The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 12, 1954
Page 11
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But No Flag Races To Make 'em Shine By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — No outstanding star ever played more spring exhibition game innings than Stanley Musial. Stan the Man does this in an ef- candidates for the NL hitting crown fort to correct his one batting fault — a late start. Last season, for example, the greatest of the Cardinals didn't hit a lick until well along in June, yet missed his seventh National League batting championship by no more than seven points. Any kind of early foot this spring on the part of Musial and thesother Jake's Serious In Comeback But Langlois Bout Tops Week's Boxing NEW YORK L® — Man all battle stations. Jake Lamotta is on the way back. The Bronx fire plug, last seen making life a TV comic with Rocky Graziano. puts his comeback on TV Wednesday night (CBS) at Miami Beach in a 10-round match with Billy Kilgore of Miami. When Jake quietly knocked over some "nothing" fighter at West Palm Beach a month ago, nobody paid much attention. But the comeback apparently is serious. The Carmen Basilio-Pierre Langlois match at Syracuse (ABC-TV) fight of the week probably will be Saturday night. It's a rematch of a Dec. 19 draw in which all three officials split after a fine late comeback by the Frenchman. Eduardo Lausse, impressive in his first visit to the States, returns from Argentina tonight to box Jesse Turner of St. Louis at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkxvay (Dumont-TV in some sections of the Country). Moses Ward of Detroit, who made many friends in a slugging match with Willie Troy last winter, tops the St. Nicholas Arena card Friday (ABC-radio, NBC-TV) against George .Johnson of Trenton, N. J. Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SUNDAY'S RESULTS Boston (A) 5, Milwaukee (N) 2 Baltimore (A) 5, St. Louis (N) 3 Chicago (N) 12, Chicago (A) 9 New York (N) 5, Cleveland (A) 4 (10 innings) Cincinnati (N) 5, Detroit (A.) 5 Brooklyn (N) 5. New York (A) 2 Philadelphia (N) 1, Philadelphia (A) 0 Washington (A) (N) 2 9, Pittsburgh Brooks G. Ragen, captain-elect of the Yale varsity squash team, is six feet tall and weighs 145 pounds. will know they have been in a shooting match. You hear so much about the dearth of superior ballplayers that you get the idea the old game is going to pot, but a look at the aspirants for individual titles changes your mind. To equal Rogers Hornsoy's seven batting championships this trip, for example, Musial must top such sluggers and poke hitters as Carl Furillo, who is defending, and Red Schoendienst, Duke Snider, Don Mueller. Richie Ashfaurn, Jackie Robinson, Monte Irvin, Ted Kluszewski and perhaps the Giants' effervescent Willie Mays. » * • In the American League, Ted Williams last fall returned from Korea with even more thump than he had when he departed. Once his collarbone heals, Old Eagle Eye will have only one thing in mind— his fifth batting championship. Mickey Vernon is the defender, Al Rosen is expected to keep right on go'lig and Billy Goodman and George Kell have had the taste of leading the pack. Minnie Minoso and Yogi Berra must be considered. On two sound knees, Mickey Mantle could make old-timers forget a lot of hitters they raved about. Larry Doby only has to quit being a problem child. Walking more, the Tigers' young Harvey Kuenn could take it all. On the home run side in the National, playing 77 games at Ebbets Field, Eddie Mathews of the Braves would make Babe Ruths' record 60 look infinitesimal. The Brooklyn bandbox now has Mathews' principal competition coming from the Brooks' Snider, Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges. Ted Kluszewski has a pull at Crosley Field. The Cubs present the firm of Ralph Kiner and Hank Sauer. Musial and Irvin got their LITTLE ROCK — Strong support is being given the Commission's 1954 Quail Restoration Program with the recent revival of interest among quail hunters throughout wie state in greater quail production. is pursuing with the cooperation of both sportsmen and farmers. Pirates possesses tremendous possibilities, even without Greenberg Gardens. American League distance men are Rosen, Gus Zernial, Doby, Berra, Ray Boone and Mantle. Luke Easter and Eddie Robinson hardly will get in enough games to be up among the leaders. * * * Such an authority as Paul Richards of the White Sox and others contend baseball has never seen such pitching. Substantiating this point are the men aiming at 20 victories. They include the National League's Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, Don Newcombe, Carl Erskine, Billy Loes, Warren Spahn, Bob Buhl, Harvey Haddix and Gerry Staley. The American League gives you Mel • Parnell, Bob Lemon, Mike Garcia, Early Wynn, Bob Porterfield, Mickey McDermott, Virgil Trucks, Billy Pierce, Eddie Ford and Eddie Lopat. Reverting to previous form, little The 1954 program consists primarily of furnishing farmers and sportsmen with seeds and plants for the development of food and cover plots. In order to make the planting of bicolor lespedeza plants more attractive to farmers, the Commission ha* adopted the policy of purchasing these plants from farmers on the basis of $3.00 per thousand plants. As a result, the Commission has this year been able to obtain 1,162.000 bicolor plants from this source. An additional 200,000 plants were grown in the Nimrod Lake and Blue Mountain Dam nursery plots. The total 1,362,000 which were made available have been distributed as follows: The Division Approximately 800,000 plants were turned over the Soil Conservation Service for distribution in their areas; 400,000 plants were planted on public lands which are open to the public for quail hunting; and another' 152,000 plants were delivered to interested sportsmen and farmers throughout the state. In addition to the distribution of bicolor, thft Commission has delivered to 2,172 participants a total of 21,300 pounds of sericea lespedeza seed and 21,300 pounds of peas. Over and above these deliveries to regular participants in the Quail Restoration Program, another 6,960 pounds of sericea seed and 6,950 pounds of peas have been delivered to individual sportsmen and farmers throughout the state. The Commission has also turned over 12,000 pounds of sericea lespedeza to the Soil Conservation Service to be distributed to farmers in their areas. Good Year Likely With the revived interest in quail production by cooperative sportsmen-quail hunters, the Commis sion's efforts to develop protective cover and food plots for quail seem likely to have one of its moat successful years in 1954. The payment of $3.00 per thousand licolor plants by the Commission to farmers is also an added incentive to that group for further cooperation in developing quail projects which will accrue-to the advantage of the quail hunter. Quail can only survive and increase under proper habitat condi- tons and the development of these conditionns is the fundamental approach to the quail problem which the Commission has adopted and Bobby Shantz and Alex Kellner could attain the goal of all pitchers with the Athletics and Harry Byrd could do the same as a Yankee. Pitching takes more of a toll from an athlete these afternoons and nights, but pitchers are now relieved at the first sign of trouble. Relief pitchers have become specialists. Pitchers are smarter with a greater variety of stuff and freak pitches. Baseball has its defensive standouts, too — Phil Rizuto. Pee Wee Reese, Chico Carrasquel and Roy McMillan, confining yourself to the shortstops. Baseball still has its names. All it requires is pennant races to go with them. AT BUNKER HILL, IT WAS THi P£AD-EYE MARKSMANSHIP OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE MiiiTfA OATER THE GUARD) THAT STOPPEP COLPTHE WELSH FUSILIERS, CRACK SHOTS OF THE BRITISH ARMY. WEST POINT EACH YEAR SUARDSMCN ARC APPOINTS? TO THf U.S, AMIITARY ACAD6W AT WEST POINT, AND UPON. GRADUATION ARf COMMISSION IN THf U.S.ARMV. HOW MANY PRESIDENTS WfftE 6UARPfi*EN? ABRAHAM LINCOLN, ANDREW JACKSON, OWER ARTHUR AND HARRY TRUMAN HAVE ALL SEEN ACTION AS MEM8HW OFTHEWIOMAL HOW OLD I* A fUARDSMAN? ALMOST 70% Of HflTONAL «UARP*KiN BETWEEN THE A6E5 OF 17 AND 21 -- L6» THAN 5% ARE OVER $5! YOUR LOCAL GUARD UNIT IS-CompMiy "M» ISSrd laf., MUSM National Guard, Blytheirtll., Ark. Thii mesial* pres«nted M » public s«rvice by - Ark-Mo Power Co. Earl T. Wells, ST., of Helena, was appointed by Governor Francis Cherry this past week to fill the unexpired term on the Commission of the late John C. Campbell of Oneida. Mr. Wells comes to the Commission well qualified to serve in this capacity. He is one of Eastern Arkansas' best known sportsmen and has headed the Earl Wells Hunting Club in the southern part of Phillips County since 1922. Mr. Wells and his son.-Earl, Jr., operate a 2,000-acre plantation known as the Long Lake Plannta- tion just south of Helena. Mr. Wells has been quite active in public and civic affairs .He is secretary-treasurer of the Helena Cotton Oil Company, president of the Delta Fertilizer Company, a member of the Helena Hospital board, and is an alderman from the Seaond Ward on the City Council. York, stopped Steve Marcello. BROTHERLY RIVALRY—Frank Boiling, left, who hopes to play second base for the Timers', is n brother of Milt, the Red Sox shortstop. (NE.-\) Weekend Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston—Joe Micelli, 150- T j, New 148- 1 :,, Providence, R. I. (6). Waterbury, Conn. — Irish Pat Mallane, 133 l -_.. Naugatuck, Conn., stopped Johnny Scott, 13t>, Worcester, Mass. <1). Pelican Pitchers Look Tough By TH« ASSOCIATED PRESS New Orleans relief pitchers may suffer from luck of work, this season, ftiicl thut suits numuger Danny of the league leading Pelicans just fine, The Pel bull pen was the quietest spot, in the Southern Association during the four-game series with Birmingham which New Orleans swept with a quartet of route-going performances by Ed Wolfe, Bob Schultz, Curt Raydon and Elray Face. The Birds clubbed the Barons yesterday 11-4 and 9-2. Little Rock stayed unbeaten by sweeping a pair .from Nashville 5-2 and 10-1; Atlanta blanked Mobile S-0 and ChnUnnoo£:t spanked Memphis 8-2. Memphis led in the second game (i-4 alter six innings when a Sabbath curfew hulled proceedings. They will finish It the next time the Chicks come to town. Litth; Rock got a pair of well- pitched games from Ted Kapuschin- ski and Vinci 1 Trakim. Kapuschinski scattered 10 Nashville blows in the opener, and the Travs rapped Vol relief ace Pete Modica for the winning runs in the seventh inninR. His mates gave the 19-year-old TYakun a seven- run bonus in the seventh inning of the afterpiece, although thje youngster didn't need it. His four- Coken Maekawa, Michigan State boxer from Hawaii, is nicknamed "Pineapple," hitter non'g County Brown and Dolph B« i gelsky homered for Little HocM. Reselaky's came with the bM«i loaded. Atlanta managed onty four bite off five Mobile pitcher as iooM« Herb Grlasom and Bob Gig^J* collaborated in the shutout which the Crackers the rubber famt of the opening series. Lanky Jim Pearce *p*c«d •!•** Memphis hits effectively in •» Chattanooga victory. 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