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PAGB EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (AUK.)' COURTEn NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1349 Washington Outslugs Chisox 14-12 in 10 Innings; Cardinals Bow to Scrapping Phillies 7-3 By Joe Relchler (Associated Frtss Sporli Wrl(cr) It loofc* as II this will be R happy and prosperous year for the "swlng- from-lhe-lieel" boys, better Known as the home run hllllnn fraternity. Alr«»dy 87 athletes Imve have poled at least one over the fence. Altogether they've accounted (or 159 round trippers. The list of fence bust«r« Includes such "stalwarts" as Luke Appllng, Mike Ciiicnn, Mark Christmgn, Al Evans, Mike McCormick and nidilc Asliburn, Even the rookies are taking thc»- hint snd gripping the bat al Ihe very end of the handle. Already Johnny Oroth (5), Clyde Vollmer (4) Jack Graham <*>, Glen Nelson, Man Lopata, Puddln' Head Jones, Pete Milne, Lloyd Merriman, Gene Woodling, Gerry Coleman, Dick Kr.vhoski, Jerry Scala and Gils Zernial have rockeled (he ball out of the park. Nine home runs were hit at Comiskey Park yesterday, seven by Washington and two by Chicago. That was only one short of the major league record. Bosox. Tl£rr« Baltic In Tic Those seven round trippers help- ] ed the Senators outslug Ihe Chisox, 14-12, In a 10-innlnR Donneybrook Clyde Vollmer, rookie oulflelder led the hit parade with Iwo homers, a single :<nd double. Bui it was home runs by Evans and all Coan in Die 10th thai, decided the Issue. The Boston Red Sox and Delroil Tigers played a 14-14 lie that was halted by darkness after 13 Inning;. This Mugging malch produced [our home runs, two by each side. Vein Stephens hammered his sixth and Ted Williams his (bird for the Red Sox, and Johnny Grolh hit his fifth and Aaron Robinson Ills third for i the Tigers. | The New York Yanxees .aided by . Phil Rizzulo's home run. defeated ( the St. Louis Browns, 5-3 lo increase their American League lead over the idle Cleveland Indians lo three full games. Hrnnca Blanks Herts 3-0 The pitchers fared much belter in the Nalional League where Ralph Branca of Brooklyn shut oul the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 and Walter Dublcl pitched the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 victory over Ihe Boslon Braves. In other 'games, the New York Giants inaugurated their night schedule by whipping the Pittsburgh Pirates. 5-3, and the Phlla- . delphia Phillies won Ihelr lourlh straight by defeating the SI. Louis Cardinals. 1-3. Sid Gordon, Willard Marshall and Mickey 'Livingston cracked home rmw oft Blurry Dickson lo help Clint Hartung register his third victory for the Giants. Gordon, who leads "ihe National League with live found trippers, also walloped foublt and Iriplc. Durocher Back At Work Today After Hearing Twelve Girls Win Letters In Basketball Softball League Gets Fast Start Motor Outfits Win Opening Games in Y-Sponsored Sports The defending champion Sullivan- Nelson nine was off to a fast starl In the opening game of the "V soflball IcaKue at Walker Park last nighl. dcfealine the Jaycces handily 10-5. The champs pushed across Ihrce runs in the first, three h the second, four In the third and six In the wild fourth Trains, with scarcely an earned'run amoiiK them. Jack Whittle was on the mound for the Clievrolet.s until the fourth when Hal Ward look over, Harvey Dorris started for tlie Jaycees and he Rave wny In the fourth to his brother Tommy Dorrls. Conch Nancy ponder of Blylhe- vllle High School yeslcrday announced Ihe oanies of 12 eirls eligible to receive basketball letters and awards for the work during Ihe Squaws' lfM8->W cage season. Letters will be awarded lo three members of the Squaws who arc receiving awards for Ihrlr second year. Sweaters will be gvein lo five firsl year phis and gold basketballs to Ihrec who have received awards twice previously. To receive leUeis are: June Stlrrs, Mary Jo Ross, and Miirjorle Hale. Receiving sweaters: are l.ucrela Bimch, Polly Fowler, Rose Parrish, Dorothy Thaxton and Jnauita Hall and gold basketballs will I)*; awarded lo Bobbie Whisenlliml. l-ouiiell Overman and Oleta Uailey. Suzle Cniflon, Ihr ficpiaws' slu- dent manager, will also receive a leller. Six of the Stplaws 11 award winners will be lost to Ihe team next year. They are June Stircs, Mary Jo Ross. Dorolhy Tluixlotl. Hobble Wliisenhiml. Ixiunell Overman and Olela . Bnlley. Major League Leaders NEW YORK, May 4 W) — Leo Durocher. olf baseball's griddle, resumed his role as manager of the New York Giants today but still faced court action charging him with striking a Brooklyn fun. The tennpcslous Giant pilot, atler sweating out four days ol an In- definile suspension, was cleared and reinstated yesterday In less than two hours before A. B. Chandler at Cincinnati. Chandler held there wasn't sufficient evidence lo show that Duio- cher had "deliberately assaulted" Frel Boysen, ?, vociferous Dodger rooter, afler the wild game at the Polo Grounds last Thursday. "I am very happy alxnit it all," Durocher said upon his return to New York. "I am very anxious to gel back lo work." Durocher showed no concern over the simple-assault summons which Boysen's attorney promised would be served as quickly as possible The summons is returnable in Upper Manhattan court Monday. Hy the Associated Press National League Batting — Campanella. Brooklyn .461; Kazak, SI. Louis .412 Runs—Wiillkus, Philadelphia 14: Reese Brooklyn 13 Runs balled In—Ennis, Philadelphia 15t Reese and Ctunpiinclla. Brooklyn and Torgf.snn. Boston 14 Hil.s—Gordon. New York. 22; Cnmuanella and Snider. Brooklyn. Dark, Boston. Thomson and Lockman. New York 2! Doubles—Jones. Philadelphia, 8° Marion. St. Louts, Snider, Brooklyn Wyrostck, Cincinnati. 6. Triples — Smalley, Chicago 4 Lohrke. New York 2 Home runs—Gordon, New Yor! 5; Campanella and Hcese Brooklyn Ennis. Philadelphia., Torneson. Box ton and Livintislon, New York 4 Stolen buses—Lockman. New Yov and Robinson, Brooklyn 4 Pitrhinc--- Branca. Brooklyn 4- l.COa; HarlunR. New York The Jaycccs piled all their scoring Inlo two frames, the fourth and fifth. They pushed across a single tally In the fourth on hits by Hays Bpradlrv and Ralph Pation and a Sullivan-Nelson error. They look advantage o[ temporary wild streak by Ward to score four runs on a lilt baseman, an error, two bases and balls and a base cleaning triple by Patlon. llaziirliurks Blow Lead In Ihe second name Ihe Rn/.or- backs Drive-In nine blew an early six-run lend to allow the Blytheville Motor Company Motormcn lo push across seven rims in the last three frames to lake Ihe contest 1-6. The game developed lino a pitchers' duel between Carroll Glisson of Ihe Ra/orbacks and Tec Fisher of the Molormen in the early stages and II looked like a thriller until the Ra/.orbacks exploded foi five runs in Ihe fifth on six hits. Gllsson lost his ranjr-edgc control and his backing in Ihe next frame and Ihe Motormcn shoved across lliree runs. They (allied Ihrec more In the sixth on three hits and a pair of errors lo tie the st%>ie and scored the winning run in 111 scvenlh on a hit base.- ninn and a double by Tommy Little. Brine Layson homered for the a/oi backs 111 their big fifth 111- Headin' For Home Kiddie League Games Reset For Thursday Teams In the Chlckasaw Athletic Club's Grammar School Football .cague will change opponents to- in the loop is resumed at Haley champion mojcrow afternoon as play kiddie Field. Sudbury's defending Sports Roundup bj Huib Fullerton, Jr. Bulldogs, rated to take the league title again this year, are paired against Catholic's Fighting Irish In tomorrow's first game at 4 o'clock with Central's Crimson Tide scheduled to meet the Lange Wildcats In the second contest. Blytheville High School Coach Russell Mosley, who is dlrecliiiR Catcher Walker Cooper Uses a wheelbarrow to carry his bals and' equipment to practice in Giants' Phoenix, Ariz., camp. The big backstop is in trim, hopes to operate on two good legs this trip. Olympia Ties Citations Time To Win Kentucky Derby Trial Mel Parnell Wins Much Attention In Big Leagues A half-page article on Mel Par nell, Boston Red Sox letlhande who hurled for the BIythevllI Army Air Meld nine in 1943-4 is one of the feature articles i this week's issue of the Sportin News, weekly baseball publication. The article tells of Parncll's rise to the major leagues and his comeback after the injury jinx forced him back lo the minors. The story also carries a photo of Parnell. Parnell. a New Orleans lad. was chief of the Blytheville Army Air • Field nine's mound staff In 1913 and 1944. He pitched the Army Air Force team to a Southeast Training Command title In 1944 and dur- Play In the league will be resumed omoiTOw niRhl with two games chedulcd. The Ark-Mo Kllowatters re slated lo meet the Phillips Mol- r Company nine in the first came ml Holland, Mo., will play Owens JI-UR In the second. Heintv.elmnn. Philadelphia. 3-0 1.00 Strikeouts—Branca, Brooklyn. 2 palm. Boston, Rush. Chicago, 13. Anierieiin league; Balling — Ciotdsberrv. Chicago. 181: Grotto. Detroit. .411 Runs — Jowl, Philadelphia. IG: >alo. Philadelphia 13 Runs halted in- 'Stephens, Boston I; Williams, Boston and Orotil. ictroil. 1C. nils—Joust and Chapman. Philadelphia, 21 Doubles—Jcasl. Philadelphia. ami ernml, Chicago. 6 Triples—Mitchell. Cleveland. Valo 'hiladrlphla. Dillinccr. SI. Louis. 4 Home Runs—Stephens. Boston, 6; irolll. Detroit. 5 Stolen base-s Tebbctts. Boslon 3; OlMapsio. oBston. Brown. New York. Valo. Philadelphia. DilUngcr, St. fjOUls. 'i Pllcliine — Parnell. Boston. Trucks. Detroit. Lopat. and Rasrlu, New York and Brissie. Philadelphia. 3-0. I 000 Strikeouts -- Newhousrr, Detroit. 25; Trucks. Detroit. 16. Crackers Take First witfi 3-2 W/n Over Pebs By (lie Associated Press The Allanla Crackers defeated Ihe LHlle Rock Travelers, 3-2. las night and .replaced Ihem In (Irs pliice in Hie Soullicrn Assoclattoi standings. The Crackers, wilh eight victor les against, four defeats and a per centage of .667, moved Into firs position Just ahead or llic New Or leans Pelicans—although the Pel are a half-game ahead in game played. The Pelicans have an 11- rcrord and a -641 average Little Rock dropped lo third place. The Rocks have a record of and five lost for ,643 — Razorback Nine Beats Tulsa University 10-7 TULSA. Okla . May 4 Wi—Thc University of Arkansas yesterday won. 10-7. Us second of l\vo baseball meetings wilb the University of Tulsa this season. The Ra/orbarks won an earlier game at Fayeur- ville. Arkansas 034 010 002—10 10 6 Tulsa COt 022 003— 7 6 5 Alexander and C. Brown: Kmks. Rosamund 141 and A. Brown, nine won just three points less lhan the Pels. In other Southern Association games last night. New Orleans whipped Ihe Nashville Vols. 9-2: Mobile defeated the Chattanooga Ixiokouls, 10-4, and the Memphis nipped the Barons. 2-1. Lloyd Gearhart blasled a home run in the sixth to provide Atlanla with the winning margin. The Crackers scored in Ihe third, sixth and .seventh Innings. The Travs scored both their runs in the eighth when .lack Sanford got a homer with one on. Atlanta protested that it was a foul, but Uie umpires ruled it was good. The triumph enabled the Crackers lo sweep Ihe scries --three games to none. It was the Travs' fourth straight loss. Memphis' viclory over Birmingham wji.s the first Chick triumph in eight games. They got 15 hits .off three Birmingham Iwiilcrs. The LOUISVILLE. Ky., May 4—(/Pi—+ A field of 12 shaped up today tor] Saturday's 75th running of the Kentucky Derby, with Olympia still the horse lo beat. The ease with which F. W. Hooper's colt won the one-mile derby Irial over six other contenders yesterday boosted his derby stock considerably. , Jockey Kddie Arcaro, who will ride j Olympia In Ihe S 100,000 added mile- and-a-nuarlcr "run for the roses," brought him under the wire only a length and a quarter ahead of Cnl- uinet Farm's on-rushing Ponder, but had slowed Ilim lo almost a alk at the finish. Arcaro wouldn't compare Olympia Ith his four derby winners—Lnr- ,n U3381, Whirlaway f!94n. Hoop, r.. ll!)45l and Citation 119481 — ut said last night. "I wouldn't rarie my chances with anyone" 111 aturdny's classic. Eddie admitted that Olympla's ace yesterday made him sure of one i hillB. He certainly didn't run as • f he was going back any," he Rrin- icd in (he showers. Afler his nnr- ow victory over Palestinian in llic Wood Memorial. Kddie said he was vorricd that Olympia might be tapering of/. Olynipia Never Pushed Not pushed al any stage, Olympia ran the mile in 1:37 3-5. the same lime hung up by Citation last year In winning the trial and the. derby. Grcentrcc Stable's Capot finished third In yesterday's Irial. followed by Hooper's Ocean Drive, Mrs. H. J. Damm's Rouudelccr. Arthur P. Gotler's Petey Cotter and Calumet Fnrm's Deluxe. From the first to Ihe last there was a 14-leilglh gap. Others considered likely to be entered in the derby Included Grcentrcc Stable's Wine List: Johns Joy. owned by .1. A. Kinard, Jr.: Mrs. Roycc O. Mnrlin's Hall, winner of Irisl week's Blue Grass slakes al Kcencland: Isadore Biebcr's Palestinian: Clifford Moocr's Old Rockport, winner of the Santa Anita Derby: Mrs. Aria L. Rice's Model Cadet; the Lexbrook Stable's Lextown: Duplicator, owned by Mr. and Mrs. .1. H. Selcy. and .lacks Town, owned by Aflon Villa Farms. HOW THEY STAND NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston .... Cincinnati .. Louis ... New York . Brooklyn .. . Philadelphia Chicago .. . Pittsburgh . W. 9 7 6 7 ...'. 7 7 6 ....6 Pet .(SOU .538 .500 .500 .500 8 .467 7 .462 8 .420 youth program, said ycslerday that llils week's games were moved up to Thursday due lo a conflict with other school activities. Bleachers will be erecled on the football field Friday, he said, so that practice on the school's annual spring music festival can begin next week. Central and Sudbury will be look- Ing for their second consecutive victories In tomorrow night's games The two Icarus arc rated to flnisl one-two in Ihe league this yea with Sudbury given the edge to ake the crown. The Crimson Tide broke into 111 win column in lasl week's open games by nudging Catholic 196. Sudbury showed signs of power by routing a smaller Ijinge squad by a 39-7 count in its first game last week. Following tliis week's games the teams will pair off once more In night engagements May 13 which will climax the season for the youthful gridrters unless two teams should lie for the title. In lllat event a playoff will be necessary. NEW YOEK, May 4— l/i'i— They may have to Install a new totalts- alor at Church Downs to figure out how much the Kentucky Derby winner will have to shell out for jOulsvllle's new occupational lax Not only the owners but ockeys and trainers will be required o pay one per cent of their eam- ngs—on a net profit basis ... It would take one of those mechanical narvels to work out those figures When Hirsch Jacobs took Palcsliniaii lo Louisville for the derby. It was his first trip to the Downs, although he has been trainer for more than 20 years . If Byron Nelson decides to play In the National Open golf tourney at Chicago's Medinah Club, he should have plenty of support. By ron won the 1939 Western Open and the 1946 Victory Open there aftc . Ii coming through each time Lloyd Mangrum blew up Ihe Western, Nelson reard Mangrun had taken six on the 12th hole an remarked: "I'll need one birdie an five pars to win." He got the birdi on that same 12lh and parred th rest. I1LYTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITETHtATBE Show Starts Weekdays 7:M> Saturday and Sunday: Contim showing from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday "GONE WITH THE WIND" with Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de llaviland Also Short LEACHVI LLE , ARKANSAS. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. I,. New York ........... 11 Cleveland .......... 6 Detroit Chicago Philadelphia Boston Washington 7 8 8 6 4 St. Louis ............ 3 Pet. .786 .601) .583 .571 .533 .500 .2CG .214 SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. 8 Atlanta New Orleans 11 Little HocK 9 Birmingham 7 Nashville -... 6 Mobile 6 Chattanooga 5 Memphis 3 .561 .647 .613 Ycsterdoy's Sports in Brief Biiseball I ST. LOUIS— The New York Ynn- I tecs bmiKlit pitcher Ed Klieman I from Washington for the waiver ' price of $10.000. NEW YOHK— The U.S. Court of Appeals postponed for 24 hours a hearing rm the appeal of Max Lanier and Fred Martin for injunction to lift their suspensions. Racing LOUISVILLE. K >'.— O I y m p I a <S2.60t galloped to a length and a quarter victory in the Derby trial. ;oins (lie mile in 1:37 2J5. Ponder vas second and Capot third. Golf SOUTHERN PINES. N.C.— Johnny Palmer of Badin. N.C., took the halfway lead in the Carolina Open Punch Bowl Buddy Burns, the guard froi Oklahoma who has Grc.n Bay Packers fans all worked up, received the usual qucstionairc for rookies. When he came to a query about the most humorous situation in his football career, Buddy wrote: "North Carolina game (Sugar Bowl) In which Highsmith of North Carolina and I had a fifteen round ooxing match, with me coming out' with a broken hand and Highsmlth with a bruised eye and a busted nose." . . . Must have had a couple of good laughs together. STARTING TIME Weekdays: 7:00 & 0:00 V. M. Saturday & Sunday: 1 P. M. \Vith Continuous Showing .538 Yesterday's Results AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 5, St. Louis 3. Washington 14, Chicago 12 innings). Boston 14. Detroit 14 (tie. called end of 13 innings, darkness), (Only games scheduled). Sporls Before Your Eyes Wilbur Hutsell of Auburn, chairman of (he NCAA Track Rules Committee, reports It was no fluke when Tilford Meely of Mississippi State was clocked in 9.2 seconds for 100 yards against Louisiana State the other day. Meely had the benefit of a breeze, but Hntsell says "He really can fly." . . . Did you know that Bobby Harris, who won the intercollegiate golf title for San Jose, Calif., State last spring had turned pro? Wednesday & Thurstlaj|| "MIRACULOUS JOURNEY" \vilh Rory Cullinun and Audrey Long C:irlooi, & News Golf Tournament with a 36-hole NEW Bn\ Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. t p.m. C'ont. Shuwin|| Manila, Ark. Shows EVERY NIGHT Joseph DiMaggio, Father Of Baseball Brothers, Dies SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 OT— Joseph DiMaggio, 69. father of Joe, Dominic and Vince DiMaggio ol Major League baseball fame, died at a hospital here early yesterday. His death followed a lengthy illness. Wednesday & Thursday "SHOCKPROOF" wilh Cornel Willie 4 and Patricia Knight Also Shorts NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 5, Pittsburgh 3. Philadelphia 7. SI. Louis 3. Chicago 4, Boston 0. Brooklyn 3, Cincinnati 0. Arkansas Tech Loses To Ozarks College 6-3 RUSSELLV1LLE. Ark.. May 4. '.-Pi —Arkansas Tech continued Its slide, down the Arkansas Inlercollegiatc Conference ba.soball standings yesterday. College n! ihe Ozavks defeated Ihe T«xhmcn. fi-3. It was the third straight conference loss for Tprh afler opening the season with five in a row. The glazed tile dome or Mexico's famous Puebla Cathedral rclalns II original luster riesplle 400 years of SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 3, Little Rock 2. New Orleans 9, Nashville 2. Mobile 10. Chattanooga 4. Memphis 11, Birmingham 2. Today's Games AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at St. Louis. Washington at Chicago. Boston at Detroit. Philadelphia at Cleveland. Ing the training command's playoff In Montgomery. Ala., thai year, he pitched a no hit. no run game. He Is now the leading pitcher of the Red Sox having a 3-0 record this season and in 26 innincs of pitching he has allowed only Iwo runs. Hburst ended 21 scoreless innings exposure to the dements, for the Chicks and brought Memphis its firsl hometown victory of (be season. Marvin Rolulalt allowed eight scattered hits as he whiffed H Barons. John AntonelU. J:>e Snioza and Bob Moyer paced the Chick attack. Anlonelli and Smor.a drove LI Ihrec runs apiece. Moyer, who joined Memphis yesterday alter Marlins: the season with Ihe Travs, brought two runs in with a Iriplc. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cinci.'.nati at Brooklyn. Pittsburgh at New York. Chicago at Boston. St. Louis at Philadelphia. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night Games Birmingham at Little Rock. Mobile at Nashville. jNV'.v Orleans at Chattanooga. Allanla at Memphis. Early English cook books referred to pie crust as the "coffin." apparently because mince pies In those day were baked in an oblong shape. 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