The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1955 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 22, 1955
Page 3
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FRIDAT APRIL It, MM PAGE ELEVKM ^•^•^^^^^•••••^^^^^^^^^^•^^•^••^^^^^^^ Nighf befor* the season opened, Willie' Mays wss say-heying to Robin Ro*«rts, "Now you take it a little «asy on li'l Willie, Robin ; ol' boy. After all! we friends." . . . Ripped Hobin, 'Listen, boy, I havw't got a friend in the world from tomorrow to October." . . . Robert! and the Dodiera' Bu» Meyer mr* th* leadlnc panis- preuera la the majors . . . watch how Oar einu their tnnucn' eraa« after every pitch . . . When Pee Wee Reese reached across the plate to give Fred Haney of the Pirates the Dodgers' official batting order before •the first encounter, Haney pokerfaced, "I won't accept that lineup. I get mine from Dressen." . . . Jolly Cholly was recounting his first Jam-scheduled day in New York, concluding with a late-evening radio dissertation on his favorite topic, the Dodgers, and grinned, "Bavasi should have heard that one." . . . One almost gets the Impression It was one of the vice-prexies around the Dodger office, rather Charter Drewen than Walter O'Malley who paved Dresseh's exit. . Il tt trae they've spelled ont Washinjtou on the Senators' •nlform* thl* year becatuc nobodr knew what the oM "W" stood fort ... ' The Nats' first baseman, Mickey Vernon, was passing the time of day with an old personal fan, President Eisenhower, who solicitously Inquired, "How are you, Mickey, and how are things at home?" . . . "Pine, Mr. President," replied Mickey, a known verbal conservationist . . . Later in the dugout, a teammate wondered, "You mean that's all you s&ld to him, Mickey?" . . . "What'd you "want me to do," drawled Vernon, "ask him how things were at the White House?" ... "Th« Bridge* ol Toko-Ri," a flicker baaed on naval air warfare 111 Korea, » unnerved one major leaguer during a spring training screening that e came out of the theater with his hands trembling. ... Lloyd Merriman, the Cubs' outfielder, had gone through those experience* a* Mi ace In Korea ... The spring training grind took 16 pounds off lean Texan Jim Busby of Washington, who claims he's too old (all of 28) to Indulge in any foot races with the yanks' Mickey Mantle ... The right collar-bone that Jim fractured as a footballer at Texas Christian (he also broke the other one) still Pothers his throwing every spring until .-.the ligaments around it loosen up. ... The main impediment to Bruce Bdward* 1 comeback with the Nats is not his arm, but the fact he didn't catch the last two seasons while devoting full time to third base . . A top executive in a top major league organization is paid less («o«nd ?15,000) than half the players'on his team's roster . . . --. The world bantamweight situation is in such a mish-mash that it Mook us two weeks to find out that New York recognizes Robert Co• : hen as the current champ, although he's out of commission for the ;' moment, and « NBA states .(excluding California) go for Raul Maci'• • as of Mexico . The N. Y. Athletic Commission first referred us to I* Ring Magazine to find whom it (New York) recognized, and Ring re- ''•' ferred us back to the board . . . Confused? Who wouldn't be? ... A champ like Cohen makes droplets In Europe, compared to the winner ol the Tour de France, the bicycling test held in June . . , 'With endorsements and the like, he realizes around ?200,000 . . . ;- Between you'n'me, didn't it take pressure from the commissioner .'"to corral a brood of unwilling major leaguers into New York for a ,'pre-season television show at a low stipend ($175)? . . . Virginia Open to Show ?Serafin's Capabilities •i VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Is John Serafin of Pitts ;,ton Pa., just a flash in the pan or has the 25-year-old son o a famous professional finally found his game to become a star on big time golf's tournament trail? The golf circuit's veterans and ''younger aces who already have established themselves as stars ' were asking this question today as play moved into the second round In the $17,500 Virginia Beach Open ' Tournament. ", Serafin, who's played very little on the circuit, shot a five-under- par 64 yesterday to finish in a •. deadlock with veteran Ted Kroll of Utica, N.Y., for the first round ' lead in the 72-hole test over the 6,065-yard, par 69. Nobody was more surprised about his performance than Sera- fir,, whose father, Felix, has long been linked with big time golf and ' always made his way several ' yours ago on the play-for-pay circuit. Serafin, who finished 17th in the 1954 Greensboro open, carded five birdies with five, seven and 10- foot putts. He was never over par but got a scare on the 200-yard 18th hdle, often a troublemaker. Kroll made seven birdies, two of them coming on difficult 18- foot putts. BWUAOUiWAY PHIL RIXXUTO ow THS Of 1.4VIN* DOWN "Delay your intention* until *h* p&ittr oxnmii* himself. MaKtibm think, you're hitting away. '...note how ba* it held ioo*ely to give on impact and •shorten burvV* roil. ...on bunt toward £ir*fc, •step tack oh right foot get running •start by time bat meets toa.U.../ ; Man for Mo« Mays Is Only Giant Who Would Make Dodgers, Say Rivals Santee Overshadows Other Kansas Relay Track Stars LAWRENCE Kan. (AP) — Three baton teams shoot for World records m the annua Kansas Relays tomorrow but Wes Santee's try for a 4-minute mile will overshadow the en t.ire field of 900 athletes. '• , . m . . „, ,u Santee who lowered his own American record to 4:00.5 at the Texas Relays thre weeks ago, feels he can achieve his long sought mark before a home state audience providm weather conditions are good. — -• - - — <-•-*• -»-..» »nrfoT, aan mile ana sprint medley in The relays, which start today with five decathlon events, have attracted 26 schools in the university division, 31 in the. college division and 13 in the junior college class. Oklahoma A&M and the Universities of Texas and Houston will be aiming for global marks in the 440 and sprint medley relays. The Houston quartet of Doyle rones, Jerry Beck, Danny Boone and Larry McBride, already has tied the 440-yard relay record of :40.5 this spring. Texas will be making a co-assault on this mark with Dean Smith,. Jerry Prewit, Al Prieden and Bobby Whllden. The Oklahoma Aggies' foresome of J. W. Mashburn, Jack Hays, Marion Muncreif nnd Bill Heard will be after a record in the sprint medley relay. The present mark of 3:20.2 is held by the University if Kansas. The Aggies came with- .n one-tenth of a second of the record at the Texas Relays. 12 Records in Jeopardy Twelve meet records will be in jeopardy. They include seven relays in the university class; the the' college class and the Javelin and Glenn Cunningham Mile. Santee, who ran a 4:OS.l here last year, has traveled under 4:01 three times. Australia's John Landy holds the World marlc of :5B. Kansas Coach Bill Easton gives Santee a good chance of hitting the 4-minute. The lanky runner will have two excellent pace-setters In Dick Wilson »nd Art Dalzell, both University o< Kansas milers. His chief opponents probably will be Ted Wheeler, Iowa middle distance runner now at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; Charles (Deacon) Jones, University of Iowa. Iresh- man, and Bob Soth of Drake. In addition to Santee, other de- ending champions entered In th elays Include: Don Sneegas, Kan as,,javelin; Bob Van Dee, Okla oma, discus; Jay Chance, Okla wma Baptist, 400-meter Interme diate hurdles; Erwin Cook, Okln io;na, hop-step-jump; Jim Podo ey, Central Michigan, decathlon and Rich Ferguson, Iowa, 3,000 meter steeplechase; Dean Smith Texas, 100-yard dash; Oordo Holtz, Minnesota, shot put, an .eon Wells, Kansas, high jump A stroke off the pace with 65' were nine other professionals, in eluding British open cham Peter Thomson of Melbourne, Aus tralia; Dick Mayer of St. Petersburg, Pla.; -Jerry Barber of Los Angeles; Leo Biagetti of Sandusky, Ohio; J. W. Stamps of Atlanta; Al Goodrich of Murfreesboro. N.C.; John J. O'Donnell of Norfolk, Va., and Marty Furgol and Porky Oliver of Lemont, HI. Again ... We are buying TIN CANS Must be free of dirt glass, grease, etc. BLYTHEVIUE IRON and METAL CO. Ph. 3-8362 Moultrle & B'dwaj TIRED SHOES MEAN TIRED FEET! Put Spring into your step now! 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"Man for man, how many Giants would piny regularly with the Dodgers?" asks a veteran attache of the Pirates. "I'll tell you . . . ust one . , . Willie Mays. And as great as he Is in center, Willie would have to play left field for he Brooks. You wouldn't switch Duke Snider for him, would you? "That gives you (he best line on ,he Dodgers. When talented players like Alvin Dark and Whitey Lockman couldn't win places, you have to say that this Brooklyn club compares quite favorably with any outfit of the past. All the Dodgers mve to do Is stay healthy." • * » Fred Haney would like to talk about the Pirates, but can't refrain frorm expressing his admiration of the Dodgers. That Snider," sold the boss of the Buccaneers, "one swish of his bat and you're ruined. You throw him a certain pilch and he belts 11 out of the county. So you throw him tin altogether different pitch and the same thing happens." Superior left-handers have slopped Snider, It was suggested. Didn't the Duke bench himself against them while racing Mays and Don Mueller for the batting championship last season? "That wns greatly over-played," opined Haney. "I don't believe Sni dcr knows who's pitching halt the lime. I doubt that tre type of pitch er makes a bit of difference to him. If it does, it shouldn't." Nelson King, the towering reliei worker up from New Orleans, re called that Snider belted hi; change of pace Into the right cen ter field deck In Pittsburgh. "I'l say this much for Snider,' testified King. "I didn't help him Bjr HARRY GRAYSON NEA SporU Editor It's easy to account for the Dodgers' early foot: are sound and the pitching is living up to its potential. any. He furnished nlr own power." It Is aireed that Roy Cnmpiinelia s the most Indispensable of the Dodgers. The Round Man handles he pitchers and Is the onlj' mem- >er of the party who cannot be sat- sfactorily replaced by switches. '•'But don't throw out Jackie Robnson." said Haney. "I never saw htm for an instant when he wasn't jiving It everything he had. I've seen only one baserunner who had anything on him — Ty Cobb. "In addition to his outstanding all-round ability and competitive spirit, It's the little thngs he pulls that makes Robinson so valuable. Like being purposely hit by a bat;ed ball to break up a double play. When young uene Preese covered first base for us and reached to take a low throw, Robinson kicked the ball, out of his glove and wrenched the kid's arm. It wa» Just quick thinking and hard b»se- ball." • • • injured nerve in his hand sidelined Campanella one third of the way Inst season and when h* played he couldn't grip the bat. ' Robinson was hobbled by an assortment of injuries. Don . Newcombe couldn't get anybody out. Johnny Podres underwent an appendectomy. 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