The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 20, 1950
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PAGE TWELVB (ARm COURIER THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 195» Chick Thinclads Run In NEA Meet Tomorrow-Braves Club Giants Again 10-6 Team to Compete At Slate College , Joncsboro Event Will Be Opening of Competition for BHS Blylhevllle High School's Chick•saw. trackmen get their first taste of competition* tomorrow afternoon in the second annual Northeast Arkansas invitational Track and Field Meet at. Arkansas State College In Jonesboro, The Chicks will be one of the 16 teams to compete Jn the big match which was inaugurated last spring and which is the largest .zneet to be hold in this area. t Three other Mississippi County schools. Dell, Lcachvillc and Os- Veola are also listed as expected participants in the meet.. Dell and Qsceola entered the event last year but this will be Lcachville's first track venture. Other teams entered In the meet are Joncsboro, Corning, piggott, , State High of Jonesboro, Tuckerman, Newport, Hughes, Walnut RidgG, Hoxte, Paragould, Earle and .Wynne. Walnut Ridge, as defending meet champions, is posted BS favorites .this year with Dlytheville, Jonesboro, Paragould and piggott expected to finish high. The chicks finished fourth "in .the meet last year behind Walnut 'Ridge, Marlanna and Newport, Os- 'ceola finished sixth and Dell seventh. " Coach Russell Moslcy expects lo ^take 10 squadmen to the meet but •will enter the running -and weight events only. Charles Lutes, J. C. r Droke. Marvin Elall. Joe Tomllnson, --Ted Vance and Wayne Burnham 'will represent the Chicks in the ^dashes and distances with Buddy *Donner. Bull Wunderlich adn Bill Boyd working at the weights. ^ The meet is scheduled to get 'underway at 1 p.m. Bradley Cage Star Reports Bribe Offer Made During NIT iMemphis Beats Travelers 70-3 Jo Take Lead , By The AsMciated Tress : Manager Al Todd of the Mem- ;phis Chicks must have his players convinced that history doesn't re' peat itself. Memphis Is on top of the Southern Association. This time n yenr •go the Chicks 'were on the bottom. At this, point In 1949 Little Ro«k had whipped Memphis .five ••straight times. Memphis has nearly reversed that with four victories i • five tries. Little Rock was on lop of the Southern tast year at this corresponding point but Li (tie Block Is on the bottom now—because of .losses to Memphis. •'• The victory which sent the Chicks :to the head of the list was a 10-3 .gallop over the Tra'vs. '. While that case of vengeance : w»s going on In Little Rock, Birmingham was ' getting back a hig hunk of prestige lost earlier this season to Atlanta. Birmingham battered Atlanta. 14-6. New Orleans repaid Mobile for past miseries with a 9-7 victory, and Chattanooga manhandled the defending champion Nashville Vols, 9-3. Ed Higdon got Memphis' tow heartiest hits last night—a homer with a runner on base, and a Irl- ple. Rocky Krsnlch got three hits in four times at bat. Little Rock .outfielder Glenn McCJuillen. who was obtained from Baltimore, playcc his first game and got a single in PEORIA, III., April 20. WV-Paul Unruh, Bradley University basketball star, says he turned down n S100 to $500 bribe offer to throw a National Invitational Tournament game In New York last month. The 21-year-old all-America ace, son of a Baptist minister, says he brushed off an unidentified man who asked him In front of a New York hotel if he would like to "make some easy money." Unruh said he ncBleclcrl to mention the incident to Bradley officials at the time because he didn't think it was important. "I just brushed It off and forgot it." he said. "I didn't hold it against Ihe guy—I euess guys like that have to eat and make a living." Unruh said he believed the man was a bookie but added that he could have been a prankster. He said also that no report was marie lo tournament officials or to the district attorney in New York. Reveals Offer al Church Dinner The Bradley Star disclosed the bribe offer for the first time during a speech at a church dinner In Pekin. 111., Tuesday night. He said :he man offered to pay $100 If Bradley won a game by six points and S500 if it won by two points in inv tournament game. Unruh told his audience: "It goes without saying that I .urncd down the money," concluding: "A very bad situation exists there (in New York) when It comes to gambling " Unruh, In an Interview yesterday, confirmed he made the statements but said he had assumed he was not speaking for publication. He said he received the bribe offer from the man outside the Paramount Hotel in New York March II or 12. after the team arrived there and before it played any games In the National Invitational Tournament. Bradley beat Syracuse, TS-fifi, and St. John's 83-12. before losing the title game to City College of New York, C9-6I. Later it lost in New York to City College, 71-68 In the final game of the national collegiate meet. Hif.s at Cnmmerclnliratinn Unruh snid he didn't know why he waited so long to tell of the Incident. He said he Just recalled the bribe offer, Tuesday night In talking about his personal objections U) "too much commercialization" of sports, particularly In the New York area." "I learned during my week In New York before the east-west game four times up. Dick Ltttleflcld Southern Association W I- Pcf. Memphis . . Nashville . . Atlanta . ... Mobile . Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga Little Rock 2 3 2 3 2 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE 2 1 1 Boston Chicago SI. Louis Philadelphia ...... • ____ I Brooklyn ............. 1 Pittsburgh ........... 1 Cincinnati ........... o New York ............ 0 AMERICAN LEAGUE W I St. Louis Detroit . New York that players for southern schools make as much as $200 a month. They called me a liar when I told them Bradley paid for one-half of my tuition nnd my books, and that my father's ministerial alliance took care of the other half. Unruh, a native of Toulon, ni.. did not mention ' any southern schools or players by name. pitched all 'the way for Birmingham, the first Baron hurler to last nine Innings this season. Norm Zauchin led the Baron attack with a grand slam homer. Courier Defeats Hudson Team in Bay Window Loop The Courier News' Bay Window Softball League team started Us season with a IC-I5'vlctoiy over the Burnett Hudson Sales leam in n , Jully „,,. ,,,v league game played at Little Park pany at 5:30. NEW YORK, April 20. HPi—Four players get a chance In scenery In newest roster changes by major league clubs. The New York Oinnls yesterday bought veteran outfielder Roy Wea- thcrly from Oakland of the Pacific Coast League. Wealhcrlv. 34. who formerly played with l>r> New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, will be used for left-handed pinch-hitting. The Boston Braves at the same time bought the contract of Ernie Johnson. 25-year-old rlr-htfanrkr! pitcher, who won 15 and lost 5 for Denver tn the western league last year. The Braves released righthander Sam Webb outright to Milwaukee of the American Association. And (he Chicago White Sox released outfielder Gerald Scala to Buffalo of the International League on option. Washington Philadelphia Boston . Cleveland . Chicago . . .BOO .600 .600 .600 .400 .400 .400 ,200 Pel. 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .BOO ,600 .000 .000 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .607 .500 .500 .333 .000 .000 yesterday. It was the first league game of season for both t^ams. Elmer fChigger) Smith and George Clark nitchnd for Ihe Courier News and Marshal) Blackard went all the way for Burnett. League play continued this" afternoon with Kemp whisenhunt Company plp-'l Fred S. Saliba Com- CALLING ALL CAR OV/NERS! PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR SUMMER Noble Giil Pontiac.lnc M. W. "Bill" Spencer. Mgr. Yesterday's Results Soulhern Association New Orleans 9, Mobile 7 (10 inn Ings) Birmingham 14, Atlanta 6 Chattanooga-9. Nashville 3 Memphis 10, Utlle Rock 3 NEW TIGER TEETH—Second Baseman Jerry Priddy, left, and Dick Kryhoski give Detroit a new right side to the infield, make Red Rolfe's Tigers a serious.contender in American League race. Sports Roundup Hn(h Puurrtim Jr NEW YORK, April 20. (IP)— Highlight of the Giants' opening "ceremonies" came when commentator Laraine Day and Coach Fred Filz- simtnons performed a square. dance near Ihe batting cage for the benefit of television viewers. .And some National Lra£ne Boston 10. New York 6 Brooklyn 1, Philadelphia S Pittsburgh 4. St. Louis 3 American league Boston 8-7. New York 3-16 St. Louis 6, Chicago 1 Philadelphia 6. Washington 1 Detroit at Cleveland, rain Today's Games Southern Association Nfemphis at Lltttn Rock, night Nashville at Chattanooga New Orleans at Mobile, night Atlanta at Birmingham, night National Leagur. Boston at New York Brooklyn at Philadelphia Chicago at Cincinnati Pittsburgh at St. Louis American League St. Linils at Chicago Detroit at Cleveland New York at Boston Hogs Lose at Golf, Tennis, Baseball By The Associated Press University of Arkansas came out second best against Oktahomnns in baseball and tennis yesterday. And the Razorbacks lost to Texans at golf. Tulsn University defeated the Ra- 7X)rback baseball team, 5-3, at Tulsn. A three-hit, three-run ninth-inning rally saved the Arkansans from be- ins shut out. II also spoiled a no- hitter which Johnny Brcchin had pitched until then. The Oklahoma A. and M. tennis team downed Arkansas' nettcrs, 6-0, at Fayetteville. The University of Texas beat the Arkansas golf (cam, 6-0 at Austin. The defeat dropped Arkansas from second to fourth place In Southwest Conference golf with a 9-9 season record. . folks still are squawking that Bill Vccck's shenanigans at Cleveland were bad for baseball. . . Apparently nothing can hurt the game. . . . Contusion item: While the Detroit and New York baseball clubs were opening the season, hockey teams from the same cities still were struggling for the Stanley-Cup. — wilh at least two games to go. . . And at Syracuse, N. Y.. the Chiefs start the International League season tbis afternoon against Toronto and the basketball Nats meet the Minneapolis Lakers in a playoff game tonight, what season' Is this, anyway?. No Quick Openers Bob Woodruff, U. of Florida football coach, was engaged in a mass interview with some 35 reporters. . '. . "Bob." one of them asked, "how long do you think it'will take yon to 'develop a winning team in the Southeastern Conference. - 1 Woodruff dropped his,, chin to his hand In,A "thinker" pose and slowly replied: "Well, I asked for, nnd got, a seven-year contract." CaruthersviHe, Portcgevillc Win Tennis Crowns PORTAGKVILLE. Mo., April 20— Caruthersville captured the doubles crown and Portagevllle won the singles title in a high school invitational tennis tournament here yesterday afternoon. Pour Southeast Missouri schools. Portagevllte, Caruthersville. Wnr- riell and Cardwcll, took part In the tournament. Edwin Zohner of Porlngeville xvon the singles crown by defeating Phill Bowcn of Wardell 6-1 and 7-5 In the championship round. Zohner advanced lo the finals bv defeating George Lee of Cardwell fi-1 and fi-2 in first round play. Bowen beat Joe Haz-1 of Carnf""""'!'" «-0, 4-6 and G-l in the opening round. Jerry Bookout and Joe Hazel of Caruthersvjlle won the doubles by downing Zohner and Roy Hinton of PortfiRcville 7-5. 4-6 and 6-2 in the championship round. Bnokout anri Hnzel won over George Lee and Kelly Johnson of CardwpJl 6--J anrl 6-2 anri Zohner and Hinton defeated Bob I and Bill Malone of Wardcll S-2 In the opening round. Ex-New Yorkers Shine lor Boston Errors Hurt Cards As Pirates Win 4-3; Dodgers Nip Phils 7-5 BT Jack Hind (Assoflalrrt Press Sporls Writer) Sid Gordon and his former-Giant buddies are making life tough for their old boss. Leo Durocher. So far. (he New York Giants manager looks like a bum David Harnm. Leo traded Gordon, Willard Marshall. Buddy Ken- and Sam Webb to Boston last December for Al Dark and Eddie Stanky. Durocher said he was building "my kind of a ball club," He was willing to sacrifice home run power for a double play combination. On the evidence at. hand, It looks as if a good offense still is the best defense. With Gordon, Marshall and Kerr roughing the Giant pitchers. Bost-n hDs swent to a pair of double figure victories. Gordon, a Polo Grounds hero for years, proved especially embarrassing. Sidney made Leo's face red yesterday with a pair of homers, one with the bases loaded. All told, the Gordon-Marshall-Kcrr trln blasted home eight runs In the Braves' 106 romp. . ' To make matters worse, the Giants defense was 'conspicuous by with » three-run homer, two single? and R pair of walks. Joe DiMaggio knocked home three with three hits in five trips us Ellis Kinder, winner of 23 games (or the Sox last season, was knocked out in,the sixth Inning, Cardi Beaten 4-3 Gil Hodges boosted Brooklyn Into the win column with a homer, two doubles and a single In a 7-5 decision over the Phillies. Carl Furillo's two-run homer and rookie Bobby Morgan's three singles were other big guns in Ihe Dodgers' 14-hlt attack on Russ Meyer and two successors. The Pittsburgh Pirates shaded the Cardinals, 4-3, in x night game at St. Louis. Two errors by third baseman Eddie Kazak in the fifth inning paved the way for two Pirate rims. The Philadelphia Athletics downed the Washington Senators, 6-1, ii the first American League night game of the season before 10.153 fans In Washington. Hank Wyse, former Chicago Cub, and rookie Bob Hooper allowed Washington eight hits. Those revived St. Louis Browns copped their second slralsht from the Chicago White Sox. 6-1. with three homers and five-hit nitching from Dick Starr. It was Chicago's tenth straight loss—eight of them in exhibitions. Detroit and Cleveland were washed out of a scheduled game. Chicago and Cincinnati of the Nationa League were not scheduled. Arkansas State Nips Ozarks 8-6 By The Arkansas State and Arkansas A, nd M. won AIC baseball game* esterday. Arkansas State stifled • ninth nnlng rally to take an 8-6 win from College of the Ozarks at Clarksvijl*. The Mountaineers were trai! its absence. Stanky was the middle man on an attempted double play that got nobody out. It was critical, too. If they'd made the double. Boston would have been retired scoreless in the sixth inning. Instead they posted nine big runs. Sain Goes Rnute Billy Southworth, Boston Mana- cer, must have been cheered by the route-going job of Johnny Sain, a major disappointment of 1949. Sal"'s sweeping curve was breaking ncally through the early innings. Although nicked for 12 hits, he never was Li real danger. While the Braves were polishing off their New York rivals for the second straight, the Red Sox were having more trouble with the New York Yankees at Boston. Joe Dobson pitched Boston's Sox to a 6-3 morning victory in the Patriots' Day doubleheader as Ted Williams hit his first homer of the year. But the Yanks unloaded another big inning—seven runs in the p- ci "?hth—to cop the afternoon tilt. 5 16 " 7 ' called after the eighth be-5 and use Q{ darkness _ Tommy Henrich. the Yanks 1 old reliable, hart himself a time In the John Adams, second President of the U.S., once fought as a Marine during a sea engagement in 1T18. Sportspourri In 1833, ihe Green Bay Packers (tavrnli 'for players) was 851,000. in 1949 it was $272,000'.*. . And In those 15 seasons (he dab laid nul 52,400,000 for sa laries ami pa id $1,100,000 in visiting teams. . . . Leo Durncher is arguing that Bnh- by Thomson can run faster than the Braves' Sam Jethroe. They may get up a race some summer evening . . . Jug uMcSpadeii, who was havtnp snrr.e trouble (inning 16 top-night pro gblfsr for the Palm Beach rnund robin, picked Jimmy Demaret as \o. I. That wasn't too difficult a choice after AuffilsU anrl Atlanta. . . Jack Cur- lc.v*s squawk abouf that decision his fighter, Phil Burton, tosl tn Wilkf* Bnrre, Pa., the other night has old-timers In the figlil gamr. remembering wtien the winner was the guy whose manager reached the telegraph office; first. . . Jack Is making the rounds with an armload of newspapers which sajr his bay should.have won. Names Is Names Report from Kansas City says the Open 7:00 Show Starts 7:30 First Vlylheville Showing Plus Color Carloon J H ^ V I LI^IS ONLV WHITE THEATOt Open 7:00 Free Parking Thur.-Fri. • 2 Hits ROBFRT TAYLOR In "The Brihe" LUM and "Partners In Time" football broadcasters need spring praclicc even worse Ihnn ihe K. U. Eeain. . ' . . The squad includes Jerry Bogue and Charlie Hoae. in he same hrtckneld: halfbacks Wade Slinson and Norman Sfcanson and tackles Mike IitcCarmack and George Markonic. Knd . of (me Line Reports keep kicking around that here's friction between the football and basketball departments at Tiilanc, but nobody seems to have any details. . . . Willie Turnesa Is the new chairman of the Metropolitan Golf Association Publicity Committee. He could do a good publicity job Just, telling about Tiir- ncsn. . . . Bill Bmdshaw, Georgia's first string offensive center, Is an "A" average student. When he graduates next ycnr, he'll likely be replaced by Hurley Jones, a pre- nied student who made an A-plus average last quarter. . . How much higher can they go? second game, .driving in six runs R IT Z THEATRE Manila, Ark. Thursday 'APACHE CHIEF' with Alan Curlts* and Russell Hayden News anrl Shnrl* Friday & Saturday 'FENCE RIDERS" with Whip Wilson There arc nine Indian reservations In Utah, the Navajo being the largest. NEW Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturdays & Sundays Mat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cent. Showin Manila, Ark. Thursday "BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST" with Greer Garson Also Shorts irksvilj., illngfift ieir rfai' uns as they went Into the f the ninth. They scored four run*, h ree o f them on Jim R a ckl ey'« riple, but the rally stopped there. Dean was the winning pitcher. Arkansas A. nnd ±A. beat Henerson Teachers, 7-1, at Arkadel- ihia. Besides holding the host t*am o four hits, Aggie pitcher Dean Rowell hit a double and a single. ato was the losing hurler. SHOW STARTS 1:30 P.M. Thursday "Big Jack" Wallace Beery Richard Cnnte, Marjorle Main Friday & Saturday 'FALSE PARADISEfV . William Boyd as **HopalniiK Cassidy™ Friday "BELLE STARR'S DAUGHTER" wilh Rod. Cameron Also Shirts Saturday "BAR 20 RIDES AGAIN" with Hopalong Cassidy Alsn Shorts Sunday-Monday HE PRIVATE UFt OF jt* A PU31IC HtRO! x fofof DRESS UP YOUR HOME with.. 4 HOUR ENAMEL 18 Ch*«rful colors and color to suit •vary spot in your homt r - 4.20 Nature has smiled upon this fine whisky! 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