The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 15, 1947
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PAGE SIX Central's Crimson Tide Wins 'Last Second Touchdown in $rade School Tilt With Irish * In a story book finish the Central Crimson Tide pushed across a last second touchdown in the first garni! 01 ihu grammar school football league last night to down tho league leading 1'inhlnig Irish from Catholic 7 to 0 and move into a three-way tie with the Irish and L;ui K o for 'he league Icae], • In other games played yesterday, LaWge tirubbccj Yarbro 21 lo o and the Eudbury Bulldogs defeated their brother (cam, the Grccr. Waves by a 14-7 count. With only time enough left the game for one play and tho'ball resting on the Catholic 45 yard line, Johnny Ilalsel), speedy half back of the Central crimson Tide, took the ball on n reverse and raced the 45 yards for n touchdown after the two teams had battled at mid-field most or the game, Bobby Joe McBride, Tide fullback hit c'eirter to convert giving the Tictt; a 7. to fl margin and victory. 'Most o( the game wa s played in midfteld and proved to be n battle of the two lines. Catholic's '.wo ends, Eddie siemac and Kenneth Choote were constantly upsetting Central's offensive attacks while the Tide's guards, Billy dene Michael and Kenneth Cox played major defensive roles for their team. Statistics Fax-or the Irish The Figh'tlng Irish outcharged the Tide however, chalking up six first downs to their opponent's five, but mlscucs in Irish backiickl proved fatnI to them. The Irish opened the game with what looked to be a touchdown march but was checked when Haskcll Bnughmnn, Catholic halfback fumbled on the Central 25 yard linn. - Swdbury's Ku;:dogs had a rather easy time defeating their brether leant, the Snduury tirccn .W*ws, 11 to 7 in the final game Ust nlght\ The Bulldogs scored in the second fcnd final periods after getting off to n slow start. Billy Espinonn, and Donald Gentry took over the offensive after the Bulldogs hud obtained possession of tl>c ball on their- own 45 yard line, and moved tti* .pigskin all the way to the Greenies 8. Here Cunningham sHc- e<i off tackle to score the Bulldogs first touchdown. Gentry scampered, around end for th e extra point making the .score 7-0. / . In the'final period the Bulldo-js' took' possession of the ball on the Green Wave 49-yard line after a Greenle punt was partially blocked. Again Gentry starred in the offense moving the ball all the way to the Green Wave 5 In two attempts. At this iroitit the Orecn Wave defense started to hold but it buckled under the consistent pounding'Of Gentry and Cunningham ,iand 'Gentry scored on a center Tjuck .* from the two-yard line. Espinozfi! converted to make the score 14 to 0. Nnrtnan Bratclier, Green Wave nuarter buck rcored nil of . his tow's points late in the fourth period. After receiving the Bulldogs' kickoff on their own 25-yrvrd line snd returning It to tlin 43. the Greenies started to roll. Bratcher raced to,the Bulldog 39 on the very first play. and scored on the next. Brateher hit center for the extra point. The game ended with tho ^Bulldogs out in front by a 14-7 • margin. Lange Wildcats Win. , i'Lange's.. .Wildcats' overcame a •strong" Ynrbro defense enrly in Die second period of yesterday aftcr- •noon's ana things were prettv easy for tJiem from there on. The Raxor- backs, showing improvement over previous games, put up a stubborn defcrtfc In the first period but the Jack of proper reserves proved their downf.-dl as the Wildcats rolled -over them by a 21 to 0 count. ... The standings: ,,Te*m Chicks to Open Ball Season With Gosnell ISlythoville High School will meet Gosnell thl s afternoon «i 3 Martin, Belkas Win Tag Match Newcomers Make Hit With Wrestle Fans In Bfyrhcvillc Area Wayne Martin ami Chris ik<!kns were forced In no all Hie way l-j win the I:IK match feature of the weekly wrest IhiK program at the American Legion Arena last night defeating Jut'k I'iippeiiheim EKK! .Stocky Kncihf n two out til thro-- falls. Martin, a newcomer to ihr? lociil card, i.s hv fur one nf the urup- plers that Promoter Mike Mcrwicy has booked In Hie past several years. The lln-ee-tlme All-Anierlcan from the University of Oklahoma is very fnst nnrt sc-i:-nll(ic and introduced (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Baseball Fans Forget Worries For Day But Dodger Boss Can't •TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1947 weren't the only folks ited about It. r--~i~T II "•"••••""" •"- » insi ami scT.-imiic an< intro< need dinmnMH f *, < f,° S " C " "'8'> 8="°°' Several hol(ls lha[ wcre ucw ^ diaii101 a. officially opening the 1917 lo veteran Mrronev. Tit , f nS ° n r '"", tW ! > ""'I'"' Ji "' k f>l>P('nh"iiu, another in w- riin i , B T C , S l"' cvlous| V s;l "-- comer from Chl<-at;o. like Marilii duied to be played lust Friday but „..,, ,,„..., SI .|,,,,,jr,,. .,,,, ,'- ,, ™* calied off due to wet groLds.j ^^ ''„„! Hdkas p.^ved [o he [ft Joe Wlntley. manager of the j whole show, as mine of the trio :ip- Clnek nine, amioiinrrd that he proved of the tactics used uv Kiv>|•would start cither Leon Walclen | sen. or D. J. McLcccI on the mou:idj In the first fall Martin ,in<l P.IIJ- with Lloyd Koontz or Billy Long ponlielm staged a sclentine brawl handling the catching cliorcs. Unit surprlMimly i-iioin Coach Whitley stated that lie I thirsty funs approved. .„......, ,„,,planned on nsiiiK 20 or 25 boys in I lied Pnppcnhcim in 10 miniM.cs with tomorrow's tilt so thai he cun one of his new holds, n rcver?--bcrjy sec each boy in action before ciit-.tllp and pin. (ing the team down to regulation size. The Chicks wer c originally scheduled to play Arniorcl today but due to Friday's game with Gosnell being rained out decided to delay opening ol Die Mississippi Comity 'High School League until tomorrow. The Armorel game will be played one clay this week. Coa'ch VVlfitley said. The probable starting lineup will -he Dudley Hardy, first base; P. D Poster, second base: Hill Wixson. short stop; Dan Caldwcll. lliinl base; Stanley Hrm,i or .HaroldTriiy- :or. left field; Bob Mullins. center Held; Leon Ashby or Buddy Bon- ncr, right field; Harold Knouts or Bill LOUR, catcher- and Leon Wnldcn or D. J. McLeod pitcher. Still a Giant BURBANK. Cal.. April 15. (UP) —Jim .Jeffries, slill a jjlanl of n man, ceicbivitcd Ills '72nd birthday today. Bin Jim nveighs 230 .pounds, nlwiit 30 pounds more than .when he won the heavyweight title from l'itiKimmon s in 11:09. until his retirement in 1004, lie met ail comers successfully. Luts Alomn. for the and veteran Lookouts. New Orleans hoped for 1200H to see the Pelicans open their l-oinc season after taking two out of tlH-cc from the 'Bears in Mobile Kneitscn then took'over momentarily as lie beat Martin all over the KY CAUL i IJNCJUIST United I'ress Sports Writer NKVV yoiiK. April 15.-Evcrv- lioily has their troubles but everybody wiis willing to put- Uicni aside today for the opening of the -baseball .season. It was a long-awaited occasion for those stalwart buddies of bleachers and grandstand, dn s H I-'.-in and John Q. Public, but they "'"" ' " " lo get ex- •riic day's crowdB are expected to total better than 275,000 with tlic Incises! at tlic stadium wlierc ad- viince sirles indicate a mob of alwut 55.000 for the Yankee - Athletic Kanie. Hob Feller will fire away before about 50.000 at Cleveland .ifr.'ilnsl tlic Chicago White Sax. Hut baseball's other ace. Hal New- hmiser of Detroit will have to do Ills chores against a slim turnout nf 7.5CO against the Browns at St. Louis. Another 30.1)00 are expected lo sec Boston's American League champs play Washington, at Pcn- '.yny Park. In tlie Nationnl, the Cubs may set a park record if tiiey get tlic 45.000 fans they expect for their opener neninst Plttshiiruh E'iratos. And a full house of 33.000 will be mi liniul for the Dodger - Brave game at Kbbets field. At Cincinnati. 31.000 will see the Reds play the world champion St. Louis cardinals mid 25.000 are c-x- IMJILJT ,c, HU ouai t\iartin an ovi-r inc J-.OIHS cnicnniiis und 25,000 are e-x- rltie forcini; litm to tag his partner. Peeled ((• sec the Olnnts and Plills lielkriJi. by the Tlie lioston Greek, raKc-rljal I'lillaclcli unfair tactics used on Ills I Baseball's Philadelphia. partner, soon beat Stocky Inl'i submission, cliinliiiilinc him witn the deadly crab hold. Knrilsi-n I Knollscu and . ..,., t back In the second fall and i.ttt-i wiggling out of trouble ssvenil times, won In 20 minutes. rMppiMi- lieim eliminutccl Belkns in Ij minutes with body slums ixntt a pin. Martin was eliminated by KnnlKcn wlio used an Austrian'back brcflker und body pin to do the job. In the third and deciding (ail Knctlsen was disqualified lifter six minutes of his rule-breaking maneuvers. Stocky i;r»Ube<l Murtln with a hcadlock ami ran toward tho ropes, twisting Martin's head bclwer.i the ropes mid then piilling Jiiin, iniiklii" the ropes choke Mintin. After several wnrnlngs by Meroney, Kueilsen agiiin twisted Martin's heiul in the ropes and was disqualified. Martin and Uelkns then tc.imcd up c-n Pappciiheim wllh llelkn.-, pinning liim after a scries of body slams. In the preliminary matches. Martin defeated Kueilsen in 15 ininnlo-i with a linlf ley O ver surf ,111,1 boiiy tl!]> and PnppHihclm defeated Hc-1- kns ill a scientific duel in 10 tniimies with a back body drop and pin. official presidential opening day will have to conic three days after the season is underway when the Senators return to Washington. Harry Truman and 30.000 others cot rained out yesterday as tlie Yankee-Senator Kanio was called off. Now Mr. Truman will have to wait until Friday before firing out that first ball. Durothcr In Hollywood There were last minute sidelights, most of them involving the Dod- Uers. Leo Durochcr, suspended boss of the Brooks was in Hollywood and President Branch Rickey was in a slew trying to find a man to replace him. His assorted prospective managers were In various i;Iaces about the nation, apparently turning him down as fast as he contacted them. "I don't think I'M be able to make t;ood my statement that we would have a now manager on the field by opening day," Rickey said. Babe Ruth Honored! Manila Legion Juniors Win from Independents ., MAiXII/A, Ark.. -April 15.—"Trigger" Walls' American Legion Junior Baseball Team of Manila opened the season yesterday with a 6 to !> victory over the Little Hiver Independents, member of the Mississippi County 'League. Jack Holmes. 15-year old hurlcr struck out five batters In the first three innliiR.i. J. T, Harris, .playing his second year with the -Juniors relieved Holmes in the fourth and fanned four opponents in the remaining stanzas, setting (town tlie three in one, Ir-.vo, three order. 'Howard Yelverton and Fred Wau- ncr, both 14. served Trigger as catchers. Other players on tlie roster this year include Jimmii> Slm- mnns. short stop; Joe Reed Tii.-el- k.-ild, center field and -pitcher; Jim- mic Smith, first base; Horace Adams, left field; J. w. Edwards, third base; Elvis Darr, catcher and right field; 'Manna Harris, second -base; Monte 'Clyde Milli-.i)i IS-ycnr-old lefl-hamlcd pitching star of the Manila Grade School team, and David East, third base. Willis said that Harlcy Tillcv. main-stay of the pitching staff the past two seasons who is now nt- lerulins .school in Point -Lookout. Mo., would toe here the first of Mny. Wfdl K announced that the first scheduled game for tlie Junior:,- .would he -played here against Oriccola Sunday. former Blythcyille Hurlcr Quits Mexican Ball Club 'Hairy Fcldman, lormer Blytlie- ville Girmt hurlcr. who. after several good seasons in the minor lea- Sues, graduated to the Neiv York 'Giants, and then jumped to the Mexican League last season, has deserted the Latin-American League because of a reported salary cut. Fcldman, who is now in 'business in Port Smith, pitched for the BlvthcviDe Giants of the Northeast, 'Arkansas loop in 1637 winning r.i and losing 1 in tlic .first half oi Hint year. He was sent to Port Smith of the Western Association at miti-season in 1937 -where he added 12 more iwins to his string to rcccujwratc from his long ill- nrss* was given a scroll in appreciation of "the magnificent talent and energy" he has contributed to baseball. t Central ,"lj«KC Bi*dOEs ' Green Waves "Tartro Won 3 . 3 3 Z l,ost JVl. .750 .750 .750 .500 .2.10 ,000 Southern Clubs Shift Locations For Games Today ;.' ATLANTA, Ga., April 15. (Ul 1 ) -—The Southern Association chase swings to Atlanta, Memphis. New Orleans and Nashville tonight fr.r the second set of. opening games ond a predicted turnout of •ll.P.O'J —if the weatherman gives tho customers a break. • Atlanta, ambitious to outdraw _CSi»ttanooga's J3.89S throng Sun- .day «nd thus dethrone the Lookouts as first-day attendance, has set its sights on more than 14,OCO for the home opener although -the Crackers will take the fielr to down the Birmingham Be.rous ... Shelby Kinney, ace of the Atlanta staff, will pitch for Atlanta and Vernon (Rocky) stone star ol tiie Barons 1 pitching corp; last season, will hurl for the visitors. Gov. M. E. Thompson wil toss the first ball and Cracke, President Earl Mann had hopcv to have Herman Talma.lgc : l; catcher, thus presenting baseball'i lirst two-governor battery, but UK State Supreme Court ruled. Herman out. , „ t B Memphis expects to draw arour.c -I2.COO although the Chicks r.a-n hotne with their pinfeithers n shreds after three straight losses to the surprising Little Rod; Travelers, who will again provide the opposition tonight. Likely hurters are Don Grate for Mrrn- •phls and Brad Trine {or Little In Nashville, 10,000 ars expected lor the Vols 1 home-town debut Against Chattanooga, the two .clubs having broken even in the rtw games played on the Lookou kt Sunday. Rookie 7Ieib Chrtii W expected to pitch for The Sicily. MIAMI. Fla.. 'April 15. (UP) — Br.b? 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