The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 26, 1954
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BLYTHEVttXI (XWt.) OOVM* KIWI MONDAY, APRIL *, KM Peerless Pitching Has Loop Watching Giants By JOE REICHLER AR Sports Writer Baseball fans were still buzzing today over three successive shutouts turned in by the New York Giants' Marv Grissom, Sal Maglie and Johnny Antonelli over the Philadelphia Phils Saturday and Sunday. Thi* brilliant back - to - back pitching has all but overshadowed th* remarkable resurgence of the Chicago White Sox, who in one week leap-frogged from last to first place in the American League with seven victories, in eight games. In 27 Games, 11 Hits .Following up Grissom's 1-0 three- hit squeaker over Robin Roberts Saturday, Maglie and Antonelli limited the feeble Phils to five and three hits, respectively, yesterday as the Giants swept the doubleheader 3-0 and 5-0. In 27 straight scoreless innings, the Phils accumulated only 11 hits, 10 of them singles. The White Sox made it three in a row over Baltimore, coming from behind each time to capture both ends of a twin bill 4-3 and 3-2. The double victory boosted the. Sox into a half-game lead over Detroit's Tigers, who fell into a second-place tie, losing a 10-9 overtime decision to Cleveland. Washington broke loose with five runs in the eighth inning to. overcome the Boston Red Sox 5-1. Yanks Split New York's defending champion Yankees dropped into a fourth- the'A's whipped them 4-2 after the Yankees had taken the first game 8-1. The nightcap was called after eight innings because of Pennsylvania's curfew law. The Brooklyn Dodgers retained their half-game advantage in the National League. They defeated Pittsburgh 4-2 after the Pirates 'had shelled Don Newcombe off the mound in *e first inning and overwhelmed the Dodgers 9-3 in the opener. Reds Get Edge Cincinnati clung to second place by edging out Chicago 3-2.- The Cubs had slugged the Redlegs into a 9-2 defeat in the first game. The St. Louis Cardinals finally climbed into th« .500 circle by nipping the Milwaukee Braves 7-6 in, 12 inn- kkgft to even their record at five wine and five losses. M*$li«, 37 years old today, celebrated Ms birthday a day early wtaa he outpiched Curt Simmons for Iris third straight triumph. A toubte by Davey Williams and Don Mueller's single broke & •oorefess duel in the seventh. Two- run homers by Monte •• Irvin and Hank Thompson helped Antonelli gain the nod over Murry Dickson in the nightcap. Jim Pendleton's muff of Red BchoMMltenst's bases - loaded fly with two out in the 12th allowed Alec Grammas to score the run that gave the Cards their 7-6 victory over the Braves. Milwaukee had tied the score in the ninth when Eddie Mathews clubbed a two-run homer, his fourth of the season. Liftlt Ltogut Ncwi Registration Ends For Little League By J. P. FRIEND Blytheville boys who had not reached their 13th birthday on January 1, 1954, And who want to participate in the baseball programs of the Pee Wee League and the Little League this summer will have only until tonight to register and be eligible, Albert Taylor, player representative, warned Stan Is Back On Beam Again ST. LOUIS UP) — Things seemed a bit more normal for the St. Louis Cardinals today—Stan Musial was back on the beam. The slugging outfielder, who had collected only eight hits in 32 times at bat, broke out of his slump with four hits in six trips in yesterday's game against Milwaukee to lift his average to a respectable .316. One of the safeties was a home run. today. This deadline was established to determine the eligibles for the try out camps prior to the "purchase" of players by the. six Little League clubs, Taylor explained. Total list of registrations and members of the reserve lists from 1953 have exceeded the 200 figure and several others are expected before the period closes tonight. Sixty-five players were held over from last season and 145 newcomers have registered for places, according to the latest tabulation. Point System Under the procedure established at the Little League organization meeting prior to the 1953 season each club was allotted 36.000 points with which to "buy" their players by the bidding process. Regardless of the original payment for- a playe: clubs receive credit for only 2,400 points when he becomes overage or moves from the city. Season Opens June 17 Plans for the 1954 season, which gets uder way on June 1, will be made during a,meeting of the Little League coaches tomorrow night at 7 p. m., at the Ark-Mo Power Gen- the local office. A 45-game schedule will be adopted and details of the try-out camps completed. There vin oe xour tryouts by ages beginning Monday, May 3 and ending Thursday, May 6. The first will be for the 10-year-olds, May 3, followed by the 11-year- olds on Tuesday; 12-year-olds on Wednesday, while those Who have reached their 13th birthdate after January 1 will have their workouts on Thursday. These training periods will be under the supervision and direction Jackson Meets Slade Tonight Boxing's Newest Star Meets a Proven Spoiler NEW YORK Iff) — Hurricane Tommy Jackson, who moved from prelim boy to No. 3 heavyweight contender on three stunning victories, takes on a tough assignment tonight at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway in Jimmy Slade, a "spoiler" with the style to bother him. When he stopped Dan Bucceroni a month ago. after knocking out Rex Layne and outpointing Clarence Henry, Jackson captured the fight fans. The of this tireless from Rockaway will be seeking prospects on which to bid during the buying session, May 10. Players will furnish their own shoes and gloves during the practices. Because of the large number of applicants under 10 years of age no tryoute will be conducted for them. They automatically will be assigned to the Pee Wee League teams. Several of the Little League teams have indicated a desire to obtain "farm" clubs among the younger group. This matter likely will be discussed and some possible action taken at the Tuesday the coaches. night meeting of Those interested in helping out the Pee Wee teams are especially invited to attend the meeting with the Little League coaches, Commissioner Fred S. Saliba announced. imagination of headlong style young Negro Beach who shakes off punishment like a raindrops makes up for his crude awkwardness. Tough Customer In Slade, Jackson will be fighting a rough customer who punches hard to the body out of a crouch. He may be able to weave under the Hurricane's wild gusts and end the Jackson boom. He is the No. 3 lightheavy challenger to Archie Moore. Paola Rosi, promising Italian import, moves up in class to box Orland Zulueta,. the second ranked lightweight challenger. Friday at St. Nicholas arena. Rosi looked good stopping Eddie Compo April 9, showing a sound style and a solid wallop. It's the usual Friday network show (ABC-Radio and NBC-TV). The winner will be in there pitching for a title shot at the Paddy Demarco-Jimmy Carter rematch at San Francisco, June 2. Two other lightweights with title Saturday night(ABC -TV) at Cincinnati when Wallace (Bud) Smith meets Johnny Gonsalves. Ralph Dupas, the New Orleans schoolboy flash, takes on Dennis Pat Brady, New York campaigner, in a lightweight ten Wednesday (CBS-TV). Dupas os listed No. 4 among the 135-pounders at the age of 19. He has lost only five of 54 starts, one two Demarco Jan. 2. HIS MAN—Six-foot-two Richard Wheeler plays cricket, so he's 10-year-old Michael Saunders' man at club in Southampton, England. fNEA Pony League Has 75 Boys on Line With about 75 boys already on the dotted line, Pony League registration is slated to close on May 7 and first games have been scheduled for June 2. The Pony League has been set up along lines similar to that of the Little League and is for boys too old (13) for the Little League and who were not 15 before Jan. 1, of this year. As of now, four teams are lined up for participation in the league. Tryouts, when managers will view players, are to begin May 10 and continue through May 14. Actual bidding for players will take place on May 19. Teams and their coaches include Rams — Chester Caldwell, Dan Caldwell and Harry C. Farr; Tigers — Jim Killett, Bob Logan; Eagles — P. D. Foster, Tcler Buchanan; Bears — Bill Bear and Leon Wilson. Emory Francis, whose office is in the Blytheville Water Co., office on West Main, has been named player representative. Players may register either with Mr. Francis or with Y Secretary J. P. Garrott. Pony Lecguers are to play one game a week (on Wednesdays and Thursdays)-and their season will close on August 19. Guard's Par 72 Leads Spring Tourney An even-par 72 fired by Dr. James C. Guard looked as if it might stand up for medal honors in the Blytheville Country Club's annual 36-hole medal tournament which opened this week. Threats of rain and occasional showers yesterday led tournament officials to lengthen the qualifying deadline to Friday. The final 18 must be played either Saturday or Sunday. The extension of qualifying means that defending Champion Mac Williams, Jr., will get a crack at qualifying. Hold Two Title* He has been out of town failed week. and to shoot his initial 18 last Williams holds both the 'spring medal and club champion* ship . Guard is followed by James Terry and Wilson's Bill Joe Denton both of 1 whom have 76V Finishing out the top 11 are Lloyd Stickmon, 80; Herbert Graham, 81; John Lenti, 82; R. A. Porter, 82; Don Coleman, 82; Chuck Langston, 82; Louis McWaters, 83; and Russell Hays, 83. 50 Expected Club Professional Paul Farrington said he expects to have about 50 golfers signed up for the first 18 by the time qualifying is completed on Friday. This will mean, he stated, about five brackets or flights with prizes going to the winner and runnerup in each bracket. Additional awards will include a blind prize in each bracket and a premium for the longest putt on the 18th hole Sunday. All awards will be of golf merchandise. in the form 11 parts of the Laburnum tree, including its seeds, are poisonous. NBACouldHaveUsedBigBevo By GAYLETALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The most painful decision made by any organization in a long time must have been that by the National Basketball Assn. when it voted to bar Bevo Francis, the phenomenal scoring star from Rio Grande College for the next two seasons. Bevo is available and anxious, but the high-minded NBA solons stuck to the rule which says none of their clubs may sign a player until his -class has graduted. Bevo was only a sophomore when he was sacked from the little Ohio school recently for skipping classes. Needed Bit; Gates If ever A league was suffering for need of such a drawing card as Francis would be—at least for once around the circuit—it is the-NBA, whose attendance fell off something awful in the season just closed. Syracuse, though its team carried Minneapolis down to the final game in the playoffs, doesn't even know for certain it can save it* franchise. Too Skinny Th* pros say, as a matter of fact, that Francis is too skinny and "uncoached" to play in .their corn- puny at this time. That wouldn't SPECIAL OLD GERMAN BEER 14 Can CAM .... $3.18 • Can CAM. . .... 88c iquor Sfort r VOI' US'!* «•*• have kept the fans from paying to see him try though. If one may take the Boston Red Sox as fair examples, big league ball clubs arr getting a little smarter all the time after a slow start. The Sox, we see, have joined the ranks of clubs who have coated their outfield fences with foam rubber padding so that players, coming into violent contact with the barriers, will bounce instead of crumple. No Bear Traps It has ever been among the stranger faffets of the baseball magnate mentality that he will permit a player worth maybe $200,000 on the market to risk ending his career by racing headlong into concrete walls. The same magnate wouldn't, on the. other hand, think of setting bear traps in the outfield grass. A least two players, Jim Pier- sail of the Red Sox and Jim Rivera of the Chicago White Sox, were laid up for varying periods after they collided, with fences in training games this spring. In time, surely, every wall in the major leagues will be upholstered. Blytheville Club Gains 18-2 Victory Blytheville's independent baseball club pounded out 21 hits and 18 uns yesterday to take an 18-2 vic- ory over Stanford as Bill Rounsal- all held the losers to seven hits and two runs. P. D. Foster, Blytheville right- ielder, came up with three safe- ies and three walks in six times at bat to give him a perfect day at the plate. E. J. Baker went four for six and pete Bennett and Rounsavall each vere three for six. Stanford's Reeves, who was the oser, was racked for seven runs and as many hits in the 2 2/3 innings he worked. He walked four and hit one batsman. It was Rounsavall's second win n a row. He struck out two and walked only one. Blytheville goes on the road next week, meeting- Stanford on Saturday and taking Caraway on Sunday. Stanford Faulknca 2B Gramling SS 3B Bryant 3B P Meadow CF J. Lenderman LF McKinney C Garneth RF Harville RF B. Lenderman IB Reeves P Kemicrnore P Boling SS HIGH COMPETITION — This greyhound figures he has no worries if the Berlin Dog Exhibition judges go for big fellows, ,but the tiny Barsoy. ensconced on the pillow, is just as hopeful. (NEA) AP Newsfeatures NORMAN, Okla. —What is the place of athletics in American universities today? Football coach Bud Wilkinson, who also directs athletics at the University of Oklahoma, admits sports have chariged radically. "The original purpose of athletics," he said at a faculty dinner, "was purely for reoreation. But athletics have grown from those beginnings into a focal point of interest, especially in the large state universities. "Environment and nationality are forgotten on the field, with ability the lone factor. And in football we have a common bond for all the diverse interests of a university. "There are problems. Recruiting and/or subsidizing and spring practice have been the most discussed, but they resolve into one issue: Are we honest?" Wilkinson set forth the considerations in selecting prospects as academic ability first, athletic prowess second. "Competition," said Wilkinson, "is what made America great. What we need fear is the enemy within our group: Complacent people who say opportunity is not important. In our game the only security is to win, and the more you win the greater the incentive to beat you becomes." Wilkinson, whose Sooners won over Maryland in the Orange Bowl,, should know. He hasn't lost a Big AB 4 2 4 4 4 3 2 2 4 1 1 Blytheville Xillett 3B Garner 2B Foster SS Bennett LF Fisher RF Baker CF Hay C O'Neil C Childress IB Privett IB Rounsavall ? 33 AB R H 7 1 1 432 3 33 6 6 3 2 2 1 6 2 Stanford Blytheville 002 223 44 18 21 000 000 109 0 1 X BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 26 8: 75 p.m. TAG MATCH M Getz Adults 50c — Children 15c Monster Jock Moody vs Chuck Molner Plus 2 l-Fall Matches MONSTER vi MOODY CITZ v* MOLNER RR Bell for Church JAMAICA, N. Y. (£>)—Instead of announcing the approach of a Long Island train, an old engine bell will call the Basmibiti tribe in Tanganyika, Africa, to religious services. Maryknoll missioner Denis E. O'Brien, a -former Marine sergeant, wrote friends that his new church lacked a bell. Long Island railroad officials donated a 275 pound, bronze and steel bell and railroad shop workers made a special bracket for it in their spare time. tune in! Cards' Wild Series With Braves Ends ST. LOUIS (AP) — Managers Eddie Stanky and Charley Grimm might be mumbling to themselves but so far the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Braves have come out all even in losing games through loose fielding. Pelican Pitching Picks Up Club New Orleans Now Flirting With League Lead Again By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS New Orleans pitching, which floundered last week and threatened to pull the Pelicans into the second division, righted itself over the weekend and new thy are flirting with the Southern Association lead. Elroy Face and Ed Wolfe silenced the Memphis Chicks yesterday 5-1 and 3-0. Corning on the heels of a 6-3 Bob Schultz pitching success Saturday night, the twin victories vaulted New Orleans into second place — only a game behind league leading Atlanta. The Pels had lost four straight and were in fourth place. Chicks Tumble The lost weekend dropped Memphis into a fourth-place deadlock with erratic Birmingham and fast- moving Mobile. The Barons lost to Nashville 11-3 in the Sunday opener and bounced back to defeat the Vols 12-2, Mobile hammered out a 14-2 decision over the sagging Little Rock Travelers, and Atlanta lost a 5-2 nightcap to Chattanooga after humbling the Lookouts 12-2 in the first game. Hot Mobile bats, which have carried the Bears to five victories in their last six games, reached five Little Rock pitchers for 13 hits, including a first-inning homer by Ken -Pflasterer. Playing his first game for the Bears, Billy Glane and Jay Vercrouse combined to limit Little Rock to six hits. Glane, lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh, was the winner. Rocks on Downgrade Little Rock, after Winning five straight to open the season, has dropped seven 'of its last 11 games. The Speck brothers found different fates in sabbath mound outings. Keith, the 25-year-old elder, who hurls for Birmingham, yielded only five hits in the Baron nightcap Victory while brother Jerry Speck, 23-year-old Memphis •* The two clubs have split the four games played against each other this season. The Cards won yesterday thanks to a pair of 13th inning errors by left fielder Jim Pendleton and third baseman Eddie Mathews. Bis Blow Mathews sent the game into over' time with a two-run homer in the ninth but them fumbled Rip Re- pulski's grounder with two out and one man on base in the 12th. Wally Moon then beat out an infield hit to fill the bases and Red Schoendienst lifted a fly ball to left-center. Pendleton caught, then dropped the ball while the winning run scored. Stan Slams Stan Musial hit his third homer, a double and two singles for the Birds and Alex Grammas drove in three runs with three singles. Rookie Hank Aaron collected four singles and his second home run fon Milwaukee. Chftt Nichols took the defeat and Joe Presko the victory, both in relief. Rookie Moon, with one hit in six times at bat. saw his lusty batting average drop to .410—third place in the National League. He has collected 16 hits in 39 trips to the plate. In .a night game here Friday, shortstop Solly Hemus booted a double-play grounder to give Milwaukee a 7-5 victory in the 14th inning. Only one of the four games played by the clubs has gone the regulation nine innings. righthander, was derricked in the loss to after New four innings Orleans. Fist Fi&ht Some rather feeble fist flinging Aussies Gain Cut CANBERRA (/P)—Australia gained only 42,883 people from migration in 1953, less than half the 1952 figure. There were 74,915 arrivals but 32,032 people, including 25,295 Australians, left the country. Many Australians who leave the country are young people in their early twenties going chiefly to England to study or gain experience. Many marry and remain away indefinitely. following a dispute over a hit batsman moved arbiters to eject Managers Cal Eemer of Chattanooga and Whit Wyatt of Atlanta in the Crackers-Lookouts second game. The two pilots tangled briefly near the third-base dugout during an argument over whether Atlanta pitcher Herb Grissom aimed at Don Grate when he hit the big Lookout in the fifth inning. Grate debated with himself for a fraction of a second, decided in the affirmative and threw his bat at Grissom. The mild managerial mauling followed. Nothing else like it in Arkansas! QD >^ STRAIGHT WHISKY WmfANQLD :~FUVOR AIL ITS BASEBALL PLAY BY PLAY KLCN-FM with HARRY CARAY MOUOHT TO YOU §Y ANHIUSEft-ftUSCH, INC «f. tOU« • NIWAKK . 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