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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1949 'Robinson Blasts Two Homers As Bum's Tip Bucs 6-1; Musial's ^Clout Gives Cards 3-1 Victory ••" By Joe Rekhler A5McUted Press Sporii ttrHer Brooklyn's Jackie Robinson, in the midst of the greatest batting spree ol his career, is taking the west by storm. The Dodgers' star second baseman, more than any other Dodger, has been responsible for Brooklyn's road record of six victories in eight games. New York W 21 Phllnitelplua 19 Boston 16 Chicago 17 Washington 11 Detroit 1C Cleveland 12 St. Louis 0 NATIONAL U:,\GUK W L Boston 20 13 New York ID 13 Brooklyn 18 1ft Cincinnati 17 15 Philadelphia 15 lli SI. Louis 13 17 Pittsburgh H 19 Chicago 11 19 SOUl'HKKN LUACillE Mobile Nii.sliville Memphis In eight games, the Negro flash* has rapped out, 15 hits in 34 times nt [ bat for a .441 batting average. He , drove in J7 runs to boost his league leading total to 32. His season bat' ting mark now Is 315. He tops the circuit with 18 extra base swats Including 11 doubles, two triples and live home runs. He also leads in stolen bases with six. In the field, he is playing a near- flawless game. Robinson whacKca a pmr of home runs and a single last night to lend the Dodgers to a 6-1 triumph over the Pirates In Pittsburgh. Each of his blows came with Duke Snlrter on base. Snider collected four, hits in five times nt bat. Branca Wins Seventh Straight -': Backed by a 13-hit attack against { Bob Chcsues, Hal Gregg and Ciilf ? Chambers .righthander nnlph ;X Branca rolled to his seventh suc- * " cessivc triumph. THe Brooklyn ace has not been beaten this season. The victory, coupled will) St. t - Louis' 3-1 win over the league Icad- '•-'• ing Braves, enabled the third place Dodgers to cut Boston's margin to Atlanta two games. They trail the scco:id Birmingham . '- - place Olanls by a Rame and a half. Little Hock .. The Giants lost 'golden opportunl- New Orleans ty to take over the lead when they Clmttanooga were beaten by the Cubs In CM, caeo, 8-2 v, The fourth place Reds went 11 innings to • nip the Philadelphia Phils, 4-3, in a night game in Cincinnati. The Boston Red Sox, looking more like pennant contenders each day. won a tense lO-hmlng 8-7 thriller from the Detroit Tigers for their fourth straight triumph. Brecheen Hurls Five-Hitler The pre-season favorites for the '•" American League flag now are in third place, but still four-and-a- half games behind the front-nm- -, nlng New York Yankees. The Bronx .. Bombers had an easy time of it -: -ubduing the haplesX St. Louis Browns, 13-3 at the Yankee Stadium. The scheduled night, games between Chicago and Washington, and Cleveland and Philadelphia were postponed by rain. Bobby Doerr's single with the '• bases loaded scored two runs for Boston after the Tigers had taken a temporary 7-6 lead In the top ol the 10th. -•~: The Yankees took advantage of some loose fielding by the Browns to tally 10 times In the fifth to . , -wrap up the ball game .Phil rulo's bases-loaded triple and Yogi Berra's three-rim homer featured Ihe uprising. Stan Musial's home run with mate aboard In the fifth inning broke up a tight pitching duel between winner Harry Brecheen and loser Johnny Antonelll to give the Cards the victory over the Braves Brecheen permitted only live hits for his third victory. AMERICAN LKAlilJt Pel .607 .559 .533 .531 .500 .485 .444 .27: Pet .006 .59 .545 .53 .•W .43: .42 .36 Dsceola Juniors To Play Chomps Of District Five Osccnla'.s Junior Legion baseball's will try lor, their sixth win ol lie season tonight when they meet he stroiiB West Memphis-Marlon imior plub at Hale Field in Oscco- a. The West Memphis-Marlon team won the District Five championship lust year but was defeated by Little Rock In tlie state tournament Lewis Carpenter Is expected to do Hie mound work lor the visitors •uiri Mclvln Haskcti will hurl lor Osccola. Tomorrow night the Qsceola Le- loiiiKilrc.s will meet the Dyess Independents with Rubber Stanford scheduled lor mound duly, Both ;atncs are set for 8 p.m. IV 10 20 PCI .61 .50 .57 .55 .48 .471 .41)0 .257 Major League Leaders .370; Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LE4GUE Chicago 8, New York 2. Brooklyn 6, PUIMiurgh 1. Cincinnati 4, Philadelphia 3. St. Louis 3, Boston 1. AMERICAN l.KAGUK New York 13. St. Louis 3. Boston 8, Detroit 7 (in Innings). Cleveland nl Philadelphia, postponed, rain. Chicago at poncd, rain. Washington, post- SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 2, New Orleans 1 (10 nntngsl. Little Rock- 8. Mobile 3. Atlanta 15, Chattanooga 2. Nashville 6, Birmingham 3. Liquor Sales Curfew Considered for State LITTLE ROCK, May 25. (IP, — Liquor sales may be prohibited 1 Arkatisas after 9 p.m. Revenue Commissioner D e a Morley said he was considering : regulation making that the "cur 1 few" hour. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn nt Pittsburgh. New York at Chicago. Philadelphia at. Cincinnati. Boston at St. Louis. R.v Ilir Associated 1'ress AMI'ltlCAN I.KAGUK BiUlliiK— Zernlal, Chicago Slevers. St. LOUIS .354. Runs — Joost. Philadelphia 40: Williams, Boston 2D. Runs batted In-Williams, Boston 34: Stephens, Boston 113. IIIIs—Krli. Detroit and Zcrnial CliicriRo 47. Doubles — Zornlnl, Chicago 10: G'hnptnan, Philadelphia VI. Triples — Mitchell. Cleveland 6; Valo. Philadelphia 4. Home runs—Stephrns, Boston 11; Williams, Boston 9. Stolen buses—Dllllngcr, St. Louis and Mitchell. Cleveland 4. Pltdiinq—Lopat. New York 4-0. 1.000: Rasclii. New York and Par- ill, lloston. 6-1 .857. Strikeouts — Newhonser. Detroit 40; Trucks, Detroit 37. NATIONAL LEAGUE Bulling—Marshall, New York .374; Klucr, Pittsburgh .365. nuns—Marshall. New York 30: Dark, Boston 28. Runs batted m—Robinson, Brooklyn 32; Mizc, New York 27. Hits—Durk, Boston and Lockman New York 48. Doubles—Jones. Philadelphia Robinson. Brooklyn 11. Triples — Smnlley. Chicago Thomson, New York. Nelson, Louis and Fiiriilo, Brooklyn 3. Home runs—Mize, New York Kiiier. Pittsburgh 8. Stolen bases—".oblnson. Brooklyn 6: Lockman, New York, Reese an, Hcmanskl BrookljTi 4. Pllcninu—Brnncn. Brooklyn 71.000; Hctntzchnan, Philndclphl 4-1. .800. Stiiconts—Branca, Brooklyn Spnhn, Boston 3G. Victoria Beats Number Nine By 11-2 Count Lee Welrion, the Victoria Red Box right-handed pitching ace, hurled no-hit ball last night, as his teammates pounded out an 11-2 victory over Ihe Number Niners in a game played under the lights of Hale Field in Osccoln. Weldon pitched excellent ball all the way, .striking out 10 and only allowing three men to hit out of the infield. These were long flys to the outfield. The veteran right hander got timr-per/ccl backing from his learn mates and was only a short Jump away from a no-hit, no-run victory In the seventh when a walk, two consecutive errors and a long (ly scored Number' Nine's two runs. 'Z'he Hed Sox look control of the game In the third Inning when Bennett clouted a Ihrce-run homer 1o break up ft fine pitching duel Dennett's big blow set the Red Sox off ann they combed two Number Nine hurlers for 11 runs before the game was over. Conner paced Victoria's hitting with three tills ir five Irips. Williams slatted on (lie hill Cm Number Nine but was relieved in the seventh by niiryer. The Red Box nro scheduled to play the vron^a Independent nine at Vicria Sunday aflcrnoon. Swatski's Homer Puts Vols Ahead Of Barons 6 to 3 By the Associated Press Carl Sawa' ki socked a three•un homer in the third Inning last light as the Nashville Vols whipped he Birmingham Barons, 6 to 3. U> opplc them out of first place In Ihe Southern Association standings. Atlanta returned to first place by pasting Ihe Chattuiooga Lookouts, 15 to 2. The Little Rock Travelers scored an 8 and 3 decision over the Mobile Bears. The cellar-dwelling Memphis Chicks nipped Ihe Pelicans of New Orleans, 2-1, In Ihe tenth. Al Plecho.a woi, hts sixth of the year as ihu Travt, made it tour in a row over the Mobile Bears. Alex De La Garza hit a three-run double in tile (irst and Johnny Riululo- then, but we got htm In shape light mid he got a draw. . . On t NEW YORK, May 25. IIP) — The news that Marcel Cerdan will train on the "Evans Campus" in the Catskllls Impelled drumbeater Francis Albertantl to remember when Jimmy Braddock trained at the same spot Cor his fight with Max Bacr. . . "Some radio fellers were coining up to do a show on Braddock and I wrote the script- that rags to riche.s story." Francis recalled. . . "When 1 finished, that was one thing I didn't, want lo hcnr. Bui they had Ihe radio on in the hotel that night and I couldn't help 1'stening. And, you know, for to strength oi that Brown got two gnts with Joe Louts." . . . Aticll ghed deeply. "A lot or things arled there." he concluded. "And icy lalk about nothing but olrt iy. c being around. There were some fal old guys in them days." You Bel John Clark of the Thoroughbred ecord relays this explanation of hy the last race at any horse park Iways draws a big mutuel play: The winners bet all they've won; ic losers bet all they're carrying." Spoils Before Your Eyes After 20 years In the major eagues, Luke Appling oC the While ox finally mis.sed his lir.st train tiie ther day. His taxi In Boston 20! itn a traffic snarl and Luke was \vo minutes late for the raltler. in the lltth. a homer for Bill Anlonello clouted the Bears, lie first time in my life 1 was cry- vlc-h contr'ibulcu"; Two-m,rhome, '"* • • • J ™™ ** see-that fight i. I>MI »,,.™,»n n ,.i,,,,i.H I was there, but I couldn't look. ... I guess I liked the guy too much. . . I used to say prayers for Corn Griffin because lie gave Braddock his comeback start—like Bill Daly carries Buonuina's picture around his pocket because of what he dfd for Lee Savold " firing Starts Today In 3 1st Annual PGA Meet 14 0 41 Yesterday's Sports in Brief AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Washington (night> Chicnco nt Philndclphla (night) Detroit nt New York. St. Louis at Boston. loach at Keiser lesigns to Take Stamps Position C. M. Dial, superintendent of chools at Keiser, yesterday an- onnced the resignation of James Jollon as athletic coach at Ketser ;h School and the appointment f William B. Bell Jr., who is^at 're-sent coaching at Mora, Ark., Ilsh School, as his successor. Mr. Dial stated that Coach Bol- 011 resigned his position at Keiser accept a similar position at Stamps Hisli School. His rcsigmi- ion will become effective with the close of school. Coach Bell Is a native of Arka- lelphin and Is a graduate of Hen- rlcr.'on State Tcnehcre College there. He will assume his new duties Aug. 1, Mr. Dial said. RICHMOND. Vn.. May 25—(/!>)— Tlie Ei,(i77-yard Hermitage Country G.ub layout WHS expected to lake terrific beating today as 134 of liie nation's finest pro golfers teed off in the thirty-first annual PGA meet. But E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, trav- e.:ng pro for Ihe Host Club, isn't expected among the players. Har- First Act Johnny Attell, the Rldpewood Grove promoter, broke in: "It was only a couple of months before thai the commission turned him dowr as an opponent for Walter Neu.sel ... He had a busted hand and had gone back to Hie docks. . . Joi Gould wa.s booking Melio Beltin: u.\]jiri;Li.u ;ii!iuu(j IILU jjiiijv;i;>. n,n - —.*• ...... ............. a ...*...** ij*.i t .... rison, who took the job a month ngo, tor Jimmy Grippo then and he usec is playing exhibitions with Bobby Locke. South African shotniaker, who was locked out of the same tourney. Eighteen hole of medal play today and another round of the same lniii>th Thursday will cut the field to the top 64 scorers. Match play begins Friday with two 18 hole rounds. Yesterday's lowest tuneup round was fired by Lew Worshani of Oakmon, Pa., who toured the course In a record-equaling clght-undcr 63. to come around and ask me to pu Bettlna in a preliminary for $50 get milk for Braddock's kids. I gtie.s Joe was living off him too. . had Ncusel signed for a fight and he didn't want anybody but Brad dock. . . So finally the commixsioi turned Braddock down and 1 gavi Paul Damski (Ncusel's manager) • list of names and he picked ou Natie Bi'own. . . . Natie wnsn' fighting, either. He was wrestlin SOUTHERN LEAGUE Mobile at Memphis, night. Atlanta at Nashville, night. New Orleans at Little Rock, night. Birmingham at Chattanooga, night. Pine Bluff Man Named CINCINNATI. Mny 25. WV-C. A Davis of Pine Bluff. Ark., has been named to Die board of directors o the American Industrial Bankers Association at the organization's annual convention here. React Courier News Want Ads. Bv llic Associated Press Golf PORTMARNOOK — Defend)! champion Frank Strannhan an U. S. champion Willie Tunic. gained the third round lit the Brt- ish Amateur. HARLECH, Wales — Grace Lenczyk of Newington. Conn., nnd Peggy Kirk of Findland, Ohio, were eliminated in the British Women's Amateur Tournament. Tennis PARIS — Frank Parker, Richard Gom.ales and BudKC Patty, all of Los Angeles, guined the semifinals In the French International championships. llaschull NEW YORK — Four New York Yankee players. Bob Poi-tcrficld. Gus Niarhos, George Sttrnweips atld Fred Sanforri, suffered Injuries during batting practice before the game with the St. Louts Browns. Jonesbaro to he Scene Of Cardinal Try-Outs JONfSBORO. Ark..' May 25. M'l —St. Louis Cardinal scouls'will conduct their annual baseball tryout camp here June G and 1, George Sisler of the Cardinal orgnniatfon announced today. Last year the camp attracted 300 young diamond hopefuls, several of whom were signed by the Red Bird talent hunters. Buddy Lewis, vctc- rnn scout, will be In : charge of the camp. Health Department Says Measles Epidemic Easing LITTLE ROCK. May 23. (VPj—The Arkansas Hcallh Department thinks the state's several-montlis-old measles epidemic is "about over." Through last week 11,406 cases had been reported this year, compared to 2,335 for the corrcspond- ins period in 1048. There were 430 cases last week, against 580 the previous week, "The trend is now definitely downward and from all indications the epidemic Is about over." the department said in its weekly communicable disease report. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. The leading wheat - producing state In 1U4S was Kansas, "vhich harvested about 19 per cent ol ihe U.S. crop. Following in order were North Dakota, Oklahoma, Montana, Nebraska, Washington, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and South Dakota. Read courier News Want Ad* NEW Box Opens Week Days 7:OU p.m. MiUinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun I p.ni Conl Shotting Manila, Ark. Shows GVKKV N'lUHl Wednesday & Thursday "WONDERFUL URGE" with Tyrone Power ami Gene Tierney Also Shorts Dial 12til Box Office Opens ai 1:00 Show Stalls ai 1;3U Tuc-sday 'BLONDIE'S BIG DEAL" Sluirls nurt Serial Penny Siiisletun Arthur Luke Serial; Chapter 13 of "HKUCE OENTIIV" Wednesday, Thursday "RAMROD" .lont McCrei Veronica Lake Dimuld Crisp Also Shorts Read Courier News Want Ads. Active Centurion HULL, Eng., May 25. Wj—Mrs. Mary Hannah Walker, in a hospital, snng a song, smoked a cigarette, drank a bottle of stout and wouldn't Ret back into bed when the parly was over. It was her birthday. She was 103. 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