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TACT SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 27,1949 Athletic Club Buys Sealed Beam Lights For Chick Gridiron The purchase of a sealed beam lighting system to be erected at Haley Field this summer was announced yesterday by C. C. Redman, president of the Chickasaw Athletic Club and work on the installation of the new lights is cx- 1 pected to get underway in the near future. Mr. Redman stated that a contract* for the purchase oJ 60 sealed beam units has been completed with Hie General Electric Corporation and that the lights should be installer) In plenty, of time for the opening of football season next September. The new lighting system will be installed at an estimated cost of $5,000, Mr. Redman said, nml should improve the lighting of the field by more than 100 percent. The new lights will be installed on 10 poles, five to a side, and will necessitate complete rc-wirlng of each pole and the poles will be spaced 25 yards apart at each goal line. Mr. Redman stated that while the lights are not exactly sealed beam they are a sealed beam type 1 and larger Ihan the ordinary senled beam fixture. The type of lislits purchased is the latest thine «' athletic filed lighting. , Ark-Mo lo Tnstall Mjhts The new lighting system will be Installed by the Arknnsas-Mlssnurl Power Company and work on (lie setting up and re-wirhiB of the poles should get underway shortly after school is dismissed, for the summer vacation. Mr. Redman also announced thnl work on the practitce fijotball fields and pi a ye rounds at the site of the proposed new high school on North Eiehth Street. Is progressing rapidly. The practice field and playground area has been graded, he said, ami the sowing of grass will start soon. He stated that the blpgcst portion of the south section of the proposed school site has been included In the playground and athletic area and that there would be room for three practice football fields, one for use by the Chicks, one for the Paps and one for Inter-mural nnd grade school programs; n qunrier- • mile practice track, several soflbal! fields and a baseball diamond. AMERICAN New York . . Philadelphia Boston Washington Chicago . ... Detroit . ... Cleveland . St. Louis .. LEAGUE W L ....22 10 ....20 15 .... 17 16 .... 19 • n 17 16 .... 16 18 ....12 17 ....10 25 Pet .088 .571 .531 523 .515 .471 .414 .280 \ATIONAL LEACDE Boston . .... Now York . . Brookljii . .. Cincinnati . Philadelphia St. Louis ... Pittsburgh . Chicago . ... W 20 19 19 18 15 15 K 12 Legion Juniors To Open Season Blytheville Entry, The Cotton Pickers, To Meet Caraway Nine The Blylhcvlllc Cotton Pickers. Amcrlcnn Legion Junior team, will officially open the 1949 wa.son Sunday afternoon when [hey meet the Caraway Lesion nine on the Wiilk- er Park diamond. Game time Is 2:30. The Kanie not only will be the first official contest for the Cotton Pickers il will also he tlielr first, In the Di.strlrl Five American Legion I.eaxue. which was organized only lhi« sprlnR and which Ls made up ol 9 junior I-eclon teams In the American Legion's fifth District rind one Irom Memphis. The Colto]) pickrr.s. under the direction of oCach Jnines Fisher of Blythi-vllle Hich School, have been holdlnp daily workouts for the past three weel:.s and l>ave played three practice lilts, wintilnc all three. Orach p\sher Is wltiicsMns his set- ond year ns pilot of the Dud Ca- Two Chick Grid Stars, Hodge And Fitzhugh, to Attend U. of A. Two members of the Blytheville Chicks who will receive their high school diplomas tonight, announced last night that they would enter the University of Arkansas next fall In preference to two Southeast Con- fcience schools which they picked earlier this season. The two senior Tribe members were R. B. Hodge, 230-pound all- state center arid co-captain of the state champion Chlckasaws and L, W. FiUhugh, the Chicks' 185- pound fiery guard. Both will receive their diplomas at commence- icnt exercises tonight. Hodge, one of the most sought- ftcr high school athletes In the tate. had previously announced mentions of attending the Unl- erslty of Kentucky after his grad- lation from Dlythevllle High School ,nd FitzhiiBh announced earlier this 'ear lhal he hnd chosen the tJn- verslly of Alabama for his higher "ducation. But la.st night both boys old that they had 'been thlnkiiiK 21 19 SOUTH* UN I.KAOUE VV L 15 14 17 17 17 18 10 27 Bh'ininuhnm , Atlanta . .. New Orleans 23 Little Rock 20 Nashville 17 Chattanooga 17 Mobile Memphis •' 1I ' Q i .-100 : Pet .583 57G .5751 .541 .500 .480 | .472 .270 Yesterday's Results NATIONAI I.KMlliK St. Louis 13. Pittsburgh li. Only game scheduled. NEW YORK, May 27— (m— Bobby Locke revealed the other day, via Gordon •Williams of the Reading, •Pa., Times, that he'll pass up the British Open if he wins the U.S. Open golf title . . . Instead, he'll stay here to cash In on the victory So you can hardly blame the P.Q.A. for ruling that Bobby Isn't * visitor no matter what his passport says . . . What really burns Locke is that he hasn't received the same "courtesy" the British P.G.A. offers visiting American pros, honorary membership in the organization ... The "Ivy group" of colleges l)»5 agreed on a football ticket policy which bars refunds once the pasteboards have been sold. Sounds like a good way to Insure minimum crowds for all but the biggest games. Who"d buy » ticket far in advance if he was at all uncertain about going to the game? . . .. Baltimore reports that Billy Jurges. now out of baseball, is No. 1 on the list of possible Orioles Managers. AMERICAN I.KAGUK Boston 7. St. Louis 5. Washington 5, Cleveland 4. Only games scheduled. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Hlrmlngham 9, Chattanooga 0. Mobile 8, Memphis 7. New Orleans 16, UUlc Hock 10. Nashville 9, Atlanta 4. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Brooklyn inighD. New York arPhllacIclpliia (nlglit: Pittsburgh at St. Louis (night) Cincinnati at Chicago. AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at Delroil (night). Chicago at Cleveland (night). Philadelphia nt. Neiv York (night Washington at Boston might) SOUTHERN LEACCF. Mobile ul Memphis, night. Birmingham at Chattanooga night. New Orleans at Little Rock, night Atlanta at Nashville, night. 2'' '••MHl'llales for Train Cnri'-li FiilMT stalrd that lie would have 12 01 13 hoys back frnn 1 |st ve:>r's te'.'lil nnd exnecUs to be a little stron»er In every n^itlon "ent a* "no or two outfield V Tivotitv-tlirec h-iys have been working out with Die Pickers d'.irlnc the t)r f "'tli.'e period. Returnees fi'( include catchers - MM and Mark 'lay. John p-«l Hiiteherson and nil! B"vd; infleldTs—Sonny SI Ires .V.vhi Diiclos. Ted Vance, and Tcr- r y vnore O'Neal: Ditchers—Mnnt c Holland. Don nunc>> .and Gent- irmks .and Huford Hopper, ai >• fielder. GYwcli Fisher protaMy will de ?n<l on si'nnks. Holland. Buncl iid Mark Kay. who Is bclne con ?rlcd Into ,a pitcher, lo handle ih inch of Ihc mound work with new •liners Tommy Phillips and Leo- •rlvetl (o come In for their shar ' Hie hill liuty. First bnsc duties prolwblv will be Ivkled with between Sllves and orry Dyer, a newcomer, with Dtic- tmnollns second. Vance at hort and !'"i>per and O'N<-;>1 hand- thc third base chores The out- icld will be made up almost cn- irclv oi newcomers with the ex- eptions of one and possibly 'wo jist yenr regulars. Mlsscn Has Four Teams Three other Mississippi Counly jC^lon iwsts will sponsor teams in he Fifth District Lc»gnc. They are lAixorn. Osccola and Manila and each will open the season Sunday afternoon. Other teams In the ensue are West Mcmphis-Miv'.on \farkcd Tree, Blnckburn-Stcveivs of Memphis, Harrlsbnrg, Trumann and Caraway. In oilier Icaene games Sunday West Memnhls-Msrion will plav :\t Zone Offense VBruce Drake. Oklahoma basketball coach, is plugging the idea of field house with a revolving court .'.. . At half time he'd turn it so (lie fans behind the basket would be on the sidelines . . . "There wouldn't be a poor scat In the house." Bruce explains. "And it would educate the public to the fact that a seat at the curt of a basketball court is the best place to see a game." . . . Wonder if that's why the coaches always sit right at mid-court? t over" and had decided on the University of Arkansas together. The two teammates said that they chose to cast tl>elr lots with the U. of A. and /Coach John Barnhlll's Razorbacks because "we wanted to go to school In our home state." Since he was named on the Class AA all-state team last December. Hodge has received more than 10 bids from colleges In all sections of the nation and previously chose Kentucky because "I always liked that school." Fit7hugh, although he failed to receive all-state honors, was considered by mail) 1 coaches n.s one of the most aggressive and persistent guards In the state last year. He was picked on the all-District Three team and received high praise from a number of sports writers in the stale Insl (nil. Modue Is a two-year lattcrnian of (he Chicks and Fltzhuph won monograms three consecutive years. Slaughter and Musial Hit Homers As Cardinals Humiliate Bucs 13-6 Barons Shut Out Chattanooga 9-0 To Regain Lead By the Associated Prm l/'.ttle Jimmy McDonald hurled a six-hit shutout at the Chattanooga Lookout; last night as the Birmingham Baroro swamped them, 9 to 0, and moved back Into first place In Ihe Southern Association. The Vols of Nashville whlprjed Atlanta's to 4. and dropped the Crackers to second place. The New Orleans Pelicans battered the Little Rock Travelers. 16 to 10, and Mobile's Bears nipped the last-place Memphis Chicks. 8 to 7. The Cackers are in the second spot by a razor-thin edee. They are only one percentage point ahead of the Pels. AHanta has won 19 and lost M for .516. The Pels' 23-17 record gives them .515. The race is so close that even fourth-place Little Rork is only a enm« and a half out of first place. Fred Halfleld hit his 13lh homer the season to spark Birmingham's 3-hit attack. At Little Rock the Pelicans got out of the name's 3< safeties outhnaw Joe Krakaukas. the win- Ing twirler. went out In the sixth hen Alex Re la Garza's line drive Unknown Takes Lead In Richmond PGA Meet RICHMOND, Va., May 27—(/PJ— Ray Wade Hill, an unknown, "orphan" golf professional from Sluev- eport, La., set out today to conquer * Jinx which has dogged the medal- ist year after year through the history of the PGA tournament. Hill waltzed off with the medalist honors In the 3)st tournament yesterday by touring the 6.677-yard Hermitage Country Club layout i four-under-par 67 for a 36-hole qualifying score of 136—two strokes over the medal record. Slammin' Sammy Snead, the long- driving master? champion from White Sulphur Springs, W, Va. played back nine In three-under-par 32 yesterday for a 36-hole total of 137. I'y Jack Hand (Associated Press Sports Writer) Watch the at. I.oui.'- Cardinals go. now that Stan Musial and Enos Slaughter have started to hit. When the Cards limped home from the east, Mnsial was slumping and SJauphlcr was so bad he had been benched for a few games In 10 games at St. Louis. Musial j hit .310, baited in eight runs and smashed three homers. Slaughter ' did even better with a .352 average for the home stand and nine more mil's. Both Musial and Slaughter <hlt home runs last night In the Cards' 13-6 victory over Pittsburgh. It was the third straight for the rejuvenated Birds and their fourth in the last five games. Things looked black for St. Louts in the top of the first when Pittsburgh flattened nod Mungcr and scored four runs. 'Hiree were driven home by rtnlph Kincr's 10th homer, a blast I hat put him one up on Johnny Mize. That was only the beginning. Back came the Cardinals with seven bis runs in a blistering attack on Kirby Higbe and Hal Gregg. St. Louis' victory in the only National League pame moved them Into a fifth-place tie with the Phillies. Bosox Ed/re Browns When rain washed out the New York Yankee-Detroit game, both the Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators gained a half-game on the leaders. Now five back of the Yanks, the Red Sox made it six out of elsht since their return to Fenway Park by dumping the St. Louis Browns, 7-5. An error by Eddie Pcllagrmi and a close play at second base helped them score Tour unearned runs In the eighth. In '-18. failed lo go the route for Ihe fifth straight lime. The left- handed knuckler was mauled for five runs In Ises than three innings, although Larry Doby gave him a two-run whins margin with his sixth homer In the first T/ic other major league clubs svcre not scheduled. Dial Box Office Opens at 7:00 Show Starts at 7:3U Friday & Saturday Johnny Mack Brown In "RAGTIME COWBOY JOE" Serial: Chapter 11 of "HEX & RLNTY" Osccola: Blackburn-Stevens will he I Tc d Williams singled with the a t Trumann. Luxora nt Harrisburs. ! bases loaded In the eighth to drive SATURDAY M1DN1TE SHOW Starts 10:45 p.m. "SIGN OF THE WOLF' by Jack London Also Shorts Locke Assured Of Participation In National Open NEW YORK, May 27. t/FI— Bobb Locke, who found the doors of tl P. G. A. tournament this wee closed to him. faces no such obstac les In the National Open golf chan pionship. The cold-veined; sliotniakcr from South Africa Is one of 29 entrants who jump right into the title Held June 0 at the Medlnah nil.) Country Club without having to take the trouble lo qualify. I The U. s. Golf Association announced the entry lisl today nnd | Issuer! allotments for the various i qualifying tests scheduled next | and Marked Tree will "Vlny In M'«-• nila. Euch lentn will piny n total of 24 leatnie Ranie.s. t^x> a week for 12 weeks, and the lea^ie championship will bo determined in a Shnnshiic.viy plnyoff at the climax of the fleajson. The season w scheduled to run thvouch Aug. 17, The Cotton Picker, 1 ! will phiy their Ipnpun gamp.s on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons of each week. In the winning runs otf loser Ned Carver, Cleveland closed Us disastrous eastern tour by bowing to Washing- Ion, 5-1, In a game called after the first of the eighth to permit both teams to make a train connection. The wiJL'UI champs lost 7 of 9 in the east and 10 of 12 since leaving home. Gene Beardcn, world series hero "STRANGE WOMAN" Hedy Lamarr George Sanders Louis Hayward Warner News & Shorts Mnmlay: Shorts & Serial. Last thapl. of "BRUCE GENTR hit him on hi/> pitching hand. Krakankas left his mates leading, 10 10 2. John Radnlovieh of the Rockf poled a two-run homer In the sixth The Pels were paced by John Mer- sort. who hit safely four time. 1 ; onl of six. Merson got three doubles and biought In five runs. Andy Koozer here »ur* find* our recipe to his likingl SO FLAVORY you won't hardly believe your old taster when you take your first nip of it! It's the selfsame whiskey us old-timers enjoy amongst ourselves—and we've been distilling some 60 years! !(-,&*• •iay It . With Mower* THE FLOWER SHOP Glenroe rtuirding fhonr 4491 ni 2747 RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday and Saturday "VALLEY OF THE LAWLESS" with Johnny Mack Brown Cartoon ft Serial Saturday Owl Show "HENRY, THE RAINMAKER" with Raymond Walburn and Walter Catlett Also Cartoon Sundav Alond.iy and Tuesday »•*. BE GLAD $135 ••i/i n 3fe.il *" z "Neighbor, it's ur prlc«I BLENDED WHISKEY is rar. lax CMIH Kuiui. srttns. IK WILKEN itMlir CO.. imiHHBUIE ISO UNIFORM Headquarters • Baseball • Softball Get Our Prices City League Softball are Postooned Tuesdny. A totnl of 1.352 pros nnd amateurs—the fourth largest turnout, in all the tournnmcnl's 49 years—nre .spoking a crack nt the coveted title. Locke nn<! S;<m Sncad. the masters champion, who were amone the 20 lop finishers last year when Bon HORati won at I.os Ancelcs, pet Into the Held automatically. Ixirkc finished fourth In 1048 behind Ho- B.in. Jimmy Dctnarct nnd Jim Tur- nesn. Sncnd was fifth. ' Games in the City Softball Lea- ^_ guc schedule for last night were postponed due to rain. The games win be made up at a later date. UEW . Ma liner Salun!n> A Smuhiy Sal Sun * p.m I'nni Stmw Manila, Ark. Shows fv Friday "DAUGHTER OF THE JUNGLE" with Lois Hall and .fames Cardweli Also Shorts BLYTHEV1L.LES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE tilum hlarts Weehday* 7:UO p.m ilurda> and Sunday: ('nnlinui]u> sluicing from l:Uu p.m Saturday 'BEYOND THE PECOS" with Rod Ca menm Also Shorts Saturday Owl Show "HIGH SEAS" vith Glenn Ford Ab« ShorU Friday & Saturday 'DOUBLE FEATURE) "DESPERATE TRAILS" with Johnny Muck Brown Bob Baker, nnd Fuzzy Knight "THE DEVIL THUMBS A RIDE" with Lawrence Ticrncy, Nan Leslie, and Ted North Serial "Chick Carlcr, Detective" Chapter 15 Also Cartoon TAXI and TRUCK DRIVERS UNIFORMS All Colors — Gabardine $12.95 HUDSON Cleaner-Clothier-Tailor Warner News &• Short Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickasowbo SWIFTS PREMIUM 1 BRANDED BEEF We Specialize in Fancy Meats and Groceries We Deliver ' Phone 2043 Plenty of Parking Space STOP The SECRET of Rothrock's EXPERT Prescription Service ROTHROCKDRUGCO. PHONE 4451 SAT. 0\VI. SHOW AT II p.m. "Falcon's Adventure" willi Tom Coim-ay and Madge McrcdUh Serial: "Jesse James Hides Ajain ('h.lDtcr 12 Also Cartoon THEATRE OSCEOU YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE to\ ntTici Opens ,il 7 SVrrk Mj>ht> Show Slarls ai 1:30 iMaUiu-c Saturday <V Siuula; \i 'i p.m. wit.i continuous showing Fruliiv & Saturday "BORDER G-MAN" George O'Brien Laraine Johnson Serial: Chapter R of "HEX A: K1XTY" Sunday & Monday "MOTHER IS A FRESHMAN" wttk Ltrttt* YMBC Ah* SlMTto . Sunday & Monday "HONEYMOON" with Sliirlcy Temple Franehot Tone and Guy Madison Also Cartoon and Late World News Saturday Midnight Show STARTS 10:45 p.m. "THE STRANGE MRS. CRANE" Margery Lord Robrrl Shayne Also Shorts Sunday A Monday Columbia's NeweM Release! JOHNNY \VKISSMri.I.KU as "JuilRle Jim" in "THE LOST TRIBE" with Mjrrna Dell News of Ihe !)»>• A Shorts Save Your Life—Save Your Money On This 3 DAY SPECIAL Complete Brake Inspection J ^\ 00 And Adjustment ^F • • Friday • Saturday • Monday And we mean brake inspection! That includes all seven of these operations for only S2.00: 1. Remove wheels and drums. 2. Clean and inspect drums and linings Cor wear. :i. Inspect wheel cylinders and grease seals for leaks. 4. Inspect master cylinder and all lines for leaks. 5. Fill maslcr cylinder wilh proper brake fluid. 6. Rlccd and adjust brakes. 7. Hoad-lest for proper operation. So be sure to brinp your car down one of these three days . . . day or night. Blytheville Motor Co. Broadway and Chickasawba Phone 4422 GUARANTEED SERVICE ON • Refrigerators Household — Commercial • • • • Air Conditioning • • • Radios—Record Players • * * • Washers • Gas Engines We Pick Up & Deliver ADAMS APPLIANCE CO., Inc. W Main Phon« 2071 MERCHANTS PLATE LUNCH Frtsh Channel Catfish Fried Chieken Roast Pork Roast Beef Chicken &. 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