The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 26, 1948
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Lutes, Number Nine and Osceola Baseball Clubs Win Opening Games as Play Gets Under Way in Missco League for the Semi-Professionals '- PUy h. th. newly-formed Mississippi County Baseball League K ot underway vc«ter- |Ur»ft«n«x)» w,th Late.,. Number Nine ,nd Oaceol. setting the pacTby wim,h?o,«nln* Chicks Move Into First Place Tie With Mobile in Southern League l*r»t crowd* .of spectator* greeted the opening of the league's first SC °* e » « nd and lake «u Dru«-ft«]itj» Wholesale entry by « II to 7 icore, >nd at Number Nine th* home town boy< turned twck H>y> Mor< of Dogwood It to t. John Henry McHaffey, »ce hurl- •r for the Luted nine In Die Bly- th«vill« T l««iie lut year, ihowed |xoml»e« of uiothe-r rood >euon is h« *et th« Blytheville. bailers down in th«/late innings after gelling oif to l ahtky Jt«rt. MoBftffey went all the way for and To tangle with Pasha, Roberts Tut Riley will team with Charlie Keene to compose one-half at tonight's tug match feature, of Ihe American Legion's weekly wrestling show at the Legion Arena Opposing Riley and Keene in the _, ... j '"I mstc! ' heature will be Kala iiTlnf up 11 hits in garner- p »sha, ' le Arablna meanie and Red Ing hii first win. J. A. Lloyd, Bly- { "oberl.i. an nld-llmer who Is beat th«vill«'« big righthander, was I Known tar his escapades with Bill charted with the loss when he gave up lingle runs in the fourth and fifth .Inning alter his teammates had forged ahead 4 to 3 in the fourth inning. Dueloc HilK Honirr Bob Mullen relieved Lloyd on the mound in Ihe seventh Inning and wa* touched for six hits and eight rum In the seventh and eight ','"" "•"*' ""^mx »-nsim in me frame*. Leon Duclos. Blytheville's I flrst »'"' Kee " c tangling with Rob- aecond basoinan. led the hitting at- . . .<»«_ second. The first bout known for Canny. This will be Roberta and Riley's first appearance here In several inniidi.v Keene Is a returnee from last week's card and Pasha nude lili ilepul In the Blythevllle rl.ig several weeks ago. Preceding the main evi'iil. two preliminary matches will be held with Riley meeting Pasha In the , Uck with a grand .slam homer the fourth inning. Wayne Dill ho- mered for Lutes in the third frame with the bases empty. Number Nine's league entry displayed pover phis, having pretty muchly a field at the expense of the Hays' Dogwood team, R,\y Pugh started things off- for Number Nine by sEamming pitcher Gene Beard's (Irst offering for a long homer in the first liming. Prom there on it was a race track, Charte* "Doc" Barger started on •the mound lor Number Nine but gave way lo leJly .Lopez. O'Kane in the seventh frame. Barger w-ts credited with the win. The Number Nine batten touched Beard lor nine hits and Barger and O'Kane limited Dogwood to two hits. Num- eroui errors caused by Ihe lack of practice, hurt both teams. Emmett Wilson's Osceola learn didn't h»ve quite so easy a time In iU engagement with Victoria, nosing out * slim 8 to 4 win. . "Papa" to the Rescue J. T. Conners. who opened on the mounrj for Osceola, got credit for tht win even though he had to call on "Pap*" in the late innings. D. Conners, J. T.'i father, relieved hi* j tea in the sixth and had to squelch • Ut« uprising In order to protect hu son's lead. Weldon went all the way for Victori* and was charged with the loss. The hit* wer« about even' with Victoria g»rnering 1J safeties and Os- ceoln beating out 11. On neit Sunday's scneaulc, the learnt switch opposition with Victoria moving to Blytheville, Oof-, wood playing at Osceola and Number Mine meeting lAjte* »t Lute*. . Is scheduled to start lit 8:15. Dyersburg Tdkes 6 to 5 Win over Armorel Tigers Cogers at Manila High School Win Letter Awards Letters and award jackets will be Blven to la Manila High School athlete* (or their successful ef- Jorlji during the 1947-48 basketball season, Coach Chiulcs Jolllff announced today Ten girls and eight boys will receive Ihe coveted awards. They are: glrls-Johnlr Pelrce. Derlha Wnd- dell, Lucille Buck, Ava clubb, Wanda Endlcott. Vivian Holder, Betty Buck, MnrlhR Ethrldge, Jeaiie Walker and Joyce shelton. Boys-Joe 'Ituclkeld, J. T. Harris, Bob Gnllowny, Kenneth Oammil, Mnrm Hnrrls. David F>sl, A. J Wilson, and Pied Wagner. Coach .lollllf staled that four, of the eluhl boys receiving leltri's will return to next year's squad while only three of the girl letter- winners will return. Standings SOUTHKRK LEAGUE W. L. Memphis 6 3 Mobile 6 3 Nashville B 3 Birmingham 6 4 New Orleans 4 5 Atlanta 4 g ChnttHilooRa . 3 5 Lltlle Rock 3 7 Pet. .6(17 .1)67 .625 .600 .444 NATIONAL LEAGUE The Dyrrsbur; Independent.! spoiled the Armorel Tigers' home opening ceremonies yesterday afternoon by pushing across two runs in tlie fourth Inning 16 down the Tiifrrs 5 lo i before a large crowd of Now York 5 spectators. j Philadelphia 4 Catcher B. Strickland paced lit'. | Cincinnati Dyersburg (ointh-iimiii B uprising | iptt -' im "'8h with a home run to deep center' field. First bnscmnn Hnnk Havs led Armorers onslaught with a tiftli-inning triple, scoring oncmah. Lefty Jitters Heard slnrtetl on tin: mound for the Tigers but wns re- ieivert hi the fifth by A. W. "Fritz" x We3t. Brnsfield opened on the mound for Dyersburg and gave way to J. Strickland In the seventh. Brooklyn CJiicngo . St. Louis Boston . SUM// Fitld fxp«ct«</ F*r SmturJay't Derby YORK, April M. (UP> Th€ unallest field <Uj w«« considered « definite poss Iblllty for the Kentucky Derby on Suturdijr with six to 10 horses llkeiy to aUrt. Of th« elixlblu still In training »momj the lot orlglnilly nominated I»T th« rose* run. nearly all have M«" driven to cover by Calumet .rarrna one-two punch, citation and Co.lto»n. Thus the 74th derby may .have the Itvesc starters since ball- .ah*<] beat, seven rivals in 19'.0 or ™'*or.:bud whipped six others in .No rn»tler how. many « 0 to the fosi, the Calumet comet* were seen « sure to be even-money of odds<•" choice*. Alabama Team Wint Women's Track Title CHICAGO. Apl (I 2«. (UPI-A group of girl atheletes from Tuskegee Institute returned home to Alntama yesterday as the unquestioned track queens of Ihe nation. They plied up a 69-potnt' total In eight events lo run ravny with track title Saturday. Their nearest, rivnls were Ihe Independent the national AAU women's indoor Chicago Hurricanes, who came- in second with only 3»-points. Today'* Game* . SODTHKKN LKAGUC ^,.. «,. lu i-r—i Night games: In 34 years to-1 Memphis at, Atlanta. « definite poss- ! Nashville at uroMlc. ChatlAimoga al New Orleans Only games scheduled. Softens it Signs » ' ' -arry R. Roberts, Pittsburgh, didn'l lik,> the torie of Pennsylvania's ro«d.sld« •peed-limit ifgns and he told Oov Jtmes jf. Duff about it _Next summer, w » result, instead of being confronted with notices that the speed limit is so miuw per hour and that It Ls strictly enforced, motorist in Pennsylvania will see signs reading: "Welcome to Pennsylvania " the 50-Mile Speed Lim- NATIONAL I.KACUE ' Brooklyn at Boston. Philadelphia at New York. Only game* scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Chicago. Detroit at St. Louli. Boston at Washington might). Only games scheduled. AM1.RICAN LKAGUF W. L. Cleveland ; 4 o Philadelphia 5 2 Wnshtnglon ...4 3 Detroit 3 3 JVesv York 3 3 St. Louis ,. 2 a Boston i 5 Chicago i 5 Pet. j .714 i .067: .500 .500 .500 .500 .500 .143 1.000 f By -l«,k Harvey Untied rrw. Sports Wrltw ATLANTA, <>«„ April 2.« (UP)— The Soulhein Association race settled Into a tight four-way affair today—at least for the time being —as yesterday's card left Memphis and Mobile deadlocked on top with Nashville and Birmingham knotted just a behind. Memphis gained a share of the top rung in the loolc merely by dli'hijKg i double /leader with Atlanta. Meanwhile, Mobile'* defending champs were bowing to Nashville to let the Chicks make up half a game on them. The Nashville win came easily 8 io 2, behind the three-hit twirling of veteran Leo Twardy, oldest pitcher in the league in point uf continued service. He shackled the Bean throughout while the Vols were .shellacking Pershing Mon- dorJf and three other Bear pitchers lor 13 hlli. Chieks-Crn'kers Split Tlie Bear-Vol sei was the only single game of the afternoon. In Atlanta, the Chick,-! pounded lit a 8-1 win in Ihe first, half of twin program! joe Hcrlcovlch held the Crackers to six bingles. in (he second tilt, the Chicks wore.well on Ihelr way toward pulling ahead again until a slick triple play by Die Crackers cut down a rally in the second frame. Atlanta won the nightcap, 8 to 7. Al Birmingham, (he Bare-is clubbed Utlle Rock to lake boih ends of Ihe double bill there. In :he opener, it was 6 to 5 behind M LaMocchia. Trie second game Wns 8 Palm, who went all seven In- ilngs of Ihe abbreviated nightcap, Kave up only two hits lor the neatest pitching chore of the day. Biggest move In standings cam" for New Orleans. The Pels walloped . Chattanooga twice to rocket from the dark cellar to i high and dry spot In fifth. I'i'ls Beat TJuoga Twice Lloyd Diet/. Pel pitcher, was the whole show in the opener. He gave up oi;ly four 'hits and then ce!e- braled by smacking a home run in the seventh. New Orleans won tins one 11 lo 2. In the second till. .1)1 the scoring wns done in ihe first. The Lookouts came up with three runs which looked like a good lead. But' the Pels hncin't. cooled Tiff yet: They came rolling back on the ; An Old Hand Giants Take Lead in National With Double Win Over Braves Mrs. Roma Scoit. 82, compclcs in Women's Inlernntional Bowl* ing Conference in Dullas. Mrs. Scoti, represeniing Anchorage, Alaska, has been knocking dcnvn pins since 1902. .£ Central Beats Lange, Yarbro Ousts Sudbury In 'Y' Softball Games The Blytheville School softbnll Grammar got nwny to runs in that frame, ami | games a fasl. start Saturday morning with two games on the Division Street playground. In Ilic opener, central trimmed , Lnnge 7-5 and Yarbro romped over field to f Sudbury 16-7. aoth were five-inning . April -_ . Mel Ott, who let* the .. '* home run bat* do mo«t of the talking for his team, via a Joyous gent today because It looked like at long last he had found » couple of pitchers. At the start of the season Ott conservallvely sizing up his team's chances, said "give • us another starting pitcher and we'll b« as lough a s any of them." Now It looked as If he had found not only one but two and maybe even three. When the Giants started out Ott could look only to Larry Jaiuen, his 21-game winner of last year as a dependable pitcher. Behind him he had only question marks, but »s fch« GianU strode home in triumph at the top of the league after four straight victories over the supposedly tough Braves at Boston, he had gotten superlative efforts out of Ray Poal and ronkie Sheldon Jones and a very sallsfaclory per- to « when H»nk Sauer broke M up wl h t homer In th« ninth. s«uer got three homert for the day » n d took the National League home run lead with four for the campaign. ,The Indians remained the only unbeaien team In the Majors. Topping th* Tigers at Detroit, 7 to 4 a» Ken Keltner hit two homer» and n , 5*;. U *'" the iKon<l "me that Keltner had hit two homers '-" • « a| n« thlj season «nd it gave him the American League lead with four,. He hit only n all i,, t season. Cleveland made 10 hlt«, eight of them off Detroit Lefty Ar.e Hal Newhouser. Bob Muncrlef, who relieved Al Qettel was credited with the win. Yanki Beat Unfa The Yankees, given a first Inning lift on Joe Dlmaggio's three ;un homer, defeated the Red Sox 5 to 4, but needed relief help from Lefty Joe Page when »tart«r Ed. Lopat weakened and yeilded all -, 14 : thai-cnrled the scoring. It WR.S Ho-I centra) scored three runs in the .5111 ;''",_ 5 fil ' sl mound victory for the' first inning onl> .511 .500 .500 Pels. Tonight, -. to see Laiige take , the lead with four in their half. Memphis remain.-, at ' Prom that point. Bobby Hodge. Number Nine Lutes Biyfhevillc Victoria Dogwood MISSCO LEAGUE W. L. Pet. I 0 1.0001 1' 0 0 .D JU i w, ltr *i v , »*i;iiL}l 5OO I Atlanta, Nashville at Mobile aiirt .1671 Ohaltnnooga at New Orleans, for .167 si "s:e games. Little Rock rvnd. Birmingham are not scheduled. (UP>- N.C.. SOUTHKRN I.KAGUK Memphis fi-7^ Atlanta 1-8. New Orleans 11-4, Chattanooga Birmingham e-8. Lilllj Rock 5-1 Nashville 8, Mobile 2. Planter to Good all 1 OOfl NEW YOR K. April 26. 1 nnn! Jtchnny Pn1mc r of Badiii. ... nnni" ou ' comer on " le Professional golf 'nnni'°" rnament ci.ruit,. lortay joined 12 •™»! other playws who have accepted • uuu , Invllatlons to play in the Goodail round-robin competition at Rochclle, N.Y.. May 6-9. pitching for Central, limited The Wildcats to one run on five hits nnd received excellent support from this terminates. Billy Burnham allowed central only six lilts over the Rouert Birmingham on the mound five-Inning route but Lange errors were costly. Yarbro combined five walks, error and a home rim by Howard for six runs in the second after go- the remainder of the distance, ing down one. two, three In Ihe wheeler Graccy hurled for Ynrbro first Inning. Drewey O'DeU replaced and held the Oreenles to 7 runs on formance from the great Ncwson. The Giants bowled Braves 8 to 2 and 6 to 0 yesterday winning the opener in Ihe lOlii when Walker Cooper smacked a Brand slam homer as relief pitcher Ken Trinkle stopped a Boston nn- rlsing to sain 'credit lor the vet I v. Then on came Jones to two-hltltr, holding the without, a safety until the fifth. .Jack Lohreke led the attack .with a pair of doubles as the giants were held without a homer for the first lime Ihis season, haying got- ien nine in their six previous games. The hustling Phils, hanging closely on the heels of the Giants second place, made it Iwo out of three over the Dodgers In Brookland as Emil Leonard pitched a crafty nine-hit. 6 to 3 win. Alarming as far as the Brooks were concerned was the rude treatment accorded their 1947 ace, Ralph Branch, who hn.s batted out for ihe second straight time, the victim of a four-run, six-hit rally the fourth. Del -Ennis hit the icy blow, a terrific 400-foot homer into the center field stands. It wns Leonard's second victory. Buss Meyer of the.cubs pitcher the best game of the campaign lo rtntc, a one-hit. 3 to 1 Job over the Cards at Chicago. George Kurowski got the spoiler, a second- inning single and he went on to score on two walks and an in- tield out. The Pirates came back lo win a 13 to 10 bat battle at Cinch t iti after the Reds took the opener, 7 SAN FRANCISCO IUP)—The labor shortage in Australia is so acute that the immigration department is giving top priority in immigration quotas to skilled workmen, Radio Australia reports. .—- Joott »nd H»nk MaJ«ki. The White sox won their first «"•»*; * 1 V « «K. LOHU after which the Browns ron the nicht- «p, 1 lo fl. Bob Dillinger of th« Brown* and Jack Wallaesa of the White Sox hll second game homer«. YMterdaj's Stnr-Russ Meyer of the cubs who pitched a one-)«t victory over the Cardinals, winning the Red Sox ill ruiw In "the ninth, on Birdie Tebbett»' Boboi-rwo came homer over the) The Senators divided wllh the A's at Philadelphia, winning 7 to 3 after rookie Carl Schleb shut them out, 4 to 0, In the opener with six hits to end a four-game Washington winning streak Ray nltrh . ^, c . ftrl >o''0"8h gave, up only'three nr. .,i s ln the • second same but two ±sra\es O j them were homers by Eddie RED TOP ALE Dial 4261 Opening 1; Starts 7:3« Tonight Sunday and Monday "O. S. S." with Alan Ladd, Geraliline Fitzgerald. Patrick Knowles Warner News; Also Short. A Tuesday "SWELL GUY" with Sonny Tufts »n<t Ann Blyth Serial: "Te» Granfer- Also Shorlj BLYTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATDF Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p ra Saturday 1:M p.m.) Sunday X p.m. Tonight NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 7-19, Pittsburgh 6-13. New York 6-6, Boston 2-0. Philadelphia 6, Brooklyn 3. Chicago 3, St. Louis l. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 5. Boston 4 Chicago 4-6, St. Louis 'l-7. Cleveland 7. Detroit i. Only games. MISSCO LEAGUE Lutes 13. Blylhevllle 7. Number Nine 16, Dogwood Osceola 6, Victoria 4. KS SMOOTHER Fin. Gl. nm « wW,ki., or. blended wirh c», O l«, flrom wutrol ,pi,i,, bu | In.t.od of being ' h to mok. ,1 .mooth.r, la,,i. r . Hlrnflrri \vhl<Vcr US The ilralchl •LYTHEVILLK LEGION ARENA TEX RILEY and CHARLEY KEENE KALA PASH A and RED ALS02|.fAU,30.MlNUTE MATCHES Tex Riley Y«r*us Kala Pasha Chorlie Keene versus Red Roberts _---. rvuuc, u ouiiiuiBuiim on me mound four hits over the route. Buribury'sl •* ! lor Sudbury In the third arid wasU-run rally in the fifth WHS too rapped for 8 hits and ten runs over little and too late Fred S. Snlibo & Company SZ.1 West Ash St. Phon» «7 Another Feature For The Mighty Jeep! 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NIGHT i Box Opens Week Dajs 7:00 p.rflt, Mallnee Saturday & Snndar Sac-Son. 1 p.m. Cant. Shoirlnf Tonight "DAISY KENYON" with Jonn Crawford and l>ana Andrew* »n<l Short Subjects Tuesday "MURDER ON DIAMOND ROW" with Edmond I.owe. Ann Todd »nd Selected Shorts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: Monday and Tuesday ; jjf W»rner News * Cirlvon

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