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nz - BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1949 Five Homers in Eighth Give Phils 12-3 Decision Over flea's; Cards Dump Brooks 7-4 in 14th By Jack Hand fAM»rUt«d Pres* Sport* Writer) Kail th* fifhtinf Phlllle«—new fence-buitlng chimps oJ baseball. Five home runs in a smashing elghth-tnninc rally last night put the 1M9 Phils In the record books alongside the 1939 New York GianUs. No more futile Phils. •» _ Andy Semlnlck. who nicked Cin- dnnatl pitching for three homers lut evening, made the Phi!*' leai distinct because he hammered two In the same inning. That tied major league mark shaved by several players. Tiie last time It was done was by Joe DiMagglo, June 24, IBM. Del Ennis' homer started the big Inning, which opened with Ken Raffensberger enjoyinE a 3-2 lead. Semlnick came next. Before it was over 10 runs were home and Pud- din' .Head Jones. Schoolboy Rowe «r.d Seminlck again had hit the ball out of the park. Scminick's second of the Inning came with two on. AMERICAN In addition to the homers, Jones Just missed (he second lime around with a triple and Gran Hamper's double also crashed against the wall, a few feet short of going into the stands. Raffrnsberjer Kayord Raffensberger went into I he game with a string of 18 successive scoreless inninps. He left in the midst of the eight with a dazed expression. The final score was Philadelphia 12. Cincinnati 3. Counting Seminicks earlier homer, the ' Phils hr.d six lor the night. Only one short of the National League record. And was a new high for a night game. Waren Spahn boosted the Boston Braves' National League lead to two full games by defeating Pittsburgh, 4-1, while both the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers lost. Brooklyn's Don Newcombe blew a 4-1 lead in the ninth and the Dodgers finally succumbed to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 14th. 7-4. on Stan Musial's two-run triple and Chuck Diering's double. Leonard Blank.. Giant: Dutch Leonard silenced the powerful Giants with three singles in Chicago's 3-0 victory over Sheldon Jones. The veteran knuckler had a one-hitter until the eighth. Tommy Hennch, who beat the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night with a homer, added his llth homer and a triple to lead the New York Yankees to a 12-7 victory. The win and Boston's night lass to Cleveland Increased the Yanks' lead to 5',4 games. Lou Boudreau, playing with a broken finger, backed up Bob Lemon's five-hit, pitching with a double and a single as the crippled Cleveland Indians topped the Bed Sox, 8-3. Washington, the surprise team of the league, moved to within 5 1-2 games'of the lead by handing the St. Louis Browns their eighth straight less, 4-1. Eddie Yost's homer with two on capped a four-run rally in the eighth. Detroit again hipped Philadelphia in the 10th:lnning, 5-4, with 1 Hoot Evers the hero. Evers doubled and scored on Johnny Groth's single. In the eighth Evers hit his second homer of the year witli two on to tie the score.' ' Dark Horse Tops Field of State Golf Tournament TEJCARKANA, Ark., June 3. (IF}— For the most part the same old faces made up the championship flight as match play began in the. Arkansas Amateur Golf Tournament at the Texarkana Country Club today. But the perennial top contenders vere riding in the back seat behind a Magnolia darkhorse, Charles Woodard, as they te-.d off for their first 18-hole tests. Woodard was tile only one able to master par on the tricky course in yesterday's qualifying round and was medalist with his one-under 72. He'll have to stave off threats from a strong field to hold his position, however. Pour shot-makers who have won state championships before will try to do it again. They are Vincent Allison, who \vononhishomeoourso at Port Smith last year; lii s fellow townsman. Steve Crcekmore, Sr.; Richard (Bubba) Smart, Pine Bluff, a three time champ, and Johnny Buzick, Jr., Pone.'boro. Neares t to Woodard in qualifying was Bill Clark of Texarkana with a par 73. STAND NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Boston 25 17 Brooklyn 23 19 New York 23 St. Louis 21 Cincinnati Philadelphia Chicago . Pittsburgh . 20 20 16 16 Pet. .595 .548 .548 .538 .488 .488 .410 .381 New York Boston Washington . .. Detroit Philadelphia . . Cleveland Chicago St. Louis 10 LEAGUE W. L. ....27 12 ....21 17 ....23 19 ....22 19 .... 21, 21 .... 18 19 19 SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta Birmingham . Little Rock . Mashville . .. Mew Orleans Chattanooga . Mobile Memphis . .. W. 23 25 25 23 24 20 20 12 Pet. .692 .553 .548 .537 .500 .436 .463 .238 Pet. .590 .531 .556 .548 .511 .416 .416 .213 Yesterday's Results AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 12. Chicago 7. Detroit 5, Philadelphia 4 do in- lings). Washington 4, St. Louis 1. Cleveland 8, Boston 3. NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 7, Brooklyn 4 (14 Innings.) Chicago 3, New York 0. Boston 4, Pittsburgh I. Philadelphia 12, Cincinnati 3. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Little Rock 4. Chattanooga 0. Atlanta 8. New Orleans 7. Birmingham 10. Mobile 6. Nashville 5, Memphis 4. Today's Games AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Chicago (nightl. Washington at St. Louis (night) Boston at Cleveland. Philadelphia at Detroit. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago HI New York St. Louis at Brooklyn Cincinnati at Philadelphia Only games clieduled. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville at Memphis, night. New Orleans at Atlanta, night. Mobile at Birmingham, night. Chattanooga at Little Rock, night. "Musial Not for Sale To Any Club" —Saigh ST. LOUIS, June 3. (X'> —Owner -'red Saigh of the St. Louis Cardinals said yesterday "Stan Musial Is lot for sale to any ball club nor will he be traded." Saigh issued a orief statement js an answer to rumors, circulating n St. Louis and other cities, that he star outfielder might be sold. "We do not Intend to sell any ither Cardinal ball players for cash ilone." Siiigh said. The Cardinal president was criticized for the sale tf pitcher MuiTy Dlckson to the 3 ittsburgh Pirates last spring for i reported $125.000. "Naturally," Saigh added, "if the jpportunity arises to make a trade »neflcial to the Cardinals, we will ike advantage of it, but proposed eals for Mtisinl and certain other iardinnls will not thought." Phillips Motors Smother "Hogs" Razorbacks Held SconUtfs While Victor* Run Wild Scoring In every Inning but the third, Phillips Motor Company burled the Razorbacks under an avalanche of runs for a 27 to 0 win in the first game of the doubleheader in "Y" softball play at Walker Park last night. Only 17 Razorbacks faced th« spcedball merchant Tom Ivy who struck out, 11 and allowed one single to Bryce Layson. Hog left fielder. Meanwhile the Motermen put together 13 hits, live hit batsmen, and nine walks for their run getting scoring 13 in the Initial frame and 11 in the filth as the game was halted by (lie curfew. The Razorbacks were without the services of their regular hurler, Carroll, Glisson, and Hall was exceedingly wild. In the second game, the Blylhe- vllle Motor entry turned on the power In the late Innings and with some aid from the Jaycee (ielriers, who commilleed several mlstr.kes, hammered out a 14 to 7 victory. Through the fourth, it was a battle, the Jaycecs coming up with two markers In the third to take the lead, but the Motormen bounced back with four in the fifth and three In the sixth and were never threatened. Harvey Dorris, pitching for the Jaycees gave up only six hits and walked five while striking out two, Hawkins started on the mound for the Mntormen but was relieved by Ted fisher In the last of the fourth after giving up five hits, walking(our and striking out four. Fisher gave only one hit in the three fi allies he worked.' The B4ix Score First Game Phillips Motor Co. A8 R H Baker ss ..... 5 2 1 Ketchum 3b 3 4 1 Mulllns cf 6 3 2 Hays 2b 4 3 1 Wixson If 2 2 0 James lb 2 4 1 Koonce c ft 3 2 John Duclos If t i 1 Ivy p 4 2 3 Fitzhugh if 2 1 0 Mitchell If o 2 I Demos and Republicans Cross Bats in Diamond Battle Tonight Sports Roundup tU(b Jr. Totals Razorbacks Yoder 3b ... Mai tin rf ... Lipford ss .. Layson If Hardy cf Cathey 2b .. Francis c Pierce lb Hall p Pollard rf ... 34 27 13 AB R H 2 2 2 I 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals H o 1 Sernnd Game Blylhevillc Motor Co. AB R H Armstrong c 5 2 1 Williams 2b 4- 1 i Little If .3 3 i Canada 3b 4 o t Cook cf 3 i o Meharg lb 3 i 5 Dill ss 2 3 1 Hawkins p-rf 3 2 1 Bassctt rf i o 0 Fisher p 2 1 0 Totals 'Jaycees Pattott cf Hall c Lloyd ss H. Don-is p Crowe lb Spradley If Duclos 3b Ralph 2b T. Dorris rf 4 4 3 2 3 1 2 3 1 30 14 6 AB R H even be given Chrysler Sells Horses NEW YORK, June 3. (&,— Waiter P. Chrysler, Ji., sold his 24 racing thoroughbreds yesterday at public auction for a. total price of S221,- 300. Larry S. MacPhnil, one-time baseball bigwig, was the heaviest buyer, paying 527,300 for three fillies. Read Courier News Want Adi you ever tasted! Totals 23 7 6 Murphy Defeats Cusick In Arkansas Open Playoff TEX ARK AN A, Ark., June 3-W) —Tall, wiry Don Murphy today held the Ifl49 Arkansas Open golf championship as further evidence that familiarity with a tournament pays off. His victory yesterday at the Texarkana country Club, where he Is pro, marked the second straight lime a homctowncr had finisheii on top in the event. At Port Smith last year, an amateur from the host club, Vincent Allison, shored the title with w. A. (Pinky) Mea- ghcr of Magnolia., another amateur. Murphy won the crown by four strokes in a nine-hole playoff with Andy Cusick, North L'ttle Rock professional. They tied over the regulation 36-holc distance with three-undcr-par 143's. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday "FRONTIER REVENGE" with Lash Larae Cartoon & Serial "Ix»l Jungle" Saturday Owl Show "SKY DRAGON" wilh Charlie Chan Also Cartoon Sunday, Monday & Tuesday Warner N«w» 4 Short NEW YORK, June 3—<ypy—That path you can see leading to Hackensack, N.J, was worn by major league scouts going to watch Stan Pitula pitch for Hackensnck High School . . . Stan just won ten games this season, making it 16 straight for two years, but seven were shutouts and two were no- litters . . . Three errors marred' those no-hit sjnmes, one seven and on nine innings, but he didn't walk like a man either . . . Stan also missed a perfect game against Ridgewood when the first-man scratched a single and he retired the next 21 ... For tile season, pltula's record shows 18 lilts, 12 walks 143 strikeouts and four runs, all unearned, in 12 Innings. He also is .he best hitter on the team . . . Anybody got a high school star who can beat that? All Burned Up This dispute probably will have ,o go to Happy chandler for a ruling, though it is now being de- lated in Boston Suburban Municl- M) Softball League . . . Seems the Somerville, Mass., fireman's team was to meet Maiden at 10 ajn. one day this spring ... At 8:14 a lire alarm was sounded. At 8:23 there was another and at 10:45 the multiple alarm sign flashed . . . Naturally he fire laddies didn't show up at he ball field. The umpire waited L half hour, the' ordered the game forfeited to Maiden . . . League officials, on a close vote, upheld he ump, but the chief and the nayor of Sonimerville are protest- ng that the game should scheduled. •7 Arthur l'd«on WASHINGTON, June 3. MP»—The Democrats play the Republicans tonight In llielr annual Congressional baseball game. And experts—the same ones who sild that Dewey would be our next president—predict played contest. a first clas*, welj Southern League Race Marks Time As Leaders Win By Tlie Associated Presi The Southern Association's si-/. .- tllng race marked lime last night as all of the Uip Jour teams won. First place Atlanta nipped New place Bir Orleans 8 to 7. Second ™ _ rnira place Lit ,, T l e ,,? e .W'i; s .*°" la . stJ ' ca .''.' V Chattanooga. 4 . mingham downed Mobile 10 to 6 ' an estimated 24-11. They would be favored to repeat, except that Rep, ""—•-- (D-Ga) has been feeling Wheeler poorly. Wheeler is a good pitcher, by be re- One Mlnut: Sports Pag* Lee "Sonny" Mitchell, who was one-man track team lor White O»k High In the Texas schoolboy meet, will enter Southern Methodist U. next fall. He's also rated as a terrific football prospect . . . Twin brothers, Bob and Bill Carey, liktly will be the regular ends on the Michigan State football team next fall. Bob, the bigger of the pair. Is B-4?i tall and weighs 220 . . . The Chicago Cubs claim their decrease in home attendance this spring, as compared to last year, is due entirely to the weather. Court Denies Appeals Of 3 Banned Pitchers NEW YORK. June 3. If) — The United States Court of Appeals yesterday denied the request of three former major league baseball players that they be re-inststed immediately. The trio is banned from baseball for five years lor jumping to the Mexican League in 1946. Today's ruling, written by Chief Judge Learned Hand and concurred in by Judges Thomas W. Swan and Jerome N. Prank, pointed out that It would '-'seem highly desirable" the players' damage suits charging organized baseball with violations of the anti-tnist acts be "brought to trial as soon as possible." The players are Danny Gardclla. one-time pitcher with the New York Giants; Max Lanier and Fred Martin, former St. Louis Cardinal pitchers. Woodcock Kayoes Mills In 14th; to Fight So void LONDON, June 3 <iT>— Bruce Woodcock, a fugitive from ring oblivion, is being hailed today as worthy foe for American Lee Savold in their Sept. 6 bout which Britain, »t least, terms a world heavyweight championship affair. Woodcock retained his British, empire and European heavyweight titles last night at White City Stadium by knocking out world light heavyweight king Freddie Mills, also of England, In the 14th round. . bfought ' the to re ° ar ° of 5 Congressional standards. In fact, he was about the only pitcher on either team who could get the ball over last year. So if Chief Justice Vlnson shows any control on his opening pitch, he's liable to have steady work on the mound. GOP Situation Vague The Republican situation Is somewhat vague. Rep. Bishop <R- 111), a former tailor, coal miner, .elcphone lineman and pro baseball player, manages the Republicans. And he craftily has refused Rive any hint of his starting pitcher, If any. Bishop, by Che way. IB a remarkable example of durability. He'll open at second base for the Republicans. On June 29, Bishnp will be 59 years old. Some of the Congressmen liave proved to be surprisingly spry. Hep. Case (R-SD) runs after dropped fly balls like a startled rabbit. (It should be explained that in Congressional games fly balls are rarely -auglit.) Rep. Rivers (D-SC) takes a nice! :ut at the ball. Hits it, too. some-i times. And Rep. Harris (D-Aik),! in addition to his chores of Dem-' ocratic manager, also Is pretty fair! country catcher. -In case you wonder whv your' congressman Is cavorting 'around i this way, there's a good reason. The game Is sponsored by the Washing- j ton Evening star, and the proceeds! go to underprivileged children. Blytheville Man In Third-Place Trap Shoot Tic W. H, Holcombe, Blytheville implement dealer and a member of the Blytheville Gun Club, tied for third in the Rice Belt Handicap trap shoot at Stuttgart Thursday with 98 breaks out of R possible 100. The handicap was won by Julius Petty of Stuttgart, seven times Arkansas state champion. Tying with Holcombe /or third place honors was R. Gaude of, Natchez, Miss. Pour Soulhwest open events were scheduled for today in the second of four days of competitive trap shooting. Senior male contenders fire at 200 targets from the 16-yard line in one event. The lady and junior winners were to be determined on 100 shots. division, edging out Memphis 5 to The batters found It tnugh going at Little Rock. Each club made only four hits, but the Travs found nine walks of considerable assistance. The victory was the seventh for Al Plechota against two losses Piechoia had a no-hitter until the sixth, when Earl Wooten singled Hal Quick, Nashville shortstop, clouted a double with two mates on base In the eighth to give the Vols their victory. Ralph Brown's double scoring two tallies and Lloyd Gearharfs two-run homer In the fourth led Atlanta over the pels. Birmingham's Barons grabbed a five run lead in the first inning and coasted In. Southern President Charlie' Walker Park Pool to Open Saturday p.m. C. G. Redman, president of the Chlckasaw Athletic Club, announced today that the Walker Park swimming pool, which is operated by tht club, will open for the 1949 season tomorrow afternoon at !:15. Cleaning of the pool was completed yesterday, Mr. Redman said, pool It will be filled today, will be - managed again The this year by Coach Russell Mosley. The pool -vlll be open daily, Mi- Redman said, between the hours of 1:15 and 9 p.m. except on Saturday's when the hours will be 1:15 and 6 p.m. Billy Bob Elliott has been employed »•; life guard at the pool. Hurth announced he had suspended and fined two Chattanooga players for delaying a game at Little Rock by a protracted argument with »n umpire Wednesday night. Bobo Newsom was suspended for five days and fined $50, and Manager George Wyatt was suspended for three days and fined $25. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS HI June 3. r.-Vi—IUSDA)— Kogs 9.503; fairly active; steady to 25 higher than Thursday's average: bulk good and choice 180-220 Ibs 22.00-2255; top 22.2S; 220-240 Ibs 21.75-22.00: 240-300 Ibs 20.75-21.85: around 375 Ibs 10.25: 140-170 Ibs 21.00-2200; 100-130 Ita 19.00-20.75; good sows 400 Ills down 18.25- 19.50; over 400 Ibs 16.50-18.00; stags 12.50-1500; few 15.50. Cattle 900; calves 850; generally about steady; a few good to choice yearling steers to 28.00 with odd lots good 27.00-27.50: good to low choice heifers and mixed yearlings 26.50-27.75; common and medium 22.00-25.50: medium and good bulls 21.CO-2225; cutter and common bulls 18.00-20.00; good and choice vealers 27.00-31.00; common and medium 21.00-26.00. Platinum was called unripe gold and thrown back Into the streams to "ripen" by early day Indians in South America. for 15 rounds, was witnessed by -- — D „ „«..*.. 46.000 fans who paid 5280,000. Each Last night's attraction, scheduled fighter received $56,000. 100% LOANS FOR VETERANS Only 10% Down For Non-Veterans Just think, for a small earnest-money deposit you mar now **iire one of these new modern In-o bed rooni homes, now •nder construction. Many »re makinj thtir selection. „ rome whik you may choose. BMBlifully rtrsljmed. atnnlily built, some have picture win- downs. In new subdivision. Coll or See MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LUMBER COMPANY or Holly Development Corp. SPECIAL ON ATTIC FANS • 30" Fan - - - - $65 » 36" Fan $75 » 42" Fan $85 Sheet Metal Work of All Kinds FRANK SIMMONS TIN SHOP 117 South Broadway Phone 2651 >£ag>.^^^ KENTUCKY'S KEY TO HOSPITALITY It ia worth noting that ONE genuine sotir mash bourbon, naturally distilled and aged on the same exclusive • ' • ' * family recipe lince 1870, ig First Choice among KentuckianB who know bourbon best. «unnym«rf«. Joivhon County, K.ntetr Wltributed bj .MOON DISTRIBUTING Lit He Rock. Arkansas KENIUCKT STUAICHT «OU8»OH WHISKEY 100 riOOF • BOMO» 1801 West Main Phone .1115 CAN YOU STOP IN TIME? By Popular Request We're Repeating This 3 DAY BRAKE INSPECTION SPECIAL • FRIDAY • SATURDAY • MONDAY $OOO 2 We were unable In accommodate all the people who wished to lake advantage of this special offer last istck . . . M> we're repeating it. This complete brake inspection and adjustment involves seven different operations, so yon can we Hint \our S2.00 is well spent. Rt sure abont your Brakes . . . come down to Blytheville Motor Co. one of lhe»e three days, either Hay or night. Blytheville Motor Co. Broadway & Chickosowba Phont 4422 Armorel Tigers' Gam* In Ridgley it Delayed Manager Marion Dyer of the Armore! Tiger* said today that the game tonight between the Tigers and Ridgley, Tenn., scheduled for the Ridgley diamond, has been postponed until tomorrow night. A conflict u> dales caused th« postponement of the same, Dyer said. Ridgley had previously scheduled a game with another team JOT tonigiit. Tomorrow night's game will be the !r!st of a series of two with th» Ridgley club with the Tigers meeting the Tennesseaiis on the Amojjl, diamond Sunday afternoon at 2:33. Hoi Office Opens at 7 WiTk Nijhta Show Starts at 7:3« Matinee Saturday & Sunday at 'i p.m. witij continuous showing. Friday & Saturday "Song' of the Sierras" .llmm.T Wakely "Lasses" White Stria!: Chapter 1 of "REX AND RINTY" Saturday Midnight S Starts 10:15 p.m. "MILLION DOLLAR WEEKEND" Gen* Rarnan4 Francis Lederer NEW Box Opens Week l)«ji 1:06 pjm. Matinee Saturday * Sunday Sat-Sun.-l p.m. Cant Showing Manila, Ark. Shorn EVERT NIGHT Friday 'SAN FRANCISCO' with Jeanette MacDonald Also Short! Saturday 'CHEYENNE WILDCAT* with Bill Elliott Also Short! Saturday Owl Show "CASBAH" Also Short! Sunday & Monday 'HILLS OF HOME' with Lassie Also Short* Show sum Weekday* 7:1* p.nv Uurday and Sunday: Continua showing from !:•<) p.m. Friday & Saturday "BEYOND THE PECOS" with Rod Camernn Fui7j- Knight and Eddie Dean "BANJO" with Sharjn Moffett, Jacqueline White, and Walter Rred Serial: "Riders »f Death Valley* Chapter 1 Serial: "Son nf Ibc Guardsman" Chapter 1 Also Cartoon Saturday Midnight Show "DICK TRACY vs. CUEBALL" wilh Morjc»n Conway and Anne Jeffreys Serial: "Jesse .lamts RWes Again" No. W Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday "THE PERILS OF PAULINE" »ifh Btlty Hntlnn and John Lund Also Cartoon and Late World News

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