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SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURtKR NEWS Bosox Feeling Better About Taking Pay Now #*## * * * * They Get First Win in Two Weeks By BEN FHLEGAR Associated Press Sports Writer The Boston Red Sox could feel a little easier today about picking up their paychecks. They knew they were back working for a living. When the Bostonians outlasted Washington 7-6 last night it marked their first victory in two weeks and their first official action of any kind since a week ago today. Bad weather had caused eight postponements in Boston so far. The Red Sox took advantage o the occasion to celebrate. The vie tory lifted them out of the Ameri can League cellar over Baltimore into seventh place. They blasted three "runs in the first inning their first in nine days, and the} scored more runs than in any previous game. Ted Back But one of the Red Sox' best reasons for feeling happier about life was the presence of Ted Wil liams on the Boston bench. The slugger, who broke his collarbone on the first day of spring training, is working himself into shape and will make the club's first western swing starting Tuesday in Chicago. Williams isn't quite ready for action, but Manager Lou Boudreau said he expected him to see pinch hit action shortly. Birds Lose Cincinnati took over first place from Philadelphia in the National League. The Redlegs swamped St. Louis 10- while the Phils were bowing to Brooklyn 3-1. Chicago beat Milwaukee 3-0. The New York Giants were rained out at Pittsburgh. In the only other American League action the New York Yankees won their second straight shutout, this one by Tom Morgan, as they beat Philadelphia 2-0 on successive home runs in the seventh by- Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra. Staley Socked A three-run home run by Hobie Landrith capped a five-run spree for the Reds against Gerry Staley in the second inning at Cincinnati. In the seventh inning Landrith and Johnny Temple worked a double steal with Temple swiping home for the third time this season. The all-time record for thefts of home is seven by Pete Reiser of Brooklyn in 1941. Despite a game-time temperature of 39 degrees Milwaukee drew 24,637 paying customers, largest crowd of the day and night. Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland weren't scheduled. Boris, Dutch Hold Spotlight By WILBUR JOHNSON ARDMORE, Okla. iff) — Julius Boros, 1952 National Open champion, and E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, a time tested veteran and host pro, held the spotlight today in the third round of the rich Ardmore Open Golf Tournament. Boros, the Mid Pines, N. C., sharpshooter, refused to relent to pressure applied by Harrisor and Jerry Barber, the tiny mite Irom LaCanada, Calif., in yesterday's second round. He emerged the leader in this oil rich tournament. Harrison and Barber shot four birdies over this tough par 34-36— 70 Dornick Hills Country Club golf course, for a three-under-par 67, the best score of the second round. ' Harrison's sub-par round placed him a stroke behind the solid-hitting Boros. whose opening 68 com- Papooses Fifth In State 'A' Meet CONWAY (AP) — The Conway Wampus Cats literally rode the piston legs of Dennis Fulmer to a second straight state Class A high school track and field championship here yesterday. Conway nosed out Camden 28-26 for ; the top spot, and Fulmer accounted for 18 points himself. Wins Three He won the 220 and 100-yard dashes and the board jump. He ran on two winning relay teams and one which placed third. His 22.5 second time in the 220 tied the state record. The 880-yard relay team on which he performed put a new mark of 1 minute, 34.2 seconds into the book. That was three-tenths of a second better than the record set last year by Pay- etteville Another new record—and a great one—was the 12-foot, 4i-nch pole vault of Russellville's Bobby McAllister. It was a fourth of an inch above the mark established in 1948 by Don Logue of Payetteville. One record fell in the junior division as Hamburg's John Lee high jumped 5 feet, 6M: inches. The old record was 5-6. Malvern Easy Winner Malvern won the junior division team title in a breeze with 32 points. Its nearest rival was Helena with 22. Other team scores: Seniors—Russellville 22*2, Monticello 10, Fairview 7, Walnut Ridge 6^2, Stuttgart ,6 Paris 5, Leachville 5. Searcy 5, Hope 5, Crossett 4 J /3, Jonesboro 4%. Booneville 4, Fayetteville 3%, Lonoke 3, Smackover 3, Blytheville 2, DeWitt 2, Bryant 1, Jacksonville 1, Bald Knob ¥>. Juniors—Smackover 15, Crosset 9, Blytheville 7, Sylvan Hills 6, Fairview 5, Hamburg 5, Jacksonville 5, Fayetteville 4, Searcy 4, Magnolia Stuttgart 2&, Conway 2%, Camden 2%, Bald Knob 2. Clarksville 2, Paragould 2, Newport 1. Getting the Chicks' lone two points was Billy Phillips who finished third in a 2:05 half mile won by Gerren of Russellville. Ed Moore took a third in the 440 for the Papooses and Jimmy Tremain won the junior shot put with a toss of 45 feet, 3% inches. Leachville's Ronnie Kennett performed well in his two specialties— the shot and discus. He took a second in the shot and was third in the discus. Get Y Wins Lange and Sudbury Go Down in Defeat While Central's Rebels were pounding out a 15-12 decision over I Lange Gra-Y at Littl Park yesterday afternoon. Yarbro was taking a well-played 7-4 victory over Sudbury in the "Y" 5th Grade League. In the Gra-Y game, Lange started fast, scoring 2 runs each in the first, and second innings and then coming up with six in the third, but Central came back with 8 in the bottom of the third after tallying 4 in the second. They never gave up the lead. The Rebels totalled 16 hits while Lange was getting 11. Tommy Smith did the hurling for the winners and got credit for the win. John McDowell was the loser. Yarbro came up with one big inning, scoring four runs in the fourth to clinch their win over Sudbury' fifth grade team, in a game that saw some excellent fielding plays by both teams. Each team was credited with five hits but two walks combined with two errors and only two hits in the bottom of the fourth produced those deciding four scores. Sudbury rallied strongly in the top of the fifth, pushing across three runs on a couple of errors a swinging bunt and another bunt. The winning pitcher was Carlton HOW ARE THE BUMS DO.IN'?-—Charley Dressen, left, gives pitching pointers to Jim Atkins. Dressen's Oaks top the Pacific Coast League and Oakland attendance is up. The manager was refused a contract for more than one year after the Dodgers were beaten in a play-off and won consecutive pennants in three years under him. (NEA) Little League News Little League Pilots Select New Players By J. P. FRIEND Fifty two prospective player were claimed by Little League coaches Thursday night following a four-day workout period. Using points instead of dollars, a grand total of 73,350 was spent for the youngsters, all newcomers except one, Bobby Jacques, fiery and colorful little red head, released after the 1953 season because his parents moved out of town, returned for the summer and his name was placed in the pool The Jaycees secured his contract. The American Legion, hoping to | on Larry Davis, whom they also better their second place finish of last summer shelled out the most, 17,300, for their 12 players. The Kiwanis Club, only team to Stiles and Turner. the loser was Glenn Preacher Roe, Dodger southpaw pitcher, admits to 38 years. Re- :ord books have Preach as only 6. \ ined with his second, round 69 ave him th eadvantage. Barber's fine second round per- ormance pushed him into a chal- enging spot with a 36-hole total of 142. Andrade, Savoie Bottle Tonight BUFFALO, N. Y. Wl—Cisco Andrade, of Compton, Calif., undefeated lightweight contender, tonight takes on ring veteran Armand Savoie of Montreal, who says he welcomes "tough" opponents. The Canadian lightweight champion says he "fights better" when stung into action . The 10-round Memorial Auditorium bout will be televised tionally (ABC, 7 p.m., CST). na- Ty Cobb was 19 when he made his first big league hit for the 1905 Tigers. At 42 he played for the Philadelphia Athletics. -Sports Roundup— Orioles' Need: Big Leaguers By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Much as it might hurt the donors, the American League had better get busy in a hurry and transfer a few big league baseball players to the Baltimore Orioles. If it does not. the situation will become mildly tragic within another month or two. The city, delirious at getting back into the big show after 50 years, has more than done its part. The Orioles, themselves, cooperated nobly by playing far over their heads on the exhibition circuit. Now, though, the awful truth becomes daily more apparent, and only drastic—and unprecedented—action on the part of the owners of seven other clubs can save the day. Hitters, Anybody Unless help Is forthcoming in the form of a half-dozen or more men who can hit big league pitching at a reasonable rate, Jimmy Dykes' club is going to sink out of sight, and it won't have even a near neighbor 'to commiserate with. Detroit and Philadelphia, who were cast in Uiat role, will have gone thata^-sy. Fortunately, perhaps, the tun Lawns Mowed Complete Maintenance —SERVICE— Hedge trimming, Bedding, Mulching, Pruning, Spraying, FertfliriBI. Coll 3-8822 Bfyt:.evii;e Nursery extent of the Orioles' plight was not so glaringly apparent at the start of the race because its young pitchers were performing: so bril- liatnly. The five victories the former St. Louis Browns had won as of this writing were by scores of 3-2, 3-1, 3-1, 4-1 and 2-1. Temporarily, at least, this helped make things pretty exciting for the Baltimore fans and took their minds off the fact that ,their adopted heroes were not hitting. By now, though, after the sensational young fastballer, Bob Tur- ley, has dropped his second straight two-hitter, it must have that the new club owners have had their pockets picked. Some local critics," were convinced after getting their first look at the current, collection of misfits that Dykes does not have quite as good a club as the one which curled up and died on Manager Marty Marion last season. They claim that even the desperation trades made during the winter and spring have backfired. defeat the champion Lion Club in '53, disposed of 14.900 for only eight boys, including Billy Jones, considered by observers as the prize catch of the playoffs. Rotary Club, which made a dramatic comeback in the second half of the first season, averaged 1,000 points for their dozen prospects. The Jaycees went the Rotes 500 points better for just five more boys, more than half the total for Bill Gourley ji promising young infielder. Shrines Get Nine The Shrine Club which finished in a fourth-place deadheat with Rotary, spent 10,450 for its nine selectees. Carlton Stiles, Jr., a Yarbro youth, cost almost as much as 'the other eight players. The Lions Club, seeking a third and second baseman, came up with six choices while spending all its remaining 8,200 points. Eleven-year olds were the most popular in the buying. A total of 15 in that age group was purchased. Thirteen twelve and the same number of 10-year olds were selected, along with 10 who became 13 after January 1 to retain their eligibility, Mike Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Coleman, enjoyed the distinction of being the only nine-year old chosen. The coaches saw the freshman in action just one time but evidently liked what they saw, based on the spirited bidding. Young Jones, 12, who reportedly moved to the city only recently, was the main target for most of the teams with ample points. John McDowell and his Kjxvanis aides outbid them all at 10,200. Gourley, a classy little infielder, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Gourley who operate the Dairy Queen out on Division Street, was also popular in ;he bidding. The Jaycees had to dispose of 6,300 points to land him. Rotary Lands Pitcher Jimmy Stilhvell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Stilhvell, was another avorite, the 12-year old husky brought 5,600 points from the suc- :essful Rotary Club. Ed Cure and Von Starnes, Rotary '' :oaches. indicated he would be given every opportunity to develop into a pitcher, admittedly their big- est need last year. Harman Taylor (Skeeter) Bishop, ,ions Club mentors, their coffers slim with the graduation of Joe Bratcher and Larry Fitzgerald, for which they gave more than 20,000 points and received anly 4,800 n accordance with league rules, anded one of their main choices. Gary Gestring. They were also high secured. Ott Mullins, American Legioi sage, spent his points wisely and was agreeably surprised when he bought Hulon Ray Kirk for a com parative "song." He had expected to find the bidding brisk for the talented youth. Carlton Stiles, Jr., son of Mr and Mrs. Carlton Stiles of Yarbro though just 10 years old, brough a fancy price of 5,200 points from the lucky bidder, Maurice Sanders of the Shrine Club. "Pop" Mosley to Help Several coaching selections were announced during the meeting. Sylvester (Pop) Mosley. whose name is legion at the local high school, has agreed to help Billy Hyde with the Jaycees. S. D. Bray, an experienced base- bailer, will assist with the Shrine Club entry, while Pat Chitmon returns to the Rotary coaching fold. Rudy Vrska and Mullins will handle the American Legion outfit; while Wes Stallings and R. C. Bruce will pool their talents and experience with McDowell and the Kiwanis Club. The list of players selections from the records of Albert Taylor, player representative include: Rotary Club — Tom Henry Smith, Jimmy Stillwell, Sterling Cook, Jr., Bob Thompson, Chip Wright, Don Edward Vickery, Nathan Pack, Victor Ray Stillwell, William Paul Wamble, Larry, Watson, George Ledbetter, C. B. Wren. Lions Club — Lewis (Blackie) Carson, John Cherry, Lester Dunham, Gary Gestring, Larry Davis, Norman Smythe; Jaycees — Andy Stanley, Bob- Jacques, Bill Gourley, Jewell Duncan, Charles Cronk; Shrine Club —Herbert Baxter, Jerry Cockrell, Henry Denton, Jimmy Graham, James McLemore, Ray Odle, Johnny Baxter, Jesse Lee Smith, Carlton Stiles, Jr.; Kiwanis Club — Eugene Davis, David Burnette, Robert Hallman , Hiram Wylie Haynes, Billy Jones, James Thaxton, Gary Dozier, Sam Tune; American Le- pion — Richard Branscum, Jimmy Burr, Marty Michael Coleman, Hulon Ray Kirk, Ira Gene Lambert, Cleo McDermott, Russel. Moore, Terry Mullins, Brucy Kent, Jimmy Wells and Jimmy Wilson. Chances Are Slim Santee Can Take On Bannister During Summer By SKIPPER PATRICK LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Wes Santee of Kansas, who tries for an intercollegiate *• mile record in a triangular meet today, hopes for the "privilege" of meeting the conqueror of the 4-minute mile, England's Roger Bannister, soon. Bannister ran the mile in 3:59.4 at Oxford, England, Thursday. had his today on the intercollegiate 2-mile mark of 8:54 set by Wisconsin's Don Lash in the Princeton Invitational back in 1936. That was the only event Santee xvns scheduled to run in a meet involving Kansas, Drake and Arkansas. He's Ready The lean, unorthodox loper from a ranch near Ashlnnd. Kan., insists he's ready for a meetinp with Bannister and John Landy Of Australia, and. as a matter of fact. any and all comers. The difficulty, however, is get- ling the world's three fastest milers together at the same place on the same day. Santee. a Kansas University senior, is scheduled to report for officers training in the Marines at Quantico, Va. ( about June 13. Trouble* Bannister says he can't compete in the Coliseum Relays at Los Angeles May 22 because it would mean a last minute upheaval of his training and study plans. And Santee will be running with his Kansas teammates in the Big- Seven Conference meet at Boulder. Colo., that day. Santee holds the American record of 4:02.4. set at Compton, alif., in June, 1953. He owns the four fastest miles by an Amerian. Landy has done the mile ii 4:00.2. The Chalking^ Bannister said yesterday he 'would be more interested In beat ,ng Santee alone than in achievinj a faster time for the mile." Santee said that he'd "welcome the chance to meet Bannister." Santee suggested the only date open on his calendar before the Marines grab him will be abou he time of the Compton, Calif. Relays June 4. 'You can bet that if a meeting with Bannister is arranged I'll be there," Santee declared. "I sure A'ould like to meet, him. And if bj some amazing coincidence some body like Landy could be brough n, that would make it all the bet ter." Hess Warns Army About Its Coddling WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Hess (R-Ohio) said today three days of hearings before his House armed services subcommittee showed a ''pattern" of Army coddling of athletes. * He said it's now up to the Army to see that there's no more of this. Brig. Gen. Herbert P. Powell, deputy director of Army personnel, acknowledged the hearings had disclosed violations of Army policies and he promised to crack down on offenders. The committee publicly examined nine cases in hearings that wound up late yesterday. In three instances, the Army disclosed that: Sugar Ray AWOL 1. Sugar Ray Robinson, former middleweight boxing champion, was. Riven an honorable discharge In 1944 after he had been charged Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Steady Work For La use Argentine Scores Sensational KO NEW Lausse, YORK (IP) — a sensational Eduard knockou winner over Cuba Chico Varona ooks like a sure fire bet to ge steady work in the United States The darkly scowling Argentin showed a stiff left hook in stop ping the busy Cuban in 2:43 o he seventh round lost night a' St. Nicholas Arena. Varona's manager, Bobby Glea on, complained about an excess o medication smeared on a cut over ,ausse's right eye but Chico ad er punch. It was the 16th straight victory or Lausse, 15 of them by knock- uts. His record since he turned )ro in 1948 is 48-5-2 for 55 bouts with 39 knockouts. Lausse hasn't lost since he was eaten by Kid Gavilan in a non- itle bout in Buenos Aires, Sept 3, 1952. Mew Prep lecord Is Set SUNNYVALE. Calif. W — Don Jowden, a 17-year-old senior from incoln High School at San Jose, ettered the national prep half mile record last night by running he distance in 1:53.2. The old record was 1:53.9, set by ang Stanley of Jefferson High chool, Los Angeles, in 1950. Birdie Tebbetts, manager of the Cincinnati Redlegs, was graduated from Providence, R. I., College with honors in 1934. He ma- orjed in philosophy. Fights Lost Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK—Eduardo Lausse, 6 1 A, Buenos Aires, knocked out tiico Varona, 150, Havana. 7. PHILADELPHIA — Johnny ooke, 149, Philadelphia, outpoint- d John Gentile, 146te, Philadelphia, 8. MELBOURNE, Australia — Carl Coates, 140. Baltimore, stopped Ivor Germaine, 138, Barbados, West Indies, 9. WRESTLING Monday, May 10 8:15 p.m. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA Adults 50c — Children 15c Two One-Fall Matches TEXAS RULES JOE JACK WELCH and WELCH vs. THE WALTER MONSTER and SIRIOS Jae Welch vs. Monster AND JackWekh vs. Sirios Check Your Fields For Army Worms & Cutworms Army Worms and Cutworms have been found in nearly all of the small grain fields in Eastern Arkansas and Southeastern Missouri. One and % to 2 pounds of technical toxaphene or 10 pounds of 20 per cent toxaphene to the acre is recommended for centrol. We have 6 Lb. TOXAPHENE — 20% TOXAPHENE DUST Airplane Service can be arranged. We alto have a supply of Breeders and Certified Deltapine 15 and D&PL Fox cottonseed, Ogden and Dorman Soybeans for your late planting requirements. THE PAUL D. FOSTER CO. Office and Stocks in'Blytheville Warehouse Phone PO3-3418 Blytheville, Ark. Cincinnati 13 8 ,619 Philadelphia ... 11 7 .611 \'* Brooklyn 11 8 .579 1 St. Louis 10 10 .500 2V- Chicago 8 8 .500 2[^ New York fl 11 .450 3'b Milwaukee 8 10 .444 3 Pittsburgh 7 15 .318 6& Today's Games Brooklyn at Philadelphia (N) New York at Pittsburgh un) St. Louis at Incinnati. Chicago at Milwaukee Friday')* Kcnults • Cincinnati 10, St. Louis 3 Brooklyn 3, Philadelphia 1 Chicago 3. Milwaukee 0 New York at Pittsburgh, postponed, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Chicago 14 7 .667 Detroit 9 5 .643 Cleveland 11 7 .611 New York 10 9 .526 Philadelphia ... 9 10 .474 Washington .... 7 12 .368 Boston 5 9 .367 Baltimore 5 11 .313 Today's Games Philadelphia at New York. Washington at Boston. Detroit at Chicago. Cleveland at Baltimore (N) Friday's Result* New York 2, Philadelphia 0 Boston 7, Washington 6 Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 17 10 .630 16 11 .593 1 .522 3 .520 3 .455 4» .455 4' .407 6 11 12 12 12 16 16 .407 6 Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga ,. 12 Atlanta 10 Little 'Rock ... 10 Nashville 10 Memphis 11 Mobile 11 Friday's Results Birmingham 7, Memphis ff innings) Mobile at Atlanta, postponed (Only games scheduled) Today's Games Little Rock at Atlanta Memphis at Birmingham Nashville at Mobile Chattanooga at New Orleans (11 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ... American Association Indianapolis 2, Charleston 0 Columbus 4, Kansas City 3 Other games postponed Texas League Tulsa 6-8. Beaumont 2-4 Fort Worth 9, Houston 4 Dallas 5, San Antonio 0 Oklahoma City 1, Shreveport 0 Western League Sioux City 4, Des Moines 2 Wichita 1, Denver 0 Only game: scheduled COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB Greenville 7 1 Monroe 6 .875 .667 .667 .333 El Dorado ---- 6 Meridian ...... > Pine Bluff ..... 2 5 .28( Hot Springs ... 1 .7 .125 Friday's Results El Dorado 8, Hot Springs 6 Monroe 5. Meridian 4 Greenville 5, Pine Bluff 4 4'/2 with being absent without leave. 2. Willie Mays, New York Giants' outfielder, was given a five-month reprieve from basic training so he could play baseball at Ft. Eustis, Va. 3. Sandy Saddler, featherweight boxing champ, overdrew his leave 34 days and at one point got a 15- day emergency furlough, claiming his wife was sick, using the time to take part in a professional light. Powell assured the committee there would be "no whitewashing" where cases of coddling were covered and that "appropriate action" would be taken against the guilty parties. Not Satisfied Hess said he was not satisfied with the Army's explanation of the Robinson discharge. He said the ex-champ was being Invited to testify under onth at a public session, if he chose to do so. Powell disclosed that Robinson, a member of Joe Louis' boxing troupe in 1944. failed to show up when his ship sailed for Europe and was absent without leave for two days before reporting to a Veterans Administration hospital. HOUSTON Iff)—A well balanced Oklahoma A. & M. team was a strong favorite today to retain its Missouri Valley Conference track and field championship. With entries in every event, the Aggies "gain appeared too deep in manpower for a speedy University of Houston squad, the 1853 runnerup. Houston was expected to set new records in the 440-yard and mile relays but had no entries in three distance events the Aggies normally dominate, the 880, mile and two mile. A. & M. and Houston also led yesterday's final rounds in golf and tennis; The Oklahomans retained the golf team title by a 10- point margin but Houston replaced them as tennis champion. Houston collected 17 team points in tennis to four for A. & M. and one for Tulsa. A. & M. led in golf at 889. Hous-ton had 899, Wichita 938, Tulsa 963, Detroit 983 and St. Louis 1,054. Bonus for Hunters SALT LAKE CITY (^~Deer hunters are likely to get a bonus in Utah this year because the animals are thriving so mightily in some areas that they're eating themselves out of house and home. The situation, which arises per- iodcally in nearly all the important deer states, proably will be met here by special early, late and two- deer hunts in overcrowded areas. Today's Games Hot Springs at El Dorado Pine Bluff at Greenville Meridian at Monroe MR. FARMER: HERE IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU With a Very Small Investment GOOD HILL FARM 120 acre*; 114 acres in cultivation, 6 acres oak timber, food road, school and mail route. Nice 5 room home, located near Bloomfield, Missouri. For quick sale with possession now. For the very low price of $6500, with small cash down payment, good termt for part. 96 ACRE LEVEL LAND FARM This farm i« located just north of Gray Ridge, Missouri ,«• acres in cultivation, one four room house and old barn, both need repairs, but land is on OLD CASTOR RIVER, no overflow, produces all kinds of cropt, % mile off gravel road, but * bargain *t 15000.00. Terms tor part, with possession with deed. W. M. BURNS, REALTOR Phone 3-3361 Blythevillt, Art.

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