The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1951 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 16, 1951
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FAGB SIX (ARK.)' COURIER KEWf THURSDAY, AUGUST 1«, 1MH Chicks to Begin Grid Drills Monday Mosley to Start Issuing Equipment Tomorrow; Two Sessions Daily Scheduled BT GEORGE CLARK (Courier New* Snorli Editor) The Chicks will tote out the football equipment Monday to begin three weeks of conditioning before the opening of the 1951 high school grid Reason. And Coach Russell Mosley Is ex-* pccting a "fairly large" turnout to i answer his initial call for gridiron talent. He'll sound his lirst call tomorrow when he begins Issuing equipment Coach Mosley ahnounccd yesterday that he will start issuing equipment to line candidates tomorrow. Linemen will draw equipment from 10 n.m. to 12 noon and' 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow with the backs to draw equipment during the same hours Saturday, Coach Mosley stated that until the 1951-52 school term begins, practice sessions will be held twice daily* one in the morning and one In the afternoon. The first session is scheduled for 9:30 a,m. Monday with the afternoon session to get underway at 3:30. With the revival of the school's "B" program the Chicks are expected to have one of the largest first-day turnouts in the history of the school. The "B" grldders will spend the first few days train- Ing with the varsity as the newly- hired "B" team coach. Gene Newman, will not report (or duty until later this month. Coach Mosley satrt that it has not been determined whether a call for junior high school talent will be sounded Monday or not. The school has not hired a junior coach •to replace Earl Sabler who resigned several weeks ago nnd W-B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools, Indicated yesterday that he does not expect a junior coach to be hired until after practice has started. Applications Received He said that he has received sev- tral applications for the Job but that so far the right man has not been found. Among the ChEck candidates expected to report for opening drills are 11 lettermcn from last year's state championship team. Among the*e are Johnny O'Brien* the lanky junior halfback and Donald Gentry, the diminutive speedster who Is expected to alternate between both halfback post*. Mel Hay, the Chicks' hot shot passer and triple threat back, Is also expected to be on hand for the opening of drills as 1& Montrce Holland, the six-foot, five-inch, IDS pound center of Iftat yenr and Xjarry Lunsford the' Tribe's big tackle . Other starters from last year's •quad who wiH be beck this y^ir ars Mack Hay, an end; tackle Quincy Hodge and guard Bill Mayo. Other returning lettermen are backs Charles M a y, and 0 a r 1 Brown; and linemen M. I*. Criner, John Hornberger, Meek KooncjG »nd Fred Abbott. Memphis Beats Barons in Pair Double Defeat Hurls Skidding Birmingham; Rocks, Atlanta Split By The Associated Press The reeling Birmingham Barons were all but eliminated from the Southern Association pennant picture lust night by a pair ol slick Memphis lefthanders. Mnrv Rothiatt and Dlclc Llttlc- lleld stopped the Invaders In both halves of a doubloheadcr and threw them seven and a half gamc.s back of pace setting Little Rock. The tiny Rotblatt yielded only four hits In copping the seven-Inning opener, 5-1. Llttlefield allowed six hits and struck out 11 to win the second tilt, 6-1. Little Rock split a pair with At lanta, dropping the first, 4-0, and winning the afterpiece, 10-5. Ne^ Orleans outslueged Nashville, 11-8, and Mobile edged Chattanooga, 6-5, In 15 Innings. Walt Note, veteran Atlanta left- hander, blanked the leading Rocks on two hits in the first game to snap a personal five-game losing streak. He allowed only one Traveler to reach third In racking up his first success since July 8. The second game was a different, story. The front-runners ended their runless skein by slamming Art Fowler lor four runs in the fifth Inning. To salt It away, they raked Nothe—back [or an encore—and Jce Reardon for four more in the eighth. Dutch McCall went the distance for the Travs and picked up hLi 15th victory. The deepest sounding recorded in any of the Great Lakes was In Lake Superior at a depth of 1,290 leet. Rams Trounce Redskins 58-14 LOS ANGELES. Aug. 16. fAP)- Thcre was undisguised Joy In th> camp of the Los Angeles Rams today and the Washington Redskins must be suffering from some sor of shock after absorbing a 58-1' whipping last night. The two National League football rivals met In an exhibition game, the sixth in their pre-season series, and one unreeled before 91, 985 fans In Memorial Coliseum. The way thfi Rams ran and passed thi 'Skins into submission gave a largi Idea of what may follow when tin real shooting starts in the loop thi fall. Kilowatters Move Up In Paragould Tourney Ark-Mo'8 Ktlowatters were scheduled to play the Jaycees ol Para touM ki a teml-final game of the Norlheast Arkansas invitational soft ban tournament at Paragould tonight. Tha Kilowatters moved Into the »em!-flnal round by downing the Burnett Hudson Facemaxers 8-1 In l quarter-final match last, night. It was the Pacemakers' second game of the night. In an earlier contest they doxvned Paragould's Roland Motor Company team 4-1 with Charles Cook doing the hurl- Ing. Harvey Dorrls pitched three-hit ball for the Kitowattcrs in the second game. The Pacemakers' only run wns scored by Ditcher Jack ed on an error. Should the Kilowattera win ove Ihe Jaycees tonight they will mov to the. finals where they wolll meet the Jonesboro Frolics. A victory also ivould qualify thei for the state tournament as th winner and runner-up of th Northeast Arkansas tourney arc el gible to compete in the stale event. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. Brooklyn . . New York . Philadelphia St. Louts . .. Boston . Cininnati . , Chicago . .. Pittsburgh . .655 .551 .500 .486 .417 .468 .450 .407 G.B. io'/4 16 1814 191-1 20'.v 22'.i 2714 Cleveland . New York . Boston . .. Chicago . . Detroit . . Washington Philadelphia St. Louis . AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. . 72 39 . 10 42 .649 .625 G.R. 2',4 .598 .550 .464 .423 .383 .309 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I, I'd. G.B 48 ANOTHER FELLER—Bob Feller gives his four-year-old son, Marty, the main idea, which is to get plenty of wood on the ball. Feller's falher, Bill, started the C'leveland fireballer pitching when he was nine. (NEA) Luxora Beats Manila 5 to 2 Tiger Nine in Finals Of Monette Tourney LUXORA, Aug. 16.—Luxora'fi Tigers whipped the Manila Jaycees 5-2 a semi-final game of the invi- :alional tournament at MonetLe yesterday afternoon. Bud Lutes kept seven Manila hits well 'spaced to get credit for the victory. He struck out two and walked two. Charley Keller led Lux- orn at the plate with four hits. Bilick led Manila with three safe- lies. The victory moved the Tigers :o the finals where they will play Ihe host Monette team tomorrow afternoon,-—- Luxors-advanced to semi-finals by defeating Light 5-3 In a first round game Monday. Manila got Into the semi-final round by whipping Piggott 7-4 Monday. Congress adopted the Great Sea] Whittle who tripled nnd then scor-11782. of the United States on Js;na 20, Baseball Honors Babe Ruth with A Memorial Day NEW YORK. Aug. 16. If}— Base ball has not forgotten the man whi came to Its rescue in its darkes days. So today, to keep the memory the immortal Babe Ruth foreve green, the foundation bearing hi name is observing a memorial da throughout the nation. Governors of 15 or more state have issued official proclamation designated today as "Let's Go Bat lor the Babe" Day. Play in a major league narks will pause for noment of silence to honor th •eatest home run slugger of then all. A two and a half hour telcvislo program nnd a nationwide radi broadcast will be devoted to tV observance ol Babe Ruth Memori; Day. Rear-End Auto Crashes Cost U.S. Millions NEW YORK «>j—Traffic conges lion in New York City is causin almost 3,000 rear-end collisions p year, 30 deaths, 2,500 Injuries an about 11.000,000 In damages. The figures were compiled by th Greater New York Safety Counc which described the rear-end eras as the "most ccMly and most easi avoided of traffic accidents." The covincil warns motorists th with continued gains In traffic vo urne a proportionate degree of ca should be exercised to malnta safe distances between vehicles. Little Rock . Birmingham . Mobile Memphis . .. Nashville . .. Atlanta . ... Chattanooga . New Orleans . .. 77 .. 10 .. C6 ..65 61 .. 60 .. 52 .. 52 .616 .556 .524 .516 .488 .476 .411 .409 Onrushing Indians Log 13th Straight as Browns Fall 9-4 BT JOE RE1CHLER AnoeUted Prw» Spoil* Writer Nothing and nobody is halting the Cleveland Indians' mad dash to the pennant thes« clays. i Yesterday seemed the ideal day for it. It looked like the right time to stop the runaway Redskins. All signs pointed to it. The Indians were gunning for their 13th victory. Opposing them were the pesky St. Louis Browns who knocked them out of the 1950 flag race about a year ago this time with four straight lickings. On the hill was Ned Garver, who alreday had whipped them twice without a setback this season. And by Manager AI Lopez' own admission, the Indians were "tired and worried." But- the fighting first placers overcame all these obstacles—in a mighty seven-run first inning—to batter Garver Uke he was a second rater, blast the Brownies, 9-4, win their 13th straight, and protect their two and a half fcanie margin over the New York Yankees. Al Rosen's fourth grand slana- tner of the season, which equalled a major league mark, featured the Junior High All-Stars Top Y League Champions 11-8 The all-stars of the Y's Junior High Baseball League scored six runs in the eighth inning to down the league champion Division Street team 11-fl In the league's all-star game at Little Park. The game was deadlocked 5-5*at e end of regulation seven inning ny but the all-stars exploded for i tallies in their half of the extra ning while Division Street was tting three. Freddie Bcechum started'on the ound for the alt-stars but was lieved by Ed Rogers In the fifth, ogers was the winning pitcher. Sammy Lurn started for Division ireet and was relieved by Thomas riffin In the eighth. Lum was the sing pitcher. Clarence Hall was the baiting star ith three out of five hits. Robert Vhke got two for four and Thoas Griffin led the losers with two or five. The all-star game marked the end f the Junior High season. YESTEHDAVS RESULTS National League NCR' York 3. Brooklyn 1 Pittsburgh 1. St. Louis 0 Boston 5, Philadelphia d Cincinnati 1. Chicago o American League Boston 4. Philadelphia 2 Cleveland 3. St. Louis 4 New York 8. Washington 5 Chicago 2, Detroit 0 Southern Association Memphis 5-0. Birmingham 1-1 Atlanta 4-5,,Little Rock 0-10 -Mobile 6. Chattanooga 5 (is innings) New Orleans 11, Nashville 8 TODAY'S GAMES National League Brooklyn at New yorfc St. Louis at Pittsburgh Chicago at Cincinnati night Only gamc.s scheduled American League Cleveland at St. Louis Detroit at Chicago New York at Washington Boston at Philadelphia Southern Association Night Games ' Birmingham at Memphis Litile Rock at Atlanta Chattanooga at Mobile Nashville at New Orleans irst inning attack on Garver. It .vas Rosen's 2lst homer. Yanks Win The runner-up Yankees took at 3-5 decision in Washington; Bos ton's third place Red Sox remained five and a half games out by beating the Athletics, 4-2, in Phila- :.clphia, and Chicago's fourth place White Sox shut out the Tigers In Detroit. 2-0. New York's second place Giants took their second straight from Brooklyn, 3-1, to whittle the National League leaders' margin to 10!= games. Boston's Braves handed the Philadelphia Phillies their fifth straight loss with a 9-0 victory. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh also scored sutout wins, the Pirates blanking the St. Louis Cards, 7-0 and the Reds shading the Chicago Cubs. 1-0. The Indians wrapped up the victory before Garver could retire a batter. They had five runs In when Harry Simpson fanned for the first out. Early Wynn gained his 13th triumph although Steve Gromek came to his rescue when the Browns threatened in the sixth. The win tied Cleveland's longest winning streak set in 1942. Since August 2. the Tribe has beaten W a s h i n g t o n. Philadelphia. St. Louis. Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis again without a defeat. After odays cl&sh with the Browns, the ndians move to Chicago for a five- :ame' series in three days. Yogi Berra and Joe Collins each lammed out four hits to lead the Yankees' 15-bit attack against five Vashington pitchers. Berra drove n four runs with his 18th homer, triple and two singles. Ed Lopat ;ained his 16th win but needed lelp from Bob Kuzava in the eighth. Parnell Wins No. 13 Dom DiMaggio singled twice, scored once and drove in another run to help Mel Parnell register his 13th victory, as 'Ihe Red Sox defeated the A's for the seventh straight time. Saul Rogovln, traded away by the Tigers last May, handcuffed his former mates with five hits as Nelson Fox and Ray Coleman batted In both Chicago runs. Virgil Trucks lost a four-hitter. Wes Westrum and Willie Mays teamed up offensively and defensively to give the Giants their victory over Brooklyn. Westrum's 16th homer followed JL single by May's in the eighth inning to snap 1-1 tie and give Jim Hearn hl» llth victory and first over th« Dodgers as a Giant. A fine running catch and a spectacular throw from centerfielder Mays to catcher Westrum doubled up Billy Cox at home in the first half of the inning. Ted Kluszewski's fourth Inning homer gave Cincy's Ken Raffens- bcrger the nod in his pitching duel with the Cubs' Cal -McLIsh Ralph KIner blasted his 32nd. homer as rookie Bob Friend shut out the' Cards with two hits. Warren ^pahn gained his 14th win and sixth' shutout success, blanking the Phils with eight safeties. Osceo/a Legion Club Hears Edward Barry* Edward F. Barry, president of the Memphis Chicks, last night toM members of Osceola's state champion junior Legion team that "there is nothing wrong with sports today despite the recent unpleasantness that has come out of some of the colleges." Speaking at a banquet given by deavor. Bay Window, Commercial All-Stars Play Tomorrow Champ Takes Over Lead in Jaycee Golf DURHAM, N. C., Aug. 16. OP)— Eddie Merrlns is supposed to swing sissy driver and a sick putter ut he is slill the boy to beat In tie Junior Chamber of Commerce's intfana] junior golf tournament. Why? Because yesterday In Vhe econd round of match play, you tig Eddie putted like Bobby Jones winging Calamity Jane and Eddie itt lib tee shots true and plenty ar enough. For 19 holes James Depiro of Belleville. N..J., carried the defend- ng champion In the best match of he 1951 junior. But he couldn't keep up with Eddie any longer— \ot with the Meridian, Miss., kid >laying some of the finest golf of lis short career. On the 20th hole Merrlns took a ^crambJiup three to win 1-up when Depiro took a four. To get the three Merrins miulc the "greatest golf shot of my life." and then ran down a rugged eight foot putt. The "greatest shot" was a full wedge out of high rough and from under overhanging tree limbs to within eight feet of the pin. All-star teams of the city's two softb^jl . leagues, the Bay window League ahd the Commercial League, meet tomorrow afternoon at Little Park to close officially Blytheville's 1951 softbal! season. The two teams, composed of hand picked players from the two leagues, will clash at 5:30 p.m. In a seven inning affair. It will be the first game of the year between the two leagues. The Commercial League, with Its fast ball pitching, will rule a slight favorite. The Bay Window League is a "slow pitch" circuit. The two all-star teams were picked by the managers of teams In both circuits. The managers were asked to pick an all-opponent squad and trie players receiving the most votes were named to the all-star teams. This afternoon the Bay Window League all-stars were scheduled to the Osceola American Legion Post in honor of the team, Mr. Barry said that sports "still contains character training and discipline that you will need and appreciate a little later. "We who have been in sports for some time know what sports will do for you if you will do It for sports." Mr. Barry challenged the stale champions to give the sport the best they have at all times. "By doing that you are developing yourself to meet the challenge of life through discipline, training, carrying out" orders as well as physical development which will pay the biggest dividend in this game of life." told the group of teen-aged play the league champion Sullivan- Nelson team in the> final game ol the year in that league. Yesterday afternoon the Commercial League All-Stars droppe 5-4 decision to Duro Chrome, champion of that league. Arkies Eliminated DURHAM, N. C., Aug. 16. (API- Arkansas' last survivors in the nm- tlonal junior golf tournament wai eliminated yesterday. Ray Barnes uf Fayetteville. last of a seven-man team, was defeated by Jimmy Branch of Long Beach Qallf., 3 and 1. William Henry Scward, for whom the purchase of Alaska was called "Seward's Folly." vis born June 26, 1801. Osceola Mayor Ben P. Butler served as master of ceremonies for the banquet which served as a sendoff for the Legion team which" left :his morning for Baton Rouge, La., Lo compete in the Legion's regional tournament. Mr. Butler presented each of the players and the team's manager, Billy Beall. with certificates.In lieu of gold baseballs as one pt their awards for winning the state title. He also delivered to Manager Beall gifts given him by the fans. . Also Introduced and making short talks were Joe Applebaum, commander of Osceola's Legion post; Speck McGregor, " commander of Blytheville's Legion post; Dewey Stotte, commander of the Wilson post; Joe Whitley," commissioner of American Legion baseball: Louis George, sponsor of the team; J. p. Friend of Blytheville; W.'Mi Davidson aha Norris Steele-"of Manila: 'Youth' Proves Point In Yugoslav Republic STRUGA. Yugoslavia fAP>—Here in the Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the people—like an acing rooster—grow tougher as they grou older. ( Joslf Belevskl turned 150 years' old recently, still proud of his vig- ' or. Nikola Kratovski, an old crony.' scoffed that Joe was getting old., Naturally, Joe was annoyed, so he challenged Nikola to a footrace at 500 meters. Nikola won. But only by the length of Joe's whiskers, carefully cultivated over the past century. It probably proves thfi old saying that a good young man is faster than an old one. For Nikola Is just a youth —only 70 years old. DEER HEARTS AND GENTLE PUPPIES—Deer and dachshunds can live together in harmony—provided there's plenty of jchow to go around. This happy "family group" on a farm near jBcigen, Germany, proves it. A German farmer found two young t deer, injured and abandoned. He took them home, only lo discover ijthat his pet dachshund had given birth to seven liltlc, long ones. kNow, all nine pets are growing up together. (NEA-Acme photo by ' Staff Photographer Gerhard P, Seiaig.) 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