The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 26, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 26, 1950
Page 10
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PAGE TEH BIYTHEViLLK (ARK.) qOURlKR NKW» MONDAY, Jinn M, IMt District Three Semi-Pro Baseball Tournament Opens In Manila Friday Twelve of llie leading semi-pro baseball ball teams of Northeast Arkansas will com-* pete in the state's District -Three National Baseball Congress tournament which opens at Jaycee Field in Manila Friday nijrht, it was announced today. The tournament, the first of its* ~~~~~—* kind to be lieJd in thLs area In recent years, i.s under the sponsorship of the National Baseball Congress and its purpose i.s to pick a representative of the state's third athleltc district to the .state semipro tournament In August. The district tournament will be under the supervision of Harold (Trigger) Walts of Manila, a former minor league player who LS now a member of the Manila Jay- cces, an Independent team. PJay In the league will get underpay Friday night with a twl-' night doublcheader and will continue through Thursday of next week, Mr. Walls said. However, no tourney games will be played Sunday or Tuesday which is the Fourth of July. Two dimes Nishlly Mr. Walls said that twi-night doubleheaders will be played each night beginning at 6 o'clock. The finals will be played Thursday night of next week. Among (he teams entering the tournament are the Joncsbnro Tigers and the Jonesboro Red Sox, Armorel. Luxora, Number Nine, Manila, Keiscr. Lepanto. Trumann. Stanford and Light. A trophy will be presented to the winner through the NBC by the Coca Cola Bottling Company. The first place trophy has already arrived and will be put on display in Manila. Mr. Walls stated that an all-district team will also be picked with players chosen on the honor team to receive certificates from the NBC. While Mr. Walls will supervise play in the tonnament it will be under the direction of A. A. Tip ton of Manila, district commissioner for the National Baseball Congress. Cotton Pickers Make It Two n Row with Win Over Osceola Osceola Stars Play Ark-Mo At Hale Field Blytheville's Junior Legion Cotton Pickers made it two victories in ft row yesterday defeating Osceola's junior Legion team 7-3 in an abbreviated contesl at Armorel Park. The game was the nightcap of a doubleheader and was cut to only £ive innings due to the first game lasting 14 innings. In the first game Armorel defeated Luxora 1-0. Pug Emery opened on the hill for the Pickers and worked four full innings giving ,up only three hits. He was relieved in the fifth by Jerry Dyer. The Pickers look the lead early with a single run in the first Inning. They added four in the third and two in the fourlh lo ice things. Osceola pushed across one run in the fourth and two in the fifth. Bobby Chlldrcss led Blythcville's hitting with two hits in two times 'at bat and Bennett, Spiers and Center got Osceola's three hits. Kennedy went all tin way for Osceola. Oscecla Sharp ss , Bennett ss ....... McClean cf .... Hill Ib Spiers 3b Stevens If Kennedy Wilbank 2b Langston rf Center c Totals Blytheville Belknap ss Garner 2b Koonce c O'Neal 3b Chlldrcss If '. Langley ib Halsell cf Halstead rf Emmery p Dyer p Totals AB R H I ..... S 1 i 0 1 . .11 J S AB R H ..111 ..200 ..111 ..211 ..202 ..200 ..200 0 0 .. 3 .. 1 .. 0 2 1 0 0 ... 15 7 6 Miners Swamp Keiser 28-3 The Number tttMrs took ; 28-3 victory from Keiser in an abbreviated Mississippi County Leagui game at Keiser yesterday afternoon Keiser called the game in in,, eighth inning after the Miners had taken their overwhelming lead. Rudy vrska went the route fo the Niners allowing eight hits in eluding one home run. Keiser used four pitchers in Ih,. fray but were unable to stop the booming bats of the Niners. Bill fiounsavall led Number N'ini hitting with a pair of home rui Lopez collected a triple, double ai two singles for the victors. The capital city of Canberra Australia ,was designed by American architect. RIGHT ON THE NOSE—Sparring p.irlncr Jimmy Taylor lands a left jab smack dab on Jake LaMotla's proboscis at Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. The recipient is preparing 16 defend the world middleweight championship against cx-tilleholder Rocky Graziano at the Polo Grounds, June 28. ' Kenny Merritt Has Field Day; Wins 2 Games Kenny Merritt, big righlhan'ded 'astballer, pitched and won himself a doublehcader for the Luto.s store line of the Mississippi County Semi-Pro League yesterday. Merritt set the Dlythcvilie Cardinals down 17-3 in the first game A'illi a neat five-hitter and in the econd game he let 'Ktov.-ah have but eight hits In winning 14-1. In the two games Merrill whiffed 28 batters striking out 15 in the rst game and 13 in the second. He ilso helped out with his bat eet- '.ing three hits in four trips in Ihe Nrst game and two for five inclining a home run. In the second. The double win moved Lutes into * three-way tie with Keiscr and Number Nine for the first-halt lead. Each of the three teams have 5-2 records. First Game Lutes AB R :V R. Lilies If 6 2 4 3 S I Sports Roundup HUGH FULLERTON JR. NEW YORK. June 26. (/n—"Mr. :nside" reports: that, you can expect .some action on the deal to sell he Athletics "when they return iome." (They open at Shibc Park omorrow night) although the sale probably won't be completed before he end of the season, . . . That :daho won't'follow Montana's ex- itnple and drop out of (he Pacific Coast Conference, although the cir- ult's southern members would ;ladly trade the Vandals for St. Mary's or Santa Clara. . . . That ,he Washington and. Lee Board of Trustees 1ms instructed the ath- etic stuff In make no further commitments to schoolboy athletes tm- il after a big meeting in July to discuss aihlelic policies. But the :aff Isn't worrying because this •ear's commitments already have ieen made. . . . That Chairman corgc Jones of the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission is considering resigning—which would give Ox Darosa • the free hand he has any- vay. CIrcudy, With Shnwprs Jim Jeffers, Auburn fullback, has a summer job with a Maywood. III.. rrlgatlon company, installing auto- matte sprinkler systems. ... If he nns Into a tough assignment, Jim :an always call in a football coach and lake away his crying towel. An all-star learn picked from players in Osceola's City Softball League will meet the Ark-Mo Kilo- wiitlcrs or Blytheville's City League at Hale Field in Osceola July 7, it was announced this morning by Charles Jolliff, manager of the Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Jolliff stated that the league extended fin Invitation to the Kllo- wattcrs this morning and that the invitation was accepted. The Kllo- watters arc currently leading the Blytheville league. Mr. Jolliff staled that managers of teams in the Osceola league will meet Wednesday to pick the all- stars. .Manager of the team leading the league at the end of first half play will serve as star manager. At present Tim Bowles Motor Company and the Home Oil Company are tied lor league leadership. Both these teams are scheduled .for action tonight with Bowles meeting the Ben P. Butler Company and Home oil playing .the George Motor Company. Proceeds of the all-star contest will go to Osceola's summer recreation program, Mr. Jollitf said. Monday Malinccr Tibcrio Milri will be celebrating lls 24th birthday July 12 when he ights Jake LaMotta for the mld- llewelght title. . . . Red Sanders, UCLA football coach, is coming -ip with what amounts to a six-man backficld next fall. He IiKd so much success using big Bob Wilkinson on end-around plays that he has switched Bob Watson from wingback to the other end for similar service. . . . Detroit's Molor City Dpen golf tournament is a cinch to be a financial success just on the. sale of program advertising. After taking in S48.000. Chairman Harold Kelly cracked: "A lot of people were mad to be left out. I guess well hnve to print a supplementary program.". . Hearing; that Bcii Hogan had asked golf writers to quit writing about his legs, Louisville's Tommy Fitzgerald suggested: "They'll probably start' writing about Betty arable's golf game now." rcmlin' and Fussin* Look for a real grudge battle when the Georgia and Maryland football teams open (he season. Sept. 23. ... Their only previous meeting was a 20-20 tic in the Gator Bowl in 1918. . . . When the captains were about to flip a coin for possession of (he ball. Maryland coach Jim Talnm remarked' "We deserve the ball. We deserved to win (he game." And he kept It Georgia's Wally Bulls still is quoting figures to show his team deserved the prize, since the Bulldogs SOUTllKKN ASSOCIATION W I, Tel. Atlanta ..47 22 .081 Birmingham 41 27 .603 Memphis 42 29 .492 Nashville 36 XI .829 New Orleans B 3* .485 Mobile Chattanooga Little Rock . SI 38 .449 . 20 43 .403 . 11 60 .251 NATIONAL LEAGUE W I, Tel. Brooklyn 34 2S .596 Philadelphia 34 24 .586 St. Louis 34 25 .576 Boston 32 21 .542 Chicago M 27 .518 New York 20 '29 .500 Pilttburfih 22 3ft .307 Cincinnati 18 40 .322 AMKK1CA.N LEAGUE W I. Pel. J.' Duclos ss ... McHaffey 2b Denton rf .. Duclos 3b Hay c Mitchell cf A. Duclos Ib Merritt p Detroit . ... Nev: York . Cleveland . Boston , Wash Ing toil Chicago . .. Philadelphia St. Louis . ., 40 19 30 315 30 30 .545 .152 .443 .678 24 .619 .581 . .. 28 34 ..21 31 Ycsl ore: 4 4 4 4 4 4 Totals Blytheville Eubanks 2b King Ib Stanley ss odwln cf B. Beard If Orerton 3b Mitchell rf L. Beard p G. Beard p Totals ................. Second Game Lutes R. Lutes If ............. ' J. Duclos s.1 ............ B. Lutes Ib ............. Denton rf ............... Duclos 3b ............... . 52 17 19 AB II II 300 1 0 0 b i 30 3 5 AB R H .ill .5 A. Duclo.s 2b ............. Mitchell cf .............. Merritt p ........... .•... M. Hay rf C. L\lles c ................. I Only Veterans Retrain in PGA Tourney Field COLUMBUS. O.. June 26. (..Pj_ The S40.000 National PGA Golf Tournament is making a farce o the old axiom that youth must be served. There are no youngsters (in Ihe 20-year old classifications) left in the meet today. Usually the six-day tortuous grind sends the older pro. to sipping tall ones on the veranda. This 1950 meet on the long 7,032- yard Scioto Country Club course has become, generally, a race of darkhorses—older ones. Into the 36-hole semi-finals go such aged in the wood conlestatits as Henry Picard, responding like an old fire horse; Henry Williams. Jr., of Secane. Pa.; Chandler Harper of Portsmouth. Va., and raln- bow-hued Jimmy Demaret. Dem.uet. 40, is of course, well known and should be ranked heads above Ihe company he is keeping in the semi finals. The youngest in the 30 holes of match play today is Williams. 33. The semi finals send Demaret against Harper and Picard after Williams. Totals Etowah Weather 3b ... Dairl 2b Dunkin rf Nash Ib Pemberton If ... Hastings If 41 H 23 AB R H 4 4 1 4 0 4 0 4 0 1 C. Weathers .ss ............ 4 O. Weathers cf ............ 3 Sharp c ................. . . 3 Adkinson p ............... 3 Totals .................. »4 1 8 ... 22 41 .349 ... 20 40 J33 Results Southern Association Memphis 3, Chattanooga 2 Mobile 8. Birmingham 6 Knshville 8-6. Little Roc!< 3-2 Atlanta 7-5, New Orleans 4-7 \ationa! I.raitue Cincinnati G-6. New York 3-4 Pittsburgh 16. Brooklyn 11 Boston 4. St. Louis 0 Chicago ll-l, Philadelphia 8-2 American League New York 8-3. Detroit 2-6 Boston 11-8. St. Louis 5-2 Cleveland 7-3, Washington 6-5 Chicago 7-4. Philadelphia 6-13 Todav s Games Southern Association Atlanta at Now Oilcans night Birmingham at Mobile night Little Rock at Nashville night Only games scheduled National Lra;ue No games scheduled American League Chicago at Detroit Only game scheduled Normal Ball Takes Another Beating; 31 Homers Hit in Majors Yesterday West's Single Beats Luxora 7-0 in 14th A. W. (Frit?.) West, hurler for the Armorel Tigers, won his own ball game yesterday with a run producing single in tile bottom halt of the 14th inning ns the Tigers downed Luxora 1-0. The extra inning pame was the first lilt of a doublchcadcr played at Armorel Park. Itl the second gnme the Blytheville junior Legion team defeated Osceola 7-3. West allowed Luxora but three hits over the 14 inning route while he and his teammates were collecting nine off two Luxora pitchers. West's single in the 14th scored J. L. Johnson wl^o had doubled ahead of him. Armorel AB R n M "tt 3b R o 2 1'-- "s '>') . G 0 l G. D-'-c 1 - ss 6 0 A. Bunch cf 6 o Whistle c S 0 Johnson Ib 5 l Fllis If 6 Cnfii'^T) rf o Ill-Four, Baggers' Hit in Four Days; Cards Lose 4-0 By Joe Rdchlcr Associated I'rcss Sports Writer Quick now. baseball fans, what is a bunt? Silly question? Not at all. In this era of the lively ball the bunt, along with the stolen base, hit-and-run and squeeze play, is becoming as extinct as the dodo bird. Why lay down a sacrifice bunt when king homer sits on the llirone and every pitched ball lias n four- base label on it? Never have (he poor pitchers been pounded so unmercifully as in the past four days. Since Thursday unsympathetic batters have slammed them for 111' homers including 31 yesterday. Five players hit a pair of homers yesterday. They were Ralph Kincr, Pittsburgh; Hank Saucr. Chicago Cubs; Larry Doby and Ray Boone, Cleveland, and Eddie Joost, Phila- 3 i uelr.hia Athletics. West p Overs' Itonicr \Vins was a '.hree-run homer by Hoot Evers in (he last of the eighth that gave'the Tigers a G-3 second Totals r.nxora B. Wixon 2b li. Conners rf Baker 11 iVoymnn M Wrishl Ib J. Conners 3b C. Wixon cf White c D. Conners p Waits p Totals Adoption Offers Pour In LONG BEACH. Calif. (/TV-Carroll Anne Vosburg. 12. reports she had 50 offers to adopt her pets after a picture of the girl and her Ihrce baby skunks appeared in the Long Beach Press-Telegram. 0 0 1 0 - «ame victory and a split of their 0 [ double-header with the Yankees. 2 j Homers by Joe DiMaggio and Hank — Bauer helped Eddie Lopat and the 9 Yankees win the opener against H Hal Ncwhouser, 8-2. 1 The split left the American 0 j League leading Tigers still three 1 I games in front of the runner-up ' ' Yankees. B ! The climbing Cleveland Indians 0 i\Ycre slopped by Washington, 5-3, Q! after winning the opener* of a dou- „ I We header. 7-6, for their fifth 0 straight. Four homers, capped uy Al Rosen's grand slammer in the eighth, won the first game for Early Wynn. The Red Sox swept a pair from St. Louis. 11-5 and 8-2, to give them four straight over the Browns—All under the management of Steve O'Neill. Walter Mastcrson pitched his first complete game lor the winners. J'hils Mova Up Philadelphia's Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox, 13-4, in the GAS 7 OR or LP-GAS had an edge in first downs and offensive yardage. Silks and Sat on Tn contrast to most jockeys, who serve a long apprenticeship before they don racing silks, Willie Downs got the costume first and then the job. . . Willie posed for a cover picture tor a racing magazine and lookeii so much like a jockey that he xvas persuaded to try It. ... He learned the trade on a Maryland farm and now is a popular rider on the Maryland-Delawarc-New Jersey circuit. . . . This proves, of course, that you can't keep a good man downs. Roberts, Kneilsen Wrestle Tonipht Red Roberts and Stocky Kneilsen will team against Lucky Gilpin and Eddie Gossett In the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium tonight. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the card. In the first Roberts will meet Gossett and in Ihe second Kneilsen will take on Gilpin. The first bout is scheduled for 8:15. Soy goodbye to sweating walls, headache fumes" and poor heat! Gel a Coleman now and savel Fitt In lh* fkxx-Neods no basementl Shallow ' Models also available! Memphis Pups Invade Park; ' Meet Hudson The Memphis Greyhounds, one of [he strongest Softball teams In the Memphis area, invade Walker Park tonight to meet the Burnett Hudson Pacemakers. The game Is act for 8:15. Tile Greyhound* come to Blytheville boasting an unblemished record having been undefeated In play this season. They play In one of the lop intra-clty leagues In 'Memphm and have met and defeated some of the top ranking teams of the Mid-South. The Pacemakers are members of both Ihe Blytheville Y's City Softball League and. the Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri loop and are one of the top teams In both circuits. They have yet to be de- fCRled by an out-of-town team on the Blytheville diamond. Billy Denton, ace of the Pacemakers' mound staff who has hurled two no-hit games this season, will work for the Hudson team in tonight's game. second game of a double header. The Sox '.von the opener, 1-6. Philadelphia's Phils' rose within a half game of the National League leading Dodgers by dividing a twin bill with Chicago while the Pirates were thrashing Brooklyn, 16-11. The Phils wont he second, game, 2-1, after the cubs had won the opener. 11-8. Vern Bickford. Boston right hander, blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0, and the Cincinnati Hedj swept a twin bill from the Giants, 6-3 and 6-4. Richie Ashburn's single with th« bases loaded and two out in th« bottom of the ninth enabled Philadelphia's Robin Roberts to earn * pitching duel from Bob Rush for his ninth triumph. Swell Blackwell gained his fifth triumph for the Reds In the first game -while Frank Smith .won hi.i first game of the season in th» nightcap against the Giants. ays To Get Your !l FLOOR FURNACE Here's Why We Make This Summer Special Price: During the summer our installers aren't busy, but later we'll be swamped. So to make it worth your while and lighten our installing work later, we make you this special offer of 15JI off. Act now and save at our expense! BUT YOU MUST HURRY! This offer good for a limited time only. Come in today for s Coleman—the floor furnace that means extra comfort for you. 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