The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 14, 1953 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, August 14, 1953
Page 6
Start Free Trial

PAGE SIX w ELYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1953 Series For New York Will Be Token' Affair By BENPHLEGAR AP Sporte Writer It looks as If it's going to cost more to commute between the World Series ball parks this fall—but onlv because they raised the subway fare in New York City. . After seven nickle series and three dime classics (the fare went up to 10 cents in 1948} this vear's big show appears set to be a "token" affair. Tokens replaced cash when tne fares" were hiked to 15 cents last month. Barring miracles the participant Wll be the New York Yankees, fo the fifth straight year, and th Brooklyn Dodgers, for the secoiv time in a row. The Chicago White Sox nnd Mil waukee Braves continue to put u~ game, but most probably vain fights from their second placi ppots. The schedules and the stand ings are against both ol them. Chicago trails the Yankees bj seven games nnd the two club! play each other only five mori times. Milwaukee is T/i behind Brooklyn with just four games re maining against the Dodgers. For both would - be contenders this means they have to rely on help from the rest of the league and no such help is in sight. Cunt From Behind The Yankees whipped Washington 6-1 last night after Chicago had turned back third place Cleveland 7-3 In a 10 inning daylight battle. Brooklyn came from five runs behind for the second straight game to edge the New York Giants S-8 in 10 innings. Milwaukee wasn't scheduled. In oth»r action Philadelphia nipped Boston 1-0 and St. Louis jqueezed by Detroit 1-0 in 11 innings in the American League. Cincinnati walloped Chicago 10-2 and Pittsburgh shaded Philadelphia <-3 In the National. Steady Eddie Lopat continued his mastery over Washington in post- tag his 10th consecutive victory against the Senators. The Eix-hit triumph -was his 12th of the year and his fifth this season against Bucky Harris' crew. Chime Hitting Virgtl Trucks pitched and batted his way to his 10th victory Bince joining Chicago In Mid-June. After a home run by Cleveland's Larry Doby with two out in the ninth had tied the score, Trucks singled home the deciding run in the top of the 10th. Minnie Minoso led the 12 hit Chicago attack with ft triple and three singles. Joe Coleman gave up just three singles to Boston in winning his first game In Philadelphia in four seasons. Coleman also scored the only run of the game, riding home on Joe De Maestrl's single after he had opened the sixth inning with ft double. The Browns got the lone run at St. Louis when Vic Wertz doubled and Vern Stephens singled in the llth, Ned Carver absorbed the loss after giving up only three hits In the first nine innings. Marlin Stuart who replaced Lou Kretlow in the llth, picked up the victory. Furillo Seats Bill ' Roy Campanella of Brooklyn has bit 31 home runs this season hut he hadn't connected in the Polo Grounds until last night. With two men aboard and the Dodgers trail- Ing by four runs in the seventh Roy poked H Hoyt Wilhelm pitch into the lower right field seats. In the ninth with two out and the Dodgers still a run behind he lofted another Wilhelm delivery off the ecoreboard In left field for another homer. Carl Furillo connected with Wll- helm's first offering In the 10th and drilled it into the upper left field scats for the run that won the game. Clem Labine, last of six Brooklyn pitchers, received credit for his second victory in the Dodger-' last two games. Home runs figured heavily in the scoring at Pittsburgh, too. Frank Thomas blasted a pair for the winning Pirates and Earl Torgeson got one for (lie Phils. Ted Klus/.ewski got four hits and four runs, Wlllard Marshall hit hi: 14th home run and the Cubs contributed four errors as Cincinnati routed Chicago. Service Teams Will Vie For Non-Pro Title Tonight WICHITA, Kas. (AP) — Two service teams, heavily fortified by major and minor leaguers called up by Uncle Sam, open their bid for the nation's 1953 non-pro baseball title tonight. The Colonials of the military district of Washington, from Ft. Myer and Ft. Belvoir, Va., are seeking to keep the crown they won a year ago. Their challengers in the opening ;ame of the 19th Annual National Browns Play For Light Stands To Beat Detroit Game Went into 11 th Inning Before Detroit Dropped One Run By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A two-season low in paid admissions wns marked by the St. Louis Jrowns as they bounced Detroit n an extra-inning game yesterday. There were only 980 paid at Busch Stadium for the contest as he Brownies won in the llth inning, i-0, on a double by Vic Wertz and a single by Vern Stephens. It also was an anniversary date. i year ago, the Browns traded Itcher Ned Carver to Detroit for Vertz. Gavver. who went the dls- ance for the Tigers In the game, was the loser on a seven hitter or the 11 innings. He had held Browns to three hits in the >rsl nine. Lou Kretlow battled Garver on ven terms for 10 innings but \vs\a fted for a i-inch hitter in that rame. Marlin Stuart, who came n in relief, was the winner, Wertz reached base five straight lines on three walks, a single nnd lie final double, but Stephens, who ollowed Vic in the batting order, ailed to come up with the clutch it until the llth. He had hit into wo previous double plays. The Cardinals had an open date. Sports Roundup-~ La Starza Has No Tactics By GATLE TALBOT GREENWAY LAKE, N. Y. (AP) — Usually the first question put to Roland LaStarza in his training camp here among the green hills is how he inte.nds to fight Rocky Marciano the thunder-fisted champion, in their title bout Sept. 24 at the Polo Grounds. "I'll have no set plan against Rocky, except possibly to pace myself so I'll be certain of finishing strong. This will be my first 15 rounds, but tliat means nothing if a fighter is in shape. You might keep in mind tha^Ill be the first young man Rocky has fought in some time. He's been fighting ohl men. Maybe he'll need to pace Mmsclf too." LaStarza was asked ii he could Non-Professional Tournament, are the Marine Corps champions from Quantico, Va. Thirty-two teams will participate in the three-week tournament. The Colonials' hurling staff includes Tom Poholsky of the St. Louis Cardinals; Chuck Fowler, Alex Konikowski and Andy Pane of the New York Giants; Mike Kvasnak of the Washington Senators; and Lou Paz of the Yankees. They have Dick Groat of the Pittsburgh Pirates at shortstops Dick Gienlin, Detroit Tigers, at first, and Ray Cattneo, Milwaukee Braves, at second. In the outfield is Bob neitz, formerly with Pauls Valley in the Sooner State League. Quantico's starter is expected to be Jack Thomas. Boston Bed Sox righthander, who has a 19-2 eea- son's record with the Marine nine. Its hurlcrs also include Jim Pope, with Milwaukee in the American Association in 1951; Rodger Osentmugh, with Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League earlier this year; and Olen Harshbarger, ol the 1951 Wichita Indians, Western League. So tar, nine of the 21 teams certified are from the armed services and 18 are civilian nines. Two civilian teams—the Missouri champions from Springfield and the Kansas champions from Wich- ta—will meet in tonight's other same. Go// Players Hit Over Par Ai Ft. Wayne FORT WAYNE, laid. W—A man who shot pur might just as well up and relax today as the $15,000 Fort Wayne Open Golf Tournament went into the second round. LEE RAIL BURIED—The Duke of Edinburgh beats to windward with the lee rail of the small sloop, Coweslip, buried. The Duke finished second in the race off Cowes, England. (NEA) Fall, Winter Boxing Slate Taking Shape NEW YORK UPl—Now that Randy Turpin and Boho Olson finally have agreed on New. York's Madison Square Garden as the site of their Oct. 21 World Middleweight title ight, a busy fall and winter box- ng program is taking shape. It took the International Boxing Hub about two months to close the Turpin-Olson match. The final clincher was the agreement of the TV sponsor to block out the New York area for the first time. This will be the first time New York will miss a scrap that other parts if the nation wll- see for free on me TV. Turpin, already recognized at home in Britain as the world hamp, will find himself a 2 to 1 underdog against the Hawaiian- lorn Olson who now lives in San Francisco. The two boys fighting for the itle vacated by Ray Robinson last December each met Sugar Ray twice. Olson lost both while Turpin split, scoring a major upset i to win the title in London in July, Sixty-two of the 140 entrants bet-I jj, 51 And i osm g on a T. K.O. in tercel par 72 In the first round at the re turn. Hitters Have Cakewalk In SA Game Last Night By MERCER BAILEY Associated Sports Wrlttei It was just one of those unhappy nights for pitchers in the Southern Association last night. The batters had the upper hand almost all the way in every game. In the four regulation games,, 17 pitchers dished up 92 hits and 22 wnlks. When the boom of the bats had died down, Nashville had cushioned its league lead over Atlanta by another half game, putting the Vols 2i'j games ahead, and Birmingham tightened its hold on the Elks Country Club yesterday. Matry Furgol of Lemont, HI., and Dick Knights of Honolulu led the wny with 63s, nine under. Furgol had six birdies on the ront nine and reached the turn in 30. Knight ad 31-32. Ed (Porky) Oliver of Palm Turpin and Olson each will receive 30. per cent of "everything" including TV cash estimated at $40,000. The middleweight championship comes at a decent Interval after the Sept. 24 heavyweight title bat- Springs, Calif., had the most spec- the Polo Grounds when tacular start, using only three I Rocky Marclano defends against putts on the first five holes. He H°>"«1 LaStarza. Specifically, the 26-year-old challenger, who is not noted as a hitter, is asked if he plans to employ any different tactics from those he used when he lost a split decision to Rocky 3'/ 2 years ago, when both were Just coming up. Does he intend to play It cozy Bnd try to win by a decision, or to turn tiger and go for a knockout? "AH I can say is that I'll make my fight as I go along, as I always have," says the collegiate- looking young man from the Bronx. "I know I've been criticized Jor it, but that's the only way I Know how to fight. I always take it fairly easy in the early stages until.I see what I want to do, and then I come on. That's how I've fc'on all my fights. I've found there's no use trying to plan ex- •ctly. "For example, I planned to wait for Rex Layne to come in and then coumerpunch his head off. I knew he was never in good shape, too. So what happens? He's in the best shape of his life and all he wants to do is ccrantcrpunch, himself. I won but it was a very unsatisfactory fight as far «s I was concerned. clipped in twice and downed his first putt on three holes. He wound up with 66. Jimmy Clark of Laguna Beach, Calif., the defending champion had 65, for a tie for third place with Gardner Dickson Jr., of Panama City, Fia., and Dave Douglas of Newark, Del. Frank Stranahnn ol Toledo led the amateurs with 66. Pros at that figures besides Art Wall and Oliver However, if plans go through for Kid Gavilnn's welter crown defense against Carmen Bnsilio at Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 18, the September schedule will be a bit crowded. Paso, Tex. Bnck in the ruck were Gary 1951 Fer- Middlecoff of . Memphis, the runnerup, with 69. and Jim were Ralph Lomeli of Fresno, ' rler of Snn Francisco, the 1951 win- Calif., nnd Fred Hawkins of El ner, with 70, see any specific improvement in Marciano during the long period the pair were kept apart by Rocky's cautious manager. At Weill. "Oh, he's a better fishier." Holand conceded. "He has learned a lot of little things, just as I have. But he's still no hell of a boxer. He didn't beat me before and he won't this time." In some 20 years nf trying, my record of a picker has not benn too distinguished, except during those good years when Joe Louis was at his best and a man had to go out of his way to miss. All we will say at this point is that Roland LaStarza is a very refreshing artdi- j f what>s jn store for Roland La Sl! , rza wnen tL'lt T iSrieCart «'«• meet fo, the title In New York's Po,o Grounds Sept. „. ( AP ROCKS FOR LA STARZA'S HEAD — Heavyweight Champion Rocky 'Marciano offers a 3-D preview at his training camp at Orbs- to take him lightly. fourth place. The Barons now are I'/z games ahead of New Orleans. Atlanta and Memphis completed their game of Aug. 2 which was suspended with the Crackers leading 9-4. That was the final score. In the regular game which followed, the Chicks edged Atlanta 4-3. Nashville beat New Orleans 10-7. Birmingham nipped Little Rock 9-8, and Chattanooga dropped Mobile 3-2. Birmingham and Little Rock displayed thp most power in the night's hit parade. The Barons, winning their fourth straight, out- hit the Travs 16-12. Homers by Jim Sady. Carl Lindhart and Hal Simpson had given the Travs an 8-7 lead. But in Ihe eighth, Baron catcher Hal Smith unloaded his first home run of the season with a man on to nullify the three big Trav blows. BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE v Won Lost Pet. Behind 75 38 .676 44 .611 48 .568 52 59 65 7? 76 New York ., Chicago — Cleveland .. Boston Washington Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis ... 88 63 64 55 . 47 40 39 7 12 .552 .482 .420 .357 .339 2114 351/3 38 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Phlladelphii St. Louis — New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago .... Pittsburgh .. 37 .667 46 .596 49 .555 .545 .491 .447 .391 50 55 63 67 81 121/2 13i/ 2 191/2 241/3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville ... Atlanta Memphis .... Birtningham New Orleans Little Rock . Chattanooga Mobile Won Lost Pet. Behind . 70 51 .579 — 69 55 .557 2'/a 67 58 .536 5 .512 8 .500 .455 452 51 73 .411 60 63 63 56 67 57 69 9'/4 15 15 '/a 20i/ 2 Yesterday's Results NATIOMAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 9, New York 8 (10 Innings) Cincinnati 10, Chicago 2 Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 3 (Only games) In- AMEKICAN LEAGUE New York 6, Washington 1 Chicago 7, Cleveland 3 ('lO nings) Philadelphia 1, Boston 0 St. Louis 1, Detroit 0 (11 innings) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 9, Little Rock 8 Chattanooga 3, Mobile 2 Nashville 10, New Orleans Atlanta 9-3, Memphis 4-4 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee at Chicago—Surkont (11-5) vs. Hacker (7-15) Pittsburgh at Brooklyn —Pace (54) vs. Meyer (12-5) Philadelphia at New York—Rid- ilfc (7-5) vs. Grissom (1-1) St. Louis at Cincinnati—Mizell (10-6) vs. Nuxhall (5-8) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia—McDonald (7-4) vs. Byrd (10-13) Chicago at Detroit—Pierce (15-7) vs. Hoeft (7-10) Cleveland at St. Louis—Feller (66) vs., Pillette (4-8) Washington at Boston—Stobbs (76) vs. Flowers (1-1) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville at New Orleasn Chattanooga at Mobile Little Rock at Birmingham Atlanta at Memphis The 1954 PGA golf championship will be held in St. Paul, Minn. The course and dates will be announced later. FISHING RODEO Registration Blank Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 Walker Park 1, the undersigned, do hereby apply for registration in the Blylheville Fishing Rodeo at Walker park. I certify that I am not older than 15 years of age and that I will comply with all rules and regulations of the rodeo to the fullest extent. Name Age Address Race (Mail or take registration blank to Police Department in City Hall, Blylheville.) The Lowest Price for fontocty Straight Bourbon Wlfjskey In Ar years Old 96 6 HEAVEN HILL* O.'uil/.J md lofll.rf in <J\t If.nta-L, 6, HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES INC, TttmMettf AT All GOOD FSTOMSm ARKANSAS tAKMTOim, KMTUCKT Wlrepholo) Legion Downs Kiwanis 8-5 Blasting Jimmy Marshall for nine hits in thre« b^, scoring innings, the American Legion defeated the Kiwanis Club, 8-5, yesterday afternoon, for unofficial second place in the last half of the Little League split season. Despite that the fact that he fanned 11 batters, the side in three consecutive innings, Marshall came in fov some sound thumping during his first start since he throttled the Lions Club in the season finale. He may have fared a better fate with better defense behind him. Manager Ott Mullins, looking forward to 1954. opened with Doug Dorris on the mound but had to call on Qlynn Dale (Dago) Howard twice in relief. With the bases filled in the second "The Fox" had Dorris exchange places with his pet southpaw to pitch to the loft handed swinging Don Tinker. The strategy backfired when Tinker blasted the second pitch through Dorris for two runs. He got out of a tight squeeze when Bobby Jacques was nipped at home also trying to score. Dorris resumed the hill task and appeared to settle down, striking out three after Jimmy Bruce opened the third with a double. But when Gerald (Dusty) Rhodes was tofe on a rap past the pitcher to rtart the fourth and Coach John McDowell inserted peewee Nathan Austin us a pinchhitter, Howard was sent back in to pitch, presumably just to that batter. Little Austin walked and the Legion defense sagged to permit two runs and tie up the game. Howard remained and field hit and Tinker's smash sent the Kiwanis out in front in the second, only to have the Legions pour four over the pan in the third. Howard's triple f o 1 lo w e d Johnny Plunkett's second hit, a base on balls, and an error. While counted Howard with anothr solid hit. Ktwanis knotted it in the fourth on a base on balls, a fielder's choice and two errors. v With one down in the last of the fifth, Howard's single, a hit batsman, an infield error, Dorris' safety to right and a faulty relay from the outfield combined with a pair of past balls for three runs and the game. The box score: KIWANIS CLOT AB H Jacques, 2b 2 Tinker, cf 4 Bruce, 3b Stailings, Ib .. Marshall, p ... Palsgrave, ss .. Rhodes, c McDowell. If .. xN. Austin. If .. J, L. Austin, it xxBurton . ... xxxJ. Young . Totals .... 24 5 15 4 xN. Austin watted for McDowell in finished in good style. He mates re- 4th warded him with the winning rally ; xxBurton singled for J. L. Austin in in the fifth, aided and abetted by ] ah the Kiwanians who chipped in two | xxx j yovn? ran for Burton in 6th mechanical errors ind a couple of AMERICAN LEGION mental boners. The Legion took a one run lead in the last of the first on Jerry Rounsavall's single, a passed ball, wild pitch and Burley White's one bagger. Three bases on balls, and an in- Victoria To Pby ECingsbury Sot. VICTORIA—Pee Wee Stoute allowed only two hits to be winning pitcher for the Victoria Little League over the Central Avenue Baptist Church team 18-5, at a game played there. The Victoria team will play the Kingsbury Civic Club here Saturday in place of the Blytheville American Legion team that is -unable to meet the date. Don Bollweg, rookie first baseman with the New York Yankees, hails from Wehaton, 111. That's also the home town of Harold (Red) Grange, one. tihe football sensation for the University of Illinois and Chicago Bears. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Plunkctt, rf . Nelson. If ... D- Young, If . Ropnsavall, c Howard. Ibp White, ss Dorris. p-lb . AB . 3 . 1 . 1 . 3 . 2 . 2 ..3 H PO 2 0 0 0 Boyd, 2b 2 Craig, 2b 1 Pee!:, cf 1 Harlpy. c" 2 Lovelace, 3b 3 0 0 24 9 18 5 Kiwanis Club 030 200—5 Legion 1M 03X-3 Summary: Runs — Jacques, Pals- irrove. Rhodes, N. Austin, J. L. Austin. Plunkett, Nelson, Rounsavalls 2, Howard 2, White. Dorris. Runs batted in—Tinker 2. Jacques, Houn- sovall, Howard 2, White 2, Dorris 2, Hanley. Errors—Jacques, J. L. Austin, Nelson, RounsavaU, White. Two base hit^Bruce. Three base hit — Howard. Base on balls—off Marshall 2, Howard 1, Don-is 4. Strikeouts — Marshall 11; Dorris 7. Howard S.... Hitts—off Doms 3 with 3 rims in! 2 213 innings; off Dorris, 2 with 2 runs in 3 1|3. Winning pitcher—Howard. Umpires—C. D. Hood, Ha»man Taylor and Jack Droke. Time: 1:13. EVERY 'SUNDAY BLYTHEVILLE JAYCEE SPEED BOWL WALKER PARK Time Trials • • - 2:00 p.m. Races Start - - 2:30 p.m. •••«««••«••••••••••••••• «•••••••••••• SlOO-lst Place r A f Feature . FAST CARS FROM Memphis - Blytheville & Southeast Missouri •••••••••••*«•• STRICTLY STOCK CAR5JN 'B' RACES "ADMISSION ADULTS 75c-CHILDREN 35c Sponsored by BLYTHEVILLE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLEMAN HEATING ROUND-UP SALE On Your Old Hearing Equipment Halsell & White Furniture Co. MAIN & DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLI PHONE 609* On Your Old KUatlng Equipment

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free