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MOW5AT, 'APRTL (ArtK.) COTJRnni WBWS Houtteman and Gray Team To Pull Tigers Out of Slump By RALPH BROWN AP Sports Wrllcr the ri^ht°t!?ack <ldiOS ^ Hoilttcman ail(1 T °d Gray have put the Dbtroit Tigers back on The Tigers still arc on the fringe of last place in the American League todtty hut the • good folks of Detroit don't expect them to hovei- in that vicinity long -Hard luck Art started his mnjor* - - 8 K league comeback Saturday with a spectacular 13-0 one-hit victorv over the Cleveland Indians. Gray followed his roommate's gem \vilh a 1-0 six-hit triumph over the lough • Tribe yesterday. Gray's line effort enabled the Tigers to vacate last place in favor of the Philadelphia Athletics Iiy 75 perceniage points. Rain Curtailed ]•!;]>• Rain curtailed activity in both leagues. In the American Ler.gue R. doubleheatler between the Athletics and Boston Red Sox was rained out and a single game between New York and Washington. In the National League a doubleheader between Boston and Philadelphia was washed out and a tingle game between Brooklyn and New York. In the only other action in the American League, the Chicago White Sox tripped the St.Louis Browns, 7-5, in 14-intiings, The Sox led the Browns, 3-1, in the second Biune of their doubleheader when It \vfts called after five innings because of darkness. Reds Defeat Hues . The surprising Cincinnati Reds 'snapped their second-place tie with Chicago In the National League by beating Pittsburgh in a twin bill 8-2 and 1-0, while the Cubs won a single game from the St.Louis Cardinals, 6-3. Wilmcr IVinegar Bend) Mizell. highly publicized Cardinal rookie, held the Cubs to three hits in seven innings but blew up in the eighth and, yielded four runs. Pops Defeat Bellevue Junior Nine 70 to 5 MEMPHIS — Blytheville Junior High School's baseball team put on a fine exhibition of baseball liere Saturdav to defeat the Bellvue Juniors of Memphis 10-5. The visiting Paps combed four Bellvue pitchers for nine hits and four Bellvue errors cause. 'Patriotic Shoes' Did Trick, For Frank in North-South By KKN AI.VTA PINEHURST..N.C. w>j—Frank Stranahan Is not supers!Wous but, the Toledo golfer thinks that a pulr of red, white and blue shoes'may have helped him win the North and South Open Tournament for the third time. Tfc NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn Cincinnati Chicago New York St. Louis Philadelphia Boston PIttsBurgh W 7 8 1 5 5 3 4 PctGB .875 .. . .127 !i .700 1 .556 2i,i .500 3 .333 4'i .333 6 .154 T/2 AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston St. Louis Cleveland Washington New York Chicago Detroit Philadelphia SOUTHERN Mobile ' Ne\v Orleans Chattanooga Atlanta Little Rock Nnshville Birmingham Memphis W 0 1 8 4 4 4 2 1 Pet GB .818 .. .100 Hi .667 H'.500 3',!, .444 4 .400 4>i .200 6ii .125 6',i ASSOCIATION Won Lost Pet. 12 11 9 9 7 5 6 4 4 "1 7 ^ 7 9 11 11 .750 .611 .503 .563 .500 .357 .353 .267 Ed Rogers went all the way for j Broo ' ie BlythevlUe team allowing .seven ra j n 1'ESTERpAY'S RESULTS , I National League helped their | Cincinnati 8-1 Pittsburgh 2-0 Chicago 6 St. Louis 3 th . _._ ...„ hits. The Paps made two miscjies. The victory evened the score with Bllvue for the Paps. In a game in Blythevile a week earlier, the Memphis juniors won out 8-2. Next Saturday, the Paps are scheduled to play a junior team from Gosnell. iklyn at New York postponed Japanese Set Cool Goal TOKYO W)—Japan's ministry of international trade and industry has set a 1952 coal production target of 48 million tons—a 220 per cent boost over tonnage in 1945 when the Pacific war ended. Production In 1951 was 45'.i million ton*. Read Courier News Classified Ads AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 7 St. Louis 6 (14 innings) :Second game suspended after five innings because of darkness with Chicago leading 3-1; game to be resumed July 3). Detroit 1 Cleveland 0 New York at Washington postponed rain. Boston at Philadelphia (2) postponed, rain. 10. KID—Kid Nichols cele- i r ±?h.±l „ llll b ir !¥.ay. stands beside , po7tr.il o hlS: self taken in 1899. when he was pitching for the Boston Nationals fhe Hall-of-Faircr who weighed no more than 130 pounds, won .160 games in the majors, fanned 1865. (NEAi Philadelphia at Boston postponed, rain. Southern Association Birmingham 7-7. Chattanooga i-8 Mobile 5, Memphis 4 Atlanta 6-7, Nashville 3-4 New Orleans 3-0, Little Rock 1-1 TODAY'S GAMES National League Chicago at St. Louis (Only game scheduled) American League No games scheduled Southern Association Night Games Memphis at New Orleans Birmingham at Nashville Little Rock at Mobile Atlanta at Chattanooga After Stranahan had polished off Frank Stra/acl, Flushing. N. y., g and 7. in the 36-ho!e finals on Saturday, he explained the origin of the patriotic inmips )ic' s worn during the week. The shoes, made especially (or the u. s. Ryder Clip team in its matches here ivith the British last fall, were given to him bv Ryder Cupper Jackie Burke Texas professional, after the two had played in a recent exhibition. Final Putting Exhibition "The first dny I ivore them I shot a 67," said Prank. The luckv shoes didn't hamper him in the tournament, in closing out strafaci on the llth hole of the afternoon round, he was 4 under par for •'a holes. He put on one of the most amsz- nc-long putting exhibitions seen in 52 years of North and South history. Sixty, 50 end 2f|.f 0 ot putts nil helped him build lip his big margin largest, for a finals in 10 years. Ma'or League Leaders MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS By The Associated Press THE AMERICAN' LEAGUE BATTING — Coleman. New York .394; Mullin. Detroit. .385- Valo Philadelphia. .379; DiAlag^io. Bos- Priddy, Detroit, .353 BATTED IN -Fox, Chicago, 10; Lenhordl, Boston 9' Dropo. Boston, 8; V. Stephens and Throneberry, Boston. Loliar Chicago and Simpson. Cleveland 7 HOME RUNS-Easter and Rosen Cleveland. 3. STOLEN BASES-Rizzilto, New York and Rivera., St. Louis 3 PITCHING _ Wynn. Cleveland, 3-0, 1.000; Parncll and Homy, Boston, Rasclu, New York, Carver, Byrne and Cain, St. Louis and Moreno, Wnsbington, 2-0 ] 000 STRIKEOUTS-Pierce, Chicago 21; Dobson, Chicago, 18. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING — Baumholtz, Chicago, .405; Kluszewski, Cincinnati .400: Cam'panella, Brooklyn 334- Furillo, Brooklyn, .387; Cox Brooklyn, .375. RUNS BATTED IN — Kluszewski, Cincinnati, 17; Campanella Brooklyn and Sauer, Chicago, 12; Baumholtz, Chicago. 11; Adcock, Cincinnati, 9. HOME BUNS — Pafko, Brooklyn, 5; Jackson, Chicago. 4; Campanella, Brooklyn and Sauer Chicago. 3. STOLEN BASES — Thompson and Mays, New York. Hamner, Philadelphia and Slaughter, St. Louis, 2. PITCHING—Raffensberger, Cincinnati and Stale}', St. Louis, 3-0, 1.000; Van Cuyk and Roe," Brooklyn Wehmeier, Cincinnati and' Maglie, New York, 2-0, 1.000. STRIKEOUTS—Van Cuyk. Brooklyn, 17; Maglie, New York and Raffensberger, Cincinnati, 16. Peanuts Lowery Good in Pinch ST. LOUIS '.IV-Peanuts Lowrey. St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder, is off on a record pinch-hittintj spree. When he successfully pinch-hit In the ninth inning yesterday, it was the third time this season he has gone through. The National League record is 22 hils by Sam Leslie, of the New York Giants, in 1932. North Little Rock Picks Winborn NORTH LITTLE ROCK. Ark. if, — Benny A. Winborn has.been appointed basketball coach at North Little Rock High School. Winborn, who formerly coached at Fnycttcvillc and Ft. Smith, succeeds Willard Forsythc. who resigned. Athletics Having Double Play Woes PHILADELPHIA «>—The Philadelphia Athletics lead the American League ir at least one department today — hitting into double plays. The slow footed Dykesmen (average age, 32) have been knocked off 17 times via the two-for-one route. Homerless Yankees WASHINGTON If, — The New Vorfc Yankees, the once-mighty sluggers of the American League, have hit only two homers so far this season — by outfielders Mick- j ey Mantle and Hank Batier. "Message Stick" Some natives of Australia have a unique postal system. "Mail men" there carry a message stick, with a notched message on it. The stick is carried in a net bag. PAGE BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 28 8 p.m. Adults 50c—Children 15e MIDGET WRESTLERS TOM McRAY vs. TINY ROE ' "•" • • • • ^ • I One Hour Time Limit—Beit 2 Out of 3 Falls SECOND MATCH JIM BEND1X v.s. LEE FIELDS 90 Minute Time Limit—Best 2 Out of 3 Falfi How Good Are the Browns?-Veeck, Hornsby Don't Agree By JOK RF.ICHI.ER ST. LOUIS (flV-Just how good are the perplexing St. Louis Browns? Are they as good as they looked in winning seven of their first eight games? Or are they as bad as they appeared in losing i 5-0 shutout to the White Sox in Chicago Saturday? It is generally agreed the' Browns are improved over the drab outfit that wound up a poor eighth last year. But how much? Have they improved enough to stamp themselves as a contender for the American League pennant? For that matter, are they good enough to finish in the first division? ''Nobody actually knows just how+— _ joori the Hfowns are," said Bill Durney, the club's traveling secretary. "The boys think they're the best ciub in the league. They've jot the confidence. They fear nobody. Nobody knows what Hornsby (Manager Rogers Hornsby) thinks deep down in his heart, but he makes them think they're the best. He keeps pounding it into them that they're going to win the pennant. And what's more, they be- Crackers Crack Vol Jinx, Move Into First Division By The Associated Press The Atlanta Crackers, with a doubleheader victorv completed its first all-victorious series in Nashville yesterday in more than 10 years and won its second series by aw margin In Nashville since 1910. Atlanta defeated the Vols 6-2 and pushed across an unearned run la ^£^tZ?%?£ ,'he St^ nr^hinTjcl S rf,.""^!! 10 ' 8 "'"<< """ telw «» "«"> Kock/Vern'e'Svn 1 ' fourth in succession. 'in m in SLICXCSS10I] Two rookies ulicliWs did tlipir 1 A illn . son ancl tlle Pcls ' Ja <:k Maddy. lobs hko veterans aU^'he'lvy .^/"L' 0 " h " S '" ^ ^ hitting: support. Carlton Willey and Bill Currie each gave nine hits nnd spaced them where no serious damage resulted. During the four-game series at Atlanta Tnflekter Harry Hanebrlnk got nine hits in IB times at bnt and Howard Boles got 7 in The victories boosted Atlanta Into the first division and into a tie witli ChallnnooBii for third place Chattanooga divided a twin bill with Birmingham, losing the first 7-6 and taking the late game, 8-7. Mobile moved two games in 'front of the race by defeating; Memphis 5-4. LItDe ItocX and New Orleans .split — New Orleans winning the --.>cncr 3-1 »nd losing the final ame 1-0. Frank Thomas hit a two-run omer for New Orleans In the irst game against Little nock. In he second game Little Rock |% i n Dyersburg Beats Luxora Nine 5-1 lieve him." The Browns have looked as good s any club in the league during the first two weeks of the season. With one exception, the Browns' pitching has been brilliant, the fielding superb, (he hitting timely, if not overpowering. The club has shown dash and five as no other Brownie team has exhibited in years and years. Stimulated Attendance St. Louis' great start not only has added interes.t to the league race, but has stimulated attendance everywhere the Browns have play- d. Back home, the long-suffering Brownie fans, who have stayed away by the thousands for lo these many years, have been beating a steady path to Sportsmen's Park to view this 1952 phenomenon. A total of 70,016 persons paid to see tiie Browns in their first five home dates as compared to only 22,570 for the same number of games last year. Eager to see what was making St. Louis tick, 40,040 fans, largest Chicago crowd ever to see the Browns, attended yesterday's twin bill. Z.OOO Season TickeU Durney, who said the Browns already had sold 2,000 regular season tickets, the highest total in the club's history, predicted an attendance of olose to a million this year, provided the club doesn't fold completely. The club's record high ' 712,000 set in 1822. The club drew only 293.190 last year. "We're out to give the fans a pennant winner," said Bill Veeck, dynamic owner of the Browns. "No, we can't win It this year. But maybe next. We're shy another good starting pitcher and we lack a power hitter. I haven't changer! my mind about where we'll finish. We won't win the pennant but we're certainly going to have plenty to sny who does. Hornsby. back in the big leagues n/ter wandering nroimd the waste-1 theory that the Browns are play- lands for 15 years, did not share I ing over their heads. Prep Race Today Expected To Complete Derby Field Bjr OKLO KORKKTSON LOUISVILLE, Ky. «",—They are going to sift some chaff from the whent »t Churchill Downs tomorrow and before nightfall the lineup /or the $.100,000 ntlded Kentucky Derby should be fairly well In hand. LUXORA — Richardson and Vier teamed up to effectively silence Tiger baUs here yesterday as Dyersburg, Tenn.. downed Luxora 5-1 nt baseball. Fritz West started for Luxora on the mound and hooked up with Richardson in a fine pitching duel before leaving the game with a wrenched knee in the fifth Inning. Manager E. J. Baker replaced West on the hill and worked until the eighth. He was charged with the loss. Frank Ellis worked the last two innings for Luxora. Richardson got two hits In three times nt bat to lead Dyersburg's 10- hit. Attack. Luxora's four hits were evenly divided among Jour players. Armorel Pitcher Wins Own Game ARMOREL—Pitcher Joe Furnish banged out a single in the 12th inning here yesterday afternoon to win his own game ns the Armorel Clowns downed a good Number Nine Negro team 11-10. Furnish entered the game, in the late innings as a relief pitcher. He turned in a goort relief Job and then furnished the blow that scored the winning run. _ Next Sunday, the Clowns are scheduled to play a white team from Blytheville at Armorel Park. nls boss' opinion. The 56-vcar-old Kajah doesn't subscribe "to the -* The sifting will come in the Darby Trial, a mile prep for the big mile and one-qunrler classic for 3-year-olds on Saturday. From a financial standpoint, th Trial, with an added value of $10,000, Is worth only peanuts in comparison with the 78th run for the roses, but it has a two-fold purpose. For one. It furnishes some of the top flight Derby hopefuls with their final tightener. And for otliers it will give thein.a chance to prove their right to run in America's most famous horse race. The Trial is expected to draw n field of 10 or so. Including at least three, nnd possibly five, of the Derby candidates most tnlkec about at the Downs. Hill Gall, Pride of the' Calumet farm, heads the list. Should the fleet son of Bull Lea show to advantage in the Trial, he'll probably go to the post in the Derby the favorite to tnke down the win ner's share of the purse. Among the more highly rated Derby candidates who are expectec to oppose the Cnlumcl flash tomor row are the unpredictable Cousin from the barns of Alfred Vander bill nnd Sub Fleet of Cbarles T Fisher's Dlxlann Farm. Trainer Sylvester Veitch also may send out C.V. Whitney's Cole Command, recent conqueror of Mil [Gail in. a seven-furlong test a. Kceneland. and W..1. Pas.sm.orp said yesterday he would enter Bay ard Sharp's Hannibal, an eastern hope, but might not start him. Other probable entries Includi Arroz, Brian Boru, Kingly. Brown Rambler, Turks Cap, Seven Sun and Dry Summer—ail strictly mote outsiders in prc-Derby con sideration. In 1951 diggings In Irag uncovered a 7,COa-year-old town site, th oldest settled village ever found. WIHAS£TOFTHeS£ World-famous Safety Tires USROYAL MASTERS Try your luck! Nothing to Buy! PRIZES FOR EVERYONE to* 1 i®&" "••' to / IR*^ fcn*^ ' Wj^S? McCAUL TIRE STORE Highway 61 South Blytheville, Ark. Tye Adams designs As Luxora Coach LUXORA — Tye Adams, basket>all and football conch at. Luxora High School, said today he has tendered his resignation. A graduate of Arkansas state College In 1944. Adamn had been coach at Luxor* for th» past five years. He Is a native of Alabama. Prior to coming to Ulltora. in 1047, Coach Adams had coached In i'ara- gould and Pine Bluff. Coach Adams did not disclose his tutur« plans. Hia luccessor ha* not been named. Blythevillc Negro Scouts Win 11-5 The Blytheville Negro Boy Scouts won their first game of the 1952 baseball season by downing the Dell Negro Scouts 11-5 on the Harrison High diamond. The two teams will play a return game »t Dell next Saturduy. Scoutmaster I. T. Young la manager of the Blytheville tesjn. POCKETBOOK A BREAK! Phillips Motor Co. 300 Broadway Phorus 4453 BOURBON —that's why it's America's top-selling Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey! BIGGER THAN EVER «P ^C V/ O VAIUE, STIU ONLY ^^ PT> »4.8« VS QT. 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