The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 22, 1954 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 22, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COTJKIER NEWS Can't Better Time This Year By STIG HAEGGHLOM TURKU, Finland (AP) — John Landy, the second man in history to crash the four-minute mile barrier, rested today after his record-shattering 3:58 performance and announced that he probably would do no better — at least for this year, present "I have kept my present top* shape for more than nine months,' •aid the 24-year-old Australian "Now I believe some sort of reac tlon -will »et in. I think I have don what I can do for this "year." To Meet Bannister But he left no doubt that he wa looking forward to his duel in th British Empire Games next mont with Roger Bannister of England whose 3:59.4 performance he jn the blazing sun of Turku Stadium yesterday. Bannister crashed the barrier less than two months ago. 'Tm almost too happy to be able to speak," said Landy, whose breathtaking career has includec nine mile races of under 4:03. "'If it hadn't been for Chris Chatawaji chasing me around the track I nev er would have made it. "I knew he was immediately be hind me and that he would not hes itate to pass me if I slowed up the very least." Chased Roger, Too Ironically, Chataway, an English man, was the runner who pushed Bannisher to his 3:59.5 efiort. In the process of breaking the mfle record, Landy also lowered the world 1,500-meter mark to 3:41.8. Both records must be recog nized by the International Amateur Athletic Federation, but there was no doubt that the recognition would be a mere formality. In London, Bannister commented: "Jt Is a wonderful achievement Landy has tried as hard as anyone to run the mile under four minutes and I am glad he has succeeded." No Exhaustion Landy changed his tactics slightly yesterday. Instead of setting the pace all the way as.he usually does, h«"hung back in second place untU just before the half-mile mark and finished in a blaze of speed. He showed no signs of exhaustion as spectators carried him from the stadium on their shoulders. Besides Landy and Bannister, the other big hope for the four-minute mile this year is Wes Santee of the TJnited States. Santee's best effort was 4:00.6, so he has only six-tenths of a second to shave off his best time. "I'm not surprised," he said at Quantico, Va., where he is training with the Marine Corps. "Fellows lik« Landy and Bannister may •rentually hit 3:55." Ma for League Scouts Seek Schoolboy Ace NILB6, Mich.—Six major league scouts are closely following the progress of a Michigan high school hurler. Bill Nesley, a lefthander from Niles High School has compiled the fabulous total of 10 no-hit games in four years. Half of his no-hitters have been in high school competition and the other five in junior league' games. He pitched three of the no-hitters this spring for Niles High- Nesley is undecided about his future. The Detroit Tigers are his favorite team but scouts from five other big league clubs have watched him pitch. Brawn Wins Out in Mat Feature Brawn proved the master ove: brains at Memorial Auditorium las night as Karl Kowalski, the Atomii Blond and Charley Keene emerged victorious from the six-man tag match main event of the American Legion's weekly wrestling show. Kowalski, Keene and the Blond beat out a wild decision over Joe Welch, Lee Fields and Chris Dusek in the main go. And they did i in two straight falls. But the going wasn't at all easj for the big boys. Welch and com pany put up quite a battle before going down for the count. In fac they forced the fight for 35 verj active minutes. Kowalski, a giant, bewhiskered 240-pounder, was the big difference No one could do much with his massive size and strength excep Welch who very nearly equalled in size. The Atomic Blond got his side off to a victorious start in the firts fall by pinning Dusek after 15 wild and rough minutes that were highlighted by frequent free for alls. The second match went 20 minutes. It was one of the wildest and most hilarious rounds ever staged here. It started in a wild melee with all six grapplers in the ring and it ended the same way. During the final free swinging setto, however, Keene hauled Fields off to one corner, body slammed him a couple of times and pinned him. Refree Bunk Harris counted Fields out, while Welch, Dusek, the Atomic Blond and Kowalski were slugging it out in another section of the ring. In the preliminary bouts Keene won over Dusek, Fields defeated ;he Atomic Blond and Welch won over Kowalski. Little Mo Gets Wins WIMBLEDON. Eng. (/P)—Maureen "onnolly opened her drive for a rhird straight Wimbledon tennis championship today by trouncing oan Scott of South Africa, 6-0, 6-3, in a second round match. The 19-year-old world champion rom San Diego, Calif., was joined n the third round by second-seed:d Doris Hart of Coral Gables, p la.. and Mrs. Margaret DuPont if Wilmington, Del. All three re- eived first round byes. Miss Hart, Wimbledon wniner hree years ago. routed Georgie .Voodgate of England, 6-1, 6-1. Mrs. DuPont, the 1&47 champion, had it just as easy while elimina- ing Viola White of England, 6-1 6-0. Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIOFAt LEAGUE W L Pet. C . 40 22 .645 . 39 23 New York . Brooklyn 39 23 .629 Milwaukee 31 28 .525 Philadelphia ,.. 29 29 .500 Cincinnati 30 31 .492 St. Louis 30 33 .476 Pittsburgh 21 42 .333 Today's Games Cincinnati at Brooklyn Milwaukee at New York (N) Chicago at Philadelphia (N) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (N) Monday's Results New York 8, St. Louis 5 (Only game scheduled- 9 9>/2 10 & 19 J / 2 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet Cleveland .. Chicago New York . Detroit Washington Philadelphia 44 40 40 27 27 24 18 22 24 32 34 36 38 41 .710 .645 .625 .458 .443 .400 .356 .349 GB 4 5 is y 2 OVER THE RIVER—Ted Dokmanovich tees off winning the Schenley and Water Driving Tournament with a drive 'of 257 yards, 1 foot, J inch across the Allegheny River at Schenley, Pa. Twenty-six of 43 amateurs spanned the 230-yard wide stream at least once in three attempts. Considerably fewer landed the ball between markers 40 yards apart (NEA) Jackson's Coach 19 21 y z Boston , 21 Baltimore 22 Today's Games Washington at Chicago (N) New York at Detroit Philadelphia at Cleveland (N) Boston at Baltimore (N) (No games scheduled Monday) SOUTHERN Atlanta 43 42 36 37 31 31 Birmingham Chattanooga Memphis .. Little Rock ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 26 .623 — .575 .522 .521 .456 .449 .433 .411 31 33 34 37 38 36 43 3 7 7 12 15 Nashville 28 Mobile 30 Yesterday's Result* Chattanooga 5, New Orleans 3 Little Rock 4, Atlanta 1 Birmingham 9, Memphis 0 Nashville 9, Mobile 8 Today's Games Atlanta at Little Rock Birmingham at Memphis New Orleans at Chattanooga Mobile at Nashville COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado 36 18 .667 — reenville 29 23 .558 6 Meridian 27 27 .500 9 ine Bluff 23 28 .451 Uy z VTonrae 24 30 .444 12 Hot Springs .... 19 22 .373 15y 2 ., Yesterday's Results Monroe 5, El Dorado 2 Pine Bluff 6, Hot Springs 0 Meridian 4, Greenville 0 Today's Games Monroe at El Dorado Greenville at Meridian Hot Springs at Pine Bluff By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — There are not likely to be any general expressions of regret from the rest of the American League at news that the Yankees are becoming seriously worried. A more popular reaction probably would be that it's about time. The five time world champions are not universally loved and admired. promise. Though the Superchief i needed help in winning each of his A spy close to the scene reports that there are unmistakable traces of gloom among the athletes as they head toward still another crucial series with the leading Cleveland Indians out West this coming weekend. He adds that, for the first time, Casey Stengel's high rollers are beginning to look overtired and a little elderly under the burning sun. It's Halfway It seems to have dawned suddenly upon the champs that the race is drawing toward the halfway mark and they are five games out of first place with no help in sight from any source, including tjieir farm system. They never before have been in anything resembling their present plight since Stengel began his record managerial run. It is not so much that the Yanks are failing to win their share. They have, as a matter of fact, won 14 of the 20 games they have played since June 2. But, during the same period, the torrid Indians have set m 15*5 pace, thus adding a full game to their advantage, and the Chicago WWte Sox have shown no sign* whatever of faltering. This 1* an unusual experience for the champions, and it appears to have been a disconcerting one. Lack Depth Our personal prophet of doom for the Yankees places much significance in the fact that they no longer *eem able to win doubleheaders. They have split nine in succession, and that, he says, Is an accepted symptom of lack of pitching depth. A close inspection of the record at Allle Reynolds, the veteran ace who must produce brilliantly if the Yanks are to pull out their sixth flat, tfow aot bold forth any great holds a fine 8-1 victory record at this point, he is having his troubles. He has finished only 3 of 10 games he has started, and he has WE REPAIR • .Hydraulic Jacks • Air Compressors • Battery Chargers • Starters • Generators • Grease Guns • Steam Cleaners All Work Guaranteed JOHN MILES MILLER COMPANY Engine Rebuilders Blythevillt, Ark. Ph. 2-2007 last five decisions. But for the comforting presence of Johnny Sain in his bullpen, Stengel plainly would be in poor shape. Set with one of the best early-season schedules in recent years, Coach Russell Mosley announced yesterday that he had lost one of the top home attractions of the 1954 season when Jackson returned an unsigned contract. The Tennesseeans for the past four years have provided Mosley's Chickasaws with top-drawer competition. Jackson Coach Tury Oman told Mosley he is Ijriing up a game with a Florida team for the Nov. 5 date. He indicated, however, the likelihood of Jackson trying to get back on the Blytheville schedule after next year. That leaves Mosley with eight ball games and two open dates— Nov. 5 and Oct. 1. Still on the slate are North Little Rock, Osceola, Frayser. Term., Clarksdale, Miss., Newport, Ark., Mobile, Ala., and East High of ML Hit Race Gets Tighter NEW YORK (/P.) — The National League batting race was as tight as its pennant chase today, with six players over the .350 mark headed by pace-setter Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Snider plugging outfielder of the Brooks, who trail the league- leading Giants by a single game, dropped seven points to .3*73 in games last week, but shows an eight point margin over runnerup Jackie Robinson, also of the Dodgers. In the American League, Cleveland's Bobby Avila pinch-hit safely in his lone batting appearance last week and raised his average to .384. The 28-year-old Mexican second baseman is resting a hand injury. Al Rosen, Avila's teammate, is second with a .345 mark- MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association St. Paul 11, Toledo 7 Louisville 3, Minneapolis 2 (12 innings) Indianapolis 7. Charleston 0 Columbus 7. Kansas City 3 Texas League Oklahoma City 9, Beaumont 4 Houston 3, Dallas 1 1 San Antonio 3, Fort Worth 2 (11 innings) Tulsa 4. Shreveport 2 Western League Denver 9, Des Moines 2 Sioux City 6-0, Colorado Springs 4-8 Pueblo 5. Omaha 2 Lincoln 11-1, Wichita 8-7 Memphis. Loss of Jackson came as a surprise due to the fact that the Chickasaws were so popular with Jackson fans. They were well received in beating Jackson last year and, by popular demand, were asked back to participate in the city's Exchange Bowl game, despite the fact that the invitation came on the heels of the Chicks' only loss (to Clarksdale). Mosley's crew put on a sparkling performance in the bowl game, defeating DuPont High of Nashville, and once again received the plaudits of Jackson fans. Tlit Story Bthind th« Titl«—I Severe Pain, Suffering Molded Early Life of '54 Open Champion By WILL GREVISLEY NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Furgol's surprising victory in the National Open G0£ Tournament last week-end is a monument to a flaming, unbreakable spirit which wouldn't accept defeat. Few, if any, of our great national champions have had to overcome the handicaps, hardships and vicissitudes which blocked this lean St. Louis professional's road to final success. As a boy of 12, he fell from parallel bars on a playground and smashed his left elbow, leaving a withered arm ten inches shorter than the right. One-Armed For years after that, he was virtually one-armed. He couldn't button his shirts or tie his shoes. Once he nearly died from poisoning, which he attributed to anesthetics given him to kill the intense pain of his injury. Son of an immigrant Polish machinist, he was one of five children two boys and two girls who had to help the family make ends meet. Quit School He had to quit school in his teens and work hard for survival. He beat his physical handicap by strengthening his hands and his shoulders. He became a good golfer, but troubles never a great increased. one. He Doubleheoder Tonight for Fans At Osceola Park OSCEOLA—The Osceola baseball fans will be treated to their first doubleheader of the season tonight at Hale Field when the Osceola Pony Leaguers meet the Blytheville Rams in a twj-light affair starting at 6:00. The curtain raiser will be followed by a Little League game between the Osceola and Earle nines. Tonight's game will have the Pony Leaguers going for their first win of the year and the Little Leaguers will be out to kee^ their undefeated record intact and to protect their position at 4he top of the Northeast Arkansas League lich they now share with Parkin. If both Parkin and Osceola win tonight the league lead is going For seven years as a touring pro he played in every PGA tournament—more than 200 of them—and never won a first prize. He never quit hoping—even after joining the Westwood Club in Clayton, Mo., as a teaching pro—three years ago. "I nkew some day I'd win the Open," he said. Furgol said his childhood injury which left him with a crooked arm was one of the most harrowing imaginable. Bone Pops ."I was trying to jump from one parallel bar to another," he said. "I fell on the cinder base, landing: on my left elbow. "The bone popped out of my arm years ago. "I knew some day I'd like a boil. The pain was terrific." "There were three operations on it, none successful. I had to carry my arm in a cast for six weeks over my head. When the cast was removed, I couldn't lower my left arm. Then Fever "But if the injury was bad, it was nothing compared with what happened five years later. I became ill, apparently from all the anesthetics that had been given me. I was full of poison. My whole body swelled up. I was blown up like a balloon. I turned yellow. "My mother wanted to call the doctor. I wouldn't listen to it. I went to bed, feverish and suffering, and lay there, sweating it out. "I sweated and sweated. The sheets were so full of water they had to be wrung out. But one day —it seemed about a week later—I got well. I felt better. Everything broke well, and I knew I was on my way." Athletics Roll After Rhubarb Zernial-Joost Ruckus Must Have Helped Club CLEVELAND (AP) — And so Eddie Joost and Gus Zer- nial were reconciled and the Philadelphia Athletics lived happily ever after. The time element in that statement is somewhat exaggerated but the fact remains since Manager Joost reinstated Zernial in the A's lineup following their recent flareup, the to change Thursday night at Parkin for sure, since these two teams meet. Probable starters for the Pony Leaguers tonight will be Jerry Spencer, catcher; Dewey Gentry or Sharon Faulkner, pitfher; Kay Mann, first base; Bill Elias, second base; Lyman Shoemake, shortstop; Bird Taliaferro, third base; S. E. Stovall, left field; Keeny Clark, centerfield; and Bernie Weiss, right field. The Little Leaguers probable starters: Billy Spencer, catcher; Gene Dreher, pitcher; C. A. Strange, first base; Russ Chiles, second base; Ed Weldon, shortstop; Jack Morse, third base; Wayne Pierce, left field; Jerry Weldon, centerfield; and Ray Adcock, right field. A's have won seven of nine games Moreover, big Gus has been* playing better than ever. He's hit safely five times in 10 trips to the plate. And he was largely responsible for three of the Philadelphia wins. Joost hopes he does as well against the first-place Cleveland Indians tonight. Some second guessers are saying the Joost-Zernial tiff was one of the best things that could have happened to the sliding, hapless club. Their row was a publicly-conducted affair 1C days ago. Gus and his manager were seen in the throes of an arm-waving hassle in front of the A's dugout in the early stages of a game with the Detroit Tigers. Zernial was more than a little put out about being benched previously and the fact he was that night put into the sixth spot in the batting order instead of his customary cleanup position. The dispute ended with Gus being sent to the showers. The next day Joost—after a conference with Zernial in the office of General Manager Earle Mack, announced Gus had been fined $250. Mack said he guessed he'd have to go along with his manager. Two days later, a much cooled- off Zernial stated publicly he was ready to take orders. SMU Surprises In Golf Meet Mustangs Get Early Lead in NCAA Tournament Hodges Passes Ted Kluszewski CHICAGO (/P) — Gil Hodges of Brooklyn toppled Ted Kluszewski of Cincinnati from the lead for the National League's .first base position in the All-Star baseball poll today. ' The 30-year-old Hodges took over with a total of 58,327 votes to Kluszewski's 56,492. Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals continued to lead indiviS- ual votegetters with a total of 71,414. HOUSTON (#")—Southern Methodist did not figure in pre-tournament predictions but it held a two- stroke lead in the team title race today as the final round of qualifying play began in the National Collegiate Golf Championships. While most of the individual favorites were adding strokes to par, the Methodists and 19-year-old Fred ("Rick) Jones Pr. of Ohio State took ccmrnand of yesterday's opening round. Jones, Ohio State's No. 4 player this spring, took individual honors for the first 18 holes with a 4-under par 68. The Methodists posted a 4-under par 284 team total. Oklahoma A & M was second at 286. Tied for third place at 287 were North Texas State, Louisana State and Texas. Today's round was to determine the team championship. The 64 low scorers begin match play tomorrow to determine the 1954 individual champion. Fifty-four players had a three- over par 75 or better yesterday, including Ab Justice of Oklahoma A & M at 70. Nineteen others, including the 1953 individual titlist, Earl Moeller of Oklahoma A & M, were grouped at 76. In 1877 there were 15 players oa a football team — nine linemen, one quarterback, two halfbacks, one three-quarterback and two fullbacks. IV SET OWNERS IMPORTANT NOTICE If your set if a ytar or more old, we now have picture tube insurance to offer you. INSURES YOUR PICTURE TUBE FOR ONE YEAR Call or Wrift for Information Blytheville Sales Co. 109 East Main Phone 3-3616 Jarmart AS ADVERTISED IN Holiday and Esquire StyUd for leisure • built for comfort . . Here's inspired tlyling for leisure—a great new idea in lightweight shoe comfort. Smart as a whip, easy to doff and don (with the hidden elastic throat). It's a style headed for universal demand. 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