The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 17, 1954
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PAGES!* 1954 May Provide Big . • •• •... * - m Season for Rookies By JOE REICHLER Associated Press Sport* Writer ; The four-day old major league baseball season is still in the budding stage but it looks ac if it will be a big rookie year. No club has played more than three games but already 47 first year men have seen action. BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES SATURDAY, APRIL IT, 1954 A batch of others, Including such .. highly touted freshmen .like Ray Katt. Ed Bailey, Reno Bertoia, Joe Trailer, Chuck Harmon, Arnie Portacarrero and Tom Brewer, are almost certain to get into the lineup soon. Rudy Regalado, Cleveland's spring sensation, has been used only as a pinch runner. It's hardly fair to make any comparison at this early stage of the campaign but the outstanding performances thus far have been turned in by Forrest (Spook) i Jacobs and Vic Power of the Philadelphia Athletics; Gene Baker of the Chicago Cubs; Frank Boiling and Bill Tuttle of Detroit; Bob Skinner, Curt Roberts of Pittsburgh; Bill Skowron of the New York Yankees; Harry Agganis of. the Boston Red Sox and Wally' Moon of the St. Louis Cardinals. Pitchers Not So Hot Th« majority of the rookie pitchers who have had an opportunity to work so far haven't been particularly effective. Jack Harshman, Chicago White Sox Southpaw, is the only one to get a starting assignment and he failed to last through the fourth inning. However, kids like the Giants' Mario Picone, Washington's Camillo Pasqual, the Red Sox' Tom Herrin and the Athletics' Bill Upton have looked good in relief. Thre rookie hurlers—the Yankees' Bo Grim, the Redlegs' Corky Valen tine and the A's Bob Trice—wer scheduled to start today. Jacobs Impressive Jacobs, the pint-sized second baseman who was drafted from Brooklyn's farm system, has been impressive at bat and in the field He's rapped six hits in nine times at bat and has handled 12 chances flawlessly. Power, the Negro outfielder who led the American Assn. aa batting with the Yankees! Kansas City farm club last year, has three hits in nine times at bat. Hi distinguished Himself Thursday with a remarkable throw from deep centerfield to nail a Yankee runner mt the plate. Banks Starting Slowly Second baseman Baker, who Along with shortstop Ernie Banks, form the Cubs' new double play combination, also has gotten off to a quick start. He's collected four hits in seven times at bat including a double and home run and has driven in three runs. Banks is off to a slow start. Detroit's rookie trio of second baseman Boiling and outfielders Tuttle and Al Kaline have pleased Manager Fred Hutchinson so far. One of Boiling's three hits in three games has been a home run. He accepted 15 chances without an error, has taken part in three double plays and has stolen a base. Tuttle also has three hits, a home run and a stolen *ase. Kaline's ttoree hits are all singles, Six Pirate Rookies Six Pirate rookies have received big league baptism. They are shortstop Gail Allie. pitcher Nelson King, first baseman Skinner, second baseman Roberts and outfielders Jerry Lynch and Gail Menley. Skinner has rapped two singles HI two pinch hit appearances. Roberts has hit in each of his two games, a double and triple. Lynch I drove in a pair of runs against i Santee Aims Only At Meet Records By SKIPPER PATRICK LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Wes Santee hoped to run the Glenn Cunningham mile in good "meet record time" and then help his teammates with a fast, anchor baton trick in the 29th annual Kansas Relays today. According to Santee. the much*, talked about but yet to be accomplished 4-minute mile wasn't his goal this time. The nation's fastest middle distance star was shooting for the Cunningham mile record of 4:10.1 held jointly by Elaine Hideout, North Texas State, -and Don Gehrmann of Wisconsin. And he said he also was aiming for a good anchor mile in either the distance or sprints medley relay. 1,000 Entered Nearly 1,000 athletes representing 64 colleges, universities and junior colleges from, almost all sections of the country were entered in the meet. It was Santee's first appearance in an open mile (AAU sponsored) in his three years of collegiate campaigning in relay carnivals. He has restricted his running- in the three big midwestern relays— Texas, Kansas.and Drake—to baton carries with the Kansas four- mile, two-mile, distance and sprints medley teams. Holds Records Santee holds all sorts of records for the mile such as the American record of 4:02.2, his fastest, the NCAA and national AAU. He also las announced his intention of going the distance in four minutes when everything is "just right." Several individual events besides the mile had record breaking pos- ibilities today. J. W. Mashburn of Oklahoma A. and M. shot for the meet record of 52.5 seconds in the AAU 440-meter hurdles. John Burnett, Marquette, and Neville Price, Dklahoma. vied in a hot duel for the 25 foot 4% broad jump mark. Several baton records were con- idered on the danger line with Kansas' long distance corps and the fleet Texas University sprinters the main threats. Top Fishing Holes Named By Commission the Dodgers Thursday with a bases- loaded single. Allie has looked impressive on defense but weak at the plate. King hurled a scoreless relief inning against' the Dodgers. Skowron, who won the Yankee first base job against lefthanded pitching with his spectacular slugging in spring exhibition games, has only two hits in 10 at bats but one is a homer and the other a triple. Agganis, in his" first start at first base for the Red Sox. walloped a triple and single. Moon who replaced Enos Slaughter in the Cardinal outfield, has two hits in two games, a homer and double. Milwaukee's highly rated Henry Aaron, went hitless in five times at bat opening day but cracked two hits in his second game. LITTLE ROCK f/P)—The Arkansas Game and Pish Comimssion re ported today that fishing pros pects for the weekend are good these places: , Ashley County — Wilson Lake bream. Baxter—Lake Norfolk, black bass crappie. Boone — Bull Shoals Lake, bass crappie. Chicot — Lake Chicot, bream crappie. Clark—Arkansas River, catfish. Cleburne—Red River, bream. Crittenden—All lakes, crappie. Drew — Lake Wallace, bream crappie. Franklin — Arkansas River, all fishing. Garland — Lake Hamilton, black and white bass; Lake Ouachita. black and brown bass. Independence—All lakes, all fishing. Izard—Strawberry River, goggle- eye, bream. , Johnson—Arkansas River, catfish. Lee — Bear Creek Lake, bream; Whitehall Old River, crappie. Logan — Blue Mountain Lake, bass, crappie. Lonoke — Clear Lake, crappie, bream. Monroe—All streams, all fishing. Phillips—Old Town Lake, Storm Creek : Millwood Old River. White River bar pits, Baylor Lake, bass and crappie. Saline—All lakes, crappie. OP FOUR MAJOR LEAGUE CLUBS, THE POST, PORTION /A/- THC TO Give THS INDIAN* A LIFT AT TWO'T AH HAO WEAVY LOAD George Johnson Is Valuable Nags Killed in Fire BOSTON UP! — Tour race horses valued at a total of $25,000 perished and 24 others were rescued last night when fire destroyed a large barn at Suffolk Downs — which opens its spring meeting next Monday. A stablehand and a firefighter were injured. The dead horses are the Revel Stable's Gay Cotton, valued by owner Russell Gruber of New Orleans, La., at $10.000, apd Hopeful Sue. Unkie B. and Baby's Bid owned by William Ressequet, also of New Orleans. He valued each of the three at $5,000. Cause of the fire was undetermined. Ration Caused Talkat Augusta By GAYLE TAL3OT NEW YORE (AP) — This section's golf writers, returning from the Masters Tournament at Augusta are not talking so much about the Snead-Hogan playoff as they are about Billy d ftw 1 ' lon S' dnvin S ama *eur who came from nowhere to lead the classic field at the They swear th»t if PattOn were in baseball he would be voted the most colorful personality since Dizzy Dean without an argument. Veterans of many years of following the great players, they still seem amazed that a man could shoot the brand of golf Patton did for four rounds, in such company, and enjoy himself so thoroughly while doing it. Greatest tribute paid to the weekend golfer came from Hogan. The man generally recognized as the world's greatest linksman said he took a six on the llth hole of bis final round and fell into a tie with Snead because he was worrying about what Patton was doing ahead of him and so went too boldly for the hole instead of playing it safe. ; With a bright new baseball season at hand, wouldn't it be fine time for the radio and TV commentators to cease being coy and tell their audience right out when DISTRIBUTORSHIP AVAILABLE Pr*frat>v« national paint man- •fMtvcr fouded in 1877 will new territories and distrib- in Arkansas, Tennessee Mi MlMlMlppi. If y»i haTe an ••frHUhH tfetritatinr eperation •r If JOT cMrtcnptete nth an Write «r Wlrt ••WALL PAINT * VARNISH COMPANY A Mr. «f AeMrioM-MMtotU C«. a pitcher is working on a no-hitter? This particular segment of their audience, though thoroughly familiar with the old superstition that you can jinx a pitcher by mentioning the fact that he is toying with imniortality, finds it a little trying to tune in a game in the third inning and not discover until the sixth what's been going on. While admiring Paddy DeMarco's raw courage, one is'moved to question the wisdom of the new lightweight champion in signing up, .bang, for a return bout with Jimmy Carter June 2 without having first made himself a few spending dollars against soft touches in the 135-pound division. When he lost his gem to DeMarce on March 5 in the garden, Jimmy only carried his right fist around like a hammer and threatened to hit Paddy with it until all of a sudden he found he had run out of rounds. The feeling is strong in local boxing circles that when they next meet in San Francisco the 30- year-old Negro will hit Paddy with both hands. Most of our adult life we have waited expectantly for the time when we would see an outfielder, racing for a game-deciding fly, stumble over a glove left out there by one of his opponents and fall flat on his face. Always wondered what would happen then, especially if it occurred in an important game. A free-for-all fight, at least. Now we'll never know, for a new rule passed during the winter over the strong objections of the American League forces the players to take their gloves along with them when they go in to bat. a 23-year-old' Trenton, N. J., puncher, turned the trick last night when he stopped muscular Moses Ward of Detroit in 1:19 of the fifth round of a bristling bout at St. Nicholas Arena. Saxton Next As a result of his stand out victory — his 17th straight—the wiry, Florida-bom fighter was in line for a lucrative match with welterweight contender Johnny Saxton in Philadelphia May 17 or 19. , Philadelphia matchmaker Pete Moran, who saw Johnson beat the 6-5 favored Ward, said he hoped to make the Johnson-Saxton match in the arena. First to Fight Althought Johnson, a father of four, had a fine record, last night's bout was his first appearance on a network television show. It was Johnson's 27th win against three defeats and his 21st knockout triumph. He hasn't lost since he was stopped by Baby Day 26 months ago. Ward dropped his third in a row. His record now is 17-5-2. "I guess I just got careless," said Ward. "I was having my way the first three rounds and I took liberties. They done right in stop- ing it the way I acted. But my head was clear." By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (AP) — It takes only one good showing in these days of television for a fighter to make the big time. George Johnson, Basilic, Langlois To Tangle Tonight SYRACUSE, N. Y. (A — Carmen Basilio and Pierre Langlois, both in top fighting form, meet tonight in a 10-round nationally televised middleweight bout. The tricky Frenchman is a 6-5 favorite. Langlois is expected to scale 155. Basilio. a Canastota farm boy, will weigh about 150. The match — a return bout — Hamey Will Be The Real Boss Carpenter Makes It Plain That Ex-Yankee Exec Has Authority PHILADELPHIA UB— R o y Hamey settled down today, to his new job as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies with his employer hoping he'll inject some championship hustle into the National League club. Hamey's appointment came—in his own words—like "a bolt out of the blue." Sifned Last Night "I learned about the deal only Thursday and I came to terms that night," said the 51-year-old baseball executive. Hamey's salary was not disclosed eral manager of the New York Yankees since 1951 and prior to that was general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and president of the American Association. Announcement of the Hamey selection was made yesterday by Phillies owner Bob Carpenter. The Phils had been without a general manager since the death of Herb Pennock in 1948. Hamey's slary was not disclosed but it was reported he will receive an amount equal or close to the $25,000 a year paid Pennock. He'll Be Boss Carpenter, who has been handling the general manager's chores in the last five years, made it plain Hamey will be the boss on all club personnel matters. Under Hamey the club executive setup will be the same as it was under Pennock, credited with a major role in building up the team to a National League pennant to 1950. "Since then," said Carpenter yesterday, "the Phillies have been aiming to repeat. The appointment of Roy Hamey is part of that program." CAMPAIGN PITCH — With mzzoner ill, Vice-Mayor Mrs. Dorothy Dolbey of Cincinnati was ticketed to be the first woman to throw out the first ball at -a baseball opening. (NEA) Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W LPct. Baltimore 2 Detroit 2 Cleveland 2 .667 .667 .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 .000 New York 2 Philadelphia 1 Boston 1 Washington 1 Chicago 0 Today's games: Washington at New York. Detroit at Baltimore. Philadelphia at Boston. Chicago at Cleveland. Friday's results: No games scheduled. GB % 1 2 Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NE WYORK — George Johnson, 152%, Trenton, N. J.. stopped Moses Ward, 158, Detroit, 5. Trapping Booming QUEBEC (fl>)— A somewhat uncertain venture 22 years ago, Quebec's beaver industry has blossomed into a highly profitable business. In recent years the annual value of beaver pelts has ranged from $500,000 to more than one million dollars. In 1932 the first provincial beaver reserve was established. Eight years later 800 pelts were taken from the 7,200-square mile reserve on the east coast of James Bay. Today there are 11 reserves in northern Quebec- They cover 185.000 square miles. Prom these reserves nearly 26,000 pelts are expected this trapping season. Western Loop Opens Today By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Western League opens its 58th baseball season today with mild weather in prospect for the four day games. Colorado Springs' defending champions open at home against the Denver Bears, who finished a game behind the Sky Sox last year. The champs have some of their mainstays back this year but they have a new manager in Mickey Livingston, & veteran major league catcher. The Bears have a 29-man squad but only five previously have worn the Bear emblem. Manager Andy Cohen of Denver is the only manager returning in the league. He has named Chuck Gannon, right- X!X~ rV lke f* n <? ld - fas ; iion ed bander who won 21 gameHast grudge fight as the boys try to erase the rankling draw decision that marked their other meeting here last December Basilic thinks Langlois used unfair tactics in that one. And Langlois has complained that Carmen's handlers didn't perform according to the book. Baseball Suits i Price Hubbard Hardware NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF S. J. Cohen, deceased No. 2,234 ast known address of decedent: Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of death: April 2, 1954. An instrument dated March 18, 943, was on the 9th day of April, 954, admitted to probate as the! ast will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has] een appointed administrator with vill annexed thereunder. A contest <f the probate of the will can be ffected only by filing a petition vithin the time provided by law. All persons having- claims against he estate must exhibit them, duly erified, to the undersigned within ix months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published the 10th day of April, 1954. JERRY COHEN, Administrator. P. O. Box 310 Blytheville, Arkansas. Marcus Evrard and Oscar Fendler, Attorneys for Administrator. 4/10-17 son for Lubbock, to oppose the Sky Sox' Bob Walz. who had a 13-13 record with Topeka in 1953. Other opening games: Sioux City at Des Moines; Omaha at Lincoln; Pueblo at Wichita. She Is Followed.By A Tired Babe Zaharias BEAUMONT Tex.. (IP) — North Carolina's Betty Hicks, seeking her first tournament championship on the PGA tour led the Babe Zaharias Open with a one over-par 74 today' while the Babe, obviously playing mostly on nerve, plodded along two strokes back. Tiring quickly the Babe, sentimental favorite of the gallery to win the tournament named in her honor, for the second straight time took a 76 in the opening round yesterday and was tied with Louise Suggs, the smooth little swinger from Atlanta, Go., for second place. Mrs. Zaharias has said she will enter a local hospital for a crucial physical checkup. It was here last year that the great woman athlete, after winning the first Babe Zaharias Open, entered the hospital for an operation for cancer. In four months she was back playing golf and she started the winter tour in high spirits. She won some tournaments but of late has been fading in the final rounds. She announced at New Orleans last weekend that she was going to take-arrest from golf. They hint around the Beaumont Country Club, where the women golfers are playing in the $3,500 open, that the Babe may have to undergo another operation. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. 2 0 1.000 2 1 .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 .333 .000 Cincinnati .. Brooklyn ., Philadelphia Jhicago .. Milwaukee i Pittsburgh New York St. Louis . Today's games: New York at Brooklyn. St. Louis at Chicago. Cincinnati at Milwaukee. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. Friday's results: No games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION .... Won. Lost. Pet. Behind Little Rock Atlanta New Orleans Memphis Birmingham Mobile Nashville .833 .833 .750 .571 .333 .429 .167 .000 FRIDAY'S RESULTS Nashville at Atlanta (postponed— rain( Chattanooga at Birmingham, (postponed—rain) New Orleans 10, Little Rock 3 Memphis 8, Mobile 7 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Nashville at Atlanta Chattanooga at Birmingham New Orleans at Little Rock Mobile at Memphis MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEXAS LEAGUE Fort Worth 7, Beaumont .5 Dallas 2, Shreveport 1 Other games postponed AMERICAN ASSOCIATION All games postponed. Slugging outfielder Frank Thomas of the Pittsburgh Pirates was born in Pittsburgh and still makes his home in that city. Eighteen-Way Tit In Track Meet LAWRENCE, Kan. 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