The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1955 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 12, (Courier I letvA VJu Cjeorae A Little Idle Speculation- But Good for Yaks Next Fall Most everyone else is enjoying the idle occupation these days of predicting how 16 teams will be lined up some five monthj and 164 baseball games hence, so we might as well put down our stellar deductions. At least it will give us something to laugh about in the fall. Fortunately we don't have to depend on these br»ln-w«ih«l meinderingi for > livelihood, else we'd never once contlder inch frivolity. • But since it's all in fun, here's our estimate of now uiey'll look whefl the leaves turn brown. NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE Giant. Indiww Dodgers Yankee. Cardinals Whit* Bo* Brave. «««" Reds Senator! Phillies Rl!l1 SM Cubs Orioles rlratCB Athletic. ... THIS JUST about follows the concensus of newsmen over the country, compiled last week by the Associated Press. But there is one major difference: most seers are ogling the Braves for the pinnacle of the National loop. The Milwaukee fans, already near hysteria, no doubt would go berserk with a pennant winner. They'll be seeing the best Brave club in years, and. they'll be In the midst of the scramble and could pull It off with some breaks. But they seem to have more "Ifs" in their lineup than either the Oiants or the Dodgers. The National League is probably better balanced this year than H has been lor many years . . . even better than It was last year. And If. going to be tough for all the top four or five teams In the leagut . . . any one of which might break Into the winner's circle with some luck. The first division club that gets a few breaks could well jrab the pennant. ... BROOKLYN'S B1OOGEST "If," Roy Campanella, apparently Is ready for another fine season, but whether his tender paw can withstand the long grind is problematical. Picking the Cards for third probably will nlv« the biggest yaks come September, but we have a strange feeling of optimism about the Redbirds. They helped themselves considerably with the acquisition of Bill Virdou and Ken Boyer. They now have probably the fastest and best defensive unit In the league, as well al one of the best all-round attacks. True, some untried pitchers will nave to come through, but the potential Is certainly there. And we wouldn't be surprised to see a major trade in ihe near future aimed at giving Stanky's mound staff a big boost. ON THE OTHER hand, what can you say about the American League? There seems to be little difference of opinion about the outcome here. How can there be when a club like the Indians, after winning 111 games out of 154 adds a youngster llko Herb Score to an already glittering array of hurlcrs and picks up another fence-buster by name of Kiner who may well have his best season In years? The Yanks also are improved bill they still haven't replaced Allie Reynolds. Laundry Offers Chicks Jackpot MEMPHIS 1*1 — The Memphis Chicks will slice up an unexpected financial melon II they have n good 1955 season. A Memphis laundry today offered this jackpot; Starting with a base ol $2,000. the laundry will add $200 for every Southern Association game the Chicks win. And to keep them on their toes, $200 will be stu- h-acted for every game they lose. In 11)53 when Memphis won the pennant with an 87-81 mark the take would have been 16,000. Lost, yoar, it would have figured out to $1,200. At the. end of the season, Uw baseball players will vote how they want to divide up the money, if any. Dressen, Nats Lead AL for.Day at Least BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES ... No. 12 ALL-BOUND /NPIELO PKOTfCTiOH \" All Pasha And Partners Win Tog Bout All Pa.iha, the troublenome Turk, came up with « new wrestling weapon last night—his chin whiskers—and he parlayed It along with his dreaded cobra lock Into a tag match victory in the main event of the Memorl*! Auditorium matches. Paslm led his team to victory over Karl iKIllorl Kowalskl. Red Robert* and Butch Boyett. Teaming with the Turk were Don Dlclda and Jack Moody. Pasha turned the wild bout into a riot as he used hli bushy bcurd as « weapon on his opponents. He employed his beard as an eye gollgher. rilbbliiB hla chin stubble across the eyes of his opponents. But It was hit cobra lock that his opponent* feared tht most. In the flrat fall Pn*ha put Kowalskl lo ileep to win the round. From then on everybody tried to steer as there are 7 notes in the scale Nothing h«rmonii<M more perfectly with its snrroun(l- ing&th*n Seagram's 7 Crown, Whether you turroond it with ice, sod*, wiler, or juM • fiUm...h top* th« «*!<• in wbi«k«f p«rf«elt«*. Say Scograiujj and be Sure SEACTAM-DISTIUERS COMMKT, N€W YORK CtTY. HETOCT WHISKEY. K.« WOOf. 65% MAM RW1M. SfHITS. clear of him. Roberts and his partners managed to stay clear of Pasha In the second Tall and they won it fairly easily with Roberts defeating Moody with a reverse chin lock. But Pasha ruled the roost In the third In spite of the [act It wok a decision reversal by Referee Al Gel/, to give Pasha and Company the bout. World Series Drive WICHITA, Kas. '*! — The Wichita Chamber of Commerce has geared Us membership drive this year to the enthusiasm of World Series fans. To the four members bringing in the most ne\v memberships by the deadline — three days before the series opens — It wil! give tickets and expense money for two days. OcorRe Susce Jr., son of the for mer major league catcher, is getting a spring trial with the Boston Bed Sox. He's a pitcher. Cubs Whip Reds; Full Slate Today By JOE REICIILER The Associated Press Charlie Dressen is right back where he was left — in first place. He's In a new league and a new town, but the peppery little guy who quit the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953 after leading them to two suc- cessiVe pennants is still riding high. After his first game as manager of Washington, he anu his Senators find themselves right on top today by virtue of yesterday's 12-5 opening day victory over Baltimore In the American League's only game. The rest of the circuit gets going today. The National League had an early opener too. This was ruined for the home folks, however, when Chicago thrashed the Rediegs 7-5 for the Cubs' sixth successive opening day triumph. The Cubs blasted four Cincinnati hurlcrs for 11 hits, including home runs by Gone Baker and Harry Chiti. Ted Kluszewski, the majors' 1954 home run king, hit one for the Reds. Eisenhower Hurls In Washington, a. pair of veteran right-handers — President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Bob Porterfield — combined their talents to throttle the Orioles with six hits. The chief executive jioxed Washington's opposition for the second straight year, tossing out the first ball. Porferfield picked up from there and went the distance. A year ago. the Senators beat tie New York Yankees 5-3 in their opener. All 16 clubs swing Into action today. Kansas City .makes its American League debut at the refurbished Municipal Stadium against Detroit. The city whooped it up for its new heroes yesterday with a colorful parade through the downtown streets. It hopes to do the same today after southpaw Alex Kellner takes the mound against the Tigers' Ned Carver. Today's largest crowd is expected in Cleveland, where some 50,000 fans may see the Indians make their opening defense of the American League title against the Chicago White Sox. Bob Lemon, a 23- same winner, will oppose Virgil Trucks, who won 19. Yanks. Giants, Today The runner-up Ne York Yankees opqn at home against Washington with lofty whitey Ford op- poslnp the Senators' Maury McDermott. Baltimore laces the Boston Red Sox. Joe Cok-miiii i.s .slutcd to face Frank Sullivan of the Red Sox. The National League Lines up \vith New York's champion Giants at Philadelphia. Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at. Milwaukee and St. Louis at Chicago. Robin Roberts makes his sixth straight opening game start for :he Phils. He will be opposed by 21-game winner Johnny Antonelli. Warren Spahn takes the mound for the Braves against Cincinnati's Gerry Staley in Milwaukee. The Cards' Brooks Lawrence lUiiies off against the Cubs' Paul Minner in Chicago. The smallest crowd—11.000—figures to be on hand In Brooklyn when Carl Erskine faces Max Sur- kont of the Pirates. KCTakesSrdShot At Majors Today; Open with Detroit KANSAS CITY l/fl—Kansas City takes its third shot at big league baseball today with the American League's new Athletics opening their season against Detroit. The recently completed Munic pal Stadium was ready for a capacity crowd of 35,000 paying customers. Connie Mack — a household name with baseball folk for more than half a century — is scheduled to hand Ihe ball to former Prest dent Harry Truman, who in turn will deliver his ninth opening day pitch. The 92-year-old Mack flew In with Uie A's yesterday from their exhibition windup and smiled and waved throughout an hour-long parade that attracted almost 200.000 well-wishers. He was managing: championship teams at Philadel' phia years before many of the present crop of players were born. Enthusiasm Boiling Enthusiasm of Kansas City fans has been boiling for weeks even though the A's are almost to a man the eighth-place outfit that represented Philadelphia last year. There's a new manager — Lou Boudreau, fired at Boston late last Exclusively yours at BLACK with GREY NYLON MESH Jormon's smart complement for your Blue or Grey Suits Thrfc hamlxHiic wing-lip Jarmans will romp<Vmcn! your W\ie awl grey summer clothe*, lour friends uill aimplimcni your good taste and good sense when yon appear in a lirctvy pair. good" tense COUK m a Hid let us fil yon. YOU* FfUINDlY SMOI STORl Brundage Says Melbourne May Lose Olympics CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee, flatly warned Australians the 1956 Olympic Games could be taken from Melbourne if the city is not ready in time. Apparently unmindful of a storm] of protest swirling up over his criticism of preparations for the games, Brundage told a press conference he had a cable in his pocket from one city asking to ;ake over the games and said there had been requests from others. He was not prepared at this stage to say who the other cities were. No Threat "We are not threatening to take the games from Melbourne, for it would be a big embarrassment to us if that happened,' Brundage said. He spoke after meeting with Prime Minister Robert Menzics, who he said, was devoted to the success of the Melbourne games. While he was speaking, Brundage frequently war interruptec by Wilfred Kent-Hughes, Australian interior minister and chairman of the games organizing committee. Hughes sharply disagreed with Brundage's accusations that the Australians were dragging their feet and claimed the only delay so far has been in building (he main Olympic Stadium. This. Hughes promised, would soon b« overcome. Ausslen Speak Up Hughes was not the only Australian speaking out against Brundage . Edgar Tanner, secretary of the Olympic organizing committee, denied that there had been "bickering and jealousies" as Brundage had alleged. "Brundage came here to help us," Tanner added. "Instead he called a world press conference ind severely and unfairly criticized us." Tanner said the preparations for ihe games at this stage "are further advanced than they were for any other games it a similar time." nd added that the games would be "eflual to if not better than" any others. season. He replaced Eddie Joost, given the boot under the new setup here. Alex Kellner, aging but still capable left-hander, gets the opening pitching job. Bucky Harris* Detroit Tigers start a campaign to move up from their fifth-place spot of 1954 with Ned Garver, right-handed veteran, on the mound. Kansas City was a member of the National League in 1889 and the old American League in 1900. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn — Danny Giovanellf, 15C, Brooklyn, outpointed Chris Chrislensen, 143. Denmark, 10 r New York — Pat Lowry, 1491i,_ Toledo, outpointed Pete Adams, 152! a , Newark. N. J., 10 Edmonton— Ezzard Charles, 196, Cincinnati, stopped Vern Bscoe. 197, Canada, 3 For the first time since he came up to the big leagues with the Cardinals in 1938, Enos Slaughter's name .is missing from the St. Loull spring roster. f&RP SBKVICE e, SUift fords We give you this 4-Way Ford Strvico.. I pard-Trained 1 Mechanics 9 Faciory-Approvtd • Methods Genuine Ford Parts Specialized Ford Equipment NatunHy,we know yoitr Ford bftt, PHILLIPS Motor Co. ,100 Broadway Ph. 3-I-I53 James Mizell and Bob Logan Announce the Grand Opening Of Their Beautiful New TEXACO SERVICE STATION Ash & Division Street Now open for Business . . . Grand opening May 7th Valuable Prizes: Fire Chief Hats and Lollipops for Children Phone 3-8833 — James Mizell, Mgr. 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