The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 24, 1953
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MONDAY, AUGUW M, IPflt rAU* »IA autiruhvUjUi, (AiuvJ OuLaiij&jri NUMS MONDAY, AUGUW M, IPflt Towry Sets New King Cotton Record to Win 1953 Open Title Williams Takes Pro Title With 213; Dukes Blows Tying Chance Gene Towry, a tiny golfer from the big stale of Texas, was back at his Naval duties at Millington Naval Air Station in Memphis this morning with the 1953 King Cotton Open title, cup and tremendous respect from the 100 other prof and amateurs he bested for the championship. Cracking Chick Yarbrough's 54- three-putted from 12 feet on 16. hole tournament record with a As it was the finish was dra- brilliant 66 yesterday, the Dallas malic. Williams had a 15-lootcr foi I30-Dounder put together a torrid | a bird on 18 and two-putted, nukes 36-hole total of 132. I needed to sink a seven-footer to His 54-hole total • was 202, one; tie. His ball stopped one inch from — ' ' ' 54-1 the lip of the, cup. Dukes, however, took second — booming woods, amazingly accurate irons and a putting touch 18 and his second putt usually was j a matter of inches. I While Towry was hogging the gallery and the honors, old pros Harold Williams, Tuscaloosa, Ala., at first-place money yestcrc when he soared to a four-over 7(i for a 216 total and a tie for third Ray Montgomery finished with a 69 to tie Rotar. Montgomery, from Hot Springs, settled down Saturday and yesterday after having a 76 on his first 18. He carded a 71 Saturday. Rotar was in good shape to take and L. V. Dukes, Clarksdale, Miss., were staging a fine battle for the S350 first-place money in the pro- Jt all after j irs f rounds ' o( 73 ant j fessional division, which Williams took by a single stroke. Williams had a 213 for the 54 Dukes blew an opportunity to come the portly Wil- Clarksdale pro in all even with liams when the Small Towry Packs Big Know-How j Gen« Towry fe a wiry little follow, not much bigger than his booming one-wood, but in spite of his di- mlnutlveness he proved to a well- balanced King Cotton Open field that on his kid-like frame he carries around 130-pounds of golfing know-how. Towry, a. 24-year-old Memphis Navy hot shot completely outdistanced tha entire field as he took the tough little Blytheville Country Club course apart to the tune of a 14-under par 202 and claim the amateur honors of the King Cotton Open last week end. His 202 for 5' holes is a new tournament record. "This is one of the finest little courses I have ever played," he beamed after the shooting was all over. "These fairways. Boy, I don'l flee how you keep them in this fine shape." In the tournament play Gen« did flverything well but probably the most inportant factor in his victory was his seemingly uncanny ability to play positions. He was In very little serious trouble, therefore the pressure was never too great. Towry's winning the amateur title was his first big step toward- regaining his non-professional golf- Ing status. He currently Is sitting out a five-year wait in order to win back his amateurism. He played in last year's tournament as a pro and came off with third money behind Chick Yav- brough and Dr. Gary Middlecoff but since then he decided to quit the pro ranks. All during the 1053 tournament there was considerable comment about his change of status but in the eyes of the United States Golf Association, such a thing is strictly legitimate. Gene got his professional rank- Ing three years ago at Lubbock, Tex., where he served 03 assistant club professional. He played the pro circuit for a couple of years then along came Uncle Sam. But it's just eight more months of Navy life, and then the golfing "kid" will once more be a civilian. What then? It's back to class rooms. The 1953 tournament was another big success. It was masterminded wonderfully and the field, in spite of the fact that there were some familiar faces missing, was well balanced. Conscipuous by his absence was veteran pro Andy Cusick whose face is very familiar to the King Cotton Open. Andy, the former Jonesboro and Little Rock professional, IE also reported sweating out his return to amateur ranks after nearly two decades of prolessionalism. He is now in the cafe business in Tallahassee, Fla. Andy won the pro division in 1947. Another veteran pro who by-paes- ed the BlytheviUe tournament this year was Memphian Pat Abbott. If this year's tournament officials had anything at all to cry about it was the gallery turnout. There were very few gallerites the first two days and the crowd of onlookers that followed the Towry, Barney Osnient, Bert Persons threesome the final day was smaller than the one that was drawn out by the Chick Yarbrough-Cary Middlecoff duel last year. But those that did show saw some line shotmaking. Remainder fo the pro field finished like this: Jake Fondren, Memphis — 74-7672—222. Prank Steidel, Memphis, 76-71-78 —226. Chick Yarbrough. Vicennes, Ind. 77-76-74—227. Gib Sellars, Hot Springs, 75-73-79 —227. Walter Posten, Dyersburg. 78-7178—227. Buddy Vier, Webster Groves, Mo., 75-16-77—228. Memphis amateur Curtis Person finished second in the amateur division with 74-70-75—219. Person staged a real comeback to get his 75 yesterday. He was five over on the first seven holes and then peeled off four straight birdies to get back in contention for second place. Three strokes back and tied for ;hlrd place among the amateurs were Hillman Robbins, Memphis' treat young golfer, Bill Cagle, Dlarksdale, Miss., and H. P. Child- •ess, Memphis. All had 222's and lobbins captured sudden death playoff honors. Here's how the other high amateurs finished: Bill Garner, Memphis, 76-74-74— 224. B. B. Bowen, Clarksdale, 74-76-75— 225. Buddy Humphries, Memphis, 7476-76-226. Willis Council, Clarksdale, 77-7476—227. Joe McDonald, Memphis, 76-7676—228. Barney Osmcnt, Jonesboro, 11-1582-228. TBUKIFIC TEXAN — Gene Towry smilingly. holds the silver bowl symbolic of the championship of the 1953 King Cotton Open. Towry broke the 54-hole tournament record as he finished the last two days with Identical 66's. Stout Harold Williams, shown unleashing one of his booming tee shots, edged out L. V. Dukes for honors in the professional division. (Courier News Photo) BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lnsl Pot. Behind Brooklyn .. Milwaukee Philadelphia St. Louis .. New York . Cincinnati . Chicago ... Pittsburgh . 66 57 54 46 . 41 38 48 55 5<1 64 69 75 89 .089 .613 .553 .550 .471' .439 .380 .315 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York ... Chicago Cleveland ... Boston Washington . Philadelphia . Detroit St. Louis .680 .010 .574 .556 .480 .402 .369, .333 t',2 13 15 24'i 34 38 43 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Nashville — Atlanta Memphis .... Birmingham . New Orleans Chattanooga . Little Rock .. Mobile .563 .553 .551 .529 .493 .460 .451 .398 9! 2 14! 2 15'~ 22 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 10-9. Pittsburgh 4-7 Philadelphia 6, New York 3 Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 10-2, Chicago 2-7 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 4, Philadelphia 0 Boston 5, Washington 4 Chicago 2-11, Detroit 1-6 Cleveland 3-9, St. Louis 1-0 c armer, Chief Team for Tag Match Tonight Sports Roundup — Massillon High Is Remarkable Paul of the Farmer - T onc.s, the wrestling Arkansas hill-billy and Chief Big h"l Heart are scheduled to team to- uau night in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestlin bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Jones and Big Heart are slated to team against toughles Rex Mobley and Walter Sirols in the main event bout. Both Jones and Chief Big Heart ure well known throughout southern wrestling circles as both have appeared on television bouts originating in Memphis and Chicago. Jones also has made numerous pearnnces in Blytheville and has a large following of fans here. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the cnrd with Jones scheduled to meet Slrois and Chief Big Heart taking on Mobley. By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — There has come to this desk a rather remarkable documentary on the American way of life, the annual brochure of the Massilon (Ohio) High School foot- Shawnee, Keiser Start Early With Grid Baffle The Keiser Yellowjackets under the tutorship of Austin Hannah began their third day of practice today in preparation for their opener with Shawnee on September 10th at Keiser. The Shawnee-Kelser tilt is expected to be the earliest game plr.yed In Mississippi County. Hannah's On-Two Punch (Bobby Dixon and Dave Wilbanks from 1952 will be back again this year and are expected U> be a menace to the Yellowjackct opponents throughout the year. Both these boys are pony backs and if given a crack of daylight can co nil the way as attest- by their 1953' performances. Graduation took its toll; however. Massilon is a city of some 29,000 population whose name has become known to virtually every football fan in the country through its association with the early professional game and, within the past 20 years, for the amazing exploits of its high school Tigers. The capacity of its high school stadium is 22,000. Brown, the famous coach Cleveland Browns, gained national prominence there in the nine years up to 1941 while his teams were running up an 80-8-2 record. The present Massillon coach, Charles Mather, has a record of 47 victories and 3 defeats in the past five season. The current brochure lists 84 players expected to report to Mather and his five assistant conches next month when the Tigers start looking for their sixth straight state title. Their 10 opponents will include every other team which has won the state crown since 1934. Mather is known as the "mechanical coach," and with some reason. For Instance, he employs an electric tabulator the better to catalogue the good, bad and indifferent qualities of his players. Before him on the bench during a game he has a television screen In which he can see what Is going on from a vantage point high above the field. This does away with the time-honored telephone line and "spotter." A set is being installed for tile visiting coach this year too. Almost as famous as the team itself, comments our brochure, is the Tiger swing band of 90 members and 16 alternates which has played and gyrated before as many as 400,000 spectators in a year — not nil at home, of course. The unit, we gather, puts on a spectacle to stagger the imagina- • - - - j specce ar e magna- the Yellow-Jacket mentor is expect- tlon and bring lt invitations from ing to better the 4-5 record of 1952. I al j ovei .. Then there is the Tiger Booster Club of 2,000 members which meets each Monday night during; the season. These are happy and festive occasions as a rule, Massillon's winning average over the past 32 years having been .814. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 3-5, Mobile 2-0 Memphis 9-8, Nashville 3-6 (First. 1 Innings) Chattanooga 6-1, Little Rock 5--I Birmingham 4-5, New Orleans 0-1 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE No games today. Three Osceolo Boys On All Star Arkansas Team The Osceola Little Leaguers had throe players selected on the North- oast Arkansas Little Lengue baseball tentn and they will Join the other NEA All-Stnrs in a game Houston, Texas to be played in West Memphis September 1st. Osceola's three representatives are Ray Mann. Jr., Ed Wcldon and Jack Morse. Mann is a left-handed hitting catcher and Morse and Weldon swing from the right side. Weldon was Osceoln's ace twlrler and when he was hot on the mound lie was a sure-handed inflelder at his short stop slot. Morse was the Tribe's thivd baseman. Both Weldon and have another year of eligibility in Little LcaRue play wVille Mnnn will move on up to the Little-Bigger team. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games today. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile at Atlanta Birmingham at New Orleam Memphis nt Chattanooga Littlo Rock nt Nashville As a result or all these activities, we learn, Massillon has become known far and wide as the "city of Champions." The success of the Tigers has stimulated those citi- zens who cannot wear football uniforms to excell in other forms of endeavor, including fire prevention, drum corpsing and barber shop quartetting. When the city completed a vast viaduct and river - straightening program, the then mayor, S, Robert Weirich, himself an ex-football player, said it was an "example of the old Massillon community spirit that will stand for nothing but the best." The Tigers play annually before crowds totaling roughly 160,000. The receipts support all other forms of athletics and numerous other activities. In the last year for which figures are given, 1951, the Tigers earned over $87,000 and gave over $40,000 to their dependents. There are many educators who do not believe in taking football as seriously as Massillon does, especially at the high school level. There is no intention here of trying to sell them anything. Our only thought is that it doesn't appear to have done the little Ohio city any lasting harm. Osceo/a Seminoies Prepare For First Game of Season OSCEOLA — The first full week of pre-season football practice got underway for the Seminoles In pre- partion for their opening encounter with Blytheville on September llth there. In the abbreviated week just past, Coach Beall and James Daggett had eighteen aspirants for the two day session, but there is a good possibility the squad will gain numeri- cial strength today or tomorrow when three men will show up after a trek to Louisiana with the National Guard. Also expected to join the squad is Murrell Warhurst, last year's firet string guard. Warhurts has been working but indicated he would be ready for workouts the first part of this week. The Seminole tutoring staff has been working Wade Rogers, Buss Thoinason, Donnie Dunn, Bobby Stillwell, Don Shoemake, Larry Hulsey, Jake Morse and Jimmie Robbins in the backfteld. Robbins and Hulsey are up from the freshman team of 1952 and Morse is back In the grind after laying out last year. Rogers, Thoinason, Dunn, Stillwell and Shoemake are all lettermen Irom last year's Sc-minole team. Up front the Tribe has lettermen Kenneth Cole, Buck Alexander, Paul Goble, and Ted Nunley. Jerry Burns, a hot prospect for the center role, k playing his first year of varsity ball and from the freshman team comes Bernie Weiss, Dewey and W. L. Gillespie. Don Edrington and Robert Reilly are two newcomers to Seminole football. The Seminoles with a couple oi more days oi conditioning in shorts will begin knocking heads in full regalia and this week should give the Seminole coaching staff a good Idea of what to expect from the squad of 1953. Right-hander Bob Turley, now on terminal leave after two years in the Army, has joined the Browns for their current short tour of western cities and will be with the St. Louis Americans the remainder of the season. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 24 8:15 p.m. TV STARS Adults 60c TAG MATCH Farmer Jones & Chief Big Heart YS. Rex Mobley & Walter Sirois Children 15c Plus Two Preliminary Bouts Jones vs. Sirois And Mobley vs. Big Heart >Auss/es Swipe Doubles Crown. BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Australia'* lecond line pair o£ lel'ly Mervyn Rose and Rex Hartwig wort the men's national doubles tennis crowns today while perplexed U. S. Davis Cup officials, pondered the thorny task of finding an American squad capable of testing the Aussies. As expected, the 23-year-olders from down under swept through Gardnar Mulloy of Miami and Billy Talbert of New York yesterday to win the title at Longwood, «-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Cincinnati Downs Cardinals 5-3 Redbirds Take 13 Hits But Seven Men Are Left On By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thirteen hits just weren't enough to win for the St. Louis Cardinals. The reason was veteran Ken Raffensberger, whose clutch pitching forced the Re-lbirds to leave seven men stranded on base, as Cincinnati defeated St. Louis yesterday, 5-3. It was Raffensberger's game-;. winning double that scored a pair of runs in the ninth to give him the victory over Cliff Chambers. Chambers had retired 14 men in order before Andy Seminick belted his 15th homer of the season with one man on base in the fifth. Ray Jablonski hit his 18th homer for the Carly Raffy, a southpaw, needed help from former Cardinal Jackie Collum in the ninth. when the Cards loaded the bases with one out. Rip Repulski was forced to hit into a game-ending double Play. In Cleveland the Indians completed a five'game series sweep from the Browns with a doubleheader victory, 3-1 and 9-0. Jim Hegan accounted for the winning runs in the opener with a home run with the bases empty and a walk with the bases loaded. Early Wynn chalked up his 14th victory as he held the last-place Brownies to seven hits. AI Rosen hit his 33rd homer in the first inning of the nightcap with two men on base to pace Art Houtteman to victory. The Indian hurlet held the Brownies to four hits for the shutout. He hadn't beaten the Browns since 1950. Rookie Bob Turley, an ex-serviceman, made his first start for the Browns in the second game and lost the decision. Dunne Plllette was the first game loser. American Davis Cup committeemen probably were resigned to that defeat after watching Aussie second-stringers whip the the top U. S. combine of Philadelphia!! Vic Selxas and Tony Trabert of Cincinnati In * semifinal. But what ha« the U. a. L. T. A. bigwigs worried 1* the poor •how- ing mad* by Trabtrt In that leml- flnal Ion. The ex-jailor li the big question- mark in U. S. hopes for a auo- cesful challenge in December against Australia in the Davis Cup tests. . Seixas, the 1953 Wimbledon Utl- ist and 1952 national doubles winner with Rose, performed well despite a knee injury that greatly restricted his eidewise motion. He played excellent tennis against Rose-Hartwig, but his partner was very slow getting up to the net. Trabert just didn't maneuver fast enough to cope with the sharp- hitting Ausses. Although there has been talk that Trabert would much rather play with Talbert, there is little doubt but that Seixas-Trabert form the best U. S. team for this year and for the immediate future. Mulloy . is crowding 40 and Talbert will be 35 next month. In yesterday's Women's doubles ( final defenders Doris Hart, Coral Gables, Ma., and Shirley Pry, Akron, Ohio, rallied to ruin the tennis comeback of veterans Louise. Brough, Beverly Hills, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Osborne Dupont Wilmington, Del., 6-3, 7-9, 9-7. It was their third straight triumph. Little League World Series Starts WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (#)—Eight teams of boys from 8 to 12, emerging from elimination tourneys in 46 states and various foreign countries are here for the start tomorrow of the 6th annual Little League base— ball world series. Opening games in the one loss and out tournament pit Schenectady, N. Y., against North Newton, Mass., from Regions 1 and 2, and Camp Hill, Pa. against Little Rock, Ark, from Regions 3 and 7. Wednesday's final opening round games will see Front Royal, Va.^ Region 4 playing Vancouver, B. C. Region 8 and Birmingham, Ala. Region 5 meet Joliet, 111. Region 6. The championship is decided Friday afternoon. 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