The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 20, 1953
Page 7
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MONT)AT, JULY, 20, 1953 COOT1BR PAGE SEVEN Kan't Count [Chisox Out bf Flag Race I They're Still I Team to Beat I Says Stengel I Bj TOM BRANAGAN I CHICAGO (AP) — Managers Casey Stengel and Paul Bichards were in agreement •today: You can't count the •Chicago White Sox out of the •American League pennant fcicture despite their loss of f clutch double-header to the Wew York Yankees yesterday. I Stengel was elated after 6-2 and •-0 wins by his Yanks dropped the Box out of any immediate leader- Ship contention. The Chicago club, •lad It won both ends, would have •Jeen only two games back. Now »he Sox are six games out. I "Those were big ones for us," Krinned Stengel after the double wictory. "We were playing our best lind the pitching was tremendous." I Eld Lopat won the first game, •llowing eight hits in recording his • Oth victory against one loss Vic feaschi won his seventh against •our losses in the nightcap, hurling m. deft two-hitter. I Richards Confident |_ "I've said all along that the •Vhite Sox are the team to beat," Beclared Casey. "And I still say it. R, "You can't forget about them. •They're going to keep playing good liall because that guy (Richards) Isn't going to let them get down." I Richards and his players were disappointed over the double loss put were by no means despairing. I "We've got a longer way to go," philosophized the tall manager of the Sox, "and we'll just have to feet at it." I He pointed out that at one time the Sox were 13 games off the •Yankee pace and that in his opinion they were capable of moving lip again. I "We're a good solid ball club fcnd I'm confident we'll hold up through the stretch. The question Is: Can the Yankees?" BIG SPIN — Fortune Qordien spins like a top winding up to let the discus go for a new world record of 190 feet T/i inches in a district Amateur Athletic Union pentathlon meet in Pasadena, Calif. (NBA) Twin-Bill In South Missco Softball Today A doubleheader is on tap tonight at Hale Field in Osceola with league-leading Wilson and fourth 3lace Home Oil playing the first game and Luxora and Grider in the 'male of the South Missco Softball double-feature. Unless Home Oil can stop the Wilson team tonight the league championship might be sewed up by the Bulldogs with just five more games remaining. Grider has been ;he only team to stop the Wilson Arkansas Sportettei TugersonDisputeMay Kill Cotton League By CARL BELL Associated Frets Sports Wrllcr TEXARKANA (AP) — The color line, currently a matter of great concern in the Cotton States League, was broken here quite smoothly a year ago. Now the Texarkana Bears of the some of them say the Tugerson dis- Class B Big State League have two Negro ball players. There have been no incidents and attendance has increased to the point that Tfixar- kana leads the league in that department. pute — heaped on top of financial troubles—probably will kill the league. Attendance T)rop Finances are strangling most of the clubs in the Class C circuit. For While Texarkana was tne first one thing, attendance has dropped off. And there are those who feel the clubs' payrolls are too stiff. Sam Cook, president of the Pine Bluff Judges, thinks the books might be balanced if the CSL would reduce from seven to two or three the number of veteran ball players each team is allowed. A veteran is a player, with three or more years in organized ball. He commands a salary two or thre* times as large as inexperienced players. Cook's crusade for fewer veterans isn't only a matter of money"After all," he'll tell you, "Class C baseball is supposed to be a train- a 10-1 record, the Bulldogs Italy Picks G.I. ForBesH953 Cage Player AP Newsfeatures LEGHORN, Italy — Italy has se- ected as its outstanding basketball player of 1953 an American soldier from Atwater, Minn. He is Pfc. Dave Westlund. one of i number of young Americans who have given a strong boost to the court game here. The soldiers also club in the Big State League to hire a Negro, there now are eight or 10 Negroes around the circuit. Most of them are outstanding players. Pans didn't accept the Negroes immediately, although there was no fuss over the matter. The fto$t Negro, signed last year, pitched four games for the Bears. The park was Jammed for his first two appearances. After that few white fans turned out for games in which he was to pitch. Scantleburg; Is Favorite This season it's a different matter. Lefthanded pitcher Pat Scan- ;leburg is a favorite with both the, fans and fellow players. His 16 victories—against five defeats — nave kept Texarkana in the pennant •ace, and he has hurled five shut' outs. The other Negro with Texar- :ana is Lenny Hunt, an outfielder rom St. Louis with a 305 batting average. At a recent merchants' night game ere, when spectators were admitted free, Negroes and whites mingled in the standing crowd as a turnout of 6.400 swamped the park which seats 4,300- The only incident was a scuffle between two white fans. In the Cotton States League, Hot Springs sought unsuccessfully to tear down the segregation bar. One of the Negroes which Hot Springs signed but was unable to use, pitcher James Tugerson, has filed a $50,000 damage suit against the CSL in federal court, contending his civil rights were denied in violation of the TJ. S. Constitution. Cotton States League executives won't go on record, but privately PROPERLY DONE. OLD BEAN!—France's Robert Haillet, left, wid Kurt Nielsen put on a mock formal handshake after the Wimbledon finalist won their Paris match to help Denmark to the •European Zone Davis Cup final. (NBA) ing ground for young players on j Michigan. Don Lund, outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, is a former star foot- J ball player for the University of j Charles Mathews, first baseman on the Michigan State baseball team, is also a member of the college Air Force ROTC rifle team. nine. With lave a one and one-half game lead over Grider whose mark is 9-3; however, the Canines have to make up a rained out affair against Keiser and their remaining games should not give them too much worry except for a win by Grider. Osceola Foods and Keiser will sit this set out tonight but will resume play Friday night. In Friday's games Wilson won over Luxora 5-4; Home Oil defeat-) er team has been able to do in the ed Keiser by a score of 13-5; and | South Missco Softball League With Grider men occupying first and Grider beat Osceola Foods 28-6- Although the Osceola Foods team was the victim of the largest run producing game pf the season they nevertheless did something no oth- S much good will as a battalion of have created a (among Italians [diplomats. Westlund, who plays with an all- oldier team from the big U- S. Ar|my Supply Base in this port city, was picked as Italy's top player by |officials, coaches and sports writ- all Italians. Three other Amer- can servicemen were chosen among Jthe top seven. They played In It- laly's national amateur basketball [league. A graduate of Atwater High school j Iwhere he was a football, basketball j land baseball star, Westlund com- Ipleted two years at St- Cloud State I Teachers College in Minnesota before entering service. He plans to go back and play basketball at St. Cloud when he finishes his tour of duty. . Most of the games in which Westlund's Leghorn "Lions" participated were sellouts. And, Westlund second and no one out, Ceceola Foods' shortstop caught a low line drive off the bat of Duclos, tnrew to Elbert Stokes at second to double the runner off the keystone sack, and Stokes threw to Trice Cockrell to complete the triple play- The first game will start at 7.30. commented: "Never have I seen bad feeling or heard harsh words! between American and Italian players or spectators." NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances. Install them now. Start your payments this fall. Phone 4552 lor estimate. E. C. ROBINSON Lumber Co. • Puppies • • parakeets • Kittens • Canaries • • Tropical Fish • — All Pet Supplies — The PET SHOP Mrs. N. G. Jerome 133 S. Division Ph. 8075 their way up and a club loaded with veterans doesn't have room for enough newcomers." 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