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FAGjMIX BLYTHEVILLE .(AUK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 1958 Dodger Players Make Own Ail-Time Records By BEX PHLEGAR On the wav to their second straight National League pennant the Brooklyn Dodgers •re writing a flock of personal all-time best performances into the history of the coloiful ClUb- second straight flag — a virtual certainty now with a 9 1/2 game lead and 28 Second Mldlgia nag o n^taim ,u>m'.m ,,>nn tVio pa£>UP. SGVfin BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Philadelphia St. Louis — New York .. Cincinnati .. Chicago — Pittsburgh . 86 77 10 88 . 17 56 48 41 .680 ..606 .556 .548 .410 .448 .384 .311 tVt 16 17 26 V, 29!/ 2 37 V, 48 Harry Stuhldr»h»r Sayt Two Platoon Systems Wi// Return to Grid PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Harry Stuhldreher, one of the immortal Four Horsemen in the Notre Dame backfield, says the two-platoon system of the modern gridiron game will return in a few years. AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Cleveland against the Yankees and picked up his 16th victory. games to play — will be a record in Fimoc hnf npver in successive years. rae 1953 club mayalso produce Mike Garcia went all the way for all-time Brooklyn leaders in home runs and runs batted in. Gil Hodges hit 40 homers in 1051 with 28 so far, but Duke Snider has 33 and Roy Campanella 32. The club record of 130 runs batted in—last equaled by Babe Herman in 1930—Is in danger since Campanella has 115, Hodges 111 and Snider 103. The Dodgers may find those home runs handy in an extra inning World Series game with the New York Yankees. The Yanks lost their second of overtime contests 4-2 in Cleveland last night when Wally Westlake homered for the Indians in the llth inning. The only other extra-inning loss by the Yankees this year also came on a home run—by Billy Goodman of Boston on May 8. Cardinal: In other action yesterday the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Giants 6-3 in the National League; th« St. Louis Browns won a pair Irom Philadelphia 5-4 and 3-1. Washington swamped Detroit 12-5 and Chicago downed Boston 6-4 in the American League. The Cardinals came frome behind •with four runs in the seventh inning to whip the Giants. The attack in that frame included a pair of triples, both misjudged by Giant outfielders, and a home run by Hip Repulski. Virgil Trucks won his 18th game of the season at Chicago after weathering an early Boston barrage that produced two runs In the first inning. Senators The Senators . pounded Ralph Branca and Dick Marlowe for eight consecutive hits, one short of the lirst inning at Detroit and went on to an easy triumph. Vic Wertz homered in the ninth inning with a man on base for the Browns' first game victory over the Athletics. In the nighteap the Brownies loaded the bases in the eighth and relief man Morris Martin walked home the winning run. itself for the Dodgers, who've won the league seven Milwaukee. Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati In the National League weren't scheduled. New York . Chicago — Cleveland .. Boston Washington Detroit ... St. Louts ... Browns Take Two From Athletics Yesterday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis Brownie Manager Marty Marion, who hopes his cellar-dwelling club can win half of its remaining games, off to a flying start at least. ""The"Browns, fresh from a three-day layoff, took both ends of a twi-night doubleheader from the Philadelphia Vic Wertz took care of the opener with a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning to win the game. He had belled a bases empty home run earlier in the game. Gus Zernial had put the A's into the lead in the lop of the ninth with a one-run double. Dick Littlefield, who pitched to and retired one batter, won the opener. The second game win was more of a donation than, a conquest as relief pitcher Morris Maiiln walked pinch hitler Roy Slevers wilh the bases loaded in the eighth to force in the leading run. Another tally scored on an outfield fly In the same frame. Tho Brownies and A's had played a 1-1 tie upjto that time. Both these runs were unearned.' In New York the Cardinals exploded lor four runs In the seventh to defeat the Giants, 6-3. ' A two-run homer by Rip Re- pulski, a walk to Stan Musial, a triple by Ray Jablonski and Enos Slaughter's single accounted for the runs. Cliff Chambers, who started for the Birds, was routed from the mound after he walked in two Giant runs In the fourth. Eddie Erautt, who came on in relief, got credit for the win. MOST VALUABLE — Henry Aaron, batting .368 for Jacksonville, was voted the most valuable player in the South Atlantic League. The 19-year- old second baseman is the property of Milwaukee. (N"EA) Sports Roundup — Ford Frick Depicted as Villain By GATLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Events have taken a fast turn in recent days, and now A . . — v , T-,.;_IL i-_: j :,U«J ~f. ttm II-/.K villflin \i;lin Hirnn0h his falll we find Commissioner Ford Frick being depicted as the arch villain who, through his failure to go vumimoaiuiiti ±v*v* or _.:„,....IK, f n ~ nnr l n-, nm in K n-b a Isurvor tn nrnfprr to .bat more vigorously for the players, virtually forced them their interests. a baseball commissioner feels he has a right to do at any time, It is even eing stated that Albert (Happy) Chandler, the commissioner once removed, devoted himself more diligently to guarding the diamond heroes against their employers than Frick has done. We have gone into this aspect of the big wrangle rather thoroughly 'with men who are in position to know, and they insist that Happy didn't do any such thing. We are told that if the athletes mistrust Frick it's only because they haven't tried him. and that he has, actually, done more good deeds for more individual players since he took office than his predecessor did in his entire tenure. It's lust that the two men operate differently. No Publicity "You'll never find Ford in the dressing rooms slapping players on the back and telling them he's their dear friend," said our informant. "He would quit the Job be- 1 fore he would do that. But I happen to know that not a single player has appealed to him on any matter without getting action. Ford does not seek publicity about such instances because he simply considers them part of his job." As for the demands the players are now making, it is not within the commissioner's power to grant a single one of them on his own hook. He can only recommend certain reforms, such as an increase in minimum pay, and it will be up to the club prcsidets to make the decisions at their meeting during the World Series. Frick did have the power to make three players from each club eligible to play winter ball in the Caribbean, and he acted promptly. Provocation We are told that if the commissioner has displayed traces of acerbity in his dealings with the players' new barrister, J. Norman Lewis, it was not without some provocation. For instance, Lewis did not help matters much when he informed Prick's office that he, Lewis, had given his "consent" for Allie Reynolds, t h e American League players' represenlalive, to confer with Frick prior to last Monday's meeting of the executive committee here. If there is anything in the world It's talk with a player without any one's consent, even a lawyer's. Prick's reply to Lewis, in which he pointed out this little idiosyncrasy of his, is said to have been classic. If our information is as reliable as we believe it to be. there were several misundrstandlngs about took olace on Monday, when Lewis coolel his heels in Frick's outer office while the commissioner met with the executive committee in the throne room. The players' lawyer is reported to feel now that he was given Ihe brushoif. News "Leaked Out" Actually, he was informed by Frick the previous day that he would not be permitted to attend the committee meeting, but would be given a full audience by the commissioner after the meeting ended. He was, too, though Frick at that time was under the impression Lewis was not yet in the official employ of the players. In fact, we are told that Frick later received wires from six or eight player representatives with the various clubs saying they knew nothing about the hiring of a lawyer and had not been consulted. The owners, as well as the commissioner, .are understood to be nettled over the way the stor> TRADI IT IN ON A NiW REMINGTON WITH AMAZING MIRACLE TAB DON EDWARDS CO. RENTALS-SALES-SERVICE 112 W. Walnut Phone 3382 to hire a lawyer to protect broke originally. They do not charge that Lewis let the news "lenk out," exactly, but they do say that both Reynolds and his opposite number in the National League Ralph Kiner, were caught badly off base by the announcement. Finally, Frick is said not to have had the slightest objection to the players hiring a lawyer. In fact, 85 16 12 70 . 45 80 44 84 .680 .603 .516 .551 .484 .3(10 .344 O'/j 13 16 24!4 40 42',i SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind 80 61 .567 — 77 81 .558 l'/i 77 63 .550 63 .521 72q .486 76 .461 7 .44,6 82 .410 Nashville ... Atlanta Memphis ... Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga Little Rock . Mobile 74 (58 65 62 ' . 57 2'/2 15 n 20 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 1, Chicago 5 Only games AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 12. Detroit 5 St. Louis 5-3, Philadelphia 4-1 Chicago 6, Boston 4 Cleveland 4, New York 2 innings) Scrap All The Way in SA Flag Race By The Associated Presi The 3-way scrap for the Southern Association crown is looking more and more like a battle to the bell- nine days away. The big three—Nashville. Atlanta and Memphis—took it on the chin Inst night. Birmingham's fourth- place Barons knocked off Mobile's rejuvenated Bears 5-i fn the only first-division club victory. .Little Rock scored two runs in the top of the ninth to down Nashville, 8-6. Atlanta's second-place Crackers. H4 games behind the Vote, came out on the short end of a 6-2 contest with New Orleans. Chattanooga got past the third-place Memphis Chicks 4-3 in a 10-inning thriller. The Chicks are 2'/i games out of (11 Atkins pushed his Little lirst. Ralph Rock home run total to 32 for the season by teeing off with two baggers against Nashville. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 5, Atlanta 2 Birmingham 5, Mobile 1 Chattanooga 4, Memphis 3 (10 in- ] nlngs) Little Rock 8, Nashville 6 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at Brooklyn—Perkowski (10-0) vs. Hoe (0-2) Milwaukee at New York—Spahn (18-5) vs. Jansen (10-11) St. Louis at Pittsburgh—Presko (6-111 vs. Friend (4-10) Chicago at Philadelphia—Pollet (4-6) vs. Simmons (11-11) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Cleveland—Lopat (13-2) vs. Wynn (14-10) Boston at Chicago—Brown (11-4) vs. Kecgan 3-3) Washington at Detroit—Masterson (8-11) vs. Carver (9-9) Philadelphia at St. Louis—Fanovich (0-2) vs. Pillette (4-10) THURSDAY'S RESULTS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Atlanta Mobile at Birmingham Nashville at Chattanooga Little Bock at Memphis Sunbeams Win First Round Victory CAMDEN, Ark. Iff) — Pine Bluff's Sunbeam team won a first round victory in the Southwest Regional Women's Softball Tournament Wed. night by defeating the Shreveport Champion squad 2-1. Pine Bluff pushed across a run in the last of the ninth to break a 1-1 deadlock. Sparking her mates to victory was Annette piuliright with dazzling fielding. In other first round games, Baton Rouge. La., defeated Oklahoma City 4-0 and New Orleans trounced Memphis 8-4. Jackson Earns Place in CSL Playoff HOT SPRINGS (/PI — Jackson, which had the power all season but had trouble coming up with the pitching, has earned the fourth spot in the Cotton States League Shatighnessy playoffs. The best of seven series among the four top clubs start today. The Senators came up with a "stopper" last night, as righthander Ken Rowe nailed down fourth place in the loop with a sudden death, 6-2 victory over Hot Springs. The Bathers and Senators had finished the regular season deadlocked for fourth. Hot Springs had been a veritable brush fire since Aug. 2, moving from seventh place to the fourth place tie. but Rowe had the answer as he scatered eight hits, struck out four and was helped out of a few rough spots by three Jackson double plays. Jackson scored all its runs in three innings—three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth. The big 3-run inning resulted from singles by Jack Maroney and Rowe, two walks and an error. Catcher Jackie Bales drove in both Hot Springs runs, one on a single behind Manager Moose Shetler's double in the fourth and a single that plated Steve Korfonta, who had singled, in the sixth. sioner not long ago even recommended a certain mouthpiece to the boys in case they needed one. our informant says the comm^-1 It wasn't Lewis. Moose Haven Found FORT PRANCES. Ont. (IP) — There is an Island in Lake of the Woods that is 53 square miles of moose haven. R. C. Passmore, Ontario Department of Lands and Forests biologist, reports 130 moose on the island. He surveyed the area in a helicopter. The purpose of the survey was to We have a great new lineup of Pedwin campus kings this year, men, all styled to lead the class in fashion. Here is your chance to go back to school in style, without straining your budget. Wcltln-ooh LY SHOE STORE Phone 2342 m 312 W. Main! The free substitution rule was abolished by the National Collegiate Athletic Association last winter. The move signaled the return of the double-duty era !n football where a player must stand out on offense and defense instead of specializing in one phase of the game. But Stuhldreher, quarterback In the Knute Rockne backfield of 1924, doesn't think the new rule will stand for long. 'Just as they once ruled out the fair catch and put it back again, they will permit the .double platoons in the future," he predicted. The one-time Wisconsin University coach was in town on one stop of a tour he's making for a steel company as a human relations expert. "Despite the change In the rule we are bound to see this season a much improved game," he con- Butter Men "The reason is the men entering colleges are better than in the old days. They are more intelligent, they travel more and see more. They learn from movies and from television, and schools today are better. In my day, we entered school after following a plow. "In the old days we had to remember hardly more than two piays. Today a football player has to have the intelligence to keep in mind from 15 to 25 plays. And they do it well, even in high schools. "I prefer the use of more than one platoon because it enables more players to see action. Even In the good old days of the 'iron players' no man conld play '10 minutes at full blast. He had to rest in the game. "Under the present rule, coaches will have a lot of teaching to do. Since high schools are continuing to use free substitution, most of the players entering college will have to learn to play both ways. The father of four sons, Stuhldreher said only one of those has enrolled at Notre Dame. He said Coach Frank Leahy at Notre Dame was "quite pleased" to hear that one would be coming to South Bend. "What position does he play?" Stuhldreher quoted Leahy as asking.. "Tennis," was the reply. "But we have too many tennis players on our football team already," Leahy said. ' There is definitely a housing problem for fish in the Great Lake of Cambodia in Indochina. Approximately 100,000 tons of fish are taken annually from the lake. determine the ages and sex rations of the animals. The heavy population is explained by fires which burned off large trees. The moose thrive on smaller trees and underbrush. Women's Golf In Semifinals By HUGH FULLERTON JR. PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) — Two of feminine golf's strongest competitors, stubby little Polly Riley and rangy Mary Lena Faulk, meet a pair of real outsiders today in the semi-finals of the 53rd U. S, Women's Golf Championship. And they'll be such strong favorites when their matches start this afternoon at 12 p.m. (cst) that one observer remarked: "They ought to call in Swift and Armour. It'll be a slaughter of the lambs." feal Boros Shoots One Over Par In Tourney * That remark was a tribute to the skill and competitive spirit of the two tournament veterans, but the observer, Detroit's Pat Devany. apparently forgot what happened last year. Most of the same stars were in the 1953 tournament, but it wound up with Mrs. Jackie Pung beating Shirley Mcfedters . Dark Horse The two "dark horse" semi-finalists this year aren't as completely unknown as last year's finalists were then. They're a heity 16-year- old from Guadalajara, Mexico, Marand a 34-year-old housewife, Mrs. Philip J. Cudone. Miss Smith, known as "Wiffi," has played in several important tournaments in the past couple of years and led the women's amateur field in the recent Tarn O'• • , . . i Shanter "World" championship. She of the 72 hole tourney. a]so ^ Wfln ^ championship of "Maybe it's because I can t^ get Mex ; co / or tne past two years M rs . Cudone seldom plays out of WETHERSPIELD, Conn. (If) — Playing before home folks who know him well before he became ulmaalilj a top-flignter in pro golf, Connect- ^ cut's Julius Boros hopes they 11 tell; Montclair N ' j him what's wrong with his game. "I wish I knew what is the matter with me." said a serious Boros, a sentimental favorite in the second annual $15,000 Insurance City Open, after shooting a. one over par 72 yesterday in the first round excited any more. Maybe you have to be on edge to win." A year ago, the burly Boros came here as the National Open and "World" champ, an assured and quietly confident golfer riding the crest of the wave. This year, he returned somewhat discouraged by his lack of success in big time golf. He hasn't won anything so far in 1953, nor even been a potent threat. What was the National Open title worth to him, beyond the prize money that went with it? "About $25,000," smiles Boros. "I could have hustled more, and made more money, but I'm only 33 years old young, and for a guy who has been playing as a pro for only three years, that's not bad." Boros still makes the hard shots look easy, and is » great bunker player. He hits ' a low . ball, and wastes no time. But. to save his life, he can't regain his putting touch. If he doesn't, break loose with a sub-par performance today, he's going to pack up and spend the rest of the week with his two- year-old son near Plymouth, Mass. —"haven't seen him in too long a time." The start of today's 18-hole round found five players tied with fives— under par 66s on the 6,541 yard Wethersfleld Country Club layout. Of 138 starters Thursday, 31 turned in sub-par scores. They are Jim Terrier of San Francisco, Dutch Harrison of Ardmore, Okla.; Bob Toski of Northampton, Mass.; Fred Wampler, former National Intercollegiate champ and now a pro at Indianapolis, and Joe Curtin of nearby Newiniton, ex-Connecticut open titlist. With Boros as a sentimental favorite is Doug Ford, born in. New Haven and pro at Harrison, N.. Y., who shot a Ted Kroll of New her o,wn district, but she's pretty well known there and holds the championship of the Women's New Jersey Golf Association. Easy Road They've had a fairly easy road to the semi-finals, as command to Miss Rileys' route. But yesterday Mrs. Cudone eliminated two of the better-grade tournament players, Bee Me Wane of Birmingham. Ala., 4 and 2, and Carol Diringer of Tiffin, Ohio 5 and 4. Miss Smith slipped past Roslyn Cookie Swift of Roslyn, N. Y., 1 up, then took advantage of her next opponent's worst day to beat 1952 semi-finalist Pat Lesser of Seattle 5 and 4. Miss Riley has beaten Edean Anderson, Pat Devany, Pat O'Sullivan and Dorothy Kirby in three days. She bowled over Curtis Cupper O'Sullivan 3 and 1 and 1951 champion Kirby 3 and 2 yesterday. Miss* Faulk was one under standard figures for yesterday's 27 holes in beating Virginia Dennehy of Lake Forest, 111., 4 and 3. and Mrs. John Huiteng. the Rhode Island champion, 5 and 4, Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sydney—Freddie Dawson, 143'S, Chicago, stopped Bernie Hall, 148!i, Australia, 12. Detroit—Pat Lowry. IBS, Toledo, stopped Tommy Swann, 148',4, Chicago, 1. Newark — Monroe Kurtz, 151, Newark, outpointed Joe Serafini, 154. Newark, 8. Read Courier News Classified Hartford, N. Y., the defending champ, also shot a 69. always have on hand both kinds of Old Sunny Brook— Some guests like the Blend; others like the Straight. 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