The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 18, 1950
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*A«E TUit (AKK.l OOUKlfeiK TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1M« Re-Matches of 49 'Clinchers' Feature Baseball Openers By Jack Hand NEW YORK, April 18. (AP)—Ted ($125,000) Williams and Joe ($100,000) DiMaggio start earning those bulging salaries today as the big league season opens on eight fronts. Pay starts for some 430'major leaguers with the first pitch of baseball's jubilee year. An opening clay turnout of -about 260,000 fans will help the bosses foot the bill. The schedule makers come up+ •—. "with 1 a tasty tldbft In rematches of the New Pork Yankee-Boston Red Sox and Brooklyn Dodger-Phi IncicI- phia, Phillies games that decided • the 1949 pennnnt races on (he final day. With DiMflgglo in the opening lineup for the sixth time in 12 active years (not counting three in the Army) the world champion Yanks visit Fenway Park for the first of four with the Red Sox. The ; Yanks didn't beat off the Boston challenge until the last day in '49. f Most of the experts and oddsmak- ers pick the Sox to win It all this time. Brooklyn, , favored Io repeat In the National, also opens on the road at Shibe Park where the Phillies took them to extra innings last October before yielding the clincher. : Cards Play Tonight Pittsburgh's night opener at St. Louis is something new, a trend of .things , to come when all major league weekday games will be played under the lights. Many more night games will follow—a tolnl of 409 during the 24-week season. Tops in national interest on the opening program is the Yank-Red -Sox clash at Fenway where Boston wound up its home season last fall -•with 21 straight victories. . . Manager Joe McCarthy has. his -•outhpaw ace,- Mel Parnell (25-7), ready to get the Sox off on the right foot. For tHe Yanks, Casey Stengel.Is pitching 1 Allle Reynolds 1 '. (17-6), sturdy World righthanded hero of "the Series. Casey says Tommy Henrich,,sore'knee and all, will open at first base. Both Williams and 'DiMaggio hogged the spring headlines. Ted banged out 11 home runs and Joe smashed six homers and a .403 average. They seem to be ready to •tart firing. Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics, starting their 50th year un-' der the 87-year-old manager, have pitching miseries. Dick Fowler and Joe Coleman have arm troubles so Mack opens ^at aW.shinpton with M-year-old Carl Scheib (9-121. Truman *o Throw First Rail After _President Harry Truman throws'out the first ball at Griffith Btadtam, Rae Scarborough 03-11) t*k«* «p;the burden for Washington. .-*'* Hed' r Garver (12-17) goes for the yoftrttiful at. .Louis Browns at Chic*go against the White Sox' lefty Bill Wight (15-13). Wight is the fellow -with the tricky move to first Mint picks so many runners off the bag. Tt, will be interesting "to see how Wight and the other pitchers make out with the new balk rule ttiat requires a full second halt before throwing to the batter with a men on base. Big Don Newcombe (17-8) is the Dodger pitcher at Philadelphia un- les* he develops arm trouble at the last minute. Newk went to the hospital with a sore arm last week •but they could find nothing wrong. So Manager - Burt Shotton picked him to open, just as he did in the world series. Robin Robert. 1 ; (15-15) Is the Phillies* nominee although Eddie Sawyer might switch to lefty Ken Heintzelman U7-10). Manager Eddie Dyer of the St. Louis Cards follows the book in tossing- a righthander—Gerry Statcy (10-10)—against Pittsburgh's right- handed, batting power. Bob Chesnes 17-13) will work for the Pirates- Three players from the Cleveland Barons were chosen on the American Hockey League nil-star team lor 1949-50. Rough Red Gets Plaudits, Not Boos at Arena Eugene (Red) Roberts, the big Little nock wrestler, played his usual role of toughle last night but this lime there iwere cheers Instead of Jeers for him as he left the Memorial Auditorium ring. Big Red, wh< has been around for a long time, won the favor of the fans, when Referee Mike Meroney announced after Roberts and his partner. Elmer Davis, had been defeated a In tag match at the Auditorium that Roberts earlier yesterday had suffered an attack of gaul bladder trouble and had been ordered by a doctor not to wrestle. Tlie fans responded with loud applause us Big Red left the ring for the dressing room accompanied by a Blythevllle doctor. He very nearly collapsed In the ring during the final round of the match a few minutes before and had asked Meroney to summons a doctor. It was then Meroney revealed Roberts' earlier attack. • • But In spite of Roberts' efforts as a trooper, he and Davis were de- Billy feated in straight falls by Hickson and Johnny Carlln. Carlln and Hickson won the first fall in 28 minutes with Hickson defeating Roberts in 25 minutes with a spinning toe hold and Carlin winning over Davis in three minutes with a crab hold. The second fall lasted but 15 minutes with Hickson defeating Roberts in five minutes with another hold and tlcn returning to win over Dnvls 10 minutes later in the same way; In the two one-fall preliminary bouts Carlln defeated Roberts in 10 minute with a double wrist lock and Hickson won over Davis in 10 minutes with a spinning toe told. AMMMCS Southern Association , W Memphis 3 Nashville 3 Atlanta ....;.'. 2 Mobile 2 New Orleans I Little Rock o Chattanooga 0 Pet. 1.000 l.DOO .667 .667 .333 .000 .000 YESTERDAY'S 'RESULTS Southern League No games scheduled. TODAY'S GAME Southern League Nashville at Chattanooga. Night Games Memphis at Little Rock. Atlanta at Birmingham. New Orleans at Mobile. National league Boston at New York. Brooklyn- at Philadelphia. Chicago at Cincinnati. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, night. American League New York at Boston. St. Louis at Chicago. Detroit at Cleveland. Philadelphia at Washington. Oklahoma Ags Defeat Arkansas Nine 73-2 STILLWATEB. Okla., April 18. (/P) —Lefthander Carl Pcvehonse held the University of Arkansas to eight hits as the Oklahoma Aggies won their seventh straight baseball vlc- Southern Teams Resume Action Opening Day Foe* Shift Fields; Chicks Invade Little Rock By Sterling SUpp* r ' Associated Press Sports Wrt(«r The Southern Association has its second round of "opening games" today and the only home club with a good record Is Mobile—the team which expects to draw the fewest fans. Mobile plays for the Ilrst lime thl.s season In Hartwelf Fielrt against New Orleans and only 5,000 fans are expected. The Bears have whipped New Orleans twice and lost once. Birmingham looks for 12.500 fans and die attendance trophy In Its night opener against Atlanta. Birmingham has lost two and won only one game. Chattanooga meets Nnsh- vllle In the afternoon and about 8,000 paid watchers are expected. Tin Lookouts haven't won a game. Memphis at I.idle Rock Little Rock plays Its first of 77 home games at night against Memphis and 6,000 are expected. The Trays have yet to win. At this point last year Little Rock had whipped Memphis three straight gomes. Memphis now has whipped Ltllle Rock three straight. Last year Memphis lost six before winning. Jerry Dahlke, a 19 year old who won seven and lost 12 for Muskegon, Mich., last season, tries for Memphis' fourth consecutive victory tonight. Lou Lombardo, already a one game loser, will pitch for Little Hock. Trav manager Jack Saltzgaver had his batters out for three hours of practice yesterday afternoon. Little Rock has scored only eight runs In three games. Pat Seerey. star outfielder for Memphis. Is a former Little Rock American Legion player. Tuesday night's same will be his first hometown appearance since joining the Cleveland farm system in 1941. Gosnell Nine Opens Season With Manila Gosnell High School's baseball team opened Its season this afternoon against the Manila Uons at the Gosnell High School diamond. The Gosnell-Manlla tilt Is one of the two opening games of the newly-formed North Mississippi county High School Baseball League. In the other game today Leachville, which look the place of Dell In the league, played at Armorel. The high school league was formed last month under the direction of Bill Godwin, Blythevllle baseball enthusiast. The four teams In the league will play two games weekly until the closing of school next month. Gosnell also has two non-league games scheduled with the Hayti. Mo., High School nine. One of these games will be played at night In Hayti. - , osnljtvschedule: April 18—Manila at .Gosnell; April 21—Armorel at Armorel; April 25—Leachville at Gosnell; April- 28—Manila at Manila; May 2—Armorel at Gosnel May 4—Hayti at Hayti (night); May S -Leachville at Leachville; May —Manila at Gosnell: May ID—Hayti at Ciosnell: May 12''— Armorel at Armorel; May 18 — Leachville at Gosnell: May 19—Manila at Manila,: May 23—Armorel at Gosnell; May 26—Leachville at Leachville. tory. 13-2 here yesterday. First baseman Joe Buck led the 13-hlt Aggie attack on three Arkansas pitchers with two doubles find a homerun In five trips. 30,000 Fans Expected to See Baseball's First Night Opener KVKS HUTU'S KKCOKD-Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh pirates does pusli ups to strengthen his wrist sprained during spring training in preparation for the opening of the 1D50 baseball season tonight In St. Louis. Klner, one of the most valuable players in the NatlonaJ League, definitely has his eyes on Dabe Ruth's home run record of Sports Roundup . Hnjh fullrrton Jr. NEW YORK. April 18. (AP) _ If you think writing about spurts Is an easy racket, consider the guys who have • to interview Boston Marathon winners each April. . . In a four-year span, they've encountered a French-Canadian whose command of the English language Is none too good, a Korean, a Greek and a Swede, who spoke no English at all. . . Only thing the hoss races last weekend proved about derby prospects is that Hill Prince runs too fast to avoid a rear-end collision If another galloper stops In front of him. . . Maybe Eddie Arcaro thought lie was doing some Sunday driving-on Saturday. . . Eddie will .ride Hill Prince again tills week in an effort to comnlete a set of six matched woods. (Wood Memorials, that is) He ahvays has plenty of Irons in the fire. A Mass Is HS Good as a Mile When the Reds and Braves played an exhibition in Blucfield, W.Va., the other day, Walker Cooper belted home runs his first two times at bat. . . As Coop strolled to the "on deck" circle for his third licks, a kid In a box seat cau?ht his eye and yelled: "Hit another homer. Cooper." . . . Walker looked around, grinned and replied: "Son. you want mass production." One.-Mlnufc Sports Pace The Pine-hurst Country Club will have ft new nine-hole golf course ready for the 1950-51 winter season, making S3 holes in all. It's to be built on part of the old No. -1 course, abandoned in 1933. . . Hal Schumacher, the bat salesman who used to pitch for the Giants, snys Robin Roberts of the Phillies has the best change-un he has seen In some years. . . All events at the Kalamazoo College relays April 2!) are to be relays—including field events. Wonder how they're gohr; to do that trick? . . . Brad R/m-- land, the McMurry College footb-11 whiz, is playing on the golf team this spring. And he doesn't think he's entitled to first down if he hits the ball tea yards. _ . Nick Schloeder, tile Bucknell U. tennis pluyer who isn't quite another Ted Schroeder though he .sounds like one, lost a 6-0 set in a recent match. Turning to his worried coach. Hank Peters. Nick remarked: "I was Just warming up my shots." Then he won the next two sets. Cleaning (he Cuff Publications notes: May tesite of Pap Trackmen Go to Hayti For Dual Meet Coach Eiirl Stabler's Blytheville Papoose trackmen got their first test under fire this afternoon in a dual meet with the Hayti Junior thfnclads at Haytf. The meet Is only a practice one. booked for the purpose of giving the Pnps a little experience before the District Three meet at Jonesboro next week. It will be the Paps' only taste of -competition before the Jonesboro event. Coach Stabler said this morning that his team has been invited to compete in an Invitational meet a Walnut Ridge Monday but that the invitation was declined dne to the amount of travel involved. Coach Stabler took 12 boys to the Hayti meet this afternoon. Fat Men Toke To Diamond; Score: 22-14 Meads' Tigers opened the Bny Window Softball League season with a 22-H victory over the Godwin Sporting Goods Store team yesterday afternoon at Little Park The game officially opened the 112-game schedule for the eight teams In the league. Three more contests are on tap for thus week with four tilts to be played each week until August. In yesterday's game Herb Childs was on the hill for the Tigers and Bill Godwin hurled for his team. This 'afternoon Phi! Applebaum's Liquor Store team will play Ark- Mo and tomorrow the Courier News meets Burnett Hudson Sales. Thursday's game will find Kemp Whiseuhunt and Company playing the Fred S. Saliba Company team. Holiday mr? tells "the whole story' of baseball in 20 3'4 pages, about half of which are devoted to pic tures- Interesting, but it must give serious historians the shudders . . . Art Daley's "times at bat" and the brief but pointed "how to lur a fish" make good reading for spring evenings... .Builders of th_ new 8250,000 University of Illinois golf course had to shift seven acres of soil to provide rolling contours: and water hazards, studies had >:howed a variation of only seven inches between the highest and lowest points of the 170 acre tract . . . Sheldon Varney, U. of New Hampshire ski jumper, turned out for the track team when the snow finally vanished. First thing he did was to sprain an ankle high jump Cut your hauling costs with a Studebaker truck Thrifty new power! Rugged new construction! uck* com* MI a full rang* of *ix*i and wheel bases—streamlined H'ton. ^-lon and 1-ton models—also powerful lj^- ton and 1 -ton models— in four wheel bases. -"_•••••••) i —' Spend less for got I Spend kiiferrapoinl Save all fhe way every day! Put rhe pulling power, Ih* staying power, the earning power of a Studebaker truck to work on vow hauling! Studebaker trucks sell sensationally because they save sensationally! Com* in and gel the proof of Studebaker economy —straight from the records of people in your line of business! CHAMBLIN SALES COMPANY Railroad & Ash Banquet Slated For Hoop Teams Chick Boys, Girls Netrers Will Be Honored Friday Night Blythevllle High School's junior and senior boys and senior girls basketball teams will be feted Friday light with a banquet given by the school In, the school's cafeteria. Superintendent of Schools w. B. Nicholson announced plans for the banquet, the first to be given exclusively for basketball players in a number or years. Heretofore the basketball and football banquets have been held joinlty.' Program for the banquet Is being worked out by basketball coach James Fisher, Mr. Nicholson said. The banquet will be along the same line as the football banquet with local speakers to be ontalned. Trophy Io be Awarded Highlight or the banquet will be the awarding of a trophy to the player with the highest percentage of free throws made during the 1949-50 season. The tropyh will be awarded by Coach Membeis of the School Board have beer Invited as special guests at the banquet, Mr. Nicholson said. The banquet will be served \r; members of the school's I omc Economics Department. Tickets are on sale this week for $1 a plate. ST. LOUIS, April 18. (AP)—An assist from the weather man : . . that's the baseball prayer In St. Louis today. If the weatherman comes through, approximately 30,000 fans are expected to watch the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh pirates play-Hie first night major league baseball opener In the' history of the sport tonight. The official forecast Is for a low of 50 degrees. That's a warming thought for a man who" hasn't seen a baseball game since the cold set In last fall. Scheduled to pitch for the Cards is Gerald Staley. Pitsburgh plans to use Bob Chesnes. Both are right- handers. The game in Sportsman's Park will start at 8:30 p.m. (CST). Probable starting lineups: ritlsburgli Beard rf Hopp Ib Kincr If Fernandez 3b Wesilake cf Milrlaugh 2b Rojek ss Fitzgerald c Chesnes p SI. Louis Walker cf Schoendienst 2b Musial rf Slaughter It Kazak 3b Nelson Ib Garaglola c Miller ss Staley p democratic trade unions see themselves as the real bulwark of salvation against communism. Secretary General Oldenbrocck takes what seems to be a rational, experienced, disciplined trade-unionist's point of view on the three- year experimental program his ICFTU Is launching In these underdeveloped countries. EDSON 'Continued from Page 8 part of the world. It is not difficult to imagine the shudders that convulse bankers and ! employers in these underdeveloped j countries as they contemplate such manifestations of progress. Some of these countries, like Turkey, don't have any trade unions at all. In others, only a few crafts are organized. The choice of capital in these areas, however, is to take more democracy, more social reform, more trade unionism and collective bargaining—or else to take communism, which means confiscation of all wealth. Incidentally the free, FISHING? We can furnish yon with everything you need for good fishing. Will buy any amount of roaches. ' DIXIELAND BAITERY 511 Chick. 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