The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 24, 1949 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 24, 1949
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PACK BTGTTT BIATHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURTE* NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 19W Johnny Lipon's Single Again Robs Tommy Byrne of No-Hitter Cards Beat Giants Behind Pallet A***eUi«4 Prww Sp*rU M'rUtr Tommy Byrne would lllce • tip on how to pilch to Johnny Llpon. Upon, .250 hitting Detroit shortstop, twice this season has blasted hop** of pitching • no-run, no-hit game. Johnny first played the villain's role Jast May S. Byrne had * nor through *ix Innings, but Upon greeted the New York Yankee with a single to start the seventh. He collected the second •f : Detroit 'a three hits In the ninth, as By me came through with a !.£• victory. * -- IJpon WM all that stood between \ httt* and * no-hitter last night , at the Yankee Stadium as Tommy hurled another 12-0 shutout against th* Tigers. A crowd of 55,591 had visions of fch« first hitters game by a Yankee pitoher since Monte Pearson shut j out Cleveland U years »RO. As' Byrne mowed riown the lagers without & safety /or seven Innings. Then came the eighth—and up fttrode Lipon. Byrne threw a high Inside curve. Lipon swunp and the, ball sailed on » line toward the left field corner, it landed just inside j the foul line—lair by a foot. The j partisan crowd groaned UK Upon, grossed first with a single—the only hit ol the same by the Timers. ' : Southpaws Prevail ' Byrne was only one of the left- handers who came through with flying colors yesterday. Rookie South paw Maurice McDermolt pit- fhed ihe Boston Red Sox to a three-hit 7-0 victory over the St. lx>ms Browns. Recently recalled from Louisville, McDermoti faced only 28 batiers in chalking up his a*cand victory. : Alex Kellner— another rookie •outhpaw—registered his lOih triumph pitching the Philadelphia Athletics to an 11-4 victory over f;hn Chicago White Sox. kellner jave up five hits In becoming [lie first lefthander in the majors to win 10 games. The victory moved the A's into second place, one half gfftne ahead of Detroit. '. :A lefthander—Joe Hatten—kept the Brooklyn Dodgers in first pJace in the National League, pitching ihe Brooks to a 7-2 triumph over th'e Reds in Cincinnati. Hatten allowed sis hits for his sixth vie- t<*ry, hall A them over Cincinnati. • r: Follel Stops Giants ','Lefty Howie Pnllet enabled the St. Louis Cardinals to stay within a half-game of the Dodgers, pitch- in? the Redbirds to a 10-6 triumph ovfr the New York Giants. Pol let needed help in the eighth from Red Munger in racking up his eiphth victory. .Southpaw Warren Spahn. aided by * 15-hit atiack against five Chics go pitchers, chalked no his ninth victory, pitching the Boston Braves to a 12-5 victory over the Cubs. lefty Curt Simmons went all the wp.y for Phthdelnhia as the Phils sr'?mped the Pittsburgh Pirates, »-«. .Early Wynn was the only right- hander'to notch a. victory, but even he needed help from a lefthander, »?tting it from Prank Papish in the ninth to receive credit for Cleveland's 4-3 triumph over the Washington Senators. Motor Outfits Register Wins Rozorbacks TongU Tonight With th« Blythevill* Jaycees Tht City Soflball league will make up its final rained out game of lh« first hal/ of the season tonight with Die Jaycees meeting the Razorback Drive-In nine fit Walker Park. Tl\e game Is set (or I o'clock. Tonight's contest was originally scheduled for May 24 but was post- ;x)ned due to rain. Two ralned-out contests were made up Jasl night and two were played off Tuesday night. In last night's games the Fordmen of Phillips Motor Company jumped Into third place in the league standings and the defending champion Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Boys moved into a sec'ond-place tie with victories. The 9:30 curfew stopped Sullivan- Nelson's runaway with the Owens Druggists in the first game wllh the Chevrolet Boys on the front end of a 20-3 score. In the second Same the Fordmen jumped on the Holland Lions for a 10-6 win, their second in a row. fn the first sniue Jack Whittle went the dill five-inning route, allowing the Druggists only four hits. The Chevrolet Boys got 14 hits off three Owens' hllrlers Every member of Ihe Sullivan-Nelson team got at least otie hit with Jim Henry Lutes. J3111 DeLonR, Pele Burnham, Osceola Gets Legion Loop's All-Star Game K. N. Sliively. secretary of the American Legion's Fifth District Junior Baseball League, said yesterday that the league's all-star same with a team from a similar loop In the Legion's Fourth District will be played In Osceola July 4. The game was awarded to Osceola yesterday, he .said, and will be played as an afternoon contest. An all-star team will be picked from each district for the special contest. Every team in the Fifth District League will have at least one representative on ine honor team \vilh some having two or three. E:ich all-star learn will consist, of 14 Player*. Manager for tile Fifth District's i Lynn Eaton and Whittle each getting I wo. In the second game Holland har! one bin inning. Phillips had two to account for the majority of the scoring. The Fordmen took a four- run lead in the first and added six more In the sixth. Holland scored one run in the fourth and five in the fifih Blacltwel Iwent all the way for] Phillips, allowing nine base hits, and Ward worked the run seven Innings lor Holland, giving up eight safe blows. Sullivan-Nelson 2», Owens llriij I Sullivan-Nelson A 9 Lines 2b 5 Delxmg ss 5 Burnham 3b 4 Bunch Ib .. J. Whittle rJ Hicks c Eaton cf. ... leam will be the manager of the team that is leading the league at that time. Memphis and W 11 Memphis are at present tied for (he loop lead wilh five wins and no defeats. The all-star »«am will b* picked next week by team managers. HOW THEY STAND AMERICAN New York 39 Philadelphia 35 Detroit 34 Cleveland 31 Boston 3 ? Washington Chicago Si. Louis NATIONAL L 22 27 27 27 28 ... 29 31 ... Zb 38 ...18 43 LEAGUE W L ... f,1 '24 ...36 24 Merritt Holding Out Kenny Merritt, the lanky, whip-armed Huffman faslbalter, who graduated (rom the American Legion junior baseball ranks last year to find himself one of the most sought after young hurlers in this area, apparently can't make up his mind just what he wants In the way of pro baseball contract. According to reports. Including a couple from Merritt himself, major league scouts have literally beaten i path to the young righthander's door, in an effort to get his name inked to a contract. But so far Kenny has said nix to all offers. Since his graduation from Armorel High School last month Kenny has been interviewed by scouts from six or seven major league clubs and has received mail from several others. On one occasion when he was pitching a game, (or the Jonesboro R«d Sox, the Jonesboro Sun reported that six major league scouts were In the stands watching him work and only last week he returned from a New York Yankees' school at Branson. Mo., where he was looked at by Yank scouts. This spring Kenny has been dividing his time between throwing exhibitions for scouts and working with semi-pro teams In this area. He has won four games for the Red Sox of Jonesboro and worked in one or two for Number Nine. And yesterday he left for Monroe, la., where he will join a fast Monroe outfit for a week's work before returning to the New York Giants at Fort Smith to show his wares. Odds V Ends A piece of mimeographed publicity from the Port Arkansas Causeway Co., Arkansas Pass, Tex., informs us that Mr. and Mrs. John Caudill and party caught 141 pounds of kingfish, ling and dolphin, while fishing at the South Texss resort one day last week, Mr. and Mrs. Caudill are vacationing in Texas and other parts of the Southwest. . . The National Baseball Congress has announced Uiat there will be two state semi-pro baseball lournameiiU again this year. The first will be at Camdcn July 10 for South Arkansas teams and the second at Fort Smith June 17 for Northern Arkansas semi-professional clubs. Softball lans In Jonesboro got their money's worth but good the other night. In two games In Jonesboro's City League a total of 100 runs was scored. In the first game two teams battled to a 23-23 draw and in the nightcap Tolbert'i Service Station defeated the Fields Machine Shop nine 54-0. f "j Niners, Tigers To Meet Sunday At Number Nine t Brooklyn t St. Louis ........ ' Philadelphia 36 28 Boston 35 28 New York 30 30 Cincinnati 25 35 Pittsburgh 24 .17 Chicago 22 39 SOUTHERN I.EA'ilTK 1 W L 39 26 Birmingham Atlanta Nashville Mobile New Orleans Little Rock iiattanooga Memphis Cleveland Men Form Syndicate To Buy Indians CLEVELAND. June 2*. M>, Brewer George Creadon and a ffroup of businessmen want to buy the Torld champion Cleveland Indians for J2.000.000. the Plain Dealer reported today. Creadon is president of the Standard Brewing Co. here. Sports Editor Gordon Cobbledick wrote that Creadon \ is forming a syndicate that will make the offer "in the near future." That, the paper said, would cover Ihe franchise, players and real estate of the Cleveland Baseball Club. 31 .18 Pet. .639 .565 .557 .534 .533 .183 .397 .259 Pet. .607 .600 .563 .556 .500 .417 .393 .361 Pet. .600 .597 | Kelly .585 Ward .508 .485 .478 .412 .328 Day If Whittle p Totals . Owens Drug Gurlcy Ib .... Haynes ss ... Dyer c Caldwell c ... W. Hay 2b ... Sutton If Williams rf .. 30 AH 3 3 0 2 2 2 2 Reason cf . . ____ . ...... 2 Ycsterrtav s Results AMERICAN LEAOUE New York 12 Detroit 0. Cleveland 4. Washington 3. Philadelphia 11. Chicago 4. Boston 7. St. Louis 0. NATIONAL I.KAOITF, St. Louis 10. Ne'» York 6. Brooklyn 7, Cincinnati 2. Bosum 12. Chicago 5. Philadelphia 9. Pittsburgh 3. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Little Rock 10-8. Atlanta 3-5. Nashville 6, New Orleans 5, innings. Birmingham 7. Memphis 2. Chattanooga 7. Mobile 3. M. Hay 3b P P B. Haynes Totals 2 1 0 1 20 20 R 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 u 3 Phillips Motor Phillips Motor Baker 2b Ketchum 3b ... Mullen cf James Ib Wix.son ss ^ Koont'/. c 'XWclos If Hollingsworth Blackwell p Hnll.inrt t AB R rf 'Y' Baseball Teams Split Doubleheader Two Blytheville "Y" baseball teams split a double header with Manila teams yesterday with the Midgets losing 7-4 and the Junior nine winning by a 5-4 count. The games were played at Manila. , In the junior game. Wayne Burnham hurled f B theville giving Up four hits and Tipton worked for Manila, allowing five sa(e blows. Todav's AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at New York (night). St. Louis at Boston. Chicago at Philadelphia <nighl>. Cleveland at Washington might) NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Pittsburgh t night t Philadelphia at Cincinnati might). New York at Chicago. Boston at St. Louis (night). SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night, games: Memphi at Birmingham. Little Rock »t Atlanta. Chattanooga at Mobile. Nashville at New Orleans. Tolals . ... Holland Terry If Cole man 2b .. Kcnly c Valker 3b-lb Slaton lb-r( . Funderburk cf 'richard rf .. ilover 3b Jrtddlc ss Ward p Totals . ... Don't Miss This SALE! CROFT'S SKELLY STATION "\\hert Old Friends ..Meet New Friends" Saturday, Sunday & Monday Wash, Grease and Oil Change ?*95 Less Money ....... . 4 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 4 . 4 . 4 .. 4 .. 4 .33 AB .. 4 .. 3 .. 4 .. 3 ..2 -• 4 .. b .. 4 . . 4 .. 4 ...... :32 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 10 R 0 0 0 1 1 I 0 1 Manager Marion Dyer of the Armorel Tigers said today that several new players and an assistant manager and coach has been added to his team in hopes of strengthening it for Sunday's game with the Number Nine Niners. Manager Dyer this morning announced that the Tigers and the Klytheville Veteran Housing Quarters teams have merged and that Erwin Jones, who has been managing the veterans' 'team, would assist him as manager of the remodeled Tigers. The Tisers and the Niners will renew their red-hot diamond rued for the second time this year Sunday afternoon with the Number Nine diamond furnishing the background. The Tigers and the Niners for the past several years have been bitter baseball rivals.: i Dyer said that he would^caM in °j Lefty Jerry Dean tor hill duties * ' against the Ni -ers Sunday, in an - | effort to make it two straight wins over the Tigers' neighboring enemies. In the first meeting this year the Tigers defeated the Niners 2-1. Manager Reece Moore of the Niners said this morning that he would start Grover Whittle (gainst the Tigers. Whittle labored iga' Armorel in the two teams' first meeting. The game is scheduled tor 2:45. Doughboys Beot Csceola Leajon Team by 14 to 4 Uttle Rock's state champion Doughboys got their annual Eastern Arkansas trip off in line form las night as they pounded out a 14-4 victory over the Osceola Junio Legion nine in a game played under the lights of Hale.Field In Osceola The Douehboys combined 14 hit with 12 Osceola errors to push across (heir runs. Only three o their runs were earned, however. M c M u r i y and Lucas sharei mound duties for Uttle Rock with McMnrry workin? five innings an giving up five hits and four run and Lucas pitching no hit, no run ball fhroueh the last four frames Bubba Stanford went the dist ance for Osceola. This was the Douehboys' first'ap pearnnce In Northeast Arkansa this year. Box score: .- Little Rick AB ' R Hocan 2b 3 2' Graham 2b 2 o McMurry P 4 1 Piither cf 2 i Spann 3b 4 4 Rowland rf 5 1 Lucas c-p 5 1 Cauthron cf S !'• Richards Ib 4 J Mosley ss ., 5 o WUHams If 3 i Bashears It 1 0 Ackers Crowd .eague Leader Blytheville Legion Nine Only Gam* and Half from Loop,Top The Blytheville Cotton Pickers will go into the American Legion's "ifth Disiricl Junior Baseball .eague's Sunday afternoon sched- le only a game and a half out of he league lead. E. N. Shivley, league ecretary, said yesterday. The Pickers are at present in sec- nd place In the league standings ,-lth four wins against only two osses. Memphis and West Mem>his ire tied for the loop lead with Me wins against no defeatt. Sunday afternoon, the Pickers are cheduled to meet the Trumann unlor nine in their second home ame of the season at Walker Park, "rumann Is at present tied with Luxora in the- league's cellar. Osceoli It Third Osceola is only a peg behind the Pickers in third place with • 5-3 ecord but only * game and » half ut of the lead. The Pickers lead Qsceola by 42 percentage points mainly because Osceola has played nore twines than BlythcviHe. Sunday. Osceola will meet Har- isburg in a league engagement it Hale Field In Osceola. Hairisburg tied with Caraway for fourth place In the league standings. Manila's Legionnaires, who won heir first game of the season Sunday, is presently tied with Marked Tree for fifth place and Luxora, vhich has yet to win a game, is led with Trumann in the cellar. Sunday, Manila will play Luxor* on the Luxora diamond. Lesion Stindinci Tea™ W L Tel. •W«l Memphii .... 5 • Memphis 5 » 1.000 Blythevill 4 2 . W7 Osceola 5 3 .635 •Harrlsburr J z .600 •Caraway J 2 .600 Marked Trt» I J .161 Manila i j .167 •Trumann » I .M« Luxora I t .«H i Sports Roundup Hut* Jr. NEW YORK. June 24. </P>-The national professional tennis championships in the big Forest Hills stadium had the peaceful atmosphere of »n ordinary club tournament on a hot afternoon—and Just about as big attendance. . . So it wasn't surprising to hear Jimmy Evert refer to it as "a nice vacation for the pros." ... A year ago Jimmy was playing for Notre Dame in the national collegiate tournament (he was eliminated in the quarter finals). He had just finished eliminating Wayne Sabin, a tested pro. which gave him the doubtful privilege of meeting Bobby Riggs. So you wondered what impelled a 25-year-old college graduate to take up this business in which a few stars collect all the headlines and the big money. Its Own Reward '> "There's no money In tournament tennis." Evert admitted wryly. "As a matter o( fact, if I had stayed In Chicago I probably would ' have remained an amateur. I was on the junior Davis Cup =quad there and made the eastern tournament circuit a couple of times before the war. But the Chicago District Association didn't contribute much for expenses and it cost at least »20 to make the eastern circuit, so I gave thai up. Then my family moved to Ft. Lnuderdale, Fla., and there wasn't much chance there to get work thai would let me play tournament tennis, so I Hoyti's All Stars Pin 4-3 Loss on Memphis.Team HAYTI, June 2i.—H«yti'i AH Stars made It two In * row over tht Chuck Button team ol Memphis u the MemphUns folded In the ninth and were topped. 4-3. Four safeties and two walks In the final frame gave the Stars thre« markers and the ball game. The Stars rapped Hutchison, Memphis pitcher, for 12 lilts wliil* Big Weiss McMasters neid the visitors, to five. A. T. James and Lentz led tj. Stars at bat, each getting three Memphis Speros. el Kirk, 2b . West. r( . Murdaugh, Doyle. If . Gala. 3b . Daniels. Hayes, c . Hutchison, Ib ss turned pro last September, . It (')Not including Sunday's games. Travelers Beot Crackers Twice; Barons on Top Ry The Associated Press With a record of Jive straight victories behind them, the Atlanta Crackers collided with the Travelers of Little Rock in a Southern Association doubleheader last night and suffered a three-fold loss. First, they dropped both ends of the twin bill 10 to 3 and 1 to 5 Second, the double defeat cost them the No. 1 spot In the standings. The Birmingham Barons returned to first place with » 7 to 1 decision over the last-place Memphis Chicks. And third, the Crackers lost the services of little Dave Williams, their second sacker, for the next few days. Williams Injured his ankle in the seven-inning opener. The Nashville Vols whipped the Pels. 6 to. 5, .in a 14-inning Ihriller at New Orleans. And Mobile's Bear's yielded to the Chattanooga Lookouts 7 to 3. isn't bad giving lessons at Slo an hour, but it Isn't an easy life If you're out there under a hot sun leaching seven or eight hours a day. Of course. I don't get that many hours yet. . . I like teaching the kids and I guess I just love the grme. ! know that's why the California boys like Jack Cusru'ngham turned pro. They like tennis more than anything else." Change of -Pacr The Dodgers report that 22 of the 28 clubs in their organization were in the first division and eight of the farms were leading their leagues at the start of this week. ' Totals Hayli Thomas, ef A. James, Ib .. Radmer. ss Weiss, p-c Hart, 1( Lentz, 3b N. Williams, i-r Sewell, c-2b ... McMnsters, p .. Totals ... 2 . .. 3 ... 3 ... 3 ...31 A8 ... 5 ... 5 ... 4 ... 4 ... 4 ... 4 ... 3 ... 4 ... 2 ...35 R 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 H 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 H 2 3 1 0 1 Arkansas Tech Athlete Signs Detroit Contract RUSSELLV1LLE, Ark..- June 24 W—Carl Weatherlon. baseball and (ootball star at Arkansas Tech, has signed a contract with the Detroit Tigers. He was assigned to the Helena team of the Cotton States League as a third baseman. . The Mojave Desert In southeastern California is an area of about 15.000 square miles. BLYTHEVtLLES ONLY Show Starts Weekdays T:M p.m. >| Saturday and Sunday: Continuotu showing from 1:00 p.m. Read Courier. News Want Ads. Calvary Baptist Nine | Beats Catholics, 6-2 | The Calvary Baptist nine de-' Tea ted the Catholic team »-2 in I American Legion Recreational • League action at Walker Park yesterday. ! Wayne Burnham went ail the I way for the Baptists giviog up j six hits while Hulon and Garner ! shared htll duties for Catholic al- I lowing nine hits. j Bob Osborne of the Baptists and Totals Osceola 43 14 14 Stevens If 3 Hill 2b 4 Soires 3b 4 Watson Ib ." 4 Stianeyfclt ss 3 White r( Hprrison cf Conner c Stanford p . Totals R 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 a Read Courier News Want Ads Four Tilts Scheduled In Playground League Play In the Blytheville Y's Playground League will continue tomorrow with four games scheduled at three parks. The three games on schedule are Lutes Store v Little Park at Little Park: Maloney Park vs. David Acres at Maloney Park and Promised Land vs. Yarbro at Walker Park. All g mes will be played tomor- | row morning. 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"King ft the Forest Ranger** iATURDAY NITE OWL SHOW "ALONG CAME JONES" with Lor«tta Toanf »nd Gary Cooper • Also Cartoon Friday & Saturday COMEDY CARNIVAL with Walte- Abel, Margot Grahame • and Donald Meek Serial: "Son of the Guardsman" No. 4; Also Cartoon SAT. OWL SHOW 11 "DICK TRACY'S DILEMMA" with Ralph Byrd and K»y Christopher Serial: -Mysterious Mr. M" No. 1 Abo Cartoon lOHNrWNE * Mil IIIISSEU SUKLIK HMDEN CEfJ."Sitty" HUTU THEATRE OSCEOLA YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Box Office Opena at 7 Week Night! Show Starts at 7:3* Matinee Saturday A: Sunday at 2 p.m. with continuous ihowinf. Friday & "DEADLINE" Sunset Carson Al Terry Serial: Cpt. 12 of "REX AND R1NTY- Utai KC1 Box Of Her Open? at !:• Shoo Starts a( 7:3* NEW K*i Upeoit Week Da;* !:•• r- Matinee Saturva; * Sunday SaL-Snn I u.m Cent Manila, Ark. St.»w« EVERY N1UB1 Friday & Saturday "OUTLAW COUNTRY" Lash La Rue, Fan? St. John Serial: Cpt. 3 of ! "The Lost Jungle" SATURDAY" Mll)MTE SHOW ; Starts lt:45 p.m. '(FRENCH LEAVE" : . Jackie Cooper Jackie Coogan - Abo StinrU Sunday & Monday ."ALBUQUERQUE" (IX CIXECOLOR) : Randolph Scott : Barbara Britton ana;George "Gabbj" Hajea wirner News t Serial. Chapter.* *f "BATMAN ft ROBIN' SATURDAY MIDNITE SHOW.5 Starts 19:45 p.m. "FOR YOU 1 DIE" Cathy Down* Paul Langdou Also Shorts Friday "Home in San An tone" R*j Acnff Saturday "DESERT VIGILANTE" with Charles SUrrett AIM Shorts SATURDAY OWL SHOW "JOHNNY APOLLO" with Tjr«nt Power and I.inwa Darnell Also Short* Sunday & Monday BROADWAY1 ' No. 1 i STAGI PLAT IS 1VOW ONTHI SCREENI Sunday and Monday "MR. BELVEDERE GOES TO COLLEGE' •with CHftwi Wek» .nd Shirte? AIM Shorts IMS MWI - Ktm MM • UDKITE mm Seccni Pin br DofitU Otitn Slt.irt • B (1 «d • llx Pl«y bj Retort Mortoy n« N M | Lwjlt, Mod I) (MM. MR • IncM* tUK EMI News of the D»j Shorts

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