The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 8, 1949
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EIGHT Bt/rrHEVlUJ! (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL S, l»4fl Giants, Dodgers Talk of Trades Yankees Have New . 1st Base Candidate; Cards Beat Reds 13-8 SHREVEPORT, !,»., April 8 WV- Trade talk continues between the New York Giants and the, Brooklyn Dodgers. The Giants came herp without Manager Leo Durocliet who stayed behind In Fort Worth, Te.x.. to confer further with Branch Rickey, president of the Dodgers. There *-as no announcement, but Durocher ts understood to be still seeking one or two utility Inflclders and ft pitcher on a cash basis plus some second string Giant material. Baseball Results Exhibition B) Ihe Associated Pies* Chicago I A) 9, Beaumont ITL1 1 Pittsburgh (N) 3, Houston I'll,) 0 Chicago (N) 1, St. Louis (A) 1 Cleveland (A) 11, New York <N> 8 Philadelphia (A) 10, Birmingham ISA! 5 St. Louis IN} 13, Cincinnati (N) 8 Philadelphia <N> 7, Atlanta <SA) 6 Brooklyn (N) II. Macon (SAL1 2 Detroit (Al 10. Memphis ISAI 1 Boston IN) 14, Savannah (SAL) 4 Chicks, Travs And Crax Lose Exhibition Tilts BEAUMONT, Tex., April 8 lift— The New York Yankees have a new candidate for their muddled first bese situation. He's Bill Johnson, their veteran third baseman. Manager Casey Stengel played Johnson at first [or one inning in an intra-squad game, yesterday before the Yanks broke canip al St. Petersburg, PI a. SHREVEPODT, La., April 8 i.<Pi— At least one Cleveland Indian j Tlser triumph, about whose spring training form At Little Rock, the Travelers did manager Lou Boudreau ought not • little better again.-.! tlie to. worry i reau. Lou hit Proponents of 'Reserve Clause' Say It Protects Investments of Owners (Editor's Note: This is the fourth In a series or stories dealing with baseball's reserve clause and tile arguments foi 1 and against it.) NEW YOIiK, April 8. f/]» bnll men all agree that without the re.srrve this mighty cathedral of sport could never liaie been By tin- Associated Press Southern Association teams are not faiinK so well ihcse day.! against teams of equal or bolter league. rank. Three of them were smacked 1 i )( , 01 ,,». down yeslerday. The chicks of Memphis were downed, 10 to 1, by the Detroit i TlRers. Stubby Oycrmlre pitched | three-hit, nail lor seven IrmiriRs and Vic Wertz Wasted two home runs mid a single to spark the and -shortstop Loll Boud- home run, a double and » single as the Tribe lopped the New York Giants 11-8 at Fort Worth yesterday. His startling contribution, however, was n stolen base—his first of the exhibition schedule. He took second on Catcher Walker Cooper, sliding: In neatly away from the tag. Bob Feller got socked for nine hits in five Innings and WRS behind 6-3 when Mike Garcia relieved him. Cooper greeted Oarcia by pounding a homer over the left field fence, but Mike went on to get credit for the victory. little better against, the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association. They were beaten. 13 to 4. The Indians ixnmded rookie hurlers Jim Lawrence and Charles Gidclens for 19 hits. The Travs gol 11. • A visiting rookie, first baseman Dale Coogan. Rot five nils. Including two doubles, in six times up against the Little nock crew. Atlanta, on the other hand, made a scrap of It with the Philadelphia Phillies on the Cracker field. Only a hit, baseman with Ihe bases loaded In the llth enabled the Phillies to win, 7 to 6. The Chattanooga Lookouts whipped Anniston o[ the Southeastern Lewie. 7 to 3. E«ch team made eight hits. And there was more Inlcr-lcnKue In store for Fnrtav. PENSACOLA. Fla., April 8 W)— Red Schoendienst celebrated his debut as a center fielder for the St. l/ouls cardinals yesterday by '• The St. Louis Cardinals named hitting two homers and a single [ two New Orleans lads to take the and driving In seven runs. I mound against the Pelicans nt The Cards trimmer) the Cincin- | New Orleans. They arc Howie nail Reds. 13-8, to snap a six-game | Pollet and nay Yocliin. Slated to losing streak. Schoendieust has | oppose them were Joe Kl.ikjuiskns been an infielder. He may not re- and jjm Klecklcy. main in center field, nowever, be- Little Rock was to try again cause of H weak throwing arm. against Indianapolis, rbis Time St. Louis moved to New Orleans I Manager Jack SnllKgaver named today for an engagement with the j experienced hurlers, Al Piechota New Orleans Pelicans of the Sou- ' them Association. DALLAS. Tex., April I <;!>)—Roy Smalley, the big Chicago Cub shortstop continues to delight Manager Charlie Grimm with his hitting in exhibition games. Smalley was held to a single in the Cubs' 7 to 1 decision over the St. Louis Browns yesterday, but Smnlley has beltert out 30 lilts. Including 10 homers, two triples and seven doubles. Dutch Leonard was slated to pitch for the Cubs today against the Browns' Dick Starr in tlie ilth »nd concluding game of their spring series. and Ralph Schwamb for work. The Nashville Vols were to try (heir mettle against Augusta of the Sally '^eague at Augusta. Manager Rollie Hemsley picked Pete Mallory and Tony Jacobs for mound the duty. Mobile's, Bears went against Cincinnati Reds al Mobile. The Brooklyn Dodgois and Jackie Robinson shoot at a new turnstile record tonight in the opener of a three-game scries with the Atlanta Crackers. built. Why is ihe clause so important? Here i.s a sort of composite areumen' from (he siric of baseball management: "The reserve clause protects the Investment ot the club owner* in the player*. It is true it makf.s a player the property of a dub to be sold o! traded or even released al. will. I'., is aho true thai, in the event of a salary dispute it prevents him from bargaining with another club, -nut on the other hand It docs IK',) very important liiiiiR.s: it permits a club owner to build up a solid team and il assures even competition all tlirouiili Hie league. Jt proierl.*; al! the time and money the Mi; Irac.ues spend uncovering encouraging tnlcnt. rna.son baseball is the competition is -so close, 'fake last year in (ho American League. Ho.vlou and Cleveland wound up the season lied lor first place and ha f * to play li off. "In college football, any lime Notre Dame: plays UpMiloosa Normal you know who is fioiiis io win, N'Jt so in baseball. Quality tells over the long run, but in tho majors the taiJender.s can and do knock off the leaders often enough to keep it in- tere.stinE. "But If you could act together a team made up entirely of guys like Ted Williams. Stan Musial. Lou Boudieuu. Bob Feller and H:i! Ncw- hoiisfr it wouldn't be any fun. They would win too consistently. There, ate some very rit:h men in baseball om Yawkey in Boston, P. K. Wrigley, Jr.. in Chicago. Walter Brigg.s in Detroit. Baseball i.s a hobby with them and if tliry could I hey would spend huso sums to got winning teams. The small fellow wouldn't have a chance. "But the wny baseball operates the small clubowncr* always has a chance. If the poorer clubowner is .iin.irt and can spot a star player coming up he can go out and sign up the kid. nurse him along, and make him into a real big leaguer. Oltc-n |he hot shot.s that fellows like Bripss, Yawkey and Wrigley .spi nd a lot, of money or (urn out to he sour apples. What pays off is baseball sin That keeps the coninclition close and exciting. "It is Ihe reserve clause Hint protects the brainy planning of tho small fellow. When he gets hold of ;\ istar he can build a club around him, or if worse come? to worse, lie can sell him lor up to S250.COO. "That kcep.i up baseball. The players don't .suffer because if baseball wasn't protected by the reserve clause it couldn't pay the big salaries it doe.s. So in the end everyone gains. There may be occasion- Sports Roundup Hugh PullerbiD, Jr. AUGUSTA, Ga., April 8—(/!>)— Nine years ago Lloyd Mangrum shot a 64 In tlie Ilrst round of the. Musters Golf Tournament—It, still stands as a course record, , .Then he went out to get a little practice and he finished second to Jimmy Demaret that year, , .Yesterday the dapper, mustached golf pro—someone once described him as looking like a Mississippi River gnmble fired a 60 to lead in the first round of the Masters. . .A friend with I long memory asked If he was going real i.s to practice again but Lloyd replied: 'No, I'm satisfied with this 69.". . He hud a (airly good reason, too. The wind was blowing; the greens, which had been closely trimmed, were fast and tricky; and Ed Dudley, the home club pro. Insisted: "The conditions today were the most difficult, of any of the I.' Masters tournaments in which I have played." . . .Ed wasn't trying to alibi his own 79 either. Fl.-irway Clippings When ManRi'tim won the National Open at Cleveland In 1916. he used a borrowed driver. Just a couple of days ago he borrowed a driver from Gene Sarazen—but his pull or counted for more yesterday . . .The local oddsmakers figure It SO to 1 apalnst the chances of a stay-al-home pro in the Masters. That's what they quoted against Claude Harmon when he beat top- rankers who don't make tours, although Mike Turnesa has been giving a fail account ot himself. . . Mike, incidentally, argues that the pros who play every day are silly to practice as much as they do. . . It's all right for me because I haven't played all winter. Cleaning the Cuff Although the pros are more a- frald of Frank Stranahan, they talk a lot about Charley Coe, the slender Oklahoma City lad. i fine prospect among the amateurs . . .Byron Nelson says Coe would have been pretty rough on the amateurs in last year's National at Memphis except for his frail build. That's a long grind for a boy f slight as he is, Nclsou explains. . Sammy Snead had nine putters before he finally found one he could use consistently—and they'll still tell you lie isn't, the best in the world on the greens. Mangrum's 69 Tops 1st Round Masters Play AUGUSTA, Ga., April 8 Wj—The Masters Tournament sailed into the second round today In the wake of Lloyd Mangrum and the ebb tide golf of the one-time favorite, Dr. Cary MIddlecoff. Mangrum, whose golf money winnings thl.s year are ahead of everyone's, took three strokes off par at the Augusta National with 35-34—69. Before Masters play began on the 6,900-yard course, Dr. Middle- colf was top choice and Mangrum wounded veteran from Nlles, 111., now Is Ihe choice to go on to victory. MIddlecoff, who resigned from Memphis dentistry for golf, was far from his game in the first round which required 76 strokes. That lofty score put him in a tie for 29lh place. Just behind Mangrum was Toledo's spark plug fortune heir. Frank Stranahan, with a 35-35—70. One of the old. names of American golf was brackets with three others In a tie for third place. .'Jhnny Revolta of Evanston, 111., a star of the early thirties, spotted, par stroke with a 11. Big Clayton Heafner of Charlotte, N. c., Dick Metz of Virginia Beach, and Arkansas City, Kas,, and Kansas city's Leland Gibson, also had 71's. Lawson Uttle of Monterey, Calif., ne of the best of windy weather olters, had a 72 going Into the econd round. Defending champion Claude Harlon of Mamaroneck. N. V., and ammy Snead of White Sulphur prlngs. W. Va., had disappointing 3's. Bobby Locke, the South African, nd veteran professional Henry Icard of Cleveland had 15's. Byon Nelson of Roanoke, Texas. Gene "arazen of Germantown, N. Y., nd Horton Smith of Detroit had 5's. Nelson, Smith, and Sarazen re former Masters winners. Jury Gives Owen Back Pay Claims Against Pasquet SPIUNGFrELD. Mo., April 8. (/Tl —Mickey Owen, who jumped from the major league* to the Mexican baseball circuit three years ago, won a $51.428.66 Judgment yesterday against his former bass, millionaire Jorge Pasquel. ] But I lie biggest hope of the former catcher o! the Brooklyn Dodgers still is to get back Into the majors "Naturally I'm happy about the verdict," Owen said after a federal jury had awarded him a sum representing the unpaid portion of his salary in the Mexican League for 1346 and his full salary for 1947. 1948 and 1949. The jury also turned down Pasquel's damage claims against Owen "What I really want now is to get back into organized baseball," Owen declared. He said he expected to play semi-pro baseball this summer, Ou'cn was one of more than half a dozen major leaguers who were lured south of the border by the Mexican League in 1946. Pasquel \va s owner of tlie Vcra Cruz club and president of the Mexican circuit, which folded after he withdrew his ' support. al case.} ol injustice, but it all evens om.' 4 States Represented In VFW Cage Finals Four Saturday Games Booked in'Y'League for Beats ASC Nine, 15-7 Rj the Assoclatrii Press The College of the Ozarks opened Its bid (or the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference baseball championship with a handy victory. The Mountaineers plastered Arkansas Stale. 15 to 7, at clarksville yesterday, it was the State's second straight league loss. State broke into the scoiing column (irst with a five-run third inning, in which the big blow was Morion's srand slam homer. The Mountaineers put (lie game on ice with seven runs in tlie eighth Four panics are scheduled tomorrow morning in the Blythe- vllle 'Y' Softball and baseball leagues, It w«s announced this morning by J. P. Garrott. 'Y' secretary. In the Junior High Baseball League the Heds Hill meet the Cardinals at 9 a.m. on the Walker Park diamond. Following the game the! Wildcats will tangle with the Boll I •Weevils in a second game in the] Head Courier News Want Ads park with play scheduled to begin L »t 10:30 a.m. In the Grammar School' Softball League the Yarbro team will meet Suribury at 9 a.m. on the play-j ground at Walnut and Division | streets. The second game on this] playground will get under way at | 10:30 with Lange meeting the boys from Central School. Gretchcn Merrill Hear End of Ice-Queen Reign COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. April 8 irPi—The six-year reign of Orelchen Merrill as queen of U. 3. figure skating is tottering. But Dick Button, king of the sport since 1916. is well on his way to a fourth championship. The Boston blonde ice artist placed third yesterday in the complus- ory figures phases of the 1949 championships. They count fiO per cent toward deciding the winner. She trailed hehlnd Yvonne Sherman of Brooklyn and Andra Mc- Laughlm of Colorado Springs and New York. Button. Englewood. N. J,, star. ANDERSON, Intl., April State champions from Oregon, Ohio and Indiana and the defending titleholders from Mankato,' Minn were semi-finalists in tonight's na lionnl Veterans of Foreign War basketball tournament. Astoria. Ore., and Akron.O., meet In the first game and Wina mac. Iiicl., will face the titlists i the second game. Astoria advanced, beating Auror Neb., last night. 66 to 42. Akron, with Jim Finn scoring 24 points in the fourth quarter, beat Anaconda, Mont., 63 to 52. Mankato also staged a rugged fourth quarter drive to beat Fairfield, la. was judged first by all five judges In the compulsory figures ot the men's division. 17 Colleges Charged With Violations ot NCAA's 'Sanity Code' SAVANNAH. Ga.. April 8—WV- Seventeen colleges have been ad- udged in "flagrant" violation of he "sanity code" and 25 others are mder investigation. This disclosure was made yesterday by Prof. Clarence P. Houston of Tufts College, chairman of the NCA A Constitutional Compliance Committee. The "sanity code" was set up to •limlnate commercialism in intercollegiate athletics. It limits the amount of aid, financial and other- vise, that may be given athletes. Houston did not disclose the lames of schools found to be vlolat- the code or of those being studied to determine whether the are complying. Box Office Opens at 7 Week Nijjhf! Matinee Saturday A Sunday at 2 p.m. with continuous showing Friday & Saturday "RIDE RYDER RIDE" (IN CINECOLOR) Jim Bannnn ' Don Reynolds as "Little Beaver" Serial: Chapter 1 of "Rex & Ilirjjy , Also Shorts Blytheville Greatest Money-Saving Sale! To Be Held on East Main Street Across Street from Jack Robinson's Gin Saturday 1 p.m. Rain or Shine RAILROAD DAMAGED —WAR SURPLUS CLOSE OUT MERCHANDISE All Merchandise Guaranteed This Merchandise will sell to the highest bidder DON'T MISS THIS SALE! THEATER LEACHVJLLE , ARKANSAS. STARTING TIME Weekdays: J:(X] i 9:00 I' M. ttzlurdiy & Sunday: 1PM. With Continuous Showing / Friday PAL NIGHT 2 for the Price of 1 NEW 80.1 Opens Week !>a\s 7:00 p.m [Matinee Saturday A Sunday Sat.-Sun 1 p.iu Cont Showing Manila, Ark. stiuw. t;vi;uv Mt;n r i "GIRL FROM GOD'S COUNTRY" with Chester Morris with Charles Blckford Als« Short Subject Saturday (DOUBLE FEATURE) 'Under Western Stars" with Roy Rogeri 'VALJANT^HOMBRE' with Duncan ilenaldo ami l,eo C'arrillo Serial: "Jungle Girl" Also Shorts SATURDAY I.ATE SHOW Begins at 11:00 p.m. "BIG TOWN AFTER DARK" ivilh riillip Roed ami [Hilary ISruoke Also Short Subjects Sunday & Mnnrtay 'EMPEROR WALTZ' with Bins Crosby and Joan Fontaine News, Cartoon and Short SATURDAY MIDNITE SHOW Starts 10:30 p.m. "LADY AT MIDNIGHT' Richard Denninjc Frances Rafferty Also Shorts Although there are hundreds OL thousands ol stars, only about 5.001 arc within range of the human eye. Sunday & Monday "THE SCAR" Paul Hi-nrrirt .loan Bennett Eriouard Franz Warner News i- Shorts Friday "BIG SOMBRERO" with Gene Autry Also Shorts Saturday "RETURN OF DANIEL BOONE" Kith Elliott Also Shorts SATURDAY OWL SHOW "SLIGHTLY FRENCH" with Dorothy Lamour and Don Ameche Also Shorts Sunday & Monday "JUNGLE JIM" with Johnny Weissmuller Also Shortj B LYTHEV I LLESONLY _ALL_WH1TEJIJ[E AT R E Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Continuous showing from 1:00 p.m. • Dial Opens «:4.V—Slxrls 7:11 Friday S Saturday "BLAZING ACROSS THE PECOS" Charles SUrrelt as "The Durango Kin" Smiley Burnctte Serial: Chapter 4 of "REX AND RINTY" • Protect the Finish of Your Car • SAVE MONEY ON THIS PORCELAINIZE SPECIAL! On Friday, Saturday, and Monday ONLY $ 10 COMPLETE SATURDAY MIDNIGHT SHOW Starts 10:45 p.m. Chester Morris in Boston Blackie's Chinese Adventure: "MURDER IN CHINATOWN" Also Shorts Sunday & Monday "NORTHWEST STAMPEDE" (IN CJNECOLOR) .loan Leslie .l»m«! Craig, Jack Oakl« Warner \ttn A Shortf Monday: Shorts & Serlil, Chiptcr 7 «f "BRUCE GF.NTRY" Especially for .rmi car oirncrs irtiosc aiilnmnbilc lias In stand out In tlie vtcalhrr, this poroclaiimc WAV is very important, A tough, rturablf coating that fichts ofT the. rain ami blistering Sim krfps the finish beautifully bright. Now. tor 3 days only, we'll do Ihr complete job—wash, polish, and apiily the special por- cclainitc wax—for just S10, a bl R MviiiRl Hi-ing down your car sonn. Blytheville Motor Co. Open 24 Hours Daily Broadway and Chkkasawba Phone 4422 Harry Bogaii Distributing Company Blytheville, Arkansas are proud to announce their selection as Wholesalers of The World's Biggest Selling Beer from the World's Biggest Brewery Friday & Saturday (DOUBLE FEATURE) 'SONG OF THE SIERRAS' Witli Jimmy Wakely anrt Lee "Lasses" White 'HERE COMES TROUBLE' B-ith William Tracy Joe Sawyer, and Beverly Lloyd Serial: "Chick Carter, Detective" Nn. 8 Also Cartoon SAT. OWL SHOW AT 1! p.m. "BLACK CAT" with Basil Rathbone Alan Ladd, HuRh Herbert and Beta Lugnsi Serial: "Jesse James Rides Aglin" Chapter 5 Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday (DOUBLF. FEATURE) "WOMAN ON THE BEACH" with Joan Bennett Robert Ryan and Charlei Bickford 'BEAT THE BAND' with Frances Lanfford Ralph Edwards, and Phillip Terry Also Cartoon anil Lale World News The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous 506 West Ash Street RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday "STRANGE GAMBLE" with Hnpalong Cassfdy Cartoon nnfl Seroml Chapter of "Lost Jungle" SATURDAY OWL SHOW "VARIETY TIME" wllh Leon Krrol »nd Ktlsar Kennedy Also Cartoon Sunriav. Mond.iv and Tuesday* rJRKDOOGWS^^^' WEEr^WtWnlE',* HELEN W/ I *,-t~e-^**-

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