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, 'AUGUST 84, 19B8 BLTTOETTLLB fARIC.T COTTKIER NEWS Al Rosen Slashing For Double Baseball Award By JOE REICHLKR AP SporU Writer Cleveland's vanishing Indians rate as the biggest'flop in the American League but Al Rosen, their chief hatchet man, is heading for the triple crown as well as the circuit's Most ~'"~;ble Player award. I The slashing third baseman, who gave evidence of future, stardom when he led the Tight Pennant Race Shapes Up in SA league in home runs in his rookie year in 1950, is the No. 1 batted in and homers. « Only three players in each league* —_— in the long history of the, game have been able to win the triple crown. They were the American League's Ted Williams (1942 and 1947), Lou Gehrig (1934) and Jimmy Poxx (1933); and the National League's Rogers Hornsby (1922 and 1925),'Chuck Klein (1933) and Jpe Medwiok (1037). Rosen boosted his batting average to .326 yesterday, getting three hits in six^ times at bat as the Indians clubbed the St. Louis Browns 2-1 and 9-0. Rosen hammered his 33rd homer in support of Art Houtteman's shutout pitch- Ing in the nightcap and batted in four runs to increase his total to 118, tops In both leagues. Still Behind . Despite the double victory, the third-place Indians still remained 13 games behind the league-leading New York Yankees, who blanked the Philadelphia Athletics 4-0 behind the six-hit pitching of Vic Raschi. The runner-up Chicago White Sox struggled to within ay 2 games of the Yankees, sweeping a twin bill from the Detroit Tigers, 2-1 and 11-6. Boston's Red Sox vanquished Washington 5-4 on Ted Williams' fifth home run in 25 official «es at bat since his return fj-om ea. Brooklyn's National League pacemakers increased their margin over Milwaukee to nine games, drubbing the hapless Pittsburgh guy today in batting, runs PAGE SEVEN Battball'$ Unsung — Strickland Credits Cleveland Pitching For His Improved Play at Shortstop Pirates twice while the Chicago Cubs were holding the Braves to a split in their two games. The Dodgers clubbed nine pitchers into submission, winning 10-4 and 9-4. Johnny Klippstein snapped the Braves' eight-game winning streak', pitching the cubs to a 7-2 triumph after Warren Spahn had hurled his 16th victory in Milwaukee's 10-2 opening success. Earl Torgeson Earl Torgeson drove in three runs with a home run and single to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 6-3 triumph and a sweep of the four-game series with New York. Southpaw Kenny Raffensberger pitched and batted the Cincinnati Redlegs to a 5-3 victory over St. Louis to drop the Cardinals into fourth place, half a game behind ""'. Phillies. Raffensberger helped ! his seventh game with a two- run double tn the ninth. Hank Bauer's ninth home run, n the fifth inning, was all New York needed to whip the Athletics' Hnrry Byrd. Karl Olson's ninth Inning double icored Jim Piersall to enable the Red Sox to snap a 4-4 tie made wssible by Williams' seventh inning homer. In six starting games r.d eight pinchAhit appearances .'ed boasts a .480 batting average on 12 hits in 25 times at bat. Duke Snider batted in seven runs with his 30th and 31st homers, a. >air of doubles and a single as he Dodgers made it 16 victories in their last 17 games. Gil Hodges Iso homered and drove in four runs as Russ Meyer won his 13th with a seven-hitter over the pirates the opener. 'POW Olympics' Used For Red Propaganda Players Glad to Get Action; Didn't Cqre Who Won Anyway TOKYO Wl — The communists staged two "POW Olympics" for allied prisoners in North Korean stockader, btft members of "minority groups" always won and athletic competition took a back seat to propaganda. This was the story told today by Cpl, Delmar Miller, 23, of San Diego, Calif., a former high school athlete freed by the Reds at Pan- munjom. ** American prisoners who took part in the POW Olympics—about 200—"Didn't care who won anyway," Miller said with a grin. The games were a welcome break from the deadly monotony of prison camp life. Miller, who competed In both POW Olympics said "the Chinese always had a special feeling for everybody but Americans." and in both games, he said, the Reds broke out their biggest propaganda banners and favored Negro soldiers and athletes from kother nations. The Chinese also boasted "Russia won the last Olympics," and captives learned that the United States actually won only after then- release at Panmunjom. Miller, a husky athlete with close- cropped blond hair, was interviewed at Tokyo Army Hospital where he is getting a medical checkup. He lost 30 pounds in the Red camps. He said every event in the olym- > By MERCER BAILEY Associated Press Sports Writer With only twd weeks to go, Atlanta's sudden revival and Memphis' refusal to knuckle under to Nashville have plunged the Southern Association into a tight pennant battle. Only 11/2 games separate, the league - leading Vols from Atlanta and Memphis. Two games were carved off the margin yesterday when the Chicks blasted the Vols 9-3 and 8-6 and Atlanta downed Mobile 3-2 and 5-0. Atlanta holds second place over Memphis by only one percentage point. Birmingham isn't ready to concede the pennant, but the top three teams all would have to stumble to allow the Barons to pull through. The Barons whipped New Orleans twice yesterday 4-0 and 5-1 to climb within 414 games of first place. Chattanooga and Little Rock split. The Lookouts won the opener 6-5 and the Travs took the nightcap pics was judged by an speaking Chinese and English American officer. The Chinese had the "last word." "There were quite a few dis- Home Ned Rtfng- Gene Verble's ninth-inning single drove in the winning run for Chattanooga In the opener. Ralph Atkins, the Travs' slugging first baseman, had tied it at 5-5 in the eighth with his 30th homer of the year. An inside-the-park homer by Russ Sullivan and a two-base error by jookout Don Grate let the Travs take the nightcap. By HfURRAY OLDERMAN NBA. Staff Correspondent . NEW YORK (NBA) — Baseball becomes more confounding every time a George Strickland cornel along. Here Is a guy who was mostly a sub-.25i) hitter in the minors and even worse .his two years in the majors. He made 37 errors In one sea- ion at Pittsburgh, couldn't make ' the clutch play. Today the same guy is being touted by the Indians as the best shortstop in the American League, at the moment challenged only by the White Sox' Chico Carrasquel with his unequalled fielding range. Strickland came to the Indians as an afterthought When Hank Greenberg concluded negotiations with Branch Rickey for the pur-, chase of Ted Wilks (price: $35.000), the Mahatma asked casually, "Can you use a shortstop?" "Who?" "George Strickland." "How much?" "Oh, {10,000 or so." * * *. Strickland was itarmlnj the bench for the hopelessly last Pirates. There was no thought he would be anything more than a utility player. Ray Boone was the Tribe's short- fielder. Boone's knees folded under him, however, not to mention a few round balls, and Strickland took over late in the season. When Boone went to the Tigers this year, Strickand took over. He's been a. surprising performer. His hitting has been sharp and con- STRIGKLAHP, A THE SHOISTSTOP GAP THfiT PLAGUED CLEVELAND BOUPKEAU HE'S TEAHSD WITH BOBBY AVILA TO GIVE THE /NO/AN* A DOUBLE-PLAY COMBO... sistently around .210. His arm strong, his fielding sure. Is FLEXBO AT BAT' Nellie Fox< second baseman with the Chicago White Sox, was born Christmas Day, 1927 at St. Thomas, Pa. putes," Miller said. • He said in one li)0 yard dash, the Chinese insisted that it be run again to make sure Negro soldiers won. "Two guys from, my company came in first nnd second," he related. "The Chinese claimed the other guys didn't hear the starting gun." "We said you run it like you want to and pulled out," he added, again with only Negro captives and the Chinese ran the race over running. How come the change? "I'm playing behind better and marter pitching," explains the 27- year-old New Orleans product- "If .he catcher calls for a curve, low and outside ,the pitch goes where t's supposed to go. So I'm able to Dickson. play the hitters accordingly. At »if s muc h easier to play position Ittsburgh'. we had young, scatter- than to get a jump on the ball, armed throwers, except for Murry "That's how come less errors for Bo Strickland." What happened to Ted Wilks? Last we read, he'd pitched 2 2|3 innings this year. Two Records • OCEANPORT, N.J. (/Pi— There are two official records for the 1 3|4 mile hurdle races at Monmouth Thirteen different owners of horses trained by Frank A. Bonsai of Glyndon, Md,, shared in purse winnings during tha recent Delaware Park meeting. The United Slates Golf Assoc tion now conducts seven toun merits annually. Victoria Takes Three Games From Helena VICTORIA — The Little Leaguers won all three games against the Helena All-Stars played there Wednesday and Thursday. Pee Wee Stout allowed only one lilt In the first of the double header which Victoria took H-0, »n Ed Cotham was the winning pitch or of the second half, 19-5. Stout took over again Thursda and let the Victorians to a 10- win over the All-stars. The leading hitters that exhibitec their skill during the three gam meet were, Jerry Redfearn, Jack Morse, Jerry Cotham, and Kame Potts. All-Star in Army JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. W> Pitcher Billy Joe Bowman of the Johnson City, Tenn., Cardinals waa called to service in the U. S." Army early this season and sent to For Bragf, N.C. However, he was named an honorary member of the Appalachian League All-Star team, although he had played only unti June 30 when he received his Army "Greetings." THE .REATEST IOTTLID IN IONP Y6UOW5IONE, INC., LOUISVILlt, KY. Boy Scouts To B« Coca-Cold Guests At Memphis Game Boy Scouts of Mtoslsslppi County will be the guests of the Cow-Col* bottling companies of Blytherille and Memphis for the All-Amerlctn high school football (ami In Memphis. W. B. Lawshe, of th« Blytheville company, made th« announcement today. The game, featuring top high school football stars from over the United States and Blytheville'8 Montroe Holland, • will be played at 7:30 Wednesday night. Either complete Scout uniform or membership card must be presented at the gate for admission, Mr. Lawshe said. Read Courier News Classified Ads. GOOD USED FURNITURE if the te or our store exclusively toe us«d furniture. We (eel by dolnr this we can serve our customers better ID three ways. 1. We can flf« you more for your used furniture ott new. 1. If you want to buy rood u»d furniture we will hare It. 3. If you want to fell used fur* nlture wt will buy It, in any of the three cuei we would like the opportunity of figuring with you. Through our liberal allowance foi used furniture on new we h*T« accumulated the largest stock Of vttd furniture In our history. We Pay Cash For Used Furniture We Inttte you to Tiilt tmr vs*tf furniture department on thi ftcont floor. Alvin Hardy FURNITURE CO. 113 E. Mala Ph. MK point in former years. The record for the short course remains ft' 3:08, having been set by Fulton 1951. The other remord is the 3:20 215 sed by Hyvanla in 1952 in the Midsummer Hurdle Handicap. Ed Mathews of Milwaukee and Gus Be).l of Pittsburgh already have hit more home runs than during 1952 when they collected 25 and 16, respectively. Billy Cox of the Dodgers hit .363 for the Harrisburg club in 1941. It was the only time in his career he batted above .300. Ml Ms- Prince Dare Returns OCEANPOHT, N. J. m_Trainer A'. Bonsai says that Prince Dare. Injured during the running of the Chesapeake Stakes at Bowie dur- the spring, has recovered gh to resume training. Bonsai relieves Prince Dare will be fully re- overed for the Stake cngagemnts " th fall. Hays Store ion« 2001 Wt Dellrer High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds er M»sh .. Layer Pellet, , Peilett .. Jhlck Starter . 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HehasNEWPtANSforyou TIME IS RIGHT...PRICE IS RIGHTI for as low as New '53 BUICK delivered locally SEDAN- Come in and look at, sit in, and drive the highest- powered, sweetest-riding, biggest-value Buick SPECIAL In history. You'll find it far beyond tha "low-priced" cars in ride and comfort and thrilling performance— but just an easy sfep up in the price you pay. Belter drop in soon I -Including these "extra*" at no extra cost! Direction Signoli • lighter Dual Mop lighli . Twin SunshodM Trip-Mileage indicator Automatic Glove Box tight Oil-Both Air Cleonar Full-Flow Oil Filler • Vacuum Pump Bumper Guards, front and raar Even the factory-installed extras you may wan! ore bargains, such as.t Healer & Defroster only $67.26 LENNOX HEAT.NG GAS INSTALLATION Serving Northeast Arkansas And Southeast Missouri •2-rJoor, 6-poittnget 5«dan, Model 430, llluftrottd. Opllonol tqvlpmanl, ucciuorjet, tlola and local taw, </ on/, ao'dilloro/. Prices may vary illghllf In at/joining com- muniliti dija to ifiipping chacgfti. AH ptictl lubjecl (a chor,Qft w'lhoui nt»ie«. " Langston-McWaters Buick Co. Walnut and Broadway Phone 4555 AIR CONDITIONING and HEATING For some reason that escapes us, each of our TV news Items for today seems to have something to do with money. For instance, there's news that Ed Gardner, for years the star of tho Duffy's Tuvern program on radio, has signed a' three-year contract for a video show based on the old radio favorite. The budget is set at $45,000 for each filmed program . . . with 39 a year . . . making a grand total of $5,265,000 for the 117 films ! !•! A lot of his fans don't realize it, but Jack Benny can really play the violin. He studied for three years under Yale's great violin professor, Hugo Kortschak. And, although Jack gave up his dreams of being a concert violinist when he took to comedy on the stage, he still practices in .his leisure time ... on an $1800 French Vuil- laume! That's expensive practice on any fiddle! To show you that the money Ed Gardner is getting for his TV films isn't unusual ;hese days of high coats, tee's the report on the new Ray Bolger variety show (he's :he famous Broadway dancer and comedian). It has a bud•et of $42,600 per show. There's a lot of money invested in television's future. And ;his investment is made for ^our enjoyment. When your et needs service, be sure you ret the best repairs possible only qualified technicians. Call where you get guaran- eed service. BLYTHEVILLK SALES CO., 109 E. Main treet. Phone 3616. and to build nowit will take a lot more money M'ater works installations have never been cheap. They w«r« expensive in 1940. They cost a lot more today. The mile of cast iron pipe you could have installed for $11,009 in 1940 costs $17,000 today. The pumping station that cost $100,000 ten years ago will involve a $225,000 expenditure now. It cost 51,850,00 to install a 5 million gallon per day filter plant in 1940. The same system installed today will cost $4.250,000. « Maintenance costs have risen proportionately. Take coal for tha pumping station. The fuel bill that ran $175 a day in 1940 will reach $400 a day now. Trucks that cost $800 ten years ago are now priced at $1,700. Water softening chemicals that cost $11 a ton are $23. A good pickaxe costs 53.75 as against^ ?2.00 in 1940. To provide a 25 per cent increase in available water for a community of 50,000 will cost approximately $200,000; to provide a 50 per tent increase the bill will be $400,000; to provide 100 per cent increase, it will run to $700,000. These approximations do not take into consideration the hundred and one special conditions,which might lessen or increase the cost for any particular city. But they show how the figures may be expected to shape up. One thing you can be sure of. To increase water facilities at any time in the near future is going to cost a lot more money than past experience had led most people in the business to expect. Blytheville Water Co. "Water, /i Your Cheapest Commodity" JANITROL HEATING CITY ELECTRIC COMPANY 109 SOUTH FIFTH BLYTHEVILLE PHONE 8181 DELCO HEATING ELECTRICAL SERVICE Serving Northeast Arkanwu And Southeast Missouri

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