The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 22, 1948 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 22, 1948
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MONDAY, MARCH 22,1D48 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Detroit Tigers Still Are Paying For Mistake Made Back in '39 By I-eo . Petersenll (Untied Press Sports Editor) LAKELAND, Fla., Mar. 22. (UP) —The Detroit Tlsers still were paying today for ,\ mistake made back in 1039. That was the year when the late Judge K. M. Lanrtls found them guilty of covering up players In their farm system and freed 91 of them. It was a severe blow which sllll is taking Its toll. It was pointed up today by Manager Steve O'Neill when he went over Ills 1948 roster and discovered that he has nine promising players whom he no longer can send back to the minors. This is their tnircl time np so If they don't make the grade with Golf Enthusiasts Form New Club Caruthcrsville Seeks Membership of 150; Plans to Build Course CARUHERSVILLE. Mo.. Mar. 22 —Ralph Baker today, took over his position as president of the Caruthersville Country Club following his election at a mass meeting ot golf enthusiasts at the Court House here Friday night. Other officers elected were Hugh M. Wilson, vice-president, an.1 Win W. Sawyer, Jr., secretary- treasurer. Golf enthusiasts from as far away as Kennett and Sikeston attended the meeting which was called by the Caiuthorsville Park Commission which is overall control of the Municipal Airpark and Playground of which the proposed golf course will be a part. A 15-iwan Membership Committee WH.S appointed by Mr. Bakei following his election and it was agreed that a membership drive oe launched to raise the necessary finances for constructing the course. It was estimated that a minimum of $5.000 will be needed to assure construction. Members of the Membership Committee- include Harold S. Jones, Mack Burnett. Earl Long Jr.. Crews Reynolds, Felix Kyle, A'onza Kersey, Jcrc Kingsbury, Delbsrt Harper. George K. Reeves. Byron Ward, Bob Merhlf, Jere Corbin, Coy Letner, John S. White and Gilbert Hazel. Membership ice for the first Znhnrias, who won the title dining was set at S50 with a membership " the final two days last year, began goal set at 150. I the final round yesterday with a Among out-of-town guests pre.s- I two-stroke lead, but she blew up. ent were George Kirk of Sikcston, .took a 79 and watched the Min- Dr. E C. Gilmore, president of the nenpolis veteran card a 76 to win Kennett Country Club and 'io.ii | tile tourney with a 72-hole total Benson Jr. and L. D. Gunn. mem- of 308. bers of the Board of Directors of the Kennett Club. Thc^e men offered their services in assisting in arranging plans for the new course. Mr. Kirk has assisted in laying out and building several Southeast Missouri courses ir^uding the Gwinn Country Club i\^Hayti. ?.nd courses at Maiden, Kennett. Dexter and is now assisting in the construction of the new course at New Madrid. Cornelius Berry and John McHtle and outfielder Ed Mierkewicz Because the Landts purge left them short of players, the Tigers had to give most of the nine a shot at major league jobs before they were ready. But they were hard up for talent and forced to gamble. Now O'Neill must decide which of the nine to keep ind which to cast adrift. . The most expensive of the nine Is pierce, who won U games while lo.slug eight with Buffalo lust season. The Tigers signed him for a sizeable bonus upon his graduation from high school, but he was a -little short In Ills two previous trials with Detroit. Now O'Neill hopes that he has acquired the the Tigers this year they will have poise to go along with his natural to be sold, traded or released. And i ability. they represent a potential Invest- Right now pierce, Gray. McHale, ment of 5500,000. I M lerkowl(z and Rlebe appear to The players are Pitchers P.uf- have the best chance of staying fus Gentry. Ted Gray, Walter with the Tigers. But O'Neill Is Pierce and Lou Kretlow; Catcher dreading the day when he will have Harvey Riebe; Infielders John Bero, to decide which of the men to keep. Potty Berq Finishes Strong To Win Women's Titleholdcrs Golf Crown AUGUSTA, Ga.. Mar. 22. (UP)—+— Pudgy Patty Berg ot Minneapolis, Minn., todny relieved Babe Zaharins of the Women's Titleholders' golf crown alter coining from behind to defeat the favored Denver athlete in the final 18 holes. It marked the fourth time that Miss Berg won the tournament, but the first time in nine years. Mrs. 'Washed-Up Boxers To Be Weeded Out by Boxing Association PHILADELPHIA, March 12. (UP) —The National Boxing Association today started a purge of washed-up fighters. Now, Ltst's Hwy ball PAGE^BEVOf but harmony .duns now. Caruthersville Post to Sponsor Junior Baseball up Its language, but it all addecto one thing: the bums must go. The Marked Tree Girls Annex State Crown Officers and committee members »f proposed Caruthcrsville Club will meet tomorrow night to map plans for the membership drive which is siated to start Wednesday morning. Greene appointed a committee to 88 of American Legion will spoil- , LITTLE ROCK, Mar. 22. (UP>- h.«.i "!! • r ! C<m ,, LC8lc ~ n Jlmlor M «rkcd Tree-perennial basketball baseball team here this year. It has chmnploii-liolds (lie senior girl" been announced by Post Command-1 hardwood crown again today\Mower James Osburn. who stated that ing a 35 to 27 win over Slloam named Springs here Saturday Hays Versus Cardwell in Cage Finals storf Grocers of Bly- Ten Teams Enter Rural Schools' Cage Competition Play In the invitation basketball tournament ror rural elemenlry .i. in -j — "•'- schools wl)1 ««t underway at the thevllle >nd the Cardwell indepen- Lone O«k iym Wednesday nleht dents pair off ,l the Armory here It was announced today tonight In the finals of tlie Missis- " slppl County Invitational tourney for Independent cage teams. Game time Is set for 7:30. The Orocers won the right to participate In the tourney finals by defeating; Mxora «5 to « In a semifinal affair and Cardwell advanced to the championship name by trouncing Loy Elch of Blylhcvllle 43 to 'it In the other semi-round tilt, Wliinen ot tonight's contest will be declared champions and members of the squad will receive gold basketballs «s the first-place trophy. A similar award will be mncte to members of the runner-up 'team. The Grocers are Blylhevllle City clumps. Thl» Us the first time that such a tourney ha* been conducted here and sponsor> of the event Indicated today that the invitational tourney may become an animal affair. Meroney Books Two Newcomers For Monday Night The Initial appearance of two newcomers will highlight tonight's grappling when Kala Pasha an.1 Billy Brooks tangle with Bill Canny and Dale Wayne In (lie tug match feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling card at the Legion Arena. Both Pasha and Brooks will bi; making their first appearance In Blythevllle with tonight's allowing, arc regarded as lougn The tournament Is scheduled to l«st through Saturday with (he semi. finals to b« held Saturday morning and the finals Saturday night. Only night sessions will be held on olher dates, the announcement »tated. Ten team* are entered In the tournament. They are Shady Drove, Boytitnn, Pawheen, Blackwater Promised Land, Mllllgsii Ridge, Ixme Oak, Box Elder, Lost Cane and Victoria. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. Night sessions will begin at 6:30 with Saturday's day session starting at 10 a. m. 23 study records and to publish with- Atty. Ray Klemp has been Ish final round one over par. Miss Berg, however, could not take home the gold cup annually award ed the winner. The trophy was stolen several weeks ago from the automobile of George Zaharias, Mrs. Zaharias promoter husband. will be applied also to boxers whose bouts show (hey are not physically equipped, and who are being hetd in the sport as chopping blocks by unscrupulous managers. WE CANT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE WEATHER -BUT- We can furnish you with genuine Farmall and Delco- Rcmy parts to get your tractor lighting system in shape for the night work that lies ahead.... I CHECK THESE ITEMS | AND COME TO SEE US: New Generators $35.00 Wiring Harness 1.15 New Switch 2.30 Ammeter 2.55 Set of Three Battery Cables 3.90 H Generator Belt 1.00 M Generator Belt 90 Heavy Duty H Battery—Exide 15.75 Heavy Duty M Battery—Exide 22.50 Tractor Head Lights (Sealed Beam or Regular) 3.90 DON'T BE MISLED BY INFERIOR SUBSTITUTES INSIST ON THE GENUINE FARMALL TRACTOR PART! 3/2 SOUTH 22° ST. PHONES63 Nashville Bows To New Orleans In Exhibition Tilt NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 22. (UP)— 1 New Orleans' Pelicans celebrated ' an auspicious opening to their competitive season today after taking a tight 6-5 decision from the Nashville Vols here yesterday. It was the Pels' exhibition series opener, and 4,800 fins turned out to get a preview of the ig« Ne» Orleans team. Pete Krauss provided the punch H took to win, as he banged out a single to score John Corrlden from second with the winning . run. The Pels had 11 hit* and the Vols marked up eight. But the Vols combined their eight hits with [ four New Orleans errors to Ully five times. will seat 25CO to 3000 persons Tlie grounds were formerly used by the Caruthersville Pilots of the Northeast Arkansas League. Mr. Klemp stated that only amateurs who had not reached their seventeenth birthday would be eli- jlble, and that any eligible boy In the county would be given every opportunity to make the team. The boys are required to furnish their own gloves and shoes, but uniforms and other equipment will be furnished by a sponsoring group. Each Buell scored 21 points for slloam Springs. In Junior boys play Van Buren defeated Nemo Vista, 35 to 32, In the championship game. boy must furnish a birth cciiiriciite or certified copy, substantiating his age, before his application can be considered. Caruthersville will be « member of the Southeast Missouri American Legion Junior Baseball League, with other teams being Jackson, Cape Olrardeau, Sikeston, chaflee, East Prairie. MOBILE, Ala., Mar. 22. (UP)— The shortstop and third base positions of the Mobile Bears had manager Al Todd's main attention today. Todd ran the Bears through an intensive batting practice and infield drill yesterday. He alternated young Claude Siple and Bill Hart at shortstop, a questionable poet on the Bear squad at present. Travelers Close Spring Training Camp Wednesday OREENVILLE, Miss.. March 22. (UP)—The Little Rock Travelers will break Spring training here Wednesday and head for Alexandria, La., to open an eleven-game exhibition schedule which will keep them on the road through April 4. They will play five additional games In Little Rock, giving them 16 contests before the season opens on April 16. ... „„. „,„.„ „* v ,^..*. Manager Jack Saltzgnvcr will take At third base, Todd divided work j " ls squad to Alexandria for the in- between Jim Babcock and Jack I itlal same against the Tulsa Oilers - - - of the Texas League on Thursday and Friday. Games with the Shreveport Sports In Shreveport on Saturday and Sunday will round out the week's play. Saltzgavor is expected to trim his current squad of approximately 40 players to 25 for the exhibition tour. Maupin. A new arrival at camp was first baseman Ray Hickernell. Managers Discuss Third Zo/e-Graziano Bout NEW YORK, Mar. 22. (UP) — Managers of Rocky Graziano and : Tony Zale were clue to confer to- i day on plans to match their fight- I crs for a middleweight champion-I ship bout at Jersey City in June. Andy Niederreiter, new promoter i for the Tournament of Champions. Inc., a New Jersey organization that [ champion Gra?',3no under con- Si. Louis Refuses Bid To Play in Olympics DENVER, Colo.. March 22. IUP) —Chairman Lou Wilke said today that the U. S. Olympic basketball committee will meet in New Yor(: tract, is directing the negotiations.. Friday to decide whether New York Grazlano, under Indefinite sus- i University is entitled to replace St. pension in New York, won the title Louis University in the Olympic cage tournament. St. Louis has declined to compete The Billlkens won the right to plav in the Olympic tournament along from Zale last June In Chicago. Quinine was discovered than 300 years ago. Spring Season At Oaklawn Park Enters Last- Week HOT PRINGS, Ark., March 22 (UP)—The Inst week of the 1948 Spring race meet opened at Oaklawn Pnrk today with the spotlight on 14 routers named for the featured seventh race. The mile nnd a sixteenth allowance race Is for four-year-olds nnd up. Top weight wnj assigned to | Frank Munn. His chief rivals will be Late Thread, Cloy and Tawny Lady. Other entries include Helehc, fSammle's Image, Llteco, Miss Banned. Busy Pony, One by Air, Sun- alt and Miss Royal. The secondary feature on today's card was the mile »nd 70 yard event for three year olds. It was the first distance test of the aeason for Junior division speedsters. Most prominent ftmong the ten entries were Gay- heush, Separate Check and Magic, Chief. I Racing under the wire a length and a half ahead, Dinner Hour from the stable of Grlssom and Sherman • romped to victory in Saturday* $5,000 Oaklawn Handicap. Ridden' by Jockey Ray Camp, the four year old beat out Mrs. A. M. Creech's Sid Play and Boden's Pal. Dinner Hour paid $31.40 straight. I Ridden by Wendell Eads, Tre Vit from the stables of Robert E. Cudahy, galloped to her second straight victory by outclassing five other crack sprinters in the six furlong $2,000 Arlington Hotel Handicap, the secondary feature. Ariel Ace was second and Suzerain was third. A total of 12.000 persons poured S54S.033 through the mutucl wickets, compared with 10,500 persons betting $548,402 on the same day last year. with three other college teams and four AAU quintets when they won the National Invitational. NYU was nmner-up in Hint tourney. William Durney, assistant to the president of St. Louis U., said that the school's scholastic requirements were such that It would not be fair to team members to have them leave school again. tug match feature Inst Monday. Tonight's battle looms as a rougri and tumble affair with a combination of scientific and rough and lumblr. grappling expected to be featured. Each of the four wrestlers on tlie card are well experienced in both systems of wrangling. In the two one-fall preliminary bouts scheduled to precede the feature event, Pasha will meet Wayne and Canny will lake on Brooks. Jockey and Hit Steed Disqualified by Track Officials in Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March (UP) — Oaklawn stewards have suspended for 80 days K. J. Ness, trainer for the stable of Mrs. J. R. Williams. They allege a drug was administered to Bold Pat before participation In last Thursday's first race. Stewards ruled that the order of the finish be revised with .second money going to Pigeon Express third money to I'luywlse and fourth plncc to Bill Monahan. Hold Pat placed second in the rncc. The horse was disqualified and placed lust In Ihe race In addition to belli* banned from the Onklnwn course the remainder of the seu.ioii. Basketball Coaches Meet For Rules Discussion NEW YORK. Mar. 22. (UP)-The imtlon'i ba«kelb«ll couches met, here today, determiner! to scrap the sectional differences in Interpretations of the rulea. Howard Hobson of Yule, president of the Basketball Coaches' Association said, "In b«»eb»ll. a strike Is a strike even though In some re- .iPccts It's an arbitrary decision, We don't hear any reports about different Interpretations ot a strike In various major league cities." Basketball long has been plagued by complaints of visiting teams that "we don't do K that way at home." Pearls are sold by (he grain, not by the carat, A carat is equal to about four grains. Boy/or Faces Kentucky for NCAA Crown NEW YORK, March H. <0>.)— A preacher-powered B»jrlor Dnlv«r- slty basketball team WM 'th* unknown quantity today In Uw final* of the NCAA basketball tournament. With an ordained minM4r. Jteki* Robinson, leading the ttteek, ttM wonderoui whizzes from WMO uuj4.t the dope bucket with * loud **i1-rr when they licked Kaiuu SUtc. 60-52, In the Western fintl* at K«ns»s City Saturday ni«ht. K-SUU was considered a »hoo-in elneh. Now Baylor faces Kentucky, M-U victor over Holy Croa« in the Eut~ ern bracket, tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden for the nations! championship. As for what kind of oppodtlen Baylor can offer this truly rnat Kentucky team that waa * meet question. Kentucky Coach AdeJph Rupp was sure he knew leut of anyone. Kramer Wins Again MONTGOMERY, Al»., March' M. (U.P.)—Jack Kramer nuraed l 35 to n edge over Bobby Riggi u they moved on to New. Orleans to eon- llnue their touring sertej tonight. Kramer downed Rlggj, 6-1, 1-4, 6-1, here yesterday. A device so sensitive It • can weigh a fingerprint is one of th« key research tools being uted by scientists to test metals to Impror* Jet engines. $Sale! Thousands AitCHtno MAVNS CHICKS ro* moMrr IM^MM UVf PIirvitT CUtlAMTt 1000-fU.SO w. f .,r..,.,. CHICK CO. Dept. S AR Bi. Loult, Ma. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION I'HICE ANWYHERK! Reserved Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena from fi p.m. Every Monday ADULTS 'I5c — CHILDREN 15c Monday, March 22nd BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA _^^_^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I T *X Included) TAG MATCH— KALA PASHA and BILL CANNY BILLY BROOKS versus • and DALE WAYNE ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Kala Pasha Dale Wayne Billy Brooks Vs. Bill Canny $0** * X^ # our CAK knw bfiring & $,#? 'M ' ' ^^^ ^^F •* • If • THE COOLING SVSTEM . TIRES Be Sure Your Car Gets Our Preventative Service! WE RECOMMEND THESE SERVICES RIGHT AWAY Drain Antl-Freeze Clean the Radiator Add Rust Inhibitor Check Kose Connections Inspect Fan Belt • Oil, AXD LUBRICATION • IGNITION SYSTEM Check Ignition, Including Battery Clean Spark Plugs—Replace if necessary Check Compression • BRAKES Pull wheel to check brake lining—»d;u»t —and rcline if necessary Check brake fluid—refill If nccesury The last 1,000 miles of rubber Isnt worth the risk Avoid flats with use of gauge may wtek while tires are cold. • BODIf WORK Oil, Tighten, Adjust Doors Wax or Polish Your Car Eliminate Dents • VISION Re-Focus Headlight* Replace all burned out light* Adjust Windshield Wiper—RepUre Blades if worn LYTHEVILLE MOTOR COMPANY 217 South Second Street DODGE — PLYMOUTH — DO DGE "JOB-RATED" TRUCKS Phon* 4422

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