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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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Friday, May 12, 1950
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FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1950 _ Wakefield Case Shoved Back fo Happy Chandler Flychaser Suspended After Refusing Play In Trade to Chisox YORK, May 12. M>)_The ?loslve Dick Wnkelleld case was shoved back Into commissioner A B. Chandler's lap today, with the career of the temperamental outfielder in the balance. The New York Yankees suspended (he 29-year-old flychaser without pay yesterday shortly after they had been ordered to take him back in the deal with the Chicago'White Sox that didn't Jell. Wakeflelrl. In Ann Arbor, Mich., said he's given George Weiss, general manager of the Yankees. "48 hours to talk it over with me as a gentleman." Bluff Is Called "If he doesn't do It," he added, "my alternative is an appeal to the commissioner." It seemed unlikely Weiss would make a dash for the telephone.. The Yankee Major Domo appeared miffed when -he coiled a hurried post-game oress conference and announced Wakcfteld was silsnenricti indefinitely, effective April 29. for failing to report to Chicago. "He will not play again with the New York Yankees." Weiss declared. A few hours enrtier the commissioner had voided the April 28 deal that was suonosed to send Wnke- field to the White Sox for a sum of cash and outfielder Johnny Ostrowski Over Pay Cut Wakefield wouldn't report to the White Sox unless they restored a >pav cub from his 1049 salary Btroit. giving htm $22.500 for thp year. His Yankee contract called for $17,100. When the outfielder didn't show up, Chicago general manager Frank Lane called the whole thing off. Weiss protested, asserting the trade wa.s made through proper channels mnd "in good faith." They put it up to Chandler, who held that their verbal understandings were "at variance" and he had no choice but to "have the situation reverb to the status that ex- hied." Major League Leaders By The Associated Presc American League Batting — Dropo, Boston, .400; DIMaggio, Boston, .378. Runs — Pesky, Boston, 24; Di- Maggfo, Boston, 20. Runs batted In — Williams, and jte«fe.TS. Boston, 26. IIKS" — uiMagglo, Boston, 31; Stephens, Boston and Wertz, Detroit 30. Doubles — Zarllla, Boston and Kryhoskl. Detroit, 8. Triples — Dillingcr, Philadelphia. Doerr, Boston and Henrich, New York 3. Home runs — Williams, Boston, 8; Rosen, Cleveland, 6. Stolen bases — Adams, Chicago •Jid Dillinger, Philadelphia, 2. Strikeouts — Trucks, Detroit and Lemon, Cleveland, 19. Pitching — Stobbs, Boston, 2-0 1000; Houtteman, Detroit, 4-1 .800. National League , Batting — Musial. St. Louis, .483; Pafko, Chicago, .408. . Runs — Jethroe,' Boston. 22; Jones, Philadelphia, 20. R\m« batted in — Jones, Philadelphia, 21; Kiner, Pittsburgh, 20; Hits — Jethroe. Boston, 32; Sisler, Philadelphia and Musial, St Louis, 29. Doubles — Robinson. Brooklyn, 9: Musial, St. Louis, and Bnnis Philadelphia 7. Triples _ Jethroe, Kerr, Boston. Jones, Philadelphia, and Kiner, pit- Home tims — cordon, Boston, tsburgh, 7. Stolen bases _ Reese, Brooklyn. '• •Jfthroe, Boston 4. *Sikeouts — Roberts, Philadelphia 1 , 31 Spalin, Boston, 27. Pitching — werle. Pittsburgh 30 1000; Rush, Chicago, Roy" Boston, Bankhead. Brooklyn, and Miller and Johnspn, Philadelphia 2-0 1000. NOTICE Notice U hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer and wine at retail on the premises described as Idaho Gro. Co., Bassctt, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he Is i citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or othei crtm Involving moral turpitude; ihat n license to sell Beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; ann tnai the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or jny other state, relative to the Cliff Mopes Is Pleasant Surprise to Yankees Hurray! Hapless Travelers Snap Losing Streak at 21 BILL GODWIN SKRTING GOODS Fishing & Hunting License. "Jimmie B" 12 ft. Boat Aluminum Boats. 12 & 14 ft. Ply rods, Casting rods »n<l guns repaired. •Shoes for every sport. W Main Phone 6762 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Williams and Walt Dropo. Failure to beat Boston cost the Tigers a shot al the 1849 pennant, n fact, they have won only 14 of 14 games with the Red Sox home ind awav In the last two seasons Ktnw.y Wa» Jinx Fenway was the real jinx. In their ' \'' '. jv ' . " ' ^P\-* BEATS.Timo\V-Tom Wright, Boston Red Sox rlghTfMder slides safely into third "basT to beat' throw rom Johnny Groth, Detroit eentcrflelder in the sixth inning of their game at Fenway Park at Boston, when Valt Dropo hit to center field. Detroit Third Baseman Gcor 6 e Kell (2.) waits for thro w In Umpire I John Stevens. (AP Wirepholo). NEW YORK, May 12 (AP) — The murderous hitting of Cliff .Mapcs is, the biggest surprise in the camp of the New York Yankees. Mapes, «-ho hit a meek .247 and struck out 50 times in 111 giuncs last year, is belting the hall at a resounding .354 gait and more than half of his hits have gone for extra bases, 'The 28-year-old outfielder, who is built like a fullback has smashed out 17 hits in 43 trips to the plate Including three home runs, four doubles and three triples. He enjoyed one of his finest days of the season yesterday as the Yanks took two from the St. Louis Browns, 5-1 and 6-5. In the opener he whaled a terrific home run with two on into the upper rightficld stands to spark n four run rally that snapped a 1-1 tie. Manes crashed two tremendous triples in the nightcap. In the first inning he smashed the ball on the line between left and ccn- lerfield almost to the base of the bleacher wall. Mnues attempted to stretch the drive into an inside the park home run but the relay got to the plate a trifle ahead of him. However, Mapcs threw his six foot plus, 203 pounti frame Into catcher Mo.-s with such force that it jarred the ball loose and Mapes was safe and Moss charged with an error. Map PS once belonged to the Cleveland Indians. The Indians recalled him from their Wilkes- Barre ball club in 1940 and ns- signet! him to Baltimore, noplng he would be overlooked in the draft. But the Yanks nabbed him for $10 coo. The Yanks sent Mapes to Kansas City ul 1847. He hit .303 for the Blues timt year, the only season he has hit .300 or better In his career. He came up to the Yanks In 1948 and batted .250 in 53 games with only one homer and 12 runs batted in to his credit. He socked seven homers and drove In 38 runs last year but still didn't live up to hi* potentialities. This year It appears that Mapes has arrived and that $10,000 outlay can be checked off the books as "full value received." NASHVILLE. Tonn., May 12. (/P)» —The Little Rock Travelers may be n the Southern Association cellar —14',4 games off the pace—but they aren't downhearted today. They broke a 21-game losing streak here last night by nosing out the Nshville Vols, 6-5. Little Rock's 21 consecutive set- jacks—the longest in Southern Association history sent baseball writers O currmg through baseball annals to see just what was the longest losing record in organized baseball. The Mobile club of 1911 had owned the previous record in the Sou- Lhern Association with 20 straight lasses, but Little Rock topped that Wednesday night when they lost to Nashville. Three teams are known to have compiled worse consecutive-games- ost marks than the travelers. Texas League data show that >ack in 1947 Austin lost 31 games n a row. And Winstori-Salem of •he Piedmont League suffered ihrough 28 games without a victory n 1936, while Leavenworth of the Class C Western Association opened the 1949 season with 22 straight losses. Little Hock opened its 1950 season at Memphis and promptly drop- Jed three games to the Chicks. The two clubs moved to Little Rock and the Travelers edged the visitors much to the delight of the home folks. The the hapless Travelers launched their wlnless streak. Osceola Softball League to Open Osceola Softball league play is slated to begin tonight with a double-header, Fred Taylor, league president, announced today. Game time is 7:30 at Haley Field with Louis George Motor "Co. to meet Buchanan Chevrolet Motor Co. in the first contest. Bowles Motor Co. will play Home Oil Co. at 9 o'clock in the second game. sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is ror permit to be Issued for operation beginning on the 1st day of July 1950, and to expire on the 30 day of June, 1951. » Calvin Williams Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11 day of May 1950. Elizabeth Mason (Notary Public) My Commission expires: 4-26-54. Four Baseball Games Scheduled for Sunday Four baseball games'are scheduled for Sunday's play in the Mississippi County Baseball League. Blytheville Is to meet Kelscr on the Jailer's home field and Lutes plays at Tomato. Burdette tangles with Forty and Eight at the latUjr's park and Number Nine plays at Etowah. Jonesboro Lions Sell 750 Brooms for Blind JONESBORO, Ark., May 12. {/PI— Despite heavy rains, members of the Jonesboro Lions Club sold 150 housebrooms here yesterday on the first day of a drive to raise funds which will be used to aid the blind. The Lions expect to sell 150 dozen brooms, made by Ihe blind of Arkansas, by noon Saturday. Onehundred club members are making a house-lo-house campaign. Numerous business houses are buying the brooms by the dozen. All pronts go toward buying eye glasses and providing medical care ! for needy persons whose sight needs Gee Defending GoJf Title Today By The Associated Press Arkansas high school tennis and golf meets were underway today nt Little Rock and El Dorado respectively. ' I ast year's champions expected to defend their titles. Included C J Hlxon of Fort Smith, the Big six singles tennis winner; Joe Hughes and Billy qeren of Fort Smith and Big- Six double winners; Donald Lookadoo and Charles Glover of Arkadelphia in the clnss A doubles and E. B. Gee of Blytheville, the golf medalist. Little Rock Is defending team golf champion In the Big Si>:- Tech High of Little Rock, in class' A. Godwins' Beat Ark-Mo 11 to 1 Godwin's Sporting Goods parlayed a combination of power and clutch fielding Into a 11-1 victory over Ark-Mo Power In the citi Bay Window softbull league. Godwin was Ihe winning pitcher and Gray the loser for Ark-Mo. 5J12.50 correction. Burglars Take $3,300 From ClarksYille School CLARKSVILLE, Ark.. May 12. (/ —Burglars who entered schools Ir three county seats in this area had luck at only one—but that was $3,300 worth. ' That sum was stolen from . safe in the office of Supt A L Kendall at the Clarksville I! School, Kendall reported. Kendall said $300 was school money. He said the rest was personal funds left for safekeeping but he wouldn't say whose. Kendall said he was advised two school buildings were entered at Dardanellc and another at Russellville. Little wns taken at Dardanelle and nothing at Russelrville, hr- said. PAOB Detroit Tigers Rip Sheets Off Fenway 'Bogie Man' Williams Aids Loss with Error; Puddinhead Slams No. 8 to Help Fighting Phils Strengthen Lead By JACK HAND (Auoelited Press Sports Writer) Rod Rolfe's Detroit Tigers ripped Uic sheets off the 'enway Park "bogie man." And they did it without Hal Newhouser. All Detroit pennant talk has been tempered with the )ig question: "Can they beat; the €ox in Boston?" The aii- iwer obviously is "Yes." •"They dirt it yesterday—twice. In he lirst game by a rollicking 13-4 core and later a,5-3 squeaker with he help of damaging errors by Ted MMNCS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. ^oWIe n 9 .654 Atlanta is 9 .010 Birmingham n 10 .630 v Orleans 14 Memphis H -'haltanooga 13 lashville . 10 Little Rock 2 Philadelphia St. Louis .. Brooklyn .. 'hicago . Boston . ... Pittsburgh . New York UncimiRtl . 10 12 15 14 24 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L 13 8 11 8 11 8 8 7 11 10 .683 .538 .464 .417 .007 10 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Detroit . .. York . Washington Boston Heveland Philadelphia. Shicago . .. St. .Louts . .. 12 12 11 14 8 7 4 4 I'd. .619 .579 .579 .533 .524 500 .333 .278 Pet. .108 .632 .611 .609 .471 .368 .267 .250 home park, the Sox smothered the Tigers nine games out of 11 In both 1048 and 1919. Detroit alrcndy has won ns many games tlierc as it did all last season. One scries, of course, doesn't, decide a pennant In May, hut Detroit's success In Hoslon liiccis a war in glow on Tiger nopes. In the oust. Rolfe's Tigers .von six of eight, oslng one ench in •* New York a n d Fi o s to n. That's 750. ball on UiG road. They came east with a half game lead and Fred Hulchlrison '' ul ° holll ° w| t» « full Ramc. All this while the Red Sox ami Yanks were supposed (o fatten up on the St Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox. Joe Dobson just didn't have It and Freddie llutchinson did in Hie 13-4 first game. llutchinson hat! a three-hit shutout until Ted Williams hit his eighth homer, with the bases loaded. In the elgth inning. All of Ted's home runs have been hit at Fenway. Williams Makes Krrnr Thanks to Clyde Vollmer's two- run round-tripper, Ellis Kinder rode into the eighth Inning of u, 0 SPC . oml gnmc with a fancy shutout Then Williams let bin; down with the bases full, Williams let Vie Wcrtz' single skid past him for an error and three runs scored. Dick Kryhoskl's homer and an error by Wait Dropo provided two more Detroit rims tn the ninth. Dropo's four bagger in the home half was jnst n futile gesture. New York took advantage Yesterday's Results Southern Association Little Rock 8 Nashville 5 ' Chattanooga 4 Memphis 3 New Orleans 6 Atlanta 5 Mobile 4 Birmingham 2 National Lratuc Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 2 (night) ' . Boston 3 Chicago 0 Brooklyn at Cincinnati, rain ram™' V °'* "' St ' ^'^ (nlght) American League New York 5-6 St. Louis 1-5 Detroit 13-5 Boston 4-3 Cleveland 4 Philadelphia 3 do innings) Washington 8 Chicago 5 Today's Games Southern Association Night games: Memphis at Chattanooga. Birmingham at Mobile. Little Rock at Nashville. Atlanta at New Orleans. National League Pittsburgh at Chicago. Cincinnati at St. Louis, night. Only games. American League Washington at Boston. Philadelphia at New York, night. Chicago at Cleveland, night Only games. of GHOWING TWIO-Wnyne Terwilllgcr gets up In the world. Tin Western Michigan college nluinnu.s and Marim- veteran appears to be n fixture ut second base for the Chicago Cubs after only a year and a half in organized baseball. 0- j^'CM^'fWft^ m^l^k (J ***. ••» • in>b»Ki; Ul II double shot at the wobbly st Louis Browns to win a pair, 5-1 and G-5 As a result, the Yanks now are second and the Brownies nurse n budding six-game losing streak. Cliff Mapcs lowered the boom on Al Wldmar in the opener, hilling a burner with two on that broke a l-l tie. It was Widmar's first slurt of the season. He's the boy who held out for a long time and threatened to go to the courts before the Brownies relented. Washington Wins Washington crowded within a game and n half of Detroit by whipping Chicago, 8-;., their fifth straight win. Bob Ortiz hammered home three runs with a triple double and single. Manager Lou Boudrcati took .shortstop Lou Boudrcan off (lie bench and It worked. Lou came across with four hits In Cleveland's 4-3 edge over Philadelphia I n 10 innings. The manager set up the winning run with a 10th inning single off Alex Kelincr. Willie Jones helped the Phillies add another- half game to their National League lead. Jones, a red hotrlval for Ralph Kiner in the home run derby, hit his seventh homer with two men on in the first Inning of last night's 3-2 Phil win over Pittsburgh. Johnny Sain flashed his comeback form against the Cubs with n Burneite Wins From Razorbock Burnclta Pacemakers last night threw a damp H-2 Imlter'ovcr an erring Riiz-jrljack nine in a I31y- thcvllle Y League softbaii giune plAj-cd (luring a .slow drizzle at Wolker Piirk. Sullivan-Nelson's game with Jily- thcvllle Motor was washwl out as the first mime wa.s culled due to wet grounds at the end of five Innings. nenlon, Pacemaker pitcher, held tile Raxoiback's to two runs on as four-hitter for Boston's 3-0 win Sloppy defense cost Bill Voisoltc tile decision in his first meeting with his former mates. The New York at St. Louis night game and Brooklyn at Cincinnati day games were rained out. many hits while his teammates were piling up 14 rum on 9 hits—and six KnZMback errors. Uetnon wns the winning pitcher and Mosley was the loser. ENJOY GoldcrestQifti FLAVOR-BALANCED Willie Jones Are Termites Ruining Your Property? Government sl;ilislir B say thai Tcrmiie damage wa» secmid only t o fire in Ihe Unilcil Stales. W« will make an Inspection find (rive von nn estimate, if needed. wilhoul cost. Our work is licensed by the Arkan- sus '"'Tic I'lnnl (ionrrl—we hnve 12 years of experience (o guarantee yon satisfaction. • FREE INSPECTION • SUPERIOR TERMITE CO. H. C. 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