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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST S, 1053 Senators Drop Chisox 1-0 I bled and (ook third on an infield out. Jensen pulled Maslerson out of trouble in the eighth with a fi e peg that cut down Tom Wright, attempting to RO from first to third on Ferris Fain's single. By .TACK HAND AP Sport Writer Once again the Chicago White Sox are moaning the "Monday Blues" after missing a chance to take full advantage of a weekend stumble by the New York Yankees Sundays are rough days for'Paul Richard's go-go boys. Two weeks ago they blew a double-header to the Yanks at Comiskey Park. Last week they tossed a\vny another chance by splitting a double-header with Philadelphia while the Yanks broke even with Detroit, Walt. Masterson was the stumbling block yesterday, shutting out the White Sox with six hits for a 1-0 Washington victory while the Yanks watched the rain wash out their double with the St. Louis Browns. So the White Sox lost half of the game they picked up Saturday and still trail New York by five full games. Shou'doirn The American League race is building up to a big showdown series at Yankee Stadium Friday, Saturday and Sunday when Chicago comes in for four big games. Cleveland closed within seven games of the Yanks by grabbing a pair from Philadelphia 10-1 and 7-1 on the pitching of Bob Lemon and Early Wynn. Lemon now has won 15 games. Detroit continued its late surge by knocking off Boston twice 2-1 and 9-6. extending the Ked Sox losing streak to eight games. Brooklyn Brooklyn's lead in the National was cut half a game to 1',? v/hcn the Dodgers were beaten by St. Louis 10-1 while second-place Mil U'aukee broke even with Pmiladel- phia. Curt Simmons, treated roughly in his last three starts, held Milwaukee to five hits to win the first 4-1 but the Braves came right back to take the second 6-1 behind Bob Buhl. Cincinnati swept a pair from the New York Giants 5-0 and 3-1 behind Harry Perkowski nntl Freii Baczewski.. The first game shutout was the fourth for the Giants in seven games. Chicago finally downed Pittsburgh 7-6 in 11 innings on Ransom Jackson's home run. After the long rain-interrupted, game, the second half of the double was called off on account of darkness. The Washington-Chicago game was a tight battle between Master- Bon and Harry Dorish nil the way. Jim Busby drove in the only run In the fourth inning with a single ecoring Jackie Jensen, who rio\i- Dodgers Bow To Cards 10-1 Haddix Is First Pitcher To Down Bums Thrice By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The St. Louis Cardinals had a feast yesterday after two days of famine against HIP. Brooklyn Dodgers, blasting out 12 hits, three of them home runs, for a 10-1 victory | over the National League | leaders. Harvey Haddix was in excellent sbape. holding Brooklyn to six hits for his 13th triumph. With the game he became the first National league lefthander to defeat the Dodgers three times this year. Sieve Bilko, injured Saturday night, and Red Schoendienst. also forced out that night, with a heari- nche. weren't feeling too well j'or the Sunday game at Busch Stadium, but they did a good job of concealing it. Steve drove in four runs and Red three and each had a homer. Ray Jablonski had the other four- baggcr. Bilko's blow sent the ball the farthercst distance and with the bases loaded to climax a five- run assault on Brooklyn's Jim Hughes in the seventh. Schoendienst, who also had a double and single, boosted his league-leading batting average to .341. Rain washed out a scheduled doubleheader between the Browns and Yankees at New York. tea ting tive-hol ;w BCC DFIAMl'ION — J. M. (Mac) Williams. Jr., yesterday d his first Blythcville Country Club championship by de- Dr. James C. Guard 6 and 5. Williams jumped off to a c lead oil the first 18 for his victory. (Courier News I'hoto) TOOT MON — Vic Herman made a novel entrance decked out in red clan plaid and playing bagpipes on the way to the ring to fight Yoshio Shirai in Tokyo. Unfortunately, the magic of the pipes wasn't enough for the Scotsman to beat the Japanese flyweight champion, who won in the 10th round. (NE4) Williams Tops Guard For CC Championship iNAJIU^AL, l.IL.'iUUK. .Tumping off to a five-hole load on Ihe first 18, J. M. Brooklyn at Milwaukee, (night)— (Mac) VVilliams, Jr., staved off Dr. .lames C. Guard yesterday i Meyer <io-4> vs Burdette <8-n to post a fi-5 victory in the 36-hole finale for the Blytheville 1 -——' =' """•= '•"" M1 Country Club championship. BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost I'ct. Behind New York ... 66 Chicago .... Cleveland .. Boston WashinKton . Philadelphia 34 .660 — 40 .608 5 42 .588 7 48 .543 mi 54 .476 13|,2 59 .422 24 Detroit 38 64 .372 29 SI. Louis .... 35 69 .337 33 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn 6fi 35 .653 — Milwaukee .. 51) 43 .578 7" 2 Philadelphia . 5S 43 .561 9',, St. Louis 54 45 .545 11 New York ... 52 46 .531 13!i Cincinnati ... 48 55 .468 19 Chicago 36 62 .367 28'..:, Pittsburgh ..33 74 .308 36 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Chicks Meet Little Rock Tonight Lost Chance For Tennessee SA Members LL Winners To See Cards Second place will be the consolation prize and objective as the Little League winds up its first official season tl-u week. •j in' schedule: Tuesday—Lions Nashville Atlanta Memphis Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga , Little Rock. .. Mobile S3 62 60 57 56 55 53 45 47 .573 49 .559 54 .526 55 .5Q9 59 .487 60 .478 59 .473 68 .398 5 7 9'2 10'/ 2 11 19 & Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 10, Brooklyn 1 Philadelphia 4-1. Milwaukee 1-6 Cincinnati 5-3, New York 0-1 Chicago 7, Pittsburgh 6 (11 innings ]— second game, postponed darkness. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 1. Chicago 0 Cleveland 10-7. Philadelphia 1-1 Detroit 2-9, Boston 1-6 St. Louis at New York, both games postponed rain. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis 7-4, Atlanta 3-9 Nashville 6-4, Mobile. 4-1 Chattanooga 1-2, New Orleans 6-1 Little Rock 4-3. Birmingham 3-0 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Both linksmen turned in steady tinder. Kanies. Williams e n (1 e d the match on the 13th hole when he sunk a 25-footcr for a birdie two. Ounrd had u par three. In the morniiiK 18. VVilliams shot two pars and a birdie on the first three holes while Guard went two over and saw the new champion go three up. At the turn, Williams was jtlsl, Herbert Graham topped C. C. McClue 8-7 in the championship consolation flight as C. C. Coun-i cillc picked -up the first (light i honors with a victory over E. B. Bill Pollard came up in the top spot of Ihe first flight, consolation one up however. A birdie three Halncs. victory over H. W. Kid Matthews Takes On British Heavy NEW YORK r/Pt— Hurry Kid Matthews, persistent Ind. finally In going to fight the British heavyweight crrnmpion Friday night, uL Sc'iiltlf. A year npo Jiirk Hurley's "athlete" went to London to joust with Johnny Williams, then the British champion. Matthews hurl, his back or something and the fight was cnllrd off. In the meantime. WilLmms lost his title to Don Cockell. Now Cockell has come to America to battle Matthews on his home grounds, a match that should draw a big house in Seattle. CockeU whipped Williams, May 12, to win the championship, Within the year he stopped the oldtimer Tommy Farr. He also was stopped himself by Randy Tiirpin. Wednesday TV show CBS conn* out of Sim Francisco's Co\v Pal-act; with Art Arngon of Los Angeles and Henry Davis""of Honolulu in a welterweight match. Sam Pian, former manager of Barney Ross and Tony Za!e, is handling Allan Moody, a Chicago welter, who tops Hie Saturday m:;ht fights ABC-TV, this week against Irving Stcen of San Dirgo, Calif, at Chicago's Rainbo Arena. 18 made him five up at that juncture. Sub-Par Williams hud 71, Guard n 75 for t 18. Fred Jacobs posted EL over Frank Wagner for M:I:UHU i - - - . . . ., Might, consolation honors and Hu- (Only games scheduled^ 3-2 win, second j 10-4) vs Burdette hilartolphia at St. Louis (night) —Roberts (18-7) vs Mizell (8-6) Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (night) —LaPalmc (5-11) vs Collum (5-5) Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at New York—Cain (4-51 vs Ford.Ul-4) Chicago at Washington, (night)— Pierce (12-7t vs chmitz (2-5) Only games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis at Little Bock Chattanooga at Nashville Imrt. Seyimirc turned in a 7-G vie- ! tory over Chuck Langston for the Both men played solid golf un- j consolation title in the second the 13th flight. Charles Moore had already taken II! Uie match ended hole in the afternoon. ~ -.- - - Thnv halved Ihe first six holes '. third flight championship honors and pulled for 24 birds on the 13 : f on he defeated ororge Ar.dc.son holes. . .just two short of perfect 5-3 week before last. B nlf. Winners and ruiinersup will re- Williams was' three under for ceive merchandise awards Wednes- the final 13 and Guard was two' day ni[,'ht. at a club stagg party. Flo Chadwick Loses To Channel DOVER, England treacherous English Wl — The Channel—in Osceola Closes Season With 14-9 Win ,. , .,, .,,, „„, . ,. ,= „_ lone of its mildest moods in weeks Mann, Jr. wilh 123 putouts, 3:> .as- , _ rina ,, y conquer ed Florence Chad- sisls and only five errors gave hlm; wic i t| |, ut lne 33-year-old San Diego Ihe number one slot in fielding per- secretary went right back in train- centage. wilh .BWJ mark. • ing today for another try. Number two bitter for the sea-! "And I could start swimming son was Jack Morse wilh a .354 j again right now. she said. But mark, followed by Jerry Hill, .322: i I can't understand what happened •me Osceola Little League base->y Adcock. .3.5; Bll.y ^^•t^^y^r^I^mj^M ball learn closed out its 1953 sea- '-302; Bay Mann. Jt>8; and Stan son in Ihe Northeast Arkansas Lit-, Sanders, .250. ; tie League Baseball and his kid le Leamie Friday night with a[ In Ihe piu-hins; department. Ed | brother has two more years to 14-3 win over West Memphis, win- ; Weldon won eight and lost three - display his left-handed slants. ner of the NBA pennant. Playing ! to take the lead over his younger I From the starting lineup Coach before Ihe largest crowd of Ihe brother, Jerry, who won lour and Beall will lose the services of season the Tribe rallied for five ' lost seven. The older Weldon has I Mann, Young, Hill ^and^Robbins in rims in the fifth to erase a 9-7 West Meinphis lead. Two insurance markers were tallied in the bottom of 1he sixth. Al Ihe conclusion of Ihe two month .srhedule Ihe Oscoola team finished the season wilh n league record of 10-D and an overall record of 12-10. TomaM at 9:00 Ihe Seminoles By JACK SIMMS Associated Press Sports Writer This looks like make or break week for the Southern Association's Tennessee members, Nashville plays host to the Chattanooga Lookouts, and the Memphis Chicks go against Little Rock tonight in the first of 4-game stands. The Vols, 1! 2 gn mes ahead of Atlanta in the first-place scrap, have had trouble all season from Chattanooga. The Lookouts, in sixth place, have \vori half of their 14 games with Nashville. Memphis, in third place, will have to come through against the Pebs to keep its pennant hopes alive. The joh won't bo easy; Little Rock has a 9-4 mark against the chicks. The League's other four teams have the nightoff. Memphis clubbed Atlanta, 7-3, in a doubleheader opener yesterday, and the Crackers were leading:, 9-4, when the nightcjap was suspended after six innings so the Chicks could catch a train. Nashville rocked Mobile, 6-4, and Orleans twice, 7-6 and 2-1, and Lit- 4-1. Chattanooga bounced New tie Rock clipped Birmingham in both games, 4-3 and 3-0. Dick Hoeksema stopped Birmingham on one hit in the second Little Rock victory after the Pebs had pushed across three tallies in the bottom of the ninth to win the opener. Hal Smith's fifth-inning single" was the only hit off Hoeksema. Club versus Ki- wnnis Club Wednesday — Jaycees versus I American Legion Thursday — Shrine Club versus Rotary . The Lions Club, thanks to the Legion's thrilling defeat some respect to lack of condition, and his first time' in loop competition. The elevated mound offered a problem, too. But he set the spark at the plate and his victory-hungry mates responded with their most smashing spree of the season to win, -. In Howard they will face perhaps | Cardinals in action. The date for ! the fxcui'Mon has not been set but 1 the second week in August is pros- i pective. Free-For-AIl Scrap But the nmnerup slot is definite- 'pe-for-all affair with all five look real easy. Haney Versus Branscum The finale Thursday probably will pit Billy Haney against the freckled redhead, Curt Branscum, with the final outcome a tossup. On the basis of winning percentag lv a m—for-all affair with all five On the basis oi winning peicemage contending teams enjoying the ROS- Branscum holds the edge,^3-4 as sibilily of' linall coming to roost 1 , against 3-6 lor Haney. But Billy has hn . e hurled much more effectively in the •in i tr. It could happen and not beyond ! the realm of likelihood, at that. [ With Kiwanis, Legion and Shrine ! deadlocked already for second place, | and Rotary tied with !he onrushlng I Jaycees for fifth, the thing could ] wind up in a dead heat behind the ; Lions Club if the new title holders i knock over the Kiwanis; Jaycees whip the Legions and the Rotes explode all over the Shriners. Thai succession of events would give all clubs a final 2-3 chart, and the Lions a perfect 5-0, and one for the late Bob Ripley's "Believe it or Not" column. Regardless of (he outcomes, it is a delectable weekly dish for a highly | successful and interesting race. The Lions Club has been bucking the average for some time and might be ripe for an upset, with the flag safely tucked in the cupboard. The champs have breezed through nine Tag Match Heads Wrestling Tonight Another Austrailian tag match is scheduled to headline, the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium tonight. Clashing; in the headline bout will be Lee Finlds and Lester \Ve!cn against Eddie Malone and Walter Sirois. This bout is expected to be a rough affair, as nil four grapplers are nursinp grudges and will be out for blood. ;, In the preliminary bouts Fields is scheduled to meet Mulone with Welch taking on Sirois. second half than in the first, is — ond to Bratcher in strikeouts with 81 in 49 13 innings. Inability to get the ball over has proved fatal la most of his defeats, but he has shown less tendency to \vildness in the last four outings. When he can command the ball with a decree of consistency Billy is tough to handle- He possesses one of the best fast balls in the league. Curt has blown hot and cold out on the mound. If he goes as well against the Shrine as he did in beating and tying the Kiwanis on consecutive days, he will make Haney and the Shrine Club work hard to win. He was anything but effective during the Jaycee scrap. Maybe this is his "on" week, Coach Jack Droke hopes so. Only one player ever was the captain of more than one Michigan Need Outdoor Storage? Courier (TCWS Classifier 1 Ada i more year of elgibiliiy in Lit-: next year's drive for the pennant. Stagg May Quit Football STOCKTON 1 Calif. (API— Amos Alonzo Stagg, foot- Tom«ht at 9:00 the ball's grand old man. says his 63-year coaching career appears men HaiTisbm-K nt Wynne m the ended because of the illness of his wife Stella— the best as- e a- rlheast Arkansas Little LeiiBUc '' sistant a coach CVCr had." Tournament. The NEA Tourney is Norlh The U. S. Trotting Association registered a total of 12,474 trotters and pacers through May 31 this year. Tlie corresponding figure for 1952 was 1,8(H. Even though they require less attention than mechanical brakes, hydraulic brakes can be kept in best condition by oiling all moving rts at regular intervals. rlouhU'-p] ini ination fiffair nnri \vill be played throughout the \vock. Couch Rill Beall announced his tournament start ing lineup as: Ray Mann, Jr.. catcher; .ferry Weldon.. pitcher: Jerry Hill, -first hn^e; Hilly Robbing, second, base; Ed Weldon, shortstop; Jack Morse, third base: Logan Younp, loft field: SI an Sanders, cemrrfield; and Ray Adcock, right field. Ed VveMcm ended Ihe campaign with a tenm-lpsding baiting average of .5-12 and in addition the second year veteran led his team in runs scored \vitll -12; most hits 4f>; most .assists, 70; runs batted in, 43; stolen bases, ~f>; least ;nd home The ventM'fiblp Jil-ytMr-nlri mrn tor said today he would not return to his advisory post nt, Susque- hunnn University. Selinsgrovo. I nice, (o continue coaching, but it i seems unlikely." Mrs. Stags made an intensive of the game her husband p-\ dut to Mrs." Sugg'.-: health, [helped to develop. She established "My buddy, the mainstay and'* reputation as a competent scout center of my life for 59 years, I wasn't too tired when I left the water. But the kick was missing." Florence had swum the channel in both directions and yesterday she intended to try to make the round trip nonstop. But after paddling along for 9 hours and 55 minutes, she was pulled out. This was about nine miles from the nearest beach in France. But where Florence failed, a couple of men made the hazardous journey. AbL Litif Abou Heif of Egypt set an England-Prance record of 13 hours 45 minutes, and lamian Piza Belt ran, a former night club crooner from Mexico splashed the France-England route in 15 hours 23 minutes. About Heif also swain a leg in B six-man relay team from Egypt that set a new mark of 10 hours 31 minutes. .. 0 ,i, U i*.*.<.„» a captain of more man one Micmgan consecutive victims and face an op-, gtate f 0otba n team. Bob (Buck) ponent Tuesday in the Kiwanis Just, McCurr y was tne field leader in itching for revenge. It will be recall-11945^ 1947 anc i 1943. ed that the Kiwanis were humiliated beyond all expressive terms in the first meeting with Bratcher by failing, to get a hit or a run in the six frames, the first and only time this stunt has been pulled this season. You can Wager the family heir- ioorn that the Lions Club ace Bratcher. will be gunning for the Knvanis, too. He has a consecutive string of eight in a row working and will not get a chance to improve that- mark next year. He will be beyond the age limit; hopes to uruduale into the expected "Middle League," or "Bigger-Little" League—the next step in the diamond kid scheme. Bruce Shows Improvement Jimmy Bruce, Kiwanis star who has shown rapid improvement since trading the first base mitt for the pitcher's glove, has pitched better than his mediocre 2-2 record would indicate. He lost a toughie to Glynn Dale Howard and the Legion last week, despite a two-hit performance. He walked three, two scored, and served up a home run pitch to Doug Dorris. The anticipated duel between Howard and newcomer Berry Ball should command a great deal of interest in the Wednesday struggle. Berry was sensational in his debut with the Jaycees against the Rotary Club last Thursday, particularly with his batting. He slugged four consecutive hits for a new league mark for safeties in one game. He wax treated rather roughly in two innings by the Rotes, clue in Take if From your lumber dealer... NOW k Ihe time -to build i BUILD convenient, durable outdoor storage walls, fences, patio furniture with easy-to- use Exterior-type fir plywood. (EXT-DFPA means 100% waterproof glue.) And remember—it's easy to build with big, light, strong panels of fir plywood. See pr lumber-dealer today! He has NEW PLANS for you TIME IS RIGHT...PRICE IS RIGHT!' needs me." said S'ngg. ;ay by her in every way.' Mrs. Stager, who will be 78 Fri wllilc sta SB coacned "' College of ; lne Pacific in Stockton and was • known ,to diagram plays for him. An All-America end at Yale, Sta.ig went to the University of FISHING RODEO Registration Blank day, suffered a nervous breakdown [ Chicago as head of the department several months ago. Her heart j of athletics in 1892. He established is also in a weakened condition, i football there and from then on, Stags had assisted his son, Amos j he and Pop Warner virtually In- Alonzo Jr.. at Susquchanna since 1947, including an unbeaten season. vented .everything from the wlng- back to the man-in-motion, from j the tackling dummy to the spiral GO-GETTERS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE STARTS TUESDAY, AUG. 4 Be sure to be on hand at the Hu* - 8 p.m. "I've hnd 63 years of coaching, jpnss. If I can't, have' nnotlu'r." he ex- i Chicago retired him in 1033 when plained, "it is all right. If it is I he turned 70 and Stafjg moved God's will, so be it. I won't be I on to College of Pacific, remain- faithless to my buddy. It would be ' ing there through 19-16. Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 Walker Park I, the umlersisned, do hereby apply for registration in the Blythoville Fishing Rodeo at Walker park. I certify that, I am not older than 15 years of age and that J will comply with nil rules and regulations of the rodeo to the fullest extent. Name Age Address Race (Mail or lake registration blank to Police Department in City Hall, Blytlieville.) BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA RESILING Monday, Aug. 3 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Lee Fields & Lester Welch VS. Eddie Malone & Walter Sirois Adults 60c — Children 15c Two Preliminary Bouts FIELDS YS. MALONE and WELCH vs. SIROIS 'IN BLYTKEVILLE ALL WEEK! SOUTHERN VALLEY SHOWS —ON SOUTH HIGHWAY 61 — (Near Johnson Block Co.) SPONSORED BY AMERICAN LEGION Watch For Our Light In The Sky!! • Rides O Fun Booths • Shows • Fun For All VISIT OUR MODERN KIDDIE LAND L. AND OUR ATHLETIC ARENA

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