The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1947 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 21, 1947
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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1947 BIA'THEVILLK (AUK.) COURIL3K NEWS Cubs in Chicago Win from Cards Big Bill Nicholson's Two Homers Account For Six Runs in Game New Orleans Spots Travelers Out of Top Spot in Southern i-.v r :JHNI-:I.JI;S RYAN 1'nllcil l'r<ss S|>i>rls \Vriler *- NEW YOHK, April 21.—The Chi- W.tgo Cubs, made ivary by many previous relapses, were hopeful but nut jubilcm Inday over His Bill Nicholson's Imcsi recover from his batting "sickness." Nli!hols«n tiit twiv homo runs off Howie pollc-U and balled in six i mis yesterday os the Cubs defeat- id the world ch:uii[ii ( m St. Louis Cardinals. 7 lo 4. and if he finally was shaken his two-year slump ihe ilnb can be pennant contenders all (he way. The |)re-slum|) Nicholson was Eood enough to make that much (liflerence to a Ic.nn. He came to the Cubs in IMo and batted just undercut) in 1U40 and 1042. in 19-13 lie led the National League in ho- mcr.s with 20 and in runs batted in with :>$ while hitting .3(1!). The next year he led in iiumrrs—'.13— and tuns batted in 122. Then something went wrong. lie couldn't mret the ball s<|iiarely and was getting \ieak pop-lips instead of M.'Hd tjlusls in'.o ihe stands. He hit i .2'!:) in la-in and .220 last year. | Frantic, he fried miy change in ! stance or batting method that was suggested. There was no miracul-! mis cure, but this Sprint; he began I to hit belicr in training. Tea n: n:a tcs C'a n I ifl us Fncili',' the pitchim; stars of the Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pi- I i ales in his five games so far this season, he is hitting- only .222. But ! he has eight runs batted in. Yes- I Aei-day's homers were his first, and | fjft'olli were well-hit balls. But the ~;ubs. rcmemberiii;; that, Nicholson i hit (wo homers in twn davs last May, then got only two in the next two months, weren't stampeded into premature pennant fever. They will watch Big Bill's next few games. Then they will talk. Today's talk was of the Cards, who were unaccountably resting in the league basement. Hank Borowy and John Fchmitz stopped them witli five hits yesterday, and Nicholson took care of the Cub offense as the Cards were beaten for the fourth time in six starts. The Phillies trampled the New York Giants. ID to 1, with n 1C- hit attack helped by four Giant errors. Jim Taber and Andy Semi- nick luunored for ihe winners and Schoolboy Howe, who pitched a six- hit game, doubled home three runs in Ihe eighth inning. Rookie Bill Avers was Ilic starter and loser and was batted out in a five-run fourth lly WILLIAM TUCKi:« • United I'ress Sports Wriii'r ATLANTA, On.. April 21. -It 13r>d Nieholl'.s Lookouts actually tirv Southern Association jicn.vml- bounci, the man de.stini'd to be chief shoveler on the Chattanuo^a choo- C'hoo upbears to be 1 ylfted CHI Coan by the yrace of the Waiihiniilo'.i Senators. Hitting his second and ihird hc>- mprs of the season. Co-an ir.w.'eml tht! Lookouts to two-Kami's-t^-onc 1 series decision over the Atlanta Crackers (luring the weekend ami showed the same class ili-a:, made ]iim a <rookie sensation In 19i r >. Coan rode the Washing,r\ Iw-ncl: almost all last season and \v;«s -sent back, to Chattanooga just in time BASEBALL STANDINGS sommcitN I.EACUI-: New Orleans Chattaiioojia . Little Rock ... Atlanta Nashville . ... Uirmiintham Mobile Memphis . ... L. :i 3 •i 4 ;( P, H •IKO\" ! Walcotfr Seeks Philadelphia Bouf With Louis April 21. lUl'l -A pi-uiJo-^i'd Joe Louis-Jersey J'n 1 Walcotl lieayyweiiiht tille fiuht in Philadelphia had uflii'inl »P|)i'ovai AssoflHtiun \ the National Boxing th, the a<td matchmak! NBA 'ft NAT1ONAI- Pitlshurgli Hoston . Drooklyn . Cincinnati to gel in harness for tin: cmnntiNe.v York campaign. And he has proved buth 1 Boston main force and inspiration u( W. 1, 5 1 -1 1 '> 2 '.) 4 3 3 today. although .f)f,ij \ that it isn't in ,5i:o business. .i>UU However, the NliA executive com- ^-.j<j i mittee noted that WnlcoHJs inuna- -j-].-, »cr.i and 1'iomolei 1 llcrmuu Taylui ''JUU! bud joined in guar.inleelng 1/oms I S.!U3.(J00. and said thai U would approve sucli a bout bemuse Walro'.t 11 rated Ihe lending challenger. IjOl'is' handlers have not couuiuTnl- td on the otlcr. .«) .411') his club in (he first 10 days. After winning the opener ot (he Atlanta scries Friday niijii', the Lookouts got awav to n six can di-fi- cit in (he second game Siitinday. Coan (ried valiantly to i-t:. them back in tlie game, hitting a threr- run homer and doubling \vlth none out his next lime up. But im, mates didn't respond and proceeded to! St. kick the name bc-yond liupe ol re- ' '•' covery with enough horrible fielding to last them (he res( of the yr-ai. Atlanta winnintj VI to 4. It was a different story ye.'.'.cKirtv however, as Cuan clouted a homer in the lirst game of a douhli'-licader lo make ii 1-1 and the L-.ii-k-nuts didn't let him down twice. They went on to win C to 3 and rallied to tie the second game at 1-1 before it was halted by darkness alfr rev- i en frames. Their success in Atlanta broniUi- (he Lookouts up from fourth lo second place where Iliey were nudging the New Orleans Pelicans, wha stayed in front with six viil'.rie.-: against four defeats alter .split- tins a Sunday double-header with the underrated Little Roc.i Travelers. Byron Cook loafed lo an e.-e-y victory for the Pelicans in the opi-n- er yesterday at New Orleans, allowing nine hits but never getting in trouble after his mates slal-.c-l him to a three-run lead in the first, innim-. But. Little Rock InstiM nut a C to fl victory in the nightcap. Boh Schnpp. who took ovc-.- for Bradford Trine in (he sixth inning ns New Orleans knotted the stoical Ji-all. emerged the winner whi!u his Traveler mates scored one in the seventh. Rain and wet grounds washed old the scheduled Nashville a( Bn-mln<.;- 1mm and Memphis a( Mobile doubleheaders. Tonight. Nashville plays at Atlanta. Memphis at New- Orleans. Little Rock at Mobile and Chattanooga at Birmingham in new series Chicago . St. Louis AMKItlCAN L-. II 1 2 •i •J PC 1 . LIU;) .UU'J Chicago . .. Boston . .. New York . Detroit . . . Washington . Louis . -, Cleveland . Philadelphia Yesterday's Results •soirnii-n\ v i-rAOin-: CliiUliinuo^a C-1. Atlanta i*-:<- tSi s ron t i ^aine called pint si'vciuii, NY'.v Orleans 9-fi, Little Ro;-k :(-ti. Memphis at- Moinle, ruin. Nashvil!<> a I Bii'miM;:,h:mi, rain. Charles Cole Wins Top Spot In Bike Races . .ft'JOJ Charles Cole rode nway will '.4UO] "''and Jjrr/e honor:, in (he bicycle . -j^-j ' races lielil saluruay at Wnlkev PavK l . ' u . -,)'i 1 iindi-i- the sponsorship of the Hly- ' . "' NOW at— Liberty Cash Grocery Blonde, brunette, and red-haired wigs for show window manikins have been made from chicken feathers. NATIONAL I.KAOUE Cincinnati !S-:i. Pittsburgh !i-V. Philadelphia 1C. New York 1. Chicago 7. St. Louis 4. Brooklyn at KosUm. rain ai wet groimds. AMKHH'AN I.IiACUK .New York 0-3. Philadelphia '.'. (10 innings). Washington 3. Hoston 1. St. Louis at Chi"ac,o (21. cold. Chicago at Detroit, snnw. Today's Games SOUTHERN LKAfiDK Memphis at New Orleans. Nashville at .Atlanta. Little Rock at Mcbile. Chattanooga at Birmingham. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Boston. Philadelphia at New York. Cincinnati at Chicago. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LKAGHE Chicago at Dclroil. Boston at Washington. Only games scheduled. inning. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh divided a pair. The Reds, getting 1C hils behind Ewcll Blackwell. ran un a 13 to 5 triumph in the opener. Eddie iller hit two homers, making his season total four, and Angle Glati and Bobby Adams each got one. Hank Greenbcrg hit a threc- rttn Pirate homer. His second tour- master of the year. Pittsburgh won Hie second came. 7 to 3. with 11 hils. Frank Gustinc hit safely Inrec times in (he game, shortened to f) 1 -: innings by darkness. Brooklyn and Boston were rained put ,as were the Chicayo-St. Louis and Detroit-Cleveland games in the American League. Scnatnrs Defeat champs of '-IS Washington tripped the Boston 1. in one of the two i lies. Walt Afasteroivs thrcc-hii hurling sent the league champs to their first, 1947 licking afler our wins. The Senators jolt- | o t | rookie Mel Parnell for all three i runs in the first inning. | The New York Yankees won two , from the Philadelphia A's, c to 2 and 3 to 2 in 10 innings. Feature j of the day was Joe DiMnggio's re- j turn to center field for the Yanks j Atlanta Wins Title Of Speedway Racing Kincj ATIJANTA, On., April 21. (UP) — "Red" llyron of Atlanta today w.-js the national stock car auto racing king after posting the fastest time in trials at the Lakcwood way here. A crowd of 17,000 watched Byron; first, cop top money yesterday \vh'?n; Cahli Ihcville "V" Chai les won first place prizes In four events iiii-luiling llir grand | Pri/.e ra.-c, a rnt-e between winners (if the first four eontest.s; hoys tiu-k riding; and the boys 1T> years iif af!e and older race, and boys and older gliding contest. A Inrne eold Irophy, donated by (he 'Hicycle Institute of Amen-ia. was awarded him for winning the grand pri/." race. I Prizes of merchandise from various spai'thie. goods stores, anil j small gold and silver plated medals \ver,. awarded first, second and third place winners in each even', ricsuits of the races are as fol- lov.-s: Parade first, .luanil'.i Ferguson: second, .lilnmic Lee Moore: third. Marv Lou Garnelt; third, Polly llerr. Races: (Bovs (9-101—firsl. Jesse j Webb; se-ond. Drain Adams; third, j Jackie Shcrard. I BC.VS i il-tau firsf, Billy Jcmi Michael; second. Eugene Cabl?: third. Totinnv Slrililen. Boys US-Mi- -firsl. Virgil Davis: 1 rorond, Buford Hopper; third. Te.t Vance. Boys (ISand upl first, Charles Cole: second, Billy Walker, thir.l, Curtis Cole. Girls—first. Carol Ann -Bailey; second. I/ivillo Burnett; third. Bc',- ty Lee Garrott. Brr.'.s Trick Killing first, Charles Cole, second, Buford Hopper; third, Ted Viuice. Plank Riding: Girls—first. Mary Lou Garnet! second, Jimmie Lee Moore; third, Juanita Ferguson. Goys (9-101—first. Jesse Webb; second. Jark Shpeberd: third. Danny Hosletler. Boys (11-121— first, diaries Ray Hall, second Billy Jean Michael, third, Manley Fienberg. Bo.vs (13 and upl-first. Buford Hor.p?r: second. Ted Vance; third. I- Billy James. | Cy.~lc Gliding: Boys (11-12) — Leo Hodge; second. Eugene third. Billy Jean Michael. Injury to Keep Martin Frorh Ring Tonight Promoter Mike Meroney nnnoun- i'i'<l loilny that a change In lo- nlght's wrestling program will Ue necessary due lo Wnyne Murlln ui'iiiB hurt In n nintcii with Joe WeU'li Friduy nlghl. Murtin was originally slated lo ii|i]:i'ni- with Jaek Welch In the lag Ipiitinv lonlglil. After a Ilirlll- iiiR iHTdmnaiice lust week. Martin vvus bucked ior a return mutch lo night but a .substitution will Ue Meroncy stilled Hint complcli' cu'lails of the incident were not learned but it WHS reported Unit Waym. had ui'cii hurl In Ihe mulch and the Injury would force him to ii'liiv liom the ring for n ni.'rlo; in lit least two months. SiiljstitulhiK for Martin will bi 'he Kentleiiian tlml did the Jol). .Idi 1 Welch. Welcli will be paired wilh his younger brother Jack in i'. snentlfje, duel with Lefty Pacer mid Ted Dell. Joe and Jack have appeared In llir local nrenn numerous times •d are ftivorles of many (;ruut groan fans of Blytlivvlllq. men are noted for their hoi FACE FIT1 Babe Ruth Goes North To Receive High Honor NKW YOHK, April 21. IDI'I-- lliibe Knlh. .sim-tiinned and much leavler ufli-r a l-'lorlda vacation, was expected (o arrive at Newark ,dr|)or( a( ubonl 6 p.m. toniulu from Mlinnl llcaeli. Tin! foi-Jiier New Vork Yankee oullU-ld star, whose home records still sliind, will he nues( of lionor ill Yankee Hluillutn "the house thai Huth built"-- on April .!7, designated as "liabe Knlh IJ'iy." Then hi! said he will plunge Inio Ills new Job as consultant with the Ford Motor Compimys pavUcipatlon In Ihe Ainerli'iin Legion National Junior hasebnll progrmn. Grid Team Owner Dies CHICAGO, April ai. (UP)- Funeral services will be held Tuesday Tor Charles w. Bldwell, iiwncr of the Chicago CiirtUjials prot'issluiiiil lootball (earn, who died Bii.'urda/ of pneumonia. tioot'tie llnliis, owner-couch of (he rival Chicago Hears foolball, mid William II. Jolinston. indwell's l>ar(ner In Ids horse radii;; enterprise.-;, will be aiming Hi.' pallbearers. Local Golfers Delay Contest in Dyersburg Wendell Eaton, pro at the n!v llu'vllle Counlry club announced Uxluy Ural the goli tuuriininuni i f.chcduli'd between members of the local club and Dyersbuii!, Tenn.. hns been postponed dun to confll;',- tiiK dates with the lour-hil! tournament to be lii-UI In Memphis. The tournament was scheduled to be played In Dycrsbini;. April 27, OMidals of the Dyersbui'K dun auniumced that the tournament will bi' played May 4. A return bi'twci'n members of th t i two clubs will bi' jilnyi'd here next .month, h ( . sated. I'liina for an Individual tourna menl to be held here In August or Septembei 1 are beiiin formulali'd he announced. To Coach at DeQueei? POCK, ''Arfc- AjtfU ' (UP)— Harold M. Stanley, assistant Coach at Ouachlta College, . past two years, has b«*n slgneil conch at DeQueen High School. Stanley played pro football witi the Cleveland Lions and pro bas-l kclball with the PhUlips « QilerJ be/ore going to Ouachita. He re- iluccs Prank Mosley who ' coach at Texarkar.a this year. A new piaiit-kllllni! chemical known us INHA---2-lo<lo-:inltrn-bcn- y.oic acid- --belongs lo the same chi'mical fninlly a.s 2, -1-1J. Read Courier News Want Ads. We are taking atiert ttt Attic Fans (a be installed before hot weather. .Call us (or estimates • MISS. COUNTY LUMBER CO. Phone. «« tiiempers and their ability to slaw .1 good fiyhl regardless of Ihe odd.s. •Hell and Pacer are two of I lie toughest In the business. Both men arc scientific mid very fast. 13 Holh are rule-abiding firappiors but ,,,, like things roii|;h. The rougher Ilicir oiiixments make things, (he better they !lkc it. In the two one-rail prelims. J<ic Welch win meet Facer and brn- Hicr Jack will match holds wan Hell. I' 3(j_ | Hoys fi:i nnd upl -first. Charlef uc-jColc: .second, Buford Hopper; third ofjjiie Thoinason. Girlsfirst. L'lville Bm-ncll. se.c- ,n'roul. Carol Ami Bailey, third. Bftty Lop Garrott. Grand Prize—Charles Cole. Officials of the contest wore: Wilson Henry. Carl liryanl. Aubrey Poyd. Dnllon C. Fowlstoi W. H. Pease. M. F- Whitney. Or- officials cancelled tile featured mile sweepstakes final race cause of rain. Billy Garden Mablcton, Ga.. was second and Jauk Smith of Atlanta, third, cash earnings. A spectacular seven-car pileup marred the first of the four (nullifying heats when one ot the f>\r^ spun around on the Northeast turn and blocked the speedway. Three drivers were injured bid only J. c. j ville Chisum. Charlie Hambo. Vanlandingham or Atlanta icqmr-i c.d hospitaliz.ition. Zaharias Wins Her Grand Slam in Go/Wont PfNEHURST. N. C., April -Jl. Spa Seeks Stadium HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. Anrll 21 ^UPi—A three-man committee wit confer (his week with Hot .Spring' civic organisations in an elforl to bring the' uroposed Arkanvs Wai Memorial Stadium to this resort city. Members of the committee nrc 1 IUP1—Babe Didrickson Zaharias comiilctcd a grand slam ot the women's golf circut by dcleatir.:; Louise Suggs one un in 2 ( ; lulos to coi> the North-South Women's; state Hep. Uoyd n Darnell Milm Golf Championship Saturday. c. Crt-ighton. president, of ilie Ar It was the abe's Mth e.i:i.secu- kansas Kami-back Cliil). mi! .loin and hi.s three-run homer that tag-i |1V ? victory since winning the Na-l Nelson, secretary-maiingor or tin ged Jess Flores with defeat In the tional women's title last Summer. Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce first game. DiMaggio wore a spc- I cial shoe that protected his opera- I lion-scarred heel, and fielded well.' Buddy Rosar's ninth-inning ho-! mcr sent the second game into an j extra inning, but an error follow-, ed by Tom Ilenrich's double allow- i ed New York to win. Rookie Don Johnson went the route against Ihe ' A's Phil Marchildon. OiMaggio' didn't play the second game. Yesterday's star: Bill Nicholson of the Cubs, who batted in six runs with two homers off .Howie Polled, o the Cardinals, {ending pitcher of 1040 in the National League. From \vliere I sit : ^ oe Advciluci Honesty As A Guide For Action Folks in our town believe in let- ling reliable men do a job right. Take our beer retailers for inMjrnce: it's lo their interest to ' kicp their place pleasant, clean, law-abiding. 3f they don't, the Arkansas Committee ot tlvo United States Brewers Foundation cooperates with law-enforcement authorities in eliminating unfavorable conditions. You can help by reporting any condiltona surrounding the retail sale of beer In your community which do not meet the high standards of public senliment and of the Arkansas brewing Industry. From where I sit, Self-Regulation by the beer Industry, unliko Prohibition, promotes temperance and respect for the law. Furthermore, this program of honcat action pays Arkansas over a million dollars a year in tnxeg. Remember: Bootleggers don't pay anything! * \. ARKANSAS COrVWITTR, UNITED STATES BREWERS FOUNDATION J l^ HACO »OYD, STAH D1KCTO* . ,. 402 PYRAMID SLOG., UTTU HOCK, AIK,* SPECIALIST AT WORK! The auto mechanics \\-<i employ arc the best in their line. Thai, is wliy it pays to K ivo your car our hater service. There's not a job we can't do, from comVlele motor overliaiiliiiK to tracking down Hie source of a squeak or nimble! Drive in ... drive easier, safer, longor! in Sales Co. Sales — Studcbaker — Service RIU, CIIAMBLIN LEX c 11.1-118 So. Third St. nioric 2105 Phihdclphian to Battle Heavyweight Bob Sikcs UTTI.E DOCK. Alk.. April 'i UP)—-Ijv.y Modell of Philadelphia vill fninish the opposition tor hi veight nob Sikcs in a Ifl-i-oiiuil lure bout of next Thursday light's Little Rock boxing curd. Modell will arrive and working' •lit at the Y'MOA Sunday. He has. ieeii lighting In the East since lrcp|>ing a decision lo Billy Conn I id luler acting as sparring part- ler for the lieavy.weip.lit contender. Hikes returned to Little 'Hock I'oin Hoi Springs today tp begin | icavy training. , BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING l.OWKST ADMISSION I'lllOK ANYWHKRE! lU'Horvcd Swits or. i-'.ilc at (lie l,c(,'ii>n Arena from (i p. m. Kvery Monday (UHJM'S .ir.c — CHILDREN .Ife Monday, April 21 i' 1 '"* i»«'iu«icd) HOX SKATS 15c EXTRA TAG MATCH JOE WELCH and JACK WELCH versus LEFTY PACER and TED BELL ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30 MINUTE MATCHES Jack Welch , Joe Welch vs. Lefty Pacer Ted^Bell Announcement to Telephone Employees Many employees now on strike have called to ask whether they could come back to work. There's no "lockout" at the telephone office. The company welcomes any employee back to work. After the strike is over the company will not at the demand of the union discharge, demote, or discipline p 4* any employee for remaining at work during the strike or for having returned to work before the end of the strike. SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY

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