The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 23, 1953
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PAGE SIX BI-YTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, .TUNE 23, 1953 Arousing Giants Move Into Busch Stadium By PEN I'HLKOAK Associated Tress Sports Writer I eo Durocher's reluctant Giants finally exhibiting sifrns of arousing from their spring doldrums, move in on the St. Louis Cardinals tonight for their second straight showdown series with a first division club. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W 41 38 36 32 30 22 Milwaukee ... Brooklyn St. Louis Philadelphia .. New York .... Cincinnati — Chicago Pittsburgh New York .. Cleveland ... Chicago Boston Washinggon . Philadelphia St. Louis Detroit U,.'1U L 20 23 24 24 30 36 38 45 EAG L H 24 28 29 31 34 44 45 UI'j Pet. .672 .623 .600 .571 .500 .379 .345 .318 UE Pet. .767 .5S3 .556 .547 .508 .460 .323 .262 G.B. — 3 4'i B'i 10' ', IT/2 19!i 221 :, G.B. — 10'i 12':. 13 " 15'i 18 'T 27 'i 30! i Keene, Malone Play Rough; AreDisquallfied Eddie Malone and Charlie K.VCIIP played a bit too rough last ni^hl and ys a rrMilt thr-y \YPJT (ii.^qunliftcti in the tag match main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Referee Joe McCai'ty awarded the , , victory to Jack Welch and Lee i ^ . h V,?,?°" SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville Birmingham Memphis — Atlanta New Orleans Littlb Bock .. Mobile Chattanooga \V 41 41 39 38 30 33 31 29 IV t. GI .562 — .554 i: .54!) 1 .528 2',i .493 5 ' .485 5!i .41!) 10',: .408 11 tack on the ring ofTk-inl who was trying to restrain him fro mchok- In« Welch who substituted fur Jimmy Siksny in last night's bout,. The bout went but tv/o falls; it was one of the nut-host .^een IH.TC in recent weeks. Malunn and Keene launched n sava»e n.slic attack against Fields and Welch curly and continued throughout the bout. Fields and Welch won Uie first fall in. 12 minutes when Fu-Icls d«- fe.'itcd Malonp willi a (OP hold. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago B Brooklyn 4 St. Louis 6 Pittsburgh 3 (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 5-5 Washington 2-2 (Only games scheduled). SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 6 Chattanooga 3 Birmingham 4 Little Rock 3 Memphis 14 Atlanta 5 Nashville 2 Mobile 1 (11 innings) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh nt Milwaukee—LaPalme (3-1) vs Spahn (8-1) Brooklyn at Cincinnati—Loes (8- S) vs Podblelan (4-8) Philadelphia at Chicago —Roberts (11-4) vs Rush (4-6) New York at St. Louis—Koslo (17) vs Haddix (8-3) Malone and Krone came buck to capture the wccind round with Keeiio beating Fields in It) minutes with body slams ;mcl n pin. In the two one-fa 11 preliminary bouts elch was awarded a WtJecision over Malone in 10 minutr-.s mid Fields defeated Keene in 12. -fr Flushed with success after gain- n>y two victories and a tie out of a tour-game series with the league- lending- Milwaukee Braves the New Yorkers have a chance to prove to their faithful followers that even yet they may fulfill pre-season predic- fions, Leo's tads generally were picked to finish no worse than third. But most of their battling so far has been to keep up to the .500 mark and some whore within striking distance of first division. Durocner has switched his lineup so much he already has qualified for a master's degree in juggling, back to one of his old reliable formulas in an attempt Vs'lic"^*!- ! to wn il } ' nf? thirtl-plucf Cards. He's sending lefty Dave Koslo to the mound. For several years Koslo has been no mystery to the other clubs ! but he has baffled the Red Birds ! l reguinrly. This season his magic | j has been missing. He's tried twice ! j and lulled against St. Louis, but j he won a game in Cincinnati last i week. j Cubs Club Brooks j If Leo can get by with him to! night, he will know there's hope I for his club vet. Assignment: Lift/t League Little Leaguers Developing Fast By J. P. FKIEND If tlio kids develop as fast in proportionately in tlicir next seven games na in the first three games, Little League fans are in for a (lilly of n nice from here on out. [earn The development all over the loop has been little short of miraculous. The mechanics of the game have Larry Fit/herald, Lions Club, has an edge over the other shortstops. He covers a lot of ground with a nalr of sure hands, and can powder Ihat pellet. Bobby (Frenchy) Jacnues, Kiwanis. is not far behind afield. Jerry fjerk) Hodse is a cutie at rhird for Rotary looks like ho micht go places. He is improving at the Peek, Legion, also appear to know what to do when balls come their 'A'ay Joe Bralcher, Lions: Don Stall- mgs. Kiwanis; and Glynn Dale Howard, Legion; are thi? surest fielding pitchers. Tre call Stalling "The Cat". Could apply to the other pair, as well. Wilson Has Lead In Softball Loop Wilson took the lend In South Missco sof tLa 11 loop last nicht knocking Grider out of a tic for the front position with a 12-1 victory. The winners levelled on the pitches of losing Grider hwler. Bill Baker, for 13 hits including home runs by Bill Yatcs. J. Busscy and H. CisscLI. Grider's only tally came on a home run by Dticlos. Wayne. Bussey. Wilson Imrlor, allowed Grider only six other -safeties. AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at Washington—Cain (1-3) vs Byrne.(2-1) Detroit at Philadelphia—Gromek (1-1) vs Pricano (4-J) Chicago at New York—Trucks (5-4) vs McDonald (3-2) Cleveland at Boston (2)—Garcia (8-4) and Chakales (0-0) vs Nixon (3-1) and McDermott (1-5) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville at Mobile Memphis at Atlanta Little Rock at Birmingham Chattanooga at New Orleans Duke University's grid coach Bill Murray is a member of the American Football Coaches' Committee on Ethics. Lost Night's Fights By The Assnci.'ilcd Press Brooklj'n — Carmine Fiorc. Hfi^i, Brooklyn, dcdsioned Joey Klein, 147'.= , Now York. 10. Miami, Ph.— Cnsillu. HI. Blur- Island Hrcct. 147, Whitn Plains, N. Y. 9. Chicago— Norman Webb. 141). Clit- caco dedfiiowd Bobby Jarvis, Chicago, 8. Nature Limits Rabbits COLDMBUS. o. (/PI — Only one ot every 10 rnbbits born this spring will live until the fall hunting sen- son, snys R. K. Davis at Ohio State U. He claims Unit natural controls that keep rabbits from overrunning the earth are too efficient. "There are no* enough r.ibbits left by fall to provide sufficient sport for Ohio's million hunters.' ' The Giants will tae meeting St. Louis during one of the Cardinals' better periods. In the current home stand the Cards have won six out of seven including n 6-3 verdict ovnr Pittsburgh last night. Brooklyn continued its miserable Western trip with a 9-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs while in the American League the off-and-on Cleveland Indians won a pair of 5-2 contests from the Washington Sprinters. The rest of the clubs in both leagues had the day off. The Dodgers' loss shoved them three full games behind the Braves and left them only n game and a half in front of the Cardinals. Cleveland trails the New York Yankees by W/ 2 games. Stalcy Gets Tenth Gerry Stnley joined the so - far select group of 10-game winners us he checked the Pirates on eight hits. Enos Slaughter drove in three runs with a double and another one with a single. The tremendous home run threat the Cubs were hoping for when i they bought Ralph Kiner to team with Hank Saner worked out in the best story-book fashion aguinst the Dodgers. Frank Bnumholtz and Dee Fondy singled in the fourth and Kiner delivered them with his 15th homer into the left field seats. The crowd was still cheering ns Sauer promptly parked his 10th circuit blast into the same section. For a change the Indians cor.*- HG. bincd timely hitting with competent pitching to win two games in n row. Bobby Feller and Bob Lemon both went the distance. His teammates backed Feller with a 1-1-hit, attack in the first game and Lemon started n home run barrage ngainst Walt Masterson that won the second. Lemon. Dale Mitchell and Larry Doby all homered in the sixth inn- ins, breaking a string of 22 score- loss innings by Mnsterson. Doby also hit one in the first game. Blytheville Best Racer Wins A Blytheville boat racing enthusiast, Ralph Johnson, holder of one world hydro-plane record, added another win to his string at Little ' Hock's Willmv Beach Sunday. ] Johnson took first pin re in one j Class A event for modified hydro- ' planes with 15 cubic inch motors, in the races sponsored by the Little Rock Boat Club. In the other race entered by Johnson with the same motor in the runabout class, he finished in i second place to garner a total of j 700 points for the day in National I Outboard Association scoring. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Ted Lepdo, infiekler fnv the Boston Red Sox, is a graduate of Seton Hall University. Sports Roundup — Talbot'i Viewing By GAYLE TAUtOT NEW YORK (AP) — We feel it is necessary to bring the nation's vast new television audience along slowly and carefully, and as self-appointed counsellor to the sports section of the nation-wide group we shall from time to time attempt to answer certain puzzling q u e s- tions and in general smooth the way. For instance, from the comments we have heard there seems to be some confusion nmong UIOKC who witnessed (.lie middleweight fight between Bobo Olson and Paddy Young the other night here lions of fans now who never previously saw any horse except One of the things not understand, for the fact that ;i Ihe fjins example, pood, steady rain in the Garden. That is, the parlor i in the course'of an nftornuon may j customers claim that wiiat (hey j actually m;\ke a ivack faster Uvan j saw didn't jibe with what they i it Would have bren if the sun had I heard. . j remained out. They want to know j They say they saw Olson belting j how come the announcer says the I Young all over the ring and rais- j track is fast when they, can see I ing welts on his features, while ! the watov coming clown with their' at the same lime the commentator was assuring them that Bobo was slapping Paddy with open gloves and wasn't hurting him much. really. Our advice in such a case as own eyes. The case in point was the running of the Belmont Stakes here on a recent Saturday. Native Dancer won u from Jamie K. in the remarkable lime of 2:28.(5 for this is to hitch up a little closer j the mile and one-half, only two- to the screen and sharply reduce fifths of a second off tho record the volume of sound. That should even things up. Rain Confuses A second group which appears to be having some trouble since the coaxial cable ran amock is the horse-racing audience. Those responsible for picturing the big Saturday stake events must be made aware that they have mil- for the 85-year-old event. Although screens in millions of homes glistened with moisture and everyone at Belmont plainly was soaked, they called the racing strip "fast." Some thought this gave Alf Vanderhilt's colt less than full credit for his great arhirvrmont. .lust Enough \Viilrr Not nt nil, says our horsfl-racing agent. The fellow' who's going to "call" the track knows it's raining, all right,, but he's more interested in the times made in the preliminary races. On Belmont day he saw a number of average nags whom he knew personally come bouncing down in near-record time just before the big nice was run. He knew then that just the right amount of water was on the track to make the horses love it. Two races after the Belmont, incidentally, as the rain continued. to pelt down, ths track was officially described as "sloppy." That's second best. After that come "good," "heavy," and, finally, "mudcty." been sharpened and improved. Plays that were all fouled up earlier are being clicked off with precision and finesse. The youngsters are showing more poise, a distinction that usually accompanies experience. The attitude towards the game has heightened, as indicated by the constant! piate right alon^ chatter, words of encouragement, j Outfielders v.-io can catch fly and all-round conduct on and oil! balls, and more especially stop the field. In short, the kids are be- j ground balls, are pretty scarce. Don ginning to look and act like ball I Bunch, the Legion peewee, is a good players, and that's a healthy sk;n j judge. So is Tex Turner, Rotary, for the game and the league, and a | Danny Morris, Lions, and Bobby tribute to the coaches svho are giving of their time — often at a monetary cost in business — that these boys may share some of their experiences and get the benefit of tneir baseball knowledge. Interest Spreads Another wholesome sign is thn fellows are thinking in terms of (loin? the right thing, basebally. Since our scoring booth is adjacent to the visitor's bench we have been able to catch these questions pertaining to correct plays. "Is that the way you said to do it, coarh?" Or, "Should I have tossed to second base underhanded instead of overhand?'" . "I'm sorry, coach, I forgot to do us you said on those fly balls. I'll try to watch it next time, because it is easier to come in on a fly than try to go back. I found out the hard way." . . . It is even spreading down to the bat boys and girl — yes, there is a lassie shagging bats for the Lions Club, Jenny Wren McCalla, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Farris MrCfi!lfi Harmnn Taylor,, who with Roland (Skeeter* Bishop, guides the destinies of the undefeated Loins, has mentioned several times of questions popped to him on baseball procedure by little Miss Jenny Wren, who woud glive anything if she were permitted to play, instead of looking after the equipment for the boys. And, judging from her mannerisms, she probably could do as well, if not a whole lot better than some who are holding down regular playing positions. John McDowell, one-half of the Kiwanis' coaching staff of McDowell, and the Rev. James Rainwater, said his young son, Jimmy, who will be six next week, asked him point blank if a certain play that came up during a Kiwanis' game should have been done that way. Show Proper Respect The kids are always pulling some wise cracks, or making cute remarks. But one of the cutest was credited to young Jimmy McDowell, the Kiwanis bat boy. Since the weather has been so extremely hot the coaches have been warning the boys about drinking too much water. They require them to get permission before going to the water faucet. H was during the second game and upon completion of their turn in the field that the Kiwanis team, almost to a player, ask?d to go get a drink of water, which was granted, of course. As they all broke for the hydrant, little Jimmy sided up to his dart, wiggled his pant legs a con- pie of times rmd with the earnestness of a Philadelphia lawyer, nsked, "Say, coach, may I go get a drink, too?" Kids Are Impressive While most of the youngsters are doing very fine jobs, several sparkle more brilliantly than others. Among the catchers, Steve McGuire, Jaycees, appears to be in a class by himself. A big, sturdy youngster with good shoulders and neck, Steve has all the necessary physical qualities of fl good receiver. He throws very well, handes the pitcher with considerable savvy beyond his years, and hits the ball hard. Most of his base hits have been the clothes line type and well smacked. Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall, Legion powerhouse, is developing rapidly; can hit pretty good, too. Jimmy Bruce, Kiwanis first sacker, is a slick fielder but hasn't measured up ns a hitter. He has a hitch In his throwing that may be corrected. Doug Dorris, the Legion Uvewire who missde last week be- cp.use of a severe spike wound received during a game at Osceola, is a good glove artist; seems to get a big; kick out of every putout. Jesse Taylor, Shrine, Jimmy Killett, Lions Club, head a list of good fielding second basemen. Both are good elubsters, too. Charles (Red) Cobb, Jaycees, is awkward but comes up with good plays. Osceola LL Plays Tyronza Indians Hold Third Place In NEA Circuit After a three game home stand the Osrpnla Little Leaguers go on the road for a Tuesday afternoon rrwino at Tyronza whepe they will be looking to improve their third place standing with a 5-3 record. A win over Tyronza would move them up to the second place slot at least until the Tuesday night games are played. This past week the Osceola team lost a 16-9 game to West Memphis and won a 22-4 game against Cherry VaUev. In an exhibition game with the Blytheville American Le- yion Little Leaguers the Papooses slu'jj5fd out a 17-3 win. The Blythe- vii)-> -<~"rr f 'ola tilt was broadcast as rime of the day." marking Osceola's Little game was broad- Monmouth Park's hurdle season will start on Ju}.y H and continue through July 31. Leading races of that period will include the M.1U- t\vo baggers give him a tie with Bil- suminer Hurdle Handicap ana the j ly Robbins and his two triples tie the first time i Le;tqtte history a cast. In their last, meeting with Tyronza the .Csceola entry in the Northr-ast Arkansas Little League won [.heir first, game of the season ranking Tyronza to a tune of 11-5 The bsrenla-Cherry Valley game was plaved to the largest crowd ever to watch a Little League game in Csceola indicating the South Mis- si^sippi County city ha? decided Little League baseball might be .something worth watching after all. After nine games, including -the exhibition with Blytheville, the official averages of Osceola players arc: Ed Weldon, short stop—pitcher, is the leading hitter having hit safely Uvemy-two times in thirty-six times at the plate for a phenomenal .611 average. Ed also lends the team in runs scored with sixteen and runs batted in with nineteen. His three Little Mo Defends Tennis Title Today By TOM OCIIII/ntEE WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Maureen (Little Mo) Connolly — holder of four of the world's women's tennis titles — opens defense of her Wimbledon crown on the famed center court today. This second day of the tournament marked beginning play in women's singles. Also scheduled were men's doubles and three mixed double matches. Miss Connolly—the head bobbing, intent little shot maker from Snn Diego—was rated as the big crowd draw of the day. This 18-year old girl is regarded as almost a sure thing to win the Wimbledon title again. Her opponent today was Dot Killian of South Africa, a virtual unknown. Yesterday's opening of the 67th Wimbledon saw the play in men's singles go almost entirely according to the book. Only one seeded player, Mervyn Rose of Australia, lost as much as a set. Late in the day, after every other match was finished. Rose defeated B. Kirshnan of India, 8-6, 6-4. 4-6, 6-1. The only big surprise of the day was registered by Hugh Steward, a big Los Angeles player with a steaming overhead game. Stewart, new to international competition, defeated Tony Mottram. No. 1 British Davis CSupper from London, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6. 6-3. 6-4. Vic Seixas of Philadelphia, Gard- Maureen Connolly nar Mullov of Coral Gables, Pla., Art Larsen. the lefthander from San Lenadro. Calif., advanced without too much difficulty. mound, the eleven year old player, has won four of five games and has struck out forty- fourmen in thirty- eight innings pitched. Jerry Hill, centerfielder, is pouncl- ng the ball at a .417 clip. The third leading hitter for the team is Catcher Hay Mann, Jr. who slipped to a .333 mark after being held hitless in five trips to the platter against Cherry Valley. Spring Maiden Hurdle Handicap. | him up with Ray Mann, Jr. On the | Mann still leads In tne defensive department having committed only two errors in eighty-four chances. Jack Morse, third sacker, has a .323 average followed by Jerry Weidon, ten-year-old pitcher and first baseman, who has a .296 mace mark. Billy Bobbins (.281). Logan Young (.259), Ray Adcock (.231) and Stan Sanders (.200) round out the averages of the starting lineup which Coach Bill Beall expects to start against Tyronza. MATCH THIS WHISKEY VALUE-IF YOU CAN! Jack Egan, captain of Florida State University's tennis team, is a tennis instructor in the Ocala (Fla.) Recreation Department. Ray Jablonski of the Cardinals led the Carolina League in five departments in 1951. He topped the loop in hitting, runs-batted-in, home runs, hits and doubles. BOB'S ELECTRIC for 0 Air ConditioniiiR Installation & Service • Repair Service • Wiring • Motors Phone 2423 956 E. Main ECHO SPRING KENTUCKY BOURBON gives you quality, age and value unsurpassed by any leading whiskey at no increase in price ONLY $ 4i Plus sales tax $3.06 PINT ECHO spume BISIILIINC mm, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY etread the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnett, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phont 8612

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