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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 7, 1949
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?AOI SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY T, 194» Walker Cooper Barely Misses Record as Reds Pound Cubs 23-4; Bucs Edge Cardinals 4-3 • Hr Jack Hand AMOvialed Freia Sporla Writer All Walker Cooper needed KM a change of »cenery—or was H a ' «*Mn»e at manigersf Kf Coop, who popped off publicly about his trlaU wilh the New York Glint* under Leo Durocher, jounrted off wilh his big bat yesterday for hia new boss—Bucky Walters—at Cincinnati. Sii »traight DIM hits, including* - thret three-run ):omri's. added up • to a big 10 rm;s bailed in for the ex-Giant who wpm. to Cincj for • catcher Ray Mueller on J.nie 14. • Since Co-~p ;eft the big (own he j'ha/. be»n iLol.hing .*liort of sensa- . tionai '. Hen'a.thc b«foi» Knil «tlei story: O AB K HR KBI Av?. ; Bsfjrt ... a 147 31 4 21 ill • Alter . • ... 1* n 34 6 18 333 \ TJ:e blj le'l-iw Vho rest Hoi'ai'e , Stonfh*m s!75(»'<i In January oay of his iiKi '.he Chicago NATIONAL LEAGUE W L TJI . 44 30 St. L,.'.,:> . I'niladeiphia 43 41 41 ; 194* hid me J long c*:s*r i cmba jresi^roay afun>ocn. It »" '.al» the biggest day for the Reds in ! mas-.y a J» v »?• 'hey roll»<l up • 43-4 . Undsilile lor K«n Raft*n'c»riie'''« ninth victory. ' B«r'ly Ml«« Record • Coop«i' 'r.<d a chanct to tie tjucle 1 Wllb-rt Robin«im' all-tlcr.e record ( <A M*«B M>»s«Mltlvt hit* when lie i cam« up in the nighih innir.j. He ' grounded into a force plsy, bieaic- ; in? the string. i In the third, s.llh and seventh Mnnlnia. C<x>p«- hammered, home ', rum. Mch tlm« with two men on ' base. : : The hfj-vy firing Hi over' shadowed tht pennaitt race v,li;ch i almost—bnl not qr.ite—resulted in '. a llrst place tie Brooklyn's one- i'^ame lead was cut in half v.-hfn the • Dodgers lost to the Boston Braves, j 7-5, but the runnernp St. Louis (.Cards blew a 3-1 lead in the !.»»'.. of 1'the ninth and bowed to FittAuiin. ]'. 4-3. As a result the Brooks still lead ,. by a full game. •• Tommy Holmes sank the Dodgers V with his third homer in the last j'.three days. It came in the eighth '• with Jim Russell on ba^e. i Johnny Hopp was the hero of the i Pirates' ninth-hmlng rally against '' the Cards, His single with the bases |'loaded scored two runs for, Pitls- iiburgh's fifth straight victory. '•; ' nlcason Wins 3rd I' Murry Dlctson. the ex-Cnrdinul i'.who was sold to the Pirates for j ; tl35,000. accounted for his third vic- ; lory, two over St. Ixniis. bv an ; i eight-inning lelief Job. Dickson has j Host 11. ';, Rain washed out Philadelphia;'New York game« in both the National antl America". It was a i'itough blow for the A's who hart a ^sellout crowd of 33.876 in the stands TTvhen the game was called after ;:l 1-3 innings with Philadelphia ••leading the New York Yankees' : Tommy Byrne, 1-0. -C. Both Cleveland »nd Detroit ;•! ground in the race by dropping j inlght games but the distanced Bos'.'•: ton Red Sox pulled up over the .600 j mark by shutting out Washington. 'i'5-0. In a game called'in the sixth . - due to rain. : Steve souchock's double with the ' bases loaded in the eighth gave the , • Chicago White Sox a 9-6 edge over ; rClevetand, snapping th« Indians' : /Ive-game win streak. t! The St. Louis Browns outlasted •ithe Detroit Tigers, 8-5 In 13 In; ' nings, when Gerry Prlddy singled i home Tom Ferrick with the lie- 1 ' breaking run. The Tigers moved out :'front in the 12th but Jack Ora. ham's second homer of the night 1 and 13th ol the year, knotted the score again. New York Pittsburgh Oiiicflgo , AMERICAN Hew York PI) ;a-Jelphll Pet .595 .581 .539 .539 .SOO .444 ,433 .373 St. Louis L 26 30 33 37 40 4i SOUTHKRN LKAfiUE W I. NMhville SO 30 Bir;T))l]Sham 46 32 Allan'.* 41 3S Mob:? , 40 37 Ne« Organs 41 J9 Little Rock 37 41 Chattanooga Pet. 649 .59S .507 .444 .408 .590 .539 .519 .513 .474 .390 .355 Yesterday's Results AMKRICAN I,i:AT.(IK Boston 5 Washington 0 c5 innings, rain) St.Lowis 6 Detroit 5 <\3 innings) Chicago 9 Ohveland fi New York at Philadelphia, rain NATIONAL LEAGUf: Cincinnati 23 Chicago 4 Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 3 Boston 7 Brooklyn 5 Philadelphia at New York, rain SOUTHERN I.KAGUK Nashville 10 Memphis 9 < 13 innings) Atlanta 5 Mobile I Chattanooga 11 Little Rock 5 New Orleans 8 Birmingham 2 Osceola Wallops Marked Tree Four Legionnaire T«anu to S«« Action Thii Afternoon Osceola'! Junior Legionn»ire» hung up their second consecutive Fifth District. League victory last nlghl by trouncing the Marked Tree'Junior Legion nine 18-2 In the only league contest played yesterday and last night. The tame was played on Osceola's Hale Field. Manila and Caraway were Idled by rain last night and will make up their game at a later date. Bly- thevlle's scheduled contest with the Blackburn-Stevens nine o? Memphis was postponed until this afternoon as was Luxora's tilt with West Memphis. The Blytheville-Memphis game was played at Walker Park and liUxora went to West Memphis. Tommy SpU'es hui led a neat three-hitter In giving psccola its second straight league victory and he nnd his team mates pounded two Marked Tree hurlers for total of 12 hits. Russell started on the hill foi Marked Tree but was showered out in the fourth by a seven-run uprising. Hr- was replaced by Frazcr who finished the contest. Both .ol Marked Tree's runs were unearned and came In the third Inning. Laneston, White, Watson. Hill and Steven;: each collected two hits for Osceola. Box score: .Marked Tree AB Kelly 3!j 2 Adamson 3b 2 Gill ss 2 Sl>urlo<:k \I 3 Wells 11) 3 White 2b 4 Hohncy c 3 Prince rt Davis rf Bridges cf "lussell p Frazcr p Yesterday's Sports in Brief By the Associatprf rre Baseball WASHINGTON. D. C. — Tom Dowd, Boston Red Sox Iraveling secretary, labeled as "strictly erroneous" reports that Mike Higgins manager of Birmingham In the Southern Association, would replace Joe McCarthy as Red Sox manager. Oolf SANDWICH, England — Jimm> Adams of Scotland took the firs round lead in the British Opei championship wilh a 69. Johnn. Buila and Frank Stranahan lee the U. 5. players with 71. Tennis . SPRING LAKE. N. J. — Pancho Gcmzales, Frankic Parker. Garduar Mulloy, Billy Talbert, Prank Shields. Today's Games AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia might! Boston at Washington inlghu Detroit at St. Louis (night* Cleveland at Chicago NATIONAL I.KAGIJK Brooklyn at Boston < night i Philadelphia at New York cnighu St. Louis at Pittsburgh Chicago at Cincinnati SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Nashville might) Little Rock at Chattanooga night) Atlanta at Mobile fnight) Birmingham at Nevr Orleans (night) Totals Osceola Hill 2h Stevens If Spires p Watson Ib Shuneytell ss White c Harrison t:f .. Langston rf .. Hasketl 3b ... Totals ... 1 ...3 ... 1 ...2 29 AB ... 6 ITALIAN COLONY—With matchless Joe DiMnssio, upper left, hlttlnt ahead of Yoci Bern, upper rirhl; Little Scooter Riziuto, lower left, magK at shortstop; Vic Raachi the pitching ace, ajid Friuk C'rtKHXU i.uu^nr the works from the third base coach's box, " they look like the Yankees ol old. Ry Hugh Fullerlon, Jr. NEW' YORK. July 7. ul'j— E. G. Treat isn't old enough lo icmem- • when baseball began but he old enough, he claims, lo have played on a team that WHS or- ;antz«l only three years after Abner Doubleday was supposed to 34 16 12 Sports Roundup Hugh Kullerton. Jr. Vols Edge Chicks 10-9 in 13 Inninqs; Barons Lose 8-2 iave invented the game. . For Blythevilie Nine Defeats Luxora In Church League Blytheville'.s FI rut Methorfist, Methodist team 13-10 in the American Legion's Recreational League play yesterday. Donald Gentry %vent all the way for the Blythevilie team and C. Bennct,L worked the distance for Luxora. In addition to his niountl work Gentry tied with team mate Jackie Halstcad lor hitting honors with three hlUs. R. Ttate led Lux- ova with Ihree, Tomorrow aUcmiottn (h€ Calvary Baptist team will play Luxora in another league contest. Legislation Holding Up Sale of New Duck Stamps WASHINGTON. July 7—U'»—The new federal duck .stamp, normally placed on sale at post offices July 1 is not yet available. The delay is due to legislation to increase the sl.unp fee from SI Major League Leaders By Th« A*»oci»led Press NATIONAL LKAGUE BoUiim—Robinson. Brooklyn, ,361 Klner, Pittsburgh. .338. Runs-Reese. Brooklyn «5; Robin-son, Brooklyn, 62. Runs batted in—Hodges, Brooklyn, 62; Robinson. Brooklyn, 61. * Hits— Robinson, Brooklyn, 107; Schnendifliist, St. Louis. 100. Doubles—Jones, ' Philadelphia 23 Emils. Philadelphia, 21. Triples—Fiirfllo. Brooklyn, and Ennls. Philadelphia, 7. Home runs—Kiner, Pittsburgh, 21: Gordon. New York, 15. Sloteii bases—Robinson. Brooklyn. 20; Reese. Brooklyn, 12. PiU'hing— Roe. Brooklyn, 8-2, j .800; Chambers, PUUburgl] 4-1, .800. Strikeouts—SpRhn, Boston, 68; Branca, Brooklyn, 84. AMERICAN LEAGUE Battling—Kell, Detroit, .355; DiMaggio, Boston, .333. Runs—Joosl, Philadelphia, T5; Williams. Boston. 70. Runs .batted In—Williams, Boston, 81; Stephens, Boston 79. HUs—ntMaggio, Boston, and Ke\\, Detroit, tM, , Doubles -Majeski, Philadelphia, 23; Kcfl. Detroit. 21, Triples—Mitchell, Cleveland, II; Vnlo. Pliilndclphia. 7. Home rnn.s—Williams and Stephens. Boslon, 19. Stolen bases—Dillinger, SI. Louis, 9; 5 players tied with 6. Pitching — Reynolds, NRW York .hat reason. Treat, now a resident of Cleveland, claims llial tmsciKill's Hull of Fame should be located in Weedsport. N. Y.. instead of Cooperstown. ... It was in 1842 that William Watson, a furniture maker »i, organized a team fiat bore his name for many years. The mere fact that Watson gathered, named and supporter! such a club indicates that baseba) must have been played some years earlier. . . . Family tradition, says Treat, has It that his ancestor Rol>ert Treat, an early governor of CJannccticut, learned to play ball from King Phillip, the Indiar chief. . . Whether or not tradition is correct, it seems Weeds port, and the Watsons deserve a lot of credit for developing the; game. . . . Tn later years, the Wat-j B.v The Associated Press Babe Banifi singled to bring in the winning run as the Nashville Vols edged the Memphis Chicks, 10 to 9. in a 13-inning Southern Association thriller last night. The big ,voly rightfielder also blasted his :27tri home rim to take over the league leadership. First baseman Tookie Gilbert clouted ihree homers for the Vols. The victory over the last-place Chicks put Nashville three games ahead of the second-place Birmingham Barons. • The Barons bowed, 8 lo 2, at New Orleans. Jim Bagby wa.s the powerhouse for the Atlanta Crackers as they .ions of Holland To Meet Ark-Mo Druggiftts, Razor backs To Mix in Second Of Tonight's Game* The league-leading Ark-Mo Kilo* alters, their victory string stopped at seven by Phillips Motor last week, will try to get another win treat underway tonEght when they neet the fourth place Holland Lions a the first game of a City Softball League doubleheader at Walker Park . The Killowatters went undefeated hrough the league's first hair play but got off on the wrong foot as second half play opened and dumped by the snappy Ford .nan who were in the midst of a convincing winning streak. However, the pace setters may find rough sledding with the Lions tonight. Holland has Improved right along as line season progressed and the Lious have won their last two outings, Stewart Gurley or Billy Denton will handle the mound chores for the Kilowattet's in tonight's game with Norrid or Ward expected to work for the Lions. The game is set for 8 o'clock. Razor-hacks to Play Druggists In tonight's second game the sixth place Raxorbacks of the Razorback Drive-In and the cellai doomed Owens Drug Store Drug gists will stage a lower-rung figh that will have little or no bearini on the league's standings. The Druggists have yet to win i league contest huving dropped a. eight games played and the Razor backs are just one notch be tie with a record of one win agains seven losses. About the only bearin that this game win have on th lards and Dodgers Dominate National's All-Star Selection; toudreau Picks Five Indians By Ben Phlegar NEW York, July T. (/P)—The major league all-rtan won't settl* heir annual argument until Tuesday in Brooklyn, but th« natlon'i base- 3*11 fills already hive won. The all-star squad* followed exactly the dictates of the 4,631,741 who balloted for their favorites + Managers Lou Boudreau of the Americans and Billy Southworth ol the Mat' —Is were bound use only Ihe to- choice for t of the els', t positions. But M exercised their judgment solely the pitching department which wasn't included In the popular voting. Brooklyn and St. Louis dominate the national league roster an- ivmnccd last night. They each lanced seven players on the 2«-l L Pet. fUndings is a possibly tie tor th cellar if covens should win. Carroll Glisson probably will 1m for the Razorbacks against eithe B. Hayncs or Kelly for the drug sts. The Standings: earn rk-Mo lythevllle Motor illivan-Nelson . :illll|)5 Motor ... olland •\ycees azorbacks wens Drug sons gave the Live Oaks of Salem ; their only defeat on the first transcontinental tour of a baseball team; they licked big city teams quite nipped tile Mobile Bears. 4 and In addition to scattering seven hits over the distance. Bagby made three safe blows out of four trips to the plate. One of them was a two-run smash for the circuit. The Lookouts battered the Little Rock Travelers at Chattanoo»a. 11 to 5. cha.stng all of their .-scores ill two big innings. The Looks chalked up six in the fifth frame, and I later scored five more in the seventh. Chattanooga put 17 safeties off Art McConnell and Frank McKvn- ney and two Travelers errors together for the decision. regularly and some 80 major league players of the old days fishermen Take Note started with the Watsons. . . Maybe there Is something in this Wccdsport stuff: baseball really grew like a weed. They Hart Him m Stiti-ties Bill Swiacki. former Columbia end. never was bothered much by football injuries but he's finding Class "B" baseball a rougher proposition. ... As catcher for the Stamford Pioneers of the Colonial League, Bill rammed into a wire screen a little over a week ago • nd gashed his right arm so badly that several stltcho.s were taken. . . A week later Swiacki still •* warming the bench when a brawl started between the Stamford and Bridgeport players. ed out and took entire Bridgeport . Bill charg almost the team. . . . The VENICE. Italy, July 7—UTj— From now on fisherman Giovanni Cas- ouato, 17, will keep his mouth shut wliile he is working. Dispatches from Mcstre said yes lorriay he is recovering from *a operation. While he was emptying his net the other day. a small fish leaped into his mouth and got stuck in his throat. on 8-1. .8«y; itascm, New Yoric, .867. Strikeouts—Trucks, Detroit, Ncwhouser. Detroit, 75. 13-2, liclpatmg ; sportsmen flood of queries from and stamp-collectors, net result was a gashed nose, cuts over one eye and under the other eye and more hemstitching on his counlenance. ... In football. Swia- cki WM a star, but in baseball you might say he's just sew sew. Hint way. but he ought to pick a a few good stories for the banque sermon. . . . Australian golfers bi^h on 20-year-old Peter Thomp sou. who may be their best pros pect .since Norman Von Nida. H may come lo this country soon. The West Virginia intcrcoilegiat trrmferetice is considering the ap poimment of a commissioner t deal with such things as player siiiitching. Sidney Wood. Jr. .lack Gcller and 1 n Edward Motian gained Uie quarter- | has sent this notice to postmasters: "Please acquaint the public with final.' In thr Spring Lake iuvua- the House. tton tournament. W- The Senate has passed such [ the delay through the medium of bill, but it has not got through i ft typwrittcn notice conspicuously ' posted iu the lobby of your post- The Post Oflice Department, an- office." KENTUCKY'S KEY TO UOSM'ITALITY Mother Nature ronspirfs with Fathrt 1 ime in our fantjly-owned distillery to givs you » bouthon of matihle»s flavor ami distinctive bouquet. Naturally distilled and patiently •fjcd on our genuine aour mash recipe since 1R70, OLD nTZGERAf.D i« preferred whcr« ever Kentucky ho?U serve never th« mo»t bul alwav» the best. OLD OLD FITZGERALD Distributed by Moon l)»lrihuUn( Co. Little Rock. Arkansas •WHTUcTT k»> >- ^.Ta.Tx^.*».r^a \ot> Sportspourrl Dnfgie Julian, Boston Celtics basketball coach, will spend a montli this summrr as counsellor «t ft camp In GilmrttUon, N. H. and he already has Invited all tlie school cage conrhos in that section to drop in toy bull sessions. He may not. get any \:ro material NEW Box Optn» Week Da.vs 1:00 p.» .Matinee Saturday & SundiT Sat.-Siin I p,m Cont Showtnt Manila, Ark. SI,owl EVER! MGHT Last Tim« Today "LIFE OF RILEY" with \\illi.ini Bendi.x Also Shorts Hoyti All-Stars lAeetChuckHutton Team of Memphis HAYTI, July 7. — The Hayti All-Stars are set to meet the to I Chuck Hutton team of Memphis m the Hayti athletic field at 8:15 :onight. This will be the third meeting be- ween the two strong semi-pro ball clubs. The Stars were viclorlus In .he first two games by one run margins. Three weeks ago the Stars came back in the bottom of the ninth Inning In a three run uprising which gave them A 4-3 win. The Stars arc still strengthening in preparation for the state semi-pro tournament at Jefferson City, Mo., the latter part of this month. Mel Schwab, the big first baseman from St. Louis has just been added to I'' team as has Red Williams, who recently played in the Kitty League. Preparations are now under way to sponsor an invitational tournament in Hayti. Teams wishing to enter should chairman of Committee. The largest crowd of the season is expected to be on hand for tonight's same. The Hayti band will appear in a concert prior to the contest. man squad. Here are the lineups: American I'os Robinson, Wash Ib National Mize, N. Yl Michaels. Cligo. 2b Robinson, Bknl Keil. Det. Joost, Phila. 3b contact Jess Gvvin. the Hayti Baseball Kazak, St. Lj Reese, Bklynl Williams, Bstn. If Kiner, Pghl D. DiMgio. Bstn cf Muslal, St. L| Henrich. NY rf Marshall, Tebbetts, Bstn. c Scmlnlck, Phil I'itcliers Brissic. Phila. Roc, Bklynl Kellner. rhila. Branca. Bklynl Rnsehi, NY Newcombe, Bklynl Pollet. St.1,1 M linger, St.Ll Spahn. Bstnl Blckford, Bstnl BlnckwcH, Oin| Alfr -nates Goodman, Bstn Ib Hodges, Bklyrl Gordon. Cleve. 2b Schndlst.. St.lJ Dillinser. St. L. 3b Gordon. Stephens, Bstn. ss Marion, St. Doby. Cleve. of Slaughter. St.lJ Reynolds. NY Lemon, Cleve. Parnell, Bst" Trucks. Dct. Mitchell. Cleve. of W 7 7 6 6 4 3 1 0 .875 .778 .057 .667 .500 .333 .125 .000 Skeletons of flying reptiles wilh wing spread of 25 feet have l>een ound In the chalk beds of western {ansas. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. The boyhood home of General Dwight D. Eisenhower at Abilene, Kansas was dedicated as a national shrine June 22, 1947. Last Time Today "Son of Billy the Kid" with Lash I.nRue News ifc Cartoon Fr ; day & Saturday "THE STAR PACKER" with John Wayne Cartoon and Serial J. DiMgio. NY Wertz, Det. of Berra, NY c Hegan, Cleve. c Thomson. Pafko, Chgo] Campnla, Bkn Cooper, Cin Read Courier News Want Km Olfice Opens at 1:00 Show Starts at 7:30 Last Time Today "I SHOT JESSE JAMES" (I Can Shoo I Straight Now. I Did Then) Pre.ston Foster Barbara Britton ^ Also Shorts THEATRE OSCEOLA Box Office Opens at 7 Week Show Starts at 7:30 Matinee Saturday A Sunday at 2 p.m. with continuous showfc Last Time Today "TEXAS, BROOKLYN, and HEAVEN" Guy Madison Diiuina Lynn James Dunn Warner News Si ShorU Friday and Saturday "TIMBER STAMPEDE" George O'Brien Marjnrie Reynolds Serial: Chapter n of "THE LOST JUNGLK" Friday & Saturday 'WHITE STALLION" Eddie Dean Ken Maynard Also Serial SKYLINE DRIVE-IN THEATRE 2 Miles North of Hlvlheville on "HI" BLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. Sliuvv Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. kilurday and Sunday: ConlinuoB showing trom 1:00 p.m. Last Time Today (DOUBLE FEATURE) "TRAIL STREET; with Randolph Scott Robert Ry»n, and Anne Jeffreys Friday 'THE PURPLE HEART' wilh Dana Anrtrrns and Richard I'onle Also Shorts Saturday "DEATH VALLEY GUNFIGHTER" wilh Allen Lane Also Shorts "SOMETHING IN THE WIND" witii Deanna Durbin DnnaM O'Connor and John I>ill Serial: "G-Mcn Never Forsrl" Chapter S Also Short Kvitlav & Sdiurday UIOVJBLt FEATURE! "COURAGE OF THE WEST" nilh Rob Raker and Fuziy Knighl "SARGE GOES TO COLLEGE" with Frtdrtte Stew»rl, .tune PreKser. and (he Teen Accra Scri»l; "Son of the Guardsman" No. fi AUo Cartoon A A THURSDAY & FRIDAY TYCOON with JOHN WAYNE and LARAINE DAY ADMISSION: 50c Children Under 12 Free Gates Opens at 6:45, Show Starts at 7:39

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