The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1954 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 26, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 96, BLYWETILL? COtmiER NT3WS PAGE 1LBTE1I Lip Picks Jackie over Campy Durocher Says It's Robinson Who Wins Dodger Ball Games By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Leo Durocher was being asked a lot of questions about the fascinating National League race thus far and, in particular, ttie Dodger*, who keep slumping into first place. At this stage, Roy Campanella the rotund man usually thought o as the most valuable in Brooklyn and the league, had been out of th lineup for nearly two weeks as th result of an operation on the side o the burly catcher's left hand fo the removal of a bone chip pressing on a nerve. "Now is the time to steal a lap o two on the Brooks," someone re marked, "while Campanella Is out." Manager Durocher of the Giant, leaned back from the desk in hi Polo Grounds office and looked a the question boys with a twinkle in his eyes. Of late, you see, The Li; has been having his troubles wit them, and when he knows some thing ahead of them it pleases hirr mightily. "Campanella?" he humphed "Why, I'd rather have him playing against me than Robinson. Campa neila is a good catcher who steadie the pitchers.. He beats you once in a while with a homer un. * » * "But that Robinson. He beats you so 'many ways. You don't knov, whether he's going to bunt or hit a home run. And what does he hi every year? About .330. On base he drives your pitcher nuts. He steals. He makes the big play anj place they put him, does every thing. He's older now. He isn't as fast as he was, but he's still tre mendous." GuardQuaiifies For Southern Gets into Action At Memphis Today MEMPHIS W — Defending cham pion Joe Conrad, an Air Force lieutenant, was up against a sergean from his own home base in South era Amateur golf tournamen match play today. The sarge: Jimmy Brass of Or lando, Fla. He journeyed here from Lackland Air Force Base with Conrad and wound up with a 154 for 36 holes of qualifying play. Conrad, who hails from San Antonio, and Sgt. Brass were the first of the 64 qualifiers to tee up. Winners today form the championship flight. The finals roll around Saturday. Robbing Again Medal honors were split yesterday by a tourney favorite, slender Hillman Robbins of Memphis, and his husky college pal, Mason Rudolph of Clarksville, Term. Both shot 144 — four over par. Robbins, southern intercollegiate champion, was matched against Tom Walsh (155) of Greenville, Miss.; Rudolph, a former national junior champion, took on Tom Michael (155) of Memphis. The tough 6.617-yard Memphis Country Club course fought back during the two-day qualifying grind, scores wereu nusually high. The qualifying cutoff was 164 — a whopping 24 over par. The association's board of directors decided last night that the 1956 tournament will be played at Atlanta's Druid Hills Course. The 1955 tourney is scheduled for Linville, s. c. Three Arkansans qualified. Johnny Buzick of Monette fired 151; Dr. James Guard, Blytheville,,154; and Sgt. Earl Mitchell, Camp Chaffee, 147. Buzick plays Vernon Bell of Memphis, Guard goes against Charlie Rosen of New Orleans and Mitchell plays Bill Norvell of Chattanooga. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS San Jose, Calif — Bay Perez, 148, Los Angeles, and Ernie Greer, 148, Oakland, drew, 10. Kennewick, Wash — Jim Grow, 132, Lewiston-, Idaho, outpointed Blacfcie Vandeer Veer, 136, Seattie, 8. Toledo, Ohio — Pat Lowry, 148, Toledo, knocked out Al Moody, 148y 2 , Chtcao, 5. Joe Fitzgerald, bullpen coach for the Washington Senators, was a batboy for the Nats in 1912. your meant mocfc. JIM BEAM KENTUCKY SDH*! IOUMON MOOT, B PM* Jackie Robinson, has been hobbled by a badly bruised heel, and you quickly gathered that Durocher hoped it wouldn't heal too rapidly— not, at least, until Sept. 29, which is when the season ends. Coining from Durocher, his words on Robinson must be rated as the supreme accolade for the all-round athlete from UCLA. The fiery pair have had their differences and they have been noticeable ones. With an eye on the cool weather, and the knowledge that old guys show much better when the sun gets hot, Walter Alston has kept Robinson in the dugout more than somewhat. In numerous early contests the powerfully-built Pasadena product appeared for no longer amount of time than pinch-hitting takes. Durocher if not alone in suspecting that once the weather gets hot and the 35-year-old Robinson begins to loosen up, Jackie once more will be the fellow you have to stop if you want to beat the Superbas. Whenever Robinson is mentioned, '.ho final day of the 1951 season comes to mind. The Giants had clinched at least a tie for the pennant in Boston. As the Polo Grounders left, the Dodgers' game with the Phillies in Philadelphia had gone into extra innings. "If they play long enough, Robinson will beat them," remarked Durocher, grimly. Robinson, playing second base, knocked himself out diving head first on the ground to take what would have been the winning hit away from Eddile Waitkus. In the 14th, he hit the ball out of the park to send the Dodgers into the playoff. Robinson, now playing left field, is bothered by his left knee now and then. The hel hurts. But the sun will come out. And its heat could easily—as Leo Durocher insists—set off Jackie Robinson as though he were a Roman candle. By ILOYD MANGRUM Tarn O'Shanter always has been my favorite course; I'm the head pro there. But one hole—the 18th— Of the sprawling Chicago layout always has been my particular favorite. That's because I made what I rate the best shot of my life on that hole. It came during the final round of the 1948 World Championship tournament. I had shot the first nine in 32 and took 29 shots to come up to the spot I was in on the 18th. That spot was 25 yards away from the hole. My ball was a few feet out from the green, which was uphill. I needed a birdie to win the tournament right there — but was more concerned with getting the par I had to have to gain a tie. • • • I delivered for myself quite well —my chip heading right for the cup. It came down and rolled past it—as my heart gave a jump—and then stopped eight inches away. It was, I say, the bests hot I've ever made. I canned the putt and earned a tie with Bobby Locke, the South African. I also broke my course record with my 63. The next day I went cut and beat Locke and I've always thought the chip shot gave me the impetus to do so. Childress Leads Courier To First Win Paced by the stick work of Bob Childress with four for five and Lewis, who had two homers and a single, the Courier News racked up its first win of the new season in "Y" Softball League play at Little Park yesterday afternoon, trouncing Montgomery Ward to the tune of 19-7, The winners failed to score in the third, when they went down in order, and the fifth. Ward's remained In the game until the fourth, when the Courier piled six atop the already imposing nine runs on the board, to make it a runaway. For the winners, Lewis homered in the first and second and Ross in the second. Mel Hay unloaded one each in the first and fifth for Ward's. Ward's used an assortment of pitchers, none of which were effective for any length of time. Potts started, gave way to Mel Hay in the third, who was replaced by J. L. Johnson, and the shuttle carried back to Hay and Potts later. fc The Courier garnered 14 hits and the losers had ten. Most spectacular fielding play of the game was Bill Shelton's one- hand stab of Childress' line drive ir the sixth. McDaniel went all the way for the winners and was the winning pitcher.. This afternoon's game will bring together the Ark-Mo Power Co. and Southwestern Bell Telephone. Castellani's Return Aided by Rich Pilot By MURRAY 01DERMAN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — {NEA) — Last time Attilio (Rocky) Cas tellani showed in Madison Square Garden, the aroma remaining cloud have putrefied a high school chemistry lab. "Me and Langlois," grimaces Rocky with a shudder of remembrance. "We really stunk out the joint." So Rocky ducked to the hinterlands, if Cleveland will excuse the expression, and now a year later he returns to the Garden the No. 1 claimant to the middleweight throne of Bobo Olson. On the asset side, fte has a beautiful wife, a bouncing boy and a manager with a million bucks. He matches that with an impressive string of seven triumphs, the last two over Mickey Laurent and Gil Turner. The renaissance dates to last May when Alvin Naiman, a Cleveland wrecker, took over Rocky's contract and brought serenity to a ring career that bounced from 1948 Rookie of the Year to a troubled-embroiled veteran who wanted to quit for good in 1952. "My first five years as a pro." recounts Rocky, "I made $100,000 and from all that dough I netted only five grand a year. All the time worries — family, managers. You got things on your mind, you don't fight so good." The worries involved one Tommy Ryan, nee Eboli,, who expressed his dislike for Al Weill, then a matchmaker, with a right to the jaw immediately after Durando was awarded a TKO over Castllani in their last meeting two years ago. Commissioner Bob Christenberry's suspension of Ryan left Castellani without a manager momentarily, as the fight boys say. Another manager named Tex Sullivan showed up. Says Tex brazenly: "for the record, I get the fighter, but Ryan still cuts in. I'm the front man. Does Christenberry know about it? What do you think? He's no dope. I even let him know the setup before I go into it." The neat arrangement lasted only until Ryan blew his cork in public again — when Castellani dropped that stinkeroo to Pierre Langlois. Naiman, an impassioned fan who liked the kid, and had the Announcin A Revolution in Motor Oils! Now at your Phillips 66 Dealer's... an oil that can double the life of your car's engine! The first All-Weather Motor Oil to meet the highest standard ever established for automobile lubrication. PHILLIPS 66 TROP-Aimc MOTOR OIL Is the first all- weather oil to meet the severe requirements of the Mil-0-2104 Supplement 1 test . . . the toughest standard ever set up for automobile lubrication. Now find out what this means to you as a car owner: Compared to ordinary motor oils, new TROP-ARTIC reduces piston ring wear 40% or more. It cuts oil consumption 15% to 4$%. ft keeps pistons clean**. It saves you money by increasing gasoline mileage. This has been demonstrated in tests representing more than 150,000 miles of driving. TROP-ARTIC is a superior all-weather motor oil... S.A.E. 10W—30, Any make or model of car, in any climate, at any time of the year will benefit from continued use of Phillips 66 TROP-ARTIC. Get it at the station where you see the Phillips 66 Shield. PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY THE NEW -eat OIL THAT CAN DOUBLE THE LIFE OF YOUR MOTORI W6TRIBUTBD Of BLYTHEYILLE AREA BY R.C. FARR & SONS DISTRIBUTORS PHILLIPS PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Manila High Team Has Won 29 Games in Row MANILA—Manila High School's baseball team has two and one- half year record of no defeats, having won 29 straight ball games. They were defeated 10 in the spring of 1952. but no team has stopped them since. The team is sparked by one of the outstanding pitchers in Arkansas high school history. He is Joe Dcun Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Deun Pierce of Manila. rocks to prove it, paid $20,000 for Castellani's contract — not. to Sullivan, the manager of record, but to Ryan. He bought a private gym for Rocky in Cleveland, made him ft public relations man for his wrecking rtrm, imported Trainer Sid Terrls to sort steel slag, and whatta ya know, we're in the fight business. Rocky hasn't lost since. Despite his defensive reputation, he's scarred around both eyes, his is mnshed and his right ear slightly cauliflowered. * * • But it beats working in the coal mines, which he used to do around his native Luzerne, Pa., at the tender aue of 11. "They say I don't like to get hit," counters Ricky. "Who does? I'm just,trying to win fights. Who wants to'be braveV You know what they told us in the Marines: "All the brave ones are the dead olios," j "I take a punch all right. I've never been down for 10. I'm 27 a fighter's best age. I've fought the best in the world, so I've got nothing to be afraid of-." Are you listening, Bobo? Little Joe has won 18 straight games, never suffered a defeat in high school. He has averaged two strike-outs an inning. In eight games he allowed only one hit. He has one no-hit, no run game in which he allowed only one man to reach first. 142 Pounder Little Joe, a senior, weighs only 142 pounds ixnd is 5' 8" tall. He pitches a sizzling fast ball, coupled with a very good curve. In addition to this he has good control in that he has not allowed over one earned run in any game he has pitched. Manila boasts a tight infield and outfield to back up its pitching staff. The lineup includes: Catcher—Tommy Hatcher—Sophomore, 1st. base—Ralph Wagner—senior, 2nd base—Dean Wagner—Sophomore. 3rd base—Bobby Davis—Sophomore, Short stop — Jimmy Miles — Senior. Left Field—Larry Homer—Senior Center Field—Bobby Scott—Senior. Rinht fleW—Vance Wacidell—Ju- Joe Dean Pierce nior. Wayne Taylor, a graduate of Arkansas State, Jonesboro, coaches the Manila Winners. Rookie Rudy Regaldo of the Cleveland Indians won a combat badge badge during the Korean conflict. Before entering the military service lie was a student at the University of Southern California. A total of $5,000 in cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded in five stock outboard classes for the first annual 60-mile Thousand Island outboard marathon to be run on the St. Lawrence River June 13. 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—CMC — Blytheville WHITE SPORT COATS 100% Wool Smooth, Waffle Weave White Coats By A Famous "**i*. Maker. In Men's And Youths Sizes. se Your Graduation Gifts from This Selection: Capps Suits and Sport Coats Van Heusen Dress Shirts Van Heusen Sport Shirts Esquire Hosiery Pioneer Belts ana* Jewelry Hubbard Slacks HUDSON CUAMM * CL0TMU - TAJLOft Blytheville, Arkansas Stttfo,

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