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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 1, 1949
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEV1LLR (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL I, Red Sox and Yankees to Stage First Showdown Today; Phils Rtip Cardinals for 4-1 Victory (TT. PETERSBURG, Flu., April 1. \fP) —The Boston Red Sox Invaded *)« N«w York Yankee camp today, setting lh« stag* for the first showdown el the yen betwwn Ted Williams and Jo« DfMngglo. Th» Y*»ke* Clipper, still nursing »n ailing heel, WM due In the New yor* «t»rtln« lineup for only the second time this spring. He rested y«- iwday »fter playing six Innings Wednesday. Vic R«scht, who's never beaten* Southern Clubs Break Camps; Hea'd for Home Boston In regular season play, was •xpecled to start on the mound lor N«w York. The Yankees beat the Boston Brnves, 8-7, yesterday. HOUSTON, Tex., April 1. (A 1 )— Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers' biggest box office attraction on the spring tour. Is giving the fans their money's worth. The agile Negro second baseman's batting average is tops on the club. In yesterday's 8-1 victory over San Antonio he collected a. double and two singles In five trips to tlie plate, knocked in two ruiis, scored once and stole a base. TUCSON, Ariz., April 1. <<P)—A pulled leg muscle suffered by Gene Bearden, star hurler for the Cleveland Indians, became potential!} serious today, and the hurler vvns ordered to bed for several days. Lefty Weismnn, Tribe trainer Mid the muscle was near the sciatic region. "If the injury is not given plenlj of jtime to heal, Bearden is liable to find himself hobbling around for the next two or three months," he added. Bearden pulled the muscle Wednesday In the eighth inning of the Celevland-Chicago game. Shorten Now Can Call Bums His Own As He Starts First Full Year at Helm ST. PETERSBURG, Fin., April 1. (£*)—The St. Louis Cardinals, beaten In their lust two sliU'ts, try again /or victory against a National League opponent todny. They meet the Boston Braves at Bradenton, Pla. Jim Hearn and Ken Johnson • re scheduled to hurl for the Cards The Philadelphia Phillies bent the Cards, 4-1, yesterday. Hartung Given Full-Time Job As Moundsman PHOENIX, Ariz., April 1. tiVt— It probably sounds like an April Fool'r joke, but honestly, this may be the -year lor big Clint Hartung. Clint ts the Texas wonrter who j was converted by Die New York Giants from outfielder to pitcher for his own safety. One oi the most ballyhooed ball- plnycrr to come out of the Army, Hartung never IIK.S found Ills place in the major leagues. He was supposed to be a phenomenal hitter w> the Giants tried him in the outfield. They gave that up when catching flies proved to be an un- solv.^blc mystery to him. As a pitcher lie had H tremeii- oni> last ball. Nothing else. Now, the Giants claim, Clint has evcloped A curve. A year ago no- x>dv thought he'd ever learn. A lontli ago they were sure ol It. But Hnrlung worked seven in- liiiRs against PlU.sburgh tlie other iay and he threw some Halls that didn't stay on a straight line. "It you don't think he was throw- ng a curve." salcj catcher Walker 2oopcr, "you forgot what you saw year. He threw a. couple of jeaulie.5," Clint, himself, thinks lie lias H. "List year," he says, "too many people were trying to teach inn. I'd Hear one tiling one inliiule and an entirely different thing two mln- SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 1. <JP —The St. Louis Browns play thcl first day-night doubleheader today tangling with the San Antonio Mis sions in the afternoon and tin Chicago Cubs at night. Dick ' Starr .is slated to hur against Chicago. The Cubs have S-2 edge over the Browns in thcl spring series. By the AwwwUled Prut Some of the Southern Association clubs turned homeward today but Joe Engcl's Chattanooga Lookouts landed in Cuba. Tlie Lookouts had two objectives in Die Latin American Republic. One was to pick up three exhibition victories over Havina of the Cuban League, starting Friday night. Tlie other wns la gather in three Cuban players who have been miss- Ing from the Chattanooga camp. These arc catcher Andre Fleltas and pitchers Ramon Garcia, and Antonio Lorenzo. The Mobile Bears and the Birmingham Barons both broke camp yesterday to return home for the rest of their practice games. Right- hander Ken Olson Joined the Bears before they pulled out ol Vero Beach. He won 15 and lost 12 for the club last season. The Bears open a live-game series on their home field Sunday with Indianapolis. Birmingham's Barons play the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday night and Sunday on their home lot. Atlanta's Crackers, also en route hoim, slopped over In Montgomery Tor matches today find tomorrow with the Rebels. Pitchers Byron Taylor and Al Hodkcy were named lor today's (ray. The Memphis Chicks dropped one to West P.ilm Beach yesterday at For', Pierce, 8 to 3. Mulcahy and PenrS'Tn worked on the mound. Lillle Rock's Travelers had no better luck against the Oklahoma City Indians of the Texas League at Marshall, Tex. The Indians came out on the big end of a *-l score make It two to one in games over I lie Travelers. Lawrence, Wiliams and Ncdclco were tlie Little Rock pitchers. A| New Orleans, tlie Indianapolis Indians ot the American Association defeated the Pelicans, 6 to 5. VERO BEAOH, Pla.—This ii Hurt Shotton's third »eason at the helm of the Brooklyn Dodjers, but oddly enough, this IB the first time he has directed a Dodger squad in spring training, Therefore, It's the first time Brooklyn will either .sink or swim on tlie Judgement that Barney will make down here. Barney came In on a ralntheek iunt after (he 1947 leason had begun, and he came back on a return check In the middle of (be '48 season. The '47 Dodiern won (he (Ujt. The '« Dodgers finished third, xfler leading the pack part of |he way. Neither actually wu hi* (cam, however, This one It. Before Shotton left Brooklyn last October, lie staked out a claim to the pennant and stated that only two men were absolutely certain ol their jobs. Captain Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. Thinks Bum. Will Win Today, Shotton still believes the Dodgers will win, but except for adding the names of Gil Hodges first, and Roy' Campanella and Bruce Edwards behind the plate lie still hasn't made up his mint as to his other regulars. He has two interesting project going on. One is at third, and th 1 other concerns the outfield. Th pitching Is fnirly solid, with a staf beaded by righthanders Rex Barney and Ralph Branca and southpaw Joe Hattcn and Preacher Roe. "I've RO( eight men battling fo he third Job," says Barney I don't care who wins It, because ny one of them is capable of giv ulfs later. I didn't know where 1 was goiiiK. This year ILeo) Duroch- put (frank) Shellcnback with and nobody else. He changed my ixxsllion on the mound. He shortened my stride and lie sliowcc mo how to hold Die ball. I'm doln line." TUCSON, Ariz., April 1. The Chicago While Sox cxpccle to get their first glimpse of pitclie Satchel Paige today while concluc ing their three-day Tucson si an against the Cleveland Indians. Bi Wight and Howie Judson were to j fthare the Sox pitching chores. Cold weather and a gale stopped the Sox and Indians yesterday, but not until the. Sox had grabbed a , 10 to 2, 5-innlng decision. The Sox punctured Bob Lemon, 20-game winner last- season, with eight runs In the third inning. Malt Surkont held the Tribe to two hits. SARASOTA, Fla., April 1. M')~ Walt Dropo, big, powerful rookie first sacker, will be out of action for three days and unable temporarily to fight for a regular post with the Boston Red Sox. Walt ran up a temperature'Of 102 and doctor* ordered him to bed for a few days after diagnosing his affliction as Intestinal flu. Three Colleges Made Active Members of CHICAGO, April I. Ml—The Unl vcrslty of North Dakota, Ncbrask State Teachers College, and Cort land Slate Teachers College Cortland, N. Y., have been mad live members of the National Col giate Athletic Association. Addition of the throe new mem crs \VEIS announced today by NCAA ;cretary - treasurer, Kenneth L, nig) Wilson. Active membership the NCAA now totals 268 unl- ersitk's and colleges. Tlie nsso- .ation also has 124 allied mem- ers. BRADENTON, Pla., April 1. M 1 )— Big Jeff Heath may be in the Boston Braves 'outfield today when the Tribe plays the St. Louis Cardinals. Heath, who broke his ankle while sliding home at the end o last season,-has been running ant hitting here. Manager Billy Southworth says "I think It's time Jef got'his feet wet. ST. PETERSBURG, Pla., April 1 (/P>—Eddie Sawyer. Phlladelphi 1 Phillies manager, will be happy i Ken Ttinkle and Hank Borow continue to handcuff opposin batters the way they did ihe S Louis Cards yesterday. Trinkle allowed only one hit 1 four innings as the Phils turne back the Cardinals, 4-1, while Bbr pwy permitted four base blows Jive -frames. At the Soulh pole, the Anrarct continent is 9,000 feet above level. Paraplegic Vets Open Cage Tournament Today GALESBURG. III., April 1. (/!>)— Paraplegic veterans' teams from s! cities opened the [Irsl national in vltational wheelchair baskelbal tournament here today with th host University o( Illinois divl sion Rt Galcsbmg meeting n Evansvllle, Ind., quintet. The tour ney will run through Sunday. , Other entries Include teams from Chicago, Hannibal, Mo., Minnea polls, and Kansas City, Kans. Th latter team has won 54 stralgli Minneapolis Is undelcaled in 3 games. tig a good, performance there. Billy is a changed man from last ear. His disposition is mai-velous. He can hit, field and run. All he leeded was & little spark, Spider orgensen appears completely re- x>vc:ed from his arm lameness. He hould be as good as he was '47 when he was our regular third >aseman." * Shotton has eight outfielders. He hopes to find three men who can p'ay every day against all types of iltchlng. "La«t year, I had to do a lot ol iuggllng, using certain type hitters against certain type pitchers," he explains. "I didn't like to do that, DUt I couldn't help my self. My out- tlelders Just weren't good enough to play every day." Barney Is dreaming of using one solid trio. Thus far he has had Carl Furillo in right field. Duke Snider In ccnlcr and Gene Her- mansht In lelt. He has become convinced that Furillo is better off in right than he was in center last year. The same for former right fielder Hermanskl in left. He plans to KO with Snider in center. "If Snider clicks, we're in," he says. "That boy has tlie makings-of a great player. He lias loLs of power, can run like a deer, throws with a rillc arm and can go and gel them All he needs Ls confidence and a litlo more experience." "Our Crying need is power," Barney concedes. "But if we can't out- slug 'em we'll outrun 'em all. A single will score a run for us where It will take a double for anyone else." Sports Roundup fcy Bu«b fullerton, Jr. SYRACUSE, N. Y., April 1—<fl>) —Syracuse University, which adopted an unusual and roundabout method of firing a football coach, has just about completed the task ol selecting a new one. . .Syracuse, you remember, set up a fact- finding committee and called In almost everybody but the FBI before reaching the decision the Ribs Bayslngcr, was guilty of not winning enough games. . .Surprisingly, more that 50 other guys applied for the job, but the list now has been whittled down to three or lour. . Unofficial word is that Andy Gustafson, one of Red Blaik's former Army assistant's, is due today for an interview and he can have the job if ho wants It, . .Andy had successful season at University o: Miami fFIa,) last fall and may decide not to leave there. . .Others in line are Floyd Schwartzwalder o: Muhtcnberg, who made a fine 1m iresslon here, and the old Notre >ame, Joe Bach. . .one thing the nvestigations failed to prove wa why a college which won eastern championship in boxing and wrest ing this winter and had the bes laskctball team in upstate No- York could lose all but one of it football games. logon Leaves Hospital And Heads for Home EL, PASO. Tex.. April !. (IT)— •"lucky little Ben Hognn was on * rain today lieftdln' for home. He'll be back on the links again ome day, he says. The national >;oir paee setter un- 11 an automobile accident Feb. laid him lo\v, Hognn walked the ength of a pullmnn car last night vhcn he boarded the train here. He posed for photographers anil icnnicd at the prospect of relurn- ns to the new Hogan re.sldeuce In •"oil Worth. He is due to arrive late this allevnoon. Favored Team Beaten In Legion Cage Meet BEAVER FALLS, Pa., April 1. (,T>)—A favored Moorhead, Minn., (earn was defeated by Red Lion, Pa., 55-40, last night in the second round of tlie National American Legion Basketball Tourney. In other second round games, McPherson. Kns., won a double overtime victory over Niles, Mich., ^-42, and Cnsselton, N., downed r'nirhope, Ala., 58-40. In a first round game, Tecmnsch, Okla,, defeated Grace, Idaho, 48-21. Junior Softball, Baseball Leagues To Open Seasons Opening of the "Y" Junior High Bnscbnll Lcngue anrl the Grammnr School Softball League, delnycd Inst week beciuise ol ruin, is scheduled for Saturday morning. Two games are scheduled In each .eaguc, the Cnrrtlnals and Wildcats meeting In the first of the Junior High games at 9 a.m. and the Boll Weevils facing tlie Reds In the second encounter at 10:30. These games will be played at Walker Park. . In the Grammar School Soft- bull League, Sudbury opposes Central In the opener at G:15 nnd Lnngn meets Yttrbro In the second at 10:30. These games will he played on tlip. diamond at Walnut and Division streets. J. P. Garrott. Y director, said lhat he Is looking for several young men Interested in managing teams ill the two leagues or directing play. Persons Interested schould contact Mr Oarrott at the Y. Shawnee Boxers Arrange Bouts With Leachville m« for th« optnlnc ol th« New ork rainbow trout leason today. . . ie guy must like fishing, , ,J, F. .cKale, Arltona U. baseball coach, ropped a note to Yale's Ethan Hen threatening to throw away cop; of Allen'* baseball text book. . ."W« havt been using M and my freshmen beat the varsity twice," Mac explained. . .Solemnly Ethan replied: "H you have a. freshman team that can beat your varsity, you won't need a book for the next three years." RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. LEACHVILI.E , ARKANSAS, Friday & Saturday 'COURTIN' TROUBLE" with Jimmy Wakely Cartoon 4; Serial "Ix>st Junjle SAT. NITE OWL SHOW 'MISS ANNIE ROONEY" with Shirley Temple Also Comedy STARTING TIME Wetkdiys: TM it 9:00 P. H. •ilurday & Sunday: 1 I'- A With Continuous Showlni Friday PAL NIGHT I for (he Price of \ Sunday, Monday & Tuesday "The Dude Goes West" with Eddie Albert and Gale Storm Warner News & Short JOINER, Ark., Apr. l--Amatcur boxers from Leachville High School \v\U Invade Joiner Tuesday night, lor a benefit dual meet with tlic Shawnee High School team. The >ouLs will be held in the Shawnee rligh School Arena, At least 14 bouts liave been lined up and more may be arranged before opening bell Tuesday night. Leading the Shawnee team will be Johnny Harrison, the IGl-ixnmdsr who holds the Northeast Arkansas championship in (.hat division. Proceeds from the bout will go toward the purchase of award jackets for the high school's girls' basketball team. Coach W. C. nook, who Is tulor- i»i? the Shawnee (earn/ will announce the pairings (or the dual meet Monday. For Herman and For Vale One suggestion freely offered the guy who takes the Syiacus job is that he take a few lesson from Vale's Herman Hickman. tl most popular losing 1 coach In Aniei ica who'll be here next week ' keynote the lettermeiVs banquet. , Hlckman claims he set his quota for his first season as Yale coach at four victories, just so the alumni wouldn't become optimistic. . .Then to his consternation, he found his kids leading in big games against Princetown_ and Harvard, . ."I just Look them into the dressing room between halves," Hickman explains, "and sobbed: 'Boys, you've got to this one for old Herman.', . . and they did." Sports Before Your Eyes Lew Andreas. Syracuse athletic director who was salmon fisting with Oklahoma's Bruce Drake off Seattle Tuesday, returned to work, in a .snowstorm yesterday and complained because he couldn't take Have us renew your footwear with our fine Invisible half soles. The hermetically sealed sole joint will keip out moisture, foreign matter. There will be no shank strain to distort the shoe and cause discomfort. No nails or stitches. The shoes are truly renewed for long satisfactory wear here. H-fl LT€RS QUSUTY SHOC SHOP I Z I W M O I K| ST. "ARCH OF TRIUMPH" with Ingrld Bergman, Charles Bayer, and Charles Laughton ALso Short* Saturday (DOUBLE FEATURE) 'The Lone Star Trail", with Tex Bitter and Johnny Mack Brown "BLOCKHEADS" with Laurel and Hardy Serial: "Jungle Girl" Also Shorts SATURDAY LATE SHOW Starts at H p.m. "ADVENTURE ISLAND" with C:ilhoun, Fleming &, Kelley Also Short Subjects Texas Relays Begin Today at Austin, Tex. AUSTIN, Trx., April I. MV-Tlic Texas relays opi>n today with I he bulk (-1 1.181 entries from 113 .schools I>ai'ticipntiiiR in prcliininnriCA and finals of move than 20 events. H !.•= Vho day pro- y,i';wi in tlie t\\enty-eighl-yertr history ol the track ami field carnival. Few relay records appear in danger and none of the sprint and hurdles marks are likely to fall but . some new standards arc exacted I in the field events. Ike Williams Meets Kid Gayilan Tonight NEW YORK, April I. OP)—Trained to perfection and raring to go, lightweight champion Ike WNUnms and Kid Gavilnn, the slick fighting machine fccm Cnha, will clnsh tonight in a ten-round non-title "rubber" bout in Madison Square Garden. Dead-palined Ike U » 5 to 8 favorite. A JsctUoul crowd of 18,000 Is expected to contribute to a $80,000 gate for the boxing finale of the garden's whiter season. Baseball Exhibition Results By the Associated I'rf&s Brooklyn (N) 8, San Antonio (TL) 1 Chicago (A) 10, Cleveland (A) 2 (five innings, cold) Philadelphia (Al 20, Newark UL1 5 Washington (A) 10, Cincinnati (N) 9 Chicago (N) 1, St. Louis (A) 6 New York (A) 9, Boston (N) 7 Philadelphia (N) 4, St. Louis (N) 1 Detroit (A) 16, Boston (A) S Pacific Coast league Lr« Angeles 8, Seattle 0 San Francisco 4, Portland S Sacramento 9. Oakland 2 Hollywood 7, San Diego 5 Hot Springs, Ozark Get Semi-Pro Tournaments WICHITA, Kansas, April 1. (API —District tournament assignments were listed by the National Baseball Congress today—a part It said, of some 400 to 500 to be scheduled before July 1. They're the lower rung to be climbed by semlpro nines, on the adder including state tournaments and the national playoffs here in August. District champions and .July 1 leaders in affiliated leagues will qualify to the slate tournaments. The district assignments include: Cherokee. Okla., Hot Sprinka, and O?.ark, Ark. Antarctica, which averages 6,000 feet above sea level, Is higher above the sea than any other continent. Texas leads the nation In jKtro- cutn production; California It second ami Oklahoma third. Arizona's production of lop.s the other 47 states. copper Above All Sunday & Monday 'THIS TIME FOR KEEPS" with Esther Williams and Jimmy Durante News, Cartoon & Short ADAM HATS $6.00 $8.50 MARTIN &BOYDSTON "Everything for Men & Boys NEW Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.ntf Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showinf Manila, Ark. Shows EVER! NIGHT Friday "JACARE" An Kxeitin? Animal Picture Also Short . Saturday "MARSHAL OF GUNSMOKE" with Tex Hitter and Russell Hayden Also Short U liLYTHEVIULES ONLY ALL \VHITt THEATRE Bchentey continues to blend, with pre-war quality grain neutral spirits, the same rich measure ot G| QandA year old whiskies.* ^^' T^ ^^ . *» •eowwc m-WA* ouAirrf BVINKD WHISKO, ss ?Roof. 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OWL SHOW AT H p.m. "CHINESE RING" wllh Roland Winters as Charlie Chan Serial: "Jesse .lames Hides Again' ("hapl. < Also Cartoon Sunday & Monday (DOUBLE KEATURK) "PIRATES OF MONTEREY" with Maria MontrT. and Rod Cameron "MAN OF EVIL" with .latrifs Mason, Fhj-llh Calvcrt, and Stewart Grander Als<i Carloon *• Late Ken After The Rain Your Car Needs a BRAKE INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT Now at a Special Price *2.00 Friday, Saturday, Monday Saturday Owl Shnw "THE DARK PAST" with William HoWcn aurl Nina Fnch Also Short- ' Sunday & Monday DWORDS AND MUSIC" with ,7lids' Garland and Gene Kelley jjk Also Short " This complete inspection inclurlcs all the following: I'vill off wheels, clean brake linings and brake drums, cbcck brake system for leaks, check master cylinder and wheel cylinder, and adjust brakes. You can see (hat the special price is Really Special! Don't Miss This Offer! Blytheville Motor Company _ _ _ _ ^ • 24 Hour Service Broadway & Cfiickasawb* TtUphont 4422 Dl»l 128) Opens 6:45—Starts T:M Friday & Saturday "Song of the Drifrer" .Ilmmy Wakcly Cannon Ball Taylor Serial: Chapter 3 of "Rex and Rlnty" SATURDAY JIIDNITF. SHOW, SUrtu 10:45 p.m. " "THE BIG FIX" Jamn Brown Sheila R? an Also Shorts Sunday & Monday "Captain from Castile" (IN TECHNICOLOR) Tyrone Tower Jean Peters Caesar Romero Warner News * Shori» Monday: Serial, Chanter 8 of "BRUCE GENTR1"' and Short*

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