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PAGE SIX m.YTHEVtr.T.K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNK 24, Stan's Bat Sings Happy Song for Warm Cards By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer It finally got hot enough in St. Louis for the Cardinals to catch fire and the Word was out to the rest of the National League today to start looking for an extinguish.?!-. The Cards last senior-circuit club to win a World Series, have taken s e v o n out of eight games since coming home a week ago yesterday to bt greeted by 100-degi-ee temperatures. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL I.KAGt'K W I. IVt. «.» Now Y.'ik AM! 1UCAN l.KAGX'K They roared through the Brooklyn Dodgers for three straight, added three out of four from Pittsburgh and last night greeted the New York Giants with a seven-run barrage in the first inning that carried them to a 15-8 triumph. One of the happiest things from * St. Louis viewpoint about the winning splurge has been the heavy hitting of Stan (The Man) Musial. Hampered all spring by his most prolonged slump since coming to the majors, Musial finally seems to have found his eye. He's blasted • five doubles, a home run and seven singles in 30 ilmes at bat for a .433 pace on the home stand. His over-all average has risen from a mere .251 to .274 and he has bstted in nine runs to increase his total from a puny 27 to an improving 36. Hiddirt Ninth Win Hsrvey Haddix went all the way on the mound last night for his ninth victory, even though the Giants got to him for 11 hits and eight runs. In winning the cards moved within a half a game of the slumping second-place Brooklyn Dodgers, who lost, 3-2, to Cincinnati on Grady Hatton's pinch-hit home run, and to within 3Y 2 games of league- leading Milwaukee. The Braves got a beautiful two- hit pitching job from Warren Spahn but . lost, 1-0, to the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates. Robin Roberts won his 12th game as he pitched the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 decision over Chicago. Sox. The Chlcagoans scored six runs in the fifth. Alllc Reynolds absorbed most of the punishment for his third loss. Paige Snuffs Rally At Boston the Red Sox took the afternoon game by scoring two runs in the eighth inning on what apparently was going to be an easily caught fly ball. The wind caught the fly and converted it into ft triple for Dick Gerriert, Bob Chakales lost a five-hit pitching duel to Maury McDormott In the night game on Boiling's double. Gromek, making his first start for Detroit since beimr traded by Cleveland, struck out throe nt Philadelphia and walked nobody, nob Nieman homered in the third with one aboard to pin '.he third loss on rookie M.irion Fnrane. Satchel Paige snuffed out a ninth- inning Washington rally to snve the Browns' victory over the Senators for sinner Rob Cain. Moore 8-5 Favorite To Retain Crown Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 6 Chicago 1 Pittsburgh 1 Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 15 New York 8 Cmcu::!att 3 Brooklyn 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detro:: 5 Philadelphia 0 Boston fi-2 Cloveand 4-1 (second game 10 mnincfl back the world light heavyweight championship he lost j chi.-aco n. NCU- York 3. St. Louis 4 Washington 3 OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Cleveland Joty Maxim steps ! into the ring tonight confident that he will pu!l an upset and i to Archie Moore of California last December. Split Season And All-Star Game for LL The betting odds favor Moore, the 36-year-old veteran from San Diego, by a reported 8-5 In their scheduled 15-round rematch in Utah's first title bout of any description. The critics, although none too sure of themselves, generally picked ancient Archie to duplicate the victory he scored seven months ago in St. Louis, his native city. "This time Maxim didn't have to shed 40 pounds to get down to 175, like lie did at St. Louis," his man- In the American League the first j nger Jack Kearns declared. "He has place New York Yankees increased their lead over Cleveland to 11 games although they lost 11-3 to Chicago in one of their worst showings of the year. Cleveland dropped a day-night pair in Boston, 6-4, and 2-1. The night game ran 10 innings before Milt Boiling doubled home the winning run with two out. Browns Edge Xats St. Louis edged Washington. 4-3, «nd Detroit's Steve Gromek whitewashed the Philadelphia Athletics on four hits. 5-0. The Dodgers, getting good pilch- ing from Billy Loes, were breezing along with a one-run lend until the ninth when Hatton delivered with a man on base. ..Spabn.. lost., his. heartbreaker when Carlos Bernier sliced a single the second Pittsburgh hit. with two men on base in the eighth. Bob Hall pitched the shutout. The. Yankee defense fell apart lor four errors, three of them in the liftii inning, against the White been training easily for weeks and trimming down from about 187 didn't weaken him. He's as strong as when he knocked out the British champion, Freddie Mills in London." On TV Moore approached the fight srem- Ingly as confident and calm us Maxim. He has much less weight problem than Joey, and both seemed to have come along In excellent style in the higher altitude and. until the past few days, cool weather. The temperature may be up over 85 in Ogden's open a!r municipal stadium when the two climb Into the ring at 9 p.m. lEST). The fight will be televised on the CBS network, with the Mountain States area blacked out. There will be no radio broadcast. Bob Porterfleld. pitcher for the Washington Senators, was born Erwin Coolidge Porterfleld. His father nicknamed him six. "Bob" at the age of SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmincham 11 Little Rock 5 Memphis 8 Atlanta 5 Mobile 7 Nashville 6 Chattanooga 6 New Orleans 1 Blythevllle's Little League season will be divided into two sections with an nil-star came at mid-season and a little world series at the conclusion of the year's play, it \vfls decided by the league commission at A meeting yesterday. The all-star game, to he played July 4, will pit a squad chosen by the coaches against the winner of the first hall play which ends July Toe/ay's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh at ^lihvaukee—Face (2-0) vs. Buhl ' 5-3) Brooklyn nt Cincinnati—Meyer (5-3) vs. Smith (5-0) New York at St. Louis—Maglie (4-4i vs. Mlzell i7-2>. Philadelphia at Chicago—Drews (4-5) vs. Minner (3-8) WHAT IS m —Sydney Walker looks like something from an- j other planet dressed in football armor and stiff-arming an Aus| tralian as he is tackled by another. Using 13 men, touring American All-Stars are playing under Rugby rules for the first time. They are to discard gridiron togs for Rugby attire. (NEA) Kell Tops Arkansas' iig League Players By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Just about any way you look | at it this year, George Kell is Arkansas' No. 1 citizen base- balhvise. The sturdy gent from Swifton, now alternating between third base and the outfield for the Red Sox, is batting a robust .320. That, of course, isn't George's peak, but along with his stick average he is leading the American Leagut in doubles with 18. A5IERICAN LEAGUE Louis at Washington—Littlefield (3-61 or Lanier (0-1) va. Por- Blytheville's World Series playoff j terfield 18-6) will bring together the winners of the first and second halves of the season. United Life Beats Mead's in BW American United Life Insurance j Company pounded Mead's Clothiers j for a 14-2 win in Bay Window Softball piny yesterday. Two five-run innings were featured in United's bombardment of Mead hurler Chllds who gave up 16 hitts to the winners. Including homers by Lutes and Fisher. Garrott. hurling for the victors, gave up nine safeties. Detroit at Philadelphia—Garver (5-6) vs. Bishop (3-3) Chicago tit. New York—Rogovin (2-9) vs. McDonald (3-2) Cleveland at Boston—Wynn (5-5) vs. Grissom (2-5) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham at Mobile Atlanta at New Orleans Chattanooga at Memphis (Only Games Scheduled) Qualifying for CC Golf Match Starts Sports Roundup — Women's Golf Comes of Age By G&YLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Women's golf will come officially of age tomorrow when the nation's leading amateurs and professionals begin play at Rochester in the first open championship sponsored by the U. S. Golf Association. There isn't much left now for professional women athletes to conquer, only weight-lifting and pig- sticking being apparently beyond Qualifying for the BlythevIHe Country Club golf championship be' gins this week 'and wiU continue until July 5, club, pro Paul Farrington announced today. The match play tourney will begin the following week with the first match to be played by July 12. Last year's club champion, Johnny BuKlck of Monette. will defend his title, Farrinpton said. Kell long has been recognized as • the top third baseman in the game. 1 A back ailment — not helped by j bending over to pick up hot j grounders — prompted him to asfc for a trial in the outfield this summer. The new position proved no obstacle to his defensive play and right now he's one of the • lenders in the junior circuit All- j Star team voting as a left fielder. • * * " Arkansas Is well represented at third base in the National League, too. The Cubs' Ransom Jackson, a native of Little Rock and later a resident of Helena, had — at last official count — eight home runs and 20 runs batted in to go with his .281 batting: average, Jackson, by the way, is (he only man ev?r to win football letters at three different Southwest Conference schools. World War Two made his feat possible. He made j the Grade first at the University ' of Arkansas. Then, the Navy got him and sent him back to school, first at Texas Christian, next at (he University of Texas. He held down a first string backfield job at each school, • * * In pitching Lefty Ed Lopat of the Yanks, who makes his ivinter home in Little Rock, is far and away the top Arkansan in the majors with eight victories and no defeats. Teammate Johnny Sain, from Belleville, Ark,, is next in their reach. There have been, we believe, seven so-called women's opens before this one, but they had no real standing and will not be found in the record book. This one will, because the U. S. G. A., given time, finally made up its mind. The general belief is that the 72-hole test, with its suitable cash prize for the low-scoring lady .pro, will turn into a benefit for Louise Suggs, the girl from Carroll ton, Ga., who has succeeded Babe Zaharias as the greatest golfer of her sex and, at 29, appears destined to go on and prove herself the greatest ever. Set Record Last Year All of a sudden, it seems, there is no girl capable of really challenging the slim star from Bobby Jones' state, Louise has gone away from them, just as Ben Hogan went away .from the men, by consistently shooting a brand of golf which scarcely could have been imagined even a decade ago. With the more famous Babe sidelined by her operation, Miss Suggs won the recent Weathervane cross- country tournament by the vast margin of 11 strokes. She just finished polishing off Patty Berg by s and 5 in the final of the Women's Western Open at Atlanta, winning her fourth title in that event. In last year's unofficial "open" at the Bala Club in Philadelphia the slight Georgia girl set a women's record of 284 strokes for 72 holes which might not be equalled for a long time. Her rounds were 70-69-70-75, and we , still contend it wasn't possible. The best four-round score the fabulous Mrs. Zaharias ever shot was 288. Turned Pro in 1948 So far this year Louise has won $15,766 in prize money. Since she turned pro .in 1948 alter winning both the American and British amateur crowns ?he has won some $45,000, so if you have a daughter .who likes the game don't discourage her. Because she does not exactly sparkle with color, Louise has received less publicity than several of her golfing sisters and has had to come up strictly on her ability to hit an iron shot. It took Louise several years after she turned pro to get her game anywhere near its present precision. .In fact, we note that up to two and three years ago she still was shooting between 300 and 310 in most tournaments. Under the steady tutelage of her father, she finally has passed her field. The odds are against her being caught during the next three days. 23 Year Mark Toppled LARAMIE, Wyo. (ffs — A mark that had stood for 23 years was erased when Wyoming's Paul Carlin ran the 880 in 1:54.8 at the Skyline Conference track and field meet. Jack Squires of Utah set the old record of 155,2 in 1930. FOR RENT MOVIE CAMERAS and PROJECTORS All New Kodak Equipment Offered in a Large Selection BARNEYS DRUG STORE 2006 W. Main Phone 3647 George Kell, third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, tied a major league record by playing 157 games at third base in 1950. Rotary Leaves JCs in Cellar The Rotary Club ended its victory famine and simultaneously quit the Little League cellar by defeating the Jaycees, 13-10, yesterday, but had quite a scare before putting the win in the bag. line with a 7-2 record. The veteran Preacher Roe of Hardy isn't having too good a year with the Dodgers. He's won three, lost two. When Kell is at his old third base stand, Gene Stephens of Gravette, Ark., usually is in left field for the Red Sox. And an infrequent relief hurler for the Boston Americans is their one-time meal ticket, Ellis Kinder of Atkins. Another reliever from Arkansas is Martin Stuart of Paragould, now with the Browns. * » * Sherman Lollar, the White Sox j catcher from Fayetteville, has cooled off somewhat from his torrtd start this season. He is, however, still batting .276, has hit six homers and has driven in 21 runs. Loilar ranks second only to the Yanks' Yogi Berra in the American League All-Star voting on catchers. Berra's batting average is some 30 points lower than Lollar's, though. Ed McGhee of Jonesboro has latched onto the regular center- fielding job for the Athletics with a bat mark of .278. He's knocked in 15 tallies. Little Rock winter resident Carl Sawatski, Southern Association' home run king while with Nash-; ville, has been relegated to a reserve catching assignment with the Cubs behind former Cardinal Star \ Joe Garagiola. Trailing by nine runs at their la?t turn at bat. the Jaycees staged a stirring rally that netted six runs on five hits, including a triple by Ch&rlcs (Bed) Cobb and Steve McGuire's second home run, but it ran out of gas with a runner on third and three runs short of a tie. It was a free-hitting battle, featuring extra base blows, that kept the extra large crowd in an uproar most of the time. Three home runs, tsree triples, and a double were lifted in the 20 safeties, which were divided at 10 each. McGuire and Billy Ross. Rotary shortstop, stole the offensive show. Steve blasted two for the maximum distance in four tries, drving in four runs. Ross had a perfec 3-tfor3. a single, triple and home run which recounted for five runs. He scored tree times himself. Tex Torner iele- brated his elevation in the batting order by collecting a double am" triple and dented the rubber thrice. Jerry (Jerk) Hodge singled in a run on his lone official time at bat. walked three times, ant scored forr runs. 10-Run Lead Gene Swaner. Jaycee first baseman, hunted safel ytwice and singled sharply for a 3-4 chart. Winning pitcher Curt Branscum chipped in with two one baggers in four. The Rotes built up a 10-run lead in the first three innings and it was a good thing. Jerry (lats) Williford, who opened on the firing line for the Jaycees. was in a generous mood, walking fohr of the first five tatters befor teurning the pitching chores over to Sonny Elledge, who went the rest of the way. though taeged rather lustily in the first three rounds. Ronnie Huey, Hodge, Ross and Alvle Jarrett drew walks in the first. Huey scoring. Jerry Coleman was a strikeout victim but Branscum kept the pot boiling with a single past short, scoring Hodge. Jimmy Lendennie blasted one to center counting Ross and Jarrett, before Bobby Westbrook was called out on strikes. The Rotes kept up their attack with three more in the second. Swaner mode n nice play on Huey's fcul as a starter but Turner slammed a three bagger that he made by digging around the bases. Hodge strolled again and Ross sent them both in with a long triple that fast fielding kept from being a home run. He scored on a fielder's choice. Swaner's first safe bunt, a wild pitch and Huey's belated and low throw attempting to catch the runner at third accounted for the first Jaycee tally in the second. Rotary got it back with triple Interest in the third. With two down Turner doubled, Hodge was given a third free ticket and Ross cleaned the bags with a home run drive that carried almost to the cotton patch in right field, one o£ the longest of the season. The Jaycees • caught up a little slack in their half of the inning with a pair. Elledge was safe when Westbrook dropped his towering fly after apparently having caught It. McGuire rapped his first homer. Rally Stopped Short Both teams scored in the fourth, Jerry Coleman counting for the Rotary on Branscum's infield out to second, and Otto Boyett scoring on Coleman's bobble of Cobb's dribbler. The second double play of the season came in the top of the fifth when the Rotes scored two more then knocked off for the afternoon. Wilfliord gobbled up Turner's smash uiceyl then spoiled the fine play by throwing the ball away, the runner moving down to second on tho overthrow to first. Hodge's single scored Turner. "Jerk" raced to third on Ross' one bagger and counted as Jarrett rolled to first. Ross thought that three were out and stepped off the bag after Wicker hauled in Coleman's pop and was doubled. Larry Courtney opened the final rally with a walk. Cobb cracked a triple to left but was out trying to stretch it into a homer. Elledge singled, McGuire chased him in with his second round tripper. Huey dropped Coleman's throw on Wiili- ford's grounder. A wild pitch moved "Slats" up and he raced home on Swaner's blow. Wicker fanned 'but Bob Sweet walked. James Kelley singled to center, and three runs came in when Turner overran the ball in his hurry to field it. Courtney ended the orgy by fanning. The box score: ROTART CLUB AB H 30 Huey, Ib Turner, cf Hodge, 3b Ross, ss Jarrett, c Coleman, 2b Branscum, p Lendennie. If Westbiook, rf King, rf Totals 4 1 3 3 4 4 3 2 1 28 JAYCEES AB H '41 31 3 1 4 2 3 1 PO A 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 10 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 10 Courtney, cf Cobb. 2b Elledge, 3b-p McGuire. c ' Williford, p-3b Swaner, Ib -4 3 Wicker, ss 4 0 Boyette, rf 10 x Sweet, rf 10 Kelley, If 41 Totals 31 10 x Walked for Boyett in 5th. Score by innings: Rotary Club 443 120 - 13 Jaycees 012 106 - 10 PO 0 2 0 7 0 7 2 0 0 0 18 The sixth TISGA Junior Amateur Championship will have 48 Qualifying sections, six in the majors. 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