The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 14, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 14, 1949
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 19.19 Middlecoff^Stranahan, White Here Tomorrow; Injury Hits Chicks Again Golfing Notables*—" * In Exhibition Play Wilson's Bill Denton To Team with National Open Champ in Match National Open Champion Cary Alicldlecoi'f of Memphis and Blytheville Country Club's top amateur Bill Joe Denton, ivill match strokes against former British amateur champion Frank Stranahan Icdo, 0., and Buck of Sports Roundup Huib Fullrrlon. Jr. NEW YORK, Sept. M. <AP>—The Bo.ston baseball .story apparently was summed up in :< newspaper headline tlie oilier day: "Dark Says Ke'll Be a Better Shciitslop in 1950." . . . The Braver already are out of II and beanlown expert* aren't counting much on the Red Sox slim remaining chance. U's wait till next year again. . . And next year, according; White, |Southwortl OMP infoi-niant. Billy will be hack as Braves Greenwood, Jliss., pro in an | manager but most of his team won't exhibition match at the BIv- 1"" b * ok '. -. • T!le i"" 1 '"" '« where theville Country Club tomo'r- " anfl °°' "'" ef " "'" lace row afternoon. Tee-off time for Blythevilk's biggest golfing event Is 2:15 p.m. ami play will he for 18 holes. The match will be run off by Karl (Pee WPP) Baker. Blytheville pro xvho arranged the event through the Early Maxwell Associates of M-'ni- phis, booking agency for Middleroff. The match wiit be one ol Middlo- c-off's. Slranahan's and White's stops in their summertime golfing exhibition tonr. Officials or Ihe Blytheville Club, sponsors of the event, have spent the past week in readying the club's new gra-s green course for the big event. Thb will be the first major ni?teh played on the new course Prior to actual malrh play tomorrow the three lourine groats will give a free exhibition of tron and wood shots at tlie club. This is slated at 1:30 pin. To Speak (o At noon tomorrow the three visiting golfers and Denlon will be guests of honor at a Joint luncheon- meeting of Blytheville's civic clubs at Hotel Noble where each will be officially welcomed to Blytheville. Following the luncheon - meeting they will go direct to the Country Chib for the beginning of activities. The teaming of Midrtlecoff and Denton In tomorrow's match will he reminscent of a few years p.ea when the two were touring Memphis courses together as amateurs. The two young golfers were raispri together and learned their golf on Memphis courses. Whit* Is also a friend of Mtddlecoff and Is said by many to have been partly responsible for his rapid rise to golf prominence. Middlecoff. who gave up a career In dentistry to hit golf balls for a living J.s one of the best known golfers in the nation. His victory in the National Open last June at Chi- caeo's Medinah Country Chib climaxed a meteoric rise th?t is almost unequalled in , the history of golf. He has. in fact, been one of the ^vV figures in the game almost ever since turning pro In March of 1947. He won his first tournament iind $2.000 prize less than two weeks after dropping his amateur status. That was tlie Charlotte Open. Golf experts -have predicted for Middlecoff a great future as a pio- fe-ssional as he is only 27 years of age now. lyOnf Tron Shooter While, at 38, is a well-known pro in golfing circles and is renowned us a long iron shooter. Although he has never ranked among Ihe nation's top money winners, he is acknowledged as a stylist and his shots have bepn compared with those of Sammy Snead and other greats. His most recent success was in the National Open where he placed fourth after pacing the field durine the first day's shooting. He also learned his Eolf in Memphis. Stranahan. termed by experts as one or the most colorful amalcui-s of golf, is a member of tha U. s. Walker Cup team. He is known in • golfing circles as a top amateur and has finished ahead of some of the lesfllng pros in one or two of (lie major open tournaments. He is the son of an Ohio aufo parts magnate and comes by his solf naturally ns his fathpr was ?. linksman of note several years ago. This will be his first exhibition mutch of the slimmer tour in which he has not been paired with Miri- dlecoff. Although Denton Is known for his gollin? only in this ioca'ity lie is respected by many as one of the leading amateurs of this area. He :t»vnr competed in a in;,j»r nients for the unhappy vpterans. Roundabout report from California says tlie Yankees have bought Jackie Jensen, former U. of California fullback, and itifipldpr Billy Martin from Oakland for a bii> price. . Rneakiii" of Jensen, when the Santa Clara football team Invited Barbara Jensen, the swimming 'hamp, to rule over Hie football festival, Assistant Coach Herm Mcister recalled what a.lckie did as*, fall and said: ''It's a good idea to have a Jensen on our side this vear." Jack Lavelle. tin- stout scout of football fame, bbnies this one on his mother, who is a rabid Giants baseball fan. aHlinueh -she seldom sees a game. . . When the O'anls bought Walker Cooper for S1T5.000 when all the news stories were stressing their nrpd for pit-hTs, Mis. Lavelle exeblmert in divnnst: "They nay 5175.000 for Cooper. You'd think they should know he can't do them a bit of Good until after the batter misses the ball." One-Minute S'porfs I'agi> 'This corner nicks Ch'irlev Fusari over Rocky Gra?.inno in toni-.-tit's Polio Grounds fii;ht on the theory that once a rock has been crushed, you can't put U together again. . . It nilt^t have been a record or a quiz program' in Standard. 111., recently when three baiters hii. in sticcessirm, a single, double and triple and nobody scored. The first, was out trying to stretch tiis hit: the next two overslid Ihe bags and were tagged, . . Fred Thomsen, who has been in the building contracting business since he left the Arkansas football Job. is back coach- at Southwest Missouri Stale of Springfield. Maybe he's supposed to be buildin? something there. . . When Yosl Beria anil Chitilev Silvera of the Yankees turned up at Yulp's scrimmage Mondny. Coach Herman irickimm romp.rked: "I don't. rccoeniVe anybody who can't KinerTies Two Home Run Marks Pirate Slugger Gets Fourth Grand Slam Clout of Season block or tackle," . Herman team. At that ra can't recognize his o I)ol5 All. Brothers The Ha rdin -Simmons schedule call.s for camps Eaelc.s, Bearcat. 1 :, WildcaUs, Lcbas. f(x>lbaTl ., , , . Conors, Lions. Buffaloes and 'Tig -_ ers. A regular \vlio zoo. . . A toxns observer, wondering how Southern Methodists' Doak Walker will fare without Gil Johnson to pnw foi v i\m. EidcJ?;: "r wouldn't say Walker couldn't be president until I'd seen lim run lor it." . . , Don I^nclair, Flhode Island lialfback. worked last Bummer as a grave Mister. AlIrTi Fur bush. New Hampshire tackle, was Eira.'x's cutter in r\ ccmnli-i-y. . . N'o doubt when they clash in October. thev'll try to knock each oth- for a ghoul. Ralph Kiner, Pittsburgh's fence buster, has stolen the headlines from the pennant race with his frontal assault on Babe Eiith's all- lime home run lecord. Twice last night the Pirate slng- KCr lied major league marks as lie hammered No.s. 17 snd 48 off Philadelphia Phil pitching. The marks were most homers with bases full in a .season—four—and most homers in consecutive at bats—four. With 17 games to go, 14 of them at Forties Field, the '26-year-old Kinpr can beat the Babe's 1327 score of CO if lip kpcps up his ler- 'ific September pace. Flight nr>w he trails Ruth bj three I'.imes Kiner hit his 48th in same No. 137 while the late Bambino smashed his 4flth and 49th In No. 134. Kiner's obfectlvp is Hack Wilson's National League high of 56, set in 1030. That's only eight iway. He also has a good shot at :hp mnst homers in a month record. Cy Williams hung up the National I.easinc simulant' of 15 for the Phils May 1923. Rudy York's 18 for Detroit in August 1937 is e. major eagre mark. Kiucr has hit 10 so far this uniith. Homers ir first am! Second WJipn Killer blasted Hank Borowy for a grand slam homer in the innin- of last night's 11-6 win over the Phils, he tied the mark of 'our, held by six players Including Ruth and Lou Oehrlg. He followed this with another homer In the second inning, lie hit for tlie .cir cuil in is last two trios to the plate aeainst Chicago Sunday. St. Louis and Brooklyn kept pace in the race toward the world series with the Cards shutting out New York. 1-0. on Red Mimgpr's brllllanl one-hit game. That left St. Louis still I't games [n front. Mun»cr faced only 28 Giants, walking one man. In copping a tight duel from Dave Koslo. After Sid Gordon singled in the second, he retired 16 in a row until he walked Bobby Thomson In the! eighth. Pibby was cut down In a[ double play. There was a bit of luck attached ! to the lone Cant run. Stan Musiat. ! trying to hold back his swing, was ; credited with a double whnn the j ball hit his bat in the first Inning.! Nippy Jones' single drove him '• home. The game was played In one! hour and .11 minutes. | llrrt So* Nip Tigers 1-t : Brooklyn exploded for three runs ... . in the 10th inning, two one Jackie ate. I Robinson's Iriple. lo overcome Cin- >wn c'nnnti. 6-3. The Dodgers were losing 3-2 with two out and nobndy "n In the ninth. Doubles by oil Hodges and Carl Furillo sent the game into extra innings. The Boslon Red Sox gave warning that they are nnt to be counted out of the American League race Itr Saul Feldnan , NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 14. (/f)— University of Oklahoma football fans worry about the Sooners' offense this year, but Coach Bud Wilkinson has a grealer problem the defense. Not to say that the loss of quarterback Jack Mitchell from the Big Seven and Sugar Bowl champion- Isn't enough to add * ft wgsav halss, but Wilkinson Is qolck to point ost other trodbles. "Numerically speaking, our loss</ haven't been great from the offense Bui look what happened to our defense," Wilkinson said. "We Ios6 three tackles, all-Amerl- i guard Buddy Burris, and two linebackers who can't be replaced— Pete Tillman and Myrle Greathouse." The tacWes who graduated last spring were all-Big-Seven Homer Paine. Nule Trolter and Truman WriTlu. This leaves Oklahoma with only two tackles with any exner lence. Wade Walker and Leon Manley. Last year, Oklahoma's linemen were so deep. It was hard to tell the difference between the first three lines. The strength of last year's team was In those tackles, who could take care of two men and work cither Inside or outside. "I just don't know wliom we can use for line backers. Nobody will ever look like Tillman and Greathouse. We'll try fullback Leon Heath and center Charley Dowel] " Wilkinson said. It appears Darell Royal will take over the quarterback spot left vacant by Mitchell. Royal Is a better passpr than Mitchell but a weaker runner. 28 I.ettrrmen Back Wilkinson is expected to add more, pass plays to his split T formation to compensate for his losses in run* "ins power. The Sooners also have lost their "paint-nflcr-touchdown" man, Les one of the nation's top piule.ssional golfers will lake pan in tne'exhibi- ! ^l~f' ^""Irf"'' 51 >ear hit 39 P 0 ' 11 ' 5 lion golf match at the Blythevdle Country club :omorrow afternoon. " " tol -' ch ? olvns and ""de °ne White will team with Frank Stranahan, Toledo. O.. amateur against National Open Champion Cary Middlecoff of Memphis and Bill Joe White, Grcenwiod, Miss., pro and Defense is Oklahoma Coach's Big Worry; Offense is Fans' undefpntrd «(ter losing last year's opener to Santa Clara 20-17. New York .. Boston Cleveland ., Detroit ... Philadelphia Chicago St. Louis Washington AMKRICAN LEAGUE W L 85 50 XATIO.NAL SI. Louis ... Brooklyn PhilatlcliJliia Boston New York . . Pittsburgh .. Cincinnati . Chicago . . . . 85 . 80 . 82 72 56 . 49 W . 88 . 37 . 74 . 68 . 67 . 60 . 58 . 54 PCt .630 .607 .584 .582 .522 .406 .353 .319 Pet. .638 .62fi .529 .489 .480 .438 .406 .383 field goal— the third best record In the nation. Dejiton, Blytheville Country club amateur. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 1, New York 0. Brooklyn 6. Cincinnati 3 (10 innings I. Pittsburgh 11, Philadelphia S. Boston at Chicago, wet grounds. AM KK JO AN LKAUUE Boston 7, Detroit 4. Chicago 3, Washington 2. St. Loi'is at New York (2) postponed, rain. Cleveland at Philadelphia, rain. SOUTHERN LEAGUE (Playoff) Nashville 16, New Orleans 3. Birmingham 9, Mobile 3. Vols and Barons Win First-Round Playoff Games Graziano to Meet Charlie Fusari In Bout Tonight with Royal at quarterback. P to Have Same indcll I Duck Hunting Dates OS and year from Auburn, at fullback. The Soone-s have three fine ends -all good pass caterers—in Jim Owens, Prankle Anderson and Bobby Goad. Despite the loss of all-America Burris. guards are big »nd plentiful with Norman McNabb. Dec An- By Tlie Associated 1'ress The Nashville Vols—n-ho'ro out to ' N E W YORK. Sept make a dream come true—and the . Rocky Graziano. the biggest q'ties- i tiros. Stanley' West and'cialr'Mayes", Birmingham Barons who broke up uon mark and dollar mark in the" Doweli will take Tinman's place! Bllt Mississippi sportsmen tlmt dream last year—won easy vie- : boxing business, returns to the ring j "t center with Harry Moore , tones last night in the opening of tonight a solid choice to whip the Southern Association playoffs. , Charlie Fusarl in the polo Grounds. The Vols tattered the New Or- i That much suspended Rock mak- leans Pelicans, 16-3. and the Barnns , ing his first main stem start since' Heaton Po*ts Top Record in Gun Club Comnetition Tom Heaton. Blythevilfe scalter- nn marksman. Icrt skeot shootim: at the Rlylheville Gun club lasi week with a round of 24 out of possible ?b breaks. Close iH'hind Fleaton however vere u\o other shooters. C. O. Rod? nan and B. F. Brogdon with scores tl 11. In trap shooting at the club lasl .b.v twice coming from behind to end Detroit's lO-gaine win slreak. 7-4. With the Red Sox winnlne and New York's doublcheader with St. Louis postponed until loday because of rain, the Yankees' lead now measures 2H games, the Yanks have 19 to play. Boston only M. Cleveland's scheduled nleht qame in Philadelphia wns rained out but Chicago and Washington were ahlc to play [heir meaningless contest at Griffith Stadium. Rnnrly Gum- at center with replacement. Oklahoma opens its season Friday night. Sept. 23, .against Boston College at Boston. unreeled enough power for a 9-3 vie- \ he was flattened by 'i'onv Zaie ! The Sooners will be seeking their lory over tlu- Mobile Bears. ] 15 months ago, has been installed i clcvcntl1 straight win. They went may be hunled j in Arkansas. Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi from Nov. 18 Ihrough Dec. 27. Arkansas and Tennessee had asked for those dates and Louisiana expressed agreement. firsl i tended the period does not coincide with the most favor.ible hunting conditions In that state. The Fish and Wildlife Service nevertheless felt the season should be the same in all states and picked the dates with the most support the playoff finals. That's where Nashville's dream exploded last season. Last night. Hie Vnls used the association's top hui-ler. Pete Mallm-y. to insure conquest of the Pels. For Pete it was his 21st victory of the year. In Birmingham the Barons early asserted dominance river the Bears. They reeled off live runs in a flrst- inning explosion. Thai was all that was necessary. After tonisiit, Nashville and New I The former middleweight king's I first home town showing in three ! > s is bringing in the backers. The promoting International Box- Ing Chib anticipates a crowd of i 35,000 and a gross of over S200.000 j i providing the weather is good for the scheduled 10-roundpr. I 1 Rocky's explosive punch, his fine j mental attitude and an expected in-pound weight advantage 15!) to i 149-arc the reasons he's favored.; pert won It for the White Sox. 3-2. Orleans will move ihcir scrips to the The Boston Braves-Chicago Cub j Pels' home grounds and Birmingham ami Mobile will go to Mobile. was postponed because of wet grounds. Tqrfav's Gnmrs NATIONAI LFJtr.riK New York at St. Louts (n;ghn Brooklyn at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. Boston at Chicago. AMKHIPAM St. LouLs nl New York 121 netroit at Bn.ston. Chicago at Washington iniehli Cleveland at Philadelphia i night) tournament and nis as a hobby. He is a mpmbei o! the Blylhevillc Country Club am is favored lo take tlie club du"» pionship SOUTHERN I.KAfll'E (1'laj-nffl New Orlean.s at. Naslivillr. Mobile at Bii iningharu. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wodneselnv S I'hnrsriav "PARDON MY SARONG" with Abbott ami fnstcllo Nevis ami Short golf more 'mcnt that . , . week Clettl.s Bailcv was high with memuci-.slnp tourna- M . Ralph Bern-man second will, and J. C. Ellis third with A "blue rihhon da al ihe county fair! THK IS I'AKT Wlion \ m \ liaiea lilitc ril/hini <li,.. trlcliralc it willi Hill ami Hill! for Muoolli, Kenluck Hill ail,} Hill isalwavs- Kobblns, Inc.. Exclusive Distributors . Lime Rock ar, PROOF <:<> Grain Neutral Spirits OLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRL Sho» SlarU Weekdays J:0fl p.m .Saturday ant) Suml.iy: Ciintinuuui shoninf; lrr>m 1:OU p.m. Pickard's Grocery IS THE LATEST lotk for fhwr trotks n rt* ttrettt Aha \VCM !B,1! CKEV'S IURROERER B TM Co-Hit There's a reawin! "Job- Katnl" tnick-a fit tlie• job. Tlicy redtice o|«ratiiif; cosU . . . last longer . . . and are more <le|.>cnrlable. Blytheville Motor Co. "Sdulh's l-lnest Service" Hniadway & Chickasawha see usioribe facts GOLF EXHIBITION -Dr. Gary Middlecoff National Open Champion and Billy Joe Denton —vs.— Fronk Stranahan Former British Open Champion and Buck White WelJ-Known. Greenwood, Mississippi, Pro. Thursday September 15 Match Begins at 1:30 Blytheville Country Club Free Exhibition Before Match — • — This Announcement Hrought lo You by HUBBARD & SON, Furniturt MEADS ARK-MO POWER CO. W. J. POLLARD AGENCY Tribe May Lose Hall (or Opener Shoulder Dislocated In Drills Yesterday But Mosley Hopeful The Blythevillc Chicks yesterday 'oil their second bite of the in- Jm> jinx and It may cost [hem a starter In Friday night's open- intr game . Marvin Hall, end letteiman. who fih c , 1 ! lched . for » Carting berth h J he Trlbe ' disloc ated his leU shoulder, during tackling practice nn^f, 7 >S . dr "' S ailtl ™ S rusl '^ mediately to a doctor's office Coach Russell Mosley said !*> morning that he had not UMW Hall today and did not know whi- er or not he would be ready for '<"? , b y Friday. However, he Li maining hopeful anrt Indicated that he did not believe the Injury serious. The shoulder Injured yrstcrd»v was the same one Hall hint in the slate championship game last year. Ever since then he has been having trouble with it. Defense Given Emphasis -Mack Hay, a 150-|)ouud Papoose graduate ivas rushed Into HaM's vacant right end post and the Chicks went through extensive drills yesterday. They spent a long session on defense against T formation pass and running plays that probably will be used by Pa'ragould before climaxing with short scrimmage using their own plays. The Chicks will wind up hard practices this afternoon with a session at 3:30 and will close drills tomorrow night with a dress re- hersal under Haley Field's new lights. Installation and focusing of the new lights were completed yesterday and the sealed-beam arc.i were given their first test last night. "Dead as a dodo" refers to a clumsy cousin of the pigeon that was three times the size of a turkey and lived on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauri'ii's until three turles ago. he dorto—a name ., rived from the Portuguese word! simpleton--could neither fly, fight nor run away. m dTJTr "NEW Box Opens Week Ua.'S 7:00 p.m. Matinrc Sulurilaj ,t Sunihivs Mal.-Sun. I p.m. Cont. Showing Manila, Ark. Shows EVERY NIGHT Wednesday & 1'hursdav 'THE RED MENACE" R. Rockwell and H. Arman Also Shorts Boi Office Opens at 6:15 p.m. Week Ni S hls Show Starts al 7:00 Matinee Saturday * Sunday « Z p.m. with continuous shonint. Wednesday & Thursday "THE WINDOW" Barbara Hale Bohby Drlscoll News & Comedy DRIVE-IN THEATER i Miles North of BlythevilUVi Bo» Otfice Opens »t 6:J» Show Starts 7:» Wednesday "OUT OF THE PAST" with Robert Milchum, Jant Greer, Kirk Doujlas and Rhonda Fleming Thursday * Friday "CASS TIMBERLANE' with Zachary Scott and Tom Drake Added Attractions

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