The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1947 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 10, 1947
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PAGE'SIX Baseball Season Opens tomorrow Memphis Chicks t? Meet Little Rock At Traveler Field BY LEO SOROKA l!ni(tJ I'rcss Sports Writer ATLANTA, Go.. April 10.— Dixle- ' land's baseball derby involving pif;ht Southern Association ch-i^- Inkes to Hie field tomorrow night hlghliRhtcd by t!ic initial nerforni- nnce of Charley TriplH, AU-Anjeri- cah football ace. Baseball enthusiasts ,ire anxious to see how well the former University of Georgia flash handles himself ;is lead-off man with the Atlanta crackers. Weather permitting, record thrones are expected in go through turnstiles for opening day clashes — Atlnnta at Uiimitnrliain: Nnshvilli! at Chattanooga; Memphis at Little Rock and New Orleans at Mobile. L<ist year's turnout, marred by cool and cloud;; weather 1 totaled 35,678 at home Barnes in Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans.' Probable opening day batteries: Atlanta— Forest Thompson and Mike Ulisnev. Ulrmingliam— John Mokeli and Bill Pelermnii. Nnshvillc— leo Tiv.ivdy and Roy Easterwood, Chattanooga — Vevnon Curtis and Del Friar. New Orleans— Jesse nanna and Fred Walters, Mobile— Joe Powers and Cliff Dapper. Memphis— Fred BigKs and Ralph McNalr, Little Rock— Prank Marino and DuVe Doolittlc. Triprti an Attraction Atlanta, Memphis and Chattanooga 'have been picked (° fight it out for the first place berth, with Ki Ki Ciiylcr socking his third • consecutive pennant for the Crackers. Trippi • banged out a single against major ie.igiie jiichlng in yesterday's final warm-up Ranio against Die Detroit Tigers. Ace Hal Newhonser was on the mound, in rare. form, striking out 12 bntsmen. Tlie 47th annual piny finds a veteran league official absent. Billy Evans, former association president resigned to become general -manager of the American League Tlp^rs. He was succeeded by Charley Hurtlv formerly on the business side with the Nc\v Orleans clnb. Besides cuylcr piloting the Crackers, olher managerial veterans Include Thompson (Doc) pro- thro, with Memphis, whose Chicks gave Atlanta a heated race In the final stases ol the 191C season. Bert Niehoff is back with the lookouts at, Chattanooga; Larry Gilbert : with the Nashville Vols, nivi Al Todd with the Mobile Bears. Newcomers are pilots Dick Porlcr, with the Birmingham Barons. Fred Walters with the Pelicans ant) Bill Dickey.- former New York Yankee catcher; tvlm Little Rock. - Speaking of Curves (ARK-) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL .10, 11M7 „. lilp Scwcll, Piltshnrph Pirates' curve ball artist, demonstrates his form to "Miss Miami Hciich," PoppM' Donnn. who' kn6ws a liuli- sometliing about curves and form, too, at 13ucs' training •*• ' camp in Miami Beach. Boxing Titles Change Hands AtAAUMeet 1!O3TCN, April 10. (UP)—Cleveland's clouting slinon-purcs held Ihe national A. A. U. boxing to'ir- nanuMit title todny after a tliree- ilay sluglest in which eight now champions were crowned. Though boasting only one oham- itloii. Cleveland had enough topflight contenders to pile up 12 points. Individual honors went to Nisit H-inlcri, Chicago truckman who floored liis semi-final opponent in ilircc! rounds and Uien returned to the ring to put away Jesse Wilson, a Fort Bragg, N. C., paratrooper In two. Willie Clumnions, huJking Negro' from Indianapolis Ind., won the heavyweight title. Two other Negroes battled their ,w:iy to tlicir respective titles, Rob-1 en Holllday of Cincinnati in the Il2-l>oun<l class ami his fellow ("K-miiirm. Wallace Smith, In (,i, e l'27-i:ound division. fn the UO-jiouiicI ciass, Rudolph Gomnlcs, a Denver university physical education student, flattened Prank Alvcrcz of Schciiectady, N. Johnny Gnnsnlvc s of Oakland Cn)., captured the 135-pound title from Anpcln de Paul of Piltstmrgli. Jackie KeciiBh of Cleveland out- nlni.<!<l Tony Hnrone, S:hnectndy.' N, y.. rjiirlendcr, to win-the 147-' pound crown. Grant Butcher of San Pranntsco won the ns-votmd class from Richard Cunningham, Cleveland NcEro. A Shortstop Would Help More Than an Aspirin before entering the. service In 1942, lie reported to UAAF Into in 1942 and along with Mel Parnell played a major part in the service team's winning of the Eastern Plying Training Command championship in 1944. His home is in Alabama. New Theater Manila's Finest Sliows KVKIt.Y NHillT a MafimtH S:iturtl:iy <t Sunday H«« Oliflis Wi'i-k Day* 1:<W p.m. tial.-Sun. I p.m. CmiL Ktmwlng President of Brooklyn Dodgers Silent on Durocher's Successor BY CORNF.LICIS JtYAN (United il'ross [Sports Writer) 'N'BW YORK', April 10. — Ray Blades was' most frcciuently mentioned today as probable successor to Leo Duroclier, 'and It appeared certain that Brooklyn Doclger'Prcs- ident Branch Rickey already has marie, liis manageiinl choice, although he hasn't revealed it, Rickey, obviously stunned when he learned of Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler's net ion in suspending "the Lio" for the 1047 season for conduct del-riinmejital lo baseball, recovered enough to soy that "I have Jin idea who the new manager will be L bnt T cannot tell you now." J/iter he retreated even from that position, and would RO on record only that Brooklyn would have a manager when Die season opens o.i County League Baseball Play Starts Friday Opening of pity in- tile 'vrissii sippi Countj bascb-ili league to morrow, ;t!ic reinstating of bisrbill on Mramnfii Count) high sr-lipols Tori ro ter after i six-year^jiitornijssion. jinseball was discarded, from the sporU curricula of high -schools in the county 'at the oulSreak ol the war. In cuftpin.raising names over the county. Blythtville will meet .Gosnell, Osceola will meet Dell and ManIIa will take' cm ArmoreJ.-The six-team "ie.igiie will be .played hi round .robin fashion with each team playing lr> games npicce. .Coach'joe Whilley, of the Bly- tlieville .Chicks,.: will take his team to Gosnell for their first game. Accompanying Coacli Whitley wilt be several players who saw action last year with the American Legion junior team, which was also coTOhed by Whitley. Site ol the game has not been definitely settled, Coach Whitley stated, but it is believed that the Air Base diamond will be used inasmuch as Gtenell doe s not have its own .-field. Game lime- has not fcecu announced, Wliitley stated. (Blythcvillc will play'iU second game at home when the Chicks play host to Arrnorcl at %Valke:' Park April 15. The Chicks starting lineup for tomorrow's tilt has not been revealed by Whitley but. it is believed that many of the 40 candidates trying .out for the team will Oe used throughout the game. College Golfers Ready for Big Tournament COLLEGE GOLFERS—12 HaT o . ATHENS, Ga., April 10. (UP)— More than-100 young golfers arc expected to tee off next week in the Southern Intercollegiate tournament. Teams entered thus far include Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisiana stale, Auburn, Miami Kentucky, Spring Hill, Duke.Nortli ; Carolina, Mercer and Alma (Michigan) College. Tuesday. Since the suspension tjroke so unexpectedly ana so close to the .seiison-oiJening, it wn s regarded ns likely that the new mnnngcr would COIPQ , frpin ..sqmoone 3lr,*.'iuly in the podger .organization and fami- Inr \yith the team, Th'at put Blades, who once managed;' the St. Louis Cards when Rickey was Cardinal general manager, in tlie limelight. Blades, Juke 'clocaci PiUer and Clyde Sukeforth nrc Dodger coaches and have worked withj the team all Spring. 'Chief objection to Blades' 'selection imight come from Blades himself. He often lias said in strong terms that lie never ngnin wanted the ;lieadochcs of a major league manager. Pillcr \v:\s mentioned, as was Dodger manager—and he the same self today. Chandler's action followed forma complaint by New York Yankee President Larry MaoPliail. whosaul 'Rickey and Durothcr had hurt basfball by ncnsing him of entertaining gamblers m his box at an exhibition game at Havana. Rickey replied that MacPhail also was guilty of bad conduct in luring Charley Drcsscn from the Dodgers to the Yanks as ctmch. After a hearing ,iii Florida, Chandler studied the testimony, then suspended Durocher, suspended Drossen for 3D days for jumping • his Dodger verbal contract, nnd fined the Yanks and Dodgers $2,000 each tor Rickey's and MacPhail's parts In the incidents. Harold Pnrrotl, Dodger secretary who ghost-wrote a daily column for Diirocher -in the Brooklyn Eagle, was fined $50(j and the column was ordered .stopped. i -. .x,^ ^^_ N I Heading noith,. coaches Phil Page and George Kelly and manager Johnny Neun of the Cincinnati Reds ', . tl>>nk o£ Ihe hole at shortstop Eddie Miller left them to fill. Golf Association Adds Memphis to Tourney List NRW YOrtK. April 10. (UP)—The U. S. Golf Association today outlined plans for this year's 41Ui niinnnl tintlonnl open championship, adding Memphis. Tcn:i,. as a new silo for one of the 2G sectional qualifying rounds which takci place on June '?.. Cards, Red Sox Picked to Repeat Pennant Victories This Year • '.BY CAKL, LIMKIUIST Iyer, until their .August stretch (Unilccl IVcps SpM-K U'ril^rl | drive, ana" many of their pre-war NI-.v,' YO.iK, Ap/ii 10. >UP)— pitching slar s were ineffective; There was fjood reason to pick the If the Cardinals fail to win this St. Louis Cardinals anil Bo.stoii Red year, they may be the la-st chance Sox us repeaters in the major they wi.ll have, for the once-great .ei:gne pcmmnt mce.i nml the St. Louis farm system is a deca- irooklyn Dodgers aud Detroit Tig-, dent affair .and ill its place tha TS to wind lip in si;co;i-l place Brooklyn 'Dodgers, let! by Biya oles. Brancli Rickey, have developed the These clubs appear to );e so close-! greatest one-in baseball. The Dodjf- .y balanced that the 1847 World cr players still are too young a:ul Series might well bo between the inexperienced to 'rate a s highly -Dodgers and Tigers instead of " " the .Cardinals and Red Sox. Or it ry Not X'ontaeteiV ?enn.. April 10. (UP) —Bill Terry, former - manager of ho had not been contacted by ErooV.lyn Dodger officials relative to n maiuiRcrinl post. Terry, who asked more than a ago "is Brooklyn s till in [ the league?" and then saw the Dodgers knock liis OIBJII.*,' out of a pennant, would not comment on reports that he was being uiciition- ed as a possible successor to Leo Duroclicr as Dodger manager. ' Walcott Rated Next Best Among Boxers NEW YORK. April 10. (UP) — The National Boxing Association, (IcplorijiK the luck of heavyweight title contenders, still rated Jersey Joe Walcoit of Cnnidcn, N. J., today ns the best of the lot, but. piv- dieted that chnmpl™ joe Irtuis would not be able to retain 'the title Indefinitely. In its quarterly ratings, the N. B - A. listCf] Walcott as nn oiilstniid- Ulg h1 ' bm mil£C " t0 !iSt hlm or cr b ° XCl ' "' " ic ^ co »- involve the Dodders Red Sox. or the' and Ticers. Each club has its miUUnding assets. The cards have ng peer defensively, the Rea Sox a.:e. the most, imposing array of sixiggers, the Tigers have the" best pitching, and tlie Dodgers by far the greatest reserve strength. It is hard to sec how any of the other 12 major league teams could make a serious bid for the pennant and it would coinc as a major surprise if any (if them did so. 'Many imponderables—the addition of a star player by sale, or trade, an injury to n key regular, the unexpectedly brilliant showing nge any team, but as now here are the top to bottom; National I,eague:Vmerk'an the veteran cardinal machine "but already Brooklyn has far greater reserve talent and could edge out the Red,birds if they arc plagued with injuries.. . Tlie /Red 'Sox probably will experience greater difficulty than last year- when they virtually lapped the field 1 and coasted to tlie American ' 'League flng. It isn't tlijit they tire any weaker, it is that the Tigers, who were, coming with a iiisji late in the season, seem to be stronger. BAAF Baseball Star (Gets SaHy League Assignment Muck McWhorter, s;.ir first li.i.'e- man of the Blythevillc Army Air- Field baseball team in 1944. liiis recently been sold by Milwaukee of the Triple-A American Association to Greenville, S. C., of the Class B Sally League, .it was revealed today. McWliorter was a favorite ol Bly- Iheville baseball fans when he played for the BAAF nine, and showed great prospects of becoming a major league player. The elongated first sacker played or St. Paul, Milwaukee and Winnipeg of the American Association Last Time Today IT'S A JOKE, SON" with Itadio's Seriatiir C'hiRlloin Kenny Drlniu Also Shorts Fridsiy Trail to San Antonio Dart Ball Play Resumes Play in the second half of the Y Dart Ball League will be resumed in the Y moms tonight at 7:30 line unexpecicdiy orunaiu snowing i after, a weeks intermission because I of some rookie—these ami- others 1 of tn e Easter holidays. ! could change the status of almost First Presbyterian will be matched against First Methodist and Lake tilings ratings stand from Dixie Walker, Ed Stanley, Pepper Martin', Bin Terry, Frank Frisch and. Clay Hcppcr. Terry, former New York Giant lender, has been out of baseljn!), for years and is independently! wealthy, Durocher himself said nothing. One reporter asked him if he would BO into the movies with his wife, Laraine Day, but the cx-ninnngcr rofliscd an answer. It wasn't known what effect the suspension would' have on Movie Actor Eddie Bracken's announced p!.m to co-star 1,00 in n movie named ".150 Smith" which was to go into production in June. Onrojhcr was to have played himself-'— the Brooklyn Georgia Loses A11HBNS, Gil.. April 10. (UP) — The University of Georgia's baseball team dropped back . into the •osliiR column today bowing to New berry College here. 12-7. Tlie South Carolina nine won the lirst ol a two-game scries Tuesday Wally Wtiitworth, Newbcrry relief pitcher, led the hiltiii"" with three safeties in five tries. Highest ESS Producer Although the poultry industry is one of the most important branches of agriculture in Australia. Canada. Denmark, Eire, and Holland, the united states ranks first anioii" all countries in egg production President Abe J. Greene of the N.B./V .said lhat "it is inevlinh'.- that even an invincible figiiliiur lighting machine like Louis will eventually meet his Waterloo." The N.B.A. ignored the much ballyhoocd forthcoming British bout between empire heavyweight chninplon Bruce Woodcock and American veteran joe Baksi of Kulpmont, Pa., as a final tlifniiia- tion to determine an opponent for Louis' title bout hcr c in June. Woodcock merely listed as the No, 2 man behind Watcott in the heavyweight division niid Bnksi rated fifth with Elmer Ray of Miami and Tami Mnnriello of New York in front of him. Chicks Trim Roster MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. April 10. (UP) —The Memphis Chicks todny gave veteran infielder Mcrvin Connors. liis unconditional release and s cnt four olher players to lower leagues on option. Catcher Milton Welch was optioned to Sherman. Tex., pitchers Lloyd Eldridgc and Roy Gaisser to Fulton. Ky., aud Pitcher Wilfovd Cunningham to Greenville, St. Louis Brooklyn New York Huston 5. I'iltshurgh (i. ChiraKQ 1. rhiladdphia 8. Cincinnati Boston 2. Detroit 3. Cleveland 4. New York 5. St. Louis 6. Chicago Washington Street Methodist will oppose the first half champions, First Christian sextet. In 1330 gasoline consumption by domestic airlines was 23.000 gallons n year per plane, but by 1U1S it hnd risen to :fS4,000 gallons. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Time Today "Make Mine Music" Disney Musical Feature Paramount N'eivs and Comedy Friday Whispering Smith Speaks with George O'Brien Cartoon and Gth Chapter nf "Federal Operator S3" Open S:K p.m.; Starts 1:15 p.m. Last Time Today 'Diary of a Chambermaid' FaulcUc Gnildaril Burgess Mcrcililh Fox Movietone News Also Shorls Friday and Saturday "RIDING WEST" with Charles Starrctf Serial: "Daughter of Don Quixote" Also Slmrls 8. Philadelphia Cards .Picked to Win • The Cardinals forced into the first, pennant playoff in history by 1 the scrappy Dodgers last season.; sjioulcl win this year without nuilc 1 n.s mudi .pressure. They have the v t morale of any team in the business nnd aside from Thivrt Baseman .George Kurowski. who may not have recovered from arm trouble, arc set at every position. Last year they reeled niul were "SiTmost knocked? out from the bloiv which caused them the loss of the league's leading pitcher. Mix Lanier. and two 'other stars Pitcher Fred Martin ami Infielder Lou Klein to the Mexican League Last year, they ( pd not have ripnt handed pitching ace. George Mini- Husbands! Wives! Want new Pep and Vim? ThouMiiidB nFcouitlca nre wciiJt. wotti-out, cx- Kiuitcil sulpjy Iwixniso l*ody Jucks Tor new vim, vitality, try Oi>la-x T.mic TnUclA. Cunlnuu iron you. \IHJ, uuiy need for |XM>; n\sn _Bead Courier News Want Ads. -# OGDEN SOYBEANS Kef leaned and Sacked A. L. WHISTLE Rostand, Ark. 'For example, when it's 5 P.M., April 21, U.S. Easlem Slandord Time, it's 8 A.M., April 22 in Melbourne, Aujlrolio. JBLEKDED WHISKEY se ag , sm - s 7 c,o*.. 6SM G ,air, N*U tolSpiriis. 86.8P.ool. 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