The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 30, 1949
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MOT SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 30, 1D49 Indians Gam Split with Chicago Behind Satchell Paige; Three Teams Tied for National Lead By Joe Rrlchltr (AuocUltd Prtu Sports Writer) Will Satchsll Paige, Cleveland'* legendary Negro pitcher, prove another life-saver for the world champion Indians? The ageless righthander Indicated he nitglil he a great help to Manager Lou Boudreau'i Injury-riddled pitching staff when he hurled a brilliant 2-1 11-innlng victory yesterday over the Chicngo White Km. Paige's performance nearly over-* (he zany HOW THEY STAND shadowed trip zany goings-on In the National League pennant race, which today showed three teams —Brooklyn, New York and Boston— tied for first place, with Cincinnati only one game behind. The victory of Paige, who Is believed to be older than his record book age of 40. marked the first Sunday triumph of the season for Cleveland after eight losses. Chicago won the first game, 4-2. Paige, who had made only one previous strat because of a bothersome stomach, pitched seven-hit ball and struck out seven In registering his first triumph against two defeats. Gumpert Allows Nine Hits The tribe's winning run in the llth resulted when Manager Boudreau, In a pinch hilling role, singled with the bases loaded. Ran\Jy Gumpcrt scattered nine hits in the opener lo post his fourth victory against three defeats. Bob Feller made his first appearance in nearly two weeks, pitching one and two thirds Innings of relief He allowed no runs and 'one hi! ' while fanning two. The top rung in the Nalional League reached the suffocating point as Brooklyn edged out Boston 3-2, and the New York Giants took » twin bill from the Phillies in Philadelphia, 4-2 and 3-0. All three now own identical 21-16 ' won and lost records. . Jackie Robinson's single off Warren Spahn with Ihe bases londed In the sevenlh drove In (lie lying and winning runs for Broklyn. Bobby Thomson was the big gun in the GtnnU' double-barrelled triumph. He smashed a two-run homer to break up a 15-imiinK battle in the first-lime starter Hank Behrman pitched a seven-Inning one-hitter for the Giants. The Reds tost an opportunity to make it a four-way tie for firsl when the Chicago Cubs whipped them 10-2 after Cincinnati won the first game of their doublelieader 4-1. Schoendienst ends Record Pittsburgh snapped s seven-gami losing streak with a ,4-2 viclorj • over Harry Becheen and the Card: In St. Louis. The defeat ended i five-game winning streak for th Redbirds. The Cards' Red Schoendlenst ended his record 44-game errorless streak In the fourth inning after handling 268 consecutive chance-s. over * two-season span. The Philadelphia Athletics moved to within four and a half games of the American League leading Yankees, defeating New York. 3-1. Bespectled Paul Calvert pitched the Washington Senators to a 10-4 victory over Ihe Red Sox on Boston to drop Joe McCarthy's men Into third place. Detroit swept its three-game series with St. Louis, slamming three Brownie pitchers for 14 hits and a «-4 victory. A home run by Hoot Evers with » mate abord in the seventh broke up a 4-4 tie. NATIONAL LEAdUK W L Boston 21 16 Brooklyn . . New York .. Citicinnali . St. Louis .. Philadelphia Chicago . ,. Pittsburgh . N'ew York . Philadelphia Boston . .. Washington Detroit . . Chicago . . Cleveland . St. Louis .. AMERICAN I.KAfillK W L. 24 11 21 18 20 19 18 15 10 SOUTIIKKN Jinningham . Mew Orleans Atlanta jittle Rock .. Nashville . .. hattanooga . Mobile Memphis . ... LEAGUE W L 22 24 20 22 20 19 in 10 Pel .5(18 .508 .568 .541 .481) .412 .400 .395 Pel .686 .55:) .520 Mt> .514 .486 .455 .263 Pet .564 .558 .550 .537 .526 .514 .487 .256 Yesterday's Results AMRRICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia 3. New York 1. Detroit 6, St. Louis 4, Washington 10, Boston 4. Chicago 4-1. Cleveland 2-2 game 11 innings). NATIONAL I.K«Ol)F. Brooklyn 3. Boston 2. New York 4-3, Philadelphia 2-0 (1st game 15 Innings; 2nd 7 innings) Ciiuinnali 4-2. Chicago 1-10. Pittsburgh 4, SI. Louis 2. SOUTIIKKN ASSOCIATION Chattanooga 13, Memphis 5 (second ftarne postponed, ralnV Nashville 10-3. Little Rock 8-9. New Orleans 8, Birmingham 3. Mobile 4-6. Atlanta 3-6 (second gnme 12 inning lie). Snead Meets Fcrrier Today in PGA Semi-finals RICHMOND. Vn.. May 30. (/Pi — Sam Snead still is in the field and so all goes well with the 31st annual Professional Goiters AMOL-IH- lion tourney and ILs Richmond backei'.s. Snead lured a total gallery of Legion Launches Baseball League Sunday School Teams To Compete Under Trained Director Plans for the American Legion conducting It* Second annual summer church school recreation program are being completed this week with the program set to get underway June 6. The program will again tills year be in the form of a baseball league with Sunday schools of the various churches of -this area sponsoring teams in Die loop. K. N. ohlvley. who Is head of the Legion's committee drawing up plans for the program said thai the program would again be under the direction of Coach James Fisher of Blythevllle High School. Coach Fisher supervised the program last year, the first, years of Us operation. Mr. Shlvley stated that eight Sunday schools of Blythevllle, Luxora, Yarbro and Gosnell have already Indicated that they would enter teams in the. league this year and it l.s expected that 10 teams will enter hefore the opening day of the program. To Onml cl School for Players "Last year's program was a big success." Mr. Shlvley said. "There were approximately 150 boys that took part in the program and we expect more than that this year. We liave a few more out of town churches that are sponsoring teams this year and expect more of those in Blylheville to take part." The first two days of this year's program will be devoted to a school of instructions in baseball with Coach Fisher In charge. Actual play in the league will not begin until June 9. Teams in the league will play four days each week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. A Shaiighnessy playoff will decide lie league season at the climax of the program, he said. Churches that have Indicated (2nd le ^' wol| ld sponsor a team in the Legion's program are Yarbro Methodist, Dell Methodist. Luxora Methodist. Gosnell Methodist. Armorel Daptist, and the First Methodist, Calvary Baptist, Pentecostal, and catholic ot Blythevllle. Mr. Shlvley" stated that other churches Interested In the program should contact Coach Fisher at his home. Mauri Rose Favored in 33rd Annual Indianapolis Speedway By Dile Burgex INDIANAPOLIS, May 30. W) •— Good racing weather, a pot of about *1»,000 and * lop quality field added up today to a probable new speed record In the 33rd annual In- ternallonal Sweepstakes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Eleven of the 33 starters have never before competed In the 500- mile race. Seven others were starting their second grind on the iwo and one-half miles of brick and asphalt. In spite of llifllr respect for the youngsters' ability, track officials gave the hot rod and midget specialists a stern lecture yesterday. To emphasize their warnings they rolled out a couple of traveling cranes that will be used lo Jerlc weeks off the harardous south Lurn. Thirty-nine persons have died at the track—21 drivers, 11 mechanics and seven spectators. Twenty-six men have won one or more "500's," and nine of them have been killed In racing accidents. ROM Three-Time Winner Mauri Rose, only former winner in Ihe starting field, will be the first four-time winner if he takes the trophy today. After, the.choice was Bill Holland, followed by Rex Mays. Duke Nalon, Jimmy Jackson, Johnny Parsons and George Connor in at order. Parsons, the lone freshman driver among the favorites, set a qualifying record of 1329 miles an hour for a four-cylinder car. The only faster racer in the time trials was Nalon's $15.000 V-8 Novi Mobill Special. It held the pole position on Nalon's qualification at 132.939 miles an hour. No previous field even was close to the over-all speed of today'.' lineup. Manuel Ayulo of Burbank .Calif., was the slowest qualifier at 125.799 miles an hour. Twenty-two cars in last year's lineup, fastest, up to then, were slower thai Ayulo's speedster. Sports Roundup NEW YORK, May 30-</P;—From Elkhorn, Wis., (Pop. 2382) comes an idea that even the Boxing managers' Guild would applaud . . . Editor Claude (Mdu) Sanies of the Elkhorn Independent likes to watch Marquette basketball games but finds that 42-mile trip to Milwaukee difficult, especially in winter ... By way of showing his gratitude al being able to see the Marquette | games by television, Eames wrote Coach Bill Shandler that he will Fridays. | buy a season ticket to Marquctte's ome games next season and paste on his receiving set ... When ""ort Worth's Texas League baseball iark was wrecked by fire one night nd inundated by a ten-inch rain 8 hours later, one sports writer wisecracked: 'Fire, flood—and the amhie will last all summer for the }at.s." . . . Apparently he WHS wrong. I wasn't until after the fire that .he club began to get hot. Crackers Lose To Bears; Drop To Third Place Major League Baseball Infield Star to Visit Cards Try-out Camps Georee (Whltey) Kurowski. veteran St. Louis Cardinal infielder who Is now on the disabled list, will nsslst Cardinal scouts. W. H. (Buddy) Lewis and Jack Sturdy In conducting try out camps In Dyers- biu'g. Tenn., and Jonesboro next week. Kurowski. who was considered by many as one of the best third basemen in the major leagues, was forced lo leave the regular Cardlna ome 6,000 lo the 6.677 yard hermi- ! lineup last year due to an Injured age course ye.sterday anrt may dup- icate that today in his scinl-rinal •oimd match with Jim FeiTler. the transplanted Anstrnllan. A victory 'or either would move the winner 8 to 3. ~ Csrl Siuvalski's double. Floyd 'egg's single and A three-bagger by Hal Bognskie gave Nashville Its two-run margin in the exlra nlng of lire lirsl game. A walk, an infield out and Al Federoffs single put Lltlle Rock ahead in the fourth stanza of the nightcap. They added live runs in sixth-inning uprising. elbow. He will assist the Cardina .minor league farm and scouting system during his 60-day absenci from the team. The Dyersburg try-out camp I scheduled for Thursday. Friday and Saturday and the Jonesboro camp Is set Tor June 6-7. Both are open to boys between the ages of 17-23. Joe Coomer Arrived Coomer, the Chicago Bears' Three-Man Teams Compete Tonight In Legion's Arena Two three-man ttarns or wrest ler-s will do battle tonight In a six way tag malcli that will liiEhligh fiction in the American Legion wrestling bouts nt the Menioria Auditorium. The king-sized tag evcni booke by Promoter Mike Merouey wi bring together six of his toughc gra)>plers. Stocky KncUsen will con bine his rough and tumble Lalen with of Walter Sirols an Prince Omnr against sclent if jrappllng of Jack Steelc. Swede ttelson and Floyd "Red" Byrd. Tonight's big main event will mark the return to Blythevillc of Steele who has been absent from the local ring for almost a decade. A 205-pound veteran, Steele was booked to appear here on two different occasion recently but had to cancel the engagements due to Injuries. This will also be the third consecutive appearance here of Nelson who made his debut before a Bly- thevllle crowd two weeks ago. The other four participants are veterans of Meroney's program and ! Legion Games Are Rained Out Harrisburg Defeats Luxora 22-7 in Only Opening-Day Contest At least three of the opening- ay Barnes of the American Legion's ifth District Junior Baseball Lea- uc were washed out by rain yes- erclay afternoon with Luxora the nly Mississippi county team get- ng to .see action. The Blythcville-Caraway contest chedulcd for Walker Park, the Manila-Marked Tree tilt slated foi lanlla and the Osceola-West Mcm)his game to have been played In Osccola were all postponed by rain Luxora however, ran Into slopp: •cather at Hnrrisburg but the game was played anyway and Harrisburg lad a licit! day, banging three Lux ora liurlers for a total of 18 hit: ind a 22-7 victory. Piffer went the route for Harris :>urg, scattering eight hits. Blay lock opened on the hill for Luxor and was tagged with the loss afte O. McAdoo anr! Lunsford each too! turns on the hill. Osccola has tentatively set a date to make up its game with West Memphis, June 8. However, the date first must be approved by league officials. Play in the league Is scheduled to continue Wednesday afternoon with Biythcvillc at West Memphis. Lux- orn at Osceola. Manila al Triunami. Memphis at Caraway, and Marked Tree al Harrisburg. Zhicks' Former Bockf ield Coach Accepts New Post Waller S. (Buddy) Davis, former lackfield coach al Blytheville High School has been appointed head oach at Mena High School, It was earned here yesterday. Davis resigned his assistant coaching position at Marianna High School to accept Hie new head coaching job at Mena. His appointment will become effective in July. Coach Davis lulored Chick backs .n 1941 under Head Coach Firman ig) Bynum and las! year was appointed assistanl lo Coach Roj Turner al Marianna. He is a native of Newport, Ark, and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. While coaching here he was married to the former Miss Marie Mayo of Osccola. Careful observers assert that "sor- erers" frequently brine about th» eath of their victims by "»««* when those victims believe n the power of the "sorcerer to iu NEW Box Opens rt'eek Days f.VH P-m. tVUlinee Saturday i Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m font Showmj Manila, Ark. Shows EVEKY MtiHT lanl tackle, broke into pro football with the PttUburgh Steclers when commissioner Bert Bell was part owner of the club . . .Coomer, 6-5 and 280 pounds, blew jnlo training camp wearing z. T-shirt, white shoes, linen pants and with a toothbrush as his only baggage . . . Bert surveying Joe's hugs bulk, told him: "You're big enough to beat out any o( our tackles for a regular position. II yon make the first team, I'll pay yoif $25 exlra a ga"rne." . . . Coomer strated the second game of the season and shortly afterward a sartorially-perfect giant pie.senLed himself to Bell . . . "Whew," Bert shouted, "you're a regular fashion plate." . . . Said Coomer: "Mr. Bell, there Isn't a player on this team who is going to take thai $25 away j from little old Joe." ... So far no one has. Mnnriay Matinee Doug Lockridge is the ninth successive lineman to captain the Alabama football team. Last back to lead the team (other than appointed "game" captains In a couple of wartime .seasons) was Rubber Nisbett back In 1936 . . . When Leo Johnson received ft flowery banquet introduction as coach of championship track teams at Illinois, he replied: "Coaches do not win Ilox Score: Luxora O. McAdoo li-p Talc c Lunsford 3b-p Kelly ss Hickerson Ib Har.shman rf Cork ran rf J. McAdoo cf Looncy cf Stunbaugli Blnylock p Totals Harrisburg Tarrant If Bralcher If Onnn ab Harriett 2b Davis c Moser c Willis 3b Durham 3b AB R H 5 0 1 5 1 1 ..32 1 8 AB R H 3 2 0 Collins rf Whitby Ib Hnrdin ss Piffer p Totals .. 41 22 1 have appeared here recently. Due to six instead of the usui lour wrestlers taking part in tl main event there wilt be three pre liminaiy bouts to tonight's car with Kncilsen meeting Stcele, Sl- chanipionships. If they did. none of' rois battling Nelson and Byrd tang- us ever would be defeated." ling with Omar. Todav s Games AMERICAN LEAGUE (All day double headers) New York at Washington. Philadelphia al Boston. Detroit at Chicago. SI. Louis at Cleveland. NATIONAL LEAGUE (All day double headers) Brooklyn at New York. Boston at Philadelphia. Chicago at Pittsburgh. Cincimmli at St. Louis. SOUTHKKN I.EAfil'F Chattanooga at Memphis 12). Mobile at Atlanta. New Orleans at Birmingham. Nashville at Little Rock. Last Time Today "MOTHER IS A FRESHMAN" with Lorclta Yuung Also Shorts Tuesday "MOB TOWN" with The Kast Side Kids \\m BLYTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Show Starts Weekdays T.W p.m .iturilu.Y anil Sunday: Continuon: showing from 1:01) p.m. Last Time Today "HONEYMOON" with Shirley Temple Franchot Tonr and Guy Madison Also Cartoon anit Late World News Tuesday "BORN TO KILL" with Lawrence Tierney Claire Trevor, and Walter Slezak Also Short in- j into that select circle of dub-for- cash solfcrs who twice have worn the PGA crown. In Ihe 36-hole quarterfinals yesterday Snead out-putted and sometimes out-talked Jim Dcmnret of Ojai, Calif., ^ and 3. Bj- the Associated Press The Mobile Bears'slapped Allan r La's up and down Cracners tack into third place in the Southern Association pennant race yestcrriaj by taking the first game of a scheduled doubleheader 4 lo 3. The two teams fought each othc- to a standstill in the afterpiece which was called at the end of 1 innings due to^darkneiis. The scor was deadlocked at 6-6 when the umps decided to call it quits. Kx-major-Ieaguer Bobo New.«ome won his firth game of the season as Chattanooga bumped last place Memphis 13 lo 5 in the first game or a scheduled twin bill. The second game was rained out. Nashville and Little Rock divided a pair. The Tenncsseans won the mattinee 10 to 8 anj the Rocks surged back to grab the finale 9 to 3. The New Orleans Pelicans regained second" plact by beatina the league-leading Birmingham Barons I THEATRE OSCEQIA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE io* 0(1 let Opens at 1 Week Nights Slum Starts -i t 7:30 Matinee Suturt!;iv & Sunday t £ p.m. witii continuous showing. Last Time Today Columbia's Newest Release! JOHNN'Y WEISSMULLER as ".lunyle Jim" in "THE LOST TRIBE" with Myrna Dell News of the Day & Shorts Tuesday MTJRR'S BARGAIN NIGHT All Tickets 15o "GREEN GRASS OF WYOMING" Peggy Gumming* Robert Arthur HUGE U. S. Royal Air Ride Tires ON A CAREFREE SUMMER VACATION BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION I'RICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday Monday, May 30 ADULTS 50c — CHILDREN 15e New Slarling Time 8:15 uox SEATS 15c EXTRA Give Your Car This Special Check-Up $COO 5 (T»x 6-MAN TAG MATCH Stocky Knielsen, Walter Sirois, Prince Omar versus Jock Steele, Swede Nelson, Floyd Byrd Alio Three 1-Fall 30-Minute Matches Kneilsen vs. Steele Sirois vs. Nelson Byrd vs. Omar A COMPLETE CHECK-UP 1. Clean and repack wheel hearings. 2. Clean front brake shoes and hrakc drums. 3. Check front wheel loe in alignment and correct if necessary. 7. Ad.jusl carburetor idling jels wi(h vacuum gauge. 8. Check fuel pump vacuum pressure. 9. Adjust linike shoe clearance at each wheel. I. Check balance of front (ires. 5. Clean and re-gap spark plugs and check for broken or chipped , 0 clean an<1 scrv i cc a i,- cleaner porcelains. ' .. with new oil. 6. Check the compression of each cylinder. 11. Road lest car. 670x16 Size $1>145 VACATIONING OR NOT, YOU'LL SAVE MONEY On This Special Offer PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Fifth & Walnut Phone 4453 *17 Regular $24.65 Langston- Wroten Co. Walnut A: Broadway Dial rifil Box Office Opens it 1:00 Show Starts at 7:3(1 Last Time Today "STRANGE WOMAN" Hedy Lamarr George Sanders Louis Ha>ward f^ Shorts anti Serial Last Chapt. of "BRUCE GENTRY" Tut'scUiy "STAGE STRUCK" Kane Richmond Audrey Long Serial: Last Chapter of "BKUCK GENTRY" RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday CEGLAD

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