The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 29, 1948
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TKf BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURFER NKWS Btytheviile Chicks, Pap Track Stars Depart ior State Meet Opening Friday in Little Rock members of UM Blythevllle Senior »nd Junior High School . Inrk ttuu and Athleti* Director Firm«n "Nig" Bynum, left »l noon *od»y for Uttle Rock to compel* In the i(»te tr»ck meeU wnlch get ano>rw»y kt Tifer Field tomorrow. The P»p«, who'last week copped the District 4 junior high school litle, will «nt*r four'nien In jslx event* »nd the Chicks, »w«rded Wi« District 4 C1«M A high school crown due k> lick of comeptltion, will •n'/er lour men In five, event*. +- . Members of the junior squid wlio made the trip. are Robert Reid, Charles Lutes, Bobby O'Neal and John J"»u! Hutcherson. Representing Btylheville High School will be Billy .Wayne McFarland, Buddy Donner, Charles Crews and Roger Lum. Three Class "B" high schools of Mississippi county will have en' trie* in the state event of that dl- Tlsion. Oeceola, the District 4 Class B champions. Dell and Shawnee qualified men In the district event In Jonesboro last week end and will lend teams to the state meet. OtceoU Sendc Fife-Man Team Ceceola will send a squad of live fnen, Henry Griffin, Bobby Dean Reid. Earnest Booth, Robert Page and Wade IlHrt. Griffin and Reid qualified in Die three dash event, the UK) and 220-yard, and Grilfln and Hart qualified for the weight, division. The Sominolcs also qualified a mite relay team and will enter this team In tlie state event. Dell also qualified five men tn the district event, and these men will represent that school In the •tate meet. Qualifying for the state meet were Garrett, Lewis, Shaney- lell, Howard and Yclverton. Garrett and Lewis qualified in the dash events with Shaneyfelt running first in the half-mile jaunt in the district, and an 80-yard relay team composed of Howard, Lewis, Yelvertoa and Garrett, also qualified. Coach Bynum stated that he irould enter Reid and Lutes in the SO, 100 and 230-yarrt dashes, shot, discus and broad jump at the Junior state meet, with Hutcherson and O'Neal . teaming with Reid and Lutei in the 80-yard relay. Chick. Hare Krl.j Turn The Chicks will enter McFarlanr), Crews and Lum in the dashes and •n 80-yard relay team composed •f thii trio plus Buddy Donner. This will be the Chlcki first track meet cf the year. la last year'i state event the Pips placed in only two events the •0-y»rd relay «nd the 100-yarrt dash. LuteB ran second in the 100- yard dash and the Paps' relay team composed of Lutes. Hutcherson, JjUm and Reid placed , fourth 'in that event. The Chicks failed lo place In any event in last years' meet but Osceola placed a tecond and a fourth. - Henry Griffin was second In the broad jump competition »nd the Seminol«s' 880-yard relay team ran fourth. • This Is the first time that Shaw- 'i n»e and Dell have had teams en- t«red m th« jtate meet, Qualifying rounds in th* meets will begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow with the finals to be held under the lights tomorrow ni^ht. BlytheviUe Golf Enthusiasts to Play in Jonesboro Wendell Eaton, pro at the Bly- thevllle Country Club announced lo day that, a team of Blytheville golfers will meet Jonesboro in an inter-club match »t Jonesboro Sunday afternoon. Eaton stated that he ex)»cts some 20 Blytheville golfers lo make the trip to Jonestoro. Tills will be the Blythevllle club's first match this year. Other Inter-club matches with teams from Kermclt, Mo, and Dy- ersbm-g, Tenn.. have been arranged for later this Sprint, he said. Citation Gets Rival In Big Derby Betting LOUISVILLE, Ky, April 29. tUP; —A stable mate came up today to challenge the hottest betting favorite a Kentucky Derby has ever had. All Spring there hasn't been anything around that looked like a challenge to Calumet's star three -year-old Citation and the belling situation became such that a lot of bookmakers took the bay colt off the wagering list. But there were Indications today that that situation may change before 6:30 P.M. EOT Salurday-rmt. time for the 74th annual running of the derby—bee- -e of another calumet speedster. Coaltown. Coaltown, which never ran .is a two year old because of a breath- Ing aliment, has been picking up support gradually since his record breaking win the luc grass stakes »t Keeneland lasl Friday. It still was niushroomlriK today because of • sensational early morning workout ye.sterday. Kiwanians Meet M^'n CamP ' Llt " e ROCk > " nrt Mitchell Moore, of Osceola were guests of the Kiwanls Club luncheon meeting yesterday The meeting was ' * business! meeting and the chief item on the agenda was the formulallon of plans for a soft bail game, complete plans for which will be announced later. i r«f» In western Tex tt, built up by M* animals millions of years ago, may hold he secret of new, unUped oil reserves. R-ITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "CAGED FURY!' with Richard Dehnlni •> »nd Sheila Hymn »w» and Short Friday & Saturday "Trouble and Sundown" with George O'Brien Cartoon and 4th Chapttr: "Adventures of Rex and Kinlv" Warren Spa/in Handcuffs Phils 7-0; Vandermeer Beais Cubs By Carl l.undgulst (Ilnlled Press Sport* Writer) NEW VOHK, April W. (Ul>) — Warren Spahn Is a baseball rarity, a lefty with control, anrt he Insists he hns (t only because his father gave him a three word slogan—"hit that mitt"—then went out and made him live up to it. Spalm wns Hie best left handed pitcher tn baseball Inst season and after a hit of a late start, 11 began lo look today as If he was ready lo go out and defend his honors. Capllalllng nn control, (he slender slinger for the Boston Braves pitched a magnificent game yesterday, facing only 28 batters, walking none n-id giving up only two lilts In • 7 to 0 triumph over the Phillies. Only three men got to first, one on an error, mid two if these went down stealing. He yielded no lilts until (lie fifth when Dick Slsler singled, nnd after he was tagged for another single by BUx Donnelly In the sixth, he retired the next 13 batters in order. He also was helpful at the plrUe, healing out a bunt nnd dropping another for a sacrifice which advanced ' o men In the 13 hit Boston attack. Bill Solkeld led the hit ting with a triple and two singles, driving in two runs with his thrCR- barjuer in [lie Braves' five run llfth. Had Good '47 Record Spahn, a 21-game winner last season, also had the league's lowest earned run average. 2.33. and gave tip fewer wnlks, 84, than' uny oilier pitcher who appeared lu us many games. Bui he swenrs It wouldn't have happened had it not been for his lather, Edward Spahn, and his four pretty sisters. Mar- jorle, Gertrude, June andEleanor, back home In Buffalo. Spahn senior told Warren that being * lefty he would have to le«i control. And when he wasn't around to catch his son's practice pitches, the girls took turns donning the big mitt »nd telling Warren to "hit It." He s»y, not that he threw Just as hard at the girls, as he does to Braves' catcher Salkeld, his battery mate. Moreover they wouldn't let him quit mil!) he got the ball right where they wanted It. Muellmr B,«k« Ankle The Buffalo Southr-w wasn't (he only left who had a good day yesterday. Johnny Vandermeer, the old double no-hit hero of the Reds had one of his occasional „_„„ dayr and topped the Cubs, 8 to 1 at Cincinnati. It was a bitter victory for the Reds however, because their Iron man catcher, Ray Mueller, suffered a fractured right ankle sliding in to score In the fifth. Mucller_earned his iron man title when he set an all-time major league ii--- d of catching 217 straight games in 1943 and 1944, handling all 155 games for the Reds In the latter year. He will be lost to the club lor at'least 60 days Virgil Stallcup led the. U hk Cincinnati allnck. dri Ii»{ in three runs with a two bagger and two singles. The (Igers ended their live game losing streak at St. Louis, defeating the Browns, 9 to 4 with a 15- I hit attack that included » homer, double, and single by pace- setter Pat Mullln. Virgil Trucks received credit for his second victory, though he needed relief help. All o'.lier major leagues games were postponed because of rain or cold weather. Yesterday's star—Warren Spahn of the Braves, who gave up only two singles and walkfd none, facing only 28 batters as he beat th» Phillies, 7 to 0. Mobile Takes Over Southern Lead As Chicks Bow to Birmingham 14-2 ATLANTA, Ga.. April 29. (UP)— 50 nic time. The Southern Association see-saw ' tilted again today and Mobile re- llei'cd the Memphis Chicks of the league lead. But (.lie shaky fulcrum for the jiggling sec-saw WHS the third-place Nashville team. And the potent Vols showed signs of breaking out witii another rash of home runs. It wnsn't Charley Gilbert this lime, despite his seven circuit, clouts in the first four games. It wns Charley Workman, the former major lenguer who patrols right field, who slammed two homers last night ns the Vois paddled the Pelicans Ir New Orleans. 14 lo 2. It would be .shreud of Mnnnger Larry Gilbert now to persuade so Charley and the able Workman to concentrate their efforts at the Barons Defeat Chicks Moblie eked out a 5-4 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts labt night while the Birmingham Barons. restless in their fourth place, accorded rough treatment to Memphis. The Chicks got snowed under 14 to 2. Al Yaylian, on the Baron mound, pitched a clean six-hitter against Hie eager Chicks. Birmingham chased Bob Schullz out of the Memphis box in the four-run second inning. then proceeded to mistreat reliefer Ray Harrell and finally Burnett. THURSDAY, APR& 29,1948 Ralph Atkins ,the slugging Baron first sticker, swatted a four-bagger in the seventh with two men on. While the Vols pummeled the Pelicans for the second straight IGNS OF SPRING OBEY THEM ^•o MAYBE they aren't all printed by the roadside. Ma v i,e they don't all s ,are you in tlie face. But you're a wise perv.n so act on your wisdom— ,TODAV. 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New York 7 j , 778 5 5 .500 4 4 .500 4 4 .503 3 3 .500 Cincinnati . Chicago . . Pittsburgh . St. Louis . Philadelphia Boston . ... Brooklyn . 4 5 3 S .444 .400 .378 Cleveland . Washington St. Louis New York' Philadelphia Detroit Boston , , , Chicago AMEBICAN LEAGUF. W. L. PCI. 5 0 1 000 5 3 .jjs 4 3 571 4 3 . 571 4 4 4 5 2 5 i t . 5C o .444 'jgg '.143 night, Atlaina »IEO whipped Little Ro:k again, 13 to 1. The Crackers moved Into fifth place us New Orleans was evicted. Socko Stockwell. the Atlanta first baseman, whammed a home run n the fourth with one aboard to set oit the Cracker fireworks. While Norman Brown scattered nine hits among Traveler batters his mates rapped out is off three Pebble pitchers. That leaves Little Rock today in a continued deadlock with Chattanooga over cellar rights. The battered Travelers will try again tonight against the reviving Crackers while Memphis goes after revenge In Birmingham. Chattanooga will stay in Mobile for another shot at the Bears, and the Naslivjlle Vols, who have scored 34 runs in the last two nights in New Orleans, will try to group their home runs a little better there to-' nlglit. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham 14, Memphis 2 Mobile 5, Chattanooga 4 Atlanta 13, Little Rock 2 ' Nashville 14, New Orleans 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 9. St, Louis 4. Boston at Philadelphia, cold. Washington at, New York. rain. Cleveland at Chicago, cold. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 8, Chicago 1, Boston 7, Philadelphia 0. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, cold, New York at Brooklyn, rain. Read Courier News Want Ads. 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