The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1950 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 7, 1950
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, .TUNE 7, 1050 Chang Lipon s Great Play * ling Critics Scowls to Cheers By JOK III:ICIIU:R ASMPCjatcil Press S|iorts Writer Around Detroit they're saying that Johnny Upon is the real reason why the Tigers arc giving the New York Yankees and Boston Rcrl Sox the battle of their lives in the tense American League pennant race. That's a far cry from what (lie experts said of Lipon only a couple of months ago. Back in April, the experts, appraising the Tigers' pennant chances, took one look at the shortstop post and said: * ~ ~~ "Give Red Rolfc a capable guy MAN AT WORK — George Mitchell runs forward before tossing the mighty caber at London's White City Stadium. This expert in an unusual sport competed in the Caledonian Games. to replace that Lijxm at short and the Tigers may upseL all the dope." The experts had nothing but praise for the Evcrs-Weru-Groth outfield cf Ihe N e w h o u s e r - Hontte m -A n Hutc h i n s o n Gray - Trucks mound staff. Th e y lauded newcomers Gerry Prlddy and sang praises of George Kell. Then they'd take another look in the direction of Lipon and shake their heads Johnny Lipon sadly. Todav, Ihe Tigers, with Lipon playing every one of their 41 ^ames, were in first place prior to the start of their three-game series at the Yankee Stadium. The home-bred Tiger shortstop, whose job was Sn Jeopardy at the start of the season, is enjoying his greatest year at bat »nd in the field. Hitting .335 The 27-year-old native ot Detroit If hitting .335, trailing only Kell and Evers on the club. He's hit •afely in his last 19 games, the best mark In the majors this season. His line work* at shortstop t.s responsible for the Tigers owning one of the best double play records in the loop. Lipon Is not the only Tiger on a hitting spree. Kel], last year's bat ting king, is back at the head o! the class with a .388 figure. It also tops the highest National League figure. Hoot Evers is hitting 3K . and Vic Wortz .318. The latter has driven in « runs, third highest in the circuit. All but Wertz contributed heavily to the Tigers' 11-8 shigfcst victory over the Washington Senators yesterday. The triumph, seventh in •uccession for the bengals, pushed them into first place by two percentage points-over the Yankees. :, The Yankees were blasted from the'top-by Cleveland's Indians, who pummelled two pitchers for 22 h!k- in ringing up a lopsided 16-2 triumph. : Luke Easier and Bob Kennedy each collected,for hits for the Indians. Cards Win 5-4 The White Sox handed Joe McCarthy's Red Sox a rude shock when little Kenny Holcombe won his first game of the year, turning back Boston's sluggers, 8-1. The Red £ox had scored 51 runs in their last lour games at friendly Fenway Park. The St. Louis Cardinals deadlocked Brooklyn for the National League lead by shading Plrimclcl- phia, 5-4, after Chicago dumped the Dodgers, 1-6. Walks with the bases filled decided both games. At St. Louis, Curt Simmons passed Johnny Lindcll In the eighth Inning, 'forcing in Harry Walker with the tie-breaking run. ..Brooklyn reliefer Jack Bania walked pinch hitter Emil Vevban with none out and the bases full !n the last of the 10th Inning at Chicago to force in the deciding run for the Cubs. Bobby Thomson, whose impotent bat had held up the New York Giants' progress before yesterday, blasted two home runs and a triple, pitched a six-hitter for a 3-1 vie driving home six runs, to lead the tory over Memphis, and big Ebta New Yorkers to a 10-4 victory over got a single, a double and Pittsburgh. II was the Pirates' 13th i triple in four times at bat. Th loss in 14 games. } victory was Hoover's sixth of tin Earl Torgeson's three-run triple i year, his sixth complete game pitch was the key hit as the Boston A and put Atlanta six games ahead Braves let loose with live the ninth inning to sink nati. 8-3. • The St. Louis Browns, who've been showing signs of life recently, came from behind to nip the Phil- 'Nooga to Give Frank Quinn a Trial Tonight Frank Quinn spent the first 22 years of his life climbing—from Springfield, Mass.. to Yale University, to a man with a future who already had $15.000. and finally to to the roster of the Boston Red Sox.' The past few months Quinn has been slipping. rirst he dropped from the American League pennant challenging Red Sox to the far less Illslerous Washington Senators. Boston decided Quinn couldn't pitch big league baseball and walverexi him to Washington. Then Quinn sllppec again and went on option to the Chattoonga Lookouts. Tonight Quinn can start back up f3tix— or he ea teep on slipping He pitches for Chattanooga against New Orleans. Chattanooga has won from New Orleans lour times h a row—the latest whipping by 6-: last night. The Nashville Vols won, 8-1. over Mobile, with Buster Boguskle tin hero. He knocked in four runs scored the winner and got three hits, including his third homer. For Atlanta, again it was Die! Hoover and Kbba St. Claire. Hoove pitched a six-hitter for runs in Cincin- adelphia Athletics, 6-5. Pro Net-men Enter Second Round CLEVELAND, June 7. «>| — Six players to join defending champloti BlDbv Hlggs of Los Angeles and Welby Van Horn of Philadelphia in Ihe quarter-finals will emerge from today's play in the 24th national professional tennis tournament. Van Horn. 1045 champion, and rtl?gs, three times holder of the pro title, reached the qunrtcr-Iina bracket \vith victories la*t night when the starling field of 28 was arrowed lo H. All the biggest stars still are in the running. n the Southern Association race He hasn't been beaten. He wouli lave won a shutout last, night 1 ie hadnf thrown a home run ba! against IJocky Krsnich. Birmingham is the new secon place occupant, vice Memphis. Th Jarons defeated Little Rock, 8- Norm Zauchin's homer for Birm ngham was believed the longes ,ince Travelers field was revampc Iirce years ago. The ball travclc 400 feet or more across the ccntc ield Icnce. Our Telcphom Number 4438 Shelton Motor Co. Here's Our New Phone Number 6817 CITY DRUG CO. Armore! to Meet Manila Jaycees The Armorel Tigers Invade Ma nila tonight for a game witli th highly regarded Manila Jaycecs u dcr the lights of the new baseball park there. This will be the second mcc:ing between the two teams this season. In Ihe first meeting, at Armorel SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION rooklyn I. Louis lilladclphia oston hicago esv York ittsbiir^h inclnnati 'droll ow V'ork . oston leveland . . /n.shingUm . hicago . ,. nilariclphia Louis . . Yesterday's Results Southern Association Chattanooga 6, New Orleans 2 Nashville 8, Mobile ^ Atlanta 3. Memphis 1 Birmingham 8, Little Rock 1 National League New York !0. Pittsburgh 4 Boston B. Cincinnati 3 Chicago 7, Brooklyn 6 (10 innings) St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4 Pacemakers, Chevrolets Win CSL Double-Header Burnett Hudson's Pacemakers got their home run guns iii operation lar,t night and shelled the Montgomery Ward nine 20-2 in Uie first game of a Cil> Softball Leagua double-header at Walker Park. .—, _ .—_ H Woodcock May Quit Ring After Loss to Savold KVKliyisonv WANTS IN'—Jim Russell, Brooklyn left lielder, thought Chicago pitcher Paul Minncr threw a bean ball at him at Chicago Monday, within thirty seconds this is what the pitcher's mound iriglit) looked like, ball and glove (lower right) unlhought about. Minncr and Russell are somewhere on the bottom. Minner's head can he seen at right of Cubs catcher Bcb Schcffing, who didn't bother to remove his protector or mask as he leaped into tne fray. Cubs Captain Phil Cavarctta i-Hr and Wayne Terwilligcr (with glove) are digging in the fourth inning pilcjp. Dodgers Coach Clyilc Sukeforth ilfti and pitcher Roy Berney 126) join unidentified Brooklyn coach furthest back). Umpires are AI Barlick (left) and Airgie Donalelli, who is tugging at somebody's shirt. <AP Photo). LONDON. June 1. (/Pj _ it's an odds-ou bet that Bruce Woodcock is through with boxing. The fighting Woodcock from Don- caslcr in Yorkshire was battered into submission in /our rounds by Lee Savold. of the United stales, )ast nlpht in their scheduled 15- rounder for the British and European version of the world's heavyweight championship. The British champion was a gory mess a.s blood streamed from a deep cut over his left eye, his nose and his mouth when his seconds called a halt at the end ot the fourth ri-und. A sellout crowd of 50,000 (gnra gate 5224,000) at White City Stadium saw Savold. once considered a has-been back in the states," batter Woodcock into submission. ' Woodcock waltzed away with first two rounds, but as Savold got to work with hard left jabs it was obvious to ringsiders that the 34-ycar- + In the nightcap, Sullivan-Nelson's Chevrolet* won their second straight league victory by trounching tjA winlcss Razorback Drive-Di team 10-3 The Pacemakers banged four home runs in their abbreviated tilt which was called at the ond of six innings of play due to the 9:30 curfew. Nine of the 20 runs came via the homer route. Bunch Gels Two Homers A. C. Bunch clouted two of the four-masters, one a grand slammer and the other with one mate aboard. The other two were hit by Kenneth Poff and Lloyd Koontz. Billy Denton went the full distance for the Pacemakers and pitched two hit ball. Taylor worked .American League Cleveland 16. New York 2 Chicago 8, Boston 4 St. Louis G. Philadelphia 5 Detroit 11, Washington 8 Today's Games Southern Association Atlanta Hi Memphis night New Orleans at Chattanooga ght Birmingham at Little Rock night Mobile at Nashville night Appfebaum Wins In Extra Inning Phil Applebaum's Bay Window Softball League team pushed across a run in the Isst half of the sixth inning to nose out the Fred S Saliba Company nine 6-5 in a league game at Little Park last night. The game was the second extra- inning tilt in league play. Apple- the National I.racue Brooklyn at Pittsburgh night New York at Chicago Philadelphia at Cincinnati Barton at St. Louis night night American League Detroit at New York Cleveland at Washington night SI. Louis at Boston Chicago at Philadelphia night ballins came from behind [n fifth Irame to tie the score at ft-all Motormen, Pacemakers Meet Tonight Blytheville Motor Company and the Burnett Hudson pacemakers sriuare off at Walker Park tonight in a Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri Soltball League game. The game was originally scheduled to be played last Wednesday i ni^ht hut was postponed on agree„ , , " i .„ r inent bv both teams. The game Is B. Lutes went the distance for i tcl {01 . a .)5 „,„ Applebauins allowing seven hiw.l' , ' ' Koury went all the way (or the! rhe Mntormcn and the Pacemakers are Blvtheville's two entries and then went on to win the i Saliba team am! 11 base blows. way was touched for in the league. This will be the first This afternoon, the Courier Ne\vs! time " lt; y nave met in league competition. Both teams also are members of the Y's City League. ami Bill Godwin Sporting Gooils teams are scheduled to play at 5:30. Wakefield Bangs Homer for Oaks OAKLAND, Calif., June 7. W)— nick Wakelield, the Conner New York Yankee, hit a home run over the left field fence with a mate on base in the eighth Inning.last night as Oakland trounced Sacramento 6 to 2. The so-called bad boy of the majors played his first complete game with the Oaks, taking over left field. Wakcfielrf recently refused to report to tile Chicago White Sox in a S40.DOO sale by the Yankees. The Yankees had to take him back and finally sent him to Oakland as part, payment for Jackie Jensen and Billy Martin, a couple ' of rookies. old Englewood. N.J., be the winner. fighter would A left jab in the third started Woodcock's nose to bleed. Later, in [the the same round, another left jab' cut Woodcock's mouth. In the fourth round two lefts and a right hook opened up a cut above Woodcock's left, eye from which blood pouml in a stream. SavoJd, wise veteran of the ring, threw everything Into the attack and repeatedly slung punches to the wo'..nd as the half-blind British champion tried to keep, clear. •*ust as the bell sounded, Savold landed yet another left jab smack on [lie cut. Woodcock's manager, Tom Hurst, look otic look at the wound and called over Referee Andrew Smyth to tell him the plucky British champion had had enov\sh. Back in the dressing room, the doctor said Woodcock's eye was cut clear down to the bone. The doc put three stitches in it straight- a-i-ay and ouile casually mentioned he could have sewn sixteen. for Montgomery Ward and was tagged for a tola! ot nine base blows. Beth Harvey Dorris of Sullivan- Nelson and A. G. Mosley of the Razorbacks pitched four-hit ball in the second game but Mosley's wildness and errors by his team mates kept him in trouble. The Chcvrolels won the game in the first three innings with nine runs and Iced it with a single tally in the sixth. Two Clout flomcrs Claude Sparks. Chevrolet left, fielder, blasted a three-run homer in the first inning and Gossctt hit a two-run circuit blow for the ROE** orbacks in the sixth. Vv League play will be resumed Thursday night with another twin-bill. However. J. p Garrott, director of Blylheville Y which sponsors the league, said this morning that there was a possibility the Jaycee- Wade Lee Cotton Company game scheduled for Thursday night may be called off due to conflict with the Miss Blytheville beauty contest, which is sponsored by the Jaycees. In Ihe other game Thursday. Ark- Mo Power is scheduled to meet Blytheville Motor Company. Alvin Duke to Coach In Native Oklahoma FAYETTEVILLE, Ark:, June 7 m—Alvin c. Duke. University of Arkansas football player and track man, is returning to his native Oklahoma to coach. Duke, who graduated last Saturday night, will be football and basketball coach at Westvllle. He is a native of Drurnrlght. • Major League Leaders By The Associated 1'rcss American League Batting — Kell, Detroit, .368; oby, Cleveland, .373. Rims — Williams, Boston, 46; tephen.s. Boston, 44. Runs batted in — Stephens, Boson, 53, Williams. Boston. 49. Hits — Kell. Detroit, 08; DiMag- io, Boston, GO. doubles — Kell. Detroit. 17; Evers. Jclt'olt, and Rizzulo, New York, 12. Triples — {[enrich, New York. 6; 'ocrr. Boston; Kell, Detroit; Mapes, S'cw York and Dillingcr, Philadelphia, 5. Home runs — Williams, Boston. •1; Dropo and Stephens, Boston, ind Rosen, Cleveland, 11. Strikeouts — Reynolds. New York. Stolen bases — Dillinger. Philadelphia. 5; Dlmaggio, Boston, and 3oby, Cleveland, 4, >5; Lemon, Cleveland, 42. Pitching _ Byrne. New York, S-l, 833; Newhouscr, Detroit., and McDermott, Boston, 4-1, .son. National l.eaglln Batting — Miisial, St. Louis. .384; Robinson, Brooklyn. .356. Runs — Jethroe, Boslon, 36; Glaviano, St. Louis, 35. Runs batted In — Saucr, Chicago. 37; Elliott, Boston, 30. IMUs — St. Louis. 57; Slaughter, St. Louis, and Sisler, Philadelphia, 53. Doubles — Robinson, Brooklyn, 17: Musial. St. I.ouis. 15. Triples — Slaughter, St. Louis, 5; Jethroe, Boston and Ashbnrn, Philadelphia, 4. Home runs — Gordon. Boston. 11; \Vcstlake and Kiner, Pittsburgh. 10. Slolen bases — Jethroe. Boston, and Terwilliger, Chicago, 6. Strikeouts — Roberts, Philadelphia. 58; Simmons. Philadelphia 53. Pitching — Ba.iklioad, Brooklyn. •4-1, .800; Roberts. Philadelphia. Manila won by a 12-4 score. Frank Ellb is scheduled to pitch for the Tigers. DEPENDABILITY MIRRORS RESILVERED Satisfaction Guaranteed Blythcville Glass & Paint Co. Phone 6716 For Improved KIDNEY FUNCTION In o majorily of cases invcsti galed in several hospitals ond clinics, subnormal Kidney function was improved. Bladder pain one discomforl reduced after The use o! Mountain Valley Woler. 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