The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 20, 1949
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PAGE EIGHT BT/rnrcviu.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Bums Gain Ground On Rex Barney's Victory Over Cubs ^ Br WIM Grtmsltr (Associated Pies* Sports Writer) ' Brooklyn's "B" twins—Ralph Branca and Rex arney— ! have hit their old stride again and the Dodgers' pitching stuff ; appear sal peak strength for the stretch run in the tight • National League pennant race. This is discomforting news for the St. Louis Cardimils, ; who saw their lead chopped to a game and a half last nijrht ; and who have a three-game series with the pursuing Dodgers • coming up tomorrow. * ! Branca and Barney, the erratic ', roommates who (ell short of the 20- i game victory marks predicted for ' them In the spring, may play a big I role in the Important St. Louis l stand. ' Both fashioned notable conquests | the last couple ot days over the Clil. cago Cubs. • Barney turned In one of the best f ' pitched games of the season yes. terriay in shutting out the Cubs on HOW THEY STAND ' -one hit, 4-0. He faced only 28 men. • % none reached second and the only l.b'low off him was Phil Cavamta's' ..Jtinglt opening the eighth. #• A few hours later the Cardinals ifran afoul a couple of Philadelphia srookies and lost to the Phillies. 4-3. ; Newcomhe to Pitch £ ; For the Dodger-Cardinal series ^Manager Shotton announced he ^wouldn't use'big Don Newcombe in ;-two of the games »< originally ^"planned. Newcombe will pitch the New York . , Boston Detroit Cleveland . . Philadelphia Chicago . ,. Si, Louis , .. Washington . AMKK1CAX LEAGUE W 91' £ iflrst one, he said, followed by jjPreachtr Roe and Branca or Bsr- ?£b*y as starters in the other two. K Branca, who pitched only 20 In- i~nfng« since Aug. 1. showed top form gin settini down the Cubs Sunday, TilT-l. —•While the National League was Carowing tighter, the American be- ligan to' loosen up a bit. The New ;~Tork Yankees Increased their lead gto three full games over the idle .-^Boston Red Sox by trimming Cleve- -JJand, »-0. •g; Lefty Ed Lopat pitched a five- f=3>ltt«r In shutting out the Indians, ^recording his 15th victory of the . Bob Teller was Cleveland's hurler. Rookie* John (Jocko) Thompson Ed Sanlckt were the Phillies Jolted the Cardinals. Thomp- -r-«m. a M-year-old lefthander, held Frthe Cards scoreless for six Innings 2*nd went all the way while giving sap ll.Mfct.lM. Sanickl. a 22-year«*ld outfielder, batted In three inns igfcr the Phils, two of them on a * Kliur Wit N.. M J^ In the other National League S»«mM, the New York Giants won ;g ten-Inning affair from Pittsburgh, •=•-«. and the Boston Braves whipped Sfhncinniiti. «-2. *£ Ralph Kiner hit his 50lh home 2*un of. the «eawn for the Pirates SJo become the first player In the Rational League, to hit that mark Swic*. Kiner, who 1« pressing Hack -Wilson's league record total of 56 •i" poled 51 in 1947. ; i Warren Spahn turned in his 19th 3 pitching Tlctory for the Braves in J the game at Cincinnati which was J a replay of the previous day's 1-1 « *•*. « The only other game in the Amer- f lean League saw the Philadelphia i Athletics push over three runs in ; the eighth to subdue the St. Louis £ Browns, 1-4. Dick Towler won his t 14th game of the season, goine all li the way. Major League Leaders National L M ||. ae Battinj — Robinson, Brooklyn .MS; Slaughter, St. Louis, .340 Runs—Reese. Brooklyn, 123- Musial. St. Louis. 120 Run* batted In—Robinson, Brooklyn, 130; Kiner, Pittsburgh. 119 Hits — Robinson, Brooklyn, 194V Musial, St. Louis, 188. Doubles—Robinson, Brooklyn and Emm. Philadelphia, 36 Triple* — Robinson, Brooklyn . 89 84 77 59 \ATIONAI St. Lnuis . .. Brooklyn . .. Philadelphia Boston New York . Pittsburgh . Cincinnati . Chicago . .. W ...91 ... 90 ...77 .'.. 10 ... 69 ...63 ...58 ...57 Pet .641 .618 .575 .573 .531 .413 .336 .315 Pet .636 .625 .531 .486 .419 .441 406 .3% Don Logue May Handle Hogs' T Fayetteviffe Athlete Boomed as Probable Porker Quarterback TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 194| ^ esr>rdav F Results AMERICAN I.KARIIE New York 6 Cleveland 0 Phil adelphia 1 St. Louis 4 (Only games scheduled) NATIONAL I.EAflUE Brooklyn 4 Chicago 0 Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 3 New York 6 Pitlsburgh 4 (10 innings) Boston 6 Cincinnati 2 SOUTHERN' ASSOCIATION I Playoff) Nashville 7 New Orleans 0 (Na.sll- ville wins 4-2) Today's Games AMERICAN I.KAGUB Chicago at New Yoric Cleveland at Boston Detroit at Philadelphia St. Louis at Washington (night) KATIONAI I.KACJUE Brooklyn at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis Boston at Pittsburgh (night) (Only games scheduled) Vols Blank Pels 7-0; Move Into Finals of Playoff Rr The Associated I'rrss Ben Wade clocked his 20th vie'-' tory last night and gave the pen-- nant wii-mtig Nashville Vols the first round of the Southern Association playoffs. The Vols whipped the New Orleans Pelicans 7-0 lo give Ihem- selves » go al <he Mobile Bears, winners over Birmingham, in the (inals playoff in Nashville tomorrow night. Not only did Big Ben hurl six hit baseball for (he second shutout of the series bul he waded Into one in the seventh (or a home rim The winner of tt.e VoI-Bear series gets S3.000 to split and the rirtil to meet [he champions of the Texas League in the Dixie Series. VFW Wants to Sponsor Bowl Game in Arkansas LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 20. Oft — By TJip .AwodalcH Fr*** Ma y be Fon t h a 1 1 Coach Joh n R -rtihil] of the Arkansas Razorbacks Ls far.sLfihtPd. It appears the quartrilnrk ho has bOfMi looking for to nm his T formation has been Kht iti his front yard for years. Sophomore D o n I.ogne, former FayettcvLllr Hieh School all-around athletic star, was promoted to the first .siring bnckfield yesterday and probably witl start under center in he Porkers' season-opener against North Texus state al Little Hook Saturday night. The cool-headed 168-poimder who was alt-stale in basketball *nd S et i new Arkansas pole vault record n high sc'Imo] tracrk has been recognized as the best ball handler among Hatnhill's quarterbacks ever, ince the team .switched to the T | spring. But there were some ; lonbts about his passing, j Apparently doubts were dls- ; lelled last Saturday, v> hen Logue •fipenlccily connected with his bnl- in a scrimmage game. > Ritgcif! Aloverf Up i Also moved up to the No, ] backfield va.s Buddy Rogers, Lake Vil- liage junior who tales as' a good runner. Leon Campbell and Ross Prilcliard, both three -year lettermen, rounded out the first quartet Monday, but. Capt. Atvin Duke, who took tilings easy because of an ankle injury, may squeeze in some- j where for the first game. Fnrt Sam But7, who caught two Loguc passes for touchdowns; Saturday and shifty hide Sxmmy Puro, transfer halfback from Magnolia A. and M., were promoted to the second team, and Billy Gilbreath, former Arkansas Tech .star who transferred from Alabama, moved up from the [if in to the third bickfield. Here are the other training developments around the Southwest Conference: Southern Methodist— The • defending champs worked on defense for their opener with Wake Forest, but Head Coach Matty Bel] .said the results were "not very good." Texas— Coach Blair Cherry said he was neither encouraged nor discouraged by the Longhorns' 43-0 romp over Texas Tech. He expressed pleasure with the showing of sophomore backs Byron Townsend, Cir] Mayes and Bobby Dillon. Another soph, Joe Arnold, was promoted (o first string offensive center for Saturday's tilt with Temple. OwTs Work on Punting Rice— The Owls concentrated on punting, passing, punt returns and defense as they sharpened up for Clemson. Coach Jess Neely indicated all hands will he ready to go Saturday night. Baylor—The Bears got off light Monday, running plays against freshmen backs James Molt and Robert Reid probably will miss Saturday night's game with South Carolina because of shoulder injuries. Texas A. and M.— Dissatisfied with a poor showing against Vil!- anova, the Aggie went through a rough, hour-long scrimmage. "Sjiree "players were hurt but are expected 'to be able to play against Texas Tech Saturday night. Texas Christian— Coach Dutch Meyer went before a Quarterback Club to warn agninst over optimism ns a result of last week's victory over Kansas. "We played a pretty good opening ball game." he said, "but it was anything but superior i n many respects. Our tncklinp wasn't too sharp and our downfiehl blocking was terrible." TCU entertains Oklahoma A. and M. this week. —Courier News Photo KKISDK CAPTAIN'S, COACH— Keiser Kish School's new coach Bill Bell (centeri goes over T-torma- tion plays with Yellow Jacket Captains Arthur Bullion defti am! John Fells during a training session The Yellow Jackets got. off to a bad start this season by dropping their first two games and they face another tough one Friday night when they tangle with the Osccola Serninolcs in Osccola's new stadium. Sports Roundup Bub Jr. NEW YORK, Sept. 20. W,— Casey Stengel's standing gag for his injury-ridden season has been "lose a man, win a ball game.". What's going to happen now that the Yankee cripples are beginning to round into shape?. . . . When Harvard's football team lakes off tomorrow for the Stanford game Saturday, it will be only f'o sixth long trip In Crimson football history and the second time Harvard has opened a season away from home. ... Tub-thumper Hank Johnston points out that the Harvard squad has a B minus average which has nothing to do with the fact they'll likely be minus a tew players when the Indians get through. . . . Duke's Wallace Wade has "recruited" basketball star Ceep Youmans and baseballer Tom Powers for his Defensive football squad. And the word probably makes Wade blush every time he hears it. Teams Begin League Play This Week; Tech Meets Harding By Grnrge Miller LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 20. I API — Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference squads began their battle for the 1949 AIC crown this weekend. In prc-season tilts, they've racked up a record of five wins against three losses.. Upset of the week was O'lachita's win over Oklahoma City University iti the Sooner capital. The Tigers— picked in a pre-season poll to fir.ish in the number two slot in the conference race — displayed a deadly passing attack in takin glhe chiefs 13-12. .-Pa.«in' Sam* Bailey fired four straight completions to score :he winning tally. Big Otis Turner IxKtcd both extra points for Ouachita. Arkansas State Teachers fell 24-6 before the razzle-dazzle of rugged Southwest Missouri, coached by Fred Thomsen, former University of Arkansas Coach. Led by its veteran fullback Gene I'Rrwood, Arkansas Tech took a 13- ' " victory over a good Central (Okla.) ( eachers team. Hanvood powered i is way 18 yards to pay dirt in the ' mrth quarter . Arkansas College \Vins Arkansas College mauled Potcau ] Okla.) Junior College 33-G in Bates- i ille, scoring in every period and | ever unleasing their full power gainst the Oklahoma squad. I 19 Chinese Stowaways Found on One Ship SINGAPORE — Iff! — NinKnen Chinese stowaways were found in hiding aboard the Inter-ocean Line's 14,000-ton ship Ruys when it arrived in Singapore. They were -sent back to Hong Kong. The slow- aways got aboard by clambering up the anchor chain in Hons Knng :m<! hiding: in the chain locker. - r - "' s ' -. ! sponsorship of a New Year's nav and Roe. Brooklyn. 13- j same. The resolution states tha, | '^S Boll"' wT™ "aved j by college, professional or all-Mar , teams, and will be staged preferablv 'n Little Rock. 1 I' Plans for a game In Mule Rork are unsuccessful, it could he Strikeouts — Spahn. Boston. 131; New-combe. Brooklyn, 127 American Lf^tie Batting—Williams, Boston. 351- Kell, Detroit, 341 Runs — Williams. Boston, 143; Joost, Philadelphia, 122 Runs batted in—Williams. Boston, 153; Stephens. Boston, 150 Kits — Williams. Boston, 188; Mitchell, Cleveland, 183 Doubles — Williams. Boston 39' Kell, Detroit. M Triples—Mitchell. Cleveland. 23; j j Played instead In Pine Bluff, Hot 1 Springs or El Dorado under (he ! ""solution. ,lnhn C. Martin Van ; Bincn. Vpw Jrnior vkT-coininand- ! pr "as named temporary manager [ "' lhe Project. i ~ - -i 28: Rirauto. New York 15 Kentucky's Top Straight Bourbon ?J8I N'OW t .1 [TTTIilil THEATRE OSCEOIA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Box Office Opens nt 6:45 p.m. Week Nights Show SUrls nl 7:00 Matinee Saturday <fc Sunday -it 2 p.m. with continuous showing Tuesday \- Big news!. ..big price reduction!... it's the same fine Straight Kentucky Bourbon. Naturally rich . . . naturally good. Ask for it today! »IM!<TU4TtU>M-Nr1M.MM*(U.l. Itilu WSIIU1K ».. Ml'RK'S BARGAIN MTK All Scats 15c 'Mother Wore Tights" BeHj- Grahlr, Ilan Also Shorts Wednesday & Thnrsdsy "ONE LAST FLING" Ale\t* Smith '/.«har.v Scolt s A- rnmetlv Magnolia A, nrt M. lashed not her Okllioma tcnm—B3.stern Oklahoma A. and M.—26-0. The Oklnhomans favored to beat the Muleridcrs. WDrc unable to step a tricky passing attack which kt-pt them backed up against their own goal most of the game. In this week's games, Hendrix goes to Clstksville Friday to meet College of the Oz'irks and open conference comj>otiiion. All other games will be played Saturday. Ouachita moves to .\fagnolia to lake on the Muleriders of A. and M. Magnolia knocked the Tigers out of conference championship hopes last year with a U-0 victory. - Arkansas College visits Henderson in Arkadelphia. The Reddles will be playing tnfir first of a nine game schedule. Coauh Howard "Pee Wee" Montgomery sends his State Teachers Bears against Little Rock Junior Co)lc«e in Little Rock. Arkansas Tech meets Hardin (Tcx.l College in Russellville, and Arkamas State opens the season ivilh Mississippi College in Clinton, Mi.s.5. Arkansas A. anil M. tangles with Oklahoma City University in Sooner land. The Agaies dropped a tough on« to Delta State last week. Willie Pep Meets Eddie Compo in Title Go Tonight WATCRBDRY, Conn., Sept. 20. fAP—A late rush tor seats prom-' | iseti io make a financial success of I the Willie Pep-Edrtie Compo work! • featherweight title bout here to- I ni»ht. I Twice postponed in July, and .spcken about only in whispers, the I 15-iTOiml fighi apparently caught 1 on over the week-end. As heavy' favored Pen of Hartford and Cempo of New Haven were : wiiidJn? up prelims yesterday, pro- 1 mr.ter Rocco Mara proclaimed that he already has $29,750 in his tills, anri that didn't include 8.0CO Ren- eial admission seats which went on sale this morning. ! "We flu-lire a crowd of more than 10.000. We can't miss," claimed Mara. | The all-Connecticut fight In j which Willie is to defend his crown for the ninth time since he won it laic in 1942 from Chalky Wright. i will not be broadcast. j Per Pep ,the 1 to 4 favorite, the ] bout—his first since he recaptured i the 126-pounri title from Sandy i Saddler last February, has double j significance. Today is his 27th birth- 'day. Burks '.-.leral Play Old-timers at the University of Wisconsin recall that back In 18"5 a million dollars gave Chicago a vi-'->ry over the Wtscons; team. . . The Badgers were leading 12-10 at half time, but just as the teams lined up to start the second half, the president of c:!ic-aBo U. raced out on the field excitedly waving a teleoram. . . . :t was tile news of a million dollar p-anl-in-aid to b"ild athletic facilities. . . . The Wisconsin players, who even had to buy their own suits and shoes In those days, were so overcome bv cnvv flliafs the old-timers' version) that they went down by a 22-12 score. Sjinrlspourrt When Mike Garcia of the Indians shut out the Red Sox 1-0 last J'lly. a Cleveland fan made a recording of the plav-by-play broadcast and presented it to Mike, who proudly sent it to his folks in California i Some unkind folks might sa» Mike 1 hasn't boen able » find the platter I since then. . . An..e.voert observer \ who saw Vitlannva thump Tckas i Aceics 35-0 land who says It col'ld have been a bitrser score) adds- "Villaiiova has more depth at fullback than any college team I've ever seen." Cleaning (he Cuff I" ilariclphia boasts a women's bending team composed entirely of left-handers. It won the 1948 Penn! sylvania tournament without even ; a wild pitch. . . . Like Easter's big- eest booster on the Indians prob- 1 ably Is Satchel! Paige, who says' j "I never could get Luke out.". . ; Rutgers University Is considering 1 the establishment of a Chair ot ; Wild Life. . . . It probably will es: tabllsh itself the next time the, i Rutgers football team beats Princeton. Canny Loses Hair and Mat Decision, Too Bill Canny, Die buttling Kansas wRvhorsc. lost his curly locks last night because he dropped a deci. sioa to Farmer Jones in the main event bout of (he American Legion'* wrestling matches at Memorial Auditorium. Canny's heart was sheared clean In the ring after the match, as per his agreement when he challenged the Mt. Ida, Ark., grappler to a grudge match. Had Jones lost. It would have cost him his beard. But Canny lost his hair unwlll- Ingly. After dropping the match, he rushed immediately to the dressing room and it took Jones, Chlco Cortez. the referee; Promoter Mike Me- roncy, and Tex Riley and Jack Moody, who tangled In a preliminary event, to return him to the ring for the hair cutting. And will the three wrestlers and Merojj holding Canny to the fioor J, Adkisson, a Blythcville barber, applied the shears and Bob Powell a local electrician, furnished the juice. Canny lost the rough match by dropping the last two falls after winning the first before l!ic stai ing bell had ever sounded. He rushed Jones while the farmer was taking off his sweat shirt, aiid with the shirt pulled over his face, beat him into submission. Jones requested that the round be allowed and then proceeded to take the second two to gain the victory. The no-timc-limil, winner take all bout lasted but 30 minutes Can ny's victory [ M the first fall was garnered in four minutes, Jones look the second in seven and the third in 18. In a one-hour time limit preliminary bout. Tex RHcy and Jack Moody battled to a rugged draw. The bout was halted after four minutes of 4h e third fan by the time limit, niley won the first fall in 26 minutes with a double Jack knife and Moody took the second in in minutes with a Strangle!- u^i, headlock. Cortea officiated both NEW. Bux Opens Week Days 7:00 P.M. Matinee Saturday & Sundays Mat.-Smi. 1 p. m . cont. ShoKinj Manila, Ark. 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