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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 24, 1950
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SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1950 BIiYTHF.VTT.l.E (ATC1U NEWS PAGE rrvi '. • 'Normal' Ball Belted for New Homer Record-30 in a Night Eddie Burke Upsets Sam Snead In First Round of PGA Tourney By JACK HANI) (Associated 1'rcss Siiorts Writer) i , Hoy, Mr. Spakling. Better make another test run of that "normal" baseball. W The'1950 "rabbit" rode to a flock of new records last night when 30 home rims were hit. If there have been "no' changes in the resiliency of the ball," as claimed, we're breeding a flock of muscle monsters. Way back yonder in 1030. July 13* to be exact, 2-1 homers were nil during a regular eight-game program. That stood unlil last night. Holiday and Sunday doublehender . e c>iedulc.s have produced more, but not olten. The big blast occurred In De- Iroit where 11 homers were hit/, accounting for all 19 runs in the Timers' 10-8 thriller over (.he New Vork Yankee. 1 ;. As the opener o! an important four-game series for firsl place, this game will long be remembered by (he babbling crowd of 51,400 \vorn-out fans. Timers Get four in One Inning The 11 homers is a new major league record, topping the olc high of 10. accomplished on three different, occasions. Detroit hit four homers In the fourth to tie an American League record for one team. As the Yank also hit one in the same frame, th American league record for two teams in an Inning nlso was match Osceola to Get District Legion Tournament ut records don't lell the slor -s terrific game. Trailing 6-0, triWflgers scored a bte ei^ht in the fourth. Then they saw the Yanks fight back and go out front oil Tommy Henrich's pinch homer la Ihe eighth with a man on base. With one out and a man on in the ninth, Hoot Evens socked a Joe Pa^e pitch for an inside-the-park homer and the ball game was over. The other American League clubs contributed seven-, more homers to the league total of 18 for the all- night program. Bis: Luke Easter continued his heavy bombardment with two homers, driving in six runs in Cleveland's 13-4 victory over Washington, The Boston Heel Sox. taking the field a few hours after hearing Steve O'Neill had been named successor to Joe JVfcCarlhy, outsluggcd SI. Louis, W-0. O'Neill was. acting manager Thursday but took over officially alter McCarthy's resignation because of poor health. Despite the record home run Hurry in the majors the power- laden Red Sox failed to hit one Only homer of the game was hi by Dick Kokos. Chicago also went -for the Ion; • ball with Phil Masi and Dave Phil ley hitting homers in an 11-5 White Sox romp over the lust place Phil " Rdaiphia A's. Elmer Valo and Wall M«k homered for the A's. Joe Whitley, state commissioner of (he American Legion's junior baseball program, said today that Osceola has again been chosen as the site for the Fifth District tournament. Whitley. formerly a resident o( Blythcville and who visited here tins week, amiounccd the site lor the district tourney at the same time that, he announced Ihe state tournament would be played in Pine Bluff this year. Dates for the state meet are Aug. 11-13 but dales for the district tournaments will be set by the districts. Whitley stated that in an effort to create more interest in the stale oiniiamcnt that thorc hart been oine talk of Increasing the stale icet lo an eight team affair, intend of four as in the past. He said that there are approximately 87 junior Legion teams in he slate this year. Osceola was Ihe scene of the tate tournament last year. Schultz Stops Trays' Streak; Bears Win 5-4 Brooklyn " pounded the gv« Pif-ksburgri 'Pirates for ID • tilts' and a 15-3 win that''upped their lead over Philadelphia and St. Louis to 1 1!2 games. During the rout. Pirate Manager Bill Meyer and two of his players were banished. Three of the 12 homers hit in the National last night were slugged by Dodgers—one each by Duke Snider, Billy Cox and Carl Fuiillo. Red Mungcr'.s gopher ball cost St. Louis a game at Boston as the Braves scored all their runs on homers to win, 4-3. before their largest crowd of the year, 30,720. Karl Torgeson's two-run drive into the right field bullpen in the ninth was the big blow. They hit only two horn ens "In Philadelphia but Roy Smalley's clout with two on off reliefer Blix 'Donnelly in the seventh ' boosted Chicago to a 7-4 victory. Loser Curt Simmons threw \ip a home run ball to Bill Serena In the sixth. Don Mueller and Hank Thompson blasted Howie Fox with seventh-inning homers in New York's 5-2 edge over Cincinnati. Mueller's blast broke a 2-2 tie. Monte Ksn nedy, ineffective on relief again* St. " Louis Wednesday, went the : route, scattering 11 hits, one a ho'. mer by Ted Kluw.cwskI, By Thft Associatetl Press *l ball Bob Schult?, made Memphis sorry for tjhe ninth time last night when he pitched a six- hit. 15-2 victory for Nashville over the Little Rock Travelers. The victory was No. n for the hurlcr the Memphis Chicks sent to Nashville for a piddling S2,aOD. the Southern Association waiver price. He has lost two, Schultz didn't win any of the-12 Barnes Memphis lei- him enter .last year. Nashville's victory came on manager Don Osborn's 42nd birthday and broke the spell of three straight defeats by Atlanta earlier in Ihe week. The victory clipped another string—Little Rock's seven-gamer. The Vols blasted 18 hits. Mobile beat Birmingham, 5-4. In 15 innings. Since first place Atlanta :iad a night ol rest the loss Tor Birmingham was expensive. The Crackers took a five-game lead in the race. Mobile newcomer John Simmons singled home the winning run in the 15th. The same Simmons spoiled a no- hitler Tor Birmingham's Dick Lit- llefielri in the seventh inning with a home run. Memphis won R rtoublcheader B.V CIIARI.KS CI1AMBKRI/A1N COLUMBUS. Ohio, June 24. (/P(— Just a plain country club professional, (he kind who avoids the tourney grind and makes the National PGA meet an annual fling and sightseeing tour, was golf's of-the-mcment today. . He was the giant killer, the guy who murdered Snm Snead. He is a 43-yenr-old, former southpaw, the youngest one of the game' 1 great families. Eddie Burke is his name. You'll remember his older brother better. Billy Burke Just 19 years ago went the longest playoff route in history, 72 holes, to defeat George Von Elm at Toledo for the Na tional Open crown. Eddie, an ex-caddie, chipped ii a. 31 fool 5-iron for an eagle 3 on Ihe -100-yard 18th hole yesterday. I whipped the great Sam Snead 1-ui in the second round of the mid century PGA classic. He sent the defending champion -curney medalist and the season' op money winner of over $21,0(K togging dejectedly into relrea S nead h ad nc ver been so a cntly downcast since taking'his in famous 8 on the 72nd hole at Phil Tdelphia to blow the 1939 National Open. Teaches at New Haven Eddie, an excellent golf teacher at Woodbrtdge Country Club In New Haven, Conn., In the summer and Tommy Armour's assistant at Boca Raton in Florida in the winter, was not even blinking In the lirnilight. Last year the heavy-set swarthy pro, won the Massachusetts Open. That was about the only thing he had to crow about. "BpaLmg Snead?" he piped. "I wasn't thinking ns much about that as winning, ft new Cadillac—I did both and boy do I feel goodl" Eddie explained Ihnt a friend of his from Michigan City, Ind,—Henry Wiuski, promised him the gift if he beat Snead. Winski had to return home without seeing Burke accomplish his mission- Burkc's tell-lale victory on the last hole was packed with drama. Sports Roundup HUGH FUl.LEKTON JR. HAIR DOWN—Nancy Chaffcc combs her hair during n break in tennis practice at Wimbledon. After the London Championships, ending at London's Queens Club, June 25. the U.S. Women's Indoor tillchbldcr will compete in the Wimbledon Championships. June 26-July 8. Sullivan-Nelson Tops Motormen 3-1; Wade Lee Nine Defeats Jaycees 14- 3 'c NEW YORK, June 24. (AP) — he National Collegiate A A. base- >atl tournnment drew 38 .scouts, presenting every major league but the Browns. . . Some ol icm had as many as three ivory lasers on hand, which must have ccouncUl For a fair .share of the aid attendance— if they paid, . . est-working guys at ihc nflnlr (he umpires — Lon Wnnioke, lank Soar and Jim To'oin, who hntl o work cioubl encoders almost ev- ry irigta and got Just ;'.s many cefs from tlxc college kids and tlicy lo from the professionals. . , . lill Chiplcy, scheduled fo report the football Yanks this fall, mashed a shoulder in an automo- wreck near IjCXltiKtow, Vsx., the other niyhl and Is through with 'oo'ball. . . E'.e'll work (or a rug manufacturer instead. That's nat- for n emy who must have been flattened like a run more than once while playing for the Bulldogs. AMPINCS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Vi I, Pet. Atlanta . ... Birmingham . Memphis . .. Nashville. . . New Orleans Mobile . ... Chattanooga Little nock . 45 40 40 , 33 . 32 . 3D . 29 . IV .682 .60fi ABO .SOB .492 .443 .414 .206 AMERICAN Detroit. . ... New York . Cleveland . Boston . Washington . Chicago . .. St. Louis . .. Philadelphia. from Challanooga, 4-2 and 3-1. For Chattanooga the defeats were the sixth and seventh in a row. Gus Kcriazakos handled Chattanooga on five hits in the opener and Leo Goicocchca did even better in the late game—a four-hitter. Like Atlanta, New Orleans was idle. Snead's tee shot hit a spectator. Cincinnati . bounding one-fool onto the fairway from the rough. But his distance was cut and he had to use a No, 1 iron instead of a No. 2 or 3 as previously. He was shoi;t in two while Burke wns hole-high on the fringe ofithe green 31 feet to the hide with a brassie. J Plays Gafford Next Snead looked Up on his chip, flubbing it 30 feet from the hole just Jike an ordinary divot-digger. The pressure off. Burke holed out for his Eagle 3—just like that. In today's third round Burke goes against Uie human toothpick, little- known Rny Gafford of Tort Worth, Tex. others remaining in the field include such stars as comebacker Denny Shule; Jimmy Demaret, Lloyd Mangrum, Chandler - Harper, Henry Pica) d and Johnny Palmer. DemarcUs match with Shute and Mangrum's tangle with llarbcrt were today's main features. The darkhorsc is Elmer Rcrrt n| Atlanta, Ga., a 35-year-old airlines pilot taking lime off from his job to compete. Reed blasted .out one o the favorites, Jim Fcrricr, 5-4 in yesterday's second round. NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Brooklyn 34. 2.1 Philadelphia 32 23 St. Louis . ,-. 33 Boston 31 Chicago 28 New York 28 Pittsburgh 21 LEAGUE W L as is 38 22 ..... 34 25 33 SO 27 32 2fi 33 Dewey Thompson Named Walnut Ridge Coach WALNUT HIDOE. Ark.. .Tune 24. <j|k-Dewey Thomason, former Hot Springs High School and University of Arkansas athlete, has been named head coach in basketball and track and assistant in football at. Walnut Ridge High School. The appointment was announced by sunt. A W. Rainwater. Thomason played football and was 1M9 baseball captain at Arkansas. 20 21 Pel. .607 .582 .519 .541 ,528 .509 .351! 304 ret. .S79 .633 .516 .524 .458 .441 .351 .344 Uighl (o the I'olnl Earl Brown, the Auburn grid coach, gets a laugh on the banquet circuit out of this one, (hough it was no laughing mallei 1 at the time, . . . Auburn was Inking n 55-0 licking from Alabama and Eirl couldn't take II to the finish, lie returned to his hotel Just before the linal whistle and knocked on the door because he wasn't sure his wife would let him iu. . . . Mrs. K. opened the door and said soollihiRly: "Don't let it Kt't you down, Karl. It could have been worse than 58-0." . . . "Plfty- eight!"Earl gasped "my gosh, Ihey must have kicked a Held tioal when I wasn't looking." Sportsjipurrl Joe McCarthy, ill and tired, quit the Red Sox, who apparently are moving into the "problem children" class. . . Steve O'Neill, who lakes over, has had experience with such problems. . . Steve was let out at Cleveland about the time Ihe "cry baby" era began and reportedly was bounced at Detroit because he gave up on Dick Wakcflcld. . . Lcc Sa- volti. holder of the British version of the heavyweight championship, is booked for so many exhibitions in Britain through August, lliat oven Manager Bill Daly will find it hard lo spen dall the dough they Longhorns Win NCAA Tourney OMAHA, Jane. 24. W)—The NC AA baseball championship will stay another year In-Texas. The [.onghoim successfully defended the title they won last year by beating Washington Slnle 3 to 0 In the finals o[ the nine-tiny NCAA tournament here last night It was the second time In the double elimination tourney thfl Texas had beaten the west coast team. Jim Bhrlcr. pitcher of a not hitter earlier In the loiii-namcnl held the Cougais Lo tour hits U the first seven Innings. Murra Wall who took over for Texns li the cL|!hlh. gave a single hit. The tournament, began here Jnnc 15 with cishl regional NCAA tourney winners competing. - Besides the finallsl.s, they Included HutB- crs. Wisconsin. Alabama, Tufts, Bradley, and Colorado A and M, Good Pitching Features Play In CSL Contests Salem, Mass., was once known as the "pepper port," because so much pepper was imported through there. can't bring back. . . The Class "D" Kilty l/eagne Is planning an "Earl Ruby Night" June 30 in honor of a Class "AAA" sports editor. . . . Wall Kicsl ing. Pittsburgh Steclers line coach, celebrates his 25th year in pro football this fall. In eleven years as a player, Walt worked up from J75 a game to $135. Weak tml Note* New London, Conn./ gave the U, of Vermont three athletic captains during the past year—Hay Veseovi, baseball; Harold Chrlstcnson, frosh baseball, ami Stanursprung, football. . . George Dyers, named as the Indiana U. back who showed the greatest improvement 'and best attitude during spring drills, will continue lo wear the smallest headgear—0 7i8—on the squad next fall. . . . Rice Institute, starting from scratch, hopes to have a 10,000 seat stadium completed within eight months for the football season. . . Sounds like what happens when you put nice in a bowl with hot. water —It just swells. Sullivan-Nelson's Chcvrolcts -ami he Wade Lee Cotton Company both got good pitching and won makeup games in the City Softball League last night. The Cotton Hoys, behind (he one- hit pitching of U W. FJtzhngh brce?.ed past the Jaycees for n M-3 decision In the first, game while in the second llan'ey Dorris turner in a three-till job lor Kiillivau-Ncl- .son as Ihe Chevrotcts upeucleil Blythcvitle Motor Company's Motormen 3-1 in the afterpiece. The lone lilt given up by Kltz- hugh was a long triple by Jayecc Imrlcr J. C. Whittle In Ihe thin g which drove In OUR of the Jaycees' three runs. Their othe two (allies were the results of er rors. 8 tills for \Vaile The Cotton Hoys combined clgl base lilts with live Jayccc error, five bases on balls and a hit bats man to account [or their 14 run They Iced the game In the thin Inning with a seven-run uprlsin; During this wild inning Whllt walked in Ihroe runs. In the second £:unc the Chcvro lels spoiled Ihe Motormen ( In the firsl Inning ami Ihcn wei on to win with tallies in Ihe fourl Cosset t f Gil pin Return to Mat if Arena Here and seventh to hand the Mo tonne their second defeat of the scaso The gnme was highlighted by a Ugl pitching duel between Dorris Charles Cook of the Motormen. The Chevrolet^ scored a slug tally in the fourth on u hit, and a infield error. Then they bunched single it ml two consecutive rionbl in the seventh to account (or I other two. Eddie Gossett ind Lucky Ollpln, made their debut befor« a ythevllte crowd as a mat team o weeks ago, return Monday night take part In the tag match fea- rc of ttic American Leg ion'« estling bouts at Memorial Audl- riiiin. Gossett and Qilpln are booked ;ainsl two of promoter Mike Me- oney's inughesl, big Bed Roberts id Stocky Kncllscn. Ullpln and Gossett are boyhood ricncls and learned wrestling to- etlicr at Chattanooga, Tenn. In icir first showing as a team in lythevilte they made a big hit with ic fans which resulted in a n- urn booking. Kncllscn made his first appear- nce here in more than a year last vctk 'when he teamed with Bill Canny to beat Gllpln and Swede Nelson. Knellscn is considered on» of the toughest grapplers In the gattic tortay, 'I"wo one-fall preliminary bouU •ue also on the card with Roberta meeting Gosselt In Ihe first mnd Kiicilscn Inking on Gilpln In th* second. starling American and National League lineups for the all-star gam* n O'omiskcy park here July 11. George Kcll, hard hitting Detroit third baseman, is the highest vot* getter in cither league with 267,253. Reese Leading Shortstop Vote CHICAGO. June 24. W)— Harold (Pee Wee) Reese of the Brooklyn Dodgers has passed Marty Marlon of the St. Louis Cardinals In National League sliorlstop voting In the national all-star baseball poll. Reese today had collected R lolal of 219.924 votes to 217,102 for Marlon In the balloting to select the Rent A Car ... Drive It Yourself Fresh Crappi* Chicken Dinner Package Delivery Any when Simpson's Cafe STATE LINE Phone* 49/18 - 937 'Yesterday's Results Southern Association Mobile 5, Birmingham 4 15 In Dings ', Memphis 4-3. ChatUinooga 2-1 Nashville 15. Little Rock 2 Only games scheduled National fragile Brooklyn 15. Pittsburgh 3 Boston- 4, St. Louis 3 New York 5, Cincinnati 1 Chicago 7, Philadelphia 4 Americans Boost Fruit NEW YORK —W/— Americans have more than doubled their consumption of canned [ruits and vegetables in the p.isl 25 years, says the American Can Co. M the same time they have increased their use of fresh fruits and vegetables. In 1925, the average American ate 39 pounds of canned fruits and vegetables. Last year the fisure was 83 pounds- In 192S the figure for the fresh variety was 336 pounds Now it is 285 pounds. Shreveport Signs Schoolboy Rowe SHREVEPORT. La., June 2-1. l — The Shreveport Sports of _ the Texas League have signed Lynwooci (Schoolboy) Rowe, long-time major league star from El Dorado. Ark. Rowe. who topped the American Leag-ue pitchers with a 16-3 record for Detroit in 1940. recently was released by San Diego of (he Pacific Coast League. Bnnneau Peters, president of the Shrcvepnrt club, said lie thought (he veteran righthander would !>c a big help to the Sports' mound staff. Today's- Games Snulhern Association Memphis at Chattanooga night Birmingham at Mobile night Little Rock at Nashville night Atlanta at New Orleans nighl American League Detroit 10, New York 9 •* Boston 12, St. Louis 9 Cleveland 13, Washington 4 Chicago 11, Philadelphia 5 National I.rajtne Pittsburgh at Brooklyn night Cincinnati at New York St. Louis at Boston night Chicago at Philadelphia American Leajrue New York at Detroit Washington at Cleveland Boston at St. Louis Philadelphia at Chicago. ANOTHER STRIKE AGAINST THE PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE SERVED BY 5 WESTERN RAILROADS President Truman's EMERGENCY BOARD recommends • 40-hour week and a pay in«r*aso of 18 cents an hour, or $1.44 a day for switchmen represented by the Switchmen's Union of North America. • Notwithstanding the tremendous increase in their expenses involved, the Railroads' answer to Board is... Champ Sees Action NEW ORLEANS. June 24 MV- Tommy Barnes ot Atlanta seeks his third championship today it) Ihe southern amateur gulf finals over the 6,538 yard New Orleans Country Club Course. He (aces medalist. Dale Morey. Dallas, In the 36-lioIe match. GLASS INSTALLED Satisfaction Guaranteed Blytheville Glass & Paint Co. Union leaders' answer to Board is.. YES! NO! FREE WASH JOB When You Have Your Car Greased and Oil Changed. Chamblin Sales Co. R.R. and Ash Phone 6888 In face of Board findings to the contrary, union leaders Insist on 48 hours pay for 4O hours work. This would b« an average Increase of 31 cents an hour, or $2.48 a day. So Union leaders have called a completely unjustified strike on 5 Western railroads, effective June 25. BLYTKEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, June 26 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Adults SOc—Children ISc Red Roberts & Stocky Kneilsen rs. Eddie Gossett & Lucky GHpin For Reserved Scats, Call 3389 Also 2 1-Fall 30 Minute Matches Roberts vs. Gossett Kneilsen vs. Gilpin On June 15, nn Emergency Board appointed by President Truman under the terms of the Railway Lalx>r Act recommended the railroads grant switchmen a 40-hour v;eck and a wage increase of 18 cents an hour, or $1.'14 for an 8-hour day. Despite the adder! fimincinl burden involved, Ihe railroads are ready to accept these recommendations, as they have always accepted Emergency Board recommendations on national issues. But the leaders of Uic Switchmen's Union refuse to accept! They demand an • vernge increase of 31 CENTS AN HOUR OR £2.48 A DAY—although their prescntearn- ingfi are substantially higher Ulan Ihose of workers in other industries! Board Sajs Dcm«nds Unjuslificd. In iU report, the Board declared this demand unjustified by all the evidence presented. It also pointed out that it would give the xwilchmen an unfair pay advantage over other groups of railroad Rm- jiloyes, and would add too grc»l a burden lo railroad costs. Here is another case of a railroad union flouting the findings of (in Emergency Board—another case of calling a crippling ilrike in an outrageous and recltlew at- tempt to force demands which the Board clearly labels as unjustified! I/eadern of the Switchmen's Union are calling this strike in defiance of the Board — in defiance of the facts— and at the expense of the public! In its report on this case, the Board made this statement: "Th. r«»ro«rf Induilry, th* toltrd b«- R«v«t, n««dt abov< oH •(>• • >t«rlo<l of r«l«ttv» .f«fc»lty to •rfH"' t» Br«»«nt c»«np«tWv» poit-wer Despite this warning, the leaders of Ihe Switchmen's Union ore upsetting the upple-cart— forcing R completely unjustified strike »g*in»l everybody who uses the railroad*. II in time' lo put an end to such un- American Uctics! FIVE WESTERN RAILROADS AFFECTED BY THE JUNE 25 STRIKE T/w f;v* railroadt of/*<f«W bjr thii tlrili*, which go»i info •ffxt ot 4:00 AM focof time, Sundoy, Jurw 25, 1950, am \ C)i[ci|4 fiftat Witiira RiilwiT CrayMf CKciii. Rick Mat I ncifit Ii*u4 CMsaq Tk Gttntr I lit dm* WtsOn IMHd CiaiHf Sitlt Knlwn CM*** Iki Wulm Picific Killrt The Answer (o » R»w Attempt At Dictatorship is "No!" In the interest of the public who depend on the railroads every day, there can be only one answer to this outrageous and dictatorial action by the leaders of the Switchmen's Union. And that answer U—"NOr* SOUTMEASTIBN • WtSTfR* RAILROAD W» «r» publishing th'n and other advertix-menls to talk (o you •t fint band about autUra wbkb a» important to •vMybody,

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