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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 21, 1951
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iATORDAT, APRIL 21, 1981 (ABK.y OOURTBH HETVJ Nats Play Like Champions In Downing Yankees Twice From Associated PresA Dispatches What's happened to the Washington Senators? They have abandoned their usual role of American League doormats and are playing like pennant winners these days. The heretofore sluggish Nal£+ r—— • ' must, (eel a little out of place today all alone atop the American «ague standings after winning eir first four outings of the season. They're used to a damper climate In the vicinity of the cellar. But the Senators played like champions last night, dealing the world champion New York Yankees an 8-4 setback after a 5-3 victory yesterday afternoon. The Nats got good pitching in both games. Cuban Sandalio Coii- sucgra yielded four hits In the day game in outlasting five Yankee pitchers and lefty Al Sima scattered 10 hits In the night game. Thirteen bases on balls ruined the Yankees in the afternoon affair. The SI. Louis Cardinals, after dropping their season opener to the Pittsburgh Pirates, got back In the groove last night with a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in si. Louis. It was the Cubs' first loss in. four starts. Staley Wins • Gerry Staley went the distance for the Red Birds scattering nine hits. Johnny Schmltp.. first of three Cub pitchers, was charged with the loss. Joe Garaglola homered for the Cards. Another question In the American League that so far has gone unanswered is: '-Who stole the Fenway Park left field wall or what's j^he matter with the Boston Red Steve O'Neill's men entered the season with 11 straight exhibition victories. But alas, the Sox still are wallowing in the dust, looking lor victory No. 1. Yesterday they opened their home season and It appeared spiked guns would smoke and belch as of old. Victory seemed a lead pipe cinch. But Alex Kcllncr stunned a crowd of 11.461 fans by turning back the star-studded Sox, 0-3. permiltini only four hits along the way. Kermit Wahl broke up the game In the eighth inning by belting a two-out, txvo-run double and scored the clincher when the usually re* liable Com DIMaggio dropped Joe Tlpton's liner. In other games yesterday Randy Ournpert- pitched Chicago to a 5-0 three-hit victory over the Detroit Tigers. Gumpert helped his cause by driving in Iwo runs. The Brooklyn Dodgers spoiled the day for the Giants by downing the New Yorkers Braves nipped Phils 3-1. Dodgers Use Big Shift Against Artie Wilson B.V JACK HANI) NEW YORK, April 21. (AP>— The five-man infieln has come to the major leagues, disguised as the Artie Wilson shift, Chuck Dressen, new Brooklyn Ted Williams shift. 7-3. The Boston the Philadelphia manager, brought this brain child from the Pacific Coast League. It's a doozcr. Branch Rickey Will love it. Dressen stole the idea from Lefty O'Doul of San Francisco. Lelty used it against him when Wilson played for Dressen. at- Oakland. But now Wilson is an "enemy," a utility in- tielder with the New York Giants. Wilson, a Ilasiiy Negro speedster. l>ats left handed. But he never hits FurlMo on Second When Durocher sent up Wilson to bat for pitcher' George Spencer in the seventh inning yesterday, polo Grounds fans got an eyeful. ' Third baseman Bill Cox and Pee Wee Reese moved toward third. Second baseman Jackie Robinson played about. 10 feet on (lie shortstop side of second. Right fielder Carl Fuhllo came in to play second to right field. He is strictly a left 1 base, about 10 feet off the bag. and center man. So they ovcrshift First baseman Gil Hodges wns the him to left, just the opposite of the i only other protection on the right side, ccntcrfielder Duke Snider moved to left center and left Holder Don Thompson hugged the foul line, moved up close. " Wilson went up there lo pull against Don Newcombe's whizzing stuff. He Just couldn't do it. After working the count to 2-2 he hit a weak comeback ball to the pitcher. Leo Durocher of the Giants won't rest until Wilson beats the shifl . with a line drive to right. He't j probably spend the rest of the sca- on just waiting for the day NATIONAI, LEAGUE W I. Pittsburgh Chicago . Brooklyn . Boston St. Louis .- 1 New York 2 Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati . ... 0 -AMERICAN LEAGUi; W L Washington 4 Chicago 3 Cleveland 3 New York 2 Philadelphia St. Louis . Detroit SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Pel. 1.000 .667 .600 .500 .400 .333 .000 Pet. 1.000 1.000 1.000 .50,0 .333 .000 .0(10 .000 PAGE FTvTi 1?'" V^r.^"±i"~^?," c '" 5 ' 1NIan " c *<' s Ihe thrill of his 10 years be-in? photographed between fcammale loe DlMafflo, left and Ted Williams of fh« U»d So*. The Yankees' phenomenal recruit got off (o a flylnr start in a drive lo lake his place among great hitlers. (NKA) Red Hot Travelers Thump Pels 13-5; Mobile Deals Memphis 2-0 Shutout B;' STERLING SLAl'PEY Associated Press Spurts \Vrilor Who Is doing what to whom in Ihe southern Association? Is New Orleans so bad It has made Little Rock, Memphis and Birmingham look good? Or are those 1-2-3 teams In the Southern so good they have Patton, A^an/ey n North-South Title Match PINEHURST. N.C., April 21. (ifi— Two young lumber men who can really put the wood to a golf ball —Hobart Manley of Savannah, Ga., and Billy Joe Patton of Morganton, N.C.—met today for the 51st North' and South Amateur championship. Their 30-hole duel over the 6,900- yard par 72 No. 2 championship course of the Pinehurst Country Club was set up by semi final contests yesterday In which they gang- er! up on the last remainiiig'walkcr Cup team representatives. Manley. 24-year-old long knocker »'ho is in the lumber business, put out cup team regular Dick Chapman of Pinehurst, 3 and 1, in one 36-hole affair. The other saw Patton a 28-year-old lumber dealer, oust Bill (Dynamite) Goodloe of Valdosta. Ga., 3 and 2. Little Rock Birmingham . .. Memphis Atlanta Mobile . Chattanooga . ... Nashville •. New Orleans . ... \V . 7 . 5 . 5' . 4 . 2 . 2 . 2 . 1 I'd. .815 .833 .714 .571 .286 .286 .250 .107 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS National League St. Louis 5, Chicago 1 Boston 2. Philadelphia 1 Brooklyn 7. New York 3 (Only Games Scheduled) American League Washington 5-8. New York 3-4 Philadelphia 6. Boston 3 Chicago 5. Detroit 0 Cleveland 4, St. Louis 1 Southern Association Birmingham 6. Nashville 5 ( innings) Little Rock 13. New Orleans 5 Mobile 2, Memphis 0 Chatlanooga 7. Atlanta 6 TODAY'S GAMES ' National League Chicago at St. Louis (night) Brooklyn at New' York Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (Only games scheduled) American League New York at Washington Philadelphia at Boston Detroit at Chicago St. Louis at Cleveland Southern Association Memphis at Mobile Little Rock at New Orleans Birmingham at Nashville Atlanta at Chatlanooga made New* Orleans look bad? It's probably too early in the sea-* son to tell, but New Orleans again ' last night tripped badly over a first division club, the only kind of team It has faced all season. The first place Little Rock Travelers walloped the Is&L place Pelicans. 13-5, Before Little Rock played the Pelicans, New Orleans lost two games each to Memphis and Hir- mingham and won only one from the Barons. 'Umps Out to Get Me/ Jackie Robinson Says WELL CAST—Fish tear scales off to wind up on Shirley Rhodes' hook.' Kven when, they are not striking, she is, easting in the Gulf of Mexico, near St. . Petersburg, Fla. (NBA) Gavilan Ready For Bration Bout NEW YORK, April 21. (/!')—Cuban Kid Gaviian is ready to begin training for his May 18 welter title bout with Johnny Bratton after a warm- up win over cagey Aldo Minclli. t Maybe "wartmip" isn't the wore for Gnvilan's 10-rounclcr with the 31-year-old Italian last night at St Nicholas Arena. The crowd of 2,582 *Big Drop in Coast League Gates Is Traced to Major League Talk By JOK WDIER NKA Special Correspond en t LOS ANGELES-(NBA)-Talk in California of a third major league has enictl for the time hcing In Us Place, the Pacific Coasl League is trying lo account for a frightening 42 per cent drop In attendance I, the first two weeks. Tae problem is all the more puzzling because television is no longer a factor. Bill Vecck says the circuil is to blame. "So much of a holler aboul a third major league has been,made that Pacific Coast League fans now 1 oclicve, incorrect- I ly, that their favorite teams play inferior baseball. ^asserU; the former Cleveland owner- \ ihowman. This belief by 3n n Francisco ^RCorners .easily might have been strengthened when Lefty O'- Doul's Seals lost Ihelr first 13 games. Blg-I-*aitue Exhibitions League president Clarence Rowland attributes the big drop to an over-abundance of major-league exhibition games, especially those pl»yed by the magnetic Yankees on their first trip to the far west. Triple A baseball was an anticlimax after the world champions. Pauls Powland last winter led the fight to have video curtailed. The economic situation has changed. There was no war in Korea a year ago. Budget - conscious patrons say prices—SI.80 for a box scat- arc too high. There Isn't enotiph left after buy- Ing 80-cents-a-pound hamburger. Krert Hall, who makes a living showing sports patrons to seats, attributes the slump to baseball's policy of making players be gentlemen. - "A player must wear kid gloves." he observes. "If he gets Into a beel with an umpire, he's heavily fined, or worse yet. suspended." Other sports, particularly wrestling, get right down to elemental*. A contestant is either a hero or a heel, acts accordingly. Mai ,\nrl Court Ouldrayc This pays olf. The night Fred Haney's Stars opened the home Hollywood season, only I8IM peopl were In the stands. Crosstown. a Los Angeles' Olympic Aiirtitoriun a turnaway crowd of 10,400 rushe to see the grunt and groaners. It Isn't the weather, either. The .Harlem Globetrotters lure 31,000 into the Pasadena Rose Bow for a basketball game with in College All-Stars. It was a fogg Monday night, too. By contrast. Philip K. Wriglcy Angels pbyed before a total ( 545 persons in their first si home games in Los Angeles, a lea guc pivot There was no encouraging not until the Portland and Sealtk clubs opened in the north in In first three-game series of the Ihl week. Inflated cost of operation mak^ it an absolute necessity for th magnates to figure out a melh to hypb attendance. But how? That's the pay-off question. SHEET METAL WORK OF ALL KINDS Custom work for Kins, alfalfa milts, oil mills. Custom Shearing up to Vi inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 .South Broadway Phone 2651 FOR SALE Concrete culvert*. 12 Inch U 48 Inch, plain or reenforced Concrete BnilcUni Blocks cheap tr than lumber for barns, chicken honses, pump hon^r*, tenant hoases, toot shed*. We dellTtr Call •* for tree nil mate. OSCEOLA TILE& CULVERT CO. n.v JACK IIAN11 NEW YORK, April 21. (API—Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn's stnr ie naiuu;,. second baseman, thinks certain National League umpires aro "out to Mobile won, 2-0, over Memphis.! get me." id Chatlanooga, 7-6. over Atlan- Birmingham won its filth game. 5, over Nashville to displace eniphls from second place. Four Hurlers Used Four New Orleans pitchers tried vain to stop Liltle Rock. The •avelers sent seven runners over ome plate in the third inning. In ddition lo winning, Little Rock inounced Uie signing of lefthand- Lon Lombardo, who won eight id lost 14 last season with the •avs. Lombardo trained with the •avs but failed to come to terms. Daryl Spencer hit a tremendous iree-run hcmcr lor Nashville In ie ninth but even that timely hit iuldn't beat Birmingham. The o-s tied the score at 5-5. In the nth Red Mathis singled to score harley Letchas with the winning in. Charley Workman hit his 101st oulhern homer against hLs old hattanooga teammates, but It liled to win for his new team At- mtn. It left, him only six short- of ie record held by Joe Hutchesoii. ho played lor both Memphis and tlanta in the early 1930's. Work- lan holds the season homer record f 52. hit in 1048 with Nashville. Dan Porter hit a double to drive i Chattanooga's tying and wiling runs in the eighth. Mobile's lefthander Bob Ludwlck topped Memphis with four hits nd seven strikeouts for eight, and wo thirds innings. Tom Lakos had give him a hand but the ball ame was Ludwick's. Hobinson, involved (n R squabble with umpires Babe Pinelli and Dusty Boggess at Ebbets Field Wednesday, spoke his piece last night. "I'm not blind to the fact that certain umpires are out to get me." he said. "Anything I do, they'll give me the worst of the breaks. I know what, I'm up against." Jackie did not mention names. "I'm doing my best to stay out of trouble," said Robinson. "I promised Chuck Dressen (Brooklyn manager) and my wife. But you know ow much I want to win. "Pressen talked to me several Imes, asking me to stay out of ar- Larsen, Mulloy Match Strokes HOUSTON, Tex., Aurii 21. (a National tennis champion Art Laren squares off today against Gard- lar Mulloy, Miami, Fla., for the ight to meet Herb Flam of Los An- 'elcs for the River Oaks tennis itlc. The San Francisco nettor cam rom behind yesterday lo win a quarter-finals match from BoM« 3utts,. Denver, Colo., 6-4 4-6 4-6 i-2. 6-4. This match was halted Thursdn; because of darkness. So was Flam'" match with Hamilton Richardson national boys' champion from Ba ton Rouge, La. Flam, the national intercollcgiat champion, won this one, 6-2, 6-: 3-6, 14-12, then defeated Bill Tal bert, New York City, in a semi-final match, 6-2, 8-6, 7-5. Nearly 10,000,000 head of livestoc are grazed on U. s. miblic land part of each year. D r/nce Omar Booked on Legion Card Prince Omar, the Persian bad boy. eturns to the Memorial Auditorium Ing Monday night to take part in -he American Legion's wrestling matches. Omar, a veteran heavyweight, will earn with big Jack Moody of Dy- rsbnrg. Tenn., against Johnnie Marr and Roy Welch in the tag natch feature. Omar needs no introduction to Blythevllle mat fans. He has ap- icared here a number of times In cccnt years and ha.s established limself well as a catch-as-catch can grnpplcr, He was born In Persia but learned lis wrestling In the united States ie has performed in a number ol the larger cities of the nallo: where he received top hilling. Two one-fall preliminary IxHlt.s aVe also on the card, with Marr meeting Moody and Welch meeting Omar. uments. I know it doesn't do m ny good to get mixed up In them ilid I'm doing my best to stay out. Yelled RomrthliiK "But no matter what anybod ays, I'm not Wind. I think I kno\ •lint's going on. Certain umpires ar ut lo get me." Robinson's difficulty In Brooklyi allowed a called third strike b. Boggoss. Jackie threw his bat dow ngrlly nnd ran to his position. II dmits he yelled something at Bog ess after he reached his post. Then he says Pint-Ill look up II. irgumcnl nnd jawed him for yell ng at Hoggess. "I didn't think Boggcss eve inard me." he salrl. "I didn't hav my wrangle with him al the plat But I wouldn't blame him If I :amc out after I hollered. But was Plnell! who took It, up." Ford Prick. National Leagl ircsldcnt, said he had been li rormeri of no incident. 'If tlicy 'the ball playcrs'i c out of line." he said, "we will tal care of It. If Ihcy don't we pay i attention." Dodger coaches nnd many of Rob inson's friends have been after bin for some time trying to get him I tone down his arguments with tl umps. State Teachers Win Track Meet RUSSELliVILLE, Ark., April 21 ^—Arkansas Stato Teachers Col lege won a four-way track mce here yesterday. Teachers scored 60 points: Hen drlx, 51; host Arkansas Tech, 33 r .$ and Reebe Junior College, 27 2/3. Arthur Sears of Hendrlx was lilfli vldual high scorer with 12',; points Threatens (ansas Relays Soggy Track May Slow Times; Wilf, Gehrmann to Race Hollywood Continued from rage 4 onongh to be her father, he Ls." Marie Wilson's screen I.Q. tak a lenp skyward in RKO'5 "Tin Sell Sailors Eiephant.s." Not c: nelly an Ein:Uein, but smarter llu her Irma rcle,s. IT - HAPPENS - EVERY - TLV DEPT: Horace McMflhon />pcnt all four years in Hollywood playing gangster rolc.s. He was typed tis thug, haled it, but. there was i escape. Finally lie fled back to t! New York stage. In de.sporalic during a lean play season, he To got hf.s "I - hate - gangster-ro, and auditioned for the : of a thug in "Detective Story." Sldr.ey Kingsley heard his nudl- tion and promptly him in the play as a detective Ucutcnnnt. Now hc'.s the Selective again for the movie version. But lie's worried. He Baseball Back in'76 Was 'Era of Error' By FRANK ECU AT Newsfealures Sports Kdllor NEW YORK—Even 75 years ago when the iNational ensue was formed, pitching was regarded as the most im- orlant single factor in deciding a baseball game. (.L'llilor's Note—This Is Ihe flflli In a series of articles on the history of the National League •mniiirmornllnf,' 'lie 15th it mil- •ersary of Ihe league.) 'To lie a pitcher." says a news- per account of 187C, ft man must possessed of nerve, coolness, in- nuily and an ability to accom- lish that which is culled for by the Agencies of the moment. "Above all, he must never lose Is heart or his temper, for If he ets the whole nine will fret, or It e loses his balance the entire team likely to no to pieces and the •suit will be disastrous." . Ka.s.. April SI. fA. . -The nation's top mllers — Don Gehlmann ami Fred WI1U—and the wift baton teams of the .southwest verc set to do their stuff in the Oth Kansas Relays today. The hancos were they would have to nn on soggy cinders. A heavy downpour of rain early •csterday put n damper on the Irsl five events of Ihe decathlon. The weather man had more show- •rs billed. The Gchrmann-WIlt duel In the Glenn Cunningham Mile was their welflh of the year and first outdoors this seyon. Gehrmann ha.s von 9, Including one of 4 minutes '.5 seconds. Gehrmann won the mile here the post two years and shares the record of 4 minutes 10.1 seconds with Illalne Rideout of North Texas State. The Oklahoma sooner.! came to Hie meet with the most highly regarded baton learns, but Texas. Texas A. and M.. nnd Oklahoma A. ind M. were considered formidable. Conch John Jacobs «ald last night his Oklahoman? were passing up defense of their sprint medley championship, In which they set «. Kansas Relay* record of 3 minuto 21 3 seconds, and Ihe 4-mtle. relay. Dill the Sooncrs were entered In all five other baton events. said: "Maybe a good gangster role will come along now and I won't be right for Lhe part." Janls Carter is giving her parlor TV set some extra split and polish tlic^c days. It, was through her video appearances In New York that Hollywood found out that JanLs couM s|ng with the best of them. She's singing on' a sound stage lor the first time in RKO's "Half Breed." And, appropriately enough, Janls is "half-dressed." , "A very brief costume and black net hose." she blushed, "i get wol calls and whistles from the crew It's the most anybody's ever seen of me, I never saw so many men in my life as the gang that watched while I did the number." Jani.s had to give up TV rights for the long-term RKO contract but she isn't bawling about It. "Tv is the hardest work I've eve done and terribly exhausting. I'rr the only b&mde on the RKO lot I don't conflict with anybody." The game hasn't changed much, has It? nut those errors. Wild pitches and passrtl balls were scored as errors and in a game played on July 1, 1318 between Boston and Louisville the scorer counted 25 errors. Six of Boston's nine errors wera made when the Rod Stockings made various unsuccessful attempts to get a diiy by the name of Ryan on the basepaths. He was Louisville's lef& fielder and balled ninth, even though he could run. Tew 1'layers The score]- apparently gave Boston's catcher an error each time ha failed to nab Mr. Ryan on the bases. The score was 10-2 in favor of Boston. Ryan, Incidentally, scored both Louisville runs. If a team had 10 players on Its srjuad In 1876 it was extravagant. That's probably why this rule via on the books: "If a player on a nine dies after a game has been arranged, the gamo can be postponed by either contestant." The National league as we know It today and its counterpart of tho prc-almost anything era had one thing In common. Eight clubs comprised the circuit. However, at tile end of the season there were only six. Two of the cluba •the Philadelphia Athletics and le N'ew York Mutuals—were excited. Various reasons have been giveri. me account says both clubs dis- anucd while another says National .eague directors tossed out Phlla- 'clphla for alleged dishonest prac- Ices, although some of the players rere reengaged for 1877. Frequented Gambler* At any rate, here's what a clip-lug on file In New York's Publlo .lljrary says: "It Is quite true that absolute and irect proof oJ fraud cannot b« pro- luccd, but nearly conclusive proof circumstantial evidence Is p.t oinmand. "When you know that your play- rs freriucnt the haunts of ganib- crs. that they are Interested In nool operations .tlrnt their assocla- ions are with rtcn who live by I>ool tumbling, you must certainly know ilso that such men nrc very likely o engage In crooked-work. Abo when -on see errors committed at oppor- imc limes for the success of a pool ring arrangement, sufficient circumstantial evidence Is then at com- nand lo prove dishonest play." Scoreless ties and 1-0 games wer* .Ig deals 75 years ago. They wcra played up at the end of the season mrfer R heading "Model Gam«," apparently with the feeling that II was loo risky to throw » clow eon- role India's Border People Go Around Armed NEW DELHI l/f,— 'Hie rjullai government has Issued firearm liberally in some border areas l< enable the local people to cop with Individual and sporadic at tacks. Home Minister C. Rajagop alacharl told Parliament. He did not furnish particulars bu said special training in the use o firearms was given to border peopl in some areas and arms supplie at government expense. that paid $5,829 hooted the unanl- ! mous decision for the 3',i to 1 fa- | vorite. I Minelll bothered Ihe sleek keed with his unorthodox style. Bouncing at long range and then swarming inside to clutch after looping a long counter right was the Minelll 'system. Gavilan didn't exactly sparkle. PLANNING A GARAGE? ill 111 -mm -mm Then Call 2131 for Free Estimate Turn your porch Into a knntlj pine den or TV room. ISalhs and Kitchens Itemodclcd Non-Mortgage FHA Terms As Lonfc as 30 Months to P.IJ BUILDERS SUPPLY CO., Inc. "KverylhinK for the Hulldcr™ W. H. Pease S. m*aj f,l .f. Wilson Htnrj BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Mondgy, April 23 8:00 p.m. Adults'50c—Children 1 5c TAG MATCH MOPPING UP — Every time young John Marshall falls into the w.iler he sets a world record. The Yale Australian's 18:10.8 for 1500 meters will not be recognized, however, having been made, over the -"short course" in the National AAU meet in Ohio State's 25-yard pool. (NEA) SPEEDOMETER REPAIR SERVICE lie sure your speedometer works right. We give one-day service for any kind of cnr or truck. Drive in today. T. I, SEAY Motor Co. 121 East Main Phone 21 22 JOHNNIE MARR & ROY WELCH vs. PRINCE OMAR & JACK MOODY For Reserved Seals. Call 33S9 Also 2 I'-Fall 30 Minute Matches Marr vs. Moody Welch vs. Prince Omar Good Nitrate Fertilizer I will have • car of Calcium Ammonium NilraU Her* next week. It contains 20.5/i nitrogen and the price Is 172.00 per ton, KO.B., Blytheviilc. Paul D. Foster, Distributor Phones 3418-3153 Blytheviilc, Ark.

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