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June 28, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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MOW AY, *, MM Between You'll Mt Perini May Go; Gus Bell Learns; Barbs for Ben By MURRAY What's thk about Sal Maglie seekmg out a St .Louis chiropractor to relieve his back miseries? . . . Could be significant to the Giants' pennant hopes if tiie Barber's pitching edge is dulled. futcj corona mcwa PAOI | Game and Fish News Commrfi ion Will Visit Each County In Stott During July Bf TUB ARKANfAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION * LITTLE ROCK — Sportsmen throughout the state next month will be given an opportunity to join the Commission in their own communities to work out plans for a new and intensified quail program. With baseball occupying what-4 ever time his construction ventures don't, Lou Perini may step out of Milwaukee before long . . . because, one hears, of Mrs. Perini's insistence . . . When he was getting started, new U. S, Open champ Ed Furgol hit so many fairway spectators With errant drives, his insurance company cancelled his public liability policy. ... In addition to "Wingy," he's also called "Ol' Arm and a Half." Outspoken Ed's victory statement that he would be a playing champion was aimed at Ben Hogan and reflects the resentment the tournament pros felt towards choose-his-spots Ben. * * * Cincinnati outfielder Gue Bell is flirting with the batting leaders this season because, since he's learned to poke the ball to left, they're no longer packing: the right side of the infield against him . . . In. Toots Shor's after the Charles' battle, Eocky Marciano confided to us the roughest part of the night was his descent from the ring, when he was Knocked to his knees by the Brockton mob ... "A guy could get hurt," he lamented ... In the year and a half since he purchased his ne whome, Rocky has spent a total of 40 days there . . . * * * Koy McMiHan, Beds' shortstop, is one of the few biff-time athletes to come back successfully from a ruptured disc operation . . . which should augnr well for Nippy Jones, who's .rediscovered .the. batting: range with Sacramento and has major league clubs interested . . . Hank Thompson gets rid of the ball quicker than any, third baseman in the business . . . which accounts for the many double plays he starts for the Giants . . . Catcher Wes Westrum says, "I can't even throw a baH to right, let alone hit one there." . . . Yankee players aren't happy about the fact that home crowds are more hostile than those they've played before around the circuit ... A trend: Casey Stengel, watching the White Sox practice, remarked: "Why, they've got more ball players than I've got." ... Arnie Weinmeister, who skipped off to Canada, is preparing: a national magazine blast against the frugal operations of the New York footbaH Giants . . . * * • One major league manager importunes bis club to "win one for dear old . This could be my last stop, fellas." . . . Only to have one veteran pitcher retort, "I don't win for dear old . I win for my paycheck." There are more sluggers whose names begin with "Ma"—Mathews, Mays, Mantle—not to mention a fellow with a long distance punch by name of Marciano ... George Shaw, expected to do a lot of quarterbacking for Oregon State this fall, is also a prospective bonus outfielder of all-conference caliber . . . And on the all-Big Ten baseball team were Minnesota halfback and pitcher Paul Giel, Michigan State quarterback and catcher Tommy Yewcic, Indiana halfback and outfielder Bobby Robertson, all under big league contract . . . The Braves don't like to face Chet Nichols in batting practice because his ball is too active , . . You can guage the Braves' problems by noting that for the first third of the season shortstop Johnny Logan, batting No. Z, was the RBI leader ... Between you'n'me, it begins to look as if Casey Stengel, like Ben Hogan, don't know when to quit. . . Death of A Tourney AP Newsfeature* NEW YORK — Metropolitan New York and New Jersey golfers who shoot hoies-in-one no longer have an ace tournament in which they can try to outshoot each other. After 20 years the New York World- Telegram and Sun has discontinued Its golf promotion. "The event has become just too large to handle," says the newspaper. Since last August, when a record 1,481 participated, 532 new entries were registered. The odds for an ace in this tournament turned out to be 8,606 to 1. iince the event began in 1932, a total of 17,211 players have hit 86,065 iron shots on par 3 holes. Their efforts produced 10 aces. Oddest hole-in-one in the event was Ernie Grauer's shot in 1953. It hit a fence behind the green and rebounded Into the cup. WORLD RECORD—Thi. 737- pound striped marlin landed in 55 minutes by Ralph Nakamun. off Hawaii is a n«w worW record for a 130-pound ttne test It is 14 feet six mdttft to length. 60.4 inchv * -Mi. (MUU Cougars Get Easy Victory Over Leopards The Cougars of Coach Glenn Hill breezed to an easy 18-5 victory over the Leopards of Coach Emery Francis at Compress Park Saturday afternoon in a Pee Wee League game. The winners scored seven runs in the second and eight more in the third to amass their highest total of the year. Bill Roush was the Cougar hurler and gave up only seven hits, while his teammates were gathering a total of 11 safeties off the delivery of Terry Wicker. Roush also hit for the circuit to help his cause along. With a little better support afield, Terry might have had a much closer game, as his backing seemed to cave in when it hurt most, committing a total of seven errors. The Leopards took a two-run lead in the first inning, but after the Cougars finished batting in the second, the issue was no longer in doubt. The losers managed to get only one run each in the second, fourth and fifth. This afternoon, the Bulldogs and Leopards start the fourth week of play in the league with a game at Compress Park. Feast or Famine NEW YORK Off) — Alvin Dark, shortstop and captain of the New York Giants, went from a feast to famine in the hitting department. After getting five hits in five trips to the plate against the' Cubs on May 14, Dark, failed to nit safely his next 22f'times at bat. The Commission plane to set up sportsmen's meetings in every county of the state during the second and third weeks of July to outline their program. All organized groups — Wildlife Federation chapters, Quail Unlimited chapters, hunting and fishing club groups, and individual sportsmen — are invited to attend. The primary purpose of the meetings is to outline to the quail hunters, whistle count and census procedures, in which they can actively participate with Commission tech- aicians and their county game wardens. Another purpose of the meetings is to offer all sportsmen an opportunity to engage in a round-table j discussion of their local problems) regarding the Commission's overall management program. In this respect, the meetings in each county will provide an excellent opportunity for sportsmen to suggest, or recommend, changes in regulations, ordinarily received only at the Commission's semi-annual Public Hearings held in January and July at Little Rock. Chance for Everyone By opening this statewide series of meetings to these suggestions and recommendations in advance of the scheduled July 19th public hearing, the Commission feels that it will give virtually everyone an opportunity to be heard or represented. This is especially important since in the past many persons have been unable to attend the scheduled public hearings at the Commission's offices at Little Bock. The plan to hold these meetings on a local basis throughout the state, is a new precedent for the Commission and one which it feels will further improve its relations with all sportsmen in providing them an opportunity to take a more active part in Commission affairs. The success of the meetings will depend largely on the response of local sportsmen and the organized sportsmen's groups in each county. Remember — it's your Commission. The more you work with it, the more it can work and accomplish for yo*. Tfte second annual Greater Little Rock Fishing Rodeo held at the Commission's lake on the State Capitol grounds, got off to a fine start Saturday with a record crowd of "midget" fishermen who landed some fine, man-sized bass and bream. Due to the 4th of July weekend, the Rodeo will be continued July 10 for Intermediate age groups, July 17 for Colored groups, and July 24 for an all-age group in fly and bait casting competition. Sportsmanship can be relative. It may mean avoiding a pool fished by a single angler in mid-season, or it could mean not stumbling over a fellow fisherman. Crappie fishing is a gregarious sport where the company of other anglers around a "hot spot" is welcomed. But not so in bass fishing. Stay away from the man who carefully casts plugs along a shore line. There is always a smug glow of satisfaction in landing a fish — any fish. That smugness is increased in proportion to the lack of success of other anglers on a river or lake. If you are tfie only fisherman with just the right fly, and a little better technique, brother, you really glow. And if it's Black Bass you are after, you really have something to glow about. Veteran Sprinter Beats Army Lads SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - Alex Litman claims to be the oldest active sprinter. At 34 he's still good enough to beat the fellows who run in the Army. Litman, a medical technician at Brooke Army Medical Center here, runs 100 yards in 9.6 and the 220 in 21.5. He did those times in winning the dashes at the Fourth Army track and field meet at Fort Sill. Okla. The Texan (he's from San Angelo) has been running in Army meets since 1940. The best time he ever posted in the 100 was 9.5 in Hawaii in 1945. His best in the 220 was at Fort Dix, N. J., in 1946 when he posted 20.7. Litman points out that other active sprinters, Herb McKinley and Mai Whitfield," are 33 and 32 years old respectively. Kiwanis-Legion In Big Contest Their Gam* Tuesday Will Decid* Winner Of First Round THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE Tuesday—American Legion »t Kiwanis Club: DOUJT Dorris (3-0) vs. Jimmy Bruce (3-1). Wednesday—Jaycee at Rotary; Jimmy Marshall (2-2) vs, Tommv Smith (2-1). Thursday—Shrine Club vs. Lioni Club; Ray Odle (1-0) vs. Billy Nelson (0-0). By J. P. FRIEND The crucial game featuring American Legion and Kiwanis Club Tuesday afternoon will have double significance. It not only will decide the winner of the first round and consequently the host to the All-Stars in the annual All-Star game, Monday afternoon. July 5, but brings together the two leading challengers for the batting crown and pitching title. Jimmy Bruce, Kiwanis ace, will enter the fray wearing the swat leadership, but Doug Dorris, Legion mound star and the only unbeaten hurler, will have his eyes on it while trying to outhurl him in the expected thrilling duel. Bruce clouted a single and triple in three tries against the Rotary Club last week, the latter proving the margin of victory in the 1-0 scrap with Tim Smith, to protect his .667 mark. Dorris had two chances to improve his plate record and succeeded. He came up officially four times and responded with three safeties that boosted his batting average to .571 for the runnerup spot. These two slugging pitchers are tied in hits, S, and total bases, 14. Both have driven in five mates apiece, although Dorris has a two- run scoring advantage. Little Bobby Jacques, v/ho went | to the Lions Club in a deal that involved Jimmy Marshall, became Fishermen at Faulkner County's Lake Conway appear to be out to break all bream fishing records. Commission Supervisor Joe Felton reports that one day this past week, 69 limits of bream were caught atj Gold Creek Landing on the lake. In moving water, such as the gentle current of a big river pool, you can use a bubble on your spinning outfit to drift your lure to where the big ones lie. The bubble acts as a "float", and keeps the rig temporarily off the bottom. BARGAINS -For You- Piper Swtept SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 8i»e Price 4 Inch f -M « inch *5 8 inch -'S 11 inch .85 12 inch 1.H 14 inch 1.25 18 inch 1.50 See the new Four (4) Row Cultivator. For all Ford and Ferguson Tractors. Quick attach. Independent Beams. 12 Sweeps np front. New Hi-Speed Port Hole Digger Only $147.50 SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Sweet Phone POplar 3-1*51 CHARLEY'S ELECTRIC CO. 112 South Fifth Street — Blytheville, Arkansas Electrical Wiring Commercial Refrigeration York Air Conditioning Sales & Service Appliance Repairs N.F. Marshall-Frank Westall-J.T.Stalcup Tel. PO 2-2993, Nite Tel. PO 3-6109 or 3-4029 We Close on Saturday Afternoons Plusl One-Fall Matches BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WREST M*n4«y, June 28 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH CHIEF LONE EAGLE and FIELDS CHARLEY THB KEENE and ATOMIC BLOND Atomic Blond vs. Lone Eagle th« third r*nkinf hittor bf Matching out a pair of one baggers and a homer againit the Shrine Olub. He wound up the fourth week with a lusty .538. Marshall Loses Ground Held hitless by Don-is. Marshall lost 71 decimals and slipped into a fourth-place tie with Jesse (Popoff) Taylor. Shrine Club second baseman who was playing nursemaid to a high fever and missed out on last week's victory over the Jaycees. Both have .500 slates with identical 8-4 records. Johnny PUmkett, Legion right fielder and leadon*. one of the few lefthanded hitters in the loop, batted .400 in two games last week but experienced the novelty of losing ground just the same. His average dropped from .500 to .467. Three swingers are deadlocked for seventh: Mike Boyd. who missed the Legion games because he was out of towiv. Sonny Elledge. and Charles Cobb, Jaycees, are sporting .429 figures. Little Don (The Cat) Stallings, Kiwanis, went 3-2, and climbed to .417, the same sported by Jimmy Killett, Lions Club. Ronnie Huey, thanks to three hits in six tries, including his third triple of the young season, climbed onto the .400 bandwagon. He was joined by Billy Lambert, Shrine Club peewee, who tied the league record by getting two hits in one inning against the Jaycees. It represents his total output in five official tries. Jerry (Cueball) Hill, Lions Club, follows with .385, the same as Jimmy Puph. who smote a triple and homer to help out in the first Shrine Club win of the season. Trio Tied A trio of batters are clicking away at .357. including Tom Smith. Curt Branscum, and Jimmy Len- denuie, of Rotary Club. Following within the select .300 circle are: Larry Whittle, Shrine Club; Freddie White, Jaycees; Jerry (Muggsy) Polsgrove, J. L. Austin and Tommy Scay, Kiwanis Club; Jewell Duncan. Jaycees, all with .333; Russell * Rusty) Moore, Legion. .313; Bob Lovelace, Shrine Club. .308; and smallish Bill Gourley, Jaycees. .300. Boyd and Douglas remain tied in homers with two apiece. So are Danny Smothers, Rotary Club, and Boxing Nottf— Mims-Dykes Go Tops Ring Action for Week NEW YORK (/P)-~Cisco Andrade, a rising star In the lightweight division, takes on unbeaten string of 24 fights into tonight's 10-round match with Johnny Digilio of N. J., at New York's St. Nicholas Arena Only a draw with Freddie (Babe) Herman last Oct. 7 mars the perfect record of Andrade. known as the Compton (Calif.) Comet. Di- gillo, another youngster with only 27 pro fights, whipped Herman in a prelim at Madison Square Lewis Ma this, Lions Club, with two doubles. Moore has batted in the most runs, 8. Dorris, with three wins and no defeats, tops the pitchers. Bruce has 3-1, and Smith 2-1. Marshall has broken even in four decisions. Dorris has taken a big lead in strikeouts with 53 in 29 innings. Smith has kayoed 43 batters in 23 2/3 innings, followed by Bruce with 37, Marshall, 35. and Barry Ball, Jaycees, 20, Marshall's six bases on balls in 22 frames is the lowest average. Rotary tops the clubs in batting with .291, followed by Shrine Club. .275, Legion .272, Kiwanis .263. Jaycees .239 and Lions Club .235. The Rotes have an edge over Legion in total bases, 53-52. WOftlD'5 UHOMT Call 3-8233 Garden March 10. The match will b« carried em television (Du Mont) Walter Cartier, 10-year-old K«w York middleweight who dtf**Ud Bobby Dykes in his last «tart, bo»M Tuzo Portuguez, the rough man from Costa Rica, in the 10-round feature at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway. The fight wil be carried by ABO- TV. . Portuguer often forget* aom« of the finer point of the boxing rulta hi his bobbing, weaving ttyte. Holly Mims imprewed many fight fans he would rate a strong chanoa with middelweight champion Bobo Olson the night he stopped Oaorgt Johnson at Baltimore. As a result of that fine showing-. Mims is matched with Bobby Dykei of Miami on the Wednesday ahow (OBS-TV) from Washington. Mima is a 2-1 favorite. 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