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PAGE SEt BLYTHEYTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY T, 1954 Series Not Season, But Bums Have Baseball Standing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet GB New York 53 25 .679 Brooklyn 48 29 .623 4 J / 2 Philadelphia ... 39 34 .534 lV/ 2 Milwaukee 39 37 .513 13 Cincinnati 38 39 .494 14 V 2 St. Louis 36 41 .468 16& Chicago ........ 27 47 .365 24 Pittsburgh 25 53 .321 28 Today's Games New York at Brooklyn (N) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (2) Milwaukee at Chicago Cincinnati at St. Louis (N) Tuesday's Results Milwaukee 14, Chicago 3 New York 5, Brooklyn 2 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 0 Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 0 Giants' Drive Puts Brooks on Big Spot By ED COBRIGAN AP Sports Writer One series, any major league manager will tell you, does not make a season, so why get so excited about the current set between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers? But going into tonight's second game of the three-game series, the Giants were 4*/2 games in front of the Brooks and if they go on to sweep the series, Walter Alston and his team will be up against a mighty tough problem in their quest for a third straight pennant. Consider the Brooks' plight: 1. The pitching has been wobbly and, worse, only Bob Milliken among the relievers has been ef- AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet Cleveland ..... 54 23 28 30 42 44 47 46 46 .701 .650 .620 .432 .421 .390 .387 .378 New York ..... 52 Chicago ....... 49 Detroit'........ 32 Washington 32 Baltimore ..... 30 Philadelphia ... 29 Boston ........ 28 Today's Games Baltimore at Cleveland Boston at New York Chicago at Detroit Only games scheduled Tuesday's Results Chicago 4, Detroit 0 New York 4. Boston 1 Washington 5, Philadelphia Cleveland 11, Baltimore 3 GB 3% 6 20W- 21 Vz 24 24 (N) SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 35 .588 — 37 .57.0 38 .563 41 .534 46 .465 47 .460 51 .^20 50 .398 10 & 11 14 V> 16 Atlanta 50 Birmingham ... 49 New Orleans ... 49 Chattanooga ... 47 Memphis ...... 40 Mobile 40 Little Bock 37 Nashville 33 Yesterday's Results Chattanooga 6, Memphis 5 Mobile 1, Atlanta 0 . New Orleans 5-2, Birmingham 4-1 Nashville 6, Little Rock 5 (10 inn- Ings) .. Games Today Nashville at Little Rock Chattanooga at Memphis Atlanta at Mobile • Birmingham at New Orleans MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Louisville 4, Charleston 3 St. Paul 15, Kansas City 4 Minneapolis 4, Indianapolis 1 Columbus 9, Toledo 2 Texas League Dallas 6, Fort Worth 1 Oklahoma City 11, Tulsa 5 Beaumont 5, Houston 3 Shreveport 12, San Antonio 8 Southern Association Chattanooga 6, Memphis 5 Mobile 1, Atlanta 0 New Orleans 5-2, Birmingham 1- l Nashville 1, Little Rock 0 (10 innings) Western League Wichita 5, Denver 2 Pueblo 6-1, Colorado Springs 5-0 Sioux City at Lincoln postponed Omaha 5, Des Moines 2 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 46 24 40 26 32 36 .657 .606 .543 .455 .414 .324 4 10 14 17 El Dorado .. Greenville .. Meridian 38 Pine B)uff 30 Monroe . 29 41 Hot Springs 22 46 . Yesterday's Results Greenville 7. Hot Springs 3 Monroe 2, Pine Bluff 1 Mc-'dian 10, El Dorado 9 (11 innings) Games Today Pine Bluff at Monroe Greenville -at Hot Springs Meridian at El Dorado Alston Only One Who Thinks N.Y Must Play Better Brooks' Manager Says Dodgers Will Win If Giants Don't Improve BROOKLYN Iff) — Walter Alston rookie manager or the Brooklyn Dodgers, probably is the only per. son who thinks the rampaging New York Giants must play at a faster pace to win the National League pennant. Including last night's 5-2 victory over the Dodgers, the Giants have won 53 games while losing only 25 for a .679 percentage. They lead Brooklyn today by 4 J / 2 games. Still Alston thinks that unless the Giants "improve," the Dodgers will overtake them. According to Leo Durocher, the effervescent Giant pilot, Alston remarked before last night's game between Brooklyn and New York that "if the Giants' don't play better ball in the second half of the season than they played in the first half, we'll beat 'em for the flag." Improvement Seen "The Dodgers are bound to be much better from now on," Leo quoted Alston second hand. "Roy Campanella can't possibly hit as poorly as he did in the. first half of the season. Carl Furillo is finally beginning to hit like he did last year. And Don Newcombe is now pitching like he did before he went into the Army." Undoubtedly it was the Giants' fourth straight victory over the Dodgers that put Durocher into such a jovial mood last night. "So Alston thinks well have to play better from now on to win," Leo chortled. "I got news for Alston. You can tell him I'm tickled pink with the way the Giants have been going up to now. And I only hope we can do the same in the second half as we did in the first. "We won 52 of our first 77 games," Durocher continued. "Unless my arithmetic is bad, if we do as well in the second half, we'll win 104 games. "Let Alston figure out how to win 57 of the next 77 that his club would need to beat us. That's a pretty tall order—even for the Dodgers. I don't say we're going to win 104 games, mind you. I just hope we do. Once before, back in 1942, I predicted if my club •(the Dodgers) could win 104 games we'd win the pennant. Well, we did win 104 but the Cardinals won 106 to beat us. I'm willing to take mv chances on 104 victories fective. 2. Their pinch hitlers have been futile. In last night's 5-2 setback by the Giants, they loaded the bases with none out in the ninth only to have George Shuba and Rube Walker, two pinch hitters, go down. 2. They can't seem to shake the injury jinx. Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella and Jackie Robinson among the first- liners have been having miseries. The Giants, on the other hand, are sitting pretty. They have confidence. They've had fantastic good fortune with pinch hitters. When they're behind, they don't worry. With relief pitchers like Hoyt Wilhelm and Marv Grissom, who took over for Sal Maglie against the Brooks last night in the ninth with none out and three men on base and got away unscathed, they have two firemen they can trust. Giant Homers Hurt Al Dark.. Willie Mays and Monte Irvin hit home runs last night, accounting for four of the Giants' runs. Starter Preacher Roe was the victim of two and Bob Milliken, one. Maglie weathered "a two- run first inning, then settled down until he ran into trouble again in the ninth and required the services of Grissom to pull it out. Two other National League ames produced shutouts. Gerry Staley blanked the Cincinnati Red- legs for the St.- Louis Cardinals 6-0, and Curt Simmons of the Philadelphia Phillies whitewashed the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0. In the other National League encounter, the Milwaukee Braves bombed the Chicago- Cubs 14-3. The Cleveland Indians held their 3 J /2-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League. The Tribe plastered the Baltimore Orioles 11-3 and the Yanks turned back the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Virgil Trucks, the veteran right- hander of the Chicago White Sox, pitched his second one-hitter of the eason as his injury-riddled mates vhipped the Detroit Tigers 4-0. 'ohnny Schmitz of the Washington Senators also was stingy with the ase hits, allowing the Philadelphia .'s only half a dozen as the Nats ung a 5-2 defeat on Eddie Joost's len. Staley was tapped for nine hits y the Redlegs, but kept them well- cattered. The Cards made only even, but they were aided by bree Cincinnati errors. The in-and-out Braves scored 11 uns in the first three innings i handing the Cubs their fourth traight licking. The Indians scored all 11 of their uns against the Orioles in the first ining to make Early Wynn's task asy. | BURNING UP TRACK—Crew* fight flame* in the big car of John Fedricks after the Detroit driver cracked up in a 100-mile race at Milwaukee's Wisconsin State Fair Park Fedrick* lott control on the backstretch when his accelerator stuck. The car was completely destroyed. Th* pilot walked .away uninjured. (NBA) Sports Roundup— Slow Clock, But a Long Mile By GATLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Old North Dakota archives strongly indicate that the fastest mile ever run by a human wis recorded 89 years ago this week, long before either John Landy or Roger Bannister was born, and before Wes Santee learned to talk. We are indebted to Eu gene Fitzgerald, sports editor of the Fargo (N.D.) Forum, for having made available this long forgotten page of track history. "At a celebration at Ft. Rice, |inanding officer. Sportsmen's Meeting Set Area's Problems to Be Aired At Session Here Friday Mississippi County sportsmen will have an opportunity to air their suggestions and recommendations on game law changes and participate in a general discussion of problems facing hunters and fishermen in this area at a meeting to be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Blytheville City Hall. The meeting, which has been* called by C. G. Redman, presiden of the Mississippi County Wildlife Federation, will be held in conjunc tion with a statewide project of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commis sion to work out plans for a new and intensified quail program. Statewide Program During the next two weeks, meet ings will be conducted in every county in the state under the aus pices of the Commission in an ef fort to obtain the cooperation of al sportsmen's organizations, as wel as individuals, in a vast, statewide quail conservation program. The commission also wants recommendations for changes in game regulations to be submitted through Dakota Territory, about 25 miles south of Mandan, on July 4, 1865, the Frontier Scout of July 6 that year had a report on the holiday festivities," Fitzgerald writes. "Four companies of U.S. volunteers, infantrymen who deserted from the Confederate army, were stationed at Ft. Bice, along with a company of the 6th Iowa Cavalry. Col. C. A. R. Dirnon was the corn- "The first event on the.holiday celebration following the review was a mile run, three times around the fort. There were six entries for a prize of $5. "The event was won by Cpl. W. H-. Green of Co. D of the Confederate deserters in the time of 3% minutes, the Frontier Scout reported. Pvt. W. M. Winfrey of Co C was second in 4 "minutes. Cards Show New Spirit As Staley Hurls Shutout ST. LOUIS (AP) — Although shy of victories in recent weeks, the St. Louis Cardinals showed a large helping of spirit last night and it paid off. With Gerry Staley hurling shutout ball, his teammates put on a fine display of timely hitting and base running for a 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Redlegs. The visitors picked on Staley for nine hits—two more than St. Louis had—but they couldn't bunch them. It was Gerry's fifth triumph against seven losses. The St. Louis runs came in the fourth and fifth innings—three each frame. Red Extends String: Red Schoendienst opened the fourth with a double, extending to 25 his string of games in which he has hit safely; A single by Stan Musial scored him. As Wally Post fumbled Musial's hit, Stan took second and went to third on a single by Ray Jablonski. He tried to score on Rip Repulski's grounder but was cut down at the plate, Jablonski dashing on to third from where he scored when Joe Cunningham grounded out. A bad throw to third in a try for Repulski let the outfielder score with the third tally of that inning. In the fifth a pair of walks, singles by Musial and Jablonski and another wild throw other three runs. produced the Courtney Makes RarePlay BALTIMORE (^P^When catcher Clint 'Courtney of the Orioles made an unassisted double play against the Yankees on June 2 it was .only the 38th such play by a catcher in major league history. It happened this way. With Irv Noren on third and Bob Grim at the plate, the batter attempted a squeeze bunt on the third strike. He missed the "ball for the strikeout and Noren was tagged out at home. "E. G. Adams, the editor of the Frontier Scout, in which the report was made, also was a Confederate deserter. "Of course, someone is going to say the timing wasn't accurate. But even allowing for the accuracy of the timing, you'll admit that 15 seconds (under 4 minutes) would be a big margin of error foV 225 seconds. Even conceding that the timing might have been inaccurate, there wasn't much wrong with the engineering of those days, and 12 inches'was a foot. 6,060 Foot Mile ' "(The fort) was rectangular, 510 feet on its north and south sides and 500 on the east and west. Three times around that enclosure would be 6,060 feet, or 780 feet more which than the Bannister regulation mile and Landy ran under 4 minutes. The best sprinters of our day would require more than 25 seconds to cover the 260 yards which Green and Winfrey, ran after completing the mile. "Possibly the $5 first prize (which automatically ' made the runners professionals) is .the reason the accomplishment has never been given official recognition, be- ause there was no shortage of spectators. "The Frontier Scout reported that the wives of officers and soldiers and visiting ladies watched the celebration from the parapet of the fort. "The Indians below, ome only in breech cloth, wore grosteque costumes, leaning against the fort. Squaws bore their offspring pig-back. The Indians wore fringes, beads, feathers, buf- alo robes and tassels and a conglomeration of everything that shines, hangs and flutters.' " ;hese meetings in order to insure that all areas of the state will be able to place its proposals before the annual public hearing of the Commission in Little Rock July 19; Primary Purpose: Quail Primary purpose of the meeting is to outline to quail hunters whistle count and census procedures in which they can actively participate with Commission technicians and the county game wardens. One of.the major items of business at Friday night's meeting here will be a general discussion of local problems regarding the Game and Fish Commission's overall management program. Mr. Redman will ,be in charge of the meeting. Mississippi County game warden Byron Billingsley also will be present. The meeting is open to the public, and everyone interested is invited to attend. Montgomery Ward's softballers racked up a swift 8-0 lead to gain a final 10-9 victory over the Southwestern Bell team in "Y" softball league play at Littk Park yesterday afternoon. The loss sent the Bell Ringers reeling further down the percentage column, t» the race tightened at the beginning of the eight week of .play in this loop. Ward's led off with five runs in the initial frame and barely survived as the Telephone boys rallied for six runs in the -third. Ward's rapped out four more hits for three runs in the second, and appeared to think their days work was over, a* they registered only two more hits in the next four inn- ngs. Meanwhile, the Bell Boys had their big inning in the third, after Championship Play Begins In British Open SOUTHPORT, England shooting that counts starts in the British Open Golf Championship today as .97 qualifiers, six of them Americans, go out in 72-hole championship play over the 6,837-yard par-73 Birkdale course. They made the grade with qualifying totals of 151 and better as 320 golfers participated in the two preliminary rounds. Australia's Norman Van Nida set the pace yesterday in the tourney that saw three of the nine-man American delegation eliminated. Von Nida shot a 70-67—137 for the low score in the qualifying round. The Americans stayed close to the little Australian. Veteran Gene Sarazen of Germantown, N. Y., and amateur Frank Stranahan of Toledo were tied for second place in the 36-hole qualifying round. The 52-year-old Sarazen, winner of the International Senior Pro Championship last week, shot a 67-64—141. Stranahan also had a 67-64—141. Jim Turnesa of Briarcliff, N. Y., and Tony Penna of Cincinnati finished with 151 qualifying scores. The other American qualifiers were Jimmy Demaret of Kiamesha Lake, N. Y., with 148 and Al Watrous.of Detroit with 150. They play 18-hole rounds today and tomorrow, with the 50 best golfers going into the 36-hole final Friday. First-prize money is 750 pounds ($2,100). The largest fee paid to a referee in modern boxing was $2,500 to George V. Blake for his work in he Young Stribling-Max Schmeling heavyweight championship fight at leveland July 3, 1931. countering one in the second on/a bobbly and a hit. In the fifth, the Ringers scored one to tie it up, and after Ward's had come to life for two in the 7th on two hits and a walk, they went to work and almost pulled it out of the fire. Each team • had 11 hits, Billy Baker doing the hurling for the winners and gaming credit for the .victory. Christie started for the losers and was replaced by ParrisH in the second. BEEFCAKE-Paul Rose, 28, will probably give the French girls plenty to yell •bout. He was chosen the "Mo«t Beautiful Athlete in Ptri«.* The five-foot, ten-.inch Ajill muscleman holds the win- evp given to him after ttot contort. ILEovd Mcncrum \ . ' •" I Likes Boitusrol By FRANK ECK AP Ne-.vsfeatures Sports Editor Lloyd Mangrum, who probably has played more goll in the past four years than any other pro, says he would like to see more of Baltusrol. The 39-year-old Texan who represents the Tarn 0' Shanter course in Chicago says this year's Open was played over the best course any Open ever saw. "It was the best course on which we ever played on Open," says the thin man who beat Vic Ghezzi and Byron Nelson by a stroke in the 36-hole playoff for the 1946 crown at Canterbury in Cleveland. "Sure, the fairways were narrower," says the man with the mustache. "But they should be that way. After all, we pros expect to be penalized when we make poor shots. "Baltusrol had a championship course. I'd like to play it some more. They ought to hold the championship here every year. I'd be for that. "It wasn't tricked up like some of those other places. "The greens weren't shaved-and the bunkers weren't furrowed like at Oakmont (near Pittsburgh) last year." Mangrum played some fine golf with scores of 72, 71, 72, 71 — 286. It just wasn't good enough to beat Ed Furgol's 284. Mangrum finished in a tie for third place with Dick Mayer, 29-year-old blond from Stamford, Conn., and St. Peters- bury, Flu. Reserve District No. 8 State No. 81-105 REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE FARMERS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY of Blytheville, Arkansas at the close of business June 30, 1954, a State banking institution organized and operating under the banking laws of this State and a member of the Federal Reserve System. Published in accordance with a call made by the State Banking Authorities and by the Federal Reserve Bank of this District. ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and cash items in process of collection $1,375,212.93 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 1,658,625.00 Obligations of States and political subdivisions 176,000.00 Corporate stocks including $27,000.00 stock of -Federal Reserve bank) 27,000.00 Loans and discounts (including 51,807.15 overdrafts) 5,322,713.67 Bank premises owned $50,000.00, furniture and fixtures $21,420.00 ' 71,420.00 Other assets 41,401.62 BUY A NEW CHEVROLET-TODAY'S BEST BUY FOR ECONOMY! TOTAL ASSETS $8,672,373.22 LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 35,620,418.15 Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 1,457,722.70 Deposits of United States Government (including postal savings'* , 66,308.62 Deposits of States and political subdivisions 285,648.83 Deposits of banks 89,093.08 Other deposits (certifie dand officers' checks, etc.) 85,076.44 TOTAL DEPOSITS $7,604,267.82 Other liabilities 23,982.59 TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated obligations shown below) $7,628,250.47 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Capital* $ 200,000.00 Surplus , 700,000.00 Undivided profits 144,122.81 ALL OTHER LOW-PRICED CARS TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $1,044,122.81 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $8,672,373.22 "This bank's capital consists of: Common stock with total par value of $200,000.00. M E M O R A N D A Assets pledged or assigned to secure liabilities and for other purposes $ 125,000.00 Loans as shown above are after deduction of reserves of..... 34,818.22 Loans to farmers directly guaranteed and redeemable on demand by the Commodity Credit Corporation, and certificates of interest representing ownership thereof $2,166,516.81 Total amount of loans, certificates of interest, and obligations, or portions thereof, which are fully backed or insured by agencies of the United States Government (other than "United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed ") '. $2,166,516.81 I, R. A. Porter, vice-president of the above-named bank, hereby certify thnt the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. R. A. PORTER, Vice-Prcsident. Correct—Attest: B. A. LYNCH • F. E. WARREN J. L. CHERRY Director*. State of Arkansas, County of Mississippi ss: Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of July, 1954. 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