The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1954 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 30, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Redbirds Shape up As TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1954 By ED CORRIGAN AP Sports Writer It seems incongruous that a team that finished 23 games back of the pennant winner should be considered a threat the next year. Yet, the St. Louis Cardinals — although they're not talking pennant by any means — certainly are thinking along those lines. And despite the fact that they can send shivers up and down the opposition's spine with such blockbusters as Stan Musial, Red Schoendienst and Enos Slaughter, their pitching will have to carry the load if they hope to overhaul the Brooklyn Dodgers and fight off the Milwaukee Braves. A* of today ,tbe Cards show a far , from spectacular 13-8 record in th Grapefruit League. But Eddi Stanley's pitchers have been com Ing through handsomely and eve to some losses they've looked good 14 Bans in Six Games In the last six games, the Card hurlers have allowed only 14 runs s little more than two per game They've been supported by 18 runs for those six games and nary a home run. The last round-trippe by a Card was Musial's more thai a week ago. But with Vic Raschi, (obtained from the New York Yankees to work on the Dodgers), Harvey Haddix (with an 0.50 EEA in the exhibition loop), Gerry Staley (an 18-tfame winner last year) and Tom Poholsky (just back from the Army), who got credit for yesterday's 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox, the Cards will be no patsies. Oriole* Still Winning The amazing Baltimore Orioles continued their sweep through the exhibition trail by edging the Chicago Cubs 4-3 for their fifth decision in nine games with the Bruins. The Orioles came from behind to pound Howie Pollet for three runs to the ninth Inning. Six hours later, the Cubs, losers of 15 of their 20 games this spring, Changed managers. Phil Cavaretta wa» let out and Stan Hack, who had been managing Los Angeles, the Cubs' Pacific Coast League dub, became the pilot. ito* New York Giants beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 behind Larry Janaen and Mario Picpne. The vet-: fran Jansen tossed five scoreless Weight Tips Odds To Olson by 8 to 5 By TOM BEANAGAN CHICAGO (AP) — Advantages in weight and record apparently are the main factors that have tipped the betting' odds in favor of Bobo Olson in his title battle Friday with Kid Gavilan. Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher to go •even innings and he had little trouble. The punchless Phils woke Up and. lambasted the Dodgers 19-5. TM Kluszewski played Frank Merriwell for the Cincinnati Red- legs by lofting a two-run home run in the ninth inning to give his club * 94 triumph over the New York Yankees. Washington outlasted the Detroit Tigers 13-8 mainly through the effort! of Eddie Yost, who poled three home runs. Milwaukee defeated Macon of the Batty League 12-4. Cards Ready To Head North Only Four Starters Are Sure of Jobs ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The St. Louis Cardinals break amp here today for the trip to :t. v Louis with Manager Eddie Stanky sure of only four starters aside from his pitchers. Stanky said yesterday sure start- rs were left fielder Stan Musial econd baseman Red Schoendienst, bird baseman Ray Jablonski and atcher Del Rice. Steve Bilko and rookie Tom Al;on are fighting for the first base erth. Stanky said the shortstop osition will go to either veteran oily Hemus or rookie Alex Gram- tas. Rookies Wally Moon, Tom Burgess and Joe Prazier, Stanky said, are still in the running for the center and right field jobs of Rip Repulski and Enos Slaughter. Harvey Haddix, Gerry Staley and Vic Raschi will lead the mound corps with Tom Poholsky, Stu Miller and Joe Presko other candidates for first-line duty. The Chicago White Sox will be the opposition as, the Cards travel north. Transparency of high grade optical glass is 99 per cent, as compared with 85 to 90 per cent for ordinary window glass. The Ivory Hunters Ready to Shove Off By GAYLE TALBOT ! TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This is the week that the great unseen army of baseball scouts breaks camp, too, and begin* its lonely job of beating the backwaters of the land for po tential Babe Ruths and Walter Johnsons. 1 The middleweight champion is an 8-5 favorite, in man-to-man betting, to retain his crown against the welter titlist. Paper Fighting The Gavilan camp scoffs at the odds, saying the differences in weight and performance against mutual opponents—both in Olson's favor—are mere "paper fighting." The feeling there is that Gavilan is the best fighter in the world — up to and even possibly including heavyweights—and that he'll prove it at Chicago Stadium Friday. As for the weight question, there's no doubt that Olson is going to have a distinct edge. He's a steady 160-pounder, at the most may drop a pound below. Gavilan, of course, won his welterweight championship at the 147-pound limit and doesn't figure to be more than five or six pounds heavier ROCKING FANS TO SLEEP — Cecil Schoonmaker, white trunks, and Casey Jones carried on like this for 10 rounds in a San Francisco bout and had the crowd up on its feet—going home -*-throughout the affair. Jones, who failed to land a solid blow. was the loser in this bantamweight tussle. (NEA) against Olson. Good Big Man "We don't expect it to be an easy fight for Bobo," says Olson's manager, Sid Flaherty. "But in the end it's going to be the old story Youngster Stops Danny Bucceroni By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) _ A national unknown until two months ago, Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson today sought a shot at Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano and dared any other leading contender to fight him. And nobody laughed. big man—the good big man always wins." Another Olson strategist says the middleweight champ's heft advan- age may be as much as 10 pounds by ringtime. "Right after the iveight-in, Bobo will start putting )n weight," he declared. "By fight ime he may weigh as much as To all this, Gavilan merely grins. >oints out that he has fought—and Icked—a number of men as big as Olson, and maybe just as good, and ays the weight means othing compared to the difference i degree of pugilistic excellence. "1 am real fighter, you know," s how he puts it. "Bobo I think unches not so very good." For the past month most of the top seekers of talent—at least each club's chief scout—has been stick- Ing around the parent team and its general manager, helping introduce the throng of youngsters whom he ha* helped bring up and getting his orders on what types of players to concentrate on finding during the coming summer .In the final analysis, each club's fortunes depend upon the efficiency—and luck—of its scouting system. 30 Fall Time Scout Every big league outfit lists between 30 and 40 full-time, salaried scouts, so one may get an idea of how thickly they are scattered around the country and how difficult it would be for a really promising youngster, even at the high school level, to escape their eyes., Frequently, scouts from a dozen! clubs will be trying to sign the same boy- Plus Bird Dogs As an added precaution .each salaried scout has a force of his own personal "bird dogs" scattered throughout his territory, which in some instances covers four or five states. Many of them are high school and college coaches, but some of them are barbers and taxi drivers who happen to regard themselves as baseball experts. In most cases, though not always, the "bird dog" has a contract in his dresser drawer. It provides that he will receive a nominal sum, say only $100, when one of his finds is signed and sent to the lowest minors, but that he will receive additional payments each time the kid moves up in the chain. If he eventually reaches the parent club the "'bird dog" may realize $3,500 or more. It's a nice sideline to have. LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION BLANK For players not 13 by January 1, 1954 and who are not MOW members of a Little League team. This registration must b* made or you will not be eligible for the try-outs to be held the first week in May. NAME Phone Address Date Of Birth Mafl or deliver this registration blank to: Albert Taylor. Ark-Mo Power Co. Local Office. This registration is for all players not 13 by January 1. Those registrants not selected on a Little League team will b* eligible for teams in the Pee Wee League. Forty per cent of the plants and 6 per cent of the reptiles on the Galapagos Islands are found nowhere else, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. The tireless, non-stop punching, [22-year old New York Negro became an outstanding challenger dangerous. Dan Bucceroni, third-ranking heavyweight contender, in 1:58 of the sixth round at Eastern Parkway Arena. Second Time Referee Al Beri halted the massacre as the lanky, 2-1 favored Philadelphia!! reeled around the ring with his right eye almost shut and with blood oozing from a cut over the same orb. The 192-pound Bucceroni, stopped for the second time in his career, never fell but he was close to exhaustion when Berl intervened. Bucceroni punched himself out against the relentless 191-^-pound Jackson who kept coming without regard for Dan's vaunted wallop. The Sunday punch that had flattened 30 of Buccy's previous 49 opponents (46 wins, 3 losses) meant nothing to the unorthodox, superbly condition Jackson. Lost Title Shot Bucceroni risked an almost cer- September title shot for a $10,000 guarantee against Jackson. The gamble backfired disastrously. | Hard-hitting Dan was the third "name" fighter in two months to bow before the buzz-saw attack of the unschooled, unlettered youngster who learned to fight by fighting. He said he never went to school but "my mother taught me to read." Ahead of him now" are Marciano, Ezzard Charles, Nino Valdes, Roland LaStarza, Don Cockell and Tommy Harrison. Competent observers, including Jack Dernpsey among the 4,200 crowd for the telecast brawl, give the amazing newcomer at least an even chance against any of them except Rocky. It was only Jackson's 18th pro fight. He earned his biggest purse, about 84,500, The gross gate was 311,246 but TV added another $9,500. Jackson, who trains so often and so vigorously that his managers have to chase him from the gym, has a 16-1-1 record with six kayos. He was outpointed in a six by Bert Whitehurst and drew with Shirley Pembleton in another six. Nebraska ranks fourth among states of the Union in butter production. LOOK FOR THE WORDS "\ Next time you ask for a straight whiskey, look at the labeL If it reads Distilled and, Bottled by you know who made it, where it was made, and who bottled it. And if the name Glenmore is on it too, you know you are getting a uniform product of one of the most respected distilleries in Kentucky. We do not use other whiskies to bottle as Glenmore. If we did the label could not read Distilled and Bottled by. Remember these important facts and cry Glenmore next time. Every Drop Distilled and Bottled fry GLENMORE DISTILLERIES COMPANY OWENSflORO, KENTUCKY LOOK AT THE LABEL! Stan Hack Takes Over Cubs from Cavarretta By HAROLD V. RATL1FF DALLAS (AP) — Phil Cavarretta and the Chicago Cubs parted company after 20 years today and another former Chicago baseball idol — Stan Hack — stepped in as manager. Cavarretta, a star player for 1 ager in two full seasons, was re years but unable to win as man lieved of his post here yesterda. after the Cubs had dropped thei 15th spring exhibition game in 2< starts. It was the first manageria change in the major leagues thi year. ,Wid Matthew*, director, of play NBA Pleased With Scoring AH But Four States Adopt Rating Plan WASHINGTON UH— The National Boxing: Assn. reported today that all but four states have accepted its controversial "10 point must" scoring system. These four are New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. And despite complaints voiced elsewhere by a number of television fans that there is too much arithmetic involved in the system, the NBA's executive secretary, Harvey L. Miller, said he has yet to receive a protest from that quarter since the system went into general effect in January. As a matter of fact, Miller said, fans have been writing in to say they are highly pleased with the uniform system, which the NBA has been plugging since the 1920s. ing personnel of the Chicago organization, told Cavarretta he was to change places with Hack, who has been manager of the Los Angeles club in the Pacific Coast League. Cavarretta balked and said he would seek a major league connection elsewhere. Matthews insisted that Phil wasn't fired but Cavarretta had a different view. "I come home and get fired," he said sadly. He now lives in Dallas and operates a chil dren's amusement park here. No Reason Matthews gave no reason for th action other than that it was "for the good qf all concerned." But a Phoenix, Ariz., Phil K. Wrigley owner of the Cubs, said, "This year when he picked everyone but us to finish in the first division, he was licked before he started. He said he did not have the kind of ballplayers he wanted. He had sort of given up on the boys, so to speak, feeling that they were not pennant material. Well, maybe not, but they could be with the will to win." Hack, who is flying ' to Shreveport to take over as manager tomorrow when the Cubs arrive there ;o play the Baltimore Orioles, said at Los Angeles that he was surprised that he had been picked. "Wonderful" "All I can say is that I'm going By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore (A) 4, Chicago (N) 3 St. Louis (N) 4, Chicago (A) 3 New York (N) 4, Cleveland (A) l Washington (A) 12. Detroit (A) 8 Cincinnati (N) 9, New York (A) 8 Philadelphia (N) 19, Brooklyn (N) 5 Milwaukee (N) 12, Macon (SAL) 4 Cincinnati (N) "B" 6, San Antonio (Tex) 3 Chisox Had Chance at Vic TAMPA, Fla. Ufi— Frank Lane, •eneral manager of the Chicago White Sox, says the White Sox wice last year had the opportunity to obtain pitcher Vic Raschi from the champion New York Yankees. The big righthander was sold this spring to the St. Louis Cardinals, after being waived out of the American League. "The Yankees offered Mm to us last June," says Lane, "but they wanted one of our young pitchers. Neither Manager Paul Richards nor I thought he looked good then." to pick up where Phil left off," Hack declared. "I will add this: it is wonderful to get back to Chicago where j spent my entire major league career." Matthews said Cavarretta was offered the same salary at Los Angeles that he was receiving from the Cubs and that he would, be paid his full 1953 salary although refusing to go to the Pacific Coast League club. Bitter "I was really shocked," Cavarretta said at his home here. "Matthews told me right after the ball game. He just said Stan was coming in to take over the ball club. And if I wanted to stay with the Cub organization, I could take over Los Angeles. I just couldnt' see going out to Los Angeles- I thought I had done a good job with the material I had. So I get fired in spring training." Cavarretta, 37, became manager of the Cubs in midseason of 1951. replacing Frank Frisch. His club was fifth in 1952 and seventh last year. Hack, 47, finished his playing career in 1947 and managed Des Moines in the Western League and Springfield, Mass., in the International League before going to Los Angeles. GOING FISHING? See Eddie For Refreshments BEER — BY BOTTLE OR CASE Nationally Advertised Liquors FISH TALES TOLD HERE (Lies Accepted) Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 122 East Main •t Only a broken wfldflower, offered breathlessly by a grubby-faced boy. But how it can gladden a mother's heart! How dreary' life would be without the little things— that mean so much, Or the things we take for granted— electricity, for instance. Ever stop to think bow much it does for you? For pennies a day it lifts your burden of housekeeping, laundering, cooking—makes your life easier, happier. And what a bargain it is! The average American family gets twice as much electricity per dollar today as it did twenty years ago. What else in your family budget gives you so much for so little money? "YOU ARE THERE"—CBS televiaion-witnew history's great events Ark-Mo Power Co. Today, the McCaul Way! McCaul Tire Store John Burnttt, Mgr. Highway 61 South Phono 8662

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