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SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 1953 BLYT1IKVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE nra Braves, Dodgers Have Same Horoscope Date By BEN PHLEGAK Associated Tress Sports Writer Charlie Grimm better chock with Charlie Orcssen on which astrologer he reads. If he doesn't, the stars may get the National League pennant race all confused. Milwaukee Charlie celebrated his 55th birthday yesterday and his horoscope, as compiled by one New York stargazer, claims his present frustration is only temporary and that everything will be okay in two weeks. Shoemaker Rides Four Winners Yesterday DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — When he rode four winners at the Del Mar track yesterday, Wee Willie Shoemaker became the first American jockey lo boot in 300 or more in three different years. That is quite an achievement for* fellow who observed his 22nd a fellow who observed his 22nd ... . birthday this month, but it is a IA/f\fY)pn bare start on the goal he has set, ¥7 Ul I Id I for himself. "Silent Shoe," as Ms;^ **, . f fellow jockeys know him, plans to f l*j I flffl ff\f be aboard his 400th winner on or, VI I V*w!U I \JI before Dec. 31. The modern record , , . k I • I , for winners in a single season Is Mf\nfifl\l Nlflnt held by Tony Desplrlto, who had /TlUIIUUJr Iliyill S90 in 1952. Western owners, trainers and even his jockey competitors are agreed that Shoemaker Is the brightest young star in the riding game today. They say that barring accident he should establish all sorts of records. He has the ideal temperament. He's cool, relaxed at all times. A $100,000 race Is no dif. ferent to him than a SI, 500 claim- jng event. "Shoe" has no weight problem. He's 98 pounds of heart and muscle and at 22 he's a sound judge of pace and distance, and seems to sense exactly what his horse has left in reserve for a drive for the wire. Willie and his charming wife, Virginia, live in a 31-foot trailer that is parked near whatever track Is operating in California. Shoemaker got the trailer after he became 21. A guardian handled his affairs from 1950, when he became a full. fledged rider, until he reached maturity. His assets at the end of the first two years were over $100,000, and he's making more than $100.000 a year now. He is so much in demand that he can pretty well get the lop horses, and his agent, Harry Eillert, always has his book filled. The minimum fee Is $20 a ride and $50 for a winner, but the owner's courtesy usually is a $50 or $100 win ticket on the mount for a top jockey. aton Rouge Meets ^ New Orleans Tonight CAMDEN ffl — Defending champions Baton Rouge, La., meets Dabdoud Motors of New Orleans here tonight In the finals of the Southwest Regional Women's Softball Tournament. The New Orleans team must score twin victories over the undefeated defending champs to win the title. New Orleans already has been defeated once in the double elimination tournament. Dabdoud dropped Pine Bluff, Ark., 7-3* and Memphis, 2-1, In the semi-finals last night. Dottie Elliott hurled 5-hit ball for the first decision and Hazel Mermilliod allowed only four hits in the nightcap. Fitzhugh Returns To Texas Tech L. W .Fitzhugh of Blytheville will be one of the returning lettermen at Texas Tech this Fall, where he was well known last year for his fine Job of playing offensive guard. The 24 year old lineman was a freshman at Alabama in 1950 and »is studying physical education. Ruth Boatoallle Women wrestlers returned to the Memorial Auditorium ring Monday night as one half of the American Legion's double main event program. Miss Ruth Boatcallie and Miss Carol Cook, two of the leading women grapplers in action today, will square off in one of the two 90- minute time limit bouts on Promoter Mike Meroney's card. In the other bout, two top male heavyweights, Chief Big Heart and Rex Mobley, will swap holds. It will be the first Blytheville appearance for both Miss Boatcallie and Miss Cook. Both come here highly rated by the National Wrestling Alliance. In the other bout, Chief Big Heart and Mobley will be trying to settle a grudge that developed in a bout here in last Monday night's bouts. Last Monday night's tag affair between Chief Big Heart and Lester Welch and Mobley and Walter Sirois. ended In a near riot. Mobley and Big Heart engaged in their own private fight in that one and this feud is expected to flare anew in next week's bout. Because of the double main event program, no preliminary bouts will j be on the card. -+ Grimm, who hasn't conceded anything to the Brooklyn Charlie even though -his club trails Ores- sen's club by 9'/j games, might Interpret this prediction as meaning the Braves are still alive and the Dodgers are due for a fall. The big hitch is that Dressen has a. birthday coming up Sept. 20, soon enough that his horoscope at the moment is the saine as Grimm's. And Brooklyn Charlie's "slight frustration" presently is the fact his Dodgers are so close and yet so far from clinching- their second straight pennant. If everything clears up for him, too, in the next two weeks. RS the astrologer suggests, it could only mean the Dodgers would be In. Dodgers Play Better Although the Braves have played excellently—winning 24 of 34 in the last month — the Dodgers have played better—25 victories in 32 games over the same period. Both clubs won last night. The Braves beat the New York Giants 3-1 with Warren Spahn winning . his 19th game. Brooklyn banged four home runs for the second game In'succession, whippint Cincinnati 9-7. Pee Wee Reese hit two. Carl Furillo one and Roy Campanella one. The Dodgers now have tied the National League record of having four hitters with 20 or more homers in the season. Campanula's drive, his 33rd, equalled his all- time major league high. Curt Simmons of the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the Chicago Cubs on four singles 5-0 and St. Louis edged Pittsburgh 10-9. Cards Rally In the American League the New York Yankees dropped their second straight to Cleveland 3-2. The Chicago White Sox also bowed 4-3 to Boston. St. Louis defeated Philadelphia 8-3 and Washington thumped Detroit 7-4. The Yanks lead by 9"/ 2 . The Cardinals rallied after P burgh exploded for seven runs In the fifth inning. A pinch hit single by Red Schoendienst with the bases loaded in the seventh provided the winning run. Steady Eddie Lopat of the Yankees lost his third game of the senson in bowing to Cleveland. Al Rosen's 34th homer tied the count in the sixth and the Tribe got the winning tally in the seventh when Bobby Avila scored on a double by Bill Qlynn. Boston's victory over Chicago was only the fifth for the Red Sox in 18 games this season. Ji mPier- sall drove home the winning run with a triple in the seventh. Dick Kryhoskt starred as the Browns swept their three game series from the athletics. He drove in four runs with a double, triple and home run. Mickey Vernon, Washington's 35- year-old first baseman, increased his league leading batting average to .329 with two single.s and a home run against the Tigers. He scored two runs and drove In two. Ted Kroll In Same Spot As Last Year WETHERSPIELD, Conn. «0 —A year ago, Ted Kroll of New Hart- lord, N. Y., got hot In the third round of the first $15.000 Insurance City Open Golf Tournament and went on to win. Today, he was in an almost identical spot, and threatening seriously. Can he do it again? He feels his four-under-par 69-69—138, seven strokes off the pace, can be the springboard for history lo repeat Itself on the 6.541 yards Wethersfleld Country Club course. The bald, war hero wo nit in 1952 with a 79-hole total of 273. Kroll will have lo do better than 273, however, if he hopes to win again, according to the experts here, including most of the big name pros. Ed Porky Oliver of Palm Springs, Calif., suggests 268 or 267. and strikes a popular chord. Par for four rounds is 284. And par is taking a terrible drubbing. Jim Turnesa of Briarcliff, N. Y., 1952 PGA champ, tops the sluggers with a 36-hole total of 131. Bight behind him is 126-pound Ben Toski of Northampton, Mass., with 132, followed by Lanky Jim Per- rler o! San Francisco, 133. The sentimental favorite is Doug Ford, born in New Hnven, Conn., and now pro at Karrison, N. Y., winner of the Montreal Open last week, he tees off today only five 1 strokes behind Turnesa. Australia's Net Stars Assault US National Tennis Championship Test Starts BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Last Pet. Ilclilnil Won Lost I'd Behind Brooklyn .... 87 40 .685 — Milwaukee ..78 50 .609 (l'i Philadelphia . 71 56 .55!) 16 St. Louis .... 69 56 .552 17 New York ... 59 67 .468 27! 2 Cincinnati ... 56 10 .444 30'i Chieniio 48 78 .381 38'i Pittsburgh ...,41 92 .308 49 FOREST HILLS. N. Y. liil—Alls-! tralia's young tennis stars, who! were Unvaried at Wimbledon, open : ... , | their assault on the United States | j, .'" I National Tennis championships to- „ " " dny Bosion W.ishinRion Ken Rosp\v;iU slender black ik^-t. .kv.-i 11 ,1 ii, ti Manuel u[at~n i haired sivaioRisi, runs headlong in- iv,i,-n,t to what looks to be the toughest I „, , „,' New York Id 73 71 63 Philadelphia . 51 , . .Jen-oil 45 ghest „, ,„,,(. 4= match on Hie first day of the 10-day ° '••• * tournnment on the grass courts of , the West Side Tennis Club. He faces Bernard Bartzen of San, Angelo. Tex., a dangerous left-) Nashville .... bander. Back on the tournament] Atlanta j trail after an army hitch Bnrtzen Memphis — has shown signs of regaining the i Birmingham AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind 85 41 .675 — 51 .598 9' 2 S3 .571) 12 57 .555 15 66 .488 23 76 .402 34 Va 81 .357 40 84 .349 41!.j SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind 80 G2 .563 — 77 62 .554 1' 2 78 Miller Barber Under Par in Odessa's Tourney ODESSA, Tex-. &i — A University of Arkansas star golfer and a St. Louis pro teamed for a best ball 64 yesterday for the lead in the S7 r 500 Odessa pro-am golf tournament. Miller Barber, of Texarkana and pro Ray Montgomery shot a 36-hole score of 130. 14 strokes under par. They had fired a 66 in the opening round. 74 PUTTING POINT—President Dwight D. Eisenhower pointed 'out th« fact that this putt rimmed the cup at Denver's Cherry Hill Country Club. (NEA) Wilson Has 28 Out for Grid Practice WILSON — Twenty-eight candidates for a berth on the Wilson High School football team completed a week of daily workouts Friday. Coach Bill Yates and his assistant Billy Joe Rosa aren't too optimistic about the outcome of this year. Coach Yates said the prospects were slim since seven good players were lost by graduation and only eight of the candidates are returning lettermen. Returning lettermen are Kyle Teal. Howard CIS- sell, John Cash, Jerry Eyals, John Ed Ward, Bob Douglas, Billy Rankin and Billy Tranum. The positions left vacant in the backfield as well as on the line will be hard to replace, he said. Six of the H scheduled garnet ate in conference competition. The remaining teams are in the A division. Conference games are with Lepanto, Shawnee, Earle, Keiser, Luxora and Burdette. The Bulldogs will open their 1953 season at home with Lepanto, Sept. 11. The remaining schedule Is as follows: Sept. 18, Marked Tree, there; Sept. 25. Harrisburg, here; Oct. 2, Shawnee, there; Oct. 9, Earle. here; Oct. 16, Keiser, here; Oct. 24, West Memphis, there; Oct. 30, open; Nov. 6, Osceola, here; Nov. 13,.Luxora, there; Nov. 20, Burdette, there. Boxer Camera Becomes Citizen LOS ANGELES (JI — Primo Carnera, the big boxer from Italy, is now. a United States citizen. 'I've wanted to be an American citizen ever since I came to this country to fight Jack Sharkey," the onetime heavyweight king said yesterday after he had taken the oath In Federal Court. The Shark- fight was in 1933. "My family and I are the happiest people in the world today." Camera now makes a good living as a wrestler. His wile, Pina, became a citizen at the same time. They were accompanied in court by their children, Jean Marie, 10, and Umberto, 13. brilliant form lie displayed as n junior. The 18-year-old Rosewall could have plenty of trouble, Rose-wall's 18-year-old buddy, Big Lew Hoad, will be able to give vocal support from the sidelines since he isn't scheduled for action until tomorrow. Vic Sclxns of Philadelphia, the man who turned back the Aussies at Wimbledon In June, is top seeded amonc the Americans. He meets Morton stern of Philadelphia in a match immediately preceding the Rosewall-Bartzen engagement. The Americans seeded behind Seixas in order are Tony Trabert; | Gardner Mulioy, a losing finalist i last year; Art Larsen, who won the j title in 1950 and was the last (American to succeed; Ham Richardson, Straight Clark and Budge Patty and Tom Brown. Behind Rosewall In the foreign seedinps are Hoad, Mervyn Rose of Australia ;Kurt Nielsen of Denmark who reached the Wimbledon final against Seixas; Rex Hartwlg of Australia; Enrique Morea of Argentina; Sven Davidson of Sweden and Ian Ayre of Australia. While the men's division figures to be wide open, defending champion Maureen Connolly dominates the women's entry.. She's won it twice in a row and is aiming to become the first girl ever to hold four major World titles — American, Australia, British and French — in the same year. Joe DIMaggio, former outfielder for the Yankees, participated in 11 All-Star games, the greatest number ofor any American Leaguer. Read Courier News Classified Ads. New Orleans Chattanooga . Little Rock ... 62 Mobile .. 58 82 .553 .517 .489 .465 .443 .414 101; 14 17 21 Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 3, New York 1 Brooklyn !), Cincinnati 8 Philadelphia 6, Chicago 0 St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 8 AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 3, New York 2 Washington 7, Detroit 4 Boston 4, Chicago 3 St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans 8, Atlanta 5 Mobile 3, Birmingham 1 Chattanooga 4, Nashville 3 Memphis 11, Little Rock 7 Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnat at Brooklyn—Bacz.ew- ski (8-3) or Kelly (1-1) vs. Podres (8-4). , Milwaukee at New York — Bur- detle (13-2) vs. Gomez (11-7). St. Louis at Pittsburgh — Mizell (11-8) vs. Pace (6-51. Chicago at Philadelphia—Minner (8-14) vs. Roberts (21-10). AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Cleveland—Kraly (0-0) or Reynolds (10-6) vs. Lemon (17-13). Boston at Chicago—Parnell (177) vs. Johnson (1-3). Washington at Detroit — Porterfield (16-101 vs. Hoeft (8-11). (Only games) Sports Roundup — Turk Wants to Move Boxing 'Out West By GAl'LE TAL.BOT NEW YORK (AP) — Ordinarily one must accept with great reserve any bold new plan Lo transfer the seat of the boxing industry from (he big population centers of the East and Midwest out to the wide open spaces, but here comes a man who sounds as though he means business. His name is Herman (Turk) well, if not belter, than any oner campaigner Prujan, and he says he intends to turn Las Vegas into this nation's boxing capital, adding to its established fame as a gambling and cultural center. We have not had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Pru- jan. but the fact that he has signed Barney Ross as his matchmaker counts heavily in his favor. We admired Barney as a Very fine fighter and champion from the day he came out of Chicago until the night at Madison Square Garden Bowl when Henry Armstrong gave him a final terrible beating for the welterweight title. We, along with many others, admired him more greatly later on when he fought and conquered an evon tougher foe. So if Barney's in on it we'll have <o string along. Las Vegas "We are planning," wires Prujan, "to stage two world's championships in Las Vegas this winter. We are endeavoring to arrange ither a lightweight or welterweight title bout for November.' For a January date we have just wired Al Weill, manager of Rocky Marciano, an offer of $250,000 with the iisual champion's percentage plus television rights for Rocky to defend against an outstanding opponent, providing of course that he beats Roland LaStarza. "The fabulous city of Las Vegas will support such attractions as spo in the country. It would be the first chance Las Vegas hotels —which you know are all fabulous gambling centers— to exploit the The Gambling boxing game, for reasons best known to many people, is a very sensitive sort of sport. It has city before the eyes of millions' .spent much money and effort from coast to coast. Everyone is hiring commissioners and police- behind the idea and we are ready, men to rid it of some of its to shoot the works. Members of'shadier aspects and generally make our group all are former Detroiters, it fit to be displayed in the best now In business In Las Vegas." parlors of the nation. The result To which Ross adds: is that no really juicy boxing Won't Knock [scandal has come tn light in years. "He (Prujan) is a tremendous | What we are getting at is that person and capable of putting over. you do have gambling in Las anything. He has unlimited finaii', Vegas, and if there is anything cinl support and will be a great boxing is likely to shy away from addition to the boxing game, a j it's an open association with men throwback to the days of Tex! who make a living by being on Hickard. He is 42, weighs in around the right side of the law of 220 pounds on his six feet, two j averages. Just the fact that the inches p.nd has a magnetic person-' gambhne halls are there, we fear, aiity. He has been a close student' would hurt your chances of landing a championship. You may recall that they held a fine golf tournament at Vegas not long ago and that many of of the boxing game for many years and will be a terrific promoter for the bouta planned for Vegas. You won't go Wrong boosting this guy or anything he does." Okay, Barney, if \ve don't boost fellowi mighty least have won't what knock. You looks like sweet set-up out there. This is one instance where we'll even go for that badly overworked phrase "unlimited financial support." If Las Vegas hasn't got money somebody's been making up tales. But mind If we point out a thing or two to an old fellow, BIG CATS — Curtis Loveless and Virgil Williams of BlylhevUle, Route 4, (left and right above) teamed up on the catfish in Sardis Lake, Miss., last Tuesday and pulled in a 40 and a 22 pounder while Jugg fishing. It was the first trip for Mr. Loveless and he said that it took him 45 minutes to land the big one. Lena Faulk, Polly Riley Toss-Up in Finals By HUGH FULLERTON JR. PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) — If Mary Lena Faulk only had her own golf clubs, she might have macte a shambles of the 1953 U. S. Women's Amateur championships. As it is, she's rated no worse than a toss-up against Polly Riley in today's 36-hole final for the 63rd championship. All through this tournament, tin lean. Jut-jewed Thomasville, Ga., girl has been playing with a set of Irons borrowed from pro- Peggy Kirk, and a once-discarded set of woods and putter. And .through the five rounds she scored better than anyone in the tournament. After losing to Philomena Garvey In the semi-finals of the British Amateur championship last June, Mary Lena shopped her clubs home by boat. She's still waiting for them and that's whs she had to use the makeshift set when she returned to competition after a Long rest. The new ones almost failed her yesterday in her semi-final match against 16-year-old Margaret Wif- fi Smith of Mexico. She got off to a rocky start and lost the second and third holes — after going 29 straight holes without losing one— and then went throe down *ith a double-bogey five on the fifth hole. She did better, fighting her way back to a 3 and 2 victory over the calm, reddish-haired Guadalajara girl, who Looks a lot like Patty Berg and who hits the ball with author- Fights Last Niqht Baltimore, Md—Hurt Whltehurst. ]83la, Baltimore scored a tko over Al Schllmm, 211'A, Baltimore, 1. Indianapolis, Ind.—Gene Parker, H6 ; , l l, Indianapolis outpointed Sammy Mastrean, 147ft, Pittsburgh. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Mobile Atlanta at Birmingham Nashville at Chattanooga Little Rock at Memphis 'rompt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. !• IB p.m. with Deliver; l* 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 Wat Main 81 Against Miss Riley ,a muscular live-footer whom she had met on three other occasions, Miss Faulk wont' be able to afford a letdown. Polly, who has come through ths hardest quarter of the draw, had another rough match yesterday against Mrs. Philip J. Cudone of Montclair, N. J., but pulled it out on the 19th green after catching up at the 16th. Billy Rosa Is New Coach at Wilson WILSON—Billy Joe Rosa of RUB- scllvllle, has assumed his duties aa assistant football coach at Wilson High School. He will also coach Junior High basketball and teach Jr. High mathematics, Mr. Rosa Is a graduate of Henderson State College at Arkadelphia whflre he lettered In football and basketball. This Is his first year ai uoach find tcucher. Abraham Lincoln was nearly 40 years old when the first known picture of him was taken.' When its time To Repaint You'll save money hy select Inn good paint. Good paint lasts longer and the lonjei intervals between painting lower* your annual cost. We recommend V A N E - C A L V E R T Paints, martt! by "America's Oldest Mixed Paint House." Phone 4552 and we will figure (he cost and recommend a good painter. E. C. ROBINSON LUMPER CO. the nation's competed in not long agp the nation's best professionals j H. Butdldyouknow and that many of best professionals competed in it. But did you know that the event occasioned considerable criticism and that there will be strong opposition to holding another such event? However, Barney, good luck in the venture, and we could be wrong. Hope so. Eddie Mangtmlello of Revere, Mass., is the captflin of the Brandeis U. football team for the second consecutive year. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Aug. 31 8:15 p.m. Adults 60c — Children ISc DOUBLE MAIN EVENT WOMEN WRESTLERS Mils Ruth Buarcallie VS. Miss Carol Cook 90-Minute Time Limit MEN WRESTLERS Chief Big Heart VS. Rex Mobley (Id-Minnie Time Limit Just Arrived WINTER HAIRY VETCH OREGON GROWN We accept I'M A purchase certificates from all surrounding counties in Arkansas and Missouri. FARMERS — Watch for nolhvorm damage in your cotton. Call us for DOT, liquid or dust. The Paul D. Foster Co. Phone 341B No. Highway 61 Blytheville Warehouse COLEMAN HEATIN G ROUND-UP SALE On Your Old Heating Equipmtnt Halsell & White Furniture Co. MAIN & DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLE PHONE 6096 On Your Old Htatlng Equipment

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