The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 29, 1953
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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1953 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Bill McFarland Named To Succeed Stockton Billy Wayne McFarland, all-state and all-southern halfback for Blytheville High School in the mid-1940's, has been named Blytheville Junior High School football and basketball coach, Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson announced today. A graduate of the Dniversity oft ; Arkansas where he was a member o£ the varsity football team for three years, McFarland will be returning 1 to the squad where he began his football career. He graduated from high school In the spring ol 1948 and was one ot the most eagerly-sought high school footballers in the midsouth. For two years he was set to take over first string defensive halfback Bill McFartand duties at Arkansas, only to be sidelined by injuries. McFarland majored In physical sciences and, according to Mr. Nicholson, will be a member of* the junior high faculty. He will not teach physical education, Mr. Nicholson explained, because the physical education staff is filled as of now. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary McFarland, 517 N. 10th, McFarland replaces Harold Stockton who will assume head coaching duties at Burdette High School this fall When Bob Feller pitcheo. his first no-hit game (April 16, 1940) it was the first time in American League history that a piteher had turned the trick on opening day. Good Weather, New Record Seen for '500' By WILL GBIMSLEY INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The fabulous good weather luck of the Indianapolis 500-mile Speedway is expected to hold again tomorrow for the 37th death-defying edition of America's premier auto race. The weatherman predicts rain clouds drifting east from Illinois won't hit this area until well after a new king of the nation's steering wheel jockeys is crowned in what officials say will be record time. The forecast for the 200-lap grind around the brick and asphalt horseshoe, scheduled to start at 11 a. m. (EST), is cloudy and humid with the temperatures in the high 80's. Should thundershowers strike sooner than anticipated, the event will be put off until Monday at the same time. But in all the years since the race began in 1911 there's only been one postponement—1915 and two curtailments—in 1926 at 400 miles and in 1950 at 345—because of bad weather. Thirty three of the fastest machines American ingenuity can devise, each manned by a race-hardened driver, will compete for a total purse of approximately. $240, )00. The crowd, traditionally the largest to pay for an American sports event, is expected to hit between 175,000 and 200,000. There will be no television but the race will be carried on a special 38- state radio network. Everything points to a record- breaking performance — which would be the sixth in a row—if conditions permit. * Bill Vukovich, a 34-year-old descendant of Slovenian immigrants, Von the pole position with the near •ecord qualifying time of 138.392 niles per hour. He was one of 19 In the field to better a qualifying ;peed of 136 mph. Vukovich was the. hard luck guy of the 1852 race, leading until the last 25 miles when his steering gear failed. That opened the door for Trdy Ruttman, who came churning home in a record 128.992 mph victory. Ruttman is out with an injury this year and won't defend. Oldtimers around the pits predict it'll take 131 or better mph to prevail tomorrow. Vukovich, of Fresno, Calif., anc driving an original Kurtis-Kraft 500, may find his sternest opposition from two past champions. Johnny Parsons of Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1950 victor, and Bill Holland 45-year-old veteran from Indianapolis who triumphed in 1949. CSL Has Tie; Lifers WininBWL Courier News' Dirty Sox and Bell Telephone's Ringers battled to a 5-5 tie at Maloney ark yesterday after the game was called because of darkness at the end of seven innings. Dirty Socker Berryhill lashed out a fifth-inning home run with one man on to tie the game. Holland singled home one run in the fourth for Bell and later scored as Bell racked up three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Over in the Bay Window League, Sports Roundup — Belmont 'Secret' h Revealed By GAYIE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — You'll hardly know'it unless you watch the papers closely, but the greatest of this country's three-year-old horse races —'the one they pay off on — is scheduled to be run two weeks from tomorrow at beautiful Belmont Park on Long Island. The secrecy with which the event Is conducted never has been satisfactorily explained. The most popular belief is that the proprietors of Belmont, a notably social set, simply do not wish to attract the trainloads of oil millionaires and other assorted new-rich who clutter up the Kentucky Derby and, to a lesser degree, the Preakness. No special publicity is ground out on the plant's multlgraphing machine, assuming that it owns one. The word is passed around quietly to the better stables that the Belmont Stakes, at a mile and one-half, will be raced on a certain date, with an added prize of $100,000, and on the appointed day the gates are opened to the public as usual. The public is not urged to show up, but it may. Dispute Over Dancer The only reason we are breaking a confidence and calling attention to 1 the race this far ahead is that one of the runners this year will be Native Dancer, a grey colt which there is much dispute lately. There may be racing fans living at a distance who would like t watch young Alf Vanderbilt' beauty face his sternest test given advance notice. The dispute centers aroun whether the Dancer, who has wo 13 of his 14 races the past tw seasons, is a truly top star fit t rank with such equine immortal as Man 0' War, Citation, Coun Fleet and others, or merely is th best of an ordinary lot of thor oughbreds. This one, which stretches the glamor colt and hi supporting cast out a quarter-mil farther than they ever have before, is supposed to supply the answer. Experts in such matters have been giving the question of the Dancer's class a major kicking around all week, ever since thi .nimal won last Saturday's Freak ness from Jim Norris' Jamie K. b; a neck. Some contend that a can didate for the four-footed hall o fame should have beaten the er ratic Norris colt much more con vincingly. Admirers of the Dancer reply, grimly, that their horse won Make Your Drinks BEAM! KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY . Tour Friends Know BEAM...World'i Bourbon Since 1795 >•• I. !•••*• ...not 30%, not 40%, not S0% a Jim Bum it ISQTt BOURBON!^ jf didn't he? This corner has no profound opinion either way. All we know Is that Native Dancer is a mighty pretty piece of horseflesh and thst he has won 13 out of 14 .Nobody was holding those other horses back so far as we know, ana whose fault Is It if they are not, collectively, a super set of runners? Not the Dancer's, certainly. Permanent Rose Bowl Pact Seen Big Ten Signs New 3-Year Agreement By CIIARtES CHAMBERLAIN CHAMPAIGN, 111. (AP) — A top ranking Big Ten official said today he sees a "permanent Rose Bowl marriage" between the Big Ten and Pacific Coast conferences. He predicted representatives of the two athletic conferences will continue to play each other in the annual Pasadena football classic Jan. 1 "indefinitely." These observations by a man who would not allow use of his name but who has spoken authoritatively for the Big Ten in the past followed yesterday's Big Ten approval of a three-year extension of the Rose Bowl contract with the FCC. In his opinion, this year's vote was the "big test" of the series, now in its eighth year. "We're over the hump now," he declared. "I don't think there will be any concentrated opposition in the future." He based the statement on belief that the officials of the two conferences, and particularly the various college presidents, now "are very much alike in their thinking." Asked why the renewal was only for three years, and not for a much longer period if the two conferences envisioned "permanent Rose Bowl marriage," the official replied: "The three-year stipulation resulted, I think, from a belief that public opinion, possibly arouued by recent investigations of college atheletlc malprattces, might be against a longer period." Osceo/o Wins Home Opener By 14-5 OSCEOLA—Behind the two-hit pitching of Ed Weldon. Osceola won its home opener of the Northeast Arkansas Little League here last night by defeating Tyronza 14-5. Weldon. also drove in the first three Osceola runs when, in the second inning, he tripled with the bases full. He struck out 12. He shared, hitting 'honors with ay Mann who had three for four. A good crowd of about 100 turned out to see the little baseballers pick up nine hits. • Osceola plays at Marked Tree Tuesday night and returns home Thursday night when Harrlsburg will provide the opposition. American United Life, behind the airtight pitching of Garrott, took an 11-2 decision from Curl's Bakery. Big inning for the Lifers was the fourth when Francis, Killett, Fisher, Boyotte, McMasters and Ledbetter til hit safely to score five runs A fielder's choice, an error and a single by Davis led to the Bakers' ;wo runs in the first frame. They were shut out with only one hit 'rom that time on. SUNDAY and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials - - - 1 p.m. Races Start • • 2:30 p.m. THRILLS GALORE! -NOTICE- New Low Admission Price ADULTS -75* CHILDREN -35* "BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Milwaukee 22 11 .Off! St. Louis 21 13 .618 Brooklyn 22 14 .(ill Philadelphia .... 19 14 .570 New York IB Pittsburgh 13 Chicago 11 Cincinnati 9 G.B 13 14 14 18 .5U 23 .361 21 .344 22 .290 li 3 6 10(1 12' AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pel. G.B, New York . .. ...... 25 11 .694 — Chicago .......... 23 15 .605 3 Cleveland ........ 19 14 .576 4>/ 2 Boston ........... 20 n .541 514 Washington ...... 19 19 .600 7 Philadelphia ..... 18 22 .450 9 St. Louis ......... 14 23 .361 11 1J. Detroit ........... 10 27 .270 15 ii SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L ' Pet. 28 18 .609 24 20 .5'45 24 23 .511 Birmingham Memphis Nashville Mobile ......... 23 24 .489 Atlanta ........ 22 24 .418 New Orleans ... 22 25 .468 Little Rock ..... 22 23 .465 Chattanooga ... 18 24 .4"9 G.B 3 *'/2 51» 0 6 V- 6 ! 8 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 9 Pittsburgha Brooklyn 7 New York 6 (10 in- ings) Cincinnati 10 St. Louis 10 (tie, called end of 10th to allow St. Louis to catch a train) (Only games scheduled). AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 7 Washington 2 Philadelphia 6 Boston 1 St. Louis 7 Cleveland 5 (Only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 5 Mobile 4 New Orleans 11 Memphis 8 Atlanta 10 I<rasnville 5 Chattanooga 3-4 Birmingham 2-5 (First game 10 innings 2nd game 11 innings) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Pittsburgh—Meyer (3-1) vs. Lindell (2-5) Philadelphia at New York—Simmons (6-3) vs. Jansen (4-3) Chicago at Cincinnati—Mlnner (2-3) vs. Podbielan (2-4) Milwaukee at St. Louis—Blckford (3-4) vs. Staley (6-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia—Raschi (3-3) vs. B.yrd (4-4) Boston at Washington—Hudson (1-3 )vs. Schmilz (0-0) St. Louis at Detroit—-Larsen (12) vs. Garver (3-5) Cleveland at Chicago—Garcia (3-3) vs. Keegan (1-0) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at New Orleans Chattanooga at Nashville Memphis at Little Hock Birmingham at Atlanta Bums Meet Cousins And Enjoy Real Battles By BEN PHLEGAn AP Sportswrltcr Flushed with gifts from an unexpected source, the Brooklyn Dodgers face a busy holiday weekend which may well lead them into first place in the"National League. At least the door will be wide open and the watch dogs will be otherwise engaged. The Dodgers begin a five game set today with some of their very favorite playmates, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Their first division rivals will be scrapping among themselves. The Dodgers have beaten Pittsburgh three straight this year and 19 out of 22 last year. League leading Milwaukee tangles with second place St. Louis in three games starting today in St. Louis. Philadelphia, a close fourth, * * * opens a four game engagement with the fifth place New York Giants. Okay For Rums Since nobody is apt to come out unscathed from these dog eat doj encounters, Brooklyn should be sitting pretty by Sunday night. After their first losing Western trip in three seasons the Dodgers have come upon much happier circumstances in the friendly East. They slapped down the Phillies in three straight, then came home to * * # E.ibil Gets Six RBl's As Browns Top Indians By The Associated Tress Third baseman Bob Elliott didn't get his 2,000th hit last night but he made the most of the two hits he did get. A grand slam homer by him in the fifth broke up a 2-2 tie and the St. Louis Browns managed to stay ahead V> take a 7-5 victory from the Cleveland Indians — their second in as many nights. Elliott batted in two other runs v/ith a single in the first and an .nfield out in the seventh. He now ias 1,995 hits in his major league career. Dick Littlefield started on the nound and held the Indians to eight hits and five runs before he was yanked after walking one man n the eighth. Satchel Paige, tak- ng on his fifth relief job In six ;ames, did just what he is getting iaid to do, limiting Cleveland to ust two hits in the final two 'rames. Vic Wertz accounted for the oth- :r Brownie runs with his sixth lomer of the season In the third lining. Cards Blow Lead The game started 10 minutes :arly and finished just ahead of he deadline (10-45 p. m.) set BO he teams could catch trains. At Cincinnati a similar curfew eft the Cardinals and Redlegs tied 0-10 after 10 innings. St. Louis had a four-run lead wlce and also led by two runs hey picked up in the 10th, only o have the Redlegs regain the ost ground each time. Ray Jablonski's homer helped le Redblrds to their second four- un lead in the seventh but ho.m- rs by Orady Hatton and Andy Seminick, each with a man on in the eighth and ninth respectively, sent the game into extra Innings. Jablonski drove in five runs altogether. 'on, Denton Card 69 in Pro-Am Blytheville Country Club golfers were in a three-way tie for third plac« following yesterday's first round play in the Jonesboro Country Club's pro-am tourney. Pro Paul Parrlngton and amatuer Bill Joe Denton of Wilson carded a low-ball score of .09 in the 36-hole preliminary event to the club's annual J. W. Buzick Memorial Tourn- .mcnt which takes place tomorrow and Sunday. Farrington and Denton trailed two teams tied for the lead by three strokes. Tied at the top with G6's were pro Jake Pondren and Curtis Person, both of Memphis, and pro Gib Sel Icrs of Hot Springs laying with amntucr J. W. Buzick, Jr., of Monette. Ebbets Field to be presented with two victories by the Giants. Yesterday, after leading almost all the way, the Giants gave Brooklyn the winning run in the loth on a missed third strike, a fielder's choice, an intentional walk and a passed ball. Brooklyn won, 7-6. The Dodgers now are In third place, a game and a half back of the first place Braves. Milwaukee was idle yesterday while the Cardinals were held to a 10-10 tie In 10 Innings at Cincinnati. The game was called because St. Louis had to catch a train home. In the American League yesterday the New York Yankees moved three games in front of the Chicago White Sox by whipping Washington, 7-2, while the Whtte Sox took the day off. Philadelphia licked Boston, 6-1, and the St. Louis Browns won their second n a row from the Cleveland Indians, 7-5. Whiley Ford of the Yankees extended his amazing record of never having lost as a starting pitcher as' he set down the Senators on five hits. Ford, a 24-year-old left- hander, has been beaten only once in 14 decisions in the majors. He has won four times this year. T' Junior High Baseball League Organized Reorganization of the "Y" Junior High Baseball league was completed Thursday morning with a meeting of the players and coaches at the "Y." Ninth Grade .students, who will be in high school next year were promoted out of the loop, making room for more 7th and 8th graders. The four coaches, who will handle the teams during the Summer months are Kenneth Stanley, Freddie Hounsavall, Jimmy Holbrook and Coach James Fisher. Fisher will have over-all supervision of the league. Seventh and eighth grade boys and boys in grade school too old for ;he Midget League who would like to play in the league, but who were not present yesterday, may be sign- erf vip on a team by contacting one of the four coaches or by having Ills name placed on the player roster at the "Y." Below are the coaches and their .earns. The schedule begins on June 8, and all games will be played at Little Park. FREE 5 Sunkist Lemons With each \ Ib. pkg. HUNTS HALVES • In Heavy Syrup No. 2} can 250 CORN Pride of Illinois, Country Gentleman White Cream Style—No. 303 15* POTTED MEAT Shamrock 3'/2 Oz. Can 2 Pounds SUGAR FREE with each 25 Ibs. of Shibley's Best, all for 1.99 BANANAS Golden Yellow Ib. EGGS Grade A Fresh Carton dozen 49< FISH H &G Whiting SPECIAL Ib. BOLOGNA Whole or Piece Ib. 29* CHEESE Wisconsin Daisy pound 490 Simons Food Market 104 W. Main Free Delivery Phone 9660 Theso Prices Effective Through Monday—Nona Sold for Resale or to Merchants Open Weekdays Until 7:30 p.m — Saturdays Until 11 p.m.

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