The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 27, 1950
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•AGE EIGHT Bl/TOTEVn.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEW» 'THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1950 Indians Humming Different Tune About Sad Sam Zoldak By JACK HAND (Associated Press Sports Wriler) Sad Sam Zoldak, ticketed for San Diego in May, has pitched Cleveland to with games of the American league lead with three relief wins in a week. They actually handed Zodak car-* — fare to the Pacific Coast League on ' cut-down day. At (he last minute, Hank Grcehberg, Tribe general manager, changed his mind. Johnny Berardino, veteran infielder, went to San Diego instead of Sam and he never will be .sorry. Zoldak helped Manager Lou Boudreau's staff all .season. Bui up to lasl Thursday he had only a 1-1 record. Five brilliant relief innings at Philadelphia, July 20, started him on the way. Saturday night at Washington he picked up another victory, rescuing Karly Wynn. When Mike Garcia was knocked out of the box in the third inning of last night's game u'iLh the A's, Zoldak came in. He held Philadelphia to two hits the rest of the way for a 6-1 decision. Parnell Hurls Shutout Clevelnmi's surge is only one factor of a developing situation that has turned the American League rucc into a four-cltib battle. With Detroit's lead sliced to a half game over the New York Yankee.s, Cleveland connng strong and the revived Boston Red Sox on the inarch, anything caci happen. The Red Sox made it two siraighl over Detroit yesterday, 1-0, on Bobby Doerr's home ni'n and Mel Parnell's five-hit pitching. It was the fifth loss in the last six starts for the Tigers. Parnell, a 25-gaine winner last year, went the route for the first time since July 1. The Red Sox lefthander, troubled by a sore shoulder, took heat treatments at a hospital only four hours before game time. Art Houtteman, was the losing pitcher. Joe DiMaggio, making a late summer comeback, slugged a two-run homer to help the Yanks whip SL Louis, 6-3. Rookie Ed Ford, knocked out In the sixth after five shutout Innings, picked up his second win with Tom Ferrick's help. Rain postponed the Washington • t Chicago game in the third inning. , Phils .Strengthen Lrad The Phillies scored six runs in the lixth inning against Chicago to increase their National League lead to 1,1/2 game* with a 6-4 win. Walt Dubtel took • a 4-0 edge into the Aixth but blew the game with six walks and two hits, Brooklyn clinched the season series with Si. Louts, with a 7-5 triumph that made it 12 otit of 17 this year. Switch hitter Jim Russell hit two homers, one rtghthanded and one leflhanded, to lead the Brooks—the first off loser Harry Brecheen, a southpaw, and the second off Red Munger, a righthanrjnr. Stan Mttsial hit safely in his 30th straight, game with a double and single off winner Don Newcombe, who hasn't lost to St. Louts ail year. Pittsburgh teed off on Vcrn Bickford and Bob ISogue for 13 hit.s, including homers by Wally Westlakc and Ray Mueller, to thump the Boston Braves, 8-4. Sal Maglie pitched and batted the New Yorlc Giants to their seventh straight win, 3-2, over Cincinnati. Maglie singled h off Howie Fox to score Al Dark with the tie-breaking run in the seventh. Top Spot Fight Slated Tonight In City League •First place In the city Softball League standings will be at stake tonight when the league leading Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet nine tangles with the Burnett Hudson Pacemakers in the first game or a doubleheader at Walker Part:. In the other half of the twin- bill Blytheville Motor Company's Motormcn are scheduled to clash with the Jaycees. The Chevrolets are currently rilling in first place with the Pacemakers in second. And the Chevrolets will need a win tonight to assure them of retaining sole possession of ihe top spot. J. P. Garrott, director of the Blytheville Y said yesterday that] dates have been set for making up] the four rained-out and two tie ] games in tthe league. Tomorrow nighl rained out games ot July 13 are scheduled to be played. The Pacemakers will play the Jaycees in the first game and Montgomery-Ward will meet the Razorbacks in the second. Monday night rained out games of last Tuesday night will be played. In this doublehcader Montgomcry- Wnrd will play Ark-Mo Power and the Razorbacks will meet the Wade I.ce Cotton Company nine. Louis Reported Ready to Begin Training for Comeback Bout CHICAGO, July 27 OP) ~ Joe | and fighting Charles seems the Louis, retired heavyweight boxing champion, re|K>rtcdly was headed today for an Indiana training camp to prepare for a title bout with champion Exzard Charles. 'f'lie 36-year-old brown bomber, king of the heavyweights for 11 years— longest reign in heavyweight, history—was reported getting ready to return to the ring to ;et some money (o pay back taxes. During his fistic career Louis rarned $4,000.000. The report that \joi\\s will return to the ritiit gained .stature yesterday with his departure with advisor Fred Wilson far a West Baden, ind. training site. His trainer, Mannie Seam on, also was reported en route U> West Baden with training; equipment. Truman Gibson, the brown bomber's manager, has satd Louis will light in September if he can reach an agreement with the government. J/Miis said he must "pay his income lax like everyone else • to action. best way (o do it." (ill)SOii In Washington Gibson was in Washington reportedly to find out how much Louis owes the government on IQ4G and J917 income taxes. It was reported iiome of the retired champion's claims for those years were disallowed. The botr.hcr recently announced he will come out ot retirement if the Treasury Department Will accept his purse in a proposed match with Charles In payment or back taxes. Louis has confided to friends he is hopeful of arranging a title bout with Charles, but emphasized (he matter depended on lax negotiations, The date for the Louis-Charles bout reportedly is Sept. 27, and the site, New York's Yankee Stadium. James Morris, president of the International Boxing Club, said yesterday, however, that Louis has received no instructions or official feelers regarding a possible return By GAVM-; TALROT (For Hugh Kullerlon, Jr.) NEW YORK, July 27. OVy—Tele- vision Isn't the culprit, says President Ford Frick of the National League It's that old-timer—radio. The recent clamor from minor league officials that they are get- ,[ng their brains beaten mil by the ionic movies of big league contests Ita.s caused Frick to make an urgent study of the situation. He absolves television of any blame for the minors* plight. "Those fellows simply have gotten television confused with radio," he declares. "There isn't enough television of big league games in their .territories to hurt them at the box office. There are ;n o television hook-ups of our games. ,i "Rut radio, 'th a t's different. The whole coun- ' try is absolutely saturated with it. Russ Meyer in Trouble Again; Blows Top After Balk is Called PHILADELPHIA. July 27. llTi —+ The terrible tempered Russ Meyer, outstanding candidate Tor baseball's "bad man of the year" award, was in line again today for n Hue or .suspension, this lime because a batter stepped out of the box. The 56-year-old Meyer, ace right- hander of the Philadelphia Phillies a year ago. has had more than his share of troubles this season. First of all. Russ lost six games In a row at the start of the season. In one of those games. Russ lost more than the decision. He took a throw from first baseman Eddie Waithus and tagged first base, but the runner was adjudged safe. The enraged Meyer stormed at the umpire. Meyer ended up In the showers minus $200 and on the suspended list for seven days. He threw the ball at the umpire's feet. Russ has had temper troubles for a long time. Last, for example. Russ was so burned up once that he kicked a steel locker in the clubhouse He broke a -toe and was out of action for a week. Has 5-10 Record After his poor start tliis season. Russ began to find himself. His record stood Rt 5-10 when he went to the pitching rubber for the Phils last nighl against trie Chicago Cubs, his old teammates. While the Phillies were failing to score against Wally Dublel (an ex-Phil who went to the Cubs to the deal that sent Meyer here), the Cubs were roughing up Mr. Meyer Runs scored In the first end second inning and Meyer was down 0-2 when Chicago went to bat in the fifth. Dubiel opened (he Inning with a double and Russ promptly walked Wayne Terwilliger. Carmen Mauro fouled out but Bob Borkowski smashed the ball off Meyer's glove and Dubiel scored. Meyer was not a little angered as Hank Saner steprjed to thf plate As Russ began to pitch. S;uier stcp- neri from the batter's box. Sec'ini; Saner leave the plate, Meyer stopped his motion. Balk, yelled umpire Lon Warneke. Shnvts Umpire Meyer wasted not a moment in storming at Warneke. He told the umpire, in choice Meyerian language, what he thought of the decision and pushed Warneke In do- Inp so WarneV.e told Mcvcr he was finished pitching for the nieht. It was an odd kind rf balk call Meyer was In error in hi? argument, but he didn't know it at the time Russ said later that he thought lhat wl'en a batter steps from the box. time is out. That's ri?ht. providing the umpire cnlls time. In tills case War- nrke didn't and the ball was in play. If Meyer had completed his pitch and sent the ball over Hie plate it would have been a strike. So Meyer left the Ramc and M!li> Candlni c:>nie in to pitch. Hi" Phil? nromptly went tr> work 0:1 Dubir:! tor six runs and Candini came home the winning pitcher. Kids Swap Model Planes Far New Flying Saucers PHILADELPHIA. July 27. (/Pi — Remember way back when the kids used to make model airplanes — plain, old-fashioned airulaiies? Officials at the Lawton public jchool playground today scheduled More Fights To be Carried On Television NEW YORK. July 27. M>,—Television, blamed for many of boxing's box office failures. Is responsible tor the most ambitious big-time fight program in history. To meet the demands of the TV audiences, the International Boxing Club plans to rut 70 or 72 Indoor shows In the 1350-51 season. There will be action every Wednesday ami Friday for at least 35 consecutive years. 'Hie TBC and Managers Guild have reached a new agreement on Wednesday fights, separate from their Friday night pact. On Wednesday nights, each main go fighter will receive $1,000 as his share of the TV money. On Fridays each star bout boy gels $2,250 with a privilege of a percentage. Wednesday programs will originate at St. Nicholas Arena In New York, Detroit, Chicago and SI. Louis There will be five shows in St. LOUJF and 10 each in the other three cities. — All 35 Friday night programs wi]_ originate in New York. 24 In Madison Square Garden and II at St Nicholas Arena. Two additional Garden shows may be added uexl June. The IBC and Garden Corporation will collect about 5760,000 for TV and radio rights. Of this sum. the fighters will receive around $227.500 This, of course, does not Include their share of the actual gate receipts. All figures are confined to the radio and TV money. Sports Roundup "r HITCH njl.l.KKTON J«- SODTHCBN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. Atlanta . Birmingham Nashville . . Memphis . ', Mobile . .. New Orleans Chattanooga Lltt!« Rock . 59 57 52 46 44 43 34 36 .636 40 .596 45 4* 53 54 59 63 .659 .520 .405 .449 .422 351 Korrl Frii-U I'm really surprised that the sponsors haven't gotten wise and complained. I Ihink they will yet. llllmlrfd* uf SUIIons 'Why. there are stations out west «'Iilch begin broadcasting play-byplay of big league games at 10 in the morning, and then, when one game Li over, start in almost Immediately on a nighl game. "Hundreds of stations, big and tittle, have hopped on the band wagon this season since they got the green light from Washington. Of course that's going to hurt minor league attendance. I'm not making a fight against radio, understand. but I know when we've got too much of it." So much for the minors and their problems. Wlml of the majors? Had he reached any conclusion as to television's effect on the turnstiles in nts-own league? An Associated Press survey several days ago showed that 14 of the 16 bis league clubs were trailing their home attendance records of 1949. "Frankly. I haven't been able to reach anv decision yet." Frick confessed. "We're continuing to make an exhaustive study, canvassing thousands of set owners In our cities to try to find whether television Is keeping them away from the parks or. on the other hand, Is winning us new fans. Thinks Attendant Will Improve "We have stacks and stacks of reports and thousands and thousands of figures. It is a terrific statistical job to try to find what they prove, if anything. I only hope I will be in a position to make a re- uort by the time of the next b!» league meetings. In the fall. i. "Actually, despite your' figures which show us to be more than a half-million behind in paid attendance from a year ago, I'm not sure we will he anywhere near that far behind when the season ends We had an awful lot of bad weather in the spring and have quite a few games to make up. A good doublcheadcr or two might make a big difference to several of our clubs." The Tact that Pittsburgh, the only National League team whose home Barnes are not televised, Is leading the league in attendance, does rot impress Frick too greatly. "Can't draw any certain conclusion from that." he cautioned. "A couple of clubs which do televise are very close to the Pirates, might pass them any day." Courier Dirty Sox Beat Burnett 9-4 The Courier News Dirty Sox defeated Burnett's Hudson Sales 9-4 in a Bay Window Softball League playoff game at Little Park last nisht. Ivcrson Riggs pitched for the victors with Long and Stalling* working for the losers. Each team got 10 hits. This afternoon Ark-Mn Power was scheduled to meet the Kemp Whisenhunt Company team in another playoff game. Broadmoor Meet in Second Round COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo July 27 Wv-Defendtng champion Claude Wright of Denver was NATIONAL LCAGUI W L Pel. Philadelphia 54 38 .587 St. Louis . 51 38 .573 Brooklyn 41 31 .560 Boston 4» 39 .552 New York 43 46 .483 Chicago 39 47 .453 Cincinnati 37 52 .416 Pittsburgh . 33 55 .375 AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet Detroit 56 33 .829 New York 56 34 .622 Cleveland 55 36 .603 Boston 53 39 .576 Washington 41 46 .471 Chicago Philadelphia St. Louis . . 32 60 .348 31 59 344 Yesterday's Results Southern Asw>ctatt(M Little Rock 2-1, Atlanta 1-5 Memphis 4-5. Birmingham 3-8 N'ashvilte 6. New Orleans 3 Mobite fit Chattanooga, rain National Le»£m» Brooklyn 7. St. Louis 5 New York 3. Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 6, Chicago 4 Pittsburgh 8, Boston 4 American Leagu* Boston 1. Detroit 0 Cleveland 6. Philadelphia 1 New York 6, St. Louis 3 Washington at Chicago, rain Today's Games Snulhcrn Association Nashville at Mobile, night Only game scheduled • National Leaf*' Si. Louis at Brooklyn Chicago at Philadelphia Pittsburgh at Boston, night Only games scheduled American L»r«« > Doston at Detroit New York at St. Louis, night Philadelphia at Cleveland Washington at Chicago 4 Seeded Netmen Out of Tourney SOUTHAMPTON, N. Y.. July 27 (ifi Four seeded stars were missing from the singles competition tennis tournament. Herb Flam of Beverly Hills. Calif., fresh from beating Ted Schroeder for the national clay courts crown at River Forest, III., headed the quartet ousted yesterday. Flam got only as far as the second round, in which he took a. surprisingly bad 6-2. 6-1 trouncing from Dr. Arnold Beisser of San Francisco. The other seeded players eliminated were England's Tony Mott ram. Jack Tuero of New Orleans and Hugh Stewart of Los Angeles. paired against Bob Goldwater of Phoenix. Ari2,, in . today's second round of the annual Broadmorp invitational Golf tourney. Wright had a rugged time of it yesterday in squeaking past 17 year-old Randy Carey of Denver He had to go 21 holes before winning. Ooldwaler'.s first-round victor, over Bud Holscher of Santa Monica Calif., 3-2, was one of the better matches of the day. Chrysler - Plymouth OWNERS EXPERT SERVICE EXPERT REPAIR T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. 131 Kasl Main Sale* Service Phone 2122 Good hay is marie by removing the moisture as fast "as possible while still retaining Ihe grfcn color. Extra large, extra small and mis- shajxiii eggs should not be set for hatching. a model building conte.sU— models of flying saucers. j First prize was to go to the boy or eirl who exhibited the most plausible and best constructed interpretation of the mysterious aerial craft. Wanted to Rent: 5-6 Room House Representative of lar^e southern concern locallnc in Blylhe- vllle dc^rcs. (o rent 5 or 6 room house. No small children. Telephone C. C. KTTSB Hi Noble Hotel. J. Jones Roller Rink OPEN TONIGHT Osceola, Ark. Across thr Str«Pl from Ihe Biiick Open 8 to 11 Each Night All vSkalers 3f>c Come & See Exhibition Skaters Stanley & Buddy AGK B ft 4 PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Slnck Oimranlecd lies! Prices Kirby Druq Stores Here's One Way To Save Money Expert Service •flLTCRS QUBLITY SHOC SHOf 1211 W M 0 > M ST "Wherever we land, gentlemen, I can assure you of one thing ... we will never find the friendly, helpful loan service you have ot GENERAL CONTRACT PURCHASE CORPORAnON." Cotton Pickers and Osceola Defeated In District Junior Legion Tournament »y BOBBY C. WATSON (Courier N'cwi Correspondent) I'iggotl's junior Legionnaires continued what if the Blytheville Cotton Pickers 9 to 1 yeserday ament at Osceola. The game was halted In the fifth I Harmon, ss .- ; ning Tuesday night because of 1 Golden, rf (.hey started the niglit before by blast- in the District 2A junior Legion tour- in and play was resumed yester- ay afternoon at that point. Pig' ott ran up an eight run lead by le seventh Inning a.s the game was eclared complete then. According Legion tourney rules a game Ls be declared complete If one team trailing by eight runs at the end seven innings of play. Big Douglas Wellrnan went the outc for Piggott, allowing only four caltered hits, Ted Vance worked or the losers, allowing six hits but as shy of the plate as he walked even. Marked Tree defeated Osctola, ;e ter.m 6 to 4 as left hanrtcr oe Frazcir let the home club down ith only four blows. Marked Tree ountcd once in the third and twice n ihe fifth to lead 3-0, but Oscuola ook advantage of four misplnys to i:o< the count in the fiflh. Marked •ce came right back in Ihe sixlh score three times and Osceola ould never catch up. Pinkston was the big man at the late lor the winners with thrcn afe hits, while Jimmy Lee Steverts ollected half of Qsoeota's four hits. iubba Stanford went all the wny or Osceola, and while beine touch- d for an even dozen blows; gave p only one earned run. West Memphis Jumped back into inning ways as they blasted out a 4 to 2 win over hapless Bay. The Memphis us big guns opened up arly. and at the end of the third mlng led 9 to 0. Little Lamar Jennings let Bay own with, four hits and struck out 0. Bay hurler Mattock was free •ith his pa.s,scs, handing out twelve o contribute to his o\vn downfall, Last night in the finale, the hust- ng Caraway Red Birds thumped lector n to 4. Heads up base run- ing plus some ragged fielding in he first two innings allowed Carway to pile up eight runs. Rector eckcd away until they trailed by | o\ir in the eighth, only to have he Red Bird. 1 ; ice the game with hree in that frame. Paul Leggett allowed the losers six tils while Caraway collected seven if of David Banks. Banks hit a Leggett fast ball on top of the chool building in center field in he fourth inning with no' one on jase. It was the first time a Legion •layer ever accomplished such a eat and was the first ball to land here since the dissolution of the Osceola professional team in 1938. Todays schedule had Blytheville iceting 'Osceola at 9:45. Pfggott aying Marked Tree at 1:15, West Memphis going gainst Rector again, t 3:45, the winner, of the Osceola- Blytheville tilt meets the loser of he Piggott-Marked Tree battle at and tonight at 9 p.m.. Caraway takes on the winner of the Vest Memphis-Rector gamp. Blytheville AB R K Belkuap ss 3 0 1 rner, 2b 3 0 0 {.oontz, c 3 0 I O'Neal, 3b .3 0 0 nee, p 3 a 0 Children. If 3 1 1 ;tire-:, Ib 2 o 1 Halstead, rf ... 2 0,0 Burnham, rf -... 1 0 0 Emery, cf 200 Totals 25 1 4 Piggott AB B K Brown, If 2 I 0 Rader, If 1 0 0 Richardson, Ib-c 3 2 0 Irby, 2b 2 2 1 Wellman, p 4 1 2 Janes, ef Broadway, c .. Gatewood, Ib Kinkle, 3b Totals Blytheville . OCO 010 Piggott . 26 9 1—1-4-2 203 020 2—9-6-1 0- Marked Tree Tollivar, rf Adamson, If .. White 3b Kelley, Ib Pinkston. 2b .. Wilmoth, ss ... Spurlock, cf ... Gill, c Frazeii 1 , p Totals . Osceola B. Tale, ss R. Talc. 2b Stevens. If Spiers, Ib . Stanford, p ... Witbanks, rf .. McLean, cf ... Langslon. cf .. Bennett, 3b Srarp, 3b Kennedy, 3b .. Sentcr, c Totals Marked Tree vember 2, 1948, have prepared, »p- proved, and hereby make public the proposed budget of expenditures together with the tax rate as follows: General Control, $1125; Instruction, J90281; Operation of School Buildings, $11,000; Maintenance of School plant and Equipment, |10,000; Auxiliary Agencies (including transportation), til. TOO; Fixed Charges, $2400; Capital Outlay, $a,079; Debt Service. 512,074. To provide for the foregoing proposed budget of expenditures the Board of Directors proposes a lax levy of 30 mills. This tax levy Includes the present continuing !cvy for (he retirement of the present indebtedness. Given this zotli day of July, 1950. Board of Directors, Manila School District No. 15 of Mississippi County, Arkansas By C. W. Tipton. President C. B. Childress, Secretary 1-27-50 8-3-50 8-10-50 000 030 Chandler Thinks Snead Will Break Souix City Record SIOUX CITY, la.. July 27. (AP) — Chandler Harper, the Profes;iona Golfers' Association champion, put the finger on Sam Snead today. He said he thought the Eimwood Course record of 65 would be broken during the $15.030 Sioux City Open tournament which began four-day run today. Snead, Chandler said, is the £ likely to do the record-breaking. Why? Simply because the long-hitting West Virginian is the man most capable of getting birdies oil the four par 5 holes on the 6,506- yard course. It was during one practice round yesterday. Snead had 65 on a card that included five birdies, one eagle (two under par) and 12 pars. Stiead's performance wasn't the only 65 in the final tuneups.'Jimmy Clark, unattached, had one and so did Glen Teat of Memphis, Tenn. PROPOSED BUDGET OF KXPKNDITURES TOGETHER WITH TAX LEVY FOR FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 1951, TO AND INCLUDLNG JUNE 30, 1952 The Board of Directors of Manila chool District No, 15 of Mississippi •onnly, Arkansas, In - compliance 1th the requirements of Amend- lent No. 40 to the Constitution of State of Arkansas, Adopted No- JULY SPECIAL! 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