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Monday, May 24, 1954
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PAGE SH BLYTHEVILLE CAKK.) COURIER NEWS Oldtimers Have a Day In Both Major Loops Williams, Feller, Roe Stand Out By JOE REICHLER AP Sports Writer Baseball may be a young man's game but you can't convince Bob Feller, Ted Williams, Mickey Vernon, Preacher Roe, Marv Grissom and some of those other grey- beards. Led by these veterans of 36 or thereabouts, and the 39-year-old Ellis Kinder ,the "Old Guard" had quite a day yesterday. Even such yearlings as 33-year-old Andy Paf- ko and 31-year-old George Kell got Ideas and joined in the fun. 250th Win Feller, who will be 36 in November, pitched his first victory of the season and the 250th of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore in a double-header 14-3 and 2-1 to increase their American League lead to 2y 2 games over Chicago. The tribe had to go into extra Innings in the nightcap to post their llth victory in a row. Pitcher Art Houtteman won his own game with a 12-inning double that scored George Strickland. Al Rosen's homer in the ninth, his eighth in the last nine games, off Bob Turley, forced the game into overtime. . Ted Hits Williams banged two singles and drew three walks in six times at bat, drove in a run and scored three as Ike Boston Red Sox out- Slugged the New York Yankees 10-9. Kinder hurled the last three Innings to receive credit for his second Boston triumph. The Red Sox tallied seven runs in the last three innings to knock New York into third place. Kell, playing his last game for Boston, collected three hits, drove in three runs and scored twice. It was not until after the game that he learned he had been sold to the Chicago White Sox for undisclosed cash and infielder Grady Hatton. Ro« Hits, Too Roe not only went the route for the first time this year but starred on offense as the Brooklyn Dodgers captured a double-header from Pittsburgh 5-4 and 6-2 to climb into a tie with Milwaukee for first place in the National League. The grizzled southpaw, a notoriously poor hitter, smacked a single and double and scored what proved to be the winning run in the opener. Duke Snider walloped two homers for the Brooks in the nightcap. Pafko, playing in his 12th big Isague season, was the big gun in Milwaukee's double triumph over the Chicago Cubs. Affter driving in the tie-breaking run with a 10th- inning double in the Braves' 4-2 opening victory, he blasted two homers and a triple and drove in five runs in the 9-3 nightcap. Rookie Ray Crone and sophomore Chet Nichols were Milwaukee's route-going winners. Grissom Helps Grissom, third pitcher used by Manager Leo Durocher, held the Philadelphia Phillies scoreless in the final three innings, protecting New York's { 6-4 lead. Vernon, who joined Washington In 1940, clouted a home run and three doubles to lead the Nats to a 9-4 victory over Philadelphia's Athletics. The White Sox came from be- Mnd to defeat Detroit 4-3. Outfielder Wally Post drove in Post and Fielding Costly to Redbirds ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have only a memory of first place in the National League today, thanks to their own loose fielding and the power-hitting of Wally Post and the Cincinnati Redlegs. Post drove in five runs as Cin-+ cinnati drubbed the Cards yesterday, 13-6. The defeat knocked the Birds out of the league lead anc put them one full game behind Brooklyn and Milwaukee, who took double-header victories yesterday. Two of Three Cincinnati won two of the three games played with the Cardinals here in a series highlighted by 16 errors, nine by St. Louis, fielders Post smashed a two-run homer and a three-run double to lead the Redlegs attack on starter Gerry Staley and his four reliefers. The outfielder has hit seven homers this season, five off Cardinal pitchers. The Cardinals' slugging third baseman, Ray Jablonski, had a perfect day at the plate with his seventh homer, a double and single good for five of the six club tallies. He still leads the National League in hitting with a .380 average. 3-4 for Staley Staley was charged with his fourth defeat against three victories. Southpaw Harry Perkowski, who started for Cincinnati, didn't last past the third inning, but little Jack Collum kept the Cardinals down in relief until he tired in the eighth and was relieved by Prank Smith. A 32-game streak of perfect fielding by Red Schoendienst, who had handled 180 chances cleanly at second base since April 17, ended with a fourth-inning fumble. All of '500' Cars Are Hot Even Slowest Has Good Time to Credit INDIANAPOLIS UR — Everybody will have a hot car in the 38th annual 500-mile race next Monday, rom pole starter Jack McGrath to ast place Frank Armi. The slowest car in the field was proved faster than 31 of last year's 3 starters in four days of time rials that ended eysterday. The 27 Indianapolis Speedway •eterans and six first-time starters who survived the qualifications had an average of 138.632 m. p. h. for he 10-mile trials. Last year's average was 136.409. There are chassis variations but very car in the lineup of "the ancient gasoline classic will be powered by a 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine. McGrath, who will start in the pole position as a result of his qual- fying record of 141.033 miles an hour May 15, was less than four miles an hour faster than tail-ender Armi, of Hariford, Calif., starting or the first time with a trial mark of 137.672. . , Only Bill Vukovich. the 1953 winner, and Bill Holland had better qualifying marks last year than Armi's speed. ive runs with a home run and double to lead the Cincinnati Red- egs to a 13-6 victory over the t. Louis Cardinals. The result boosted the Reds only two per- entage points out of the first di- 'ision and dropped the Cards from irst to third place.- Blylheville Club Beats Manila Lefty O'Kane Hurls Airtight Ball in Fast, Well-Played Contest Blytheville's independent Chiefs extracted revenge for an earlier loss at the hands of Manila Yesterday when they entertained the Manila Club at Fritz West Park and took a 9-1 decision. In a snappy ball game which lasted only one hour, 52 minutes, Blytheville's Lopez O'Kane turned in a masterful six inning pitching chore, giving up>no runs and only one hit. Manager Fritz West made a number of lineup changes in the sixth and Ramond Kimbell took over for O'Kane, giving up but one unearned run and two hits. O'Kane faced only 17 men until lifted in the sixth. Kimbell struck out seven and walked two. Barker went the distance for Manila, giving up nine hits, walking five and striking out seven. Ted Fisher was the hitting star for the Chiefs as he picked up a double and single in three trips. Bill RGusa.y-n.ii went two for three, also Tonight the Chiefs go to Caruthersville to play under the lights. No starting pitcher has been named. HE WON—Hoacine Khalfi, Algerian lightweight; literally hit the St. Nicholas Arena roof in New York when given a split decision over Sandy Saddler in a 10-round, non-title match. It was the feather champion's first start since his discharge from the Army. He was a 3-to-l favorite. (NEA) Baseball Standings Manila AB Wagner 28 4 Ashabranner CF 3 Taylor 1B/RF J. Edwards RF/1B ,amb C Harris LF Jerry Edwards ..SS Davis Baker 3B P R * 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS NATIONAL LEAGUE . WL Pet GB Brooklyn 20 14 .588 Milwaukee 20 14 .588 St. Louis 20 16 .556 1 New York 1816 .5292 Cincinnati 1917 .5272 Philadelphia 17 16 .515 2V 2 Chicago 1419 .424 5 Pittsburgh 11 27 .289 11 Tonight's Games New York at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Brooklyn Chicago at St. Louis (Only games scheduled; all night) Sunday's Results Brooklyn 5-6, Pittsburgh 4-2 New York 6, Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 13, St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 4-9, Chicago 2-3 Is Tiny Bob Toski Another Hogan? By LOU PANOS BALTIMORE (AP) — Bob Toski headed for his next golf tournament today as the sport's leading money winner and a confident candidate to succeed Ben Hogan as the little giant of the fairways. 32 Blytheville AB Killett 3B : Phillips 3B : Fisher RF I Ross .. Foster . Bennett l-arner RF SS LF 2B Rounsavall IB Privett IB Baker CK O'Neal C hildress C O'Kane P Kimbell P Manila 000 Blytheville ....:. 401 1 R 1 0 2 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 34 9 000 9 001 400 OOx Jap Flyweight Retains Title TOKYO W — World flyweight boxing champion Yoshio Shirai tonight hammered out a narrow, 15- ound decision over little Leo Es- nnosa of the Philippines in a title 3OUt. A crowd of about 35.000 paid >ome $50,000 to see the slim Shirai gain a split verdict over the rugged Filipino challenger ir a snarling, ction-packed battle. GB .706 — .629 2 l / 2 .606 .552 5 V 2 .387 10 .387 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland 24 10 Chicago 22 13 New York 20 13 Detroit 16 13 Baltimore *. 12 19 Washington 12 19 Philadelphia .... 11 21 .344 12 Boston 9 18 .333 Iiy z Tonight's Games Philadelphia at New York (Only game scheduled) Sunday's Results Boston 10, New York 9 Cleveland 14-2, Baltimore 3-1 Washington 9, Philadelphia 4 Chicago 4, Detroit 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham ..27 15 .643 — Atlanta 24 15 .615 IVa Chattanooga ..22 17 .564 3Vi New Orleans -.21 21 .500 6 Nashville 15 20 .429 8'- 2 Memphis ..17 23 .425 9 Little Rock .. 15 22 .405 9^ Mobile 17 25 .405 10 Sunday's Results Little Rock 5, Birmingham 2 Atlanta 5, Memphis 1 Mobile 1, Chattanooga 0 New Orleans 10, Nashville 2 Today's Games Memphis at Atlanta Little Rock at Birmingham Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at New Orleans Sports Roundup — Time Running Out on Snead By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Snead will observe his 40th birthday Thursday, and so there comes the realization that time is beginning to run out on the wealthy ex-hillbilly. If he is ever to collar the will o' the wisp he has been chasing all these years, the National Open golf championship, it had better be soon. Soon after 40, as any of the itars of other days will tell you, the legs begin gradually to go and those 36 holes on the final day of the Open become a terrible grind. The swing might be as good as ever, but when legs become tired it is difficult to .maintain the degree of fierce concentration required to win championships. May Out-draw Ben Because of this, and because of the spectacular golf he has been •hooting lately, it will not be surprising if Snead draws greater individual galleries even than Ben Hogan, the defending champion, in the Open beginning at Baltusrol June 17. Hogan, by the way, will be pushing 42 this time, but the Bantam already has won his four Opens and has proved long since that he comes under none of the recognized rules governing age and physical fitnes*. Snead's irmy of admirers, who long have regarded his swing as the greatest in the world, will be pulling for him to crash through befort it it too late. They will regard it as almost a personal trag- •dy If, orx* again, the balding Wt*t Virglnlnian fails to win the Mfiwt prtte of them all. CwM Fort Up C*VM Th« fiigftstion ha« been made, tocldttfftllr, that 8n«ad and Hogan fct pkif* to Utt MUM tftr for at least the first two rounds so that the crowd may • see the two titans in hand-to-hand combat, but it's doubtful that tournament officials will go for the idea. One of them tells us that, while it would be great fun, the resultant gallery would be certain to foul up the course for all the other players. Ironically enough, during the years that he has been building up his unique record of failure in the Open, Snead has seen it won by five or six players who do not begin to match his over-all list of successes and are, to put it bluntly, less talented. The fact remains, though, that on a certain day when all the chips were on the table, each of them rose to the occasion and wrote his name in the big book. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Columbus 4-1, Louisville 2-4 Toledo 5. Charleston 2 Kansas City 12, St. Paul 9 Indianapolis 12, Minneapolis 9 TEXAS LEAGUE Houston 7-4, Beauriiont 4-7 Fort Worth 6, Dallas 1 Oklahoma City 7, Tulsa 1 San Antonio 9, Shreveport 3 WESTERN LEAGUE Denver 4, Sioux City 2 Colorado Springs 6, Pueblo 5 (second game postponed) Omaha at Wichita postponed Des Moines at Lincoln postponed COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet- GB Greenville 9 9 10 12 12 14 .609 .571 .524 .478 .429 .391 . 14 ..12 Hot Springs .. 11 Meridian 11 Pine Bluff 9 Monroe 9 Sunday's Results Pine Bluff 7. Meridian 6 Hot Springs 8, Monroe 5 El Dorado 5, Greenville 4 Today's Games El Dorado at Greenville Monroe at Hot Springs Pine Bluff at Meridian Camille Henry of the Rangers, the National League's rookie of the year is the smallest player in the league. He weighs only 139 pounds. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, May 24 8 : 1 5 p.m. TAG MATCH CHIEF JOE LONE EAGLE & WELCH vtrsut AL ROBERTS & GETZ Adults 50c — Children 15c Plus 2 Preliminaries Lout Eaglt vs. Getz and Robtrtt vt. Wtlch The 127-pound belter from Livingston, N.J., shot to the top of the heap yesterday with a smashing seven-stroke victory over the rest of the field in the $20,000 Eastern Open. Besides pocketing the $4,000 first- place check, which raised his earnings this year to $10,988.74, Toski also became the first campaigner of the tournament trail to rack up his third major triumph of 1954. All three—he had won the Baton Rouge and Azalea opens earlier— came within nine weeks, recalling the days when Hogan was a regular on the circuit and top paydays were few and far between for fellow members of the fairways fraternity. Commence Helps Only five years ago Toski, then a 22-year-old upstart from Northhampton, Mass., was a rookie trying to make expenses on the tour. He didn't quite do it at the Eastern Open that year, finishing far down the list of prize winners. "But I have confidence now, and that makes all the difference in the world," he said before leaving Baltimore for the Colonial National Invitation at Fort Worth, Tex.' Toski's par 72 in the final round gave him 277 for the tournament and was his first failure to break regulation figures over the tough Mt. Pleasant course. He set them on their ear with a 66 in a wretched rain on opening day, then added a 69 and 70 to coast to his victory over runner-up Jack Burke Jr. of Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. Burke needed a 70 in the windup to slip ahead of Ji m Turnesa, Briarcliff, N.Y., by one stroke for the $2,200 second-place money with a total 284. Boros Falls Tied for fourth at 286 were Ed Oliver, Lemont, 111., who closed with a 71,-Ted Kroll, New Hartford, N.Y., 72; and Lloyd Mangrum, Niles, 111., 73. Julius Boros, Mid- Pines, N.C., who was displaced by Toski at the top of the money list, finished 13th with 75—290, worth $500. He. now has won $9,602.50. Santee Misses Top Star Billing BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Kansas' famed imler Wes Santee was beaten out for individual honors by a Colorado University hurdler in the Big Seven track and field championships, but the Kansas squad had no trouble defending iU conference title. Action Aplenty As Stocks Return Local Drivers Hog Honors in First Showing of Season Stock car racing fans got their first 1954 taste of local action at the Walker Park oval yesterday when local drivers hogged the largest share of honors. Floyd Seay of Blytheville, driving his 7-11 "racing veteran,. set a new track record when he speed around the half-mile oval in 25.6 seconds. in time trials. Red Gill copped a first in the initial race with Jimmie Williams and Pete Canady finishing close behind in that order. Tommy Ripkey of Walnut Ridge took the second race as he out- sped Gill who finished second. Williams was third. Osceola's Delbert Prye beat out Floyd Seay for first in the third event with Ripkey coming in third. Gill and Seay fought it out in the fourth race with Gill holding a slight lead until a tail-end spurt by Seay gave the latter a victory by only inches. Ripkey hit the west curve too fast and went through the board fence and two other cars rammed and left the track together. William took fourth place despite a blowout which nearly spun him off the track. Large Field at Bermuda NEW YORK iff} — The 19th edition of the biennial ocean racing classic, the Bermuda Race, may have the largest field in its history this June. If entries- continue at the present rate, the high of 58 starters established two years ago, will be topped, claims William H. Taylor of the Cruising Club of America, sponsor of the race. WANTED AUTOMOBILE SALESMEN—To sell new and used cars and trucks. Most popular lines on market today. Prefer Experienced salesmen. Good pay. pleasant working conditions. Apply in person—All replies confidential. Horner-Wilson Motor Co. 317 East Main — Oldsmobile—GMC — Blytheville Roberts, Getz On Mot Program Eugene (Red) Roberts, the southern junior heavyweight champion, teams with Al Getz tonight in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Opposing them will be two of Promoter Mike Meroney's top performers, Joe Welch and Chief Lone Eagle. And, as an added attraction, Chief Lone Eagle's wife, Princess Juanita, League officials named Pat Hindman of Longmont. Colo., as the outstanding performer. He ran the 120-yard high hurdles in 14.2 seconds to tie a conference record and placed in the 220-yard low hurdles. Slow Mile Santee registered easy victories in the half-mile and mile but failed to equal league records. His tim. for the 880-yard run was 1:51.8— a full second over his own Big Seven mark of |ast year. In the mile, Santee was clocked in a slow 4:13—far short of hi» American record of 4:02.4. Kansas piled up 134 points in taking its third straight team championship. Oklahoma was second with 97. Other team scores were Missouri 83, Colorado 46%, Kansas State 36, Iowa State 34^, Nebraska 34. Three conference records were shattered during the two-day meet which ended Saturday. Frank Dicky of Missouri pole vaulted 14 feet 1% inches to erase the 14-1 mark set by Bill Carroll of Oklahoma in 1949. New Marks Kansas' Frank Cindrich clipped one-tenth second off the Big Seven record for the 440-yard dash going the distance in 47.SL The old mark was set in 1942 by Oklahoma's Bill Lyda. Neville Price of Oklahoma broad jumped 25 feet % inch, bettering his own league record of 24-ll 1 A set last year. Colorado won its first Big Seven golf championship with 890 points, five strokes better than runnerup Oklahoma. Nebraska was third with 908, defending champion Iowa State fourth at 904, Kansas had 906, Missouri 923 and Kansas State 936. The Colorado Buffaloes also won the conference tennis title over Oklahoma, 13 to 11%. Kansas scored 9Y 2 points, Iowa State 8,' Kansas State 4, Missouri 2 and Nebraska 1. Del Ennis is the only member of the Phillies who was born in Philadelphia. who serves him as a second, will be on hand to lend support te her husband and Welch. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Lone Eagle meeting Getz and Roberts taking on Welch. STORAGE PROB 15 1,000 BU. GRAIN BINS EMS NOW! 42 289 A S361.7S Value! First Come-First Served Farmers arc faced with one of the largest soybean crops in the history of Mississippi County. This tremendous crop will have to be stored. Existing elevator capacity can handle only a fraction of it. 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