The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1955 · Page 10
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PAOB TEW BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW! FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1»W Hoeft Carries Hot Tigers To 5-Game Win Streak ^ -w- • Detroit Half-Game from Lead By ED WILK8 The AwociatRi Prew Billv Hoeft, a lefty who has lost twice as many as he's won for Detroit in the past, told Manager Bucky Harris thii spring that this is the season h« becomes a winner. Show me, said Harn^ ^ Wd , g been snowing him plen t y . And since he started winning, the Tigers have been unbeatable, riding a five-game winning streak to within a half a game of the American League lead. M WM Hoeft, • M-ye»r-old with three major league seasons behind him, who started the »t«ak, shut- tirf out the defending champion Cleveland Indians 3-0 on three hits last Saturday. And it was Hoeft again last night as the Tigers won No. 5, beating tht Washington Senators 4-1. Hoeft whittled his earned run average down to O.»s, with Wash- ingtons lone tally unearned. He walked only one and struck out «ix. Except for some shabby fielding and wild pitching by the Kansas City athletics la«t night, the Tigers would be in first place today with Cleveland instead of sharing second with the Indians. The A's failures allowed the New York Yankees an 11-4 triumph and with it the Bombers Jumped back Into the lead. Chicago* While Sox tumbled out of. first in a day game, losing to Boston and Ivan Delock, who spun a three-hitter for a 3-1 victory. 9 Missco Schools In District 3 Meet Nine Mississippi County track teams were expected to compete in the A and B divisions of the huge District III track and field meet at Jonesboro today. About 3» boy» from Btytheviile Junior md Senior High School* left thli morning tor the truck, golf and tennli event. m »ddltlon to BlyUieville, Lench- ville »nd Manilla were expected to enter truck teuni In the A di- ClaM B whook entered from MiaBlMippi County include Osceo- 1», favored to take the B division crown, Keiier, Shawnew, WilMn, Lunora and Burdette. Blythevllle will be defending two title* hi the aprlng iporU fei- tlval. The Chlcta took the DU- trlct track and tennli champion- chip* lait year. Joneiboro'c Lurry Oreiham won *e golf tournament. Junior High A and B track preliminaries tonnU inatchM and golf play will get underway this morning, with Senior A and B track avtnU : to itart thii after- Cleveland and Baltimore were idle. In the National, Brooklyn opened up a four-game spread over second place Milwaukee, coming from behind to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2. The Braves were beaten by Willie Jones' homer In the ninth last night at Philadelphia 3-2. Cincinnati broke up a six-game losing streak 3-2 at Pittsburgh under the lights and New Yorks Giants beat St. Louis 6-4 at the Polo Grounds. The Yanks tagged five Kansas City pitchers tor 13 hits — Including a two-run homer by Mickey Mantle — but ran three runs across in the sixth without a single safety. Two hit batsmen, three walks and an error that prevented the third out accounted for the gilts. Brooklyn Keepi Golnf Delock. a 26-year-old right- hander, didnt give the While Sox anything more potent than a single, but Chicago paired two of them with a walk to spoil his shutout in the. seventh. Ivan had them hitless to that point. Brooklyn was handcuffed by the Cubs Bob Rush until the seventh. Then the Dodgers scored four- three on Carl Furlllos seventh home run—to overcome a 2-0 Chi : cago lead provided by Rushs home run In the fifth. Clem Lablne was the winner. Philadelphia also had a tough time getting lilts until late In the game. Gmn Hamner led oft'the eighth with a double, only the third hit allowed by Lew Burdette, and scored on a fly to tie It at 2-2, setting up Jones winning blow in the ninth. Robin Roberts was the winner. < The Cardinals, idle all week, blew a three-run lead in the fourth when the New Yorkers scored four times and the Redbirds committed three of their four errors. That wiped out the benefit of Stan Muslnls two-run homer and sent igan State varsity sport tcnms In Hnrvey Haddlx to his first defeat. 186*—football and baseball. j| m Hearn won his third. Final! in all track competition will be run off tonight beginning •t 7 o'clock. Other entries In Class A track HI of ye«terday were Wc»t Memphis, Plggott, Harrlsburg, Poca- hontM, Jonesboro, Marked Tree, Paragould, Corning and Tmmnnn. Clan B entries. In addition to the MtsilMlppi County schools were Enrle, Marlon, Leanpto, Craw- fordvllle, Valley View and Monette. Hard luck jockey in Hlaleah's famed -100,000 Wldencr Stakes Is veteran Hedley Woodhouite. He has been on the horse second four timer that finished John Mataock was named the "moat valuable player" on two Mich- Sports Roundup by Ljautt ^Jaloot Too Cold for Gomez to Peetch NEW YORK (AP) — On the day that Ruben Gomez reported to the New York Giants' training camp at Phoenix three springs ago, he cheerfully told this reporter that he wasn't worth a cent as a pitcher until the weather got real hot, something approximating that of hie native Puerto Rico. He sakl h* had learned during the brief time he had been with the Kansas City Blues in 1652 tlmt he simply couldn't "peetch" when It WHS cold, that his fingers congealed and he couldn't "feel" the ball. He snld he had contracted a sore arm with the Blues, find that wai why he had purchased hia freedom and returned to Puerto Rico. When the Giants picked the slen der rlghty up early In 'M on the strength of what their head scout Tom She eh an had seen him do in tht Puerto Blciui League, they knew of his aversion to refrigerated balJ parks. Well, the screwballlng senor has pretty well repaid the Giants for having gone along with him — up to this point. He posted n 13-11 record in '53, when the club finished fifth, and was 17-9 for last year's world champions. He beat Cleveland in the third game of the World Series. Durocher Trouble We have gone back over Ruben's case at such length because, as you might have read, he now is In II / //' ^rral&ell 6 SCHOOL OF I DANCING I Owned and Operated by Roy. E. Halsel! Now Air Conditioned Open 10 l.m. to II p.m. Saturday! II ».nL to 6 p.m. We will teach you all tht latest steps in the Privacy of your own home. FIRST LESSON FREE! • Waltz • Samba • Foxtrot •Mambo • Jitterbug • Rumba • Tango For Appointment PHONE 3-6391 d«ep trouble with his commander Leo Durochor lor having done a miserable Job of pitching In the first two weeks of the season. It could end up in an explosion. Tlie weather around here has been atrocious, Dny after day the sun has not shone nnd the temperature has dipped into the 40s. It has rained. Gomez, shivering and looking dejected, has started three games and gotten his brains knocked out ench time. Rain savec him once. On Wednesday the Milwaukee Brnvcs belted htm for five runs In less than two frigid Inning's. Gomei Han To Be Happy It was after the latter performance that Leo blew his stack and charged that Ruben WRS using the cold weather dodge as « "poor ex- JACK BUCK JOI OARAGIOLA •m*»Ti.br ANREKIt-IUSCN, HK. Bndweisee ROBERTSON DISTRIBUTING CO. 223 W. Ash Ph. 3-3125 cuse," and fumed that "he wns Just plain lousy out there — got to order special weather for him. 1 Fortunately, perhaps, Gomez had lonff since dressed and gone look- Ing for a roaring wod fire. We still don't Know what Leo proved, except that he still Is the boss. We do know that he hasn't a chance In the world of winning the pennant unless Gomez Is a happy pitcher — bore, not in Puerto Rico. Baseball Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet New York 9 5 Cleveland * 5 Detroit 8 5 Chicago 7 5 Boston GB .643 .615 .61 £ .583 .571 .417 .417 .214 Kansas City 5 Washington 5 Baltimore 3 Friday'* Schedule Boston at Chicago — Nixon (3-0) vs Don Ovan (0-1) New York at Kansas City — Kucks (1-0) vs Shants (0-2; Washington at Detroit — Abernathy (0-0) or Pascaul (0-0) vs Lary (1-1) Baltimore at Cleveland — Byrd (1-0) vs Garcia (1-2) Thursday's Results Boston 3. Chicago 1 Detroit 4, Washington 1 New York 11, Kansas City 4 Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet OB Brooklyn 13 2 .867 — Milwaukee 8 5 .615 4 St. Louis 6 5 .545 5 Philadelphia 7 6 .538 5 Chicago 7 7 .500 5>/ 2 New York 8 7 .462 6 Cincinnati 3 11 .214 (I 1 ,-. Pittsburgh ....... 2 9 .182 9 Friday's Schedule Chicago at Brooklyn — Jones (2-1) vs Podrcs (1-1) St. Louis at New York — Lawrence (1-1) vs Lldille (1-0) Milwaukee at Philadelphia — Nichols (1-0) vs Wehmeler (1-1) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh — Nux- hall (1-1) vs Surkont (1-2) Thursday's Results Brooklyn 4. Chicago 2 New York 6, St. Louis 4 Philadelphia 3, Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 3, Pittsburgh 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis New Orleans Atlanta Birmingham Chattanooga Mobile Nashville Little Rock W L 12 I) II (i 10 8 10 8 9 10 7 9 8 11 4 13 OB Pet. .667 — Ml ' 1/2 .556 2 .556 2 .474 3',i .438 4 .421 4!i .235 T,i Yesterdays Results Now Orleans 11, Little Bock 6 Memphis 6, Mobile 3 Chattanooga 6. Birmingham i Nashville 11, Atlanta 1 Gnmcs Today Atlanta lit Memphis, night Birmingham lit Little Rock, night New Orleans al Nashville, night AMERICAN ASSN. Denver 3, Indianapolis 1 Minneapolis 1, Toledo 2 Charleston 3, St. Paul 2 Only games scheduled TEXAS LEAGUE Fort Worth 3, Dallas 2 Shrevenort 6, Houston 4 Tulsa 5, Oklahoma City 4 San Antonio 3, Beaumont 1 WESTERN LEAGUE Sioux City 6. Colorado Springs 4 Pueblo 3, DCS Molnes 2 Lincoln 9, Wichita 3 COTTON STATES LEAGUE Yesterday's Results Monroe i, Greenville 2 El Dorado 5, Hot Springs 3 Pine Bind 11, Vlcksbnrg 6 CLOSE-UP—Eyes pop as Rocky Marciano gives a group of youngsters a close-up of his mighty left hand. The champion is training at Calistoga for the defense of his title againtt Don Cockell in San Francisco, May 16. Stanky Sticks to Early Opinion of Redbirds By JACK HAND NEW YORK (#•>—Eddie Stan- Icy, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, stood in front of the dugout, his hands jammed into his back pockets. "No, I wouldn't say we got off good," he said. "You never get off good unless you're in first place." He was asked, "Is It true that the Cardinals are loaded, like Birdie Tebbetts says " "We've got a good club," says Eddie. "Like I said in Florida, well go as far as our pitching will carry us. A reporter walked over from the Giants bench with a note to Stanky from Leo Durocher, the New York manager. Sttinky read it and passed it around with a grin. The note read: "It is customary in the interests of amicable relationship between contesting athletic rivals, if one manager desired to engage in extra currlcular activities to make his requests as follow: 1. From the other manager. 2. Should said manager refuse, the opposing manager may sub- his request to the higher echelon. Leo." Stanky had asked permission to work out after the game at the Polo Grounds but had gone to Chub Feeney, the Giants, vice-president, instead of Durocher. Stankey commented, "Leo didn't write that. One of his intelligent coaches did." .^••^^ Ho/man Ranked 5th after Win Over Cfiar/es NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Holman's astonishing ninth round knockout of Ezzard Charles today vaulted the compara- lively unknown Chicago fighter into a fifth ranking in the heavyweight division in the monthly ratings of Ring magazine. by Fleischer. Saxton was ranked as the No. 1 contender behind Carmen Baslllo. of Canastota, N.Y. Basilio meeti Editor Nat Fleischer moved the 27-year old Holman behind Cuba's Nino Valdes, England's Don Cockell. Pittsburgh's Bob Baker and New York's Hurricane Tommy Jackson. Charles, the 33-year old ex- champion, was dropped from fourth to sixth place. Holman and Tony DeMarcp, the Bostonian who won the welterweight crown by stopping Johnny Saxton in the 14th round, were named the fighters of the month UA Relay Team Goes To Drake Meet FAYETTEVILLE - A small buU well-qualified cinder squad from the University of Arkansas will Journey to Des Molnes, Iowa, this weekend for the 46th running of the Drake Relays. The Porkers will enter a team of four in another effort at the four-mile relay. One of the nation's top track carnivals — and one in which only top competitors have a chance of placing — the Drake Relays will offer the Razorback,s their last 1955 chance at the school four-mile relay record of 17:36.. That record (an average of four 4:24 mile runs) was set in 1951 at the Drake meet by James West, Tom Hardin, Oliver Gatchell and James Brown — each an outstanding runner. Making the trial will be Tal Hooker of Pine Bluff, Alan Eshbaugh of Fredonia, Kan., Jimrnie Tennison of Sulphur, La,, and Ed Morton of Winnipeg, Canada. Each has run the mile in 4:25 or better this year and has been improving every weekend. Three Tie for Lead at Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Samuel Jackson Snead, it appears, saves his best golf Cor the event that qualifies him for the rich Tournament of Champions. Then his wondorlul swing goes haywire. So It was that Snend set forth today in the second round of the $31,500 golf attraction reclining a tie for 15th place in a field ot 21 professionals. Leading Ihe field with first round 69s were Ed Furgol, the reigning United Slrftes Open champion; Chick Hnrbert, the 1354 PDA champion, Gene Littler, the young pro from Palm Springs, Calif. One stroke off the pace .were five men—Bob Toski, Lloyd Mnngrum, Jerry Barber, Eric Monti, and Pete Cooper, a dark horse from Birmingham, Mich. Eleven players broke par the first day over the 7.102-yard, pnr 36-3fi-72 Desert Inn Country Club course. Rounding out this array were Gary Mlddlecoff. Uie new Masters champion, big Mike Souchak. and Marty Furgol. All were tied at 11. The Scoreboard for the rest read like this: 72—Tommy Bolt and Bud Rosburg: 73—Bud Holscher; 74— Snead and Bo Wlnnlnger: 75—Art Wall; last year's winner here; Ju- : KENTUCKY STRAIGHT • BOURBON WHISKEY smile ! tn ft hotrt* trt»d eh**rfu< Otd Sunny Br c*n t*fl by ttwrt y Brook »mtt«— tw Wt*» ttJ ry.fl YCKJ C*n t*fl by tlHtt .Ljl Sunrc olio evoifeblt : «<«TUC«T UtKDED WHISKEV IOTH M.mOOF. UNTUCK* llENDiO WMISKfY CONTAINS <S% CIAIN NEUTIAl SMMTS .THE OLB SUNNY HOOK COMPANY, IOUI$VIUE, llus BOVOS and Doug Ford; 17—*- Wnlly Ulrich and Billy Maxwell. Brown Shoe Co. Wins 2 Tilts CARUTHERSVILLE — Brown Shoe Factory won two independent softbnll games here Tuesday night. In the boys' contest, Brown Shoe beat Chris-Craft 10-7. Brown Shoe defeated Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. 18-4 in the girls' game. Brown Shoe's boys will meet Tyler, Mo., on the Cooler diamond at 7 p.m. Friday. Osceolon Seeks 3rd State Net Title Billle Gaines Mann, of Osceola, a junior at Ouachita College, will seek her third straight title in the women's singles tennis matches of the A.I.e. next Friday and Saturday in Little Rock. The Ouachita women's team of which Miss Mann is a member, will travel to Conway for warm-up matches this weekend before next week's big event. DeMarco for the title in Syracuse, N.Y., June 10. Harold Johnson of Philadelphia regained his No. 1 berth among the light heavyweight contenders, succeeding Joey Maxim. The Cleveland veteran was demoted to. third behind Johnson and Brooklyn's Floyd Patterson as a result of his defeat by middleweight champion Carl (Bobo) Olson. In the middleweight class, France's Charley Humez is the No. 2 man behind Philadelphia's Joey Olardello. There was much shifting in the lightweight group. Ralph Dupas, the young New Orleans speed boy, advanced into the No. 1 spot, replacing Italy's Duilio Loi who fell to second. Percy Bassett of Philadelphia, who recently flattened France'! lightweight champion Serafto Ferrer, regained the leading berth among the featherweight contenders. Hew 1955 Air Conditioner Hubbard & Son Furniture For only 9C a day more you can own a big, new Pontiac! Compare the car ... compare the Heal I Just '^ a day more than the low-priced, full-sized care and a new '56 Pontiac 860 is yours. Check the big-car advantages: Powerful 180-h.p. engine! Long 122' wheeltuue! Big 203' over-all length! Fine-car luxury and size! You'll agree... you can't buy more beauty, power and value! 55 Pontiac sco (am* *iv« • ittw, v«Wp«itW Pontkx NO a). Northeast Arkansas' Largest—Blytheville's Only DIRECT FACTORY PONTIAC DEALER "Stlling America's Most Talked About Automobile" NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, INC. 5th & Walnut Phone 3-6817

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