The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 21, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Cards To Pull Poholsky, Raschi Match Fine Hitting By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sporte Writer ^ Can the St. Louis Cardinals keep up their tremendous hitting long enough for Eddie Stanky to find out if he finally has solved his pitching problems? K they can, the skin-tight National League pennant race ny Buzick were out front may soon start coming apart at the seams. The Cardinals arrived home from the East today, a game anc *, half in front of the nearest of the closely bunched contenders. On the road they won 9 of 14 games Including * 17-4 runaway at .Pitts burgh last night. Pohoteky Encourafin* Of even more importance to the Cards was the blossoming of Tom Poholsiy as a starting pitcher. The big right-hander was .used twice on the trip. He lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in Brooklyn, where he allowed only three hits. And he went the distance again last night against the last-place Pirates. St. Louis pitching, the club's biggest question mark from the very start of spring training, has left a lot to be desired. Manager Stanky has been using Harvey Haddix, Gerry Staley and Vic Raschi. Then he,closes his eyes, pulls a came out of the hat and hopes. Hurlers Blasted At oae time or another everybody except Raschi, the -75,000 ac quisition from the New York Yankees, has been blasted. Seven times the Cardinals' rivals have •cored 10 or more tuns. No wonder Poholsky, fresh from two yeais in the Army, looks good. While the pitching has been shaky, the hitting has been amazing. The team batting average is .295 and five of the regulars,are over .300, topped by Ray Jablonski at .374 and Stan Musial at .367,^ top men in. the .league. / Even Poholsky got into the hit- fing act last night. He singled tzhree times in three official times at bat. sacrificed once and drove In four runs. Musial drove in four with hJc 13th home run and a triple. Beet Production The Cardinals scored six runs in the first inning, one in the fourth, «even in the seventh and three in the eighth for their highest total of the season. Even though they lead the league by a game and a half, the Cardinals are all even in the "games lost" column with the seventh- place Chicago Cubs. The Cubs have lost 14 of 28, the Cardinals 14 of 33. Jammed in between are Brooklyn and Philadelphia, tied for second: Milwaukee in fourth; New York, fifth; and Cincinnati, sixth. No other games were played in the majors yesterday. The Giants . were scheduled in Philadelphia but were 'rained out. Reds at Busch The Friday action, as usual is Buzick, Sellers Out in Front Bill Joe Denton And Dukes Have 67 JONESBORO, Ark. UR — Portly Gibb Sellers and more portly John- but glancing uneasily over their shoulders — today going into the final 18 holes of pro-amateur competition in the J. W. Buzick, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament here. Sellers, the former tourney trailer from Hot Springs, and Buzick Monette, Ark., amateur and son o the man for whom the meet is named, took the lead with a bes ball of 64—nine under par—on the first 18 yesterday. Each had a brilliant individual round of 69. The defending champions were followed closely at 65 by the Memphis duo of pro Bill Perry and amateur Bill Garner, while two other teams were tied with 66s and three were bunched at €7 . Shooting the low balls of 66 were pro Al Rayford of Camden and Jim Parkin of Poplar Bluff. Mo.; Johnny Whitten and Cy Speck Jr., of Little Rock. Deadlocked at 67 were pro Jake Fondren and Curtis Person of Mem phis; pro John Cook of Jonesboro and Monte Lopata of St. Louis: pro . V. Dukes of Clarksdale, Miss., and Billy Joe Denton of Blytheville. Whitten's five-under-par 68 was the best individual round of the day. The last 18 of the pro-am also erved -as a qualifying round for be amateurs who will compete in he two days of match play start- ng tomorrow. Buzick, a former Arkansas State itlist, also is the defending cham- ion in the amateur match play art of the tourney. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. St. Louis 19 14 Philadelphia 16 14 GB .576 — .533 iy 2 .533 iy 2 .517 2 .516 2 .515 2 .500 2>/ 2 .324 8'/ 2 Brooklyn 16 14 Milwaukee 15 14 New York 16 15 Cincinnati 17 16 Chicago 14 14 Pittsburgh 11 23 Today's Garnet Pittsburgh at Brooklyn (N) New York at Philadelphia (N) Cincinnati at St. Louis (N) Milwaukee at Chicago Yetterday's Result* St. Louis 17, Pittsburgh 4 New York at Philadelphia postponed rain Only games scheduled Harry Agganis, Red Sox rookie irst baseman, was a backfield coach t Boston University last fall. Imost entirely at night. The only ay game matches Milwaukee gainst the Cubs in Chicago. St. iDuis entertains Cincinnati, New r ork is at Philadelphia and the •irates limp into Brooklyn. In the American League the Yankees play their first home night game with Boston fumish- ng the opposition. Baltimore goes ) Cleveland, Chicago to Detroit nd Philadelphia to Washington. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland 20 10 New York 19 n Detroit 16 10 Chicago 19 13 Baltimore 12 15 Washington 10 18 GB .667 — .633 1 .615 2 .594 2 .444 6 .357 9 .345 9 .292 10 HOOK SLIDE—Chico Carrasquel is pronounced safe by Jim Honochick as Third Baseman Eddie Yost of the Senators attempts to tag the White Sox shortstop at Comiskey Park. Carrasquel went from, first to third when Nellie Fox bunted safely and First Baseman Mickey Vernon fumbled the ball thrown by Pitcher Johnny Dixon. (NEA) Bear Bryant: A Tough Man With a Tough Job at A. & M. COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — As a football coach, 40-year-old Paul "Bear" Bryant has managed to get around to a good many places. Most of the spots have been tough, but 'Bear" achieved success and popularity in every one. Philadelphia 10 19 Boston 7 17 Today's Games Chicago at Detroit (N) Baltimore at Cleveland (N) Philadelphia at Washington (N) Boston at New York (N) No games scheduled yesterday. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB *o 13 .667 — 21 15 .583 31/2 15 Birmlngnam Chattanooga Atlanta 21 New Orleans .. 20 Memphis ... v ... 17 Nashville ..... 14 Mobile 15 Littl* 20 20 19 24 .583 .500 .459 .424 .385 6% 8 9 11 10 Rock .. 13 21 .382 Thursday's Results Atlanta 3, Little Rock 2 Nashville 9, Mobile 6 Birmingham 7, Memphis 4 New Orleans 3-7, Chattanooga 0-6 Today's Games Little Rock at Birmingham Memphis at Atlanta Chattanooga at Mobile (Only games scheduled) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Minneapolis 1, Kansas City 0 St. Paul 3, Indianapolis 0 Other games postponed Texas League Tulsa 3-6. Fort Worth 2-4 Shreveport 3, Beaumont 1 Shreveport 3, Beaumont 1 Oklahoma City 4, Dallas 3 San Antonio 6, Houston 1 Western League Lincoln 1, Sioux City 0 (10 innings) Omaha 4, Des Moines 3 (10 innings) Colorado Springs 6, Wichita 4 Denver 5, Pueblo 4 Sportt Roundup-— Clubs Must Check on Players By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The greatest problem faced by any baseball manager is a highly .personal one — that of trying to superintend the after-hours activities of the group of high- spirited and talented young colts who have been entrusted to his care with the object of winning a pennant. The successful manager is the one who solves this delicate problem in human relationships, who knows when to bend a little in the cases of certain of his athletes who can "break training" with a minimum of harm and to crack down hard on those who cannot. Dangers The manager who is an absolute martinet, who laws down stringent rules and enforces them inflexibly against all hands, wai end up with a sore-headed ball club rooted in the second division. The one who tries to be buddies with his boys and puts them on their honor to keep in shape—as a.certain freshman manager did some years ago —will fall on his face just as surely. There is, in other words, a very delicate balance. The best of the "managers seem to strike it sort of instinctively. Some never do, and that is why, more than any other reason, there is such a steady turnover of pilots in the -big leagues. An owner, speaking honestly and privately, almost always will tell you he fired his manager because he "let the players get away from him." Old Stuff Granny Hamner of the Phils has no real reason to feel liverish just because he discovered that his employers were having him tailed."It's been going on as long as we've been around the game, £rid,doubt- lest long before that. Every player we've ever, heard discuss this facet of tht grtat national pastime knew he was subject to a certain amount of surveillance during the late hours and acctptod it along with hit s*I- M7 check. \ White we -have Jong iheard of cluU, uftiAlly at the manager's re- qxiwt, hiring private eyes to check •p on their athletes in exceptional onset, tlM normal state is for the •)*!Mferjind his coaches to take am abort, UMMIVM. u«i-, SPTS ADD BEAR 3-36 For that reason he isn't afraid of moving into a rather difficult position at Texas A. and M. He's professionally pessimistic about his the team's i chances next fall in rugged Southwest Conference — probably with good reason. Nobody is rating the ' Aggies very highly, though few agree with Bry- body is rating the Aggies very ant's statements that he doesn't "figure" to win a game. Troubles Texas A&M, which compares favorably in size with most other Southwest Conference colleges, has had more than its share of troubles and less than its share of good players in recent years. Bryant's first big job is. to get the kind of material he needs, for a winning team. Of this he says: "Texas high school football is the greatest anywhere. There's plenty of material.' Never in my career have I been so close to so many fine prospects, and at the same time _ , _ . had so much Paul Bryant competition in getting them. There's six Southwest Conference schools in the state, plus a dozen other schools, competing for the boys." Tough Recruiting: Because of this competition and because A&M is an all-male mili- tary college that doesn't particularly appeal to pampered athletes, nobody blamed Ray George too much when his teams managed to win only one conference game a year. There were some rumors of change bouncing around before George quit in January "to enter private business." Such factors don't bother a guy who was tough enough to wrestle a bear back home in Arkansas. That's how Bryant got his nickname. "Bear" just moved in with a staff of assistants from Kentucky and went out to look over a few- prospective students. Lots of Work Bryant is a very personable and popular guy. When he left Maryland for Kentucky, the students staged a protest strike. When he decided it was better to pull up stakes at Kentucky, where the situation had become a bit .sticky, the university at first refused to release him from his contract. Speaking of his new team's chances, Bryant says: "I think that by lots of hard work and cooperation we'll have a good football team around here in a few years." Giardello Must Get Win Tonight * * * * * * He Can't Lose and Get TitleShot NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Giardello's reaction to the Bobo Olson-Rocky Castellan! title fight announcement is the key to his middleweight bout with Pierre Langlois tonight at Madison Square Garden. If Giardello, the No. 1 contender, < decides to take out his disappointment on Langlois, the Frenchman could be his fourth straight knockout victim. If Joey still is deeply disturbed about being bypassed by the champ, he may not be in the mood ior a top effort. No Losses Although Giardello has been promised an October shot at the champ, there are two big "ifs": 1. Olson must not lose to Castellani; 2. Giardello must not lose to any- Doubts Mark Rich Preakness body. Giardello is a solid 1 to 5 favorite in the 10-round match, scheduled for 8 p.m. (CSX) with network radio (ABC) and television (NBC). As in all New York state bouts, the decision will be on a round basis with a supplementary point system. Two judges and a referee will do the scoring. After the success of underdogs Jacques Royer (5 to 1) last Friday and Hoacine Khalfi (3 to 1) Monday night against feather champ Sandy Saddler, there is no rush to jump on any anti-French bandwagon. Jean Bretonnel's stable has put over two tremendous upsets and has its best fighter going tonight. Two Losses in '54 This year Langlois, 29, has been beaten by Gil Turner and Carmen Basilic, a welter, and won over Pedro Gonzales. His career record, dating back to 1947 Is 62-15-5 for 82 fights. Giardello has been a hot fighter for about a year, moving up through the ranks and suddenly branching out as a puncher. Only 14 opponents failed to go the route in 61 fights until he stopped Garth Panter, aWlt Cartier and Willie Troy in his last three starts. The a 49-10-5 record for 64 bouts. Hamner Story Is Topped by Ruth's COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. reenville .... 11 7 .611 El Dorado .... 12 8 .600 Hot Springs 9 9 .500 Meridian 9 11 .450 Monroe 9 11 .450 Pine Bluff .... 7 11 .389 Thursday's Results Pine Bluff 4. Hot Springs 3 Monroe 4, El Dorado 1 Meridian 4-0, Greenville 3-3 Today's Games Hot Springs at Pine Bluff Monroe at El Dorado Meridian at Greenville GB ally one of the coaches is known* privately among the players as the club's "policeman." He gets around pretty well himself when the team is on the road and makes some effort to mingle with the athletes, but as they are on to him his value as a gumshoe is strictly limited. Fights Last Niaht By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Newark, N. J. — Harold Car- ,er. IS? 1 ,^. Linden, N. J. outpointed Bobby Slaughter, 174, Philadelphia. 8. Liverpool — Pat McAteer, Eng- and, stopped Francois Wahl, Belgium. 3. (Middleweights, but exact weights not available) ftCCD.stu. — font to — Eddit's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 122 East Main For An Enerfy-Bwllder OLDS MOBILE "88" 2-Dr. Sedan. Delivered locally; »taf« and local taxes extra. That's Hqhtl For a iurprUingly low pried, you can own fhlt future-itylod, futur*- powered 1954 "Rocket" Engine Olchmobile! Make « dot* to t*t and dn'v* it — today! Your price dtptnds upon choice of model and body style, optional equipment and accessories. Prices may vary sjightly in adjoining communities because of shipping charges. All prices subject to Chang* without notice. Check our budget terms! —— sn YOUI OLDSMOIILI DIALII TODAYI —— HORNER-WILSON MOTOR CO., 317 East Main By WILL GRIMSLEY NEW YORK (AP) — So the Philadelphia Phillies put a secret tail on second baseman Granny Hamner. "So what?" baseball men ask. Private eyes are nothing new in baseball — strictly old stuff. "It's my understanding that all major league clubs, at one time or another, hate had their players' habits investigated," said B aseball Commissioner Ford Frick. Business "Sure, we all have done it—and do it still," acknowledged another highly placed baseball figure. "It's business. It's for the protection of baseball's integrity." Hamner got suspicious of a man tailmg him and had him arrested. The man turned out to be an investigator hired by Phils's owner Bob Carpenter, so Carpenter said. Hamner cried, ''Gestapo tactics." Old-time Yankees recall that Col. Jacob Ruppert once hired a detective to spy on members of his Yankees whom he suspected of violating training rules. The detective once caught the same train with the team, going to St. Louis. He posed as a traveling salesman and became very chummy with Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, Wally Pipp and others. At St. Louis, he suggested the players be his guests. He took a bunch of them to a night club, where he brought out drinks and Stock Cars Return to City They'll Be Off And Running Here Sunday Another sure sign of spring comes around Sunday when stock car racing returns to Blytheville after winter-long absence. The popular stocks will be off and running at Walker Park again at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon under the sponsorship of the Blytheville Stock Car Club. At least 15 drivers are to be on hand for Sunday's competition anc they'll come from Millington, West Memphis, Joiner, Paragould. Caruthersville and Walnut Ridge as well as from Blytheville. Such 1953 crowd favorites as Red Gill and Floyd Seay of Blytheville and Curly Marcak of Caruthersville will be on hand to fight for prize money. Some trials get started promptly at 2 o'clock and the first race gets underway at 2:30. There will be four heat races and one fea ture race. THE ORIGINAL T84O CABIN BOTTLE 86 PROOF, E, G. 6GOZ DISTILLERY COMPANY, BARDSTOWN, Kb pretty girls. Then he lined them all up und posed them for a picture, . with himself included. A few days later the players were called into Ruppert's office and confronted with the picture and the private detective. "That blankety-blank double- crosser," the Yanks fumed. The picture became a prized possession of the late Ed Barrow. Behavior Bonus Ruth., famous for his $1,000 stomach ache, was closely watched because of his value to the team and because his flair for high living. Once he chased an investigator through an entire train, threatening to toss him off in full flight. More recently there's the case of the valuable Yankee relief* pitcher who got an extra $1,000 a month for good behavior. The Yankees hired a detective to keep tab, and the player knew it. Weather Adds Even More Uncertainty For Three- Year-Olds BALTIMORE (0 — "Saturday doubtful" said the forecaster about the weather and it applied very well to tomorrow's Preakness, in which 11 young horses will Whirl around old Pimlico for $140,150 in prize money. Although the supposedly well informed lean heavily toward either --. Robert S. Lytle's Correlation or • Hasty House Farm's Hasty Road . as the likely winner, this is a year so far in which it's a wide-open race for the best 3-year-old. It began when such highly touted prospects as Turn To and Porterhouse were put out of action with injuries early. Then Determine came along to win the May 1 Kentucky Derby, first of the triple- crown classics which bear heavily on selection of the 3-year-old champ. Determine's owner, Andy Crevalin, has left the door open -• now by keeping him out of the Preakness, saying he didn't want "to press^his luck." * Strong Claimant So tomorrow's winner of the 78th Preakness will be a strong claimant to the year's honor until the crown on June 12. Correlation probably will be made the 8-5 betting favorite of the expected crowd of 35,000 tomorrow .This is despite his dis- " appointing sixth in the Derby in the same role. Hasty Road was second in the Derby. But since then, Correlation headed off Hasty Road in the Preakness Prep Monday. Expectations also are likely to be messed up if the rain of yesterday should be repeated Saturday. No one speaking for the 11 entries expressed concern over a .-, slow track, but several admitted they weren't sure how their charges would react to one. Eddie Naloy, trainer of Maine Chance Farm's Jet Action, in fact, hoped the rain would keep up. "I know we can run in it," he said. Trainer Woody Stephens of Woodvale Farm's Goyamo also looked kindly toward a slow track. The other entries are Howard A. Jones' For Free, Mrs. Ada L. Rice's Ring King, Joe W. Brown's Gigantic, T. A. Sears' Nirgal tad, Walmac Farm's Hasseyampa, E. M. O'Brien's Gaidar and Sunny Blue Farm's Admiral Porter. FORD OWNERS Put Your Car in "Trip-Top" shape! You folks who plan a vacation or weekend trip in your Ford will want to make sure it's in good operating condition before leaving. The smart thing to do is have it "travelized" by our own mechanics who will check it for necessary adjustments and for any worn parts that may need replacing. Don't take a chance on operating trouble* that may spoil your holiday. Drive in for Your Travel-Check Today! mnpoiq •^ Phom 3-4453

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