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SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1953 RI.YTHRV11.LR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ~ — _— . ' \ i ^"^"iriu nnwo PAPF FrVF 1 Kiwanis Beats Lions Club 4-3; Coaches ChooseTrAlfStars • • ^i i' • _. t' ~~—~ —— Lions Club Loses First Game in Nine Straight Scoring the winning run in the last inning of the final Ncw y ork game of a great season, the Kiwanis club wrote a thrilling, i Chicago dramatic, finish to the Little League 1953 season by humbl- Cleveland . '. mg the powerful champion Lions Club for the first time this Boston ..... year yesterday. The score was 4-3. I Washington Jimmy Marshall, making his . „-_.. ,„,.,.„„„ _,„., ,„,. ,. h) . ,. ft ! Philadelphia ™ ™ BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE Won lost Pet. Behin mound debut for the upsetters, t ? had the honor of counting the tie- breaking tally that brought an end to the nine-game domination of the champs. He was declared safe at the plate with one down in the sixth when Billy Nelson fumbled the ball while tagging the runner, after plate umpire Terry Moore O'Neil had first signalled him out. Brought. In to hurl for the Kiwanis when their regular Jimmy Bruce injved his shoulder in a fall a few days before, Marshall, normally a catcher, was superb. He had to be to outpltch the Lions ace, Joe Bratcher, who suffered his first loss in nine dscisions. Using a deceptive side arm fast ball with uncanny control, the tall youngs-- ter completely overpowered the Lion hitters, who were setting the club batting pace. He fanned nine without walking a batter, and yielded only five hits. It was equally a. toughie for Brntcher to lose as Marshall to win. Joe certainly contributed his share towards victory that never came. He surrendered just six safeties, issued a base on balls and whiffed nine, bringing his list of loop strikeout victims to an even 100. He Was the only hitter to offer any serious threat to Marshall. He banged a home run in the second, beat out an infield .• hit in the fourth, and doubled in the ™ tying run In the sixth. This batting spree enabled him to win the batting championship with .555, as well as top pitching laurels. The play-by-play description: FIRST INNING Lions—Danny Morris rolled out to Bruce at third, Frank Alford Vv-as easy on a tap to the mound. Larry Fitzgearld dropped a towering fly into left field but was out trying to stretch it into a double, Don Tinker to Bobby Jacques. One hit. Kiwanis—Jacques was called out on strikes. So was Tinker. Bruce powered a drive to right fielded that bounded crazily past Alford for a home run. (It was the first time this year the Lions were behind). Don Stallings doubled to left. Bratcher took care of Marshall's hopper. Two hits, one run. SECOND INNING out the mite Lion centerfielder- On hit, one run, one error. Kiwanis — Raspberry smotheret Stalling's smash back of first ani beat the runner to the bag. Bratch er disposed of Marshall for a second time. Palsgrove drew the only pas of the contest but succumbed a first as McDowell failed on thre> swings. FIFTH INING Lions — Raspberry bounded to Marshall to the right of the mound who threw him out. Eddings and Billy Nelson, batting for Seay, go three futile swings apiece. Kiwanis—Rhodes whiffed, Austin cracked a clothesline variety to center field and raced to second when Raspberry missed Hill's throw from center. Jacques followed with a similar blow almost in the same spot and Austin romped in with the knotting tally. The Kiwanis redhead w-ent to second and third on passed balls while Tinker was fanning for a third straight time. Bruce caught a curve on the end of his bat and cracked it into left field to score Jacques. He stole second. Bratcher and Raspberry collided while going after Stalling's infield pop. Bratcher got his hands on the ball but was jarred loose from It. However, he recovered quickly to throw out Bruce trying for third. Three hits, two runs, two errors. SIXTH INNING Lions — Morris again watched a third strike clip the Inside corner. Alford's smash down the left field line stayed fair until he passed third base then broke foul as ibe half pint streaked for second. Fitzgerald went down swinging. The Kiwanis Brooklyn . Milwaukee Philadelphia St. Louis ... Chicago ... Pittsburgh . 71 66 61 60 52 44 38 36 .676 .617 .575 .550 .481 .415 .358 .330 10','z 13 20 !i 2T/2 33! 2 37 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Bellini . 69 37 .651 — 62 45 .579 7'/ 2 58 45 57 47 . 39 64 36 76 .563 .548 .379 .321 11 36 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Nashville Atlanta Memphis ... Birmingham New Orleans Little Rock .. Chattanooga Mobile ... 66 48 .579 . 65 51 .560 62 56 .525 59 48 .504 68 61 .487 55 61 56 63 47 70 .474 .471 .402 B'A 20 l/j Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE htladelphia 5, Chicago 4 St. Louis 2, New York I Brooklyn 9, Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh '. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6, Chicago 1 Philadelphia 3, Detroit 1 Boston 4, Cleveland 2 Washington 12, St. Louis 0 Lions—Bratcher poled a long home run past Tinker in center to tie the score. Marshall was un^ perturbed as he set down Billy WSimmons, Jerry Hill and Jess R-.spberry all on strikes in order. The last two were called out. One hit, one run. Kiwanis —Jerry Palsgrove tripled down the right field line but was left stranded at third as Bralcher mowed down Johnny McDowell and Gerald Rhodes on strikes and forced J. L. Austin to ground out. Charles Eddings to Raspberry. One hit. THIRD INNING Lions—Eddings was out Palsgrove. „,.. .,. to Stalling Tommy Seay fanned. J'"*"'£ ' Morris watched a third strike whizz! I'M ' r ' Jacques. Tinker was a strikeout vie- I £ ' " Urn, called. Eddings came up with' Kas l lbe ' T >'. Bruce's scorcher and nipped him cosily at first. FOURTH INNING Lions — Alford was routine for Bruce. The third baseman hardly had to move out of his tracks to gather In Fitzgerald's handle hoist. Bratcher outsprinted a lazy ground- ,„.,_„., . er to Jacques near second base for Tinker, cf his second hit, went to second and I Bruce, 3b .. third on wild pitches and scored Stallings, ib when Palsgrove fumbled Simmon's! Marshall, p grounder, for the first error of the; Palsgrove, ss coaches went into a huddle with Marshall as Bratcher strolled to the plate. They decided to pitch to him. It almost proved fatal. Joe busted the first pitch into right field for a double that again threw the score into deadlock. Austin made a beautiful grab of Simmon's high fly into right that nearly "eluded his grasp He hit the ground and rolled out but held on to the pellet. Two hits, one run. Kiwanis — Eddings failed to take care of Marshall's grounder to deep first- Nelson couldn't handle two of Bratcher's fast balls, putting Marshall on third. Palsgrovfe fanned. Jerry Lendennie, batting for Mc- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 6, Atlanta 3 Mobile 12. New Orleans 4 Only games scheduled) T odox's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE , Dowell, plunked an easy grounder to Bratcher's left. His soft throw to Nelson had Marshall nabbed by several feet at home, but in the slide Marshall jarred the Lion receiver from the ball, and that was the game. No hits, one run, one error. Box score: LIONS CLUB AB H PO A Morris, If ... Alford, rf . . Fitzgerald, ss Bratcher, p Brooklyn at Cincinnati — Roe (7-2) vs. Baczewski (6-1) New York at St. Louis—Worthington (2 : 3) vs. Staley (13-6) Philadelphia at Chicago — Roberts (19-7) vs. Pollet (3-4) Pittsburgh at Milwaukee- Friend (4-9) vs. Liddle (5-4) AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at New York (2)—Consuegra (5-2) and Trucks (14-5) vs. Ford (12-4) and Kuzava (23) Cleveland at Boston — Garcia (13-6) vs. Henry (2-2) Detroit at Philadelphia — Gromek (3-5) vs. Bishop (3-8) St. Louis at Washington—Paige (1-8) vs. Masterson (7-9) Chisox Need Outside Help to Catch Yankees By BIS.V PHLERAK AP Sports Writer More and more if looks as if the Chicago White Sox are going to need outside help if they hope to overhaul the fast-moving New York Yankees. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Atlanta Memphis at Brimingham Nashville at Mobile Chattanooga at New Orleans Eddings, Seay, c Nelson, c Ib 2b McDowell, If xxLendennie , OJ Rhodes, c ... 0! Austin, il ... S 0 0 0 2 0 0 23 Totals . x One out when winriin'i run KIWANIS CLUB AB H PO A 16x 7 scored. Jacques. 2b .. The Sox went into today's dou ble-header in New York trailing .he world champions by s i > games. After today the club's meei only six more times, meaning 01 course that the most the Chicago- ins could possible make up bj heir own efforts would be six [ames. Where the Sox can find that out- ide help is another question since 0 far this season they are the only club that has as much as broken ven with Casey Stengel's cvew. After yesterday's 6-1 victory by he Yankees, the season's series tood all even at seven games ach. Eddie Lopat started the third in- ing with a single, Joe Collins 'alked and when Minnit Minoso lissed a quick cutoft on Mickey fantle's liner to left center, the eet-footed Yankee circled the ases. The next man up, made the uns look legitimate by poking the all into the right field seats. Billy lartin homered with one aboard 1 the eighth. The Yankees gained another full ame over the third-place Cleveand Indians, who bowed to Boston 2. Brilliant fielding by Jim Pier- all and relief pitching by Ellis inder saved Mel Parnell's 15th ctory. Philadelphia edged Deoit 3-1 in one of the fastest ames of the year, an hour and minutes, and Connie Marrero Washington shut out St. Louis three hits 12-0. In The National League the rooklyn Dodgers maintained eir 7'/2-game lead over Milwau- all of the first division ams triumphed. The Dodgers trounced Cincinnati 9-4. Milwaukee whipped Pittsburgh 9-2. Philadelphia nosed out Chicago 5-4, and St. Louis handed New York its 10th loss in 13 games 2-1. Kellner fanned seven in beating his 27th home run for the A's. Marrero's shutout was the seventh one in the last eight Kames at Washington. His mates backed him with an 11-hit attack on three Brownie hurlcrs with Harry Brecheen taking the loss. The Brooklyn game at Cincinnati was interrupted for 42 minutes by rain in the middle of the sixth inning, after the Dodgers had just scored three runs and were leading 3-2. Brooklyn added one in the seventh on Duke Snider's homer, four more in the eighth including a three-run drive by Carl Furlllo and a final tally in the ninth. Stan Musial got the Cards off in front against New York with ft first-Inning home run. After the Giants tied it in the fourth the Cardinals pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the fourth with a double by Bay Jablonski and a single by Steve Bllko. Vern Bickford, one of the few Braves who didn't show immediate improvement in the move from Boston to Milwaukee, turned five-hitter in his first start since June 24. Ralph Branca and the Tigers for his 10th victory. Gus Zernial hit 27 • 6 18 7 xx Hud a fielder's choice for McDowell In 6th Lions Club 010 101—3 Kiwanis Club ibo 021 I Summary: Huns — Jacques, Bruce, Marshall, Austin, Alford, Bratcher 3. Runs batted in—Bruce 2. Jacques, Bratcher 2. Errors — Bratcher, Raspberry, Eddings, Nelson, Pais- ffrove. Two base hits — A1 I'D r d, Bratcher. Three base hit — Pals: grove. Home runs — Bruce. Bratch- f Base on balls _ Bratcher 1. Leachville To Get Hew School Gym Construction work on a new gymnasium at Leachville was started Monday by the Leachville School Board. The building, which Is estimated i cost approximately $58,000.00, ill be 100x112 feet and will be of steel framework with hadite block- irick veneer walls. There will be no posts inside the building. The building will contain a playing court 50 x 90 feet; built-in bleachers to seat approximately 1200 spectators; four dressing rooms equipped with lavatories, commodes, ( and showers; public rest rooms; [drinking fountains; concession i room; coaches' office; and ticket booth. The playing floor will be of hardwood laid over a felt covered sub floor. It Is expected that it will be completed about Dec. 1. Osceo/o Closes Season With 74-70 Loss The Osceoia Little League base ball team closed out their regular schedule ana tournament play at Wynne Wednesday night when they lost their second straight tilt in the Northeast Arkansas Little League Tournament. Finishing fourth in regular league play with a 10-9 record, the Tribe came from behind in their first jame in the double-elimination tourney to beat Harrisburg 9-8, but were stunned by Parkin in their next gnme when Parkin overcame a 11-0 lead to win In the sixth by a score of 15-13. Wednesday night the Osceoia team wns eliminated from the tournament when Marked Tree beat them 14-10. At the conclusion of their second year in Little League baseball the Osceola team had an overall record of 13-12 which includes league games, exhibitions and tournament play. From the 1953 team Coach Bill Beall loses Ray Mann, Jr. (catcher); Jerry Hill (first base); Billy Robblns (second base); Logan Young (left Held); and Jerry Mc- HOT FOOTBALL—Stars of last season's San Francisco East- west Shrme game. Quarterback Tommy O'Connell center and Ends Paul Dekker. left, and Harry Babcock. gel ii'ilo n huddle again, this lime in shorts and at LaFayette, Inrl. where they are training with the College All-Stars to meet the pro champion Detroit Lions at Chicago's Soldiers' Field Aug 14 (NEA) Vinegar Bend Holds Tight Rein on Giants Vinegar Bend Mizell had strong competition from the New York Giants' Ruben Gomez last night al Busch Stadium but gave up one run and one less hit than his opponent and the St. Louis Cardinals came out with a 2-1 victory. Each team combined a single and double for a run in the fourth. But the Cardinals finished victorious because Stan Musial homered in the first inning off Gomez. In the fourth Ray Jablonski doubled and scored on Steve Bilko's single. Don Mueller singled for New York in the fourth and came home on Davey Williams' two- bagger. Mizell gave up six hits and four walks in his 10th triumph. Gomez, suffering one. his sixth tloss, was hit seven limes while walking jus In Washington Chico Marrero allowed the Browns just three hits while the Nationals banged out 11 for a 12-0 victory. It was Marrero's seventh shutout In ills Inst eight games Griffith Stadium. Clyde Vollmcr smashed a home run off veteran Harry Brecheen in the second. Brecheen was knocked out of the game as the Nationals piled on three more runs in the fourth. The other Washington runs came off Mike Blvika. Desperate Blow Splits Close 10 Round Decision By JACK I1EWINS SEATTLE Ml— A body blow thrown in the desperation of a losing battle doubled up the veteran Harry (Kidl MnUhews of Seattle '""""> lc ' ,"""'•„""" Jcrr - v Mc - Harry (Kidl Mntlhews of Seattle Int >'« "H|ty>. All these players | asl n -, Khl nnd put the , nt bl]t „ ore Valuable nrnnprfv nnH riflll hn, *,.-..., . .... . " LITTLE LEAGUE STANDINGS (First Half Final W L PCT Lions Club 4 Bratcher 9, Marshall; American Legion 3 j Kiwanis Club 3 Rotary Club 2 were valuable property and will be sorely missed in the 1954 season, but with Ed Weldon, Jerry Weldon, Mark Kelss, Russ Chiles, Wayne | Pierce, Jack Morse, Stan Sanders I and Ray Aclcock remaining the Scminoles have a good nucleus on which to form their 1954 team. Ed Weldon was the leading slick man for the Tribe with a .532 mark, hitting safely fifty times in 94 trips to the platter. Included in his safeties were 10 doubles, three triples and three home runs. Weldon nlso led the team in scoring with 46 I tallies. 53 rbi's, least strikeouts-7,1 , s " and (lie most stolen bascs-31. j secllon °! Strikeouts — 2 , 9. Stolen base — Bruce. Umpires— !' O'Neill, Hood, Clark. Time: 1:07 Sports Roundup — A Little Bit of Hindsight- By GArLETALBOT ™, M ^? W Y ,° RK (AP) ~ Each summer at abollt th's "me we begin lo wonder why we coil: drit have been as smart in the spring, bascballwise, as we are now. It was all there to see while the clubs were in training, but we must have been looking the other way (For the Entire Season) Lions Club 9 1 American Legion 7 3 Kiwanis Club 6 4 Rotary Club 4 6 Shrine Club 3 7 Jaycees i 9 Next Game Tuesday, 3:00—BIytheville Why, for instance, did we persist In believing that the Cleveland Indians had the class and the depth to beat the New York Yankees out of their fifth straight pennant. And why did we think that the New- York Giants had the pitching and the defense to repeal their National League triumph of two years ago. In Cleveland's case, why didn't we realize that Luke Easter was too old and too brittle to supply, day in and day out, the kind of power hitting the Indians would need to stick In the race. We realized that the huge Negro first baseman had fudged on his official age and was somewhere around flbe 37-38 bracket. There were too many "Its" about the Indians, it is easy to realize now. One of them was if Larry Doby should make a great comeback, another if Bobby Feller could produce a 15-vlctory year to back up the club's big three of Mike Garcia, Bob Lemon and Ear- ly Wynn. As It happens, only third baseman Al Rosen has fully lived up to his supposed potential, 'though George Stickland has helped since he took over at short. We can't feel loo bad over our failure to peg the Chicago White Sox as the more serious threat to the Yanks. We said they didn't have the pitching depth and that they were depending loo heavily upon Vern Stephens ability to make a comeback at third, which was true at the lime. That was before Virgil Trucks was added to the club's mound staff and the veteran Bob Elliott took on a new lease of life at the far corner. That isn't fair to spring experting. We at least had good company in believing the Yankees were In for some trouble, principally because of Phil Rteuto's ulcers and the strong possibility that the great little shortstop would not be able to go all the way. Well, Phil still has his ulcers, but he always seems to be in there making the big play in the clutch. He Is being rested at every opportunity and It begins to look like he'll make It. As for the Giants' glaring failure to stand the pace in the National, the man doesn't live who knows exactly what happened to Leo Du- rochcr's club. On paper It still looks like a whole lot of baseball team, but something has gone seriously wrong somewhere. There is open speculation whether Leo will have his contract renewed. Two of the team's pitching mainstays, Jim Hearn and Sal Maglle, have failed almost completely, and only the unexpectdly brilliant pr- formanc of Euben Gomez, the rookie from Puerto Rico, has held the mound staff together at all. This would have been very difficult to foresee four months ago. The team's defense has been miserable too In Important games, and it'sometimes has looked OS though outfielder Monte Irvln was Stars versus Jonesboro All-Stars. he only man in the lineup who _ .,. ,. .,.„.. vas determined to make a fight! Players seeing quite a bit of ac- if it. There are apparently authen- " ic reports of internal dissention nvolving a pair of the team's best- paid stars. 1 .800 .(inn .600 .400 .200 .900 .700 .600 .400 .300 .100 All- Othcr leaders for the Oscenla team were: Ray Mann, Jr. was the! . leader in the defensive department handling 182 chances wilh only five mlscucs. Mack Morse's five triples were good for the number one slot in that phase of the hitting department. Morse ended the season with a .326 mark. Jerry Hill was one point shorl of the .500 circle. Ray Adcock slapped the ball for a .317 percentage and Mann came in with a .289 record. Bobbins finished with a .278 followed by Jerry Weldon with a .274. Young had a British heavyweight champion, Don Cockell, on the road to a 10-round split decision victory. Record Receipts A crowd of 14,808. which paid a record $96.606 lo see the scrap, was as .surprised as the 180-jiound Matthews at the sudden ninth- round explosion. Cockell, who outweighed Matthews by 31 '/ 2 pounds, was bleeding from a deep gash over, his left cheekbone and seemed all but whipped after eight rounds. Then he caught Matthews with the sweeping smash to the mid. - and blasted the Seattle vet- j eran on the jaw before he hit the points, 55 to ench man. Matthews began piling up the points from the start, evading the rushes of the overweight Cockell and punishing him with sharp jabs and hooks. In the sixth he opened a cut an inch and a half long on the Londoner's cheek and he fcrpt it bleeding for three rounds. Fi'Khl Went On Twice Dr. James T. Morlarty, Washington Athletic Commission Outstanding Players Honored An all-star team for the 1953 Little League season was chosen by league coaches at a meeting last night, with the once-defeated champion Lions Club garnering six berths on the 15-man dream squad. Following is a list of the team members with the number of votes received: Catcher—Steve McGuire, Jaycees <I3>, Jerry Rounsavall, Legion (13); Ib—Glyn Dale Howard, Legion (6), Don Stallings, Kiwanis <6>: 2b— Jinr Kiilett, Lions (7); 3b—William Simmons, Lions (6i; rs—Larry Fitzgerald, Lions (13); If—Danny Morris. Lions (13); cf—Jerry Hill, Lions (6); rf—Johnny Plunkett. Legion (11): p—Joe Bratcher, Lions (13), Doug Don-Is. Legion (5) and Howard. Legion 15); utility—Billy Ross, Rotary 16), Jimmy Bruce. Kiwanis (5), Larry Whittle, Shrine (4). Named for honorable mention were Jesse Taylor, Shrine; Bobby Jacques, Kiwanis; Clyde Griffin. Shrine; Billy Hatch. Legion; Don Tinker, Kiwanis; Sonny Elledge, Jaycces; Prank Alford, Lions; James Marshall, Kiwanis; Ronny Huey, Rotary; Billy Haney, Shrine; Barry Ball, Jaycees; James Pugh, Shrine; and Wayne Kodge, Rotary. Coaches selected for the team were Harmon Taylor of the Lions Club and Ott Mullins of the American Legion. Awards for the season, which include three major league autographed baseballs to be given to the leading hitter, leading pitcher and the boy chosen for the sportsmanship award, will be presented In a ceremony preceding a game with the Jonestaoro Little League All- stars next Tuesday at the Ninth itrcot Park. A return match will be played at Jonesborp next Saturday. The following players were choeen by coaches for the game against Jonesboro Tuesday, and are requested to be present at Ninth Street Park at 4:30 p.m. Monday for a Jrnctlce session. Catchers— McGuire, Rounsavall; b—Stallings; 2b—Kiilett; 3b—Ha- icy; ss—Fitzgerald; If—Morris; cf_ —Ross; rf — Ball; p—Bratcher and Howard; utility — Bruce, Hatch, Tinker, Whittle, Taylor and Ross. Heavyweights Return To Mat Show .215 count and led in the most bases on balls—40. Stan Sanders was a .255 hitter lor the Tribe lion had the following averages: Mark Weiss (.152i; Russ Chiles (.091); Wayne Pierce (.154); McIntyre (.500). j canvas in the first of three nine count knockdowns in that decisive ninth round. Howls of Race There were howls of rage In the Matthews camp after the decision was announced. Only Judge Eddie Pinkman favored the 31-year-olc "Kid," 51 points to 49. Judge Jim Grant had II 50'i to 4!Hi for Cockell and Referee Jimmy Wilson voted for the Britisher 55 to 45. "I thought Harry won 7 out of 10 rounds," said Jack Hurley. Matthews' manager. "He was r,o far in front at the ninth I didn't see how he could lose." But the fight was decided Urely on points. The Associated Press scorecard had Matthews winning six rounds, with two going to Cockell and two even—but split the ^^•••^^^VI^^MM^^^M^^^^I^MH^BMlHlHHM^HI^MmM^MMI^ BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 10 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH C. Rodriquez & W. Sirois physician, entered the ring between rounds to survey the wound and Hie crowd half expected him to slop the fight. When ho didn't, the funs urged Matthews to make It a kayo finish. Early in the ninth Cockell landed his payoff punch as Matthews moved to avoid entrapment in a corner. Burly Don kept launching haymakers as Matthews kept getting up, and most of them landed. The third knockdown, off a looping left, almost knocked Matthews through the ropes. The bell ended the massiicre and Matthews came back strongly in the tenth. "I was slow," said Cockell. "I couldn't catch him. "I welshed 205 when I got here and went up to 211U before the The veteran heavyweights, well known to Blythevllle wrestling fans, make their return to the Memorial Auditorium wrestling ring here Monday night. Carlos Rodrlquez, the big, tough Mexican nnd Rex Mobley have been booked by promoter Mike Meroney on opposing teams for Monday night's lag match main event. Kodriquez, who last appeared here a couple of months ago, is booked to team with Walter Sirois while Mobley will combine talents with Lester Welch. Both Rodriquez and Mobley are capable heavyweights with many years ol experience. Both are veterans to the BIytheville ring and have following. 1 ; among local fans. Welch and Sirois, are both holdovers from last Monday night's card. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Rodrique/. meeting Mobley and Welch taking on Sirois. the end of a long career. He was fight. I didn't K ct any road work I considered a top Title contender un- i down." ' '- ' this could in and it slowed me down." j til he lost on a second round kayo tnenn to Rocky Marciano last year. For Matthews VS. Lester Welch & Rex Mobley Adults 60c — Children 15c Two Preliminary Bouts Rodriquez vs. Mobley and Sirois vs. Welch COLEMAN HEATIN G ROUND-UP SALE Sunday and every Sunday BIytheville Speed Bowl — Walker Park Time Trials- - - 1:00 p.m. Races Start - - - 2;30 p.m. New Low Admission Price Adults-75c Children - 35c Sponsored By niylhevillc Junior Chamber of Commerce On Your Old Heating Equipment Halsell & White Furniture Co. MAIN & DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLI PHONE 6096 On Your Old Hitting Iqulpment

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