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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVJLLE (ARK.) COUK1EK NEWS Major leagues Open Campaign Almost 250,000 Fans * Expected To Turn Out For Opening Games By LEO II. J'CTERSKN ' United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, April 15. <U.l>.>— ifrjor league baseball, back at pre-Pearl Harbor strength itnd expecting a record-breaking season, jiimps off tomorrow on its first • pjist-war campaign which for two p( the 16 teams will lead to the World Scries in October. Given the favorable weather jrhich the advance forecasts indicated, nearly 250.000 fans arc expected to jam their way Into the eight parks where the inaugurals »'[il be played. TODAY'S SPORT TARM)B Has Feller Lost His Fast One? Rookies May Answer Question BY OSCAR KRALEY Unilrd |T«s SpOTls Writer NEW YORK, April 13. (UP) — Whether Bob Feller, Cleveland's speertb.ill pitcher, has as much (moke as in pre-war days Is 11 moot point today but baseball men opine that If rapid Robert is to catch his lumps this season it will be from the rookie batters. Malinger Mel Olt of the New York Giants, after facing Feller's fast one In two (ruining games, was the most recent to raise the question as to the presence or absence of Hobby's hgli, Feller hasn't hard one. shown anything like his pre-war speed," OIL sisted "His curve breaks as sharply hut It definitely Isn't as fast." There was good foundation for the remarks, considering Hint the favorites to win the National League pennant, will open at home against, the Pittsburgh Pirates while the New York Yankees, given a slight edge lo win the American League crown, will opixise the Alhlelics at Philadelphia. in the other National League ojiencrs the Dodgers will be at Boston, the Phillies at New York, diid thc champion Cubs at Cincinnati. The world champion Tigers will open at home r.gainst the Browns, the Indians will meet the White Sox in Chicago and (be Red iSpx will oppose the Seswlors at \yashington where President Truman will throw out tile first ball. The largest crowd is expected at Detroit where 55,000 are scheduled to watch Hal Newhouscr, the southpaw star who won 54 games while losing only 18 in the past Ivo years, attempt to put ihe Tigers off on the right foot in A-fense of their title. He will be opposed by Nelson Potter, who \vion 15 games while losing 11 for the Browns last year. "'The White Sox with John Rig- jify opposing Bullet. Bob Feller forecast a crowd of 25.000. A turnout ot 32,000 is expected at where Roger Wolfe knuckle ball herler, and Tex i. who was In the service "list year, will hook up in a pitcli- i.rjff duel. Spud Chandler is scheduled to pitch for thc Yankees while Russ Christopher Is favored iftcr being the best tn the majors lu won four out of his first five starts strictly on his reputation. Olc nix was giving Ihem a hoist of the leg, a sweeping motion and a bit of a prayer. It worked against the guys who knew him when, nut with th c glds It was n different story. "I'd shudder every time one ot those youngsters came to the plant," »!/. recalled. "Bh: stiong kids, they were, and they'd Just tuke n toehold and cvit loose. They had to be shown and It was too tough." When- returned lo Chicago and on thc next occasion go to him for 10 lilts In nine frames. Including a homer and five doubles. But once a man starts to slip — unless Feller hasn't yet opened up — it's Hie new kids who give them the most trouble. The star pitcher, for instance, has a psychological advantage over the hitlers who knew him when he had it. Pitching and batting Is a game in which Ibe hitter tries to outpuess the thrower. The vete- ians thus looks for the stuff the pitcher hail In the old days—and are fooled when it doesn't shmv up, For instance, "'hen Diz/.y Dean vas relegated to the Texas League he beat Brooklyn handily at Kb- bets field with this same routine. He was stepping buck, pitching without a windup or with just n half windup. committing semi-balks and pulling every trick in thc book. The dodger veterans fell for it because they 'didn't know what to expect. Tint not n rookie named Pole neiser. lf n made four hits off 111/., who lo Pistol Pete was just a fellow In on the last bus from Tulsn, Carl Itubbell, toward the. end of his career, was succ.ssful during the first half Pels, Crackers Lead Southern Little Rock Breaks Into Win Column With Triumph Over Chicks By WILLIAM TUCKER ATLANTA, Ga,, April 15! <UP> — The New Orleans Pelicans and the AUantn Crackers were off lo a galloping start In the Southern Association pennant race today HS the teams switched parks for tomorrow's second set of opening games. Both thc Pels and the Crackers boasted three game winning streaks. New Orleans' was at the expense of the Mobile Bears, who submitted twice In Sunday's double-header, while Atlanta had an even easier time pushing over Ihc Birmingham Barons In a pair of games. Pete Hader and Roy Sanner gave Mobile only seven hits between them in the two games while the Pelicans powdered Bear pitching for 20 blows to come away with 8 to 1 and 6 to 3 victories. The gaudiest pltchlni: of the day paraded licfore Atlanta fans, Cards, Yankees Picked To Win 7946 Pennants BY CARI, UJNIM)l)I8T UnUt-d Press Sports Writer NKW YORK, April 15. (UP)— There's many a slip between the first pitch in April and the last out In September, but despite the uncertainties ahead, lher c was no alternative today but to pick the fit. Ijouis Cardinals and New York Yankees to win the major league flags. In fact It appeared to be a safer hot today to bank on these two loni; -.stand ing rivals to in the world series, than It would have been to have tried to pick the winners of last year's flag race* in the last two weeks of the hectic 1045 campaigns. Both the Cardinals and Yankees to be filed in the United Stales against both players. J3ut m the meant ime: Luis Olino, another American who Jumped from the Brooklyn Dodders, wns hobbling to the Mexico City Delta Park on crutches because he couldn't decide to slide or jump at second base two weeks aj;o. He wrenched \oose a tone in his knee and wilt be out three move weeks. Cliico Hernandez, veteran Cuban player with Veracruz. Is out for the season with a broken leg suticrcd in a slide at Monterrey. Chile Gome;-.. Vcra Cruz star, who used to be with the Phillies, was out of the Itncup with an upset stomach. To much cliile con carne principally because were balling ngalnsl him from memory. They were looking for something the meal ticket didn't have. More recently 1 , the flim-flam has l)o(ni worked by Van Lingle (The Olrt) Mungo and' others who no longer had a bubber hose hanging at their-side. Tills early- in Ihe year, even cfore thc .season has sturlcd, it lay be simply that Feller is Uik- IR no chances with his arm and s bringing It along slowly. IJul n the other hand. Olt may be right ml thc farm boy from Van Meter, a., may, have lost a lot of steam. The odds arc, however, that It •ill be the rookies who will really ind out. ; much to their delight, by Dewcy Adof the .season j kl'is, Forrest Thompson and Earl the veterans McGowan of the Crackers' stafT, Ad- kin.s and Thompson collaborated on a four-hit job In the opener as thc Crackers romped to a seven to one Thomas DC La Cruz, former Cincinnati Heds 1 pitcher, who drcv, S 10,000 for the highest salary the league last season, still was txa get the opening day assignment lor Connie Mack's Athletics. The !A'S anticipate about 25,000 fans. Second largest throng of the day j$ expected at the Polo Grounds! hiirs dc combat from an operatiot where Bill Voiscllc will hurl for he underwent, last winter. • • - • " Cuban Negro Carlos Blanco, firs baseman with Nucva Laredo, suf fered a foot injury and has bcei Ule Giants and Oscar Jurtel for Chapman's Phillies. The Reds have sold out — 30,00tt— for their opener against the Cubs In which •Joe Bcggs and Claude Passeau will j be ,the. opposing pitchers. ] Boston expects only 15,000 for the Boston-Dodger opener. Either JWort Cooper or Johnny Sain will go for Boslon with Hal Gregg act- ting the ceU for the -Dodgers. At • St. Louis, some 16,000 are sched- ijjed to see Johnny Beazlcy, one pf the Cardinals pro-war aces, oppose the veteran Fritz Ostermuller. Pirate southpaw. Superbly conditioned after two arduous months in the South ami ^cst, each of the IB teams is going, to the barrier vastly strength- £ued over last season. In sharp contrast to last spring when the I clUbs, training In the North, were wondering whether they would, be ajble to put nine men on the field, tlie task this year was to weed out the surplus from the horde of ex-servicemen. rookies anil ijoldovei-s who reported for spring clrllls. Each manager had nine or J.O candidates for each [>ost. , With few exceptions, all of the pre-war stars are back. Most of the minor leaguers and over-agers who made up the bulk of the •Vrartime playing strength have yjelded their ix>sis to the cx-GI's and rookies. As a result, fans for the first tirne since 1941 again will see big lime baseball. The caliber of play tell off considerably during the war but the game still dic\v record breaking crowds. ' Last season's attendance records, when both the American and Na, tipnal Leagues drew more than 5,000,000 paid admissions, arc expected to be shattered. The crowds vrhich flocked to exhibition games this spring convinced the club owners that baseball's first postwar season is going to be the best one in the history of the game. Game No Picnic, Pasquel Learns Mexican League Head Runs into Troubles • In New Venture MEXICO CITY, April 15. <UP>.Operating a baseball league, even with millions, is no picnic. President Jorge Pasquel of the Mexican loop was convinced today. He had almost as many troubles »s shekels though he admitted the biggest problems involved Mickey Owen and Vcrnou Stephens, the indecisive Americans who jumped to his circuit and then jumped back again. Pasqxiel conferred to his lawyers regarding breach of contract suits $25 Reward far information enabling ipe to secure a 6 or 7 room ptfurnished house. Contact E. V. (Buck) Tomlinson Phone 2335 — 119 Easl Ash out of the lineup n week. Pasquel sale) he had some Amer! can replacements under considers .ion and that they should be show ins; up uny cltiy now. victory. Clnrk Henry's homer (javo Hbmini;hai]i its only score. Then McGowan came along nnU set thc visitors down on a lone hit as the Crackers settled for a 1 to 0 win hi the seven-inning nightcap. Thc Little Rock Travelers broke Into the win column for the first time by nosing out the Memphis Chicks 3 lo 2 in the second game of their double-header after dropping nn 8 to 6 decision ill thc opener which Memphis pulled out o( thc tire with n three-run blast In the cliihth Innlni;. At Nashville, the hard-working ChiUtanooga Lookouts who had lost their opening tilt to the host Volunteers, ripped their foe apart in the Jirst game of Sunday's double-bill, winning 9 to 3. and trained n 4 to -1 tic In the second which was stopped by darkness. I'hc llnal inniiiB provided thc Lookouts' spark in both games. In the opener, they let BO with a live- run blast that dashed any hopes thc Vols may have had of overcoming their earlier deficit. In the nightcap, thc Lookouts trailed 4 to 3 going into the seventh but sqnaret accounts In that frame. After the Vols failed tn score in their half the umpires called it a day due to thc vanishing visibility. For tomorrow's second openers the teams will continue against thc same opposition in different parks' with Atlanta at Birmingham, Memphis at Little Rock. Nashville at ntx>tmd In pre-war liilcnl, c«ch club has only one recognized weakness. Lack of n talented catcher might caugsc the Cardnlnals a bit of trouble,, while the Yankees arc short In provcnlflVit line pitching strength. Assuming that strength In other department will be sufficient to offset these tlefcclencics. the preseason odds of 13 to 20 on thc Cardinals and of 1 to 5 on thc Yankees appear lo be, in line with the comparative strength of the )6agues. Although thc hazards of long rnnge forecasllns must be cmpha- si/ed, a detnile_cl analysis of the lire-season play suggests the following final alignment of teams at' the end of the campaign in September: American League. 1. New York- great hitting, superb defense, excellent reserves, fair )ilching. 2. Detroit—new strength at most losittons. best pitching depth in eaguc. 3. Boston—excellent hitting, im- iroved pitching, fair defense. 4. Washington—solid lineup ex- :ept at third base, tricky pitching, air punch. 5. clevcland- -baseball':; best pltcli- r, Bob Feller, hut too many other weaknesses. (J, Chicago—experienced veterans may be too tired for long haul. 7. St. Louis—not enough improvement from war years to figure. 8. Philadelphia—very little better than weakling team of 1945. Nalional League. 1. St. Louis—best pitching in nm- joi-s. two sets of pre-war outfielders, good hitting, superb infield. 2. Brooklyn—could be very good, or • very bad. Manager I-co Du- 'oehcr must decide on whether to we young rookie stars or established veterans. 3. PiltsnurBii—Ri'catly Improved In spirit and quality, may be surprise. 4. Chicago—can't win ting on team that took war year pennant in 1945. 5. Boston—new hustle by manager Hilly Soutliworth may make Braves contenders. 8. New York—morale low. pitching mediocre, hitting probably terrific. 7. Cincinnati—typically strong defensively with feood Hitching very weak hitting. 8. Philadelphia—loom lias plenty of well wishers, some improve-: ment apparent but not enough. MONDAY, APlUh 15, I'.MO Chickens are lound on about per cent of all Wyoming farms. DIGGING AT YOUR SCALP WONT HELP Get rail lioip for <lry itchy srulp witlk Mixoliiio Iloir Tonic. Aids natural oils, IH|MroiiLovcl<;usu<lnnr!niir. MOROLINt HAIR TONIC Farmers Furniture Store Now Located at 405 East Main St. New ami Used Furniture Chatlanooga Mobile. and New Orleans at 25 Participate n Blind Bogey Meet Yesterday The Blind Hngcy tournament yesterday :it Dlythcvlllc Country Club's Uolf course resulted in -ftiiBh Whit- Mil winning lop honor nnd Rolntul J31shop. .second. There were 20 plnycrs who pur- liclpalecl in the competition, to be repeated i\exl Sumluy, It was ; iiouiicccl by Wendell Euton, pro. Postwar activities of the Wyoming state same niul Ilsh commission will cost a totnl of $121.005 in IMG, as compared with for lust year. USED CARS WANTED We will pay you thc full OPA Ceiling plus your extra equipment. If you art' K"ii'(t to keep your present car let us u' vc you an estimate on rccoii(lilit>ninj.j your motor, body ;iml paint ing. Crciiit terms can be arranged. Tires, Tubes and auto and home radios Cor'sale. Lee Motor Sales, Inc. Oldsmobilc East Alain S(. CMC Trucks Phone 519 ... no wheat used in beer or ale And wheat alone can solve the problem of feeding the world's hungry ASSORTED HEAVKS CHICKS 'G" UlOO 100 . Ouaraiiti* Heavy f refit 300'$20.50 (Potitlvdy No itglioria) ggg _ $34.40 S* 1 ** Clt«<lt •* M»n#v &*** tfvui CCft tin ran p«OMf r SHIPMINJ 1000 - 568.50 UVE DEIIVEHY GUAHANIECD w , fay p o , (og . CHICK CO. D«p(. BAR StLnli, M*. IN iUSIWfSS OV{» 20Jff ATTENTION LADIES Cash Paid for Men's, Women's and Children's Used Clothing and Shoos. 415 W. Ash St. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, April 75, 8:75 p. m. Adults, 3Cc, Tax Scr— Total 45c. Reserved Seats 12c, Tax 3c—Total, 15c. Children's Seats 12c, Tax 3c, Total, 15c. Reserved Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena Every Monday From 6 p. m. on TAG MATCH Moody and Lawson va. Cozzel and Thomas Also 2 One-Fall 30-Minute Matches BILL COZZEL vs. JACK MOODY BUCK LAWSON vs. GEO. THOMAS xVclually wlical luis never liccu a large ilo.w in the brewing process—only )fl n.oo of the eulire U. S. wheat crop was used in 19-15: In accordance with United Stales Government policy, the brewing industry has used no wheat wlialevcr since March 1, 19'16. OTHER MATERIALS CUT 30% The oilier grains nscd have been reduced l>v 30%—thai is, lo 70% of ihc 19^15 amount. \Vlicat alone, can solve thc problem of feeding thc hungry. Thc grains lo which thc industry is now rcstriclcd, are of a variety and grade not normally consumed by the people of the world as food. , LESS KEER AND ALE Altogether, the brewing industry'is using 30% less materials than in 1945. This results in a proportionately lower production. But since ihe current demand for beer and ale is about 25% greater than a year ago, the real shortage is nearer 50%. Consequently^ your dealer ivill not be able to supply you with all the beer and ale you wonUl like. We know you will understand the reason for this.\ .-• * ! * * •*$>• r-, »- Yonr attcnlion is earnestly directed to tho recommendations of President Truman's Famine Emergency Committee, which arc summarized in the box below. SJ^jb^^p^t'^g^v This statement tells in clear, simple terms what each of us individually can do to help during thc emergency. ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Let us figure your bill of materials or the total Contract, including labor. WALPOLE ELECTRIC CO. CHICK THEATRE 'Where Happiness Costs So Little" Week D»y»: SUrli at 1 p. m. Last Time Today "Leave it to Blondie" with Arthur Lake :is Oa^wood Also Nt^vs anil Shorts TUESDAY BUDDY NIGHT 15c to All 'Two O'Clock Courage" with Tom C'onwuy ;md < Ann Itutlierford , Also SliorU ( New Theater Manila's Finest Saturday & Sunday, Mat. I o'clock Sunday & Tuesday Nijhts, 6:S» o'clock AU other nlgbts, 6 o'clock 110 So. Sec. Phone 3371 Last Time Today "JESSE JAMES" Starring Tyrone Tower NEWS ANP COMEDY Tuesday BARGAIN NIGHT "THE KID SISTER" with Koger I'ryor and Judy Clark I'MJS SERIAL and COMEDY 1 .dnnssion lOc and Ho Wltal the President's Famine Emergency Committeo osA.i us all to do 1. Save nml share wheat and fat products ... Go light on all foodi that lake lihcnt, fills and oils —sure breads, macaroni, cakes, cookies, pastries and dccp-fritxl foodi. Use drippings for pan-frying. Sore sola*} nil —use boiled dressings. 2. Buy nnrl serve more plentiful foods . . ; Ralanrc diets with the more picnlijul foods, such as potatoes, fresh fruits and icfpialJcs. 3. \Vnstc NO food ... Dress up today's Ir/forcrs/or lomorroic. Make every crnsl count u-ilh tnclba toast, crumb-toppings, bread puddinQt and '. stuffings. Take no more than you can cat. Clean >.->ur ;>/or«. Turn in . nnusab!c/at sailago promptly. For Your Home Just received large shipment ot Spring-lined living room furniture. 2 piece living room suites, $159.95 to $264.50. Couch suites. 2 piece, $101.95 lo $19D.50. Couch only SSS.DS to S88.50. Also a large number o! spring tilled rockers to select from. Alvin Hardy Furniture Co. 301 East Main St. New and Used Phone 2302 UNITED STATES v BREWERS FOUiVDATION OPEN 6:45; STARTS 7 p. m AIR CONDITIONED Last Time Today Call of the Wild Clark Gablr, I.orelta. Young", .luck Oakle I*urn mount News Also Shorts -^ (Sump-Pumps) Are Available Again AT PLANTER'S HARDWARE CO., INC. A NATURAL A1I> FOR Hyper-Acidity OF THE STOMACH Mountain Valley Water Is a natural aid In helping eliminate wastes from the system. Not laxative, It works gently through the kidneys. Ask your doctor about this famous hcaltli water from Hot Springs, Ark. It has been prescribed for more than 6 years. Free booklet on request. ORDER A CASE. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main and Division Blythevilie, 'Ark. Tuesday ^ PAL NITE 'Identity Unknown' IIichard Arlcn Cheryl Walker rial: "The Monster & Thc Ape" Also Slinrls R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Box office owns .it 7:00; Picture slarls at 7:15. Last Time Today "CAPTAIN KIDD" with Charles I.ausbton. Randolph Scott ami Barbara Briltain Also Technicolor Short: "Naughty Nineties" and RKO News —BARCAIN NIGHT— "JUNIOR PROM" Admission lOc ami lie with FreiMir glcwarl, ,Ume 1'reis- ser, Judy Clark, Frtink I)arm, and Three Famous Orchestras — Ro- maucc and Hhythm at the Teen- Ape Cantccu for thc Xccn-Agcrs.

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