The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 26, 1955
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PA<* TWf BLTTHEYTLLB (ASK.) COURIER VEWi TUESDAY, APRIL », 1MB Top Clubs in Pennant Races Get First Real Test of Power Braves vs. Bums; Yanks vs. Chisox By ED WII,1U< The Associated Frew Now come* the first, test of power in the American and National League pennant races Milwaukee and St Louis get a first-hand look at all this early nonsense by Brooklyn ii the National. And the New York Yankees see what's new with the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland. The first East-West meetings of rtje season open today nnd tonight, but only the Yanks and White Sox get right down to business. They pl»r a day game at Comlskey Park. The rest of the AL schedule •ends Washington into Cleveland, i point of no return for the Senators, and Baltimore to Detroit this afternoon with Boston it Kansas Citjr tonight. fe the National, Milwaukee and 8t Louis get around to Brooklyn In > few days. Tonight, the Braves are at the Polo Grounds against th« New York Giants and the Card* are at Philadelphia. Cincinnati fe at Brooklyn and Chicago at Pttteburgh In another night pair. Brave* Trail By 2H Milwaukee comes East with Bobby Thomson in fine shape, its pitching M good ai expected and only 1% games behind the Brooks despite (lie Dodgers' 11-2 mark. Manager Leo Durocher, still 5\ gamed oft the pace, figures hi l»d« »re "all straightened out" now. He'll go with either Ruben Gomel (0-1) or Johnny Antonelli (0-1). Bob Buhl «-0> goes for Milwaukee. The Cardinals, pitching some relief help for a change, run Into RoWn Roberta (2-1), trying for a "comeback" after getting slugged off hfe winning streak by the Broofce. 9t. Louts, a game behind *« BravsJ, goes with Harvey Had<MK (1-0). Kcdlegi In Hilling Slump Cincinnati's Redlegs, up to their Mcks In a hitting slump, send their reluctant swatters against RUSH Meyer, the Brooklyn right-hander who's only a 50-50 bet at best against the Redlcgs. Corky Vnl- enttoe 0-0) works for Cincinnati. Cleveland, with pitching trouble for a change and winning but one ol the last four, tries to fatten up on Washington. The Senators haven't won In Cleveland since Aug. 36, 1953, when they bent Bob Lemon. It's Lemon (3-0) they'll f«ce today with Maiiry McDonnell (1-1) hoping to snap Washington's 12-game losing streak at Municipal Stadium. Red So* After AL Lead Now ttat Boston's Wlllard Nixon hai beaten the Yanks six straight, the AL figures lo revise Its "southpaw-the-Bombers" idea. Chicago starts the switch to right-handers with Mike Fornleles (2-0) today v«, Bob Tiirley (2-0). A victory would send New York Into first ahead of the White Sox, who start the game 31 percentage points to the good. Boston also could climb Into the lead with New York if Tom Brew er (0-2) .stops the A'fi. Kansas CH; goes with Arnie Portocarrero (0-3) Boxing Briefs Carter, Smith Clash In June at Boston NEW YORK (AP) — Lightweight champion Jimmy Car ter and Wallace (Bud) Smith of Cincinnati will clash in a 15 round title bout in the Boston Garden, June 1. It will he theii second meeting. Carter outpointed Smith in Cincinnati, March 28, 1950. Smith, national AAU champion In 1048, Is the No. 5 contender. Carter is 31, Smith 2fi. The bout will be telecast cotiHt- to-coofll over the ABC TV network (0 p.m., CST) but the New England area will be blacked out. The British are up in arms over the 'possibility Don Cockell may not fight in England again if he should turn In an earth-shaking upset and whip heavyweight champion Rocky Maruiniio in San Francisco, May 16. Cockell Signs Contract H turned out that In order to get his title shot, Cockell signed a three-year exclusive contract with the International Boxing Club for title bouts. Thiil's the same kind of n document signed by Joe Louis, Ezzitrd Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott and Marciano, according to Harry Markson, managing director of the IBC. 'All we ask of Cockell, If he should win, Is that he defend Hie title at least twice a year," Markson said. "There is nothing to prevent him from defending the title in England or anywhere else if the terms are right." Cockell is a 5-1 and up underdog. There luirdly has been any wagering reported. Most of the meayer betting is on how many rounds the Briton will last. Rookie catcher Ja Parka uf [he Milwaukee Braves hit two liome ruus with the bases loaded In one game lor Spokane, Wash., of the Western International League in 104!), Detroit Stars Want Goose For Baseball HOT SPRINGS, Ark. Wi — The Detroit Stars of the Negro Ainer. can League want Goose Tutum to play baseball this season. Ted Rnsberry. owner ol the De troit club, said he had talked with Tatum, who recently was released by tbe Harlem Globetrotters bns ketball team. Rasberry said he planned to continue* the talks In Tiiturn's hometown of El Dorado. Tatum once was n member of the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. He was no! available, for comment on the baseball offer. Recently Tatum said he planned to continue his basketbal career with a team of Ills own. Osceola Jaycees Plan Tennis Meet OSCEOLA — The Osceola Junloi Chamber of Commerce will sponsor H city tennis tournament May 28. Chris Tompkins & genera! chairman. The winner of the city loiirna- ment will go to the state tournament, also sponsored by the Jay- COOK on June 2. Applications can be obtalnct from Dave Pendcrgrnst, Boys under 18 are eligible. The high schoo.l tt mils court wil be used for the meet. ou L/aule Sports Roundup Bums Cast Shadow on Braves NEW YORK (AP) — Now that the hysteria over the Brooklyn club's great start has subsided somewhat, the important thing to notice is that the Dodgers are Suing followed. As the second phase of the National League race began with an invasion by the Western teams today, the Milwaukee Braves were only one game behind the streaking leaders in the lost column. Without much fanfare, Charlie Grimm's fine club had clicked off .seven victories against only three losses for a percentage of .700. You may be sure that such n pace, if sustained all season, will be plenty good enough ,to land the Bravee in the next World Series, tbe National League being the scramble that it Is, Though they were a total of 2'/\ games behind the Dodgers as they opened a two-game s-"t against the Giants here today, Grimm's sluggers had played three fewer games than the record breakers and as yet had not had a crack at the woozy Pittsburgh Pirates, whom the Brooks mangled four times whilti winning their first 10. With Bobby Thomson apparently fully recovered from his broker ankle and .slugging the ball at n furious clip, the Braves appear lo be that much .stronger than they were lost season. It should not be forgotten either that they were in there battling for the '5-1 pennant until Sept. 11, the sad day when first baseman Joe Adcock, who was In the midst of a sensational hitting streak, was struck on the wrist by a Don Newcombe last ball. They faded .steadily after lhal misfortune, but had shown their potential. Thomson at last is proving that the linwes \veve not s« dumb when they .surrendered pitcher Johnny AUTOMOBILE AIR CONDITIONING • Automatically thermostatically controlled • Heavy-duty Tecumseh compressor • Interchangeable from car to car IT'S THIS SIMPLE . . . DIAL CONTROL TO TEMPERATURE DESIRED AND RIDE IN REAL COOL COMFORT! ALL FOR ONLY $ oo 395 PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Price includei Installation whilt they last. SQO Broadwoy Ph. 3-M5S Antonelli lo obtain him from the Glunta. In his first 10 games he hiiinnu'recl home 17 runs, tying liln for the league lend with Duke Snl (ier of Brooklyn, who hud plnyec In 13 contests. One of the two Kiuncs in which Bobby failed to tanock in a run he saved with a bi'ilHnnt catch ol a home run bU by Hank Snuer -' the Chicago Cubs. tune in! -FM JACK BUCK JOE CARAGIOLA tfttftri t» yt* by ANHEUSEK-IUSCH, INC. si. urns • PHW»H . I<H mtim Budweisec UGH Mil ROBERTSON DISTRIBUTING CO. 223 W. Ash Ph.3-3125 Cotton States League Opens 40th Season Club Owners Mort Optimistic Than In Recent Years By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Class C Cotton States League opens its 40th baseball season tonight with question marks competing In numbers with new faces. Overall them seems to be optimism among club owners ami managers that the six-team league won't fall Into the financial dilemma which nearly spelled the end of the league hist season. For the first time in the history of the league, all tennis are allied with a major league elub .Monroe wilt work with the Yankees, K Dorndo with the GSants, Vickstaurg with Milwaukee, Pine Bluff with Baltimore, Hot Springs with Kansas City and Greenville with Detroit. Vlck.sbui'g is new to the league. The Billies took over Meridian's franchise. thirty's 5th Season Tonight's opening game card sends Pine Bluff's Judges to Ho' Springs, El Dorado's Olleri; to Monroe and Greenville to Vlck, 1 -;burg. The teams will change (ielcf.s Thursday, Judge Emmet Harty of Greenville Is starting his fifth season as the league's chief executive. He attributed most of his optimism about the comng season to the fact that all clubs have working agreements with major league teams. That, he hopes, will provide an affirmative answer to, the qxies- tion of whether the. league can make II. Several times last year the league was threatened with death when owners considered closing down because of a lack of fans. Even El Dorado, which led the league .-.lost of the season, had trouble luftkiug the luvnstllcs click. Only a few veterans are expected back. The league trimmed to four the maximum number of veterans allowed per team. Starting lineups will be in doubt up to (he last minute. Of the rookies. Ray and .Roy Mantle, twin brothers of New Ynr. Yankee Mickey, hold the -spotlight at Monroe. CHICK HALF-MILERS — Three boys will be carrying the Biytheville High School colors in the 880-yard run at the District III track and field meet at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, this week. Coach Russell Mosley will lake the enttre Chick squad of some 26 boys to the meet. Shown above (left to right) are Bobby Edgmon, Jack Thompson aod Tommy Carney. (Coyrier News Photo) NCAA Report on Oklahoma Due; Sooners Plan Defense CHICAGO (AP) — A report by the infractions committee of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. was expected today in the case of tne University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma has been under investigation by the NCAA and art expected report yesterday failed to materialize. Officials of Oklahoma were on hand to defend code violation charges, if Fights Last Night By TIIK ASSOCIATED I'ltHSS New York — Rocky Castellam, 150, '/-(Cleveland, outpointed Chico Varona, IfifV-Vi, Cuba, 10. Brooklun — Lulu Perez, 128, Brooklyn, outpointed Rudy Garcia. 129, Los AiiKeles, 10. Brockton, Mass -— Osc-nr Pita, 146, Argentina, outpointed Freddie Monforte, HO, Brooklyn 10, Osceola Thinclads Get County Titles OSCEOLA — The junior and senior tr-yck forces of Osceola High School, with the Mississippi County title under their bulls,.knuckled down to a week of hard work today in preparation for the district meet at Arkansas State College Friday. With Jackie Crosswaite leading the way with two firsts and a winning effort with the two relay teams, the Osceola seniors, couched by Fred Poster, took an easy county win with 70 and one-half points yesterday. On the strength of that, pei'fonn- ance, they'll be labeled one of the teams to watch in class C competition In Joncsboro.! blazed to a 10.1 victory in the 100. His lime here puts him in the same with the Kei- sur speedster, Bobby Dixon, who runs the 100 yards in the 10-second category consistently. Kei^er didn't enter yesterday's meet. Took Other Firsts Cimswaite also IOOK ;i victory in the 221) nnd joined with Hopkins, Well-s and Rodgers in wini.lng the 440 and 880 relay events. Wells got a first phice in the 440 and the Seminole discus men finished 1, 2, 3, with Rodgers, Lucas and Spencer winning in that order. Rodders, Lucas and Hopkins, all of Osceola. finished in that order in the shot and Clark took a first in the low hurdles. Luxora .Arniorel, Wilson and Miss- co were other teams In the senior event. Jimmy Lee Stevens' juniors racked up 72 and one-half points in breezing to a win over Wilson, Fhiuvnoe, Annorel and Luxora. Logan Young took the 50, Jerry Hill the 100 and S. E. Stovall the 220. Young. Hill, Stovall and Moore, the 440 relay team, won that event and Reese, Stovall, Hill and Moore took a first in the 880 relay. The 220 relay team also won. Stovall took the shot, discus ajid broad jump events and Reese won a first in the hlgu jump to conclude the Junior Seminoles* high point .scoring. District events begin Friday morning with finals Friday night. Osceola Hosts Lions OSCEOLA — The Osceola High School Senxinole baseball team meets Leachville tonight at Hale Field here. Reud Courier News Classified Ads Wherever fine whiskey is sold... I CtOWU You are $Utt to find -the perfect birthday gift for a Taurean IK a man's Imtlnliu f«lls he- hvcon April 20 mnl Mny 20, lu* was born umln ilie zotli- acal sign of Taurus. According lo aslrolojiy, Taiireaus go for fine tilings. That's why he's stive lo appri*ei:ile a gift of SKACKAM'S 7 CROWN, America'.-* finot "ii't \\liUkcy. Give Seagram^ and be StttC ... of a great gift.. .with a great name SeastanvOistillers Company, New York City. Blended Whiskey. 86.8 Piool. 65% Grain Neutral Spirits. Oklahoma Dean Ear] Sneed and football coach Bud Wilkinson both refused to comment on the possibility of charges by the committee. They said they were ready to appear before the council—if necessary — to present their school's position. "I honestly don't know whether our case will be presented at this time," said Wilkinson. "But it's, no secret that our athletic policy has been studied by the NCAA." Walter Byers, NCAA executive Secretary, would not disclose whether the Oklahoma case ov any other investigations by the infractions committee would be presented to the council. Hiring; of Coaches Discussed The council yesterday heard a report from a committee organized in 1954 to make a study on practices and nrocedures in hiring coaches. Committee recommenda- Delroii Is Being Paid Back in Hits From AlKa line Young Outfielder Lto<k AL Hitters; Repulski Tops NL NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers, who gave Al Kaline a ?35,000 bonus to sign in 1953, are being paid back in base hits by the 20-year-old outfielder. A .276 hitter hi 138 games last season, Kaline currently leads the American League in batting with a .452 mark on IS hits in 42 at bats. He's hitting lor distance, too, with four homers to rank second in that department to Bob Nieman of Chicago, who has five. " Eldon (Rip) Repulski of the St. Louis Cardinals, who took over the No. 4 batting spot when Ray Jablonski was traded to Cincinnati, is setting; the National League 'batting pace with a .396 average; He's collected 19 hits in 48 trips. Nieman, the outfielder the White Sox acquired from Detroit last winter, is runnerup to Kaline in the batting competition with & .423 mark. He's followed by Bill Sfcow- ron of the New York Yankees with .422, Chico Carrasquel of the White Sox with .400 and Vic Power of Kansas City with .381. ; Johnny Logan of Milwaukee is second to Repulski in the National Luague with .389. Then c^rrie Granny Hamner of Philadelphia with .367," Billy Bruton of Milwaukee with .364 and Roy Campanella of Brooklyn and Dee Fondy of Chicago at .362 apiece. Carl Furillo of the Dodgers il the National League's pace-setter in home runs with six followed by Ted Kluszewski, the majors' home run king in 1954. Big Klu has five. (ions were adopted by the council and will be sent to member institutions. The committee suggested that coaches be signed to contracts similar to those given other faculy members of an institution,' The report added that a school should not negotiate for a coach under contract to another institution without that institution's co^sent. Neither should a coach negotiate With another institution With* out notification and if given permission should keep his institution informed. The report stated that both individuals and institutions have responsibilities to contracts which both should respect. Exclusively ai Kelley's VENTILATED for yow Summer Comfort Jarman's Smart Sfip-On Design Have rio /cars alioiil a "hotfoot" this summer. 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