The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 21, 1954
Page 7
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HOTOAT, IWI H* (AM.) OOVMBB raws Newhouser Owes His •r HARRY GRAYSON NEA Spork Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Stressing the depth of the staff, five Cleveland pitchers held Hie Yankees hitless for nine innings after the World Champions scored seven runs in the first round of the memorable game at the Stadium the other night. They were Don Mossi, Ray Nar- kski, Bob Hooper, Make Garcia and Hal Newhouser. All this plus Early Wynn, Bob Lemon, Bob Feller and Dave Hoskins. Newhouser crowned an extraordinary comeback slamming the door in the erstwhile Bombers' faces for the final three innings, not yielding a hit, to be the winner. It was one of Prince Hal's many baseball thrills, and the fact that it gave him a lifetime margin over hi* old enemies, 32-31, was a source of added satisfaction. A Ray Boone home run with two on ruined Newhouser's first and only start as an Indian, but his pitching has been admirable in six relief assignments. Al Lopez now knows where to look when he wants the fire extinguished late in the with the Indians was a nice gesture. * * • SO THE DAY AFTER he was let go by the Tigers, Newhouser received a letter from his old teammate, General Manager Greenberg.. Henry expressed his regret, reminded Newhouser that he was only 32. He pointed out the fact that other For four years, deeply imbedded excruciating pain throughout the width of his left shoulder forced Newhouser, who had been one of the game's greats, to the sideline Twenty-six specialists could not tell him what was wrong with his delicate pitching equipment. :' * * * LAST YEAR THE AGONY started •ooner than before, and in July ttie Detroit brass decided it couldn t carry one of the highest salaried Chiefs Reverse Manila Loss Solid Hitting, Dyer's Pitching H«lp Blytheville's Chiefs oame back yesterday to gain revenge for last week's loss as they dropped Manila 7-2 at Fritz West Park. The Chiefs claimed the contest on the basis of a 13-hit attack which backed up a fine, five-hit pitching couldn't pitch. So Newhouser, who was signed as * high school boy, of 17, was out of baseball for the first time in 16 years. He broke into organized ball at 18, became a Tiger in his freshman year. Baseball — Detroit baseball—was all be knew. He pleaded for a place — any place ,—within the organization, but major league \^^J*. baseball is stran- Newhouser gely cold with its brightest stars. So Newhouser played golf and "butted my head against the wall." Hank Greenberg must be given credit for a quick assist and a smart move in the rehabilitation of New- fcouser. Old Hankus Pankus didn't Bee Newhouser break in with the • Tigers and play behind him for four years for nothing. He was well iware of Newhouser's determination his eagerness to play. And what •could he lose? If Newhouser's arm' came around, he could pitch. If it didn't an invitation to try out Dyer pitched eight innings, giving up two unearned runs, walked nobody and hit one batsman. J. T. Conner came In the ninth and retired the "ide in order. Baker, Manila's hurler, struck out five and walked four. Ted Fisher's two doubles and a single led the Chiefs' attack. Bill Rounsavall, P. D. Foster and Terry Moore O'neal each had two hits. Wednesday night, the Chiefs travel to Hayti and Sunday go to Dyersburg- for what promises to be their toughest opposition to date. pitchers had beaten shoulder and arm trouble. And when he felt that ic could throw hard again, the leveland trial was there for the making. Newhouser went hunting in Wyoming and northern Michigan. Encouraged by his wife, Beryl, he drove to Bradenton, Fla., as early as Feb. 14, started throwing in early workout* with several major eaguers. A month of this convinced him that he again could throw hard without pain, "so he flew to Detroit and telephoned Greenberg in Tucson. "The chance with Clevland appealed to me, for the club was without a single left-hand pitcher," he explains. "I'm not nearly as quick a* I was, but I'm just fast enough to get the ball past hitters." Newhouser isn't kidding himself. He expects the aching to return, for in the past it has come on gradually, given him ample awrning. Meanwhile, however, Hal Newhouser intends to contribute as fih AK he can to the Cleveland cause and enjoy to the fullest such moments as he had at Yankee Stadium the other night. MANILA AB B j Jerry Edwards .. SS 5 0 Ashbramer CF 5 1 Bellinger 2B 5 0 John Edwards .. RF 4 0 Taylor LF 4 1 Daxidsno 3B 3 0 Lamb C 3 0 Pierce IB 4 0 Barker P 4 0 BLYTHEVILLE AB Kfflett 3B 5 Fisher RF 4 Bennett CF 4 4 0 5 4 3 I J 1 IB Childress IB Garner SS Foster 2B O'Neal LF White C Dyer P Conner P 7 13 Manila Oil Blytheville 101 000 030 000 034 PAGl SEVEN Game and Fish News Annual Public Hearings Set For July 19; Taylor Retires By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — Commission Chairman, Armil Taylor of Clarksville, will preside over the Commission's regular monthly meeting Monday, bringing to a close his seven year term in service of the state's sportsmen. SAILORS' DELIGHT Gentlemen sailors from across the country will race, Oct. 25-31, for the star class perpetual Sir Thomas Lipton Memorial Trophy, just received by the Waikiki \achl Club of Honolulu. Holding the 177-year-old cup are sun-tannel Bobbie Lou Gouveia, left, and Royce Crosby. (NEA) Long Try Pays For Paul Collum After Five Years, He Takes State Title By RAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK, (/P}—It took five long years of playing second fiddle far Paul Collum to win the Arkansas Amateur golf championship, but the persistent master from El Dorado finally picked up the title. Collum, a short, chunky oil salesman, turned his relentless game on a close personal friend, Gene Kenney of Texarkana, yesterday to win his first state championship, 6 and 5. Ignoring the 95-degree heat the grind of seven rounds over the 6,425 yard Little Rock Country Club course, Collum methodically laid his drive down the middle and exhibited an unerring putter. When the pressure was strong, the champion made the shots that counted. Never was he in serious, trouble throughout the first 18 of the 3- hole finals, and four times he sank puts from 10 to 30 feet out to build up his big lead. At the end of the first 18, Collum held a 6 up advantage over Keeney, a 31-year-old attorney, who also was seeking his first state championship crown. Keeney fought back gamely at the Six-Man Match Tops Legion Card It'll be 'six-man tag wrestling at Memorial Auditorium tonight as beginning of the final 18 holes, but he soon faded before the merciless pressure of a golfer who could do almost nothing wrong. A big blister on Keeney's left foot added to his troubles, and one golf "pro" said he believed the injury may have been responsible for a bad hook that constantly put Keeney in the rough. It was Collum's superiority with the long irons and the putter that spelled the difference in the pair, who are close friends off the links. The New 1954 Air Conditioners ENGINEERED FOR BETTER um...w 'ROUNDI Start living m clean, filtered air right now. Be ready with mountain-cool comfort when hot weather starts. Come in and see the 9 gorgeous new RCA Air Conditioneri for 1954.. .units that heat as well as cool.. .pushbutton eontrol$...thennos tatsandpanel lights ... permanent filters... famous "Heart-of- Cold' 'compressor... everything you'd taped from woridfenoiM M£A. O OBUOATfOM! Byrum Implement & Hardware in IM • Ltniit MIOIW 1-4404 116-1111. Main Promoter Mike Meroney brings in some top heavyweights for the American Legion's wrestling card. Teaming for the all-star event will be Karl (Killer) Kowalski, the Atomic Blond and Charley Keene. They'll oppose Joe Welch, Lee Fields and Chris Dusek. This is one of the most star- studded cards Meroney has ever booked for Blytheville. Three of the participants, Kowlas- ski, the Atomic Blond and Dusek, having nation - wide following through their television bouts. In the preliminary bouts Kowlaskl will meet Welch, Dusek will take on Keene and the Atomic Blond will meet Fields. Mr. Taylor's service to the Commission uas been outstanding. During the year's of his service he has contributed much to the Commission's growth with his sound knowledge . of state government acquired through his active legislative experience over the past ewenty-five years in both houses of the General Assembly and in other governmental work. During his tenure the Commission launched its public development program providing a number of outstanding hunting and fishing areas including the 40,000 acre Bayou Me to project; the 6,700 acre Lake Conway fishing and recreational area; and such migratory waterfowl and multiple purpose areas as Black River project in Clay County. Cow Bayou in Lee County. Big Lake in Mississippi County, and the Nimrod development in Yell County. And he retires leaving the Commission far in advance of previous plans for the rapid development of such other projects as the Bodark area in Hempstead County and the Petit Jean area in Comvay County. The Commission appreciates the service which Mr. Taylor has rendered both its fellow members and the sportsmen of the state, and it is with sincere regret that we are no longer have the benefit of his active leadership. be fully discussed and receive prompt attention. Read Courier News Classified Ad*. Sportsmen are reminded in ad- ing held by the Commission on fishing regulations falls this year on July 19th. Although fishing regulations will be the primary subject under discussion, proposed changes and tug- gestions concerning next fall's hunting regulations will also be given attention. Now is the time to take stock of your Ideas on bag limits, season management practices and other regulations. This is your meeting and everyone is invited. The Commission wel comes recommendaitnos. suggestions and criticism, all of which will fact* needed for quail management It is believed that the »bovt men- tloned census surveys will improve relations between the three parties involved: the Commission, the sport* sman, and the landowner, and at the same time yield needed Information for carrying out and improving the quail program in Arkansas. As far as the second phase of tht program is concerned, sportsmen and farmers are urged to get their request in to the Commission for seed to be used in food and cover plots as early as possible. Althiugh the next plantings wfl not be made until 1955, an early Indication of what the needs wUl be gives the Commission a better chance to insure all applicants that their requests will be met. The Commission is offering every :portsman in the state the opportunity to participate in this year's quail program. The 1954-55 program consists of ,hree principal phases—census work, development seed distribution and federal aid work in planting and maintaining food plots on public ands. Sportsmen of the state are asked primarily for their cooperation in ,he first two phases of the program nvolving census work and development of food plots. It is important to conduct census work at this time of year before the conveye break up. Commission technicians are now busy making early summer counts of whistling birds over measured distances. By knowing the sex ratio of the birds and checking the amount of whistling in areas where the population Is known, the brood stock in large areas of the state can be quickly determined. In the fall a bird dog census Is made of several areas over the state on which work of this type has been done in the past. This allows a direct comparison of quail numbers from year to year and gives an indication of the prospect for the coming season. During the quail season wings collected and sent in by sportsmen are examined to determine the ages of the quail killed. The number of young as compared with the number of old birds shows the success of the past nesting season and points out the period during which the young were hatched. This information is assembled on a county basis as well as for the whole state. All of this information, together with data on weather, agriculture conditions, and other factors, gives a fairly accurate summary of the LANGHORNE, Pa., OP>— Jimmy Bryan, who finished second in the 500-mile Indianapolis Memorial Day classic, today holds the mile dirt track speed record after copping the 100-mile AAA national championship regular car race here ye* terday. The Phoenix, Ariz., driver chopped better than two minutes from the previous mark set by the late Bill Schlndler at Springfield, HI., in 1952. Bryan negotiated the Lang- home course in one hour, one minute, 30.6 seconds. 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