The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1946 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 21, 1946
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PAGBPOUB Surplus Talent Puzzles Cuyler Of Crackers Finding If Difficult To Trim Squad Size By Vnilfi Trua • AtUnta skipper Kikl Cuyler shook h«d Thursday and declared o%er-abuntiaJ»ce gf baseball was almost • as tough o>i a m«nj*er as a DJsy*r-s£ort»ge. Is s rcui l« tnm the talent/laden cjH>c)ier. squad , down ^ to loop" limits. .F • A surplu;, . O f otfifietyers In Atlanta* oilneaville, Fla'., c«mp today fouii^ veteran outer-gardener Ben Cantrell performing at first •we. cuyler would like to keep the l*a»y-«Jujging ball-hawk in the Crocktr lineup, it ixjsslble: However, Babe Ellis, Lloyd Gearhart, Buddy B^tes and Larry Drake, all nifty •hitters and ' fielders, also are competing for the three outfield spots, .along nJth newcomers Bryan How,«11. Cailcy Woodail and Ous" Zer- nlaJ , M -An exhibjtloniBChcduled yesterday b«tw»en Atlanta nnc! the University ,of Florida was cancelled became of cold, weather. Larry Gilbert concentrated his atu*>m on Nashville's pitching <WP6 in Macon. He's got 28 luirlcrs •;,a»d must unload "all but 1 12 by opening day ' . .. <• Ij>- llabile, manager Al Todd was rejx>rt.ed sorr^vf.inl happier witli Hie improved' hitting of Bear batsmen Shortstop Buddy McBryde •lapsed gne over the fence in a Wednesday practice game. Bob Rei«1 -.Birmingham first baseman. »as back In action at the B*rons' Biloxi, Miss., training camp., Reid was ofi Wednesday after"- being beaned by a foul hit. Colunibu.-, of th e American Asso- TOOArs STOKT PARADE Tiger5 and Cardinals Will Be Pennant Winners, Fraley Says By OSCAR FRALKY Vnlitt Pro* Sports Writer NEW YORK, March 21. (UP) — Blinded by the sun, confused by camp chatter and naturally non compos mentis, Fearless Fraley staggered in from his Florida safari today and predicted unequivocally but uncertainly that Die Detroit Mel Otfs Giants have the power that might move them up Into the first division but seem to lack the fielding finesse and pitching for a real bid. Boston will have plenty of one Item—hustle—but willingness and chatter won't cop this one. Cincinnati and the Phils should terrific tattle for cellar lion -• -••*• *^vuu*v LIKI.-I.I w.ijir n i<rj4jm: uuiue lor cellar jion- i 7..' Cards would meet In ors which proves Hint times haven't .IIP 1*44/1 U'rtl'lfl c/vt-(n«? I ..!..__. .1 _ » _ 11 . _ _ •• . _ the 194C world scries. Surrounded by newspapermen nnd )lh*r accredited bill collectors, old fearless saved the American null ,,uu,- latlonal Leagues a lot of travel nnd again x>ther and mined a terrific stretch Kittle among the Tigers, lied .Sox nnd Yankees by writing down the order of finish. It goes this way: changed at all, arc that when really. The odds (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Kentucky Takes National Title Free Throw Provides Wildcot. With Win Over Rhode island BY CAUL MJNDQUIST United Frfs, Sports Wriltr NEW YORK, Mar. 21 <{£,_ i, really. The odds Kentucky's wi i y Wildcats, W ho they wind it up onl ,? e]y esca l"<l basketball .f ttme m Sept. 29 It will be Philadelphia I?," 1 ", ye . flls ' °' laime(l th «Ir first nn- door-matllng both leagues once tlo >ial championship today-by l.V again, margin of one slim free throw. elation 'downed 3 ^Wednesday. Blrminghnm 9 to ^. President Joe Engel/of Chattanooga, huddled with Clark Griffith, owner: of Chattanooga's parent- club, the Washington Senators, Wednesday in Orlando. However. on his retjirn to the Snnford quar- • t»rs of the Lookouts he had nothing to report oh 1 obtaining player- aid from Washington for chafta- -nooga. The Loojawt-St. Paul, exhibition game was cancelled Wednesday by lain There wasn't much happiness In the Memphis camp at Henderson, "ex., either. Manager Dock Prothro was casting about frantically for added hitting power for his Chitks. An all-rookie- New Orleans lineup held a practke game Wednesday with Tulane University, pilot Johnny Peacock, after seeing his regular Pels in 'action last week agairat Bhmmghani, wanted to see •what his new prospects could do The Little Rock' Travelers go to Conway, Ark , Thursday for a match with Arkansas State Teachers College. Friday night the Pehs break camp and hit the road for an exhibition series, opening .with Kees- Amerlcan League Detroit New York Boston Washington Cleveland St. Louis Chicago Philadelphia National r.cuguf St. Louis Brooklyn Pittsburgh Chicago New York Boston Cincinnati Philadelphia Admitting under pressure that he had-picked such niso-rans as Pittsburgh and Washington last yenr. Fearless complained that even the subways were In the hole In 1945. But this year It is far different—if! For .instance, if Detroit doesn't win. then the Yankees or Red Sox should. Positive statements thus being in order,-you have to admit, (hat the' Tiger tossing, outfield and power' make the Brlggs hoys pretty tough to 'shave. Boston has early strength in the hill department but the"'questlon is whether it will last down the stretch. The Yankees have power to burn but pitching mny lack the necessary push buttons. Past those t,hree hurdles it's a rough race. Washington tins balance, with fine.pitching anil a good Infield and outfield. Power Is the poser in the capital. Cleveland is shaky In the outfield and from there on down it doesn't appear to be very formidable. Over In the senior clrcull, it is the Hedblrds all the way unless Eddie Dyer's pitchers leave (h'eir arms home. Just hum this one over—Slaughter. Moore. Muslal, Kurowski Verbun, Marion, Sanders, Lunicr Beazley, Pollet, White and Barret' That's Just the refrain, you should' hear the chorus. Meat probable contention in this corner's viewpoint is Brooklyn The Bums aren't going to be n pushover for anybody what with such standouts back as Pee Wee Reese Pete Retser, KIrby Hlgbc and Mickey Owen. Pittsburgh may have received the needed needle with Jimmy Brown nt second and the Cubs, with virtually the same tcnm that won .he pennant lasl fall, might cause trouble. The Cubs, however, arc one of the tew teams which received very little help during the oft sea- Mi. ler Field, Miss.. Sunday. Mnnncer- owiier Willis 'Hmllln released several players Wetlnesdav in the _rirst slash o f the Traveler sciuad INTERNATIONAL POULTRY *{«f -i* cUcki. F.*d «K«m l Ccm- «l«i*y Chick Si.rt.r »0* TINDIt MI»tT •ROIlIltS At Your Dealer's Read Courier Newi W»nt Ait. Looks Tough That sliol, Ralph arched in with 40 seconds left to play last night, gave the Blue Grass Basketeers a 40 to 45 victory over high-speed Rhode Island state, ' teim that never quit running a* fun speed through 120 minutes of the Invitational tournament nlay The losers gained ; Meet Bruce Woodcock, heavyweight champion of the British Empire, who will meet Lee' Oina, Detroit henvy, in the ' first postwar international box- '•. ing. bout in Madison Square ; Garden, May 13, ! center, scholarly "Ernie ciiiverTc" who look* like a fugitive from 'a trtBinometry class, was named th< 1 most valuable player in the tournament. In the opening game of the don- blehcader, west Virginia's Mountaineers captured third place with n 65 to 40 victory over Miihlenbei •« of Allentown, Pa. Ktntucky, a 10-potnt pre-game favorite, towered above the skhmv New Englanders and looked as If It should have had no difficulty winning. But us traffic cops the Wildcats failed to slow down the speedy Rhodies and in the end it was that one little shot that spelled the difference. The game was close throughout. The score was tied 11 times and when Beard made his free throw, Rhode Island still had another chance. Forward Dick Hole was fouled with 10 seconds to go but Ills free shot lilt the riiri and bounced out. Tears which he didn't try to hold back, told tile story Just Unpacked! Shipment •« Undershirts Shorts "Tee" Shirts They're HUGHES Quality, Too! .... That means They're Tops. Better a sup- / ply NOW. Because we won't Have Them long. * The Undershirts . . •Amply sized and firmly knit of while cotton yarns. All 50c and 85c The Shorts . Made of f|iuilily while or broadcloth . . . Full cut loon or Dripper fasteners Si/.es colored . . Bal. . All MAII, ORDFiRB Promptly Filled USE THIS COUPON! 75c-$ 1.00-$ 1.25 •The/Tee'Shirts.. Of finely knit white cotton yarns. All Sixes. 75c eoch R. D.HUGHES & CO. Blytheville, Arkansas. Please send me the fallowing: • Shirts • Shorts Si/e • Size --"Tee" Shirts R. D. Hughes & Co. 310 W. Main Phone 2721 Arkansas Squad Needs Building, Bdrnhill Warns FAYE'ITEVIi,LE, Mar. 21r-Thc football manpower discussed ' from °n ( . end of Arkansas to the other, no*- that the Hn/.orlMck squad has fci'eji thoroughly objtervccS uiuld- combat ,«y Coach -John Bjirnhlll and his staff, i, !ls brought forth a disappointing .statement from the nnld mannered Porker mentor ''We are a long wnys fl . om "being ('Him- a contender or a pacesetter V J'.n' s< J Lltl w f sl conference," Uurnhtll snld. While in the dressing room dls- ciissliie th e afternoon's work with his assistants, George Cole. Dske Brnckctt. Hohe Hooser nnd Bil! Barnes, the head nftntor found that Indlvldttnl reports from his staff coincide witn his views on Ihe general outlook next fall ' 'Hie main problem confronting Barnhill l s that the squad as a lole thus far have failed to co- for Rhode Island. Evidence of the almost even terms on which the teams played was forthcoming in the box score which showed ifi f| e ui Boil]s for each team with 14 free throws for Kentucky and 13 for Rhode Island. Kentucky, the most efficient tefini In the tournament and the one th ' odds-makers had installed as a strong favorite, once again found it hard to piny up to its reputation, it was a great team that somehow railed to hit the heights. nhO(t c Island, on the other hand, was a fair team that somehow i always managed lo get just the ' I sas .this year. "We may look better next week," Bnrnhill said in trying to throw more light. O n n dark subject, "bill it Is imperative that we supplement our present squad with outstanding h|g)j school boys next fall." • • Both line coaches, Hobarl Jlooscr and Bill Barnes, appear to be having the most trouble trying to locate cts- f ble first string tackles and guards. Because the present squad is top- heavy in numbers, and woefully weak in actual college experience. the Razorback mentor feels lhat it will take at least two weeks before tht coaching stuff can decide "who Is who" In the 1946 Porker football picture. Next week Barnhill expects to double-up and give the boys all that the foolball bag has to offer. If good weather prevails the Porkers will have a full menu from now on. It was announced today that the training season will close" on April 16. Vacationers in England can fin- joy the privacy and luxury of a private railway coach by engaging for a week or two the reconditioned camping cars, each accommodating six persons, which nre sidetracked in the country or by ' the 'seashore, according to British '''Bill amount of inspiration. HEADACHE )•!( t>«ti>i> Ifi liquid. In in- P«dj«nt9 ut «lrejd/ di*s»fv«tf. —Jl! ready t« bctfa i»in( lh< , in. U <!M uetbti item f««- »l«l dM t* tin pilit. tlM only 11 diracttd. )0c, 30c, 60t. _THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 194 6 V' Wildlife Groups Plan Meetings / ; Programs Scheduled At Blyrheyville And Osceola l>!exr Week i MiKslssl.Opi County sportsmen interested 'in huj i have an ppporlj unity and fishing to see new Arkansas vrildlift! movies shown by Tom Mull, 'educational director of Fish and Game ' and 131y- , the Arkansas Commission., at 'Osceola theville nc::t weak. County cHaptcrs'.of the Arkansas Wildlife Federation h-ive issued invitations to thi?: two' meetings at which T. A. McA'.nis, executive secretary of the-, commission, aleo will make a. tal'Jc.of interest to sportsmen in this-, section The meeting at . j Osceola is lo be held Tuesday, March 2<i, and the following night, Wednesday, March 27, the state leaden* will be featured inji^meetingv at the court- Many N«ver~ Suspect Cause Of Backiiches W>l»n«M »«tt.r to re Don't wail! Ailc j ' l' -i' i! i i house in, Blythevllle, 7:30 R. A. Nelson, president of local grouj>. urged that men in Uie county meetings. The movies to -be' shown-i* Mull are in Uchnicotor and wnh various phases'of fkh game conservation i,, A limy were made recently.- FirtOs , Ore. War Veteran Muriel" HYrbouKa' Western Union employee, found.'--* I'.g $2,087 It" "mWtl .sh« told- polic*. traced to its wallet containing me weak." wallei Was 1 -."-_*, iu fv .j. (JIVIlRt Joel C. Klmball, Redding, cil.,| «ho wired authority to retutn-'tMel money to him by telegraph' KIRBY DRUG STORES MAIN AT SECOND - BROADWAY - DIVISION We Deliver at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M. -. __ . ^ " <%enc^ SDrtuj Stor* A Must; tV TTo make haste ...SLOWLY Our I'haTJiiiciit knows thit "haslr m*L.c« watte." Tbal'a why be'H ncvtr hurry • prescription. Vet lit no>*-s itie urgency ofliiijoV. Tbai*« vhy you can tt]y on U» rortlcrwaJ- able prrsiviptiQn* .,, OitpenacJ *» j accuracy will aJfow. 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