The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1954 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 26, 1954
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PAGE KGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Taking Series from Gives Indians Cleveland Fans Talks Seriously About Flag Now By JOE REICHLER AP Sports Writer The Cleveland Indians failed to sweep the Yankee series in New York yesterday but they have gained a newfound respect all over the American League. Back home today after a successful road trip, the league-leading Indians found the home town fans talking pennant for the first time this season. Before, when thy returned home in first place, the cynical Cleveland populace would "greet them like this: No Wilt Now? "Why get steamed up? They never win the big ones. They wilt before the Yankees. Especially in New York. They'll blow it again down the stretch." The Indians arrived in New York Friday with a thin half-game edge over the Yankees and left Sunday night a game and a half ahead. That was not exactly wilting. Th« Yankees nipped the Indians 4-3 in 11 innings yesterday but the Tribe's satisfaction over victories Friday and Saturday was not dimmed. Hot Race Casey Stengel, Yankees' manager, muttered: "This has got to go down to the last weeks. Cleveland is not going to blow up. They got too many good players for that." The Indians are obviously a much better club than the one that finished second to the Yankees in 1951, 1952 and 1953. As Stengel pointed out: "For the first time in years they've got a strong bench and good second-line pitching to back up the big three." In the National League, the New York Giants' lead was whittled down to four games yesterday as the second-place Brooklyn Dodgers defeated St. Louis 2-1 while the Milwaukee Braves were walloping the Giants 7-5 for a sweep of the three-game series. The Dodgers meet New York at Ebbets Field tonight. Phils Drap Two Chicago's surprising Cubs downed Philadelphia twice, 6-1 and 2-1. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati divided a doubleheader, the Pirates winning the opener 4-2 and the Redlegs taking the nightcap 3-2. Chicago's third-place White Sox climbed to within six games of the pace-setting Indians in the American, sweeping a twin-bill from Boston 5-2 and 4-2. Jack Harshman, rookie Chicago left- hander, struck out 16 Red Sox batters — two short of Bob Feller's major league record — in the opener. First for Shea Washington protected its fourth- place hold by beating the Detroit Tigers 11-3. Frank (Spec) Shea won his first game of the season. Philadelphia's Athletics buried the Baltimore Orioles deeper in the cellar with 9-4 and 6-4 victories. Cleveland enjoyed a 3-1 lead over the Yankees until the seventh. Mike Garcia, seeking his 13th victory, was chased in that inning when the Yankees tied the score on pinch hitter Eddie Robinson's double with the bases loaded. Rookies Bob Grirn of New York and Ray Narleski of Cleveland battled on even terms from the eighth until the llth, when tke Yankees filled the bases on walks to Mickey Mantle and Gene Woodling and an infield single by Irv Noren. Andy Carey hit past a drawn-in infield to break up the game. He'll Campaign As a lightweight NEW YORK W — Vic Toweel, former world bantam champion makes his American debut tonight as a lightweight against Carmelo Costa, Brooklyn featherweight who recently upset Mexico's Baby Ortiz. Toweel, 26, had trouble making the 118-pound bantam limit and was knocked out twice by Jimmy Carruthers, who since has retired. The South African hopes to shoot for the lightweight title in his new campaign. Costa, a Brooklyn youngster, is unbeaten in 24 fights with 21 victories and three draws. The bout will' be beamed from Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway at 9 p.m. (CST) over ABC-TV. Paulie Andrews of Buffalo, N. Y., a fast rising light heavyweight contender, boxes Yvon Durelle of BIG BOOT—Butch Coffin rests on turf bordering Lake Cob- bosseeconte (whew!) after landing- black bass weighing three- and-a-half and four-and-a-half pounds with the aid of a buck- tail fly. The Augusta lad will have to wade a few years before filling his dad's waders. (NEA) Byron Nelson won eight straight golf tournaments in 1945. Harold (Jug) McSpaden was second in three of the tournaments. Billy Joe Patton shot a 311 to finish 28 strokes behind Ben Hogan in the 1953 National Open tournament. Prank Souchak led the amateurs with 296. Baie St. Anne, New Brunswick, tonight at New York's St. Nicholas over Dumont-TV. Madison Square Garden re-opens for a Wednesday show (CBS-TV) with Bobby Jones of Oakland, Calif., the fellow who turned down a reported bribe offer before his recent bout with Joey Giardello, facing George Johnson of Trenton, N. J. Ray Arcel's Saturday, night series (ABC-TV) returns to the pro ranks after a week with the ama- t.urs to present Boardwalk Billy Smith of Pleasantville, N. J., and Willie Bean. oLs Angeles heavy, in a 10-rounder at Atlantic City. Smith used to be known as Oakland Billy but changed to Boardwalk Billy after he changed managers. Sports Roundup— Feller Fastest in By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — As nothing about Willie Mays has appeared in this space for going on a week, it looks like a good chance to ask Manager Leo purocher of the Giants where he thinks his club might be at this point if his star center fielder still was in the Army. Chiefs Win Pair of Games Locals Collect 29 Hits in Contests Over Week End Blytheville's Chiefs unleashed a barrage of 29 base hits in two ball games over the week end to pick up a pair of victories. The Chiefs clobbered Marked Tree 13-7 on Saturday and then beat Manila 12-8 yesterday. Yesterday, Ed Stemac struck out six, walked six and gave up eight hits in getting his win over Manila. He was helped by Pete Bennett's homer with two on in the fifth and by Sonny Garner, who tripled in the first, and Bill Rounsavall, who had three for five. Saturday, E. J. Baker and P. D. Foster, with four for five and three for four, respectively, helped Terry Moore O'Neal stagger through to a victory. Marked Tree racked O'Neal for 11 safeties. He struck out six, walked three and hit two. This week, the Chiefs go to Russellville, Ala., for a pair of games, playing on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Three weeks ago, the Chiefs split a pair with the Russellville outfit. Saturday's Game Chiefs AB K H Killett, 3b 6 '1 1 Fisher, rf 5 2 2 Bennett, If 6 2 2 Rounsavaii, lb 5 1 1 Garner, ss 5 2 2 Foster, 2b 4 4 3 Baker, cf 5 1 4 ItcAdoo, e 3 0 1 Halstead, c 2 0 0 O'Neal, p 4 0 0 43 13 16 Marked Tree AB R H Thompson, If 4 1 0 Morris, ss 4 1 2 Wallins. rf 4 1 2 Shaw, 3b 4 0 1 Peeler, cf 5 1 1 Bryan, 2b 5 2 3 Shackleford, lb 3 0 0 Walker, lb 2 0 0 Gill, c 3 1 1 Garrison, p 3 0 1 37 7 11 Chiefs 550 000 102 13 Marked Tree ... 042 000 001 7 Manila AB R H Smith, ss 5 1 3 Jerry Edwards, 3b 5 1 1 Taylor, cf-p 5 1 0 John Edwards, c-cf ... 2 2 2 Ashbraner, If 3 0 1 Pierce. 2b 4 0 0 J. Threlkeld, rf 2 0 0 Parker, p-rf 1 0 0 C. Threlkeld, lb 4 0 1 Davidson, p-c 2 0 0 33 5 8 BIytheville AB R H Baker, cf 4 3 2 Fisher, rf 5 1 2 Bennett, If 4 3 1 Rounsavaii, lb 5 2 3 Ross, lb 0 0 0 Garner. 2b 4 2 2 Foster, 3b 3 1 1 O'Neal, ss 4 0 1 Halstead, c 3 0 0 McAdoo, c 2 0 1 Stemac, p 4 0 0 38 12 13 Manila 013 000 010 5 BIytheville 200 162 lOx 12 Baseball Standings 87 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet GB Cleveland ... 65 29 .691. New York ..65 32 .670 Chicago 61 37 .622 Washington . 41 50 .451 Detroit 40 53 .430 Boston 38 55 .409 Philadelphia . 34 58 .370 30 Baltimore ... 33 63 .344 33 No games scheduled today, Sunday's Results New York 4, Cleveland 3 (11 innings) Chicago 5-4, Boston 2-2 Philadelphia 9-6, Baltimore 4-4 Washington 11, Detroit 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet 34 .646 .. GB 62 58 50 49 46 45 40 31 38 45 49 48 48 54 65 .604 .526 .500 .489 .484 .426 .323 14 15 21 31 New York .. Brooklyn ... Milwaukee . Cincinnati .. St. Louis ... Philadelphia Chicago Pittsburgh . Today's Games New York at Brooklyn (night) Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (night) (Only games scheduled) Sunday's Results Milwaukee 7, New York 5 Brooklyr 2, St. Louis 1 Chicago 6-2, Philadelphia 1-1 Pittsburgh 4-2, Cincinnati 2-3 Tommy Bolt Defeats Anger, Galleries and Sammy Snead By HUGH FULLERTON JR. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tommy Bolt, a perfectionist among golf pros who can't understand why the galleries don't admire perfection, figures he made a lot of friends out on the hot stretches of the Keller course. At least, he was around to meet tantrums and an incident on the Chick Harbert, the man who per- 18th green, when a few spectators suaded him not to walk out on the tournament, in one of today's semifinals of the PGA Championship. He wasn't hanging from a tree, as he had predicted. Twin Wim The ot h e r 36-hole semifinal brought together defending champion Walter Burkemo and former Open champion Cary Middlecoff. Bolt, whose temper operates on a hair trigger, battled anger and Sammy Snead yesterday and finally won out over both on the 39th hole. threatened to walk out because of what he called unfair treatment by the gallieries. Strangely, it was Harbert who persuaded him to continue. After a couple of club-throwing SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB New Orleans ... 64 45 .587 — Atlanta 61 45 .575 iy 2 Birmingham ... 40 46 .566 2& Chattanooga ... 57 49 .538 5-/4 Memphis 51 53 .490 10M> Little Rock 48 60 .444 15^2 Mobile 43 64 .402 20 Nashville 41 63 .394 20 J / 2 Yesterday's Besults Chattanooga 5-3, Atlanta 2-4 Memphis 5-6, Mobile 3-7 Birmingham 10-4, Nashville 6-2 Little Rock 10-3, New Orleans 9-7 Today's Games Memphis at Mobile (Only game scheduled) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Sunday's Results American Association Indianapolis 5-0, Louisville 2-1 Columbus 7-2, St. Paul 6-8 • Kansas City 10, Toledo 9 Charleston 5, Minneapolis 3 Texas League Shreveport 2-8, Dallas 1-5 Fort Worth 14-3, Beaumont 1-10 San Antonio 4-0, Oklahoma City 3-7 Houston 2-1, Tulsa 0-3 Western League Denver 9-19, Lincoln 4-9 Sioux City 7-8, Colorado Spring's 4-6 Pueblo 9, Des Moines 5 (2nd game postponed) Wichita 1-0, Omaha 0-1 COTTON STATES LEAGUE W L Pet. GB El Dorado 57 29 .663 — "I don't like to even think about, it," says the peerless pilot, "but without Willie we might easily be down around sixth place. That's all Willie means to this club." If you ask our opinion, about the finest thing that has happened so far this baseball season is the great comeback being waged by Bobby Feller of Cleveland. Only six Weeks ago it was feared that the old fireballer finally had used up his magnificent right arm. Then he suddenly found himself again, and at this writing he had reeled off seven straight victories, all low-hitters. Still Swift Bobby's manager, Al Lopez, was asked if the game's greatest strike out artist since Watler Johnson still had any speed to speak of. "I wouldn't say he's as fast as he used to be," Al said, "but I think you might be right if you say he's the fastest 35-year-old pitching- today." With little Maureen Connolly home in bed with a broken leg, there will be nothing much duller oh the summer sports agenda than the women's division of the National Tennis Championships at Forest Hills. For that matter, there is a good chance that the men's event Will not be anything to gawk at either. Several of the game's very top figures are in bad odor for having- caused cancellation of the Baltimore tournament scheduled this week by their excessive "expense account" demands. They might be missing from the championships if the officials stay mad that long. Greenville 53 33 .616 Meridian 47 39 .547 Monroe 40 48 .455 Pine Bluff 36 50 .419 Hot Springs .... 26 60 .302 3 Yesterday's Results Greenville 7-6, Pine Bluff 4-2 El Dorado 6, Hot Springs 0 Monroe 3, Meridian 2 Today's Games El Dorado at Pine Bluff Monroe at Greenville Hot Springs'at Meridian 4 9V2 17'A 20 i/o Youngster Cops Western SEATTLE (/P)—A wavy - haired youngster from Portland, Ore—21- year-old. Bruce Cudd—is the West- BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLI Adults 50c — Children 15c TAG MATCH Plus 2 One-Fall Matches Piret vs. Averoff Keene vs. Fields CHRIS AVEROFF CHARLEY KEENE WHY SETTLE FOR A SUBSTITUTE?... Cooled interiors draw more customers...make employees more efficient! Packaged- AIR CONDITIONING • Quick and tfliy intfoHotio*. G.E/t uniqu* oll-in-on» rtfrigtrotion iyit«m scoff rn Mvingi. fiv*-y*or G>E Plut-Val*» Protection Plon. • T*rm* t* twit yovr bv4g*. RMM <»r fin iutvtr. GENERAL (p ELECTRIC BILL'S REFRIGERATION SERVICE KIEKHAEFER Phone 3.6986 Cards Gain But Slightly at Home In 20 Games, They Picked Up \V-L Games on Leader 'ST. LOUIS (.<?} — The St. Louis Cardinals finished 3. 20-game homestand, during which they won 10 and lost 10, only iy 2 games better off in the National League standings. After dropping yesterday's game to the Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-1, the Birds stand in fifth place 15 games behind the 1 e ad i n g New York Giants. When the stand started July 5, the Cards were 16 V 2 games off the pace. Clem Labine and Jim Hughes combined to limit the Birds to six hits for the win yesterday as Cardinl ace Harvey Haddix took the loss. Jabo Comes Through Manager Eddie Stanky led his team for the first time since his suspension by National League President Warren Giles over the forfeited game last Sunday to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cards scored their only run in the ninth on singles by Ray Jablonski and Red Schoendienst sandwiched around a force out. Hughes came on td put out the fire. Don Hoak scored both Brooklyn runs. He walked in the third, took third on a single by Pee Wee Reese and scored on Duke Snider's single. In the seventh, Hoak opened with a double went to third on a single by Reese and scored on Hodges' sacrifice fly. The loss for Haddix was his seventh against 14 wins. ern Amateur golf champion today because he shrugged off his setbacks and outlasted his opponents. Cudd, a senior at Portland University, trounced Phil Getchell of Medford, Ore., one up in 7 holes yesterday to win the crown. He is the first Northwesterner to capture the Western since Marvin (Bud) Ward of Spokane grabbed it for the third time in 1947. Cudd went one extra hole Friday to beat Eddie Meyerson of Los Angeles, one-up on the 19th. Saturday he edged Clarence Smith of Seattle in 40 holes, four over the scheduled 36 weeklong Western Amateur tourney. applauded a missed Bolt putt, Tommy angrily proclaimed that he wouldn't tee off in the afternoon. "They treat Snead like a favorite son; if I won they'd probably hang me from the nearest tree," he said. But before me finish, the fans were cheering Bolt for his dogged persistence in sticking with the fa- one of his rare smiles and remarked: "I guess I mate some friends out there this afternoon. But wait until you see the headlines tomorrow: they'll say 'Snead loses on the 39th." That's just about what Sammy did. He hit his second shot on the 39th like a duffer—smothering a wood shot on the 510-yard hole and sending it only about 80 yards. He took a bogey 6 to lose the hole as Bolt made his par 5. From the fourth hole to the 39th, Bolt never was ahead. But he never let Snead get more than a. two-hole margin either. Then, two down with only four holes to go, the unsmiling Bolt kept the pressure of steady pars on his tiring opponent and caught up at the 34th. Harbert, beat Jerry Barber 1-up over the 36-hole route. The only easy victory went to BurkemOj the snub-nosed scrapper who thrives on match play. He caught Argentina's Roberto de Vi- him 5 and 4. Middlecoff, who almost blew his match twice on the front nine only to recover coming back, turned back Shelley Mayfield 3 and 1. Cougars W/n Tight 3-0 Pee Wee T//t Bill Roush ana Cleo McDermott hooked up a tight pitching duel as the Cougars defeated the Panthers by 3-0 in "Y" Pee Wee League afternoon. Roush did not allow the Panthers a base hit, while his teammates were able to register only one safety off the delivery of McDermott. However, the latter had spots of wildness that cost him the game. In the first inning, Johnny Roun- savaii, Mike Huffman and Buzzy Councille walked in succession and Roush won his own game with a single, scoring two -markers. It was the only hit of the game. In the fourth, the Cougars tallied again by virtue of a bases-loaded Walk, with the bases jammed and one out, McDermott issued a pass to Mike Huffman, forcing in the run. He then fanned the next two batters. The Panthers threatened in the fifth, when John Stickmon and Paul Long drew free tickets, but Roush struck out David Tyrone to end the threat. The end of the seventh week of play in this loop finds the Wolves -and the Bobcats tied for first place and the Cougars close on their heels. This afternoon at Compress Park the Cougars and Leopards start the eighth week of play at 5:00 P.M. Standing of the teams: Won Lost Pet. Wolves 6 Bobcats - 6 Cougars 5 Bulldogs 2 Leopards 1 Panthers 1 857 857 714 286 143 143 STATISTICS SHOW; LAND WITHOUT IRRIGATION Fast Becoming Unprofitable In this area practically all land suitable for farming is now being utilized so that more farms are impracticable ... but we can IMPROVE THE LAND WE HAVE! Have 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, I can save you money on the final purchase of your equipment through running the levels of your farm and giving you a blue print for your irrigation system. J. W. Meyer, Civil Engineer P.O. Box 778 — Blythevill«, Ark. 12 Years experience in Land Irrigation iiHIMHWHlHHII^^HWMl^^MMMi ... YOU CAN OWN THE BEST FOR SO LITTLE MORE! HALSELL and WHITE FURNITURE CO. Problems Loom Green berg, Winter | Baseball Are Up | For Discussion j NEW YORK- to—Major . league jj club owners held their annual mid- If summer meetings today and the f| executives had to worry not .only ft about new player demands but a problem from within as faced well. • • Hank Greenberg, general man- || ager of the Cleveland Indians, has g come up with the revolutionary f| idea that American and National H League clubs play interleague || games to count in the standings. f| Most of the owners shuddered || at the thought and Greenberg's ff proposal had little chance of get- || ting even a lukewarm reception. |jj "It would spice the schedule," fp Greenberg said. "In a year where |j one team makes a runaway of the |f race, more or less killing off fan f| interest, an interleague schedule C| would help keep baseball interest f| alive. ij "Fans in Cleveland read about j the Musials, Kiners, Robinsons and || other stars in the National League, || but never get to see them. An in- p terleague schedule would bring || them all into Cleveland. I see ip nothing whatsoever detrimental if about it." ' 1 Each club in one league would f| play each club in the other league *| four times—two games at home fl and two away. Greenberg said it || has worked out fine in the National |f Football League between the East- |f ern and Western Conference teams. If The winter baseball problem also |1 faced the owners. With the play- f| ers, it's a matter of dollars and t| cents. They want to negotiate di- H rectly with the clubs in the Carib- f| bean leagues, and, further, demand f| permission for an unlimited num- || loops. Under present rules, the Caribbean owners deal with the clubs, not the players, who figure they could drive a better bargain themselves. Also, only three established major leaguers are permitted to play with, each Caribbean club, all of which are centered in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Panama and Mexico. Pi ret, Averoff In Tog Feature Two newcomers make their debuts before a BIytheville crowd tonight in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling show at Memorial Auditorium. The newcomers are Ray Piret, a French-Canadian who now holds the southern junior heavyweight Crown, and Chris Averoff. They'll be on opposite sides in the main event with Piret teaming with Don Fields and Averoff teaming with Charley Keene. In the preliminary bouts Piret is scheduled to take on Averoff and Fields meets Keene. YELLOWSTONE Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey... the leader today as in 1872 with those who know fine Bourbon. Try a bottle 100 PROOF BOTTLED IN BONO YEUOWSTONI, INC., LOUlSVIUf, Kf. MAIN AT DIVISION PHONE 1*6094

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