The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1956 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 17, 1956
Page 11
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TUMDAT, APRIL W, 10M BLTTOTTILLB (ARK.) COURIER HEWS PAGE BLEVOf Walt Alston Wears a Frown -But Just a Very Little One Bf BD CORHIOAN BROOKLYN (AP) — Walt Alston, king of the sovereign state of Flatbush, principal!: of Brooklyn, wore a thoughtful look today as he prepared to lead hit world champion Dodge: into their first combat of 1956. "If our pitching comes through, we'll b« all right," opined the former school master who piloted the Brooks to their first world's championship in history las' son. "K h« looked bad generally in the South," he added, frowning just a little. Possibly he was thinking back to the pre-season statements of his predecessors — Leo Durocher, Barney Shotton and Chuck Dressen. Their, .problem always was pitching, too. Big Don Newcombe, the starter in the opener against the Philadelphia Phillies, was a case in point. Newk is being counted on to act as bellwether of the staff. Hot, Then Cold "But he's been blowing hot and cold'all spring," sighed Alston. , The lefthanded brigade of Brook- Sudbury Checks Central Rally Sudbury's 5th Grade softballers jumped to an early lead, put down a 5th inning Central rally and went on to win 8-6 at Manley Field yesterday afternoon in "Y" softball play. After Central had tallied one in the first, Sudbury came up with 5 in the second on four safeties, two Central errors and a pair of fielder's choices. The big blow was Larry Crocker's fly to right, which was misjudged. It .went for a home run. They got two more in the third to lead by 7-1 before Central got busy in the bottom of the 3rd with two safeties. and scored three in the 5th after two were out. Carroll McDermoit homered for Central in the third. Bill Roush was the winning hurler, allowing 6 hits, while Jerry Medford started on the hill for Central and was relieved in the 4th by Sudbury.- The Sudbury team gathered 9 Master Your Game ... No. 2 No Grip, No Game By JACKIE BURKE Waster of, the Masters Written for NEA Service There never was a good golfer with a'poor grip. No grip, no game. I use and advocate the overlap- pig method of holding the club, referred to as the Vardon grip. As I point out in my book, "The Natural Way to Better Golf" (Hanover House), there are as many variations as there are types of hands— perhaps 50. Nevertheless, there is only one Vardon grip as such. Learn it, and from it fashion your own. The Vardon grip places the club under the authority of the fingers without sacrificing- the needed power of the hands. The club is held in the last three fingers of the (eft hand and the first finger and thumb, of the right. These hook on and around the club in a.manner that ensures it being held the same way at the top of the swing as at the bottom. The shaft lies across both the fingers and the palm, diagonal to the knuckles. The key fingers — last three of left and first two of right — are booked Into the club firmly and comfortably. The little fingers of the right lyn pitchers Is vanishing befo Alston's very eyes. Johnny Podr of World Series fame, is in th Navy, Karl Spooner has a sore an and Ken Lehman, who was t heir-apparent to Podree job, h failed to live up to expectations. "We have been hard hit by juries," observed Alston, "and der the circumstances, a heavi burden has been placed on o youngsters, Roger Craig, San. Koufax and Don Bessent." An indication of how despera the Brooks are for mound he can be seen in the case of year-old Don Drysdale, who no is a member of the staff, althoug he has just a season and a ha of professional experience. would be sent back to the mino in an ordinary year, but he ha done well in the Sou\h and eve at his tender age, he has ir pressed Alston. "I wouldn't care if he was 15 said Alston. "If he can win i< us he'll be one of our starters." , The rest of the club doesn worry the skipper. It shouldn There is so much power dow the lineup, it would carry eve a riddled pitching staff. hand settles into the groove established by the index and middle fingers of the left. The left thumb settles into the cup of the right palm. The right thumb rides above and parallel to the left.thumb. Thus the hands overlap. The wrists should be arched, not bent, as they would be if the club hatl been whipped overhead like a fly rod. The easiest way to make sure the palms are opposing one another is to check the position of the V's formed by the thumbs and index fingers. When the hands have been placed comfortably on the shaft, these V's should be parallel to each other. Without examining your hands, it would fce presumptuous of me to lay flown a law for the direction of the V's. They should point somewhere between the head and right shoulder NEXT: Hand position. Cage Chicks Get Honored Tonight Blytheville High's 1955-56 baske ball Chickasa'ws and coaches wJ be treated to a banquet tonight a Blytheville Country Club. The Chickasaw Booster Club the sponsoring organization and a members are invited. Southern Assn. By THE ASSOCIATED FKESS W L Pet. 0 5 , 4 . 4 2 .714 .667 571 .500 .400 .400 .400 .400 Memphis . Nashville . . New Orleans Birmingham Mobile 2 3 Atlanta 2 3 Chattanooga ... 2 3 Little Hock .... 2 3 Yesterday's Result* Memphis 5, Little. Rock 1 New Orleans 7, Mobile 8 10. In nings Birmingham at Atlanta, weather Nashville at Chattanooga, ground* Games Today Birmingham at Atlanta Memphis at Little Rock Nashville at Chattanooga Mobile at New Orleans col we Fx-St. Louis Player Dies SAN FRANCISCO (/P) — Qeorg Puccinelfi, 48, an outfielder wit! the St. Louis Browns and Cardinal and the Philadelphia Athletics in the 30's, died yesterday while play ing golf. Puccinelfi, a television repairman, also had played with San Francisco and Hollywood of the Pacific Coast League. He is survived by the widow ioma. ALL STAR STANDOUT '3 Pln4 $ 469 |$Kag5a,| tne bourbon with the best recommendation any whisky ever had Here's the all-star record of Early Times: Of all th« fine whiskies made in Kentucky—and these are the world's best — Kentuckians themselves overwhelmingly choose Early Time« over all other straight whiskies. That's the best recommendation a whisky ever had. • KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY • M P8OOF • EAIIY TIMES DISrUlERY CO. • LOUISVIUE I, KENTUCKY High School Ball Tournament Set At Manila Field A baseball tournament for high school teams in Eastern Arkansas will be held in Manila, it was announced today. Any high school team may enter but must submit eligibility lists of players for acceptance to Deward Dopson at Manila before April 33. Teams are restricted to Arkansas only. The tournament with single- ff a m e eliminations, ii now planned to be held the first week in May. It'Is hoped to place the winner In the Clarksville meet to determine a true state champion. Last year, Clarksville's tourney winner claimed to be best In the state. This marks the first year an area tournament is to be held. The crack Manila nine which hasn't lost a ball fame in four yean will field a team in the tourney. Others Include Bay and Marvell. Games are slated to be played during the day with a possibility of finals under the lights. Association Lid Also Lifts Today By The Associated Press More than 50,000 fans were expected to watch opening games of the American Association's 55th" pennant race today. The class AAA league's 1956 campaign was scheduled to open in an afternoon game between Omaha and Indianapolis in the Indiana city. Night games included Denver at Wichita, St. Paul at Louisville and defending champion Minneapolis at Charleston. COUNTING THE HOUSE — Sugar Ray. Robinson meditates at his Greenwood Lake, N. Y,, camp. The middleweight champion can't be too much concerned about Bobo Olson, so he must be wondering what they'll draw in Los Angeles, May 18. Fights Lost Night Seattle — Archie Moore, 193, San Diego, stopped George Parmentier, 233, Eureka, Calif., 3 (non-title). New York—Miguel Berrios, 127H, Puerto Rico, outpointed Bobby Bell, 125'/i, Chicago, 10. San Francisco—Eddie Machen 193, Redding Calif., outpointed Nino Valdes, 212, Cuba, 10. Tyler, Tex.—Roy Harris. 187, Ty- .er, stopped Johnny Bullard, Mc- Alestcr, Okla., 4. Berrios Knocks Loudly on Title Holder's Door NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Berrios, a pint-sized featherweight with a big book and a big heart, today dared champion Sandy Saddler and French contender Cherif Hamia to take him on. The 5-2, 23-year-old Puerto Rl- can who now lives in New York Issued his challenge to the top 126-pounders after Renting experienced Bobby Bell of Youngstown, Ohio, in a televised ID-rounder at St. Nicholas Arena. A solid right to the chin In the final round staggered the 27-year i old Bell and gave Miguel his sec- j ond straight split verdict over the Ohioan and his fourth consecutive win. "I'm going to the commission this week and post" a forfeit check for a .title fight with Saddler," said manager Jimmy DeAngelo as his tiny gladiator vigorously nodded his head. "If the commission wants us to fight Hnmin first that's okny with us. We'll be ready to oblige. "Billy Brown (matchmaker for the Internnttonnl Boxing Clubl wanted Cnrmela Costa to fight Miguel but Costa didn't want any part oi" him .He took Hamia instead and got licked. We're not ducking anyone." Hamia. an impressive Importation, whipped Costa, second ranking featherweihgt contender, in the Garden March 30. The aggressive hard-hitting Frenchman has an early May date with Ike Chestnut In Washington ahead. Since being discharged from the U.S. Army, Berrios has been a ball of fire. The Puerto Rlcandyn- amo stopped Pat Marcune and Bobby Courchesne and outpointed! Bell twice. His record now is 18-5. I Trotters Throw College Boys CHICAGO W) — The Harlem Olobetrotteri clinched their barnstorming tour with the College All Stars last night with a S7-59 triumph, their llth in 18 gamei. Tom Hemtohn, AU-Americt from Holy CroH, wu thi funt'i hlfU scorer with ft) polnli, Th* Stan ltd 19-18 at the end of tin tint quu- tsr but thi Globetrotter! went ahead to Itty at the hill, 3M6. The 21-game exhibition »ri« will end Thursday night it IndltntpoUi. ae»d Courier Newi Cl*MUl*d A*. His windshield wipers didn't work, While rain fell in a torrent, So careless like, Thus on that night, He signed his own death warrant. It's Smooth Sailing When You Get Your Car Checked at - - PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 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