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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 1, 1953
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PACK SIX (Awt.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JOT05I,19W Nats' Old Guard Begins To Make Move in AL By JOE REICHLER AP Sporti 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' hid for a fifth straight championship. Three of the senior members of Shea-boomed the three-gun salute Red Sox, 5-4 and 4-0. the "old guard" — 32-year-old Mickey. Vernon, Vollmer and 31-year-old Clyde 30-year-old Frank yesterday as the Senators roared past Boston Into the first division with a pair of victories over the Final Trials Today For National Open NEW YORK (AP) — The field for the TJ. S. Golf Association's 53rd .Open championship will be reduced to 300 by the time 1,638 divot diggers finish play over 32 courses late today. Out of the play will come 265 qualifiers for the preliminary round at Oakmont, Pa., June 9-10. Two — John R. Knight and Arthur Armstrong — qualified at Honolulu a week ago. The remaining 33, including defending Champion Julius Boros, are exempted. This group number: former titlists, PGA Champior Jim Turnesa, British Open Cham pion Bobby Locke, British Ama teur Champion Harvle Ward Jr. and the low 20 in the 1952 titular play at Dallas. But when they get to Oakmom all except Boros' will have to go through 36 more holes of prelim Inary play under the new plan set up by the USGA. The surviving 149 and the defending champion will start the championship proper June 11. Pri/e 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 to select 25 out of a field or 189. The best field, however, figures io be South Missco Softball Season Opens Tonight The curtain will be pulled to- I night on the first game of the 1953 South Missco Softball League when Osceola plays host to Grider and Kelser helps Wilson open their home season. Luxora, the other team In the five team league, will not play their first game In the league until Friday night. Grider, managed by A. C. Duclos, has already won two exhibition games from Wilson and Osceola. Friday night they beat Osceola 10-9 behind the steady relief pitching of Bill Baker of Blytheville. Osceola's probable lineup will be L. Greenlee, catcher; Herman Phillips, pitcher; Ralph Wilson, first base; Ray Mann, second base; Bill Beall, shortstop; Billy Bowen, third base; Leroy Koch or R. D. Mears, leftfield; Bo Fairley, Centerfield; and Chessie Jones or Rny 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 1 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, Including many of the top pros, seek 25 places. The unusually large allotment of places at St. Louis Is due to the fact that many of the foremost pros played in the Western Open which closed yesterday with Dutch Harrison winning. Harrison will be among those seeking an open berth at St. Louis along with Johnny Palmer, Freddie Haas, Chandler Harper, Clayton Heafner, Al Bcssellnk, Ed Forgol, Jim Ferrier and Art Wall Jr. Some of the other prominent pros shooting for spots Include Bill Nary at Kansas City. Farrington Tries for Open Paul Farington, Blytheville Country Club professional, starts swing- Ing away for a spot in golf's biggest tournament, the National Open Farrington lines up against 29 Memphians at Colonial Country Club In Memphis who begin 36- hole medal play today. Of the group, only four lowest icorers will be picked for entry in he big open tournament which will be run off at Pittsburgh's Oakmont Country club. Farrington is due to tee off this afternoon. Vollmer, a Red Sox castoff, singled 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 winning run as the Nats came from behind with two tallies in the ninth. Shea, shunted off by the Yankees last year, spun a nine-hit shutout 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 Cli games, but is only two lengths away from second-place Cleveland. The Yankees trounced Philadelphia's Athletics, 7-1, concentrating their attack on Alex Kellner, who had shut them out in his two previous starts against them. Cleveland swept past Chicago Into second place with an 8-1 triumph over Detvolt. The White Sox were held to a split In Iheir doubleheader with the nightcap, 7-4, after the While Sox had won the opener by the same score. Brooklyn's blazing Dodgers zoomed into first place in the National League, winning their ninth and tenth in a row at the expense of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers made it eight out of eight over Pittsburgh, 4-3 and 4-1, to plunge the Bucs Into the basement. Brooklyn needed help from Cincinnati to take over first place by half a game over Milwaukee. The Redlegs swapped 8-6 decisions with BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W li Pet. GB Brooklyn 27 Milwaukee 25 St. Louis 23 Philadelphia 20 New York 19 Chicago 12 Cincinnati 12 Pittsburgh 13 .659 .658 >,'• .605 2V: .588 3K .500 6'/i .333 12K .333 12 .317 14 New Yorlc . Cleveland . Chicago Washington Boston St. Louis .. Philadelphia AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. ..2,7 11 .711 15 .595 4V 18 20 21 24 Haddix Stops Cubs For Cardinal Win By The Associated Pres* Except for a first inning during which the Cubs produced two runs, St. Louis Cardinal hurler Harvey Haddix waa master of tilings at Busch Stadium yesterday, striking_put 10 and pitching- the Redbirds to a 6-2 triumph over Chicago. Two were out when Hoy Smalley | Braves Memorial Day and It paid , ...22 ...25 ...23 ...21 ...18 ..18 Detroit ........... 10 .595 .581 W .535 61 .500 8 .429 11 .429 11 .244 IS'/ SOUTHERN LULU IN HONOLULU—Bob Mathias and his pretty fiancee. Mclba Wiser, basked in the sunshine at Waikiki wearing Hawaiian grass hats and leis as the Olympic decathlon champion from Stanford rested between workouts for the Rainbow Relays there. (NEA) Luxora Gets Tie And Victory LUXORA — Luxora's Tigers galn- d a freakish tie and an impressive 'in In two weekend ball games, both played out of town. Yesterday the Tigers, behind the nearly perfect pitching of Tuna Quails, went past Monette 11-1. Quails pitched six Innings, allowing one hit and no runs. Frank EL lis 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 way due to a scoring error which was discovered after the game at Dyersberg. It was thought at the end of nine that Dyersberg had won 16-15. A fourth-inning scoring error was discovered later. A grand slam home run by First Baseman Bill Rounsavall In the ninth salvaged the game for Luxora. Rounsavall had four for five in the wild contest. the Braves, winning the opener to shove Milwaukee out of the lead. St. Louis' stubborn Cardinals rebounded from Saturday's double setback, whipping the Chicago Cubs, 6-2, to remain 2>/ 2 games off the pace. Rain washed out the Mew York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies for the second straight day. Kellner's bid to become the only pitcher besides Walter Johnson to hurl three successive shutouts against the Yankees was short lived. He was scored on In the third Inning and shelled in the sixth to Join 11 other hurlers who have failed to duplicate Sir Walter's 1908 performance. Harvey Haddix, the Cardinals rookie southpaw, was the whole show as he spun a slx-hltter over the Cubs for Ills sixth victory. He cracked two of St. Louis' seven hits off loser Turk Lown and his successors and fanned 10. Assignment: Little League Little League Coaches Have Varied Interests By J. P. FRIEND When the six teams, representing the Lions Club, Rotary Kiwanis Club, Shrine Club, American Legion and Jaycees, open the Little League 1953 baseball schedule Tuesday afternoon they will be in the hands of 13 men whose chief concern will be the development of the 100 or more youngsters Re-Match Slated For Legion Mat Show Tonight A re-match of last week's tag bout which developed into a brawl, will highlight tonight's card on the American Legion's wrestling program lit Memorial Auditorium. Doran O'Hara and Lee Fields are slated to take on Etldte Mnlone and Sailor Moran In the main event bout with no disqualifications allowed. This means that the grapplers can do Just about anything,they are big enough to do and not be waved from the ring by the officials. A grudge developed between the two teams of wrestlers In last week's bout when Moran was saught using a cap from a soft drink bottle to rub the eyes of O'Hara and Fields. Two referees will be assigned to this bout, Mike Meroney and Joe McCnrty. Two one-fall bouts are also on the card. Sports Roundup — entrusted to them. Varied are the professions these civic minded, youth lovin men, most of whom, have childre of their own, and have had consic erable experience in sports and ] dealing with teen-aged boys. On Is a minister. Two are cotton buy ers. Four serve as salesmen fo shoes, appliances and farm imple ments. Two are office supervisor One is a traffic representative fo a transportation line. Two are bo'ok keepers, while one serves as spori writer and photographer for th Courier News. Starting its second full season the Little League embarks with Ire mendously high spirit and enthusl asm. One reason for this unusua amount of interest is the fact tha the league has a complete organ! zation and plans have been wcrke out for its progress this Summer There Is an eight-man commission which will have the supervision the league as Its primary objective Uniforms have been secured, ampL equipment provided, trophies ar ranged for, including autograph.ei bulls for the batting champion leading pitcher, and the player dls playing the best sportsmanship. To climax It all. the winning team wil be sent with all expenses paid to St. Louis for one of the St. Louis Cardinal games. They doubtless wil have opportunities to meet all members of the Cardinals, Including such outstanding heroes as Stan Muslal, "Red" Schoendlenst, Enos (Country) Slaughter. • * • .The playing field, located Just north of Federal Compress, is a tribute to the zeal and Interest of local men who want to provide adequate facilities for our youth, of which Jesse' Taylor, local lawyer, has taken the lead and deserves much ol the credit. The playing field itself has been expertly manicured and screened off. The teams have benches, thanks to enterprising merchants, and bleachers are being erected to ac- Birmingham Little Rock Nashville .. Atlanta 25 Memphis 24 Mobile 25 New Orleans ... 24 Chattanooga ... 20 ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 29 21 580 24 23 .511 26 25 .510 .500 .500 .490 .471 .435 Campy Making Shotton's Prediction Good By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Back in 1949 the manager the Brooklyn Dodgers, Burt Shotton, gazed admiringly „ 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 if the old-timer glanced question- ngly at one another. Was Burt leginning to show his years? Af- er all, that was only Roy Cam- lanella's first full season with the 3rooks, and he wasn't hitting bet- er than around .250 at the time, 'o mention him in the same breath »ith Dickey, he of the .314 llfe- Ime average, seemed prematur, a say the least. ' Four seasons later Shotton Is en- itled to look up from his fishing own in Florida and tafcen an cx- ra deep bow. Campanella hit the Ig show too late in Hie—he's go- ig on 32 now—to threaten Dickey's xplolts over a long span, but who '111 say that the squat, impish bit the equal of the famed Yankee before him? Or of Qabby Hart nett, probably the greatest of National League catchers, whose rec ord of 37 home runs In a season Campanella appears certain to em- pa^? Statistic* Just in case the 200-pound Negro maintains his present dizzy clip, or comes anywhere near doing so, we- have looked up a few vita! 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 , 00 PROOF BOTTLED IN BOND football, basketball and track. He, a sandwich in between. Now it's was 15 when, in his Junior year, I steak every day." the Negro Bachrach Giants of Phil- 1 Although he owns a going liquor adelphia offered him $50 to catch [ store ln Harlem, Campanella has on week ends. Next stop was thei no intention of settling down to Baltimore Elite Giants, and from run it when his playing days end. 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: RCTABY — Ed J. Cure, Pat Chitmon, Jack Droke and Von Starnes; KIWANIS — John McDowell and the Rev. James Rainwater; AMERICAN LEGION — Ott Mullins; SHRINE CLTJB — 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 com pany 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. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 4-4 Pittsburgh 3-1 (second 6(4 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.) No AMERICAN LEAGUE games scheduled today.) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville at Atlanta Chattanooga at Birmingham (Only games scheduled). Hay Dlxon, 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 POL, once played violin for the Buffalo, N. Y. Symphony Orchestra. native of New Or- he attended high 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 of years when I caught 300. Once I caught two in the afternoon and two.more (hat 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. Ed Cure is leans, where school. He has had considerable sandlot baseball and softbaLl experience. He is a cotton buyer for L. T. Barringer Company of Mem- Dhls. Chitmon, a bookkeeper for Ark-Mo Power, is the only coach vith a youngster in the league. His Wendall, age 10. recently was 'purchased" by the Lions Club from the Rotary Club. A former service man. Pat participated in sports while In high school here, and con- inued in baseball and softball after his graduation and discharge from he armed forces. Droke attended Miss. A & M, no* Miss. State, and he did not compete in varsity ports, he did take an active part n the intra-mural program. He Is rabid sports fan and was espe- ially Interested when his.son, J. C. Bpoger) starred for the Chicks, itarnes originally came from Para- ould but spent most of his life in Ittle Rock. He attended Ark. Tech nd Little Rock Junior College •here he took a pre-med course. He as too busy with his studies toe ompetltive sports. He is Traffic e p a r t m e n t representative for outhwestern Transportation Corn- any. John McDowell is also home own and currently employed as a cotton buyer for Barnwell and Hays of Memphis. He participated locally 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 Church here. Ott Mullins has perhaps enjoyed 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 baseball at Jones- bore High School and later at Arkansas State College, from which he graduated. He is associated with his family In the operation of th Westbrook Family Shoe Store Main Street. Maurice Sanders Is another BIy theville boy. He, too, has particlpat ed in local sandlot baseball an softball practically all hifi life. I: is a salesman for the Ark-Mo Powe Company, local office. Billy Hyde, the youngest coach played Junior American Legio baseball and boxed in the local go] den gloves. He is serving as book keeper for Ark-Mo Power Compa ny. George Anderson, the only bache lor in the coaching group, was grad uated from High School in his homi town of Fort Smith and receive! his degree from Hendrix in 1949/H served two years in the air fore and taught school two years befon joining the local Courier staff The Commission is composed o Fred Saliba, president; Alvin Hardy vice-president; James Terry, secre tary-treasurer; George Clark, Mat Monaghan, Dick White, Jesse Taylor, J. P. Friend and Oscar Fendler LEGION ARENA BLYTHEVILLE WRESTLING Monday, June 1 8:00 p.m. FINISH TAG MATCH Doran O'Hara & Lee Fields vs. Eddie Maione & Sailor Moran 90 Min. Time Limit — Best 2 out, of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children ISc ALSO 2 1-FALL MATCHES O'Hara v». Maione Fields vs. Moran 30 Minute Time Limit I am Proud to Announce: That I am now associated with NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, INC., selling (hat beautiful new 1953 Pontiac. Come in to see me. Jimmy Williams singled and scored on Hank Sauer's triple in the opening frame. Bill Serena followed with a single. The Cubs 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 a double loss to the Milwaukee Patterson Seeks 7th Win Tonight Jesse Turner, Willie Pep On Week's TV Menu NEW YORK (AP) — Floyd 3 atterson, the hard - hitting Olympic middleweight boxing champion, seeks his seventh straight victory as a pro tonight when he collides with 3ordon Wallace of Brantford, Ont., in an eight rounder at Jie Eastern Parkway Arena. The unbeaten 19-year-old Brook- yn negro won his first five scrap! iy knockouts and his sixth by deci- ;ion over experienced Dick Wagner m April 23. Wallace has lost only hree of 24 fights. Jesse Turner, the St. Louis middleweight prospect who beat Nornan Hayes in his'last outing, gets nother stiff test on Wednesday in he St. Louis Arena. He takes on Holly Mims, the Washington, D. C., eteran who holds two victories over ohrmy Bratton. CBS will telecast he 8 p.m., ten rounder. Willie Pep returns to New York fter an absence of nearly two ears to mix with Brooklyn's Pat darcune in the top ten rounder at dadison Square Garden Friday ight. The ten rounder will be roadcast by ABC and telecast by T BO. New York is reviving state cham- ionsliips to help pump more in- crest into the sport. The first title ill be decided on Saturday night t Syracuse where veteran Billy raham of New York meets carmen asilio of Canastota in a 12-round- r. The 8 p.m. bout will Be telecast oast 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 just prior to Hemus' homer. In Comiskey Park at Chicago Ihe Browns and White Sox cama 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 th« Brownie stalwart in that contest, driving in three runs and scoring once himself. The St. Louis second game vlc- :ory was largely the result of some fifth inning gifts. Chlsox 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 walked and Bill Hunter followed with the only hit of the inning, a single, scoring Courtney and putting Berry on third. Mike BIyzka, the winning hurler, filed to Rivera in center and when Hunter saw the throw going o the plate he tagged up at first md headed for second. The throw went wild and both Berry and Hunter reached home. 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