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APRIL 20, 1949 BI.YTURVTT.T/F: (ARK.) COURTKR NEWS PAGB MINI Browns Pound Four Cleveland Pitchers for 5-1 Win; Errors Help Reds Trim Cardinals 3-1 By Jack Hand (Associated Press Sports Writer) f Bobby Feller's failuin Is the most disUH'ouig note o! ihc Major League baseball openers which otherwise read like a carbon copy oE 1948, A year ago Bobby pitched a I \vo-hl I sjiutout opening day as ihc Cleveland Indians rushed into a six-game winning suenk. Before they stopped winning, they wtve world champions Yesterday Feller was yanked af-* ler Iwo ItiniiiBS because of wilclne.ss and a sore arm. He yielded one run as the Indiana lost to the upstart St. Louis Browns, 5-1. Ned Carver scattered seven hii.s lo beat the champs before 12,817. the Browns' largest opening crowd in 15 years. Otherwise things were normal. Rip Sewell of PitLsbingh resumed his favorite job—beating the Chicago Cubs. Ue scored his 10th open- Ing day triumph, 1-0. 1x3u Brissle, the Philadelphia A's brilliant second-year man, repealed his 1948 rookie job of spoiling the opener lor Ihe Boston Red Sox, 3-2. Larry Jansen of the New York Giants continued to Hnd It tough lo whip Brooklyn, losing 10-3 undjr a deluge of homers by Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Carl Purilto. Yanks Shade Nats 3-2 With Outfielder Joe DIMaggio on the bench In street clothes, the New York Yankees shaded Washington, 3-2, on a ninth inning home run by Tommy Henrich. The Athletics' Brissie, the boy j^ith the war-shattered leg. was hard pressed in the late innings but a great catch by Sam Chapman on Bobby Doerr's long drive in the eighth got him out of trouble. Eddie Joost hit a game-winning Osceo/o Names New Assistant Football Coach Osceola to Have New Grid Set-Up Football Fi«ld, Two Bleacher Sections And Lights Planned Work on the const ruction of tt new football field, the Installation of a new lighting system mid the erection of two 1,200-sent nil-steel bleacher sections at Hale Field In Osreoln Is expected to Ret underway suon. Rube Boyce, athletic director at O.sceolfl High School said Blooper Ball Master, Rip Sewell, Continues His Opening Day Magic homer off Joe Dobson in the seventh inning to square the A's at 1-1 for the season before 19,897 at Shibe Park. .•54.435 Al Detroit Cleveland's pitching .staff, tabbed "best 1n baseball," used Feller, Early Wynn, Mike Garcia and Satchel Paige against the Brownies. Felter gave only one hit, a triple by Jack Graham, but walked three. The largest crown was 53,435, a Brlggs Stadium opening record, that came to see the Detroit Tigers thump the Chicago White Sox, 5-1. Rookie Johnny Groth, the Buffalo sensation, broke in the right way with a pair of home runs on successive times at bat against Al Get- tcl. Hal Newhou.ser, who whipped the White Sox last year, did it again, with a three-bitter. Brooklyn started off as though it inea n t to \vra p np t be fla g In July by numbing the New York GianLs with a power attack. Joe BfcHattcn gave up 10 hits, coasting 'noiiie, as the Dodgers rocked Jansen, the Giants' ace. A crowd of 34,5:10 set a new Ebbets Field open- iiiR mark. Bouncing back from Monday's I New Ewell Thompson, Junior hlRh fooibn]! and basketball coach at Market! Tree, has been named to the coaching staff at O.scnolft !lu;ll School. C, Franklin o infers, superintendent Osceola schools announced today. Thompson was appointed as assistant to llnbe Boyce, head football coach at Osceoln Hlsh School, and as coach of junior high basketball, Mr. Sniulers snlri. He will assume his new duties July 1. Mr. Sanders staled thai Ooacn Thompson will take over the foot- tall duties now held 'oy Coach Charle.s Moore. Coach Moore wilt remain as head basketball coach, he said, and will humlle the coaching of junior high football. Coach Thompson is a Graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College at, Conway and also attended Ihe University ot Alabama. HOW THEY STAND SOUTHERN LEAGUE Little Rock . Niislu'ille . . BivininRhnni , New Orlenn.s Atlnnta Mobile Chattanooga Memphis . .. W. 4 3 2 •2 1 . 2 . 1 . 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Brooklyn ....... . ..... 1 o Cincinnati ........... 1 0 Pittsburgh ........... 1 0 Boston ............... 2 1 Philadelphia ......... 1 2 St. IxillLs .............. 0 1 Chicago ............. 0 1 New York ............ 0 1 Part of the work is expected lo beuin within the next few days, weather permit! hiR, Coach f Joyce Indicated, with all of the construction to be completed during the hlKh school's summer holidays time for the opening football .season next September. The work Is being done by DIP school's Athletic Association ill estimated cost of upwards-of $1^! The new foot bull Held and stadium will be located immediatcl> north of the present field, which is loenled directly behind the Osceola High School building hi the southwest corner of the school's campus. Plans for the new football field and stndtum will also Include modern dressing room nnd rest room facilities, an Indies' lounge and a concession stand. Coach Boyce stated, but thc.se will come Inter HI id are tint figured in the original cost. The dressing rooms, rest rooms nnd ladies lounge will be located under the stadium. Begin Hauling Dirt A crew of truck drivers was at work yesterday hauling in loads of dirt for use In construction of the new football field and this work is expected to beRin hi the near future Coach Boyce stnted that It Is not yet known when construction work on Ihe 2.400-seat .stadium will bc-Kin but ii is .scheduled to be completed Pet. by late June. 1.000 Coach Boyce slated that the pres- ,750 ent football-field would be convert- .500 fid into n baseball diamond for use .fiflO by O.sceola'.s junior Legion nm .500 semi-pro teams with the 500-sea! .500 wooden bleacher section lo be mov- .250 ed lo ih« site of the baseball dia .000 mom! for use as a grnnd stand Lights on the present field will be used by the bascbnll teams for night baseball, he said. Coach Boyce said that when the new .stadium is completed it will be one of the most modern small plants in tins section of the slate. Pet. 1.000 1.000 1.000 .661 .333 ! .000 .1)00 [ .000 : Rocks Pound Chicks Again, This Time 12-4 Hy the Assm-l;i(?d Ties* Ml tic Hock's Travelers .still are the eaily-scason wonders of the Southern Association, mid probnbly nn one Is more surprised than their own mn tinker. Jack H:iU?>uiver. Salty had expected his club. which was picked for n low Ilnlsh, to stnii slowly and to develop Into a fair outfit alter n month of play. But the Travs start has been nnylhlnK but slow, After four Knines with Memphis, the ten in I lie writers snld would win the pninant. Little Rock Is unbeaten and pcrclied atop the standings. The Hocks rrgistoied No. 4 to the tune of 12-4 at Mom]this lasi nlnhl, with UlR Rtilph Sehwnmb becoming their fourth pitcher to so the route. The righthander who was acquired j 'rom the SI. Uoui.s Drowns spread , lie Chicks' nine lilts thinly, while ni.s mates combed four Memphis nurlers for H. Outfielder Bob Rcash not lour :iH,s in as many trips mui shortstop Alex Ue I*H Garm hammered ne run ns the Travelers rnn I heir four-game scoring total lo runs, lube. Benin nnd his Vol buddies bad n\ big night nt Nashville as (hey smothered Chattanooga. '2'Z to 5. Uarnu tied two league rmirds by lilLtiiiK three hornets a tut drlv- ng in nine runs, He also collected two .sltigles. After Bantu smashed homer No. . Malinger Rollie Hcrnslcy pulled him out of the, game nnd told him: "If you hit four home tuns, nobody would eo. *e out to the park any more. We'll Just suve sonic for another day." Homers by Al Flair niirt Oavey Williams powered Albnla'.s Crackers to a 9-5 conquest of Hirmlng- hflm before 15,165 fans at Athinla. This was believed to be (be Southern's largest crowd for a 1940 opener, At New Orleans. 10,Old saw the Pelicans conic (rom behind to score four runs hi the ninth and pull Intn a 7-7 tie with Mobile. The Bears, however, used a suilk. an error and a pin hit by Ken Olsen In the tenth lo win. 8 to 7. + CHICAGO, April '20. (/Vj-'l'he law of uverano.s hii.s never cuu^hl up wllh Hip Scwcll. The 40-year-old rLiththatidor inis lU-liod m opening National l.ea- U'! ninnt'-s [or the PUI.iburtih Pi- rutc.s nnd won nil of them. Ksjuvhilly vulnerable to his shtiits are I he CUicHno Cubs. Hip, whose blooper ball made him famous, bent them yesterday, 1-0. H WHS the eighth lUne he had sel tliein down In n M'a.sun opener, auti the third lime In ti imv. * As if I be Cubs have not been Insulted uioiiKh by Ihl.s, the pcsk> Sewell I ins nddetl lujur., by nies- merl/.inK them a total of 34 times in 53 n:mies sluce he Joined the llurs In ISWH. About 25 per rent ot his 118 victories as a umjor (eauuer have been over the CuKs. He whipped them seven tlnir-s in rom piling it 13-S record la.M .senson. Is tt muKH 1 ? Sports Roundup Huth Ful1ert4jD, Jr. Rdxorback Nine Routs Tulsa U Bascballers 12-4 NEW YORK, April 20-</l')--A let i>r Rolf pro.s .snlcki'i 1 nt OCOL^L> -Sc-hncllcr's liti'n of sinning "mlnm It'iiKiU!" opi'ii toiininmenls. . . Tlu-y fimirt' 11 costs a minimum of $'.!UO a week to mnkc a tour nnd a «ny would be silly to shoot for le.ss (linn *10,000 minimum pnrsi's for n tour- juncnt. . . llnl lit Annual u somc- ouo \vns n.sklllK what lunl becomi of llu- kills who usnl to III! the lull In an old jalopjiv. sleeiiliiK In it If tiny hint to, nnd liiillhs in criHiili Joints, Unplug lo pick up n little cash and faint'. . . They could lunnnv n few hundred buek.s from a club member nnd. with a little luek. suvvlve the whole wtnlur tour. Srveuil of them renched the lo]i thut wny. . . The "kids" you MT in Iminuiuieul.s now arc around ;(D years. . . Maybe, a regular roiinil ol toui uuiuenls too .small to iilllact the blKshot.s would brlnK out a new criip of liiniiuy 20-ycnr-old.s. . . And you'd be sure of plenty of hot i-iinilielllliin If every player (loured he'd hnve lo win or thumb his wny Imrk home. l.K, Ark,. April 211 — u!'i — Avkim.sns run wild [nr 11 rlln.s III tin- plchth Inulnn line- yi'stmlu.v uiul downed Tulsn Unl\Trslly, 1U- •I, nt busplml]. The elKhl lilts III the bultlnu- arnuntl riKMh hu-luih- n triple nud 11 tour-rim huLiier by Miiivtn Slen- del TulMi sinned n triple pluy In till' seventh UniitiR. . H wns Ilie season's thhd win nRtilnst OUR lass for the Ru/or- Imcks. Unrold Cox wns the winning plt- ctir-r. AMERICAN LEAGUE York shutout by Ken HelnlzclmRn. the St. Louis ... Boston Braves whipped the Plain- Detroit . ... ticl[)hia Phillips twice. 4-3 and 11-3 Philadelphia before a Patriots' Day crowd of | Washington 30, M7. | Boston . Cincinnati capitalized on errors \ Chicago . . lo whip the St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland 3-1. All the Reds' runs were unearned and came on errors by Nippy Jones nnd Tommy Glaviano. The Cards' Harry Brecheen was the mound victim. The crowd at Cincinnati was 32,118. \V. . 1 . I . 1 . 1 . 1 . 0 . 0 . 0 Pet, 1.000 1.003 1.000 .500 .500 .000 .000 .500 Youth's Admit 19 Crimes in State Within 90 Days HELENA, Ark., April Two youths were held in Phillips County Jail here today and Sheriff Edgar Hlckey said they told him they had taken part in 19 crimes within 90 days. Mickey said Thomas Merrill. 19, and Alfred William Taylor, 20. both of Marlanna. Ark. r were charged vlth robbery last night. He gave this account: Taylor tried to cash a &500 bill at the Merchants and Farmers frflanfc in Marianna. A bank official became suspicious nnd notified the sheriff. Taylor was arrested and Merril was taken In H hotel later. Merrll had R gunshot wound In the rlfcht hand, Hickey said, from a break - In at a West Memphis •tore April 10. Hickey quoted the men M tell- hif him they had burglarized five places hi Wynne, five tn Forrest City, two In Brickeyn. two in Brinkley, one In West Memphis and four In Phillips County. He said n $500 bill was taken in on« robbery. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville 22. Chattanooga 5. AtL.Tiita 9, Birmingham 5. Mobile 8, New Orleans 7, 10 Innings. Little Rock 12, Memphis 4. Victoria Semi-Pro Nine Wins Opening Contest The Victoria Red Sox opened the •canon Sunday with a 12-1 win over Thre«-Way-Inn. LM Weldon, the Red Sox hnrler, held the oppoMnp tram to thre« scattered hits, while Victoria NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 10, New York 3. Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 1. Pittsburgh I, Chicago 0. Boston 4-11, Philadelphia 3-2. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 3. Washington 2. Philadelphia 3. Boston 2. St. Louis 5. Cleveland 1. Detroit 5, Chicago 1. Scminole Track Team to Comoete With Lonoke Boys Osceola High School's Irnck learn will journey to Lonoke Saturday pni'ticifmLc 1 hi nn invitnliomil meet, Coach Rube Boyce announced yesterday. Saturday's meet will be Ihe lirjst big event ol the 1919 ,scar,ou lor the O.sceola thinclarts. Coach Boyce's .sqauri has been holding daily workouts for the past three weeks. The Qsccola team will also compete in the District, Three Class B meet which will be held at Jonea- boro later this month. Byron Nelson Breaks Record at Fayettevtlle FAYETTEVTLLE, Ark.. April 20 — i>f\— Retired Kolf pro Byron Nelson shot n nine-under-pa i' f>2 in nn exhibition match at the Kayc'ILeville Country Club yesterday. It wns ft course record. Young Mother, 3 Small Children Killed in Blaze BALD KNOB. Ark., April '20 i/l'i — Fire swept through n three-roimi farm house near he IT ycsl«rdny, killing a young mother and her Lhrrc .small children, Dnntl were Ruth Van Wrinkle. '23: Donny untl Bonny, ifi-month-old twin brother iiml Mste.r, (uul violet Sue. four month*. Apparently Lbn mother hiul attempted to use kerosene In .starting i\ • fire In n wood-burning stove. A kerosene cnn wns found iirnr the stove. Undies of the four were In the ruined house. The yoimn woman's father, K. K. Van Winkle. .snlri he rushed from n nenrhy Tlelil, where he was plowing, when he siiw the n tunes. He was tno InLc. S;iL>rls lli'forr Your l'.\ t-s Roundabout report from California .says HiiiK Crosby has ronvlne Jncktc Jcn.ien, U, of Onl. lull- r-pl a $'Jfl.OOO bonus from tin i ilt\s filler the current a»HcK' onsebnll sen.son ends. . . The American Institute of Slee.l Construction •(•ports thill 35 5,500 new stadium lent.s have been built or contracted tor since, uladhuu building was resumed in 11)47. , . Hklp Wuly., Yolc'« rt'\v couch, luiis ntiundoneil the Lden of hiivliig his men move llielr oars fant iis I heir conch moves his we. He's iidoptlnu n -slow benl. In hopes of bent InK Harvard \\( New London for the first time slm:e I*):i6, . . Olilo Hlatc [nutball fans nre rtninLlnn benvlly oti Vic Jiin- tiwk/,, who'll hi- u KOphoirinre next frill, lo do everyLhhiK but sweep mil Lhe .ttndlum. Tom Uott.s, Missouri Inirk tionch, wns entertivuiltiR R visitor hi his K.vmtia.tlum office wlirn n bundle (if juvellns wn.i delivered ... in rox- tnm.se lo n imery, Uolts explalnrd they had been .shi))|ied over from .Sweden . . . Then, niter a pause.. Pom mu.sed; "Too bad they didn't send nlotifc R few Swcdc.i lo throw hem for un,i" Pine Bluff Back Wins Varsity Role At Georgia Tech ATLANTA, April 20—(«•)—Oeor- 8ln Tfch'n reputation for featuring plnl-sl/.cd hiil!b»ck» appears aecure for al IpRat (hrce more years. Tim lntc.it "mldgtl" to catch the «>•(• of Couch Bobby Dodd Is Wll|lam (Wild lilll) Bodle, n 140-pound iilirlntcr from I'ino Bluff, Ark. llcxltc, who snld he cnme to d«or- Bl;i Tod! "on my own," has icrnp- pod hla way Into the first aprlnK iMckfk'M and was one of the uhln- lUK lights of iH.st Friday iilflhl'i stiuiul name. Aller that per- nncT, the 19-year-old -Arkansas Mom was advised that i sctiolanhlp is lu'ltig set aslrle In hl.i name. A.s ft [roshniHii. Bodle was on the h'iiV(>)li!K squad but got Into action for only a mlnule or two In the [IrsI K'uiie. In Ihc second ([nine lip .suffered n broken collar btme and WHS out for the season. When .vprlnn practice begun Hire* weeks 8KO, he wn.\ assigned to the H" Rroup. After ten days he was brought up to the varsity. l>(>(](1 iilnns to use Hoille at snte- ty because of his speed and aliislve- ne.s.i. Hi'sldt's hLs offensive ability, Ilir nnrlK'.s nit! snld on him as a good ili'lrnsivi- prosjHH't. 25 or more trade la allowance on your aid wuher, retard- ICM of make or condition, on • new BENDIX Automatic Wathcr This !• Your Chant* for Real Saving*—COM* in Today HUBBARD & HOKE Applionc* Co. Little Rock Hurler Sold to Toledo Team I.I'ITl.K HOOK, April M. W'l—The Little. Hock Travelers have announced the .sule of Icll-hnnded pltuher l.pn Pcnnt' lo Toledo ol the American Association. Manager .luck Snllzguver of the Travelers sntd Penile wns sold to make room on the mound staff for Nell Saullii, t, rlglillmuder who showed Rood lorm last season but was late In rcporlhiB tills spring Pcrme won 1'^ Knmcs nnd lo»t 17 wllh the Travelers Iwit je»r. British-Made Car Sets American Speed Record INDIANAPOLIS. April 20. (JP>— A British-built Austin yesterday apparently set, a new American .speed record for open stock cars In spite or bad luck at the finish ol its seven-day run at the Indiana- polls Motor Speedway. FARMERS LOANS On Farm Tractors, Trucks & Cars and Farm bjijuipmenl to responsible people. Also Real Estaie Loan? and on Farm Lands UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY First A Main—Injram Bldf. "Friendly Service" Our Insurance llftle* Are lx>w D.P.L. No. 15 COTTON SEED Dclinled, Treated And Sacked 857,, Germination 1 Year from KliUlon A TON OR A CARLOAD Also Good AI.KAl.FA HAY For Sale Magcrs & Gill! Dell. Ark. Phone 2Z72| ncnri courier News Wnnt Ads. You Are Cordially Invited to Visit The i Accessory Shop Feminine Apparel J Mattel HoRxn .fesHi« Srite Hole) Noltle ItlriK- Blytherille, Ark. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday, Thursday "RIMFIRE" ullh Jame» MIlllcaB • nil Mary Beth Huihtc Ncw> >nd Short NEW Bo i <)r«-ns Week (>«?• 1:N f.m. Mutlnee Salurdnj * Hxnda; S>t.-HuD. I p.m. C»nL 8h*wta| Manila, Ark. gliuw. KVKH* NIUBT NOTICE, MEN! I have moved my shop In Ihe Losl Hoy Rarher Kh«|i nn Highway IS. I invlle nil my old customers lo cull on nip H( Hi is new address. HAIRCUTS 50* Burl Davidson Wednesday & Thursday ONE TOUCH OF VENUS with AVK Gardner nnd lllck H>;mM Aba Short LEACHVILLE , ARKANSAS STARTING TIME Wrfkrt.ji: 1:« * t:N t- H. l.turdu; <i Sund.T: 1 f U. With Contlnunue BhowlBi Wednesday & Thursday '"MISSTATLOCK'S MILLIONS" with John I.«n* Wanda HendrlK • lid Rmrrj Fitzgerald Newi, Cartoon tt Short ' Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night Games— Little Rock at Memphis. Mobile at New Orleans. Chattanooga at Nashville. Only games. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Brooklyn. Pittsburgh at Chicago. Philadelphia at Boston. (Only games scheduled). AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at New York. Boston at Philadelphia. Chicago nt Detroit. Cleveland at St. Louis. Th« human body Is so constituted that It (unctions \w.st temperatures at 60 to 70 degrees for tJiosc who wear civilized clothing, and al somewhat higher temperatures for unclothed people. was battering Rogers of Thrce- Way-Inn for 10 snfctys. The Red Soy meet Etowah on their home diamond Sunday. STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY • THIS WHISKEY IS 6 YEARS OLD tt PROOF • BEtMONT DISTlllING CO., LAW RENC E8U RO, 1NO. 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