The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 24, 1954
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SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Orioles May Have Last Laugh Yet Cards Lose In 14; Bums Win in 13 By BEX PHLEGAR Associated Press Sports Writer The new Baltimore Orioles, criticized in some quarters for picking up too many Athletics and not enough athletes, are rapidly n e a r i n g the point where they can have the last laugh. One of the biggest reasons is Joe Coleman, a sore-armed righthander resurrected by Philadelphia last season from Savannah of the Sally League where he had lost 12 of 13. It had been five seasons since Coleman had shown real promise in the majors and his 3-4 record in 1953 with only two complete games didn't indicate Baltimore was getting any prize when the Orioles traded Bob Cain to get him and wildman Frank Fanovich. Coleman Blossoms Cain went to the minors without pitching an inning. So did Fanovich. But Coleman really has blossomed. He made his second start yesterday, pitched his second complete game and won for the first time 3-1, over the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings. His other time out he lost a three-hit heartbreaker to Ned Garver and Detroit 1-0. In 19 innings he has given up only nine hits. Garver Again Good Coleman needed an or his skill because the Orioles weren't getting anywhere against Billy Pierce until Vern Stephens homered in the eighth. Then ir the 10th they picked up two on Billy Hunter's single, Ray Murray's double and a single by Coleman. • Garver pitched another good one yesterday, beating Cleveland 6-1 on six singles. Rain washed out one-third of the scheduled night games but from the standpoint of total time they weren't missed. Brooklyn and Pittsburgh used 4 hours 13 minutes before the Dodgers won 6-5 in 13 innings. Milwaukee and St. Louis played 4 hours 2 minutes with the Braves winning 7-5 in 14 innings. They were the longest games of the season, in time and in innings. Cubs Win The Chicago Cubs blasted Cincinnati 10-3 with four home runs and 20 hits and Washington edged Boston 7-6 in other night action. The Philadelphia Phillies were rained out against the Giants in New York as were the Athletics and New York Yankees in Philadelphia. The brash Pirates refused to play dead before the mighty Dodgers, coming from behind three times before finally bowing. Brooklyn was within one out of winning And Everyone Does It By The Associated Press "Chattanooga looks like the team to beat," said Southern Association President Charlie Hurth after watching the spring- ly Lookouts in spring training. Up to now, the other teams have been taking him at his word. The league's exhibition circuit champions have dropped eight of 11 games since taking the opening series from Memphis. Currently they are nursing a 5-9 record in seventh place and reflecting sadly on the evils of night ball and the home run. 3-2 Loss Last night Atlanta's Chuck Tanner homered with Lloyd Gearhart on base to give the Crackers a 3-2 margin over Chattanooga.Little Rock remained a game behind the pace-setting Crackers by trouncing S&obile 7-3, Birmingham topped Nashville 9-2, and Memphis defeated New Orleans 5-3. New Orleans pitching, touted as the best in the league, has collapsed in the last four games—each of which the Pels lost. Manager Danny Murtaugh called on his ace, Ed Wolfe, to stop the slump, but Memphis assaulted the big hurler for four runs in the first inning. Another first-inning eruption won for Little Rock. The Travelers lashed Clyde DeWitt, a 19-game winner at Salt Lake City last year, for five runs before Bear Skipper Stan Wasiak could derrick his young righthander. With that sort of a start, veteran Milo Johnson had it made. The lean Little Rock curver yielded only four hits, two of them home runs by Jim Gentile and Dick Teed in the fourth inning. Birmingham's Art Ceccarelli wild-pitched three times, but the lefthander fanned 11 Nashville Vols in posting his first victory after two setbacks. ~ , " % in nine innings but Frank Thomas doubled high off the wire screen above the left field wall at Forbes Field to score Bob Skinner who had walked. Robinson Steals Thru The winning Brooklyn run came on a double by Jackie Robinson that scored Junior Gilliam. Robinson stole second, third and was on the payoff end of a triple steal earlier in the game. A pinch hit single by Jack Dittmer scored the tieing run for Milwaukee in the ninth at St. Louis and a single by Jim Pendleton, another pinch hitter, brought home the winning tallies in the 14th. Milwaukee led briefly in the 13th on a home run by Charlie White. Chicago's attack against Cincinnati included home runs by Gene Baker, Ernie Banks, Ralph Kiner and Randy Jackson. Jackson also collected four singles to increase his league leading batting average to .615. Wildness by Bill nenry and Bill Werle set up Washington's winning rally in the seventh against Boston. The Senators used three walks, three singles and an error to score four runs. Grudge Bout Booked for Legion Ring Grudge wrestling comes back to Memorial Auditorium Monday night as Jack Moody attempts to square the score with The Monster These two heavyweights will be on opposing sides in a tag match which will headline the American Legion's wrestling card. The Monster will have as his partner Al Getz, the veteran toughie who had a long list of victories in Blythevilie. Teaming up with Moody will be Chuch Molner, the young heavy- Weight who has been building a fine reputation in Blythevilie recently. Bad blood between Moody and the masked wrestler was stirred to the overflow point last week when the two tangled in a bout here. It ended with Moody sprawling outside the ring where he had been kicked by The Monster. The Monster is one of the roughest wrestlers to appear here in recent years. He has lost only two bouts here, both on disqualifications by the referee. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with The Monster meeting Moody and Molner taking on Getz. Arkonsans Have Big Doy By Trie Associated Press A couple of Arkansans had a perfect day at bat in major league baseball yesterday, each getting five for five. Wally Moon, rookie outfielder from Boy, slugged a triple and four singles for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 14-inning 7-5 loss to Milwaukee. Moon also stole a base. Ransom Jackson, veteran third sacker from Little Rock and Helena, paced the Chicago Cubs to a 10-3 conquest of Cincinnati with a home run and four singles. The spree lofted hi sbatting average for the season to .615. Two other Arkansas boys did right well yesterday, too. Red Sox third baseman George Kell, from Swifton, collected a double and two singles in four trips as Boston lost to Washington 7-6. Sherm' Lollar of Fayetteville, Chicago White Sox catcher, hit a double and a single in four trips although his team dropped a 3-1 decision to Baltimore in 10 innings. Sports Roundup— U.S. Tennis Fortunes Falling By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — We are not inclined to brood, normally, about the low estate of amateur tennis in the country at this time, feeling there are much more important topics to brood about and that, anyway, the matter probably will adjust itself in time. A future world champion doubtless is riding his tricycle on some sunny California sidewalk right this minute. The postman has, however, just thudded down the 1954 edition of the "Official Tennis Yearbook and Guide," and to leaf through its pages is to gain a renewed awareness of the near-depths to which we have fallen in a game we dominated for so long. In other words, we're in bad shape, chum. There's no telling when we'll get the Davis Cup back "from Australia, if ever, at our current rate of production. No Stars The latest guiae—and anyone can see the bad news first hand by mailing a buck to the Lawn Tennis Assn. at 120 Broadway—starts off by listing our first 10 stars with photos. The photos are fine, but what they disclose after showing Tony Trabert's young face in the No. 1 spot is very depressing. Tony possibly is the world's best amateur, though he scarcely proved it in losing to Lewis Hoad in their dramatic challenge round match at Melbourne. After Tony, as the listing emphasizes, there simply is not a young player in sight who might join him in a successful two-man bid for the cup. Then Seixas No. 2 is 30-year-old Vic Seixas, who has proved himself unequal to the task. At least, the Philadelphian was unable to win a single set in losing to both the young Aussie phenoms, Hoad and Ken Rosewall, in his most recent attempt. Then, if you're still looking, our No. 3 is Art Larsen, the lefthander who won at Forest Hills in 1950 and has done nothing of note since. Gardnar Mulloy, the No. 4, still is a remarkably fine tennis player at 40, but his presence that high in the line-up only serves to reemphasize the scarcity of young talent in the country. And from there on down to No 10 in the national ranking 'the story is much the same. Both Straight Clark, No. 5, and Ham Richardson, No. 6, have been toted to Australia in recent years with the cup squad and have not come close to playing >in the challenge round. There isn't a remote possibility that any one or the final four in descending order — Bernard Bartzen, Tom Brown Jr., Noel Brown Jr., and Grant Golden—will be a member of the team that flies to the other side of the world on ano- other hopeless quest next winter. BIG LEAGUE ROOKIES ALEX 6JMMMA5 SHOULD BE '0 -6AV ) 1 -* A S, GETTEC ) E/ _-<^KL PAYOPP TO COMB THE vv/Deje «4\'cs£ By JACKIE BURKE Winning his first tournament is the biggest thrill in a golfer's life. That is why the last hole of the Ric Grande Valley Open of 1950 will linger in my memory. It brought me my first major victory. I required, a birdie on the 18th hole at Harlingen, Tex., to win. This despite the fact that I was working on the lowest round of my career, a 63. Hungry to break into the first money, I hit what probably was the best drive I've ever made. Straight and true, it carried 260 yards and wound up only three and a half feet from the pin. I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve as I stepped on the green. Putting always has been my forte, so I sank one and walked off with an eagle 2, not to mention the winner's share of the prize money. That eagle was the first feather in my golfing cap. ., The most important thing in golf is the grip. No grip, no game. Af- j ter you have mastered the funda- j mentals, it's up to you. j No golfer is going anywhere in j particular without plenty of practice and determination. (Jackie Burke will be amonff golfers trying to beat Ben Hog'an on National Golf Day, June 5. sponsored by the PGA and Life Magazine. Amateurs will use local handicaps on their own courses. Tony DeMorco Faces Chavez Gee Wins Golf Match HOUSTON, Tex. LPI—The University of Arkansas golf team de- Bated Rice, i j /i to l J / 2 here yes- ;erday as Arkansas' Ray Barnes 'ired a 71 to become medalist. Harold Standish of Rice and Miller Barber, Arkansas, fired par 72s ,o tie the top match. Barnes de- eated Jay Riviere, 4 and 3; E. B. Gee, Arkansas, defeated Frank Bassett, 5"and 4; and Dean Small beat Arkansas' Bill Rogers, 1-up. Barber and Barnes dropped Standish and Riviere, 4 and 2, and Rogers and Gee edged Small and Bassett, 1-up. i BOSTON CW— Boston's improving Tony DeMarco takes his newly- found right hand power and a victory over Champion Paddy DeMarco into his 10-round televised lightweight fight with Carlos Chavez of Los Angeles tonight at Boston Garden. Tony, who demonstrated vastly- improved right smashes to follow his left leads in gym workouts in recent days, is a 10-7 favorite to win the bout which will be televised (ABC) to most parts of the By THE ASSOCIATED Pit ESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W 53 ft 3 -1 3 5 4 3 3 4 6 .400 .375 .375 l>i:t. GB .til!5 ,<525 .571 «... .556 » L . .500 1 3 5 3 5 Philadelphia Brooklyn Milwaukee Cincinnati Chicago Pittsburgh St. Louis ... Now York Today's Games Philadelphia at New York., Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. Chicago nt Cincinnati. Milwaukee :u St. Louis. Friday's Results Milwaukee 7. St. Louis 5 14 innings > Brooklyn (>, Pittsburgh 5 (13 in- ninsjs > Chicago 10, Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia HI, New York, postponed, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L IVl, GB Detroit Washington No'.v York Chicago 5 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 Baltimore 4 4 Philadelphia 3 4 .025 .625 .571 .500 .500 .429 1 1 i'; Boston 3 5 .375 2 Cleveland 3 5 .375 2 Today's Games New York at Philadelphia. Baltimore at Chicago. Cleveland at Detroit. Boston at Washington. Friday's lU-sults Baltimore 3, Chicago 1 (10 innings) Detroit 6. Cleveland 1 Washington 7, Boston 6 New York at Philadelphia, postponed, rain. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 10 4 Little Rock 9 5 .714 .(>43 .600 .500 .467 .429 .357 .286 Memphis ....... 9 6 New Orleans ... 8 8 Binningha m ---- 7 8 Mobile .......... 6 8 Chattanooga ____ 5 9 Nashville ...... 4 10 FRIDAY'S RESULTS Atlanta 3, Chattanooga 2 Little Rock 7. Mobile 3 Birmingham 9. Nashville 2 Memphis 5. New Orleans 3 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Atlanta at Chattanooga Birmingham at Nashville Little Rock nt Mobile Memphis at New Orleans AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Indianapolis 6., Charleston 5 Louisville 4. St. Paul 3 Toledo 6, Minneapolis 3 Kansas City at Columbus, postponed. TEXAS LEAGUE Tulsa 8, Houston 4 San Antonio 7, Oklahoma City 5 Fort Worth 8, Benumor.t 4 Dallas 9. Shreveport 4 WESTERN LEAGUE Wichita 8, Denver 7 Pueblo 11. Colorado Springs 3 Des Moines 6. Omaha 2 Sioux City 5, Lincoln 4. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Jed Black, 144ft Janesville, W. T., 150. Decision Joey Klein, New York .10. PHILADELPHIA—Carmen Bnr- tolomeo, 142, Philadelphia, knocked out Johnny Ciccarelli, 148, Wilmington, Del., 2. months ago> Tony DeM arco Defeated Paddy (no relation) while ChaVez lost a decision to the new- ly . crowned champion. ' Tony is now riding a w ' inning streak Qf 1Q straignt and has lost Qn]y four fights Q£ his 3g since iurnin& p ro f ess j ona i In 1943. cha- VCZi a J5 year veteran> has won 71 ]ost 23 and drawn nine of 1Q3 ?;ar ( iS _ ' Small Home Loans Available now No PHA requirements if you own your lot and have a small down payment Five years to pay E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. OLD GERMAN BEER 24 Can Case .... $3.18 6 Can Case 88t Campbell's Liquor Store and Pool Room 312 E. Main CLOSE OUT Many Pattern Dishes i Price Hubbard Hardware Guaranteed Watch Cleaning 36 $ «% 50 Hour K Service Watch is completely disassembled, machine cleaned, pivots polished, hairspring adjusted. Two Watchmakers THOMPSON Jewelers 114 W. MAIN Next Door to Wade Furn. Play Starts In Softball Leagues of Y THIS YEAR'S NUMBER — Thrusting his head through a floral wreath at Yankee Stadium. Casey Stengel shouts his intention of going after the World Champions' sixth straight American League pennant and world title (NEA1 Golfers Fight Wall and Wind Lesser Light Shoots For $10,000 Prire LAS VEGAS. Nev. (-Pi—Golfers in the $35,000 Tournament of Champions faced another windy day and the tusk of overhauling the surprise leader, Art, Wall Jr.. today as play swung into the third round. Wall. 30-yenr-old pro from Pocono Manor, Pa., and a comparative stranger to headlines, hold ti two-stroke lend over his nearest challenger In the quest for the $10.000 first prize in the 72-hole affair, which ends tomorrow. Wall took command late yesterday with a six under par 60. The performance broke the competitive record for the Desert Inn Country Club course and shattered the back nine holes of the par 30-36—72, 7.102-yard layout. His two-day total WHS (59-66—135. It kept him in front of Gene Littler, the 1953 national amateur champion, whose 68 put him at 137 for the midway murk, and four shots ahead of Lloyd Mangrum, the co-leader in the first round. Mangrum fired a 71 for 139. Doug Ford remained in contention with his second straight 70 lor MO. Play In two "Y" softball started yesterday afternoon when the Central Rockets of the Fifth Grade League defeated Yarbro 3-2 In six innings, while in the Gra-Y League, composed mostly of 6th Rj'ade boys, Lange defeated Sudbury 8-4 by virture of a four- run rally in an extra inning. In the fifth grade game, Central scored nil three runs in the big fourth on Terry Mullins' home run with two mates aboard. Tex Turner did the hurling aud was the winning pitcher. Stiles was the loser, although he gave up only four hits. In the Gra-Y game, the Lange club picked up three big runs in I the opening frame, largely on the i wildncss of Billy Nelson, who walked the first three men to face him. Frank Alford came in to put out the fire and pitched good ball the rest of the way. Sudbury also had one marker in the bottom of the first and tied it up in the third inning on Freddie White's homer with one one. Both teams scored in the fourth and came to game's end tied at 4- all. In the sixth. Jimmy Killett was safe on an error. Cook and Smith walked to fill the bases and nil scored on a series of wild throws on Danny Smothers' ground ball. Sudbury then went down in order. Football TV On ABC in '54 NEW YORK UP) ~ Televising of college football games this fall will be about the same as 1953 except that the games will oome to the viewer over a different network. The television committee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced yesterday that the American Broadcasting Co. had replaced the National Broadcasting System as the TV medium. ABC will telecast 12 Saturday afternoon gnmes and the Thanksgiving Day game or games which will come under the NCAA code. ABC also will carry an extensive scries of supporting radio programs beginning July 24. decision over Joey Klein, a hometown boy, in the 10-round televised feature at St. Nicholas Arena. Referee Harry Kessler scored it 7-2-1 and Judge Harold Barnes 62-2, both for Bluck. Judge Charley Shorten came up with a surprising 5-4-1 ballot for Klein. The AP had It 6-4 for Black. Ir3 ttsrtzyy d!703ncs23 Army Holds Key To Block's Future NEW YORK 1.7!—The Army holds the key to the future of welterweight Jed Black, a pug-nosed college grad from Michigan State. Black graduated Dec. 16 and most of his.class already has been called to ROTC duty. He still is waiting word. New York saw Black for the first time last night as he won a split RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIC VICTIMS Relief Fro* Fife . Qufafc. blwKl «tr«»m from lnta*tin«. Will not n«u««*t«. 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Come to the Blythevilie Warehouse for fast, convenient service and lowest prices possible. All seed packed m new bags—HIGHEST GERMINATION—TOPS IN T PURITY. COTTON SEED Breeders Registered Deltapine 15 Breeders D&PL Fox Ark. Blue Tag Deltapine 15 Ark. Blue Tag D&PL Fox SOYBEANS Blue Tag Cert. Ogdens Red Tag Cert. Ogdens Non-Cert. Ogdens Non-Cert, Dormans The Paul D. Foster Co., is exclusive distributor for Breeders Registered Seed in Arkansas. Farmers-Remember that the Paul D. Foster Co. has been the Icadin* distributor of insecticides in this area for over nine years. We carry complete stocks of fresh, hi^h potency materials at all times at the Blytheville Warehouse. Now is the time to be thinking about early colton thrip and flea hopper control. Also watch for cutworms and army worms in small grains. THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. North Highway Bl Wait>hous« Bid*. Phone S-341* It Takes Only 1 Day ... For Us To Do Your Roll Film! 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