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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 17, 1949
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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1949 BLCTHEVTLLE (ABK.) COURIER NEWS Indians Thump Red Sox Again 6-3; Cords Take Rubber Game From Dodgers by 6-2 Count By Joe Ktlchler Associated Press Sports Writer Have the world champion Cleveland Indians awakened from their Mason-long lethargy and gone on tiie warpath? Heartened by live straight victory over the New Vork Yankees and Boston Red Sox, the teams generally regarded ns (heir toughest opposition, Cleveland followers today were certain that their favorites finally had straightened themselves out. Mike Garcia gained his second*decision in five days yesterday when he pitched the Indians to a 6-3 triumph over trie Red Sox. However, he needed help from Alton Benton In the seventh when he wilted from the intense heat. The victory enabled the fourth place Indians to pick lip half a game on the Yankees, who were held to a snltt in their doubleheader with the Chicago White Sox. A gip ot six and a half games separates the two chins. Hatlrn Chased Chasing Lefty Joe Batten with a four-run barrage in the seventh inning, the Cards won the rubber contest of the threc-snme scries before 28.807 fans, one of the largest week-day turnouts 111 St. Louis ii years. Lou Klein, the first of the Mexican League jumpers to anpcnr in a bi<t league box score, slammed i single while pinch hilling for win niiig Ditcher Red Munger in the I seventh to Iteep a four-run rally alive. I Pete Reiser homered in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie and send the Braves on their way to a 7-2 victory over the Pirates in Pittsburgh, Vern Blckford spaced five hits for his eighth victory, his third over the Bucs. Hay poa', was the loser. Relief Pitcher Jim Konstinty singled across the run in the ninth Inning to win his own game as f the Phils nipped the Cubs in Chicago. 4-3. It was their fifth straight victory, four of them coming at the expense ot the Cubs, who now have dropped five straight. Yanks, While Sox Snlil Fred Sanford, purchased from the St. Louis Browns for $100.000 last winter, went the route for the first time this season as he pitched the Yankees to n 5-4 victorv and a split with the White Sox. The Sox win the opener. 10-6. scoring nine runs In the first ,two Innings, against Tommy Byrne and Clarenc. Marshall. ' Eddie Joost, Philadelphia's sensational shortstop, hammered his 15th home run. drove In two runs and scored three to lead the Athletics to a 7-3 triumph over Hal Newhoiiser and the Detroit Tigers. The victory moved the A's to within « game of second plnce Detroit and five and a half of the top. Sid Hudson doled out five hits In pitching the Washington Senators to a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Browns in the only night the majors. HOW THEY AMERICAN New York , Detroit Philadelphia . ... Cleveland . ...... Washington . ... Boston Chicago 23 St. Louis 16 NATIONAL Brooklyn St. Louts TJcston Philadelphia New York Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago SOUTHERN Birmingham . ... \t!ant» LEAGUE W L ....35 19 31 30 .... 27 .... 28 25 32 3D LEAGUE W L .... 33 31 31 24 24 27 28 22 21 19 LEAGUE W L ... 35 22 ....31 22 Little Rock . New Orleans Mobile Chattanooga Memphis . .. Pet M8 .564 .545 .559 519 4«1 418 .296 Pet .*» M5 564 .5«1 .528 .415 3W ,352 | Pet 614 .585 .561 .517 .506 .491 .390 OLD HANDSl-Luke Appline takes a lesson in how to play position, from Willie Hoppe. Applmg is 40. but Hoppe, still the three- cushion billiard titleholder, was a world champion before the White Sox shortstop was born, Hoppe won his first world crown HY 191 Marcel Cerdan Surrenders Middleweight Title to LaMotta iv's Results AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 10-4 New York 6-5 Cleveland 6 Boston 3 Philadelphia. 1 Detroit 3 Washington 5 St. Louis 0 fnight) NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 6 Brooklyn 2 Philadelphia 4 Chicago 3 Boston 7 Pittsburgh 2 New York at Cincinnati, games postponed rain. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Chattanooga 4-3 Mobile 3-2 Nashville 4-3 New Orleans 3-8 Little Rock 2-4 Atlanta 1-2 Birmingham 2 Memphis 0 both By Charles C. Cain 4 DETROIT, June 17—(/PI—T h « •new" Jake Le Motta today holds . the world middleweight boxing title 1 he chased for eight years, but he | doesn't know when he can cash In on the prize. La Motta. p.n official 10th round knockout winner over Marcel Cerdan of Casablanca at Briggs Stadium last night, has a bad hand to show for his trouble. Cerdan. the dethroned chump, has a pulled shoulder muscle. Jake probably will Sports Roundup by Fuller-ton. Jr. game in NCAA Track, Field Meet Opens 2-Day Run Today LOS ANGELES. June 17. (/Pi— The National Collegiate track nncl Held meet begins a two-day rui today, with a host of the finest varsity talent in the land competing in qualifying tests for places in the championship finals tomorrow afternoon. This is the 28th annual show of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and has attracted more NEW YORK, June 17. (AV-Jersey Jones never was averse to getting a little publicity for his own heavy- have x-rays | weight, even if It involved mentlon- Uken of the putfed-up left mitt j ing some rivals. . . . Avid It's with today. Cerdan's handlers said they that in mind that Jersey offers a would fly Marcel to New Yort slue-up of the heavyweight pros- today for further examination. pccts. . . "The future of the divi- That leaves the return match— sion certainly doesn't depend on must according to the original' the current crop of miscellany—the AMERICAN. LEAGUE Detroit at Washington, (night) St. Louis at Philadelphia (night) Cleveland at New York Chicago at Boston (2) (day- nighl) NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Pittsbnrgh (night) contract—up in the air. likes ot Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Jake must meet Marcel again In Walcotl, Joey Maxim, Lee Savold, Bruce Woodcock, etc.," he explains. . . . Jersey's candidate is 22-year- old Maynard Jones (definitely no relation) of Wilmington, Del. . . Manager Jones tabs him as "fast, clever and a stiff puncher, but handicapped by difficulty in getting his first defense with each receiving 30 per cent ot the gate. The site and date have yet to be determined. La Motta's 15 per cent cut last nisht amounts to about $19.171, but he has to leave his money in escrow until he makes his defense. Marcel will get 40 per cent or about Baseball Clinic To Be Held Here Bernie McKay, Pirate Scout, to Teach Young Players Bernie McKay of Little R Arkansas -scout for the PHLsuurgl Pirates, will conduct R one-da> baseball clinic in Blythevllle to morrow for high school, American Legion, Independent and semi-pro teams of the county. Conch James Fisher, manager of the Blylhevllle Cotton Pickers said this morning. McKi>y, who has more than 50 years of baseball experience as a player, manager and scout, will instruct young players in the fundamentals of the game, Coach Fisher s»td. He is being brought here by Dud Cason Post 21 of the American Legion. Two sessions ol the school will be held, Coach Fisher said. The first will be tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at Walker Park and the second at 7 o'clock tomorrow night at the Legion Hut. No charge will be ade to any player or coach for at- rrtin! the clinic. M-Kny. who played several yi'urs of pivfcssional ball in the Sou'.h- crn Association and Pacific Coast League, will give practical .n every ph^se of baseball including batting, fielding, pllttaliig. intield- er's play, base running and ball rules. Wcirks With Lotion III recent years McKay \\ f s bee connected indirectly with Hi American Lesion junior bascba program in the state And has as sisted coache.s of the Little Roc and North Little Rock Logion clubs. Coach richer nlso stated that his Collon Pickers are trying to arrange a double header for the Air Base diamond Sunday Afternoon. They are slated to play the Luxr-ru Junior Legion nine in a Fifth District League contest and Fisher suirt that he was IryiiiR to IUTIUICC a second game with the Veteran Housing Quarters nine. * If the twin-bill is urriMiscd, Coach Fisher said, the first game between the Pickers and Luxira, will start at 1:30 with the VHQ lilt fallowing immediately uller. In other Filth District League action Sunday Osceola's Junior Legionnaires will entertain the Blackburn-Stevens nine.of Memphis in a game Pt Hale Field hi OsccolR. Manila will play !H Harrlsbmg. Marked Tree will be at caraway, and west Memphis will meet Trumann TRUCKMAN —Little Tommy Fcrebee wheelbarrows to the kitchen a 50',4-pound channel bass his daddy took from the surf of Drum Inlet, hard by Morehead City, N.C. The youngster looks as if red )ust as soon pappy left Ihc big copper-colored fish in the ocean. Major League Leaders MotormenDefeat Holland Nine 7-4 I Sullivan-N«lton | B«att Razorbackt By 16 to 5 Count The Blythevllli Motor Company Molormen, behind th« four-hit hurl- Ing of veteran Erwin Jones, annexed their second atraight City Softball League victory last night by turning b»ck the Holland Lions 7-4 in the first game at a double-header at Walker Park. in last night'i second game, the Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet nine kept p«ce with the Motormen by routing the Hazorback Drive-In Razorbacks 16-6 behind the three hit pitching of Jack Whittle. In the flrsl game, the Dodge Plymouth outfit got to Holland hurl er, Ward, for seven hits In hanging up its fifth victory of the season. The Motonmn'i first hl'.s were equally distributed among five players with Mickey Armstrong and Wayne Dill each hammering out triples. In hanging up his second straight win, Jones faced only 24 butters, striking out eight, walking but two and giving up only four hit*. Every member of the Sullivan Nelson team, with the exception of catcher Charley Hicks and llrst baseman Kt\ Bunch, got at least | one hit as the Chevrolet Boys layed down a 10-hil barrage to hand the Ra/.orbacks their fifth defeat of (he season. Bill DeLong »nd Dick Day each got two hits to lend Sullivan-Nelson's offensive attack. Mall went the route for tile Ratal-backs. The Razorbncks' three hits were evenly distributed between three players. Box Scores: Blyfheville Motor 7, Holland 4 Travelers Knock Crox Out of First With Double Win 91 HM Associated Trtm Little Rock't Trtvtlm knocked the Atlanta Crackers out of th* Southern Association Iwd and jumped from sixth to fourth thera- M by sweeping a doublehaadar last night. The Trmvtlns 1 top pitehars cum through In their usual form, Al Plechota beating the Cra* J-l In the first jam* and Art HoCoiuull laming them 4-2 In the second. Birmingham defeated Memphk, 2 to 0, and moved Into first place. Chattanooga scored a double triumph over MobUe'i Bean, 4-3 and 3-2. Nashllle and New Orleans split a twin bill, the Vols winning th« curtain-raiser, 4 to 3, md the Ptl- Icans taking the nightcap, • to 1 At Little Rock, Plechota help»d his cause by doubling off the right field wall and scoring the winning run in the seventh Inning. The Travelers got onlj four hit* off Jack Taylor in the afterpiece but were helped by four Craclter errors. work." Jersey doesn't mention that at times he's cussed Maynard National Pro Grid Chomps Will Train At Soa this Fall SOUTHERN Nisht game.v. Birmingham at Memphis. Mobile at Chattanooga (2). Atlanta at Little Hock. New Orleans at Nashville. I sliu away after he suffered an in- Jury to his shoulder in the opening round of the scheduled 15-round i bout. Cerdan was able to use his left I only once or twice after the injury and he took a terrific body than 300 contestants from 75 beating before Referee Johnny Web- schools, alphabetically listed from ber finally halted the f.ght after Alabama Poly to Wayne University, the ninth round bell Ten events were scheduled today The Frenchman at loSK had a for qualifying trials and heats. pound advantage over Jake. Read Courier News Want Ads. Middlecoff Trails Bob Hamilton in Motor City Open DETROIT, June 17—«P|—Lanky Bob Hamilton of Landover. Md. held a three stroke lead in the JI5.000 Motor City Open Golf Tournament today thanks to his deadly short irons and an assist from the weatherman. Hamilton fired a 31-32-63. eigh under par, to set a new competitive course record at Mcadowbroolc Country Club yesterday In the firs round of the four-day tournament He held the three stroke margin over Dr. cary Middlecoff. the new National Open :hampion from Memphis. Tenn.. and Henry Ran son of St. Andrews. III., who tiei with 66's. Hamilton needed all his skill, how ever, to stay In front ot Mldtllecotf who burned up the 6,616-yard courM with an outgoing 30—five unde par. Hamilton had finished his round cfore a heavy rainstorm came up the Middlecotf threesome w»s lovine along the 12th fairway. Middlecoff colled off on the in- oming nine. He parted every in- oming hole for a 36 to give him is 66. The 119 man field will play the econd 18 holes today. id LaStarza—a good boxer but a bit too much on the cautious side. . Joe Cheshul—probably the shiftiest boxer among the newcomers, but also too cautious. . . . Jolinny Wll•n—good boxer and stifT puncher; e hadn't been beaten before Mayard licked him. . . Rocky Mar- 10—being carefully nursed along; built along squatty lines and ocsn't know much about boxing, ut socks with considerable em- hasis. . . . Johnny Holman—big, trong kid and a robust clouter; ghtlng only a year Doesn't sound very exciting, but we've seen the time when you ouldn't find that many names. Sooners Are Late When the running track was removed from the Oklahoma u. stadium to make room for more scats, new footracing layout was con- HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. June 17— (if)— The Philadelphia Eagles, na tional professional football champ ions, will train at Hot Springs th fall. Prince Cook, hend of the Ho igs Booster Club, announce yesterday. Cook said the Ertplc\s. with who] Clyde Scott. University ol Arknnsa grid star, will play, will be he from vAug. 30 until Sept. 10. win. they go to Little Rock for an-ex hibltion game with the Los Angel Rams. Cook satd negotiations for use Hot Springs' Rlx Stndiutn a.s training site by the Eagles were aleted yesterday witii Vince McNally, Philadelphia business nuina- ger. Except for one public demonstration, all practice sessions will l>e secret, cook added. By The Associated Preu AMKItlCAN LEAGUE Batting—Kell. Detroit. .347; Di- Mngglo, Boston and Joost, Phila- clphia, .320. Rims—Joost. Philadelphia, 58; Williams, Bostou, 48. Runs batted In—Williams, Boston, 8; Stephens, Boston, 56. Hits—Kell. Detroit, 76; Majcskl, hiladclphla. 68. Doubles—Zcrnlal, Chicago, 17; Mnjeskl, Philadelphia, 16. Triples—Mitchell, Cleveland, 7; Valo, Philadelphia, 6. Home runs—Joost, Philadelphia, nd Stephens, Boston, 15. Stolen Bases—Dillinger, St. Louis, ; Mitchell, Cleveland, 6. Pitching—Rnschl, New York, 10-1, 909; Reynolds. New York, 7-1. .875. Strikeouts—Trucks. Detroit, 75; Ncwhouser. Detroit. 60. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting — Robinson, Brooklyn, 353; Schoendlcnsl. St. Louis, .348. Runs—Reese. Brooklyn, 47; Rob,n c; on, Brooklyn, 41. Runs batted In—Robinson, Brook- yn. S3; Hodges. Brooklyn, 44. Hits—Robinson, Brooklyn, IB;, Brooklyn and Thomson, New York, 73. Doubles—Ennis. Philadelphia, 17; Jones and waitkus, Phllnclelphia, 16. Triples—Uobtnson and Furillo, Brooklyn and Smnllcy, Chicago. 5. Home runs—Kincr, Pittsburgh, 14; Scminick, Philadelphia, 12. Stolen buses—Reese nnd Robinson, Brooklyn. 11. Pitching—Scwcll, Pittsburgh, 4-0, 1.000; Oranca, Brooklyn, 8-1, .889. Holland Funderburk Glover 2b .. Crittlc ss .. Walker :io . Slaton Ib . Kenl«y c Ward p Prltchaid rf Terry If ... c( AB .. 2 .. 3 .. 2 .. 3 .. 3 .. 3 ... 3 ... 3 ... 2 Totals 24 Blythevllle Motor AB Armstrong c 3 Cook cf Canada 3b Mcharg Ib Dill ss Bnssctt rf Shumate rf-2b Hawkins 2b Little Jones R 0 D 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 B 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 UUI B*i Off tea O»«m at 1 Show StarU M '=*• ....24 7 Ra/nrbacks AB R 4 4 -2 1 4 1 5 5 5 structed . It looked so good that the Athletic Journal persuaded Coach John Jacobs to write an ar- :lcle about it ... Jake concluded Ills piece.: I can think of many ad-' vantages to both football and track I by having separate layouts—for one, 55.000 people can't see my two-mile [ team get between halves." Strikeouts—Branca, Brooklyn and Spalm, Boston, 52. Shriners Plan Final Meeting of Summer LOOKING UP: When the Indians' slump continued, Bill Veeck started asking Lou Boudrcau questions, but from the happy expressions on their foccs. perhaps the C'-evclano* club is on the road "to recovery. The club president and manager hope so. Shorts and Shelves When the St. John's U. baseball team flies to Wichita. Kas.. Tuesday for the NCAA bajeball finals, It will mark the first time the Redmen have been west of Peoria, 111., and probably the ntst time most of the boys knew there was land west of the Hudson River. The Richmond. Va.. Capital City Softball League adopted a rule this season which specifies: "Ray Wingo and Bill Covlngton will not be permitted to pitch." They're too good for the rest of the circuit. . Yesterday's Sports in Brief By the Associated E'ress Tennis Zagreb, Yugc;ilnvia — Yugoslavia eliminated Sweden, 3-2, to reach semifinals of European zone Davis Cup tennis competition. Raring London—British Jockey Club opened iU general stud book to admit foreign-bred horses. Ascot. England — Lord Derby's Alychlon led home American-bred aud owned Black Tarquin In classic Ascot gold cup. game with the Lonokc team here Wednesday. Bauxite-Bcnton won. 43-0. Blythei'illc's Shrine club will hold Its I^.Ht meeting of the Summer U>- ni?ht at 6 o'clock at Walker Park where members and wives will gather for a chicken dinner. Committee reports on passible lo- crtlous for shrine club rooms will be heurd. About 60 reservations have al- eady been received for tonight's iicctlng, which will be the last until the regular meeting schedule 1« resumed in September. Totals Sulllvan-Nclion 16, Soil! van-Nelum Lutes 2b DeLong ss Burhain 3b Ledbclter 3b Bunch Ib (x) Hon Whittle rf Day cf Hicks c Eaton If J. Whittle p Totals (x) singled for Bunch In 7th. Raznrhacks AB Yoder 2b 3 Llpford Ib 3 Alexander sa 3 Poff 3b 3 Layson If 2 Hardy cf 3 Martin rf 1 Pierce rf 2 Hulchr-rson c 3 Hjill p 3 Totals 26 Friday * Saturday "CHALLENGE OF THE RANGE" Chirlet Btamtt a« The Duranxo Kill Serial: Opt. 2 of "Th* Ix»t Jonika' Saturday Owl Show SUrli 10:45 p.m. "CAMPUS SLEUTH" Th« T«n-Ai«a Freddie Stewart June Preisser Alu Shorta Read Courier News Want Ads Football Score? BAUXITE. Ark., June 11. The Bauxite-Bentoa team and the official scorer were a bit weary after an American Legion baseball KElVTI/eKl HOSPITALITY H 0 1 I 0 0 0 o 0 0 1 Sunday & Monday "I WALK ALONE" Bert Lancaster Mrabeth Scott Kirk Dontlaa Warner Nrwi & Serial Cpt. 1 at -Batman * Robin* Midget Racer Killed OKLAHOMA CITY, June 17. —Twenty-clght-year-old Leon Peavy of Dallas was killed at the Fairgrounds Speedway here last night as he drove his tiny racing car In his second official midget auto race. Some 3,000 persons naw Peavy killed after his racer crushed Into another and then bounce end over end through a rail. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday * Saturday 'FALSE PARADISE" WUK Hopaloni Cawidr Cartoon *- Serial More vivid and graphic prescn- ntion of weather data is made pos- ible by n new type of translucent imp. Small internal projectors hrow ilma about the weather at jrincipnl cities on the map and can >c electrically controlled from joints hundreds of miles distant. "Somehow OLD FITZGERAU) »polls m« for any other whiskey!" So say tHVUTbon-yfis* Kentiickiana who find in Ihis genniiwaoor masli Bottlcd-in-Bond a distinctive, full-bodied flavor not encountered in any other brand. OLD F&SHIOXIII.. X/^f smm wiiui Minuan • IMKVHU, «T. murucrr STIAIGHT IOUMON wmsurr • iof> noof • tomtp in IONP BLYTHEVILLES ONLY /VLL WHITE THEATRE sliu» suru Uurdal and Sunday] Contll fuming from I:N p.iav Frday X Saturday (DOUBLE FKATURK) "ARIZONA TRAILS" wilh Tc* Kilter * Fuziy Knlghl Saturday Owl Show Ghost of Frank«ntt«in" with Borli Karloff. ton ChaneT * BcU PJa Frank Bock'i Original "Bring 'Em Back Alivt" SerUI: "M ysterioM Mr. M" Also Cartoon Sunday & Monday 'EVERY GIRL SHOULD BE MARRIED" with C»rj Grant It Betsy Drake Warner Newt 4 Sh«rtt Hot OKlci Optm at I Week M(bt> Shn« Starts at 7:M Malinet galurdii} at 2 p.aa. <rtt.i continooa* g_ •g— - . _ _ _ - — NEW «•» Upnu Week Uajt r.«* *.aa. Matlme Uatvdat * Sanda; at-Su I *JD Ow>t gt Manila, Ark. Shaw* CVEKY NIGHT Also Cartoon Saturday Owl Show 11 p.m. "SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE" nith Phillip Tmy Jacqueline While and Mariartl Llndaajr Friday & Saturday "FLASHING GUNS" Johnny Mack Brown Serial: C»l. 11 of "Rti & Rinty Saturday Midnight Show STARTS 10:45 p.m. "THE RAVEN" Boria KarMT, Btla LM«ai Ala* Shorta Friday "SONG OF INDIA" Tarhan Bey Saba Saturday 'Shine On Harvest Moon' Koy Serial: •My.itertOQi Mr. M" Ala* Cartwn N*. Sunday & Monday 'FOUR FACES WEST" .lotl McCrea Franeca DM Chartoa Bickl*r4 Saturday Owl Show 'THIS IS MY AFFAIR' Robert Tartar Barbara Stanwyck Sunday A Monday 'COMMAND DECISION' Clark GaMc, WaMar YM Ja*aM*

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