The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 8, 1954
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TUESDAY, JUNE 8, <AfttM OOTOfBR June Is Bustm Out All Over with Sport Events Even Roaring 20 s Never Had It so Good By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Near old-timers like to recall sports' golden era—the 1920s. And if you suspect that the pace has slowed down, just attempt to keep up with any sports editor trying to make out an assignment schedule for this merry month of June. It started with the Indians on the \ tional Collegiate Athletic Associa- warpath at Yankee Stadium and tion Championships at Ann Arbor, to the Dodgers doing their best quell a Braves' uprising in Milwaukee. Track tossed in a magnetic early attraction with Was Santee and Josy Barthel hooking up in the mile of the Compton, Calif., Relays. There is more important baseball the week-end of June 11, when the White Sox roar into Yankee Stadium and th^e Brooks continue the scrap against leading contenders in the west. June 12 is the date of the $100,000 B e 1 m o n t Stakes at a mile and a half, the true Derby distance. On that afternoon will also be run the $100,000 The Californian, lor tnree-year- olds and up at Hollywood Park. And track bobs up with the Na- Ezxard Charles featuring a return duel in the half- mile between Pittsburgh's surprising Arnold Sowell and Fordham's Tom Courtney. * * * * If the '20s were the golden era of sports, then this June has a platinum week-end. You may take in the opening round of the United States Open Championship over Baltusrol's lower course on the afternoon of June 17 and that night at Yankee Stadi- i um see Ezzard Charles get his up- teenth crack at the heavyweight ttile and Rocky Marciano. Following- Ben Hogan in his bid for an unprecedented fifth Open championship would keep you occupied through June 19, force you to miss the National Amateur Athletic Union Track and Field Championships in St. Louis and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association's 52nd Annual Regatta on Syracuse's Lake Onondago. Also the $50,000 Lincoln Handicap for three-year-olds and up at Chicago's Lincoln Fields. Golfers and the game's fans read- ily will do this, for Hogan promises to write still another unusual story this time striking back after firs:, being overtaken by Sam Snead in the Masters and then a virus in fection. « • * In the track meet, Santee and Barthel again will strive to do something about Roger Bannister's 3:59.4 mile. Mai Whitfield intends to put upstart half-milers in their place. Parry O'Brien and Fortune Gordien fire at their own shotput and discus records, respectively. In the crew race—three mile for varsity and jayvee and two for the freshmen—Navy pulls against another remarkable Washington crew for the first time and nine others, including Cornell and Pennsylvania. The Midshipmen are .unbeaten in 28 outings, the longest run in the 101- year history of intercollegiate sweep-swinging. The month is jam-packed with exciting events all the way along the route—productions designed to get customers away from the television screen. There hardly will be time for that game of scrabble or table tennis in the neighbor's backyard. Pl- Last Nigh* By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROOKLYN — Joey Maxim, 177 Cleveland, outpointed Floyd Patterson, 168. Brooklyn, 10. New York — Light heavyweight champion Archie Moore, 189*4, Miami, stopped Bert Whitehurst, 186 J /;, Baltimore, 6 (non-title bout) Berlin, N. H.—Vern Stevenson, 163, Montreal, stopped Smitty Hicks, 159. Portland, Me., 1 Between You'n Me Yankee Official Grumbling; Needle Wilts Hurricane By MURRAY Grumblings brought on by a recent front office switch in the Yankee organization threaten to break into the open . . . because one official didn't care who heard him voice his displeasure at being by-passed for promotion by George Weiss ... Willie Mays tells us his philosopry: "If you worry 'bout one thing:, pretty soon you're worryin ? 'bout 'nother. Ah don't -worry 'bout nothin'." ... Don't let them tell you there isn't a personal feud between Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. . . It's the reason Snead by-passed the Colonial Open, which he once won, in Ben's home town, Fort Worth, where Sam complained about the unsettling noise of hostile galleries— "We never treated Ben thataway in West Virginia." . . . The conversational curtain has been lowered by Phillies' officials against their players publicly discussing the Granny Hamner spy patrol incident. ... Those who claim Tommy Jackson is insensitive to the pain of a Bunch should have seen the Hurricane wilt before the three stitches that Dr. Vincent Nardiello had to sew into his cuts after the Charley Norkus brawl. . . .Prospect scared him almost as much as training in the wilds of New Jersey, •where he'd have to breathe that "lousy fresh air" that makes him "sick.". . . It's no small feat hoisting yourself over the bar at 14-4—with a pole, but imagine doing it like Larry Anderson of California—with only five fingers on both hands (the others lost in a chemical explosion). . . . Bob Prince, whose job it is to inject enthusiasm into broadcasts of Pittsburgh contests, was prodded by a confrere, "How can a guy get all worked up about all the men the Pirates can't even get on base?" ... To which came the Prince-ly patented reply, "Easy. I just bear down harder on the commercials-" . , . * * * What's this about a young National League southpaw who's gone as temperamental as his hergy- jerky pitching motion?. . . Ingenues Willie Mays (baseball) and Floyd Patterson (boxing) credit their vitality to sweet potatoes .... At Fresno State last year, rookie hurler Truman Clevenger of the Red Sox was called Clem. . . . Newcomer Frank Umont of the American League umpiring staff, a former New York Giant pro grid- der, is only five years out of Art Passarella's umpire school. . . And Where's Passarella? Demoted to the minors. . . . * * * Yogi Berra's the best catcher in tic problem—they discovered he has a mental block against reading. . . . Campbell has indicated he won't defend his decathlon title in Atlantic City. . . . * * * In the Coast League it'* a race to «ee which manager will jump to the majors first—Bobby Bragan of Hollywood, the most forceful young man in the business, or our old friend Chuck Dressen of Oakland-'. . . Between you'n'me, boxing has almost reached the stage in New York where they can stop charging admissions for telecast fights and put them in a studio. . . . Sam Snead the majors for pouncing on a surprise bunt and tossitag out the batter. . . . One hears Bernie Crimmins, the Indiana football coach, is urging Milt Campbell to forego track because—and hear this—he's afraid the rangy decathlon champ will hurt himself. . . . Big Milt, who'll be a backfield starter for the Hoosiers next fall, and a prospective All-America, has only one scholas- To anyone buying a Silvestic Accordion at 1/4 OFF! Buy Your Band Instruments the Easy way — Try Our Rental Plan TRI-STATES School Supply 108 8. 1st St. Phone 3-6815 Oh, Deer/ PHOENTX, Ariz, (fl — The number of deer harvested in Arizona has doubled in the last five years. And there weer almost twice as many bucks taken last year as there were in 1947. This is the word from the Arizona Game Commission. The reports show that 53.639 hunters in this state took home 18,803 deer in 1953. Only 3,647 were antler- less. ENJOY Miniature Golf One of America's Most Popular Past Times. Any and all ages find Allen's Miniature Course a good place to go. Located on South Highway 61 at City Limits Plenty of Parking Space. Cold Drink Concession Open Daily and Sunday 1 p. m. til Midnight ALLEN'S MINIATURE GOLF COURSE BACK IN BUSINESS—Roy Campnnella, No. 39. sends one for a ride as he brings his big bat back to the Brooklyn lineup.j Campy wears a black glove on his left hand, which underwent a| recent operation. (NEA) Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED. PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland 32 15 .681 — Chicago 33 16 .673 — New York 30 20 .600 3Vi Detroit 23 23 .500 W> Boston 18 25 .419 12 Washington ... 19 28 .404 13 Philadelphia ... 17 31 .354 15Vi Baltimore 17 31 .354 15»/ 2 Today's Games Cleveland at Washington (NO Chicago at Philadelphia (N-) Detroit at New York (N) Baltimore at Boston (N) Monday's Results Boston 3-5, Detroit 2-4 (2nd game 12 innings) Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB Brooklyn 30 18 .625 — New York 28 20 .583 2 Philadelphia .. 25 20 .556 3'2 Milwaukee 25 21 .543 4 St. Louis 24 25 .490 G\' 2 iincinnati 22 25 .468 7^ 'hicago 20 26 .435 9 Pittsburgh 16 35 .314 15 Vi Today's Games Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (N) New York at Milwaukee (N) Philadelphia at Chicago Brooklyn at St. Louis (N( Monday's Results Brooklyn 7, St. Louis 5 (1-2 innings) New York 4, Milwaukee 2 Only games scheduled Memphis 24 30 .444 ?& Nashville 22 28 .440 9 Mobile 24 35 .407 11!.. Yesterday's Results Nashville 15, Atlanta 8 New Orleans 4, Memphis 2 (10 innings) Little Rock 12, Mobile 6 Birmingham 5, Chattanooga 2 Today's Games Little Rock at Atlanta Memphis at Birmingham Only games scheduled COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. El Dorado 26 1-2 .684 Greenville 23 13 Meridian 20 19 GB Hot Springs ...15 21 24 .639 .513 .417 10 .385 HVi Monroe 15 Pine Bluff 13 23 .361 12 .. Yesterday's Results El Dorado 5-4, Hot Springs 1-3 Meridian 15-4, Monroe 2-7 Greenville 4, Pine Bluff 2 Today's Games Hot Springs at El Dorado Pine Bluff at Greenville Meridian at Monroe MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association St. Paul 9, Louisville 5 Toledo 5, Minneapolis 2 Indianapolis 6, Charleston 2 (-14 innings) Kansas City 7, Columbus 1 Texas League Dalits 16, Houston 2 /$ That Old Tiger Back in. Challenger Following Fatality? By HARRY GRAYSON NEA .Sports Editor MONT1CELLO, N. Y. — (NEA) — Ezzard Charles' first step toward preparing for Rocky Marciano at Yankee Stadium, June 17, was to shave his mustache. That brought Ezzard the Gizzard down to slightly more than 200 pounds, so the man of the many chances doesn't have to worry about getting down too fine in training. His best fighting" weight is around 190. Charles is pleased to be back in the mountains for the first time since he pointed for Joe Louis in August and September of 1950. That visit worked out well, for the Cincinnati heavyweight acquired clear title to the championship. Watching 1 their charge toil at Kutscher's Country Club, here in the Ca(.skills, his handlers contend Marcinno is tackling- a "new" Charles. "Ez will do all right if he has his original viciousness back," remarked an admirer who has followed Charles since he won the Ohio slate welterweight championship in 1937. This points out the fact that Charles has been around for quite some time. Crowding 33. he has kept right busy for 17 years, with two out. for the Army. What did the man mean by "original viciousness"? * * • "WELL, LOOK AT the record," said the m&n. "Charles knocked out 40 of his first 68 professional opponents after winning every amateur tournament he ever entered. That's a very creditable 59 per cent. "The pros weren't all bums, either, not unless you put Anton Christoforidis, Booker Beckwith, Lloyd Marshall. Jimmy Bivins, Fitzie Fitzpatrick, Archie Moore. Elmer Ray and Joe Baksi in that category. That's the same venerable Moore, by the way, who is the current light-heavyweight champion. "Unless you saw Charles then, you might have a difficult time imagining him as a ring killer, but he lost no time finishing them, I assure you. "Something happened to him after the Sam Earoudi fight in Chicago early in 1948, after he had knocked out Archie Moore in Cleve- Fort Worth 6, San Antonio 5 Beaumont 9, Oklahoma City 3 Shreveport 5. Tulsa 3 Western League Omaha 3. Denver 2 Lincoln 9. Colorado Springs 4 Des Moines 19. Pueblo 12 Wichita 4, Sioux City 3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Birmingham 35 23 .603 — Atlanta ........ 33 22 .600 & Chattanooga ... 30 26 .536 ew Orleans -.28 29 .491 ittle 33ock ____ 25 28 .472 Memphis ...4. 24 30 .444 Nashville ...... 2-2 28 .440 4 6 l / z 9 »€«. - gone to— Eddie's Liquor Store and Billiard Parlor 122 East Main For a. Short Beer Vacation Time Is Play Time! WITH A for as little as $458 A Wt«k! Give Your Child Something Worthwhile To play with — to develop poise — to iniure pride in personal accomplishment — to build a true appreciation in good music — A PIANO! Reconditioned Pianos as Low as $100.00 Beard's Temple of Music 209 E. MAIN S/NCf 7903 Paragould, Ark. Phone 6- land." Buroudi died after being knocked out in the 10th round. "Charles Is a very decent fellow, deeply religious." continued his long-time admirer. "As Bnroudi hovered between life and death. E2 spent, hours consoling his family. He prayed for Baroudi. "Charles was cleared of any tegal responsibility, but could not refcon- cile himself to having killed a man. * w * "GRIEF STRICKEN, he locked himself In seclusion, emerging only to tell Jake Mint?, that he w:is through. It took a lot oi persuading to get him to go on. "Always a good boxer, Charles became a master oi" ring craft. Of course, there are u lew knockouts scattered through his record since. He was just so good he could not help knocking out or stopping inferior opponents, but the tiger had been knocked out of him." Charles believes 'ie outpointed Jersey Joe Walcott in their last outing, but admits he would not have taken the title from the Old Geezer on the strength of the margin he held. He was still timid. He attributes his setbacks at the hands of Rex Layne. Nino Valdez and Harold Johnson to lack of interest, with Marciano. Walcott and then Roland La Starza getting championship shots. His camp sees Charles returning to savagery in his knockouts of Colcy Wallace nna Bob Satterfieid, hope that the spectre of Sam Burou- di no longer rises before him la tht battlspit. That would be well, for Ezzard Charles is not going to lick Rocky Marciano being dull. Six world heavyweight championship fights have been held on the Fourth of July. Two have been fought on St. Patrick's Day. TAKE IT HOME! '/2 Fried CHICKEN Rnzorback Drive-In i For Health and Convenience Kohler quality in your bathroom assures the comforts and protection that good sanitation can ffive. You pay no more when you specify "Kohler." The distinctive Cosmopolitan Bench Hath a™3 Gramcrcy lavatory illustrated have a pleas! v -harmony of design and lustrous, casy-lo-clean surfaces. Fittings are of chromium-plated brMS— durable, and built especially for the fixtures they serve. Call on us today for helpful advice on matched sets or individual pieces for bathroom, washroom, kitchen and laundry. 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