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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAQ1 RY» Cleveland's Indians Really on Warpath By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sport. Writer The Tribe is on the warpath. More and more it looks as if the Indians from Cleveland really mean business this time. No minor skirmishes, no short-lived forays, but a full scale drive right through the American League. The Indians have stretched their lead to two games over the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox since moving into first place last Sunday. Their 2-1 squeaker over the Baltimore Orioles last night was their Everything But WinsL Not since the spring of 1952 have the Indians held first place for as long as a week. With their present lead they can't be budged until tomorrow at the earliest. . Season after season one of the best teams in the. league on paper, Cleveland rarely has been able to find the winning combination. But it's been different recently. When the pitching has faltered the hitters have hit and when all else failed Lady Luck has joined the team. Early Wynn gave Baltimore five hits last night and the Indians needed their luck. They managed just three hits and the only solid, one was a line single in the third by George Strickland. Bad Bounce Al Smith singled home the first run in the third with a bad bounce into right field. Al Rosen drove home the other tally in the eighth with a single that hopped over the head of Vern Stephens at third base. The first Oriole to get past first base was Dick Kryhoski who homered with the bases empty to start the ninth. The Yankees, Who had burned up the West with an 8-2 road trip, returned home to get beaten 6-3 by Boston. Chicago moved into third place with an 8-0 victory over Detroit and Philadelphia lost its seventh in a row, 7-3 to Washington. Ford Weakens In the National League St. Louis overcame Cincinnati 8-7 in 10 innings. Brooklyn edged Pittsburgh 3-2. Philadelphia defeated New York 8-1 and Milwaukee beat Chicago 6-4. Whitey Ford baffled Boston until the sixth inning. Then the weak- hitting Red Sox opened up with six hits including a triple by Milt Bolling, a three-run homer by Harry Agganis and two singles by ackie Jensen. Bob Keegan gave only three hits to the Tigers in pitching his second shutout fos Chicago. The Senators hopped on Art Ditmar for four runs in the first Inning, two oMhem on Pete Runnels' triple, and the Athletics never had a chance against Bob Porterfield who posted his fifth victory. A two base error by Johnny Temple and consecutive singles by Ray Jablonski, Tom Alston and Rip Repulski gave the Cardinals the two runs they needed in the 10th to beat Cincinnati. Stan Musial hit his 14th home run, this one with the bases loaded,' in the seventh. Flyweight Title Goes on Line TOKYO (£1 — World Flyweight Champion Yoshio Shirai of Japan puts his crown on the line here Monday night against little Leo Espinosa of the Philippines, who stopped the Japanese last September in a non-title scrap. The battle of the 112-pounders is expected to prc j uce a record gate of about $50,OK) ?or the little men: Cardinals Still Ride Atop National Loop ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are still riding atop the National League standings by a game and one- half margin thanks to their hitters and Cincinnati's fielding miscues. Baseball Standing! By 1HE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet W L Pet. 14 14 14 14 17 16 15 24 .588 ,548 .548 .533 .500 .500 .483 .314 GB GB 1% St. Louis 20 Philadelphia ... 17 Brooklyn 17 Milwaukee 16 Cincinnati ..... 17 New York 16 Chicago 14 Pittsburgh 11 Today's Games Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. New York at Philadelphia (N). Milwaukee at Chicago (2) Cincinnati at St. Louis (N) Friday's Results Philadelphia 8, New York 1 Brooklyn 3, Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 6, Chicago 4 St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 7 (10 in- inings) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland 21 New York 19 Chicago 20 Detroit 16 Baltimore . Washington Philadelphia 12 11 10 10 12 13 11 16 18 20 17 .677 .613 .606 .593 .429 .379 .333 .320 OB J 2 3 7tt 9 10 tt 10 t Cincinnati bowed to the Birds last night, 8-7, in 10 innings as St. Louis pulled from behind twice to take the victory. x ; Rip Repulsk land Tom Alston banged out singles in the 10th to tie and win the game for the Cardinals after a two-base error by Johnny Temple and a single put the winning runs on base. Cincinnati had tied the game in the ninth and gone ahead in the 10th after Stan (The Man) Musial slammed a grand-slam homer for the Cardinals In the seventh to put them into the lead, 6-5. Extra Inning* The Redlegs, on Temple's single and a double by Wally Post, sent the game into extra innings in the ninth and then came back to score one other run in the 10th on a single by Gus Bell, a wild pitch and a Cardinal error. There were eight miscues in the game, five by Cincinnati. Jim Greengrass had put Cincinnati into the lead in the third on a three-run homer. Musial's home run with the bases loaded was No. 14 for the current season and the fourth grand-slammer of his career. Al Brazle, who took over for starter Harvey Haddix in the eighth, was the winning pitcher. Kenney Raffensberger, the third Cincinnati pitcher, was the loser. St. Louis had scored two runs in the first inning on a double by Red Schoendienst. an error and a Boston 8 Today's Games Chicago at Detroit Baltimore at Cleveland -Philadelphia at Washinfton (N) Boston at New York Friday's Results Boston 6, New York 3 Cleveland 2, Baltimore 1 , Chicago 8, Detroit 0 Washington 7, Philadelphia 8 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham .. 26 14 .650 — Chattanooga ..22 15 .595 2% Atlanta 22 15 .595 2& New Orleans ..20 20 .500 6 Memphis 17 21 .447 8 Nashville 14 19 .424 8& Little Rock .. 14 21 .400 9% Mobile 15 25 .375 11 Friday's Results Little Rock 6, Birmingham 3 Atlanta 6, Memphis 1 t Chattanooga 12, Mobile 9 (Only games scheduled) Today'* Games Memphis at Atlanta Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at New Orleans Little Rock at Birmingham MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Columbus 8, Louisville 1 single by Ray Jablonski. Cincinnati also counted twice in the firsi on a safe bunt, singles by Gus Bell and Ted Kluszewski and an error by Musial. Charleston 3, Toledo 2 St. Paul 5, Kansas City 3 Minneapolis 16, Indianapolis 2 Texas League Oklahoma City 3, Tulsa 2 (11 innings) Fort Worth 4, Dallas 1 Beaumont 8, Houston 5 Shreveport 14, San Antonio 6 Western League Denver 3, Sioux City 2 (10 in nings) Lincoln 6, Des Moines 5 (10 in nings) Colorado Springs 13, Pueblo Omaha 8, Wichita 5 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado 13 8 Greenville ... 11 8 Meridian ... Hot Springs 10 9 11 10 12 11 .619 .579 .476 .474 .429 .421 Monroe 9 Pine Bluff 8 Friday's Results Meridian 6, Greenville 5 El Dorado 11, Monroe 3 Pine Bluff 6, Hot Springs 2 Today's Games El Dorado at Greenville Monroe at Hot Springs Pine Bluff at Meridian Sports Roundup — Ted's Feat Possibly Record Bv GAYLE TALBOT NEW r w YORK 'AP) — At least one fan wishes to know whether Ted Williams' eight hit in nine toes at bat in his memorable performance in the doubleheader at Detroit set any sor of an all-time record. The only answer we can find is that it probably did not. Back in 1892, Wilbert Robinson of Baltimore made seven consecutive hits in the first fame of a doubleheader, which stands as the record for a single game. There is no clue as to what Uncle Robbie did in the second game, but as he was a catcher it is possible he - did not play in it. There seems doubleheader. Pinky Higgins of the of Detroit share the record -for most consecutive hits — 12. The "Hate the Yankees' campaign, which is flowering even in the infant republic of Baltimore, is at least drawing in the fans and pace in its attendance race, against the National .which promises to tion. A tfotal of 227,796 turned out and cuss — the five- time champs in their first nine- game tour of the West. A Baltimore turnout of 46,786 was credited with having booed the Yanks longer and louder than any of the others. Manager Charlie Grimm of Milwaukee declares ^hat the National League is the best balanced it has been since he began his big league carer with the St. Louis Cardi* nals. in 1918. He counts only one club, Pittsburgh, out of the race and thinks that Brooklyn is in for a very trying time. It is 18 years this summer since Bobby Feller, the farm boy from Van Meter, Iowa, began blindinf big league hitters with hi* fast ball, and it looks a* though a great pitcher is coming to the end of the trail. Bobby has made only WANTED AUTOMOBILE SALESMEN-To Mil new and «s«d car. and trucks Most popular lines on market today. Prefer Experienced lawmen GoS pay, *«"«* working condition* Apply in ptr- •on-All repltof confidential. Horner-Wilson Motor Co. 317 East Main — Oldsmobile—GMC — Blythevillt knocked from the box both times. The summer sports schedule wil reach its peak June 17, when Rocky M a r c i a n o and Ezzar Charles meet for the heavyweigh championship here and the Na tional Open Golf Championshi opens at Baltusrol just across th Hudson in New Jersey. There is some slight evidenc the Yankees art not quite the clu they used to be. They took th American League lead May 12 las never to give it up. Pierre Langlois Muddles Middleweight Title Picture By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Pierre Langlois, third upset winner from Jean Bretonnel's fighting liable in the last eight days, has scrambled middleweight title plans by mandhandling t tiuj- ging Joey Giardello. Giardello was in line for in Oc- ober shot tt Bobo Olson's crown —if the champ got past Rocky lastellani in August. Now Lfin- lois is screaming from the roof ops. Parlay Pays A fellow with a flair for figures calculated a $10 parlay no the French trio of Jacques Royer, Hoacine Khalfi and Langlois would have netted $2,790. The unanimous decision for Lan-' glois~6-3-l by both judges, Artie Aidala and Jack Gordon and 5-4-1 AND AWAY WE GO!—-In the best heave-ho-my-hearties tradition Coxswain Paul Andonian is pitched high, wide and not so handsome and into the Oakland Estuary. The Washington crew beat California by five lengths. (NEA) Little Leogut Ntwt —Legion Faces Big Rebuilding Task (This is a third in a series dealing with the six Little League clubs for the 1954 season which opens June 1.) By J. P. FRIEND Ott Mullins, colorful and able manager of the American Legion entry in the Little League, has a four-fold job before lim as the 1954 season approaches. He must find replacements for three-fourths of his infield and uncover a centerfielder. Missing from his second-place team of last year are Glen Dale! Howard, ace lefthander, who doubled on the mound and at first base; Burley White, outstanding shortstop; Billy Hatch, crack third baseman, and Bobby Peek, who was developing into a good gardener. Power, Too This loss represents more than just defense. It took the bulk of his power which must be replaced if the Legions are to again prove the nemesis to the championship. Howard not only was an outstanding pitcher-first sacker. but a fine hitter. He finished with .500 and was the only weekly leader to repeat during the season. Howard's only loss in six decisions was to the champion Lions Club in his pitching debut. His 5-1 record was second to Bratcher, the leader with 8-1. Stick Marks White batted .333 Hatch hit .292 and Peek wound up with a respectable .286. Bobby was getting the hitting hang when the season ran out. Fox," as Mullins is affec- tionally called by those acquainted with his managerial and coaching ability, has a nucleus for another good team, including his battery, Doug Dorris and Jerry (.Monk) Rounsavall. Doug, a righthander, threw harder than any other-, pitcher last year but was unable to pace himself. Consequently, he ran out of gas in late innings and encountered most of his trouble. Ott believes most of that was due in inexperience and hopes the year's work will prove most valuable this summer. Doug is also a good hitter with power. His batting average was .385; won two and lost the same number on the hill. Comical but capable Rounsavall is back to handle the backstop duties and he. too, should be better than ever. Small but alert and quite sharp for hi* few years, "Monk" was rated the best receiver and all-round catcher in the league last year. He is conceded a better hitter than his .323 mark; is especially tough in the clutch. The fans loved him for his wit and humor, plus the fact that he turned in consis- by referee Ruby Goldstein provoked sharp reaction on all sides. The AP had Langlois on top 7-3. "Pierre is going home to Paris and he won't come back until he gets Olson," yelled George Kanter who handles Bretonnol's American business. "I didn't box at all tonight." Giardello said. "My mind wasn't all there. I thought I would have won if I didn't get knocked down." The lone knockdown of the Madison Square Garden fight came in solid counter right to tht jtw. t punch Bretonnel said thty practiced all week, Olardello got 09 at about two but took the auto* matic eight and ont more for food measure itandlnf in a corner. Langlois, 159'/ 4 , treated Olards*- lo, 160 Va, toughly in tht oorntri and along the ropes. Seldom WM Giardello able to cut loose witk the rapid combination that knocked out Garth Panter, Walt Carttar tad Willie Troy in his last thrt the ninth when Lnnglois landed a vious starts. U. S. Olympic Power Is Previewed Local Golfers Fourth in Pro-Am Williams, Farrington Compete in Jonesboro's Buzick Memorial Event Toski: More Bounce to Ounce He Still Leads Eastern Open as He Goes Three Under By LOU PANOS BALTIMORE iff) — Tiny Bob Tosk'i, still getting more bounce to the ounce, swung into the third round of the $20,000 Eastern Open today leading his nearest rival by three strokes and the rest of the golfing pack by seven. The 5-foot-8 swinger from Livingston. N. J., yesterday added a 3-under-par 69 to his opening round 66 for a 135 total, a record at the halfway mark. The old 36-hold rec- or dof 137 was set by Clayton Heafner in 1950 and is shared by three others. Also Bans All alone at 138 was Jim Tur- nesa of Briarcliff, N. Y., yesterday's best performer with a 68 and the only other competitor to beat par 72 for the second straight day over the rugged Mt. Pleasant municipal course. Four strokes behind Turnesa came George Fazio of Pine Valley, N. J., who matched Toski's 69. JONESBORO, Ark. (^P)—Johnny Buzick of Monette definitely was the man to beat as match play began this morning in the tournament named for his late father-the J. W. Buzick Memorial. Big John not only is the defending champion but also Arkansas' hottest amateur golfer for the past few weeks. Thursday and yesterday he teamed with pro Bib Sellers of Hot Springs to win the pro-am division of the Buzick tourney for the second successive year with a best ball card of 64-65-129. His individual score alone each day was well below par 73 for the Jonesboro Country Club layout-a 69 Thursday and a 70 yesterady. Wins At Little Rock Earlier this month he and Ted Darragh of Little Bock Won the Little Rock Country Club Pour Ball, which means that as he teed off thlt morning he had yet to lose tournament match in Arkansas this year. This mornings first round was to be followed by the quarterfinal this afternoon. The semi-finals and finals will be played tomorrow. With Buzick. exempted as defending champion, the lowest score posted yesterady in qualifying for the amateur match play was ane- under par 72. Two contenders, Miller Barber of Texarkana and Howard Wlllcockson of Jonesboro. tied at that level and a playoff between them for medal honors was coupled with first-round matches. Lone Eagle, Roberts on Mat Card After two consecutive weeks of ild and wooly Texas rules grappling, regulation tag wrestling re- urns to the Memorial Auditorium ring Monday night. And along with it comes four topnotch heavyweights, including the southern junior heavyweight cham- New Infielden Mike Boyd; good fielder with a light stick, has earned his second base job, and is expected to be flanked by newcomers Hulon Kirk at first and Russell Moore, short, and Prank Craig at third. Craig was with the club last season but . saw limited action. Johnny Plunkett, who batted an outstanding .448. head* the outfield brigade. Johnny was one of the several who made the grade as a nine-year old in '53, led them all at the plate. Don Nelson, perhaps the smallest «and one of the youngest to earn an outfield spot, is also back for left field. Don missed only one fly and displayed a was Chicago's Bob Rosburg, lumped at 143 with half a dozen others including Jack Burke Jr. of Kiarnesha Lake, N. Y. Also at 143 were Gary Middlecoff of Kiamesha Lake who had a 72 yesterday: Australian Peter Thomson, 73: Lloyd Mangrum, Niles, m., 72; Roy McKenzie, Lawrenceville, N. J., 70. and Julius Boros, Mid Pines, N. C., 70. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS New York (Madison Square Garden) _ Pierre Langlois, 159Vi, France, outpointed Joey Giardello, 160y 2 , Philadelphia, 10. Melbourne — Frank Flannery, 142%, Australia, outpointed Carl Coats, 140, Baltimore, 12. strong accurate throwing arm despite his age. Terry Mullins, whom Ott expects to develop into one of the best ball hawks in the league, is ticketed for center. Because of inexperience within the infield this club is a qostion mark. But it has strong possibilities, especially if Dorris comes through as expected. It should be dangerous and.cause plenty of trouble before the race is over. "If we can get by the first few games without getting hurt too much we should make a race of it!' Which seems to be the understatement of the year. Next: Shrine Club. the pro-am were pro Johnny Whitten and Cy Speck Jr., Little Rock with 86-67-133. Pro Jake Fondren and Curtis Pearson of Memphis were third a 67-68-135. Two teams tied with 136s" and In a playoff for fourth place pro Paul Farrington and Mack Wil Hams Jr.. Blytheville, defeated pro Curtis Collier of Port Smith and Barney Osmet of Jonesboro. First-round pairings for the am- ate'ur match play: Johnny Buzick, Monette, defending champion ys Ellis Bogan, Fayetteville (77). Monte Lopata, St. Louis. (75). vs W. I. Osborn, Memphis (77). Miller Barber, Texarkana (72) vs Mack Williams Jr., Blytheville (77) lis spurs in nationally televised bouts. Red Roberts, the southern junior heavyweight champ, is scheduled ,o team with Al Getz In the 90 minute time limit, best two of three falls main event. And opposing them will be Chief Lone Eagle, who was a very popular performer in nationally televised bouts a year or so ago, and Joe Welch, the guy who put the stopper on The Monster here week before last. Even though this will be regulation Australian tag wrestling, it 1: expected to get plenty wild before the evening is over. Veteran Blytheville fans know that Roberts and Getz are perfect ly capable of making any bout ex citing with their rough and tumble antics. ^ And another attraction tha should make for an interesting eve ning will be the appearance of Lon Eagle's wife, Princess Jutnlta, wh always sits in her husband's cor ner and gives helpful assistance o the Indian drums. In addition to the main event two one-fall preliminary bouts ar also on the card with Lone Eagl meeting GeU and Roberts taking or Welch. Tony De Marco Fights Tonight BOSTON Of) — Boston's Tony De Marco puts an il-fight winnlni streak on the line tonight in a 10 round televised welterweight bou with Johnny Cesario of Hartford Conn., at the Boston Arena. The bout starts at 7 p.m. (CST). vs. W. A. Dowell Jr., Walnut Ridg (78). Howard Willcockson, Jonesbon (72) vs. Kenney Lanning, Rolla Mo. (77). Barney- Osmet, Jonesboro (75) vs Dr. N. A. Grammer. Batesviile <77) George Puryear, Jonesboro (74 vs. Dick Carroll. Forrest City (77) Jim Parkin, Poplar Bluff, Mo (77) vs. Dr. W. B. Cockroft, Mem Bill Ramsey, Shreveport. La., (75) phis (79). 11 Sophomores Duel For Preakness Cash By JOHN CHANDLER BALTIMORE OP)—The search for a 3-year-old champion of 1954 continues today as 11 sophomores duel in the $100,000-added Preakness, second jewel in the triple crown and Maryland's most famous thoroughbred classic. If the weatherman is on his good behavior, a crowd of some 35,000 is expected to see the 78th running of the mile and three-sixteenths affair which will have the richest gross purse since the Maryland Jockey Club's initial preak- ness in 1873. Correlation Favored California-bred Correlation has been established the 7-5 morning line favorite due to his close head- victory oVer Hasty Road in Monday's Preakness prep. There will be plenty of green backs as well on Hasty oad. Odds on Hasty Road, who fin ished second behind Determine in the Kentucky Derby, were set a 5-2. Correlation was the 3-1 Derbj favorite but finished sixth after rough trip when he suffered sllgh injuries. Determine's owner, Andj Crevolin, decided to ease up on California. The Many to Run Belmont Stakes and othe big summer races like the Arling ton Classic and American Derbj may be necessary before a 3-year old champion is crowned, bu here today. The next five horses to finish BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING TAG MATCH Plus 2 Pre/fminonts CHIEF JOE LONE EAGLE & WELCH venue Red AL ROBERTS & GETZ Robtrtt vs. Welch after Determine Two World Records Fall In L. A. Meet By GRAHAM BEERT LOS ANGELES(AP) — America's 1954 Olympic ames power was previewed n the 14th Coliseum Relays ast night as 47,611 fans uw records smashed in the shot put and two-mile relay and sparkling performances by he nation's top baton teams. Big Parry O'Brien of th« Lot Angeles Athletic Club bttt«r«d his own official (59 feet 2% inches) and pending (eO-SVi) world rtoordt n the shot put with a maiUrful throw of 60-5%. The long one camt on his seventh and final tOM. Beit Two Mil* And a fleet-footed foursome from Fordham University raced fee fastest two-mile in history. Their Amc of seven minutes 27.3 second* U nearly two full seconds better than the world record of 7:91.2 eel by an all-star American team to London in 1952. Anchorman Tom Courtney, wiMi a running start, was timed in 1:48.3 for his 880 lap. This exceeds Mai Whitfield's world mark of 1:49.1. Southern California surprised bjr winning the one-mile relay In 3:10.7, the fastest time this season, with Jim Lea racing his anchor lap in 45.9. The Trojans also upset the University of Texas sprint relay teams in the 440 and MO, marking the first defeats this year for the Longhorn*. 6-» Jump USC's time in the 110 relay was 1:34.1. The Trojans just did beat out Texas in the 440-yard relay in the good time of 40.7. The expected soaring contest between Troy*s Ernie Shelton and East Texas State's Charles Holding lived up to expectations, ihel- ton won with a leap of 6-9%. Holding was second with 8-7%. The so-called Roger Bannister miracle mile was less excitinfi with Ingvar Ericsson of Sweden coming from behind In the last 7 C yars to win easily In 4:13.1. Dean Smith of Texas won the 100-yard dash In 9.6. He was pushed by Andy Stanfield of the Grand Street Boys Assn. of New York. £3-Second Hurdles Stanfield captured the 310-yard low hurdles in 23 seconds flat. In the past four years he has won the 100 and low hurdles three times each and captured the hroad jump once. In the discus, world record holder Fortune Gordien of the LAAO heaved one out 18-10 with hit sweat clothes on. It was food enough to win. O'Brien was second at 178 feet. A national two-mile freshman relay record was established by ft UCLA team in 7:40.4. In the open two-mile — won In world record time by Fordham — the second and third place teams, California and Occidental respectively, both also ran faster than the previous world mark. Churchill Downs May 1 are here for the battle. After Hasty Road at Louisville were Hasseyampa, Goyamo, Admiral Porter and Correlation. Completing the Preakne&s lineup are some contenders who are capable of upsetting all calculations. Chief among those appears to be Jet Action, the handsome chesnut charger from Maine. Jet Action and Goyerno, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes, *re listed at 8-1 in the track's morning line--. Others who will try for the Preakness riches are Gigantic. For Free, Nirgal Lad, Ring Kinff, «4 Gaidar. SUNDAY MAY 23 STOCK at WALKER PARK OVAL • THRILLS • SPILLS • FUN Time Trials 2 p.m.- Races 2:30 p.m. Admission 75c and 25c

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