The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1955 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 11, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Eisenhower on Mound For Official 55 Opening KC Makes American League Debut at Home By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AP) —- The Kansas City Athletics flew to their new home — and a rousing reception — today encouraged by a strong finish in the spring training exhibition :ampaign. The A's, who make their American League debut against Detroit's Tigers in brand new Municipal Stadium at 2 p.m. tomorrow, came here from Wilmington, Del. Yesterday they completed a sweep over the National League Phillies in the traditional two-game series, H-5. Manager Lou Boudreau and his A's, plus such dlgnitaties as Base* ball Commissioner Ford Frlck and American League President Will Harridge, all were recipients of the city-wide welcome. A parade honoring the team had top billing. All reserved seats for the opener have been sold out for a week. Some 4,000 unreserved tickets go on sale tomorrow morning The first day gathering Is expected to be a bulging 35,000. A second day "opener" with the same Detroit Tigers also could attract a capacity crowd—depending on a good first day performance by the A's and favorable weather. Connie Muck 'Will Attend Scheduled aboard the plane with Boudreau and the pluylng crew was Connie Muck, grand old man of baseball und daddy of the erstwhile Philadelphia Athletic, and his son Roy who made a game but losing battle to keep the team at its birthplace. If the 92-year-okl Mack shows up for the opening name he will present the "pltchout ball" to former President Harry Truman who in turn will toss it onto the playing field. At any rate, Truman is scheduled for his njnth major league opening day toss. He turned In eight presidential deliveries for the Washington Senators, Named for opening game pitch- Ing assignments arc Alex Kellner, lefthander for the Athletics, and Ned Oarver, righthander of the Tigers. The nation's millions of baseball, fans eagerly awaited L'resident Eisenhower's first "pitch" today, the signal for the jfficial opening of the 1955 major league season. Keiser Places 4th In UA '&' Relays After the chief executive's cere-*— monlal toss In Washington, the Senators, according lo Custom, were scheduled to launch the American League campaign. They play the Baltimore Orioles. The six other clubs will start tomorrow. The National League's Cincinnati Redlegs also were slated to beat the gun by 24 hours, taking on the Chicago Cubs. A traditional sellout Cards Can Win-Or Finish 6th-Stanky ST. LOUIS (AP) — "We could win the pennant or finish sixth. That's the type of club we have." rookie Bill Vlrdon In center mid This is how Manager Eddie Btanky of the 8t. Louta Cardinals felt at the ond of the exhibition schedule yesterday. Pitching remains his No. 1 problem. "Our overall defense Is us good as any other team in the league," Btanky said, "with fine infield dn (Stan) Muslal, (Red) Schoen- dlenst, (Alex) Orairjmas and (Ken) Boyer. And our power should be A« good as It was last year." Led League Cardinal hitters led the league as a team last season in runs •cored, hits, doubles, triples and stolen bases but finished sixth us the pitchers gave up a bulging total ol T90 runs. . Wally Moon, last year's rookie of the year In the National League. wlH hold down left field with center dependable Rip Rcptllski In right. Stnnky feel.s this trio compares defensively with the Muslitl-(Enos) Slaughtcr-lTcrry) Moore outfield for the Cnrds in 11)42-48 and said they Jmve the "potential" to rank fllicad at the plate. The key to the pitching problem rests among rookies mostly untried In the majors. Opens at Chicago Stanky'H top lour hurler.s are lefty Harvey Hadtllx (18-13) and righthanders Brook.s Lawrence, (16-0), dorclon Jones (4-4) ami Tom I'nholsky (6-7). And three ol these were pounded In Hie exhibitions. Top rookie candidates are right- handers Floyd Wooldrlcluc, Lurry Jackson, Bob Tlefenauer mid Barney SehultK. Only Jacobs and Tlef- 2 Games Today; All Play Tuesday By JOK REICIII,EK The ASKodtted Press crowd of .some 33.000 was ready lor the opening ol the National League's 80th campaign, dating bnck lo 1878. Full Shite Action will break out on nil Ironts tomorrow. In the National League, Pittsburgh will be at Brooklyn. New York at Philadelphia, Cincinnati at Milwaukee and St. Louis ... Chicago. In the American, It's Washington at New York, Chicago at Cleveland, Boston at Baltimore and Detroit at Kansas City. The spotlight will focus on Kun- siis City, making Us formal bow In major league society. Fair and warm weather was promised at Washington today, where a sellout crowd of 27,000 was expected to see the Senators' Bob Porlerficlcl oppose Baltimore's Lou In battle of right Krctlow hanclei's. A pair of veteran right-handers Bob Hush for Chicago and Ar Fowlcr for Cincinnati, were tut probablo pitching choices at Cln clnniili. ISxnorLs have tabbed Clevelanc and Milwaukee an the likely World Serins antagonists. The Indians wi're picked to win the American League pcnnnnt alter a bitter stniKglc with the Yankees mid possibly While Sox. A more wide-open race was predicted for the better balanced National League, with Ihrce clubs— Milwaukee. New York and Brooklyn—serious flag contenders. St. Louis and Cincinnati were regarded as out.skle choices. Members ol MIC North Carolina swimming team hall from live states Ulus Turkey. ouuur'r have had any major leanuc duty. The C:iitls open the season li Chicago LomtiiTiiw. Sports Roundup / > r f "7 // bu W a f/' c ~Jnlb Top Pony Season Coming Up NEW YORK (AP) — What with baseball hogging thq headlines in recent weeks, man> sports fans probably have overlooked the fact that what promises to be one of the most ex- efting and dramatic horse racing seasons in many a summer is shaping up very nicely. Nashua and Summer Tun, Who slugged each other silly as 2-yenr- olds and stood out miles above the Eastern pack, have about completed their serious trninlng at adjoining tracks on Long Island and are fixing to go at 11 ngatn. The first 1955 meeting of the two fine-looking colts will come in the Wood Memorial at Jamaica April 23. In their four meetings last summer Nashua njppeci Summer Tan three times, each in a photo. Summer Tan scored In the other one by a length and a half, but had to set en Aqueduct track record of 1:10 Ici 6V 2 furlongs to collar the bimuly from Belalr stud. They were n match. Became Til Then, after winning the fabulous Garden Slate purse last October and running his Juvenile money winnings to more thnn $230,000, Summer Tun full violently 111 and was despaired of for three or four dnys and iilphts. Hte (minor Sher- rili Ward remained in the stiill at Belmont constantly until the crisis had passed, and hLs owner Mrs. John Oalbrcath received hourly bulletins by phone. The official diagnosis wns Intestinal embolism, but vetenm horsemen compared it to a severe heart attack in a human and the general opinion among them was that Summer Tan. even if he recovered, would be lasting invalid. In 1947 the American League hud | only one 20-pnme winner — Bob FclkM 1 of the Indians who won exactly 20. Vclprnn outfielder Del Ennis and rookie pitcher John Meyer of the Phillies are the only members of the team born In Philadelphia. NO ABOUl'lT! Tlio Jtmilrst refrigeration values r.vcr offered in the nlylhevUk-Mnnlln area! Sot Page Two Of Today's Paper BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 11 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15« ^ 6 Man Tag Match ^ o ;<- "Killer" Kowalski Ali Pasha Red Roberts y s Jack Moody Butch Boyett Don Fields 90 Minute time limit—Rest 2 out of 3 falls Also —1 ONE-FALL MATCHES— Kowalski vs. Moody Boyett vs. Fields Roberts vs. Pasha 30 Minute tlmt limit AU PASHA Kansas, Little Rock, Atkins Win in Their Respective Divisions Reiser's track team finished. fourth In the Class B High School j division of the Relays held Saturday at the University of Arkansas. The team scored 14 2/3 points. Keiser took first place In the 100 WELL-SCHOOLED PUPIL—Frank Leahy, Jr., halfback candidate for the Notre Dame foothall team, talks to Coach Terry Brennan before the Irish stepped through spring drills at South Bend, Ind. He is the oldest son of the former Irish coach, under whom Brennan played. Boss Enuthusiastic About Score MILWAUKEE </P)—Herb Store, the 24-carat" rookie hurler of the Cleveland Indians has acknowlcdg does add to the pressure to his boss enthusiastic about yard dash, second In the eel-yard. ._ .. relay, third In the discus, fourth j have In the broad jump and high jump. him. Dixoh and Matson paced the Kel- | 8lll a tc:lm mnte standing by yes- ser team with each scoring In two | l( ,,. c | liy Wils quick ( 0 insert, "you events each. Dlxon was high point' ()n . t h;lve to won -y ahout Herb man for the team scoring six points. He won the 100 yard dash In 10.4 seconds and tied Matson for fourth In the high jump. Matson also placed fourth In the broad jump. Petty placed third In the discus throw and the 880 relay team placed second. K£lscr was only team from Mississippi County entered in the He- lays In any class. FAYETTEVJLLE, Ark. I/I') —The University of Kansas Jayhawks scored an overwhelming victory in the sixth annual Arkansas Relays. Little Rock's Tigers won the Class A high school division, and Atkins took the Class B high school title. Kansas piled up 110 points for Unit ijljiee, Kansas State Teachers ..„ of PHtsburg was second with 3D the American Legion's points, and Kansas State Teacher ol Emporia came In third with 27 points. The University of Arkansas, host school for the relays, scored 17 points for fourth place, Tulsa University hiul 8 points mid Oklahoma Baptist University 5. In Cltiss A high school compcU- llon. Little Rock scored TO'; points. Fort Smith 65, Van Burcn 10. Rogers 9. Sprlngdalc 7. Fayetuiville 5'L, Russellvllle 4, Sllbinco 3 and Newport 2. Atkins finished on top in the Class B high school division with 59 points, followed by Paris with 41's, Sllnam Springs 37, Keiser 14 2/3. Bentonvllle to, Lewisville 10 and University High 3. .Joe Cronln, general minmger of the Red Sox, was field iiKuwger of the club from 1935 lo 1347. Score under pressure." And that's probably the reason Al Lopez, field boss of the defending American League champions, is so happy to have Score join his ranks. "It would be rough to win 111 games this year," Lopez said, "but we can Win the pennant again." "We've sot the same solid team we had lust year and Ralph Kiner and Herb Score in addition," said Lopez. Lopei. declined to predict how 6-Man Tog Bout On Legion Card It will be six-man tug wrestling i tonight In the main event of Hatches at Memorial Auditorium. And Promoter Mike Meroney will bring In a couple of natlomilly- knowu grappling artists to take part. Pairing up fnr the big affair will be All Pusha, the Turkish heavyweight who has performed in all sections of the country. Jack Miocly nml Don Fields. They'll compose one half of the affair. Opposing them will be Karl I Killer) Kowalskl, Red Roberts and Butch Boyett. Three one-tall preliminary bouls arc also on the card with Kowal- 8kl taking on Moody, Boyett meeting Fields and Roberts meeting Pasha. Pitcher Alpha Brazle of the White Sox is the oldest player on He will be 41 in Oc- the roster, tobor. many games Score would win this year and to the same question Score answered: "I dont' even know If I'll last with Cleveland." MONDAY, APRIL 11, *9M Bobo, Maxim Meet In Fight of Week; Robinson Gets Test By MURRAY ROSE The Awociitcd Pren Nearly three years ago the big name was Ray Robinson and a fellow named Carl (Bobo) Olson was trying to muscto the slick Sugar Ray out of his middleweight title. Bobo didn't succeed that night of well agahist a so-so opponent. May 13, 1852 in San Francisco but he came close. Thl« week In boxing the headliner is the same Bobo Olson, now middleweight :champion of the world and trying tor bigger jtakes-some- thing that even eluded the great Robimon. An also-ran on the week's card la Ray Robinson, not so slick as in the past and trying to recapture the skill and speed that father time has taken away. Okon, Maxim on TV On Wednesday night in San Francisco's Cow Palace, the 26-year old Olson takes on Joey Maxim, the non-title 10-rounder that will be telecast CBS-TV, 9 p. m., CST coast -to-coast. It's the fight of the week. The following night, Thursday, the 34-year-old Robinson faces Ted OUa of Milwaukee in the latter's home town. The 10-rounder won't be telecast. This may be the end of the trail for Robinson if he fails to do Bay Is fighting for another chum at Olson, the man he beat twlc* when he had it. The rotd *•* II long and hilly. The rest of week's TV Bouto Include: Monday; New Yorks St.. Nichotat Arena, welterweights Pat Lorry, Toledo, and PeU Adams, Hewmrk, N. J., 10 rounds, 9 p. m., QBT, Dumont-TV; Brooklyn'* Eastern Parkway Arena, welter weight! Denny GiovanelU, New York, and Chris Chrlstensen, Denmark, M rounds, 9 p.m. CST, ABC-TV. Friday: Philadelphia Arena, mid- dlewelghts Holly Mime, Washington. D. C., and Bobby Jones, Oakland, Calif.. ID-rounds, 9 p. m. OJT, NBC radio-TV. Hike Coco, Michigan State freshman gymnast, took four first places, two seconds and a sixth in the 1955 Michigan AAU gymnastics meet. STKAICHT IOUHIHN DISTILLED AND BOTTLED BY YELLOWSTONE, INC. LOUISVILLE. KY. STARTS TOMORROW ON KLCN-FM trough! lo y°« ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC. ST. LOUIS • NfWAKK • IOS ANGHtS Budweiscr LAGER BEER ROBERTSON Distributing Company 223 W. Ash Ph. 3-3125 E.C.ROBINSON LUMBER CO. Ph. 3-4551 Blytheville, Ark. An Important Tip To Property Owners It is now the season for termites to begin swarming. If you see any of these pests around your place, you had better get busy and do something about them. Because termites stay busy day and night, winter and summer. Don't wait until you have an expensive repair. If you will call us we will give you free In-' spection.and estimate. We are licensed by the Statt Plant Board and issue a continuous working contract. Superior Termite Co. 535 N. 6th—Blytheville, Ark.—Phone POplar 2-2850 Can your house BURN OUT? Yes it can. Tire often gcfi a fof>*j heodstarf before it is discovered. Insurance and enough of ft ... is the onty omw«r to yovr financfal protection. NOBLE GILL AGENCY GLENCOE BLDG. 3-686S CAMERA CENTER • FlMh Bulb* • Color Film • Polaroid Film • Movi* Film • W« hor« Comerai and Projectors for rent. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE MM W. Main PV»-M47

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