The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 24, 1952 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 24, 1952
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS |*| " ' ~ TUESDAY. SEPT. 24, 1953 Marciano Is New Heavyweight King-Dodgers Clinch National Leaguefitie A s Record Is a Fine One — Goal Line Uncrossed in Eight Games Pop It appears from this corner that Coach Harold Stockton and his tviltc Junio Hi Paoes ho are schedul 'Hard Right Stops' WalcottinlSth 40,379 Watch Titfe Change Hands in Close, Bloody Duel By MURRAY ROSE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rocky Marciano, the guy Jcr , sey Joe \ValeoU am! in appears irom mis corner infu uoaun naroia siocKion and his Blytheviltc Junior High Papooses, who are scheduled to take on Marked Tree in their second game of the season heio tomorrow night, are hell- a ^f ^"^ vvaiL'ou ftnn m a H J bent on writing their names on a page of the .stale's Junior high football others said "cin't ffp-M " it ilnt? exists) f.hls sfiaRnn. 1.1, ,', . II H'"'I »n tne new world heavyweight champion, "They'll probably say he still mill, un Mining nidi iiniiLLa un ti i'< 1 6 r ui t -' lv n^tii record book (if such a thing exists) this season. When the Paps take the field! ot eight undefeated, untied and un against Marked Tree's junior In a ar ...- dlans. they will be shooting for their ninth consecutive gridiron victory. What's so .amazing about that? Nothing. But that'6 not all. Not only do the Paps have a string of eight consecutive victories on the block but in chalking up these eight wins their goal line has not been crossed a single, solitary time. Yes sir, for eight games the> have gone undefeated, untied and unscorcd on. The Paps start. their streak way back on Nov. 18, 1950, under ' Coach Earl Stab i ler when they 'closed out that ' season with a 120 win over Wal- fitoclfton nut Ridge. Since that time they have beaten: Marked Tree 21-0, Pnragould 27-0, Newport 21-0, Jackson, Tenn., 13-0, Os- ceqjs 4«-0. Whltchaven, Tenn., 190 and Kei&er 19-0, Six of these seven victories came during their 1951 season, Stockton's first year at, the helm.' The Kelser shutout came In their first game of the 1952 season. ( And a forfeit victory over Walnut Ridge list year is not included In the Paps' record, so actually, if you want to count the forfeit, (he Juniors will carry a nine-game, undefeated, untied and unscored-on string into tomorrow nlght'6 fray. But, Just for practical purposes we ! will go along with the eight game record. K Point* In LS Gune* And if you' ««re to r° buck a little further in (he record books, jo* win ftad that MM Paps' defective retard h even more Mum- Ing. In (hrtr lut 15 ball fames, inctadlnr the drat game of the 1950 Kaaon through the first tame of the current season, the Pap. yielded the opposition a meatier total of K point* while winning 1J and losing two. That's an average of 1.67 points per Same. Oddly enough, the two fame* In which the Faps were flcored on, dher lost. But dont let the rtcord mislead you. The paps are not Just a defensive club'. While holding the opposition scoreless during their span: scored on games, the Paps' often , slvc clicked for a total of 118 points, That's an average of 22.2 points per game. Osccola was the last team to beat the Paps. The jimlor scminoles banded the baby Chlcjts a stunning 6-0 upset on Nov. 8, 1950 when most of the members of the present day Chick team were Just a bunch of cocky ninth graders. 'Die other 13 points given up by the Paps came the week preceding the Osceoia do- fent In the form of a 10-14 shellacking handed down by Jonesboro. Those were the only two losses the Paps suffered In their eight-game season that year and they haven't lost any since. On the Unusual Side The fact that hl« team places a perfect rernnl on the line every time It walks on the field apparently dc«&n't worry Coach Stockton too much. Streaks don't setm to bother him, not to the extent of causing him to become superstitious or n first class ulcer patient at any rate. Naturally, he would like to are that record go on and on but he shows no signs nf lylnjr awnke nights worrying about it. lie plays his ball games as he comes to them and, like everybody else, plays them alt to win. Conch Stockton, who did hU college footballing at the University ot Arkansas, Is now In his second year In coaching and all of his coaching time has been spent with the Paps. Maybe he hasn't been around long enough, yet but he's a little on the unusual side as football coaches go. Nnne of this crying towel stuff for him. He'll tell you straight if ha thinks he has a chance to bent you or if he doesn't and you can take it from there. Stockton thinks his Paps have a pretty fair chance of going through another undefeated season but he's not saying too much about the untied and unscored on part. It's pretty early yet and some tough ball games lie ahead on his team's eight- Jams , schedule. Following Marked Tree come Caruthersvtlle, Paragould, Newport, Jackson, Tenn., O«- ceola and Whltehaven. Tenn. And with that lineup of games, who blames him for not going out to the absolute end of the limb. 'He's a Helluva Fighter/ Marciano Says of Walcott By KAI.PH HERN STEIN PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rocky Marciano was a humble boy In his dressing room last night after winning the heavyweight boxing championship. Hi» first remark, after hilarious well wishers quieted down enough for the Rock to be heard, was a tribute to the vanquished Jersey Joe C/i/cfcs Lose Again 3-0 in S4 Playoff By The Associated Press The on and off Memphis Chicks, now off, tangle with Mobile in their fourth game of the Southern Association playoff finals tonight again at Memphis wth thie Bears nursing a one-game lead. Chick Tommie Hurti nnd Bear Mike Lemlsh will probably do mound honors to start. Both are northpaws. With the scries tied at a game apiece last night, Wade Browning scattered seven Memphis singles to give Mobile a 3-0 win and the one game advantage. Bill Airtonello supplied the only run needed when he blasted one of chubby Frank Biscan's outside fast balls out of the ball park to start the fourth. Browning, who didn't even get a chance to start in Mobile's playoff series with Atlanta, proved precisely the right man for the occasion As cool as the evening, he handled every rough situation with smooth cunning, fanning seven. Until the eighth he gave no more than two hits to an inning That inning Memphis got three but there were two outs sandwiched between them, and the three hitters were leit on base. WaTcott. "He's a helluva fighter, a good tougli guy." Walcott repaid the compliment in kind. He quit the ring. Jersey Joe wants no more of the rough, tough Brockton., Mass, bully boy, who doesn't mind getting hit with everything but the kitchen sink while waiting to land just one punch. Marclano's reticence may have been due to his physical condition. The Rock looked like anything but a ci'ampion as he entered the dressing room. He hnd a bad cut on his scalp, a big mouse under his left eye and a jaggcrt gash on the end of his right eyebrow. He was sick nt the stomach and tired. Winning this title had been no tea party for the 28-year-old slugger. Never Doubled Victory He guessed that his head and eye cuts were the result of head butting. Asked If he ever thought he might not win, the Kock replied unhesitatingly, "Nope." Peter Marciano. father of the new champion, sat in a corner and wept "I'm proud. I'm proud," he told anyone who cared to listen. It seemed as If all of Brockton was m the small dressing quarters. Plash bulbs popped and people were milling around slapping backs and shouting what a great champion Rocky was. On the other side of ihe stadium the scene was different. A heart broken Jersey Joe sat with head in hands. One of his brothers came In and broke into tears as he wrapped his arms around Walcotfs sweaty body. ^ Old Jersey Joe, 38, run out of gas. had finallv Rtad Courier News Classified Ad; e s cant fight," said trainer Charley OoMm/tn shortly after the dynamic 28-year-old flattened Walcott In 43 seconds of the I3th round with one perfect right and sent him Into retirement. "But who's go Ins to beat him?' Marc-iano's manri' Ror. Al Wcili, dis. cussing the future of his fighter, said early today Hint Rocky's next opponent might be Rex Layne, Roland Ln sinrza Rocky Mjrclano or Ezzard Charles. "Maybe it will be Walcott again." added the portly manager. "Who knows? Maybe lic'il change his miml and not quit. All I know is that I signed a contract to meet Walcott again in 00 days and if he wants that fight he can have it. Only it's got to be where I say—maybe Miami and maybe Chicago. "A Fighting Champ" "If Walcott Is really through, then we'll sec about the others. He's gonna 'be a fighting champion, am'tcha, Rocky?" "Sure," said Hocky as he held a wet towel to a mouse under Ills left eye while blood trickled from a cut on his scalp and from a gash between his eyes. It took elgnt stitches to sew up nn ugly Incli and a quarter on his head and six to patch up the cut on his forehead. • "But first my wife and I are go- Ing to have a wonderful time," said Hocky. "We're going to go to New York and see every show in l»wn. We're going to have a wonderful time." All the while nocky was in train- Ing for the climactic, fight of his career, his wife Barbara was barred trom camp. Although she expects a child in November, Barbara watched the thrilling slugfcsl along with •10,319 paying fans in mammoth Municipal stadium. RlKht Dld'it She saw her husband, battered and bleeding, knocked down for the first time in his career, come back to end one of the most exciting battles of modern times with one perfectly executed right hand blow to Walcotfs Jaw. Rocky followed with a left that grazed the stricken champion's head... as the 38-year-old Walcott slow!y=-fel! to the deck. But It was the r.leTH that turned the tables just as it was Jersey Joe's one left hook- that enabled him to knock the crown off Charles' head In the steaming heat of Pittsburgh on July 18, 1951. Un until then It hart gone mostly nlcott's way. Jersey joe floored Marciano in the first round It was the first time the Rock had ever gqne down. But he was up at this four count. The old gent was well ahead on the scorccards ot all three officials at the end. Referee Charley Da»- gert had It 7-4-1; Judge Pete Tomasco scored It 7-5 and Judge Zach Taylor saw It 8-4. STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY tM MHKAN HIIIUIM COMMIII, IK. < Only Faint Hope Left For Indians CLEVELAND <m~ The race was- n t officially over for the Cleveland Indians, but you could almost read finis In their eyes as they filed Into the dressing room. They had given It everything;, 15 wins in their last 11 games and six straight victories. But now a crushing 10-1 defeat ov • the Chicago White Sox had all but) removed the pennant from their! grasp. They had only three games' eft and they were U4 games behind And the the New York Yankees. Yanks had six to play. The players showered and dressed quietly. There were a few s'.rains of "Hang In there." but most of them had little to say. Manager Al Lopez, like the oilier; hart had plenty of time to reflect on the loss. The White Sox hart gotten five runs In the first inning and hy the end of the fifth it was 7-1. He looked a little disgusted but not too downcast. Rocky Is First White Champion Since Braddock PHILADELPHIA Vf> — Rocky Hf sr - ciano is the first member of the caucasisyi race to hold the world heavy-weight boxing title since June 22, 1037. Joe Louis ascended the throne then by knocking out James J. Braddock In the eighth round of their bout in Chicago. Louis held the title until 1949 when he announced his retirement and Eziard Charles took over. Charles was champion until knocked out by Jersey Joe Walcott on July 18, 1551. Walcott. in turn, was Knocked out by Marciano, an Italian-American whose real name is Rocco Marchegtnno. in the "hlr- teenth round at Philadelphia last night. LINE HEM- — They're a year or so away from regular duty but Allen Shank., (left) and Don Worrell, 'a pair of .sophomore line candidate, are ready to (tlva what help they can this year. Worrell listed at 170 uounds. Is a tackle and Shanks, at 180, is a guard. (Courier News i'hofo) Shantz Injury Sends Yanks' Stock Soaring PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A pitch thrown by a hurler on a second division ball club to a batter with nani ™« 8y ™ ^^ The pitcher was the Washington ' Senators' Walt Mastcrson. The hit- er was the Philadelphia Athletics' southpaw, Bobby Shantz. The toss unleashed by Masler.son . ?.sloi-f!,iy in (iic second Inning of a Washington-A's game fractured Slmm?/ pitching wrist and sent, the New York Yankees' pennant hopes' -soaring. As a result of Cleveland's 10-1 loss to. the Chicago White Sox yesterday, the Indians now trail the pennant-conscious Yankees by a game nntl a half. The Indians have three games left and the Yankees six, three of them at the tag end of the schedule against the Athletics at Phllndel- Until yesterday, A's manager Jimmy Dykes had figured on Shantz to winji up that three game set At that stage the Junior circuit could very well be knotted with the Irjdmns and Yanks batting evcn- stcphen for 1952 honors In other words. It is possible little Bobby Shantz, the American League's leading hurler with 24 wins and seven losses, could have sent the Yank'" 10 " plily °' f by whi nP |n S As matters now stand. Dykes will have to rely on one of his second string hiiriers to meet the Yankees <« . t ^ ., •""" ""*• I'li'fCL-:) v,jm.iiuraii at. ^t. I.OULS Kaffens- in one of the three games. And tha.t berger (15-13) or Church (5-9) vs one game could very well be the Mizell (10-7) ' deciding one of the struggle. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York Bo 58 Cleveland 90 61 Chicago 79 11 Philadelphia Boston Washington ..,.76 St. Louis .......62 87 .416 28'/z Detroit « 101 .327 42 ...78 13 75 .73 "75 87 .603 .596 ] .527 12 .511 13 ,507 15 .503 15'/ 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE W ..95 -.88 ..86 ..84 ..75 ..66 ..63 GB 8 Pet. .633 .595 .677 8'/ 2 .SCO 11. .491 20'/ z .443 28>/ 2 .426 31 Brooklyn New York St. Louts ' . Philadelphia Chicago Cincinnati Eoston Pittsburgh YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 10 Cleveland 1 Philadelphia 4 Washington 3 SI. Louis 3 Detroit I (night) New York at Boston postponed, rain. ..41 110 .212 5414 National League Brooklyn 5-0 Philadelphia 4-1 (2, twl-ntght-secoml game 12 innings) SI, Louis 4 Cincinnati 3 (10 nnings) Boston at New York (2) postponed, rain. (Only games scheduled). TODAY'S GAMES American League New York at Boston (2) Raschl (16-6) and Gorman (5-2) or Black- ivell (1-0) vs Kinder (9-5) and Parnell (12-11). St. Louis nt Detroit Pllletle (10-13) vs Black (0-0). Chicago at Cleveland Kretlow (4-3) vs Lemon (21-11). (Only games scheduled). Notional League Boston at New York (2) Johnson (0-2). and Burdette (6-10) vs Koslo (3-7) and Maglie (17-8). Philadelphia at Brooklyn Ho- berls (26-7) vs Labine (8-3). Cincinnati at St. Louis Raffcns Split with Phils Sews Up Flag; Yankees Gain Ground Bjr RALPH RODENT AP Sports Editor The Prospect of New York's 10th "subway" World Series since 1921 is extremely bright today with the Brooklyn Ud a( ' y "'"" aml Ule Now York Yankees pounding Brooklyn provided the long suffering fans of Flatbush their first restful sleep In ihree years last night as they clinched the 1952 National League pennant, their ninth since 1890. True, the Brooks won the bunting only three years ago but many a member of the faithful experienced countless nightmares the past two seasons. In 1950 the Brooks missed tying Philadelphia for (ho pennant by bowing to the Phils on the last day of the season Last year the Dodgers blew a. 13(4. game lead and were beaten out for the blue ribbon by the New York Gian^ In a three-game play- Brooks nailed it up off. The Johnny Rutherford pitched Ores- sen's Dandies to a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia in trie fj rs i game of a twi-night doubleheader The Phils won the anti-climntie game 1-0, in 12 innings. Rutherford's seven-hit triumph jave Brooklyn 95 victories and maJe it impossible for the second- place New York Giants to pull another miracle. The Giants have SB and only six games re- victories maining. Yanks Forge Ahead The Yanks, meanwhile, moved ! 2 games ahead of Cleveland in the waning American League struggle without Hexing their muscles. While the Bombers loafed in Boston, the Indians were ambushed 10-1, by the Chicago White Sox. The Yanks' game with the Red Sox was rained'out. York can assure itself of no worse than by winning only maining tie for the flag three of its re- six games. Both the (Only games scheduled). . e Yanks. and Indians have each won 90 games but Die crestfallen Indians have lost three more. Joe Dobson, a member or the Indians many moons ag'o, choked off his former associates on six third to give the Invaders a hits while the White Sox flayed Mike Garcia and three firemen for 14 assorted blows. The A's nipped the Senators, 4-J, with old Dobo Newsom gaining credit for the victory. Bobby Shanlz was struck by one of Walt Masterson's pitches in the second inning and suffered a broken left wrist. Brooklyn was forced to come from behind to heat the Phils before 24,408 screaming fans who showed up at Ebbets Field for lha kill.-Gran Hamncr rocked Rutherford for a grand-slam homer in (he time • 4-1 lead. Wyroslek Did H The Dodgers got one back in the fourth on a four-bagger by George Shuba and locked it up against Knrl Drews with three in the fifth. Pinch-hitter Johnny Wyrostek doubled home Ed Waitkus with the. winning run in the marathon nightcap. The Jubilant Dodgers hoisted Manager Charley Dressen on their shoulders during a gala celebration In their clubhouse. Dressen praised rookie relief ace Joe Blacfc and reserve outfielder Shtiba. "We'd never won the pennant without them." Chuck said. The happy Dodger skipper said he may start Black in the first World Series game and added, We'll give them a battle, no matter who it is." In other games, the St. Louis Browns defeated Detroit, 3-1 behind Bobby Cain and the St. Louis Cardinals nipped Cincinnati, 4-3, l n 10 Innings. tween the , A doubleheader be- Giants and Boston oson Braves was rained out. Pittsburgh and Chicago were idle. Weight is a measurement of the attraction of the earth for a body on or near its eurfaee. the well dressed man wears -Winthfop Winthrop's Brown Scotch 13.95 Winthrop's Genuine Shell Cordovan .12.95 Winthrop's Tan Calf Value 12.95 Winthrop's Black Calf Dress 12.95 "/ Winthrop's Brown Scotch Grain U-Tip 12.95 Winthrop's Brown Scotch Grain 10.95 vUeitirooh'6\ FAMILY SHOE STORE Maln = [Phone 23421

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