The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 29, 1949 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 29, 1949
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' MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 194» BLYTHEVTLLE (A«.) COURIER Chicks Lack Depth In Backfield; Line To Be Strong Point Bj Ge«rge Clark Cwirier Newt Sporti tdiior In spite al the fact that 17 lettermen from last year's state championship squid have returned to tiie fold, Coicli Russell Motley and his aide Coach John Staples, find themselves confronted with a rather knotty problem In hueing a winning combination for their Blytheville High School Chicks In the state higli school football circles this tall. With one week of the four-week pre-ieason training period already past, things have brightened a little but the Chickasaw chieftains are still wondering about one big problem-backfield depth. From all earlj Indications, that appears to be the bi e hurdle standing between the "' ' i »nd mother good season in the opinion of this writer. material seems to be pleutl-* it to date, only 13 backs have reported to practice regularly and only six of these have had any previous high school experience to speak of. The other semi are loyal, hardworking lads and probably will play some football this fall, but considering the Chicks' lough schedule. they will be greatly handicapped by inexperience. To field a fast, liard-hilting start- iiiK backfield would b« no problem for the tribal mentors. There's enough returnins lettermen (or that. But when you yet past those first four, there's not much left. Buddy Donnrr and B. B, Gee, who shared the blocking back duties last year, are both back again this fall as are Charles (Ruffi Lutes, the hula-hipped left halfback, Robert Reid, the hard-plunging fullback, and little Roger Lum. the dimuni- live Chinese lad who lettered at a halfback slot last year. That, in all probability will be Coach Mosley's starting four. At present, the backfield reserve nover consists of this: Mel Hay. who passed and punted for the Paps last year, who should fit in well at a halfback spot. Mel has the size but lacks high school experience. Bonnie Gentry and Louis Anderson who lettered last year but lack size. Dick Reirt who played a little at blocking Armorel Tigers Gain 4-3 Verdict Over Jonesboro The Aiinorcl Tigers pushed across our run in Die ninth Inning yesterday afternoon to nose out the JoncEboro Red Sox 4-3 In a thriller at Armorel Park. A. \V. 'Fritz) went the route for the Timers well scattering .seven hits. Kenny Caldwell worked for Jonesboro and was nicked for IB base hits. A two base error and four consecutive bunts gave the Tigers the winning tally. Two of the bunts went for base hits and one resulted in the potential winning run beinic thrown out at the plate. J. L. Horton, Leon Ashby and Clem Whistle led Armorers hitting with each getting two hits. Charley Keller act two hits for Jonesboro. Next Sunday the Timers will meet Maiden. Mo., at Armorel Park. Box score: Jones Horn VHOPPER—Record dolphin or the North Carolina coast is his 35 ',i -pounder which Barbara Jean Deans has a tail-hold on at Morehead City. This species ordinarily come in 10 to 20- pound sizes. Paul Dixort of Greensboro took the big one. O'Kane v! . Mitchell ss Kr>ller 2b .. Moon cl .. Perry 3u .. Johnson c . back for the Chicks last fall but nilliam If Sfcrt to get In enoueh quarters Lanc?siilre ^Tttet'• Caldwell p Tom Callis was out all year in 1(48 but played yen,' little. A willing youngster but lacking in size. Freddie Smith, another sqitadman i Horion list year who saw very little ac- Carson rf tion and Bobby O'Nenl. a young n. rf.-l|l ih'' speedster who had some junior high i A=riby lb Vols, Barons Win Twin Bills In Dixie League By The Associated Preu j What's left of the Southern Asso- R H c ' at ion pennant race belongs almost , , entirely to the Nashville Vols and the Birmingham Barons. Totals Armorel 34 3 1 AB R H experience. runtint. Paifine a Problem Those are the extras from which Coach Mosley must pick his ball totins substitutes which are M> necessary in the making of > winning team. Punting 'and passing apjiears to be another problem for Mosley and he's started out early to find someone io nil Jack Elliott's shoei and handle the throwing and kicking. Hight now it looks like Lutes and Kay will take care of the passing and Gee and Hay the punting. Diet- Reid. however, has come up with a good throwing avm «nd may see some action in that department. While Mniley 1« singinjf the blues over his backfield outlook. Coach Slaples should have but a few worries with his forward wall material. At all positions he will have lettermen candidates, including some laris that pack around a lot of ''S starting tackles of last year, J. A. Lloyd and Jim Berry, are hack along with Bill Boyd, a 200- pounder who won a "B" last fall. Coleman Borowsky, the other tackle who earned a letter last year, has not reported as yet but should play some football when and if he does. Then there are several other tnckle candidates, including Eugene Koonce, who was out last year and Bill (Buzzy) Wunderlich. a ' 200- pounder up from tht Junior rank* who Is expected to give someone * run for the money for a substitute berth this year. At guards. Coach h«ve Jimmy Gainer, a returning last year regular who ii » little trimmer than he was last year and should be a little quicker afoot this fall. Leroy Criner. a letter winner Wilson rf Workman 2b Whistle e ... West p Totals .... 4 .... 3 4 4 4 .... 4 4 4 .... t HOIITHKRN LKAGUK No games scheduled. NATIONM SI. Louis at Boston, night. Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, night. Cincinnati at New York, night. Chicago at Philadelphia, night. AMERICAN LEAGCT Philadelphia at Detroit, night. Boston at Cleveland, Washington at St. Louis, night. Only games scheduled. defensive guard. Left end and cent now, the question spots of Staples' forward wall. J. C. (Booger) Droke, who lettered at the pivot post last fall. Is back and with a year's experience under his belt, appears to be the No. 1 candidate for the spot vacated by all-stater R. B. Hodge, His only opposition at present is from Zlmer Richardson, a good looking lad who played regularly for the Paps la&t year. Marvin Hall will be back at on* of the terminals. He held down right end for tht Chlcki In '48 and | probably will get that position with- staples will out much of a fight this year. At left end, left vacant by Denny ' There arc two more weeks of playing but third place Mobile is out of | the running unless tiie Bears come up with (he greatest stretch run In Southern Association histnrv anc unless Birmingham and Nashville b-th fall apart. Nashville was outhit by the feeble Atlanta Crackers In both games of a double header yesterday but still won, 1-5 and 5-4. Birmingham beat, Chattanooga 10-3 and \-1. Mobile fell further back, in Ihe race with n 8-4 loss to Little Rock. Th» New Orleans Pels took «-l and 3-1 lickings from Memphis but remained in fourth place. Atlanta mid Nashville put on the usual home run demonstration in the Vols' tiny sulphur Dell. The homers were hit by Banm Tay. Curl Sawatski and Joe Uamalo of Nashville and Country Brown and Pitcher Bill Kennedy. Atlanta. The Birmingham - Chattanooga tames were supposed to be in celebration of "Bobo Ncwsom Day." But the day didn't turn out so well for the far travelled Chattanooga pitcher even though tans flooded him with gifts. Umpire Paul Roy thumbed Bnto out of the second game for arguing over a decision. Ralph Atkina of Birmingham made Bobo and the Ixjokouts more miserable with three home runs. Rain and mud weren't too much for Mobile but Little Rock wag. Tiie game was played on a soggy I Held after • two-hour rtelav. A scc- n. right ond game was postponed." PAGE SEVEM Yanks Gain Ground with Twin W/n But Lose Tommy Henrich Sports Roundup By J*> Relchler 4 Awoclated rrw SporU Writer The New York Yankees won a doubleheader yesterday and picked up a game and "a half on the Boston Red Sox, but faced the future today with nothing but gloom. The American League leaders may be forced to play the remainder of the season without Tommy Henrich, their star outfielder. Tommy Injured his back severly In the first game while attempting to catch a. line drive off the bat of Chicago's Charl'/: Kress. A six'-run ninth inning rally gave the Yankees the first game over the White Sox, 8-7. The Yanks also won the nlglitcap, 7-5. with darkness halting proceedings after eight Innings. The doubleheader triumph enabled the Yankees lo their first place margiti to three games over the Red Sox who dropped an 11-iiinlng game to the Indians In Cleveland. 2-1. The second game of that scheduled doubleheader was called off in the fourth inning because of darkness. The Indians were In front, 2-1. Cards win Two III the National, the front-running St. Louis Cardinals Increased their lead over Brooklyn to two ami a half games by sweeping u doubleheader from the Boston Braves. 0-7 and 7-1. Te Dodgers troimced Pittsburgh. 9-0, but lost half a length. Detroit solidfi' ' its fourth place position in the American, thumping the Philadelphia Athletics, 6-4. Washington and St. Louis divided n twin bill in their private battle for seventh place. The Senators walked off with an easy 13-2 victory in the opener, but the Browns won the second game. 4-3. Philadelphia and Chicago split the Phils coming back to win the second game. 8-2, alter the Cubs had won Ihe opener, 7-4. The Giants also escaped with a split defeating Cincinnati, 4-2, after losing the first game. 10-3. Home runs accounted for six Si. Louis runs in the first game Stan Musial slammed a three-run homer, his 2Cth of the season, and N'!>r>y Jones clouted two. Don Ncwcombe pitched his vc- ond successive shutout for the Dodgers, holding the Pirates to four hits. Canny and Cortez Will Swap Holds With Tricky Pair William (Wild Bill) Canny, the Kansas longhie, \iil) bring along [ 23 Shawnee Grid Hopefuls Out tor Drills JOINER, Aug. 29 — TwflH.V- thiee hopefuls. Including nine lettermen from last year's squad, are holding daily workouts nt Sliawnee High School line In preparation tor Shawnee's opening contest with Harrisburg Sept.. 18. Coach W. C. Hook is sending his charges through OIK- practice dally at present but in the next day or two, it is expected that twiee-a-day drills will begin. The Indians' prospects received a jolt last week when Billy Chllders wlio lettered at tackle last year, stated that ho would not go out for football this fall. Cliildcrs was bcliii; counted on by Coach Rook to fill in the tackle berth left vacant by Qimng Jeu the big tackle that was lost through graduation. At present it looks like Sminv HJSSins will be called on to (ill the big hole al quarterback that Willie (Deaconl James hold down last year. Charles Laiiderdnlc will move into Higi;in.s' guard position and Eddie Adams will shirt over to right halfback with Aubrey Robertson going lo fullback. Marcus Sulcer Is the most likely candidate for the vacant tackle post and Joe Adams. Brice Richards and Leon Speck arc fighting It out for a vacant end |«sition. Bill Welch, end; Paul Bell, center and Johnny Harrison, halfback, are almost cinched for their respective positions. v Coach Rook said he is expecting lots of help /mm Tommy Lurue. Bobby Speck. Pniil Chllders. James Kiniicy. Sliclton Harrison and John D. Sammons. The Green and dold Club, newly organized booster organlation, has made arrangements for additions to the lighting system and the Pepsi cob Rattling Companv at West Memphis will install a large score board. •«gh Jr. HOW THEY STAND Birmingham g] Chauanotiga By Skipper Tatrlrk (For Hu(h fullcrton, Jr.) KANSA8 OITY, Aug. ». (AP) — j Little Rock Tonight, will tx homecoming for " nine former Kama* City Blues now doing baseball business with the New York Yankees. Scheduled to appear with the American League leaders in an exhibition against. NPW York their farm clnb are ex-nlues: Huston Pitchers Tommy Byrne and Clar- Cleveland SOUTHERN LKAGUE W L Nashville 85 51 56 76 61 71 66 64 74 62 75 . 58 80 . 55 86 Mobile New Orleans Atlanta Marshall; outfielders Johnny | Detroit Lindell. cilll Mapes and Hunk i Philadelphia Bauer; catchers Charley Silvera and I Chicago Gils Niarhos; shortstop Phil Hi?.- ! Hi. Louis zuto and second baseman Jerry Washington A.MKKICAN LEAGUE W L T7 46 75 49 71 52 .. 71 . 66 .. 51 .. 44 .. 41 Pet .612 .591 .555 .518 .464 .453 ,420 .390 Pet .631 .605 .577 .559 ,537 .4081 .349 dls his K;msas St- Louis 35 4 10 Ex-Chick Gridder Sees .Action in All-Star Tilt CORPUS cimisTi, Tex. AUK. 29 —'/IN—Two touchdown passes earned the east tcnm a 12-7 victory over the west in the fii'.st annual national high school all-star football game here Saturday. Three Arkansas playern, Denny Gentry, nlythevllle; Jimmy Prewett. Smnckover. 8 nd Henry Kansas iou«Jiie, uill brine along ^^n^^^^.i, mm ivcury rn/,- Cliico Cortcz. the Mexican bad bos- E ' bl)on ' uulc '«"*• played for tiie tonight to team with him in the " cst ' __^ Coleman, . . Yogi Be»ra spring training with City, but didn't make the ro.Uor. . Tivo other former Blues. Dick Kvr- hoski and Jack Phillips, were with j Brooklyn . tli" Yankees earlier In the season. I l! ' s 'on Yankee Maimger Casey Stengel Is ; IMilladelphm a native Kansas Cilian. He played ' |^ v York . prep Iwll for K.C. Central High ami ' "'"'""'Bh lat«r mimased the Blues—in 1045 when the club Mulshed last. Kansas City now stands seventh in Hie AiiirrU-an A.vsociation .standings. NATIONAL I.KAGUE W L 17 47 49 ! Cinciiiiiatl | Chicago . . 71 64 63 61 .... 57 . , . 5(1 .... 40 Pet .621 .602 .520 .504 .496 .467 .407 .386 If horses had their choice there would prob.ibly be a lot of equine preferences voted for the harness rarina tr;u-k at Scdiilln. Mo. The craml circuit came to Missouri for the first time ill 76 years last week tor a 4-day stand at the -slate (air. The tiotiers evidently like the place. They rearranged three world records. W. H. Crane's Good Time set a new work mark when he clipped otf a 2-heal time of 4:10 1-5. Our Time, owned by the Good Time Stables .contributed " heat of 2:02 3-5, and K. J. Slaycs 1 2-year old Lusty Song won his heat in 2:02 2-5, tops /or colt.s of his age. Allrnllim F»»lb:ill Howls Missouri Valley College (Marshall. Mo.>. which has played to two past season lx>wl games each of Ihe past two seasons, will have another great small eollcp,t! foolbull team Ihis full. . . . Several mi'jor universities failed to lure Tim Wright, lgO-|K)und -sophomore [rom Chicago, away from Coach Volney Ashinrd's Vikings. . . . Wrlglit. as a sophomore last season, was the punter in the midlands. Number Nine Defeats Tigers Of Luxora 4 to 3 The Number Nine Nineri outlasted the Luxor* Ti»er» 4-1 In t K»me at Number Nine jetferdiy afternoon. Orovtr Whittle hurled for thi Nlners and set the vUltori down with seven hits while hii team mates were combing two Luxor* pitchers for seven hits. Glen Buneh paced Number Nine with four hit* In four times at bat. Charley Hicks started for Lu«- ora but was rr'leved in the liit* by J. T. Conners. Next Sunday th? Niners will pl.j the James store Nine of Htyrt, Mo . on the Number Nine diamond. Box score: I.lltora R. Wlxsor s.i .. Coleinan 2b Wright cf Bennett If P. George if Baker lb C. Wlxson in ix> S. George ,\ Kokeliderfer c Ixxi Smith Hicks p \\ Conners p Yestrrdav'f Results SOtri'llKKN M-MCUR Memphis 1J|> and Coming The Nebraska Corntiu.skcrs, pills in midland football in war year.s. figure to make a .stride upward this fall. king |>re- long The 1948 squad, should reserve of the win another monogram this fall Jjjvv Phillips, the other returning ^rrt letterman his not reported • s yet but Is rxpected to any day to battle with Criner for the ipot left vacant by the graduation of L. W. Fitzhugh. Daniels Looks Good Larry Daniels, a newcomer to Ihe squad, has been looking good In practice and may see considerable service this fall. He's another 200- Gentry's graduation. Mai Gllrley and Carl Bean, a couple of returning lettermen, are battling with big John Paul Hutcherson. who Is fresh up from the Paps, for the starting role, but most observers seem to think Hutcherson has the Inside track. Thomas Prince, another end letterniEin, has not reported to dat*. These boys, plus several others who were with the Chicks last year but played only a few quarters and some graduated juniors who need only experience, constitute Coach Staples' line material and from the looks of things now the Chicks will have a forward wall that will out- Tin.nv.,1 «*"wni%.« *.uu- tinrc- « 1UI * HI U Wall lnil Wl pounderj,nd_ probably will run »t average last year', in weight. Championship Tilt in City League Set for Tuesday The championship game of Ihe City Softball League's playoff between the Ark-Mo KiloVattcrs and the Blytheville Motor Company Mo- torrnen, which was postponed due to rain Friday rlfht. will be played tomorrow night, league officials said this morning. The game was scheduled for Walker Park at 8 o'clock tomorrow night on agreement of the managers of the two teams, the announcement said. The game will marie an end to the league's season. Winner of tomorrow night's game will be awarded a championship trophy by J. W. Adams, league president, in c*remonlea following the contest. tag match main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Canny and Cone?, will mr.tch their brawn and wrestling know- how against that of Joe and llalpb Oarabaldl in the 90-minute time limit, best two of three falls feature bout. Tonight's appearance will be the first here in nearly a year for the prattling Cortez. who is considered by many wrestlers as one of the toughest opponents in the game. He is > student of rough and tumble wrestling and should team well with Canny who likes to play rough. Welch and Garabaldl, though dc- •sctpies of scientific grappling, are good mixers and Iwve a fpiv tricks of their own when it comes to Wow for blow combat. Welch hns long been an enemy of Canny and their rued is expected to highlight tonight's performance. In addition to the main event, two one-fall preliminary bouts are on the card with Canny meeting Garabaldi and Cortez takinj on Welch. Husker.s won't beat Oklahoma, but : Coach Bill Gln.ssford's boys will be i lough. ... In your luluie bock write the name of Prank ailva, I1LVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. Sliow S>l;irli Weekdays J:W) p.m anrl Sunday; Cuntioaou twin* from l:(MJ p.m. JL;isr Tintr 1 TWO BK; HITS Cary Ornnt — l.ureLU Vnunc THE BISHOP'S WIFE" —ALSO— •- Basy Dock* During 1M7, 1.800,000 traiis-At- latitic passengers were carried to Great Britain by tea and air »nd the Southampton docks handled 577.000 passengers for an all-time record. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWES'! ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Sot* on Sate it th« L««io« Arena from « p.m. E»«ry Mondiy Monday, Aug. 29 ADULTS 50c — CHILDREN 1S« New Starting Ti»c 8:15 BOX SEATS ISr EXTRA rr«a TAG MATCH JOE WELCH & RALPH GARIBALDI versus BILL CANNY & CHICO CORTEZ Also Tw« T-Fall 30-Minute Matches Conny Gorabaldi Cortez VS. Welch SKY Hor Of/ire Opens al 7:00 Show Starts al 7:30 DRIVE-IN THEATER MONDAY IS "BUCK NIGHT" FOR ALL DODGE OWNERS All Dodge Owners Admitted for Just $1 Monday Night Feature EVERY GIRL SHOULD BE MARRIED" with FRANCHOTTONI and DIANA LYNN 2 MiUi North of Blytherille — Regular Admission SOc ••x OHke Opens at 6:45 — Shew Starts at 7:30 . Nc\v Orlcnus l-l 'second uiiinc cnlli .1 in Hie (ifllj. ( atul r;i:nV Nashville 7-5. Atliinl.i r>--l l.lnlc Ruck G, Mulnlc -1. iKffoiid ^iinc postponed. diUkiuvsNi. Biriningliuin 11M. Cliuttuiui K( iii A.UKKICA.V New York K-7, Chicago 1-5. iSec- 'md same called end eighth, tlaik- Detroil C. Philadelphia •!. Washington i;t-:t, st. l.ouls 2-4. Cleveland 2. Boston 1. (Second game called In fourth, dnrkncsa). NATIONAL I.KAGIIK Cincinnati 10-2. New York 3-1. i Second game called end seven and one-half Innings, dnrkne.<s>. Brooklyn 8. Pittsburgh o St. I .OH Is 0-7, Boston 7-1. Chicago 7-2. Philadelphia 4-8. .sophomore halfback, of the Oklahoma Sooners. . . . Tulsn's Golden Hurrlenne, anolher footnull great In exile, promises to come roaring IMC kin Missouri Valley competition. Coach Buddy Brothers has an overhauled stuff. Totals N'unilit-r Mollini'.suT Oel.onc c fURll 21) II. Fliiiuer l.cdhtMlor If Ih AB .. S .. 1 .. 4 .. 3 .. 4 .. 1 .. 3 .. 1 .. 2 .. 1 20 AH . 4 . 3 Totals 'XI groin id ou' for 4 11 In Otli. around out '<• Wlxnon tn for Kokenderfer NEW BUT Opens Week f)ayj 7:M p.m. .Matinee Saturday * SnM,,, Mal.-Sun. j p, m , v , nt Sh.wiM Manilo, Ark. Sliowi KVEKV NIGHT Last Time Today 'MA & PA KETTLI" with M»rjori. Main Tuesday 'BLONDE MENACE" with Ptnnj Rln(l«Ua Al» Sh«rU TIMl THEATRE OSCEOLA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Box Office Opens a( 7 ffxk Show SUrtj at 1:M Mati.ilee Saturday « Sunday at I p.m. with rnnlinuoM 'T<nte THE GREAT SINNER Pirrk Ava Gardner SIMvyn Dontlal Tuesday MURK'S HAXr.AIN NIGHT! Ail Mckeu l,i« "SHAMROCK HILL" I'resy Ryan Kay .McDonald Also Shorts "JUNGLE JIM" Johnny \Vtlssmuller Virginia Grey RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SKY -LINE DRIVE-IN THEATER Monday & Tuesday ' FiiFTmw; -MlSkETEERS !*~*.LANA TURNER GENE'KELLY JUNE ALLYSON VAN'HEFLIN ANGELA" LANSBURY i Miles North at Rljthtrflh BOT ORice Opens it 1:4* Shon SUrli 1:M Last Time Tonight 'EVERY GIRL SHOULD BE MARRIED" with Franrhol Tone, Diana l.ynm Tuesday & Wednesday "THE CLAY PIGEON" with Mil WllllaM aa4 Barbara Hak A(traeU«u

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