The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 19, 1953
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PAGE BLrnTEVILLE (ARK.V COURIETl NJCWS TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1953 Blazing Bob Buhl Puts Braves Back on Top By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sports Writer Parachute jumping isn't included in the normal course of instruction on how to be- eorn* a winning major league pitcher but young hurlers may consider it when they study the amazing development of Blazing Bob Buhl. The 24-year-old right-hander from Saginaw, Mich., is one of the newest reasons for the surprising success of the Milwaukee Braves. Last night in his biggest test so far Buhl whipped the hard-hitting Philadelphia Phillies 4-0, and pulled the Braves into a first-place tie with the Phils in the National League. ***** * t Cards Lose Again On Giant Home Run BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE By The Associated Press The New York Giants are making a specialty of long ball games — let everybody else get worn out, then come through with a home run for a victory. It happened Sunday with Tookie Gilbert doing the honors. Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium it was the same story. This time Monte Orvin climaxed a seventh-inning rally with a three-run out-of-the-park ball for an 8-6 victory over the Cardinals. The game ran three hours and*eight minutes. Jack Faszholz, making his first start for the Redbirds, had a 5-2 lead at one time. After the Giants picked up two more runs. Manager Eddy Stanky — who knows the Giants and their pilot Leo Durocher since he was one once—called on Al Brazle to pitch. Brazle had had very little work in recent days and the Giants tied into him. Davey Williams started with a double. A] Dark beat out an in- lield hit. Bob Hoftnan singled. Then Irvin hit his four-bagger. All this after two were out. Freak Double Play Each side had 12 hits. Hank ' Thompson also homered for New York and Red Schoendlenst hit one for the Birds. A freak ninth-inning doubteplay upset any possible Redblrd threat that frame and ended with Stanky getting chased from his third ball game this season. With Vern Benson on first, Dick Sisler lifted a pop fly wmch Hol ~ man dropped intentionally. The umpires called on the rulebook which showed the hitter was aulomatical- • ]y out. Benson, not certain where he belonged, wandered off first base and was tagged out. The Browns were idle Monday, opening at Boston today. Philadelphia 16 Milwaukee 16 8 Brooklyn 15 12 St. Louis . 13 11 New York 13 15 Chicago 9 14 Pittsburgh 10 17 Cincinnati 7 14 New York 18 9 Chicago 19 12 Jleveland 15 11 Boston 15 12 Washington 15 15 St. Louis 12 18 Philadelphia ., 12 18 Detroit 9 22 Today /s Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Milwaukee—Meyer (3-1) vs. Wilson (2-1) Philadelphia at Cincinnati—Roberts (5-2) or Konstanty (3-1) vs. Ferkowski (1-2) or Nuxhall (0-0) New York at Chicago—Jansen (2-3) vs. Hacker (1-5) Pittsburgh at St. Louis—Lindell (S-3) vs. Staley (4-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Washington—Feller (1-2) vs Shea (2-;) Chicago at Philadelphia—Pierce (5-1) vs Byrd (2-4) Detroit at New York—Gray (04) vs Sain (2-2) St. Louis at Boston—Trucks (4-2) vs Brown (2-1) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis at Atlanta Little Rock at Birmingham Nashville at Mobile Chattanooga at New Orleans L Pet. G. 8 .667 — .667 — .556 214 .542 3 .464 5 .391 S'A .370 T/2 .333 T/2 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB. .667 — .613 1 .517 2'/z .556 3 .500 4)4 .428 6 'A .400 7'/a .290 11 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION .W L Tct. GB Birmingham 20 13 .606 Memphis 20 13 .606 Nashville 17 17 .500 Little Rock 15 16 .484 Chattanooga 14 15 .483 Mobile 18 19 .457 Atlanta 15 19 .441 New Orleans 4 4 5 . 6'/ 2 .15 20 .429 6 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New .York 8 St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 4 Philadelphia 0 Cincinnati 2 Brooklyn 1 (10 innings) (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 3 Chicago 0 Detroit 5-5 Boston 2-8 (Only games scheduled) The ex-GI paratrooper scattered seven hits and has now worked 7 scoreless innings out on a possible 18 as a starting pitcher. Two years in the Army—much of it in Korea—worked a big change in Buhl. Although he ad- nils he didn't have time to do much pitching he somehow developed a pretty good curve and a beautiful change of pace to go with his good fast ball. "The improvement in the kid is amazing." declared his manager, Charlie Grimrn. "Bob pitched for me when I managed Dallas In 1950. ie was a wild youngster then. He lad a pretty good fast ball but lis curve was a mere wrinkle. He's still a bit wild, but just enough to keep those batters honest." Buhl came back to baseball this spring after 17 battle jumps in Korea. Since his last pitching was at Dallas, where he had a mediocre 8-14 record. Buhl figured to be armed out'. But he caught fire in spring training and won a job. Brooklyn Loses Ground A skin rash slowed him down 'or a while and he lost a game in •elief to Cincinnati the first week of the season. He didn't get into another game until last week, when he was a last-minute choice ,o face the New York Giants. The Slants got two bloop hits and Buhl was In business. Last night's victory, which Included a home run by Del Crandall gave the Braves an even spilt In heir first home series with the Phils. Both teams gained ground over -he third-place Brooklyn Dodgers, who lost last night to the Cincinnati Reds, 2-1, in 10 innings. It wns the Dodgers' fifth loss In six games. New York rallied to de- eat St. Louis. 8-6, in the only other National League game. In the American League, Detroit split a double-header with Boston, •aking the first game 5-2, and los- ng the second, 8-5. Washington cooled off the Chicago White Sox, 3-0, and .the. other clubs weren't scheduled. ' ° 18 Stranded Ted Kluszewsk! homered with one out in the 10th and final inning for the Cincinnati triumph as the Dodgers equaled a modern major league record by leaving 18 base- runners stranded in the first nine innings. The crushing blow came oflT Preacher Roe, who also threw a home run ball to Andy Seminick in the fifth .inning. Bud Podblela pitched an-'arria2ing game for the Redlegs. He'walked 13 men In the first nine innings—one gave up six hits and saw one get aboard on an error. Yet he was scored on only once. In the first Inning when Jackie Robinson followed two walks with a double. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 21 Little Rock 0 Memphis 14 Atlanta 6 Nashville 6 Mobile 4 Chattanooga at New Orleans, post poned Fights Lost Night By The Associated Press BROOKLYN — Art Persley, 134 V,, New Orleans, outpointed Percy Bassett, 132, Philadelphia, 10. NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Eddie Compo, 133. New Haven, outpointed Bobby EnglJsh, 132, Pall River, Sports Roundup — Three-D Fix Resolve Doubts By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — About the only thing one can conclude after watching the three- dimensional films of the Rocky Mavciano-Joe Walcott fiasco is that television and its millions of devotees were victims of a diabolical conspiracy. By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK W— About the only thing one can conclude after watching the three-dimensional films of the Rocky Marciano-Joe Walcott fiasco is that television and its millions of devotees were victims of a diabolical conspiracy. In the first place, our timing indicates that nine out of 10 hosts had just said, "What'll everybody have," and were moving toward the kitchen when Walcott went down. The action had been slow and unexciting, and with only 45 seconds left of the round it looked like a smart time to stoke 1 up. Those who did happen to be gazing at their screens at the instant of the knockdown didn't see Marciano's punch either. They saw Walcott retreating toward them, back first, and then they saw him sit down suddenly, as though he had tripped over a wire. By (he time they awakened to the sad situation, the viewers Had, indeed, received a short count. The film will remove uny d.oubt in your mind that Old Folks got well and truly hit. In slow motion you will see Marciano throw a jeauty of a one-two—a left swing high on the cheek followed by a crushing right to the jaw packing every ounce of his weight behind it. Rocky, himself, called it an uppercut, but through our polar- olds it looked like a very horizontal one, more like a right cross. Just .' Settln' You'll see Walcott Just a 'settin' there, his right glove grasping the rope and his eyes staring at nothing in particular. He never once looks up at the referee or toward his corner, so far as we could detect, nor ever displays any consciousness of the count going on above him. The referee, incidentally, is shown to be tolling exactly in unison with the knockdown timekeeper, whose arm can be seen rising and falling in the foreground. Some think they see Walcott stir slightly at around five. We didn't, nor at eight, which the referee calls especially loud, as though AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALLS FOR : KIDS — Five baseballs, autographed by major league players have been received here by J. P. Wend. The baseballs will be turned over to the Y to be given to outstanding kid players in the Y leagues and the Little * # # * League. The autographed baseballs are from the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh pirates, and two from the St. Louis Cardinals. (Courier News Photo) Little Leaguers May Get To Meet Big Leaguers A chance of meeting personally members of a major league baseball team was added today to the list of trophies that will be offered Blytheville Little League players during the coming season. | " The offer came from Harold Ro- * -- • — • — • — — - • Top Golf Pros Shun Western Open Tourney Hogan, Snead, Burke, Demaret Won't Take Part By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — You can expect some official dust to be kicked up ovtr failure of a group of top-name pros to play in the Western Open Golf tournament at St. Louis May 28-31. Four of the game's biggest attractions — Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jimmy Demaret and Jack Burke — have announced plans to spend that particular week end giving a series of exhibitions at Lake Kinmesha. N. Y., and up New England way. The Western is one of the oldest fixtures on the rich Professional Golfers Association circuit and long has ranked just behind the National Open and PGA In prestige. This year's event is bound to suffer heavily without such links notables. Horton Smith, PGA president, is reported ready to try to Intervene in the sponsors' behalf, but it's sure to do no good. Big Field for U.S. Open There's going to be an interesting field In the U. S. Open. The U. S. Golf Association today announced an entry list of 1,675, thirteen short of last years' record. Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado, a one handicap player who Is an old links partner of President Elsen- hower, is among the entries. Bobby Locke, the British Open champion, and Peter Thompson, the Australian star, give the tournament an inter- Mass., 10, CHICAGO—King Solomon. 160^ Chicago, outpointed Chico Pacheco, 156 U, Mimai, Pla., 8. arbiter's arm has descended on 10, vou will see Walcott spring to his :eet and stray somewhat uncertainly toward his own corner. Timing Okay There can be no doubt of the , timing, for they stop the camera for a moment at the bottom of Referee Frar.k Sikora's down swing on 10. Walcott's trunks are on the canvas, his glove on the bottom rope, a dazed expression on his face. Having seen this, you will become bored at that which follows—the'strangely delayed protestations by Walcott and his manner. Only one,thing the pictures will not tell you—whether Joe could have gotten up sooner and continued the fight. Our personal opinion at the time was, and still is, that he was helpless, end that it would have been dangerous ,to have let Rocky hit him agnin. We think that the count of "10" seeped through to Walcott's numbed brain and that his aged muscles reacted instinctively to the alarm. We think cas y , as ,.,onui,i,.<.L...7 ™ — seeking to rouse the stricken fight- I the pictures prove Sikora to be a er. Finally, an instant after the I fine referee. jttger, issistant to the president of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who also sent along l baseball autographed by members of the 'irate team to be used by the league, along with four others received as trophies for the kid players. J. P. Friend, local sports enthusiast anil a member of the Little League's Board of Commissioners, said that all five <-r the autographed baseballs promised by major league teams, have been received and have been turned over to the Y. The baseballs, autographed by players of the Pirates. Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and St Louis Cardinals, will be distributed to deserving youngsters in the Y's summer baseball program with at least two earmarked to go to the Little League. The inst of the autographed baseballs, froir the Red Sox and the Yankees, vere received yesterday Mr. . Frienf said. Tbese two were furnished >y Mel Parnell, the Red Sox mounc ace who pitched for the BlythevilleArmy Air Field nine during World War'll. In a lett>r to Mr. Friend. Roettger stated thai he has arranged for the members if the champion Little League tesm to meet the Pirates individual!' if the trip to St. Louis to be givei by the league, can be arranged luring series. However Just a Cardinal-Pirate what game the champlonnlp team will be taken to see has nc been fixed by the league officials aid probably won't be until the seaon is well underway. Mr. Frind stated that in addition to th autographed balls from the Yankes and the Red Sox, Parnell also sent along his personal congratuliions to the league, its officias a:d payers and his hopes for a goo season. The Lit? League season is scheduled to ge underway June 2. Television SERVICE ANY MAKE PHILCO FACTORY SERVICE PA Syslcms for Sale or Kent Blaylock's V. Highway 61 Ph. 3172 national favor, Julius Bros will defend. Former title holdrs in the field are Gene Sarazen, loyd Mangrum, Gary Middlecoff, ,'harles (Chick) Evans, Tommy Amour, Craig Wood, Lawson Littl, Lew Worsham, Sam Parks Jr Johnny Farrel, Billy Burke an Ben Hogan. The opn is scheduled at Oakmont. ner Pittsburgh, June 11-13, with two ays of preliminary qualifying JUB 9-10. Sectional qualifying tests re scheduled for June 1. RHEIMIC PAIN? KICNEY-BLADDER IRRITATION? Mountain Yall«yWot«r hat been r«ommtnd- •d for rheumatic pain and kidnty-blcdd«r Irritation for ov«r 75 yoan bceouM it help* tot « Stlimilita I kidney 1 l.nctJxn. SoaBM bllftfer irrlUliom. NttilraM uric KiDrty. RCHARDSON'S 'ash Grocery Oer of 5lh A Main CarlosRodriquez, O'Hara Win At Mat Melee Millie Stafford Whips Betty Hawkins; Referee Gets in Act Millie Stafford, Carlos Rodriquez and Doran O'Hara emerged victorious last night in the triple main event card of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Miss Stafford, a tough 140-pound- er, roughed her way to a victory over Betty Hawkins by copping the first and third falls of the one-hour time limit bout that proved to be Walcott's Lawyer Claims Film Edited By TOM BRANAGAN CHICAGO (AP) — Unless Felix Bocchicchio goes to court to prove somehow that pictures lie, the Rocky Marciano-Jersey Je Walcott episode is closed. Bocchicchio, Walcott's manager, was among those present yesterday for a special showing of three dimension films of Friday night's heavyweight championship bout. The moving pictures showed def- inately that Walcott received a full count of 10 after his first-round decking by Champion Marciano. Bocchicchio and Walcott had claimed Referee Prank Sikora dished out a fast count. The waspish Bocchicchio maintained, even after the evidence of the films was submitted, that he still thought the count was fast. His lawyer, Angeio Malandra, declared the pictures were "edited and did not depict the actual action." 5 Point Protest Disallowed However, Chairman Livingston Osborne and members Lou Rad- zienda and Johnny Behr of the Illinois Athletic Commission were not swayed by what Radzienda called "this kind of nonsense." At an IAC meeting following the movies, the commission disallowed all five points of Bocchicchio's protest that the result be set aside. The commission said the KO at 2:25 of the first round "stands as official." Furthermore, Osborne said, he was disappointed in Jersey Joe's showing and added firmly: "He should retire." "I think Walcott was through when he went into the ring " he said. Besides a charge of a fast count, Bocchicchio and Malandra based their protest on four other argu- Blytheville Man Quits Coaching Connie Hay. former Blytheville High School gridder, has resigned as assistant coach at Payette County High School to accept a position with the Boy Scouts in west Tennessee. A graduate of Mississippi state, he has held coaching positions at Wynne and Trumann in Arkansas and in Vicksburg, Miss,, before going to Payette. the best on the card. The two women slugged away at each other for a total of 30 minutes much to the delight of the lans. Miss Stafford grabbed her two falls with body pins and Miss Hawkins got hers the same way. In the second bout big Carlos Rodriquez proved too much for Jimmy Siksay In their grudge duel. The big Mexican used his massive bulk to an advantage to defeat the smaller Siksay in the first and third falls to claim the victory. •'• Tills bout developed into a melee midway of the final fall as Rodriquez turned to his favorite trick, rubbing a taped wrist across the eyes of his opponent. It took a bit of explaining and the reversal of the referee's decision j to decide the third match between O'Hara and Sailor Parker. In the second round Parker floored referee Jack Moody while the official wasn't looking. Moody, ired and a bit bewildered by the action, thought that O'Hara had attacked him and immediately held up Moran's hand as a sign of disqualification for O'Hara. But Promoter Mike Meroney entered the ring and convinced Moody that he had accused O'Hara wrongly so Moody reversed his decision and gave the match to O'Hara. ments: Marciano was iiot in a neutral corner when the count started: Sikora was escorting Marciano to Walcott's corner when the timekeeper started the count; Walcott actually was up before the count of 10, and the ring was not regulation size and too heavily padded. Barons Make Park Noisy Spot 23 Base Hits Produce 21 Runs in Win By JACK SIMMS Associated Pres» Sports Writer Birmingham may not be th« noisiest of Southern Association cities, but the Little Rock Travelers and residents living near Rickwood Park will argue the point. Mayo. Smith's Barons made morft racket last night than any other Southern Association team has made In quite a spell. Birmingham bats boomed 23 times as the Barons humiliated Little Rock. 21-0. Birmingham's 21 runs tied the third highest shutout mark In the League's history.' Luke Appling's Memphis Chicks also turned on the steam, battering the Atlanta Crackers, 14-5, to stay in a deadlock with Birmingham for first place. Nashville stopped Mobile's winning streak at four by bouncing the Bears, 6-4. Chattanooga and New Orleans were rained out. Grot* 5 for I Outfielder Hal Grote got his nam« in the record book by slamming two home runs against Little Rock in one inning, the eighth. Birmingham tallied 12 times that inning, three more than any team got in one frame last season. Grote, who had five for five, socked both of his homers with two men on base. John Kucab held Little Rock to five hits. Ted Edmunds was the losing pitcher. Ken Landenberger paced the Chicks to their lopsided triumph by hitting a pair of homers and driving in six runs. Nashville made six runs In the sixth against Mobile by bunching six singles with two walks. The victory, coupled with Little Rock's loss, moved the Vols back Into third place. . ~ Save on gas and upkeep with a Studebaker truck good'/oo&6it//tt'up ///, too/ Gel a smoothly rtreamlined 1953 Stodebaker •ruck and you'r* f ure to help your businejs two ways. Firtt of all, Sfudebaker'i modern methods of truck designing save gas for you and cut upkeep expense—then you cash in further en good looks that build plenty of good will. Stop in and examine a Studebaker truck „ light-duty pick-up or stake—or a powerful 1 '/J or 2 ton model for heftier hauling. See how,superbly a Studebaker truck is designed to save. CHAMBLIN SALES COMPANY Railroad & Ash Streets W. D. "Bill" Chamblin Phone 6888 Retread Today, the McCad Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phon« 8662

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