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Monday, May 2, 1949
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PAGE SIX Phillies Take Third Straight From Bums; Harry Brecheen Turns Back Cubs by 8-3 Count By Jot Keichler (Associated Tress Sports Writer) They laughed when the Philadelphia front office announced in dead •erlousnes. (his spring that (lie once futile, forlorn Phillies ) would be known as the "Fighting Phillies." They laughed all Hie hinder when the Quaker City's chronic second division outfit proceeded to belie their new nickname by dropping six ol their first nine starts. But that was [our days ago. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 2, 1049 Blytheville Golf Team Defeated Jonesboro Squad Wins Dual Meet on Craighcad Course They're not laughing any more.* The rival National League clubs \ simply fail to see anything funny about ?• team that Just got through knocking oft tlie Brooklyn Dodgers three times in as many days in their own backyard, we imset. ilu' Dodger? were generally rated as the club to bca! for the flag. Yesterday's 4-2 victory over the Dodgers boosted the Phils out of the league cellar, 12 percentage points above the Chicago Cubs. They now have a \von-lost record of 6-8. are only half a game out of the first division and three sanies behind the front running Boston Brave*. They start an 11-game home stand tomorrow. Braves Take Ghnils Twice The Braves moved into undisputed lirsl place in the national, winning bolh ends of a double header froir. the New York Giants. 6-5 an'l 1-2, before- 33.402 home town rool- els - , . , Julinny Antonell). Boston's high- priced 19-year old bonus southpaw, won hh first big league game in his Jirsl major league start in nightcap: He Crax, Barons Victorious in Southern Play Things Look Brighter for Durocher On Eve of Meeting with Chandler HOW THEY STAND St. New York Brooklyn . . Pittsburgh . Philadelphia Chicago .... By I lie Associated Press The .Southern Association trie lo wallow ihrough anol.ier roun of baseball on sloppy, .slippery Held Sunday, but only in Little Hock and Memphis was here enough (online for anybody to set anywhere, And at that, there was too much mud nnri rain for more than one Ki<me exrh in I In If Hock and Memph s whore douUchcadc-rs were scheduled. Allnnla and little Hook Miuec/- : «t a game in between showers— j a 15-4 victory tor Atlanta—and •tried Lo gel on \\ith the second. .'They called it a very iJ.'ifl dny In Ihe fourth inning and went home with the wore tied 2-2. A ternn of Hlylhevllle Country I Boston .. Club golfers dropped their first. Cincinnati riunl meet o[ (he season yesterday,' «> i to a .joiirslxiro Country Club learn by a 21-1:1 M-OIC. The tournament' was played on the Jonesboro course. A slow, driviup rain most, of the dny yrsterdny flowed down play cmi.siiiorably iiiui kept most scores well above pur. The tournament was delayed [or more than an hour bv the rain. nillv Joe Demon, a shotmaker from ' Wilson mid formerly one of Memphis' lop iimiucurs, .scored Ihe most Important of nlythcvillc's five match victories, defeating J. W. Dn/lck. Jr.. I lie 19-" slate ama-' ti'iir champion. Denton loured Ihc slow Jonesboro course in fjiie-under-par 72 to take all three points from Bn/- Ick. He scored :K.s in both his nine hole rounds. Rolnnd i.Skreteri BUhop, Hob Porter, 1. it. Coleman and Earl Thomas, accounted for the rest of Blyihcville's points. Mali'h Scores NATIONAL LEAGUE Pet .643 .583 .545 .402 .46 .402 .429 .41 AMERICAN IJKAGUB New York . I Chicago ... ; - Cleveland Detroit ... Philadelphia Boston .. fit. lAlllS .. Washington W. 10 8 8 1 8 6 3 3 Sports Roundup Pet .WQ .615 .BOO .583 .533 .500 .231 .214 SOUTHERN I.KAOVE Little Rock . New Orleans Birmingham . Atlanta Nashville ... Mobile Chattanooga , Somluvide showers peeked away allowed six hits, but | .^ t j lp jji nn i])i.h»iii-Mejnphis pro' 'gram l>ut slopped just lung enough 1m a 4-0 Birmingham victor' 1 'Hien the nun came tn anain and the -srcond g rnc was a washout. Mobile nt cliattanooiia mid New Orleans at Nashville ciotibleheaclcis \vcre postponed. The loss to Atlanta »'ns Hie worst beating Little Rock hud taken this year but It still left the. Trnvs first in the standings. five and •was rescued by Nelson Potter when he walked the first three men to face him in the ninth. Harry (The Cat) Brerheen and Stan Musial teamed up to give the St. Louis Cardinals an 8-3 triumph over thi. Cubs. Brecheen spread out 13 hit5 for his second victory. Musial led (he hitting attack on Cub l.ur-ers with three hits two walk* in five times at bat. Pittsburgh juld Cincinnati divided a rioilble header, the Pirates winnlnp the opener. 10-4. nnd the Reds taking the second came 5-2. Bosox Drub Yanks The Boston Red Sox. after two slraish- beatings by the New York Yankee! .finally came to life, blast- Ing Mils Heynods and Frank Shea for U hits "and an 11-2 triumph Johnny Pesky, Veni Stephens and Ted Williams walloped home runs for the winner*. It was Mel Par- nell'f third win In as many starts. Bob Lemon pitched a two-hitter for Ceveland. but bowed to Delroii's Hal Newhonser. 3-2 on Dick Wakefield's three-run homer in the first, inning. The Philidalphia Athletics smash- out, two more victories over the haplefs Washington Senators, 159 and 1-3. with the second game halted after seven Innings because of the Pennsylvania curfew law. The Chicago While Sox whipped the Brawns twice In Si. Louis. 7-G »nd 14-11. to make It seven in a row over the Browns this season. In all. the Sox have won eight games, the other coming the Tigers. City Softball Loop Openers Set for Tomorrow Night Opening games in the Blytheville Y's City Soltball League arc scheduled lo be played on the Walker Pnrk diamond tomorrow night, J. P. Garrolt, Y director, said today. Four games are on tomorrow niyht's opening slate with the defending champion Sullivan-Nelson nine slated to meet the Junior Chamt>cr of Commerce team in the first game nt 8 o'clock and the Razorback Drive-In teiim playing Blytheville Motors in Ihe second. U-BKUC games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights of each week dining the season, Mr. Oiirratt said. The llrst gume each night will start promptly nt 8 o'clock j Invltp with the second following irnmedi- ' opens Individual match scores with Memphis points tallied shown in parenthesis were as follows: J. W. Buzick Jr. Joncslxiro, 75 i or Hilly Joe Demon, 12 <:»; W. A. Powell, .lonesboro. 74-<2);Eart Baker 71 'Oi; Howard Wllcoxson, Jonesboio. 13 >:l>: Dr. James C. Guard, Hlythevillc. IIS I0>; Barney Osment. Juncsboro. IS Cli; George Hubbarri. Blytheville. 84 iO); Ed Scott .Jr.. Jonesboro. SI (0); no- land Bishop. Ulylhevillc. 76(3). George I'myear, Joncslxiro, 19 121: John Caudlll. Blytheville. S4 iOi; Karl Tolcr. Jonsboro. 82 15. B. Gee Jr. Blytheville. 83 (0); J. W. Dimtk Sr.. 17 cji; Bill Dyess. Blytheville. 8fi (01; Ralph Sloan, Joncslxiro. 80 i3>;; Louis McWatcrs, ; A. L. Wolfcrt, Bob Porter, Bly- Raymond Horn. Karl Thomas 91 W. .. 0 .. 6 .. 5 .. 5 .. 4 . . 2 Pel. .750 .643 I .600! .MO .500 .455 .400 | .I3:i I Yesterday s Results NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston 6-4. New York 5-2. Philadelphia 4. Brooklyn 2. PitlsbHi'Kli 10-2. Cincinnati 4-5. St. l^uls 8. Chicago 3. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston II. New York 2 (called end of eight innings, raitn. Chicago 7-14. St. Louis 6-11. Philadelphia 15 - 7. Washington (0); i 9-3 (second game called end of seven, curfew). Detroit 3, Cleveland Blyllieville. m id Jonesboro. 89 «ni-. theville. 84 >3i; Joncsbtito. 92 'Oi; 121. A. B. Weir, Jonesboro. 88 Wallace iloke. Blytheville. 95 Clarence dels. Jonesboix, 88 2. Frank Wagner Sr.. Turner. Jonesboro. Wagner Jr.. 92 iO> Joncsboro, 89, '0>; Blylhevillc. 87 (2>- Jonesboio, HO '3,i; 98 IOI. 9D <0>: W. A. 88 (2); Prank Lan Williams. 1. R. Coleman. Aldwiu Dryer. Lynn Hughes, 15 to Represent Blytheville in Golf Meet in Capital SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION New Orleans at, Nashville (2) ,jostponed, rain. Mobile at Chattanooga fit, post- iioned. rani. Birmingham 4. Memphis o (second game postponed, raini. Atlanta 15. Little Reck 4. 'second game postponed, darkness?. By Will Orlmsley NKW YORK, May 2—</!>)—Things Brightened for Leo Durocher today the suspended manager of the New York Glnnts prepared to leave for Cincinnati and a session with Commissioner A. B. Chandler. The trigger-tempered Giant boss is scheduled to appear before the commissioner tomorrow morning and explain what happened after thai game at the Polo Grounds last Thursday, A vociferous Brooklyn fan—22- year-old Fred Boysen—contends Leo came up behind him, poked him and knocked him down. Leo says he did no such thing. Dinochcr's chances for continued baseball employment look a lighter hue when a source close to Chandler said yesterday Unit the commissioner wtis just being cautious when he slapped an indefinite suspension on "The Lip." Feared Vandalism This .spokesman, who didn't want his name used, said the commissioner feared some sort of vandalism might break out in the Harlem dist- i rid If he didn't do something j quickly. This would Indicate that Chandler has not already judged Ihc cnsc. as some supposed, and will weigh the evidence before rendering a verdict. Durocher supporters, meanwhile were loading up all Ihe evidence they could set for the Chandler Hearing. Horace Stoneham. owner of the Giants, wlio has announced he will back his manager all the way, said he had affidavits from 100 fans who were eye-witnesses and who substantiate Durochcr's version of the incident. One of the affidavits is signed by George Crotik, n railroad fireman who insists he was behind Hoysen and it was he, not Durocher. who kicked and tripped over the fan. "H was accidental," added Crank. Durocher stayed in the seclusion of his mid-town apartment 5'estcr- day, listening to a radio account of his Giant's double defeat at Ihc hands of the Braves in Boston. He declined any further comment on the case. by Hugh FulterUin, Jr. NEW YORK, May 2. M'l — Bill Mis.-lin. .sports editor of the Bismarck, N.I)., Tribune, has an answer to the question recently raised In lils cornel 1 about what ha.s become o' the "hungry young kids" in professional eolf. . . One of them is 20-year-old Paul O'Loary from Bi.smtirck. . . Paul, Bill says, could negotiate the hilly nine-hole loca in I lie low 40's when he wa. 1 ony Him year.s od He won Ills fir.5 + city tiile at Ki and the stale amateur championship in 1946, 47 am 43. Then he decided to turn pro and S;VR the others a chance. . . Noiil Dakota fans staged dances, exht bilion": and the like and raisci $4200 (o start Paul on the n'inU? circuit. , . HP finished in the monc; only once In six tournaments thei laid off lor two monthe. . . He sli ha.1 S2 400 lefi when he set out i a 1031 Jalopy to make the summe lour. . . The first stop was Wi min'i'oi., N.C., where Paul shot 64 the firs! day and dang near wo the lourniiinenl. Almost A Monopoly P.'.r.l's fElhor, 63-year-old To O'L,*;i!'y. has been pro at the Di mnrcV Municipal Coursefor 30 yea and in that time has seen his pup win IS North Dakota titles. . . B side.-. pauPf three victories. Dr. Paul Cook Tom's nephew, won the am- aieur championship and a daughter. Mrs. Nadine O'Lcary Smith, won tiie women's title seven times. . . Here's within? the kid luck, of course, hut how about a couple of lesson." Irom hi.- old man? ormer Army Judo nsrructor to 'erform in Arena Chris Belkos, (lie muscled Bosn Greek and ex-Army judo 1ns- •uetor, will bring aiona chunky harley Keenc tonight as his arttier in the team tag match calure of the American Lesion's resiling bouls at. the. Memorial \uclitorinni. Bclkas and Keene will combine, heir talents against a pair of ough heavyweights. Princ. Omai .nd Jack Steele, in the best two if three falls tag event. Helkas was stationed at lilythe- •ille Army Air Field during World Wai 11 as a wrestling and ititlo instructor. He began his pro- cssional wrestling career here u .944 and since that time has wor i big following among Blylhcville'i mat fans. Tonight's performance will mar! the first here lor Sleele in mou than 10 years. He was booked on iast week's card bill an injur last week forced him to cance the engagement. In the two one-fall preliminar bouts that complete tonight's car ICeenc will tangle with Sleele i the first a Bclkai will swa holds with Omar. Promoter Mik Mcroney stated that he would of fidate in all matches. Geese 'Oil CUS1IINO. Okla., May 2. </P>— cvcntcen ' of (lie 36 geese that lade a landing <" an oil pool orlh of here wore free today. However, wiltilife experts .say hey'll be' unable to Ily away (or cveral Uay.5. , , . '. ». fifteen of tlie flock-which last ,'uesday landed on the gummy pr|i| ere rescued by a band of lor^ port.smen. Hubert, Henderson, dishing fire liief, manned a flat bottomed boat hat skimmed over the two-acre. lira and rescued the oil soaked geese. Two of the birds were saved ear- ier by two youngsters wlio la.ssoed ihc pair and towed them ashore. The other geese died. Reds Trip Cords, 'Cots Nip Weevils In Y League Play The league-leading Cardinals In the "Y" Junior High baseball loop took a 6-1 lacing from the Reds of Saturday morning and dropped into a tie with the winners on the one- hit pitching of Wheeler Graccy. The Reds garnered six safe blow oft "Sonny" Garner's offerings Gracey struck out 13 in the seven innings and was never in sciiou trouble after his mates gave him four-run lead In the opening innim. Loose fielding on the part of th Cardinals helped the Red cause Benny Hays' long triple in the firs clearing the bases, was the mo. potent blow of the game. In the fust game of the mornin the Wildcats eked out a 6-5 victoi over the luckless Boll Weevils, wl have yet to win a league gam The Weevils staged R five-nm up rising in the 4th lo go ahead b the Cats came right back anri ta lied two in the bottom o[ that i ning to end the scoring. The £:mie was a pitchers' battle all the way, with Leon Privctt striking out ten Wildcats and Donald Gentry whiffing U Weevils. At least 15 golfers from ihc Blytheville Country Club are expected to enter ihc 21111 annual Little Rock Invitational tournament which Itli the second following Inimedl- < opens in the Capital city this week, ately after. A 9:M time limit has i It was announced today, been placed on all first games. [ 'Hie Little Rock tournament will For the first time in Ihe history start Thursday with play continuing ot the league, an oul-of-iown team i through Sunday, will be allowed to participate this! Expected to lead Ihe band ol year Mr. C.arrotl said. A team from i Blytheville golfers is Billy Joe Den- Holland Mo was allowed entry Ion, the crack Wilson linksman who "> the league when efforts to ob- ' is considered one of the top-ranking in an eighth team from Blythe- ! amateurs of the Mid-South. Dcti- llc failed. Other Blytheville teams j ton is formerly ol Memphis am iterert are Owens 'Ding. Ark-Mo'learned a lot of his golf under Or owcr, and Phillips Motor. i Cnvy Mlcldlecofl, Memphis' golfing The schedule for Thursday night's stiles finds Ark-Mo Power meeting j hillips Motor in the first game nd Holland meeting Owens Drug i the second. Mr. Gairoll stated that Rev. C. C, Smkh, foiiuerly of Fort Smith, nd Roland Rounsavillc of Blylhc- ille have been selected lo officiate 11 games. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE No games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night Games Birmingham at Memphis. Atlanta al Little Rock. Mobile al Chattanooga. New Oilcans al Nashville. Pulitzer Winners Picked NKW .YORK, May 2 W)—The PuUizer Prize winners in journal- Ism, letters and music tor 1940 will be announced about 3 p.m. <EST) 12 p.m. GST) today at Columbia University. Monday Matinee John Rf.Nboroush. who gave Joe Lou's his Marl, admits he wasn't sure tli&i Louis was going places until JOP flattened Charley Massera in hi? eleventh pro fisht. . . Bob- bv Locke's assistant. Berry Nieu- wevhuyE. plans to hit the summer K>1( circuit alons with his bass. . . For Hnotvuers' sake, don't let him KC, into (lie money. . . Walt Tellin!:;! Michisan halfback, recently won thn senior class presidency with a r.i.'in.'ainn of passing out little white candy balls to stress his slogan: "Carry the ball for Tciiiiiga— and let Tt-ninga carry the ball foi you." . . We thought it was Iowa where the tall corn grows, dentist. Others who have Indicated in tenltons of entering the Llltle Rock unimnment are Frank Whitworth ,1. P. \K\\\\. Jim Terry. Bill Pollarc Clcorgo llnbbard. Dr. James O Guard. Bill Dycss, Hubert Scymorc j Bill Afllick. C. C. Councillc, Dr. E. Brnslcy. Pnrris McCalla, E. i Gee Sr. and E. B. Gee Jr. Lange Softballers .Blytheville Wins Lose to Central i Golf Match With By 42 to 2 Score Jonesboro Team When Napoleon made his home i:i it. the Chateau of Fontainrbleau. near Paris, contained hunchecU of lavishly furnished apartment. Central's well-balanced sdftb;\n '• team continued to lead the "V" Cirnmmnr School loop with a ono- | .sided 32-4 derision over l.nnne in ; games played at the Division Stieot playgrouml Satwday morning. \ Lange started fast, nothing B run j in the opening frame but Central came litrlit back nnd capitalist 011 loose Lfuige defensive play tor r.vo runs. Olrti'euiT Hall on the hil! fur the winners allowed only Jour hits, while his niwte.s were fathering a total of 13 of! Danny Kd^nion. In the .secMnrt. panie. Bnribury broke into the win column with a 16-5 drrj>km over Y;n )>m. The Ciieen Wave rapped Harold Keslrr for 17 hits while Hulon Kvvm. toss- ins; for the victor*, gave up loin". Hlytheville HtRh School's colfe raptured Ihcir second straight toiy over a Jone^boro HiE;l> Scho team Salurday morninc. winni 7'j lo 1'.- iii match play on Blytheville Country Clnh course The victory gave ^ne Chick HrT men a clean sweep of the two mat series. In their first match a we 1 nso they took a 6-^ win ovi-r ! .I'Hichboro crew on the Joncsb ! Country Club course. ' .Shap Pryor accounted [or Jones- ; Giro's only points when lie split a match with Frank Wagner of Bly- t'nfviHe. Both E. B. Gee Jr.. and .hick Elliott, other t*-o members of t hf Blythevillc .squad, won their mauhe.s over Ted Dent and Bob Klour] of Jonesboro. The Turkey Is the only native American representative ol the pheasant family- Read Courier News Want Ads. NEW Bov Opens Week Days 1:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday .t Sunday t.-Stin. 1 p.m. Cent- Showing Manila, Ark. 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