The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1947 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 17, 1947
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•FACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY. .Tl'NK 17, 1017 Cotton Pickers To Meet Lonoke Legion Juniors Plan Long Rood Trip After Friday's Game Here \With their won and lost column tied at four-all. Hie Btytheville Cotton pickers will go afici- wm number live tomorrow afternoon when they tangle with'the strong Lonoke jvtnicm L/eglon nine at thrc Air Base diamond. (Following tomorrow afternoon's tSt, tlie pickers will meet the F.i:t Smith junior team here Friday ,\I- ternoon, -nnd then they depart 0:1 a road trip that Mill carry them through the Central and Sou'n- Central Arkansas for games wli'i some of the strongest teams In iliu state. Little is known about the I/incki team except tha'. U is considered one of tlie str^ii^fjL 1:1 the oct,tn;l part of the sUH?. T.-ns will be the lirst meeting of the two tennis. Pitching seems to be Manager Joe Wliitlcy's biggest headache at present. Even though he has several good prospects among his aggregation, none of them seem to have what It lakes in a clutch. '• Leon Asllby, who joined the team as a hurler. but was later moved to iirst base when Dudley Hardy was forced to be absent from two or tlnee games, will get n chauce to resume his hill duties now.lha'i Hardy is back in camp. Merrill is Only Htgular '. Kenneth Merritt, ine tall right hander-that hurled for 13 Innings against Ihe Hoi Springs nine. Is about (he only "regular hurier Jha', Whltlcy 1ms. Ashuy, Bob iM^'llcn Don Bunch, arc all pitchers but are being used elsewhere in the lineup. •Alvin Duclos, the latest addition to whitlcy's roster, showed signs of making pretty fair hurler in the Osceola game several weeks ago but for some reason or other tlicMad hasn't been given Die chance to show just what he can do. Just who will start on the mound against Lonoke is still the 50-1 flucs- tfon. Merritt, at present ficeins to have the inside track provided arm is in shape after Sunday's game. Other members of the Pickers' probable lineup arc Leon Ashby a': Dudley Hardy, first base; llomti Smith, second base: Jack Duclos short slop; Clifton wixson, third base; Bill Long, left field; Bol: Mullen, center iielci; Harold Ward right field and Lloyd Koontz. ciU- chcr. Cards Develop Pennant Fever And Win Five Games in a Row NEW YORK. June 17. (UP)--It* is hot ngnin In St. Louis and the Cardinals, who must all be equipped with built-in thermometer:;, were moving up today along with the temperature. For it was the season there once again for one of those traditional Cardinal winnhi.^ streaks and the doctors were making a careful check on patients to see if th;y were victims of heat prostration or pennant lever. Ball players dread those Summer m-}:earance s on tlic banks of the Mississippi when even the 5 a.m. milkman works in his undershln. not only because the temperature wilts them but because Ihe Cardinals lake advantage of llirir we.ik- nort condition to give them one rubbing after another. After a lone and rainy Sprint; •Inch sent Die old Mississippi nmbliHR out of its banks, the wea- her and the Cardinals finally have it normal stride and it was never :iore fippnreiu that tlir-y still are team to be reckoned with than ,'hen the.v dofcatc-ri tlie Phillies. ! o 3. for tholr fifth straight win list night. It took Roberts, Canny Win Tag Match Two Giants Wage Fair, Furious Battle To Take Final Falls Golfers Begin Qualifying for City Tourney Qualifying rounds for mem I* of tlic Dlythevillc Country Clnl) who will compete for the city championship, l.egan yesterday afternoon and will continue Ihrough next Sunday. Wendell Eaton, pro of the Blytheville Country Club announced today. After the completion of the <|iia'- Ifying rounds. pairings will be mudi: ' characters in a second-rate c.v- in iiecordatii'i- l;> .scores turned 11111107 movie, that bviiuglit them \, from lh<> irials. he said. Tournn- ! 'My incut play is expected to begin next) The lirst fall gave the rabid fans week. 25 minutes ol' fast ai.d lurious gr in Approximately 80 loca; golf enthusiasts arc expected to enter Hit tournament along ^ with George After winding up on this short end of a long first lull, lied Koljorn and Bill Canny romped through th • two final falls in quick fashion I" down Joe Wolfe and Roy We!' ' a:i(l cop high of last night tag feature on the weekly wre.slliin program at the American Legion Arena. Like the Robert.* nnd Canny of old, tlie two ginnts unveiled a eislic attack that iweinhlcd that of the Hubbard. Jr., the; cliamplon. The tournament will be played In 10 innings, bill lieails-np! flights "f 1« with 18 holes to be f aton Places Third in Golf Competition Wendell Eaton, pro of Ihe Blylhe yillc Country Club and detendhii, champion of the West TennessiM Cpen golf tournament, placed thir: in the _ professional clivision of '-'i' 1947 touriiament at Dyersburg. s«:> day, five, strokes :belund tlie new professional ^champion, Andy Ci',sick. pnS of the pine Jlills Country Club inV£itemi>his, Cnsick,.former pro of Ihe Jonss- boro Country Club, turned in a blistering 142 lor the 3G-holc match, four strokes ahead of G. L. Leonard, pro of the Overtoil Club ol Memphis, who was a caddy at the Jonesboro club at the same time Cusick was pro, and five stroke? ahead of Eaton, who turned in a score of 147 for the 3G holes. Albert atone, of Jackson, Tcnn, the.' Southern collegiate champion, copped tourney honors as well as the amateur championship with ' a brilliant score of 140 for the 3G holc't. J. L. Blankenship. last year's amateur chninpion, did not participate in Sunday's tournament. rise running bv Al Schocmlienst nit over the tie - breaking run vhcn he r.\ced home from flrsl on 'erry Moore's single, momentarily nishnndlcd bv .lohnny -Wyrostok right field. Schocndicnst had lartcd the rally bv sini'ling foils third straight hit. Another encouraging sign for the ?edbird rooters was the fact tint ittlc Murrj- Dlrrkson finallv won .-- victory in a two-inning re- ief role after seven straight dr- cats. The Dodgers tnok advantage of rrors at Chicago to end their fi^'e game losing' streak, winning 2 lo 1 m a rair of unearned runs nn ielding offenses by first basctm-n Kddie Wailkus. Waitklis threw wild o pitcher Doyle Lade, covering irst on a grounder by Eddie Stanin the second that filled the jases. and Lade walked home a •un. Gene Hcrmanski was safe on Wnilkus' fumble in the fifth and came home en snides by Dixie Walker and Duke Snider. The Yankees aiso extended their winning strc:ik lo four on alet't base running when Phil liirauto's squeeze bunt in the ninth sent ome .loe Dunniigio from third v:1th the winniiiK run in a 4 to 3 nrv over Ihe White Sox at New York. Tommy Iirnrich had put the Yankees buck in the game will two rim triple in the cifhth. Joe who relieved Frank Shea foi one inning, was the viclor. Jack WMIarsn bit- a Chicago homer. New York, by winning, extender its American League lead to Knmc over the Tigers anil Hed Sox who arc lied for second. •There wore no oilier games sch cd"led yesterday. Yesterday's Star—<Al m»d> Sch oendienst nf the Cardinals. \v"n made hi s third hit in Ihe lot! then came home from first on ••ingle one! .5om« slinky CIcMhiT \vi:,u th'i run that bent' the Phillies. I to 3. played In each match. Awards wil! be inade lo low mednlisl.s, Ealo'i stated. Ark-Mo Softball Teem to Tangle ' Two games arc scheduled lo be laycd tonight In the Blytheville "s city Soitball League with the irk-Mo power Kilowattei's -slated [' meet the Owens Druggists In the irst game and Hays Store booked vith Phillips Motor in the iilglit- ap. The Hays-Phillips game wrus ort- jliuilly scheduled to be played Thursday nlghl but was moved ui> jy agreement of the managers. Ihe Sam Johns-Lov Etch tilt which vas slated lo be played tonight will c played Thursday night. Spirited by last week's vlc'.oiv over the league-leading Loy .cam, the nnicli-lmprovcd Kilowat- ers will be seeking their second win of the season when they tun- :le wilh Ihe Druggists tonight. 'their victory last week Lransfcr- •ccl the title ol "Ihe sad sacks of tilt cellar" from the Klloivatlers lo the Hays team, when the Grocers kinked away a four-run lead In the second inning of their game week and virtually hiinded the Druggists a '22 to 5 victory. Fans ngrec that the greats fault of the Mays nine Is the _lac! of support, for their nee hurto Jack Whlltle, who was rated as league's niilnber one twirlcr Ins year. Al the beginning of the sea son. the Grocers were touted as Hip team lo beat, but they hn>'« failed lo live up to Ihe fans' expectations. phng ns the luur bull-like twisters wnllzo.l t.round the rln until their totnjtie, dragged the o in vis The Initial round started in ils usual (iiry with all lour or th.' grapplnrs di'ioiuring the rltiR '>" several OCCHMOIU,. Canny and Roberts passed up several chances >" an er.rly viclory as they prcfciinl practicing thiir left hooks to win ing the lirst ran.d. Relyiu;; Inrgcly on me dcnd!;-' nr-nrn, hold. Ihp two meani'M r'orkcj Wc!cli <ivi-.- to a fair-thc- .-ell as Uiey f'.rwiped, kicked nnd 'Cat the limp arm of their victim, ddi'.ifj an o;r;a:. : U'nal poke to Hi:, vlml piiic when ttcferrcL- Meroni.'v asn't looking But Meroney cross- I d them up, nnd caught them in me xct and allowed Welch lo escape id tag his ixirincr Wolf c.rne mil ; ng into the ring Ike an cnragf.".! bull nnd m.vl.. 1 lulck work of Canny, eliminating iliii with flying blocks and a body )in. Welch elin>lnatcd Robcrls fivv: nimilcs later wi'.ii oody slams n"d i pin. • t. The second jail lasted only ••.•» ninutes as Cnnnv eliminated Wolf; vlth the bar-ariii m>d leg hold ami Joberts dcfcntc:! Wr.-lch with a <;:;u- ble jack knife nnd {-.pills. Things wen. .-.Unc rather smooth n the third ai<j deciding fall im'M Lhc siuiie bar-arm hold finished c ff ^Vclcb after fivj n.inu'.es of O'l^s.- .ion. Roberts t ticn v'ent to work r,n Wolfe, beating "im Inlo submission. A haymaker llirovm by Rolvrr-, enrccocd off the slippery chest of Wolfe and struck him flush on the nose thai caused blood to spurt like w.itcr from a bitrsted fauco'- A double jack knife and split c'i- minalcd him lo give Roberts ».-.d Canny victory. In the two one-fall preliminary matches. Wolfe defeated Robcrls in 25 minutes with a rolling Ixxiy scissors hold and Welch defeated n-.n~la 10 minutes with n shoulder block and body pin. Howie Moss hit 21 home runs in H;illiiiioru club's first 4(i iiamt-s to become known as Habc linlh of Hie Inlertuilional Keaguc. Miiinluiiiing his pres- : c-nl pace, llii! oulliclder would ' nirinufaetuix' 7f> llus season. Tho Bam broke in with the Orioles. BASEBALL STANDINGS SOUTHERN LEAC.UE W. L. Pet Mobile New Orleans Challiinnoga . Nashville . . . Atlanta . ... Birmingham Memphis . .. Liltlc Rock . 41 35 31 31 NATIONA1 LEAtiOE •W. L,. IJoston . ... Now York . Chicago . .. IJruoklyn . , Cincinnati . St. Louis .. Philadelphia ' 23 C'J 2!t 24 20 .515 .500 .417 .470 AlO .354 Pet. 571 .571 .553 .473 .472 Mobile Bears Have Close Call Tenth Inning Rally Needed for Win Over Cellar Dwelling Pebs ATLANTA, Ga.. June 17. (UP) — Edgar Allen, the Hrandi Rickey of Ihe Southern Association, hud a fe\v nervous moments last nigh;, hut he breathed easier today—Ills Mobile Bears wet'ci still s game and a half ahead of the luxuriated New Orleans Pelicans. Mobile almost faltered before last place Little Rock last night and a defeat would have meant losing a considerable slice of the league lead which the Bears urab- bed Sunday. But after 10-innings ihe tx'oreboard read Mobile, 4. Lli- lle Uock 2. Frank l.aga served Little Rock bntter.s nothing but shutout pitches for nine innings of the 10-in- nlng fray. A weak moment, a fat pitch in the third inning netted ihe Kecks two runs as Scarborough blasted ono over the fcTlcc with a mate aboard. Carl LhuUiuist, the loser, was touched for 11 blo.vs, one a home run by cal Abrams in the first. New Orleans left little doubt that the Mobile coup on the first place position had left bitter marks. The Pelicans landed on two Memphis Chick hurlers. Ken Polivka and Don Hanski. for 18 blows and 13 runs for a 13 to 4 rout and sweet revenge for tlie double-licking at | Memphis Sunday. Heie Modica | hurled an eight hitter for the win. Nashville's fence-busting Vo!s put the bee on Atlanta 12 to 4 in another retaliation contest. Tlie Vols pounded Forrest- Thompson from tho mound in the seventh and Stan West relieved for Ihe Crax. In all Nashville counted 21 hits Atlanta hit Ben Wade for 13 safeties. Chattanooga clung .lo the thirr! place position regained from Nashville Sunday by downing Birmingham 2 lo 0. Southpaw Bill Kennedy turned in a flashy five-hllter for the Lookouts while lite mater, pounded Al Lnmncchia for 10. All series will be resumed night. 13DT used fin mo'i.ii'i'.o control Iiiailwi'.iaii; aub«t"-.::' Jf:. not r-oor .•ill do less harm to r.'umlh- )ite' Pavini'., U UM' LU'IM--:-'. : iii' v '.!'- i'iUi.>B applied a.s a dry ilus'. n-lhcr than ! of jjuvmiont falhn^. •.••/.• tho 11, K. * an oil solution. Iload'i Admits! u;'!wi. ( to- Top Linksmcn Gather for PGA Tournament DETROIT. June 17. (UP) — The nation's top pro golfers crowded Plum Hollow's fairways today nnd experts predicted Hint anyone making n 150 score would qualify for th.-» Professional Golf Association, tour- nimeiit. Qualifying rounds start tomorrow nnd continue Ibrouph Thursday. Qualifiers will tee off for match piav on Friday. Jimmie DeMnrei. Plum Hollow's pro in 1D43 and 1!)44. guessed today thru thn medalist In tile two 18- holc rounds would score no lower than 138. Match Play in Women's Western Open Begins ATLANTA. Ga., June 17. (UP) — Grace Lcnczvk of Newinglo'i. :onn.. who hud a long train ride and an "eye opening" cup ot cof- ce instead of a practice round, confounded golf theorists today by .•ohiK into match play of ihe Wonen's Western OIKMI with ist honors in a Held of 110 top feminine fihol -makers. NOW at— Liberty Cash Company K Guardsmen nvited to Banquet A banquet for all men and of- ccrs formerly members of Coin- any K. Gth Infantry, of the Ar'-c- nsas Guard will be held at Clii;- xl's Cafe on West Hiirhway 7 o'clock tomorrow niylit. il imounced today by Muj. Oliver V. Cop;:edge. 5GA Tournament Sfnrfs LOUISVILLE, Ky.. June i7. (UP —Tlie 41st annuai tournament ol '(«sr Bot for Breakfast | Top cH on oil-American breakfcnl of (rail fuice, «gg» end coffee wilh tempting, lasty Donuli. They're made on the spot by Ihe OOWNYFIAKE Donul machine-t.eih-hot- irfclicioui-nufritiouil Get fQvt box todayl CHOCOLATE COVERED DONUTS , 25 GLAZED DONUTS .29 FROSTED DONUTS Ito 29 c PLAIN AMERICAN LEAGUE W. l>. New York at 23 Detroit 'il 'Zi Hoslon :'-7 VI Philadelphia 2C. 20 Cleveland 21 22 Washington 22 25 Chicago -5 31 Pet. 574 .651 .SSI .501) .4M .4GB .41G Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE New Orleans 13, Memphis -1. Mobile 4. Little Rock .'. Nashville 12, Atlanta 4. Chattanooga 2. Birmingham 0. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 2. Chicago 1. SI. Louis 4, Philadelphia innings i. Only games. Bobby Riqgs Off to Fast Start in Tennis Tourney NEW YORK. June 17. (UP) — Champion Bobby liiBgs ol Fm-n- dnle. N. Y.. off to a fast start in the National professional Tennis championships at Fo:est Hills, was a he:ivy favorite today to defeat Lloyd Budsje or Montclntr, N. J,. in '.he second round. RISKS won impressively yesterday from Igor o c Nissotf of Stratford. Conn., G-l. 0-1, G-2. Kentuckian Joins Faculty At Arkansas State College JONESBORO. June 17.—Ur. J. W. Eiiens, president of the Arkansas State College her?, announced lo- rt:iv the appointment, of Joseph C. Towery of Ovvcnsboro. Ky.. as associate professor of farm management and manager of the college's farm system. Mr. Towerv will assume his new duties immediately. Dr. Edcns said. Mr. Towery holds a'B. S. degree from tlie University of Kentucky nnd is widely known in the Owensboro district for his work with Ihe Future Farmers of America. Dr. Edcns said. 'Most Popular Player' Ratings Changs Hands CHICAGO, June 17. lUPi — The honor of rating as the most, papular ytT in tna.ior league baseball changed hands twice in 24 hours, i in ihe nationwide poll to select con- | teslants for the all-star »ame July 8. The latest tabulation today iiave Tcil Williams of the Boston Red Sox. 74.S54 to 7.',3S7 for Joe Di Mag- Bio of the Yankees. Di Mai;i:ir. wresii-ti the top yiiie-t'.eitri's |io?i- lion from wiMi.ims for a brief lime fiend Comic:- News Want Ads. I-'nu.; Slain:!. tc na!s ontfic'.diT. l\"!.i' of the 7','ittuiuil with 71.517. ,' St I/jiii--, rrmMiueci a AMERICAN I,EAr.TJ« New York 4, Chicago 3. Only game. .Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE (Night. Gallic) Mobile at Memphis. Atlanta at Nashville. Birmingham at ChaLiar.ootia New Orleans at Little Rock. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Cincinnati. Brooklyn at Chicago. New York at Pitlsbnr:;ii, night. Philadelphia at St. 1,-mi.i. night. AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at Boston. Detroit at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Washington. Only games. the Southern Golf Association got mukrway at the Audnbon Conn- try Club today with George JUnior fr<mi Atlanta. Ga., on hand to defend hl s tille. BONUTS ,. ECIAL! Complete Auto Paint Job ALL KINDS BODY REPAIR Let- Us Overhaul and Paint Your Tractor We Will Make It Run and Look Like New SPECIAL PRICES ON OVERHAUL JOBS LEE WILSON Garage and Body Shop Phone 2088 Armorel, Ark. On By Using A me Cultivator 2 ROW $395.00 4 ROW $610.00 WHILE THEY LAST! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. South Broadway Street Blythevillc, Ark. "Easy-Pay Reva'w Work?" Our Specialty! 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