The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1950 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 1, 1950
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MONDAY, MAY 1, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINB *. A C>uHwt On the Comeback Road Track Is making a determined comeback Sn Northeast Arkansas »ud lovers of the cinder and sawdust sport think that it's only ft matter of time now until district and state meets will once again take their place at the top of the list of major spring school affairs. That fact was evident In the District Three meet at Jonesboro Thursday. Seventeen Junior and senior schools entered teams In the event. Last year there were 10 and the year before about eight. The big dif- ce was In Hie A division. Fur the past three years, Dlythevilie 1ms the only District Three Class A school to sponsor track. This year there were five, Jonesboro, Leachvlllc, Piggott, Paragould and Dlylheville. And next year It's a good bet there'll be even more entries. What's the reason? It's two-fold. One Is that schools have shaken off the effects of the late world war and no longer have major coaching worries. Aird the other is that with spring football no longer allowed and the spring school season too short for baseball, coaches need something to keep their athletes busy, something to keep them in trim. So, more and more are turning to track which Is the greatest test of physical condition in athletics. The biggest drawback to schools that are going In for the spring sport now is the lack of proper facilities. Take Mississippi County as an example. There isn't a single cinder track in the county. Only two dirt ones, both here in Blytheville, and neither of these is fit for a meet. And this Is an obstacle that Isn't going to be overcome easily. Cinder track ave expensive. Track Itself is a non-profit making sport and therefore school officials are reluctant about taking money earned through football or basketball and sinking it into a'cinder track which won't earl its own upkeep. Track never was too popular in this section of the stnte, whicl explains the lack of suitable layouts. But if the sport continues to grow in popularity as fast as It has In the past two or three years, there'] undoubtedly be a few more cinder ovals decking the countryside. Blythe ville High School, we understand, is planning to Include a quarter-mil track on the campus of Its new school building. And with other citie building new schools. It would be & good thing ir a few could follow sut Then a Friday afternoon track meet would no longer be a rarity in thi part o! the country and the cinder trotters could again take their place In the sun. New AAA Committee The Arkansas Athletic Association is headed for a change In ad ministration. It's going to get a new and, in our opinion, a more fairl elected and more representative Executive Committee. A new rcgula tlon, passed at the meeting of the Arkansas Education Association th iprlng, calls for an eight-member committee to replace the present 01 which has only five members. Each of the state's eight athletic districts is to have a rcpresentativ >£K* the committee. District representatives are to be elected by officia IjJ? schools within the district. The present committee Is made up of th five officers of the Executive Governing Board which includes one repre tentative from each member school and which Is the sovereign body i the association. Under the old setup it was possible for nil five membei of the Executive Committee, which acts for the Governing Board win it !• not in session and which actually Is the association's ruling bod to be from the same district. In 1948, two of the five members were fro District Seven. Now, with each district represented on the committee, the full' tions of the association can be governed by the districts instead of by flv« members who are elected convention style at the annual meeting ot the Executive Governing Board. A much more democratic way, to HT the least. [hick Golfers Again Take District Three Links Crown iee Places First, Wagner Second Both to participate In State Links Meet In Little Rock May 6 JONESBORO, May 1—Blytheville Ugh School, for the thlril consecu- vc year, holds the District Three olf title, mainly because \ It lins tale high school champion E. B. ec Jr. Gee and his teammate. Prank Vagner, again took the district lonors back to Blytheville Satur- lay afternoon by winning matches iver Jonesboro and Paragould Hi n h School polfers here S a tnrdav afternoon. Gee finished first and Wagner second In the six-man, 18-hole natch. Gee fired a 31 on the second nine Tfier takins; a 41 on the first la cop ow score honors with a 19. Wagnev shot a 43 and then a 4* for an 8' to place second. Jim wilbourn o Parci'ionltl was third witli a 90, Tci Dent of Jonesboro was fourth will 92, Bob Sloan of Jonesboro firec 95 ami Bob Chiles of Paragonld was =lxth with 110. Par for tin Jnncsbaro Country Club Course Is 13 Gee and Wagner will KO to Little Rock Saturday where Gee will be gin defense of his Class A. stnt crown, They will represent the dls trict in the singles arid Dent arv Sloan of Jonesboro will Join thci: in representing the district in th team matches. Red Sox Humiliate A's by 79-0 Score; Cards Nip Cubs in 13th AUSSIE ACE- Marjoric Jaclison of Australia gets oil to a driving start in Los Angeles Coliseum nmler watchful eye of assistant trainer Evelyne Hall. 'live 18-year--olcl sprinter co-shares womens' world record of 10.8 seconds t$r 100-yards with the Dutch housewife and Olympic star, Mrs. Fanny Blnnliers-Kocn, will compete in Coliseum Relays, May 19. > AWIMCS Sports In Spurts From Jonesboro comes tills surprising note: the Hurricane, basketball b!g shots of North Arkansas lor lo, these many years, finished the 1M8-50 cage season in the red financially. The reason, Jason Rouby of th« Jonesboro Sun says, was failure to get the District Three tournament. . . The two Reading candidates for the line coaching job at Blythevnie High School, according to a member of the School Board, •re Kayo Miller, University of Alabama lineman, and Bill Stancil, Arkansas' stellar tackle. Both applied lor the job as John Staples' successor arid this same board member said that the board offered the job to Mil• ler. ; But latest reports Indicated that Miller wasn't too Interested and was considering other offers. . . Our vote for the prize baseball .deal of the spring goes to Fred Hamey, front office boss of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jrihk-Lane, : general manager of trie Chicago White-Sox'.yrecently*com- Atned to Commissioner Happy Chandler that Hamey had sold him m'echanical pitcher with a "sore arm." Lane bought the contraption from Hamey tor $1,000 during spring training. Now, he says, "the thing throws a crazy ball that starts up high and sails around and then ducks down just when It reaches the tatter. A baseball man cxpecU to gel Joxed now and then on a regular pitcher but when a man like Hamey tries- to sHp me an 'Iron Mike 1 with a sore flipper, that's too much." Southern Association W L Pet. Mobile n * -133 Birmingham 10 6 .025 tlanta 10 6 .625 Orleans 9 6 .GOO lemphis 8 1 .533 ashville 6 8 .429 hattanooga 7 10 .412 ittle Rock 1 15 .063 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. .rooklyn 7 2 .778 lilicago 3 2 .600 ittsburgh 6 5 .545 joston 0 6 .500 'hiladelphia 6 6 .500 it. Louis 5 5 .500 Cincinnati * 6 .400 •lew York -1 6 .143 vtanila Continues ^issco Baseball .ead Despite Loss i.Ianila continued to lead in Mis- Issippi County League high schoo ascball play this week in spite 10-7 loss at the hands of Gos lell Friday. The whipping at Manila dumpei he Lions from the ranks of th undefeated but their 3-1 won-los ecord Is still good enough to kee them in first place. Leachville, Gosnell and Armor ollow in that order. Gosnell gained ils win Frida hanks to a big sixth Inning. French, who had four hits in flv imes at bat for the winners, doubled with the bases loaded in that rame as Gosnell pushed across six •uns. Emory was the winning pitcher and Horner was the loser. Gosnell has three games carded his week. Coach Roy Hon's team vlll play Armorel tomorrow, Hayti Thursday and will be at Leachville Friday. Standings follow: WHO CAUGHT WHICH? — Searl Midgett, 6, strikes a real fisherman's pose beside a channel bass scaling 41 pounds, just what the little girl weighs. The whopper wasn't caught at Oregon Inlet, N.C.,-'by her though. It was a job for a big T strong man. .Schools of this species returned to springtime waters 2 month later than usual. AMERICAN LEAGUE W L 6 3 6 Detroit Vew York . Cleveland * Washington 5 Boston - - 7 Jt. Louis 3 Chicago 2 hiladelphli * Pel. .667 .600 .571 .556 .538 .375 .333 .333 Softball Loop Play to Open Tuesday Night The Blytheville Y's City Softball League opens its 1950 season tomorrow night with two games scheduled for the.Walker Park diamond. The first gnme at S o'clock will pit the Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet nine against the Jaycccs. In the second same, Montgomery Ward, one of the newcomers to the league, will meet the defending champion Blvtheville Motor Company- nine. Eight teams are entered in the league again this year with three new teams oniony them. The m:\v teams include Montgomery Ward, Burnett Hudson Sales and Wade Lee CoUon Company. Other teams in the league are Ark-Mo Power Company and .the Ri'zorback Drive-In, •' * League games will be played oji Tuesday and TMirsr T "V nighUs ' *' each week until Aug. 10. of Yesterday's Results Southern Association Chattanooga 11-4, Birmingham 5- Moblle 12, Memphis 4 Nashville 6, Atlanta 5 New Orleans 8-11, Little Rock 1-6 National I.fairfle St. Louis I, Chicago 0 (13 innings) Boston 4-3. Philadelphia 1-9 Cincinnati 4-2, Pittsburgh 2-1 \ Brooklyn at New York rain Pacemakers To Open I oop |P/oy May 3 Burnett Hudson Saks' Pacemafc- era, Blythcville representative In the Northeast Arknnsas-SoulheoBt Missouri Softball League, will open their league season here Wednes- Number Nine Gets 19 to V Win over Forty and Eight The r-Tumbcr Nine Nincrs opened their Mississippi . County Semi-Pro fceague season with an overwhelming 19-1 victory over Porly and Eight at Forty and Eight yesterday. Grovcr Whittle pitched tlie first seven innings for tho Nincrs allowing tlucc hits, striking out nine and hitting one batter. He was relieved in the cigiit by Lopez O'Kane. Don Bunch worked ninth for the Miners. Forty and Eight also used three pitchers with Buddy Melzgcr starting and Henson and Welch relelving in that order. Box score: Number Nine AB B H K. Bmger rt 6 4 3 D. Bunch Ib-p 622 T. Usher 3b 622 Qunry cf : 2 3 1 Lcdbetter c B 0 2 Hounsavall 2b : '!• 1 2 O'Kane 11-lb-p 6 2 1 C. Fisher ss C 3 2 Whittle p 4 1 1 Hart IF 1 1 0 H.v Joe Keichlcr 4 Associated Press Sports Writer When bigger and better horsccol- lars nrc fashioned, It's n pretty safe bet the Philadelphia Athletics will wear 'cm. When a learn wins by a lopsided shutout score, the A's arc almost certain to b'e on the receiving end. Until yesterday, 14-0 represented the largest shutout score In the American League In the past 10 years. One such game was played In 1943. Another In 1914. The Athletics were the victims both times. The luckless Mackmen made those two games seem like pitcher's battles yesterday 111 the first game of a doublchcacler. Final score was noston 19, Philadelphia 0. The Red Sox also won the nightcap, 0-5. Boston missed by two runs in equalling tlic record high of 21-0. Who do you think tost that one? Why, the A's of course. It was back on Aug. 13, 1039 that Red nulf- of the New York Yankees whitewashed Hie Athletics, 21-0. Tour Hurlers I'oundcd A Boston crowd of 34.097 watched the Hcd Sox-mnul four Phtlly lnu-1- ers for 17 hits, good for 34 totu bases in (be opener. Ted Williams hack In. action after missing scvci of the lust eight games because of the grippe, blasted two home runs. Joe Dobson never had It easier as he doled out five singles for his second triumph. Sore-armed Dick Fowler made his first start for the A's and was tagged for seven runs In the two Innings lie worked. Boston blult up a 5-0 load for southpaw Chuck Stobbs In the first three Innings of the second game. The young bonus pitcher weakened gradually, putting the tying run on first with one. oufr.Jn the ninth. Al Papnl took over rind retired the next three batters. Hank Wyse was the loser. The Chicago White Sox emerged with a victory and a tic In their cloublehcadcr with the league-leading Detroit Tigers. After lefty Bill Wight hurled n two-hit, 5-0 triumph FLYING LOW—British ritlcr Hurohl Lines zooms over a rise on way lo victory in the International Motorcycle Cross race on the Monlrcuil Circuit near Paris, defeating lop riders from Britain, France, Sweden and Belgium. MidcHecoff Sets New Record at Country Manila . Leachville Gosnell . Arm ore! . W . 3 . 2 . 2 . 0 Pet. .150 .601 .500 .000 American Ltafue Chicago 5-7, Detroit 0-1 (second game called end nine Innings) Boston 19-6, Philadelphia 0-5 New York at Washington rain St. Louis at Cleveland (2) rain day night Deering, Mo. Totals , 50 19 10 Forty anil Eight AB R H Hlgglns ss 4 0 0 T. Ray rf 3 0 0 L. Henson cf-p 3 1 J. Henson 3b 4 0 J. Rny If '4 0 C. Adkisson c-2b 4 0 Welch Ib-p 4 0 J. Adkisson 2b-c 3 0 Mclzger p-cf 4 0 Today's Games Southern Association Mobile at Memphis night Birmingham at Chattanooga night New Orleans at Little Rock night Atlanta at Nashville night Ti\e pacemakers are slated to play the Missourians in a single contest on the .Walker Park diamond. The game is scheduled for 8:30. The Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri League was organized this spring with two Arkansas ami six Missouri towns represented. Other teams In the league are Paragould, Steelc, Caruthersville and Senath. Billy Denton Is slated to hurl for the Pacemakers in their opening game. Totals 33 1 National Ltagne Brooklyn at St. Louis night (Only game scheduled) Hayti Nine Beats Caraway 2 to 0 Bill Cunningham pitched four-hit shut-out ball yesterday afternoon to American League Philadelphia at Boston (Only game scheduled) guide the Hayti baseball team to a 2-0 victory over the Caraway Red Birds. The game was played at Brockett Field in Hayti. Connie McMasters was on the hill for the visiting Caraway team and he also Rave up four hits. Hayti scored one run In the sixth and added another in the eighth. "Hot nails," as the trade knows them, arc small pieces of metal which can be driven Into brick, mortar and most concrete just as an oidinary nail is driven into wood. Hicksonj Nelson to Meet Byrd, Gcfz in Tag Match Billy FlEckson and Swede Nelson are booked to meet Red Byrd and Al Gctz in the tag match main event of the American legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium tonight. The main event will be a 90- mlnutR time limit, best two of three falls affair. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card. In the first Nelson will grapple Get/, and in the second ulcfcson will take on Byrd. Afrcia lias two snow-cnpped mountains, Kenya nnd Riuvenzorl almost squarely on the equator. in the opener, the White Sox overcame a 7-0 deficit lo Bttln a 7-1 tie Vjefpre darkness halted the contest nt the end of nine innings. Hank. Majeskl paced the White Sox' comeback drive. We drove in four runs with a pair of home runs. Cards Win In 13lh. Del Rico broke up a brilliant 13- Innlng hurling duel with a home run to give the St. Loiils Cardinals a 1-0 victory over the Chicago cubs. It gave Harry Brcchccn n liard- fought triumph over Johnny Sch- nittx. Cincinnati swept both ends of a. doubleheader from Pittsburgh, 4-2 and 2-1, although held to two hits by Mel-Queen In the second game. Queen, the fonner American Leaguer, had a no-hitter going Into tlie seventh. He walked Ted Klus- zcwskl and Ron Northey followed with a home run. Ewell Blackwell, making his first start for the Reds, '.vent the route yielding five hits. Three runs in the eighth enabled the Reds to overcome a 2-1 deficit in the first game. Walker Cooper singled In two runs. Hpwio Fox gained the decision over Cliff Chambers although he needed ninth inning aid from Herman Wehmeier. The victories ran the Kcds" winning streak to four straight. They dropped their first six starts. The Boston Braves and Philadcl- ililn Phils divided a twin bill. The 3raves won the opener, 4-1, and -he Phils loop the nightcap, 0-3. lookie Norman Roy held the Phils to five hits In his debut as a starter. A ninth Inning home run by Willie Jones spoiled his shutout bid. Robin Roberts gained his third strnglht victory for the Phils with an eight hitter in the nightcap. He fanned 11. Gran Hamner and Mike Goliat led a nine-hit attack against Dick Donovan and Bob Hall with home runs. Four game. 1 ? were rained out, Brooklyn and New York were washed out In the National. A doubleheader between Cleveland and St. Louis and a single game between National O]icn Champion Gary Middlccoff of Memphis, one of the leading profe.sstonnl golfers of the nation, yesterday established n new Blytheville Country Club course record for 18 hole.-;. Middlccoff took a 32 on the first nine and a 35 on the second for a -seven under par G7, besting the old record of 68 which was held jointly by him, Karl Hakcr, club pro, and Bill Joe Denlon of Wilson. Playing in the foursome with Miudlecoff yesterday were Baker Denlon, boyhood friends of Uic Hugh Casey Goat As Vols Nip Crax Ex-Major Leaguer Walks in Winning Run; Chicks Lose By the Associated 1'ress Its status quo In the Southern Association Atlanta still is looking Tor a victory in Nashville's Sulphur Doll nntl Ijonus kid Paul Pettlt still s hunting his first full game. Veteran Hugh Casey was the goal as Hie Crackers lost to the Vols, fi-5, In a raSn-lntcrruptcd game Sun- lay. The second tilt was post|xmed. s T ew Orleans trounced Little Rock .wleo, 8-1 and 11-6: Chattanooga :ook both ends of a twlnblll from 'he Birmingham Karons, 11-5 and 4-3, and Mobile blasted Memphis, 12-4. The Bears-Chicks second gama was called nfter three Innings because of darkness. Cracker Manager Dixie Wallter Inserted himself into the lineup to «ivc Atlanta seven lefthanders to bane away at the short rlglitfleUl fence in Sulphur Dell where tho Cmckers haven't won since 1013. With Ed Matthews leading the attack, Atlanta kept pecking away until the score was nottcd in tho olRlith on n. double by Kbba St. Claire and a single by Ken Thorpe, Winning Itun Forced In The Vols, who had started their 15-hit barrage when leadoff man Paul Mauldin banged the second pitch for n-homcrun, filled the bases In the ninth. A double play looked like the Crackers had things under conlrol, but Casey walked Eddie Fernandas to fill the sacks again and then sevred up four straight balls to pinch-hitter Vcrnoh Walker to force In the winning run. Pcltlt. the $100,000 bonus hurler, wasn't around to get the credit for the Pels' victory over the Travelers. Stnrting the second game, he walked five, struck out two and gave up two hits and four runs tn two and a third Innings. The Pels simply teed off on threa Llttie nock pitchers In the first same. Five Pels hit a total of nine doubles, Lloyd Gearhart got a triple nticl R. T. Upright a homer. Stan Milankovlch held the Travs to six hits. Chattanooga's double win over the Barons snapped a six-game- losing streak. . •' Home runs by Bears Vic Morasc'o, Lou Ruchscr, Roy Dabek and cliff Abcrson allowed Mobile to coast to victory in the first tilt and lake the league lead. Darkness halted the nightcap In the fourth Inning H3 Memphis was leading, 1-0. Friends of R prospective bridegroom among the MacJU of central AMca give him present to help Wm pay for his bride. New York and Washington postponed hi the American. 1940 Ford Pickup • New Rebuilt Motor • New Paint Job STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY Phillips Motor Co. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOW«iS'l ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHEREI Reserved Seats on Sale al !hs Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday Monday, May 1 ADULTS 5()c — CHILDREN 15t New Starting Time 8:15 ' BOX SEATS K* EXTRA TAG MATCH BILLY HICKSON and SWEDE NELSON versus RED BYRD and AL GETZ National Cotton Week Dance IN •"Uic , MCA PRESENTS BOB Also 2 1-Fall 30-Minute Matches N ELSO'N rs, GETZ H I CKSON YS. BYRD ORCHESTRA TUESDAY MAY 2 Boh Slronjf's Orchestra Is th« first In a scries of name band* which the American Ltglon will soon brlns to Blytheville. DANCE Cabaret Style 9 to 1 National Guard Armory —•— Admission Advance S.ilc Tickets: JI.2» per person ITax Inclu.) Tickets at Hie Ilnor: 51.50 (Kr person iTat Incl.) Advance Tirkets on sale *( Klrhy. DniR Store »nd Floy* Willie's Slme Store. See (he MASTER MOWER today a Blytheville Machine Shop 211 South 2nd Phone 2828 FISHING? We can (umlsh yon with everything jou need for good fishing. Will buy any amount of roaches. DIXIELAND BA1TERY 511 Chick. Ph. 4303 BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting License. "Jimmie 15" 12 ft. Boat ?!9.95. Aluminum IJoals, 12 & It ft. Fly rods, Casting rods and guns repaired. Shoes for every sport. 121 W Main :Pho"ne 6762

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