The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1956 · Page 13
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 16, 1956
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MONDAY, APRIL 16,1956 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN- Casey Stengel;.. Injuries Not Hurting Club By ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK (AP) — Crusty old Casey Stengel pointed a gnarled finger at a reporter today after singing the praises o: his New York Yankees and .rasped:. "Now mebbe you'll wonder how we'll ever lose a game this season." Quite so, quite so. The professor seems to hive convinced himself (and most experts) that the Yanks will be in their accustomed place in the World Series when the American League chase ends. "We're starting this season in stronger shape than a year ago," he said before leading his men to Washington for the opener tomorrow. "And that includes our injuries. "The younger players, particularly the pitchers, have more experience. And our pitching is stronger with Don Larsen at his best the way he has been recently." Minor Injuries The injuries Stengel referred to are of a minor nature, but they have hit three of his starters. Catcher Yogi Berra is nursing a swollen right ring finger; outfielder Elston Howard has a slight groin pull and outfielder Mickey Mantle still is playing on a bruised log. Right now, Stengel has "only" three regular, full-time, certified starters. They are Larsen, Whitey Ford, and Bob Turle5 r . Even Johnny Kucks, who will pitch the second game in Washington, is not in that category. "Maury McDermott and Tommy Byrne must do better before they get into the rotation," Stengel croaked. "Kucks will be spotted against certain clubs. Tom Morgan, Bob Grim and Jim Konstanty have pitched but they will be kept in the bullpen. Stengel has made only one drastic change since last season when he lead. the Bombers to their Casejr Stengel sixth pennant in seven years. That will place Jerry Lumpe, 22 at shortstop on a permanent basL 'over ancient Phil Rizzuto, ' th long-time incumbent. Would the professor care t_ comment on his most serious op position? "Cleveland and Boston," sanpped. Everyone agrees on that, too Master Your Game... No. 1 Relax, Enjoy Golf First of * Series By JACKIE BURKE Master of the Master* Written for NBA S«rvlc« Golf has been a part of my life from the very start because, you see, my father was a pioneer in the American field and one of the great players. Dad turned out many fine golfers, including Jimmy Demaret, but he didn't force me Into othe business. You can't force anybody to play golf. The incentive hat to be there. Golf can be Uught. In thh series, I am going into the technical thing* 7Qa need to KOr* well Golf is basically a simple game, still it can't be reduced to anything as simple as a twist of the wrist. That's the first thing I put a finger on in my book, "The Natural Way to Better adf" (Hanover House). Relax and enjoy the game. Thi* ii the only way to win. If a. golfer doesn't play to win, though his opponent be only himself, he shouldn't play a* til. In order to win, you haw to get the ball in the cup. In order to get the ball in the cup, you .have to play the game well. In order to play the game well, you have to hit the ball. Whatever el» goes along with this is so much foam on a glass of beer. Most self-Uut-ht folfere fall to distinguish between caute and effect. Most golfers' swings are largely myth. I have no Intention of inserting a fault into your swing in order to correct an even greater fault, of handing you an exaggerated hook, for example, in order to cure you temporarily at a slice. I'm just going to tell you what IVe learned, and I first played Jackie Burke when I was three years old. NEXT: The flip. Walcott Summoned CHICAGO Ifi — Former Heavyweight Champion Jersey Joe Walcott and ex-fight manager Jack Begun were summoned today to appear .before the Cook County (Chicago) Grand Jury in a boxing investigation. The grand jury called on Walcott to appear after Jersey Joe remarked on a television show that there is crookedness in boxing. 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He led off with a Dingle in the first inning against the Crackers and scored the game's first run. And after Atlanta had tied it 2-2 on Prank DiPrima's two-run homer, Werber slapped a lead double to left and eventually scored. Nashville led the rest of the way. Bad Weather Bad weather curtained Sunday action but 2,626 fans stuck it out through rain flurries in New Orleans to watch Memphis sweep the Southern Association's first doubleheader of the season. The Chicks dropped the Pels 7-2 and 2-1. Rain washed out the scheduled Birmingham at Chattanooga and Mobile at Little Bock games. New Orleans' double defeat knocked the Pels out .of first place and Memphis and Nashville wound up tied for the loop lead. A wild pitch in the seventh, and final inning enabled to Chicks to tie the nightcap at 1-1, then John Romano singled home George Moskovich with the winning marker. The Chicks' 19-year-old right- handed rookie, Barry Latman, stilled the Pels on three hits, one a homer by Howie Goss. Don Rudolph stopped New Orleans on seven hits in the opener after his mates gave birn a three- run working margin in the first inning. Atlanta and Nashville were interrupted three times by showers and finished in almost complete darkness because rookie umpire Bill Lynch, working behind the plate, insisted the lights could be turned on only for doubleheaders. Southern President Charles Hurth, who was in the stands, said afterward that the lights should have been turned on. Better in Dusk Not that it would have made any difference. In fact, the Crackers seemed to hit better in dusk :han in daylight. They sent former major leaguer Bob Kelly to the showers in the ninth and Cal Howe came on to choke off a rally in which Atlanta scored one run and loaded the bases. Schmees in the seventh was strictly insurance for the Vols. They led 4-2 at the time. Werber, discharged from the Marines last December, is owned by Cincinnati — but he signed only \vi(h the agreement that he can obtain his release at the end of the season merely by asking for it. Werber Sr. is an insurance executive in Washington and Werber Jr. says the odds are about 1 he'll join his pop after this sea- Swaps, Nashua Meet Amain In Rumor Field MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Talk of a third meeting between Swaps and Nashua was re vived today after it was learned that Swaps may race in Chicago late .this summer and New York in the fall. Rex Ellsworth, the owner, am Mish Tenney, the trainer, sail they'll ship to Kentucky from Gulf stream Park this week and then return to California with Swap; and the others in their string. "After that, we'll probably go to Washington Park — maybe New York in the fall, but that's all in the future." Ellsworth told a re porter. Florida Debut Swaps made his Florida debu in the $25,000 Broward Handicap Saturday and set a new world's record for the mile and 70 yards il. 1:39.6. Tlie old mark was 1:40 established at River Downs by South Dakota in 1945. "I really enjoyed 1 iat ride,' said jockey Willie Shoemaker, who made up most of the 130 pounds Swaps carried. "Swaps ran a rea big race." A reporter asked Willie if he'd like to see Swaps and Nashua meet again. "Sure, I'd like to take another crack at Nashua with Swaps," he said. Swaps beat Nashua in last year's Kentucky Derby and Nashua turned the tables in their match race at Chicago in August "There are rumors that Holly wood Park is cooking up some- A three-run homer by George thing," Ellsworth said. "That's all Our expert dry cleaner will take over your heavy Spring Rug Cleaning and give your rugs a fresh new look. You'll love our prompt and thorough service, MYCEL Dry Cleaning and moderate prices! PEERLESS DRY CLEANERS 416 S. Franklin Blytheville.. Ark. Nowlt's a Big Sho>* College Resurgence Places US Gymnasts in Olympics , By HARRY GRAYSON NEW YORK — iNEA) — The National Amateur Athletic Union Gymnastics Championships and Olympic Tryouts are being held at Pennsylvania State University for the third time, Apr. 27-28. The show automatically goes to University Park because Gene Wettstone showed the AAU how to put it on when he first undertook the job in 1848. Until then, gymnastics meets had been contested before a couple of hundred people. This country's amateur gymnasts had never before performed before crowds of 6.000. Reserved seats for the 1956 finals .were sold out Uie da}' they were placed on sale, Wettstone, who coached the United States Olympic .team of '48, has been doing this kind of thing over since he took over at Penn State in '39. Sell-outs for gymnastics are commonplace at the foot of Nittany Mountain. Wettstone even masterminded nation-wide tours for Swiss and Swedish teams the last three years. Music, Flaps With music, flags and other staging techniques, he has made the Championships an event lo be seen. There is every indication the two- day total for this year's performances will exceed 10,000. All income, after expenses, goes to the Olympic gymnastUjs fund. The AAU and the Olympic committee could use more showmen like Wett- stone. At the conclusion of the 1952 Olympic Games, there was a hue and cry that the Russians had won 22 medals in gymnastics. Because the U. S, did not win any, gymnastics became even more of a whipping boy of American sports. The public in general possesses little Interest in gymnastics, knows even less about competition on an international scale. time," says Wettstone. "I can name offhand a dozen good enough to make the Olympic team." Boys like Earl Schwenzfeier and Armando Vega of Penn State; Illinois' Don Tonry, Abie Grossfeld and Gavin Blair; and Michigan State's Carlton Rintz will be hard to keep off. All Athlete Six all-round performers, plus alternates are chosen. AAU individual titlists are determined at the same time. All-round entrants perform in six events. Each team member must perform 12 times—twice more than in the decathlon—and every muscle in the body is used. There is the long horse vault, which requires leg spring; the horizontal bar and still rings; the parallel bars and side horse: and the calfsthenic or free, exercise event which combines j tumbling, jumps, strength and bal-i ance. I A gymnast has to be all athlete, j Mnny months are spent acquiring fundamentals before he can qualify for even novice competition. Gymnastic exercises are much better for young people and the country than sitting In a grandstand watching a baseball or football game or a horse race. Little recognition .has been given American gymnasts for improvement they have made in the Olympic Games. It's too bad Gene Wctlstone can't put the Penn State show on the road. MISS BELLE DRUMMOND meets Miss Mars Bennett tonight at Blytheville Legion Arena in a 60-minute. best two-out-of-thre* wrestling match. A four-man taf affair is also slated. I know about it. We're shipping from here to Kentucky .then to California." FORMFUL—At 39, Mrs. Marie Hoesley Is oldest entrant in women's division of NAAU Gymnastics championships. Gymnastics fell off In clubs, Y.MCA's and Turn Vereins and among the Swiss Turners, Spkols, etc., but has had a resurgence in the colleges. "There have never been more outstanding college-trained gymnasts than there are at the present Tigers Lick Hogs COLUMBIA ifft — Missouri beat Arkansas 8-2 Saturday to sweep a two-game collegiate baseball series from the Razorbacks. Southern Assn. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W L Pet. 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