The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 26, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAT 28, 19fli Baseball Goes Crazy In Coolness of Night By BEN PHLEGAR Associaled Press Sports Writer Night games turned into nightmares in the major leagues last night in one of th wildest programs since they first flipped the switches that brought artificial daylight t the big time. __ , .——— * Included In the action were: U.S. Supreme Court Will Eye Baseball By HERB ALTSCHULL WASHINGTON (AP) — Is organized baseball a legal or an illegal monopoly ? That's the question the Supreme Court has undertaken to answer. The future of bastball as now organized may be at stake. The court announced yesterday it will hear arguments in the fall on: 1. Whether baseball is a sport or a business and 2. Whether the game's reserve clause violates the trust laws. The reserve clause is at the heart ol the structure of baseball and all other professional sports. It is the contract provision which binds a player to the club for which he plays until the club chooses to let him go. Even the baseball people concede that this clause makes the game a monopoly, since it derives a player of the right to bargain his services to the highest bidder. Not A Business But they maintain it is a legal monopoly becaus'e, they say, baseball Is not a business and thus does not fall under the anti-trust laws. Rep. Ccller (D-NY), who conducted an investigation of baseball last year, put it this way aft- 'nation's anti-} er learning of the court's action: "As organized baseball is now constituted, the reserve clause is the keystone in the arch. If that clause falls, the arch falls.' He predicted that If the court decides baseball is a business in interstate commerce, the reserve clause will be found illegal. If the court comes up with that ruling. u Celler said, congress undoubtedly will be asked to pass a special law exempting baseball from the anti-trust laws. Back in 1922, the supreme court agreed with organized baseball, throwing out a suit which contended the game violated the antitrust laws. NEA Little League Begins Play Tonight The 1953 Northeast Arkansas Little League will officially open tonight with Osceola playing at Cherry Valley, Marked Tree helping Parkin with their opening night festivities, Tyronza paying Hnrris- burg a visit, and Wynne playing host to West Memphis. Tonight's games will start the eight clubs off on a 21-game schedule followed by a double-elimination tournament. Harrisburg, Parkin, Cherry Valley and Wynne are all planning big pre-game ceremonies, following the traditional pre-game activities of the professional ball clubs. To make a long story short, there's nothing little about the Little Leagues except the players who range in ages irqm 9-12, inclusively. Mississippi County's NEA Little League entry will be Osceola for the second straight year, and although six regulars were lost from last year's aggregation, Coach Bill Beall's Papooses could be a contender all the way. Ray Mann, Jr., Billy Robbins and Ed Weldon are the only remaining veterans, but this threesome packs plenty of punch at the plate and have the experience to hold the team together. Mann, last year's first sacker, has been converted into a catcher. Alternating at the shortstop slot and QUEEN SIZE — FayeDykstra couldn't lift this 65-pound cobia caught at Oregon Inlet, N. C., so she balanced it on the end of its nose. (NEA) on the mound, Weldon proved one of the mainstays of last season's team. Robbins has been moved in from right field to the flrst base position. After a week's workout the team is rounding into playing condition uud with three more workouts on lap before opening game Coach Beall has to find a keystone combination. Probable starters at the other positions are Ray Mann, Jr., catcher; Ed Weldon, pitcher; Billy Robbins, flrst base; Jack Morse, third base; Logan Young, leftfield; Jerry Hill, centerfield; and Jerry Weldon, right field. YFA Beats Bell; Sixty-OneWins Y.F.A. removed Bell Telephone from the ranks of the unbeaten in the Commercial Softball league yesterday at Maloney Park with a 5-3 extra-inning victory. In the Bay Window loop. American United Life Insurance Com, pany also lost Its first Kame of the season dropping an 11-8 contest to 61 Implement Company. Behind the five hit pitching of Gurley, the Young Farmers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a three-three deadlock which sent the game one inning over the regulation five frames. The tie-breaking runs came on 1. A modern major league rec ord for consecutive strikeouts. 2. The longest nine inning gam in the history of baseball. 3. The season's high in hits fo an American League team. 4. A run scored on a "three has walk," plus a balk. 5. One club using 23 players equaling the American Leagui record. Big Max Surkont of the Milwau kee Braves struck out seven Cin cinnati batters in a row, waitec 38 minutes for a rainstorm to sub side, then fanned one more for the modern record. He won the game the second half of a twilight nigh doubleheader, 10-3, for his sixth in a row. He hasn't been beaten. A gathering of 24,445 of the Milwaukee faithful braved six hours of rain and high winds to watch thel new pets win both games. Rookie Don Llddle hurled a three hitter to take the opener, 5-1. Marathon The marathon game came at Yankee Stadium, where the Boston Red Sox needed three hours and 52 minutes to whip New York at home for the first time since last August. The score was 14-10, nnd n running up the margin the Red Sox pounded six New York pitchers for 20 hits, high in the American League this season. Down by as much as eight runs the Yanks rallied in the late innings and in the ninth Joe Collins went all the way around for free. He walked, advanced to second and third unmolested and scored on a balk by Ellis Kinder. The Yankee loss cut their first place margin to 2'/ z games over the Chicago White Sox, who edged St. Louis, 7-5. although the Browns threw 23 men Into the fray. This tied an American League record for men used. In the only other American; League action the Washington Senators scored five runs in the first Inning and downed the Philadelphia Athletics, 6-1. In the National League the twin Milwaukee triumph gave the Braves a full game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, who went on an IB-hit rampage against a half dozen Chicago pitchers in pound- ng out a 14-3 decision. This gnme ind New York's 6-3 verdict over ittsburgh were played in daylight. Brooklyn rallied to hand Philadelphia its fifth straight loss, 11-9, at night after a delay of an hour nnd 21 minutes because of rain. Cleveland and Detroit in the LOOK, MOM, NO HANDS—Willa McGuire, Rhoda Williams, Shirley Sibre and Kathy Darlyn, left to right, skim across Cypress Gardens waters at Winter Haven, Fla. The neat balancing act is a tune-up for the ^"-Ameriran Wct»r Ski Tournament there in June. (NEA) Fazio Shoots Lowest Score in PGA Trials NEW YORK (AP) — The veteran George Fazio, wh as come close but never won a major golf championship vas the nation's low qualifier, yesterday in trials for th National Professional Golfers Association tournament. The slender Pine Valley Country lub professional from Clementon, . J., carved seven strokes off par as e shot around the Reading, Pa., ountry Club course In 69-66—135. ar is 71. Fazio led seven qualifiers in hi: [strict and turned in the best tria 'fort nationally for the PGA chanv ionship July 1-7 at the Birming- am, Mich., Country Club. The Pine Valley pro tied with Ben ogan and Lloyd Mangrum for thi ational Open crown at Merion, Pa. 1950 and lost to Hogan in the ayoff. The next Spring he led the rst round of the Masters before •opplng back. Pete Cooper, former Florida pro- ssional now at Purchase, N. Y. d a field of 45 in the Metropolltar e\v York trials at Port Washing- n, N. Y., shooting 68-69—137, fivo ider par, over the sands point urse. Claude Harmon of Mamaroneck American League weren't scheduled. Big Ralph Kiner hit his 300th major league home run at Pittsburgh. The blast produced all three of the Pirates' runs. JerbyWinner's Racing Career Ends Abruptly singles ;>y Bench, Williams and Beecham-and an error. Y.F.A. got six hits off the offerings of losing hurler Pnrnsh. In the round boy circuit, 61 Implement came up with nine runs In the seventh inning after trailing 8-2 going into the frame. Homers by Gaines and Deal, the first with two aboard and thn second with the bases loaded, were enough to beat the Insurers. Mehaney gave up n hits In getting the win, while Garrott gave up 10 as the loser. Connecticut's superintendent of fisheries and game hfis an appropriate name, it ts tir. Russell P. Hunter. NEW YORK f/P)—The racing career of Dark Star, the rags-to- riches colt who won the Kentucky Derby in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the run for the roses, came to an abrupt end today, the result oE an injury to his right foreleg. Owner Harry P. Guggenheim, v;ho bought Dark Star for $6,500 . in 1951 at the Keeneland Sales Viere he was shopping for another yearling, said the injury was a bowed tendon nnd that it was suffered In the Prcakness last Saturday. Thus the brown colt—t.he only horse ever to Native Dancer —won't get another chance to whip the Dancer in the Belmont Stakes on June 13. Dark Star was running according to schedule in, the Preakness, then suddenly let »p at the three-eighths pole and finally finished fifth. There was an Ironic coincidence in Dark Star's retirement. Back in 1945, Polynesian, fathev of Native Dancer, won the Preakness, with Hoop Jr. second. Hoop Jr. j suffered an Injury in that race and never ran again. ! N. Y., former Masters champion, a Mike Turnesa, brother of defending PGA. champion Jim Turnesa, wer among the eight, who qualified in this test. Long - hitting Jimm, Thomson failed to make the grade. Ed Furgol qualified at St. Louis Toney Penna made the grade at CO' lumbus and Charlie Bassler quali fied at Richmond, Va. O'Hara, Fields Win Tag Match Toughies Given Boot By Referee Moody A soft drink lid hidden In i elastic knee brace proved to be the downfall of Sailor Moran and Eddie Malone in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. The Illegal weapon cost Moran and Malone the decision in the bout as Referee ack Moody ( qualified them In the third and deciding fall, awarding the victory to Doran O'Hara and Lee Fields. Moran hid the metal cap in his elastic knee brace. The lid made nice little bump in the brace and used this bump by raking his knee across the eyes of the opposition This started in the second fall. Moran entered the ring with taped wrist which he used to rub across the eyes of O'Hara and Fields until the tape was removed by Ref. ree Moody. Then he acquired the soft drink cap and started all over. O'Hara and Fields won the first fall In 14 minutes with Fields defeating Malone with monkey flips nnd a body pin. But Moran and Malone came back ,o sweep the second fall in 11 minutes with a half crab. The third fall lasted but s^minutes. In the two one-fall preliiru'nary bouts Malone defeated O'Hara and Fields won over Moran Johnny Vander Meer, the only Ditcher ever to hurl two successive lo-hitters in the majors, is now the nannger of the Burling ton, la., lub in the Class B Thre-I League. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Milwaukee 2011 .645 St. Louis ... Brooklyn ... Philadelphia New York ... Pittsburgh ., Chicago Cincinnati .. .19* .20 14 .17 13 ,19 16 .12 21 .10 19 ..9 20 .613 .588 .567 .543 .364 .345 .310 10 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York ... Cleveland .. Chicago Boston " Washington , Philadelphia St. Louis Detroit W L .23 11 .18 12 .22 15 .20 15 .19 17 .16 22 .12 22 .10 26 3 2'/2 Pet. GB .676 .600 .595 .571 .528 5 ..421 9 .353 11 .278 14 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham Memphis ... Nashville ... W 25 22 22 Mobile 21 New Orleans ... 20 Atlanta 19 Little Bock .... 18 Chattanooga ... 17 Pcct. GB .595 .550 .524 .488 .465 .463 .462 .447 Stan Clouts Two As Cardinals' Bats Continue Barrage I!j The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals had base hits — 18 of them — going all over Wrigley Field in Chicago yesterday as they staggered the Chicago Cubs, 11-3, for their sixth victory in their last seven games. Stan Musial, looking more like the National League champion he has been, boosted his batting average closer to the .300 mark with three of the hits, two of them homers. He also walked twice. His first home run in the sixth + • — came with Red Schoendienst on base and went over the right fielc wall. In the eighth he put the ball into the left field bleachers with two mates aboard. Steve Bilko unfurled his sixth homer of the season and singled twice while Schoendienst singled three times and doubled once In six trips to the plate. While all this was going on Joe Presko hurled his way to his thin victory, giving up six hits and walking four. Al Brazle reLievec him in the sixth, allowing three more hits. The Cat Loses Sixth The White Sox rallied twice with for-run and two-run innings a Husch Stadium in a night contest, handing the Browns their eighth straight loss, a 7-5 affair. Ex-Cardinal Harry Brecheen, in a relief role, drew his, sixth loss in his brief American League ca- Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE St .Louis 14 Chicago 3 New York 6 Pittsburgh 3 Brooklyn 11 Philadelphia 9 Milwaukee 5-10 Cincinnati : AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 6 Philadelphia 1 Boston 14 New 'Xork 10 Chicago 7 St. Louis 5 (Only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 4-6 Birmingham 3- Mobile 6 little Rock 4 New Orleans 12 Memphis 10 Nashville 3 Atlanta 2 Big Gamble on Trotters, Pacers Has Paid Off By GAYLE TALROT NEW YORK (AP) — Roosevelt Raceway, the most fabulous sports establishment since the Roman Colosseum was in its heyday, lias opened its hospitable gates for another lOS-night stand out among the cabbage patches and housing developments on Long Island. By the time the trotters and the [city. For pacers have completed their j real nice chunk.of stock, but the that amount you got a chores in the fall, it i s estimated | men who were willing to risk .that that more than 2.000.000 persons will have visiled the old, aband- doned auto racing plant on the outskirts of this city.and will have poured some $110,000,000 through its mutuel machines. This marks the nth year of the transplanted hayburncrs, and we older residents of the island no onger gawk in astonishment when confronted \vilh traffic jams eight miles long in the early morning hours. In fact, nobody gets too excited about Roosevelt any more. It couldn't have happened', but it did, and how would you like to liave a piece of the m'int?i It Was Cheap In almost any small gathering kind of money on such an obviously crack-brained scheme were scarce. The fanatics who thought they could bring the trotters in off the farm and show a profit had other troubles, too. The men who owned and drove the animals were extremely skeptical, and., when the | night set for the grand opening ; approached the vast, majorHy of them still were In the 'rural i reaches, picking up $200 purses at j county fairs. A fellow who was ; close to the plight of the promoters tells us: • . I "The day before- the opening, ns ] I recall, we had only 35 horses In i was feeling sorry for us we were sending out appeals for horses and promising the moon. Got The Horses "Well, by the time it stopped raining we had enough horses to fill the card, eight horses to the race. Of course, some of them had to double up and trot twice in a night, but that was qviite customary at the time and nobody minded. Once the crowds began to come and the owners saw what was going on there no longer was a horse shortage, but it was a close thing. What if that rain Hadn't started when it did?" The man shuddered, as one lereabouts it is possible to run! tlle stalls, and we had advertised nto at least two fellows who had ! an eight-race card. It was fl ries- » chance to buy into the opera- Iperatc situation. But then it began i lion for, say, $5.00(1 bnck in 1940 i in rain and you never saw rain when the promoters were RII-IIR--more welcome.»H cnme down for lelmg to bring the sport to the big • Ihrec days and while everybody DEAF? Now there Is no need to let Impaired hearing handicap you In business or in social activities. The new "AUDIO- TONE" Healing Aid niny help you rrKain the Joys of better hearing. This tiny Instrument has ninny advanced engineering features, such as Its printed circuits which eliminates most servicing problems, yet,has a po\vcrfii].beauti(ully clear andnatural tone. "AUDIOTONE" Is approved by the American Medical Association. Come In for a FREE demonstration. Kirby Drug Stores would at the thought of losing a fortune. No figures are available, but the group of believers who sank (heir money in the scheme must have done approximately as kers Raceway, on the other side well by this time as they would have with a private oil field. Yon- of the city, has been an equally lucrative operation for the past several years, but its owners didn't have to gamble. They had information. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Chicago (2)—Haddix (4-2) and Clark (0-0) vs. Schultz 0-0) and Lown (0-0) Cincinnati at Milwaukee—Raf- ensberger (1-4) vs. Buhl (2-2) or Vilson (2-2) (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at Cleveland—Houtteraan 2-3) vs. Geller (1-3) Chicago at St. Louis—Byrne (1-0) vs. Pillette (1-1) Boston at Philadelphia—Parnell (6-0) vs, Kellner (5-4) (Only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Nashville Birmingham at Chattanooga Mobile at Little Rock New Orleans at Memphis TRUSSES Spring or Elastic Abdominal Belts Kirby Drug Stores FUEL OIL 0.0. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell Tkat Staff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant- Promised Land reer. He still is without a victory for the season. The Browns had a 1-0 lead until the Sox broke loose for four fourth inning runs off starter Virgil Trucks with doubles by Vern Stephens and Sherm Lollar and singles from the bats of Sam Mele, Minny Minoso and. Nelson Fox. St. Louis worked its way back to the front, taking a one-run lead in the seventh when Johnny Groth singled home Willie Miranda. The Palehose came back In the eighth with two runs on doubles by fox and Chico Carrasquel and singles by Jim Rivera and Ferris Fain. Relief hurler Lou Aloma gained his second victory. Farragut's Ship Waits and Rots NORFOLK, Va. (/PI — A. tired old lady droops in her berth here while congress ponders whether it should give her 'an expensive prescription that would prolong her life. The old lady is the once proud HSS Hartford on whose decks Admiral Farragut in his battle with the Confederates In Mobile Bay yelled: "Damn the torpedoes. Pull speed ahead." A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to restore the old lad yand send her to Mobile as an historic relic. The Navy estimates more than a million dollars would be required to restore her. Meanwhile she is slowly rotting away in her berth at the St. Helena Annex of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Appling Stews As Chicks Lose To Pelicans Barons Lengthen Lead; Travs Lose to Bears By MERCER BAILET Associated Press Sports Writer Luke Appling, manager of th» Memphis Chicks, is an affable, easygoing guy as a rule, but a fellow can take only so much. Luke took his fill, and then some, last night. With his chance to gain on Birmingham, the Southern Association leader, Memphis blew a 3-run lead and bowed to New Orleans, 12-10. As a result, the .Barons lengthened their lead to two full games by splitting with Chattanooga, winning the nightcap 1-6 alter dropping the opener, 4-3. Nashville edged Atlanta, 3-2, and Mobile dropped Little Rock, 6-4. Although three of Appling's Chicks — Floyd Fogg, Harry Bright and Paul Lehner—got home runs, they went for naught when New Orleans' Al Grunwald slammed one over the fence with, the bases loaded In the seventh to' win the game. Luke Shows the Way Adding to Luke's misery, Don Pinciotti robbed himself of a double in the third by failing to touch flrst, and Ken Landberger had to leave flrst base in the fifth because of an injured hand. Topping it off, Luke suggested— rather pointedly—that perhaps Umpire Andy Mitchell's eyes were failing him in the ninth. Mitchell could see well enough to show Appling ;he way out. Rightflelder Bill Kerr and Relief Pitcher Jim Melton starred in Mobile's victory over Little Rock. Melton saved the game for Wally Hood by twice baffling Ralph At- clns, tied for the home run lead with eight. Coming on in the seventh with two out and the bases loaded, the righthander fanned Atkins. In th» linth, with the tying runs on base, le got the slugger to roll out. Kerr thrilled the fans with two leaping, back-to-the-wall catches which robbed Little Rock of three runs. Kerr also smashed L homer, two doubles and a single. for tna't original Bourbon taste...enjoy the one and only JAMES E.PEPPER the original Kentucky Bourbon ; NOW ... ! ', also available I '. Q years old '. '. Bolllcd-in-Boml '. • $/24 $}9J : ; Q 4/5 Qt. \ Ft. • Born with the Republic. . . First Bourbon in Kentucky (1780). Mora years ihan any Kentucky Bourbon . . . more frtends every year. Kentucky Straight Bnurhon tT'i J I»M(S! PH>pjUCO.INC.It<"JG'ON K!Nt[JCrr /I $006 * Pint 'dry. Sfi proof. 1.55 Retread Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phon« 8662

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