The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1952 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 29, 1952
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PAGE SIX Detroit Jinx Is Still Haunting Pennant-Hungry Cleveland (ARK.) COTTRTER HEWS Schedule Favors Indians But Tigers May Have Say By RALPH RODK.V Associated Press Sporls Writer The schedule clearly favors the Cleveland Indians in their quest of the 1952 American league pennant but one disturbing factor in the otherwise serene picture is the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland is due lo meet Ihe tnil- end Tigers nine times before the curtain falls on Sunday, Sept. 28. At first glance It would appear that this Is a feather in Cleveland's cnp but tlie marooned Tigers have a nasty habit of beating the Indians at the most inopportune moments. Detroit, then !n fifth place, upset the Indians' applecart last year by sweeping: a three game set from the Tribe late in September to kill (heir chances of overhauling the New York Yankees. The specter of 1951 haunted the Indians again Thursday night as thny missed a chance to pick up ground on the front-running Yankees by splitting a twl-nteht twin- bill with the Tigers before 53,988 fans. Mil for H'ynn Early Wynn coasted to his victory in the first game, won by the Indians, 9 - 3, but Hal Newhouser turned back (he Tribe, 4-1, for the 108th victory of his major league career In the second. As the Yanks were Idle, Cleveland remained two games off the pace. The Indians have 27 games left to play Including 20 of Ihcir last 22 at home. The Yanks also have 27 games left but 18 of them are 1 on foreign sol!. The third place Red Sox hnve 31 games to go hut 22 of them are away from home and Boston Is knowti as a poor load club. The Red Sox also blew a chance to gain by dropping the first came of a doubleheader (o the rising Philadelphia Athletics. 6 - 4. The second game was rained out. Brooklyn, meanwhile, continued Its march to (he NallonnI League flag by dumping Ihe Chicago Cubs, 9-6. lo remain 9'/ 2 games ahead of the runner-up New York Giants. Olanfs II, r-lmtts 7 The Giants swa'.:i;?ed Pittsburgh, 14-7, while Cincinnati eclsed DOS' ton, 5-4, In 11 innings nnd Philadelphia outlasted St. Louis, 10-0, in the circuit's only night gnme. Robin Roberls staggered to his 21st viclory of the season as the Phils lambasted (he Cards. The Phils opened a 5- 0 lead in two Innings but Red Schoendicnsl cracked a three-run homer in the seventh lo lie the score at 0- 8. Richie Ashburn drove home two rims In the eighth to snap the lie and Binoky Burgess clinched it with a two-run homer In the ninth. The loss was the Cards' sixll AMKUICAN 1,K\GVK New York .. Cleveland-... Boston Philadelphia Chicago Washington . St, Louis Detroit W . 14 . 72 68 05 60 65 52 43 Pet. OB .533 .607 2 .553 4 .524 1 .520 8 .518 3 .403 23 .339 31 NATIONAL LEAGUE W I, Pel. OB Brooklyn 82 10 .072 New York 73 60 .593 St. Louis 72 65 Philadelphia .... 07 57 Chicago- 54 CO Boston 54 G9 Cincinnati 55 72 Pittsburgh .. 37 03 .561 12JJ, .540 10 .439 23" 2 .439 28',2 .433 29 H .285 49 " SOUTIIKR.V ASSOCIATION Chattanooga Atlanta New Orleans Memphis Mobile Nashville LKtle Hock Birmingham I, G2 07 08 70 70 72 75 82 Pet .551 .531 .528 .507 .507 .480 .401 .423 straight and it cut their advantage game postponed, niln) over Ihe fourlh place Phils to "'—-' ~ • - • •• three '/ 2 games. Cards Hit Road After Sixth Straight Setback _By The Associated Press The doe days of August — the days when baseball champions are made and broken — have found the St. Louis Oardinals wanting, , ~ '• * Eddie Stanley's men, who rolled \f * f*, m m '"to 'heir home stands in mid-Aug- Yank Golfers Stiir Leading Canada Open VANCOUVER, B. O. (/P) — A quartet of heivy hitters from the United States' is holding a golfers' picnic on the roller-coaster fairways of the CapiUno Course today in the •emt-flnals of Canada's amateur tournament. The last Canadian was crowded from the running in yesterday's two 18-hole matches, Bob Boos beat- Ing one/and Sammy Urzetta and tarry Bouchey disposing of one apiece. This assures an all-U. s. final, for .the first time since 1939. But Hoos. a San Francisco merchant, was not around at nightfall getting the heave-ho from Ed Meister. of Cleveland in the afternoon quarter-finals. Left In the running "with Meister, Boucho- sr.ri Uvzel- ta Tas Billy Campbell of Huntington, w. Va. Campbell tangles In one 366-hole Mmi-windup with TJrzetta, the East Rochester, N. Y., lunrber salesman who held the u. S. amateur crown in 1950. Bouchey, a blond behemoth who sells automobiles In Inglewood, Carff., meets Meister In the other. hands of durable Robin Hoberts who marked up his twenty first victory of the year in pitching the Philadelphia Phillies lo a 10 to 6 victory over Ihe Redblrds Thursday night In Sportsman's Park. ,. 8-7 Home Record The setback, the sixth In a row, left the Cardinals with a so-so 8-7 record for their home slnnd. Only a week ago Stanky was talking about a 15-game winning stre.ik aftpr the New York Giants buckled under the then flaming Cardinals. ' But the league leading Brooklyn Dodgers changed all of that. They swamped the Cards four games straight and left them so. prostrate that the fourth-place Phillies took heart and swept their two game series with the Redblrds. The St. Louis Browns, idle Thurs- lay night and again today, return ta Sportsman's Park Saturday for/ ft short home stay. They take on the Detroit Tigers first. Conscience Forces Payoff of Old Debt OLNEY, :il. former Olney , . — ey resident returned to clear his conscience of a boyhood "debt" He round Blchland County fair board officials and confessed he slipped Into the fair many times without paying. He peeled three dollars from his roll. The fair official told him to forget it— boys were expected to slip In. They talked of old times and the man decided he slipped In more than S3 worth. He peeled off another dollar. After more talk he aclchd a fifth bill. The official sravc up protesting and took the S5, sending his visitor away happy. Temple God 'Tip' Pays Off in Malaya PENANO, Malaya WV-Jubilant villagers of Pulau Tikus In Penang celebrated, with prayers and a seven- day Chinese drama after winning a total of 566,000 in a lotlery Irom a tip fmm ii,,< r temple god. The god, through a temple me alum, had advised them to back 5» as the winning number in an illegal lottery in conjunction with a horse race. On the eve of each race day hundreds of people crowd into temples and cemeteries to ask the aid of the gods and spirits In placing bets. ist talking .pennant after cessful road trip, leave St. s«c- Lonis tonight plagued with a serious los defeat was at the Ing streak. Their latest National Lciigue Brooklyn 0 Chicago B New York 14 Pitlsburgh 7 Cincinnati 5 Boston 4 (11 Innings) Philadelphia 10 St. Louis 6 might) Southern I.eafjiic Little Hock 2 Chattanooga I Memphis 7 Nashville 2 Mobile 9-0 New Orleans 1-8 Atlanta 3 Birmingham o TODAY'S GAMES American League Washington at New York tcrson <7-0 vs Haschi (15-3) Mas- Boston nt Philadelphia (2- twl- night) Delock (4-5) and Brodowski (5-4) vs Scheib (D-l) and Bishop (1-0). Cleveland nt Detroit Lemon (109) vs Trucks (5-15). National League Brooklyn at, Chicago Loes (120) or Rutherford (5-4) vs Hacker Pigs Make Useful Pets — As Lil' Abner Knows WINNIPEG (/Fj—Professor R A Wardle of the University of Manitoba says a hog In the house would make a useful pet. The zoology department chairman told a veterinary association meeting that the hog, for one thing, would dispose of "those lawn grass clippings you dump secretly nt night on someone else's lot." Prof. Wardie said he had read that one pound of lawn clippings Is equal to three pounds of meal. "The hog Is undoubtedly intelligent nnd I imagine he could easily be house-trained. I see no reason why, in time, we should not have some quite desirable varieties of pigs sitting on our doorsteps." Red Cities Unemployment HONG KOXG f.-Pt—Communist China has three million unemployed In its major cities, says the Peiping Peoples Daily, organ of the Communist party. YESTERDAY'S IlKSULTS American I,c.ij;ue Philadelphia (i Boston 4 (second Cleveland S-l Detroit 3-4 BATTLE FATIGUE—Clou Flanagan, on lop, and Tommy Collins aid on.lhp ropirt from sheer exhaustion in the lasl 'seconds of their l.-.-roimd Boston battle. The home-grown Collins won a unanimous decision from the St. Paul featherweight (NEA) Top Prep Stars Set For Memphis Battle MEMPHIS Vt'i — The Nation's top prep stars go on display here tonight when East meets West in the fourth annual All-America high school football game. FRIDAY, AUGUST light) (Only games scheduled) Chick Bees Will Begin Drills Monday Jimmy Fisher, newly appointed coach of Blylhevllle High School's n team, announced today that his team would begin pre-season drills .Monday. B team candidates have been requested to report to Haley Field Monday morning for the purpose of drawing equipment. Coach Fisher said thnt he has no idea as to how many candidates will answer his Initial call but that he was expecting a large turnout. The B team program was started last'year primarily to give first year players needed experience and open the school's football program to move boys. Bob Newman coached the B team last year but he resigned last spring and returned to his native El Dorado. (Only game scheduled) Southern League Memphis at Little Rock (2) Atlanta at Birmingham Chatlnnoogfi .at Nashville Mobile al4ffSv : -Orleans. - v Wynn Continues As Tiger Tamer DETROIT (if> — Cleveland's Early Wynn has become quite a Tiger- tamer. The Indians'- luirler defeated Detroit, 9-3, yesterday in the opener of a twi-ntght doublehcader for his 17th victory of the season and Ills third straight triumph over the Tigers. Last season Wynn beat the Bengals lour times without setback. Student Exchange Is Planned TOKYO W)—The Japanese for- elgn office has set aside about S"00.000 for the next, fiscal year to further plans for an International student exchange and to set says Kyodo News Agency. up Two Mississippi County players. Warren weinberg of Osceola and Mel Hay of Blytheville. are among the grldders scheduled to see service with the West forces. Weinberg. an end, Is slated for a starting role with the West team and Hay, a halfback, is expected to see plenty of action. . Clear skies are predicted for the game which is expected to draw about 15,000 fans Into Crump Stadium. East teams have three of the previous games, sponsored by the Wigwam Wisemen of America, a fraternal organization. The West, coached by Bill Glassford of Nebraska, will strike from n spread formation, indicating its attack will revolve around a potentially explosive passing game. Buddy Benson, classy ballhandler and passer from De Queen. Ark., will be the tailback in Glassford's No. 1 offensive alignment. The East, under Conch Red Drew of Alabama, will use the slit-T. Bart Starr of Montgomery, Ala., n fine runner and accurate passer will direct the East attack. The Azores are nine volcanic Islands. ,- ' 'Nooga Gets Help from Mobile By STERLING SI.APPEY Associated Press Sports Writer If Chattanooga wins the Southern Association pennant it will be. with a big assist from Mobile. First off Mobile belted New Orleans 0-1 in a regular seven-Inning nffair. Then. In the second game of the doubleheader, Mobile did it again, only not ns decisively 9-8 in 11 Innings. Chattanooga, meanwhile, lost to Little Rock, 2-1. Atlanta managed to win for a chance, 3-0, over Birmingham and recaptured second place from New Orleans. Atlanta Is three games hack of Chattanooga and New Orleans Is 3H. ' All Chattanooga could get off little Verne Williamson was five hits. The only run came on Roy Hawcs' homer. Little Rock scored both runs In the fourth on four singles, a walk and sacrifice. Atlanta .showed some animation in winning from Birmingham. Earlier in the day the Atlanta Journal said a good source predicted that Cracker Manager Dixie Walker would not be back next year. Just after the story appeared Walker got booted out of the game In Birmingham. He proleslcd too long over a close play. Birmingham's John Min- arcln also was chased. He beat his bat on the ground in disgust. Memphis and Mobile are tied for fourth after Memphis defeated Nashville, 7-2. Don Nicholas of the Chicks stole his 77th and 78th bases leaving him only three short of the record. '» A chain of towns In the Ruhr valley of Germany is called the "Wuppertal" (witches' valley) because of the eerie glare of its steel mills. FALL PLANTING SEED HAIRY VETCH, SEED WHEAT, BARLEY FESCUE AND CLOVERS . NEW CROP SEED BLYTHEVILLE SOYBEAN CORP. Phone 6856-6857 Read Courier News Classified Arts Girls Paint Garage Murals in California LAKEWOOD, Calif. wv-Two 11- year-old high school girls found some left-cver house paint and turned It into life-sized Hawaiian murals on their garage. Both girls, Jeanette Wallace and P_at Brehm, are art students and their handiwork, has received numerous compliments. In fact, jays Pat, s. neighbor has hired them to do munis on three «l<!es of his patio. I,,-,,-,,, B01HED IN B JmiOWSTONE INC., lOUlSVlltE, NeylandGrabsCryingTowel- Vols Lacking in Experience Qualifying For Oil Belt Play Starts EL DORADO. Ark. W)'— Qualifying rounds for the 27th Oil Belt Golf Tournament began today for 300 shobnakcrp over the El Dorado Counlry Club's rugged," 'par'" ~n course. Defending Champion Paul lum, a traveling salesman who makes his home here, was favored to retain his title. The amateurs are gunning for $3,500 in prizes and the pros'a re after S300 in cash. Leading Arkansas' contingent arc Collum, Ross Cilllns, former state champ and two-time National Left- handers champion from Montltcllo- Walter Ebel Jr., of Hot Springs. Ihe 1951 Oil Belt champion; Johnny Buzick. the former state title holder from Joneshoro; Gene Kinney of Texarkana, and Davis Love Jr., El Dorado new-comer who recently won the Quachita Valley tourney at Camden. Golfers from six other slates also are expected to compete Hn the tournament. U.S. Women's Amateur in Semi-Finals PORTLAND, Ore. f/p) — Pour favorite daughters from Hawaii Washington. Texas and California all strangers to the lofty position in which they find themselves, tee off today in the semi-finals of tile Women's National Amateur Golf Championship. Victors in yesterday's quarter- the"ftaiforAl finals at the exclusive Waverly <«"onal County Club make the lineup read like this for today's 18-hole play: Mrs. Jacqueline Pung of Honolulu vs. Patricia Ann Le sscr of Seat . tie. Patricia Garner of Midland, Tex.,' s. Shirley McFedters of Long Beach, Calif. They arrived In the semi-final age after a round of golf that produced its charge of surprises and golf good and bad. tomorrow the winners meet at 36 holes for the title. Rookie Shunning Homer Hitters PHILADELPHIA'(/P) — Opposing batters haven't beea too successful in locating the home run range . ,-.-= * „.,.,, 01 , um , oft rookie pitcher Harry Byrd of <Jo an about face with the Yan the Athletics—except for Boston' Dick Gernert. In his last II games, Byrd has Red Sox first baseman homered off Byrd Thursday as Philadelphia edged Boston, 6-4. By ESCAK THOMFSON KNOXVJLLE, Term. (AP) — Tennessee's 1952 football team, says Gen. Bob Neyland, will be weaker offeiwivo- ly and perhaps stronger defensively than the 1951 crew which bowled over 10 opponents and won the mythical national championship- But because of an Inexperienced squad, Neyland believes Tennessee /•jJJowers should get ready to take more of the same medicine Mary- Volun- land crammed down leers' throats last Jan. 1. / Maryland, rat-' cd third last fall ,' hi The Associated ' Press Poll crushed Tennessee 28-13 In the N'ew Orleans Sugar Bowl classic Despite the loss of two All-America defensive linesmen, Neyland's chlel attacking force to replace the one cd so -successfully by All-America tailback Hank Lauricella The entire backfield combination that clicked for 373 points iti 10 games a year ago is gone. So are three regular offensive linesmen and five members of the defensive unit, including All-America tackle Bill Pearman nnd guard Ted Daf- fer, a 1050 All-America. But Neyland and his »iarf have plenty of material, even though much of it is green. There are 30 lettermen among the hopefuls who will report to Ihe retired Army brigadier general next Monday. "Can't K«p Winning" "We can't keep on winning, especially after the losses we suffered from our 1951 squad," Neyland says matter-of-factly. "We'll have an Inexperienced team. I think It will be a team that will fight Us heart out. but a learn that will be defeated by teams with more experience." ' Pat Shires, a talented triple- Ill re at la il back from Hinton, W. Va., Is the key player in Neyland's single wing attack. Shires, who saw sonic action in 1950 and, was held out last year, will start the season at tailback. Roundins out the backfield with Shires will be blocking' back Hal Hubbard of Lynchburg, Va.; wingback Ed Morgan of Hendersonville, N. c.; and fullback Andy Kozar of St. Michael, Pa. They were front-line reserves last year. 'He's Through'/National Owners Say of Biackwell NEW YORK (IP, - The mystery of the seven National League clubs pnssmg up iswell Biackwell for the 510,000 waiver price was only 'jiartlal- ly explained today as baseball executives gave their reasons for allow- mg the former ace Cincinnati pitcher to 6 o to the New York Yankees "Blackwell's through! He can't Besides, he has a sore arm help us. 1 ' That was the kees don't concensus among sue moguls. Ap- d cnampi<m ^a,-,. agree or they would never have shelled but some S50,- 000 plus four players to get the 29-year-old righthander. Conceding thai, Biackwell Is not the pitcher he once was, he still is far from finished, at least In the opinion of some American Leaguers. For it had been learned thnt General Managers Hank Greenbcrg of Cleveland -and Prank Lane of the Chicago White Sox made overtures for him but were outbid by the Yankees. Keds Got Schmitz The Yankees gave up a pretty fair pitcher in southpaw Johnny Schmitz and three players from their minor league farms to be named later. They refused to reveal the purchase_price. II Biackwell, winner of only three games against 12 losses, "and currently plagued by a sore arm, should - kees. there are sure to be some red faces in the National League. Explaining why the Brooklyn "We need a pitcher who can pitch regularly. Biackwell hasn't pitched In three weeks." Land Reformers Take Property in Hong Kong HONO KONG WV-Th* Hankow Communist newspaper, Chang Chiang Daily, accuses Communist land reform officials of confiscating th» properties of farmers whose lands the offcals toiok for redistribution. The Hankow paper sayj food stores, farm tools livestock and clothing taken by the land reformers were either sold by them or held by the officials. yielded only two round-trippers and Dodgers let Blacky out of the both have^ Qarnert. The league, General Manager E. -J. 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