The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 26, 1954
Page 7
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MONDAY, APRIL 26,1954 1LYTHEVTLLB It's Still Same Old Durocher By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK (NEA) — The 1954 Leo Durocher, who tfeey told you was in perfect agreement with everybody in the Giants' organization that lineup juggling only hurts a team, was speedily knocking off a cigarette in front of his locker. He had just finished a game which+• saw Whitey Lockman, his first baseman, playing in left field; Bobby Hofman, a reserve second sacqker at first; and Don Mueller, a .333 hitter, on the bench. Normally a natty dresser, Leo was. showing a pair of base legs under a long grey sweatshirt, which looked like a kimono. He lookec around the quiet dressing room then answered the first question. "Naw .this is nothing permanenl Just wanted to change 'em around Shake 'em up a litle. See if we can win,' 'he said. "Am I going to keep up two pla tooning? I'll lift my brother if h isn't helping us. I don't care wh we got out there as long as w -win." It seemed, to a first-time visitor that this was -where he had com 1 in. The lyrics were the same as they were last year, when the New, York' Nationals manager triec everything a couple of times and wound up with a staggering fifth place team. His winter-time crooning from Beverly Hills, soft statements about the poor managing job he had done, were just words thej jjut on sports pages judging from. the talk you now were hearing. -Somebody asked Leo about this and his tanned face gave you tha "you're crazy" look. "What am I doing this year to be a better manager than last year? You're asking me a silly question Ask me about baseball. That's not baseball. I got Antonelli, Liddle and May*. That's the only difference Jwm tart year," he said. fettow asking the question persisted and said, yes, he cer- •taMfcfcr did believe it was a question on baseball and just how was Leo handling the club this year that was so different? Was it the fact he had moved from his private room to one where his players dressed? Or was the difference in that he was on the field with his team before the game, hitting fun- goes instead of arriving at the last moment as an Army commander would to review a parade. "Look," Durocher snapped "They're still silly questions. My locker is just here, that's all. If you read the papers, they tell you it's a de«p move for psychology or some of that nonsense. According to what I read, I don't even run the club any more. I'm supposed to be told what to do. And then I see where they quote me as saying that. That's pretty good writing. Real good, when you figure that I've never said a word. • * * "If y»u want to tenow about baseball I'H talk to you all night. I'll tell you about Antonelli and Mays and Magie. But I'm not going to talk nonsense." It was apparent that the Lip didn't wish to discuss the things which, it has been said by many, did so much to ruin the Polo Grounders in 1953. But it is no secret that he was told by Horace Stoneham that this trip the club was to be a club and not a fly-by- night circus. And that the surprising two-year contract was given him on that basis It has made little dent on Leo, however, for he'l still shake 'em up, as he says. He's still the Hollywood guy. Before he left, he quickly told a television man that: "I wouldn't do what you want me to do for $1500. I get that much for going on the \ Milton Berle show." Baseball Standing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Chicago 7 4 .636 — Detroit 6 4 .600 ft Washington 6 4 .600 V 2 New York 5 5 .500 iy 2 Cleveland 4 6 .400 2 Vz Boston 4 6 .400 2 V 2 Baltimore 4 7 .364 3 No games scheduled today SUNDAY'S RESULTS New York 6-2, Philadelphia 1-4 Chicago 3-4, Baltimore 2-3 Cleveland 10, Detroit 9 Washington 5, Boston 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 7 4 .636 — Cincinnati 7 5 .583 % New York 6 5 .545 1 St. Louis 5 5 .500 iy 2 Philadelphia 5 6 .455 2 Milwaukee 4 5 .4442 Chicago 4 5 .444 2 Pittsburgh 5 8 .3853 No games scheduled today SUNDAY'S RESULTS Pittsburgh 9-2, Brooklyn 3-4 New York 3-6, Philadelphia 0-0 Chicago 9-2, Cincinnati 2-3 St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 6 > ' s ^^^T^WK^mw^ x • i< ' FAQR AERIAL HEAD STAND—Baylis Thomas appears to be executing just that winning the pole vault against Ursinus at Haverford College, Pa. He did 11 feet. 6 inches. (NEA) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB .647 — .579 'l .563 iy 2 .500 2V 2 .600 zy z .500 2 .412 41/2 .294 ,6 Atlanta 11 6 New Orleans 11 8 Little Rock — 9 7 Memphis 9 9 Birmingham .. fl 9 Mobile 8 8 hattanooga ... 7 10 Nashville 5 12 Sunday's Results Atlanta 12-2, Chattanooga 2-5 Birmingham. 3-12, Nashville 11-2 Mobile 14, Little Rock 2 New Orleans 5-3, Memphis 1-0 Today's Schedule Birmingham at Chattanooga Memphis at Mobile Atlanta at Nashville Little Rock at New Orleans Under the circumstances, I believe that the shot I made at the 10th hole at Oakland Hills in 1951 was my best. It was a 2 iron to the 10th green. I've hit a lot more just as good, but this was a most important shot. It was the last round of the United States Open Championship and I was two strokes back of Jimmy Demaret and Bobby Locke. After I had gone out in 1 under par, I came to the 10th, a real Dough, 448-yard par 4. I reasoned that if I could get by this hole in par and could stay 1 under for the round, I would have a great chance. I did not believe that Demaret or .Locke would shoot par or one over on this final round. The 10th ho^e of the Birmingham, Mich., course calls for a tough tee shot. I hit the fairway in a good place. The pin lay on the right and short on the green. There was a big bunker and an elevated green to be considered. I used a 2 iron and cut the ball. It "feathered" and held about five feet from the hole. The shot was about 215 yards. I continued for a 67 and the victory. This was outstanding, I thought, because I figured this as the key hole to the tournament. Sometimes you find yourself in that position. As it developed, I was right. So I shall always remember that shot. (Ben Hogen was play against America's golfers, using handicaps, on National Golf Day, June 5, an event sponsored by the PGA and Lift Magazine,) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN ASSOCIATION SUNDAY'S RESULTS Kansas City 7-9, Charleston 3-5 Indianapolis 6-8, Columbus 5-1 Louisville 10-2, Minneapolis 1- St. 'Paul 2-2, Toledo 1-3 TEXAS LEAGUE Dallas 2, Shreveport 1 Beaumont 4-2, Fort Worth 2-17 Oklahoma City 4-6, San Antonio 2-17 Houston 4, Tulsa 3 WESTERN LEAGUE Sioux City 2-9, Omaha 5-5 Lincoln 11-1, Des Moines 2-0 Denver 17, Wichita 3 Pueblo 12, Colorado Springs 2 Getz Returns To Legion Ring Al Getz, the stockily built tough guy, returns to BIytheville's wrestling ring tonight when he teams with the Monster in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Opposing Getz and the masked wrestler will be two other top heavyweights, Jack Moody and Chuck Molner. Tonight's bout is a grudge affair with both Molner and Moody seeking to settle scores with the Monster. Moody opposed the masked man last week and wound up lying helpless outside the ring. A month or so ago, Molner wound up in the same fix. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with The Monster meeting Moody and Molner taking on Getz. Two Toots for Safety MIDLAND, Mich. (ff>)— Teen-agers are off on a toot — specifically 'two toots for safety." A high school club and a citizens' traffic safety committee initiated the drive. Its object is to get the motoring public to toot their horns at drivers they observe breaking traffic regulations. GUARD'S... Headquarters For All Your PHOTOGRAPHIC GOODS Camera* Flash Attachments Projectors Film Authorized Distributor For Eastman, Revere, Bel] & Howe!!, Poloroid, Rollicord and Graflex COLOR PRINTS — FILM for All Cameras Flash Bulbs As Low As lie Each We allow Ic for your Old Bulbs It Takes Only 1 Day . . . For Us To Do Your Roll Film! Wt Also SjMcfo/fM In • Wedding Photos • Graduation Photos • Personalixed Photos 10$ S, First St. — Phone 3-8637 Soalod with noot soam» You're right in style when you step out in tins handsome new Jarman pattern, distinguished by its smart, trim line* of neat, strong "Needle-Craft" stitching which seals the distinctive seams. To look smarter and fee! beetec, come M today—try a pak. TOUR M/INDIT SMOf fTOJtf Game and Fish News Turkey Hunter Did Okay; Quail Census Aided by Dogs Tr?" ARKA ; NSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION total oMnl L i EnR ? CK ,CT Arkansas turkt ->' hunters bagged a earie?th^ni 8 n SS blers durin « the fiv * da y open season of 350 b - ' lhlS total of 303 is below la * fc y^s figure condition Vnn P lT Sen i S a . h : uccessful seas °n because of weather conanions and the short five-day period. report 1 ng C ^;uVSv t wa SS nm * C ° Unty baSi5 " wU M ** ** with 52; followed by Arkansas with 48; and Dallas with 38. Other counties reporting 10 or more are Hot Cieveland - ancl The for this year to _ , _ taJed 3, all reported from Lee County. Methods of determining the true status oi various t\ pes O f game have always been a problem to those responsible for management of wild- lire. In the past few years new techniques have been developed to aid m making game counts and in getting a irue picture of trends In numbers and conditions. The fact that these techniques allow an evaluation of conditions over large areas, such as a county or state, is important since reports from small areas of different types are often misleading. Dog-s Used A combination of several of these methods is now being used by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to determine present conditions and trends in quail numbers. In the fall a bird dog census is made of several areas over the state on which work of this type has been done in the past. This allows a direct comparison of quail numbers from year to year and gives an indication of the prospects for the coming season. Wing Count During the quail season wings collected and sent in by sportsmen are examined to determine the ages of the quail killed. The number of young as compared with the number of old birds shows the success of the past nesting season and points out the period during which the young were hatched. This information is assembled on whole stnte. Another Count In the spring before the coveys break up. the areas mentioned above are again censosed with bird dogs to learn what percentage of the birds carried over through the winter and are available as breeding stock. Also, later in the spring and early summer counts of the whistling birds are made over measured distances. By knowing the sex ratio of the birds and checking the amount of whistling in areas where the population is known, a system by which the brood stock in large areas of the stnte can be surveyed rapidly is worked out. All of tliis information, together with data on weather, agricultural conditions, and other factors, gives a fairly accurate summary of the facts needed for quail management. Porker Golfers Lose to Aggies COLLEGE STATION. Tex. UR— Medalists John Van Wert fired a 68 to lead Texas A&M to a 4-2 victory over Arkansas in a Southwest Conference golf match here Saturday: The results: Miller Barber. Arkansas, defeated David Vandervoort, 1 up. Wick Bennard. A & M defeated Ray Barnes, 1 up. Homer Gallaway, A&M, defeated E. B. Gee, 2 up. Van Wert defeated Bill Rogers, 4 and 3. Barber and Barnes defeated Vandervoort and Bennard, 2 up. Gee and Rogers, 3 and 2. -Or to drink it all tonight ey den here/J I'm for moderation—in women's hats, chocolate •odaa, fishing, hunting . . . and drinking. I even wrote a book on this important subject. Stitzel-Weller are for moderation, too. That'i how we got together: Stitzel-Weller make a fine; old-family, old-fashioned bourbon called OLD CABIN STILL. And they make it to appeal especially to sportsmen — give it a real, out-door flavor—full, rich, and gratifying in small quantities, so you don't have to pour it on. They know distilling is an art, and they believe drinking is an art, too. They are content to remain a small, exclusive distillery theres in Louisville— using the same leisurely, patient, prideful, costly sour mash method the family has used for generation:); They don't "send out" for a single drop of OLD CABIN STILL. Stitzel-Weller would rather watch and control their own product with lovin* care—every drop of it. They're moderate in their output and hope we will be moderate in our intake. Lange Takes 11-10 Victory Sudbury Defeated In Free-Hitting Game Lanpe's Pith Grade team took a free-hitting softball #nme from Sudbury 11-10 at Little Park Saturday morning, as each team had one bad inning. Sudbury led off by scoring; six- runs on four hits, two walks and an error in the top of the first inning and added four in the third to complete their scoring-. Meanwhile, Lange tallied one in the bottom of the opening frame and had their big inning in the third, when they scored seven runs on six hits and * 0014*1 of fielding errors. They added three in tht fourth and both teams went scoreleee tto rest of the way. Jerry Hill did the hurling for the winners and got credit for the win, but gave way to Bob King who worked the final inning. Glenn Turner went all the way for Sudbury and was credited wijih the loss. Team standings: Central Lange Yarbro Sudbury WOK LOW 1 0 . 1 • 0 1 Lawrence Tibbett, famous American baritone, was the first opera singer to appear on a commercial radio series. LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION BLANK 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 yon will not be eligible for the try-outs to be held the first wc«k In May. NAME Address Date Of Birth .. ... Phone Mall 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 wiU be eligible for teams in the Pec Wee League. Carrier Weathermaker air conditioners will heat and cool both new and existing homes The smiling young woman is standing "beside the Carrier Weathermaker*, America's favorite home air conditioner. 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