Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on August 14, 1957 · Page 2
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Carroll, Iowa
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1 fifantle bets Sights High lit Bat Race BOSTON UB—"AH I want to do it hit .370 this year and I don't ears if Ted Williams hit* .420." Tuesday night on a towering, two- ran homer which traveled 400 feet into the right field seats. The speaker was Mickey Mantle of ther New York Yankees after beating Boston 3-2. The • fleet, power-hitting outfielder had just extended his American League home run lead with No. 32, assumed command in the runs- batted-in competition and was breathing heavily down the neck of Williams in the batting race.. In response to the question "Da you feel you are in a duel with Williams for the batting crown?" The 25-year-old Yankee switch hitter aaid: "Williams is a great hitter. Ty« always admired his hitting. All I want to do is hit .370 and I don't care if Ted hits .420. I'll know.I will have had a great year." . Determined Bid Making a determined bid to become the first player ever to win two successive triple crowns in batting, Mantle beat the Red Sox. Mickey' also connected for two singles and drew a walk for a perfect night which raised his average to .384 — a five-point increase. Meanwhile, Williams singled in two trips to climb a notch to .388. Mickey's homer put him two ahead of runners-up Williams and Roy Sievers of Washington (30 each). His three RBIs lifted him to 83 while previous leader Sievers remained at 81. Casey Stengel, New York pilot who revels in his special managerial doubletalk, said: Figures Don't Lie * 'The man finally hit one here. He. doesn't do it too often at Fenway, Both he and Williams rnust- ba pretty good hitters because ELKS DINNER x 7:00 P.M. THURSDAY P»r Ilk* Only raves Increase In Romp Over By ED WILKS ] " The Associated Press What Milwaukee's . Braves are doing to that National League pennant race may be the biggest bustup since Cleo nixed Caesar. In 10 days, they've rolled up eight straight victories — all against contenders — and have surged from half a game behind to 8' games ahead. Starting with the game that put them in front, the Braves have been 7-0, while the combined record of the other contenders (St. Louis, Brooklyn, Cincinnati and Philadelphia) has been 7-11 — a "natural" for Milwaukee. Whammy on Reds The. Braves, stayed with it Tuesday night, again putting the whammy ; on, fourth-place Cincinnati for a 124 romp. Lew Burdette won his 11th with an eight-hitter and two home runs, his first in eight .major league seasons. Chicago 's Cubs handed second- place Sti Louis a seventh successive defeat, 6-2; and the New York Giants knocked off third-place Brooklyn 4-2 while Pittsburgh clipped fifth-place Philadelphia .6-0 on Bob Friend's two-hit pitching. Yanks Retain Edge In the American League, first- place New York remained hVt ahead, beating Boston 3-2 while Chicago's second-place White Sox rapped Cleveland 10-5 for Billy Pierce 's 16th victory. But in what may be the. AL's only real race, Mickey Mantle was 3-for-3, drove' in all the Yankee runs, hit his 32nd home run, and climbed within four points oil Boston's Ted Williams,, who added a point to his those figures don't lie." Mantle clocked a slider for his | homer * which didn't win any j ptfies for distance but must have 1 set'some kmcTef record for altitude.' * "It was a-bad pitch,- high and insidei" 'Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan said. "He had to step away to hit it and-he showed his great power on the swing. If he had any help from the wind at all that ball would • have gone right out of the park.'.' In his last 15 games. Mantle has clubbed the ball'at a .502 pace leading bat average with l-for-2 for .388. Baltimore defeated Washington 5-3 and took fourth place from Detroit as the Tigers defeated Kansas City 3-1. then lost 3-2 in 14 innings in' a day-night doubleheader that hoisted the A's out of the cellar and plunked Washington in. \ • Burdette drove in four runs with his two clouts, both off starter- loser Joe Nuxhail. The first halved a 2-0 Redleg lead in the third, and the second junked a 44 tie, com? ing with two men on base in the sixth. Red Schoendlenst, who fol lowed Burdette's second hornet with a solo home run off reliever Hersh Freeman in the sixth, drove in three runs and had three hits along with Andy Pafko in the Braves' 16-hit barrage. Rush Humbles Cards The Cards were shut out on five hits until the ninth by Bob Rush The veteran right-hander, giving way after Joe Cunningham's two run pinch double, also drove in a run and doubled twice as the Cubs handed Herm Wehmeier a sixth defeat. Ernie Banks hit his 24th home run; Rubeh Gomez four-hit the Dodg ers for his 13th victory and complete game, tops in the ma jors, blanking the Brooks without a hit while facing the 18-man minimum over the last six frames. Don Mueller and Wiljie Mays each drove in two runs for the sixth place Giants. Ed Roebuck lost It in relief of Sal Maglie. Friend, a 26-year-old right-hand­ er, gained his third two-hitter in the majors and an 8-15 record while giving up singles to rookie Harry Anderson and veteran Gran Hamner. Bill Mazeroski drove in four runs with a homer and double off loser Warren Hacker. Overhauls Lead Mantle's home run came with a man on to overhaul a 2-1 Boston lead in the seventh against Frank Sullivan. The Mick also took over the league RBI lead.' Tom Sturdivant won his 10th, first ever against the Red Sox, although giving up a homer to Sammy White and walking in the other run. Bobby Shantz relieved in the ninth. 2 TTmet ffenkf, CeneR, fevm? ' Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1957 HIM I > from date barton's : KEYBOARD HimiiiMiii '< KUEMPER PHYSICALS? Physical examinations are scheduled in the Kuemper High School, auditorium, starting at 7-.30 p.m. on Friday, for all boys who expect to compete in any athletic event at Kuemper during the coming school year. Announcement .of the examinations was made Wednesday by Coach Steve Garbier. "This applies to every sport. That includes football, basketball, track, baseball and golf," Coach Garbier said. * * * DEDHAM: The Dedham Merchants are resting up in preparation for resumption of their quest for the state softball championship when they renew tournament play in Boone on Sunday. Dedham will meet 'Sigourney in d second-round game at 7.30 p.m. Sunday. The local entry in the state finals will be pitted against the club that took last year's runners-up < Cedar Rapids) out of the running in a tight first round game. Dedham, on the other hand, blasted Newton out of the path in a free scoring 9-7 game. Meantime, rain forced postponement of Tuesday night's first round games; These games will be played Friday night. Three more games are scheduled Wednesday night. They are Schleswig Elks vs. Webster City Merchants at 6:30 p.m.; Des Moines Park Lane vs. Attica Merchants at 8 p.m.; and Cedar Rapids Happy Time vs. Boone Pieper Cubs at 9:30 p.m. * * • LAST HOME GAME: Now is the time for all good local baseball fans to come to the aid of the game. Wednesday night marks the last home stand of the Carroll Merchants in 1957. A. big crowd on the final night might go a long way toward retention of semi-pro baseball in Carroll. A slim crowd on the final night might kill the game stone cold dead at the turnstiles. * * * POULTRY CHAMP: Vern Juergens, of Carroll, won Carroll Entertains In "Must Win Game A big question mark confronts the Carroll Merchants in their crucial "must win" game with Coon Rapids in Merchants Park at 8:15 p.m. tonight. Bill Burgess, the siege gun of the Carroll offense, suffered a cracked rib in Sunday's' game at Breda. His presence in the starting lineup is questionable. The final decision on Whether he can play probably won't be made until shortly before game time, club officials said Wednesday morning. The slugging first baseman lifted his batting average to .508 in the game against Breda before he had to depart in favor "of a pinch runner in the eighth inning. Damage Chances Loss of the big first sacker would materially damage Carroll's chances of picking up an absolutely necessary victory against defending champion Coon Rapids. In addition to hitting at a phenomenal clip, he has blasted four home runs, four doubles, two triples and stolen four bases. He also has accounted for 20 runs-batted-in to press the leaders in that department, Sammy Long and Bob Simpson, who have 21 RBI's to their respective credit. Frank Beck, the hard-luck hurler who lost a three-hitter, 2-1, to Coon Rapids last month, will get the nod for Carroll. Beck was victimized by the champions when they made the hits count. He walked only two men in that game On July 29, but both managed to get to second base from where they, scored on singles. Expect Prescott The,likely, starter for Coon Rapids is Elmer Prescott, with ace Loop Standings Coon Rapids Carroll Churdan Audubon Manning Breda W L Pet. OB 15 3 .833 18 5 .722 2 9 9 .500 6 8 10 .444 7 5 13 .278 i0 4 14 .222 11 Wednesday's Games: Audubon at Manning * Coon Rapids at Carroll Thursday's Game: . Churdan at Breda Friday's Game: Audubon at Coon Rapids Sunday's Game: Carroll at Manning Rapids Tonight Jerry Ibach slated for relief duty. Prescott is the number two'hurler on the Coon Rapids staff and has a 6-1 record. Coon Rapids can afford to gamble in one respect since they enjoy a two-game lead over Garroll with two games left on the schedule. Should they lose to the Carroll Merchants, for the first time this season, they still could win the pennant outright with a victory over Audubon on Friday night at Coon Rapids. May Save Ibach The defenders may decide to save Ibach for that clincher on Friday. Or they might "go for the downs" here on Wednesday and try to wrap up the title immediately. That strategy probably would call for a change in the pitching plans and would put Ibach on the hill against Carroll. The league leaders are hitting at a .240 average, which is about 20 points under the Carroll average, but their strong armed pitching staff has more than made up that percentage. Beck has lost only one game this season, the 2-1 setback by Coon Rapids, and he will seek his third triumph in tonight's contest. the annual Iowa Poultry Improvement Association golf title at Iowa State College in Ames this week. Juergens shot a 76 qualifying round on Sunday and came back on'Monday with a 75 card on the college course to take the crown. Celebrate 95th Birthday Early STOCKTON, Calif. Wl — Amos Alonzo Stagg, football's grand old man, celebrated his 95th birthday three days early—with a 7 -foot high, 200 -pound birthday cake. Stagg's birthday occurs .Friday, but Tuesday the Stockton Lions Club held a pre-birthday party for him. Former Notre Dame Coach Frank Leahy, the guest speaker, credited Stagg with the "most scientific offense I have ever had the privilege of ^earning.'-' EVER IN TAILORED TO FIT MADE TO LAST! COST NO MORE! Open Fridays Till 9:30 p.m. CLOTHES FOR BOYS Buy Now! Take Advantage of Early Low Prices and Big Selection— Widest Choice Ever! BOYS' SLACKS Handsome sheen gabardines, washable flannels and many other fine fabrics. .Beautifully tailored for long wear and perfect fit. All boys' sizes 6 to 20. $3.98 * $9.95 The popular .Ivy League polished cotton slacks! Finest fabrics thtf are washing machine washable. Black or wheat tea. Six** O AO BOYS' SPORTSHIRTS Dan River fabrics, metalic weaves, splash patterns and Ivy League stripes. Button down or regular collar styles. Sanforized and completely washable! Boys' sizes 6 to 18. $1.98 C $2.98 YOUNG" MIN'S SPORTSHIRT8 All Men's Sim $2.98„ $3.98 BOYS' FALL JACKETS Brand New Patterns and Colors Ideal for cool fall days .. . zelan poplins, sheen gabardines and reversibles in gooa colors for school wear. Sizes 6 to 18. 49 J 95 to Young Men's Jackets All Men's Sizes $4.95 to $10.95 Gym Trunks Supporters Sweat Sox •MMt<IIH|MM $1.19 98c 69c Boys' Key Blue Jeans Best euaUty 40-wt. $*niorti*J d«al». tifel* stttehed $1.98 $2.29 Wfeot flt. Ziaper t\y7 Alto husky"»1MIT Itm V to • $1.98 tlw 10 to If.. Boys' 13%.oi. Lee Riders Th» authentic WMtera eowfcoy ptaU- t*n# WM» M> fl*l w«»vt, wWU b»ek eanln, eta mUy MM It. Sanforised lor psrauunt flt! Zipper fly. tltet « to MU,-*. $2.79 i= ™ == _$2.98 ltl*» IS to it. Boys' 11 i/ 4 -oi. Lte Riders .:,„•: $159 -$2.89 »y ^Mi .y ,i..,. T .»- BOYS' SCHOOL SWEATERS Famous quality Campus sweaters! Virgin wools and 100 per cent orlons in all the newest colors. Pull-overs and coat styles. 95 to 95 USi OUR CONVINIINT LAY-AWAY PLAN YOUNG MEN'S SWEATERS All Men's Sites ' $7.95 to $10.95 Complete Stock of Men's and Boys'/Wear & Mt .L < Riding Sharks Bareback Limited as Popular Sport By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK I* - Most swimmers who encounter a shark merely worry how to escape him. A few brave souls, however, have a wild desire to ride him bareback. In both cases John Tassos, a New York advertising executive and authority on skin diving, has the answer. He is the author of "The Underwater World," a guide for sportsmen who want to spear fish, explore wrecks or merely pick up shells from the floor of the sea. Advice How can a swimmer escape if he encounters a shark or barracuda near shore? "The chances are, if you meet one of these big fish near shore, he is well feci and merely curious at seeing you," said Tassos. '•The main thing to do is to avoid irritating him. How do you keep him calm? By staying calm yourself. The simplest thing to do is keep your eyes on him,, and swim toward shore, slowly and easily. "Remember he is in his home and you are the stranger and intruder in his house. Don't Panic "Above all, don't panic. If you thresh the water violently trying to get away, you may excite him and cause him to attack. . "If a barracuda insists on coming too close, you can turn and swim toward him and he'll go away—999,999 times out of a million. "If a shark comes too close, put you head under water and yell as loud as you can, 'Go away, you hum! Get lost!' He can't hear you, but he can feel the vibrations. If he still comes on, hit him on the nose, which is very sensitive because his brain is right behind it. Usually, then, he'll leave. If he comes back, hit him on the nose again. "But don't panic and start floundering toward shore. The shark and barracuda are among the swiftest fish in the sea. You can't outswim them—you have to out think them." Shark More Dangerous Tassos regards the shark as far more dangerous than the barracuda. "Lifeguards on the Florida beaches every day see inquisitive barracuda hovering a few yards from swimmers," he said, "but I know of no authenticated case where a barracuda actually attacked a bather in those areas, "But any shark, even a two-foot one, may attack if angered; "You can't grab even a baby one by the tail." Season Is Ended for Bob Lemon CLEVELAND UP) - For Bob Lemon the 1957 Season is over, and it's one he won't forget for a long time. .In seven of the last nine seasons the Cleveland right - hander Has .been a 20-game winner. But this year he has won only six, lost 11, and finished only two of his 17 starts.= His earned* run average is 4.59. Bad News Tuesday nighr Dr. Don Kelly, team physician for the Indians, gave the 36-year-old pitcher the bad news. There are bone chips in his elbow, and "elbow opera, tions are seldom successful in cases like this," so "about the only thing he can do is rest," Lemon is to go home to Long Beach, Calif., and report next Spring. "This is one year I'll never forget," he said. "Everything happened. It all started when my sister died and I was never able to catch up." Slow Start He missed the last week of spring training because of the sister's death. A month after the season opened hi* record was 3-4. On May 24, in a game with Chicago, he tore a thigh muscle while fielding a bunt. He went home to Long Beach and when he returned to action it was June 13. About that time the elbow began bothering him. He went to a specialist, who advised a dental examination. Two teeth were pulled. The elbow did not improve. Several weeks ago X-rays showed the- chips. He was given as much rest between gemes as possible, and it was a case of seeing whether he could keep pitching at all. Tuesday night the verdict was given. ALLISON TO ARMY DAVENPORT WV-Dick Afflaon, St. Ambrose College's leading -football scorer and ground gainer last fall, was to report for Army duty Wednesday. The 155-pound halfback from Rock Island, 111., who would have been a senior this fall, scored 60 points and, gained 361 yards rushing for a 6.1 average last season; MOVING Local ond Nation Wide Storage — Crating — Packing Ph. Day 2540 Ph. Night 2618 Carroll. Iowa John Vanderheiden Moving Agent* for Nvrth Amtrlean Van Untt, inc. NOTICE OF SALE OF CARROLL RESIDENCE AT PUBLIC AUCTION BY REFEREE ' The Cora Mescher Home at 114 North Adams Street, Carroll, Iowa. The undersigned Referee, will on the 23d day of August, 1957, at 2 o'clock p. m., offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the following described real estate, to-wit: ' ' , Lot 8, in Block 43, Second Addition to the City of Carroll, Iowa. This property is located at It4 North Adams Street, Car- ~* roll, Iowa. * The said public auction will be held on the 23d day of August, 1957, at 2 o'clock p. m., on the above described premises. This property will be sold to the highest bidder at said time and place, and such sale shall be final. • - i • t • . • v - * Terms of sale: 25% in cash upon the signing of a contract and-the balance will be payable upon delivery of an abstract showing good merchantable title to the said premises and a Referee's Deed therefore. , \ v.. Possession will be/given within 30 days after the signing of a contract ••. * / " Sale shall be made subject to the approval of the Court. This modern six room house is in good condition and ready for occupancy. , ' , f ». ; . . %}m We|(i Strtet^Ca^ell/low. 'ill r V^I Boil, Auctioneer i • ^ ^ Mi,*,

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