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May 31, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER WBW8 MONDAY, MAY 31, 1M4 Pittsburgh Pick-Me-Up Boon to Other Teams **** * * * * Fred Haney's Clinic Cures All Ills By JACK HAND The Pittsburgh "pick-me-up" is a sure fire remedy for woozy National League contenders One trip to Fred Haney's clinic and the ailing patient is young at heart. Philadelphia took the cure yesterday and shot into a second place tie with New York and Brooklyn, only IVg games behind the leading Milwaukee Braves. Now it's the Giants' turn to visit the health spa! The Phils and Dodgers found the Pirates oh so helpful in the first quarter of the season. H the Phils hadn't thumped the Pirates in six of eight and the Dodgers hadn't beaten them in have \ eight of 10, both clubs would bt under the .500 mark. Haddix Wins The league closed in on Milwaukee unday when St. Louis knocked off the Braves, 3-2, for Harvey Eight Cars Crash In Feature Event An eight-car smashup in the,20-lap feature race at Walker Park Speedbowl yesterday capped one of the most action- packed afternoons of stock car racing seen here since the oval has been in use. Sixteen cars opened in the big money race yesterday but only eight finished. On the first lap of the race one ( car hit a water hole on the first turn of the muddy track, splashing water over the track. Next time around, car 7-11 driven by Floyd Seay, hit the water slick, skidded off the track and rolled over, end over end. On the next lap another car also skidded off, smashing into Seay's car. Before the race was over eight cars had slipped from ifre course and smashed together in one big pileup. No injuries were reported. Among the eight cars the winner •was IOTT driven toy Whistle, second was car 11 driven by Wardell of Walnut Ridge, third was car 127 driven by Don Kerbough of Blytheville. Red Daniels of Blytheville in car 13 was fourth, Another Accident Another wreck occurred in the third race when car 11 driven by Wardell went into a curve too fasti and flipped over nine times. Wardell was uninjured and came back in the same car for the feature event. Other results: First race—1. Wardell, car 11: 2. Don Kerbough, car 127: 3. Red Gill of Blytheville in "Snake-eyes." Second race—1. Floyd Seay of Blytheville, car 13; 2. Pete Canady of Joiner, car 7: 3. Red GUI in •'Black Widow." Third race—1. Floyd Seay in 7-11; 2. Curly Marsak of Caruthersville in car 7%; 3. Jim Wilson of Walnut Ridge in car 350. Fourth race—1. Floyd Seay in car 7-11; 2, Pete Canady in car 7; 3. Don Kerbough in car 127. Ted Seldom Fans BOSTON (R — Red Sox slugger Ted Williams, batting just under .400, has struck out only three times this season. All three strikeouts have been by New York Yankee pitchers. RIGHT MOVE — Wally Moon reported to the wrong training camp this spring, but remained to play center field for the Cardinals and start out among the batting leaders swatting the long ball. (NEA) No Time Out DETROIT UP} — Ray Boone, third baseman of the Detroit Tigers, laughingly recalled a game against Boston last season. The Red Sox were -at the plate 48 minutes and scored 17 runs. "Every five minutes I kept holding up two fingers to signal two out," Boone said. "I gave it up as a bad deal after a half hour." Haddix's seventh victory. Brooklyn bested New York, 5-3, the Phils dumped the Pirates twice, 8-0 and 10-7 and Chicago split two with Cincinnati. The Cubs took the opener, 7-5, th e first start for ex- outfielder Hal Jeffcoat but Cincinnati rallied to take the second, 6-5, called by darkness after eight innings. It's only five games from first to seventh (Milwaukee to Chicago) but the Pirates already are 13 games behind. Cleveland finally shook off Chicago's challenge to open up a one- game lead in the American, defeating Detroit 3-1 while Chicago's eight-game winning streak was broken by Baltimore, 5-2. The victory snapped the Orioles out of a 10-game losing slump. Yanks Stopped Boston added to Casey Stengel's worries, beating the New York Yankees, 3-1 on Willard Nixon's four-hitter. Washington shut out Philadelphia. 6-0, behind Maury McDermott but the A's came back to get an even break, winning the second, 6-5, on Ed McGhee's pinch double in the last of the ninth. At the quarter pole, the National League looks like a seven-team scramble. The American already has shoved four clubs into the "also ran" class. Robin Roberts pitched his third shutout, a seven-hitter, in the Prills' first game romp over the Pirates, spoiling Dick Littlefield's first National League start. The Phils continued to bombard Pirate pitching in the second, making a total of 27 hits in the two games, with Willie Jones and Richie Ashburn each collecting five hits for the day's work. Karl Drews was the second game winner on relief over Bob Friend. Two Strmifht The Cardinals, who broke Milwaukee's 10-game winning streak Saturday night, made it two in a row with a big first inning in which Red Schoendienst hit a home run. Four successive singles off Warren Spahn followed the homer. A crowd of 47,672, tops for the season in the National, jammed the Polo Grounds for the Dodger- Giant game, won by Johnny Podres who had to leave in the ninth inning due to a tightening in his shoulder. Gil Hodges hit his 12th home run an inside-the-park blast, with two on in the first inning. Roy Campanella returned to action for the first time since his hand operation but went hitless in four trips. Jeffcoat, starting a new career as a pitcher at the age of 29, held the slugging Cincinnati club to four hits until he had to leave in the ninth inning of the opener because of a finger blister. Sports Roundup— Goetz Freshens the Picture f By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The most refreshing statement of the current baseball season is that attributed to Umpire Larry Goetz of the National League after a mix-up between his fellow arbiters on a decision in a game between Chicago and St. Louis. The forthright Goetz said it was "lousy umpiring," and expressed his regrets. The average fan, we suggest, would be much more inclined to respect and even like umpires if the hirelings in blue were permitted to speak out more often. We predict, further, that the first of them who tells the press after a game that "I blew a couple today, boys," will become famous. Goetz is just the one who might do it, too. Any of the contending clubs which hope to sneak some "pennant insurance" out of the opposite league—a maneuver made somewhat notorious by the Yankees in recent seasons—will have to act soon. The new "Greenberg Rule," named for its sponsor, General Manager Hank Greenberg of the Cleveland Indians, will put a crirnp in such activities after it goes into effect June 15. Tougher for Leaders Prom that point on it will not be enough to get a player waived out of his own league in order to sell him to a contending club in the other league, as was done, for recept example, when the St. Louis Cards bought Vic Raschi from the Yankees this spring. Under the new law such a "castoff" from the American League would have to be turned down by all the clubs in the National in ascending order, beginning with the last place Pittsburgh Pirates, before he could be dealt to the Cards. And, speaking of the Yankees, there is additional evidence that their rivals in the American League, while not necessarily engaging in a "stop the Yanks" campaign, are not consciously doing anything to help the five-time world champions, either. Cagey Play The recent deal in which the Boston Red Sox sent third baseman George Kell to the sizzling Chicago White Sox actually was agreed upon some days before the official announcement was made, but the Bostons thought it would look better if they held on to the star through an imminent three- game serie? against the Yanks. Kell's bat played a prominent part in winning two of the three. Having known Stan Musial a long time, other National League managers have shown no disposition to copy Birdie Tebbetts' experiment of yanking his shortstop and using four outfielders in an effort to cut a few points off the head Redbird's batting average. Theirs is a defeatist attitude. They say that if Musial cracks one of his typical line drives it's going to be a hit unless it goes straight at a fielder^ and that if he busts one out of the lot it's gone. Birdie, the new Cincinnati pilot, refuses to be discouraged. He says he'll be satisfied if he only succeeds in worrying the great hitter a little bit. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA Monday, May 31 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH DON ! JOE MARTIN and WELCH JERRY GRAHAM EDDIE MALONE AdyltiSOc — Children 15c Plus 1 Prtliminaritt Graham vs. Martin and Wtleh vs. Malona LITTLE LEAGUER IN ACTION — The second season of Little League baseball opens in Blytheville tomorrow at the Federal Compress baseball Kiwanis Club Favored park on South Ninth Street. Shown above is the little spitfire catcher for the American Legion, Jerry Rounsavall. (Courier News Photo) Lions, Rotary Open '54 By J. P. FRIEND If the opinions of rival coaches mean anything, a new champion will succeed the Lions Club in the Blytheville Little League which pries off the 1954 season lid tomorrow afternoon. During a recent meeting the mentors named the Kiwanis Club as the team most likely to succeed. The defending champions and the American Legion were conceded the best chances to give the Kiwanis a stiff- fight, with the Shrine Club, Jaycees and Rotary Club battling it out for second division spots. While Kiwanis, Lions Club and American Legion received votes for first place there was a difference of opinion as to the probable finish of all, it was almost unanimously agreed that this summer's race would 'be closer and tougher than in '53 when the Lions Club coasted to a comparatively easy 9-1 title conquest. Kiwanis Club was the only outfit to trip them and few offered much resistance. Strong' Pitching Basis of the heavy choice lies in the fact that the Kiwanians are heavily stocked with veterans and appear especially strong in the pitching department. Jimmy Bruce, Don (The Cat) Stallings and newcomer Billy Jones, expected to be one of the loop's outstanding players, have mound experience, an important factor last year when Joe Bratcher almost single handedly hurled the Lion's Club to the league's first pennant. While many outstanding stars graduated to the Pony League, which opens its schedule Wednesday afternoon, the gaps have been filled with promising recruits and youngsters who played second fiddle last year. No team appears to be topheavy with material, unless it is the Kiwanis Club, and a dog- eat-dog type of race is predicted. Lions, Rotary Open Natural rivals. Lions Club and Rotary Club, will have Che honor of getting the race under way tomorrow at 5:10 p. m. These two opened the 1953 campaign with the Lions swamping the Rotes by a overwhelming score. Wildness by Rotary pitchers contributed materially to the Lions large score. It should be different this time. Coaches Harman Taylor and Roland (Skeeter) Bishop will not have their big guns, Bratcner and Larry Fitzgerald, to pace the Lions attack. Larry was selected by the Methodist, while Joe will do his hurling for the Baptist in the newly organized PONY loop. Bill Simmons, good hitting third baseman, also was lost by graduation. All the other segulars are back, plus Jimmy Marshall, tall right- hander, who hung the lone defeat on them in the season finale. Marshall, a capable, hard throwing youth, is slated to step into the tossing shoes of Bratcher. Second Open Some swapping has been done with the holdovers. Billy Nelson, regular catcher, has been moved to third and Louis Mathis, his understudy, elevated to first string receiver. Jimmy Killett, crack little second baseman, has been given Fitzgerald's shortstop job. The No. 1 problem right no\v is who will fill the bill at second. Four freshmen are in the fight, Norm Smythe, Blackie Carson, Gary Gestring and Charles Eddings. Experience favors Eddings but the lad has not been able to report to practice. He substituted some in '53 and did vry well. The other regulars retained their posts'- Danny Morris, Frank Alford and Jerry (Cue Ball) Hill, in the outfield; and Jesse Raspberry, at first. TAKE IT HOME! $100 Razorback Drive-In »/ 2 Fried CHICKEN $5,000.00 AH Equipment and Fixtures of the Ezy-Wash Self-Service Laundry Located on East Hale in Main business district of Osceola. This business is already established and is a paying proposition. The Owner wishes to sell because of ill health. The equipment will easily value $7500.00 with installation. Ideal for married couple who wish to operate this business and make net profit of $5000.00 annually. See me at once for further details. Charles B. Robinson Phont 1059 REALTOR Osctola, Ark. Over in the Rotary camp with Ed Cure and Von Starnes, changes have been more frequent with only Jerry (Jerk) Hodge, third baseman, back at nis old stand. Ron Huey, first baseman, is now at short. Tex Turner, outfielder, has been moved in to second. Curt Branscum, ace pitcher in '53, appears to have lost his starting mound role to Tommy Smith. In that event he will be in centerfield. Jimmy and Danny Brothers, newcomer, are the other outfielders. Jerry Coleman is the No. 1 catcher. The batting orders: Lions Club' . Rotary Club Danny Morris If Ron Huey, ss Frank Alford, rf Tex Turne, 2b Jerry Hill, cf Curt Branscum, cf or p Jimmy Killet, ss Jimmy Stillwell, Ib Jimmy Marshall,? Tommy Smith, p or cf Lewis Mathis, c Danny Smothers, If Billy Nelson, 3b Jerry Hodge 3b Norm Smythe Jerry Coleman, c Blackie Carson Gary Gestring or Charles Eddings 2b Jerry Lendennie, rf Hell Run 4-Minute Mile This Month MISSION^Kan. (AP) — There's no doubt in Wes Santee's mind about the four-minute mile or less—it's a tough obstacle —but he's confidently eyeing three more chances at the elusive target before joining the Marines. "The four-minute mile is a rough thing but I know I'll get it," the lanky University of Kansas senior said after running the second fastest mile in history here Saturday night, a 4:01.3 effort. Santee's next outing is Friday night at the Compton, Calif., relays. The following night he'll compete in the Los Angeles ColiT seum relays. Santee joins the Marines about June 13- Needs Push x Santee has been pointing his training to these three final events. •'If I can get someone to push me in those races, maybe I'll do it then" he added. At Compton Santee will face Sweden's Ingvar Ericksson and Baseball Standings GB 14 16 15 22 25 21 25 .692 .659 .600 .543 .421 10 .359 13 .344 6 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. Cleveland ...... 27 12 Chicago ........ 27 New York ...... 24 Detroit .......... 19 Washington ..... 16 Philadelphia ... 14 Boston .......... 11 Baltimore ...... 13 TODAY'S GAMES Chicago at Cleveland (2) Detroit at Baltimore (2) Washington at New York (2) Philadelphia at Boston (2) SUNDAY'S RESULTS Cleveland 3, Detroit 1 Baltimore 5, Chicago 2 Boston 3, New York 1 Washington 6-5, Philadelphia 0-6 .342 13 & NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Milwaukee 23 16 .590 GB 1% My Celeste, winner of Monmouth Park's Molly Pitcher, and Monmouth Handicaps last season, has retired from racing and is being sent to a breeding farm. Brooklyn 22 18 .550 New York 22 18 .550 1& Philadelphia 22 18 .550 I 1 /, St. Louis 23 20 .535 2 Pittsburgh 13 32 .289 13 TODAY'S GAMES Brooklyn at Philadelphia New York at Pittsburgh (2) St. Louis at Chicago (2) Cincinnati at Milwaukee (2) SUNDAY'S RESULTS Brooklyn 5, New York 3 St.. Louis 3, Milwaukee 2 Chicago 7-5, Cincinnati 5-6 (second game, called end 8th darkness Philadelphia 8-10, Pittsburgh 0-7 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 4, Minneapolis 3 Charleston 5-7, Toledo 4-3 Columbus 4, Louisville 3 Kansas City 4-1,""" St. Paul 3-0 TEXAS LEAGUE Houston 6-1, San Antonio 5-3 Beaumont 3-5, Shreveport 0-9 Tulsa 6-0, Fort" Worth 3-10. Oklahoma City 16, Dallas 6 WESTERN LEAGUE Lincoln 11-11, Colorado Springs 4-19 (2nd game 7 innings) Pueblo 10-3, Des Moines 1-1 Sioux City 14, Omaha 9 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 30 16 .652 — Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga Nashville Little Rock Memphis Mobile 28 25 23 20 19 19 20 20 23 23 21 25 86 30 .583 .521 .500 .488 .432 .422' .400 .. Sunday's Results Atlanta 4-4, Birmingham 3-5 Memphis 6-2, Little Bock 2-5 New Orleans 3-5,-Mobile 2-3 Nashville 8-0, Chattanooga 6-2 Today's Games Atlanta at Birmingham Memphis at Little Rock. Mobile at New Orleans Nashville at Chattanooga 3 6 7 7 10 10 12 El Dorado Greenville Hot Springs Meridian W L Pet. GB 18 12 .600 — 16 12 .571 1 15 13 .536 2 15 15 .500 3 &??&&&-• you can't get in an ordinary shoe! 13 95 EXTRA f LIXIiLi SOLES News for your sole interest. You can enjoy the easy give of this classic style built by Jarman for your walking pleasure The new Jarman Hand-Flexed Sole and the soft cushion tread rubber heel in this shoe are your assurance of superb com- • fort. Try a pair, today. Russ Bonham of Whittier, Calif. Josy Barthel of Luxembourg, the Olympic 1,500 meter champion, is scheduled to go in the mile at Los Angeles. If Roger Bannister of England hadn't streaked 3:59.4 in the mile earlier this month, Santee's Saturday night performance in the Missouri Valley AAU track championships would be a world's record. Santee, who has been freely predicting-he will run the four-minute mile, offered no excuses for missing it again although he admitted an error in judgment might have cost him. Waited Too Long He failed to pass pace-setter Art Dalzell, a teammate, in the sixth 220-yard stretch. "I lost precious seconds by trailing for 30 or 40-yards when I should have been on my own," Santee said. Santee finally overtook Dalzell on a curve. That ate up additional'time. The only other thing which might have made a difference was a slight leg injury. "It wasn't much but it might have meant a slight mental reservation while running which cut down my time a little," said Santee. The track was fast and the weather near-perfect, cool with little wind. Santee's 4:01.3 bettered his American record of 4:02.4 set last year at Compton. Bights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Indianapolis—Al Andrews, 150Vi, Superior, Wis., drew with Joe Miceli, 152y 2 , New York, 10. 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