The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 17, 1954
Page 9
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MONDAY, MAY 17, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ABK.) COURIER NEWS Game and Fish News Number of Gome Low Violators Is Up 54 Percent for the Year By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION , LITTLE ROCK — Fines collected from game and fish law violators for the first four months of this year are up 54% over the previous year p The total amount of fines for the four month period Ja ? U ? I t £ r ° Ugh A P n1 ' was 519,199.55. This compares to only $12,499.00 collected during the first four mon?Kl953 Arrests during the same totaled 914, as compared to 617 in 1953. period These and other safety campaigns in the past few years have been The April fine report turned in by wardens over the state showed that there were 348 made during the past month. Commission records show that this is the largest number of arrests which have been made in the previous month for the past five years. No License Wardens report that the greatest number of arrests .during April were made for fishing without a license and using artificial bait in streams closed to this type fishing during spawning season. Fines assessed for these and other violations in April totaled $5,790.00 Rivers and streams, which have been closed to fishing with artificial bait and taking of black bass, are open to all types of fishing again now. The season also is open to the taking of bull frogs and remains open through December 31. Commission Executive Secretary T. A. McAmis said that enforcement of toe game and fish regulations was one of the most demanding duties of wardens, and also the most time consuming. He commented that the efficiency with which wardens were able to carry out their other duties would .be greatly increased if there were fewer game and fish law violators. a large factor in the steady decline of hunting accidents in Arkansas. Time Consuming Commission is asking gun and wildlife organizations to get early start making ,plans to keep down hunting accidents during tfee coming season. These and other interested organizations are being asked to cooperate with the Commission in the distribution of a series of safety posters. Cartooned in bright colors, the posters depict both the theme of "Keep Hunting a Safe Sport" and "Prevent Forest and Grass Fires." The series of six posters illustrates the following safety precautions: Careful! Cross That Fence Safely; Unload Idle Guns; Clean That Gun Now; See and Be Seen (Fall foilage)' See and Be Seen < snow covered terrain); Watch That Muzzle. Organizations interested in obtaining a supply of posters may do so free of charge by making a request to the Game and Fish Commission at Little Rock or through their local game warden. The commission feels that this type of safety campaign will serve as a forceful reminder for hunters There were only three fatalities directly attributed to hunting accidents in Arkansas during the 1953-54 hunting season. Big Klu Got Lighter Bat And Immediately His Homer Production Began to Rise By JACK HAND NEW YORK (#)—They don't call Ted Kluszewski the blacksmith for nothing. The short sleeves of his Cincinnati uniform expose the bulging muscles of a plough jockey. He makes Rocky Marciano look like a welterweight. The powerful Cincinnati slugger is off to a flying start this season, with 10 homers, 20 runs batted in and a .318 average. New Bat Since April 27 in 12 games, the big fellow has batted out 17 hits in 44 trips, including eight home runs and 20 runs batted in. Before April 27 he was hitting a sickly .250. What happened? "I changed my bat to another three ounces lighter and one inch shorter," he said. "Normally I use a 37-37 (37 ounces, 37 inches) but I keep this lighter wood for an emergency. "When I find I'm not getting around with the heavy bat, I switch to the lighter one. The way I've been goin recently I'll stick with it. Maybe it's only a psychological thing but it seems to make a difference to me." Better Fielder Time was when a Memphis sports writer described Ted's first base play like this . . . "He couldn't catch a bear in a telephone booth." Kluszewski admits it was almost as bad as that. Now he does a better than passable job around the bag. No matter what the weather, Kluszewski plays with those short sleeves and no long sweat shirt underneath. Most players don't strip down that far until mid-Au- THIS WAY—With the United Nations building in the background, Roper Bannister crouches in a starting: position with little Eileen McCrann and Dickie Gibbs. (NEA) Welch and Fargo In Mat Feature It'll be "anything foes" Texas rules plus no time limit wrestling in the main event of the American was so cold that some of the customers bundled up In blankets. There was Ted in hit short-sleeve hot weather model. "I can't find a turtleneck sweater big enough to fit me," he said. "And those long sleeves sweat shirts tie up my arms." The highest paid player in Cincinnati history — probably about 835,000—seems to be headed for his greatest year. At the rate he's going, they'll soon be writing how many games he is ahead of Babe Ruth's home run record. Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium tonight. Scheduled to meet in the main go are Joe Welch and Jack (The Monster) Fargo. They'll square off In a'"Texas Tornado" bout which could last all night. In Texas Tornado grappling, falls do not count, one man must openly admit defeat before the bout is over. In a preliminary bout Lee Fields is scheduled to take on veteran Sailor Moran. By HORTON SMITH A hole-ia-one I made in competition and which, in a sense started me on the big time, stands out in my mind. It was during uie final round of the Oklahoma Open of 1928. On the 130-yard second hole, 1 used a 7 iron, which we then called a mashie niblick. The ball flew right into the hole. I .won the event by a stroke, so the ace was vital. Another fine shot I made was a 3 wood to the 17th and 71st hole of the 1940 United States Open Championship at Cleveland Canterbury. I was 3 under par for 16 holes of the final 18 and could tie by shooting the last two holes in i under. The 17th hole played about 230 yards with a gradual bank just short of the green. It required a long carry, I teed my ball low. The wind was blowing slightly from the left, so I closed the face of the club a tiny bit to protect against this. The ball was hit perfectly with just a suggestion of a hook which the breeze took care of. The ball covered the pin, hit the slope about 20 feet short of the cup and rolled only six or eight feet. I missed a 12-foot sidehill putt, the ball just touching the edge of the cup and rolling a few inches by. I parred the final hole to wind up a shot behind Lawson Little and Gene Sarazen. Lou Boudreau Feels Indians Can Win It CHICAGO (AP) — Manager Lou Boudreau thinki tht Cleveland Indians will take the pennant this season. Boudrttu summed up the flag race this way: "Before Ted Williams and Mel Parnell were laid up with injuries, I thought we had a good chance to win. But now I look for the Indians, Yankees and White Sox to fiRht it out. Al Lopez now has the personnel to come out on top at Cleveland. Dave Philley has meant that much to his club. Power and Pitchlnf "White Sox pitching will hold up this time. And we know the Yankees will be tough agnin. But I think Cleveland has the power, plus the pitching, to tell in the stretch." Meanwhile, Manager Paul Richards of the White Sox says that "if we are going to beat the Yankees, we'll have to find some more power." Cotninr Back "Why kid ourselves." he added. "The reason Casey Stengel's club ha* been slow in starting li found in the battinf aYer*f*t-~Gil lie* Dougald WM hittlnc only .Itt, Qene Woodling .211, Mickey Mantie .212. Yogi Bern .Jtt and Hank Bauer .274. "Those players won't §Uy in slump* for long. They arc alrtadf coming back. "I won't lay we dont wptct to overthrow the Yankees. The pitching we've been getting would beat anyone. But when we get shutout pitching and still don't win then I become alarmed. We've got to get some batting." The White Sox have scored only six runs in their last 41 innings, winning to garnet from Boston 2-1 and 1-0, and losing to Detroit 1-2 in 11 innings, playing a 0-0 tie In 10 and being trounced by the Tigers 12-1. (Horton Smith will be among golfers trying to beat Ben Hogan on National Golf Day, June 5, sponsored by the PGA and Life >* gazine. Amateurs will use local handicaps on their own courses.) During the 1953 season Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians hit grand slam homers off pitchers Bill Wight and Marion Fricano. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Adults 50« —Children ISf SPECIAL MATCH TEXAS TORNADO MATCH Preliminary lout LEE SAILOR FIELDS vs. MORAN 90 minutt time limit Falls Bo Not Count — One Man Must Openly Admit Defeat in the field to be on their guard, gust. Last Sunday in Cincinnati, it TERMITES SWARMING? CALL otto FREE INSPECTION Call 3-8233 Your Account Is Federally Insured Up To $10,000 You Can Buy SECURITY With Loose Change! Here's an easy and painless way to get into the wonderful habit of REGULAR saving! Every night, empty the loose change from yoyr pocket or purse and set it aside. Then—once * week- deposit it here in a savings account that drawf 2 per cent interest. 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