The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 2, 1953 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 2, 1953
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TEN BLYTHJSVILLE (AUK.) COUKIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. *, 1W» Braves Fail to Shake The Brooklyn Jinx By BEN PHLKGAR AP Sporti Writer The Milwaukee Braves get a last look tonight at the home of the team they couldn't beat for the National League pennant. _ The Brooklyn Dodgers represent the one jinx the Braves failed to shake in their move from Boston, where they languished in seventh place a year ago. Chicks Have First Big Scrimmage Yesterday The' Blylheville Chicks held their first full scale scrimmage of the year yesterday as Coaches Russell Mosley am Bili'Slancil put practice session. Thr grueling workout in unseasonably hot weather placed emphii- sis on ofltT've with the team running from T, Notre Dame Box an:I formations. The squad size grew to 27 yesterday as a lev-' new boys turned nut (or practice- L_ their small" squad through a long, grinding With four meetings remaining—two in Brooklyn tonight and tomorrow and two in Milwaukee later this month—the Dodgers lead the Braves 12-6 for the season. Last year when the Braves performed out of Boston the Dodgers beat them 18 times. Milwaukee has clinched its season's series with every other team except the St. Louis Cardinals and they lead the Redbirds 10-6. Fat Margin At the moment Brooklyn holds its fattest margin of the season over the raves—11 games—and j has a theoretical chance to wra up the flag by the end of the Labc Day double-headers, 20 days befoi the" season ends. The Dodgei didn't make it last year until fh days from the finish. Yesterday Brooklyn ended a pe feet home season against th Cardinals—11 victories in 11 game —with a 12-5 decision despite fiv St. Louis home runs. New Yor shaded Chicago 10-9 In the onl other National League action. The New York Yankees move 9',i games In front of falterin Chicago after tripping the Whit Sox 3-2 at Chicago. Cleveland re sumed its winning ways at the ex pense of the Boston Red Sox 13- and Detroit defeated Philadelphia 7,5. St. Louis and Washington weren't scheduled. The third plac Indians are within a game of the White Sox and 10'/ a behind New York. Lots of Homers The St. Louis home runs a Brooklyn were all oft Preachei Roe, who survived ' only becausi hsi mates backed him with a 17 hit assault. The record for home runs olf one pitcher in a game i= six. Steve Bilko hit two. Stan Mu sial, Harry Elliott and Rip Repul ski one each. The outburst ran the Cards' homer total for the year to 120, a club record. Sal Maglie, onetime ace of the Giants, failed again against the Cubs but the New Yorkers came from behind and won in the eighth with a gift run. Jim Rhodes walked, moved to third on a throw- Ing error and scored after an outfield fly. Ralph Kiner, Roy Smalley and Bubba Church hit homers in the losing Chicago cause. No Rally Mickey Mantle's 17th homer proved the margin of difference Jor the Yankees over the White Sox. For a b/lef spell It looked «s if the Chlcagoahs were going to come, up with one of their patented late-inning rallies in the seventh but they could score only one run after loading the bases with none out. Sam Mele opened with a single and moved to third on Connie Ryan's double. Johnny Sain replaced Whitey Ford and walked Ferris Fain. Sherm Lollar hit to The third baseman Oil McDougald, who maJce fumbled the ball but recovered in time to get a force out. Billy Mar tin, trying for a double play, threw Jim Rivera's grounder into left field and Fain tried to score from second base. But McDougald recovered the ball and nipped Fain at the plate. Virgil Trucks fouled out to end the threat. The loss was Trucks' seventh against 18 victories. Ford got credit for his 16th triumph. He's lost five. Early Wynn struck out 10 in winning his 16th game for Cleveland. The 13-hit Indian attack Included Al Rosen's 36th home run. Gus Zernial o f Philadelphia passed Rosen with a pair of homers, his 36th and 37th off Detroit's Ned Carver. Fine relief work by Ray Herbert silenced the A's from the fifth on and the Tigers came from behind to win. Football Preview — Rivals See Sooners Winning Eighth StraightChampionship Rugged contact work is scheduled to continue this week in preparation with next week's opening game with Osceola. Coach Mosley has said lots rough practice will be necessary to set the team ready even though pos .sible injuries would hurt the teams chances because of lack of strength in reserves. Injury already has sidelined, tor an undetermined length of time i one of the top Chick prospects. Leon 1 Privett. first-string letterman cen- i ter from last year, is out with a • separated shoulder. It is not known j yet whether or not he will be able | to return for full-time duty by opening game. By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Staff Correspondent NORMAN. Okla. (NEA) — Bud Wilkinson's comment was snappy enough when asked how his Oklahoma Sooners shaped up for the coming season. "No good," he moaned in the best lachrymose tradition. That ain't the way we hear it in Soonerland. Oklahoma is rated a cinch to win its eighth straight Big Seven championship (including two ties), this despite the departure of three-quarters of its 1952 dream backfield and All-America center Tom Catlin. Buddy Leake shifts to quarterback, defensive halfbacks Larry Grigg and Jack Ging become offensive, end Max Boydskm is at full, nd the Sooner split-T is In business. Up front Is a bustling All- America prospect, guard J .D. Roberts. : OKLAHOMA'* AGAIN ' HSAD AMD ff^OULDESf OVEK THE 816 SEVBN — WITH A LOT Of THE HEAD ANi B J%TROBERT$>', E—Morris Kay, Kansas E—Jim Jennings, Missouri T—Jerry Minnick, Nebraska T—Jloger Nelson, Oklahoma G—J. D. Roberts. Oklahoma G—Bob Hantla, Kansas C—Lloyd Brown, Missouri QB—Buddy Leake, Oklahoma HB—Veryl Switzer, Kans. Stalo IIB—Carrol Hardy. Colorado FB—George Clfra, Nebraska The big news in the prairie coun- ry is Missouri's resurgence- Tiger uck the last few years had been is lean as Don Patirot's countenance until 1052's strong finish. To sus- .in the momentum there's fine lalfbacking by Ed Merriflcld and Bob Schoomnaker, Inspired passing by little Tony Scardino. and a rugged defense anchored around center Lloyd Brown. Nebraska is dusting off past disappointment with versatile John Bordogna at tailback as the key to Bill Glassford's newly installed sin- „ u ,. gle wing maneuvers. He has .fine fullback support m George Cifraand Ray Novak. Tackle Jerry Minmck, 220. is the line standout. Quarterback woes plague Kansas! with the departure of Gil Reich and' Jerry Robertson, not to mention the ports Roundup — Red Birds Still Have Perfect Ebbets Score By The Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals completed their final trip of the season to Brooklyn with a perfect record. They failed to win any of the 11 games they played at Ebbets Field in 1953. The Cards had their last chance Tuesday, but that, too, ended as a Flatbush failure, 12-5. Strangely enough, the hard-hitting Brooks failed to slug a home run in their total of 17 hits off five St. Louis pitchers, including starter and loser Joe (6-12) Presko who has yet to win in Brooklyn. The Cards, however, tagged winner Preacher (10-2) Roe fcr five homers, just one short of the record. Two were hit by Steve Bilko, who now has 19 for the season. Rookie Harry Elliott also found the range, knocking his first major league homer into the left field seats. Stan Musial hit his 21st, for a short-lived 1-0 lead in the first Inning, matching his 1952 output. Rip Repulski hit No. 15. In helping Roe to his ninth straight victory, the Brooks tied the score at 1-1 in the second, add- fd three in the third, two in the fourth, three In the sixth, two In the fourth, three in the sixth and a final three in the seventh. The St. Louis Browns, idle Tuesday, meet the New York Yankees at • Busch Stadium tonight. Can Dodgers Rob Yankees Of Fifth Straight World Title? By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP)'— There is a rising suspicion in baseball circles that the Brooklyi odgers have what it takes to whale the Yankees this time and deprive Prof. Casey Sten el of his heart's desire, an unprecedented fifth straight world championship. latest official averages it clear that the National Leaguers possess one of the most fearsome batting arrays since the days of urderers' Row, that their that Manager Charlie Drcssen has done a great jb fso ofhnt htigls athletes about to throw all the power at his command into the lineup. As this is composed, no fewer than six Dodgers who figure to face the Yankees in every game of the World Series a month hence are clubbing the ball at .300 or better. Dressen's three outfielders, Carl Furillo, Jackie Robinson and Duko Snider, were hitting .333, .329 am) .318, respectively, through Monday's games. Catcher Roy Canipa- nella continued to powder the ball at a .328 pace; third baseman Billy Cox, in better physical shape than usual, was lending a- hefty .305 to the concert, and first baseman Gil Hodges was booming along at an even .300. Rough on Pitchers The squat Cnmpnnella, a bust ,n the last series, had driven across 124 runs, 34 of them representing Ills home run total. Snider had 109 RBIs and 35 homers. Hodges' figures were 113 and 29, Furillo's Si and 21. That's rough on pltcherc •md you haven't even gotten tc Robinson. As this is almost solid right [landed power, Snider being the only lefty in the group, the deep thinkers already are wondering What the Yanks are Roing to dr [or rightAhanded hurling in the ] ,hree games scheduled at Ebbets Field, where the short fences beckon. It begins to look as though Allie Reynolds will not be the, answer, as he was a year ago. The 37-year-old Chief plainly is not the pitcher he was, and there seems little reason to believe that he might suddenly regain his old skill between now and the playoff. Reconvert Ace The report is that during this 'inal month the Yankees will make a studied effort to reconvert their ormer ace into a starter, spotting lim two or three times to see If IB can again build up his stamina and recondition his arm to travel distance. Reynolds, himself, sounded only faintly optimistic about his chances. If the Chief doesn't make H, then the champions will have only another veteran, Vic Raschi, and heir new find, Jim McDonald, to 'ac« the explosive rooklyns in heir home .park after the two louthpaw?, Whitey Ford and Ed jopat, have done the honors in the . two games at the stadium. This- -Isn't exactly a promising prospect. We hear men predicting already that the series will be an even-money, or pick 'em, proposition with the gamblers. sparkling six-inning relief job tha Joe Black did other day. I Their belief is strengthened by a about. the big Negro who very nearly was the hero of last year's playof wasn't fooling, the Yanks indeec have something new to think 1% I I Delta has em USED TRUCK BARGAINS 19 H BUICK automobile. 4-door Sedan „.... 19-19 CHEVROLET 2-ton truck. A Bargain . . 19-17 STUDEBAKER lJ/ 2 -ton chassis. 12-foot stake body. Good condition. Cheaper than purchas- SQTC ing a trailer to haul your crop ............. Ulw 1950 DODGE 2-ton (ruck. Good rubber. A Rarjrain. 191!) DODGE 2-ton truck. Good mechanical condition. This is a STEAL. INTERNATIONAL ' HARVESTE 312SoiiHi2*d Phont 6863 forty Amateurs inter Ft. Smith Golf Meet FORT SMITH, Ark. Wl-Some 40 amateur golfers, including three state champions, are entered in the annual Wlllard Memorial Golf tournament which opens at the Hardscrabble Country Club here tomorrow. Current Willard Memorial champion Frank Stranahan of Toledo, Ohio, who won the title the last time the tourney was held three years ago, has indicated he will not defend his title during the 3- day tourney. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Philadelphia St. Louis ... New York ., Cincinnati .. Chicago — Pittsburgh . 40 51 59 59 68 73 81 95 .695 .(ill .553 .543 .481 .443 .382 .301 11 18'/-, 20 28 33 41 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York . Chicago — Cleveland .. Boston Washington Philadelphia Detroit 43 53 54 61 61 80 83 86 .669 .595 .588 .541 .496 .394 .371 .348 221/j 36 39 42 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Nashville .... Memphis — Atlanta Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga . Little Rock .. Mobile .555 .555 .552 .517 74 .490 77 .473 81 65 65 64 71 84 .441 .417 12 16l /2 20 gap left by halfback Chuck Hoag. On the credit side are top-flight ends Paul Leoni and Moiris Kay. guard Bob Hantla and halfback John Konek. Five sophs vie at quarterback. Breakaway threat Carroll Hardy brightens the prospectus for a dark- horse band of Colorado Buffaloes, ably manned by veterans. Dal. Ward pevked up the offense shifting guard Roger Hunt to blocking quarterback- Bill Meek could'pack surprises at Kansas State, well adapted to one- platoon football. They never had enough material to go both ways. The Wildcats have a fine all around star in Veryl Switzer, one of the nation's top defensive halfbacks and just as capable at lugging the ball. The usual talent woes plague Iowa State. There are a couple of good boys—like fullback Max Burkett and quarterback Bill Plantan —but not enough of them. • • • Probable team rankings: Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Kansas State, Iowa State. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 12 St. Louis 7 New York 10 Chicago 9, (Only games scheduled) AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 3 Chicago 2 Cleveland 13 Boston 3 Detroit 7 Philadelphia 5 (Only games scheduled) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 10. Birmingham 5 Chattanooga 13. Little Rock 5 Memphis 6, Nashville 3 Mobile 6, New Orleans 5 Hogs Work on Single Wing By CARL BELL FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Because of the new sufistitu- tion rule ending the era of specialization all college football teams are having to spend more time learning to block and tackle this year. Coach Bowden Wyatt feels his Arkansas Razorbackg need even more work on these fundamentals than the others. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Barney Osment Fails to Make National Open MEMPHIS w — Former Arkansas Open Golf Champion Barney Osment of Jonesboro failed to qualify for the National Open tourney here yesterday. Four places were open to contestants from three states. i Hillman Robbins Jr., 3 time winner of the Colonial Invitational lere, topped the field with a 141. Winners of the other three spots were Jimmy Wittenberg, 146, Bill Bobbitt, 147 and Curtis Person, 151. All are from Memphis. his way back into the middleweight division's top 10, tsikes on favored Bandy Sandy of New York in scheduled 10-round boxing bout tonight. Sandy, who has been beaten only once in 14 fights, and Durando will top a boxing card arranged for Milwaukee at Brooklyn-Spahn the national American Legion con(19-5) vs Meyer (14-5) - St. Louis at Philadelphia—Mizell (12-8) vs Roberts (21-11) Cincinnati at New York—Podbie- lan (5-14) or Raffensberger (7-12) vs Gomez (12-7) Chicago at Pittsburgh—Simpson + "We have further to go," he said. "In fact, I guess we have to go just as far as you could possibly go on fundamentals," That's because the single wing attack Wyatt is installing calls for hard, solid blocking—a great contrast to the brush blocking of the T formation the Porkers have used for the past four years. So it was blocking, tackling and running; blocking, tackling and running and then more of the same as the Razorbacks opened practice with morning and afternoon workouts' yesterday.s itill more of the same was on tap for today, tomorrow and the remainder of the week. Squad of Fifty-five It will be next week before the squad starts working much on plays or does any scrimmaging. A trim looking squad of 55 turned out for the initial drills. Only four boys reported overweight and they are. being kept on the practice field overtime to run off the extra poundage. . Three of the 24 eligible letter- ST. LOUIS I/PI—Ernie Durando of men were missing when the roll Bayonne. N. J.. trying to muscle was ca ii e d yesterday Jack Troxejl Durando Takes On Randy Sandy Tonight (0-1) vs Friend (4-10) NEXT: Missouri Valley and Rocky Mountains. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at St. Louis—Reynolds (10-6) vs Brecheen (5-11) Washington at Chicago—Shea (115) vs Fornieles (8-6) Philadelphia at Cleveland—Byrd (10-16) vs Lemon (18-13) Boston at Detroit—Parnell (17-8) vs Hoeft (8-12) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Birmingham Chattanooga at Little Rock Nashville at Memphis Atlanta at Mobile (2) vention in session here. Plenty of Relatives VIRGINIA. Minn, (ft—Its' never a rarity when amateur baseball players in ^-Minnesota's Iron Range leagues hit one for the relatives. A generous share of the relatives play on the same team. The Orr Pelicans, for instance, have two-father-son combinations. Six more of the players are cousins and two others are brothers. Three teams in two different leagues have twin brother combinations and two others have father- son tandems. In 1952 the scorekeepers screamed whenever Orr and Embarrass hooked up. There were seven Kings in one lineup and seven Lamppas in the other. speedy wingback. from Jonesboro, hasn't decided whether he wants to play football in his senior year and the coaches apparently are leaving It strictly up to him. Tackle Dick Keyser isn't expected now and guard Sammy Dumas, 4 though expected, still hasn't put-I in an appearance. Loss of several players iince spring practice, mostly through scholastic failure, will make it necessary for Wyatt to experiment at several positions. The experimentation began yesterday with the transfer of Billy Piekene, an end last season and a blocking back in the spring to tailback, to plug the gap when Bob St. Pierre signed a pro baseball contract. Plckens was a triple threater In high school at DeQueen . Kicking specialist Pepper Rodger* led Georgia Tech's football scoring last season with 60 points. He kicked 3 extra points, five field goals and scored a touchdown. Bead Courier News Classified Adj. It's good to be missed N ow that Schlitz is again available everywhere, orders are pouring in at an unheard of rate. No such flood of orders has ever been seen in the history of this or any other brewery. Absence has made the heart grow fonder. Based on the order* on hand for Schlitz, the most popular beer in history is destined to become even more popular than ever. The power behind these orders is the pent-up demand of the American people for the brand they know and like best—a beer so fine it made a city famous. This is the public's response to Schlitz quality after ten long weeks of absence. It's good to know you've been missed. The reason is that Schlitz has given more satisfaction to more people than any other beer in the world. Needless to say, The Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous will continue to meet the high standards you yourself have set for the finest beer obtainable. Schlitz takes this opportunity to thank our millions and millions of friends, our wholesalers and dealers. There's no doubt about it—if you like beer, you'll love Schlitz —America's largest selling beer. Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company 019SJ—Joj. ScHitr Brewing Company, Mitwinkw, W» Breweriei at Milwaukee, Wii. an<f Brooklyn, N.Y.

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