The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 2, 1955 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 2, 1955
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1955 Bf.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Pain's Knee Is Biggest Worry For Tigers; Hank Cracks Whip Yanks Given Hope For Martin's Return By EI> CORRIGAN The Associated Tress As if he didn't have problems enough trying to pull a second-division club, loaded with inexperienced youngsters, up by its bootstraps, Manager Bucky Harris of the Detroit Tigers today turned his attention to worrying about Ferris fain. The two-time American League butting king jammed his right knee in a game last season when he was playing with the Chicago White Sox. The Tigers took a chance on him and obtained him In a trade during the winter in liopes the knee would come around. Fain, a first-basiman, not only i.s a hitter of ability, but, almost a.s important, he's one of the few really experienced players on the Bengal roster. 'Fain will be my first baseman IT his knee is all right," said Harris, who took over the Tigers this year. Limping But as of now, Fain's leg is not ail right. He limped noticeably yesterday, the first day of training, and admitted he was favoring the leg. "There's no use denying the darn thing has me worried," said Fain, "But doctors tell me it's going DO be okay. If I didn't feel they are right I wouldn't be heer in camp." He revealed he aggravated the injury twice during the winter- once while pheasant hunting and again when he toppled three feet fiom a scaffold. Meanwhile, General Manager Hank Greenberg of the American League champion Cleveland Indians, disgusted with the antics of .some of his players who have refused to sign, cracked the whip and brought outfielder Larry Doby into lino. Greenbere talked to Doby several hours yesterday and they reached no agreement. Greenbery then told Doby there was no use hanging around the Tucson, Ariz., camp, and ordered him home to Paterson, N. J. Doby signed in a hurry, at, he said ruefully, Greenberg's terms." Martin Due In July Greenberg also hauled third baseman Rudy Hegalado and pitcher Hank Aguirre into line, leaving an even half-dozen tribesmen outside the fold. All told, there are only 24 holdouts in the majors and most are expected to capitulate shortly. The Ne York Yankees had some encouraging news from their GI second baseman Billy Martin. He hopes to be out of the Arrny by early July. There was a flurry in the Yankee pamp in St. Petersburg, Fla., when the report began to circulate that he would rejoin the club early in the season, perhaps by opening day. Stan (The Man) Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals and Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers both reported overweight. Field and Stream Catfish Complicated Class of Fish; Only 2 Of 28 Groups in U.S. By AL McCLANE Fishing Editor Catfish are a rather complicated class of fish. In fact, only two of the recognized 28 families are found in North America, and from an angling standpoint, these can be divided into separate groups. Of first importance are the channel cats, which includes the blue, white, and channel catfish. These are the big ones found In the Mississippi Valley region and through other parts of the South. They may reach 100 pounds. The second group consists of the smaller, but highly esteemed bullheads, such as the black, brown, flat, and yellow bullhead. These cats make up the bulk of the fishing in the Great Lakes regions. But the third group of even smaller size contains catfish which are used for bait rather than caught for food. These are the madtoms and stonecats. The mndtoms are capable of causing a painful wound by puncturing the skin with their pectoral fins and injecting venom. The only other family of catfish represented in North American waters is the sea catfish, found near sandy shores in southern waters. Sen catfish are easily caught on hook and line, or in nets in tropical waters. Some of them are not of much value as food, but like many other marine producls, they are now coming into the market in great quantities. Most catfish are found in sluggish ureas of rivers, lakes, and small streams. The channel catfish is an exception, and both the stonecat find several species of madt^ni may be found in fairly fast water. Hand Injury Is Healed, Says Roy Campanella VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Roy Campanella who plunged from the Most Valuable Player in the Nationa League in 1953 to a meek .207 hitter,last year, today pro claimed that his injured right hand is all right. Twice last year he underwent surgery. Most Brooklyn Dodger officials thought Campanula's troubles cost them the pennant. yesterday, in the first day ol spring training, he took nine practice swings and was completely satisfied with the results. "My hand feels good," he enthused. "It doesn't hurt me a bit. I can swing that bat now, and that's all I want to know. All I've got to do now is time the ball." He reported that all the numbness in his ring finger has disappeared and that the muscle between the thumb and the index finger is rebuilding, although it is not quite normal. Couldn't Grip "I never felt right last season, he said seriously. "I couldn't grip the bat properly. Sure, I hit some lonfe balls but I never had that feeling of having hit a good one outside. "A right-handed hitter can't whip the bat around with his right hand. You do it with the left hand and I couldn't do It at all last year. I hit the 360-foot sign yesterday by whipping the bat around on outside pitch. "I even hit one off the fist. No. sir, it didn't hurt a bit." He said he had been doing some catching too. "And I've been receiving some pretty hard pitches already and don't even use a sponge in the glove. I want to get used to the pounding. It's great to be a whole Roy Campanella "Good to Be Whole" US, Reds In Crucial Ice Hocke Tilt KREFELD, Germany (;?)— One of the big games in the World Ice Hockey championships comes off, tonight with the United States, rugged, bodychecking outfit, playing Russia, the defending champion that has taught itself to be rough. European amateur hockey fans have been looking forward to this one, and a sellout of 8,000 is anticipated. The U. S. thus far has lost- only once in four starts while the Russians are unbeaten in four games in the round robbin tournament. Canada, the team Russia upset for the 1954 title, was the club that beat the U. S. This is a must game for both. The Russians need a victory to make Sunday's game' against Canada a showdown for the title. The Canadians and Russians are tied for. first plare at this point. And the U. S., currently third in PACKAGED ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICECREAM ICE CREAM Guaranteed Quality We manufacture our own Hiffh Quality Ice Cream KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN 0lKSRM«:_^~ ~- ^Sr-sfSSEs-- Catfish generally feed on the bot-j torn and are omnivorous. Practical-1 ly all catfish are more active at 1 night, and many start foraging just after dusk. They seem to eat little or nothing durinc the winter. Catfish are an excellent food. The flesh is firm and white in most species, but usually bullheads are reddish when dressed. They are prepared for the table by removing the skin, which is an arduous task for the inexperienced. Small specimens may be boiied and then' scraped, or even cooked with the : skins intact. ballplayer again." Two Arkansons Win GG Bouts A Memphis boy, formerly from Joiner, won one of the two bouts that the Mid-South 'Golden Gloves team won in the first round of the Western Tournament at Chicago in Chicago Stadium yesterday Henry Harrison, now a studen' at Ouachita College, rugged Elmer Shippe, 20-year-ok two-time Peorla, 111., champion. Sonny Ingram was the other Arkansas boy to win in the tournament. Ingram knocked out Tom Weatherly, 17 - year - old Muncie Ind., in 35 seconds of the first round. Ingram is a heavywei| and a veteran of Golden Gloves competition. In the middleweight division Larry Reed of Marion, Nick Farmer, 24-year-old Ellsworth tS. D.) Air Force Base boy representing Soux City. Iowa. the standings, need a triumph to stay in the running. The game also puts to a test the Russians' "new" style of play. Hockey in Europe is a gentlemanly sport compared to the brand played by the U. S. and Canada. But after last year's tournament, the Russians went home to polish up on body checking and more aggressive play. Hundreds of Additional Items. All at a Terrific Savings-All at 88< . All Too/i Guaranteed . . . All F i r * f Quality TOO I U U | ' No Restriction*-We are not limiting quantities YoiMvill want Many of these Sensational Bargains HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. "Do It Yourself' Headquarters New Records Spinning Sports World Dizzy By JIMMY BRESIJN NEA. Slatf Correspondent i NEW YORK — (NEA; — The 1 day after Mike Souchak finisher! the Texas Open with a 257, a score they bill as a new Professional Golfers Association record, Fred Corcoran was sitting around a gqlf course near his Mamaroneck, N. Y., home. "Wasn't that Mike something down there?" one of the clubhouse duffers asked. Corcoran, the man whose hustling .set up the 1 framework for the professional golf circuit as we know it today, shuddered. In Fred Corcoran's golfing life, he has seen some astounding golf turned In — rounds like the 276 with which Ben Hogan laced the Riviera Country Club in the 1948 Open at Los Angeles, or Jimmy Demaret's unbelievable 30 on the back nine at the Masters in 1941. "THAT'S RIGHT, 1 SAW those rounds," sputtered the energetic guy, "and here they were asking me about 'Souchak's new record. 1 It was ridiculous. On the records. Gene Little is a better player than Souchak. "Littler is hot now. Supposing he got real hot down there and shot I in the 50's? What would they be saying then?" His complaint is a natural one these days. Souchak, you see, did his low-scoring on the Breckenridf-e public golf course in San Antonio. It is a 6400-yard affair laid out along the general lines of a bowling alley. When the pros get on a course like that, you could put together four rounds of 70 and come out so far down in the also-rans that there's no sense in playing the last day. There was no apparent attempt on the part of the tournament people to toughen the layout up — and the moment Souchak was in with bis 257 the crowing began. Another new record, they yelled. Now, to compare a 257 over Breckenridge with, say. anything under 285 at a course rigged up as was Baltusrol for last year's open or Oakland Hills, outside of De-| troit, four years ago, is ridiculous, j IT IS ALMOST AS ridiculous as! things will get if Stan Musial breaks Babe Ruth's home run mark now that the right field screen at Busch Stadium has been removed. This is an era of sports thinking which demands outlandish scores. You get yourself chased if you're the kind of a guy who likes a 2-1 baseball game decided on a squeeze play instead of a home run. Vou're a cinch to tap out if you want to bet that the average basketball team won't crack 80 points per game. Souchak is innocent of this rap. He played the same course everybody else did. Nor can any .snarl be directed at Musial if he pumps 60 balls into the Little League target they've made for him in right field. The rap must be taken, however, by the kind of thinking which goes into a .sports promoting today. From baseball to golf, promoters have .shown a marked disinterest for the one who appreciates a well- played event. They've leaned, instead, to the people who want a knockout in every fight, a home 1 run in every inning. Everything Js a circus, The same for golf. We wonder how the winner of this year's Masters Tournament will feel when he walks off with his respectable card — after 72 holes of battling one of the nation's finest tests of golf — and is called a bum for not clipping a stroke or so off Souchak's record. SENIOR DISTRICT CHAMPS — The Harrison High Dragonettes, holders of an impressive 20-4 record, won the District 3 Negro title Saturday night from Osceola and will go to ihe state tourney in Marianna. Pictured (first row, left to rizht), Earline Grenshaw, Ruby Brown, captain, Birdy Currin, Imogene Overall, Lilly Mae Jones; second row — Coach Ira T. Young, Hazel Allen, Katie Diliard. Anita Sims, Hallie Smith and Lizzie Harris. (Courier N'ews Photo) Harrison Senior Girls Play Tonight The Harrison High senior girls, District 8 champions, meet the Carver High girls of Augusta in the Harrison High Gym tonight. Carver High girls also won their district title. In preliminary games, J. C. Speck Junior High of Frenchman's Ba- you's boys and girls will tangle with Armorel Junior High learns. Game time will be 7 p.m. for the first junior game with the senior girls game to get underway about 8:30. This will be a warm-up game for the senior girls who begin play ] in the senior girls state tourney at' Marianna this week-end. Read Courier News Classified Ads Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee Joey Giardello, 158J/2, Philadelphia, knocked out Peter Mueller, 156, Germany, 2. 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