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BLYTHEVILLl! (ARK.) OOUBIEB NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1*54 Is There a Revolution Brewing in Majors? ********* Cincinnati and Detroit Are Tough By JACK HAND AP Sports Writer Th« Yanks and Dodgers, struggling at .500, definitely do not look like runaway pennant winners on their form for the first week of the new season. Left-handers baffle the Yanks and a sideburned gentleman by the name of Sal Maglie has cast his old spell over the Brooklyn*. Cincinnati and Detroit, generally * picked to bounce around the second division, and the much-maligned Philadelphia Phillies are right up there at the head of the standings. Cincinnati might bear watching. There is a strong suspicion that tbe Redleg* were sold short in the preseason rundown, Philadelphia, too, has reversed its sorry Florida •bowing on the strong pitching of Robin Roberts. Curt Simmons and Murry Dickson. Greenglass Loos* "Greengrass Mow;s Braves," a New York paper headlined today to call attention, to the batting feats of Jim Greengrass, the Cincinnati left fielder who has 12 runs batted to and a .frll average for the first five games, He had two hits in each game yesterday as Cincinnati knocked off Milwaukee's highly rated pitchtog: staff in both ends of a doubleheader, beating Chet Nichols 6-4 acd Bob'. Buhl 5-3. Roberts and Simmons; teamed up on the Pirates 6-0 and 7-1. After Roberts bounced back from his opening-day defeat to blank Pittsburgh with four hits for the Phils' third straight shuout, Simmons stretched the string- to 32 innings before he yielded a run in the suetih. Earl Torgeson's homer with two on gave Roberts all he needed. Del Bnnis hit two home runs behind Simmons. S*l's Showing Again Mag-lie's old charm worked at Ebbets Field, where he is unbeaten fci ni^e starts. He went the route Jor the first time since last July 16 Jor New York's 6-3 triumph over Ifee Dodgers. Monte Irvin drove in fbitr wins with a homer and two JK* was Maglie's second success against the Dodgers. A three-run pinch homer by Tom Mstoo. off the first pitch Chicago's Jim D*vi6 ever threw in the ma- jprs helped the St. Louis Cardinals ftnaUy make the win circle 6-4 over Chicago. The second game went only two innings before darkness stopped it. Vic Raschi, the ex-Yankee, won his first National League game with relief help from Gerry Ffeenom* Get Jumps Two spring training phenoms failed in their American League debute. The Yanks' Bob Grim was knocked out and defeated by Washington's Maury McDermott 9-3. And Boston's Tom Brewer, who lac. iip a long string of scoreless imkigs in Florida, was chased by Philadelphia as the % A's won the first game from the Red Sox behind rookie Bob Trice. 6-4. Jackie Jensen's I3th-inning homer gave Red Sox reliefer Ellis Kinder the second game 4*3. Steve Gromefc, a seven-game •winner with two clubs last year, copped his second straight for Detroit 8-3 over Baltimore's Don Nashville Finally Gets Its First Win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Manager Hugh Poland shepherded his cellar-dwelling Nashville Vols back to Tennessee today for their second home stand buoyed by a precious achievement — their first 1954 Southern Association victory. NEW STAND—The former Browns are no longer lonesome and Baltimore is wild about the Orioles after being without major league baseball for 52 years . The upper stand has no roof and Memorial Stadium is not vet finished, but the Orioles opened before caoacitv crowd of 46.354 (NEA) Ted Tappe,, a first baseman on loan from the Cincinnati Reds and Charley Giddens, a righthanded rookie pitcher who sat out most of the 1953 season with a broken leg, combined their talents yesterday to end the victory drought. Four Hitter The Vols lost their eighth straight when Atlanta trounced them 9-5 in the first game of a doubleheader. In the first inning of the abbreviated nightcap, Tappe rifled a Dick Kelly pitch against a light tower in right field for a home run and scored two mates ahead of him for a 3-2 success. Giddens stopped the sizzling Crackers 01 four hits. In other Easter Sunday doubleheaders Chattanooga defeated Birmingham 4-3 and 4-2, Little Rock stayed in a tie for the lead with Atlanta by trimming New Orleans 1-0 in the second game after bowing 8-4 in the first, and Mobile edged Memphis 3-2 and then fell 15-10 to the Chicks. Looks End String Chattanooga shook off a four- game losing binge in sweeping two from Birmingham. Jim Sunning, lankly Little Rock righthander who joined the Pebs a few days ago from Buffalo, Larsen. Chisox Hit Jim Rivera, Minnie Minoso and Ferris Fain hit home runs that made Billy Pierce's spotty 10-hit pitching stand up for a 6-2 'Chicago edge over Cleveland in a game cut to six innings by rain. The second game was postponed. The White Sox made a move after the game that may solve their hird base problem by acquiring ~rady Hatton from Cincinnati for Johnny Lipon and cash. Hatton or- ginally was a third baseman although Cincinnati had played him at second as a utility man. With a teady third baseman who can hit the ball. Manager Paul Richards can return Minoso to left field, benching weak-hitting Bob Boyd. That Greengrass boy really had aimself a day at Milwaukee, driving in four runs i n the first game with a, homer and a single and two more in the second with a double and single. blanked New Orleans on three hits after the Pelicans' Freeze brothers lowered the boom in the first game. George Freese drove in four runs in the opener with a homer and a double and brother Eugene also hit for the circuit. Carl Linhart singled home Ralph Atkins for the only' run of the nightcap. Ray Shearer belted a pair of home runs to account for all of Mobile's runs in the first game at Memphis. Memphis feasted on two six-run innings in the slugfest wiudup. Outfielder Keith Thomas walloped a grand-slam homer which capped the first Chick flurry. Wes Sanfee Won t Let Martrimony Interfere with His Duties at Track By SKIPPER PATRICK LAWRENCE, Kas. (AP) — Wes Santee isn't going to let a little old thing like matri mony disrupt his plans for fast running in the Drake Relays at Des Moines this week end. Santee, University of Kansas senior who married his schoolmate sweetheart Miss Dan na Lou Denning yesterday, said he would be working out with his KU teammates this after noon. It's Her Fifth; Check-up for Babe BEAUMONT, Tex. .VP) — Sweet- swinging Louise Suggs of Atlanta held her fifth championship today as the ladies PGA winter tour came to a close and the gals of the fairways scattered for , their homes—all except Babe Zaharias, who has a date with her doctors for a physical check. Little Miss Suggs wrapped up the Babe Zaharias $3,500 Open yesterday with a par 73 over the 6,219-yard Beaumont Country Club course that gave her 224 for the 54 holes and brought her $700 more for her bulging bank account. She has won the titleholders Sea Island Open, Betsy Rawls Oepn, Carrollton Open and Zaharias Open as the top feminine linkster of the year. Mrs. Zaharias. who made a gallant bid for the championship of the tournament named for her here in her home town, said the checkup with her doctors was "routine" and indicated she expected no adverse report on her progress from an operation for cancer here a year ago The Babe shot a 74 to finish second in the tournament with 226 that won her $500. She said she was feeling "grand." Sports Roundup — 01' Sambo Was Ready for Win By GAYLE TALBOT _NEW YORK (AP) — Samuel Jackson Snead has long been known in professional Coifing circles as a man who has tremendous respect for a dollar, and there are many of his f ^? n ?,i vho wo ii ld have tried to £ et down a fat bet on the not ed hillbilly in the just-completed Masters Tournament if they had only been tipped off as to what Sammy had on his mind. As it was, only Sam and his publishers knew that great stacks of "Natural Golf," -the Slammer's personal gift to golfing literature, had been run off the presses and were only awaiting Sam's one- stroke playoff victory over Ben Hogan before being rushed into the mails. This is a paper back, or "popular" edition, and is expected to carry the secrets of Snead's skills to millions, at least. No Lessons The only weakness we can find in Sam's sales talks is that he admits—nay, boasts—that he never took' a golfing lesson in his life. One is free to infer too that he was always too busy hitting golf balls to have read anything on the. subject. However, by the time the reader finds this out he's already spent his quarter. here next Monday night when Tony Trabert. the national champion, plays the nation's No. 2 star, Vic Seixas, in the opening match of | a round robin series at the swank new Town Tennis CJub in midtown Manhattan. Larsen vs. Miilloy On the following Monday night. Art Larsen, No. 3 in the national ranking, is scheduled to meet Gardnar Mulloy, the No. 4. Both Seixas and Mulloy canceled overseas appearances to play in the series, which will be sponsored by the USLTA and is an opening effort by the ruling body to stir up renewed interest in the amateur game. The latest thing in amateur tennis tournaments is to be unfurled The odor of flowers is determined by the number and arrangement of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms making up the fragrant compounds. GOING FISHING? See Eddie For Refreshments BEER — BY BOTTLE OR CASE Nationally Advertised Liquors FISH TALES TOLD HERE (Lies Accepted) Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 122 East Main Santee. who holds the' American mile record of 4:02.4, ran the second fastest mile by an American, 4:03.1 in the Kansas Relays Saturday. The slim, choppy strider from Ashland, Kansas, came back two hours later to run a mile anchor in 4:12 seconds in the university distance medley. He took the baton. 100 yards back of the leader and Kansas won by at least 40 yards in 10:26.4. Hold Record Santee will devote his efforts in the Drake Relays to the baton events. The Jayhawk team of Frank Cindrich. Ralph Moody, Dick Blair and Santee set a new world's mark of 3:20.2 for the sprinted medley in the Texas Relays. Kansas also appears capable of meet records in the distance medley, two-miles and four-mile relays, depending' on how coach Bill Easton chooses to stack his talent. The Kansas Relays, unreeled before a record crowd of 16,000, also feature a 440-yard university relay team from Texas. Longhonsr Dean Smith, Jerry Prewitt, Al Frieden and Charles Thomas made, the short route in 40.3 seconds, two- tneths of a second faster than the world's record held by Southern Monster, Kowalski On Wrestle Card A double main event program highlights tonight's" wrestling: 6ard at Memorial Auditorium with four top-notch heavyweights squaring off. Returning to action here will be The Monster, a hooded grappler who is one of the roughest wrestlers ever to appear here. The Monster is scheduled to meet Jack Welch in one of the two one- hour time limit bouts. In the other, Karl "Killer" Ko* walski, also a rough and tumble artist, is slated to meet Chuck Molner in what should be another wild one. The first bout is scheduled for 8:15. California. Coaching Santee said he lacked the "urge" to run the four minute mile Saturday he didn't get interested, he said, until he heard the screaming of the fans on the second half. He was clocked unofficially in 59.5 seconds, :61.07, :63.58.6. Santee will have at least eight shots at the 4-minute mile as an undergraduate. He can run in during duals against Kansas State at Manhattan May 1, Drake at Lawrence May 8 and Missouri at Columbia May 15. T&en comes the Big Seven meet at Boulder, Colo., May 21-22, The Missouri Valley AAU at Merriam, Fans., May 29, Compton (Calif.) Relays June 4, National Collegiate NCAA meet at Ann Arbor, ^lich., June 11-12 and the National AAU at St. Louis June 18-19. Santee now has run the mile 21 times under 4 minutes 10 seconds. Here's a list of his fastest clockings: Texarkano Lad Chooses Baylor WACO. Tex. (#>) — One of two Texarkana, Ark., high school football players, who were barred from playing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., will enter Baylor. Baylor officials said Paul Caver, a 6 foot 3 T quarterback, has signed a letter of intent to enroll at the school. Bernie Moore, -commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, said Saturday that Caver and Robert Northcutt, a Texarkana lineman, couldn't play football at Vanderbilt because the school had violated an SEC tryout rule. Northcutt "has no definite college plans at this time," his parents said. Dick Krynoski of the Baltimore Orioles was the leading American League batter in night games for 1953. He hit .357 under the Ights. But his final season average was only .278. 4:02.4 in the Compton Relays, 1953 4:03.1 in the Kansas Relays, 1954 4:03.7 in the NCAA, 1953. 4:04.2 in the New Orleans Sugar Bowl, 1953. 4:05.5 in the Kansas-Californi: dual, 1954. That gives him five of the fastest balf dqzen miles in history o American runners. He also set the world's indoor dirt track record o 4: IS .9 in a triangular meet with Michigan State and Illinois las' February. He's got all sorts of other records including American marks of 2:39.3 for 2-3 mile, 2:58.2 for & mile and 3:44.2 for the-1,500 meters.. Hal Martin Sold To Travelers LITTLE ROCK <7P)—Hal Martin who led the Cotton States League last year with 41 home runs anc hit .344, is batting 1.000 for the Southern Association Little Rock Travelers. Martin was sold unconditionally to the Travelers yesterday by Hot Springs. 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Box 741, Largo, Flfc BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 19 8:15 p.m. Adults 50c — Children 15e DOUBLE MAIN EVENT THE MONSTER vs. JACK WELCH Karl "Killer" Kowalski vs. Chuck Molner \ Both Motchtt 1-Hour Timt Limit Kentucky Straight Tastes Mellow as Moonlight KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WBIBH? "from the life and vigor of the grain Original 1870 formula . A. OlCKEL DIST. CO.. LOUISVILLE. KY. • S6 PROOF Patterson To Fight Tonight NEW YORK (AP) — Floyd Patterson, unbeaten old Brooklyn light heavyweight contender is ^vored to ra« up his 12th straight pro victory tonight when he faces Alvin (Chief) Williams, of Wichita at Eastern Parkway Arena. The strong, fast Patterson has scored eight knockouts and won three decisions since turning pro a month ago after he won the Olympic 165-pound crown at Helsinki in '52. Williams, a Caddo Indian who has been a pro since 1948, has a 38-9-5 record.. He never has been stopped. 8 Rounds The bout is limited to eight rounds because Patterson is under 20. It will be telecast Dumont starting at 9 p. m., CST. Bobby Jones, the 27-year-old Oakland, Calif., middleweight who upset Gil Turner on March 10. will attempt to prove it was no fluke when he meets the Philadelphia puncher in a ten-rounder at the Philadelphia Arena Wednesday nite. The bout will be telecast (CBS) start ing at 9 p. m. Black vs. Xlein Jed Black, a 23-year-old middleweight from Janesville, Wis., will be out to add to his 26-fight unbeaten string Friday night at New York's St. Nicholas Arena. The former NCAA champion meets 24- year-old Joey Klein of New York who stopped Rocky Costello in his last scrap.. Starting time is 9 p.m. for the ten rounder. It will be broad- Junius Kellogg Is Improved LITTLE ROCK (#>)—Junius Kellogg, member of the Harlem Globetrotters "B" team who was near death of accident injuries for about 10 days, is very much improved at a Veterans Administration hospital here. Attendants said yesterday the 6 foot 8 Kellogg is fully conscious and is able to talk. Kellogg and four other Negro professional basketball players were injured April 2 when their car overturned near Pine Bluff, Ark. Kellogg still is paralyzed from a severed spinal cord and dislocated neck vertebra. It was Kellogg, who as a star at Manhattan College, volunteered information which broke the 1951 gambling scandal in college basketball. csat (ABC) and telecast (NBC). Another young fighter with a long streak, Tony De Marco of Boston. takes on veteran Carlos Chavez of Los Angeles at the Boston Gardes Saturday night. The 21-year-6ld De Marco has a 34-4 record. The 32-year old Chavez' record is 71-23-9. Their ten rounder starts at 7 p.m. It will be telecast (ABC). Blytheville GetsW hopping 75-2 Victory Blytheville's independent baseball team got its first win in its first game of the season yesterday with a 15-2 slaughter of Marmaduke. Bill Rounsavall, Blytheville pitcher, struck out nine and allowed but three hits. He also homered. Pete- Bennett, with four for five, carried the biggest stick for Blytheville. Saturday, Manager Fritz West will send his locals against Stanford at the park on Clear Lake Road. 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