The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 10, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 10, 1953
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__ MOKPAT, AUGUST 10, BLYTHEVTT.LB J^ARK.f COURIER Worsham Sinks Eagle To Win World Meet vBjr CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — Lew Worsham has the answer to a question that has bothered golfers since the game was invented. "Is a hole-in-one luck- or skill?" Worsham didn't make an ace. He did sink a long approach, estimated by onlookers ,as 140 yards, for an eagle two on the last hole yesterday to beat out Chandler Harper by one stroke for the $25,000 first prize in the "World" golf championship at Tarn O'Shanter. That shot, made with a sand dous drive. ». Harper stared In disbelief. 10. Demaret muttered one word after a. pause: "Gawddamn." 11. Approximately 500 fans rush FACE made with a sand wedge while Harper was being congratulated on winning the tournament, was worth $15,000." It undoubtedly was the most lucrative single shot In the history of the ancient game. Let's create the drama it all entailed: 1. It meant winning the "world" championship of golf, a title lacking in prestige but compensating in cold cash—a first prize of $25,"00, tops In golf. Second place paid 515,000 less. 2. Harper, who had lost two other tournaments this season by one- stroke margins, had just finished with a 70 for 270, nine under Tarn O'Shanter par, by pitching a No. 9 iron shot 20 inches from the cup for a cinch birdie 3. 3. Television cameras were trained on Harper. Radio commentators were praising his finish. He stood there by the 18th green being cheered for winning, on record and before 10,000 or $15,000 fren- 2ied spectators. v 4. Then came Worsham. He had just dropped a 7-foot putt for a birdie 3 on the 71st hole. He needed another birdie 3 on the 410-yard 72nd to tie Harper and send the showdown into a sudden death Playoff. • 5. Worsham belted a tremen- dous drive. 6. Jimmy Demaret, famous pro, was on radio at the 18th green, lauding , Harper's finish. 7. About 140 yards in front of the green, Worsham pulled a sand wedge from his bag. , 8. He fired away. The ball lit on the lower part of the green, bounced about three times and covered 35 to 40 feet before Ball Player Told to Work On Strong Points ST. LOUIS <NEA)—Walter Shannon tells ball players to work on their strong points if they want to get anywhere in baseball. This is a direct contradiction to the preachings ol all other learned baseball men. "It's a man's strong points that pay off In this game," the Cardinals' minor league director stressed. "Sandlotter or big leaguer, he should find out what he does best and try to improve even more. "A player will enjoy working harder on things he does well because he naturally likes to do them better." Carl Furillo of 'the Dodgers Jnnrked his 1,000th game in a i-'rooklyn uniform recently by hitting a triple and batting In three runs. Jimmy Wilde held the world flyweight boxing title the longest. He won the crown on Dec. 11, 1916 and lost It June 18, 1923. When a dead heat occurs in a horse race, the winners' share is added to the second place money and the total equally divided among the owners of the horses involved. RIGHT CROSS—Rocky Marciano puffs his cheeks slamming an overhand return over the net at Grossinger's, N. Y. The heavyweight champion is conditioning himself for the defense of the title against Roland La Starza at the Polo Grounds, Sept. 24. (NEA) Gus Bell, outfielder for the Cincinnati Rcdlegs, lives a few blocks away from Pec Wee Reese of the Dodgers. They make their homes in Louisville. Parts and Supplies '••.'•• ^ 'or ?* £\l Cars,. Trucks f :; ard Tractors •W'tf'O I. fc S \ I, E IK North Kroadwaj Phone 4511 and 4512 NCING NIGHTLY! HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Every Wednesday Nile — SPECIAL!— Bunny Hop Dance Fun for All! GOOD FOOD At All Houn SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigarettes $1.70 a Carton AIR CONDITIONfD MOTtL FOR TOURISTS HUBERT'S CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT/ Highway?! Hubert Utl.yKoRand, Mo. toward Worsham and lifted him to their shoulders. Old-time observers contended that It was the greatest shot In the game's history—which can be. debated endlessly in the hot- stove league. They snid it will rub out that memorable 235-yard sppon shot by Gene Sarazen in 1B35 that bounded into the 69th hole for a double eagle 2 during the last round of the Masters at Augusta. (That one gave Sarazen a "deadlock with Craie Wood at the end, and Gene went on to win the title in a playoff.) . Marciano Not Enthused Over Return Bout With La Starza _By HARRY GRAYSON " NBA Sporti Editor nn „ v n ?nP« SIN * GER ' S i' N ' Y§ TTu^'i^ ~7 ^ oc]t y Marciano is glad that he's putting the slug on a young guy for a change at the Polo Grounds, Sept. 24. -» • The condemned man this lime is Roland La Starza, 26 Chatting with Marciano, you gather that even the champion can't stir up enthusiasm abo.ut the long-delayed return match. Perhaps that's why The Rock works alone in the ski house at Grossinger's. I have been covering training camps for quite a spell, and then some, but this is the first time I can recall having a heavy weight champion all to myself, especially on a week.- end afternoon and at . a famous resort in the Catskills. Marciano has- nt gone to the tiouble of looking at La Starza, except on television, RKkj Marciano f! ce( winning a. debatable divided 0-round decision from him at Madson Square Garden, March 24, 1950. 'La Starza had had a dozen or more pro fights than I and was way head -of me at the time." .recollects The Rock. "I had little more than a punch nnd a prayer. Charley (Trainer Goldman) was still teaching me, correcting faults. I won the fight by knocking La Starza down with a right hand thrown from'left field. "He's not a hurting fighter. I didn't feel a single punch." * • • MARCIANO IS TIRED of hearing that all he has licked are old men — Louis, Ssvold, Matthews and Walcott twice. . "They completely overlooked the fact that Joe Louis was a much better heavyweight the night Rocky draped him over the ring apron than he was when he dropped the title to Ezzard Charles in 15 rounds," cut in Goldman, the grizzled little conditioner. Louis had retired, hadn't had a fight in two years and three months when he was outboxed by Charles. 'After losing to Charles, something he couldn't understand. Louis went back to work and had won eight straight fights when he tackled Rocky." "For ifn old geezer of 37, Louis made it a remarkably good fight while it lasted," I said. "Indeed he did," said Marciano. "He jabbed mighty well. They didn't have to tell me it was close until I nailed him in the eighth." MARCIANO REGRETS THAT Jersey Joe Walcott didn't call it a career after his magnificent performance against the Brooklyn Block Buster before being flattened in the 13th round in Philadelphia. "After what happened in Chlcapo, you never hear of Jersey Joe," he said, "and that's too bad for he was a great heavyweight against me the first time." 'You'll probably never fight a better one," I said. 'I hope not," said Rocky, "and I've thought the same thing myself. He was a better fighter when he quit shuffling and settled down to punching Worn the balls of hU feet. I haven't seen too many heavyweight*, but old-timers tell me there never was a more scientific puncher with power in both hands." Marciano had finished his work In the ski house, asked Goldman for his shower cap. "I don't want tills to get any thinner," he said, rubbing his hands through his black hair. Goldman had forgotten to pack the shonier c»p. "Oh, keep your he«d out of Mtt water," said th« tr»lner, "tin taow how to duck." "I'd better know how to 4iMk* said Rocky Marciano. The common octopus, In ««ptt- vity, will devour ts own arm* even if supplied with Ita lomal food, according to the Ineyclopt- dia Britannica. |r SMOOTHED BY NATURE f ! TO THE PEAK OF i OLD-FASH'N GOODNESS | ' •''•••'• i'i I Only CASCADE, gives ybr*II the richness !'| j . of the George A. Dickcl 1870 formulil KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON J3EO AJ)ICKELJ»ST_CO LOUJSVIUE KV . 86 PROOF • 4 YEARS DID ! In every way, more car for your money ! 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