The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 15, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1984 Don Newcomb Gets Revenge on Giants By JOE REICHLER AP Sports Writer Do* Newcombe finally has rid himself of the shadow that hung over him for 2 1 /* years The big Brooklyn pitcher may have won the most important game of his career last nigh 1 iriMft h* hurled the Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. Although he wouldn't admit it, the triumph must have been in the nature of sweet jevenge for the Negro right-hander. It was in this park back on Oct. 3, 1951, that he suffered the saddest moments of hit life. HM Thomson. Blow That was the fateful -day when lb« Giants' Bobby Thomson hammered that heard-around-the-world homer in the ninth inning of the final playoff game to snatch a pennant away from Brooklyn. True, the homer was hit off Ralph Branca but it came after the Giants had batted Newcombe out of the box with three ringing hits. The Giant-Dodger scrap was the only night affair in yesterday's five-game schedule. Homers by Gil Hodges and Junior GUliam decided that one. Jones to Leadoff lh the afternoon, Philadelphia, behind the four-hit pitching of southpaw Curt Simmons, vanquished the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0. Third baseman Willie Jones moved up from seventh to leadoff in the batting order, drove in three Philly runs with a home run, double and two singles. Bob Lemon threw a three-hitter at Chicago as the Cleveland In- dtaoe whipped the White Sox 6-3 to sweep the two-game series. The v« t e r an right-handed ace permitted only one hit after the first Inning. WaHy Westlake poled his Mcood homer in two days for Cleveland. Rookie left-hander Jack Xattfaman, first of four Chicago pitchers, was charged with the defeat. A pair of ninth-inning errors by Wayne Terwilliger presented the Hew York Yankees with the winning ran as the world champions nipped the Nats 2-1 behind Eddie liopat. With on« out, Johnny Schmitz walked Phil Rizzuto. Lopat topped a baH which Eddie Yost fielded- at third and threw to Terwilliger for what looked like a certain double play. Terwilliger dropped the ball. A moment later he muffed a soft pop by Hank Bauer and Rizzuto scored from third with the winning run. BaUmore's Orioles achieved their first American League victory in 52 years, edging out the Detroit Tigers 3-2. Right-hander Duane Pillete permitted six hits, protecting a three-run advantage his Oriole mates had grabbed at the expense of starter Ray Herbert in the first inning. Junior Stephens' two-run single was the decisive blow. Big Ten Slapped Down on TV Issue By SKIPPER PATRICK KANSAS CITY (AP) — Member schools of the NCAA gave a harsh "no" to the Big Ten Conference in voting for the seventh straight year to continue its limited nationally con trolled program of televising football games. Pemiscot Track Swim Derby Gets Started DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (ft — "A record field of 383 swimmers begins competition today in the 1954 national AAU women's indoor swimming and diving meet at the Welch pools here. Hayti Will Be Host to Night Evtnt on April 20 HAYTI — Eight schools will take part in. the Pemiscot County High School track and field meet to be held on the high school athletic field at Hayti April 20, Superintendent C. M .Bell of Hayti announced this week. The preliminaries will start at 9:30 a.m. with the finals to start at 7:30 p.m. The eight schools are Caruthersville. Deering. Steele, Holland, Wardell, Bragg City, Braggadocio and Hayti. Event* Listed Track events will include the following: 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash, 440-yard dash, 880-yard dash and mile runs. 880-yard and mile relays, 120-yard high hurdles and 180-yard low hurdles. Field events will be shot, discus, high jump, broad jump and pole vault. Coach John McGuire of Hayti stated that over 100 boys would compete in the meet. County records which will be under attack in the meet are as follows: 100-yard dash held by Bishop. Caruthersville, 10 seconds, 1930; 220-yard dash held t>y Azbill, Cooter, 22 seconds, 1937; 440-yard dash held by Brentz, Bragg City, 53.5 seconds, 1937; 880-yard run held by Prince, Caruthersville, 2 min. 6.5 seconds, 1930; mile run held by Vaughn of Deering. 4 min. 51.7 seconds, 1953; 120-yard high hurdles, held by Bigham. Braggadocio, 16.2 seconds, 1938: 180-yard low hurdles held by Carlson, Hayti, 22.2 seconds, 1953: 880-yard relay set by Hayti, 1940, and tied by Caruthersville in 1953, time 1 minute, 38 seconds. Night Meet Mile relay held by Hayti, 3 min. 51.1 sec,. 1953; shot held by Fairless. Deering, 43 feet, IVi inches, 1938: discus held by Carlson, Hayti. 130 feet, five inches. 1953: broad jump held by Trout, Hayti, 20 feet, Walter Byers, executive director of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, said today a mail referendum showed member colleges and universities favored continuation of the limited program by a vote of 184 to 26. Opposed NCAA The Big Ten had urged a TV program which would permit a team to appear twice regionally, once at home and once away, or once nationally, whichever it desired. It had asked its members to vote against the NCAA proposal. Some officials have predicted the Big Ten—officially the Western Conference—-might go ahead with regional television this fall. It is expected, however, the big ten will go along with the NCAA program. The 1954 program, is essentially the same as last year. There will be twelve -nationwide telecast Saturday games with regional TV games restricted to Thanksgiving Day. Exceptions to the 1953 program are: There is no provision for telecasting sell-out games, and the panamoramic experiment in which short shots were taken from a number of games Is being discarded. A major team will be permitted to appear only once '. during the season. There is no limit to the number of times small college games may be telecast. Slaughter Leads American League NEW YORK. MB — Enos Slaughter already has one distinction among American League players although he has yet to bat for the New York Yankees. The ex-Cardinal is the only American Leaguer with more than 2,000 hits. He collected 2,064 in 13 seasons with the Redbirds, inches, 1952; pole vault held by Fairless, Deering, 11 feet, 1935; high jump held by Hastings, Deer- ng, 5 feet, 10 inches, 1938. 5 The Hayti school has a new all- steel grandstand which will seat 1200 people. Las! year, for the first time, the meet was held in Hayti at night, under floodlights, and proved so successful that it will again be held at night this year, Bell said. Sports Roundup— Giants Assuredly New Team By GAYLE TALBOT * NEW YORK (AP) — This early, with the season so very young it's scarcely begun to breathe, there's already a strong suspicion here that a great many of the nation's baseball experts have made a bad mistake in assessing the Giants' chances in the National League race. If it isn't too late to be legal, we would like. to take a flyer on Leo Durocher's lads to beat out the Dodgers. The trouble was that most of the savants, including this one, have been busy all spring examining the teeth of the Dodgers and the Milwaukee Braves down in Florida while the Polo Grounders were getting themselves good and rea'dy out West. None who did not actually see the club play with Willie Mays back in center field quite believed the reported transformation in an outfit that dropped its last 10 games with Brooklyn last season and limped home fifth. Where's Difference? Even the news that' the Giants were ripping up their old sparring partners, the Cleveland Indians, failed to make much of an impression on the Florida So what? Nobody was going to beat the Dodgers. Least of all a .280 hitting Negro boy who had just finished two years in the Army. The kid from Fa i r f i e 1 d, Ala., couldn't make that big a difference if he were triplets. That was what we said, and that was before we saw the Giants play with Willie back in center and Durocher, breaking every managerial rule, move out of his private boudoir and change his clothes right in the locker room alongside his players. Let us face it, men, this really is a new, fight- Rom where I sit... ty Joe Marsh Home Town "Interest 71 Colonel ftnith, president of our local bank, hat been lending Money to merchants in town at few than usual interest ratct. "Don't f et the idea it's charity," the Colonel told me. "It's not •ven philanthropy—just iound basinets! "Monej that make* our ihop- jftiiff district Mort attractive to CMtMMra will help the bank in tfc« lo*t nm. So I'm f lad to make finds available—eheap." From where I lit, the Colonel fcaa aomt atntlmental reasons— M wall M "hard-headed" busi- ^ness ones—for wanting to see our town spruced up. But that doesn't change the fact that a good appearance makes for good business. Look at the beer retailers. They co-operate voluntarily with the Self-Regulation program sponsored by the Brewing Industry to make sure their place* are clean and tidy all the time. That way, they can "bank" on good business—and good will— from the public. Cipyrifht, 19S4. Unit* Slant Brtwin Foundation ing ball club, and it's got muscles. Why a single player can make such a profound difference in a team which is composed of 25 or more grown athletes has ever been one of the game's major mysteries. He comes to bat only in turn, maybe four times per game, and he won't average much better than one hit. He won't make many fielding plays that a teammate might not have made. And yet, over the season, his presence in the lineup can inspire a team to win a flag. Whatever that amazing quality is, there can be no doubt that Mays has it. PAIR OF OPENERS—There may be stronger clubs in the National League than the Phillies, but none figures to have better Ditching than that of Curt Simmons, left, and Robin Roberts. (NEA) Arkansas Sporfeff** High School Athletics in State Get Good Reports From Officials By CARL BELL Arkansas high schools, their athletes and their fans hit a high mark on the scales for clean, well-managed sports. That is the opinion of the officials who work the schoolboy sports in this state. Of the 479 schools which had basketball teams this year, only 43 received a poor rating in any department on the report cards filed by officials with the Arkansas Athletic Association after each game. No Gambling? Of 162 football schools last fall, only 14 got any kind of poor rating. Ratings are based on player and crowd sportsmanship, dressing room and playing field or court facilities, the extent to which a school's athletic program is controlled by school administrators and whether there was .any evidence of betting at games. No official reported finding any evidence of gambling at a high school athletic event^ in Arkansas during the year. Much has been made of the fact that the Camp Chaffee basketball ,eam which won the national Army championship was organized just before the tournament. 18-3 Mark That's true, but don't get the dea that those boys were unaccustomed to playing with each other. Five of the 12 members of the Chaffee team had played together all season on the Millers Jewelery of Fort Smith, winning 8 games and losing only three igainst tough independent opposi- ion and some colleges. Howard (Red) Hickey, his wife nd two children are visiting rela- ,ves at Clarksville. Red, you know, s the former Clarksville boy who was a star end for the University f Arkansas and the Los Angeles Rams and now is end coach for he Rams. Middle Division Can Forget Jake MIAMI BEACH', Fla. (AP) — Former champion Jake Lamotta gave the middleweight division no cause for alarm about his comeback as he dropped a split decision last night Baltimore Set For Its Opener BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore baseball fans stopped talking or listening today about the "good old days" and turned to rooting for their own big league Orioles. And there was plenty of excitement in advance; of the Orioles game today with the Chicago White Sox. Harmon Says Ben Was Tired 'But Look Out For Him at Open' MAMARONECK, N. Y. l# — Claude Harmon, just back from he Masters, said today Ben Ho"looked like a tired fighter vho had geared himself for 15 ounds only to find he had to go ive more." Then Harmon added: "You can put this down in your ook for certain—that little man is oing to win the Open at Baltus- ol." Himself a winner of the Masters itle in 1948, Harmon was one of he unsuccessful bidders in last veekend's golf fixture at Augusta. Ga., won by Sam Snead in an 18- ole playoff with Hogan. The National Open will be played une 17-19 at Baltusrol in Spring- ield, N. J. This is the only big championship Snead hasn't won. Hogan will be shooting for Open No. 5. making him the leading all-time winner. to unrated Billy Kilgore. Kilgore. a ham-and-egger fighting for the biggest purse of his career, seemed a bit awed by Lamotta's reputation in the early rpunds, but quickly gained confidence when he found he could take the "Bronx Bull's" best blows without blinking. Split Ballot Then the Miamian came on with a stabbing left jab and enough good rights to Jake's head and body to win the nod from Referee Petey Sarron and Judge Gus Jacobson. Sarron voted for Kilgore 97-95. Jacobson gave him a 98-94 edge. Judge Carl Gardner thought Lamotta won 98-93. Jake May Quit "I don't know if I'll keep on fighting," Lamotta said. "I haven't decided. I felt pretty good and I thought I was ahead all the way." Jake, who quit the ring here 15 months ago when he was stopped by Danny Nardico, weighed 195 when he resumed training. He had peeled down to 167!/ 4 for yesterday's weigh-in. Kilgore weighed 164%. Breaks Go Wrong Way SEATTLE — Murray Heminger hopes the adage "all thing come in threes" holds true for him. Then the 22-year old former barefooted Hawaiian place-kicker for the Wash- Bevo Will Let The Boys Bid Mtanwhile, He'll Bt Catfishing On Btautiful Ohio EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio UP)—It the weather's good today, you will probably find Bevo Francis on the banks of the Ohio River waiting for the catfish to grab at the bait on his trot line. Otherwise, he'll probably do some "loafin' around" at the nearby community of Hammondsville. At any rate, you can bet big Bevo, one of the nation's most publicized basketball players, is the most unruffled party in the recent furor that resulted in his dismissal from tiny Rio Grande College. Let 'em Bid The college expelled Bevo Monday after he missed mid-term examinations, failed to show up for class and lacked excuses for a number of absences. Thus ended—at Rio Grande at least—a fabulous, two-year career in which the gangling farm boy ington football squad will never j set a batch of unbelievable scoring have another broken bone. i records. He was sporting his third plaster j But Bevo said the offers have cast of the skiing season after brea- come from colleges, AAU teams king a leg at Stevens Pass. Earlier in the winter he broke an arm. Before that he had a dislocated knee. "Quit skiing? Not on your life," he grinned. "I hope to go to Chile to ski next summer." Rookie bonus player Reno Peter Bertoia of the Detroit Tigers was born in St. Vito Uldine, Italy. WANTED TO BUY Old, Odd, Unusual Cars Any Kind—Any Condition J. L HUEY 879 Washington-Memphis, Tenn. Phone 37-4449 and some professional clubs. He appeared content to bid." "let the boys LOOK! You Sore Money! $3,9 Lewis Liquor Store Old German Premium Beer 24-Can Case So. 21st. St. Edwin Brooklyn is a pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern Association. His home is Lake Mary, Fla. AUCTION SALE By Order of The United States District Court. Entire Stock Furnishing and Equipment of C.A.HINDMAN BANKRUPT Doing Business As Two-States Produce Company At Premises Formerly Occupied by Bankrupt 110 S. Laclede St. Blytheville, Ark. SATURDAY, APRIL 17 10 a.m. — STARTS AT — 10 a.m. Adding machines, posting machine, letter file cabinets, safe, hand trucks, platform truck, groceries, all size paper bags, twine, large exhaust fan, desks, chairs and many itmes space will not permit listing. M. B. SELIGMAN AUCTIONEER A New Recipe... For The Traditional Easter Ham BAKED HAM GOURMET 10 to 12 pound smoked ham 1 cup brown sugar % cup Hiram Walker's Peach, Apricot or Cherry Liqueur or Fruit Flavored Brandy 2 tablespoons dry mustard Prepare ham according to directions on the label or by following- general directions for baking ham. Half an hour before ham is done, take from oven, remove rind and score fat if desired. Cover with mixture of brown sugar and one-fourth cup liqueur; stud with cloves. Combine remaining liqueur with mustard, pour over ham and continue baking, basting occasionally with syrup. Use remaining sauce on individual servings. Cherry — Apricot — Peach — Liquor or Brandy Brandy Half Pint $1.50 Plus Tax Liqueur Half Pint $1.39 Plus Tax FINE LIQUORS FOSTERS 108 N. Broadway PARTY FOODS For half a century, the oldtimers have been ear bending about the "old Orioles." To be sure, there was plenty to talk about and some of it is baseball lore. Just.before the turn of the century, they won three straight National League pennants and twice the Temple-Cup Series, forerunner of today's World Series. Babe Played for Them They included still famous personalities such as Willie Keeler, John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson. Babe Ruth first appeared as an Oriole member of a shortlived third major league, the Federal, in 1914-15. The Orioles even made minor league history when they won seven s t r a i g ht International League pennants, 1919-25. Many members of these pennant winners went on to become major league stars, but they were in uniforms in other cities. Eleven old Orioles, Roger Bresnahan, Dan Brouthers, Candy Cummings, Lefty Grove, Rogers Hornsby, McGraw, Robinson, Hughey Jennings, Keeler, Joe McGinnity and Ruth are in baseball's Hall of Fame. That's four more than played for the St. Louis Browns, whom Baltimore ousted from the American League. Parade Reminders of those "old days" will be found in a spectacular parade welcoming the Orioles home today. In it will be a float in honor of the 11 Hall of Famers, Mrs. McGraw, and two of the game's *„ grand old men, Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Athletics and Clark Griffith of the Washington Senators. The parade will cover 3.8 miles. TJie 33 floats and 22 bands escorting the team through the city will take an hour and a half to pass in review. It's practically a holiday in Baltimore. Schools are closed, most city .and court employes are excused from work. And most of them and the 50,000 who will be at the game with the White Sox already have started talking back to the oldtimers. The "new" Orioles won their first game yesterday, 3-2 over Detroit, and the attitude has changed from looking back to ahead. 129 Stitches For Pete Mead TRUMANN, Ark. UP) — It took 129 stitches to close the knife wounds suffered by former middleweight boxing contender Pete Mead in a fight near here Monday. The wounds, however, were described as shallow and the ex- boxer was not hospitalized. The incident was reported today by Trumann Police Chief Edgar Sullens, who said the knife wounds were inflicted by Louis McCoy, who owns a farm adjoining Mead's. Sullens said the men had argued over building a road through a field on one of the farms. No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made, but Sullens said he still was investigating the matter. Baseball Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct.Behind Cleveland 2 0 i.OOO — Philadelphia 1 0 1.000 £ Detroit 1 1 .500 1 Baltimore 1 1 .500 1 Washington 1 1 .500 1 New York 1.1 .500 1 Chicago 02 .000 2 TODAY'S GAMES Detroit at Cleveland. Chicago at Baltimore. Washington at Boston. Philadelphia at New York. Wednesday's results: Baltimore 3, Detroit 2 Cleveland 6, Chicago 3 New York 2,. Washington 1 Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE WL Pet. behind Chicago 1 8 1.000 — Cincinnati 1 0 1.000 — Pittsburgh ....... 1 1 Brooklyn 1 1 New York 1 1 Milwaukee ... 0 1 St. Louis 0 1 .600 £ .500 14 .500 fc .000 1 .000 1 TODAY'S GAMEJI Pittsburgh at Brooklyn* St. Louis at Milwaukee, .,. Cincinnati at Chicago. New York at Philadelphia. Wednesday's results: Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 0 Brooklyn 6, New York 4 Only games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Little Rock '5 0 1.000 — New Orleans 5 1 .893 .800 Atlanta .. 4 Chattanooga 2 Memphis 2 Birmingham Mobile 1 Nashville 0 1 1 3 .400 3 .400 4 .333 .200 .000 ft 1 3 3 I 4 .. $ WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Atlanta 6 Chattanooga 0 Little Rock 7 Mobile 5 New Orleans 4 Memphis 0 Birmingham 12 Nashville 11 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Chattanooga at Atlanta Mobile at Little Rock Nashville at'Birmingham New Orleans at Memphis MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Louisville 4, Kansas City 1 Indianapolis 9, Toledo 8 Only games scheduled. TEXAS LEAGUE No games scheduled. Baseball Suits i Price Hubbard Hard wart 2,000 CHICKS i We are goirig to give 2,000 chicks away absolutely free to purchasers of Purina Startena Saturday, April 17 Only! 10 Chicks Free with Purchase Of 25 Ibs. Purina Startena 25 Chicks Free with Purchase Of 50 Ibs. Purina Startena While They Last COMPANY 513 E. MAIN Phone 3441 I

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