The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1949 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 31, 1949
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PAGE six BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH SI, 1949 Giant Sluggers Bury Pirates 11-4 Pole Grounders Snap •IKS' Streak or 11 Games; Cards Los* PHOENIX, Ari«,, March 3!. OT— The New York OUnU appear almost a sure thing to be named the year's most unpredictable major leagu* team. Trampled 22-S by the lowly St. Louis Browns on Tuesday, the Polo Oraundera vented their ire against the pennant contending Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday to the tune of 11-4. The loss was the first In !1 games for the pirates and only their fourth In 18 starts during the exhibition season. Even more encouraging than their attack which Included three home runs, was the Giants pitch- Ing. Clint Hartung, who worked sevta Innings, was the winner. ORLANDO, PI»., March I. W)— Owner Clark Griffith today predicted his Washington Senators would finish the American League season in first division. 'Stronger Than a Year Ago', Billy Meyer Says of His Bucs Larry Gilbert May Buy Entire Stock in Vols By the Associated Press About the hottest question In Southern Association baseball circles is: "Will Larry Gilbert buy up the entire stock In the Nashville Vols!" Sporls Edjtor Raymond Johnson .sslct In Ills Nitslii'lllc sports column Wednesday night that such a deal was in the wind. Gilbert quit managing last year to become Vol general manager. He now holds a half Interest In tht club. The other half Is owned by Ted Murray. • In exhbitlon games Wednesday the Birmingham Barons whipped the ChattRnooga Lookouts, !0-5; the Mobile Bears took the Memphis Chicks. 9-5: the Atlanta Crackers won from the pcnsacoln Fliers. 5-0: the Little Uock Travelers tawed i * By Bol) Myer» AP Newbfeatures SAN BEUNARBINO, Calif. — Manager Bill Meyer hasn't, climbed aboard the rapidly filling Pittsburgh pennant winning bandwagon, but one of his comments on the National League race may be termed significant." "I don't think the top clubs have done much to Improve and I think we will be stronger than last year." The easy-mannered veteran a year ngo In' his debut as a manager wa.i anything but optimistic. Now wlie- he talks of the lop clubs, he's drawing a 'ather fine line. It's fine because the Pintles. with Inch- hntncrun siege eun Ralph Kiner sick and out of the lineup, their aBinu pitchers tlrlnp badly at the fug end of the season, still finished fourth, one game he- hfurt Brooklyn, a mere two Rtimcs behind second place St. Louis. The year before thev tied tor last. Tnfirld Smooth ' Meyer fcrls there ts still the problem of taking up the slack behind "I don't see four clubs good | to the Dallas (Texas LeaRtiO En- enough to keep us out o[ It." he said. The Senators finished seventh last year. The Senators lost their seventh B«me In 12 exhibitions starts yesterday, 1-*, to the Philadelphia Phils. SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. March 1. OPt—For the next two weeks Brooklyn pitchers will go as far as the other teams will let them, manager Burt Shotten said today. Lefty Joe Hatten drew today's assignment against the San Antonio club of the Texas League. Ralph, Branca went all the way yesterday against Beaumont, another Texas League outfit, as the Dodgers posted a 14-2 decision on a muddy field. He gave up four hits Including a home run to Keith Thomas. He struck out one and walked six. gte.s. Ifi to 4: nnd Ncu Orleans defeated Port Worth, also of the Texas LeaRiie. 2 to 0. At Dnllas, the Texas league entry walloped the Travelers before 1.988 fans in the first home exhibition game of the season, l.ittle Rock scored three times \'~ the second and once In the third. Dallas southpaw Tommy Finger held them to only four hits the remainder of the game. TAMPA, FIR., March 31. «F> — The Cincinnati fleds returned here for a four-game stand today after bowing to the New York Yankees 7-6 yesterday In 11 Innings. Manager Bucky Walters named Walker Cress and Frank Fanovlch to pitch against Washington today. Walters still Is undecided on an outfield. His latest plans was to use rookie Uoyd Merrlman as regular centerflelder with Hank Saner »nd Danny Lltwhller holding down left ana right, respectively, against aouthpaw Wvrostek- working against right-handers. pitchers, and Johnny and Frank Baumholtz ALPHINE. Ten., March 31. IIP)— OHff Fannln and Karl Drews are alated to hurl for the St. Louis Browns today In the second game of an exhibition series with the Chicago Cubs In Texas. Browns took the first game Sports Roundup *» Tluth Fullrrton Jr, The yesterday at El Paso, 5-4. Hank Artt doubled In the eighth to score Ken Wood with the winning run. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 31. WV- The St. Louis Cardinals •will entertain the Philadelphia FhllJlej today, with Gerald Staley, Bill Reeder and At Papal scheduled to pitch for the Cards. St. Louis lost its seventh game yesterday to the Boston Braves. The score was 7-2. The Cards have won 11 games. NEW YORK, March 31. f/P)_ Baseball has corrected a mlstnke it rrmde In writing Its "bonus" rule but It won't nllow the clubs to correct the mistakes Ihey nincle under thnt rule ..That seems to be the situation resulting from the commissioner's Interpretation of the recent chnnge In the bonus rule. The change will apply only to player* signed after today 'and thus kills like johnny Antonelll and Chuc^c Stobbs, who are bench riders because they cnn't, get needed minor league seasoning, will have to continue In that status. ..Claude Harmon, the defending masters golf champ, plans a full week of practice at Augustn before the tournament starts next a-cek. Jack Dempsey who takes s dim view of Joe Louis' drawing power as a uroniolcr because he tried the stunt himself comments: "I wish I could take some of these contenders back to my day to fight them.; at that time you could keep some of the money you tvmde fighting." Dead End now-healthy Ralph— -someone who can "power the ball because they'll still hand Kinor those bases on balls." Down the middle slreiiRlh in- •Itirtes the Mcycr-fnsliloncrl rnai- jlnatlon of shortstop Stan Rolek ind second baseman Danny Mur- augh, A year ago Meyer puhllrly predicted they'd make quite n cmn- linntlon. He was accused of wishful thinking. Hut the pair came through is one of the best, iu the loop Civile McCullogh, veteran from the Cubs, will do most of the catch- Ing. "He's R Rood mechanical cntrh- er and will help us a lot," says Meyer. Holdover Eddie Bookman and Freshman Gabby Cassini are »at- lling for third base.and the same for rejuvenated, squat I.cs Fleming and Eddie Stevens at first Meyer likes his Infield. lie also has high hopes for his outfield talent— Kiner, U'ally Westlake, ageless Dixie Walker. Johnny Hopp— and put tn a surprising plug for Walt Jiidnlch. obtained from Cleveland, and Cramer Beard, a speed merchant who hit .301 with Indianapolis. The Pitching staff? "We have some young boys who will. I think, fit In well with the older men," says Bill. That would Include veterans Kirby Hlgbe— with McCullough, they hope, qualified to handle his kmicklers—blooper Rip Sewell, Ernie Bonham and Hugh Casey; and Bob Chcsnes. Murry Dlckson. Vic Lombard). Bob Mlincriof, Elmer Riddle, who can qualify as oldsters or in-betu'eciiK; Rookie Bill Wr-rle. who won 17 for San Francisco, and possibly Cliff Chambers. a Cub castoff after two trials. "Yes, I think we'll be stronger. We certainly are stronger now than we were a year ago," concludes the Bucco skls>pcr. . More than three fourths of the ties men buy are the bold variety despite the howls of pain over gifts frequently heard from men alter Christmas. Coincidence Corner When the University of Maryland tnllc relay team set n new record of 3:22.3 at the Florida Relays last Saturday. It clipped two seconds off the mark set by another [Maryland team in 1040.. .Last week's rnce was the first time Maryland hart appeared In the Florida meet since that other rccoTd-brcaking effort, and one member of the 1340 team wa 1 s Sam Kchol. present Maryland track coach. Bogs In southeastern Massachusetts normally yield about two thirds of the nation's annual cranberry crop. Lesnevich May Referee Kinney-Scott 10-Rounder LITTLE ROCK. March 31. </P>— Former light heavyweight^ ch.inj- plon Gus Lesnevich will be asked to referee the Ragon Klnney-Bundy Scott heavyweight Oght here next Monday night. Lesnevich now Is training at HoL Springs, nnd promoter Les Call said he would make him ti proposition. Both Klnncy. the Clnrksville city marshal, and Scott, the cagey Flor- Idan, will arrive here late this week to wind up their preparations for the ten-rounder. The fight \vll be one of a series of eliminations designed to determine a southeri heavyweight champion. After The Rain Your Car Needs a BRAKE INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT Now at a Special Price $ 2.00 Friday, Saturday, Monday San Francisco center Joe Mc- Nnrnee runs into a bit of a jam. nnd outstretched arms of Ulah's Georye Smith in National Invi- t a t i o i) Tountomnnt quartcr- linals in Madison Square Garden. The Dons upset Utah, 04-63. Hogs May Shift Lineups for Saturday Tilt PAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. Mar. 31— oach John Barnhill stated yester- iy that the rasters of the Unlver- ty of Arkansas Razorbacks' will e re-arranged for the second Red id White intru-sqUMi spring foot- all game here Saturday. Barnhill stated that he preferred aving the squads more evenly mtchcd. The Red squad. In the rst intra-squad game nt Little .ock last Saturday, outgalned the Vhites about five to one from crlmmage, he said. The Ftcds won '\c first game 13-0. The Hazorbacks coach did not an- oimce what changes would bo inde. The Rnzorlmcks are hard at work, hlcfly on the weaknesses revealed t Little Rock. Punting and passing were poor in lie Little Rock practice tilt Barn- ill said, adding that he hadn't racticcd on those much this living. Barnhill, completing a change rom the Tennessee slngleu'lng to nc T in four weeks, expressed his aiisfactton with the progress his lub has shown in the changeover, le was partlcaiilarly pleased, tie aid. with the line-play by both ombinallons at Little Rock and y the ball handling In both back- lelris on a wet fit-Id. A few minor injuries suffered at Little Hock will not keep anyone jut of this week's finale. John Ferguson of Beebe. letterman center t two weeks, has returned to practice but not for the Red-White contest. State's Amateur, Open Meets Set For June 2 to 5 HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Marc)) 31 —f/I'lArkansas' ainideiir and open golf tournaments will be played al Texarkana June 2-5, Rates were announced today by N. R, Ovcrstreet of Hot Springs, secretary-treasurer of the Arkansas Stale Golf Association. Tlie Texarkana Country Clul) previously ]ad been selected as the site. Before Ovcrslrect's announuracJit. t had been uncertain whether the open tourney. Milch gives the state's pros comoetilion, would be held this year. Overstrcct said the s.vioclallon decided to go ahead with the event, and try to raise cash prizes for winners. He said all Arkansas nros arc expected to compete in the open, in v.*hlch amateurs also may play. Young Iowa Lightweight Dies of Braii Concussion SAN JOSE. Calif., Mar. 31—OP)-Young Billy Corn well of De.s Molnes. lightweight boxing champion of Iowa, died In a hospital here yesterday of a brnln concussion received Tuseday night In a bout with Tate Martinez. Cnrnwell, who had planned to quit boxing afUr a couple more I lights, was floored by a straight right during the fight and his head bounced on the canvas ring floor several times. He never re-gained consciousness. His was the fourth known death In the ring this year. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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Schenley Diitillers Corp., N. Y. C. Don't Forget Everyone's Invited To The KIWANIS CLUB Pancake Breakfasr 6 to 11 Friday Morning IN THE SHOW ROOM OF THE BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Delicious Pancakes... Hot Coffee ALL YOU CAN EAT FOR ONLY 50c The Kiwanis Club expresses (hanks to the following (ionators: Meyers Bakery for pancake Clmir, Star Coffee Co. of St. Louis, The Craflon Co. for syrup, Slead- owbrook Dairy for coffee cream, Pillion's Dairy for buller, and Blylheville Motor Co. for the use of their showroom. COME ON DOWN FRIDAY FOR A REAL TREAT! THIS ADVERTISEMENT CONTRIBUTED BY MEAD'S PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. THE TEXAS CO. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Bob Logan, Distributor

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