The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1949 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 1949
Page 7
Start Free Trial

•1? V. ffl TUESDAY, WAY 24, 194V (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FACE SEVEN Vern Stephens Cracks Homer No. 77 as Bosox Nip Tigers 4-0; Henrich's Clout Sets Yanks OH By Joe Relchltr (Associated Tress Sports Writer) ^Undoubtedly two o[ the greatest "money players" In baseball today ?i/ey/Ne/son r ake Decision n Tag Match 1>x Riley and Sxverte Nel.son won lieir second .straight tap match. iclory niplit by decLsionlni! Bill Canny and stocky Kneilsen in lie main event of the Ami'iican Le.- ioi\'s wrestling bout.s at the Mem- rial Auditorium. Hiley and Nelson won the decision l " by tnkini! the first and third falls vith Canny and Knell.sen victorious n the second. It was the second line the two grapiileis have leam- '.d together. The bout was strictly a test ol brawn as Ihe four Rranplers stasori battl' nrf Vcrn Stephens of the Jioiton Hod Sox and Tommy Ilcnnch of thf New York Yankees. They may no' compare lo Ted Williams in sheer power, or to Stan Musiai in all-around brilliance but, In the clutch, they're in a class by themselves. * ~ Stephens is liitli:iK only around :2~U. but tie leads the major in home runs and runs batted In. Henrlch. whose nine-sear baiting average is only .282. KCt.s most of his hits whon they count. He's hittins; .320 now. <s second in home runs and up nmons the lenders in run? batted in. Each has born ros|x>nsible for a half a do/.c.n victories (or his chib. Stephens lias 11 home runs and (our of them broke up ball sanies. Hen- ilch has eisht round trippers and half of (hose decided names. Three limes this year Stephens batted In five runs hi a name. Both Homered Yesterday Doth Stephens and Henrich hit. homers vc.slorriay to help theil teams win. Vein cracked Ills llth into the right field bullpen with Ted Williams on base to pave Ihe was for Boston's 4-0 triumph over Do troll, ft came In the third iu- nmi with two out, Henrich's blast came In the fir innine, \vitli two males aboard lo <«fcble the Yankees to overcome ^a deficit,. The Yankees went or from there to win over the St. l/>ul Bro'i'iis, 10-3. The Boston Braves took undis puted possession of first, place If the National League by defeatln, Ihe Cubs in Chicago, 11-4. It wa Ihe only game in the Nationa League. Bickford Goes Route Vein Bickford allowed 10 hit hut went all the way for the Brave to reeister his sixth victory agalns two defeats. W'th President Bill Veeck looV iiiR on, the world champion Clevi • land Indians broke out of a losir slump lo defeat the Athletics in a nlRht same in Philadelphia. 1-3. Early Wynn. ob I » In e d from Washineton in a winter trade, went the route for his first triumph with the Indians. He allowed six hits. Randy Giimpwt hurled a three- hitter against Washington as the Chicago White Sox whipped the Nats. "3-1. After Coss Michaels had lied up the game with an eighth inning home run. the Sox tallied twice in ihe ninth against Joe Jiaynas, to break the deadlock. Lead in Softball Series at Stake Motormen to Meet Leagut-Leuding Ark-Mo Kilowatters HOW TH£Y STAND A.MKKICAN Cardinals Defeat YarbrotoWin Junior High Title The Blytheville Cardinal.* won the "Y" Junior High School Bnse ball League championship last night by defpntiiif? the Yarbro Reds 30- . 7 in the league's final game played | at Walker Park last night. f Boh Garner went the route for the Cards giving up only four hits, striking out nine and allowing five bases on balls. Wheeler Gracey went the route for the Reds and was tagged for at total of 10 hit*. Hill paced the Cardinals at the plate with three hits in four times nt bat. Gracey paced the Red hatters with a home run in thf. sixth in- pitched fistic baulfs in every round roraettinK the rules o( the sport. Last night's appearauce was H»c first here for KneiLsen in more ;han a year. Nelson and Riley won the first fall after 20 minute.'; of rough b^t- llinf. Nelson took Kneilsen out til the match in 15 minutes with body flips and » pin which followed a Ixxiy slamming attack. Canny was an easy victim for niley five minutes later and was defeated with kangaroo kicks and a body pin. The second fall went to Canny and Kneilsen and lasted but 12 minutes. Kneilsen used body slams and a pin to defeat both opponents with Nelson the first to go In 10 minutes and Riley following two minutes later.' Riley and Nelson began their victorious rally early in the first fall and it took them only 10 minutes 10 decide the Issue. Nelson used kangaroo kicks to defeat Kneilsen tn eight minutes and Riley defeated Canny in two minutes with kangaroo kicks and a double Jack knife hold. In the two one-fall preliniinan bouts Canny defeated Nelson in 10 minutes- with body slams and ft pin ] and Riley won over Kneilsen in 11 minutes with an alligator clutch. Play In Ihe Blylhrvllle Y's Citv Softball League, weather rjonnll- tins, will enter Us fourth week to- niRlit with four of Ihe top six teams slated for action In a double header a l Walker Park. Mrrllim In tin first came toulahl at 8 will be thr Blylheville Motor Company Mulormcn and the loantie- leadins Ark-Mo Kllownllers hi whal Is expected to ly a llchl Ditchers' duel belivoen ehher Ted Kisher or Charles Cook of Ihe Motormen and StewBi'l Clurloy or Hilly Drntou of the Kllnwattri-s. Ark-Mo Is the only (pain In the league thai boasts an nndrfealcd ! record of three .wills against no losses. The Kilowatters defeated j Phillips Motor Company. Hollnnd j and the flazorbucks In their lirst throe yaiues of the season and are at present holding down first plucc Ihe Icinjucr standings. The Motormen boast a record o[ two wins onr Tlieir only loss \vas to Sulliv.'ii-Nclsun. their room-males In secon 1 place. In tonlcnt's second came the Improved Dlylhevlllr Jaycccs will Ihe iinznrbark Drive-In nine NVw York .. Philadelphia Chicago . .. lloston . Washington Detroit . . Cleveland . Kt. Louis W . 'IK . It) . n . is . n . 16 . 12 . 9 Pr.t .(Hi7 .;>w .531 ,511 .500 ,501) All .281 NATIONAL Boston . New York , .,,,,. Brooklyn Cincinimtl Philadelphia . ... Pittsburgh f-l. Louis Chicago I.KAdUK W i. ....20 12 . Ifl ... 11 ... 10 . 15 ... H ... VI ...10 Pel .fi'JS .Ci:l .531 .510 .500 .MS MU ,:H5 SOI1T1IKKN LKAiillK Birmingham . Atlanta . New Orleans Little Rock . Chattanooga Mobile . ..,.. Nashville . .. Memphis . .. In utiat should be another duel bf- twren plothers. Both teams Iv.ive shov;n definite improvement since the opening of the season and are expected to finish high In the league running. Knins (his morning Ihreatenrd to wash out tonight's twin-bill flooding the Walker Park field. However leaRiie officials Indicated IhRt the. games would be played unless additional rains today prevented proper draining of the diamond. Monthly Award Contemplated For Marksmen W 211 18 21 in ir> in . M . s Pet .tilHi .two .sun .55!) .5110 Sports Roundup by Kiillnlon, Jr. Yesterday's Results AMERICAN I.KAfillK lloston 4. Detroit 0. New York 10. St. Units 3. Cleveland 1. Philadelphia 3. Chicago 3. Washington 1. NATIONAL 1.1. vniiE Boston 11. Chicauo 4. Olrly Kame scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga \, Atlanta 3. Little Rock 8. Mobile 1. Birmingham 13. Nashville ^. New Orleans 10, Memphis 4. Today's Games AMKH1CAN IJCAGHK St. I.ouSx E\l Nrw York, Chicago at \V:t shine ton, Detroit at Boston. Cleveland i\l Philadelphia. NKW yoUK, May 2-l-WV (ills /.ernlal. n muscular young miui who su]tplylng Ihescu'ks (or Ihe White Sox. freely admits he has a aer- cnis balling weakness ... 11 doesn't seem to hitmtlcup him jmu'li: he was hlllins .:llili as of yosterdny . . . "Sure. 1 hiive a blind spot between the lop of my head niul the letters across my chest," Ous con- fc.i.seil when hi' lill (lie Chli'iiiiu camp aflcr baltlus .322 al Holly- wnod lust season, "llul It won't Klve me much trouble because the pitchers in this league aren't (hat good. I'll gel a lot of walks while they're dying to pilch there, and they'll miss that nine often enough thut I can KC! i\ lot of hlls. If they pitch a lltlle low. I'll ran Unit ball down Ihctr llmiats liunl they'll Hunk lliev have Ililrd luiisll." . , . •/.eruliil oi beloiDjrrl to Ihe Indians, who li«l him through a waiver mlMi]), Am brother, couldn'l they use him now llvll ill '[ I:I, |K llerl Bell, Nullmml Knotlmll sue comnllssioner. sheepishly admlls "ml In Ihe "miod old days" Ills Philadelphia Mitilrs had lo (ravel by day coach lor an impiulunl game In the west . . . "Hill lleuitt al\v;ivs sat beside rue." Her! explains. "And he said II didn't bother him if I .snored n bll . . . But It must have been worst 1 one time . , , Just alier we lefl llanisbmg everybody was nslrcp when llcwllt left Ills seal saying he 'cnuldn'l stand timl calliope any longer." ... 11 Is hardly necessary to say (hat. sleep or no sleep. Hewitt played a heck ol n Kame the next .Sunday. Shorts ami Shells I.ooksljke Don Newcombe. Jusllticd llranch Rickey's $3(10.000 price Ing In his first major league shut But even II Iw didn't, we'd say Branch wns n cngcy uuy in nnmlng that figure , . . Things looked prclty shaky far Don after his (list relief s(tnl, hut even then Rickey could hnve claimed tluil K V100.0III) pitcher for say. $50,000 was a terrific bi'ignic^ for smiu'lxxiy . . . On llio olher hnnri, paying $20.000 for a $5ii,tli)0 Ulnncr iUii-key lluun-si would lie a gtishawlul gamble fnr . . . The Pacific C'ousl Men-key uue has awiintett n Victoria. C,, franchise lei Lester Patrick. 'hat's rluhl back where lie suited After the women's Kuslnn Open Tmuntiment this weekend, the gal golfers will hop lo Oklahoma City for the women's Weslern Otien n June. Wonder who'll be led In liif middle. rlrsl HiilloiiuM The human being lo go up n a btilcion was Jean I'YaiK'ls PI- liitre de llo/ler, who made hisascrnt lu 17B3, ai'cordlug to (he Kucyclo- petllix Brltalnnicn, 2 SMU Gridders Seriously Hurt In Auto Accident KOrtT WORTH, TPX, Mny '24. f/P) -Out 1 Hmithn-M Methodist University fiKillxUl pUiyvr wiift reported In "fiur" condition todny. bin Hiiolhrr wix.s listed n.i 'Vi'lniiN" ny, Die iMiilt ol n Itinv-vrhli'lo .sinn.slm;), In n serious roiiililtoii ut a !io.s- lill;iL lu'iv i,s Cii'iu- llnbrrls, rrnt-k luilMuck. with cIH-.SI injurii'.s. C'iM'il Mc.jt'lcy. u vcM'i'vii muird, wns ii'iKutrt) lu "fair" .s]i;i]» k . '['In' two \U'IT kiutl when si Inirk ivo uirloitiobtlcN roUldi'd yi'.s- Thi- iltlvor o[ iho car in Hie KI UUIns and unoUtt'i' \VVH* L'LdliiK w»'S kllicii. i-rlA wnx.sHu'thilnl lo .sit 1 ]) Into Soul inn Mi-lliochht'.s "lUcniti Inick- Uriel" llil.s yciu, dlvUlhiK i'1x1)1. hiUIbiii'k dulltvs wllh t'nuik Payne, 43rd Arkansas AFL Convention Opens LITTLE ROCK, May 24. OfV 43rd annual convention ol th« a lisas Federation of Labor here today. It will continue through • Thursday. '* , Scheduled speakers include Ralph; WilKlilj n.vil.slnnL secretary of U»bar. '-t • STRAIGHT »OU*«ON WHISKEY • THIS WHISKEY IS 6 YtAKS OVO 16 PROOF • MIMONI DISIIU1NG CO., 1. AW REN C CHI) KG, 1NO. HLVTHtVIULES ONL> ALL WHITE TMEATPEJ Hhuw Slarti Weekday! 7:M r-^-'.Y- uluril^y »nd Sunday: C«nUB»Mf • liuwliit from t'.W p.m. ; •' KVKKY TIJKS1IAV IS SCREEN TEST NIGHT Tuesday /' 'NIGHTMARE ALLEY" with Tyrone Hiiwrr, .loan Klomlrll, Cnlf^n drily, »u,l Helm Walker Alsd Sliorln Wednesday * Thursday SALOME, WHERE SHE DANCED" _ with Yvonne lleCarln, (':itnrri>n, a nil Brute Koct 'THE LOCKET" with l.arnlue !)«;, Hilun Ahernr. HM.rrl Mltrhum and <:me Raymond Alsn Short Barons Murder Vols 13-4; Move Into First Place The two teams finished regular neason play tied for first place with a record of six wins against only one loss. Blytheville Baseball Star Wins Letter at Tech Bobby Mullen, former outfielder- liitelier of the Blytheville American Lrgion junior team who this spring hurled for the Arkansas Polytechnic College nine wa.s one of the ] l baseball lettermen listed by jpoach Raymond Burnett of Tech. lp Mullen, who also starred in bas- ketrwlt with th^ Blutheviltn Chicks, Is a freshman at Tech and saw most of his mound action in relief roles. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs Dennis Mullen of Promised Tjand. By the Associated Press Birmingham in a ss :i c r e d the ! Nashville Vols, n to 4. last n(phl | and returned to Ihe top spot in the ! Southern Association. Birmingham's victory moved the Barons a few percentage points ahead of the Atlanta Crackers, who were defeated, 4 and 3, by the Chattanooga Lookouts. New Orleans whipped the oft-defeated Memphis Chicks. 10 to 4. to remain in third position. Little Rock continued in fourth place with an 8-1 victory over the Mobile Bears. Baron third baseman Fred Halfield clouted his 10th and llth homers of the season against the Vols. The Crackers had the bases loaded in the ninth at Chattanooga when the Lookouts slopped them cold. Hal Simpson, Little Rock outfielder, hit two homers, a double and a single in five times up to pace the Travelers to their third straight win over the Bears. Art McConnell gave up seven scattered hit* in going the route for the Rocks. Deo Fnndy'.s four-bajrpcr accounted for Mobile's only run. Plans for the awarding of monthly skcet and h'ap trophtps to top shooters n'. the Air Base Skeet ntu1 Trap Ranges were announced yesterday by B. F. Brig don oT the Bh'lheville Gun Club, operator of the ranges. Mr. Ktngdon also stated that R group of skticl ami tnip mRrksmen representing the Remington Arms Company or Bridgeport, Conn., will hold an exhibition shoot at the air ranges Jo tie 23. George Bartholomew, so far Blytheville's best on the skeet range, continued tils mastery In shooting yesterday by breaking 50 consecutive targets lo lake top honors. Second high in skeet shooting went lo B. p. Brogdon with a score ot 2-1 while Cletus Bailey, W. C. Hlg- ginson and Tom Hen ton tied for third wllh ''2 each. In trap shooting yesterday Bartholomew again led with R score of 24, W, C. HiggJnson and John White tied for second with 22 and Fred Flceman was third with 20. In Thursday's trap shooting L, Ward was high wHh 23. Mr. Bar- holomew second with 22, and Mr White and Mr. Brogdon tied for hird with 2) each. In skeet Thursday Cletus Biiiley, Cecil Earls *n< Mr. Bartholomew tied for top hon ors with scores ot 25 each. NATIONAL Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. New York at Chicago, Boston at SI. Ixnns. Philadelphia at Cincinnati SOUTHERN LCA<U;E Night Giinie.s New Orleans at Memphis Mobile at Little Rock Birmingham at Nashville Atlanta, ftt ChnUanooga THEATRE OSCEOLA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE NEW Box Opens Week liiji ?:0« p.«. Matinee Saturday A Sunday Sat.-Sun. I p.m. G'onL Showing Manila, Ark. Shawl EVERT NIGHT Three Porker Thinclads To Big 7-Southwest Meet KAYKTTEVII.LK. Ark.. May 24— r-J 1 —James, Bill Bradford and .loni Rcichert of the University of Arkansas will leave here Thursday morning for the Big Seven-Southwest Conference track meet at Kansas City next week. West is to compete in the two- mile run; Bradford in the 880-yard run and Rcichcrl. in the discus throw and .shot put. Lions Club District Governors Are Elected LITTLE ROCK. May 24. i/J'i — Aj' Llon.s Club members have elected new Rovernor.s to head the three districts Into which the stale is divided. The. three are Doyne Dodd. West Memphis; Carl H Brown, Harrison, and the Rev. Roland E. Darrow Monliccllo. They were elected yesterday at the annual Lioas convention here. AI.?r.;lr is so plezitifn] ill Proctor. VI,, that, house foundation Ire- quently use the stuff and hntchers cut their chojxs on a marble slab. Tuesday "IN THIS CORNER" with Scott Hradjr and Annabel Shaw Also Short! Wednesday & Thursday "WONDERFUL URGE" wilh Tyrone Power and Gene Ticrney Also Slnjrls , Box Office Opens at 1 Wrek Nl Show Starts at 7:30 Matinee Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. wit',i cnnlinuoui chow ink Tuesday MURK'S BAKCAIN NIGHT! All Tickets Lie. "SCUDDA-HOO SCUDDA-HAY" (IX TKCIINICOI.OR) June Haver Lnn iVIcCallisler Alsn Cartnon Wednesday & Thursday TIME OF YOUR LIFE" James Ca^nrv, \ Kcmflx, Jeanne Cajfiiey Warner News A-- Cartoon Fools Tli em Wood-boring beetles sometimes , puncture feari-covered telephone ca- J Dies, which they mistake for hard.; dead tree, 'nibs, nrenrciing to the Encyclopedia Britannica. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. \ HO«« shoes look Stain makes the difference! THEATRE LUXORA 'PPOE Of TMf COMML'^ ~> Time To<1ay MfPFM^Mr* tORETU ROBERT YOUNG CUMMINGS black, red shoe3 red. And gives n brilliant, fj shine. Thrifty, too. In all colors,r\l food,variety ami drug stores, and shoe repair shops. IARTON MFC. CO w. Uvii n. M=. llfjt <2Gt Office Opens Slmif Starts »( Tuesday "BLONDIE'S BIG DEAL' Short* ami Serial I'cnny Sinslr.lon Arthur Lake Serial: Chapter IS cit "BRUCK CEXTIIY" Wednesday. Thursday "RAMROD" .loftl ^IcOc-.i Veronica Lake Donald Crisp A ho Shnrls HAL WALLIS •iBoeen«» FOR PUUHOUNT Warner News and Short Wednesday & I'hiirsrlaj (DOl.'Hl.K tKATUUK) "LAST 6AYS OF POMPEII" with rrcslnn Foster "SHE" with Randolph Scott News * Short FREE 100 Gallons 01 Gasoline With Each Car or Truck You Buy on This 10 DAY SALE of Select USED CARS and TRUCKS This sale ht'Kins immediately. I'Vimi nnw tnifil inidniuhl, May 3!, we will give you absolutely free 10(1 gallons (if KK««lmc with each Selcd Used Car or (ruck you buy. Nnt (inly (linf, but we invite you to check tbese prices and sec these cars . . , a big value itself. Check These New Low Prices No. 310 — lfl.17 llrSolo 2-rinnr S drive* well... SMS. Nn. 3Bt — 1931 Chevrolet '^-dnnr, IB Inch Hlicels RIII! tires. . .SISfl. SO. I\'n. ^fi.T — 1940 Blllck 4-door iSrdan, blark rnltir, runs and giuul i-^nrlilliiTl, lias new thdriiiichly clean car Panel Truck, willi only :i.UtlO Nn. 303— IfMX DnilKr. 'i-T(in miles, it's like new. . .S13M. No. :I5X— IMS Chrvrolel 2-dnor Town Sedan, runs ViMlltl- fully.. .snnr>. Nn. 336— 1039 Chevrnlel l-.limr Sedan, h;is ncvi- iniinl, runs well. . .SfilS. \n. ^10—1911 Chrrrnlel S-ilnor Sedan, lieanliful lijtU blue cnlur, in excellrnt fl|irr;ilin(; condition. . .SRfl."). No. 311— 1011 Chevrolet tlluh Coupt, pfrfcrl motor, lias new 2-lone paint... S»!I5. No. 3.?2— IS'll rhfvrolol 2-tlnor, dark blue ccilnr. has new li^inl. ninlor Is excelli'ril . . ,SR!I5 So. nil— l!l!l Chevrnlrt ^-dnor. nnilnr in Mnnnlli-i ininiuK cinnlitlon. 'i-ttinc brown color.. SX9S. N'o. ~iK — 1911 Chrrrnkl I!j-Ton Truck wilh hmlj. ensinc Is In fine shape.. . .S.Tn.i. No. 2ID— .1912 I'l.vnionlh 2-dni»r Scflan, has iicsv junior, zittn\- Innking maroon color .. .S7D5. Ni>. 3. r >0—1910 I'lyrmmlh 2-door, black color. In truly «l«l- Inil i.iuillllnn...Sli!ir>. No. :i:<7—1911 DcKlijc i-ilnnr Seilan, rum well, hai nrw 1- lonr p:ilnl.. S.S'C, No. :tr>r>—I9U riymnulli l-diuir Sedan, a (<>nil, Jiiund c»» .. .SlW.I. Nn :<.VI—Iflll Nash 2-iliiur, hits B"»<I paint, runs well... Sn:ir>. No. K',— I!IIX ,Iee|i I'iikun, has Z-»heel drive, In rtilly ei- crlleiit rniiililiiin. . .$97r>. No. :lir.—Illlfi Dchdtc Power WaRnll, as sound a! a dnllar used I" lie.. .$134.~i. No. :i:l —19:13 notice Coupe, run finr.. .JUD.riO. No. no I—l!tt« Plymouth 'i-ilnnr Sedan, excellent conditloB fur Mi niDilr). ..SW."'. No. .1(11 — 1918 .leep l'irku|i with l-«lieel drive.. . .SI 195. Ni>. '^77—I9:i'i Chevrolet ^-iloor Sedan, Standard model, hal nrw puinl. . .S--5. No. 2JS—I!I10 X;ish Ainhussailnr 8 4-door Sedan, t fine rur. ..SIM. No. 2.11—1.110 Xa.sli Aiiilw.s.sailor B 4-door Sedan, has new motor.. .$750. lfU9 Clicvrntcl IfrrLnxe 2-dnnr Sedan. h:is seal covrrs, white sideuall lirrs, a\ practically brand new car. JOI8 Nash "fiflO" 1-floor Sedan, has nil thr accessories you want, in excellent nperatinft conrtltlon. 3J317 Nash Ambassador o-Pa^scnprr Coupe, bas nvtlio, liealcr, and while sidewall (Ires...a clean car. 1919 l)ndf>c '/i-Ton )*lrkup r brand new. You are pnilcdod when vfiu liny ;i used c;»r ;il ShcKon Mo lor Co. Every car is a Select Used Car , . . UiHl means il hns been rcconrlilinnrd and so can be guaranteed. There is no chance of a car or truck heinK misrepresented. So when you look arntiml Tor a good buy in a used car, come to Shcllon Motor Co., where you can be sure. SHELTON MOTOR CO 215 S. 2nd. Phone 4438

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free