The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1954 · Page 8
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MONDAY, MAY 10, 1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Scooter's Skid Hurts The Yanks New Yorkers Fear Series To Leave City By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Everybody here, it seems, is worried that the slow-starting Yankees might never really open up this year and the World Series will be piped in over television lines from Chicago or Cleveland. They talk about a Yankee col- larjse in bars and offices and the amateur figure filberts drag out back records to provide evidence that the law of averages always catches up with things. But the one place where worry seems at a minimum is the small Office Casey Stengel occupies under the Yankee Stadium grandstand. ;He still sits there and holds court jyfor writers who care to look at his ,|two knotted legs. * ^t Casey was pressed, on this oc- |casion, for one of those big-picture 4slants on the way his club had >|started off the season. Instead of ^howling to the heavens and baying Tto the moon about the way his club "was going, Casey seemed in a -•rather confident frame of mind. j* * • * "WELL," HE OFFERED, "my guys •""We hitting the ball just as far as -?they did last year. Only they're ••Chitting it higher in the air and other fellows are catching it. "The pitching . has been excellent. Morgan (Tom), McDonald (Jim), Allie (Reynolds) and Ed Lopat, they've been thro win' real good. "I think we'll be okay when the hitters begin to get movin'. We'll do all right then." f Stengel, to our Casey Stengel ^^3, had done a | rather neat job of side-stepping I what, we think, will be the make- tor-break spot as the New Yorkers [attempt to take their sixth straight I pennant. I That would be the old, down-the- 1 middle situation. Every club which I ever has taken a pennant has done fit with good catching, good pitch- sing, a strong second base combination and a fine center fielder. IN YOGI BERRA, THE TAN 7 KEES have the catching. In Mickey Mantle they have, on paper, the center, fielder — although he still u not half the play- Jr he is capable of being due tc the bad knee. This leaves u£ ; with the seconc base situation—; namely, Phil Riz-i zuto. Stengel himself has criticized Rizzuto this year. We still remem- Phu Rizzuto ber Marty Marion, a magnificent number six man himself, saying a year or so back. "The shortstop is the key man on the Yankees. He's no kid any more. When he goes, that club is likely to go with him." * * * ' IN SHORT, RIZZUTO, the gnome-like little guy who still looks as if he should be carrying a shoe shine box- might be on the way out. This season, we've seen four grounders skip by to hs left, balls he used to eat up. Stengel himself arches his eyebrows and tells you "Three, maybe four times this year, we got only the first man on a double play, with the hitter safe at first. Used to get those guys automatically. And they weren't left-handed batters either." Rizzuto might wind up on the bench, with Jerry Coleman, whose fielding has held up, moved over to short. Gil McDougald, under this plan, would be at second base and young Andy Carey at third. Would this hurt the Yankees? Mister, it sure would. Phi Rizzuto has played baseball with anybody that ever lived during his career at Yankee Stadium. All the pitching in the world couldn't replace him. The Yankees, it app nerajiesa The Yankees, it appears, are in for some real scrambling this time out. Atkins Sweeps B Track Meet LITTLE ROCK (ff) — With three notable exceptions, the Arkansas Class B high school track and field meet here Saturday was strictly an Atkins benefit. The Red Devils won championships of both senior and junior divisions. Their senior relay teams set state records in the mile and 440 and tied the 880 relay mark. The three big exceptions to the Atkins monopoly were individual records. Pred Massey of Harding Academy, Searcy, clipped four-tenths of a second off the 880-yard run record with t time of 2 minutes, 5.2 seconds. Lester Efird of Magnet Cove set a mark of 52.5 seconds in the 440-yard dash. The old record was 53 flat. Pordyce's Will Green, high scorer In tl* senior division with 15 points, tied, the 180-yard low hurdle record Of 20.4 second*. Game and Fish News Weather Has Been Big Factor In Dwindling Quail Population By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — Results of recent quail studies indicate that favorable weather conditions will be the most important factor in bringing about an increase in the state's quail population. Carl Hunter, Federal Biologist attached to the Arkansas Commission, reported this week that ''coveys are now averaging smaller in size, partly due *o recent weather conditions." He added that "with favorable weather, the number in each covey should increase; although it will probably not equal that of ten years ago." Predictions regarding the success of the state's future quail hunting seasons were based on a census of quail populations and trends conducted by Commission technicians in March. Drought Hurt Population decreases were recorded on six special sample areas, and were attributed to drought conditions and very unfavorable land-use-practices, such as pasturing and intensive farming. , Specifically mentioned in the "report .were the past three successive "dry weather" years. The expansion of the state's livestock industry and the change-over from row crops to pastures and "clean farming" practices were also pointed out as having been highly harmful to productivity and protection of quail populations. At the same time the report disagreed with sportsmen led to believe that the quail breeding stock •'is dangerously 16*w." On the other hand, the report stated that hunting success had been reduced because "the birds .iave changed their habits, becoming not only wary but moving into the woods for food and cover." Takes More Time Findings of the technicians show that it now takes more hunting time to find coveys — about an hour and a half as compared with a half hour ten years ago. Fewer coveys are found during the average day, but field crews were able to locate an average of four coveys on each o fthe Commission's sample areas in a six-hour period. It was also shown that under present conditions it requires two to three times the number of acres to support a covey. Thus the hunter has to cover more ground and spend more time to, locate the birds. 9.6 Average , The report also observed that experimental work now being conducted in Arkansas has revealed that quail are not being excessively harvested in the state. The > spring census showed "that the average- sized covey contained 9.6 birds, with some of the sample areas checked having been heavily hunted. Census work in 1942 and -1943 on areas closed to hunting showed the average covey contained 13.8 birds. It was pointed out that dur- irg this period food, cover, and weather conditions were much more favorable. The difference of 4.2 quajl in the covey is not considered excessive in view of the factors involved. Technicians emphasized on their field report forms that on some unhunted areas the covey averaged smaller in size than the 9.6 figure for all of the sample areas combined, which demonstrates that habitat is the Chief controlling factor. No Depleted Areas The recent census revealed no areas in Arkansas completely devoid of birds or with insufficient breeding stock to rebuild normal covey sizes under favorable conditions. Census and population-trends studies are not a new project for the Game and Fish Commission which has been proceeding with this work for the past 12 years. The spring census was a part of a year-around census and population-trend plan being carried out at present by Commission technicians and biologists. There are 12 study areas involved, in addition to eight used for bird dog census work in the spring and fall. Analysis of quail wings, sent in by sportsmen, to determine age of birds, hatching success, and composition of the population, is a part of the plan. Spring whistle counts, as developed during the past 15 years in Missouri, are used to compute breeding pairs, population trends, and to predict hunting success. Bones Crack In Gym Class SAN FRANCISCO (JP) — Con Dempsey, former Pittsburgh Pirate and San Francisco Seal hurler, told his junior high school physical education class: "Knowing how to jump and how to fall is important." Then he stepped back, tripped over a mat, fell and broke his arm. '11 be here tomorrow I'm for the most fun in the long run. I think a man is foolish to overdo at golf, fishing, hunting ... or drinking. Fish you leave in the water will reproduce and make more fish for you for another day. Stitzel-WeUer, a fine, old-family distilling outfit in Louisville—makers of OLD CABIN STILL BOURBON— have figured I'm just the guy to help them. They, too, are for moderation. They know gulpers are no good for their good business. They'd just as soon stay comparatively small, and they are not going to start "farming out" or "subletting" their distilling. They watch every drop of OLD CABIN STILL patiently and paternally right in their own distillery for many years. They make OLD CABIN STILL to appeal to sportsmen. As the result of its exact flavor balance at 90 proof, it has a rich, round, deep bourbon charm which gives you more satisfaction mileage in small quantities than many bourbons give you in many helpings. It i» slow- made and oak-ripened by the same original, costly, smail-paee method the family has practiced reverently for generations. It is made in moderation by sportsmen distillers who'd like to see it used in sportsmanlike moderation'by gentlemen connoisseurs. Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Biliwad ltt»* Flavor Proof. Distilled, aged ind bottled only by Stitzel-Welltr Distillery, Estab. Louisville, Ky.. 1M9 Contnwtion through M«dhrafteii'«.. wflfc fi* rW «r Distributed by MOON DISTRIBUTING Co*—Little Rock, Ark. LOCAL CATCH —A little weary of all the publicity that "foreign" fishing spots are getting, W. D. Cobb of Blytheville brought in the above picture to prove that there is still some good fishing in Mississippi County. He caught these about a week or ten days ago in the new bar pit west of Gosnell. The big boy in the middle weighed just over the two-pound mark. Cobb pointed out the string is not "the longest in the world" but nevertheless has some nice crappie on it. Love (and Aggies) Win Out In Annual MV Track Meet STILLWATER, Okla. UP) — Romance almost cost Oklahoma A&M its Missouri Valley tracfi championship over the weekend. And the hero of the day isn't a competitor at all — just a bystander with a passing interest in track who indirectly contributed two points to the Aggies score. A&M won by a scant 1 1-16 point margin over its nearest competitor, .Houston. The unusual series of events began when Juanita Hampton, of Oyster Bay, N. Y., arrived at Stillwater. Juanita is the sweetheart of Mario Delucia, also of Oyster Bay, an A&M football player who throws the shot for the track team. Delucia wanted to take Juanita to the junior-senior prom Saturday night. That meant he couldn't be in Houston for the track meet. He figured it didn't matter. He never was a standout in track and the meet would draw a big array of competitors. But Delucia's Sigma Chi fraternity brother. Leonard Peterson of Alliace, Neb., told the athlete he would fly him and Juanita to Houston Saturday morning, p;ive him enough time to get ofi' a few heaves in the preliminaries, then whisk him back to the campus in time for the prom. Delucia agreed and when he stepped into the shotput circle he threw it 45 feet 4 34 inches, his best effort of the year. They flew back to Stillwater. Throughout the day, the confer- .By JULIUS BOROS I had a wonderful year in 1952, winning the United States Open at Northwood in Dallas and then poing on to hit the $25,000 World Championship jackpot at Chicago Tain O'Shuntor. These two made me the loading- money winner. I had » lot of groat shots in those victories, but a putt on the Itith green at Northwood was the cause of my good year. The 16th is n par 3. I used a 2 iron for my first shot and wa;-, :u) yards short. My approach lett. me 25 feet away from the cup and on a tricky green which had a lelt to right break. It was make-or-bre.uk. I needed the putt to par the hole. When you're playing against Ben Hogan and the rest of that, extraordinary field which always is in an Open there isn't much room for mistakes. I took note of the all-important direction in which the green ( breaks, and dropped the putt. j The moment it w*?ut in. myj spirits soared. It was the clincher. Mental iitUtude. you see, counts j a good deal in this game. I The putt convinced me that 1 could beat Ben Hogan and the Australians to Swim VANCOUVER. B. C. (/n — Australia will have a strong team 01' swimmers competing in the Empire Games here July 30-Atiff. 7. Among those from Australia who will compete are Jon Henricks, 18: Garry Chapman, 15: David Hawkins. 21: Cyrus Weld, 19; and Miss Lorraine Crapp. 15. field. (Julius Roros will he among: Kolt'crs trying to boat lion Hogun on National Golf l>ay, June 5, sponsored by the PGA and LU'e Muifazine. Amateurs will use local handicaps oh their own courses.) Brooklyr.lte Is Cowboy LARAM1E, Wyo. (/Pi—Joe Mastrogiovanni. 1U53 "sophomore tailback for the University of Wyoming eleven, will switch to blocking buck this fall. Mastrogiovanni is a 5- ieet-6 Brooklynitc weighing 195. ARDMORE, Okla.. (/P) — Forme* National Open champion Julius Boros found himself one of the top money winners on the PGA tuorna- ment trail .today after collecting $7.200 in the Ardmore Open Golf Tournament. Boros shot rounds of 68-69-72-70 for a one under par 279 to cash in the top prize in Waco Turner's poll' extravaganza which saw $44,715 distributed to some of the nation's best golfers. Boros carried away a total of $7,920 as his part of the loot provided by the Turners and became the only man in the history of the event to set the pace from start to finish. The extra money came from bonuses. He won $4,000 plus extra com- mittments in the open at Dallas and $19,000 in the Tarn O'Shanter at Chicago, The North Carolinian started with a two-under par performance over the tough par-70 Dornick Jiills Country Club course and maintained a steady game to lead a record-breaking field of 166 players. ence's best shot putters pot Into the competition. When the final results were in. DeJucia's toss netted A&M third place in the event, — worth a meager two points, but j enough to make it an A&M victory. , I George Loft Coach DURHAM, N. C. (&)•— George Lott, regarded as one of the top doubles players in tennis history, is couching the Duke University tennis team. Lott, who won 31 national and international titles, has replaced Robert Cox who now is director of tennis ,here. Santee Returns To Mile Event LAWRENCE, Kan. C/P) ~- Wes Santee returns to *his favorite stretches Saturday after setting an intercollegiate 2-mile record of 8:58 in a triangular meet last weekend. Santee will run both the mile, at which distance he's the American record holder, and the 880 when Kansas duals Missouri at Columbia, Mo. The Kansas senior from Ashland, Kan,, chipped three-tenths of a second off the 18-year-old intercolle- piate record of 8:58.3 set by Don Lash of Indiana In the Princeton Invitational back In 1935 as the Jayha.\vks outclassed Drake and Arkansas in a triangular meet here. Kansas was an easy winner, piling up 93 points to Drake's 39 and Arkansas' 26. IT'S AMERICA'S "BEST Ford has pioneered in bringing the most worth-while things to the most people .. . and more and more people are now buying Fords F OR A LONG TIME, people have recognized that Ford is the "Worth More" car. And they have been expressing their preference in a great and growing volume of purchases. The reason is simple. 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