The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1956 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 12, 1956
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THURSDAY, APRIL It, 1956 BLYTHKTTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Major Signs of Good Year for Pitchers Tigers, Braves Can Only Earn 14 Goose Eggs By ED WILKS The Anoclated Pre»i After a hitters' year in which there were only two 20-1 game winners among major | league pitchers in 1955, there are signs this spring that the hurlers are back from exile. Detroit and Milwaukee spotlighted the evidence as six pitchers breezed .through 14 scoreless innings before the managers called it quits at Terre Haute, Ind., yesterday. There were 16 hits—all singles—but nary a runner got past second base. Viigil Trucks, Dick Marlowe and Pete VVojey checked the free- swinging Braves on six hits. The Tigers got 10 from Lew Burdette, Red Murff and Humberto Robinson. ARKANSAS OUTDOORS Arkansas Same & Rsh Commission The new prospect Is Hank Sauer. one-lime Chicago Cub home run LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' most- successful opening j back-to-back 1 homers 3 '!" the sixth day for trout occurred when the new season opened on [inning yesterday to lift the Red- April 1st I birds, hottest spring training team Supervisor Emmett Smith of Mountain Home and Biolo- j '"> | ."•= smilj °'J' past the chicaso gist Robert Baker report a record number of trout fishermen s " e j~ oul j t " railed 3 . 0 going lnto opening day. ' i the'last of the fifth inning when Over 1500 trout enthusiasts were checked, and all of j Ales Grammas doubled and waiiy them reported taking some fish with a high percentage of Moon ciubed a two-run homer off limit catches of medium-size fish. The new opening date of April 1st* Is an experimental project this year by the Commission to attract additional trout fishermen and to check the advisability of the early opening date against the old date of May 16th. The waters fished Uiis year are White River from Bull Shoals Dam to Calico Rock and Norfork River from Norfork Dam to the confluence of Norfork and White Rivers. Stan, Hank Sing a Merry Duet DENVER, Colo. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals may have found a righthanded cleanup slugger to follow Stan Musial. They've been looking for one ever since Enos Slaughter and then Ray Jablonskt were traded away. Nats Nick Newk At Washington the Senators' Camilo Pascual and Pete Ramos dueled the Brooklyn Dodgers' Carl Erskine and Don Newcombe on even terms for eight innings before Pete Runnels lashed one of Newk's fast ones for an inside- the-parfc home run in the ninth to.edge the world champs 2-1. Newcombe, who paired with Philadelphia's Robin Roberts as the only 20-game winners in the majors last season gave up only one other hit in his 3 1-3 innings and fanned the side in order in the eighth. The pitching foursome str.uck out 15 despite 48-degree temperatures. Elsewhere. Johnny Antonelli, bidding to return to the 20-wins group after a 14-16 disappointment in '55. struck out eight while scattering five hits and walking three in his seven innings as the New York Giants whacked the Cleveland Indians 5-1. Bob Lennon and pail Harris made homers off Early Wynn and Mike'Garcia. Baltimore's Orioles beat the Chicago Cubs ,5-4, shutting out the Bruins until the ninth when Monte Irvin opened with a homer and ,Jim King came through with a three-run clout. Jim Wilson .the Birds' starter and winner, and Dave Pope homered off loser Russ Meyer. Long Homer The St. Louis Cardinals provided the big hitting of the day with Wally Moon, Stan Musial and Hank Sauer tagging Jack Harsh-j man for homers to overhaul a j three-run Chicago lead and beat! the White Sox 5-3. Dale Long drove in three runs.' two on a homer off Art Ditmar • as Pittsburgh beat Kansas City 5-3. Bob Friend save the A's a) scattered seven hits and struck out Gus Zernial four times. i The New York . Yankees and > Cincinnati hooked up in a shabby, eight-error scuffle won by the Red- legs 1-5 with the benefit of five unearned runs on five Yank errors—three by rookie shortstop Jerry Lumpe. Bill Skowron and Al Silvera homered for New York. EARLS REPORTS through the middle of the week indicate a good turkey season for the 8-day period starting March 31st. 188 turkeys had been reported through Thursday. This compares favorably with last year's total of 262, with adverse weather affecting most of the good turkey hunting: territory. District 6 with 111 leads the state, with such counties as Desha, Arkansas, Dallas, and Grant leading the list in .Southeast Arkansas. Lee County tops the eastern section In District 1. WORK ON the 4,000 acre quail project in Camp Robinson is progressing nicely. To date, there have been about 60 border strips planted, with 40 more planned. ' There will eventually be approximately one acre of food plot to each 40 acres of the entire area. These plantings thus far have been of bicolor lespedeza, multi- flora rose, sericea lespedeza, Kobe lespedeza, mlllett, black locust, honey locust, and mulberry plants. Corn, peas, oats, and cane will be planted later. Jack Harshman. Fred Hutchinson's club now leads Belmont Stakes June 16 ELMONT, N. Y. (.«—The $100.000 added Belmont Stakes, feature of Belmont Park's spring meeting, is set for Saturday, June 16. The race is the third leg in the triple crown and is at one mile and a quarter for 3-year-olds. the White Sox 5-1 In their series and has won 19 of 28 spring games. Tom Poholsky, Wlllard Schmidt and Jackie Collum pitched the victory. Schmidt, least effective of the team's big four to date, shutout Chicago the middle three Innings and little Collum added three more runless innings. Spartans in Majors EAST LANSING. Mich, iifl — Three former Michigan State baseball players are in the major leagues. They are pitcher Robin Roberts with the Phillies', catcher . obie Landriin with the Chicago Cubs and bonus outfielder Bob Powell with the Chicago White Sox. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Wrist-Slappers OfNCAAOpen 2 Day Meet KANSAS CITY I*) — The National Collegiate Athletic Association's committee on infractions will open a two-day meeting here tomorrow to consider several pending cases of violation of the NCAA bylaws. Walter Byers. executive-director of the NCAA, .said the committee, fact-finding: group of the association, also will work on its report to be submitted to the NCAA council late this spring. All cases handled by the 4-man Infractions committee are confidential until they are reported to and announced by the 18-man council. The committee on infractions Is composed of Frank N. Gardner, Drake University; George H. Young, University of Wisconsin: A. D. Kinvnn, University of Kentucky, chairman; and Byers. a non - voting member. A. J. Bergstrom, assistant to Byers, also will the meeting. KC Planning Big Baseball Party KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Athletics baseball team will receive a two-city welcome Friday on its return from spring training. Dignitaries of both Kansas City 4*and Kansas City, Kas., will greet the squad at Fairfax Airport. Following the official greeting team members will drive in open cars through the business sections of both cities. The A's will play the St. Louis Cardinals in exhibition games here Saturday and Sunday and open their American League schedule next Tuesday in Detroit. They wind up their is-gflme exhibition scries with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fort Smith, Ark., today. National Y Swim Mett OMAHA ijW — Three teams wert bracketed as favorites in the team torphy competition as the 1956 National YMCA swimming meet contestants got set for the opening event tonight. The three were Dayton, O., th» defending champion; Huntington, Ind., and Torrington, Conn. Other teams from outside Nebraska included Colorado Springs, St. Loula and Tulsa, Individual entries numbered 104. The National Collegiate tennis championships will be held at Ka-, lamnzoo College in Kalamaaoo, j Mich., June 25-30. ' Platform Rockers • Factory Select- cd Covers \ • Regular 19.95 Special Hubbard & Son 1495 I Bibb Falk, 57, an outfielder lor 12 seasons in the American League with Cleveland and Chicago, is coaching the University of Texas baseball team. He led the Longhorns to NCAA titles in 1949 and 1950. EARLY WORRY — Ray Eliot has November worry written on his face as he watches his Illinois varsity scrimmage. Spring practice is in full motion. Fights Lost Niof- By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Deroit — Chuck Spieser, 173^, Detroit, stopped Joe Rowan, 180'/.i Philadelphia. 6. Boise. Idaho — Paul Perkins. 154, Salt Lake City, knocked out Dick Lane, 148. Boise, 1. Ref Afraid He Hurt Chuck DETROIT (AP) — Referee j Lou Handler, a veteran De-| troit ring official, said today; he was afraid for a moment! that he had helped set up a punch that might have- cost Chuck Spieser his fight with Joe Rowan here last night. AJ it was Spieser won handily, chopping away at Rowan's left eye until It closed completely in the fifth round. Dr. Joseph Cahalan stopped It bft'.veen rounds but under Michigan rules it was classed as i sixth round tec*. 1 '- oal knockout. 1 "He (Rowan) hurt me Just that once," Spieser admitted, "back in the second round. We'd been in close and I thought the ref was going to break us. Dropped Hindi "I dropped my hands and wham I He caught me with a left hook and then pushed me into the ropes." Handler said he actually shouted to the fighters "fight out of it." "But the minute I said it and saw Spieser drop his hands 1 knew he thought I was going to j tty 'break.' I felt awful." Rowan followed the sharp punch by pushing Spieser Into the ropes. It was no knockdown and the De- troiter came back fast to win the round on every scorecard. In fact, he won every round on every official,.acorecnrd and the referee had him ahead by 10 point* under Michigan's "10-must" scoring system when the fight ended. Rowan, from Philadelphia, weighed 180'/ 4 , a loss for him of almost 15 pounds In two weeks Spieser, fourth ranking challenger primus the light heavies, scaled '73'', for the televised (ABC) bom. The surprisingly good crowd •"Id a gross of $7,839.40. EDDIE'S DRIVE IN L10NOR STORE Corner 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 All the National Brands of LIQUORS—WINES—CORDIALS—BEER 1 10% OFF ON ALL CASE LOTS jr LV. KC's Premium Qualify Beer rlMU: 6-Can Cartoon 900 21 -Can Case $3 50 Owned and Operated By Eddie Saliba Bruton Warms Bench TERRE HAUTE, Ind., W-Cen- tcrfleldor Bill Brulon, with only flvo hits In 45 trips for a .111 average, has been benched by the Milwaukee Braves. 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