The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 16, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 16, 1953
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TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1053 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Experts Agree— Ben Out-Thinks His Opponents By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — What makes Ben Hogan great? What is the success secret of this quiet, 40-year-old Texan who today straddles the golf world like a colossus? "It's three-dimensional — that's what it is," said the graying former champion, Lawson Little, after watching Hbgan fashion his fourth straight U. S. Open championship last week-end at Oakmont. "He never chooses tlie wrong* club. While we other golfers always have to worry about whether we're long or short on a shot as well as wide, Hogan has only to worry about whether he's too much to tlie right or left. "He is the greatest I ever saw for picking the right club and putting the ball in the exact position he wants it." Gene Sarazen, another internationalist who has >"on all the major crowns of America and Britain, attributes Hogan's superiority to superior brain work.' "There are several golfers who can swing a club as well if not better than Hogan, including Sam Snead," said Sarazen. "There is none who can out-think him. "Watch him out on the course. He is always studying, thinking, plotting, taking mental -notes of every shot he or his opponent hits. He seems to file all these notes away back in his head for future use. Every Shot a Winner "I think it was O. B. Keeler (late golf writer of tlie Atlanta Journal) Who used t osay golE is a game played on a f?ve and one- half inch course—which is between the ears. That's where Hogan excels." . The tournament director of the Professional Golfers Association, Fred Corcoran, agreed. "It's concentration," said Corcoran. "When Hogan is playing he is just like Bobby Jones was. He plays every shot as if it decided the open championship. Once out on the. course, he sees nothing and hears nothing. He is the epitome of concentration and determination." Hogan himself may have put his finger on the reason for his success when, after capturing his second Masters title at Augusta this spring he remarked: Greatest Manager "Golf is 30 per cent skill, 70 per cent management." Hogan is the greatest manager of them all. Like a brilliant checker player, he plots every shot. He seldom gambles wildly. He plays as are all champions. As a putter, for position, generally shoots for the center of the green rather than at a dangerously-placed pin, goes for his pars and takes the birdies as they come. h Mechanically, Hogan's game has no big flaws. He is good off the tees—long and generally straight, as are all champions. Aas a putter. Gil Turner Stops Johnny Saxton In Split Decision Action-Pocked Battle Sends Customers Home Satisfied By RALPH BERNSTEIN PHILADELPHIA W>1—Boxing has reached the point where damage to a fighter's future sometimes is of more concern than damage to the anatomy. On that score Gil Turner and Johnny Saxton both emerged unscathed last night although Turner put the finish to friend Johnny's unbeaten status. Turner won a split 10-round decision in a fast and furious fight at Connie Mack Stadium. The action-packed bout was a thriller from start to finish and the crowd of 14,676 went home satisfied it had got its 870,925 worth. Judge Jimmy Menna said Turner won 4-3-3; Judge Dave Beloff picked him 5-4-1; Referee Zach Clayton liked Saxton 5-4-1. The Associated Press picked Turner 5-3-2. The action was that close. .. Slashing Body Attach Before the fight, the two 22-year- old battleVs were looking ahead as well as thinking about the fight. Turner hadn't looked too good In his last few fights. One school of thought said the furious punching Philadelphian was burned out. He had to win to maintain his No. 3 welterweight ranking and qualify for another shot at Kid Gavilan's 147-pound crown. On the other hand. Saxton had ! won 39 fights and fought one draw. Despite this fancy record, Johnny was unable to crash the big money fights. This was his chance. What was the result? Well, Turner won and proved he wasn't burned out. He fought hard for 10 rounds and with a slashing body attack and occasional jolting right hand to the face gained the split verdict. He'll probably fight Chuck Davey in July or August, and if he wins will get an opportunity in the fall to avenge his 11-round knockout by Gavilan. Gil's gaudy record now reads 37 he is said to have no equals in wins and 3 defeats, present day golf. I Saxton. who weighed 147%, In that respect, he is much like ] proved his class. The fast, shifty Jones. Once asked if he could re- counterpuncher stayed with Turn member missing a three-foot putt. Bobby thought a while and then replied: "No, I don't believe I do." er,who came in at 153'/ 2 , all the Read Courier News Classified Ads. CALL YOUR PLUMBING CONTRACTOR OR DEALER IN BLYTHEVILLE Midsouth Plumbing Supply Co. (WHOLESALE EXCLUSIVELY) 213-214 W. Walnut St. Phont 8352 HORSE POWER—H could only be an optical illusion, but Plumed, Jimmy Nichols aboard, seemed to be running on six legs to get down in front at Belmont Park, N.Y., paying $226.80 to win, $88.20 for place and $22.90 for show. The cxlra pair of legs belong to Flo"-- • - which finished second. (NEA)> Few Important Trades as Deadline Reached NEW YORK (AP) — Starting today, the major league clubs will have to do with what they have until St-pt. 1 when the stretch drive gets under way except for waiver deals. There were few trades of importance befort Uic deadline at midnight last night, but if any team was strengthened to any extent it was the Cleveland Indians, who bartered four of their operatives'for four Detroit Tigers. Art Hcutteman, Joe Ginsberg, Owen Fnena and Bill Wight all went to the Indians, while Ray Boone, Steve Gromek, Al Aber and Dick Weik joined the Tigers. This is bound to help the Indians, although it comes In the form oE closing: the barn door when the cow has disappeared. The cow in this case is the New York Yankees, who are 10'/ 2 games ahead of the Indians. j In Houtteman, the Indians get a fourth starting pitcher to go with | Early W.vnn, Bob Lemon and Mike j Garcia. In Ginsberg, they received ! n left-handed hitting catcher and | in Wight they obtained another left-handed pitcher. 20 Players Changed Gromek and Boone probably will help the Tigers, but they cer- tainly are not the answer to getting the Bengals out of last place. All told, 20 players changed major league uniforms In the past four days. The Chicago White Sox should be stronger with the acquisition ol double-no-hit Virgil Trucks and Bob Elliott from the St. Louis Browns, to whom they dealt Lou Kretlow and Darrell Johnson. The St. Louis Cardinals will be strengthened by the addition of Sal Yvars from the Giants. 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