The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1954 · Page 8
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Thursday, April 22, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL », If 54 Turley May Be Happy He Missed a No-Hitter By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Bullet Bob Turley may still be nursing a home run headache today, but he probably wifi end up glad he didn't pitch that no-hitter. Turley toils for the Baltimore Orioles and last night he came within two outs of holding the Cleveland Indians hitless. He wound up getting beaten 2-1 when Al Rosen singled and Larry Doby, twice a strikeout victim, lined a high pitch 360 feet into the right field stands of Baltimore's Municipal Stadium. "It was over his head," Turle •aid. "He never .should hav Turley is so fresh out of th Army that he wasn't around th last time a member of his team pitched a no-hitter. That was ir May last season when the Oriole were still the St. Louis Browns Bobo Holloman was the author Nobody would go broke givin prizes for answers to the question "Where's Holloman now?". Lost Now Bobo never pitched another com plete game for the Browns an he was lost in the minors by the time Turley shed his khaki las August. A blond Greek-god type who stands 6-2 and. weighs 215, Turle; throws harder than any pitche; who has hit the big time sine* Bobby Feller moved from his Iowa farm to the Indians. He was the hottest property on the winter baseball market and the new own ers of the Orioles turned down cash offers of $150,000 and up Wards for his services. Strike Out Artist Like Feller he is a strikeout artist. So. 60 innings last season he struck out 61 men, despite a 2-6 record. He fanned nine on Baltimore's opening day when he beat Chicago 3-1 and last night he nailed 14 Indians on strikes. The new Orioles, like the old Browns, don't seem able to get him many runs. Seven of his eight games last year were decided by a single run, just like last night when eight Baltimore hits off Bob Lemon produced a first-inning run and no more. Bob Porterfield of the Washington Senators, whose luck is usually all bad, was more fortunate than Turley last night. He pitched a three-hitter against the Philadelphia Athletics and his mates supported him with a 13-hit attack that produced a 13-1 victory. New York whipped Boston 5-1 in the only other American League game. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 6-3, Pittsburgh edged the New York Giants 5-4. St. Louis beat Cincinnati 4-2, and Milwaukee thumped Chicago 7-3 in the National League.* Homer Pays The Yankees used their patented weapon, the home run. to ruin young Leo Kiely's return from the Army to the Red Sox. Yogi Berra, Gil McDougald and Mickey Mantle pounded Kiely's left-handed slants into the Yankee Stadium seats while the Sox were being mystified by Eddie Lopat. The Phils threw their game away in Brooklyn in the first inning. Three throwing errors by the infield sandwiched between five walks and a single gave the Dodgers three runs. The league champions added three more in the next two innings and Billy Loes lasted long enough to silence the Phils' threats although he needed help Cards Finally Get Nine-Inning Chore ST. LOUIS (AP) —- At long last the St. Louis Cardinals have a nine-inning job from one of their pitchers and veteran Gerry Staley has a new suit of clothes. LOW BRIDGE—Paul Kindinger's job was to put up shuttle hurdles when they were knocked down in the Mansfield. O., Relays Failing to get cut of the way in time, all the official could do was duck and cover and hope he wouldn't be kicked on the head. (NEA) After using 25 pitchers in six games this season, Manager Eddie Stanky proposed a bonus—a free suit for the first pitcher to hurl, and win, a complete game. Staley won the suit at Cincinnati last night, beating the Bedlegs, 4-2. Third Appearance It was his third appearance of the season—lasting two innings in his first start against Chicago last Saturday and saving a Sunday game against the Cubs for Vic Raschi. The ace righthander gave up eight hits .against the Redlegs even singles and Ted Kluszewski's first home run of the season—and ied a major league record for pit- ihers with five putouts. The Cards also got eight hits, off loser and starter Corky Valenine, Jackie Collum and Art Fower, including Rip Repulski's sec- rorri Jim Hughes in the ninth. Bad Night Whitey Lockman had a bad light in Pittsburgh. The Giants' Irst baseman hit a home run in the fifth inning only to have it isallowed because a base runner, rlonte Irvin, had called time. Then the eighth inning he muffed a ickoff throw from Don Liddle. nd Toby Atwell scampered home rom third base With the winning un. Frank Thomas drove in three of he five Pirate runs with a two-on orner in the first inning. Gerry Staley of the Cards won is first game and a new suit of !othes in Cincinnati. Manager Edie Stanky, moaning over his piti- ul pitching, in desperation offered he new suit to the first hurler to ay the distance. Staley immedi- tely responded with .a nine-inning 'ght-hitter. "Rude Gesture" Stanky wasn't around for much f it. He was chased in the third ining by .Umpire Bill Jackowski r making rude gestures after be- ng warned to stay within the lines the coaching box. Warren Spahn. Milwaukee's big- est winner last year, won his sec- nd straight with the help of a hree - run homer by Eddie lathews and a two-run blast by oe Adcock. Adcock may not be n hand much longer. He received •ders yesterday to report for an rrny physical May 28. ond homer of the season tha opened the game. Sal Yvars, with a double and two-run single tha won the game, and Ray Jablonsk each got two hits for the Redbirds Rookie Wally Moon, who walked twice, went hitless for the firs time this season while Repulsk and Jablonski stretched their string to seven games. The Cardinals are idle today, but open a three-game set with the Milwaukee Braves in Busch Stadium Friday night. Raschi is the probable Cardinals pitching choice Ted .Williams Looks Strong And His Return May Be Soon NEW YORK- UP) — Ted Williams return to the Boston Red Sox lineup may be sooner than you think. After watching Williams hit two or three balls into the Fenway Park bull pen during an impromptu batting practice the other day, Manager Lou Bouderau hopes for the best. "My guess is May 15," he said before yesterday's game with the Yankees. "But I hope it's before ihat. I certainly was pleased by his work in the first day in the cage. It all depends on Ted and the doctors. "Whenever he wants to play or pinch hit. he can just say the word. 3f course, he still has that pin in ifs shoulder, protruding a little. They say they'll take that out, May 3, I think. But they could move .hat up." Williams has been sidelined since he broke his collar bone, March 1, at Sarasota, Fla., in the first day of spring training. Training Tilt For Congress DAYTONA BEACH. Fla. WV-Congressmen undergoing spring baseball "training" here will play a practice game tonight. The game had been scheduled for last night but was rained out. The congressmen are here during the Easter recess of the House and Senate to get in shape for the annual game for charity in Washington June 15. Sports Roundup — Test Saturday for Whitfield By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Men who are good at running the mile, which still is the "golden event of the track world, consider themselves to be somewhat apart from the run-of-mine performers such as sprinters and middle-distance specialists, and so are not taking too kindlv to the social aspirations of Mai Whitfield As far as they are concerned, Whitfield merely is the world's best I middle-distance runner, the holder of two straight Olympic 800-meter gold medals. That, in the opinion of the milers, scarcely qualified the former Ohio State star to elbow his way into'their select company, much less shoot off his head about trying to run the first four-minute mile. "Warm-Air" When the Olympic king made his announcement last fall that he had decided to more than double his distance this summer and expressed some confidence that he could show the milers a thing cr two, the reaction of the latter group Was immediate and to the point. They said, and for publication, that Whitfield was full of warm air. They predicted he would get his lumps the first time he messed around with grown men. Well, the time has come, and on Saturday at.Franklin Field in Philadelphia Whitfield will be given his first chance. Two of Best The opposition will include two of this country's best, Fred Wilt and Horace Ashenfelter, both of whom were quoted as saying Whitfield would have to learn the hard way. Under the circumstances, they can be counted upon not to do much loafing. The race also will introduce the crack New Zealander Murray Halberg. who recently ran a 4:04.4 mile on grass in his own country. Starts At Top In other words. Whitfield is not starting out to work his way up from the bottom. He is tackling the elite among the golden boys right off, and if he beats them or even stays close to the pace he will have gone a long way toward silencing the doubters. Frankly, the average track expert expects to see the Olympic hero rocking and reeling and losing ground fast toward the finish, but he can't be sure. With the big test finally before him. Whitfield has been making no rash predictions. He says merely that if he gets licked Saturday he will keep on trying to become the world's best miler. He remarks cheerily that "it's too late to back out now." Is on Hand for Drake's Relays By L. E. SKELLEY DES MOINES (AP) — Tommy Deckard, the little fellow who directs the Drake Relays had a bad case of the jitters today. For the many months Deckard works overtime to line up a crack field for the annua: track carnival, he has everything set except for the one thing over which he has no contro: — the weather. That's what Tommy chiefly had on his mind today. He undoubtedly was thinking of last year's relays when rain came down in torrents both Friday and Saturday. Only one new record—a shot put toss of 55 feet, 4y 8 inches by Darrow Hooper of Texas A & M—was produced by the all-star cast. Bi* List Deckard has his usual Imposing list of competitors, 313 from 25 universities and 426 from 47 colleges. The Relays will open tomorrow wifh seven final events and eight preliminaries for the college and university athletes. Iowa's high school youngsters will be busy in seven events. t Wes Santee, the fabulous Kansas distance runner who raced through a 4:03.1 mile at the Kansas games last Saturday, will maek two appearances tomorrow afternoon. Records Expected Santee, who is staying out of the open mile to anchor four Kansas teams, will show in the university sprint medley and the university and college four mile relay. Wes and his mates are expected to come up with new records in both events if conditions are right. Kansas ran the sprint medley at the Texas Relays in 3:20.2, fastest the event ever has-been run. The Jayhawks also hurried through the four mile event at Texas in 17:15.6, three-tenths of a second under the Drake record. A new mark also is expected in the two mile run tomorrow. Rich Ferguson of Iowa, Gene Matthews of Purdue and Dennis Myers of the University of Washington appear capable of wiping out the 9:10 rec ord by Greg Rice of Notre Dame in 1939. Texans in Sprint* The University of Texas' flee foursome — Dean Smith, Jerry Prewit, Alvin Frieden and Charle: Thomas — will be in the prelimi naries of the 440-yard and 880-yard relays. The Longhorns have been untouchable all spring. Their performance was a :40.3 flash in the 440 at Kansas last week. Houston and Illinois are figured as the most potent challengers. Vols Go on TV, But Only374GotoPark By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nashville tried its first dose of televised Southern Association baseball last night, and the Vol officials found it a bitter pill. Only 374 paying fans were in the stands to watch the Vols whip Chattanooga 7-3 for their third victory of the season. It was the other way around in Atlanta. With a car night crowd if 7,169 on hand—largest of the eason, the Crackers crumbled dismally and Birmingham romped to 14-4 victory. Mobile beat New Orleans 7-5 despite six double- lays by the Pels and Memphis allied to whip Little Rock 11-10, eaving the Travs and Atlanta till tied for the league lead. Scatters 11 Nashville's Joe Stupak, a south- aw, dished up 11 hits to the ,ookouts but scattered them ef- ectively. Little Rock started out as though t meant to make short shrift of Vlemphis, but the Travs' own mis- ues plus steady Chick scoring cost the co-leaders the victory. The Travs. who got 20 hits, went nto the ninth with a 10-8 lead. But Bobby Winkles led off with a single and scored after singles by Ken Landeriberger and Ed White. A Little Rock error let Kite Thomas on to load the bases. George Moskovich popped out and Joe Kirrene hit a grounder to John Baumgartner at third. Baumgartner cut down Thomas at second but R. C. 6tey's throw to first hit the dirt, letting in the tying and winning runs. Mobile's Billy Harris allowed ten hits and three walks, but got out of trouble neatly several times With 10 strikeouts. Lou Berberet got a homer, double and single and drove in three runs during Birmingham's rout of j Atlanta. The Crackers actually out- jhit the Barons 13-12, but they couldn't connect in the clutch, i leaving 13 men stranded. Moved to New Location On Highway 61 —OPEN FOR BUSINESS— • Mattress Renovating of All Types • Furniture Upholstery • Tailored Seat Covers • Head Lining • Door Panels Covered • Truck and Bus Seats Repaired* FREE Pickup and Delivery Smith Mattress & Upholstery Co. Phone 3-4293 It Takes Only 1 Day . . . For Us To Do Your Roll Film! We Also Specialize In • Wedding Photos • Graduation Photos • Personalized Photos BEE GEE PHOTO SERVICE I0« S. First St. — Phone 3-8637 ATTENTION FARMERS The Paul D. Foster Co. has on hand at the Blytheville Warehouse BREEDERS REGISTERED and CERTIFIED Soybean and Cottonseeds for your planting nerds! Come to the Blytheville Warehouse for fast, convenient service and lowest prices possible Ml seed Backed in new bags—HIGHEST GERMINATION—TOPS IN PURITY. Rich Las Vegas Tourney Opens Golfdom's Best, Except For Hogan, Are There LAS VEGAS. Nev. UPi — The $35,000 Las Vegas Tournament of Champions starting today has the favored Sam Snead and 18 other name professionals aiming at the $10,000 top prize. The 72-hole event, inauguarated last year and won- by a longshot, Al Besselink, is restricted to winners of a major open tournament in the past year. Sneed was installed as a close 7-2 betting favorite in an atmosphere where wagering comes no worse than second nature. This stems from the White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.. star's victory in the recent Masters in a playoff with Ben Hogan. Besselink, of course, is back. Also on deck, and highly regard- ad, are Lloyd Mangrum, Gary Middlecoff. E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, Doug Ford, Earl Stewart Jr., Ted Kroll, Bob Toski, Ed (Porky) Oliver, Ed Furgol, Dave Douglas. Fred Wample. Art Wall Jr., Shelley Mayfield, Walter Burkemo and Chandler Harper. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Detroit 4 3 .571 — Chicago 4 3 .571 — New York 4 3 .571 — Washington 4 3 .571 — Philadelphia 3 4 .429 1 Boston 3 4 .429 1 Baltimore 2 4 .333 iy 2 Today's Games Cleveland at Baltimore. Only game scheduled Wednesday's Results New York 5, Boston 1 Cleveland 2, Baltimore 1 Washington 13, Philadelphia 1 Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE WL Pet. G.B. Philadelphia 5 3 Cincinnati 5 3 Brooklyn 4 3 Milwaukee 3 3 St. Louis 3 4 New York 3 4 Chicago 2 3 Pittsburgh 3 5 Today's Games New York at Pittsburgh. Only game scheduled Wednesday's Results Brooklyn 6, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 5, New York 4 St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 7, Chicago 3 .625 — .625 — -571 y 2 .500 1 .429 U' 2 .429 l ! /2 .400 iy 2 .375 2 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Charleston 8, Minneapolis 7 (11 innings) Columbus 7, St. Paul 4 Kansas City 6, Toledo 4 Only games scheduled TEXAS LEAGUE Houston 9, Oklahoma City 6 Tulsa 3, San Antonio 2 Beaumont 18, Dallas 1 Fort Worth 13, Shreveport 7 WESTERN LEAGUE Denver 13, Pueblo 10 Colorado Springs 4, Wichita 1 Lincoln 4. Des Moines 2 Omaha at Sioux City postponed SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION ...W. L...Pct...GB ittle Rock .. Atlanta ....... New Orleans .. Memphis , Birmingham, .. Chattanooga .. Mobile Nashville ..8 4 . 8 4 . 8 6 7 6 . 6 7 . 5 7 . 5 7 3 9 .667 .667 .571 .538 .462 .417 .417 .250 WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Birmingham 14, Atlanta 4 Nashville 7, Chattanooga 3 Memphis 11. Little Rock 10 Mobile 7, New Orleans 5 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Birmingham at Atlanta Little Rock at Memphis Chattanooga at Nashville New Orleans at Mobile Al Rosen of Cleveland who led the American League in 1953 with 43 home runs, hit 25 at Cleveland but only one in New York. NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that Feti- ion has been filed with the City buncil of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, by Carlton and Myrtle Osburn, seeking to close, vacate and abandon all that portion of ^orth Twentieth Street to the City f Blytheville, Arkansas, which lies lorth of Main Street and south of 'hickasawba Avenue. Said Petition will be heard by said City Council at its next regular session, Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m., May 11, 1954. W. I. MALIN, City Clerk. 4/22/54 TV, Turner Help Jones And Family Two Fights With Gil Made Bobby Well PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Television and Gil Turner are making life much easier for Bobby Jones, his four kids and his expectant wife. Jones arrived in Philadelphia early last month for a 10- round bout with Turner. The 29-year-old Californian was unranked and figured so much cannon fodder for the ambitious local boy. But Jones, a 3-1 underdog, won a split decision. An accident said Turner and hi« following. It couldn't happen again. It didn't instead of a split decision, the methodical Jones won on a 10th round technical knockout here last night in the return bout. He was only a 2-1 underdog this time. Big One Ahead So Jones, who came here with little or no reputation, leaves with two impressive victories, his pockets lined with green stuff to take care of the little Jones kids and momma, and prospects of a big outdoor fight in June. Both of the Jones-Turner fights were part of the Wednesday night TV fights (CBS) so Jones picked up $4.000 in video money. He is supposed to have wrangled a $7,000 guarantee from promoter Herman Taylor for the encore. Less than 2,500 fans paid $8,835 last night. Ahead On Points Jones, who weighed l5iY z , ended the fight after 1:12 of the final round. Jones, of Oakland, Calif., wai ahead on all the official cards and the Associated Press score sheet when the end came. Hones Hosiery Wins Notional Cage Crown HUTCHINSON, Ran JB—Hanes Hosiery of Winston-Salem, N. C., won the National Championship Girls Basketball playoffs last night by handing- Wayland College of Plainview, Tex., its first defeat in 33 games. The score was 46-39. Forward Lurlyne Mealhouse led Hanes with 16 points but she was topped by Wayland's Ruth Cannon who scored 26. The Kansas City Dons took third place in the four-team meet, edging Dowell's Dolls of Amarillo, Tex., 53-51. The playoffs were held primarily to select an all-star squad to represent this country in the French Invitational meet at Marseilles in June. Each team placed at least one player on the squad. Outfielder Bob Cerv-of the Yankees is the only boy in his family. He has three sisters. 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