The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 22, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 22, 1953
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MONDAY, .TUNE 22, 1953 BTATTIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS •PAGE SEVEN Stranahan Misses Walker Cup Team NEW YORK (AP) — When the United States Walker Cup team meets the British at Marion, Mass., Sept. 4-5, it will be the first international amateur golf competition since World War II without Frank Stranahan on the U. S. team. * The Toledo strong boy has been a member of the last three Walker Cup teams. He also played for the United States in the Informal matches against Canada in 1951 and in the first Americas Cup matches against Canada and Mexico last fall. During the post-war period Stranahan also has won the British amateur championship twice, in 1948 and 1950, and svas Youth Against Experience At Wimbledon Australia's Ken Rose wall Is Top Choice to Win Crown WIMBLEDON, England (ff) — Youth and brilliance vs. age and experience spell out the struggle siarting today on the plush green courts of historic Wimbledon for the championships of the amateur principles, tennis world. Record books may well list 1953 as the first year of the Ken Eose- tt'all rule. The 18-year-old Australian with the frozen scowl and the magnifi- runner-up to Harvie .Ward last year. Ward was one of the five newcomers selected for the team. The nine-player -cam was named Saturday by the U. S. Golf Association. Asked if there was any explanation for the omission. DSGA officials offered a frigid "no comment," but added that the com mittee devoted several months to considering the merits of various candidates according to certain set cent all-around game already holds the French and Australian titles. He is seeded No. 1 here and in the eyes of old-timers appears destinel to inaugurate a personal reign that can last for years and years — un_ less he turns professional. This, then, seems the last chance for the veterans—Jaroslav Drobny, the 32-year-old exiled Czech turned Egyptian who was twice a finalist but never a champion; Vic Seixas of Philadelphia, seeded No. 2 and approaching 30; and Gardnar Mulloy, America's top-ranking player but at 39 seeded only fifth. Rosewall has had one tournament " at, Wimbledon. He lost to Mulloy early last year but with his doubles partner, -Lewis Hoad, he attracted almost as much attention from the experts as did his compatriot Frank Sedgman, the champion who has since turned professional. Seixas summed up the Rosewall problem for the others: "When I'm playing against him he certainly doesn't look like ai: 18- year-old to me." Platoon Rule Costs Coaches WILLIAMSBUEG, Va. (Ft— Players may not be the only ones affected by the abolition of the two- platoon system in football. The coaches may have thier share of troubles, too. Jackie Freeman, athletic director and head football coach at William and Mary, says he plans a reduction In the Tribe's coaching staff because of the return to the single platoon. "While we needed two backfield coaches last year," Freeman says, ' one for the defensive and one for the offensive backfield, we don't believe we'll need them this year. "We only have so many hours cf Five Newcomers In addition to Ward, the other newcomers are night club singer Don Cherry of New York, a semifinalist in the U. S. amateur last fall; Ken Venturi, 22-year-old San Jose State College senior who has won almost everything in sight in the San Francisco area ;Gene Littler, 23-year-old navy airman, quarter finalist in the 1952 amateur who scored like mad in a few man who was row amateur in the winter tournaments, and Jim'Jack- son, 30-year old St. Louis salesman who was low amateur in the 1952 National Open. Veterans of previous cup matches are national amateur champion Jack Westland, the first member of Congress ever selected for the team; former champions Charley Coe of Oklahoma City, Sam Ur- zetta of Rochester, N. Y., and Dick Chapman of Pine urst, N. C., and title-less Bill Campbell of Huntington, W. Va. Heave-ho After 25 Years DENVER (IP) — Manager Andy Cohe of the Denver Bears has been in baseball since 1925, including a hitch for the New York Giants under John McGraw. But this is the first time it ever happened to him. He was thumbed out of a game for jawing with the plate umpire —• and his Western League club hadn't even come to bat. HORSE SENSE—Showtime kept cool in blistering Texas heat with the aid of an electric fan before.making an appearance at the Dallas Horse Show. (NBA) SanteeGetsSecond Fastest U. S. Mile LINCOLN, Neb., (AP)) — Wes Santee, a lean running machine from the plains of Kansas, now owns the two fastest miles ever run by an American — achieved in two consecutive starts in a span of 16 days — a remarkable feat. Wes hung up a 4:02.4 in a night meet at Compton, Calif., June 5. That was the fastest an American had ever travelled the distance. by Felix Carney Subscription television (or, pay-as-you-see) for special events is still a hotly debated question, but here's an item on it. The Purdue University opinion panel sent postcards to 100,000 Chicago area TV viewers just before the Marciano-Walcott fight (which was blacked out in that area) asking if the recipient was a fight fan and if he would pay $1 to see a championship fight at home on television. Of that number, 79 percent said they were fight fans ant! 76 per ctnt of these said they would pay to see the fight on their home television screens. Could that be a sign of things to come? Speaking of things to come, we notice that John Crosby, the nationally syndicated television columnist, bears out our statements that color television is not just around the corner. It may be approved by Christmas (even that's not sure), but the color seta won't be in volume production until 1955. And even then, Crosby points out,'color receivers will probably, cost between $750 and $900. Just compare that cost with the price of a good black-and-white set today .. . even of the quality GE sets ifl our display, with the exclusive GE Black Daylite tube for sharper pictures all the time. Stop in and see the new GE today at your servicing dealer, BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO., 109 E. Main St. Phone 3616. practice and the boys will be trying to play both ways. Therefore, we figure one coach can stay with them i perform all the time and teach them both types of play." Read Courier News Classified Ads. summer training. Then last Saturday evening he had a 4:03.7 in the NCAA meet here—the second fastest time. After that Saturday night race Santee expressed a little disappointment that he had missed the magic four minute race and revealed he was some five pounds under his usual weight of 140-45 and "very tired." Interviewed after the meet, he said "the field was simply too crowded to have done any better." Santee, who said he was learn- ng more about his pace, still •hinks he can crack a four-minute uile under right conditions. It could come at the national AAU meet in Dayton, O., this weekend. "After the AAU meet I hope to look on with one of the European .ours," he said. "I have a chance, believe, to join the one that will in Finland, Sweden and Norway." Aftev that, Santee reports to the Marines at Quantico, Va., for New Records Set Wes explained that he ran his Saturday race as planned. He had set out, he said, to run a two- minute first half mile. His time was 2.00.7. He shot into the lead shortly after the third lap got under way and ran by himself after that. He had 3.04 at the three quarters mark. His effort here will doubtless stand for many years as the NCAA record. The old mark was 4:08.3 by Lou Zamperini of Southern California in 1938. Southern California's Sim Iness, Parry O'Brien and Jack Davis, spearheaded the Trojans to the National Collegiate Title. Southern Cal rolled up 80 points to far outdistance Illinois, the Big Ten champ which scored 41 points. Iness threw the discus 190 feet, Vs inches to better the world mark; O'Brien topped the American shot put record at 58 feet, 7U inches and Davis won the low and high hurdles. A GOOD FEELING! Yes, it's a good feeling to know your valuable insurance policies, documents and possessions are in a safe place. Thai's the feeling you have when they're in a Farmers Bank & Trust Co. Safe Deposit Box. Over 800 Safe Deposit Boxes comprise the largest and most modern Safe Deposit Box service between Memphis and St. Louis. We invite you and urge you to make arrangements for this service NOW. The boxes are being rented rapidly. THE FARMERS BANK' ™ SI COMPANY The Oldest Bank In Mississippi County "TIME TRIED - PANIC TESTED' F.I).!.<:.—Slll.illlll K.irh Dtpuslt Mrmbcr Federal Reserve System DrippingwithDough,Yankees Fork Over $25,000 for Miranda Ky HARUV GKAYSOX Mi A Sports Kditur NEW YORK — (NKA) — In baseball, the rich jrel richer and the poor relations sell to stay one step ahead of the sheriff. The affluent Yankees jravo (ho Hrowns 825.000 f o r a .spare for Phil Rizzuto, landing another fine specialist in Guilltrmo Miranda. Competent observers agree there is a no more skillful shortstop in the game. Growth of one bushel of cor» requires 5000 gallons of water. It now might be said that in i Mickey Mantle and Willie Miranda, : the World Champions have the best and poorest switch hitters in the business, although White Sox and Browns who have teamed with the little Cubanola contend he is something more than an All-America out. i Miranda has not yet played two years in the majors and this is bui, his sixth season of organized ball, j Those who know him best OR the Miranda swing from both sides of I the plate, point out that he has not played enough to demonstrate ,'hether he can hit. With Bill Hunt- •r living up to his $100,000 price t«s, _te had absolutely no chance in St. Louis this season. He got in no nore than 77 games, went to bat inly 161 times with the White Sn>: ind Little Brownies last trip, when he bated 211. A fellow named Leo Durocher played 135 games with the Cardinals one year, batting no more than .203. The Yankees have the slugging to carry a weak hitter who te an extraordinary playmaker at shortstop. • * * Billy Martin has demonstrated that he can play shortstop and that goes for Gil McDougald at second base. Highly-regarded vot Andy Care is an extra third baseman. But the New York Americans can afford to have nothing hut top drawer stuff. Rizzuto at 34 and in his 14th blazing season can't be expected to do what he did two and three years ago, and is richly entitled to rest. Casey Stengel will make good use of Miranda in games that are on the safe side, permitting the great Rizzuto to conserve his energy for bat ties that yet have to be won. As remarkable as Rizzuto still is in the !ield, Miranda will Improve the Bombers' defense, and if he re-, sponds to the magic of the unilorm as so many others have, who know. 1 : jut what the Caribbean ball hawk will get on base often enough. » • » Miranda strengthens the strongest bench in the history of the game. Headed for another two million attendance at the Stadium and by 'ar the most magnetic attraction on the road, Webb, Topping and Company have the wherewithal with which to purchase a Mize, Sain, Scarborough, Blackwell and Miranda for insurance. The size of their paychecks is of little or no concern, Johnny Sain, who came back to star a^nin, collects $'J5,000. Johnny Mixe ;;pis the same for goinf; to bat oiv fasionully, EwoJl Blackwell $30,000 tor disappointing, R:iy Scarborough is ;i $l!l).t1l)[) num. Miranda's com i tic i.s in Jinn with day of the 154-game player has passed. Games are won with fresh men. You don't see a Yankee going 0 | for 20, or a Yankee pitcher pitching j when he's tired. i A Loaded is the surest safeguard against complacency. BOB'S ELECTRIC for • Air Conditioning Installation & Serviet • Repair Service • Wiring • Motors Phone 2423 956 E. Main ^^B^t ^^W WBB^' During the 100-day fishing tournament recently concluded In Pucr- .0 Rico, 17 new state fishing records Were established. SL^T/" AMERICA'S LARGEST SELLING KENTUCKY BOURBON... -^ ('W^mm^'fr- 50% Increase In Age... Ho Increase in Price! 3 Still $f|06 S 4?J, only.... Plus State Tax EVERY MELLOW DROP... TOP KENTUCKY BOURBON KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WliisKEY • EVERV DROP 6 YEARS OLD • 86 PROOF . THE STAGG D1ST. CO., FRANKFORT. XT. FOR A PLACE MONEY? Every car owner needs liability Insurance protection. S T A T E FARM MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. actually writes more automobile insurance than any other company in the United States. There must be a reason for this. See your STATE FARM agent now and find out! TOL UCHANAN Agent, State Farm Mutual 815 Illinois Phone 2946 Blytheville

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