The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1949 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 16, 1949
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1949 •LYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FAGC Softball League Championship Series Starts Tonight With Prospect of Keen Competition The City Softball League's championship playoff will gel underway tonight with a double-header al Walker Park. The first game is scheduled lor 8 o'clock. will*— — Meeting In the firs I game b« the Phillips Motor Company | Ford men and the Ark-Mo Pov.'fr Company's KilowaUevs. in the nightcap the Blylheville Mo lor Company Motonncn will meet SulHvau-Nclson. Teams Draw Tor Positions Drawings for positions on the bracket were made last night at a meeting of team managers at the Y. The drawing necessitated due to a three-way lie for first place in the final league staudiugs. All series of the playoff will be lu-o nut of three with the winners of the first-round series meeting next week for the league litle. Second games of the first-round series «be played Thursday night and d games, it necessary, will be played Friday night. At la-st night's meeting the managers voted to eliminate the 9:30 time limit nn the first game of playoff doubleheaders but added a provision that no second game be .started after 10:30, In the event the first game should extend to or past the 10:30 p.m. deadline, the second K»mc ^i\\\ be played the following night. Competition Is Keen The managers also voted that all tie Raines be completed regardless of the hour and that three umpires be employed for each game instead of the usual two, This year's playoff IF expected to be one of the closest contested in the history of the league. All four of the teams Involved ran a neefc and neck race during regular .season play with Blytheville Motor. Phillips Motor and Sullivan-Nelson ending the season in a tie for first place. Ark-Mo, after leading the league nil of the season, fell apart In the final week of play, lost four consecutive games in one week and wound up in second place. The championship playoff will Trlnd up the league's play for this year. Riley, Welch Wjn Decision In Mat Battle Roy Weld: and Tex Riley outbat- •le<l Ralph Garabaldl and Prank Marconi", last night lo take a Lag match decision in the main even of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Municipal Auditorium. Umeiiin° a blistering fi.stic attack in the third fall mley and Welcl grabbed the first and final round [to gain the decision. They were overshadowed in only the seconc fall when tlielr llalian opponent, used IVf-ir excessive weight ant strength tc beat them into suhmis ston. The bout was one or the wildes staged fieri- in several months an was frequented with free-for-al! that very nearly led Lo the disqual ifkation of Garabaldl and Murcon Hiley and Welch won the firs lall in 15 minutes \yith Riley defeat ing Gar ] b:-ldi in 12 minutes will] double jack knife and the returnin three minutes to take care < Marconi with body slams and a pli Garabaldl and Marconi took tl second fall in 12 minutes with Mar ::oni defeating Riley in seven mtn utes with body Hips and a pin. H returned five minutes later to elim nate Welch in the same manner, The third fall lasted but 10 min Borons, Crox fipf/f Twin Bill; Vols Lose 7-4 Sports Roundup Huih Jr. %ed Sox Shade Senators 3-2 'n 70 Innings; Yanks Lose 9-5 utes with Riley and Welch the wi ner.s. Garabaldi was defeated by Welch in six minutes with Hying tackle- 1 ! and a pin and Marconi was defeated by Welch in lour minutes ith boJy slams and a pin. In thi two one-fall preliminary bouts Garabaldl defeated Riley In 14 minutes with a crab hold and Welch won over Marconi in 10 minutes with body slams and a pin. By Ihp Associated Press After losing three games in a row to the Allnnta Crackers, the South- frn Association leading Birmingham Baron; finally got back in the win column by grabbing the second half of a doubleheader. 5 to 4, last niRht. The Crackers took the first game 4 to 3. but had to go three extra tunings for the victory. Rusty Morgan banged out a triple in the tenth and came home with Atlanta's winning run when Babe Ellis singled. Willard Nixon held the Crackers to seven safeties in the nichtcap and rapped out his fourth hit In the eighth to bring Red Mathis in with the winning tally. The Nashville Vols lost. 7 to 4. to the tallcnd Chatanooga Lookouts und dropped half a game behind the Barons. Verne Williamson scattered nine Vol hits, while Chattanooga battered Frank Marino for 15 safeties. Mfiw Orleans' Pelicans Jumped on tffee Mobile pitchers for 14 hits and sn II to 5 decision. Johnny Perkovich hurled the Memphis Chicks to a 8 to 5 decision over the Travelers of Little Rock. Perkovich Issued 10 free tickets but limited the Travelers ot five hits before he was chased In the eighth. Ki'eh Mulcahy took over In Ihe ninth to check off a Trav rally at two runs. They came off Jim Goodwin, who replaced Perkovich on the mound. U. oi A. Names New Assistant Line Coach FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. IS. (>p,—Harold Lahnr. former University of Oklahoma and professional j football player, was named assistant line coach at the University of Arkansas today. The appointment, cHctlive Aug. 22, was announced by Head Coach and Athletic Director John Barnhill. Lahar, a native of Sulphur, By Aiutla B«lmear (For Hu|h S. lullerlon, Jr.) NEW YORK, Aug. 1*. H')—Our Davis Cup Selection Committee Hist Dave he»ved » big sigh of reef when i cho Gonzales got 'em If the hook by walloping Gardner lulloy in the 'Newport tennis fin Is. Had Pancho lost, the cr-iimlt- ee might have had a tough time lecldlng between him and Prank 'arkcr for one of the singles lerths, and an even tougher time explaining t« Parker If they picked 'omaler ... As It is. we'll be de- en'"'ig: the cup against Australia with national champ Ooiw.ales »nd Virnblcdon titleholder Ted Schroe- Jer. our two ten-milking singles ilayers, and Mulloy »nd Talbert .he national doubles kings—which s as 11 should be. ... But It's been > screwy year. . . . First Parke beat Talbert. who eliminated Con zale.s, for Ihe Spring Lake lllle. . . Then Gonzales whipped Parker In the National Clay C-wt Tourney and slopped Mulloy it Southh«mp Ion, where he again lost to Tal bert In the finals.-. . . Came - th Eastern Grass Comic Champion ships and * '-'loy dumi>ed Tnlber In the semi-finals before pickin up the silverware. . . . Now. with Gonzale.s apparently back on the beam, bring on those Aussles. Seasons Overlap in Beantown On a recent swing into Boston we learned that Red Sox fans are clamoring for world series tickets while many erstwhile followers of the Braves have turned their at- lenlion to the football season. . . . The reason for this August ex- citemenl over the grid campaign Is the opener at Braves Field Sept. B.C. Coach Denny Myers Is so determined to have hts Eagles ready for Ihe Sooners that he turned clown a chance lo serve as advisory assistant to Coach 3reasy Neale r>f the Philadelphia Eagles when the NFL champions played the college all-stare In Chic -o last week. . . . He refused even though the all- stars were directed by Oklahoma Coach Bud Wilkinson and employed his splH-T system. . . . Myers, It Is said, wrote to Coach P^ahead Wnlkcr of Wake Forest for some dope on the Oklahoma team. . Walker replied with this consolation: "Oklahoma can only play five-man line against you. because , six of 'em won't fit across the ' field." UNDATED BASEBALL, By Ralph Roden Auodaleri Fret* Sjwrti Writer The Boston Red Sox, rolling like Sherman tank through • corn ield, are beginning to sniff thai Vorid Scries dough. Joe McCarthy's crew, staging one >f the best comebacks In recent •ears, today was only three games away from a spluttering New York Yankee machine for first place in he American League. The Sox, 12 games off Ihe pace, charged closer to the Yanks by beating Washington, 3-2, as Casey Stengel's outfit dropped • 9-5 decision last night to Philadelphia. Washington, carried the Red Sox 11 Innings before submitting. Joe Dobson went all the way tor Boslon, as did Sid Hudson lor Washington. Dobson ted, 1-0, noing into the ninth, when Ihe Senators squared matters. Williams' Single Wlni Hie senators took a 2-1 lead in the llth with former Soxer Sam Dente singling home Johnny Simmons [rum second, but Boston lugged Hudson in the last half lor the. payoff runs on doubles by Billy Goodman, Don DIMnggio and ilngle by Ted Williams. Williams HOW THEY STAND NATIONAL LEAGUE «nd finished for (lie A's and (he triumph e\>ened Ills record at 1-8. Cleveland's third i>l»ce team ahaded the Detroit Tigeri, 4-3. in j 10 innings at Cleveland. The In- I diaius are four gun es *»'»>' from lli<> promised land. Bobby Feller beat lefty Hal New- lioiuwr In the tight encounter that ended when plncli-hltter Hal Peck singled with the bases loaded and one out In the loth. The victory was Feller's sixth straight and 12th of the year. Klntr Kite No. 3Z Lefty Billy Wljlit of the Chicago While Sox tinned back the Browns. 8-0, on two hits In St. Louis. Harry (The Cat) Brecheen hurled the St. Louis Cardinals to wlth- Brooklyn ... St. Louis ... New York .. Boston Philadelphia Pittsburgh , Cincinnati . Chicago .... Pet. .«30 In a half game o! the League's front-running National Brooklyn Dodgers in. a 5-2 triumph over hte Chicago Cubs In (.he inajols 1 lone day game. Breccheen limited the Cubs to six hits and collected three of the Cards' 12 blows. Stan Muslal poled his 20th homer ind a single and climbed Into baseball's big six for Ihe fii>t lime this season. Mnsial ranks third In the league with » .317 mark. The Pittsburgh pirates outslugiU'd the Reds In Cincinnati 9-7. The AMKHICAS LEAGUE W L New York 69 41 Boston 87 46 Cleveland 65 4i Detroit 62 51 Philadelphia SI 51 Chicago 47 6* Washington 38 71 St. Louis 35 76 SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham Nashville New Orlcaiu .'. Mobile Atlanta Little Rock Memphis Chattanooga W T.I 75 6* 611 60 54 51 bl hit, his lone safety of the evening, pirates took a T-5 lead with four broke up the same. I runs in the -sixth and insured the The Athletics came Ivom behind I triumph with two more in the' to nip the Yanks, scoring live runs i ninth. Ralph Kiner whacked his j in the sixth inning to overcome a 32nd homer with a man on to gel ! 5-4 deficit. Eddie Joost .singled home | the Pirates started in the first inning. Brooklyn, the New York Giants. Philadelphia Phillies and Braves enjoyed an off d H Ihe tying run, Ferris Fain singled across two more and Sam Chapman doubled in another paid to clinch matters. Carl Scheib started How Blast Can We Get? When Yale's Jim Fuchs sn altered the world shot put record In Oslo recently with a tremedous heave of 58 feet. 4 27ifH inches, the story Public Porks Net Tourney Enters Third Round Play I'lTTSBURGH, O\lg. 16. <AP\ — The National Public Parks tennis championships moved into the third round today with top seeded players holding their own. Malcom Fox, fourth seeded entry from B°lMmore, Md., advanced yes- Uiday with s. 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 win over Ray Rymcifl, Elkhart, Ind. Defending champ Willis Anderson. Lo; Angeles, had an osier time In deleating Don Hayes. Pittsburgh, in three straight 6-0 sets. The women's singles went into the quarter final round. In matches yesterday. Joy Liken of Pittsburgh, was pressed hard In downing Nora Pross'.r. Kansas City, 6-3, 4-6. fi-2. Sara. Moore of Washington, D.c.. adianced with an «-6, 6-1 win over » Ma.ssman al Buffalo, N.Y. was graduated from Oklahoma in ; was j,, s[ another Item on most o'f 1940. He was captain of the Sooner team his senior year. He has played with the Buffalo Bills for the past three seasons, captaining that pro team in 1947 and '48. Company Offer Reopens Aluminum Plant Dispute LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 16. !if>— A company offer marked reopening of negotiations between Reynolds Metals Company and 1.600 striking employes at Us Arkansas plants. The company submitted a pro Increase of four cents ai to the CIO United Steel workers of America negotiating committee at a meeting in Senior RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Las! Tim* Today rfc., yesterday. No union comment on the offer j sw Immedfntely available, but | 'ederal Mediators C. V. Emory, i "ulsa, Okla,, and Charles A, Wheelr. Little Rock, have called a com>any-union session in Little Rock his morning. Herbert JarreLL, company nego- lator, said the company offered to enew the old contract for a year and grant a general wage Increase of Tour cent, 1 ! an hour in lien of pay for holidays not worked. The mlon was given until Aug. 22 to consider the offer. (he nation's sports pages. . . . One of the great individual sports achievements or the year, a similar performance two decades ago would have been front page news. . . . Perhaps taking a cue from this country's overseas campaign, Canada is preparing to send at least two dozen of : ts track and field stars to the British Empire games n New Zealand next February. Ted Broadribb, "who manages Bri- New York state contains about 6500 Indians, who are living on eight reservations. Iain's world heavyweight champion. Freddie Mills, flew ovr; for the Charles-Lesnevich light last week anrt disclosed that the big question holding up a title defense in this country is not how much money Mills would be guaranteed, hxit how much can he keep?, . . . Mill- 1 -" earnings have been so high recently that. British taxes left him only ten cents of each )4 he makes. Williams Clings To Batting Lead In Junior Loop CHICAGO, Aug. 16—(/T 1 )—Boston's bit Ted Williams led American League batters again last week. But Williams, a carry-over leader from the preceding week, was being hard piessed by George Kell of Detroit. Williams' average W'as 352, only one jiercentage point above that of Kell who rose from fourth lo second place in the leaders last week. St. Louis' Bob Dlllinger, who was tied with Williams for lop spot a week ago, dropped to a lie for ! third. Sharing No. 3 spot wa.s Don DiMagglo of Boston. Both had .342. DIMaggio \vas one point behind his average of Ihe week before. Other leaders in giimcs through Sunday included Dale Milchell, Cleveland. J11; Cass Michaels. Chicago. .310; Roy Slcvcrs, St. Louis, .309; Johnny Pesky, Boston, .305; Verne Stephens, Boston, .304; and Don Kolloway, Detroit. .304. Stephens, Boston shortstop, led In runs batted In with 130 and also took honors (or the most • homers with 31. Williams scored the most runs, 114. He and Kell tied lor the most doubles, 32. Don DoMaggio had the most tills. 146, and Mitchell the most triples, n. uillingers 11 stolen bases was lops. Doughboys Meet New Orleans Nine In Legion Finals 1 LIT'n.K ROCK, Auj, 16 (API — 'Mirtefenled Holsum-Fortier of New Orleans and the Little Rock Doush- Bostonlboys meet tonight in the tirials of j 'he Sixlti Region American Legion baseball playoffs. Little Hock .which has last one ^ame to New Orleans m Hie double elimination tourney, moved to the finals hy downing SulLset High of Dallas !0-1. last night. With r-nlclier Frank Lucas hitting four lor five! to pace a 15-hit attack. Little Rock moved In front In late Ini'inRS to edge Dallas. New Orleaius needs but one victory to win Ihe playoffs. Little Rock must take two to win. Palmer's Hoi 68 Takes Top Money At Tarn O'Shanter CHICAGO, Aug. 1«. (!f,— LH It b« waning to lop money-winner •519 Sammy Sneari. up-and-coming SOS : Johnny Palmer may be golf's greatest man o( concentration since Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson left the circuit •312 That's why Palmer yesterday walked off with golf's biggest single victory wad. the $10.000 nugget Pet j in 'nun O'Rhanlei's "world" meet. .627, Joh'iny's 68 to 70 playoff trl- 598 , iimjih over resplendent Jimmy De•591 ] maret hoisted him lo third spot •&491 in Die cash-collecting ranks with .MS i J23.51I2. Snead. who finished third .423 | in the "world," 1ms $30.883. and .349 j National Open Champion Gary .315 Mlddlecolf has $24.604. Palmer fashion his "world" triumph on au Iron-nerved approach p cl | dame. H wa.s his biggest win since 6Uttl Inking the 1947 WwUrn Open. He was in trouble against I>m- aret on six holes yet lost pur on only one. Four limes he save pars and he came through with a birdie which saved his day on [he 17th It was a 130-yard shot from under tree to within four feet and he sank the putt. That broke Dem- •uet's back, leaving htm Uvo tap* back farinc 'he final green. Palmer Is one of the most nnt- uial. popular and easy-lo-meet Buys in the business. But his business is goll. and his associates say business definitely Is going belter for Ihe :tl-year-old former lextlk- mill-hand and caddy from Biulln, H.O. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE HI, JxMis 5 Chicago 3. Pittsburgh 9 Cincinnati 1 (niitUK (Only gimei tcheduled) AMERICAN LBAGDK Philadelphia 9 New York I.. Boston 3 Wnshiniton 1 (11 innings). Cleveland 4 Detroit 1 U« Inn- Ing*). Chicago « at. Louli 0. SOUTHERN LEAGUK Atlanta 4-4 Birmingham 1-1. Memphis 5 Llllle Rock t New Orleans 11 Mobile 5. ChaUanoogn 7 Nathvillt 4. .800 .523 | ' ,526 .415, Today's Games NATIONAL LEAUUC Phlladelphls at Brooklyn (night), Ne»- York at Boston (night). Pittsburgh at Cincinnati. St. Ixnils at Chicago. AMERICAN LEAGUK Detro't at C!* v eland. Chicago at St. Lovils tnlghty. Washington at New York (night). Boston al Philadelphia (night). SOUTHERN LEAGUE (All Night Games) Little Rock at Memphis. BhmhiRhnin at Atlanta. Mobile Hi New Orleans. Chattanooga al Nashville. TMfl LINE DRIVE-IN THEATER Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Tl].. AUR. 16. i^t— (USDA)— Hogs 10,500; barrows and gilts 1ft to 1.00 lower than Monday's average; sows 25 to mostly 50 lower; bulk good and choice 200-250 Ibs 20.25-50; practical top 20,50; few lots early 20/7521.00; heavier weights .scarce; IflO- 190 Ibs 13.50-20,00; 140-170 tt>S mostly 17.50-19.00: few 19.25; 100-130 Ib pigs mostly I5.00-17.2S; good sows 400 Ibs down 15.75-17.25', heavier weights 12,50-15.50; stafcs mostly 11.00-13.50, Cattle 7000; calves 1900; opening trade rather slow; few good Rleers ready at 2550 but generally bidding lower; choice mixed steers and heifers to 28.25; medium and good around 21.00-U6.00; cows uneven; u*nners and cutlers 1L50-14.50. THEATRE OSCEOLA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Bos Office Opens al 7 Week Nights Show SUrls at 7:,10 Milliner Saturday & Sunday :il 'i p.m. wllh continuous Klnming. Tuesday t Miles North •( Boi Ofllcr Opcni it Show Stirli 7:M 4:4* MURK'S BARGAIN NUillTl All Tickets 15c Heat of the wire Inside an Incandescent llghl bulb Is between 4000 and 5000 degrees Fahrenheit,. "LET'S LIVE AGAIN" John Kmery Hlllmrj Bruoke Tuesday and Wednesday "THE BOY WITH GREEN HAIR" . with Robert ll^&n, Put O'Brien. • nd f>e*n Stuckwell as thl Wf Wednesday & Thursday "THE VICIOUS CIRCLE" • lArrlnff Conrad \ogel •Thursday ft Friday >THE DUDE GOES WEST" Added AUnell«B> Read Courier Newi Want Ada. NEW Hoi Upeni Week Uaj» l:«l p.m MatinM (Uturday 4 Snndal »aL-Sun I p.m Ont Kh.m Manila, Ark. Sl.ow. evKKf MORI Tuesday "MATINEE SCANDAL" Also Shnrls Wednesday &• Thursday "ALL MY SONS" H'illi Kilwartt G. 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But what you'll probably like most U their sincere desire lo do your job right . . . inrt they can. So prepare lor the busy fall season the smart way—send your trucks uncl trailers to Blytheville Motor Co. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO "South'* Finest Service' Broadway fc Chickasawba 4422 POLIO and what you can do to help . . . In (h« flghl agalnsf polio thert art many uncertain things. But one cannot question the important* of being clean... in every way possible. Frequent bathing, the wearing of clean clothes, careful washing of dishes, keeping « home free from rliist and dirt. . nil these safeguards are important. And (n makt them possible, your Water Co. maintain* 24 hours a day an abundant 'nupply of clean, fresh, pure water. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. "Water is Your Chcc^^csl Commodity"

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