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FAGB EIGHT BLVTHEVTU.B (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUKSDAT, JUNE Major League Attendance Far Off 1948 Pace; Cardinals Muff Chance to Tie Brooks for Lead By Jnr Rrlchler Asooclalrd Pin* Spnrli Writer Thf majam are headinR for an aliendance decline from last year's record breaking loml*. comparative figures showed today. Wilh man of the 16 clubs haying played nearly half o[ their 77 home games, « check revealed thai only six clubs are ahead of last year's figures. + TinoiiRh qame.s al !a.<t night, a I lota] of S.5S8.438 fan. 1 : paid lo watch i the teams in action, a* compared j to the 8.S65.152 who saw the same • number of »amp.' in 1948. That Is ! > drop of 376.7H | AL 'hi* rate .trie majors are cer-| lain to fall approximately a million | behind last year's rerorri figure of | 30.943,345. I The Cleveland Indians have jmf- NEW YORK. June 28. i/T>— An fered the biggest drop .having aftermath of the recem_pro lennis drawn about 145.000 fewer fan* j championship than ill 1948 at a corre.srjondinf: i is s<n date. Cinciniiali, Detroit, the NVw , sa , , Sports Roundup Hugh Fullertnn. Jr. *1& Rfi.fc31 DOUBLE TAKE—While Nelson Young wels his line. Blackie ralches himself a lionl in Ihe Younj; is Ihe cullurisl of the Berkshire Troul Farm. Sheltield, Mass. The lake is stocked wi bro\vn, speckled brook and rainbow li'Otlt. which Ihe farm soils for stocking streams nnrl lo resin basket ith 7000 Eddie Robinson Appears Cinch For an All-Star Starting Berth ' CHICAGO, June 28. liT)— Eddl« Robinson. 29-year-old Washington Senators fir.st baseman, ap|>ears a finch for the Ameircan League starting lineup in the 16th annual all star baseball game in Brooklyn. July '2. Robinson holds and advantage of 338.-r>0 voles over his nearest rival. Cleveland's Mickey Veiiion. Robinson, who hails from Paris. HOH THEY STAND Yoik Oiant.< and Philadelphia Phils are others which have (alien 100.000 below la.st year's liaures. Cards Ahearf The Pill.*biii2ri Pirates slioiv the bicaest sain, 180.000 more than la.st >•<•!>!•. The Clncaeo Wlnte Srx. Washington S e n a t o r s. Boston Braves. Brooklyn Dod°eis arid SI I^ouls Cardinals al.io ale ahead of their '48 figures. The Cardinals drew a night game crowd of 13.178 in Ihe only regular same played in the majors yes'cr- doy, but the fans wcrp doomeri to disappointment as the Chiraso Cubs beat ' h '' Redbinls, 6-4 The defeat prevented the Cards from tyin? the Dodaers for the leasne lead. Instead. Ihe Redbirds are now • fnll game behind the Brooks. Johnnv Schmit?. lump the defeat on St. Louis, bill needed help from Wall Dtibiel in the seventh. IMMajSifl Returns The Yankees defeated the Giants in an exhibition »arne at Y'nkee Stadium. 5-3. when Kirby Kisbe •walked two men with the bases loaded in the eighth to break a 3-3 .tie. Joe DiMaeeio. the Yankees' aillns; outfielder, playing his first game of •- Ihe .season, went the full nine innings and declared his injured heel ?ave him no added pain. He failed In get » hit in four official times a! bat. Mickey Owen reinstated catcher, playing his first game for Brooklyn, singled in the ninth and scored Ihe winning run as the Dodeers defeated the Cleveland Tncllms, 4-3. in an exhibition game at Eb- beUs Field. . The Philadelphia Phils routed the Athletics, by a one-sided 19-2 .score and Cincinnati defeated Detroit. 10-4. in other exhibition tilts. that Forest Hills <n the pros and vice vor- i The i-uslimiers stayed away ' in dioves horn I lie Bobby Rlggs- Don Budy.t' final and neither players, who .split S8HO in Die Dual, nor the West -Side Tennis Club, which] absorbs the losses, are happy about it. . . . The pros fee! lhat a change of scocnf'iv 'iiiitybei and a wholesale influx of new talenl (certainly would impi me thp .situation. . . Hut judging by results from Wimble- rioji there's not much good new talent in sighl. . . . Come to think of it. tennis is In about Ihe same situation as other professional spoils, except football, when it comos to producing new stars ... Somehow the major league football ; clubs manage lo turn np aboul 200 • rookies each fall and most of them are good. Wlial'.s Irie Score? Frrtin headquarters of the Pioneer Baseball League comes a re- porl of a dPlayed action, reverse : English sacrifice, if you can figure [that one out. . . . Seems Henry Sich of the Pocatello. Idaho. Car-: dinals was on first base in a game against Twin Falls. . . Catcher] Dick Morgan laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt and was tossed out at first. ... As Morgan walked slowly toward Ihe Pocatello dug- j out back of third. Sich nonchalnnl- ly strolled back to first and never got any farther. ... II wasn't until the next day thai the explanation came out. Sich thought the bunt had rolled foul and that Morgan wa.s returning (o the plate. No- ! a body else noticed what was going [on. . . . And the Pioneer bills ii- Caraway Next Foe for Pickers Blytheville Legion Juniors fro Seek 4th Consecutive Win isclf as "the America. " best Class C league Basebail Practice Games Arranged On New Diamonds One-Minnie Sliorls I'ae* i Joe F,. Brown, the movie come- ' dian who recently underwent an operation, cancelled all his summer ' engagements except for the opening of the National Baseball Congress tournament at Wichita. Kas., Aug. 19. tie will he given a trophy there for his services to baseball. . . Scrappy Kessing. All America Football Conference commissioner, figures optimistically that J. P. Oarrolt. director of the lllls season's unbalanced schedule Blytheville Y said today that tern- '" rhls sev 'en club league will "bene- porary schedule for baseball prac- "' lxim thf Payers and the fans." lice on each ol »he Y's three base- ™«soinng is that kcepinz one club ball diamonds located at the newly, leeBch vveck will enable players constructed city parks has beet) worked out and will become el- fective Immediately. The "schedule includes hours at I which time teams of the Y's Park League may practice on their re- j spective diamonds, he said, but the 1 -main purpose of the schedule is tn allow Coach Johnny Staples, who Is serving as playground director, lo meet with each team al least once a week so that the teams may be orRanized for league play. The schedule will effect activities »t the High School Park, located on North 10th Street on the site ol the proposed new high school. Little Park and Maloney Park. Temporary backstops have been erected at these parks to facilitate practice sessions as \veU fts league games, he said The David Acres Park team will hold three practice sessions a week using the High School Park diamond until baseball facilities are installed at David Acres Park. Mr. Garrott said. Practice sessions for tJ>e David Acres team will be held nt 9'30 a m. on Mondays and Thursdays and at 2; 15 p.m. each Tuesday. Onlv two practice sessions will hr held each week nt T.iltle Park wilh the tram representing that park working out S^O pach Tucvs- day morning and 2:15 p.m. each \Vprinesriay. ' Trie schedule for the Mn!nnr\ Park team is 2:15 p.m. each Monday. 9-30 a.m each Wednesday and 2:15 p.m. on Thursdays. All boys livinc in the vicinity nf these parks that want to participate In the baseball program are Inviiprf tn meet with Coach Ktanlr* during the practice hours for their NEW Bin Opens \\rek Hays i':(HJ p.m MAliner S^lurrlai A .Sunda; Sat.-Sun I p.m Com Shafting Manila, Ark. Slums EVER! MCiHl to rest up from injuries and play better football. thus Western which the Curt Oprn Rolf will rw played nil St. Paul next month, ranks up with i he Masters on the Ryder Cup point i 'si. . . . Artie Dorrell. reformed' boxer and equally reformed pub- isher of a las Anseles boxing mag- «ine. is moving to Brownsville Texas, where he hopes to build up : <u ambitious amaleur boxing program. ••[ ii novv j cnl) tc!(ch ,.j rts the good points of boxing and de- tense," explains Artie. Best Time to Cut Hay DAVIS. Calif. r AP > _ ^, r b( , s , ime (or cutting vetch and oaL« for "ay has been determined by Professor B. A. Madison and ' L d Jones on the Davis campus of the University of California. Vetch is be.sl for hay when cut In full blocm. o.i I* make.s zood hay if en, when the grain is In the ,»ft- ciough stage. Thp Rlythovillc Coiton . riflhip (he crest at a thrce-g.ime I winning .siren k, «'il] trv to make it four in a row tommTow afternoon tt'hnn they journey to Caraway for a Fifth DLstnrl Lrs^uo nontn.st with HIP Cfli-away American Legion junior nine. This will he the Pickers' first meeting with Caraway They were xrhednlcd to open their season rteainsl the Cnuphead Countinns but the game was postponed on account of rain. Four other °jirne.s ure al.so on tomorrow afternoon's .schedule with cm!v one to be played in the conn- tv. Liixcra will br the IOIIP Mis.si.s- -ifjpi County team playing on Its home diamond, meeting HarrLsburg for the .second time this season on tl-r Liixr>ra fielrf. In other leasue action tomorrow Osceola anrt Manila will join Bly- thenlli on the road. Osceola'.s junior Le^jonnaire.s will try to avenge an earlier defeat bv the We.st Memphis-Marion nine in a same to be played at West Memphis, and Manila will ?o to Marked Tree for contest. In (he other onme on tomorrow's .slnfe thr Blank bur ti -Stevens nine of Memphis will meei Tnmiann. Next Sunday the Pickers wiU return home tor a till with the lea e up-leading We.st Mcmph is- Marion nine in s«nip I hat could have considerable bearing on the second- roimd race. No games are scheduled for Mon- riny except the a 13 -.s tat' content be- tvv.-en the Fifth District League and a team from a .similar loop in the Lesion's Fourth District. Geo. Bartholomew Wins Trophies For Marksmen Georfie Bartholomew, Blythcvtllr marksman, won both the skcel and .Irap trophies offered by BlylhRviMr bi LSI ness men in competition al the Hlytheville Gun Club during Junr, B, F. Bro«don. operator of the club, said today. Bartholomew won the Quart: skreL trophy with a monthly score of 187 out of 200. L. L. Ward Jr was -second with 181 out of 200. Bariholomew also won the Hol- cornbr trophy for trap shootin Steve Neinoff's Strangle Hold Y/ins Mat Event Sieve Neinoff, the self strangle hold expert, put his favorite hold to good use last night as he defeated both Swede Nelson and Jack Bloomfield singlc-handiedly In the third and deciding fall to give him and his liartncT, l,ec Savoldi. a decision In the tag match feature of the American legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. V Neinoff, a Bulgarian toughie. ised his pel hold to spark a rally in the final round after Savoldi tad been eliminated and he de- 'eated both Nelson and Dloomfield n only seven minutes. The self strangle hold is one of the few legal choke holds in wrestling and is applied by twisting the opponent's arm around his own neck arid then applying pressure from the rear to make him choke himself. Savoldi and Ncinoff took (he tag match victory by winning the last two falls after dropping the lirst. It was Ihelr first win here as a tag team as they w-ere defeated In the Blvtheville debut last week. Nelson and Bloomfield cooped the first round in 25 minutes w-ith Bloomfield defeating Savoldi in 22 minules with body blocks and a pin and then defeated Neinofr in three minutes with body flips and a bodv smother. The second [all went to Ncinoff and Savoldi in 13 mlmiies with Neiooff defeating Nelson in seven minutes with his self strangle hold and Savolrii defeating Bloomfield in six minutes with a crab hold. Nelson and Bloomfield had things going their «-ay until nine minutes of the third round had elapsed Nelson had defeated Savoldi in a little over eight minules and he and his partner had victory in then- grasp when the enraged Neinoff rallied with his self strangle hold to win the fall. In the two one-fall preliminarv bouts. Neinoff defeated Bloomfielil in 10 minutes with his strangle hold and Nelson won over Savoldi in 15 minutes with body slams and a front crotch. Softball League Teams to Meet Play Begins Tonight For Second Half of Summer Schedule The City Softball League will open play in the second half of its 1949 1 season tonisht with a cloubkheader t scheduled for the Walker Park din- ! rnond The first game is set for 1 8 o'clock. I In the first contest the second place Blythfville Motor Company Motornien will tangle with fifth- place Ra?.orback Drive-fn and in i the second tjame the Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet nine, which is tied with the Motornien for second place, will meet the fourth place Javcees. Frwin Jones. Ihe veteran fast- bailer who was. at one time considered one of llic best softball pitchers in the South, probably will work for Hie Motornien tn- nisht apaiusl cither Carrol] Olis- son or Hilly Bob Elliott' of the Rn?orbarks. Jones has started two earnes fnr the Moformen so far this season wi'MiiriK both, one a no-hitter. Jack Whittle nrobablv will .see di'tv lor llic Chevrolet Boys in the : second game against either Harvev i or Tommv Dorris of the Javre^s. | In Die two (cams' first mpct<i'R [Ihis vear .Sullivan-Nelson defeated the Jnvcccs. As (he league enters senonrl half plrtv tne teams stand as follows: Team w I, Pet. Ark-Mo 7 0 l.Ofm Blvtheville Motor .... 5 2 .71! Ptillivan-Nelsnn 5 2 .TM Phllllnd Motor 4 3 ,sn >Iollaud 3 4 479 Javcees 3 4 .429 iPazorbacks . i fi .143 | Owens DriiK o 7 .000 NATIONAL, Brooklyn ......... St. Louis Philac'cl-mia Boston New Yo:k Cincinnati LKAOUK W L Pet. ... 39 25 38 26 37 60S .594 i Chicaso AMKKICAN New York ........ Philadelphia ______ Bo.slon Washington .... Chicago ..... St. Louis ...... Bii iinnsluim Nashville Atbnia Mobile Now Orleans Little Rock Chattanooga Memphis 36 30 .545 i -...31 3'2 .4.'2 .. . 27 3fi .429 25 39 .391 I ... 25 40 .385 W L Pet. | 41 29 .631 I 37 29 .561 ... 35 28 556] ... M 29 554 :i:i '.!S ."ill :10 M 4li7 27 40 .403 18 46 .281 I.KAdl'K W L Pet H L>7 .GI4l 42 28 .GOO. 37 ;i() .552! 35 33 .515 • :il> 37 .486 ! 35 37 4fi8 28 45 .384 24 12 .364 Tex., Has been named on 714,524 ballots In the nation-wide poll which started June 10 and ends tomorrow at midnight. Final re . turns will be announced Saturday. Unless last minute votes change the outcome, the following starting lineup apparently will be used: National League—P 1 r s t base Johnny Mbe, New York; second base Jackie Robinson. Brooklyn- third base, iMdle Kazak, St. Louis' shortstop. Peewee Reese Brooklyn : catcher. Andy Seminick. Philadelphia; outfielders Ralph Kiner Pittsburgh, Stan Musial. St. Louis' and Willard Marshall, New York' 2.858,531 Vote, Cas( American League — First base Ertdie Robinson. Washington.'' ;c- ond base. Cass Michaels, Chicago- thlrn base. George Kell. Detroit : shortstop, Eddie Joost. Philadelphia; catcher. Birdie Tebbett-; Boston; outfielder, Ted Williams Boston. Tommy Hcnrich. New York and Dom DiMagglo, Boston. The all-star managers. Billy Soiithworlh of Ihe Boston Braves and Lou Boudreau of the Cleveland Indians, will select their own pitching staffs. The latest total tabulation Is 2858.534 votes and a record-breaking t'u-ce million is expected before Ihe deadline. Ted Williams is the most papular star with fans giving hj in 1.084,391 votes Jackie Robinson is next with 1,022.586. . No games scheduled. NATIONAL I.KACCK Chicago 6 St. Louis 4 Only qame scheduled. Exhibition Games Last Ni^ht New York (A) 5 New York IN* 3 Brooklyn IN ; 4 clin-chml . \ > 3 Philadelphia iNi 19 Philadelphia 'Al 2. Cincinnati INI 10 Detroit (A) 4 Rochester lint) 9 Boston IN) 8 '10 inningsl St. Louis (A i 6 Harrisblng 'Instal 5 SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 4-2 Atlanta 3-1 New Orleans 7 Chattanooga t Nashville 5 Mobile 1 Birmingham 9 Little Rock 8 Barons Preserve Lead by Edging Little Rock 9 to 8 By The Associated Freaa A Ihree-run uprising in the ninl} j gave the Birmingham Barons a 9-1 victory over Little Rock last ni(?h 1 and preserved their Southern As J sociatlon leadership. The Rocks, who have been "cous I h;s" to the Barons all year, outhl L the leaders 16 to 11 and made onl;l two errors to three for Birmingham'! Little Rock got off to an earl'J lead in the slugging match o*; three-rim homer by Jack : a new first baseman. But in ninth, Dutch Bnmbcrger slammetl a homer to tie the count and Diet'I Adkin.s singled to score the win \ ning run, Nashville defeated Mobile 5-1 1.1 move within a yame of the front. I nmniny Barons- Atlanta .surTercil its seventh stmiyht loss in drop T ping a double-header to MempluJ 4-3 and 2-1, and New Orleans edgcJ Chattanooga 7-6. The work "Viking" means "those who lurk in bays and come out for plunder." Read Courier News Want Atls respective parks. Ml Oarrott staled lha! a !n.ii;iir for boys 12 to 14 years old !• already in operation anrt that an attempt is being made to organize ?. leaeue for younger brn-s nn d »lso nnr tor boys 14 and older. Tuesday "IT HAPPENED TOMORROW" Kith Dtrk Fovtll Al^o Shorts Wednesday & Thursday "SUN COMES UP" Hilh .IrAnrlle M.<i llnmld and Lloyrt \nlan Also Sbnils i Ollirr O|>rn> Show Slarls *t Tui'sday "KIDNAPPED" MrDnxrll fjicLnirt Shnrli Wednesday & I'hursrtay "GOLDEN EARRINGS" R.I J Mill.uui Marlrnr Ilirlrirh Al>o Short* vith a monthly score of 17fl out of 200 and Ward was second with 171). Under the j-ules governing the shooting for the trophies. Bartholomew will have his name engraved on each of the trophies but will not gel possession of either until he has won the monthly shoot three times. Shooting for the month of July will begin Thursday. • St. Loui', Lightheavy ' Scores TKO Over SiJces I INDIANAPOLIS. J-.me 28. W'j— P.achie Moore of St. Louis, one of the nation's top-ranking light heavyweight bo.xers. took a fling al heavyweight action last night and made short work pf Dob Slkes Little Rock, Ark. 'Moore, who weighed only 178 [and gave away 15 pounds to the I big boy from Arkansas, won a [ technical knockout in the third round of their scheduled 10- rounder. Only about 1.300 fans turned o\rt for the fight, which was postponed from last Friday because of rain. Read Courier News Wanl Ads Today's Games AMERICAN I.KAOFE St.- Louis at Chicago < night i Detroit at Cleveland Philadelphia a t Washington (nightl New York at Boston (nightl NATIONAL. t.KAGUK Boston at New" York (nlghU Brooklyn at Philadelphia might) Cincinnati at Pittsburgh rnightl Chicaco at St. Louis (night) SOUTHERN 1.EAKITE Memphis at Atlanta, night Nashville at Mobile, night Chattanooga at New Orleans. Little Rock at Birmingham Bob MrtSias Puts A. A. U. Olvrnoic Prestige on Line Ky Hob .Myers TU' ARE. Calif.. June 28—tVPi— Youthful Bib Mntllias former Tll- lare high school star puts his own Olvmpic games prestige and his national A A.IJ. decathlon crown on the block tonmht and a score or i more rivals begin attempts to wrest \ it from .him. I Manilas, at 17 years of age the j yjuiittcst athlete ever to canture tlie Olympic title, scoring 7139 points | in Ihe names at London last year. is the hero of a two-day celcbra- 1'on here ss he goes aT:'.in against ] ttie tinfoil's best in the 10 event competition. On tonight's schedule are the 110-meter dash, the b'oad jump, shotpnt. high jumu ?ud .100-meter run. Tomorrow niwht the lin-metrr hi-rh hurl-ji. discus throw, pole vault, javelin toss and 15CO-nirt?r run round out the exacting decathlon m-oaram. Pitted against Mathias arc such t'uents as Floyd Simmons of North Carolina University competing for the I.os Angeles Athletic Club", who pliccd third to Mathias in the Olympic games: former national champion Irv ciiconi Mondschein of the New York pioneer Club: Kenneth Beck of San Diego State College, who won the recent Southern California decathlon with 6302 points: Bill Fleming of Notre Dame. Douglas Fawlkes. Georgia Tech. Bill Albans of North Carolina U.. and Dean Pryor, Frcdonia, Kas.. high school challenger. Competition begins at 9 p.m.. Eastern Standard Time. RIGHT . CHARGE THE BILL Tilvllievillc .Motor Co. now offers yon convenient fall terms n all equipment purchased and on all service and repair work. Prepare yourself now for (he busy fall season ju.sl xhcari. as a straight line Why is Seagram's 7 Crown like a straight line? Because its pre-war quality never varies.. .never changes. It's SURE and certain., .always and always! StWRAM'S 7 CROW N . BLENDED WHISKEY. S6.8 P-ool. 6S= = G,», n NeutM , S p,,,, s Se^ram-Distille.s Corfioulmn, Chrysler BmltlinR, Ne* YorV BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. CAN DO THE JOB BETTER The fai-ililies of Ihe largest shop in this area are Rl your service day and ni«h1. . .offering you the fincsl quality repair work. Regardless of the make or model of your car or (ruck, the Smith's Finest Service can do a beautiful job for you. Why not Iry vis? BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. "South's Finest Service" Rroadwav & Chickasawha Phone 1(22 THEATRE OSCEOLA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Box Office Opens al 7 Week Nighlil Show Starts at 1:30 ' .Matinee Saturday & Sunday at 'i p.m. with continuous showing! Tut'sdHV Ml)KK'S BARGAIN "NIGHTf All Tickets 'IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT" Clark Gable. Claudclte Crilbcrl Wednesday & Thursday "CAUGHT" .lames Mason I 1 Barbara Bell Geddes I Robert Ryan ! Warner Xews and Shorts i:| Show Starts Weekdays 1:1)0 p.m. ' Saturda) angl Sunday: ContiniW ihowine from 1:00 p.m. j Tuesday Only "OUT OF TKE PAST" wilh Hubert Milchum anti Jane Oreer Also Shorts Wednesday & Thursday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS" willl Jnhnny Wcissmuller, Brrnda Joyce, and Johnny Sheffield "IVY" wilh Joan Fontaine I'alrick Knowlcs, and Herbert Marshall lerbl: "G-.Men Never Forfrcl*'^ Chapter 4 Also. Short RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tuesday Only | Wednesday * Thursday j ;"NEXTTIME WE LOVE' jj I with .lamrs Slcwarl News A; Shorl, "I Found a DOS' K'