The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1955 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, March 29, 1955
Page 7
Start Free Trial

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN 0ETWEE U'N'ME PJNEHURST, N. C. — (NEA) — This is Golf Capital, U.S.A., all abjections (sic) from California and Texas overruled , . . quite a come-up since James W. Tufts, grand-pappy of the current clan, loosed cows in the meadow in 1898 to supply milk for his hostelry . . . and found the bovine critters supplanted by guests in the meadow banging golf balls . . . There are more (folf bags per capita in I'inehurst than repentant souls at a Billy Graham revival . . . in six months, 75,000 rounds of gulf are played on the country club's four 18 - hole courses . . . President Dick Tufts, the mayor without portfolio in this private community that hires its own cops and firemen, played his first nine in 1904 . . . and still shoots in the 70s (off the women's tees) . . . Few years ago, Babe Didrikson Zaharias came early to Pinehurst's North and South tournament for a few days' practice (she was still an amateur) . . . "Would you like to pay your greens fees now or later?" she was asked in the clubhouse . . . The Babe snort- Dick Tufts ed, "But I never pay greens fees." . . , Tufts sent word: "Tell her she doesn't have to pay greens fees. But also tell her I'm sending a letter to the United States Golf Association." ... She paid the greens fees . . . Tufts Is a good bet to be the next USGA president ... • • • A gal golf champ here gets more attention than Marilyn Monroe crossing a sidewalk grating. It was in 1902, when grand-pappy Tufts thought of expanding his original 9-hole layout to 18, that Allen Treadway, a congressman from Massachusetts, cautioned, "I'm agin it. Golf is just a fad. It'll never last." . . The North and South Amateur, sponsored by Pinehurst, has been played continuously since 1901 . . Greatest golf fan among the pines is Gen. George Marshall, who's out in all weather, and has a favorite vantage spot at the fourth tee from which he can see play in progress on four holes simultaneously . . . When it rains, you hop in your car and trail around the course in comfort . . . over maintenance roads intertwining the pastures , . . We came expecting to smell magnolia . . . and wound up whiffing onions . . . from scallions sprouting all over the terrain . . . Sand, the bane of all golfers, is the boon of Pinehurst . . . which lies on an old ocean shelf ... so that when it rained l s / 2 inches in 24 hours during Hurricane Hazel last fall, an hour later the course was playable . . If you're looking for recreation (?;, down the road a piece there's a not so secluded hideaway that looks like a little Las Vegas in staid oP No'th Carolina . . . and they have been known to wager at the steeplechase track nearby, although there's no pari- mutuel machine . . . until this year, bookie stalls operated openly . . . Village character Is Causey (Happy) Talbot, who pilots a rickety 1921 White bus around the lanes, 'cept when he decides lo take off for a short nap . . . estimates he's transported Pinehurst's golfers 300,000 miles since 1917 . . . Pinehurst is also the great harness horse training center . . .. where Octave Blake prepared Newport Dream for the 1954 Hamble- tonian victory . . By all odds, golf's most prominent and colorful figure on the distaff side is Wiffi Smith, who told one newsman she's 18, another 19 and better settle for the 18, othewise she'd have been ineligible to win the U. S. juniors in '54 ... On her way to the North and South title, the hefty California miss burst into the locker room and yodeled, "Hey, Romack, where are you? I'm coming after you tomorrow." . . . and handed U. S. UUehoIder Barbara a 6 and 5 pasting in the semis . . . Between you'n'me, wonder how that catfish is doing that La Romack deposited in the hotel pond at St. Augustine . , , DeMarco Wins 'Butting' Match from Manzo NEW YORK (AP) — Paddy DeMarco might have lost his lightweight championship, but it's nice to note the gentle Brooklynite hasn't lost his favorite offensive weapon — the butt. "Who, me?" asked Paddy when Referee Harry Ebbets warned him for butting in the fifth round of his 10-round verdict over Libby Manzo in St. Nicholas Arena last night. "It was purely unintentional." Paddy, who lost his last two outings by knockouts—the title to Jimmy Carter last November and another joust with Seraphin Ferrer in Paris in January—had a tough time with Manzo, a New Yorker who lacks experience but has a hnrrt head. When DeMnrco decided to rough .1 up. Mair/,o was perfectly willing to go along and the crowd howled with glee. After Ebbets warned DeMarco—and wagged his finger at Manzo too—he permitted the boys to go at each other with vigor. They didn't throw much leather, but their heads must have taken tin awful battering. "I got a little irked," confessed DeMarco. "But I needed a fight like that to get rolling again. He's a rough boy. I know I fight clfan (eyes wide) and any butting was an accident. "Anyhow, I got a little tired toward the end, so I know I need more work. From now on. 1 hope I can fight every three weeks." Neither is much of a puncher, but Paddy did get in the best blows of the fight, two right hooks to the head in the second. Then he opened a cut over Manzo's eye in the fifth. At Eastern Parkway Arena in Brooklyn, Danny Giovnnelli of Brooklyn, who doesn't even hnve a manager, upset the dope by stopping Jimmy Martinez, of Phoenix. Ariz., l n 1:42 of the fifth. -NOTICE- GARBAGE OR SANITATION FEES which are paid quarterly are due April 1st. The payment of (hose fees is necessary so this essential service may lie carried on as there arc no other taxes or fees collected to pay this cost. The rate is 75 cents per month on residences, payable quarterly which is $2.25, and there is no older fee paid for which you get so much direct benefit. J'lcase co-operate by paying promptly in City Clerk's Office, City Hall. This is your City—Help Us Keep it Clean. For Service Dial 2-2282 City of Blytheville The Whole League Needs Williams as Much as Bosox By HARRY GRAYSON NICA Sports Editor SARASOTA, Fla. — (NEA) — The entire American League's deep concern about Ted Williams playing with the Red Sox is a forceful reminder that the junior circuit has run out of name players. Not since Babe Ruth quit the Yankees in u huff 20 years ago has such a cry for one man been issued. The AL never has suffered from such a dearth of individual attractions as, exists toa.iy. Outside of Williams, there isn't one player who can guarnntee he'll make the turnstiles spin. And, t» turn gossip columnist for a moment, it was Ted, Williams' maritiil troubles, incl not his fishing. Unit held up his reporting to the Sox. The Thumper said he had an understanding with Boston General Manager Joe Cronin on the 'reporting date. Ted did road work and swung two bats on his Isle Morada in the Keys some 30 miles south of Minmi, while waiting .settlement of his separate maintenance controversy with his wife, Doris. Ted gave the missus their home at Perrine, Fla., plus $250,000 and a Cadillac. The hitch is said to center on a demand for half of his liiirnintrs for the next 10 years or a flat 5300,000. Williams said ne would be a beachcomber before giving her anything more. Making Ted's box office appeal needed more is the fact that the AL is decidedly top heavy, the first three clubs are many kilometers ahead of the five have-nots. Cleveland stressed the rather sad situation by bringing in Ralph Kiner. The gate needed a shot in the arm despite the fact that the Indi- Race or Hot TEXARKANA, Ark. «*—A member of the state Racing Commission says his group will approve plans to set up a horse racing track at Texarkana, if the people of the area like the idea. Lacy Lawrence of Texarkana .-iaid yesterday that there is not "any question that the Racing FOR SHIPMENT r STORAGE Gall IW.W.Beckham .Moving & Storage Company 9(10 X. Second Ph. 3-8928 LOCAt • LONG-DISTANCE MOVING Guaranteed Watch Cleaning 3.50 36 Hour Service Your watch is completely disassembled—all pivots polished —springs adjusted and machine cleaned. Chronographs and Automatics not included lit this low price Thompson Jewelers 1M W. Main RADIATOR WORK Boiled Out Repaired Flo Tested Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS 5M Cl. Lake AYC. Pho. 3-69111 age ranges from .263 to .276. In the Pacific Coast League, Jim Rivera might have been the type Rogers Hornsby would pay to see, hut the Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican hasn't been anything like that in the majors. And Minnie Minoso helps the White Sox more on the field than he does in a money way. He's funny, but people still watch George Gobel instead of storming Comiskey Park to see him. Detroith as the best shortstop in the American League in Harvey Kuenn, but the Wisconsin Alumnus is about as flamboyant as a process server. Jim Busby is Washington's supreme athlete, but the addicts would rather eat dinner than see the Texan steal bases and shag flies. Jim Finigan of the Athletics is known principally because the White Sox covet him. With the departure of Bob Turley, Paul Richards practically has to introduce the Orioles. In striking contrast, the well-balanced National League has taken charge of the big fellow and the long ball. In Willie Mays, the Giants have the most magnetic attraction since Ruth, certainly since Joe DiMaggio. Every club has a thumper. The Reds proudly present Ted Kluszewski, awesome home run king. The Braves sport Eddie Mathews, a legitimate challenger of Big Klu. The Cardinals have the great Stanley Musial, six-time batting champion headed for the Hall of Fame. The Dodgers point to Duke Snider and Gil Hodges, and Roy Campanella only has to have two good hands to make it a threesome. Hank Sauer gives the Cubs considerable thump, and even the Pirates have Frank Thomas. Only the Phillies are without a day-in- and-day out combatant with box office appeal, their sales talk beginning and ending with Robin Roberts. Llitte wonder that the entire American League eagerly awaited the end of Ted Williams' fight with his wife over the family swag. Golf's Shooting Stors Big Mike's Secret Is GoodSwing-Left Alone (Second of a series on the great names In professional goK — i the successors to the aging Hogans, Sneads and Demarets.) I By NEA Service j Big Mike Souchak comes from a football playing and golfing family. The big guy who lowered the P.G.A. record to 257 this .year probably is the family's best ahletic product. John, an older brother now an amateur, was the professional at the Berwick Country Club in northeastern Pennsylvania, Brother Prank, now in the oil and gas.bus- iness in Pittsburgh, played left" end for Dr. Jock Sutherland's fine Pitt teams of the mid-1930's. Mike, now 27. 5-11 and 208, patrolled the same flank for Duke in '47-48-49. Freshman and varsity, Mike kicked 77 and 88 points after touchdown and also booted field goals. Souchak, whose parents migrated from Austria, was the power king of the tour until gigantic George Bayer got in the act, attributes his putting touch to having to kick under pressure. Sugar Ray in 3rd Try Tonight Tctf Wi'l'nim ans set a record winning 111 games and the pennant. And no one can be sure that Kiner can crash the batting order on a competitive basis. The Tribal cards are pitchers. Al Rosen banged up his finger when he threatened to catch on at the buck office. Larry Doby is a big gun for them, but the customers don't break down the doors to see an outfielder whose batting aver- Commission will grant this track to Texarkana if the people want it." Lawrence said a group of Texarkana "businessmen and citizens" are ready to build a l ] / 2 million dollar track. A horse race track for Texarkana was proposed Saturday at a meeting of the Racing Commission at Hot Springs. Lawrence declined to Identify members of the group backing the proposed track. Read Courier News Classified Ads. CINCINNATI (AP) — Sugar] Ray Robinson, 10 years older! than his foe but about 10 pounds heavier, battles Johnny Lombardo tonight in his third stake on the come-back trail. The former world welterweight and middleweight champion was scheduled for No. 3 in Boston against George Small March 5. But the 34 - year - old Robinson claims virus germs wrestled him and pinned him to the bed. He backed out a few hours before the bout. Physicians of the Massachusetts Boxing Commission could not find Robinson's ailment. And the state banned him from the ring for life. But Robinson says he's fit for fighting now. Cincinnati oddsmakers are making Robinson a 2-1 favorite over the 24-year-old Lombardo. But there are no lakers. Robinson \s expected to weigh in at about 161 pounds for the 10- rounder, Lombardo, from Mount Carmel, Pa., should weigh about 151. Phils Top National Sugar Ray announced his retirement from the ring 27 months ago when he was reigning middleweight titlist. He quit in glory—he had won 134 of 137 professional fights. He decided to go back into the ring last summer after a fling at night club dancing. But he's not the same champion. He still has his good looks and intelligence. However, the months took their toll. He knocked out veteran Joe Rindone in his first fight on the comeback trail. Television fans saw a sour Sugar when Ralph (Tiger) Jones outboxed him for a unanimous 10-round decision. Robinson is confident of winning. He wants to fight once or twice ji month until he meets Carl (Bobo) Olson for the middleweight crown he once voluntarily gave up. Cards Make Final Spring Bid Today Then Head North ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. '.?—The St. Louis Cardinals make their final appearance of spring training here today against the New York Yankees. The game had originally been scheduled as a "B" team encounter but Manager Eddie Stanky said I yesterday it would be a varsity | game as far as he was concerned. "I'm fearful of losing days en route home," he explained. The Cards have an 8-9 Grapefruit League record. They break camp tomorrow for the trip to St. Louis with the first stop scheduled at Columbus, Ga., on Thursday. Sammy Baugh, new head football coach at Hardin-Simmons University, Was the star of the first Cotton Bowl Game, Jan. 1, 1937. Baugh quarterbacked Texas Christian to a 16-6 victory over Marquette. Miss Sylvia Wene. National Women's Match Game Champion, bowled a 127 series in match play . at Allentown, Pa. It was the llth 1100 series of her career. Mike Souchalc Square - faced, brown - haired, gray-eyed Eouchak knew precisely what he wanted to do when he was graduated from Duke. He turned down an offer from the professional football Chicago Cardinals. He wanted to work on his game while serving his six-month Professional Golfers' Association apprenticeship, and Elwood Poore f who died recently, gave him a break the summer of 1952. That winter, Souchak married • Nancy Tiiley, who made out the • payroll at Duke, which was an indication as to where Mike was headed. Leamon Couch, who Is in the furniture business in Durham, gave him the financial backing to tour. Worry ceased along this line when on successive week-ends this past winter, Souchak won the Texas Open in San Antonio and th« Houston Open. His "secret"? "I have a good natural swing and, I don't ,mess with it," confides Mike Souchak. NEXT: Shelley Mayfleld. YOUR MERCURY SAVINGS DON'T STOP WITH THE "DEAL" OUR SHUlrtOOM IS ONLY THS FIRST PLME WHERE YOU SAVE. Mercury saves you money the day you buy, •very mile you drive, and when you trade again. Shown above, the 188-rp Monterey hardtop Coupe. YOU GET MORE MONEY FOR YOUR PRESENT CAR. Mercury's tremendous popularity permits us to operate on a high-volume basis. We can offer you a really generous allowance. YOU SAVE WHEN YOU BUY. Mercury pricea start below those of 13 models in the low-price field.* YOU SAVE ON OPERATING COSTS with Mercury's proven V-8 engines. Mercury is famous for operating economy and low upkeep. And this year's Mercury is even more efficient than last year's model. YOU PROTECT TRADE-IN VALUE. Mercury has consistently led its .field'for resale value according to independent market reports. NO OTHER CAR OFFERS BIGGER REASONS FOR BUYING IT Exclusive styling shared by no other car New SUPER-TORQUE V-8 engines on every model (188 and 198 horsepower) 4-barrel vacuum carburetor at no extra coat Dual exhausts at no extra cost on all Montdairs and Montercys Ball-joint front wheel suspension Unique high-compression spark plugs Consistently highest resale value in its field IT PAYS TO OWN A IDEROIRY FOR FUTURE STYLING, SUPER POWER Don't miss Al: s (he btr television till Kd Sullivan's "TOAST OK THE TOWN" Sunday evening, 7:00 lo 8:00. Station WIIBQ, Channel 13. so, be sure lo see "PRODUCERS' SHOWCASE" next Monday evening, 6:30 to 8:30. Station W.MCT, Channel 5. BUD WILSON MOTORS, Inc. Walnut at First Strut

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free