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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 13, 1947
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PAGB E1GRT BLYTHEVILLK <A!IK.) ; COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 13, 19-17 Wrestle Artists Turn Pugilistic Alexander and Welch Win Mat Meiec in - American Legion Arena Al Alexander nnd Jce Welch defeated Lcfly'Pacer and Prince Omni' In two straight falls at the American' Legion Arena last night to cop high money.on this week's wrest- Hog program. The t^'o falls lasted for a total cj 50 minutes Riid gave th# fans some of the roughest wrestling that they had seen at the local arena for blows. Welch was called in to substitute for Chris Belk&s who was uiiftblc to appear on the local program, and did Quite well for himself, ns he nnd Alexander slapped the two roughleg all over the house. Alexander and Welch threw scientific wrestling overboard nnd settle^ dqwn to use the art of pugilism as their first line of defense the underhand maneuvers of their opponents. Tlie first fall started In unusual fury as Alexander rushed from his' corner and landed n well placed right hook on the wagging J»w ot Prince Omar. The pugnacious Persian was not to bo .out done, however, as he retaliated liy pushing the big Canadian Into his partner's corner for a little two-on-onc work out. Combatants Use Fists Freely This maneuvci\brouBht the house down squarely on the puffy head the pudgy Prince, as the roaring Welch entered the riiiR to take part in the fracas. Rcferrec Mike Me' roney, tried about every trick in the book to separate the four battling grapplers taut he too. threw i science overboard, nnd turned to Ihr; oM reliable, the nrt of fisticuffs Put as usual, Meroney ended up getting the worse end of the deal After the smoke from the battle, had cleared from the ring and tho wrestlers had returned to their respective corners the match continued as per schedule with Alexander and the royal Persian slugging it out in the center of the ring. The remainder of Die first rmint' was filled with free-for-all battles lj>ut after 20 minutes of wild gran- p)lng, "Alexander applied his famous octopus hold to Omar to ell- mate him. Pacer didn't, like the looks o: things nor the idea of taking 01 both the enraged Cherokee and th giant-like Canadian, and starlet to leave tlie ring with the dcfcnloi Omar, bul after a little coaxing bi Meronev, he re-entered the ring t i.ttlse his beating at the hands o Welch. Welch eliminated him five minutes with several body flip »nd a pin. • Referee Roughed XJp The second Jail started almost, in tfce same manner as did the first, w,(th all four oj the grapplers congregating in one corner for a little free-for-all session with Mc- roney right in the middle of Die operations. This session broke up early, however, as the two meanies decided the wide open spaces were the- place-for them and they re- tired'to their corner and started throwing slurrish remarks at Ref -.ferrije Meroney for not clearing ' -'Alexander and Welch from the square circle. Alexander finally took his position outside the ropes in his corner and Welch proceeded with the song / and dance. The Persian charged the big Indian with all the fury of a caged lion and soon had Welch groggy after about five minutes of choking and slugging. Pacer kept Meroney busy arguing with him while Omar did the dirty work. Alexander, seeing the graveness of the situation, rushed in untagged, to aid his groggy partner. These catch-as-catch-can mnneu- » vcrs went on for about 20 minutes until Welch again used monkey Hips and a body pin to climinnle Omar. The raging Pacer took his position inside the ring and started his chocking maneuvers on Welch. Re- ferreo Meroney, decided that things had gone about far enough and al • lowed Welch to tag Alexander. The elimination of Pacer was an easy matter for the big Canadian, as he flpnlicd hts back-breaking octopus hold. ' The Persian with the Brooklyn accent, came rushing into Ihc ii;i» at this ixjint, bent on revenge on the two giants, but changed his mind alter Alexander nnd Welch sbbved his royal iceth clawa hib royal throat. The two one-fall prelim boms were finished in short orclir as Welch defeated Omar n 10 with kangaroo -kicks and a Jonble The Tying Run Athletics Win In Washington Marchildon is Hero On the Mound for A's and at Bat, Too BASEBALL STANDINGS SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet New Orleans 22 1 :t~>'l Mobile 17 12 .5Vi Atlanta ID 13 .535 Chattanooga 15 H ,517 Little Rock 1317 .433 .Memphis 11 15 .423 Birmingham 11 18 .373 Nashville 9 Hi .SCO Incredible Brooklyn fans put as much into the game as the Dodgers. Even lilt: pciimit btilclicrs take IJini.' out when Bums tie score. Pel Manager Bangs Out Homer To Defeat Atlanta Crackers ATLANTA, Ga., May 11. (UP) — Fred Wallers, a 'Mississippi state football hero back in the days when the school was best known for its creamery butler, is now a jovial luUcrbal! ol a fellow himself but don't let the paunch fuol yen. Waiters has turned out by tar the best baseball managerial Job in the Southern Association this season with the New Orleans Pei- Icuns. He lias done It chiefly by getting (he absolute top performance ou'. of a pitching slatf that wasn't given a look-in aniotin the pre-scason ratings. But last niRhL he showed was an inspirational leader as well when lie elcinted a tingling home run lo brim; his mates from behind and coo] off the Atlanta Crackers just when the Georgia visitor* tlie league-leading Pelicans on the run. The Pels went on to a G to ^ victory which e»nbli? ( | (hem to protect their five-game lead over "the I oncoming 'Mobile Hears aud retain a commanding six-game margin over the third-place Crackers. Al- luntn had won tlie lir.sL two BIIIII^S of : tlie scries and Kinncy, his knuckle-ball creasing platter, had flic Pels down 3 to 1 \vlien the slxth-imiing arrived lust night. Then the piulcy Walters stepped up and cracked a two-run homer which capped a three-run rally and enabled the Pelicans to win easily with a brace ol surplus tallies in Ihe eighth. 'Bookie Pete iMoilic.i went all the way for his lliirtl victory. : Walters' blow brought down the house -and increased his stature i\lon« Cnnnt Street, whnro ho i. well-known fi^uro iis u Sugar 13 ov. nnd njfiular football official clnnn thy orf-soasoii. He wrap :i alar phxv or on the fsr.nous 1035 Mississipf St-iuc firkl Injun thai rocked LI Iilgskfr. world hy upset tiny bot 'Alabama and Army. stale had ju ehiiiiBctl Its name from Mississi]> A.- tuii! M., i lie aiiricnltuml schat iiolul for its dairy products. The nixie Dodgers nl Mobi mc:\n\vhi!e won .their third strata) aver J3inninfihain, -\ to '.i, lo sta within shooting distance of Wa tcvs' Pt'Ut'ans. Frank I*agu ctlgcc 'l\!iij;nn for his fifth straight mound victory without a loss. The Memphis Chicks were moving n]i fast. from the cellar position they dominated the IlrsL month ol, . the campaign. They took their third' P°"e cr f tlck •»'«'•. ^P 1 * 1 "'in u ro-.v over the Chattanooga' ; e j\_ c ll Lcokout.s in the lutlers' NEW YORK, May 13. <UP)—Na- tloiial sentiment, lor n ball club, which sometimes can have an actual cffccl on pennant battles wasn't producing results in the lfj« races today. As Hie Eastern national league teams went West for Ijie first time and Ihe Western American League clubs moved East, the popular choices were having trouble. Pittsburgh, high In the favor of National League parllslans because of new owi- cr Frank McKlnney's vigorous efforts to buy a winning team, was In fourlli place, 3- >,6 games out. i Ihe American League the scnll- lentnl choices were Cleveland. •Inch does have a real chance, and he Alhlcllcs, whose unexpected aiOy-sc.isoii sprint won tlicin new ackers but no real hopes of the cminnt. Cleveland was third and :ic A's seventh. Philadelphia's Athletics looked oo,j last night in defeating Wash- iBlon, 5 to 1, in 11 innings, with i'iii 1 hero Phil Marchlldon going the •onto for a seven-hit win and bal- lini! in two runs In th c four-run III) Inning. Aflcr Marehlldorfs fcO{.'lt', losing pilchcr Hae Sca:'lio- rouuh walked three straight butlers TIKI reliefer Luther Kncrr walked •mother run home. It was Washington's first night game, ; and Mrs. Truman, wife of the president, used her gold pass to sen thc game. In the onlv other American leasiii" yame. the Boston Red sox iilpiwl the New York Yankees, 4 to 3, with Ihrcc-run burgt In tile cl«l«th inning off Spiul Chandler. George McQiiinn, Yogi Berrn nnrl Chandler Intel lioinci'Cfi to iflvc the Ynnks a ^ lo 1 lead, hut Rudy York led off thc eighth with a homer, and Bob noorr's single, two bunts, a walk, Wally Moses 1 pinch single and an ou'. resulted in two more runs. Tn the National ffc:iKUc. Brooklyn jumped over Boston Into second by dumping the Braves, 8 lo 3. on Rnl|)li Branca's seven-hit pitching. Earl Torgeson, with « double nnrl a two-run homer, batted In all Boston's runs. Brooklyn fiot 11 hits off loser Mort Cooper and his successors, nnd Branca helped himself with two hits and two runs butted In. However, the Dodger joy was tiim- 'pcrccl by the fact that brittle Tele thc man who makes, tho le'. li'rfd to in the sixth Inning Chicago Brooklyn Boston NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. •M 12 13 Pittsburgh 9 Philadelphia New York .. Cincinnati . St. Louis 11 12 8 10 9 14 6 13 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Detroit 12 7 Cleveland Boston , Chicago . .. Washington New York . Philadelphia St. Louis ... 9 7 12 9 11 10 8 B 9 10 0 12 7 14 Pet. .657 .COO .591 .5bO .473 .441 .391 .236 Pet. .632 .503 .571 .5« ,50'J .47' .42 .3'J3 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LKACiUE Memphis G, Chattanooga 0. New Ofle'.ins 6, Atlanta 3. Mobile 4, Birmingham 3. Little Reck 10, Nashville 6. Beginner's Luck winning C to 0 as fireballrr 'Homer Sprngins chunked mi eight-hit shutout. Hapless Nnr.hvillc, dumped into the cellar .by the Chicks' emerge, took a 10 to G drubbing trom tlie Little nock Travelers, wlir. rushed across Jcur vuns In the 10th innings to 'break a free-hitting lie. The vi:>i:ins Travelers rallied I lie. rnlmi; with M hits while the Vo'.s'J cot IB lint ;;tm lost. pnrk ,1 "realise of a sore ankle. It was tlie only senior loop con- lest. NATIONAL LKAGUE Brooklyn 8, Boston 3. O:ily game. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 4, New York 3. Philadelphia 5, Washington Chicks Journey Manila Nine To Dell to Meet lf n rf s Seoson Without Loss Bluejay Nine The Blythcvillc Chicks will wind ,ip llieir scheduled play hi the Mississippi County High Sc-lioo! Baseball League this afternoon when they journey to Dsll for a game with Ihe Bluejays. Following today's game, only 1 three rallied out tilts will be left lo be played. Games with Osccola and Shawnce were poslponcd earlier in the season. Dates for these make-up game!) have not been set, bill Coach Joe Whitlcy staled that he expects to play them the latter parl of this week. D. J. McLcod will. In all iM'Oh- r.billty, be given Ihe mound assignments for the Chicks in this afternoon's tilt. However. Ihe other tlnec members of thc Chicks' The Munlln High School base-' ball team's season came lo an undefeated end today with the see- on rl victory handed it through Ioi p - feilnrt's durum the past week, c.iacli Charles Jolliff said ill is morning. Tlie O.»ceo!:i nine was slalcd lo meet tlie Manila .'quad today but Coach Rub? Boyce said his boys would have to forfeit tjw^ainc bccisuse Cotton Cuniivul^y^jritics of the school's band depleted thc ranks of his players. GosncH forfeited another game lo Manila Friday, Coach Jolliff said. These forfeitures give thc Manila nine an undefeated season In the Mississippi County League us it pitching staff will be on hand to lias won the other six-games played, give MoLcod aid In case that lie needs It. The Chicks have lost only two Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE (All Night Games) Memphis at Chattanooga. i Atlanta at New Orleans. Little Rock at Nashville. Birmingham at Mobile. NATIONAL LEAGUE New Yoik at St. Louis. Boston at Chicago. Brooklyn at Cincinnati, night. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, night. Paul E. Hear] at Venice Inlet" weighs in 30,-pounder, first silver king of tlie season caught oil Sai-asotn county, l-'la., scene of ITtii Infcrnnlional Tarpon Tournament this summer. It was Jacksonville sales cnyino , tr's first quest of this fish. Chicks . . games so far this season, both being to the league-leading Manila Lions. They will be seeking their fourth win this afternoon. Their previous lilt with the Bluejays was postponed due to wet grounds and ibis game may be made up i^y playing a double-header this afternoon. Other members of the Chick lineup will be Dudley Hardy, first base; p. D. Foster, -second base; Bill Wix>on, short stop; Dan Caldweil, third base; iBill Long, left field; Hob Mullen. Center field; Jack Duclos, right field; and Lloyd "Killer" Kiont/., catcher. concluding d the assLcialic Little Hock. prrsidunt-clccl ol s Moody Moore --f ATHLETES FOOT ITCH NOT HARD TO KILL. IN ONE HOUR, I If not pleased, your 3;c back at any drug store. TE-OL, a STRONG) fmwidde, contains i.0% alcohol. IT PENETRATES. Roaches MOKE norms t« KILL Uia itch. Today at Kirby Bros. Drug Co. AMEIUCAN LEAGUE Chieugo at Boston. St. Louis at New York. Cleveland at Philadelphia, night. Detroit at Washington, night. Arkansas Golf Tourney To fie Held in Hot Springs Four Softball Teams Play in Park Tonight Seeking thejr .second win of the new season, the Loy Eich soltbnll team will meet Charlcy'.s Electric in the first game of conit;;u'> City Softball League play at Walker Park. The Eich nine defeated Owcn-i Drug Store ill the curtain raisin;; game last week whits Charley'' Electric was bowing to tile Sam Johns team in their opjniriK game. In the lilt lonishl, Phillips Mo tor Co. will be gunninL; for their second win when they laKe on tlie Game Boards Of Two States Plan Session LITTLE ROCK. May 13. (UP)— ( T, A. McAmis, executive .secretary i of the Game and Pisti Commi-si'jn. today planned to be on hand to rpun up the black bass season at Norfork Friday morning. * The secretary and oilier commissioners will be at Noriork all week-end in preparation Vor thr iv monthly meeting on Monday. Thcf May meeting will be held v;ith the Missouri Conservation Curnniissiop.. and the two groups are cxpeciocl to Owens Drug Store team. Phillips work out permanent rcgulatUus f'.-r HOT SPRINGS. Ark., (UP)—The_ annual Stat. May 13.} Golfers! defeated Ark-Mo Power in their opening tilt last week. Starling time for tonight'.-; game is 8:00. fllEl Tournament probably will be played , Arkansas Hospital Group ' To Meet in Little Rock Yesterday's Star—Phil Marchildon, Philadelphia Athletic pitcher, who gave Wasliinglon only seven lilts in winning an Il-innlng game, 5 to 1. ... over one of the three Id-hole courses at Ihe Hot Springs Country Club, it was announced lodny. W. E. Chester, proprietor r.f the Arlington Hotel, notified olficcrR of the Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Sinilh that the Hot Springs club would be happi' lei cntcit:ii:i the golfers. He submitted the tentative dates of July 11, I LITTLE HOCK, Ark.. May July 17, 18 and 19. The event was sciieduljcl for Fort f-inilh but will lie mnveil bicanFC of a fire which destroyed the c-.mnlry and 13 or club there. the lake. The rules will apply to Misscmil and Arkansas sportsmen a:ikc. (UP)—Delegates from at least So Arkansas hospitals are expected to be represented this week in Little Rock at the nth annual convention of the Arkansas Hospital Association. The meeting will be held Thursday and Friday. Business at hand includes the selection of an insurance firm handle a proposed prepaid insurance program in this state. O[fi:ers will be installed on the jack knilc. and Pncer defeated Alexander In lo minutes with n rolling rocking chair split, Loncy to Speak CONWAV, Ark.. May 1.1. (UP)-G:;v. Ben Lancy was scheduled tonight to address the blue key organization nt llcndris College here. He will follow, up with an addresr, tomorrow lo the student body of •Arkansas stale Teachers' College in Conway iu celebration of Founders' Day at that institution. 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