The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1953 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 4, 1953
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'AUGUST 4, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)" counwn NTTWTS PAGE SEVEN Standstill For Sports in July By GAYLE TA1BOT NEW YORK (AP) _ A man who has been sleeping un ,der trees for a month and receiving his sports news largelj second hand needs to do considerabe brushing up before he Returns to the serious chore of exporting on a national scale In line of duty, therefore, we* have given the month of July rather careful examination through the back files and have come to the conclusion that almost nothing happened worth bothering about. Things seem to have sort of stood still, taking a breathing spell, for "a torrid four-week period. Pennant Hace ' Take the big league pennant races. The Yankees lost a bit of their lead In the American, and the Chicago White Sox obviously Put on a fine spurt, but (here is no real indication that the four- time champions will be seriously challenged. The Yanks, we observe. have brought up some of their more choice young talent, just in case. Over in the National League the Brooklyn Dodgers slowly but steadily have pulled way from their pursuers, just as they ured to do once their pitching fig- set- tied down. The only surprise there is the way Milwaukee has refused to fold. You may safely look for a replay of last year's World Series. When we last looked late in June Mickey Vernon of Washington was leading American League batters with an average of .328. The most recent official figures show him leading at .328. In the same period. Red Schoendlenst of the Cards popped from .345 to .337 at the Wp 9f the National League list. Ben Hogan From all accounts, .Ben Hogan won himself another golf tournament and Maureen Connolly collected four or five more tennis trophies. We had predicted bright careers for both of them. We find no indication that Australia's two young tennis meteors, Lewis Hoad and Ken Rosewall, have recovered from their early-round beatings at Wimbledon. Races and Matches The month saw Native Dancer, Alf Vanderbilt's colt, continue to run over everything they could bring against him. The critics said that sure, the Dancer was quite a horse and had piled up a wonderful record, but that he hadn't proved anything because there wasn't another 3-year-old in the country worth giving barn space. Roland LaStarza finally was officially named to challenge Rocky Marciano for the heavyweight jj^own In September. This came as IS surprise .to anybody, especially not to Ezzard Charles, the former champion, who had known for at least a month he would be passed over. It's almost as if we hadn't been away. Biliy Peek Wins Chess Tourney Billy Peek won the Junior Chess tournament just completed in the "Y'' game room and sponsored by the "Y Knights" Junior chess club, defeating Herbert Loveless in the finals of this double-elimination af- lair. Lovelace reached the finals of the winners bracket by defeating in succession. Jack Renfro. Billy Lambert and Carroll Knapp; then was toppled into the loser's bracket by Peek, who had come into the finals of the winner's bracket by winning over Jack LentI, Leon Lowe and "Pug" Shelton. Loveless came back from the loser's bracket to again challenge Peek after defeating Car- ^oll Knapp and Leon Lowe, and thereby gained second place honors. The "Y" Knights" are planning a succession of tournaments of various types during the next three months. Beginning soon will be a "ladder" tourney, designed to improve the play of the beginners. We are proud to announce that Jirpmie Williams led our sales force for the month of July. To his many friends and new customers Jimmie says "thanks." NOBLE GILL PONTIACINC 5th & Walnut Phone 6817 Fain Is Hit By $50,000 Damage Suit Argument In Tovern Brings Blows WASHINGTON (AP) — A ?50,000 damage suit against Ferris Fain, bought by a man who said the Chicago White Sox first baseman struck him and caused him to lose six teeth, is pending here. The suit was filed in federal district court yesterday, but Fain, who himself had a gashed 'forehead, bruised left hand and scratched cheek, left Washington, reportedly for Philadelphia, before papers were served on him. He did not play in last night's game with Washington. The plaintiff is James Judge, 28, an employe of the soldiers' home here. He said the altercation took place shortly before midnight Sunday at a nearby Maryland inn. James C. Toomey, attorney representing Judge, said the disagreement began when Judge tried to cut in and dance with a woman acquaintance of his, then dancing with Fain. Later, Toomey said, Pain dared Judge to ask her for a dance "if you've got the guts." He did so. returned to his table when she refused, and then was struck in the jaw, the attorney contended. Pain had ment. no immediate com- South Africa Bars Tennis Stars CAPETOWN, South Africa (!?)— Tennis stars Jack Kramer and Pancho Segura were refused visas to enter South Africa because the government does not want foreign exchange to leave the country, a tennis official said today. Marchat Davies. president of the Eastern Lawn Tennis Association said he received a letter from minister of the interior Dongee relating the reason for the government refusing Kramer and Segura visas. Kramer and Segura, along with Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor were to tour South Africa giving :xhibitions. Not Inviting Stanahan Is Disgraceful By HARRY GRAYSO.V .NEA Snorts Editor NEW YORK - t NEA) — Prank Stranahan not beinp named to the United States Walker Cup team is disgraceful. He was a member of the last three Walker Cup squads. He played in the informal matches against Canada in 1951, in the first Americas Cup matches against Canada and Mexico last fall. He Stressing just how far off base w 'on the British Amateur in 1948- sre the 15 members of the U. S. 5 °. was runner-up to Harvle-Wnrd. Clolf Association's executive com- ! Jr -. l ;lst year. He reached the final mittce, who did IT'S THE BOOK, ANYWAY—This may be perfect posture on horseback, but that's not a book on Johan Mailer's head. The illusion is created by a distant water tojyer as the Spanish Hiding School of Vienna rehearses at London^ White City Stadium for International Horse Show exhibitions. (NEA) US Tennis Women Give Shellacking to British By WILL GRIMSJLEY RYE, N. Y. (AP) — Great Britain's women tennis play- rs have taken their annual shellacking at the hands of the United States, but they're not ready to throw in the towel. "It's true this has been the picking is j round of ihe u. S. Amateur. He has The snubbing!ii rei1 J ow » 1 » illc " r ln the British of Stranahan re- j u P e ». m v imu-s. ims yeal f" tW i tl ' 1 "?l' n B±i tled ' for 'second in 7he° Br "*» ! Open, lour strokes behind the great Ben Hogan. He was the only amateur 10 qualify for the final 36 holes. He has won too many totir- Inameats to mention. So they left him off the Walker ish at the Kittun- sctt Club, Marlon. Mass., on the shore of Bur,- j 7 uds Bay. near the fact that I Cup team. l ' le strictest interpretation of there is more discussion abou . Muscles Strana-: ^ le term .Stranahan is unquestion ban being unln-i al) '- v tlle world's foremost amateur viied than there 1 Kolfcr, us amateur as one can be. is in connection i He nas "Pent vastly more, of his with all of the 10 ; ow » money traveling to tourna- designated. i '"ents than any golfer who ever . 4-5, to little more j hvcd ' . . . than a nice social week-end. With TIIFKP 15 ivinrennrin the selection on a personality b-i-! THEKE IS WIDESPREAD 'i' 'he 14th mach for the Walker! 2'"™"' lm , vard Stranahan in Great hardly can be Stranahan Cape Cod, Sept. Cup hardly can be accepted competition involving the two na-1 Hm"ih'i.rih lions' finest amateurs. will The The principles which are supposed to guide the selectors of international sides are: 1. Merit as a competitive golfer, based upon records in tournaments of importance in recent years. 2. Sportsmanship and general ability to represent the United States in international relations. 3. Unquestioned status as an amateur golfer. STliANAHAN IS THIS country's number one amateur golfer period. This will be the first international amateur competition since World always ,u the vhc in in in in in in Toledo spark plug heir plays in the big British cd the quarters by eliminating Billy Gllbow. The Junior tourney got under way yesterday, with Don Coleman advancing on a bye, Fred Hodges defeating Billy Peek (8-0, 6-0) and Akers winning over Mike Terry, Stanley. Cummings and Zellner also advanced by forfeits. Whitey Lockman of the New York Slants nil a home run in his first time at bat in the majors. The date was July 5, 1945. Bfodgetf Favored In Y Open Tennis Tournament The "Y" Open Tennis tourney nenrecl a climax yesterday as tlie second week of play came to a close with defending champion Bob Blod- setl In Ihe favored position to retain his title. Blorieett defeated Charles Ray Hal! :6-3, 6-3) in the! quarter finals before blasting out! a (6-1, 6-3) victory over Ru.'S Mosley in the semi-finals of the upper bracket. Dirk Heid vaulted into the semifinals with a i6-3. 6-Oi win over J. L. Thompson and will play the winner of the Prank Harshman—A. B. Smith match for the privilege of meeung Blodgett. Harshman came into the quarter-finals, squeezing by John Burnett, as the latter forfeited after losing the first set and going to a, 2-nll tie in the second Smith gnln- ! Adams Appliance Co. Inc. one- ded series," said Col. Duncan .lacAualy, captain of the British irces. "But it's wonderful com- etition. I think by all means we lould continue it as it is." There were suggestions in Great ritain recently that the interna- onal series in which Britain has on only four times since 1923 ther should be abandoned or hanged to make the humiliating efeats less frequent. Little Mo and Hart Led by Maureen Little Mo Con- oily and Doris Hart, the Ameri- ans completed their sixth 7-0 veep in eight years yesterday at e Westchester Country Cluh. It was America's 17th straight 'ightman Cup victory and the >th against four setbacks. RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK Guaranteed Grovers Body & Radiator Shop 508 CL Lake Ave Pho. 6981 DANCING NIGHTLY! HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Every Wednesday Nile —SPECIAL!— Bunny Hop Dance Fun tar All! GOOD FOOD At All H»r* SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigar«tt«t $1.70 a Carton AIR CONDITIONtD MOTEL FOR TOURISTS HUBERTS CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENTl Misses Connolly and Hart won their second singles matches of the series by identical scores. Miss Connolly, from San Diego, Cal., trounced left-handed Helen Fletcher 6-1, 6-1, while Miss Hart routed Angela Mortimer 6-1, 6-1. a t u r d a y Miss Connolly had cidcutally, the clinching one on yesterday's carried-over program —was produced by Shirley Fry of Akron, Ohio, who downed Mrs. Jean Quertier Rinkel. Britain's most experienced player, 6-2, 6-4. In doubles, the Wimbledon and U. S. champions. Misses Hart and Pry, toyed with Mrs. Rinkel and beaten Miss Mortimer and Miss j Miss Fletcher 6-2, 6-1. Miss Con- Hart had won a close decision jjiolly and Luuise Brough of Bev- over Miss Fletcher. j erly Hills, Cnl., scored the other Shirley Fry doubles win Saturday when the The fifth singles point—and in- Americans assumed a 3-0 lead. tournaments, says nice thin about the course and the way he is treated. At the presentation at Carnoustie, Hogan. who has no intention of relimims, said: "I would like to say I will be back next year." Spokesman for the lour who tied for second. Stranahan said: "I will be back next year, and I'll bring my new bride with me." So they left off Stranahan and put on, among others, Don Cherry, who is a nichl club singer. This is in line with the committee's arbitrary attitude, for without the highly accomplished and thoroughly qualified Prank Stranahan. the Walker Cup matches are not far removed from an entertaining outing. FISHING RODEO Registration Blank Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 Walker Park I, ihe undersigned, do hereby apply for registration in the Bl.vtherille Fishing Rodeo at Walker park. I certify that I am not older than 15 years of age and that 1 will comply with all rules and regulations of the rodeo to the fullest extent. Name Address Age Race (Mail or take registration blank to Police Department in City Hall, Blytheville.) GO-GETTERS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE STARTS TUESDAY, AUG. 4 Be sure to be on hand at the Hut — 8 p.m. FREE DUTCH LUNCH nfing the tees; fewer Features on the Road! POWER SEAT-The first power srat in Mercury's claps thai moves up and down as well as liael; and fnrlh. A (jrcnl aid lo visibility. Handy on (rips fnr changing seat position for more relaxation. POWER STEERING-Rcmovcs the work from driving. ''/ No need to lug on the wheel when parking or cor- j£~ , ncring; fnigrr-tip pressure does it. 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