The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 1, 1954
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(MBHE.? PAGE Case Sees His Lads Coming On Mantle Isn't Drawing Those Boos at Plate By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — The big clock on the scoreboard in right-center snowed a couple of minutes before noon when the first Yankees came up the dugout steps and began to spread over the field. The sun, gleamed on the green field and the now empty expanses of Yankee Stadium. The players were, for the most part, clean shaven in this, the early morning for them. Their white home uniforms looked fresh. They reminded* you of a well- dressed office worker when he checks in at nine o'clock. They came out . . . Gene Woodling . . . Phil Rizzuto . . . Allie Reynolds . . . with a "who-do-we- beat-today?" air about them. Only Yogi Berra was different. The squat catcher got as far as the batting practice cage and began to talk. "I knew that horse was perfect for that race," he jabbered. "I coulda toldja that even before the thing started." Most of those grouped around the batting cage didn't pay attention. They were too busy figuring out how they were going to keep him from noticing that it was his turn to hit next. But as soon as it was Yogi's turn, he jumped and shoved his way through the group and got into the cage for his licks. * . * * Gasey Stengel sat alone in the dugout. With nobody around to break his tram of thought, it geemed the perfect time for The Professor to be doing some of his heavy thinking. "I'm sittin' here enjoying myself,' 'Casey said, however. "Just enjoy-in* my own company. "The boys.." he went on, "has been comin' along fine. Everything |fc goiitig" along just like it says in fehaH; script I'm supposed -to have and people can start talkin' about what a smart feller I am again." Even Mickey Mantle, it was observed, had started to show his class. "Yep v ," Casey said. "He's goin' along iii style now. He's just hittin' tliat ball a long way. They'll stop booin' him now. "And you know about that style business? Why, I put on a blue suit the other day—nice suit I've had for five, six years—and come walk- in' out of the hotel and meet this guy and the guy says to me, 'Why don't you come down and let rne pick out a suit for you and show you how to dress?' "Well, there is one fella who doesn't think I'm so smart, I guess." The subject was steered back onto baseball and Casey began to talk, not in the double-talk he has perfected for his luncheon and dinner engagements. * * * "That Cleveland club is going to stay around and keep botherin' us. I'd say that Rosen of theirs hits just as good at first as he did at 1ini*d and that's an awful good hitter any place. They can pitch to you pretty good, too. That's the club we got to beat. I give them Stengel The Smart FeH«r . . . Bena His Turn to Hit . . . * Chiefs to Play Two This Week Blytheville's Chiefs, their eighth, victory safely tucked away, go to Manila Friday night when Jerry Dyer will get the starting hill as signment. Sunday, the Chiefs take on Pinley, Term., at the Fritz West Park. Last Sunday the Chiefs picked I up a 3-2 decision over Pinley when ! - .... he yelled out to Berra. "You lose two hits by not running real hard to first yesterday. You know that, don't you?" Out on the field, Berra turned around and smiled a bit. "He knows. He knows all right," Coach Bill Dickey said as he came the dugout. Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Lulu Perez, 127, Brooklyn, outpointed Mickey Mars 1-27, Cleveland, 127, 10 Brooklyn — Jackie Labua, l60 l / 2 , — gone to — Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 1M East Main To Get Hte Fishing Refreshments A ninth-inning rally, sparked by hits by Stemac and Ted Fisher, brought home the winning runs. East Meadows, N. Y., oXutpointed Jacques Royer, 163, France, 10 New Orleans — Joe Dorsey, 162, New Orleans, stopped Stanley Jones, 157%, Houston, Tex., 5 I Game and Fish Nws FigurM on Fish Population; Ducki HOY* Hod o Tough Spring By THE ABKANfAS OAM£ AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — Don't jump to conclusions if someone Mys your pond is fished out or bass poor! Researchers have found that angler prejudice sometimes stops fishing before rod pressure doe*. Here's what they found: It about 50 bass per acre before an angler can hope to average a keep- size fish per hour. With only 17 bass per acre, fishermen average working lour hours lor that keeper, but they'll keep on trying. With only six large bass to the acre, it takes 25 hours of ellort to get one, so anglers announce the water's fished out and quit trying. These conclusions were based on the experience of two University ol Michigan biologists in the op eration of two Michigan ponds to taling about 23 acres. How closely their figures check with conditions in Arkansas remains to be proved, but they are certainly interesting observations. No Pets Please! II someone wants to g*ve you the bird, don't take it — it's against the law! Executive Secretary T. A. Me Amis reminds all Arkansans that molesting young birds, the nests "of birds, or taking young wildlife lor pets is strictly against the law Late spring and early summer is wildlile's busiest season. Most birds and animals are occupied with raising their young, linding sufficient food for all the new mouths to feed, and protecting themselve from predators — including well meaning humans who, out of cur iosity, molest their nests, handle their babies, and take "lost" birds and animals home. Young wildlife is very seldom "lost." Taking home young birds or animals can be fun for a while but when the novelty wears off, the wildlife is often released to shill for itself without the beneiit of parental teaching. This is usually fatal. So, let's leave birds, nests, and wildlife babies alone — for their benefit — and yours — and let them enjoy spring, too. Preliminary reports from water fowl breedingk-ground surveys in Canada show this year's spring weather has been unfavorable to duck production. Portions of the southern parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, an important segment of the continent's duck producing ar ea, have been experiencing winter conditions with snow and below- freezing temperatures wll into May As a result many of those ducks that usually migrate farther north and many swans and blue and snow geese, lingered in this prairie region. While adequate number* of waterfowl have returned to their breeding habitat, the unseasonable weather has delayed migration and nesting. Extensive spring plowing and burning, conincidential with first nesting attempt*, are also expected to have deterimental effect on nesting success. Lack of rainfall in key areas will also seriously curtail production. Since both 1962 and 1953 were banner waterfowl producing years, a drop-off from that production may indicate a need for a proportionate reduction in the fall harvest. Leo Bookman, 5-feet-9 outfielder who hit .367 lor Columbia University's baseball team last season, is back for his senior year. He's from Bayonne, N. J. Read Courier News Classified Ads. For Cool, Cool Leisure BOOSTER "The most walked-about shoes in town!" CLOSE OUT Muty Pattern Dishes i Price Hvfcb«Nl BOOSTER, so lightweight it float*. Handsome cider-preM fabric with that lush, thick platform tote- it's cork and crepe rubber—really "airy" walking. Scientific Foot- Fitting L«*t§ plea§e Dad and Son. Washable. Popular eoloM lor your caiuals. ^Mr J^w 4r w^pMRWflr Sfylw For Boy* A J9S Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB Milwaukee 23 16 .590 '— Brooklyn 23 18 .561 1 New York 23 19 .548 1*2 Philadelphia ... 22 19 .537 2 St. Louis 23 21 .523 2 ! / 2 Cincinnati 21 21 .500 3'A Chicago 20 22 .476 4>/i> Pittsburgh 14 33 .298 13 Today's Games Brooklyn at Milwaukee (N) St. Louis at Chicago New York at Pittsburgh (N) Monday's Results Brooklyn 5, Philadelphia 4 (12 innings) New York 4-3, Pittsburgh 0-4 Chicago 14, St. Louis 4 (7 in- ings rain, 2nd game postponed) Cincinnati at Milwaukee (2 games postponed, rain) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB leveland 23 13 .683 — Chicago 28 15 .651 1 New York 25 17 .595 3 Detroit 20 17 .541 6 Washington .... 17 23 .425 10 V 2 Boston 13 21 .382 11 Va Baltimore 14 26 .350 13 & Philadelphia ... 14 27 .341 14 Today's Games Washington at New York Philadelphia at Boston Detroit at Baltimore (N) Only games scheduled Monday's Results Washington 1-6, New York ? (second game 10 innings) Boston 20-9, Philadelphia 10-0 Detroit 7-2, Baltimore 5-4 Chicago 6-3, Cleveland 4-6 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 31. 16 .660 — Birmingham .. 28 21 .571 4 :hattanooga ... 24 23 .511 7 New Orleans ..25 24 .510 7 Nashville 20 22 .476 8Vz Little Rock .... 20 25 .444 10 Memphis 19 27 .413 Iiy 2 Mobile 21 30 . 14 212 Monday's Results Chattanooga 7. Nashville 4 Atlanta 6, Birmingham 4 Little Rock 6, Memphis 2 Mobile 6, New Orleans 3 Today's Games ..SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta at Chattanooga New Orleans at Nashville Mobile at Memphis MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Charleston 6-7, Columbus 5-9 Kansas City 7, Indianapolis 1 2nd game postponed) Toledo 7-5, Louisville 3-3 St. Paul 4-3, Minneapolis 0-6 Texas League Oklahoma City 8-3, Dallas 7-2 Fort Worth 4. Tulsa 2 Shreveport 4-10, Beaumont 1-11 Western League Denver 1, Wichita 0 Colorado Springs 5, Lincoln 4 Des Moines 10-5, Pueblo 3-1 Sioux City at Omaha postponed COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado 19 12 -613 — Paul Pettit Baseball's Big Flop $100,000 Bonus Baby Slides All Way to Class C By LESTER BIEDERMAN NEA Special Correspondent PITTSBURGH — (NEA) — Paul Pettit will go down in history as the most expensive flop in the annals of baseball. The fabulous pitcher, who signed an equally fabulous $100,000 contract" with the Pirates in January of 1950, returned just one major league victory for the huge investment. He should have a cast made of his arm and send it to the Hall of Fame. The Pittsburgh club gave younp Pettit every chance to make good in the National League, but somewhere, somehow he injured his left arm. When he reported to New Orleans in the spring of 1950, the fire had gone from his fast ball. ' Pettit had been optioned three times and when the Bucs sent him to Hollywood this spring, it meant the end of the road as far as they were concerned. If, by some miracle, Pettit should regain his speed and the Pirates want him back, he would have to go through the draft. But the ma- ojr road block is the contract that would have to be assumed if any other club wanted his services. Pettit will receive $5000 a year through 1959. * * * Frederick Stephani, a Hollywood agent, evidently saw future greatness in Pettit when he was a schoolboy at Lomita, Calif., High in the late 1940's and signed a contract with the youngster. Stephani was to guarantee Pettit $85,000, $10,000 right away and $5000 yearly through 1959, a total bonus of $60,000. 1 — A minimum of $6000 a year from 1950 through '52. 2 — In the event of marriage, Pettit was to receive $750 for a honeymoon. (He married soon after signing and is the father of two.) 3 — Pettit's father was to receive $5200 and the attorney who drew up the agreement $1500. Stephani agreed to produce three movies with Pettit as an actor and the boy was guaranteed $5000 a picture, plus 10 per cent of the profits. There have been no movies. * * • Pittsburgji took over this amazing contract for $100,000 and Stephani pocketed $15,000. Pettit confessed this spring that somewhere along the line he might have injured his arm, but couldn't recall how or when. He started quite a few games foi the Pirates. His won and lost record was 1 and 2. His over-all card for major and minor leagues was 26-25 prior to 1954. He had a 7.71 earned run average for 28 innings with Pittsburgh last year. There was talk this spring of converting Pettit to the outfield or first base because of his potentially potent bat. At last reports, however," the $100,000 bonus baby was sent to Paul Pcttit Greenville 17 12 .586 1 Meridian 16 15 .516 3 Hot Spring-e ...15 14 .514 3 Monroe 12 19 .387 7 Pine Bluff 11 18 .379 7 Monday's Results El Dorado 12, Hot Springs 2 Meridian 5, Monroe 2 Greenville 6, Pine Bluff 5 Today's Games El Dorado at Hot Springs Monroe at Meridian Greenville at Pine Bluff ^B£££&iU££v v see the new with all these features: *at wipe cteMi, won't M, rtrinfc or stitch aluminum slat* fat snap back to shape • new nylon cor* - stronger, won't fray • Mn-siip tilt control - sof* ttwayt in reach in Mi oolor oombw>ation». Only in the »H-Flexalum Mind can aH parts be _^_ oompletely color matched. Phone Or Write For TREE ESTIMATE FORD AWNING CO. HI S. Fir»t St. BMheville, Ark. Phottt I-M7S 50 Candidates Report For Pee Wee Play Approximately 50 boys showed up at the Ninth Street Park yesterday afternoon for Pec Wee League workouts under their respective coaches. Teams selected from the new recruits and then separated for throwing and batting practice. Coaches Bill Wyatt. Bob Lee Smith. Worth Holder, Larry Katz, Emery Francis and Glenn Hill, with their assistants, put the boys through their initial practice sessions with an eye to discovering the talents of their charges Teams in this league have been dubbed the Wolves. BobcaUs Panthers, Bulldogs, Leopards nnd Cougars. League play begins next week with the Wolves meeting the Leopards in th first gam on Manday. Pony League Coaches Meet Pony League coaches have been asked to jmeet at 8 o'clock tonight in the Y's offices over City Hall. Y Director J. P. Garrott explained that the meeting will concern itself with ironing out of final details prior to opening day tomorrow. Salinas of the Class C California League and at 22 it appears that his extraordinary brief career is behind him. Paul Pettit has money to comfort him. He got it when the getting was good. The shot. I always think of when I look back is an eagle I made on the seventh hole during the 1938 Greater Greensboro, N. C., Open. The shot was made during the first round, — and that's no surprise, for in that first round, 1 shot a 66, a new course record at the time, for the par 71 layout. The entire round gave me a kick, but, 1 guess I'll always remember that shot on the seventh- It was a 000-yard par 5 and, like the rest of the course that day, a severe test. Several holes were wooded and fairways of packed clay forced us to keep our shots straight or we'd see the ball rolling into the woods. An iron shot following my drive on the seventh U-fl me 20 feet from the pin I holed out. A tee shot on the last hole ol' the Sacramento Open of 1934 gave me an earlier big moment. It brought me my second victory of that particular tour.. The 18th hole of the municipal course in Sacramento was a short, par 3, 155 yards long. With a. 5 iron. I put my tee shot six feet from the cup and rammed the putt down for a birdie 2, giving me a 71 for the final 18 and a 72- hole total of 284. „"•».? *'«*rt.J .^MI .Mk**U*>*? Osceola Little League Opens Indians Will Travel To Harrisburg for Debut OSCEOLA ~» Tonight the Osceola Little Leaguers will roll out their 1954 carpet which will start the Northeast Arkansas Little League campaign. The foe for the Indians tonight will be Harrisburg and the game will be played on the hitter's home grounds. This will be the third year Osceola has had an entry in the NEA League and Coach Austin Harmer, .who is piloting the Indians, has had his contingent working out for the past three weeks. Hanner is starting the season with only five regulars from last year's starters, and tonight's tilt will give him a lien on some other players under fire. Probable starters are Billy Spencer, catcher: Ed Weldon, pitcher; C. A. Strange, first base; Mark Weiss, second base; Jack Morse, shortstop; Ray Adcock, third b'ase; Wayne Pierce, left field; Jerry Wnldon. cervterfield; and Teddy Hall, right, field. : Ed and Jerry Weldon, Jack Morse, Mark Weiss and Ray Adcock were the regulars from last, year's aggregation. The Little League program, which was inaugurated in Northeast Arkansas in 1952. and it Lakes in boys of the r.ges 9 through 12. The League is composed of teams representing West Memphis, Wynne. Parkin. Tyronza, Marked Tree. Cherry Valley. Earle, Hickory Ridge and Osceola and Harrisburg. Hickory Ridge and Earle are new entries this year. The teams pi ay a round-robin affair — each team plays the other teams two gam-js, one game at home and one away. Welch, Martin Victorious in Mat Feature Big Joe Welch and his new partner, Don Martin, proved too tough for Edcllo Malone and Jerry Graham in the tug match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorl'im. Welch and Martin copped the first and third falls of the wild fracas to claim the victory. The bout was one of the wildest staged here in recent months. The principals fought all over the place, in and outside the l '' m s with free- for-alls being the order of the evening. Welch won the first fall for his side when he Lurned what appeared to be certain defeat inco victory by pinning Malone in 12 minutes. Graham evened things up though by defeating Martin in the second fall with a crab hold after 15 minutes of activity. Welch ana Martin returned to take the deciding round in 10 minutes with Martin beating Graham wiuh body slams and a pin. In the preliminary bouts Malono won over Welch and Graham, beat Martin. TAKE IT HOME! One Quart |< Italian Spaghetti ... I Razorback Drive-In ' Ta? TiRMINIX Bruce Terminix Company P. O. Box 1270 Memphis, Tcnn. Phone 82-3531 fnot/r/r The BIGGEST selling job in town ... 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