The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 30, 1953
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BLYTHEVBUl (ARK.) COURIER KIWI TUESDAY, JW1 M, IfN By J. P. Friend Joycee Catcher Steve McGuIre Wants to Be County Agent If Steve McQuire goes through with his present plans professional baseball will lose a promising recruit, but the tgricultural industry gets an equally prolific farming expert You see, Steve is regular catcher for the Jaycees team In tha Blytheville Little League, but has no designs whatsoever on following the diamond game as a career. Instead, he wants to be a county agent. Steve, who is 12 and the son o Mr. tnd Mrs. Gene McGuirc Yarbro. has the natural equipmen to follow both fields. Despite th fact that this te his first seaso: behind the plate, the Yarbro yout: goes about his catching chores as i he had been doing It for years. He is unusually big and strong to his years, has a powerful, shotgun like arm, and does he hit tha balll In the first four games of th teuon he has pounded out eigh hits in 14 times at bat, and tha •tatisttcally is a robust .571. Wher taken in the light of .300 being an excellent batting figure, you prob »b!y get the idea. While this high plate record i •Ktraordinary in itself, a breakdown of the eight safeties gets us to tin meat in the coconut. Every one ha' been of the clothes line variety- banged squarely on the button—anc exploded as if fired from a higl powered rifle. One sailed for a double, while two rolled so fast and so far by the bewildered Rotary outfielders that he was able to go al •round the four bags with comparative ease. He not only was the first to hit two home runs in a single game,'but is the only one to do so this season. He has bated in seven rum, scored two. Steve's second four master (in the Rotary game last week), carried with It bags (four of 'em) of personal satisfaction. As he came to bat his lest time someone on the Rotarj bench yelled, "we have your number." indicating they knew how to pitch properly to him. As he crossed home plate Steve reminded the heckler of his statement, and with n touch of acidity, to be sure. a • * Stew'« Interest in athletics has been more than passing, it Yarbro he was a candidate for football and basketball. He played second for the Yarbro Coop in the Btytheville "Y'' Midget League, and with a ''fair batting record," he modestly reported. He has a special reason to be particularly keen about baseball. His first cousin. Bob Elliott, currently with the Chicago White Sox, who Hardy's Beats United Life In Bay Window A new entry in the Bay Window Softball League, taking the place of Moose Lodge, opened play with the fat boys yesterday by winning from American United Life Insurance Company H-9. The new team. Hardy's, opened up on United with five and six-run barrages in the second and fourth innnings. They added single tallies in the third, fifth and sixth while rapping losing hurler J. P. Garrott for' 16 safeties. United scored once in the second but could do nothing move until the fifth when they made an effort to recover by crossing the plate four times. They duplicated this effort in the sixth, but the try fell short. Talbert was the winning pitcher is he gave up eight, hits to United. formerly was with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves. New York Giants and St. Louis Browns, before his. recent trade to the Whie Sox Bob. of course, is his ideal and his progress daily is maintained and followed by Steve. Having seen five major league games hasn't hurt his grass-rootec baseball interest either. He saw Washington and the Browns m one contest, and the St. Louis Cardinals four times. * « • . .Yep, Bob Is still his No. 1 basel player, despite the fact that he saw the great Stan Musial tee oif on a couple, ns well as the other Red Bird greats. That Steve plans to be a county agent isn't difficult to understand. His father Is a farmer and the youth has been brought up on the soi.l He probably knows more about fanning than he does anything else. Then, too, Steve's interest has been accentuated by Four-H club work, under the supervision and direction of County Agents Keith Bilbrey and Hcrschel -Carter, who have shown a great interest In the youngster because of his keen enthusiasm in the work, not to mention -his excellence. Steve won the Mississippi County Entomology championship last year. Keith informed me that it had to do with the study of bugs and insects and worms. The year before he tied for insect identification. He served as vice-presiden of the Yarbro Jr. Four H club In 1950-51, and moved up to the president's chair the following year. He has been named as county song leader for 1353. Ethel Johnson, Welch Win Rough Bouts Blytheville mat fans got Ihelr first ook at Negro women wrestlers last night and aparently they liked what hey saw. Before tin estimated 1,500, the argest Memorial Auditorium crowd n more than a year, Ethel Johnson, a lanky Detroiter, out roughed Babs Vingo of New Orleans to claim vic- ory. The bout between the two Negro vomen was one-half of n double nain event cnrd on Promoter Mike Meroney's American Legion wresting program. In the other half veteran Eddie Malone once again was disqualified or rough tactics used against Jack Velch. In the Negro women's bout, Ethel :ohnson came bark to grab tht last two foils after dropping the first to Babs Wingo. On both occasions she used a body straddle to pin her opponent, the first time in six minutes and the second in 11. The Malone-Welch bout was & rough affair with flying fists frequenting the match, Welch took the first fall in eight minutes with a body pin following a spinning arm bar. Malone took the second round in 15 minutes by snapping out of a barrel roll to pin Welch. After nine minutes of the third fall, Malone knocked both Welch and Releree BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn « » •«« - Wliwaukes 41 2 « .»U 1 St. Louis 40 28 ,»8S V, Philadelphia 36 27 .571 t New York 34 32 .815 IV Cicinnati 29 37 .439 13', Chicago 22 43 .338 1» Pittsburgh 21 SO .324 21 & AMERICAN LEAGUE W L New York 46 Cleveland 40 Chicago 41 Boston 3^ Washington 34 Philadelphia 32 St. Louis 26 Detroit 20 Pet. 20 .697 26 .606 GB .594 .531 ll'/i .487 14 .457 18 .361 23 .294 27 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB . 46 34 .. 45 35 Nashville ... Memphis ... Birmingham Atlanta Little Rock . lew Orleans Chattanooga Mobile 34 .575 .563 1 .543 2 .506 5 .486 7 .468 8 .438 10 .438 12'/ 2 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago 6 St. Louis 2 (Only game scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 4 Atlanta 1 Memphis 6 Birmingham' 3' Chattanooga 17 Mobile 2 Nashville 5 New Orleans 2 Today s Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Brooklyn—Friend 2-8) vs Gomez (4-3 Milwaukee at Cincinnati (Y\t— ilddle (3-1) and Surkont '(9-2) vs 'erkowskt (3-6) and Collum (2-2) Chicago at St. Louis—Pollett (2) vs Miller (2-3) AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Detroit—Houtteman 3-7) vs. Garver (6-6) New York at Boston—Reynolds 6-3) vs. McDefmott (8-5) St. Louis at Chicago—Cain (2-3) 5. Pierce (9-3). Washington at Philadelphia—Por- erfield (8-7) vs. Bishop (3-4) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Chattanooga Atlanta at Little Rock Birmingham at Memphis New Orleans at Nashville luvenilesTop bulldogs in > ee \y ee Loop The Juveniles of the Y Pee Wee engue blasted out a 16-8 victory ver the Bulldogs yesterday as the econd week of play tn the eight nd nine-year-old loop began at inth Street Park. Scoring in every inning, the Ju- ?n.iles pounded Bulldog hurler Vyatt tor 15 hHs. Off to an early stnrt with four in he first frame, the Juvelines aaded ne in the second, six in the third, lie each in the fourth and fifth nd three in the sixth. Wicker and Berry, sharing pitch- ng honors for the winners, gave up nly one hit, while the Bulldogs ook advantage 16 walks, two hit otsmen and one error to compile loir runs. You breathe between 10 and. 15 mes a minute, or once in four to x seconds. ill Golden out of the ring and as result he was disqualified. Sports Roundup — New Choices: Cards Indians By GAVLE TALBOT NEW YORK — Anyone who tries seriously to figure out what's going on in the big leagues at this time, much less what might occur before the two races end, is threatened with softening of the brain tissues, but here wb go again. The Yankees are finding out at and traded him away and installed long last what happens to a club, no matter how solid it might be otherwise, when such a great shortstop as Phil Rizzuto begins to slip over the hill. The little Scooter is not a well man, and he has a knee which troubles him. Sure, the champions picked up Willie Miranda as shortstop in- •urance, and the Cuban Is a real good fielder. But over the past week end we saw him wave at one grounder we feel certain Rizzuto would have turned into a double play, and we saw a pop fly bounce off his glove on an important play. Boons Trade Smart Unless, and until, Phil comes back and plays shortstop at something approaching his best form, we are ready to believe that the Yankees are in real trouble and that It Is entirely possible they will eventually be caught and passed, probably by Cleveland. The best thing that could have happened to the Indians was when they finally gave up on Ray Boone George Strickland The decision was make, for Boonc at shortstop, hard one to at times has shown real promise as a hitter whereas Strickland can't hit a lick but the change has made the Tribe a vastly better looking ball club. Although the White Sox also trampled the Yanks and perhaps even softened them up a bit for the Indians, the go-go boys did not quite look like a club that might take it all. Our feeling Is, rather, that in driving his team to 14 victories In its last 16 games Richards has done one of the greatest jobs of managing ever. A!! Western Scries This leaves little space to give you the lowdown on the National League race, and it perhaps is just as well. If we had to make a choice right now, it would be the St. ouis Cardinals. A man very high in the baseball hierarchy- one who must remain neutral for the record— told friends recently the best thing that could hippen to basebsll this year would be an all-Western World Series. Maybe he was being prophetic. And a Boston writer who was in Milwaukee to watch the Braves lose seven straight said he was going right back home to mow the grass at Braves Frield there and generally make ready for the prodigals' return. White Sox Revived; _ $ Talk Pennant Hope High After Winning Road Trip CHICAGO (AP) — The revived Chicago White Sox, victorious in 11 of 13 road games, returned home today and Manager Paul Richards talked hopefully of the American League pennant. Hope was all but dead in the Sox camp when the Comiskey crew left town June 12. The Sox had been losing monotonously and were 13 games behind the New York Yankees—the team that then was winning 18 straight and threatening to make a joke of the pennant race. But something happened abroad. The once-dispirited Southsiders broke out on a rampage in the East and ended their road trip with seven stright wins, including sweeps of three-game series at New York and Boston. The victory string, coupled with a Yankee slump, has put the Sox only 6V- games out of ,he lead. They trail second-place Cleveland, also on the upswing, by alf a game. En route to Chicago for a Com- skey Park game tonight with the St. Louis Browns. Richards cast off lis usual reticence when asked if UP AND OVER—Billy Martin, Yankee second baseman, hurdles Roy Sievers like he w«s playing leap frog getting his throw away io (list after fSrcing the Browns' runner at second. (NBA) Arkansas Sportettes Pro and Con on 1953 Arkansas Open Ruling By CARL BELL LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Some Arkansas golf profes- ionals are beefing because the State Open Tournament has could win the pennant, and been thrown open this year to guys like Byron Nelson, Dutch said: "Why not?" "The race isn't half over .yet 6!£ games behind." Harrison and Pete Fleming. Normally these top - notchers would not be eligible for the Arkansas Open inasmuch as they do not live and work in Arkansas. and we're only elaborated. Used Good Breaks On the first trip East in the I However, they used to labor In the alter half of May I went on record j state, so they can play under 1953 hat the Yankees could be beaten Open rules. f their big three pitchers—Allie Reynolds, Vic Raschi .and Ed Lo- iat—began to fade or if something lappened to either Phil Rizzuto or Yogi Berva. "Well, it begins to appear that ther time is coming -to our aid. Rizzuto is hampered by an injury nd the big three have begun to putter. "I don't care how many other >ltchers Casey Stengel has. He •on't win the pennant with pltch- rs like Jim McDonald, Bob Ku- nva, Tom Gorman, Ray Scarborugh and Ewell Biackwell. "Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat ave to do it. If they falter, Ca- ey's in trouble. "Besides, the Yankees used up lot of good breaks and good asebail in their 18-game winning treak. The percentage seems to e catching up with them." Tennis Star Operates Bakery On the Side TORONTO (^)—One of Europe's woman sporte stars who now lives in Toronto combines baking with her athletic activities. She is Mrs. HlUe Doleschell, an attractive blonde from Vienna who has some 30 championships to her credit. She won 10 tennis .titles in her native Austria and represented her country four times at Wimbledon. Twice Mrs. Doleschell won the Hungarian International Tennis Cup and one year took the Czech International Tennis Cup. The Doleschells came to Canada in 1951. They brought some machinery, know-how about baking and a special European coffee - making technique. They now have three bakery shops here and Mrs. Doleschell delivers the goods to the two branches herself from the main store where 'the baking is done. Hllde is a real all-around athletic champ. Back in 1941 she won the German International Skiing Cup In Vienna in 1951 she won top honors in-women's harness racing. Now she devotes most of her ath- eltlc attention to tennis. During one Nelson has accepted an invitation. Dutch and Pete may follow suit. Apparently the dissenters feel their chances of talcing first money in the Arkansas Open, which amounts to only about $300, would be jeopardized by the presence of "name" pros from out-of-state. That's quite likely . Not Coming For Money Ed Ackerbloom, pro at Little Rock's War Memorial Park, sees the participation of Nelson, Harrison, Fleming differently. "Those guys won't come to the Arkansas Open for the prize money. It simply doesn't amount to enough." Ackerbloom argues. "If they come, it'll be to help out the home state boys. Think of the boost they can give the Arkansas Open in publicity and increased attendance." And the State Open certainly needs something to attract jhore week—in between driving a truck and running the bake shops—she managed to defeat 18 other net contenders. On the final day she just had time to score a quick 6-3, 6-2, triumph, pick up her trophy and get back to the baking business. attention. Arkansas pros, for the most part, are strictly stay-at-home gents who devote their full time to running their clubs and giving golf lessons. They don't play on the tournament trail. Many of them don't even get to play regularly at home because of the press of' the duties for which they are paid. Consequently, they aren't top drawing cards for the fans. Need More Interest The need for increasing interest on the part of the fans may have been one' motive for revival of the Arkansas Cup Matches in conjunction with the Open. They help attract more of the better amateurs to the Open. Nelson hasn't been a tournament campaigner in years. His game undoubtedly is less sharp than it used to be. But you can bet your trusty putter the Arkansas Open at Texarkana July 14-16 will break an attendance record if he shows up. Same applies for Harrison, who still is a regular on the tournament trail It may cost the home press a little prize dough. But it could build their tournament into something far better for the future. Braves, Yanks Seek Smiles By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sporti Writer The slump-ridden Milwaukee Braves and New York Yankees packed up their troubles in their old kit bags an4 hit the road today hunting for something to smile about. # # * The two clubs, deep in their Jong, est losing streaks of the year, misplaced their winning touch In their own bally&rds and they were hoping a change of scenery would make a radical difference. The Yankees went to Boston for three games starting tonight. The Braves headed for Cincinnati, where they open a three-game stand with & twilight-night twin bill tonight. Both teams have dropped seven straight. But because of the tight National League pennant race the sudden blackslide has proved considerably more costly to the immediate standing of the Braves than to the Yankees. Milwaukee skidded from first place, which it held by 2'/ 2 games over Brooklyn, to second—a full game behind the Dodgers. The Yankees, of course, are still in first place—by six games. That's a bigger margin than they've held at the end of the last four seasons when they won pennants, but it represents a loss of 5'/2 games of their lead over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Musial Stopped The Yankees are so much off form that they can't win on the exhibition circuit either. Before New York's largest. crowd of the season, 56,136, the world champions ,vere overpowered fay Brooklyn, 9-0, last night. In the only regular game played in either league, the lowly Chicago Cubs stopped the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2, on the six-hit pitching of Lefty Paul Minner. The third-place Cardinals had : igured to gain half a game on the idle Braves and Dodgers but Minner kept them well under con- ;rol and didn't yield' a run until Bay Jablonski homered with the :iases empty in the eighth. The loss put the Cards 2^ games jack of Brooklyn and l l /a behind Milwaukee. Eddie Miksis and Prank Baum- \olts contributed home runs to the 10-hit Chicago attack against loser Joe Presko, Mike Clart and Ed Erautt. Minner handcuffed Stan Musial, stopping The Man's hitting streak at 10 games. Aconcagua, an extinct volcano in the Andes, is the highest volcanic peak in the western hemisphere. It has an altitude of 22,834 feet. Top Ranking Pacer Dies DETROIT (/P)—Dr. Stanton co- holder of the Yonkers Raceway mark of 2:02 last year, dropped'dead after a workout at Hazel Park here. The 12-year old gelding had won $170,000, third highest among pacers. Dr. Stanton was a real bargain. His owner-driver W. L. Frazier bought him for only $500. Card Bats Throttled; Cubs Win Minner Limits Redbirds To Six Hits By The Associated Press The Chicago Cubs, picking up their runs a few at a time, spoiled the St. Louis Cardinals bid to move within a game and a half of the league-leading Brooklyn Dodgers last night at Busch Stadium with a 6-2 decision over the Redbirds. It was a perfect opportunity for the Cards to pick up ground—all other clubs were idle. But except for Ray Jablonski's eight inning homer and a ninth-frame Uvo-bag- ger by Red Schoendienst the Redbird hitting was below the par of recent games and they now rest two and a half games behind the Dodgers and one and a half back of second-place Milwaukee. Lefty Paul Minner limited the Birds to six hits while bis mates were tagging St. Louis pitchers Joe Presko, Mike Clark and Ed Erautt for 10 safeties. Semi-Pros Beat Browna The Cubs scored twice in the fifth and sixth innings and single runs in the fourth and seventh. Eddie Miksis started the damage to Presko with a fourth-inning four-bagger. In the fifth Frankie Baumholtz also homered. Jablonski's homer was the first hit off Minner after the third In. ning. In the ninth Solly Hemus beat out an infield hit, took third on Schoendieiist's two - bagger and scored on a long fly by Stan Musial. Schoendienst became the first major leaguer to break into the 100-hit class this season with a first-inning single. The semi-pro North American Vans of Port Wayne, Ind., defeated the Browns T-4 in a night exhibition game at Port Wayne. Read Courier News .Classified Adi. RHEUMATIC PAIN? KIDNEY-BLADDER IRRITATION? Mevntahi VolUyWaMr hat b««« («camcA«nd- | •d for fh»un>otrc pain I .nd kidn.y-bladd« | Irritation for ov«r 75 / r*on b«oawM : •* Mpt u, / Ud SooHM m*Xr; Adams Appliance Co. Inc. RICHARDSON'S Cash Grocery Corner of 5th & Main Born 173 years ago. still way ahead for quality and flavor! •Born with the Republic...173 years ago (1780). lames E. 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