The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1954 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 31, 1954
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MONDAY, MAY H, BLYTHEYMJS HBWS FACE ILftTHB Biggest Worry In 500-Mile Classic: Rain 33 Veteran Racers Begin 38th Running By DALE BURGESS INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty-three veteran auto racers worried more about the possibility of rain today during the 38th annual 500-mile race than about their occupational hazard, death. Even a sprinkle could bring out the yellow caution flag that prevents a driver from improving his position and ruin the chances of cars back of the leaders. It's a race if it goes 252 >/ 2 miles. Some of the hottest drivers in the field were spotted far back for the start, due to mechanical troubles that kept them from qualifying on the first day of the time trials. McGrath to Press They had about four hours to advance in the race and figured they'd need all of it with Jack McGrath starting first. McGrath had made no secret of his -intention to stay in front all the way if possible. One good rea- son was that the speedway pays $150 extra to a driver for each lap he leads, a tidy $30,000 for leading all the way. The purse, about $250,000, was calculated to make the drivers forget that they were outnumbered in speedway records by the names of 44 persons killed at the track. Most of the deaths occurred in the early days of two-man cars. All the cars now are single seat- ers, with much improved tires and chassis. No one has been killed in the race proper since William (Shortly) Cantlon hit the wall in 1947. Fastest Field Today's field, dominated by the new Kurtis-Kraft cars built espec- cially for the track, was the fastest since the first Memorial Day race in 1911. It averaged over 138 miles an hour in the time trials. The two-year-old race record by Troy Ruttman was 128.922. Ruttman was among the starters along with 1953 winner Bill Vukovich and 1950 winner Johnnie Parsons. A kiss from TV star Marie Wilson awaited the winner, along with the Borg-Warner Trophy the Dodge pace car and a bundle of cash which probably will exceed ?90,000. IHOLDUP — The Phillies pro- itested at Shibe Park, claiming (that Tom Alston interfered Iwith Bobby Morgan, who tag- Iged the six-foot five-inch C.ardi- i»al first baseman but could not ^complete a double play. (NEA> Zatopek Says He'll Break Mark PARIS &R—Emil Zatopek. Czechoslovakia's ugly duckling distance star, wasted no time today in predicting that his new world record for the 5,000 meter-s would be broken. By whom? Zatopek, of course. The great runner cam« out from behind the Iron Curtain long enough yesterday to race the 5.000 meters in 13:57.2, erasing Gunder Haegg's 12-year-old world record of 13:58.2. "I think I can beat even this time," said Zatopek, who now holds nine world records. Bead Courier News Classified Ads. Roy Campanclla Says He's Back to Stay NEW YORK UP) — "I'm back to stay. I'm gonna catch every day from now on." Roy Campanella, his left hand hanging loosely in the whirlpool, used his right to knock on wood as he said that. "I felt fine out there today," the slugging Brooklyn Dodger catcher said enthusiastically. "The hand didn't hurt me a bit. Maybe I didn't get any hits but I'm not worried about it. I'm still rusty f-rom not playing. It was the first time I batted in a month." It was exactly 29 days ago—May 1—that Campanella left the club in Cincinnati to undergo an operation for the removal of a bone chip in his left hand. The operation took place in New York May 3 and the Dodger star had been out of the lineup ever since. Sagely Signs With 49ers SAN FRANCISCO Iff) — Focmw Razorback Floyd Sagely yesterday signed a contract with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Sagely, University of Arkansas end who led the Southwest Conference in pass receiving last year, was signed along with three other rookies. During the 1953-54 season Sagely grabbed a total of 30 passes for the Razorbacks, accounting for 550 yards and three touchdowns. The Western Open golf championship will be held at,.-the Kenwood Country Club .Cincinnati, June 3-6. PACE SETTER — J»m Johnson's clock puts the runner on bis own. (NEA) New Timing Device To Aid Mile Record By JACK NEA Special ATHENS, 0. — (NEA) vice to help those seeking to mile. GILBERT Correspondent - Jim Johnson may have a de- beat Roger Bannister's 3:59.4 Cords Find Life Easier Away From St. Louis MILWAUKEE tf) — The St. Louis Cardinals of 1954, playing only .500 ball at Busch Stadium, are finding it easier to win on the road. The Birds bunched a home run by Red Schoendienst and four successive singles in the first inning to give Harvey Haddix all the runs he needed to defeat Milwaukee's Braves yesterday, 3-2. It was the second straight win over Milwaukee for the Cardinals who left home after a seven-game home stand in which they could manage only two victories. The Cards are 11-11 at nome and 13-8 on the road. Haddix pitched his way out of three jams to earn his seventh victory against three defeats. He was nicked for nine hits, bunched in three separate innings, but forced Andy Parke to hit into two double plays and struck out the last two men the third time to come through with the win. The Cardinals' first victory over the Braves on this road trip snapped a. 10-game Milwaukee winning streak. Y Softball Loop Postpones Play The Y Men's Softball League will take a day off today because of Memorial Day observance. The scheduled game today between the Courier News Dirty Sox and GMAC has been postponed until Thursday. Play resumes tomorrow with Southwestern Bell "Ringers" meeting Montgomery Ward. Being televised on the basketball field is no novelty for Floyd Baker of the Boston Red Sox. During the off-season he works as a TV salesman. Ohio University's track coach has constructed what he calls an electric timer and a pre-setter which appears to be a boon to both runner and spectators. The mechanism, resembling number wheel common to any carnival midway, is equipped with a sweep hand, flashing light, bells and revolving disc. The whole thing looks like the latest nursery toy. But a careful explanation reveals that the innovation may become the biggest asset to a runner since the introduction of spiked shoes. » * * "It eliminates the coach's clock- watching," informs Johnson. "You can plan the race with the runnei beforehand, set the mechanism— and the runner and the clock are on their own." The rectangular structure is equipped with a large sweep hand which rotates on a 60-second cycle. The hand trips a 30 and 60-second warning buzzer, one short and one long and can be calibrated down to a one-half second. The device tells the runner the minute and, when properly set, explains Johnson, can serve as an official starter. Johnson got his idea from Les Eisenhart, track coach at nearby Worthington High School. Besides acting as a pacer for the runner, the clock eliminates the mathematics necessary after a race and brings the results to the spectator more promptly. O'Neill May Go In Shakeup of Phillies NEW YORK — (NEA^ — The Phillies are openly criticizing Steve O'Neill. This usually means just one tiling - a change in management. So Stout Steve is expected to be the early season's second managerial casualty in Roy Hamey's first move toward shaking up the Philadelphia Nationals. Advised of the athletes' talk, General Manager Hamey said: "This is not a healthy state of affairs." The Phils are disorganized. Bob Carpenter put the cops on them as a desperate disciplinary measure. The Phillies, like everybody who knows him have nothing but the highest regard for the 63-year-old O'Neill, but they have completely lost confidence in the old catcher as a manager. "fci the sptin$ I predicted ttial July," §ays one of the start. "He hasn't developed or improved a single member of this club. "The only thing he did \vi\s bring in his own conches, Eddie Mayo and Earle Combs. "He sunned himself during exhibition games in Florida, had to be nudged to be kept from falling: asleep along about the sixth inning-." THE HIRED HANDS fault O'Neill's strategy. "He takes the bat out of our hands." a veteran complained. "He won't let us hit away. He repeatedly has established hitters take a fat pitch with the count 2 and 0 and 3 and 1. Judging by the \vny some of us are hitting, maybe he is right, telling us just what to hit. but it has hurt batting averages and is not the least reason why we left 13 men on base in three different games and 132 in 17 home games." O'Neill just forgets." moaned another. "With two men on base and two out. he lets a good opposing hitter with a weak hitter up next." He cited a case at Shibc Park the other night. "with us trailing 3-to-l, the Giants had mon on second and third with two out." "First base was open, but with Davey Williams, a .173 hitter, up next." O'Neill had Karl Drews pitch to Willie Mays. So Mays singled in two more runs." THE PHILLIES ARE sorely in of repairs. Granny Hammer would prefer to lay shortstop, where the outfit is being hurt, so a second baseman Is required. Bobby Morgan for'whom the Dodgers were paid $70,000 turned out to be a 100 per cent washout. A right fielder, a catcher and another left-hand pitcher would be of assistance. Willie Jones has done fairly well as a lead off man, but when dropped down where the long ball is needed, Puddin' Head stops swatting it. Earl Torgenson is nothing more than adequate - defensively. "What I could use most." testifies Steve O'Neill in rebuttal, "is an old-fashioned ballplayer who doesn't; play cards, but who sits around the hotel lobby chewing tobacco and bits baseballs for distance during working hours." But; the noble athletes are squak- ing, and that isn't good, not even when the front office has hung out the Help Wanted sign. Johnny Palmer Pockets $5,000 In Colonial Open Veteran Golfer Climbs to Fifth Place Among Pros By HAROLD V. RATLIFF FORT WORTH. Tex. (.41—Johnny Palmer added S5.000 to his bank account, saw himself climb to fifth place among the nation's money winners and looked toward the Western Open at Cincinnati today as they toasted him at Colonial Country Club for a great finish that gave him first place in the Colonial National Invitation Golf Tournament. The steady veteran from Charlotte, N. C., closed with his second straight 1-under-par 69 yesterday for a 72-hole total of 280 and a 2-stroke victory? Great chipping and sensational recovery shots gave Palmer his second tournament victory of the year. Birdie Wins No Off Season for Boxing This Year NEW YORK 0?)—There is no off season in boxing any more. Only the Friday night fights are scheduled to lay off for the summer after the June 25 show at Madison Squsi-e Garden. The Garden won't be dark either for the Wednesday bouts will alternate between New York, Chicago, and other points with a Garden card every other week. The two Monday TV sponsors at St. Nicholas Arena and Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway will continue their war right through the hot weather. Ray Arcel's Saturday- night series also will keep on rolling. At the Parkway tonight (ABC- TV) Jacques Royer, the Trench- man who upset Ralph (Tiger) Jones two weeks ago, will box Jackie La Bua of Hempstead, N. Y., Jake LaMotta's fighter. Title Fight Delayed Jimmy Carter lost his chance to win back the lightweight champion- ship from Paddy DeMarco, due to the champ's illness, but he is keeping busy Wednesday (CBS-TV) at St. Louis against Charley Riley. Wednesday was the original date for the Carter-DeMarco match at San Francisco. No new date has been set but it won't be before fall. Because Argentine Eduardo Laus- se caused so much talk in knocking out Chico Varone recently, the scowling slugger tops the Garden card Friday (NBC-TV, ABC-radio) against Joe Rindone, Boston veteran. Lausse showed the makings of ft TAKE IT HOME! Dozen $100 MED SHRIMP ..I Razorback Drive-In crowd pleaser against Varona although he was only so-so in his previous start against Jesse Turner. Arthur Persley, seventh-ranked lightweight, faces Totnmy Maddox of Chicago on the Saturday night series*(ABC-TV) from Chicago's Rainbow arena. Mantle Likes Bosox Hurlers BOSTON W — Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees wouldn't mind playing 1 his entire season against Boston — the young outfielder has nicked Red Sox hurlers for seven of his nine home runs this season. With a home run at Fenway Park yesterday. Mantle extended his hitting streak to 11 games. The splurge has boosted his average from .197 to .300. Ashley Trimble Cole, chairman of tire New York State Racing Corn- mission, has an unusual hobby. He collects and frames autographed letters and documents of famous legal personages. Tommy Holmes, manager of Elmira. N. Y., in the Eastern League, is well-remembered by fans in that loop. He was the batting champ with Binghamton in 1938. His average was ,368. SEED SOYBEANS DORTCHSOY 67 (Early) DORTCHSOY 2 (Mid-Season) DORTCHSOY 31 (Late) . Non-Ctrtified — Treated ROBERT L. DORTCH SEED FARMS SCOTT, ARK. Phone: Little Rock WI 5-2858 Freddie Hass, New Orleans, registering his second consecutive 68. had finished with 282 when Palmer came into the nth hole leading a stroke. Palmer's second shot carried 150 yards and was within two feet of the cup. He sank it for a birdie and that sewed it up. Palmer's $5,000 brought his total for the year to $8.186.66 and put him within a little more than $3,000 of first place held by Bob Toski, Livingston, N. J., with $11.188.74. Amateur Harvie Ward Jr., San Francisco, tied Byron Nelson, the semi-retired Roanoke, Tex., pro, for third place in the colonial at 282. For the first time, Ben Hogan failed to finish in the Colonial. Hogan, champion four times in the eight years, had to withdraw Saturday because of a virus attack. He still is confined to his bed. Water tor Coach LUCAS, Kan. UP)—Basketball fans in this city are taking care of Dr. Forrest C. (Phog) Allen, veteran University of Kansas basketball coach, for at least one game next season. At a dinner meeting he addressed, the fans presented Allen with a gallon jug of Lucas water. Allen swigs water in copious quantities during each court contest. YELLOWSTONE L Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...the leader today as in 1872 with those who know fine Bourbon. Try a bottle now. By LEW WORSHAM There isn't much question about the best shot of my life. It has become the most talked about shot — thanks to newspapers, television and radio — in golf's history. That would be. of course, my wedge shot on the 18th hole of my last round of the World championship at Chicago Tarn O'Shant- er last summer. The hole is a 410-yard, par 4 and as I started out on it, I was a stroke behind Chandler Harper. My drive went about 300 yards down the middle. Harper, by this time, was in — and he left me the chore of getting a birdie 3 to tie. I pulled out the club which has meant so much to modem golf — the double service wedge. I looked up at the hole. It was surrounded by people waiting for me to shoot. Two trees guarded the grten, along wim a stream in front of It. I hit the ball well, but nothing out of the usual. It crossed the water in a low trajectory, hit the elevated green. Using the wedge here. I turned it around to make it like a nine-iron. The ball rolled a bit more than normal for a wedge shot — in fact it rolled 25 yards right into the cup while the tremendous gallery went haywire. But no more haywire than a guy by the name of Worsham. The shot was worth $25.000 right there — and a lot more throughout the remainder of the year. Two Newcomers On Legion Cord Two newcomers make their initial bows before a Blytheville crowd tonight in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. They are Don Martin and Jerry Graham, a pair of king sized heavyweights who will be on opposing sides in the main event. Martin is scheduled to team with Joe Welch against Graham and Eddie Malone in the feature attraction that-is expected to be a rough and tumble affair. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card with Graham meeting Martin and Welch takifcg on Malone. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Ten MITfs WARMING , CALL r OTTO' THf OffK/N MAN FREE INSPECTION Call 3-8233 BOTTLED IN BOND YELLOWSTONE, INC., LOUISVILLE, KY. , IHE COLOSSAL In these dayi of widt inflation Which haR spread across ih« nation Tlit thoughtless man may almost turn to dr-infel Where's the bargain hunter's Is the day of value* ov«r? Just open up the faucet in your Out will come your RUNNING WATER Maybe colder, maybe hotter; AH you want, and under pressure too! At a bargain you are gazing For the price is most amazing If you take the time to think Hie matter through For a penny, soak or shower For a quarter of an hour; R will wash away your smelte and achea and Hk. For a beer you pay a quartev, Even though you hadn't orter. A hundred drinks of water cost three mifle! When it comes to sanitation, RUNNING WATER'S made our nation Hale and hearty for the little that we've spent And when you've got to go It is comforting to know That seven flushes cost you but a cent! Do you think that dirt is cheaper, Whether topsoil or the deeper? Jufit buy a ton and shudder at the blow. Don't get hot beneath the collar; Water's EIGHT TONS for a-dollar! 's' your COLOSSAL BARGAIN — H'fl. "Witer It Your ONLY FRIGIDAIRE ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS ARE BUILT & BACKED BY G.M. ONLY FRIGIDAIRE ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS HAVE 2 SEPARATE REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS. Twin T5-3/4 H. P. Twin 75-3/4 H. R WHITE FURNITURE CO f • I * I » A I ft t MAIN •*•' DIVISION FHONE 1-409*

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