The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 7, 1949
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MCE SIX - BLYTHEVILLE (ASK.)' COURIER NEWS National League Chase Gets Tighter with Bums and Giants Top; Cards Half-Game Out By J*e fcekhler Prnc Sport* Writer (. Thl« tightest of ill national league pennant races, has everybody -»olnt around in circles. Even Ford C. Prick, highly optimistic president 'of the circuit, never dreamed it could be anything lllte this. At the moment, Brooklyn and the New York Giants share first -place. St. Louis and Boston are or)ly a half game behind, with the Cards holding third place by .002 percentage points over the Braves. The Dodgers took advantage of*defeats by New York and Boston yesterday with a 6-1 night game ; triumph over Pittsburgh to dead: lock the Giants for the top rung ', Don Newcombe, recently brought up from their Montreal /arm, pitched the Brooks Into the tie. The giant Negro righthander, .hurled a four-hitter against the -Bucs. He struck out 11. high Jor the league this season A wild pitch in the eighth cost him a shutout. In the meantime, the Dodgers collected eight hits off loser Bob Chesnes, Including a home run by Duke Snider, a triple by Qene Her- •rjnanskl and doubles by Hcrmanskl £>nd Newcombe himself. _: ; Foi Slops Giants Howie Fox pitched and batted the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Giants. He not only scattered eight hits for his second triumph over the New Yorkers, hut singled in what proved to be the winning run In the sixth. The high flying Cardinals made it five victories in their last six road games and 12 out ot their last '•14 starts by thumping the Braves, 1-3. Two three-run innings—the sixth and the ninth-did the 'rick. Enos Slaughter's sixth home run helped. Hed Hunger, who needed help from Ted Wilks in the eighth, was credited with his third victory. The loss was charged to Warren Spahn. - The two sceduled games in the American League resulted in Detroit losing its undisputed posses; '-sion of second place, and Cleveland . moving past Chicago into sixth place. Boudreaa at Third The Tigers were nosed out, 10-9, ' by the Boston Red Sox. who over- cam* a 5-2 deficit with flurries ot ; three runs in the seventh and five ."-in the eighth. Only M heroic relief job bv Ellis Kinder saved the game for Boston. 'He relieved winner Tex Hughson , in the .ninth, with the Ticers one : run behind, men on second and third and nobody out. Kinder ; walked Johnny Groth purnosely to ' load the bases, and retired the next three batters without allowing £^a further score. •i^- The Indians, with manager Ixiu SJSBoudreau playing third base for •Sihe first time since his minor league ; ^days, exploded for nine runs in the ""eighth inning to come from behind , and defeat the Philadelphia A!*; ' letics, 11-5. Geese always fly at about their top speed, but ducks, when pressed, will increase their speed by one- third. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Time Today Warner News & Short Wednesday & Thursday "PITTSBURGH" with John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and Marlene Dietrich • News A Short BLYTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Shu* Starts Weekdays 7:IM p.n alurday and Sunday: Continu showing from 1:1X1 p.m. Tuesday "THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME" wilb Robert Young, Susan Hayward, and Jane Grcer Also Short Wednesday, Thursday (I)OUBLE FEATURE) "INTRIGUE" with George Raft, June Havoc anil Helena Carter "VARIETY GIRL" with Bins Crosby. Bob Hopt. Barbara Slanwj-ck, and Dorothy I.amoar Serial: "G-Men Never Forget" Chapter t AIM Shorts Kilowatters Tangle Tonight With No. 1 Foe The league-leading Ark-Mo Kilo- watters face their strongest test of the season tonight when they meet the defending champion Sullivan- Nelson nine in the secon-i game of a City Softball League double header on the Walker Park diamond. The Kilowatters, victors In their first five outings of the season, will be protecting a game and a half lend to hold on the league's N.o 1 spot in tonight's contest, their first against Sullivan-Nelson this season. The Chevrolet P.iys are presently In the league's No. 2 spot and a victory tonight would cut Ark-Mo's lead lo a half-game. In tonight's curtain raiser, the Razorback Drive-in outfit will try to forget the poor showing of last week with _ win over the Holland, Mo., entry. The Razorbncks arc at present tied with the Jaycees for fifth place in the league standings —Courier News Photo COTTON PICKERS KKTUKN HOME-Dud Cason Post's Blytheville Cotton Pickers will make another try at opening their 1940 Home season lomorrow alternoon at Walker Park with the Manila Junior Legion mno furnishmg the competition In an American Legion Fifth District Junior League game. Members oi Coach James Fisher's Pickers are: front row left U, right-Sonny Stires, Bulord Martin, infielders Charles •Pug" Emery, outfielder, Mack Hay, pitcher, and J. D. Daniels, utility. Second row-Norman Bratcher catcher-outfielder, Tommy Phillips, pitcher, Jerry Halsell, outfielder, Wayne Burnham, catcher-infielder' O'Neal Terry Infielder and Billy Jackson, utility. Third row-Don Bunch, pitcher, Ted Vance, inlielder, John Hut- chcrson, outfielder, Monlroc Holland, pitcher-outtieUler.Alvin Duclos. inficlde er, Gene Shanks, pitcher and Coach with. with Phillips Motor for fourth with 2-2 mark. Tonight's first game Is scheduled for a o'clock. The Standings Three-Way Tie For Trophy on Skeet Range Members of the Blytheville Gun a 1-3 record. Holland is tied I cll 'b Sunday completed their first T,V.:.,:__ ..-,- ._ Wfek 0[ compc tiuve firing at the club's Air Base Skeet Range for the two trophies that will be awarded to the highest shooters each month by the club. pel. After (he first week's firing a 1.000 three-way tie resulted for the lead .750 at skeet with C. G. Redman. L. L. .600 Ward Jr., and George Bartholomew .500 ail of Blytheville. deadlocked with .5*0 44 breaks out of a possible 50. .250 The skeet shooters arc compet- .250 i"g 'or initial possession of the .000 Guard Jewelry Store trophy which will be awarded by the club to the member which has the best score out of 200 targets. The trophy for the first month's shooting will be awarded July 1. In trap shooting, George Bartholomew was leading the pack in the shooting for the W. H. Holcombe trophy which will be awarded to the member having the best trap score out of 200 targets at the end of the month. Bartholomew took the lead with 44 breaks out of a possible 50 last week. Running a close second is L. L. Ward with a score of 43. B. P. Broaden, who operates the club's ranees, explained that in Tram w 1, Ark-Mo 5 o Sulllv«n-Nelson X 1 Rlytheville Motor . . 3 2 Holland •> ^ Phillips i 2 Ji.vcws I 3 Razorback* \ 3 Owens Brut; 0 4 Former Chick Grid Star Will Coach Juniors at Wynne Connie Hay, former Blvthevillc ttlgh School and Mississippi State College gridder, announced ycster- lay that he had signed a contract :o coach football and basketball at Wynne Junior High School next year. Hay. son of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Hay of Blytheville. received his B.s. degree Irom Mississippi State College at starkville. Miss., two weeks oraer <° b* elgible to receive either ago. This will be his first coaching; of !he tr °Phies. job. ' "' . Connie graduated from Blrthe- a a ' eek antl Mfl rounds each month, ville High School In 1944 and played I At tne end of tne month, the two years as halfback for the ''• sn<x " e " with the best scores will Chicks. He played two years at I nave their names inscribed on eilh- MissLssippi Slate. * I er l l ie skeet or trap trophies, which ' ever they are competing for, and in order for a person to get permanent possession or either of the trophies, he must have his name in scribed three times. During last week's firing on the range, W. H, Holcombe broke 50 consecutives targets at trap and Cecil Earls ran 50 straight at skcet. []g; ui •...& imbues, trap and skeet • shooters must fire at least 50 rounds He is a brother of Mel and Mack Hay. sophomore members of the Chicks. Australia Is about the same size us the United States. NEW Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun I p.m Cont Srujwii Manila, Ark. Shows EVERY NIGHT Tuesday 'MERRILY WE LIVE' Also Shorts Wednesday * Thursday "CRISS CROSS" with Burl Lancaster Also Sborts »ov OtJIct Opens at I Week NljhL' Show Starts at 7:30 .Matinee Saturday & Sunrla; at -I p.m. witii continuous showmj AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Detroit Washington . . Boston Philadelphia . . Cleveland St. Lotas W. 30 25 25 .. .. 23 24 20 21 11 SOUTHKKN LEAGUE W. L. Birmingham 29 19 Atlanta 25 19 Nashville 25 Little Rock 26 Mobile 24 New Orleans 25 Chattanooga . ........ 21 Memphis 15 Pet. .698 543 .043 .535 .511 .470 .467 .239 Pet. .604 .568 .532 .520 .511 .500 .447 .306 YesterrJav s Results AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 10 Detroit 9 Cleveland 11 Philadelphia 5 Only games'scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Si. Louis 7 Boston 3 Cincinnati 4 Nc'.v York 3 Brooklyn 5 Pittsburgh 1 Only games scheduled. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta 1-6 Nashville 0-5 Birmingham 10-6, Chattanooga 0-1 Mobile 5-7. Little Rock 4-4 Memphis 4. New Orleans 0 {Walter Sirois And Knell son Win Tag Match Big Walter Sirois and Stocky Kncilsen lumbered through the final two falls last night to take a tag match decision from Jack Steele nnd Eddie Gossett in the mam event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at the Legion Auditorium. Sirois and Knellsen, defeated in the first fall, rrllied to take the final two to gain the decision It was their second straight win as a mat team. Oossett, the wrestling youngster who made his initial appearance here last week as a substitute, was called In as n substitute again last night when Charley Kcene tailed to show up. HC teamed well with Steele but was unable to cope with the experience of his opponents Steele and Oossett won the first fall in 20 minutes with Steele defeating Kneilsen in 17 minutes with a leg bar. Gossett defeated Sirois In three minutes with a grapevine toe hold. Kneilsen and Sirois rallied late to take the second round in 16 minutes with a crab hold and returned to take care of Gossett one minute later with the same hold. Sirois and Kneilsen grabbed the third and deciding fall in 18 min- Sports Roundup TUESDAY, JUNE 7, IMS NEW YORK, June 7. </p>—The furore about reinstatement of baseball's Mexican League "jumpers" recalls one of the warnings handed out a few years ago by the late W. O. Bramham, when he was minor league boss . . . the "Jedge," fearful of an attack on the legality of the baseball contract, said: "The trouble with baseball Is that our club owners will not stop, look and listen . . . ruthlessness will Inevitably meet with resistance, and baseball cannot depend upon the judiciary closing its eyes to the Invasion and disregard of the rights of and the law of the land that has been written to preserve the rights of others simply because the trial Judge Is a baaebal] fan.' And two Guyi Named Jot Herb Jannusch, sports editor of the Kankakee, III., Journal, says the Jersey Joe Walcotl-Ezzard Charles fight publicity Is being handled by Tom, Dick and Harry . The press agents are Tom King at Walcotts Camp, Dick Mastro at Charles' Camp and Harry Mendel for the International Boxing Club . . . For all the play it's getting in the papers, you can forget the last, names and say Herb is right. One-Minute Sports Page The Oklahoma A & M baseball team will go Into its district playoff against Kansas minus center fielder Nim Free, a .317 hitter. Nlm had a chance to join the Borger, Tex., pro club with a 12- months job, so he couldn't wait. Shortstop Bo Watson will miss any later playoffs because lie has to report to summer camp to earn his degree in forestry . . . Putt Me No Putts On his first round in the South- wc-st Conference golf tournament. Bob Watson of Texas missed eight putts for birdies and finished with 73 . . In disgust. Watson gave his putter to his caddie and borrowed another from pro Tom Penick . . . Bob then fired 65-65-71 to win his second straight individual title by five strokes ... If he takes the NCCA title, Watson should take his borrowed putter and go on ait exhibition tour with Sammy Sncad. tcs with Sirois defeating Gossett > 13 minutes with body slams and a front crotch and five'minutes ater he defeated Stcelc with a front crotch. In the two one-fall preliminary bouts Steele defeated Sirois in eight minutes with body slams and a pin and Kneilscn defeated Gossett 17 minutes with a crab hold. Cards' Manager Thinks 'Jumpers' Punished Enough BOSTON. June 1. </P;—Manager Eddie Dyer of the St. Louis Cardinals said yesterday the return of three players who jumped to the Mexican League still was a "doubtful quantity" in figuring out the club's pciir.ant chances. "These boys have been away from major league ball for a long time," Dyer said in an interview. He was refnrrinc to pitchers Max Lanicr an.1 Fred Martin and inlielder Lou Klein. T imagine we will be given a period of time to look them over.' 1 ) Tile N,, m ber Nine Nincrs Dyer continued. 'If they can make j j ol , rnc y to Sikeston, Mo., tomorrow the grade they no doubt will help the club." The Red Today's Garnp.s AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Detroit Philadelphia at Chicago fnight) Boston at St. Louis (night) Washington at Cleveland (nignt) NATIONAL LEAGUE* St Louis at New York Chicago at Brooklyn , Cincinnata at Boston Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (All night games) SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night Games Memphis at New Orleans. Little Rock at Mobile. Nashville at Atlanta. Chattanooga at Birmingham (2) Number Nine's Baseball Team to Play Sikeston Birds leader said he wns clad personally to hear of the ruling rc^nrding the players auri added: "All baseball feels they have been punished enough." Dyer saiti he did not know whe'h- er Lanier. Martin or Klein had as yet gone through the necessary formality of writing the president ol the National League asking for reinstatement. He said he had not heard from the players themselves. night for a game with the Sikeston Stags. This will be the first meeting of the two teams this year. Sunday afternoon the Niners dropped a G-2 decision to the crack Stanley. Mo., independent club. The Niners collected 10 hits off Stanley pitcher James but had 13 runners die on base. Whittle and Williams worked for the Nincrs and gave up 12 hits. STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY • THIS WHISKEY IS 6 YEARS OtD 84 PROOF • BELMONT DISTIUING CO., IA W R E N C E B U KG, IND. COMEBACK — Ben Hogan couldn't defend lhe PGA Championship over the Hermitage Country Club course. Richmond, Va., but does the next best thing. Far Irorn bcinc Jully recovered, the little Texan works out with his putter in fort Worth sunshine for the hrst time since he suffered frighttul injuries in an automobile acciccnt last February. Bears Dump Pebs Twice 5-4, 7-4; Crax Take Two By The Associated Prrsa Mobile's Bears swept their second straight doub!eh«a<ier from the Travelers of Little Rock. 5 to 4. last nleht to take 'over fifth position, half a game behind the fourth- place Rocks. Memphis shutout the New Orleans Pelicans, 4 to 6, t« drop the Pels from fifth to sixth place, one percentage point below Mobile, Birmingham's Barons defeated Chattanooga 19 and 0 and « to 1.^, . The Atlanta Crackers downed (If Nashville Vols 1-0 and 6-5. Pirates, Giants Trade NEW YORK. June 7— VP>— The Pittsburgh pirates traded pitcher Kirby HIgbe to the New York Giants for inflelder Bobby Rhawn and pitcher Hay Poat and sold pitcher Bob Muncrief to the Chicago Cubs for $10,000 waiver price. It was announced today. Jockey Killed BOSTON, June 7— ftP)— Jockey Joe Molbert of New Iberia, l.n.. v •. killed yesterday when his mount stumbled at the starting gate in the seventh race at Suffolk Downs. 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