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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 12, 1949
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TUWD'AT, 'APRIL If, 194* BLTI'HKVILLX (ABK.T COURIER Red Sox Touted To Win AL Flag Cleveland Picked 9 To Run Second • In Two-Club Race Chicks, Tigers Tie 8-8; Travs Lose to Indians ankees Defeat )allas Eagles 9-6 By Jack Hand ORANGEBURa, S.C., April 12. (ff"i— it looks from here like the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indian^ ir a two-club race for the American League pennant. New York ana possibly Philadelphia have a look-in on the big prize but the Red Sox and Indians carry the heavy guru. Detroit needs plenty of breaks to figure In the race and St. Louis, Washington and Chicago are ,In over their heads. The Oct. 2 finish (not guaranteed): 1. Boston 2. Cleveland 3. New York 4. Philadelphia 5. Detroit 6. 31. Louis 1. Warhineton 8. Chicago A year ago. most American League owners -'fared a Boston runaway and hoped tlic Yanks could make it a race. Cleveland, with all its veterans having their heat years, upse^ the apple carl. Now the Yanks, with Joe DiMng- gio still the big question mark, are an uncertain factor. Boston and •^Cleveland are the teams to beat. If the Red Sox get consistent pitching they have the power to brenk Ihe race wide open. The big bate of Ted Williams, Vern Stephens and 'Bobby Doeir pack a tremendous wallop. Sees Hurling Help JOB McCarthy, starting his second year as Sox manager, figures to gel- more pitching help from Tex Hughson and Mickey Harris who were of little value last season. Jack Kramer, Joe Dobson and Mel Parnell form the nucleus of a pretty fair itaif. Hughson can make all the difference if he pitches np to his. spring form. Cleveland ihould get much better pitching than the Sox from Bob Feller, Gene Bearden, Bob Lemon and Steve Gromek. Manager Lou Boudreau. the "player of the year" In 1048. fields the best infield In baseball unless veterans Ken Keltner and Joe Gordon should slip. Boaton, left at the post in 1913, ahould Improve on its start but it hardly can better its July and Aug- lut performance. The Indians left a, lasting Imprint by going Into ^ Fenway Park »nd beating the Red ~ »o» in their own back yard In the ti» playoff game for the pennant. Another year like IMS for Boud- nau, Keltner, Gordon, Mitchell, tjMnon and Bearden and the Indian* ar* "In." That «eems to be too much. . (By the Associated Press) Southern Association teams broke even In exhibition play yesterday, Birmingham blanked Gadsden of the Southeastern League, 1 to 0. Memphis held Detroit to an 8-8 tie, and Little Rock lost to Indianapolis. 9-0. No other Southern clubs played. Three games v.ere rained ontr- Atlanta-Boston (A<A), Nashville- Phlladelplila (N) and Chattanoogfl- Phlladelphla A). The Chicks overcame two Tiger leads, and pushed aside four home runs, to hold ths visitors lo deadlock ended after the 13th Inning by darkness. The Burons from' Birmingham pounded out 13 hits behind thi classy hurling of Hcrschel Free man and Sid Schacht lo whitewash Gndsden. Freeman started for th Barons and tossed five hitless In nlngs. Schacht took over In th sixth and did almost as well. H allowed only one single. At Little nock, the Travelers an Indianapolis were locked In a ter rifle battle for six Innings. Afte that much playing time, the In dians held a 1-0 lead on the fou hits they managed to get off star! er Al Picohota. Rookie Clurlc.s Qiddens the took over for Little Rock and th roof caved In on him. Indlanupol pounded him for three runs In th seventh and five more in the nlnt The Travelers collected scve hits, but they ,/cre so well sea tered that three Indian pltche were never in trouble. Rain ana wet grounds threatened to cancel tonight's Little Rock-Indianapolis engagement. Bauer Gets Homer; Running Problem Harrasses The Lip Sports Roundup •«(h FmlUrtM. Jr. WORTH, Tex., April 12.- 1't— Hank Bauer, spelling the all- Joe DIMogglo, Is lilttliig at a ed clip lor the New York Yan- ccs. Hniicr homered and singled In Incc trips to the plate yesterday tier relieving DIMngglo In the Banks' 3-6 triumph over the Dallas at Dallas. Bnuer now has lit safely In six of his last seven imes at b«(. Harrell, Basharo Defeat Sirois And Kris Belkas JACKSON, Miss.. April 12. Ml— cw York Qlant Manager Leo Du- •ochcr's plan of making his lads running club Is causing The Up some grief. Jack Lohrke singled In the second Inning in yesterday's 9-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians with Johnny Mize on second ami Bob Thomson on first. Thomson raced around second on the hit and headed for third only to find that Dii- rocher held the slow-footed Mize up. Thomson was an easy out. Mlzc was victimized In the fourth when lie strolled loo far off second. Thomson flew out and rifle-armed Bob Kennedy doubled Mtze up. A's, Bums Hold League Leads in Exhibition Play NEW YORK, April 12—Wi—The Philadelphia Athletics, for the fourth consecutive week, today rode at the top of the American League In exhibition play. They have a record of 20 wins against six defeats for a .769 mark. The A's have scored 13 of their victories against minor league teams. Meanwhile, Brooklyn stayed in front in the National League. The Dodgers have won 18 games and lost even for a .120 record. The Dodgers also have posted 13 rlumphs.against minor league opposition. The Brooks scored nine tralght against minor league foes >efore the Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association dumped them :Wlce over the weekend. SHERMAN. Tex., April 12. W)— The St. Louis Browns, who have been thriving on minor league opposition, moved . Into this North Texas city today for a one-day stand. Southpaw Bill Kennedy was scheduled to hurl against the Slier- inan club. The Browns won thler fourth straight game yesterday nt the cx- uensc of Wichita Falls of the Big State League, 11-3. Red Einbree hurled the full nine Innings. St. Louis banged out 16 hits including homers by Paul Lcliner. Andy Anderson and Bob Dilllnser. •Y' AUn's Softball League to Organize Organisation ot the Blythevllle "T" Mert'a Softball League will be completed at a meeting scheduled for the "Y" roomi tomorrow night »t r.30. To date, six teams are entered In the loop. They are last, year's champion Sullivan-Nelson nine, the runner-up Ark-Mo Power Co., Blytheville Motor Co., Jaycees, Phillips Motor Co.. and the Razorbncic Inn There is still room for two teams as the league traditionally has eigli' teams. Representatives from nil teams are expected to adopt playing rules adopt an official league ball and elect officers tomorrow night. ASC Coach Resigns JpNESBOEO, Ark., April 13. Dukt Jacobs has resigned as as sistant football couch at Arkansas State College, effective May 30. HI <aiS his plans are Indefinite. HOUSTON. Tex., April 12. M'(— Ron Noithey may win a regular berth in (he St, ixmls Cardinals outlicld yet. He stepped l»to the lineup last night when Red Schocndlenst who had been playing center complained of a sore back. Ron pounded out n three-run homer, singled and walked as he paced the Cards to « 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. With Nortliey in the outfield, Manager Eddie Dyer could return Schoendienst to second base and the it. Louis outfield would have a more familiar look. Harry Breclicen will hurl for St. Louis in tonight's game against .he Cubs. ATLANTA, Ga., April 12. —Joe McCarthy Is talkitig more freely to Southern (ports writers as he take* his Red Sox home to Boston, but he actually Isn't saying much more than last year. . . . Naturally there'i a lot of Interest here In big Walt Drono, who played for Birmingham last season, and Billy Goodman, a former Atlanta star. .., If Dropo doesn't make good at first base, Ooodman likely will get the Job. . . . But the Red Sox manager won't commit himself too far. "Dropo looks like a slicker; he lakes coaching and Is a real smart youngster," Joe comments. ... As for Goodman, Joe let himself gel enthusiastic once to this extent: "There's a player who could getup on new year's morning and be ready to play ball." ... Ted •Williams, who claims he's shooting for the batting title rather than the home tun ehamploi«h!p, sometimes seems more interested In good fishing spots than In either crown. "I play to drop a Hue Into several spots along the St. Johns River In Florida next spring." says Ted. "1 hcnv the bass fishing Is lerrUlc there." Rlftl Off the Cobb O, Y. Kccler. Atlanta's beloved dean of Rolf, likes to tell about the lime he look Ty Cobb to a tennis match. ... A player thought the umpire had erred In giving him a point and "Ihrew" the next one. After explaining the situation, Kccler ssked. "Ty, what would happen In n ball game If a «> n " slid into second In a cloud of dust and was called safe and then he got «P and argued that he should be out " . . . The belligerent Cobb replied: "There'd be three sudden deaths. The umpire would drop dc«d; the manager would die of apoplexy— but beiore he did he'd take a bat and luinck that player's head oil." I«e»chtree St. Petals OeorBia Tech Is planning a field house that "'" 5e6t 15 ' 000 tor bM ~ kctball—and a team that will fill 11. . . . That's a far cry from the Breaking a tie by winning the third and deciding fall, Henry Harrell and Ellis Uaslitra last night defeated Walter Slrols and Kris Belkai !n the lag match event of th* Legion's weekly mat program In Memorial Auditorium. Harrell and Basliar* took the first fall In 23 minutea and the third In 19 minutes, Belkas and Blrols evened the score after Ihe first go-round by taking the second fall in 20 minutes. In the one-fall prelims, Bashara defeated Slrols in 15 minutes and Belkaa pinned Harrci) In 10 minutes. Sid Gordon It ton* Major Ltagutr Living Up to Home Run Reputation lUlph RetfMI ( YORK, April lJ-On-«W the ton* major IMHU* Kansas State May Us* First Negro Player in History of Big Seven MANHATTAN, Kn.i,, April 12. (/!") —Harok' Robinson, 195-i»\md center, niH) r lx> Ihe first Negro lo piny In Gig Seven conference footbnll. Conch Rnli>li Ornlinni snld Uio Mnnliattni), Kns,, youlh npiicnrs (lie bc,<t among Uio miters nnw work- In^ out nt Kniisus Slulo Collie. "Until the nig Seven inukcs n rtc- IliuK; ruling uK'Unsl II, Kansas Stale will use colored men providing they arc uble to muko tho Icnms,' GmhEiin said. The Bitf Seven conference, formerly Die BlR Six. hns hurt nn im- wrJKrn policy rc.itrlcllns athlellc sqnnds of the schools. In recent yours, student protests luivc Increased iiKiiinsl the policy. Gi'Liham snld ho expects little or 110 trouble If Robinson is wed In conference ponies. He sulrt the home teams »IU "decide the .matter" If Robinson U on Ihe'sqnnd for games sway from Mnnlwttatt. Engineers Ask More funds tor Arkansas Washington U. Baseball Team to Play Raxorbacks rAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 12. (If)— The University of Arkansas was to send a veteran team against Washington University In today's baseball opener for the Razorbacks. Only shortstop Louie Schaufele of Little Hock and Catcher Bob Williams of Billings, Mo., both sophomores, are non-lettermen. A second game between the two teams will be played tomorrow afternoon. Tech Trims Teachers CONWAY, Ark., April !2. IH'}~ Arkansas Tech trimmed Arkansas State Teachers, 4 to 3, In an Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference baseball game here yesterday. Tech Southpaw Charles Rlchisoi stemmed a Teachers rally in the ninth after the defending champi had pushed across two run». Read Courier News Want Ads. ATLAt&A, O»., April 13. W|— Connie Mack, 66-year-old manager of the Philadelphia Athletlct, one diamond strategist who ta not losing any sleep over hl» opening pitching selections.' Mack announced yesterday that Dick Powler, veteran righthander, will handle the mound chores against the Washington Senators at the nation's capital on April II, Lou Brisste, southpaw sophomore, will be on the hill when the A'« open their home season the next day against the Boston Red Sox. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 12. &P|— Schoolboy Rowe isn't ready to quit baseball just yet. The Philadelphia Phillies pitcher revealed yesterday he lud turned down an offer of J14.500 a yc»r to act as a good-will ambassador for an automotive concern and would remain In baseball—at least another year. The Phils came here today for a two-game scries with the Cincinnati Reds. days Tug Wilson tells about when they staged the first NOAA court tournament In basketball-minded Ilffhotx and he had to jjo around to fraternity houses "peddling" free tickets to make sure thcre'd be any c»wd a,t all. ... Wlilard Nixon, former Auburn (linger now with the Louisville Colonels, admits he never pitched liigli school baseball became nobodv would play hi* team If he was thi> hurler. He had lo play second and the outlleld. You can'l convince folkj around here that there'. 1 ; a "recession" in the sports business—not after those 41,000 customers lor the two DodgerB- Cnickeri exhibitions and ,tlie record turnout for the Mailers golf. WASHINGTON, April 12. I/I 1 )— Army Engineers liavc asked a Senate committee to restore *7,360,0001 cut by the House from budget estimates for flood control projects In the Arkansas River basin. The budget requests lotnlod $ 1)0,000 for the 13 months beginning July 1. The House reduced tho fig urc to $21,750.000. LI. Col. H. C. dee lold the Bonnie. Appropriations Subcommittee on Army civil functions tlmt completion of the comprehensive basin improvement plan will prevent thrce- fourthi of the 120,000,000 annual flood loss. NEW Gordon la th« !ort« home run hitter up to his reputation this spring. Socking Sldnty, on* of 17 playirs who hit 20 or more homeri lut year, has belted 11 out of the park for the New York QlnnU In this conditioning period. The Glunt third gaseman, who nil 30 home run* latt year, haa nit two lor the circuit in one game three times In exhibition games. Gordon's teammate, Johnny Mice, wlio tied Pittsburgh'! Ralph Klner for the league crown at 40 each last yenr, has sockid five In grapefruit league competition. He got four last xprlng. Klner has three homers to his credit, Including a grand slam poke. 8lan Muslal, who. whalloperl 39 homers for the at. Louis Cardinals In 1048. also has lilt tlie Jackpot only three times so far. Hank Bauer, the Cincinnati mauler, has nlammed Ihree homers, quite it drop from nla pace of last summer when he connected for 36. Joe Dlmagglo, who led Ihe Amerl- cnn League In home runs with 30 last year, still Is looking for Rls first 19W home run. The New York Yankee- star, however, has lien shnrklcd with n heel Injury and his performed !nfreno.uently. Cleveland's Joe Gordon, runnerii! to UlMngsio In the homo run i' l>y with 32. has whacked four out o! the lot In pre-senson piny. Clordon'i tramnmtc, Ken Keltncr, who hi 31 four-baggers last year, has ouh Uvn to his credit. Hoston's Tec Williams, who produced 29 In 'i also hns found the promised lam only twice this spring. fn contrast to the. poor showing of the league's top muscle men Is the amazing slugging feats of Roy Snmlley, lanky shortstop of tile Chicago Cubs. Snmlley Li Manager Onnrley i hum's leading light with ten homers. Smnlley found the range only four times In 124 regular jenson games In 1848. Exhibition Baseball Results Mr U» AMOckted fret* St. Louis (N) 1 Chicago (N) 1 (night) t Cincinnati (N) U Montgomery (BEL) i) New York (A) B Dkllaa (TL) 6 St. Lculi (A) U Wlchlla Fulls (BSD 3 Cleveland (A) « New York (N) 3 Baltimore (ID 3 Boa ton (N) 2 Detroit (A) 8 Memphis (SA) I, 13-lnnlng tie (Other gtunu cancelled, rain) ~BLVTHEVILLE'S ONLY Memphis Picked To Win Southern Association Flag ATLANTA, Afrit U. WV-On three Southern A-r^flTn tu tell Uuu will flfor* to th* IMI pennant no*—llfoitofc, Attont* and New OrleM*. Of UM ttn* Memphl* U the ttrongMt; , That'j th* opinion of *porU wrt> ten and bM«b*n offleUl* In a prt-eMMB poU. MemphU finished thr«t back o( Naahvill* In th* 1M* Fifty three vo 1 *. want to Mnn- phls for flrat place, 41 for AtUnt4 and 4« for New Orle«n». TtM Bte< mlngham Barons will be th* fourlll team In the tint divlaiott om tb< strength of at rotcc. Picket- for th* xeood were Mobile, UtU* Rock. and Chattanoota, In tbi* ALL WHITE THEATRE. Show BUrU Weekday! 7:0t p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Continue** iliawlng from ItOU p.m. EVERY TUKSDAV IB SCKKKN-'I'hS'l NIUH1 Bill Legalizing Clause It Pigeonholed WASHINGTON, April 11. (ff The Houne liitcr«inl« commerce Committee postponed Indetlnltely the .scheduled hctvvhiK LhU week or proposed legislation to legnllte reserve Tuvsday 'LET 'EM HAVE IT" with llruce Cabul, Hlchard Arlen, and Vlrclnia Bruce AUo Short RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. l-sst Time Today Wednesday & Thursday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "JOE PALOOKA, CHAMP" with Leon Errol and Jo« Klrkwood 'SAPS AT SEA" with Stan Laurel and purer Hardy Alia Short Warner Neva »•* Sheet Wednesday A Thursday "THUNDER IN THE PINES" with Geor'M K«CTM and Marlon ItUrtia Newa and Corned; U. of A. Golfers Lose FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April U. (IP)— Arkansas lost to North Texas state at golf here yesterday. The advantage was 5-3 for the Texans. The Razorbnck golfers meet Southern Methodist here today, Nn More Free Clmw TRAVERSE OITY, Mloh. (UP)— With food prices joomlng, municipal Judge.! here have decreed a bread nnd watv diet for vagranl.n who court arrest for a fow good meals, ' • Wins Chesapeake Trial HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., April IZ.-W'i—The Plncher won the Chesapeake trial, beating four Kentucky Derby eligible.!—Commodore Lea, Ocean Drive, Roman Way and Full Speed. Read Courier News Want Adi. THERE'S NO SERVICE LIKE ~JtaAA. SERVICE For Any Make Car! NEW Box Optni WeeV l)»yi 7iOO p.m. fitliatt tf*lurd*y A Sunday Sal-Sun. I p.m. Cont. Showtai Manila, Ark. •bom EVEEX MIGHT Box Office Opens at 7 Week N'lghtl Matinee Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. with continuous nhnwln|. Tuesday "BOSTON BLACKIE'S CHINESE ADVENTURE" with Chester Morris, Richard I.ane, and MeyUa Wednesday, Thursday Tuesday "PARDON MY SARONG" Bud Abbott, Lon Costtlln Alio Bhort* Wednesday & Thursday "SO THIS IS NEW YORK" Henry M«n»n RuSy Vallee Hugh Herbert Alio Shorts Vis, IT'S A TACT! When it comes to friendly, dependable service for any make car, you can't beat the craftsmen in your Nash 10 Point Select Dear's Service Department. These skilled mecnanics have a real "feel" for automobiles... can get to the root of troubles quickly and fir them right the first time. At their disposal are a batlcry of the finest icientific tools and equipment in town , . . especially designed for accurate diagnosis and speedy repair work. That'« another TCi " 0 ?,. w hT your car ii delivered "on time" •nd "in thap«" when you bring it to your friendly Nash 10 Point Select Detlir. \Vhcihcr you need x lubrication, * minor adjustment or a major overhaul, you'll find (here's no service like Nash service. And that'i true no matter what make or model car you drive. Tomorrow, get acquainted •with the Nash 10 Point Select Dealer nearest you. Drive in where you see the familiar "Nash Service" sign... your guarantee of finer service for any make car. THEATER LEACHVILLB , ARKANSAS. 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