The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 8, 1952
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:PAGE EIGHT BLYTTIEVn-LE (ARK.) COUR.ER METW — _ I I I ~~~ ~ ~" ' — •— .. __ MONDAY, SEPTEMBERS, 19M Yarbrough and McKain Win Blytheville Country Club's King CottoTOpen 1 o 11 r \ n *yf\ f y r** T— ' \ <3F ^•^^••^^•« ^^*vwii 203 Gives Hoosier Pro Top Money By GEORGE CLARK (Courier News Sporls Kdlfor) Chick Yarbroiigh, a fun-loving Indiana pro and Shcdric McKain, a serious-minded Memphis amaleiir, are the new champions of the Blytheville Country Club's King Cotton Open. in order to win the tournament was The two shotninkcrs finished far In front of a large field yesterday to Rrab top honors In the club's fourth annual tournament Yarbrough, a ciRnr-snioktng pro who makes the small-time tournament circuit out of Vincenncs, 1ml., literally (ore the Dlythcvillc Country Club course apart, postinc a 13-unrier-par, 54-hole total of 203 strokes to win the pro division to stay out of trouble yesterday. He did that well, and more too. turning in a fonr-under- par G8 to win tlie title hands down. Dr. Middlecoff, who was ham- perrd by a kidney ailment, rccov. er«l a part of his brilliant game yesterday to slioot a flve-imner-par 67. He shot a GO Saturday and nn .-- „. jeven ]inr 72 Friday. Ing away. ID'S 203 totnl \vns five McKain entered yesterday's finals with an eight-stroke lend after scores of 72 on Friday and 70 Sat strokes better than Dr. Cory Nficldle- con* of Memphis, MB time self's — „.„, „„„ ,„ oai- second leading money winner. y»-ho i ur.'lay and he too, had only to stny posted on elght-under-par 208 far [out of trouble to conserve a. victory his 54 holes. j But he didn't do quite as good a Job McKain, nn up-and-coming Mem-1 as Ynrbrough. turning in a thrce- pliis amateur who takes his golf {over-par 75 yesterday.' seriously, shot a one-over par 2!7 Yarbrough's setting of a new to win the amateur division with tours* record and a BOlnnt' rarity ease. His nearest rival, Buddy Wnri«. I —two holes In ono on the snmc hole nlso of Memphis, finished six' "' ~ ' strokes back at 223. Takes S350 p r i zc i For his efforts, Yarbrough carried $350 lop pro money back to his Hoosier home. Nfiddlecoff, as runner-up, received SH5, which probably is the least amount of money • he's won since entering big time golf. Third place money of $150 in the .. pro division went to Jimmy Cole- mnn, the Mississippi open champion who fired a 214. Jake Fomlrcn of Memphis got $125 as fourth place winner with a 215-and Harold Williams of Tuscaloosa.-Ala., the 1951 . champion, won, $100 for his fifth place finish. He shot a 220. Dill Martin of Jonesboro won the $78 sixth place prize, Pat Abbott ond Gene Towry of Memphis split seventh and eighth money of $100. Pnu] Farrington, Blytheville pro. finished ninth and Red Wiley of Torre Houtc, Ind., and t. V. Dukes of Clarksdalo] Miss., tied for 10th. Each got $25. As the top amateur, McKain won a large silver cup as did Wade us runner-up, other top finishing amateurs and their scores v.-crs „• o Guard of Blythevlllc, 225; Billy Hugh Brown of Little Rock and Bill Joe Denton of Wilson, 327; and Tom Raney of Little Rock and Dill Parker of Memphis, 220. They received . golf ttjulpment. Set Course Record •-• Yartwough entered yesterday's finals with a six-stroke lead after he set a new course record In Sat• urdnr's round. He blazed the 18 ; holes Saturday in a nine-under-par OS betterm gthe old course record •by ; two strokes. The ol dcourso record was set Aug. 30 by Dr. Middle- COM. • AoWaity, all yamrough had to do 1—highlighted Saturday's play. McKain turned in an ace on In 155-yard, par three fourth hole dur Ing his Saturday afternoon roun and some 15 or 20 minutes late Mlridlecoff made one on the sain hole. They were the first aces score In any of the four King Cotlo Opens. For McKain, It was his first ac of his golfing career but for Middle colt it was his fifth. Arthur MacDonaJd of Mcmphi the defending amnteur champion finished Inr back In the runnin with rounds of 83-75-17 for a 23 total. 16 Entered Tills years' tournament was b fnr the best the Blythevlllo Coun try club has held. Seventy-si golfers from Kll sections of the Mid West and south teed off In th opening rounds but this numbc dwindled as the tournament pro grcsscd and golfers realized the didn't have a chance. The tournament drew - golfer from far away,places. They cam fro;:; as far north ns Detroit, Mich and as far south as Tuscaloosa, bu the largest number of them cam from the Memphis area. Blythei'llie's tricky little course with Its trap-surrounded greens proved tougher than most of th golfers had anticipated and It dm much and varied comment from th contestants. In accepting the first place mon ey, Ynrbrough, who has plnyci courses In all sections of the natloi had this to say: "This Is one of the finest Ititt courses I have ever played. Th greens are idea! and the fairway are wonderful. I've never seen fair ways In better condition.' Arkaiisans Lopat and Roe Hold Pennant Race Keys By JOE KE1CHLER AP Snoric Writer The X>«, arms O f Eddie Lopat and Preacher Hoe hold the key to tl» major league pennants.- Each turned In important vie- has pitched three came* »nrf „,„„ torles Sunday as the flag fever con-1 them al! 8 and won tlnued to mount nith each game. The Red Sox continued to plaster Lopat, the 31-year-old southpaw froni Arkansas, pitched New York to a 5-1 victory over the Senators In "Washington to stave off Cleveland's bid to pick up appreciable ground on the world champions. The Indians, however, did cut the Yankees' first-place American league margin to two games with a 4-0 and 3-1 sweep of a doublehcader from the Browns in Cleveland. Roe, also a 34-year-old veteran and an Arkansan, threw a brilliant three-hitter at New York as Brooklyn came through with a 4-1 triumph that snapped the GianU' five-game winning .streak and Increased the Dodders' first-place National League lead to five paines. It was just 10 days nan (hat Paul Richards, manager of the Chicago White Sox. sain: Had Sore Arm "If Lopat can come bnck and win five pnmc.s .'or the Yankees, tlie rest o' us can spit on the fire and call in the dojs." At the lime t.onnt «r,s nurslncr a s-nre arm, Ii v.-ns doubtful If ne could recover in time 'o hero the •• *-VJi»n*lutu lu IJIHSle the left field wall of Boston's Fen- phia- Athletics. 12-5 Ted Gray won his lath as the tail-end Detroit Tigers turned back the Chicago White Sox. 4-2 Tlie third-place St. Louis, Cardinals who continued to cling to their outside chance to overtake both the Dodgers and Giants, came from behind io nip the Pittsburgh rates. 4-3. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 6-1, ond the Philadelphia Phillies nipped the Boston Braves. 2-1, alter the Braves completed .Saturday nlcht's suspended same by winning. 3-1. Tlie game second of a twi-night donblehcadT was called in the eighth because of curfew. ' •" •".'<- -*j ii^i.j t[ie wit; mure i nan Jw WJO Yankees. Since then. Steady Eddie I ployed in this industry Spanish Fishing Catch MADRID (>Pt—The Spanish fish ing fleet caught an estimated 600.- OM tons of fish In 1351, valued at approximately « million dollars, officials recently announced. There are more than 300.000 persons em- .SPORTSMAN'S "HOUSEBOAT" - The young lady above jioesnt appear a bit worried, about where she'll spend Ihe night » it," i_i_ >- "' """-* nnvn- oiiv.ii aptiiu me night because Ihe rubber dinghy in which she sits so carefree can be con' ?K ^° A cam ' )in e teilt ' With the aid of a waterproof er the rubber dinghy is divided into two equal halves to form • lls of the tent. A canvas sheet, attached to the twl terns Uu: top, back and front of Ihe lent shelter, i I (Courier News Photos. KING COTTON WINNERS-Pro and amateur winners of the Blytheville Country Club's King Cotton Open paused long enough after receiving their awards yesterday for the photographer to snap- a few shots, in the top photo. Dr. Gary Middlecoff (left), Memphis bis-time pro. offers his congratulations to Chick Yarbrough of Vmcennes, who finished ahead' of him for the pro championship In the lower photo. Shedric McKain of Memphis leisurely puffs on a cigarette as he displays his. first place amateur cup. 'Old Man Slaughter's Big Bat Enables Cards to Edge Bucs By The Associated Press For the last couple of years now :hey've been writing off Enos (The War Horse) Slaughter as a baseball ilayer about to come down with a bad case of "old age." But the "old man"—he's 36 and by baseball standards that's no kid —goes on rolling along. After breaking up Saturday ntghCs game with a three-run homer, Enos delivered the winning Schnable, Fields On Legion's Card The tag team of Bill Canny and ?ed Roberts is scheduled for a re- urn cns.Trcment nt Memorial Aiui- toriutn tonight In the feature bout of the American Legion's wrestling irogrnm. Canny and Roberts, who were te- nited last week after a six month eparation. are scheduled to team asinst Fritz Schnabel nnrt Lee Fields in tonight's feature bout. The bout will be over the best two f three falls, 90-ralnute time limit! oute. Two one fall preliminary bouts re also on the card, with Schnabel lated to meet Canny and Fields latcd to swap hojds with. Roberts. Uranium Rush Brings Cars URANIUM CITY. Canada Op) - askatchcwan's most northerly moor license bureau has been opened t this new site on Lake Athabasca, ear uranium mining territory. i'lth some (SO vehicles operating In ne area, there also have been line applications for taxi licenses. punch for the St. Louts Cardinals again yesterday on their home grounds. With the bases loaded In the eighth, the outfielder tripled to tic the score with Pittsburgh. He came back in the ninth with the bases crowded again with Cardinals and delivered a single to give the Cards, n 4-3 decision. It was the Rcrtbirds' fifth In a row at Sportsman's Park' and left the Cards 714 games out of first place and 2'i behind the New York Olanls In second place. At Cleveland all of the st Louis Browns' brave talk about Ihe Indians went for nothing. The Indians, nipping at the New York Yanks' heels, took both ends of a doubleheader. 4-0, and 3-1. Mike Garcia cot his nineteenth victory out of the first game. Marsac Cops Top Money in Stock Races Curly Marsac of Caruthersville Mo., drove off with top mon-y In Hie Blythevillc Stock Car Club's stock car races at Wafcer Park yesterday afternoon. Marsac. driving a 1834 Ford, won two firsts and a third to nose out Floyd Seay for the top money hon- jai\.^nLJ\ji Marsac drove his hot rod to'flrst Drane puts Place finishes in the fourth ami fifth races and he placed third ir the feature race of the afternoon. Scay, driving a 1937 Plymouth took second place money with • ; first place fintsh in Ihc-fcatll race and second place finishes the first, second and fifth races The Blytheville club sponso races at the Walker Park oval twii weekly. In AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. New York 82 56 .594 GB Cleveland Washington Chicago Philadelphia St. Louis Detroit 8C 58 .880 7264.529 9 ...... 72 Be .522 10 71 65 . 632 ; 0 ...... 71 67 .614'll 56 82 .406 26 45 91 .331 36 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. OB Brooklyn 85 48 .639 New York 80 53 .C02 5 St. Louis 79 57 .581 715, Philadelphia 14 62 .514 12'/ 2 Chicago 67 71 .488 20!/ 2 Cincinnati 60 16 .441 26'/ 2 Boston 59 73 437 27 Pittsburgh 39 JOO .281 43 SOUTHERN Chattanooga Atlanta Mobile. New Orleans Memphis Nashville Little Hock Birmingham ASSOCIATION W L Pet 86 66 .566 82 72 .532 .523 .519 80 73 73 74 74 79 68 85 64 80 .519 .480 .444 .416 VESTERDAY'8 RESULTS American league New York 5 Washington 1 Cleveland 4-3 St. Louis 0-1 Detroit 4 Chicago 2 Boston 12 Philadelphia 8 National League Brooklyn 4 New York 1 St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 6 Cincinnati 1 . Ris»"ti 3-1 Philadelphia 1-2 Southern League Atlanta 14-4 Birmingham 1-5 Little Hock 2-0 Chattanooga 1-5 Memphis 5-6 Nashville 2-t Mobile 3 New Orleans 1 TODAY'S GAMES American League No games scheduled. National league Brooklyn at New York (2-day night)—Loes (13-C) and Landnim (1-3) vs Lanier (1-11) and Corwin (5-0). Only games scheduled. Southern League Games Tonight Mize Finally Gets Coveted Homer Honor NEW YORK Uv-It took'39-year- old Johnny Mize 14 seasons in the big time, but today he can boast of having hit a home run in every major league ball park. His 354th circuit clout Sunday against Ihe Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium nt»t only took care of the matter of (he only' park in which he hadn't connected previously, but it also gave Die New York Yankees a 5-1 victory over the Nats—because the bases were loaded. The grand slam was the husky ieorgian's 354lh home run of his jig league career and his 1,981st ifetlme hit. Now he's clouled a 'our master everywhere they play n the , big league. inake Bite Unnoticed Even Though It's Rattler BROADUS, Mont. (If) — Morton r -- A rattlesnake bite In :he same category as a bee sling— inrdly worth botherin' with. A rattler bit him while he was ifting a well-casing. He didn't see .he snake, but later noticed two liny hoies in his arm. He felt 'nausea and called a doctor. Alter anti-venom shots, Drane was-back to normal. Read Courier News Classified Ads STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY TWI AMEIIUN BISTIU1K6 «mr*lir, IXC . H«m. III. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Sept. 8 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Bill Canny & Red Robert! vs. Fritz Schnabel & Lee Fields Adulti SOc—Children ISc Also 2 1-FaH Matches 30 Minul* Time Limit Canny YS. Schnabel Roberts vs. Lee Fields 1952 Porkers Will Have Greater Overall Depth (Editor's Note - This Is'the first In a series on prospecte of Southwest Conference football teams. By CAKf, HKl.L FAYETTEVJLLE, Ark. CAP) - Arkansas heads into the 1952 football season with a tornadic backfield, stout guards and tackles' a solid, greater overall depth and more familiarity with its pro-styled system. * But the Hanoi-backs also have one of their toughest schedules in history and problems at offensive end and center. Coach Otis Douglas and his assistants, seeming to feel they can solve those problems, leave no doubt that they expect Improvement over last year's record of five victories and five defeats. This is Douglas' third Arkansas team and the first that has been fully grounded in his split-T system. "The boys know what we're trying to do now." he says, and the result should be more consistently good performances." ' . The No. 1 backfleld of All-Con ference l.amar McHan al quarter, Lewis Carpenter at full Jack Troxcli -and Buddy Sullon at halves Is unsurpassed In the Southwest. H has B ood speed ami maneuvfrablWy despite a wel»h( averase of 200 pounds. That quartet's rushine average In 1951 was bellfr than four yards per try There was little room for McHan to improve as a ball carrier. However, he is a better passer as a junior, has more poise, confidence and experience. To back up this explosive foursome, Douglas has six other lettered ball carriers and some .sopiiomores who are pushing the veterans hard Most notable of the newcomers arc Bob St. Pierre, beanpole quarterback, and Earl Kaiser, a bull-like runner who can operate from either halfback or fullback. A 6-foot-5 southpaw, St Pierre' probably is the Porkers' best passer, Can'l Replace Griffin In his front running offensive line. Douglas calls Sammy Drnnan and Herbert Marshall "the best blocking guards I've ever had " Tom Garlhigton and Buster Craves, the only lineman currently ticketed for both offensive and defensive duty, are back at their starting tackle posts as experienced K. D °u*!v S ndmlts ne can't replace the brilliant Bob Griffin at center but says Wayne Watkins. Jimmy Cauthron and George Moranz may do a • capable Job." Right now. Watkins, a letterman, Is due to start but either of h is sophomore rivals could take over the assignment be- tore the season ends End Coach Dick Humbert appears to be the only person not worrying about the wingmen. He considers h ,7 ?°P r "' a "War for the last half of the 1951 campaign, and Pat Perry, who was sidelined by injuries nil of last year, as his lop hands. Both are fast afoot, clever fakers t B end k '" g " the b ' 8 qucstlon mark Behind Bogard and Perry are lettermcn Floyd Sagely, Edsel Nix and Billy Pi C kcns, plus some tal- I ented but woefully unpolished sophomores. AllhnuKh Kraduatlon look four rcBulars from the line In Arkansas' light 5-4-2 defensive align. mcnt, Douglas believes he'll be almost as strong (here as last year, and adds: "Our defensive secondary will be betfer than ever." Graves and Jim Sperling, also a letterman.,will man the tackle posts. Graves will become a defensive specialist if soph Dick Keyscr develops as expected at offensive tackle. Eddie Bradford, a tough 10-pound Little Rosk soph who moves like i cat, Is due to be the middle man if the defending line. i Guards al Ends Douglas uses guards as defensive ends,, and senior Bobby Unebarrier is back to man one of these crashing posts. Soph Bud Brooks of Wynne is considered a worthy successor to the graduated Frank Fischel on the right side, "in practice." Douglas says happily, 'Ve haven't ^been able to block Brooks Two of the four first string linebackers of last year still are on the Job. They are Sagely and Nix sutton, who alternated with Nix • may play dnly on offense, but Is available if needed. At the moment, the other two backers will be Red ttarren, who saw some action last year, and the untested but rugged iviorsnz. _- ' , Arkansas' prWe and Jo> . on Af fense Is its senior twin safety team of Dean Pryor and Johnny Cole punt-rcfurners and pass-defenders deluxe who have been dabbed Hie "anli-t ouc hd nwn twins " win"!, ^T bat * s ' kl ' ckin & same »'I be/better. Carl Mrvzza. soph P , ^/ S reBard « d "S a better field goal hooter than the departed Pat Simimerall, who kicked f our three pointers last season. He will handle conversions and share kickoffs and punting with McHan Arkansas opens the season against Oklahoma A. and M. at Little Rock '" " '"^ S am « Sept. 20. Then, in o.der the Porkers will take on Houston, Texas Christian Bavlor Texas Mississippi. Texas A. andM.! Rice, Southern Methodist and Tulsa. Trans-Atlantic Plugging Done by Hotels, Cafes NEW YORK Wh-Trans-Atlantio travel is getting so common these days that a Ne«- York hote | and two London cafes have started plugging" each other's establishments. Patrons of the New York hotel headed by irwin H. Kramer, see cards in the lobby recommending that they visit Harry Meadows 1 two cafes when in London. Meadows reciprocates by advertising the hotel 1 ! merits in his cafes. WANTED CAR SALESMAN Experienced man preferred. We have an attractive proposition for the right man _ but please apply in person. All replies will be kept confi- fleiitial, of course. HORNER-WILSON MOTOR CO., 317 East Main, Blytheville. MEN WANTED BY BUCHANAN CHEVROLET CO. We need a first class BODY & PAINT man . . . also combination MECHANIC & BODY & PAINT man to lake charge of our used car department. Top salaries. House to move In. Phone Osceola, 707, immediately. Buchanan Chevrolet Co Osceolo, Ark. -NOTICE- W« want to loan you a Garber Power Se«der to sow your Fall coyer crop seed, if you buy your seed from us at competitive prices. Yes, We Can Handle Your Government Loan Paper. For Further Information Call A. A. HARDY - 705 Clear Luke Are.

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