The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1950 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 9, 1950
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FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1350 BIATHSVILLE, (ARK,) COURIER NEWS PAGE NTNB Douglas and Askew Open Two-Day Coaching Clinic t Football and basketball coaches from all parts of Northeast Arkansas and South- st Missouri made their way into Blytheville this morning for the opening session of the two-day coaching clinic which opened today at the Blytheville High School gymnasium. The clinic Is being conducted by University of Arkansas coaches Otis Douglas and Presley Askew and It was arranged and is being sponsored by Dill Godwin, owner of Ui« Godwin Sporting Goods Store here. The clinic's first session opened at 10 o'clock this morning with Coach Douglas leading the discussion on "Football at Arkansas." Coach Askew was scheduled to the first class but a change In the program was 1 necessary because of Coach Askew's late arrival In Blytheville. • At 11 o'clock Coach Askew talked to the visiting high school and college mentors on "Drills for Traming and conditioning Period." Begin ut 9 a.m. Tomorrow The clinic was recessed at nocm for a two-hour lunch period nnd re-opened at 2 o'clock for the afternoon session. Today's session was scheduled to end at 5 o'clock. Tomorrow's program will open one hour earlier, at 9 o'clock, with the classes to extend for one and one-half hours. The classes today were one hour In length. A'-Among the coaches and other l^^icials attending today's session of rne clinic was J. M. (Johnle) Burnett, executive-secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Association, ft was reported that Forrest (Frosty) England, coach of Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, also would attend the clinic. The clinic is open to the public with a special invitation extended to football and basketball ians. No admission nor registration fee is to, be charged. The clinic will be climaxed tomorrow night with a stag fish fry at Walker Park for the visiting coaches. Tomorrow's schedule of classes' Morning Session 9 to 10:30—Defense against the T formation—Douglas. 10:30 to 12—Defense used at Arkansas—Askew. Afternoon Session 2 to 3:30—Analysis of the fasl and slow breaks—Askew. 3:30 to 5—General line play both offense and defense—Douglas Run-Happy Red Sox Ruin Record Books By JACK HAND (Associated Press Sports Writer) Stephens, Williams, Dropo and Doerr; Shed a tear for the' Browns—23-4. * Fans will long remember the devastating 23-4 romp of June 8, 1950. How the muscular Boston Red Sox humbled the poor little hoys from St. Louis. A few lines In the record books will note the route for pos- tc ity. Not since the gay 90s of bicycles built for two and mustache cups has a major, league club rolled up such a total. All scoring marks, except an ancient 1897 symbol, were smudged from the books by the Samsons of Fenway Park. Bub hold, before you rush World Scries orders to tlie Red Sox front office! Boston still Is third in the American Leasue, four full games behind Ark-Mo Keeps Record Clean With 9-4 in ^>nrk-Mo power's Reddy Kilowat tens, continued '-'their undefetxte wnj's in the Blytheville Y's Git Softball League last night, down ing the Blytheville Motor Compan Motormen 9-4 in a. league game a Walker Park. The game was called off yester day morning due to conflict wit the Jaycee's beauty contest but man agers of the two teams decided ye terday afternoon to go ahead wit the game as scheduled. Jack Whittle was on the monn for the Kilowatters and doled ou seven hits to the Molorme Charles Cook went the full seve for the Motormen and was nicke tor eight base blows. Hay Morton, Kilawatter cente fielder and Fred Perry, Ark-JY first baseman, led their team i hitting, each collecting two hits i three ti mes at bat You ng ai Haney led the Motormen's stl work, each getting two for thre ANOINGS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION V? L Fct. 16 tlanta . irmingham 'emphis . ew r Orleans ashvllle . oblle . ... hattanooga ittle Rock 35 30 30 20 24 25 24 10 .686 .588 .517 .520 .400 .481 .444 .204 NATIONAL LEAGUE W I. t. Louis 26 rooklyn hiladelphia oston «.. ihtcago . ..'. lew York itt£burgh incinnati Newcomer Takes Lead In USGA's National Open By WIU- GKIMSI.KY ARDMORB, Pa., June 9. (AP) — Rig-time golf, ever on the lookout for a new and magic name, gazed at boyish Lee Mackey, Jr., today and wondered. Could this grinning young man with the crew haircut and tremendous faculty for fine golf shots prove the electrifying stimulus the old pasture sport needs? j; + "He'll read those headlines and blow sky high tomorrow," commented one leather-faced pro as tho crowd gathered around the ciub rouse and Jabbered excitedly about one of the most astonishing rounds in golf history. "Don't bet on It," countered -y Chandler Gets Sunday Night Baseball Issue AMERICAN LEAGUE e»" York . Detroit . ... Boston . ... Jleveland . . Vasllington . Philadelphia Chicago . St. Louis . . Pet. .711 .607 .612 .500 .477 .370 .333 .317 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Chattanooga 3, Mobile 1 Only game scheduled National League New York 6, Chicago 5 Pittsburgh 4, Brooklyn 3 Cincinnati 8, Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 18,' Boston 6 American Boston 29, St. I,ouis 4 New York 11, Detroit 4 Philadelphia 5, Chicago 4 Washington T, Cleveland 6 Today's Games Southern Association Memphis at Birmingham, night Little Rock at Atlanta, night Chattanooga at Mobile, night Nashville at New Orleans, night National Learuc Brooklyn at Pittsburgh Philadelphia at Cincinnati Boston at St. Louis, night Now York at Chicago Syndicate Offers To Purchase A's PHILADELPHIA, June 9. (/P)— A new Iantilord wants to take the baseball house that Conn Mack built and the Phlladelph American League .club says: "Ma an offer." James P. Clark, trucking exec live and president of the Philade phia Eagles champions of the N tional Football League, said la night an offer will be made bcfo reek is out. Clark said a syndicate headed by im—not the one which purchased the Eagles early In 1949 and lifted the grid club from a financial loser to a money making organization— will try to buy the A's. And that means the American League franchise and its physical assets, including Shibe Park where both inc. A's nnd the Eagles as well as the National League phll- lles play says Clark. No purchase price has yet been mentioned, but Clark said his group already has approached Mack and the club organization. American Lea true Detroit at New York St. Louis at Boston Cleveland at Washington Chicago at Philadelphia R. Warrior at Age of 74 CAMP LEJEUNB, When Marine Pfc. LambertI of New York City tells of fighting Nazis and Fascists at the ripe old age of 14, many of his Marine buddies are a little skeptical but this Is no idle boast Horn in Italy, Private Lambert! participated in many Partisan sabatoge actlv- lities including bridge blowing sniping and small scale warfare, when th e German s occupied th a L country. Even though he was a nativ? Italian and didn't enter the United States until 1946. Lambcrti is a fully Bears Sign Weotfrerfy CHICAGO, June 9. (AP) — The Chicago Bears of the National Football League today announced signing of Gerald Weatherly, d center of Rice Institute's Conference and Cotton Bovri champion Owls. naturalized citizen under United States law because his father came to this country in 1939 and became an American citizen be ore his ?on had reached his. 18th birthday the leading New York Yankees, And precedent Is all against them. Not a single club that ever hung a scoring record in the book \v o n a pennant. Not even the Chicago team that - scored 36 runs a•? gainst Louisville, June 29, 1897, in a Bobby Doerr National League game. When the season was over, Chicago nestled in ninth place in a 12-tenm league. Cards Held Old Record Take the modern records, smashed by the Sox In yesterday's gallop The majors' old modern (since 1900) mark was ,28 runs scored by the St Louis Cardinals on July G, 1929, In the second game of a double-header with the Phillies, The Cards wounc up fourth as the Cubs won the flag Or the American League mark o! 27 set by Cleveland against Boston July 7, 1023, in the first game of doubleheatfer. Know where Cleveland wound up? Third place, some 16V-r games behind the Yankees. Bobby Doerr hit three home runs and drove eight nms in yesterday';, slaughter. Ted Williams and \Val Dropo each had two. The total o seven h omers was onl y one sh o r: of the record. Even pitcher Chuck Stobbs joined the rioting with two singles and four wn Iks wh ile subduing th e Browns with eight hits. Following Wednesday's 20-4 wrecking of St. Louis, the Sox boosted their scoring total to 104 runs In seven games in the past week. That's almost 15 a game. The Yankees, hardened to such news from Fenway; didn't let It bother them. They went out • and hung another loss on the ambitious Detroit Tigers, blasting Art Houtteman in n seven-run inning," to win 11-4 before 62,624. Now New York leads Detroit by 2& games. Tommy Byrne did his usual job o/i Detroit for his 7th victory. Houtteman struck disaster suddenly. He retired the first 13 batters in succession. With two out, nobody on and two strikes on Phil Rizzuto. he had a one-hitter in the sixth. When he hit Rlzzuto with n pitched ball, the Yanks' were off. Rizzuto's 58-gnmc errorless string an American League record, was broken when he fumbled Bob Swift's grounder In the sixth. Senators Kd Mickey Harris' ninth-inning single, scoring Johnny Oslrowskl, gave Washington a 7-6 edge over Cleveland despite Al Rosen's bnses-lorul- ed homer in the first inning off Bob KuTiava. Alex Kellner survived a shaky three - run first inning to pitch Philadelphia to a 5-4 nod over Chicago, his first win since May 6. The National League race is nl scrambled again with St. Louis and Brooklyn once more tied for firs —Courier Neivs I'liotii COACHING CM NIC OPENS—University of Arkansas head football coach OtLs Douglas (left) dla- raras one of his split-T plays foi Bill Godwin nt Haley Field prior to the opening of the football-basketball coaching clinic tills morning The clinic, vrhlch will also feature Arkansas bnsketbull coach Presley Askew, is being sponsored by Mr Godwin nnd will continue through tomorrow. Hot Springs Pro Leads Field In First Round of State Open By CAEtL 1IKLL LITTLE ROCK, June 9. (VP|—An 1 adding machine might be a big help at Rlverdale Country Club, where the Arkansas State Golf Tom 1111- ment took on a two-ring circus complex today. Scores over (he IOHR nml lough par 73 course soared high as 27 pros and amateurs stroked their way through the first half of the SB-hole open division yartertlay. II remained to be seen whether a better job of mastering the course, a 6,000-yard layout with hard grass greens, conlri be done tniiny, as the open was completed and qualifying rounds were posted for the amateur meet. The only open contender to better par in the first round was Hot Springs' Pete Fleming and his 10 was good enough for a two-stroke lead going Into to:Jn_v's w|ndup. Cnsick Is Second Nearest to Fleming, who blrdicd two holes and parred *!1 the others, was Andy Cusick of North Little nock nt 72. Kcnc Kecney of Tcxarkana shot a workmanlike 74 for third phxcc- ind tops among the amateurs. Not many of the state's better Simon- elected to try for open honors, but they worn on hand in droves r the amteur qualifying. An example of the course's tough- less was the eight-ovcr-par 80 turned in by Johnny whfttcn. As pro at the host club, he is more famil- iar with the course than any of the others and had been considered a favorite. The defending champion. Don Murphy of Toxarkann. was five strokes off the pace with a 75. Three others were tied with him at that figure. •' Cites Man's Death Cycle NEW YORK —W)-- The oldest people row living apparently do not reach greater ages than the ancients, says Dr. Edward S. Deevey, Jr.. Yale zoologist. In the "Scientific American." Deevey thinks long life runs In families, but he believes the amount of living a man can pack tnlo a life fs about uniform. Those who live longer live more slowly. The maximum life span seems to be about 115 or 120 years, he says. a half game away. St. Louis, taking a cue from the Red Sox, went on a run spree against Boston. After the Braves pushed home four in the first, the Cards came back with eight in their half and went on to an 18-0 triumph. Each team collected 17 liils. Brooklyn lost to Pittsburgh, 4-3. is the Pirates broke a five-panic losing streak. Cliff Chambers. Clyde McCullongh and Ralph Kiner nit homers for the Biics, who barely survived a ninth-liming Dodger rally. With two runs In. the bases full and one out. reliever Bill Wcrle struck out Roy Camnanelln ami retired pinch hitter Eddie Miksis on a (ly. Ken Raffcnsbcrgcr. crafty Cincinnati lefty, ruined the Phils' chances of taking over the league lead as he pitched the Reds to an 8-4 victory. Johnny Wyrostck, Cin cy's best hitter, drove it] four rims with a pair of doubles, helping Raffy cop No. 5. The New York Giants won another one. 6-5, from Chicago, mak- Lookouts Deal Mobile Sixth Straight Loss By TliR Associated Press Chattanooga defeated Mobile 3-1 In the only Southern Association game last night and here is partial account of how little the Lookouts worked. They got only two hits. Twelve Lookouts got on base free of charge through walks. Shortstop Guitermo Miranda walked five times to threaten the Southern walking record of seven -set by Jake Daniel of Birmingham against New Orleans on July 2<), 1B44. Chattanooga depended on sloppy fielding by Mobile far more than batting power. Mobile left 11 runners on base which relieved Chattanooga of going to the trouble of making putouLs. And to crown it all Chattanooga's Final two runs were walked in Mobiles Jim Romana. The defeat was the ninth In succession for the Hears. And during the string of misery Mobile managed to score an average of only 2.44 runs per game. The Bears slipped into sixth place with defeat. ing it six straight. The sizzling Giants, setting a wirkcd pncc the road, arc only 5',i games be- and the Phillies back in third place, nine! the leaders. Riggscmd Kramer Favored to V/in Major League Leaders hv The .-\sstuiiatcd I'rcss 'AMHKICJAN I.HA«UE Hatting—Droix), Boston, .381; Kelt, Detroit. .382. Hun:.—WUlinms and Stephens, Boston, 51. Runs baited In—Stephens, Hoston. 01; W'lliams, Doston, 57. Hits—Kcll Detroit, 08; Pesky and Stephens, Boston, fi3. Doubles—Kcll, Detroit, 17; Zarilla, Boston, 15. Triples—HL-nrlch, New York, G; Doerr, Boston, Kcll, Detroit; Mapcs, New York and Dlllinger, Philadelphia, 6. Home runs—Williams, Boston, 10; Dropo, Boston. 14. Stolen bases—Dlllinger, Philadelphia, 5; DiMiiggio, Boston, and Doby. Cleveland, 4. Strikeouts—Reynolds, New York. 50; Raschi, New York, and Lemon, Cleveland, 43. Pitching—Byrne. New York, 7-1, 875; McDermott and Slobbs, Boson, 4-1. .800. NATIONAL LKAGIJK Batting—Muslal, St. Louis, .313; loblnson, Brooklyn. .341. Huns—Jethroc, Boston, 37; Stan•:y, New Yoik, Muslal nnd Olavlano, St. Louis, 3li. liuns batted in—Sauer, Chicago. J9. Elliott. Boston, 37. Hits—Slaughter, St. Louis. 58; Musil, St. Louis .57. Doubles—Robinson, Brooklyn, 17; Muslnl, St. Louis, IS. Triples—Slaughter, St. Louis. 6; Jelhroc Boston and Ashmirn, Philadelphia, 4. Homt. runs—Gordon, Boston, 12; Klner, 'Pittsburgh, 11. Stolen bases—Jcthroe, Boston, 1; TerwU'lgor, chlcngo, mu) Torgcson, Hoston, 0. Strikeouts—Roberts, Philadelphia 58; Spahn, Boston, 56. Pllchlng—Miller. Philadelphia, t- 0. 1.000; Bunkhead, Brooklyn, 4-1 .800. NEW YORK, tine D. (rt 1 )—Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler has another hot potato on his hands—Sunday night baseball in St. Louis. , The issue Is n prO|>osod Sunday night came between St. I-ouls nnd Brooklyn at St Louis July 16. It's being tossed around by Chandler, President Fred Saigh of the 81. Ix)nis cnnluiHls nnd boss Branch Rlc'kcy of the Brooklyn Dodgors. Salgh Is all for It, Chandler Is against It. For the present. Rickey Is making no comment, but he seems lo be in Chandler's corner. Chandler saltl lust night. "I have taken no offlclul action, but I don't think they will play the game. It's my Judgment that we should not play Sunday night baseball nt a time when people are going to church. "We could forfeit a great deal of good will in that way that I am veil' anxious to keep. "If Mr. Rickey withdrew his consent, then there could be no game, t understand Mr. Rickey has so notified Mr Salgh." In St. Louis, Salgh said Rickey ml not Informed him ho had withdrawn his consent for the game. Snlgli's reply ns to whether he'd agree to such a procedure was: "I will certainly not. It's going lo be played July l(j. We can't go to tho expense and Arranging . . . why I,wouldn't even know how to refund the money. "The fans like it (the Idea) and that's what is important to me." In I'llLshurgh, Rickey declined comment on the latest developments. Mead's Tigers Cop BWL Win Mead's Tigers won their second .straight D.iy Window League contest yesterday afternoon, defeating this Kemp Whlscnhunt team 13-1 nt Little Park. Herb Chllds and John Burnett worked on the mound for the Tigers giving up eight hits. D. Wilson went the route Tor the losers nnd wns tuiichc.l for 10 safeties. Larry Kncas of Whtaenhunt, led in hitting with two singles In two times at bat. somebody else. "That boy fs ax cool and relaxed us an old dish rag." True, Mackey, 26-year-old bundle of Icicles from Birmingham, Ala., seemed the least concerned about the blazing 64 that set old Merlon on Its ear yesterday in the first round of the National Open Tournament. Best at Merlon It was the best round of golf ever played In the 60-year-old fixture and most of the wise men of the links agreed It probably was tha best 18 holes over shot by anybody, anywhere, in major competition. Certainly the 33-31—64 over Merlon's myriad sand traps, weedy roughs nnd lightning-fast greens- six under par for the e.694-yard layout—set the folks to buzzing alxmt some other young men that came o\it of nowhere to malco » terrific Impact on the game. It is much too early to put the mark of greatness on young Mackey —just for hts one day's work. Today will tell, and tomorrow and maybe next year. Brasch Has a 67 Mackey, out of work and skimping on pocket change, came to town to outshoot, even If for Just a day, the greatest shotmakera f in the game. Ho went Into today's second round with a three -stroke- lead over his closest challenger, Al Broach, bespectacled 38-year-old home pro of Garden City, N.Y., who had a 61. Stewart (Skip) Alexander, Sl- ycar-old barnstorming pro from Knoxvlllc, Tenn., and Julius Boros, now young pro now playing out. of Southern Pines, N.C., pursue at 08. Harold Williams o! Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Henry Williams, Jr., of Sccane, Pa., no kin were tied at $9, only other'players In the field of 105 to beat Merlon's rugged par. Defending champion Gary Middlecoff, who started 3-1, on the first two holes, finished with a fine 11. Ben Hogan, playing on scarred legs, rallied from a shaky start for a 72, a score shared by Masters champion Jimmy Demaret. Sam Sneacl, who said he couldnt putt a lick, was Just back with a 173. CLEVELAND, June 9. W—Barring upsets,, defending champion Bobby Rlggs and 1948 champion Jack Kramer should win their way to the National Professional Tennis Tournament semi-finals today Rangy Frank Kcjvac.s of Oakland Calif., No. 3 pro, and Francisco (Pancho) Sngura, Ecuador bantamweight, already arc in tiic semi-Una bracket after easy victories last nisht. Scgura baffled Wclby Van Horn of Philadelphia, fourth ranking pro, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2. Kovacs eliminated Fr.inkic Parker of Milwaukee, G-0, C-0, 6-1. RlBgs will bump Into Kovacs In the semi-finals tomorrow if he bails He Tics Up Robbery CHICAGO —Wi— A robber who likes to dress, as well as work, in a quiet fashion collected SI50 In a near north stile men's clothing store. He tarried long enough t" snatch two garish tic.s from a rprk fling them Into R waste basket and comment: "junk." Jsck Marcl crnooi :i of Cleveland this aft- ' BURY YOUR WORRIES/ BASEBALL A R M O R E L versus DYERSBURG, TENN. Sunday, June } 1 3 P.M. ARMOREL PARK jAsk for OfdLog Cabin COMPltTl AUtOMOBIll 1HSURAHCI PROIiCtlON WTT* i FARMERS *t A t*VT»* W. L. Walker, District Agent 200 Isaacs Bldg. STRAICKT tOUMON WHISKEY McKRSSON & ROimiNS, Inc.—Exclusive Distributors—LilUc Uock—SG Proof BUS. Attention! Now You Con Receive Expert Swimming & Diving Lessons Instructions by David Moore One of the Best Instructors in Arkansas and holder of the AAC Backstroke Title. In One of Arkansas 7 Cleanest Pools Lessons Start Monday Morning, June 12 Adults Taught After 6 P. M. 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