The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 21, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGI KIN1 Valdes: Trim Challenger with A Good Punch By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW. YORK — (NEA) — Nino Valdes did boxing a tremendous favor with his two-round disposal of Hurricane Tommy Jackson at Madison Square Garden. Had young Jackson outfumbled. the big Cuban, The Beast would have been in position to challenge Rocky Marciano. That would have best illustrated to what extent the heavyweight division had fallen along with the rest of the beak busting business. It ii to be sincerely hoped that Valdes forever, .banished Jackson from the ranks of people we must put up with. Reduced to a small wind, the Hurricane won't be such a pounding headache with his totally unfunny antics. Valdes presents a fresh-faced challenger of Marciano, one for whom the International Boxing Club does not have to apologize. If—and when—"Ezzard Charles is disposed of for the upteenth time, instead of worrying about how a built-up Don Cockell would go over •with the ringworms, the EBC has a Memphis Begins Belated $ABid Tribt Runs Win Streak to Seven On Pitching Power By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A belated bid for a spot in the Southern Association, playoffs began showing faint signs if success for the Memphis Chicks today after the Tribe ran its winning streak to seven games. > Don Gutteridge's long-ball hitters have begun to get better cooperation from the Chick hurling corps, and the combination has made Memphis the hottest team in the circuit for the past week. Last night an effective mixture if power hitting and good relief pitching by the amazing Dixie Howell proved to potent for pacesetting New Orleans as the Chicks made it seven in a row with a 5-4 verdict. Homers Help Home runs by George Noga and Ken Landenberger gave Memphis a four-run fourth inning which tagged young Curt Raydon with his fourth setback of the year against two victories. The lanky Howell's 3 2-3 scoreless innings in relief saved the victory for Marv Rotblatt, tiny Memphis lefthander who was cuf- fed'for two runs by the Pels in the fourth and fifth innings. Atlanta chipped half a game off the Pels' lead by rallying for nine runs in the last two innings to defeat Nashville 14-13 in the second game of a doubleheader after the Vols captured the opener 4-1. Birmingham routed Chattanooga 9-5 and Little Rock trounced Mobile 9-3. Mobile nicked Little Rock's left- hander Dick Hoeksema for 12 hits but failed to put them together effectively until the Travs fashioned a 9-0 lead. Russ Sullivan horriered with the bases loaded lor Little Rock, helping the Pebs snap a losing string at four games. ready-made draw in Valdes, who at least looks the part. Nino Yaldez Pony Team Gets Outside Victory Ed Moore hit two triples and pitched five-hit ball as the Presbyterian Tigers of the Pony League defeated Osceola 9 to 2 at Osceola Friday night. Jerry Lutz, who has replaced Wayne Holbrook as catcher for the Tigers, turned in a fine performance behind the plate. The Tigers are scheduled to meet the Methodist Eagles in a regular Pony League contest at Compress Field this afternoon at 5 o'clock. A HUGE MAN, with a fine reach and a better right hand wallop than most suspect, Valdes was a revelation to addicts who saw 1 him stand up and knock all the blow out of the touted Hurricane, who had been built up by people who didn't know a boxing glove from a goblin. Off his record of late, Valdes is best qualified for a crack at Marciano, who would take the Havana Special out in about three. The biggest recommendation- for Valdes is his size, the fact that he would be in shape, his long reach and his ability to hurt The Rock with either hand. He has also shown that he can take a pretty good whack. Valdes took a 10-round decision from Charles last year, looked excellent knocking out Heinz Neuhaus in Germany. Valdes, 29, began fighting in his native Cuba in 1941, and after having had very few outings for seven years, made an ill-fated trip to this country, in hope of making the major leagues as a first baseman. The New York Cubans, a club in the rapidly disappearing Negro Leagues, found he couldn't hit with a bat. • • * SO VALDES TURNED to boxing, wound up in three exhibitions with, Joe Louis, getting himself knocked out in the last one in Houston. Discouraged, Valdes went home, and didn't reappear on the scene until 1952. when Bobby Gleason took over his managerial reins and put him in a small club in Sunnyside, Long Island. Sunnyside Gardens was empty, and With local television it looked like a losing night for the promoters. Bars surrounding the club were packed. Valdes squared off with Joe McFadden, a heavyweight of sorts, and it seemed that World War rn was on. McPadden was down twice, then draped Valdes on the ropes. The customers screamed. It looked even better via TV, so exciting, in fact, that at the end of each round, patrons in the pubs scooped up their change, dashed to the arena and plunked their money through the wicket to see it in the flesh. "When we came into the ring, the joint was empty. When we left with a knockout in the eighth, it was mobbed," recalls Manager Gleason. * * * HARDENED FIGHT GUYS who happened to be there still talk about that fight. There were seven knockdowns. Nobody else wanted to fight Valdes, however, and when they did it was such a long time between fights that the Cubanola had trouble getting enthused about training. He became fat, slow, almost lethargic. Harold Johnson beat him in his last outing of 1952. Archie Moore outstepped him in St. Louis. Bill Gilliam and Bob Baker did the same and it appeared that Valdes was through. But Valdes then knocked out Omelio Agramonte, took the decision from Charles, beat Matt Daniels and Charley Williams, knocked out Neuhaus and won from James J. Parker. From a sloppy, ill-dressed fellow just looking to get by, Valdes has come up to a trim, 204-pound heavyweight who knows how to hold up his hands and use his height to advantage. Nino Valdes now dresses like a fire engine and has a smile which, Bobby Gleason claims, Liberace copied. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting — Noren, New York, .360; Avila, Cleveland, .341; Minoso, Chicago, .322 ; Rosen, Cleveland, .318; Busby, Washington, .315. Runs batted in — Minoso, Chicago, 72; Rosen, Cleveland, 71; Berra, New York, 69; Mantle, New York, 68; Doby, Cleveland, 63. Home runs — Mantle, New York, 19; Doby and Rosen, Cleveland, 15; Minoso, Chicago, Boone, Detroit, Zernial, Philadelphia and Vernon and Sievers, Washington, 14. Stolen bases — Jensen, Boston and Minoso and Rivera, Chicago, 12; Busby, Washington, 10; Fox and Michaels, Chicago, 8. Pitching — Reynolds, New York, 10-1, .909; Feller, Cleveland, 7-1, .875; Consuegra, Chicago, 12-3, .800; Morgan, New York, 7-2, .778; Keegan, Chicago, 12-4, .750. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 108; Trucks, Chicago, 92; Wynn, Cleveland, 85; Pierce, Chicago, 82; In Vocation Rut? Are Luring Many Sportsmen Coleman. Baltimore, 77. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Snider, Brooklyn, .361; Mueller, New York, .351; Bell, Cincinnati, .340; Schoendienst, St. Louis, .338; Musial, St. Louis, .335. Runs batted in — Musial, St. Louis, 86 ;Hodges, Brooklyn and Bell, Cincinnati, 77; Snider, Brooklyn, Mays, New York and Jablonski, St. Louis, .76. Home runs —- Mays, New York, 33; Sauer, Chicago and Musial, St. Louis, 27; Hodges, Brooklyn, 25; Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 24. Stolen bases — Bruton, Milwaukee, 18; Fondy, Chicago, 15; Temple. Cincinnati, 12; Moon, St Louis. 10; Mathews, Milwaukee and Jablonski, St. Louis, 7. Pitching — Antonelli, New York, 13-2, .867; Meyer, Brooklyn, 7-2, .770; Wilhelm, New York, 8-3, .727; Grissom and Maglie, New York, 9-4, .692. Strikeouts — Roberts, Philadelphia and Haddix, St. Louis, 103; Erskine, Brooklyn and Spahn, Milwaukee, 84; Antonelli, New York, 82. Johnny Temple, Cincinnati Red- legs infielder, stole home three times in the club's first 21 games this season. HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — If you're getting in a vacation rut of crowded beaches and highways, and want to escape from it all, the Arkansas Ozarks can fill your order. The mountain folk have a characteristic Arkansas sport, which they're ready to share with the nation. It's "float fishin" on winding rivers, which cut through country where there are few roads and even fewer people. A "float fishin" trip requires several days and can cover as much as 100 miles of river travel. Headquarters for the guides center in the area around Harrison and Mountain Home. The Trips ? Trips are offered-on the Big and] Little" Buffalo, Kings, Black. White, ] War Eagle and James rivers. You drift with the current through raw, i~ "~ Big Crowd For PGA Event ST. PAUL, Minn, (jpj — If the weather, golfing "form" and Sam Snead's stiff neck all react properly, a new golf attendance record may come out of the 36th PGA Championship, starting today on the tiny, parklike Keller course. On the basis of advance ticket sales and enthusiam shown by St. Paul fans for'previous pro tournaments at Keller, PGA officials already have predicted an attendance of about 50.000 for the seven- day run of the show. But all the doubtful elements will have to work out in just the right way. The PGA record of 53,000 .was set in the upset-ridden 1937 championship at Detroit's Plum Hollow. This could turn out to be another just like that-witb the favorites going out in droves during the first two rounds of match play. mountainous country all day, andj spend the cool nights on sandbars' which dot the streams. Now, don't get the idea thai, '•float fishin" is only for people who like to rough it. Competent, guides take along whole families on the trips. Even, if you don't like to fish, the scenery and the silence are worth the trip to anyone who's tired of noise, dirt and crowds. Bass Favored Main target for the float fishermen are small-mouth black bass, but there are plenty of other game fish to test the angler's skill. The big White River, for instance, offers some of the best gar fishing in the nation. Gars grow so large in the tepid! waters of the white that deep sea j tackle must be used to haul them in. The cost of a river trip averages! about S15 a day, and includes food, j bait and ice—if it's that kind -of a party. Little Danger There's little danger in the trips, since the mountain natives have i developed a boat exactly adapted | to the Ozark rivers. They are call-j ed "John" boats, for some obscure i hill reason. Each \r •noat averages 4 about 20 feet long, with a three-' foot beam, and carries three passengers. Often, as many as 10 boats make up a party, with a cook boat going ahead" to prepare meals on prearranged sand bars. At the end of the trip, a station wagon will be waiting to return you and your family to the starting point. There's one thing to remember about "float fishin" in the Ozarks. Be sure you want to get away from it all. You can float down the Big Buffalo Hiver for a full week without seeing a highway bridge. Little Mo Resting Today SAN DIEGO. Calif. (£»}—Tennnis champion Maureen Connolly, seriously injured when thrown against a moving cement truck while riding her bourse, rested in a hospital here today. "Little Mo's" injuries-a broken and severely cut right leg- will prevent her from defending her U. S. singles title at Forest Hills, N. Y. Aug. 28. Dr. Bruce Kimball, who operated on her leg shortly after the accident yesterday, said the fibula or small" bone below the knee was fractured and that some muscles were torn but not severed. She _ was insurgery more than three' hours. Bell Ringers Grab 12-7 MSL Victory The Southwestern Bell Ringers claimed their sixth win of the season yesterday afternoon, when they trounced the General Motors Acceptance Corporation team by 12-7 "at Maloney Park in "Y" league play. Jimmy Parrish got credit for the win, although he gave up 14 safeties, as against 12 garnered by his teammates, but the Bell Ring- Football Edges Back into Sports College All-Start Will B*gin Training On August 13 CHICAGO (ffl—The' Coll«g* AR- Star football squad, its roster completed last night,, begin* training Friday for the Augr. 18 charitf game with the pro-champion Detroit Lions. A total of 51 star* from cot- leges throughout the country wiH report to head coach ^Jirn Tatum of Maryland at Purdue "University. They" will have three full weeks to gear themselves for the annual Soldier Field battle with the Lion*, a veteran-packed club that has won the National Football Leagu« title two years in a row . Pros Favored The Lions beat a similar group of all-stars 24-10 irt last year's lakefront classic. The pros undoubtedly will b* favored to repeat as victors. Included on the collegian, roster are end Gary Knafelo, Colorado:, tackle Melvin Brown, Oklahoma; ers got theirs with ducks on the pond. In the top of the first, chalked up four runs on, three hits and three miscues by the opposition, whose throwing was bothered considerably by a stiff cross wind. G. M .A. C. came back to tally once in the lower first but never could seriously threaten as Southwestern added five in the third, one in the fourth and two in the sixth. Meanwhile, the Credit men hammered out 12 hits at the rate of three an inning in four frames but left nine of them stranded, which tells the tale. The Bell Ringers had only three men left on base, while the losers guard Bob Hantla, Kansas; quar* terback Lamar McHam, Arkansas,.. Bell and halfback Veryl Switzer, Kan' sas State. . .Oklahoma Coach. Bud Wilkinson will be one of Tatum's assistants. had 12 left in the course of tbt seven innings. Huff started on the mound and hurled creditable ball until relieved in the seventh by Fran* Hall. Seven of the 12 hits he surrendered were bunched in. the first and third innings. This afternoon at Maloney Park the Ark-Mo Kilowatts face- th* Montgomery Ward team, which to on a three game win streak. STATISTICS SHOW: LAND WITHOUT IRRIGATION Fast Becoming Unprofitable In this area practically aH land suitable for farm in* i« now being utilized so that more farms are impracticable ... but we can IMPROVE THE LAND WE HAVE! HOY* A Competent Engineer Run A Survey On Your Land If you are considering irrigation, and you must if you are to continue to farm profitably, 1 can save you money on the final purchase of your equipment through running tht levete of your farm ind giving you t blut print for your irrigation system. J. W. 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