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rxoi six BLri'HKVlLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 1M8 Braves Need Help To Beat Dodgers Now By BEN PHLEGAR AP Sporti Writer The Milwaukee Braves, still cherishing pennant ambitions, hustled home today and sent out a "help wanted to beat the Dodgers" plea to the rest of the National League The Braves are going to need lots of help to get anything like really close to front- running Brooklyn. With 21 games to play they trail by nine. Even 21 consecutive victories _»,..i,iJ?f anorantop the flai? unless the Dodgers were beaten at least 10 more times. wouldn't guarantee the flag unless the Dodgers were Success sounds impossible. Bui »ben a year ago anybody predicting that Milwaukee, Wis., would be a contender for the 1953 pennant in either major been hurried doctor. league would have off to the nearest Here's the situation the rest of the way: Milwaukee has 15 home games kft, starting tonight against St. Louis. The Cards play four and then the Braves visit Chicago for a Labor Day doubleheader. They come back home for a two game series with Philadelphia, Brooklyn, New York and Pittsburgh and a three game set with Cincinnati, than at home. They've won 44 and with pairs at St. Louis and Cincinnati. A surprisingly consistent club all season, the Braves have played slightly better ball on the road than at home. They've won 44 and lost 7 out of town and have a S8-24 record in Milwaukee. Brooklyn, a sensational home club this year, has only six more games at Ebbete Field and 15 on the road. The Dodgers have won 55 and lost only 16 games in Brooklyn. Away from home they've won 36 and lost 26. The Dodgers open a three game visit with the Giants at the Polo Grounds tonight. They're back home Labor Day for two with Philadelphia, then head west for two each at Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Chicago and three at St. Louis. When they get home they've got three with the Phillies and one with Pittsburgh before shoving off for Philadelphia to end the season with three against the-Phils. One Distinction The Braves gained one distinction over the Dodgers yesterday. They beat them 6-1 and ended their visits to Brooklyn with a 6-5 record, the only team in the league to gain the upper hand over the Dodgers at Ebbets Field. Eddie Mathews broke a 1-1 tie with his 44th home run in the eighth. It came with two aboard. Later in the same inning Jim en- dleton belted an taslde-the-park blast that scored two more. Lew Burdette won his 14th game against three losses, best record in the league. In other games Philadelphia shaded the Cardinals 2-1 and Cincinnati thumped New York 9-2. The New York Yankees whipped the St. Louis Browns 8-5, Cleveland climbed into a second place tie with Chicago by beating Philadelphia 9-4 as the White Sox beat Washington 5-1 and Detroit edged Boston 6-4. The Yankees lead is now 10!4 games over Cleveland and Chicago* with 22 to play. The hlls' winning run against the Cardinals came in the eighth when ranny Hamner tripled and then scored as he knocked over catcher Del Rice during an attempted run down .Curt Simmons bested Harvey Haddix. Ted Kluszewski of Cincinnati broke his batting slump with four hits—his 38th homer, a double and two singles—In the Redlegs victory in New York. Larry Jansen, who owned a 24-3 lifetime record over Cincinnati, was tile loser. Home runs by Yogi Berra, Oil McDougald and Gene Woodling, which produced six runs, helped Eddie Lopat score his 14th victory for the Yanks. The Browns led 4-0 at one point. The White Sox fell before the four hit pitching of Bob Porterfleld and Johnny Schmitz. Porterfield pitched six scoreless Innings but nad to give up with a back injury. Cleveland's victory over Philadelphia was its 16th in 19 meetings this season. Rookie Dave Hoskins drove in two of the runs in winning lis eighth game and his fourth in i row. Detroit survived a Boston home _un siege by Karl Olsen. Hoot Evers and George Kell in the Into nnings. Bob Nieman drove in three of the Tigers' five runs. Chicks Holding SA First Place By JACK SIMMS Associated Press Sports Writer A month ago the Memphis Chicks were 4!4 games off the pace and the forecasters who picked them to win the Southern Association pennant were getting the horse laugh. But the Chicks, who sailed into rst place Tuesday, now only need another couple of nights like Wednesday and Thursday to win he crown. Atlanta and Nashville fell two games out of first last night. Mem)his whipped the Vols 814, while Atlanta lost a twin bill to the last- place Mobile Bears, 3-2 and 6-5. Birmingham defeated New Orleans 7-6 and the Chattanooga-Little Rock contest was rained out. Everything is In the Chicks' favor the rest of the way. Memphis and Nashville each have six games remaining. Atlanta hns seven. The Chicks play Nashville in single games in Memphis with Chattanooga Sunday and Monday. After they finish with Memphis, the Vols go to Little Rock to wind up their season with doubleheaders Sunday and Monday. Sports Round-up Old Timers Discuss Great Net Players By OATLK TALBOT FOREST HILLS (AP) — The big bronzed fellow who slid into a seat across the table at the famous inn where tennis folk gather to relax looked vaguely familiar. His name turned out to be Welby Van Horn, and at this time 14 years ago he was about the hottest thing in tennis. Me was just a kid then, and that | percentages in anything he did, ' was his second whack at the national championship. The tall boy from California entered the meet with no fanfare whatever, but before it ended almost every sport fan in the country knew his name. On his way to the final he defeated, among others, John Bromwich of Australia, then generally considered the world's best. Not until he faced Bobby Riggs on the final day in the stadium did the law of averages catch up with him. "I don't recall that I was especially scared," he says now. "I was Just up against one of the greatest tennis players there ever has been. Among: First Five I honestly think that Bobby belongs among the first five in anybody's all-time list. I know you never see him there, but he belongs." We suggested that a match between Riggs and Ken Rosewall, the present Aussie No. 1 who is about his size, would have been interesting to watch. "It wouldn't even have been ft contest," Welby declared. "Bobby could almost have called the score on this boy," Welby looked around for some confirmation of his Judn- ment and got it promptly from Gussie Moran, who wants her amateur status back and is looking prettier than ever. "I'll tell you what Bill Tilden told me just before he died," she said. "He said that Bobby could still train for a few weeks and beat any of the amateurs around now. That was when Prank Sedgman ttlll was an amateur, too." Thus encouraged, Van Horn went further into the subject of his favorite tennis player. Gambler "Maybe Bobby didn't look too Impressive," he continued, "but in my book he was the smartest player ever to step on a court. If lie couldn't beat you any other way, the little guy was a cinch to nutthink you. He was a natural- born gambler and he knew All Uu whether it was tennis or cards or tossing quarters at a crack." Welby said he would like to tell little story to Illustrate the way Bobby's mind works. "He's playing a lot of golf now and of course he always has to have something riding on a match. Actually he doesn't play too well, but by the time Bobby gets through figuring out what handicap he must have he's very tough to beat. I know through experience. The last time we got up a match I made up my mind he wasn't going to do it to me again. I had to haul him out of bed at 9 the next morning nnd he hated it, but of course he showed up. Well, when we teed off we were still arguing, and we kept it up right through the second green to the clubhouse and went home." Big Purse Is Incentive For Seixas' Show Tony Trabert Meets Budge Patty In Today's Contests By WILL ORIMSLEY FOREST HILLS. N. Y. Sclxas is playing tennis like the world's greatest nmalour. and it's easy to recognize the incentive. It's a $50,000 professional pot of ffokl. The tail, handsome Philadelphia almost sure to sijjn for JaSk Kramer's touring troupe if he cnn add the U. S. National to his Wimbledon championship and make a creditable showing In <the Davis Cup matches in September. Kramer was a spectator yesterday at the U, S. National Tour- nnmont v.'lien Srlx'ns rut. down the veteran Bill Talber of New York in a fourth round match, 6-2, 6-0, G-0, winning the last 14 games In a row. Seixas is Idle today while tournament directors push the top half of the draw out to the semi-finals. In these matches, Tony Trabert of Cincinnati, seeded second, plays Budge Patty, the world tennis tourist from Los Angeles, Reeded seventh, and Australia's Ken Rosewall, the No. 1 foreign seed, meets Sweden's Sven Davidson, upset winner over ex-champion Art Larson. Then on Saturday, Bclxas en- gates Kurt Nielsen, the big Dane, in a replay of the Wimbledon final while the ageless Gardner Mulloy of Coral Gables, Pla., takes on young Lewis Hoad of Australia. Patty and Davidson had the big wins yesterday in a full-day program .under a boiling sun. Patty ilpsefc Mervyn Rose, No. 1 ranking Australian but third seeded foreigner, 7-9, 6-4, C-2, 6-3, Davidson, seventh in the foreign list, out- astcd Art Larscn seeded fourth, 1-6. 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. Maureen Connolly, seeking her hirtl straight women's crown, led ,he way to the quarter-finals with 6-1, 6-3 win over Jeanne Arth of St. Paul, Minn. Read Courier News Classified Ads BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind Brooklyn . . . Milwaukee Philadelphia . 74 ST. Louis . 71 New York ... 64 42 .684 51 .617 9 60 .552 iT/, 60 .542 19 69 .481 27 Clncinnntl Chicago ... Pittsburgh . 74 82 95 .444 .379 .307 32 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York .. Chicago Cleveland .. Boston Washington Philadelphia Detroit St. Louis ... 89 79 79 73 67 52 50 46 .674 .594 .594 .541 .496 .388 .373 .343 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Memphis 83 65 .581 81 80 Nashville ... Atlanta Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga Little Eock .. Mobile 67 .547 67 .544 77 72 .517 72 75 .490 77 82 2 22 '/a 70 64 63 .476 .438 .426 10 1 18 20 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 6, Brooklyn 1 Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1 Cincinnati 9. New York 2 Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 8, St. Louis 5 Cleveland 9, Philadelphia 4 Detroit 5, Boston 4 Washington 5. Chicago 1 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mobile 3-6. Atlanta 2-5 Memphis 8, Nashville 4 Birmingham 7, New Orleans 6 Chattanooga at Little Rock, ppd. rain. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at New York—Porlros (8-4) or Meyer (14-5) vs. Worthington (5-6) St. Louis at Milwaukee—Miller (6-8) vs. Antonelli (11-9) Chicago at Cincinnati (21—Minner (9-14) and Willis (0-0) vs. Collum (7-9) and Raffensberger (712) Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at Cleveland—Pierce (179) vs. Garcia (10-8) Detroit at St. Louis, 8:30 p. m. —Aber (4-3) vs. Lai-sen (3-11) Only games SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at Birmingham Chattanooga at Little Rock (2) Nashville at Memphis Atlanta at Mobile The Browns have hit 86 home runs to date this season, four more than their 1952 season total, but 32 below the club's 1940 all-time mark of 118. There's one deal, Detroit umst certainly regret. The Tigers sent Billy Pierce, southpaw ace, to the White Sox late in 1948 for Aaron Robinson, Charley Yates Gets Vote Of Confidence from Golf Bigwigs MARION. Mass. Ml—America's nmuteur golfing bigwigs, assem- jled here from all parts of the nation, gave Charley (Ducky) Yates, U.S. Walker Cup team captain, a vote of confidence for his opening round pairings for the nternatlonal competition on Kit- :ansett's usually wind-swept links today. Yates paired his hottest youngsters, Snmmy Urzetta of Rochester, N.Y., and 22-year-old Ken Venturi of San Francisco, against Britain's nccs, Joe Carr and Ronnie White. They will start the 14th renewal of this one-sided competition- Britain has won only onco—in the first of the Scotch foursomes. Carr. England's outstanding amateur, dethroned America's Harvie Ward as the British amateur tltlist last May. White. 32, has been Undefeated in three previous Walker Cup team matches and rates as Britain's second best. Urzetta won the 1D50 National Amateur title from Frank Strana- :ian. Venturi has been burning up this sen-girt course for several days. Harvie Ward of Atlanta, and Congressman Jack Westland of Everett, Wash., current National Amateur titlist, ore paired with ^/^ 90 PROOF • DISTIUED fROM GRAIN* CONTINENTAL DISTIUING CORP., PHIU., PA. $1.i> I',4 Ft John D. A. Langley and Arthur Perowne for the No. 2 foursomes match. Jim Jackson of St.Louis, and Gene Littler of San Diego. Calif., will mutch alternate strokes with Jim Wilson and Roy MacOregor and BUI Campbell of Huntlngton, W.Va.,, and Charley Coe of Oklahoma City, with Gerald Micklem and John Morgan. Lulu Perez Favored Over Go/fordo Tonight By MURRAY ROSE NEW YORK (/f) — Lulu Perez, Brooklyn's latest fistic pride, is a 12-5 favorite to whip Davey Gnl- lardo in Madison Square Garden tonight and earn a shot at Willie Pep. . . The 8 p.m. CST bout will be broadcast (ABC) and telecast (NBC) coast to coast. The winner of the ten rounder has been promised a crack at the former featherweight champion in the Garden, Nov. 13. In the North Pacific Is the largest living star fish. It is the Sunflower Star and reaches a diameter of two feet or more. R!OE 'IM, ROLAND!—Roland La Starza goes western at Greenwood Lake, N. Y. The challenger hopes to prove how tough he really is when he tackles Rocky Marciano for the heavyweight title at the Polo Grounds, Sept. 24. (NEA) "hits Win 3ver Cards Jy 2 to 1 Grid Tactics in Eighth Help Break Tie Game By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS If Reclbird catcher Del Rice thought lie wns in a football game Thursday night in Philadelphia, he cou.'dn't be blamed much. Philadelphia's Granny Hamner seemed close to being a putout victim until he switched tactics in the eighth and threw a block into RiAe, knocking the ball from the receiver's hands and giviner the Phils a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. With the score tied Hai opened the eighth with a triple. When Curt Simmons was at bat ,he Cards got Hamner off base. Rice drew an error on the play. The Rcdbirds Jumped in front in the first inning when fleet Rip Repulski, who garnered two of St. Louis' five hits off Simmons, open- id with a single and later scored in Ray Jablonski's one-bagger. Soll.y Hemus and Harry Elliott Rice, Baylor, Texas Rated Over SMU In Southwest Fifth of a Series By EDWIN B. PRICE Hud Coxh, Texaf AUSTIN, Tex. (NEA) — Texans have long reminded that only fools and newcomers attempt to forecast the weather In the Lone Star Stat«. Football experts have found their game equally unpredictable. As a, result ,one sees fewer seer sucker* in the South west these days. Respecting the football coaches' code of ethics that frowns upon the fraternity participating in tha forecasting business, your correspondent Is playing the role of reporter. He. is merely relaying th» information that sports writers in Texas point their fingers at Rice. Opinion seems U> be evenly divided between Biyloc and T«»s at as the next-best bets. Southern Methodist seems sufficiently loaded to fall heir to the darkhorse role. Rice rates the raves on the basis of a sound, seasoned squad and Je-i Neeley's oiit-of-character op- timkm. A strong finisher last season, the Owls come up with a senior squad. Improved ball-carrying and a good defense. Neely's chief concern is developing standout receivers. Rice headline names include tackle Dick Chapman, center Leo Rucka, fullback Kosse Johnson, halfback Leroy Fenstemaker. Baylor rightfully claims one of the nation's swiftest and most proficient backfields, headed by Jerry Coody, made to order for double (,-b, ZZ.S-i-8. TACKLE PICK CHAPMAH ... BUT LOOK our FOR. A •STAMPEDE 8V BAYLOR'* Probable All-Southwest E_Carlton Mussey, TexaJ E-^Tohnny Crouch, TCU T— Dick Chapman, Eice T— Buck Lansford, Texas G— Morgan Williams, TCU *G— Bob Knowles, Baylor C — Leo Rucka, Rice Q— Don Ellis, Texas A&M H— Jerry Coody, Baylor H— Billy Quinn, Texas F— Kosse Johnson, Rice "Knoules is nominally a tackle.. duty. Coody will be joined by a good quarterback in Cotton Davidson, a great tackle in Bob Knowles. a dangerous halfback in L. O. Dupre. and good pass-catching ends in Charles Smith and Wayne Hopkins. George Sauer's concern, If any, is over defense and depth. the only other hits, the latter letting a double. Haddix. tough In the clutches, ave up seven bingles and left 10 Phils stranded. Yankee home run power ground out a 815 victory over the Brownies .n Busch Stadium last night. Ecrra. McDougald and Woodling delivered for the champs. Johnny Groth blasted one for the Browns. uar- m,er Aiart/s/c To/ces 5 Under Par In National Open WASHINGTON Wl — Milon Marusic took a fancy 5 under par 67 into the second round of the National Celebrities Open Gold Tournament today, but his fellow pros seemed' to be worried more about beating the heat and Lew Worsham. Worsham, of Oakmont, Pa., was in second place one stroke behind Marusic, a little known professional from Herkimer, N. Y. Mike Rome of Rye, N. Y., one of three players tied for third at 69. Tied for third with Roma were Jim Turnesa of Brlarcliff, N. Y., and and Johnny Sain. Bob Cain was the :oser. .. youngster who teaches golf Ed Lopat picked up his 14th win. at a public course in Baltimore, but got help from Tom Gorman Leo Biagetti. Ralph LomeH of rresno. Calif., a surprise contender with 70, said, "It's tough to stay with people like Worsham, but we're not giving up. You can bet on that." In the end, It may be the broiling Washington sun which will deter- irr r-,r,DiT-,n m a „„ inn u... mine the winner of the $15,000 tour- EL DORADO Wl-Some 4001 shot- nament sponsored by the Washing- makers sough qualifying berths ton Post / Tne mer cury staled at today in the start of the 28th an- d 100 vesterday and was ex . mal Oil Belt Golf Tournament. - Oil Belt Golf Tourney Opens r _,, . , „, ,. „. . pected to get up there again today. Defending champion Walter Ebel Defendins charnp ion Jimmy Dem- Jr. of Hot Springs was an auto- aret wlthdrew because of the heat, niatic qualifier, No Sweep For Little Leaguers SKOWHEGAN, Me. HP) — If the Strand Theaters' Little League Daseball team defeated Norridgewock, they were to see a free show. If they lost, they'd have to sweep out the theater. The game ended in a 6-6 tie. So the theater manager and the team coach agreed that the youngsters should get the free tickets anyway. Hency Block, Camden, N. J., apprentice who led the jockeys during the Charles Town meeting, is riding at Atlantic City. He's 19. Marusic carded a 1 under par 35 on the front nine and a neat 4 under par 32 on the back nine. Worsham scored rounds of 33 and 35. Fights Last Niaht By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWARK, N. J.—Pete Adams, 150, Newark, outpointed Willla Johnson, 149, Lumberton, N. C., 8. Copenhagen — Jorgen Johansen, 130 Denmark drew with Werner Handke 131 !i, Germany, 15. Detroit—Allie Gronik, 150. Lincoln Park, Mich., stopped Jimmy Lunn, 147, Chicago, 8. Fresno, Calif. — Aberdeen Lynch. 13614, Los Angeles, outpointed Jimmy Savala, 139. San Francisco, 10. GIANT LABOR DAY TIRE SALE Shop Your Friendly Savings Stations Today Size 600x16 $11.60 EVERY GIANT TIRE Double Guaranteed 1. For life against structural failure. 2. Up to 24 mo. against accidental failure — cuts, bruises, breaks and blow outs. If Tire Fail* You Pay Only For Time Used Sizt 670x15 Stations in Ala., Miss., Ark., and Tenn. SAVINGS OIL CO. BLYTHEVILLE STATION LOCATED ON SOUTH HIWAY 61 Texas faces its biggest reconstruction problem since World War II. Two All-America performers and five others who gained all-Conference acclaim are among those missing. Billy Quinn. all-Conference as a sophomore, heads a backfield that could discount a lot of inexperience with wholesome desire. End Carlton Massey, tackle Buck Lansford and guard Phil Branch 'are among the proven aces. SMU. with a new coach in Chal- raer Woodard from McPherson College (Kans.i and now running the spIit-T and Bear-T formations, tackles a rugged schedule, including a start against Georgia Tech and a finish with Notre Dame. If the defense improves, and men like Jerry Norton, Frank Eidom and Darrell Lafitte remain sound, SM0 should surprise. Texas Christian has lots of speed, with sophomores Bill Curtis and Van Williams joining Ron Clink- scales. Mai Fowler, a good all- around backfielder, is the key man in the T attack installed by Abe Martin. Guard Morgan Williams and end Johnny Crouch feature the line. Texas A. and M. lacks depth, but Don Ellis, Connie Magouirk, Joe Boring and Don Kachtik give the Cadets a good backfield start. End Erie Miller, tackle Larry Winkler and guard Sid Theriot are bright spots in a line that generally lack» weight and experience. Arkansas, too, faces rebuilding, but Bowden Wyatt, installing the" single wing, has timber for a foundation in Lamar McHan, one of the sector's most talented backs, tackle Charlie Faulkinberry, end Floyd Sagely and guard Bud Brooks. Outside our league the best teams in the Southwest probably are Houston, Texas Tech, East Texas Stat« and Hardin-Simmons. NEXT: The Pacific Coast. Allison Is Man to Beat In Ft. Smith Golf Tourney By CARL BELL FCRT SMITH (/Pi—In the absence of a defending champion, medalist Vincent Allison was the man to beat us match play began tills morning in the Willard Memorial Amateur Golf Tournament. However, the 32-man championship flight included so many consistently good swingers that the Fort Smith star could not be ranked as an odds-on favorite. Allison conquered the 6.421 yard par 72 Hardicrabble Country Club course with a 63-two strokes better than anyone elsc-in yesterday's qualifying, and proclaimed "I'm playing the best golf of my life." His card was just one stroke over the competitive record for the Hardscrabble layout, where he won the Arkansas Amateur championship in 1948. Allison said he wasn't bothered at all by the slow, all-day rain which may have been responsible for the fact that only five in the field of 13S were able to break par. Allison carded xis birdies and 10 pars. Closest to the hometown hopeful in the qualifying tests, all with 70's, were Leonard Young, Oklahoma champion from Tulsa; Chris Gers of Oklahoma City; and Jack Penrose from Miami Beach, Fla. Athletics has many hobbies. Among them are basketball, bowling, fishing, hunting and music. 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