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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 8, 1953
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPT. «, 19W Dodgers Now Have Longest Lead of Year By JOE REICHI.ER AP Sports Writer Too bad the National League season has only three more weeks to go. Otherwise the runaway Brooklyn Dodgers almost certainly would challenge Pittsburgh's record 27 1/2- game bulge^oj Sl^yea^ago. ^ ^^ ^ fc the minute. Since Aim 7 exactly a month ago, the power-packed Brooks have won 28 of 33 games to boost, fl'Jr lead over MilwaukeY from 7 1/2 to 13 games Yesterday's two Brooklyn triumphs over Philadelphia while the Braves were knocked off twice by Chicago gave the Dodgers their longest lead of the year. The Dodgers \vould have to wi all their remaining 16 games whil the Braves were dropping their 1 to better the 1902 pennant-winning Pirates' record. That, of course is practically an impossibility. However, the Dodgers are almos certain to win their seventh flag second in succession by one of thf largest margins in modem times Only five National League cham pions won by a larger margin tha' the Dodgers own today. Brooklyn gained its 95th and 96tli victories yesterday by knocking of Robin Roberts and Curt Simmon; by identifical 6-2 scores. The Dodg ers need only nine more to bettel the team record of 104 victorie.' by the 1942 Dodgers. Only 10 National League clubs have won more than 104 games. The Dodgers can clinch the flag this week. They need only a combination of four victories or four Milwaukee defeats to eliminate the Braves mathematically. Among the "Dead" The Phillies joined the Oiants and Cardinals among the "dead" yesterday as Roberts abosrbed his 13th defeat and Simmons his 12th. Four Philly errors and Duke Snider's 37th home run helped Carl Erskine to his 18th triumph in the opener. Roberts no* has lost four of his last five starts since winning his 20th game. Roy Campanella ruined Simmons In the nightcap with a three- run homer in the sixth inning that erased a 2-1 deficit. His three RBIs on his 39th homer enabled him to break Bill Dickey's RBI mark for a catcher. Campy now has 136 RBIs, three more than Dlciey drove in with the 1931 Yankees. The victory went to Billy Loes, who hurled « four-hitter for his 12th success. Hank Sauer was the chief Milwaukee tormentor, leading the Cubs to a pair of triumphs, 4-3 and 6-4. Cut Lead Cleveland's Indians shaved New Collum Oi/ Belt Golf King Again EL DORADO iffl — Paul Collum of El Dorado yesterday became the Oil Belt Golf Tournament king for the second time when he halved the 18th hole wjth a birdie four and then sank a 10-foot putt on the 19th hole to whip Howie Johnson, of Houston, Tex.. 1-up. Colluni, 1951 Oil Belt champ, was three down at the turn but rallied to catch Johnson In. the 18-hole final at the El Dorado Country Club yesterday afternoon. York's American League lead to nine games, winning a pair from the St. Louis Browns while the Yankees were held to a split in a double-header In Boston. Home runs by A! Rosen, Larry Doby and Dale Mitchell gave the Indians a 10-7 victory after Bob Lemon had blanked the Browns 3-0 In the opener. Ted Williams hit his ninth homer with a man on base and singled in another run in the Bed Sox' 7-4 opening triumph over the Yankees. Joe Collins paced the Yankees to n 5-3 second-game victory with four hits. Including a home Detroit's Tigers climbed Into sixth place for the first time this season, whipping the third-place Chicago White Sox twice, 6-2 and 4-2. Washington trampled tha Phlla^ delphla Athletics twice, 13-2 and 6-3. Red Shoendienst and Stan Mus- lal led the Cardinals to a double victory over the Cincinnati Red- legs 4-3 and 1-0. Pittsburgh's last-place Pirates Won their first double-header of the year at the expense of the Giants 9-7 and 5-3. Cards Scalp Cincinnati Reds 1 to 0 Haddix Pitches 17th Victory, 5th Shutout Champ Trabert Wants Wife, College, Cup FOREST HILLS, N. Y. (AP) — The United States' new tennis champion is a freckle-faced, 23-year-old ex-sailor from Cincinnati whose immediate interests are marriage, the Davis Cup and college — not a pro career. Memphians Clinch SA Flag Last Night By The Associated Press It's'the Southern Association pennant-winning Memphis Chicks against Birmingham and Nashville's second-place Vols against Atlanta omorrow night In the opening tames of the league's play-offs. Luke Appling's Chicks waited un- il last night — final date of regu- ar season play — to clinch their irst pennant In 23 years. Nashville inished two games off the pace. Atlanta placed third, a game be- tind the Vols. The Borons of Birrn- ngham, early season leaders in the lag race, stumbled home fourth. Here's the way It went in the doubleheaders which brought the 953 campaign to a close: Memphis split with Chattanooga's ookouts, the Chicks winning the irst 13-5 and losing the second -2. Nashville whipped Little Roc* -5 and 5-3. The New Orleans Pels topped Atlanta 2-1 and 7-4. Birmingham blanked Mobile 1-0 nd then the Bears shutout the Barns 5-0. Nashville rode John Walsh's nine- itter and a six-hit job by Tony West. Pete Moclica and Dick Adir to a sweep of its twin bill with ittle Rock. The second game went 1 innings. • "I haven't had any professional offers." Tony Trabert said after crushing Wimbledon Champion Vic Seixas, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, in yesterday's final at the West Side Tennis club; This Is heartening news for American tennis. In Trabert and Seixas, the U. S. has the No. 1 and No. 2 players in amateur tennis, take your pick on the order — and will be heavily favored to win the Davis Cup from Australia In December. Trabert and Seixas will carry U. S. Davis Cup colors against Canada at Montreal this weekend in the North Africa final. Sometime this winter Trabert plans to wed a stunning brunette named shauna Wood from Salt Lake City, Utah, who was "Miss Utah" In the recent Miss Universe contest. She was here to see Tony's greatest triumph. The women's championship was won for the third straight year by Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, who'll be 19 Sept. 17. Maureen, playing at the top of her game,, downed Doris Hart of Coral Gables, Fla., for the fifth time n beaten finalist, 6-2, 6-4. Then Little Mo disclaimed any plans for turning professional this year. By The Associated Press Lefthander Harvey Haddix is a step closrr to his goal of 20 victories this year. He hurled No. 17 and his fifth , shutout, 1-0. against the Cincinnati Redlegs in the second half of their doubleheader with the Cardinals Monday. Red Schoendienst drove in the winning run In the ninth frame of the opener for a 4-3 triumph which with the nightcap victory and the twin defeat of the Philadelphia Phils by the Brooklyn Dodgers boosted the Redbirds into third place. It was Haddix on the offensive in the second game, also, as he singled in the third, advanced on a sacrifice and a ground out, and scored the lone tally on Stan Musial's double. In the first game the Redlegs took a 3-0 lead before Schoendienst batted In a pair of runs on a third inning homer. Rip Repulski's long fly In the eighth scoring Ray Jablonski set the stage for Schoen- dlenst's game-winning single which scored Hemus who had reached base on an error. The Browns remained deeply mired in the American League cellar as the Cleveland Indians handed out a pair of defeats—3-0 and 10-7. The second contest was tied 7-7 in the seventh when a pinch single broke the deadlock. The Indians went on to get two more off loser Bob Cain and Lou Kretlow. Johnny Groth and Dick Kryhoski had home runs in that game off starter Dave Hoskins. In the opener Bob Lemon posted his 19th triumph, holding the Brownies to six hits. Harry Brecheen was the loser — his llth against five victories with the Browns. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lnsl I'd. Behind Brooklyn 96 42 .696 Milwaukee ..83 55 .601 13 St. Louis .... 75 61 .551 20 Philadelphia . 75 62 .547 20'.i New York ... 64 74' .464 32 j Cincinnati ... 59 79 .428 37 Chicago 55 82 .401 40'/i Pittsburgh ..44 96 .314 53 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Behind New York ... 90 44 .672 | Cleveland ... 83 55 .601 9 Chicago 80 58 .580 13 Boston 76 63 .547 16(4 Washington . . 9 68 .504 22!i Detroit . . . . 53 86 .381 39'/ 3 Philadelphia . 52 86 .377 40 St. Louis .... 48 91 .345 44'/, SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. Behind Memphis 87 67 .565 — Nashville .... 85 69 .552 1 Atlanta 84 70 .545 3 Birmingham . 78 76 .506 9 New Orleans 76 78 .494 11 Chattanooga . 13 8 .474 14 Little Rock ... 66 87 .431 20|£, Mobile 66 87 .431 20'/> Frank Poster has been a member of Navy football staffs since 1924. He has coached the Middle junior varsity squad since 1935. Lt. Comdr. BUI Bailey, former Duke ;University football player. Is head coach of the Pensacola, Fla.. Navy Goshawks. Rice Favorite in Southwest This Is the first In a «erles discussing- Southwest Conference football prospects. HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — The Rice Owls have been made favorites for the Southwest Conference football championship and they're just the guys who can do it, too. Coach Jess Neely, who says he'll have his best team since 1949 when the Owls swept through the conference and' smashed North Carolina in the Cotton Bowl, told the boys when they reported for practice last week: "The first game of the season in the toughest, and from there on they get harder." Rice picked a tough foe lor the opener. The Owls play Florida in Houston Sept. 19 and Florida is one of the top-ranked outfits of the nation. The Owls, like most other college teams, won't know how good they are until they are tested .in one- platoon football. But the starting lineup looks potent. Lack of depth at the end positions is one of the bigger problems starters should hold their own with almost anybody but the reserve strength isn't too good. Dan Hart at left end was a defensive regular last fall, .after lettering at guard as a sophomore. Blots Bridges at right end was an offensive regular and stellar pass- catcher. He's not too big at 186 pounds. No Depth The Owls do not lack for big men at tackle although there's not too much depth there, either. The starters should be Dick Chapman, 225-pound giant who was all-conference as a defensive lineman last fall, and Layton Golemon. a 2-35-pounder. Job Hudson, defensive tackle for two years, now becomes the regular offensive left guard, arid the 212-pounder shapes up as one of the league's better linemen. His running mate at right guard is Kenny Paul. Leo Rucka generally Is rated as the .top center in the Southwest. He has been a regular linebacker two years and played some offense at center. At this early stage, the starting backfield would seem to be Leroy Penstemaker at quarter, Dick Moegle and Bill Gaskamp at halfbacks and Kosse Johnson fullback. Key Man Johnson Is very much a key man in the Bice picture. He has been regular offensive fullback lor two years, with some duty at left half. He's a fine runner and has handled the punting adequately. And Johnson, while he played only on offense in platoon football, was a splendid linebacker in high school and with the freshman in 1950. Fenstemaker took over the man- under chares at Rice in mid-season of 1952. The Owls promptly rolled to four straight victories. He's not the most polished quarterback around but the big guy gets the job done. Men Ready Young Moegle, who is barely 19, saw a little service as a soph, and now appears ready to blossom as a real standout at left half. He's getting a strong challenge from Mac Taylor, top soph prospect, and the nation's leading punt returner, 147-pound Horton Nesrsta. At right half, Rice fans arc expecting a lot from the fleet Gaskamp, who makes a delayed start with the varsity after a year in Junior college and a year getting t eligible. Should he not make it, I no less than four lettermen—Mor- ris Stone, Carl Johnson, Gordon Kellogg and Sammy Burk are ready to step in. There are some other promising young men ready to push the probable starters, most of them up from freshman ranks, but a few lettermen are top reserves—End Sammy Ward, Tackle Max Schuebel. Guards W. C. Treadway and Skip Lee. Jerry Hall, 210-pound trackman, is a tremendous fullback prospect if he can overcome tile double handicap of an ankle injury and defensive inexperience. * -V * No Holiday For SW Footballers DALLAS l.n — There was no Labor Day holiday for Southwest Conference footballers. The boys worked out hard at one- platoon football with each of the seven schools stressing fundamentals. At Texas Christian, Coach Abe Martin expressed pleasure after the F'rogs went through offensive and defensive drills. The Texas A & M cadets took it fairly easy with a light workout. At Waco, Coach George Sauer put the Baylor Bears through a long, hard session on defense. The Bears also worked on punting and protection for the punter. The Rice Ow|s had their pictures taken and got a detailed explanation as to how the new limited substitution rule will work. Southern Methodist topped off a Diplomats Must Pay To Fish, Too BLED. Yugoslavia—It's the diplomats—and not the fish—who are on the hook now in this summer resort center for foreign envoys in Yugoslavia. BIcd's lakes are teeming with trout. In years past the authorities looked the other way when the diplomat'! In residence here went Ashing without a license. This year, however, they must shell out 500 dinars ($1.66) per person per day 'or fishing privileges. And there's a covey of wardens to enforce the law. The Detroit Lions topped the National Football League in rushing defense during the 1952 season. The Lions allowed only 1.145 yards rushing in 12 games. That's an average of only 95.4 yards per game. morning workout with a 20-mlnute scrimmage. The Razorbacks of Arkansas had an hour-long scrimmage and added some new plays to their single wing attack in Payetteville. Fullback Henry Moore and end Bill Lyons suffered minor injuries in, Saturday's scrimmage and spent Monday on the sidelines. Coach Ed Price of the University of Texas drilled the Longhorns on passing. For the past five years P. T. HANEy hat been selling Dodges and Flymoulhs for us. Let P. T. give you a demonstration in the new DODGE VS. You'll like It. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 1st& Walnut.. Phone .|.|22 Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUB Brooklyn 6-6. Philadelphia 2-2 St. Louis 4-1, Cincinnati 3-0 Pittsburgh 9-5, New York 7-3 Chicago 4-6, Milwaukee 3-4 AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland ^-10, St. Louis 0-7 Detroit 6-3, Chicago 2-2 Washington 13-6, Philadelphia 2-3 Boston 7-3, New York 4-5. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Memphis 13-2, Chattanooga 5-7 Birmingham 1-0, Mobile 0-5 New Orleans 2-7, Atlanta 1-4 Nashville 8-5, Little Rock 5-3 (second 11 innings) Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Milwaukee inioht) Lindell (5-16) vs An tonelli (11-10) Only game scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION No games scheduled. Furilfo Out Of Play Until Series NEW YORK «•)—Brooklyn outfielder Ctu'l Furillo will spend the rest of the season nursing a broken finger but both he and Leo Durocher, his target in Sunday's brawl at the Polo Grounds, apparently will escape unscathed as far as league officials are concerned. Dr. Eugene Zorn, the Dodgers' physician, said Furillo has a double fracture of the bone behind the knuckle of the little finger of his left hand. He will be out of action until the World Series. Forty-seven Jockeys and 127 trainers were responsible for winning horses during the Monmouth Park race meeting. REMEMBER WHEN — Three old cronies talk over old times and compare clippings o! by-gone- days when the Blythevllle Tigers set a record of 35 consecutive losses in 1925. (Left to right) 0. E. (Dutch) Queilmalz, Tiger manager in '25, Fred S. Saliba, secretary-treasurer In '25, and George (Stormy, Take Two) Kromer, Tiger manager in '25. Mobley, Terry Majors Win Mat Matches Rex Mobley and Terry Majors emerged victorious from two rough wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. In the main event, Moblay sidestepped a drop kick thrown by Lee Fields in the third fall and then pinned Fields to claim victory. Mobley took the last two falls after dropping the first one to gain ;he verdict. Fields won the first round in nine •ninutes with a reverse jack knife and Mobley took the-second in 10 ninutes with a crab hold. . In a preliminary go, Terry Majors won over Susanne Smith in two straight falls. Shn won the first fnll in 14 minutes with a crab hold and the -ocond in 10 minutes with a double iack knife. During the .main .event bout Pro- noter Mike Meroney announced ,hat he has lined up something lew in the way of wrestling bouts iere—a wrestle royal, for next week. He said that he is attempting to book five men for the event and all five will be in the ring at one time. A Call For Charlie Purges Gets Response NEWTON. Mass. W)—All for golfer Charlie Burgess can get plenty f response at the Woodland Golf ;iub here. There are four members by that lame — representing four genera- .ons- Often they are at the club at he same time. And all are pretty air golfers. Charlie, Sv. is the oldest. He's approaching 80. Charlie IV is the youngest. He's only seven. Look at this price! 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Walnut and Broadway Phone 4555 Kramer's Tigers were Immortalized, more or less, in a poem by a New "oi'K spores writer. The poem Was widely circulated over the nation. Kromer, now a successful cap manufacturer in Milwaukee, was passing through Blytheville yesterday. His team of 1925 was plastered with 35 consecutive losses, believed to be the longest loss record in baseball history. However, Kromer said yesterday thst several tennis have had longer losing streaks. Oddly enough, tlie ball club which had that disastrous year, graduated seven men to the big leagues. Among: them were William f Buddy) Lewis, Obbie Eckert, Jack Kloca and Richard (Red) Smith. And yesterday marked the first time Kromer has returned to Blytheville since that ill-fated season 28 years ago. Bill Teas, Georgia Tech halfback, .set two new school records during the 1952 season when he carried the ball 151 times and gained 788 yards. Keiser to Play Home Game at Wilson Friday REISER — Coach Austin Hanna's Keiser Yellowjackets will open their 1953 football season with a "home" game In Wilson Thursday night. Coach Hanna explained he hai Jj moved Keiser's contest with Shaw- • nee to the Wilson field because the Keiser field is not yet in shape for a game. With nine lettermen returning, Coach Hanna reported his squad consists of only some 13 boys who practice daily. After an open date next week, the Jackets will be playing each week until Nov. 13. The schedule: Sept. 25— At Hickory Ridge Oct. 2— At Trumann 9— Blytheville B 16— At Wilson 23— Crawfordsvilla 30— At Marlon. Nov. 6— Lepanto 13— At Burdette RHYTHM ON ICE AUTO THRILLCADE OPENING NIGHT STOCK CAR RACES SEPT. 36-29 • OCT. i <3IANT, MILLION DOLLAR CARHIVAL MIDWAY JGRAND OLE OPRY i OCT. 1 AND 1 JfOpTH'TALENT CONTEST SSBO.OOO In Prize* Jack Hennemier. line coach at the University of Maryland, won the most valuable football player award at Duke University In 1935. 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