FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN BETWEEN WUHME Erosing Southpaw Threat: Key to Rocky Marciano's retirement plans: He told us, "I won't quit as long as there's a fighter around people think might lick me. When I retire, I want to go out clean." . . . Which brings us to Floyd Patterson . . . Direct quote from former ring great Tommy Loughan: "Patterson will be the next heavyweight champ." . . . Best quote of the spring — Casey Stengel dlscuislnj unpredictable Bob Hurley: "He don't smoke, drink or chms« around, but 1 ffet better pitching out of a drunk." . . . The kimono (or behind-the-back) pitch Tommy Byrne unfurled against the Dodgers in an exhibition wasn't the only trick the Yankees picked up in Japan . . . The phone rang in the Nipponese hotel room of Coach Jim Turner one 4:30 a.m. . . "Jim? This is Hank Bauer. You better come down here quick. Whitey's just got his head split wide open." . . . smashing tables clattered in the receiver . . . "Oh, oh, there goes Robinson with a haymaker" . . . crunching thud of fist making contact, sound of falling body . . . usually taciturn Turner sped into his clothes, roused Bill Dickey, and the two closed in on the local honky-tonk ... It was all boarded up ... where were the boys? Serenely asleep In their rooms, Thespians, all ... The father of Faye Crocker, a top-notcher on the women'i toll wheel, won the Uruguayan men'. ' Tommy Byrne title Z7 tlmea . . . Faye accepts all prlte awards with a short speech — la Spinish ... • Back when cars were hard to get, Eddie Arcaro phoned a Detroit dealer, Dick Cornell, to use his Influence in getting him a limousine. "Sure," said ConneU, who also owns Hazel Park, a little five- eighths of a mile track, "if you come out here to ride one day." . . . Next day Arcaro flew in, the car was waiting, so were four mounts, all 4-5 shots ... and he proceeded to finish out of the money on all of them ... A brash young jockey on a plater, taking him wide on a turn, said, "Fancy meeting you here, Mr. Arcaro." ... Just 21 days short of being a 10-year man, Ralph Branca will turn up as a Brooklyn coach for three weeks this summer to fill In the time . . . or his father-in-law will know why (he merely owns a third of the Dodgers) , . . • • • No boxing or wrestling promoter operates like Saul Welngeroff In Daytona Beach . . . who gets up to the center ring and bellows to the patrons: "If you bums don't go out and buy beer, I won't be able to put on these kind of shows." . . . Welngeroff, a fair wrestler himself under various pseudonyms, once filed In as Gorgeous George's valet . . . Why does Willie Pep stay clear of New York? . . . No fighters around? In Cuba, there are 3,000 amateurs . . . each of whom must stay simon-pure two years before he can turn pro . . . and then only If he has a good record and Is approved by the chairman of the Boxing Commission . . . Home trailers are used by 24 jolfcrs on the professional circuit. .. There's no substitute for confidence . . . Prior to going out on the course for an invitation round with President Eisenhower, Mary Lena Faulk was interviewed: "Do you think you can beat him? . . . The reply was prompt: "Of course I can." ... The prettiest wives In sports belong lo pro golfer* and baseball players . . . Between you'n'me, Baltimore baseball may be in trouble, with 20,000 opening day seats still to be sold . . . Louise, Potty Favored In Babe Zaharias Open BEAUMONT, Tex. (fl — Louise Suggs and Patty Berg weer the favorites today as a field of 22 moved out in the opening round of the. 54- hole $5,000 Babe Zaharias Open golf tournament. • Miss Suggs, leading money winner along the winter tour, and Miss Berg, who has won two tournaments, were considered the ones to beat. Betty Jameson is defending champion but hasn't won a tournament this year. Billy Ray Smith Wins His First AAU Bout MADISON, Wis. HI — Billy Bay Smith, the University of Arkansas football player turned boxer, won his first fight in the NCAA boxing tournament here yesterday. Smith, whose home Is Augusta, Ark., outpointed Vio Buccola of California Polytechnic College in a first-round match in the heavyweight division. AAusial, Sauer Gang Up On Sox Pitchers Again By ED WILKS The Associated Press It looks like Hank Sauer, who at 37 is a misfit in the St. Louis Cardinals' accent on youth, may fill the bill for Maiv ager Fred Hutchinson just by doin' what comes naturally — hammering home runs and looking with indifference on opposing southpaws. "We've got the speed to steal, take the extra base and hit-and- run," Hutch observed this spring, "but let's not kid ourselves. We need a guy who can hit the long ball." Oeneral Manager Frank Lane in exchange for utility man Pete Whisenant and a few bills, corralled. Sauer from the Chicago Cubs with the comment Hank not only presented a long ball threat, but as a righthanded swinger might counterpunch some of the southpaw pitchers who have given the Cards, heavy with left-handed hitters, so much trouble. Pierce Victim In the last two days, Hank has teamed with Stan (The Man) Musial for back-to-back home runs — each time oi'f suuthpaws. Wednesday they mobbed the Chicago White Sox' Jack Harshman to overcome a 3-0 deficit. Yester- runs from Curt Simmons, who was clipped for a two-run single by Ted Williams, to beat Philadelphia 6-4. The Phils had homers from rookie Bob Bowman, who hit a pinch, two-run job, and Roy Smalley. The only game without a home run saw rookie Gino Cimoll bat in five runs with a triple, double and single as Brooklyn defeated Baltimore 7-2. Charley Tempieton and Ken Lehman, rookie lefthanders, set down the Orioles on three singles and a harmless triple by Fred Marsh. 'Texas' Opens With Change By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Texas League opens the day" they" "made up »"1w> "handicap ' season tonight with its first o n consecutive pitches by Billy Pierce and the Cards went on to score three in the 10th to nail the Sox 5-2. That kind of swinging could put Sauer in left field opening day at Cincinnati against the Redlegs' ace lefty, Joe Nuxhall. Even before Hank joined in the- power partnership with Musial, Hutchinson admitted he had an edge over slumping regular Rip Repulski. Aookle Jackie Brandt, also In the battle for an outfield berth, whacked a double in the winning rally off Morrie Martin as the Cards made it four straight over the Sox. Vinegar Bend Mizell, Gordon Jones and Larry Jackson gave the Pale Hose seven hits, but shut them out after the second inning. It was a day of home run hitting. The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians, each collected four while winning their games by 8-7 scores. Mickey Man- He, Elston Howard, Bill Skowron and Hank Bauer homered for the Yanks to beat Cincinnati. Bauer's poke, off Bill Kennedy, broke a 7-all tie in the eighth after Mickey McDerrnott and Jim Konstanty had blown a 6-0 Yank lead. Wally Post smacked a three-run homer off McDermott. Rookie Rocky Colavito smacked two of the Tribe's homers, but the Indians didn". snare the New York Giants until the llth when Jim Constable forced Colavito home by walking Chico Carrasquel. Vic Wertz and Bobby Avila got the other homers as Cleveland ended the series with an 11-8 edge over the Giants. A's Walk Plank Gene Freese also walloped two homers, his second giving Pittsburgh a 2-1 decision over Kansa City in the 10th. The Pirates won the series 11-5. Art Swanson and Elroy Face held the A's hitless over the last five frames. Eddie Mathews slugged a three run homer and Bobby Thomsoi drove in two to break a seventh inning tie as the Milwauke. Braves beat Detroit 7-5. 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'Old Reliable' Is Still on the Sidelines Tommy (Old Reliable) Henrich." So spoke Eddie Glennon, gen- • eral manager of the Birmingham club in the Southern Assn. early in spring (raining Eddie hnd.Sie- bern in 1953 before Norm into the Army for a 2-year hitch. Unfortunately, Yankee fans will have to wait a while bei'ore they can judge for themselves. The all- year-old Slebern. whose spectacu lar spring training: hitting established him as an almost certain sure shot to open the season in left field, still is sidelined by knee injury from a crash into fence in St. Petrsburg, Pla. "Slebern is the finest young player we ever had in Birmingham," Glennon said. "It's a lossup who was the better outfielder — he or Jimmy Plersall. Wi! had such fellows as Walter Dropo, Ous Triandos. Norm Zauchin Karl Olson, Charlie Maxwell and George Wilson. But Siebern could be a better hitter than any of them. He'll fool you with Ms speed, too. He's a fine runner for a big fellow." Siebern batted only .281 for Birmingham in 1953. but walloped 21 home runs and drove" in runs. "I'd rate Siebern another Henrich," Glennon said. "He's just the type for Yankee Stadium. He'll put plenty of balls into those near- FABULON the fabulous floor finish >d floon MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER CO. 1801 W. Main Ph. 3-8151 1 W Wl VI Will IW^ RE1CHLER ait until you get a look at Norm [ you of an old Yankee favorite, ." by right field seats. He's got everything- including disposition nnd character." Sicbern made Eddie look good with his fine all-around play in the exhibitions bei'ore he got hurt. A long, lean let (handed hitter, he batted over ,300. Half of his 14 hits were made against lelthanded pitching. Casey Stengel, Yankee manager, msn't committed himself on whether Slebern will be the regular left fielder. . Ho s got a chnnce to be a real major league ball player," Casey said. "He's a pretty good looking good, can run pretty fast, and can hit pretty hard and can cover u M.\UI uici iiauuiu viuiuiy. 011111 won the 1938 inaugural here anc last spring won it for the fifth time. Citlifonihi Pros The California pros, Jimmy Clark of Los Angeles and Bil Casper Jr., of Chula Vistft were in third place at G8. They were the only ones in the field of 126 under 70 on the par 71 Starmounl Forest Country Club. x Four others had 70, among them a 21-year-old amateur, Wayne Jackson oi' Warwick, Va., who gained his ticket with an eagle on the last hole. Doug Ford, PGA champion from Mahopnc, N. Y., John Serafin of Fox Hills, Pa., and Al Besselinlc of Grossinger, N. Y.. rounded out the group. Host pro ChRVlle Farlow find Mike Homa of Rye, N. Y., a one time pro basketball player, came ground pretty good." That's pretty good praise. FOR SALE To settle ««tat« of Mr*. Olive Ross Hcaton, her home at 205 East Kentucky Avenue must be sold. This can be done at private sale. 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