The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1949 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 19, 1949
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 19, Wats, Phillies Win OpeningGames;AII Teams Play Today By Jaek Hind (Associated Press Sports Wrlttr) The Major League baseball season opens with a full schedule today following surprising early victories by the Philadelphia Phils nnd Wasli- 'Ington Senators. Thanks to Ken Heintzelman, a 33-year-old greybeard, ant) newcomer Clyde Vollmer, the Phils and Senators stole a lap on the field yesterday In the two games played. * — —Heintzelman shut out the favor- _ m II f Football Togs Issued for Kiddie League td Boston Braves, 4-0, spoiling the 1948 National League champions' pennant-raising ceremonies, Vollmer caine through with a ninth- inning single that beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 3-2. Weather liurls Openers Both games on the first ol the double opening programs' were played under poor weather conditions. As a result the crowds suffered. Only 9,195 paid to watch Billy Southworth's Braves hoist their '48 Hag. Some 26,000 Joined President Truman at Griffith Stadium. Chill, damp weather threatens to slice today's crowds. Cincinnati, sold out since Christmas as isual lor Its dale with St. Louis Cardinals, won't be hurt. But the others may. Brooklyn hopes lo crack Us home opening record of 31.648 with the New York Giants as an attraction. ' Chicago may turn out 30,000 to ite If Rip Sewell. winner ot nine opening games, can pitch Pittsburgh to d victory over the Cubs. Sewel. better than ever at 40, is opposed by •nother "kid." 39-year-old Dutch Leonard. The Phils and Braves, who beat the gun yesterday, may top their opening day mark in a Patriots' Day doubleheader. Detroit expects to draw 50,000 lo see Hal Newhouser try to tame the feeble Chicago White Sox. The New York Yankees expect about 40.000 lor their Yankee Stadium opener •gainst Washington. The world champion Cleveland Indians are due to play In Ihe com- parallve solitude o f Sportsman's 'Park against the St. Louis Browns with 15,000 or less In Ihe slands. Connie Mack counts on 25.000 at Shibe Park for the A's first home «tart against the powerful Boston R«d Sox. Challenges Rule HOW THEY STAND Fo'jtbMI equipment was Issued 86 grade school gridders yesterday afternoon Ijy Coach Riixsc]} Moslcy «nu his statr of Blylheville High School student, aides as training In the Cnlckasaw Athletic Club'; annual Grammar School Football League opened. A two-week prc-sciwon period got underway yesterday as! the youlhlul grid hopcluls began preparing for the league's third sen- son. Play In the league .is not expected to begin until next month. Only three teams. Central, Suti- bury ind Lange, were present yesterday for the issuing of equipment l>«t it was reported that the Catholic Grade School will asaln sponsor a team to make the fourth entry In the league. Senior members of last lull's Blylhevtlle HiRh School football team arc rtwUsling Coach Moslcy with the program this year and will serve as coaches for the teams. On hand ycrlcrday to be assigned teams were L. W. FiUhugh, who will coach 1 nnge; George Xenos and Mosc Simon, who will handle the defending champion Sudbury eleven and Jack Ellloit and Dcnnlc Gentry, who were assigned as coaches of Central team. R. B. Hodge will conch the Catholic i;utry i! that school spon.sors a teajn, 1^ was reported. The kiddie program wns inaugurated in Blylheville in the spring of 1017 under the direction of Dil: Godwin who was then coach at Blylheville High School. The program was designed lo familiarize the youns crade schoolers with the 'fundamentals of the sport. Baseball's disputed bonus rule may l.ave its harcifsi blow from Willie Puddin' lleiiii" Jones .above) 1 he .nakcs the grade this season at third base lor the Philadelphia PhllliiM If he makes good it will [••rove ihat two vear.s of playing with •> 'arm clul helps a promising player become a real big leaguer. (AP Wi.'-cpholo.) Little Rock... Birmingham Nashville ... New Orleans Chattanooga Atlanta Mobile Memphis SOUTHERN LEAGUE Won Uosl 3 Pet. 1.000 .661 .667 .687 .333 .333 .333 .000 Darkness Ends Baseball Game by Independents With Score Tied 3-3 Philadelphia Boston . .. St. Louis ,. Brooklyn . New York . . Chicago . Pittsburgh , Cincinnati , NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0, 0 0 0 Pet, 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 The Number Nine independent baseball team, in its first, outing of ',he season Sunday, battled the Stanley, Mo,, nine to a 13-innlng 3-3 tie. The came was called at the end of the 13th inning on account °' darkness. Dec Barger opened on the mound for Number Nine and he was relieved In the fifth by Grover Whittle. The Number Nine team i-s seeking games with other teams in this vicinity. Interested teams should con- tac^ Recce Moore at Number Nine. Belkas,Welch in Legion Tag Matches Chris Belkas nnd Joe Welch out- .mnrtcd Ellis Bashara and Henry iarrcll lo crop two out, of three :alls nnrt take a ta|t match victory n the main event of the American region's weekly wrestling bouts at the Memorial AudUoiium last night. Unable to cope with the rough and umble tactics used by Hanell and its partner. Bashara, Belkas and Welch relied solely on their wits take the final two fails of the joul and cop the victory after dropping the first round. Bashara and Harrcll musclcc thlcr way through the first fal using every trick in the hook to cnp the round in 2(i minutes. Bashara defeated Belkns in 22 minutes with n back breaker and Karrcl turned back Welch four minute. 1 , later with, a bmly pin nfter Helkas and Welch failed to make any head way with their scientific grappling. Welch and Vielkas began their rally In the second fall and quicker thinking proved a Icthel weapon against the underhand tactics applied by the two mcanies. In the second round Bclkas overcame Bashara in eight minutes with kangaroo I kicks and a body pin and Welch lefcatcd Harrcll a minute later with a half Jack knife and body pin. The third fall was by far the roughest of the night an a neat [hick Thinclads Enter Tourney Mosley to Send Track $quad to Jonesboro Friday Blylhovlllc High School's track learn will get Its first taste ol action Friday afternoon when it competes In an Invitational meet on the Arkaitsns Slnte College oval in Jonesboro, Coach Russell Mosley said yesterday. Coach Moslcy stated that Blj'the- villc High School has been Invited to participate in the meet and that he would enter a tcatn id tile event. This will he the Chicks' rirst meel this year nn ( | probably will be their lust before the District Three gathering which is scheduled for Jones 1 - lx>ro probably next week. The Chicks are defending District Three Class A champions. They were awarded the title last year as no other Class A school of the district sponsored a track team. Ike Tomlinson, athletic director at Arkansas State, who will supervise the invitational meet, said this morning that so far live teams, including Blythevllle, have accepted an invitation to compete in the meet and that others may nccepl later this week. Other schools that have accepted arc Newport, Mar- iannii. Walnut Ridge and Hoxic. The meet is scheduled to get underway at. 1 o'clock Friday afternoon with the time trials. The finals of the meet will follow at, 2 o'clock, Coach Tomlinson said. The Chick thinclads have beci lolding daily workouts at Hale for the past three weeks rea- i.vliiR themselves for the coming season. Some '20-odd athletes art seeking positions on the team. Sports Roundup Hngb Fullerioa. Jr. AMERICAS Washington , Philadelphia New York .. Boston . Chicago . .. Cleveland . . Clevelandd . St. Louis ... Detroit . .. LEAGUE W. TJ. 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pet. 1.000 .000 .050 .000 .000 ,000 .000 .000 .000 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE No games scheduled. Bobby Locke Wins Virginia Beach Meet VIRGINIA BEACH. Va.. April ID —OPt--Bobby Locke, the 31-year-old golf star from Johnncsburg South Africa, Is back on his game, he sal( today, alter winning his first, tourn ament since returning to the Unltec tates several weeks ago. Locke cruised around par 69, 1,065-yard Cavalier Country Club yout In 68 strokes yesterday to NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 4, Boston 0. Only game scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 3. Philadelphia 2. Only game scheduled. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night Games— Little Rock at Memphis. Mobile at New Orleans. Birmingham at Atlanta. Chattanooga at Nashville. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Boston (2). New York at Brooklyn. St. Louis at Cincinnati. Pittsburgh at Chicago. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at New York. Boston at Philadelphia. Cleveland at St. Louis. Chicago at Detroit. Cards and Reds Win Gomes in Y Basebcll League PiisJiinp acrass r,\vr> rnn.s in th third inning and one each In 11 5th and 6th. thq Cardinul.s of th "Y' - Junior Hi^li baseball !cagt mninlahied a clean record Satin day L\v defeating the Boll Weevil 4-2. ut Walker Park, Tne Weevils proved to be imcx pccleclly tough with southpaw Cap In:ii Leon Prfvelt striking out batters and allowing only one sa blow. Sonny Garner, hurling for the Cardinals whiffed 13 men and gave up two hits, both in the third frnme when the Weevils scored both iheir runs. The other league fjsimc resulted. in a 9-5 victory for tlic Yarbro Reds over the Wildcats. The winners capitalized or* the breaks of the game in the third inning to rack up 5 runs on two walks, two errors mid hit. Only 'three hits were rcRis- trm) off HIP combined offerings NKW YORK, April 19 (/Pi— Nice lyr- won't finish last in the major agues this season because by edict Ford Prick and Will HarriUgc ley <\11 have to be nice guys this ;LSO;I . . . Even Billy Southworth as beefing mildly about reading rick's litest bulletin, which' not )ly forbids "riding" the umpires ut rnlef out saying anything that ight intimidate an opposing play-. Moreover, Ihe limps can loss a itcher out of the game Just for irowinz near enough to brush a utter back from the plate...Said Joul!iwi>rll>: "the authority of the mpirc is being constantly Incrca- ed, whereas the pitcher is being nbjectf;d to more and more restric- ion.v ".. .Prom the Amc'ricnn Loa- ue .side the Sporting News brings vord 01 Jimmy Dykes' plaintive ileat Ihat coaches can't even call an ipputliiic pitcher by name, let alone i.*e of the fancy names Jimmy :nows...Dykes wants to know if le'.s supposed to applaud when omebndy strikes one of the Athletes out. Even Stephen J. F. McKale, Arizona baseball xmi/h and athletic director, reixjrt.s hat, in a recent ball game between Arizona Stale (Tempe) and San 3iego State, the San Diego third wseman made three straight errors to fill the bases.. .The next batter hied to the same third baseman, vho caimht it for a change, stepped on third and threw to first for a .riplc play.. .Some guys will do any- :hing to make themselves look good. Onc-IMhnile' Sports Page Fiem all report.;. Louisville will be ti one-horse town on derby day ...The one horse will be Olynipia, of course .The Massachusetts Golf Association has founded a Francis Quimet cfddie .scholarship fund, .similcr to the Western Golf Association's Chick Evans scholarships which will send at least three caddies to college every year. One cynic observed: "better teach them to hit the ball. In a few years they'll bn wealthy enough to send the club members to college. 1 ' Dixie League Set for Second Series Today lly I IIP Associatetl Press TJ ,p £CLoiul round of opening gainer in the Southern Association today comes <it a time when it was supix'.rpcl to be below (ho wat-" crlim- Memphis i.s riding -steerage wlieji ihe Chick.s were supposed U> he lon.^Ue. Atlnnta isn't on an even kpel. In tuclny'.s openers Memphis will be a* home against Little Rock tn a scrlw the Chirks hope ivon't he a repetition of the three games, all Traveler victories, Mobile switches to Kfvs Orleans and Chattanooga will ho In Nashville. Birmingham is In Ath-.hta. Hometown trams today will be lryi:i^ U. 1 brat Birmingham's opening croud of 12.000 and win the opening day attendance trophy., The .second round of openers, if RooJ weather covers the Soutn, should easily ouUlituv the 32,000 fans who saw the Iirs t round. The four homr teams are usually among the to]) drawevs. In addition to Birmingham's 12,OCO. Chattanooga drew 10,000 and Little Rock 4.0QO last Friday. Saturday's opener in Mobile drew 5.601. Browns File Eviction Suit /gainst Cards; Seek $222,500 Damages ST. LOUIS. April 19 MV-With ellorls to reach a compromise set- tlcmo' deadlocked, the SI. Louis Urowns liled suit yesterday to evict the St. I/ouis Cardinals Iroai Sporlsmtn'.s Park. The Drowns also asked lor $222.500 damages. The ball park Ls owned by the Biowny but, under a leasing arrangement, has also been used by the Cardinals for many years. Bill Dt'Witt. president of the Browns, s:s)d the club decided to go aheao with the court action alter it 'ATiy advised by Cardinal President I'Kil M. Saigh that "ive shall stand ™> our lease, which we consider le::al in every respect," Tin- notice followed lira recent conferences between representatives »f tiie clubs, held at the behest of Commissioner A. B Chandler. Thn Commission".'!- a.^cJ the clubs to try lo settle their differences out of court. The ni-itom of wenrinR rings was> by the Greeks ana EuiL-Cii.'is to the Kojnnns. mb. to 10. but committed eight errors. Tom Porter, Lefty Alexander and Jack Shawgc were the mound victims of Bradley's assault. Southpaw Harold Cox was U> hur' for the Hazorbacks today. ULYTHEVILLES ONI-V ALL WHITE THEATRE. Show Star!:, Weekdays 1:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Cunlinuous slintviiig I ruin 1:110 p.m. Ti;i:si>..iy is SCKi;K.\-TES'l NIUH'I B»x Office Opens at T Week Nights .Matinee Saturday & Sunday uL £ p.m. with continuous showing. Last Time Today ^ 25 YEARS OKLY THREE** E& WAOQNT Tuesday "MEET JOHN DOE" with Gary Couper ami Barbara Stauu.vctt Alsn Shorl r!ck by Belkas turned the ticic of victory. Bclkrv; was hrinp held by -larrcN in a full nelson while Bash- nra was throwing flying tackles 'ram atop the ropes when suddenly :he flashy Boston Greek slipped through Harrell's grips and one of Dashara's tackles caught Harrcll Hush In the face making him an easy victim of B body pin. Basharn dazed by the head-on collision with j his partner, was pinned a Tew min- ; utes later by Welch. ] , In the two one-fall preliminary i bouts Hnrrclt defeated Bclkas in 15 ( minutes with n jack knife and Welch defeated Bashara tn 10 minutes with flying tackles and n body pin Johnny Fair of Nashville, Tcnn,, ofEiciated nil bouts. Dots All, Brothers Clarence DC Mar, the veteran marathon runner, always makes a date with a friend to drive him home n* 3:30 p.m. after the Boston Marathon. The race starts at noon and Clarence hasn'^ been late yet. Porker Nine to Play Tulsa U Team Today FAyETTEVILLE. Ark.. April 19 (&) —Arkansas Razorbacks were to play Tulsa University here today in an ef/ort to atone for their first defeat of the 1949 baseball season The Razorbacks were given a 139 drubbing by Bradley University ol Donald Gentry and Tommy Mos- r peoria, 111., here yesterday. Arkansas outhll the visitors, H ley each one counted. Dla) Opens 6:15—Starts 7:15 Tuesday "GLAMOUR GIRL" Virginia Grey Michael Dunne Gene Krupii and his orchestra Serial: Chapter 8 of "BUDGE GENTRY" Wednesday & Thursday (DOUBLK FEATURE) "DANIEL BOONE" with George O'BrJrn Hcnthcr Ansel, ;ind ,lolm {.'iirr.'ulinc "THE OTHER LOVE' with IJarbara Stanwyck ami David Xtven Alsn Short HOWARD HAWK$"TED RIVER" JOHN WAYNE- MONTGOMERYCUFT WO.UR BRLNNAN • JOAWiE DflU rj'J t ••; FVcd*»J ti KQTA A5D WWf&- »*_i» cwia* Wednesday & Thursday "MERTON OF THE MOVIES" Itcil Skelfoii VirRinhi O'Brien Also Shorts beat amateur Frank Slranahan. of Toledo, Ohio. In nn 18-hole playoff for the $10,000 Cavalier specialists tournament title. Stranahan carded a 70. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Lnsl Time Today "STATION WEST" with Dirk Foivcll and Jane Circcr Warner News anil Short NEW DOS Opens NVcck l>ays 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday A: Sunday Sat.-Sun, 1 p.m Cent Showinj Manila, Ark. Shows BVKKV NICJHT Tuesday 'Manhattan Angel 1 Also Shorts Wednesday, Thursday "RIMFIRE" with James and Mary Belli IhiRhcs Xc\vs nnd Short KENTUCKY'S KEY TO HOSPITALITY Perfect partner lo gracious hospitality i« the genetoiiB flavor of Kentucky 1 ! favorite sour mash bourdon. Naturally distilled on one family recipe since 1870, OLD FITZGERALD is proudly Old Faih- ioned, yet «11 the more in tlyje. oToJffzGERALD Maribtttil by MOON DISTRIBUTING COMPANY i Llllle Rock. Y STtAIGMT IOUMON WHISKEY • 100 fROOF Wednesday & Thursday ONE TOUCH OF VENUS with Ax-a Gardner ami Dick llnymcs Also Short THEATER V LEACH VI LLE , ARKANSAS. STARTING TIME Wsckaajs: 1:00 * 3:00 I' M. S.ilurday * Sunday: 1 r M With Contlminn: Showing 1 Tuesday "THE BIG CLOCK" with Ray MUlaml, Chnrlcs LaugMnn, anil Maureen O'Snllivnn Short and Hollywood Screen Test Niglit Wednesday & Thursday "MISS f ATLOCK'S MILLIONS" with ,tohn I.niul Waucta HiMidrix aurt Barry FIliRcnxU; NcwSj Cartoon & Shorl NOW We Offer... FREE CAR INSPECTION SERVICE For all Chevrolet Owners. We are offering a complete car inspection free of charge! Good only during April. Our expert mechanics will completely check the inside and outside of your car. No obligation, no delay. Bring Your Chevrolet to Sullivan-Nelson Chevrole t Co. 301 W. Walnut Phone 578 n t eatt Sec the MASTER MOWER today a BIytheville Machine Shop Dealer ARKANSAS GROCER CO. Distributor 8(18 Nn. Franklin 1'honc 3203 PHISOPJPTIOKS Fresh SI nek GnaranlfPrt Ik'sl Prices Kirby Drug Stores A new sole lo your worn sules If ai,[- lic(i "y as means double \vear besides footumr (hat Is really good looking. H-flLTCRS QOflUTY SMOG SHO -•-. 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