The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1948 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 29, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 29, 1948 Dodgers to Have Plenty of Hustle 1947 National League Pennant Winners Look Good in Spring Drills . (Unlt«4 Sports Ed I (or) Chicks Whip West Palm Beach 8 to 1 Behind Newcomer Clinton Hufford Kentucky Wins Basketball Title CIUDAD TRUJILLO, Mar. 29.— (UP)—There's »n old saying that there never Is a dull day with the Dodgers. And from the looks of things 1948 Isn't going to be a dull year for them, either. While Llppy Leo Durocher, back in the game he loves after sitting out & year's suspension, Isn't one to forecast events to come, the cocky air with which he goes about the job of getting his club ready for the National League pennant race leaves no doubt he thinks he has ihe crew to beat. FORT PIERCE, Flo., Mar 2O IVP> —The Memphis Chicks celebrated a seven-game victory string In their exhibition season today after whipping West Palm Beach of the Florida international League here yesterday, 8 to 1. Right-handed Clinton Kufford, a newcomer from the Hollywood club of the Pacific Coast League got credit for the Chick win as he went the route and scattered seven hils. To day MIO. tomorrow will wind up the Chicks' training here and they will leave tomorrow night for Memphis to play a series of exhibition games there before the opening of the regular Southern Association MOBILE, Ala., March 2fl. (UP) — Mobile's Bears racked up a neat 2-0 exhibition victory today after three Vols to five hits here yesterday. John Hobbs, 1'ele Wojey and Roy | Kelst was charged with Ihe loss. Nickle Baseball Insurance Plan To Help Fight Juvenile Delinquency A lot of baseball expert feel that ! Bear pitchers turned in tleht per- way. too. although there Is more I foi malices In Holding the Nashville uncertainty about the makeup of the club right now thai any other team In the majors. Only one thing Is sure. For youth, speed and aggressiveness—the three things which President Branch Rickey looks for in ball players—the Dodgers know no peer. They will be this year as they were last, the modern dny gas holism gang of baseball. True, they have lost two of their key men—Eddy Stanley, the holler guy of the Infield, and old reliable Dixie Walker, a real pro In the clutch. They v/ere the ones on the 1947 club who could beat you—guys who can't even spell the word quit. No one knows better than Du- Whltak'er shared the miund duties for the bears and kept Nashville under control at all times. Bill Hart's big bat provided »ll the scoring punch Mobile needed behind the effective hurling. He blasted out a home run In Ihe sixth Inning off Vol pitcher Nell Saulla Who was ticketed with the loss. NEW ORLEANS. March 29 (UP) —The New Orleans Pels concentrated today on getting another winning streak started after suffering their first exhibition loss yesterday to Uic Tulso Oilers of the Texas League. The Oilers pushed across a run in the ninth Inning to win, 10 to 9. A four-run rally In the fifth put the Oilers In front, but New Orleans lied It up In the eighth. Clyde Mccallister, Pel catcher, wa.i ihe batting hero for the home lean-, with a single and two doubles. John Stone was credited with the win tot the Oilers and Pel pitcher Bernard COLUMBUS. O., March 20. (U.P.)| 2.. Help build character, strong —AAU President James A, Rhodes ' bodies, team split and better citizenship. 3. Make possible warned Saturday that baseball must take out organized Insurance" of five cents from each admission ticket sold lo fight juvenile delinquency, if baseball Is to survive In America. The Columbus mayor broadened his nickle deduction plan into fin rocher and Rickey that the Dodgers i fight-point program after the or- lost a lot in the sale of Stanky to the Braves and Walker to the Pirales. But there Isn't any worrying In the Dodger camp. They still 'have the best group of young ball players to be found in the majors. In one of those players they feel they will find the new Dixie Walker. His name Is Dick Whitman and he Is going to take over Walker's right field post. The baseball players who know him best will tell you that he is the most aggressive ball plar the game has seen since the days of Cardinal star pepper Martin, the old "wild hoss of lite Osage." The 1947 year he had with Montreal workers wonders for Whitman- He learned how to pull a ball, how- to use his hands on fly balls and how to play hitters. He hit .327 with the Royals and International League officials claim he can't miss. They must have something for Rickey, who isn't one to look askance at a penny, turned down two $100,000 offers—from the Braves and Pirates—for him. iginal idea had )>cen termed "sketchy" by George M. Tiaul- man, president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. Rhodes said his plan to raise $3.000.000 on the basis of 62.000.000 baseball fields one or more with facilities and equipment in every community. 4. Benefit both organized basebal and Its spectators by developing t "vast poo! of players." 5. Develop life-long devotees to] the sport. C. Enable the hiring of trained supervisors. 7. Create more diamonds and hclpf take the load off crowded community playgrounds. 8. Present the (mining at a time, when under the teaching of former Baylor's high-leaping Odell Preston (9) heads the ball for the hoop during the NCAA East-West final game at Madison Square Garden in New [York City. Kentucky's Alex Oro/.a 138)'Is unable to stop the shot. Kentucky went on to win 58-42, thereby annexing the National Collegiate Basketball Championship. (NBA Telcphoto.) paid admissions last year would: ! stars, the youngsters are most en. 1. Give thousand of American boys! tlnisiastiu about the game and learn a chance to engage in the sport. i the easiest. Arabian Meanie Of Wrestledom To Appear Here Kala Pasha, the Arabian meanic. and his partner, Billy Brooks, return to the Legion Arena tonight after a successful debut last week, to meet Cnarlle Keene and Flankle Hill In the tag match feature o( the American Legion's weekly wrestling show. Pasha and Brooks made their initial appearance here last week when they overcame Bill Canny and Dale Wayne In two straight falls of the tag match feature. This victory gave the mat duo a solid foundation on which to continue their ring operations here. Tonight's mutch looms -as a possible battle of catch-as-catch-can maneuvers with all four of the participants rated as masters of underhand tactics. This will be Keene's first appearance here In several months. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are slated to precede the main event with Pash and Hill tangling In the first and Brooks and Kccne swapping holds in the latter. Chick Harbert Recovers To Win Charlotte Open CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 29. <UP)—It was strictly a case of blundering through as Chick Harbert of Detroit walked oil with first prize In Cage Trials Enter Semi-Finals NEW YORK, Mar. 29. (UP) — Vince Boryla. a- Notre Dame star both past and future, limped badly Greenbef 9 Begins Duties As tndian the $10.000 Charlotte Open Golf tom-nnm'enl today. After parlaying n )>ah- of _... , ,, under-jiar 6Gs In the first two °' upsetting the Phillips oilers in I | r ALE RED T® P ALE Fred S. Saliba & Company 223 West Ash St. Phcme 437 Maryland Racing Season Gets Underway Today • BOWIE, Md-. Mar. 29. (UP)—The 1948 Maryland racing season vvn.s scheduled to get underway today with the opening ot a 12rday Spring meeting at Bowie, 'Hie 16Ui renewal or the $10.000 Howe Memorial Handicap, n six (urlong event for thrce-year-olrts Hurt upwards, headlined the opening day card. Joe Louis and Wife On Paris Vacation PARIS. Mar. 29. (UP*—Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis started his Euro[>eaii vacation today and was promptly put right to work carrying packages (or his wife, who lias been on a Parsinn shopping tour. Louis arrived here from Londor yesterday n-here he had engaged in a scries ol exhibitions for which lie was paid $80.000. He will not fiRlit exhibitions while In Paris. FOR WANT OF A GAS CAP Yes it was only a missing K ; ls caji. Nothing important. Bui some dirt got into the gas line. The tractor stalled and a whole day was lost before (he line was cleared. You can avoid such costly delays ir you keen an emergency supply of parts on hand. An extra fan licit, spark plug or spool of wire may turn out to be worth dozens of times what il cost in work saved. SEE US NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN TOWN FOR GENUINE I-H PARTS rili^t 3/2 SOUTH 2SP ST. PHONE863 today—nnd hobbling along with him were Delivers fndlng chances , - ...„. ,„ of iijMCtting the Phillips Oilers in •minds. Harbert could do no belter the semi-finals of the Olympic bas-I LOS ANGELES, Man 29. (UP)— Big Hank Grecnberk was stijl undecided today what his chores will be-as a new vice president of tile Cleveland Indians, but he said he won't play unless he has to. "If the occasion arises for my services on the field, I'll want to help." the 37-year-old home run Missco League Umpire School Opens Tuesday The Ilrsl class In the Mississippi County s«iiii-Pio Baseball League's umpire school, to be conducted for the benefit of pospective league officials, will be held tomorrow night at 1:30 in the City Hall here, It was announced today. The school will be conducted by the league under the direction of J. P. Friend, Blytheville sportsman and .statistician lor the Kitty League, and George Clark, MLssco League secretary. It is not yet known how many da.sse.s will be held. Instruction in the classes will deal primarily with league policy and rule interpretation. Each of the six teams entered in the league will i>e required to 'send at least one umpire to the school. Umpires completing the school will be ccrtiiied as league-approved officials and will be hired by the league to work all games. Two umpires will be assigned to each league game with none of the officials hired being allowed to officiate in home games played by the teams which they represent. Ei:li of 1'ie league's six teams will be allowed to begin pre-season workouts this week following the receipt of player contracts from the National Baseball Congress. Each team will be allowed a roster of 16 non-professional players at the beginning of ihe season April 25. The Mississippi County Semi- Pro League will replace the Mississippi County Amateur League of last year which was sponsored ay the Blythcville Y. Tlie semi-pro loop will work Independently, mainly for the promotion of baseball in the county. Jackson County Man Assassinated in Home NEWPORT, ArK., Mar. 29. (UPI —-A 6fi-ycflr-old Jackson County man was found shot to death at j his home early Sunday. H e was identified by Sheriff J. F. Mason as Napoleon Winkles. And I Quick Decision In the girls bracket by downing Lost Cane 52 to 30 and Btackwater won third place in the boys division by whipping Blackwalcr 25 to 13. Victoria and Blackwater advanced to the finals of the tournament by winning semi-final scraps Saturday morning. The Btackwater girls whipped Lost Cane 36 to 13 In th« first semi-final event and Victoria bounced the Blackwalei 1 boys 30-8. In other semi-final matches Saturday the Victoria boys won over Milligan .Ridge 48 to 23 and th» Promised Land boys defeated Lost Cane 14 to 10. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: J. C. Hill nnd his mount, Uncle Bill, rapidly pail company as they 'head for the ground after clearing a jump in the Subscribers ;md Fanners race ut Crunford. Enplane). Rural Schools Select Cage Champions The Victoria boys and the Blackwater girls reign today as cage champions of Mississippi County rural elementary schools following victories in tlie finals of the invitational tournament at Lost Cane at- nrday night. ._. - . _. Victoria won the boys crown by the officer said that George Hunt. I swamping Promised Land 42 to 8 Monday and Tuesday SAMl/lt GOlDWtN ,»,„„„ KJ DANNY VIKGINIA r KAYE - MAYO V '<i ' •'<• TfCMtHCOIMK ' Warner News and Comedy New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows KVKKV MUMT Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.rn Matinee Saturday *t Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont Showing king .-said, "I'm going, to stay ketball tournament today. Heavily-favored -Kentucky faces i Baylor in the other semifinal. I ..Boryla .wrenched his knee In the] day that Bronx-born Hank hnd be- flnal seconds of play Saturday af- I come an executive- -anti second ter he scored 21 points In Denver's thnn a 71 and a 72 In the last two rounds of the tourney yesterday. Yet ~ils 373 total was good enough for ,'tctory, • Harbcrt's second Winter circnlti win In three weeks, Cary'MldrtlccolI of Memphis flushed, second, n stroke behind, and 57-55 first round conquest of the Lawson Little of Cleveland was third t Oak-lam!, cnl.' Bittncr.s. »'ith 216. . Wltll or without Boryla in there. Harbert. winner of the .Jackson- the Oilers rule an overwhelming i'illc Open, blew his one stroke halt-1 choice to win the tournament way mark lead In the morning round championship in the finals Wednes- yesterday when Middlccoff came; dny rilght at Madison Square Gar- | shock troop.i so I can enter the lineup, necessary, but, I hope the occasion doesn't arise." "- Grcenbei-g was welcomed as a "tremendous asset" by President Bill Vecck. who announced Satur- about 60 of near Hickory Grove, is being held (or Investigation. Mason was struck In the temple by a ..22 caliber bullet fired through a window. Read Courier News Want Adi in the boys finals and Blackwatcr won the girls title by nudging Victoria 22 to 19 in the championship scrap. In the tli I rd-place consolation games between the. two semi-final losers Milligan Ridge finished ahead largest stockholder of ihe American League baseball team.. All hoofed animals walk on their toenails. through with a 58. In the afternoon round, played throuyv a'high. cold wind. Harbert ot the end of the first nine holes, thanks off to a good .start. He led Held by three strokes at. the den. Even though the AAU champs j were far from perfect In romping over the Prospect Park YMCA 'champions from Brooklyn. 74-22 Saturday, their height and polish Groza supposedly was sick with ' vims X all last week, but the only • X's he showed Saturday had nothing to do witli virus.'They simply ' appears too much for even Kento n remarkable recovery shot which i tucky's NCAA tltleholders. went from the foot of a steep bank Tlie Kentucky-Baylor gaiiv feet from the ninth to Inner-two Hole pin. Bo Rowland to Coach At George, Washington U. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Mar. 29, (UP)—John H. (Bo) Rowland moved In today as head football coach at George Washington University and school officials were hopeful I that the former Oklahoma City ' University mentor "was . here to stay.' 1 Chauncey Simpson, b a c 1W 1 e 1 d conch at the University of Missouri, accepted the job last Thursday, then resigned the next day ; when Missouri officials offered him a considerable pay raise. I Rowland, who Is n graduate of Vanderbllt University, comes to ! G. W. U. "Highly recommended"'i by Carl Suavely, head coach at the University of North Carolina. Travelers Invade Texas For Exhibition Games PARIS. Tex., Mnr. 29. (UPI—Little Rock's Travelers moved into Texas today for their (Irst exhibition game In the Lone Star state after winning two out of three contests in Louisiana. The Rocks rallied in the ninth yesterday and defeated the Shrcvc- port Sports nt Shrcveport 7 to 5. They defeated the Sports Saturday 2 to 0. after having lost to Tulsa | last Thursday 6 lo-O. Tlie sports scored nil their runs off Bill oberle In the first three innings. They collected only two singles off Al Plechotn. Milo Johnson and Luke. Hamilton night serves as a repeat of the NCAA final, and the result will be the same. If you take the word of the betting boys*. Baylor had enthusiasm in nipping NYU 50-57. Saturday In n thrill-and-splll roughouscr. But the. Tc.xans displayed nothing that can i marked his string of field goals as I he scored 12 points in Kentucky's I fnrcinl 91-57 win over the Univcr- to- I sity of Louisville. Beard was the Big Bertha of the : attack, however, with 22 counters. I The Olympic, committee revealed that it probably will announce the members of the U. S. team Thursday, following the tournament finals the night before. A squad .of 14 will be selected. cope with the Alex Groza. Ralph 10 of the players to come from the Beard. Wall Wah Jones Kentucky two finalists. MR. PAUL D. ABBOTT has joined our sales force. Paul will appreciate you calling him al 4422 for New Dodge, Plymouth and Dodge ".loh-Raled" Trucks and Fisk Tires. ^ ^, BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR COMPAN 'Y Dodge, Plymouth, Dodge "Job Rated" Trucks 21 7 South 2nd Sf. I'hone 4422 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING l.OWKST ADMISSION' I'lllCB ANWYHERE! Reserved Scuts on Sa!c at the Legion Arena from B p.m. Every Monday Monday, March 29th AIHH.TS 45c — CHILDREN I5c BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA (Tix Incl«<!<«) TAG MATCH— KALA PASHA and CHRALIE KEEN BILLY BROOKS versus and FRANKIE HILL ALSO 2 1-TALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Kala Pasha V.i. Fronkie Hill Charlie Keen Vs. Billy Brooks Everywhere cooram's a^^ Sure SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWH. BLENDED WHISKEY. 86.8 Pioof. 655', Grain Neulral Spirits. Seagram.Distillers Corporation, Chiysler Building, New York TONIGHT Green Dolphin Street" with Lana Turner ai-d Van Heflin Selected Short Subjects • Tuesday The New Universal Hit " J V Y" Reviewed In Life Magazine with Joan Fontaine A Herbert Marshall Also Short Subjects YOU WOULDN'T CONSULT A DOORMAN FOR A TOOTH EXTRACTION WHEELS SHIMMY OR SHAKE? SEE OUR EXPERT FOR PERFECT WHEEL ALIGNMENT ' \Vlicfl nli£nmml's n jolt thai 1m* to he done prr- lYrtlj—hr< v rtn>r unr nhrcl juM lialf an mrli mil «if Linr run ilrafc ymir car Miiov*H}«» R7 fcrl in n mile. 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