The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1956 · Page 13
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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1956 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Dodgers First Choice Writer Sees Birds Climbing to Fourth By JOE REKHLEK NEW YORK (AP) — The unbeatable combination of the most powerful batting order in the postwar era and a pitching staff deep in starters and~rich in bullpen strength shoulc bring another National League pennant to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956 with just about as much ease as last year. After first place—well, anything* can happen. Any one oi' five teams' can take over the runner-up spot— Milwaukee, New York. St. Louis, Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Last year only 10 games, separated second place Milwaukee and fifth place Cincinnati. Despite the uncertain condition of pitching ace Gene Conley and weaknesses , at second base arid left field, the Braves may be the best of the also-rans. The Cards, called the best seventh-place club ever to play in the National League, could conceivably climb three notches with improved pitching. Perplexing Giants The Giants, a difficult team to analyze because of the presence of Willie Mays, Alvin Dark and Don Mueller to counterbalance weaknesses at second, third, left field and behind the plate with a que- tionable pitching staff to boot, don't figure higher than third. The Redlegs, with power at the plate exceeded only by the Dodgers, could force their way into the first division only if their pitching outdoes itself. Despite the presence of Robin Roberta, the best pitcher in baseball. a» punehless Phillies don't figure to finish in the first division and may not go higher than sixth. The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are obviously improved, but appear doomed to battle it out for iev*ntb place. Th« writer picks the teams to Osceola Warms Up For Missco Meet WILSON — Osceola's Seminoles won the senior division of a track and field meet here last weekend but because of i dropped baton in the 880-yd. relay had to settle for second place in the junior events. It \vas Osceola's manner of showing Mississippi County who will be the teams to beat in Thursday's all-county affair at Wilson. Senior Summary: Shot Putr-Lucas (O). Bobbins (O), Stovall (O), Hopkins (OM44 ft., 1 in. Discus—Robbins (O), Lucas (O) Qattis (H), Sugg (W), 128 ft., 3 in High Jump—Dye (O), Little (H) four-way tie for third, 4 ft., 11 in. 440-relay—Wilson, Osceola, 48.2. 120-high hurdles—Sugg (W), Little (H), Sano (W), Lucas (O), 18.8 100-dash—Young (O), Beall (W) Hopkins (O), Brlst (H), 10.85. Mile—Cecil (W), Dye (O), Carpenter (W), 5:39.1. 880-relay — Wilson, Mugties 1:40.9. 440-dash—Koyd (W). R«ece (O) Jinish 'in the following order: 1. Brooklyn 1. Milwaukee I. New York 4. St. Louis I Cincinnati « PhlladelphHi T. Chicago I. Pittsburgh Blasingame, Sauer Have Sharp Edge WICHITA, Kan., tfl — St. Louis Cardinal Manager Fred Kutchinson has Indicated he's leaning toward veteran Hank Sauer and Rookie Don Blasingame as selections for the opening day lineup. Only unsettled positions for the Redbirds, a red hot 18-9 team in spring training, are shortstop and left field. The former Cub slugger and the rookie shortstop "have the edge at the moment" Hutchinson said yesterday. Incumbent Rip Repulski and rookie Jackie Brandt, a fine fielder, are still very much in the running in left field. Rip is hitting .2W after a four-game spree and Brandt .288. Saner, in brief appearances the past 10 days, is batting .400. "We need a guy who can hit that long ball," Hutch said, "and Sauer is hitting the ball better right now." Going: for a lineup that would, assure the best "overall balance," Hutchinson said, "I like Blasingame very much" at shortstop. The 24 - year - old • Blasingame apparently needs only to equal Alex Grammas' steadiness In the field to beat him out for the regular Job. Fiahts Lost By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Herman (Rory) Oalhoun. 161, White Plains, N. Y., outpointed Jackie LaBua 158^, Valley Stream, N. Y., 10. Stockton, Calif. — Art Aragon. 14T,i, Los Angeles, stopped Raul Perez, HS'i, Cuba, 5 San Jose, Calif. — Teddy (Red Top) Davis, 139, Hartford. Conn., outpointed Eddie Chavez, 138, San 'Jose, 10 Stovall (O), Walton (H), 58.7. 180 low hurdles—Hopkins (O), Sano (W), 23.4. -Shoemaker .(O), Reece (O), Beene (O), Carpenter (W), 3:31. 220-dash—Sugg (W). Qattts (H) Beall (W), Young (O), 36.3. Mile relay—Wilson, Osceola 4:03.5. Broad Jump—Hopkins O), Gattis (H), StovaH (O), Sugg (W), 17 ft. 454 in. Pole Vault — Cecil (W) and Lit tie (H), first place tie; Sano (W) Dills (O) second-place tie, 9 ft., ttln. Junior Summary: Shot Put—Strange (O), Weldon (O), Nunnally (W), Chittom (H) 44 ft., 1 in. Discus—Weldon (O), Ohittom (H) third-place tie: McCullar (W), Adcock CO), 105 ft., 1 to. High Jump—Weldon (O), Christian (H), Chandler (W), tie foi fourth: McCullar fW), Chandler (W), 4 ft., 6 in. 440 relay—Hughes, Osceola, 50.2. 50-dash—C. Stackhouse (H), Weldon (O), Stemipson (H), Adcock (O), 5.7. 120-low hurdles—C. stackhouse (H), Rhodes (W), J. Stackhouse (H), Wells (O), 15.55. 100-dash—C. Stackhouse (H), Weldon (O), Ohittom (H), Wells (O), 10.7. Broad Jump — Stemipson (H) Weldon (O), Stackhouse (H), Adcock (O), 18 ft. Pole Vault —McOullum (H), Rhodes (W), 7 ft., 1 in. 440-dash—Weldon (O), Nunnally (Wi, Adcock (O), Chittom (H), 60.9. 220-dash —'C. Stackhouse, E. Weldon (O), Prestige (H), Q. Weldon (O), 25.4. 880-relay—Hughes, Wilson, 1:47.7. Seniors' final score: Osceola 70 Wilson 55'i, Hughes (of Phillips County) 28(4. The Junior tabulation: Hughes 53>i. Osceola 61V4, Wilson 18. Other than domination of the athletes by Osceola's Fred Foster and Don Watson, the meet was highlighted by the performances ot a freshman, C. Stackhouse from Hughes. He merely bettered the state's junior "B" 50 and 100-ryd. dash marks, and hit 130-yd. low hurdle time of 15.55 was Just .05 seconds off the state record. While only in the seventh grade ; Stackhouse won the state "B" Jun- Torhfell D»nt 15 Marks CHAPEL HILL, N. C. (fi — The North Carolina basketball team broke 15 university records last season. Seven marks were set by the top Tar Heel scorer, Len Rosenbluth. ' EDDIE'S DRIVE IN LIQUOR STORE Comer Broadway and Ash—Phone 3-9915 Blytheville's Only Drive-In Liquor Store • Conveniently Located • Plenty of Parking Space FAST CURB SERVICE—JUST HONK HORN Featuring AH the National Brands of LIQUORS—WINES—CORDIALS—BEER 10% OFF ON ALL CASE LOTS SPECIAL!- KC's Premium Quaity Beer 6-Can Cartoon 24-Can CUM 50 900 S3 Owned and Operated By Eddie S«Hbi» to- SO-yd. dash.-. Still, Osceola's brilliant all-around athlete Ed Weldon managed to score 30S points to Stackhouse's 24«. Joe Rhodes paced Wilson's juniors with 6?4. Senior Individual pace - setters were Jack Sugg, Wilson, 15«; Nelson Hopkins, Osceola, 13?i, Richard Lucas, Osceola, 9. Gattis (Hughes) 8%. 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The 24-year-old Sim Franciscol cisco, from accompanying him oa amateur stvld he \vtis put at a disadvantage on the iinal round at Augvista, Ga., Sunday when "the officials suddenly made a switch and paii'ed me with Sam Snead" instead of Byron Nelson as scheduled. "They said they made the change because they Were afraid 8 controversy might develop;" Venturl said, "Everybody knows Nelson and I are good friends. He guided and tutqred me into a championship golfer." Help for Burke Venturl led the tournament the first three days and appeared almost certain to win but Burke caught him on the last day ma,k- inff up an oight-siroke deficit. Jackie had a final 71 for 289; Ken required 80 to wind up at 290. "Burke was paired with Mike Souchnk," Venturl told newsmen on his arrival home last night. "They played in a twosome right in front of me and Souchnk helped Burke choase his clubs for the various shots and also helped hi rend the preens. There's nothing wrong with that but it put me at a disadvantage," In Augusta Sunday venturi had snid the pros had not tried to needle him .Into cracking. He added he "wasn't a bit nervous but just couldn't get the ball in the cup." Here however Ken said he was bothered when oificials prevented Hnrvie Ward. National Amateur Champion also from Snn Fran- the final two holes. Silent Sam "Harvie came up to say something to me on the 17th tee," Ven- turl said, "and some of the officials shoved him away. It WM very confusing:. Snead . . . hardly sopke a word to me the whole 18 holes — never once said 'nice sht'." Venturi said he hopes for revenge in the National Open at Rochester in June. "I'll show them," he said, 'I'm going to train harder than ever. I'm also going to win the Masten before I'm through." Hoeft Looks O.K. For Tiger Start DETROIT Ifl — Lefty Billy Hoed, Detroit's winningest pitcher with a 16-4 record last season, got good news from the doctor today. 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