The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1948 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 6, 1948
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PACK TEN (AUK.) COURIER THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1948 Stephens' Homer Defeats Detroit II Hi Inning Clout Gives Reel Sex 3 to 2 Edge Reds Trip Giants 5-2 By Carl r.nndfluhi (U-IUd Pra* SporU Wrt1«) NEW YORK, May 6. (UP)-Bus- Ints* man Tom Yawkey can't b« blamed for wajitlng a little return on an Investment that cost his i Red SOK nine players »nd some- i thing like »300,000. And today, »f(er two weeks in which ft looked like (he Browns bilked him, lie counted his thti tidy dividend. He got It yesterday with one •wing of the bat by Vern Slephens »nd three Innings of relief pitching by Ellis Kinder. Stephens smashed an lull Inning home run that broke up the b»ll game in a 4 to 3 victory, the xcond straight over the Tigers »t Boston, and Kinder, by holding Detroit to one lilt snd no rims, gained credit for his first victory In a Red sox uniform. More than that, H was the first time he had even pitched a ball in competition. Like Jack Kramer, tlie other star pitcher who came to the Red Sox In Yawkey's "nemiant- buying" deal, he had been laid uo with injuries, but now it looked as If he was ready to go. Kramer, though » winner in his only start against the Yankees, was rnpped »lidly, so until yesterday YawVey couldn't have felt too happy alionl his off-season dealings with St.' Louis. .Sox Come front KcMtnl Stephens, bailing a meek .244 with only 13 lilts In 54 times at bat had gone hitless yesLprdaj until hi.s game-breaking homer. The Red Son had to come from behind with (wo runs to He the score at 3-all •In the ninth on singles by Johnny Peslcy, Ted Williams, ami Stan Spence, Interspersed with a wild .throw by losing pitcher Di?.zy Trout. jit was Boston's fourth straight victory and a heartening one because : Kinder by his showing indicated •the was ready tor sthrtlng duly. • '.Walt Maslerson held the Chicago i White Sox to four hits—two of them In the last Inning—us Die Washington senators scored a 8 to 0 victory In R night game at Wa-sh- I'n-'in. The Pirates, continuing their on- taught against top flight pitchers, won their sixth straight, 3 to 2 from the Braves at Pittsburgh. They beat right-handed nee Johnny §ain on four singles which 1 produced two runs in the ninth. The Reds came out ot » four- game losing streak by topping the Gaints, 5 to 2. at Cincinnati, getting all of their runs. In tile first three Innings, then breezing In behind the five hit pitching of young Kent Peterson. Rowe Breaks Thumb The Phils won a costly victory at Chicago, 13 to 9, when pilclier Ivnn Rowe suffered a fractured thumb on his glove hand knocking down a line drive. Syrian Sam Nahem. returning to the majors after pitching semi-pro ball for Ihe Brooklyn Bushwlcks, relieved Rowe and gained the victory. Brooklyn at St. Louis In the National and Cleveland at Philadelphia and SI. Louis at New York were rained out In the American. • * • Yesterday's .ttar—Vern Stephens whose llth Inning homer gave the H«d Sox » 4 to J victory over the. Tiger*. Every wh«r« He Goes The Yankees are world champions, but Joe DiMagRio is the principal target of autograph seekers wherever the New Yorkers go. Citation Favored To Lead Field in Preakness, May 15 BALTIMORE. May «. (UP) — Seven probable starters were listed, Mny 15. The entries were discussed gingerly. of course, for there seemed to be IIMle faith in miy horse bcnting the bay colt which pranced to such a onu-sidert victory in the Kentucky derby Saturday. • I However, [he Maryland Jockey Club did promise at least token opposition in the form ot C. V. Whitney's Mount Mnrcy nnd Vulcan's Force. Wlllintn Hells' Salmagundi, W. L. Brnnn's Escadrn, i Ben Whltaker's My Request and I Bomar Stable's Piel. At the same time. Trainer Hirsch Jacobs said the King Ranch's Bet, ter Self and 8. J. Sackett's Gas- jparilla also would be on hand at Plmlico a week from Saturday for the second lap of racing'^ triple crown. [Narrow Fairways, fast Greens Favor S. Airicfin Goiter in Goodall Tourney NEW ROCHELLE. N. Y.. May 8. (UP)—They said the course Brooklyn Philadelphia Cincinnati . Boston . .. Chicago . .. a s 7 8 9 9 » AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Cleveland 6 3 Philadelphia 8 5 made to order for Bobby Locke and New York 7 5 the ruddy-inccd South African set Boston ^ g today as challengers of Citation, j out to prove It today in the opening ^' Louis 5 5 Calumet's calculation comet, In the | round of the Goodall round robin , Washington « 7 eolf tournament, at Wykagyl CV 'Y' Softball Teams To Play Tonight if Weather Permits Weather permitting, play In the Blythevllle Y'i City Softball League will be resumed tonight with two contests scheduled J« be played on the Walker Park diamond. The Ark-Mo. Power KJlowatters are slated to go up against the reportedly itronj Phillip* Motor Company nine in tonight's flrat game with the Coca Cola Bottlers meet- Ing Hays Wore In the nightcap. Tonight's action will be the first for all four teams Involved. League play opened Tuesday night with the defending champion Sullivan- Nelson Chevrolet nine trouncing the Jaycees and Blythevllle Motor Company defeating gam Johns' Raiorbtcks, Tonight's first game is scheduled to K«t underway at t o'clock with the second tilt to start at »:30. Homer Wilson and Ashlln Williamson hive been assigned aj umpires. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville Mobile Birmingham . ... Memphis Allnnla . ' New Orleans .... Little Rock 5 Chattanooga 4 13 12 11 10 10 g NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pittsburgh g 4 New York " j St. Louis 7 Pet. .165 .706 .611 .856 .476 .444 .278 .211 Pet. .692 .600 If He Hod His Way H. Holtcnburg of London demonstrates the starting block lie invented and his proposed starting style to help athletes in the Olympic Games this summer. The blocks can be moved backward or forward and be set at any recuiired nnglc. SE Conference Schools Favor SJ3 Southern Bowls .500 Champion Base Stealer? ' K1NSTON. N. C.. May 6. (UP) — Officers of the Kinslon Ba.uball Association said today someone •tole second base the other night and they still haven't found it. Read Courier Want Ads. High School Golf ; Stars to Com pete In State Tourney E. B. Gee Jr., Blytheville High School golfer, has been entered In the stale high school golf tournament to be held In Little Rock this weekend, it, was announced todav by Alhletic Director Firman "Nig" Bynum. Play In the stale T golf meet is scheduled to get underway on Little Rock'* Fair Park course at » tomorrow morning, with play to continue through Saturday. The state golf tourney is being held In conjunction with the slate tennis matches. Blytheville will not have ail entry in the tennis matches, Coach Bynum stated. Gee placed third in last's state meet and is rated high among the favorit« this year. He is a sophomore. try Club against 15 hand-picked professionals. As defending champion, be-knlck- ei-ed Bobby wns a logical favorite but (here was more In his favor than lhat. . He is a rtown-lhe-middle hitter with a superb putting touch and Wykagyl's 8.569 yards of light fair- I ways leading into true, manicured I greens demand just that. 1 Facing Locke in this unique match play event covering 90 holes acre tlie cream of the golf world. Among the 14 Americans in the field were nearly all the money trail hot shots except U. S Open Champion Lew Worsham, whose contract with his home club limits him to only a few tournament appearances. In addition, there was Henry Cotton, dean or British pros and caplaln of the British Ryder Cup team, an old Locke foe from away back. Like Locke; Cotton Is a perfectionist, He won the tS.OOO Greenbrier pro-amateur at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.. but may luck the distance to cope with the Goortall field. Detroit Chicago .487 .438 .400 .357 PC;.687 .615 .583 .538 .500 .462 .400 .273 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta 10-11, Chattanooga 4-7. Nashville 5. Birmingham 2 New Orleans fl, Memphis S. Mobile 3 n 5th, rain). NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 5. New York J. Philadelphia 13, Chicago 9. Pittsburgh J, Boston, 2. Brooklyn at St. Louis, rain. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 6. (UP)—Schools in the Southeastern Conference have voted to limit participation in Post-season football games to the Sugar, Orange and cotton Bowls, Dean N. W. Dougherty, SEC secretary, announced today. Dougherty, former acting commissioner of the conference and ad ol the University of Tennessee Athletic Council, said he polled the schools by letter and telegram and that a "majority" of them voted for the ceiling. He did not give tlie actual vote. The poll was an outgrowth of a conference meeting in Birmingham, whore it was decided not to enter into a formal contract with any one bo'.vl that the EEC champion be one of the post-season opponents. A spokesman at Dougherty's office here said the dean acted on Inst- ructions from the SEC's Executive Committee and that the poll was "official and final." As such, the spokesman said, futher ratification was unnecessary. Doughery,'s ' office announced results of the poll. He was reported out ol town. Read Courier News Wpnt Ads. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Softball Team Being Formed; Top-Flight Hurler Signs The organization ot an Independent softball team In Blytheville to be composed of top players ot this vicinity was announced today by Bill Godwin, local sports enthusiast.' Mr. Godwin stated that he had acquired the services of Erwin Jones, veteran soflball pitcher who Is considered one o{ the best in this area, and that he us seeking games with the top teams of the Mid-South. BLYTHEVILLES ONLY Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.: Sunday 2 p.n Thursday & Friday (Double Feature) . IH fi»B • \m IWU MOT SWT-HUH 9U A COLUMBIA HCTUE: Tonight "THE GANGSTER" with Barry Sullivan and BeliU News and Cartoon Saturday "LONE RIDER IN GHOST TOWN" with George Houston and A! (Fnuy) St. John Serial "King of the Forest Rangert' Also Cartoon Dial «« Opening 7; Start. T:M Tonight "The Searching Wind" with Robert Young, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richard* Warner News Also ShorU Friday and Saturday "Thunder Mountain " Tim Holt and Martha Hyer Serial "The Royal Mounted Ridei Again Also ShorU New Theatre Manila's Finest Sho-si EVERY NIGHT Box Opens Week Daya 1:M p.m Matinee Saturday * Sundaj Sat-Soo. 1 p.m. Cont. Showinr Tonight "IF WINTER COMES" Walter Pidgeon & Deborrah Kerr Also Selected Shorts Friday "DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK" with Clandette Colbert Selected Shorts Saturday TUCSON RAIDERS" with Bill Elliott and Short Subject* AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 4. Detroit 3 (11 innings).! Washington 6. Chicago 0.' St. Louis at New York. rain. j Cleveland at Philadelphia, rain. ! State Highway Revenue In April ls$ 7,776,375 LITTLE ROOK. Ark.. May J. (UP) — Gross revenue collections during the month of April totaled *l,716.375, the Arkansas Highway Department revealed today. After county aid fund and collection cost deductions, this netted the highway fund $1,547,870. The largest single source of collection wns the motor fuel tax, which resulted in a gross of s'l 557.^27 Motor vehicle fees grossed J204.354 and auto division fees grossed S14.793. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAtiVTS Night games: New Orleans at Memphis. Mobile at Little Hock. Chattanooga at Atlanta. Nashville at Birmingham. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Cincinnati. Brooklyn at Chicago. New York at Pittsburgh. Philadelphia at St. LouU. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago ,at Washington. St. Louis at New York. Detroit at Boston. Cleveland at Philadelphia. I.oli of Territory An observer in a stratosphere bal- lon, at a height of 15 miles above Chlcagoo, could see, with the unaided eye, nine states: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan. Ohio, and Kentucky Kidt Baseball Uniforms $4 95 Badminton Equipment Tennis Equipment Wilson and Spalding Baseballs Toble Tennis Sets KEYS MADE Locks Opened and Repaired Service Call: 4352 GODWIN'S in His New Location With the Best in Equipment For All Sports AT126E.A5H-GIENCOEBLDG. It's Wilson today in Sports Equipment BILL GODWIN SPORTING GOODS AT HUGHES ... Where the Man Who Knows-Buys His Clothes *>»' ARROW "ARAZEPHYR" ENSEMBLE SHEER FABRICS Yes. men, the very summer style shirts you've asked for no alien is back again! This Arrow Arrazephyr foursome is the very thlnj you want. Ara zephyr ensembles are cool, open weava Arrow Shirt, tie and handkerchief combinations . . . and there's also a short-sleeve sport shirt of the same cool fabric. In summery pastel colors . . . hnve all the Arrow features he prizes so highly. PASTEL COLORS THESE STYLES HOW AVAILABLt IN YOUR SIZl R. D. HUGHES CO. IP

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