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MONDAY, APITTL 18, 1949 BUYTIIKVIL1.E "(ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE MINI Baseball Begins Reign Today As Four Teams Open Season; Others Start Play Tomorrow HEW YORK, April 18. lift— Tile big league baseball season opens — Joday with prospects of a six-team jumbo'ee In the National and a ".Boston-Cleveland race In the American. Only four teams see action this afternoon in the first of the douulr opening programs, but all 16 will be busy tomorrow—Hie lust full schedule day. + • President Harry Truman will be present to watch Washington tangle with Philadelphia A's in. the customary Griffith Stadium opener a day before the rest of the American League. A crowd ol about 31,000 is expected. Boston also gets a special opening day for its National League champion Braves. Tomorrow Is Patriot's Day In Boston. That always cr.Us for a doublchcader. As the Braves did not want to open with a double they received permission for an early starter with the improved Philadelphia Phils. Some )5.000 are expected. Most of the experts, and managers, too. think the Braves are for a tough battle from Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and St. Louis but only Cincinnati and Philadelphia are counted out. Keller Gels Call Manager Lou Boudreau'.s Cleveland Indians wtR lead with Bobbj Ffller, against the St. Louis Brown's 'Lefty' Truman Has Both Arms In Fine Shape WASHINGTON. The presidential pitcher since William Howard Tafl hns bolli arms In dandy shape for the 1049 sea.son. H. Truman, P.. was scheduled to throw out the first bull todny Ihe Washington Nationals -square off with the Philadelphia Athletics (at 2 p.m. CST). The ambidextrous President Truman ts believed to be the only righ or left handed pitcher In big ICIXB ue history. And, according to Morris A Beallc, a local historian, he is mos and Ned Garver at Sportsman's Park tomorrow in their first game. p. The Boston Red Sox, eager to get J*way to a better start than last year, pry off the lid at Philadelphia against the Athletics. Ed Lopat, the chunky southpaw who has a reputation as a slow starter, ge 1 ' the opening assignment al the Yankee Stadium tomorrow against Sid Hudson, whose spring work for Washington has been outstanding. The stadium crowd of some 50.000 probably will be tops for the nine openers. It is expected that the two-league total todny and tomorrow will be about 280,000. Newhouser to Face Gettel Detroit may match the Yanks' 50.000 when Hal Newhoitser opposes Chicago's Al Gettel or Randy Giim- pret in Red Rolfe's managerial debut. After the Phils-Braves opener today, the National League swing? Into full schedule tomorrow will: New York at Brooklyn, Pittsburgh at Chicago, St. Louis at Clncinnat and the doubleheadcr between the Phils and Braves. Hurt Shotton will give lefty Joe Hatten the opening assignment a- galnst the Giants. Larry Jansell . Durocber's only dependable pitcher ^•j-ill face Hatten. St. Louts probably will use Red Munger against Cincinnati's Kei Rnffensherger at Crosley Field. Rip Sewel, who has won nin straight opening panics. Is Bi] Meyer's likely Pittsburgh startc against Dutch Leonard, the Cub' Knucklcr. DiMoq to Watch New York Mates Open 1949 Season BALTIMORE, April 18 <*P) — Joe DiMag^io—sore heel and a.1,—e pect.s to be In New York iomorrc whtn his Yankee mates open thci 1949 biisebnll season. I3fn^tor George E. Bennett, who 1 been treating the $lGO,000-a-yea outricldei at Johns Hopkins Has pital, said la-st night his patient i "doing very well." Ho declined, however, to sa whether x-ray treatments for ca! cum: deposits in the right lice would be discontinued here and re aumed in New York after Joe arrive there tomorow. Th« veteran slugger came to Ba timore last week after complaining of severe pain when he tried to run hard In a pre-season exhibition game. A similar ailment required an operation on his.other heel . year. ONE '£ BY CROWD Mullen Looking Good Travelers Sweep Memphis Series Rocks Pound Chicks 17-9 for Third Win; Pels Nip Bears Twice Wv llir AftKiH OJXMI iliile effective. Bealle camps at the ball par! .irliig each opening game, am akes scientific notes on president .1 pilches. The notes make sorr lading. The fact is, voters, that rarcl o we pick a president who is wort whoop as an opening game ball irower-outer. Taft, who was a pretty fair am- eur baseball player in his younger mmer days, could throw a bill! i the bee line. And Mr. Truman an throw a high, hard one. 'His follow through Is perfect," ays Bealle admiringly. But Wilson, Harding. Coolidge nd Roosevelt—. Says historian Bealle: "They all used the bean bag lance of a bloomer girl dchuarUe." Bob Mullen, the rltle-anned pHcher-ontnelder of In.sL your 1 * niythc- ille Chicks, is faring quite well ns a relief hurlcr wilh the Arktmsus Tccli • .Yonder Hoy nine ,n his freshman year. Hob joined the Tech sqtuul «s' rtychusei, but veteran gardeners forced him to Hie bench and K looked if he was destined to the dugout for the entire season until Coach aymcmd (Rabbit) Burnett gave him a chnnce oti the hill a couple )f weeks ago. In his first appearance as a reliefer, Bob worked thf Innings aR;iiml Mcmticello A. & M. anil gave up only one hit. Then Uisl week he was called on for a relief stint against the OuaclilU Tlgi-rx, He yichlcd a pair of runs In the lifth Jinilug but seltled ilouu uflvr that and blanked the Tigers on one hit for the remaining four frati\cs. lie Rot credit for the w hi In both games anil after those two performance* It looks like he may be Jtlvrn the Job as the Wonder »uys' No. 1 relief hurler. And Koontz and Elliott, Too And there are R couple mote ex-RHS nthletrs that are winning Iho praises of the Tech coaching slafT, Billy Bob Klltoil nml Lloyrt Konnu. KDIuU, \vlio played a good flank for the Chick grldders in 1941, lettered as a xuard for the Wonder Boys last ACM)son niut Cunch Burni'lt snys tnat he has the possibilities ol making "one of the tarsi nmtnls. 1 have ever seen." According to Burnett, Billy Hob showed up nicely in Hiring training and may see considerable more service next fall, Koontz. though not doing ns well as Elliott In football. Is making a name for himself in other ways. A stralght-A student at lllythcvllta High School, Lloyd is carrying on at Tech with his good uradex. He Is an engineering student and as a couple of his buddies put It "A 1 * just seem to come natural with him." He's a top-notch .student, Burnclt SHVS. "In fact, he's the only man I have that makes U»e dean's list every semester," However, Koontz seems to be having his troubles in athletics. Several extra pounds added since entering Tech 1ms slowed him down a bit but bolli Burnett and Coach Firman (Nig) Bymnn. Ills old high school tutor, have good hopes for him. "He'll be all right in clue thnc." Hynuin said. Hut In spite of (his blubber, Koontr, is the No. 2 receiver for the Wonder Boy baseballcrs. Sports Roundup •? Hu|h KullerUin, Jr. Sealed Beams for Paragould Bashara, Harrell Seeking Second Mat Win in Row Ellis Bashara and Henry Harrell will be seeking their .second consecutive victory tonight when they tangle with Chris Bclkns and Joe Welch in the tag match event of the LcRion's mat program, in Memorial Auditorium. Al! except Welch appeared on last Monday night's card. Harrell and Ahnrn won two of the throe falls In thr.t match, when Belkas was paired with Walter Si rota. It v:i)l be Belka.s, however, who wHt be looking for a second straight win K the one-fall preliminary bout in which he will meet Harrell tonight. He defeated HarreH in 10 minutes last week. Bashr^ra, who nl s o won hLs opener week, will meet Welch in the olhfr prelim tonight. Starting time for the first prelim Is 8:15. Parap.ould High School, with the aid of the Rooster Club nnd thr I'iiragould. chapter of thr Easl«-i n Arkannai Vuunjc Men's Club. t» ]»!.iutihi K A vast re-modellnj project for Its athletic plant which will Include ai new sealed beam lighting unit, new bleachers rt-soildlnx nf the Tuotball field and repair of track facilities In preparation for re-activation of the sport next year. The new lighting system and bleachers have practically been n.ssnvcri and may be installed by next fall with the re-sodding of the Held nnd repair ol the track facilities getting .second priority. The £ en tad buiun lighting -system should make Harmon Field one of the best lighted high school fields In this section of the state and it will only cost the schoo' -something like $2.000. It seems that the city's immlr.ipally-owncd light company Agreed to Install (he lights i( the school's Athletic Committee would round up S'2,000 as its part of the expense. Which brings to miiul thr question about Haley Field. Wonder what ever happened to Coach Russell Mosley'a request (or a belter system? An OJXMI iliile todny Hiive die Southern As.siu-tiUlon R I'hmu'e to piuirtor the problem of wluu l pt'ned to the Memphis Chicks ant! tl»- Little HlK'k TrilVflei'll. 'I'ti0»e teams have tan -KM Hirer I 1 Inii-s.. Little Rock, n leum llshlly regarded In pre-sei\xun I'MUiR.s, won Hi! three over the pennant-favored Chicks. The Mucks .swept the series yesterday by smothering the Chicks As 11 iTsiill I IIP Tnn'i-lers nil- in (list place mid the only li'iun which hnsn'l lulled dofetil, 'flu'fo more Trnveler-Chlck en- KiiHenu'iUs. bcBlnniiij nt Memphis Tui'Mluy night, will lie wnleheil wllh special Interest. They limy iteler- mlne '.vliai Is wrouu with a tenin which looked ,sn pood on paper or If LHllr Hock simply 1ms more than expected. Other Knmos in the second round of opc-nrr.s Tuesdivy will hr Illr- mliiljlmm ill Allanla Mobile i\t New Orlrnni; ami clinltunnogH nl. Niiah- vllle. IliK-kt; Shinv I'nwer 'I'lic story of (he lalrM Memphis detciil is rouiut In Hit hit column for little lioi'k. Kvcry Triiv but vo cot nl lens! two hits. Hnnforrt ot IhhiKs .slnrled I.lllle Itock's •ny with a flint ItmliiR homer •lilrh coniKrit three inns. Center '(elder Johnny Grlcc kept t otnK wllli lour hits which produc- d us tunny runs. One Grlee hit wild nolhe- home run, two were trl;)lc.i .ml one n single. Rookie Art. McConucll became lie third Traveler pitcher to go he route. The New Orlenus Pelicans luor .hnn squnred thliiRS with Mobile vlth n doiiblchender victory. 13 nd <-0. Mobile won the Alabama opener Saturday. Nnshvllle nlso rcpnld clmUnnnoK wice-fl-4 nml 7-1— after Chnltn ooBa won the first game of Ih year, Tlie other Sunday mine wns Al Innta's fl-o victory over BtinihlR nflcr losing two straight to the Barons. Bandit King Seeks Blaze Destroys Rule of Italy by Most of Madison Series of Duels Business District Reservoir of Skilled Labor {or Dixie Planned NEW ORLEANS, April 18 '/n— Creation of a reservoir of skilled manpower for the south is the objective o! a meeting here Thursday and TYiday. It wi!l be the flr»t annual Southern states Apprenticeship Conference To participate are some 300 representatives of management, labor education and state and federal governments. Delegates are expected from Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama. Florida, Georgia. Mississippi. Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and south Carolina. Suit over Cash Funds To Be Aired Wednesday LITTLE ROCK. April 18. OTj— Arguments In the lawsuit challenging constitutionality of the cash funds of state agencies will be heard by Chancellor Prank Dodge here Wednesday. Representing the state will be Attorney General Ike Murry and two members of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, H. S., El Dorado, and W. W. Sharp, Brinklcy. State Rep. James A. Glpson of Saline County, filed the suit. He Is attacking expenditures from the funds and alleRcd that such money should be appropriated by the legislature. He will be represented by Kenneth Coffelt of Benton. Famed Jewish Leader In Critical Condition NEW YORK, April 18. M'I—Rab- bi Stephen s. Wise, world famous Jewish leader, continued in critical condition today at Lenox Hill hospital. Hospital officials said Dr. Wise responded to treatment during the night, but there was no essential change in his condition from yesterday. t Dr. Wise. 75, entered Die hospital March 30 for an abdominal operation, His condition yesterday was somewhat improved. ROME. April 18. <tl'\— Salvalore Giuliani), Sicilian bandit king, has | challenged 10 members of the Italian government or their delegates to a "duel to (he death." Survival — and control of the government— would be the prize. "If I win." said Gluliano In a letter to the newspaper Giornale dl Sicllla, "I will take over Hie government of Italy. If I lose, It will be the end of me." Giuliano said be wants lo fight the government's men one at a time. The bandit chleftalr did rot. Indicate a choice of weapons. Giornale di Sicilla said his letter ended with jibes at police methods of trying to capture him. Dog Catcher's Pooch Nabbed by Assistant LONG BEACH. Calif.. April 18 OPi—It was dot: pound employe Willi?.m Gilbert's big chance. Dog Catcher Lisle got sick yesterday Ho asked Gilbert to take over. Soon. Gilbert got a report on the stray dog wandering around don-n- town He bagged the dog and brought H back to the pound. The dosr was Wright's. It'll cost the dog catcher the usual $2 to redeem the pooch. Child Health Day Set By Truman for May 1 WASHINGTON, April 18. I/Pi— President Truman ha.s proclaimed Sunday, May 1. to be Child Health Day. Ills proclamation Invited all citizens and agencies "interested In the physical and mental well-being of children" to consldei on thiv day how best to promote program or child health. BLYTHEV1LLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Seats on Sale a1 the Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday Monday, April 18 ADULTS 50c — CHILDUKN )5c Starring time 8:00 Box SEATS 15c EXTRA TAG MATCH Stranahan Injures Ankle in Golf Meet VIRGINIA BKACH, Va., April 18. M'l — AnuUcur f-lniik Slraiiahan wnlked with a limp today as he Iced off ftgnliiEt jirofeulontl Bobby l>ocke In an 18-hole playoff for Federal Agency to Buy Yellow fine at Auction MEMPHIS, April l»_(*>_Th« Army-Navy Southern Lumber Purchasing Agency will buy nearly tt,- 000,000 feet of yellow lumber »t-• NEW VOifK, April IB (a-i —Look.i likd basketball doublclietulers will be a double headache In Philiidcl- pliln next winter...Temple, Ui Sulle and SI Joseph Imve been the home loams for several years, playing on Wednesday nnd Satiii'dny nlnhl.v Now Prim and Vlllanovx hnvc hooked uii la put on twin bills In I'enn's Piilc.ilrft on SMurday.i mul thn professional Warlor.i ulso arc Ihinklug I pl.'iyniK nl home ott Sitttirdi , .Til* 1 Toiii'tinnicnt of Chnmplou.s III -111111- Ms llnnl Indoor flghl show t MnnhnlUin Center May 4... fli'r (hat, T. of C. officials s«y hrv'H concentrate on Ihe "Mwo or linn 1 " blK outdoor shows they're illuming this summer. Their pliui.s ,> huluile a hcnvy-welglil t'll- iiiMiilinu louviiament. singed wllh he lilen Hull the New York Cnin- iilK.~Hm won't rccoifiilze. the nev; '. A. clmiglp. . .Hill one man who i.sunll i knows Ihe score in bojiln^ uv* It's a good bet lhat Ihe T. ot :. won't KI- through with thr Tony '.iile-MiirccI Ccrdiiu .wrap Unit Is Jo. I mi It.; list Tills lime you x''t •our chotre wilhoul paying your I lie lolcdo, o.. star Injured lil»' left fool In one of ycstci dixy's rounds when he .slipped and fell on n lilllnlde. He revealed his foot wns swollen jilslil. Ktraniilmn Ankd he did not know how Ihe Injury would affect his name, but H wns not regarded as 5PI iOUS, Ktrttniihaii and Ixickc, the South Afrlcnii pfo. rlnl5lic<l the reifillfUlim ole toui lininent yesterday In Jl slrokr.s, six under 'par. to »0 d«y« m»» b« d«UnniiMd th« auction. HOW THEY STAND Yesterday's Results l)ii/7V Vunre wivx cntllus up n few irhrfi. il> lli«: DodRers' camp Ihls vprlnr, wlnii .someono rrt'ixlU'd how he inrit to strike out RoKcr.s 110111*- svilh i> oonslclerablc defircc ul iilnrUy. ..Old Dax ngrocd hf illil il well UKJilivil I he linjiili iini 1 that he 1'ad been QHeslioncd Iic- qucullv about Itornsby's wwiknc.v ..."I'd nhviiys .sny sun- he Inul t wcnkre.^.v" DnyJEV expluhied. "Afte you ncl two strikes on him. pllcl iilm rlphl Inside iiround tlio kucri and he'll never hit II. ..Thr mil; trouble 11 RCltliiK the twn Mriki's.' A Neat 'I'li'k When Joidun Ollvm-, iww I/iyol: (Ifin Miiicle.'i) football conch, kep his .'Hiiad overtime one day rturiu spring drills, he explained apolo«i>ll cally Ihnl his vviitch hud Moppr ...A few day.s Inter n couple i nlun.nJ vvulked Into Ollv'ur's ofllc aim prefcnled him a brand watch which tmisl have set sonnx>n buck a cotlple I'.undi'ed bucks... Now Jordan Is wondering wluit (he alumni would do If he romplntiied Unit his lef| linlfljiirk kept stopplnn a l<w ynnls away from llu? goal lino. THEATER LEACHVILLE , ARKANSAS. STARTING TIME w.tkdiji: I;M * I:M T. M. lium., * SumUr! 1 P. M. Wltk Conlliueui IkcwiBf Opeui 6:4r>—Sturlii lil.S Last Time Todiiy "THE NOOSE HANGS HIGH" Hull Aliltott, l.ou Oitcllo Short* nml .Sp,[;.l. Omplrr H ol -tollUOK (iKNTKV l.*sl Tim* Today "SNAKE PIT" with OllvU d» HaviUBi, M>rk 8U»IU. »4 C>lf»t« Holm N'awi, Cirlofm, * fkwi Tuesday "THE BIG CLOCK" with R»J MIIUM, Ch«rl«» Ijiu(hton, And Mnurven O^tlliTaa Khort «nd Holl^wMd SCTMH Teit Nl(bl Tuesday "GLAMOUR GIRL" Virginia drey Michael Ihlane (iphr Krupa mill |I|K nrclie^lrit Xrrlnl: OhiiiUiT H of "HKIICK RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. MADISON. Ark., April IB— (/Tt— lost of the Madi.son business dlst ct was destroyed yesterday by re that started while many res ents were attending church. N ne "was reported hint. George Trusty, chief of police at ,carby Forrest City, said II buikl- ngs were burned. Only about three tores and the post office were re- lorted left standing. Fire trucks from Forrest City vere called. But efforts were ham- ercd by lack of water in this small own. SDUTHEIIN I.F Won Little nock 1 Hnir.l'i'ihiim 2 1 1 \ I 1 0 Nashville Nrw Orleans Cllntl" nooga MlanU ... .. Mnbilf 1/xsl 0 1 1 I 7 1 3 3 !>ct. 1.000 Ml .fi'17 M3 Itate Congressmen To Address Meeting SHRBVEPORT, Ijl., April 18 tat — Registration began this morning 'or sojne 500 delegates expected here 'or a two-day meeting of the Red River Valley Association. Early arrivals, bu air from Washington nlghl. were Rcprc.icntii- tlves Hoyd Tackctt nnd Oren Hurrk of Arkansas. Both were to address the convention this afternoon. Today's Games Southern I.rii^nr L/llr Rock 17, Memphis 9 N.w Orleans 13-4, Ntobilc 1-0 Niishville 9-7. Ohntlrtiiooga <-l Ailniila 9, Birmingham 0 Major I,r»nu« IKililliltlon) Brooklyn (N) 9, New York (Al 4 New York (N) 8, Cleveland (A) 3 Ita.ton (Al 4, Boston IN) 3 Ditroit IAI 4. Pltlsbursh (Nl 2 St tx>llls (N) 7. SI, Louis (Al 4 Iiullnnnpolts <AA( S. Cinclnnall (Kl 1 Rnltimorc I ID S, Wushinglon (A) 1 Ph hideluhia IAI 5. Phlladclphln IN) ? Chicapo IN) v* Chicago (A) cmi- crlleil, rniu Arkansas Tech Athlete Assigned to Minor Nine RUaSELI.VILl.E. Ark., April 18 Ifl'i—Wilson Kcll. of Iinhoilen. Ark.. Arknusns Tech alhlclc, Is to report llil> week lo the Sun club nf I he class G California RUte Baseball League. Kcll. \vlio played short, pllchec! several Rinnes and batted .400 nt Tech lust spring, signed with the Boston Red Sox and wns scut (o Kl Pnsn o[ thp Texns-Arl/onn t.cft lasl- sunnncr. playing third, he wiis in 10 games and hit .285 for the third pluce Kl Pnso team. Kell, nil uncle o[ t>etroil's George Kcll, nlso played football and hns- kelbiill nt. Tech before signing i . pro contract. He pluns to retiln liere this fall to continue his physical education studies. Read Courier News Want Ads NEW Boi tljn-ns Week lu.i 1:0(1 p.n. Mulkntc Saturday Ai bundaj at.-Sun. I p.m. CunL 8liuwui| Manila, Ark. Hl.uwi tVtKV MUH1 Monday ft Tuesday "STATION WEST" with Dirk Fowell mnd Janfl Gr««r Warner New* and fh«ri l.nsl Time Today 'Man from Colorado" uilh (iluiin Ford anil Wllliiim Ilnlden Al»n Shtirl Tuesday 'Manhattan Ang«l" Alxo Sliorlfl KEY PARTS OF Read Courier News Want Ads I TRUC lrofit»W« lon-milei H«« pencl nn r«liih]c truck Meering, spruigs jiul hr^kej. Check (lie four item! jhown here zgninjt )'fnir truck p.-vrt needs now. And check our complete slncki of Internalional- Approved pirls »nd accessories when you want lo h« sure of depencUhilily tnil fair price. Tor truck maintenance, too — service performed hy Inlernun'orial (rained experts — rniki a dale wich u* today. B LYTHEVILUE* ONL ALL WHITE THtATPE. Shnw SUrl. 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