The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 23, 1955 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 23, 1955
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PAG! EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 1958 Dressen Still Believes Brooks Can Win; Picks Them (or Flag Nevertheless Nats Take 4-3 Victory By ED WILKS The Associated Press Chuck Dressen, the manager who walked out on a pennant winner, figures the Brooklyn Dodgers would have won the National League flag again last season if he had been around. And this season, says he, they'll do it even though he's still not with them "unless they break their arms.' Dressen, who managed last year at Oakland, now bosses the Washington Senators in the American League. But his faith still is with the Brooks. "They should win it easy," he said yesterday. "They've got all the stuff they need. A lot depends on the pitchers, of course. They're there and you've got to get it out of them." And with those compliments out of the way. Dressen and the Nats proceeded to nudge Brooklyn 4-3 in a 10-inning exhibition game. But getting back to the Dodgers' failure last season, Dressen said, "Even with the injuries they had enough stuff on the bench to win. I knew those fellows better; could have gotten more out of them." Tied 3-S In Ninth The Brooklyns tied Washington 3-3 in the ninth when Junior Gilliam came home on Duke Snider's squeeze bunt. But Jesse Levan's pinch single broke it up in the 10th after singles by Roy Sievers and Tom Umphlett and :tn intentional pass had loaded the bases. Brooklyn's "B" squad beat the Kansas City Athletics 10-9. The Boston Red Sox broke a 1-1 tie with four eighth-inning runs to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4. The Pirates nicked Ellis Kinder for four hits and a walk in the ninth, but fell short when Toby Atwell grounded out with the winning run on base. Cleveland held the Chicago Cubs to two hits, but walks and errors gave the Bruins a 3-2 decision. Howard Pollett blanked the Indians on one hit through the first five innings. Cleveland got its runs on a pinchhomer by Dave Pope in the sixth off Rookie Jim Brosnan. The Cincinnati Redlegs got to Bobby Tiefenauer for four runs in the ninth, but couldn't catch the St.Louis Cardinals, who scored five on five hits in the last two innings for a 7-6 victory. Johnson Whips Panter in Match For Charity PHILADELPHIA tiB — George Johnson fought for charity last night but he showed none once he entered the ring. The Trenton, N. J.. middleweight, seeking recognition among the top ten 160-pounders, clobbered rugged Garth Panter, of Ogden, Utah, in a one-sided 10-rounder at the arena. Receipts went to the Deborah Sanatarium, Browns Mills, N. J., a nonsectarian free tuberculosis hospital. A crowd of 5,424 paid $20,774.50. The 24-year-old Panter, a veteran of 74 fights, was made to order for the counterpunching Johnson. The Mormon father of five waded in wide open and Johnson just stood back and left-jabbed and right-crossed his way to an easy unanimous decision. Johnson, 156, spotted ' three pounds to the stocky Panter as he registered his 30th win against five defeats. H eopened a cut along-side Panter's left eye in the second round and drew blood from his nose in the fourth. • The Champ Shows You How" Uphill Lie Bother You? Then Overclub Shot KEEP LEFT—Ed Furgol advises you to play the ball oft the left foot on an uphill lie. (Third of five articles) By ED FURGOL Written for .NEA Service Your ball will usually travel higher and shorter when played from an uphill lie. I suggest you take a club one number larger than the distance would usually require. In other words, where, you would ordinarily hit a six-iron from a flat fairway, use your five-iron when you have an uphill stance. Play the ball on the line off your left foot. Use less back- swing, less pivot and a shorter grip. Aim slightly to the right. Sports Roundup mj Cyaw/c Marty Is in AL s Hottest Seat TAMPA (AP) — The new American League manager who probably is in the hottest seat this spring is the former great shortstop Marty Marion. He is taking over a club, the Chicago White Sox, which figures to be a contender and will be liked by some of the experts to beat out Cleveland and the New York Yankees. Marty has had two previous shots at a managerial job, with the St.Louis Cards and St.Louis Browns, but this is his first good team. He will be marked for criticism if the Sox do not do at least as well as they did under Paul Richards last season. He says he is fully aware of this. We asked him what he felt he had picked up in the skills of handling a club. "If you mean in handling a team during a game, nothing," he said. "You learn all that when you're a player. That is, if you're a good one and normally intelligent. Of course, you're approaching it from 3 different angle as a manager. and it's a job to learn to make the decisions, just like any other job. Individual Problems "But the most important thing about managing a ball club is in knowing how to handle the individual players ,to get the most that can be gotten out of each man on your roster. I'm thankful that I had last season as a coach under Paul Richards, because I think I learned a whole lot by watching the tstct with which he handled certain situations. "I don't have too many personnel problems with this team, because it has a nucleus of hard-playing veterans who love the game and are going to give you all they've got every day—men like Minnie Minoso, Jim Rivera and Nellie LITTli CHIEF fONTIAC SAYS- doesn't need fo— its age... We run a beauty parlor for middle-aged autos . . . and you'd be surprised ar. the things we can dp for them. 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And . . . most important . . . don't hurry your swing. NEXT: Downhill lie. Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington (A) 4, Brooklyn IN) 3 (10 Innings) St. Louts (N) 7, Cincinnati (N) 6 Boston (A) 5, Pittsburgh (N) 4 Toledo (AA) 3, Milwaukee (N) B" 2 Brooklyn (N) "B" 1; Kansas City (A) 9 Chicago (N) 3, Cleveland (A) 2 Reds' 4-Man Shift On Musical Fails ST. PETERSBURG, Pla. (ff) — Cincinnati has started early this year on its four-man outfield shift for Stan (the man) Musial, veteran St. Louis Cardinal outfielder. Shortstop Roy McMillan moved to left-center field with the . three regular outfielders when Musia came to bat in the sixth inning oi yesterday's game. But it didn't work. Musial poked the ball through the vacated shortstop spot for single. The player payroll of the Chicago White Sox will be "well over 3500,000 this year, says Genera! Manager Frank Lane. dotftjusl for bourbon... ask for carbon uxe KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY FULLf AGED $455 s* 8 -A Pi. » THE BOURBON DE LUXE COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. THIS WHISKEY IS 4 YEARS OLD. 86 PROOF. Beau Jack To Fight Ike Williams in April NEW YORK (AP) — Beau Jack, the storybook fighter who began as a shoeshine boy in his native Georgia and set many box off ice-records, is back in town, a man of 33 who speaks in soft southern tones of his beautiful condition and his love to fight. "Fighting is my life. I love it," :he Beau said. 'I'm gonna break listory. Yes sir. no man ever came out of Retirement to regain the title." The fighter they called the "little Champ" when he held the New York version of the lightweight title 12 years ago, is signed to box Ike Williams, former world lightweight champion, at Augusta, Ga., April 9. Jack boxed in Madison Square Garden more times than any other man. The Beau fought 18 main events, three in one month, and four of these grossed better than 5100,000. The Beau's last fight before retiring with a bad knee was April 16, 1951, when Gil Turner stopped him in eight rounds. But after four years he returned to the ring last January and outpointed Eddie Green in Columbia, S. C. "People say to me, 'Beau, you shouldn't fight.' But I know that if you get your body in beautiful shape and that if it comes from the heart why it's all right. What about Archie Moore and Jersey Joe Walcott? Look how old Archie is and he's champion." Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Division Playoffs: Syracuse 110, Boston 100 (Syracuse leads best-of-5 series 1-0) Fort Wayne 98, Minneapolis 97 (overtime, Fort Wayne leads best- of-5 series 2-0} Will Sox Sign Ted Williams? SARASOTA, Fla., (/Pi — Baseball's most tantalizing question remained pop fly high today with the spring training season three weeks old and opening day less than a month away. Is Ted Williams going to play left field for the Boston Red Sox or is he going to retire to his fishing tackle business in Florida. Sox General Manager Joe Cronin said yesteray: "There is absolutely no change in the Williams situation from what it was three weeks ago." Three weeks ago, Cronin said he didn't know if his 36-year-old batting star would be on hand for the 1955 season. The Sox' new manager, Mike Higgins, held a news conference yesterday and spiked reports that Williams will sign tomorrow. He told Boston sportswriters "you fellows will be the first to know." Higgins said Faye Thorneberry, a slick fielder but light hitter just out of the Army, is 'definitely leading in the race for the left field job" will which will be vacant if Williams sticks to his retirement. Top Cage Teams Play in AAU DENVER Wf — Peoria's champions and other top-rated teams make their first appearance today n the 48th annual National Amateur Athletic Union basketball tournament. North Carolina State College of Raleigh, another seeded team, opens its bid against Wuthnow Furniture of Hope, Kan., featuring former Kansas State players. The Kansans whipped North Penn of Philadelphia yesterday, 85-49. The Phillips Bbers or Bartlesville, Okla., favored to dethrone Peoria, open against Santa Maria, Calif. The Luckett-Nix team of Boulder, Colo., featuring seniors from the University of Colorado team this season, meets the Ada Oilers of Houston, Tex. Burdette HalQorson, Big Seven scoring champion the past two seasons, and Bob Jeangerard, another CU star, will set the pace for the Colorado team. Rangy Jerry Jung and Roger Craft were the big weapons in leading Hope, Kan., past the smaller North Penn crew. Gene Stauffer led the Kansas scoring with 16, and three of his mates also hit in double figures. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seattle — AI Williams, 156'/ 2 , Los Angeles, outpointed Mil Savage, 161, Salt Lake City, 10. Philadelphia — George Johnson, Cf u fcorae Courier News Sporta Editor More About the '24 Chicks As was expected, we have had several comments (and, some new stories) on yesterday's review of the 1924 Chickasaw football team. Accurate information, rrom that period' naturally is difficult to come by. Memories fade and newspaper reports get lost. Billy Bcall's Chickasaw history, from which most of the material in yesterday's column was gleaned, necessarily is far from complete and also often incorrect in its review of early Chick history because many newspaper reports of those days were unavailable and because much of the information of Ihose early years was based on various individual accounts. First, we learned that 1934 wos not the first time the Chicks went, undefeated. Jesse Taylor, who was a member of the team during its embryo stage, told us the Tribe hart its first unbeaten year in 191G— only three years after Blythevllle organized a football program. He said he thought the Chicles played about eight games that year. And the only game they lost in 19H was to Memphis University School (MUS) 12-7. Mr. Taylor, a charter member of the Chicks in 1913, recalled that first year, "Sam Wilhite was the only member of the team who had ever seen a football, so they made him captain." We also had a letter from Mitchell Johns this morning pointing out that bis brother, Eiliott Johns, was starting quarterback on that 1024 158, Trenton, N. J., outpointed Garth Panter, 159, Ogclen, Utah, 10.. Miami Beach, Fla — Bob Satterfield, 181!!;, Chicago, outpointed Marty Marshall, ISO'.i, Detroit, 10 Holyoke, Mass — Willie Pep. 130!-' 2 , Hartford, Conn, outpointed Charlie Titone, 12T/2, Brooklyn, 10. pla. He is just out of the MarineB. squad rather than a substitute, Elliott was a senior that yoar uxl Fred copeland was his sophomore understudy, Mitchell says. According to Mitchell, Elliott went on to play for the University of Arkansas though he weighed oaiir 152 pounds. BHS Gridders at U of A All three former Chickasaws now playing for Jack Mitchell at the University of Arkansas saw action in last Saturday's Red-White prelude to this week's spring practice finale. None of the trio started the same, though suard Billy Michaels and end Bob Children were first substitutes at their positions. Billy Gilbow. also an end, was four!)! replacement at his position. Childress and Gitbow were on the Red squad and Michaels played for the White team. It was rumored earlier that ail three of the boys would be red- shirted next year, though definite word of this has not been forthcoming. All-Stater Now Grandfather Another old Chickasaw, Uelbert Uice, first to make all-state from Rlythcville according to J. P. Friend, recently became a grandfather, llice, who played tackle and made the aH-state team in about 1S26. now lives in Pittsburgh. His son, Airman John L. Bice, slationed at Biloxi, Miss., is the father of a new son. Staples in Florida We also have word that John Staples, former line coach here under Russell Mosley (1949-50) is now high school coach at .Lakeland, CITIES SERVICE STATION 366 S. Division St. (Highway 61) Blytheville, Ark. The Most Modern Service Slalion in Blytheville now nearing completion. • Dual Greasing Facilities • Heavy Duty Truck Lift • High Pressure Washing Machine • Three Modern Rest Rooms Persons Interested in Leasing Call 3-6919 For'55...Ford presents 5 new station wagons This year Ford presents five new, all-steel, do-it-all beauties for you to choose from. And every one gives you Ford's years-ahead Thunderbird styling . . . Trigger-Torque power . . . and smoother Angle- Poised Ride. You're bound to find one that's right for you —be it four-door or two-door ... six or eight-passenger ... 162-h.p. Y-block V-8, 182-h.p. Y-block Special V-8 or 120-h.p. Six. 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