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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUK1ER NEWS JUNE 8, 1955 Yankees Glance Back As League Levels Off By ED COBRIGAN AP Sports Writer The American League is beginning to level off and as the New Y o rk Yankees today took a casual glance behind, who was galloping along in second place but their old friends, the c jg*" t ^ lncdh ^ white Sox cons tituted the big challenge. Then the Washington Senators made threatening gestures. Even the Boston Bobby Sox were considered. ****** Big City Teams Give St. Louie a Bad Day BASEBALL STANDINGS Milwaukee Brooklyn Philadelphia St. Louis By The Associated Press Baseball fans in St. Louis should be toughened to the Idea of defeat after the past week's performances by the city's two major league entries. For the Cardinals at Brooklyn Sunday it was consecutive defeat No. 5, and the worst of the season, 10-1 at the hands of the Dodgers. * The Browns had a doubleheader Lions vs. Legion Is Top Game in Little League Play Rotary Plays Kiwanis, Jaycees Meet Shrine On This Week's Slate Two of tht first three winners collide headon in an important battle to feature the second week of play in the Little League. The Lions club, winners over their arch rivals, the Kiwanis Club, 22-8, and the American Legion, victors ov^r a stubborn Shrine Club, 10-6, get together Tuesday afternoon at 5:10 in what may be one of the most dramatic games of the season. Interest has skyrocketed over the anticipated pitching duel between the Lions ace. Joe Bratcher. a 12-1 record holder in tre Mideet League last season, and Glynn Dale Howard, gifted Legion southpaw who ran up eight straight strikeouts in relief during the opening win. Bratcher worked the first four rounds against the Rotary and gave up only one hit. The Kiwanis Club, buoyed by their sensational 4-1 licking of the Jaycees In their opener, will be gunning for No. 2 at the expense of the Rotary club, Wednesday afternoon. Don Stallings, who should have chalked up a shutout in his first start, is due to take the hill for the Klwanlans. Coach Jack Droke probably will give his stubby righthand- er, Alvie Jarrett, another chance. Young Jarrett coudn't locate the plate against the Lions Club last week, walking 12 in less than four Innings. His two successors also had difficulty getting the ball over as 18 passes were dished out by the trio. 'Tex" Turner, smallish right- hander who did very well In relief after an unsteady start, may get the nod. Both the Jaydees and the Shrin- ers, beaten In thels initia tslcs, look forward to getting on the victory 1 JnycQes trail in Thursday's struggle, and i't ', Rotary Club ought to be a honey. Freddie White, I Shrine Club with the New York Yankees and found their loss string at six after !)-2 and 7-2 games. Carl Erskine limited the Redbirds to four hits while the Dodgers swatted the ball safely 15 times. It was starter Gerald Staley's first defeat since the one he had on ipening day. He had won seven in between. That lone St. Louis run was in the sixth as Solly Hemus walked and Red Schoendienst and Enos Slaughter singled. Kay Jablonski had the other St. Louis hits, singles. The Dodgers had only three long wallops, doubles by Junior Gilllam and Peewee Reese plus Gil Hodges second-inning home run. llth Straight for Yanks The Yanks used just two innings to beat the Browns—a five-run seventh inning in the opener and seven-run sixth frame in the second game. A pair of home runs by Jim Dyck matched four-baggers by Billy Martin nnd Gil McDougald to knot the score until the seventh. New York broke the tie in the seventh of the first contest. Hank Bauer singled in the leading run and with the bases filled Yogi Bern clubbed the ball out of he park. In the finale the Browns led 2-0, one of the tallies on Johnny Groth's homer. Then seven hits and a St. Louis error gave the Yankees their llth straight victory. Temperatures perhaps as high as 90 million degrees Fahrenheit are reached in the detonation of an atomic bomb, but today's nec- ord for a controlled flame is only 8000 degrees, obtained by burning fluorine gas in hydrogen. who lost a toughle to Stalltngs, likely will draw Billy Haney, the artistic-minded Shrine star, as his pitching opponent. Haney was cuffed rather roughly by the American Legion in his first time out. Wavering control and unsteady defense didn't contribute much to his welfare. Freddie was impressive even in defeat. All games will be played 'at the 9th Street payground park, starting at 5:10. LITTLE LEAGUE STANDINGS W L PCT. American Legion Kiwanis Club Lions Club 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 ,000 .000 Double Main-Event on Tonight's American Legion Wrestling Show r Donna Marie Dicknian A double main-event program Is on tap Tor wrestling fans at tonight's American LeGion Memorial Auditorium show. A pair of women grunt and groaners, Cora Coombs nnd Donna Marie Dieckmnn, will square oft in the opener with a 60-minute time limit bout .starting at 8:15, Topping the card will be a battle between two well-known grapplers here, Lester Welch and Eddie Malone, who will go two out of three falls in a so-minute time limit match. Miss Coombs. a stocky Kentucky Lassie, appeared here for the first time last month, and already has a sizable following. She has been wrestling professionally for three years, since giving up a career ss a j hillbilly singer. This is the first appearanc;: here for Miss Deickman. Welch and Malone ar» holdovers from last week, and are expected to dish it out tough In continuation of an old grudge. All found their level, nnd tha left only the Tribe to prevent the Yank.*? from walking away with the pennant. The only trouble with the Indian. 1 is that they have an alarming ten dency to fold in the stretch ant play dead when they go up ngnins the Yanks. In 1051, for example, the Yanks won 15 and lost only seven to the Indians. Last year. Cleveland made a bet ter fight of it and the Bronx Bom hers' margin was only 12-10. So far this season, the Yanks have won three and lost none against the Indians, who still are 5','z games off the pace. The Indians will have a good opportunity to make up some ground this week end when they invade Yankee Stadium for a four-game set. Conversely, it will provide the Yanks with a good opportunity to all but sew up the pennant. One Brifhl Kay Manager Al Lopez of Cleveland can see one bright ray through the clouds. He probably will have Bob Feller, who until yesterday had not won a game in more than a month, available. If feller can start winning, the Indians have a chance. Feller pitched a nice six-hitter yesterday in the opener of double-header against Philadelphia. The Indians \von it, 8-4, by scoring five runs in the fourth inning, then went on to take the nightcap, 4-3, with Early Wynn, Dave Hoskins and Bob Lemon handling the mound chores. But the two victories netted the Indians exactly nothing because the Yanks also won a double-header from the St. Louis Browns, 9-2 and 7-2. The second game triumph was the Yanks' llth in a row and marked their longest winning streak under Casey Stengel. Neither victory came easily, though. In the lirst game, Eddie Lopnt and Dick Littlefield were locked In 2-2 lie going into the seventh. The Yanks .sent .seven runners across the plate and that was 'he game. In the nightcap, the New Yorkers were behind, 2-0, until the sixth when they shelled Harry Brecheen from the mound with seven runs. Whitey Ford \vas the winner, although Allie Reynolds came on in the sixth. SetuUnre-While Sox Split The Senators and the White Sox, who are in the midst of a battle for third place, split a double-header. The Nats expended all their power n the first game and piled up a 10-2 margin to enable Bob Porter: leld to coast to the victory. But n the nightcap, Harry Dorlsh posted a 5-1 triumph for Paul Richards' crew. The Detroit Tigers, as usunl, ost. The Red Sox beat them, 4-1. Skinny Brown went the distance for the winners and helped his own cause with a home run. In the National League, the Milwaukee Braves and the Brooklyn Dodgers continued their neck-and- icck battle [or first place, and today it Is the Braves' turn to occupy .he top rung. They won two games rom the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-0, and 5-3. The Brooks took a single ame, swamping the St. Louis lardinals, 10-1. Hodges Homers Agin The Milwaukee triumphs dropped the Phillies 4'j games in back in bird place, Johnny Antonelli, backed by home runs by Sid Gordon, Andy Pafko, Eddie Mnthews and j Ebba St. Calrie, held the Phils to only five hits. Don I.iddle started the second | game for the Braves, but Bob Buhl j :ook over in the fifth and got credit :or the viclory. The Braves pulled j it out with three runs in the ; seventh. | Carl Erskine yielded only four j iiits in the Dodgers' clobbering of! :he Cards. He probably could have | iven up another dozen without be- { ing in danger. Oil Hodges, who seems to have snapped out of his early-season slump, hit another ; lome run [or the Brooks, his seventh. ! Among the second division clubs, I the Chicago Cubs won two from -he New York Giants, 10-5 and 5-3, 'xncl the Cincinnati Redlegs took n ' lair from the Pittsburgh Pirates, j G-l and 11-6. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pel. 30 15 .667 .31 16 .660 .25 18 .571 .24 21 .533 New York 23 22 .511 Cincinnati n 26 .359 Pittsburgh 16 32 .333 Chicago H 29 .326 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L I'ct. New York 34 11 .756 G.H Cleveland Washington . Chicago .... Boston Philadelphia ...28 16 .036 ...21 22 .551 ...26 23 .531 ...25 23 .521 ..,21 28 .429 St. Louis 18 30 .388 Detroit 10 37 .213 SOUTHERN Birmingham .. Atlanta Memphis Little Rock ... Nashville New Orleans .. Mobile Chattanooga .. ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 35 24 .593 — 31 27 .534 3',;, 29 26 .527 4 28 26 .519 4',i 30 29 .508 5 . 28 30 .483 6',2 26 32 .448 8'/ 21 32 .382 12 yesterday's Results NATIONAL LKAGUE Milwaukee 6-5 Philadelphia 0-3 Brooklyn 10 St. Louis 1 Chicago 10-6 New York 5-2 (Second seven innings, darkness) Cincinnati 6-11 Pittsburgh 1-6 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 9-7 St. Louis 2-2 Cleveland 8-4 Philadelphia 4-3 Washington 16-1 Chicago 2-5 Boston 4 Detroit / 'l SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 12-6 Chattanooga 9-1 Nashville 8-2 Birmingham 4-3 Memphis 8 Mobile 3 New Orleans 3-13 Little Rock 2-9 (first 8 innings) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at New York—Sur- kont (7-1) vs Maglie (3-2j Cincinnati at Brooklyn—(night) Church (3-3) or Judson (0-1) vs Meyer (4-2) St.'Louis at Pittsburgh (night)— Mixell (5-2) vs LaPalme (3-4) or Friend (1-6) Chicago at Philadelphia—Minner (2-4) vs Miller (0-0) AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston at Detroit^—Crissom (2-4) s Carver (3-5) (Only game scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Little Rock Atlanta at Memphis (Only games scheduled) Luxora's Win Streak Stopped By Manila I.UXORA — The Luxora Tigers absorbed their first loss of the year here yesterday as Manila Jaycees beat the 12-8. Breezing along with a 6-1 lead, Tiger siclearmer Tuna Quails retired after five innings, and the Jaycees hopped on the offerings of two re- lef hurlers for 11 runs. Their big inning was the eighth when they scored six runs. The second Tiger pitcher, McHaf- fcy. received credit for the loss. J. T. Harris, Manila pitcher, led the hitters with five for six, including two booming triples. Every Manila player hit safely, as the Jaycees paraded 50 men to the plate, garnering 20 rits. Bill Rounsavall, Tiger firstbase- man, led the locals with three for five, Including a triple. LITTLE ATOM BOMB—What looks remarkably like smoke ring is actually a ring of sand around the ball as Byron Nelson blasts his way out of a trap. (N1EA) Sports Roundup — Milwaukee Never Had It so Good By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The most amazing baseball town n the country today, not excepting Milwaukee, is Crowley, ^a. pop. 12,700, a member of the class C Evangeline League lown in the Rice Belt. The citizens of Crowley seem not to lave been informed that minor league ball is going to hell. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Last season the Crowley Millers, winning their league title by five ames, drew 110,814 paid admis- ions. The year before, finishing ifth, they pulled in 100,595. In their ivst 21 home dates in the present ampaign they have drawn 36,820 ans. Last year's attendance indicates lat every inhabitant of Crowley, ncluding infants and the infirm, vatched the Millers perform bet- er than eight times. Having been alerted to the fact iat something extraordinary was oing on in the Cajun country, \ve sfced Dud Wilkins, sports editor of the Crowley Daily Signal, if he could explain the phenomenon of a community going crazy about class C baseball at a time when most higher minors are crying like stuck pigs. Dud has obliged, as follows: Local Stockholders "Many attribute the Millers' fine attendance records to the fact it is not a privately owned outfit, but one in which the fans themselves are the owners. Miller Baseball, Inc., Is a corporation in which there are some 400 stockholders composed of fans from all over the parish (county). The organization sold some $40,000 worth of stock at $25 per share. "After two seasons in the Gulf Coast League they entered the Evangelifte in '51 and finished fifth. They were in a fight for the top spot in the standing when their fine young center fielder, Andy Strong, was struck by lightning during a game at Alexandria and killed instantly. The Millers fal- tered after that. Last year they topped the league with an 81-59 record. Bi£ Prnmotion Job "The board of directors is composed of 21 men — doctors, lawyers, farmers, millers, merchants—who make the policy of the club. Their committees handle all of the club's business, Including player deals, with advice from their player- manager, Tony York. The only hired help besides the players and manager is a bookkeeper to keep them on the right side of Uncle Sam. "Miller officials do a fine job of promotion with auto giveaway nights, clowns, ladies nights, kids nights. In the latter, businessmen pay a cut-rate admission price for every school child who enters the park. Last time over 1,000 kids attended. With all this, the Crowley Millers roll alohg to another great season." Assignment; Little League Howard Has Brilliant Record as Relief Hurler By J. P. FRIEND The wise old sage who quipped something about "patience hath its rewards" could have had Ott Mullins and his youthful protege, Glynn Dale Howard, in, mind. In case you don't know, Ott is coach of the American Legion team of the Little League, and Glynn Dale plays first base regularly and pitches on occasion for the Legionnaires. The 12-year old son of Mr. and few days before Glynn Dale took the Mrs. Roland Howard of Yaibro, etched his name deeply In the first week records of the Little League last Thursday by fanning eight straight batters to protect a 10-6 Legion triumph over the Shrine Club. Ended Strinj Most spectators were not aware, but the consecutive strikeout just ended, rather than started at the 9th Street Park. In an exhibition game against Steele at Holland a Bathers Await Reaction Of CSL Teams HOT.SPRINGS, Ark. I/PI —.The Hot Springs Baseball Club apparently is waiting for reaction from seven other Cotton States League members before it attempts for the third time to play two Negro pitch- rs. TJndisputed authority to recall Jim and Leander Tugereon from Knoxville, Tenn. of the Class D Mountain States League came this week end from National Minor League Head George Trautman at Columbus. O. And Hot Springs officials said there is a possibility they will recall the two Negro righthanders but, that hae, yet, Glass to Bulbs Modern glassmaking machine? can convert a continuous ribbon of glass into 700 light bulbs a minute, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Discovery of a star only about one-third as large as the earth has been announced. This star, smallest known, is only 2500 miles across, is lut much larger than the moon, and is smaller thaa the smallest planet, Mercury. Virginia contains cemeteries. 17 national "no definite decision been reached." It seems that the other members of the Cotton States League would be broadminded enough to ask that -he Tugersons be re-recalled," said Lawyer Henry Britt and Secretary- Treasurer W. D. Roddenberry. But the seven other clubs—in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana— nave remained silent, on Trautman's decision that his office will not approve "any prohibition by any league against the employment of any player because o£ his race, color or creed." League President Al Haraway, who ordered Hot Springs to forfeit one game to Jackson, Miss., because Jim Tugerson was in the lineup, says he'll have a statement "in two or three days." IN THE" PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OP No. 2191 JACK WISER. DECEASED NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT AS ADMINISTRATRIX Last Known Address of Decedent: Leachville, Arkansas. Date of Death: April 21, 1953. The undersigned was appointed Administratrix of the estate of the above-name ddesedent on the 8 day of, June, 1953. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit In the estate. This notice first published 8th day of June. 1953. Irene Wiser, Administratrix of Estate of Jack Wiser, Deceased, c-o Taylor & Sudbury, Atorneys Borum Building Blytheville, Arkansas. mound In relief and proceeded to set down the last seven Steele batsmen. So, youthful Howard had quite a whiff string working—15 sttaight —before Jack Renfro, Shrine shortstop, grounded out to Hurley White, Legion shortstop. Mullins was quite elated over the performance of his youngsters, and particularly the showing of Howard. "Looks like the kid has 'arrived.' I have been working with him for some time, teaching him a few tricks I learned as a catcher for many years. I believe he is ready now to go against the Lions club, and they had better look out!" That means the season's first big drama will be unfolded Tuesday afternoon when Joe Bratcher, ace of the Lions, who had a sensational 12-1 record in the Midget league last season, will hook up with Glynn Dale in the anticipated pitchers battle. Joe worked the first four innings of the opener with Rotary Club and allowed only one hit. He rapped out three hits in as many official trips to the plate, whereas Howard posted a 3 for 4 plate chart against Billy Haney and the Shrine Club, Thursday. Glynn Dale blasted a home run in the Steele contest. Weighing: only 85 pounds, the Yarbro youngster nurses a burning: desire to become an athlete. He went out for football at Sudbury but didn't make the grade because he was "too small". That disappointment gave him an even greater desire to become a baseball player where size isn't as important. ' , His parents says he eats, sleeps and dreams of baseball all the time; is constantly striving to improve himself, especially as a hitter. An older brother. Roland Lynn, is quite a.slugger and earned the monicker, "Yarbro Babe Ruth," because of his potent bat. Unlike many of the youngsters who are competing in the Little League, Glynn Dale has seen a major league game. He saw the Cardinals play in St. Louis, and he liked what he saw. To add to his thrills of the first big league treat, Stan (The Man) Musial put on a show that day. so you know who is Glyna Dale's idol. MADE THE OLD-TIME SOUR MASH WAY YOU'LL LIKE THE FLAVOR 1 rfirDIlO 5 " 1 *"" AISO 100 moot U BOTTLED IN BOND YELLOWSTONE, INC., LOUISVILLE, KY. Dyeing Banned By law, kippers may be cured only by the use of salt nnd smoke on the Isle of Man, which bans the use of dyeing practiced in England for years. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, June 8 8:15 p.m. LADY WRESTLERS Miss Cora Combs vs. Miss Dunna Marie Deckman 1 Hour Time Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60c—Children 15t EXTRA! Lester Welch vs. Eddie Malone 90 Minute Time Limit (f an "DEE" "The Man Who Am y t Mad at Nobody JUST WANTS TO ANNOUNCE THAT HE IS NOW SELLING AUTO INSURANCE AT THE LOWEST COST! IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST COMPANY! j CLAIMS ADJUSTED ON DAY PRESENTED DEE" Beat the Deadline of the New Auto Liability Law! See, him Now! UNITED INSURANCE E Rome Office Building World's I.nrprst Insurance Co. IOC) So. 1st St. aj/<?j/ Ljrowiny _Xk Write or Phone 6812 A. F. "DEE" DIETRICH, Manager Blylhcville. Ark. Attention: FARMERS and TOWN Folks: You can really save money — both on Auto and Fire Insurance. Don't Wait SEE US NOW Tomorrow may he too late. Suppose you have a fire tonite

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