The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS . MAY 80, 19W Flag Races Pass First Of Three Landmarks BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. O.B. 12 .841 — 13 .629 ',i 14 .622 \t 14 .588 2 19 .500 5 24 .351 10'i 22 .333 1012 22 .313 11 Milwaukee 22 St. Louis 22 Brooklyn 23 Philadelphia 20 New York 19 Pittsburgh 13 Chicago 11 Cincinnati 10 AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York 26 Chicago 23 Cleveland 20 Boston 2° Washington 20 Philadelphia 18 St. Louis 15 Detroit 10 Pet, .703 .590 .588 .526 .513 .439 .395 .263 O.B. 4 61! 7 10 1614 SOUTHERN Birmingham .. Memphis Nashville Mobile Atlanta Little Rock ... New Orleans .. Chattanooga .. ASSOCIATION W L Pet G.B .596 28 19 24 21 .533 3 25 23 .521 3'/2 24 24 .500 414 23 24 .489 5 21 23 .477 5 22 26 .458 6',i 18 25 .419 8 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 11 Milwaukee 7 Brooklyn 7 Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 12 New York 3 Cincinnati 6 Chicago 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Lnuis 11 Detroit 5 New York 12 Philadelphia 7 Cleveland 2 Chicago 1 Washington 4 Boston 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 5 Mobile 4 New Orleans 11 Memphis 8 Atlanta 10 N-asnville 5 Chattanooga 3-4 Birmingham 2-5 (First game 10 innings 2nd game 11 innings) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at New York (2)— Miller (0-0) and Drews (2-5) vs. Jansen (4-4) and Gomez (6-1) Brooklyn at Pittsburgh (2)—Roe (2-2) and Podres (1-2) vs. Friend (1-4) and Dickson (4-5) Milwaukee at St. Louis (21— Spahn (4-1) and Liddle (2-1) vs. Presko (3-3) and Erautt (0-0) Chicago at Cincinnati (2)—Hacker (1-7) and Klippstein (3-2) vs. Raffensberger (1-5) and Nuxhall (1-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia (2,), Sain (4-2) and McDonald (1-2) vs. Martin (2-4) and Scheib (1-2) Boston at Washington (2)—McDermott (4-4) and Nixon (0-0) vs. Marrero (4-2) and Sima (0-1) Cleveland-at Chicago (2)—Wynn (5-1) and Feller (1-3) vs. Pierce (5-2) and Fornicles (2-1) St. Louis at Detroit (2)—Trucks (4-2) and Cain (0-2) vs. Gray (p- 6) and Wight (0-3) or Harrlst (1-1) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingahm at Atlanta Memphis at Little Rock Chattanooga at Nashville Mobile at New Orleans The right field fence In Wrlgley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, is the longest in the National League. It is 353 feel down the line. Huge Crowd Jams Into Speedway Vukovich Favored In 500-Mile Race « By BEN IMIII/EGA* AP Sporlswrlter The baseball pennant races pass thfc first of their three most familiar landmarks today with the New York Yankees breezing in front in the American League and the Milwaukee Braves hanging on stubbornly in the National. The fans usually takt a special look at the standings after the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day dou bleheaders, since these dates split the season into four con venient quarters. — * Nobody particularly claims th leaders on Memorial day will be ho pennant contenders In late Septem ber, but the records of the last fiv seasons show that any club as muci as five games behind after today' twin bills is pretty much out of th running. Using this arbitrary figure thl year you would eliminate philadel phla, St. Louis and Detroit in th American League and Pittsburgh Chicago and Cincinnati in the Na tional. Boston and Washington i the American would have to b considered doubtful. Here's how the races have workei out. in recent years: 1952—The Brooklyn Dodgers wer a half game behind the New York Giants after th3 Memorial Da, games and the Yankees were 314 behind Cleveland. The Dodgers won the pennant by 4V4 games, thi Yanks by two games. Giants Moved Up 1951—The Giants were 4% behind Brooklyn and the Yanks were two back of Cleveland. The Giants won the pennant in a playoff agalns the Dodgers. The Yanks won b; five Barnes. 1950—The Philadelphia Phillies were l!i games behind Brooklyn and the Yankees were three h front of Detroit. The Phils won b; two, the Yanks by three. 1949—Brooklyn and Boston were tied and the Yankees were ahead of the Red Sox. Both Brooklyn and the Yanks won by a. game and a half. 1948—The Braves trailed the Giants by three games and Cleveland was one game back of Philadelphia. Boston ^on by 6'^ games and the Indians beat the Red Sox in a playoff.. After yesterday's games only two lengths seerated the first place Braves from the fourth place Phillies In the National League. St Louis and Brooklyn moved within half a game of the top AS the Cardinals trounced Milwaukee, 1-7, .and the Dodgers defeated Pittsburgh, 7-4, Philadelphia routed the Giants, 12-3 and last place Cincinnati finally won Its 10th game of the season, a G-3 verdict over Chicago. Yanks Four Ahead The Yankees won a slugging duel from the Athletics. 12-7, and moved four full games in front of the second pace Chicago White Sox, who were beaten, 2-1, by Cleveland. St. Louis scored six runs In the llth inning to whip Detroit, 11-5, and Washington defeated Philadelphia, 4-2. The Dodgers' victory over Johnny LIndell and his knuckleball was their sixth In a row and featured the hitting of first baseman Gil Hodges. Hodges, who has been deep in a slump, broke out with a single nnd a pair of doubles, driving home three runs. Tod kluszewskl returned to the Cincinnati starting lineup for the first time since Monday and hit his llth homer of the season. Vic Raschi, whos beaten the athletics 24 times In his major league career, couldn't get by the first Inning at Philadelphia but his mates got him off the hook with a heavy hitting attack. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans pushed into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today for the 37th running of the Memorial Day 500-mile automobile race. A hot sun beat down on the crowds—some spectators had been in line for days—as they jammed the gates hours before the 10 a. m. (CST1 race starting time. The crowd particularly wanted to see whether Bill Vukovich, the hard luck loser of the 1052 race, would fare better this year. ' The temperature was around 70 degrees when the gates opened but It soared into the aOs by 0 a.m. A gentle 15 mile-an-hour breeze out of the southwest, fanned the track shortly before the race. The weatherman said, however, the wind might Increase to 25 or 30 miles an hour at tho finish. The crowd speculated on the possibility of the fidgety, Intense Vukovich bringing his mouse-colored car Into the winners circle this year. The hardiest fans in sports (some had been in, line for days) told one another Vukovich was a cinch winner last year until his steering failed with 25 miles to go. The Fresno, Calif., driver wheeled the same car .to the ilnc for the flying start. He had led tho 33 starters in time trials with a 10-mile qualifying speed of 138.212 miles an hour. There was a strong possibility of three new records in the 37th running of the nation's to pauto race. Every car in the field, with a spread of only three miles an hour between the fastest and slowest qualifier, was capable of breaking Troy Buttmaii's 1952 record of 128.922. Tho attendance, generally believed to be the biggest paying crowd in American sporls, also was likely to be a record although the Speedway never discloses the official figure. Estimates range up to 202,000. Whoever took the winner's checkered flag after the noisy four-hour rind would win about $05,000. Buttman won $61.000 of last year's record $230.100 pot and this year's purse was expected to be bigger. " The separate prize fund for lap leaders, the drivers in front of the leld on each 2^ mile circuit, had lap. If anybody led all the way, something which never has been done, he would pick up $30,000 in lop been increased from flpo to §150 a ' prizes atone. Grudge Match Slated For Legion Mat Show An old-fashioned grudpe bout, with no disqualifications nnd two referees, has been Hned up for the feature event of the American Leg-1 ion's wrestling matches at Memorial! Auditorium Monday night. I The grudge battle will rematch | the four grapplers \vho appeared on last Monday night's card with Lee Fields and Doran O'Hara pairing against Eddie Malone nnd Sailor Moran. A red-hot grudge developed between the four in last Monday night's bout when Sailor Moran was caught with a cap from a soft drink bottle hidden in his elastic knee brace. Moran was disqualified by Referee Jack Moody for xising the illegal weapon to scrape across the eyes of Fields and O'Hara. A rhubarb. devrtopcd following Referee Moody's decision and it was j that promoter Mike Mcroncy de- j cided to pnir the two teams in a rematch next week. And Meroncy lias decided that he will officiate the bout himself along j with Joe McCarty. Both are veteran j ring officials. j Two one-fall preliminary bouts! are also on thr carci with O'Hurn j scheduled to meet Malone and Fields' taking on Moran. 1 foui grapplers who appeared on la.s! Monday night's card with Lee Fields and Dovan O'Hnra pairing against Eddie Mnlone and Sailor Moran. Mon Mountain Dean Dies of Heart Attack NOROBOSS, an. M>)— Prank S. Lcavltt, 300-pound wrestler widely known as Man Mountain Dean, died of a heart attack yesterday. He was working In tlie yard of his farm home when stricken. The 62-year-old heavily bearded Riant who beat 19 men In one day in 1019 to win the King's wrestling tournament in London, also griined fame in the movies. He was a featured actor in 38 movies. He grew up on the same East Side block in New York with movie star George Raft and was nicknamed Hell's Kitchen hillbilly by Damon Runyon. Leavitt was in 6,783 wrestling matches from 1906 to 1945 and pioneered the current gaudy wrestling style. UTTLE LEAGUERS GKT UNIFORMS — Colorful In their new uniforms are these.six Liule Leaguers who represent each team in the Y's baseball league. They are (from the left, first row) Joe Bratcher, Olynn Dale Howard, Alvie Jarrett; (second row) Billy Haney, Freddie White and Don Stallings. Little League play begins at Ninth Street Park Tuesday. (Courier News Photo) Katie Watson Signs to Play With All-American Redheads Katie Mae Watson, 1953 Osceola High School graduate, ha« signed to play professional girls basketball, with the All American Redheads, recognized as the most outstanding girls' team year in and year out in the United States. The eighteen year old star who hae the reputation of being one of the most outstanding girls ever to participate in the court game in this section of the country will Join the professional group on October 15th at Cafisville, Missouri, for two weeks workout before hitting the road on November 1st for a six months' tour which will take the Redheads to all sections of the United States. The group will also play in Canada, Mexico and the Philippines. When basketball Is mentioned in Osceola the name of Katie Mae Watson is always In the conversation. Katie has performed for the purple and gold Seminolettes since she entered the seventh grade. In the eighth grade she made all- county and all-District. She repeated this in the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades. If her ball club had reached at least the quarterfinals In the state tournament this year there is little doubt she would have been on the all-State selections. Playing tht pivot slot for the Seminolettes she usually had to shoot with three.guards staring her in the face; however, a thirty-five to forty point game was nothing unusual for her. She shoots with elth- hand, is a sure-shot on foul fihootlng, and her long shots find the range a great percentage of the time. Her uncanny eye and phenomal [aklng have given basketball fans In this area man enjoyable Tuesday and Friday nights. The 49 points *e swished through the bucket In the District Tournament at Marked Tree this year was a new record. To accept the Redhead offer Miss Watson had to spurn Junior college offers, but the sharpshooter decided trek to various islands in the Pacific, wander into Mexico for a few games, and in the past have started their playing season in Canada. Coach Moore, acting in the capacities of manager and coac.h, is also the bus driver for the group and somewhere down the route he married one of the Redheads. The ages of the players average about twenty-three years. It is quite an accomplishment for Katie Mae and the fans in this area are certainly pulling for her to keep going in the professional ranks as she did in the" high school department. The only thing she lacks to make a star with the Redheads is red hair and she can dye tlmt. Cards' Big Inning *t Trounces Braves By The Associated Prof- It's a pitcher's dream to have his teammates pile up » mass of runs in one inning and it came true for Gerald Staley at Busch Stadium Friday afternoon. The St. Louis Cardinals collected 10 tallies in the fourth frame to wallop the league-leading Milwaukee Braves, 11-7. Even so, Staley needed relief from Stu Miller and Mike Clark as the Braves threatened to make a battle of it with home runs. Six of the seven Milwaukee runs came on four homers. Fourteen Redbirds marched to the plate In the big fourth. Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter each had two singles and Steve Bilko doubled twice. Rip Repulski ended _. things by fanning on his second trip. I it's over." mrst It* lefcr vJP Elliot Reaches 2,000 Hit M»rt At Detroit Bob Elliot reached the 2,000-hit mark as the Browns took a 11-5 decision from the Tiers. , A six-run llth Inning outbu by the St. Lousians gave relie Harry Brecheen his first American League victory against six losses. Elliot's llth inning double was hit No. 2,000. It was his second two-bagger of the day. "Now," Elliot commented after the game, "I can stop doing arithmetic sums every day. I'm glad Sports Roundup — Grid Players Now Get Protection for Teeth By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — It's sneaked up on us between football seasons, but we learn that by next fall the college or high school player who doesn't have his mouth full of rubber to protect his teeth against the ravages of shoulder blocks will definitely be listed among the have-nots of the gridiron world. Katie Mae Watson whirl and has indicated she will attend college during the summer maiths. i Hazel Walker's Arkansas Trnv- el^rs had shown interest in Miss Wiifcson and she was due to have had a tryout with Walker' group around the first of June. pie All-American Redheads play from 180 to 200 games a year and ^ill play only men's teams. They are starting their twelfth season us fall and in their eleven year istory have plityed over 2,000 ames. The girl's team plays en- rely by men's rules and against he stronger sex have won the ma- irity of their games. C. M. "Ole" Olsen, former professional basketball star is the owner of the group and Orwell "Red" Moore of Caraway Arkansas Is coach and manager. Playing from November 1st until May 1st the seven girl squad will travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Gulf of Mexico , to give the professional game alto Canada. On occasion they will Little League Teams Add Hew Players Several players were released and new boys were added at a Little League coaches' meeting Thursday night as the teams jockeyed for position going into next week's season openers. No major trades have taken place yet, though most coaches indicated they may be' interested in doing some swapping. New layers added to team rosters are as follows: American Legion—Bob Peek, Mike Godsey and Tommy Hughes. Jaycees—Otto Boyette, Billy Garn- ner, John Logan, Oene Graham and Joe Harold Wicker. Lions—J. A. Thorpe, Buzzy Councille and W. Chitmon, Shrine—Charles Chism, Wayne O'Bannon. Kiwanis—Don Tinker, and Nathan Austin. Rotary—Jerry Hodge, Orvil Bett- and Bobby King. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, June 1 8:00 p.m. FINISH TAG MATCH Doran O'Hara & Lee Fields YS. Eddie Malone & Sailor Moran 90 Mill. Time Limit — Besl 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15c ALSO 2 1-FALL MATCHES O'Hara vs. Malont Fields vs. Moran 30 Minute Time Limit OUR SERVICE STATION HAS BEEN REMOVED To make room for our Used Car Lot! But ... in our Service Department we have installed NEW MODERN EQUIPMENT FOR WASHING & LUBRICATION . . . So when you need a wash & grease job, come to T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. This will, we feel, be especially welcome news to the parents of the smaller fry who normally have to foot the bills for inlays and bridges. College athletic treasuries also will benefit once they get past the initial cost of the mufflers, which are similar to those worn by every ring fighter these days. It hasn't been so long, incidentally, since the boxing fan with a close-up seat could count on getting a tooth or two in his lap almost any evening. They used to roll around like popcorn, and it is just us well that our more squeamish television viewers are spared the sight which only envigorated the o^d-timers. For information concerning the employment of protectors we aie indebted to the Voit Rubber Corporation of Los Angeles, the same outfit which, popularized the rubber football in recent years. The company not only has sent us a bale ot literature on the subject, but enclosed as well an individual size-finder, ranging from small to evtra large, in case \ve decide to try for the varsity. 733 Tooth Injuries We learn that the National Federation of High School Athletic Associations has recommended in its rules that the protectors be worn by every football player, and that college coaches across the nation are falling in line in droves. It is claimed that, in addition to giving positive protection to the teeth, the device also makes concussions and knockouts rare. Statistics gathered by a variety 'of safety groups in recent years disclosed that more than half of football injuries are to the mouth, teeth, lips or jaw. A survey conducted by the University of Missouri among 62 major schools disclosed that 4,000 gridders finished the 1950 season with a deficit of 733 teeth either chipped or gone forever. Louisiana State, which must have played an exceptionally tough schedule that year, had 65 dental casualties among Its 62 players. Ward 2 Down At 23 Holes in Finals Defending Champ Gains Following Bad First Nine HOYLAKE, England W) — Joe Carr of Ireland held a two up lead over defending chaifiplon Harvie Ward of Atlanta after 23 holes of their 36-hole final today for tha British Amateur golf championship. , Behind by three holes at tha end of the morning's 18-holc round, the 27-year-old Georgian rallied )n the afternoon. He chopped the 31- year-old Irishman's lead to two holes by winning the 19th and then slashed it to one by taking the 21st. But Carr increased his advantage to two up agatn on the 23rd with a birdie three while Harvie required a five. After five days of almost perfect golf Ward's game around the greens this morning almost collapsed. He chipped short on nearly every green and missed three putts which he reasonably could have been expected to sink Meanwhile his lanky Irish opponent shot the first eleven holes with fine precision. Ward failed to win a hole until he birdied the 13th with a two after a fine tee- shot. On the 16th Ward carved a fine eagle three to win a hole from Carr's birdie. Ward finally managed to get down a sizeable putt. SUNDAY and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials • • • I p.m. Races Start • • 2:30 p.m. THRILLS GALORE! -NOTICE- New Low Admission Price ADULTS -75* CHILDREN -35<t

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