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f ACS ETGRT RLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURrER NEWS MOWAY, JUKI », 1M» City's Youngsters Offered Free Links Instructions Many Held Ei Victor Over Joe TV Announcer Jimmy Powers Did His Best By CAVIiE TAI.BOT NEW YORK (» — Our private guess !s thai seven out or 10 per sons who witnessed the Chflrles- Walcott heavyweight bout on consl- to-coa.it television were convinced H m-\v champion would be crowned as the final round ended. One reasnn we feel -sure that the announcement of the decision In Wolcotl's favor came as a shock to a few million living rooms nnd bars is that It must have knocked announcer Jimmy Powers right off his cushion. This essay will he no criticism of Jimmy, who Is recognized among the sports fraternity as a solid commentator. It Is, rather, that we had not before quite appreciated the burden of his Job, well paid as it might be. Here was a close fight, and It early became obvious that millions of new fireside experts were ROlnil 'to need some help with their scoring i/ they were lo turn in Iheir usual bnng-up performances. When the vast, unblinking audience saw and heard the refereR varn Charles for hilling low on eight occasions, II was explained that the punches actually had thudded Into Walcolt's middle, well above the pantle line. Some might hnve faulted the announcer for this —second-guessing Ihe ref—but we considered that Jimmy merely was trying to be helpful. Then, as the bout progressed through the loth round with nothing much to show for all the exertion, Jimmy stole a peek .at the earns of'a pair of neighboring experts •rid advised his class that the two had Charles, or Snooks, leading by i handy m»rgln. This, we imagine, caused many TV autrTorUies to .do tome hasty revising of their own score sheetfi. Also, we have R distinct feeling that the knowledge- emboldened Jimmy to give his customers « bit o! special service and prepare them for the official verdict. The closing rounds, it seemed to on« who was getting his bRptism as a television expert, were all Charles. We felt »orry for Walcott whoa th* nk)4tag bell rang and we watched him trudge back to his corner, an »x-cb«mplon. Actually, Power* couid nol h»ve b«en far wrong In his obvious, it unspoken, belief lh«t Charles WBS galloping to Tlctory. A majority of writers at the rlngsl<t« thought •o, too. Using hindsight, the only suggestion we can make ii Hint the televiewers might have been con ditloned by a reminder that somn ring officials do not like lo take a man's title away on a close de eislon. Pennsylvania officials mus hate me very thought. Country Club Pro Farrington Reveals Summer Golf Program Free golf ICSPOMS will be made available to Blylheville boys and girls between the ages of 12 and J8 years this summer. Blythcville Country Club golf professional Pnul Farrington lold the Courier News today that all youngsters in Ihe city are invited lo come out to the golf course at 9 a.m. Thursday for the first lesson. Best pnrt of It Is thai the young** people can HSR balls and clubs provided by Farriiigton. "I want to emphnsize thnt these. instruction. 1 ; nre not limite<I to the children of club members. We want al! bnys ond girls who are Interested In golf to come out," Farrington fin id. Lessons will br Riven twice each month and the BlylhcviUc pro said he hoprs !o get some moving plc- tuiTfi featuring some ol proU's top tournament players for Instructloii- a] purposes, To wind up tbe summer's pro- grain. Fairing ton plans to have oparate boys nnd xirls loiirna- nenlR for the various ace groups. Hart Program al D.vtrsbiirg "We had the name procrsun a I 3yersb»rp," FarrinRton, who was irofesslonal nt that Tennessee city lefore coming here, raid. "And one. 16-year-old boy whn be- pnn in that way won the city championship la.it year. Another won n i4-hole medal play tournament here. "There wr had about 20 boys nnd about FI dozen Rlrts taking thf lessons regularly, T hope t/i have at east tlml many horc, too. And Hillinun Hnbhlnx of Mem)his Is only 10 years old nnd recently Qualified for the National Open, He's been playing for five years and started In tho big pro- ratn they have ior young golfers Brooklyn New York Chicago St. Louis Cincinnati Philadelphia Hoston Pittsburgh Pet. GB 34 11 30 16 .652 4'/ z 29 19 .604 e'/ 2 24 25 .490 12 23 24 .469 13 19 26 .422 US 18 27 .400 1« 12 39 .225 25 Rough Tag Bout Set for Tonight The American Legion's weekl; wrestling show wll feature four o the circuit's more sturdy workmen tonight when Al Oalcnto and Hen ry Harrell face Lucky Gilptn And Jack Moody in a tap affair. New starting time of the matche; k R:15. Two one-fall, thirty muuite Itmi limit matches will find Galenl< taking on Gilpin and Harrel matching grunts with Moody. Promoter Mike Mcroney uill the third man in the ring. n Memphis. "I know we can get. pome Rood 'oung golfers started here m Bly- .heville, loo." Farrlngton said he would like he summer InstrucLlonnl courses to ay the groundwork for a hich school golf (earn for next spring. 'But, it's loo enrly to mnkc plans that, yet," he pointed out. Mo Police Chief DU QUOIN. 111. (/Pi—Under a new deal this Snutliarn Illinois city of 1.000 has only polir.enLrn--no chief Their boss is tho police commissioner who receives no more than ils regular connrtlmnn's pny He figured It would save the city $9,000 year. Open Field Practicing At Dallas 162 Are After Golf's Biggest Prize of All AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. OB Lon 28 20 .583 • York 25 18 .581 ft .•eland 29 21 .5BO Vashinglon 23 22 .511 3'/2 Chicago 25 24 .510 3'/i 'hilartelprta 20 22 .476 5 >t Louis 23 23 .440 T Detroit 15 32 .319 J2>/ 2 DALLAS Oft—The National Open firld moves in en masse today for I ho start of off Irfnl practice o North wood course where the big golf show goes on Thursday, The finish of tho Ardmore, Okla., Open yesterday when Dave Douglas nf Newark, Del., won first mrirr turned loose a flock of plnyers who arc in the Hold of Ifi2 thp.l will contest for the prand prize of tf Around Northwood today thny worn talking about B couplo of pnlns in the neck—one on nen Ho- Ban, thr: df priding champion from Palni Springs, Cnlif., nnd the other on Jack Burke of Houston, a top contender !nr Ihe title. Both developed "cricks" In Ihe nonk ovfir tlin week-end. They snlr they got thnni from sitting in nn air conditioned club house grll them goint* out and playing In tbe hot .sun. Neither thought the sore neck, would keen him out of the Open. Some of the golfers who have been testing thf! G.TIi4-ynrd par TO course have complained of the heat. Yesterday Jimmie Deniare of Klame.shn, N,Y,; Cory Middle coff of Memphis, Harry Todd o Dallas Find amateurs Tornnv Blnke and Hlllrnati Rnbbins o Memphis called it quits nfter 1 holes. Buck White of Greenwood Miss., -said (he winner of the tour nnrnent would be the one wh could best play 35 holes in th heat. Keller, Fisher Lead Niners To 75-3 Win over Manila Harrison Scouts Win Number 6 Number Nine's Niners unloaded* 13 hits yesterday to swamp Manila. 15-3, before the Lugefit crowd, about 300, of the year at the Miners park. Fla.shy Charley Keller If A the Miners with four for four, including two singles, R double aud n home run. Fisher wns next. In lilt- ting with four or five, three singles and n triple. Bodenhelmer had two triples In five times at bat. The Niners had three new faces In the lineup yesterday. Jerry Yielding and Shep Pryor .outfielder and infielder respectively, are Arkansas State athletes who have Joined the club. Also making an appearance was 16-year-old catcher Bra-dshaw, who performed well in the few Innings he played. McHaffey and Whittle were on the mound for Ihe Miners. They pave up nine hits between them, Mtltictm and B- Fowler pitched for Manila. Ninrr Mannper Rorsc Moore said today that his rlub may pick up another University of Kentucky basket bull and basfbnll star in Frank Ramsey, nil-American bas- ketballcr who is also at home on the SG'JTHKKN ASSOCIATION W L Pot 34 25 34 26 Mobile 'Jew Orleans Chattanooga Atlanta '•Jnshville .title Rock Memphis 33 30 28 27 24 18 ,576 .557 .S59 .536 .500 .474 .453 .321 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League capo 7-fi Boston 5-7 Mew York 9 PHtsbursh 1 St. Louts ft Philadelphia 3 Brooklyn 11-10 Cincinnati 7-4 American I^apu* Chicago 6 Washington 3 Philadelphia 12-11 Cleveland 4-3 New York 5-3 St. Louis 2-0 Boston 5-5 Detroit 2-2 Southern Association Chattanooga 5-4 Birm!nt?ham2-2 Nashville fi-11 Atlanta G-l Mobile 4-5 Memphis 1-6 :,iltlfi Rock fi-0 New Orleans ft!First game 10 innings) TODAY'S GAMES National League Boston at PitLsburgh. night,. Brooklyn at St. Louis, night. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at Boston. Chicago at Washington, night, Only (same* scheduled. Southern Association Tonight's games: » Mobile at Memphis Atlanta at Nashville New Orleans at Little Rock (only games srheduled.) Looks Are O n Prowl Again; Top Barons Texas Defends Diamond Crown OMAHA MV-Texas, H two-Mine national college baseball champion, hns Itfi siphts on a third title as It moves Into Omaha tills week for tho annual National Colleelnte Athletic Association Tournament. The college world aeries of baseball, as It Is often known, opens Thursday for six dayj> In Omaha's million dollar Municipal Stadium. Texas .which won the meet In li>4P and 1950. fniled to pain a ticket to the tourney in IBM, InMrac! Texns A&M represented District 6 and failed to Rain the. finals. The Texas Lonj? Jlorns, to win a third tit IP. will find tbe competition rough. Duke University, for Instance, Is reported loaded with talent. Betsy Rawls Makes It 3 Ramspy. Monre Muted, may visit, his friend. Charley Keller' .this summer and if he does will perform for thp Nmers. by j The Nlncr* will po to Dyrrsber^ Sunday to face the Dyersburg All- Stars I.1ON MIDGET I.EAGl.T.RS-Mi-mbers of the Linns Chlb'a Midget League entry which begins play tomorrow are shown above.. The Lions help kick-off leafiue activity when they meet the American Legion team at 5:30 tomorrow. Members ar« (first row, from the left) Jamefi Gar- *, I netl, Danny Morris, Bobby Peek, Gene Austin >nd BlUf Nelson; (s*»- ond row) Danny Brasher, John Nelfon. Clyde Kapp, John Log&B. Larry Burgeson and Tommy slayton. (Ceurier New» Photo) Oh, Those Free Tickets-They Mixed Up American League Race By JOF, REICHl.ER Associated Press Sports Writer Oh, those bases on balls! Boston's Red Sox were the new occupants of first place in tbe American League today. The New York Yankees first game decision. In the American League's only single affair, the Chicago White Sox won their fifth Ktrniphl at Griffith Stadium with a G-3 verdict against Washington. Now for those pestiferous passes. jumped from Uiird to second and Cleveland plummeted from i 3 ™^;!™^:^^ first to third. All three clubs could charge it to the pitchers' pet peeve—the free ticket to first. By The Associated Press Mobile and New Orleans had better post lookouts on their perch atop the Southern Assocla Won becaiiJie the Chattanooga Look outs are on the prowl again. The Birmingham Barons were .slapped silly by Ihe 'Noogans yes terdny, losing a twin bill, ,1-2 am 4-2. The twin victories enabled th Lookouts to vault into third place Just one game behind first plac Mobile. , Nnshville dropped Atlanta to fourth place by dealing a double defeat to the Crackers 8-6 and 11-2 nnd stepped Into the fifth spot, dropping Birmingham lo sixth. The Bears divided a double bill with Memphis, winning the first 4-1 and losing the second 6-5. Second place New Orleans and Little Rock also split & pair, the Travelers annexing the first 6-5 In 10 innings and the Pels copping lh.fi nightcap 5-0. In the first game. Little Rock held IS New Orleans hits to five \ runs and tied the score at 5-5 with a 3-run seventh. Traveler catcher Duke Dooliltle singled with two on In the last of the tenth to wrap it up. The Pels parlayed 10 hits Into five runs in Ihe second Rame. sparkert by Dick Long's home run in Ihe second. Righthander Ed Wolfe was the winner. Thanks to the walks, only 3 percentage points separated the three teams after Sunday's activities which saw the Retl Sox sweep a pair from Detroit by 5-2 margins; the Yankees take two from tbe Si.Louis Browns 5-2 and 3-0; and the Indians drop two to the Philadelphia Athletics, 12-4 nnrt 11-3. The double win moved the A's inlo sixth place. This Is how the American League pennant race looked today: Boston is in first place witb 23 wms and 20 losses tallying .583 per cent; New York second with 25 wins and 18 losses, .581; Cleveland third with 29 victories and 21 defeats', .ftftO. In sharp contrast, the National League race is developing Intb a hare and hound chase witb the Brooklyn Dodders pulling farther away every day. Tbe high-flying Brooks captured a pair from Cincinnati. 11-7 and 10-4, lo increase their first place margin to four and a half games o\'f?r the runner-up New York Giants, who pummeled three Pittsburgh pitchers for a 9-1 triumph. The St.Louis past the Reds with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia billies and the third place Chicago Cubs split with Boston. The Braves Kqueeaed out a 7-G win nTfer the Cubs had crabbed a 7-5 Cardinals moved into fourth place started things off when be walked Elmer Valo with the bases "loaded in the first inning to account for the A's first run. The rookie, Indian righthander walked five In two innings before giving way to Steve Gromek in the third of the opener. Bob Feller was even worse in the nightcap. The Clexeland darling walked seven in less than an inning as the A's got off to a 5-0 lead and breezed to their double triumph. In all, the A's drew a jto(:il of 21 passes from nine Cleve- Tommy Byrne of the Browns caused bis own downfall a I the hands of his former Yankee teammates. He walked seven batters, three of whom scored to account for the winner's first game margin. Three walks, two Brownie errors and n single by Gil McDcniR- aid, save the Yankees thrc« runs in the first inning. Bob Kuzava, relieving starter Jim McDonald •with the bases full and nobody out in the first, tossed a six-hitter to register his first victory. Stubby Over mire, making his first start for the Browns, walked only two in the nightcap, but one base on balls was turned into a run. The free pass was sandwiched betweenn McDougald's second in- nl.ng triple, a passed ball and Billy Martin's single for two runs. Vic Raschi yielded three singles for his fifth win. Boston drew four walks off loser Bill Wight but none was turned into luns. Bases on balls didn't figure in the Red Sox second gama win either as the winners clubbed 25 hirs in the twi bill. At Mareb in Yemen, a little- known Near East country, scientists in 1951 found what they believe to be the Queen of Sheba's ancient capital, now a ruined city of alabaster Umples and palaces protruding through the desert sand. Harri^on Hich School's Scouts defeated Doll's Tigers Saturday a 5core of 29-14. Charles and Richard Sanders and Tommy Sulmer pot home runs tor tbe Scouts. Frank Conly Rogers was the winning pitcher. Ihe Scouts now have won six and ] lost none. 1 Next Saturday the Tigers will I come to Harrison diamond for a re- j sippi Valley have followed turn eame. I flood*. READING, Pn. 1,7*1—Betsy Rawls Womrn'a N n H o n rv 1 Open Golf Chnmpinn, won her third tournament yesterday by coppfnc the 1952 E.i.Mrrn Open a I the Perk.^hire Country club. Her 54-hole tola! was 226. Tbe Austin. Tex,, pro finished two stroke.": ahead of Louise Sugcs, of Although svhale? lost their hairy Carrol ton. Ga. Third was Patty coats in adapting themselves to life! Eft's, of Minneapolis with 229. In the water, some species have al Mi,«u Ra\vls won an earlier con- few hairs on their bodies. j test al Houston and tbe women's Some earthquakes in the Missis- '. crops country tournament. She is heavy i irartm;: women's money winner with ' 510.3B3, including yesterday's £875. Every mellow drop.., TOP KENTUCKY BOURBON BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA Adults 50e—Children 15c WRESTLING Monday, June 9 8 p.m. TAG MATCH Al Galento & Henry Harrell vs. Lucky Gilpin & Jack Moody Also 2 1-Fall Matches (90 iMin. Time Limit) GALENTO vs. Gilpin Harrell vs Moody STILl ONIY $008 W [>int I 54.86 'i Ql. 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