The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 26, 1954 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 26, 1954
Page 9
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MONDAY, JULY 26,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Chisox Hail Jackson As a Great Prospect By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — For four years Paul Richards club was going to beat the Yankees with,boys. And the manager of the White Sox'has never stopped the job. That's why the' Chicago Ameri-1 cans this season paid $100,000 and threw in Grady Hatton for George Kell, a third baseman with a bad back who became slower than Sam Snead picking up a check. The South Siders required right- handed thump and were obtaining it from Kell until the Arkansas school teacher tore a cartilage in his right knee, July 2. First Baseman Ferris Pain had injured his right knee in a collision with Sammy White of the Red Sox, June 26. ; 'Cas Micheals has filled in well at third base," reports Richards, has been preaching that no trying to get the men to do 'but we had to put a tremendous lead on a youngster, Ron Jackson, at first. "Jackson, an extraordinary recruit, got an extraordinary start. He hit clean-up for us in the first major league game in which played." he . Jackson, a handsome six-foot- seven,. 220-pound, 20 - year - old graduate of Western Michigan College, was signed for a modest bonus, June 15. Scout Pete Milito had watched Jackson in college and the American Baseball Congress, •which brings state independent champions together in Battle Creek. At 15. the towering iad was a member of Michigan's state champions. Jackson's agility and ball handling were not hurt by basketball, at which he also excelled, one night to the extend of 33 points. Richards started alternating Jackson, a right-hand batter, with the veteran Phil Cavarretta and between them, the Pale Hose have not been hurt at first base. Jackson has batted. .357, Cavarretta .340. in*Tiis leg, Jackson went all the way for a week without suffering. In 12 games, he hit safely in 11. He came into the Yankee Stadium to face Whitey Ford in the opening of the big series with a six-game hitting streak. He beat the T ndians in an important number in Cleveland with a three-run home run off Bob Lemon. He hit for the circuit against Duane Pillette and Ted Gray. "Ron" Jackson" testifies Professor Richards, "is one of the finest prospects I've ever seen." * * * Richards switched to his favorite subject—the Yankees' personnel and bench. "When Fain went out, .1 had to use a 20-year-old kid," he stresses. Casey Stengel alternates Collins and Skorwron and has Eddie Robinson to pinch hit. Why, there are gib league clubs who would be giving ,that bonus beauty, Frank Leja, experience other than bench warming. "Imagine a club with Bauer, who went to the last three All-Star Games, and Woodling taking turns in the dugout. "It might have taken two years for the Noren to jell, but Stengel was right when he called him the As told to Harry Grayson You can get plenty of distance with the 3 wood, but it must be used correctly. You are taking a club an inch and a half shorter than the driver and playing it without the use of a tee. There is less length to the swing, a smaller trajectory. To compensate for the shortened arc, the right shoulder, knee and hip dip a little more. I play the 3 wood off the left heel, the same as the driver. "V&fch a. 3-wood, your righi icsee, hip, •shoulder dip a, Many get into difficulty because they baby a fairway wood shot. Once you make up your mind to use a wood on the fairway — when distance is required and the lie is favorable — go all the way with it. Holding back only spells trouble. Few Are Upset In BCC Tourney Williams Defeated, Buzick Withdraws Among Contenders Elimination of the defending champion and forfeiture of a leading contender for his crown supplied the most important news of this week's play in the Blytheville Country Club's tournament to name a 1954 golf champion. Bill Joe Denton, the Wilson shot- maker, eliminated defending Champ Mack Williams earlier in the week by 5-4. Johnny Buzick, a top golfer from Monette, defaulted to Louis McWaters when he (Buzick) had to be out of state. Favorites pretty well prevailed, however. R. A. Porter beat Lloyd Stickmon 5-4; Jimmy Terry defeated I. R. Coleman 6-5; George Hubbard topped Hugh Whitsitt 2-1; E. B. Gee, Jr., took the measure of Vernon Thomasson 7-6; Walter Daniels won out over Johnny Lenti 2 up and Herbert Graham whipped E. B. Gee, ST., 5-4. Quarterfinal play gets started this week when Denton meets Porter, McWaters takes on Terry, Hubbard faces Gee and Daniels tangles with Graham. Here are the results of last week's play in other flights: First Flight Kidd over Rushing, 2 up; Whitworth over Knudsen, 2-1; Lynch over Smythe, 2-1; Councille over Afflick .1 up, Dan Caldwell over Wagner, 6-4; Guard over Stevenson, 3-2; Haines, Sr., over Hoyt, 4-3. Second Flight B. Terry over McManus, 2 up; Afflick. Jr., over Caldwell, Sr., 1 up; Regenold over Kaines, Jr., 2-1; Crigger over Afflick, Sr., 3-2; Thomas ovre Buck, 1 up; Hutson over Anderson, 2-1; Rogers over Thompson default: Morse over Cooper, 2-1. Third Flight Taylor over Boone, 5-3; J. Coleman over Craig, 2 up; Caldwell. Jr. over Nunn, 7-5; P. Wagner over Phillips, 6-5; Adams over Florida default; Whitis over Goodman; 5-3; Branson over Clark, 5-4; White over Berry, 4-2. This week's pairings: First Flight Kidd-Whitworth, Lynch-Councille, Guard-Haines, Second Flight Terry-Afflick, ' Regenold-Crigger, Thomas - Hutson, Rogers - Morse. Third Flight Taylor-Coleman, Caldwell-Wagner. Adams-Whitis, Branson-White. LUMBERMAN Irv Noren has a wide choice of bats and picks the right one out to lead American League batters. Coach Bill Dickey, told the Yankees' outfielder to hold his hands farther away from his body. (NEA) Shea Is Elated Over Victory ItWasHss First Win of the Year WASHINGTON (57—Frank Shea, up to now baseball's No. 1 flop of the year, beamed joyously today over his first pitching victory of the season but readily conceded: "I was lucky." It took the chunky righthander for the Washington Senators better than three months to win his first game of 1954. He had lost over Detroit yesterday. Modestly, Shea said, "I didn't pitch any too red hot." But',he added. "I kind of feel like I'm on my way, now." Yesterday's game which stretched the Senators' winning streak to six, must have made Manager Eucky Harris about as happy as any of his victories. For he "had been insisting that Shea was not through, despite his disastrous performances. Shea, a 12-7 performer for the fifth place Senators a year ago, had ' figured heavily in Washington's plans for 1954. He even scaled off 25 pounds over the winter to help out. Between You'n Me 49'ers Raid Canadian Football; WordsOutonBears'ChickJagade By MtTRRAT OLDERMAX NEA Staff Writer Bill McGowan hit the final note in umpires' futility at speeding up games — during a pitching change in the second game of a double-header with the Tigers at the Stadium, he calmly repaired to the cool of the Yankees' dugout with a shrug, "What the h~. No use trying to make these guys hustle." ... Know why Roy Conn, the TV whisperer, is a regrular at the Polo Grounds* . . . Pvt. G. David Schlne owns one share of stock in the Giants . . . Willie Mays, whose "Say Hey" disc featuring the Kid himself will din the nation's ears, is a great platter fan and carries a portable record player on road trips to keep roomie Monte Iron awake. . . . When Willie found out he'd get a piece of each record sold, he yipped, "Now, I'm gonna have to take a lot of nickels with me around the league to fill up those juke boxes." .... And then there was the player the Yanks cold to the minors who immediately asked for a raise . . . •'How come?" asked the startled new management . . . "With the Yanks I could sit on the bench. .Here I've got to work." . . . » * * Tony Galenic, Abe Simon and Tami "Mauriello — three erstwhile heavyweights with a kinshop (they were all kayoed by Joe Louis) — come up again as tough guys in "On the Waterfront," a new picture featuring Marlon Brando tional Football League wiM b« John Henry Johnson, a halfback evacuee from Canada who's working out at Menlo Park, Calif., with tile Satt Francisco '49er$ . . . and has Buck Shaw tinkering: with alteration* to his T-fonnatioE in favor of » stronger running: attack • . . * * * Comedians looking for writert might get in touch, with that Lalte- wood, O., cop who pinched aa Ohio State football star for intoxication and creating a disturbance (there was a basketball game outdoors at 4:07 a.m.) . . . "There'» no law against that," argued the star. "I've had three years of law in college, and I know." . . . "They must teach that in the fourth year," answered the law ... • The Browns weren't too unhappy over trading Chick Jagrade to the Chicago Bears because defensive tackles have been spreading: the word that if you wrack Jagrade up the first time he hits your hole he won't give you any more that day ... Willie Mays Whitey Lockman's a crossword puzzle addict . .. . Minnie Minoso I.UAC ji<;ai,u.jL.Lus *«.«*» iv" .^~.~.~,, ... .is such a freouent target for Said Gaiento to us with raised since Birdie hod Mm last year in p ^ c >j e£ j ^aHs because his exagger- r\inl.'\7 ("no's {riven 11O rasslin' Trirlia-nanftlis _ . .. «>-«j « . which must be pinky (he's given up rasslin bears), "I like that Brando. He's a tough kid" tops in encomiums The Tigrers, who aren't complaining-, can't understand why Birdie Tebbetts let sinker pitcher George Zuveriuk. go from, the Reds to Detroit on waivers especially seem to have the strength to come i LU iici p u«.. through with his big pitch when BUt with those pounds seeming-!he needed it. He has put those Indianapolis . . - Terry Moore's troubles with Eddie Stanky date from the time The Brat asked his one-time Cardinal coach. "What's wrong with this club?" . . . And M«ore answered succinctly, "You!" . . . Stanky, incidentally, is also a peeve of Don Mueller because it was Eddie who tagged the Giant outfielder with his undesired nickname of "Squabs." IlrSt tTalllC Ui ASUt. JTJ.C iiau. iw^u j^^v ....« —,,~~ ^ .,, _•„ eight before an easy 11-3 triumph 1 ly went Shea's ability. He didn't pounds back on again. The 1954 phenomenon of the Na- while? ated crouch puts him over the plate . . . Byron Nelson is thinking seriously of a comeback and making the golf, tour next winter. , . Could Ronnie Knox's transfer from Cal to UCLA kill that national magazine cover made with his sister, screen starlet Eleanor Todd? ... Between you'n'me, why don't umps protect pivot men from those football blocks at second by calling interference once In ft best fourth outfielder .560 for a for a spelL Bob Cerv would help other clubs. Bill Renna is batting clean-up for the Athletics. "Jerry Coleman, who second based the Yankees to three world championships, can't break in now. Charley Silvera would be the first string 'catcher on five other American League clubs." "The Yankees still have the horses." Dan Caldwell Gets Hole in One Dan Caldwell scored an ace on the par-three eighth hole at Blytheville's Country Club yesterday. Professional Paul Farrington reported today. Caldwell was playing with his brother, Chester Caldwell, Jr., B. B. Goodman and Newt Whitis. How do you like James E. 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