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SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS pAGimn Chickasaws Fair In First Track Test Billy Phillips Turns In 2-.05 Half-Mile Encouraged by their first inter-school meet yesterday, Coach Russell Mosley Monday will begin preparing his Chickasaw track team for an invitational meet in Jonesboro next Thursday. Yesterday, the Chicks went to Caruthersville and managed to come off with several first, though losing by 88H to 29U. The Tiger trackmen have been at it longer and shut out the Chicks in a number of events. 59-Second First Quarter Billy Phillips turned in a sparkling 2:05 half mile, running the first quarter in 59 seconds, but turning in a rather slow 66-second second lap after all competition vanished. Ray Westbrook finished fourth in the half-mile. Red Childress' time .of 56.1 was good enough to win in the quarter- mile and Holbrook finished up 'with the top four. The mile relay team composed Sullivan and Phillips also came in of Childress, Jimmy Holbrook, Hays with a first place. Only other first •was taken by Phillips who won the discuss events. Mosley Second in 100 Tommy Mosley was second and Sullivan fourth in the 100. Mosley was a trifle slow in getting away and broke his stride when he stepped on something on Caruthersville's dirt track and finished a step or less beind Jim Leslie. Time was 10.4. Sullivan toko a third in the 220 and the Maroons didn't do too well in either broad jump or high jump. Freddy Akers was second in the 189 low hurdles and the 880 relay team, composed of Danny Edgmon, Drane Adams, Tom Lum and Bratton, finished second. Akers Has 9-9 Vault Akers turned in a 9-9 pole vaulting effort, which is a good early- season mark, but' wasnt* good enough against CaruthersviUe, which has been in six meets this year. Allen Shanks was third in the shot putt, Ronnie Bagley finished third in the mile and Childress took a fourth in the broad jump. Going Fishing? GFC Lists Likely Spots LITTLE ROCK (£>)—The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said today that fishing prospects for the weekend are good in the following areas: Baxter County — Lake Norfolk, bass. Boone—Bull Soals Lake, all fishing. Crittenden—all lakes, crappie. Drew — Lake Wallace, crappie, bream. Garland -— Lake Hamilton, crappie. white bass; Lake Ouachita, black, brown and Kentucky bass. Independence—all streams,, crappie. Lee—White Hall Old River, crappie; Bear Creek Lake, bass, bream. Logan—Blue Mt. Lake, bass, crappie. Lonoke — Clear Lake, crappie, bream. Pike—Narrows Lake, bass, crappie. Scott—Square Rock Lake, bass, crappie. Zulueta Next For Paoli Rosi Italian Lightweight Impresses in Main Go NEW YORK MP)— Paoli Rosi, who used to work in his father's fireworks factory in Rieti. Italy, is skyrocketing in the lightweight boxing class. The 26-year-old Italian import with the receding hairline made good as a main event TV fighter last night by stopping Eddie Compo on a technical knockout in 54 seconds of the sixth round at St. Nicholas Arena. It was his first main go. An estimated 1500 paid $3,000 to see it, Zulueta Next As a reward for his convincing job on a veteran of 85 pro fights, Rosi was given an April 30 St. Nick's date with Orlando Zulueta, the high ranking Cuban. "If he wins that one we'll yell for a shot at the champ—Paddy DeMarco," said Manager Carmine Tarantino without too much originality. Rosi dropped Compo for an automatic eight count with a long "sucker" righthand lead to the jaw in the third. He had given Compo a good going over in the second. Again in the fourth and fifth, he drove Compo around the ring. 12-5 Favorite A hook to the body drove Compo into a neutral corner early in the sixth. As Rosi drove home a barrage of blows, Compo went to his knees and Referee Al Berl stopped the fight. Rosi, at 133 9i, was a 12 to 5 favorite over Compo who weighed 133. It was the Italian's 23rd victory in 26 starts, 22 by knockouts. He has lost once and drawn twice. Manila's Pierce Is At It Again MANILA — Manilas' Joe Dean Pierce has picked up where he left off last year. Thursday, he took the mound against Leachville and fanned 16 in seven innings. Ronnie Kennett got the only hit off him in a game which was the opener for both teams. D. Wagner, Hatcher, R. Wagner and Horner, each with one safety, led Manila to its 2-0 victory. Leachville's Crowell gave up but four hits, fanning one, in his seven-inning performance. Seven innings constitute a game in the county's high school league. Ugly Duckling Carries Looks Converted Outfielder Is Still Socking The Long Ball By THE ASSOICATED PRESS Converted outfielder Roy Hnwes. nn ugly duckling at first base for Chattanooga last year, has carried his torrid spring training work into the Southern Association season. The big Ringgold. Ga.. lefthand- er socked a pair of doubles and a single yesterday to pace the Lookouts to a 7-5 victory over Memphis before an audience of 11,027. by far the largest turnout of the four lidlifters. Following the Chattanooga-Memphis afternoon opener, Mobile cuffed Atlanta 9-6; New Orleans topped Birmingham 11-4; and Little Rock downed Nashville 7-5 in 10 innings. Gate Up An aggregate of 28,788 paying customers turned out for the cir- ,cuit's 66th opening, and this bettered the 1953 showing by the same cities by 1,097. However, they were secondary openers. The total last year for the inaugurals at Atlanta. Birmingham. Memphis and Little Rock was 32,111. Hawes, who fanned 69 times last season while compiling an unimpressive .265 batting average, has been a new man since Cla Ermer switched him to right field. A pair of lefthanded hitting outfielders slugged extra-base wallops in the 10th inning to give Little Rock its victory before a crowd of 5,705 at Nashville. Carl Linhart, a Detroit Tiger until a few days ago, tripled and scored what proved to be the winning 1 run on a wild pitch by Vol rookie Jim Graves. To wrap it up, Ralph (Country) Brown followed with a home run. Righthander John Weiss, who yielded one hit in three innings of good clutch hurling, was the winning pitcher. Pels Hit Hard New Orleans pleased a home crowd of 5.344 by hitting early and often to overwhelm rookie-studded Birmingham. The Pels, looking powerful with lavish material fresh from Pittsburgh, rocked rookie Jack Urban for four runs to the first inning. Felipe Montemayor, veteran Mexican outfielder, sent the youngster to the showers in the second with a home run. Husky Ed Wolfe, although touched for 11 hits, was never in serious trouble. Outfielder Hal Grote annoyed the 6- foot-4 Pelican righthander with a home run, a triple and .a single. The other Barons were far less potent. Mobne aispiayed the second largest crowd. 6,712, and sent the folks home happy. Atlanta fell to the clutch slugging of rookie Bear outfielder Ray Cuccharini, whose two homers accounted for five runs. Bob Montag of Atlanta, the opposing leftfielder, also rapped a pair for the circuit but each came with the bases empty. Atlanta's Nat Peeples, first Negro to play in the Southern, made his debut as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. He grounded out to the pitcher. Sports Roundup— A Curve Ball and Slat's Hero NEW YORK (AP) — In Tebbetts, the new Cincinnati Bridges, whom he caught at year span in the mid-thirties. "If they'd ever taken pictures of Tommy's curve there wouldn't be any of that silly argument about whether a ball breaks," Birdie said postively, "Once I got sore at him for shaking off my signs and I "went out to him and said 'okay, wise guy, you know so much, throw anything you want to and I'll catch it. You won't ger any more signs from me today. 1 "We went along all right for an inning or so, and then there came a spot that was perfect for a fast ball. I was set for it, all right, but it wasn't a fast ball. It broke down and hit my foot and nearly killed me. I was dancing around and Tommy hollered 'all right, Birdie, want to give up? I spent six pitches setting that one up for you.' I never tried that on him again." By GAYLE TALBOT a recent fanning bee about great curve ball pitchers, Birdie manager, said he believed he would have to take Tommy Detroit. Bridges won 66 games for the Tigers over a three- r Ball players have their heroes, Fights Lost Night By TFIE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (St. Nicholas Arena) —Paoli Rosi, 133 3 4, Rieti, Italy, stopped Eddie Compo, 133,- New Haven, Conn., 6. Pbib.de'plra —Carmen Bartolo- nl o, ' 'OVi, Philadelphia, knocked out Chico Coursey, 147, Chester, Pa., 4. Hamburg, Germany — Gerhard Hecht, Germany, outpointed Jacques Hairabedian, Prance, 15. 'v^r Eurc"cr t n I'T'V'oavyweight i chnrnplmship exact weight* not I available;. I too. Marty Marion's was Joe Dimaggio. Though they served their playing careers in opposite leagues, the former St. Louis Cardinal shortstop saw considerable of Joe in spring exhibtion games, in all-star games and in several world series against the Yankees. Asked if he wasn't maybe passing up another pretty good player who was around in his time, named Babe Ruth, Marty said it was one of the regrets of his life that he never saw the Bambino in action. "Maybe you'll find it hard to believe, but I've been in this game 19 years, 15 of them in the big leagues, counting this one, and I never had a chance to see Ruth play," he said. The outstanding quote of the new baseball season was credited to Dave Philley, the eminent outfielder, who, upon being traded from the Philadelphia Athletics to the contending Cleveland Indians, said: "Playing against 'em, I never saw any reason why they shouldn't win ihe pennant. I hope I can put some fire into "em." The remark was reported to have received a somewhat mixed recep- iion in the Cleveland dressing room. FOUR FOR THE MONEY—Two-year-old maidens fight it out nearing the wire after five furlongs at Jamaica. N.Y, Snoozie, on rail. Charley O'Brien up. won. Shining Star, next, Hcdley Woodhouse aboard, placed. Galarch, outside. Jimmy Nichols in the irons, showed, ahead of Wire Line. Pete Moreno in the pilot house. <NEA) Mantle Knee Gets First Test Today NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Mantle's ailing right knee gets its big test today and the seven other American League managers will be watching the results as closely as New York pilot Casey Stengel. If the 22-year-old slugger shows no ill effects in the exhibition game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, he'll open the season in his accustomed center field spot. If the knee acts up. the other clubs won't have to face him for an indefinite period. That's why the other managers will be waiting for his clinical report. Actually, the doctors have advised against Mantle going back into action so soon. But he has been running smoothly. Because of this and the wretched showing of the Yanks—especially in their 8-2 loss to the Brooks yesterday- Stengel has decided that the time for the big test has come. Mantle had two operations on his knee during the winter and until the past week hl-s recovery has been slow. He has done some pinch hitting, but all from the right side of the plate (he's a switch hitter) because he couldn't etride on his injured leg. "If he does all right today." said Stengel, "I'll be able to use him in the opener. He wanted to start yesterday, but I told him to wait another day. I hope he won't try to do too much out there, but I know he's liable to run . right through the Scoreboard." For his part, Mickey promised not to overdo it. "I won't make any dives out there," he said. "Not for a while, anyway. I can run pretty good now. But I still can't take sharp turns." TV Wrestlers To Appear on Legion Card Six man tag wrestling, featuring a couple for grapplers who have been seen here often in televised touts, returns to the Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Promoter Mike Meroney has lined up fcr the Monday night feature of his American Legion-sponsored bouts, two top three men teams of heavyweights with Karl "Killer" KowaLski and Chic Garibaldi heading the card. Kowalski and Garibaldi will appear on opposite sides. Teaming with Kowalski will be two other j veteran toughies, Eddie Malone and \ Wild Man Zimm. Garbaldi. one of three St. Louis | brothers, will have as his partners j a newcomer, Tom Drake, and Jack j Welch. i Both Garibaldi and Kowalski have appeared recently in nationally televised wrestling bouts originating in Chicago and St .Louis. Both have appeared in Blythe'ville in person before but not in recent months. Garibaldi is a brother of Gino and Ralph Garibaldi both of whom have wrestled here and both of whom were quite successful in the heavyweight ranks. In addition to the main event, three one-fall perliminary bouts are also on the card with Drake meeting Malone, Zirnm taking on Garibaldi and Kowalski meeting Welch. The first baut is set for 8:15. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Won Lost Pet. Behind Chattanooga . 1 0 1.000 — Little Rock ..10 1.000 — Mobile 1 0 1.000 — New Orleans 1 0 1.000 — Memphis 01 .000 1 Nashville 0 1 .000 1 Atlanta 0 1 .000 1 Birmingham . 0 1 .000 1 FRIDAY'S RESULTS Chattanooga 7, Memphis 5 Little Rock 7, Nashville 5 Mobile 9, Atlanta 6 New Orleans 11, Birmingham 4 TODAY'S GAMES Atlanta at Mobile ' * Birmingham at New Orleans Little Rock at Nashville Memphis at Chattanooga CORRUGATED METAL CULVERT PIPE Automatic Flood Gates Concrete Culvert Tile Concrete Septic Tanks Metal Septic Tanks Best Prices — Prompt Delivery Webb Culvert Tile Co. Highway 61 at State Line Phone 8414 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA ^^ ^H 9 9 • « ^v » • v^ ^^ •» VPM ^M ^^r m -^^ v •* w v • m ^v V ^» w WRESTLING Monday, April 12 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15c 6 MAN TAG MATCH KARL "KILLER'* WILD MAN EDDIE K0WALSul, ZIMM, MALONE Yl. CHICK TOM JACK GARIBALDI, DRAKE, WELCH Also 3 1-Fall Bouts Drakt vs. Malont Zimm vs. Garibaldi Kowalski vs. WeJch Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOIATED PRESS Milwaukee (N) 3, Boston (A) 1 Chicago (N) 6, Chicago (Al 5 Cleveland (A) 1, New York (N) 0 Detroit (A) 10, Cincinnati (N) 5 Brooklyn (N) 8, New York (A) 2 Pittsburgh (N) 13, Philadelphia (A) 4 Philadelphia (N) 2, Washington (A) 2 (called end of tenth, cold weather) tune in! BASEBALL PLAY BY PLAY KLCN-FM with HARRY CARAY MOUOHT TO YOU BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH, INC IT. IOUI* . NiWARK • LO$ ANOflff Budweisee I A • I I lilt ROBERTSON DISTRIBUTING CO. From All Appearances Yankees Aren't Ready By ED CORRIGAN Associated I'ress Sport* Writer Allie Reynolds blasted. Whitey Ford out of condition. Gerry Coteman slow getting to- to form. Mickey Mantle injured most of the spring. No matter what Casey Stengel says about winning a sixth straight American Leagut pennant, the New York Yankees were a far-ftrom-settled baseball club today — only thret days before the opening of the season. Stengel needs no urging to prophesy another flag. But it could be he's whistling 1 while wnlkinp past a urraveynrd. The old professor knows that this Yankee club has compiled the saddest, spring record since he took the reins. Only Two? Cleveland and Chic a pro are the only two clubs in the league with enough power and pitching to make it tough for the Yanks. Yet the Indians have been futile against the New York Giants most of the spring and the Sox have not been overpowering at the plnte. The Yanks dropped an 8-2 decision to Brooklyn yesterday at Ebbets Field in a "renewal" of the 1953 world series. Only this time there was a slight switch. The Brooks were the ones who applied the big blows—two home runs by Junior Gllliam and a base- clearing double by Sandy Amoros —and held the lead the rest of the way. It was the sixth straight defeat for the Yanks. Allie Victim Reynolds was the victim of both Gillinm home runs and. in fact, all the Brooks' tallies. Johnny Sain pitched the last four innings. He held the Dodgers to two hits. Carl Erskine, Clem Labine and Jim Hughes combined to hold the Yanks to seven hits. Warren Spahn, the National League's No. 1 lefthander, went the distance for the first time this spring, pitching Milwaukee to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Andy Pafko was involved in all the Braves' runs. He hit a bases-empty homer, scored again in the fourth and sent Danny 0'- Connell home when Milt Boiling fumbled his grounder in the eigh'th. The Indians Shut out the Giants 1-0 behind Early Wynn. who pitched fine ball, and Mike Garcia, who was in trouble all through the final five Innings. Sal Maglie gave another impressive performance for the Giants, limiting the Indians to three hits in five innings. Larry Jansen. who replaced the barber, was the vic- ti mof a ninth-inning double by Bill Glynn and single by Al Rosen. Pittsburgh, a mighty crew of sluggers, clubbed the Philadelphia A's 13-4. Bobby Shantz permitted the Buccos only one run in four innings, but they jumped on Bob Trice for 12 runs and a. dozen hits. The Chicago Cubs edged the White Sox 6-5. Jack Harshman who pitched the first seven innings for the Pale Hose, deserved a better fate. The C?ubs scored five runs off his offerings, but only one was earned. Errors paved the Way for the others. Paul Minner and Warren Hacker divided the mound duties for the winners. Nine runs in the first two innings were enough of a cushion for the Detroit Tigers and they defeated Cincinnati 10-5. The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Senators played a 2-2 tie before a gathering of only 867 in Washington. American Pilots Like Own Teams By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Casey Stengel predicted today the New York Yankees will win their sixth consecutive American League pennant. Manager Al Lopez forecast a Cleveland flag and pilot Paul Richards declared his Chicago White Sox will beat out both the Yankees and Indians for the championship. In contrast to the variance of opinion in the American League, practically all el^ht pilots have tabbed the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers as the teum to boat for the National Lague championship. •'We're Champions" "We are the champions and we should do it again." declared Stengel, winner of five straight pen- nanUs. "The second team should be Cleveland, on their good pitching and that rookie Rudy Regaldo who 1 .see playing second base and Dave Philtey w'ho will help their outfield,. Third' has to be Chicago. Boston should be forth, whether Williams plays or not. Washington is fifth. The other three I can't rate in order. Lopez based his belief on a Cleveland pennant "because the Indians nre stronger whereas the Yankees are weaker." Lost Three "Nobody can tell me that a team could lose three players of n cal- ibre of Johnny Mize, Viv Raschi and Billy Martin in one season as the Yankees did and not suffer," Lopez said. ''Mize won ft lot of games for them." "The way I see the order of finish Is: Chicago. New York, Cleveland and Boston," predicted Richards, "Washington is an improved and dangerous club, and Detroit, Philadelphia and Baltimore all appear to be stronger. Other managerial comments: Lou Boudreau, Boston Red Sox: "New York and Cleveland are the bail clubs we have to beat. Boston and Chicago must be regarded as the dark horses." "Lost Something;" Buckey Harris. Washington Senators: "Judging from the results in spring training, the Yankees have lost something. But I don't know which club can beat them." Jimmy Dykes, Baltimore Orioles "You've got to stay with the Yankees to win it again. 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