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MONDAY, MAY 18, 195S BLYTHBVllXE fARK.V COUTITER NEWS PAGE SEVEN At Present Rate, Campanella Could Get 73 Home Runs Br HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sporti Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — If Roy Campanella maintained his early foot, t h e b u r 1 y Brooklyn backstop would'manufacture 73 home runs and bat in 279 runs. Graybearda can't recall a slugger getting off with such tremendous lick — 10 h o m e runs and 38 runs driven in 21 games. Focusing more* .-. attention on Campane 1 1 a ' i clouting were hli four round trippers and 10 RBl's against Roberts, Simmons and Drews In the three - game series which saw the Dodgers taki the N a 11 o n a League lead from the Phillies. Ex- Roy Campanella clamation point- Ing it to an even greater extent was Campanella being bolter than a nuclear explosion while teammates, usually high explosive, were rather cool. Meanwhile, Stanley Musial was going 0 for 21, perhaps for the first time In his spectacular career Carl Erskine elammcd the door in Mu- slal's face at Ebbets Field, where in the past the Cardinals' six-time batting champion has stirred up so much trouble. Campanella definitely is a hot and cold swatter, albeit a rather dependable and always dangerous one. Up until this trip, Campanella made a habit of leaving the post slowly, ^preferred hot weather. Basically, Musial, too, takes him time about getting Into the swing of things. The year The Man's appendix and tonsils ganged up on him, 1M7, he got exactly nowhere until early June. • » * YOU CAN WIN a bet at most any bar by saying right out loud that Bobby Adams last August had more hits than Musial. Outside of Cincinnati, like as not the average fan has to stop and think where to place Adams, but 'he fact remains that in August the Redlegs' little third baseman had sprayed more hits around the various premises than the mighty Musial. Connie Ryan has had 5 (or 8 and 6 for 6 this spring. The Phillies' veteran second baseman, lifetime average .246, was batting .351 in 21 games 8s the eastern clubs swung west. "All I know Is that I'm doing everything right, and am not going to change," says Ryan. "If you're getting base hits obviously you're doing it the right way." Charley Dressen says Campanella Is standing closer to the plate, the better to poke the outeide pitch into right field. ., "I don't feel any different," says Campanella. "I wish I knew why I was hitting so well. If I did I'd write , it down for future reference. "I'm Just swinging where the ball is." • * * IN A SLUMP, 95 per cent of the Fiel<f ar> d Stream— Here's Expert Advice On Guns in Mothballs By WARREN PAGE Shooting Editor Now that the fishermen have rummaged in closets for their casting rods and dusted moth flakes off their dry flies, it's time for varmint shooters to get their off-season artillery into condition. Jack rabbit shooters In the prairie states have probably kept their muskets functioning all winter, but in those areas where chucks are hard hunted, it may be wise to wait a bit longer, because potting pasture poodles before the first litter of young chucks has been weaned, is the quickest way to shoot themselves out of summer fun. But regardless of when your particular varmint season opens, It's always fun to start tuning up guns. Strange things can happen to a rifle over the winter. You've kept your house hot and dry for the midwinter months and then along came the rains of March or April to soak things up again. The almost inevitable result is some stock warpage—which In turn affects not only where your rifle will shoot, but also how well it will shoot. For some reason never satisfactorily explained to me, screws that were tight when Betey was oiled mora remarkable hitters change their grip or stance or throw the Dat away and get a new one. More often than not, this results in their aetng jerked around, and they don't hit again until they get back in the groove. In his many years in baseball, Branch Rickey knew only one extraordinary batter who refused to make the slightest alteration. Re- gradiess of how many times he went o bat without a hit, Rogers Hornsby stuck with the script. The Rajah continued to devour steaks and give :he movies the back of his neck. "All I got to do is keep meeting the ball," he used to say. "They'll 'all in there." Standout hitters are of a patera. That's why they're great. There is no explaning the hot and cold batter. They turn it on and off ike water. They can't tell you why. So let's say it's a quirk of the reflexes and let it go at that. and put away in the fall will have loosened themselves when she is brought out of wraps in the spring. Easy to understand this when the screws go through wood, of course, but sometimes even the sight screws loosen up. Careful cleaning of the barrel, removal of any storage grease .antf very light relubrlcation of any action parts are rather obvious steps in readying up a rifle. But the piece is still not ready to go. Set up carefully on every screw you can find, particularly those Just ahead of and behind the trigger guard on bolt- action guns. With a smaller-bitted screw driver, tighten every screw fastening sighting equipment to the gun —and if you use a scope, it's smart to take off the glass in its bracket and snug up the screws In the bases. A drop of varnish or shellac on the threads before a screw Is turned down will anchor it rather permanently, by the way. But don't fire a shot until the gun is tight. Be sure to traipse out to the local range or sandpit for careful •retargeting. Not only do almost all stocks warp over a winter, but also the ammunition you just picked up at the hardware store is very likely a different lotfrom last year's left-overs—and will shoot to a different place. If you find that the musket's iccuracy has fallen off badly, and the fore-end seems to have warped away from the barrel, strip her down again and put a couple of thicknesses of cardboard under the barrel at the fore-end tip to restore tension there. If the wood has warped sideways or upwards, and you're not handy with tools, tote Betsy down to the gunsmith's for a rebedding job. But don't waste fodder, which Isn't exactly given away these days, by starting varmint operations before your rifle is ready. Read Courier News Classified Ads. More Than 800 Yes, the Farmers Bank and Trust Co. has installed more than 800 modern Safe Deposit Boxes! It's the largest and most modern Safe Deposit Box service between Memphis and St. Louis. You can choose from three sices ... to suit your need. It's the orHy SAFE way, to protect documents and valuable possessions, and we suggest you order yours now while they are still available. The low rental charge will surprise you. 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