The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1956 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 26, 1956
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PAGE TEW BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1958 Stingy Haddix Only Gives Up Two Hits Cards Climb over Chicago To Third; Pirates Tip Phils By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A pair of little lefthanded pitching veterans trying to regain their winning form for the Kansas City Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals pondered today how much difference one game makes. Bobby Shantz. 30-year-old for-* mer star of the A's staff, won his first game this season but lasted only four innings and allowed four runs as the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City, 5-2. Harvey (The Kitten) Haddix, battered in his first start by Cincinnati although not the losing pitcher, was nfcar-perfect with a two-hit 6-0 shutout over the Chicago Cubs. Shantz suffered a pulled back muscle in the fourth inning. A sore arm had hampered the 5-ioot 6-inch little lefty ever since his great 24-7 season of 1952 but seemed to have left him this season. Haddix, also 30, tailed off to a 12-16 record last season afto- winning 18 games in 1954 and 20 in 1953. His Impressive Job was the first complete game this season by a member of the erratic Cardinal pitching: staff and boosted the Redbirds past "Chicago into third place, only a half game from the top. Bip Eepulski and Wally Moon had two hits each and Itapulski and Stan Muslal two BBIs each. St. Louis was held under 10 hits for the first time in eight games this season but.made them count by taking advantage of early wildness by Sam Jones, Cub starter. Hard-firing lefthander Herb .Score struck out eight and gave up only five hits in getting his iirst victory of the season for Cleveland. Hec Lopez got threi hits for the A's and Vic Wertz four for the Indians. Rookie Rocky Colivlto gave Score s> cushion with a two-run homer in the first inning. Al Rosen's homer led off the fourth and Wertz did the same In the ninth off Tom 'Gorman.. Bill Henna's double and ,Joe Ginsberg's sacrifice fly drove In the Kansas City runs. Caruthersville Cinder-ellas Cop County Tigers Amass 125 7-8 Points; Hayti Second School's First Owl Baseball Contest Tonight at Luxora First night baseball game In the history of Luxora High School will be played here tonight when the Panthers host a team from West Memphis on the school athletic field. Luxora Coach Hcrshel Brewer has named hard-throwing four- Ictterman Billy Looney as his probable starting pitcher. Two Pee Wee teams from Luxora and Victoria opening the night's action In a contest starting at 6 o'clock. Scnlor'HIffh main attraction begins at 8. The lightly regarded Pittsburgh Pirates, with little or no fanfare, are quietly developing a one-two punch that compares favorably with any two bacfc-to-back hitters In the major leagues. It is much too early to refer to them as a "devastating duo," but during the Pirates' first seven games, Dale Long and Frank Thomas have done nil that could be expected place hitter; of third-and -and more. fourth- Only, tho New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle-Yogi Berra combination has shown more power this season. The only other pair of sluggers who clearly outrank the Long-Thomas offensive are Brooklyn's Duke Snider and Roy Campanella. Snider, however, has not yet hit his true stride. Pittsburgh^ an overwhelming preseason choice to finish in the National League basement, has been the early season surprise, winning three of its seven games. Long and Thomas have been the dominating factors in all three triumphs. Thomas rapped two singles last night, one of which drove in the run in the seventh inning that gave the Pirates a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. He also scored once. Long slammed two doubles and a single, batted in two, runs and scored twice. Long is j now hitting at a .429 clip, Thomasi .346. j The Dodgers whipped the Giants 7-2 last night to tnkc sole possession of first place In the National for the first time this season .Carl Erskine pitched the Brooks to their fourth consecutive victory with a seven-hitter. St. Louis walloped the Chicago Cubs 6*0 to climb into third place behind the two-hit pitching of Harvey Haddix. Rain washed out the game between Cincinnati and the Braves. In the American, (he New York District 3B Track Meet Tomorrow WILSON — Only six teami have entered the senior division District 3B track meet to be held here tomorrow. The annual affair itarts at 9 o'clock In the morninjr, Senior ten mi are Osceola, defending champion, Wilson, Earlc, Luxora, Marion and IVIonutte. Squads from Osceola, Wilson, Earlc, Luxom, Marion and Shawnee will represent their Bchools In the Junior division. Ex-Southern L/mp Dies NASHVILLE, Term. W1 — Paul H. Blackard, 53, former chief umpire of the Southern Association died at ils home here yesterday after a nenrt attack. Since his retirement from baseball In 1949, Blackard had been a superintendent for a contracting firm. Yankees, made It seven victories in eight starts by vanquishing the Baltimore Orioles 4-2, The victory gave the defending: champions a 11,2-game lead over runner-up Chicago. The White Sox nnd Detroit had a day off. Washington, another team play- Ing a better brand of baseball than expected, upset the Boston Red Sox 4-1 at Fenway Park for Its 'ourth victory in nine starts. Pedro Ramos handcuffed the Red Sox with three hits. Ex-Washing ton right-hander Bob Porterfield was the loser. Herb Score pitched the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 victory over Kansas City, yielding five hits and striking out eight for his first triumph. Home runs by rookie Rocky Cilavito, Al Rosen and Vic WerUsj eased the way. Bobby Shantz wns the victim of all .but Wertz's blast. The Dodgers bombarded starter j Jim Hearn and three Giant relief- ers for 13 hits, fielded spectacularly nnd ran the bases In dashing style. Gil Hodges walloped a home run, double and single, Pee Wee Reese distinguished himself at shortstop with 11 chances, several of them difficult, ones, and Jackie Robin.son stole home. NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet Behind Brooklyn 5 2 .714 Milwaukee 4 a .667 >/ 2 St. Liuis 6 3 .625 '/ 2 Cl'iicago 3 3 .500 l'/ 2 Philadelphia ..3 4 .420 2 New York 3 4 .429 2 Pittsburgh 3 4 .429 2 Cincinnati 1 5 .167 3'/ 3 Thursday's Schedule Brooklyn at New York — Craig (1-0) vs Worthington (0-1) (N) only game scheduled Wednesday's Results Brooklyn 7, New York 2 St. Louis 0, Chicago 0 Pittsburgh 6. Philadelphia 5 Cincinnati at Milwaukee, postponed, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet Behind New York 7 1 .875 Chicago 4 1 .800 H Washington ... 4 5 .444 3 1 ' Kansas City 3 4 .420 3tt Boston 3 4 ,428 3\' Detroit 3 4 .429 3'i Cleveland 3 4 .423 V/ 2 Baltimore 2 fl .250 6 Thursday's Schedule New York at Baltimore—Byrne (1-0) vs Wilson (1-0) Washing!on at Bos!on — Brodowski (0-1) vs Brewer M-0> Cleveland at Kansas City—Wynn (1-0) vs KreUow (0-0) Only games scheduled Wcdnesdny's Results New York 4, Baltimore 2 Washington 4, Boston 1 Cleveland 5, Kansas City 2 Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Master Your Gome ... No. 9 100% Authority By JACKIE BURKE Master of the Masters Written for NEA Scrvic Average golfers invariably err by tirely too heavy. This requires that they bring useless muscles into play in order to handle the club with the dexer- ity of better players. Even worse, they tighten the grip on the club in nn effort to command it the way they mlstaklngly think a club should be handled. While the average golfer may secretly prefer a woman's club, out or vanity he persists in using clubs better suited to a lumberjack. Unless lie plays a great deal, he should cnocse clubs that are lighter than standard. The grips should be imall enough so thai he can maintain 100 per cent authority over them with the (Infers. Hands vary " much In site u feet. For material, I prefer the rubber all-weather grip. The shaft of my driver Is medium stiff, has a err by choosing clubs en Memphis Birmingham Mobile Athmta New Orleans Chnttanoofia N'fishville Ullle Hock Pet. .615 .615 .571 .533 .500 .357 .333 By SONNT SANDERS Courier News Correspondent HAYTI — Pemiscot County's champions, the Caruthersville Tigers, won the county track and field meet here Tuesday night with 125 7/8 points. Second place Haytl had 39 5/8 points. Wardell was third with 36 3/8 and Bteele got fourth with 35%. Other teams and their points: Deering 12. Bragg City 8, Cooter 5 and Braggadocio 4. Three new records were set and one record was tied at the meet. Caruthersvllle's Jim Leslie tied the record of 10 seconds for the 100 yard dash. And Leslie set a new record of 52.5 seconds for the 440 yard dash. Lee Bennett Jone* of Caruthersville set two new records. He ran the 120 yard high hurdle* In 15.6 seconds and the 180 yard low hurdles in 21.3 seconds. Leslie was high point man by racking up 2Q. Caruthersville's Jones and Morris Patterson tied for second with 18 each. The summary: 100 dash—Leslie, Clayton, Hollowell. all of Caruthersvllle; Dickinson, Steele; Cro«, Deering. 10 seconds. 220 dash—Leslie, Edgerton, Hollowell, all of Caruthersvllle; Crabtree, Wardell; .Shlrey, Haytl. 23.3 seconds. 440 dash — Leslie, Bartholomew, Streetc, all of Carutheravllle; Noggle, Haytl; Dickenson, Bteele. 62.5 seconds. 80 run — Patterson, Caruthers- vllle; Phillips, Cooter; McCoy, Caruthersville; Graham, Wardell; Crane, Braggadocio. 2 minutes 11.9 seconds. Mile run—Patterson, McCoy, both of Cnruthersvllle; Scott, Deering; McCollom, Steele; Rogen, Hayti. 4 minutes 55.2 seconds. 120 high hurdles—Jones, Caruthersville; Sides, Huffman, both ol Haytt; Ivy, Steele; Tate, Caruthers- j ville. 15.6 seconds. 180 low hurdles — Jones, Cook, both of Caruthersvllle; Dockery, Huffman, both of Hayti; Coppage, Braggadocio. 21.3 seconds. 880 relay—Caruthersville . (Cook, Clayton, Hollowell, Edgerton), Steele, Hnytl, Wardell, Deering. 1 minute 38 seconds. Mile relay — Caruthersvllle (Bartholomew, Jones, Cook. Pat tarson), Hatyi, Steele, Braggadocio, Deering. 3 minutes 48.4 seconds. Broad Jump — Hatley, Wardell;, Leslie, Clayton, both of Caruthersville; Waller, Steele; tie for fifth between Grew of Wardell and Streete of Caruthersville. 19 feet 5\ 2 inches. Discus — Deberry, Spence, both of Steele; Lance, Deering; Eubanks, Hayti; Surge, Caruthera- ville. 118 feet yy a Inches. Shot put — Hatley, Fisher, both of Wardell; Sebree, Deering; King, Hayti; Spence, Steele. 39 feet 9ft inches. Pole vault — Tie for first between Williams, Wardell, and Noggle, Hayti; Hlnton, Grooms, both of Caruthersville; Hatley, Wardell. 10 feet, 1 inch. High jump — Frets, Bragg City; eight-way tie for second: Clayton, Caruthersville; Shlrey, Burns. Sides, Hayti; Crews, Robinson, Ivy. 3teele; Williams, Wardell. 5 feet 8 ,nches. Memphis Skyrocket Fizzles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While most fans have been marveling at Memphis' skyrocket start in the Southern Association pennant race, Mobile's Bears have executed an abrupt about-face and now are making motiojis like a championship contender. J o Jo White's Bruins lost five of their first seven games and just a week ago were in a 3- way tie for the bottom spot in the standings. Since then they have won six of seven and have zoomed Into third place, just 314 games off Memphis' pace. .The Chicks' amazing fast break was sidetracked last night by Atlanta when former Memphis star Sammy Meeks slammed a 2-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Crackers a 5-4 victory. The loss ended Memphis' 7-game winning streak. Mobile, meanwhile, was taking Its third straight from Chattanooga, 7-6 In 11 Innings, Birmingham edged Little Rook 3-2 «nd New Orleans, nipped Nashville 6-5 in 10 innings. Happy New Face The Bears riddled two Lookout pitchers for 19 hits,' Including a home run by Bob Van Eman which tied It at 4-4 in the seventh. Van Eman Just Joined Mobile from the Texts League. The Bears got three runs in the top of the llth, Ted Bartz scoring the final one, and they needed them DOWNHILL — A sail-billowing wind makes the Complex n, foreground, and Saga n look like one crossing the finish line in a 5,5- meter class race for the Prince of Wales Cup on Great Sound, off Hamilton, Bermuda. in the home half. Jess Levan got his third homer as the Looks came back with two| of the year, an in-the-park blast, and Jack Parks clouted a double and triple for Chattanooga. O'Connell No Longer Brooding MILWAUKEE (AP) — Danny O'Connell and Fred Haney are together again — this time with the Milwaukee Braves — and it shows, especially on O'Connell. The 27-year-old second baseman from Paterson, N. J., seems to have regained the confidence he had with Haney's Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953 when the Braves parted with six players and $75,000 for his services. True, he's batting only around .250, but neither Haney, now a Brave coach, nor Manager Charlie Grimm and least of all O'Connell is worried. They all figure he'll pick up an extra 40 or 50 points. Renewed Faith The big factor Is his renewed falther in himself, both in the field and as the Braves' new leadoff batter. He began brooding last year and finished the season with an anemic .225 batting average. That's 69 points below the .294 he had under Haney in 1953. It also was well below the .279 he hit In 1954, his first at County Stadium. O'Connell credits Haney with his new outlook, "He talked with me plenty during spring training," Danny said, "and he worked on my confidence and pride. John Powers' 10th inning homer in the third. —his second of the night—decided things in New Orleans' favor. The Pel slugger's other 4-bagger cam* Vesterday's Results Atlanta 5. Memphis 4 i Mobile 7, Chattanooga 6 (11 in . nmtrs) ! Birmingham 3. Little Rock 2 I New Orleans 6, Nashville I innings) ' Games Today Little Rock at Birmingham Memphis at Atlanta Mobile at Chattanooga New Orleans nt Nashville International League Buffalo 3, Richmond 0 Miami 6, Toronto 2 Montreal 6, Havana 3 Rochester at Columbus postponed American Assn. Omaha 6, Louisville 5 (12 innings ) Minneapolis 9, Wichita 8 (10 innings) Denver 11, Charleston 3 St. Paul 9, Indianapolis 7 Sain Hits Double: Twins WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. l.fl Johnny Sain, the former major league pitcher, is the father of twins. The children were born to Mrs Sain Tuesday night. A boy and a girl, they have been named Randy and Rhonda. Sain, now retired from baseball, 15 ' operates an automobile agency (10 ihere. I Thorpe's Brother Dies SHAWNEE. Okla. i/pi — Frank Thorpe, retired farmer and brother of the late Jim Thorpe, famed Oklahoma Indian athlete, died yesterday in a Shawnee hospital. He was 79. Texas League Oklahoma City 9, Dallas 8 Tulsa 9, Fort Worth 7 Austin 4, Houston 3 San Antonio 9, Shreveport I Western League Des Molnes 5, Lincoln 4 Amarillo (6. Albuquerque 1 Pueblo 9. Colorado Springs Sioux City 8. Topcka 1 D-l swing weight. Yours should be no stronger. The T-shaft is designed specifically ofr the needs of the majority. I prefer a mnllct-hcad putter for slow greens, a blade for fast. . I do not follow the line of thought that changing putters will harm your stroke. A player with a good stroke can putt with anything from a mop to a toothpick, NEXT: Shoulder stroke It secret to consistent pulling. I WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Main Phnn« ,1-3122 CELEBRATION We at" Phillips Motor Co. set out to break all sales records during April! (j Now-Now-Now We Will Give You An April Celebration Deal on a New Car or Truck NOW ON SALE New Fairlane Town Sedan \ New Fairlane Club Sedan New Fairlane or Custom Victoria 2-Dr. or 4-Dr. Hard Tops New Mainline V-8 or 6-Cylinder 2-Dr. or 4-Dr. Now you can enjoy a drive in a 1956 Ford Car. Which in 1956 won the 3 most outstanding awards. National Awards for performance, The Motor Trend Award for Safety, The Most Outstanding Award for Economy. We can sell you a 1956 Ford for as little as $$$$$. . . Well, the price is so low that the factory will not permit us to print it. . . But come in and let us show you. Seeing is Believing. ... Phillips Motor Co. Northeastern Ark. Largest Ford Dealer Has Been Set Up to Sell New Ford Cars and Trucks on a Volume Basis and Is Now a Direct Factory Representative Open Till 9 p.m. Daily Phillips Motor Co. Broadway & Chickasawba "Your FORD Dealer" Phone POp.lar 3-4553

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