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May 24, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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MONDAY, MAY 24, BLYTHEYILL1 (ARK.) COTOIER Read le Ac That Big Road Trip Set the Stage By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sport* Editor ~ NEW YORK — (NEA) — Looks like this thing is going to go on forever. The Yankees returned from their first western trip — rolling. . Paced by Yogi Berra's belting and the relief pitching of Johnny Sain, the World Champions, after a dismal getaway, bounced back among the front runners. For continuous excitement, outing after outing, there hasn't been anything like it since the dazzling 1952 World Series, and this performance was over a 16 instead of a seven-game stretch. Prom May 2 through 18, the Bombers won 12, tied one and lost three for .800. Reading those figures, one might suspect that the Bronx crowd had thundered over the opposition, but the scores were anything but top heavy. Of the 12 victories .only two were by more than three runs. On the jaunt west, only one game, a Yankee defeat, was settled by more than two. * * * It was the sort of baseball where one wrong move by a manager, one defensive slip or poor pitch meant the works. The Yankees have the same old winning formula—bagging the close ones and whacking the leaders. Stick out your head and the New York Americans will knock it off. The Indians swept a two-game set on the occasion of, their first visit to Yankee Stadium. So the Cleveland. The Tigers were showing " surprising early foot, so the Yanks copped all three at Briggs Stadium. The White Sox are a definite threat, so the Yanks knocked some of the wind out of the south siders' sails by twice coming from behind to capture squeakers in the closing moments. • Those kind tremely fine of victories are for your spirit ex- de corps. That type of a defeat hurt*. Winning eight while dropping two on the road, Casey Stengel's men prevailed 5-3, 5-4, 5-3 in 10 innings, 6-4, 7-5, 2-0, 4-3 and 3-2 and lost 8-7. * • • Bern really started cannonading a little earlier than May 2. The cat-like catcher was batting a meager .196 in his annual custom of getting away slowly when he suddenly caught fire in last April. Froix April 26 through May 18, the squat athlete blasted enemy pitchers for 28 hits in 73 tunes at bat. That gave the amusing character from St. Louis .384 for the drive. He drove in 16 runs when they counted most, manufactured six doubles, a triple and five home runs for a slugging average of .699. And he's the best all-round ballplayer in the game for a catcher. Yogi Berra is indeed a funny man to everyone but rival pitchers, batters dropping balls anywhere near the plate and baserunners attempting to steal. By BOB TOSKI I had to birdie the last hole to win the Havana Open the past winter. The 18th fairway of the Havan Country Club- course is tight. Guarding against going out_ of bounds on the left, in three" rounds I pushed my drive to the right of the fairway. The ball landed practically in the same place each time. There wasn't more than 15 yards difference. So when I was there again in the final round, I knew the shot by heart, said to myself that by now it should be easy. And I hit the green on each occasion. I was about 160 yards from the hole. The shot was blocked by a row of royal palm trees. I was too close to hook the ball through and under the palms. So I elected to fade the ball between the first two trees, where I had the most room. The space grew thinner as the row of trees'^ went along. I opened the club face of a 4 Iron so as to fade and put the ball 18 inches from the hole for an uphill putt. I sank the putt and had the birdie that beat Walter Burkemo and Pete Cooper. That particular iron shot was tty greatest. Baksi, Baker In Comebacks Big Boys Tangle At Eastern Parkway NEW YORK tfT— Joe Baksi. back for ''just one more chance," kicks off the boxing program tonight at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway (ABC-TV) against Big Bob Baker, a Pittsburgh giant who also fumbled away his big chances. When Baksi, now 32, came down from the farm at East Nassau, N.Y.. around the first of the year he weighed a bulging 261 pounds. After weeks of training and one "tuneup" knockout victory he's down to "about 233," Baker's bright hopes were dimmed by chronic bad hands. Every time he started to make his move, the harids went back on him. He got up around 223 but weighed only 209 when he was stopped by Archie Moore March 9 at Miami Beach. The rival TV show at St. Nicholas Arena tonight (Du Mont) features ,Ralph (Tiger) Jones and Pedro Gonzales in a middleweight 10 - rounder. Jones disappointed badly as a 5-1 favorite May 14, losing to Jacques Royer at Madison Square Garden. Gonzales, a youngster from Rankin. Pa. has won 11 of 18 pro starts, losing to Pierre Langlois and Rocky Castellan! in his'two 1954 scraps. Weather Is Big Factor in Tournament MUIRFIELD', Scotland tffl — The six - day British Amateur Golf Championship got under way today and players cast anxious eyes toward the unpredictable Scottish weather. They all agreed that the 59th title would gc to the longer driving player with ability to sink putts on soaked greens. The weather here has a habit of reversing quickly, but a relentless rain the past few days has softened up the testing 6,086-yard, par-72 links considerably. Players from 15 nations are entered and the experts have tabbed 3ig Bill Campbell of Huntington, W. Va., and defending champion Joe Carr of Ireland the two players to beat. They're the longest hitters in the field. Stranger Wins At Jonesboro Buzick Withdraws With Wrenched Leg JONESBORO Iff) — A newcomer, Jim Parkin of Poplar Bluff, Mo., captured the J. W. Buzick Memorial Golf Tournament crown here yesterday by defeating Bill Ramsey of Shreveport, La., 5-4. Parkin climbed into the finals by defeating Kenny Lanning of Rolla, Mo., 1-up on the 19th hole in the morning semi-finals. The tourney favorite, Johnny Buzick of Monette, son of the tournament's namesake, dropped out with an injured leg after nine holes in his semi-final match against Ramsey. He was leading Ramsey 1-up at the end of nine. Buzick twisted his leg Saturday and was advised by doctors to drop out. "My leg was killing me," the defending champion said when he withdrew. Parkin, who was making his first appearance .in the Buzick tourney, took an early lead by winning the first three" holes and didn't let up tr pressure on 1952 tourney champion Ramsey. Parkin was four under pa-r when the match ended. COLD COAST TWINS—Shortstop Ernie Banks whips the ball to first base, for a double play after forcing Gil Hodges of the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. Second Baseman Gene Baker stands behind him, watching—while everybody-else probably wonders which of the Cubs' keystone look-alikes is which. (NEA) Kell Deal Not Usual For Stingy Chisox By TOM BRANAGAN CHICAGO (AP) — In a lavish, uncharacteristic gamble, ;he Chicago White Sox paid a reported $100,000 for hard-hitting George Kell -and now are ready to acquire another famed slugger, Phil Cavarretta. Frank Lane, the Sox general manager, got third baseman Kell rom the Boston Red Sox for re- erve infielder Grady Hatton and cash — so much that Red Sox reneral Manager Joe Cronin couldn't turn it down." Lane didn't announce the amount involved but Manager Paul Richards, when asked if it was $100,000, said: "I think that's pretty close." Phil for Bench In a further effort to shore up hie Sox for a determined pennant drive, Lane appeared on the verge if taking on Cavarretta, the de- losed Chicago Cubs manager, as , pinch hitter and coach. Kell has hit over .300 the last seven seasons and Cavarretta has a lifetime .292 batting mark in 19 seasons at first base for the Cubs. With the Sox pitching staff manned by experts — Richards says it's the best in the American League — the weak-hitting Comiskey club needed a player of Kell's batting ability badly. Richards said only Saturday that the club had to find a dependable slugger to stay in the race. Sox pitchers were hurling five and six-hit games and losing. None for 35 If Cavarretta is obtained and can regain even a respectable fraction of his old form, another Sox problem would be near solu- telephone bill reduced by excise fax cuts April 1 Carter Fights Riley in June ST. LOUIS UH — Ex-lightweight champion Jimmy Carter, whose return title bout with Paddy DeMarco was postponed, has a 10-round date with chillin' Charley Riley in St. Jouis June 2. That was the date for the title ight in San Francisco when De- Vlarco was stricken with a virus attack and the bout postponed. arter had been in training for the chance to regain his crown, which he lost to QeMarco in a Madison quare Garden upset last winter. Matchmaker George Carson said Saturday both fighters had verbally agreed to the fight, which will be telecast nationally and locally. The excise tax cuts voted by Congress are good ne.ws for all telephone customers. You benefit on long distance calls. Here the tax cut reduces your cost 12% in most cases. But your bill for local service will be less, too — approximately 5% less. You get the full benefit of these tax reductions. Not a penny goes to the telephone company. Now it costs even less to "talk it over by long distance." And your local service, too, is an even bigger bargain. NOW...AN IVIN BIGGER BARGAIN SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY A44-155 Tune Your Motor THE BOURBON THAT 100 PROOF ftOTTLID IN IOND |Vf LLOWATOMI. INC. iOMH^I*, Wt. Available at Your Favorite Car Dealer CJarage or Service Station Distributed By John Miles Miller Co. BlythtvilU, Ark. AND KEEP IT TUNED With a MotorRythm LUBRICATOR On Your Engine Let a Motor Rhythm top engine lubricator keep your car's motor "on key" and purring like a kitten. Motor Rhythm top engine lubrication works from the top down—gets oil on the hard to reach upper engine parti, the parti 'that do all the heavy work, including valves, pistons and ring*. A Motor Rhythm lubricator gives you adequate protection in the area where heat is the highest, pressure is the greatest and lubrication is the poorest. And it will give you better gas mileage, lece engine wear, bettor performance and mor* power. ish New Lake Conway Is Becoming One Of State's Most Popular Spots By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — Lake Conway in Faulkner County is rapidly becoming the most popular recreational spot in Central Arkansas. For the past few week ends the shore line surrounding its 6,700 acres of water area has been punctuated with an almost solid chain of bank fishermen. And a fleet of boats numbering into the hundreds is coming to be an everyday sight. Game and fish Commission Supervisor Joe Felton reports that last Sunday he counted 415 fishermen! along a 300 yard line below the dam spillway. He estimates that these fishermen, fishing in almost shoulder to shoulder ranks, took better than 3,000 perch and bream before noon Sunday morning. Wait In Line On the same weekend boat operators on the lake had rented every available craft before 8:00 A. M", and other eaRer fishermen were waiting in line for a chance to rent an incoming boat for the rest of the day. It's not so surprising that Lake Conway is becoming one of Central Arkansas' leading attractions. With few exceptions, it is almost the only desirable fishing and recreational spot in the most densly populated area in the state. No other lake of its size is so conveniently located within easy motoring range of an area that has a population in excess of 300,000 persons, A comparatively new lake, its tion. Richards hasn't been able to call forth a reliable pinch hitter in clutch situations. He sent pinch batters to the plate 35 times this season before one of them — pitcher Bob Keegan — produced a hit. The ex-Cub pilot, relieved during spring training and replaced by Stan Hack, was due in Chicago today for a talk with Lane. They were reported close to an agreement. waters now appear to be yielding a mature and bumper crop of fish of all varieties. Through the past week, erappie. bream, and perch were active, ,-ind most fishermen were reporting record catches. In (he past lew clays, however, mild weather has warmed the lake surface, and bass have begun to strike. A number of good catches have been made on popping bugs and other surface flies. Lake Conway was the first large lake built by the Commission exclusively for the purpose of a fishing and recreational area. The land area was furnished by local sponsors who have deeded over the entire project to the Commission in return for the construction, improvement*, and supervision of the lake. In addition to the lake area itself, the Commission also owns and controls the shore line in order to insure its availability to the public at all times. The Commission fur- fther holds title to 4,200 acres and four miles of shore line on hte east side of the lake. This latter area will also be developed to provide recreational advantages for the public. Many Use Dock* One of the numerous advantage* offered city fishermen who motor to the lake is the privilege of Iree parking space and access to the' boat dockes where they may put In their private boats without charge. Commercial dock operators have cooperated with the Commission to the extent of making these privale- ges available. Other desirable features include camping grounds, picnic areas, and overnight facilities, making a trip to Lake Conway attractive to all members of the family. But most important of all are the "hog fat" fish which the lake ta producing and which Will continue to make it a major attraction to the serious fishermen in the area. Probably no fish gives as much pleasure to so many different kinds of anglers as the bluegill. It's the smallest member of the sunlish family and the best known. If the bluegill suddenly grew to the propertlons of its big cousin, the largemouth bass, a rash of fractured flyrods would break out across the country. Ounce for ounce, it's a great little sport fish, and fishing would be a smaller sport were it not for strike happy bluegill. Dick Bar tell, Clncinnatti Redleg coach, played 2,016 games during his major league career and compiled a ,284 lifetime batting average. Monmouth Park's 1954 racing season will run 50 days from June through Aug, 9. 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