The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1948 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 9, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Blytheville School Officials Attend Conference In Little Rock to Consider Creation of Big Six : Division for State-wide Competition on Gridirons ! Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson and Athletic Director Firman "Nig" Bynum »f Blytheville High School will attend a meeting of the Arkansas Athletic Association in . Little Rock tomorrow at which' the proposed creation of a special football conference for th« state's larger schools is to be discussed. Even though Blytheville High School's present classification will not be affected bv Ihe creation of the new conference, it will have a voice in the voting. Blytheville Hizh School , k classified in the Double-A Division. Tn* legislation, adopted by repre-* — ; _____ i •pnucivei of the 20 Class-Double-A i schools of the state at a meeting j last F»H would revise Ihe. present • »Ute grid play-off by the forming of a fourth classiflcalion to be . known u the Triple-A. All schools .' irtth enrollments of 500 or more ,' would fall under this classification. Limited to Six Schools The proposed Triple-A division 'has already been given Ihe name of v.the "Big Six Conference" because loniy six schools would be eligible for entry. They are Little Rock, - -North. Little Rock. El Dorado, Fort Smith, Hot Springs and Pine Bluft. All of these schools were In the * Double-A bracket last year. > Creation of the new division Is expected, to. be approved without . too much opposition. Representatives from all association member Detroit Tigers' Pennant Hopes Depend a Lot on Dick Wakefield By Lea M. Pelersen (United PreM Sports Kdl(or) NEW YORK, April 9. (UP)— Ever Ihe optimist, portly Sieve O'Neill believes liis Detroit Tigers can win the American Lcngue pennant Ihls season. He thinks so despite nn obvious lack of heavy hilling and polished fielding. He figures his pitching staff, which looks as formidable as they come, will mnke up for those deficiencies and carry the Tigers to the top. It could be—1[ Dick Wakcficld nvca nuin an a&iucmuon memucr ^ ^uuiu oe—u UICK wakencld schools which hnve football teams finally decides to play ball. If he will attend the meeting regardless doesn't, Ihe Tiger cUnnccs arc nol of classification and will have al'oo bright. This is Ihe year Wakefield is going lo have to produce, Dtspilc the «uw*u ^IUL. Biicct uit: tiassuicauon "lore than n quarter of n million of schools other than those wilh dollars which they have lied up In enrollments of son nr mm/, -n,,, lilm, Tiger officials arei (jelling fed up with Wakefield's attitude and luck of huslle and if he doesn't snap voice lit the voting. If the 'proposal (s adopted, it would not affect the classificalioi: other than those wilh enrollments of 500 or more. Tlie AA, A and B clnssiflcallons would remain intact. However, only u schools would comprise the AA dl- : vision instead, of the previous 20. . Championship of the Big Six Conference would be determined on a , percentage basis of games won and ««: "«" pinyer everyone Uioughl he lost during regular season play with would be when the Tigers gave him no play-off .held. However, this I a $55,000 bonus lor signing while he /would not alter the other classes.I still was al the University of Mich- Championships In Double-A, A and, Igan. Bjaasslflcations would still be dc-j ' HI I .283 In 1947 looked Ihcn like Wakencld out of il this, season his days as a 1 ln the Ar ">y I 1 ' 1944. He Tiger will be numbered. j head coacli at Arkansas. ' Former U. of A. Coach Gets Post At Stephen Austin NACOQDOCHES, Tex., April ». (UP)—Glen 42-year-old former University of Arkansas head football and basketball coacli, lias been .signed as basketball coach at Stephen F. Auslin college, it was revealed today. Rose was to take over his new POSl 111 U'O Stanford w. signed March 4. Rose was an All-Soulhwest conference basketball guard and football Jtacniiin nt Arkansas for two years, beTorc grartunllng In 1028. After his return from two years 1944. Hose became weeks. He succeeds McKcwcn, who re• FRIDAY, APRIL «, 1941 far this Spring, Wnkefleld hasn't shown any signs of becoming the ball player everyone thought he - termined by a post-season pluy-off! it the same as l%st year. Playoffs In Doubte-A . Under the, original plan, It was decided that Big Six teams would . not play beyond the end of Hie regular season. But the 14 teams .which would remain In the Double- A. bracket objected that the best of their class would not have an opportunity to gain the state's highest prep grid title as they have now. So the legislation was amended to provide for a play-off between the Big Six champion and Ihe winner of the.Double-A division provided •that both teams agree. Present Double-A schools, other than Blytheville, that would remain In that classification are Subiaco, Payetteville, Jonesboro, Hope, For-' dale, Van Buren/Russellville, Cam-' deri, and Smackover. couldn't miss and he was put right up there with Ted Williams and Joe DIMnggio as one of the power-sluggers of (he limes. But he never lived up to that billing and wound up last season hitting .283. Thai murk- In Itself would not be so bad if Wakefield measured up in the field. But to make up fo.r his lapses there he Ted Williams Suffers Appendicitis Attack NEW ORLEANS. April 9. (UP)—. Ted Williams, high priced outfielder of the Boston "Red Sox, was en route to Boston today for further examination nnri possibly an operation after suffering a sudden atlack of appendicitis. Williams. American League bat- ling leader last season with an average of .343. was stricken yesterday al the New Orleans ball park where Ihe Red Sox played an exhibition game with the New Orleans will have to hit well over .300. | Pelicans. O'Neill 1ms not given up on him. Dr. Nick Chetla. the Pelicans although his patience Is rnnnlnc out. Wakolield will be in lefl when the season opens with Hoot Evers in center and Vic Wertz, who has the makings of. a star, In right Back of them will be Ihe veteran Roger Cramer, Pat Mullln, who does most of ills hitting in the Sprinc and Ed Micrkowicz. Little Rock Club Performs Toniqht For Arkansas Fans ROCK, Ark., April 9 (TO)-Little Rock baseball fans will Kk**!•*£ flr5t Iook ton'ght at,tha »M .edition of the Travelers in the first of three games with Indianapolis of the American Association Jack .SalUgaver's learn returned home yesterday after Spring training at Greenville, Miss., and after •winning nine put of 12 pre-scason g&mes. Wes Livengood and Al Piechota a couple of righthanders, will per- lorm in the box. Bob Stumpf a traveler newcomer from Seattle tW4sh., will receive. The .Pebs will entertain the Indians Saturday night and Sunday afternoon before playing Detroit Monday afternoon and State Teachers at Conway Tuesday. They open the aouthern Association Friday at Memphis. season Junior High Softball League Opens Season; Hawks Defeat B/ueiays The Hawks in the Blytheville "Y" Junior High softball league opened league play yesterday aftcrnon with *_I5-1 victory over the Bluejays at the Division Streel playground Langley hurled for the winners »nd gave up only five hlls while Nelson and Crafton were touchud for 13 bingles by the Hawk batsmen. The Hawks put together two big r -- ~ —~.» I'v^ko mt definite hard-hilling George Kell at third physician, examined the 20-year-old slugger and ordered him to return to Boston immediately. Initial diagnosis of Williams' aliment had been "intestinal flu." Mangrum's 69 Leads Field In Masters Golf Tourney Vico because of his superior fielding , ..„.,. But Man srum, riding high as lead---- -•niji,iiu l ni_-iun]ii At short, it looks ns if rookie ""' " P /rom Daltas Pebs Have Hustle But little Else Saltzgar.r Thinks Rocks Will Do Well To Win Sixth Place By John HuUun . (1U ' tltt * 1Pre " 'SporU Writ«r) UTTLJB ROCK, Ark., April i.— <UP)-Jaek Saltzgaver took over management of the LJUI«. Rock Tiav«J«r« early this year with the promise that only the hustlers would survive. To date—even after winning nine out Pf 1J exhibition games—Salty £*? mf, has M ' n P'* nt X ot h u^le but little else. The new manager, late of Pittsburgh and the New York Yankees admitted recently that hts charges will do well to-finish In sixth place —two notches . above their last year's final .standing. Even Business Manager Ray Winder admitted weakness in the box, behind the plate and at first. But with these important spots strengthened. WInrter said the Trays might ring down the season in the first division. , Since this observation, the front i office man has done something about It. , To the pitching department, Win- I cier added at least three promising : men—Norman Payntcr, inte of the Cleveland farm; Hugh Orphan from tlie Hollywood stars iij the Pacific Coast League; and Robert Snyder of Vancouver and the Western-International class B League. Snyder posted a 14-to-12 record last year. Payntcr Imd a 2-2 season; while Orphan won eight and lost 10 with the Stars. Paynter shoots a fast stick and boasts some experience. Orphan has an underhand delivery and. Is a good man when he keeps his control. His best sea-1 son was In 194C when he ivon 14 and lost four with the class B Wenatchee, Wash. team. Adds Catcher These newcomers bolster early arrivals Al Piechota, Luke Hamilton, Pete Mouledous. Wes Livengood. Wilbur Sooter and Prank Mekules. To the receiving department,, Winder added a" promising young-1 ster by the name of Ed Stumpf who batted .292 with Seattle last year Stumpf joins Ted Clawittcr. Duke i Doolittie and Jim Nelson. Clawitter sal out most of lost season ns coach with the Rocks, but he appears to be the best of the! lot this year. Winder Is expected momentarily' Baseball School To Hold Final Session Tonight The fourth >nd final class in the Mississippi county semi-Pro League's baseball school will be conducted tonight at 8 o'clock In the City Hall here Following tohlght'i! class umpires attending the school will be certified by (he league and only these certified officials will b« allowed to work league games during Die IMS season. The school lg being conducted by the league for the purpose of f»; milariztng the officials with league policy and bring lliem up to date on all baseball rules and rule changes. lo announce the acquisition of a regular first baseman. At the mo- mem he Is playing Earl Womack of Odessa. Tex. He says, however, that the arrangement Is only temporary Winder has Indicated that the new man may come from a big league but not necessarily from Detroit BlytheYiHe 'V Arranges Bike Races, Parade The Second Annual Bicycle Parade and Races sponsored by the Blythevlll« "Y" with the cooperation of local merchants and the Bicycle Institute of America, are scheduled to be held at Walk-r Park April 17, It. was annourrfd yesterday. The parade 1* scheduled to start at 9:3p a.m. from Sixth and Main and will b« escorted by police down Main to Franklin and out Franlc- 1m to the p»rk, where the rices will be conducted, prize* will be .awarded to the boys and girls having the best decorated bike» in the parade. Winners in the competitive events, which will include plank lidinif, . cycle gliding and racing, will receive awards lor first, second and third places. C. P. . Is chairman of the _- ._,... .,j mjjii ut n kjiij i \j, i . rVitllllJO LS Cii with whom the Febj have * work- committee In charge of Ihe event ing agreement. and the following merchants have Saltzgaver s strongest position to I offered awards to be given the win- date appears to be at short. He has | ncrs: Southern Auto Stores Wes- Ihe choice of Alex DcLaOarza. up tern Auto Associate, Hubbard Hard- frcm Albuquerque, a hard hitter, j ware, Gdodycar Service Store Plan- fast runner and good retriever, i tcrs Hardware, Firestone Service Buttling for the spol also Is Prank Store, Chlcum Bike Shop Mont- Marino. Marino started as a pitcher I gomcr v Ward &. Co Adams Ap- pul played at short nearly all last year with Hie Jackson. Miss. Senators. He has plenty of hustle. At second, Bobby Mavis is virtually assured of a spot. Mavis began his baseball career with the Little Rock team five years ago and has never strayed. At third, the choice Is yet lo be pliance Co., Jim Brown's store and Central Auto and Home Supply. . U. of A. Goiters Defeat j Baylor; Meet Texas in tmiu, MIC ciiuiuu is yet LO oc AUSTIN, Tex., April 9 (UP1-- made between George Morgan who | University of Arkansas gofers were split last season between Memphis I to be guest contenders against the and Little Rock, and Dick Dresser who batted .300 with Wllliamsporl, Pa., last year. Texas Longhorns in a du"al Soulh- \vcst Conference match here today Bubba Smart, rated as one of a., lust year. mmba smart, rated i _ Winder bolstered his outfield this I Arkansas' top amateurs, led tlw week with Wayne Blackburn, a vet- j Razorback foursome, while Blackic eran player and .300 hitter for years ' in the Triple-A class. He Joined uu from Buffalo. Blackburn most likely will patrol ccnterficld and top the batting order. Ben Caulrcll is practically assured the left field acreage, and Dean Scarborough looks good for right. Cantrell was a power at the bat for Little Rock lasl year. Scarborough slarled with the Pebs but i went to Hollywood early last sea- i son. He Is a good hitler and works hard to win. Whatever misgivings Sully may have aboul his present layout, he is virtually assured at. least five .300 hitters—Mavis, Cantrell. Scarborough, Blackbum and Dresser. Dial 4261 Opening 7; Starts 7:M Friday & Saturday 'Oklahoma Raiders" with Tex Kilter and Fuziy Knight Serial "The Royal Mounted Rides Again" Also Shorts , r. ' as wer e e hit .295 last season, u going to beat out the veteran Eddie Lake. Hal Wagner will be Ihe No 1 calcher wilh the veteran Bob Swltt his chief understudy. Two rookies, from , T ' «- •-",«, -j,i llllllKlliull and Harvey Rfebe, who hit .287 with Memphis in 1947. are fighting for the other catching berth. Johnny Greco Meets Beau Jack Tonight MONTREAL, April 9. (Up) _ Johnny Greco of Montreal is looking for his first victory i,, three starts against former lightweight champion Beau Jack and the belting odds were 7 to 5 that he woui-l gam Ihe triumph tonight in the'r 10-round bout. Greco, Canadian welterweight champion, and Jack, former Augusta, Gfl., shoe-shine boy, are expected to draw a gate of between S50.000 and $60.003. Both are in excellent physical shape. Ing money winner of the year and shooting for big bonus mpney from his babulous boss, George May of Chicago, had the Indian sign on the rest. "Sure I'm playing a good game," said the slender lion of the links. "Right now, there's not a nerve In my body." . Mangrum showed it yesterday when he breezed through nine holes in three under par, then ran inlo just about every kind of trouble in Ihe book. Instead of blowing his advantage, he settled down to preserve it. He overcame two bogeys with birdies and shot himself out of I trouble on Ihrce oilier holes to maXe them in .par. 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Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday. 1:00 p.m.; Sunday Z p.m. Tonight i.., ANN GEORGE SOTHERN MURPHY HIILMY MOOKE • HORACE McNAlLY HAT COLLINl'* JEF* YORK Also Cartoon Satnrday "Billy the Kif Outlawed" with Bob Slcelc and Al (Fuzzy) St. John Serial: "Kins; of Ihe Fnresl Rangers* Alsrt Cartoon Salurrtar Owl Show at 11 :M p.m. Arnold PreHburger p.tier.n Scandiil in k Paris" l Serial: "The Crimson Ghost" Alsa Cartoon '

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