The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 1, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS New York Debate: Is It Snider or Mays? By HARRY GRAYSO.V NEA SporU Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — A baseball debate is on in New York, and for the first time in memory the Yankees aren't in on it — an exceedingly healthy sign for the National League. The argument has to do with who is the superior center fielder, Duke Snider of the Dodgers or the Giants' Willie Mays. On the strength of his phenomenal early foot, power and speed, Mickey Mantle was supposed to make old-timers forget many a renowned name. The World Champions' Oklahoma Kid was ballyhooed like a Ringling: Bros, and Barnum and Bailey specialty, but perhaps due to injuries has never quite lived up to his notices. Despite the fact that he has come on of late, Mantle at this time is the third best center fielder in the big town. While there is an unusually fine lot of center fielders in the majors, Snider and Mays eclipse them all. Gus Bell of the Reds hardly can field with ftie top men. Jim Busby of the Senators and the Phillies' Richie Ashburn cannot match the front-runners in long-ball hitting. Larry Doby of the Indians is inconsistent. Jim Piersall of the Red Sox does not hit enough. Wally Moon of the Cardinals still has to prove himself. Bill Bruton of the Braves can't steal first base. * * * THAT 18 WHY ttie New York •ports pages daily run an up-to-the- minute comparison of Snider and Mays. Going into the tremendous series between the interborbugh rivals— *»c games in 10 days—the figures Snider Mays AB 266 253 H 96 83 HR PCT. 19 .368 24 .324 Snid«r i€ still the big center f ield- *r—has been for six campaigns— but the Polo Grounders wouldn't trad« Mays even up for the Comp- tftn Clouter, not the least reason being that the Say Hey Kid is five years his junior. Snider is the more polished all round performer, figures to hit for the higher average, but the Alabama Special is making long •tridei along that line this season. Snider has the decided advantage of being the only left-hand batter in an order loaded with right-hand distance hitters. For this reason, the Duke rarely has to face a left-hand pitcher who might bother him. Being a left-hand batter, Snider bunts and drags the ball for hits. If it is possible for a player to cover center field more thoroughly than Snider, Mays does it. * * » AN OUTSTANDING ARM hangs from Snider's shoulder, but at the Polo Grounds^ Mays roams 100 .feet deeper than the Duke can at Ebbets Field. Mays therefore has more opportunities to show off an arm that throws stc-ikes to ttv« plate on the fly. Snider te an excellent baserunn&r of fine speed. Mays is a superlative baserunner of greater speed. Mays is the inspirational force of the Giants. With all of Snider's ability, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Errors, Walks Hurt Rolarians 'And Jayceet Come Off with 8-3 Win; Shrine-tions Today TODAYS' SCHEDULE Shrine Club at Lions Club; Ray Odle (1-0) versus Billy Nelson (0-0) (debut). By J. P. FRIEND The Jaycees garnered only three hits off Tommy Smith but combined them with four bases on balls and a couple of errors to down the favored Rotary Club, 8-3, in their Little League first round finale. In contrast to his previous appearances, especially against the first section champion American Legion, Smith, was extremely wild and his generosity led to his defeat. Four of his passes were turned into runs, more than .enough to beat him since his mates could reach Jimmy Marshall for only five scattered hits. When the elongated Rote chunker could locate the plate the Jaycees had difficulty hitting him. He fanned 10. Four errors didn't help the losing cause either. Marshall Is Steady On the other hand, Marshall hurled steadily, if not spectacularly. Faulty fielding kept him constantly in hot water but he had enough to emerge without too much damage The former Lions Club flinger walked only one better and fanned six. Only one run- was earned, and that in the last of the sixth when the game was salted away. Smith started dishing out walks early—in the first when Jaycees broke away with a one run lead on a pass to Sonny Elledge, followed by a couple, of errors on Freddie White's grounder. The Jaycees were also in a giving mood and handed the tying run in the lower half of the frame. Tex Turneer cracked one to right, was forced by Ronnie Huey, who scored on consecutive bobbles on ground balls by Smith and Curt Branscumb. Get Ball Rolling After two scoreless innings the Jaycees got to Smith for the winning margin. Elledge was awarded a base no interference. White and Marshall drew back-to-back walks to fill the bases. Elledge scored as Turned tossed out Charles Cobb. Bai.-y Ball laid down a perefect squeeze bunt that not only scored White but went for a base hit. Reese and Roy Campanella must) joe Wicker made up for some of be rated ahead of him as big players with the Dodgers. No play or situation is impossible to Mays, the instinctive player. Willie never thinks that it can't be done. He gives it a try and sees if it can be done. As illuminating as a Broadway sign with his cap flying off and other individual characteristics, Mays sells more tickets than Snider. Duke Snider and Willie Mays are fujly worthy of the daily check on their brilliant records. Nothing could be more flattering. Remember when the sports pages ran thermometers keeping track of Babe Ruth's home run pace? Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — A Vila, Cleveland, .362; Rosen, Cleveland, .335; Fox, Chicago, .327; Minoso, Chicago, .321; Busby, Washington, .319. "Runs batted in — Minoso, Chicago, 62; Rosen, Cleveland, 56; Berra and Mantle. New York, 52; Tain, Chicago and Doby, Cleveland, Si. Home run* — Rosen, Cleveland and Mantle. New York, '14 :Boone, Zernial Philadelphia and Vernon, Washington, II. Stolen bases — Jensen, Boston and Rivera, Chicago, 10; Fox and Minoso, Chicago, 8; Agganis, Boston, 7. Pitching — Reynolds. New York 9-1, .«00; Stone, Washington, 6-1, .857; Keegan, Chicago, 11-2, .846; Consuegra, Chicago, 10-2, .833; Kinder, Boston, Feller, Cleveland *nd McDonaM, New York, 41, .800. Strikeout* — Turley, Baltimore, M; Trucks, Chicago, 72; Hoeft, Detroit, 70; Garcia, Cleveland, 66; Wy*n, Cleveland, 6i. his fielding ineptness with a one bagger to center. Marshall denting. John Cherry, who went to the Jaycees in the trade involving Marshall, doubled to center and two more runs came in. Larry Courtney was a strikeout but Dean Storey wormed out a pass, as did Elledge to jam hassocks again. Storey made it home when Turner bobbled White's hopper, and Elledge completed the scoring by coming in on Smith's error of Marshall's blow. Tightens Too Late Smith tightened up and fanned four of the last six outs but his helpers could squeeze out only two tallies in their desperate last ditch effort in the sixth, and those on errors. Branscum beat out an infield hit and advanced to second on the over- I throw of first. Danny Smothers and Jimmy Stilwell went down but Jerry Coleman kept the flame alive with a blooper. Branscum scored on Wicker's error, while Coleman registered on Joe's fourth misplay of the game. Elledge. brought it to a halt with a fine play of Turners grounder and threw him out. JAYCEES AB R H PO A Storey 21000 xDuncan 0 0 0 0 0 Elledge, 3b 11012 White, c 32070 Marshall, p 2 1 0 0 1 Cobb. Ib 3 0 0 7 0 Ball, ss 21112 Wicker, 2b 3 I 1 2 0 Cherry, cf 3 1 1 0 0 Courtney, rf 20000 xxRobinson 1 0 0 0 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Snider, Brooklyn, .370; Mueller, New York, .360; Robinson, Brooklyn, .353; Hamner, Philadelphia, .350; Bell, Cincinnati, .346. ...... RUM batted in — Musial, St. Louis, 73; Snider, Brooklyn, 63; Hodges, Brooklyn and Jablonski, JBt. Louis, 62; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 80. 22 8 3 18 3 xDuncan walked for Storey in 6th xxRobinson fanned for Courtney in 8th ROTARY CLUB AB R H PO A Hodge, 3b 4 0 2 1 0 Turner, 2b 3 0 1 1 2 Huey, ss 3 1 0 0 2 Smith, p 3 0 0 0 1 Branscum, cf 3 1 1 0 0 Smothers, If 3 0 0 0 0 Stilwell, Ib 3 0 0 5 0 Coleman, c 3 1 1 10 0 Lendenni*, rf 3 0 0 1 0 28 3 5 18 5 Summary: Runs batted in—Marshall. Cobb, Ball, Wicker, Cherry 2. Bombers Get First Place With Victory The Bombers of the General Insurance Co. soared back into sole possession of first place in the Y Men's Softball league Wednesday afternoon with a 10-3 decision over G.M.A.C. This, with the'Bell Ringers' loss of Monday, pushed the Bombers to a full game adventage in the league standings. G.M.A.C. started as though to make a real hot contest of it, scoring three runs in the first inning, after sending the Bo^-.bers down one, two three in the to;. >alf. With one man away, 'Clan, -angled and went to third on Frank Hall's single. On Mack Lewis' roller to third, Mathenia elected to play it at the platt and in the rundown, Johnson's throw to third was wide and Clark scored. On the succeeding play, Hall was safe at third on an error and both Lewis and Hall scored on Harshman's fielder's choice which was late at third. That was all for the Motormen, as they were able to garner only two hits the last six innings. The Bombers tallied one in the second and went ahead to stay in the third when they amassed three runs on three hits. Four bonus markers in the fourth and two in the 5th was just for fun. Billy Meharg was the winning hurler, although he -went behind the bat in the sixth with J. L. Johnr son taking over the mound. Meharg gave up three hits and Johnson surrendered one. Clark was the losing hurler and was rapped for 13 base blows. Several of these were bloopers, which fell just beyond the reaching infielders, but were probably the most damaging hits of the game. Ledbetter's pop double just over the first base scored two runs in the fourth, as did Charley Moore's pop over the infield in the fifth. The Bombers wound up the game on Metcalf's line drive to right field, which C. R. Lutes whipped to first to double Ritter, who had walked. WARNING O>RDJER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Nettie Lay, Pltf. vs. No. 12,695 Carl Lay, Dft. The defendant, Carl Lay, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Nettie Lay. Dated this 9th day of June, 1954. SEAL GERALDTNE 'JSTON. Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Guy Walls, Atty. for Pltf. Ed B. Cook, Atty. Ad Litem. 6/10-17-24-7/1 Two. base hit—Cherry. Sacrifice hit Ball Stolen base- Elledge. Double play-Ball to Wicker. Base on balls- Marshall 1, Smith 6. Strikeouts- Smith 10, Marshall 6. Umpires-Terry Moore Oneil, Maurice Sanders and John Jlunkett. STAR CATCH—Patrice Munsel proudly exhibits a 13%pound mackerel, the Metropolitan Opera star caught during her vacation at the Old Battery, Tuckers Town, Bermuda. (NEA) The Greatest Giant —/// Pony League Stars Chosen Bill Bear Named Manager of Group For July 5 Game By SAM NORRIS The league-leading Presbyterian Tigers were designated as the team to oppose the Pony League All- Stars picked at a special meeting of team managers Wednesday night at the "Y". Bill Bear, pilot of the Christian Bears, was elected head coach-of the 15-man squad of all-stars, chosen by the group of coaches from the three teams in the league other than the Tigers. His assistant coaches for the feature game will be P. D. Foster of the Methodist Eagles and Dan Caldwell of the Baptist Rams. The Rams will be represented with six players on the all-star squad. They are Catcher Charles Co alter: Pitchers Joe Bratcher and Bill Haney; Second Baseman Wayne Honeycutt; Outfielder Eddie Perry and First Baseman David Barnes. Five members of the Bear squad were selected for the squad, Pitcher Bob Jayroe; Third Sacker Jim Privett; Outfielders Dickie Nokes, Harold O'Neal and Glenn Howard. The Eagles landed four of the coveted places with Slick Nelson, catcher; Larry Fitzgerald, shortstop; David Holt, first baseman, and David Fowler, outfielder. The game will be played at the Federal Compress Field at the end of South Eighth Street on Monday afternoon, July 5th, at 5 p.m. Members of the all-star pitching staff each will be limited to a maximum of four innings on the mound, members of the coaching staffs decided. An all-star team to be picked from all four teams in the circuit will be announced at the end of the regular playing season at which ;ime special trophies are to be awarded to a team and to an individual player for the best sportsmanship displayed during the season. Read Courier News Classified Ads. GOING PLACES BETTER TIMES WITH NOW AMERICA'S TOP SELLING STRAIGHT WHISKY AT ANY PRICE <J Pint I Vi Pt. KENTyCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY • 86 PROOF tARLY TIMES DISTILL£RY COMPANY • LOUISVILLE 1, KENTUCKY >»*, Mays Made Big Leagues Overnight By JOE REICHLER NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Mays, like so many important discoveries in baseball was practically an afterthought. The New York Giants were interested in a Negro first baseman, a fellow whose name they've forgotten, not as a possibility for the Polo Grounds job but as a.replacement at their Sioux City farm in the Western League. Eddie Montague and Bill Harris, Giant scouts, were dispatched to look him over. "I received a phone call from Montague after several days," related Jack Schwartz, in charge of the Giants' scouting system. "He •was so excited, I could hardly understand him. "There's a Kid" i; 'The hell with this first baseman," Montague shouted over the phone, 'he's not what we want. There's a kid centerfielder with the Barons (Birmingham Black Barons) who's simply great. He's the greatest young ball player I've seen in my life. He'll be in the Polo Grounds in two years. We've got to get him at all costs." We found out that Mays was still in high school so, under the rules we were forced to wait, with fingers crossed .until he was graduated, hoping nobody else would spot him. On the day he was graduated, we contacted the owner of the Barons and told him we wanted Mays. He told us a lot of clubs also wanted him: "The Boston Braves nave offered i us $1,500 to-look him over and another $7,500 if they keep him," he said, "but I don't like those if deals so I'll let you have the boy "for S10.000, We said okay, hardly before the last word was out of his mouth." Mays finished the season with a .35 batting average. The next year he was promoted to Minneapolis "where he captured the fans' imagination with his tremendous hitting and fielding. When the Giants called him up May 25, 1951, he was hitting .477. Thus, in less than two years, May rose from a high school boy playing on weekends with a Negro team to a star in the big leagues. Hurt Gate* The day Mays was brought -tip there was woe in Minneapolis. All through _ the American Association owners 'gritted their teeth. Mays' departure was a big blow to their pocketbooks. One owner estimated the league lost 250,000 admissions* when Mays left. It got so bad the Giants had to put an advertisemen in a Minneapolis newspaper explaining why they brought, up Mays. The ad said something about "merit must be recognized" and the boy -'should not be deprived of his opportunity" to play in the majors. That probably was the first time a club had to apologize in print for advancing a player. Mims, Dykes Fail to Impress Neither Helped Careers with Draw WASHINGTON IS) — Middleweights. Holly Mims and Bobby Dykes, both seeking a shot at the crown, see-sawed their way last night to an unusual 10-round draw that did neither of their careers much good. Mims, Washington, D. C;'s second-ranked contender for the world title held by Bobo Olson, looked strong in the middle rounds when he jarred Dykes with overhand right-hand punches. Dykes, Miami, Fla., veteran, piled up * big lead in tht.fttrly rounds by clicking; lefts and right* at Mims, then making th« Washington puncher come' after him Instead of mixing it with him anywhere near the ropes. So it Around up with. on* judffi giving the nod to Dykes, 97-04, -out to Mims, 97-95, and the referee seeing it 95-95 — a draw under District of Columbia boxing rules. There were no knockdowns in tto« boxer --vs - slugger .match and * somewhat unenthusiastic reaction from the 2,601 fans who paid to set the nationally televised bout. Mims weighed 155, D/k*s We clean and rtfcfeek toth and ladits* hats. We ab* retrim them—iww bands te and ««t. New edfinf* on brims if mete* •ary- Our panAma hat wark is top*, fire «* a trial! R*p*ir w*ffk and alterations •zperUy doa*. James White,;;™ Phone 3-9923 or 3-3305 917 S. 1Mb 81 Statement of Condition as of June 30,1954 ASSETS LIABILITIES First Mortgage Loans $1,356,968.96 Savings Accounts _.,_,,.,. .$1,411,957.93 Loans on Savings Accounts Stock in Federal Homt Loan Bank . Cash on Hand and in Banks U. S. Government Bonds and Stock Furniture & Fixtures 11,079.48 25,200.00 48,342.59 75,500.00 3,046.04 Loans in Process Advance from Federal Home Loan Bank . . Borrowers' Tax and Insurance Fund . Other Liabilities . Specific Reserves General Reserves Undivided Profits 22,809.17 S29.57 672.29 46,046.43 11,695.88 TOTAL ASSETS ......... .$1.520,137.07 TOTAL LIABILITIES ...$1,520,137.07 Chartered and Supervised by the United States Government Savings Accounts Invited Current Dividend Rate: 3% * Member Federal Home Loon Bank System and Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation . ROSCO CRAFTON President and Director R. C. FARR Vice President and Director JAMES TERRY Vice President and Director W. J. POLLARD Secretary *nd Director Dr. J. E. BEASLEY Director W. L. HORNER Director CHESTER CALDWELL Director BURLEENE BRINN ROW kU.ui "LET'S RECAPP ONE" BURNETTS ROYAL TIRE SERVICE South Highway 61 Phont 3*8662 Formerly McCaul'i Tirt Stfft

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