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is' Bob Smith
sats Missions, 4-1
By UNITED PRESS
I Bdb Smith, a 23-year-old south-
paw pitcher who was In the serv-
ice last year, pitched the Texas
eague leading Shreveport Sports
|to a two-hit 4 to 1 victory over
■n Antonio Thursday night. It in-
creased the Sports' lead over the
Missions to two games.
The only damaging hit off the
ound youngster from Wood-
|ville, N. H., was Frank Kellert's
fourth inning homer for the only
Shreveport won with a four - run
I sixth inning with Joe Koppe and
|Ed Barr each driving in two runs.
Eagles Win Again
Willie Brown of Dallas drove in
Ifour runs as the Eagles beat Fort
I Worth for the fifth time in the last
I seven games, 8 to 2. Houston scor-
led seven runs in the first inning
| to take an easy 14 to 2 win over
[Beaumont and Oklahoma City and
I Tulsa split a doubleheader.
The Indians won the seven-inning
I first game 1 to 0 as ex - Dallas
I pitcher Wayne McLeland pitched
a two-hitter and A1 McNeilance
hurled the Oilers • to a five - hit
7 to 1 triumph in the nine-inning
Jim Tugerson went the route for
I Dallas, opposing four Fort Worth
pitchers. Fort Worth's suddenly un-
reliable pitching staff was pointed
up by the Cats' use of 10 pitchers
during the three - game series as
opposed to only three for Dallas.
Patrick Wins Easily
Hisel Patrick had no trouble win-
ning for Houston and Beaumont
starter Bob Zick, who was pound-
ed out in the first inning, had just
as little difficulty losing. The first
seven Houston batters got hits and
Emil Tellinger's three - run homer
ended the seven - run first inning.
Dick Viskovski's double and a
single by Jim Neufeldt, in the fifth
inning produced Oklahoma City's
winning run in the 1 to 0 opener.
In the nightcap, Tulsa drove Vi-
cente Amor out in the fifth with a
four - run blast featured by Ted
Tappe's 11th homer and Joe
Macko's 19th round-tripper.
Spudders Beat Colts, 6-2;
Play Roswell Here Tonight
Stellar Ollie Ortiz hurled his
third straight pitching victory
Thursday night as he limited the
San Angelo Colts to seven hits to
give the Spudders a 6-2 triumph.
The Spudders open a six-game
home stand at Sportsman Park to-
night at 8:15 p. m. when they duel
the Roswell Rockets. Newcomer
Don Stephens, who pitched a two-
hitter in his first effort for the
Spudders, will start on the
hill against the Rockets who are
currently in a battle for first p'.aee
in the Longhorn League.
Last night at San Angelo home
rim blasts by Charley Tuttle, Or-
tiz, and A1 McCarty provided the
winning runs to give the Spudders
a split of the two-game series with
Ortiz struck out seven men in
going the full nine innings. He be-
came the fourth Spudder pitcher
in the last five games to go the
distance without relief help.
Ortiz allowed only single runs
in the second and eighth. The Colts
loaded the bases in the second on
a walk, and two singles. Ortiz hit
Dub Graves to force in a run but
then pitched out of the dangerous
Tuttle put the Spudders in front
Sweetwater Reporter, Texas, Friday, July 9, 1954
Dallas Interests Seek
Cash To Back Up Talk
with a two-run, line drive home
run over the left field wall in the
first. Ortiz homered in the fifth
and McCarthy poled one in the
seventh. Both came with the bases
Ken Clule.v had two singles and a
triple to aid the Spudder cause
while the best the Colts could offer
was Jerry Fineman who had three
The Spudders play Roswell here
Friday and Saturday, then engage
Carlsbad on Sunday and Monday,
and conclude the elongated home-
stand with Midland on Tuesday
Sweetwater (6) AB R H PO A E
Recio, ss 5 0 1 2 6 0
Looney, c 3 1 1 8 1 0
Cluley, cf 5
Tuttle, If 4
McCarty, rf 4
Finkler. lb 4
Arco, 3b 4
Ortiz, p 4
0 0 1
1 1 2
DALLAS, July 9 UP— Money
talks, so the oilmen who want to
make Texans of an unnamed base-
ball team dug Friday for the kind
of cash that might talk in the ma-
A spokesman for the group said
"we should know by the end of
the week" whether Dallas' big
league ambitions will be backed by
The goal was $5 million cash.
"If we can raise it," said Dick
Burnett, owner of the Dallas Ea-
gles of the Class AA Texas League
and one of the oilmen who've
caught major leagueitis, "there is
no question that we can get a club."
Not Talked Directly
Burnett's confidence has been
steadfast, even though he admits
he has not talked directly with any
major league organization ahout
moving the team to Texas.
The syndicate of business and
oilmen who want to out-Milwaukee
won the blessing Thursday of
the chamber of commerce
board of directors, which passed
unanimously a resolution urging
that a major league franchise be
obtained for Dallas.
The Dallas Citizens Council, the
powerful clique of presidents of all
major business concerns in town,
tendered more reserved approval
of the idea.
J. T. Latimer, president of Mag-
nolia Petroleum Co. and of the
Citizens Council, said only 10 of the
25 directors of the council attend-
ed the closed meeting and 13 is a
No resolution was passed. No
sponsored by Sears Roebuck and further meetings of the council
Don Smith, but couldn't hold the j were scheduled to discuss proposed
Pitcher Buford Patterson's base-
clearing double was the big blow J
in that rally which gave him the 1
victory. .lay Knox was the loser,
for the Tigers, who are backed by j
the Elks Club.
Larrv Durham and Billy Fisher j
were the big guns in the Tiger at-
tack as each cracked out three
For the wining Apaches, Carroll
Cats Break Slump;
Beat Giants, 24-5
The Apaches were forced to rally
for seven runs in the bottom of the
last frame to edge the Tigers, 15-
14. and the Cats came roaring out
ol their slump to rout the Giants,
The Tigers carried a six-run
Margin into the final inning against
the unbeaten Apaches, who are
| purchase of a big league team.
'Save The A's' Drive
PHILADELPHIA, July 9 —(IP)—
A save-the-A's di:ve to get 420,000
more customers for the Philadel-
„ , ,, , .. , ., _ .. : phia Athletics this season was off
Feagari had three hits while David j (0 a fast star( Friday with a drug
Harris and Gordon Mareum were
credited with two each.
Tigers 162 203—14
store chain's pledge to buy $50.-
000 worth of tickets.
The pledge was made by Harry
Apaches 103 317 15 gyi]^ president of the chain, at a
The Cats, who had lost eight m ; cjty hall meeting of 90 civic and
a row before last night, broke out business leaders called into session
oi the doldrums in no uncertain ()V Mayor Joseph Clark Thursday
manner. j to give the money-shy Athletics a
They backed up a eight-hit pitch- |jj-f or iose them to another city.
Latimer said, however, it was
the "concensus" of those present
that "a major league team would
be a fine thing for this area."
It was learned later that Bur-
nett and E. E. (Buddy) Fogelson,
spokesman for the oilman's syndi-
cate, through a misunderstanding,
had different ideas on how a big
league team should be financed.
Burnett admitted Friday that
"we were a little premature" in
going before the council.
But "we are satisfied with what
the Citizens Council did," he said.
Fogelson's idea was to sell stock
in a baseball club to as many as
30,000 persons. Burnett had under-
stood that a group of wealthy men
were to put up the major share
of the money.
At a news conference after the
Citizens Council meeting, Burnett
said he and Fogelson now were
agreed on a plan of financing. Sim-
ply, it involves 10 men digging into
their own pockets for a half-mil-
lion cash apiece.
"We hope to raise $5 million
from these 10," said Burnett. "The
balance of the money will be up
to the man on the street, anyone
who wants to invest. We plan to
raise $2 million in this manner."
'We Will Go Ahead'
"But if we can raise $5 million
from the 10," he said, "we will go
ahead with getting a major league
baseball franchise. We ought to
know by this week end whether
we can get the money."
Burnett and Fogelson said they
and two other unidentified men
were good for $500,000 each.
The chamber of commerce board
of directors unanimously adopted
a resolution that said "the econo-
my of our region, buttressed as it
is by a population of over two mil-
lion within our area is adequate to
support an enterprise of this char-
acter and magnitude."
Response of other members of
the Texas League to Dallas' ef-
forts to gain a major league berth
has been, at best, lukewarm. And
the Dallas campaign has prompt-
ed at least two Houston million-
aires, R. E. (Bob i Smith and
George Strake. to start a major
league campaign of their own.
Several Texas League clubs, not
including Dallas but including
Houston and Fort Worth, are ma-
jor league farm organizations. Fort
Worth is only about 30 miles from
Dallas and, should Dallas get a
major league team, the Fort Worth
Totals 37 6 11 27 11 0
San Angelo (2) AB R H PO A E
Fineman, lb .... 5 0 3 10 1 1
Graves, If 4 0 1 4 0 0
Cicchetti, 2b 3 1 0 0 3 0
Hobbs, cf 4 0 0 5 0 0
Layne, 3b 3 0 1 1 1 0
Morgan, ss 4 0 1 2 1 1
Peacock, c 3 0 0 5 0 0
Gonsales, rf 3 1 0 0 0 0
Ewen, p 3 0 1 0 4 0
X~Ortosky 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 2 7 27 10 2
X-Popped up for Ewen in ninth.
Sweetwater 200 010 120-6
San Angelo 010 000 010-2
RBI-Tuttle 2, Graves, Ortiz, Mc-
Carty, Finkler, Morgan. 2B —
Graves, Layne. 3B-Cluley. HR -
Tuttle, Ortiz, McCarty. S -- Loon-
ey. DP — Recio to Looney to Arco;
Fineman unassisted. LOB - Sweet-
water 5, San Angelo 10. BB — Ortiz
4. SO - Ortiz 7. Ewen 4. HP - Ortiz
(Layne, Graves). WP — Ortiz. PB
— Looney. U — Cook and Sample.
T - 2:03.
By UNITED PRESS
City Tennis Tourney
Entries Close Today
Today is the last day to sign
up for the City Tennis Tourna-
With f/ur divisions, the tourn-
ament will get under way
on July 15 and will climax with
the finals on July 22.
The Adult, Senior, and Inter-
mediate Divisions will play at
night on the courts across from
the City Swimming pool, The
Junior Division will probably
be played in the late afternoon.
There is a $1 entrance fee
but this will actually amount
to only 50 cents since that much
will be given back if the en-
trant plays his first round
Registration can be made at
Patten's Sport Shop near the
Blue Bonnet Hotel on Broad- '
Athletics Win, 11-10
In Teenagfe Action
The Athletics, escaped with a nar-
row 11-10 victory over the Pirates
in Teenage play Thursday.
Dowling Ware was the losing pit-
cher but struck out twelve batters
and allowed only four hits in the
process. The Pirates played the en-
tire game with only seven men.
In winning, Carol Green allowed
the Pirates only five hits but walks
and errors lead to the Pirates high
score. For the Pirates it was their
fifth straight second half loss.
The victory pushed the Athletics
one-half game ahead of the Brav-
es in the battle for first position in
Gerald Mounce hit a solo home
run for the Pirates in the fourth.
Pirates (10) AB R H E
Harvell, 3b 4 2 2 0
Williams, c 5 0 0 0
Mounce, lb 5 2 1 0
Smith, If 4 3 2 0
Franklin, ss 4 1 0 3
Harvey, rf 4 1 0 0
Ware, p 3 1 0 0
Totals 29 10 5 3
Athletics (11) AB R H E
Perez, ss 4 2 2 2
McNeal, c 4 1 0 0
Green, p 2 2 0 1
Genoa, 3b 4 0 0 0
Attaway, 3b 0 0 0 0
McKeehan, lb 2 1 1 0
Williams, 2b 2 1 0 0
Reeves, cf 2 1 0 0
Pullig, If 3 1 0 1
Comolli, rf 2 2 1 0
Totals 27 11 4 4
Pirates 230 102 2—10
Athletics 334 000 1—11
Mays Three Days Ahead
<Jf Ruth's Homer Pace
. two more homers
injob by Marty Stewart and Roil- Sylk plans to distribute the tickets i l^anchise would almost surely
nie Engi sh with 16 hits. Stewart among customers under a mer- llo"° l"">
got credit for the victory and Chas. chandising plan the final week of
Lindsey was the loser. ; this month.
For the Cats, English and Jimmy ; K c Melikian, a coffee mer-
Nance had three hits and Joe Ger- ; chant. kept the ball rolling by an-
aid, Jen Franklin. Jim lom Pai- nouncing he would suscribe per-
mer. an.1 Stewart all chipped in sonally to $2,000 worth of tickets.
with iWO. i
For the losers, .lames Hollis, ;
Mike Guy, and Pat Wilson contri-1
buted two each. • v«>«ij#u« vnwi j ■ iu i \s
Cats 381 55—24
Giants 100 *3—~
Pampa Oilers Move
:n?n Wi-NM Lead
have to be purchased from the
Brooklyn Dodgers, or moved to an-
Artesia Gains Lead
By Beating Carlsbad
Furgbl in Carling s
Cleveiand. Ohio. July 9 —UP—
Ed Furgol, recent winner of the
By UNITED PRESS
Pampa Oilers moved
For Bathing Beauty
Con'est July 18
Sweetwater 6, San Angelo 2.
Artesia 8, Carlsbad 6.
Odessa 8-1. Midland 3-5.
Big Spring 7, Roswell 6.
Roswell at Sweetwater.
Carlsbad at Midland.
San Angelo at Big Spring.
Odessa at Artesia.
WEST TEXAS-NEW MEXICO
Borger 17, Albuquerque 10.
Amarillo 6. Clovis 3.
Pampa 5, Plainview 4 < 10 in-
Lubbock 8, Abilene 7 «10 innings)
By UNITED PRESS
Player, Club AB Vi H Pet.
Snider, Bklyn 296 61 109 .368
Mueiler, N.Y. 316 53 113 .358
Schoendst, St. L 346 68 117 .338
Bell, Cinci 326 61 109 .334
Mays, N.Y. 297 68 99 .333
Hamner, Phila 282 44 94 .333
Noren, N.Y. 181 28 64 .354
Avila, Cleve 257 52 90 .350
Rosen, Cleve 232 36 76 .328
Mantle, N.Y. 274 64 87 .318
Busby, Wash 319 43 101 .317
Runs Batted In
X, S Cpen Coif championship, will! the West Texas - New Mexico
compete in the S25.000 Carling's i League lead Thursday night by
tournament next week. [beating Plainview 5 to 4 in 10 in-
—- - 1 nings. Clovis dropped three per-
! centage points back by losing its
fourth straight. 6 to 3 to Amarillo.
Don Tierney singled home Cur-
tis Hardaway in the last ol the 10th
i to give the Oilers their win over
Plainview. I. B Palmer struck a
three-run homer for Pampa in the
i fourth inning and Joe Velasquez
; won his eighth game against four
I defeats in going the distance
By UNITED PRESS
Artesia's NuMexer- recaptured
the Longhorn League lead Thurs-
day night from Roswell and the
Midland Indians broke up the New
Mexico monopoly in the upper j Boston
bracket by moving intD third place
Artesia used home r in pow er
to beat Carlsbad 8 to 6 as ove
the-fence wallops by I * oil Dob-
kowski and Mickey Sullivan ;e-
counted for five runs.
Doubles by Louis Caaallero ant.:
manager Pepper Martin featured' \Je\v York
a two-run Big Spring rally in the ; Brooklyn
ninth inning that gave the Biohcs philadelph
a 7-6 decision over Roswcll's Rock- Milwaukee
ets. I c ncinnati
Three Spudder Homers j St. Louis
Sweetwater pitcher Ollie Ortiz | Chicago
W L Pet GB
56 23 ,709
53 28 .654 4
50 31 .617 7
33 43 .434 21Vi
32 44 .421 22
29 46 .387 25
30 49 .380 26
28 47 .373 26
Schoendienst, Cardinals 68
Cleveland 4, Baltimore 1.
Deficit 2, Chicago 0.
Cnly games scheduled.
Entries are now being accepted
for Miss Sweetwater bathing beau-j S°x into a tic with Abilene fori
ty contest, to be held at Oak Creek third place after the Blue Sox were i
W L Pet GB
55 25 .688
48 31 .608 6V4
39 34 .534 12'2
40 38 .513 14
38 41 .481 16'4
38 41 .481 16',4
28 48 .368 25
25 53 .321 29
Minoso, White Sox
Schoendst. Cardinals 117
Mueller, Giants 113
Snider, Dodgers 109
Bell, Reds 109
Moon. Cardinals 108
Wilson, Braves 6-0
Milliken, Dodgers 5-0
Reynolds, Yankees 3-1
Stone, Senators 7-1
Antonelli, Giants 12-2
Feller, Indians 6-1
Amarillo's win threw the Gold! Pitched seven-hit ball and slam- j Pittsburgh
med one of three Spudders' hom-1 Thursday's Results
ers in the fifth in a 6 to 2 win over , jjew York 11, Brooklyn 2
Lake, Sunday. July 18. Entries J beaten by Lubbock in 10 innings 8 \ ^an Angelo. and Midland and Odes-J Chicago 9. Milwaukee 8 ' 14 in-
must be single, residents of Sweet-J to 7. I11 the fourth game, Allan j s® split a doubleheader, Odessa j nings).
water and between the ages of 16 ! Maul of Borger drove in nine runs I winning the opener 8 to 3 and the st. Louis 2, Cincinnati 1 might). 1
Indians taking the nightcap 5 to 1. I " ' - -*J
The split moved Midland into the
third spot by a half game over j
Carlsbad. Artesia leads Roswell j W L Pet GB
only by percentage points. | Shreveport 55 44 .556
Mike Rainey won his 14th game J San Antonio
and 21. ! with a home run, double and a
The blank below may be filled pair ol singles as the Gassers
out by contestants and mailed to mauled Albuquerque 17 to 10.
1he address at the bottom of the '
BATHING BEAUTY CONTEST
Mail entries to Moe Reich, Box
450. Sweetwater, Texas.
Only games scheduled.
homer in the last of the 10th with
one out gave Lubbock its fourth
straight win. Bobby Fernandez also
homered for the Hubbers.
Eddie Locke of Amarillo was
staked to a four-run lead by the
seventh inning and he weathered
late inning Clovis threats to beat
DR. C. H. ELLIOTT
/07 Pec on Street
Jack Johnson was the boy Abi-
lene could have done without. He
hit a leadoff homer in the second .
inning for Lubbock and his second of the season lor Big Spring as j Oklahoma City
he limited Roswell to eight hits in ! Houston
the fifth straight game Big Spring Tulsa
has played that has been decided
by one run. Pete Pestana, first of
three Rocket hurlers, who went to
the showers during a four-run
Bronc rally in the fourth, was the
Errors Aid Cause
Sweetwater slugged three hom-
ers and took advantage of two San
j Angelo erroi s to win 6 to 2, Char-
| ley Tuttle slammed a line drive
homer over the left field fence
with one on in the first inning and
manager Al McCarthy hit a solo
homer in the seventh for the Spud-
ders. Ortiz- homer in the fifth push-
ed Sweetwater's lead to 3 to 1.
Hal Braun. a new pitcher for
; Odessa, gave Midland seven hits
| in the opener with the big Oiler
1 blow being Tony DiPrimio's three-
j run homer in thf third. Midland
Dallas 42 53 .442 11
Dallas 8, Fort Worth 2.
Houston 14, Beaumont 2.
Shreveport 4, San Antonio 1.
Oklahoma City 1-1, Tulsa 0-7
Beaumont at San Antonio.
Jansen Retires to Coach
NEW YORK, July 9 —UP— Vet-
eran righthander Larry Jansen,
who won 120 games for the New
York Giants including the famous
final game of the 1951 playoffs
against the Brooklyn Dodgers, re-
tired Friday as an active player
and became a pitching coach for
To replace the 34 - year - old
control pitcher, the Giants recalled
manager and catcher Rudy Briner righthander Al Corwin from their
hit a solo homer in the sixth in- Minneapolis farm club of the
ning of the opener. | American Association.
By UNITED PRESS
Maureen Gains Finals
DUBLIN. Ireland, July 9—UP—
Maureen Connolly of San Diego,
Calif., gained the title rounds of the
women's singles and doubles com-
petition in the Irish Lawn tennis
championships Thursday. Miss
Connolly reached the singles finals
by ousting Ireland's main hope,
June Fitzpatrick, 6-1, 6-0. She later
teamed up with Mrs. Nelly Hop-
man of Australia to defeat Ire-
land's Beth Lindsay and Ann Mil-
e.v. 6-0. 6-1 in a doubles semi-final.
Drobny, Hoad Advance
BIRMINGHAM, Eng., July 9—
UP—Jaroslav Drobny of Egypt,
recently crowned Wimbledon cham-
pion, met Abe Segal of South Afri-
ca Friday in the semi-finals of the
Midlands Counties lawn tennis
championships. In the other semi-
final match, Roger Becker of Brit-
ain met Australia's Lew Hoad.
Walls Begins Training
VANCOUVER, B. C., July 9—UP
—Canadian heavyweight champion
Earl Walls began light workouts
Thursday in preparation for his
outdoor bout with Argentine heavy-
weight champion Edguarno Rome-
ro, July 22.
Indians Down Yanks
In Extra Innings
The mighty Indians were forced
into extra innings before downing
the lowly Yankees, 12-11, in Pony
League action Thursday.
The Yankees opened up with six
runs in the first inning against
Peter Loeb and the Indians had to
play catch up the rest of the night.
The league-leaders picked up two
in the seventh to tie the score and
won the game with one in the
eighth. Darnell Moser, the Indians'
ace, picked up the victory with a
good relief stint.
Robin Argumaniz, the victim of
the Indian's late inning rallies, was
Argumaniz contributed three hits
to the Yankee attack as did Wil-
liam White. One of White's hits was
a home run.
Neilson Greer and Nick Dugger
clouted homers to pace the Indian
Indians (12) AB R H E
Spradlin, ss 4 1 0 3
Dugger. lb 5 2 2 2
Moser, If, p 5 2 2 0
Byrd, cf 5 2 2 0
Montgomery, 3b 3 1 1 1
Loeb, p. If 4 0 0 0
Greer, 2b 4 2 2 0
Crenshaw, e 4 1 0 0
Kraft, rf 1 0 0 0
McQueen, rf 1 1 1 0
Totals 36 12 10 6
Yankees (11) AB R H E
Chilcoat, ss, c 4 0 0 2
Harvey, If 4 1 0 1
White, cf 5 4 3 0
Argumaniz, p 5 3 3 0
Morgan, rf 5 1 1 1
Sims, 2b 2 0 1 1
Heflln, 2b 2 0 1 1
Gent, c 3 1 0 0
Rushing, ss 0 0 0 0
Williams. 3b 4 1 1 0
Harvey, lb 2 0 0 0
Burns, lb 1 0 0 0
Totals 37 11 9 5
Indians 202 023 21—12
Yankees 610 202 00—11
Teenage Stars Try
For Second Victory
Over Athletic Supply
Sweetwater's Teenage League
All-Stars meet Athletic Supply at
Abilene's Fair Park Saturday night
at 8 p. m.
The Sweetwater nine has beaten
the Abilene team, 9-8, in a game
played earlier at Sportsman Park.
Dale McKeehan will be the Sweet-
water starter but Harold Green and
Arnold Powell will likely see
mound duty, too.
The team will leave from the
high school at 5 p. m. Saturday.
By FRED DOWN
United Press Sports Writer
There's a pot of gold awaiting
the man who equals Babe Ruth's
home run record but wondrous Wil-
lie Mays will pass it up for the
glory of leading the New York Gi-
ants into the World Series.
"I can't hit no 60 home runs-
nobody can," the amazing, 23-year
old center-fielder has said after go-
ing three games ahead of Ruth's
record pace with his 29th and 30th
round-trippers in Thursday's 11 to
2 rout of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
"Don't even tell me how many 1
got. I don't wanna know.
"I'm just gonna keep 011 swing-
ing without worrying about home
runs," he continued. "All we care
about is winning the pennant."
"Just the greatest player 1 ever
saw," said Giant Manager Leo Du-
rocher in the wake of Mays' spec-
tacular blasting that helped hand
the Brooklyn Dodgers their most
humiliating setbacks in the post
war period. Ordered out for extra
batting practice following Thurs-
day's loss the subdued Dodgers
faced the problem of overcoming
a 6%-game Giant lead with less
than half the season left.
The Giants to a man believe the
task will prove too great for the
aging Dodgers but they weren't
talking about the World Series—
they had words only for the amaz-
in' Mays. And this much was
1. With 30 aomers in 80 games,
Mays has a "real chance" to chal-
lenge Ruth's mark of 60 homers
in 1927. Ruth hit No. 30 that year
in his 83rd game 011 July 12.
2. Giant President Horace Stone-
ham is prepared to offer Mays a
contract for $40,000 to 845,000 next
season and expects some day to
pay his great star $100,000. "Hor-
ace has made up his mind," one
souce disclosed. "He's going to
make Willie a rich man for the
things Willie is doing for the Gi-
Creating Great Interest
3. The spectacular public re-
sponse to Mays assures the Na-
tional League of a successful 1954
season and is creating the greatest
interest in major league baseball
since the rise of Joe DiMaggio in
Mays crushed the Dodgers
Thursday with his 29th homer that
After Third Round
01 British Open
By ROBERT MUSEL
BIRKDALE, Eng., July 9 —UP—
Jim Turnesa of Briarcliffe. N.Y.,
preserved American hopes of win-
ning the British Open golf cham-
pionship Friday by shooting a third
round 71 that left him three strokes
behind three deadlocked leaders.
Sid Scott of England. Rai Rees
of Wales and Peter Thomson of
Australia each shot a four-under-
par 69 011 the sun-baked royal Bir-
dale course to tie for first place
with 212 totals at the 54-hole mark
of the tournament. The final round
will be played Friday afternoon.
Turnesa, 41-year-old PGA cham-
pion of 1952. went out in 35 and
came home in 36, straying over
par on only one hole as he brought
his aggregate to 215. His only
bogey came on the 15th hole when
he hooked his drive into the rough.
He had an eagle within putting
distance on the long 14th hole when
he put his second wood shot within
eight feet of the cup but missed
The four other Americans in the
tournament appeared out of the
running for the championship. Jim
my Demaret of Kiamesha Lake,
N.Y., shot a third round 74 that
gave him a 54-hole total of 218:
Frank Stranahan of Toledo, Ohio,
shot a 71 for 219; and Gene Sara-
zen of Germantown, N.Y , and Al
Watrous of Detroit were tied al
222. Sarazen carded a third round
73 and Watrous a 74.
capped a three - run first inning
and his 30th that came with two
aboard and was the key blow in a
four-run seventh. With four hom-
ers and nine runs batted in for the
three - game sweep in Brooklyn,
Mays now boasts a .333 batting av-
erage and 72 runs batted in. Wil
lie's cannonading has carried the
Giants to a five - game winning
streak, 32 wins in their last 38
games and 39 victories in 48 games
since May 21.
Ransom Jackson's single drove
in Gene Baker with the winning
run as the Chicago Cubs beat the
Milwaukee Braves, 9 to 8, in 14
innings, and Harvey Haddix of the
Cardinals gained his 13th victory,
tops in the major leagues, al-
though he needed late - inning re-
lief for a 2 to 1 decision over the
Indians Ltad by Four
Bob Feller pitched a seven-hit-
ter for the Cleveland Indians for
his fifth straight victory, a 4 to 1
triumph over Baltimore. The win
gave the Indians a four - game
league lead over the idle New York
In the only other American
League game, Steve Gromek's sev-
en-hit pitching gained him his sec-
ond shutout and the Detroit Tigers
a 2 to 0 triumph over the Chicago
White Sox. The loss snapped the
White Sox' four - game winning
streak and dropped them seven
games behind the Indians.
Thursday's star — Willie Mays
ol the Giants, whose 29th and 30th
homers of the year knocked in five
runs and sparked an 11 to 2 tri-
umph over the Brooklyn Dodgers
Alston Runs Dodgers
BROOKLYN, July 9—UP — The
big ballpark was emptied of both
the hooting crowd and terrific Wil-
lie Mays, but Walter Alston grimly
drove his dispirited Brooklyn Dod-
gers through an unprecedented
postgame batting practice.
"The practice will last until we
run out of batting practice pitch-
ers," said the taut-lipped Alston as
he sent the fading National league
champions back onto the turf of
Ebbets Field less than a half-hour
after their sixth straight beating
by the Giants Thursday.
The Dodgers went through their
| post-game drill glumly and in com-
parative silence, watched only by
| a small group of reporters and the
I wives of four players. Jackie
Robinson, wiiose failures at tin-
plate hurt the Dodgers mortally in
the series, had an especially long
Patty In Semifinals *
Of Baastad Tennis
BAASTAD, Sweden, July 9—UP
—Sven Davidson and Lennart Ber-
gelin, Sweden's upset artists, were
slight favorites to gain the finals
of the Baastad International tennis
championships Friday against stout
Davidson, who bounced U. S.
champion Tony Trabert of Cincin-
nati out c-1 the tournament Thurs-
day, met Australia's Rex Hartwig,
while Bergelin faced Budge Patty
of Los Angeles and Paris.
Berge'in turned back Wimbledon
finalist Ken Rosewall of Australia
in his quarterfinal match Wednes-
day. Hardly had the smoke cleared
after that upset when Davidson
look the court Thursday and com-
pletely outplayed Trabert, 6-4, 6-4,
6-2, before 1,500 fans, including
Rides Three Winners
SALEM, N.H., July 9 —UP—
Frank Solimena of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
booted home three winners Thurs-
day on the Rockingham Park rac-
ing card. Solimena scored aboard
Hobo King ($5.80), Take Him Out
($7.60), and Silk Quest <S3.20).
We Will Be Closed
ALL NEXT WEEK-JULY 12-JULY 19
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