The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 11, 1954
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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, ,1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS In Clumsy Fix Attempt- Mob Syndicate Got Sloppy By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — The "boys" it seems, became a bit careless in handling the Bobby Jones case. Clarence Henry and a couple of guys whom nobody knew did an incredibly sloppy job ir> their attempt to bribe Jones, a journeyman middleweight out oi" Oakland, Calif., to dump to Joey Giardello at Madison Square Garden. This while upping the price from $5,000 to $15,000. The result was that Henry, not long ago the No. 3 ranking heavyweight, and one Joseph Hacken, small fry front man, were left coo-ling off in the clinker. A district attorney for the first time had a good shot at the mob syndicate which practically has been running the beak busting business in more recent years. Those involved being held in $50,000 and $25,000 bail was something in the way of evidence that District Attorney Frank Hogan had enough of the same to crack something wide open. The first question raised was how a fixer expected to get enough money down on a l-to-3 shot to make the deal pay out after a $15,000 •pay-off. THE INVESTIGATION TOOK a* ~ different swing, however, when itj developed that Antonio Caponigro, notoriously known as Tony Bananas, had more than a rooting interest in Giardello. The latter became an exciting fighter knocking out Garth Panter. Walter Cartier and Willie Troy. He was in line for a title match with Bobo Olson—until Al Naiman, Rocky Castellani's angel, guaranteed the champion $125,000. To keep busy—and some dough—Giardello was matched with Bobby Jones Pierre Langlois. Three days before ihe fight, Giardello was hardly able New Texan Is / On Golf Scene Palmer Lawrence Shoots Four Under 65 at Virginia VIRGINIA BEACH, eyes of Texas might and beaten. When Langlois sailed for France, the International Boxing Club matched Giardello" with Jones. If Jones were to whip Giardello, the title match with Olson would have gone out the window for Joey, and in this book the California glad- no worse than even Va. (.•?)—The well be fo- bv virus a i cused today on another of the Lone been red hot! Star State's native sons—Palmer Lawrence. For Lawrence, a 27-year-old rwt- may become one of the next big- stars in big-time professional golfs iator was money. IT WAS FOR THIS reason that it was suspected certain people interested in Giardello took stealthy steps. The district attorney's office probed the supposed link between Bananas and the Giardello camp. Bananas has been a long-time commuter between Brooklyn and Newark, N. J., where police reported that he has a record a mile long. It could have been significant that the telephone call from Henry to Jones came from Philadelphia. where long and lean Clarence was managed by Frank Palermo, whom cops _ . . | • . , agreed could be trusted fully as far < off. as you could throw the Empire State Building on a rainy day. Blinky Palermo had been questioned along these lines before and was barred in New York. glaring spotlight. Lawrence made his debut yesterday on the tournament circuit and carved a neat 4-under-par 65 in the opening- round of the 515,000 Virginia' Beach Open being played over the par-69 Cavalier Yacht and Country Club layout. Palmer's performance left him tied with three other aces for second place and only a stroke behind temperamental Tommy Bolt of Houston. Tex., as the tournament moved today into its second round. "I never realized I was shooting such a round until we teed off on the 15th hole." said the slightly bald Lawrence, who captained North Texas State's national collegiate champions of 1948. "I'm on the circuit to stay, and I'm out WATCH HEVI — Still tagged as the man to beat in the world series of golf—the National Open —is Ben Hogan. though he has been sick, says he's not in shape and off his game. He'll lead field at Baltusrol. N. J. CU uy .r i aiiii. or <HGJ..LIJ.<J, Y.AJ.V*'.* - ,-:„,,,. T too and decent boxing people I for the top money every time I tee THE WATER IN the Jones' tank attempt turned into highly combustible liquid that threatened to scorch the seamy side of prize fighting. Those with the best interests of the sour science at heart, hoped District Attorney Hogan would get somewhere. He may never again have such a golden opportunity, for the next time the mob syndicate will not be guilty of such gross stupidity. Legion and Jaycees Make Up Game Today Two undefeated Little League teams, the Jaycees and the American Legion, play a makeup game at Federal Compress Park this afternoon at 5:10. Both teams won their season's openers and are in a first-place tie at present. They are the only two undefeated Little League teams. Their game was scheduled to be played Tuesday but was postponed due to rain and wet grounds. Two of County's Coaches to Leave Leachvine's McGrew To Service; Luxora's Johnson Resigns Two of Mississippi County's most successful coaches probably won't be around when basketball season opens next winter. Leachville's Charles McGrew will answer a call to the Army on June 24 when he reports for induction. And yesterday, Luxora's Charles Johnson told the Courier News he has resigned. McGrew had been the head man at Leachville for only one year, but was becoming one of the most popular coaches in Lion history. He led his cagers to a second place in the district and took fifth in the state track meet. Johnson gave Luxora more football wins in his first year than the school had in many years previously. He took his Panther basketball team to the state tournament—a first in Luxora basketball history. Johnson said he has no plans at present but will stay in the coaching profession. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Leo Paid $100 For Home Run 'And It Was Worth It 1 Lip Tells Taylor CHICAGO (AP) — Leo Duro cher bought the New York Giants a share of first place in the National League for $100. The financial transaction came to light today when the New York manager admitted he made the offer as he sent rookie Bill Taylor up to pinch hit in the 10th inning at Milwaukee yesterday. "I told the players in the dugout. 'If he hits a homer I'll give him $100.' " Durocher said. Taylor, fresh from the Southern Assn., slammed Gene Conley's 1-1 pitch for the only run of the game. "That cost me $100 and I'm glad ! to pay it," Durocher said. | Team Parade Success in the 10-inning spine- tingler demonstrated again that what left New York as virtually a one-man show starring' Willie Mays has turned into a team parade with everybody getting in on the act. Ruben Gomez turned in his third shutout. Mays maintained a part of his starring role. It was his spectacular catch and throw to the plate that nipped Henry Aaron trying to score in the seventh inning. Gomez and Johnny Antonelli. the prize package in the Giants' big winter trade with Milwaukee, have shouldered the pitching burdens. Against the hard-hitting Braves they combined for back-to-back shutouts. Antonelli has won eight, Gomez six. The Western trip, on which the Giants have won eight out of nine games, has brought an end to Al Dark's prolonged hitting slump. The team captain left New York with an anemic .244 average. Today he's an even .300. Monte Irvin has improved too. His average isn't much better but his hits have been more timely. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet Brooklyn 31 New York 31 Philadelphia Milwaukee . 28 25 20 20 21 24 St. Louis 26 26 Cincinnati 25 25 29 .608 .608 .571 .510 .500 .500 .420 GB 2 5 5' 2 54 Chicago 21 Pittsburgh 16 38 .296 16 Today's Games Brooklyn at Cincinnati (N) New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Milwaukee (N 1 * Pittsburgh at St. Louis (.N) Thursday's Results New York 1, Milwaukee 0 (10 innings') Brooklyn 7. St. Louis 4 Philadelphia 6. Chicago 0 Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 0 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Chicago Cleveland .. New York .. Detroit Washington Boston Baltimore .. Philadelphia 35 16 .686 — 33 17 .660 l|-i 32 21 .604 4 , 24 25 .490 10 21 29 .420 13119 28 .404 14 20 32 .385 15»-2 17 33 .340 IT'a Today's Games Chicago at New York (N) Cleveland at Boston (N) Baltimore at Washington <N) Detroit at Philadelphia (2) Thursday's Results Washington 8, Cleveland 4 Baltimore 5-9, Boston 1-0 New York 9, Detroit 5 Chicago at Philadelphia. poned, rain. post- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Fct. GB Atlanta 35 23 .603 — Birmingham ... 35 26 .574 1 Vi Chattanooga ... 30 28 .517 5 New Orleans ..30 29 .508 5Vi Memphis 27 30 .474 T/i Little Rock .... 26 30 .464 8 Nashville ...... 24 29 .453 8^ Mobile 25 37 .403 12 .. Thursday's Results Atlanta 11, Little Rock 5 Memphis 3, Birmingham 1 Nashville 7, Mobile 4 New Orleans 3, Chattanooga 2 Today's Games Little Rock at Atlanta Memphis at Birmingham Nashville at Mobile Chattanooga at New Orleans THt THEME THAT MADS. A MAJOR * BATTING IMPERILED THE CWLV WORD (MAKE THAT EMERGENCE) TQP-fU&HT Bad Day, All Around, for Cards ST. LOUIS (AP) — Being kicked out of ball games is getting to be a habit for Manager Eddie Stanky of the St. Louis Cardinals. Fort Worth 7, Beaumont 5 Tulsa 12. Houston 7 Shreveport , Dallas 5 Western -^eajnie Omaha 4. Lincoln 2 Des Moines 2. Sioux City 0 Pueblo 4. Wichita 3 Denver 6, Colorado Springs 5 (10 innings) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Columbus 5, Kansas City 4 Indianapolis 4. Charleston 1 Toledo 9, Minneapolis 0 Only games scheduled Texas Leapue Oklahoma City 9. San Antonio 3 COTTON STATES LEAGUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS W L Pet. GB El Dorado 28 14 .667 — Greenville 36 15 .626 2 Meridian 22 21 .512 6 l /i Pine Bluff 17 23 .425 10 Hot Springe ... 16 24 .400 11 Monroe 16 27 .372 12 Vi Thurday's Results Pine Bluff 9-4, Monroe 5-3 Meridian 7-1, El Dorado 0-3 Greenville 9, Hot Springs 7 Today's Games Greenville at Hot Spring Monroe at Pine Bluff El Dorado at Meridian The brat, never one to keep qutet when a fuss is brewing, was ejected for the fifth time this vsea- ion as the Brooklyn Dodgers downed the Cardinals 7-4 yesterday lit sweltering Busch Stadium. Plate Umpire Larry Goetz, displeased at a Stanky remark. waved him out in the second inning. Stanky was trying to calm rookie outfielder Wally Moon, who had taken exception to a called strike. Poscdel Out. Too Another one of the Cardinal field leaders wasn't around to see the end of the game. Coach Bill Posedel was waved out in the seventh inning while protesting a first base decision by umpire Frank Dascoli. All in all. it was a bad day for the Cardinals as the Dodgers broke a two-game losing streak Squirrels Top Red Tops In Y Prep Looo Although outnit by 10-5, the! Squirrels of Captain Jerry Nail! made tljeir timely bingles count for a 9-8 victory over the Red Tops of Captain Allen Shanks in the opening; game of the newly formed "Y" high school softball league at Little j Park yesterday afternoon. j Bill Taylor, on the mound for the Squirels, went all the way and. except for the third inning, kept the j Red Top hits well scattered. In the third the Carrot Tops put together five hits, a free ticket to first and an error to garner five runs and put them in the lead- The winners had come up with four in the second as a result of | an error and a base on balls, fol- j lowed by J. T. James' single and | Fred Hodges' home run blast into j the parking lot. the only circuit | clot of the contest. j • Four more counters in the 4th, j mostly on faulty fielding behind the j offerings of Wheeler Gracy, gave > the Squirrels their winning mar- j gin. though the Reds rallied for two ' in the top of the fifth to make ti a real game. Billy Larrow started on the hill for the losers but gave way to Gracy in the fourth. Most spectacular fielding play of the game was shortstop Kenneth Stanley's catch of Danny Cobb's pop to short center in the fifth. Play in this league will be resumed this afternoon, bringing together the Indians of Clarence Hall and Rounders of Captain Goforth- tights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Danbury. Conn - Billy Graham, 155, New York, stopped Charley Simmons, 150, Charlotte, 6. Berlin. Germany — Gustav Scholz, 156 3 i, Berlin, knocked out Emile Delmine, 158J/ a , Belgium, 4. Holland LL Gets Victory HOLLAND—Holland Little Leaguers jumped on three Cooter pitchers for 16 hits and a 15 to 2 victory in a league game played here yesterday. Bunching six runs in the first innincs of losing hurler Wagster. the Holland youngsters continued to hit well off two other Cooter pitchers, Hawkins and Barger, in later innings. Only two Cooter runs came in the fifth inning when three of the four hits off Holland's pitcher were strung together. The width of a football field is always the same — 53y 3 yards. The length is 100 yards. Mox!ey 7 s Clearpool At Walker Park The gates to Walker Park are closed while road 'e-surfacing is being done but we're OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL. Swim Suits For Rent Anv Size — Adult or Children Season Passes For Sale For Adults and Children New Opening Time 1:15 p. m Open Til 9 p.m. Daily THE ORIGINAL 184O CABIN BOTTLE 86 PROOF. E. G. iOOZ DISTILLERY COMPANY. IAR-DSTOWN. KWTUCW 30 SETS Given Away in 30 DAYS! 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