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PAGB EIGHT BJ.VTHEVn.I.E (ARK.) COURfER NEWS Yanks Edge Bosox 3-2; Dodgers and Cards Keep Pace By Joe Rfiehl*r Associated rrtw Sports Writer By all Hie IHWS of baseball statistics, the Boston Red Sox, not the New York Yankees, should be leading the American l.easfiie today. The Red Sox own Die circuit's top batter in Ted Williams. They possess the league's "\vinninjfest" pitcher in Mel Parnell. In Williams ami Vern Stephens, they have the one- two leaders in the home runs and runs baUecl in. In .edition they toad In team* hatting and slugging, and rank Uiird compared to the Yankees' seventh in team fielding. Yet the Red Sox find themselves In third piace. six and a half games behind the front-mnntiiR Yankees, who also own a five and a half game bulge over t li e runner-up i S' Cleveland Indians. iBiooktyu There is only one answer • forj 1 v ew York this strange, and for Boston, sud ; Breton slate of affairs. The Red Sox don't j pjtijadelnh have Joe Page and the Yankees 1 pjt,jh,i,t,h do It's as simple as Ilial. Take yesterday's iinpntLant °amc between Ihe Yunkrvs and Rfd Sox In Boston. Stephens llomrrs { A three-run rally in the top of the seventh, liighiU'hied by Hank Bauer's two-rim ;tn°le, had given HOW THEY STAND NATIONAL LKAOIIE W I. ....66 39 6S 39 5-1 51 . ... 54 53 53 54 .... 47 57 43 41 Pet .629 629 514 505 .49,1 .452 402 385 N'ew York AMERICAN LEAGUE W L 66 3fl 61 41 Boston 60 ' Philadelphia 59 Del roil .58 45 the Yankees a 3-1 eri^e over Joe Dobson. Stephens clipp'd Yankee starter Ed Lopat for his 2Rth home'" in the last half of the Inning to Chicago . make it 3-2 Alter [.opat survived ' Washington a shaky seventh in-iing. manager St. Louis 35 Casey Stengel excused his lefty for i the day and summoned his trouble- SOU l'Mi:R.\ l,i;.\(;uE Chattanooga shooter — Page. Joe retired tlJe Qjuiserous Sox Biiminsnain with only one harmless infield Nashville single in the eighth and ninili to New Orleans preserve the Yankee victory. It Mobile marked his 36th relief appearance • Atlanta and the 20th game lie's saved Page's Ltnie Rock record is 10-4. hut he's saved seven Memphr others for another Yinkee startet, Alii Reynolds, and two for Tommy Byrne. Page has been in only 11 losing Yankee games. The Indians lost grounri when they were edged out. T-4. by til lowly St. Louts Browns in a night affair. Dick KQkos. former Indian chattel, homered in the -ilnth off Bob Lemon to snap a 4-4 tip. JCals and Chlsov Wi" Washington's Senators and Chicago's White Sox pulled a couple ol impsets. The Nats shaded the Philadelphia Athletics. 8-1. and the Chisox topped the Detroit Tigers. 6-3. in 10 Innings. SItrrry Robert.son's grand shim homer in the fourth, and six Washington double plays won for the Nats. Hits by Charlie Kress. Eddie Maione uid Herb Adams, plus » wild pitch by Dizzy Trout, gave the White Sox three 10th imiinK runs and a wtn for Mickey Hacfner. The Brooklyn Dodgers and SI. Louis Cardinals remained deadlocked for the first place in (he National League for the fourth straight day. The Brooks needed a ninth inning home run by Jackie Robinson with one on to beat Philadelphia's Phils. 7-5. The Cards. behind the six-hit pitching of Lefty Al Brazle .took an easy 8-0 decision from Cincinnati. Southpaw Warren Spahn turned in his 14th victory as he pitched the Boston Braves to a A-l triumph over the New York, Giant.s and Doyle Lade pitched the Chicago Cubs to a '.'-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. W 10 70 81 fil 50 M 49 I'ct. ,6:(5 581 .571 551 5.17 425 .369 330 Pet. .619 i 538 ! 530 .526 .475 AW 115 .430 RlTZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. i-asl rime Today "MISSISSIPPI RHYTHM" with .llmmie Davis fl nd Va la Ann R«r j News A- Cumerly Friday & Saturday "THE FIGHTING GRINGO" wllh George O'Brien Cartoon A Serial XATION'AI 4>:Af;(IK St. I/iLiU B Cincinnati 0 Brooklyn 7 PhiUdclphia 5 BoMon 4 Nnv; Ynrk 1 Chicago 7 PiUsburgh 0 AMKtlH AN' l.KACUE ' New York 3 Boston '> St. l/nii.s 5 Cleveland 4 Chicago fi J>etroit ;j Wa^haitilr>n 8 Philadelphia 7 SOUTHERN LEAGUE kV»s!u'IIIe 4-i Little Rock 3-4 AtlanU 6-6 Mobile 2-7 Birmi'.igham 8 New Oilcans T, 10 nin?.^ ChEUUncoga 3 Memphis 2 Motormen Win Tilt With Ark-Mo Kilowafreri Knocked Off Top ond Into League's 4th Place . Ark-Mo's backsliding Kilowatter* dropped their (mirth straight decision last night and lailspinneo into fourth place iti die City Softball League 5lan<Jinj!R with a big a?s from thi right arm of Erwin Jone.s pitched his Blytheville Mo- lor Company team mates Into the league lead last night by .setting the Kllowatters down 5-1 with a neat three-hitter. He hid a shut-out viorkins mull the seventh frame wlu-n with two nut Ark-Mo catcher. Bill Rourisa- vall. poiinrted a curve call Into the fai reaches of right 'enter field and slid home sately when the peg to Ihe mate careened out of catcher Mickey Armstrong's stasp. The blow was scored a hommm because there wns -ome doubt as to whether the pei" would have been on time if Armstrong had held it. Jon'es whiffed 12 batters over the seven.intiinq mute and did not yield .1 *ill"le >x>se on balls. He faced "only 24 batters Meharj l^arts al Bat Billv Demon went the route for Hie Kilowsttei's and allowed but seven nits bill lacked his usual sharp "nni'ol. He slipped his ball by five Moloiinen liitter.s, walked two ,>nd hit two The Motormen scored a single tally ;n tin- fourth innina on an error, a «to'en b<»se and a single. And in ill. 1 six'h they exploded for four more on foiii consecutive singles and an error. Billy MeJiare. Motormen first baseman, led the hit f in° department w,i]i iwo singles in two official times at hat. Pat Chiitnon and fli'ck R'.iuli collected Ark-Mo's oth- «r 'wo hits. 'I'he l^aeuc will end its resnlar v" son plpv loiiifht with a pair of fames In Hie first <?n[iie tonight Mi-: R:<zni hacks will tanvrle with t *ii l livan-NrJs<'i' and Blvtheville Motor nlnvs Holland. Last ni»iit's name was a iiir'ke-np of R rained oiit iqmr o' July 19. R x score: Art-Mm AK R H If HOI THURSDAY, AUGUST It, 194» NATION .41 (.r.Md'UE Bo-slon at New York. Pilt.shnri-ii at- Chimso. Brooklyn at Philadelphia in is lit) i Only K-ime.s .scheduletl) AMKK1CAX l,KA(il]R New Yovi: at Boston Chicago al Cleveland ('night) (Only scheduled) SOIFTHERN LEAGUE All nishl gnnie.s. MtmphS.s at Chattanooga. Mobile at Atlanta. NP\V OrJcan.? at Birmin^l^tiK Little Rock at Nashville. G. Bartholomew, Brogdon Lead in Gun Club Events George Bartholomew, winner of the Blytlieville Gun Club's Guard and Holcomb .-keel aud trap trophies for the past twc. months, jumped into the lead in the third month's shootiiiR last week with a 96 out of 100 mark at skeet shoot- Ing and 25 out of U5 at trap. However. In trap shooting. B. r. Hrogdon i a ti neck and neck with Bartholomew la.^t week by also turning hi a perfect round of 25 breaks. At skeet. Brogdon trails Bartholomew by two breaks with a mark of H4 nut of 100. Other high skeel scores last week were Cec" Ear; 'U out of 25 and j C. B. Wood and cletns Bailey, '.a. 1 Last week-end Mr. Bartholomew participated in a registered meet at Stuttgart and placed second in handicap trap shooting by running 5(1 straight from an 18-yard handicap. This week he is competing In meet nt St. Louis. r'nlmoi M-orr 3b Perry- II) noun^pvf.ll c . Pray Ti Morion of Oenton p ... . A rutstrPtiS! c Orson If . •.. Wi'liativs Sb Dill s-s liltllc rl Cook cf ...6.. Ct'nada 3b Jones p n .. 3 .. .1 .. '3 .. 3 .. 2 .. 2 .. 2 o o o o o z* i AB R H .300 .100 .321 .212 .211 , ?. 1 t 27 5 7 Bank Robber Johnson Now in Atlanta Pen MEMPHIS. AUK. II. /JPi—Bnnk rnhner Clyde Milton Johnson ha.i been sent to Atlanta for confine- m"tjt in Ihe federal prison. The once-dapper gunman has been sentenced to a total of 40 years Imprisonment on federal rhaiees in the M3000 robbery of a Memohls bank last February. Two days ago he received a ^ stale sentence. Of'rers look him to At- lanla yesterday. Oliier charges are pending aiajnst Johnson, who escaneri from Miami's "escane.-prortt" Dade Cotm- tv jail several months aco and was recaptured afler a Eunbattlc with PRI men 'In Indianapolis. Charles Scores 7th Round Kayo Over Lesnevich NEW YORK. AIIR. 11. W-f>.- zard Charles has sold himself to New York ns the best of a poor lot of heavyweights. The lenn Cinc:nua(I Negro still lacks New York Hate recognition' as world heavyweight e.hampion hut he rules the 47 states under the N.B.A Most of the lti.030 sweltering falls who saw him make Ons t.csnevlch surrender at the end of se\-cn rornds last ni"ht at Yankee .Stadium. Deemed willing to accent him. The next move Is >ip to Eddie 'vaffan. cha'rman of the Slate Athletic Cmnmission. It Is hard lo criticise Charles for his performa-iee in stopping l.csnr?- vic'h. Certainly, he was hit and hurt when durable Gus shot his hilt in his only [lurry of th" fight in l''e j'vth round, nut Charles fi'-ght back eanielv uiidet tii-e. At ] the end of (lie next round. Oils' matiafier, J-e Vella. as'-ed referee Ri'hv Ooldsteln lo stoo 11. Tbe International Boxin? OlilD, iiiomnllng Its Jirst New York fijjhl since hnyiiiK out Mike Jacobs, mnsi have riropprd a bundle fii the show which crossed onlv $75,832 plus M'rSOO for radio rigl-ls. I f.esnevich took s»rh n slashliiB ! around the eves that II rntiy well have been his last fiptit. Charles met Lf.snr-rich's first round rush with a sustained al- tuck that made Gus' knees buckle. It was the same story in the next tliree rounds i;ntit Ihe fifth when fins Innried a stiff ritrht hand. Most evprvbodv. Inrlnriing the iudces. had Charlns o'll front 6-1 ici rounds al the end. Charles weighed 180. I.csncvich 182. Barons Win Over New Orleans 8-7 On Atkins' Homer By Thf Associated Tress first sacker Ralph Atkins hom- ered In Uie 10th inning to give the Birmingham Burous an & to 7 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans last night. The Barons thus increased their lend to three full games over the Nashville Vols. who divided a twin bill with the Little Rock Travelers The Vols tooK the opener. 4-3. and dropped the nightcap 4 and 1. In another Southern Association doublehencler. Mobile's tnnrth-pl^'i- Bears came back to win the second fray. 7 to G, after the Atlanta Crackers bad taken the opener 6 to 2. The cellar dwelling Chattanooga Lookouts made it three in a row when they defeated the sevenlii- nlace Memphis Chicks. 3 to 2. Bobbv Reid clorted one for the circuit in the ninth for the Lookout victory Hot pitching was on the bill o' fare at Nashville. Pete Mallory n! the Vols pitched a four-hitter In winnine the first aatne. His mates were held to five safe blows by lh" "ork's Art MrConnrll. Big Bane Barna clouted his 33th home run of the season to put the Vols iivr. the lead in the seventh. In the nightcap, the Travs' Av Yavlian "ive nn nnlv five (rts In wlnninc. fjoho H"llnman of the Vols yielded seven blows. More Men for Chaffee FORT SMITH. Ark.. Aug. 11 i..Vi —A total of 14.000 men will be stalinne n at Camp ohaftre by Sep- fember. Army officials have announced. The total will include 10.500 recruits, the announcement said. Camp Chaffer now has 9.500 men. Ihe total having been incica.scri from 2.500 since April. Woodcork-ScivoJd Fight to be Held, Promoter Says LONDON. Aug. II— (tTi- Promoter j Jack Solomons said last night the ' fight between Lee Savolri of En^lc- wood. N.J.. and Britain's Bruce Woodcock for the British version of I Ihe world heavyweight title will i be held despite injuries recivert by ! Woodcock in an auto accidnt. j Solomons made Die announce-; ment after conferring with Wood- ' cock and his manager. Tom Efuvst. at Dongaster. Woodcock, injured in a truck crash last Thursday, said Tuesday he was thinking of quitting the ring. i Harold Cox, Former U. of A. Athlete, Signed By Yankees as Pitcher PHOENIX. Ariz.. AUK. li. up, Harold Cox, tamer University of Arkansas athlete, hns signed a professional baseball contract with the New Y-rlt Yankees. A pitcbrr. he has been playing with a semi-pro team this year. He will report to the Yankee farm training camp at Boves Springs. Calif., next spring. In addition to pitching for the Razorback baseball team. Co;: was an outstanding punter tn football while at Arkansas. He graduated a year ago. All-Star Softball Team is Selected City League Managers And Officials Pick Outstanding Players J. P. Gatrolt, director of the Blytlieville Y's Softball League, yesterday announced the results of balloting by team managers and leaene officials lo pick a league all- star team for the 1949 season. A total of 10 ballots was cast by team managers and league umpires. Mr. Carroll said Six of the eight teams in the league received berths on the honor team with the Razorbacks and Owens Drug the only two teams not placing players on the squad. The idea for picking the team was for an all-star game before the championship playoff next week but Mr. Garrott Insl night expressed doubt as to the playing of the game due to the number of games already played this week. However, the all- star tilt may be played after the playoff with the All-Stars meeting tile league champions. The Ark-Mo Kilowatters, who led the league until Hie final week of play, dominated the voting by placing four men on the all-star squad. The defending chnmpion Sullivan- Nelson nine received three berths on the team. Phillips Motor got two and the Jnyccos. Hollnnd and Blyiheville Motor, one each. Ivey (lets Pitching Rule Picked to hurl for the All-Stars was Tom Ivey, the lanky fastballer of the Phillips Pordmen who won a 6-3 decision over Erwin Jones of Motomien. Billy Demon of the Kilowatters was the only other pitcher rcceivius mention and he sot only one vote At first base the All-Stars will have Fred Perry who nosed out Ed I Bunch of Sviilivan-Nelson by a 4-3 margin. Others receiving mention were Billy Meharg of Blytheville Motoi. two votes, and James. Phillips Motor, one vote. Charles Moore of the Kilowatters got the nod at second base, in a walkaway over four other key- stoners. Moore received five votes while Jim Henry Lutes of Sullivan- Nelson, his nearest rival, got only two. Receiving one vote each were Paul Lipford of the Razorbacks Johnny Ha.vncs of Owens Drug and Dale Williams of Blytheville Motor A three-way tie resulted in the voting for a Uiird baseman with Sonny Ledbetter and Pete Burnham of Sullivan-Nelson and Charles a Walker of Holland, each receiving two votes. P. D. Foster of the Razoruscks, Bob Mullen ol Phillips Motor and Homer Smith and Alvin Duclos of the Jaycees each got one Sports Roundup By BUI F.ftkfr (Fur Hugh Kullerlon Jr.) LOS ANGELES. Aug. 11. <AP) — Hey, Mr. Wrigley: A lot ol loyal Chicago Cubs fans out mis way are doing a lot of head scratching these days. They're having trouble trying to figure out why the Cubs, last place in the National League, continue to peddle the best players iroin Los Angeles. last place in the Pacific Coast League. While both Cubs and Angels wallow deeper in the cellai ,the parent club has brought up only one player, second baseman Wayne Terwil- iiger, who was playing his first year of AAA ball Meanwhile, the Cub front office, apparently with the sanction of owner P.K Wrigley. lias sold two hard-hitting veterans, catcher Eddie Malone and third sacker Johnny Ostiowski. to the crossU'wn White. Sox. and dissxi-sed of other veteran Angels to assorted minor league clubs. Obvioit=ly if;, a youth movement of sorts: although you'd have a [ tough tune selling Angel fans on I th.-t -'tie They had to look at fat ' Pa' Seerey making four errors in left fie'd one night before he departed for Kansas City and points east. Oh, yes, Mr. Wngley, your Angels who usually lead the league in attendance are a feeble seventh at the turnstiles this year. And zs one fan put it recently: "I'm exnccting the Cubs to sell Clarence Maddern (best remaining hitter) any day now. When tint happens I'm not even going to •atch the Angels on television." tun UIKUI week i>a;> i:«v \>.m. Matin** lialurtfAj Jfe :>at.-Sun I p.m Coal Manila, Ark. si,o»» Last Time Today 'KISS IN THE DARK" vilh David Nlven »«d Jane Wvman Also Short* Friday WHITE SAVAGE with Mart* Hunter and Jan Hall Also Shorts Saturday IN OLD CALIENTE nidi Roy Shorts Could be that Mr. Wrigley and other PCI owners are playing a new ^ame of sweetncs. c and light. It'; beep a long time since .so many Copst Leasuers have been sold upstairs In midseason. Sacrnmento .sent Al Uejiton to Cleveland' Seattle, Sammy White to Boston Red Sox iLoui-ville): San PnncUco. Dino Restclli to Pitts- btife.h; nud Oakland, Lloyd Hittlc to Washiuston and George Mctko- vich to Ihe White Sox. Where do you think that leaves PCL Prexy Pants Rowland and his | plea Tor major league itatus? SKY LINE DRIVE-IN THEATER -i iMiles North ol Bljlhr.vill. Box OfTine Opens al 6:iS Show Starts 7:30 vote. Wixson, s Favored at Short Early grid dopesters rate Southern California and Stanford likeliest to .-'ucceed to California's Coast Conference crown. Most experts think the Bears can't repeat without Jnckte Jensen. UCLA. with all-new southern coaching staff headed by Red received three votes to lead the balloting for a shortstop. Sonny Lloyd of the Jaycees. Bill DeLon^ of Sullivan-Nelson. Wayne Dill 01: Blytheville Motor and Billy Bob Elliott of the Razorbacks each received one vole. Mickev Armstrong. Rlythevilte Motor backstop, was the lone Moorman receiving a berth on th» honor squad. Mickev won a 5-3 de" cis.on over Bill Rounsavall of the Kilowatters for the catcher position. Others mentioned were Reid I o/ Holland ,,,,d Lloyd Koontz of Phillips Motor who got a vole each Tlie All-stars' outfield will be I composed of Pat Chitmon of Ark- Mo. Lynn Eaton of Sullivan-Ncl- son and Ralph Patton of the Jav- cecs in left, center and right flel'd respectively. This will give the All- i Mars a lefthander in center -ind ' neht fields with Chitmon the lone nglithanded gardener. Others re ceiving votes for outfield berths were Hnskin Mitchell. Tip Hollin»s worth and A. C. Hunch of Phillips ftnbe Carson and Charles Bassett of Blytheville Motor, Fuiiifcrbiirk- of Holland. Tom Dorris of Jaycees and J. G. Whittle of Sullivan-Nelson. southern half of the standings iisain. But the Bruins probably will | have some of that rebel spirit. The wags now are waiting for the Bruin rooting section 10 break out with: "Come on, UCLA, you all!" Thursday & Friday "THE UNTAMED BREED" with Sonny Tufts Barbara Brittnn, and Onrje "Gabby" Haye« (IN* C1NKCOLOR) Saturday "UNDER COLORADO SKIES" nith Mnnlc Hale auri Adrian Bonlh Also Shorts •A. SUSPENSE Every Thursday Evening WREC 8:00 JOHN MILES MILLER CO. Distributor of Auto-Lite Spark Plugs Machines for making imils were produced in America at the close of the I81li century. TTTTilil THEATRE OSCEOLA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE IW» orrtrt Oprns at 7 «>rk .Sight:Show Starts >l 7:30 Mxtln«« Saturday Ac Sunria? al J p.m. with ct>nlm.o»5 jhowinj l.asl I'im* I'oday "GUNG HO" Randnlph Scott Robert .Milchum Or«Cf McDonald Alwi Shnrl» Jamboree & Dance music by FREDDIE BOY BURNS and his RANCH BOYS Plus Songs by GENE STEELE SAT., AUG. 13 American Legion Arena Blytheville, Ark. 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. Sponsored by The American Legion BLVTHEVILLES ONLV Shun Starts Hrekrfa;> 7:00 p.m »tunlu^ »nd Siinil.iy: (-otilinuuu showtnj: From I:|K) p.m. Last Time Today "ROCKY" with Rnddy MrDiwrll "THTTREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE" with HumrihrrT BoSArl and Wsllfr Huston Serial: "G-Mrn Never FurRCt" Chanter 10 Kridav & Saturday (mUIBI.K FV.ATl'IU'.) 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