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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1954 BLYTHEVILLg (ARK.) COURIER NXW1 PAQ1 NWB Dempsey Has 59th Birthday Recalls Early Days In Cold New York By MURRAY ROSA NEW YORK (AP) — This was Jack Dempsey's 59th birthday and the boxing. writers and old friends of the Manassa Mauler gathered at Jack's restaurant on Broadway to say Happy Birthday to the "Champ." Still blackballed and trim at 225* _ pounds, some 40 over his best fighting weight, the Mauler moved restlessly about, signing autographs and posing for pictures. It Was Different But it was different some 37 years ago when Jack visited the Big Town looking for work. It was a cold town to Jack then. "If it wasn't for the free lunches in some of the bars then I might of starved," said Jack as he puffed on a fat cigar. "They had piles of hard boiled eggs, too, and if you had a chance you could put four or five" in your pocket and on those you could eat for a week." More Popular The old Mauler stroked his black- jowled chin, and bit into a thick steak* Year by year the Mauler's popularity grows. "I toured the world," said Nat Fleischer, the Ring Magazine editor who was sports editor of five different. New York papers at one time or other when Jack was on the rise. "Everywhere I went, they asked about Jack Dempsey." What was- his toughest fight? "Too Good" "Getting some money from Jack (Doc) Kearns," said Jack with a laugh- Kearns was Dempsey's free spending manager. "He used to give cab drivers $1,000 tips." How could he have made out against Joe Louis?" "He was too good, too good," replied Jack. Marciano? "Too good, too good," said Dempsey again. This from the man? who was the Half named "The Fighter of Century" in poll of sports writers and sports- Indians, Yanks In Crucial Run Loop's Top Pitchtrt Will Face Each Other in Series CLEVELAND (£>) — To Casey Stengel, it's "that big seriei in Cleveland." Al Lopez calls it "a crucial weekend, but certainly not one of those do-or-die times." No matter how they described it in separate interviews with newsman, there was little doubt that Managers Stengel of the Yankees and Lopez of the Indians view with respect the three-game series their teams open here tonight. They're Toufh "Sure, the Indians are tough," conceded Stengel whose men have a 4-4 record against Cleveland this year. "But we're playing well enough." Here, Stengel referred to New York's current won-lost percentage of .627, right now behind Cleveland's .692, but good enough to win the pennant for the last five years- Manager Lopez, however, had a ready answer for that sort of speculation: '1 don't care what percentage New York had the last five years. It doesn't matter, so long as ours is bigger." Separated by four gajnes, the first place Indians and the third place Yankees plan to send their best pitchers to the mound in the series. For New York, it will be Whitey Ford. For Cleveland, Mike Garcia, Early Wynn and Bob Lemon are scheduled. Garcia and Reynolds, facing each other in tonight's opener, each has a seven game winning streak going. Cords Pitching Swap Works BROOKLYN (&) — Credit the St. Louis Cardinals with some shrewd farm manipulations. The pitching-thin Redbirds earlier this week recalled Brooks Lawrence and Ralph Beard from Columbus, sending Sfcu Miller and Bill Greason in return. Yesterday, Lawrence, in his first first and two unearned insurance j major league start, hurled St. Louis runs in the fifth was enough to' - - - -. do the job. The Courier crew manufactured three runs in the opening canto to take a short-lived lead on singles by lead-off man Floyd Ollison, Led- Bombers Get Victory Over Courier, 10-7 the General Co. used one The Bombers of American Insurance big inning to squeeze out a 10-7 -victory over the Courier News at Maloney Park yesterday afternoon in •'Y" men's softball play and thereby hoisted themselves into a tie for the league leadership with a record of 5 and 1. Yesterday's game was a rained out contest postponed from last week. The Bombers sent 11 men to bat in the second and laid down a barrage of base hits that pushed across seven big runs. It started with Ed Bunch's vicious line drive to short, which Malone had in his glove but could not hold. Jim Lutes doubled and Gaines walked. Reed and Johnson singled down the third base line, loading the sacks. Meharg's bounder forced Reed at third, but Ledbetter bunted safely and Gann and Fisher doubled in succession, before Mathenia and Bunch each skied to left. This added to a lone tallv in the Jaycees by 13-4 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Rotary Club at American Legion (Tie playoff); Tom Smith (1-1) versus Doug: Dorris (3-0) By J. P. FRIEND The Little League no longer boasts an unbeaten team. Pounding out nine hits, including a pair of home runs and a triple, the Shrine Club joined the winning circle yesterday with a convincing 134 shellacking of the Jaycees. £? A n^tPH Press better > Lewis and Birmingham. The Associated Press, casters "He would both dead," have knocked them volunteered, a grey- haired bystander who came over to shak Jack's hand. m- the Indians Top Redtops In Prep League Making capital of two big nings, e Indians trounced Redtops 7-6 in a regular game Of the "Y" high school softball league at Little Park yesterday afternoon. The winners posted four runs on the board in the first and three more in the second, then hung on as the Redtops pecked away with one each in the first, third, fourth and fifth, while adding two in the sixth. Freddie Rounsavall did the hurling for the Indians and was in trouble most of the way because of wildness and a degree of inefficiency from his mates. Actually he allowed only three safeties but walked five and struck out fix f e. Earl Hyde started on the mound for the Redtops -but gave way to Bob Childress in the third. Again, hurler wildness was responsible for most of his trouble as only three hits were registered by the Indians. This afternoon at Little Park, the Rounders meet the Squirrels at 6:00 o'clock. They came up with one in the fourth on Birmingham's second of three hits, a double to left, and Dick Shanks' scoring run. In the fifth, they threatened to take the lead, as Woodrow Hardy's drive to short center was muffed. He was advanced by McDaniel's safety and both scored on Ollison's double, the latter tallying on an infield out. Meharg was on the mound for "the winners, giving up nine safeties and walking one, while striking out one. McDaniel, on the hill for the Courier, surrendered 11 base blows, six of which came in the second. He walked three and fanned one. Team standings: Won Southwestern Bell .. 5 G. M. Bombers 5 Courier News 3 Montgomery Ward . 2 G. M. A. C 1 to a 5.^ Iour hit triumph over the Pitsburgh Pirates. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS San Jose, Calif —.-Rudy Greer, 145, Oakland, Calif, stopped Chuck Adkins, 139, Gary, Ind., 8. Brooklyn (Fort Hamilton)—Danny Giovanelli, 149, Brooklyn, and Mike Colucci, 148, New York, drew, 8. Ark-Mo Power Lost 1 1 2 4 4 5 Pet. .833 .833 Hard Hitter Hit Hard WAKE FOREST, N. C. UP) — An injury jinx has plagued Frank McRae, hard-hitting Wake Forest College outfielder. A sophomore from Salisbury, N. C., McRae sustained a shoulder injury In the third game last year and was out the remainder of the season. He suffered a fractured leg early this season and was sidelined for •6001 the remainder of the campaign. At .3331 the time he was leading the At- .200 lantic Coast Conference hitters .166 i with a .467 average. Led by Jimmy Pugh, who celebrated his elevation in the batting order, and Larry Whittle, hard working litttle infielder,' the Shrin- ers found their batting eyes almost all at the same time for the easy rout. After Larry Whittle's opening home run, they combined five safeties with six miscues for a half dozen runs in the third, picked up two more in the fourth, then exploded with four more in the fifth in wild exultation after three successive lickings. Making his mound debut as a starter, Ray Odle easily throttled the Jaycees on seven hits which he scattered quite effectively. He fanned 11 and walked six which must have brought a great deal of satisfaction to Coach Maurice Sanders and his aides, S. D. Bray and Sonny Stiles. Ball In Trouble Barry Ball was in trouble every inning except the second, although all the runs were far from earned. Whittle gave him a warning of what was to happen by blasting the second pitch past the center fielder for a home run. Unable to do much against big Odel while swinging away, the Jaycees started bunting, in .the top of the third and soon had a rally brewing. With one down Bill Gour- jley, a sharp pint-sized lad, dropped a "beauty between third and home 'and easily made first. Boby Jacques dumped a carbon copy. Obviously disturbed, Odle walked Sonny Elledge and Ball forcing in Gourley. Joe Wicker laid another one down to dent Jacques. Dean Storey was unable to get the bat on the ball and was fanned. Odle gobbled up Larry Courtney's bunt and tossed him out. That fired the Shriners to action in their turn. Little Billy Lambert, who tied a league record by getting two hits in one inning, got the first as a starter and went to second when Storey's relay got by everyone. Elledge threw low to first after fielding Whittle's bleeder, putting runners on second and third. Jacques fumbled Phyllis Garner's roller as Lambert scampered in. Whittle also made it when little Bobby's toss to first was wide. Pugh singled to center. Elledge made a good play on Bob Lovelace's sharp shot with Garner scoring. Keep Pot Boiling: Jacques kept the skein alive with another two-base error of Odle's hopper to account for Pugh. Phil McDermott singled to center. Larry Skelton was safe on a fielder's choice and so was the Shrine pitcher at home when Jewell Duncan dropped the throw. Carlton Stiles' tap to the mound enabled McDermott to come in. Up again in the frame Lambert smacked another to the same pasture as the first. The inning drew to a close when Whittle's smite hit Lambert traveling to second. 'The Jaycees resumed their bunting tactics that netted one run and should have made another. Duncan got it under way. Gourley missed out on his first two attempts before rolling to the pitcher for the second out. Jacques beat a slow one down third which Skelton threw away as Duncan scored and Bobby took second. Skelton flubbed again on Elledge's grounder. Jacques crossed U.S.-Australia Clash on Courts By TOM OCHILTKEE WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The first important American-Australian singles clash of the Wimbledon tennis tournament comes up today and for those seated close enough it should sound almost like a debate. Gil Shea of Lo§ Angeles, with a sunburned face and close cropped blond hair, goes against Rex Hartwig, ranked fourth from Down Under. Ranked 19th Shea i* listed 19th in the U. S. Lawn Tennis Assn. rankings and enters this match as the underdog. When he nets a key point or quickly. Sensing victory the Shrine kept pecking away at Ball and manufactured a pair more in the fourth. Pugh tripled to left center. Lovelace walked. Odle skied to center and Pugh scored after the catch. McDermott was safe on Joe Wicker's fumble of Elledge's tiirow, Lovelace counting. Pugh Connects Pugh accounted for three of the four tallies in the fifth. Skelton beat out a hit to short and took an extra sack on Jacques' poor throw. Stiles was called out on strikes. Jacques bobbled Lambert's grass cutter and heaved wildly, Skelton scoring. Garner popped to Gourley, who moved over to short. Pugh then came through with his tremendous sock down the right field line for a homer, racing in behind Lambert and Whittle. The Jaycees made a final gesture in the sixth but Jacques' towering- home run over Stiles in left field was all they could muster as Odle kept fogging them in good style. JAYCEES AB R H PO A Gourley, 2b-ss ... 4 1 1 2 Jacques, ss-2b ... 4 2 3 1 Elledge, 3b 2 0 1 0 3 Ball, p 2 0 0 1 3 Wicker, Ib 4 0 1 6 Storey, Cf 3 0 0 1 Dave Pope, rookie outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, won the American Assn. bjatting title in 1952 with a .352 mark. BALLOT Little League Ail-Stars For annual game, July 5, 4 p.m. First Ease Catcher Second Base Catcher Third Base Pitcher Left Field ™ C f Shortstop Pltcher Centerfield Pitcher Right Field Manager Utility Infield Manager Utility Outfielder Manager Mail Ballot to Little League All-Stars, Courier News Blytheville, or bring it to Courier News Office. SUNDAY JUNE 27 at WALKER PARK OVAL • THRILLS •SPILLS •FUN Time Trials 2 p.m.- Races 2:30 p.m. Admission 75cand25c SOUR MASM OffSlR BOURBON WHISKED Chitman, cf ...... 0 0 Courtney, If ..... 2 0 Robinson, If ...... 0 0 Graham, rf ...... 2 0 Boone, rf ........ 0 0 Duncan, c ....... 3 1 26 4 SHRINE CLUB 3 1 1 I 1 0 2 13 Whittle, 2b-3b .. Carncr, rf ........ 4 Pugh. Ib ........ 4 Lovelace, ss ..... 3 Odle, p ......... 2 McDermott, c ... 3 Skelton, 3b-2b ... 2 Stiles, If ......... 3 Lambert, cf ...... 3 28 send* drives flying beyond the base- idson. line, Shea occasionally will mutter a few words to himself. But he is monosyllabic compared with Hart- wiR. The Auusie keeps shouting to himself "careful now Don't do that. Watch for a lob. I'll have to stop over-hitting." Blf Guns Rent Unseeded PhilUpp* Waahtr of Belgium produced the first big §ur- prise when he eliminated Art Larsen, San Leandro, Calif., 10-12, 7-i, 6-2, 9-7 yesterday. John Eisinger of Washington, D. C., is the captain of Duke Univer- J , .. , sity's golf team. He has won Today's program gives the four lei(eT& in && sport previously. big guns of the tournament—Tony Trabert- 6f Cincinnati. Vic Seixas of Philadelphia, and Lew Bond and Ken Rosefell of Australia, the day off in the men's singles division. Trabert and Seixas take on Brti- ain's Roger Decke rand Tony Pick- arri in the doubles. Hoad and Rosewall go against the Swedish pair of Lennart Bergelln and Sven Dav- KHEUMAT1C ARTHRITIC TKTUU A mtoltl MaUri* OM** Ir *•»&« Mootf rtMun Will not n»UM»t«. lUhtw ttrto tivinc quick, lon««r kuttnf rilltt to 4M»» •Mtod p»ini. Ckt iwuiiM AJL Fata Mil ttt. KIBBY DE13G STORES Jaycees .............. 002 101 — Shrine Club .......... 106 24x — Summary. Runs batted in ques 2, Ball, Wicker, Pugh 3, Lovelace. Odle, McDermott, Lambert. Three base hit Home runs — Jacques, Pugh. Passed ball — Duncan. Sacrifice fly — Odle. Base on balls, off — Ball 1; Odle 6, Strikeouts — Ball 3. Odle 11. Hitr batsman — Skelton (Bali). Umpires — C. D. Hood, Roland (Skeeter, Bishop, G. T. Gracey. Time: 1:23. LITTLE LEAGUE STANDINGS W L PCX American Legion 3 Kiwanis Club 3 Lions Club 2 Rotary Club 1 Jaycees 1 Shrine Club 1 OWNERS IMPORTANT NOTICE INSURES YOUR Blytheville 1.000 .750 .500 .333 .250 .250 BEFORE YOU GO... 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