PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL «1,1954 Once Pitcher's League, National Is Hit-Happy * * * * * * * * Carcf Hurlers Doing Their Bit By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sport* Writer What did the National League sluggers learn in spring training that their American League friends apparently overlooked? This was becoming a vital question today after the second straight one-hitter in the • circuit while the National League was going its slug-happy way with another 26-hit junior circuit while the National League donnybrook. Lefty Alex Kellner of the Phila- 4 delphia Athletics tamed the Wash ington Senators on one safety- Wayne Terwillinger's lonesome singl into center field with two out in the eighth inning as the A's won 7-0 On Monday Jim McDonald of the New York Yankees, a righthander subdued Boston with the exception of a single by Harry Arganis. Those Redbirds A big share of the National Leagui fireworks has involved the St. Louis Cardinals. The Redbirds absorbed a 13-6 shellacking at the hands o the Cincinnatti Kedlegs last nigh and now have been battered for 60 runs in six games. The battering hasn't been all one- sided. The Cardinals have averaged almost seven runs for each o: the same half dozen contests. For years the National League has been the pitcher's league. Castoffs from American League mounds has concentrated on hitting stars Turn About But this season the hits are com ing off National League bats. The two contrasting contests yesterday were part of a curtailed whipped Brooklyn 6-3 and New York defeated Pittsburgh 6-2 in the National League and Chicago beat Detroit 7-2 In the American. Milwaukee and Chicago in the National were rained out. Kellner was breezine along toward the first no-hitter in Griffith Stadium since 1931 when Terwill- Inger, a ,235 hitter, rapped one back through the middle. "I didn't feel too bad." Kellner said. "You figure a feller is lucky to pitch a no-hitter." 15 In A Bow Kellner walked three and struck out six. He had retired 15 men in a row before Terwillinger broke the string. Fireballing Virgil Trucks picked up his first 1954 victory for the White Sox as he checked Detroit on six hits. The Cardinals used five pitchers against the heavy-hitting Redlegs and none of them toiled with any success. Memo Luna, a $75,000 purchase, lasted only two thirds of an inning in his first starting role and was charged with the loss. Preacher Bathes Early Venerable, Preacher Roe made his first appearance of the season for the Dodgers but the Phillies were ready for him and sent him to the showers in less than five in- Georgia Solves Its 1932 Bass Mystery By DION HENDERSON AP Newsfeatures ATLANTA, Ga. — In sports, world champions usually are easy to find — if they have held a title for any length of time. But Georgia has for years sought George Perry, who on June 2, 1932, largemouth black bass weighing 22 pounds 4 ounces — still recognized as the world record. Georgia couldn't even find Montgomery Lake. But now Joe Stearns, editor of the state's game and fish magazine, comes up with a fabulous finish to the search. Stearns sat down on a dock at Brunswick one day to talk fishing with a boat captain. The talk got around to big ones. Stearns mentioned the record bass and the fruitless search for the man who caught it, then said he was about ready to call the whole thing a hoax. "Wouldn't do that." the boat captain said. "I'm Perry and I caught the bass." Perry said he made his catch as a farm boy living near McRae — and he caught it with a new casting rod and a single lure. The day was stormy and he went ishing only to try out the new rod. [Vice, Perry and a friend, J. E. Page, almost quit. The big fellow struck on Perry's last cast. Perry said he took the fish into own and had its vital statistics recorded before a notary. He didn't consider mounting it. Instead, the Perry family ate ilack bass for three days. Oh yes! Stearns discovered that Montgomery Lake was a local name for a portion of the Ocmulgee ,iver near Jacksonville. Turner, Jones On TV Tonight Gil Is Surprising 2-1 Favorite in Second Fight Between Two PHILADELPHIA — Gil Tur- lings. The deciding blast was a mighty home run by Del Ennis with man aboard. The Giants picked on Pittsburgh ookie Nelson King for three runs in the eighth inning to give them a comfortable margin after building a 3-2 edge against Paul Lapalme, who left for a pinch hitter. ner, the welterweight turned middleweight turned welterweight, fights in the middleweight field again tonight in a scheduled 10 rounder against Bobby Jones. Turner and his manager, George Katz, claim they aren't interested in the middleweight war. They want to meet Carmine Basilio for the right to take on 147 pound champion Kid Gavilan. But the Philadelphia flurry puncher continues to campaign with the 160 pounders. In fact, promoter Herman Taylor says the winner of tonight's nationally televised fight will earn an outdoor crack at Joey Giardello, the Philadelphian tapped as Carl (Bobo) Olson's next 160 pound title opponent. Took Split Decision This Turner-Jones setto is a return bout. The Jones boy, a 3-1 underdog last March, won a split decision over Turner. , Jones, a 29-year-old counterpun- cher whose 36-19-8 record never frightened any opponent to death, did a workmanlike job on Turner in their first joust. And although the odds peculiarly favor Turner again at 2-1, Jones could repeat his victory with an approximate performance. Turner has won 42 and lost 5. OUTSIDE IN—Walter Blum took Our John Wm. to the outside to nose out Blue Charger, Hank Moreno up, in a six-furlong sprint at Jamaica. N.Y. (NEA) Cardinals Serving UpThatGopherBall ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinal pitchers, who were listed with the stingiest in the National League when it came to giving up home runs last season, now are serving a steady diet of gopher balls to the opposition. In 1953 the Redbird staff gave up 39 homers. Milwaukee gave up the ewest, 107, and Philadelphia's Phil- than the ies granted one less iiird-ranked Cardinals. But thus ar in the young 1954 season, the pposition has raked Cardinal >itching for 12 home runs in six ames. Home runs 10, 11 and 12 came Sports Roundup— Hack Is Easy, Yankees Tough By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — A West Coast critic advises that Stan Hack will have to become a great deal tougher than he was as manager of the Los Angel.es club if he is to succeed in his new job as overseer of the Chicago Cubs. Stan, he says, treated all his players as buddies out there and they loved him in return, but he doubts that such a benign policy will succeed in tne majors. (tonky, Hemus Deceive Fines ST. LOUIS Lfl — Manager Eddie tanky of the St. Louis Cardinals aid last night he was fined $100 nd utility infielder Solly Hemus 50 for their part in a wrangle with mpires at Chicago Sunday. Half of Stanky's fine and all of he levy against Hemus was larged to misconduct when they rgued about a call that changed ;an Musial's apparent run-scor- ng double into a foul ball. The ;her $50 fine against Stanky was or remaining in the runway of the dugout after being ejected from the game with Hemus. HOME BUILDING CENTER WASHINGTON, D. C. lb—A new national headquarter for the home building industry is -going up here. The National Association of Home Builders is erecting a two million dollar, 8-story National Housing Center. It will be ready within a year. It will serve as a central source of information about the home building business. The Yankees already have dropped one quick decision. They announced with the start of the season they would give each of their players $8 daily meal money while on the road, without the time-honored check signing privileges, but changed their minds in a hurry when they discovered some athletes were dining on hamburgers and pocketing the difference. Hearn Explains 000 infield," the point being that each member of Branch Rickey's youthful quartet is believed to be drawing the minimum big league salary of $6,000. The Mahatma has never believed in spoiling promising young ballplayers. Sievers Plays No writer who interviewed Bucky Harris down South believed the popular Washington manager when Howzat again cepartment? Jim j ne said he wou]d play Roy Sievers Hearn, Giants pitcher, explaining why he was stroked for a home run: "That was a bad pitch, a changeup. It was bad because I had given him the same pitch on the ball before." The most popular gag of the young season is pseudo-serious reference to Pittsburgh's "great $24,- in left field even if the effects of his shoulder operation forced Sie- v»rs to throw balls in sidearm to his shortstop for the relay home. But Sievers is out there now and doesn't appear to be hurting the Senators. "They seldom throw anybody out from left field anyway," Bucky philosophizes. Rookies in Lineup NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates already have established a record that probably won't be equalled for a long time. Six of the nine.players in the regular lineup that faced the New York Giants yesterday were rookies. Before the game was over, another first year man, Pitcher Nelson King, who toiled for Denver of the Class A Western League, had joined them. Count them. Gair Allie, short- ttop ... Bib Skinner, first base . . . Gail Henley, right field . . . Bob Shepard, catcher . . . Dick Smith, thrid base . . . Curtis Roberta, second base. Ever hear of any of them before? Neither did Pittsburgh manager Fred Haney before this spring. Row did Haney feel about test- 'ing theM Baby Bucs under fire so •oon? •Too Fut" "They're a fine bunch of kids and they will be ettabliihed big Ittfuni aomc day," Haney explained after the 6-2 defeat by the Giant*. "But I'm afraid I'm rush- Jnc theiri too fast. I didn't want to «o it ttU» w«j. I h*d hoped to let them sit on the bench for a while and then gradually give them their big league baptism. "But I had to rush them in when Sid Gordon and Cal Abrams suffered injuries and one or two other veterans I had counted on didn't show anything." Porker Netters Lose 7-0 Match TAHLEQUAH, Okla. UP) — The University of Arkansas was defeated 7-0 -as Northeastern State scored its seventh tennis victory of the Mason yesterday. SAN PRANCISO (/P)—Grocer Robert Bryan kept all his eggs —17 dozen — in one basket. A thief grabbed it and ran. Eggs kept plopping to the pavement but Special Patrolman Arthur Torres finally captured the thief, with only 31 unbroken eggs. He got 30 days in jail. last night as the Cincinnati Redlegs added 13 other hits for a thumping 13-6 victory over the Birds. That kept Cincinnati in a first place tie with Philadelphia -while St. Louis slipped to seventh. Wally Post and Gus Bell connected for their second home runs of the season while Andy Seminick hit his first. All three of the Redleg blasts came witn the bases empty. Two runs in the first inning made a shambles of southpaw Memo Luna's major league debut. The Mexican youngster, a $90,000 rookie, failed to finish the first inning and was charged with the defeat. Four reliefers — Mel Wright, Cot Deal, Hal White and Tom Poholsky — followed Luna. Veteran Ken Raffensberger, an old Cardinal heckler, started for the Redlegs and gave up four hits, one rookie Wally Moon's second home run of the season in the first inning, before giving way to a pinch hitter in the third. Joe Muxhall took over to gain the victory, setting down the Cards on six hits.' The two clubs play tonight at Cincinnati. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B Detroit 4 3 .571 Chicago 4 3 .571 Washington 3 3 .500 % Boston 3 New York 3 .500 1 .500 i .400 1 .400 1 3 3 Baltimore 2 3 Cleveland 2 3 Today's Games Boston at New York. Cleveland at Baltimore. Washington at Philadelphia. Tuesday's Results Chicago 7, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 7, Washington 0 Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B Philadelphia 5 2 .714 Cincinnati 5 Brooklyn 3 New York 3 Chicago 2 Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 2 4 .333 2 Pittsburgh 2 5 .286 3 Today's Games Philadelphia at Brooklyn. New York at Pittsburgh, St. Louis at Cincinnati. Chicago at Milwaukee. Tuesday's Results New York 6, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 6, Brooklyn 3 Cincinnati 13, St. Louis ' 6 Only games scheduled. .714 .500 1? .500 1? .500 1} .400 2 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION ...W. L...Pct.. 8- Little Rock Atlanta 8 New Orleans 8 Memphis 6 Chattanooga ... 5 Birmingham Mobile 5 4 Nashville 2 .727 .727 .615 .500 .455 .417 .364 .182 GB 3 3i/ 2 4 6 TUESDAY'S RESULTS Atlanta 2, Birmingham 1 Chattanooga 5, Nashville 4 Little Rock 17, Memphis 3 Mobile 15, New Orleans 11 .. TODAY'S SCHEDULE Birmingham at Atlanta Chattanooga at Nashville Little Rock at Memphis New Orleans at Mobile AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Louisville 7, Indianapolis 6 (10 innings) Toledo 4, Kansas City 3 St. Paul 5, Columbus 3 Minneapolis 7, Charleston 4 TEXAS LEAGUE San Antonio 6, Tulsa 5 (10 innings) Fort Worth 4, Shreveport 1 Dallas 5, Beaumont 2 Oklahoma City 5, Houston 3 WESTERN LEAGUE Pueblo 13, Wichita 6 Colorado Springs 7, Denver 5 Des Moines 2, Omaha 0 Lincoln at Sioux City, postponed. FASHION NOTE — Sayeed Sultana may have introduced new attire in the Round-Robin World Table Tennis Championships at Wembley, Eng. The 17- year-old miss is India's women's champion. (NEA) 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 Date 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. HISTORIC WELCOME! Discerning bourbon buyers give all-out welcome to lighter, milder, lower-priced, 86 Proof bottling of Old Crow, companion to the world-famous 100 Proof Bottled in Bond. NOW-TWO GREAT BOTTLINGSI 86 PROOF Celebrated Old Crow—lighter, milder and lower priced than the 100 Proof Bottled in Bond BOTTLED IN BOND 1OO PROOF The most famous of bonded bourbons available as usual Kentucky Straight r, ' t 'Rou.rbon Whiskey "The Greatest Name in Bourbon' THE OLD CROW DISTILLERY COMPANY, FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY Briton Scores U.S. Luxury 'That's Why You Can't Run Marathon' NEW YORK W) — The reason Americans don't hold their own in irack's endurance tests, says Great Britain's wiry Jim Peters, is that "they have' too many automobiles and eat too much." Jim prescribes austerity over plush living for distance race champions, and he practices it. The lean, 35-year-old Briton, second to Veikko Karvonen of Fin- and in Monday's Boston Marathon, stopped over ,in New York and discussed training methods yesterday before enplaning home. Amerca's best showing at Boston was seventh. "You Americans have too many automobiles and much too much o eat. You'll never develop men Df stamina and endurance that way. There is only one way to rain—that is by running. If you can't run, walk." Peters has run the fastest marathon on record, covering the fixed distance of 26 miles and 385 yards in two hours, 18 minutes, 40.2 sec- s at London last June. It was 0.8 seconds faster than anybody, even the mighty Emil Zapotek, had run the distance. "I run 120 miles a week for 51 weeks of the year," the Essex optician's helper explained. "The other week I take off—my wife insists on it." Papooses Look Toward District McFarland Encouragtd By Showing of Juniors In Whitthaven Event Coach Bill McParland today pronounced his Blytheville Junior High School track team in "good shape" for the district meet which comes up at Jonesboro next week. McFarland's Papoose crew is regarded as one of the strongest in the district. They are to fight for top honors with Walnut Ridge and Jonesboro. Monday, McFarland took a 14- man squad to Whitehaven, Tenn., where the Paps hooked up with Whitehaven, Messick Junior High and Levi. Whitehaven and Messick are reportedly set to finish one-two in Shelby County this year. Whitehaven came out with 59 points, the Paps 41 and Messick 39. Tough in Field Event* The Papooses showed some surprising strength in the field events, grabbing points in each of them. James Trematn scored a first in the shot and seconds in the discus and broad jump. James Privett took a first in the pole vault with an 8-9 effort, tied for first in the low hurdles, and ran on two relay teams. The 440 relay team finished third and the 880 sprint medley crew grabbed a first, thanks to a fine 440 by Ed Moore. Moore took the baton trailing, but finished with a 10-yard lead in the final lap of the sprint medley relay. Has 2:14 880 Moore also turned in a sparkling 880 as he ticked off the half-mile in 2:14 only to finish second to a 2:10 effort, which is better than perfect for junior high. David Holt led Blytheville to a 1-2-3 finish in th* discus by taking first with a flip of 132 feet, his best this year. Others getting points included Bo Huffman, third in shot; Billy Ross, fourth in 50 yard dash; Ed I'erry, third in discus, and Jimmy Earls, who tied for third with a 5-1 high jump. McFarland said today he is not planning any more meets until district meet time rolls around. Arkansas Nine Drops Another FAYETTEVTLLE Iff) — Arkansas lost a ninth inning rally as Hutchinson, Kan., defeated the collegians, 9-7, in an exhibition baseball game here yesterday. With two out in the ninth, the Razorbacks loaded the bases but the Western Association club's Mike Sotelo struck out Francis Long to win the game. 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