The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1954 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 27, 1954
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TUESDAY, JULY Phil's Benching May Mean End of an Era By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — In the tumult of their scorch- Jig set with the White Sox, almost totally overlooked was the fact that Philip Francis Rizzuto did not start a big series for the Yankees. This is the first time this has happened in the 11 years Phil Rizzuto has spent with the World Champions, during which the New York athletes practically took a lease on the long end of the World Series swag. Game and Fish News Work on Duck Surveys Now Going on in Canadian Waters By THE ARKANSAS GAME AND FISH COMMISSION LITTLE ROCK — It's a long journev from the egg to the table for a wild duck — but our wildlife experts are rapidly learning to chart every step along the way. Until this season, the loss of Lit-* tie Scooter Rizzuto would have been considered irreparable. But now, with Willie Miranda at shortstop, the Bronx Bombers roar right along in r ""~" J quest of an un"precedent- ed sixth major league pennant. George Weiss purchased insurance for Rizzuto in June of last year, when he obtained Miran- ida from the 'Browns. The have-nots .never fail to give the champions -what they need, FhHRiizuto yet continue to wonder why they can't stop them., CONCORD INTERNATIONAL Casey Stengel prescribed rest I N - Y.—-(NEA)—When George 'May for Rizzuto, who will be 36 in Sep- & ets nis P ri de up, anybody who tember. But a manager employs ever k^ a S°U ball for money heads his best shortstop when tackling for *ne practice tee to get in shape, the foremost contenders twice That's because this situation us- each within 17 days. Miranda, bat- ually means there's going to be an ting .233, was the most formidable awful lot of money around for shortstop Professor Stengel had at somebody. the moment May is the gentleman who sees Rizzuto s demotion can only be to it that the World Champion- interpreted as the beginning of the Uhip, which will be held Aug 11 en *° f , a i ema ^ ab j^ ca .^, er - ' at the Tarn O'Shanter Country Club Phil took it like the little cham- ,•« nh,v*™ n^ nff ^ w«ii o*,—* pion he is, was at the Stadium for bat-ting practice at 11 o'clock the nex* morning, hitting the ball as wel-1 as he ever did. "There isn't a thing wrong with me," he said. "I have no alibis. I haven't hit a lick (.205); My arm i£ all right, but I haven't been tnrowing accurately at all times." , Asked if this could be the finish for Rizzuto, Stengel replied: "I can't answer that question now. You'll have to wait until fall. He could bounce back and burn up the league." Stengel recalls that when he assumed command six years ago, the front office was worried about Rizzuto's physical condition — his eyes and arm. in Chicago, pays off in Wall Street figures. The winner of this event gets a cool $10,000. In other words, he doesn't have to play golf again. * * * And, as we say, it's all because of George's pride. It seems that back in 1944, the people who ran the Victory Open at Chicago were kidding George that their champion, Sam Byrd. could beat Jug McSpaden, who had won May's Tarn O'Shanter Tournament, then merely .another five-figure affair. Well, George got his back up a bit and he told the boys, "Okay, let's see if he can .I'll put on a At present Federal Aid Biologists from most of the states in the various flyways are in Saskatchewan, Canada, conducting intensive aerial surveys and banding programs of the duck population in this important breeding ground. Twelve states in the Mississippi Flyway, which includes Arkansas, are participating in this important project in preparation for the fall duck season. Federal Aid Biologists Carl Hunter and Dave Donaldson are now in Saskatchewan representing the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and contributing their time and efforts in the cooperative project. Report on Project Biologist Hunter gives the following descriptive report on the progress being made on the Saskatchewan project: "We had a good trip up through the corn and wheat country, seeing lots of game while traveling and nets. "In larger 'sloughs' we set up a funnel net trap with 150-foot wire net leads and drove the flightless ducks into it. "In this territory water is short. Pintails, shovelers, gadwalls, and baldpates have bred fairly well, especially pintails. But mallards are two to three weeks late, and we are having a hard time getting our quota of 250 young mallards per territory. "Other areas have plenty of water. This indicates the importance of aerial work to get a complete story." This work being done in Canada, combined with the aerial surveys and banding programs in the individual flyway states, should for the first, time give hunters a complete picture of duck shooting from the breeding grounds to the shoot- PAGE Them Guys in Flatbush Are Boining By JIMMY BRESUN h^wia* ing grounds. With the Commission's recent JIMMY Staff Correspondent BROOKLYN — (NE4) — "This O'Malley," the guy said to the one next to him, "he must take us for jerks. "He says that nothing is wrong with the Dodgers. The president of the club tries to say nothing is wrong. And yet all we do is lose." This was on a crammed subway rain nosing its way under Brook- yn's crowded streets and its riders were talking about Walter O'Malley's complete vindication of vhat is regarded as a Dodger col- apse. "They should shoot that farmer ihey brung in for a manager," snapped the guy — his name was Jimmy DeStefano and he lives in the Gravesend Bay section. What he meant, actually, was that he was a trifle displeased with 'Walter Alston, the manager, who comes from Darrtown, O. In Brooklyn, you are a farmer if you come from any place' 10 miles outside of the City. bo-rough. "You Jsnow," foe other guy rasped, "I can't sleep nights. I keep thinkin' of what's goin' on. He has the second baseman in left field. He has the pitchers in there too long and then sometimes he don't use 'em at all. "Take the other day. I'm a baker. I'm workin' and I listen to the game and I hear this Labine corn- in' in for the first time in 12 games. He's got nothing' So what does the guy do? He leaves him in for four innings. ''The farmer even let h&n hit with men on base. * » • "Xothin' the matteiv with Brooklyn, this guy O'Malley tells us. What this gentleman — Tony Lisa, who lives in Flatbush —' meant was several things. He meant Alston had placed Junior Gilliam, normally a second base•"'••JV. AISEOG "O'Malley?" the guy went on. "What did he do? Ke is some guy since we have been here Arrives f acquisition of an ai *Plane, Arkan- s ? s ^ now m a Position to cooperate further in these important studies as the other states in the Mississippi Flyway have done in the past. This again will be supplemented by hunter bag checks and repofts on cripples, which will give Arkansas sportsmen an opportunity to cooperate on a local* level in obtaining the desired comprehensive picture of our duck populations and their habits. These figures including the fall harvest of waterfowl are the fac- iors that control the seasons and bag limits for hunters. ' Since then, the wee Italiano of Queens has been the pinwheel and iron man of the outfit, and just look at the record. He had his best year, going the complete route in 1950, batting .324. No one ever carne in for a slow roller, went back for a pop fly or made the double play with neater dispatch. Rizzuto couldn't "slide" into the hole like the long-legged Marty Marion, but he got balls hit there with quick little steps. If the Scooter had a weakness, it was his arm. but he compensated for this by getting rid of the ball quicker than anybody else. He was the most skillful bunter in the business. Phil Rizzuto -was one of the few moderns who could be compared with the truly greats of the misty past and will take on even more stature in the flattering light of distance. Not a few old and near old-time players place him at the top of all the shortstops. But all good things must come to an end and. nobody's crying. There's no sentiment in baseball. special match and we'll call it the World Championship." Well, old Jug must have been looking to retire from the tournament trail, because he went out and beat Byrd in a 36-hole match. That started the ball rolling and it hasn't stopped. This year's golf week at the Chicago club sees exactly 5205,000 in prizes on the line for hot swingers. The big one is a soild $50,000 for taking the World event—with another $50,000 guar- anteen an exhibitions. The guy who wins this one has it almost as good as that gardener we spoke about who dug up those tomato cans in Sam Snead's back yard. in Regina (Canada) on Wednesday and spent the remainder of the week getting briefed on our territory, identification of young ducks, trapping and banding methods, and the over-all picture of this cooperative study. "As you know, the. primary objective is to determine the contribution of various segments of the breeding grounds to the waterfowl populations of the various flyways. "This can only be done by banding juvenile waterfowl that are trapped in the same areas in which they are raised. "Large scale banding of molting adult birds in the past gives little ndication of the effects of produc- .ion in the various areas. DU on Scene "There are three ground crews lere in Saskatchewan, plus an air 3oat crew which works the big akes. We have the central part of Saskatchewan as our territory. "Work is also being done in the ther provinces by combination rews of State and Fish and Wiid- ife Service personnel; also the Canadian Wildlife Service is work- ng special areas, and Ducks TJn- mited is doing work, too. "Weather, before and during formation of migration patterns, has an important influence upon flyway populations. More accurate kill data on various age classes of waterfowl will result from this Work. "There will also be some indication of natural mortality, a very important point as compared to hunter take. Information on these various points is needed to predict conditions in the flyways upon which regulations are based. "Aerial surveys flown in May and July give over-all data on breeding pairs and production. Band 400 in Week "Last week we worked the central section of Saskatchewan west who-worked in a bank and now he comes around and louses up our bfc club. Just a guy what worked in a bank, that's all". So he figures : he knows more than our manager and he cans him. "So the ciub goes lousy on us and .O'Malley figures he'll play us for suckers and he soft soaps us about the club being all right. What does he think we are?" DeStefano meant here that Walter O'Malley, who was president of a large trust company, made a mistake in not giving Charley Dressen a two-year contract. Then,! when the Dodgers hit their current slump, his "we'll be all right" statement was received with displeasure around the sunny little used for a stretch, a bit longer than the situation warranted. He meant that the Dodgers are in the throes of a slump which sees everything going wrong — including six losses to the hated Giants. The tram ground to a stop and upstairs, on crowded Platbush Avenue, the first editions of the next morning's papers said the Dodgers had blown another. The Dodgers, who were to have whisked through the league and then gotten down "to the business of beating the Yankees in the World Series. The cab driver put down his paper, pushed the meter flag down and_ started to drive. "Ain't this the worst you ever heard of ..." he began. As told to Harry Grayson The 4 wood is, for the average player, the greatest club there is. If I were a day-off duffer, I'd be thinking of this club every chance I got. It is used practically the same as the 3 wood—in other words, you need distance on a fair-. i. *-»'iU r*ii •*• * * * .•«>*«-. j w^i. *,w\^v* »-i,i*3i,tij..ut w-- a. ic.»* — \"l l LSL em . L ^ m f- ^ ™y sho - ^- d ^ the 3 wood, you 1 play the shot off your left heel. The! Boxing Day is a holiday in Aua- club is a half inch shorter, too, so' ' you still use that slight dip to compensate. As a rule, I would have the average player go to the 4 wood before taking out the 2 or 3 iron. Those two irons are tough clubs for the average golfer to master ' and require more difficult execution of the shot. The 4 wood gives you power and distance off the fairway and can be used in short rough, too. This is the club which should be your pal once off the tee. Play it right —off that left heel —and will help lower your score. tralia. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooklyn — Carmelo Costa, 129, Brooklyn, outpointed Vic Toweel,lie Sawyer, 133. South Africa. 10. New York—Paul Andrews, 175%, Buffalo; stopped Yvon Durelee, 1661.4, Baie St. Anne, New'Brims-' wick, 5 Oakland, Calif. — Maurice Harper, 150, Oakland, outpointed Char- 149, Los Angeles, 10 TV and RADIO IVICE Minor Repairs and Tube Emplacement in home (inside Bly'~ theville city limits) Only More Than 20 Years and Experience. Factory Service Guarantee All Makes. o* Felix Carney. 109 E. Main Ph. 3-3616 SAVE HUNDREDS DURING OUR of Regina and ducks, mostly banded about 400 young ones. We chose the broods out of the small 'pot holes' and caught them in dip Fields, Piret Take Legion Mat Feature Rangy Ray Piret. who looks more like a mile runner than he does a professional wrestler. proved a mite too tough last night as he out-foxed Charley Keene and Chris Averoff in the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Piret, who looks like the "after" out of a Charles Atlas ad, and Don Fields took the measure of Keene and Averoff in straight falls to take the decision. The 6-foot plus, 210-pounder who holds the Southern junior heavyweight title, showed the fans why he holds that title as he toyed with Keene and Avero*f at will, turning the bout into a wild uproar. Piret and Fields forced the fighting all the way. Only once Were they in trouble and that was in the closing seconds of the first fall when Keene and Averoff teamed up on Piret and gave him a good going over until the referee stepped But tne people who are licking their chops more than anybody over the prospects of seeing some of the dough— most of it, in fact- are sitting in an office in Washington, D. C. That's right— those income tax guys just know they're going to get a real handsome payday out of this one. Looking forward to the World event, I'm going to predict one thing. The weather in Chicago will set a new national record for high temperatures that day. Now I'm no established metor- •ologist and the only thing I know about weather is to come inside when it's raining. But I do know that Chandler Harper is going to be in town for this one and he is still burning after the way he lost last year's tfvent — that all-or-aothing shot of Lew Worsham's. wedge ic and disqualified Averoff after 20 minutes. Then Piret and Fields came back to take the second fall with comparative ease. They toyed around with Keene and Averoff, let them wear themselves down Here is my answer to a tough golf course: A guy who could drive with Byron Nelson's accuracy, hit a long iron like Sam Snead, handle the medium irons like Ben Hogan the short liks Paul Runyon, putt like Bobby Locke or Lloyd Mangrum, get out of traps with Gene Saraaen and scramble like Al Besselink. Add to this the temperament of Bobby Locke, who always seems to be thinking of tea time even when he misses a two-footer, and you have a guy who could wreck any course ever made. Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting— Noren, New York, .358' Minoso, Chicago, .324; Mantle New York, .321; Avila, Cleveland, .320; Rosen, Cleveland, .315 Run s batted in— Minoso, Chicago 76; Berra and Mantle, New York, 74; Rosen, Cleveland, 73; Doby' Cleveland, 71. Home runs — Doby, Cleveland, and Mantle, New York, 20: Rosen' Cleveland. 17; sievers, Washington, 16; Williams, Boston, 15. Stolen bases — Jensen, Boston and Rivera, Chicago, 14; Minoso, Chicago, 12; Busby, Washington, 10; Michaels, Chicago, 9. Pitching— Reynolds, New York, 10-1, .909; Feller, Cleveland, 8-1, .889; Consuegra, Chicago, 12-3, .800; Morgan, New York, 7-2, .778, Grim, New York, 11-4, .733. Strikeouts — Turley, Baltimore, 113; Trucks/ Chicago, 101; Pierce, Chicago, 87; Wynn, Cleveland, 86; Coleman, Baltimore, 81. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting— Snider, Brooklyn, ,363" ' Mueller, New York, .344; Musial St. Louis. .337; Schoendienst. St Louis, .336; Moon, St. Louis, .333. Runs batted in — Musial, St Louis, 87: Hodges. Brooklyn, 86- Snider, Brooklyn, 83; Jablonski'. St. Louis. 80: Bell and Kluszewski DRIVE DEAL MONTH MERCURY'S NEW 161-HP ENGINE, PLUS NEW BALL-JOINT SUSPENSION_HAILED BY LEADING AUTO EDITORS_AND BUYERS CASH IN ON OUR SUCCESS-SAVE MONEY 3 WAYS and Mays, New York Bernie Bond, leading trainer at Monmouth Park race tra"ck, fought in both the European and Pacific theaters as an infantryman. He rose from private to captain. and then Piret put the pin on Keene after 12 minutes. In the preliminary boute Keene defeated Fields and Piret won over Averoff. Cincinnati, 79. Home runs — Mays, New York, 34; Sauer, Chicago, and Kluszewski, Cincinnati,. 28; Musial, St. Louis, 27; Hodges, Brooklyn, 26. Stolen bases—Bruton, Milwaukee 27; Fondy, Chicago, 16; Temple' Cincinnati. 15; Moon, St. Louis 12; Mathews, Milwaukee. 8. Pitching—Antonelli, New York 14-2, .875; Davis, Chicago, 7-2, .778; Meyer, Brooklyn, 7-3, .700;' Grissom, New York, 9-4, .692; Haddix, St. Louis, 14-7, .667; Maglie, New York, 10-5, .667; Wilhelm, New York, 8-4, .667; Lawrence, St. Louis, 6-3, .667. Strikeouts — Haddix. St. Louis, 118; Roberts, Philadelphia, 113; Erskine, Brooklyn, 100; Antonelli, New York, 93; Spahn, Milwaukee, Trial drive a Mercury. Get our big-vMume deal. Save as you drive with Mercury's famous economy and low upkeep. Get back more in the future with Mercury's higher trade-In value. You can't match it for the money Don't miss the big television hit, "TOAST OF THE TOWN" with Ed Sullivan. Sunday evening, 6 to 7 p.m., Station WHBQ, Channel 13. 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