The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1950 · Page 11
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1950 (A*x.y COXTRTER TAGS One 9*t A Another in the Southeast? There's another native Blytheville son who may be standing on the M.---V..;.; ^, prominence in the Southeast Confidence. He's K. C. Allen, who captained the Chicks to the state championship In 1948 and who Is now doing Ills footballing for the Vanderbilt Commodores. The 1950 Commodores played a couple of spring intra-scmad games last week and R. C. saw considerable action In both, in facl he scored In one game. In the first same, played last Wednesday, R. C. raced 10 yards to S( ^4. ( nc touchdown that gave the Golds a 14-6 upset victory over the veCWan Black squad and in the second game played Saturday he was the Golds' top runner, gaining 81 yards in 13 Irots. The Blacks won tlwt one 27-7. R. C. is a sophomore nt Vanderbilt and last year as a freshman saw action with tlie Commodores' irosh squad In spite ol an early season leg Injury. With the Chicks, Allen was labeled as a "can't miss" college prospect and was bid for by a number of colleges before being scooped up by Vanderbilt. He's the son ol Mr. and Mrs. Rtvcs Allen. . . Incidentally Rives is reported "doing very well" after having suffered a heart attack several days ago. He's in Baptist Hospital In Memphis. Keep 'em Running Chick trainer Pop Mosley Is going to try something this summer that he tri«l and liked very much three summers ago. He's going to manage a "ottball team in the City Softball League that will be composed almost I entirely of members of next fall's football team. The main purpose, he I says is to keep the boys active during the summer months so that con- ditio'nin" next 'August won't be quite so hard for them. "I don't expect to, win the league," Pop snys. "I Just want to keep the bovs running this summer." But coftball fans that remember the summer of 1947 may think a little differently. Pop managed an all-high school team that year and vent into the playoff lor the league championship. His team, though young and inexperienced, was fast and caused the older, more experienced fellows considerable misery. This year's team is being -sponsored by Sam Johns of the HazoruacA Drive-in. Sports in Spurts Three members of Leachville's No. 1 basketball family, Ray, Bil and Joe Scott have announced their intentions of entering Arkansas State College in Jonestoro next fall. Bill and Joe will enter as freshmen and Ray will re-enter the school us a sophomore after having played one year with the Indians in 1048-48. All three of the brothers won fame as members of Leachvllle High School teams and Joe was chosen on the. all-state team this past season. . . . Craighead County has organ. county basketball conference with every high school in the county balr;iass A and B, with the exception of Joncsboro, entered. 'Hie 1 tcntts in the conference plan to piny a round robin schedule with eac school playing every other school once during the season. . . There been some talk of a similar loo]) in Mississippi County. . . Bob Felle siys'thc reason for his early season sharpness this year is better contro and freedom from Jnjuries. "I've broken all the records I ever hop BHS Thinclads * May Not Go To State Meet The state high school track and Held meet will be helfl in Little Rock Saturday but there is a possibility that Jilytlieville won't have a WINGS Southern Association w L ret. Yanks Aided Bosox Chunker team around for the tunning. Coach Russell Mosley said this morning that he is undecided as (a whether he would enter his eligible squndmcn In the stale meet. The Chicks qualified three boys and a relay team In the District Three meet at Jone.sboro hut week, In order for an athlete to qual- y to compete in the state meet he list place first or second in a dis- ict event. The Chicks nlaM-d.firsl second in the shot, 880-yard rim. 0-yard relay nnd discus in the strict meet. But Blythcville have rcpraentu- ves in the junior state meet which ill be held Friday in Little Rock nlor Condi Earl Stabler said yes- crday that he planned io take at cast two boys and passiniy a re- iy team to the meet. The Pans ualified boys in six events In the {.strict meet, the diicus, shot, high to break," he said. . "1 jnst hope 1 cim be a good pitcher and help th , Indians win the pennant." Quote, Unquote Dick Kleiner sports columnist for Newspaper Enterprise Association "Eddie Waitkus is making n belated comeback nftcr having been shot b a girl admirer. Which goes to show what you can do when you g the lend out." Mobile Birmingham . Atlanta . .. New Orleans Metu[)lils . . Nashville . Chattanooga Little Hock 12 11 10 fl 8 6 , 7 1 If) .700 .Ml .025 .COO .603 .420 .389 .059 Early Years of National League Saw Excess of Gambling, Riots iimp, 440 and 880-yard relays and 20-yard dash. Some Entries Definite Coach Stabler said that ho dcfin- lely planned to take Montroe Holand and A. J. Hall to the state ueet. Holland won both the discus and shot in the district meet and [all copped the hich jumn honors with a jump of 5 feet, six Inches which lied Ihe present state jun- or record. He Indicated that he was still undecided about entering teams In the 440 and 880-yard relays. Blytheville will have teams entered In the state tennis and golf tournaments which will be held in El Dorado Saturday. E. B. Gee Jr., who won the state Class A singles Rolf championship last year, will he on hand to defend Ills crown and Frank Wagner Jr., will accompany him to El Dorado for a shot at state honors. The Chicks' tennis team of Hunter Aslimore. Bob Kirschner and Bob Blodgctt will represent Blythc- ville in the tennis meet. They WCTC awarded the district title last week \mopposed. Travelers Lose 13th Straight Little Rock Has Won Only One Game So For This Season Uy Sterling Slappey AssoriMcil 1'ress Spurts Writer The Little Rock Travelers shouldn't be laughed at in their seemingly endless effort and modest ambilloi to win two baseball games during 1950. For 19 (Says, one eighth of the season, Little Hock has made every effort io win but seldom has evci NATIONAL 1,1-AOUK \V I, Brooklyn 8 Chicago 4 Pittsburgh 7 t. ijjuls 6 ostou c hilailclplila C incinnatl 4 ew York . ..:... I AMERICAN Mickey Needed Beating; New York Obliged Hy Jw Urlrlllrr Associated I'ross Simrts Writer Credit, the New York Yankees with nn assist should Maurice (Don't Call Mo Mickey) McUennott fultlll his promise of developing Into a winning hurlcr with the Boston Red Sox. A Red Sox oflidul, who shall re mum unidentified would have yoi Ix-licve Ihat the u n m e l' c 1 f l trouncing the llronx Uomher handed McDermot l at the Yan «>[> b t n d 1 11 in i week ago todn was a blessing ll (Editor's Note—The follmvliifr Is one of a series ol slimes nn the National League's diamond Jubilee.) fly Joe Rcicliler NF-W YORK, May 3. (/!}—Albert, Spifjtg. one of baseball's pioneers, I did'Rot minimize the grave danger from gambling which existed during the life of the National Association from 1871. to 1875. In his book "Baseball" he wrote: "It may be possible that had the professional management been In control of affairs at the beginning of organized baseball, things might have been different. We have, how. ever, to deal with things as they were. And they were rotten. Gambling, In all I Is features of pool selling, side betting, etc., was still openly engaged In the occasional throwings of games practiced by some, and no punishment meted out to the offenders. Liquor selling on grounds was so general as to make scenes of drunkenness and riots an everyday occurencc, not only among the spectators, but in the ranks ot the players themselves." Had S100 Entrance Fee The Nalional League constitution had the following stipulations: an entrance fee of $100, a 75,000 population in order for a "city to be qualified for n-mhershlp, expulsion of players for breaking contracts or for dishonesty and abolition of gambling ami selling of liquor on club grounds. Morgan G. Bulkeley, president of the Hartford Blues, was named the irst president of the National League. William A. Hulbert. the strong man of the league, succeeded ..m the next year. Hulbcrt retained the presidency of the Chicago club lolding both executive offices until ic died in 1882. Hulbcrt was the power that held the league together during those formative years. His sternness and severity with the four Louisville players—who sold out to gamblers in 1877 had a lasting effect. All four were expelled permanently from baseball. * Chicago won the pennant in the pioneer year of 1876 winning 52 an losing 14 In a B6 game schedule Spalding won 47 and lost 13 these. Roscoe Barnes was the firs batting champion. Batters \vere no exempted from a time at bat when , they drew Oases on balls, ols | Barnes would have lopped his .40 mark. B League Leaders the Associated Press American . I.I-^IK-- Batling — Doby, Cleveland .423; Groth, Detroit .380 .. Runs—Pesky, Boston 18. DiMag- jno and Williams, Boston and Flitz- zutto, New York 12. Runs batted in- -Stephens, Boston 18; Williams, Boston and DiMaggio. New York 13. Hits—Zarilla and l'c.*y, noslon, Doubles—Barilla, Boston 8. Di- aggio. New York and Wood, St. TO is 5. Triples—Hcnrich and DIM: . ew York; Doerr .Boston and Dil- nt;er, Philadelphia 2. Home runs—Williams. Beaton 4 Fain, Philadelphia, Wood and Koos. St. I.o\]Is 3. Stolen bases—Dillingcr, Philadcl- hia 2, 11 tied with 1. National League Batting--Muslal. St. Louis .433 Dark, New York .423. Runs—Jones and Waitkus, Phil delphia 14. Runs batted in—Jones, Phllaclel phia 15; Wcsilake, PitUzureh 14. Hits—Jones, Philadelphia 20; En lis. Philadelphia Ifl. Doubles Robinson, Brooklyn and Smalley, Chicago 5. Triples — Robinson. Brooklyn; Kerr, Boston and Emits, Philadel- corne close, only once have the mis treated Travs won. That was two weeks ago against Memphis. Since the happy night of Aprl 18 when Little Rock defeated Mem phis by the narrowest margins, 5-' the Travs have lost 13 consecutiv games. Last night's 10-3 defeat b Mobile was typical. Other decisive defeats by varloi Southern Association teams were b healthy margins of up to 13 But Little Rock has done its bes Pitchers paraded ll: atld out ! wholesale lots but only Lou I/in bardo could win. The Travs hav batted at an average of eight hi per game—not too bad and not to good—but not good enough. Extra Hatting Onlcml I Manager Jick Saltzgaver rdercd ] extra batting sessions then watched his team outtlit the opposition and lose any way. Siill/gavcr has seen his pitchers work harder and do better than the opposition's but lose just the same. In the defeat by Mobile last night, witnessed by 582 UUle Rock diehnrds. the Bears helped Little Rock along toward breaking an ignominious Souther record—one held by'Mobile itself. Twenty games lost In a string Is the record set by Mobile in August and September, 1917. The Travs are two thirds of the way toward matching that unpleasantness. Little Rock got 14 hits, one more than Mobile. Bruce Blanchnrd hit a homer for the Travs, but so did Walt Moryn twice and Lou Rachser fo Mobile. All other Southern games were rained out.. Detroit . ... •lew York . loston . . ,T. Vashiiigton Cleveland . St. Louis . . Ihictigo . ., Philadelphia Ycslerday's Rcsulls Southern Associ'Atton Mobile 10, Little noek 3 New Orleans at Memphis rain Atlanta at Nashville rain Birmingham at Chattanooga rain McSlermoU National League Brooklyn 10, St. I.ouis 3 Pittsburgh 6. Boston 1 New York at Cincinnati rain American League Boston 6, Cleveland 1 Chicago nt New' York rain Detroit at Philade'phia rain St. Louis at Washington rain Today's Games Southern Association Orleans at Memphis (2) New night MoWlc at Little Reck night Nasliville at Birmingham night Chattanooga at Atlanta night Nullndxl I/eagur. Brooklyn at St. Louis Boston at Pittsburgh Neu- York at Cincinnati Philadelphia at Chicago American League Chicago at New York Cleveland at Boston Detroit st Philadelphia night St. Louis at Washington night Razorbacks Win On Homer in 12th FAYETTBVILLE, Ark., Mny 3. (IT —The University of Arknnsas wo its third baseball game of the se son from Tnlsa University, 9-8. 12 innings here yesterday. The Ar ansas have lost one to Tulsa. John Balay gave up four hits the final 7 2;3 innings to get crcd for the win. his second in two da against Tulsn. Outfielder Louie Scliaufele got two-run homer to win for the Rn orbacks after Tulsa had scored one in its half of the 12th. It was Schaufele's second homer of the game. Approximately 58.5 percent of the average Japanese family's expenditures is for food. )hia 2. Home runs—Jones, Philadelphia; Campanula, Brooklyn and Westlake, Pittsburgh 4. Stolen bases — Reese, Brooklyn 3. Snider, Brooklyn 2. The preparation of leather—similar to that/ which still goes into the soles of your shoes—is, the oldest craft known to man. <entucky Derby Trial Race Won By Black George IX3UISVILLE, Ky., Mny 3. (AP5 — They're going to run the 7fith Kentucky Derby Saturday, and that's definite. But, how many of the best three-year-old hordes in the land will take the challenge in tins $100,000 race is as uncertain as the weather these damp, dreaiy days in old deibyfown. Trainers of at least 13 horses arc fairly certain they'll send their pride and joy out on the big day at the 4:3 p.m. (ESTI post-lime to tackle the tough mile nnd one- ntiartcr race. Several other trainers 1 are hopping around uncertain. When Black George skidded home on top in the slop nnd rain to cop the $10,000 derby trial yesterday, a lot of the experts were ready to throw up their hands and quit trying to dope horses. The old apple cart was really upset. The 15 to 1 shot slapped a two- length defeat on the even money favorite. Middlcgrouitd, mid thereby merely added to the confusion. These arc the horses regarded as virtually certain starters in the country's No. 1 racing spectacle: C. T. Chenery's Hill Prince, Tom Qrayrs OP Capitol, William Goetz'.-. Your Host, the King Hanch pair of Middlcground and On ";n Mark, Clifford Moocrs 1 Hiw'.cy, Hal Price Headlcy's Lot O White. C. V. Whitney's Mr. Trouble, Williac Vecne- man's Black George, the Brookmeade Stable entry of Sunglow and Greek Ship. Abcrcromblo and Smith's Stranded, and Walter T. Fugate's Hallicboy, DuriiiB the re cent drills, whc McDermolt w a cansini; inannge McCarthy io spend sleepless night with Ills Indifferent performance Box official confided: "Thai McDmnolt could bi'com great pitcher If only he nets scrioi about his job. The trouble wit him is that he's too cocky. He be llevcs all those flowery words written nljnut him in the papers. He hasn't spent a full season in the IMP; leagues and already he Is convinced ?'s a second Lefty Grove." "What he needs." the club spokesman continued, "is a good pumincl- ing. If some club could pin his curs back— but Kooii— lie might get some sense into his head and realize he must produce first and slrut Inter." Cot Ills Lesson McDcrmott got his putuineltng all right. The Yankees took care of that Wednesday. It seems that was the lesson McOmiwU. needed. In his very next start. Mnury pitched one of the best ui.mes of Ills bis league career. That came yesterday when he hurled the lied Box tn a 0-1 triumph over the Cleveland India ris. The gangling 21 -year-old left- hander from SchnccUidy. N.Y.. allowed only four hits and missed v n shutout when Joe Ciordon slammci a ninth Inning home run. Maury had a no-hitter for six Innings. An Infield single by Larrj Doby In Ihe seventh ended hi dream in that direction. Anotlin: scratch .single, by Jimmy Hcgan \\ the eighth was the only other Cleve land hit until Gordon's first rounc tripper ol the reason. Doby followci with a line drive single to righl McDcrmott fanned eight nnd walk cd five. I Bums Gel llcvcnsr I Ted Williams helped Boston ring I up its fifth straight triumph .with] his fourth home run. The Brooklyn Dodgers gained revenge for Monday night's loss to St. Ixiuis. trouncing the Cardinals, 10-3. Preacher Hoe returned to form with n well-scattered 10-hU, effort. Four hits, an error and a couple of walks helped the Dinners to a big six-run Inning aCTlnst Howie Pollnl. Pitt-sbmgh shelled Warren fipahn from the mound in the first Inning with a four-run outburst and went on to defeat the Hoston Braves, KENTUCKY IIKKllY HOl'El-'UI.—C. V. Whitney's Mr. Troublo above) with Doug Dodson up. Is one of the hopefuls to win this year's Jentueky Derby. Mr. Trouble outran Oil Capitol, winter book favorite o take the Derby, at Kecnland. Thursday In the $27,850 Blucgrass stakes. — (AP Wireplioto). Greenwood Club Suspends Two GRBKNWOOD. Miss., May 3. (.T) —Catcher Joe Colnslnskl and Pitcher Undwood Frldtcy have been su:;- Ijcmled' from the Greenwood club of the class-C Cotton States League. Business Manager Owen Mnrttue?, said today the two pliiyers foiled to shou* up when Hie Greenwood Dodgers departed for Monroe lust Saturday, Colasinskl, from Detroit, was playing hl.s third year In organised baseball. This was his second year with Greenwood. Last year he wn-s an nit-star catcher. Frldley, young righthander from Augusta .Springs, Va.. was playing his second year In organised baseball. He came here from the class- C Pulnskl, ,'Vu., club. Rain Halts City Softball Opening Opening games In the Blytheville Y's City Softball League were called off lust night due to wet grounds. Sullivun-Netson was scheduled to meet the Jnycecs with Montgomery- Ward playing Blytheville Motor Company in the opening night ;amcs. The games will be made up it a Inter date. Two sames arc on schedule for tomorrow night wllh the Razorback Inn nine slated to meet Ark-Mo Power and Burnett's Hudson Sales playing the Wade Lee Cotton Company. G-l, The llrnves' lefthander hac won his first three str.rts. The Cubs outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies in Chicago, 10-8. Thi Cubs Iced off on lefty Ken Ilcintec! man for seven runs in the first two innings and staggered through despite four errors. Once again, rain played havoc, with the schedule, washing out four Kames. Postponed were the New York-Chicago, Detroll-Phllndclphla and WnshtHBton-Sl. Louis ({nines In the America League; nnd New York-Citlcinnnll In the Nallonnl. Trackmen Win RUSSELLVILLE. Ark., May 3. m — Arknnsas Stato ToMhers College woti i\ triangular track meet here yesterday. Teachers scored 56 points; Kcndrlx 53 l /4, und Arkansas Tech 47%. JUfJIC K»rni <JIOR FIREMAN — Hull, brother of the Yankees __ nan Joe Page, has mounc latent of his own. The 18-year- old Springdalc, Pa., right- hander pitched a no-hil gome against Arnold High, struck out 16. Ten Local LinJcsmen To Enter Tournortcnf At least ten Blytheville golfers ire expected to enter the two ball Invitational tournament at the Litle Rock Country Club May 5-7. Blythcvilie Country Club professional Earl Baker said today the following linksmen have Indicated they will enter the event: Dr. J. E. Bensley, J. F. Lentl, W. J. Pollard, C. C. Councille, Dr. James C. Guard, W. A. Altlick, James Terry, E. B. Gee, ST., and Byron Morse. ARCHIE LOVELACE Plumbing Now Open For Business , . , . We offer you the services of Jim Caruthcrs, master plumber, whose 25 years of experience assure you of the expert workmanship you h;ive always received in the past from our concern. 311 North 6th Phone 213* BLENDED WHISKEY fi6 Proof. 70% Grain Neutr.il SpUiu. Tht Wilkto Family CoB>ptay,t*wrcacct'ur(, Isduafc 1940 Ford Pickup • New Rebuilt Motor • New Paint Job FISHING? We can furnish yon wllh cvnryllmiK you nerd for snod iishhig. WH1 buy anj amount of roaches. DIXIELAND BA1TERY 511 Chick. Ph. -1303 G. L. SMYTHE-General Agent 201 Lynch Building Telephone 3182 BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting License. "Jimmie I!" 12 f(. Boat J 19.95. 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