The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1950 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 24, 1950
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MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1950 Sain s Comeback Gives South worth, Braves New Hope " By lot Belchler /jfjl Associated Press Sports Writer ^' Give the .Boston Nationals another- reliable starting pitcher and you can start making world scries reservations at Braves' Field for next October. Five games may not be a true standard, but they've given the following indications: 1. The rebuilt Braves boast one of the hardest hitting clubs in the* National League. 2. The outfield is the best since Manager Billy ^~^'£^" i '.' Souttvuorth took 'Over five years ;ago. 3. Pitcher John- » ny Sain, ace of the 1948 championship s QU ad, Memphis -definitely Is on Birmingham" the comeback Atlanta ,road after a poor Chattanooga •49 season. Mobil( , 4. First base- Nashville man Earl Torge- New Orleans' ' son ' out m °st 0[ Little Rock last year with a shoulder separation, la fully mended. 5. The . big winter deal that brought outfielders Sid Gordon, Chicago LL.._ lohnrty Sain OJOllgill. UULiiei^ia .jiu uuiuuu, v.iivn^u Will Marshall and shortstop Buddy Pittsburgh . Kerr in exchange for infielders Eddie Stanky and Alvln Dark has Improved the club at least 25 per Philadelphia . ...""! cent. St. Louis . 6. Del Crandall, 20-year-old sophomore catcher, appears headed for greatness. I,o«t First Yesterday Braves lost their first game of the Infant season yesterday when they bowed to Philadelphia, 6-5. after winning the first game of the doubleheader, 4-3. The opening game triumph was their fourth of the campaign. The split dropped the Braves Into third place. Chicago's -surprising Cubs, rained out of their game with Bt. Louis, remained on top with a 3-0 rating. Rain also washed out the Brooklyn-New York Giants game. In the only other National League activity. Pittsburgh ran up Its fifth straight triumph, vanquishing the winless Cincinnati Reds, 53. It was the fourth straight loss for the Reds. Chicago's White Sox handed Detroit Its first defeat of the season, 5-4. Tt was the Sox' first victory in five starts. The Tigers had won four straight. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Athletics divided a doubleheader. The A's won the opener, 94. and the Sox came back to take > nightcap, 12-2. The ' game -was n2<i after six innings because 1 of darkness. . Cleveland swept both ends of a twin bill from the St. Louis Browns, 9-6 and 7-5, with darkness ending the second game after seven innings. Rain washed out the scheduled Washington-Yankee game at New York. Anlonelli Falls The Braves lost the second game k> Philadelphia because Johnny Antonelli, Southworth's hope for the fourth starting berth, failed to get by the first Inning. Four hits produced two Philadelphia runs and brought In Norman Roy. The Braves managed to come from behind, taking a temporary 5-4 lead on Sid Gordon's home run in the fifth. The Phils, however, tied the count in the seventh and won in the eighth when Willie ~on«s scored Ed Waitkus from third with a long fly. A new note waa added when the light* were turned on in the eighth inning ' M darkness crept over Braves' Field. It was the first National League game finished under lights since the league adopted the rule after last season. S»ln gave Southworth plenty to enthuse over when he limited the Phils to six hits in the opener. It was the gangling righthander's second win in as many starts, Entire Story of Nature Retold in Magazines t ti , .v.^t..,u i^ win. mLuviiur H'"JO rt-viup wnisennunt, company tells of the life and times of the =»"! Thursday afternoon the Cour- »fri^ n W..,. -,., ,. j er News WJU play the Frc() s Saliba Company. _ you how a volcano Is born. Another African black rhinoceros. You go on a journey down a swift, wild river in New Guinea with Papuan natives. or watch Eskimos build their sleds. You get acquainted with New Zealand's strange flightless Kiwi bird or puzzle whether there may be some form of life on the moon. ' That's nnlv a light sampling of the rangt contents in a non, year. Published by the American , is approaching the 45.000 mark i circulation. It goes to readers In all 48 states and 43 foreign countries in Ab^sinin, imper^"^iie"se- IS^ *K P ™£T^ 3^=jrco-r^,o- is.-ria™-^ - ? CONMIEMACK Southern Association W L . e 3 . 6 3 . 6 4 Pet. '.667 .667 .000 .600 .500 .500 .444 .111 NATIONAL LEAGUE »V Boston Brooklyn Cincinnati . New York Pet. 0 1.000 AMERICAN LEAGUE W I, Detroit New York . ... Cleveland . Philadelphia . Washington . .. Boston St. Louis .' 'Chicago .833 .800 .750 .400 .200 .000 .000 Pel. .800 .600 .600 .500 .500 .429 .400 .200 • Yesterday's Results Southern Association Memphis 11-1, Atlanta 2-10. Birmingham 14, Little Rock 8. Chattanooga 7-1, New Orleans 68 (Second game called end fifth, darkness). Nashville at Mobile, night. National League Boston 4-5, Philadelphia 3-6. Pittsburgh 5. Cincinnati 3. New York at Brooklyn, rain. St. Louis at Chicago, rain. ,-.- • ,: Arherlran League Chicago 5, Detroit 4. '""• ' Cleveland 9-7. St. Louis .6-5. Philadelphia 9-2, Bostomi 4-12. Washington at New York, rain. Today's Games Southern Association Night games. Memphis at Atlanta. Little Rock at Birmingham. Nashville at Mobile. Chattanooga at New Orleans. National League Philadelphia at New York. Brooklyn at Boston, night. St. Louis at Cincinnati, night, Only games scheduled. American League New York at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Chicago. Boston at Washington, night. Detroit Hi St. Louis, night. Four Bay Window Loop Tilts Slated .The Bay window Softball League enters Its second week of play this week with four games scheduled. This afternoon, Bill Godwin's Sporting Goods team was scheduled to play Applebaum's Liquor Store at 5:30. ' Tomorrow afternoon Mead's meets Burnett Hudson Sales, Wed- ""•*•«• ouiniiK. nuason bales, wcd- NEW YORK—</pj—One story tells nesday atfernoon Ark-Mo Power 111 VlDW A VnlfOMO Id Kni-r> AnnfUnv nI:3T'C" Vnm-n 1T11.J 1 rt _ plays Kemp whisenhunt Company Razorbacks Place In Two Relay Events PAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 2-1. WV-University of Arkansas relay teams placed In two events at the .,; " • -"•'.'.•.i*, .11 a nu:i- icrtll^ pltlCEQ in IWO CVPllrs af th* u^^^rw 1 mTk^ts ?& £" ^ ™ ^ ^ . The nazorbacks ran third ,, V • "*"• """-' iv<iii i ne itatOronCKS ran hnlrrl l« Museum of Natural History, it now the university two mile rel»v?r.i^ is annroflchinp ni»* d=;nnn mnf -^ i., !„_ ~, . . V_ inne reiay, iran- Texas and Oklahoma A. & M. Arkaam distance medley quartet followed Michigan, Wisconsin and PACK 'els'Bonus Baby Bested by Bobo Newsom Outlasts Paul Pettit? to 6; Chicks Divide Pair CONNIE MAC* HONORKD-While the Athletic* and Boston Red Sox player* look on from »pecia batters circles," Connie Mack, veteran 87-year-old manager of the Philadelphia Athletics. Is honored in his hcme park on the start of his 50th season rriday In Philadelphia. "Mr. Baseball" (at left In center K presented a huge scroll by Ed Pollock, sporl.s editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin. In foreijround are scroll signed by more than a million persons. (AP Wirephoto). Georgia Tech's 'Coach Alex Dies in Sleep ATLANTA, April 24. (/P)—W. A Alexander, who came to Georgia Tech In short panls 44 years ago and stayed to win national acclaim as a football coach, died In his sleep yesterday. "Coach Alex," as he was known to thousands of friends and admirers, was 60 years old. He was athletic director and head of Tech's physical education department at hts death. Alexander, the first man to carry grid teams to the four major bowls —Rose, Sugar, Orange and Cotton, surrendered head coaching duties to Bobby Dodd after the 1944 season. He had been at the helm of Tech's football teams since 1920 when he succeeded his own coach' the late John Helsman. Never able to make the grade as a player, Coach Alex left little to be desired as a coach. He was named coach of the year in 1942. Although his 24-year reign as head coach was well-sprinkled with glory, his biggest moment came Jan. 1. 1929. That was when he took his Yellow Jackets to Pasadena and defeated California 8 to 7 In the Rose Bowl. In other bowl games, Coach Alex's teams beat Missouri 21-7 In the 1940 Orange Bowl, lost to Texas 14-7 in the 1943 Cotton Bowl, defeated Tul- ftt 20-18 In the 1944 Sugar"Bowl 1 and lost to Oklahoma 26-12 In the 1945 Orange-Bowl.i• ./ . . •.- t. His nil-time' coaching record was 133 games won, 95 lost and eight tied. Alexander's health had been declining In recent years and he suffered several -heart attacks last year. First Baseman Hurt as Miners Beat Tomato 10-4 John Perry (Tip) Hollingsworth, first baseman for the Number Nine baseball team fractured his left ankle yesterday afternoon during a game with Tomato at Number Nine. Hollingsworth suffered the injury while sliding Into second b»se in the eighth inning of the g«me won by Number Nine 10-4. He was brought to Walls Hospital here following the Injury. Kenny Merrill made his first appearance of the year for Number Nine and limited Tomato to four hlU. He struck out 14 over the nine inning route. Merritt also helped his own cause by banging out three hits in five times at bat. Quarry also collected three for five for the Niners. Smith's triple was best for Tomato. Mack Smith went the distance for Tomato and yielded 20 hlLs. Sore Arm Sidelines Yanks' AUie Reynolds PHILADELPHIA, April 24. (/P) — The New York Yankees' ace right- hander, Allle Reynolds, is on the shelf for about four days with an ailing pitching arm. He complained of stiffness in the elbow yesterday. Dr. Sidney Gaynor. team physician, diagnosed the trouble as "inflammation from a sprain" and told him to Uke It easy for the next four daym. Minneapolis Wins Pro Cage Playoff MINNEAPOLIS. April 24. (if,— A $19.500 bonus Jingled in the pockets of the Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association today. They got it last night by a crushing 110 to 95 win'over Syracuse In the final NBA playoffs for the championship, it'll be divided evenly among the 11 Lakers. The Minneapolis team, took the best-ol-seven series. 4-2, as center George Mikan looped In 40 points to set the pace for his mates. The $19,800 docs not include other playoff pools which will boost the total so that each Laker will collect a nest egg of $2.027.27. Manila Jaycee Nine Defeats Jonesboro Sox The Manila Jaycees opened their 1950 baseball season yesterday afternoon with a 16-6 victory over the Jonesboro Red Sox. The game was played in Manila's new park which was recently completed. The Jaycees used three hurlers over the nine inning route with j. T. Harris opening and working for four Innings. Vaughn Jones came on In the fifth and worked three and Monty Million worked the final two. Bud Fowler handled the catching work. ' . Jim Shaneyfelt, the Jaycees' shortstop, led the hitting with four hits in four times at bat and In addition played a sparkling defensive game. David East homered with two mates aboard for the game's longest blow. Eason started on the hill for Jonesboro with Hook Wyse and Perry following In that order Tuesday night, the Jaycees inaugurate their night season with a game with the professional St. Louis Black Cardinals, a professional Negro team from st Louis This will be the first game played under the. park's new lighting system which was Installed last fall The 1954 British Empire Games, which include many of the Olympic events, will be held in Canada. Armorel Beats Trumann Nine By 78-77 Score The Armorcl Tigers outslilgucd the Trumann independents yesterday afternoon at Armorel Park by a score of 18-11 to annex their second consecutive victory. The game was featured by five home runs—four by Rogers, Whistle, Young and Bear of Armorel and one by Cook ot Trumann. Armore also banged out five triples. Fritz West, starting Armore hurler. Injured his thumb In the fifth inning on a squeeze play am was forced to leave the game. Frank Ellis took over and finished' the contest. Trumann batters Jumped on Ellis in the fifth for three straight hits to lead the bases then Cook banged his grand slum home run. Armorel repeated the performance In the bottom of the seventh with Bear slamming a four-master with the bases full. Next Sunday «fternoon the Tigers will play the Manila Jaycees at Manila Park. Box score: Armore) Rogers 2b O. Bunch 3b-ss A. Bunch cf Young Ib Bear rf P. Ellis H-p Whistle c West p Wilson 3b' C. Ellis If Totals Truman Miller c Cagle s.1 Pulley ib Graham rt Bibb If ;.... Darr cf Cook 3b-2b Peeler 2b Huffman p Brown cf Baker 2b Tell p Totals AB R .11 o : 2 : 3 : o ( 2 1 1 0 1 I 0 0 46 11 Syracuse University's Nell] Prat and Dick Church are IC4A one »n two mile trick champions, respcc lively. Are Termites Ruining Your Property? Government statistics say that T*rmit« damage was second only to fire in the United Stales. We will make an inspection and give you an estimate, if ,needed, without cost. Our work is licensed by the Arkansas State Plant Board—we have 12 years of experience to guarantee you satisfaction. • FREE INSPECTION * SUPERIOR TERMITE CO. H. C. Blankenship , .. 309 East Kentucky [,. J. Zcller . . Phone 2350 or 3579 The Star Player On Your Budget Team Whert the emn TO* rind inch hlith vllae >t mch l«w cost? Kltctrirltt is thr i.i-scst tar|»ln in ;oar f«milj badge! (May. Ark-Mo Power Co. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWJiSI ADMISSION ['KICK ANYWHKREI Reserved Seals on Sale at (he Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Kvery Monday ' Monday, April 24 ADULTS (>0c — CHIUWEN 15e Westlake's Home Run Splurge Attributed to Kiner's influence By The Associated frm Birmingham Is bombers share the Southern Association spotlight today vi'lth GliF.ttnnoog»'s Bobo New- om, W ho bested Paul Pettlt the ilOO.COO bonus hurler. The bombers, usually known »s he Barons, blasted out five homers n Sunday's game with Uttle Rock. I'hal tied a nickwood Park record for circuit blows. The Travelers jlenn McQulllcn also «lashed out a four-bagger mid a new park record was set. Birmingham won. H-8. Old Bobo turned back the New Orleans Pels In the opener of a doubleheacier, 7-«. pettlt held Chattanooga to seven hits r.nd struck out nine. However, his control wns erratic and he gave up 11 walks The Pels came back to win the second game, «-l, cut to five Innings by darkness, behind the one- hit hurling of 30-year-old Vernon Law. Mtlle Rock Beaten Birmingham's pounding of Ltltl' Rock gnvc the Barons a share In the league lead wlfi the Memphis Chicks who split with Atlanta, 112 and 1-10. Mobile shutout Nashville in a night game, 2-0. Memphis pounded' out 14 hits In the opener while three hurlers combined forces to hold the Crackers to a pair of hits. Nick Eticn led the nttack with a three-ni homer ami n double that gave him another ri:n-bntted-ln. Cracker hurler Carl Llndqu,.™ went the route In the seven-inning night cap and allowed the Chicks only two hits. Atlanta got eight hits Including six extra bases. Ed Mnthcws, Hank Ertmnn and Ebba St. Claire smashed home rims, Mobile's experiment in playing a Sunday gajne at night didn't turn out too well. The attendance. 1,680 was below the average for i Sunday afternoon. Pete Wojcy, the flrehaller who hung up five shutouts last season cot an early start as he blnnkeil Nashville's Vols on six hits. Catcher Hay Dabek homered for! Mobile By Jim llolton 4 PITTSHURGH, April 21. UP) — There's no secret lo the Pittsburgh Pirates' current fence-hu.sllng rampage In the Infant 1950 season. It's Just that the Buccos have ome up with a biological phenom- non—"Homer, the home run bug." Here's how. the mysterious little germ has hopped nbout the Pittsburgh roster: ! Ralph Kincr, In his first season with the Hues in 1940 hit 23 home runs. . The following 'year Hnnk Green- berf?— who had a habit cl bopping four - baggers bj the scores around Kallili Kincr the Junior circuit —Joined the Pirates and became Klner's roommate. That year Ralph macked 51. Big Hank departed, fn 1948. Hie pride of the Buccos Hied 40 over the fence. Last scaw-n the big outfielder hanged out 54 round-trippers —-a icar record. When the Pirates assembled In Snn Bernardino. Calif., this year Manager Billy Meyer decided on ai experiment. He assigned his num. jcr two slugger, Wally Wcsllnke. to room with Kincr. Wusllnke didn't have a bad year exactly—with M homers — but he hnd slugged h spurts. Now with his eye on Babe Ruth 1 ! all-time record of CO homers in t season Klner [Itids himself runnlnj behind roommate Wally. Ralph has poled two over tin Forbes Field wall. Wesltake punchei nit his fourth In three days'• yes lerdny in the Bucs' 5-3 conquest o the Cincinnati Reds. Manager Meyer offers this: "Wnlly's doing swell. If he can outslng Klner—Hint's okay. As long ns they keep hitting the wny they have been I'll be satisfied. • "I think rooming with Rnlnh hns md quite a bit to do with Wnlly's hilling. I don't know why, hut It has." Meyer then commented dryly thnt maybe he could nrrniiae to house the team dormitory style to take full advantage of the mystery infection. Five-Pound Bass Wins Spa Contest HOT SPRINGS, Ark., April J4 IF) — George Triffett. Hot prlngs nngler, has caught larger ones, but that five-pound black bass he snagged Saturday was worth 4200 pound. It won the »1,000 first prize In the Hot Springs fishing derby. Finalists were winners of dally prizes In the first 13 days of the contest Triffett qualified for the finals with the largest black bass reported U dally competition, a seven pound H ounce beauty. George Manning, Idalou, Tex won the white bass prize with I one pound, 15 ounce catch »nr J. McBtirnie. Christian, ill., hat the largest crapple, one pound H'/i ounces, in the finals. Both receiver; boits as prizea. TW AMERICAN OtSTIllING CO., INC. Guaranteed 7 Fishing Worm Getter Pour a little EARt.V BIKI) where worms are—on rich, damp soil, under large rocks, boirds, etc. Worms crawl lo surface In a few minutes. Doesn't bart worms. Saves money, lime, work, also from running on) of worm* on trips. Fun to ant. Guaranteed results or money hack. I.onj; last- In): bottle EARLY BIRD only Sl.OO at— Bill Godwin Sporting Goods New Starling Time 8:15 HOX SEATS 15c KX'l KA lT«i Inrtided) TAG MATCH BILL CANNY and AL GETZ v«r»u» BILLY HICKSON and JOE WELCH HiCKSOH CANNY WELCH YS. GETZ The State Financial Responsibility LAW Is Very Strict! Itefore you have an accident, call 3361 for automobile Insurance protection. For sm«(l premium, we include $10,000 Personal Liability. W. M. BURNS Agency Hendrix, State And Henderson Win at Track By The AjscxrlatM Prcn Arkansas Stale, Hendrix «nd Henderson Teachers won track meets Saturday. State won, 81 to 5«, In » dual meet with Mississippi college of Clinton, Mtes., at Jonesboro. • Hcntlrlx and Henderson triumphed In Intra-stale triangular Affairs Hendrix, host at Conway, scored 87", points lo 1214 for. Arkansaj I'cch nnd four for Little Hock Junior College. ' Henderson, also the host team, lient out Arkansas state Teacheri by one point, 08-67, at Arkadelphla. nKiiolta A. nnd M. trailed with 33. The college baseballers also got In a couple of games. Arkansas State defeated Henderson, 4-3. In an AIC Knme at Arkadclphia. Tech, largely ns a result of Its opponents' errors, defeated Magnolia A. and M.. 9-6. at Waldo. Hickson, Welch, Getz And Canny on Mat Card Bill Canny nnd Al Getz team up' against Billy Hlckson »nd Joe Wclcli In the lag match feature o( the American Legion's wrestling bouls at Memorial Auditorium tonight. Two one-fall preliminary matched pitting welch against oeti : »nd Canny against Hlckson, aUo »re on the card. 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