The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1947 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 3, 1947
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 3, 19-17 Prospect of Muddy Track Brings Surprise Entries in Louisville's Kentucky Derby ; By I,KO II. VETliHSKN United Press Suorts Kdiior 1X3UISVILLE, Ky.. May 3.—Prospects of a muddy track changed the picture for the 13rd annum running of the Kentucky uerl:y today • with two long-shots surprises gamins support in Hie field of M cntcfed in America's No. 1 horse race. Born On What may bo railed Ihe wrong side 1 ot racing's railroad -". tracks, Murlogg Fnrm's Balheim and W. M. IVavcy's Jetl Jell losti -7sonic of their obscurity in the anticipation of the HOing. Tliey -'•' were entered solely in tlie hope that the diurclUH track would Uc . "iniicldy, n condition which took some of the lustre olf the pie-race - favorites Phalanx nnd Faultless. • Gaining stature along \vilh those -Long Chance mudders was Maine •• Chance Farm's Jet Pilot, wlio has : shown a distinct liking for an off track. A six-to-one shot in the • overnight line which was based on a fast track, Jet Pilot inny possibly go to the post the public -•pick of 1IO.OCO, taking over the spot which Phalanx has held ever since he won the Wood Memorial on April !9. The C. V. Whitney thoroughbred still was 2 to 1 and there were the "off" strip he early those who would not Parnell Bests Newhouser in Big Leagues • his chances. Hut the situation was different as far as Faultless was 'concerned. Second choice nl 3 to U the Calumet Farm's hopeful do°s not like heavy going anil even trainer Ben Jones svas shaking his head ruefully. He had hoped to win—and still does for that matter—but he knew that Faultless was an unknown quantity on a muddy track. "I liaure we have a good chance if the track is fast," plain Ben said. "Otherwise, well anything can happen." Originally. Balheim and Jctt Jett were listed as 53 to 1 shots — the rank outsiders in the field in the run-for-lhc-roses which, if ail 14 go, will lie worth S03.160 to the .. winner, in addition to the flower.?. •It wasn't uunlil Thursday that Jett Jctt became a possibility. -V.Kt it wasn't until a half an hour before the entries closed yesterday that alheim came into the derby picture. Their owners readily admitted that Ihcy entered them only Ix-fty Mel Parncll, rookl for the American l.t-iigMt' chumpiun Boston Red Sox and former BAAF mirier. hum; up hl.s first, in .1 j o r league victory in live si art:; \V< dues- day by outpitcliini! the vMenm Hal Newhouser "f the Detroit Ti[ii"'s. setting the Timers down with four scattered hits and (lefeatlr.n them 4 to 1. Mel faced only 31 batters t>ver tl:e nine innini; stretch, sli iking ou! two. allowing four hit.s. and failed to Rive a on balls. The youn^ lefthander went to the BOKOX from Scrnnton. Pa., of the Fastern League, where h rt turned in an excellent record. !!•_• pit'j'ned the 13AAF nine to a Souiheaslern Army Air Forces Tralnmr: C'uin- irrand championship in 1911. New Names Appear on Wrestle Card *' Alexander a Canadian born irrthe'Tiope'lhat the track would 1 Suppler, will make his first appear- remain muddy and it looked like their prayers were going to be fulfilled. Although the forecast lor today was for fair and warmer, and the 'Churchill Downs track Ls the type- thai dries out quickly, there Monday night when he teams with Ted Hell against Stocky Kneilscn and Prince Omar in the tag feature main event. aim ULIL itmtuM, .. — -i Alexander, who lips the scales appeared little chance that the' as slightly more than 200 pounds, mi'.e-ami-a-quartcr pathway to goid, Is rated as fast and very scientific, and plory could change materially. Mlc has been booked in several of That left this running of ths'tlic larger cities but will be making his initial appearance in this territory Monday nisht. Jack Pappenheim. who made his first appearance here several weeks will be Star Reward. Liberty! ago, originally was scheduled derby wine open and it sidered anybody's race. Out there with Phalanx, _Pault- less. Jet Pilot. Jctt Jett and Bal- heim will be Star Reward. Liberty ,„, „..„ „ Road, On Trust. Stepfather. W. L.'tram with Prince Omar in th Sickle. Duuble Jay. Hiskolatcr. Bill- tussle but Promoter Mike Meroney let Proof and Cosmic Bomb—the announced today thnt Pappenheim latter the winter booi-, favorite who will VIP, unable, to appear for Mou- has fulled to live up to the promise day night's program. Knelisen fc he showed as a SD3.000 winning being substituted for him. two-year-old. I Rctiu-nins to the mat card after •-. A lot ol derby history could be a long absence is Prince Omar, the ".. set todav and if it is a crowd ot Persian bad man. Omar has np- about llb.OCO will see it. 'Eddie Ar- neared in Blytheville many time: caro, up on Phalanx, is shootim; but has been busy elsewhere in thi • for his fourth derby victory and circut for the past several months that would bs a new record foi'l Ted Hell, the battling Greek, i; .-.triumphs in this classic. As things a favorite of local fans as well as stand now, the banana-nosed Ken-i a veteran of the local wrestluiL, tucky-born jo:key is tied >vith Earl show. He appeared on last weck'e .. Sandc and Issue Murphy at three.! card with Lefty Pacer against Hec Ben Jones also could set a record Roberts and Kncilsen. for if Faultless wins It will be the I In the two one-fall preliminary fourth horse which he has saddled matches. Alexander will tangle with to wind up with the blanket ot Prince Omar and Bell will meet. rosc . Si Kncilsen. The opening bell will . ring at 8:15. Chattanooga In Double Win Over Borons BASEBALL STANDINGS SOTJTIIKRN LEAOUE W. L. Pet New Oilcans IT, •! .1K3 Chattanooga 13 S .722 Mobile 0 9 -MO Atlantn . ... Nashville . . Rinninglinm Little Rock . Memphis . . Brooklyn ATLANTA. C.a . M?.y T (UP> — Tlie Chattanooga Lookout, tcrtiiy appeared to be coming up vitVi the impressive form tliry displayed In Spring training exhibitions after copping both ends of a doubleheader with Birmingham last nighi. Bert Nichoft's 'Noosa balltossers took the opener 4 to 3 bc-'.iir.d the I Pittsburgh nine-bit pitching of Vevnon Cur- ' tis. In the nightcap, the I/iokonis banged three Baron twirlers for 24 safeties and a 15 to 9 decision. Chattanooga starter John Dixon was sent to the showers in the second frame . during a fivc-nm Birmingham barrage, with Marvin Stephen.; coming in to gain credit for the win. Bob Reid and Joe Schelt of Bir.. mingham smote round-tripperr. 'ihe - victory moved the Lookouts to with. in two games of the front-iunn:ng ,' . New Orleans crew. The Uaionr. were tumbled to sixth in the. Sovilliemi standings by the setback. Leading 5 to 0 in the ninlh inniiu:. Little Rock righthander Al "Pie" PiechoUi ran into n thre^-run M.-;bile rally but managed to pull through without rcq'nrirtt; iclicf from the bullpen. Tlie decision left Mobile in third spot with the Pebbles moving up to seventh. Wet grounds at Nas'iville ngain kept Atlanta and Hie Vals idle. However, both the Crackers an-'l Nasii- •^ ville managed to move up a note! over the skidding Birmingham ath- ., letcs. Atlanta took over fourth will • Nashville moving up to filth. Rail •at Memphis washed out the schcd ,..', uled meeting between the Chick •u. ; . nnd. New Orleans. • . Tonight is an open date on th . Schedule with no Southern Assucia tipn contests booked. .43» .421 .40') .313 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Boston . Chicago ;l Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia G New York S St. Louis 'i Pet. 3 .750 fi .1115 5 .533 « .571 8 .46' 8 7 10 .417 .Ki7 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. I Chicago . .. Cleveland . Detroit . St. Louis .. oston . ... 'ashiiigton hilndripliia Memphis Baseball Club Buys Top-Notch Hitter MEMPHIS, Tenn, May 3. (UP —Memphis Chick Manager Do Prothro today announced that th Chicks had obtained Ted Kluszew sV.I, outficldcr-tlrst bascmav\, o option from the Cincinnati Red Kluszewski hart n .352 baUh; overage with Columbia in the Soiit Atlantic League last yair. Pet .01 .54 .51 .500 Ml .400 .M4 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Chattanooga 4-15. Blrminclinm -f). Little Hock 5. Mobile 1. New Orleans at M nn' t )hi.-,. rain. Atlanta at Nashville, NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at Brooklyn, wet grounds. Pittsburgh nt New York, we grotmds. St. Louis at Philadelphia, rain. Chicago at Boston, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 2. Boston 0. New York 5. Chicago 2. Detroit 3, Philadelphu 2. Washington nt St. Louis, grounds. Cavalcade 01 Mystery 1 The Greatest Theatrical Production Ever Staged Here we Panama Hats Cleaned & Reblocked The Johns Shop You Won't Forget the hundreds of mysteries — and LOADS OF FUN — in store for you! High School AUDITORIUM ay Hight, May 5 Performance Opens at 8 p.m. THE Great VIRGIL' and His Big Wonder Show Yes, friends, there's something new and different to be unveiled before the people of Blytheville, come Monday night! THE GREAT VIRGIL and his natioally famous wonder show will be presented in what is actually the greatest and most colorful theatrical production ever staged locally, starring JULIE, the sweetheart of magic in a program that runs from remarkable slight-of-hand to spectacular illusions requiring the assistance of his entire company. THE GREAT VIRGIL has devoted a life-time to the development of a show which, this season, reaches heights of perfection never before obtained .... It's a show featuring the WORLD'S GREATEST MAGICIAN in hundreds of thrilling mysteries! School SOU W. Main You will bo Ihrillnd by such brenlh-tr.king spcclncles as "SAWING A WOMAN IN HALF", "THK CK15AT 01UNKSK TOUTUHK MYSTKRY",' "A NIGHT IN THK 1'ALACK AT 1'KU'ING", "Till-: JI1KACULOUS HOlJD- INI TRUNK ilYSTKHY", ;\uil countK'ss olhov scns:ili(>n:it invslovioK. THIC GREAT VIRGIL has biien widely lioraidcd by movie stars, the public nnd American news pjipcrs and critics. It is by far the largest production to he staged in I'lythevillc, offering mystery ami fun for everyifflp. AT HI.YTHEVILLE HIGH SCII001,. AUDITOUIUM J10NDAY NIGHT AT 8 O'CLOCK. THE MOST SENSATIONAL EXTRAVAGANZA OF THE YEAR! This Ad Sponsored by the Following Public 9 • " *^^ R. D. Hughes & Co. BIythcvillc Jaycccs A, O. Hudson, Cleaner Rustic Inn I. H. Chapman Nu-Wa Laundry Lcc Motor Sales Hotel Noble Goodyear Service Station Hubbard Furniture Co. Ark-Mo Power Corporation Coca-Cola Battling Company Crosstown Whiskey Shop Halters Shoe Shop Alvin Hardy Furniture Store Hart's Bakery T. t. Scay Motor Company Bud Wilson Auto Sales Charles S. Lemons, Furniture Wade Furniture Co. Applebaum's Ladies Toggery Huffman Brothers Lumber Co. Kirby Brothers Drug Co. Paul Byrum Implement Co. Mead's Family Shoe Store

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