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SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1D53 BI.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE 1TVB Indians Desperately Call on Bobby Feller By BEN PHLEGAR Associated Press Sports Writer Cleveland's Bobby Feller, never a fireball against the New York Yankees, today draws tile tremendous task of trying to stop them from winning 16 straight. Under normal conditions Feller isn't the pitcher you would pick to beat the Yanks especially when they are in a winning mood. Even in the days when he was Rapid Robert, he never completely solved the New Yorkers. They're the only outfit in the league with a life- rtime edge over him, having beaten Bob 36 times in 65 decisions. But conditions aren't normal In the American League. The Yank- kees not only are threatening to run off and hide, they've already done It from at least six of the seven other clubs. Only Cleveland holds a wisp ol a chance—barring a complete Yankee collapse. Today's game has to be the big one. The Indians are 7'/ 2 behind and they have two more corning 1 up with New York tomorrow. The season is a third over. Since nobody else is beating the Yankees, Cleveland can't afford to let this series slip by without gain- Ing some ground. The Indians haven't been hitting recently and last night was no exception. Their two runs were homers, by Dale Mitchell and Hank Majeski, but they got only four other safeties. The Yanks, usual, had one big inning. They scored three runs In the seventh on four singles and a pair of walks. Whitey Ford, lifted during the rally for a pinch hitter, won his seventh straight. *i The National League lead 'changed hands for .the fourth time in two weeks as Milwaukee split a night, doubleheader with Pittsburgh, losing 4-2 and winning 11-2, while Brooklyn defeated Chicago, 7-4. Brooklyn now leads by half a game. St. Louis whipped the New York Giants, 3-1, and Cincinnati Bur- prised Philadelphia, 4-1. In other American League games Detroit edged Washington, 2-1; Boston nipped Chicago, 4-3 and Philadelphia ran the StM Louis Browns' losing streak to 11 with a 6-3 triumph. Eddie Mathews smashed his 19th home run • and two triples in the first Milwaukee-Pittsburgh game. The Braves roared back with 10 runs in the first inning of the nightcap on nine singles, permitting Max Surkont to coast to his eighth victory. . Brooklyn blew an early three run lead against the Cubs, then rallied against Sheldon Jones for two runs in the fourth, and one more In the seventh. Jim Hughes, in relief, picked up his first victory. Grant Dunalp made one of his rare appearances as a pinch hitter * for the Cardinals at New York and delivered a triple with two on base as the Red Birds came up with three runs in the seventh. Jackie Coilum of Cincinnati, the smallest pitcher in the majors, went the distance for the second time since he first hit the big leagues in 1951 and picked up Ms first victory in two years. Earl Torgeson's homer was the only damaging one of six Philadelphia hits>- Jlm Delslng provided a sudden death finish at Detroit when he blasted the first pitch in the last of the ninth into the stands for a home run. The senators had tied the game In the top of the ninth. Hector (Skinny) Brown, a washout when he worked for the Chicago White" Sox, came back to haunt his old mates as he combined with Ellis Kinder to beat them on seven hits. For the second time in two days Eddie Robinson brought Philadelphia a victory with a home run. He beat Chicago Thursday with a ninth inning homer and at St. Louis last night he broke a 3-3 tie with a circuit clout which also scored Dave Philley. Lopez Shakes Up Tribal Alignment By DICK SMITH CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Yankees try today to run their string of victories to a sweet 16, while Bob Feller — with a revised Cleveland lineup behind him —strives to even the four-game series at one-all. * If Ed Lopat (6-0) wins for New York today, they will be within three If L ^..IJjm i;ames of the league's winning string nllrrin IllllnPx mark the Yanks of 1947 share with IMltQLJ l/UIUUJ the 1906 White Sox. "We gotta start getting some hitting," Cleveland Manager Al Lopez said after last night's 4-2 loss boosted New York's first-place margin to 7>i games. To Bench With that in mind, he .sends outfielder Harry Simpson to first base snd Bob Kennedy to right field. Bill Glynn, hitting a feeble .197 as first- base substitute for Luke Easter, and right fielder Wally Westlak* go to the bench. It was in the seventh last nlgnt that the Yankees got the "one big inning" their manager Casey Stengel says is the secret of their recent success. Early Wynn held them to two hits and had a 1-0 lead on Dale Mitchell's fifth-Inning homer when the Yanks loxvered the boom with three Barons to Win 'Old Man' Fastballer Baffles Little Rock Into 5-2 Defeat By MERCER ABILEY Associated Press Sports Writer Jonny Kucab, the former Philadelphia reliever, is the "old man" of Birmingham's mound corps at 33. But he can still teach the youngsters a few tricks. The fastballer with the know-how baffled Little Rock on 10 scattered hits last night and Birmingham took a 5-2 victory to pull 3V4 games ahead of second place Nashville. Kucab, with an 8-2 record, is the Barons' top pitcher. Atlanta dropped Memphis, 13-7, in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader, but the second game became a farce and was tied 8-all when stopped after four innings to allow the Crackers to catch train. Nashville handed Mobile its eighth straight loss, 9-8, and Chattanooga came within six percentage points of abandoning the cellar with a 6-5, victory over New Orleans. Kucab, who walked two and struck out two, kept the Travs sretty much under control, although he was micked for a solo lomer by Ralph Atkins. Atkins now las 14 homers one more than Bob Lennon of Nashville, to lead the League. The Baron righthander also knocked In two runs when Trav strategy backfired in the second. Hal Smith was purposely passed, oading the bases, to get at Kucab. He promptly cracked out a sharp single. Atlanta ended Memphis' six game winning streak by taking the iirst game. The Crackers clobber- Dd four Chick hurlers for 13 hits, Including homers by Dick Sinovlc and Bob Mainzer, two triples by Charlie Williams and a triple by Billy Smith. Chattanooga's victory gave the Lookouts the series with the Pels, 3-1. Bruce Barnes, a former soft- jaller, sparked the Lookouts with our singles in five trips. A wide throw to the plate by Mobile first baseman Norm Larker et Gail Harris score the winning run for Nashville in the eighth. Galveston. Tex., will be the site of ,he 1954 sectional finals of the Amateur Fencing League of America. rims on four singles and two walks. Joe Collins'-ninth-inning homer off reiefer Bob Hooper was an , extra dividend and ran Collins' hitting streak to 11 games. Yogi'Starts It The "hittin 1 " last night started with Yog: Berra's single to right and Gene Woodling's rap to center. Oil McDougald singled Berra home, and Don Bollweg, pinch hitting for Ford, brought Woodling around with a single, sending the Yanks ahead 2-1. Billy Martin walked to fill the bases, and Wynn walked Collins '.o force in a third run. Two other important Yankee weapons didn't fire last night. Mickey Mantle's hitting streak ended at 16 games on three strikeouts and a bounder to the mound. And Johnny Mize, trying for the 2,000th hit of his major league career in the seventh, pinch-popped to second base. Or E$SEX,,fitO; WHO PILOT LIKE WS $Pl*l ~THS f MATTER OF FACT; STASTED BACIN& ON DIH.T -TfSACK.3 BUT SWITCHED TO WATES ' 15 YSAB.& WH/tE MILUS, CONVECT ( & YBA3S), /* T7-V WOMAN TO TOP lOOff PEK HOufi o/v 6ETWESM THEM THEY'VE 37 Jimmy Carter Sets Sights on Gavilan By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Lightweight Champion Jimmy Carter is taking aim at Kid Gav- lan's welter title after disposing of the challenge of toe-dancing George Araujo. Willie Ketchum, Carter's manager, said today he would post a $2,000 forfeit next veek for a title shot at the Cuban Keed who rules the 147-pound division. "There's nobody left we can get money with," said dollar-minded Willie. "So we'll go after Gnvilan." Lightweight or welterweight one thing is sure. Nobody ever will call Carter a "cheese champion" again. His 10-knockdown yo-yo Job on Tommy Collins at Boston and his TWoy's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at Pittsburgh—Spahn (7-1) vs. Lapalme (3-5) Chicago at Brooklyn—Hacker (210) or Minner (2-6) vs. Milliken (3-0) St. Louis at New York—Mlzell (5-2) vs. Maglie (3-3) Cincinnati at Philadelphia—Perkowski (1-5) vs. Drews (2-5) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Cleveland—Lopat (6-0) vs. Feller (2-3) Washington at Detroit — Porterfield (7-5) vs. Garver (4-5) Philadelphia at St. Louis—Kellner (6-5) vs. Holloman (2-4) or Larson (1-3) Boston at Chicago — MCDermott (6-4) vs. Fornleles (2-2) SODTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Little Rock Birmingham at Chattanooga Atlanta at Nashville (Only Games Scheduled) Sports Roundup — No Derby Feeling at Belmont i By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Many thousands of those who gather at Belmont Park today for the running of the Belmont Stakes, greatest of this country's three-year-old classics, will be there mainly for the thrill which comes of seeing a champion crowned in any sport. In many instances, gambling on the Belmont might be said to be almost incidental. Under Pressure, NCA Reverses Field By HUGH FULLERTON JR. CHICAGO (AP) — Under pressure by major collerjc presidents, one of the country's strongest accrediting agencies is softening its "no-athletic-scholarships" policy. BASEBALL STANDINGS Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Philadelphia St. Lquis . .. New York .. Cincinnati .. Pittsburgh . Chicago — NATIONAL LEAGUE W L I'd.. 35 17 .673 34 17 28 10 28 22 24 19 18 H 26 .667 .506 .569 .480 .300 .333 .292 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L I'r.t. New York ... Cleveland ... Boston Washington . Chicago Philadelphia St. Louis Detroit 38 30 30 28 27 24 19 12 .776 .625 .556 .528 .509 .453 .352 .231 SOUTHERN Birmingham Nashville 35 Memphis 32 ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 38 25 .603 — 19 The carnival atmosphere of the Kentucky Derby will be completely missing when the field, last survivors of many hundreds of thoroughbred colts who were foaled in high hope, parade to the gate for the He won that one, all right, but in i more far less than the impressive fashion \ have expected of true champions. His margin over Jim Morris' surprising Jamie K. was only a long neck as they drove under the wire. The I e intriguing event than it might been if the grey had blanketed his fields at Churchill Downs and Plmllco. The element of doubt still Is there. start of the searching mile and j Dancer appeared to be home free one half race. The preliminaries | soon after they turned, into the are over, and this is for the heavyweight championship. It is possible that nine out of 10 spectators will be there In the hope and expectation of seeing Native Dancer finally prove himself one of the truly great horses Ihe sport has known. Al Vanderbilt'a big, muscled, grey is the supreme attraction, his opponents merely the , spear bearers. Twice the glamor colt has failed quite to live up to his tremendous billing as a worthy successor to Citation. On the strength of his unbeaten two-year-old career the long-striding son of Polynesinn was pictured as a sort of super horse, a brute of a runner who would drive his rlvuls Into the ground in the stretch. Disappointment The first great disappointment cixme when, under less than a perfect ride, the Dancer was beaten by the span of K hand in the Derby. His admirers claimed, though, and perhaps rightly, that he would have swept past the outsHler Dark Star in another stride. They said wait for UM stretch, but Jamie K. and Eddie Arcaro came up to nail him, and it took everything the grey had to pull it out. And so today the dancer gets another opportunity to prove that, over the true Derby distance of a mile and one-half, he still is every ounce the horse they thought him to be until just over a month ago. His failure to have done so In the first two-thirds of the Triple Crown makes the Belmont an even Little League Game Monday The rilned-mil Little I.enRiit jame between Shrine and .layrfe clubs has been set for Monday afternoon play, The two teams originally were scheduled to have at each other Thursday afternoon, but showerj rendered the Ninth Street park ton soKsy 'or P'ayine. Atlanta Little Rock .. New Orleans Mobile Chattanooga . 32 . 29 2! . 29 31 28 37 24 35 .547 .524 .516 .500 .468 .413 .407 At a meeting with 27 presidents or their representatives yesterday, the powerful North Central Association's Commission on Universities and Colleges decided Its athletic code was too strict. That code barred scholarships given for athletic ability alone. The commission agreed to go along wilh a 1952 recommendation of the American Council on Education, which suggested that athletic prowess "may be one of the factors considered In awarding scholarships and grants-in-nid." Envlicr this year the NCA threatened to dlsaccredit Oklahoma A & M for allegedly subsidizing and recruiting athletes. It reportedly was considering similar action against other Institutions. But a month ago the presidents of the major colleges In the NCA's 19- ftate membership demanded that the association: "Immediately suspend its proposed enforcement machinery." Sifcntuijres on the demand Included those of presidents of the Big 2T^ ! Ten. Big Seven, Missouri Valley, | Skyline and Border conferences. Yesterday's meeting resulted. Sources close to the NCA said the decision of the NCA commission was tantamount to approval by the cn- tirc NCA membership. .on GB Vesterday's Results NATIONAL LI'.AGUE Brooklyn 7 Chicago 4 Milwaukee 2-11 Pittsburgh 4-2 St. Louis 3 New york 1 Cincinnati 4 Philadelphia 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 4 Cleveland 2 Boston 4 Chicago 3 Detroit 2 Washington 1 Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 6 New Orleans 5 Birmingham 5 Little Rock 2 Atlanta 13-8 Memphis 7-8 (2nd game called end 4th.) Nashville 9 Mobile 8 Pee Wee League Is Formed Blytheville's newest baseball league, the Pee Wee Leacue, held initial workouts at Little Park yes- Irrday afternoon tinder the supervision of adult coaches. Four teams were formed nt yesterday's session. The Inop is to be made up of boys eight and nine yrnrs old and those who weren't drafted by the Little LeaRue. Next session of the league will be Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Little Pnrk. At that time, boys who were not present yesterday may sign up for one of the various teams. 13th round technical knockout of Araujo last night at Madison Square Garden ended that libel. "They can call me whatever they want." said the quiet 29-yenr-old New Yorker. "I always felt tike a champ." Cut Over Eye The champ had a three quarter- inch cut over his right eye that required three or four stitches after he ended the scrap with a TKO In 2:1G of the I3th. Tlijit cut was opened In the third and widened in the fifth of his successful defense. "He bothered me with those Jabs of his," Curler said. "He kept pecking away with that left at my cuts. Actually It was my jabs, that set him up, too. I was Retting them In real .solid and it was hurting him. Then I gave him those body punches. But It was the rights to the chin that hurt him most." Carter trailed In the official voting nt the end of eight rounds against the nimble young challenger from Providence, R. I. Bouncing in and out with his flicking Jab, he made a fight of it. Always pursued by Garter, the 22-year-old challenger occasionally would stand and flurry back. Furious Flurry Suddenly Carter struck in the: ninth with a furious burst that i floored Araujo twice and left him confused and wobbly nt the bc.U. | Two crushing body punches in the 13lh crumpled Araujo, prompting i Referee Al Berl to stop It. TJp to the 13th Berl and Judge Harold Barnes had Carter out front 7-5 and Judge Bert Grant saw it 8-4 for the champ. The AP card agreed with Grant. "I fought the best I Know how," said Araujo. naturally disappointed but making no excuses. "That Carter is a very good fighter. He foolcrl me with his right hand. I had no idea he could hit that nard." Turpin Ready For New York Title Bout NEW YORK (IT) — Randy Turpin I of Britain has agreed to come to | New York in late August to tight I the Bobo Oslon-Paddy Young win- j ner for the undisputed world middleweight title. The exact date and site, probably Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Yankee Stadium, will be determine, later. Olson and Young, » pair of 24- DEAF? Now there li no need to let Impaired heArlng handicap you in builncsx or in nocitl nctlvltlM. The new "AUDIO- TONE" Hearing Aid may help you rejUn the joys of better hearing. Tills tiny Instrument has many advanced engineering features, such as Us printed circuits which eliminate* most servicing problems, yet has a powerful,beautifully clear and natural tone. "AUDIOTONK" is approved by the American Medical Association, Come In for a FREE demonstration. Kirby Drug Starts TV Service-Center NEIL ROSS Trained Technician for radl» and television repair, Industrial electronics, and basic r»4lo ea- For S«mc« Dial 3816 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Mqnday, June 15 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH 2 Referees Lee Fields & Lester Welch - vs. Eddie Malone & Lou Palicio 90 min. Time Limit — Best 2 out of 3 Falls Adults 60e—Children ISe 2 1-Foll Matches Malone vs. Welch Palicio YS. Fields 30 Minute Tim* Limit National Open Back to Normal OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) —The National Open Golf Championship that threatened to become a one-man runaway got back to normal today with four aging, experienced campaigners fighting it out over the last 36 holes. the course that was sup- to scare the daylights out, And posed of the greatest golfers had become just another championship layout —difficult but conquerable by good golf. It was Ben Hogan in front by two strokes with Sam Snead, George Fazio and Lloyd Mangrum in hot pursuit as 60 players—survivors of more than 1,900 went into the deciding dpuble round. It was very much like any other open—remarkably tournament at like -lias last year's when Ben faded at the finish and big Julius Boros came from four strokes back to win. Hogan yesterday added an even par 72 to his opening 67 for a 139 Intnl. At Northwood In 1352 it was 138. The two-stroke margin was the same and even one of his closest pursuers was the same. Fazio, a restless, 40-year-old playing pro for the Pine Valley Club at Clementon, N. J., was second to Ben at the halfway point last year and he didn't drop oiit until the last nine holes. No Jinx Talk Even the talk of Snead's open championship "Jinx" disappeared yesterday \vhen the West Virginia walloper drove into a second place tie with a remarkable round of 3633—89. He had been five strokes behind after nn opening 72, but he cut the difference to two strokes. Fazio pui a second sub-par round, a 36-35—71, on top of Thursday's 10. When someone asked Hogan after yesterday's tough round what score he thought would win, he thoughtfully recited the names and scores of his rivals and answered: I "I figure 282 will do it." Then the question: "did you think ! these would be the ones to beat?" \ Ben exploded: "Anyone within 12 ; strokes Is dangerous. Blow yourself to a couple of 75's and you're ! in the soup." While Snead wound up yesterday's second round with a flourish, making a tremendous recovery shot from a trap and then holing nn 80- foot chip shot on the 18th hole, Hogan put a fumbling finish on a round that had started well. Fumbles Three under par for the first four holes, Ben kept going back as a tremendous gallery and a long delay at the second tee kept him on the course nearly five hours. His putting became less sure and he whacked a couple of shots into deep rough and went over par on two of the last three holes. At the finish the tight-lipped little man who seldom shows emotion on the golf course, looked weary. But he maintained he wasn't as nearly as tired after four rounds here, including two to qualify, than he was last year after 36 holes under the torrid Texas sun. Behind the big four, with scores that were barely within range of the top spot, were four of the tournament's real outsiders. Jay Hebert. a young Erie, Pa., who Who once was an assistant at Oakmont, has two rounds of 72 for 144. Dick Metz, a veteran of 27 years of tournament golf, had 7570—145. Tied at 145 were Al Mengert, runner-up to Jack Westland for the amateur championship last fall and playing in his first National Open, and amateur Frank Souchak, a 225-pound, 38-year-old former football player who Is an Oakmont Club member. year-old boxers, meet Friday night nt Madison Square Garden over the 15-rouncl roue for the American title. Turpln, former world champion, won the European title Tuesday by whipping France's Charles Humez a decision after 15 rounds at London. The British claim Turpin already holds the world title. Nobody else does. All other commissions insist, he meet the American survivor for universal recognition. 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