The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1953 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 15, 1953
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JUNK, 15, 196S BT-YTHEVILLF (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Hogan, Jones Issue Settled? By HUGH FULLEKTCW JR. OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Ben Hogan's fourth victory lin the United States Open Golf Championship has revived |the controversy whether lithe little Ben or somewhat bigger iBobby Jones is the best golfer America ever has produced. Gene Sarazen, who probably is the best position to judge, un- «sitatingly picks Hogran. Gene was of the game's kingpins when Bobby was at his peak and he's 'till playing good golf against Ben and the new crop of tournament [stars. Bobby Cruickshank. who lost to [Jones in the 1923 Open champion|ship playoff—the first of the four Bob won—stood in the Oakmont cker room the other day, nodded Hogan's direction and said: "This young man is the greatest." He didn't even mention Jones, go- back to some of the great Scottish players for comparisons. Retired at 2S But it would be interesting to [know what Jones would have done f he had continued to play toru- ament golf until he was 49. Bob won his first Open championship when he was 21. He retired at 18. sated with victories and wearied (from the constant nervous strain lof competition. Hogan. the ex-caddy, didn't have Ithe advantages Bob had as a youth. jHe's a self-taught golfer and he •had to learn for himself how to control what Sam Snead calls the "yips." Hogan didn't win his first Open title until he was 35 years old and now. at 40. he is just starting out. to earn world-wide recognition. He'll play in the British Open nt Carnoustie next month for the first time. More Competition One sure thing is that Hogan had to beat more good golfers to win his titles than Jones ever did. In two previous opens at Oakmont only one player .ever had broken 300 for 72 holes. When Tommy Armour and Harry Cooper shot 301s in 1927, Jones's total was 309. Last week Hogan fired rounds of 67-72-73-71—283, against a par of 72, and there were exactly 20 players with 399s or better. Snead, cracking on the toughened-up last nine when he knew Hogan was in front of him with scores that could be beaten only by perfect golf, finished with 289. Lloyd Mangrum'had '292 for third place. Three others, the youngest 37, had 294s. They were George Fazio, Jimmy Demaret and Pete tooper. SLUGGER—Young Ed Mathe tional and major league home. ws of the high rolling Milwaukee Brav run championship with these eyes and es is bidding high for the Nathis grip and stance. (NBA) First Round Ends in SMS League Tonight's double-header at Wilson will end the first round of play of the South Missco Softball League. Luxora and Grlder will meet In the first game and Wilson nnd Home Oil of Osccola will battle In the Long Fly Scores Two PITTSBURGH I/ft— II isn't often that two runs score on an outfield fly but It happened recently in a game between the New York Giants nnd the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. The Gianl.s had the bases luadrd when Al Dark came to bat. He smashed a high fly to deep centerfield. Rookie Carlos Bernier kept bucking up for the ball. "When he caught, it, however, he fell over backwards. He held on to the ball but by the time he repained his feet, the runner from third had scored and so di dthe man on second. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Sports Help Curb Montreal's Juvenile Problem AP Newsfealura MONTREAL — Montreal police have used sports effectively to deal with juvenile delinquency. Canada's largest city has one of the best records on the continent for keeping youngsters out of serious trouble. And largely responsible are sports clubs founded 17 >aseball Binge in Milwaukee [Won't Dry Up if Braves Slip By MURRAY OLDERMAN NBA Staff Correspondent MILWAUKEE, Wis. — (NBA) Will the Milwaukee baseball binge last after the |Braves slip down to the more normal level the experts have consigned them? Presupposing the Braves won't stay in contention (and let's not be too hasty on that, either), support isn't going to fold overnight. Not.with the tremendous civic pride big ue baseball has engendered in Wisconsin. One company purchased 7500 •tickets for one game in June. It's •not uncommon for big department •stores or industries to buy 1500 pickets at a time. These are gporU-starved people. On the bus to the park sit two •old-timers from upstate Two Rivers. •They're talking baseball, the com- Imon denominator in all conversa- |tion here. "Now Jimmy Collins was my idea ' a third baseman," says the man the window. "Rogers Hornsby s Eddie Ma thews got too smail |hands.". "So did Pie Traynor." pshaws his •partner, "and there never was a |better third baseman.' ' * » • The tim irrivM at County Stadium in half an hour from downtown •Milwaukee. The Stadium is an at- Itractive two-tier job that seats 28,- Inl, with temporary bleachers ac- Icommodatlng 'fOO lining the out|fie).d. The Braves have been keeping it Ithree-quarteiTs full with a phenom- lenal 22,000 average. With less than la quarter of the home dates played, •they exceeded the entire 1952 gate in •Boston. There are facilities for 10,000 cars, and a couple of expressways are under construction. To get major league baseball started, the rental on the $5 million Stadium is a paltry $1000 s. eeason. The official scorekeepers get one and a half times that much for deciding hits and errors. Fred Miller, the braumeister big- gie, donated an $85,000 Scoreboard. Mitter -looms as a key man in Milwaukee's big league future. Lou Perlnl, the current owner, avows that he'll hold on to the club. But Lou's business is concentrated in the east. He's been here to see his team but twice on short visits. Se has no intention of settling here. He's not In baseball to make money. His millions are In heavy construction. What reason, then, has he to hold on to the team indefinitely? Miller, it is significantly rumored, has $3 million on deposit In a New York bank to ensure the Braves' operations. That Pertnl also pooh- poohs, but at games he's usually in the company of Miller. Lou learned one thing from his Boston experience—the effect of tel- evision on attendance. There'll be no TV of home games in Milwaukee as long as he's running the club. "With last year's team and home TV." he claims, "we'd do no better here than we did in Boston." If they're going to love 'em in September as they did In May. they will do it right at the park. Tarpon Swims Canal PANAMA, C. Z. tm— A Urpon old enough to know better swam the Panama Canal the other day to explore the Pacific and wound up as fillet. The tarpon is an Atlantic fish. Occasionally small ones have been seen in the Pacific, but never anything—says the wildlife service- like the 134 pound, 4 iunce old .fellow which Air Force Sgt. Noel Hughes caught off nearby Amador Causeway. The sergeant used a 36 pound test line, plug casting from the rocks off the causeway, and the tarpon gave him a fight for 90 minutes. His catch has been entered with the International Game Fish Association as a Pacific tarpon record. Wednesday Is •BVD- All Roads Lead to Blytheville In Prizes lo Be Awarded Nothing to Buy-No Obligation Just Register at Any Firm Displaying the BVD Label years ago by Assistant Inspector Oliva Pelletler of the Montreal police department. He founded the clubs to give youngsters an outlet for pent-up energies. Inspector Pelletier looks at the problem this way: "Life is a game. The boy who plays his sports right is likely to play his life right. Our job is to help show them the way." There are no race or color lines drawn in the clubs. The boys can choose their own sports, their own grouping. The organizer can shape the teams for which he is responsible In the way that will make best use of available material. One thing noticeable is that the players are more careful of the equipment than they would if it were their own. The youngster who breaks his oath with the organization may find that his membership card has been revoked. Said the Inspector: "The lad who gets In wrong with ,the police nowadays doesn't become the gang's hero. He becomes the heel." Mellow as Moonlight SMOOTHED BY NATURE TO THE PEAK OF OLD-FASH'N GOODNESS Only CASCADE, gives you all ihc richness of the George A. Dickcl 1870 formuUI KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON GEO. ft. DICKEL PIST. CO.. I nuiSVILlE,_KY.'- 86 PROOF• 4 YEARS OLD j second game. Grlder with a 4-3 record Is lead- Ing the league through Friday night's games and Luxora dropped to fourth place after taking a 16-1 shellacking from Wilson Friday night. Home Oil of Osceola nnd Wilson are tied for the runners-up slot and Kelser with a 0-4 record has possession of the cellar. The Luxora-Grlder game could easily prove an outstanding event as Luxor,i will undoubtedly throw their ace Bill Joe Denton against Grider's Bill Baker. If Luxora can take this one then the winner of the Osceola- Wilson tilt will share the league lead with the Odder Dews. In Friday night's games Wilson was a poor host as far as Luxora was concerned when they tallied twelve runs in three Innings off G. C. Driver and It was too much of a lead to overcome although Dcnton allowed only four runs the remainder of the way. As Osceola the Oilers racked th« offerings of Keiser's two churtkers, Fielder and Stevens, for seventeen hits good for twenty-four runs, vhtle Hites Burch won his second game for Osceola allowing ten runs. Thus far the newly formed South Missco Softball League has been a hitter's paradise excepting the tosses from the right hands of Denton of Luxora and Baker of Grlder. After tonight's games each team will have twelve games to play before the league closes on August 1. Watch NEWS on TV Tun* in regularly for latest world newt plus local newt...brief, complete and interesting. 9:30 pm WMCT Channel 5 Monday thru Friday A public icrvic* brought to you by ESSO STANDARD OIL COMPANY Und your neighborhood Esso Dealer Pay more? What for? Ft/I}' 5'ears Forward on the American Road &*• You don't have to pay costly-car prices for costly-car comforts. Ford brings you everything [and we mean everything] you've ever wanted in a car, at a price that's well within your reach! 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