The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 31, 1949
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' TAGB EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 5 Legion Teams Play Tomorrow BlythevilU Outfit To TangU With West Memphis Nine JThe BlythevlUe Cotton Pickers who were Idled by rain Sunday afternoon, Kill make a second try at opening their 1949 season tomorrow afternoon when they journey to West Memphis for a contest with •the West Memphis-Marlon Legion Junior nine. This £ame will be one of the five Xmerican Lesion Fifth District Junior Baseball League 'contests scheduled for tomorrow. In other games Luxora will be at Osccola. the Blackburn-Stevens nine of Memphis will journey to Caraway. Marked Tree plays at Harrisburg and Manila al Trumann. Only one of the three Mississippi County entries in (he league, Luxora, saw action Sunday afternoon and bowed to the strong Hnrrisburg Junior nine by a 22-1 score in a game played at Harrisburg. Manila and Osceola were rained out also. Following tomorrow's game the Pickers will play one other game on the road, going to Memphis Sunday, before rcturniiiR home They are scheduled to meet Manila in a single game here Wednesday afler- - noon June 8. The Pickers will go to West Memphis tomorrow with little or no practice since last week. Rain over the weekend has left the Walker Park diamond in a poor condition forcing Coach James Fishqr's squad to cancel their practice sessions. The West Memphis-Marlon nine is rated as one of the strongest in the loop. The team is led by Lewis Carpenter, the big righthander who pitched his team to the Fifth District championship last year and Into the state tournament. _^—~^ Chicks May See Action Against Football Team From Old Mexico O G Redman president ot the Chlckasaw Athletic Club »nd » member of the Blythevllle High School Athletic Advisory Committee, said today that Ihe committee is considering an Invitation for . football game next fall with the Santa Maria Academy ot aanU M.ria It Redondo, Mexico. +~'~~~ Mr. Redman staled that Coach Russell Moslcy and Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson have been contacted by Dr. Enrique Ma- thcy, special commissioner of In- ternatoinal athletics and a representative of ihc Mexican school, regarding a possible gridiron contest between the Latin American academy and the Blylheville Chicks, which, if scheduled, would be played HOW THEY STAND AMKKICAN here. Mr. Nicholson could no ue con- tncted tociny for comment on Ihe jnoposrd game but Mr. Rcdninn staled that the proposal had been tinned over lo the commltteo tor consideration. He slntcri tliat an offer had been made Hie Mexican school for a gnme here Sept 23,1 which Is prcscnetly an open date on Ihe Chicks' schedule. New York . Boston . Philadelphia Washington Detroit . .. Chicago . . Cleveland . St. Louis . LKAtilJE W L . 25 12 16 19 19 18 20 18 30 20 21 21 20 19 11 10 Pet ,676 .Kt .52S .625 513 .4»7 .486 .250 In Ills letter lo ni.vtlieville school officials, Dr. Mathcy nskcd that an Cincinnati "inteMialionHl football game ol good i Philadelphia will between our friendly countries" Chicago . he arranged. The school officials' Pittsburgh . reply to the initial letter In which n cash RuarnnU-c was made, WHS SOUTHJ-.KN answered by Dr. Mnthey till:, week, Mr. Redman said, and it appears nlrminiiliam • ••• that only a question of lodging i Atlanta and meals for the academy loam j Little Rock stands in the way'of a possible con- New Orleans ( ,, s l ' Nashville NATIONAL LEACiUB W L New York » » Brooklyn & " Boston W " St. I/nils ,• 1« 1B Cincinnati . 20 19 .... 18 20 .... 15 W. ....!« 2+ LKAftUE W L 23 Pet .SS4 .564 .564 '.514 513 .474 .405 .400 •riie Mexican team apparently is nlaming a tour of this section of the country inasinush as severs ccks ago Joncsboro High School rcoivcd a similar letter from Dr. lathey. in his Iclicr to Athletic Director Clarence Gels of .lones- joro Dr. Mnthey slated that the Hesidrat of Mexico will donate a rophv to be awarded to the team winning the international clash. Barons Take Tighter Grip On First PI ace Chattanooga Mobile Memphis . . ...20 ... 23 ...24 ...20 ... 19 ...19 .... 12 Pet. .575 ,r>56 .545 .513 .487 .48T7 .243 By The Associated Press .Rightficlder Kiirl Olson poled i two-run homer in a sixth Inning six run rally to lead the Birmingham Barons to all 8 to 4 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans last night. .The Barons thus took firmer hold oh first place in the close Southern Association flag-chase, and dropped the Pels from second to fourth place behind Atlanta and Little Rock. 'The Rocks staged a two-run rally in the ninth to nip the Vols uf Nashville, 6 to 5. 'Memphis took a doublehcader, 5-1 and 13-5 from Chattanooga. A game between Atlanta and Mobile was posponed 'At Little Rock the Travelers were behind a run going into the last of the ninth. A double by Hal Simpson brought Al Fcderott home, and Simpson scored the winning tally op Alex De La Garza's infield single. Charlie Giddcns limited the Vols to nine singles, but piey bunched flv« of them for three ruhs in the fifth. Johnny Raduloylch clouted a four-bagger [or Little Rock in the second. Nobody was on base. Marvin Tlolblalt, Memphis southpaw, almost had a shutout in the seven-inning curtain raiser. He hadn't given up a Hit until the seventh when Willy Miranda and Jaj Difanl banged out a couple of doubled to bring in the sole Chatia nooga tally. Memorial Holiday Sports Attendance Far Off '48 Mark NEW YORK, May 31. W')—Lost, strayed or stolon—52,156 mnjor league baseball fans. 26.838 racing enthusiasts and $1.2!)4,4C6 In parl- milucl betting money. Those figures represenl the lulling off in business at the eight big time Hill parks uml 10 of the country's •ace tracks yesterday as compare; o the Memorial holiday a year ago Total belting at 10 race tracks hi $14/161.558 against a 1948 figure o S16.062.024. Attendance dipped froii 345,897 to 319.161. An estimated 150.000 saw the 500 mile automobile nice at Indian apulis, 25.000 under the 1948 conn The major league total yesterda was 285,620. A year ago. an all-tim record of 337,776 was established. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL I.K»Ol)E Boston 7-5, Philadelphia 3-6 (2nd {nine 10 innings) Chicago 8-6, Pittsburgh 5-8 Brooklyn 2-4, New York 1-7 (1st game 13 Innings) at. Louts 8-9, Cincinnati 6-2. Read Courier News Want Ads. Season to Open Tomorrow for Hunting Squirrels The first of Arkansas' two squ el seasons will open tomorrow f a 15-day stand with the prospe or hunting listed as "spotty" by t Stale Game antt Pish Commissi ReiK>]'Us from over the state in cate that, there are plenty of squ rels in"certain seclious" accord: to Ihc commission and Ihe spi season should be a good one hunters know jptrst where to go. The slale's second squirrel sea opens Oct. 1 and extends thrm Dec. 31. Daily tag and possession limit? for squirrels are Ihc same *s lasl hunt. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 2-5, 31. Louis 1-0 (1st ne 12 innings) Detroit 3-1, Clilcago 2-2 Washington 6-3, New York 2-13 Boston 10-*, Philadelphia 2-3 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 6, Nashville 6 Memphis 5-13, Chattanooga 1-6 Birmingham 8, New Orleans 4 Mobile at Atlanta postponed, rai • Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston al Philadelphia Brooklyn at New York (night) Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: Nashville at Memphis, Mobile at Atlanta. New Orleans al Birmingham. Chaltanooga at Little Rock. Armorel Baseball Team To Play Sikeston Nine The Armorel Tigers, seeking their Ihtrd victory of the season, will journey to Sikcslon. Mo., tonight for a game with the Sikeslon Sings. 'Hie Tigers have previous viclor- ies over n Number Nine and Oseco- la and have lost three contests two to Dyersburg, Tenn., and one to Manila. Major League Races Get Hot Brooklyn, New York And Boston Tied In National League By Joe Rtlchlrr Associated Presn Sporti Wrll*r The major league pennant race.s locHy are beginning to .shape up as predicted. , As i result of splits In Memorial Day rloubleheaders, Brooklyn, Boston and New York still are tied for first in the National League. Al have won 22 and lost 11. The Dodser.s outlasted the Giants 2-1, In a 13-lnnlns thriller In the first RSine of Ihe twin bill. 'Hie Giants bounced bark to win th second, 1-4. The Braves whipped the Phils. 7-3, In their doublehead er opener In Philadelphia, but th Phils came hack to win. 6-5. in 1 •nnhws of the nlghlcap. In the American Lcasjue the Bos ton Red Sox completed a profitobl home ptand. sweepinp > twin hi from the Philadelphia Athletic. 10-2 and 4-3. to renlace the A's a runnerup to (he New York Yan kefs 'n tile Amer^im League. Y>"fc« Snlit WUh Senators The Yankees split a doublchead- er at Ws=.«'»>uBlon winning 13-3 aft- nr inshie 6-2. Cleveland, victor in five of Its l"t six. knocked off Ihe hapless St. Louis Browns twice. 2-1 and 5-0. The' Indians needed 12 innings to w n Hie opener. Detroit ?nd nhicara exchanged !r. rt'flslons. The Timers won the ener. 3-2, and the White Sox took f second. 2-1. The St. Louis Cardinals took over urth place In the National LeaEue om Cincinnati bv one nercenl- e point by defeating the Reds i: th ends of their twin bill. K-6 and 2. The loop's tatl-enders. Chicago nrt PltUhur°h. divided a double leader. The Cubs grabbed the firs ame, 8-5. s-nd Pittsburgh took th "htcap. 8-8 . It 'took an ei°lith innlne horn un by Ted Williams with on board to cive the Red Sox thei oilble triumph. Ai Znrllla paced a 1-hit first game attack agains hree pitchers with n grand slam omer and two singles. Rearrtcn Wins for Indians Gene Beavden and rookie Mike Garcia combined to pitch the Indians to their first twin triumph of he year. Burden allowed only five ,IU in outlasting Ned Garver in he 12-lnning openev. Garcia hurled six-hit ball for his third vic- ory in the nightcap. Righthander Walter Masterson and first baseman Eddie Robinson collaborated to defeat the Yankees 6-2 In the opener. Masterson stopped the Yanks with six hits. Robinson led the Senators' nine-hit attack with a double and two singles Jackie Robinson's home run In the 13th Inning won the opener fo Brookyln. Homers by Whitey Lock man and Johnny Mize helped Clint Hartung rack up his fifth victory n the ni'htcap as Ralph Branca suffered his first defeat of the season. wedish Blood s Spilled in Legion's Arena A bit of Swedish blood was spilled n the American Legion's wrestling anvas last night as Stocky Knell- en, Walter Sirols and Ecidte Gosett took a tag match decision over Swede Nelson, Jack Stcele and Floyd Byrd In the Legion's big Memorial 3ay event. The blood was spilled by Nelson who was led from the ring In the second fall of the wild tag aftaii with a deep gash over his left eye which was the result of a bruta fistic beating dealt by Gossetl. Blood wurcd freely from the wound Qossett, a tough little grapple: who Is scarcely in his 20's, was callec hi as a last minute substitute fo Prince Omar who notified Promote Mike Meroney that he could no fulfill his engagement here. It wa his first appearance here. Kneilscn, Gossett and Sirols wo the decision by taking two stinlgl falls of the six-man tag event. Th first fall lasted for the near reeoi time of 34 minutes, with Kneilse defeating Stccle in 25 minutes wit a body smother, Gossett defealh Nelson in three minutes with 'apevine toe hold and Sivois wii ing over Byrd in six minutes with crab hold. GosEctt won the second fall al- nost single hamlcdly. It took him nly 10 minutes to eliminate Byrd vitli body slams and o pin and four linntcs later he sent Nelson to the ressing room nursing the cut eye. After that he turned Stccle over to its two partners but had to return Ix minutes later to eliminate the ex-boxer with a body crotch. In the three one-fall prelimi- lary bouts, Gossett defeated Byrd n 10 minutes with n grapevine toe lold, Sirols won over Nelson in five ninutes with body slams arul a front crotch and Knellsen defeated Sleek in five minutes with a stomp hammer lock wo Tilts Tonight n Y-Sponsored League Piny In the nlylhevllle Y r s City oftbull League will be resumed to- ight, wcallier permuting, with cubic-header scheduled for the Valker Park diamond. In the'first game at 8 o'clock the lolland, Mo. entry will meet the lefending champion Sullivan-Nelon nine with the Owens Drug play- ng Ark-Mo Power in the nightcap it 9:30. v Play In the league was postponed ast week due to rain with the exception of a single game which wa; >layed last Wednesday night. J. P. Gaiiolt, Y director, said tha dames rained out last week wouli 'x made up as the season proceeds A full wek has been set aside a mid-season for the purpose of play ing rained out games, he said. 'V Organizes Baseball Team oi Boys Under 75; To Meet Nine in Manila A Blylheville Y baseball tear composed of boys 14 years of fig and under, will play its first gan of the season tomorrow aftenio< meeting a Manila team on the M; ila di'iniond. J. p. Giu-rott. Y director stati lat the team was organized aft number of requests for games rom other kid teams of this area, lad been received. He stated that there is a possi- >llity that a kid team leaeue would be formed in the county. Sports Roundup Huih Fullerlon', Jr. NEW YORK, May 31. (XT)—From line to time, reports have trickled Ills way that Dcrnie Bierman Is Uling on a rather warm spot as linncsotn football coach . . . The •Uest mentioned an apparent dis- grcemenl between Bernie and Aih- etic Director Frank McCormiclc aver "policy." It 'seemed reasonable n view of rather broad hints from other Big Ten schools that Minnesota has been recruiting strenuously. . . . Here, according to some ,juys who should know, Is the pitch >n the situation ... An anti- Biciman alumni faction, they say, is sniping at Bernie through Mc- Cormlck . . . The movement won't get far unless Bierman gets fed up, but a lot of folks think he's just waiting for another old-time Ber- nl Biernuin season to call it quits. . . . That season may come in 1049 . . . You can draw your'own conclusions. The records show that few coaches ever get tired of football, but a lot of them become wears ot, the politicking that goes with it sheriffs office all the Him, and the ••luuiUvc" hadn't even been out ol tow So the ball player was ,5ae"d on probation and sent back to the team. year, elglit per day with two days' kill in possession except while hunt- Ing or returning from a one-day Snake Refuses to Die; Lives 3 Years in Well SIDNEY, Australia —Wj— A larec brown snake has lived ima well al Marryntville, South Australia, for Uiree years. It Icll in there when half-grown and made Us home on the roots of trees which have broken the cement walls of the well. The snake's home Is about seven feet down an Us has no way of escaping. It is in good condition and provides continual debate on how It, manages to get food. Snead, Palmer Meet in Play-Off For PGA Crrwn RICHMOND, Va , May 31. «>>— Sammy Snead, cocky about his new- onncl ability to putt, and Johnny Calmer, whose greens wizardry hus lever been questioned, facet! each other today for the.thirty-liist PGA championship. The first round of the 36-holc finals was scheduled to start'at 10 a.m. <EST> an clthe second round at 2 p.m. over the 6,677 yard Hermitage Snend. of White Sulphur Springs. W. Va. .was making his fourth appearance in the PGA finals. After bowing to Paul Rnnyan in 1938 and to Byron Nelson In 1940. the slammer won Ihe crown in 1942 by downing Jim Turnesn, 2 and 1 When Snead teed off today, lie wits going after his second big tille Tournament at Augusta. Cia., last month—just a week after he had christened a new putter in scoring a playoff victory ln_the Greensboro Open. This was the first PGA finals appearance for Palmer, of Badin, N. C. 41 -Day Women's Bowling Congress Ends Today COLUMBUS. Ohio, May 31 M>)— The 41-day tournament of the Women's International Bowling Congress ends today and $83,784 will be distributed to prl/.c winners. Cecilia Winai-.dy ot Chicago wills $100 and a medal for her 1840 total In all-events: Clara Mataya of St Louis gets S1SO and a medal for the C58 in singles: Ann lilynsevich ant Estelle Svoboda of Chicago, S250 for 1229 in the doubles ami the gears by enterprise learn of Detroit, $500 for 2186 in the team event. Out at Home What probably was the reddes face in Texas WHS displayed the other tiny by Deputy Sheriff Ton Plummer of Travis County, who also owiis the Austin Black Pioneer baseball club ... Bob Long, th district attorney, had been check ,ng over some papers and askct Plummcr about one man who wa listed as n"fue»tive" after havin been indicted last Fall . . . Plum- iner knew right where to find the man; he was one of Tom's players . . . After the athlete had been brought Into court, still wearing his spikes, it was discovered that the warrant had been mislaid in the Dial 4261 Box Office Opens «t I'M Show Starts al 7:30 Tuesday "STAGE STRUCK" Katie Klcllinond Audrey Long Serial: Last Chapter ol "BRUCE GENTRY" Wednesday, Thursday "COPACABANA" Groueliu M;irx Carmen Miranda Andy Itussell Also Shorts Trapshooters Converge On Stuttgart Thursday STUTTGART. Ark., May 31. lift— The Southwest zone and thc.Ark[\n- [TMil sas troop shoots will be held here jointly for font 1 clays, beginning Thursday: Contenders expected include Joe Hcislntul of HiLlsbovo, O., who holds the world's record for the longest run. He shot 1,-lAO birds without miss Arkansas competitors will include Sheriff Bill Smcad of Catndcn, present stntc Ulleholder, mid Julius Petty of Stuttgart, formei 1 state titlist. Some $4,000 in trophies and cash wilt be awarded as prizes. THEATRE OSCEOLA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Boi Office Opens at 1 Week Sisht- Shuw Starts at 1:30 Matinee Saturday & Sunda; at 2 p.m. ffitii continuous showing NEW Bo\ Opens tVeuk Uays 1:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun 1 p.m Cunt Showing Manila, Ark. Shows fcVERV NIGHT Tuesday "MOB TOWN" nilli The East Side Kids Wednesday & Thursday "LETTER TO THREE WIVES" with Jeanne Craln Lintlit Darnell, and Ann Sothern Also Shorts Baseball Games Sought Dewey Stotts of Wilson, manager of a Legion-aged kids baseball team sponsored by the Wilson High School, Is seeking games with Legion or non-Legion youth teams of this area. Interested managers should call the Lee Wilson Company In Wilson. Mr. Stotts sairt. BRAND NEW 9 1 3 cu. FT. Frigidaire Deluxe Model Jim Reichert to Pass Up Big 7-Southwest Meet VAYETTEVILLB. Ark., May 31— 'V>—Jim Rcichert of the University of Arkansas is passing up the annual Southwest-Big Seven track ami field meet al Kansas City Saturday. He'll stay Iierc to receive his degree in graduation exercises. He was to have helped represent the Southwest in the shot put and discus throw. Half milcr Bill Bradford and two 1 milcr James West from Arkansa will compete. Domestic cattle ore believed to hnvc been derived from aurochs, ni extinct species ot cow. Tuesday MURK'S BARGAIN NIGHT All Tickcls 15c' "GREEN GRASS OF WYOMING" Peggy Cumminss Robert Arthur Also Shorts Wednesday & Thursday "DAUGHTER OF THE WEST" (IN CINECOI.OKI Martha Vickers Philip Kecd RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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I'lione 2071 Wednesday & Thursday "FIGHTING FOOLS" \vilh Gorccy ;ind The Bowery Ri.ys News A- Stiorl IM-VTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. SlmH SUirts Weekdays 1:1X1 p.m. .lurrJav and Sunday: Continuoa shutting from l:W) p.m. Tuesday "BORN TO KILL" with Lawrence Ticrncy Claire Trevor, and Walter SIczali Also Shorl Wednesday & Thursday (DOUBLE FUATIIRE) "HARD-BOILED MAHONEY" A-ith Leo Gorccy nnd The Bowery Boy* "A LIKELY STORY" with Rill William and Barbara Hale Also Shorts

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