The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 2, 1953
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THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1959 PAGE SEVEN By J. P. Friend What's in a (Nick)Name? Ball Players Always Have Them Boys and nicknames, like ham and eggs, or hot dogs and Mustard — good old American traditions — just naturally •?o together. And the youngsters performing in the Little League are no exceptions. Most all of 'em have some extra special slang handle tacked on them by their buddies, as- jwciates, or even parents, and some are dillies, as revealed 'Airing early season play. * The Lions Club and the Shrine :ltlb seem to have come up with the most original different from the run-of-the-mill typos of "Bill" for William; "Johnny" for John; "Jerry" for Gerald, etc. They call Joe Bratcher ,ace Lion hurler, "Jersey Joe." William Edward Simmons has been adorned wltfi "B'.irv!"Kid" Lewis Matins is wn as !.ulu. ,71m Holifield, a Jlond, came ui for the natural "Cotton Tcp.", Jim Killett gets the ca!!. of "Skillett," while half-pint Jerry Hill goes by the name of "Cue B?. r . or 8-Ball." The others run according to the normal pattern, "Frahkie" Alford; "Larry" Fitzgerald; "Danny" Morris; "Billy" Nelson; "Jess" Raspberry, "Charley"., and "Tommy" Seay, all Lions. The Shriners didn't take long to tack '"Diz" on their No. 1 pitcher, Billy Haney, while Jack Renfvo, recently injured in" a traffic accident, s known as "Showboat." Jesse Tay- Lor comes in for "Handsome," while 3e Giftln is tagged with "Griff." Phyllis Garner \vith "Phil;" Larrj" Whittle with "Whit," and Billy jambert, "Little Lambert" Then here are "Bob" Dallas, "Jimmy" Pugh; 'Russ' Smith, "Fisher," for J. B. Fisher; 'Mac" or "Phil" for Phillip McDermott, and "J. A. Tharpe. Coach Jack Drbke is responsible for Jerry Hodges "Jerk" monicker, and quite by accident, when he first oo kover the Hotary club he heard the fellows call the cutie third baseman, "Jerry." It sounded just like hey were saying "Jerk." So, he tarted calling him "Jerk," and it tuck ,but good! "Jerk" doesn't seem to mind, either. Lyriwood Craig is Fatso,' 'and Lewis Garner goes by Shorty." Tex Turner is "Tex." but | :hat's part of his name, Tex Autry 'urner, and he isn't from the Lone Star state, either. He is Elythe'-'ilie- lorn. The other Rotes inherited the sual shorts for their first names, Al" Jarrett, "Billy" Ross, "Bobby" Smith; 'Ron' or Ronny Huey; Alvis [arris; "Jerry' Coleman; "Lcnden- ie" for Jimmy Lendennie." The Kiwanis Club boasts five un- suals. Larry Burgeson is known as Red," and it's no small wonder. * ild Rhodes gets "Dusty," a common handle for ball players named Rhodes and it dates back from yonder, whenever that was. Don lings has been tabbed "The Cat," mainly for his fielding prowess. Bobby Jacques, a tremendous prospect at the tender age of only nine, Cincinnati Pinch Runner Hits Homer PITTSBURGH W) — Ever hear of a pinch runner hitting a home run? It happened this way when Cincinnati scored eight runs in the ninth inning to beat the Pirates, 15-7. Johnny Temple, reserve second baseman for the Redlegs, entered the game in the ninth when ran for Andy Seminick. He came to bat later in the some inning <-:th a man on base and smacked a lliorr.3 run. He scored twice -that inning. His place in the lineup was 'then taken by catcher Hobey Landrail in the last of the ninth. is "Frenchy," no puzzle a: to the reason. Don Tinker has drawn "Butch." Included among the other Kiwanis are: "Jimmy" Marshall; J L. Austin, "Jimmy" Bruce; "Jerry" Palsgrove; "Cure" for Harding Cure; John McDowell, and "Jerry" Lendennie. Only four members of the American Legion have drawn unorthodox nicknames. William Boyd, strangely enough is not known as "Hopalong," but "Mike." Douglas Dorris has been Dipped short to "Doug." Jerry •Jounsavall, alert little catcher, is called "Monk," while Sterling Cook goes by "Cookie." Harvey Flowers is "Flowers" to his mates; Giynn Dale Howard, 'Glynn;" Billy Sam Handley, "Handley;" Burley white, "Burley;" "Billy" Hatch; Rickey Dedman, "Rick;" Wayne O'Bannon, "OBannon;" "Johnny" Plunkett, 'Bobby" Peek, and 'Don' Bunch. The Jaycees have not varied too much from the regular nicknames. Charles R. Cobb is called. 'Red' obviously; Jerry Willlford goes by "Willie," and only recently "Slats," because of his splinter-like tall form. John Story is "Dean;" Otto Boyett, "Ott." or "Boyett." The others are routine: "Sonny' Elledge; "Steve" McGuire; "Gene" Swaner; 'Larry" Courtney; Jimmy Kelley (what, not Spike?)"; "Freddy' White; "Billy" Sooner; "Bob 1 Sweet. The kids are having a lot of good, clean, wholesome fun calling their buddies names. The recipients like it, too. Foursome Shoots 15 Under Par WESTBDRY, N. Y. .W)—Promoters of four-ball golf tournaments could do no better if they arranged a match Involving former. National Oper champions Dr. Gary Middel- coff and Lloyd Mangrum and Claude Harmon and Ted Kroll. Here are the scores for this four- pome in the second round of the recen' Round Robin at Meadow Brook: Middlecoff, a course record 64; Mangrum 65; Kroil 67 and Harmon 89 Par for the exclusive course is 70. "It was the best mass foursome ft* < I f * I** 8 ! f l^jS BAREFOOT BOY—Ernie Shelton didn't throw a shoe. The Southern California star, shown at Ann Arbor. Mich clearing t feet 9'/4 inches to win the Big 10-Pacific Coast Conference meet high jump, uses only one. (NEA) , Osceo/o Little League Plays Wynne Tonight Tonight at 8:00 the Oeceola, Little Leaguers will play host to the Wynne Yellowjackets at Hale Field. The Tribe will be shooting for their sev- nth league win of the season against our setbacks. At the conclusion of ast week's games in the Noftheast Arkansas Little League, Osceola's i-4 record was good enough for hird place in the standings. Due to a last minute cancellati&n ;he Osceola team was idle Tuesday night. They were scheduled to play larrisburg there but the Harrisburg team left for St. Louis to watch .wo days of major league baseball. The game will be played at a later date. In their last encounter with the Yellowjackets the Mississippi Coun- y team lost a 7-2 decision with Jer•y "Little Well" Weldon doing the hunking. Tonight Coach Bill Beall will shove Ed "Big Well" Weldon gainst the Wynne contingent hop- ng to revenge the early season de- eat and also to get back in the win olumn. In their last game Osceola was defeated by Marked Tree. Probable starters for the Osceola earn will be: Ray Mann, Jr.. catch- Ed Weldon, pitcher; Jerry Hall, irst base; Stan Sanders of Mark Veiss, second base; Billy Bobbins, hortstop; Jack Morse, third base; Logan Young, left field; Jerry Welon, centerfield; and Ray Adcock, ight field. !ve ever seen on a good golf course," former PGA champion Jim Ferrier, an Australian playing out of San Francisco. "The greens were just damp mough to judge putts well," says ormer Open champ Byron Nelson. The Gulf Stream, which flows around it, keeps the Arctic port of Murmansk, Soviet Russia, ice-free all year. Loes: Typical .Screwball By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sporti Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — William Joseph Loes is the latest of a long line of baseball players who belong only in Brooklyn. And the Dodgers' pitching has been as unpredictable as the lean and sandy-haired kid born and raised a half-hour from Ebbetts Field. brainy catcher. "Roy calls (or the pitch I'm think- Billy Loes didn't report for a game he was to, pitch at the Polo Grounds one afternoon because he thought it was going to rain. He blew the sixth game of the World Series last fall by losing o ground ball in the sun. He balked in the same inning when he dropped the ball while standing in the box. He stole a base, later explaining, "I just saw nobody was watch- in' me, so I ran to second and got there ahead of anbody. Nobody told me to do it." Young Loes was quoted «s having picked the Yankees in six games. Checked on it, he said, "I never said that. I told that guy they would win in seven." At the Vero Beach training base this past spring, Loes 6aid, "Nobody here will win over 15 games." After whitewashing the Phillies with six hits, he revised his estimate. "Guess you better make it 17," he said. Roy Campanella is pleased to know that Loes considers him ...since 1894 The Sign off Fine Bourbon The next tim» you buy bourbon think of changing for the better- ask for Holler's 89. ing of nine out of 10 times," says Loes. "That makes him pretty smart in my book." Loes was chosen by the New York When Branch Rickey looked at Loes at Ebbets Field before forking over a $21,000 bonus, he had the boy throw the ball to the plate with the palm of his hand held upward. "The old guy wasn't so dumb," , World-Telegram and Sun as the said Loes. "That's a terrific test of most valuable schoolboy player, control. chose to take a trip west with the Giants because "Leo Durocher was a good enough manager." Larry Jansen, a 20-game winner, gave the lad some advice. "Jansen? I forgot more than he ever knew," cracked the youngster. • Loes pitched the Astoria, Long Island, Cubs into the State Kiwanis League final, played at Yankee Stadium before a regular night game, struck out 6 in a game cut to seven innings when the-.Yankees had to take the field. "The way I was going," he told his manager, Bill Penney, "I could have stayed right there with them and done the same." The bartering of the smooth Rickey and the fresh, gruff and ungrammatical Loes was something to hear. "I want to talk about nothin' except how much money you're going to pay me," said Loes. Billy had his father ready when Rickey turned to Gus Loes with, "Now isn't it dangerous to give one so young $25,000? Wouldn't it be safer to have him take $10,000 and play in Brooklyn?' ' "No spik English and no understand beizbol," replied Pop Loes. Loes has an answer for everything, including being knocked from the box. "At least I know It's the best play- Heovyweight Track Star SALIDA, Colo. (IP) — John Bayuk is a big boy who can get out and go. The 210?pound Saltda High youngster set a new Class A shotput record of 43 feet 10 inches this year at the state high school track meet. He also ran on the 880-yard and mile relay teams. ers in the world doing it to me," ho says. "I ain't getting beat by no bums." Billy Loes is carrying out all ths fine old traditions of Ebbets Field. SfSAI WttDS tWAf WITH ATLACIDE THE SAFE! CHlOIATi KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, BERMUDA GRASS, and many other grasses and weeds. Destroys weed root* . . . prevents regrowth. In convenient powder form; easy to mix for use <as a spray. E. C. ROBINSON vsrael Holds Olympics TEL AVIV (ff) — Sportsmen and women of the Hebrew faith from 27 countries have been invited to participate in the Fourth Maccabiah (Israrl Olympic Games) to be held | here in September. Among the \ events will be foobtall, basketball, handball, volleyball, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, boxing, wrestling, | weight-lifting, fencing, cycling, shooting, bowling and swimming. The athletes will stay at a special "Maccabi Village" to be erected near the Ramtit Onn stadium, the scene of the major com. petitions. TV and RAQiO SERVICE Irons and Small Appliances Repaired Sonny Mothis ADAMS APPLIANCE CO. 20« W Main Ph. 2011 BLYTHEVILLE FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS 11th CONSECUTIVE DIVIDEND AT THE RATE OF 0 SAFE SAVINGS! PER ANNUM, SIX YEARS of GROWTH Parts and Supplied for All Cars, Trucks : and Tractors II o i. »; s .V 1, E — in 2 ways 1) All accounts up on $10,000.00 insured by an •& Agency of the U, S. Government. 2) Blytheville Federal's funds are invested in well-secured first mortgages, mostly to your neighbors on Blytheville homes. 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