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SATURDAY, MAY 1,1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Bob Trice Mentioned For Rookie of Year Title By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer If big Bob Trice can keep up his fast start he may make the jump from International League Rookie of the Year to American League Rookie of the Year in one season. The lean, Georgia-born Negro, first of his race to play for the Philadelphia Athletics, has started, finished and won three games. And each time he's pitched he's gotten better. Trice joined the A's last September and posted a 2-1 record after winning 21 for Ottawa in the International League. Shut Out Yankees This year he made his first start against Boston and won 6-4 even though he was reached for 11 hits. In his second appearance he shut out the New York Yankees 1-0 on six hits. Last night against the Baltimore Orioles he had a one-hit shutout going for eight innings and wound up with a 5-1 three hitter. Trice's fine pitching pushed the Athletics into third place in the American League, a game and a half behind the fast moving Chicago White Sox who whipped Boston 5-0 for their ninth victory in 11 games. Tigers Win Detroit outlasted Washington 2-1 in 12 innings and Cleveland thumped the Yankees 9-4 with a five run explosion in the 10th inning at New York. In the National League Brooklyn took over first place from Cincinnati by beating the Redlegs 6-3. The New York Giants shaded the Chicago Cubs 4-2 in 14 innings on Willie May's home run and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated Milwaukee 5-2. Pittsburgh was rained but at St. Louis. Baseball Standings THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Brooklyn 9 New York ....... 8 Cincinnati 9 St. Louis 7 Philadelphia .... 7 Chicago 4 Milwaukee 5 Pittsburgh 6 Today's Games Brooklyn at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Milwaukee. New York at Chicago. Pittsburgh at St. Louis. Friday's Results New York 4, Chicago 2 (14 innings) Brooklyn 6, Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 5, Milwaukee 2 . Pittsburgh at St. Louis, postponed, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Chicago 9 5 .643 Detroit 7 4 .636 V 2 Philadelphia .... 6 5 .545 Washington 6 6 .500 Cleveland 6 6 .500 New York 6 7 .462 2V 2 Baltimore 5 8 .385 3Va Boston 4 8 .333 4 Today's Games Cleveland at New York. Chicago at Boston. Baltimore &t Philadelphia. Detroit at Washington. Friday's Results Cleveland 9, New York 4 (10 innings) Chicago 5, Boston 0 Philadelphia 5, Baltimore 1 Detroit 2, Washington 1 (12 innings) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB New Orleans ..14 9 .609 — Little Rock .... 10 8 .556 V/z Atlanta ........ 11 9 .550 1% Birmingham ..11 10 .524 2 Memphis 11 11 .500 2% Mobile 10 11 .476 3 Chattanooga .. 8 11 .421 4 Nashville ..'.... 6 12 .333 6 l / 2 Friday's Results New Orleans 9, Atlanta 4 Birmingham 6, Mobile 0 Chattanooga at Little Rock (Postponed, rain) Nashville at Memphis (postponed, rain) Today's Schedule New Orleans at Atlanta Chattanooga at Little Rock Nashville at Memphis Mobile at Birmingham COTTON STATES LEAGUE Pet. .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 .333 GB W Greenville 2 Monroe 2 Hot Springs . ..1 Pine Bluff .... 1 Meridian 1 El Dorado 1 Friday's Results Meridian 13, Greenville 5 Pine Bluff at Hot Springs, Postponed, rain El Dorado at Monroe, Postponed, rain Today'* Schedule El Dorado at Hot Springs Greenville at Pine Bluff Monroe at Meridian Golden Hamsters Rare Albino Hamsters (Solid White with Pink Eyes• Live Baby Turtlet • Salamanders (Water Newts) • White Face Capuchin Monkey* • Beautiful Tropical Fish and Young Parakeets. The PET SHOP 133 S. Division Ph. 3-3101 Sports Roundup— Rock Works Hard; A Forgotten Rule By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Although his title defense against Ezzard Charles still is nearly two months away, Rock Marciano has been working with his sparring partners since April 4 up at Grossingers and already has put in more than 60 rounds. The thought suddenly occurs that a fight between the rugged champion and tough Tony Galento in the barkeep's prime would have been something to see. Rocky probably would win it, but the tubby alley fighter who ruined Lou Nova might have given Marciano some lurid moments. There's nothing quite like him around today, and that's no real complaint. Coach Jim Turner of the Yankees wants to know what became of the rigid balk rule which the majors decided they were going to enforce a few seasons back. That was the one where the umpires made pitchers come to a lengthy halt between their windups and their actual deliveries. Apparently it's been safely interred again. Hurt Sain? "That was absolutely the silliest thing ever done in baseball," Turner declares. "All it did was throw a lot of good pitchers off their stride. I'm convinced it caused Johnny Sain to have a poor season with the Boston Braves and let us get him out of the National League. I guess I shouldn't complain about that, though." Whatever else Bill Veeck's baseball enemies say about the ebullient young magnate, they can never accuse him of having been niggardly with the long term contracts he turned over to the new Baltimorr owners to settle when he permitted them to take the St. Louis Browns off his hands. Big: Payoff Thanks to Bill's generosity, the Orioles are sending handsome salary checks twice monthly both to Rogers Hornsby and Marty Marion for not managing them this season. They have justt paid off Bill Dewitt the Yankees' new assistant general manager, so he will not be their vice president at a reported salary of $50,000 yearly for three more seasons. The Cincinnati Redlegs have renamed their bleachers the "Sun Deck" and are encouraging fans to rent lounging chairs at 50 cents a copy and soak themselves in the beneficial rays this summer. Since Vic Raschi left for foamier fields, Mike Garcia of Cleveland is the only remaining American League pitcher with a lifetime winning record against all seven other clubs. NOTICE OF HEARING ON STREET IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 5. All owners of real property within the following part of the City of Blytheville, County of Mississippi, State of Arkansas: Lots 1 to 4, inclusive, of Block 1; Lots 1 to 7, inclusive, and Lot 15, of Block 5; All in E. O. Adams Subdivision to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas; The South 160 feet of that part of the NE J / 4 of NEft of Section 9, Township 15 North, Range 11 East, that lies between Ninth Street and Tenth Street in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas! Lots 1 to 7, inclusive, of Block 1; Lots 1 to 7, inclusive, of Block 2; Lots 1 to 6, inclusive, of Block 3; Lots 1 to 12, inclusive, of Block 4; Lots 1 to 12, inclusive, of Block 5; Lote 1 to 10, inclusive, of Block 6; Lots 1 to 10, inclusive, of Block 7; Lots 1 to 5, inclusive, of Block 8; All in Country Club Drive Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas; Lots 1, 2 and 3 of the Replat of Bader's Second Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas; and Lots 15 to 28, inclusive, of the Replat of O. S. Rollison Subdivision to the City,of Blytheville, Arkansas, are hereby notified that petitions have been filed with the City Clerk of the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, purporting to be signed by over two-thirds in vale of the owners of real property within said territory, which petitions pray that a local Improvement District be formed embracing said territory for the purpose of paving in such a manner and with such materials a the Commissioners to be elected for the said Improvement District shall deem to be for the best interests of said District, the following part of the following streets in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, to-wit: ADAMS STREET from the East line of Tenth Street to the West line of Ninth Street; then from the East line of Ninth Street to the West line of Seventh Street; and then from the East line of Seventh Street to the West line of U. S. Highway No. ..61; line of Tenth ^treet to the West line of Ninth Street; then from the East line of Ninth Street to the West line of Seventh Street; and that portion of Pecan Avenue which is unpaved lying between the West line of U. S. Highway No. 61 and the West line, extended North, of Lot 1, Block 2, Country Club Drive Addition to the City of Blytheville, La nge Takes Advantage of Errors to Win Taking advantage of loose fielding on the part of the Yarbro team, Lange's Fifth Grade took a 9-4 decision yesterday afternoon at Little Park. The winners scored in every inning, while getting only eight safeties off the delivery of Carlton Stiles, the losing hurler. Yarbro tallied three in the top of the opening frame, but Lange came right back to tie it up in their half. Yarbro's only other run -came in the fifth, which saw a possible rally erased on Clem McBride's unassisted double play on Donald Nelson's line drive to second. Lange scored two runs each in the second, third and fourth innings. Jerry Hill pitched for Lange and gave up only three hits, all singles. First baseman Bob King also helped Lange's cause with an unassisted double play in the third. After Bob Thompson was safe on an error and Stiles had popped out to first. King took Plunkett's line drive and stepped on first behind Thompson. Arkansas; HARDIN STREET from the East line of Tenth Street to the West line of Ninth Street; then from the East line of Ninth Street to the West line of Seventh Street; and then from the East line of Seventh Street to the West line of U. S. Highway No. 61; ROLLISON AVENUE from the East line of Tenth Street to the West line of Ninth Street; and from the East line of Ninth Street to the West line of Seventh Street; and that the costs thereof, over and above any aid received from any agency of the Federal or City Government, be assessed and charged upon the real property above described. All owners of real property will be heard at the meeting of the City Council to be held at the City Hall in Blytheville, Arkansas, at the hour of 8:00 P. M. on the llth day of May, 1954, and that at said meeting, said Council will determine whether those signing the same constitute two-thirds in value of such owners of real property; and that at said meeting all owners of real property within said territory who desire will be heard upon the question. Dated April 23, 1954. W. I. MALIN, City Clerk. 4/24-5/1 BIG TOWN HUCK FINN — With traditional straw hat. rough-cut pole and undersized fish, 10-year-old Billy La Rosa appears to be right out of Mark Twain's country boy lore. Actually. Billy's proud catch was made in New York's Central j Park Lake. (NBA) Track Meet Set For Monday Now Partially washed out by yesterday's showers, Jonesboro's district track meet will get underway again Monday when teams will return to finish a few preliminaries and run off the finals Monday night. On the basis of three events* which have been completed, Blytheville took an early lead. Red Childress took first place in the broad jump with a leap of 20 feet, three inches. He was followed by Charles Abbott of Blythe- vllle. Cavit of Corning and Tommy Mosley of BlythevUle, giving the Chicks three of four places in that event. Leachville's Ronnie Kennet took the shot put with a toss of 47 feet, four inches. Childress was second to boost Blytheville's point total. Fourth in Pole Vault Steve Bilko Sold To Chicago Cubs And Rochester Gets $100,000 Pitcher in Luna ST. LOUIS (#>)—Big Steve Bilko's up-and-down career with the St. yesterday, the Chicks took a fourth Louis Cardinals came to an end on the basis of Freddie Akers' pole j and a $100.000 rookie pitcher was vaulting efforts. Hindman and Caldwell of Jonesboro and Leachville's Brown tied for first place at 9-10. The Chicks had four men qualify for the second heat of the 100- yard dash. Childress, Mosley, Billy Phillips and Hays Sullivan, all got through their first heat trial. They'll have to run again before reaching the finals, however. Coach Bill McFarland's jum'or high team got a first place in one of the two junior events run off when Holt took first place in the discuss' with a toss of 136 feet. Tremain of BlythevUle was fourth in the event. Tremain and Leachville's Atkie- son tied for fourth in the high jump, which ended in a three-way tie between Leachville's Walker, Black Pocahontas, and Arrington, Jonesboro. County Teams Score Mississippi Countians also didj okay in the Class B meet. shunted off to the minors yesterday as the Redbirds pulled their third surprise move of the young season. Bilko, the Cardinal regular first baseman last season, was sold to the Chicago Cubs and southpaw Memo Luna was sold to the Cardinals' Rochester farm club in the International League in separate deals. Only Alston Another Cardinal $100,000 rookie, Tom Alston, got a vote of confidence from the Bilko sale. It leave* him as the Cardinal's only first baseman. The Cardinals' earlier surprises came when they bought pitcher Vic Raschi from the New York Yankees and traded veteran outfielder Enos Slaughter to the Yanks for four minor league players. 84 RBI's Bilko, in his first full season with the Redbirds last year, drove Cole of Osceola and' Wilson's | in 8* runs and batted .251. He ham- Sano and Cissell tied for second in the pole vault, which was won by Girdle of Keiser. Here's the way the broad jump ended: Dixon, Keiser; Cissell, Wilson; Clark, Osceola; Wilbanks, Keiser. Glaze of Wilson and Hays of Keiser finished one-two in the high jump. Also postponed yesterday were district golf and tennis tournaments. The golf team is to swing into action on Wednesday and the tennis team on Thursday, Mosley stated. Why Detroit's Kuenn Still Hates Phones DETROIT—-This happened in the Detroit Tigers front office: Shortstop Harvey Kuenn was talking with General Manager Muddy Ruel. The phone rang and the operator said it was Van Patrick, Tiger radio announcer, who J was calling from Philadelphia. Ruel said to Kuenn: "Get on the phone and tell Patrick you're in your home town in Wisconsin. He'll think he got the wrong number." Kuenn did just that. Without a flinch, Patrick replied: "Well, I just wanted to tell you that you've been traded to the Philadelphia Athletics." Kuenn handed the phone back to Ruel. mered out 21 homers, three triples and 23 doubles but this year was hitting only .143 with two hits in 14 trips to the plate. Alston is currently batting .211. Luna, 23, was acquired from San Diego last September. He is subject to the baseball draft unless the Cardinals buy his contract back before Oct. 19, a Cardinal spokesman explained. Luna's contract was sold to Rochester. Stanky said he felt Luna was a "better pitcher than he has shown so far. I am sure his injured arm has handicapped him." The Mexican hurler made only one start for the Cardinals this season and was knocked out of the box by Cincinnati after two-thirds of an inning on April 20. He reported to spring training with a sore pitching arm. Richest Derby in. History Looms A t Colorful Churchill Downs Today By ORLO ROBERTSON LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby, America's premier horse race, wfll be run for the 80th time at sprawling Churchill Downs today with five outstanding contenders for the richest winner's purse in its history and 13 other" 3-year olds apparently just out for the ride. The 18 colts, whose names were dropped into the entry box yesterday, are survivors from an original 137 nominated lor this $100,000 added mile and one-quarter gliun- or race starting nt 4:30 p.m. EST. Correlation Top* Heading: the field are Correlation, owned by Los Angeles oilman R. S. Lytle; Goyamo, representing: the Woodvale Farm of Royce G. Martin at Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. W. Alton Jones, wile of a Cities Service Oil Co. executive; Hasty Road, pride of A. E. Reuben's Hasty House Farm of Toledo; Determine from the stable of automobile dealer A. J. Crevolin of Alhambra, Calif.: and C. V. Whitney's scrtvppy little Fisherman from New York. If all 18 parade to the post as the band strikes up "My Old Kentucky Home" the owner of the winning horse will bank a net of $102.800 compared to the previous high of $98,050 won in 1951 by Count Turf. The race will gross $124.850. only a little over a thousand short of the high mark three years ago. Showers The wenther mnn forecast showers, but it will take much more than a few showers to mar the carefully groomed racing strip. It'll be cloudy and humid. Some 100.000 persons, forming a cross section of American life. planned to be on hand for the big event which will be televised nationally by the Columbia Broadcasting System from 4 to 4:45 p.m. EST, and broadcast by the same company from 4:14 to 4:45. Correlation, already winner of two $100.000 races this season, the Florida Derby and the Wood Memorial last Saturday, was an early 5 to 2 favorite. The lanky son of Free America will be ridden by Willie Shoemaker. Goyamo holds down the second spot at 4 to 1 chiefly been use of his victory in the recent Blue Grass Stakes at Keenelnnd. He Was second behind Correlation in the Florida Derby and again will be ridden by the king of all derby jockeys, Eddie Arcaro, who hus had five winners in 14 attempts. The contest for third spot in the pre-race odds is just as close as last Tuesday's nice in the derby trial in which Hasty Road set a mile track record of 1:35 to edge the little grey westerner, Determine. Koad 5-1 Hasty Road, all-time leading money winning two-year old in 1953. was quoted at 5 to 1. Determine was 6 to 1. Running mates were entered for both Hasty Road and Determine in Sea 0 Erin and Allied. Hasty Road will have Johnny Adams in the saddle. And Determine will be ridden by Ray York. Fisherman, Ridden by Hedley Woodhouse. completes the big five. Badly beaten by Correlation in the Wood after stumbling at the starting gate. Fisherman showed enough in the Gothnm at Jamaica to warrant a chance at the big prize. Best of the others figured to be James Session, twice conqueror of Determine and the hope of bandleader Harry James and his movie actress wife. Betty Grable :Snm Wilson Jr.'s Texas-owned King tune in! Read Courier News Classified Ads IHEUMATIC ARTHRITIC VICTIMS Offered Filter idiefFnm Pan A special InUrU Cwntwl T»bJ*t. Qufcfc. * f n »*» blood str«*m from Intettla*. WIU not nmuse*U. Reduce* nri« acid. riving QUTck. longer lasting relief to d«p- ••mted p»ln«. 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Completing the field are Dr. A. L. Birch's Timely Tip; Joe W. Brown's Mel Leavitt; Red Hanni«mi from the Woodley Lane Farm of Joseph Straus and LaFayettc Ward of San Anlomo, GTex., and Stephen B. Wilson of Providence. R. L; Close Out, owned by J. C. Pollard and T. I. Harkins; William G. Gruber's Super Devil; Gov. Browning, the Tennessee hope of K. R. Martin and W. N. MeKinney; and Admiral Porter, owned by I. Blumberg's Sunny Blue Farm. Little League Tryouts Set Players to Begin Reporting Tuesday By J. P. FRIEND Specific instructions for conducting the Little League tryout camps next week have boon mailed to nil registered candidates between the ages of 10 and 13 by Albert Taylor, player representative, who will supervise the drills preparatory i-o bidding for players by the American Legion, Kiwanls, Lions Club. Shrine Club. Jaycoes and Rotary Club Thursday night. Players will assemble promptly at 5 p.m. at the Federal Compress Field at Ninth Street, adjacent to the Federal Compress Company. On Monday only the 10-year old.s will compete. The 11-year old boys will give their demonstration on Tuesday afternoon, followed by the 12-year olds on Wednesday, and the 13- year olds whose birth dates came after January 1. The candidates will bat In groups of four. Each batsman will Ret live swings. Upon his last swing he will run to second base, via first baso. Those boys not hitting will be on the infield and in the outfield to take care of the batted balls. During the fielding and throwing drills all candidates will line up back of the shortstop position. One player at a time will have three balls hit to him. As he fields these balls he will throw to first base as if throwing out a runner. For benefit of the coaches who will be observing the sessions, each player will announce his name on he comes to bat, and again when time comes to field the butted balls. A total of approximately 160 new players registered, but only boys who are 10 yeans but have not reached their 13th birthday before January 1 will be competing. The Little League season gets BARGAINS -For You- Piper Sweeps SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Size Price 4 Inch ? .60 6 inch f>5 8 inch 75 10 inch 85 12 inch 1.00 14 inch 1.25 16 inch 1.50 Used Tractors & Cultivators as low as $175.00 Master Lawn Mowers as low as $69.00 SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Street Phone POplar 3-8951 Two Matches Booked for Legion Card A special card featuring two bouts, a tag mutch and a regulation two-man go, has been lined up by Promoter Mike Meroney lor his Monday night wrestling show at Memorial Auditorium. Meeting in the main event will be four top notch heavyweights. Eddie Gossetl, the young heavyweight who.made such a hit here a couple of years ago, is slated to team with Lester Welch AS one side of the feature attraction. And opposing them will be a couple of rough and tumble artists, Al Gets and The Monster. They are hold-overs .from last week's card. Two light-heavies are scheduled to square off in a preliminary bout. They nre Luke Hatfield and Roy Hiles. a couple of youngsters who have been wrestling profes- yionally only a short while, Hatfield has appeared here before but this will be the first appearance for Hiles. He officiated last week's rough bout and in spite of his size, proved himself a very capable grappler. Both bouts will be no time limit, best two of three falls affairs. Two referees will be assigned to work the tag- match in an effort to quell the wild antics of The Monster and Getz who have proved themselves too tough for any one man. One of the officials will be Promoter Meroney. Grover Cleveland Alexander never pitched a no-hitter but In 1915 he hurled four one-hitters. under way June 1 and continues until September 9. The six teams will play three rounds without a split season. Winner of the initial round will meet; a team of all-star* on Monday, July 5, to celebrate Independence Day. T H • • D r U L . G S 1 T • E R C : 0. PLANTERS We have a complete stock of highest quality seeds and insecticides. Here are just a few of our many fine products. COTTONSEED Br e e d e r s Registered, Dcltupine 15, I) & PL Fox, Certified Dellapine 15. Certified D & PL Fox. SOYBEANS Blue Tap Offtlcns, Non- cert. Ogdens, Non-cert. Dormans, N o n - cert. Dortch 2's, Red Tajf Ogdens. (All beans in new 2 bu. bags. Highest purities & germinations available.) INSECTICIDES Toxaphene — Dusts & Liquid. DDT— Dusts & Liquid. 3-50 Liquid. 3-10-0 Dust. Call, Write or Visit Phone POplar 3-3418 P.O. Box 326 Blytheville Ark. 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