The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 18, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Between You'n Me Jacobs Case Points Up By MURRAY What better indictment do you need of the chain systems' suppression of ballplayers than Spooks Jacobs' second base success with the Athletics after seven years of burial by Brooklyn? . . . Lending more credence to Paul Richards' motion for an unrestricted draft.. . Rookie Rudy Regalado ha* a long term contract coming up — with pretty Marcia Mlttendorf, once President Eisenhower's campaign headqtiarter's secretary and the daughter of » Los Angeles radio producer ... When he was a Cleveland bench- warming bonus boy, Robert Avila warded off siestas In the dugout by learning to chew tobacco . . . but discarded the chaw when he made the starting lineup . . . The American League hit leader was a pro soccer player at 14 . . .Where would the Tribe be without the Spanish - speaking delegation of Avila, Eduardo (Mike) Garcia, Rudolfo Regalado, not to mention skipper Alfonso Lopez? • • * The basic humility of Rocky Marciano is no better revealed than in this question he popped to us in a. tramp over the mountains at his Grossinger, N. Y-, training camp: "Murray, you've se«n me fight a lot. Tell me, what's my weakness?" . . . We asked Bob Godlen, one of the champ's sparring partners, if he'd times," he answered, '1 hit him in the body, and I could hear him grunt, 'Oooh.' It felt real good, but while I'm standing there enjoying it, he's hitting me back" . . . Golden, an Akron boy, now fights out of Denver because his service discharge coincided with that city's hook-up to the co-axial cable, and his manager wanted him on the picture tubes . . . Viva TV . . . * * * Marciano would have been given the Ed Murrow Person-to-person treatment months ago if manager Al Weill hadn't balked at the price. . • . and only yielded recently because Rocky's been told he needs to project more before the general public. ... Rocky, meeting Hank Bauer of the Yanks, whispered aside, "He looks more like a fighter than me." . . . he was a promising street brawler "with a club in my right hand" . . . Bauer hasn't had a recurrence of malaria, which felled him 23 times since 1946 ... He calls Baltimore Bob Turley, another East St. Louis ever stung Rocky . . . "Couple of' product, the fastest pitcher in his experience • . . and used to play on the same sandlot team with Bob's uncle, Gene. . . • • • Johnny Podre* is supposed to have more mound poise than any young pitcher of the last decade . . . but speaking before an audience of more than three terrifies him . . . Have the three New York clubs ever had a better set of center fielders than Duke Snider, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle . . . and not one of them at his peak yet? . . . You can't beat Johnny Sain's twisting motion, a la Freddie Fitzsimmons, for holding a runner close to second base . . - Bucky Harris' insistence a year ago that Jim Busby 'change' to on open hitting stride made a big league hitter of the fleet Texan . , . Dugout pundits rate Mike Garcia the easiest pitcher to get a good jump on ... * * * Between you'n'me, there's no excuse for the league president or the commissioner's office not ordering a compelte replay of the Brooklyn- Milwaukee farce. SIMPLY A-MAYS-ING A/0 MSNOMEe TO C4U WUU£ MAY'S 4 4TAND-UI**AND- 8ALLPL AYEK H/-5 GVBATtONG LOOK LIKE GIANT*' jAY'HfYKiD & LEA&HG THE CHEER* HM4S WHO THOUGHT WILLIS WOULD BECOME 4UCH A POT5A/r ~WlELDER f ?' Tee Talk- Just Average Golfer? Then Ease Up on That Swing, Man By JIMMY DEMARET CONCORD INTERNATIONAL, N. Y. — (NEA) — "What," I'm always asked, "is the main fault of the average week-end golfer?" You get a lot of answers to that one, but there always have been two big ones. The first is trying to kill the ball. The fellow who gets out there on a day off from the job feels good. He looks around at the pretty grass and trees, takes a couple of deep breaths of that fresh air, then looks down at the little white ball. "Man" he says to himself, "am I gonna kill this today." He proceeds to swing from just about every direction on the com- exactly nowhere, bit before starting pass and gets Wait a ilttle the swing. Don't get anxious and begin trying to hit the ball when you're way back there at the top of your swing. Let that clubhead come down into the hitting area, then start putting on the power. The other big fault I find is temper. A guy is supposed to be out for some fun, but starts pulling a Tommy Bolt somewhere along the line. Busting up his clubs and the like. This isn't to 'say Bolt, the Houston tournament veteran, has anything wrong in his disposition. I've found him to be an even-tempered guy- Mad all the time. If you're just a fellow out for some fun, take it easy. Don't get upset when you watch your ball disappear into the trees- At the same time, don't get lackadaisical. Try your honest best There's nothing like winning, even if you're in a friendly foursome. But you can relax and have some fun at the same time. LITTLE LEAGUE Goathittetl from Page 6 fanned for the second out as the tension eased. But Smith wasn't out of the woods by any stretch o f the imagi- ^nd^nnTe.'rf tue inning and the game. EO1ART CLUB AB R H Huey, s€ 2 Turner, 2b 3 Branscum, of — 2 Stilwell, lb 2 Smith, p 2 Smothers, If 3 Hodge, 3b 2 PO A Coleman, c 3 22 nation. Wells hit to Ron Huey, whose unexpected throw to third not only was tardy but caught Hodge off base and all hands were safe. Wayne Lovelace came through with the big blow that drove in Craig with the tying run. Wells was trapped trying for the extra base and was out at third to throttle the rally. Dorris nailed down the certain tie and set the stage for a possible run in the Legion half of the sixth by Lovelace, 2to fanning two of the last three Rote' batters. The Legions made a desperate last minute ditch to pull the game out of the fire but Smith had enough left to choke it off. With two outs Huey tossed Rounsavall's grounder low to first and the peppery little catcher ambled to second. Taking no chances on Dorris breaking up the game. Coach Ed Cure ordered the pitcher passed again. It worked this time as Moore AMERICAN LEGION AB R H PO A 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 18 Plunkett, rf 3 Nelson, If 4 Rounsavall, c — 4 Dorris, p 2 Moore, as 2 Craig, 3b 2 Mullins, cf ....... 2 x Branscum 1 Wells, lb 2 3 26 Rotary Club 042 000 American Legion 100 050 - 6 Summary: Errors — Dorris 4, Craig, Wells, Lovelace, Huey Turner. Runs batted in — Huey, Smothers, Rounsavall, Moore, Craig 2, Lovelace. Two base hits — Smothers, Plunkett, Rounsavall. Stolen bases — Turner 2. Hit by pitcher — Moore (Smith). Base on balls — Dorris 4, Smith 6. Strikeouts — Dorris 10, Smith 11. Umpires.— SHORT PUTTS: The longest hole I can think of is the 615-yard 16th at Cleveland's Canterbury.. ...The shortest is Lakeside's 6th at Hollywood, Calif. It's 80 yards downhill, sort of an automatic jump to the green . . . George S. May, who promotes the World Championship at ,*"" | Chicago's Tarn O'Shanter, has OK'd tnat shoj-tg f or men this year. That is right down my alley. Why hasnt' Julius Boros been on top of the heap of late? I say its' because the Mose has a real loose swing and must come up with perfect timing to be hot- He's won only three tournaments, you know—but, man, what ones to win! Merely the United States Open, the World Championship and the cash-crammed, Ardmore event. They had a little discussion at Harvard about John Brophy's eligibility for the New England Intercollegiate Golf Championships. They ruled the Crimson swinger out because he plans to be an assistant pro at Bellevue, outside 'of Boston, this summer. That's something a lot of college golfers should know: You're ineligible for intercollegiate events if you take anyj action which indicates you're turning pro- Speaking of young golfers, I rate Billy Maxwell, now in the Army; Wes Ellis, Buck Luce's assistant at GRreenwood in New Jersey; and Gene Littler and Gardner Dickinson, Jr., as the most promising. Big Array of Stars Set for AAU Meet ST. LOUIS (AP) — About half a dozen meet records stand in danger tonight as more than 400 of the nation's best — including seven Olympic champions — move into action in the 66th annual national AAU track and field championships. The 21 event meet, which runs tonight and tomorrow night at the St.* Louis Public School Stadium, climaxes the outdoor track season. Santee Missing Only three defending champions, including Kansas' Wes Santee, will be missing from the field. With Santee out because of Marine sumer camp training, Luxembourg's Josy Barthel who won the 1,500 meter event at the Olympics, figures to be the favorite in the 25-man mile fiedl. Santee holds the AAU mile standard of 4:07.6 set at Dayton, Ohio, last year. The New York Athletic Club is the defending champion of the meet. To Try for Seven Southern California's Ernie Shelton. who has cleared the bar at 6 foot 10% inches within the past week, expects to try for the elusive seven-foot high jump mark. Jimmy Kittany, C. D. Hood, Maur- was called out on strikes to end ice Sanders. Time: 1:40. IV SET OWNERS IMPORTANT NOTICE If your set is a year or mort old, wt MOW hovt picture tubt insurance to offer you. INSURES YOUR PICTURE TUBE FOR ONE YEAR Call or Write for Information Blytheville Sales Co. Lightweights On TV Tonight Zulueta, Gonsalvet Are Top Contenders NEW YORK f/P)—Lightweight contenders Orlando Zhlheta of Cuba and Johnny Gonsalves of Oakland, Calif., are rated even for their ten round television bout at Madison Square Garden tonight. The bout starts at 8 p.m. (CST). The 25-year-old Zulueta is the serond ranking ontender and Gonsalves is ranked third. The winner may get a shot at th* viitor of the lightweight title fight between Champion Paddy De Marro and Jimmy Carter. Zulueta has won four in a row this year and now has a 50-19-9 r e r o r d. Gonsalves, with two straight wins, has a 36-8-1 slate. "We can't afford to go on what we think a fellow will do," 'says Yankee pitching coach Jim Turner "We just pitch him, and see what he actually does." THE ORIGINAL 1840 , CABIN BOTTLE 109 East Main Phone 3-361« name favtc^theSngtii&<&npuw& 86 PROOF, E. G. 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By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent When a fellow like Emmett Mullholland passes from the Little League scene, it is a loss—whether you are in Montreal, where he died at 31, or Atlanta. Mullholland was the kind of guy who has helped make Little Lengue what it is today. The Montreal school teacher and recreation director died as a result of an auto crash and with him .a little part of sports in the Canadian city passed, too. Most remember Mullholland for the Job he did with his Montreal All-Stars, which lost, out in the Little League World Series in WIN Hamsport. Pa., in 1952. They came back to just miss out on what was figured to be a 2800-1 shot—as they lost last year's Region I final to Schenecto'dy, 2-1. Little League followers remember the way Mullholland's French- speaking club, the smallest in all- round size to appear in Williamsport, ran the bases with a frenzy and all but stole the championship. The Montreal club did not have quite enough power to RO all the way, but made up for shortcomings with all-over class—the kind only a well-drilled outfit shows. There was a little more to it than Just coaching. Mullholland last year accepted a teaching job at a rural spot 300 miles north of Montreal—but was on hand for practice twice a week with his team. He casually drove 1200 miles a week to coach a Little League team. * * * TRADE TALK: The ways and moans of stopping the double steal always have baffled Little Lenguers, 50 let's take a look at the defense's Job against this maneuver. If a double steal shapes up— a runner on flrsL base breaks for second nnd a runner on third appears ready to go for the plate on the throw—the second sacker should run in to a spot half way between the mound and second base. If the catcher throws to get the man trying to steal from first, the second baseman should watch both the ball and the runner 'on third. If the runner on third breaks as the catcher throws, the second baseman should cut off the peg and whip it back to the plate. As a rule, he'll catch the runner at the plate. But if the runner on third stays put, the second baseman should let the throw KO through. The shortstop, of course, covers second. That's what to do if a left-hand batter is up. It's just the other way around, of course, with a right- hand hitter at the plate. SMALL TALK: Gov. Frank Lausche, host of members of Portsmouth, O., Little Leaguers, was honored with a league membership. He had some professional ball experience before entering politics. . . . The Little Lengue film library includes films sponning play from 1949 through '53. . . . While the season is just storting in the United States. Panama circuits are all but finished. They start in early January, have the hearty support of U.S. civilian and military personnel there ... A new and third tube of the Lincoln Tunnel obliterated the Weehawken, N. J., recreation area. After a three-year court battle, the Port of New York Authority was forced to replace the last playing site. It will do that with a LL park complete with stands, locker rooms and parking space . . . Bob Feller, who made such a. hit at an Erie. Pa., winter clinic, promises a return, appearance next fall. WELLER *" TIRE SALE HOT HIGHWAYS AND FOURTH-OF-JULY TRIPS CALL FOR GOOD TIRES! SO PLAY IT SAFE, FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR PASSENGERS. Evtry Giant Tirt Doubly Guaranteed (1) FOR LIFE againsts structural failure; (2) UP TO 24 MONTHS against accidental failure—cuti, bruises, breaks, blowouts. When you buy a GIANT, you pay absolutely nothing for undelivered service! Adjustments promptly made—no waiting if a tire is accidentally ruined! SARAN PLASTIC SEAT COVERS Reg. 15.95 v«!u«. Most cars installed free! 18 MO. 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