The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 19, 1954
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MONDAY. JVLY 19, 1*M BLYTHEYILLB (ARK.) COURIER PAQB OTIH Between You'n Me Mathias Is Finished Jones Gets Gun Permit After Tipoff By MUKRAY OLDERMAN NEA Staff Writer One of baseball's greatest young stars is being threatened with a paternity suit that looks like headlines ... despite the efforts of his club to quash it ... If Branch Rickey left the Pirates, 25 people would be lopped off the payroll , . . "The stenographers have ste- nograpjters," cracked a Pittsburgh writer . . . With the possible exception of golf, Bob Mathias says he's through with serious Sports competition . . . which he'll forsake for the life of a movie star after his two-year hitch in the Marines. . . . The idea is to build him. into another John Wayne. . . His pretty wife, Melba, who co-starred with him in "The Bob Mathias Story," to be released in October, winks, with a smile, "I tried out for the part because I didn't want those other starlets smooching my Robert." A gnn permit has been issued to Bobby Jone*, the Oakland welterweight who reported a bribe offer by Clarence Henry before the Joey GiardcUo fight. . . . Nice clean sport, that boxingr. . . * * * The Giants are worried stiff about the flood of adulation coming to Willie Mays not because the kid's head will be swayed, but because of the encroachment on his spare time. . . They were glad to get him on the road before the All-Star Game, . . Vic Janowicz has been playing with the Pirates because the front office doesn't want him to go to the football Washington Redskins . . . not for the reason that his baseball future is so bright, but because hi » half year this bonus baby can be sent out to stock one of the farm, clubs. . . . Herman Franks, the coach, was playfully wrestling with Monte Irvin in the Giants' dugout when the big outfielder cautioned, "Careful now, I've got a secret weapon" . . . and pointed to roomie Willie Mays, sitting alongside. . . . Frank Frisch is still receiving mail about Dusty Bob Mathias Rhodes' crack on the Flash's TV show: "Those Pirates play like big leaguers against us." . . . Second baseman Davey Williams' back feels so great he discarded the sponge used to build up his left heel after wearing' it more than a year. . . * » * And then there was the one about the fellow playing center field when a long drive was cracked over his head . . .. He gave chase, the outfield gate was open, he ran. out into the street, tore. up two blocks, grabbed a ride on a fire truck, went five more blocks and just as he turned around to catch the ball, a fireman leaned over the side and muttered, "Woulda been a home run in the Polo Grounds' bleachers," The American League's surprise hitter, Irv Noren, was a professional basketball player before he took to baseball, performing once with the Chicago Gears and before that he played on a quintet called the Red Jackie Robinson. . . Devils, with The first person to call Helen Furgol after she saw husband Ed win the U. S. Open on television (from St. Louis, where she had to tend shop) was Doris Mayer, whose husband, Dick, blew his chance with a seven on the final hole. . . "What a gal," smiles Mrs. Furgol, "first, she congratulates me, collect, then she says, 'Wait a minute. I'm standing in front of the Scoreboard and they're erasing something.' "... Trick golfer Paul Hahn, wiho roped Allie Reynolds into his act at Yankee Stadium, says The Chief Forfeit Not New For Cards, Phils Back in 1937, Similar Deal Cost Medwiek Title NEW YORK (2) — Forfeit games ai*e not entirely new to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cards and Phillies "tangled" in the second game of their doubleheader yesterday before the umpires forfeited the game . to the Phillies. The same two clubs were involved in a forfeited game back in 1937 when the umpires awarded the second game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia to St. Louis, accusing the Philadelphia players of stalling. The game cost Joe Medwiek of the Cards the home run" title. A homer Medwiek hit was wiped out and he finished the year with 31, tying Mel Ott of the New York Giants for the lead. The game lasted only three innings with St. Louis holding a 3-0 lead on homers by Medwiek and Leo Durocher. All records were wiped out as the game didn't go the legal five innings. Years ago forfeits were common. In 1900 there were half a dozen forfeits when crowds flocked onto the field. LWELV 9ALL AND THE OSAP ASM, IT* A850LUTSLY VITAL ALWAV4 CW Game and Fish News Keene and Cortex In Mat Feature Mad Mexican) Cortez, join forces tonight in the main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Keene and Cortez are slated to team against Lee Fields and Chief Lone Eagle in the tag match that will highlight the Legion's card. Tonight's bout is expected to develop into a grudge fight between Cortez and Lone Eagle as a bit of bad blood exists between them. Brooklyn Pilot Is Accused Of Too Much Two-Platooning By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Twice in closing out World Series, Casey Stengel, foremost proponent of platoon baseball, went against his own book. Professor Stengel brought in left-handed Bob Kuzava to extinguish right-hand power. Kuzava, you see, just happened to be the most formidable pitcher —left or right—that the Yankees had left. and Fields takes on Cortez. is the first piest he's ever seen hit a ball with the double shaft, which can power drives up ta 365 yards. . . . Between you'n'me, since he's become such a nice guy, does Leo Durocher expect to finish last? . . . Rowe Sees Yankees in Breeze NEW YORK 12) — Manager Freddie Hutchinson of the Detroit Tigers and Schoolboy Rowe, his first lieutenant, agreed today that the New York Yankees will win their sixth straight pennant but they differed as to the degree. Sees Fight Hutchinson thinks the Yankees will win only after a hard-fought battle with Cleveland and Rowe believes the defending champions will win in a breeze. Hutchinson commented on the Yankees' prospects yesterday after the Tigers had split a double- header with them, losing 6-0, then winning 8-6. "I'm, not sure they have the better team, but they have a psychological edge over Cleveland," he said. "After all, they've been in three straight dogfights with the Indians and they've come out on top every time." No One Else Rowe, former Tiger pitching great who returned to the club in the capacity of a pitching and first base coach this year, didn't mince any words. "I can't see anybody but the far. New "Total Power" Esso Extra is breaking aH past sales records ...far outsells every other premium gasoline because it's the best you can buy! %our sign of "Happy Motoring" ftrif In jwfe* of hoik premium tnd regular gasoton* in the area where Esso products are sold Cop:. 195-1. CsselM. Yankees. There's nobody around that can beat 'em. They're making their move now and once they grab the lead from Cleveland, nobody is going to take It away from them. Certainly not the Indians. They'll fold like an accordion. They always do." faces a southpaw. Country Slaughter always contended that he didn't care how the pitcher threw as long as he didn't use both arms at the same time. Mickey Mantle's weaknesses are opposites. Batting left-handed, th Mick's blind spot is an inside pitch across the letters. When he bat right-handed, the pitchers get him Out with a low outside pitch. Any batter, excellent from one side of the plate and benched when the pitching is contrary — Hank Bauer of the Yankees, for example — will argue that he'c plaster the other type of pitching too, if permitted to tackle i throughout a stretch of games. With all the right hand-left hand talk, the question was who started it. Garry Schumacher, the old baseball writer who assists President Horace Stoneham of the Giants traces platooning back to the six bating Duke Snider, who in the years—from 1919 through '24—that middle of the right-hand loaded i Branch Rickey managed the Car- Brooklyn batting order, rarely dinals.* In the preliminary bouts Keene .. Now Watler Alston is being criti- is scheduled to meet Lone Eagle . C1 ?J for carrying the right and - — 5 left-hand business to an extreme. In the course of the Giants' sweep at Ebbets Field, the Dodgers' freshman foreman sent up Charley Kress, who was one for 13; George Shuba, batting .170; and Rube Walker, hitting .188, as pinch-hitters simply because they swung from the left-hand side of the plate against the right-hand pichers, Sal Grissom. In Maglie and Marv the dugout at the time were such menacing right- hand swatters as Jackie Robinson, .321, and Pee Wee Reese, .296. * • » Any good hitter will tell you that the platoon business is vastly overrated, although they point to the advantage enjoyed by the left-hand SAVE 62'ON ANCIENT AGE 4/5qt. ORIGINAL AND GENUINE QUALITY "That's why Rickey always so greatly admired Leo Durocher," testifies Schumacher. "Leo made the Rickey theories applicable and won with them 30 years later." » * * Al Schacht recalls that Bucky Harris popularized the left-hand pitcher against the left-hand batter formula in the World Series of 1924. "I hadn't noticed it before that," recollects Schacht, the one-time Washington pitcher, "although By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — For the first time in 15 years ther* has been a drop in the number of resident hunting and fishing licenses in Arkansas. A 1953-54 fiscal year report by the Commission reveals a decrease of some 6,000 resident fishing licenses and 23,000 resident hunting licenses. The fiscal year report shows that slight decline in revenues from hunt- there were 264,873 resident fishing ing and fishing license*, the Com- licenses in 1953-54 as compared to 271,625 the previous fiscal year. A similar comparison of resident hunting license shows a decrease this past fiscal year to 214,446 as compared to 237,452 the previous fiscal year. At the s*use time figures reveal that there were increases in both resident hunting and fishing licenses. None-resident fishing licenses increased by better than 1,000 and non-resident trip fishing licenses increased by more than 12,000 over this same period. There were slight increases in non-resident licenses to hunt big game. Drouth to Blame In analyzing the above figures, Commission officials point out that that tbe primary cause of the decline in resident license was the unusually long drouth of last year. This in turn resulted in the necessity of curtailing some of the hunting seasons because of the fire mission is pleased to report that over-all revenues for this past fiscal year have set an all-time high. . The fiscal report reveals an overall increase of $3,334.46 over the 1952-53 fiscal year. A portion of the reduced revenues from resident licenses was made up by non-resident increases. However, ihe Commission reports two other major items responsible for bringing up the total annual revenues. These items were rental of office space in the Commission's new building to other state agencies and the sale of a number of used automobiles and trucks by the Commission. Continued dry weather throughout the state is seriously affecting general fishing conditions. The Commission is - operating rescua crews in several areas in «aStem, southern, and southwestern sections, attempting to salvage fish in stranded areas. The crews operating in the borrow hazards during the late fall months. | P it s in the vicinity of Big Lake and '--•- - - -- - -- - — These same general conditions resulted in a severe water shortage adversely affecting both the duck hunting season and the quail season. It is further pointed out that Arkansas has probably reached the saturation point in the number of resident licenses sold in the state. For several years now the total number of licenses has exceeded the number of poll tax receipts in the state. It is alsso believed that the ratio of hunting and fishing license to population in Arkansas exceeds that of most other states in the nation. Even though there has been a John McGraw obviously had seen something he liked, in Rickey's scheming. "The Giants had a young left- land hitting first baseman named Bill Terry, whom Harris respected more than he did George Kelly. So in the fourth game. Harris started Curly Ogden, a right-hand- to get Terry in the batting order. "George Mogridge, a left-hander, went in after Ogden pitched to the irst hitter. That brought in Kelly nd the Senators won. 7-4, and went on to take the Seris, 4-3." Practically , everybody with an extra ballplayer of worth has been platooning ever since. Joe McCar- hy wa« the one notable exception. The winningest manager of them all believed in the complete ball- layer right down to his last frus- rating day with the Red Sox. North and South Long Lake in Mississippi River area have already picked up approximately one-half million fish that have been placed in good waters. At present crews are operating in Jonesboro, Texarkana, and Lake Village areas, • which, are reported critical at this stage. Miller Barber Tops at Camden CAMDEN, Ark. {B—Two -University of Arkansas students yesterday battled for the Ouachita Valley golf championship, and Miller Barber of Texarkana, Ark., came out the winner. Barber fired even-par golf to defeat Joe Bqone of El Dorado, Ark., 3 and 2, at the Camden Country Club. Barber entered the finals after whipping Charles Woodard of Magnolia, Ark., one-up, in yesterday morning's semifinals. Boone defeated Toxie Bourn of" Haynesville. La., 3 and 2, in th« semifinals. Ross Coe of Ardmore, Okla., defeated defending champion Arlie Taylor of Dallas, Tex., one-up, for the consolation prize. Manager Ben Geraghty of the Jacksonville Braves of the Class A South Atlantic League formerly was an infielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers. ii This remarkable saving was planned for you fix years age... go that tht original and gemmi* Ancient Age qvaKtf ea* now tx enjoyed by mope people than evert the continuing policy of the Ancient Age Company to make our brcuxd ovoftodfe at, tfei lowest, possible price consistent with quality. This new reduction is the result of looking ahead patiently laying away stocks and an increasing consumer demand Jor thie superlative Ask for («. * • for unchanging "Double A* luxury! iTRAIGHTKENTUCKY BOURBON -6YEARS OLD -86 PROOF -ANCIENT AGE OIST. CO., FRANKFORT, KY. is the Price too The dollar cost of providing increased water supplies under current conditions will be high. Will it b€ too high? It might appear to be more economical to wait for a downward curve in the whole structure of prices and wages before undertaking the kind of construction programs required to meet our needs. But where are the signs that such a curve ig in the making? And how long can we afford to wait? It took just one hot dry summer to imperil the water supply of many millions of people. Suppose next year—or th« year after—brings similar conditions? Picture a shortage that goes beyond the critical stage. New York was only days away from such a crisis. Some smaller places went through it. Picture a water supply inadequate to handle a serious fire. Picture a water supply insufficient to maintain proper sanitation. Picture a a water supply no longr able to keep industrial processes functionnig. The price of keeping pace with the need for water may seem high, but what about the price of failure? One uncontrolled fire, one epidemic, a group of major industries lost to the community—any of these could involve an expense beside which the price of improved water supplies—even with costs what they are—would hardly be noticeable. Water is essential to life—the life of a city as well a« tht Mfe of a human being. Without wattr, a man dies. Without water, m community faces the same fate. In the face of a crisis, no price can be too high. High priee* jMki4 to prevent a crisis are low prices! Blytheville Water Co. "Wottr It Your Ctafptrt Commodity"

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