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TUESDAY, MAY SO, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Rookies Simmons, Roberts Have Phillies in First Place PAGE FIVE! By JOE HKICHLKK Associated 1'rcss Sporls \Vrller If anybody had predicted a couple of months ago that the Philadelphia Phils would come into Brooklyn on Memorial Day as the National League leaders he'd probably have been regarded as nothing more than a died-in-the-wool Philly fanatic. But, here it Is May 30 and lho-c+- flghtln' Phils are sitting on the i/roor of the standings, enjoying a Hbalf game margin on«the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers. T h e amazing 1 part of the Phil 1 1 i e s' tremendous showing is that they've done it 1 with it minimum of help from linss r \ Meyer .and Ken , Hcintzelinnn the two pitching mainstays ol 19' t 49s third plate ' outfit. Last year Meyer and llein-' . . / uelmau won \1 Robin Roberts' games each. With six weeks of the '50 season gone, the pair have won only one game between them. They've dropped seven. Who then among the pitchers are responsible for the Phil's success? Just a pair of 23-year-old bonus kids —Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons. Each has won six games while losing only two. Roberts won 12 games all last season while Simmons won only four. Sixth Last Year A year ago today, the Phils wore In sixth place with only 17 triuniplis against 19 losses. As they opened their important twin bill with the Brooks today the Phils boasted n mark of 52-13. They owned the best road record of any club In the circuit with 12 wins against seven losses. The Dodgers have played no better than .500 ball on the road, with a 0-9 rating. Inability to win sufficiently on the road, a deficiency which cost them the flag the past two seasons, again keeps the Boston Red Sox from the American League lead. As they prepared to face the rroutruniiiiig Yankees in New York for a holiday doubleheader, Joe McCarthy's men showed only a 10-10 record on foreign fields. The Red Sox were in third plice, three lengths behind the Yanks, because they've won 14 of 20 at Fenway Park. 1 Tigers Best On Road Although the Yankees came home today after one of their most successful tours in the last three seasons, they're still not the road champions of the American League. That honor goes to the second place Detroit Tigers. While playing under .503 ball at home (7-8), Red Rolfe's Bengals have been tops away from Bri Stadium, winning 14 of 17. The Yan- kees, boasting a two-game bulge on the Tigers, have a 14-4 mark on the road and a 10-6 record at home. While the Yankees and Red Sox were battling it out at Ihe Yankee Stadium, Detroit was playing host to the fourth place Cleveland Indians. In other American League doubleheaders, Bucky Harris' astonishing Washington Senators engaged the Athletics In Philadelphia while the SI, Louis Browns were host to the Chicago White Sox. While Sox Win The third place St. Louts Cardinals, back on the beam afte; 1 hrec-day "nightmare" nt Cincinr.ti, can climb on the backs of (he leaders with a double triumph In Pitts burgh today. They trail the leaders by a game and a half. Fourth place Boston, three games behind th .pack, took on the seventh pluc New York Giants at Braves field. In the only big league game plaed yesterday, the Chicago White Sox came up with six runs In the last two innings to outlast the St. Louis Browns, 12-8. Phil Masl, .veteran White Sox catcher, drove in five runs with a single and a triple. Eight pitchers were used, five by the losers. The victor went to Howyie Judson. Sports Roundup HUGH FULLEKTON JR. NEW YORK, May 30. «')—George lasc can be forgiven if lie seems slightly bewildered since Ills Rutgers ball team was tapped for the college world series . . . George never had coached baseball or even .een a college game before he was persuaded to take the Rutgers Job when Chuck Ward quit, early in Ihe spring . . . George, you remember, was one Washington player who could get on base often enough to set base-stealing records, jlc pilfered 61 in 1943 nnd apparently He taught his boys sonic of the tricks, because the Rutgers team stole 58 in 19 games this spring . . . 'Naturally it was a cnnge from [)ro baseball—the boys aren't expected to live baseball 24 hours a day," George comments. "But I think the real secret of our success is that the Rutgers boys play (o win. That might sound strange, but some of the teams we've met didn't seem to have the spark that makes a team battle all the way" . . . Heck, who'd have a chance to buttle against a team that has six .300 hitters—and good pitching to boot? Crackers Finally Beat Vols; Shades Memphis 5-4 Sirois Makes Riley, Welch Earn Mat Win Walter Sirois. the big French- Canadian, almost proved t«o much for both Roy Welch and Tex Riley In the tag match main event of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. Sirois, a former lumberjack from the Canadian Rockies, forced veterans Rlley and Welch to go 22 minutes before beating him Into submission in the third and decid- inir fall of the wilrt and wooly tag affair. Sirois was teamed with Bill Canny J !n the events •JBjfilcy and Welch won the decision Staking the first and third falls but they almost didn't take the last one. With Canny eliminated in 12 minutes by Welch with a body slam and pin, Sirois took over but he was greeted with a flurry of lefts and rights thrown by Welch as he entered the ring. Enraged. Sirois slomped from the ring Into the dressing room and had to be coaxed out by Referee Mike Mcroney. And when he did return, his Ire had not cooled a fraction and he made things rough for his opponents before being pinned by Welch. Riley and Welch won the first fall In 15 minutes but Canny and Sirois took the second In 12. In the two one-fall preliminary bouts. Rlley defeated Sirois In 12 minutes with a leg bar and Welch •won over Canny In 12 minutes with * body pin. By The Associated Press The hot which Nashville's Vols had over the AUanta Crackers may be at an end. The Southern Association pace setters won, 10-9 last night to mark up their first victory over the Vols this season and their fifth In 26 starts. The Birmingham Barons, whose paid attendance for the season has reached 150.815. recorded their fourth straight victory in squeezing out a 3-2 decision over Chattanooga. Mobile climbed back into third place with a 5-4 win over Memphis' Chicks and New Orleans downed Little Rock, 7-4. Gene Verble's three-run inside- Ihe-park homer in the eighth gave the Crackers the victory — under their third manager of the night. 2 Managers KjecUd Manager Dixie Walker was given his talking papers during an argument in (he seventh. Coach Whitlow Wyatt took over the reins, but followed Walker to the showers in a few minutes when he continued to press Ihe dispute. Second baseman Ellis Clary then became Atlanta's third manager of the night. Hugh C?sey was the winner. Birmingham's Dick Lltllcfield held Chattanooga to three singles and Red Mathis drove home the winning run in the eighth. • Mobile broke a 4-4 tie with Memphis in the ninth when Fred Posto- lese pinched a single and scored on Wait Rogers' double to center. The <-e)s ol New Orleans probably would have scored more lhan seven runs off Ihe Travs' Ihrce hurlers but some fine off-the-fence catches by the Little Rock outfielders nnd n boner by Frank Thomas. The Pel leftflelder forgot to tag second base when Bob Ganss 1 long drive was pulled in by Red McQuillen In the second frame. Uchind The 8 The other day Joe Mullaney, former Holy Cross baskclball captain uul now a star wilh the Boston :eltics, visited Suffolk Downs race rack . . . There he encountered he Boston College cage coach A] HcClellan, better known around Boston as "The general," . . . Jue laturally thinking of basketball >rospccts, asked: "What have you coming up?" . . . Ihe general glanced at his program, looked around ,o make sure no one was listening and replied: "number eight In the lext race." AN0INGS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION IV L Pet. Atlanta 30 14 .082 Birmingham 26 IB .591 Mobile 25 18 .581 Memphis 25 19 .508 s Orleani 23 la .548 Nashville 18 23 .430 Chattanooga 18 28 .391 Little Rock 8 34 .190 NATIONAL LEAGUE VV L Philadelphia 22 13 Brooklyn 21 13 St. Louis 20 14 Boston 18 15 Chicago n 15 Pittsburgh IB 21 New York 11 19 Cincinnati 9 24 AMERICAN New York ...; Detroit Boston Cleveland Washington Philadelphia . ... Chicago St. Louis LEAGUE H L 10 11 16 16 10 23 24 21 24 19 18 13 ... U Pet. .629 .618 .588 .545 .531 .432 .367 .273 Pet. .700 .65 G .600 .543 .529 .361 .324 .258 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Birmingham 3. Chattanooga : Atlanta 10, Nashville 9 Mobile, 5 Memphis 4 New Orleans 7, Little Rock • National League Brooklyn at New York rain Only game scheduled American Leagu* Chicago 12, St. Louis 8 Boston at Washington rnln Aussie Norman Von Nida Is National Open Threat By WIU/ GHIMSLKY NEW YORK, May 30. (API—It's been 30 years since a foreigner won the National Open golf championship but Uncle Sam had better watch out for his silverware early next month at Merlon. * Norman Von Nida, the little Australian with the giant-sized golf pome, promises to bo tough when the sport's mighty tee off at the historic Arclmore, Pa., club June 8. The gcnlleman from Sydney THE OLD MASTER—Boxing coach Mosey King, Artist Leopold EcyfTci't nnd Gene Tunney, former heavyweight champion, left to right, attend the presentation to Yale of a portrait of Eddie Eagan in his rin;< days. Seyfferl did it. The chairman of the New York Boxing Commission was world amateur heavyweight chump. One-Minnie S|>orts i'agc Western Conference sports publicity directors had a hefty discussion of television problems las week and came up with n couple o! proposals for the athletic directors faculty representatives, etc., who spent the time playing golf . . . Purdue's Heel Mackcy was the hot' shot among the blgsViols, scoring n 79 to Wes Foster's 80 ... The U. S. Junior Chamber oi Commerce has recorded a series of five-minute interviews with a dozen lop touring golf pros to plug its junior golf program . . . Travis Tidwcll has signed up for a two-weeks lecture tour through New England boys' camps before reporting to the all- star football squad at Dclaficld, Wis., July 20 . . . Former boxer Artie Dorrell claims to be the only promoter in recent yc:rs who has lost money staging wrestling shows . He ran into a strike In the town's leading industry just when he was getting started in Port Arthur, Tex. Denton Hurls Second No-Hit, No-Run Game Dilly Denton, speedball ace of Ihe Burnett Hudson Pacemakers, hurled hLs second no-hit, no-run game of the season last night as he pitched the Pacemakers to a 9-0 win ; | over Caruthersville In a Northeast Arkansas- South east Missouri Soft- ill League game at Walker Park. Th Is ti tne Den ton ba rely m b-sed perfect gome, facing only 22 balers over the seven-inning route, ne over the minimum. That one atter got on by a walk. The win was the fourth league ictory of the season for the Pace- nakers only one defeat. 'heir only loss was a T-C decision 3 Pnragould last week. Jack Dados led the Pacemakers t bat getting a single, double and ome run. Billy Wixon also hit for ne circuit. The Pacemakers got nine hits off 'aylor, Caruther.sville hurlcr. Den- Second Guesses Charley Lo'tus, Yale press-agent, is proud of his new television show because when the same sponsor si-artcd £n radio he chose a fair country sports reporter named Paul Galileo . . . En ro]i en n box i ng nil - thorltics propose intermit tonal eliminations to fill vacant tUlcs with the New York State and NBA nominees meeting in the first round. Wonder who'll decide the argu inenls about percentages? . . Arnie Weinmeister wants the football Giants to give htm his old Yankee salary, which they cut 30 percent, or threatens a suit ... Do they have pro football in Oakland too? Two Colleges Win District Playoffs . OKICAGO, May 30—<JF}—Rutgers and Washington are two teams thus fnr assured of a berth In the eight- team N.C.A.A. bn.seball championship series at Omaha June 15-22. Rutgers, with 16 wins and one tie iu 20 starts, was named District Two repre.scnlative^ Washington Slate won a district eight playoff from Stanford. Playoffs have now been scheduled for five other N.C.A.A. districts. None has yet been set for District One where Trinity, Boston College, Tufts and Boston University arc highly rated. In district five a playoff between Nebraska of Big Seven and Bradley of Missouri Valley, thrice postponed by rain is scheduled lor today. One game in the aftcrnooif and two, if necessary, at night. Today's Games Southern Association Memphis at Mobile Chattanooga at Birmingham Nashville at Atlanta Litlle Rock at New Orleans National League Philadelphia at Brooklyn (2) New York at Boston (2) St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2) Cincinnati at Chicago <2> American Leagne Boston at New York (2) Washington at Philadelphia Chicago at St. Louis (2) Cleveland at Detroit (2) (2) Delicious PLATE LUNCH 3 Vegetables & Choice of Meal TEPS LIVELY — Stanley Dancer, 23. is attracting attention in what has long been an man's world. A trainer- old . er- driver of New Egypt, N.J., he had two winners nightly for a week at the new Yonkors, N.Y., Baccway. . 50<t TOM'S CAFE •119 West Ash You'll l.ove Our Flowers! Klytheville FLOWER MART Memphis iriwij Phone 6002 Anhydrous Ammonia Fertilizer Custom Application Chas. Brogdon Phones 6847 — 6284 { /> Mitp Sfiiilh on Highway fit FOR SALE Bargain! Bargain I Bargain! TRUCK $275 Hauling Cotton Choppers M3 EAST MAIN The State Financial Responsibility LAW Is Very Strict! liciovc you have an accident, call 33G1 for aulomo bile Insurance protection. Kor small premium, we include $10,000 Personal Liability. W. M. BURNS Insurance Agency GROVER'S BODY SHOP Clear Lake Ave. & Clark SI. Expert Body and Kender Repair Highest Quality Auto Pointing All Types Radiator Work i!y Highly Skilled Mechanics Every Job Guaranteed Oivned & Operated by Grover Canada Phone fi3Sl on's battery mate was James Long. 2 Games Tonighf In Softball Loop Piny In the Ulythevillc Y's City Softball Len[-ue continues tonight with n pail- of gnmcs scheduled foi Walker Park. In the first game, .set for 8 o'clock Burnett's Pnccmnkers lire staled lo mecl Sullivan-Nelson with Illytlic- vlllc Motor playing the Jaycces ir the second. Sullivnn-Nelson will be shooting for its second straight wl.l while the Pacemakers will be seeking to gel back Into the win column after having been sidetracked by Ark-Mo Power lust week. Number Nine In Top Spot in County Loop The Niimlxr Nine Nlncrs nre firmly enlrcnelied In tl>c top snot of the Mississippi County Baseball Lenyne's standings according to fiRiiros released yesterday by nil! Godwin, acllng president of the loop. The Miners won Ihetr fmirlh consecutive le.igitc victory Sunday afternoon by knocking Lutes 4-0 behind (lie six hit pitching of Dll Honnsnvall, In oilier gnmcs Sunday, Tomnto trouncrd Etownh by a 23-2 score lilytlicvillo bent Forty ami Eight 74. iiml Kelser downed Dnrdcltc 11-2 Number Nino nlso claims the five leadlnj,' hlllcrs of the league. Sonny I.eciljcltcr lends the loop with i mark of .5:1:1. Kennclli Hargcr Is sec ond willi .401. lilll Kofuuwall 1 third with .455, O. Fisher nlso ha a murk of .455 nnd T. Fisher honsl on even .-100. M. Malone of Tomalc Is hilling ,400, nnd C. Dingier, nlsc of Tomnto, bonsl.s a .384 mnrk. Games next Sinulny will flni Kelser al Number Nine, Forty nm Eight nt Tomato. T.ulos nt liurdetl and Ulyllievlllc nl Etownh. The SlamHngi Train Night cronKings 01 inn frog in lis country pond produce various nusicnl patterns on a sound sneo- rograph, scientists have found. Autographs Given SANTA ANA, Calif.—</!>)—Walter r,. Ainey figured (he only way lo find out what kind of guys governors are was to write them. He did. and 47 answered promptly, he says. The 48th, California's governor Eurl Wnrren, apparently needed sonic prodding. Arney wrote him six more letters. All went unanswered. Resorting to stategy, Arney wrote Mrs. Warren. This time he got a quick reply, plus what"he had wanted all along—Warren's signature. Arney, a semi-invalid, Is slnrtlng nil autograph collecllon. Kclscr ni.vlhevlllc I.lllL'Ji . , Tomato Dloivali Knrly and KiirclctCc Nine Right Tct. i.ono .750 .007 .500 .333 .33.1 .250 .000 Man tins eaten truffles for thousands of years. Ho Hypnotic ^Dentists CHICAGO — t/t*>— The America Dental Association frowns on hyp In dentistry. The ADA Jour nal comments: "At the present time nnd wit our extremely limilet knowledge the subject, hypnotism tins no prno ticnl nppllcnllon In dentistry." Our Telephont Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. unded a warning yesterday when e oulshot. a top drawer full of country's professionals In sec- onnl qualifying trials at the Col- nlal Country club In Fort Worth, ex. He fashioned rounds of 68-01—135 per the 7.035-yard, par 70 layout or one of the hotest rounds ol le day. Von Ntda's rounds weren't the of the more than 1,000 posted eslcrday across Ihe country but icy certainly carried the greatest mpnct. In the field at Fort Worth there 'ere 10 of the 35 crack profes- lonals who competed in the Col- nlnl National Invitation Tourna- ncnt last week-end. Harrison .Second E. J. (Dutch) Harrison of St. Andrews, III,, was second with 69"0—130 and Jim Fcrrler of Chic- go followed with 11-67—133. Jiin- ny Bernard, the OJal. OnliJ., clothes lorse who teat out Ferrier for the nasters title at Augusta this spring, vns one or the 15 qualifiers with 10-71—141. Two well-known pros didn't make '. h e grade nt Fort Worth. Ed (Porky) Oliver of Seattle, Wash., :iad 143 for 30 holes and lost In i playoff for the I5th spot to the veteran Henry plcard. Toney Penna, the colorful veteran from Cincinnati, took a 144. Other qualifiers Included: At Kansas Cityi E. E. (Bumps) Barnes, Sallna, Kns., 14-74—148 Loddic Kempa, Kansas city, Mo, 77-74—151 Bus Pcelle, Kansas City. Kas., 1576—151. • Al SI. I.ouh Frank Moore, St. Louis, 18-70—143 Bob C'ochran, St. Louis, 74-15—149 Joe Swltzer, St. Louis, 74-75—149 At Tulsa, Okla.: Dee Replogle, Oklahoma City, 6915—144 Morrlc Grnvatt, Tulsa, 73-75—14S Q. L. Leonard, Tulsa, 73-78—151 GROWS FAST With MIXED FERTILIZER — RESULTS OF COLLEGE EXPERIMENTS — Results of careful experimentation by colleges show that: • NITROGEN in fertilizer promotes plant growth. • PHOSPHOROUS hastens maturity. • POTASH keeps the plant healthy, prevents rust in cotton, prolongs the period of productivity, helps bolls to open well. That's Why You Should Our Telephone Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Slock Guaranteed liest Prices Kirby Drug Store: FLAME CULTIVATORS 2-Row . . . $230 4-Row . . . $360 BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Side Dress Your Collon Now It's not too late to use mixed fertilizer on your cotton . . . and phosphorous and potash are important to your crop. Plan now to side dress for an early-maturing, bigger crop this fall. 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