The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 12, 1950 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 12, 1950
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PAGE 9O. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, J950 Disputed Baseball Tourney To Be Replayed at Manila The highly controversial District Three National Baseball Congress semi-pro tournament will be replayed starting tonight. A. A. (Pinky) Tiplon, district NBC commissioner announced last night that the tourney has been re-scheduled to decide the official district representative to the state semi-pro meet. Th« »ite for the tournament will* be rhe same us last week, Manila's Jayr** field, and the list of entrant* will be the same except for Luxora's Tigers who will not play because of their disqualification In the final panic last week. Tht Tigers won the first tourna-. ment by defeating Manila 2-L in, In* finals but the game was for- j felted to Manila because Luxora: us*d an un-reglslered player. i A twi-night doubleheader today •will start the re-play. In the first game nl 6 o'clock, Carr.yville, who wan defeated In second round play last week, meeting Light, a first mound loser in the first tourney, •nd Armorel, who forfeited to Manila in tht second round last week, meeting Lepanto, the team. Armo- icl defeated in the last week's play, clashing at 8 o'clock. Play Through \Vrrk Play will continue throughout the week "with two games played nightly. The championship game is scheduled for this week end. Luxora manager, Hugh Wright, •aid yesterday that his team definitely would not participate in a re-play of the tournament. At (he lame time Wright revealed that he had taken the disqualification matter up with Clarence Higgins, •Ute NBC commissioner and quoted Higgins as saying that "the matter would be straightened out." Lnxora Disqualified Luxora was disqualified because, a pitcher the TiRer.s used in .the championship game was not registered. Buddy McArien of Memphis wa* scheduled to work for the Tigers but couldn't make the trip mnd Jimmy Long, another Memphis lad,'.came in his place. According to Wright, Long Introduced himself to the Luxora players as McAdcn and he was used. The disqualification of Luxora would have automatically made Manila the tourney champions but the hub-bub which followed prompted tournament officials to arrange the replay. Th« nine teams that wit! take part in the second tournament are Joneeboro, Trumann, Manila, Armorel, Lepanto, Number Nine, Ught and Stanford. Cotton Pickers To Meet Legion Nine Today Blytheville'.s Junior Legion Cotton Pickers, this afternoon were to meet fchft Marlon-Wfc<rt Memphis Legion ntn§ in a return game on the West Memphis diamond. This was the .second meeting of the year between the two teams- Last week the West Memphis nine defeated Coach Jimmy Fishcr'.s club »-4 in • game pl&yed at Little Park. Ted Vance was slated to hav.dle mound chores for the Pickers with Preston Carpenter probably work- Ing for West Memphis. Sunday afternoon the filythe- viUe Juniors were scheduled to play Blackburn-Stevens of Memphis nt Armorel Park but the Memphis Bin* failed to show up for the game. THE HARD WAY—Walcr skiing isn't all pretly girls skimming the surf behind a power boat. This competitor navigate? his rubber skis through choppy %-aters of Ihe Isar River, near Tvlunich, during a canoe-slalom contest with 130 participants from Germany and Switzerland. LaMotta Defends Middleweight Crown Against Mitri Tonight MiM RIGHT PITCH—Each ball represents 100 major league victories to Bob Feller, who notched the 200th winning effort of his pitching career against Detroit in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. The Indians' one-lime fireball king is the only active player to reach the two-century mark, a trick turned by 31 others since 1900, By MURRAY ROSK NEW YORK, July 12, (fPf— Middleweight Champion Jake LaMotta >ucks a double Jinx tonight when defends his title against- un-. Dcaten Tibcrlo Mitrl of Italy In Madison Square Garden. The * three middleweight kings. Marcel Cerctan, Tony Zalc and Rocky Gra- llano, at 1 lost their crowns in their first defen- . A 1 1 three were favored to, in, LaMotta Is a to 7 choice t oj capture in e 15- roundcr (starting' it 3 p. m. CST) in his first dcfcn- since he won the championship from Cerdan, But Jake firmly believes "It's not going to happen to me. "This title Is ttie thing I've always wanted and I'm going to keep t a long time. I'm In better .shape for this fight than I've been in years." Jake, at 29, Appears to be over the hill. He's taken plenty of punches In his tefr years of pro battling, and slowed down considerably. He fights in 15-second flurries, hoping to gct the officials' nod with his short, eye-catching bursts. Mitri, who celebrated his 24th birthday today and hopes to cap it off with the world title, is fleet- footed and fast with his hands. The handsome, well-built InvatJ- • throw. 1 ; a hard left jab, has a pood right hand punch, and ha5 supreme confidence In his abllltj to take Jake. "I know I will win,** he said "1 am very lucky to get this charter at the championship and I'm going to make good." district Swat Tourney Slated At Hale Field District Two, A Division Junior Cgion baseball tournament will held at Osccola's Hale Field July , 5-28, the office of Joe Whitley, ormerly of Blytheville who is now Late director of the Legion's Junior baseball program, announced, ociay. The Osceola tournament will be ne of seven district affairs that .'ill be run off the In tier part f Ihis month. A total or 44 junior Legion teams will tnke part in ualifylng for the slate tournament n Pine Bltiff Aug. 11-13. Sub-Districts This year three of the Legion's ight districts have been divided nto sub-districts and District Two, of which Mississippi County is a )art, js one of them. The District rwo, B Division tournament will be held in Melbourne on the same dates and the A meet. 3ight teams arc eligible to com- iele in the Osceola tournament and iv c in the B Division meet. El- gible to compete in the A tourney are Osceola. Mrked Tree. Comvny, Piggott, Marion - west Memphis. Rector. Bay and Blythevitle. The R Division teams are Melbourne Bruno, Batesville, Tuckorman and Pocahontas, This year, an district. 1 ; and snb- distrlct tournaments as well as the state meet, will be double elimination affairs. That is. a team must be defeated twice before being eliminated Irom further competition City Nines Meet In NEA-Semo League Play The second half lead In the NortheaftL Arkansas-Southeast Mis sour! Softball League will be R stake tonight when Blytheville' two entries, the Blylheville Moto 'ompnny Motormen and the Bur ictt Hudson Pacemakers, clash » Walker Parki The game Is sched uled for 8:15r* .The Motormen will need a victor 9;:keep the lead as » toss waul throw the top position into a three vay tie between them, the Pace. makers and the Dr. Pepper Bottler of Paragould. This will be the second meeting o he season between the two teams In the first the Pacemakers won 15-11. That was in first half pla. which was won by tht Paragouli entry. Should the Motormen go on t win the second hair then they woul meet the Bottlers in a playoff I decide the league championship However, another week's play re mains in the league even thotig tonight is the ritsal date on th schedule. Rained out games durln second half play will be made u next week and the second ha championship may be decided thei Billy Den ton, who has a season record of 14 wins against three losses, will hurl for Ihe Pacemakers t night and Charles Cook will wor Tor the Motormcn. Calhoun Joins Yankees NEW YORK. July 12. f^'i—Shelby G. Calhoun, former end at Louisinni< State and assistant conch at Mississippi State, Wyoming. Southern California and UCLA, signed today to tutor the New York Yank flankers ol the National Football League Rams Sign Bob Boys, 100-Yard Dash Champ LOS ANGELES, July 12. <AP> — National Collegiate 100-yard das champion Bob Boyd Is swappir his spikes for the cleats of profcs sional football. Boyd, a spcettsicr cle.spif.e hi? 6 foot-plus, 205 frame, was -igncd lo dav to play for the Los Au Rams in Ihf: National League a an end or defensive hallback th fall. HOMEMADE PIES We Take 1'our Order Mrs. N. 1. Hamphrrj Oil 2359 Contact Us For The Besl In Wedding Picfures FAUGHTS STUDIO New CtencOT BM(. rhMe Wli Gasoline —Tractor Fuel—Kerosene Fuel Oil —Diesel Fuel —Grease O 1 L All Other Petroleum Products SIMPSON OIL CO. JOE ESTES, Driver 2829 — Phone — 937 Bulk Plant Ark-Mo State Line Sports Roundup HUGH rULLERTON JE. NEW YORK, July 12. (>Fj—Mr.. isid* (the guy who knows every- ihig) reports: , . , That James lark, the Philadelphia trucking agnate and boss of the football aglea, and Les OsLerman, who the Bristol, Conn., club in Colonial League, apparently ave Joined forces in an effort to jy the Athletics . . - Overman's ugh comes from a bis; chain of en's clothing stores, but this def- Hely isn't a walk up a flight and ve five bucks proposition . . . ore likely he hopes it, will he r o pairs of pants for every seat, in hlbe Park . . . Mr. I. also says look for further fireworks in the •ar future in the "feud" between rkansas and Texas Christian con- rnlng charges of over-enthusiastic otball . . . They used stronger orris than over-enthusiastic and obably will again. AH Rrokrn Up A press agent's life, like a po- ceman'.s. Isn't entirely a happy . , . Take Bill Stearns, who eats the drums for New Hamp- itre U. athletes, for instance . . . rst he got word that high Jumper ohnny Parker, who had done 6-4 ; a freshman had busted out of hool . . . Then it was the big id who .scored 11 of 13 touchdowns r last year's frosh football team nd who was expected to provide lot of copy. Then the best pay- r on the undefeated yearling bas- tball team . . . To cool off a bit, ill took his casting rod down Rye Harbor and started flip- ing a plug off the rock ... He ipped on some seaweed, felt in- Lhe ocean and busted an arm . . . ays Stearns: "Reports thai I flung lyself from the rocks in despair slightly exaggerated ... I rn'L figure whether I'm the last 'aHy of the '49 season or the rst of 1950. Shoris and Shells The golfing Bauer sisters have reel ved an offer for a 42-day ex- Ibitlon trip to Japan, but they're ot considering It for a while yet . , Bill Klem, who is under orders o lake things easy, still manages o take In a Httle F] or Id a -In tern a - ional League baseball now anc: ien in Miami and Miami Beach liami Manager Pepper Martin has n far refrained from picking on if. umps in Bill's presence . . 'wo former Georgia stars, John ny Rauch, who was second In Southeastern Conference passing nd Dan Edwards, second In reel ving, are expected to form op paws combination for Ted Coins 1 renamed football Yanks this all ... It'll be the ex-Bulldogs tarring for the ex-Bulldogs. Cl«n!ny thn Cuff Tlumont Television Network has picked up that Saturday nlxht package Heal from the Garden, although three Philadelphia bas- kelhall douhleheaders had to he Included to complete the program . . , Stanley William*, fUshy Baylor rnrl, has a "good luck" shirt (ancient G! model) which he wears In the dressing* room before every (tame . . . Coach Cro- Tft Sauer plans to use Stan both on defense and offense this Tall. The shirt will be merely offensive. r ortc Named Coach DETROIT, July 12. tff 1 ) —The De roit Lions announced today th appointment of Aldo J. Forte, for mer guard for the Chicago Bears as new line coach. School oi Expression To Open Here Monday A School of Expression will ope in Blythe,ville Monday at the Hotc Noble. Wayne Talc of Conway will giv private lessons in elements of acl ing and expression. The younge students will meet in small group o learn the fundamentals of specc and to develop self confidence. Mr. Tate. a graduate of Hcndri College and n speech major, ha received four years of private in struct ion for a graduate of tl Northwestern School of Drama i Chicago. With the Courts Clianrcry: Almtt RItch vs. Paul REtch. su for divorce. led Schoendienst Pu!!s a Babe Ruth; Calls Homer That Won All - Star Game SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet tlonla 54 29 .Ml Irmlnghim 53 32 424 cmphls 47 38 .541 ashville 44 40 .535 ew Orleans 40 45 .471 oblte 3» 48 .437 halUnooga '.. 38 52 ,422 ittle Rock 21 S7 .321 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pel. hiladelphla 44 2S .603 t. Ixmls. '43 30 .589 oslon. 42 31 .S15 rooklyn 38 32 .543 hlcBSO 33 38 .465 ew York .14 40 .459 inclnnntl 29 44 .391 ULsbureh 27 4« 310 A.MKR1CAN LEAGUE W L Pet. eli-oit, o\v York . leveland . oston -. Vashington . .... incago 'hlladclphlst . ... it. Louis 49 2fl 41 30 .653 .610 46 32 .590 42 35 .545 35 41 .461 34 45 .430 27 49 .355 21 49 .355 Yesterday's Results Southern Auoetltloa Nashville 3. Little (Jock 2 (13 Inn- BS) Birmingham 15. Mobile 5 Memphis 3. Chattanooga 1 New Orleans at Atlanta, post- oned National l^«a No games scheduled American No games scheduled Today's Games Snothera Association Birmingham ft t Chattanooga light Atlanta at Nashville, night {Only games scheduled) National No games scheduled. American Lr No games scheduled. Borons Creep Up on Leading Atlanta Crax By the Associated Press The home run section of Ihe Southern Association record book may not have to be completely rewritten > but it will have plenty n additions if the Birmingham Barons keep up their present pace. Baron second sacker Lou Damman recently added his name to a of five Southern League sluggers who have hit three consecutive lomers. Last nif?ht Charles (Chuck' Maxwell, the Birmingham cleanup man, joined an exclusive group o three who have slammed, out two circuit smashes In n single Inntni as the Barons blasted Nfobile, 15-5 If the slagtown bombers maintati Lhelr pace, they might lake over th team homerun championship helc by the 1948 edition of the Nashvil! Vol-s. Charley Workman with 52 ant Charley Gilbert with 48 paced tha club to a season's total of 183 four ply swats. Birmingham moved •within twi games of first place Atlanta, whos game with New Orleans was ralnec out. Red Barrett of the Nashville Vol and Little Rack's Art McConnc tied up In a 13-innlng hurling due with the Vols coming out on top 3-2. Two marc home runs - by Bl 1 Wilson and Jerry Crosby—providei the margin as Memphis edged Chat tanooga. 3-1. Maxwell's two homers came dur ing the seventh inning when th Barons hammered Mobile's Joh Flail from the mound with 10 nm on eight hits and a pair ot f: ppsses. Both Barrett and McConnell wen all the way in the Little Rock Nashville set-to. Neither gave up walk until the llth—another rarlt Nashville scored its winning ru when Bob Ludwig singled horn Frcti Richards, who had singled an stolen second. Hundreds of chinchilla ranch: are now stocked with the dcsccnd- ants of U chinchilla brought to the U.S, from the Andes In 1923. For Improued KIDNEY FUNCTION En o majority of cam inv«&K- goted in icnrd ha»prTal» and clinics, tub normal Kidney function was improved, ftloddm pain and discomfort reduced after Hw UM of Mountain Volley Water. If your doctor has diagnosed your condition a functional Kidney impairment thh natural, urv trealed mineral water may be very beneficial. Try H for a few weeki. h it delkiou*, pure-tasting, and may be consumed freely. Cross town Whiskey Shop Main & Division Mountain Valley J Ufater -~-*^ PIANO TUNING and Radio Repair Don* by Bonded Serviceman Every Job Guaranteed everything in Music Supplie: mnd Repair* WE MAKE RECORDS BROOKS MUSIC STORE Andy Pafko . . . Larry Jansen By JOE RKICHI.KR CHICAGO, July 12. (AP)—Red Schoendienst , well Blackwell .... These are the names on everybody's lips following yesterday's National l-csjgie imulating: 14-inninif 4-3 victory over the favored American Leaguers "in the gre;fffst all 17 all-star games." Maybe you'd better add Manager* — — ' urt Shotton, Enos Slaughter and alph Kiner. For they, loo. spark- d as the victory-starved Nationals on for the first time since 1944. Schoendienst was the big hero, of urse. It was his home run into - upper deck of Ihe left field inds in the lop of (he 14th lhat .broke up Ihe (hrce hour and 19 minute o v c r t f m e struggle—the first extra inning affair in all-star competition. S c h o endicnst. like the immortal Babe Ruth, called his shot. "I'm going to end this tiling _. - right now." ne Al Schoendiensf to' <1 teammates Walker Cooper id batting- practice pitcher Murry kkson as he selected a bat. Vatch me hit one into the upper als." The scrawny-looking 160 pounder om St. Louis has hit only three ime rims all season in 73 games, i 1946 he went through the cure season without hitting any jme rims. Personal Shollon Pick Schoendienst. a. personal pick be- mse of his defensive wizardry and is ability to fill in at either sec- id, third or short, was batting ghthanded against southpaw Ted ray of Detroit. He Is a switch .tter. It was his only time at bat uring the game. Patko saved the same In the bot- om half of the 12th with a sensa- onal catch ot pinch hitter Tommy enrich's terrific clout that ap- eared labeled "home run" the In:ant the ball left the bat. Jausen pitched near-perfect ball n a (ive-lnnlng- tenure, the longest atlonal League stint by one pitch- r since Lon Warneke hurled four inings in 1914. He allowed onlji ne hit—a handle-hit single—am] truck out six In shutting out the merican Leaguers from the sev- nth through the llth innings. Blackwell came close to matching ansen's performance, holding the American Leaguers lo a lone hit, in nree shukmt innings. The long, ean Cincinnati right-hander sent he near-capacity Comiskey Park rowd of 46.127 home limp from ex- austion when he wound up things y forcing the great Joe DiMagpio slap into a game-ending double lay. Slaughter Shines. Ton Nearly all 19 of the 2: National .eaguers who appeared in the line- p covered themselves with glory. There was the brilliant catch by Slaughter of Walt Dropo's seconrl nning clout that appeared headed ver the center field wall. There WHS Ralph Kiner's titanic home un that tied, up the game In the ninth inning. Slaughter also shone n offense. It was his triple in the econd ' inning that set up both uns. Jackie Robinson, who led iff he Inning- with a single to right, irossed the plate on Slaughter's lout to the center field wall. Slaughter came in with the second un when Hank Sauer flicd to right. It's impossible to overlook shot- on, the much abused pilot. Booed unmercifully at his prc-game In- Chevrolets Beat CSL Leaders; Motor men Defeat Cotton Nine Sullivan Nelson's second place Chevrolels moved to within one- half a game of the City Softball League leadt-rs, the Ark-Mo Kilo- wallers, by knocking oft the pace •setters 7-5 in the first game of a Icagde double-header at Walker Park last night. In the second game Blylheville Motor Company's Motonnen took over sole ownership .of fourth place in the league standings by defeating the wade lee Cotton Company nine 8-4. The victory left the Motormen only a game out of first place. Harvey Dorrls pllched six-h i t i ball to lead Ihc Chevrolets to their sixth \vin of the season against only two losses. One of the six lilts given up by Dorrls was a -second inning home run by Fred Perry, Kilmvatter Hist, baseman. Jack Whittle, Ark-Mo hurler, was nicked for eight bingles. Charles Cook, ace of the motor- mrn's mound staff, wasn't quiet as effective as he had been in the past games as he yielded seven tills to the cotton company team. The Motormcn collected the same number off Mooring. Wade Lee hurler, but their hits were more timely. Billy Mcharg. Motormcn second basemen, rapped out liis second home run in as many games, hH- tlng for the circuit in the fourth inning. McAdoo got a double and single to lead Wade Lee's hitting. Two more league games are ,on (he schedule for tomorrow night with Burnett's Pacemakers playing the Jaycees in the first game and Montgomery-Ward and the Razorbacks clashing in the second. The Standings: Team W W Pet. Ark-Mo 7 2 .178 Sullivan-Nelson 6 2 .750 Burnett .1 2 .114 Blytlieville Motor .... 6 3 .661 Wade Lee 5 3 Af23 Jaycees 3 S V?175 Montgomery-Ward . . 1 7 .125 Razorburk 0 8 .000 Memphis Chicks Place Six Players On Southern League's Honor Squad BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. July 12. lITt —Memphis' third-place Chicks led the way by placing six men on the Southern Association all-star scmad. League leading Atlanta, iiost for (he all-star clash next Tuesday night, got five places on the team chosen annually by loop baseball writers. Birmingham anrl Nashville put three each on the sciuad, and lowly Little Rock and Chattanooga one each. No Mobile and New Orleans players were chosen by the writers, but a Mobile pitcher was used as a replacement. Ebba St. Clairs, Atlanta caleher; Marvin Rotblatt, Memphis hurler, and Bob Schullz. Nashville pitcher, were unanimous choices. Here is the squad: Pitchers—Marvin Rotblatt. Memphis: Bob Schullz. Nashville: Dick Littleftcld, Birmingham; Leo Got- troductlon for his Intended benching of Sauer In favor of his own Duke Snider. Shotton redeemed himself In the eyes of the fans ',vith his strategic moves. $126,1-3 Gate Burl's llth hour cenlerfield switch from Sauer to Slaughter paid off in the second Inning when Enos made his glittering catch. His move of Slaughter to right and Pafko to center in the middle of the sjame set the stage for Andy's game- saving grab. Criticized for placing Kiner second in the batting order, Burt proved he was right when Ralph blasted his ninth inning homer. Had the Pittsburgh slugger been in sixth spot as Shotton had him in the original lineup. Ralph probably never would have gotten another chance to hit. The day's receipts of $126.179.51 was a new record. Afler expenses are deducted, the cash goes lo the players' pension fund. coechea. Memphis: Art Fowler, At- anta; and Dave (Brio) Fcrriss, Birmingham. Littlcfirld With Bnvix Catchers—Ebba St. Claire. Allan;a; Carl Sawatski. Nashville; Andy Fleitas, Chattanooga. Inflelders—Nick Elten. Memphis. !!rst base: Ellis Clary, Atlanta, second base; Gene Verble, Atlanta, shortstop: Fred Hatfield. Birmingham, Ihird base: Ed Mathews, Atlanta, extra infielder. Outfielders — Bill Wilson, Memphis; Pat Haggerty, Little Rock; Billy Higdon, Memphis; Tom Neill, Nashville. Utility—Rocky Krsnlch, Memphis. Littleficld was recalled from the Barons by the Boston Red Sox last week and will be replaced by Marlon Fricano, Mobile. Sawatski and Hatfield are repeaters from the 1049 squad. With Atlanta as host, Leagut President Charlie Hurth will name playing replacements tar the fivt Crackers. ^ Ark-Mo Mine Gets 13-6 BWL Victory *>-I.-MO. cellar team In the Bay Window League standings, won ill .—...u SLi.i,.,at league game yesterday defeating the Fred S. Salilw nine 13-fi nt Little Park. A seven run rally after two were out in the fourth inning turned the tide for Ark-Mo. 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