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PAGE SIX 1m Not Worried' Leo Says of Giant Decline By JOE REICHLEE AP Sports Writer The possibility of a Giant collapse was pooh-poohed by Manager Leo Durocher today but New York fans had cause for alarm. A humiliating 9-1 loss to Brooklyn last night stretched the slump-ridden Giants' losing streak to five straight and chiseled their first-place lead over the Dodgers to only three BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAT, JtiLY 27, 1954 "I'm not worried about a thing," Durocher said after last night's loss. "We're still in a great spot. They've still got to catch us." The Dodgers' 15-hit victory was their first over Sal Maglie at Ebbets Field. Maglie had whipped them 10 straight times in Brooklyn. Five for Brave* Milwaukee's Braves, whose dimmed pennant chances began to flicker anew after their three-game sweep of the Giants over the past weekend, made it five in a row with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh. Gene Conley, Milwaukee's 6-foot-8 rookie right-hander, doled out four hits while Billy Bruton and Eddie Mathews were providing the offensive spark to move the third-place Braves to within 10% games of the Giants. Bruton opened the game with a triple off loser Bob Purkey and scored on a single by Mathews. In the third, Bruton singled, stole second and scored on Mathews' second single. Doubles by Joe Adcock and Andy Pafko in the sixth accounted for Milwaukee's third run. Off Day All other club s had an off day as they girded themselves for the busy schedule today. The spotligh is on Chicago, where the second place New York Yankees and third place White Sox meet in the first of a three-game series. Cleveland which leads the Yankees by z game and a half, is host to Boston's Red Sox, whom they've beaten 13 times, in 14 meetings. The Dodgers, who were scheduled to meet Chicago's Cubs this afternoon, made short work of Maglie last night, blasting him for 11 hits before sending him to the showers in the sixth inning. They continued their barrage on reliev- ers Hoyt Wilhelm, Paul Giel and Al Corwin. Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson hits apiece. collected three The Giants, who had whipped the Dodgers in their last six meetings, were limited to five hits by Carl Erskine. RainbowTroutNow In Solid in State MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — For years, southern sportsmen have been attempting to lure the rainbow trout into the tepid waters of Dixie's slow moving streams. Baseball Standing Leopards Win Over Cougars In 6-1 Upset Playing their best ball of the season, the Leopards of the "Y" Pee Wee league, upset the highly touted Cougars by a score of 6-1 at Compress Park yesterday afternoon. Larry Lovelace, on the hill fo the winners, pitched himself a no hitter, while his teammates wer harvesting six runs. on two safe ties given up by the opposing hurl er, Bill Roush. Lovelace struck out nine batter while Roush fanned 10. Roush walked six men and hi two, while Lovelace gave up seven passes but the latter received bet ter support afield. The Cougars' only run came in the second on two errors and a base on balls. Thr big inning for the winners was also the second, in which they scored five of their six tallies. Emery Francis started it off •with a pass, the shortstop erred on Glen Butler's roller and both were safe. Wayne Hopper and Jack James then walked, forcing in one run. Lovelace singled to score two runs and after Carroll McDermott was hit by a pitched ball, the roller to short by Barry Hughes was bobbled, permitting James and Love- 3 ioy 2 By IHE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W L PcL GB New York 62 35 .639 Brooklyn 59 38 .608 Milwaukee .... 51 45 .531 Cincinnati — 49 49 .500 St. Louis • 46 48 .489 Philadelphia ..45 48 .484 Chicago 40 54 .426 Pittsburgh .... 31 66 .320 Today's Games Chicago at Brooklyn St. Louis at New York (night) Cincinnati at Philadelphia (Night) Monday's Results Brooklyn 9, New York 1 Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 1 (Only games scheduled) 15 20 y 2 31 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet Cleveland 65 29 .691 New York 65 Chicago 61 Washington .. .41 Detroit 40 Boston 38. Philadelphia .. 34 GB Baltimore 33 Each attempt, met with failure. The prince of clear water game fish just couldn-'t survive in the warm waters of the south. But, now that the big government dams are operating in the Ozark Mountains of north Arkansas, the rainbow trout has at last found a southern home. Arkansas boasts more than 100 miles of trout water, and offers the only trout fishing east of the Rocky Mountains and south of Kansas. Most of the trout grow to an average of seven pounds in their new home, but several ll-pounders have been caught in the White, Norfork and Little Missouri rivers Trout began to live in the three rivers after Bull Shoals, Norfork and Narrows dams were built Water impounded by the dams is released from the bottom of the reservoirs, and therefore is frigid enough for the game fish. Spinning gear has proved particularly effective against Arkansas Wes Santee Pledges Big Effort To Bring Mile Record Back to U. S. By HERB ALTSCHULL WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Santee says his bid for the world mile record i§ *oin* to be a serious one with hard work the basic ingredient The great Kansas miler outlined his plans in an appearance .yesterday before the Touchdown Club of Washington. Here's how he said he is going to go after the record: 1. Combine heavy cross-country training with short sprints throughout the fall. 2. Swing onto the boards for the eastern indoor circuit during the TEE TIME — Cary Middlecoff (left) "chats with Wally Burkemo at Keller Golf Course, St. Paul, prior to teeing off for their torrid battle yesterday. .Middlecoff lost to Burkemo, last year's PGA champ, on the '37th hole. trout. The soft action rods used by spin fishermen set the hook without tearing the tender mouths of the speckled gamesters. Legion Event At Osceola OSCEOLA — First round play in he Northeast Aransas B area American Legion tournament got Tough Old Pros Vie for PGA Title By HUGH FULLERTON JR. ST. PAUL, :Minn. (AP) — Chick Harbert and Wally _ 1 * ' —.—.*** «^^-A v u.A^.\_4. T | GLiAy Burkemo, two golfers who thrive on the kind of competition where you face the other fellow and try to beat him down, meet today in the final match of what may be the best-played PGA Championship in the postwar era. Vic Toweel Loses in Upset Young Carmelo Costo Looks Like Comer In Beating Veteran NEW YORK (.?! — Vic Toweel looks like you would expect an ex- champion to loos at 26 and young Carmelo Costa of Brooklyn has al the earmarks of a real comer. Toweel at 133 pounds was 15 over the weight he held when he lost his world bantam crown to Jimmy Carruthers in '52. He was slow in contrast to the clever 20- year-old hit and run artist who is unbeaten in 25 pro fights and a fast rising featherweight hope. But Toweel showed the willing style of a mauler despite his loss to Costa on a unanimous decision in a 10-rounder at Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway last- night. It was Toweel's first fight out of his native South Africa. Costa, who weighed 129 pounds, said Toweel is strong and hits harder than Baby Ortiz. Ortiz was beaten by Costa, June 24, in the youngster's first 10-rounder winter. 3. Race against the clock next spring in an effort to lower the world mile standard of 3:58.0 held by John Landy of Australia. "I'm going to concentrate on track, train as hard as I can and sacrifice everything I have to bring the mile record back to the United States," Santee declared. Santee showed up in the uniform of a Marine corporal. He is completing training as a platoon commander at Quantico, Va., and will head back to the University of Kansas in September to complete his studies. Two Year Hitch The following September he'll return to Quantico for a two-year hitch in the Marines. Santee thinks Landy will beat Bannister in their mile run at Vancouver, largely Canada, this because Landy„ summer, has had greater experience in direct competition. who has run the -said he figures The Kansan, mile in 4:00.6, somebody will lower the record to 3:55 in the near future and let it be known he thinks that "somebody" will be Wes Santee. Asked how long a 3:55 record would stand, the Kansas replied: "Who knows? Maybe 100 years from now, they may think of that as slow time." lace to score. Hopper scored again in the third on a walk, followed by an error and McDermott's double. Today's Games New York at Chicago (night) Boston at Cleveland (night) Washington at Baltimore (night) Philadelphia at -Detroit (night) Monday's Results No games scheduled SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans ... 64 45 .587 -~ Atlanta 61 45 .575 1V 2 Birmingham ... 60 46 .566 2J4 Chattanooga ... 57 49 .538 5y> Memphis 52 53 .495 Little Rock 48 60 .444 Mobile 43 65 .398 Nashville 41 63' .394 Yesterday's Results Memphis 15, Mobile 4 (Only game scheduled) Games Today Chattanooga at Mobile Little Rock at Birmingham Memphis at Atlanta Nashville at New Orleans 10 15 V 2 20% 20^ ook a 6-3 game over Lepanto and tfonette won 13-6 over West Memphis. Tonight at 8 o'clock, Searcy take the field against Monette Newport will be a forfeit winner over Heber Springs since the latter withdrew from the tournament Tomorrow at 3 p.m., Lepanto takes on West Memphis with Newport meeting the winner of tonight's game in the evening con- Beaumont 2 Dallas 1 (13 MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Kansas City 6, Louisville 4 Indianapolis 3, Toledo 2 (n in- ings) (Only games scheduled) - . Texas League Tulsa 2. Houston 1 do innings) Oklahoma City 1, San Antonio test. 0 Port Worth 3, Shreveport 2, nings) Western League Pueblo 8-5, Des Moine s 7-3 Colorado Springs 6-3, Sioux City Omaha 7, Wichita 4 Denver 10, Lincoln 4 COTTON STATES LEAGUE It is the second man-to-man clash between these two, who live and work scarcely 10 miles apart in suburban Detroit, and the third PGA final for each. In yesterday's grueling 36-hole semifinals, Burkemo, the defend- ng champion, almost crushed Gary Middlecoff with one brief string of birdie shooting, let him get away and then came back to win on the 37th. Harbert, twice runner-up but never a winner in this tournament, had to go clear to the 36th green to down Tommy Bolt, 1 up. Met Before Burkemo and Harbert clashed in the second round of the 1951 PGA at Oakmont, and the blonde, bright blue-eyed Burkemo won on the 19th hole. That wa s when Wally, playing his first championship, went all the way to the final before he took a 7 and 6 drubbing from Sam Snead. Burkemo only lasted until the third round the next year, when it was Harbert's turn to go to the final, but he took the title last year at Birmingham, Mich, beat- ng Felice Torza, 2 and 1. Against Bolt yesterday, Harbert gained a 2-up lead at the 27-hole mark and then started to shoot steady pars until the holes ran out. 12 Footer Props That admirable strategy didn't work. Bolt matched the pars for seven holes, then, when it was a case of win or quit, he sank an almost unbelievable 40-foot putt for a birdie on the 35th. Both hit the final green in two shots and Harbert, the pressure now. on him, ended the match by ramming a 12-footer into the cup. Burkemo, starting the afternoon round, went from 1 down at the 20th to 3 up at the 25th by shoot- Paulie Andrews of Buffalo, N. Y breezed past Canadian Yvon Durelle for a knockout in 1:06 of the fifth round last night at St. Nicholas Arena, finishing the bout with a right to the head. The Canadian was never in it, losing every round on the cards of judges. Andrews weighed 175%, Durelle 166y 2 for the televised bout Osceola Little Leaguers Play 58 29 54 33 . 48 39 40 49 36 51 26 61 667 .621 .552 .449 .414 .299 TTTT^ El Dorado Greenville Meridian Monroe Pine Bluff . Hot Springs Yesterday's Results Greenville 8, Monroe 3 El Dorado 6. Pine Bluff 3 Meridian 7, Hot Springs 3 Games Today El Dorado at Pine Bluff Monroe at Greenville Hot Springs at Meridian 4 10 19 21 31 Sports Roundup— GMAC Wins 22-19 Game From Ark-Mo Feller Makes Great Comeback here By JACK HAND (For Gayle Talbot) time comes to pick a "Comeback cast •< the Year" for 1954, one of the proud ~ wsr*s£ SojrsiNrsroiS^^sf £ him in '52 and '53 and~took"hfm I?-*!^ 01 " the first time the >" off for the regular a stretch. Twilight Time glides by in this business —or any other—and the 17-year-old Iowa plowboy of 1936 becomes, at 35, a veteran "in the twilight of trip' his career," as the boys dearly love to write. Van Mungo." The wise remark turned into a bitter war, with Feller striking out rowdy Dick some- 13 times in 18 at-bats spring training It seems only yesterday that you read about the farm boy from Van Meter, Iowa, who struck out eight St. Louis Cardinals in three innings in an exhibition game, his first appearance against a major league Has Knuckler, Now Because Feller and fireball always have been synonymous in a sports writer's vocabulary, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to hear that Bobby has come up with a knuckleball. It's almost like Rocky Marciano turning fancy Dan. "I only throw about five or six in a game," Feller explained the other day in the Indians' clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. "Some games I don't throw it at all: The fast ball still is my best pitch." . How about that fast ball? Is it as good as ever? "It's a different kind of fast ball. In the old days it used to take off every time. Now it may sink or jump sideways. But it still moves. "Pitching is a lot easier for me now with a changeup and slider to o with the fast ball and curve. don't use up so much energy. 3ut then I used to have a lot more energy too." G. M. A. C. and Ark-Mo Power's Kilowatts staged a three ring 22-19 circus of a ball game at Maloney Park yesterday afternoon, the Motormen salvaging the contest after having an apparently lopsided margin in the very early innings. Due to the heavy hitting and loose fielding, the game went only five innings. Home runs fell all over the lot, the Credit Crew getting four and the kilowatts two of the bona fide variety and a couple more going for the circuit on outfield miscues. Frank Hall started on the hill for he winners and though hammered pretty freely, lasted until the fourth, when he was replaced by Elmer Clarke, who treated until the fourth, when he was replaced by Elmer Clarke, who was treated roughly but lasted out the game. Jim Tully had one of his worst ing birdies on four of five holes. But after the 30th he seemed to be tiring. When Middlecoff rammed an approach stiff on the 36th green the match was square. •'On the extra hole, however, Burkemo, outdriven by some 30 yards, laid his approach within nine inches of the cup for a sure birdie. Middlecoff couldn't match that. Nays, Mantle Top Sluggers They're Two Greatest Center Fielders in Game NEW YORK (fl—willie Mays of the New York Giants and Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees, two of baseball's outstanding center fielders, topped the major leagues in slugging today with home runs largely responsible for their leads. Slugging averages—based on total bases divided by official times at bat — compiled by the As- ociated Press disclosed that Mays has hit for 244 total bases in 353 rips to the plate for a pace-set- ing National League mark of .691. Willie, who heads both, circuits in homers with 34, also had produced 16 doubles and six triples among his 114 safeties. OSCEOLA T 2aguers set — Osceola's Little out to revenge an earlier loss this afternoon when they meet Parkin on the Little League diamond at 3 o'clock. The game was scheduled for today due to the American Legion tournament being run off under the lights diamond. at Hale Field baseball Parkin has a 15-0 record going into today's game and was atop Northeast Arkansas Little League standings. Osceola was in second place with 14-2. The NEA Little League tournament gets started in -Osceola Monday. Memphis Primed For Dogfight Still Confident Chicks Feel They Can Move Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Still certain they can crash the Southern Association first division and make the playoffs, the suddenly potent Memphis Chicks primed themselves for an important series with second-place Atlanta with some lusty batting practice at the expense of the sagging Mobile Bears. The tribe sent 16 batters to the plate in the first inning last night in their 14-4 rout of the Bears, making their 12th victory in 16 starts one of the easiest of the season. They scored 11 runs via eight singles, a pair of doubles and three walks. Only Game It was the only game scheduled Memphis left quickly after the rout to launch a trip that will take them to Atlanta, Birmingham and Little Rock. After their latest surge, the Chicks were 4% games out of the first division. Jack Swift and Al Zilian limited Mobile to eight hits. Norm Larker Mobile first baseman, doubled for the only extra-base hit for th~ losers. Ken Landenberger, Memphis first sacker, had a double and a single in the first inning and later added another two-bagger. He drove in four runs. Outfielder Stan Jok, who scored four times, had a doub 1 -; and two singles. Besides the Memphis-Atlanta series, Mobile opens tonight with fourth-place Chattanooga, pace-setting New Orleans host the cellarite Nashville Vols and Birmingham entertains the reawakened Little Rock Travelers, who a more solid showing manager Pat Mullin. are making under new Registration Blank 3rd Annual Fishing Rodeo Name Age Address Mail or Return to Chamber of Commerce Blytheville City Hall Roy Mack Emerges as Athletics' Strong Man PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roy Mack emerged in his own light today as the current strong man of the Philadelphia Athletics. days in the losing role, being rapped in spots but was hurt repeat- the loose fielding of his edly by mates. The Kilowatts got 21 hits off the combined offerings of Hall and Clark while Tully gave up only 14 bingles. G. M. A. C. picked up 6 runs in the first inning on only two safeties and seven in the second on four hits. Ark-Mo came back to make it a 13-9 ball game at the close of the second and seriously threatened in the bottom of the fourth, when they tallied seven runs on~nine base blows. The boys finally decided to settle down and play ball in the fifth, after playing it for laughs in the previous frames. certain terms. Home runs were registered by had discussed John Duclos and Jo« Hughes for the Kilowatts, and by Frank Hall, Jack Christie, Clark and McAlister for the Motormen. This afternoon at Little Park, the Courier News Dirty Sox meet Southern Bell in a regular kagne game at 6:00 o'clock. The normally quiet, unassuming executive vice president of the American League club stuck his jaw out a country mile at the midsummer baseball meetings in New York yesterday and announced the A's are not for sale, a half a hundred rumors notwithstanding. And if that wasn't pain enough talk, the eldest son of Connie Mack declared he was in the throes of a family squabble with his younger brother Earle to obtain complete control of the club and change the downtrodden Athletics into a pennant contender. Several weeks ago, Manager Eddie Joost had a row with outfielder Gus Zernial over the big slugger's placement in the batting lineup. The argument was carriec into Roy Mack's office. When Zernial and Joost had departed, Roy was asked by sports writers what it was all about. His rather wistful comment: "Nobody ever tells me anything." Something: New Apparently something new has been added. Yesterday it was Roy doing the telling and in no un- enough to kick a guy when he's down, but I'm not going to stay down. "I'm going to battle for all-out control of this club, especially since the 'Save the A's' has got going." This last was a reference to an effort by local civic and business leaders to retain the club in Philadelphia As for his hassle with his brother, Roy said: "Some time ago, my brother Earle said he would give me an option to buy his stock. We went so far as to practically have the options drawn up for signature. Then he backed down. I don't know why but he did." The A's stock is divided just equally among Connie Sr Earle And Roy. "Go ask Roy where he is going to get the money," was General Manager Earle's comment. Your clue to faster Long Distance service Admitting that he the future of the A's with a syndicate headed by Arnold Johnson of Chicago, who has been pushing Kansas City for a major league franchise, as well as several groups from points west, Roy said: "When I say we are definitely not selling; I mean that. 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