The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BL.YTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1988 Dukes Leads Other Golfers by 1 Stroke Williams of Birmingham Trails With 68; Three Amateurs Best Par Clipping five strokes from Blytheville's Country Club course par of 72, L. V. Dukes, professional of Clarksdale, Miss yesterday notched a score of 67 to take a one stroke lead after first round play in the ?1,500 King Cotton Open golf tournament. Harold Williams of Birmingha fired a 68 to trail by one stroke going into the second round of the S4-hole medal play tourney. Dukes and Williams were the only pros under par yesterday as trick greens and hazardous rough sent many scores soaring to stratospheric pro portions. Three amateurs bested par m the opening round with Gene Towry of Dallas, now stationed at the Naval Air Station at Memphis, taking top honors with a two-under par 70 Tied for second in the amateui division are Barney Osment of Jonesboro and H. P. Childress ol Memphis with 71's. Hillman Bobbins, one of the top amateurs in the Mid-South, from • Memphis, flew in Irom tile Western Amateur Open Thursday night in order to enter the King Cotton, fir ed a steady even par 72. Dukes, who is pro at Clarksdale Country Club, clubbed out a siz- iltog pace on the first nine holes yesterday, reaching the half-way mark with a monumental four-.under par 32. On the backside the tall Mississippi stroker came in one- under for 1 35 and a pace-setting This is the third time the sharp- ihooting Dukes has entered the King Cotton Open. Queried on what he thought was his best effort of Ball Players Retain Legal Counsel NEW YORK M—Major league baseball players will have a lawyer to represent them when their representatives meet with the leagues' Executive Council in New York Monday. Ralph Kiner of the Chicago Cubs, Katlonal League, player representative, said J Norman Lewis of New York has been retained to advise the players. "After all, we're just ballplayers and need some advice on legal matters," Klner said. American League representative Allie Reynolds of the New York Yankees said the matter of obtaining a lawyer had been under consideration since the AH - Star Game at Cincinnati in July. "Ralph and I have talked with Lewis several times," said Reynolds, "but actually the matter is up to the players whether we hire a lawyer No contract has been signed with Lewis." Neither the Yankee pitcher nor Kiner clarified as to what exactly will be Lewis' duties. But it is known the player representatives haven't had much success in gaining concessions from the owners. Kiner and Reynolds were elected by the individual representatives of the 16 clubs to discuss such matters as minimum wage, playing conditions and schedule changes with the owners. Lewis, considered an authority on baseball law and procedure, was not immediately available for comment. Neither was Baseball Commissioner Ford Prick, at whose office Monday's meeting will be held. Pott, Schubeck Leading in JC Golf Tourney ANN ARBOR, Mich, l.fl — Two lanky 17-year-olds led a big field of junior golfers .into the final round of the International Jaycee Golf Tournament here today. Johnny Pott of York. Pa., and John Schubeck of Detroit were two stroke leaders over the 103-man field battling to succeed Tommy Jacobs, the 1952 winner from Montebello, Calif., who is over age. Pott fired a 78 yesterday to lead for the second straight day and compile a three-day total of 223 strokes. Schubeck achieved the same total by firing a one over par 73 on the rolling 6,660-yard University of Michigan course. But it was no. two-way battle. Pott and Schubeck were faced with district challengers by half a dozen young swingers. Paired at 225 strokes, two behind the leaders, were John Berry of Tallahassee, Fla., and Bobby Dunn of Camilla, Ga. Berry shot par golf yesterday and Dunn went to a 79, his highest of three rounds, the final round will end the four- day scramble for the coveted Jaycee title by players from 45 states, Canada, Hawaii and Central America. the day, Dukes said that every- time he had played the course her» in past, the second hole, a 381-yard, par four, ditch hole, had thrown him tor a loss. Yesterday he mastered it both times around with birdie threes. Second-place slugger Harold Williams, fired rounds very similar to those of Dukes as he closed with > 35 after creating three-under 33 on the front nine. After the first round, with the number 3 pro six strokes off the ( pace and 36 holes to go, the tourna- ' ment has taken on the appearance { of a two-man race for the J350 first place money. Chuck Bodar of Kansas City Is nearest the leaders with a 73. Knotted at 74 are Jake Fondren of Memphis and JM Ezar of St. Louis. Pour others, Red,Wiley of Terre Haute. Ind.. Buddy Viar, Gib Belters of Hot Springs and Johnny Whitton, are one-stroke back at 75. The amateur division presents » much closer race with several topflight slmon-purea within striking distance. B. Bradley and Bill Cagle are a stroke off standard with 73's, whils ». large number are bunched in the 74-75 bracket. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet Behind Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . St Louis .:. Philadelphia New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago Pittsburgh . 8 151/2 38 681 47 612 53 551 55 541 61 483 23),' 2 68 438 29 73 381 35 !/2 86 323 44 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet Behind New York .. Chicago .... Cleveland .. Boston Washington Philadelphia Detroit St Louis ... 38 683 — ' V! 608 9 52 563 141/2 56 548 16 63 4B8 231/j 12 400 34 15 310 31!i 81 341 4l>,i SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Nashville .... Memphis Atlanta Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga . Little Bock .. Mobile Won Lost Pet Behind 75 51 568 — 73 60 54B 72 60 545 70 64 522 67 67 500 73 455 71 454 61 59 15 15 53 78 405 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 1, Brooklyn 1 Philadelphia 7. New York 8 St Louis 4, Cincinnati 0 Milwaukee 5, Chicago 4 AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 1-3, St Louis 3-2 (second game 12 Innings) Washington 9-3, Boston 1-7 New york 5, Philadelphia 4 (11 nnings) Chicago 4, Detroit 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 2, Chattanooga 0 Little Rock 3, New Orleans 2 (11 innings) Memphis 9, Mobile 4 Birmingham 13, Nashville 0 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Pittsburgh—Roe (82) vs Hall (3-10) Chicago at Milwaukee—Pollet (4- 6).or.Lown (G-5> vs Buhl (9-6) New York at Philadelphia (2)— Corwin (6-2) and Maglie (8-8) vs Konstanty (12-9 and Drews (5-9) Cinoinnat at St Louis—Podbie- lan (5-13) or Collum (6-9) vs Miller (6-6) SIZZLING 1'UTTEHS — Blytheville's King Cotton Tournament got underway at the country club course yesterday with 107 players — the largest field In the history ol the tourney — vicing for championship honors. In the top photo, Hillman Robbins. amateur of Memphis, drops a 10-foot putt for a birdie three on number two in an added attraction feature late yesterday afternoon which created considerable interest among galleryites. Playing in the lowball foursome match with Robbins were "T. G." Bell, Joe Ez§Fand Barney Osment. Both teams had a plentiful supply of backers who also did some sweating. In the lower photo is L. V. Dukes, Clarkes- dnle. Miss., pro, who led after the first round with a five-under-par 67. (Courier News Photo) Sports Roundup— USNeedsComboTeam. To Retake Tennis Cup By OAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Out of Ihe National Doubles Championship now reaching their conclusion at Brookline has come the vital clue to the means the U. S. Davis Cup committee must employ to win the famed trophy back from the lAustrailians next'winter. AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at New York—Fricano (6-7) vs Ford (15-41 Detroit at Chicago—Aber (3-3) vs Keegan <3-2) St Louis at Cleveland—Pillette (4-9) vs Garcia (14-7) Boston at Washington — Parnell (11-7) vs' Masterson (8-10) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock at Chattanooga Memphis at Nashville (Only Games Scheduled) Hunters have a tough time trying to trap the Mean jerboa, a desert rat which resembles a midget kangaroo with its long hind legs. It has 300 degrees vision and can see ahead, behind, above or below, or all around without moving its head. The solution plainly lies In arriving now at a separate nnd distinct doubles combination which does not contain our two best singles players. Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert, and permitting this pair to piny and practice together stentiily with no other goal than to defeat the two boy wonders, Lewis Hoad and Ken Rosewall. in the Challenge Round at Melbourne. Although Seixas nnd Trabert iniRht object strenuously to such a plan, they should be mnde to realize that the team's best interests will be served if they devote (hem- selves to singles play and exert all their energies toward at least breaking even in the four individual matches- Surprise The surprise defeat of the 18- year-old Aussies by the pickup team of Straight Clark and Hal Burrows in the quarter-finals of the Nationals should at least convince the team selectors thnt the two kids, however brilliant, are something less than unbeatable at this stafie of their development. It would be silly not to take the fullest advantage ol this new knowledge. Candor compels me to admit that the conviction a separate doubles team should be used Is not entirely original. More than a week ago we were told by an Australian tennis authority who is very close to the situation that therein lay this country's best chances of reclaiming the cup. We were skeptical at the time, feeling that Seixas and Trabert comprised our best doubles team. "If I were you fellows," the Aussie Insisted, "I would pick a veteran doubles pair, possibly Billy Trabert and Gardnar Mulloy, nnd tell them the Job was theire right now. Sure, Bill is in his 30s nnd Gardnar is crowding 40, but age in doubles means nothing like It does in singles. "Take our pair of John Bromwich and Adrian Quist. On their record they were the best in the world from 1939 right through 1950, when they won Wimbledon in their first try at It. Even today, when he's virtually retired. Bromwich probably is the finest doubles player in the world. Hard to Switch "Something you must remember too, is that Hoad and Rosewall will be playing their first Davis Luxora Has Eight Games Scheduled LUXORA — Coach Charley Johnson, starting his second year at the helm of Luxora High School athletic teams, was Issuing equipment to the current crop of grid hopefuls yesterday and today, in preparation for daily pre-school conditioning practice drills. Afternoon sessions will begin Monday, once daily, lasting for two weeks prior to school opening. Riddled by graduation from last year's winning T-combine, the Panthers have eight first string slots open, five in the line, and three back positions. Five lettermen will be the nucleus for this year's eleven, including stellar back David Towles, and linemen Herman White, Bobby Holllnger, Buddy StovaTl, and Howard Clark. Only four other candidates can be drawn upon as personnel with any experience, Including Billy Tucker, Billy Thweatfc, Norman Barch, and Richard Lucas. Coach Johnson indicated that his squad would probably number from twenty to twenty-two. The Panthers have an eight-game schedule aligned, opening September 18 at Crawfordsville. Five of the contests are road affairs, with home games listed as afternoon dates. Earle, district powerhouse for the past few years, is the only newcomer to appear on the slate. The schedule as announced by Coach Johnson, following the Crawfordsville opener, is: Sept. 25—Lepanto There Night Oct. 9—Shawnee Here Day Oct. IS—Marion There Night Oct. 23—Burdette There Night Oct. 30—Corning Here Day Nov. 13—Wilson Here Day Nov. 20—Earle There Night Cup tie and the pressure on the boys will be terrific. It will be difficult for them to be up for the doubles after going through two hard singles the first day. A couple of smart, seasoned doubles players such as Mulloy and Trabert, or either of them paired with a strong young player such as Clark or Ham Richardson, might easily win the deciding match." It was his opinion, plainly, that Seixas and Trabert have at least a chance of breaking even In the singles if they are permitted to rest on the second day, and he was talking before Hoad was upset by Richardson at Newport last week. We have been advised, by the way, not to pay too much attention' to that one because of the soggy turf which took some vite out of Head's service. ' Seixas proved last year he can rise to the occasion when he defeated Ken McGregor to avert a shutout In the Challenge Round. Trabert. out of the Navy nnd able to devote himself to tennis, should be a whole lot of player when he walks out on Kooyong's center court at Melbourne. Now leave us find ourselves a doubles team to go with them. Dancer Is Favored In Derby Strange Rider, Extra Weight Carried by Gray CHICAGO (AP) — The great gray ghost, Native Dancer, carried a strange jockey and the highest weight of his career today against nine upset- hopeful throughbreds in the .? 114,600 American Derby. Despite the absence of his regular rider. Eric Guerin, and an assigned load of 128 pounds, it appeared Alfred G- Vanderbilt's brilliant runner would be a prohibitive favorite. Odds on him and entry mate, Beachcomber were expected to be 1 or 2 to 5 by posttime The track, fearing a "terrific minus pool," has limited betting to win and place. The dashing Dancer was giving away eight to 14 pounds to the other 3-year-olds in the mile-and-one- eighth Washington Park feature. Most of these others have been drubbed by the Vanderbilt ace in an 18-race career that shows only one loss—to Dark Star in the Kentucky Derby- Subbing lor Guerin, who is under suspension, is the veteran Eddie Arcnro, a jockey who in 22 years of racing has had 16,214 mounts. These rides produced 31214 firsts and amassed $15,035,461 in earnings. Barring scratches, the Derby winner will earn »68,500. If this amount goes to the Dancer, as expected, his lifetims earnings will total $745,920. That figure has been surpassed by only three horses — Citation, Stymie and Armed- Tennis Officials Have New Worry Game May Be Set Back 10 Years, Is One Opinion By BILL KING BROOKLINE, Mass HV- NoW that the foreign menace has been somewhat eased, top-level tennis officials had something .else to worry about today as the National Doubles Tournament reached the semifinals stage at Ixmgwood. Still going in the men's and women's divisions are Gardnar Mulloy, almost 39, BUI Talbert, crowding 35, Louise Brough, 30, and Mrs Margaret Osborne du Pont, 34. Mulloy and Talbert have won four national team titles and Miss Brough and ' Mrs Du Pont were victorious nine times in a row before going into temporary retirement two years ago. So far^this week, both of those teams have displayed much of their old-time skill. "What will happen if Mulloy and Talbert and Mrs Du Pont and Miss Brough become champions again?" a U- S. Lawn Tennis Assn. executive asked. "It would set American tennis back more than 10 years," a horrified colleague replied. Mulloy and Talbert, who won their last victories here in 1948, before the Australians took over, are paired with Straight Clark of Pasadena, Calif, and Hal Burrows of Charlottesville, Va, in the upper-half's semi-final. Since Clark and Burrows defeated Australian aces Lewis Hoad and Ken Rosewall in straight sets Thursday, they probably can dispose of oldsters Mulloy and Talbert If they can avoid tailspins. But Miss Brough and Mrs Du Pont are top-heavy lavorites for their semifinals clash with British Williams Back In There Hitting By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sports Writer He was about a month too late for the pennant race but Ted Williams is back and the rest of the American League is finding it out the hard way. His eye is sharp and the power is still there. His legs bother him Television Stars Will Wrestle Here Another tag match has been lined up to headline the American Legion's wrestling show at Memorial Auditorium Monday with two television stars combining their talents on one team. Farmer Jones, the bearded Arkansas hill-billy and Chief Big Heart, a wrestling Indian will team up on one team with Hex Mobley and Walter Sirois furnishing the opposition. Both Jones and Big Heart are well known to Blytheville fans. riner Jone! a little but a little more practice now and a winter of careful conditioning probably will bring Williams up to next season as good as new. Since getting out of the Marines late last month Williams has been following his own training: ideas. He pinch hit for the first time Aug. 6 and popped out. Three days later he made his second appearance and hit a home run. Although he has yet to play a full game he has been in the lineup 12 times as a pinch hitter and part-time outfielder. In 19 times .t bat he's blasted nine hits, four of them home runs. Another Homer Last night in Washington he had his best game so far. He hit a home run with two on base and three singles in four times up. The runs paved the way for a 7-3 Boston victory in the second game of double-header. Washington won the first game, in which Williams appeared only as a futile pinch- hitter. In other American League action the New York Yankees edged Philadelphia 5-4 in 11 innings, Chicago defeated Detroit 4-1, and Cleveland took two from St. LouisJW 1-3 and 3-2. The second game ran 12 innings. Brooklyn's 13-g a m e winning streak was broken by Pittsburgh, the most unlikely team in the league, 7-1. The last-place Pirates had lost 16 out of 17 to Brooklyn before last night's contest. Milwaukee nipped Chicago 5-4, St Louis defeated Cincinnati 4-0. and Philadelphia shaded New York 7-6. Murry Dickson Murry Dickson celebrated .his 37th birthday by spacing seven Brooklyn hits for his ninth victory, Frank Thomas drove in four Pittsburgh runs with a home run and a double. The victory string that was snapped was the longest of the season in the National League. Eddie Mathews hit his 39th home run, a club record, as Milwaukee's Lew Burdette won his 12th gama against two losses. Harvey Haddix, pitching his first full season for the Cardinals, scattered four hits in winning hia. 16th game. *. 1 Alex Kellner pitched his way out of a ninth-inning jam in which the Jones was a regular performer: Yankees loaded the bases and here several years ago and he [ score( j olle run w jth nobody out. and Big Heart have been seen here in television bouts originating from both Memphis and Chicago. The bearded Ml. Ida. Ark., ex- farmer thrills the fans with back-woods antics including his worn-out "clod hoppers" which he But Charlie Silvera drove a pinch- hit single to center with runners second and third in the llth u^" for the winning run. Bob Kuzava, who pitched the last two inr|.lgs, picked up the victory, his fifth, often uses as equalizers against his ring opponents. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Farmer Jones meeting Sirois and Chief Big Heart taking on Mobley. Wightman Cup players Helen Fletcher and Mrs Jean Quertier Rinkel. The victors will move against title defenders Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla, and Shirley Fry of Akron, Ohio, in Sunday's championship round. The other men's semifinal will be between U S Davis Cupsters Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert and Australian second-stringers Mervyn Rose and Rex Hartwig. Seixtas and Rose shared the 1952 doubles titles. Still hampered by the right knee he wrenched at Newport, R I, last Sunday, Seixas gave an excellent account of himself yesterday while he and Trabert were conquering another Australian tandem, Clive Wilderspin and Ian Ayre. 8-6. 6-lv 6-2. Last week, at Newport, Seixas and Trabert disposed of Rose and Hartwig 7-5, 3-0, 7-5, 6-8, 6-3, in a semifinals encounter. The Aussies reached that point here yesterday by defeating Grant Holden of Chicago and Bernie Bartzen of San Angelo, Tex, 6-1 ,6-2, 6-2. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 24 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c — Children 15c Plus Two Preliminary Bouts Jones vs. Sirois And Mobley vs. Big Heart TV STARS TAG MATCH Former Jones & Chief Big Heart vs. Rex Mobley & Walter Sirois and ran his string of scoreless innings to 20. The game was played under protest by Philadelphia from the ninth inning when Manager Jimmy Dykes was tossed out for arguing. Al Rosen hit three home runs and drove in seven tallies during the Cleveland-St. Louis doubleheader. Harry Breechen and Davo Hosktns dueled all the way in the marathon nightcap, which was decided when ' Bill Glynn doubled home Bobby Avila with two out in the 12th. GOOD USED FURNITURE We are now using the second floor of our store exclusively for used furniture. We feel by doing this we can serve our customers Better In three ways. 1. We can give you more for youi used furniture on new. 2. If you want to buy pood used furniture we will have It. 3. If you want to sell used furniture we will buy it, In any of the three cases we would like the opportunity of figuring with you* Through our liberal allowance foi used furniture on new we have accumulated the largest stock of used furniture In our history. We Pay Cash For Used Furniture We Invite you to visit our used furniture department on the second floor. Alvin Hardy FURNITURE CO. 113 E. 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