The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 27, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 27, 1949
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BIGHT BI.YTHBVTIJ.B (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNK 27, 1949 Pickers Down Trumann 11-6 For Third in Row; Luxoro Nips Manila 5-3; Osceo/a Forfeits 'Itw Bllythenllt Cotton Pickers extended their present wirming streak to thr*e itrtlght gunie.s yesterday when they humbled the Trumann American Legion junior nine, U to 6, in a fifth District League contest played »t Walker Part. Righthander Gene Shanks turned In a four-hit relief job Lo gel credit ior the win, hi* second of the year. Shunts took over on the mound in the fifth inning; relieving" sutler Don Bunch, who WHS forced out. fine to wildiiesa. Shank* was greeted with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth that sent Truniann ahead by a 5-3 count but the Pickets bounced back in the bottom half of Ihe inning to score five runs to ice Ihe game. Trumann got to the righthander for a single tally in the seventh but the pickers retaliated irk the eighth •with two more to complete the scoring. In the four Innings that he worked Bunch was touched for four hits and three runs. I'mnann Us* ThrM Hurlerff Trumann used three pitcher.s with Meads starting and going to fourth. Priest was caller! In from right field to take over and lasted until the eighth when knocked out by a two-run Blytheville uprising. Charley Keller took '.v»r in the ninth to finish the contest The Pickers collected a total of II hits off the three Trumann pitchers with every member of Die lineup except shortstop Ted Vance getting »t least one hit Cook, Trumann left fielder led his team at the plate with four hits In five trips. In the only other game played yesterday Involving MissLsslopl County teams Luxora won its first victory of the season with a 5-3 verdict over Manila In a ^ame played a I Luxora. Ollie UcAdoo went the distance for Luxora allowing the Manila batters only five hii.s while lie ?nd his team mates were getting to two Manila huriers for six sale blows. Tioton started on the hilt for Manila but was relieved by Max Horner. Baker and Lunsford of Luxora each slammed out a triple to lead the hitting for both teams. Osceola was forced io forfeit to Harrisbura- (-0 when only six players showed up for the contest but in t. or?.ctice lilt the Qsceola juniors borrowed three players from the crowd and whitewashed Har- risbnrg 2S-0. Bo* scores: Mythciillt II. 'I'rununn S Trumann A8 R ri H«wh cf t I 0 Pryor ab 5 0 0 Keller Ib-p :.. 5 0 Cook If 5 1 Cr>tnce M S 1 Lloyd c 4 1 P'ker 3b 2 2 Priest i f-p 5 0 0 p I 0 1 Meroney Books Savoldi, Neinoff For Return Bout Referee-Promoter Mike Meroney will bring back Iwo of the four performers on his last week's card to Sake part in Ihe tag match main A'ent of the American legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium tonight Returning Item last week's card ill be Lee Savoldl. Hi? agile little Italian and his Bulgarian partner, Sieve Neinoff, who last week made their wrestling ricbut before a Blytheville crowd but lost a decision to Bill Canny and Stocky Kneiisen. Selected to oppose the European grappling learn in tonighl's fealure bout are Swede Nelson and Jack Bloomfield who paired up for the first time here tv.'o weeks ago ?nd walked off with a victory. This will be Bloomfleld's second appearance here ir, several years. This booking will very nearly stack up wilh last week's card In the eyes of Ihe fans Inasmuch as it will pil Ihe brawn of Nelson and Bloomfield against the agility and quick-thinking of Savoldl and Neinoff. Preceding the main event Ihe four grappler.s will pair-off in iwo one-fall preliminary bout-s wilh Savoldi meeting Nelson in the first and Nienoff tangling wilh Bloom- | Held in the seuond. AMEBICAN New York Philadelphia Boston I.EAC.UK W I. 41 24 ...31 as ... 35 36 Detroit Cleveland 33 28 Washington 30 33 Chicago 27 40 St. Louis IS *« NATiONAF, I.eAdUtt W I. Brooklyn 19 as si. Louis aa « Philadelphia 37 30 Boston 36 M Ne* York 31 32 Cincinnati 27 36 Pittsburgh 25 39 Chicago 'U 40 SOUTHERN Birmingham Nashville Atlanta Mobile Little Rock f.KACOK W L VI 27 ...: <i ->8 .... 37 -& 35 32 .... 34 38 New Orleans .......... 35 Chattanooga ......... 28 Memphis ...... ; ...... XI Pet. .631 .561 .556 .554 .541 .467 .40'.) Ml Pet. .609 .60.! .552 .MS .492 .429 .391 ,315 Pet. .609 .594 .569 M'2 .486 .48S .389 .344 'esky's Hitting parks Red Sox « Punch Hitter Lead* Beontowners to 5-3 Win Over St. Louis Yesterday's Results NATIONAL r.RAC.IIK Cincinnati 4-5 Philadelphia 3-2 Ust game 10 innings^ Brooklyn 15 Pittsburgh 3 (2nd game called after 3 Innings curfew law) New York 8 Chicago 2 St. I.ouls 2 Boston 0 AMERICAN [.RAHUK New York 6-4 Detroit 2-12 Philadelphia 4-0 Chicago 2-3 Cleveland 3 Washington 1 '10 innings) Boston 5 St. Louis 3 SOUTHKRN LEAGUE Memphis 7-3 Atlanta 2-1 Birmingham 9-2 Little Rock i-1 Nashville 6-1 Mobile 5-2 New Orleans 6-8 Chattanooga 2-0 Major League Leaders By The Associated PreM American League Balling-Ken. Detroit .353. Di- magglo. Boston .339. Runs—Joost, Philadelphia 67, Williams, Boston 83 Runs batten In—"Williams, Boston 78, Stephens. Boston 70. Hits—Kell, Detroit and DiMaggto, Bn.slon S3. Doubles—Majeski, Phllartc lohla 20. Zcrnial. Chicago, Kell, Detroit, and Williams. Boston 17. Triples—Mitchell, Cleveland a, Valo. Philadelphia 7. Home runs—Williams. Boston IS. -Sleohens, Bntton, Henilrli. New York. Joosl. Philadelphia 16. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago atid St. Louis (nlghU Only game sceduled. AMERICAN LKAGOE No games scheduled. SOUTHERN LKAGUK fAll night games) Memphis at Atlanta <2}. Nashville at Mobile. Chattanooga at New Orleans. Little Rock, at Birmingham. Yarbro, Lutes, David Acres Cop Wins in Y Loop In three games in the "Y" City Playground League Saturday morn ing, David Acres eked out. a 9-1 decision over Maloney Park at Ma lonev, Li'les Store defeated I.ittl • Park 15-2 and Yarbro scored ai 111-8 decision over Promised Land Piytheville V - nee K .. Stires Ib .. rm-lcs' 2t> Ks v c Hooper cf . O'Neal .'b . rtr.Uis If .. Brvd rf ... Bunch p . gbfink.1 p . 36 6 8 AB R H 0 0 •Stolen bases — Dillinger, St. Louis 9. Valo, Philadelphia and Mitchell. Cleveland 8. Pi I chins— Remolds. New 7-1 .815; Raschi. New York York 11-2, Si rlkeouls— Trucks. Newhmiser nrtrolt Detroit Totals 37 II 12 L«0ra 5, Manila 3 AE R H Br^therlon If 5 0 1 K-tchvim Ib « 0 0 Poe 3b .100 L-mb cf 3 0 1 F.'St cf 0 0 0 Sl'.wt M 4 1 I *5 (>ft hr?.nner vf 4 t 0 P. GiloatricC c 3 0 0 T. Gilpttrick 3b 3 0 0 'Tiotcn p ........2 I 1 Hcrner p 1 0 0 Totfh 33 3 IS L'.!XOr R AR R H fl. Tfte 2b 4 0 ft ?iunbr\ish 2b 0 0 0 R Tsur. ss T'k'r Ib W. Tair c Owen H Lun=ford ct .... Bailing—Robinson Brooklyn .367, Kiner. Pittsburgh .345. Ri 1 ns-~R°pse and Robinson, Bi-noklvii 'K. Runs bailed in — RobinsonT Brooklyn fid. Hodges Brooklyn Hits—Robinson. Brooklyn Thomson. Ne\v York 87. Doubles—Ennls and Jones. Phil- adPlnbU 21 Trinles—Ktinis and Ashbnrn, Philpdelphia and Furrillo. Brooklyn 6. Home rrn.s—Kiner. Pittsburgh IS. Musial. St. Louts H. Rto'en bases Rohinson, Brooklyn IS Reese. Brooklyn 11. Pitching—Branca. Bronklvn 9-1. .90(1: Newcombe. Brooklyn S-l ,813. Kirikeo"ls—.Snabn. Boston 58. Branca, Brooklyn 5R. Wright. Kt While, rf. ir Baker. Ib, It Metcalf, Ib . Whislie, c .. Alexander, p C. Conner, p Weldon, p .. Totals Cardwell VaiKhn. ss Parkinson. 2b Strader. cf .. Mason, 3b .. Parker. Ib Green. If Clark, c Hollls. rf Shownes, p .. Outhit bv 11-10. Ihe David Acre team did a better job of bunchln their bin»les. scoring three run each in the first, fifth and sevent and one in Ihe third. Bennie Hay ^ was on the hill for the winnei 82. i with Tommy Mosley receiving. Mel Ion Sylvester went the route Io | Maloney Park with D. U Baile catching. At I.itlle Park. Lutes Store i wild to rlnjt up a 15-2 victory, the Little Park defense blew tip entirely in the second when Ihe tallied seven runs. Donald 95 Gentry started on the mound-Tor I.lttle Park and was relieved by Bobby Jones in the third. Terry O'Neal started for Lutes and KXVC\ way to Morris Lutes in Ihe third. Yarbro and Promised Land staged a battle royal at Walker Park Yarbro emerging the victor. Htiddy Drane started, on the hill for Yarbro but had to give way to fhe relief work of James Allen Walker in the sixlh. Leo Duclos did Ihe hill duties for Promised Land with R. Duclos ""rching. E. Sw was the receiver lor Yarbro. Hy Joe Keichler Awocialed Press Sports Writer The Boston Red Sox are devour- ng everything in sight these days, argely because little Johnny Pesy once again is "spiting the table" or sluggers Ted Williams and Vern "tephens. Pesky is the lad whose name yon ever see among the home rim and um-batted-in leaders, but year hi Mann, nd year out lie's around Ihe top in J > Conner, 3b ., Its, runs scored and batting per- enalage. In four years with the Sox, punch- Ittlng Pesky never has failed to ally at least 100 runs per season, nd in three of Ihose he collected 00 or more hits and hit over .300. Pesky got off to a wobbly start ils year, and it was no coincidence hat the Red Sox did Ihe same. 'Ime and again, Pesky, who pre- edes Williams and Stephens in •te batting order, failed to get on M- the power-hitting pair. Johnny has hit safely in Boson's last 12 games, scoring in all ut two. The Red Sox have won 0 of them. Their 5-3 triumph esterday over the St. Louis Browns was their ruth In a row and moved hem into third place by two per- enlage points over Detroit. „, , , Now Hitting .301 lotals Pesky has been a ball of (lie dur- ng that stretch. He's banged out 2 nils in 50 limes at bat for a .444 figure. He has pulled his average up 33 points to a respectable .301. Boston now is only five games be- ilnd the league leading New York rankees. The Yankees were held Io a split 11 their doublehearier with the Ti- lers. Ed Lopat ended a four-same osing streak, pitching the Yankees Io a 6-2 triumph ill the open- •r, btit the Tigers came back for 1 12-4 second game win. Pat Mullln, a bench-warmer prac- ically all season, replaced the slumping Johnny Groth for Detroit and slammed out three home runs' in the nightcap. Runner-up Philadelphia also divided r. twin-bill. The A's beat the Chicago White Sox. 4-2, but the Sox came back to win the second 3 to 0. A pair of walks, a single by Ke.i Keltner and R double by Bob Kennedy gave Cleveland two runs in the 10th Inning and a 3-1 verdict over the Senators in Washington Bums Protect Lead Brooklyn protected ils half game edge over St. Louis in the National League, running roughshod over Pittsburgh. 15-3. A 10-run seventh Inning broke up any semblance of a ball game. The second game of the doubleheader, delayed .-42 minutes by rain, was called R£ the end of three innings because of Pennsylvania's Sunday curfew The Dodgers were ahead, 5-4, but all records arc wiped off. The Cards kept pace with the Dodgers as Red Munger shut out) the Boston Braves 2-0 with a four-hitter. The Cincinnati R c ds slowed up the ourushing Philadelphia Phils knocking them off in both ends oi a doubleheader. 4-3 and 5-2 Playing without Victoria Gets 10-5 Win Over Cardwell, Mo. VICTORIA, June 27—Victoria •slugged ils way to a 10-5 win over Cardwell, Mo., at the Victoria diamond yesterday afternoon. Alexander, n. Conner and Weldon shared hill duties for Victoria, each going ihree innings and letling Ihe visitors down with a total of eight hits. While and Baker led Victoria at the plate, each connecting safely three times in five trips. Hox Score: Victoria AB Bennett, ss 4 . 4 . 5 . 5 . 5 . 2 . t . 0 . 2 . 1 38 AB . S . 5 . 5 39 Armor el Edges Number Nine 7 toO in Extra Inning Thriller Sports Roundup b.v Kugii Kullerton, Jr. Beot 1Q-3 WICHITA Kas.. June 27—f/Pl— The university of Texas Ixmerhorns today score thr rhamnlonshio cr^wn of the nation's college baseball levins. Thp Lonehorns clinched the Na- tioml ColeErinto Athetic Association chamuionshio Saturday by defeating Wake porost 10-3. It »avc the Texans a record of three victories against no losses in the double elimination tournament. Other tennis particiuatins: were Southern California. Ifl48 champion. St. John's College (Brooklyn^ arid Wi'ke Forest. Torn rlTinilton. Texas' power hit- I ling firsl baseman who clouted three home runs durin? the series, was voted the most valuable player. The individual spirtsmanship award was '.von by catcher Ru=sell Batchelor or Wake forest. Wake NEW YORK, June 27. (ff>)—A clipping from a Denver newspaper brings word that Ellison Ketchum, Denver U, athletic director, has been named as Judge at, the Mile High Dog Track and Harry Hughes, Colorado A. and M. athletic director, has been named mutuel director. . . . Allison Bonds and Juan Reid of Colorado College were appointed to posts at the Colorado Springs dog track. . . . Apparently athletics are going to the dogs in Colorado. . . . This dept. sees no reason why college alhtetlc heads shouldn't pick up an odd 25 bucks a day in their spire time and applauds the Racing Commission for picking "liable men for such responsible jobs. . , . Nevertheless, we wonder what the "purity" folks will think about such assoc 1 ' t : ons Kh r>lniou5ly profe.ssinnal s|X>rls. Wise Oei-Cers Latest gadget proposed for golfers, according to the USGA Journal, is a golf ball containing some radioactive substance and a detector, like a pocket-.sixc Geiger counter, to locate said ball when it is lost by means of its radioactive emanations. , . . Honi-st to gosh, the USGA was asked if it '.vould approve such a gadget. . What most golfers need isn't a Geiger counter, but an honest counter to record those strokes taken when they're in the deep woods with nobody in sight. The 'Armorel -Tigers pushed across a run In the top half of Ihe llth inning on a triple by centerfielder J. L. Horton and a bunt by first baseman Rube Carson to take 1-0 decision from the Number Nine Niners In a thriller played on the Number Nine diamond yesterday aflernoon. Horlon's triple broke up a tight pitching duel between southpaw Jerry Dean of the Tigers and righthander Grover Whittle of the Niners which had prevailed throughout the 10 preceding Innings The victory was the second straight for Ihe Tigers over ,he Niners. Dean, a 20-year-old land from Joiner, shut the Niners out wilh only four nils. He struch out five and allowed four bases on balls He also led his team In hitting with H double and single In four trips. Whittle was equally as effective, striking out 11, allowing two free passes but gave up seven hits Box score: Arm orel Hull of the Line Mobile. Ala., fans wonder if any pvcp coach has a better record than Ray Dicliarry of McGill High. In three years his football teams have won 18. lost nine and tied one; basketball II and 4 and baseball 39 and 4. ... Peppy Blount, Texas' football-playing legislator, is considering making a race for either state land commissioner or commissioner of agriculture. . . . Either way he'd be running true to farm. Horton cf Carson rf-lb . Dill ss Wilson c Long 3b-lf .. Young If .. ., Jxco 3b-2b .. Smithers ?h . Elhss if Armstrong Ib Pierce rf Dean p AB 6 .. 5 . . 5 . . ft . . 4 .. 1 .. 2 . . 1 . . 2 .. 1 . . 3 . . 4 Totals 38 1 dumber Nine tarons Win Two r rom Travs to dove Into Lead By The Associated Prea« For the eighteenth time thl» season there has been a change in lead of the Southern Asocla- on baseball race. ' Birmingham again leads the eaguc and this time there's no oubt about it. The Barons untied deadlock for first place with two Ictories over Little Rock 9-5 and '• :« Nashville—which for a day w4f( : ied with Birmingham—dropped ' >ack when the Vols split a double- eader with Mobile. Nashville won he first game 6-5 but lost In the econd 2-1. Atlanta proved again that with- ut little Davey Williams on second base the Crackers are just nother ball team. The one-time eague leaders lost twice to Mem- ihis, the lowest ranking team In he league, 7-3 and 3-1. Williams ias been out for s cral days with n ankle injury. A three game losing string etidert with a.doubleheader victory for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pels whipped Chattanooga 8-2 and 8-0. Young Wtllard Nixon, the former irst Birmingl"\m game on nine lits. The larons -it n hits »••.] ed 7-0 , after the fifth inning. Andy Fluscowski. Little Rock catcher, homered off Nixon in the sixth. Birmingham got only two hits Int -he late game off Lou Lombardo, >ut he w~.s continually troubled with wildness. A walk, a hit bailer and a single by Ralph Atkins scored a run. Another Birmingham run came after an attempted double and a had throw to the plate. G. Bunch DeLong ss Pugh 2b ... Fisher if .. Williams Ib Lutes If .. A. Bunch If Jones cf Ledbetter c Whittle p . Totals 3b AB .. 4 .. 4 .. 5 .. 4 .. 3 .. 2 .. 2 .. 3 .. 3 .. 4 nn to Attend 'Les Billle Day' Fete '- "WASHINGTON, June 27. m— Prestdent Ttuman Saturday named his assistant, John R. Sleelman. to represent him at a "Les Biftle Day" celebration July 4 In Piggott, Ark. A White House spokesman said Mr, Tnunan will be unable to make the trip to honor his old friend, (he secretary of the Senate. SLeelman, like Biffte. Is an Arkansan. He will carry Mr. Tru- mnn's message to the celebrntinn. Presley Askew Named Basketball Coach at LRJC LITTLE ROCK. June 27. (ff)— Little Rock Junior College has hired Presley Askew as head coach in hopes of bettering its sagging Askew, former Van Buren high school mentor, has served as as? sistant cage coach at the University of Arkansas during the past year. . In addition to his basketball duties, Askew will assist head Coach Jimmy Karam in football at LRJC. MOAT Opens Tonight With 'Song oi Norway' MEMPHIS, June 27 ^Pj — The Memphis Open Air Theatre opens eight weeks of musical shows in Overton Park tonight. The first show of the unnual ev- THEATRE OSCEOIA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Dial 4''«] Bm Office Open» at 1:0 Show Starts a( 7:30 Box Office Opens ai 7 Week Nigh Show Starts at 7:30 Matinee Saturday A Sunday at 2 p.m. with continuous ihowing. . York Giants salvaged the final ot Leo Duroclier. • a three-game series from the Chi- ent. a civic enterprise, is "Song of their suspended malinger, the New mho Cubs, 6-2. Norway." Last Time Today BROADWAY'S No. 1 STAGE ' PLAY IS NOW ON THE SCREEN! Last Time Today "ALBUQUERQUE" (IN C1NECOLOR) Randolph Scolt Barbara Britton • nd George "Gabby" Hayes Warner New* & Serial, Chapter 4 of "BATMAN & ROBIN* Tuesday "KIDNAPPED" Roddy McDowell Sue England Also Short* RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday H:rker.son rf rv^'Tch rf .. M - Adoo p .. Totals Totals . .. i Harrison Says Tourney \Play "Too Tough"; flam I To Cut Down Schedule Quincy, Mass.. was settled in and ranks among the oldest manent settlements in New lund. 1625 ]>er- Eng- Stale-Wide Police Net Out for Four Escapees LITTLE ROCK. June 27. I;!')-A state-wide police net was out today guard lale last night, sneaked into an empty office and ran to freedom. They were identified as Roscoe Cook, 30, Little Rock: Junior Ciurnpton. 25. North Little Rock: •lolin Oberdorf. 27, Toledo, O.. and Kdwacd Batcho. 29. of New Jersey, ijt pasy All were serving short sentences on | Bfs Q lltch from mile Rock. Ark misdemeanor convictions. w cV the Canadian Open The farm is located near the Ar- championship Saturday with a il- ka lisas River, about nine miles west'under par total of 271 "" of Little Rock. !, lp 42.000 first prize n r.ament play is "too lough" for him and he plans on cutting down his schedule. The veteran rampaiRner. who has been making the pro tournament circnit for more than ten years added he feels like "an old man now" and believes he'll start taking BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING I.OWKS'I ADMISSION I'KltJE ANYWHKKE! R«ser\ed Seats (in Sal* al the Lejtiim Arvna I rum 6 p.m Kvery Monday Monday, June 27 AWII.TS ftlk — CHII.OKKN lac N«w Starting 1'ime 8:15 Box SKATS Lie KX'I'RA TAG MATCH SWEDE NELSON and JACK BLOOMFIELD versus LEE SAVOLDI and Steve NEINOFF Alto Two 1-Fall 30-MinuU Matches •« M HHU • [[*» fctEMK UKS DM*i • Kimm urns • MMKIK MB Screen PFiy by Donald Ofdwi Sliwtrt - BiMd M tni Pl*y br RotMrt Moilty ind NtMl h<d«W tr UMII >. IMK • fc«M k CtMCt CM GAIL RUSSELL STEttlPK MYDEK " H»TES DICK fORAN genuine—rro.-li from llie fm-lorv— Lil'i-limr (^mii's MURR'S BARGAIN NIGHT! All Tickets 1S«! "IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT" CUrk Gable Claudette Colbert BLYTHEVILLES ONLV ALL WHITE THEATRE Show Starts Weekdays 7:06 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Continuo showing from 1:6D p.m. SAVE 20% TO 40% on tto\ Opens Week t*ajs J:W p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday 1 P-ni Com Showing Manila, Ark. Show? KVKKV NKiHl Nelson vs. Saroldi Neinoff vs. Bloomfield SAVE 50% Tire UVen in lr.,(r ,„, Fisk Air- h»rne«. M«n» },•><• K , MM i mileage \rd. Com.- in nml look urOtiiiH. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. "South's Finest Service" Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 442^ Last Time Today "MR. BELVEDERE GOES TO COLLEGE" with Clifton Webh and Shirley Temple Ahw Shorts Tuesday "IT HAPPENED TOMORROW" wild nfck r.welt AIM Shorts l,ast f}me Today (DOUBI.K FEATURE) "MAGIC TOWN" with James Stewart and Jane Wjman "I'LL BE YOURS" wilh l>eanna Ourhin, Tom Drake and William Bendhc Also Cartoon and l.Me World News Tuesday Only 'OUT OF THE PAST' with Robert Mitcrum and Jane Grecr AIM .Short,

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