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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 4, 1949
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MONDAY, APRIL 4, 1949 BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS' PAGE WINS Giants-Dodgers 'Trade' Deal Reported; Yanks Beat Cards 3-1; Bums Rout Dallas 16 to 10 EL PASO, Tex., April 4. W)—The New York Gianls and Cleveland Indians moved inlo E) Pnso today amid rumors thai sume sun ut dial (^involving the Giants might be made while they ma hcie Dcspifft repeated denials there* — - —— were reports that a New York- Brooklyn trade was brewing. Several of the Giants' executives were due to meet here, supposedly to discuss disposition of ftum talent. New York closed out its Phoenix training season yesterday with a 6-t verdict over the Chicago White Sox in ten Inhuigs. Not Since Black Sox Scandal Has Ruckus Jke the Gardella Suit Stirred Baseball Ms May Make [heir Power Felt ST. pETEHSBUnG, Pla,, April 4 M'j—Babe Young, a first baseman signed by the New York Yankees during the winter, was a free agent, today. Jack Phillips and Dick Kryhoskl, a couple of rookies, sre battling for tlie Ilrst base Job. The Yanks beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, yesterday on lite two-hit pitching of Joe Page and Wally Hood, but lost the spring series to the Red Birds, four games to three. DALLAS, Tex., April 4 <.4'y—Moe Martin, a lefthander up from St Paul, drew the starling assignmen far the Brooklyn Dodgers today against Dallas of the Texas League The National League oulfil has •von four straight games against Texas League opposition, the last victory coming yesterday at Bright- '49 Season Likely for Travs If Detroit Help Comes Sports Roundup bj Hush lullrrtun Jr. By Carl Hell LITTLE ROOK. Ark., April •!— i/l ¥ i—Other Southern Associate baseball teams will know Ihc LUtl Hock Travelers arc in the league this year. And, if the Detroit chain Rives (he Travelers help where they need it most, thai knowledge is likely lo be quite painful. For it manager Jack Saltzgavcr ran strengthen his pitching stuff and add a little power al the vliitc, Little Rock surely will have its best team since 1044, when the Travelers last won the pennant. Since 1944 the nocks have been in Forl \ or near the cellar. Last year, Sall?.gayer's first ol the helm, they Jackie Robinson lias hit in the finished seventh. AV/ortti, 18-10. ™ last 12 games. He got three singles In five times at liat in the slug- Jest. ST. PETERSBURG, Pla., April ^ > — Trying to halt a five-game Now. with the accent on players on their way up instead .if oldsters on their way down, dip Arkansas entry definitely shows first division possibilities. The Travelers liave fared none losing streak, Manager Eddie Dyer' too well in exhibition games It of the St. Louis Cardinals will shoot George Mungcr and Howie Pollet against the Boston Red Sox at Sarasota today. The Birds got only two hits, both by Enos Slaughter, as they dropped a 3-1 decision to the New York Yankees yesterday. But they took the spring scries from the Yanks, four gam 1 *, to three. The Cards have scored only six runs In their last four games and have an 11-11 record in the grapefruit circuit. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April 4 IIP) date, but tliey were handicapped by unfavorable weather in doin&, their early training al home nn< by the fact several players reportcc late. Hclji Kxi>ccleil Help from Detroit is exnectetl. However, if tlie season opened tomorrow. Salt/^aver probably would team that would shape like base—Bib Moyer. a field this: First over who batted .301 last season and is a capable [ieUlcr. Second base—Al Fcderoff. up from class A Flint, Mich. Fedcroff NliW YORK, April \—('V\— Dumb Dan Mm'BHii, who frequently argues that modern boxers don't know liow to box and modern malingers and trainers don't know how to tench them, has a standing oiler to demonstrate 1'20 moves in boxing . . . The cnlch is that Dan ni!>l;its on n stwablc Inducement— s»y a Sl.OUO bet—before he'll put on UIP tU'inonslriition . . . "Joe Louis." Dan says, "didn't know unytliinR about boxing except wlvil Jaik lilur'Kbum taught him . - Ulaekburn taught Joe four moves and lie won the heavyweight championship " . . . The four moves were how to feint; how to carry the body with n jab and make It effective; how to draw a lead and t'Oiinter It with either hand and low lo keep nil opponent moving ni'il or hold him in the center of the ring . . . "Louis always made them back up until he fought W:il- ott. Then Walcoll backed him up ami Louis got licked—al least I ay he was licked." Dan concludes. Thighs-Ing It tip like most foolball coaches, Harry "Blackjack" Smith, Missouri line couch. Is an" inveterate doodler... Hut there's one difference...When Smith is wearing his gym clothes --shorts and sweat shirt—he Invariable props his 13'B on a desk and draws his diagrams and for- mn'kms on his thigh.. .since Blackjack now weighs about 'l'K> and each Kitin measures 27 Inches L-iiTiimlerence, he has plenty o ilackboard space.. .only trouble i. le has to take a shower every line lie wants to use an eraser. Monday Matinee Penn relays officials have placed a limit of ten teams In any one •ace for this, year's meet—which irotaably will save a few -,plkc wounds but will spoil most of the the high school races .. Twin brothers, llal and Harvey 'oso, have been the sparkplugs of Editor's* note: The following i* the first of six jttorlei txplal;iln| UK present legal attacks on bnseball and Us reserve clause), liv Tcil Kmlls New YOliK, April i. t'l'j—Uaseball Is mure tlian > game, It It even 101 e limn « national Institution. It is a ritual, almost * religion. Not since the Bluck Sox* n IDIO-'JO has anything soiiuus happened to disturb the serene and sacred flow of this Intensely American sport. But now there is conluslon. The pl:i>r]'« aI'u going llnxuigh their pait.'i, but they whisper lo euch other "What does the Gardella euse mean? Is there more money In It for n.e " Ana the eiuu owner.s .say private is heralded as a better fielder than —Ned Garver will try lo go the. Bob Mavis, the promoted Traveler route today as the St. Louis Browns star of the last five years, hut wind up their series here with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs have a 5-2 edge in the aeries which started in California ,.-> thd Manager Charley Grimm said * 4?M would use mainly second stringers today. BL PASO. Tex., April 4 ffl»j—As. the world champion Cleveland Indians start eastward today on a U-game jaunt with the New York Qiants, pitcher Dob Feller still has the inside to hurl the opener for the Tribe In St. ixmia two weeks from tomorrow. Manager Lou Boudreau said Saturday Feller's failure to round into form was the big disappointment of the training season. He said Feller would have to show con- Mrierbaly more stuff to be sure of light hitter. Shortstop—Alex de La Onrza Leachville Ring Squad to Meet Shawnee Team tlie Santa Clara baseball team ever 1941. Hal pitching and Harvey playinp short. Now if tlie Broncos could [mil a coujilo of hlt-o brothers. He's an able defensive performer and probably the most improved hitler on the club, lie hit onK .'Ml last year. Third base—Bud Kimbull. who hit .224 with San Antonio nnc Toledo last year but who is troubled by a bad leg, Tlie regular assignment probably will go to Bruce Blanchard. who led the Class I Eastern League hitler.s with a .32 average at \Villmmsport last year. Blanchard, who lias been training with Toledo, has not reported to Little Rock yet. Catcher—Joe Erautl, capable vel- eran who had a :I04 average a year ago. He will be backed up by duke Doolittle, another holdover with a .266 mark at the plate in 1948. Let field—Wayne Blackburn. .322 hitter and base stealing ace ol last Read Counei News Want Ads the opening-day assignment. Well, Rapid Robert had that. stuff yesterday. In the final game year, or Ken Humphry, who batted at their Tucson, Ariz., camp the .284 at Willjamsport. Tribe blanked Ihe Pittsburgh Pir-j Center licld-Jolitmy a r i c c. atcs 3-0. Feller gave only three hits peedster who hit .307 with the and one walk and fanned lliree iu six scoreless innings. locks lasl year. night field— Johnny Radulovich. Hit & Run Artists Of Mat Arenas to Battle Toniqht Tlie Legion arena's hit and run artisls of last week. Bill Canny and Prince Omar, will be at It again tonight when they team up against veterans Ralph Garabaldi and Ellis Bashara In the tag match feature of Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling bouts. The two veteran toughles will be seeking revenge for the defeat suffered last week at the hands ot Garabaldi and Charley Kccne and they are expi-cted to Iheir roughest behavior. Tonight's bout will mark the firsl appearance here of Bashara several years. The veteran grappler who Is respected in li :ai wrestling circles, returned to this circul only recently. Bashara is a heavyweight and at one time was considered one of the best in the South In addition to the main even the four grapplers will pair olf In two one-fall preliminary bout with Bashara meeting Canny ar Garabaldi taking on Omar. Th first bout Is set for 8:15. .341-hitting holdover from last eason but no great shakes on .efense. Can Gel on Rase Ihem around to home.. Radvilovich and Mover are the only two with a real semblance of power. Pitching leaves Saltzgaver and everyone guessing. He'll count on newcomers to furnish tlie spark and holdovers to steady the staff. Back from last year are Milo Johnson (I3-1H, Al Pielchola (11- 9i and Ale.\ Roimy (8-141. all right- handers, and the southpaw Len Perme U2-1T. The Travelers have Iwo other righthander! veterans, Tex Shirley, the former St. Louis Browns flingcr, and Barney Cook, who has .served 'em up for several Southern clubs. both obtained during the winter. Best of the newcomers appear to be Alex Ncdelco, a lefty who had a 16-7 record at Flint, and richthandcr Charles Giddens, 17-9 at" Williamsport. Other promising young hurlcrs are righthanders Jim Lawrence, who won eight and lost seven for Class B Hageislown, Md., and Art McConnell, who turned in an 11-16 performance at Travelers will open the season against Memphis here April 15. The problem is the power to move ly, "What if Ihe courts upset the re.-irvc clause? How can we slny in Ami the fan* say, "Wtuil'h it lOl about?" The ]>ur]>4xsc of this series of sio- le.s is hi answer that last question, 'rim tumult suited Feb. 9, on the 7th liooi ol the 30-slory federal .'ouivtiotisn in downtown New York. A couple of reporters dropped in on tiic cleric of the federal court, A. Hell, and he s:iid brightly: "There's Ihc decision you've been nUuc for," It was n Ions, legal six.? uuiicr with a red line down the tell hand iide. It said In elfecl Hint two Jus- ircs of the Hulled Slates Courts of \ppeals for the Second District tilled that nanny Giu'riella could lio tihcarl with his suit for $300.00(1 ngialnst organised baseball. GlirdcllH l/n:iils Fifthl Who is Danny Gardcllu? Why is baseball frightened? Above all. what us Uns reserve clause lhat figured so prominently In the briefs submitted U> Ihe court of appeals, and in ihe decision of Ihe judges? I Gaidclla was a wartime ontlield-I er for OIL New York Giants, lie wasn'l so much as a ball player, and when In Ihe spring of 1940 he appeared al the (ruining table in a rltny Florida hotel In decidedly Informal pttlrc, eyebrows were lilted, words exchanged. He was told to put on a clean shirt, a tie, and a ronl. The next thing anyone knew Danny was down in Mexico playing I" the Pasqunle Brothers' League, which was considered outlaw from (he U.S. viewpoint. No one in the Giant organization gave n hoot. Alo :g wilh some really big shots such as Max Lanicr and Mickey Owen who "jumped" lo Mexico. Gi'rdelln was banned from organized baseball for five years by Commissioner A, B. Chandler. Aflur the decision of the Court of Appeals thsil surprised so many people, Lanler and Fred Martin sued organized baseball for 52.503,000 charging that they, loo. had been deprived of a means of livcll- lirn.d, But Gardelln and his lawyer. Fcdcrlc A. Johnson, started It all! and «s far as Ihc law and tlie public is concerned Gardella's Is the name lhat the case boars. There IB irony in the fact that a pluyoi- who never achieved big league .stardom Is threatening to become a courtroom immortal. Baseball is frightened because Gardclla'i damage suit is aimed at Ihc legality of Ihe reserve clause, Is in all baseball contracts. Binds 1'lajcr lo Sign Again The reserve clause is s promise to which every professional baseball player agrees when he signs any Boxers from Shawnre nnd l.ciu-h- viltc High Schools win meet Imnor- In tlu'rc-roimct Ihe full enrrt ci: nits Al the Shnxvitec gym beginning at 8 o'clock. Coiti-h \V. C. Ronk of Shawnce. has 20 boxers ready for competition and nl curd of nl leiist 14 liouls l.i assured. Four more may be added 'Y" Softballers Begin Ploy With 5Teams in Action Pl»y In the "Y" Grammar school .oflbull )i««ue and ,th« Junior High baseball league began Saturday with two Raines In each loop. In unuumiir .vhool play, Central llri- l>ed Hudbury by • 1> to 1 score behind (he one-hit pitching of Clarence H«ll. Surtbiiry icorrd Its only run In the npcniuf Jramr but w«> tinahlc In clenl home plale «fler that Inning. Central scored five limejs the HIM and cnasled In. The second game was won by \f\\ft 16 to 13 aver Yurbro. Rhodes did (he hurling for Langc unit I.aiiRe pitched for Ynrbro. Support of holh pitchers was spolly at times. In Junior High nosebnll playad at Walker Park, Billy Uurnlmm's Cniclliinh scored a .surprise 7 to & victory over the Wildcat* of Shan- lion Lflngley. Harvey Hfmnn started on the mound for the winners but was replied by Claincr hi Ihc fourth. Norman Bralcher hurled for o Play S'x Gamts in Statt FAYEflTEVlUUO, Ark., Apll 4. I/I') —The 1049 University ot Arkansas foolbpll team will play three game.i »t War Memorial_stadium, IJttle Rock; three game* hcie, and the remaining four game.; out. of the stale. Opponents ami dalr.s hiul been announced cwrlier. but sites fni- tlie six home gnmes had not been do- lenmred. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. before tomorrow The high school bouts now In spoils events for Mississippi County, arc expeclcd lo draw a eapactly crowd of fans. The fights will DC conducted along Golden Gloves lines. Louis Italph. former Northeast Avkansns Golden Gloves champion, will relcrcc. Judges Will he Red Cavctte, Lynn Dowdy mid Cliff Nprvcll, nil Mcmphlnns who have ofllclntcd at Golden Gloves contests in this urea. The Shawnre ring sn,UHd Inchidoh Henry Hni-rlson. Fred Speck. John D. Sninons. Pete Stacks. Hilly 11 rooks, Jack Jenkins, Jerry Collnr, Paul Chllders, Bobby Speck. Charles Lauder.lale, Joe Adams. Aubrey liolierlson, Marcus Sulcer. Sonny Houseman. Quon Jeu and Johnny Harrison, the Northeast Arkansas middleweight lltllst. the Wildcats and lei Ihe down willi only two hit* b\H WHS wild, walking n lolnl of 11 men. Wlldncss cosl him the gnmc. Y«rbro's Herts capliilned by Wheeler Grncoy defeated the Boll Weevils of Leon I'llvctl In the second Rmne by K 5 to 2 count. Prlve.ll wenl the route for Ihc losers and did not allow « (ill over Iho five Innings but axnln wtldnes* wnji costly as he walked seven bnlters. This coupled with two errors proved to he his undoing. Drnnc stnrlcd on Ihe inounl lor Ihr Reds bul replaced In Hit fourth by Gracey The Weevils got only one hit off them. Motiility & Tiiosdiiy THE Baseball Chandler Calls Spring Training 'Best TV* Se«n' SARASOTA. T-'la., April 4—M"l— li a K B b a 11 Commissioner A. B. Chandler broke up Winter head- quailers Salurday Rflcr the "besj. sprhiK training season I have ever seen hi Florida." Of Fc'deral Judge Edward A. Conger's refn&nl lo relnslale Max Results Trfs:< Washington GOES \VEST FORD Wurnrr < & Slnirl in «nf)M 1, Riplo<« with Ftrd V-t •»t\<H, rekilh l» ix loito |HH>P ami ilktr M<*»wy tngln contiacl. 11 binds him to sign up again the following yeeir. This goes on inceflnllely. It p«rmlU him to be sold or traded wllhout his per- ml.ulon (or without Ills receiving anv p-:irt o[ the purchase price.) Put It Ihis way, The Boston Red Sox own Ted Williams. Give or Uk» a few lliou-sand he ?els around .1100.000 for his work thl.i year. If nexl year Ihe Red Sox offered him only $75.000 (Ihe maximum reriuc- lion ol 25 per cent which U allowed) Ted can refuse lo play, but he c«n- nol offer his services lo any olher club. The bargaining between « club and a player Is limited on one sld« by how badly the club needs the Milieu, and on Die other by how long Ihe player Is willing to hold oui without any salary. In olher words, encli club "reserves" Ihe players 11 signs IA Its privalf property. A club can lerminate 1U contract wl'.h a player oh written notice by paying 30 days' salary. The player IIH.T no si\ch avenue of escape. By (he AM Philadelphia (A) 9 (A) 7 New York f A) 5. SI. Louis (N) 1 St. UouU (N) "B" J, Ctndnnnll (HI 1 Philadelphia IN) 5. Birmingham (SA! 2 Detroit (A) 5, AllmiU iSAl 4 Boston (Al 7. Boston INI t OhlcsRO (N) 3. 8t Louis (Al 1 Brooklyn (Nl 16, Fort Worlh 101 (TLI Nrs York (N) «, Ohlcngo (A) 4 (10 innnipjl Olevelsnri (A) 3, Pillsburjih (N) 0 Lanler atirt Fred Martin, the commissioner said: "Natmnlly 1 am much pleased by (he cmill'i decision, but olher thtn that 1 cannot comment since similar miiUcrj still are pending before the federal Jurlsl." Lanler and Murlln were union? several U. S. baseball players Iml- ned by Ghnndler for five years for jumping to the Mexlcnn In 19*6. NEW o\ O|irns \Verk 1>u>'ft 7:0^ p.m. MdlUicc but unlay A Hmiilaj .-Sun \ p.m ('mil Showing Manila, Ark. siiov-.s KVI<:KY Nuni'i l.nsl Time Toilwy "WORDS AND MUSIC" with Judy (hirlaud unit r.rnr Kcllr.y AlMl Slu.rt TllOSiliiy 'Lady of the Chorus" with Ailele .IfM-fton* Riul l^tarllyn Mimroe Aim Klinrt PHILLIPS Motor Company Kill It A Walnut rhone4453 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Seals on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday Monday, April 4 ADULTS 5()c — CHILDREN 15c Starting time 8:00 BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA (Tax Included) TAG MATCH ELLIS BASHARA and RALPH GARABALDI versus PRINCE OMAR ond BILL CANNY Also 2 T-Fall 30-Minute Matches Bashara vs. Canny Garabaldi VJ. Omar llere'i « h«t wilh all ihe manly flignily «nd dis- linclion lliat you'd expocl from Dobl>i. Limher, shape-holding fell, slylcd in llie Dohhs manner, lo flattering lines and proportions thai spruce- up your appearance and perk-up your spirils, $12so-$15oo R. D. Hughes Co. FIRST? Yes, the first naturally smooth gin. All the harshness gone! RIGHT! Sip it straight and prove it to yourself. And what a mixer! Delicious. JUST ASK ANYONE j, WHO'S TASTED IT! DISTILLED FROM AMERICAN GRAIN. 90 PROOF. SEAGRAM-DISTILLERS CORPORATION, NEW YORK, N. Y. Last Time Today "Captain from Coitil*" (IN TECHNICOLOR) Tyrone Power Jean Peters Ciinsar Romero Serial: ChM'ter S of "Bruce Oenlry" »nd Shorls Tuesiiiiy "TARZAN AND THE HUNtRESS" Johnny \Vclssrnuller Hrcnda .InycR Sr/1;il: Cliiiptcr 6 of Bruce Gentry" ami Shorts u BLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. Show Starts Weekdays 7:W p.m. Saturday ami Sunday: Conlinuotu showing from 1:00 p.m. I,;isl 'I'ime I'oilay (IXH'ULK FKATURK) "PIRATES OF MONTEREY" ivUh Maria Monlez and Itod Cameron "MAN OF EVIL" with James Mason, 1'hvllls C.\lverl, and Stewart Granger Also Cartoon & Late News American Original KVERY TUESUAV IS SCREEN TEST NIGHT Tuesday "LOVE AND LEARN" with Jack Carson Robert llutton Xartha Vickers and Janls Talte Also Short

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