The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 30, 1955 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 30, 1955
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SATURDAY, APRIL 30,1955 BLYTHEVI1J.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS pAoirrn Chicks, Paps, Csceola Sweep District Track Meets Tribe Keeps Title; Jonesboro Takes Tennis, Golf Crowns Blythevilie and Osceola walked off with District III track and field crowns in both junior and senior high competition at the spring sports festival at Jonesboro yesterday with Jonesboro taking victories in both golf and tennis. • Blythevllle's Chicks successfully defended their Class A senior title with 49 points—17 points ahead of their nearest opponent—and the Papooses copped the Class A junior contest with 40 points. Osceola took an easy win in the Class B senior division as the Seminoles racked up 61 points to 27 for second-place Earle. t The Osceola juniors also won in Class B competition over six other • teams, though results of that meet were unavailable here today. All track, and field events in the four classifications were run off yesterday at Arkansas State College. Jonesboro Sweep In the tennis' matches Blytheville's doubles team of Bobby Jones and. Danny Edgmon reached the finals before being defeated by the winning Jonesboro team of Rankin a;id O.venor. • i Rankin also took the tennis singles crown for Jonesboro, defeated Jim Spikes of Pocahontas in the finals. Spikes had edged Blytheville's singlet entry, Chuck Lant- ston, in the first round. Snow of Jonesboro was first in the M-hol« golf tournament with 173 and Abernathy was second with 186 to give Jonesboro medal and team victories. Column Third Don Coleman of Blytheville was third with a 3«-hole. score of 188, and Eugene Still was fourth with in. The Chicks notched five first places In gaining their track victory tnd the Paps took six firsts. Winning for the tribe were Allan Shanks, shot put; Jimmy Gee, discus; Freddy Akers, 110-yard high hurdles; Hays Sullivan, 440-yard dash; and Akers, 180-yard low hurdles. TIM Chicks swept the field in the discus with Jodie Hall second and John Fong third behind Gee's winning toss. They also got second places in the high hurdles (Charles Abbott) and the 130-yard dash (Sullivan). Chick: relay teams won third in the 440-yard and in the mile relay. Moore Sets Record Paced by Ed Moore, with wins in the 100-yard dash and the 440- yard dash, including a new record of 55 seconds for the 440, the Paps racked up six firsts, two seconds and three fourths. Pap relay teams won the 440 mnd 880 relays. Ed Moore also was * member of both relay teams. Moore's time in winning the 100 wu 11.1 seconds. Charles Coalter also ran on both relay teams, took second in the hurdles and fourth in the shotput. Kenneth Peters was second in the 100-yard dash. MlMoo Dominates Mississippi County teams domi- nated the Class B senior meet with Osceola going far to the front. The Seminoles, led by Rodgers and Grosswaite, garnered eight first places, Luxora got two, and Wilson and Keiser got one each. Reiser's flash, Bobby Dixon did not participate. Following are team results; CLASS A SENIORS Blytheville 49, West Memphis 32, Marked Tree 24, Jonesboro 17, Corning 14, Leachville 8, Pocahontas 6, Harrisburg 3, Paragould 1. CLASS B SENIORS Osceola 61. Earle 27, Wilson 19, Luxora 16, Keiser 15, Lepanto 10, Pixie 3. CLASS A JUNIORS Blytheville 40, Jonesboro 24, Paragould 12, Trumann 12, Alexander 10, Pocahontas 10, Leachville 4, Harrisburg 3, Corning 1. Little League Tryouts Slated Little League tryouts for new participants in the league will be held Monday and Tuesday at Compress Park on Ninth Street. Only those who have registered will be eligible for the tryouts. Monday tryouts will be for boys under 11 years old, with boys 11 and over due to show their wares Tuesday. Starting time each day will be 5 p.m. Blytheville Title Holder in Races Ralph Johnson oi Blytheville, world champion motorboat title holder, will be one of two Arkan- safls represented at the nationally sanctioned Class A championship motorboat races tomorrow at Caddo Lake, La. The races are a part of Shreve- p'prt's annual Holiday in Dixie celebration. Johnson holds the world competitive record for Class A Hydro in Division IV. Eighteen events will be run off in the races tomorrow afternoon. The West Virginia University basketball team traveled 9,620 miles last winter. The Mountaineers traveled 4,500 by automobile and 5,120 by air. A three-year survey by Brandeis University reveals that knee In- ulrlr-: top the list of football nil- ments. WRONG MEET—Tripping on a hurdle, Rich Ferguson looked as if he was trying to turn a track meet into a swimming meet. Iowa's defending champion failed to hit his pace after th« unscheduled dip, and finished second in the Kansas Relays Steeplechase »t Lawrence. Shantz Squelches Yanks in Old Form By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It's been nearly two years since little Bobby Shantz pitched a complete ball game but the Kansas City Athletics kept hoping he could make a comeback. He did it^a strong one—by shutting out the New York Yankees on three hits last night, the A's taking a 6-0 victory before a happy home crowd of 33,471 fans. The defeat, coupled with the Detroit Tigers' ,3-2 victory over the Washington Senators, dropped the Yanks from first place. Only Singles Andy Carey, Elston Howard and Gil McDougald were the only New Yorkers to hit against Shantz, troubled so long with arm injuries. Those hits were singles. The last complete game for Shantz was July 26, 1953, and his last shutout, also against New York, was in September of the year before. Shantz got in some- trouble in the ninth when he walked Carey, one of four passes in the game After a pop fly by Mickey Mantle, Howard hit his single but Carey was held fit second. A doubleplay hopper by Bob Ccrv ended the game. The A's jumped on New York's Johnny Kucks for two runs in the first inning—the seventh time in Sports Roundup 2Jaibc Bill Johnston Better than 8th? NEW YORK (AP) - Gerald Patterson, the Australian tennis star of another generation expressed polite interest when advised that a recent vote of this nation's sports writers declared Bui Tilden to have been the greatest player the world has seen. wanted to know where his old rival, Little Bill Johnston, had landed in the poll. No better than eighth, he was told, behind Tilden, Jack Kramer, Don Budge, Fred Perry, Ellsworth Vines, Rene LaCoste and Henri Cochet, in that order. "That's wrong," protested the Aussie visitor. "If Tilden was the greatest, then Johnston had to be second best. They were so closely matched that it was touch and go every time they played. The only difference between them was Tilden's little advantage in stamina." . Curious of Rating- Curious as to why Patterson, a two-time Wimbledon champion, rated the small Californian so much higher among the game's all-time immortals than his own countrymen did, we have done a little research and probably come up with the answer. In 1920, when Tilden and Johnston won the Davis Cup from Australasia at Auckland, N.Z., Patterson carried Tilden to four tough sets before succumbing. He was blasted off the court by Little Bill in straight sets, winning only five games in all. Again, in the cup matches of 1922, Johnston crushed Patterson with the loss of HOUSE FOR SALE to the highest bidder. First house west of First -Methodist Church on W. Main St. (Known ai the Williams home.) Contact office of First Methodist Church or see J. W. Adams at Adams Appliance Co. for details of sale. Bids will be closed May 14. five games. Little Bill Is dead, but Patterson has not forgotten him. eight games they took a fust start. /This time they kept going, however, to back up Shantz's hurling. 4th Kainout Singles by catcher Wilmer Shantz, brother of Bob, and Elmer Valo and a, triple by Vic Power produced two more runs In the second and Bill Wilson homered in the third. A walk to Ous Zernial in the fourth with the bases loaded completed 'he scor/ag. The St. Louis Cardinals were rained out of their night game against the Giants at New York— the Redblrds' fourth ralnout this week. Tigers Win 2nd Place In Relays POPLAD BLUPF-Caruthersvllle's Tigers placed second In the Poplar Bluff night relays last night with 65 Ij3 points. Charleston won test place with WH points. Other teams scoring were Jackson, 4T S ; Sikeston 47Vj; Dester, 32; Kennett, 18; Poplar Bluff, 13 and Maiden, 8. Two Caruthersvvilie boyi quail fieri for the Missouri high school activity association All-Slat* team during the meet and two other Tiger thinclads qualified for the All- State team recently. Talmadae McCoy and Lee benett Jones qualified last night. McCoy took second in the 880- yard run with a time 2.05. Jones won third in the broad jump with a leap of 21 feet. Recently qualifying for the All- State team were Jim Leslie and Earl Hill. Last night Leslie was the Tiger's high point man by nicking 15 points. He won the 220-yard dash with a new record of 22.6 seconds. Took second in the 100 find placed on a relay team. Caruthersville's only other first place was in the 440 senior relay wifb a new record for the meet of 46.2 seconds. Detroit ... Chicago New York .. Cleveland '... Boston Kansas City Washington . Baltimore 3-Player Trade Gives Phillies Jim Greengrass PHILIADELPHIA UP)— The Philadelphia Phillies today traded catcher Smokey Burgess, pitcher Steve Ridzik and outfielder Stan Palya to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielders Jim Greegrass and Ctlen Gor- bous, and catcher Andy Semlnick. General manager Roy Hamey said It was a. straight player deal with no cash Involved. The deal brings Semlnick, balding aging veteran back to the team that brough him up Into the big time In 18*3. Seminlck was traded to the Redlegs in 1DS5. For the Phils the main attraction was the hard-hitting Oreen- grass, who batted .360 and drove In 95 runs last year. Philadelphia has needed a, power-hitting outfielder to team with Del Ennls and Richie Ashburn. Cincinnati picked up a badly needed, good-hitting catcher in Burgess who batted .366 last jon while driving In 4fl runs. Vejar Gets TKO in 4th SYRACUSE, N. Y.(/P)—Chlco Vejar sported a string of 10 straight victories today and former Italian welterweight cha'mpion Paolo Melis displayed a badly cut eye .that may keep him out of action for a couple of months. The Nen York collegian sliced Melis' left eye open In the first round of their scheduled 10-round bout last night. Further battering worsened the injury and Referee Mark Conn ended hostilities at the find off four rounds. It wai called a four round TKO. Action was fait, and furlou* from the opening bell, and Matchmaker Norman Rothschild of the Arena, Athletic Club is expected to try and sign the pair for a return. Vejar, who weighed 140 H pounds to 148 for Melis, was ahead on the cards of the three officials when the end came. Fights Last Night »y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syracuse, N.Y. - Chlco Vejar, 149'/2. Stamford, Conn., stopped Oiampaolo Melis, 148, Italy, 4. Philadelphia — Eugene Pierson, 134, Philadelphia, outpointed Henry Deltrante, 134'/ 2 , Philadelphia, 7. Manchester, England — Hans Strcltz, 162. Germany, outpointed Johnny Sullivan, 16114, London, 10 2 Tiger Tackles Win ASC Grid Scholarships CARUTHERSVILLE — Two Ca- rulhersvllle High School seniors have received scholarships to Arkansas State Colleeg at Jonesboro for football, according to Caruth*- ersville Coach John McOuire. He said they are BUI Grlgory, 215-pounder, and Bob Willis, who weighs 205 pounds. Both boys play tackle. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, May 2 8:15 p.m. • Handicap Grudge Match * Three out of 5 falls In 1 HOUR—winner take all. If Getz wins, he collects all three purses. If he loses he gets nothing. Dunn and Fields can tag; each other M In a lay match. Can Getz do It? Adults SOc —Children 15c ALGETZ vs. DICK DUNN and DON FIELDS 2 Fall Match • Danny OSHOCKER Vs. K.rl "Killer" KOWALSKI inute Time Limit— Z out of 3 Baseball Standings AMKIlll AN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind .643 .616 .600 .511 .53) .357 11 .361 Mi 1 114 3 4 514 ... Today's Schedule Baltimore at Cleveland — Rogo- vln (1-1) vs Lemon (4-0) Boston at Chicago—Busce (0-0) vs Consuegra (1-0) Washington at Detroit—MoDer- mott U-3) or Portertield (3-2) vs Maas (0-0 Only games scheduled Friday'! Result! Detroit 3, Wnshinston*J Chicago 7, Boston 0 Baltimore 5. Cleveland 3 Kansas City 6, New York 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn ... Milwaukee .. Philadelphia St. Louis — Chicago — New York .. Cincinnati .. Pittsburgh .571 .571 .546 .500 .462 11 .267 10 .167 414 4';i 6 5% 6 9 • 14 Today's Schedule Chicago at Brooklyn—Jones (!1) or Hacker (0-1) vs Meyer (1-0) St. Louis »t New York — Lawrence (1-1) vs Liddle (1-0) Milwaukee at Philadelphia —Nichols (1-0) vs Dlckson (2-0) Clncinnat at Pittsburgh-Fowler (0-4) vs King (0-0 Friday'! RMUlU Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 11. Milwaukee 4 (called bottom of 8th, rain) Chicago at Brooklyn, postponed, rain St. Louii at New York, postponed, rain. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. OB Memphis 13 « .M4 — New Orleans 12 « .667 'A Atlanta. 10 9 .53* 9 Birmingham 10 • ,536 3 Mobile 8 9 .471 4 Chattanooga » 11 .471 4 Nashville » 1J .400 5'/ 2 Little Rook 5 13 .971 7'/2 Yesterday'i Results Memphis 4, Atlanta 3 Little Rock 6, Birmingham I Mobile 9, Chattanooga 3 New Orleans 7, Nashville I Game* Today Atlanta at Memphis Birmingham at Little Rock Chattanooga at Mobile New Orleans at Naahvlll* AMERICAN ASSN. St. Paul 10, Charleston 7 (II In nlngs) Minneapolis 9, Toledo 1 Omaha 10, Louisville 3 Indianapolis 4, Denver 1 TEXAS LEAGUE Fort Worth 3,' Dallas 1 (17 inning/i) San Antonio 8, Beaumont T (13 Innings) Oklahoma City f, Tulsa I Houston 6, Shrovoport 0 New 1955 Air Conditioner Hubbard & Son Furniture AL Might Be Turning Into A Real Brawl By 'ED WILKS The . AsitocUted Pre»s Pull up a chair and get yourself comfortable, pal, what looked like the same old three-team race in the American League may get to be quite a brawl what with Bobby Shantz back at last and the Detroit Tigers on the prowl again for th« first time since 1950. Shantz, the little fella who's had his arm in hock for two years, checked in again last night with the Kansas City Athletics, knocking the New York Yankees for a loop, with a dandy throe-hitter 6-0. And with Shanta tripping the Yanks, the Detrolts took control of the AL lead, rolling over Washington for their sixth straight victory 3-2. Cleveland's defending champion Special Bout Arranged for Legion Card A new type of wrejtllng match, a handicap srpdge match, will be displayed here ' Monday night In the main event of the American Legion's weekly wrestling program at Memorial Auditorium. The handicap bout will pit Al dct«. the dangerous Dutchman, a- galnst two opponents Dick Dunn and Don Fields. After last week's bout Oetx boasted that he could beat both fields and Dunn In one hour. Promoter Mike Meroney obliged him,by, arranging the unusual booking. Special rules adopped for the bout will allow Dunn and Fleldi to tag Just as In a tag match. It will bo a wlnnor-take-all affair for one hour, with the loser getting no pay for the night's work. And there'll be another bout on Monday night's program. This one will pit Karl (Killer) Kowalskl a- galnst a newcommer Danny O'- Shockor. They'll buttle over the 90- mlnute time limit route. O'Shocker. a top (light performer on the eastern circuit, Is making hu debut In the mid-south In Monday night's matoh. Ho comci to this area highly rated by wrestlers who have opposed him. He's a senior heavyweight with a. background that Includes numerous ap- pearancee In nationally televised bouts. WESTERN LEAGUE Western League Des Molnes 3, Pueblo 3 Lincoln 4, Wichita 3 Colorado Springs 6, Sioux City 5 COTTON STATES LEAGUE Hot Springs 10, El Dorado 1 Monroe 8, Greenville 0 Vicksburg e, Pino Bluff 2 Owned and Operated by Roy. E. Hnlsell Now Air Conditioned Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Weekdays Saturday* 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will teach you all the latest steps in the Privacy of your own home. FIRST LESSON FREE! • Waltz • Samba • Foxtrot •Mambo • Jitterbug • Rumba • Tango For Appointment PHONE 3-6391 Indians discovered it was a brand new season as their pitching again went out the window and Baltimore grabbed Its very first victory at Municipal Stadium 5-3. Chicago was the only touted pennant contender to win yesterday, taking second place as rookie Dick Donovan four-hit Boston 7-0. In the National only two ftmM were played. Philadelphia joined MUwaukei in second placed 4ft games behind the Brooks by clubbing th« Braves 13-4. Cincinnati clipped Pittsburgh 5-0. Rain postponed Chicago at Brooklyn and St. Louts at New York. There were 33,471 tant in thi stands — a Kansas City 'record- as Shanti stood the Yanks on ttwlr ears. Detroit Jammed across thrw runs in the sixth to dump Washington, as rookie Frank Larry spaced eight Senator hit*. Ray Boone's leadoff homer, Larry's popfly double and Harvey Xuion'i single wrapped It up for the Tigers. Donovan, a 34-year-old rlgh»- hander picked up his first major league victory tcatnit the ttod Sox. He fanned six and walked but one while Chicago tagged four Boston hurlera for 11 hits. Garcia Shelled Four rune in the ninth won lor Baltimore, shelling Mike Oarcla out of the game and into bit third defeat against one triumph, dene Woodllng'i leadoff double and four singles broke it up. The Fhlla Jumped aU over Warren Bpnhn, Ray Crone and Imle Johnson for six rune In the flttb. Del Ennl* got Herm Wehmeler alt to a 3-0 lead in the first with a home run and the veteran riftrt- homier took it from there, allowing only four hit*, One wa» a aolo homer by Bobby "Thomson. Another was a bases-loaded triple br Andy Pa.fko In the eighth. Cincinnati won In a breeee, too, hanging a second straight defeat on the Pirates. Joe NuxhaH won it, contributing a home run to the Redlegs' nine-hit attack while scattering six hits, fanning elu and walking none. , tune inl LCN-FM om* JACK BUCK JOI GARAOIOLA trews* I* y« hf ANMEU5ER-IUSCH, INC. H. uxm • IHWJM • UH Budweisee UGH MM ROBERTSON DISTRIBUTING CO. 2MW.A»h Ph. Ml* HfllSHl-WHITE FURNITURE CO.

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