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FRIDAY, TONE 12, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUNTER NEWS PAGE SEVEH Braves in Good Spot To Widen Narrow Gap By BEN PHLEUAK AP Sports Writer Milwaukee's battling Braves open the season's first six games series tonight in Pitts- >urgh with a good chance of putting a little daylight between themselves and the onrushing Brooklyn Dodgers. The Braves, nearing the end of a profitable road trip on which they have won 11 out real players hardly can be chal- 16, hold a 2-0 season's edge over the sevtn th place Pirates. Script Unchanged In Hogans Open' By HUGH FTOLERTON JR. OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — They called it 'Hogan's.Open' efore it started — this 53rd United States Open Golf Cham- ionship — and the script is unchanged. It was Ben Hogan and the awe-inspiring 0 a k m o n t Bourse in the forecasts. Today it was Hogan in the lead — togan against the field. And Oakmont still dared all but ie great golfers to challenge par on its wide-stretched ainvays and big, wavy greens. Hogan's place among golf's , lenged after his performance yesterday. The record first day crowd Of 8,000 showed little surprise when the unsmiling, chain-smoking Texan methodically fashioned one of the finest rounds ever played over the famous course in the hills bordering the Allegheny River. The score of 33-34—67 was five strokes under Oakmont's par of 37-35—72 and one over the record established by Jimmy Clark in Wednesday's qualifying round. That score put Hogan three strokes ahead of his closest pursuers in the field of 157. Among the tournament toughened stars who had been expected to challenge him, the scores ran like this: Jimmy Demaret 71, Sam Snead 72, Lloyd Mangrum and Marty Purgol 73, Doug Ford, Johnny BuIIa and Fred Hnas 74, defending champion Julius Boros and PGA champion Jim Turnesa 75, Gary Middlecoff and Jackie Burke 76 and Bobby Locke and Lew Worsham way up at 78. • Closest to Ben after the first day were three players who never fig ured ' ' BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. ilwaukee 33 16 .673 — rooklyn 34 17 hiladelphia 28 18 . Louis 27 ncinnatl 18 ttsburgh 17 hicago 22 29 35 14 33 .667 .609 3'f .551 6 .383 14 .327 17!; .298 18 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. 37 11 17 29 24 28 24 2T 25 23 29 19 34 ew York . eveland 30 ston ashington licago — liladelphia Louis ... troit 11 40 .771 — .638 6'/2 .547 10'/ 2 .538 11 .519 12, .442 16 358 20i/ 2 .216 271/2 SOUTHERN rmingham .. emphis shville ...„. tie Rock .... anta w Orleans .. bile lattanooga ... ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 37 25 .597 . 32 . 34 . 29 . 31 . 29 26 23 .552 .540 .509 .608 .475 .419 .397 esterday s Results NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 3 Milwaukee 1 Irooklyn 9 Cincinnati 6 t. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 3 Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6 Detroit 3 Washington 2 Cleveland 1 "hiladelphia 6 Chicago 5 Boston 7 St. Louis 0 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION hattanooga 7 New Orleans 6 Birmingham at Little Bock, posted, rain tlanta at Memphis, postponed, n ashville 8-9 Mobile S-J day's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE I St. Louis at New York — Staley (7-2) vs. Maglie (3-3) or Koslo (0-5) Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (2. twi- night) — Surkont (7-1) and Antonelli (6-1) vs. Schultz (0-1) and Dickson 4-6) Chicago at Brooklyn—Gown (2-1) /s. Meyer (4-3) Cincinnati at Philadelphia—Colum (0-1) or Perkowski (1-5) /s. Bidzik (3-1) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Cleveland—Pord !6-0) vs. Wynn (5-3) Washington at Detroit—Marrero :5-3) vs. Marlowe (0-4) Philadelphia at St. Louis—Schelb :i-4) vs. BIyzka (1-3) Boston at Chicago—Brown (4-2) fs. Rogovin (2-7) n the advance dope and who aren't likely to stay up there long. They were George Pazio of Clcmenton, N. J., another wiry little man, 41 years old, who hit his peak when he tied Ben at Merion in 1950 and >>st out in a playoff; Walter Buvkemo, age 34, of Franklin, Mich.l whose best tournament performance was finalist against Snead in the 1951 PGA championship, and amateur Prank Souchak, 38, a former Pitt and Steelers football star. They all had 70's during a day which saw Oakmont's par damaged more severely than ever be- 'ore in a major medal-play tournament. Tied with Demaret, the three- ime Masters champion, at 71 was Bill Ogden, a bespectacled 27-year- old assistant pro from Glenview, 111. In the par 72 bracket with Snead were Jay Hebert of Erie, Pa., and wo more little guys, Jerry Barber of La Granada, Calif., and Lou Barbaro of Deal, N. J. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Little Rock Mobile at Nashville Atlanta at Memphis New Orleans at Chattanooga "hilley Is 70-Year Man PHILADELPHIA Wl — Dave •hilley, outfielder for the Phila- lelphia Athletics, became the first imerican League player this sea- on to reac hthe 10-year mark, 'hilley did it on May 15. Al Za- illa, Boston Red Sox outfielder, \ scheduled to attain that rating d June 23. TV and RADIO SERVICE Ivons and Small Appliances Repaired Sonny Mathis ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. tM W. Main Ph. 2071 Only 6ix percentage points separate Charley Grimm's men from the pesky Dodgers whose weekend opposition isn't exactly terrifying either. Brooklyn plays last place Chicago four times. The Dodgers have split a previous pair with the Cubs. When It comes to pitching the Braves are probably the best equipped of any National League team for a six game series, even when it includes two doubleheaders in three days. They have seven hurlers who have won in starting roles and all seven will be available against the Pirates. Max Surkont, who's won seven, and Johnny Antonelli, a six game winner, start it off for Milwaukee in tonight's twin bill. The big American League series starting tonight Is at Cleveland where the Now York Yankees lace the Indians in the first of four. The Yanks won their 14th in row yesterday, 6-3, at Detroit. Cleveland lost for the first time in eight games, 2-1, to Washington. Philadelphia edged Chicago, 6-5, and Boston ran the St. Louis Browns' losing streak to 10 with a 7-0 decision. In the National League Brooklyn made it three straight over Cincinnati, 9-6. New York snapped a five- game Milwaukee spree, 3-1, on three home runs. St. Louis'got only Jour hits but beat Pittsburgh. 5-3, Philadelphia and Chicago had an open date. The high flying Yankees now lead Cleveland by 6!4 games — their greatest first place margin in the live years Casey Stengel has managed them. Home runs by Gene Woodling. Mickey Mantle and. Irv Noren settled all doubts as to the outcome of the game in Detroit. Walt Masterson stopped the Indians on three singles. Ed Fitzgerald drove in the winning runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh. Dodgers Come From Behind Gus Zernial, the leading home run slugger in the American League, hit a pair at Chicago, raising his total to 15. But it took a bases-empty blast by Eddie Robinson in the ninth inning to give Philadelphia the victory. Willard Nixon of the Red Sox pitched perfect ball against the Browns until Virgil Trucks doubled with two out in the sixth. St. Louis got only three other hits, all singles Trailing 6-3 the Dodgers finally caught up with Bud Podbielan in the eighth inning at Brooklyn pounding him for six runs before Rogers Hornsby yanked him. Pod- bielan allowed 17 hits. The big blows n the rally were home runs by Gil Hodges with the bases empty and Junior Gilliam. with two on. Jim Wilson of the Braves threw three home run balls at the Polo THE TRUE DERBY TEST OF THE CHAMPION—Alfred Gwynn* Vanderbilt's Native Danctr gets the chanc* to remove my lingerlnc doubt about his three-year-old greatness In the mile-anl-a-luU and $100,000 Belmont Stakes before 50,000 people, June 13. (NBA) Sports Roundup— Par lor Matchmakers Did Nifty Job Setting Up Carter, Araujo Bout By GA5TLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The great unseen audience which runs the fight game these days between hasty shaves and sips of nourishing beer has come up with that should be a real good number tonight — the 15-round lightweight championship bout between Jimmy Carter, the durable titleholder, and George Araujo, a fast-stepping 22-year-old from Providence, R. I. The parlor promoters may take full credit for having done a neat bit of matchmaking, since Carter was notably unenthusiastic about, into risking his crown by the adroit taking on the unbeaten young challenger and was more or less euchred Brownies Lose Tenth Straight; Cards Beat Lindell with Four Hits By The Associated Press For five and two-thirds innings last night it looked, as ;hough the St. Louis Browns might have a no-hitter slapped on them as well as their 10th straight loss. irounds—one each to Monte Irvin, Whitey Lockman and Hank Thompon. The Cardinals got a lot of mileage out of four hits at Pittsburgh. They scored three runs on Just one safety—a single by Ray Jablonski following four walks. NCING GHTLY! Wonderful Newly Installed Hardwood Dance Floor FOR RESERVATIONS PHONE HOLLAND 3241 or 9411 Sandwiches and Short Orders COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton Completely Air Conditioned Motel for Tourists HUBERTSCLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! Highway 61 Hubert Utley Holland, Mo. Then with two out in the sixth Brownie hurler Virgil Trucks got the first safety off Willard Nixon but the Boston Red Sox still took a 7-0 decision to make this the longest losing streak of the season for the St., Louisans. Bobby Young, Billy Hunter and Dick Kokos each got the idea of the game and hit singles In the seventh, eighth and ninth respectively but all were left stranded. The Browns had no other base runners. Of the first 17 St. Louisans to face Nixon, only three could get the ball out of the infield. Dick Gernert Jed the nine-hit Boston attack with tnree blows, one a double in the seventh driving in two runs. The Browns erred in the third and fourth Innings and each time the Red Sox picked up two runs. In an afternoon game at Pittsburgh, the Cardinals made it three out of four over the Pirates, handing Johnny Lindell a 5-2 defeat on just four hits. Lindell walked the bases full in the fifth—with none out—and an outfield fly broke a 2-2 deadlock. He then passed Peanuts Lowrey to again fill the sacks and Bay i carter snid yes in a hurry and went use of IQVRC piles of television money. It was like this: No Profit In nearly two years as champion, since he had stopped worn-out Ike Williams in the 14th round on May 25, 1951, Carter hadn't made enough money out of the title to even get a call from an Income tax beagle. He wasn't on relief, but he didn't have a convertible either. And then, out of a beautifully clear sky, he was offered something like $50.000 (o fight a soft touch named Tommy Collins on a national hook-up. It, wits such a payday as to make Carter's mouth water, such a windfall nfi could not have been conceived in the old pre-television days. But the sitting room customers demanded it, believing as they did that Collins was hot stuff, and the heeded their clear call. Jablonski smacked out a single to drive In two more runs. The Cards picked up two runs in the first—both unearned—when Lindell fanned Red Schoentiicnst, who should have been the second out, but catcher Mike Sandlock dropped the third strike and Schoendienst was safe at first as Preston ward dropped Sandlock'B throw. Stan Muslal followed with a walk and Enos Slaughter doubled Schoendienst home. Lowrey reached first on Dick Cole's error to load the sacks. Jablonski singled to score Muslal. Dick Smith tripled home both Pirate tallies in the third. Stu Miller received credit for the win, his first of the year against two losses, although needing help from Al Brazle and Hal White. Jimmy Stout, 39-year-old jockey, has led the Monmouth riders four different times — in 1948. 1050. 1951 and 1952. on a shopping spree in anticipation, but then a slight hitch set in, Forced to Meet Araujo Neither (.he National Boxing Association nor the New York State Commission liked the idea of the Boston bout. They realized it was a mitmatch, and felt that if anybody should he setting a shot at Caster's title it was young Araujo. They said they would refuse to sanction the scrap unless Carter signed to meet Araujo here in his next title defense. So Carter was mousetrappcd. and that, kiddies, is how you happened to see the champion In the act of knocking Collins down 10 times on that memorable ni^ht, nnd also why yoi. will see him fighting a genuine challenger tonight. Tt is possible that the end will jostlfy the means, even though it was hard on Collins at the time. SUNDAY and every Sunday! BLYTHEVILLE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials - - - 1 p.m. Races Start 9 - • 2:30 p.m. THRILLS GALORE! -NOTICE- New Low Admission Price ADULTS -75* CHILDREN-35* Assignment: Little League Little Leaguers Put Skeptics in Place By J. P. FRIEND One of the several assignments entrusted to the Commission of the Little League before the season got under way was the matter of selecting the player who typified the highest example of sportsmanship during the race. Every member of the governing body is on the judging group to observe the youngsters under fire of competition and make their recommendations at the end of the season. The player selected will be given an autographed baseball, and possibly an appropriate scroll setting out his achievement. At the time decision was made to include this significant citation in the list of awards not too much thovght was given to it and its Involvements. It looked like more of less routine, for normally out of a large group of boys there is at least one who stands out like a beacon on a stormy night. And herein lies the trouble. There are a lot of "beacons" who already have shown certain characteristics which thn committee will be looking for when making th* final choice — about a 100, or more; the number of youngsters in th* league. They are all strong candidates. Choosing one U going to b* very difficult. It hasn't taken the full two weeks to discover that participating in this worthwhile community project are some of the best behaved youngsters I have ever been around. They are orderly, mannerly, courteous, and appear to have a sense of fair-play. It is "yes, sir," or "no, sir," or "may I?" instead of the usual "naw," "yen," "huh?", or "I want to" exclamations or conversation between the youngsters and coaches. Those in charge of the teams, every one of them, have the situation well under control and are doing a fine job. The parents should consider themselves fortunate to have the high types of men in charge of their youth. Even with this extra fine quality of courtesy and sportsmanship in practically all, there are several youngsters who have been mor* dynamic than others. I have been especially impressed with younf Doug Dorris, son of Mrs. Ted Green, of the American Legion team. He has a very fine spirit that has asserted Itself even under difficult and trying circumstances. To begin with, he was the starting pitcher for the Legion. He opened the season on the mound against the Shrine Club but ran Into trouble during the fourth inning when the Shriners got to him for lour runs and pulled to within two runs of a tie. Manager Ott Mullins had him exchange places with Glynn Dale Howard at first and history was made. The Yarbro lefty proceeded to mow down eight straight batters and nail down the 10-8 victory — Don-is' triumph. That apparently scaled Dorris' doom as a pitcher, for Howard faced the tough Lions Club In the second game, and Dorris wa» at first bat*. The Lions Club beat Howard and the Legion, 5-0, but it wa> not th* smooth working southpaw's fault. Not a run was earned. I couldn't help but notice that Dorris' attitude did not suffer on* bit. There was no apparent resentment or bitterness. In fact, he actually seemed glad to be on first and support Glynn Dale, who turned In such magnificent performances. He hustled all the way, kept up a constant line of chatter, and was one of the first to put his arm around Howard's shoulder utter the game and tell him that It 'wasn't you! fault; we let you down." It is the spirit of Doug Dorris, and many, many more like him In the Little League, that makes me extremely proud of our youth. II they are going to the dogs, as some skeptics would have you bellev*, then reserve a seat for me, I want to go with them. New Hunting Rig Hat Everything SAGINAW, Mich. «P)—Sportsmen who go on long hunting or fishing trips will welcome a new trailer- type car — the Safari. 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