The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 21, 1953
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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1353 BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEIt Twin Horses Mystery Case Or--Who Won The Two O'clock Race? READING, England (AP) — The blue-blooded gentry who boss Britain's racetracks start sleuthing today in this country's biggest betting mystery in more than a century. Three stewards of the jockey club—which numbers five dukes, seven earls and Prime Minister Winston Churchill among; its exclusive membership—joined Scot- and Yard detectives in seeking the answers to these questions: Was It really Francasal, never noted as a speed demon, that won he two o'clock race at Bath last Thursday: Or was it Santa Amaro, a horse with a much more convincing: record who happens to look like Fran- casal's twin? Who was behind the flood of bets the last question, for they could have easily layed off their bets on Francasal at the track if the lines had been operating normally. This would have sent the odds on Fran- casal tumbling, of course. The Scotland Yard men already have interviewed Francasal and Santa Amaro, but reportedly had some trouble deciding which was which, both are 2-year-old bay colts With no distinguishing marks. The Yard men removed the shoes of both horses, hoping laboratory technicians could tell them whether mud on the shoes will (ID WilS UCI1111U W1C IWUU u* ut"3 , . . . , Francasal that engulfed Brit-If? 0 " whlcl j !> orse ran the ain's legal bookmakers with more than a million dollars in wagers? And who snipped telephone wires linking. the Bath race track with lookie offices all over Britain, so that Francasal went off at a tempt- ng 10-1? The bookmakers were most anx- ous to determine the answer to They expected an answer later today. While most of the bookies held onto their money pending a decision on the legality of the race, two top racing writers called on British turf authorities to adopt American style identification methods in order tc make it more difficult for smart operators to run a ringer. < Robin Goodfellow of the Daily Mail said the American system of tattooing foals with an identification mark "would obviously be a wise precaution." He suggested that British racing bosses work something out with French officials. The affair reminded horse lovers with long memories of the 1844 Epsom Derby, when the top British classic for 3-years-olds was won by a 4-year-old named Maccebeus masquerading as a 3-year-old. The sharpies who were in on the deal placed their money with William Crockford, who ran a London gambling club Crockford fell dead while taking one of the bets, which normally would have meant that all bets with him were void. But the boys propped him up in low the" .500 mark for 'the "first i an armchair with a pink sheet in time this year, and a loss here ms hand and he looked lively long enough for his aides to pay off the bets. Osceo/o Plays Marked Tree Tonight The Osceola Little Leaguers will resume play tonight at Marked Tree after a week's layoff due to rain. In their two games with the Marked Tree club the Osceola nine have broken even so this will be the rubber game of the three game series. Boasting a 7-7 record which puts them in the number threa slot" in the Northeast. Arkansas Little League standing, the Tribe is facing the possibility of dropping be- imiairniifiiriiir*'""'^^ ', mKm MM, iylK\mmsllHiifmmimvmmS»^^ s ' CHARGE—Twenty-one two-year-olds came down Bclrhont Park's Widener chute like a platoon off cavalry. ITusby, on the rail, Maurice Peters up, got the decision after five furlongs, paying $16.30' $12.10 and $6.30, Warehouse, outside, Albert Widman aboard, placed. Watch It Grow, Eddie ArcaroJ in the irons, showed. INEA) Irvin Gains on Redhead in National Batting Race; Kel! Leads American By SHELDON SAKOWITZ NEW YORK (AP) —- Monte Irvin may be the first New York Giants hitter to win the National League batting championship since Bill Terry's .401 won the crown in 1941. Sports Roundup — Dancer Another Man 0' War? By JACK HAND For GayJe Talbot NEW YORK (AP) — Is Native Dancer another Man o* War? The evidence is beginning to pile up on his side. The Dancer has won 16 of 17 and $058,570. Man o' War lost only 1 in 21 and earned §249,465 in the pre-inflation days of 1919 and 1920. As A!f Vanderbilt's Grey Ghost continues (o dwarf the 3-year-old field, his dpf eat in the Kentucky Derby becomes more difficult to figure. Call it bad racing luck or n superb performance by Dark Star, the fact remains that Eric Guerin is destined to go down through the years us the jockey who lost the derby on the Dancer. ing last week, although there has-fr- been no Empire City track for | several years. The old Empire City plant now Is Yonkers Raceway, where the harness horses trot and pace under the lights. With New York attendance and handle fighting to stay even with last year's level and New Jersey (racks booming, how long will it j ™ J be before they bui'd the modern track that New York fans dcsorve? The day when somebody opens a horse track in New Jersey, just Southpaw Joe Muir. former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, quit the Hollyv/ood Stars in tha Pacific Coast League to becoms a state trooper in Maryland. Ha had a 5-2 record when he left th« Director Mclnnis announced th« Jim Morris might as well go back to the fight business and Ret busy signing Randy Turpin-Bobo Olson. His Jninic K. just ain't RoinK to catch the Dancer. Jim must know it now after that humiliating defeat in the Arlington j across the river at the end of the Classic when Jamie K. finished ! Lincoln Tunnel, may be closer than fifth while t!ip Dancer scampered [you think, home nine lengths ahead of. the second horse. AnV doubt about the Dancer'B ability to run on an off track was removed by his performance in ihe heavy going at. Arlington. He won on a sloi-py track at. Saratoga last year but all his other races had been over a fast strip. Never did he win as easily as in the Classic. would just about eliminate their chances of winning the NBA pennant. Coach Bill Beall will probably throw his number one ace, Ed Weldon, against the Indian team. Other starters will be, Kay Mann. Jr., catcher; Jerry Weldon, first base: Mark Weiss, second base; Logan Young, shortstop; Jack Morse, third base; Stan Sanders left field; Jerry Hill, centerfleld; and Ray Adcock. right field. Hank Thompson of the New York Giants holds the National League record for participating in the most double plays as a third baseman (43) in 1950. Johnny Mize of the New York Yankees was nicknamed "The Big Cat" when he played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Irvin, climbing steadily the past : ew weeks, now is ngnt on the lells of pace-setting Red Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cardinals. Schoendienst, who has topped the eague since the end of May, is batting .334, while Irvln's average s .331. During the weeK Schoendienst went 6-for-25 and lost seven points. Irvin, in moving up from third, ined three points by going 6-for- 15. figures include Monday's games. Brooklyn's Carl Furlllo, Is third at .323, followed by Chicago's Frankie Baumholtz at .321. Goodman Slip* In the Amerycan League batting derby George Kell of the Boston Bed Sox again has pulled away from teammate Billy Goodman. Kell, tied with Goodman for the lead last week, boosted his aver- Minor Ace in Comeback ST. LODIS W)—Bobby Blaylock minor league strikeout ace. hopes to return to the baseball wars soon. He is recovering rapidly from a broken nose and skull fracture sustained when hit In the face with a line drive July 4- The big 18-year-old righthander for the Ardmore, Okla., club, a Cardinal farm club, had won five consecutive games prior to his mishap "I can't wait to get out there and pitch again," said Blaylock. "I feel pretty \veD now and with just a little more rest I hope to make it before the month is up." Granted that water is free; granted that you are paying only to have water gathered, safeguarded and distributed; just what is it costing you? What, for example, does it cost to get enough water delivered to wash your face — just to fill the basin? Less than five one-hundredths of a cent, or less than five cents a month, assuming you're satisfied to clean up three times a clay. You can get all the water you require for a bath, poured right into the tub for approximately a penny, and a shower will cost you even less. The bill for flushing a toilet runs about two-tenths of a cent. Go out and water your garden. Give it a good hour's soaking. Then count the cost. It may set you back a dime. Add all these costs up: allow for the water used for drinking and cofee making and cooking, include laundry and household cleaning requirements, and then consider how you'd go about meeting your water needs if you didn't have a public supply system. Suppose you want to keep that garden verdant and blooming. You've been pouring some 300 gallons an hour on it at a cost of ten cents or so. Pumping and carrying the same amount of water would take at least six hours. Even if you could get one of the neighbors' youngsters to work for fifty cents an hour {in itself quite unlikely these days), you would have to spend ninety dollars a month for the service.' Compute any of your other water uses on the same basis and try to think of any other commodity which is delivered to you, guaranteed ready to consume or employ, at a comparable price! The important thing about your wafer bill is not the charges it records, but the savings it doesn't mentio*. Blytheville Water Co. "Water Is Your Cheapen Commodity" savings age to .333, while Goodman slipped back into the runnerup spot with .326. Kell collected seven hits in 18 trips and raised his average four points. Goodman \vent 5-for-18 and suffered a three-pint decline. Orestes (Minnie > Minoso of the Chicago White Sox remains third with .322. In going 8-for-23, Minoso skidded two points. Ted Kluszewskl of the Redlegs and Eddie Mathews of the Braves are tied for home run honors in the National League with 28 apiece and Roy Campanella of the Dodgers has the most runs batted in, 82. In the American League Cleveland's A) Rosen is tops in both departments with 23 homers and *77 Saratoga-at-Jamaica Opens The Saratoga-at-Jamaica season opened yesterday. That's the gimmick by which they make enough money from (he New York -City clients to run the meeting at the beautiful upstate horse park.. They actually move to Saratoga Aug. 3 to run throug Aug. 29. Native Dancer's next start will be up there in the the Travers, Aug. 15- New York just finished the Empire City - at - Jamaica meet- Read Courier News Classified Ads. sf«r WCEOJ AWAY WITH ATLACIDE TM UFO OKOtATI KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, KIMUDA GRASS, and many other grassej and w«d«. Dtitroyi weed rooti . . . pr«v«nt« regrowth. In conven- i*n» powd«r form; tasy lo mix for vit ei a jpray. E. C. ROBINSON BHEOMAT1C PAIN? KIDNEY-BLADDER IRRITATION t RICHARDSON'S Cash Grocery Corner of 5th * Main jS^ She Key for your ytfrj-Mne Proof" (hat tgi^fes you rtiorel 1. A new thrill each mile you drive a Nash Airflyte. 2. 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