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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 12, 1949
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FA(SB SIX BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.)' GOURDES NEWB TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1949 Twin Bill Tonight For Softballers City .League Teams Enter Final Month Of 1949 Competition Leaders of the City Softball League will begin their race for ---the wire tonight os play in the league rounds into its final month. Including tonight's games, only ntne dates remain on the loop's schedule which will take up approximately five weeks of play. Day in the league is scheduled to close Aug. 11 wilh MIC four leading teams al that time meeting In a Shaughnessy playoff to decide the 1949 championship. Scheduled for action in tonight's doubleheac'er are two of the five leading teams of the league. Ark- Mo Power and Holland and another that stands a sood chance of finishing in the running, the - Jaycees. " In lonisht's first game the league-leading Kilowatlers are slated to meet the cellar-residing Razorbacks of the KazorUack Drive-In, and in llic second contest Holland will do battle wilh the Jaycees. Thriller Anticipated The Kilowatters are expected to take tonight's struggle without too much trouble but the Holland- Jaycyee iilt should be a top-notch thriller. The Lions are presently in fourth place In the league standings with a record of four wins against five losses and the JaycCM are only a game back In fifth place. . A 7» r cee victory tonight would throw the two teams into a tie for fourth. Gardner Norrid. ace hurler of the Lions, probably will see hill duty tonight against Harvey Dorris of the Jaycees. In (heir first meeting May 17 the Lions were victorious by 'a 3-2 thriller. In tonight's first game Bill Denton probably will start for the Kilowatters against. Billy Bob Elliott or George Pollack of the I?az- orbacks. The standings: Team Ark-Mo Blytheville Motor • Sullivan-Nelson Phillips Motor -.Holland Jaycees .Razorbackj -Owens ...: SET 'EM UP—Racket out of hanct, Huns van Swol looks mure like a bowler than a tennis player on this shot while eliminating Fiance's Cohort. AbdesselKni from the Wimbledon tennis championships ,-iftcr dropping the first two sets. The Holland candidate prevailed in ii grueling match, 3-6, l-(i, 6-2 7-5. 13-11. Big Bear Wins Decision in Wrestle Arena Pel. .889 .178 .667 .667 .414 .333 .111 .111 Sawatski Leads Vols Over Pebs; Chicks Win 16-6 By the Associated Press If Carl (Swish) SawaUski of the mighty Nashville Vols is sticking his < chest out on the eve of the South: ern Association all-star classic, tonight, he has a couple of good reasons for it. • First, he socked his 29th homer ^ last night to go back into first place as the loop's leading home- 'run hitter. Secondly, he batted in six Nashville runs as the league-leaders nipped the Little Rock.Travelers 7 to .6. , A two bagger with the bases loaded accounted for two Swatski tal- ,lies In the first two Innings. Later -he poled a fast ball for a 410-foot :bla«st across the right-center wall and two teammates trotted acro&s the plate ahead of him. Veteran Milo Johnson, the Travs' righthander, started the mound work for the Travelers but was in trouble most of his seven-inning stretch. Twice he faced a full diamond, Charles Giddens finished .for the Rocks and managed to hold the host club scoreless. The Vols, who have won W games in the last 54 starts, meet the cream of the circuit in tonight's all-star game. The New Orleans Pelicans ed^ed the third-place Atlanta Crackers. 11 to 10. to go into a virtual tie for . fourth position with the Mobile Bears. Only one percentage i>oint [ separ?tes the two elubs, The Memphis Chicks, driving to escape the league cellar, battered out a 16 to 6 decision over Chattanooga's seventh place Lookout.s. Birmingham's Barons. No. two in thp Southern AfsocialJon pennant race, were ruined cut of a scheduled rfuVoleheader at Mobile. Bill Canny and "Ginger", Ihe wrestling bear, were too rough for iheir opponents last nizht but only | "Ginger" managed (o take a titci- I sion on the American Legion's double main event wrestling program at Memorial Auditorium las night. Ginger. who held somewhere near a 100-pound weight advantage, took a decision from Eddie Malone by winning two consecutive falls in Ihe feature bout but Cannv got too rough for both Ihe referee, Johnny Ferrcll, and his opponent, Lester Welch, and was disqualified in the third and deciding fall of the other best two of three falls affair. Mel Parneii Given Key Role in All-Star Game From a rough Blytheville sand Jot to a starting role In the Ifilh annual Major League All-Star classic In five years—that's the record of Melvln Parnell, the brilliant little Boston Red Sox lefthander who In 1944 pitched the Blytheville Army Air Field Bombers to an Army Air Forces Southeast Training Command championship, "Marvelous Mel." as he Is known to Beantowners, was Manager Lou Boudreau's choice for the American Leaguers' starting mound assignment against the snuad of National League stars in the 16th Major League all-star classic at Brooklyn's sacred Ebbets Field this afternoon. He was scheduled to work the first three Innings of the classic upposiitB another Bcantown lefthander. Warren Spahn of the Boston Braves, or righthander George Munger of the St. Louis Cardinals. Mel. a native of New Orleans, is witnessing his first real season wilh the Red Sox and to date has an 11-5 record, one of the best in the American League. The fled Sox brought him tip for a brief stay last year but he couldn't quite make the grade and spent most of the season nursing a broken index finger with the Louisville Colonels, a Boston farm club. Parnell .was stationed at Blytheville for nearly three years during World SVar II and he spent two of those years as the leading mounds- man for Hie Bumbcrs. In 1944, the year the Bombers won the AAF3ETC championship, he won three games in three consecutive days in Hie finals at Maxwell Field. Ala., and one of those games was a no-hitter. The stylish southpaw didn't exactly get his start in baseball here in Ulytheville. He was pitching minor league ball before enlisting in the Air Force but it was his Army record that played a major part in his quick rise to the majors. The lOlh all-star classic was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (CST) today with the cream of the American League crop pitted against the best in the National League. Sixteen of the starting 18 players, all except the pitchers, were chosen by the votes of the fans, with the managers of each of the teams. Boudreau for the Americans and Billy Southworth of Boston for the Nationals, picking their own mound corps, The starting lineups announced yesterday by the two managers is as follows (balling averages in parenthesis): AMICItlfAN D. DiMaggio. Boston (.339) rf Kell. Detroit (,345i 3b Williams, Boston (.3201 or Mitchell. Cleveland J.319I If J. DiMaggio. New York 1.3501 If Philadelphia 1.293) ss E. Robinson. Washington (.297) Ib Michaels. Chicago i.298l Ib Tebbctts. Boston <.315j c Parnell, Boston (11-5) p NATIONAL Reese. Brooklyn (.306) ss J. Robinson, Brooklyn (.362) 2b Musial. St. Louis (-2931 cf Kincr. Pittsburgh i.333i If MiZ£, New York (.290} Ib Marshall. New York (.328i rf Kazak. St. Louis (.3021 3b Semlnick, Philadelphia (.274) c Spahn, Boston (9-8) or Munger. St. Louis 16-4) p. There's No Doubt About it Now; Ray Is King of Welters )*y Orlo Robertson PHILADELPHIA. July 12. M>— Ray Robinson is slill king of the welterweights but he would readily ijive up the crown for a shot at Jake LfMotta's middleweight title. ff there ever was any doubt whether Sugar Rny is the best of the welters, he erased that impression last night with a clean cut, unanimous decision over Cuba's hustling Kid Gavilan. Robinson announced he was perfectly willing to continue fighting i the 147-pound division. "But I would gladly give up my Ginger kept the fans' mouths title for .1 chance at the middle- agape with -his uncanny knowledge of wrestling holds and Malone kept them roaring as he attempted to outnianeiiver Lester Welch's well- trained pet only to be slapped off i 160-pound title. his feet time and time again. I Even Gavilan's Ginger won the first fall in seven minutes with a well applied hammer lock that was even better than some attempted by several of Promoter Mike Meroney'.s boys \vho do such a thing for a living. He took Ihe second fall in five minutes wilh a body smother after tying Malune head first in the topes. Last night's first bout between Canny and Welch was a wild affair that ended after 42 minutes with the disqualification of Canny. The Kansas bad boy was thumbed from the ring by Referee Perrell. who was substuting Meroney, after 15 minutes of the ihird fall, when lie refused to heed the ring official's warnings to cut out the rough stuff. The act that brought on hii disqualification was the throwing of both Welch and the referee against the steel rope rings. Canny won Ihe first fall in 18 minutes with body slams and a front crotch and Welch took the .second in nine minutes with drop kicks and a body pin. weight championship. I want to fight LaMolta again," he said. Fie whipped LaMotta four out of five times before Jake won the NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Brooklyn 47 31 St. Louis 47 32 Boston la 36 Philadelphia 41 38 New York 38 38 Pittsburgh 35 42 Cincinnati 31 45 Chicago 30 50 AMKKICAM I.EACUE W New York 50 Cleveland 44 Philadelphia 44 Boslon Detroit .. . Washington Chicago .. . St. Louis .. L 27 32 35 36 39 42 47 53 SOIITHKRN LKACiUE Nashville ,.. Birmingham Atlanta Mobile .. . New Orleans Lilile Rock . Chattanooga Memphis ... W ... 54 48 .... 4-1 ... 41 .... 44 .... 38 .... 35 .... 29 Pet. .603 .595 .544 .619 .500 .455 .408 .375 Pet .619 .579 .557 .538 .513 .440 .413 .312 Pet .635 .593 .537 .513 .512 .463 JOS .354 Yesterday s Results AMKKIC'AN l.KAGUE No games scheduled. XA1IONA1 i.KAtiUE No games scheduled. SOLTIILKN LLAtiUE New Orleans H, Atlanta 10. Nashville 7, Little Rock 6 Memphis 16, Chattanooga 6 Birmingham at Mobile 12) postponed rain. Today's Games N'ATIOXAL LEAGUE All-star game. AMERICAN LEAGUE All-star gan-.c- SorTHKRN LEAGU2 All-star game. Major League Leaders National League Balling — Robinson. Brooklyn. First Methodists Defeat Calvary Baptists 13 to 8 The First .Methodis; ba5eba!lers defeated Calvary Baptist 13-8 in an American Legion Recreational t ' 362: Ki:ler - Pittsburgh .333 League ^ame at Walker Park ves- Runs — Re?se Brooklyn 69; Rob- terday morning. " ! '"son. Brooklyn 63 Donald Gentry ,-ent ail the way "'" RnblnMm and for the Methodists wliile the Bap- lists used two hurlers. Eddie Richardson started for the Calvary nine but was relieved in the filth by Sonny Garner. Leon Privet t, of the Baptists, banged oul three hits to lead the game's hitting, Wayne Burnham and Jackie Halstead collected I wo safe blows each to lead the Methodists at the plate. The First Methodists were scheduled to meet the Luxora Mc-lhodist nine m ing. a league contest this morn- Hits — Robinson, Brooklyn 111; Schoendienst, St. E^cmis 106 ' Doubles — Jones. Philadelphia 23. Ennis. Philadelphia 21. Triples _ Furillo. Brooklyn and Ennis. Philadelphia 7. Home runs — Kiner, Pittsburgh 23: Gordon. Men- York 16 Stolen bases — Robinson, Brooklyn 20; Reese, Brooklyn 13 Pitching — Seuell, Pittsburgh 5-0 1.000; Hot, Brooklyn 8-2 and Lombardi and Chambers. Pittsburgh 4-1 .BOO Strikeouts _ Spahn, Boston 69, Pickers to Clash With Harrisburg Blytheville Legion Nine'Seeks End Of Losing Streak The Blyth llle Cotton Pickers, defeated In their last three outings, will bring victory hone-s home tomorrow afternoon \cl / \ they meet the Harrisbiirs Junior Legion nine in a ^ifth District League contest at Walker Park. The game Is set for 2:30. The Pickers suffered Iheir third straight defeat Sunday afternoon when they bowed to the improved Manila Legl'— nine. Their current losing streak started June 79 when they were edged by Caraway. Coach Jatnes Fisher probably will pin his hopes of snapping the slump on either Don Bunch, the Varbro lefthander M Gene Shanks, a righthander. Peifer probably will work for Harrisburg. This will be Ihe second meeting of the two teams this season. Fn their first outing the Pickers were victorious by a 4-3 margin. OsceoU to Meet Caraway Osceola's junior ntne will also play at home tomorrow night meeting the strong Caraway team Conch Steve Ralph's bovs will oe seeking to get another victory string underway after having a streak broken at fwo straight by Trumanu Sunday. Manila and Luxora are both scheduled to lay away from home tomorrow with the Rodgers-Lvn<*h nine of Ltlxora playing in Tnl- mann and Manija Journeying to Memphis to play Blackburn-Stevens. In another league contest tomorrow Marked Tree will piny at West Memphis. Sports Roundup The St. Joe River in Idaho Is the highest navigable river in the world. PHILADELPHIA, July 12—W)— Financial Uept . . . Wn e n Kid QavlHn (ought Ray Robinson In an unrcmunerative non-title bout last year, he could have collected a *5,000 forfeit because Ray was over the stipulated weight. He didn't— apparently on the theory that businessman Robinson wouldn't give a title shot to a guy who had nicked him for that much . . . Well, the Kid. got hfs shot all right, and It didn't make much more noise than a pop gun, but he collected about S23.000 out of it ... Ray got $50,000 or thereabouts, nearly twice as much as he earned in any of his 98 previous fights . . . Robinson, a guy who keeps promoters nervous, apimrentliy hasn't changed. There were at least three different announcements right after the scrap about his future plans . . . You'll know which was correct when he gets Into the ring again. She-r Courage Oepf. In press headquarters before the fight. Harry Lenny was reminiscing about the days when he managed Jack DeLaney . . . "neLane.v was the hardest right-hand puncher I ever saw cvcept Peter Maher." Lenny insisted. Then he went on. to intimate that Maher lacked the heart to make a great fighter . . . That reminded one of the writers of a big but faint-hearted heavyweight Joe Gould once managed before Joe hooked up wilh Jimmy Braddock . . . During a tough I bout the fighter came to his corner. 1 looking sadly beaten, and complained that he thought he had a broken hand . . . "Look here." Gould told him. "you're not going to quit in my corner; if you want to quit, p;o out in the middle of the ring. And do it. not here. I'm the Earnest manager in the business." Branca, Brooklyn 65 American League Batting — Kell. Detroit .345: DiMaggio, Boston .339 Runs — Joost. Philadelphia 78; Williams. Boston 76. Runs batted in — Stephens, Boston 86:; Williams, Boston 85 Hits — DiMaggio, Boston 102: Kell. Detroit 97 Doubles — Williams. Boston 23. Majeski. Philadelphia 22. Triples — Mitchell. Cleveland 11, Valo. Pholadelphia 7 Home runs — Williams and Stephens. Boston 20. Stolen bases — Valo, Philadelphia, and Coan. Washington 7 Pitching _ Reynolds, New York 9-1 .900; Wynn, Cleveland 6-1 .857. Strikeouts — Trucks, Detroit 08; Newhouser, Detroit and Brissie, Philadelphia 76. Ringside Returns One reason why Robinson vs. Gavilan was tabbed as "the fight of the year" was that it attracted some 200 newspapermen from various parts of the United States and Cuba . . . When Kid Gavilan fousht Johnny Williams In one of his first bouts in New York. Williams, a terrific puncher, belted him right on the chin . . . The Kid's knees buckled but he came right back and floored Johnny . . . After the fight. Williams told Gavilan: "I broke seven jaws with that punch. Anybody who stands up like you did is going to be champion." Contact With Moon Tlie U. S. Signal Corps established radar contact with the moon In 1946. The signal echoed back to the sending station in less than three seconds. Vols Are Favored j To Defeat Dixie 1 All-Stars Tonight jt : NASHVILLE, Tenn,. July 12, «4--Nashville's Vols, rated second diJp vision material at the season's open-iy ing but now leading In just aboutr. every department, are favored t<i. outshine the Southern Association* all-stars in the 10th annual twin*. klc (III here tonight. g\ The game starts at 8 p.m. tCSTj>j|' following appropriate ceremonie.-jR, honoring the players selected best- in the league by sports writers. Arr, overflow crowd of some 10,000^ LA] '. cpected for the attraction. V( ' The all-stars, managed by ChaUf. Innooga pilot 5Yerl Walters ancBi' coached by Little Reek's head ma:* 1 , Jack Sattz»aver, will take the diamond behind righthander A! Plejy chota veteran Little Rock ace will 12-4 record, Other pitchers Walters can coun on for nioun'd duty are Bobo New sum of Chattanooga. Pete Modica o New Orleans, Norman Brown ani Carl LinrtQutst of Atlanta and Bob by Brake of Birmingham. The only Southern Association- team not represented on the all** star squad is Memphis, which ha"' occupied the cellar spot for almosj the entire season. * Bo* Office Opens at 7 Week NT< Show Start* at 7:30 Matinee Saturday ft Sunday .„., , .t Z p.m. with continaons showing""' Tuesday MURK'S BARGAIN NIGHT All Seat! 15e "URUBU" i Thrills no camera has caplnrefj '111 now. Filmed In the jungles o ! ,1 Brazil. fl| Also Shorts IP Wednesday & Thursday '; "CALIFORNIA I STRAIGHT AHEAD" j * John Wayne " Louise Latimer Also Shorts staunchest supporters fand they were many) in the crowd of 27,805 at Municipal Stadium couldn't find any fault with the decision. The tljtil drew a gross gale of j 5175,754 — considerable more than the promoters' expectations—with RoVinson collecting 40 per cent and Gavilan 18'i of a net of $128.435. The Harlem flash, with only the defeat by LaMotta to mar a string of_99 fights since turning pro in UKO; punched sharply and met Gavllan's two-fisted rushing tactics xvith a timtiful defense. The first five rounds were pretty much give and take. But in the sixth Robinson started moving away. Robinson weighed 147; Qavilan 1444. John Wesley Powell was the first man to traverse ihe Grand Canyon, making the trip by boat in 1869. Esso to Sponsor U of A Grid Game Broadcast! Chicks to Get Catcher From Chicago White Sox MEMPHIS. Tenn.. July 12. <ir<— George Vankowski. 20-;--ar-o!d Chicago White Sox catcher, will join the Memphis Chicks later this week, the Southern A'-sociatinn announced yesterday. Yankowski who has spent most, of the season in the Civ ;o bullpen, balled 2S5 for Muskegon in the Class-A Central League last year. FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. July 12. (ft —The Esso Standard Oil Company again will sponsor football this fall, P. J. Ward. 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