The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1954 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 25, 1954
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TUESDAY, MAT 25, 1954 BLYTHEVULE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NIN1 Baksi's Pilot Dies at Ring i And Big Fighter Drops Decision in Comeback BROOKLYN, N. Y. (AP) — Bulging Joe Baksi sobbed deeply with head hung low, crushed by the death of his manager during his losing comeback fight. ;"/..' All he could do was shake his head, mopping his face with a sponge, while he considered the bleak future. His manager, Lee Peuereisen, 56. had collapsed in a ringside seat after the sixth round of Baksi's losing fight with Bob Baker of Pittsburgh. He never regained consciousness and died of a heart attack in the dressing room despite ihe-" efforts of the doctors. Baksi did not learn about the death until after the fight. Had Him Earlier _._The Baksi-Feuereisen team had been reunited last winter at Baksi's request after the death of Natie Wolfson, his former manager. Feuereisen, a senior officer in the New York State Department of Licenses, had been one of three partners who managed the hulking coal miner from Kulpmont, Pa., iii the early days of his career. Feuereisen had broken off with the others after Baksi knocked out Bruce Woodcock in London in 1948, then took another fight with Olle Tandberg instead of coming home to a certain title bout with Joe Louis. Everybody knows that Baksi lost his chance at the championship by losing to Tandberg. Baksi, 32 and low on cash, sought out his old manager last December.' He was sent to Florida with a -trainer, Jimmy Leto. After two months in the gym, the veteran pared.down from 260 to 236 pounds. He took a fight with Jimmy Smith in 'Jacksonville and knocked him out in one round, March 30, his first bout since 1951. - On the strength of that success, Baksi continued. Feuereisen signed for a TV bout at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway against Baker. Now it was over. Baksi had lost a-unanimous decision. 'I don't know. I don't know," he said when they asked if he would continue. Then he said. "I guess I've got to go on for Leo." Meharg Team Slaughters GMAC 75-3 ., Blasting off with a five-run first inning and scoring in every canto, Billy Meharg's softballers defeated the G.M.A.C. entry 15-3 at Little Park yesterday afternoon, as the • second week of play began in the •men's softball league. The fireworks started in the General Motors half, when McCahill singled and tallied on Mel Hay's towering home run shot to deep right field, but that was all for G.M.A.C. until the fifth. Meharg's scored five runs in the lower half of the inning, on four hits after a walk and a couple of • errors had set the stage. Burnham opened with a base on balls, Ledbetter singled but was .thrown out stealing. : Mathenia's hopper to third was fielded cleanly and then thrown 'wiqe to first .and Gann's single was allowed to go for a homer to clear the bases. Bunch's double, Johnson's homer 'and an error on Reed's grass cutter' to short accounted for two more before Ford struck out and Meharg popped to first to end the inning. In the second, a rash of errors, coupled with Ledbetter's fourmas- 'ter and Bunch's triple gave them five. The rest was gravy as, G.M.A.C. was not able to threaten seriously thereafter. Meharg did the tossing for the winners and Clark was on the hill for G.M.A.C. Other games this week pit the Courier News against Montgomery Ward this afternoon and Southwestern Bell vs. Ark-Mo Power Wednes, day afternoon. AClOlCLk — gone to — Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 122 East Main TO CATCH HTS BREATH Goetz Agrees With Cardinals Says Umpiring Was 'Lousy' on Disputed Call on Moon ST. LOUIS UR — Cincinnati left the St. Louis Cardinals groggy and Chicago's Cubs picked up the cue to belt the Birds in two days from the National League lead to a virtual third place tie. Rookie Jim Davis turned the trick for the Cubs last night, making his first major league start a winning one as he held the Cardinals to seven singles to win, 6-2. Cardinal Manager Eddie Stanky protested the game in the fifth inning after an argument over an umpire's decision. The Redlegs knocked the Cardinals out of first place by taking two games of a three-game series over the weekend. The Cards and New York Giants are now~both V/ 2 games out but St. Louis trails by percentage. Rip Leads Park Davis struck out four and walked three as he held the Cardinal sluggers no extra-base hits. Rip Repulski got three of the singles and the Cardinals bunched four in their fifth inning for their only two runs of the game. The protested play came in that frame when Wally Moon belted a low liner to left with the bases loaded which third base Umpire Hal Dixon ruled was a fair hit but second base Umpire Tom Gorman called a fair catch. Ralph Kiner took the ball on his shoetops, threw to second base where Gorman called it a double- play to end the inning. After the game plate Umpire Larry Goetz said it was "a case of lousy umpiring." He said he would report to the National League office there were two conflicting decisions on the play. Vic Is OK Joe Garagiola hit his first homer of the year for the Cubs. Cardinal starter Vic Raschi suffered a slight injury when he was struck above the right foot by a smash in the first inning, rupturing a blood vessel. He didn't start the second inning, but is expected to be sidelined only a day or so. A triple by Frank Baumholtz and single by Dee Fondy scored one Chicago run in the third and' another tally came in the fourth on a walk, a single by Ransom Jackson and a sacrifice fly. Court to Look At Boxing Now WASHINGTON tf» — The Supreme Court will study the business of promoting professional boxing matches to see if it is subject to the Sherman Anti-Trust Law. In reaching its final decision, the high tribunal will take into consideration its recent ruling that professional baseball as a" sport does not fall within the scope of the act. . ., The court yesterday granted a Justice Department request that it THE OLD COLLEGE TRY—Despair fills the face of Richard de Munck as he barely misses the ball going into his goal before tremendous crowd in Stuttgart. The shot gave the Kaiserslautern Club a 4-3 victory over Cologne, qualified it to tackle Hanover m the Cup Final for the soccer championship of Germany. (NEA> By DR. GARY MIDDLECOFF My greatest shot was made on the long par 5, 590-yard 10th hole at Medinah, outside Chicago, in the second round of the United States Open championship of 1949. It may seem unusual that a golfer's shot in the second round of a memory, but this was the big one. The surprise of the shot coming off so well sticks. The shot set up the tournament for me. There was a slight following wind and I hit a good drive. I had only a driver and spoon, and as I walked to my ball I prayed that I would have a driver lie. When I got to the ball, I found I had a close lie calling for the 3 wood. The hole went to a bottleneck- real narrow. I was 280 yards from the green. I could barely see the back of it. I took the spoon and put the ball down solidly and straight. The shot carried just short of a bunker, jumped it and left me a good 15-foot putt for an eagle. I missed the putt, but the birdie 4 made it much easier to win. Tiger Jones Loses Again NEW YORK UP>—Pedro Gonzales, a 3 to 1 underdog, has convinced Ralph (Tiger) Jones he needs a spring vacation. Jones, beated by Jacques Royer at Madison Square Garden, May review a finding by a federal dis- trcit court in New York City that the Anti-Trust Law does not apply to boxing. The district court based its finding on the Supreme Court's earlier baseball ruling. 14. lost a split decision to the Rankin. Pa. scrapper last night at St. Nicholas Arena in a televised bout. The eager Gonzales swept the last two rounds of a bruising scrap to nip the weary Jones at the wire. Judge Bert Grant had it 6-4 and Judge Jerry Carnegie 5-4-1, both for Gonzales. Referee Mark Conn scored it for Jones, 6-4. The AP card had Gonzales on top 5-4-1. Jones weighed 1584. Gonzales 16034. Craig Wood played in 21 golf tournaments in 1941 and won only two. But they were big ones—the Masters and the U. S. Open. 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 ALLEN'S MINIATURE GOLF Fun and Relaxation for Entire Family Plenty Of Parking Space Located On South Highway 61 At CITY LIMITS • Cold Drinks Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS .NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB W L Pet GB Milwaukee 20 14 .588 — Brooklyn 20 15 .571 4 New York 19 16 .543 St. Louis 20 17 .541 Cincinnati 19 17 .527 Philadelphia ... 17 17 .500 Chicago 15 19 ,441 Pittsburgh 12 27 .308 10 Today's Games Philadelphia at Brooklyn Pittsburgh at New York <N> Milwaukee nt Cincinnati (N) Chicago at St. Louis vN) Monday's Results Pittsburgh 5. Brooklyn 2 Chicago 6, St. Louis 2 New York 5. Philadelphia 4 Only games scheduled 14 14 2 S 5 GB — 24 3 54 12 19 .387 104 12 19 .387 10 'A 13 .629 13 .618 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland ...... 24 10 .706 Chicago ........ 22 New York ...... 21 Detroit ......... 16 13 .552 Baltimore Washington Philadelphia ... 11 22 .333 124 Today's Games Cleveland at Chicago (N) New York at Washington (N) Boston at Philadelphia (N) Baltimore at Detroit (N) Monday's Results New York * Philadelphia 3 Only game scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham . . 27 Atlanta ....... 15 16 15 18 oo .628 .625 .550 .488 .444 .421 .419 .415 84 9 9 Chattanooga . . 22 New Orleans ..21 Nashville ..... 16 20 Little Rock .. 16 22 Mobile ......... 18 25 Memphis ...... 17 24 Monday's Results Mobile 5, Chattanooga 4 (10 innings') Atlanta 8, Memphis 7 (11 innings) Little Rock 9. Birmingham 8 Nashville 10, New Orleans 6 Today's Games Chattanooga at Atlanta Little Rock at Mobile (Only games scheduled) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association St. Paul 6. Indianapolis 5 Minneapolis 6. Kansas City 5 Toledo 5, Columbus 3 Charleston 2, Louisville 0 Texas League Oklahoma City at Tulsa postponed Beaumont 4. Houston 3 Shreveport 3, San Antonio 2 Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League BATTING — Avila. Cleveland. .382; Roseu. Cleveland, .375; Tuttle Detroit, .355 ;House. Detroit, .346; Boone, Detroit. .343, RUNS BATTED IN — Rosen. Cleveland, 44: Mlnoso. Chicago. 35; Sievers. Washington. 26; Philley. Cleveland, 24; Berra, New York, 22. HOME RUNS — Rosen, Cleveland, 11: Minoso, Chicago and Vernon and Seivers, Washington, 7: Boone, Detroit and Berra and Mantle. New York. 6. STOLEN BASES — Hunter, Baltimore, Jensen, Boston nnd Kuline. Detroit, 4. Coan. Baltimore, Maxwell, Boston and Michaels, Chicago. 3. PITCHING — Lemon, Cleveland 6-0. 1.000; Lopat. New York, 5-0, 1.000; Consuegra, Chicago, and Morgan. New York, 3-0. 1.000: Mossi. Cleveland.* Branca, Detroit and McDonald, New York. 2-0. 1.000. National League BATTING—Jablonski, St. Louis .377, Musial, St. Louis and Mueller, New York .359; Snider. Brooklyn .358; Hamner, Philadelphia .354. RUNS BATTED IN—Musial, St. Louis 46; Jablonski. St. Louis 38; Bell, Cincinnati 35: Ennis, Philadelphia 34; Saner, Chicago and Kluszewski, Cincinnati 32. HOME RUNS—Musial, St. Louis 14; Sauer. Chicago 12; Kluszewski, Cincinnati and Mays. New York 10; Hodges. Brooklyn 9. STOLEN BASES — Brutdn, Milwaukee 10; Fondy, Chicago 8 Temple, Cincinnati 6; Robinson, Brooklyn. Mathews, Milwaukee and Jablonski, St. Louis, 4. PITCHING — Rfuschi, St. Louis, 5-0. 1.000: Podres. Brooklyn. 4-0, 1.000; Fowler, Cincinnati. 3-0. 1.000, Nuxhall. Cincinnati and Brazle, St. Louis, 2-0, 1.000. Lone Eagle, Welch Win Legion Bout Princess Junnlta's torn torn came In mighty handy last night as her husband. Chief Lone Eagle, nnd Joe Welch won a tap match decision over Red Roberts and Eddie Malone in the feature bout of the American Legion's w r e s 11 i n g matches at Memorial Auditorium. The torn torn is usually just an ornament, ot Princess Juanita's which she uses to spur her husband into action. But last night she used it for just about everything, including-ft club. The Indian woman got right into the thick of the wild scrap. In the final fall she crawled into the ring and wielded the torn torn as she would a rolling pin to jar Malone loose from a strangle hold on Lone Eagle. Then after several minutes of wild and wooly action in which Princess Juanita slung' her torn torn freely until stopped by a short jab to her mid section thrown by Roberts, Referee Mike M e r o n e y stopped the fight and awarded the decision to Welch and Lone Eagle. At the time the rounds were even at one apiece. Welch nnd Lone Eagle won the first one in 12 minutes with Welch pinning Majone with a step over toe hold. Roberts beat Welch with a crab hold to take the second fall for his side. The bout was a rough affair from start to finish with Welch and Roberts swinging away freely at one another, while Malonc and Lone Eagle carried on their own person- Only games scheduled Western League Des Moines 10, Denver 2 Colorado Springs 16, Omaha 2 Sioux City 7, Pueblo 4 Wichita 2. Lincoln 1 (6 innings) Garner Leads Chiefs to Win Over CVille CARUTHERSVILLE—Despite seeing 14 of their batters go down via strikeouts. Blythevllle's Chiefs rode to a 7-6 victory over Caruthersville largely on the hitting of Sonny Garner here last night. Garner doubled and tripled to drive in five of the seven runs scored by Blytheville. He doubled with the bases loaded in the first and tripled with two on in the ninth when his club was trailing 6-4, Bill Phillips went the distance for the Chiefs, giving up six rum on nine safeties. Pony League Meets Tonight Pony League coaches and commissioners will get together at 7:30 tonight to iron out final details prior to the opening of the Pony League season. Tonight's session, in the Y offices of City Hall, probably will be th» last one before the season opens. The group must resolve certain, quections in regard to scheduling, which figures to be the main point of business. al fight. Malone was a substitute for Al Getz. 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