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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (AEK.) COURIER NEWS FRIBAY, MAY 20,1949 Phillips Downs Mian-Nelson f; Upw* f yH Ark-Mo !• Undisputed Lead In Softball Uogue * MliraB-Nelson'ft defending champion Chevrolet Boys were handed OMIT tint defeat of the season last »ia*t when they were checked 11 to ( by a hustling, hard-hitting risUUm Motor Company outfit in a Otr Boftban League tilt at Walk- •r Park. , Phillips' Tom Ivey h^dcuffed the k*cue clumps I.J eight hits while his te*mmale« were getting to Jack Whittle for a total of 10. One of UM hiti garnered off Ivey was a hues-empty home run by Jim Henry Lute* In the sixth Inning. Sullivan-Nelson got off to a fust s^art aooring a single run in the ' first inning but the Fordmen bounced right back in their hr.H of the Inning and pushed, across three. They added another in the second, four in the fourth, one in the fifth and the final two in the last of the sixth. The Chevrolet Boys added single runs in the fourth and sixth frames to two in the seventh to L* complete their scoring. * Whittle went all the way for Sullivan-Nelson despite the Ford- men's big fourth Inning. He struck out six and yielded three bases on bills. Ivey' whiffed four and' gave up only one walk. • Ark-M* in UndUputed Lead : The defeat was the first of Hie *eason for the Chevrolet Boys against two' wins and It knocked them out of a first place tie with the Ark-Mo Kliowatters who have a 3-0 record. The victory was the first for Phillips against two defeats. A. C. Bunch paced the Fordmen's 10-hit attack with a pair of four- baggers accounting for five of the " 11 runs. He also singled .n the first inning. Bill Delong paced Sullivan- Nelson with two hits In four trips. The Blytheville Motor Company Motormen retained their second- place tie with a .humiliating 30-1 decision over the hapless Owens Drug nine. Ted Fisher, on the hill for the Motormen. limited the Druggists to only four .hits as he and his t«am mates climbed all over two Owens' twirlers for a total of, 16 safe blows. .1- .'- J. Wisdom started on the mound T- for the BrugglsU but was relieved ?" by Bill Haynes. Wisdom was charg- I ; ed with the loss. • I j Slaughter Starts Early ' ' The Motormen started their on"'," sl»i«ht in the very first inning * ; 5 .scoring nine runs on only two i * hits. They added three more in the ; second, three in the third, two in i the fourth, eight in the fifth and t five In the sixth. Owens' only tally i came in the last half of the sixth > Inning when the Druggists put to- j * (ether two hits and two bases on ; i balls/ '' , • J Canada led the Motonnen's 16} hit. attack with two doubles and ! ; a ategle in five trips. Cook homered ' • fir'the'victors in the fifth inning. Atlanta Blanks Memphis 8-0; Pens W/n 8-2 By The Auoclated Prt** Jack Taylor hurled a six-hit shutout for the Atlanta Crackers Thursday night as they defeated the Memphis Chicks, 8 to 0, to establish themselves more firmly In the Southern Association lead. The Crackers got to Marvin Rob- latt, the loser, and Dick Slrnhs for 13 safeties, Including three triples. the Little Rock Travelers walloped the Birmingham Barons, 8 to Detroit Tigers Cling to Second Place With 10-1 Win Over Nats The Travs hit 14 times off three Baron hurleis. The loss dropped the second place Birmingham club a full game behind the Crackers. The Rocks exploded for six runs In a big third Inning to clinch the victory. Al Piechota limited the Barons to four scattered hits. Charley Lelchns' two-run homer in the ninth gave the Chattanooga Lookouts a 7-5 nod over New Orleans. Earlier the Pelicans hud blown a four-run lead. The Mobile Bears used 11 hits to defeat Nashville's Vols. 5 to 4. HOW THEY STAND NATIONAL LKAGUIS W L Pet. Boston ............... " I New York ............ « "I •«" Cincinnati ........... 15 ia 5:!6 Brooklyn ............ > 5 l3 - 530 Philadelphia ......... 13 '5 .4« Pittsburgh ...... ..... 13 16 ••>« St. Louis . .... ........ 10 1S - 40 « Chicago ........... ,.. 10 10 - 385 AMERICAN LEAGUE Kv J»<* Hand (A>*ocl»lcrt' Preui Sporli Wrlier) Red Rolfe Is winning his spurs as a successful big league manager at Detroit. The ex-New York Yankee third baseman .who never managed any prolesslonal team, until this spring, has his Tigers In second place, only two games behind the Yankees. Washington, Cincinnati and the Chicago White Sox have been steal- nig Iho big black print In the newspapers, but Detroit rates high nmoiig the surprise teams of 1048. They laughed at Rolfe last March In Lakeland iPla.) when he said he was taking dead aim at the American League pennant. Despite, a decided weakness at first and second base. Rolfe maneuvered the Tigers into a contending position on the hitting of George Roll. Vic Werlz and rookie Johnny Groth. He plugged the second base hole by nrqnlrlnit Don Kollowny from (he White Sox. Recently he benched ^ico and started Paul Camnbcll at first. It worked. Rolfe set up a pitching "big four' of H?.l Newhouser (4-2), Virgi Truck? 15-1). Ted Grny (3-1) and FjT'icUn HutrhliKon (2-2). Hutchlnson. who turned back Washington with .won hits veslcr day. 10-1. Is as hnndv with the ba as he Is on llic moiinri. Hutch drnv In thrre run"; with a single, doub! and triple. Not even three hits b first Iciseman Eddie Robinson co'ild SKVP Wi'shhi^ton. Dr-lroll picker! up n fill! game on the Yanks, who were dopped by Cleveland, S-2. Lary Doby. Ihe In- lans' Negro outfielder, smashed a 450-foot-plus homer—as Steve Gro- lek shaded Bob Porterfield. Doby's blast In the second Inning leared the 20-foot bleacher wall nd landed In the seventh row of he center field bleachers. Later he ill a single with the bases loaded In he fifth to break a 1-1 tie. Errors Hurt Bo«ox A Jlltery* defense cost the Boston Red Sox a 10-Innlng ball game on error by first baseman Billy Iltchcock on Vern Stephens' throw. The Red Sox made four errors In .he game but Hitchcock's was the >\K one that gave Chicago at a 7-6 margin, The Philadelphia A's and St. Lnuls Brown* were not .scheduled and a Tial I,ca<nie game between the Phillips and Chicago Cubs was postponed because of threatening weather at Wrlgley Field, The Boston Braves and New York Gliml.s. tied for first place In the National for an entire week, remain deadlocked. The Braves came up with t.wo In the ninth lo lop Pittsburgh. 3-2. and the Giants bumped off Cincinnati, 8-2. Brooklvn moved Into a Ihlrd- nlace tie with Cincinnati nn Preacher Roc's 2-0 shutout of St Louis. It was the Cards' third toss In a ro\v since returning home. Muslal pockoto'1 a S5(1o check anc accepted the Hillcrich Mcmorbl Awnrrt for wlnnins; the Nations League bat linn title last year. Tliei he broke out of his slump wilh three hits in four trips. SEC to Consider Leaving NCAA Deep South Circuit To Discuss Pulling Out of Association BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 20. I/PI —Southeastern Conference coaches tomorrow will consider proposals which may take the deep soulh schools out of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Issue Is the NCAA Sanity Code, which outlaws aid to college students solely because of their athletic ability. Coaches will discuss four possible chances In present rale.s. All would permit financial help for athlcte-s. The coaches also will discuss what mleht happen to the SEO If it withdraws from the NCAA. The later adopted the Sanity Code H 'nnuary, 1948, and applied It to its 00 college members. Official conference action may come nt a May 28 meeting In At- anta. This Is the date of a Joint Cession with the Southern and Southwest Conferences. The announced purpose of tha meeting, Is to discuss Lhesanitj Cnrie Written announces I/) SEC of ficlals include as a topic td be dis cussed, (his question: "Can the | -three conferences withdraw (from NCAAt ^nti combine and successfully conduct an athletic program?" New York . Detroit . ... Philadelphia Chtcnpo . .. . Washington , Cleveland . . Boston . ... St. Louis . w 18 1C 15 . 15 15 11 '. 12 . D Pet .643 .rm .an 517 .lino .478 .-T2 SOUTHERN 1 LEAGUE W L 1 10 Atlanta . .. Birmingham New Orleans Mobile . Little Rock . Nashville . Chattanooga Memphis . •v Pel .MO SSO ,515 .552 .533 464 .481 .253 AMERICAN IJEAOUE Cleveland 3. New York 2 Detroit 10, Washington 1- Chicago 7, Boston 6 (10 tunings) Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston 3, Pittsburgh 2 New York 6. Cincinnati 2 , Brooklyn 2. St. Louis 0 Philadelphia at Chicago, postponed threatening weather. Veteran's Name Erwin Jones to , Manage Ball Club Erwln Jones, former Central Arkansas baseball player and at one time considered one of the south's best softb'nll pitchers, has been appointed manager of Blythevillc's Veterans Housing Quarters baseball t6nm. It wns announced yesterday. The appointment of Junes win part of the team's recent reorganization. The Veterans Housing Team is a non-sponsored club made up largely of World War II veterans. Mr. Jones said yesterday that the team Is mapping plans for an extensive schedule which will include games with the leading Independent a n d semi-professional teams of this area. He stated that the team Is trying to obtain Ihe use of the Walker Park diamond as a home field and If obtained a number of night games will .be scheduled. The veterans' team was organized this spring wilh no sponsoring agency. Players of the team purchased their own uniforms and other equipment, Mr. Jones said. Sports Roundup Rn[h FulkrUn, Jr. NEW YORK, May 20. ffl — A long-range tip" offered to this dept. says that All-America Football Conference will be back with eight clubs for Ihe 1960 season. . . No word as to where the eighth is coming from—or why. . . Virgil Jackson, who coached Bob Mathlas, has resigned h^s post at Tulare, Calif., High School. Suppose he could be peeved because he wasn't getting the material he was accustomed to? . . . Col. Earl Holt, whose Oak Rldse N. C. Military Academy piepped Wcs Ferrell and a few others for major leaeue baseball, has come up with another fine prospect. He's Billy Joe Davidson, a 16-year- old, 218-pound fast ball pitcher. • • w Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, III., May 20. «V— (USDA1 — Hogs 8,500; market active; barrows and gilts 25 to 60 higher than Thursday's average', sows steady to 25 higher; bulk good and choice 180-240 Ibs 185075; top 20.00 for several loads mostly under 220 Ibs; 250-300 Ibs 18.5019.50; around 326-330 Ibs 18.00; 140170 Ibs 18.50-19.50; 100-130 Ib pigs scarce; odd lots 16.00-U.OO; mostly 16,50 up; good sows 400 Ibs down 16.25-17.50; over 400 Ibs 14.50-16.00; stags 11.50-14.00. Cattle 500; calves 600; generally steady In cleanup trade; steers scarce; few odd lots offered but mostly of kind to sell around 24.00 or slightly above; good and high good heifers and mixed yearlings 24.50-25.50; common arjd medium kinds scarce around 21.00-23.50; common and medium cows 18.0019.50; dinners and cutters largely 14.00-17.50. THEATER * LEACHVILLE , ARKANSAS. 1 STARTING TIME Weekdays: 1-M * 9:00 P. M. Saturday * Sunday: 1 P. M. With Continuous Showing Friday The shoulder pain which caused Tke Willlnms to postpone his 71-2 percent title match against Enrique Bolanos. came along while Ike wns at dinner. Must have been a heavy | meal. EVANS-TOM. III., Mnv 20. <ll't ~ The r*' 0 Nine marked time todny The Standings : * Team ' W. L. i Ark-Mo 3 0 • Sullivan-Nelson 2 1 • Blytheville Motor .... 2 1 ' Holland 2 1 •, Jaycees l 2 ,' Razorbacks . 1 2 j j Phillips . 1 2 1 s Owens . ...: » 3 Pet. 1.000 .667 .667 .6S7 333 '.333 .333 .000 I SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta 5. Memphis 0 Uttle Rock 8. Birmingham 2 Mobile 5, Nashville 4 Chattanooga 7, New Orleans 5 Funeral Directors Elect New Officers Oklahoma A & M Seeks to Become r of Big 7 LINCOLN, Neb., May 30. (>?)— Oklahoma A & M wants In the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Ath- t f.^«tlc Association, commonly known at the Bit Seven Conference. '•'-". -That'« why Dean c X. McElroy, fJ"|lh»Jrnian of the Aggies Faculty ilitommiUee, and Athletic Director i s'*jenry (Hank) lb« were attending I^Vw Big Seven's Faculty Commlt- < }i«* meeting here today. 'I 1 -?! There was considerable specula'.'ion afloat that some action would fiifc taken on the Oklahoma A & M 'rj«ii4d,"lor membership In the confer - •Ijance. Both McElroy and Iba were iCft^ere "by Invitation." if,} "We want to become a meinber of ^ibe Big Seven," said McElroy. Iba }' ,mo64tA agreement. "We have the ;iiithletic program and facilities. We meet an eligibility requlre- ij^iBtnti. We welcome the tnvestiga- '"- "Uon of the Big Seven Commiltee." %^' Iba commented that it was the *0 -4«irf of A & M to become a mein- *-'»ter of the Big Seven and added i'ihat the Aggies "want to play the ; |r»Big Seven schools regardless of whe- !»~$her they «re accepted or not.' !s,-n ---is^v $•'„.- tl*s& Courier News ;Want Ads. Today's Gnm^s AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago ai New York St. Louis nl Washington (night) Detroit at Philadelphia (night) Cleveland nt Boston NATIONAL I.EAGUf Brooklyn at St. Louis (niglil) Boston-at Pittsburgh (night) Philadelphia nt Cliicngo New Yor kat Cincinnati SOUTHERN LEAGCE Night games: Memphis at Atlanta. Uttle Rock at Birmingham. Nashville at Mobile. Chattanooga at New Orleans. MEMPHIS, May 24. Oft— Officer, of four-state funeral directors as sedations were Installed here to day. The insinuation ceremonies high lighted llic closing session of three rtny convention here of th Mississippi Valley Funeral Director Assoclnlion. State groups in Ten jiiessce. Arkansas. Mississippi an Louisiana make up the MlsslKs Valley Association. The new officers include: Arkansas: Avery Shlnn of Rus scllvlllo, president; Rufus D. Hern dnn, ,7r., Hope, first vice presideu Lloyd Landlord, Jonesboro. secon vice president; Raymond E. St phetison, MnnticeHo, chaplaii Berlyn Heath. Pnragould. sergeant at nrms; C. A. Roth, Little RocV- re-clecled secretary for the 201' time. on Michtppn State's membership hid after vollntr itsel (into the Rose B«wi fame, for the next two vears. The conference last rtl"M rtls- currtecl n wnlver rlaxi.si 1 In its five- year nnct. with the Pnrlfic. Const onfeveticc whirh nrovulcd for an I'slcie rRnresentatk'e from tlie east 'he Bowl classic for I9M nnri 'St The action wns taken to avoid rmi"]1ratton.s next full when two onferrivp teams — defenri'nc c Mlchl"nn nnd Rose 'Bowl nnmnion Northwestern — will be icllqible for repeat trips to the owl crimes. The conference now is on record o .send even a partible third place tnlsher next football season to the Rose Bowl. That would occur if Vlichlsan nnd Northweilern wound ip In Ihe first two place's. The Michigan State Cpse was Introduced late lust nicht .when special' Investicatlng committee re- jorfecl to conference officials on the athletic policies of the East Lansing Mich.. Institution. The discussions on the Spnrtai admittance were continued unit today. It was reported that Michigan State's admittance, provision ally approved last December, may he formally approved sometime to day. Four Games Scheduled In Two "Y" Leagues Final e at nes iu the Klytheville Y's Grammar School Softball and Junior High Baseball [.ensues will be plnyed tomorrow morning. In thj softball ioop Ynrbro will take or Sudbury in the first game and the league-leading Central nine will meet Lange In the second. Both games will be played on the Division Street Playfield. In the baseball league, Bill> Burnhnm's Cardinals will play the Yarbro Rcrls In the first game to decide the league championship and the Wildcats will meet the Boll Weevils in the second contcs on the Walker Park diamond. Aninful Coincidence Early this season when Duke's hnsph-l! team visited Clemson Carol Cox of the nnmc team hit two home runs in one inning. . . later Geor- Ha came along and Ell Marlcich of visitIne team performed the .ame feat. . . Then it V.TLS South Carolina vs Clemson and Ray Ms thews did it again for Clemson —two homers in one inning. . . The ortditv Is that a" three of the don- 'le-clouters. Ox. Mariclch and Mfltnews. !>re lef| halfbacks in foot- jail. . . Those euys weren't lust nlttinp the nltrhes. Ihey must have been intercepting them. R«ad Courier News Want Ads. of Pete Mead's Truman, Ark., neighbors came here by bus to see Pete fight Robert villemain tonight. After the 1,200 mile ride, they figured they'd taken more punishment than the fighters. PAL NIGHT t for the Price ot 1 'YOU GOTTA STAY HAPPY" James Stewart Joan Fontaine Comedy Short "As straight as a crow flies" i a woll Known saying, but crows don fly thai wny. Their flight pattern Is usually zigzag. ' Dots All, Brothers Barry Sullivan of Regis High, New York, one of the north's players In the North-South high school basketball game at Murray, Ky.. next month, was tabbed as "the smartest boy in the senior class." We'll see when we learn that kind of college deal he negotiate. 1 ;. The Detroit Lions, who play their football games In Briggs Stadium, will train next fall at Briggs Field and Briggs Fieldhouse at Michigan' Normal College. . . Must be crossing their Briggs before they come to them. Snorts B"forp Ynur Eyes Publicity on the pro tennis eham- oionshipp" at Forest Hills next month is neertlinj; Jack Kramer, whose entry hasn't been received. Lntest handout hints that Jack ducking the touah competition. Observers at Kotrc Dame's Snring football sessions report Frank Leahy doesn't have as much p dept.li as usual, but he has a heck of n first club. . . One of the best, baseball prosnecls in the Southeastern Conference is Mississippi State's second baseman. Jimmy Bragan. He's a kid brother of ex- Dodger Bobby, who manages the Port Worth Cats. . . A whole mob Dial 4261 BM Office Opens at 1:90 Show Starts at '=30 Saturday PARTNERS OF THE SUNSET" Jimmy Wakely "Cannonball" Taylor Serial: Chapter 10 of "REX & RINTV" Our Idea of n real optimist is th fellow who gets comfort out of th fact that a flat tire Is flat only ou the bottom. Saturday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "BUFFALO BILL RIDES AGAIN" with Richard Arlen "WHO KILLED DOC ROBBINS?" A Hal Koach Comedy Serial: "Jungle Girl" Also Cartoon Saturday Owl Show 'THE GAY AMI GO" with Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo Short Subjects Sunday & Monday "SO DEAR TO MY HEART" with Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, and Bobby Driscoll News, Cartoon & Short RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Rend Courier News Want Ads. • THEATRE OSCEOU YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Box Otttcc Opens al 1 Week Night? 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BLYTHEVILLES ONLY ALl WHITE THEATRE Show Starts Weekdays 7^0 p.n aturday and Sunday: Con tin ti showing from 1:00 p.n Warner News and Short Fridnv & salurday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "TERROR TRAIL" with Charles SUrrett and Smiley Burnetie 'FLIGHT to NOWHERE" Serial: "Chick Carter, Nn. 14 Also Cartoon For Your Convenience—Open Day and Night Blytheville Motor Co. SAT. OWL SHOW AT 11 p.m. "SAN QUENTIN" with I-awrence Tierney Barton Mad,ant, and Marian Carr Serial: "Jesse James Ridem Again" Chapter 11 Also Cartoon N E W Bo\ Upcns Week Uay& I:(HI p.m Mulinee Saturday &• Sunday at.-Snn 1 p.m Cont Showing Manila, Ark. Shows EVERY NIGHT Friday "THE FAR FRONTIER" with Roy Rogers and Andy Oevlne Also Shorts Sunday & Monday (DOUBLE FEATURE) 'MONSIEUR VERDOUX" with Martha Raye. Isobel Elsom, and Robert Lewis Broadway & Chickasawba Phone 4422 "CROSSFIRE" with Robert Young, Robert Mltchnm, Robert Ryan, and Gloria Grahame Also Cartoon and Late World News Saturday "PRINCE OF THE PLAINS" with Hale Also Short* Saturday Owl Show "ACT OF VIOLENCE" with Van Htflln and Robert Ryan Also Shorts Sunday & Monday "LAST BANDIT" with William Elliott AIM Shorts