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9AGK EIGHT (ARK.) COURIER MONDAY, JULY IT, 1950 'Normal' Ball Again Belted At a Record Single Day Clip Hy JACK HANI) (A*octaU<l Prtw Sperls Vk'rHfr) About that lively ball, n<nv, herts'-i the dope j-ijflit from I lie Sunday box scores: the appalling one day toUl—37 home runs, 337 base hits, 188 runs: <>8 beat uj> pitchers in 35 games. Rabbit? Better make it kangaroo. No bunny can jump tlmt lu>;h, that often. Out in pillsbiirgli a mile guy* named Ted Beard who hit .277 for Indianapolis last year, hit one over the right field stands. Nobody had done that since Babe Ruth in 1935. Walt Dropo, man-mountain Bos- Ion Red Sox rookie lashed three home rims and two doubles In a doubleheaclcr. D n k e Snider of Brooklyn went 5 for 5 against Ine St. Louis cardinals. One of the Duke's lilts was a liomer. The New York Giants and Cincinnati slashed away at one an- olhcr for a total of 53 Mis including 12 homers in a long, weary afternoon. No less than 53 hits splattered off the walls of Fenway Park where Cleveland and the Boston Reds divided a clouhleheadcr. Down in Washington . Buck Harris sent six pitchers, single file, after the Brownies. He barely got them out before dark. 25 In National Latest returns, with all districts reporting, show a couple of new marks for the record books. The national Leaugc homer total ot 25 was the most ever hit In tliat loop In one afternoon. The old mark of 24 was set Decoration Day when (he two majors hung "P a 40- lotal. They also hammered out 3M hits May 30 but that's no longer tops. By some peculiar combination of events there was one shutout. But Walt Dubicl of the Cubs kept in tune with the times by making it n perilous nine-hitter. Dubicl's shutout was a bitter blow at Ihe Philadelphia Phillies. Barely escaping St. Louis Saturday in a first-place tie, the Phillies dropped two to the Cubs and fell into second place. ntiblcl did his stuff In Ihe 8-0 first game when the Cubs chased Russ Meyer with six runs In the seventh Inning. In the second game, the Cubs ended Rookie Bob Miller's eight-game win streak with a 10-3 wallop. Seven runs in the fifth doomed Miller, a Phil bonus kid. Brooklyn pounded four Cardinal pitchers for 19 hits, 10-2, as rookie Chris Van Cuyk coasted home in his major league debut. The young Dodger lefty, Just up from Fort Worth of the Texas League, allowed seyen hits and struck out neven. Despit* the loss. The Cards held first place bj a half game. Boston missed a chance to close in on the leaders by losing the second game to Pittsburgh, 6-5, after taking the opener, 9-5, for Vern Bicktord's 10th win. A flurry of homers including two by Ous Bell and one each by Earl Turner and Beard, brought reliefer Hank Borowy his first victory ot the season. In the second game. Red* Win Two Hank Thompson's error on Bobby Usher's grounder with the bases loaded in the 12th gave Cincinnati nn H-lo win over the Giants nnd a clean sweep of the home run battles. The Reds took the opener, 10-4, with Ted Klnszewskl hitting two homers and Johnny Prnmesa, Grady Hatton and Lloyd Merrlman one each. Everybody split In the American League, leaving Detroit with il.< four-game lead over the New York. Yankees. Homers by George Kell, Hoot Evers and Jerry priddy enabled the Tigers lo take a second game from Philadelphia, 7-R. after the A's whipped Art Houtteman, 5-2, In the frist. Just when the Yanks were ready lo move In on the Tigers. Hob Cain, a 1950 New York hoodoo, stopped them. Cain, who owns only six wins, beat the Yanks for the third time, 5-'2, in the second game. Gene Woodlmg's two-run double won the fh'st, 2-1, for Vic Raschi over Billy pierce. Dropo hit two homers in Boston's 13-10 opening victory over Cleveland and acirfcd another. No. 22, in tile second game which the Sox lost. 8-4. Sid Hudson limited SI. l/nu's lo seven hits for a 5-1 Washington victory in the first game but six Senatois couldn't stop Ihc Brownies who earned an even break with a 10-8 verdict, in the nightcap. ifr- SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W I, ret. Atlanta 59 32 .648 Birmingham 54 35 .601 Nashville . Memphis . New Orleans Mobile . ... Chattanooga Little Rock NATIONAL St. Louis Philadelphia . ,. Boston Brooklyn Chicago Ne'.v York Cincinnati Pittsburgh AMERICAN Detroit New York Cleveland Boston . . Washington Chictso , St. 1,-mis . Philadelphia Yesterday's Results Southern Association Atlanta 7-7, Chatt.inoog.i 2-1 Little Rock at Mobile (2) rain Nashville 6-6 Birmingham 4-3 New Orleans 4-3, Memphis 2-6 Sam Snead and Jim Ferrier Victors In Inverness Four-Ball Tournament SI50.00Q Cllir OP HONK—An X-ray photogrnph of Red Sox slug- g(?r Ted Williams Ictt elbow shews the fracture outlined that may bench the star for the rest of the season and with him the Bosox pennant, chances. Inserts are doctor's sketches to aid in operation performed at Cnmbriciee, Muss., al Sancta Maria hospital to remove chip. They show (A) the break and (B) .shape of chip lo be removed. The lanky outfielder banged against a wall In chasing a fly ball In Tuesday's Ail-Star game in Chicago. (AP wirepliolo). Crackers Extend Lead to Four Games with Pair of Victories Three Pro Grid Elevens Open Camps Today PHILADELPHIA. .July n —W)_ Three national rootball league teams opened pre-season training amps today lor what, promises to be the greatest season iti the .history of professional rootball Only one major pro grid leasuc now is in operation with the Mi- America Conference a thing of the past. The NPL Is readying for its 3Ist consecutive campaign, bulwarked by the addition ot the powerful Cleveland Browns nnd San Francisco Forty Niners anrl strengthened Baltimore Colts from the defunct AAC. Owners of the 13 team NFL are looking forward to a great season both on the field nnd In the box office. Starting September 16 wilh the most awaited pro grid clash years—the Philadelphia Eagles against the Cleveland Browns— NFL teams will play a total .of 18 games. The season winds up In mid-December with a championship game between winners of the league's Lwo divisions. Philadelphia and Cleveland are expected lo settle—al least, temporarily—the world championship ol pro football. The Eagles, winners of the NFL crown In 1948 ami 1019, will tacfcle the Browns, tour time winner of the AAC title, in Philadelphia's 100,000 seat Municipal Stadium. Baltimoie. Los AnRCle.s Rams and Ihe Washington Redskins Bel the jump cm the rest of the field by nitchlng camps tmiay—Hnltimore al Westminister. Mil.: Los Angeles at Hedlands. Calif., and Washington al Los Angeles, Calif. National League Brooklyn 10, St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 16-11, New York 4(2nd game 12 innings) Chicago 8-10, Philadelphia 0-3 Boston D-5, Pittsburgh 5-6 American League Philadelphia 5-6, Detroit _>-7 Hoston 13-4, Cleveland 10-8 New York 2-2. Chicago 1-5 Washington 5-8, St. Louts 1-10 Tigers Amass 19 Hits to Beat Ridgley 15-4 Armorers Tigers defeated the Ridgley, Tenn, Independent, 15.4 in a game played at Ridgley yesterday afternoon. The Tiers pounded out 19 hits in their rout of the Tennesseans while Frank Ellis and A. W. (Fritz) West were combining talents to check the Independents on six htts. Ellis started on the hill for Armorel and worked until the seventh when West took over. Ellis was credited with the victory. Gregory was given the , starting alignment for Ridgley but he *A - as shelled from the mound In the fourth. Macklin came on to work the last five innings. Fr.ink Ellis. Pulton Ellis Killett and Rogers each cot three hits to lead Armorers hitting. Box score: Armnrrl AB R II Killett If 5 4 3 Rogers 3b 6 2 3 G. Bunch ss 6 1 0 A. Bunch cf & 3 2 We't 2b-p 6 1 2 Whistle c 5 1 1 Metcalf lb 5 1 2 F. Ellis rf 5 2 3 Ellis p 5 2 3 Toclav s Games Southern Association Memphis at New Orleans night Little Rock at Xfobile (2) night Nashville at Birmingham night Only games scheduled National Leaea* Brooklyn at St. Louis (2) Philadelphia at Chicago Boston at Pittsburgh New York at Cincinnati Totals Ririsley Byrd If We.st cf Thurmond 3b Donald lb ... Haynes rf Denton c Roberts .=s Gregory p — Macklin p Forrester 2b .. Totals . 48 15 19 AB R H ..511 .. 3 .. 5 .. 5 -. 5 .. 3 .. 4 .. 2 Mo for League Leaders Bv By the Associated Press The Atlanta Crackers now lead the Southern A-ssociation by four games —- thanks to bla-sting five homers in trimming Chattanooga | twice, 7-2 and 7-1 Sunday, Second - place Birmlnhnni fell tack by dropping a pair to Nashville's Vols, C-4 and 6-3. New Orleans and Memphis divided a night twinbill. the Pels taking the opener, 4-2, and the chicks copping the 12-inning nightcap, 63, on Billy Wilson's homer. The Little Rock-Mobile douMe- header was postponed after heavy holers held up the first game nearly two hours with the Bears leading 3-0, at the end of the lourth. Atlanta first sacker Hank Ertman hit his 13th,and 14th four-ply blows in successive times at bat and Ebba St. Claire slammed out number 15 in the opener. Ralph (Country) Brown and Ed Mathews, Atlanta's candidate for rookie of the year, supplied the circuit clouts in the nightcap—they came In succession in the four-run fifth inning. Vols Hallj Late Nashville beat the Barons both limes with late rallies. Paul Maul- rhn poled a two-run homer in the loth to sew up the curtain raiser. Pitcher Red Barrett put the Vols ahead with a fuui-bagycr earlier. Tim Neill's two-run homer in the American Lffacne Detroit at Philadelphia (2) Cleveland at Boston (2) Chicago at New York night "St. Louis at Washington night Burnett Seeks Revenge of Missouri 9 The Burnett Hudson Pacemakers will see!: to revenge n defeat handed them by the Kennett, Mo., Tigers two weeks ago when the two teams clash at Walker Park tonight. The Tigers, regarded as one of the best Softball nines in Southeast Missouri, defeated the Pacemakers 3-2 In 11 innings in Kennett two weeks ago. This will be the Kennetl team's first appearance In Btythe- ville this year. Billy Denton is slated to hurl for the Pacemakers against Hud Hol- lingen for the visiting Kennett nine. The game is set for 8:30 pjn. 'seventh inning of the afterpiece put the qame on ice. New Orleans' Frank Barrett took over from Bob Chesncs when Hie former Pittsburgh pirate loaded the ba.se.s and forced in a run In the first inning ol the opener, the Pel redhead retired the next three batters and then gave up only four hit-s—one was Nick Kttcn's sixth inning homer—the rest of the way. Wilson's home in the 12!h biought in three rims to Give Memphis the second ^amc. Rain Delays Action In Memphis Net Tourney MEMPHIS, July 17. (AP)—Arkansas' Gcoree Dunklin and L>uls Sehopfer of Memphis light it out next Sunday for the city Itnnis championship. The final match was scheduled yesterday but was washed out by trermenl rain squalls. It was called in the first set with Dunklin. of Pine Bluff, trailing Sehopfer, 5-2. The National Geographic Society says the first New Year's Day caller in an English home is called Ihe "first foot." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting ...... Kell. Detroit .359; Dropo, Boston and Doby, Cleveland, .351. Runs Stephens, Boston, 77; Wil- .iams, and DiMaggio, Boston, 76. Runs batted In — Drcpo and Stephens, Boston, 92. Hits— Kell. Detroit, 116; Dillinger, Philadelphia. 109. Doubles— Kell, Detroit. 24; Zarilla, Boston, 23. Triples — Dillinger, Philadelphia, 9; Doerr, Boston and Evers, Detroit, 7. Home runs — Williams, Boston, and Rosen, Cleveland, 25. Stolen bases — DiMaggio, Boston, 9; Upon, Detroit, 6. Strikeouts — Reynolds, New York 91; Raschi, New York, 80. Pitching— McDermott. Boston, 3-1 .833; Gray. Detroit, 10-3, .769. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting --Robinson, Brooklyn, .356- Muslal, St. Louis. 348. Runs — Jories, Philadelphia, 65; Kiner, Pittsburgh and Jethroe, Boston. 64. Runs batted in— Kiner, Pittsburgh 69; Sauer, Chicago, 64. ; Hits — Snider, Brooklyn, 100; FU- rillo, Brooklyn, 99. Doubles — Robinson. Brooklyn, 25 Musial, St. Louis, 25. Triples — Ashburn, Philadelphia 7; 4 players tied with 6. Home runs — Kiner, Pittsburgh, 25 Snider, Brooklyn, 19. Stolen bases— Jethroe. Boston, 24 Snider and Reese, Brooklyn, 7. Strikeouts-rSpahn, Boston, 113 Simmons, Philadelphia, 88. Pitching— Miller, Philadelphia, 8 1, .889; Lanier, St. Louis, 8-3, .727. Winners Pocket ' $4,000; Hawkins, Haas are Second TOLEDO, O., July 17. (ft— Samuel Jackson Sncad, the hill-country golf stylist reputed to have a private Fort Knox in his back yard al White Sulphur Springs, w. Va., had another $2,325 to toss into It today. The year's big money winner on the golfing tour teamed with Jim Ferrier, the transplanted Australian, to win the $15,000 Inverness Four-hall matches yesterday in impressive style. The two former PGA champions snread-eagled the field In the 13th best-ball fixture with the peculiar scoring system. They rolled up a "plus 18" score in seven matches to construct a wide margin over Freddie Haas of New Orleans and Fred Hawkins of St. Francis, 111., who finished a surpris- 'ng second with •—•plus 5. Sam Sncad For Iheir four- day seven-match chore Snead and Ferrier picked up the $4,000 check for first place, grabbed another 5250 for leading the sub-par scoring with 48 birdies and an eagle, and Sam got another 5200 for winning the driving contest. Haas, Hawkins Second Haas and Hawkins received $2.400 for the runner-up spot. Behind them came Henry Hansom-Skip Alexander, plus one, 81,800: Clayton Heafner-Johnny Palmer, minus one, Sl.-iOO; Dutch Harrison-Porky Oliver, minus one. $1,400; Lloyd Man- gnmi-Cary MidrtlecofT. minus four, S1.450; including $250 for having the low best-ball round of 61, ten under par; Chick Harbert-Hoh Hamilton, last year's victors, minus 8, $1,100, and Jimmy Demaret- Jack Burke, minus 10, $1,000. Sncad and Demaret, who fm- shed on the top and bottom shindigs, wound up as the individual caders In the birdie department, ach with 30. Under the Inverness system, an agle equals two birds, and De- laret had 28 birds and one eagle, vhile Sam had 30 birds. The field scored 335 birdies and line eagles in. the spectacular dis- )lay of best-ball team work, with iarrison, MlddlecofT and Hawkins :ach getting a pair of eagles, and Jemnrct, Haas and Ferrier one each. Oddly enough, Ransom and Alex- The first U. S. Marine Corps uni was the detachment on board the CABOT, December. 1775, as part of the naval squadron under Commodore Esek Hopkins. Lutes Defeats Etowah 9-3 in Semi-Pro Tilt Lulcs continued Its winning pace in the Mississippi County Semi-Pro League yesterday afternoon, defeating Etowah 9-3 in a game played on the Lutes diamond. Jolin McHnfTey was on the mound for Lutes and lie set the visitors down with only five hits. Two of the live blnglcs were collected by Etowah outfielder o. Weathers. Elowah used two'hurlers but they had little effect on the hard-hitting Lutesmen. Atkinson started with Hasten relieving and together they gave up H base blows. Mitchell led Lutes' H-hit attack with three bitigles In. five trips to the plate. Bud Lutes, Mel Huv, and Mvin Durlos each got two lilts. Box score: llilcs AB R H R. Lutes If 6 a i J. Duclos ss 3 2 1 B. Lutes lb 5 1 Play c 4 2 Denton rf 5 1 A. Duclos 2b 5 2 Mitch»)l cf S 1 McHadcy P 4 0 Totals ....... Etnuah M. Weathers 3b Dairl 2b ........ O. Weathers If . Nash lb ......... C. Weathers ss . Sharp c ... ..... Prince rf ....... Simmons ef ..... Atkinson p ..... Totals ..41 AB . . D .. 3 .. 4 .. 3 .. 4 .. 4 .. 3 .. 3 .. 2 .37 Pickers Get 27-7 Win over Wilson BlythevilU Legion Teom to Ploy Games During The Blythevllle Junior Lefio Cotton Pickers opened their busiest week of the season yesterday »rt/r-| noon with a 27-7 victory of the Wilson High School nine »t Walter^ I' ark. The Pickers have three gamed scheduled for this week gotng Osceola tomorrow night for a tilt with the Osceola junior Legion team! and to Rector Wednesday to play| the Rector juniors. Coach Jimmy Fisher split thei mound assignment between thre pitchers with Jerry Dyer starllngl and working the first three inn-l ings. Leon Privett worked the fifthl and sixth and Terry _Moore O'Neal| pitched the final two' frames. But the victory was an expensivel one for the pickers. Harold KoonceJ their first-string catcher, split finger on his throwing hand ar will be out of action for the re-1 mainder of the season. The Pickers combed two Wilson hurlers for a totnl of 20 v:hile Dyer, Privett and O'Neal limiting the 'wllson batters to se-| ven. Woodyard started for Wilson and was relieved by Mooring... Charles Bclknap got five yft in seven times at bat to )eart — Bly-| thcville's hitting. 15ox score: Illyllicville AB Belknap ss .............. 7 ~ arner 2b .... .......... 6 Sam Lankford to Quit As Razorbacks' Trainer FAYETTBVIL-LE. Ark., July 17. (AP)—The University of Arkansas ander had the lowest total in the Wviiie column, 30, and were less under par at 3>1 than any of the other teams, but they finished third. Tlie last-place Oeinaret-Bnrke duo had 40 birds and was 37 tinder par, but finished 11 points back of the third placers. The winning total of 18 points was the third highest in history, Ben Hogan and Demaret being tops with 20 in 1948, arid Hmnilton-Har Vjert getting 19 a year ago. Vance Ifo O'Neal 3b-p .. Koonce c Chiidress If .,. Halstead,' rf ... Burks rt Ross cf Burnham cf .. Dyer p Privett p Totals Wilson Mooring lb-p Boylcs 2b Woody.ird p-ss Ryals If Davis ef Bnssey ss-lb Alexander c .. Garrett 3h .... Underwood rf Totals 43 27 AB K ..42 .. S 1 .. 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 . 5 . 5 . 5 . 3 . 2 . 3 36 is looking for an athletic trainer. Sam Lankford, who has condl-l tioned the Razorbacks since 1946.1 disclosed Saturday that he ii,ac-| ccpting a position -at the UtB|Ts-| .' ity of Florida. ' *•' Introduce FORD TRACTOR HAS THE PROOF-METER Coal, bread and salt, symbols of warmth and prosperity, are traditional English New Year's Day gifts says the National Geographic Society. U.S. Clay Court Tennis Tourney Gets Underway CHICAGO. July 17. (AP)— With Ted Schroeder trying lo bnl.stei his Raging top national amateur status, the 10th United States cl;iy courts Ictinis meet opens today at suburban River Forest Tennis Club. A tield of 64 men and 32 vvom,:n, including the lir.sl Negro player to compete in the clay courts event, i , „ Florida A and M's AUtica Gibson, is j off two Tomato pitchers. G. SU.iy entered in the wcrklong tourney, j started for the home team and was relieved by H. McAdoo. Number Nine scoredin ovei-y In- No. Nine Cards Rour Tomato 18-2 Number Nino's Cardinals trounced Trnnnto 18-2 in a Mississippi county Semi-Pro League came at To- mnto yesterday afternoon. The Cardinals got three hit pitching from starter Rudy Vrsk;\ who went the nine inning roulc. Both the runs .••aired off Vrska were unearned. The Cards pounded out 15 hils Roberts, Lane Team Against Hall, Martinez Red R'.lirrls ami IMhby Lane will team anninst nni.s Hall and Charley Martinez iu the UK match main event of Ihe American I.c- cion'.s wrestling boms al Memorial rXmiilorhim. Two one-fall preliminary bowls are also on the catd with I.iuic meeting Martimv, and Robert." meeting Hall. The first bout Is scheduled for 8:15. Schroeder. stung by a wc.slcrn tourney upset by Tony Trabert at Inriianaoplis Saturday, is top-seed- rd in the maKculine array seeking the clay title won la.st yea] by I'ancho Gonzalcs. now a pro. With Gonzalcs now playim; lor pay. Schroeder is accepted as the mtion's No. 1 amateur. But the kid^j arc on his heels. Here, he may nini; by the third and fifth vvilh four runs crossint; the plate In the very first inning. Nominations £ Election DUD CASON POST 24 Nominations for officers will he held Tuesday .July ISlh. . . ({allots printed and Election Tuesday, .July 25th. Inslallntion immediately after election. I'AUI. MAHON, Adjutant DHI.KGATKS TO STA'I'K CONVENTION TO HI-; SKLKCTED not only lace Trabert, but also Herb Flam, whn yesterday whipped Trabert, 0-3. 6-3, 6-4. to win the Western at Indianapolis. SHEET METAL WORK- OF ALL KINDf Custom work for Kins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Cuslom Shearing up to 1/4 inch \hicUncss. Frank Simmons Tin Shop I17Soii(h Broadw»y I'hone iNiSl BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, July 17 8:15 p.m. TAG MATCH Finis Hall & Charley Martinez vs. Bobby Lane and Red Robert* l''or Ucscrvcrl Scn(s>, Call 3383 Adults 50c—Children l$c Also 2 1-Fall 30 Minute Matches Lane vs. Martinez Roberts vs. Hall PROOF Before Yovr Eyes, Afwoys? Proof that your Ford Tractor gives you the performancc you psid for. The new Proof-Meter offers just that! No other tractor manufacturer has ever given you anything like it. Guesswork is Gone! 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