The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1955 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, May 3, 1955
Page 4
Start Free Trial

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN U'N'ME Bit shynes* is the inside word on the recent termination of a onci-f«*rftd sludger's big league career . . . Perturbing rumors persist about the domestic life of one of our boxing champs . . . Giu Triandoi would settle down a lot easier as Uw fir»t baseman of the Baltimore Orioles if tie weren't still so awed at b«laf amoofit major leaguers . . . Bill Sltowron, the Yankees' candidate to pay the rent on the House that Ruth built, has been called Moose since he was 9 ... but not because tie's particularly big (at 5-10) or awesome with his well-packed 190 pounds . . . Seems that Bill's grandpa once gave him a haircut in Chicago by placing a bowl on his noggin and shaving around it ... This was when II Duce was going strong, so the neighborhood kids began calling aim Mussolini, which in time, became Musso and finally settled into the diminu- Bill Skowron tive (?) Moose . . "That's nothing," grins Bill. "They called my brother Hitler and my sister Queen Marie." . . . Himp Pool may not have been the popular choice to coach the Los Angeles Rams, but Curley Lambeau'd like to have him as one of his assistants when the College All-Stars and Cleveland Brown* tangle next August . . . ! * • * • Ask Johnny Logan how he became a big league shortstop, and he answers, "By letter." . . ~ When he first came up to the Braves; he asked Prank Crosetti before an with the Yankees to look over his fielding and give him a critique . . Unfortunately, the game was rained out, but a couple of days later Logan received a letter from ah observer who'd seen him a couple of times and offered some tips lor improvement . . . Yup, it was Crosetti . . . And what's stuck longest with Logan is this advice: "Play every ground ball like it had a bad bounce in it." . . . It ,was Logan, an effervescent character, who asked Lou Perlni during a spring visit aboard the Milwaukee owner's yacht in Florida, "Say, Lou, how much does this boat cost?" . . . "Oh, about $130,000." . . . Lofan: "Gulp!" ... f -. • • * • Tfimmy Piersall's forthcoming autobiography, "Fear Strikes Out," reveals Cw Hed Sox outfielder drew a complete memory blank for the six months' period of his anzy antics in 1962 . . . Piersall confides that lie stilt doesn't recall a single experience of that epi- •ode because "you just don't remember those'thlngs that are unpleasant to you." . . . Jimmy, having his bat troubles this spring, nibbles at the first pitch almost every time ... on the advice of Jim Kon- Stanty, a frequent consultant . . . Politest newcomer to the majors is Baltimore bonus rookie Jim Pyburn, a rough customer when he played end for Annum, who tacks OB a> "sir" to almost every sentence of his conversation . . . * • * Maryland's positively ecstatic over the way Bob Pellegrini converted from guard to center this spring to give the Terps an All- America candidate . . . and the rumors of Jim Tatum moving on to North Carolina are pretty Well dissipated since he's won the struggle tor control of an athletic fund said to be up around $300,000 . . . The best kid baseball In the world Is now played In Puerto Rico, where the kids are out on every cow pasture from morn to night, Bitencumbered by Davey Crocektt coonskln caps or Our Gang comedies ... Between you'n'me, Prank Costello had Jamaica all a-twltter with his presence In the clubhouse . . . until an old Pinkerton had the presence of mind to advise, "Please leave. You're putting heat on the joint." Grudge Mat Bout Ends In a Draw The winner - take - all handicap gmidge match at Memorial Auditorium last night ended in n deadlock with neither Al Getz nor his two opponents, Don Fields and Dick Dunn, able to win three falls out of five within t;.e time limit, .Referee Ted Laffell declared the match a draw when the one-hour time limit expired with Fields and Dun ahead two falls to one. But Getz had things going his way in the fourth fall. The round started with only three minutes of wnsniiit DISTILLED. AND. BOTTLED BY YELLOWSTONE, INC. lOUISVUU, 8Y. the hour remaining. When time ran out Getz had both Dunn and Fields anxious to tag each other The Day The Babe Hit His First Home Run (EDITOK'I NOTE: On Mar «. IMS — 4» y«ri i« — Bake Bitk Mi the Mm home run of hU major le^fue career. Every- thine {he Incomparable Bab* ever 4M remain aew». Jimmy Brcclln ' reconstruct the day Ruth hit bl« flret round-tripper la Ute blf ihow.) ' BT JIMMY BBEIUN NBA Staff Cornepondeot NEW YROK - (NBA) — On May 6, 1915, Jack War- hop left his apartment on Amsterdam Avenue and 145th Street in New York and started to walk to the Polo Grounds, a mile away. It was a little >ft«r noon, and Jack walked slowly. He had almost three hours before fame time, so he stopped a couple of times to talk to shopkeepers along the route. People always wanted to talk to Jack when he walked to the park After all, he was Jack Warhop, the top pitcher on the .Yankees' staff. The Yankees were destined to wind up In fifth place that year, winning M and losing 83 games under Wild Bill Donovan. In 31 appearances, Warhop, a smallish five-nine, wound up with seven victories and nine defeats. But this submarine throwing right bander was the best the Yankees had, and they were throwing him at the Red Sox and a big kid pitcher by trie name of Babe Ruth. • • • RUTH HAD COME up to the Boston Americans the year before and the southpaw had darted the 1915 season by giving every indication be would win the 18 games he had at the end. And when Ruth wasn't on the mound, the pennant-bound Bosox had .him in right field. Ruth, you see, was blossoming into quite a hitter. The game that day was a tight one and It went Into extra Innings, with the Yunkees winning, 4-3, in the 13th. When they did win it, Warhop was In the old clubhouse under the grandstand. He had retired for a pinch-hitter .in the llth. Before he left, however, he had given up only eight hits. But one of them got Jack riled. It came in the fourth Inning. Ruth; thU big country boy of a Boston pitcher, had stepped into one of Jack's best pitches - a good fast ball, tossed with nn underhand motion — and knocked it into the upper right field stands. IT WAS, ON THIS bright afternoon 40 years ngo. the llrst home run Babe Ruth hit In the major leagues. As Ruth ambled around the bases, while the crowd of 13,000 clapped, Warhop kicked the dirt on the mound. He would never, he muttered, give this guy that kind of a pitch again. Furthermore, he would knock the guy flat on his rumble seat the next 'time he came to bat. A home run, you see, was quite a thing in those days. You led the league if you hit more than 10, as a rule. For Ruth to accomplish the tusk of putting the ball into the upper deck In right was something. Yet the last thing anybody ever thought of this 'lay was that It was an occasion which made baseball history. AS THE YEARS have rolled by, however, that pitch hat become an Increasingly Important memory to 11-year-old Jack War- hop. Jack lives at Isllp, Long Island, In a white-frame five-room house and for the past couple of years all sorts of people — television producers and sports writers — have been calling on him because of It. "If anybody had told me that Ruth would hit 71) more of those before he quit — and W in a year — I would have been too flabbergasted to call him crazy," he says. "In thoie days, the ball wat dead. When you'd hit the ball, It would sound like n croquet ball. A homer was rare and we didn't think too much about them. "In fact, I've forgotten most of the things that happened in that game. It was just another game, you see." Just another game — but the start of a dynasty which made Babe Ruth, a broad-nosed kid from Baltimore, a byword In American history. lack WarhoB conrratulated Babe Ruth. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (based on 50 at bat£(— Moon, St. Louis and Mueller, New York, .375; Repulski, St. Louis, .357; Logan, Milwaukee, .349; Mays, New York and Clemente, Pittsburgh, .339. Runs Batted. In—Thomson, Milwaukee, 22; Snider and Furillo, Brooklyn, 21. Hits—Moon, St. Louis, 27; Re- pulski, St. Louis, 25; Furillo, Brooklyn,. Aaron, Milwaukee and Mueller, New York, 24. Home Runs—Furillo, Brooklyn, 8; JSnider, Brooklyn, 8; Jackson, Chicago and Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 5. ' Pitching — Ersklne, Brooklyn, '-0, 1.000; Jeffcoat, Chicago and Hearn, New York, 3-0, 1.000. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (based on .40 at bats)— Skowron, New York, .451; Kaline Detroit, .419; Power, Kansas City, .410. Runs Batted In — Nleman, Chicago, 19; Skowron, New York, and Vercon, Washington, 18; Throneberry, Boston and Flnlgan, Kansas City, 17. Hits — Kuenn, Detroit, 17; Kaline Detroit, 26; Power, Kansas City, 25. Home Runs—Lollar, Chicago, 6; Dropo and Nleman, Chicago, Ka- llne, Detroit and Zernlal, Kansas City. 5. Pitching — Lemon, Cleveland. 5-0. 1.000; Turley, New York, 4-0, 1.000; Schmlti, Washington, J-0, 1.000. as he hammered away In an effort to even up the rounds. After the fourth fall was stopped the enraged Getz continued his assault on Dunn and Fields and had them both out of the ring before he was finally cornered. In a preliminary bout newcomer Danny O'Shocker won a decision over Prank Hewitt by taking two out of three falls. Hewitt was called in to substitute for Karl Kowalski who could not fulfill his booking here. Exclusively at Kelley's glove leather leisuais as soft on your foot as a glove on your hand Here's t new Jarman style which offers i three-way appeal with iU softness, ite smartness and its lightness. It's a good-looking moccasin-type shoe made of the wonderfully soft new Mocco glove leather. It's so light in weight you'll think you're back in your barefoot days! Try a pair and you won't want to take them ofL rout F*rif*0ir SNOI sroit Budge Belittles Top U. S. Netmen By WILL GREMSLEY NEW, YORK m—Don Budge said today Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert, America's top tennis aces, have "basically -jnsound" games and he considers Dick Savitt the best of the world's amateurs. "Of course, Savitt now is in semiretirement in Texas, playing mostly on weekends," added the red-haired court master of the '30s, "but for sheer ability and equipment I think he towers above the present crop." Of Seixas, the current U. - 8. champion, Budge said: "His game is terribly unsound. If he weren't such a good athlete, if he weren't so quick and if he didn't fight so hard he would be a very mediocre player." Of Trabert, the thick-shouldered Cincinnati athlete who is currently on a nine - tournament winning streak, Don said: "All the great champions you can name had at least three features of their game which stood out, features you would like to emulate. There isn't n single phase of Tony's game anybody would want to copy." "I feel Savitt could be unquestionably the world's standout amateur if he chose. He has an excellent service. His ground strokes, both backhand and foreMtmd, have great power and control." Savitt wen the Australian and Wimbledon championships in 1961 and retired in 1952 after a break with Davis Cup Captain Frank Shields. Switch for Go/a? PHILADELPHIA (*»}—Tom Oola, the nation's outstanding collegiate basketball player, may by-pass pro buketbftU for baseball. The AU-America star from La- Sail e ha* bwn. aaked to work out with the PhffltM when nil post-season basketball chores are completed. * The oddity in this story U that Qola hasn't played bueball since his sophomore year In high school. Hnt Dull " St - Ioul« when she roll not noil she opcl)cd wlth , , p , r( , ST. WHJIS. Mo. OT-Mrs Ocr- ^"oie pta^Undtg'Tn trude Kelsch bowled the highest roll Her avcl . ftge prl j r to score of the season for a woman In was [42 PONY N.n* LEAGUE REGISTRATION BLANK MI a an. followed and then her final the game Addrnu : If^hn^l Return to Mr. Garrotl at Blythevllle Y» M. 0. A. Obtain addlttonc' blanka at Y. M, O. A. jou can pay more but you carftbiiy better Here's proof that in feature after feature . FORD excels cars in higher-price brackets! PIATURIS - Leg room, front (in.) rear (in,) Head room, front (in.) rear (in.) Shoulder room, front (in.) rear (in.) Maximum trunk depth (in.) Floor covering, front rear Foam-rubber Mat cushions Two-stag* front door chtclu Center-Fill Fueling Suspended brake and clutch pedali Horsepower, maximum (V-8) Torque, maximum (Ibi.-ft.) Compreition ratio (to 1) 18-mm. ipark plugs Dual exhaust X-barrel carburetor Ball-pint front suspeniion Brake lining area (sq. in.) POND Pairlini Town Stdtm milk S tidal V-l 44.3 41.9 35.1 34,2 57.0 56.8 48.9 Carpet Carpel YES YES YES YES 182 268 8.5 YES YES YES YES 192 \iidium- trtciJ CAR P 42.7 42.8 35.6 35.9 56.6 56.4 48.4 Rubber Carpet NO NO NO NO 180 264 8.0 NO NO NO NO 178 Medium* trlcttt CAR • 42.3 41.8 35.6 34,0 58.2 56.7 46.0 Rubber Rubber NO NO NO NO 188 256 8.4 NO NO , NO NO 185 Medium- triad OAK O 42.9 43.8 35.6 34.6 58.2 36.7 46.0 Rubber Rubber NO NO NO NO 185 320 8.5 NO . NO NO NO 192 Midlum- pricid CAR D 44.5 45.0 35.5 34.9 58.0 57.8 55.0 Rubber Rubber Front Only NO NO YES 175 240 7.6 NO NO NO NO 174 Con you m, ffeer, rtop nrf./y?,.. Onek your tar.,. tktdt* LOOKING KOR MORE VALUE from your motor car dollars? Then, look no more. Ford brings you a wealth of fine-car features that even some of the higher-priced cars can't match. For example, the chart above shows that in feature after feature Ford gives you everything you have come to expect in a medium-priced car ... and more. Yet, a Ford Kairlane Town Sedan costs* you less than the lowest-priced comparably equipped 4-door sedan of four popular medium-priced makes. And, with Ford recognized as the style leader ; : i "at home" wherever you may go ... why pay more? Feature for feature . . . price for price . : . you can't buy better than Ford. •BoW on manufofturtr'i «Hj|xW tut prfeK f C^ f f^f/ SELLS MORE BECAUSE IT& \VORTH MORE... PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Broadway t Chickatawba Phone 3-4453 GREAT TV, FORD f HEATH!, WMCT, CHANNEL 5, 7:30 P.M, THURSDAY .. > vuir ra»o toniioK. SHOW NMf Of rue AUTO umusnr. DIAMOIN, M/CHKUN

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free