The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 1, 1953
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PAOR SIX BLITHEVILL1 (ARK.) COXJUIER NEWS MONPAT, TONE I, Nats' Old Guard Begins To Make Move in AL BT JOE REICHLEB AP SporU Writer Washington's ''old guard" is pushing the revitalized Senators back into the American League pennant race as a possible new challenger to the New York Yankees' bid for a fifth straight championship. Three of the senior members of Shea-boomed the three-gun salu Red Sox, 5-4 and 4-0. the "old guard" — 32-year-old Mickey Vernon, 31-year-old Clyde Vollmer and 30-year-old Frank yesterday as the Senators roar< past Boston Into the first dlvlsio with a pair of victories over tl Final Trials Today For National Open NEW YORK (AP) — The field for the U. S. Golf As sociation's 53rd Open championship will be reduced to 30 by the time 1,638 divot diggers finish play over 32 course late today. Out of the play will come 265 qualifiers for the pre liminary round at Oakmont, Pa., June 9-10. Two — John R Knight and Arthur Armstrong — qualified at Honolulu a week ago. The remaining 33, Including Ae- fending Champion Julius Boros are exempted. This group numbers former titlists, PGA Champion Jim Turnesa, British Open Champion Bobby Locke, British Amateur Champion Harvie Ward Jr., and the low 20 in the 1952 titular play at Dallas. But when they get to Oakmont »11 except Boros' will have to go through 36 more holes of preliminary, play under the new plan set up by the USGA. The surviving 149 and the defending champion will start the championship proper June 11. Prize money for professionals has been increased to $20,009 with the winner, providing he Is a play, for-pay golfer, receiving $5,000. Top Names at St. Louis The largest field for today's qualifying tests will be at Pittsburgh where two courses will be" used lo select 25 out of a field of 189. The best field, however, figures to be South Missco Softball Season Opens Tonight The curtain will be pulled tonight on the first game of the 1953 South Missco Softball League when Osceola plays host to Gridcr and Keiser helps Wilson open their home season. Luxora, the other team in the five team league, will not play their llrst game In the league until Friday night. Grider, managed by A. O. Duclos, has already won two exhibition games from Wilson and Osceola. Friday night they bent Osceola 10-9 behind the steady relief pitching of Bill Baker of Blytheyille. Osceola's probable lineup will be Ii. Greenlee, catcher; Herman Phillips, pitcher; Ralph Wilson, first base; Ray Mann, second base; Bill Beall, shortstop; Billy Bowen, third base; Leroy Koch or B. D. Mears, leftfield; Bo Pairley, Centerfield; and Chessie Jones or Ray Slayton, rightfield. Thrace "Bill" Ramsey, former Boston Braves outfielder, has indicated he will play with Home Oil of Osceola if he remains in Osceola. Grider's lineup features Manager Duclos' four boys, H. M. Jones. George Brantley, Bill Baker and Bob Griffin. Game time for the single games in the league starts at 8:00 and the double-features begin at 7:30. at St. Louis where 61 players, in eluding many of the top pros, see] 25 places. The unusually large allotment of places at St. Louis I due lo the fact that many of thi foremost pros played In the West ern Open which closed yesterday with Dutch Harrison winning. Harrison will be among thosi seeking an open berth at St. Louis along with Johnny Palmer, Freddii Haas, Chandler Harper, Clayton Heafner, AI Bcssellnk. Ed Forgol Jim Perrier and Art Wall Jr. Some of the other prominent pros shooting for spots include Bil Nary at Kansas City, Farrington Tries for Open Paul Fnrington, Blythevillc Country Club professional, starts swing- Ing away for a spot In golf's biggest tournament, the National Open Farrington lines up against 29 Memphlans at Colonial Country Club in Memphis who begin S6- hole medal play today. Of the group, only four lowest scorers will be picked for entry In the big open tournament which will bo run off at Pittsburgh's Oakmont Country Club. Parrlngton Is due to tee off this afternoon. Luxora Gets Freak Tie And Victory LUXORA — Luxora's Tigers gained a freakish tie and an impressive games, vin in two weekend ball both played out of town. Yesterday the Tigers, behind the nearly, perfect pitching of Tuna Qimlk, went past Monette 11-1. Quails pitched six innings, allowing one hit and no runs. Frank Ellis came on for the last three Innings and gave up the run. Johnson, with two for five, led the hitters. Friday night, the Tigers got a 15-15 tie, and the game ended that wny due to a scoring error which was discovered after the game at Dycrsberg. It was thought at the end of nine that Dyersberg hud won 16-15. A fourth-inning scoring error was discovered later. A grand slam home run by First Baseman Bill Rounsavall In th.e ninth salvaged the game for Luxora. Rounsavail had four for five In the wild contest. Vollmer, a. Red Sox castoff, Bin gled home the winning run in the ninth Inning against his former mates. Vernon, the league's lead ing hitter, drove in a run, set up the tying run and scored the win nlng run as the Nats came from behind wilh two tallies In the ninth Shea, shunted off by the Yankees lust year, spun a nine-hit shutoul in the nightcap for his fourth triumph without a defeat. Washington, winner of four of its last five, still trails the league- leading Yankees by 614 games, but Is only two lengths away from ECO ond-place Cleveland. The Yankees trounced Phlladel- ihia's Athletics, 7-1, concentrating ,heir attack on Alex Kellner, who had shut them out in his two previous starts against them. Cleveland swept past Chicago in- i second place with an 8-1 triumph over Detroit. The While Sox were held to a split in their doubleheader wilh the nightcap, 7-4, after he White Sox had v/on the opener by the same score. Brooklyn's blazing Dodgers zoomed Into first place in the Na- ional League, winning their ninth and tenth in a row at the expense if the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers made it eight out of eight iver Pittsburgh, 4-3 and 4-1, to plunge the Bucs into the basement. Brooklyn needed help from Cin- :innatl to take over first place by ialf a game over Milwaukee. The Redlegs swapped fl-6 decisions with Braves, winning the opener to hove Milwaukee out of the lead. St. Louis' stubborn Cardinals re- ounded from Saturday's double etback, whipping the Chicago Cubs, 6-2, to remain 2)4 games off "10 pace. Rnin washed out the lew York Giants and Philadelphia 'billies for the second straight ay. Kellner's bid to become the only Itcher besides Walter Johnson to url three successive shutouts gainst the Yankees was shor ved. He was scored on in the ilrd Inning and shelled In the Ixth to join 11 other hurlcrs whi ave failed to duplicate Sir Wal- ir's 1908 performance. Harvey Haddix, the Cardinals jokte southpaw, wns Ihe whole how as he spun il six-hitter ovci us Cubs for his sixth victory. He "ticked two of St. Louis' seven Is off loser Turk Lown and his uccessors and fanned 10. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 27 Milwaukee 25 St. Louis 23 Philadelphia 20 New York 19 Chicago 12 .658 .658 .588 .500 Cincinnati 12 24 Pittsburgh 13 28 .333 12'/ 2 .333 12 .317 14 AMERICAN LEAGUE W New York 11 Cleveland 22 Chicago 25 Washington 23 Boston 21 St. Louis 18 Philadelphia ......18 Detroit 10 L Pet. G.B. 11 .711 — 15 .595 4l/ 2 18 .581 4 >/ 2 20 .535 6</2 21 .500 8 24 .429 11 24 .428 11 31 .244 18'/ 2 Haddix Stops Cubs For Cardinal Win By The Associated mat Except for a first inning during which the Cubs produced two runs, St. Louis Cardinal hurler Harvey Haddix was master of things at Busch Stadium yesterday, strikingjjut 10 and pitching the Redbirds to a 6-2 triumph over Chicago. Two were out when Roy Smalley | Braves Memorial Day and It paid LULU IN HONOLULU—Bob Mathias and his pretty fiancee, Melba Wiser, basked in the sunshine at Waikiki wearing Ha waiian grass hats and leis as the Olympic decathlon champion from Stanford rested between workouts for the Rainbow Relays there. (NEA) Assignment: Little League Little League Coaches Hlave Varied Interests By J. P. FRIEND When the six teams, representing the Lions Club, Rotary Ciwanis Club, Shrine Club, American Legion and Jaycees, pen the Little League 1953 baseball schedule Tuesday after- oon they will be in the hands of 13 men whose chief con- ern will be the development of the 100 or more youngsters le-Match Slated "•or Legion Mat Show Tonight A re-match of last week's tag out which developed into a brawl 111 highlight tonight's cnrd on the merlcan Legion's wrestling pro- ram at Memorial Auditorium. Dornn O'Hara and Lee Fields are nlcd to take on Eddie Malone and ailor Moran In the main event out with no disqualifications al- wed. This means that the grapplers can i just about any thing, they are big lough to do and not be waved om the ring by the officials. A grudge developed between the ;o teams of wrestlers in last week's >ut when Moran was saught using cap from a soft drink bottle to b the eyes of O'Hara and Fields. Two referees will be assigned to is bout, Mike Meroney and Joe cCarty. Two one-fall bouts are also on card. ntrusted to them. Varied are the professions lese civic minded, youth lovin ten, most of whom have childrer ' their own, and have had consld •able experience in sports and ir ealing with teen-aged boys. On a minister. Two are cotton buy ers. Four serve as salesmen fo shoes, appliances and farm imple ments. Two are office supervisors One is a traffic representative fo! a transportation line. Two are no'ok keepers, while one serves as sport writer and photographer for the Courier News. Starting its second full season the Little League embarks with tremendously high spirit and enthusiasm. One reason for this unusua amount of Interest is the fact thai the league has a complete organization and plans have been worked out for Its progress this Summer There is an eight-man commission which will have the supervision of the league as Its primary objective Uniforms have been secured, ample equipment provided, trophies ranged for, including autographed balls for the batting champion leading pitcher, and the player displaying the best sportsmanship. Tc max it all, the winning team will be sent <v!!h all expenses paid to St. Louis for one of the St. Louis Cardinal games. They doubtless will tmve opportunities to meet all members of the Cardinals, including such outstanding heroes as Stan Musial, "Red" Schoendienst, Enos (Country) Slaughter. The playing field, located Just lorth of Federal Compress, is a tri- jute to the zeal and Interest of local nen who want to provide adequate .acllitlcs for our youth, of which Jesse' Taylor, local lawyer, has taken the lead and deserves much of ,he credit. The playing field Itself has been expertly manicured and screened 5ff. The teams have benches, thanks o enterprising merchants, and bleachers are being erected to ac- SOUTHERN Birmingham .. Little Rock ... Nashville Atlanta Memphis Mobile, New Orleans .. Chattanooga ... ASSOCIATION W L Pet. OB , 29 21 580 — 23 24 26 25 24 25 24 20 .511 .510 .500 .500 .490 .471 .435 singled and scored on Hank Bauer's triple in the opening frame. Bill Serena followed with a single. The ~:ubs could hit safely only three more times in the remaining eight, frames. It was Haddix's sixth victory against two losses, Manager Eddie stanky had shuffled up his lineup somewhat after double loss to the Milwaukee Sports Roundup— Campy Making Shottoris Prediction Good By GAYLE TAF.BOT NEW YORK (AP) — Back in 1949 the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Burt Shotton, gazed admiringly at the bulgy, brown-skinned athlete pulling off his uniform across the locker room at Ebbets Field and observed: "He's a natural catches — he'll be another Bill Dickey some day.' Those who were within earshot; backstop is not, as of now, every of the old-timer glanced question- bit the equal of the famed Yankee Ingty at one another. .Was Burt another. .Was beginning to show his years? After all, that was only Roy Campanella's first full season with the Brooks, and he wasn't hitting better than around .250 at the time. To mention him in the same breath with Dickey, he of the .314 lifetime average, seemed prematur, to say the least. ' Pour seasons later Shotton is entitled to look up from his fishing down In Florida and taken an extra deep bow. Campanella hit the big show too late in life—he's go- Ing on 32 now—to threaten Dickey's exploits over a long span, but who will say that the squat, impish before him? Or of Gabby Hartnett, probably the greatest of National League catchers, whose record of 37 home runs in a season Campanella appears certain to surpass? Statistics Just in case the 200-pound Negro maintains his present dizzy clip, or comes anywhere near doing so, we' have looked up a few vital statistics which might come in handy. Unlike his friend Satchel Paige, Campy knows exactly when and where he was born—Nov. 19, 1921, in Philadelphia'. He was an all-around athlete in high school, lettering in baseball, If you enjoy fine Bourbon ^Ask for VrHT BOH" 60 " *" (?AI" HI 100 PROOF BOTTLED IN BOND football, basketball and track. He i a sandwich In .between. Now it's was 15 when, in his Junior year, I steak every dny." the Negro Bachrach Giants of Philadelphia offered him $50 to catch Although he owns a going liquor store in Harlem, Campanella has on week ends. Next stop was the I no intention of settling down to Baltimore Elite Giants, and from : run it when his playing days end. there on Campy's life Was a travelogue Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela—until the Dodgers signed him in 1946 to play for Nashua in the New England League. "This big league stuff is a breeze," he says happily. "What's catching 154 games a year? Why, man, there were plenty ol years when I caught 300. Once I caught two in tlie afternoon and two more that night, with a bus trip and He wants to stay in baseball in some capacity "until they rip this uniform off me." President Walter O'Malley of the Dodgers has promised him a coaching job on one condition, that he keeps his weight where it is now. He would be the first Negro coach in organized ball. "I think he would make a fine teacher," O'Malley says[ "and I believe that the color angle is a thing of the past in baseball." Read Courier News Classified Ads. commodate fans, who are especially urged to see these young learns play three afternoons weekly, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:10. There is no charge. Here are the coaching staffs of the six clubs: LIONS — Harmon Taylor and Roland (Skeeter) Bishop; ROTARY — Ed J. Cure, Pat Chitmon, Jack Droke and Von Starnes; KIWANIS — John McDowell and the Rev. James Rainwater; AMERICAN LEOION — Ott Mullins; SHRINE CLUB — J. L. Westbrook, Jr., and Maurice Sanders; JAYCEES — George Anderson and Billy Hyde. Taylor and Bishop, long identified with local, baseball and softball, are local products. Harmon Is > office manager of Ark-Mo Power company and attended Vanderbilt University for three years. He played freshman baseball for the Commodores. Bishop, who broke into baseball with the old Rose Street Tigers, is billing supervisor for Ark-Mo Power. * • • Ed Cure is a native of New Orleans, where he attended high school. He has had considerable sandlot baseball and softball experience. He is a cotton buyer for L. T. Barringer Company of Memphis. Chitmon, a bookkeeper for Ark-Mo Power, Is the only coach with a youngster in the league. His son, Wendall, age 10, recently was 'purchased" by the Lions Club from ;he Rotary Club. A former service man, Pat participated in sports while in high school here, and con- .inued in baseball and softball after lis graduation and discharge from .he armed forces. Droke attended Miss. A & M, now Miss. State, and while he did not compete in varsity sports, he did take an active part n the intra-mural program. He is rabid sports fan and was especially interested when his,son, J. C. ;ev) starred for the Chicks. Starnes originally came from Paragould but spent most of his life In ,ittle Rock. He attended Ark. Tech nd Little Rock Junior College where he took a pre-med course. He vas too busy with his studies for. ampetttlve sports. He is Traffic Department representative for iouthwestern Transportation Corn- any. John McDowell is also home rown and currently employed as a cotton buyer for Barnwell and Hays of Memphis. He participated locaUy in sandlot baseball and softball. He is engrossed in his principal hobbies: Parakeets, tropical fish, Shetland ponies and pedigreed dogs (collies and terriers). He has had extensive work in Red Cross swimming and life guard work. * * # The Rev. Rainwater has maintained a special interest in sports, although his ministerial work »nd studies at Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky., and Vanderbilt. University, took most of his spare time. He is pastor of the First Christian Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 4-4 Pittsburgh 3-1 (second 8J4 Innings-darkness) Cincinnati 8-6 Milwaukee 6-8 St. Louis 6 Chicago 2 New York at Philadelphia, postponed rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 7 Philadelphia 1 Cleveland 8 Detroit 1 Washington 5-4 Boston 4-0 Chicago 7-4 St. Louis 4-7. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 8-3 Nashville 7-4 Birmingham 5-4 Atlanta 2-11 Little Rock 5-4 Memphis 4-3 (first game 10 innings) New Orleans 3-4 Mobile 0-5 (second game 12 innings) Today's Games NATIONAL "LEAGUE (No games scheduled today.) AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled today.) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville at Atlanta Chattanooga at Birmingham (Only games scheduled). Hay Dixon, newest umpire In the National League, is an auto parts salesman during the off-season. Eddie Basinski, second baseman for the Portland Beavers in the PCL, once played violin for the Buffalo, N. Y. Symphony Orchestra. Church here. Ott Mullins has perhaps enJ03'ed the widest baseball participation range. He has been playing baseball in and around Blytheville for many years, and with considerable skill. He is connected with 61 Implement Company as a salesman. J. L. Westbrook particiapted in basketball and hasehall at Jonesboro High School and later at Arkansas State College, from which he graduated. He is associated with his family In the operation of the Westbrook Family Shoe Store on Main Street. Maurice Sanders is another Blytheville boy. He, too, has participated In local sandlofc baseball and softball practically all his life. He Is a salesman for the Ark-Mo Power Company, local office. Billy Hyde, the youngest coach, played Junior American Legion baseball and boxed in the local golden gloves. He is serving as bookkeeper for Ark-Mo Power Company. George Anderson, the only bachelor In the coaching group, was graduated from High School in his home town of Fort Smith and received his degree from Hendiix in 1949.'He served two years in the air force and taught school two years before Joining the local Courier staff The Commission is composed of Fred Saliba, president; Alvin Hardy, vice-president; James Terry, secretary-treasurer; George Clark, Matt Monaghan, Dick White, Jesse Taylor, J. P. Friend and Oscar Fendler. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, June 1 8:00 p.m. FINISH TAG MATCH Doran O'Hara & Lee Fields VS. O'Hara vi. Malone Eddie Malone & Sailor Moran Fields v$ Moro " 90 Min. Time Limit - Best 2 out of 3 Fall. 3 ° Ml '" UU Timt Limit Adults 60c—Children 15c ALSO 2 1-FALL MATCHES I am Proud to Announce: That I am now associated with NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, INC., selling that beautiful new 1953 I'ontiac. Come in to see me. Jimmy Williams Patterson Seeks 7th Win Tonight Jesse Turner, Willie Pep On Week's TV Menu NEW YORK (AP) — Floyd Patterson, the hard - hitting Olympic middleweight boxinj champion, seeks his seventh straight victory as a pro tonight when he collides with Gordon Wallace of Brantford, Ont, in an eight rounder at the Eastern Parkway Arena. The unbeaten 19-year-old Brooklyn negro won his first fiv« scraps by knockouts and his sixth by decision over experienced Dick Wagner on April 23. Wallace has lost only three of 24 fights. Jesse Turner, the St. Louis middleweight prospect who beat Norman Hayes in his'last outing, gets another stiff test on Wednesday In the St. Louis Arena. He takes on Holly Mims. the Washington, D. C., veteran who holds two victories over Johnny Brattom CBS will telecast the, 8 p.m., ten rounder. , Willie Pep returns to New York after an absence of nearly two years to mix with Brooklyn's Pat Marcune in the top ten rounder at Madison Square Garden Friday night. The ten rounder will be broadcast by ABC and telecast by NBC. ' New York is reviving state championships lo help pump more interest into the sport. The first title will be decided on Saturday night at Syracuse where veteran Billy Graham of New York meets Carmen Basilio 'of Canastota in a 12-rounder. The 9 p.m. bout will tie telecast coast to coast by ABC. I off. Solly Hemus, dropped to second place in the batting order, broke his third for the year, in the fourth a 2-2 tie with a two-run homer, inning. Red Schoendienst also had a four- bagger in the seventh off Tom Simpson, last of four Chicago pitchers. Bob Schultz, the second mound man for the Cubs, drew the loss. He erred on Del Rice's bunt lust prior to Hemus' homer. In Comiskey Park at Chicago the Browns and White Sox camo off even in victories and scores, each taking a 7-4 triumph. The Palehose riddled the Browns with 15 hits in the opener, many of them extra-base blows including a triple and two doubles by Jim Rivera, a three-bagger and double by Sam Mele and' triple by Minnie Minoso. Johnny Groth was the Brownie . stalwart in that contest, driving in three runs and scoring once himself. The St. Louis second game victory was largely the resulfrof some fifth inning gifts, chisox starter Saul Rogovin walked Dick Kokos. Minoso finally got hold of a blooper by Clint Courtney In time to catch Kokos at second. Neil Berry jvalked and Bill Hunter followed with the only hit of the inning, a single, scoring Courtney and putting Berry on third. Mike Blyzka, the winning hurler, filed to Rivera in center and when Hunter saw the throw going to the plate he tagged up at first and headed for second. The throw went wild and both Berry «nd Hunter reached home. 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