The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 29, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER MEWI TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 195B Phils/ Braves, Pirates, Bosox Golden Boys of Spring Games BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES ... No. 9 ,<.A ZI-YeAS-OLO CUKVS- 9 A L-LEI3- GRADUATING- PKOM •SYRACUSE WITH A p Porker Golfers Take Measure Of Christians FAYETTEVILLE. Ark. IjPI—Tink- er Gordon scored the most Impres- ' sive victory for the University of Arkansas golf team yesterday as the Porkers whipped Texas Christian 4-2. The results: Dick Duckworth, TCU, defeated Gray Linzel, Arkansas, 2 and 1. Tinker Gordon. Arkansas, defeated Ekiridge Miles, TCU. 5 and 4. Linzel - Gordon defeated Duck worth - Miles, 2 and 1. Phil Rogers, Arkansas, defeated Mickey Bozarth, TCU. 3 and 2. Bert Franks. TCU. defeated Bass Trumbo, Arkansas, 1 up. Rogers - Trumbo defeated Bo - zarth - Pranks, 1 up. Larry Jackson, rookie pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Heavy Training Will Begin Soon For Marc/ano GROSSINGER, N. Y. (/Pi—Heavy weight champion Rocky Mnrciano broke camp yesterday and headed for California, where he will begin serious workouts for his May 16 title defense against Don Cockell of England in San Francisco. He has been training "lightly" for more than, two months. This consisted of boxing 87 rounds with his sparmates, doing hundreds of miles of roadwork and whipping through the equivalent of another 100 rounds with the punching bag. He weighed 205 pounds, when he started his sessions on Jan. 11. Now he weighs 191 pounds, just four pounds over his best fighting weight. graduate Idaho. First Baseman Harry ARganLs of is a j the Boston Red Sox is the only of the University of i member of the team born in Mas- I .sachusetts. Only One of Four Figures in Pennant By ED WILKS The Associated Press It won't mean a thing next month when the pennant races start, but right now it's the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox who are the golden boys of baseball's spring exhibition schedule. " Only one of the four—Milwaukee Arkansas Relays Promise to Be Best Meet Yet 4 University Teams, About 25 High Schools Expected to Enter FAYETTEVILLE — The Sixth Annual Arkansas Relays are fast approaching and from all early indications — they're going to be the finest and perhaps largest of them all. Topping the full-day's activity will be a four-school university division headed by the famed distance corps of Kansas University and including the University of Tulsa, Kansas State Teachers of Pittsburgh, and the host Arkansas Razorbacks. Around 100 entries are likely in the university division alone. In the high school field where entree forms are not yet clue, advance notices from all over the state indicate as many as 25 or even 30 teams may make an appearance in the pre-Easter festi- . it is possible that Big Seven and Class A schools will be combined for a total of 20 to 25 entries while the Big Seven has never had more than three schools entered in,its division. Actually it would not work a hardship at all on the Class A teams. Out of the nine individual event records posted, Class A school marks are better than Big Seven records in four events and tied in one other for an even split. The Big Seven relay event marks are all better than those posted by Class A and B schools. Although the 1955 Relays may yield a large field, it is doubtful | (hat they will be as hard on the record book as was the case last year. The Fiith Annual Relays saW five new A&M marks established, even three new marks in the uni-j versily division. —figures as a pennant contender The Phils seem to lack power. Pittsburgh doesn't have the experience. And the Red >Sox don't have Ted Williams. Yet, Philadelphia is the wmning- est exhibition club to date, winning 10 of its 15 spring games. That's the best record (.667) in either league. Milwaukee followed with a .643 percentage on a 9-5 record. Pittsburgh and Boston both are 10-6 for a .625 mark. Manager Pinky Higgins' Red Sox have the best record on a strictly league basis, however. They've won seven of eight against clubs in their own American League .The Chicago White Sox. 6-9 over-all, are second in the American with a 3-2 mark. The Phils top the National with a 6-2 record against other clubs in the senior circuit. The braves and the world champion New York Giants are next with 5-2 records, although the Giants have played all their National League games against the Chicago Cubs. The battle between the leagues goes to the National at this stage by a 38-28 count. The clubs will be breaking camp this week. There wasn't much but rain and cold weather on the exhibition schedule yesterday. Just three games survived the elements. Pittsburgh beat St. Louis 2-1, with Preston Ward hitting a two- run single in the third. The New York Giants scored jive runs in the eighth to overhaul the Cubs, but Chicago scored a deadlocking run in the ninth and broke it open with four in the 10th off Reuben Gomez for a 14-11 decision. Kansas City defeated the Detroit Tigers 3-2 behind the six-inning. no-hit, no-run pitching Art Ceccarelli. of rookie Ten American League games were decided by 1-0 scores in 1954. Three of these wins were the efforts of Chicago White Sox hurlers Don Johnson, Virgil Trucks and Jack Harshmnn. Read Courier News Classified A'Js Sports Roundup Ljaijtc ^Jatbot Brooks Looking Tough Again TAMPA (AP) — The Brooklyn Dodgers look big and tough and appear to be feeling the same way as they begin wheeling north out of Florida on their exhibition tour. They have been a formidable outfit ever sinuc the spring games began, though their record of wins and losses does not necessarily reflect it. In talking with Manager Walt. . Speed A.- Bullets Alston and key members of the club, one senses that the Dodgers still are not happy over their per- Newcombe played a prominent part in last year's debacle, if that is the word for finishing five games formance last year and lire going | nut of place. The big right into the coming race determined i bander, just back from the Army, to make amends. Alston seems j won only nine games while much more aggressive and sure of himself than he did a year ago. even if he refuses to say that he intends to "get tough." He is inclined to attribute somewhat bellicose spirit of than I'd like him He's hitting those to right now. bullets of his Roberts, Getz, Neff Victorious In Mat Feature Mixed tag wrestling made its debut before Blytheville wrestling fans at Memorial Auditorium last night with the team of Red Roberts Al Getz and Miss £attt Neff emerging victorious. The team won over Clyde Steves, Bob Corby and Miss Judy Lamar in a bout that furnished plenty ot excitement and laughs. Rules of the mixed tag match are practically the same for regulation six-man bouts with one exception. When one of the women wrestlers was tagged, the other automatically entered the ring. The gals didn't wrestle the boys, as was expected by many fans. Roberts, Getz and Miss Neff won the decision in straight falls. Roberts grabbed the first round for his side when he made Corby give after 12 minutes with a crab hold. Then Getz came back and with some able assistance from Roberts, pinned Stevens in 10 minutes after a shoulder flip. In the preliminary bout Miss Neff defeated Miss Lamar, Getz won over Corby and Stevens defeated Roberts. the his athletes to the fact that they believe both pitcher Don Newcombe and catcher Roy Cam pa no! In are prepared to come back with big seasons. Having a couple of fellows like that on your side again, he says, is enough 1.0 jack up any ball ciub. losing and had an unsightly earnerl- run average of 4.56. He had control trouble and a crick in his throwing shoulder. This spring Newcombe ha.s been going up to a^ dozen innings in a row without giving a base on balls, and Alston says when he cuts loose he's as fast as he ever ws.i. "As for Campanula," Alston commented, "that bad hand of his seems to be completely healed He's swinging as hard as he ever did. In fact, he's swinging harder Plant To Prosper Plant "THE BELT'S BEST COTTON" DELTAPINE 15 & D & PL FOX Ark. Cert. Deltapine 15 $145 per ton Ark. Cert. D & PL Fox . . $150 per ton Non-Cert. Deltapine 15........ .$125 per ton (Was subject to certification) Non-Cert. D & PL Fox $130 per ton Also Ogden & Dorman Soybeans (Breeders, Certified, Xon-Ortlficd) THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. N. Highway fl) |>|,. |>Q 3-.TI18 Office Ic Slocki In Hlylhevllle WarehoiiM Hulldlnfr Important Business Meeting of the CHICKASAW BOOSTER CLUB Hotel Noble - Tonight 7 P.M. All Members Are Urged To be Present DIGGING DIRT Barbara Romack, whose form is Rood any "heie shows style which his made her one of nations to]. female amateurs. Here, the Sacramento, Calif., ass shows correct way of. cettine out of a trap. (NbAI tllL Bell Boots Ball To Canadians In Pro Battle NFW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Bert Bell of the Na- lioml 1 ootbi League has drop-kicked the poUtical football back ii to the laps of the Canadian League leaders over the question o talent raids within American borders. "It's up to the Canadian clubs, now " Bell said. "They'll have to control their own sjtuation and their own clubs." With this statement the American pro grid czar was scrapping peace plans with the northern competitors and seemed to be saying: "Two can play this game as well as one." Bidding for choice football talent is not new to the NFL. It survived a comparable battle with the defunct All-America Conference from 1946-1S. In a nine-hour executive session yesterday the 12 NFL members agrocd to go to work new Seek Separate P»ct» Bell outlined the situation with the explanation: "They (the Canadians) have no constitulion, no central office and nobody who has the authority to make an agreement. They'll have to control their situation and their own clubs. It's up to the Canadian members now." Bell feels that separate, workable agreements will pressure the Heedless raiders Into line as they become outnumbered in their own territory. Then the commissioner can negotiate a lasting armistice. Bell has this power. "I still have the authority to make an agreement if they're will- Major Leogue Previews .._ , play" plan tor sep- j ing lo t, e f n i ri t 0 respect our con- anite traces wilh compatible Ca-j micls „„<( options and to respect nadian clubs. Hie college eligibility rules by not signing players before the completion of their fourth year of el- 'Do or Die' Season for Stariky By JACK HAND ST. PETERSBURG, E1 a . (AP) — In the words of Manager Eddie Stanky, his St. Louis Cardinals "will go as far as our pitching can carry us." The pitching didn't carry Eddie very far last summer when the club staggered to a sixth-place finish, 25 games behind the leaders after being considered a pennant contender. With Vic Raschi unable to work in regular turn and Gerry Staley flopping, Stanky had to resort to the questionable tactics of using Harvey Haddix and Brooks Lawrence as both starters and relief. "For my nucleus I have Haddix, Lawrence, Gordon Jone.s and Tom Poholsky," he said. 'Of the new boys, Luis Arroyo, Floyd Wooldridge and Larry Jackson have looked good. I hope to get some relief help for Frank Smith from Barney Schultz and Bobby Tiefen- auer, plus Paul LaPuIme. Tony Jacobs, another relief man. has done some good work. Joe Presko is a possibility but he has to show me this year." Stanky didn't mention Raschi, who won't pitch for at least a month and may be finished because of back trouble. Stanky realizes that he is on the hot seat this season, the last of his three-year contract. Although owner Gussie Busch gave him a vote of confidence during the winter, it is obvious he won't settle for another sixth pi ce finish. Hnddix (18-13), is the lone lefty sure to start. Lawrence (15-6) came up from Columbus to become the star of the staff, starting and relieving in late summer. Jones (4-4) .showed real promise after his August promotion from Omaha and Poholsky (5-7) pitched better than his record shows. Arroyo (8-li) at Columbus and 8-3 at Houston) is a Puerto Rican lefthander with a real . chance. Wooldridge, a righthander, sat out last season because a broken ankle failed to heal properly. He was (15-13) at Houston in '53. Jackson C12-G at Rochester) may make it on his first major league test. Rookie Ken Boyer, is set at third base off a .319 season at Houston. Bill Virdon. another rookie up from Rochester where he led the International League at .333. is a key to the outfield ami Infield. If Virdon makes it, Stan Musial probably will be shifted to first base Meantime.. Joe Cunningham (.284) and Tom Alston (.246) are fighting for first. Red Schocndirnst (.3151, best second baseman in the league, and sophomore AU'x Grammas (.264) round out the infield. Musial (.331) in right field—or first base—is the big man of the club, of course. Wally Moon (.304), rookie of the year in '54 and Rip Repulski (.283) are the other outfield regulars. The catching will be handled by Bill Sarni (.300) and the veteran Del Rice ( 252). igiljility," Dick Mosgle Signs to Play With49ers SAN FRANCISCO l.fl — Dirk Moegle. Rice Institute all-Amci ica halfback, today signed to plfij professional football with the San Francisco '49crs. Moegle was the 49ers' draft choice. . The 181-pound halfback, who was 4th best in collegiate-rushing yardage last fall was called "one of the finest rookies over to come into pro football" by Norman (Rod) Strader, in the 49crs' new head coach. Television fans will remember Moegle in the 1954 Cotton Bowl when Rice met Alabama. And the 1955 Shrine game. In the Cotton Bowl Moegle was tackled by Tommy Lewis, who became excited and jumped off the Alabama bench. Exhibition Baseball MONDAY'S BASEBALL liy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago IN) 14, New York (N) 11 (10 innings I Pittsburgh (N) 2, S'. Louis IN) Kansas City (A) 3. Detroit (A) 9 Make Your *«.'ii'» 414.- • .i'tsr-j 'AMERICAN. DISTIIUH; <o, UK mil. ill. 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