The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 13, 1953 · Page 10
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FACE TEN Braves Pound Cards Into Fourth Place BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS By ED AP Sports Writer Ask almost any National League manager what he thinks of the Milwaukee Braves and he'll shake his head in wonderment and tell you they should have folded long ago. They'll tell you the Braves still wijl fold, but with the season more than half over, they don't say so with the same finality they used a month ago. , was all over but th When the Braves lost thre games In a row to the Brookly Dodgers late last month, the detractors thought they ha cracked good and never woul recover. Then early this month they fell 3 l /z games behind th Dodgers, and again me exper BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 50 31 .617 Milwauke 49 33 .598 I'/i Philadelphia .... 45 34 .570 4 St. Louis 46 35 .568 4 New York 43 37 .538614 Cincinnati 37 46 .446 14 Chicago 30 50 .375 19>/ 2 Pittsburgh 27 61 .3072614 (No games scheduled Monday) AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB New York 56 Chicago 52 Cleveland 48 Boston 47 Washington 42 Philadelphia .... 34 St. Louis 31 Detroit 27 (No games scheduled .683 .619 5 .578 8 .547 .500 15 .400 23 .360 27 .321 30 Monday) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION ..." W..L.. Pct..GB. Nashville 54 38 .587 —. Atlanta 48 41 .539 4 Memphis 49 44 .527 6V4 Birmingham .. .49 44 .527 5'/ 2 Little Rock ... .43 45 .489 9 New Orleani ..43 50 .462 11J4 Chattanooga. ... 43 SJ .453 12'/ 2 Mobile 38 63 .418 15'/ 2 Yttitrday's Resultt NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 4 New York 3 (10 in-1 Kings) Fhiladelpht» 6-6 Pittsburgh 4-5 Cincinnati 7-7 Chicago 4-3 Milwaukee 1 40-St. Louis 1-1 AMERICAN LEAGUE Ifew York 6 Washington S Chicago 14-3 Cleveland 3-1 Boston -1 Philadelphia 5-4 Detroit 8-» St. Louis 7-J •OOTHEKN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 10 Mobile S Memphii 8-6 Nashville 7-B Little Hoek 9-6 Chattanooga 6-4 Birmingham l-( New Orleans Today'* Games SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Mobile Memphis at Little Rock Chattanooga at Nashville (Only games scheduled) Story of Hero Has Sad Ending FRANKFURT, Germany— Here 1 the story of Edgar Basel ,a boyish lltle German accused of letting fame go to hie head. In Helsinki last summer, 21-year- old Basel fought his way to the flyweight finals In Olympic boxing. He lost the title bout to America's Nate Brooks, but his courage won him the admiration of his countrymen and he returned to a grand welcome. The annual poll of German sports writers named him Germany's No. 1 amateur athlete of 1952. He was awarded sports' highest award, the Silver Oakleaf. But gradually Basel got into difficulties. For weeks he failed to show up for training at his club. He appeared in poor condition for international fights and was accused of breaking training. Early in March the amateur boxing association of his home state of Baden - Wuerttemberg banned him from public appearances for two months. The same sports writers who had praised him last year now severely panned the little fellow. "It looks like another case of a fine athlete j who can't stand honors and publicity," one commented. At first Basel refused to talk about his troubles. Finally he came out with an angry reply. He claimed he had ben hampered by injured hands and complained his trainer hac| insisted on his fighting when he was not physically fit. Basel threatened to transfer to another boxing club unless he got a public apology from an official of his club who criticized him. figured it shouting. Yet, today, the Braves are ju? a game and a half behind tli Brooks and creating more hois than any dead Indian should. The St. Louis Cardinals had good opportunity yesterday to hel bury Charley Grimm's tomahawk slingers and they- succeeded onlj in digging a grave for theniselve The Braves won a double-heade Tom the Cards 10-1 and 4-3 and cnocked the Redblrds right into fourth place. Phils Move The Philadelphia Phillies took over third place by whacking the lelpless Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 and •5. In other games, the Dodgers urned back the New York Giants -3, and the Cincinnati Redlegs won wo games from the Chicago Cubs -4 and 7-3. In the American League the New fork Yankees whipped the Wash- jigton Senators 6-5 but saw their ead sliced to five games when ie Chicago White Sox mauled the leveland Indians twice, 14-2 and •1. Boston and Philadelphia split double-header, the Red Sox •Inning the first 0-5 and the A's second 4-1. The Detroit Tigers on the first game of their twin II with the St. Louis Browns 8-7, ut the Brownies took the second beating Ralph Branca, making s first American League start. The Braves mode things easy fo Johnny Antpnelli . to notch hi eighth victory of the year In th first game by slugging five Cardi nal pltchera for 17 hits .includin a grand slam home run by Ei Mathews. Cards Lose Lead The nightcap, though, was a dlf ferent story. The Cards scored toee runs in the fifth and Don diddle had to be rescued by Bob Buhl, who held the Cards at bay while his mates were notching the tying and winning runs in the seventh. The.double triumph enabled the Braves to shave a half game olf the Dodgers' lead. The Brooks themselves snapped an eight-game winning streak of the Giants when they scored a run off relief ace Hoyt Wilhelm in the bottom of the 10th inning. With the bases loaded, Wilhelm passed Bobby Morgan to force in the winning run. Billy Cox had tied it for Chuck Dressen's operatives with a home run In the ninth with one on. Robin Roberts hurled the Phillies to their first-game triumph for his 14th victory of the year, while Bob Miller and Steve Rldzik tossed the nightcap. The defeat was the Pirates' loth In a row. MONDAY, JTJLY 18, 1998 New Support Seen for Veec/c CINCINNATI (AP) — Bill Veeck's-plan to move his St. Louis Browns' franchise appears to have gained new support 2nd Round ins In CC Tourney Top Flight Follows Form In First Week DON'T LET BLOOMERS FOOL YOU—Italian football—soccer to you—players play « rugged fame m I lorcnce. The striped bloomers have been traditional for 600 years.' The prize is «• white cow, symbolic of prosperity. (NEA) Sports Roundup — We'di Agrees to September Match. Between and La Starza By JACK HAND For Gaylc Talbot A/egro Women Return to Mat Show Monday Babs Wingo and Ethel Johnson, the two Negro women wrestlers who made a big hit with Bly- •hevllle wrestling fans here two weeks ago, return tonight to do jattle on the American Legion's Memorial Auditorium wrestling Medalist James Terry and ther favorites got by first round opponents in the Blytheville Country Club golf tournament last week to make the championship flight run about as expected going into NEW YORK (AP) — Rocky Marciano has decided to fight again this year and will defend his world heavyweight title against Roland La Starza in New York, preferably at Yankee Stadium in late September. Rocky never has had any reluctance to defend, of course. Al V/eill, his manager who manipulates the strings, preferred to take his time before he allowed himself to be persuaded by Jim Norris, who runs the International Boxing Club chain store. the second week. round play this Second round matches must be played by Sunday, July 19, pro Paul Farrington said. In the Championship flight Terry defeated Leech 4-3; Stockton beat Gee, Jr., by default; Guard beat Bill Affllck, 5-4; Slick Coleman defeated Graham, 5-4; Hubbard beat. Whitworth, 1 up on the 19th hole; McWaters beat Crlgger, 6-5; Wll- lams beat McClue 3-1; Kldd beat jinti, 3-2. First Plighl^Councllle beat H. W. Hnines, 1 up; Porter beat Hudson, 3-2; Beasley beat Adams by de- ault; Lynch beat Regenolti, 1 up; Stickmon defeated Pollard, 1 up; Knudsen defeated Thomas, 1 up 19th hole; Charles AfTlick de- eated Hoke, 4-3; E. B. Gee, Sr., defeated Whitis, 1 up. Second flight-Don Coleman de- eated Johnson, 2 up; Huffman beat Still, Jr., 4-3; Jacobs defeat- d Seymour, 1 up; Stevens defeated leorge Hubbard, Sr., 1 up; Parr 3eat Langston, 5-3; Becker beat Babs Wingo . But his suspension still stood. And his once promising career remains In doubt. rd. The two Negro women will square off in one of the two main event bouts lined up by Promoter Mike Meroney. In the other Lee Fields is scheduled to take on Rube Wright in a grudge bout. The two Negro women became the first of their race to perform here last week. And because of the hit they made, Promoter Meroney decided to bring them back this week. In their first appearance here Ethel Johnson took the decision from Babs Wingo In a rough and tumble mutch. The first bout Is scheduled for 8:15. iene Still, Sr., 2-1; Rushing defeat- d Goodman 7-5; Wagner defeated -I. A. Haines, 5-3. Third .flight—Anderson defeated tley, 4-3; Craig defeated Hays, 1 p; Caldwell defeated Branson, 2-1; Moore defeated White, 6-4. Second round pairings follow; Championship FHjfht Terry vs. Stockton; Guard vs. Coleman; Hubbard vs. McWaters; Williams vs. Kldd. Championship Consolation Leech vs. E. B. Gee, Jr.; Bill Af- fllck vs. Graham; Whitworth vs. Crigger; McClue vs. Lent). First Fllfht Councille vs. Porter; Beasley vs. Lynch; Stickmon vs. Knudsen; Welll also picked the opponent, as Is his privilege under New York state rules, at least, as long as it was a legitimate challenger. Rocky still had several months to go before the six-month rule would force him to defend Only in such a case can the New York commission insist on a specific challenger. Although the National Boxing Association went on record once or twice with a recommendation that La Starza fight Ezzard Charles fo rthe right to a title shot, there never has been any hint that New York's Bob Chrlstenberry would try to force such a match. Thus Charles is left on the outside looking in. The best he can , nope for is a crack at Marciano next summer if Rocky doesn't ose the title to La Starza. In the meantime, Philadelphia promoters are trying to make a Charles-Harold Johnson match for Connie Mack Stadium. All Set tot Signing The La Starza-Marclano match Is all set for the signing, unless some last-minute hitch arises when Weill sits down for a final conference with Norris and Jimmy DeAngelo, La Starza's manager. Charles most certainly will be title, lost it and then failed to win it back in a spiritless performance against Jersey Joe Walcott. Still, he has ben blazing hot for the past year, showing the fire he lacked when champion. The gamblers will make La Star- za. a 3-1 underdog against Rocky and that's probably about right. Roland, a former New York City College student, is a good boxer with plenty of moxie. He can punch a little but nothing like Marciano. The American League discussed* Veeck's problem at length in it meeting yesterday and there wer< indication's that a new attempt to .ble consideration. They turned down Veeck's attempt to shift the Browns to Baltimore last March by a 5-2 vote. A league spokesman declined to elaborate except to say that the St. Louis situation had been discussed. However, Frank Lane, general manager of the Chicago White Sox, said that the outlook for the Brownie shift appeared to be more favorable than ever. Sympathetic "All I can say is this," he said. The owners looked upon Bill's plight in St. Louis with a great deal of sympathy. I have no way of knowing whether they would give approval but I think he could jet more votes than he did last March." Lane was one of the two club officials to cast his vote in favor of the transfer at the Tampa meeting. Cleveland cast the other fa- favorable ballot. Asked whether any specific reference was made to Baltimore as the sight for a possible shift of the Browns, Lane said. "No city was officially mentioned. Any city with a population of more than 500.000 thinks it is capable of becoming a major league town." Veeck declined to discuss his fu- steaming mad about his plight. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if there is an open break between the Charles camp and the IBC. Ezzy had his chance, won the Sammy Baugh Retires After 17 Pro Grid Years By HERB ALTSCHULL WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins got out their football yearbook today and for the first time in 17 years, the big name was missing. For, at long last, Sammy Charles Affllck vs. E. B. Gee, Sr. First Flight Consolatinn H. W. Haines vs. Hudson; Adams vs. Regenqld; Pollard vs. Thomas; Hoke vs. Whitis. Second Flight Don Coleman vs. Huffman; Jacobs vs. Stevenss; Farr vs. Becker; Rushing vs. Wagner. Second Fllffht Consolation Johnson vs. Gene Still, Jr.; Seymour vs. George Hubbard, Sr.; Langston vs. Gene Still, Sr.; Goodman vs. H. A. Haines. Third FII E ht I Anderson vs. Craig; Caldwell vs. Moores. White Sox Now Yanks' Greatest Protagonists Baugh has retired. No. 33 from Texas Christian built up practicaly every passing record in the National Football League In his. 16 years with the Redskins, and with his depnrtu an era of Washington football hi tory comes to an end. He had been with the club eve since it set up shop in Washingto throwing 3,016 pro football passe and completing 1,709 of them 22,085 yards and 187 touchdown Each of those figures is a leagu record. Dismal Season Even with Baugh's departure Washington's eternally optimisti club owner, George Preston Mar shall, said he sees great thin, ahead for his pennant-starve team, maybe even its first div: sional title since 1945. Once the terrors of the league the Redskins managed to win bu 4 league games in 12 tries las season to wind up last in the cir cuit's Eastern Divisions. But that does not daunt Marshall "We were improving all the time last year," he said, "and we've added a lot of topflight backs." Among them he singled out Pau By JERRY LISKA CHICAGO (ffl — The Chicago White Sox now seem to be the lew York Yankees' chief challen- ers in the American League pen- lant race. Even Pale Hose boss 'aul Richards admits It. Richards could afford to be ex- lansive after the second-spot Sox wice trounced third-place Cleve- •tnd H-2 and 3-1 yesterday before "•omiskey Park's largest day crowd f the season, 43.419. "1 think we have enough balance nd pitching help to make a good un for the money," Richards Bald. The lean Sox pilot is especially charged up over the performance of Virgil (Fire) Trucks, the Detroit Tiger and St. Louis Brown castoff who has won five straight for Chicago. "We had to find i couple of front-line pitchers to stay In the race and Trucks has been a God- send," said Richards who is just about soured on Saul Rogovin as a starter. Trucks won yesterday's finale, 3-0, with a isix-hit performance, although he needed help with one out in the ninth from Sox ace Billy Pierce. Richards also admits he may have an antidote for the collapsing Rogovin (t-10), not to mention the struggling Joe ppbson (5-5), in 21- year-old Mike Pornieles who won yesterday's opening 14-2 walk- away. Fornieles now has a 7-2 record and Trucks 10-4, including his efforts at St.Louis before he came to the Sox In mid June. Although overshadowed by the recent collapse of the Yankees, the surge of the White Sox has been terrific. They have won 25 of their 31 games since June 13. Hays Store Phone 3001 We Delirer High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash .. Layer Pcllell . Esrg Pellets .. Chick Starter . 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"All I'm going to say right now is that we're going to finish the season in St. Louis," he said. "As for next year, we'll just have to wait and see.' Travs Dump Lookouts To Seventh Rocks Win Last Five Games Joe Dobson, pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, established an American League record for huri- ers by playing 156 games and handling 153 chances before making his first major league error. Clyde Volmer of the Washington Senators hit a homer on the 'irst pitch to him in his initial :lme at bat In a major league •ame, May 31, 1942. He was with ;incinnati then. Poor Food Habits Brings Old Age RALEIGH m — Are you eating your way to an early old age? Age cnn't always be measured in birthdays says Miss Virginia Wilson, State College Extension nutritionist. Scientists today agree that much of what is regarded as aging may actually be signs ol poor food habits, she says. Dr. Edward J. Stieglitz, an authority on the science of aging, says that what you eat between the ages of 40 and 60 helps .decide your health in later years. Many of the 'old age" diseases of the heart, arteries, kidneys and joints find their beginning during the middle age period The right foods in the right amounts are important «ids in slowing up these old age symptoms. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Super Chicken Sought DAVIS, Calif. (/P)—Poultry scientists at the University of California agricultural experiment station think it may be possible to develop a whole flock; of chickens that will lay double A grade eggs. They are in the process of breaklsg out and testing nearly 17,000 eggs In their search for this pullet of the future. By MERCER BAILET Associated Press Sports Writer Chattanooga's victory express, derailed by the surging Little Rock Travelers, moves .0 Nashville tonight in an ef- :ort to get rolling again. Until the Lookouts visited Little Rock for a 6-game series, they vere making motions toward the irst division. / But the Travelers banked tha Lookouts' fire in short order, winning the last five games of the eries. The defending champions ell from a tie for fifth, 9>/ 2 games >ut of first, to seventh, 12'/ 2 games! iff the pace. Little Rock used the series to ilimb into fifth place. The Travs combined effective Itching and distance hitting to weep a Sunday dbubleheader from the Lookouts, 9-6 and 6-4. Ralph Atkins contributed two homers, double and a single and five RBIs. Hal Simpson also homered in each game. Eddie March held the Lookouts to nine hits in the opener and Jim Bunning scattered eight in the 7-inning nightcap. Atlanta moved to within four and a half games of front-running Nashville by dropping Mobile, 106; the Vols split with Memphis, winning 9-6 after losing the opener, 8-7, and Birmingham and New Orleans split, the Barons taking the first game, 1-0, and the Pels the second, 9-5. Memphis and Birmingham maintained their tie for third and New Orleans replaced Chattanooga in sixth place. Little League Standings Club Shrine Lions . Kiteanis Legion Rotary Jaycees W . 1 . 1 . 1 . 0 , 0 . 0 Pet 1.000 1.000 ! 1.000 .000 ! .000 [ .000 This Week's Games * Tuesday . .. Shrine vs. Jaycees Wednesday . . . Lions vs. Legion Thursday . . . Kiwanis vs. Rotary Gene Woodling of the Yankees won the batting title in every minor league in which he played • • • I CHICK SALE We have a limited supply of 10-week-old Purina-fed started pullets that we are offering at a bargain price. W« also have some lire fryers 2Vi to 3 pounds average we are offering at 35 C These brooder-raised chicks have been raised on PURINA FEED and have never been on the ground. FEEDERS SUPPLY CO. 513 E. Main Phona 3441 •v.v.v.w.v%w. by Felix Carney built around Danny Thomas, is convinced it has one of the hottest prospects of next season in its folds. . . Governor Shivvers of Texas vetoed a bill which would have banned TV sets in the front seats of automobiles! . . . There'll be a new "Martin Kane, Private Eye." Following William Gargan, Lloyd Nolan and Lee Tracy in the role, Hollywood star Mark Stevens will play one of TV's oldest private detective roles. The show will have a new format for the new star. You can >e sure of having that "new look" from your ailing TV set when our trained TV specialists have serviced it. We have, the parts, the testing equipment and the experience to serve you at BLYTHEVILLE SALES CO., 109 E. Main St. Phone 3616. It's about time for another cleaning out of pigeon holes, notebooks, etc., and passing on to you a collection of items of interest in the world of television . . . For instance, the] FCC cited c o m e d i a B Bob '' Hope's excellent public service record (his GI camp and road shows, his work for verebral oalsy, etc.) in approving the application by .Hope's company for a video station license, Channel 4 in Denver. And speaking of comics, we here that CBS is just about ready to sign a long-term con- ract with Red Skelton . . . vhich should end rumors that Red won't be around next sea- on ... ABC-TV, after seeing pilot film on its new show .i

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