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PACB TBN Cardinals Take Cincinnati 5-2 ,. Tradition stronger Than chivalry for Second Straight Win; Phils Or 1 Ec/ge Braves 4-3 in 73 Innings BI/YTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NUWS THURSDAY, 'APHJL 23, 1<M8 ; _ C«rl Lindqyist i United Pr«M Sport* Writer • ' -NEW '.YORK, April 22. (U.P.)— The Cardinals; who ;Jost last year's' pennant by five games simply because they _pl»yed bid baseball for the first two weeks of the season, 'apparently hav« pledged themselves that it won't happen 'again. ...-•••• -: .. : In the 1947 campaign, the rollicking Red Birds never •managed to catch up with the Dodgers after they lost 10 out W their first 12 games. And even though for most of the remaining weeks of the season they had a'belter record than •Brooklyn, it was that sad start which hurl—again and again. ; It look* u if things^ will be dif- * lerent thlf ye«r. Now the Cards are Mel Ott Suspends Buddy Kcrr for Failing to Report NEW YO!iK, April 22.' (UP)—It was a pretty good guess that Mel OH was ready to trade shortstop Buddy Kerr today. Kerr drew Ihe undisguised Ire n! the New York Glanls manager— and an indefinite suspension along with It—when he refused to report I to the Polo Grounds yesterday for the game with the Dodgers. Kcrr was hit In the hcnd by R tossed ban In nn exhibition game April 14. He didn't think he was road}' for the lineup yesterday, but Olt rtid. "The Doctors assured me that Buddy was able to play," Manager Mel Insisted. . Even before the Incident yesterday. Kerr earned for himself a long lease In the Giant doghouse as a Spring holdout. He showed up at the station In February when the club left for its Arizona base, but he disappeared just before the train pulled out. He hart gone home, and there he stayed for nearly a month before 1 coming to terms. off to a lljing itaxt with successive victories provided by pitchers Mur- \ry Dlckson uid George Munger •nd with an Important lest coming up today with Lefty Howie Pol- Itt. ] Pollet will try hU arm under lire •tor the tint time *lnce undergo- klg in operation 'and that old 'Cardinal confidence will abound '•gain if he, loo, can come through ;* winner against the Reds, J The red-haired Munger did all .ihat was asked of him against the R«d£ yesterday, holding tfSem *o 'five hits in a 5 to 2 victory at St. jLouis. Timely hitting by George ^Kurowskl, Ei'.os slaughter and Nlp- ipy Jones and 12 walks by Johnny '.Vandeinieer gave the Cards their .victory. >* Phils Beat Braves ^ The Phils, still going strong by .(iving their opposition fine old time pitching by fine old time pitchers. ; put over a 13th inning tally lor » A to 3 victory over the Braves at ^Philadelphia. Oldsters Lynn Rowe, ';Ken Raffeiisberger and Ed Heusser .collaborated in yesterday's triumph, s.with Heusser, cast off recently by ;the Dodgers getting credit for the "/victory by retiring one batter. •Sookw Richie Ashburn led ths ;Phils at bat with three hits. v Andy Palko gave the Cubs • 6 ito 3 victory over the Pirates at KPittsourgh with his two run eighlli '.inning homer, enabling Hnnk Ro- i-bowy to defeat Ernie Bonham ii , ; >hat was a good duel up to that jjjtlme. Bill Nicholson also hit, a "'Chicago homer. £. The Qiants had to subdue 24" .players in their 9 to 5 victory over sine Dodgers at New York as Leo Durocber set a. new maojr league record lor a nine-inning game by ••ending that many men Into the JBrook-jn lineup.. The old record, -naturally, also was set for the National League in a Dodger-Giant 1 game in 1937 when 23 Brooklyn's ^littered the lineup. w Two homers by Aiky vaughati "tand one by Carl Furillo went IT .Tkaste for the Dodgers. Johnny =Mize and Sid Gordon hit homers '-Boston 'for'Naw York. Vaughan's first ho- Jner deep lo center, cost tile Giants ..the services of outfielder Bobby directo hcnvsing Hie ti.'iciitional ceremony of a winning crew dunking Hi ector, University of Calilqrnln :il l.os An K clcs sweep -swiiiKm loss girl coxswain Edna Saxlon inlo Lonj; Bcucli Estuary. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Memphis Mobile . Nashville Allanla •-. . . Chattunooga . •liltle Rock New Orleans 4 4 3 3 3 1 1 ] 1 NATIONAL IJCAGUE ' W. L. Philadelphia 2 0 St. Louis 2 0 New York | i Chicago 1 i Brooklyn i ] Pittsburgh t 2 Cincinnati 1 2 0 2 Pet. .800 .800 .750 .600 .400 .200 .200 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .500 .333 .333 .000 Brinkley Grid Team to Meet Chickasaws Athletic Director Flrmnn "Nig" Bynum nnnounced today that Hrlu- kley High School 1ms been added to the Blythevllle Chicks 1018 (ooot- ball schedule to fill the o|ien elate ol Nov. 12. Coach liynum stated that n two- year contract has been signed by both schools with the Chicks to play iti Brinklcy this year nml Brinkley returning here next yctir Tills will be the first time .that the two schools have met on the gridiron. I" With the filling ol the Nov. 12 clalc ' °" Iy lwo °V ca dntcs remain on the Chicks schedule, Sept. M nml the Thanksgiving Day game. The Sept. 2-1 rtnle was left vacant by lfle Cnlcfc s dropping Messlck IllUh of Memphis from their roster and the Thanksgiving (lute was left open. Forrest city High School officials returned the Chicks game contract unsigned. Brinklcy, a Cbss-A school in District Six, had one nt the strongest Icnins In that section last year. Thomson for a couple of weeks?) Philadelphia ,»hen he, pulled a leg tendon trying ] Detroit ' Boston Yesterdav'i to nau lit down. Bookie Shcldoii v ' Cleveland Cones wilh re)ief help from Ken , Washington'' Trmkle was the victor. I New yprfc _ \ u Washington S, Yankees 3 i gt. Louis - Something just, terrible has ha]>-' Chicago jcned to the world champion Yan- Jcees They dropped their .second straight gahie in Washington to the supposedly sad Senators, 6 to ,1, e\en though Joe DiMaggio got a ,440-foot homer Into center field, ;pne of the longest ever poled there. J3il Coan hit, a three run home- >toT Ihe Nats and pitclwr Mickey Haefner was backed up by some I Spectacular fielding as he scattered ' ^nine New York hits. The Tigers made it two straignt ,"over .the White '-Sox at Chicago, ^winning 4 to 3 when Hoot Evers Singled home the deciding tally in the eighth atter Detroit starter ijDizzy Trout yielded nil three of the •closers' runs in Ihe seventh. Relief f pitcher stubby Qvermire protected 'the margin and was given the vic- AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. PC:.. . i o i.ooo Dick Chapman Moves Up 1 flftn • k. • • ._. . • .. 2 .. 1 .. 2 .. 1 .. 0 .. I) .. 0 607 .333 .000 .000 .000 Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 8, Little Rock 8 innings). Nnshvllle 6. Chattanooga 2. Birmingham 7, Atlanti) n. Mobile 5, New Orleans 3. J' Philadelphia at Boston was rained ?out while the Browns and Indiai.s »n open dale In the American. NATIONAL LEAGUK New York 9, Brooklyn 5. 'St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2. Chicago 6, Pittsburgh 3. Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 (13 innings). AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington fi, New York 3. Detroit f, Chicago 3. Philadelphia at Boston, rnin. Only games scheduled. In North-South Tourney PINEHURST, N.C.. April 22. (UI. —Dick Chapman, former national nmnlcur golf chiiiilpion from Pinehurst. moved up to become co-fnvo- rlte with Frank Stranahan of Toledo, O., today as play in the North and South amateur toiirnanvnt entered the quarter-finals. Chapman succeeded to the left vacant yesterday by the rirlse elimination of defending clininplon Charles B. Dudley of * rcenvlllc. S. C, in a third-round match. Chnpnian moved ahead bv Iro- inclng George Fnllon. Jr. of Rna- loke Va.. 7 anil 5. Mis quarterfinal opponent wns young Harvin Ward. Jr.. of Tarboro. N. C., quarter-finalist in the last national amateur, who beat Bill Cozart ol Durham, N. C, 0 mid 4. Women's Softball Season to Open Monday, May 10 Representatives ol the Biythc- villc "Y" women's Softball league in session at the "Y" last ulghl set Monday, May 10 as the starling dale [or league play. The schedule calls for sp]-it season with 12 games for each team, the winner or the first half playing the winner of the second half two out of three games for the championship. Doublchcadeis will be played each Mondny night, during the regular season. Participating teams are Hart's Bakery. Pitzpatrick Jewelry Co., flice-Stix and' Peerless Cleaner';. The official rules will govern play In all pohils. In other business, tlie representatives authorized employment of umpires and drawing the schedule. Bobby Locke Captures Carolina Open With. 271 SOUTHERN PINES. N.S., Apr 22. fUPi—Another ' $350 ' tumbled Inlo the bulging bank account of Bobby Locke. South African golf star, to- Gilbert Continues Home Run Hitting Poles Two More at Vols Whip 'Noogans 6-2; Chicks Beat Pebs By Jack Harvey (Hulled Prru Sports Writer) ATLANTA, Ga.. April 22. (UP) — The Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies looked down into the Southern Association notices today and wondered It mayue they hadn't made a mistake. The name they were looking at was that of Chunky Charley Gilbert. Currently a Nashville o'lt- flclder. They probably looked twice or maybe three or four times, at the number of home runs behind Charley's name. The number was seven And In four games, too Gilbert slammed out two more round trippers yesterday as the Vols trimmed Chattanooga, 6 to 2. Charley came down to play for his father, Manager Larry Gilbert, at Nashville this year after the Cubs and Phils let Mini go. They saitl he Just missed making the grade and the Phils let Father Larry buy his contract. Today they are probably wondering. Charley's feat last night marked the third straight game in which he has hit two fourbaggcrs In Ihe opening game lust week he hit onty one. Maybe It took him a day to hit Ills stride. The first three Gilbert blasts came In the Vols' home Sulfur Dells P,ar)(. where the fences are close to home plate. Some of the doubters said you could write off the first three ronud-trlp blows for that reason, I^our Homers In Two Days Hut the last four <tsvo each for the last two days) sailed over the walls of the Chattanooga park which has much more distant right field fence. Now the Souther*! loop pitchers are a-klng how much longer this can go on. Gilbert's homers last night came In (he eighth and ninth innings nn 1 broke up what had been a tight ball game with the Lookouts leadin" 2 lo 1. Jran Davlson got credit for the mound victory after relieving the Veils' Nell Saulla in the seventh A two-run homer at Little Rock broke up a 10-lnnlng gamo between Memphis and the Pebs. Gro- vcr Bowers, who came up | 0 the CHICKS this year from Gadsdcn of the Southeastern League knocked one over the wall to give Memphis an 8 to n win over Little Rock At Birmingham, the emphasis was on pitching. Young Irv Med. linger hurled one of the season's niftier Jobs against Atlanta, giving the Crackers Just three hits and blanking them for the barons 7 to Golfers Select Committees in Caruihersville CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo, April 22.—Ralph j. Baker, president of the Caruihersville Golf Association, loday announced appointment of various committees of the association, following a meeting or the Board of Directors Tuesday night. The committees nrc: House and Finance—Bill nhodes, chairman Cliff Smith, Ralph Ennls, Eddie Huff. Membership — Willie Chaffln, chairman, Dennis Cain, Gllbert'lla- Ml, Harold S. Jones. Bill Joplln, 1'at Patterson, John s. White, Sports and Entertainment—Sharon J. Pale, chairman, Jere Corbln, George Jcnnier, Earl Lone, Dr W. R. Limbaugh. Publicity and Auditing — Clyde Harper, chairman, O. W. Chllton, Dale Bracey. Grounds—George Glower, cruir- man, Bob Mehrle, Horton Scott, Crews Reynolds, J. D. Dowd, Bob Kneibert. Greens—Jere Kingsbury. chairman, N. W. Helm, John Sawyer, Jr., Ed James. Legal—George K. Reeves. The Board authorized purchase of a regular golf course tractor and two sets of mowers, one for fairway" and the other for roughs, and announced" lhat J. W. Burgess had been employed as course caretaker. Jt was also decided by the board that membership for employed women would be $25 per year. Rrars Heat N e , v Orleans Tlie Dnroiis lashed Atlanta's nee |Youthful Boxer ^Injured by Blow ^Received in Ring S MILWAUKEE, April 22. (UP) — SJJackie Darthard, 19, Kansas City ^middleweight, fought for his life on Js« hospital bed today atter s\iffer- rjtng a brain concussion In n sched- »uled 10-round bout with Bert Lyt- iJell of Fresno, Cal. H Diehard apparently was injyred . »at the end of the sixth round when jrlytell smashed him with s-terrlHi Wright to the head. Darthard walked "to his corner at the end of the round J»nd slumped over, unconsiuus. ,« He was rushed to Milwaukee ^County Hospital where three surg- Kcons worked over him lor an hour /and a half. g Dr Harry P. Maxwell, who per- ed a series of operations on stricken boxer, said Darthard ormed In "very critical condition.' C They found a blood clot on one -•>-i-- .. h | s brain. Today s Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Little Rock, night. Atlanta at Birmingham, night New Orleans at Mobile, night. Nashville at Chattanooga. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Philadelphia. Brooklyn at New York. Cincinnati at St. Louis. Chicago at Pittsburgh. 'Y' Tennis Courts In Wotker Pork Open for Season Oscar Alexander, chairman of Ihe "Y" Property Committee announced this morning that (he "V" tennis courts in Walker Park were now ready for use by the public. The nets were replaced Wednesday afternoon and new lines, marking the courts have been painted. New steel pests have replaced the concrete ones and extensive wor.'i has been done in leveling the. ground immediately surrounding the concrete. Repairs have also been made to the backstop. There is still some work to l;c done. Mr. Alexander said but the courts can be used while this work is in progress. High school students and younger children are requested to use ^2 courts before 5LOO p.m. so that adults may have free access to them after \vorking hours. Mr. Alexander Kairi. In order lo be sure of securing a court when wanted, tennis players should make reservations at the "Y" and obtain a written permit. Reservations can be made f'jr periods of one hour or one-half hour. Central, Sudbury Kiddie Leaguers To Compete Today Play in the Chlckasaw Athletic Club's grammar school football program, the "Kiddie League", will enter ihe .second round this afternoon when the Crimson Tide of Central meets the Sudbury Green Waves at Haley Field. Kickoff time Is 4 o'clock. The Tide will be seeking Its firrt victory of the new season, having dropped the first encounter by i heart-breaking 7 to 6 decision to the defending champion Wildca'.s of Lange, Sudbuiy will be seeking victory No. 2 aller a narrow 1 to 6 decision over the Catholic Fighting Irish Tuesday. Touted as the strongest team In league play this year the Greenies will lake the field rated as a goo:! two-touchdown favorite over the Tide. However, Coaches Jim Gar* tier and R. C. Allen spent considerable time during the past wee* in sharpening up the Central defense, which should aid the Tide's showing. Probable Flarting lineups for this afternoon's tilt are: Sudbury » is. Centril Hay L.E Kcrbough Hopper LT Coob ' Gilbow LG Michael i White C Fishdi- i Birmingham RG Swift Jones RT Strickland I Odell R E Hail Snyder QB Graham Blankenship HB Hodee Peterson H B Mosle'y Childless PB Gilbert, Precaution A lethal war gas Is used by the Maryland Academy of Science to protect Its valuable collection of birds of paradise plumes. The case containing the" plumage is filled with gas and even Ihe plumes themselves are impregnated with It. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: Tonight JOB Palooka In -^ "FIGHTING MAD" Wllll Jo* KirJotnnd Jr., and Elyiw Knoi News and Comedy Friday & Saturday "Wild Horse Mesa" witli Tim Holt Cartoon and 3rd Chapter "Adventures of Rex and Rinty Tw:nty-slx per cent of ail motor trucks in the United Stntes are owned by farmers. New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows EVER* NIGH'l' Bar Opens Week Days 7:00 p.ra Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1" p.m. Cont- Showing BLVTHEVILLE'S ONLY putt on yesterday's final hole. Palmer. 29-year-old pro who has zoomed to prominence during the I winter after 10 years on the tourney ''lie . trail, forced the fumed Locke down snr- !„ ,,.„ nnn | strokc Hc woutltl . lt p hnnced reputation Hc had a five on the fatal 72nd hole, running afoul of n sand trap. The death's head .._,. rarely seen, emits squeaks almost as loud as tho.se of a Out. of otie of the nation's laboratories comes news of a sand- less glass that Is acid proof, heat- resistant and which permits more ultra-vilcl light to pn.ss through it than ordinary glass does. Tonight "The Swordsman" with Larry Turks and Ellen llrcw Selected Short Subjects Friday "The Last Rounup" with Gene Aulr.v and Jean Heather Selected Shorts < Saturday 'Bandits of Dark Canyon' •with Allan "Rocky" Land, Bob Steele with Short Subjecll Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.; Sunday 'Ji p.m. Thursday and Friday f fj KHMIU HCT)«S WItfX Al-,0 Short* their victory margin. All teams remain at the .same stands tonight to wind up three- game series. 85-Yeor-O/d Connie Mack Relieves SS-Year-Old Son BOSTON. April 22. (UPl—Con- nie Mack relieved his son Barle ns first-base coach of the Philadelphia Athletics today. Said Connie: "The boy is getting Up in years." Baric is 55. Connie Is 85. £ Dairy cows in England have „ „ „, r average age of less than five years, four for the Lions. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at Chicago. Philadelphia at Boston. Only games. Manila Lioni Defeat Shownee Indians 9 to 2 The Manila High School Lions' defeated the Shawnee High School Indians 9 to 2 on the Manila diamond yesterday afternoon. David East hurled for the I.lons giving up four hits In the seven inning affair while hts team mates were getting to Shawnee pitcher Willie James for 10 btnglcs. Outfielder Gene Holt led the Lions at the plate rapping out three singles In four trips. Joe Thrclkclrt and Bill Spark • both got two for Boxer Georgic Ahrams To Retire From Ring CHICAGO. April 22. <UP>—Ocor- Eie Abrains is through with Iiox- ing. The former New York middleweight champion was battered around the Chicago Amphitheater ring so badly by Anton Raadik last night that his malinger. Chris Dundee, announced he was through. "I'm going lo retire him, Dundee snid. "He's fought his last fight, j I've got his contract and he can't fight without me." Haadik, a Inst-mlnute substitute for sugar Ray Robinson, used the Washington, D. C., scrapper for a punching bag (or ten rounds Insi night before referee Davy Miller stopped the fight. WE DIN THE WOOD » meons thot fm« Glenmore ' whiskies ore blended with chokeit groin neutral spirits but instead of being bottled Wnedioteh/, Thompson" n pu* bock into barrels to makt »tmoother, tastier. Blen proof. ded Whbkry „ Tht straight wMskin | n this pro! duct ire 4 itars or more oli). 70<3, grain Beulril splriu. 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