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FACE SOT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY IS- 1954 es' Title Fight Boom Grows After TKO Victory Big Cuban Calls Jackson a Clown By JACK HAND NEW YORK (AP) — Nino Valdes rides the glory road toward a 1955 shot at heavyweight champion Rocky Marci ano today as Hurricane Tommy Jackson blows harmless!) out to sea. The lobby of Madison Square Garden told the story of last night's two-round TKO victory for the Cuban giant on the automatic three-knockdown rule. Valdes ambled through a swarm of happy admirers, pausing to sign autographs and greet handshakers with & wide grin. Outside, in the pouring rain, Jackson walked with head down, mumbling to himself. His family trailed behind, trying to convince him to go'back to the hotel. "I won't fight nobody else until I fight him," Jackson had said in hi* dressing room. He made a stormy scene in the ring, tearing the referee's scorecard in two, before police ushered him to his dressing room. "He had nothing." said Valdes, through an interpreter. "He clown fighter. Everybody expect us to go, All-Star Tilt Set for Manila Little Delta Loop Event Scheduled For Monday Night DELL — R. B. Crawford. Little Delta League president, today announced plans for -the loop's all- star tilt which will be run off under Manila's lights Monday night at 8 o'clock. Trigger Wall, coach of the league-leading Manila club, will coach the Mississippi County all- stars. The two star squads will be selected from the four teams in Mississippi County *nd- the four in Craighead County which make up the eight-team circuit. Here are the Mississippi County stars as selected by the coaches in the county: Scott, Shelton, McFall, Wagner, Sickles — Manila. Sullivan, Bevill, B. Brother, Eubanks — Burdette. Smith, Hubbard, W. Edwards — Dell. Redfairn, McCain, Olive — Luxora. To assist him. Wall named Robert Edwards of Dell and Burdette's Charley Hicks. Moore of Manila and Murray of Dell were picked by Wall to do the pitching. Black Oak's Elvis Poe will boss the Craighead stars. Here's a run-down on league standings: Manila 12 1 Burdette 11 1 Black Oak 10 2 Dell 9 5 Monette 6 8 Childress 3 9 Luxora 2 10 Dixie 0 10 to body, we go to head in second round." About Marciano? "I knock him out in four rounds." . Rates Title Shot Harry Markson, managing director of the International Boxing Club, said "Valdes rates the next shot at Marciano after the rematch with Ezzard Charles that we hope to run in September." Valdes, an 11-5 underdog, overwhelmed the listless Hurricane who showed only one brief flash of the fiery newcomer who stopped Rex Layne, beat Clarence Henrj and knocked out Dan Bucceroni in his exciting rise • from prelim boy to No. 5 contender. In the first round, the Cuban thumped at Jackson's body with both hands. Shifting to the head when the jigging Jackson came out for the second, Valdes drove his man half through the ropes with a solid right. Although the timekeeper counted four, Referee Al Berl ruled no knockdown. Knockdown Disputed Another right sent Jackson to the floor for an automatic-eight- count. Actually he was up at two. Another flurry and a bull rush drove Jackson to his knees. He was up at one but the count again went to the automatic eight. The third knockdown that ended the bout, under New York rules that require a referee to halt a fight when one man has been down three times in one round, was disputed by many in the crowd of 4,465. It looked as though a push, following a blow to the neck, sent Jackson down. No matter what it was, Berl ruled "knockdown" and the fight was over at 23:5 of the second. Valdes weighed 204, Jackson, Wards Pushes Past GMAC on Big First Frame A big, five-run first inning paved the way for an 8-4 victory by Montgomery Wards over GMAC in the Y's Men Softball League yesterday afternoon. Singles by Tinker, Lutes and Crowe were all the damaging blows in that first inning, but two errors on balls batted by Baker and McAdoo let five runs come home. McCaskill's homer in the first and McAllister's similar blow in second were the trouble-makers for GMAC. McAllister's knock came with Harshman and Metcalf on base. From the second on, GMAC could pick up only one hit and one run off Baker. Meanwhile Ward was getting two in the fourth when Malone's dou- Strong Legion Wins Another Jaycees Victims Of Air Tight Pitching by Dorris By J. P. FRIEND Doug Dorris extended his Little League winning skein to six straight games yesterday by blanking the Jaycees on two hits for a thrilling 3-0 American Legion victory. Barry Ball, Jaycees shortstop kept the Legion ace out of the Hall of Fame for a second time this season by securing the only two safeties. The first carne in the third when his bounder took a bad hop. His sixth inning drive eliminated all doubt for the scorer. Otherwise, Dorris was the complete master. Only four other runners graced the paths and none advanced as far as second in the campaign's most dominated game, despite the fact that the star chunker racked up only five strikeouts, smallest lot of any of his six contests. Marshall Effective Jimmy Marshall was quite pitcher, too. Except for the second when the winners poured over their three tallies on two of their four hits, the elongated righthander matched Dorris pitch for pitch. He made only one serious mistake. With two runners on base he fed a fat pitch into little Frank Webb and the Legion third baseman showed his appreciation by poling it between the outfielders for a home run which meant the ole ball game. Marshall also kept his whiff pitch hidden for most of the afternoon, fanning just five, too. He issued the only pass of the exciting contest. Dorris, who is the loop's second ranking hitter as well as the top pitcher, opened the second inning with a sharp single. Jerry (Monk) Rounsavall looked over four bad pitches and strolled. Jimmy Wells banged one at Ball and Dorris was nipped at third. Craig then smote his round tripper for the winning margin. Jaycee defense in the fourth with single and Russell (Rusty) Vtoore, half-pint shortstop with lot of possibility, secured the other safety off Marshall in the fifth. AMERICAN LEGION AB R H PO A lunkett, rf 3 Moore, ss 3 Boyd. 2b 3 Baseball Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. GB New York 57 27 .679 Brooklyn 52 32 .619 5 Philadelphia ... 40 37 .519 13& Milwaukee 41 42 .494 15 j ' z Cincinnati 41 42 .494 15 Hz St. Louis 40 42 .488 16 " Chicago 29 50 .367 25 ! /2 Pittsburgh 27 55 .329 29 Today's Games Brooklyn at Milwaukee (2) New York at St. Louis (N) Pittsburgh at Chicago (2) Philadelphia at Cincinnati (2) Wednesday's Results Brooklyn 2, Milwaukee 1 (12 innings) AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GB| Cleveland ...:.. 56 27 .675 New York 56 28 .667 y 2 Chicago 54 31 .635 3 Detroit .... 35 44 .443 19 Washington 32 47 .405 22 Boston 31 48 .392 23 Philadelphia ... 30 49 .380 24 Today's Games Cleveland at Philadelphia (N) Baltimore at New York (N) Detroit at Boston (2) Chicago at Washington (N) No games scheduled yesterday Gus Moreland, the old Walker Cup ace, returns to the amateur golf scene as a competitor in. the Public Links Tournament at Dallas. July 12-17 (NEA; New American League Race Will Get Under Way Tonight By ED COR RIG AN AP Sports Writer The hapless, hitless and practically helpless Baltimore Orioles invade Yankee Stadium and the Philadelphia A's, equally futile, entertain the Cleveland Indians in what you might call the openers of the "new" American League pennant race. Prof. Casey Stengel's Yankees, j the Milwaukee Braves 2-1 in 12 who spent the first half of the sea- I innings last night in the only major son flopping and floundering-, have league game played. The Brooklyn victory came the a nine-game winning streak going and are now just half a game behind the Indians, whose latest work included dropping four games to the Chicago White Sox. How About Chief? The consensus around the league is that the Yanks have the upper hand now with one big "if." He is Allie Reynolds, who missed the All-Star Game because of a muscle pull in his left hip. The ailment is a chronic one. but if it bothers him too much he may be forced back to the bullpen. Stengel has no abundance of pitchers so that could spell the difference between first and second place. hard way before a crowd of 35,470, which boosted the Milwaukee attendance over the million mark. Duke Snider batted in the runs in the first and final innings on sacrifice flies. Jim Hughes, who took over for Russ Meyer in the ninth, was the winner. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta New Orleans Birmingham Chattanooga Memphis Mobile Little Rock Nashville W L Pet. 56 38 .596 58 40 .592 53 44 51 45 GB 44 41 50 55 55 .546 4' .531 6 .468 12 .428 16 .427 16 37 54 -.407 17V 2 Dorris. p 3 Rounsavall, c ... 2 Wells, Ib 3 raig, 3b 3 Nelson, If 2 Vlullins, cf 2 24 JAYCEES AB R ourley, rf 3 0 Hedge, 3b 3 0 Ball, ss 3 0 White, c 3 0 obb. Ib 3 0 VIarshall. p 2 0 dicker, 2b 2 0 Cherry, cf 2 0 ourtney. If 2 0 arson, 2b 2 0 23 0 Summary: Runs 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 7 1 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 18 7 PO A 0 1 0 5 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 batted in — ble played a gib part, and another | Craig 3. Home run — Craig. Stol in the fifth. . -en bases — White. Base on ball Rice Was Friend to Many By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — One of the finest, most lovable men it has been our privilege to know, Grantland Rice, will not be seen around the big sports events again, and a greal sadness lies today over those of us who have for all these years worked and laughed in the company of the one we called "Granny." The great sports historian, who could write enduring poetry in the confusion of a cold press box, will be buried tomorrow amid the mourning of his friends, than whom few men have possessed more. If there was an enemy we never heard hi s name. Pride in Answer For going on 25 years, in every part of the country, we have been asked hundreds of times if we knew Grantland Rice. There has been a certain pride in saying yes, and then in trying to tell his readers something of the sort of man he was. There is no expectation that we will see Granny's like again. He was like this. At the height of his fame, when he was the poet laureate of the incredible '20s and his name almost a household word, he met a rookie reporter up from ALUMINUM Half - Full - Shodt * "Mtdt in Blytherille" Aluminum Storm Windows KNOP 01 M PftrfcVt? PIMM I-MM Texas and made him feel that he was a very important addition to the sports-writing community. He still was doing this.wonderful service for other young newcomers to the day of his death, and there never was once a trace of condescension. Granny's daily column was a true mirror of his own character. He liked everyoi he met, athletes and nonathletes alike, and that was the way he wrote through 50 years or more. If he felt that a Sports figure devServed a going- over he did not hesitate to say so, privately, but it simply was not in his nature to castigate a man in public. We have heard it suggested by men who did not know Granny personally that he was perhaps overgenerous in this respect and that he might do better to join the current "get tough" school of sports writing. The answer to that one was that he appeared to have done pretty well over a long span, and that he had made nothing except friends, which was desirable. We're Declaring War!! ON HIGH WATER BILLS NERVE-RACKING DRIPS We'll Give You $1.00 Trade-in On Your Old Worn Out Faucets. Well Show You How To Install The New One. STOP PAYING FOR WATER YOU DO NOT USE. See Us Today. —HURRY—THIS OFFER IS LIMITED— Berry Allen Plbg. & Hlg. Co. Office Mourn M. 24 Hour Service .117 S. Jn« Rtrfft phone 2-22<M or 3*$*W« Yesterday's Results Mobile at Atlanta postponed, rain Birmingham 11-4, New Orleans 8-5 (1st went 9 innings, 2nd called end of 7 innings by agreement) Little Rock 11, Chattanooga 5 Memphis 8, Nashville 7 Games Today All-Stars at Atlanta Only game scheduled MLVOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association St. Paul 3, Kansas City 2 Toledo 7, Columbus 6 Minneapolis 5, Indianapolis 1 Louisville 3, Charleston 2 Texas League Oklahoma City 8-12, Dallas 5-9 Houston 11, San Antonio 1 Shreveport 3. Beaumont 1 Fcrt Worth 2, Tulsa 0 Western League Denver 5, Sioux City 1 Lincoln 4, Omaha 3 Wichita 5. Des Moines 1 Pueblo at Colorado Springs, postponed Bears in 10-5 Win over Tigers Bill Wyatt Throws Fire-Hitter to Pace Christians By SAM NORRIS Bill Wyatt pitched a five-hitter to beat the Christian Bears 10-5 as the Presbyterian Tigers racked Conrad Leads Denver Field Trans-Mississippi Is in Second Round DENVER I.?) — Defending Champion Joe Conrad leads a field of ! 32 golfers, including nearly all the j favorites, into the second round 'of championship'play today in the i 51st Trans-Mississippi Golf Tour' nament. Conrad, from San Marcos. Tex., Air Force Base, meets Floyd Addington of Dallas in the first round of the upper flight. _.344: Avila, Cleveland. .341: Man-| Medalist Ernie Vbssler. whose Cleveland Manager Al Lopez, tie. New York. .316; Fox, Chicago, j qua ijfyi n£ r round of 66 tabs him says he is not particularly worried -315; Minoso. Chicago and Rosen, | as the leading contender for Conover the events of the past week. Cleveland, .313. Runs batted in — Minoso, Chicago. 68; Berra, New York, 65; ^ Mantle, New York 64; Doby. Cle- cbe""top"match"of the "lower" flight Major League Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting Noren. New York, rad's title, plays Ron Moore of Denver. 1-up winner over Rufus of Wichita Falls. Tex., in veland, 61; Rosen, Cleveland. 59. Topping the upsets in yester- has one point — namely, the Indians are not the kind of club that will be held to five runs in four games as they were against the White Sox last weekend. Injuries Hurt "Al Rosen and Bob Avila have been in batting slumps since their injuries," he said. "They're just in slumps that every player has to fight his way out of sometimes. They'll snap out of it and we'll be 11: Busby, Washington, 9; Fox and | Aniori g- opening round winners more dangerous than ever." | Michaels, Chicago, 8. j were R "g X Baxter' Jr., of Amarillo Home runs — Mantle, New York j day , s op enine round of champion- 18; Doby, Cleveland, 15; Minoso, \ ship play was Jim yickers' 4 and Chicag-o, Rosen. Cleveland. Boone. ! 3 loss to David Dunno f Dallas, an Detroit,'Zernial, Philadelphia and Vernon, Washington. 14. 18-year-o 1 d Southern Methodist University student. Vickers, of Stolen Bases — Jensen, Boston j wichita , was ru nner-up to Conand Minoso and Rivera, Chicago |. rad last year in Kansas City. The White Sox, for their part, j Pitching — Reynolds, New York, are three games off the pace and the way their pitching has come around, could make things uncomfortable for all concerned. Manager -Paul Richards will send Bon 9-1. .900; Keegan. Chicago, 12-3, .800; Morgan, New York and over Duke Evans of Wichita; Gene Zuspann of Goodland, Kan., over Keith Osborne of Corvallis, Ore., Keegan against the Washington t Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, Senators tonight. jl03: Trucks, Chicago, 89; Pierce, In the National League, the New | Chicago and Wynn, Cleveland, 79; York Giants start a "western trip | Coleman, Baltimore, 73. Stone, Washington. 7-2, .778; Con- j and Dick Spangler O f Lincoln, suegra. Chicago and Grim, New ^ eb over j_ c Hamilton Jr., of York, 10-3, .769. Tulsa with a five-game bulge over the Brooklyn Dodgers, who whipped up their sixth Pony League win at' sixth, taking advantage of two El Dorado Greenville Meridian Monroe Pine Bluff Hot Springs / Yesterday's Results El Dorado 11, Meridian 4 Monroe 9, Pine Bluff 7 Greenville 7. Hot Springs 4 Today's Games El Dorado at Meridian Monroe at Pine Bluff Hot Springs at Greenville GB — off Marshall 1. Strikeouts — Marshall 5, Dorris 5. Time of game: 1:06. Compress Field Wednesday afternoon. Although Wyatt's performance, which included 11 strikeouts. somewhat overshadowed the mound work of Bear hurler Jim Privett. the hard worxinc red-head went the full distance and let the Tigers down with only eight hits. Privett received miserable support as the Bears were charged with six errors. New Lineup Even though the Tigers were forced to revamp their lineup due to the loss of Catcher Wayne Hoi- brook, who has been declared ineligible, Jim Killett's boys managed to come up with some sharp stick work, including a first inning home run by Larry Lutz, now wearing the catcher's trappings vacated by Holbrobk. more Bear errors and Wyatt's single which drove in two runs. TIGERS AB R H PO A E NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Snider, Brooklyn, .363, Mueller,"New York, .356: Bell, Cincinnati, .344: Moon. St. Louis, .333; Schoendienst and, Musial, St. Louis, .331. Runs batted in — Musial, St. Louis. 82; Hodges, Brooklyn, 75; Slayton, 3b 2 Moore, ss 4 Wyatt, p Huffman, cf . Lutz, c Kelly, 1Mb 2 Hall, Ib ....:.... 3 Hatch, rf .... 0 Jarrett. 2b 3 Brogdon, rf-lf 3 3221 3230 41203 40000 4 1 1 13 0 0000 012 001 000 0 i Mays, New York and Jablonski, 2 i St. Louis, 73; Snider, Brooklyn, 72. 0 Home runs—Mays, New York, 31: Musial, St. Louis, 26: Hodges, Brooklyn. 25: Sauer, Chicago, 23; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 22. 0 Oj Stolen Bases— Bruton. Milwau- 0 0 kee. 18; Temple, Cincinnati, 11; 1 OJFondy, Chicago and Moon, St. Totals 29 10 BEARS 2000 0! Louis, 10; Matthews, Milwaukee, 8 21 5 2 7. O'Neal, If ........ 3 Privett, p ....... 3 Jayroe, 'Ib ....... 2 Howard, rf ...... 4 Tinker, 3b ....... 4 Pitching — Antonelli .New York. AB R H PO A E j 13 _2, .867; Haddix, St. Louis, 13-4, 200 °j.765: Meyer, Brooklyn, 6-2, .750; 103 Oj Wilhelm and Grissom, New York. 0 0 8-3, .727. J i Strikeouts — Roberts, Philadel- McGuire, c . Campbell, 2b The round tripper by Lutz also i Nokes, cf ........ 3 scored Ed Moore. Third Baseman Tommy Slayton, who has been batting seventh in the Tiger order, was moved into the lead-off spot, and had a perfect day, two for two, and two walks. Offensive sparkplug for the Bears was Outfielder Harold O'Neal, who garnered two hits off Wyatt in three trips, but who fell victim to Ed Moore's hidden ball play in the fourth. O'Neal doubled with two gone in the fourth but was tagged out when he took a lead off second, thinking Wyatt had the ball. O'Neal's double had batted in two runs, tying the score, and it looked like a new ball game at this point. However, the Tigers went ahead with two more runs in the fifth and had a four-run inning in the Ross, ss 2 Totals 25 0 1 1 1 6 0100 0010 2071 1012 0010 0020 and Haddix, St. Louis, 99; : j Erskine, Brooklyn and Spahn. 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