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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 8, 1949
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f MONT^AT, 'AUGUST *, 1049 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURICT NEWS I'AGE SEVKH Brooks Take Reds Twice; Move Into Tie for First Place By Jack Hand (Associated Prtss Sports Wrller) Here thoy come down the stretch with St. Louis and Brooklyn neck and neck in the National League race and 52 games to KO. Ui'ooklyn, which moved into a first place tie by twice dumping Cincinnati while St. Louis was winning from New York, may have a slight, edge in the scluhile. The Brooks have 28 home games left while the Cards must play 28 on STAND SOUTHERN LEAGUE W L Biinunftham 68 Nashville MobUe New Orleans Atlanta .... Little Hock .. Memphis Chatlanooii H 58 59 to 50 « . 45 Pet .618 .591 .527 .612 .482 .450 .421 .38* NATIONAL LEAGUE Hie road. * In the easy pickin' department, St. Loins has t" the better of it. The Cards have 30 games with I^Jsbuveh, Cincinnati and Chicago, flf' last three team.s in the standings, although the Pirates have hceti tough lor them all y< \ r. nrooklyn plays a lolnl of 16 with Ihe sixth, seventh and eighth place clnb.s. The .six big games between the Cards and Broo'is may decide the iv-uc but it's more likely that, it will RO down to the wire in late September. Braves May be Toush Boston's role may be that of a •spiler" for the Brooks. Now ll'-j games behind, the 1913 champs appear to have little chance of catching the Icadcrf. But they etc have )2 to play with Brooklyn. The Pir- ntc.s, likewise, may be the stumbling block for the Cards who meet them 11 limes before Oct. 2. Cincinnati, loses 15 of 18 starts aaainst Brooklyn, was the stepping .stone for Hurt Shot Ion's men to regain a piece of place. Joe Hatten shut out the Reds in the opener 7-0 and came on to work the last 1 2;3 Innings of the 2-1 spcond game when Rex Barney got into trouble. George (Red> Munger got the Cards back on the win path as he stopped New York with seven hits. B-2. It was the fifth straight victory for the husky righthander and his llth of the yenr. Pour Giant errors helped. Boston broke a five-game losing tjeak by trampling Chicago. 11-0 £) Dill Voisclle's seven-hitter hul fell bark into its tailspin in loslm; the second game In. 10 innings. 4-3 Dick Sisler helped the Phillies lo i double triumph over Pittsburgh with a three-run pinch homer in the ninth inning to take the secotu game. 5-4, after the Phils won thi opener, 7-3. Yanks Humble BrOM'ns The New York Yankees continued to fatten their American Leagu Irart at the expense of the St. Lou! Browns although they had to be satisfied with :'- 2-2 tie in the second game. They smothered the cellar club, 2(1-2, in the opener. \Vhca darkness halted the finale at the end of 10_ ipnlnss, the Yanks had St. Louis ... Brooklyn ... New York .. Boston Philadelphia Pittsburgh . Cincinnati , Chicago W 6:1 63 4* 43 40 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L New York SS 37 Cleveland 60 43 Boston 59 Philadelphia 5» Dttrolt . 51 Chicago . , 44 Washington 37 St. Louis 34 Pet, .520 .505 .S05 .451 .413 .311 Pet, .637 ,583 .573 .552 .538 .423 Yestrrrtav'* Remits SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis s-4, Nashville 2-3 Little Rock 6-5, Chattanooga 1-5 (second game called end ot sixth darkness). New Orleans 7-8, Atlanta 2-12. Birmingham 7-4, Mobile 3-3. NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis », New York 2. Brooklyn 7-2, Cincinnati 0-1. Boston 11-3, Chicago 0-4 (seconcf game 10 innings). Philadelphia 7-5. Pittsburgh 3-4. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 20-2, St. Louis 2-J (second game called, darkness end of 10th). Detroit 6, Boston 4. Philadelphia 5-4, Cleveland 4-2. Chicago 4-0, Washington 1-1. Legion's Baseball Teams Are Idle Dearth of Activity Sunday Following State Tournament The American Lesion's Fifth District Junior Baseball League apparently hv fallen by the wayside in first year of operation without completing its first schedule. Indications that league play has all but been abandoned came yesterday r.'hcn the four panics scheduled to be played by Ml&s:.sjsi|)pi County teams were called off for various reasons. The BlylhevJlle-Memphij) lilt scheduled lor Memphis yesterday was cancelled Friday when the Cotton pickers notified the Memphis lepm Iha^ they would tiot complete their schedule and thu morning it was learned at least three oiliei league contests were called off. Steve Ralph, manage! of the 0.1- ceola team, said this morning that CXsceola's game with Marked Tree cancelled when Marked Tree officials notified him that tlicii Learn had disbanded and would no complete the season. Mr. Ralpl stated (hat he received word of th carcclUilion Friday. West Memph is in SUi r Tourney The Luxora and Memplu comes (. scheduled for Luxora yc.s terday v/a.i postponed too, it learned this morning, but the man ager of the Luxora team could no be reached by telephone lor com mf.nt. However, it is suspected West Memphis' participation in th it; BANK R 0 L L—Ray Evans turned down s reported $20,000 contract for second season of professional footbalt with Pittsburgh Steelers, The former Kansas All-America halfback will devote his lime lo future, and tobanX ]ob in City National Bunk of Kansas City. Mo. _ onlv two hit.s off Al Papal. The Yanks now lead by Rimes. They are G 1 ? games out Arrnorel Tigers Show New Life In Tennessee Tilt The Armorel Tigers broke their losing streak at four games yesterday when they downed the Bogota, Todav ? SOUTHERN LEAGUE f Night, games) Nasaville at Memphis, New Orleans at. Atlanta. Mobile at Birmingham. Little Rock at Chattanooga. state tournament at Camden week was the of lliis action. Manila's game with Caraway which .s scheduled for Manila was NATIONAL New York at Brooklyn, n Cincinnati at St. LouLs, (Only games). postponed but no reason lor the action v:as given. Marked Tree's notification I hat it would not complete its schedule mAkes at least two teanus that have pulled out of the league In the past week. There are reports too, that Trimiaim has dLsbnndeci and pulled out of the competition. However, those reports have not been verified. Mr. Ralph indicated this morning that hh team would continue to play Us schedule as long a.s competition can be found. He said that he was going to contact Trumann officials ynd if their team has disbanded he wns goin^ to try to schedule a make-up game with the Luxora team lor Wednesday niihl. Osceola is scheduled to play Tm- mann Wednesday night. AMERICAN LEAGUE (No games scheduled» frnnt of Bo* Son whose seven game winning streak was broken by De- 'troit. 6-4. Cleveland s hopes took a double jolt from the A', 1 ? with Elmer Valo Riid Mike Guprra dealing out the stiffe't punches. Guerrft's three- run homer and fine relief pitchitig bv Charley Harris saved I.ou Brissie's I IHi win, 5-4, in the first Ramp Guerra's two-run single en# cd Jne Ootrmnn to grab victory Ifl fiorn Al Bcnlon In the second 4-2. Art Houtteman celebrated his 22nd birthdav by pilchine Detroit to a 6-4 edce over the Red Sox, The Sox nicked Hontteman lor 12 His. inrlurHns the 27th home runs bv Ted Williams and Vern Stephens, bul he was tough In the cl"tches. Chicago split a pnlr with Washington, the White Sox taking the onrner. 4-1 on Handv Gumnert's eicht-hil pitching. and the Senators breaking a seven-qn me losing string to cop (lie 5rrind. 1-0. behind rookLe Lloyd IlUUe. Tenn., semi-pro nine 5-3 game playe^ at Bogota. Three home runs sparked CHAI.I.KNftKS ley May Fiance, of Somerset, Mass ire re hod on bow of Iwat bearii her name, will attempt to be flr: Amcricttn lo swim t:nnlish Ghaiini since Gertrude Kdcrle hi 19'26. Shirley to Try Channel Soon After Her Birthday DOVER, Eng., Au« 8. (AP) — Shirley May France will attempt t swim the English Channel the fir. fine day after Thursday, her 171 birthday. "Shirley 15 j-parhing peak for: ana will be ready to go alxn Thursday," reported Coach Har Roudnkian after the pretty ml from Somerset., emerged from a three-hour workout. Marine traffic cops may have to be marshaled to control the swimmers. Fourteen aspirants are poised on the bearh, or are eti route to the Channel's bottleneck between Dover and Cap Grlz Nez. France, to try for the honor of making the first successful conquest of 1940. Two rivals may get Ihe jump on 'he American lass. Well ahead in tniinlnt; Philip Mlckman. plump English schoolboy, and Mrs. Wily Crocs Van Rijsrl, n Hutch housewife, will RO nut In that order whrrn weather ajid ica conditions arc terons Tighten outhern Margin Birmingham Defeats Mobile Twice; Chicks Take Pair From Vols By thf AsMM'latfiL Press The Birmingham Barons look a, rnier grip on Ihe Southern AS.SO- l:Uion lend ye.slerday by bouncing Mobile Iwice while Memphis Rr»b- tv. a twin bill from the second •lace N'pshk'ille Vols. The Barons disposed nf MohMr 7 o 3 ami S to 3. The Chicks meas- ired tht Vols, 6-2 and 4-2 Birmingham'.'; lead now ts two *uui one-hall games. New Orleans and AtlunU illvi pair. The Pels won the opener 7 » 2 and the Ciackers took the second affair 13 to H. | Ast place Chattanooga Minded j Little Rock 7 lo 6 In tlie first HHIIIR ! of 9 twin bill. The second giuue WHS ; railed nt the end of six Innings on ount of darktie,s.s. The score was tied, 5-5 A record-bieaking crowd of *5,- B73 watched the Haron.s go on a home run spree, mid at IIMM 23 persons were injured when a concrete walkway collapsed. Bii minghrun first baseman Atkins contributed two homo runs and a double In the matinee and lul Lv.'iRue brcke up the nightcap with a homer in the last of the seventh. Bill Antonelto hit two homer.s lor the Bears. Seven of the Lookout*' 11 hits agamst Little Rock were for tottri Sports Roundup Hugh Kullcrton. Jr. By {'Jutrle.s Chamberlain (J'ur Jlugh Fullerton, Jr.) CHICAGO, Aug. 8. (AP)—A hurt- : dud OL .so golfers, Including Sam >m:ad, ate lining a "steam valve untile" to puU with. Sneati's revived putting Ls being lUiibuit'd, in pun, to a putter given Urn by ik'ii Hog an. . . . Thit greens weapon WILS a Jerry Glynn- inodel. . . jerry Ls a veteran pro in tlie CbH'jigo dl-iicL, now stationed at Ilu- fn.shionable Club. . II< \va.s one of Babe ZahnnaV instructors wlicu .she first took up I lu* tin mi* ;i titi hfis helped many ulher fine players with his astute haskeUmlL coach at | Duri'.r,-, ;!.< w.vr, JeiTy dreamed up "f Atkiuissis. lA ctf PholuJ. Snead Throws Tarn O'Shanter Into Scramble nilCACJO. Aim. K. i iii fAP)- Kl:un- ]r.'- fop in;ic- i i he v(^i;in- i-xii'ti heavy putter blade that v/o'ihi b»- weighted and shaped in such a wuy as to give an excellent "Ici'l" or "tom-h" when used. . . , Hi 1 wanted to got ;1 brass cast made of Ins iilfu hut liis efforts were blocked by pi inrilio.s, . , . Finally, he- soul a blueprint of his super hhuli- to :i ! fiend who was connecied with » Chicii^o [oundrv, ... A cast vulvt" li-indl(-." Sure Sju'rul's lou.siin- success this HM.-'OH. Jerry has hud about 100 in fU-iN for hi.^ pi it tor, 90 of them !i'>m OUT or tin; Ch!<:;»£*'' ai'ea. Ihe Tigers seven-hit att-nck. First base- inan Leoti Ashby hit for the circuit in the fourth with the bases etnpty, outfielder Rube Carson followed suit in the ninth with the bases empty. A. W. <Fril?.> We.sL started on the hill for the Tigers but was relieved in the sixth by Jerry Dean. West got credit for the win. Seratt went all the way for Bogota. The Tigers return home next Sunday to play Lepanto. Box score: Arm ore I AS Hoi-ton If 5 Carson cf 3 Young cl 1 •\shby Ib 3 Dill ss 5 Foster 3b 3 Workman 2b 4 Whistle c 4 West p 3 Dean n 1 California Golfer Wins Houston Jaycee Meet HOUSTON. Tex,. Ai'g. R. OP\ jAd Holscher, K^ntu Monica, Calif,. !s the new national Jaycee junior tournament champion. He-.^plashed thro^gli mud and driving rain yesterday Eo dethrone defending champ Gene Little. San Diego. 6 and 5. in (he 36-hoole finals of the fourth annual Jaycee niret. Totals 37 Bogota AB Davis 2h , 3 Epley If 3 Pinley cf 4 Williams c 4 Welch rf 4 Richardson RS. 3 Long Ib ..- 3 Kolwick 3b 4 Seratt p 4 Totals 34 Ex-Weight Lifting Champ to Wrestle In Legion Arena Chris BelKs.s, -the flashy Greek strongman and former Blytheville Army Air Held soldier, returns to Blytheville tonight tn take part in thp American Legion's wrestling bouts at Auditorium. Belkas, a former national Olympic weight lifting champ and Army judo instructor, will team with Eddie Go5sett against Floyd (Red) Byrd and Mickey Barnes in the all- light heavyweight tag match main event All but one of the four j?rapplers on tonight's card, Belkas, will weigh below the 195-pound mark. Belkas will tip the Toledos a little over the 200-pound. mark- Tonight's performance will be the first here in several years lor Barnes, a diminutive speed merchant that scarcely make-s the light heavy grade. Barnes 15 one of the smallest wrestlers ever to perform here but hi.s uncanny speed and cunning makes up lor his lack of size. Al.w on tonight's card will be two one-fill preliminary matches with Belkas meeting Byrd in the timt md Barrie.s tangling with Gossetl in he second. Ma'or League Leaders Yarbro, Maloney And Lutes Store Win Park Games The tie same will be played n-s >arl of Tuesday night's double- leader In three panics played In the "Y Park League Saturday riiornii); Ynibro swamppd the Little Park nine on the laUer's home diamont Major I,pa-u« T.radirs 19--^. Maloney Park won its first By The Associated T*rr,s$ Icniwic game of the .season by sln- NuLiniial l.caRiie | foaling Promised Land It-!) in one Baiting — Robin.ccm. Brooklyn.! big inning Biid'rUUcs Store won n .362; Slaughter. St. Louis. -329. | disputed decision over Ihc David Runs— Brooklvn. 89: Rob-! Acres loop leaders 8-7. inson. Brooklyn. 85. I Yarbro ji:mpD(1 Into a lend with Runs batted in — Robinson, I four runs iti the second frame and Brooklyn, 88: Hodges. Brooklyn, 83 f Although Little Park bounced brick Hits - Robinson. Brooklyn, 147; | with 2 in the lower hnlt of that Thomson, New York, 138. I inning, they were never seriously Doubles— Mvslat. St. Louis, 27: ' tlireatened. Yarbro added three In Robinson. Brooklyn. Thomson, Bruce Woodcock, English Champ, May Quit Boxing DONCASTER. England. Aug. B. <AP>—Uruci* Wmxlcock. who was scheduled tn box LOR S A void nexl month for the British version of | tin: world heavyweight title, -said ; tortny lie may retire from boxini;, ' Tin 1 Britisii chnmpinn Is under j ttf-atmeiH at tlie Rayr.l Inllrnmry I lieie for injuries suffered in oai utiLo ' accident last weok. | The Savokl bout wn.s scheduled ; for Sept. 6 in I/>ndon. Promoter Jack Solomons postponed it inde- finHcIy of Wooclrock'-s Injuries, but liad hoped to ELinioutu-c a new date today. "I fliri ah in and I atn tlitnkiriR of packing up on tlir [i^ht Kfirnr," Woodcock told roportcrs. ! jus ball to the (tnllery ;it the i-lost- ot i-ii ]) ronnil lie tli'l i' .ve.slfi[U;«y \i. Hit- tound «,i the $iiO.!iO;} An-AiiiL'iiciin pi-c>le--sUMial i o LI i u t- y ut T;uu O'Slianler, inui [l plunked an »n- W£»ry speL'tator Jn ltn» neck. And me I'c'iison .Sambo did U: He i ,, n Ju*l natl -si'(H)lnl home a tetrilic ; ,,f t hip simp nn thn l»lh Rtrcn. j ]t lamli'd n lour-linker-par Oti oil the nt-'.'k uf puri'-.sfttinK Lloyd Mnn^ruMi and threw ifie Tan) ! A.s 100 ])t'us M-t oiH ' in today's third IK-holr- round nf Ihe 72-hnU* le,-st, Mimiji'iim had a halfway total of KM. Tills was only one si rot t! ahead of Mnesul, svlio-sr f3H [ullowcii an rjpeiiin 1 -'. G7. Not only HiH-acl. the M';I-<JH\ lr;ul- ni« ii]on*-y-wii:n*:i' -Ait!) $2:i;ifi | :). but also Hi-rjuati narroii and Johnny j *Jj llulln. lied at 1ST, were di.sttm:l j ni , ronls t(» Man^iiim'.-i bid lor the uintier'.s swat;. Ruling wrll in fiJih pn-siluin, \vi\l i:iB ,wn.s Pcti- CJoopiT, who slipiii'fi lo a 70 utter u kickoff K,li\i.>h Ci<*orv;o May. who ha.i 100 ho'-colnnid s|Mjrl.s shirts with a dlf- !erc]i^ tie for each, remembers Ihe ' time when n nickle meant • eup of i-oiift 1 . ... A iKit,ural-born sales- alfable May rose from a v lo head of a hu.sine&,s npciinfi com puny and president; Tain OHhnnler Country Club, . I'.e iMiuuhl Tiun at a fire sale, U((M M;L[IH'.S leveilod the coun- tty club, and buiU it Into a elawy set-up. . . HP hns ttHure.s to show he spent $54.004.84 advertising hi* ' i'a i n O'Sh n ntor RO! f tourn a inch t, now Hi . c .rs^ion. via radio, lins and U:lc\ision, . . . The tour- iH". il^rtf en i iii'-s a total prize (»i 505200, by fur the mee t In II ho breaks anyxvliern near even, Mny is -utislietl. Hgurlng that It/a uritten off lo advertising his mine -md otiginccrin}; company A'hich i.s a business eflicleucy cx>n- :<_'! n. Courier News Want Ad*. York, and Jones Philadelphia, Triples — Robinson. Brooklyn. Smalley, Chicago, ami Ennis, Philadelphia 8. Home rims — Kiner. Pittsbnigl], 29; Gordon,«New York and Saner.! Chicago, 24, j Stolen bases---Robinson. Brooklyn. 26: Reece. Brooklyn, ifi. | PilchJnff—fiewcll, Pittsburgh. 5-1. .833; Newcombe, Brooklyn, 10-3, 769. Strikeouts — Spahn, Boston. 02; Branca, Brooklyn. 86. American League Batting — DiUlngei'. St. Louis. 34f)0: Williams. Boston. ,3447. Runs — Williams, Boston. 10-J: Jocwt, Philadelphia, 97, Runs batted in—Stephens. Boston, 112; 'Williams. Boston. 109. Hit5 — DlMiigglo. Boston. 13-4; Pjggs which get dirty and have to be cleaned lose quality more rapidly than eggs which are produced clean. FISHERMEN AND HUNTERS Here's Your Answer to Overnight Trips We have a House Truck fitted out with thre* hunks and buiil-in cabinets mounted on a Chevrolet li-Ton chassis. 'I'he engine in the truck is new and (be (ires are g«M>d. Also equipped with radio and heater. Atlanta Crackers Sold For Reported $600,000 ATLANTA. Aug. 7. LAP) — Tlie Atlanta Crackers of the Southern Association have a new set ot owners today who were willing to pay an amount reported at more than (600,000. Earl Mann, who remains aa pre* ident oT the club, announced Saturday that a group of Atlanta businessmen have bought the Crackers from the Coca Cola Company. th third ami everything attcr that was insurance. James Alien Walker .started on the hill for the winner.* but had to have relief In the second from Bobby Smith. I.eon I J i ive-tt started for Little Park and crxve way to Johnny O'Brien in the sixlh. Maloney Park singed one big rally to pi'H their gnme with Promi.scrt Land from the fire. Htrorinp ten markers in the big fith [or their 11-9 victory, after trailing X-1 going into thai frame. James He<U;e -started for the losers and allowed only two hiU until Ihc sixth. T" a streak of wild ness, he walked the first three men to ffiec him and saw j them scored on two errors by tearn- i mates and one boua f1<1c hit. At that point. Little wns brought in from 2nd base and was cenmlly wild. walking two before Hedge wa.i recalled and finally put out the tiro Seaman, Wed fay Proxy,* Spends Honeymoon Alone SINGAPORE '*', • lieJik Ktriu- is. '2Ci -year-old Dutch ship's cn- neer, cnme to Singapore lo spent! his honeymoon—alone- Mrs, Kiem- ers. the former Miss Riot Ihjlthuy- scn. 25, was in Arnhem. Holland, The Ivro were weil by piuxy while Hoik wns in Diirhan. .Sonils Africa, and Riet v/ns in Hitllrmd. In about a yea r nni] half when he sees his wife, says Henk. "wr'H have a rral honeymoon," lirnk n)ul [iict decirlccl on the proxy wedding because married officers get le;ive every two years whilr* single office rs h a v e to wait four. Pesky and Williams. Bo.ston, and ; but not until the damage had been Mitchell. Cleveland. J32. i done. Ralph Wahl went nil Ihe way Doubles — Willtarm. Boston, 29; ' for Maloney and WRS Hie winnliiK Kell. Detroit. 2B- • pitcher. ', Triples— Mitchell. Cleveland. IS: David Acres caught a tartar In Dillinger, St. Louis. 10. i (lie hot Lilies Store tram, The • Home runt— Stephens and Wil- ! West-oiidcrs racked up three in Hie itams. Boston. 27. j r-rsl inning and added one tn (he Stolen bases— DiHinj?er. St. Louis. ; second and nppef»rtd to be on tlirir 9; Valo. Philadelphia and Coan. ! way to an easy victory but the ' I Lnc.e.s b=.ys eanie back to knot (be : It- [count in the lower half of the sec- 778. i ond ?'jnm (bat poliit it. was a 110: battle all the way with Lutes squeezing in the di^prted run Sn the extra-Inning flth. Tommy Mos- . ley started on the mound for David Rennir; Washington, Pitching—Reynolds. New York, 2, .846; Kuzava. Chicago. 7-2, Strikeouts—Trucks. Detroit. NewViouser. Detroit. 9-i. Because they were adopting the western method of computing a^f, j Acres but was relieved every Japanese man, v.oinan and I Hays in the fourth. Milton Bnrk<-- child will become from one to Lwo ! started for Lnle.s but wa« replaced FORD OWNERS! Are you puffing off having those LITTLE things about your car corrected? They can grow into major overhauls if neglected too long. The oil saved by a motor overhaul wil or adjustments. pay the cost of repairs years youtigrr the end of this year. ' the first by Charles Duncan. $ 650 00 Langston-McWaters Buick Co. Walnut & Broadway Phone 555 •LYTHEVJLLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION I'KICE ANYWHERE! Reserved S«at« on Sal* it the Legion Arena (mm 6 p.m. Bvtry Monday Monday, August 8 .UMII/rS 5(lc — CHIl.DitKN ]5t New Sl»rtin 8 Time 8:15 BOX SEATS 15f BXTRA (Till TAG MATCH EDDIE GOSSETT and CHRIS BELKAS vtrtut MICKY BARNES ond RED BYRD Al«o Two 1-Fall 30-Minut« Matches Barnes YS. 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