The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1956 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 20, 1956
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FACE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1956 The View from Here ^•••^^••••^^^—~ BLYTHEVILLE gets treated to its first slice of baseball a large thick-frosted slice ... at Fritz West Park this Sunday afternoon when the semi-pro Chiefs meet Coca-Cola of Memphis in a 2:45 game. This Is to be the first action of ttie season for the local nine. Their opener against Tyronza last Sunday was washed out. Kenneth Boyle, a southpaw from the Air Base, is expected to pull mound duty. He's a lire- bailer, has Impressed observers In practice. It'll be Ken's first year with the Fritz West-managed club. Chiefs will be outfitted in slick new uniforms this season, too. It's not known yet.if the grey, red-trimmed suits will be ready for Sunday's contest. They're already long overdue from the manufacturer. Bight now the team roster looks like this: Terry O'Neal, Sonny Garner, Jim Killett, P. D. Foster, John Felti, Ted Fisher, Pete Bennett, Friti West, Ollie McAdoo, Jackie Halstead, Kenny Boyle And Johnny Koldus. Manager West l« hoping to lure Red Childress and Tommy Phillips into Chief warsuils when they finish their chores with University of Arkansas ' and Arkansas State College, respectively. Red is a big right-hander who •hares his talents with the garden crew and moundsmen. Tommy Is a crafty little southpaw. If the remainder of the team matches this crack pitching staff, local fans will be treated to some great, baseball. Robert White, Blytheville High •tudent, also has been working out with the squad. He's a good- looking first baseman, played American Legion ball last year, was a Chickasaw basketballer during the past season. For those who might be unfamiliar with Fritz West Park, home field of the Chiefs, it's located on the east side of town at Ruddle Bond and Sawyer. Fritz has been working feverishly all week on the grounds, improving playing conditions and building additional bleachers. Dugouts are expected to be erected also. In all, it looks like a promls- .ing summer. Jerry Dean, prize pride of Joiner and Osceola, pitched a neat three-hitter for Savannah in a Sally League opener Tuesday night, struck out seven. The opposition was Jacksonville, a Milwaukee farm, considered to be the best in the league this year. Jerry is one of the few to be drafted by a major league team -(Cincinnati Beds) from Class B ball. Hurling for cellar-dwelling Sunbury in the Piedmont League last year he showed a 10-10 record. And before that he had 15-2 with Greenville in Tri-State. Join Blytheville High's basketball team and see the world! That's the cry of Head Coach Jimmy Fisher these days. During the 1955-56 cage season, the Chickasaws traveled 3,245 miles, farther than quite a num- ber of college quintets. Affable Danny Menendez, general manager of the Memphis Chicks baseball club, in town this week and speaking at a Lions' luncheon, remarked that he expected Chicago's White Sox to soon release third sacker Sam Esposito. Even though Sammy has been playing some fine ball .so far tills spring. Asked afterward If he really meant what he said publicly, he reiterated: "Yes, I really look for them to release Sammy. I don't see how they can afford to keep him with a fellow like George Kell around the bag. And Espositio won't do anybody any good warming splinters on the bench." With another pitcher and the third baseman back, Menendez will feel a bit more confident about repeating as Southern Association pennant winner. "Although," he said, "our young pitchers have made fine showings so far." If you ever wondered how the little girl down the street, or that little girl who lived over on the next farm ever got to be a lady wrestler (woman wrestler, that is), now the story con be told. Well, maybe sbe didn't live down the street or over on the next farm . . . fact of the matter is, she's been a circus performer most of her life. Askcil iiow :iml why she entered the grapple profession after wrestling on last week's Legion card, Miss Mars Bennett said: "Jack Dempsey talked me Into it." Now that's good enough for anybody. (Mars was the girl with the two-toned hnlr.) Seems the former heavyweight champion of the world glimpsed her aerial act one day in California . . . and. well, the rest is history. At least it is to Mars Bennett. Dempsey. who has big interests in wrestling these days, still keeps in touch with her, keeping an eye on her progress. Were you ever, she was asked, hurt in any of your matches? The question, actually, was a needless one. For she sports t\vo deep gashes, one above each eye. inflicted one night by another "lady" of similar profession. Bill Joe Denton Hits Open 78 HOT SPRINGS — Billy Maxwell of Odessa, Tex., was leading the pro field here after yesterday's first round in the Hot Springs Golf Tournament, but Gary Middlecoff was only one-stroke behind. Bill Joe Denton of Wilson came in with a 78, six over par, 14 back. I Here's the way other Arkansansj lii the field scored after the first' round: Charles isom, Little Reck, 74 x-Gene Keeney. Texarkana, 74 Hogan Roumree, El Dorado, 74 Johnny Whitten, Little Rock. 75 Curtis Collier. Fort Smith. 76 C. F. Lewis Jr., Little Rock. 77 Ed Sorge, Little Rock AFB, 77 Fred KnhUH, Little Rock. 78 x-Bill Joe Ilcntun. Wilson. 78 Hester Alexiindfr, Jom'sboro, 71 x-Clyde i Sug i Wilson, Hot Springs, 78 Bill Martin, Bcnton. 79 x-T h o in a s Barker Jr.. Hot Springs, 79 Ed Ackerbloom. Little Rock, 80 Ted Ross. Little Rock, 85 x-Denotes amateur. Get out of the ordinary...get into an Olds! Com* in and ... Rocket 'Round the Block! ( or around town ... if you likel) Tigers Earn Track Title ¥ * * * « * * * * • * * ¥ Chickasaws Place Ninth in Huge Field Sll TOUR NEAREST DEALER Baseball Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Milwaukee .. New York .. Philadelphia St. Louis ... Cincinnati . Brooklyn .'. Pittsburgh . Chicago 0 1.000 — .667 .500 .500 .500 .500 .333 .000 Friday's schedule New York at Philadelphia—Hcarn (14-16) vs. Wehmeler (10-12) (N) Brooklyn at Pittsburgh — Craig (5-5) vs. Dick Hall (6-6). Cincinnati at Chicago — Fowlel (11-10) vs. Jones (14-20). Milwaukee at St. Louis—Spahn (17-14) vs. Ponolsky (9-11) (N). Thursdays Results Brooklyn 5, Philadelphia 4 (10 innings) Pittsburgh 3, New York 2 Cincinnati 10, St. Louis 9 (10 nings) Milwaukee 3, Chicago 1 AMERICAN LF.AGUE Won Lost Pet Behind Boston Chicago .... Kansas City New York . Washington Cleveland .. Detroit Baltimore 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 1 .667 2 .333 2 .000 2 .000 3 .000 'A 'A 1 2 2% 2'/2 Friday's schedule Chicago at Kansas City—Donovan (15-8) vs. Kretlow (0-4). Detroit at Cleveland — Carver (12-16) vs. Wynn (17-11). Boston at New York — Nixon (12-10) vs. Ford (18-7). Washington at Baltimore—Bro- Dowski (1-0) vs. Wilson (12-18). Thursday's Results Chicago 1, Cleveland 0 Kansas City 4, Detroit 1 Washington 7, New York 3 Boston 4, Baltimore 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet OB Memphis 1 3 .700 — New Orleans 6 4 .600 1 Birmingham 4 3 .571 I 1 Nashville 6 4 .556 Hi Chattnnooga 4 4 .500 2 Mobile 3 5 .375 3 Atlanta 3 5 .376 3 Little Rock 2 6 .250 4 Yesterdays Results Memphis 4, Little Rock 3 Mobile 7, New Orleans 6 Atlanta 8. Birmingham 3 Chattanoogp 4. Nashville 3 Games Today Atlanta at Nashville Little Rock at Mobile New Orleans at Memphis Chattanooga at Birmingham American Assn. Denver 10, Wichita 4 Indianapolis 3, Omaha 0 St. Paul 4, Louisville 1 Charleston 14, Minneapolis 4 Texas League Dallas 15. Oklahoma City 4 Tulsa 12. Fort Worth 7 Other games postponed Western League Lincoln 5, Topeka 3 Amarlllo 6, Colorado Springs 0 Des Moines ,14, Sioux City 3 Pueblo 13, Albuquerque 2 Whites Might Stir Trouble NEW ORLEANS l.fl — Things may get a bit confusing in the Southern Assn. next season when Nashville and Mobile meet. Ernie White will manage Nashville while Joyner (Jojo) White will lead Mobile. They are the only two new managers In the Class AA league this year. SO POTENT recoidruoklcdbr 31-yeAf old Uboca- HORMONE SERUM Look Yonnger- Fe«l Younger! Fode Away Wrinklct, Crow'i frt Anuimjt ne» HORMONEX BEAUTY SI-RUM « jo rxMtm. 7 drops djfl? tides vrinUa »nd aow'j feet. When smoothed nex'cjj-iiv to rouihfulnm of pticiiciHj- ill femle ofgini. Htivy «rth Ijnolin »nd lei*me for fti«nt penctmion. Skin f«li Mftet, jmftothci. fidber »lroo« tmuntljr. Am jo quieLlr b« it's J limn •* peweffut u sunJitd hotrooiv crcim — HJ.OOO I.U. pet ounce. I('i econofliicil. •M—Cotu Itsi (run -111 C)»T. WO DAY SUPPLY UM ii u nisht, hd«« minna—loot for lauimc results in die Siic, it'i'ffipifu ind peisdciJ, too! So, lot i froher, txislittf. vounger-ltxAinR cotripleiiofl K et i bortlf ot HORMONEX BEAinTY SERUM iwUr. Only 13.» r l« •i. On Ji!c«( Tculctrr Counters., Dcwrt- •••c Stcra *ad Drui Start* crcfr*"*"*- Hi-Way Drug Alain at Division Phon 2-2019 By K. T. MILLER, JR. Courier News Correspondent JONESBORO — Caruthersville High School's Tiger track team took the sweepstake trophy in a field of 40 in the Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri track meet here yesterday at Arkansas State College. phis). Carlisle (Charleston) Young The Tigers scored 46 points to — place first ahead of Charleston, Mo., 42'/ 2 , and Helena, 31. Blytheville's Chicks scored elghl points to tie for ninth In the meet. Freddy Akers and Hays Sullivan did the scoring for the Chicks as they tallied three points between them and helped bring the Chick lO-relay team home third. Carutliersville won six first places, three seconds, and two fourths. The Tigers won the 100- yard dash, both hurdle races, 220- dash, 880-yard run. 880-yard relay The Tigers set three of the six new records set at Hie track yesterday. Lee Jones won the 120- yard low hurdles in :15.4 for a new mark, and then rested for 15 minutes and came back and ran the high hurdles for a new mark of :21.5. The Tigers also set a record in the 880-relay with a time of 1:35.5. Jim Leslie. Tiger speedster, and Lee Jones of Caruthersville, tied for high-point men in the meet with 111/2 points each. Leslie took first in the 220, 100 dash, and ran anchor in Uie 880-relay. Besides both hurdle races, Jones also ran in the 880 relay. This marks the first time a Ca- rufchersville team has won the meet here. Last year the Tigers scored 46!' 2 points to come in second behind Charleston, which ran off with Uie meet with 67 points. Cardwell scored 7 points to tie for sixth place with Corning. And Poplar Bluff took fifth with 11. Ellis Floyd of Wilson and Billy Looney of Luxora, both outstanding Mississippi County athletes, turned in two great performances yesterday. Floyd, who recently broke ! county record in the 440-yard dash, turned in another first yesterday. He was clocked at :54.9. Hays Sul- Ivnn of Blytheville placed fifth in this event. Looney made a good leap in the Droad Jump for second place but it wasn't quite good enough. First place Was taken by Benters of Car ruth. The fine Carruth athlete jumped 20 ft., 6 In. The summary: Shot put—Tyre (Thayer). Watson .Charleston). Browmtcln (Newport), Aarnt IP Bluff), Weakley (Charleston), Shores (Helena), Brownston (Newport), Duncan (Searcy), Weakley (Charleston) 133 ft., 8Vi in. High Jump — Caslccl (Helena), four-way tie for second: Word (Helena), Holman (Charleston). Mc- Wllliuns (Manala), Price (Charleston), 5 ft., 9 in. Broad jump — Benters (Caruth) two-way tie for second: Looney (Luxora) arid Holman (Charleston) Rnwlings i Stuttgart). Cabbitt (Corning), 20 ft., 6 in. Pole vault^SugB (Helena). Corber (Helena), Carlisle (Charleston) two-way tie for fourth: Shirley (Cabot) and RawlinBS (Stuttgart), 11 ft., ll'i In. 440-relay — Charleston, Cabot. Helena, Pocahontas, Parngould, :43.6. New record. 120 high hurdles—Jones (Carutli- Rrsvllie), Weakley (Charleston), Huffman (Haytl), Walker (Earie), Watson (Marked Tree), :15.4. New record. 100 dash—Leslie .(Caruthersville), Estes (C'ville). Rodney (W Mem- Attacks Cyclone CLEVELAND (/PI — Two aggressive fighters nursing ambitions a crack at the middleweight title- Ralph (Tiger) Jones and Gene (Cyclone) Fullmer — slug it out over 10 rounds tonight in a national tele- •ised bout at Public Hall. Fullmer, 23, from west Jordan, Jtah, has a reputation as a strong inisher — a scrapper with stamina. Jones, 28, from Yonkers, N. Y., and after six years of pro fighting the current No. 5 middleweight, has he distinction of being the last bat- ler to whip Sugar Ray Robinson. (M-Ti-ee), :10.0. Mile -, Crum (Stutt.), Patterson (C'ville), Johnson. (Corning), Cry (P Bluff), Hequembdurg (Charles), 4:45.8. New record. 88-relay — Charlesiuii, Poplar Bluff, Blytheville, Charleston, Pocahontas, 1:35.5. New record. 440 dash — Floyd (Wtso.n), Vaughn (Cardwell), two-way tie for third: Collins (Helena), Townes (K- Cityi, Sullivan (Blytheville) fifth, :54.9. 180 low hurdles—Jones (C'ville), Cook (C'ville), Cavltt (Corning), Akcrs (Blytheville), Gardner (Luxora), 21:5. New Record. 880 run — Patterson (C'ville), Crum (Stutt.), Harris (Stutt.), Coy (C'ville), Owens (Cabot), 2:08.0. 220 dash—Leslie (C'ville), Wood (Helena), Vaughn (Cardwell) Arnold (Paragould), Young (M-Tree), :23.2. ( Mile relay—Charleston. Stuttgart, Poplar Bluff, Caruthersville, Helena, 3:42.0. New record. BCC Golfers To Play In Medal Event Blylheville Country Club Professional Paul Farrington today, announced plans for the club's annual 36-hole medal play tournament. Local golfers, Farrington pointed out, will have from April 21 through 29 to play their qualifying 18 holes. On the basis or inese qualifying scores, they will be put into flights. Deadline for the final 18 holes is May 13. In championship flight play, the qualifying 18 will count toward the championship medal score. In other flights, the first 18 will be used for qualifying only, with the final 18 holes determining various flight winners. Dr. J. C. Guard is defending champion. Ez Keeps Going For the Dough PITTSBURGH — (NEA) — Tom Tannas explains why Ezzard Charles still is fighting. "I'm making no money managing him," Tanmis says. "But how can I leave him? We've been through the grind together and now Ez wants to keep fighting. What am I going to do? Turn him over to some guy who will look to get hurt him?" 7 -Stroke Lead in Dallas DALLAS (,?>—Mary Lena Pnulk of Thomasville. Ga., held a 1-strike lead today as the field of 46 moved into the second round of the $7,500 Dallas Women's Open Golf tournament. Miss Faulk had a 1-under-par 70 yesterday over the 6,218-yard Glen Lakes Country Club course. A stroke back was Fay Crocker of Montevideo, Uruguay, and two strokes away was Betsy Rawls of Spartengurg, S. C. The favorites all were in contention. Louise Suggs of Sea Island, Ga., picked to win the $1,350 first money, had a 74 and was tied with Patty Berg of Chicago and Marlene Bauer Hagge of Ashville, N.C. r old floors "dew" 1 ' with FABULON the fabulous floor finish MISSISSIPPI LUMBER CO. 1801 W. Main Ph. 3-8151 This Is Our Spring Special Offer 1953 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER I-I3R. SEDAN This car has power steering, power brakes, whitewall tires. Sec I his car before you buy anything: SS$$ 1950 STUDEBAKER 2-OR. SEDAN CHAMPION Excellenl mechanical condition. 5 new tuhcless (ires, radio and healer. This car is a bargain $275 1952 PLYMOUTH -I-DR. SEDAN This is a real nice little car, has healer, seal covers and good tires ?-l95 1953 DESOTO .1-DR. SEDAN This car has whitewall tires, overdrive, radio, healer, tutone paint. Low mileage. Only 5895 Many Other Cars to Pick From T. I. Seay Motor Company 131 East Main Ph. 2-2122 Blylheville, Ark. ELLIS FLOYD of Wilson High ran first in the 440 in yesterday's Arkansas State College track meet in Jonesboro. Last week he set a new record in the same event in Mississippi County's annual meet. (Courier News Photo) Chick Rookies Club Trays with Homers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUendance-minded Joe Engel, president of the Chattanooga Lookouts, has come up with another suggestion he says will put money in the till of Southern Association teams early season day games. Engle tool: a look at ihe chilled crowd attending last night's Chattanooga-Nashville contest and murmured, "I wish the entire league would play day ball for two weeks of the sea- the first son." . Paid attendance at Chattanooga was 762. At Little Rock, 502 fans braved cool baseball. In weather to watch Atlanta the crowd was 731. New Orleans, southernmost city in the Class AA circuit came up with 1.163. • Engel contends it's usually too cold in April for night baseball. Those who saw games last night got their money's worth. Chattanooga edged Nashville and Memphis edged Little Rock in 4-3 contests; Mobile tripped New Orleans 7-6; and Atlanta whipped Birmingham 8-3. First in Five Atlanta's victory, was the first for the Crackers over the Barons in five atetmpte. It ended a three- game losing streak for Atlanta. Lefty Vic Rehm turned in an eight- hit mound performance in notching his second victory. The Crackers tagged loser Pat Utley and two reliefers for seven hits and worked the Baron hurlers for eight walks. Atlanta's Jack Daniels blasted a homer in the third with none- on and also got a single for three RBI's. The Memphis Chicks continued to get clutch performances from rookie outfielders Gip Dickens and Ron Cooper. Dickens rapped a two-run homer and Cooper got a solo four-bagger. Andy Frazier homered for the Travs. Lowe Wren went all the way for Memphis, giving up nine nits. Vern erever fine Kentucky bourbon is enjoyed the call is for. . . THE OLD SUNNY BROOK CO., DIVISION OF NATIONAL.DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORP., LOUISVILLE, KY. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY, 86 PROOF. Taylor, who worked seven .Inning! for Little Rock was the loser . The victory moved Memphis into sole posession of first place. New Orleans dropped a game behind the Chicks when Mobilo picther Bob Yanen cracked a liner to left field in the ninth inning to give the Bears their victory. Yanen went all the way for Mobile. He was tagged for 10 hits. Ljnny Yochim, who went to the rescue of George Witt in the eighth, was charged with the loss. Mobile got 13 hits. Ted Williams leads the Americ»n League's active players in rims batted In with 1,470 through 1955. His best year was 1949 when he drove home 159 runs. The New York Yankees have beaten Bob Feller of Cleveland 37 times. He has beaten them 30 times, through 1955. and JACK BUCK JOE GARAGIOLA Brought te you by ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC. ST. LOUIS •NEWtmt-lOS ANGE1II Budweiser, KING OF BEERS ROBERTSON Distributing Co. Blytheville, Ark. Grand Opening Today & Saturday—April 20-21 Manila Shell Service Station Manila, Arkansas BOBBY WHITE, Mahager FREE 5 Lbs. Sugar With Purchase of 10 or More Gallons of Shell Gasoline FREE Register for Grand Prize Westinghouse Electric Roaster Nothing to Buy—you don't have to be present to win! GIFTS FOR THE KIDDIES -BRING THIS AD- For Free Lubrication Job With Change Of Shell Oil

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