The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1949 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 29, 1949
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FKIDAT, JULY 29, 1949 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINl Blytheville Country Club Golfers Begin Play on New Grass Greens (^ - -i-f- \ I * Scoies soared yesterday when Blyllievflle Country Club gulicrs began chipping away at liie first grass greens in the 20-year -history of the club, The greens were opened several weeks ahead of schedule, tlumks mainly to excellent grass growing- conditions which have pn'^ailen in the county tilts year (as msuiy Tanners can attest). Work on re-construction of the course was started early in May when club members called in Dick Wilson, Floncift golf architect and designer who has drawn up plans tor a number oi the south'a larger courses. Wilson went nhuul his task with the nearly diabolical intent, of making par a tiling which only the more adept will realize very Nearly evevy fairway presents a dog-leg <;i!cct ai\d cad. ucsv green is surroiitiricd by large saiicitraps. Txvo holes, Wo. 2 and No. 7 have very pronounced doy-legs with the greens resting at a 90 degree angle from the fairway. fs'o. 2 green has been moved across a sma.ll creek which crosses Hie course and is well protected by trees. By moving the green tho distance of the hole was increased from 315 to 310 yards, but the par of four was retained. Other major changes include the inlRrchnirgliig of No, 1 and No. 9. The final green of the nine-hole layout is now at about the site of Ihe old Nv> 1 tec while the golteis wiU shvmt down thi- old No, 9 faiiu-iiy which [iimUIcls Highway Gl on (lie first hole. Changing of the green site of iNo, 1 has reduced the always tough No. 3 hole by about 154 yards. But the local sholmnkcrs probably won't be able to tell the difference in their scores for one stroke has been chopped oft the old par of five. The total effect on par has resulted in droppinE the pcrlcc- lionitits' target by two strokes, Par is now 35 and players yesterday failed (o come within two -strokes of that lotnl. Roland Bishop, who lost year won ttie club's annual tournament to determine a club champion, ijutnngct] to get a 38 on hla ffr&l nine but came In with a i;i on the second. Only one other player, C. L. Me Waters .could match Btshop'* 3H during the first clay's play. Me Waters luid a 44 coupled with hli 38. E. u. Gee, Jr., Class A Arkansas High School champ, navigated J8 holes with a 41-11! while Billy Joe Ocnton, one of the better amateur sot this area had a 44--TJ.— (Courier News 1'holo). W. Memphis Retains Title; Cards vs. Brooklyn Tonight Caraway Beaten*, HerQ as Fordmen Win In Legion Finals Crittenden Countians Cop Eastern Region Crown with 3-0 Win By Bobby C. H>lsoh (Special Courier News Writer! OSCEOLA. July 23 -West Memphis retained possessloti of their Eastern Arkansas district crown by shutting out the Caraway sen- atoi'.s in the finals of the district tournament here. 3 to 0, last night. • Little Joe Hcmphill, Manager Luke Wilson's ace in the hole, came through again to gain his second trirmph for the Johnson Auto Company sponsored entry. Prc- game dopesters put West Memphis' chances for the title on the strong right arm of Louis Carpenter, but Hcmphill came through in fine style, allowing only one unearned run in sixteen innings as he pitched his teammates to the championship. He had to do it the hard way though, as Caraway left- hander Keubin Bowden made thinss rousli for the West Memphis hitters. Allowing only seven safe hits, one less than Hemohill. bi» "Mule" blew sixteen Crittcnclen Comitinns down by the strikeout route. Thc victors opened the scoring in the second on an unearned run. Sonny sbecks drew a walk and wns off for second on the first pitch. A perfect throw by catcher Bobby Goodman nailed him at the bag. bvt second sackci- BMibv Den Tom Ivey hurled no-hit ball last*. night as Ills Phillips Fordmen mates pounded out a 12-1 decision over the cellar-doomed Razorback Drive-In nine in the second game of a City SoUbaU League doubleheader at Walker Park. H vvus -Ivey's first no-hitter of the season to go with a pair of one- | hitlers and a two-hitter. One of his' single-blow verdicts was over the . Razorbacks in the two teams' first I meeting this year. Tiie Razorbacks scored their tone tally when Phillips catcher threw into left field when trying to pick Shorty Francis, Razorback backstop, off third base. Francis drew a base on balls, one of the three given up by Ivcy, went to second on Billy Bob Eiliott's base on balls and to third on a passed ball. Koontz's peg to third on the passed ball sailed into left Held and Francis scored without a play. Ivey faced only 26 batters over the seven-inning route, allowing three free passes to first and one HOW THEY STAND AMERICAN l,EAc:(JE Chicago man was safe on an infield error. He fanned 13 Razorback hitters and allowed not a single ball to be hit io the outfield. Molnrmen Nip Jaycees The win was ttxe Foi'dmcn's ninth I Nashville of the season against three defeats I Birmingham and it left them a half-game hack of ttie Ark-Mo Kilowatters in sec- New York Cleveland x-Boston Philadelphia . Detroit Chicago . x-Washington St. Louis x-Does not game of July W 58 51 51 5'2 ri) 39 35 51 Crax Trounce 'Noogansl6-10 To End Slump By The Associated Press Blowing the game wide open with a 12-rnn rally in the seventh inning the Atlanta Crackers went on to 55 .115 beat the Chattanooga Lookouts last Sports Roundup Kullertoii Jr. Pet .637 .503 .654 .531 Lambert Reported on Way Out As Razorbacks' Cage Mentor FAVETKVILLK, Ark., July Z». (Al'l—[>r. Eugene l^nibert today cunfhnu-d • report that he h:t.s resigned as head basketball coarh. tennis couth and physical education director it liie University of Arkansas, ife said he Is "?o- injf h<to private business" Hut dial he did not cure, to disclose or discuss Ills plans further. and Bums for Include 7, .385I night, 16 .to 10. The win ended .333 j a Cracker losing string of six FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., July 29. /I'l— Head Basketball Coach Gene Lambert appeared on the why out incomplete straight. NATIONAL St. Louis . . . Brookly* ... Boston ..... New York .. Philadelphia Pittsburgh . Cincinnati- . LKACUE W L .. . . 57 36 ..., 55 .. .. 50 .. 4(i 47 . . . 44 . . .. 27 .36 59 Pet. .613 .598 .526 .402 •379 SUUTHKRN LEAGUE i ond place. In last night's first game the EUvthcville Motor Company i\fo- tormen came from behind to nip the Jaycces 7-5 in another well- New Orleans Mobile . Atlanta | Little Rock .. Memphis '. .. Chattanooga W L Pet G3 39 .GIB 57 39 .5DJ 3-1 47 51 -18 50 50 43 SB 42 58 The runner-up Birmingham Barons eul Nashville's Southern Association lead with a 13 to 5 victory over the Vols. The New Orleans pelicans clipped Memphis' chicks, 9 to :i, and the I Bears of Mobile whipped the Little -505 I Rock Travelers. 9 to 5. .SCO | -ij, c Baron win at Nashville left the Vols just three games ahead of Birmingham. TJVO games still remain in their series. The Barons had the Vols. 9-0. at the end of the first three innings. Jim McDonald pitched the route for Birmingham atid racked up his llth win against five defeats. The Pelicans celebrated "Harry • Steamboat) Johnson Night" i n honor of the league's "chief umpire" at New Orleans with the win over the Chicks. Francis Barrett 41 G4 .535 .515 .500 .434 .•WO .390 NEW YORK. July 29. (iTi— Steve Owen's prediction, as he swelters throughout preparations for next week's start of football training tor the Giants, is: "Football will be much bclier and fuster this year from the college eve right up through the pros."...The reason he gives is simple: "For the first' time in several years we're getting players fresh from four years of college bail...Foi a while we wcre|^-* *• f* getting mostly boys who had been j f f\llf^nf^ C 7f1f^ in service far several years. Maybe | ^* *•" • ^Mt X»*.UI J they weren't in condition ™\\/f.'lf* Disin &r\* had lost some of their enthusiasm. ! 7 ^JQ f /Off I Of : The colleges had the same problem,! but this season they'll have lljc, 'kids who were scrapping for places! on hist year's freshman team...! And the emphasis will be on speed t on all the teams. For instance, ll asked Red F.ttinKcr the other day' . , if del us Fischer from Nebraska was! nmlnr! ™ri! -than 180 of the na. fast...'He can only run 100 yards in ', llolls <.' were on record today 9.7. says Red. 'I've seen him do it.' . ;is <W"scc! lo « supreme national ...That's the kind of hoys we're, supervisor for Intercollegiate sports. Retting." ! The college siwrts czars voiced I unanimous disapproval of a oom- ] Something Tex tl-lincrr i mlssioni-r with the broad powers nrofcsslonal baseball has glvon A. Ettingcr, a 215-pound Kansan. is n . (Happy) Chandler as the llth arouses i mectln? of the National Association By Bill Kirn NFAV CASTLE. N.H.. July )—Athletic commissioners gov- nt the University of Arkansas to- • ay, hut a shroud of hush-husli enveloped the matter. Presley Askew, former Van Buien High School mentor and Lambert's assistant last season, was reporter! in line to become the Ra/.orback cage boss. Lambert was reported away from home last nlght. No one answered \ e , (Us telephone at the home tins i Clll . dSp St. Louis Takes Phils 10-2 for 8th Straight Win; Brooks Nip Cubs «• , , Dncclor Juliu comment." Askew would say nothing. said the kind of player who Owen's enthusiasm.. ."He's a stu- By .lack Hand (Associated Press Sports Writer) Bring on the Dodgersl That's thi 3t. Louis, where the sizzling on an eight-game winning '.'.treak, welcome another showdown Banihiu i,,,. th,. National League lead. The Cards nudged the Brooks out of first place lit Ebbets Field last A source who-Hskcd that his name : week-end. They open a thrce-gam« not be used said In Little llock late i series at Sportsman's Park tonight yesterday that Lambert Is resign-i with a game and a half lead The Ing. This source said it wns report- ! park is sold out »ri most St. Louil cd Barnhlll and Lambert hud words hotels are booked lull through Sun- 0nd the tatter's resignation WHS . day. asked or suggested. j Howie Pol]etf tne 5li . wuthpaw Lambert first became connected who coasted home on a H-l rout with the University us n student „[ die Dodgers last Sunday, drawn and a four-sport star In the IMO's. [ the opening game asslgnmenl Later he returned to his Alma Ma-; against Preacher Roe, whose scven- ter as freshman coach and then : game string was snapped by thl rose to two of the highest |»sts : Cards a week ago. In the Athletic Department. | The Cards warmed tip for the He sevvrd us athletic director dnr- '; Dodgers by smothering the Phillie! ing the war years. He took over H5 j yesterday. 10-2. for h sweep of .the head basketball coach in 1913 and I series. They roughed lip Ker.nj compiled n winning record. His ; Heint/clman. who had won nine in teams have tied for two -Southwest j a row and forced him to retire after Confci r.-nci- championships and have • a five-run second inning, never - • • place dent oi lootball and he never gives up,'' says Steve... "In practice last dropped the ball. A wild pitch | P'^yed contest. The Motormon got r season against only three defeats. sent Shirks to third, from where bo scored on Tale Floyd's ground -ingle co renter Homers . That ttn.- i,!l the scoring until Fthc eighth, when with one out. J C Enzor. \v. Memphis third sackcs golfed a Kowdon hall to deep center fielcJ. and he went all the «'.iv around for the onlv lour nnster. I 'Hue F!'>vd was safe nn nn Infield error. Prrston C.-.roenter then sin- to Harvey Dorris. Jaycce hnrlcr. for a total of II base hits while Ted! Fisher was giving up 10. i The Jaycces opened with four Bb'thcville runs in the first two innings but;* 1 ICI "'J c the Motormen went ahead 5-4 in \ *?"™°" , ' the sixth with a two-run «i>lmpp i Asnoy II Box scores: Hlythcvillc Alntor 7. .laytccs . yielded eight hits in hurling the!>f»r R«l saw Tex Coulter throw distance for the Pels. Four of them j block that nearly ruined one of our were by Bob Sneeze! Drsnicri. i players. Right away be wanted to Memphis third sackcr. He got two try H...TCX knocked him down, and] two-run splurge alter scoring twice in the second and once in the third. They iced tiie game with single tallies in the ! Cook If Dill ss . tournament's j sixth and seventh frames, n the ninth j T1 , c will assm-cci the Motormcn of a berth in the .led sharply to right/with Floyd i £">'' 1 " iu '« hi " »'">-<> n '"« '™"th. slnnpinc nt <.ecnnd. Sloddard struck b'.'f Goodman let Little rf ... Williams 2b Mcllarg Ib Canada 3b iiost-scason ; Fis h cr p .. was their eighth victory of the • the ball pel through to tile screen. On a quick Totals . . i Jayccr-s Gipson came in In relief and while I Patton cf .. recovery, he nailed Floyd at the Balking live, allowed only two runs j Halt c plate, with Carpenter moving to' Charlie Keller opened for Trumann Lloyd ss third. Hnmphill then aided his own : and was chased in the second after i H. Dorris p . cause with a long fly hall !o center ! allowing six runs with 116 one out.! Smith 3b .... nn which Carpenter scored. j Tommy Craig, Senator outfielder j Duclos 2b .. had a field day at the plate with i Rawlings Ib six successive singles in six sp- , Crowe If ; T. Dorris rf The rhamoi-'ishij) me. in direr! contrast with the afternoon srmi-final alfair which dragged | l>™™nccs "<• bat. along for three hours and fourteen West Memphis minutes, was snappily played In Jennings, ss one hour and 49 minrtcs. ; Sorrels, cl The West Memphis aggregation.: Enzor. 3b by coppirg the district tourney. I L-. Carpenter. 2b earned the right to play In Camden | Shceks. IV ^M,\ the state tournament, beginning i Floyd, if ^Aususl 2. j p. Carpenter, c rarawav 20 Trumann 12 Siortdard. rf , Hemphill. p .... fn the afternoon semi-final game | that determined the West Memphis ! Totals opponent in the 'inals. Caraway j Car » war outlasted Trrmann in a poorly- played contest 20 to 12. j B »i'roi ghs. ss ... Trumann was plagued again by i —f*"' ,! a pitching staff that was plate | Bowden ' shy. After Wcrtnesdas's game In | ,-,„„,,,„„'.,''„• wbirh four Truman hnrlcrs walked 2.i. they continued their wild ways with II passes. Caraway teed off for twenty base hit* to go with the free trips, plus nine Trumann errors for their 20 tallies. TUieben Bowden started for t:« Senators, but couldn't get the ball over the p'ato. In two and a t'Urd Innings, he wns touched for ten runs on, W. Memphis four hits while walked live. Fred I Caraway A!5 .. 4 . . •! .. 2 . . 1 .. 3 .. 4 .. 4 2 .. 4 .. 2 ..30 AB .. 4 .. 3 .. 3 .. 3 .. 4 .. 3 .. 3 .. 3 homers and two singles in lour times nt bat. The Traveler;, arc bavin; tt lough in Mobile's Harlwell Field They have yet to win a game on the I3ears home-grounds. Mobile has i i won three out f the current four- i game scries. The last, time the Rocks j visited Mobile, they dropped six .straight. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL I.KAOUE Brooklyn 7 Chicago 1. St. Louis 10 Philadelphia 2 New York 8 Pittsburgh 6. Boston 11 Cincinnati 2 he got up and tried again.. .Coulter ilallt'tu'd jinn four or five times, until they both were bo tired they LOllki hardly get up. bul Ktllnger still was trying to figure some v;ay to meet that block." Sportsmrnliim Moult Stratlon will pilch for the Keguin, Tex., team in the .stale M mi- i pro tournament which starts today of Collegiate Commissioners clo.^cd veslerday Eiirlicr, the commissioners pledged their assistance to the N.C'.A.A. "sanity roflc." dc.stiticd to curb eli- •jibllity liolatlons. Tlir 'olfcKe sports heads agreed with Viilor O. Schmicl' of I be Pa- ci'rc COPS. Conference who dc:lar- rcl that "thPin is a need lor lecis- lailini by the NCAA, against Iry- ou's of pjaspeftive stirdent ath- lele.s by coll^'je and sub idix^ri trips lo by prasjircLs." The oarticipation of college ath- lel^-s with rctnalning eligibility itl ull-st^j- r>r charity games ayain met finished lower limn third in the conference standings. Only lust yrar. after a slow start, the RjiKirbacks finished fast, tying Rice and Baylor for the conference Sixteen hits spilled olf the r St Louis bats In the attack on Helnt- zelman. Ken Trinkle and vounj Charley Bickneii. Oddly enough disapproval. The bun , lm] , n Y crown and going on to win a play- oil to rop'r-scnt the Sixth District j in the NCAA's western playoffs at Kansas City. They won third plate at Kansas City. Lumber! nlso is tennis coach and physical cdur.ninn director nt the university. Helwccn Ihc times lie was here as nn athlcli- and returned as n coach he tutored ullilfUc teams at Texarkana. Ark Hi K |, Hclio,,!. N or ,|, : ^ Do| , Ncwcoml)c arc Icxas Junior College and Kcnyon ,, ork 'Ohio) College. Askew played baskdbal] ami foot- Ktan Mtisial didn't get one in fivt lilps. Chuck Dlcring was the leader witii a pair of doubles and • single. Hranca (Joes Kunte Brooklyn drew hope from Ralph Hianca's route-going job against tile Chicago Cubs. 7-1. his first complete game and first victory since June W [jespllc his I Hh triumph Branca probably will miss the Card series in which rookie Joe Hatten slated Ui Goodman, c Miles, If Craii. cf D. Dennis. Sb B. Dennis. 2b Totals AR 4 4 3 . . 4 3 . 4 . 4 . . 4 . 3 33 AB 3 4 . 4 . . 2 . . 3 .. 4 .. 4 .. 4 . . 2 .. 1 31 Totals 28 5 10 ! Phillips Motor 12, Kazorlucks I Raf.orbarks AB R Francis c 3 1 B Elliott ss-p 2 0 Lipford Ib 3 0 Layson If 3 0 O. Bullion 2b 3 0 Forehand 3b 3 0 Cheatham rf 2 0 Pollock cr-ss 2 0 Olifson p 0 0 White cf 1 0 x-Batted for B. Donnk in nintu 010000011-3 000000000-0 Totals . ... Phillips Hollingsworth Mullen 3b .. TJaker 2b Koontz c .... Duclos ss James Ib ... Wixson If ... Mitchell cf .. Key p Totals . ... AB .. 3 .. 5 .. 4 .. 4 .. 2 .. 0 .. 4 .. 1 .. 2 A.MIOK1CAN LKAGUE New York 3 Cleveland 2. Boston 6 Chicago 1. Detroit 13 Washington 7. St. r^uis at Philadelphia, rain. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Mooile 3 Little Rock 5. New Orleans 9 Memphis 3. Birmingham 13 Nashville 5. Atlanta 16 Chattanooga 10. Oame bsskttb«l!cr, ts burning up a! Before concluding their [our-day .summer hotel Softball league In the ' meetln? .the sports supervisors rc- Ctuskills' as a pitcher...Southern lftcactl ^' a S Bushncll of New football .scouts say to keep your eye : Y° ry - ll > c Eastern College Atlnetic on johnny Papit. the Virginia full- i Conference's representative. a.s back, and Jt.r Ducicck. North Caro- '•• "resident, and Reavc.i i Peters of Ima's soph guard from Hazlctmi. [Kansas Cily and Ihe Big Seven i Conlerenre a.s secretary-treasurer. Tiie comniis-sioncrs agreed on a • i!e sorr.cwherc on the c« i lor ncx' year's meeting. Today's Games NATIONAL I.HAGUE Brooklyn at St. Louis 'nightl. New York at Cincinnati (night). Boston at Pittsburgh might). Philadelphia at Chicago. AMKKK:A.\ LEAOUE Chicago at New York (night). Cleveland at Boston 12 - one nieht). Detroit at Philadelphia <nighll. St. Lo'jis at Washington might). SOUTIIKRN LEAGUE Memphis at New Orleans (night* ChaUanoo-a at Atlanta might) Little Hock at Mobile (night). ..25 12 121 Birmingham at Nashville (nifht). Yesterday's Sports in Brief By the Associated Press Gulf S:, Paul. Minn, —Cluck llarbcrt of and Lloyd Mar:^ru:n of Chicago look the firs L round load in the We-stcin Open tournament with 67'i. Saint John. N.B.—Dick Chapman 01 Plnebllrst. N.C.. gained the scini- finats in the Canadian Amateur by bcatlt'g Mike Pidlaskl of Winni- j peg, 2 and 1. j | Tennis j 1 Southampton, N,Y. — RUhard j ; GVjn^it^ Billy Talbert, Gardnar XTuiloy and Herbert Flam gained the -semifinals in the Meadow Club Invitation. Track Oslo, Norway—James Fucru of Yale bettered the world shot put record with a throu oi 58 feeV 4 37,« Inches in the little Olympics, 'morel Park Sunday. Luxora Ball Club To Meet Armorel Tiqers Sunday The Annorel Tigers will remain I at home Sunday afternoon to play the I/ixora Independent* at Armorel Park. The game Is called for 3 ./clock. This will be the Tigers' first game this year with the L-uxora agflrega^ lion which Is expected to field a strong team. Manager Marion Dyrr said that ne will call on cither light banner Frank EllLs or southpaw Jerry Dean to face Luxora. Ellis returned to the Tigers' loid last Sunday alter pitching several games for the Caraway Redblrds. Manager Dyer said that only one ,;ame has been scheduled lor Ar- He had rr.sttmrd .is assistant coach at (he UnivrrMtv to accept the head twuhlng position at Lit- : tic Rock Junior College. At Little Rock. President J. A. Larson said Askew and the <'<.llcgc had "aurci-d to' terms" but that the coach had noli returned a signed contract. Jimmy | Karam, LRJC athletic director, said ! be did not expect Askew to be on ' his staff. The Ni'w York Giants again poked their heads into the first division, displacing the i'lnls, with an 8-« edge over Pittsburgh. Warren Spahn coasted to his 12th win, heating Cincinnati H-'2. whllt his Boston mates put the slug on Ken Itaffensiierger and two succes- vrvrs for 16 hits, five by Ed Sauer. Thc dependable Aliie Rcynolds- •foe page combination pitched thf New York Yankees to » 3-2 decl- Junior College sion over Cleveland, splitting th« vital series and restoring the YankV four-game lead. Game Ordered Completed One again four games behind th« Yanks. Cleveland left the stadium for a live-game series at Boston, opening with a day-night doublt- hcacier today. With Dom OlMaggio on a 23-gami hitting streak and leading th« le«- fcue with a .344 average, Boston again is in a position to challenge. Joe McCarthy's team lost a win yesterday when American League wA^ni\-f-7T>M i i in ,, president Will Harrldge ordered th« Watir ,-r S\ y M '- Box and Washington to compiets . Walter irony. H.iker. a n-year-old six-inning game of July 7. Boston high school senior from Atlanta, : icd 8-3 when the game was called move d to the fore today as top to pc ,,nit the Sox to catch a Main. inoice js the national junior golf . They'll play the final three inningi meet moved into the fourth round.! before their Aug. 20 game. Over the 6350-yard Congressional | McMarthy got another well-pitch<-d game yesterday from Ellis Kinder, who scattered seven Chicago l:its (or his llth victory 6-1. He might have had a shutout but for an error by Vern Stephens. Dizay Trout's homer with the buses full featured a seven-run ninth-inning Detroit rally lor a H- Atlanta Amateur Takes Lead in Junior Golf Meet July Course yesterday. Baker downed I long-hitting score in the first round ' with long-bitting Pat Schwab of i Dayton. Ohio, who notched ihc, meet's top medal score In the first round with a tour-under 67. Baker meets Dick Hcsscmer of Houston today. Eugene Spilkcr. Clayton, .meets ! 7 victory over Washington. A Ken Edwards. Kort Worth, in one', duled St. Ixiuis-phlladelphia nl t of the top fourth matches today. ' game was rained out.

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