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BLYTHEVILLI (ARK.) OOtmim NEW! TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1M4 Blytheville Track Blytheville's Chickasaws and* Papoose track teams had new additions for their trophy cases today. Both swept to district titles at Jonesboro yesterday. The Chicks beat out Jonesboro 54-49 while the Paps were coasting over Jonesboro and Pocahontas 49 to 24% points for the other pair who divided second place. In the senior event, two real track standouts — BlytheviUe's Billy Phillips and Jonesboro's Don Hindman — locked horns in a brilliant duel for high-point honors. Phillips edged out Hindman 12*4 to 11M> points. But while these two acos were holding each other about even, the strong Blytheville team was getting points all up and down the line to take the team title. Seven Firsts for Jonesboro Jonesboro actually took more first places than did Russell Alos- ley's Maroon runners, 7 to 5, but the Chicks piled up points by com ing in with more than their share O- seconds, thirds and fourths. Tommy Mosley was third high for the meet with 11V 3 points and was followed by Leachville's Ronnie Kennett with 10. Mosley took firsts in the 100 and 220 and Kennett was tops in the shot put and discus. Ed Moore was high man in the junior Class A division with 17 points. David Holt won a first in the discus with a toss of 136 feet. Win Relays Other junior winners included Moore, 220 and 440, Privett, low hurdles, in which Pulley and Honeycutt gave the Paps the first three places. The Paps also took firsts in the : 440 relay (Pulley, Privett, Holt and Moore) and the 880 relay, made up of the same group. Although Phillips was high point man, he failed to win the event which he has dominated for so long in this area — the 880 yard run. He was bested by JonesSoro's Cook in the amazingly slow time of 2:12.2 Cook and Phillips ran in different heats and the Blytheville half-miler, who is regularly under 2:06, clocked at 2:12.3. On the other hand, Phillips turned in arather surprising win in the 440. Jonesboro's Hindman. who entered in a gruelling duel with Phillips in the quarter, went out of control near the finish line and stumbled into Phillips, causing the Blytheville runner to break his stride. The incident caused Hindman to be disqualified and Phillips came out the winner in 54.6 seconds. The Chicks showed surprising strength in a number of events. Charles Abbott, power-laden sophomore, took a first in the 120-yeard high hurdles and was followed by Freddy Akers with a second. Red Childress, Abbott and Mosley took three of the top four places in the broad jump. Childress was second in the shot, and third in 4he quarter to help the Chick cause along. Dixon is 10.2 The 440 relay team of Mosley, Phillips, Childress and Sullivan finished second to Jonesbor and fine 880 team of Bobby Bratton, Akers, Drane, Adams and Ray Westbrook was third to Jonesboro and Corning. With Bobby Dixon turning in a 10.2 100, Reiser's Yellow Jackets went on to a 55-44 class B victory over Osceola. Wilson, with 41 points, rounded out the only teams to even score points in the meet. Osceola's juniors took the B junior title with 53 points. Second- place Luxora scored 34 and Wilson was fourth with 9Va- Osceola's Moore was high man in the B junior event. Leachville finished third to Jonesboro in the class A competition with 24% points. Other finishers in order were Corning, West Mem- at the most, then dropped into the cup. (Lawson Little will be among golfers trying: to beat Ben Hogan on National Golf Day, June 5, sponsored by the PGA and life .Magazine. Amateurs will use local handicaps on their own courses.) phis. Marked Tree and Harrisburg. Shot put—Kennett, Leachville; Childress, Blytheville; Moma, Jonesboro; Perkins, Marked Tree. 47-4. Discuss — Kennett, Leachville; Phillips, Blytheville; Hall, Blytheville; Ray, Jonesboro; 131 feet, one and one-half inches. High Jump — Riggs, Jonesboro; Ward, Leachville; Hancock, W. Memphis; Taylor, W. Memphis. Five feet, I'our inches. Pole Vault—Hindman, Jonesboro; Brown. Leachville; (tie for first) Caldwell, Jonesboro; Akers. Blytheville, Nine feet, ten inches. Broad Jump—Childress, Blytheville, Abbott, Blytheville; Cavit, Corning; Mosley, Blytheville; 20 feet three inches. 440 relay — Jonesboro (Dunn, Staggs, Hindman. Riggs); Blytheville, W. Memphis, Corning. 46.4. 100—Mosley, Blytheville; Cain. W. Memphis; Young, Marked Tree; Dunn, Jonesboro. 10.7. 180 Low Hurdles — Staggs, Jonesboro; Smith, Corning; Caldwell, Jonesboro; Hipp, Leachville. 22.9. k 440—Phillips, Blytheville; Dunn. Jonesboro; Childress, Blytheville; Taylor, W. Memphis. 54.fi" 880 Relay — Jonesboro < Riggs, Goode, Shelton, Bellinger,) Corning, Blytheville, Marked Tree. 1:39. 220—Mosley, Blytheville; Walker. Harrisburg; Bollinger, Jonesboro; Taylor, W. Memphis. 23.5. 120 High Hurdles—Abbott, Blytheville; Akers. Blytheville; Caldwell. Jonesboro; Moore, Marked Tree. 17.1. 880 — Cook. Jonesboro; Phillips, Blytheville; Sherman. Corning; LaGore, Jonesboro. 2:12. Mile Relay — Jonesboro <Goode, Dunn, Shelton, Hindman); Blytheville, West. Memphis, Corning. 3:48. By LAWSON LITTLE Back in 1933 at Cincinnati's Ken-# wood Country Club, I was only a 22-year-old amateur, which is the reason I made the shot which will stay in mind the rest of my life. I just didn't know it was impossible to- take a nine-iron and cut j it around a stymie. The whole thing started on the 15th hole of a round in the National Amateur Championship This tournament is all match play and I was playing against Ross Somerville, the defending champion, in this round. My tee shot was a bad one hooking into the water. I dropped a ball and then hit a long second shot, which came down on the green, 25 feet away from the cup. Somerville was on in two — farther away though — and his first putt wound up two and a halJ feet away from the cup. I was there in three ana also was stymied by Somerville's ball. I was away, so it was my shot. The gallery took one look at my predicament and promptly started to walk to the 16th tee The 15th, they could see. was an easy- one for Somerville. But, like I say, I was too young to know the difference. I studied the shot for about three minutes and decided to try it with the nine-iron. I took out the club, then cut the ball to the left. It took off on a big arc, then swung at the cup. It rolled past Somerville's ball missing it by a blade of grass Baseball Standing: W L Chicago 12 6 Detroit 9 5 Cleveland Philadelphia 8 7 New York 7 9 Washington 6 9 9 Pet. GB .067 — .643 1 .600 1% .533 2y 2 .438 4 .400 4V, .357 5 .308 5! OVER THE HEDGE AND INTO THE DRINK—The English Schools Challenge Cup. meet opened with quite a splash at London's White City Stadium. Danny Milton, Mai Vant and Eddie Hawkins, front to rear, ran the three-quarters-of-a-mile in soggy shoes. (NEA) Baltimore 5 Boston 4 9 Today's Games Baltimore at New York. Detroit at Boston. Chicago at Washington (N). Cleveland at Philadelphia (N). Monday's Results Chicago 14, Philadelphia 3 Cleveland at Washington, postponed, rain Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Philadelphia 9 6 St. Louis 10 7 Brooklyn 9 7 GB .600 .588 .563 .556 .500 1 .462 2 .368 4 Cincinnati 10 New York 9 9 Chicago 6 7 Pittsburgh 7 12 Today's Games Brooklyn at Chicago. Philadelphia at St. Louis (N). Pittsburgh at Milwaukee. (N). New York at Cincinnati (N). Monday's Results St. Louis 8, New York 2 Brooklyn at Milwaukee, poned, cold Only games scheduled. post- SO UTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB tfew Orleans ..16 9 .640 — Birmingham .. 14 10 .583 1V 2 dttle Rock ... 10 9 .526 3 Atlanta 11 11 .500 3% Memphis 11 12 .478 4 * Chattanooga .. 9 11 .450 4 1 / 2 Mobile 10 14 .417 5% Nashville 7 12 .368 6 Monday's Results Mobile' at Atlanta, postponed, •ain New Orleans at Birmingham, postponed, rain Nashville 9, Little Rock 8 Chattanooga 8, Memphis 3 Today's Games Mobile at Atlanta New Orleans at Birmingham Nashville at Little Rock Chattanooga at Memphis COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. .750 .600 .600 .400 .333 .250 1-4 Greenville 3 1 El Dorado 3 2 Monroe ..3 2 Meridan ..2 3 Pine Bluff 1 2 Hot Springs 1 3 Monday's Results Greenville 3-4. Pine Bluff i Second game called curfew) El Dorado 4-4, Hot Springs 3-3 Monroe at Meridian,' postponed, rain. Today's Games Meridian at El Dorado Hot Springs at Greenville Pine Bluff at Monroe MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Louisville at Indianapolis, post- Sports Roundup — Ex-Athlete Is Maryland Prexy By GAYLE TALBOT ^ _ NtfW YORK (AP) — The University of Maryland, whose football team was voted the best in the land in the final Associated Press poll last fall, has Jiired itself a new president named Dr. Wilson Elkins, whom it has been our pleasure to know for a long time and in many places. Money Is Riding On Paul Giel s Arm MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Giel, the earnest young man who traded almost certain pro football stardom for the risks of an unborn major league baseball career, today is facing pressure unique even for his tested brilliance. Money rides on every Giel pitch- * " " ing performance for Minnesota— the hard cash estimates made by a platoon of scouts who have been scrutinizing Giel since he left high school. Five Figure* Giel is pitcning lor a contract. That he'll get one is a foregone conclusion. But the size of the bonus that will accompany it pivots sensitively on the All-American's showing this spring. The 21-year-old righthander has responded typically. He has won six games, lost one and energized Minnesota baseball to the point where it is challenging for a Big Ten title for the first time in some 20 years. •Pitching For Contract In the event Minnesota fails to qualify for the NCAA playoffs, Giel probably will be a major league property by the end of the month. Scouts are almost unanimous in tabbing him can't-miss material and his bonus should be well up in five figures. The reasons aren't hard to find. Giel owns a live fast ball, a good curve* adequate control and a competitive intensity that never spills into surliness. Two years ago, as a sophomore, he won five straight Big Ten games with an earned run average of .42. At one time or other, every major league team in the business has dispatched scouts to look him over. The most persistent have been the New York Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. Rain Cools Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROOKLYN — Walter Cartier, 161, New York, outpointed Bobby Dykes. 159, Miami, 10 Montreal — Fernando Gagnon, 121'i, Quebec, stopped Don Webber, 119Vi, Roanoke, Va., 5 Football, we feel safe in .predicting, will continue to flourish at the great white-pillared institution on the outskirts of Washington. D.C., Dr. Elkins, whose nickname was "Bull" in his days as an all- around athlete at the University of Texas, is one of the few top educators who know that football players are not left by the Easter bunny. Admire Candor Perhaps it would be more accurate to say-that Dr. Elkins is not the type of educator who will on one day enthrall his listeners with * bitter attack on the practice of •ubsidizing football players and then, on the following day, sit down with his coach and discuss ttM prospects of winning 'em all n«xt «e*son. The Terrapins are foluf to admire the candor of their pfttldent. Although he wtK only about a to-ilM, Elkini star- red at quarterback on some fine Texas teams in the early '30s. He also was outstanding in basketball and track -and field. Later, as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, he won his "blue" by capturing the pole vault against Cambridge. Not Material As it happened, he had not vaulted at Texas. He had, as we recall, specialized in the broad jump and the 220 dash. But when he turned out for the Oxford team, he was advised by its captain, the great miler Jack Lovelock, that he didn't need a broadjumper or a dash man but that he could use a vaulter. The fact that Elkins could jump farther and run faster than the other Oxfords was not considered material. So Elkins took the pole they offered him and asked directions to the vaulting pit, and by the time the big event came around he was soaring over 11 feet, which was poned Charleston at Minneapolis, postponed Columbus at St. Paul, postponed Toledo at Kansas City, postponed Texas League Tulsa 1-5. Shreveport 0-3 Dallas 7. Houston 6 San Antonio 2, Fort Worth 0 Beaumont at Oklahoma City, postponed Western League Omaha 8, Colorado Springs 4 Sioux City 4. Pueblo 3 Denver 4, Lincoln 3 (10 innings) Des ^Moines at Wichita, postponed But League's Top Club Adds Pitcher To Powerful Staff By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Rain finally cooled off the sizzling New Orleans Pelicans—for a day at least—but the Southern Association leaders took advantage of the day off to let the rest of the clubs learn they have added a top-flight righthander to the pitching staff. The Pels yesterday acquired Andy Hansen, former National League hurler, from Hollywood of the Pacific Coast League. Hansen, Elroy Face, Ed Wolfe, Bob Schultz and Larry Lassalle comprise a superb complement to the league's best hitting aggregation. Showers moved eastward yesterday to rain out New Orleans at Birmingham and Mobile at Atlanta. In the only activity, first division teams were victimized. Cellarite Nashville edged Little Rock 9-8 and Chattanooga dropped Memphis into fifth place 8-3. Gerry Lane, workhorse Chattanooga righthander, had a one-hitter for almost eight innings in taming Memphis. The Chicks managed only four blows off the onetime Washington flinger, three by third baseman Jim Baumer. Hank DiJohnson, who started the season on the bench but has hit over .300 since getting into action, drove in three runs for the Lookouts. Nashville parlayed four singles, a walk and an error into four runs in a seventh-inning rally to top the stumbling Little Rock Travelers. The Travs. away from the starting gate like champions witfc five straight victories, have dropped eigh tof their last 12 games, joining fast-starting Atlanta in a dive toward the second division. Little Rock chased Vol startei Joe Stupak in the third inning and had a golden opportunity to regain the lead in the last of the seventh when Pete Modica walked the bases full. But they only produced one run and that on an in field single by John Baumgartner Nashville Manager Hugh Poland was chased in the third inning foi claiming too loudly that a two-rur. single by Trav pitcher Jim Bunning was foul. Dick Getter, Nashville left field er, led off the fifth inning witT a home run. and shortstop Dolpfc Regelsky duplicated the feat for Little Rock in the sixth. sufficient. The shock came later, when our determined athlete went to collect his "blue," a tremendous swatch of wool muffler, and discovered he had to pay for it, j himself. 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White Sox Are Ready To Hide from Yankees By BEN PHLEGAB AP Sports Writer The Chicago White Sox are making every effort to run off and hide from the New York Yankees in the American League pennant race and for a change they're getting some help. For more seasons than they care to remember the rest of the managers in the league have found out the hard way that no team can beat the Bronx Bombers all by itself. The New Yorkers always dis-4 1 covered a cousin or two somewhere, teams they could whip with ease while the contenders were busy battering each other out of the pennant race. But not so far in 1954. All Have One Win Every team the Yanks have played has beaten them at least once." And they've played every team in the league except Baltimore. The Orioles open a three- game series in New York today. Meanwhile, the White Sox have recovered from three quick losses at the start of the season and have won nine of their last 12 games. They lead the league by one game over the surprising Detroit Tigers and hold a four-game edge over the Yankees. Remember '53? Prom start to finish a year ago the Yankees never were more than one game out of first place. In addition to the pleasure of having the other teams beat the Yankees, the White Sox have received phenomenal pitching, from unexpected sources and excellent hitting from a couple of fellows who have to produce to keep the pennant threat alive. Johnny Groth, a .253 weakling with the St. Louis Browns last year, is leading the Sox with a .364 average. Ferris Fain, who followed two straight batting championships with a .256 performance last season, is hitting at a .328 clip. New Hurlers Bob Keegan, Sandy Consuegra and Don Johnson have accounted for seven victories without being beaten. Johnson, former Yankee property, is a fugitive from Toronto. Keegan and Consuegra had a combined 1953 record of 14-10. Consuegra won his second one yesterday. Despite the 14-3 score against the Philadelphia Athletics, he gave up only two hits, a bunt single and a windblown double, both by Forrest (Spook) Jacobs. Consuegra had a perfect game working until Jacobs got his double with one out in the seventh. Cards Win The St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Giants 8-2 last night in the only other activity in either league. It was too cold at Milwaukee for Brooklyn to play the last Cards Begin Fight For First Place ST. LOUIS (AP) — Manager Eddie Stanky's St. Louis Cardinals open a battle for first place in the National League at Busch Stadium tonight as the Philadelphia Phillies move into town for a three-game series. at Washington for the Senators' game with Cleveland. The three Philadelphia runs against Consuegra came in the The Cardinals, with Vic Raschi's pitching seven-hit ball, defeated the New York Giants last night, 8-2, to move into--a virtual tie for the legue lead with the idle Phils. Philadelphia has won 9 and lost 6 for a percentage of .600 while the Cardinals have 10 victories and 7 defeats for a .588 percentage. Ray Jablonski hit the big blow for the Cardinals in the victory over the Giants—a three-run home run in the fourth inning. New York, held to only one hit in any inning by Raschi, who gained his second victory without a defeat, scored its only runs in the first frame when Monte Irvin followed a walk with his fifth ninth inning on a error followed by walk and an Jacobs' bunt, which Consuegra threw into right field, permitting two score. Then Jacobs home after a. sacrifice fly by Ed McGhee. The White Sox scored eight runs in the third on six hits, including a single by Consuegra and a two-run double by Groth. Chico Carrasquel and Nellie Fox each collected four hits. Raschi Goes Route At St. Louis, the Cardinals scored three runs on one hit in the first inning and three more on Ray Jablonski's home run in the fourth as Vic Raschi pitched his first complete game since leaving the Yankees. Twice before Raschi has pitched nine innings but in each instance the game ran into extra innings. Ruben Gomez, who never got anybody out in the first, was the loser. He walked three, one man was safe on an error and two scored on a double by Tom Alston before Gomez gave way to Mario Picone. homer of the year. All the other Giant hits were singles. Stan Musial, who hit five homers in a doubleheader Sunday to set a new major league record, was walked four out of his five trips to the plate by Giant pitchers. He fouled or.t the other time. Starter and loser Ruben Gomez was wild in the first inning, issuing three walks sandwiched around an error to force in the Cards first run. Tom Alston then hit a bases-loaded two-run double to drive him to the showers. The Cardinals final run came in the fifth on a walk, .a sacrifice and a double by Wally Moon. Sudbury Hits To Roll Over Langel4-5 Sudbury Gra-Y scored 14 runs on hits yesterday, while taking advantage of a series of Lange errors to notch another win in Gra- Y play at Little Park 14-5. The big splurge came in the fourth when the winners tallied seven times after two were out, as the Lange defense fell apart. At the same time, Frank Alford was limiting the Lange batters to> two stingy singles, while striking out six, and only occasional wildness had him in trouble as he walked five and hit three batters. Robert Lovelace with four singles led" the Sudbury attack. John McDowell did the hurling chores for Lange, walking 6 and giving up 12 hits. He was the loser. The New York flat racing season, which runs for 196 flays, closes Nov. 15. 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