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PAGE TEN - BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) New-Look Braves Jolt Even Optimistic Charley By ED CORRrGAN AP Sportl Writer Everyone knew the Milwaukee Braves were improved over last year, but even Manager Charley Grimm, the optimist eternal, didn't dare dream that his outfit svould be leading the National League with more than a month of the season gone. Grimm's club staggered home I place St. Louis Cardinals. It was seventh last year, 32 games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers, who won the pennant and his prediction this year was fifth and with plenty of breaks perhaps fourth. This is a team that should get better before it gets worse, too. Neither Sid Dordon nor Andy Pafko have been hitting, and these veterans figure to be the mainstays of the attack along with Eddie Mathews and Joe Adcock. Both Cordon and Pafko are under .250. Grimm's youth movement Is panning out even better than he expected, but in the long run it will be the veterans like Gordon and Paftto, along with pitchers Max Surkont and Warren Spahn who will spell the difference between a struggling club or one with confidence. 12 of 16 Spahn, a four-time 20-game winner, hurled the Braves to a 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Redlegs yesterday to pull his team a game and a half ahead of the second n smopth four-hit job. The victory was the 12th In the last 16 games for the Braves. They scored once in the second Inning, and that was all Spahn needed. But just to make it emphatic, they blasted four Redleg hurlers for 15 hlte. The Cards lost a half-game to the Braves when they split a doublehender with the Chicago Cubs. The Redbirds won the opener, 6-3, but dropped a 3-2 decision to Turk Lown in the nightcap. St. Louis has been cutting a swath through the league, too. The defeat in the afterpiece was only the second In the last nine games. Harvey Haddlx had an easy time in the opener with Red Schoendienst supplying most of the power. The second baseman had a perfect Uiree-for-three, including a home run. In the second game, the Cards looked to be on their way to another triumph. They were leading, 2-0, in the sixth Inning on the strength of bases empty home runs by Vinegar Bend Mizell and Enos Slaughter. But the Cubs got rid of Mlzcll In the sixth and held off the Redbirds Hie rest of the way. They were the only games scheduled in the National League. Both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox picked up a half-game on the Idle New York Yankees In the American League. The second place Indians fought off a ninth Inning rally by the Detroit Tigers to pull it out, ,0-8, on a home run by Larry Doby, and the Pale Hose polished off the St. Louis Browns, 8-2. Both were night engagements. Although they're eight percentage points ahead of the White Box, the Indians trail the Yanks by two and a half games, while Paul Richards' operatives are two james out of first place. Philadelphia and Boston wore rained out, while the Yanks and Washington Senators weren't scheduled. Sports Roundup — Frick Wants Play Speeded Up By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Ford Frick, looking' out sadly from his high office at a drizzle which threatened to cancel his first golfing date of the spring, said he was hanged if lie knew how to speed up baseball games and only wished that he did. "Such atrocities as that three hour. 52 minute game between the Yankees and the Red Sox wear people out," said baseball's head man resignedly. "They are bad enough in the daytime, but even worse at night. How Is a man who's got to get up and go to work going to sit a game out until 12:30 in the morning? I know I wouldn't. "But what can we do about it? We can't tell managers how to run their teams. We can suggest, but as long as they stay within the rules' there's nothing else we can do. One thing I wish they would do is move all the bullpens in closer. Those slow walks In eat up a lot of time when there are eight or ten pitchers in a game." How did he like the idea of bringing the relief pitcher in by car, as they do in Cleveland? "That's Just for show," Prick said. "It doesn't.save a bit of time. I've clocked It. I only wish the solution were that simple. Free Swinging Hurts "What's happened is that practically every player today takes himself a full swing, trying to knock the ball out of the lot. It's got all the pitchers scared, not just of being hit, but of being badly hurt every time they turned the ball loose. The result is that they pitch with such caution the count goes to three-two a big part of Big Inning Wins for Heekin Can Heekin Can Company had a nine- run fifth inning yesterday and took a 10-5 decision from FFA in a Commercial Softball League game. Twelve men batted in the big fifth. Only one other hit, a homer by Meharg, was garnered off Larrow, FFA hurler, in any other inning. . Hits by Sanchline, Howard, Larrow and Loveless accounted for a two-run FFA rally in the third. Stamey was on the hill for the Canners. Murry Dickson established a major league record for home runs allowed by a pitcher in a season (39) in 1948. He was with the Cardinals then. Three Sport Athlete SYRACUSE, N Y. W) — . Bruce Yancey is Syracuse University's only three-sport athlete. He Is a quarterback in football, a light-heavyweight on the boxing team and midfielder in Lacrosse. Roy Simmona, who coaches the lacrosse squad, considers Yancey as the out-standing mid-fielder In the nation. Count Flame in Handicap OCEANPORT, N.J. (ff) — J. J. Aniiel's Count Flame, winner of last year's Choice Stakes at Monmbuth Park, was one of the first horses named for this season's $30,000 Monmouth Handicap. The four-year old son of Count Fleet will find last year's winner, One Hittei, as a major stumbling block. Only one horse, Greek Ship, has ever won both the Choice and the Monmouth. He scored hie double as a three-year old. Baltimore. j the time. There's nothing we can 'do about that." Commenting that the weather appeared to be brightening somewhat, the commissioner turned to a more cheerful topic—Milwaukee. "What's happening out there is the answer tn those xvho oppose the transfer of franchises from one city to another," he declared. "They said Milwaukee was too small to support a big league club, pointing out that it drew under 200,000 as a minor league city last year. What they overlooked was that it's a vastly different thing when you offer people a chance to see the best. "You can put on a poor heavyweight championship, but it will draw better than a good fight between little fellows every time. I believe Milwaukee has a good chance of drawing over a million admissions its first year. Their capacity is limited right now, but they're enlarging the park ns fnst as they can and I wouldn't be surprised if in time they have a plant that will seat 60,000. Good Chih "I think they're really In that National League race. too. That's a good ball club, nnd those fans are amazing. I was out there and icn.rly'froze to death, but the fans didn't seem to know it was cold. They cheered every move the home team mnde. Maybe it sounds ,Ikc hooey, but I'm convinced that a team reacts to that kind of support—puts out a little extra." If one wished to read meaning Into the, czar's enthusiasm for his newest big league chick, he might Become convinced that Bill Veeck will have a very Influential supporter the next time he asks to move his St. Louis Browns to WEDNESDAY, MAY «T, 1WI SINGLE HANDED-—Despite the loss of an arn\. Austria's Hans Redl still went up to make returns carrying his share of the load with his doubles partner Alfred Huber in European Zonr- Davis Cup play against Denmark in Vienna (NEA) Browns Ninth Straight; Cards Divide with Cubs By The Associated Press It was another losing game for the St. Louis Browns at Busch Stadium Tuesday night — their ninth straight. This time the Chicago White Sox took the measure of •lie Brownies, 8-2, behind the seven-hit pitching of Tommy Byrne and Mike Fornieles. Ferris Fain paced the Sox' 14- lit attack with a. bases-empty lome run and two singles, good or three runs. It wns Fiiin's long fly which icoreel Chico Carrasquel from third iHse in the first inning. His homnv came in the third nnd a single tnrtcd a fifth-Inning rally which netted four runs. Fnin then singled in the eighth nning following; 1 a triple by Jim fclvera to account for the final sox un, ' The Brownie runs came when rohnny Groth singled in Clint Courtney in the fourth and in the ixth when Bill Hunter scored on Roy Slevers' infield out. Mlzell Knocked Out Meanwhile the Cardinals split a loubleheader with the Chicago ?ubs, winning the opener Q-3 nnS osing the second game 3-2. Harvey Haddlx went the distance in the first game to gain his fifth victory of the year. The Cubs came back against Wilmer Mizell in the second game and knocked him, out o[ the box in the sixth. Mlzcll, before he retired, had struck out nine Cubs. He belted a home run in the second. Saxton, Miceli Hated Even for Tonight's Bout Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Milwaukee — Ezzard Charles, 188 rt i, Cincinnati, knocked out Larry Watson, 175','j, Omaha, 5. Los Angeles—Baby Moe Mactns, 11811-, Reno, stopped Tommy Umeda, 120 !^ ( Los Angeles, 9. Spokane — Bobby Woods, 133, Spokane, outpointed Joe Velez, 138, Seattle, 10. DETROIT (/PI — Johnny Saxton and Joe Micelf, two high-ranking welterweights . with contrasting styles, are rated even for their 10-round bout at Olympia Stadium tonight. | Both arc from New York. That's 'where the similarity ends. Saxton, undefeated in 39 pro fights, likes to work at close range ! and wear .down his opponent with body punches. Miceli is more spectacular. Somebody usually hits the deck when lie's in the ring—and it's not the referee. He swings an odd- looking, but effective left uppercut, the only righthanded fighter to rely on such a weapon. Saxton, who was held to a draw by Wallace (Bud) Smith in his last fight, is ranked No .4 among the welterweights. His record is 38-0-1. Miceli, with a 38-13-4 record, ts ranked No. 6. The fight will be televised starts ing at 9 p. m., (EST). Miceli, 24, Is just out of the Army and is looking for revenge against Saxton, The 22-year-old Negro beat him April 21, 1950, taking a split 10-round decision. ia am d "DEE" "The Man Who Ain't Mad at Nobody JUST WANTS TO ANNOUNCE THAT HE IS NOW SELLING AUTO INSURANCE AT THE LOWEST COST! IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST COMPANY! CLAIMS ADJUSTED ON DAY PRESENTED DEE" Beat the Deadline of the New Auto Liability Law! Set him Now! UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY Home Office Building World's l,iicc«t Insurance Co. 106 So. 1st St. itcit \jnuulnq. ~s*rgencif Un ^TrlianAaA Write or Phone GS12 A. F. "DEE" DIETRICH, Manager Blytheville, Ark. Ingrnm Building Attention: FARMERS and TOWN Folks: You can really save money — both on Auto and Fire Insurance. Don't Wait SEE US NOW . Tomorrow may be loo late. Suppose you have a fire tonite 2nd Little League May Be Formed The Board of Commissioners of Blytheville's Little •; f League at a meeting in City Hall yesterday, decided to look .'• | BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. OB Milwaukee 21 11 .656 — St. Louis 20 13 .606 Ife Brooklyn 20 14 .588 2 Philadelphia 17 13 .561 3 New York 19 16 .543 3'/ 2 Chicago 6 . ..'..'.'.'.'..n 20 .'355 9i/z' into tnfc Possibilities of forming a second baseball loop for"" Cincinnati 9 21 .soon | young boys left over from the Little League draft. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet: G.B. New York 23 11 .616 — Cleveland 19 12 .613 2'/ 2 Chicago 23 15 .605 2 Boston 20 15 .571 3>/ 2 Washington 19 17 .528 5 Philadelphia 16 22 .421 9 St. Louis 12 23 .343 11)4 Detroit 10 27 .270 14 44 SOUTHERN Birmingham .. Memphis Nashville Mobile Atlanta New Orleans .. Little Rook .... Chattanooga .. ASSOCIATION W L Pc,t. GB 26 17 .605 — 23 18 .561 2 22 22 .500 4>/ 2 22 22 .500 4'/ 2 21 22 .488. 5 20 24 .455 6i/ 2 18 22 .450 6'/2 17 22 .436 7 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 6 Cincinnati 0 St. Louis 6-2 Chicago 3-3 Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 9 Detroit 8 Chicago 8 St. Louis 2 Boston at Philadelphia, postponed, rain Only games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 4 Chattanooga 1 Mobile 2 Little Rock 0 Atlanta 9-9 Nashville 2-3 Memphis 13 New Orleans 11 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 2 twi- night,—Roberts (7-3) and Ridzik (0-0) vs Dlckson (4-4) and Pettit (1-2) Ne.w York at Brooklyn—Hearn (3-3) vs Erskine (4-2) Chicago at Milwaukee—Rush (35) vs Wilson (2-2) St. Louis at Cincinnati—Chambers (0-2) or Clark (0-0) vs Raffensberger (1-4) or Noxhall (1-1) At yesterday's meeting the com missioners heard an appeal for sucf a league from Harmon Taylor Chairman of the Little League's coaching committee and elected tc give the idea a thorough check tc see if enough interest among adults would warrant a second circuit. Mr. Taylor explained to the commissioners that some 80 or 85 boy who registered to piny in the Littli League are not getting to becausi of a limit placed on the number o players a team can carry In the Little League. Mr. Taylor explained that.most c these boys come in the 9 to 10 year: of age bracket and boys, who because of lack of experience, were unable to make the grade with a Little League team. His suggestion was that the new lea-rue be formed to serve more or less as a farm system for th'e Little League. Volunteers Needed The commissioners, after a lengthy discussion, decided to take tr idea under advisement until it was determined whether or not enough adult leaders can be found to supervise the program. At least four adult coaches will be needed for the program and unless these adult leaders can be found, plans for the program wili be temporarily droped. i The commissioners asked for volunteers to serve as coaches for the pee-wee teams. Persons interestec should contact Fred S. Saliba league commissioner, or George Clark, who was appointed as committee of one to attempt to line up the four coaches. In other action yesterday the commissioners aproved a 60-game league schedule which calls for all six teams in the Little League to play 10 games. The first game is scheduled for June 2 between the Lions Club anc the Rotary Club. Parade To Open Season The commissioners also formulated plans for the opening game. A parade of all layers of the league through downtown Blytheville is be- AMEBICAN LEAGUE Detroit at Chicago—Houtteman (2-3) vs Dobson (4-4) Cleveland at St. Louis—Lemon (4-4) vs Holloman (1-2) Boston at Philadelphia—Grissorn (2-2) vs Kellner (5-4) Washington at New York—Shea (3-0) vs Lopat (3-0) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Nashville (2) Birmingham at Chattanooga ' Mobile at Little Rock (2) New Orleans at Memphis Clyde Vollmer, outfielder for the Washington Senators, hit a home run off Max Butcher of the Pirates on the first pitch to him in his initial time at bat in a major league game, May 31, 1942. Osceoia Lcses, But ReveaJs Strong HurEer OSCEOLA — Osceola's Northeast Arkansas Little League entry dropped a 11-9 decision at Cherry Valley last night, but revealed pitching star in the process. Ed Weldon, who pitched the last two innings, struclv out six men. He'll be on the hill tomorrow night when Osceoia opens its home season against Tyronza at 8 o'clock. Weldon and Jerry Hill were hitting stars for Osceoia last night Hill got a triple and double in two official trips while Weldon went two for four. ' Jerry Weldon was the starting pitcher for Osceoia. 2O/o greater cooling effect ..IMMH cooum ccmtot Vornado'i cooling capacity can b* varitd fr«M 3,800 BTUi p«r ho-r to 7,000 BTUi (** tovr tr • i'" 1 ?'* «*** jvitmw* of tto control*. Mr cimfaten wdkh rotate through • 360* drcl* at • light Touch— tilt. »p or down—ond -ffrtv },t0t,0tt OUKT OKMTXm Rubbef'ftiountad, jqufr- r»l-(age blowers moke Vorncdo juporbly t- You have to listen to hear il in oparalioa. 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