The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1948 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 4, 1948
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MOB BMWT iMafar Leagues Set for Opening pi East-West Warfare; Giants' Dave Koslo Blanks Reds 5 to 0 By Out r.undqiM Unit** F«a« SporU Writ«] *•* YORK, May 4. (U.P.I—Baseball's own hi* qi>« show took shape .today ae major league teams'aquared off In nut-Wwt warfare for th« Jwsl Unie with plenty of tlcklUh questions la be answered. Bvtry club has contribution* for the question box. First off folks •want.ko taiow, when will last ye»r'« champs, th« Yankees and Dodgers, Mttl* down to winning stride? + , ' , Yankee Manager Bucky Harris *wanls to know If he will get any 'dependable pitching except from ;Allie Reynolds, a three-gome win- >n»r and only, man on the staff to .pitch a complete,game. Harris also Jwondeis if relict ace Joe Page can keep up his incredible pace. Page innow«l both weariness and tciu- 'perainMit when he threw home run ; balls to Ret' Sox sluggers Ted Williams and Vern Stephen* then fol- jlowed with a bean ball at Bobby IDoerr. : With Brooklyn, Manager Leo ' OiMOcliei's big problem is keeping his young kids happy. There Is definite dissension and there conld- 'ri't help but be a' HUle with every I position on the club except catcher Innd shortstop' open. When nnyo;i« J breaks into the Hump, he makes a * terrific, try to outdo his piedeces- i tor. The result is too much pross- | ing. inconsistent, erratic play. Definitely not championship baseball. Horse Trainer Arrested on Dope Charge NEW YORK, May 4. IUP)—Karl SniiilB today faced the first blot of his xpolles* racing career—a federal charge of using dope to stimulate one of his horses. The handy-nndy who rode three Kentucky Derby winners during hh I wo decades on the lurf as a jockey, trainer and owner was charged hi Brooklyn federal court with "possession of narcotic drugs used !or tht jstiuiiilnllun of race horses." The case revolved mound Big Stage, a Sancle-owned which won tiie third race at Jamaica on April " said 21. The Riicing Commission routine saliva test revcaln-1 In . Next big question is whether ..... „ ...... ^ ....... ^ 'those early season surprise outfits, j iracas of "an opium d'eriviat'e' [Cleveland ai:ij Pittsburgh, can keep j Big Singe's mouth v«P thdir pace. Will the Indians keep ' Yesterdtu- S-uidr' »•«< a r™«in,i t getting the home run punch Uuil I .-...-. -. 5 --.' ac * ns arrps ^<l J has netted 15 in eight games? Antl f iirto uibLcii i;j 111 ci^iu K**'ni-Si Aim ,'_will Pirate Manager Bill Meyer still get great pitching out of his oldsters when the double headers plla ..up? I Can A's Pitching Hold Out > At Philadelphia funs wundcr will | Connie Mack's fine young pitching ,staff keep carrying the load for a (team that has averaged but four 'runs per gnine? If so, count the A's :|in ns a first division outfit, i Will the Red Sox, other than Ted i Williams, .start hitting? They have Hhe lowest team average in the mn- jjors. .219.- Moreover boss Joe Mei Carthy has gotten no help" from I Dave Fcrriss. Ellis Kinder, and Tex IHughscn, who vcie. supposed to be .iblg winners. Hughson rcrjortcdly is j through, Kinder hasn't thrown u Iliall yet ann Pen iss was knocked out in his only sljiil. •• The Browns, above their level in ^thirrt place, are wondering how IOUK • jthey can get .400 hitting out of A! iZarilla. Bob Dillingcr, and Chnok "Stevens. For without It, Manager |Zach Taylor hasn't much else but <ambition and hustle from kids gen- jerally not of major league caliber, j Detroit's problems are a minor tleague infield except for George (Kell »t third and disappointing VPitching from Hal Newhouser and I Art Houtteman, both expected to ibe big winners. | Washington has had good work I from rookies all Conn and Al Kollar, t*e team goes wild on the Jpatlis and Sid Hudson's comeback ( ls helping an already good' pitcli- kig staff. But there Isn't much else tor manager Joey Kuhel to get ex- eited about. The' White. Sox—they >jst dnn't figure. Glanti ContiiMe Hitting In the National, Manager Mel OH has reason to wonaor if he will koei> getting the good pitching that hai come »o uneKpectcdly, because K he does, with the. Giant hitting that never lets up, the polo grounders could walU to the pennanl. Manager Billy squtliworth of Boston already u out to answer one burning question—when will the outfield begin to hit? He benched Jim .Mussel! » n d Jeff Heath for Danny Ldtwhiler and. Mike McSor- mich, who will Join the ,393'clubber Tommy Holmes, the lop batter. The .test of the club looks solid—pe-- jhaps brilliant—with excellent pitching speaiheading it. Johnny snm •snd Warren Spahn again look like .ao-gtme winners and Bill Volselle .and Chsrloy Barrett also have JEhown up well. '; With the Cardinals it Is a ques- jtion or when will somebody beside i Stan Miisial start hitting. He is t the only regular above .3CO Td- |Redt,. Phils, and Cubs, nil getting /cdcral narcotics agents In an unprecedented move aurt hulled be- ior U. S. Commissioner Edward E. F^y. He waived examination anil awaited action by a (cilernl gram! my. If tried ami convicted, Samle could get from two to five years >ehind bars. The arrest marked the first time that a horse-tloping Ims been made criminal case in New York. Usiml- y. tht; racing commission handles inch matters. 'it at ion Only Entry In $100,000 Preofcness BALTIMORE. Mel., May 4. (UP) •Officials of Pimlico race track were getting nowhere today In their ifrorts to line up competition for Jnltnnci Farm's Citation Jji th« S100.0M Prcnkness. Citation was the only announced starter for the May 15th classic and may face a smaller field than the five rival lliree-year-olds he defeated In last Saturday'* Ken- ucky Derby. Meanwhile, Calumet trainer Ben Jones was expected to ship bl.s •start tu Baltimore today from Louisville. Coaltown, who finished second behind his stnblenmte In the Derby will not make the trip Smith said last night, good performances from rookies In k«y positions, lack solidity but should be trouble makers in a red not race. tfoslo Shuts Out Krdi The Giants got another superlative pitching job last night when Dave Koslo limited the Herts to four singles ill a 5 to o triumph at Cincinnati. Koslo,' who had only one previous victory against the . ds arid /iv« defeats, broke his Jw by ontpiiching Johnny Vandcr- meer. It was a scoreless duel until the fifth when the Giants got three runs oil singles by Jack Lohrke White* Lockman and Bobby Thomson and a walk to Bill Rigney. The Cardinals topped the Cubs at St. Louir, 1 to i; on a "even-hit pitching Job by Jim Hearn. Two nins in the seventh on singles by Del Rice. Hearn nnd Red Schoendienst. along with n error by Bill Nicholson, gave the Cards their margin. The Philadelphia at Washington night gome was rained out and no other major league games were scheduled. Yesterday's star—Lett' Dave. Koslo of the Gianls. who won his second gcmc of the season and broke a Jinx, topping the Reds, s lo 0 Four singles for his first victory over them since the 1946 season Two Tilts Tonight In Kiddie League Football Series Athletic Director Firman "Nig'' Bynum announced this morning that, barring inclement weal her, (wo games would be played this afternoon In the Chickasaw Athletic Club's grammar school football league. The first game, scheduled to get underway at 4 o'clock, will be between the Central crimson Tido and the Catholic Fighting Irish and the second game will be between tho Lange Wildcats and the Sudbuiy Green Wave. Today's double header was booked In order to catch up with the «gue schedule, play in the league was thrown behind due to the state track meet in Little Rock last week. Sudbury's Green Wave is the only undefeated team in the league having kncokcd off Central .rnrt Catholic during the first two weexs of play. This will be Sudbury's fi>'st meeting with Lange. This will also be the first meeting between Catholic and Central Both tennis have a record of one win against one loss. Baseball Standing SOUTHERN I.EAGUK w. i, Nashville 12 Mobile . .,.,,,,,,,.,..i] Birmingham 10 Memphis Q Atlanta 7 New Orleans « Little Rock Chattanooga NATIONAL LEAGUE w. L. New York 9 5 Pittsburgh 'a 4 St. Louis e Brooklyn 7 Boston s Philadelphia e Cincinnati e Chicago 5 AMIjKICAN LEAGUE Pet. .800 .73,1 .025 .563 .380 .375 .313 ,250 Pet. .643 .6G7 Ride 'Im, Sailor! Cleveland Indians To Scout Negro Baseball Players CLEVELAND, May 4 (UP)— President Bill Veeck of the Cleveland Indians announced today Ihat an organisation headed by Abe Saiieislein of Chicago had agreed to act as scouts lor the baseball club li. the field of Negro athletics. Veeck said an agreement haj 5 .545 been Cached with Sapersteln o.v 53R ] which the Indians would get ttw 429 inside track on all Negro baseball 429 players whom the Chicago proriio',- 400 cr lllm 'ght showed promise. .400 .385 Cleveland „ Philadelphia -j St. Louis 5 New York s Detroit 6 Boston . 5 Washington 5 Chicago 3 W. L. Pet .750 Spaurstein was rescrlbed by thj Indians' management us "the big- Rest man in the field of Ne^o athletics with a world-wide scou',- ing organisation." Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Mobile at Memphis, wet grounds Nashville 8, Atlanta 5. New Orleans nt Little Rock, rain. Birmingham at Chattanooga,^wet grounds. .583, The Chicago man is a promoter 4 .,556 [ of the famed Harlem Globe Tro>,5 .545 tiers basketball team nnd originator 7 .4(52 of the annual East-West Negro all- 6 .445 I star baseball game. 7 ini( ' n ' c Illd;ilns now have outfielder i .JUU i Larry Doby, first Negro to play in the 'American League, in thuir starting lineup. Vecck said it wis Saperstcin who recommended Doby to him last year. • NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 3. Chicago 1. New York S, Cincinnati 0. Only games. AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at Washington, wet grounds. Only gant«. compete in its 1848 championship tournament June 12 to 20. The tournament previously faced cancellation because Kramer and RiRRs, the nation's outstanding court pros, were committed to a South American tour under the promotion of Jack Harris durinx the only available dates at th» West Side Tennis Club. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAllUE (All night games) Mobile at Memphis. Atlanta at Nashville. Birmingham Rt Chattanooga. New Orlenus at Litlle Rock. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Pittsburgh, night. Brooklyn at St. Louis, night. Philadelphia at Chicago. Only games scheduled, AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis at New York. Detroit at Boston. Cleveland at Philadelphia. Chicago nt Wnshington, night. Kramer, Riggj Tourney Set for June 72-20 FOREST HILLS, N. Y ' May 4 •UP)—The U.S. Professional Lawn Icnms Association announced today that Jack Xr.imer nncl Bobby RiBRs have been released fro(\i previous commitments and will Vnv ncrcr /nryct the benr, „/ Ycltoiolnnc P,,rJ< . . . nor lhe „. ccl/cncc of Yelloiwione U'fmfccv. Play in Blytheville "Y" Softball League Due to Get Under Way Thursday Opening games In the Blytheville Y'i city Softball League scheduled tor tonight will not hp |>lnyed due to last night's rain, J. P. Garrott, Y secretary announced today. Lenpue play will continue as scheduled Thursday night, he said with tonight's games to be made up at >. later date. Rain Halts Play In Southern Loop VoU Whip Crocker, 8 to 5 in Only Gam* Yesterday TUESDAY. MAY 4, 194« ATLANTA, Oa., May 4. (UP) — Atlanta pitchers last night continued prudently to walk Charley Gilbert an average of twice a game. ..? "' , « v «i that discreet touch d.ldnt keep the Nashville Vols from grinding over th« Crackerj 8 to S and Increasing their Southern Association lead to one full game It the third straight Nashville victory over Atlanta. The Mobil* Bears sat motlonles* n second place. Every other team In the league stayed put, too, as rains turned diamonds into mud. The Atlanta-Nashville affair was he only loop tilt to be played, and the Crackers probably wish It had They st arted out well and well. But the vol. were Cracker first baseman Charley Clock tripled in the first inning and Ia-nie Logan singled him in. After that Pete Mallory bore down from the Vol niound and held Atlanta scoreless until the sixth. The Crackers scored twice In the sixth and twice in the seventh to take a very temporary load. Lee Peterson, who got credit for th« Nashville win, took over In the seventh, after which his mates tallied three times to regain the top- heavy part of the score. Bob Katz relieved Bill Kennedy m the Atlanta box in the eighth : frame and Lee Holloman spelled Peterson. The Vols punched in an- Hawks Defeat Falcons In Junior High Softball The Hawks in the "Y" Junior High Softball Lroguo. maintained their undefeated >jcord in league piny, yesterday afternoon with a 12 to 4 victory over the Falcons on the Division Street playground. Shannon Limgley, hurling for the Hawks, allowed only seven hits over the seven inning route while his teammates were collecling 14 bin- Sle.s oil the offerings df Mack Hay. It was a clftse game until the sixth when the Hawks exploded for six runs on six .hits. The winners took an early lead, scoring three runs in the first nnd two in the second. The Falcons tallied one In the second and two in the third to get back In the ball game but were snowed under In the Hawks' big sixth inning. Jan Rayder with two doubles and a single led the stick work ot the winners while Captain Bobby Garner with a triple and single led the Falcons. Keene and Riley Win Tag Match In Legion Arena Charley Keene and Tex Riley emerged victorious from the tag match feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling program at the Legion Arena last night, defeating Jack Moody and Jack Hader in other run in the eighth »nd won going away. The punchdrunk Craclers will stick it out in Nashville for another game tonight. And barring rain Mobile will be at Memphis, Birmingham at Chattanooga and New Orleans at Little Rock. ~^^^^^^^1^™»^B» New Theatre Manila'* finest Shorn EVER! NIGHT BM Optia Week Da?i T:M p.a Matinee Saturday & Smndaj Bat-SUB. 1 PJB. c«nt Showioi straight falls. Keene and Riley both lost their preliminary bouts but bounded through the first two falls of the lag feature to claim victory. They won the first fall in 25 minutes with Riley eliminating Hader in 20 minutes with kangaroo kicks and a body smother and Keene defeated Moody five minutes later with a body slam and z pin. "^. The second fall was won in SOT minutes with Riley taking,care of Hader in 15 minutes with a leg lock and Keene pinned Moody In tackle* " a " er * Serles of flying I"*" 6 two one-fall preliminary matches Moody won over Riley In 15 mwutes with a crab hpld and Hader defeated Keene in 11 minutes with a body slam and pnT B LYTHEVILLE'S ONLV ALL WHITE THEATPF Tonight 'Way Out We.t" Laurel and Hardy and Short Subject* Show Slarts Weekdays 1:M p m Saturday 1:00 p.m.: Sunday 2 p.m. Wednesday & Thursday "IF WINTER COMES" Walter Pldgeon A D*borrah Kerr Also Selected Shorli On Try tkfs „„ your neighbor! W ih« Sditne O f Liberty carries a torch *" h»r richt hund, >h>( tort the «»rry hi her MlT The answer is a book, representing Law. The si B nin>a n « i« simple: Liberty based on L«w. Because, huwever freedom-minded AmerjcMiis arc, none of o* believac in Lih<?rty miUitntt l^w! Take our right to enjoy a moderate glass of beer, or the right of brewers to nake mad sell it The brewers are first to recogniie the >»Ml of laws protecting both th< public and themselTea. Try This Your Neighbor! Like their program of Self Reg- nlation by which taverns selling beer are encouraged to live up to the law. Any that don't are warned —and reported to the proper authorities, if necessary. . From where I «j t , tfce Amtrican belief In "Libtrty based «, Law" fa why Prohibition, which infringed on Liberty, was forced to gin way *» more effectiTC program*— lit, Self feolatkw. Read Courier News Want Ads. COMMnm, IMTD STATB KEWOS roUWATION HACO .OYD. J,ATi DmeiM ... 402 nUMID KDO~rmfl!o«. A^ DODGE Ahe reward for 76 years of unvarying quality is a demand for Yellowstone larger than the supply -there's never been enough of ,hi, ftne Kentucky Bourbon. 8o«l«r.ln Bond ,,ndf U.S. Govt. Hundreds of Thousands, of Times Uundreds of thousands of post-war Dodges are now in the hands of owners. They have advanced the average man's or woman's conception of a motor car. They have invaded all car markets regardless of price. They have delivered riding and driving qualities not known before. They continue to offer a new world of automobile experien You can act with confidence on these facts today. Tuesday and Wednesday DOUBLE FEATURE "WHISTLE STOP" <<•) with George Raft and Ava Gardner Also Cartoon Thursday & Friday <DonbU Feature) WW lUSSEtJULOUIS HAYWAM RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Last Time Todar Y ^**f _£*** p««"t« CLAUDETTE COLBERT ROBERT CUMMINCS DON AMECHE Warner News and Short Wednesday & Thursday "THE GANGSTER" with Barry Sullivan and BeliU News and Cartoon Dial «261 Oprninj 7; Starts J:3« Tht. Lowest Priced Car with Fluid Driv* BLYTHEYILLE MOTOR COMPANY IZ 7 »««H 1, Phone 4422 Tonight "Qu«en of the Yukon" Charles Bickford and Irene Rich Serial: "Tex Granger" Also Shorts Wednesday & Thursday "The Searching Wind" wllh Robert Yoanf, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards Warner News Also Shotlj

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