The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1956 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 27, 1956
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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE MINI The View from Here FRIDAY AFTERNOON ROUNDUP: University of Arkansas moves two games closer to the end of its first winning baseball season in five years Saturday when the Razor- backs'take the field against the Redmen of NE Oklahoma in a twinbill. With a current 12-4 record they complete their season next Friday and Saturday in St. Louis against Washington University ... and it might wind up as the best baseball record in Arkansas history. These are some of the past season rec.ords: .1908.— 18-5; 1811 — 19-5; 1914 — 14-5. Top postwar season under present coach Bill Ferrell, says the record book, was 10-7 in 1951. Ferrell piled thick layers of praise on his club after Tuesday's twin wins over SE Oklahoma. He flashed the spotlight mainly on the pitching staff. Hurling was thought to be the team's weak point when it was discovered just before the season began that Charlie Bogan 'was Ineligible. 'Bogan, by the way, is now pitching- for the Shreveport Sports in the Tens (AA) League. "1 figured we'd work our thin relief staff to death," Ferrell said. Blytheville boy Jan Rayder is the Porkers' chief fireman. He's still the only undefeated mounds- man on the team. "As H ta," Ferrell said, "Jan hain't had much of an opportunity . . . and I've been using- my other reliefer Bed Childrest In right field." Good pitching, combined with some taut defensive work has come to the assistance of a mild batting slump in recent games. Shortstop-catcher Joe Kresch- mar, for instance, has slumped oM te .401. Keiser'a flashy Bobby Dixon is providing the Razorbacks' track team with some long-overdue sprint 'strength . . . according to his two most recent clockings. A member of the freshman squad which has twice defeated the Oklahoma Aggies this year, he whizzed along to a new century time for Arkansas frosh with a 9.8 in the Arkansas Relays. And racing against the wind Tuesday in an Aggie-Hog dual meet he was clocked at 8.8. • • • Oak Grove Race & Steeplechase Association holds a meet tomorrow in Germantown, Tenn. In case you're interested in attending but are worried because of possible bad weather, the meet' will not be postponed because of •rain. A hunt race meeting, unlike a horse show, harness or sometimes a fait race, Is never cancelled because of the weather. Unless the course becomes so flooded that the horses have to swim. * • • Blytheville Junior High Coach John Koldus is having more than a modicum of trouble scheduling football games tor his Papooses next fall. These schools are already lined up: Osceola (home), W. Memphis (away), Whitehaven, Tenn. (home), and Jackson, Tenn. (away). Koldus is looking for at least four more games. He'd like nine altogether but feelers far and wide have been either nose- thumbed or thumbed down. Think word leaked out that the Papooses are really Chickasaws in disguise? As you already know (or at least as you know now), British Columbia law forbids baseball or any other public entertainment on Sunday. So the thought has been kicking around with some baseball people that perhaps Brick Laws, owner of the new Vancouver Mounties (formerly Oakland Oaks) "might start his Pacific Coast League- games one minute after 1 midnight. Figuring that since some people stand in line at movie houses at that hour they might do the same for baseball games. Laws moved his club up the Coast when attendance in Oakland took a huge swandive last season. So the battle between minor league baseball and the televising 'of major league games (and just plain little ole television) still goes on. How would you like to be the owner of a minor league club and face this: The Brooklyn Dodgers this year broadcast all home and road games. All home games are televised. In addition, 25 road games are also televised. • * * Think Bob Feller of ihe Cleveland Indians was unhappy to see Philadelphia's Athletics moved to Kansas City? You bet he was. Rapid Robert defeated the A's 46 times 'during his career and only lost to them on 14 occasions. Last year his only action agaisnt the Kansas City outfit was a loss. • » • Before each game of the World Series in the old days, the umpire was allowed two new baseballs. Now it's up to sixty. In those days the home team had the choice of the ball to be used and there was no uniform size, weight or structure. Shrewd managers would use. either a "dead" or "fast" ball depending on the type team they were playing. Before baseballs became standardized there were all kinds of experiments. One fella in the city of Boston invented a haseball which actually sounded a gong when it was hit by a bat or caught by a* player. A circular, hollow bell . . . furnished with a clapper . . . was used as a center. The yarn was then wound around it. A double play sounded like an alarm clock factory. Don't forget the Sunday sports menu: In Steele, it's drag-racing on the airport landing strip sponsored by the Kiwanis Club . . . with proceeds going to the city's two parks. Prelims start at 1, main evens at 2. In Blyheville, semi-pro baseball Chiefs go after their first win at Fritz West Park. They meet, Tyronza. Ump bellows: "Play ball!" at'2:45. Babe Learnt to Live With Constant Pain GALVT3STER, Tex. W) — Babe pounds lighter from her fight against Didrikson Zaharias, weary and 30 cancer, grinned and did an animated little jig yesterday to show newsmen she is still taking life In her strike. The famous woman athlete, who has been in bed , at John hospital the past four weeks in her third hospitalization during the last year, said she had learned to live with constant pain. She said she has had time to Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Edmonton, Alta.—Archie Moore, 190, San Diego, knocked out Sonny Andrews, 194, Edmonton, 4. Los Angeles—Tombstone Smith, 151, Los Angeles, stopped Jimmy King, 153'/ 2 . Montgomery, Ala., 3. Minneapolis — ftlen Flanagan, 136, St. Paul, outpointed Boh Bickle, 136',2, Kansas City, 10. think and that's one of the reasons she has started a fund to help finance research in its fight against cancer. herever fine Kentucky bourbon is enjoyed the call ts for . . . S BROOK THE OLD SUNNY BROOK CO., DIVISION OF NATIONAL, DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORP., tOUISVIilE, KY. KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY, 86 PROOf. WE RENT • HOSPITAL BEDS . . . BABY BEDS • ROLLAWAY BEDS • USED REFRIGERATORS • USED WASHERS WADE FURNITURE CO. 112 W. Mtin Phone S-.1125 Unhappy Wynn Fires Misery at Hitters Flips 2-Hitter; Yankees Hand Orioles Game By JOE REICHLER The Associated Press If poor old Early Wynn can manage to remain miserable through September, who knows, he may never lose a game this year.' It seems the worse he feels the better he pitches. At least that's the way it's been in his first two starts 'this season. A week ago he read, the Cleveland was considering trading him to Chicago. That saddened the 36- year-old right-hander. "It's an awful thing to pitch for a team which you feel no longer wants you," he said gloomily. He was so depressed he went out and held Detroit to five hits in the Indians' 3-1 victory. He refused to be consoled despite denials by Cleveland General Manager Hank Greenberg. "Where there's smoke, there's fire." he said bitterly. With a heavy heart he took the rnound against Kansas City yesterday and turned in a iour-hitter. winning 14-2. The Indians picked up a full game on the defending champion New York Yankees, who were beaten by the Orioles 7-5 in Baltimore. The rest of the American League schedule as well as the entire National League card was wiped out because of rain and cold weather. Wynn had to share the spotlight with a teammate, Chico Carras- quel. The Venezuelan shortstop enjoyed a banner afternoon at the plate, driving in seven runs with a home run and double. His four- bagger came in the third inning with the bases full. His double also came with tiie bases jammed, in the fifth. The first blow was hit off Lou Kretlow. the starter and loser. The' second blast was hit off Jack Crimian. The Indians amassed a dozen hits off four Kansas City hurlers, including a home run by Bobby Avila and doubles by Vic Wertz and Gene Woodling. . The Orioles overcame a 4-0 lead piled up by the Yankees in the first inning. They pecked away at Tommy Byrne lor single runs in the first and second, knocking out the veteran southpaw in the sea ond. After the Yankees had 'boosted their lead to 51 in the top of the sixth, the Orioles really teed off on relievers Tom Morgan and Bob Grim, driving the two right-handers off the 1 rnound with EARLY Wl'NN a five-run explosion. There was no more scoring thanks to an effective relief job by George Zuverink. The rigni- hander relieved starter Jim Wilson in the top of the seventh and retired the Yankees in order except for Bill Skowron reaching base in the eighth on an error by Fred Marsh. Gus Triandos and Billy Gardner hit home runs for Baltimore. LOOK All DeKalb Seed Corn—Whife or Yellow, while it lasts $Q50 Per Bu. Get your seed corn now while our stock fs complete and remember more farmers plant DeKalb than any other Hybrid seed corn. Your DeKalb Dealer HARDY SALES & SERVICE 70S Clear Lake Are. Blytheville - Phone 3-6978 and JACK BUCK JOE GARAGIOLA IcoujM to yen ky ANHEUSEK-IUSCH, INC. ST. touis • Ntwm • LOS txcuu Budweiser KING OF IEERS ROBERTSON Distributing Co. Blytheville, Ark. Coaches Think US Will Whip Reds DBS MOINES «B—Two of America's top authorities said today Uncle Sam's boys can take care of any Russian threat to their Olympic track and field supremacy at Melbourne, Australia, next fall. Coach Bill Baston of Kansas University and Coach payton Jordan of Occidental College (Los Angeles), here for the opening of the Drakee Rlays today, agreed that the United States can win the unofficial Olympic team championship again. Toby B Win Muddles Derby Pic LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Toby B. took his place today in a parade of spoilers who contribute to the most muddled Kentucky Derby picture in the memory of many old- timers. Going Into the final few days of training for the May 5 Derby, dopesters had to figure that: 1. Toby B.. a noneligible. yesterday took the measure of Career Boy, second choice in the Derby winter book. 2. Needles, the favorite after two sparkling triumphs in Florida early in ihe year, remains inactive and therefore • an unconfirmed standout. Toby B.'s victory in tile $3,900 Blue Grass Stakes made him the third thoroughbred to tame prided nominees for the rich rose romp in so-called warmups for the big race. Whitney Victims Members of the supposedly powerful C. V. Whitney stable Were victims of noneligibles In each case. Head Man's supporters collected on their bets last Saturday in the Wood Memorial, but only after Golf Ace was disqualified for running wide. Golf Ace actually finished 2'/ 2 lengths on top. And on the same day, Whitney's Born Mighty was beaten in the Chesapeake Stakes by Frosty Mr., Cinder Fireworks In District Meet Today WILSON — District 3B Track and Field Meet got off to a 9 o'clock start here this morning with six senior and six junior teams registered to take part Osceola's Seminoles were defending their titles In both divisions. Other schools taking part in both classes were Wilson, Ecirlc, Luxora and Maulon. Monette fielded a senior team nnd Shawnee took part in junior events. Richard Lucas was expected to take a first place In the shot put put although teamate Jim Robbins planned on giving; Lucas his toughest competition. Dig Luke put the shot 45 ft., 11 in., at the Arkansas State College invitational. Osceola also boasts an outstanding high Jumper in Garland Dye. But last year's champion, Leonard Hodo of Enrle, also participated in the leaping. Best race of the day loomed in the late-afternoon 440-yard dash. Defending champion Ben Wells of Osceola; recent county and Arkansas State winner Ellis Floyd; and Lewis Walker laat year's junior a comparative unknown. The biggest upset of nil. was the inability of Career Boy, No. 1 on the Whitney Derby team, to overtake Toby B. in the Blue Grass. Eric Guerin gave Career Boy a strong spanking going for the wire, but the horse lacked late speed, a prime requisite for the grueling mile and a quarter Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs. The Louisville track opens its spring meet- Ing tomorrow.. Toby B: 1 time of 1:51 was fair considering the slow track. king were the outstanding participants. Stellar mile hopefuls were Cecil anct Rogers of Wilson, Neal of Karle nnd Osceola's Shoemake and Malloch. Before the actual jumping began, Billy Looney of Luxora looked tops in the broad jump and Billy Wiley and Sudie Cecil from Wilson rated the two to beat in the pole vnlut. Other standout senior athletes taking part were Manuel nnd Gardner of Luxorn, Sugg and Rogers of Wilson, Reeves from Qsceoln, and Monette's Mote. Earle was expected to furnish Osceola with a rugged workout for junior honors. Thw sparkling field Included Adcock and the Weldon brother from Osceola, Enrle's Bowers, Harris and Humphries, Shawnee's K o s k 1 n s, Davidson and Chadwlck, Dillard and Berry from Luxora, and Wilson's representatives, Nunnally, Chandler and Rhodes. Ladies in Semi-Final TEXARKANA (/P) — The Arkansas women's golf tournament went into its semifinal rounds here today. Mrs. Arthur Dunaway. of Conway, the medalist, met Mrs. Gerald • Teasley of Texarkana. Mr«. Joe Miller of Hot Springs was pitted against Mrs. Blllle Bell of Pine Bluff, The final match will be played tomorrow. Major Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (Based on 20 at bats)— Courtney, Washington, .436; Runs — Bauer and Mantle, New York and Yost, Washington, 10. Runs Batted In — Berrn »nd Mantle, New York, II. Hits —Skowron, New York, M Doubles —Goodman »nd Ve»non, Boston, 1 Triples — Lopez, Kansas City, Bauer, New York and Tettelbtoh, Washington, 2. Home Runs — Berra and Mantle, New York i Stolen Bases — Bauer, N«v York and Lemon. Washington, I Pitching — Wilson, Baltimore, Pierce, Chicago, Wynn, Cleveland and Kucks and Ford, New York, 2-0, 1.000. Strikeouts — Score, Cleveland and Pascual, Washington, 18. National League Batting (Based on M at bata)— Boyer, St. Louis, .500. Runs — Gilliam, Brooklyn, ant- Ion, Milwaukee and Boyer, S*. Louis, 8. Runs Batted In — Jablonaki, Cincinnati, II. Hits — Boyer. St. Louis, 1». Doubles — Adcock, Milwaukee, 4. Triples — Landrith, Chicago and Bruon; Milwaukee, 2. Home Runs — Jablonski, Cincinnati 5. Stolen Bases — Sixteen players tied with 1. Pitching — Rotorts, PhlladeN phla and Mizell, St. Louis, J-0, 1.000. Strikeouts — Joces, Chicago, 11. D. E. 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