The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 8, 1950 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 8, 1950
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SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1980 BLYTHEVI1.LR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Phils Tie Cardinals for National Lead Simmons Turns Back Bums 7-2 Checks Red Birds 9-1; Detroit Trips Indians Behind Gray By JACK HAND ( Pre« Sporli Writer) Remember when Curt Simmons was "the »65,000 bonus bust"? and Ted-Gray was just. Art Houttc- man's roomie? Now they're the surprise pitchers of baseball. Scouts always said Simmons and Gray would make it big "someday". They didn't say when. Pew thouglil it would be 1950. But where would the Phillies be without Simmons' 10 wins. Or Detroit without Gray's 10? They wouldn't be fighting for a pennant Simmons got his big chance wliei Manager Eddie Sawyer searched for another starter. He gave the young lefthander a turn and never skip ped him. The bonus baby, only 21 was wild but he made up for tha wit'i a whizzing strikeout pitch. With Ken Heintzelman still groping for his second victory and RUSS Meyer ' Just beginning to hit his stride, the Phils would be bumping • round in the second division if jns hadn't made good. Naw, Simmons' 7 to 2 win over oklyn last night, they're tied for the lead with St. Louis. Same story with Gray. For years the Tigers waited for the southpaw to tame his wildness. He came up with Houtteman but Art zoomed ahead while Ted struggled for control. Trucks Has Sow: Arm Gray's rote became all-important to Manager Red Rolfe when Virgil Trucks, his strikeout ace, came up Trith A sore arm In mid-May. A heavy burden fell on Gray and he responded like a champion. Four of his 10 wins were scored against the powerful Boston Reti Sox. Cleveland became his 10th victim last night when he let down thn Indians with four hits, 5-2. It was an important victory in the opener of a big series with the onrushing tribe. A crowd of 55,145 saw Gray whip Bobby Feller to keep the Ticers 3 1[2 games ahead of New York, which downed Boston. 5-2. Nine men went to bat against Feller In » four-run first inning featured by Gerry Priddy's homer with a man en. Gray made Manager Lou Boud- resu, pinch hitting for Feller, hit Into & double play with the bases loaded In the seventh. He struck «JJ*,AI Rosen and forced Ike Boone 4lf hit into a game-ending double play In th* ninth. The Yankees used R pair of two- nm homers by Gene Woodling and Cliff Mapes bo spoil Rookie Dick Littlefield's big league debut with Boston. Only Red Sox scoring off Allia Renolds was Ted Williams' 35th homer nlto the upper richt field stands with a mayn on in the eighth. Littlefleld from Birmingham Iiittlefield. just arrived from Birmingham, showed to good advantage in defeat. He gave up only lour hits but walked six. Each homer followed a walk. Washington shelled Bob Hooper, who had beaten the Nats three straight, for 16 hits enroute to a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia A's. - Chicago and St. Louis split a twilight - night doublcheader. Dave Phllley's two-run homer in the seventh gave Bobby Cain and the White Sox a 5-2 decision In the first game. Owen Friend's 10th inning single won the 4-3 secom game for St. Louis. The split moved the Browns into a seventh-place tie with the A's. Pittsburgh snapped St. Louis' ' seven-game streak. EM, in the National League to drop the Cardinals Into their first place tie with the Kills. Four runs in the sixth inning, routing Ralph Branca, did the trick for the Phils against Brooklyn as Simmons yielded seven hits including Roy Campanula's 16th homer. Pittsburgh flattened Gerry Sta- jft:y with a six-run blast in the first 'Inning while 20-year-old Veirr.on Law went, the route for his Mrst big league victory- Ralph Kiner touched up reliefer Fred Martin for . his 23rd homer with a man on in the second. Johnny Sain, overlooked in the all-star picking, became the first biif leaguer to hit the 12-wlu mirk, subduing New York. S-2. Larry Janscn, his opponent. wa.> knocked out in the fifth, to end a seven- game will streak. Connie Ryan stole home on Johnny Vander Mcer in the llth inning for cincinnti's 5-4 edge over Chicago. It was the only day game. Sports Roundup By HUGH FUI.LERTON JR. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Atlanta . Birmingham . Memphis . .. Nashville . .. New Orleans Mobile Chattanooga W 51 48 45 44 S9 37 35 TROUBLESOME TIGERS—The bii; trals of Detroit's young outfield SU.-UIH; by Hoot Evcrs, Vic Werlz and Johnny Groth, left lo right, is one strong reason why the Tigers yrc running a fronl race in the American .League pennant tussle. Cotton Pickers Drop Game 9-4; Face Memphis 9 Tomorrow Roberts, Getz To Meet Moody And Martinez Hough Red Roberts, the former Little Rock undertaker, will bring along one of his fjivorite partners, Al Getz, Monday night for the tag matoh feature of the American Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium. Roberts and Getz will team ngainst big Jack Moody and Charley .tartinez in the tag bout which vill be best two of three falls over ;he 90-minute time limit route. This bout will very nearly stack up with last Monday night's roughic which sent Martinez and Finis Hall against Getz and Waller Strois. Both Roberts and Getz are students of rough and tumble grappling and are considered tough opponents in all circles. This will be the second appearance here for Martinez. He made his debut before a Blytlieville crowd on last Monday night's Fourth of July special. He came to this areii rated as one of the best newcomers ever to perform in the auditorium ring. Two one-fall preliminary bouts also are on the card. In the first, Getz will meet Moody, with Roberts taking on Martinez in the second. + BlythevIMe's Junoir Legion CoUon Pickers after dropping a 9-4 decision to a strong West Memphis .earn yesterday afternoon, face another tough one tomorrow afternoon, the B! nek burn-Stevens Junior Legionnaires of Memphis. The Pickers will play Memphis nine as the first game of doubleheader at Armorel Park. In the second game Armorel's Tigers are scheduled to meet the Manila Jay- cee.s. The first game will start at 2 o'clock. The Pickers spotted the visiting West Memphians their nine run? the first three innings. After that they shut the door but it WOF too late. The damage had been done. Six Base Blows SN Nine Tops Moformen 7-4 In CSL Game Sullivan-Nelson's Chevrolet: got back on the winning trail last night with a 7-4 decision over the Blytheville Motor Company Mntormen in R City Softbtll League game played Kt Walker Park. The Clieyrolets coup.erl 10 ba.-,e hits, Including two home runs w: three Blytlieville Molor errors lo tcore their runs whilo the Motorme. were getting only six h.ts. including a pair of four baggers, o. •" Uie offerings of Billy Baker. Peter Burnhnm anc 1 Lynn Eaton homered for Sullivan-Nelson and Mehang and Haney for I lie Motormen Burnh^m also sjt two singles and a triple to lend the chevroiets hiltmj' and Hancy got a triple. C- ly one in e was plr.yctl in the lec.nue last n.s-ht. Bur:-.e'.t Uurlso: va» schedule.! Co play the. Razor- brrk.: but th: 1 L,nme WE:. C ix.stponcc Ixcl.use of in.' Pacemaker* scheduled game ivitn Kennot:,. Coach Jimmy Fisher's team scored single tallies in the first and fifth frames and rallied for two in the ninth. That was all they could manage off Shocks, West Memphis starter. Sheeks allowed them but six base blows. The Pickers got good pitching from starter Pug Emery and relief- er Ted Vance hut shaky backing was their downfall. Emery worked six innings and Vance three. Together they fanned 18 West Memphis batters. But this was offset by 'our bases on balls, an error and 10 hits, two of them for extra bases. Sttre Triples Blytheville's eight hits were distributed evenly among eight bat- :ers with Sonny Stire's triple being the longest blow. Sheeks and Jennings led West Memphis' attack with two hits each. The Blackburn-Stevens nine Is one of the lending Legion teams of Memphis' park league. This will be their first game with the Pickers this year. Coach Fisher that he was undecided as to who would start on the mound against the Memphis team. NEW YORK, July 8. (a') — The Boston Braves were heading home from what Manager Billy Southworth called "an all-Important swing" In which they faced all the other eastern club.? of the National League. ..and Billy, while he seemed well' satisfied with the results, obviously had his mind on pitching ..."It will be a close race right down to the wire," said Southworth with conviction if not originality... "Look at the standings; that's about it...Brooklyn Is 4-l'2 games behind; That's tco good a team to slay so far back. The Cardinals are getting their injured players back and they have a long home stand which gives them a chance to build up a big lead...We've managed to do pretty well against the Phillies, but Ihey have all those good young pitchers ...They're all tough.".. .How about your club, Billy?. .."I've got three pitchers," he said rather sadly, "three pitchers, Sain, Spahu and Bickford—Hogue on relief.. .that's lot much when the doublelieadcrs ccme around. ..but I'll tell you this: I'll get us much out of them as anybody; I'll spread them out and go as far as we can." Off the Anna Once started on the' subject, Billy couldn't scorn to get away from pitching staffs. .."St. Louis has four good lefties, Brccheen, Brazlc, La- nicr and Pellet; Munger, Staley and Martin for right-handers," he pointed out..."And Ted Wilks is about ready again; he'll help them a lot on relief—and now they've got Al Papal.. .Besides, the Cardinals have the best reserve strength In the league. I'd say Eddie Dyer's problem is who to send out.".. .The Phillies?.. ."Well, they have those five good kids. Robin Roberts is a little more seasoned than the rest and you can't laugh off Bob Miller's 8 and 0 record. He could be selected as the rookie of the year...Then there's Curt Simmons, Ken Johnson and Bubba Church.;. And you wouldn't be afraid to start some of the older pitchers like Russ Meyer and Ken Heintzelman.. .And there's Konstanty on relief—and Bllx Donnelly.".. You could almost see Billy's mouth water as he named them... How about Brooklyn's pitching? It hasn't looked too good lately "They've got numbers." said South- worth'as he ticked them off on his fingers, "and they're good pitchers. I wouldn't mind having any of them .. .But you couldn't afford to buy any of them; the price would be [>rohibitive...Thcy might be worth it, but you still couldn't afford to buy "em." Little Rock . 24 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L .it. Louis 43 28 Philadelphia 43 28 Boston 40 31 Brooklyn 37 31 Chicago 33 35 New York J-l 38 Cincinnati 28 44 Pittsburgh 25 46 AMERICAN Detroit . ... New York . Cleveland . . Boston Washington Chicago . Philadelphia St. Louis . . LEAGUE W L 48 24 ....46 27 44 31 41 3.1 ....34 33 . ... 33 -S3 ....25 48 25 48 Pet .646 .COB .658 .643 .481 .470 .470 .305 Pet .606 .006 .063 .544 ,465 .47! .311 .352 ret .US' .613 .58' 5-V .4fiG .43 .3-12 .342 [handler Changes Mind; Hank Sauer, Not Snider, Will Start for Nationals By JKKRV LISKA CHICAGO, July 8, (AP)—Tlie "Saner" note was fixed and the intra-family squab- ling over personnel in next Tuesday's all-star game nt Comiskey Park had mostly sub- iclcd today. «A "signals-over" ruling by Com- iilssloner A. H. chandler and some ood, old American tongue (Ight- ng spirit yesterday settled most, of ho difficulty. Furthermore. R sellout crowd of ,0.000 wns assured for the nth mld- , summer baseball , classic when mall Yesterday's Results Southern Association Atlantn 5. Mobile 4 (10 innings) Birmingham 1G. New Orleans 3 Nashville 8. Memphis 4 Little Rock 10, Chattanooga 4 National league Pittsburgh 0, SI. Louin I Philadelphia 7, Brooklyn 2 Boston 8. New York 2 Cincinnati 5. Chicago 4 (11 Inn ings) American League New York 5. Boston 2 Detroit 5, Cleveland 2 Washington 7. Philadelphia 5 Chicago D-3. St. Louis 2-4 (secom game 10 Innings) Today's Games Southern Association Chattanooga at Memphis, night Mobile at Atlanta, night New Orleans at Birmingham night Nashville nt Little Rock, night National St. Louis at Pittsburgh Philadelphia at Brooklyn -«New York nt Boston, night Cincinnati at Chicago American League Boston at New York Cleveland at Detroit Washington at Philadelphia Chicago at St. Louts (2 twi-night) Borons Win Gome and Protest To Keep Ail-Star Hopes Alive The Catch In It Just to change the subject, you asked Southworlh about his own catching staff.. .First it was Del Cranuall who had been laid up with injuries, now Walker Cooper, who isn't exactly young.. ."Cooper's all right," said Billy firmly. "You can have Roy Campanella. Ele's a good catcher—but I'll take Cooper...And Crandall is coming around and will be a lot of help to Cooper.. .He's a good receiver, has a great arm and is getting his base hits. What more could you want?".. .After an hour's listening, you could answer that for Billy—another pitcher or two. Ark-Mo Defeats Courier Nine 5-4 Ark-Mo, cellar team of the Bay Window Softball League, knocked off the Courier News Dirty, Sox 5-4 In a league game played at Little Field yesterday afternoon. Harry Gray gave the Soxcrs only four hits while Hank Haines, ptich- ing for the Courier, allowed five. Errors afield hurt the Courier's cause. The league will open its final two weeks of play Monday afternoon. demands yestor- ' day gobbled up , (he rtMiinlnliig !.- 2CO bleacher seats, Chandler, discovering thut fan polls tire not to be taken lighlly, directed that Hank Saner of tha Cr.i- cuso Cute m u s t start in the National League out- Happy Chandler field. That again left Burl Shotton, the National loop pilnt, resigned but still grousing over the net he has hvo starling left fielders nnd no Shotton thought that problem was fixed when Chtindloi 1 okayed n*e of Drooklyn's Duke Snider Instead of S:-ucr as a stir'"' Sauer wns the outfield choice of ;hc nation's Ian bal.luting.. i^: t- - ' another left-fielder, Pittsburgh's Ralph Kiner and right fielder ICnos Slaughter of St. Louis. From the American League cnniG assurance by their respective (vlots that pitchers Bob Lemon of the Cleveland Indians and Art lloultc- nian of the Detroit Tigers will lie ready for all-star Kamc action even though they will pitch ngiitnsl each other Sundny at Dotrolt lloLillcmaii tti flay On the subject of llnuttcninn, .MnnnRcr Red Rolfc of the Timers did an about-face after Indicating the star right-hander wouldn't bo available for the all-star game after pitching Sunday. Rolfe telegraphed American league President Will Harridgc yesterday and said It • nil was a big misunderstanding. "I am anxious to see the American League defeat its National League rivals once again," wired Rolfc. "T feel sure that Casey Stengel (the American all-slar boss) wants to use him Art will again do a fine job. He can use my pilchers in any way that ills own judgment dictates." Including Thursday night's games the eight American League starters held a .334 to .315 composite bat ting edge over the eight Naliona loop slarlcrs who also must play the first three Innings. Home run production Is [alvly ev en between the two starling arrays the Americans leading, 09 lo 00. b\l in nms batted in, the junior circuit holds a fat 400 to 370 bulge ovc the Nationals. ricnly of .300 Hitters The American League starter have only one lilllrr, ond sucker Bobby Doerr of Boston' Red Sox with .288. The Natlona League,__as of Thursday night, ha« four—sllbrtstop Nfarty Marion of th Cardinals with .277, Buccaneer T.-I ncr with .270; Sauer .200 and catch er Roy Campanctla of the with .239. The other American League start ers' Thursday stick marks Include By The Associated Press Between Boo Ferris and Southern Association president Charlie Hiirlh, HlrmliiBlmm still Is In the race for Ihe nll-slnr game. Ferris, once a star for the Boston fled Sox. won his game, 16-3. against New Orleans last night. Hurth Issued a ruling which erased « victory from the league leading Atlanta Crackers -record and a defeat from Ilirmlngham's. The Barons now are three games back of Atlanta and three games to play before the deadline Sunday to decide which team meets the all- slnrs July 18. IliiKli found Hint Atlanta Mnn- URCI- Dixie Walker wns In error Tuesday when lie listed Carl Uriel- qiilsl as Ills starling pllchcr but started Al Hcnncncheck against Blrmlnghnm Instead. Atlanta wan, B-l, but must rcnlay the game. Ferris pitched n sevcn-hlttcr.'Karl Olson hit n grand slnm homer for limlnsilnim nnd three other Barns added homers to make the ime o rout. Crackers Win While Walker lost at Hnrth'a bar t Justice he won n gnme for his lackers. Dixie hit a pop fly In ton errllory in the tenth Inning and 'ountry Brown scooted home will' lie winning run for A 6-4 victorj ver Mobile. The Little Rock Travelers won ncir fifth In six games and agnii :. wns Ralph Atkins who did the ifavy shelling instead of Pat Hag erty and Ken Humphrey, two o he Southern's leading batlers. At ins hit n grand slammer In the 10-4 victory over Chattanoog* to Increase his runs batted In to 33 nnd his homers to seven. Humphrey got three hits in five times at bat_ 1 singles—to Increase his average .398. Haggcrty got one for four. Itcher Art McConnell gave only x hits. Uarl Sawatskl got kid glove treat- lent from Memphis but Nashville eat the Chicks 8-4 Just the same, 'he Power hitter and the South- rn's 'most valuable" last year, alked five straight times. Hollands first dikes, says the Na- tiona" Geographic Society, were made 01 willow mattresses and clay Junior Linksters Vie for Stcfre Title PINE BLUFF. Ark., July 8. OF)— A two-day medal play tournament to dclcrmine Arkansas' junior golf champion and seven boys to represent the i'ate In the national meet started at the Pine Bluff Country Okb today. Forty-eight Hnkslcrs 19 years of at", nnd younger arc entered. The seven low scorers will be eligible for Ihe national junior tourney at Miss Brouoh Wins WimbSedon Title WIMBLEDON, July 8. (fit — Louise Brough of Beverly Hills. Calif., won the women's singles of the All-England lawn tennis championships today, defeating Mrs. Margaret Osborne Du Pont of Wilmington. Dell. The scores were 6-1, 3-C. 6-1 This Is the third straight year that both the women's and men's singles titles have gone to the United States. Budge Patty of Los Angeles, defeated Fiank Sedgman of Australia yesterday. It alFO Is the third Wimbledon singles crown in a row for Miss Brough. who defeated Mrs. DuPont in last year's finale. Thus the California girl Is the first to v.-in in three times running since Helen Wilts Moody of the U.S scored in 1927-28-29. Hudsons Drop Second Game In Two Tries Burnett Hudson's Pacemakers ist their second closely-played ontest In us many nights last isht, a 3-2 decision to the Tigers f Kennett, Mo., In a game played t Kennett. Thursday night the Hudson nine ost to the Dr. Pepper Bottlers of 'arugould by an identical score In Northeast Arkaasas-Southeast tissouri Leagu^ gainc j played at 'aragould. Last night's game was an 11-ln ilng pitching duel between Billy Jenton of the Pacemakers and Hollingcn of Kennett. Hollingcn truck out 18 Blythcvllle batters al- owing five hits. Denlon fanned 12 gave up only four hits, two of hem coming in the llth Inning after two were out U> account for he winning tally. The game also was a light de- ensive affair with the Pacemakers ilaying air tight afield. Shortstop Billy Wlxon was the defensive iparkplug of the Hudsons. Ames, la. Pa-orltes In the stale competition include members of last year's tlnee-man Arkansas team — Billy Hugh Brown and Eddie Kendall 01 Little Rock and E. B Gee, Jr Btylhevllle, ond the present Little Rock city champ. Skip Davis. BLYTKEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, July 10 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Adults SOc—Children ISc Red Roberts ond Al Getz vs. Charley Martinez and Jock Moody For Reserved Seals, Call 3389 Also 2 1-Foll 30 Minute Matches Getr vs. Moody Martinez vs. Roberts For Improoed KIDNEY FUNCTION In o mojority of ca«» investigated in several hospitals anc clinics, subnormal Kidney function wai Improved, Madder pain am discomfort reduced after rhe u» o Mountain Volley Water. If your doctor hot diagnc your condition 01 functional Kk ney impairment this natural, untreated mineral water may be v«r) beneficial. Try it fof a few wi H ij delicious, pure-tasting, OTK may be consumed freely. Crosstown Whiskey Shop Main & Division DO YOU OWN A HOME? HERE IS A SUMMER SPECIAL: S 50 Any ordinary house treated for termites - We don't have to practice or experiment on yuur job—we have had 12 years of experience All our work is done according lo regulations, our work is licensed by Ihe Arkansas State I'lap.t Hoard. FREE INSPECTION & ESTIMATE—IF NEEDED SUPERIOR TERMITE CO. H. C. Eilankenship 309 Bast Kentucky . .. ... L. J. Zcllcr Phone 2350 or 3579 WANTED EXPERIENCED SALESMAN To Sell Far ma 11 Tractors and International Trucks. A Good Deal for the Right Man BEN F. BUTLER CO. OSCEOLA Kcll with .308; outfielder I Doby of Cleveland with .357; firs ncker Wnlt Dropo of Boston wit 355; Detroit outfielder Walt Ever with M5; Boston's Ted Willlmn with .32-1; .shortstop I'hll Ruzzut of New York with .322; and catch or Lnrry norm of New York wit 357. The over-.300 National Leagu starters were Jackie Robinson, th filling Brooklyn second sacxcrs. wit .371; first sucker Stan Musial the CarcMnals with .348; third base man Willie Jones of the Phils, Slaughter, each with .325. Ark-Mo Beats Osceo/o 7-5 At Hale Field Ark-Mo Power's Kliowattcrs debated Osceola's City League All- Bl-irs 7-5 In the Osccola league"! al'-slar clsiH,Ic at Eial» Field In Osccola last night Herl Holmes oul-Dlu-hed three Oscfla hu.lTs for the victory. Slolrnrr allowed only eight hits whilo Ills Icnm mates were geltir.i; 14 off Ifctman Phillips, Jl-.n Irwln • and ianlell Johnson of Osceola. I'at Chttmnn. Kilowafer outfielder. Jed his team at the plate with tiat h'.ts and Dukle Speck paced Osarla with three hits Including a 1 ome run. nharlea Monti hit for the cl'ciilt for the Kllowatters. Pioie»ds of the till-star , affair went to Osceola's summcr-recrea- 'i program i NOTICE OF GRANTING OF MQUOK I'ERMIT Notice is hereby given that th« Commissioner • of Revenue of the Slate of Arkansas has Issued a permit No. 224 lo Virginia Johns to sen and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as 378 8. Division St., Blythcvllle, Ark.. 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