The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 29, 1954 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 29, 1954
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TUESDAY, BLTTHBtlLtg OOTOnSR WSW8 PAM SBVM POLE POSITION £00 RlCHARf>$ TO M/TO THS NATIONAL PfCATHLQN Andrade Shows He Has Future Knockout Win Over DiGilio Is Impressive NEW YORK (AP) — Cisco Andrade, a picture fighter with a dazzling jab and blinding speed, has made a sensational New York debut by knocking out stubborn Johnny DiGilio. The 23-year-old Compton. Calif., boxer, unbeaten in 25 pro starts, looks like a man with a future in the lightweight class. And the future" may not be too far away. "We'd grab Paddy DeMarco (the champ) tomorrow if we got the chance," said Manager Ralph Gambina in the dressing room at St. Nicholas Arena after the fight last night. No Count Earlier, Andrade had flattened 21-year-old DiGilio in 2:08 of the 10th and final round. Bleeding from the nose and a cut over the left eye, DiGilio collapsed under an Andrade right. Referee Ray Miller didn't even bother to count. It had been obvious for several rounds that DiGilio, a 3-1 underdog, didn't have a chance against this fine boxer who jabbed him dizzy, shook him with rights to the head and doubled him up with right-hand punches to the body. Still, DiGilio kept corning in, trying his best to get inside and under the stinging jab. Andrade weighed 136, DiGilio, 140. On Hand for Decathlon By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor ATLANTIC CITY — (NEA) — The last time we were at Bader Field, on the outskirts of this famous resort, celebrating its 100th birthday, they had a training ring-pitched in the middle of the stadium and in it a slightly ancient Camden, N. J., prize fighter was throwing punches in the air. That was, of course, Jersey Joe Walcott. Jack Derapsey also trained -here. "jTIieV "wreitj "D-TeirvV if 3^ **" £L^ illSt SS -but on July 2-3, Bader Field will see -the beat set of all-round athletes this country has to offer with two exception. The event is the 36th annual American Decathlon Championship. The exceptions are Bob Mathias, "who is in pictures, and Milton "Campbell the gigantic Plainfield, St Louis Podoley, Central Michigan t laddy-bucks are getting their breath College 20-year-old,' bagged the Kansas Relays' decathlon for the first time he took part in one- Shankle, Duke's one-man track and field team, was fourth in the national decathlon a year ago and is vastly improved. Johnson, an 18-year-old out of Kingsburg, Calif., ijs billed as the new Mathias. Lewis .who runs 100 yards in 9.8, was fifth as a Kearny, N. J., high school boy last year. N J., 20-year-old who prevailed He also is an extraordinary football last year with 7235 points- Campbell ' ~" "~ "" -- J - J '- ~~— " 1 — L who will play so much fullback for Indiana next fall, is being shush" shushed at Bloomington while catching up in scholastic work. * * « With Campbell not entered. Rev. Robert E. Richards should win the title for the second time. With Campbell and Mathias not competing, the southern California parson, one of four to have pote vaulted higher than 15 feet, should improve on the 6456 points he had in running second a year ago, and that should be plenty good enough. Definite threats are Bill Miller, Jirn Podoley, Joel Shankle, Rafer Johnsnon, Aubrey Lewis and Jimmy Brown. Miller of the U. S. Marine Corp? made the outstanding javelin throw of this year was second in this specialty in the National Amateur Athletic Union Championships in NOW OPEN IN OUR New Location So. Hiway 61—Blytheville Expert Service In AH Types Of Upholstery. • Furniturt • Automobile • Mattrttitf Tailormade Seat Covers Mattresses Made to Order Truck Seats Rebuilt A Covered Smith Mattress Co. Phone 3-4293 for the 1500 meters. They are asked to do practically everything but fight Rocky Maricano. One-Hitter In Pee Wee League Gome In a Pee Wee League contest in which only one hit was registered, and that of the scratch variety, the ^ Leopards scored a 9-1 victory over j the Sulldogs at Compress Park yesterday afternon. there were featured two double! player headed for Penn State. Syracuse's Brown, a big kid .does everything. * * * The decathlon comes quite close to being the most searching test j Beside the pitching in this game, of an athlete's prowess. That is why, while it is open to all amateur athletes, it attracted no more than 19. The meet gets under way at 7 p.m., July 2. with a 100-meter run. Then comes the running broad jump, the shotput, the running high jump, run. and, as icing, a 400-meter The second day's activities commence at 1 p-m., with the 110-meter hurdles. Then there is the discus, At Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway, Walter Cartier was decked in the fifth round and staggered in the sixth but had complete control of Tuzo Portuguez the rest of the way and won a unanimous decision in 10 rounds. Both Foul Both fighters were warned constantly by Referee Jark 'Watson for fouling and Portuguez was penalized the third round for low blows in a bruising battle. Cartier weighed 164V2, Por- tuguez, 161. Bubbling Wi///e Mays Is Press Agent Dream with Sparkling Play By HARRY ORATION NEA Sport* Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — There are people in the Poto Oromwk ttwii dtff MM and you don't have to go any farther than one young man for the reaeon. He is, of course, Willie May«. This breath-taking ballplayer *as% could have saved tb* Qtaafc' imntdii lor fitoneham. Mays rapidly is becoming New4 York's most magnetic baseball attraction since Babe Ruth. He is a press agent's dream. The press agent promises the fans something and he does it. They sit there and say, "He can't do it again," and he does it—at bat, on the bases and in the field, getting the ball and throwing it. Willie Mays Ark-Mo Pulls Off Surprise InY'sMSL One-Man Infield ST. LOUIS (IP) — Red Schoendienst, second baseman of the Cardinals, made an unusual fielding play against the Cubs at Busch Stadium. He made an unassisted putout—at first base. Red ran behind first baseman Tom Alston to field a ground ball hit by slow-footed Joe Garagiola, Chicago catcher. First base was uncovered so Schoendienst ran to first The Ark-MoM Kilowatts, trailing the pack in league standing, unceremoniously dumped Southwestern Bell's entry from their lofty iie for the league leadership yes- ;erday afternoon as they won a jvell-played 5-3 decision in "Y" league play at Little Park. The Bell Ringers scored one in ;he opening frame, when second baseman Baker walked and was doubled home by Billy Michael. The Kilowatts tied it up in the bottom half. Homer Connell doubled and Storey also laced a double to bring him home but was caught off second for the second out. In the fourth, a single by Koonce. an error on Roberts' roller and Hughes' double p -ovided a two-run cushion, to which they added one each in the fifth and sixth, for their five run total. Bell's came to life in the sixth, after going the first five innings with only three hits off Jim Tully's delivery. After Deen fanned in the sixth, Fowler parked one in the rock pile and tagged them all. In the following frame, an error on Mack Lewis' roller gave him life. He advanced to second Robertson's infield out and scored on Harrington's single. Tully was the winning" pitcher giving up only five safeties, walking two and fanning four. Jimmy Parrish, on the hill for Southwestern, was combed for a total of 12 bingles. This afternoon at Little Park a on base and beat Garagiola to the bag; General Motors Acceptance Corpo- for the out- National League umpire Frank Secory was graduated from Western Michigan College in 1936. Al • Rosen, slugging star of the Cleveland Indians, is the Ohio distributor of a canned soft drink. plays, one by each team. Temporary wildness cost both pitchers a shut-out. Neither team scored until the fourth inning, when the Leopards sent 14 men to the plate. In this inning, Southpaw Mickey Johnson issued six free passes and had four errors committed by his teammates. This with Terry Wicker's single through the box with the bases pole vault and javelin, while the jammed, accounted for nine runs. Mickey struck out nine. Meanwhile, Barry Hughes was doing an excellent job on the hill for the Leopards, going the full five innings without surrennering a safety. The only Bulldog score came in the fifth three walks and a hit batsman. The threat of further scoring was erased when Glenn Butler snared Bobbie Grigsby's fly to right field and whipped it to first to double Dirk Ritrhie. The Bulldogs had pulled a double play of their own in the third. Terry Wicker's pop fly to third was pulled in by _ Bob Grigsby, who stepj^d on the sark to double Lynn Hearn. ration takes on the Bombers of the General American Insurance Co. Do YOM Have Read on. Tip from Ed Sullivan a Clean 1950, '52, or '53 Mercury or Ford If So— We Are in Position Right Now To Give You a Bonus Allowance For Your Car on A good looking, Fast Stepping New 1954 MERCURY We Absolutely Must Trade for some Clean Late Model Mercs and Fords NOW For our used Car customers. You can help yourself to A Really Good Trade, and at the same time help us round out our used car stock. Please Call 3-6876 and A new Mercury will be put at your disposal for you to See and drive. Of Course there is no obligation. IF YOU DON'T SEE US WE BOTH LOSE. STILL MOTOR CO. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York (St. Nicholas Arena) —Cisco Andrade, 135, Compton, Calif, knocked out Johnny DiGilio, 140. Bayonne, N. J., 10. Brooklyn. (Eastern Parkway Arena )—Walter Cartier, 164>/ 2 , New York, outpointed Tuzo (Kid.i Por- tuguez, 161, Costa. Rica, 10. Montreal — Billy Lauderdale. 151 y 4 , Hialeah, Fla., outpointed Johnny Greco, 14iy 2 , Montreal, 10. Do You Know? For Proof — Read Thursday's Advertisement Wednesday's Answer Rhode Island Is Not The Name Of A State In The U. S. A. The official nam« is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The full name is still used in official documents. 1— George W. Stimpson, Uncommon Knowledge, page 227. 2— Encyclopedia Britannic*, 14th Edition, Vol. 19, page 257. The pleasant-faced Negro youth from Alabama is like the guy who runs across your television screen during the Late Late Show, one hand reaching; out to protect his lady fair and the other to pay off the mortgage. The infectious Mays has made the once-dead New York Nationals a talkative, happy-go—lucky, fighting club now thoroughly convinced that it can't lose. It was that way with the Say-Hoy Kid during the execution of the Little Miracle of 1951. It was that way with him until the Army took him late in May of '52. # «• «b Mays, as illuminating: as he is extraordinary in performance, is truly unbelieveable- To list his doings would require several magazine-length articles and he is beginning to attract attention in the slick paper league, too. They haven't yet found words to describe Mays The Giants just mumble when asked about him "He's Willie Mays, that's all," says Sal Maglie '"You hit the ball, I'll catch it,' he tells me," says Monte Irvin_ "When a ball is hit anywhere near where he can catch it, I just get out of the way," says Don Mueller. Leo Durocher perhaps kives you the best description of Mays. "One word from me and he does exactly as he pleases." says Manager Durocher. "He hits the way he pleases, run right through stop signals on the bases, then makes the extra base. He plays center field the way he wants to and not along the ideas of anyone else. When I wigwagged him to play in, he played out. When I wigwagged him to play out, lie played in. "But he hit* a home run when you need it, throws a guy out from five blocks away and talks so much everybody knows we're gonna win. "And if you think I'm gonna say anything to him, you're crazy. I'm not gonna say anything to him until the World Series is won. Then I'll only say 'Willie, the commissioner will mail you your check.' "You can have all your ballplayers. Take all of 'em. Take the whole league. Just give me Willie." When Mays get hot, he really burns up the league. After hia First Hole Was Playoff Difference ward the phi. re*Htt<! ** was over and conceded. Stewart, woo $1,800. M Bolt split half erf the gfttc r»o«ipttl yesterday, valued at about $1,000. Br LOU BLACK WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Although Tommy Bo* and Earl Stewart didn't know it at the time, Bolt fittltd tt» Insurance City Open Golf Tournament 18-hote ptafotf ta about 10 minutes yesterday. Actually, the big New England sports event wound up in an anticlimactic finish on the 18th; where Stewart conceded just as a heavy shower came up, but what turned out to be the decisive action occurred on the first hole. Birdie Falls The battle for the $2,400 top money between these Texans hardly Was under way when Bolt sank a six-footer for a birdie, while Stewart, hurt by a slice off the tee and an erratic chip, holed out in 5. That gave Bolt a two-stroke lead right away, a handicap which Stewart eventually cut into, but was never able to overcome. Bolt and Stewart birdied the second, and Bolt gained a three-stroke advantage with another birdie on the third, his biggest margin of the day. Putter CoolK His putter cooled off after that, however, and at the 18th tee, Stewart trailed by only one stroke. Probably because he was pressing too hard, Stewart's drive went out of bounds by 14 inches. He had to drive again, which counted as his third shot, and his approach landed on the edge of a trap. Meanwhile. Bolt, playing safe for his first major victory since winning the Miami Beach four-ball with Dick Mayer last March, was on the green in two, with an easy par 4 in sight. Stewart pitched to 23rd had beaten Warren Spahn and the Braves and given him the home run leadership in both leagues, Mays' batting average for 23 times at bat was .636, for he had 14 hits. Since he went above .300, May 26. he has batted .359. In an earlier streak, eh his .700. All this and the speed, spirit and arm, too. We have disagreed with Leo Z/u- rocher's managerial maneuvers in the past, but on this one everybody has to go completely along with "him. Willie Mays is everybody'* kind of ballplayer. Charity At Horn* OAKLAND. Calif. {Jl— lun Chapman is a charitable guy. The former outfield star for fche Philadelphia Athletics staged a one-matt batting show for the Oakland Oahf in a Pacific Coast League game. The proceeds of the contest went to th« Children's Hospital here. The 36 year old slugger accounted for nine run* in a 11-2 rout of San Diego. He hit * hcassr, tw» doubles and a single. Philley Go«f by Land CLEVELAND (A — The modem Indians travel by plane not bortt. The Indians in questto nhere ar« the Cleveland Indian* who mad* thec lub's first round-trip by-air. They flew to Indianapolis for an exhibition game, then to Chicago for a two-game scries before i»»» turning to Cleveland. One member of the tribe dfMttot* ed. Outfielder Dave Phillejr went br train. Bead Courier Xvm Ctatttfled JOHNSON GRASS 90% Pure Sodium Chlorate 700 Lb. $ Drum Highway 61 a4 Mate Ltoe Phone OSborne 1-8414 SAVE62<ON ANCIENT AGE 4/5qt. ORIGINAL AND GENUINE QUALITY PRICE NOW REDUCED ON THIS 6 YEAR OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON Phont J-6876 Lincoln-Mercury fUyrhtvillt, Ark. 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