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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1049 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FWB Jack Kramer Hurls Red Sox To 9-0 Decision Over Detroit; Gerry Staley Blanks Giants 1-0 By Jack Hand (Associated I'ress Sports Writer) Jack Kramer's return to 1948 form with a six-hit shutout for Boston may be the most important development- in the American League race since Joe DiMaggio rejoined the New York Yankees. Failure of handsome Jack to measure up lo his brilliant 18-5 rcorc of last year almost mined the Tied Sox in early season. Kramer lost six in a row until he finally broke the streak with relief help, July 24. When Kramer cooled off lhe'Tig-4- er.s, 9-0, h e became the sixth HOW THEY STAND h e became the straight Boston starter lo go the route. I Just as DiMaggio's return bolstered the league-leading Ya> ks in late June, Kramer could make the difference between a pennant and zin also ran to the Red Sox. Don oi- Mugtilo contributed his bit with a double, hitting in his 32nd straight » ne. Vcrn Stephens bashed ills h homer. Arrival of the St. Louis Browns proved to be just the tonic the faltering Yanks needed. Casey Stengel's aaiig broke loose with their roughest batting attacks In weeks. sweeping a double-header, 10-2 and 10-5. Kcllrr. Kerni Homer The second game attack included Charley Keller's second homer and Yogi Berra's 14th. with the bases loaded. Although Cleveland whippe ' Philadelphia, 3-2, in a night giuno. the Triup dropr?d" back three full pame.s behind the Yanks. Boston is 5 l i- off the pace. Mickey Hartner. fired by Wash- 1 inaton f o r "indifferent performance" n month B^O, returned with the Chicago White Sox to whip the Senators. 4-1. Luke Appling, Soy vet, tied Rnbbit Maranville's major league record by playing shortstop in 2,153 games," Gerry (the Glnnl Killer) Staley, who holds four decisions over the New York Giants, kept St. Loin* in the National League lead with a 1-0 vcrdicl over Leo Dm-och»r's Giants. Marty Marion drove home Stan Mmtal with the onlv run off Monte Kenncdv in the sixth. Do tigers KiTsre Rt-ds 6-4 Brooklyn remained a half game behind the Rr Birds with n 6-4 edae over Cincinnati, their sixth straight, A three-run outburst in ifcp fifth broke n 2-2 tie and frac- ™red Cincinnati's four-same winning string. Shortstop Grannye Hammer's error, permitting Ralph Kiner to score in the last of the ninth, enabled Pittsburgh lo Squce/e past Philadelphia, 1-0' in K tight duel bc- Uveen Bill Werle and Schoolboy Ro we. Tli e Boston Braves, gradually drifting out of the National League race, were given Another shove by i the la?t -place Chicago Cubs who buttered Warren Spa kin and three s.iic censors (or 15 hits and an ed«e. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L New Yovh li'J 31 Cleveland 60 40 Boston . 58 43 Philadelphia 65 47 Detroit 56 48 Chicago 42 59 Washington 36 02 SI Louis 34 68 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L St. Louis 62 38 Brooklyn 61 38 New York 53 48 Boston 52 50 50 52 Philadelphia Pittsburgh . Cincinnati . Chicago . Pet. .630 .600 514 .539 .538 .416 .367 .330 Pot. .620 .616 £20 .510 ,4M .465 .416 .369 Birmingham Nashville. . . Mobile New Orleans SOUTHERN LEAGUK W L .... 66 42 67 44 ..... 58 50 57 52 Allan>a Little Rock . Memphis . Chattanooga . 54 .. 50 .. 46 .. 44 PCt. .611 .604 .531 .523 .482 .463 .411 .388 Baldwin Shines BUFFALO. N.Y.. Aug. (1. C/TV AHon Baldwin, former Universit; nf Ai-kau.-as end star, caught twi touchdown passes as the Buffali Bills of the all-America fontbal conference walloped Jersey Citj 19 to 0. ill an exhibition game her last night. Yesterday s Results AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 10-10. St. Louis 2-5. Boston 9. Detroit 0. Cleveland 3 Philadelphia 2. Chicago 4, Washington 1. NATIONAL LKAOUE SI. Louis 1, New York 0. Brooklyn 6. Cincinnati 4. Pittsburgh 1. Philadelphia 0. Chicago 8 Boston 3. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Allaula 5-5. Memphis 3-13. Liltle flock 5-5, Birmingham O-ll. New Orleans 8, Chattanooga 8. Mobile at Nashville postponed. Today's Games AMERICAN LEAUVE St. Louis at New York Detroit at Boston. Cleveland at Philadelphia. Chicago at Washington. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at St. Louis uiigtl Brooklyn at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. Boston at Chicago. SOUTHERN LEAGUE (All Night Games) New Orleans at Chattanooga. Mobile at Nashville. Only games scheduled. Cotton Pickers Wind Up Season Seme Opponents Show Lack of Interest in Finishing Schedule Coach James Fisher, manager of Ihe Blythfvlllr colton Pickers. Ani- eilcan Legion Junior baseball learn said last night Ihal the Cotton Pickers would not complete Ihelr Fifth District League schedule which has four move games to no Coach Fisher pointed to the unwillingness of several other teams in tile ' ague to come to Hlytlie- vllle as the reason for his lean quitting league iilny. "Several o Ihe teams owe us games here," hi said, "and I have tried to get then to come 10 Blythcville to make-ui the games but all have either fused or given half-hearted excuses So, 1 just decided nol to take m; team on road trips when 1 can' 6M gai>-"s at home." No Travel Knpense Provided Games in tlie league are sclicd ulcd on a hoinc-to-home basis wit the visiting team receiving »» hcl on traveling expenses from th home tarns, lie explained. "The onl way ive hav c of meeting expend Is througli home game gate reccipi anrt xvhen I can't get a team I play here then 1 see no need : tunning up an expense on Ihe Lt glon by taking my team all ov the country to play." Coach Fisher cited as »» exanir Memphis and HarrLsburg tcan Both havc rained-oilt games wi 1 the Pickers, he said, but error to have the games played off tl week failed when officials of both teams refused to bring their tcaim to Dlythcvlllc. Mrmphis Game Cancelled Coach rlslier slated that he would not take his team to Memphis tomorrow tor a -scheduled same But instead has notified officials of Hie Memphis team that Ills team had quit the league. However, he stated that he was attempting to arrange a game with the Manila juniors for Blythcviile Tuesday and inUicnlcci thin 'hat would be his team's last game this season. McnnwhSe. Mississippi County's other three legion teams. Osceola Luxfira and Manila, are all scheduled for action tomorrow with Luxora and Manila playing at home and Osceola traveling. At Luxora. the Ltixora juniors are slatrd to meet the slionR Marion-West Memphis team in the first half of a double-header Rt 1:30 p.m. In the nightcap the Luxorn Tigers will tangle with the Caraway Red Bird-s At ?iaulla. the Manila Legionnaires arc scheduled to tangle with Caraway nine an<i O.sceola travels to Marked Tree for a contest. he 117-pound alligator gar landed by them and two other men while seining, minnows in a Mississippi River chute near Tmmuo 'mesilay. The big gar was landed with a makeshift garden wire not and two blasts from a .410 guage shotgun. It measured 75 inchi'.s in lenf-ih. Gossett, Belkas Teamed to Meet Barnes and Byrd Mangrum Takes Early Lead in Tarn O'Shanter Scientific wrestling will prevail on the American Legion's wrestling program Monday as three heavyweights and; one heavy pair off it] the t.ig in n tcli main event-. Teaming up on the tag match feature of Promoter Mike Mcrouey'.s program will be Eddie Gos.scti and Chris Bi'lkn? opposing Mickey Banres and Floyd (.Red) Byrd, The lag match will be a 09-minutc time limit, bp,sL two ol three falls affair. CHICAGO. AUK. fi f/i'j—Leiuliiu; . ,tmiu k y-winnrr Sammy tinoad and Hnht ! is'ntloiw) Open champion Gary Mid- (ilccoff today .sL chase afu-r Lloyd Many rum, the inida.s of Turn O'- Klianier. in thi: S'20,000 All-Amerl- ran Golf Tourney. Mangrum whacked an cight- muJcr-par IH yesterday as some '^00 pro, amiilour and, f inn in hie golfers touched off the three-Inone. 72-hole All-American event. First Methodists To Play All-Stars Kiddie Ltoguftr* To Se« Action in Gome Monday Night The league-leading First Methodist learn of the American Le- 8 Ion's Recreational (Kiddie) Bns«- twll League, will meet an all-star team picked from other teams in the loop in the league's second an- ni'Al Ml-sur game at Walker Park Monday night, Couch James Fisher, director of" the program sfllrt yesterday. The game Is set for 8 o'clock. A team of 16 hand-picked players from ihe other three tennis of [he league have been selected by Coach Fisher to oppose the league-leader.* in. Ih Ml~&lM' classic which wUl mark an end to the Legion's 1949 youth program The First Methodist team Is front-runner of the league with a 12-1 record Regular play in the loop ended with games last week. Coach Fisher -stated that five pitchers have been picked to share tlie mound duties for the all-Mars If possible, each of I lie six will .SIT service hi HIP tilt. Picked as members of the All- Stars' mound stuff were Bob Smith and Wheeler Gracey of Yarbro. Ray Tale of T nxorn, Ralph Wall of First nnptlst. mid Lrr- Prlvett of Culvnry nnptlst. Other members of the squad will br: .Shannon Langley of Calvary Bnritl'l and Charles Bennett of a, first bnse; Rny Talc of n. sci'nnd; Sonny Garner of Calvary Baptist atul Ralph of Luxora. short stop: .Joe Whlsen- luml. Calvary Baptist mid Mil ton Svlvestor, First Biiplist. third base: Ellin Rny Swain. Ynrbro, catcher; and Joe Bynum nnd James Wnlkcr of Ynrbro nnd Eddie Richardson of Calvary, outfielders. Wayne Burnhjim, ace ol the Fivst Methodist's mound staff will op nose Ihe (\ll-slrtrs on the hill nn( tie will be supported by LnDot Gilbert nt first base. Jim Phillips second Joe Long, short stop Tommy Mosley, third base, Dennl Iliivs. catcher, and Harold Wright Rfibnrl Birmingham nnd Donalc Gen try in the outfield. Coach Fisher slated that he pxprcltng n large crowd to at ten the* came and that lie hns extender a s.ncrinl invitation to the oarcnt of nil bnvs pnrtl 'pfttlng in the pro gram this year. By Frllz llowrll (I'iiicli-HUUnK for liiifh S. Fullerton, Jr.) COLUMBUS, Ohio. Aug. G. tA'j— Ohio points with pride to her parade of presidents (seven of 'cm), but the Buckeye brood of athletic greats Is an Impfi.-liiR one, too, Six of us were sitting around yesterday, dlRRliiR out of misty memories some of the Ohio stars who hurt left ft Us ling mark or written colorful chapters in America's sports saga Cerdan Gets Return Bout With LaMotta Sept. 23 NEW YORK, Au&. «. <APJ—Mar- cel Cerdatt of France will get hU chance to win back the world middleweight litlc from Jake LaMolta. on Sept, 28 at the Polo Grounds. The International Boxing Club made Inn announcement yesterday that the champion from the Bronx, who took the title from Cerdan by a knockout last June 16 at Detroit, wi:i defend his crown at the home of the New York Giants. We didn't, confine our chokes to great performers on Ihn fields, b'lt Includeri the outstanding officials and administrator^ Practically n) were born In Ohio, buv one or two were transplanted hprc and hit the heights on Ohio soil. Here's n quick look at some o the Buckeye boys: Baseball—Judge Kencsmv Motm lam l.anrtls of Seven Mile; dctitoi True (Cy> YOUHR of PcoU; Uicincl Rickey of l>nck lluni Cicorge M Trautman of nticyrus: Tris Speak transplanted from Texas, run CIcveinnd: Billy Soulhwculh nlii'ry: Ban Johnson. George Sis , Bobby Quinn, E. S. Hainan nk Gowdy. Miller UiiKgins, Nil*' Irock, Gntty Herrmann, Kip Scl ch. Nnp Lujolr, Hurlcinh Griti mmy Uenrlcti. Jcwie I i nine hnk Lnno. SLevp O'Neill. Chart oo 1. RoRer Bi'c^nahnn, Bu lotion. Footbiill — Chu-k lliuk-y. Ohio ale's all-lime all-America nonioe: Jack Cr\imon, Ni>trn Dame's tto; Joe Carry, fh>l mcxy of ntlDiinl LorxRun; Coacli Paul rown of Cleveland Browns. Antt •>• SlLihlurohcr, Imlf of the four orscnicn; Tom Hiunillon, Hob Impplns, Los llorvivth, Pete Unchcomb, Clilt Baltics, Benny riedman, Lew Hinchman, Trunk inkwich. Boxing — Johnny Kllbane. Jim cffrk's, E/zard Charles; Track— essc Owens, Harrison DUUrd and George Simpson. Baskctbull—Johnny Miner, Jlm- n> Hull and Alex Groza. And the ruicon of all the deadeye Doras— Annie Oakley. Ma : or League Leaders Of the four grapplcrs booked on i Tlint B«ve Lloytl n two-stroke lead oncy, onlyOHetao slirdhi mfwypm [over- half the Held. Monday night's card by Promoter Topped by Snead and Middlccoff, Mcroncy. only Belkas will weigh j anothr 200 Shooters in (he three over the 195-pound mark. Byrd, | divisions will complete first-round Gossett unrt Barnes are nil junior \ ccmptUUon today. Mnngrum eavlcs, weighing JOQ-pounds iind mm.stnitcd ye.slenlay tliat h lost, none of the golden touch that Little Rock Doughboys j Pound Hot Springs 70-0 For State Legion Title 101 UNDER WRAPS—Outficldc: Haiph Kincr of the Piltsburgl Pirates slraps handy cast to hir. nghl wrist. The Naliona" League home-run leader pul 1 .'" a hand tendon, wears the ca-, when off Ihe playing fick! b:v! .not during games. Barons, Travs Divide Twin Bill; Chicks Split Two Bj' thr Associated Tress The Birmingham Baroils uncorked a n-hit attack to wallop the Little Rock Travelers, 11 to 5. in '.he second game of a tioublehcador last ni«i\t ond cling to tlie SouLh- prn A-ssoclnlton championship lead. At Piechota hurled his fourth shutout, of Ihe year for the Travs the seven-inning curtain-raiser. The Rorks wcm, 5 to 0, Little Rock's Hal Simpson hit a home run in each struggle, his 12th and 13th of the year. The njnticr-up Nashville Vols were rained 011^ of their game with the third-place Mobile Bears. Dale Coogan blasted a two-run homer, a double and a single in leading Ihe New Orleans Pelicans to a 9 to 8 victory over Chattanooga. The Atlanta Crackers divided a twin bil! \v:th the Memphis Chicks. The Crackers went eight innings for the first game win, 5 to 3; Hnd the? Chicks came back to pa.ste them. 13 to 5 Chick third sackcr Rocky (Sneeze) Krfnich hit two home runs In the second lilt. By Tlif; Assoi-liilcd Press Anirru'iin^ut* Balling—DlMagslo. Boston. William!!, Boston, .340. Runs — Williams. Boston, Jonst. Philadelphia, 9G. Runs bntted in—Strnhcns. Boston. 109. Williams, Boston. 107. HfUs—DlMnseio. Boston, 131. Pesky. Bnslon, Boston. 129. Doubles — Williams. Boston. 28 Kelt. Detroit and Mnjcskt, Phlln- dclnhlR. 27, Triples—Mitchell. Cleveland. 15: Dil!itif?er. St. Louis. 10, Home runs—Williams nnd Stephens. Boston. 26. Stolen bases—Dillingcr. St. Louis 9; Vale. Philadelphia. 8 Pitching — Reynolds. New York 11-2, .816: \Vynn, Cleveland. 9-2 818 Strikeoi'ls—Trucks. DetroSt. 108: New Housrr. Detroit. 94. National League Baiting — Hobinson, Brnnklyn .360; Slaughter. St. Louis. 335. Runs—Keese Brooklyn. 86; Robinson. Brooklyn, 83. Runs battert in — Robinson Brooklyn, 8"- Hodges. Brooklyn. 82 Hits — Robinson, Brooklyn, H2: Thomson, New York, 136. Doubles — Thomson. New York atid Mrslftl, St. Louis. 25. Triples—Robinson. Brooklyn and EnnJs. Philadelphia. 8. Home runs — Kiurr. Pittsburgh 27: Gordon. New York anrt Sauci Chicago. 23. Stolen bases—Robinson. Brook lyn. 26: Reese. Brooklyn. 15. Pitching—Sewcll, Pittsburgh,, 5-1 .833; Branca. Brooklyn. 12-3. .800 Strikeouts — Spahn. Boston, 92. Branca. Brooklyn. 83. This will he the first appearance ipifi in several years for Barnes. H irey wislier who scarcely ninkc.s he light havyweight division. He ast A]ir*caved Here during the war )uc in the past foxir years has "JossoU. Bclkas «nci Byrd have ill nppenred here recently. in addition 1,0 the nuiln event two 30-mitu*tc lime limit one-fall prcllminiary matches are on the d. In Bflkas \\'i\\ l,Tin»lc with Byrd and GoyiCti will meet B.I rues. Iowa Hogs to Venezuela DES MOINES —OT'i— Sixty-four head of purebred Berkshire hogs are enroute to Venezuela. The pur- followed n visit to central Toiva about a month ago by Venezuelan authorities They said at trmt time that they preferred the Berkshire breed because of (U Issrtjc percent r\gc ol If an meat as compared to lard. ile- : CA.MDF.N. Ark., AUR. 6. f/Pi lia.s RlfibLhniulcr Frnnk Lilcns pUchn a fivr-hlttcr here yesterday as Li t In Rock trompert Kol Snrings. ] to 0. to win Hs sixth straight .'-t GlmntijiK of two Amerlcsin Legion junior baseb- five binliri in a 32-33 chRinnlonsliip. Turn's -par 36-3(i—72 "»t Sm-ines previously hud !< onlv out; .stroke behind) once lo tllp Doughboys In the do fin lie firc'd lust venr. 1 '>lc climinntton ArkansM touru nient. Stnrthid the moundwork for 1 SprhiKs wris Jack McMnhnn. cjavc up 10 hits and most of them accounted for rmvv It was Mc- Mnhnn's third Hnncarnncc for Hoi SprliiKs in four days. Little Rock returns home to scrvr as host for the .sixth regional tournament next week. gave him some $^2,000 in la;.t year's Tntn O'Siumtcr touriinmcut. His stna-rUo enijles and 1-n'nnH nvf , " <• I HP finished two sirokrv> abend of •Chick liiiriiert or Uetrolt mid Jim ' Turm-sa of Bri:u-elirr, N. Y.. who fasiiioiicfl (iU's. KJinLtrd :it G7 were i Jimmy Clink of liulc-iipjicience, Kas., nn<( biy Johnny IJuiia of Verona, Pa. • B LYTHEV ILLES ONLV ALL WHITt THEATRE, Shim Burls W«tiJ»Jt !:«• f-m. Saturda) and Sunday: Cuiillnaua ihuwlni (rum I:IMI p.m. Saturday (DOUBLE I'EATUKE) "Thunder Mountain" with Tim Knit SKY "Riverboat Rhythm" wltli Leon Errol Serial: "Sun of the Guardsman" Chapter 18 Alsn Cartoon SAT. OWL SHOW AT 11 P.M. "DOCKS OF NEW ORLEANS" with Kuland Winters ax "Chnrtle Chin* LINE DRIVE-IN THEATER .Serial "Myslertuus Mr. M" Chapter » Also Cartoon 'IF Sunday & Mimday (IIOIUII.F. FKATURE) "THE PIRATE" with Judy G»rl»n4 and (jtne Kelly YOU KNEW SUZIE" wUh Kildl« Cantor anrl Joan Davis A (so Cartoon Si Late World i Allies iSurlh ol Hlyllievllltt Box OfTlcc Oprns at B:45 Show Starts 1:30 Camdcn Semi-Pro Nine Wins State Championship FAYF'ITF.VLLLE. Ark.. AUg. 6- APf-Tiu 1 Sautbern KiafUsmcn of Camtifn will represent Arkan^iLs in the iiiitioiiHl .scnii-pro bii^ebsill toumiimcnt, later LhLs .summer at Wichita. Kns. They won the rinht to enter the Umnicy by dcleuliiii? "he FuycUc- ^'ille Mi rcliant.s, 7 to 2. hert; last The cost of striping and rt- strl])i]]R lOO.PQn rntics of highway I cnch yrnr is e-AlmnteO ht $2,800.000 or J2ft n mile. ni^hl to win the Arkansas title. Camden previously had defeated Hit' McrchanLs twice In the three- ^ state final aeries FavettcvlUc won Ita only game '['hurstli-y night. Saturday 'STRAWBERRY ROAN" wi(h Cent Anhy aud (ilarla Henry AlAO Shorts Suiutfiy X' Monday "ON AN ISLAND WITH YOU" vtilh Kstlirr \\illi.uns, f'clrr Lawford, Jimmy Duranlr N E W ltM SlturfllT it Sunday ] k p.jn Com tibowi Manila, Ark. uo*. KVI:KV DRIVE-IN THEATER Read Courier News Want Ads Ice for preserving perishables was used by thr Hiicicnt Egyptians Greeks and Romans. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWES'! ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Seals on Sale at Ihe Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday Monday, August 8 ADULTS 50c — CHILDREN 15c New Sorting Hme 8:15 BOX SEATS 15t KXTRA (T»i TAG MATCH EDDIE GOSSETT and CHRIS BELKAS versus MICKY BARNES and RED BYRD Also Two 1-Fall 30-Minute Matches MONDAY IS "BUCK NIGHT" FOR ALL OLDSMOBILE OWNERS AH Oldsmobilc Owners Admitted for Just $1 Monday Night Feature On An island Wit!) You HEATREOSCEOIA OUR FRIENDtYTHEATRE >\ (Wire OIMMIS al 7 MTi-k Nijjhl Slum Slurls at 7::iO M.ilnn'f Kaliirdiiy ,t Surnl.ij '^ p.m. with cullllnutjus shuwltiR Siiliinliiy "Badlands of Dakota" Kohcrt Nl.ick Arm Kutherfurcl ( liatilrr « of •SON OK Till; CJKAl'.DS.MAN ' Saturday Midniglil Show Starts ID: I'- Mm JUST WILLIAM'S LUCK \Yill1am ( Also Sli.irts Saturday "OUTLAWS OF PINE RIDGE" witli l>nn Barr; Aho ShorU Sill unlay Owl Show "FORBIDDEN STREET" with Uana Andrews Short Sunday S Monday "KNOCK ON ANY DOOR" with Humphrey flni;;trl aiift John Derek Shorts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Salurday "TRAIL'S END" with Johnny .M.irk Hruwn t'iirtoon and Serial Saturday Ow) Show "BETRAYED" with Hubert Milchum Also Cartoon Sunday S Monday with ESTHER WILLIAMS PETER LAWFORD JIMMY DURANTE Belkas V*. Byrd Barnes V*. Gossett 2 Milts North of Blytheville — Regular Admission 50c Box Offiet Opens at 6:45 — Show Start* at 7:30 Sunday. .Monday & Tuesday The Most Anuzinf Tarian Thriller of Them Ail! 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