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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY. JULY *, 1954 .861 Pace Since June 3 Biggest Lead AtMidseason In 18 Years By JOE REICHLER AP Sports Writer The New York Giants, rolling along at a phenomenal .816 pace since June 3 : hold the biggest lead any Giant team has enjoyed past the midsea- son mark in 18 years. Not since Sept. 25, 1936, when • the Giants led the Chicago Cubs- by seven games, has a Giant club led by more than the current 5*2- game margin over the Brooklyn Dodgers. The 1936 Giants went on to win the pennant by five games. Since then they have won two pennants in 1937 and in 1951. Their biggest margin in 1937 was 4M> games. In 1951, they didn't grab exclusive possession of first place until after the first postseason playoff game with the Dodgers. Five Straight Last night the Giants not only "captured their 31st victory'in the last 37 games but made it five in a row over Brooklyn with a resounding 10-2 triumph. They walloped four home runs, - scored four runs in each of the first and fifth innings and whipped Don Newcombe for the first time at Ebbets Field since the big Negro right- hander joined the Dodgers in 1949. To rub it in, Jim Hearn, the Giants' right-hander, went« the route only for the'second time this season and registered his first Ebbets Field triumph since July 3, 1952. Willie Mays, Monte Irvin, Wes Westrum and Alvin Dark smacked the homers. Gil Hodges got one for .the Dodgers. It was No. 28 for Mays, tops in both leagues. Indians Yanks Win Cleveland's Indians drubbed the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 for their 10th victory in the last. 11 games. All the Indian runs came in the second inning. The New York Yankees trounced the Boston Red Sox 17-9, remaining 3% games behind first-place Cleveland. Chicago's white Sox, struggling to stay within reach of the Indians, shut out Detroit 9-0 behind the four-hit pitching of Don Johnson." Milwaukee's Braves nipped the . Chicago Cubs 1-0 as Chet Nichols j outhurled Howie Pollet in a south-' paw duel. Danny O'Connell's seventh-inning single followed by Jim Pendleton's double accounted for the lone run. 6 Lowrey's pinch Hit Wins Peanuts Lowrey's pinch single with the bases loaded and two out in the llth gave the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight victory over the Cincinnati Redlegs. 5-4. Rain washed out the scheduled twi- night double-header between Pittsburgh and the Phillies in Philadelphia. Washington and the Philadelphia Athletics were not scheduled. The Yankees enjoyed their most productive day of the season, pounding four Boston pitchers for 17 hits in a game that was halted in the eighth inning by rain. Yogi Berra drove in five runs with a triple and homer and Irv Noren took over the American League batting lead with four hits in five times at bat. The Indians combined three hits. a sacrifice fly and four walks by Bob Turley to score all their runs in the second inning as Mike Garcia registered his llth triumph. Bobby Avila's two-run double was the key blow. tf The White Sox smashed 16 hits, including a home run by Ron Jackson, the 6-foot-7 20-year-old bonus first baseman. FALLING HARD—A tense Tessie Hopkins fails to clear the bar in the high jump in the Women's Amateur Athletic Association Championships at London's White City. Arms shoot out m- stinctivelv'to break the fall. Better luck next time, m'm! (NEA) Neither Has Won Alston, Stengel Go Into All-Star Game All Even By FRANK ECK AP Newsfeatures Sports Editor BROOKLYN. N. Y.—"He hasn't changed one bit," E. J. (Buzzie) Bavasi began. "He's the same fellow I knew at Nashua (N.H.) eight years ago, and the same fellow I knew at Montreal in 1950," said the vice-president of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Bavasi was talking about Walter Alston, the balding 42-year-old Dodger manager who stepped into the noisy shoes of Chuck Dressen. Buzzie was Smokey Alston's general manager those two years. "Walter has picked up the National League ropes rapidly," said Bavasi. "He's doing a fine job." How do the fans and players feel about this comparative unknown who has been m ;'ne Dodger minor league chain 10 years? ' "The fans are interested in the players, not the manager," answered Bavasi. "The players love the guy." Alston will be seeing his first All-Star game when he leads the National League against Casey Stengel's American,League team in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 13. How does Alston feel about it: "I appreciate the chance and feel it's a great honor," says the Dodger pilot. "I've watched some of the games on television and heard some on the radio." The modest pilot is wel! pleased with the system of having the fans vote for the players who are to appear in the starting- lineup. He's also pleased with the system whereby each All-Star manager selects . the pitching staff, \vitb one exception. He knows Warren Spahn, Milwaukee southpaw, is a great pitcher but ssys. "I haven't seen enough of him against us." But he knows more about Karvey Haddix of the Cards. Robin Roberts of the Phillies and Sal Mag- lie of the Giants. Alston is the first All-Star manager to make the game on a pass. He "replaces" Dressen, who "left" the employ of a pennant winner. A similar situation prevailed in 1948 when Burt Shotton was called in to pilot the NL team. He was out of the majors but had won the 1947 pennant, the year Leo Durocher was suspended from baseball. Alston would like nothing better than to see the NL make it five straight over Stengel. In that respect Smokey is starting even with ol' Case. Neither has won an All-Star game. Courier News OutlastsGMAC ty 18-14 Score The Courier News Dirty Sox out| lasted GMAC in "Y" softball league play yesterday by four runs as both teams went wild at bat soaring the final score to 18-14. An eight-run splurge in the fifth i by the Sox brought them into a j 13-all tie after trailing GMAC from I the first inning. ! GMAC took a one-run lead again I in the top of the sixth, but the j Dirty Sox came right back with j five tallies in their naif of the in- j ning to wrap up the contest. I The Insurers got off to a quick i lead with five runs in the first, i added two in the fourth and six in i the fifth, while holding the Courier | News to five in the , first five | frames. Marvin Ross led the winners ! with a driving bat as he racked j up two homers, a triple and a sin' gle in four trips to the plate. Chil- Football All-Stars G oost Baseball GB .684 .615 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L' Pet New York 54 25 Brooklyn 48 30 Philadelphia ... 39 34 .534 12 Milwaukee 40 37 .519 13 Cincinnati 38 40 .487 15 ^ St. Louis 37 41 .474 16Y 2 Chicago 27 48 .360 25 Pittsburgh 25 53 .321 28 1 / 2 Today's Games New York at Brooklyn Milwaukee at Chicago Cincinnati at St. Louis (N) Only games scheduled Wednesday's Results New York 10, Brooklyn 2 St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 4 (11 innings) Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, doubleheader postponed rain. Milwaukee 1, Chicago 0 GB Cleveland .. New York . Chicago ... Detroit Washington Philadelphia Baltimore . AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet 55 23 .705 — 53 28 .654 3& 50 30 .625 6 32 43 .427 21^ 32 44 .421 22 29 46 .387 24*2 30 48 .385 25 Boston 28 47 .373 25 V 2 Today's Games Chicago at Detroit Baltimore at Cleveland Only games scheduled Wednesday's esults New York 17, Boston 9 (called in eighth, rain) Chicago 9, Detroit 0 Cleveland 6, Baltimore 1 Only games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB .593 — Atlanta Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga Memphis Mobile Little Rock Nashville 51 35 50 38 .568 50 39 .562 48 41 .539 40 47 .460 40 48 .455 12 37 52 .416 15V 2 34 50 .405 16 Yesterday's Eesults Nashville 7, Little Bock 1 Chattanooga 4, Memphis 2 Atlanta 3, Mobile 1. Birmingham 4-10, New Orleans 0-14 „ Games Today Birmingham at Atlanta New Orleans at Mobile Only games scheduled MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Louisville 5, Charleston 1 Columbus 10, Toledo 5 St. Paul 7, Kansas City 1 Minneapolis at Indianapolis, postponed Texas League San Antonio 7-4, Shreveport 2-6 Fort Worth 8,Dallas 7 (10 innings) Houston- 9, Beaumont 6 Oklahoma City at Tulsa, postponed Southern A&socation Birmingham 4-10, New Orleans 0-14 Nashville 7, Little Rock 1 Atlanta 3, Mobile 1 Chattanooga 4, Memphis 2 Western League Wichita- 12, Pueblo 5 Omaha 1, Des Moines 0 Sioux City 5, Lincoln 2 Denver 4, Colorado Springs 1 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB 47 24 .662 — 40 27 .597 7 38 33 .535 9 30 37 .448 15 30 41 .423 17 23 46 .333 23 CHICAGO (ft — This year's all- star football game may find the collegians with an advantage to offset the pro champions' usually- superior organization . It's a combination of the stars' own versatility and a rule that will prohibit the pro Detroit Lions from making their customary use of platoons and specialists for every occasion . The 21st annual charity classic at Chicago's Soldier Field Aug. 13 will be played under the limited Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oakland, Calif — Carl (Bobo) Olson. 167, San Francisco, knocked out Pedro GOnzales, 163, Rankin, Pa., 4 (non-title). Philadelphia — Joe Giardello," 158, Philadelphia, outpointed Billy Kilgore, 162 1 / 2 . Miami, 10. Newcastle, N. B—Yvon Durelle, Bale Ste. Anne, N. B., outpointed Doug Harper, Calgary, 12. (for Canadian lightheavyweight championship-). substitution rule to which the colleges returned last season. In the 20 previous games, the pros won 12 and the AH Stars six. There were two ties. Maryland's Jim Tatum, who'll head the all-star coaching staff, certainly isn't overlooking the opportunity presented by the rule as he rounds up the talent he will put •into training at Purdue University July 23. Though only half completed, the 1954 assemblage of college greats appears to be the most versatile ever. For instance Lamar McHan, one of the stars' multi-talented backs, earned all-Southwest Conference honors as both a T quarterback and a single wing tailback at Arkansas. •Expecting to select a squad of about 50, Tatum to date has named 28 all-stars, including end Gary Knafecl, Colorado; guard Bob Hantla, Kansas; and halfback Very! Switzer, Kansas State. El Dorado Greenville Meridian Pine Bluff Monroe Hot Springs yesterday's Results Monroe 2, Pine Bluff 1 Hot Springs 6, Greenville 2 El Dorado 4, Meridian 3 Games Today Pine Bluff at Monroe Greenville at Hot Springs Meridian at El Dorado dress and Ledbetter also homered for the Courier. Johnson led GMAC's attack with a homer, a triple and a double and McCaliLl had a triple, two doubles and a single. McDaniels was the winning pitcher for Courier and Clark was the loser, giving • up 23 hits. A's Future Remains Uncertain Civic Leaders At Philadelphia Study Problem PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some 75 top leaders in Philadelphia meet with Mayor Joseph S. Clark Jr. today to plot the future of American League baseball in the city where the Philadelphia Athletics once were synonymous with championship teams. Meanwhile,. interest among Philadelphia baseball fans stirred somewhat as the- Athletics prepared to open a 17-game home stand. It was reported that advance ticket sales have picked up considerably over the past few days. "One of our games with Cleveland has attracted such an advance that indications are we'll have as big a crowd as we did on opening day." a club spokesman said. A crowd of 16,331 turned out to see the A's beat Boston 6-4 April 13. "Understand, it is rather late to build high hopes around advance sales," the spokesman added, "But I will say that if tickets had gone all season the way they have in the past few days, we would'not be faced with such a problem now." Need 400,000 Roy and Earle Mack have been o.uoted as telling Clark, in'an appeal for help from the city, that unless the A r s can draw 400,000 fans in the club's remaining home games, the franchise will be moved or sold. Clark last week announced today's meeting for the purpose of discussing ways and means of bolstering the A's attendance, which has' totaled around 135,000 paid so far. Clark said he plans to form a committee to be known as the "Mayor's Committee to Keep the Athletics in Philadelphia." It is understood that the Macks told Clark that several cities, including Minneapolis, Dallas, Kansas City and Houston, were after the A's franchise. Cards Pressed 5-4 in 111nnings Lowrey's Pinch Single Drives In Winning Marker ST. LOUIS (& — Twice the St. Louis Cardinals held leads over the Cincinnati Redlegs last night but they still had to produce a few thrilling minutes before taking a 5-4 llth inning victory from the visitors. Cincinnati made it 4-4 in the eighth and until the llth things dragged along at Busch Stadium. Then Stan Musial opened up with a double. An intentional pass to Ray Jablonski and safe bunt by Rip Repulski filled the bases with no one out. That still didn't mean victory. Joe Cunningham and Bill S"arni each forced a man at the plate. Bue Peanuts Lowrey came up for pitcher Al Brazle and sent Art Fowler's first pitching ringing into right center field, Repulski scoring. The Redbirds had made it 4-2 in the sixth as Red Schoendienst doubled home two runs. That, with an earlier single, made it 26 straight games in which he has hit. 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Those balls, come down at you so fast you either do or you don't. "I've only been an infielder a few years after catching most of my life. I'm just now getting around to the point where I'm feeling comfortable. * * * "You can credit a lot of my improved batting to being in Detroit. Every ballplayer knows it's a hitter's, park. I'm knocking in a lot more runs because I'm batting seventh or way down there • some place, like I was most of the tima in Cleveland. •'I always knew I could hit. ''It's just like Steve Gromek was always a good pitcher. He didn't' have to come to Detroit with me to prove it. Whenever he got a chance, like in that World Series against the Yanks, he delivered. "It beats me why I was never given a shot at third with the Indians, but I've got no gripe. I'm perfectly happy in Detroit." Boone is the solid man in a Detroit lineup spiced with young sters. Hell be 31 on July 27, just reaching his peak as a hitter. Above .300 for most of this season, Ike's also challenging for the American League home run lead-f ership- * * * .."Give Bobby Thomson an assist for that," he says "Remember when he was slumping so bad for the Giants a couple of years ago and changed his batting stance to a crouch? "I saw him in an exhibition game last year and got an idea it might help me. The crouch gives me more power. I see the ball bet- EXCHANGE OF LETTERS DACE VOU TO COME'UM. OUT PRQN\ UNOEft CAP A C CAP. WZRB TW£ LOT OP ALL-2TA& THIRD ter. The bad knees which pleagued Boone in Cleveland have eased up under the less arduous grind of covering third base. "I've lost a half step in my speed." Ray BoOne confesses. "But I don't have to be as fast. Not as long as I can belt them out of the park once in a while and only have to trot around the bases." The tense young man who worried himself out of Cleveland has found serenity in Detroit. The Indians? They've had three men at third base this year and are just now coming back to Al Rosen.. White Sox Pick 'Em Big CHICAGO l#> — When the White Sox pick 'em they pick 'em big. Their new bonus aquisition Ron Jackson is six feet seven and weighs 225 pounds. Jackson, a first baseman, was a junior at Western Michigan College. Since the rookie was paid a bonus of more than $6,000, he must stay with the Sox for two seasons. hit, took second on Brooks Lawrence's bunt and scored as Wally Moon singled to left. Overweight? WITHOUT CALQRfES] Sweetens Instantly , USE FASWEET in Drinks, Foods and COOKING AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Avila, Cleveland. .356; Noren, New York, .354; 'Rosen, Cleveland, .325; Mantle. New York .318; Fox and Minoso, Chicago and Busby, Washington, .317. Runs batted in — Minoso. Chicago, 66; Berra, New York 64; Mantle, New York, 62: Doby, Cleveland, 61; Rosen, Cleveland, 59. Home runs — Mantle, New York 18; Doby, Cleveland, 15; Rosen, Cleveland, Boone, Detroit and Zer- nial, Philadelphia, 14. Stolen bases — Jensen, Boston and Minoso, Chicago, 11; Rivera, Chicago, 10; Busby. Washington, 9; Fox and Michaels, Chicago, 8. Pitching — Reynolds, New York 9-1, .900; Stone, Washington, 7-1, .875; Consuegra, Chicago, 10-2, .833; Keegan, Chicago, 11-3, .786; Morgan, New York. 7-2, .778. Strikeouts —Turley, Baltimore, 103 ;Trucks, Chicago, 83; Wynn, Cleveland, 77; Pierce, Chicago and i 73. Hoeft, Detroit, 72. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Snider, Brooklyn, .371; Mueller, New York. .351; Schoendienst, St. Louis. .339: Musial, St. Louis, .335; Hamner, Philadelphia, .333. * Runs batted in — Musial, St. Louis, 81; Jablonski, St. Louis, .71; .Snider. Brooklyn, 69; Hodges, Brooklyn, 68; Mays, New York, 66. Home runs — Mays, New York, 28; Musial. St. Louis. 26; Sauer, Chicago, 23; Hodges, Brooklyn and Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 21. • Stolen bases — Bruton, Milwaukee, 17; Temple, Cincinnati. -11: Fondy. Chicago, 9; Moon, St. Louis 8; Ma thews, Milwaukee. 7. Pitching — Antonelli, New York, 12-2, .857; Wilhelm, New York, 82, .800: Haddix, St. Louis, 12-4, .750; Meyer. Brooklyn, 6-2, .750; Grissom, New York, 8-3, .727. Strikeouts — Haddix, St. Louis, 94; Roberts, Philadelphia, 93; Spahn, Milwaukee, '79; Erskine, Brooklyn, 74; Antonelli, New York, Charter No. 14389 Reserve District No. 8 Report of Condition of The First National Bank of Blytheville in the State of Arkansas, at the close of business on June 30, 1954. Published in response to call made by Comptroller of the Currency, under Section 5211, U. S. Revised Statutes. ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balance, and cash items in process of collection 51,557,627.78 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 1,308,322.48 Obligations of States and political subdivisions 503,057.81 Corporate stocks including S15.000.00 stock of Federal Reserve bank) 15,000.00 Loans and discounts including 51,423.17 overdrafts; 3,747,144.65 Bank premies owned $60,000. furniture and fixtures 519,106.65 79,106.65 Other assets 63,996.59 TOTAL ASSETS $7,274,255.96 LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations $5.066,696.24 Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations.. 7B8.619.93 Deposits of United States Government (including postal savings) 66,705.74 Deposits of States and political subdivisions.. 523,319.32 Deposits of banks 170,638.52 Other deposits (certified and cashier's checks, etc.) 18,643.92 TOTAL DEPOSITS $6,634,673.67 TOTAL LIABILITIES I $6,634,673.67 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Capital Stock: Common stock, total par $200.000.00 $ 200,000.00 Surplus 300,000.00 Undivided profits 139,582.29 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 639,582.29 Contains NO Sugar 'HAS'NO FOOD VALUE Absolutely ^FATTENING J POOPS Will SWIlTfN » CUP Of comt OB TIA * A$K yOVR DOCTOR Get Fasweel At Dm* &. Grocery Stores Everywhert TOTAL LIABILITIES and CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $7,274,255.96 MEMORANDA Assets pledged or assigned to secure liabilities and for other purposes ....$ 235,000.00 Loans as shown above are after deduction,of reserves of 110,000.00 Loans to farmers directly guaranteed and redeemable on demand by the Commodity Credit Corporation, and certificates of interest reprerenting ownership thereof 1,236,273.62 Total amount of Loans, Certificates of Interest and Obligations, or Portions Thereof (listed above), which are fully backed or insured by agencies of the United States Govcrn- men t(other than "United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed") $1,236,273.62 I, Jack C. Owen, cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. JACK C. OWEN, Cashier. Correct—Attest; E. M. REGENOLD CHAS. ROSE B. R. KAYS, Directors. State of Arkansas, County of MiSvSissippi, ss: Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6 day of July, 1*54, and I hereby certify that I am not an officer or director of this b»nk. (Seal) JESSE TAYLOR, Notary Public. My commission expires J*n. 1, 1958.