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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 7, 1954
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BLTTHEVltLI (ARK.) COURIER KIWI , MATT, 19M ^ £ • • T I asyowmgmg Temple *• + m I s Mates Have Power, He Gets Singles By »EX PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Tobacco • chewing Johnny Temple, who aims for first base instead of the fences, is proving the sparkplug of the Cincinnati Redlegs' fight for first division. Sandwiched into a lineup which, breathes power at almost every position, this 24-year-old North Carolinian has parlayed his humpback liners over the infield into a .378 batting average, tops on the club. 25 Percenter He has been personally responsible for the winning- run in exactly 25 per cent of the Reds' victories this spring. He drove in the deciding tally again yesterday as Cincinnati shaded the. New York Giants 5-4 and moved into second place in the National League with a 12-8 record. The Reds trail the first- place Philadelphia Phillies by half a game. While Ted Kluszewski, Jim Greengrass, Gus Bell and company ai mfor outer space, Temple, a graduate from the Texas League, is satisfied with his .Texas League singles. Against the Giants he dumped one into right field in the eighth inning that scored pinch runner Nino Escalera from second base for the winning run. The Brooklyn Dodgers fell before the Chicago Cubs 8-7 in, 11 innings and Milwaukee beat Pittsbugh 3-Q. The Phfllies were rained out at St. Louis. Go Soz Go Pony League Sets Its Tryout Dates By SAMUEL F. NORRIS Prospective players in the newly organized Pony League, a four-team baseball circuit of boys 13, 14 and 15 years old, will begin try-outs Monday afternoon, May 10, it was announced, today by J. P. Garrott, "Y" director. In the American League the Chicago White Sox stretched their lead to a game and a half over Detroit and Cleveland by edging Washington 5-4. The Indians won their seventh game in eight Eastern starts, 3-2 over Philadelphia, and New York trounced Baltimore 9-0. Boston and Detroit again lost a decision to the weatherman. Faulty fielding in left field—a sore point with the Dodgers for two seasons—helped Chicago to its winning run. With Randy Jackson on first in the llth, Ernie Banks doubled to left. George Shuba couldn't find the handle and Jackson scampered home . Jeffcoat Wins Hal Jeffcoat, an outfielder in previous years, made his first appearance as a pitcher and picked up the victory in relief. He worked eight innings and struck out catcher Rube Walker with the bases loaded in the ninth. The Braves beat the Pirates behind the five-hit pitching of Lew Burdette, who turned in the first shutout by a Milwaukee pitcher this season. The Braves moved into fifth place. Dorish Likes Nats At Washington the White Sox waited until two were out in the ninth before staging their winning rally. Nellie Fox doubled and rode home on Minnie Minoso's fourth single. Minoso scored after an error and Willard Marshall's single, Harry Dorish, in relief, ran his lifetime margin over the Senators to 14-4. Early Wynn bested Arnold Porto- carrero in a pitching duel at Philadelphia with Al Smith providing the deciding margin with an eighth-inning home run. Vic Power singled home the first Philadelphia run and matched Smith's circuit blast in the bottom of the The Orioles, hitless wonders of the American League, managed only one hit—Bobby Young's first- inning single—off Allie Reynolds before the Yankee veteran retired with a cramp in the eighth. The Yanks battered Joe Coleman for four runs in the first inning, with Yogi Berra's homer the big blow. The try-outs, which will be held*three afternoons, Monday through Wednesday, will begin each day at 5 p. m. Only boys 13 years of age will be given try-outs Monday, Garrot said. The largest group of prospective players, the 14-15 year olds, will be split alphabetically into two sections for the try- outs. Those whose last names begin with A through M will be given a chance to display their diamond talents Tuesday afternoon. Those in the other section, whose last name begins with M through Z, will get their chance Wednesday afternoon at five o'clock. At Eight Street Park All Pony League try-outs will be held at league practice field at Eighth Street, across the railroad from Eighth and Ash. This is one of the three diamonds adjacent to the Little League playing field near Federal Compress. Each prospect will be given an opportunity during the try-outs to show his ability at batting, fielding, throwing and running. Garrott emphasized that it is important for all,boys who want to try out for the Pony League teams to be present'at these try-outs as it is the only opportunity for coaches of the various teams to see the pro- Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Five Papooses, Lone Chick Are on Hand for State MeeJ * \ . , '••-.'• Blytheville High School and Junior High track stars* .were on hand in Conway today to compete in the state Class A' track meet which will be run off today and tomorrow. With an : eye cast toward the but was upset in the finals, return- Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga W 16 16 12 L 10 11 11 GB Atlanta 13 Little Rock Nashville . Memphis ., 10 10 11 12 12 12 15 be bid on for places on one of the teams. Bring- Glove Each boy desiring to play in the this summer should report for the tryouts, bringing his own glove if he has one or can borrow one. Players who have favorite bats may brine those too. This league is for boys just above the age limit for little League competition. Boys who become 15 years old before January 1, 1954 are not eligible for the Pony League, but those whose 15th birthdays are after January l are within the league's age group. Prospects will -be given additional information at the try-outs, or may obtain information from Garrott at the "Y" office in City HalL Pet. .615 — .593 y s .522 2% .520 21/2 .455 4 .455 4 .423 5 Mobile 11 16 .407 5 Thursday's Results Atlanta 5-7, Mobile 4-1 Birmingham 10, New Orleans 3 Nashville 3, Little Rock 1 Chattanooga 8, Memphis 2 Today's Games Mobile at Atlanta Memphis at Birmingham (Only games scheduled) HEAVE-HO I —When it rains at Fenway Park In Boston, the Red Sox help Groundskeeper Connie Sullivan with the tarpaulin They are, left to right, Coach George Susce and Bill Werle, Sammy White and Mickey Owen. (NEA) Denton, Partner Lead at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The medalists faced a pair of south Arkansas hotshots in the match-to-watch of the Little Rock Country Club Four-Ball golf tournament today. The first-round feature sent Bill Joe Denton of Blytheville, Ark., and Charlie Kittle of Memphis against Paul Collum of El Dorado and Miller Barber of Texarkana. team title, Junior Coach Bill McFarland took a five-man crew which was instrumental in racking up an easy district conquest last week in Jonesboro. McFarland was to lake Moore, Pulley, Privett, Tremain and Holt. All ,won either first or second places in the district meet . Billy Phillips, the ace half-miler, represented Blytheville's only threat in the senior division. Only high school competitor entered from Blytheville, Phillips also will run the 440. The host Conway Wampus Cats were defending champions and still the team to beat, but Russellville, Helena, Stuttgart and Fayetteville were given excellent chances of doing just that. Fulmer Threat Conway counted first places in the bag for its brilliant Dennis Fulmer in the 220-yard dash and the ed to try to lower the time and grab a blue ribbon for his efforts this time. Preliminaries morning, with were reeled off the finals set for NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Babe Ruth's first opening day game as a Yankee outfielder occurred on April 14, 1920. He hit two singles but no homers. Manila Hurler Nearly Perfect Joe Pierce Lets One Man Reach First MANILA—Joe Pierce, Manila's mighty little hurler. just missed that perfect game here yesterday as he allowed but one man to reach first base in a 4-0 no-hit, no-run victory over Childress. Pierce walked one man. the only one to reach first. He struck out 17 of the 21 batters who faced him in the seven-inning contest. Horner doubled and singled, to lead Manila at bat along with Pierce and Hatcher. It was the Manila club's 27th consecutive victory over a better than two-year period. Two games are to be scheduled for the club next week, Coach Wayne Taylor stated. Football Queen Again CORONADO, Calif. C?!—One of this year's spring brides was Sharon Tpwnsend. pretty Coronado girl, •who last year was picked as a "football queen." In that role she posed for a publicity picture with Bill Wade, former Vanderbilt star playing with the Pacific fleet amphibious base team her. As a bride she posed again with Wade. He was the bridegroom. Harvey Penick, University of Texas golf coach, has guided the Longhorns' links fortunes for 22 years. During this period his golfers have won the Southwest Conference team title 19 times. Philadelphia 11 6 .647 Cincinnati 12' 8 .600 y> Brooklyn 10 8 .556 I 1 / St. Louis -. 10 9 .526 2 " Milwaukee 8 9 .471 3 Chicago 7 8 .467 3 New York 9 11 .450 3y 2 Pittsburgh 7 15 .318 6^2 Today's Games Brooklyn at Philadelphia (N). New York at Pittsburgh (N). St. Louis at Cincinnati (N). Chicago at Milwaukee (N). Thursday's Results Chicago 8, Brooklyn 7 Cincinnati 5, New York 4 Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia at St. Louis, postponed, rain AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Chicago 14 7 .667 — Detroit 9 5 .643 iy 2 Cleveland 11 7 .611 l»/£ Philadelphia 9 9 .500 31/2 New York 9 9 .50031/2 Washington 7 11 .389 5|'£ Baltimore 511 .313 6>v> Boston 4 9 .308 6 Today's Games Philadelphia at New York. Washington at Boston (N). (Only games scheduled) Thursday's Results New York 9. Baltimore 0 Chicago 5, Washington 4 Cleveland 3, Philadelphia 2 Detroit at Boston, postponed, rain Denton chipped in for a birdie* four on the 18fch hole yesterday to give his partnership the medal in qualifying play with a two-under- par 69. With another partner, he was runner-up in last year's best bail event. One of Best Collum, a cool little scrambler, lost to Byron Nelson in an extra- hole playoff for the Arkansas Open championship last summer and has MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Louisville 9, Minneapolis 4 St. Paul 7, Toledo 4 Indianapolis 6, Charleston 1 Kansas City 5, Columbus 0 Texas League Houston 6, Fort Worth 4 Oklahoma City 2, Shreveport 1 San Antonio 6, Dallas 5 Beaumont at Tulsa. postponed Western League Wichita 6, Denver 5 Lincoln 9, Colorado Springs 7 Pueblo 8, Omaha 7 Des Moines 10, Sioux City 3 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Greenville 6 1 .857 — Monroe 5 3 .625 lVi> El Dorado ... 5 3 .625 lj£ Meridian 3 5 .375 3J£ Pine Bluff ... 2 4 .333 3 Hot Springs ,..1 6 .143 5 Thursday's Results Greenville 5. Hot Springs 2 Pine Bluff 11, Monroe ~6 El Dorado 6, Meridian 5 Today's Games Hot Springs at El Dorado Meridian at Monroe Pine Bluff at Greenville been one of the state's finest amateurs for several years. Barber, the long-knocking ace of the University of Arkansas links team, was beaten -in the finals of the 1953 Arkansas Amateur by former national lefthaaded titlist Ross Collins. The Four-Ball defending champions, Curtis Person and Eaton Elder of Memphis, qualified automatically without posting a score yesterday. They drew as their first opponents John Harrison and Harrow Smith, a Little Rock duo which qualified with a par 71. Playoff Needed Before match play could begin today a sudden death playoff was needed for the three teams which shot qualifying scores of 73. They battled for two remaining spots in the championship flight. Pairings today included: E. B. Gee Jr., Blytheville. and C. R. Branson, Hobbs, N. M. (71) vs. winner of playoff. Don Addington, Dallas, and Chris Gers, Oklahoma City (71) vs. Len Spitzer and Gray Linzel of Little Rock (72). Sam McKinney and Buck Pope, Fort Smith (70) vs. W. C. Allsopp, Little Rock, and Frank English, St. Louis (72). , Johnny Buzick, Monette, and Ted Darragh, Little Rock (12) vs. winner of playoff. Teams in the playoff were Willis Watkins and Dr. Fred Gordy of Conway; Vernon Jackson of Little Rock and George Puryear of Jonesboro; Al Boyd and Henry Wilkerson. Little Rock. 4:00 Mile For Santee? U. S. Track Coach Says He Can Do It NEW WYORK Iff) — The barrier on the legendary four-minute mile is down, and track authorities throughout the world predicted today a wholesale assault" on Roger "Bannister's 3:59.4 record. Medical and track men once said this feat was beyond human powers. Now the theme song is: This only the beginning. Bannister's 3:59.4 mile was a great performance, but it will be broken," said Dean Cromwell, dean of American track coaches. "Wes Santee can do it any day under favorable circumstances. What's to keep John Landy of Australia and Ingvar Eriksson of Sweden from doing likewise?" Santee, the cocky 'young collegian who holds the American record of 4:02.4, was not inclined to disagree. "That time is still not as low as it can be run," Santee, who had been Uncle Sam's hope to Win the international four-minute sweepstakes, said, resolutely. He could not hide his own disappointment that varied track duties at the University of Kansas had kept him from specializing in the mile. 4 p.m. The state Class B junior and senior meets will be at Little Rock tomorrow. * * * Chicks Have 2 Events to Go Golf, Tennis Will Wind Up Busy Spring With the state track meet being run off today, Blytheville High School had only two events to look forward to in winding up what has been one of the busiest and most board jump. Already this year "he I versatile track seasons in its his- has bettered his own state record of 22.5 seconds in the 220. Fulmer and Stuttgart's Bill Rittman were expected to duel in the 100-yard dash. Both have been clocked in 9.9 seconds, which is the state record. In addition to Rittman, Stuttgart pinned its hopes on Leon Goetz, who will be out to repeat his 1953 victory in the high hurdles:" Fast Track Russellville is strong in the relays, particularly the 880 and 440, and apparently has the state's best pole vaulter in Bobby McAlister. With a fast track in prospect, the possibiity of a record in' the ow hurdles was seen. Leroy Allen of Monticello, who set the existing mark in last year's preliminaries tory. It has been one of the most successful, with the Chickasaws taking their first district track title in six years and gaining district representation in both tennis and golf — a pair of sports in which the Chicks are seldom represented. Hiram Snodgrass and Charles Ray Hall will represent Blytheville in the state tennis meet in Little Rock one week from today. Snodgrass beat Jonesboro's Dean Long 6-8, 7-5, 6-4, and teamed with Thielman 6-4, 6-2. Eugene Still, Jr., and Don Coleman will share district representation in golf with Jonesboro a week the state golf tournament will be run off. GOOD TOUCH—Rocky Marciano takes time out from heavy training to practice his putting at Grossinger, N.Y., training camp. Heavyweight king-is get- ing ready for Ezzard Charles bout on June 17. (NEA)' Game officials estimate that hunters bag 350,000 ducks and 14;000 geese in Utah annually. Bannister Belittles Mile Effort Roger Bannister, the master miler who crashed the four- minute barrier, drew back into his shell of shyness today while the athletic world acclaimed his feat The quiet, 25-year-old medical student shattered the world record with a 3:59.4 clocking in the blustery cold here last night. "I think the four-minute' mile has been overrated," he said quietly as if trying to justify his feat. "After all, .it's only a time. The essence of athletics is racing against an opponent rather than a clock." He said "Relax" that at the 660-yard WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, ' MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Mabel Benton; Plaintiff vs. No. 12673 Thomas Benton, Defendant The defendant Thomas Benton, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plantiff, Mabel Benton. Dated this 5th day of May. 1954. GERALDINE LISTON, Clerk By VIRGINIA WALTERS, D. C Claude F. Cooper Atty. for plantiff Ed B. Cook, atty. ad liiem 5 7-14-21-28 Drouth Dampens Athletes EL DORADO, Kas. (IP)—The drought-bred water scarcity has cost this southern Kansas city the state junior college track, golf and tennis meets, says Dean Max Bickford of El Dorado Junior college. Just showers for the expected 150 atheiets would take too much water, Bickford explains. El Dorado's three track teams- junior .college, senior and junior high — have been using a single at the community atheletic field. Hunts Deer at 70f WHITTEMORE, Mich. (#>)—In 1865, when the Civil War ended, Pete Cameron shot his first deer. Now, 89 years later, Cameron is 101 and still hunting. point, his Austrian physical training adviser, Franz Stampfl, called: "Relax, relax." "That call made me feel really good," he said. "I felt then I had a great chance. As I neared the end of the third lap for the first time I felt really confident I could do it. "When I got to that last bend, I wasn't thinking of anything in particular. I just couldn't think. I saw the tape faintly ahead, put everything into getting there and that was the last I knew about it." Clocking 1 That's how the slim, six-foot one- inch speedster broke Gunder Haegg's record of 4:01.4 that had stood since 1945. His quarter-mile clockings for the four-lap track were 57.5, 60.7, 62.3 and 58.9. the mile caught him in identical times, a rarity in itself. •Although the slight 157-pounder was unimpressed by his great, effort, he did acknowledge that a 15-mile-an hour wind might have cost him two seconds. "I think the 3:56 mile is within reach," he said. But he didn't say he'd be the one to do it. Army Ahead Immediately ahead lies a year of military service for Roger. He gets his medical degree in a few months. But before he joins the service, he will run for Britain in the Empire Games in Vancouver and the European championships during the summer. He aimed at the four-minute mile with scientific precision. He knows all there is to know about his own heart, lungs and circulation. He has done outstanding medical research in physiology and'~control of breathing. Medical publications have carried his treatises on problems of human runners. 'Til Try" The weather had been so bad right up until a half hour before starting time that he debated whether to make an effort a a real fast mile. But when the weather cleared, he announced: "I'll try." He took the fourth position from the pole and the starter fired his gun. Chris Basher, formerly of Cambridge, dashed into the lead. Bannister stayed at his heels as he led past the 440 and 880. Then Chris Chataway, an ex- Oxford student, took over and Bannister moved in behind him with a smooth, effortless stride. Chat- away drove himself around the far With 300 yards to go, Bannister exploded. He left Chataway in his wake and forged into the rough wind leading to the last turn. He was straining, but he never faulted. His head wobbled slightly as he drove toward the tape in those last 50 yards. When it was .over, he dropped exhausted into the arms of two officials. But he regained his breath seconds later and rushed over to thank Chataway and Brasher. NOTICE The monthly lamb fry supper will be held at the Rustic Inn Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m. Please call 2-2202 and make your own reservations. Sports Roundup — Bannister Wrecked Scribes By GAYLE TALBOT ™^ *^ E y Y°£ K i (A1 ? ~~ The onl y bad Mature about Roger Bannister's great 3.59.4 mile over at Uxtord, England, is that-it takes away all the incentive from thousands of sports columnist and track journalist who have for years been taking dead aim at the 4-minute barrier We, for one, feel that an old and valued friend has gone, never to return on a cold winter's day when nothing is going on except an ice hockey game at the Garden and the old brain seems to function only by fits and starts. FleeUnr Glory Then is when the dark thought will come that Bannister might have stayed home and stuck to his medical books instead of jaunting -around to obscure track meets and running his head off. And for what? No more than a fleeting Urt« of glory which might not last for * dosan years. In hi* unthinking quest for track Immortality, the fleet Britisher deprived not only the hard- apart* Mvaot of * tried and proven friend, but as well has robbed literally millions of fans of much exciting and vastly informed reading matter. Never again will it be possible to pick up one's favorite paper and learn that Al Glazis, the famous track coach at Sub Normal U., believes it is possible to run a 4-minute mile if the authorities will only let him pace his current sensation with a trained cheetah. No more will the news come flashing from Australia that John Landy has dashed off a 4:02 specimen which was, however, marred by the unhappy circumstance that the wind was blowing down gum trees and Landy found a small boy had been clinging to his back ail ttoe way. , Something Gone How can this or any other peon with a space to fill sit down ever again and trace the evolution of the mile from the 4; 30 period up to the present and speculate heatedly about the possibility of slicing through the mystic barrier, the sonic screen, when he knows good and well that it's already been done? No, men, something big has gone out of our lives, and just because one athlete—not even an American, mind you—wanted to show a few chosen friends how fast he could run. Last time we were at Oxford they didn't even have a grandstand, or warm water in the shower room. Bannister could at leave have done it in public. 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