The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 6, 1950 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 6, 1950
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WJUIIIBR IfKWB TOWTOAT, JTTNB 8, M» Tigers Red Hot on the Road But Suffer Home Park Jinx By JOE KKIC1U.KR Associated Press Sporls Writer Detroit owns one of the most beautiful baseball parks in the country but the Tigers would just as soon play elsewhere. The reason? The Tigers have been almost unbeatable on foreign fields. In contrast /e played under .500 ball in' Briggs Stadium. ager Reel Rolfe is at a loss tof explain Ihe surprising lurii of events but as long as the Bengals keep winning away from home, he doesn't care. The rcd-thatchcd pilot ts confident his charges will find the iwinning combination on home soil •before long. 1 The Tigers Iwhipped the Sen- lalors in Washlng- Iton, 7-4, last night (for their 10th Irl- I'.imph In 22 games away from home. •That's an amaz- 'ing .864 percentage and far better than the front running Red Rolfe New York Yankees' fine record of 14-4 on the road. At home Detroit has won only eight while losing nine. licil So\ Win Yesterday's triumph coupled with New York's 3-2 defeat by Cleveland pushed the runner-up Tigers up within a game and a half of,Ihe Yankees. Boston's third place Red Sox buried the Chicago White Sox ^tinder a 12-0 shellacking to cllmo t nin four games of the top. rooklyn's Dodgers gained undisputed possession of first place In the National League vanquishing the Chicago Cubs. 13-1. in the nnly delphla Phils shaded the St. Louis Cardinals. 6-5. In the only other league game, the New York Giants edged out the Pittsburgh Plrales, 5-4 In 10 Innings. The Dodgers now enjoy a half game edge on Ihe Phils who swept nast the Cards by a half length on the strength of tlielr victory. Outstanding in yesterday's doings was the batting of George Kell and Hoot Evers of the Timers; Vern Stephens and Ted Williams, Red Box; Bob Kennedy, Indians: Del Ennls. Phillies: Bob Morgan, Dodgers and Snm Calderone. Gianls. Kell Ties Dohy were Ihe pitching of Cleveland's Bobby Feller, Boston's Mauiy McDermolt, Brooklyn's Preacher Roe. PhilnrielphiVs Hnhin Roberts and the New York Giants' Andy Harisen. Ke!l. American League's champion batter last season, moved into n tie with Cleveland's Larry Dobv for the batting leadership nt .3:18 by rapping four straight singles. Evers made only two hits but one was a homer and Ihe c'her a triple to drive iti five runs. Dizzy Troul went the distance for his third tritium)! without a los-s and the Tiers' sivth In succession. The defeat was Washington's sixth straight, afternoon game while Ihe Phila-1 Stephens clouted his llth homer Sports HUGH rVLUBTON and a double to drive In four runs as the Red Sox rang up a four-day tola) of 51 runs on 57 hits against IB pitchers. They've won all four Williams collected two hits (or four game total of nine In 18 times al hat since the Red Sox returned home. McDermotl. who replaced darter Ellis Kinder with one out and two on In the first Inning when Kinder complained of n kink tn his left shoulder, yielded only four hits In Betting credit for the shutout. II •AT.I his fourth triumph against one loss. Pi'lter Misses Sliulnul Kennedy scored two of Cleveland's ilirec runs against /.Hie Reynolds and reliefer Joe Pase via a first inning single and a sixth Inning home run. Feller allowed five hits in registering his fourth triumph. The former strikeout king had a three-hit shutout going Into the ninth. However, a walk and double by Cliff Manes following Joe Dl- Margio's eiolith home run gave the Yankees two runs after one out. Yankee Manager Casey Stengel then Inserted two pitchers—Ed Lo- pab and Tommy Byrne—as pinch hitters. Feller got the first on a foul pop and the second on a third strike to end the game. NEW YORK, June «. National Collegiate A.A. Compliance Committee U meeting to consider 22 more cases of pouible violation of the "sanity code"'and aome of the original "sinful »even" are won' derlng wlmt the heck...A lot of delegates left the NCAA meeting last winter with the Idea that no further action would be taken against violators, pending a survey by « special commit tee... Then Ihey found the original seven hnd been ruled ineligible for NCAA tournaments and further Indictments might be handed down..."They said Curly Byrd had amended his resolution, but It wasn't changed on the com- I had." one of the sinners growled recently. "Then they sato they had to 'save face.' They were supposed to consider some changes in the sanity code at R meeting in Chicago the other day' and T understood the Eastern College Athletic; Con- rcncc did modify Us rules...Now don't know what's up.".. .Thai akcs It unanimous; neither do we What's the Score? A sporting goods house, whirh vards hole-ln-onc certificates lo serving golfers, recently received i attested scorecard from Join rove of Lenox. Mass.. who sank s lee shot on the 100-yard fifth >le at the StockbridRC, Mass., Golf lub...The card showed the ace 1 right but it also showed a cou- e of tens and on a 525-yard hole gaudy 16 Grove's tola! for the r 71 course was 70-64—134. - , f ily shows you don't have (o be ai <perl golfer to score an ace. Travelers Finally Win No. 10 Lee and Davis Defeated in Legion Bout Veterans Mickey Baarncs and Johnny Carlin out-wrestled Elmer Davis arid Albert Lee to take the decision In the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium last night. Carlin, who was called In «s » list-minute substitute [or one of the wrestlers by Pomoter Mike Meroney but who was not used to start the bout, had to take over for Floyd (Red) Byrd In the second fall after Byrd suffered a Jgctured rib in the first round. i^The bout-started out as an all ISO-pound affair with Davis and Lee opposing Byrd and Baarnes but when Carlin was hustled Into the ring he broke the weight level with his 205-pound frame. Lee, a small young wrestler who has been performing professionally only for a year, teamed well with Ddvls. They took the first round only 19 minutes but after Carlin entered the match his weight was too much. Carlin and Baarnes captured the second fall In 12 minutes with Ba- arnes defeating Davis in eight minutes with a pile driver and CarHn winning over Lee 'n four minutes with body slams. Carlin and Baarnes took the third fall In 20 minutes with Carlin defeating Davis In 1ft minutes with a body slam and Baarnes winning over Lee in five minutes In the same manner. In the two one-fall preliminary bouls, Byrd defeated Davis in 11 minutes with a body pin and Lee won over Baarnes in 10 minutes with an anatomical twist. Burnett Defeats Ark-Mo 7 to 2 Burnett's Hudson Sales defeated the Ark-Mo Power Company niin 7-2 In a Bay Window Sotlbnl League game at Little Park J'CS' terday afternoon. For the Burnoi,' team Long wa. Jhe winning -jitcher limiting thi apower Boyf lo one hit. Gray, Ark 'Hlo pitcher got his team's lone bingle. Gray went all the way and gave up eight hits. In league action this afternoon, Applebaums play the Fred S. Saliba Company. Herons Defeated *' 6-0 l-o Gsve Pebs Series Victory Bv The Associated Press Afler 47 tries the tormented Little iock Travelers have won ten ball 'Brnes, and you can't help admiring he way they did it. For the first time this season jittle Rock kept the other side from coring, in this case third ranking Birmingham by a convincing 6-0. And for the first time since April 9 the Travs have their persecuted lercenUiKe up to a still far from respectful .200. As Verne Williamson pilched a ne four-hitler, Little Rack got a workmanlike 12. For one of^lhe few :lmes this season the Travelers got so terrific they scared away an opposing pitcher. Birmingham starter Ralph Holmes got. a second^ inning shower. ! The Travs are winning a series, something else some folks didn't think they would manage In all of 1950. The Barons have lost two out of three to Little Hock and gottci only 14 hits In the doing. Chicks Blasted Although little can be said for Birmingham's job last night the Barons did manage to keep Pnt Haggerty, the Southern's leading batter, from increasing his average. Hageerty didn't have an official lime at bat. He sacrificed one. was hit by a plteher and got two walks. An 18-year-old kid who didn't get bonus for signing with the Boston Braves' farm system wrecked $102.000 worth of Chicago White Sox bonus property. In the fifth inning of Atlanta's 12-2 victory over Memphis, Boston neophyte Ed Malhews. serving an internship with the Crackers, hom- ered off Gus Keriozakos who cost Chicago SB7.000 to sign. Later in the game Malhews homered off Gar Hamlen. a $35,000 price lag'pitcher also learning about life in Memphis, For Ihe second time this season Nashville has won three straight games. The 10-10 Southern champions opened the season with Ihrcc victories over Chattanooga. Last nighl Ihe Vols defealed Mobile for the third time in a row, 8-2. Carl Sawatski hit his seventh homer to help the Vols along. Chattanooga's Bobo Newsom won his five-hitter. 3-2, from New Orleans and for a stretch of six innings Bobn looked his former big league self. During the string he didn't give a hit. Double-Header Slated in City Softball Loop Teams In the BlythRville Y's City Softball League return to iiution to- nmht in a double-header on the Wriker Park diamond. The first same, scheduled for o'clock, will find Montgomery-Ward in action against the Burnett Hudson Pacemakers. In the second game, which will follow Immediately afterward, the Razorbacks of the Razorhack Drive-in will meet the unbeaten Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet nine. Montgomery-Ward will be seeking to get,back on the winning path after suffering two straight defeats to the Wade Lee Cotton Company team and Ark-Mo Power. The Pacemakers, rated ILS one o! the top teams in the league ,will be after their third league win of season in tonight's first game. Spaniards call Bay of Biscay crabs reaching the weight of five pounds "oxen of the sea." Robinson Wins Decision Over Robert Villemain PHILADELPHIA, June 6. (/Tl Sugar Ray Robinson, the maste craftsman of the ring, has a one forty-eighth interest In the middle weight erown today after doing workmanlike Job on stocky Rober VUlemaiii of France. But the lanky Sugar from Ne York's HarHm definitely would Ilk the other 47 parU—even to the tent of giving up his wclterwelgh title—-oefore retiring in two years. Robinson won the Pennsylvau! version of tile 160-pound champion ship las' njght before a dlsappotn ing crowd of 22,004 which paid $119 007.49 lo sec the fight at philade phia's huge Municipal Stadium, displayed a variety of blows tha while nol nbtc to knock out tl Frenchman, caused Vitlemain lo sa in his dressing room: "He's a real champion. He hi harder thar. any man I ever met "It's a wonderful thrill to the world's middleweight champior ship, even if it's only for the sta of Pennsylvania," said '{obinson he relaxed in his dressing room. MMNGS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I. Pet. Atlanta 23 15 Memphis 29 21 •ilrmlngham 28 '21 New Orleaiu 25 23 Mobile 25 24 Nashville . . liattanooga Little Rock . 22 22 10 NATIONAL LEAGUE SV I. Brooklyn . , Philadelphia SI. Louis . . Boston . Chicago . ,, New York . Pittsburgh . Cincinnati . 25 25 24 22 19 18 17 12 AMERICAN New York . Detroit . ... Boston Cleveland . . Washington Philadelphia Chicago . .. St. Louis . .. LEAGUE IV I. .... 30 .IS ....27 12 2B 18 21 20 19 22 ....15 28 14 28 12 W .604 .580 .751 .621 £10 .468 .431 .213 I'd. 625 .010 .600 .550 .500 .432 .386 .300 1'cl. .714 .602 .609 .512 .463 349 333 .316 Shorls and Shells St. John's U has signed up Fran! IcGuire for five more years iskelball and baseball coach. Of :s record, he should have received nice raise too...Frank Lane, arned to "take it" as a basebal xecutive by rcfercelng basketball imes. inslsls everything seems easy Her working Kentucky vs. Notre ame with Adolph Hupp and the tc George Keogan on the bench- s..."Bul I'd still like to have tuoo as a baseball scout," he adds . .Marietta, Ohio, where the in^er- ollegiatc regatta will be rowed next eek, U a center of the grindstone ndustry. A grindstone Is what-row- )g ccaches keep the men's noses o.. First nomination for the ISM 11 America football team: Vito Ra- azzo by the William and Mary ublicity dept. Sports Busy-Ness Whit Cobb, who won 12 varsity ttcrs at Davidson College, com- eted In basketball, track and tcn- .is, was student body president, ratemity officer and ran Ills own isurance agency — Insuring other Indents' bicycles.. .Bill Boccleckcr. eveland Browns halfback, is car- ying 17 hours In the College of education at Wayne IS. teaching 01 lie side, bowls twice a week and ilays 'handball dally...And Ted Frilsch, veteran Green Bay Pnck- rs fullback. Is studying for a phy- tcal education degree at Wisconsin commuting from Madison to >Iay in the outfield for the Mani-, owoc Braves in the Wisconsin State League...Why don't Ihey leave p cw Jobs for ordinary guys? Yesterday's Results Southern Association Chattanooga 3. New Orleans 2 Little Rock 6, Birmingham 0 Atlanta 12. Memphis 2 Nashville 8, Mobile. 2 National League Brooklyn 13, Chicago 1 Philadelphia e. SI. Louis 5 New York 5, Piltsburgh 4 (10 Innings) American I^aRUf Cleveland 3, New York 2 Detroit 7, Washington 4 Boston 12, Chicago 0 Sport Shotit Dr*Minf Room Storl«» at Stale*— Opinions of Southwest Coaches Differ on After-Game Interviews Bj HAROLD V. KATMFF Associated PreH Sports Editor DALLAS, June 6, (AP)—Anent the discussion of whether or not there shall be gpontuneons dressing room stories (it Southwest Conference football games and in view of the fact that the coaches made it handle, I sent the following coaches: * 1. Will newspaper men b« admitted to your dressing room Immediately alter a football game? 2. Will newspaper men be privileged to contact you while on the field when a game has ended? 3. Will the sports publicity man a matter for each school to questionnaire to the seven Today's Games Southern Association Atlanta at Memphis nl'Uit Mobile at Nashville night New Orleans at ChatUinooga nleht Birmingham at Little flock night National League New York at Pittsburgh Boston at Cincinnati Brooklyn at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis (nijjht) American League Cleveland at New York Chicago at Boston Detroit at Washington SI.'Louis at Philadelphia night of your school be available to make cei'ain sports writers can gain easy access to your dressing room. There has been countless arguments and misunderstandings over tills In the past. 'o the public this may sound trivial but the underlying factor ts: Shall the football fun. who pays the fielghl for football as a paying business, get [he real facts and the Information alKnit his football team or shall he mid only cut and dried statement.*, xvhlrh glye him no news and nothing of the color and the human interest? The question was projected six montbs ngo with the. from the Smilhwcst Conference that there he a "cooling off" period and that coaches and players not he contacted until they had time to compose themselves. The Idea was that they 'didn't want anything dToualory about the game of football to reach the public orlnLs. Mnn't Want lo be Censored The newspapers decided they didn't want their news censored or i be Lolct whal to print about football. We have answers from all of the cnachcs. Three of them—Coaches Harry Slilelcr of Texas A. and M. Rusty Russell of Southern Methodist nnd Otis Douglas of Arkansas answered all in the affirmative Russell stipulated only that he though everything reported should he direct quotes and not what Is overheard and that arrangcmcn be made in advance. Douglas at- tnched no strings whatever. Stlleler said he never had been embarrassct by any siiorts wrilcr and did nol feel he ever would be but that II at any lime he did not feel like discussing Ihe situation with sports writer, at the moment he would say so and felt the write would understand. Coach Dutch Meyer of Texa Christian said newspaper mei would be admitted to his dressinj room but would Insist that only re Keiser Hands Number Nine 8-7 Setback ponslble newspapermen be arimlt- ed—not cub reporters. But he doesn't want to be Interviewed on Ihe ield. _ . ; Coach Blair Cherry of Texas set i limit—It will be 10 minutes after .he game U over. He says that no 'teld Interview will be necessary but snys Hint sports writers will be admitted to his dressing room wllh- n two or three minutes after they rench the pluce from Ihe press box when a game has ended. Sau»r to Admll I.lmltrrl Number Coach Clrnrge Sauer of Baylor said he would admit a limited mim- ser of newspaper men to the dressing room "very shortly afU-r Ihe same" but does not want to he contacted on (he field. And so you have It: While there will be some restrictions It will be quite different from the Impression left with the sports writers when they met with month to discuss Keiser handed the Number Niners their first loss of the season Sunday, an 8-7 setback, and >s a result he South Mississippi Countlans are sharing the lead In the Mississippi County League standings. The win gave Keiser a 4-1 record 'or the season -tnd the loss gave he Niners the same mark with only one more week to go In the first half of the league's split sea—1. n other games Sunday, Burdett« won Its first game of the season by downing Lutes 4-3' Tomato shoved past Forty and Eight 7-4 and Elowah handed the Blythevilie Cardinals a 6-2 licking. niytheville's loss and the victories by Tomato and Etowah Sunday left the three teams in a tie for third place with identical 2-2 records. Lutes is tn fourth place with a 1-2 record, Burdette Is fifth with • Hie coaches l«st mark of 1-3 and Forty and the situation. Personally, we think any restrictions whatever will fend to detract from n great story—the story of football In America. H Is a game built Into a dramatic, glamorous and Interesting spectacle by the newspapers and every Item of news attached to It Is the property of the people. The coaches themselves will tell you they had rather reac what the coaches and players had to say and Ihe color and human Interest—and real Information—thnn the story of the game Itself. Newsnapcrs are going to forge these stories and take away an Interesting sidelight lo the game If they find the coaches are censoring that news. And that's all It Is: censorship. Surely the coaches can trust themselves not to say what will be detrimental to Ihe game if that Is nol In their minds. If it Is why nol speak the truth? Football. like anything else, has Its seamy side. Eight lea- wllh a 1-4 record, IB In the gue's cellar. Games next Sunday will Hnd Hurdette at Number Nine, Etowah al Forty and Eight, Keiser al Lutes and Totnnlo at Blythevilie. The slandlgs: Team W Number Nine 4 Keiser 4 Qlytheville 2 Tomato I Etowah 1 Lutes 1 Burdelte 1 Forty and Eight 1 Pet. .800 .800 .500 .500 .MO .333 .250 .300 Play Is the Thing CHICAGO—M'j—The staff of the Gary school made a survey of the effects of television on young students. Among the findings: More than 40 per cent of the pupils said they would rather watch TV pro> grams than play. Filthy Weed Dogs Dog WALTERIA, Calif.—</PJ—Sandy's not particular. He'll smoke ,any brand. And he ddesn't care whether he gels Iris smoke via pipe, cigar or cigarette. Sandy, A chubby, blond cocker spaniel, though only two years old, Inhales, loo. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Winter's pet doesn't actually' puff » pipe, of course. He's a sniffer. The Winters first noticed It several months «go wnen Sandy began lapping away at the sriioko from Charles' cigar. Since then Ihey say, the animal has become practically a tobacco addict and likes nothing belter than to sniff quietly In n corner of a smoke- filled room. Broadcast Is a Bird VAN NUYS. Calif. — IIP,— "Well. Well. Santa Clans. Give me a kiss sweetheart*' Let's lake a hath. Oh boy." Tills Is not Cuddles LcLovc greeting her sugar daddy, but n sample of the dialogue dished onl by the talking Mynah bird owned by Ferd C. Peck. BA-O. which means "bird that talks" In the fowl's native India. IF apt to repent anything he overhears "This can sometimes be disconcerting." says Peck. "BA-O mimics my voice so well I think I'm talking Id myself." The mynah, a one-map sound effects department, can als'- Imitnte. the sound of the doorbell the telephone, make a knocking sound nnd say "come in." Tourist Buttons Issued TEL AVfV, Israel—W)—If you're a tourist in Israel, everybody soon knows it. The tourist department If Issuing an attractive button to every visitor In this country. It bean a six-pointed star and an inscription in Hebrew that denotes "tourist." 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