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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1958 1 Chicks Begin Pre-Season, Two-A-Day Workouts This Week 1 Small Squad Begins Drawing Gear Today With only .... weeks of practice between them nnd Iheir first game. Blytheyille High School;* 1953 ' go on a Thursdav. Head Coach j KilUlt, *Jij mv » i* t *-• li'f," • two-a-day workout schedule this week, beginning Russell Moslcy to-] Three vn.rs of_ rxprnrm-p will dav 1 began' giving "out. equipment, i be holding forth in the center of ' - ' Those who didn't draw their bat- tie gear today will do so tomor-j he line. jjip i.e<in Prlvett. who first «irn- row at 9:30 a. m. pri a st;u line assignment two years Coaches Moslcy and Bill Stancil I aBO ns ;1 Miplinmnrn, will n'Uirn for will be greeted by one of the sinal-j |,i s i as , vra ,- | n the middle of the lest Chick squads in several years. | chicknsaw line. As things stand now .the squad fit!- 1 „ , b kd , ,, ures to number only slightly ter than two full teams. bet- Cobb, capable one-year i Danny uerinim . Graduation losses of lost year Boosters to Entertain Osceola, Chick Players Members and coaches of Bly- Uieville llteh School's foolliall squad will be the guests of the Chlckasaw Booster Club at a dinner tomorrow nipht. Also on hand will be Osceola Coach Bill Beall and two co- captains from Ills learn, which meets the Chicks here on Sept. H. The Boosters will hear reports from both coaches at the dinner meeting which gets under way at the Rustic Inn at 7:30. Ail persons interested In attending should contact Herb Childs at Meads Clothing Co. do not appear to be too heavy as only eight lettermen were lost. But some of these slots will be extremely hard to fill and three ace tackles are in the group, leaving the two tackle positions dan- j the stjuad. geVously low on manpower. j Mosley. who was showing si Holes In Line | of developing into a truly great r The absense of Montroe Holland, j "«' nt the tail end of the ' who played quite a bit of sound football last year. Five Lett ei men Return Five returning leUenwn and three extremely bright pro.spects up from thP juniors Rive the barkfield depth in both speed and power. As of now, only thinf,' lacking is a proven passer and Bobby Jones. j junior high standout, niny provide the aerial arm if senior Tommy Moslcy doesn't. Jones will be running behind big Red Childrcss at blocking back. ChildiTss was the Chicks' most dependable blocker and defensive bnck last year, even taking over ns the deep man in the spread offen.se. He did a lot of the tossing last year, both from his qvuivlci'back spot and in the spread. Jones has been working in St. Louis during Hie summer, but. Mosley says he understands the. lormer Burdette Starts Practice For Big Schedule From 25 to 30 sr]Uadsmen are expected to arm nurdclte Coach Hnrold Stockton Thursday when he begins daily workouts for his'* 1 - , ., " 1053 pirates. Uniforms will be Is- • Philadelphia sued Thursday morning at 8:30. [New ioiK .. Kneed with nil il-fiame schedule j Cincinnati .. which opens at Burdette on Sept. (Chic.'iRO .... 11 wilii Marion. Stockton has scho- j Piusbtirfih .. 11 with Marion, Stockton has BASEBALL STANDINGS Brooklvn .Milwaukee NATIONAL I-EAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 78 37 .678 . 71 . 62 63 57 53 44 38 .602 .544 .543 .500 .449 .386 .308 20', 26'i 33' 2 44 .scheduled 8::«J n. in. and 3:30 p. m. drills for his squad daily. 'Hie new coach will also arrange N(lil , Yo rk .. a junior high football schedule for' Chicago the first, time in the .school's . his- i Cleveland lory. He and assistant Jimmy Allen i Boslon will handle uoth juniors and sen-! ^si,,,,^^ ""il'is hoped. Stockton said, that;^|Melphla bleachers will be installed U year at Burdelte's lighted field. The field itsrll, he reported, Is in noocl shaiip. As 10 his squad, Stockton was non-committal. "I h;\ven't h:ul ;m opportunity A.MKKK.'AN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind > Detroit '1st. Louis 73 70 64 65 58 48 42 ...41 37 46 50 55 60 69 73 77 .681 .603 ,561 .542 .482 .410 .365 .347 14 16 22 3H'j 36 ", 2 31) to see what boys I have and just! what they can do. But I am look-j Alllult ". ing forward to working with them Memphis ... and we'll be working at turning j Birmingham out a football team which will' New Orleans [iivornbly repro.sent the school." : Chattanooga The Pirates had a 6-5 record .last i Little Rock SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind 72 53 .576 — 70 58 .5 7 3!i 10 59 .543 4 66 61 .520 7 65 65 .600 9i 2 Stockton conies to Burdette alter l.wo pticnomciKil years as head of Biytheville's junior program. I Mobile 59 71 .454 . 57 69 .453 ..52 75 .409 Tlu Sept. 11 111 Oct. junior star Lett half to return I his week. will offer two of the fastest and most accomplished runners ever lumped in one position on ! Marion Open 24 — At nlythcvlllc (B) 2 — At Osccohl 3 .— West Memphis l(i — Corning 23 -- Ltixoni 30 — At Lcpanto (i — At Trumunn 13 — Keiscr 20 _ Wilson 27 — Shuwnce defensive tackle and offensive end, Quincy Hodge and !\5. L. Criner tore big holes in the Maroon front line. John Fong, who played mainly defense last year, is the only available letterman at tackle. He'll have to go both ways this year. Allen Shanks, up from the B team, is the only other tackle son, should be ready for his top : year. | He'll be backed up by sophomore j Freddie Aker.s. phivin-; his first year of high school ball. Akers lias good spec-ci and broken field ability which makes him an excellent pass-receiver. Speed and I'ower Both speed and power will key- Real Match Is Staged At Auditorium Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LUAGUE Brooklyn 5, Pittsburgh 2 (11 in niiiRS' Philadelphia 50, New York 26 (Only games) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 109. Philadelphia 30 tQnly games! SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Little Rock, cancelled, rain and wet grounds. Nashville 4-'. Atlanta 1-9 (Only Games Scheduled) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Brooklyn—Worth ington (24) vs Loes (125) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia—La Holland notwithstanding, will stack up with anything in the Chickasaw past. Bobby Hill and Billy Gllbrow. both two-lettermen, will be back along with Charles Ray Hall, a squadman from last year, and Dexter West, up from the Bees. Hill and Gilbrow present a pair of do-everything ends. They block, tackle, catch passes and run the ball and do it well. Billy Michael, a big senior, leads the guard candidates. He was a former in '52. He is to be joined by letterman Kelly Welch, also a senior. Up From B Team Bi'ight prospects up from the B team Include Harry Brown nnd Charles Birmingham. Both can expect to see plenty of gametime action. Jodie Hall, a scrapper up from | furnished the Chicks with some'^of ! ™ U ''? rd - , c !"7^ d( ™ torl ° us from the briBhlcsi offensive spots of last "'f. bl!l *'' .'""• a . took " disqunlin- „, nr nation decision by Promoter Mike Snvder. with his speed, is a cap- j M " r0 " ry to glTC th ™ the bmlt able defensive performer nnd Eds- Walter Sirois and Rex Mobley, mon is one of the most vicious tack- »P<»'<HmK as_ the opposing^ tenm^r. lers on the squad. ~~ ''' " ' Running with them will be Rny Westbrook, up from the B team, j so , y ' Two big bo.vs will be holding forth TI1fl " at, fullback. Kenneth Fisher, \vlio looked like a potential starter last year until will be l "K match, proved much too fov Ule Welchs, but In doin ._ started in the second fail. The Welchs had won the first one and appeared well on their way to making it two lilT sidelined"bv"nn"iniur7 to " Klki " B ll two slrai ^ 1 ^ stcr e ™ "hnce h c " f "I Welch was working on Mohley and 1,-IH 1.UJ1 U11U1L.1. ML It,. r , , , , , , T,, !,]„,,',, n,,,. .... ._, But Charles Abbott, a husky junior high graduate, is a factor on the bnsis of his ball-carrying and defensive ability. That just alxitlt covers Ihe lineup of ball players with any previous experience. New Alrmbers Mosley listed seveial bovs J1C iiliil, It ftUJ UppCl Up 11 U1I1 j ".I-.I.LJ ...JH..1 .71, . L i u, u\l\ .-> IV IMl juniors, brings his running j little or no experience who arc ex- mate, Gerald Snyder, to the Chick camp this year, giving the guard position a third dimension. pccted to joi nthe .squad. They Include Bill barrow. Chuck Liingston, Jerry Nal! and Bud Horn- Yankees, Brooklyn WorkforNewGoals By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer Now that the New York Yankees and (he Brooklyn Dodgers virtually have run off and hidden from the rest 'of the clubs, they're working on a little intramural competition to hold their interest. one of his blows cut Mobley's eye. Tin? .sight of the blood, and his own at that, set Mobley In R rage and before the round was over lie and Sirois had both Welchs hanging on. Then Mobley put the finishing touches on tester with n crab hold. Whon. Ihe Welchs revived, they took up ' the hrnwl again and the four Brappters fought a betwecn- rnuncl.s brawl for four minutes before Referee Virgil Hatfield couW quite them. The third fall was almost an exact replica nf the second with Mobley and Sirois taking up where they left off. Sirois worked Edward Wr-H-h nvcr and when Lester came to Ills aid. Sirois and Mobley started to work on him. Mohley threw Edwnrd Welch from the ring and when Referee Hat-field tried to intervene, lie followed him into the ringside seats. Then Mobley and Sirois really started to work on Lnsrer. Promoter Meroney rushed into the ring nnd attempted to stop the Their new goal is 100 victories each, well within range but still a mark that will keep them hustling. The Dodgers with 39 games left need to win 22 to Hit tiie century mark—a figure reached by only two other Brooklyn clubs in his two other Brooklyn clubs in his- in the past have reached 100 or Yankees Win Pair . Both the Ynnkces and Dodgers tory. The Yankees \vi!l have to win 21 of their last 38. Yankee teams In the past have reached 00 or more eight times, but not in the last il years. Both the Yankees and Dodgers fattened their margins over thrir nearest rivals lusi nigVu. The New Yorkers '.vou .1 pair of one-sided gam^s from Philadelphia 10-3 and C-0 and moved nine games in front of the idle Chicago White Sox. Brooklyn came from behind on Duke Snider's I \vo-run homer in the ninth nnd then beat Pittsburgh 5-2 on Gil Hocks' three-run blast in the 3Ith. The DodRcrs gained half a t^ime on trie unscheduled Milwaukee Braves and lead by 8'.2 games. Split Doublcheader In the only other activity the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies sphi a pair in the i privacy of the s p a c i o u s Polo ' Grounds. Only 88,") cash customers watched tno Phils \vm the first ' game, 5-2 and bou in the second, 6-0. ; The Phils ellnchrd (he first f?amc j with four runs in the eighth in- | niiiR' ofl Dave Knylo, who h;id j started his first, game since June : i 23. The Giants took the nightcap! 'from Andy Hanson, \vho"wns ni»k- ing his first .start in three years. 1 Johnny L i n ri e ! I turned ilio Dodgers on three hits until Robbv Morgan opened the ninth with a single and Snider followed on ihr next pitch wit.h his 28th homer. In Uie llth Lincieil »ot into imnu'd- : late trouble by walking Snider ;imi '• Jackie Robinson and running the I count to 3 and 1 on Hod^rs. Tin-i i big first baseman then found the left field stands with his uuth home run. • Yopi Bernt lu! his 21st home ! run in the Yankees' first-name i romp. Whitey r'ord picked up !V_H . loth victory, tops on ihe New Ynrk ' mound staff, but he had to 1m c | help from Tom Gorman in the! seventh. In the second game tho ! Yankees opened with five runs, ( more than enough (or Bob Kuzava, ( who scattered 11 hits rffnctivr-ly j enough to score a shinotit. i He nl>o put out an invitation to any newcomers to. join the workout.-. The Chicks will be going through (.heir p;ices on their iir\v pruclice field, directly north of Haley Field Stadium, for the first time this ycnr. They'll don shorts for running and conditioning during morning work- nuth which are to begin at 9 o'clock, with full uniforms in order for the henvior workout nt 3 p.m. Mosley said he will attempt to get blcui'hers .set up at the practice site for spectators. Moslcy also announced one more L';tni!' fo his 'S3 schedule. On Oct. U\ he will lake the srmud (o Bvuce, Mi vs. Curt,tin-raiser will be the Haley FH Id umuvsi with Osceoin nu Sept, 11. This will be followed by a visit fnun the Big Seven's North Little K'-ck entry. H team and junior candidates will nlso draw equipment today and touit\vro\v movninR. Mosley wants n train members to report for con- 'lnlulling work only. An cnlarReri and wmodolled dressing room will greet the Chicks uhi'ii they report Thursday. What formerly was the band room liii., been incorporated into the nth- Iitir department offices under the i.niium. the band having moved in its new quarters in the new hiuh .school building. AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at Chicago (2)—Paige (28) and Kretlow (12) vs Trucks (156) and Fornieles (74) Cleveland at Detroit^Garcia (14 6) vs Gromek (36) Washington at New York— Schmit z<27) vs Miller <2l> Philadelphia at Boston—Byrd (10 13) vs McDermott (128) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Chattaqpoga New Orleans at Little Rock Mobile at Memphis Birmingham at Nashville Louis Hoad Leads Way To Tennis Finals BROOKLINE. Itfass. Ifl—Austral la's ISyenrold stars Lewis Hoad and Ken Rosewall led the way Into today's second round of the National Doubles Tennis Champkm J ships, but whether the U.S. Davis Cup pair of Vic Seixas and Tony Trabcvt would play \vs\s uncertain. Scixas, the Phlladelphlan who holds the Wimbledon singles crown, injured his right knee when he fell Sunday in the final of the Newport, R.I. Casino invitation Tournament. Trabert, his Cincinnati partner, won the match after dropping the first two sets. Seixas twisted his knee In the third set and Trabert romped to victory. Seixas turned up limping prior to yesterday's first round action and was rushed to a physician. Dr. Edwin Cave diagnosed the injury as a strained knee ligament. The Philadelphian probably wouldn't hive have to go at top speed to help Trabert past, first round opponents Chauncy D. steele Jr., and Bob Stewart of Cambridge, Mass. Meanwhile. Hoad and Rosewall got little more than a workout (is they swept past Britain's John Barrett and Roger Becker. fi-I, 6-2, 6-4. The second seeded U.S. team of veterans Oardnar Mulloy. Miami, and Billy Trabert, New York, moved up on a bye as did the defenders in the women's division— Doris Hart, Coral Gables, Fla., and Shirley Fry, Akron, O. When Eddie Arcaro rode Jamie K to victory in the Leonard Richards Delaware PM'k stakes win since he Stakes recently, it was his first piloted Oallorette to first place In the 1945 Delaware Oaks. beating but he too was waylayed by a wild punch. Then Mcroney got to his feet and awarded ihe decision to the Welchs, King Cotton Open Tourney Begins Friday on Country Club Links Top professional and amatuer golfers from over a five-state area are to begin arriving at Blytheville Country Club this week in preparation for the three-day $1,500 King Cotton Open which begins Friday. Entry Chairman ~ ' Prank Whit-* worth said today he has been not-. ificd that .Joe Ezar, of St. Louis, will be shooting at the prize money. Ezar took top honors In the Irvin S. Cobb Open at Paducah, Ky.. several weeks ago. Also on hand will be Chick Var brough. last year's King Cotton champion, from Vincennes, Incl. A whole host of Memphis and Arkansas professionals and amateurs have signed to appear here. Fondren to Return They include Jack Fondren and Pat Abbott, Memphis pros, L. V. Dukes. ClarksdaL Miss., and Gib Sllnrs of Hot Springs. Arthur McDonald, King Cotton amateur champ in 1951, has forwarded his entry and will be one of the amateur field's most highly- regarded contestants. The Blytheville club will provide several amateurs who figure to give the visiting golfers some competition. They include Bill Joe Denton and Monette's John Buzick, former Arkansas amateur champion. Also figured as a likely contender is E. B. Gee., Jr., University of Arkansas jolfer. Barney Osment, a former Arkan- ias Open champion from Jouesboro, will be baking another shot at King Cotton trophies. Perhaps the youngest entry will be Charlie Joe Kochendefer of Memphis. Only 15, he is one of the Bluff City's top junior golfers. Among other pros entered are Bill Martin, Jonesboro; Buddy Viars. St. Louis: Arlin Stone, Springfield, Mo., and Bill Perry, Memphis. The linksmen will play 18 holes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the low 34-hole medal scores being the winners. Top professional will take home $350, with prize money scaling down to three $25 awards. The tournament committee has Veeck May Move The Browns to West Coast LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Veeck has promised Los Angeles county and city officials that if they can purchase the local baseball park the American League will permit him to bring the St. Louis Browns major league franchise here next year, the Times said today. The park is owned by P. K. Wrigley, who holds the franchises both for the Los Angeles Angels of ihe pacific Coast League and the Chicago Cubs of the National League. Paul Zimmerman, sports editor of the Times, said Veeck made his proposition to .constituted authorities here during a visit several weeks ago. Move Okayed by League Last spring Veeck made i\n un successful attempt to move the Browns to Baltimore when other American League owners turned down his bid. Later the National League approved transfer of the Boston Braves franchise to Milwaukee, e Zimmerman's frontpage story said that if some civic authority purchases Wrigley Field, present ,iome of the Angels here, it would be enlarged at an early date. Present capacity is 20,000, with assessed Valuation more than §300,000. The Times said: Veeck returned to Los Angeles yesterday for further discussions of the matter but could not be extended an invitation to the pub- lice to view the matches. No admission fee will be charged. Country Club professional Paul Farrington today issued a call for 100 caddies for the tournament. Fees will be $2 for 18 holes. Caddies should report to Farring at the pro shop. reached for comment last night. In Chicago, Jimmy Gallagher, business manager of the Cubs, continued receipt oi n letter from a Los Angeles civic representative inquiring whether Los Angeles Wrigley Field could be purchased in order to make Veeck's proposition workable. Gallagher said he didn't know what Wrigley's reply would be. The owner was reported out of town. Should Wrigley agree to sell, he aparently would have two alternatives: 1. Sell the park and transfer the Angel franchise elsewhere. 2. Demand that the buyer purchase both the park and the local franchise rights. '•Considering the present unsatisfactory condition of the Pacific Coast League, Wrigley might be induced to sell now whereas it was unlikely in other years," Zimmerman continued. "Despite the fact that the league has been given open classification, it has shown no visible advancement. Several clubs are in at least bothersome financial straits and Paul Fwgan. owner of the San Francisco Seals, has been quoted as saying the league is dying." PCL officials claim they are on the way to becoming a third major league.. Veeck apparently plans to go from here to San Francisco which also had been mentioned as a pos- Victoria Has Four Games On Tap This Week VICTORIA — Four games ire on tap for the Victoria Little League team this week Including three at Helena as the team takes an over- I night jaunt down south. j ' The Little Leaguers will play ' three .different Helena teams ori the trip with a double-header Wednesday night followed by a single tilt Thursday. Saturday Victoria plays host to the American Legion Little League team from Blytheville. Victoria won its .second game of the week against Memphis competition last Saturday by defeating the Kingsbury Lions Club 4-3. Fights Last Night Brooklyn — Billy Peacock, llljfc Los Angeles, outpointed Henry Gault, 118: Spartanburg, S. C. 12 for North American bantamweight championship. Salt Lake City — Nack Nelson, 184, Tooele, Utah, drew with Chuck Woodworth, 184, Joplin, Mo. 10. South Gate, Calif. — Phil Kim, 143. Honolulu, stopped Baby Ike, 145, South Gate, Calif., 5. sible major league site. In Kansas City last night, Mayor William E. Kemp said: "There is all the logic in the world for the Browns to move to Kansas City. The Browns are not supported in St. Louis and there is no wonder that they are a drag in the league in view of the lack of support." He said, however, he would op^. pose the purchase by the city o™ Blues Stadium now owned by the New York Yankees, unless assured a major league franchise. The stadium is used by the Kankees Kansas City club of the American Association. The Yankee organization has expressed willingness to sell the sta clium. T3he mayor said that if an agreement is reached on the price "the next step will be to confer with owners of the St. Louis Browns or other major league clubs in an effort to obtain assurance of a major team." POWER, POWER EVERYWHERE ! to Doubl* Your Driving Thrills! 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