The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 16, 1954
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FAOI EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chickasaws Looking To District Meet Now Blythevflie's track team will begin preparing for its first important meet when they get tack on tbeir practice oval Monday. The Chickasaw runners turned in their second some what disappointing performance of the season in Jonesboro's invitational meet yesterday. finished. In a fifth-place tie wttih Gardwell, Mo., yesterday when HaK-miler Billy Phillips got the only first place. However, there were some ewen- circumstances. Mocfey Pulls Muscle • Tommy Mosley, senior dash specialist, pulled a muscle in the preliminaries of the 220 yard dash. Coach Russell Mosley. explained that with the district meet only two weeks away, he figured it better to let Tommy sit out the rest of yesterday's affair. Running into a stiff wind on a raw April day. Tommy won his 100 yard trial heat with a 10.7 time .. . . that's a shade better than foe winning time of 10.8 in the finals. Tommy's absence also threw the sprint relay team out of kilter as he had to be substituted for in these events, in which Blytheville failed to place. New Mark for Phillips, Phillips turned in his second vic- torv in as many attempts as he bettered his old half-mile record lor the Jonesboro event. He was clocked at 2:08.9. His old mark was 2:10.9. The time was not at all good for Phillips normally, but rains and wind "made yesterday's track anything but fast. Aside from that, the Blytheville showing wasn't particularly spectacular. Red Cnildress got a third in the 440; Freddy Akers tied for fifth in the low hurdles; Childress finished fifth in the shot and the mile relay team finished second to Walnut Ridge. Leachville made a creditable showing in the meet. Herndon got a fifth in the 100, Ronnie Kennett picked up a second place in the shot and a first in the discus and Herndon was fifth in the broad jump. Here are complete results: 100-yard, dash—1. Cannon (Car- nth); 2. Dixon (Keiser); 3. Riggs (Jonesboro); 4. Hindman (Jonesboro); 5. (tie) McCain (Kennett) and Herndon (Leachville). Time 220-yard dash—1. Riggs (Jonesboro); 2. Cannon (Caruth); 3. Cissel (Wilson); 4. (tie) Elphingstone (Marianna) and Brown (Newport). Time—:25.0. 440-yard dash — 1. Hindman, (Jonesboro); 2. Hardin (Arbyrd); 3. Childress (Blytheville): 4. (tie) Shepherd (Caruth) and Little (Hughes). Time—:55.3. 880-yard dash—1. Phillips (Blytheville) ; 2. McDonald (Kennett); 3. Fisher (Walnut Ridge): 4. Scheafer (Newport); 5. Brooks (Kennett). Time—2:08.9. Mile run—1. McDonald (Kennett): 2. Theriec (Clarendon): 3. Bryant (Wardell); 4. Saunders (West Memphis); 5. Taylor (West Memphis). Time—4:55.6. Low hurdles—1. Burns (Kennett); 2 (tie) Crittenden (Kennett) and Mount (Caruth); 4, Barre (Cardwell); 5. (tie) Akers (Blytheville) and Hodge (Walnut Ridge. Time— :-23.2. High hurdles—1. Mount (Caruth) ; 2. Barre (Cardwell); 3. Hodge (West Memphis); 4. Hankins (Newport); 5. Crittendon (Kennett). Time—: 17.5. Shot put—1. Burk (Caruth); 2. Kennett (Leachville); 3. Alexander (Kennett); 4. Self (Caruth'*; 5. Childress (Blytheville). Distance— 46 feet, 5% inches. Discus—1. Kennett (Leachville); 2. R. Sowells (Caruth); 3. Self (Caruth) ; 4. Flowers (Marianna): 5. Alexander (Kennett). Distance—135 feet. 2 inches. Pole vault—1. Barre (Cardwell); 2, Brownstein (Newport); 3. Harmon (Cardwell); 4. R. Sowells (Car• nth); 5. (tie) Hodge (Walnut Ridge) and G. Sowells (Caruth). Height— 10 feet, 6 inches. High jump—1. Neal (Clarendon); Oriole Fans Asking Selves 'Will it Last?' BALTIMORE (AP) — "Do you think it will last?" Baltimore fans were asking each other today after their new Orioles had climaxed a great day by winning their home opener. It was a natural question for Baltimpreans who hadn't been in the major leagues of any account since 1902 and who saw the Orioles come home with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox yesterday. * There were 46,354 paid delirious fans at the new stadium and untold hundreds of thousands watching on local television. For'a day, they had had it, and just hoped it would continue. Two of Three The Orioles, replacing the St. Louis Browns in the American League, now have won two of their first three games and their fans are hollering for more. Clint Courtney who Jut only four home runs in 106 games last year for the Browns, responded to the incentive of the crowd by hitting a home run in the third inning for a 1-0 lead. Vern Stephens, supposedly a third base has-been, followed suit in the next inning/ Turley Shines But while homers are spectacular, it was the pitching of young, blonde Bob Turley that was the toast of the town more than anything else. Turley, a 23-year-old speedball artist, was the third straight Oriole pitcher to go the whole way. The three. Don Larsen, Duane Pillette and Turley have given up only seven runs in three games. Turley, who has pitched only 12 major league games in four years, fanned nine yesterday and used his blazer to get out of the few spots he was In. He looked like the star which almost all baseball people D be after, getting out of military service. Air Force Gets Service Crown GREAT LAKES, HI. UP) — Andrews Air Force Base of Washington, D. C., with a smashing 91-66 defeat of Great Lakes, today rules as the interservice basektball champion. Led by Dick Knostman, former Kansas State star who scored 21 points — 17 in the last half — Andrews was never seriously threatened by the Bluejackets last night and completely overwhelmed the all-Navy champions with a 55-point last half burst. Third place in the four-team tournament went to the Quantico Marines with an 89-80 triumph over the Army titlist, Camp Chaffee, Ark. 2. Taylor (West Memphis); 3. (tie) Good (Jonesboro). Hodge (Walnut Ridge). Davis (Clarendon), Riggs (Jonesboro'i and Holder (Walnut Ridge): 5. Herndon (Leachville). Distance—10 feet, 5 inches. Broad jump — 1. Westmoreland (Wynn); 2. Cannon (Caruth); 3. Shepherd (Caruth): 4. Graham (Walnut Ridge); 5. Herndon (Leachville); Distance.21 feet, 6 inches. 440-yard relay—1. Jonesboro: 2. Keiser: 3. Walnut Ridge: 4. Kennett: 5. Osceola. Time—:47.5. 880-yard relay—1. Walnut Ridge; 2. Cardwell; 3. Clarendon: 4. Corning: 5. Keiser. Time—1:40.7. Mile relay—1. Walnut Ridge: 2. Blytheville; 3. Kennett: 4. Hughes; 5. Cardwell. Time—3:48.3. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. behind Cleveland .......... 2 Baltimore ........ 2 New York ........ 2 Detroit ........... 2 Philadelphia ..... 1 Boston ........... 1 Washington ...... 1 Chicago .......... 0 3 .667 .667 .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 1 .000 2 TODAY'S GAMES: None scheduled. Thursday's results: New York 3, Philadelphia 0 Boston 6, Washington 1 Detroit 3, Cleveland 2 Baltimore 3, Chicago 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet Behind Cincinnati ........ 2 Brooklyn .......... 2 Philadelphia ..... 2 Chicago Milwaukee .. 1 .. 1 • 1 New York 1 St. Louis 0 1.000 — .667 .667 .500 1 .500 1 .333 i .333 .000 Today's Games: None scheduled. Thursday's results: Brooklyn 7, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 2, New York 0 Cincinnati 11, Chicago 5 Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 6 ((11 innings) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Little Rock 5 1 1.000 — Atlanta New Orleans Memphis Birmingham 3 Chattanooga 2 Mobile 1 1 .833 2 .714 3 .500 4 .429 4 .333 4 .200 V 2 3 3 J / 2 4 THURSDAY'S RESULTS Atlanta 3, Chattanooga 2 Memphis 7. New Orleans 5 Birmingham 3, Nashville 1 Mobile at Little Rock—postponed, wet grounds. TODAY'S SCHEDULE Nashville at Atlanta Chattanooga at Birmingham New Orleans at Little Rock Mobile at Memphis AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Charleston 2, St. Paul 1 Louisville 6. Kansas City 5 . Columbus 13. Minneapolis 12 Indianapolis at Toledo, postponed BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES TEXAS LEAGUE San Antonio 9, Oklahoma• City 2 Tulsa 4, Houston 3 Beaumont 9. Fort Worth 3 Shreveport 10, Dallas 4 Derby Crowded; Hal s Tough t & By GAYLE TALBOT TO &OL*>TEK THEM MOST Slaughter Adjusts To Yankee Uniform NEW YORK (AP) — Enos Slaughter sobs no more. The pin-striped Yankee uniform with Vic Raschi's old No. .17 on the back is a perfect fit for the baldish "country boy" from Carolina. 'It's all in the game," he said today with a wry grin.. "You never know in this business." "Last time I saw the. Yankee Stadium was 1942. I left with the champions, now I'm back with the champions." 1942 Upset Slaughter referred, of course, to the '42 World Series in which the upstart St. Louis Cardinals with Terry Moore, Slaughter and Stan Musial in the outfield, upset the mightly Yankees. Since the eighth inning of Sunday's exhibition game at St. Louis, Slaughter has been riding a merry-go-round. Shocked by his trade to the Yanks, he had to pull up roots that had coiled deep into St. Louis soil for about 16 years. Not Finished "About the eighth inning of Sunday's game, they told me to dress go up to see Mr. Meyer (Dick Meyer, Card general manager.) He gave it to me straight. 'This is the end,' he said. 'We've traded you to the Yankees.' "I wouldn't care so much if I thought I was through but I knew I wasn't finished. Hell, the only way they could get my job was to get rid of me. "Mr. Meyer told me it wasn't that they thought I was through. It was just that they were start- ting a youth movement. I don't know what kind of youth move- . merit it is. That boy, Joe Frazier, is 32, I think." Slaughter stopped suddenly as though he didn't want to get involved in any controversy. "But it's all over now. As soon as I got out of town (St. Louis) I felt different about it. I'm in good shape, just weighted myself and it said 185 pounds. This might be a big break for me." Bob Murphy In Comeback Fights Roger Wi!ey In Boston April 24 BOSTON (m— Irish Bob Murphy, the light heavyweight boxer who Was practically a television fixture .a few years ago, starts a ring comeback April 24 in Boston Garden against Roger Wiley of Beverly. The 31-year-old Murphy, reinstated by the National Boxing Association last Jan. 8 after being ruled ineligible last year, will appear in a 10-round semifinal to the TV bout between welterweight Tony De Marco of Boston and Carlos Chavez of Los Angeles. Murphy, now pared down to 176 pounds by work here as a longshoreman, has won 56 of his 65 victories by knockouts. He has lost only 11 of 76 fights. NEW YORK (AP) — All we've been able to gather from a thorough reading of the racing papers the past few days is the conclusion that they're finally going to be forced to run i the Kentucky Derby in at least two sections. Otherwise the 3-year-old classic will look like a May Day parade. • Since both Turn-To and Porterhouse were declared out, nobody seems to be scared of anything that's left, including Correlation, the current favorite by default. The fact that "Eddie Arcaro, the only five-time winner of the event, has given his royal consent to ride Goyamo isn't expected to frighten anyone out either. 48 at Work A typical day's report on workouts shows 48 eligible colts still getting in their practice licks at various tracks, not counting those entered in races on the given afternoon. A trainer is quoted as saying, "Everybody has a chance now. It should be fun." Something's got to give within the next three weeks unless Col. >3i11 Corum, the head of Churchill Downs, is to be faced with a weighty problem. One of the more dramatic turns of the spring has been the successful comeback of Hal Newhouser to win a contract with the Cleveland Indians estimated to be worth $15,000. Still sfcort of his 33rd birthday and an even 200-game winner during his career with Detroit, the left-hander was cut loose last July, apparently washed up with an incurably sore arm. Nice Gesture Two months ago at acepted an invitation from his old friend and teammate Hank Greenberg to work out with the Indians at their Tucson training camp. It was considered a nice gesture on Hank's part. He probably was the most surprised man in Arizona when the eccentric lefty began to look like his old self in exhibition games. Finally, last week, Hank called the former boy phenom in to talk contract. Hank Escapes So what happened? Hal, according to the grapevine, didn't think too much of Hank's offer. It seems that other clubs had heard about his new lease on life too and had been talking money to him, as they had a perfect right to do under baseball law. Newhouser broke up the first conference by saying he would have to talk it over with his wife. There was no transcript of the conversation, but the outcome was that Hal eventually returned and accepted Hank's terms. He had, however, upheld his long-time reputation as a tough bargainer. Hank, they say, looked like a man who had barely escaped having his hand chewed off by a family pet. LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION BLANK For players not 13 by January 1, 1954 and who are not now members of a Little League team. This registration must be made or you will not be eligible for the try-outs to be held the first week in May. NAME Phone Address Dale Of Birth Mail 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 be eligible for teams in the Pee Wee League. What Has Happened To Redbird Pitching? • By JOE REICHLER AP Sports Writer Manager Eddie Stanky of the St. Louis Cardinals must be wondering today whether all that peerless preseason pitching by his Big Three was only an early spring night's dream. It was only a few weeks ago that Harvey Haddix, Vic Raschi and Gerry Staley were racking up goose eggs all over the lot. But in successive starts since the regular season began, Haddix and Raschi were pounded off the hill before they could even draw a deep breath. Haddix got his lump: opening day, pounded for five hits and four runs in less than three innings by the Chicago Cubs. Four Hits, Four Runs Raschi made his National League debut in Milwaukee yesterday and the former Yankee ace fared even worse. He was pulled in the second inning after he had been slugged for four hits and as many runs. The Cards fought back to tie the game with a run in the eighth and three more in the ninth but Billy Bruton walked in the llth and raced all the way home with the winning run on Danny O'Connell's single to right and Rip Re- pulski's bobble. The 7—6 defeat was charged to reliever Haddix, his second in two games. A record crowd of 39,963 saw southpaw Warren Spahn go all the way for Milwaukee. Staley Tomorrow Staley, the third member of the big trio, is due to make his 1953 bow in Chicago tomorrow. The only other winless club in the majors are the Chicago White Sox, who dropped their third in a row as Baltimore celebrated its first American League home opener since 1902 with a 3—1 victory before 46,354 wildly cheering fans. Bob Turley, the sophomore speed- bailer, permitted seven hits and struck out nine for the Orioles. Home runs by Clint Courtney and Vern Stephens sent Virgil Trucks down to defeat. Redlegs Slug Away Cincinnati'? hard-hitting Redlegs remained the majors' only unbeaten team, pounding out .an 11—5 decision over the Cubs for' their second straight. Jimmy Greengrass, who tied a record with four doubles on opening day, added a fifth two-bagger and walloped a bases-loaded home run to highlight a six-run seventh for Cincinnati. A slim gathering of 2,498 hardy souls braved the wintry blasts at Ebbets Field and were rewarded by a 7—4 Brooklyn victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Three Dodger home runs, all off loser Max Surkont, accounted for six runs. Roy Carnpanella hit his third of the season with two on, Junior Gilliam hit his second and Jackie Robinson his first with a runner on base. Russ Meyer was the winner but he needed help from Jim Hughes in the eighth. Dickson Wins Veteran Murry Dickson got the better of .a pitching duel with young Johnny Antonelli. The Philadelphia Phils blanked New York Giants 2-0 in a game cut to 6 l / 2 ' innings because of rain. Antonelli yielded only three hits but two of them were damaging drag •bunts. One was made by Ted Kazanski, who took second on Antonelli's wild throw, third on a passed ball and scored on a fly in the fifth. The second was made by slugger Del Ennis, who squeeezd Willie Jones home with two out in the sixth. Four teams were tied for first place in the American League with 1 records. Detroit handed Cleveland the first defeat of the season 3—2, scoring the winning run in the ninth on two walks, an infield. single by Bill Tuttle and an infield out by Matt Batts. Reliefer Ralph Branca was the winner and Mike Garcia the loser. White Swings Willow The New York Yankees joined Cleveland, Detroit and Baltimore at the top, defeating the Philadelphia Athletics 3—0 on Tom Moran's eight-hitter. Eighth - inning home runs by Hank Bauer and rookie Bill Skowron off loser Alex Kellner broke up a close hurling duel. Catcher Sammy White drove in i three runs with a home run, double FOR TOPS IN SCREEN & AWNING SERVICE SEE OR CALL Knop Screen & Awning Co. Building Specialties 633 S. E. Parkway Dr. ' Phone 4233 Zephyr Aluminum ft Redwood Awnings, Venetian Blinds, Aluminum Screens & Perma Shade Aluminum Awnings. AUCTION SALE By Order of The United States District'Court. Entire Stock Furnishing and Equipment of C. A. HINDMAN BANKttUfr Doing Business As Two-States Produce Company At Premises Formerly Occupied by Bankrupt 110 S. Laclede St. Blytheville, Ark. Tomorrow, April 17th 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 authorized RECONDITIONED FORD ENGINE At Very Low Prices EASY MONTHLY BROADWAY * CHICKASAWBA ompany Ward Out to End Johnson's String By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — George Johnson has 16 straight victories to his credit but he would trade them all for one good win over rugged Moses Ward tonight in their telecast 10-rounder at St. Nicholas Arena. Johnson is a 23-year-old middleweight from Trenton, N. J., by way of Sneads, Fla., who has been hoping for ;1 just one big chance" to show his stuff. The fighting father of four got it when he was matched with the husky, hard-punching 21-year-old from Detroit. Ward made a big splash while losing on an eighth- round kayo to walloping Willie Troy of Washington in a TV fight last Feb. 23. It was a sensational show while it lasted. Aggressive Fighter Ward always makes an interesting fight with his aggressive, nonstop punching style. If Johnson can beat him, he'll have to look good while doing so,. That could put him in line for plenty of future engagements to help feed his brood. Ward Also Needs Win Ward, however, has some am bitious ideas of his owns. After being stopped by Troy, then the fourth - ranking middleweight, he lost a split decision to Holly Mims, March 3. Moses- wafits to regain the winning habit. He had woo nine in a row until he met Troy. The bout is rated a pick 'em affair in the betting. Starting time is 10 -p.m., EST, for the broadcast (ABC) and telecast (NBC). Johnson's record is 26-3 with 20 kayos. He was stopped once, by Baby Day in four rounds Feb. 22, 1952. He hasn't lost since. Ward's record is 17-4^2 with 10 knockouts. He's been s t o p p e d twice, by George Benton and Troy. Scoring will be by rounds. A supplementary point system also is used to break draws, Tiie winner of a round gets from one to four points, the loser none. Double Mam Event for Mat Program A double main event program, featuring two of Promoter Mike Meroney's best known "bad boys" has been lined up for Monday night's wrestling card at Memorial Auditorium. Karl "Killer" Kowalski, the big Polish toughie who couldn't make it for a bout here last week, is scheduled to meet Chuck Molner in one of the two one-hour time limit bouts Monday night. Kowalski was scheduled to participate in last Monday night's six man tag bout but was unavoidably detained in Dyersburg, Tenn., and had to cancel his billing here. In the other bout the hooded wrestler, The Monster, who took Blytheville by storm several weeks ago, is slated to take on Jack Welch. The Monster has lost but one of his five bouts here and that one was a tag match. According to wrestling rules governing masked wrestlers, he is required to remove his mask only when he is defeated in a regulation bout -between only two opponents. Monday's double main event card is expected to be one of the roughest ever booked by Meroney. Both The Monster and Kowalski are noted for their catch-as-catch- can methods while Molner and Welch, who rely more on scientific? grappling, are capable of mixing it up when the occasion arises. The first bout is scheduled for 8:15. Left-Handed Bowler Tops SEATTLE UP)—A lefthanded bowler hit the right pins here yesterday to put himself in a position to add a bit to American Bowling Congress history. The southpaw is Frank Tassara, Eureka, Calif., who moved into the all-events lead with a 1945 score that unseated Carmen Salvino of Chicago who has been the leader since April 7 with a 1935 count. If Tassara stays on top until the tournament winds up May 3, he will be the first lefthander to win the title in that division since 1925. He got his high total on scores of 667, 632 and 646 in team, doubles and singles competition. He rolls for Tiny's Tteam of Eureka, second place "boUders in the booser class. and two singles in four times at bat to lead the Boston Red-Sox to a 6—1 victory over Washington. Lefty Bill Henry hurled a three- hitter. Read Courier News Classified Ad*; You can g*t thouiandt of txtra mil«s fro* your car without overhaul txptnst! Install a Motor Ryfhm Lubricator on your «ngin« for more power and pick-up and lt«$ «ngin* wear. Motor Rythm "top «ngin«r lubrication worki from th* top down- gets oil on the hard to reach upper engine? parti, including vglvei, piston* and rings. Top engine lubrication pays for itself many timei over. Whether it's new or old, the car you're driving now can be the best- bargain you ever drove—rf you make it last with a Motor Rythm Lubricator. ONLY '8.75' Including qt. 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