The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 13, 1955 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 13, 1955
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PAOB TBIf BLYTHEVILLB (AKK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 19M 28 Chickasaws to Make Invitational Track Meet The Chickasaw m u d d e r s journey to Jonesboro tomorrow for the 7th annual running of the Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri track and field meet at the oval of sponsoring Arkansas State College. The outing will be the second of the year for Coach Russell Mos* * * ley's Tribe which has been hampered since the opening of practice sessions by rain and rnud (only eight days of. rain m the past 13). "We're in bad shape," Coach Mosley said yetserday, "but we can't work in the mud." 28 to Go Twenty-eight hoys will make the trip to the huge affair tomorrow which is expected to attract 20 to 30 teams Including some of the * * * outstanding units from northeas Arkansas and southeast Missouri, Hut only 16 Chickasaws will pa; Uclpate in competition bccaus each team is limited to two en tries per event, Mosley polnte out. And with the limited amount o work the Tribe has been able t get In, these 16 aren't likely come up with many points, Competition will be tough, wit SeMo Teams Favored At Arkansas State Meet By SONNV SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — Although! Caruthcrsville's Tigers are top contenders in th Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri Invitational track and field meet at Arkansas Slat College in Jonesboro tomorrow, it could be a victory for Charleston or the defending cham pions from Carruth. Coach Harry Darr was gloomy Tuesday night beause the Tigers have been slowed down the past week because of rainy weather. Orutheravllle did not have workout sessions on Wednesday Thursday ol Sast week because of mud. The Arkansas event probably will give a good Indication of the winner o( the Missouri Big Elgh Conference met at Poplar Bluff Frl- , day next week. Top contenders for the Big FJsht meet are Caruthersvllle, Charleston and Jackson. Charleston beat Caruthersvllle In the Kennett Invitational, but the Tigers took second in the Missouri Clui B Indoor white Charleston did not place. Jtduon—UntoUd Jackson, who hns not been tested against Charleston or Caruthersville, and will not be entered In the Arkansas meet will continue to POK a question. Caruthersville'i best entries will be the mile relay team composed of Jim Southern, Joe McCoy, Talmadge McCoy and Don Liiy. The team won first In the Class B state meet. Morris Patterson,' who pUiced In the state meet, will be entered In tomorrow's competition along with veteran Lewis Davis. One thing which hurt* the TiB- ers to the fact that Gift Edgerton, who w»i ipkled during the a80-rc- lay I* the state meet, will not be abb to come back out lor track tills •eason, Coach Darr said. Charleston's star Is Arlen Powell, •who is a 100 and 220-yard sprinter. Re ran a 10.2 in the 100-yard dash in the firat meet of the season, But Caruthersville's clash man Jim Leslie, vrlU l«-. entered In bolr events. He ran the 100 In 10.5 In the season's first meet. Cnruth Unknown Little in known here of Ciinilh a small class C school, even though they won the Arkansas meet last year. Kennett, winner in 1052, has a wenk team this year as do Slkeston and Poplar Bluff. Other Missouri teams entered that iirc not expected to score many points are Wardell, Arybrd and Senath. Coach Darr said 17 boys will loavc here at 11 a.m. Thursday for .lones- boro. Others making the trip: 440-relay — Louis Cook, George Kollowcll, George Cook and Leslie. 660-rolny — Louis Cook, George Cook, Lee Btmnett Jones and Leslie. 880-yard run —• Talmadgc McCoy nnd Davis. 440-yard dash—Jim Southern and Don Lay, 180-yard—Low hurdles — George 3ook und Earl Hill. 110-yard high hurdles—Jonea and HI1L. Shot put—Don snow. Discus—Snow and Hill, Broad Jump—Gerald Clayton and Jones. High Jump — Otiiyton and Abernathy. Pole vault — James Darnell and Alvln fiynuin or Jack Taylor. A's Atop AL for 1st Day; Cubs Slaughter Cards Kansas City's Athletics, a 100-59-1 shot to win the pennant, are riding atop the American League standings after their debut into big league baseball. The A's, switched from Philadelphia where they finished In the cellar last season, fielded the same team Tuesday but played differently in their new home and topped Detroit, 6-2. Playing before the largest crowd ever to watch a sports event in Kansas City — 32.844 — The A's jumped off to a lead In the second on Bill Wilson's double and Joe De Maestri's single and added another l n the third. Iced in Sixth The Tigers tied It with a run In the fourth and Red Wilson's fifth-inning homer but Kansas City bounced back with three runs in the sixth to put the game away. The St. Louts Cardinals, Mis- ( sourl's National League entry, hnd| familiar trouble with the Chicago Cubs at WriKlcy Field, losing 14-4. The Cubs, in last year's opener fit Biisch Stadium in St. Louis, belted St. Louis, 13-1. Lofty Paul Minner, a Cardinal Jinx from way buck, wits the pitcher uotli limes. He lias fl 17-7 lifetime record against St. Louis. 18 Sureties The Cubs hauled starter Brooks Lawrenc'i'. 15-Rame winner last year as n rookki, ivml four other hurlers for 1H hits. Dee Pondy, who drove home five rims on two hits, led the attack. Mlnner was tngged for doubles by Stan Musiat. Hip Eepulskl and Bill Virdon and a two-run homer by rookie Third Baseman Ken Uoycr. OVER PAR - With a ball- studded crown and u golf club for a scepter, Mara Corday is all set for her role 02 Queen ot the $35,000 Tournament of Champions golf play in Lai Vegns, Nev., April 28, Boy Killed by Shot Put in Practice HYDE PARK, N.Y. (VI 1 ) — Ray mond Barbenu Jr., 14. steppet through a door onto the Eymard Seminary athletic field yesterday right into the path of a 12-pound shot heaved by a schoolmate. Barbcau, of Poughkfiepsle, was lit at the bnsi;. of the skull and died n few hours later. Dutchess County Dlst. Ally. Raynond C. Baratta said the dealt 1 'has all the earmarks of u tragic accident." He said the heavy shoi iad been tossed by John Muldoon 17. of New York, in shot-put prac- .Ice. Worst Winter LANSING, Mich. (/!') — Michigan wildlife expcrtfi say the state's huge deer herd, numburing an estimated 000,000, may huvu suffered tin: worst winter starvation since the disastrous 1950-51 season when whole herds fell dead from lack of food. Sports Roundup Olympic Decision Questioned NEW YORK (AP) — The Olympics boss, A very Brundagc, lias come away from Melbourne highly agitated at the lack of preparation for the 1956 games and talking out loud about the possibility of having to change the location at this late date. I modern hostelries, the odds arc about 8-1 he would huvi' found himself buck on the city's wide sidewalks within throe minutes, feeling numb. If, on the long chance, he did get to sign his name, the odds are at as great that the Midwest hotel tycoon would have some top teams from Southeas Missouri expected to provide mos of the fireworks. Defending cham pion Carruth will, oe back together with fine squads from Charleston and Caruthersvllle. Carrying most of the load for the Chicks will be mainstays Freddy Akers, Charles Abbott and H Sullivan. But several youngei members of the Tribe also wil get a chance to parade their tal ents. Two Wins Sullivan and Allan Shanks hole the only two wins for the Chicks in their one previous outing of the season — that trouncing they took from Caruthersvllle, Sullivan won the 220-yard dash and Shanks copped the shot, put event. M isslssippi County holds three records In the seven year old Arkansas State meet, one from Blythcvllle . Billy Phillips, the Chicks' ace half-mller of the past three seasons, notched the 880 mark I year at 2:08.9. Harvey Lee Hill oJ Osceola set the 100-yard dash record at 10.4 in 1052, and Louis Nelson whirled the dlscu.s 140'5" in 1042. Here's the probable lineup for the Chicks: 100-Yard dash — Bobby Bratton, Jimmy Henry. 220-yard dash — Hays Sullivan, Ray Westbrook. 440-yard dash — Sullivan, Fred Hodge. 800-yard run — Bobby EdK'non, Jack Thompson. 440-y:ird relay — Sullfvtn, Freddy Akers, Henry, Prlvett. 880-yard relay — Kenneth FLsh- •, Bratton, Jimmy Trcmain, Henry. Mile relay — Sullivan, Westbrook, Hodge, Henry. 120-yard high hurdles — Charles Abbott, Akers . 180-yard low hurdes — Abbott, Akers. Shot put — John Fong, Allan Shanks . Discus — Jodie Hall, Fong. Broad jump — Abbott, Akers. High jump — Abbott, Jimmy Earls. Pole vault — Prlvett, Akers. Others making the trip will Include Tommy Carney, Freddy ^ounsavall, Wayne Honeycutt, Bo luffman, Warren Moxluy, Ronald vtcGregor, Jimmy Edgmon, Tony Wheatt, Tom Snow, Jimmy Cnstle- >erry, Herbert Lovelace, Dick Foster. Baseball Standings Hy THE ASSOCIATED PKFSS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Behind Washington 1 0 1.000 Boston 1 0 1.000 Cleveland 1 0 1.000 Kansas City .... 1 0 1.000 New York 00 .000 J4 Chicago 0 1 .000 1 Detroit 0 1 .000 1 Baltimore 0 2 .000 1 Wednesday's Schedule Detroit at '<aasas City—Gromek (18-16) Vs Portocarrero (9-18) Boston at Baltimore—Brewer (10-9) Vs Palica (3-3) Washington at New York—McDermott (7-15) Vs Ford (16-8) Only games scheduled Tuesday's Eesults Cleveland 5, Chicago 1 Kansas City 6. Detroit 2 Boston 7, Baltimore 1 Washington at New York post- jjuned rain NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Behind Chicago 2 Milwaukee 1 0 1.000 New York 0 0 .000 Brooklyn 0 0 .000 Philadelphia .... 0 0 .000 Pittsburgh 00 .000 Louis 0.. 0 1 .000 Cincinnati 0 2 .000 Wednesday's Schedule New York nt Philadelphia—Antonelli (21-7) Vs Roberts (23-15) Pittsburgh at Brooklyn—Surkont (U-18) Vs Erskine (18-15) Only games schec'uled Tuesday's Results Chicago 14, St. Louis 4 Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 2 Pittsburgh at Brooklyn postponed ruin New York at Philadelphia postponed rain SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION .W L Pet. GB Memphis 2 0 1.000 — Atlanta 3 1 .750 — Nashville 2 1 .667 >/ z New Orleans 1 1 .500 1 Jlrmlngham 1 1 .500 I Mobile 1 1 .500 1 Chattanooga, 1 4 .200 2!< 2 ,lttle Rock 0 2 .000 2 ..Yesterday's Results Birmingham at Nashville, rain Atlanta 8. Chattanooga 5 Little Rock at Memphis, rain Mobile 6, New Orleans 2 Games Today Chattanooga at Atlanta, night Little Rock at Memphis, night Birmingham at Nashville, night New Orleans at Mobile, night HOME TEAM—The Orlando:, * team of 11 brothers managed by their father, compete in a St. Louis samllot league this summer. All of the brothers throw and bat right-handed. Seated, left to right, are Jim, 24; Willie, 31; Sam, 26; Frank, 18. Standjng, in the same order, are John, 18; JoJo, 28; Mike, 30; Pete, 18; Leo, 20; Bonnie, 35; Manager Joe Orlando, Sr., and waterboy Dominic, 13. Lot at Stake Tonight In Olson, Maxim Bout By CHRIS EDMONDS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Phe boxing future of both Carl (Bobo) Olson and Joey Uaxim is at stake tonight in heir scheduled 10-round bout jeforq a near-capacity Cow 'alace crowd and a national elevision audience. Olson's world middleweight ihampioaship is not on the block, TEXAS LEAGUE Dallas 5, Houston 4 San Antonio 12, Fort Worth 5 Oklahoma City 9, Beaumont ! Shreveport 4, Tuls 3 'Harry Can't Pitch' Says Mrs. Truman KANSAS CITY {/Pj—Mrs. Harry Truman doesn't think much of her husband's baseball pitching ability. Shortly before the former president was scheduled bo throw out the first ball In the Kansas City Athletics' opener against Detroit yesterday, Mrs. Truman was asked which hnnd her husband would use. "I don't know," she replied, "and I don't believe he knows yet. He's not very good either way." Rain Hurts Southern League fey THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Maybe the fanners nre happy mt if this rainy weather doesn' Connie Gets Kiss From KG Lady Fan Who Likes A's KANSAS CITY t/P) — Conn Mack, the dignified former owne of the Athletics, got a hearty kis rom an excited young woman tilling the Athletics' sixth Inning ral y nfiftlnnt Detroit yesterday. Mrs. James irvln invaded the bo: where the !)2-year-old Mack wa (•ated with former President Harry S. Tnmiim. She hugged Mock ani ilanted a kiss on his forehead iaying: "Honey, we love you for helping irlng the Athletics to Kansas City.' The startled Mnck broke Into i wide grin and laughed. "I'm so happy and excited I Jus iad to do It," Mrs. irvln said lat- : ights Last Night B}' THE ASSOCMTKI) PItESS Chicago — Sonny nunn. ,153 nshlngton, slopped Curtis Coles, 52, Pittsburgh, 6. •roo/c/yn Boy Makes Good LEXmOTON, Va. ( J»i—A sopho- lore—6-foot, 3-Inch Barry Storick f Brooklyn, N. Y.—has been elect d captain of Washington and Lee's 955-56 basketball team. Storick, ne of three sophomores on this ear's W*L team which won 11 of last H games, pulled in 288 re- omuls for the Generals and scored 13 points In 29 games. From the moment the announcement came that Melbourne hnd been awarded the. great sports festival, we have regarded the choice as the most Improbable thing ever done by the athletic fraternity, and they have done some dtllles. This feeling is completely apart from the Aussies' failure to get cracking with the physical setup required to conduct the games, though the last time we were there, early in '53, It already was apparent that trouble and delay were In the offing in that respect. Our feeling, rather, has been one of horror at the thought of Melbourne trying to absorb an Olympic crowd, or even the hundreds of newsmen who ordinarily report the event. Brundage, of coursft, received the red carpet treatment. Chances are that a hotel suite, with private bath, was waiting for him. We will wish to our dying day that the austere Chicagoan had Just dropped off a plane, taxied into the city and upped to one of the charming lady hotel clerks who have a corner on that Job in the country Down Under. Few Facilities If he had gone to any one of Melbourne's two or three fairly discovered he was sharing a community bath with an entire floor of confirmed bathers. Having gone through this for a month on our maiden visit to Melbourne with a Davis Cup tennis team—and with a reservation, yet —we are in position to state that It Is not an ideal arrangement. It is irksome to pad the lungth ol a corridor and around the corner only to hear splashing beyond the door, and there l.s a mental hazard which grows with the passing days. The third time it happened to him, Brundage probably would have moved the games to Tokyo. Though Melbourne has a million population, It can bed down no more transients than the average city of 100,000 in this country. Only one of Its hoick;-~ not a large one- boosts a private bath with each room. An Important Tip To Property Owners It JH now (he soiison for termites to bt'gin swarming. If you sec any of these pests around your place, you had better get busy and do something about them. Hccnuse termites stay busy tiny and night, winter and summer. iJun'i wall until you have an expensive repair. If you will call us we will give you free inspection and estimate. We are licensed by the State Plant Hoard nnd issue a continuous working contract. Superior Termite Co. 535 N. 6th—-Blylheville, Ark.—Phone POplar 2-2350 let up—and soon—some of the front office folks in the Southern Association are going to be pullins their hair out in huge hunks. Two more games hnd to be postponed last night — bringing the total to 10 after only five playing days. Birmingham at Nashville and Little Rock at Memphis were the latest rain victims. But New Orleans and Chattanooga might have been Just as happy if they'd been washed out, too. Mobile whipped the Pels 6-2 in thr first action for both teams since opening day and Atlanta took Its second straight from Chntta- nootftt, Good Hitting Good hitting when runners were on base—a missing element for Mobile -'last season—accounted for the Bears' victory. Firs' baseman Ed Lindsey drove in the first two Bear runs with a single after three walks in the first inning. Ken Pflastorer and Herb Olson singled in another pair in the seventh. Fifth-inning home runs by Don Demeter and Ted Bartz added to the Pels' troubles. j Pel manager Andy Cohen named I rookie righthander Charlie Doug- '-. las, 27-6 with Waycross lost year, l to start tonight. Manager Clay Bryant tagged Bob Walz, 5-3 with i Waterloo, to oppose him. Reliefer Puts Down Looks Stout relief pitching by Joe Plercy, a veteran southpaw, put down a serious Chattanooga threat In the fifth and preserved the Crackers' hometown supremacy over the Lookouts. Piercey took over with the bases loaded and two out and pitched shutout ball the rest of the way, allowing only three hits. • Dick Sinovic, a former Lookout, and rookie Earl Hersh shared batting honors for the winners with three lilts each. Second baseman Earl Stringer of the Lookouts boosted his batting average to a fat .636 with four hits In five trips. Phil Paine of the Crackers and lefty AI Sima were nominated for mound duty tonight. but the star of Sid Flaherty's stable is anxious to whip Maxim decisively ond put himself into a position to challenge Archie Moore for the lightheavyweight title. The situation Is even more crucial for the 33-year-old Maxim. A loss to the smaller Olson, and the former lightheavyweight champion will be shunted to the sidelines as far as any future big money matches are concerned. The word from Jack (Doc) Kearns, Maxim's manager, was that his tiger was in "the best shape of his life this morning. No Excuses "We'll have no excuses," said Kearns. He's ready to go and I think he can win." The body-punching Olson, sharp as he has ever been, according to veteran observers here, has expressed more prefight confidence than for any previous match. He has made no secret "of the fact he wants to meet Moore for the lighthciivyweight crown and admits, without much urging, that he would enjoy a crack at Rocky Marclano's heavyweight champion- ship in the near future. A crowd of 13,000 i~ expected, with the gross gate almost certain to reach $130,000 and perhaps higher, according to promoter Bennie Ford. The fitfhl will go nn television at 7 p.m., PST over CBS. The Athletics Okayed WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. WP) — Manager Lou Boudreau of the Kansas City Athletics was taking no chances of being lined for supervising a workout before gpring training officially opened at Connie Mack Field. "We're not doing . anything wrong," was Boudreau's greeting to traveling sports writers. "Thesa are only 12 rookies I brought along; fellows who showed up well during a school we had at Sanford." Texas League baseball writers this,year will select a "Manager of the Year" and a "Rookie of the Year." Joycee Teenage Golf Event Set SPTS .. JAYCEE TEENAGE—2-24 FAYETTEVILLiE, Ark. (/P) — The Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce's annual golf tournament for teenagers will be held nt the Country Club here July 11-12. Robert Renner, chairman of the Jaycee's Junior Golf Tournament Committee, today announced the site and dates for the tourney. The first low finishers in the medal play meeting will represent Arkansas in the national Jnycee tournament at Columbus, Ga., Aug. 15-20. Renner said the first day of the state tournament would be devoted to practice rounds, and 36 holes of niedal play will be held the second day. Last year's state champion. Jerry Breckinridge of Hot Springs, has passed the age limit of 18 and will Drive in your car today and let us give it a charnic&t motor tune-up with WHIZ MOTOR RYTHM. You'll get immediate results! This liquid chemical developed by HolJings- hend research is added to the gas •nd oil. It stretches gns. 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