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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 29, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (AEK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY. JUNE », 1M4 Dodgers Invade Giant-land Tonight By ED CORRIGAN AP Sportt Writer The team that finished 35 games out of first place last season defends its slim one-game hold on the National League lead tonight against the scrambling defending champions. Arid if Leo Durocher's New York Giants can salvage one victory in the three-game set with the Brooklyn Dodgers, they still will be tisd for first place. ', • ' + ... : Meanwhile, in th« American League, the ttoree teams fighting for the lead — Cleveland, Chicago and New York — all take on clubs that they hope to use to fatten their averages.- The League-leading Indians play Baltimore; the White Sox, a game and a half back, entertain the Detroit Tigers in a double-header; and the Yankees, Cardinal Pitchers Spread Happiness three games in arrears, go to Boston. Bif Set This is an important set for both the Giants and Brooks, and, as a matter of fact, it is the first time since Durocher has been at the has started a home series with the Dodgers in first place. Ancient Sal (The Barber) Maglie probably will start for the Giants in the' first game. His opponent will be Don Newcombe. In the other . games, Durocher^ plans to start Jim Hearn and perhaps Ramon Monzant. a Venezuelan from Minneapolis. Carl Erskine and Russ Meyer will get the other two assignments for the Brooks. The Dodgers, the defending champions, have had their ups and down*, but Manger Walt Alston thinks the team finally has jelled. He won't come right out and say »o. but the feeling is that if the club can sweep the series, the road will be cleared for its third straight flag. "Some of fee boys weren't hitting," Alston said. "But now that Carl Furillo and Roy Campanella have come around we have a much better attack. The pitching is straightening out fine, especially since Newcombe's arm trouble has left him." Captain Al Dark acted as spokesman for the Giants. "We've been looking forward to this series for two weeks," he said. "When we got to the top we knew we'd have to beat off the Dodgers to stay on top. If we can win this series, and I'm sure we can, we'll win the pennant." No regular games were sched- tiled yesterday, but in exhibitions Binghamton of the Eastern League defeated the Yanks 5-2; St. Louis turned back their Rochester farm handi 3-2; Boston stopped the Giant* 8-6: the Indians walloped the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-2: the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Philadelphia A's 3-2 in seven innings: and Cincinnati dumped the Detroit Tigers. .6-2. Typo Sticks Spe//cr CHESTER. Pa. (£•)—Ayex Diamond.'a 5th grade pupil, will use a, speller not the newspaper the next time he gets stuck on a word. He had an argument with his mother over the spelling of Pennsylvania. He thought it was Pennslyvania because that's the way it was in the newspaper. The newspaper apologized on the front page, explaining the error was a typographical mistake. Read Courier News Classified Ads. NEW YORK (AP) — St. Louis Cardinal pitchers are causing Manager Eddie Stanky considerable grief these days, but they're making life pleasant for a lot of National League batters. Led by Gerry Staley, the majors' gopher ball leader with 17, the Redbird staff has given up 88 home runs—tops in both circuits and 19 more than the sixth-place Cards themselves have hit. Four to Thompson The 30-year-old Staley. who dished up 31 homers last season, and was runnerup to Chicago's Warren Hacker (35), has been staged for the distance in 12 of his 15 starts, yielding seven to New York, four by Hank Thompson, the Giants' third baseman. The remainder of the St. Louis staff has done little better. Vic Raschi. who yieided only 11 horns runs with the Yankees in 1953. has been a victim 13 times. Harvey Haddix has allowed nine and Joe apiece. Trice Tops A. L. Figures compiled today by the Associated Press show that rookie righthander Bob Trice of the Philadelphia A's and veteran righty Steve Gromek of Detroit have permitted the most gophers in the American League. Each has given up 14, Trice in 102 innings and Gromek in 115. Besides the Cardinals, the Cincinnati pitching staff has been most generous with Gopher balls withh 77-against. The Athletics lead the American League with 75. Giants Use $60,000 Boy in Exhibition NEW YORK OB—Paul Giel says tie isn't worried about home runs. He just wants to learn control. The former Minnesota All America football star, now a $60,000 bonus pitcher, made his debut with the New York Giants last night in a Bed Cross charity game against the Boston Red Sox. He was getting along just fine until the sixth when a walk and two singles loaded the bases and, ,vith two out; Grady Hatton cleaned hem off with a grand-slam homer deep into the right field seats. "The pitch wasn't quick enough." Giel said in the dressing room. "I came right down the gutter. I was trying to get it by him on the outside." The pleasant, easy-talking Giel, still sporting his collegiate crew cut. spoke earnestly of his problems of jumping from the Big Ten to the big leagues, but he showed Hamilton Is Barons' Gun Long Tom Hitting .488 for Season By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Long Tom Hamilton, Birmingham's siege gun. is firing right on target in the dramatic Baron effort to riddle a home park jinx and gain the host role for the Southern Association, all-star game. The 6-foot-4, 213-pound first baseman, whaling Southern pitching at a .488 clip since be broke into the Baron lineup in the second game of a June 18 doubleheader, walloped two home runs and a triple last night in Birmingham's 9-5 vicotry over Little Rock. Birmingham, a very poor home club until Hamilton joined the team from Kansas City, has won three of four games on the current home stand and nine of 12 since the big fellow got into the lineup. Should the Barons overtake league-leading Atlanta and be in first place July 6, they would get the All-Star game scheduled for July 15. Atlanta's lead was cut to one game when the Crackers bowed to Memphis 7-6 in 11 innings after scoring five runs in the ninth to send the game into overtime. Mobile topped Chattanooga 7-3, and New Orleans crushed the skidding Nashville Vols 10-6. Trailing 5-4 going into the bottom of the eighth, Birmingham derift a five-run salvo which chased Little Rock starter John Weiss. The Barons jolted his successor, Jim Bunning, for three of the runs before lefty Stub Overmire got the side out." Ralph Atkins, veteran Little Rock first sacker, hit his 108th homer as a Traveler to set a new Southerp Association record. The old mark of 107 was compiled by Joe Hutcheson, who played in the 1930's for Memphis and Atlanta. no signs of dejection. "I'm glad this one is over," he admitted, "Now I know what I have to learn—to be quick and still have control. "I felt quick, especially in the first four innings. I don't know that I've ever felt quicker. But I had to bear down too hard. I went out there with what I already knew. Now I have to work." Sports Roundup— Yankees Are Confident Again By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The morale of the Yankees is extremely high as they return from a successful swing through the West and prepare to work on the bedraggled Red Sox in Boston today. Those of their number who passed through here seemed to be under the impression that they had a sixth straight championship as good as salted away. This is a strange attitude to take, inasmuch as Casey Stengel's club still is three full games back of the pace-setting Cleveland Indians, but then the Yankees can never be judged by ordinary standards. They only think they're going to have to work a little longer and harder than usual this time to win their World Series checks. They're Convinced The two out of three they took .from the Indians over the weekend, topping off their 9-4 Western jaunt, apparently convinced the champs that they still have what it takes to capture one more before Allie Reynolds and Ed Lopat wear out. Stengel says he would be in first place now is his first baseman, Joe Collins, had not bee hurt early In the season. Also strangely, the champs came back much more impressed with the Chicago White Sox than with Cleveland. They are ready to concede that the Sox might be rough right to the end, but claim they HEY!! Remember Eddie's During The 4th Al r*fm*t Brntwt* «f Ufior Defloto ....... Hyde Ptrk .... 1.92 •ddftet Liqmr Store And Billiard Hall detected signs that the Indians are beginning to wheeze. One of them, who did not wish his name bruited about, put it this way: Sox Hustle "The Sox hustled a lot harder against us than the Indians did. That (Paul) Richards has really got those felows steamed up— when they play us. anyway. The Indians still look like the Indians to me. Al Rosen's a great hitter, but he can't play first base. He's hurting them. His reactions don't seem, as fast as when he was playing third." Privately, still, the individual Yanks claim that the only reason the Tribe is on top now has been its ability to fatten up consistently at the expense of the second-divi- sion clubs, such as 11-1 over Boston and 9-2 over Washington. Manager Al Lopez, they point out, has be^n able to do a lot of this with his second-line pitchers while resting his aces! • saving them to use against the Yanks and White Sox . Can't Beat Top Two By comparison, the Yanks stood only 5-4 over Boston going into today's game and were trailing Washington 4-5. There is nothing wrong about the method the Indians are using, the Yankees hasten to add. It's just that they like to point out that the leaders have not bee able thus far to break even with either the Yanks or the White Sox, trailing them, respectively, 5-6 and 3-5 in games. W« tfo not hay» money to born, (rat we do hive money to loan. if yov Mrt to Northeast Arkansat or Southeast Missouri and ft«td » Real CtUU Loan. Me w. Wt mak* Government insured FHA and Gl Loan*; abo all type* of Conventional, Commercial •ad IndiutrUI loans, and wt have th« best Farm Loan avail»M«. If tt to BMMy y«« w»at, MM M. David Investment Company FHA Approved Mortgage 41S W. Main St., Blylheville, Ark. Ph. POplar 3-3633 ' >> ' « , -, '' ; '-' - -''*'' A IN ENGLISH—Bob Toski gets a foot and his body into his putting. The smallest of the touring professionals is the year'a leading money winner. (NEA) Standin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAT1O> V A1 LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 46 23 .662 Brooklyn 44 24 .647 1 Philadelphia ... 35 30 .538 8>/z Milwaukee 33 33 .500 11 Cincinnati 33 35 .485 12 St. Louis 32 35 .478 12'/ 2 Chicago 23 42 .354 20 Pittsburgh 23 46 .333 22 & Today's Games Brooklyn at New York (N) Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (N) St. Louis at Cincinnati (N) Chicago at Milwaukee (N) No games scheduled Monday AMERICAN LEAGTJE W L Pet GB Cleveland 46 22 .676 Chicago 45 24 .652 V/ 2 New York 44 26 .629 3 Detroit 29 36 .446 15 > 2 Washington 29 38 .433 16V 2 Baltimore 27 42 .391 19 V 2 Philadelphia ... 26 41 .33S 19 y z Boston 24 41 .369 20 V 2 Today's Games New York at Boston (N) Washington at Philadelphia (N) Cleveland at Baltimore (N) Detroit at Chicago (2) No games scheduled Monday Major League Exhibitions Boston (A) 8, New York (N) 6 Philadelphia (N) 3, Philadelphia (A) 2 Cleveland (A) 10, Pittsburgh (N) 2 Cincinnati (N'l 6, Detroit (A) 2 St. Louis (N) 3, Rochester (ID 2 Binghamton (EL) 5, New York (A) 2 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Indianapolis 4-4, Louisville 1-9 Toledo 8, Kansas City 3 Other games postponed Texas Leasrue San Antonio 3, Shreveport 2 (10 innings) Houston 5. Beaumont 3 Tulsa 4. Oklahoma City 7 Fort Worth 6, Dallas 5 Western League Wichita 10, Pueblo 5 Sioux City 5, Lincoln 4 Des Moines 8. Omaha 5 Denver at Colorado Springs, postponed SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB Atlanta 46 30 .605 — Birmingham ... 47 33 .588 1 New Orleans ... 42 36 .538 5 Chattanooga ... 40 38 ,513 7 Lone Eagle, Welch Win Wild Bout Everybody tried to get into the act last night as Jack Welch and Chief Lone Eaple won a straight fall decision over the Atomic Blond and Charley Keene in the tag match feature of the Memorial Auditorium wrestling matches. Ringside fans swarmed all over Keene and the Blond in the first fall when the wild melee spread from the ring to the outside. Fans jumped Keene and his partner in the first fall after they had thrown both Welch, who substituted for Lee Fields, and Lone Eagle from the ring and followed them out. The Blond body slammed Chief Lone Eagle on the concrete floor outside the ring and Referee Virgil Hatfield stepped in and stopped the round, disqualifying Keene and the Blond. Then Welch and Lone Eagle came back to take an eight minute decision in the second round to sweep the match. They did it by butting their opponents' heads together and Lone Eagle then put the pin on Keene. The entire bout lasted 33 minutes. In the preliminaries Keene won over Welch and the Blond beat Lone Eagle. Last night's bout was attended by the new wrestling commissioner for Blytheville, Floyd Tate, who was appointed to that position Sunday. n y. Little Rock 35 42 .455 Memphis 35 42 .455 Mobile 35 45 .438 Nashvile 29 43 .403 Yesterday's Results Mobile 7. Chattanooga 3 Birmingham 9. Litte Rock 5 Memphis 7, Atlanta 6 (11 innings* New Orleans 10, Nashville 6 Games Today Memphis at Atlanta Little Rock at Birmingham Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at New Orleans COTTON STATES LEAGUE El Dorado . Greenville ., Meridian 31 W L Pet. 40 21 .656 33 26 .559 30 .508 GB 6 9 Pine Bluff 28 31 ".475 11 Monroe 27 34 .443 13 Hot Springs ....21 38 .356 18 Yesterday's Results Meridian 10, Monroe 5 El Dorado 25, Hot Springs 4 Greenville 8, Pine Bluff 2 .. Games Today Meridian at Monroe El Dorado at Hot Springs Greenville at Pine Bluff DELTA CLUB South Highway 61 1-2 Fried Chicken S5c 1-2 doz. Fried Jumbo Shrimp S5c Cat Fish 80c Bar-B-Que Plate ..,,. 85c Ground Round Hamburger Steak « 75c French Fries—Hot Rolls—Butter served with above order. Choice KC T-Bone Steak (16-oi. or more) .... $2.00 With combination saiad* french fries, hot rolte Hot Pit Bar-B-Que sandwich 25c Tht Greatest Giant—I Wi7//e Mays /s Most Exciting Player Ever for Polo Grounders } By JOE RE1CHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Mays is not the greatest player ever to wear a New York Giant uniform — at least, not yet. But he certainly is the most exciting. "This is th€ best looking kid I've seen in 25 years of baseball," exhorts Manager Leo Durocher. "I look at Willie and you know who he recind* me of? Pete Reiser. What could Reiser do that Willie can't. Run, that's all. There's nobody in the league got a better arm than this kid- There's nobody got more power. There's nobody can go and get 'em any better than he can. Only 93 Now "I've got no idea just how great this kid can be," the voluble Giant manager added. "He can be another Joe DiMaggio. He's got the disposition, the temperament, the ability. Trade him for Stan Musial? I wouldn't trade him for two Mus- ials. If I had to win one game tomorrow, I'd have to have Musial. But for the future? How old is Musial? 34. How old is Mays? 23. That's your answer." -There is no-doubt that Durocher is prejudiced. So are the Giant fans who once again are talking pennant mainly because of Mays' presence in the lineup. Says Durocher: He Wini Games "It seems every homer he hits or every great catch or throw he makes wins a game for us. I'll never forget the day he rejoined the club in Phoenix, Ariz., last March after spending two years in the Army. He had been on a plane all night flying in from Richmond, Va- We were in the middle of an intra-squad game ilrhen he arrived, got in uniform and said: 'I'm ready, Leo. When do I get in the game?' "I sent him in as a pinch hitter and he tied into the first pitch that musta traveled nine hundred feet for a home run. At the end of the inning he went out to centerfield and would you believe it? He made one of the greatest plays I ever saw, climbing up on the wall for a one-handed catch and following it up by throwing a strike to first to double up a runner. There's only one^ Willie/' John Cook of Michigan State won the half-mile in the 1954 Big Ten indoor championships. Then he triumphed in the mile event in the Western Conference outdoor meet. The Birmingham Barons of the Southern Assn. have an odd-size batiery when Mark Freeman, 6 feet 6. is the pitcher and Jack Urban at 5 feet 8 is the catcher. Status Uncertain Future for the new borrow pits as a fishing spot and water avenue of entry for duck hunting holes appeared none too bright as the Big Lake area was discussed at a Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting last night. R. A. Nelson past president of* — • the Arkansas Wildfire Federation, was principal speaker at the Jaycee meeting. Nelson, ardent sportsman who keeps in close touch with Big Lake goings-on, told the Jaycees that: Pits May Drain 1. Drainage District 17 probably will drain the new borrow pits unless flow from the Bell Fountain and State Line ditches can keep water running through. 2. Additional dam and water control work is scheduled by Game and Fish Commission between the pits and the Floodway Ditch. 3. Installation of two 48-inch pipes will pour water into the North- South Ditch, which in turn will feed thousands of acres of duck- hunting woodland. NeLs6n expanded on what drainage plans would mean to the area by pointing out that he understands the district's next project would call for intersecting Bell Fountain and State Line ditches with a ditch which would run through thenew borrow pits. j This, he said, may mean a con-j tinuation of fishing in the 11-mile stretch of water, or it may reduce it to a trickle which could dry up during's summer's heat. Water Falling He pointed' out that the new borrow pits are new dropping steadily following a deep ditch completed in the southern end of it. In all probability, he said, all 11 miles of it will be dry by August. Game and Fish Commission has been conducting fish rescue work there this summer. Fishermen, he pointed out, would like permission to use ground-level dams in the pits to hold a few feet BALLOT Little League All-Stars For annual game, July 5, 4 p.m. First Base Catcher Second Base Catcher Third Base Pitcher Left Field ™ C " 6r Shortstop Pltcher ••••* Centerfield Pitcher Right Field Manager Utility Infield Manager Utility Outfielder f ... Manager Mail Ballot to Little League All-Stars, Courier News Blytheville, or bring it to Courier News Office. RECORD WRECKER — Dianee Leather Birchfield established a-new women's record for the mile and then did th* same thing in the 880-yard run. Her time for the half mile in the Women's Amateur Athletic Association Championships in London was two minutes, nine seconds. (NEA) Tony Manero. who won the 1936 •National Open Goif crown at Baitus- rol, recently scored an eagle on the par five 18th hole during a practice round. of water for fishing, On the brighter side, he pointed to plans of' the Game and Fish Commission which should mean better duck hunting for everyone. Water control procedures, in* eluding small levees and dams with gates, will help stabilize the water levels in the higher portions of th» duck hunting areas, he said. J~ fc^-r % ^M"* /?.. »•#««* ••~~- £v*.v™r , 4feB-. **& fe<£r?- > ..^'L^_- ^>- «/^L»<-». Sure as there are 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence The ib-st man to put his John Hancock OB tiw Declaration of Ind*pen<Jenee was John Hancock! 55 others followed. We don't know who took the first drink of 7 Crown, but we know many millions have followed 1 k'i it* no* nopater wfeiiker ol all Say Scaqram'S and be Sttf C * tr Stafmn-Diitilltn Corporition, Ntw York City. Blended Whiskey. 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