The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1956 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 17, 1956
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BLTTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 17,' 1958 The View from Here ou C-a ^sva u HI SAID: "I don't know . . . but 1 look for the Yankees to be plagued with injuries throughout most of the season. I re»lly can't see them finishing in first place. I think .the team to beat will be the White Sox. I've never seen a more confident bunch of players. And Marty Marion is the kind of manager the players'like to play for ... and win for." The man who just walked th« pUnlc up there in the above paragraph is » my who should know what he's talking about, too ... for he ha* just returned from an «arly spring visit with most, of the major teague baseball clubs in Rorida. He'i Norman M. Paulson, base- kall photographer for both maj- •r lemcaea, the Western. International, and Thrw I Leagues . . . and the American Association. In town since Saturday for a Tisit with baseball statistician J. P. Friend, Norm Paulson was reluctant (as anyone is) to predict such a lowly position as second place for tire potent Bombers but in all sincerity he said he can't •ee them winding up any higher. "The National League should be A tighter race," he said, "although right now it looks like the Doo> «ers by six or seven games. I believe the Dodgers will be hampered by their 'old' men but. they are probably the most confident bunch of players in the same today. "Walt Alrton fe another mana- |er the players like to trin for." Members of Paulson's profes- BOn these days are rarer than buffalo in BlythevUle. Or, for that matter, buffalo anywhere. . , In fact, Norm claims to be baseball* only photographer. gnappinf the boys In their Honkey niitc has not been his •nly contact with baseball, how- cnr. He never played pro ball kinuetf but wu business manager tt Waterloo hi the Three 1 Learue If 1MZ, and WM general manager •f the Safinaw club of the Central (Clan A) in 1MB. found him editing and publishing Three I League's record book. Paulson broke into the photography, business with an old-timer named George Burke, stayed with him until ISM when he left to Join the Waterloo club. Prom 1M3 to 1946 he was a radio announcer in Waterloo and Bhenandoah, Iowa. He was out of sport* during this period, serving strictly as a newscaster. Two years later he was back behind a mike in Grand Island. Nebr., producing hillbilly shows. : *1 don't know whether you'd better mention anything about that or not," he laughed. Norm has nothing but nice thing* to say about Arkansas boys in baMball. "Arkaiuw b one of the few •Utei," he uld, "that takes pride In their ball players. Only other •tat* I found like that Is Iowa." He lives in Des Moines now with hi* wife and daughter although they make all trips with him. "My next favorite city is Little Rock." Norm's field manager in Waterloo was Johnny Mostll. Oldtimers in this area will call Johnny as pilot of Jonesboro in the defunct Northeast Arkansas league. Mostil Is now head scout of the Chicago White Sox. Paulaon rates Lon Warneke the finest baseball product this state Chilly Winds Greet Cards and Redlegs Norm Paulson produced. The ex-Cub chucker recently resigned as a National League umpire. The roaming photographer this winter plans to compile a book containing all professional baseball players who were horn Jn Arkansas, including thefr fifelime records. He's at work rlphl now on a similar book of Iowa-born diamond athletes. - -RauJson. photographs .have appeared in just about every big newspaper jn. the country- "And I guess I must've had a thousand or so in the Sporting News," he eaid. Next year his pictures of the stars will be found inside packages of bubble gum. He's seen the St. Louis Cardinals in spring training and looks for them to reach first division. "No doubt about it," he said in his emphatic best radio voice. "Frank Lane simply won't sit still for anything lower. He'll trade his way up if nothing else. If he didn't think he could do it he never would have taekn the St. Louis job." Although he's around baseball all the time he only sees about two full games a year. And he hit his average this spring iu Florida. "I'm Just a two-inning man," he said. Former ball player Dutch Quellmalz and Neely Flowers, spectators at .last night's Legion wrestling show, are the In^st to represent groups who desire to boai-d BJythevifle's band wagen to St. Lousl for two dnys of St. Louis Cardinal baseball. Plans are to charter an entire railroad car some weekend soon. More on this later. Officers of BlyUieville Air Force Base also were spectators at lost night's wrestling show, guests of the Dud Cason ArncrJ- C»n Legion post, promoter Mike Meroney and the Arkansas State Athletic Commission. They were Col. Ford, Wing Commander, Col. Smith. Dcp. Commander, Major Hollingsworth. Adj., , Mujor Anderson, Comptroller, Major Reninuklus, Dir. of Material, Major Strobery, Base Operations, Major Odorisio, Management. Capt. Frank, Director of Personnel. CINCINNATI (AP) — "Button up Your Overcoat" threatened today to vie with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as the theme song for Cincinnati's traditional opening National League baseball game — this time against the St. Louis Cardinals, the official opening of the '66 season. The scheduled pitchers were The weatherman said it would je cloudy, windy and with the temperature not higher than 50. A little rain is expected. . The opener here, of course, retained the tradition that Cincinnati always opens at home—in deference to the fact it had the first professional baseball team. And a full house of around 30,000 was expected. The two teams have high hopes —not only of breaking out of the National League's second division but also of cutting quite a swath in the first division. Last year Cincinnati finished fifth and St. Louis seventh. Wilnier Vinegar Bend Mizell, the Cards 1 starting , pitcher today who is just back from service, is their top hope in the hurling department. Joe Nuxhall, Cincinnati's top pitcher last year, was down for the opening chores today. 1 NEW YORK i/P) — Will Brooklyn dash from the barrier for 10 straight, as it did lay year? Did the Yankees pick up pennant insurance when they got southp.-.w Maury McDermott from Washington? Are the Boston Red Sox improved sufficiently to wrest the American League title from New York? Which team got the better of the deal that sent Larry Doby to Chicago and Chico Carrasquel to Cleveland last winter? Can rookie Luis Apariclo fill Carrasquel's shoes at shortstop for the White Sox? Beset With Trouble These were some ol the questions confronting managers today as the 1956 major league season got under way in eight cities. Although tabbed as heavy favorites to meet again in the World Series, the Yankees and Dodgers, like the 14 other clubs, are beset with problems. The Yankees are vulnerable at shortstop and in the relief department. Their biggest headache may come from their strongest department — the outfield. Although Mickey Mantle has given promise this spring of fulfilling his tremendous potential, there is a constant concern over his damaged legs. Hank Bauer, still not fully recovered from the groin injury that cut short his World Series action, is playing despite a specialist's orders to rest for mi entire seaso Should either outfielder be mm unavailable for any length of Urn the Yankees would be in troubl Brooklyn Is plngued by pitchii miseries. The departure of Johm Pod res. the lame arms of Bll Loes and Karl Spooner and tl uncertainty of Carl Erskine pitch the full season with a balk c'bow should prevent a romp sin ns last year, Aprpximutely 250,000 specti tors, barring bad weather, was e peeled to view the openers, crowd of some 28,500 was assun .t Washington, where, Preside Elsenhower was all set to uncor the first "pitch," the signal Don Larsen (9-2) for New York Pascual (2-12) lor STARTS TODAY ON KLCN ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC ST. tOUK • NEWARK • LOS ANGEUS Budweiser KINO OF HERS Robertson Distributing Co. Blyth.villt, Ark. a,nd Camilo Washington. Pikhinr Duel A pitching duel was in prospect in Chicago where Cleveland's ; ace right-hander Bob Lemon (18-10) clashes with Billy Pierce (15-10). At Detroit, Frank Lary (14-15), the Tigers' sophomore right-hand- er was given the assignment against the Kansas City Athletics' wily southpaw Alex Kellner (11-8-. In Boston. Hams' first Righthander it will be Ted Wil- opener since '195. Frank Sullivan (1813) was slated to face Bill Wight (6-3), Baltimore's veteran left- hander. The largest crowd (43,000.1 National League was expected at Milwaukee. Lew Burdette (13-8) hurls against the Chicago Cubs who had Bob Rush (13-11) all primed. Another brilliant pitching duel was in the offing at Brooklyn, where the league's only 20-game vinners were almost certain to square off. Robin Roberts (23-14) for Philadelphia and Don Newcombe (20-5) for Brooklyn were the main attraction. At the Polo Grounds, the Giants, behind southpaw ace Johnny Antonelli (14-16), were primed for their opener against Pittsburgh with oBb Friend (14-9 on the mound. In Cincinnati, the Cardinals, with Vinegar Bend Mizell on the mound, were the opposition. The Reds' opening choice was Joe Nux- hall (17-12). Read Courier News Classified Ads. THE HARDER THEY FALL — -X'aron Oatonl is about to drop Joe McCarthy head-first in last night's Legion \vrestling. (Courier News Photo) Memphis Takes Lead With Noisy Sluggers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jollin' Johnny Powers, a left-handed hitter who likes to blast the long ball, isn't hankering for another trip to Williamsport. • ,,»,.•' The New Orleans rightfielder to be ready now to start living who hit an anemic .222 for the up to his manager's hopes. • Mobile's $60,000 bonus pitcher. Pels last year before being ship ped oil to the Eastern League two-run homer by Bmil Panko in the first. : Neither games was a success at the gate. Only 634 chilled rani turned out in Little Rock and 782 pea on to me cjasieiu jjcabut, ~'"j ""~ > rf . . snapped out af a. slump last night under control until the sixth m and sparked the Pels to a 7-6 vie- ning, allowing only three lute, on- tory over Mobile in 10 innings. - u k " """ T "" v Powers powered a home rufl with a man aboard in the bottom of the ninth to tie it at 6-6. the: aowdered a bases-loaded single t_ — crock in the winning run in the in New Orleans. 10th. He also got a triple, ending a io-trip hitless string. _ . . fli j .. _' »t* Memphis beat Little Rock s-i Softball Meeting Tonight but cold weather and wet grounds ' ' " — • ' A meeting' is to be held tonight at the "Y" at 7 o'clock for managers and anyone interested in entering a team in the Men's Softball League. forced postponement of the Birmingham at Atlanta and Nashville at Chattanooga games. The Vol: and the Lookouts scheduled t doubleheader tonight. Chicks Peck Away Little Rock's only run was unearned as righthander Bill DuPour scattered seven hits. The Travelers wouldn't have placed a man ;ri third except for two over- crows to first. Best the Travelers did under their own power was Russ Burns' lead-off double in the ninth. The Chicks pecked away at Joe Tully for 13 hits, including a horn er and a triple by Oibb Dickens and three doubles by John Romano. Before the season started, New Orleans Manager Andy Cohen said felt the 25-year-old Powers vould be better this season than ast. when the husky 6-f o o t e r belted 29 homers. Powers se e m s Billy Joe Davidson, kept the Pelt Giving In...To His Practical Side ! We will tell you. in all lioncsly, thai this gentleman was a little dubious when he Hrst walked into (he showroom. '1 here was no question, to be sure, about his wanting a Cnilillac. But, quite frankly, he wondered whether or not he uas in a position to purchase a motor car as Wonderl'ul as the 1956 Cadillac. But now he is learning some facts about this distinguished motor car that are removing the doubt from his mind. First of all. he is learning that a Cadillac is relatively modest in its initial cost. Me is finding out about Cadillac's extraordinary dependability and freedom Iron) repairs. He is discovering the remarkable facts about Cadillac's traditionally wonderful resale value. And, lastly, he is being told lhal, at this time of the year, his dealer is able to make Cadillac ou nerslup even more practical than usual. That's why we suspect that—having given in long ago to his heart—he is now giving in to his practical side. And that's a combination no man can resistl If you have considered Cadillac the car in your future—but have postponed making the move for reasons of economy—we urge you to stop in soon. As an e\perienced Cadillac dealer, we have established a wonderful relationship with fine-car motorists throughout the community. 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