The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1946 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 9, 1946
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Cronin Expects Six-Club Battle Mo»a f «r Of R«d Sox t«lwv«t His T«am Will Bt Contender •'•'.". »Y.- LEO B. FETCB»E.V tMteri rrau S»*rtc Editor 8ARASOTA, PU., M»r. I, (UP) — lUnater Joe Cronin of the Boston Red Sox envisioned 9 idx-club battle today (or the 1546 ' American pennant with his own learn e, contender;;. Sox will be right up In M id today »s he left, with Mi,. club for Havana for n pair of<f*ptbiblt!on games ifilrut' the Senators. "Bui I have too many problem spots ri$ht now to have any-definite line-on Just what I can'expect from the torn. . "I feel hopeful and 111 know in a coupie of weeks just how far the team may go." Cronin has been put on the spot so often (hat he no longer cares to go out on a limb, "The Yankees, Tigers, senators and Indian* are going to be real tough and (lie Browns, with a nicely balanced team, will make trouble for them all," Cronin said. "Of course, the White Sox and Athletics are going to be improved, too. There Un't going to be any soft touch in the league this year. I look for a six team race with only the whit* Sox and Athletics on the outside looking in." Crphln listed his big problems ns third base, right field and pitching. 'Outside of Dave Perrtss all the pitchers I am banking on to come through are ex G. I.'s. I don't know whether they will be able to come .back. I'm hoping so, naturally, but It's far too early to tell. But I'm counting on Tex Hughson and Ferrlss for my top two. Fellows like Bill Butland, Earl Johnson, Joe Dobson, Mace Brown and the other ex-servicemen are going to have to come through. And I'm banking heavily on Jim Bagby." i He Is set with Joe Dlmagglo and Ted 'Williams in the outfield and three fourths o( his infield Is sure — big Rudy York at first, Bobby Doerr at second and John pcskv at third. "Doerr is in the best shape I've ever seen him," Cronin said. "The Army really stream-lined that boy and he is in fine shape. "He and Pesky have looked like a million dollars out there and Ted is hitting the bail as of old. Dimaggio is in fine shape and Rudy Is rattling (he fences.' "I'm set with my catching with Mel Wagner. Right now it looks like' Ernest Andres (» rookiel at third. The other outfield spot Is wide open. "So the situation looks promising. If :.thpse G. I.'s come through the »ay I think they will—well, you cant tell, anything might happen." He had the air of a manager who was high on his club but wanted to tamper his enthusiasm. One thing sure of. The days or Joe Cronin as an infielder and a pinch hitter are over. ."I'm still on the. active list, but TlB too far along. I'm not goins to be out there this year." Neisbh-McSpoden Te4rTi Ready For Sneacl And Byrd MIAMI, jn»'., March 9. (UP)—Defending Champions Byron Nelson and Harold (Jug* McSpadcn braced themselves today for an all- out effort to put the chill on the hottest swinger in golf—Slammin' Sammy Snead—in the top semi-final match of the »7,5fl6 International four-ball tournament, Paired with Sammy Byrd of Detroit, .Snead personally established his' team as the title favorite yesterday by firing a four under par 66 during a 5 and 4 victory over Craig Wood of New York and Toney Penna, Dayton. O. Nelson and McSpaden, less spectacular but equally effective, entered the semi-final by defeating Law- 'son LitUe of Monterey Park, Calif., and Lloyd Mangrum, Los Angeles, 5 and 4. Playing smoothly In de- BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TODAY'S STOCT FUUOt Rookie Pitcher William Wight May Help Solve Yank Problem BY OSCAK . FKAIXV Spartt WrUrr ST. PETERSBURG, Pit., Mar. 9 (UP)—Very . few ; unsung rookies have be«n able to springboard l/ilo fame with the New York Yankees but the sun-baked Bronx Bombers were keeping »n untested thrower under cover at their training camp today who may do Just that. Ordinarily a rookie comes up the hard way, with n number of tryouls among the bfe leaguers and trips back to the bushes to gain necessary experience, Despite much minor league publicity ajid advance raves, they usually have to do It the hard way. The exceptions are rare—with only thc born stars making the big apple on Immediate notice. They are not too Infrequent taking the majors as a whole, but with the Yankees It doesn't happen very often. Some of the few who blazed up immediately were Yankee aces Joe Gordon. Phil (The Scooter) Rizzuto and Billy. Johnson. Unheralded, they cllckM unexpectedly. And such, according to Yankee observers, southpaw Calif. It may be is William Wight, slinger' from Oakland, the answer to J pitching problem which threatens GehrliiBer nl St. Mary's |>rc-fllnht. And, throwing u blazing fast ball and a sharp-breaklns: curve, he won 33 games nRainsl five defeats with most ot llii? competition coming from major league ball clubs. The Yankees didn't know much about the clean-cut California boy when he joined the Pniinmn-boiui'l squad as a chattel of the Newark farm club. About all they knew sva.s Hint he was neariuu 24; stood six feet. one Inch and weighed 180 pounds. They (omul out the first time lie stepped on the mound. Marsc Joe McCarthy, w h o usually waits to dispense hints In the locker room, halted Wight, on the first pH<:h, walked out to the moiitid and offered a suggestion, "We JJlight :i.s «'<?!! <l« It Hint way and save from innklni; hnrd- to-break mistakes." Joe said. And today, McCarthy will udnilt under pressure that Wight may bu just what the doctor urdcrcd for Yankee pitching ills. "This boy lias the mukinys of a really great pllcliei—and maybe this r ear." Wight, mrnnwhllc. works hard and keeps his silence. Hut he has the prime requisite of a front line to bar the hard-hitting stadium crew from the world series. For wight apparently Is destined to be one of those sudden successes on the basis of service pitching. He had only two years in the minors before he went Into the Navy for a three-year hitch and they think that was what made him a cinch to win a berth with Yankee tossers. Because he never had shown too chuckcr. His delivery 149 Listed For Kentucky Derby Nation's Outstanding Horses Nominated For Blue Grass Classic By <JAY PAULEY United Frew Sports H'riW 1.0U1SVIU.E, MH r. 9. IUP)_ The Kentucky Derby, blue ribbon classic of (he Blue Grass countn/ has draw,, a field of 149 nomina lions for W hat may be on e of the •greatest renewals" of its 77-vear al rr" M Churchill Downs said today The bumper crop of entries,' not one-tenth of whichpare extoected to parade 1 0 the post * thTsat urday nUenuxm of May 4 win k. running for th c biggest prize in Derby history, „ »lo6flO», &&* mirsc which goes entirely to IK. first four horses to cross th. finish line. UlHiJ tills yc;)r . (| 10 D<, rby _, . $75,000 added ra ce, but becau4 other majoi- tracks have hiked purses about the country, Churchill Downs officials decided to do •» nlso In thc first of the three classic tests for three-year-olds "It is a brilliant field of race horses, based on their two-year old much when he was with Idaho Flails of the Pioneer League In 1941 and with Binghamton and Norfolk |n 1942. But when he went Into the Navy he played under Charley easy, his wrist Is loose and spring inrl the arm is one of those biiKliV whip items they used to pray for whenever pitchers started running ow. 'I am trying to master a change or pace with my curve ball," lliu sqiinre-shoiildered southpaw snl<i thc I on guessing at his chances for a regular Yankee job. "1'tl contnlnlj' give a lot to make Ih'c grade this ... , r -year old nd [ performances, and the horses cer Doctor Makes 'Call' And Gets New House ESTHERVILLE. la., Mai. 9. (UI>)—Dr. J. p. clark, Eslher- villc, maU 0 one "call" that paid dividends toduy. Dr. Clark hard-hit by the housing shortage, was driving through town, looking for a place to live, when a street crowd attracted his attention, De-living an accident had oc- cuncu, h e stopped his car to administer aid. The crowd, lie learned, was attending a house auction. The doctor B ol it lor S6.260. Pine Bluff Reaches Semi-Final Round In Class A Cage Tourney Van Biuen look an early lead over their favored opponents and con Whopper year." But, chiinsje of pace or no. it is six, two nJul even in thc Yankee camp Hint Wight will stay up—right through the world scries. Roberts Paired With Byrd For Bout At Arena "Rough Red" .Roberts, one of the most colorful villains who ever choked a.n opponent or pinned n referee,•• is back for a repeat performance, this week. Roberts, fresh from a decisive victory in last week's bout, is teamed with Floyd Byrd. Byrd nlso Is pretty roufth on his opponents and the reierec. These two meanies are matched against Joe Wolfe and Jack Welch In a tag match as the main event ot Promoter Mike Meroney's mat show Monday night American Legion Arenn. Teamed against the Robert s- for everyone except Meroncy. who is .sometimes tlic object of soina of Roberts pranks. Welch and Byrd opjxisc each other in the secim;! prelim. Byrd will tinil Its a big job to pin tlic bioiul shoulders of Welch mid takes » fast and skilled hand to accomplish it. Rosemere Chief Scores Victory At Hot Springs Byrd combination /or the best tno out of three falls are Joe Wolfe and Jack Welch. Wolfe, a former star fullback at Ohio Stat c University some few years back.' features a spectacular flying tackle. This stunt has proved itself to be n,utte effective In Wolfe's past performances here. Tlic other halt of thc team. Jack Welch of the famous Oklahoma wrestling Welches, Is no 'old lady" In the squared circle. He gels around plenty fast and hs; lot-s of power In those brawny arms of his. To' add a little more spice to the sho^. it might be well to mention the feud'carried pn between Roberts and thc Welches. This will be sure to rear its fiery head in the match. in the first preliminary Roberts and Wolf c "'are in opposite corners for a one fall 30 minute time limit bout. Roberts, the skilled showman, will provide plenty of laughs HOT SPRINGS, Ark., M,,r. !).— Rosemere Chief, racing for F. and R. Maviglinno. got up just in time to win tlie six furlong feature race and register thc biggest upset of weekly ' th c dny before an estimated crowd at the] °f 5000 at Oaklawn Park Friday. Although close up In his two previous slartr, here, thc four-year-old colt when postwiml at 16 to 1, while the "smart money" made Cnrl Graham's Maritown and odrts-on favorite. fensc of the title they won last year, Nelson and McSpaden were four up with a 66 on the morning round and were content to hold their own until thc 33rd when the match ended with a half. The lower bracket scnil-'inal pairs thc team or Ben Hogan of Hershey, Pa., and Jimmy Demaret. Houston, Tex., against two former P.G.A. champions—Vic Ohezzi oi Knoxville, Tenn., and Bob Hamilton of Chicago. Rosemere Chief was slow to start but Improved position steadily talnly have the racing background lo provide one of the greatest re newals of the Derby," winn said All of the gula surroundings of happy pro-war years will be the order of the day once again with all transportation restrictions off and with the nation currently i,, the midst of Its greatest racing boon; of all time. Winn confidently predicted that more than 100000 lans would jam into the picturesque white and green plant for the heart-stirring moment when the tend strikes up "My old Ken- lucky Home" and the horses na- rade to tlic post. Tlic US nominees represent 98 different owners including most of the big name stables of the nation. Conspicuously absent however will be thc Lucky B horses of nelng Col. Edward R. Bradley only owner in Derby history whose horses have won the mile and a I quarter run four times. Bradley | who has failed only rarely in the last 26 years to get one of his pn/c Ihrce-year-olds to the post on Derby Day. .simply didn't' have any outstanding eligibles at his i Kilo Hour Farms at Lexington, i Ky. Almost certain to be winter'book favorite is the entry ot The Queen, Mrs. Elizabeth 'Arden Graham. Slnr Pilot, winner of [he Belmont and Pimlico futurities and outstanding juvenile colt O f J945 is the racer on which Maine! Chance is banking most, heavily.! But many observers believe that cither Lord Boswell, Rcmsen Handicap Victory, or Knockdown ! recent winner of the J100.000 Santa Anita Derby and three-time conqueror of star Pilot, are the strong- under the handling ot Jockey R. Bcrnhardt niirt moved up from third place hi the stretch to win n neck decision over the pace-setting Another Night, belonging to Mrs. J. M. Brnnham of Nashville. Marltown was third, another three and a half Icnlhs back. Anthony Skoronski, the track's lending rider, drew a five-day suspension for striking Jockey B. Williams following the running of the filth race Thursday. Thomas To Morquette CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va., Mar !). (UPI—Al Thomas. University ot Virginia line coach, will leave here March 15 for Mnrnucllo University ns assistant to coach Frank Murray. Murray nlso hns named Charlie Ellis as an assistant backfield coach at Marqiieltc. Thomas, who is a former Tennessee star, has been here a year nnr! came to Virginin from North Carolina State, at Raleigh, where he was an assistant conch in 19-11. lie played in the Orange Bowl with the -Tennessee Volunteers in 1938 and went to the Rose Bowl in —.., nankin*; Ztbi'ns nianced^ Into the semifinals of the Arkansas Class A basketball tournament here Friday night, smothering Fayetlevllle, 36 to 19. Earlier in the day Fayetlevllle scored a major upset In downing the El Dorado Wildcats, 36 to 33 The Zebras will battle the winner ol Friday night's late game between Jonesboro and Beebe at 10 o clock Saturday morning, in the 9 semifinal contest, Russellvllle will tangle with the Little Rock Tigers conference champions. Friday afternoon Russellville played a losing game for the first half with Forrest City, but nulled IIP in the lead In the third quarter to chalk up a victory, 28 to 27. At the quarter Forrest City was leading 9 lo 5 and this was in- f, rea ;'* d !9 to 17 at the half, but in the third quarter Kussellvtllc pushed thc score up lo 25 to 22. ami ended the game with a one point victory margin. Little Rock barely managed to win over Van Buren. 38 to 36, in the final game of tlie afternoon session here Friday. In the last two minutes of the game. Little Hock's Harvey hit a field basket, putting I the Tigers in the lead and they continued to hold the lead until the end two minutes later. i The Fayetteville Bulldogs, dis- ; playing a one-man offensive defeated the highly touted El Dorado Wildcats quintet 36 to 33 in a hard- fought contest Friday morning. El Dorado grabbed an early lead but was hard pressed to lead 8 to 6 a't the end of the first quarter. The Fayettevillc team forged ahead soon afterwards and continued to lead by one or two points most of the time. Jonesboro High Golden Hurricane, a co-favorite with Little Rock to win the championship, knocked out Oxford, 62 to 47. Friday morning. The Hurricane started off strong and at the end of the first quarter was leading 20 to 8. At the half Jonesboro Increased thc lead to 36 to 23. Score at tlie close of tlie third quarter was 50 to 34, favoring Jones- IKII-O. Coach Pete Craig pulled out most Frederick II. Gregory of Miami holds 15H-pound tarpon in loving embrace. For catching thc fish oil Miami Deacli with a shot-maker's line, Gregory won Outstanding Angling Achievement Aw.-irel in the George Kup- port fishing- contest, plus pri-c of ?2f)0. ., the group. Maine has entered Colony Barham, and War bulls Adopt'Mass Picketing lechnique i" thc novlh o u M 8 M ? £ unlc 'V"? fl8lui " s ofc Mlc "'8 a " off Chicago's Loop Bock sncountered « horses Chance also Boy. Perfect Pippin, Louis ii. Mayer, movie ma«- nalc whoso string has been thc leader of the West Coast for tlic last year, has entered a son and daughter, of the imported- 'sire Dean Pere. They are Eiffel Tower; n seldom raced colt, and. the filly Honeymoon, winner of the California Dreaders' Champion Slakes. Tradition stands against the lat- forts, for only O nc filly. The Great Regret in 1915. has ever won the Kentucky Derby. Wnrrcn Wright's Calumet Farm twice a winner in tlic Derby, has entered three—In Earnest. High Lea, and High shine. But. despite thc work of Ben Jones, this trio remains an outsider as the field is figured now. Other standouts in the large field ol nominees are: Pi-rd Wysc's Air Rate—imdclcrit- ed In seven starts as a juvenile, but n doubtful starter because of a recent injury to his right foreleg. Thc Dixlana. Stable's Spy Song, winner of the Arlington futurity! C J. Sebastian's Gal a Damion. early season flash on the West Coast. R. S. McLaughlln's Wee Admiral, the best of thc Canadian-owned juveniles of last season. The Bombanel Stable's Marine \ictory, winner of thc Champagne Stakes, the Sagamore stakes, and the Eastern shore Handicap. Tlie rich Derby highlights thc Churchill Downs spring meeting which opens on April 27 and runs through May 18. Italian!; outnumber Frenchmen more than (wo to one in New Orleans 1 famed "Krench Quarter" Phone 2611 for Prompt d Service Tire • Ifaittcr.v • Washing and Lubrication • Polishing ;mtl Waxing • Kxncrl Korti Mechanics • Truck Tires—any -sue Hours-6 to 6—7 Days MARR'S AUTO SERVICE Ash *t S«cond Street Florida hn s the longest coastline of any slate—1.197 miles. For Prompt Service On Animal Vaccination CAf.r, r Dr. W. A. OTaylor VETERINARIAN 1 Specialize in Treating Al! Forms of Swamp Fever Daytime—Phono 48-1 Dowdy-Aycock Motor Co. Night Phone—2138 o Hotel. E. Main St. of ills first string late in tlie fourth quarter, but the Hurricane scoring continued. Earlier Friday morning pin 0 BlufI barely edged out Magnolia 21 lo 2«. Pine Bluff was ahead nt the half, but Magnolia surged into thc lend at the end of thc third quarter, only to lose out in the last minute of play. Beelw U|)set Texarkana by winning, 48 to 28, Bcebe luui Tev- arkana started off strong, and at tlic end of thc first quarter the score w;is 8-8. Uut Hcebe surged ahead," 25 to 10. at the half. Tim' power drive was continued as thc Beebe teum led, 39 to 25, at the end of the third quarter. The Little Rock Tigers won their nrsl. victory Thursday night by romping over Greenwood, District 12 winners, 65 to 23. ,,.. r " !Jl e / mal 8" me 'I'.uisclay n Approximately 81,000 Irout V IM be planted In Wyoming streams and lakes this fall by the Snowy Rt.nge Fish Propagation ASUI. Retail sales by Arkansas merchants were 10 per cent higher for December. 1945, than they wore for December, 1944 CHICK THEATRE » •"« "( K U .,. bul pl,»., follow These Simple Kules 1. Use only dry cotton string. 2. Don't fly kites near electric wires. 3. Don't climb poles (o recover kites. 4. Don't use metal or wire on kites. Ark-Mo Power Co. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, March 11, - 8 p. m. Adults, 3Bc, Tax 9o—Total 45c. Reserved" Seals 12c Tai 3c-ToUl, I5c. Children's Seats 12c, Tax ScC Total, Ke. Reserved Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena Every Monday From 6 p. m. on TAG MATCH Byrd and Roberts Wolfe and Welch A/^o 2 One-Fall 30-Minute Matches < : RED ROBERTS ys. JOE WOLFE JACK WELCH vs. FLOYD BYRD Hapfin9u So -, - Show Muta at 1 B. ConUnaons ab.wlnj. Sand*? »nd Monday: Sbnr *t Z p. m. r *r"tlniom > Work Days: Start. .4 7 hast Time Today "Men from Rio Grande" with Don "Red" Barry "THE DEER SLAYER" with Bruce KellosK and Jean P» r k« Serial: Chapt. 9 "Junjle Queen- Also Cartoon Owl Show 11:30 p.m. "Whispering Footsteps" with John Hubhard and Joan Blair New Serial: Clupt. 1 "HaunUd Harbor" Also Short Sunday and Monday "LADY in the DARK" in Technicolor with Warner Baxter and Ginger Rogers Also News and Shorts ; OPEN 6:45; STARTS 7 p. m Last Time Today The Lost Trail' Raymond tiation Johnny Mack Brown Serial: "The Master Key- Also Shorts America's Largest Airline Relies On Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil Exclusively MIDNIGHT SHOW Starts 11 p. in, 'Jealousy' John Loder Jane Randolph Also Shorts Sunday anff Monday Continuous Shaw Sunday 'Here Come the Co-Eds' Bud Abbott I.ou CoMello Paramount News & Shorts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Openat 6:00, Show Starts it 6:1^, Sntnnlav 7 "BORDER BANDITS" with Johnny Mark Brown, Raymond Hat ton and Rosa Del Rosario Short: Edgar Kennedy in "Beware of Redheads" 3rd Chapter of "Masked Marvel" Sunday and Monday "JOHNNY ANGEL" with George Rail, Claire Trrw, and Signc Hasso ANGKt. when a French irirl loved him! DEVIL when a New Orleans woman kissed him! DEADLY when a murderer crossed him! Shorl, "Rhythm Ramblers" and KKO News. J>t«i«, „, Si«,Ln> America's largest airline, American Airlines, Inc., relics on Sinclair cimsylvania Motor Oil exclusively to lubricate its great fleet of JMagships. Give your car the same protection given costly airplane motors. Ask your Sinclair Dealer for Sinclair Pennsylvania'Motor Oil. It lasts so long it saves you money-gives your car safer, quieter lubrication. B.J. ALLEN Phon« 2005 — A g «nt — BlyHievilU, Ark. New Theater Manila s Finest Saturday Si Sand>7. Mat. 1 •'clock S«i»4»y & Twaday •'efeck AD other nights, t Saturday MARSHALL of LORADO with Rrel Ryder and I.iV Beaver Serial and Comedy Admission n c an< | . OWL SHOW DANGEROUS INTRUDER Plus Comedy ] Admission i4c and 3fe Sunday and Monday i "RHAPSODY IN BLUE" •with Joan Leslie and Robert AM* News and Corned? j

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