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Monday, June 16, 1947
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUHIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNK 16, 1947 Cotton Pickers Defeat Manila Jock Puclos Delivers Timely Hit in Ninth To'Get Needed Runs The Blythcville cotton Pickers downed Die Manila Lefil'juaires 10 to 0 yesterday afternoon at tlie Air Base diamond In a gama that tndert In story book style. With two out In the last of the ninth, the b;ves loaded nru 1 Mant 1 ". Kading by a one-run margin, Jack Duclos, flashy short slop of the Pickers', like a charactv :rom « Rover Boy novel, sent the U-.rcc-two pitch of Jack Lewis imo left, field for n hit to score the tying and winning runs. Lewis had tnkcn over the hill duties moments before Ihc gamc- winning single occurred, after Carroll Rogers, starting hurlcr for the Manila nine had walked two consecutive men and had manimca ID get one out. Lewis walked Dudley Hardy, struck out Cliff Wixson, and ran the count to throe-two on Duclos before the ceiling fell in. The pickers- took an early lead by scoring two runs in the first frame btit saw their lead dwindle as Ihc I rclqnnalrcs pushed across seven tallies' in the fourth frame. Thn Pickers added two more in . their halt of the fourth. Uo in the sixth, one In the seventh and one in Ihe eighth, with the two in the ninth doing the trick. Manila scored its other two runs in the sixth frnme. The win gave the Pickers an even break with four wins against four losses and n percentage of .500. and revenged their previous beating at the hands of the Manila team the first game of the season. Kenneth Merritt Marled on the mound for the Pickers and had things going his way until the fatal fourth when he was relieved by Bob Mullen. Mullen was credited with Ihe win. The" Pickers will play the Lonokc Junior Legion nine here Wednesday and will entertain Fort Smith here Friday, before leaving on their down-state trip Saturday Bnth games this week will be played on the Air Base diamond. Mat Meanies Booked Again For Tonight Pour veterans of Ihc prunL nnd groan opera arc slated to tangle tonight in a tan match that- is expected to bo a lit tic less than maw murder at the American Legion Arena. •Returning from last wcck'.s ca;~d tire Red iRobcrts and Bill Canny, I cine of the mast famous teams in' tliU section. Their opponents \Ciil be f Joe Wolfe, also a member of last week's c?rd nnd Roy Welch, the elder brother of the "wrestling Welchs". •Roberts and Canny, who were disqualified in Jast week's match for their underhand tactics, arc out to -get revenge for the referee's WoHc and Welch have one thin'K In common, a dislike for the Roberts-Canny team. Wolfe developed : his dislike Cor the t-vo rncanies only last week when they nursed his dislike for several outside the rinp, and Welch has uscrf his rhcst for a snrinc boarti while he lay helpless in the aisle years. Canny nnd Roberts make • au ideal pair a s thcv both sec cy;- to-eyc on their forceful method of banking mat foe.s about. They have been wrestling pals for a number of years. Tn the two one-fall prelims. Canny an f i Welch will renew their old feud in thn first round and Roberts and Wolfe will settle Iheit gricvcnces in the final match. St. Louis National Opens Late Tiger Rally Upsets Armorel Five Runs in Ninth Turns Tide for Mead's Ball Players General view of crowd at Otli hole showing Den Ho;an, Hcrshey, Pa., sinking a 23 ft. putt for a low o 33 on this srecn. Center Hud Ward and ill) Gco. Knxlo of I.-JS Angeles. <NBA Telopholo.) Worsham Wins National Open When Sam Snead Misses Putt In New Uniform, Ex-Navy Pilot Wields Fierce Bat for Boston BASEBALL STANDINGS SOUTHERN LEAGUK ' ) W. T Mobile 41 24 'New Orleans 41 2> Pet NEW YORK, June lii. (UP) — Folks looked at the American LC.I- gue rare in a ^lightly different light today because first baseman Murre!l Jones changed hts sox. Traded from CliicHgo to B-xslon, the 25-year-old cx-N.ivy fighter also were rolling nfjaln and hit two now highs for Hie season i'l •n 17-liil, 11 to 3 victory over the Dodgers at St. Ixnils. It was the I most hits they had made In tiny I same this year and they arc now in their longest wlnnintf streak. Chattanooga Nashville . . 'Birmingham •Atlanta . . Memphis . . Little Rock . 34 33 30 31 33 38 : 31 33 . 20 35 23 41i .5Q7 -.492 .•181 .42U .359 Mead's Hlythevillc Tigers came from behind lo score five rims In the last of the ninth Inmim and dc feat the Arniorcl nine !) to, » In a Mississippi County Amateur Lcacus. lime played on the Annorcl dla- nond yesterday afternii'in, The game was originally slated i be played at Walker Park but luc to the uiidKct auto races he-Id at the park yesterday, the game was noved to Armorel. The Tigers ran into a I'jt of tiou- )le during the game and were un- (ible to ccsllect but five lilts oft of Gene Heard, who went Iho route for the losers. Joe Kills started o;: the mound for the Tigers, but gave way to Hicks In the tliird fr.imc who in turn gave way to Prank Ell's In the sixth. ISllis was credited with the victory. Trailing fry an 8 l<i 4 :;core in tin: last inning, the Tjgers were handed the victory when three straight over-throws at first 'jase by Paul Woodhousc, Armorel third baseman. and Mutt Rogers, shortocoi), allowed the five runs to score. A two-run outburst in tlin fiftli inning was enough to give M.inila a 2 -to 1 decision over the fast improving Huffman nine in o gaiue played on the Huffman diamond. A ninth Inning rally netted th 1 !. Huffman nine their lo:ie ta:!y and came close to tying thj contest ST. LOUIS, June 16. (UP)—M*-' Worsham, one of a legion of golfers who dream of fame but seldom attain It, brushed aside his background of obscurity today and urc- pared to cash In on (lie most covrl- cd title of them all — the Nation Open championship. • Worsham had a formula lor victory, he kept cool under a hot Missouri sun and against the almost unceasing pressure of sad Saiumv Snead, the hard-luck guy w.iosc luck deserted him once again on the last gruelling green when Just a little nod from the fates of fortune would have given him the victory Instead. Snead and Worsliam were tied fit the top at ,82 when the .original starting field finished the reguH- lion 12-holes at the St. Louis Country Club late Saturday. They Had an 18-liole play T off early Eun-tni morning, with the gallery Increasing on every hole. They came to the 18th even-tip yesterday with one tough one to >lay. Both were good on (lie drives, Hit Sncad's approach was lerrilic. He slopped 12-feet from the pin while Worsham went 25-feet away, on -the fringe of the long lira;* at he edge of the apron. He si ill didn't giv c up and sleppcd Into a chip shot, which hit the cup. rolled around the edge and stopped 23'j- Inches away. Snead gently pushed his pull and it came to a standstill just an Inch further Irani the cup than; Worshain's ball. There n sllslil "H tercatioii occurred. Snead wanted! to pult, and offered to. bill Wor-j sham .objected o::d called for aj measurement. U S.G.A. of:icl:ila ( save it to sncad and he, wautln:,', lo sink the ball, mid put the last' iota of heat under ills younger opponent, .stepped up. The fates stepped »l> too, and! Snead missed by six inches, lie, took two more swings then, one! to sink that .six-inch putt and Ihe! second to slug the ball yards fromj the green in u gesture of disgust—! at himself, ^ '. Worsham, the pressure JJi".->en[l his bull straight—it «-en^Ho the| hole and a new open champion '.vu cro'« ncd. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 6-5. iNcw Orleans 0-4. •Mobile 5-8. Little Hock 2-4. Atlanta D-8. Nashville 7-2 (first game 11 innings.) 'Birmingham 6-0 Chattanooga 3-2. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 4-1. New York 3-9. Philadelphia 6, Chicago 1. Boston 13-12.. Pittsburgh 4-3. St. Louis 11, Brooklyn 3. Lilt; ik/-Jl,l*l "in i... .-...J .. D ...-- _ •• Pilol nut on Red Sox for the first 'Marty Marion made three hits and time in his major league career [six others got two apiece in the NATIONAL LEAUCE W. L. homers • well-rounded '' Howie i'ollet yesterday ami hit two drove in seven runs, made lilts in eight times at bat scored three runs as he sparked 1 his new mates to 1 to 3 and a ;o 4 victories over the White Sox, his colleagues of the previous day. The Pacific war hero was swapped even for 34-year-old Rudy York and unles s he turns nut to be a "one-day-wondcr". might be the man the Red Sox need to ::et them back on trip in the flag rac;. He broke up the second game in n grand slain homer In tlie ninU that pave Joe Oobson his sixth victory. Tex Hughson won his fourth tame in the opener with Jack Wallaesa's Ihree-nui honini spoiling his shutout. Dave Phitles hit a two-run Chicago homer I lie second game. The two victories put Boston in a second place tie with the Tigers, a Kamc behind New York. The Red Sox now have won six in a row. New York look over the lead with 10 to 4 and 2 to 1 victories over the last place Browns, winning the opener on a IG-hlt barrage pood lor 20 bases and In- clurilns! homers by George McQuinn and Billy Johnson. McQuinn also hil n second crime liomer to provide the winning tally against hi s ex-mates as rookie catcher Larry Bsrrn provided the fieldiiiE highlight with an unassisted double play on a squeeze bunt. The Senators snapped a couple of jinxes at Washington when th^y got their first victories of the year over the Tigers. 1 to fl and S to 1. Walt Mastcrson ran his string of scoreless innings to 25 '" * nc opener when he criped Hal Ncwhonsr-r in a duel. Tt was the first time Washington had beaten Ncwhouser since 15145. The A's and Indnn K divided si Philadelphia. Mel Harder pitched his 220th big league victory a* Cleveland won (tie oprner. S to 2 in which Jim Megan drove in foin runs with two jingles and a dovib'e. The A's came" frooi behind willi four runs in the eighth lo win the second game. 6 to 4. Hank Male? k' and Dick Adams hit homers for the A's. relief pitcher Bill Me-, Cahan gdliiiK credit for bis first biir leattiic win. I The Cardinals, like the Red Sox. attack that enabled to coast to his third four and! victory. ! The Braves took over the National lead by drubbing Ihe Pirates •U Pittsburgh, 13 to 4. and 12 to '•!, ,!Ctling 29 hits for the day. Warren Spahn became th« first major leaguer to win his 10th victory in the Boston New York . Chicago . .. Brooklyn . .. Cincinnati . St. Louis .. Philadelphia Pittsburgh . 30 22 28 21 29 22 27 25 . 2<i 29 . 24 V8 . 24 30 . 20 31 Pet. .517 .571 .551 .519 .473 AM .414 opener. Bc)> Elliott, Sibbv Sisti and Connie Ryan backing him tin wilh homers. After he had an 11 to 0 lead, Ralph Kincr hit him for two homers and Wallv Wcst- l.-ke got one. Hank Camelli hit a three-run homer Ibnt climaxed a six run Brave rally in the fourth innine of the second game an;l sent Johnny Sain off to Ills seventh triumph, a five-hit job. Billy 'Cox got two Pittsburgh homers and made six hits for the day. It Pittsburgh's 16th defeat in 19 games. The Giants divided with the Reds at Cincinnati, winning 9 lo 1 on 13 lilt s after losing the opener. 4 to 3. Grady Hut-ton's homer and a two-run double by Prankle Banmhollz were the big blows Clint Hartung as Johnny Vandermeer won his third victory in the first game. The Giants made five runs on five hits and three walk in the fourth inning of the second name lo make it easy for Monti.i Kennedy, who won his sixth game shutting out Cincinnati mil 11 -.he ninth. Johnny Mizc. hit hi s 1T.1' homer for New York in the nightcap. Lyn Ro'.vc ended Chicago's mastery over the. Phillies, winning •< five-hit, C to 1 game for hi: eighth victory at Chicago. The Cub previously had beaten the Phil nine straight times this season Tto\ve also led Hie Phils at In with two singles and a walk, ririv ins in two runs and scoring tw himself. • • • Yesterday's Star—Mnricll Jones AMERICAN tEAGlTF W. Ij. New York 30 23 Detroit 27 22 Boston 27 22 hiladelphia 2fi 26 leveland 21 22 Vashington 22 25 Chicago 25 30 St. Louis 21 20 M1SSCO AMATEUR I.EAOUK W. L-. P«. .857 ooter . jlltes . . 3'.ythei-ille Rte. 2 Manila Blythcville Yarbro . jitllc River . Huffman . . Armorel . Number Nino .1!4 .711 .TM .6M ..M3 .MS .113 when Stewart doubled and Claud Cassidy tripled to scorn him. but that was as far as it weir, as Red-, man, Manila hurler, retired the next' three hitters in order. The league-leading Cootev nine, ran their victory :>tro.ak to straight wins as they Uowiied Yarbro !> to 5 on their ImmrV grounds: Marlen Griffin, man::g»r of the" Yarbro team, filed protest, against an umpire's decision in the fifth inning, however, but ..ho victory by G'oiiler will stand Mntil a protest committee is appointed anJ voles on the play hi question. Should llw vote, be in favor of the Yarbro team the game will be dcclavecl no contest and re-plnyed. Doc Barger went the route for the Missouriiins civ-ins up nine hit;, in the nine innings. J. L. Johnson on the mound for Yarbro' when he was rc- WhiUle. The BIytheville Route Two Lookouts continued their merry way as they drubbed Number Nine 10 lo 2 on the Number Nine diamond, nnd Lutes back the Little Itivcr team 9 to 3 on their homo grounds. in the other two league games yesterday. p t ' .551 .488 'I-?! worked •^'o until the eighth AMERICAN LEAC.C* Cleveland 5-4, Philadelphia 2-6. Washington 1-5, Detroit 0-1. New York 10-2. St. Louis 4-1. Boston ^[8, Chicago 3-4. ' v, -' ; M(SSCO AMATEUR LEAGUE 1 Cooler 9. Yarbro 5. > iBIytlieville 9. Armorel 8. Lutes 9, Little River 3. Blythcville Rte. Two 10, Number Nine 2. ,,'. Manila 2, Huffman 1. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE New Orleans at Memphis. Atlanta at Nashville. Birmingham at Chattanooga, Mobile at Little Rock. I lieved by Grovcr WhiUl ! The BIytheville Route More Gccsc This Year FORTIjAND, Me. IUP1—The a uial census by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service showed 12.549 geese flew north to Canada this year, nn increase of 1.755 over last year. playing his first name with the Red £cx. who hit two homers, drove in seven runs on four hits and scored three himself in 7 to 2 antf 8 to 4 victories over his ex- team mates, the White Sox. It lakes nboilt 1500 cubic I'd'.I o gas per day t<K heat lh:: avera^i gas-healed American honi'?. Tennis Champion Repeats In Arkansas Tournament PINE BLUFF, Ark.. June 16. vUP) George Dunklin. Pine Bluff tennis ace. today held his third stale tennis crown after dcfeatinj Jimmy Boll of Little Rock in llir*: straight sets 6-2. 6-2, G-0. \KTft yesterday. His victory was in the finals of the closed tournament at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Dunklin previously h'ici won the title in 1939 and 194G. Roiching the finals he defeated Shin'oy Prico of Fort Smith, Bill Heffeirtngcr of the University of Arkansas and George Caristianos. slate .intcrcol'.CBtatc champion. Jimmy Bell and Jay Freeman, both of Little Rock. \v:).i ove" C. I. Chambers nnd Ed Barr.elt, also of NATIONAL"'LEAGUE Brooklyn at Chicago. Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. Only games. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at New York, night. Only game. Little Rock. In 1 men's doubles. the finals of the Welcome, Stranger ALTUS, Okla. (UP)—Newcomers lo this city will be welcomed at informal get-togethers known as Hie "coffee hour." The Chamber of Commerce greeting committee invited 25 new residents to its first "coffee hour." More than 30 or the nainn's crude oils are suitable for jet i>ropulsiDii. "Easy Pay Repair Work? "It's Our Specialty!" If you want (o p;ty weekly, monthly or on farmers U'rms for repair work on ynn farm machinery, you can have it done here easily. Bring us your repair work and play safe. You can't save money by doing if yourself if "real" trouble is the result! Ouv mechanics are factory-trained. ! DELTA IMPLEMENTS Inc. 312 South 2nd Phone 863 Plans for Memphis Bowl Game Jan. 7 Advance MEMPHIS. Term.. June 10. <UP> —Thn Memphis Amvcts, wlio attempted to promote a bowl grirt game Jiere last Jan. 1 but \vonnd up with no teams and no stadium today were guaranteed a host tcnm anil Hip. use of Crump Stadium. Taking no chances on a repeat of last year's srim circumstances, the veterans' orKanizalion signed tlie University of Mississippi as host eleven and announced that a "first, class foe" would be pitted against Ole Miss. ssssw? WITH SAFETY STRIPES EMERGENCY! Depend on While Safely Strit»*s lo help you stop <|uickly,safely. Kxclusive willi Fisk Safti- Flighl. Extra Ircad-dcplli adds mileage, too... Sec it TODAY! FISK Til Your New Car Comes Along ... Well Keep Your Old One Going Strong! BLYTHEVILLE LEGiON ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICK ANYWHERE! Reserved Scats or. Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday ADULTS 'ir>c _ CHILDREN 15c Monday, June 16 ITa * '"«'«•'«'•' KOX SEATS 15c EXTIIA Sunshine and flowers . . . calm, cool bveews warm, lax.y afternoons - . . yes, June is btislin' out all over, but cUm'l wait for your car to follow suit! When you plan ;i si>ccial jaunt .see us first. Let us guard your car against wear with frequent inspection, timely attention aii'l adjustments or repair when needed. Gulf Gas Wrecker Service Fisk Tires N. B. Due to loss in shipment the regular wrestling cards were not distributed this week . . . our full •-, i • , card is as follows: ¥ Tag Match Bill Canny and Red Roberts. versus THE SAFETY STRIPE TIRE Do<l6c,'Plyi«oiilli and ^Do c!6« 4o 17 5. SECOND STREET *^ ticks A PHONE 4-22 7 BIytheville Motor Co. 217 So. Second . Phone 422 Owned and Operated by Tom A. Little, Jr. Roy Welch and Joe Woife Also 2 l-fali 30 Minute Matches Roy Welch versus Bill Canny Red Roberts versus Joe Wolfe DON'T MISS IT!

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