The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1948 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 14, 1948
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WEDNESDAY. APRIL 1-1, 1048 City Softball League, Sponsored By Blytheville 'V, Calls Session To Plan Opening of '48 Season im ' Managers and sponsors of teams eiubrcd in the Dlythmllc y's Soft- bal [League will meet toni e .rt at 7:30 In the Y rooms lo .led officers .„«, make dual plans for the opening of (he !9<8 season "ccordlng co and Eight teams have entered thu league compelltion, Mr. Garroct stated, ahd a ninth application has been received. Representatives ol these teams will decide at tonight's meeting whether to accept the ninth application and seek a tenth or keep the loop at its regulation eight-team strength as it was last year. Tm-ee new teams have entered the league this year to re-place til- three that withdrew at the close of the season last year. The new teams are the Junior Chamber ol Commerce, Coca Cola, and Happy Hour Grocery. The five teams en, tered this year-tliat had teams last J'ear Include Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet Company (formerly Loy Eich), defending league champs, Ark-Mo Power, Sam oJhns, Phillips Motor Compiiiy and Hays Store. The ninth application received is '•"m the Blytheville Motor Com- iy. Mr. QaiToll said. "hree lasl year entries, the Pred S. Saliba Company, Owens Drug Store and Charley's Electric Company have announced that they would not sponsor league teams this year. Mr. Garrott .tated that so far only one umpire has been acquired to work the league games. Homer Wilson, who played for the league champion Loy Kieh nine last year, has been appointed head umpire and a. second official is tein,? fought. Several men are being considered for the position, he said, and there is a possibility that this will be settled at tonight's meeting. To Play In Walker Park Again this year the league i»'j-, acquired the use of the WalKtr Park diamond for Its games ,Mr. Garrott said. The diamond will ne improved, he said, Just as soon is weather permits. It has been reported lhat more lights will be added to the Walker Park Held whictl should better playing conditions. Play in the league will be round- robin v.'ith each team meeting other league members ni least twice, during the season. A ShaughnesiV ^.J'-oif will be held at the close Sg the season to ' determine the fieague championship, Mr. Garrott said. Six-Wheeled Racer Entered in Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, April 14. (Up) — Wilbur Shaw, president of the In-» aianapolis Speedway, said' today that a six-wheeled car has been entered in the annual 500-mile Mem- American Ass'n Umpires Get Last Minute Briefing COLUMBUS, O., April 14. (UP)— American Association umpires this year will let irate players and managers scream lor a while before giving them "the old heave-ho." Frank C. Lane, president of tho association, told his umpires at 1 last-minute briefing session yesterday not to be too tough on managers because the fans who pav the freight at the box office "come out lo see the players perform—not to watch them get sent to the showers. "Let them scream." Lane told the men hi blue at tlicir final session before tomorrow's opening, "Then tell them that you are going (o walk away and that if they follow you, they will be put out of the game. The responsibility then is on the managers not on you." "It is all riglit (o be colorful," nc told the umpires, "but don't let it run away with -you. There is no substitute for a correct decision. When the play Is close, you may have to sell your decision with a super-positive gesture, but don't overdo it. When it is routine, let 'I, be routine." Borons Buy Eddie Lyons From Washington Club BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. April 14. (CJP > — The Birmingham Barons yesterday bought Second Baseman Eddie Lyons from the Washington Senators for what Baron General Manager Eddie Glennon said was the highest price ever paid for a player by a Southern Association club. Glennon would not reveal Ihe exact purchase price. Lyons played with Chattanooga last year and was selected for the All-Southern Association Club by sports writers. He batted .295 and led the league in two-baggers with 4fi. He also hit five triples and two homers and batted in 75 runs. The Barons were without a second baseman after optioning Bob Sprentall to the Natchez farm club Monday. Pepper's Pippin Ted Lyons' Chicago White Sox Face Gloomy Season in 1948 vAKK.) COURIER NEWS Locke Barred From Annual PGA Tourney CHICAGO, April H. (UP)—ThJ reason why nobby Lwke wns liar- rod from the minimi Professional (jolici.5 AMoclfltlon tounmmcnl his year |., thai he Is u non-mcm- her playing tlie entire losnnameiil season, a PGA spokesman said lo- Locke plans ( 0 play In every other tournament approved or sponsored by the PDA for the rest of llic year, the spokesman said, and to permit him lo play in tho j'OA would penalize Americans who we>i t eligible. The stellar South African shot- maker who Mulshed second In the money winning list In 1947 and who Is running In tlic Hut live Ms year competed In (lie PGA tourney In 017, but lie wr,s eli.nlnalert In a loniul unset by Henry Ransom. Unvinlit. III. "To Invite Locke lltls year would be unfair to nil Ihe American professionals -who nvcn'l eligible for 1'C.A membership." the PDA lepie- scnlative snirt. "They cnn'l piny In I lie PGA became they haven't been prolesslonnls lone enough, men like Ed I'Mrgol. Fred Hans Jr., and Cary .Mldillecotf. "We invited Locke Inst year because he wns over here only lem- |x>i'.irlly mid (tils year he'll be here for the full season, He knew Una he wns going to be barred before, Hie announcement was made and it's perfectly satisfactory to him."/ ALE RED TO P ALE Fred S. Saliba & Company 223 West Ash St. Pho £. 437 , Womens Golf Tourney Enters Second Round PINEHUR3T. N. C., April H (UP) —All favorites, with the exception of Jean Hopkins of Cleveland, who was upset by Mrs. Edwin Long- scope of Bronxvifle. N. Y.. moved into the second round of match play today in the 46th annual North and South women's golf tournament The blonde Mrs. Longcope, who icefc Curtis Cupper Helen Sigle Philadelphia today, scored a 3 ai 2 victory over Miss Hopkins, lurtis Cup team alternate player. Louis Suggs of Llthia Springs, Gn., Pre-tournanient favorite, to regain the crown she lost Inst ycnr to Babe Dldrlckson Zahnrias, turned back Anne HoichKiss of Pmehurst, 9 and 7. She meets Mrs. W. Hockenjos; Jr., of Short Hills, N. J. 40,000 Buttons Make Prized Collection SEATTLE (UP) — Harry Bird started collecting buttons as a hobby In 1940 and today he has more than 40,000. believed to be the largest collection of- Its kind In the West. Bird's buttons come In all sizes and shapes, the largest—bearing a likeness of the Gibson Girl—being four inches across. The smallest, made ol transparent gloss. Is hard- orial Day auto race. The six-wheeler, entered by Pat Clancy of Memphis, Tenn., is a new creation powered ^ by a 270-ciibic inch Offenhauscr engine with dual rear wheels. Clancy said the dual wheels "should reduce slippage and improve handability on the turns." By I,eo H. Pe(tr«n (United Press'Sport* Kill tor) NEW YORK. April 14. (Ul'l- They were the patsies of the Pacific and come October they may be the palsies of the American League • That's how dismal the 1048 prospects are for Ted Lyons' Chicago White sox. Except in the catching department, he Is short of major league players. But so long as the St. Louis Browns are In the league the White Sox have a chance to escape the cellar and wind m> seventh. Anything higher than that In the final standing for the pale hose, however, would be put down as a modern baseball miracle ' Out on the Pacific Coast, where they trained, the white Sox won only three of 14 games against the Cubs. Giants, Browns. Pirates and Indians. They even lost two out of three to the San Francisco Seals and dropped a game to the university of Southern California. They showed in those games what ias been an inherent weakness on White Sox clubs down through the years-light hitting. It used to be that the Pale Hose had a good defense and excellent pitching to offset somewhat that weakness at the (plate. But (he 1018 edition promises !only to have the defense; the pitching doesn't measure .up, on ixiper at least. Only in the catching department do the While Sox rate Hunt up In there. Lyons would not trade his two top receivers—Mike Tresh and ! Aaron Robinson—for any other I Pair in Ihc IctiRiie. j The pitching outlook wasn't helped when Frank Paplsh, the Icft- , hander who won 12 gomes Inst season, had to undergo n shoulder , operation. Lyons was counting on . him to win 15 pamns, but It rio-m'l • look as If he will be ready lo / ke his regular turn until the middle of [May. If then. I That leaves Lyons with only two : pitchers with more or less ol established reputations — Joe Hnvncs who.won 14 last .year and Orval Grove, who never has lived up to his promise and scored only six victories last season. Bob Glllcsplc i a live game winner; Earl Harrlst, who won only three games In 1047 ' and the 42-year-old relief nil" Icr' Earl Caldwell. who scored only one triumph last season, arc the only other holdovers on the pitching sttiif News of Son's Suicide Kept from'Sick Mother NEW YORK. April U (UP) — ! James Pen!more, 33-year-old mucli- | nisi, went to the hospital to visit Ws wife. Ella, knowing thai If he didn't she would fear somethliiK was wrong. When he went Into the sickroom where she was recovering from an operation the doctor told Mm riol to upset her. Fenimorc told her she looked well, she asked bow their five children were. "Everything will be all right" he said. Just ns the doctor told him Then he Iclt the hosplUl to make the funeral arrangements for tiiclr 10-year-old son, James Jr. The Ixjy hanged himsolf last nlghl with the ,bclt of his bnthrobe In a clothes I closet In his home. He lefl no ex- planntory note. Running Broad Jump Asked by his conch lo do it iiRiiin, aptly-named Geoigc Uroad. H-year-old London schoolboy, with n si vie of his own icpeats n 21-foot pi'iioun- nneo In (lie limiting broad jump. Tinck men say the younnstci is ' two yonis ahead of schedule 't^»^y .»'?.£? city council to adopt and rcmimuYd the cnso. Mr. Wright said H will be up lo Ojfliicrllor Francis Cherry of Jouos- boro to decide whether the privilege license lees were paid by Ilio cab operjiloivs under protest. [/ ne decides the fees were not paid under protest, the council cannot IK Ircd to refund the fwiymen'i Wright said. Hill II the chancellor decides the Ices were paid under protest, Mr.' Wright said, "that's another proo- !cin." ' I.FR»I Fee Authoring . The council last night also approved payment of fees to Oscar Fendlcr. Blytlievlllc allorncy, for legal services rendered In connection with acquisition by the city o' the ah' base property front Ihe War Assets Administration and the Civil I Aeronautics Administration. Tho I fees Included faso cash and »:IOO lo be paid In monthly Installment,* A, Argand, of Geneva, Invented the first scientifically-controlled oil burner in- 1784. Murry Dickson Hurls Five-Hitter As Cardinals Shut-Out Cubs 5-0 HOUSTOft. Tex.. April 14. (UP) —Adding a five-hit shutout to his no-hitter. Little Murry Dickson today loomed as the number on» pitcher on the St. Louis Cardinals' staff. The short right-hander, who held Ihe World Champion New Yor\' Yankees without a single tingle two weeks ago. had his curve bail dancing yesterday when he blanked the Chicago Cubs. 4 to 0 The five-hitter was Dickson's second route-going job of the Spring and made him the leading nominee lo pitch the opcnina game. WICHITA, Kans., April H (UP) —Shortstop Bill Rigney and pitcher Clint Hartung of the New York Giants were cnroute to New York today for special medical treatment, Rigney is suffering from a pain in n« shoulder which has prevented him from throwing normal for the past three weeks. Hartung has been bothered by a nervous facila afllication which has hampered his pitching. Both will be treated at Harkncss Pavilion. The Giants' Spring series with the Cleveland Indians stood even at six games each after the Indians' 7 to 2 victory yesterday. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. April 14 (UP)—The New York Yankees, were scheduled to meet the Indianapolis club of the American Association I here today. I The Yanks' exhibition game against the Memphis Chicks of the I Southern Association . in Memplrs yesterday was rained out. the fir^t cancellation of the Spring tor the New Yorkers after 34 games. NEWARK, N. J.. April H (Tjp)_ The Boston Braves, working their I way back to the Hub City, were I slated to clash with the Newark i Bears of the International League nere today. £ The Braves' game against, ih» Naval Academy at Annapolis, Mri. yesterday was rained out. DURHAM, N. C.. April 14. (UP)The final game of the Springvse- nes between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox. in which the Heds lead four games to two, was scheduled for todav at Roanoke, Va. Everett (Red) Lively was picked to pitch for Cincinnati and Dave (Bo) Perriss for Boston. The Reds beat the Sox here yesterday, 8 .to 6. as Frankie Baum- noltz made three hits and stole two bases. ' visible to the naked eye Bird ha., buttons from governors and former governors of « siatcs Gypsy Rose Lea sent Bird a button with a note: "1 only have three buttons to my name, but one of them Is for you old pal." for Din Moving, LAND LEVELING .. and Seed Bed Preparation HERE'S A LABOR-SAVING MONEY- MAKING MACHINE! „ ejbt* lop condiiion quickly ani j "lily. Evcrsn^n-levclcd field, ir- r<s-»le ihcmsclvci. You lav* tin,, labor, waccr, sfo » better eropi — mcchjtmtd equipment worlu fj,,, r more efficiently. The Evtrlmin lev. eli land AUTOMATICALLY — wl, cn ,-hcH, S e, on Kit,h pl.ce blaJe lo»er. to take 4 cut, when »h cc l, JO into a low place blade rAisej to relene Jirl - breaki cloHl, Srmi and pack, the surface, forming , finely pulverized lecd bed >, ',h« machine move, along. Same machine is fatten dirt mover on the market today (or power required. Excellent for rcbuildmg Keld,. After dirt it moved it on be graded down and AUTOMATICAL. LY LEVELED with the ,ame ma. Here', a J-vay machine u.ed for dirt moving, leveling, for main- taming contour., foil conservation work and prcparinj ,ced beds year «fler ye.r. EVERYMAN A"™"*™ LAND IEVELER B-WB.1% JITinil and 0mT MovfR ANDERSON. S. C., April 14. (UP) —Joe Kuhcl, manager of the Washington Senators, was faced with a SlOO fine todny for being tossed out "' yesterdays game against the Philadelphia Phils. Kuhcl wasn't around at the enri of the game as his tenm ended a three-game losing streak with a 7 . to \ win. He was ejected by umpire Bill Stewart for alleged nench- ! jockeying, which carries the automatic SlOO penalty. Home runs were 'hit by Earl Woolen and Toe Mc- CITY COUNCIL Continued From Pane ). will pay the city $100 per month tcntal in addition to providing free service and maintenance lor BO 1000-himcn street lights nl the air biise. The lease also stated that the power company will furnish electricity for other 1000-lnnien air base street lights for *1 per month per light provided no . additional material other than lamps Is required. _ 1'arkliif Mcltrj Discussed Representatives of two parking meter manufacturers appeared before the council last night lo demonstrate their parking 'devices. The voters in the April 6 election approved installation of parking meters in the business district and it, is up to the city council lo purchase them and determine the specific installation points. No action was tefcen last night on purchasing the meters. City Attorney Wright told Ihc council thai arguments had been presented In Chancery Court hero yesterday on Ihe city's taxi-cab license fee ordinance which the Arkansas Supreme Court had Invalidated. The supreme court had ruled that the srnduated scale set up was not within the power of the Bride of Washington and Jackie Albright and Del Ennk of the Phils. 3/2 SOUTH 2ZPSJ: PHONG863 NASHVILLE, Tenn., April H. i UP) — The Detroit Tigers today boasted a new "double-threat" star —pitcher Pred Hutchinson. In addition to hnrling the Tigers to a 12 lo 2 victory over the Nashville Vols yesterday, Hutchinson led the Detroit attack with four safeties. He gave up six hils airl two runs In (he six in nines he pitched. Home runs were hit by Hal Fajrner of Dstroit and Carmen Mauro of Nashville. i CLOSE PLAY BUT HE'S "SAFE"! . -. and you'll be safe too, with the split second timing we Rive your car! Our check for spring goes into every vita] mechanical movement ( o as- stire v unexcelled performance. Give us your car today for a SAFKand SOUND automotive check! We Cater to Truckers! LEE MOTOR SALES OLDSMOBILE—CMC TRUCKS 308 E. Morn Phone 2056 durlng 10-18. Mr. Fendlcr said In n loiter lo the council thnl the 4303 tee would constitute a retainer tor 1MB, (lurliiK which he would coit- llnuo lo ndvlse the city in connection with the air base. A monthly budget report handi'd nldormcn nl the council meeting showed llmt the city's revenues o'uiliiK March totaled $9.357.07 while expenditures lunounldcl to $12jog, •02, Including „ JI^.BS payment made (or traffic lights now belli! Installed. Tax refunds from Ihe stale, Ins,', month tolnled $3.0I6.M. Police flnci uroilRht In $2,162.33 while $15930 was received In sanitation revenues. Sale of privilege licenses amounted lo $454.50, building pcrmlls $113.17 and city vehicle licenses »!)8. Expenditure. 1 ! Insl month by department.'; Included the lollowtni". street, »3,2fi:i.DO; police, 12.304.20;' Snntlnllnil, $2,009.44; Flr« $1,24463; and Renernl and Administrative! as the World is Round eaoram's ^^ $ urf UNKST PRICK IN YEARS! B.F. Goodrich Silvertowns SPECIAL 10-DAY SAL£! <:.„. T.r. l.jj When you figure the "extras" in today's postwar Silvcriown — you'll find you're ((Citing double action for your dollar) Exir* mileage. Extm stfety. Kxtr* projection against road pounding »nd blowout*. CENTRAL Auto & Home Supply Co. 418 West Mo in St. Phone 585 B.F. Good rich FIRST IfrbUBBER PAGE ,.. Puna; o;> hind u of Mir Uled $77,2M.7J, the nut i This included *M»J6in tte i era; fund and «S,3IO.O» in tbt i The report <howe4 tbt «», amounts In the linking fnnth- haW, ISX25W; city ho.piui, 80; city park, $1,909.11. Accounts P-tyable tut of Mar, 11 amouaUd 5 --- „ -[mm»tMmmm New Theatre Manila' t Finest Bhowi HVKEY NIGHT »o* OSKB. Week Dan T:M *• Maliim ettUuda; * Wednesday & Thursday ~~ "Escape M« N«vtr" i with I f.rro) Tlynn and Ida l*pte* * AIM Kh«rl BLVTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THFATPF Show SUrts Wtrkdiyi 7:M ».] Tonijfht BIG STAGE SHOW! with I)ONAI.I> HOWARD and JIli Smllinr HIUMiUw AIM P»ppy Stewart and HU Family Star* of Radio auid SUf« ^ Plui DOUBLE FEATURE "Lif« With Blondi*" with Penny filnikton and Arthw AIM Short* Thursday & Friday (Dauble Fcalirt) PRISON SHIP DONNA REID TOM DRAKI DUI 42«I Openlni T; SUrti 1:M Wednesday ft Thursda" "My Brother Tolkt ro Horses" with Butch Jenkins and rtttr Lawf*r4 Warner Newi; Ate* Shcrta RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: Wednesday A "LOUISIANA With' G«-, limtt and Maroni Km

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