The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 20, 1953
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w STT fH.YTHEVTU.E (ARK.) COURIER NKWS MONDAY, JULY *>, MM Braves Score Run Off Worthingion By .TACK HAM) AI ¥ 'Sports Writer Ed Lopat and Vic Raschl, a couple of seasoned volerans who count World Series pay as regular income, have straightened out the Now York Yankees. For the first time in weeks, there is no frantic patler of pursuit. Chicago, whippet twice yesterday, is six games back. Cleveland's disastrous collapse has dumped the Indians six-game winning streak, is third into fourth place, 11 games behind. Boston, working on a but still a distance 10 1/2 games to the rear. There is no change in the Ma- , Roy Sievers and Les Moss hit 1 burgh 8-2 and trailed 6-4 with one llonal League pattern after three | homers for (he Brow-nips' victory, out in the Cardinal half of the split double-headers with Brooklyn j Keith Thomas and Clyde Vollmer j sixth when the curfew law inter- still holding a three-game lead ovei Milwaukee. Philadelphia remains third, six games behind the Dodgers and the New York Giants, who took over fourth place Saturday, hold a one percentage point edge on St. Louis. Big news of the day in the National was that somebody finally scored a run on Allan Worthington, the Giants rookie hotshot. Milwaukee broke the right-hnnrier's scoreless string after 19 2-3 innings and beat him 2-1 in the second game of a double-header, called after five innings because of darkness. New York had won the first game 7-5 on Hank Thompson's two-run homer in the ninth. Tn-in Job on White Sox The story in the American League was the tu'in job the Yanks did on the White Sox 6-2 and 3-0 before 54,215, an all-time Comiskey — Park record crowd. Lopat copped I championship flight defeating opponents last week with sub- for the Nats, Brooklyn had to come from behind with five runs in the eighth and then staVe off a Cincinnati rally to get an even break with the troublesome Reds. Cincy won the first game 4-1. The Dodgers look the second, 7-5. Cards Take One St. Louis won one game at Pitts- vcncd. That goes as a "suspended game" to be completed from the point of interruption before today's single game. Stan Musial knocked in three runs with a double and his nth homer. Philadelphia came up with three in the ninth to top the Chicago Cubs 6-5 after losing the opener 5-3. Semifinals Start In CC Golf Tourney The Blylhcville Country Club golf tournament goes into .he semi-finals this week with the four semi-finalists in the Tennis Tourney Starts Today 19 Entriti Seek City Crown Held By Bob Blodgett BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Philadelphia New York .. St. Louis ... Won I/ist Vet. G.B. 55 32 .632 _ Play In the "Y" Open Tennis. Tournament gets under way this! Innati afternoon on the "Y". courts at Clli<:a 8 o Walker Park with 19 aspirants putsbur S seeking to lift the crown of defending champion Bob Blodgett. Since there were just 20 entries, the first to boost his season record j par golf, to 10-1 on an eight-hitter. Mickey Mantle's second double keyed four-run rally in the ninth. Rasch held the Sox to two hits, ending Sam Mele's 22-game hitting streak in the second. Hank Bauer'e sec- ond-lnning homer off Billy Pierce gave Vic all the lead he needed. The upstart Boston Red Sox rolled over Cleveland 2-0 and 7-5. Maury McDermott gave the Tribe only one hit in eight innings of the first game. Al Smith's single. When he threw two balls to the first hitter in the ninth, Manager Lou Boudreau called for Ellis Kinder to finish the job in 1-2-3 order. Ralph Branca won his first American League game for Detroit 13-3 over Philadelphia. The Tigers and A's settled for an 8-8 tie in the second, called after 11 innings because of darkness. Washington turned five walks and seven hits into 11 runs in the third and fourth innings to grab the second game from St. Louis 13-4 after dropping the first 5-4. 1 Medalist James Terry rcmamed in the favorites role as he ousted Harold Stockton 5-4. Other championship flight semi-finalists were J. C. Guard, who defeated I. R. Coleman. 5-4, Louis McWaters, 4-2 winner over George Hubbard, and Mac Williams, 5-4 winner over the Rev. Harvey Kidd. Finalists will be determined when Terry meets Guard and McWaters plays Williams in a foursome al 1 p.m. Wednesday. Other winners in second round j play last week were: Championship Consolation Leech defeated, E. B. Gee, Jr., by default; Graham defeated bill Afflick, 1 up; .Whitworth defeated Crigger, 4-2; McClue defeated Lcn- ti. 1 up. First Flight Councille defeated Porter, 1 up; Lynch defeated Bea.sley, default; Stickmon defeated Knudsen, 4-3. E. B. Gee, Sr.. defeated Charles Afilick, up. first Flifht Consolation H. w. Haines defeated Hudson. 4-2; Rcgcnold tlcfeated Adams, 7-6; Pollard defeated Thomas, 2-1; Hoke defeated Whltls, default. Second Flight Don Coleman defeated Bo Huff man. 1 up; Jacobs, defeated Ste vcns. 2-1; Becker Farr, 2-1; Wagner deleated Rushing. 1 up. Second Flight Consolation Eugene Still. Jr.. defeated Johnson, default; Seymore defeated George Hubbard, Sr., 1 up. Langston defeated Eugene Still, Sr., 5-4; H. A. Haines defeated Goodman, 5-3. Third Flight Anderson defeated Craig, 7-6; Moore defeated Caldwell, 1 up. This week's pairings; First Flight—Councille vs. Lynch Stickmon v«, Gee. First Flight Consolation—H. W. Haines vs. Regenold, Pollard Hoke. Second Flight—I. R. Coleman Only eight had to battle their way Into the second round, the remainder advancing by virtue of byes. The first round matches are Charles Ray Hall vs. T. H, Caraway and Danny Cohb vs. Norman Stone in the upper bracket, and in the low- bracket Dick Reid vs. Freddy Gore and Graham Sudbury vs. Freddy Gore and Graham Sudbury •>. Frank Harshman. Second round play will see the ollowing matches: Upper Brackett Bob Blodgett vs. Oakle Ropp. Farrell Berryhlll vs. Fred Akers. P. D. Foster vs. Russell Mosley. Winner Caraway-Hall vs. winner Cobb-Stone. Lower Brackett J. L, Thompson vs. Drane dAams. Bob Metcalf vs. winner Reid- Gore. John Burnett vs. winner Haish- man-Sudbury. Billy Gilbow vs. A. B. Smith. First and second round matches must be completed by Sunday and quarter-final play will begin on Monday of next week. 35 37 38 39 49 53 64 .598 .5C5 .548 .547 .448 .360 .304 3 6 V, 1', 16 22 29' Little League Promises Hot Second Half Games Moving into the third week of the second half, the Little League should begin to tighten up the standings with the three games on tap. The schedule: Club vs. AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday — Rotary . | American Legion. - [ Wednesday — Shrine versus Ki- 2 wauls Club. Thursday — Jaycccs versus Lions Club. New York .. Chicago Boston Cleveland ... Washington . Philadelphia St. Louis Detroit Won Lost Pel. G.Ii. I The American Legion, smarting 61 56 52 50 43 35 33 .693 .622 .571 .568 .478 .303 .359 .318 10!'. 11 19 26 ',!> 30 33 SOUTHERN Nashville Atlanta Birmingham .. Memphis Little Rock . New Orleans Chattanooga . Mobile ASSOCIATION W I. Pel. GB .58 41 .586 — .542 4'/' .531 5>: .530 5',: .484 10 . 52 . 52 . 53 ..46 .. 48 . . 45 . 40 44 .480 10',; .4.11! 14 .404 18 Sports Roundup — Happy Chandler Comes to Town; Bends Sympathetic Ear to Players LionsClubGets 7-1 Victory Over Victoria The Lions Club, first half cham- Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LKAGUE New York 7-1, Milwaukee 5-2 (second game called end 5th darkness) Cincinnati 4-5. Brooklyn 1-7 Chicago 5-5, Philadelphia 3-6 St. Louis 8, Pittsburgh 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6-3, Chicago 2-0 St. Louis 5-4, Washington 4-13 Detroit 13-8, Philadelphia 3-8 (second game called end IHh, darkness) Boston 2-7, Cleveland 0-5 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION .Nashville 4-7 Atalnta 3-5 pions of the. Blytheville Little Birmingham 10-11 Chattanooga 4-0 League, defeated the Victoria Little League, 7-1. here Saturday alter- noon. Led by Jesse Raspberry, first baseman, with three singles in as many tries, the local champions scored all their runs in the first four innings then coasted to an easy triumph over the Invaders behind the five hit pitching of Joe Bratcher. Outpitching Eddie Gotham all the way. Bratcher fanned 12 to rack up nis ninth win of the year. He issued .wo passes. Cotham didn't walk, a batter and whiffed eight. Victoria scored their lone run in .he fourth as J. Cotham tripled and rode home on Stout's single. Score by innings; ' Victoria .... 000 100 0—1 Lions Club 312 100 x—7 under successive defeats at the hands of the Club and Lions Club, will offer a severe test for the fast improving Rotary Club, the toast of the second half, along witli the surprising Shrine Club, and first half champion Lions Club. Curt Branscum arid Doug Dorris are expected to hook up in a neat! pitcher's battle that should be quite interesting. Branscum displayed rubber-arm tendencies last week by pitching on consecutive days against the Kiwanis Club, tying the first and winning the second. When Dorris learns to better pace himself he should be rougher to handle. As it is, he seems to pifch himself, out of gas in early with -'culling leL for the finisi. The Yarbro youth blasted one hit in three tries—his second triple of the season — against Billy Haney, Shrine Club ace, to back into the loop swat lead on a 35-point drop as his nearest rival and last week's pace maker. Glynn Dale Howard, three while dropping four. Howard lias a 2-1 chart; Dorris 2-2, and Jimmy Bruce, Kiwanis 1-1, including a tie game with Branscum, Bratcher has the most strikeouts, 77. Haney has fanned 68. The American Legion club batting American Legion first baseman- average underwent a shrinkage of pitcher, was skidding from .032 to 22 points when held to three safe-tics by Bratcher, but their current 295 is good enough to hold on to 545 and second position. Glynn Dale failed in three chances against the Lions' Joe Bratcher. fiivt place. The Lions Club Is sec- McGuire has the most home runs, onti at .283. Rotary Club is third three, is tied with BiUy Ross. Ro-1 with .255. Shrine Club comes next tary shortstop and third ranking i with .247. The Jaycees are hitting hitter (.542) in hits, 13. and total i .225, and Kiwanis Club .207. bases, 25. McGuire lists a double The Lions have scored the most and triple among his four masters, while Ross has cracked out wo doubles, tv.'o triples and a pair of home runs. McGuire has 13 RBI's, two more than the Rote infielder. Larry Fitzgerald picked up 24! points with 2-3 against Doug Dorris and Howard of the American Le- ! gion, for undisputed possession of; runs, 76, the most home runs, seven, and the most total bases, 86. The American Legion has collected 10 doubles, the most, along with 56 hits, also high. The Shrine Club has powdered 10 triples. the No. 4 slot at The Lions Memphis 4 Mobile 3 (16 innings) New Orleans 8-2 Little Hock -J-6 E. Cotham and J. Cotham. Bratcher and Nelson, Rounsavall 5th). Umpires — Monaghan and Droke. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Brooklyn, night- Rush (4-8) vs Meyer (7-4) St. Louts at Pittsburgh—Miller (4-6) vs Friend (4-8) Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled today. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga at Atlanta Little Rock at Mobile | Nashville at Birmingham Memphis at New Orleans NM K YRAP) - Ha PP>' Happy has been commissioner in 1951, after "They have been l\vo great years." he said. "I've kept busy publishing my little old country paper, raising tobacco, running my radio station. I'm in the Insurance business too, vice-president board of directors of By JACK HAND For Gayle Talbol Chandler was in town over pcaled - the weekend, beaming his best ed "l\iv niri w«.«n >> 01[1 Kentucky and the same company that Earle Combs is with since he quit baseball. "Earle and I are life-long pals. Used to play ball together on the old Lexington Reos before he went (o the .big league." Not Purely Social Call Chandler enjoyed himself, swimming in old memories, as he sat With Walter O'.Malley, owner of the Dodgers. Later he went on television with Red Barber, visited the clubhouse to talk with the players and umpires Then, to cap it off, he rode back to town in a cab with Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cardinals. Chandler's visit to the Dodger clubhouse wasn't purely a social call. The players, who were in his corner during his futile battle to • win another term as commissioner, wanted to talk about their problems. There have been stories that the players would like to hire Chandler as their agent in dealing with owners and league officials. "The players are Worried about some things they don't understand," said Chandler. "They are particularly concerned about the player pension. Somehow they don't seem to think they have the representation that they once had.. They ihink these fellows are owners' men. "I don't want any Job. I'm not looking for anything. If I couldj 1 help the players with my advice,|| ie owners failed without cost. I would be fflad to | sell to the rMn do it. Several players on both clubs talked with me. Doesn't Want Offer "Just between us I don't think the players have anything to offer people for the right price. We have talked with Jimmy Oallagher (Cubs general manager) bill riot with Phil. I can't tell you anything more about it now. 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Polished Chopi IM Ibi. 4.79 IM Ibs. 4.39 100 Ibi. 5.99 10* Ibs. S.9t IM Ibi. 3.61 104 Ibv 4.19 Demands Stop Sign, And Is First Violator MONTEREY PARK, Calif. UP)—A local resident who was up In arms when the city council did not install a stop sign at an Intersection now wonders if it was worth all the fuss. The unidentified citizen demanded the sign be erected. He said those who do not heed stop signs should be cited, and he took the council to task for not recognizing the need for the sign earlier. The sign finally was erected. One of the first violators: The man who wanted it up in the first place. Jacobs. Becker vs. Wagner. Second Flight Consolation — Eugene Still, Jr., vs. Seymore, Langston vs. H. A. Haines. Third Flight (finals)—Anderson vs. Moore. Legion Slates Rough Match For Tonight Walter Sirois and Rube Wright are scheduled to join forces again tonight in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Sirois and Wright, who made their debut as a tag team here two weeks ago, are slated to go against Don Fields and Lester Welch in the main event bout. This bout is 'xpected to be a rough affair as Sirois and Wright proved a very capable team in their first appearance here. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are -o on the card with Sirois meeting Welch and Wright meeting Fields. Read Courier news Classified Ads BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA ,An^ I..I., On a.ic . . ^* * " ^ ^^^ Monday, July 20 8:15 p.m TAG MATCH RUBE WRIGHT AND WALTER SIROIS vs. DON FIELDS LESTER WELCH Adults 60c — Children 15c Two One-Fall Bouts: SIROIS vs. WELCH and WRIGHT vs. FIELDS "FROSTY" Th« Smoother, Deliciously Different Soff lea Cream Try It »t the RAZORBACK DRIVE-IN. Served to you fn your car or come into our air conditioned cofTee shop. The only milk bar In Blythevllle where yon can be served in air conditioned comfort. Brlnj your children Inside where It Is cool and comfortable. Take a Quart or Pint Home Have You Tried The Drink All Blytheville Is Talking About? HIRES ROOT BEER Served From The "Wooden Keg" In Frosted Mugs Try Our Wonderful "Frosty" Sundaes 15c & 25c Fresh Strawberry Pineapple Chocolate Black Walnut Cherry Banana Splits 30c Brown Derby ... lOc & 15c "Frosty" cones jc-10c-15c Fountain Coca Cola Malts and Shakes extra thick All kinds of sandwiches. "FROSTY" at the Rszorback Drive-In Riding the crest of a two-game winning streak over American Le-i s -»88er has a season chart of ion and the hapless Jaycees. the' 2 1 " 11 . including a double, triple and Shrine Club also faces the acid test I tu '° llome nms . 20 total bases and 'against the Kiwanis Club, which) I0 runs batted in. will be bidding to get back into I Little Don StaHings Kl'vini 1 - in- the thick of the second-half fight | fielder-pitcher, came in fifth Luxoro Wins Eighth Game " le Anlcrtem L '" irm n d leadoff, is seventh promises to be a ding-dong thrill- ! P 'f M er. Haney, showing considerable rl t* lflelcicr more poise and better control, has been the talk of the league following his defeats of Legion and ! baseman, and Larry Whittle, Shrine with. 435. Jerry Hill rates No- 8 at gained credit j .417, while Ron Hues'. Rotary lli-i Jaycees. and without much trou-1 Club shortstop, are tied for ninth,]—-- ble. Wiidness proved his major un-^each boasting .400. Huey and Ho-' doing- during the.first half. j ward have three doubles apiece, while Haney (.286) has four three- baggers, for leadership in that department. Bratcher continues to dominate the pitching brigade with seven wins -and no defeats. Branscum and Shillings have three wins and two defeats. Billy Haney has copped Paced by Pete Bennett's ba1 work, the Luxora Tigers ground out 15 hits yesterday in * winning their second straight victory i the eighth of the season, against Braggadocio. Mo., 14-1. The Tigers' big inning was the fourth when they can nine runs across. Tuna Quails, veteran sidearmer, and fir t of three Tiger hurlers, for the victory by liree hits over a six-inning route. Bruce. given the regular pitching assignment, has been quite effective while racking up a win and a tie in the second half. He fanned 10 during the tie with Rotary; showing better form with each performance. The law of averages Is working overtime in case of the Lions Club and the Jaycee's, Thursdays principals. The league leaders have thumped seven straight victims, including the Jaycees, while the George Anderson-Billy Hyde- coached cellar dwellers have taken it on the chin seven times in a row. Coaches Hat-man Taylor and Roland Bishop can't afford to take chances, even though the Lions Club has the first half title in their hip pockets, and will shoot the works with ace Joe Bratcher. The Jaycees will counter with Sonny Elledge, whose 0-4 record does not compare with 7-0 for Bratcher. Games will start at 5:10 at the Ninth Street park just north of the Federal compress. Steve McGuire, Jaycee catcher, has taken over the Little League batting with a mark of .565, after seven weeks of play. KILLS IOHNSQN GRASS, BERMUDA HitAoO, and many other grasses and weeds. Destroys weed roots . . . prevent! regrowth. In convenient powder form; easy to mix for me TS o spray. E. C. ROBINSON VEUOWSTOM 100 PROOF BOTTLED IN BOND INC., LOUISVIttE, KY, Just three cents will take your money to the Farmers Bank . . . deposit it .. . and return a receipt to you. Whether for checking or savings deposits, loan payments or Christmas Cluh, it's proven safe, convenient, efficient to handle your banking by mail ... so, if you're too busy to come In, bank by mail. THE FARMERS DA Ml/ & TRUST DM Nl\ COMPANY The Oldest Bank In Mississippi County "TIME TRIED _ |. ANIC TESTED" F.n.UJ.— Sin.ono Bach Member f>d>ral Rfsci-r Deposit Sj«tci»

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