The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1955 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 11, 1955
Page 11
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MONDAY, AFRO. 11, MM (AJUL) COUREBB XEWS PAGE ELEVEK Casey Stenge ; QUESSINQ GAME: what recent winner of an outstanding pro Award carries a rap for pulling cute stuff on the golf ooursa, like kicking a ball into a good lie? . ., . What veteran pitcher on the Cincinnati Reds ic In the doghouse of Birdie Tebbetts, just waiting for a good excuse to unload him? . . . :• Who uld iporte wiiten can't rcofnlM ialentr . . . The fent who dug up Al Kaline for the Tigers fe * Baltimore ccribe . . . who had to give up hit bird-dogging when the Browns moved to town because He WAI assigned to cover them * . . * * • No better example of Yankee arrogance than the Case of the Errant Toe, or how Stengel stuck his toe into it in St. Petersburg .... . the newspaper didn't want to press the issue, didn't want warrants for his arrest . , . but felt constrained to stick by their man when none of George Weiss' front office tribe made any effort to have Stengel apologize, before any publicity was given the incident . . . impression rampant that the Yanks were as much as saying, "We don't have to train here" . . . could they be missing the public relations touch Of .Red Patterson, who was booted over to the Dodgers? They say the gate was loused up for the welterweight scrap in which Tony De Marco hoisted the crown from Johnny Sax ton because Blinky Palermo came to town 10 days before the fight . . . bringing the Ire of Boston's writers down on him. and hie deposed champion . . . * * • Washington, which howled when quarterback Bobby Cox stole off to Minnesota, also has a mad-on at College of the Pacific, accused of pirating California high school phenom Dick Bass from the Huskies ... to which COP reports, "Who in their right mind thinks we could bid with branch of the U. S. mint?" ... It could be Bass chose Eddie LeBaron's alma mater because his sweetheart is on a music and drama scholarship there ... or maybe, as some rumors insist, Bass wangled scholarships for half his high school mates to keep him company . . . Seattle should be salved with an exhibition booked there next fall by the pro grldders: the New York Giants and Don Helnrlch to face the San Francisco 40era and Hugh McElhenny in a duel of erstwhile Husky All-America teammates . . . ,• *. * * To get ready for his Edmonton, Alberta, ring duel with Ezard Charles, big Johnny Arthur chopped off 42 pounds from the 254 he weighed on arrival from South Africa here not four months ago . . . and did it with eight to 10 miles of road work daily in 20 below Western Canadian climate . . . quite a change for a boy brought up south of the equator . . . Arthur, incidentally, went 15 strong rounds with Marciano challenger Don Cockell In 1954 and had the Britisher on the canvas . . . When the late Gfantland Rice huddled with Dave Camerer over penning his memoirs, Granny cautioned, "Now don't expect too much from a sports book, Dave. It might sell 10,000, maybe 15-000 copies at most." . . . The Tumult and the Shouting is over the 150,000 sales mark ... * * • Only one year from championship class, and the Minneapolis Lakers were the only pro basketball team to fall behind last season's receipts . . . and may have trouble operating next year because, in addition to the estimated $25,000 bundle dropped, they could lose hall of their 10-man squad, including; all the back court men . , . and even Coach Johnny Kundla has had a college coaching offer . . . The NBA has had franchise requests from six different cities . . . with Seattle bidding for some games to be staged there . . , Between you'n'me, you want to chase Leo Durocher out of any conversational clique? . . Just light up a cigar, and he'll run like a thief — allergic to the fumes . . . UA Beats Missouri In Extra Innings FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (#) — The Arkansas Razorbacks defeated the University of Missouri 2-1 in a 10- inning baseball game here Satur- day. Walt Matthews scored the winning run when he reached first on an error and then came home on two more miscues. . . The victory gave Arkansas a 5-1 season record. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Middlecoff s Putter Credited for Victory In Masters Tourney AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) By MERCER BAILEY Gary Middlecoff won the 1955 Masters Golf Tournament by a record seven-stroke margin and he can give you a one-word explanation of his victory: "putting." Middlecoff proved again what the experts always have contended — that no one can win the Masters unless his putting is superb. Ben Hogan, winner here in 1951 and 1953, wasn't putting with his usual accuracy this year and had to settle for second place — his fourth time in the runner-ups spot. Ben remarked that he lost his best opportunity to overtake Middlecoff when he took three putts on three greens in the third round. Middlecoff's 279 total was four strokes higher than the record Hogan set-in 1953 but the seven- stroke margin from his rounds of ^, 65, and 72 and 70 was the biggest ever. The 34-year-old. 6-foot-2 Tennees- seah, who registers out of Kiamesha Lake, N. Y., spoke of the battered putter he .has been using since 1949 with special fondness. "I'm gonna marry that putter," he said with a chuckle. "That's the greatest thing since the automatic starter." He said he put a considerably bigger grip on the handle of his putter for the first time a week ago. $5,000 for Cary 'It seemed if I held it as loose-, ly as I wanted to it would turn on me," he commented. "I like to hold my putter loosely. It works fine now." Sam Snead, who won the Masters last year in a playoff with Hogan, matched Middlecoff's closing 70 and moved into Uiird place with a 287. Two of the younger stars. Mike S o u c h a k, Durham, N. C., and Bob Rosburg, San Francisco, tied with former U. S. Open champion Julius Bovos, of Mid Pines, N. C., for fourth. They each won $1.333.33. Middlecoff collected $5,000, Hogan 53,125 and Snead 52,125. Cary, who deserted his dentist office for the golf circuit In 1947, won the 1949 U. S. Open championship but he called his Masters victory the "biggest thrill I've ever gotten out of golf." The Augusta National Course, with its 6,950-yard length and its mammoth, undulating greens, is rated one of the greatest tests of golf anywhere. It's par of 36-36—72 is not easily bettered. Only Middlecoff. Snead and Hogan were un- cier par for the four rounds this year. No one was last year. Coan, Evers Surprise Standouts for Orioles BALTIMORE W)—Gil Coan and Hoot Evers, a couple of veteran outfielders fighting for their major league lives, have been the surprise standouts of the Baltimore Orioles during spring training. They've performed better than even the most rabid Baltimore fan had daved hope under new Manager Paul Richards' handling. Coan hit .279 for Baltimore last year and his fielding lapses caused Oriole fans to shudder. So Richards set put to correct Coan's greatest weakness and make use of his greatest asset. In Florida, Gil shagged flies un- til his tongue was Hanging out. Gene Woodllng, the ex-New York Yankee, stood by making suges- tions and pointing out mistakes. A left-handed batter, Coan also practiced bunting by the hour. Evers' problem was a strange weakness for chest high pitches. Aitev swatting .314, 303 and .323 In three seasons the righthanded swinger went into a tailspin. His highest mark since 1950 was .262. Richards thought he noticed a flaw. He changed Evers' stance and grip. Here are the results so far: Coan, who has beat out several Cary Middlecoff Teammates Now DES MOINES (IP)— More than 20 years ago. \V. H. Tate was basketball coach at Ehna High School. Or the team was Frank Elwood. Now the two, both Republicans are serving together in the Iowa Legislature — Tate in the House Elwood in the Senate. bunts and rapped balls past In fielders playing close, is hitting .295. Evers, meeting the ball sol Idly, Is clubbing .400. Both are among the .club's loaders with 10 runs batted In apiece. Both have fielded well. Phils'PennantHopesDimmed As Two Key Players Injured PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the fourth time in as many years a major league ball cluD has had its pennant hopes dimmed by spring training injuries to key ball players. This time it's the National League's Philadelphia Phillies. Misfortune scored with a high, hard one when HrsUine outfielders Del Ennis and Richie Ashburn collided and were injured while chasing a fly ball Friday in an exhibition encounter with the New York Yankees. The New York Giants were hurt critically when Monte Irvin irac- tured his ankle in 1352. And last year the Milwaukee Braves lost the services for almost the entire season of the then newly acquired ballhawk, Bobby Thomson, also victim of an ankle fracture. There was also the loud wail of DEL ENNIS RIcM" "-""irn the Boston Red Sox when the Incomparable Ted Williams broke his collar bone while shagging fly balls. Now the Phillies are worriec about Ashburn's puffed tind bruised knee and Ennis' leg wttl a hair-wide fracture of the fibula under the left kneecap. Speculation has it that Ennis, a good fielder and a better slugger will be out for at least a month If Ennis is out anywhere near tha length of time Ihe Phils' offens< is almost sure to suffer, Ashburn is the team's leadof man who crossed the plate 11 times last year to lead the team In that department. His ability I play in the season opener Tuesday Is doubtful. 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KACH SPECIES hns its own environmental needs. These must be recognized if our habitat programs are to be effective. UntorUuuuely, for many species, we still don't have as complete.a picture of these needs as we should have. In laying out our streams and lakes, Mother Nature showed no particular interest in supplying all the needs of the creatures which would Inhabit the waters. But the species themselves, over lone periods of time, become adjusted to the situation, or disappeared. Consequently, desirable species of one kind or another were adapted to most of our waters when settlement bo- gan. Though there are Instances where we can improve on the habitat which nature provided, most of our environmental Improvement work 'is really restoration — correcting deficiencies which we, ourselves, created in fish habltnt. The extensive destruction of fish habitat by man's activities need hardly be mentioned — we're all aware of it. These conditions have come about by poor land management and erosion, the primary destroys of our watersheds. Pollution, as well as siltntlon, is u major destroyer of fish habitat. Many H stream or lake Is no longer suitable for fishing because of the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated domestic or Industrial wastes. • • • WE NOW have many good examples of watershed restoration where forest areas can now take heavy rains up to two inches directly into the soil, without runoffs. In these areas many streams and springs have returned to permanent flow, Instead of being Intermittent. The streams are now referred to as "milky," not "muddy," following heavy rains. In those remaining instances where man has not tinkered with the watersheds, habitat Improvement is usually not needed, Here, except in arid and semi- tivitl regions, the stream flow tends to be relatively constant, because of permanent flow of springs. Oravel riffles and deep pools arc generally available, and there are plenty of hiding places for fish. This observation gives us mi ' Important clue with respect to proper stream management. It's pretty much a matter of watershed use. Where the soil is kept on the land, through proper land use, and where a substantial part of the rainfall soaks into the ground to appear later as cool spring water, a stream will usually restore itself. Where we have heavy siltation because of poor farming, Improper forest use, overpraising, or faulty road building, and where we have excessive runoff, resulting in high waters at times and little or no flow at other times, attempts at stream improvement are apt to fall unless the misuse of the watershed is corrected. • • • THE SAME can be said of the numerous attempts that have been made to Improve habitats in lakes by use of such "devices" as brush shelters, spawning beds, planting of nquntlc weed beds, fertilizing, etc. Some have been helpful; some haven't. Various habitat improvement devices and manipulations have a definite place In fish management, but. the important fish habitat improvement problem is one of general land use. With the limited funds available for fish work, our fishery workers can't begin to restore the watersheds. The problem is far too big, and too costly. But, watershed improvement is progressing rapidly. The improvement is needed for other reasons. Farmers must keep their all- important topsoil on their land. It's Uioir life-blood. Too, they must manage their land to permit a considerable amount of rain-water insoak, so the plants will have water in the long periods between vsvlns. Over-grazing hurts the rangeland and pasture — it reduces future carrying capacity. Forest fires destroy future timber values—as well as harm- ing fishing. Pollution abatement la needed because of other water use* — recreation, drinking water, and the growing need for large amounts of clean water for certain industries. Because of the Increasing Improvement in the use of our soil, water, and forest resources, we can expect * gradual Improve* ment In our fish habitat. f&RD SEBMC6 NO ABOUT The greatest refrigeration valued ever offered In the Blylhcvlile-Mnrillii See Pog« Two Of Today'i Paper W« give you this 4-Way Ford Service. I Ford-Trairud Mechanic! A SpctiitaJ n Fwd ENJMB* Epipnwt PHILLIPS Motor Co. 300 Broiulwny Ph. 3-448S no c/i oast JAMES E. 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