The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1952 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 6, 1952
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SEPT. 8, WOT WMfTIfflTTLLB P'lVB ake Fondren in Driver's Seat as King Cotton Open Enters Second Round Middlecoff Fires a 72; Two Tied for Amateur Honors By GEORGE CLARK (Courier Newt Sports Editor) J. C. (Jake) Fondren, Memphis professional who won :!ieville's first open golf tournament some 20 years ago, in the driver's seat today ns a field of 76 pros and iletirs teed off for the second round of the Blytheville Club's King Cotton Open. idren, veteran of many a golf aign in the south, finxi rounds and 33 Tor a five-under-par 67 fce the early lead. 76 \vn.s five .strokes better than lary Middlecoff, the Memphis st who in .1'ro golf's second ng money .winner, Middlecoff, s for the first time as a wem. participant, ran into trouble, as did just about ev- )dy i>!se. on the front ntne find mediocre two over 38. nut iiished strong on the back nine re a two-wider 34 nnd finish lay nil even with par. ttdleeoff. playing with friends oe Dcnton of Wilson and Dr. turned in one r untier 11's. In second place in the pro division was Jimmy Colemnn of Jackson, Miss., the MiEsisslppl Open champion who had a 70. And many of the gallery members have picked him as the. man to watch today and tomorrow. In third place in the pro division is Bib Menea, veteran Pine Buill pro, who came out of ft troublesome first ntne with a red-hot putter on the hack stretch to garner a one- over 73. Hunched at 71 were three other top notch pros, Ed Ackerbloom of LUtie Rock, Red Wiley of Terre : Hnute. Ind.. the Irvin S. Oobh Open Conrs of Memphis, climax- j champion; and Pat Abbott of Mem- K comeback on the bark nine phis. o\ing out a rhivi shot from 50 i Then came Kogan Rountrec ot out for a birdie ihrce on the El Dorado. Charles Horn of Little hole, Rock and Paul Farrington, the Bly- ddlecoff nearly "blew" on the Ihevllle Country Club pro, with 76's. three holes. ! Mfinnhis nros Bill Perry and short birdie putt on 16 ran in, Gene Towry had 77's and Andy Quick, the 1047 King Cotton winner lad a 78 as did Bill Martin, the onesboro Country Club pro. Behind Barker and McKain st 72 vere four other amateurs, including Barney Osmcnt of. Jonesboro, he Arkansas Open champion. Osment Tied for Second Tied with Osment for second place in the standings weie Billy' Hush Brown of Little Rock and Buddy Wade and Don Cheek of Memphis, Two Blythevllle amateurs. Dr. .ramps C. Guard and George Hubbard Jr., were tied for third place honors with 7G's and back of them came Eaton Elder of Memphis, Ho- out, of the cup and the golfing 1st was beside himself . . . •d his putter head In the ground he 17th tee. Alhe par three 17th, his tec drifted Into the trap, but ame out within about one foot ic cup. i the short putt for the par. his rimmed the cup. did not faU. i the lath tee, Middlecoff ap- ched his ba.ll. was about ready v,'ing when he spied his cad- shado* on the 'ground nearby, asked the caddie to move and chopped the ball, half-heart- some 60 yards down the tair- Mcond shot was green high o the right and then he show- he gallery the form that, has him one of golf's great play- is he cooly chipped Into the -'or n birdie three. \e visiting golfers were sched- to go off for 18 more holes to- with the final 18 slated for to row. l» first wave of the seconi id left the starting tee at 8:3 morning with threesomes fol- ng In short intervals. the most part, the golfers id Blythevtlle'6 tough little too much to handle. Scores ed as the visiting linksmen id the course's little grass nj difficult to solve. ' 'l Two I>ow Amateurs O- Memphi a ni,: Bill, Barker. and drip McKain. were the amateur era. Both fired even par 72's. the pro division, defending •nplon Harold Williams of Tus- osa, Ala., found hlmsett in d-placi: deadlock with T-. V. Its of Clarksdale, Miss. Both AMERICAN I.HAGUB W L Pet. GB New York 80 56 .588 Cleveland 77 58 .570 2'/ 2 Washington 12 Philadelphia 71 Chicago -70 Boston 69 SI. ' mils 50 Detroit 44 .529 .526 .522 .510 .415 23',' 2 .323 35 NATIONAL LHAGUK ward Peters of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Bill Joe Denton of Wilson with 77's. Others that finished in the top 35 are 79—Tom Raney. amateur, Little Rock; George Puryear. amateur Jonesboro; l/juis McWaters, amateur, Blytheville; George • Highlcy amateur, Memphis; ' and Henry Rice, amateur, Dyersburg. 80—Mack Williams, amateur, Blytheville; Jimmy Wade, amateur, Memphis; Howard Wilcoxson. amateur, Jonesboro; E. G. Scott Jr., amateur, Johesboro; Dr. George Coors, amateur, Memphis; Dewitt Walcott. pmateu'r, Greenville, Miss. 81—Walker- Poston, pro. Dyersburg; E, F. Van Blake .amateur, Memphis;.L.-D. Bartlett, pro. Menu phis; nnd Ed Whitten, amateur, Memphis. 82 -E. G. Jones, amateur, Tuscn- loosa, Ala.; T. T. Skinner, amateur, Memphis; O. O. Mason, amateur, Memphis; Bill Scarbrough, amateur, Memphis and B. Evans. lards Blank Cubs 4-0 (hind Vinegar Bend By The Associated Press When It comes to giving up runs, these St. Louis Cardinals can | downright stingy. ^ Not a single opponent base runner has crossed the plat* against the Cards in 25 consecutive innings, anc Mcmnger Eddie Stanley's crew has )cen able to coast to victory behind shutout pitching in three ot their ast five encounters. Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mlze! was the tough guy on the mound anny, Roberts Ire Paired on Sgion's Card of wrestteciom's roughest ItomerR, Bill Canny. Red Roberts ll Fritz Schnabel, be piled one ring Monday night in the match feature of the American Icon's wrestling bouts at Memo- ll Auditorium. llut the three 'loughics won't be the same side. Roberts find Can- who were /reunited a tag |m last Monday night, are slated I come back next week to take on Isabel and Lee Fields in the 1 ture bout. , Ifhis pairing is a bit unusun I smuch as Fields and Schnahe . not exactly the best ot friends II this will be their first ftppear- |cre here as a t?,s team. bout IK expected to be a Par Master In 1st Round of King Cotton Brother Par, the elusive IVtUe fellow at which all golfers take dead aim everytime they stick B tee In the ground, proved the master in yesterday's opening round of the King Cotton Open. ,Of the IB golfers entered, only three were able-to better the par 71 of Blythevllle's tough Httle course. Jake Fondren. pro of Memphis* Colonial Country Club, was the only one able to manhandle par. He shot a Hve-umler-par 67 to lead the pack in the first round. Jimmy Coleman. Jackson, Miss., pro and the Mississippi Oprn chamnion, shot a two-under 10 and Harold Williams, Tuscaloosa, Ala., the defending pro champion, and I/. V. Dukes, Clarksdale, Miss., pro each shot 71's. But from there on down It was par or worse and only three, Including Memphis' Gary Middte- .coff, were able to get par. The reason for the respect nf pnr was the inability' of most of the golfers to master the course's glass-like greens. Good wood and iron shots were a dime a dozen but good puts were as scarce as Hoover buttons. Practically every golfer had high praise for the course and its condition. . One unidentified amateur pretty well summed it up when he stated: "You've got to be able to play an iron and green game when you play this course. If you can't -shoot your irons and putt, you had better get off." And Bib Menea, the veteran Pine Bluff professoinal i^ho hns made three of the Blytheville Country Club's four tournaments, had this to say: "This is the toughest little course in thn state. There's nothing wrong with the greens. You play 'em right and they go in." Menea had a one over his first 18. Brooklyn New York ...... SI. Uouis Philadelphia .,.. Chicago Cincinnati Boston Pittsburgh .. SOUTHKKX Chuttanooga Atlanta Now Orleans Mobile Memphis Nasvhille Little Rock Birmingham W 84 78 77 . 72 66 59 58 33 Pet. .646 .600 .575 gb 6 D .541 131L .485 21 .4-10 27 .439 27 Giants Gird for Showdown Battle with Leading Bums »y KA1.PII RODEN * AP Sports Writer They laughed in Brooklyn the other day when Leo Durocher said; • "If we win It again 100,000 people will commit suicide." Today Dodger fan* are alarmed •hut there's been no ma.v exodus . to the Brooklyn Bridge—yet. The Dodgers, who blew a Ramc lead to the Giants last year, lend their arch rivals by six games but their commanding margin could be reduced to one game by Tuesday morning. But to narrow the gap to one game the Giants have to sweep a five-game scries that opens today at the Polo Grounds with a double header. The antagonists clash In a single ffnme Sunday and close out their vital series with a day-night twin bill Monday. Durocher'.s cnthu.sed Giants pulled Douglas Pleased With Razorbacks Porks Well Aheod Of Last 1 Year; Game Scrimmage Scheduled .'2S5 48 l ,2 i to within six isames of the Jittery Dodders yesterday, beating the Phll- W Si 81 80 78 78 73 67 02 Pet .564 ,53ii .520 .517 .513 .•m .-MI .411 VESfEHPAY'S RESULTS 'American i^afiue Philadelphia 3 New York 2 Washington 2 Boston 0 Cleveland 3 Chicago 0 (night) (Only games scheduled) National League New York 5 Philadelphia 4 Boston 3 Brooklyn I St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 0 (night) (Only games scheduled) Southern LeaRUB Birmingham 4-2, Atlanta 1-3 Chattanooga 8, Little Rock 4 Memphis 5, Nashville 1 Mobile 5 New Orleans 2 TODAY'S GAMES American Lcagun New York ot Washington Scarborough (3-5; vs Marrcro (10-(i). Philadelphia at Boston (2) Scheib (10-5) and Bishop (2-1) vs Parncll (11-8) and Nixon (4-4). Chicago nt Detroit Dobson (12-9) vs Trucks (5-10). St. Louis at Cleveland 1:00 p. in. Byrne (6-13) vs Lemon (17-10). on d and Ird go. <vooly aff.r from the . Cr.nny. Roberts - and hnabel know but one way to play d that Li the rough way -and ;lds. * pint-Eiz^d heavyweight. Is bitter enemy of both Canny and id?. »i one fa", preliminary bouts also on the card. In the first for the Redbirds Friday night, send Ing II would be hitters back to th dugout via strke oiut-s while master ing the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-0. It was Mlzcll's 10th victory of th year against six defeats nnd his sec ond shutout. The 22-year-old Ala baman allowed Just seven hits, well scattered. The Cards got busy in support of their young lefty in the fourth to score three runs—two of them on Tommy Glavlano's home run after Dick Sisler had opened with & double^ Sisler smacked a bases-empty homer in the next inning to end the scoring. The victim of the long-range Cardinal attack was 18-year-old Bill Bell, late of the Clas* D Appalachian League. The rookie right- hander gave up six hits In the six \ innings league < (Courier News Photos) KINO COTTON SCENES—Seventy-six golfers look oif yesterday alter top'money and trophies being offered in the Blytheville Country Club's King Cotton Open and shown here are some scenes from the chase. In the photo at upper left, Cary Middlecoff, one of the nation's leading pros, watches one of his pulls sail toward the cup on the front nine of his round. Middlecoff shot an even par in the first round play. In the photo at upper right, Andy Cusick of Little Rock, who won the pro division in 1947, follows his tee shot straight down the fairway. He finishes with a 78. In the bottom photo, George Hubbard, Jr. one of the Blytheville amateurs entered in the tournament, slings sand as he blasts out of a sand trap on Hie third hole. Hubhard shot a 16. National League New York at Brooklyn (2) Erskine (11-5) and. Rutherford (5-5) vs Connelly (3-01 and Lanler (7- II) or Hcarn (12-6). Boston at Philadelphia (1- Iwl- night) Jester (2-4! and Johnson (4 1) vs Roberts (22-7) and Drews (13-12). Cincinnati nt Chicago Podbie- blelan (1-4) vs Klippstein (9-10) Pittsburgh nt St. Louis 8:30 p. m Dickson (14-18) vs ' Hnddlx (1-1) Southern League . Tonights Games Birmingham at Atlanta Little Rock nt Chattanooga • New Orleans at Mobile (only games scheduled) ndelphin Phillies, 5-4. as Brooklyn suffered a 3-1 beating nt the hands of the Boston Braves. In the loop's only nttthl game, Wihner (Vinegar Bend) Miv.ell pitched the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-0 victory over Pittsburgh, While Giant fans were dreaming of another miracle run for the pennant, rooters In Cleveland were Retting excited over the Indians' chances of ending New York's thrce-voar reisn as American League champions. Early Wynn and Luke Easter teamed un to lead the pennant hungry Indians to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the cir- ciiit's only night activity. The triumph slashed the Yanks' lead to 2'~ games ns the Bombers dropped a 3-2 squeaker to the Philadelphia Athletics. In the only other game Washington defeated ptmchless Bos- Ion, 2-0, to run its winning stream lo six piunes and extend the Red Sox* losing skein to seven. Just a year ago the Dodgers and Giants were In the same spot that they are In today. Bnth had played 130 games and had 24 to play with (he Brooklyn club holding a slx- me lead. Eighth Inning home runs by Bob Thomson and pinch-hitter Clint Hartunp off Jim Konstanty were he deciding factors in the Giants of Ihfi Phils. Hnrtung smacked a two strike nitch with two out and Wes Westrum aboart against the left field roof to win the game, The veteran battery of Jim Wll son and Walker Cooper spoiled th major league debut of Dodger lefty Ken Lehman. Wilson limited th Brooks to six hits In gaining hi 12th victory and also contributec two singles to Boston's attack Cooper won the game with n two rim double In the third Inning. FAYETTEVII-LK Ark. Wj-Head Coach Oils Douglas, well pleased with his Arkansas football team, scheduled a game condition scrimmage this afternoon to wrap up the first week of Rnzorback practice. Douglas eased up on the Porkers in both workouts yesterday, and planned another light session this morning when the players will pose for photographers. "I don't see how we could have done more In one week," said the coach. "In fact we may have worked a little to.i hard; the boys are Just a lillle sluggish." Two reasons were cited for the team's rapid progress. Said Asst. Coach George Cole "We worked today (yesterday) on plays we hadn't gotten around to after two weeks of practice last year. The biggest ason for our advanced progress is lat the boys have had two years o learn Douglas* system. They now what they're doing now.' J The other reason was the eplen- id physical condition in which the rvzorbncks first reported last Monay. ' Two offensive leaders were out Hh minor Injuries. Halfback Jack 'roxell is bothered by a foot in- iry, and End Jerry Bogard hurt » houldcr in a blocking drill. All-Southwest Conference Quar- crback Lamar McHan-was order- d to cut clown on his passing be- ause of a tore shoulder. Tribe's Big Three Has 20 Shutouts CLKVEI^AND f/T) — The Indian big three of Early Wynn, Mike On da (\nrt IJob Lemon now has racke up 12 shutouts. Wynn registered h lliivd Khulottt Friday ntgUt against' Chicago, 3-0. Garcia hns Wanked the opposition ftve times and i-Amon four. »*••••••• RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY "MASKED RAIDERS" Tim Holt Richard Martin he pitched in his major Iri'nabel Is scheduled nny nnd in the Ikes on Hobert-s. second Fields When European glassblowers closed down production during World War II, supremacy in fine handblou-n glass shifted to American shores. Floyd Seay Is W inner in Stock Races Floyd Seay of Blythevllle, once again drove to top money in the Blythevilc Stock Cnr Club's stock car races at Walker Park last nisht. Seay grabbed three first places to carry off top honors In his 1938 Plymouth hot rod. He finished first In the second, fifth and sixth races to finish ahead of Jack StinsoTi of Dell, who got one first place and two seconds In his 1039 Ford. Last night's races were marred by the first serious accident ot the •season when James (Sonny) Westbrook of Blythevllle suffered head, injuries when his 1937 Ford overturned on a curvo during the fourth race. He was taken to Blythevltle Hospital after the accident. MOX I'lione 4621 — Show Slnrls Weekdays 7:00 — Sat.-Sun. 1:00 Always a Double Feature Read Courier News Classified Ball, where Hindu sods still reign IB a place of temptes and spectacular rice terraces. ^Uttering dance and ancient music. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Sept. 8 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH SATURDAY DOUBLE FEATURE MEET MAYOR AUTRY! YOU* OSCSOIA AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION 2 Cartoons & Disc Man Serial SATURDAY LATE SHOW-11:30 Mysterious - Horrifying —Plus— "Black Dragon" cartoon & Bcla Lugosl Dave Devil Serial SATURDAY, Sept. 6 "Montana Incident" Whip Wilson MIDNIGHT SATURDAY Advance Showing Of "World In His Arms" SAT. OWL SHOW "HONEY CHILE" With Judy Canova SUff - MON - TUBS "ROOM FOR ONE MORE" Gary Grant & Betsy Drak* SUNDAY-MONDAY — SEPTEMBER 7-8 SUNDAY & MONDAY—Two Features DANNY KAYE Plus Cartoon & Shorts Adults 50e— Children 15e Bill Canny & Red Roberts TS. Fritz Sehnabel & Lee Fields Also 2 1-Fall Matches 30 Minute Time Limit Canny vs. Schnabet Roberts vs. Lee Fields FUEL OIL G.O. POETZ OIL CO. "/ Sell That Staff" Phone 2089 Office & Bulk Plant—Promised Land GREGORY PECK ANNBLYTH NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. . Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 SATURDAY "CATTLE QUEEN" Maria Hart Drake Smith SAT. OWL SHOW "KEEP 'EM FLYING" Abbott & Coslello _,j^/uec&i SUNDAY &- MONDA If "CALIFORNIA CONQUEST" Cornel Wilde Teresa Wright TUESDAY ^ 'No Room For The Groom" Tony Curtis Piper Laurie

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