The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1950 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 29, 1950
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1MT Nats Trip Yankees Again 5-4 Behind Rookie Steve Nagy By Jack Hand Associated Press Sports Writer "Here's to Joe Page" remains ISticky Harris" favorite toast. Now tlie Washington manager celebrates Joe's home ii-uh ball, not his relief pitching. v Revenge must be sweet for the former New York Yankee pilot who was fired after just missing- the 1948 pc n ' riant. For the second time in six days, his maligned Senators whipped Fireman Joe. *• : , Sieve Nngy, drafted from the Coast League for $10,000, | turned back the [ world champions [for the second | time last night, i 5-4. On top of 1 that, he won the game with an In- j side - the - park I homer off Page I in the eighth tn- 1 nins. 1 Bobby Feller, cut in salary and demoted to No. 2 [ boy on the Cleveland staff. Is tak- Steye N'liry ing it out on American League batters. Bobby squirmed on the bench Awhile Bob Lemon took the opening day assignment—and lost. He didn't ^pitch the second game either. Manager Lou Boudreau waited until Cleveland went to St. Louis a week ago.. Feller came through with a , fine {ne-liitter, striking out eight. Parnell Wins Boh picked up win No. 2 yesterday, cutting down the onrushing Detroit Tigers with eight hits, 6-1. Last year Feller didn't win his second game until June'14. Boston welcomed their "Fenway • ^ Park cousins"—the Philadelphia A's —with a 4-1 win behind Mel Par- ^.hfll. Not'since Sept..12. 1948 have cthe As won a game at Boston, t The Chlcago-St. Louis game in -the'American,was rained out after ^a 1 ^ scoreless innings. . Cincinnati finally got in the win column by whipping Chicago 3-1. It took Herm : Wehmeier's • two-hit pitching to silence Frankie Frisch's upstart Cubs who had swep't their first three starts. - , ; Klner's Blow Beats Card* t Ralph Kiner took matters into lilts-own hands in the.seventh Inn- Ing Trith a: two;run homer that *~a\c Pittsburgh a:4-3 edge over the 8t. Louis Cards. ° ' Curt Simmons pitched like the 165,000 bonus beauty he was supposed to bV three 1 years ago. when th* Philadelphia .Phillies ;downed t Boston, 6-1,'lrra night "game, sim- mons gave only three hits and chlp- 'fet In wtth'two singles'in the 14- hlt attack that routed Johnny Sain. Rookie Dan Bankhead came to Mie.'rescue of Don Newcombe in Brooklyn's 5-3 victory over the New •York Giants before 39.090 night :eiiatemers at the Polo Grounds. The tame was decided in the third when * Brooklyn chased loser Jack Kramer ,w!U> a four-run blast, puke Snider. Tttw> had three hit*, sparked the big Mill a with; a two-run triple. Tung nuts are raised In the U.S. principally• in Mississippi, Louisiana, , and norida ~l"l DERBY PREVIEW? — Eddie Arcaro bats Hill Prince across the finish line two lengths in front of Middlecround, Willie Boland up, winning The Wood Memorial at Jamaica. i State High School Track Meets Set For Next Week LITTLE ROCK, April 29. f/P) — District championships and athletes eligible to'compete in the stale high school track team and field meets are being determined this weekend. The winner and runner-up of each event In district competition will qualify for participation In next week's state contests In Class A, Class B and junior division. In ,he Big Six division, which also will hold its meet In Little Rock next week, each team will be permitted two entrants in each individual event. Tfte Class B and junior competition will be held next Friday and the Class A and Big Six on Saturday In the Little Rock High School stadium. Jonesboro won the nistrict Three Haw A 'championship at home Thursday, followed by Plggott, Paragould, Leachvllle and Blythevllle. Osceola walked away with Class B honors. Jonesboro marie It a double by winning the junior division. Other district meets are on tap today. Crackers Down Little Rock 9-6 Win L«ov«i Atlanta Only Gom« and Half Out of League Lead By The Associated Pmm The Atlanta Crackers, only a half game out of the Southern Association lead, are eyeing that controversial short right field at Nashville's Sulphur Dell. The Crackers couldn't get much use out of that fence last year but this season Manager Dixie Walker could Juggle his lineups and send eight southpaw starters on the field to look at Hint fence. The Crackers downed Little Rock 9-6 to sweep a four game series last night and their next outing is tomorrow's doubloheader at Nashville. Chicks Lose Birmingham got back In the winning column last night with a 9-8 victory over Memphis and Mobile stayed In a league leading tie with the Barons by downing Chattanooga 2-0. Nashville's game at New Orleans was rained out. When the Crackers take the field In Nashville, the Vols Kill be facing three southpaw batters with 14 home runs to their credit I his season. Third baseman Ed Matthews has hit seven homers, center fielder Country Brown has 4 and veteran Eliba St. Claire has three. With a right field fence 100 yards nearer the plate than Atlanta's Ponce De Leon Park, the trio might make the Vols regret that short fence. In taking that fourth straight from Little Rock last night the trio made no homers, but they accounted for seven of the Crackers' 11 hits. However. It was mostly a masterly- relict hurling Job by Harry MBR- Pherson plus four untlmelv Little Rock errors that sent tlie Rocks to dcf"al after they Jumped to an early lead. irooklyn . Chicago . . Ittsburgh . iqston . ... •>l. Louis . 'hiladelphia )ew York . Cincinnati . Y Calendar For Next Week Monday 4 p.m. Lange vs. Yarbro softball 4 Laiige Girls Gra-Y ;' 5:30 Bay Window League—Courier vs Ark-Mo Power • Tuesday 4 p.m. Grade School girls softball—Yarbro vs Sudbury 4 p.m. Trl-Hi-Y at the "Y" 5:30 p.m. Bay Window softball— Burnett's vs Saliba's 5:30 p.m. Fathers vs Sons softball game at high school park 8 p.m. City softHall — Sullivan Nelson vs Jaycees; Montgomery Ward vs Blythevllle Mntor Wednesday . 4 p.m. Grade school girls softbal! —Central vs Lange 4 p.m. Junior Tri-Hi-Y 5:30 p.m. Bay Window Softball— Applebaum vs Meads Thursday 4 p.m. Central Girls Ora-Y 4 p.m. Grade school Softball — Central vs Lange 5th grade; Centra' vs Lange 6th grade. 5:30 p.m. Bay Window soltball — Godwin's _.ys_Whisenhtmt's 8 p.m,-Rarorback Inn vs Ark-Mo Power—City League 9:30 p.m. Burnett Aulo Sales vs Wade Lee Cottnn.Cp.--Clty League Friday 2:30 p.m. Radio Broadcast. 4 Sudbury Girls Gra-Y 4 p.m. Grade School softball — Yarbro vs Sudbury 5th grade; Yarbro vs Sudbury 6th grade Saturday 9 a.m. Junior High basebal league — Yarbro vs David Acres Little Park vs Travelers 2 p.m. High School girls softbal league Sullivan-Nelson Ties Steele 6 to 6 The Sullivan - Nelson Chevrolet nine of the City Softball League battled Steele to a 6-6 deadlock in Steele last night before rain interrupted the game. Rain washed out the game at the end of. six innings of play after Steele had lied the score. Three home runs featured biting in the game. Billy Baker pitched for Sullivan- Nelson, while V. L. Blnckwcll worked on the mound for Steele. WATER RUN—Happy Devil broke on top, ran, .TS if ht loved it, carrying Jockey Bobby Bcrnhardt home unspotlfd /through slop al Jamaica, to : complete small daily double of >18.70 at the New York track. Godwins' Defeat Applebaum 12-0 Godwin's Sporting Goods' Bay Window Softball team defeated the Phil Applebaum Liquor Store nine 12-0 In R league game at Little Park yesterday afternoon. The game was a make-up of a rained out tilt scheduled for last Monday. Godwin pitched a three-hitter while McCIue of Applebaums was touched for eight hits. Luxor a High School Holds Annual Play Day LUXORA, Ark.. Apr. 3B—The an nual May Play Day was held her at the Luxora High School yestcr day under the direction of athlett director Tye Adams. Over six him dred grade and high school student participated in the program, whfcl wns attended by fifty parents am guests. Grade school pupils demonstrator group activities in the various game of squirrel, drop the handkerchief kick ball, tug of war, sack races tope Jumping, dodge ball, and mass-executed may pole dance. Demonstrations by the junlo high school students included has ketball, tumbling, volley ball, car wheels, and rope jumping. The sen lor students exhibited badminton ping pong, boxing, volley ball, an pyramid building. Leopards are as at home in trees as on the ground. LOOK-CAR OWNERS! Here's proof of our tremendous savings to you. For the next 10 days you can have all your AUTO GLASS T D C C I INSTALLED F iV C C ! with each $5 repair job on your car. We save you •up (o 50^o on all repair work, HOTS BODY SHOP 110 South Lilly |»l, nnc ,i ( 5fi Cooler Man Trans/erred pvi. Billie Gene Goodman Cooler, Mo., who Is with the lit Atrborne Division, has been Irans fcrred from Csmp Campbell, Ky., I Fort Bragg. N.C., to tnlte part 1 maneuvers there. He expects to b returned to Camp Campbell with! three weeks. He has been sUtlonc there for the past year. y oor Pitching Hurting Baseball; F ans Dislike Bases on Balls THE BRITISH WAY—American here budding batsmen get a lesson boys do it with a baseball bat. In England it's a cricket bat, and in gripping it from Hampshire's Johnny Arnold at Southampton'^ County Cricket Ground. MPiNCS Southern Association W L Pet. Birmingham 10 4 lobile 10 4 10 5 8 6 7 6 Atlanta lemphis . Jew Orleans fashville . . Jhattanooga . ,lttle Rock .; 5 8 5 10 1 13 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Baseball! Armorcl Tigers vn. Manila Jayccet Sunday — 3 P.M. April 30 A r mo re I Park 2 3 1 6 2 5 4 4 5 4 5 1 6 1 li AMERICAN LEAGUK W L Tetroll ............... 6 2 Cleveland . . ........... 4 2 Vashington ........... 5 3 York ............. 5 4 hiladelphln . ..: ....... -1 lostoh ............... 5 St. Louis ............... 2 ihlcago ........... .... 1 .114 .1U .607 .571 .538 .385 .333 .971 Pet. .778 .750 .750 .556 ,444 .444 .143 .143 Pet. .750 .067 .625 .550 .400 .455 '.28« 200 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Mobile 2, Chattanooga 0 Atlanta 9, Little Rock" 6 ; Birmingham 9, Memphis 6 Nashville at New Orleans rain National Leagae Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 3, Chicago 1 Philadelphia 6, Boston I Brooklyn 5, New York 3: American League Cleveland 6. Detroit 1 Boston 4. Philadelphia 1 Chicngo at St. Louis rain Washington 5, New York 4 Today's Games Southern Association (No games scheduled) . National League Brooklyn at New York . Boston at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Chicago at St. Louis American League New York at Washington, nigh' Philadelphia, at Boston St. Louis at Cleveland Hudson Wins 8-4 On Grand Slam A home run with tlie bases loaded by catcher Gene Baer gave the Bur nelt Hudson Sales Pacemakers o Ihe City Softball Lengue nn 8-4 de clsion over the Dr. Pepper Bottler of Paragould last night. The garni was played In Faragoulcl. Bacr's grand slammer came in the fourth Inning and broke tip a 4-4 tie. Billy Denton pitched for the Pace makers. HE gave up only two hits Lightning Strikes Texas Ball Player ABILINE, Tex.. April 29. (AP) — Lightning hit'a Pnmpa, Tex., bnse ball player here last night as th lights went out durnig a Tex as-New Mexico League game. Aft er the lights came on, Pamp catcher Jim Martin lay stretcha on the ground. A doctor decided h WRS hit by the bolt. Martin wa revived by artificial respiration CHAMP IN MEMPHIS • — Jack Kramer (above), world's champior pro tennis player, laces Pancho Gonz.iles. amateur king in 1949, to highlight the tennis classic ^of the year lit the University Club'in Memphis May 7. Bobby Riggs, former world's champion, meets Frankie Parker of Davis Cup fame in the T singles tilt and i doubles en- tncnt \ull climax the program. f r .~ Wildlife Group To Open Meet In Little Rock The Arkansas Wildlife Federation will open Its annual state convention at the Lafayette Hotel In Little Rock Tuesday, R. A, Nelsor of Blythevllle, state president the federation announced today. The convention Is to extent through Wednesday with severa nationally known wildlife experts listed as speakers. Among the speakers to appear on the program are Bud Jackson president and field representative of the National Wildlife Feilera tlon and Charlie whltmore who i considered an authority on rive: fishing both game and commercial Also on the program will be Charles Gillha 1 1, author, biologist explorer and big game hunter. The 21 winners in the federation' Quail restoration program of las year will be" guests of honor luncheon to be given Tuesda night. The luncheon will be a join nffalr with the State Game Fish Commission. The annual election of state of ficers will be held on the flna day of the convention. . Dean Pitches State to Win Over / eachers P.}- The Associated Press Arkansas State College poured it on Arkansas State Teachers yesterday. - . • Arkansas State not only displaced the Teachers in place in AIC baseball standings, but It also beat the_Conway loam by two points iii a diml track meet. The Indians took over the baseball loop's top spot with a 13-3 victory over the Teachers. It was the first, conference loss fur Teachers nrul left them in a sfjond place tie with Arkansas Tech, each having won five and lost one. Arkansas State was alone on top with a 6-1 record, hut Tech could remedy thit with a -win over College of the Ozarks, which It Is scheduled to play tonight. Lefthander Jerry Dean held the Teachers to five hits while Arkansas State got 11 off Jnyncs and Davis. In the track meet Arkansas Slate won by 67 to 65. Kenny Stephens of Teachers was individual high scorer with 18 points. Both baseball game and track meet were held at Jonesboro. In other AIC baseball yesterday, Henderson State defeated Magnolia A. nnd M., 9-0, at Magnolia. Henderson's Joe Campbell pitched a three-hitter. Meanwhile AIC golf and tennis meets opened at Little Rock. They were to be concluded today. AIC Tennis Meet Continues Today LITTLE ROCK, April 29. (JT) — Semi-finals got' underway in th AIC tennis tournament here toda J. D. Reece • of . Arkansas Stnl Teachers and Tommy Snider of Lil tie Rock Junior- College oppose each other in one sejni-fin.nls: Va Parham of Teachers and O. Rroadwnfer of Arkansas College i the other. Finals were scheduled for th afternoon. Quarterfinals yesterday afternoo saw the elimination of Dick Parr o Hmidrix. a pre-tournamcnt favorit He was beaten by Reece in a battle which-went the three-set limit with scores of 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. In the doubles semi-finals today Glendon Grober and Jim Sewell of Onachita were to. meet Tommy Snider and H. Snider of LHJC and Brondwater and B. Lotridge of Arkansas College were to clash with a to-be-determined pair of opponenis. These opponents were to be selected in .a final quarter-final Hehdrix. f f Frank Etk AP Newtforiwc* Sport* Editor NEW YORK—Unless lh« pitcher* Ind th« plate there wilt be a drop n the calibre of big league base- Mil this season. When It comes to he base on balls tin fan despises t as much as any manager. The big squawk about the walk, roin the fan standpoint, is that It's waste of time. To prove the point, here were 151 bases on balls In the irst n games this spring. That's n average of nine walks per game. During this span the American League pitchres gave »5 walks In Ine games ' and tht National *ague hurlers parted with 56 walks n eight games. The nine Al, games averaged 1 lours nnd 41 minutes, partly due 0 a pair of clubs who will be bat- ling for the pennant-the Yankees and Red Son. Their three-game series in Boston saw 44 waits and he games averaged 3 hours and :hree minutes. When pepole go to he ball game they would like to see a ball game, not a circus or parade of Inept pitcher*. The new balk rule, where with someone on the bases a pitcher [mist stop his motion to the batter "(or one second," was designed to help the batter. Thus far it has not helped the hater. But It was hurt the pitcher. Roberts Is BritMest About the brightest pitching prospect lo become a 20 game winner Is Robin Roberts, the Phillies' 23-year-old right hander. In his debut he walked only one and took care of three pinch hitters tike real star. He fanned two and the other hit Into a double play. "Roberts has one of. the most beautiful change of pace pitches 1 have ever seen," says Ha] Schumacher, the ex-Giant hurler. "You can tell a good change of . pace pitcher when lite bater takes the oitch and ib coTies In for a strike," Roberts also has good speed and a curve, all you need to win in the majors. A few other predictions culled from early game observations: Jackie Robinson—"I'll be doing my level best. I wa= 211 pounds, only seven over when the season started and 1 iiope to surprise a lot of people." Robinson will. He's been great hitting behind the runner. Bob Elliott—Looks for a fine season at 189 pounds he is 13 pounds lighter than last season. He will be the Braves' No. 4 hitter against all types of pitching. Gerry Staley—This. 26 year-old Cardinal right hander should have 15 winnlns games within his reach. Of the first 17 games this spring he was the only pitcher to work a full game in less than two hours. Gnliat Looks Good WMker Cooner and Johnny Wv- roslek—Both Reds appear, headed for fine seasons at tlie plate. Cooper is much lighter and will hit his share of home nins. Wyrostek "has arrived," say the Cincinnati coaches. Mike Golint — Fi"irres to hit iround -290 for the Phillies. Last eason was his only poor year in our seasons of organized ball. Only questionable item about the 24- -eur-old rookie is his fielding. Stan Muslal—Should regain the National League batting crown. He is the most feared hitter In the circuit, In the American LMCU>, Yfe Werta of the Tigera may' Jlgtat T«J William* and Vern Stephen* lor the runs batted In and hittlnj tttta*. Last season wu hia first fun »«•*. Barney UcOceky—Look* like'fe will come back after being out a full itason. He's been' hltUnc.piD for the Athletlci. ••••': ' Ken Wood—Brownie right HeUUr figures to do well. This Is hi* third trial and the 25-year old Charlotte.;* N.O., rookie hit .263 and 32 horrwri™ for Baltimore last season. Joe DIMaggio—Even at 3S he win be Iri the running for the batting crown. HU only gripe thus far to' getting up early for that moraine Patriot's Day game in Boston. And swinging back to the OUnU, they will face a lot of southpaw* with Don Mueller batting fourth. Byrd and Getz To Meet tie!son And Hickson Two veteran - wrestlers, Floyd "Red" Byrd and Swede Nelson, return <to [h* Memorial Auditorium ring Monday night after'long absences. Byrd and Nelson have been booked on opposite teams In th« tav match feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling- bout*. Byrd is slated to team with Al Clcta against Nelson and Billy Rickson in the main event. . * Neither Nelson nor Byrd has performed here in more' than a 'year. Both are Junior heavyweight*, weighing less than 500 pounds. Nelson will weigh In close to the IN pound mark while Byrd i» approximately 10 pounds lighter." Getz and Hickson are holdoreb from last Monday night's cahv Getz teamed with BUI Canny to sain a victory over Hickson and Jo« Welch In a bout that ended -with a bit of out-of-the-ring fisticuffs between Getz and Hickson. This llt^ tie fracas Is expected to be taken up again Monday night. Two one-fall preliminary bout« are also- on the card. In the firjt Nelson will meet Getz and In the second Byrd will' swap holds with Hickson. ' • FOR SALE State Certified DPL No. U Blue Tog Cottonseed 80% Germination A colorimeter Is an instrument n Fed to analyse substances II trough colors produced In chemical reactions. Some 65.000 tons of lung mils were harvested in the U.S. in 1919. 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