The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 23, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 23, 1954
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FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Red Sox Youth Program Has Many Flaws By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NBA) — For four years Paul Richards of the White Sox has reminded all hands that no club is going to beat the Yankees with boys. The Red Sox tried it and a lot of mixed up kids wound up in the basement. The Boston Americans opened the season with what undoubtedly was the younges-t and most inexperienced outfit-, in major league history. * *~ £ J 1 ** *. *,i*5,»» M Jim PierMM The infield was composed of Harry Agganis, 23; Billy Console, 19; and Milt Boiling and Ted Lepcio, each 23. In the outfield were Jackie Jensen, 27, and Jim Pier* saH and Karl Olson, each 24. Sammy White, 26, did the catching. And the average age didn't exactly skyrocket when Tom Brewer, Truman Clevenger, each 22, and Frank Sullivan and Leo Kiely, •aeh 24, pitched. The Bosox suffered a tremendous psychological shook at the outset, when'they lost 1>hc game's greatctt hitter, Ted Williams, and Mel Parnel-1, the Yankee tamer and 2i-§ame winner of last season who has ooppcd « many ae 36. * * * A broken collar bone kept Slug- get Williams out until late May and the big fellow was just rounding into shape when threatened by pneumonia. He is not yet himself. Mickey McDennott broke a bone in Parnell's pitching forearm with a pitched ball in Washington the second week of the campaign and the** is r^o telling when the left- hander will be able to throw hard again. Without Williams and Farnell, the Job turned out to be altogether too vast for the Gold Sox' costly bonv*§ babies and supposed whiz kid«. / Pressing, they made too many mistake*. A porous defense 'discouraged the pitchers. The peagreen Back Bay Millionaires couldn't score against the Perth Amboy Firemen at a picnic. There was trouble around second base. * * * Boiling: failed to live up to last season's promise, but could scarcely be faulted because he was always trying to adjust himself to blokes doing little good for themselves on either side of him, Consolo, Bill} Goodman and Lepcio played second base. George Kell opened a third but couldn't get off a street car. When Kell was sold to the White Sox; Grady Hatton, given up on by the Reds and White Sox turned up at third. Everybody agrees that Lepcio belongs at third base. Agganis' fielding fell off with his hitting and Goodman had to be returned to first base, his proper position. * * * Piersali, who has been compared to stickout outfielders of the misty past, had to be benched when his average dropped to .259 and he had batted in no more than eight runs in 64 games. Indeed, there are those who suspect that Piersali may never hit enough or drive in sufficient runs to play the outfield in the majors. Jackie Jensen has hit into too many double plays and been a disappointment as a clutch hitter. The only bright spots are the quick development of a pair of right-hand pitchers, Tom Brewer and towering Prank Sullivan. Otherwise, all is confusion with the Red Sox. ___i '" '< - -*™K*~ « , w • -v *,-,,FOUR COSH S A K<S!—Surprise was registered in the Yankees' dressing room by Irv Noren as he pointed to the bats signifying the number of hits garnered by the outfielder in a game won by his home run in the ninth inning The face lighted by the grin blonged- to the winning pitcher of that day. Whitey Ford. Noren batted at phenomenal 560 clip in his hot streak- (N"£A,) College Football All-Stars in Camp LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Fifty of last year's college football heroes gathered at Purdue University today to begin preparations for their Aug. 13 assignment against the Detroit Lions in the annual all-star game at Chicago. Jim Tatum, who guided Maryland to the 1953 mythical national championship and will head the all-star coaching staff, said actual workouts will begin tomorrow. The players spent today taking physical examinations, checking out equipment and settling in living quarters near the enclosed field where all practice sessions will be held. The Lions, National Football League champs, opened practice j at Y^silanti, Mich., today. Acei The collegians include such proved two-way backfield aces as Johnny Lattner and Neil Worden of Notre Dame, Paul Ca*neron of UCLA, Jerry Norton of Southern Methodist, Bobby Garrett of Stanford, Lamar McHan of Arkansas and Zeke Bratkowski of Georgia. The squad may be upped to a total of 51 players. Ralph Starkey, West Virginia tackle, wired Ta- ,tum yesterday that he may be able to accept an invitation to Play. Assisting Tatum in getting the all-stars ready will be coaches Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma, Bob Voigts of Northwestern, Forest Evashevski of Iowa, Chuck Taylor of Stanford and Stu Holcomb of Purdue. Limited Substitution This year's all-star game will be played entirely under college rules, including limited substitution—which will keep Lion Coach Buddy Parker from making customary utilization of his specialists and may prompt him to with- hold some of them from the tilt altogether. "I think we can win the game with their foolish rule," Parker commented yesterday. "But it would be silly to get all our players steamed up for it. Bobby Layne, for instance, is going to play only when we have the ball and we'll probably scrap our T formation and use a single wing. "We're trying to win our third straight title—and that's the important thing—and we can't risk injuries." ' Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vancouer, B. C. — Edgardo Romero, 248, Argentine, outpointed Earl Walls, 193%. Toronto, 10. Birmingham, Ala — Oscar Pharo. 185, Birmingham, outpointed Billy Leblanc, 180, New Orleans, 10. Brooklyn — Rinzi Nocero, 158, Brooklyn, outpointed Angelo Ur- gitano, 160%, New York, 8. Finalists Play At Denver DENVER (Si — Twenty finalist* start play in the championship flight of the 21st annual central states golf tournament today with Leonard Crooks of Peoria, EL, heavily favored. The Illinois amateur fired round* of 70 and 74 for a par 144 yesterday to take a three-stroke lead. Fleming Cody of St. Louis held second with 71-76—147, and George Barnes of Kansas City was third at 74,74—148. Nat Jordan of St. Louis was rt- elected president of the Central States golf group at a business session yesterday. Swope Park Golf Club in Kansas City was named the site of the 1955 tournament. Read Courier News Classified Ad*. Bf BD FURGOL A* told 1m Harry Grayson Th« driver k the heavy artillery of golf, and as good a place »£ any to start learning how to use the clubs. I use a slight ly closed stance and play the ball off my left heel when I drive. With this maxi; mum club, I try to i fade shots, as do i many top professionals, but for i a different reason than most. My [right hand is much stronger Ed Fnr<roT than my left and I have to compensate for this with at fade. To achieve a smooth swine and smooth leverage with this club, the hands have to function in coordination. Driving correctly, I get 225 to 366 yards off the tee, before the hit and roll—and don't discount that rot. it helps plenty. A. good rule for the average play- Only Eight Left In West Open SEATTLE UFV-OEight golfers took the long road through the rough aod rumpled Broadmoor layout today, knowing that one of them would wind up Sunday ae the new Western Amateur champion. The 1963 champion, Dale Morey oC Indianapolis, was only a bystander as the quarter-final 18-hole round began today, bumped out by a young- upstart not yet out of college. But Ernie TulKs, a Univer- tltf of Washington junior, was swinging a set of educated sticks when he took ** measure of both More? and par yesterday. He beat the champion 2 and 1. In the afternoon Tullis beat George leeehler of Ontario, Ore., l up in 1« hole*. "For •the driver, I place the [/, bail on a - l line wi/fch. my i££4r heel, .u-se a. closed er would be to use the driver off the tee only. I recall using it on fairways when I had a good lie or when I had to get- home in two on a par four hole but I would restrict its use to the tee for most people. Little Course Gets Big Test Course So Easy That It's Really Getting Tough By HUGH FULLERTON JR. ST. PAUL. Minn. t#—The test of whether the bleak little. Keller Public Course is capable of giving the top golf professionals a real challenge, or whether it's just a drive-and-pitch layout for Sunday swingers got under way today with the beginning of match play in the 36th PGA championship. Keller had been ridiculed before the tournament as being too easy for such players, but as scores began to mount in yesterday's second qualifying round, one acute observer remarked: "This course is so easy it's getting tough." That's about what happened during the two days of qualifying and what's more likely to happen in the man-to-man contests. The pro sharpshooters, seeing possible birdies on almost every hole, tried ;oo hard to get them. The result was that Ed Oliver, the rotund "Mr. Pork Chops" from ,emont, HI., breezed off with the medal and $250 with a score of 66-70—136. That's two strokes higher than the PGA qualifying record made on reputedly tougher ourses. Jack Burke and Gary Middlecoff came in with 137'$ and it took a score of 147 to get into the 64- man match play bracket. That's some sharp scoring but hardly aking apart the tournament par of 36-35—71 for the level 6,652-yard course. Today's program called for two ounds of 18-hole matches. That kind has to be won or lost in a hurry and presents a real tempta- ion to gamble on the "birdie" holes - Six players who were with the j Cleveland Indians when they won | the 1948 American League pennant and World Series are ttiU with the j club. I For the first time in the track's listory, Hialeah's 17 big stake races ast winter were won by 17 different horses. The first race at Monmouth Park on June 19, 1946 was -won by Blind Path. The jockey was Nick Jemas p~ THE ORIGINAL J84O CABIN BOTTLE The best »treak in collegiate foot- baN belongs to the University of Washington which went 63 games without a defeat from 1907 to 1917. Four of the games were ties. Cincinnati Redkg rookie pitcher Art Fowler comes from a large family. He ha* five brother! and fottr sisters. After at relief pitching appearance* in a row (dating back to Sept. 24, 1952) Ellis Kinder of the Red Sox started a game against the Indians on Jun« li. He won th« 6-1. The first night pro football game took place at Klmirt. N. T., on Nov. 18, 1*01 between th« fhiladtl- phtt Athletic* and K*n&weo]ft A. C. The Athletic* won M-0. SIX YEARS OLD Av 16 PROOF, t $. BOOZ DISTIUEftY COMPANY, BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY Tiie Voters ******** HOW ABOUT GOVERNOR CHERRY'S CLAIM OF A CLEAN, ECONOMICAL, BUSINESS-LIKE ADMINISTRATION? DID YOU KNOW THAT during the 18 months that Cherry has served as Governor of Arkansas, telephone, light and gas rates of private companies operating in the State have been increased by more than ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS? Of this increase, telephone rates have been increased by FOUR MILLION DOLLARS, gas rates by more than THREE AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS, and light rates by approximately FOUR MILLION DOLLARS. The electricity bill at the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases will be increased by more than FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS per year due to this increase in light rates. This amount of money might well be used for the treatment of patients badly in need of medical attention. The total amount of rate increase for telephone,, gas and light companies for the four years immediately preceding Cherry's administration was only FOUR AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS. In other words, telephones, gas & light rates in the State have been increased by almost three times as much in eighteen months as they were in four years prior to Cherry's admnistration. These rates are paid by you, the consumer, ar»d were put into effect bv Cherry's hand-picked Public Service Commission. If he is reelected, it i* hard to predict how much utility rates will be increased during the next two and one-half years. DID YOU KNOW THAT the cost of State Government since Cherry became Governor has increased approximately EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS, in spite of his claim of economy in government? This increase can only come from one place — the taxpayers' pocket. DID YOU KNOW THAT while Cherry is claiming credit for a business-like administration of the State Highway Department, the Constitutional Amendment under which the Highway Department is operating was adopted prior to his taking office as Governor, and that he had nothing to do with the adoption of this Constitutional Amendment? DID YOU KNOW THAT Cherry favors a ONE HUNDRED PER CENT ASSESSMENT OF YOUR PROPERTY, and that he has stated that he would rather see such an assessment enacted into law than to be Governor? If he is re-nominated in the Primary election, he can use the influence and power of the Governor's office to secure the passage of the one hundred per cent assessment law in the November election when it will be voted upon. Cherry has aptly suggested that if you favor a continuance of his form of Government, that you vote for his re-election; if not, that you vote for someone-else. This is a worth-while suggestion. FURTHER INCREASES IN TELEPHONE, LIGHT & GAS RATES FURTHER INCREASE IN THE COST OF STATE GOVERNMENT WHICH CAN ONLY BE PAID BY INCREASED TAXES ONE HUNDRED PER CENT PROPERTY ASSESSMENT. ... .Then Vote AGAINST Cherry for Governor (Political advertisement paid for by: Orval FaubM, MwitsviHt, Arkansas.)

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