The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 6, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 6, 1949
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PACK XTGBT BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNK «, 1«4» Cotton Pickers Lose First Tilt To Memphians 75 to 7 Who Hit Blytheville Pitcher's Offerings The Blytheville Cotton Pickers finally got lo open their 1949 season yesterday afternoon afler being mined out In two previous attempts but they got off to a bad start, losing 15 to 7 lo the Blackburn-Stevens nine ol Memphis In » game played in Bellevue Park In Memphis. Errors hurt the Pickers' cause as* they threw away the game in the j Hm c( late innings, Coach James Fisher used four pitchers in an effort to Weinberg ib .... Spjres ss come back after falling far behind In the late Innings but none could quite make the grade. In oilier gamps involving Mississippi Couniy Legion teams the Osceola Junior nine continued its winning way l>y edging Marked Tree 9 to 8 In 10 innings and West Memphis had a field day trouncing Uix- ora '22 lo 3 on l\vo hits. Lefthander Don Bunch started on the mound for the Pickers and worked five innings before being relieved by Tommy Phillips. Gene Shanks and Mack Hay worked the final Innings of Ihe gnme in that order. Mayo went the roule for Memphis, giving up 12 hits while teammates were collecting but nine off Blytheville's pitching. Pitchers Battle Through 10 Innings At Marked Tree both Hasketl of Osceola and Frazier of Marked Tree went the full 10 innings In a bang- up offensive battle. Haskett gave up eight hils over the extra inning route and Frazier was touched for 10. At Luxora Louis Carpenter, ace of the West Memphis mound corps, struck out the first 12 Luxora bat-, ters before retiring in favor of his' Blirne " -' brother, P. Carpenter, who finished ?hcek Ib the contest. The Carpenter brothers allowed only two hits in the seven-inning conflict while the West Memphis batters were collecting 22 off two Luxorr hurlers. Kelly stalled for Luxora and was tagged with the [Off,. | Play in the league will be re- Bre * er rt »umed Wednesday aflernoon with the Cotton Pickers coming home . for another try at opening their home season. Manila will furnish the opposition. OiceoU la S«c Doublt-Htldfr Osceola is scheduled for a day. night double header, meeting West Memphis Wednesday afternoon in » make-up game and then playing Truman that night in a. regular scheduled contest. The afternoon .: game will serve as the official opening day tilt. In other games in the league Wednesday afternoon Memphis will be »t West Memphis Wednesday night, • Marked Tree will play at Luxora at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon and Har: risburg will play Caraway.. Box scores: Memphis 15, Blytheville Wytberllle Watson 3b ., Slianeyfclf 2b ... Wcalhprs rf Harrison If While c Hasketl p Totals .Marked Tree Adamson rf Phillips 2b Bridges ss Hulcey If Ciill 3b Spurlock cf Wells Ib Roncy c Frazier p Totals \Vosl Memphis West Memphis Jennings ss Sorrels If F.n/.or 3b P Carpenter .c-p L. Carpenter p-c Williams 2b Watts cf .. Dernuth cf Floyd rf . Howard rf Totals Luxora 45 a 10 AH . 6 . 4 . 4 . 4 5 . 5 . 5 . 3 . 3 Al Brazle Stops Braves on 8 Hits Arkansas Lefty Hurls Card* to Fourth Win Over Boston, 8 to 1 By JM Krtchlw AfuM'latfri rreu Spirit Writer The home run socking New York Giants le.icl the pack today In another tingling National League pe n . nant race. Vet everybody Is watching those old stretch runners—the St. Louis Cardinals. Not given much of a chance because of their asing 'veterans and tick of ifservrs. Hie Redblids have surprised one and all by picking up Me.*m at R time nearly everyone ,j believed they'd wilt. , | Two weeks aso—after the first Chandler Reinstates Mexican "Jumpers" in Surprise Move NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. New York ............ M 1» Boston ............... 25 1» Brook lyn St. Louis Philadelphia Cincinnati Chicaso Pittsburgh 25 23 23 21 17 17 39 8 Luv&ra 3 Hutcherson cf Stires Ib Vance ss : Duclos 2b .... •Hay c Callis.lf O'Neal 3b .... Holland rf Bunch p .. Shanks p Totals Crawford If .. Steele 2b Ryan c rf Hearn 3b Whitsett Ib .. Pollard cf Wann ss .... Mayo p AB . 4 . 4 . 5 . 4 . 4 . 2 . 3 . 1 31 AB . S . 1 . 5 . 6 . 3 . 2 . 5 . 3 . 5 AB . 6 . 5 .. 6 .. 5 3 . 1 . 5 . . 3 .. 3 .. 3 AB 2 > 1 1 1 3 3 ihurch rf ... Lunsford 3b Garcia ss ... Stunbaugh c Blaylock If-p O. McAdoo 2b 2 J. McAdoo 2b i Sanders ss 1 Woodward Ib 1 Hickerson Ib 2 Loonev cf 3 Kelly p-U 2 Totals 24 Totals 35 15 9 Oweola 9, Marked Tret Keene is Teamed With Jack Steele On Mat Program Charley Keene, the pudgy little ex-boxer who now earns his bread and butter twisting muscles wrestler, retvirns to the ring here tonight, to take part in the tag match main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts. This will be Keene's first appearance here in nearly two months In previous appearances here the cocky former, welterweight- leather slinger has won quite a following among Blytheville's wrestling fans. Teaming with Keene will be another ex-boxer, Jack Steele who returned to the American Legion ring last week after an absence of nearly 10 years. • • _ Opposing Keene and Steele.*!rv QJIialf of 3. May tl doubkheadei ojthey were in seventh place, a half 1 i step out of the cellar. Now they 2 | are in fourth place only a game and 1 1 a hnlf behind the pace-setting 1 i Giants. 0[ During the two-week stretch, the Cards have won II of 13. They've captured four of their last five, aeaiitft the toughe-sl kind of opposition—Brooklyn and Bcston—all on the road. The Cards made it two in a row over Boston yesterday, defeating the Braves. 8-1. and dumping them info second place, a half trame behind Ihe winning Giants. Al Bra/Je •paced eight hius for his sixth victory. St,?n Musial bashed his ninth homer. Giants Trounee Rids lilt Giants went Into first place with a 6-1 victor} 1 over Cincinnati. " I A two-run first inning homer by — Sid Gordon, followed by Walke'r Cooper's four-badger with two on. aave pitcher Larry Jansen a wide margin. The cellar-dwelling Pittsburgh irates dropped Brooklyn into third place, a fiill game from the top. defeating the Dodders in.a 10-lnning tussle. 5-4. Ralph Kiner's 13th homer of Ihe season broke up the overtime battle. Philadelnhia and Chicago divided a doubleheader. the Phils winning the opener, 7-2. and the Cubs coming back to eke out an 8-7 triumph In the nightcap. Right- hander Hunk Borowy pitched a five hitter in the first same to register his third straight Irlumph over his former Pub mates. Browns-Yanks Split The American League leading .New York Yankees finally were beoten on [he road when they split a doubleheader with the Brown? in St. LoiiL 1 ;. The Yankees made it four in a row winning the opener, 6-4, but the Brownies ended an 11-game losing streak winning the second, The Tigers earned a split with the Boston Bed Sox. coming back to win the second game, 11-5, after Boston had won the opener, 5-3. Homers by Ted Williams and Matt Baits, each with one on. helped Joe Dobson win over Vireil Trucks. The Cleveland Indians continued find Sunday • sad Sabbath ios- ng both ends of a doubleheader to he Philadelphia Athletics 3-0 and 4-2. Eddie .loost homered in each game, his llth and 12th of the year. Washington and the Chicago AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. New York ........... 30 13 Detroit .............. 25 20 Washington ......... 2* 21 Boston . .' ............ » 2O Philadelphia ......... 24 22 Chicago ............. 21 24 Cleveland ........... . 19 22 St. Louis ............. 11 35 SOUTHKKN LEAGUE W. L. Birmingham Na.-hville Atlanta Little Rock New Orleans Mobile Chattanooga Memphis Pet. £71 Pet. 698 .5S6 .543 524 522 .467 .463 .23S Pel. .587 ,5S6 .54S .542 510 .489 .487 .292 Yesterrlav's Rpsulls NATIONAL LKAC.IIK Pittsburgh 5 Brooklyn 4 (10 innings) New York 6 Cincinnati 1 St. Louis 8 Boston 1 Philadelphia 7-7 Chicago 3-8 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6-6 St. Louis 4-1 Philadelphia 3-4 Cleveland 0-2 Boston 5-5 Detroit 3-11 Washington 7-4 Chicago 6-5 SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 9-3 Chattanooga 3-6 Nashville «-4 Atlanta 7-1 Mobile 10-11 Little Rock 4-3 New Orleans 2-9 Memphis 1-11 the SO-minute time limit best two" oT three falls tag 'bout will be two holdovers from last week's card, Stocky Knielsen and Walter Sirois. Knielsen and Sirois were members of the three-man team that opposed Steele and two other grapplers in last week's big Memorial Day card. Also on tonight's card are two NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at. New York Pittsburgh at Brooklyn (night) St. Louis at Boston Only games scheduled NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Detroit Philadelphia at' Cleveland (night) Only games scheduled Southern LeaKn' Memphis at New Orleans. Little Rock at Mobile. Nashville at Atlanta (21. Chattanooga at Birmingham (2). White Sox split one-run decisions. The Senators winning the opener, 7-6. and the White Sox Uking the second. 5-4. Victoria Red Sox Defeat Luxora bv Margin of 10 to 3 VICTORIA. June 6—The Victoria Red Sox hung up thier seventh victory of the year yesterday afternoon by iRking * 10-3 decision from Luxora Independents in a game played on the Victoria diamond. D. Conner started on the hill for the Red Sox, worked seven innings, gave up five hits, struck out nine and Rot two hits in three times at bat. He was credited with the even though he had to be relieved in the eighth by the Sox ace Lee Weldon. Charley Hicks went all the way Lnxora. Fred George got two hits in two trips, one a double, to lead Luxora's hitting. The Red Six will play Manila Friday ,light at Osceola. C rax and Travs Lose Twin Bills; Barons Split Two By The Associated PreM Prom the way the Atlanta Crackers and the Little Rock Traveler! played baseball Sunday you'd never guess they're trying to catch Birmingham in the Southern Associ tion pennant race. Birmingham left Itself wide open for Atlanta and Little Rock to do some catching up when the Barons split » doubleheader. But, Atlanta dropped a doubleheader to Nashville 8-7 and 4-1, and Little Rock lost two to. Mobil*. 10-4 and 11-3. Birmingham won its first game from Chattanooga 9-3. but lost the second 6-3. New Orleans and Memphis split. New Orleans winning the opener 2-1 and Memphis the nightcap 11-9. Nashville's .victories over the Crackers lifted' the Vols into third place, while Little Rock dropped to fourth. Mobile's doubleheader victory was the first for the Bears this season. George Shuba and Ken Olson hit Bear homers. Olson allowed Little Rock 14 hit but Is paced them. By JM Ivn WASHINGTON, June 6. l.tfi — <ajor league baseball today debated • possible Jar-reaching effect >n I to pennant races from the brupt reinstatement of a score of Mexican League Jumpers, In the face of damage suits from several of the punished playi-rs Basenall Commissioner A. B. Happy) Chandler announced the udden reinstatement decision. Exactly how valuable the plavers will be to their respective clubs s a question. -But .several could ive a real boost to alrep.dy-threat- nimj teams In both National and American Leagues, f Chandler extended an .offer late •esterday to major aiid minor eague players who skipped to Jorge 'asquel's outlawed Mexican League hree years ago to reinstate them In irganiud baseball if they so de- ire. ; They had been barred, by the :ommissloner in 1946 for (ive years after accepting large bonuses and alaries to play below the border. Many of them now are playing on Canadian teams since •topped offering the hugt inducements. r ! Chandler said the players need only apply to the president of their respective leagues—Ford Filck of he National League and Will Har- rloge of Ihe American League. Ownen Delighted Minor league boss George M. I'rruttniann said, late last'night he will reinstate "the four or five slayers" who went to Mexico. The varioas owners and managers who may help themselves tn pennant with a reinstated Mexican Leaguer were naturally delighted with the move. Thi?se who stand to gain nothing had''nothmg to say. The players who were reached expressed extreme delight , river the action. However, it was i learned that the three players who now have suits pending in New - York's federal district court for damages suffered by Chandler's suspension order plan to continue their actions. Formor New York Giant outfielder Danny Gardella Is siting organized baseball for (250,000 and two former St. I-ouis, ; Cardinal pitchers—Max Lsnier and' Fred Martin—are suing for ; $2,500.000 from the Cards. Both .suits are based on the legality of baseball's "famed" reserve clause. t This clause In effect makes the * player the property of his club until he is released or traded. t 'Chandler, in a formal statement, said his action was taken at this ,ime "because, after three' years, it seems a fair thing to. do, and because the. threat ot compulsion by court action now has been removed by recent unanimous decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals in :he Martin and Lanier and Gardella cases." The court recently refused to order the players reinstated. 0 WH1 Get "F»ir Chance Chandler did .not specifically state what provision will be made because of the 25'player limit now n effect on all clubs. But he indicated the players would "get a fair chance to remain in the major leagues." Chandlers action drew this comment: Ford Frick. president of the National League: "I think it's swell. I think the .fellows had suffered enough." Will Harridge, president ot the American League: "I am in complete accord with the action." Branch Rickey, president of the Armorel Tigers, Tennessee Nine Split Double Bill The Armorel Tigers aud the Hidg- ey. Tenn., Independents split a ouble header over the week-end ith the Tigers winning the first ame Saturday night 7-6 and Rldg- y winning yesterday's contest (i-5. A four-run rally In the ninth nning gave the Tigers the victory i the first contest which was played t Rldgley and a two-run seventh ame gave the Tennesseeans a win i yesterday's game which, was laycd at Armorel. Roberts went all Die way for .idgley In yesterday's outing, giv- )g up 12 hits while his team mates ere getting to McWhorter for nine. Dean hurled for the Tiger* in aturday night's affair with Mont- ornery and Argo sharing the hill uties for Ridglcy. Yesterday's game: Rid (ley $60.000 WORTH—Washington paid the Oakland club of the Pacific Coast League $45 000 and turned Over Pitcher Milo Candmi, worth another 515,000. for Lloyd Kittle. The 24-year- old left-hander, shown at the start of his wind-up reports to the Senators in the fall or sooner if the Oaks feel they can spare him. Manila Ball Club Wins Game Frorri Blytheville Vets The Blytheville Veterans Housini Quarters nine dropped a 4 to 1 de cislon to the Manila Independent in a game played on the Manil; diamond. J. T. Harris went all the way fo Manila allowing the Veterans fiv hits. J. c. Whittle opened on th mound for the Veterans but wa relieved in the sixth by Burl Hamp ton. Whittle and Hampton gave u Roby 2b .... Uzzel ss D. Morris 3b Dannell ib .. jregory cf .. laynes If Rays rf Demon c .... Roberts p ... Totals Armorel HorLon 2b .. Ammons 3b . A. C. Bunch Bizzel Ib .. Crone c Bunch If Vilson iff Ashby rf Smitthers ss ilcWhorter .. z) Young .. Totals AB .. 5 .. 5 .. 5 .. 3 .. 4 .. 4 .. 4 .. 4 .. 4 AB .. 4 .. 5 .. 4 .. 4 .. 4 .. 4 .. 3 .. 1 .. 4 .. 3 .. 1 37 5 12 <z» Batted for McWhorter in ninth. The Grand Canyon in some places descends from four to five and a naif thousand feet below the surrounding plateau. The Hot Springs of Arkansas— 41 i]i number—are the only government owned and operated hot springs in the United States. four hits. The four hits given up by the Blytheville hurlers were evenly distributed among five Manila batters. Rube Carson led the Veterans at bat with a single and & triple -in three trips. Baseball School Starts Church League Activity A school of instruction in baseball by Coach James Fisher of B theville High School today olficial- ly opened the American Legion's second annual church school summer recreation program for te«n- *ged boys. The school was held at one-fall preliminary bouts pitting ilstn against Keene and Steele against Sirois. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST A DMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Seals on Salt at (he Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday; Monday, June 6 ADULTS 50c — CHILDREN 15« Brooklyn Dodgers: "I am happy lo see them back." . Fred Saigh, president of the St. Louis Cardinals who had three players—Lou Klein. Max Lanier and Fred Martin—on the list: "They're three name players and we"ll be glad to receive them." Eddie Dver, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals: "We'll gladly welcome these boys and give them every chance to show whether thev're still major leaguers." Mickey Owen of Springfield. Mo., former calcher of the Brooklyn Dodders and now manager of R semi-pro team at Winner. S. D.: one of those reinstated: "I'll be ready to rejoin the^ Dodgers in week, or so but I don't know yet what they'll do with me." 86 PROOF,70% G RAIN NE UTRAl SPI«ITS KENTUCKYWHISKEY.ABLEND.scHfNttr oismim cow, N. v. c MURRTHEATRE OSCEOLA LAST TIME TONIGHT Walker Park. The school is scheduled to continue tomorrow with play in the program lo get underway Wednesday. Coach Fisher said. So far 10 churches ol this are» have entered teams in the program. Announcing the Appointment of MR. T. J. BAILEY New SUrling Time 8:15 BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA as TAG MATCH JACK STEELE and CHARLIE KEENE versus STOCKY KNEILSEN and WALTR SIROIS Assistant Manager SHELTON MOTOR CO. Your Nosh Dealer Also Three 1-Fall 30-Minure Matches Kneilsen vs. Keene Steele vs. Sirois .. of the men he fought., and the women ihe loved!" KIR K5a^ AS ~ ••^•_ i*"' ><»*".• '^ ^iA^fPyoM RHUBARB — I.ou Boudreau never hesitated about speaking his piece when a debatable decision went against the Indians i '<nd with the Cleveland club in a nose dh'e, the manager didn't spare the tongue lash. In this : instance, it was Joe Paparclla u-h" had the last word. BLYTHEVILLES ONLY Show Suirti Weckdaji ]:M p.m. .aturday and Sanday: Coniinn«vj showing from 1:89 pjo. Last Time Today "THE PERILS OF PAULINE" with Betly Hutton and John Lund Also Cartoon and Late World New* '1.35 PINT $2.66 4/5 QT. $4.22 Tuesday "THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME" with Robert Young, Susan Hay ward, and Jane Greer Abo Short. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday WALT DJSttYS I SO DEAR TO j MY HEART* Warner News & Short NEW Box Open* Week Uay» ?:M p-m. Mattn«e Saturday & Sunday •»t--Sun I p.m Cant Showing Manila, Ark. Shows EVERV NIGHT Last Time Today 'HILLS OF HOME" with Lassie Also Shorts Tuesday 'MERRILY WE LIVE" Also Shorts fTITTilil THEATRE OSCEOL& YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE OITict Oprirs at i Week Nights Show Starts at 7:3« Malinre Saturday & Sunday at 'i p.m. witii e*ntina«tt3 showing. Tuesday MURK'S BAKCAIN NIGHT AH Tickets ISe "RIDE'EM, COWBOY" IUd Abbott, LM Costelt*

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