The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 7, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL T, 1954 Workouts Indicate Top Chick Track Crew Though hampered by spring rains, Blytheville High School's track team is showing indications of being one of the strongest cinder aggregations to represent the school jn recent years. Paced by half-miler Billy Phil-* Mpc, who took first place in las year's state tournament, the Ma roon team finds itself strong in •print, relay and middle distanc events. Mosley to Help But Phillips and another senio Tommy Mosley, are expected 1 pick up the most points once com petition gets under way. Phillips, who turned in a 2:05. in the state meet last year, als< IB scheduled to run with at lea; one relay team and is due to join Jodie Hall in the discuss event. Mosley will be among the mos active of the campaigners. He is to compete in the 100, 220, 440 re lay and broad jump. He may als< run in the 880 relay. At least those are the events on which he currently is working. is possible that Coach Russell Mos ley will tirm that schedule some what. Caruthersville Friday Ralph Snyder, Freddy Akers and Hays Sullivan round out the dash men. Here's the remainder of the squad foster as released by Mos ley: Chfldress, Holbrook, Westbrook Graves, Gilbow, Jones, Abbott Michael, Shanks, Moxley, Polsgrove, Lum, Middleton, Bratton, Thomas, 'Coulter, Colston, J. Edgmon, Bratcher, D. Edgmon, Adams, Tompkins and Thompson. First meet of the year will be Frtday when Mosley takes his team to Caruthersville. He hoped to have a better line on his material following today's workouts when time trials were to be held, weather permitting. How To Make Minor Club Click HUTCH1NSON, Kan., OR —The Chamber of Commerce yesterday sold 45,406 tickets for the Hutchinson Elks' baseball games in the Western Association here- this summer. Virgfl Miller, chairman of the drive, said he expects the goal of 50,000 ticket sales to be reached by the season's opening April 25. The Chamber of Commerce has handled the one-day ticket campaigns six years, guaranteeing profitable operation Of the baseball club. Three Newcomers In Cards' Lineup LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Manager Eddie Stanky, who wants to see some of his rookies under championship pressure before using the axe on the St. Louis Cardinal roster, may open the season with three newcomers at key positions. The rookies who stand a good chance of moving into the opening day lineup against Chicago's Cubs, Tuesday are first baseman Tom Alston and shortstop Alex Gram mas, a pair of $100,000 investments and outfielder Joe Frazier. I expect to start off by two- platooning Alston and Steve Bilko at first," said Stanky, whose Redbirds continue their homeward series with the Chicago White Sox here tctfay. With Bob Rush, a veteran right bander, the Cubs' probable opening pitcher, left handed batter Alston probably will get the first crack. Grammas Ahead Bilko, who bats right handed, will wait for a southpaw pitcher. Grammas, after a slow start because of an arm injury, apparent- y has crowded ahead of veteran Solly Hemus at short at this stage. He was the first of the 100-grand prospects to join the Cards last winter, moving into the Redbird oster by way of the Cincinnati Redlegs. Alston followed the money trail rom San Diego of the Pacific Coast League. Tough for Fratier Of the three rookies. Frazier has he biggest problem to overcome ,0 make the opening day lineup, [e'll have to replace the Old War Horse, team captain Enos Slaugher, in right field. Frazier got his break with the ards after winning the Texas eague batting title last year with klahoma City. Here's the way the opening day lineup looks for the Cards at presnt: Best for Now Rip Repulski, a sophomore, in enter. Al (Red) Schoendienst, the National League's finest, at second. Stan (The Man) Musial in left. Ray Jablonski, a hard-hitting second year man, at third. Either Frazier or Slaughter in right. Alston or Bilko at first. Grammas at short and Del Rice the catcher. Harv Haddix, the lefty who had a 20-9 record last season, is Stanky's pitching choice. "How long I'll go with this lineup is a question I can't answer," said Stanky. "I don't say it's our strongest nine, or fastest, but right now I think it's the best." SWIFT KICK—George Resavage of Castle Shannon made the- mistake of getting between the ball and Lloyd Monsen with rather' painful results. Lifted clear off the ground, either by Monsen's aid or his own doing, Resavage managed to block the ball with his middle.. Action took place during National Challenge CUD Eastern finals at New York. (NEA) Collegiate Mitt Tourney Opens STATE COLLEGE, Pa. legiate boxers from as far away as Hawaii began arriving at the Pennsylvania S ta t e University campus today in preparation for tomorrow's opener of the national collegiate championship tournament. Some of the country's best college pugilists are among the 60 entries competing in nine weight divisions. Fifteen colleges throughout the nation and Hawaii will be represented in the tourney. The championship winners will be named after finals Saturday night. Snead Forgotten Man at Masters By HUGH FULLERTON JR. AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The forgotten man of the Masters Golf- Tournament — the guy whose name hardly has been mentioned in the preliminary speculations — is just a golfer who has won the tournament twice and Whose name is one to be reckoned with in any major event. Happy Oriole BALITMORE (JP)~~ Happy is the word for George J. Diering III, 15. He was chosen as the batboy for the Orioles, Baltimore's new team n the American League, after a con;est in which 250 boys were entered. His favorite Oriole? Outfielder :huck Diering. of course. They are not related, the youngster sadly admits. Sports Roundup— Yanks, Chisox, Indians, Bosox By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most frequently ^heard sounds of spring out our way, running only second to the mating calls of the hot rods, is the urgent demand to know "What's chances of beating those blankety-blank Yankees this time?" It is easy to gain the impression that the five-time world champions are not overwhelmingly popular. In order to preserve a certain amount of professional standing in the neighborhood and at the same time leave an opening against the autumn, we have been using a sort of two-pronged answer with good effect: (1) "Chances don't look bad at all. They got troubles and they're running down." (2) "But it's hard to pick the team that can beat 'em." Hard Work This answer represents the distillation of a month's hard, down- to-earth digging around the Florida training camps. The truth is that, with the American League opener only a week away, the country is full of experts who are in a very perplexed state. They have a strong hunch that the Yankees have lost something important during the winter—besides Billie Martin—and might be taken at last. They wish heartily they could put their finger on the club capable of doing it — Cleveland Boston or Chicago. Can't Do It But they can't, and so, with a few exceptions to please the home folks they are going to pick Casey Stengel's outfit, aging mound staff and all, to hang on and make it six league titles, though not necessarily the same number of world championships. Many believe Brooklyn will wear them out in the next playoff. This is the case here as we make the annual stab at the order of finish: (;) New York. (2) Chicago, (3) Cleveland. (4) Boston, (5) Washington, (.6) Philadelphia, (7) Bal- timore, (8) Detroit. Cleveland, having The name is Samuel Jackson Snead. In what has approached a hysteria of guessing on Ben Hogan's chances of winning his third Masters title, and his second in suc- csesion, Suead hardly has been mentioned. Two of Five But he has won the tournament twice in the past five years, two of the three times Hogan couldn't make it. He was runner-up to Hogan in the National Open last summer and he actually has played more and better golf than Ben has during the winter season. Neither has followed the tournament circuit, but while Hogan was limiting his appearances to a couple of minor events, Snead took in a few more. The Yip§ Snead himself gave one concise reason why he hasn't had too much attention here. After scoring an approximate par 72 in practice yesterday, he said: "I've got the yips. I'm hitting the ball as well as I ever did, but those putts just go off wrong." The "yips," a Snead-coined term, are nothing new to Sammy, but other observers say this is' one of the worst case he ever has had Still, he could shake them off, as he has done before. The fact that Hogan is getting nearly all the attention has helped his rivals in one way. The pressure of being a favorite hasn't hit them. 80 or 60 As for Snead's chances, one observer put it this way: "I'll guarantee Snead will be heard from before the week is over—either because he'll shoot an 80 or because he'll be in the 60s and winning the tournament." So far in the preliminaries, one tournament star has stood out among the crop of young players —the ones Gene Sarazen calls the "amateurs and near-amateurs." Jackie Burke, who was runner- lup to Snead in 1952, fired a round of 67 in yesterday's practice round with Hogan, Claude Harmon and Bob Sweeny. He had a 66 a week ago and has been consistently under par. fired and fallen back, finished second last year for the third straight time, though this time by the increased margin of 8V> games. The Chicago White Sox, after setting a sizzling early pace, faded to third, three more games away from the top. Boston was fourth, 4 Vibehind the White Sox and 7V 2 in front of the if fin-place Washington Senators, who nevertheless played .500 ball for the season.' Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami Beach, Fla—Bobby Dykes, 161, Miami, outpointed Joe Rindone, 162y 2 , Boston, 10. Los Angeles—Buddy Evatt, 132 y 2 , Los Angeles, knocked out Juan Luis Campos, 133, Los Angeles, 3. San Antonio, Tex—Joe Boland, 121, San Antonio, outpointed Alex Santoy, 117, San Antonio, 10. Dykes Finally Finds *£•• Opening Day Pitcher By BEN FHLEGAE ~^ AP Sports Writer Baltimore manager Jimmy Dykes has found an opening-day pitcher by the simple method of announcing the job was open. Unless Dykes second guesses himself between today and Tuesday, it will be fireballing Don Larsen. He clinched the job yesterday. Only hours after Dykes declared his starting lineup set except for ;he mound chores, Larsen stepped lo the hill in Hattiesburg, Miss., and blew down the Chicago Cubs on five hits in a 13-2 victory. The handsome right-hander went the route for the first time this spring. Open In Detroit Baltimore will make its debut in Detroit against the Tigers. The Tigers got beaten yesterday by the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 after Ned Garver had held the Phils scoreless through six innings. A 475-foot double by Del Ennis in ,he eighth drove in two runs and Willie Jones homered off .Ralph Branca in the ninth. The Philadelphia Athletics and he Pittsburgh Pirates, both definite threats to last place in their own leagues, slammed each other's pitching for 37 hits, including nine lomers, in a 17-10 contest won by iie A'». Gus Zernial and Bill Renna of the A's and Frank Thomas of he Pirates hit two home runs each ,t Montgomery, Ala. 20 Knocks Base hits boomed in Lynchburg, Va., too as the Cincinnati Redlegs rounced Washington 18-1. The Reds slammed 20 hits, three of Jiem home runs. Chet Nichols, Milwaukee's big hope to strengthen its pennant bid, was blasted again, this time by he Boston Red Sox, who beat the Braves 10-5. The Red Sox hammered Nichols for seven hits be- ore he gave way to Phil Paine in he third. Stan Again The New York Giants bowed to Cleveland 10-5 and contributed four rrors to their defeat. A two-run ome run by Al Rosen broke up a -2 tie in the fifth inning. Stan Musial hit a home run with wo aboard and Rip Repulski hit is fourth homer of the spring as le St. Louis Cardinals whipped the Chicago White Sox 9-2. ••Vic Raschi Stu Miller checked the Sox n seven hits. The New York Yankees were eld at bay for six innings by Clair arkin, a Red Sox minor leaguer, efore coming to life for a 7-2 riumph over Greensboro of the lass B Carolina League. Parkin ave the champs only five hits. Garver Shows Old Form Tiger Pitcher May Provide Surprise DURHAM, N. C. Gfl—Ned Garver, the Detroit Tigers' curveball- ing righthander, is beginning to $300,000 price tag when he was a 20-game winner with the former St. Louis Browns. Garver a brief holdout this spring. And after agreeing to contract terms, he was promptly tagged for 19 runs on 24 hits in 15 exhibition innings. But yesterday, although credited with the defeat in Detroit's 4-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, Garver staged his most impressive performance of the spring. He gave up only one run and scattered five hits in seven innings. He breezed through the first six innings facing only 20 batters. Chicogoans Are Favored SEATTLE UP) — Nine pins may not seem like much. But falling that many short cost Chicago's red-hot Tri-Par Radio team a chance to become the highest scoring team in 51 years of American Bowling Congress tournament history. Even so, the Chic ago ans left no doubt as to who ranks as favorite to sweep this year's tournament as they posted a 3226 series last night. They went into first place in the Open division. Joe Wilman, who scored 660, second to Carmen Salvino's high of 698, could have given the tri-par quintet the record. But his much- needed strike in the tenth frame was high in the pocket and left the four pin standing. In nearly cracking the record, the new leaders rolled the, high game of the 1954 meet with their Chances Poor For Kellogg Negro Cager Still Near Death's Door LITTLE ROCK, Ark. OK—The «foot-8 Negro cage star whose tip led to the 1951 gambling scandal in college basketball remains in a critical condition with injuries suffered in a car wreck. For five days, Junius Kellogg, the former Manhattan College player turned Harlem Globetrotter, has lain near death. Attendants at the veterans hospital here say his chances for recovery are "poor." Kellogg and four other professional basketball players were hurt when the car in which they were riding overturned near Pine Bluff, Ark., Friday night. The other four received less serious injuries. tan team, Kellogg told officers he had been asked to shave points by gamblers. An investigation revealed that several college players were involved in fixed games. Girl Bowler Is 75 CLEVELAND (IP)— Joe Marz, Cleveland Bowling a&sn. secretary, celebrated her 75th birthday and was feted by her four bowling companions. Peg Parker has been bowling with Jo for 20 years. Maxine Oliver has been in the group 10 years. Wilma Fardy and Sophie McCann Joined 7 years ago. Mrs. Mraz has been bowling for 37 years. lighest in tourney history. Birk Brothers of Chicago set the record of 3234 in 1938. While Tri-Par was racking pins .eft and right, two other teams managed to break into the top ten of the open standings. Madys Lanes Of South St. Paul, Minn., clicked for 2945 to move in;o sixth place, while King Louie Shirts of Kansas City edged into 1115 and their total is the second seventh place with 2936 pins. In 1953 National League team played 245 night gams. This is th same number was played in 1952. tune in! BASEBALL PLAY BY PLAY KLCN-FM with HARRY CARAY MOUOHT TO YOU IY ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC IT. LOMK • NIWAIK • IOI ANOMI Badweisec I A •! « III It Enjoy Tastes Mellow as Moonlight KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOUMIM WHY NOT LUBRICATE THESE TOO? VALVE PISTON 'from the life and vigor of the grain" Original 1870 formula +^ + * * « ' $334 H* 9 JPt. | w*. |£0. A. OiCWIL DOT. CCL LOUISVILU, KY, . M PRO* Plui State Tax The Valves and Pistons in your car get the highest heat, greatest pressure and the POOREST LUBRICATION. 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