The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 7, 1948 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 7, 1948
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BIGHT BLYTHUVILLl (ARK.)' OOUKIER Two Blytheville Golfers Qualify For Championship flight in Little Rock Invitational Tourney . LITTLE ROCK. Ark., May T. <U.P.>—Two Blylhevllle «olfer« wer« in tti* championship flight IhU morning as first round play began in the Country Club'i invitational tournament where the veteran Jim Frlslna of Springfield, III,, wa* raled *s one of the prime contenders for the tourney till* after a tub-par M in his qualifying round yesterday. Par lor thU course U 7U. George; Huboard, one ot tli« Btydwvlllc Country Club's sliolmakers, qualified wilh a 15, and t>r. Gamps c. Guard, also of Hlylluvlllt, entered the championship flight with a qualifying round of 80. Eight others Irom Blytheville are entered m the tournament. Byron Morse, formerly of Blytheville, missed making the /Irst flight by a single stroke, in his qualifying round. » .— r . . James Terry, Bill pollard and Hubert Seymour qualified In the fourth flight, the 85-87 slrcike bracket and teed-off at 11:20 this morning. Other Blytlioville qualifiers include Frank Whttwortli, cliff Councille, and John Lcnil, fifth flight, S8-90 and E. B. Gee Sr. and Byron Morse Sr., sixth flight. 90-96. Chicaffoan ShoutN 71for Par Long John Barmim of Chicago, In the same foursome with FrlshiH. equalled par 11 and remained among the top favorites along with defending champion Wilford Wohrle of Lousivillc. Wehrle Is seeking his third crown In a row here and did not have to qualify. | Arkansas hopefuls still In Hie; running included Vincent AlUson j of Port Smith and Gene Keency of Texarkana \\ith 12: Richard (Bubbn) Smart of Pine Blllfi nl 13: Martin Temiy and Charles Isora of Little Rock Bt ^^•. and John Birclck, Jr., of Jonesboro with ^6. The title (lighters will play two rounds today, rutting the ronten- ders to eight. Two rounds of Match play are carded for'tomorrow with a 36-hole championship match Sunday. In other flights one round is slated for today, two for tomorrow and one Sunday. The pairings In the championship flight: Wilford Wehrle, defending champion, vs. W. B. Moore (171 at 9:30. George Hubbard (75) vs. O. P Bobbitt (76t. Gene Kenney (12) vs. William Cain (19). Steve Creekntore. Sr., (16) vs. Knight. J. fgOK John Barnum (71) vs. Bonnie Tame Feller and Indians 8-5 to Take Lead in American Six Missco Ball Clubs to Play Sunday The make-up game between the Blyllieville Chicks and Hie Victoria Reel Sox, scheduled to be played at Wnlkcr Pnrk tonight, was cancelled due lo poor condition of the di»- mand as.a result of recent rains. The Mississippi Coupfv T (-"me game wus rc-sclieduled for tonight after having been rained out Snn- dhy nflei-iioon. It will be playert »t a later dale. Three league gamps are on schedule for Sunday nUernoon willi the, Chicks entertaining the hard-hit-l tins'Number Nine entry at Walker park In their first home gnni!; of the season The Chicks have played only one league game, against Lutes, two week* ago, which they lost by' a 13 to 7 score. At Lutes, the Lute* slore Bulldogs and the Osccola Indians, the league's only two undefeated team, will get together In what holds promises to be a slam-bang affair. Lulcs and Osceola arc at present tied for the league lead with two wins each. . The Hnys Store nine of Dogwood will play host to the Victoria Red Sox in the older league tilt. Both Victorin and Dogwood will be after their first win of the season, having dropped opening games. All games are slated to get underway at 3 o'clock.. Harper (78J. Lynn Spltzer (75) n: Dick McKinney (86). Charles Tsom (74) vs. Wsner Marks (79). W. A. Dowell (76) vs. Herman Btyies (80). •Jim Prislha (08) v«. Dane Harris (18). Howard Wllklns (75) vi. Jack, Munger (79). Richard Smart (13) v«. Cy Spehk I N EW ROCHELLE, N. Y,. May 7. (UP)— Lloyd Mangrum of Chicago, who cracked the course record with a first round 66. faced an Immediate showdown today with red-hot Herman Barren o/ White Plnlm, N. Y. Good all Golf Meet Enters \Second Round »r. (79). Johnny Bi».lck, Jr. (76) vs. Grady Holloway (80). Vincent Allison (72) vs. Willi McCoortty (?«>. . N. Wilsner (76) vi. Jmnes Gunrd (*)),. Martin Tenney (74) Y». Alston Jenriings. (79). Pete Curley (77) w. Bill Martin (80). 37 Navy Planes To Fly Over Here In Birthday Flight •* ** »>un uiioinpiuii, wnn 11 Celebrating the J7tb birthday of ! wlth plus "• 1 " ur KOl Naval Avl«tion, n planes of the were nc!tt wllh Dl " s Naval Air Deserve will roar over 1 - orke of South Africa, downtown .Blytheville at 3:50 to-morrow afternoon. Man'n«d by trie "Weekend War- rtors" of Organised Reserve Squadron* at the Naval Air Station, -Memphis, each plane will represent one year in the history of Naval Aviation. The air group parading over Blytheville .will be commanded by Lievtenant James B. Kisner.USNR. Commanding Officer of Organized Reserve righting Squadron 91. of Raleigh. Tenn., and will consist ~>t ' ('Hellcat" and "Corsair" fighters. VHelldiver" dive bombers and "AVeng^-torpedo bombers. State's Attorney General Rules on flection Funds LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. May 1. (UP) —Candidate for office In Arkansas can make donations to local organizations if they are not attempting to influence an election. In the second round of the 110,000 Gooilall Round Robin Golf Tournament. Mangi-uin was the leader as the 16 leading pros In Hie game headed into the second round but Hnrron was only H point behind. The luck of the draw sent them out together for simultaneous matches Henry Cotton of Great Britain and Claude Harmon of Mamaroneck, N. Y.—and against each other. Bob Hamilton, of Reynolds Ky 1944 Professional Golfers' Association champion, was in third place find Harmon 7 and Bobby —. still regarded as tlie man to beat, was In striking distance with plun five. The rest tailed oft to Johnny Palmer, of Badln, N. c., who trailed with minus 18. The 72 par at Wykagyl Country Club took a terrific lacing yesterday us nine of the 16 entrants went under that figure. Locke, Harmon and Hamilton each had 69. Barren »nd two-time winner Ben Hogan, of Hcrshey had 70 while Cotton, Furgol Kclser each posted 71. Pa., and Alt. Gen. Guy Williams said today The. opinion wns sent to Deputy Prosecutor Loe Ward of Paragonld. who asked if such a donation would be a violation of a 1909 statute. "Criminal Intent would have to be present." Williams said, "before the statute can be violated. In other words, a gift or donation would have lo be for the purpose of influencing the election In some manner. By Ctrl l. (UnlU4 Prr« SporU Writer) NBW YORK, May T. (UP) — Everybody looks the same to th» flying Philadelphia Alhletlci thru* days—even Bobby Feller. The A'« rode Into first place yesterday by knocking Feller and the Cleveland Indians out of that choice tenancv with an 8 to 5 victory. their mill straight aim their second in a row over tlie Ohloans. And sharing responsibility for the defeat with Feller was manager Lou BoiKtrean, the buy who said that he expected Cleveland to "fat- fen up" at tlie expense of the "weaker" clubs like the Athletics, While Sox and the Browns. For the A's got to blaze-ball Bobby lor four rum in the opening Inning and two errors by the almost always reliable Boucireau at shortstop set up the rally. Feller went on lo give up six runs and elghtj hits before his removal In the fourth Inning. Four cs«toff«, Eddie Joost, unwanted by Cincinnati, Barney McCoskey, peddled by Detroit, Ferinin Guerra. ex-Washington catcher, and Eddie Majeskl, a one-time Yankee led the ll-hit Philadelphia attack which enabled sore-armed Dick Fowler to win his first victory. Keltner RUsU Grand .Slammer Majeski batted In three runs. Joost got a double and single and scored v,li:e, McCoskey got three singles and Iwo runs, and Guerra hit a double and single. Ken Keltner put Cleveland back Into the game with » second Inning grand slam homer 1 . It was his sixth round- Iripper of the season and put him In a tie for major league honors wllh Hank Saner of Cincinnati. Joe Gordon also hit a Cleveland homer. A disputed homer gave the Yankees a 6 to 5 victory over the Browns In New York when the blow Bobby Brown produced two runs in an eighth Inning rally and gave Alii* Reynolds his fourth victory without a dcfeaU-licst record In the majors. The Browns claimed that the blow went Into the stands foul and the fact that Yankee fans, of all things, also Insisted It was foul, was expected to prompt Iliclr manager, Jack Taylor, lo lodge an official protest of the game with league president Will Harrldge. The Browns had gone ahead In the eighth on a three run rally, two of the (allies coining In on Gerald Prltldy's triple. The TlBcrs salvaged the finale of their series at Boston. 8 to .1 In another bitter game In which catch- Blrdle Tebbet! of the Red Sox and rookie first baseman George Vlco of Detroit were ejected for a first fight. The melee occurred when Tcbbetts fell over Vlco tagging him on an attempted squeeze play. Two Players Ejected Vice swung at Tebbctts' masked face and Birdie retaliated. On the way to their dressing rooms they squared off ngalll and this lime Tebbetts came out with a cut lip, bloody nose and torn uniform, and Vlco suffered a cut over his right eye. Tile Tigers gained the victory despite mistreatment of their lefty ace. Hal Newhouser, \v»ho was knocked out In the first Inning when Boston scored all of its runs. Relief pitcher Hal White pitched four-hit ball the rest of the way to score his first victory. George Kcll got. three hits to prolong his consecutive game streak to 14 while Vlco got one blow »t the piste before his blows «t Tenbetts to run his slreak to 11. For the second stright night the Washington 'Senators shut out the Chicago White Sox under the Grlf- 'Hh Stadium lamps, this time by S o 0 as Early Wynn held the Sox o three hits. Walt Masterson had Imilcd Chicago lo four safeties the light before. The . Senators' Tom vicBrlde got three hits to run his average to .556. Sox slarlcr Bill Wight gave up all five Washlng- on runs before he was hammered out In the fourth inning. Giants Brat Piratai The Giants got good pitching rom Ray Poat and snapped the Plrnles' six game winning streak ith > 9 to 2 victory on 15 hits »t Pittsburgh. Johnny Mize led the winners with single, double, and his fourth liomer. Poat, pitching his second complete game, held the Pirates to four hit* and missed a shutout only when. Ed Stevens hit n Ifc'O- run homer in the ninth. All other major league games wer« ruined out. YtsterdVy'i itar—R»y „, the Giants .who broke Pittsburgh'* six-game winning streak four-hit, t to 1 triumph. of with a FRIDAY, MAY T, 1948 Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville . Mobile . .. Birmingham Memphis . ' Atlanta . .. New Orleans Little lock Chattanooga W. 13 5 12 g 12 'l 11 I 10 12 I 11 13 Pet. .722 .667 .632 .579 .4*5 .421 .316 S 15 .250 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Pittsburgh 9 B .643 New York ,.,, 10 s .625 St. Louis 1 5 Brooklyn 7 7 Philadelphia ^ t Cincinnati 7 a .438 Boston « g .400 Chicago 5 » .357 Locke Threatens To Giv« Up Golf Tourneys in U. S. NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., M»y 1. (UP)—Bobby Locke, golf star from South Africa, 'threatened today to give up tournament competition because of the way h« has been treated by George Schneiter, tournament director of the ers Association. Professional Golf- Schnelter hat barred I,ocke from tills year's P. G. A. tournament at St. Louis, May 19-25, on the grounds that he has played In almost-every major tourney although he Is In the United State« on a temporary visa. American stars Jimmy Demarel and Lloyd Mangrum today forwarded a protest to the p. G Lomacchia Holds Vols lo Five Hits As Birmingham Glides to 4-3 Win »r Gene FtUtnoa United Fr«*> SporU Writer ATLANTA, On,, May 7. (Up)_ Catcher-Manager Fred Walters of Hie Birmingham Barons refused to herd all his right-handed pitcher* under a tub when the Nashville Vols came to town. And It paid off. It paid off last night when Al Lamacchla, slinging them very positively from the right side, rationed the league's leading hitters to five taps. The Barons won 4 to 3. Maybe it all started earlier this week when Carl Lindquist, the Atlanta right-hander, beat .the Vols. Before that only porfsiders—three of them—had stopped Nashville. Manager Walters stood firm in ? i «*' lock -° ut h [ 5 faith, even after his right-hand. A. Executive Commit-1 ed Alex Ronay went down in the tee saying that he was eligible under first game of [he current series. - P. G. A. rule that any visitor to | Lamacchia last night turned the this country may be Invited to compete. Dernaret and Mangrum de- •583jmanded that "the entire Executive t Committee" rule on the case instead of "Just one man." AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia ...'» 5 New York 8 Cleveland 8 Boston 1 St. Louis 5 Detroit 7 Washington < Chicago 3 Pet. .643 .615 .600 .SOfl .455 .462 .273 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 10, New Orleans 1. Birmingham 4. Nashville 3. Little Rock «, Mobile 5. Chattanooga 3, Atlanta 1, Mangrum Leads Pro Golfers in Earnings CHICAGO, May 7. (UP)—Larruping Lloyd Mangrum of Chicago owns the fattest bankroll among this season's professional golfers, according to the latest statistics (compiled today by the Professional Golfers Association. Manerurn, dapper driver from the Tain O'Shanter Club, has picked up 512,604.99 on the tournament trail tills season. Bobby Locke, the South African ace. was next with »9,693.33 and Ben Hogan of Hershey, Pa was third with »7,822.50. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 9, Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia at St. Louis, rain. Brooklyn at Chicago, rain. Boston al Cincinnati, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 8,'Boston 3. Philadelphia 8. Cleveland 5. New York 6, St. Louis 5. Washington 5, Chicago 0. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: New Orleans at Memphis. Nashville at Birmingham. Mobile at Little Rock. Chattanooga at Atlanta. as Robins in Spring Seagram's */,«/<& Sure NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Chicago. Boston at Cincinnati, New York »t Plttsbu-gh. night. Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. AMERICAN- LEAGUE Detroit at New York. Chicago at Philadelphia. St. Louis at Boston, Cleveland at Washington, night. Junior High Eagles Win 77-6 From Hawks The Eagles of the Blytheville Y's Junior HlBh School Softball League, landed the Hawks, league leaders, their first defeat of the season at the Division Street diamond yesterday aflernoon to the tune of an 11 6 score. Mel Hny worked on the mound for the victorious Eagles, scattering 10 hits. Hay struck out nine men over the seven-Inning route. The Eagles collected but 10 hits but theirs were timely and errors by the Hawks proved costly. Pine Bluff Offers Training Site for Browns' Clubs PINE BLUFF, Ark,, May 7. (UP) —The Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce revealed yesterday negotiations were progressing satisfactorily with vice-president James Mc- Lnughlin of the St. Louis Browns to nuke this city a permanent Spring training camp for the baseball club's minor league outlets. Thirteen Brownie farm clubs and 400 ballplayers trained this year at Odder Airfield and it Is said if enough barracks are available the number will be doubled next year. Irlck. Of course the Vols' slugging catcher. Forrest Burgess, hit for (he circuit in the fifth. But home runs don't exactly surprise anybody in any Nashville game. While everybody probed for i. weakness in the Nashville team, :t continued to pace the Southern. Mobile fiddled around last night and got whipped 6 lo 5 when Little Rock scored three quick ones in the ninth. €hatlanoo{a Beats Atlanta That means the Bears still trail the Vols by one full game while Birmingham drives along half a game back in third place. Mobile's mighty George Sluiba and teammate Cal Abrams banged out homers last night. But the last- Manila Baseball Club Defeats Team from Dell The Manila High School Lions. behind the three-hit pitching of David East, pounded out their fifth victory of the season on their home diamond yesterday, defeating the Dell Blue Devils 16 to 0. East allowed the visitors only three scattered singles in earning his third win. Shanefelt hurled lor (he Blue Devils and gave up 11 hingles. This was Dell's first game, of the season. ! Bob oalloway led Manila's hitting, banging out two singles and a triple In three trips. Gene Holt homered for the victors in the fourth inning with two mates aboard. inninf rtlly by th. Pebble* tent pitcher Pete Wojey picking to the showert while reliefer Russell Op- pllnger absorbed the Bear defeat. Meanwhile the cellar-dwelling Lookout* of Chattanooga kicked the props out from under Atlanta 3 u> 1 to enii the Crackers' three-game streak of wine. . Vernon Curtis won a fine pitching duel with Atlanta's Mason Leeper when the Lookouts splurged for three runs in the ninth. Curtis doled out five hits while Leejwr got nicked for six. John Perkovlch, undefeated now in, three starts this season, led Memphis to a lo lo 1 conquest of the New Orleans Pelicans by hurling an eight-hitter. The Chicks ranged in on three Pel twirlers for 15 safeties, "Y" Games Postponed Games in the Blylheville Y's City Softball League scheduled to be played last night were postponed due to wet grounds. The game will be played at a later date. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday "OVERLAND TRAILS" with Johnny Mack Brown ^ Cartoon and 5th Chapter \ "Adventures of Rex and Rlnty- SATURDATf OWL SHOW "DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME" with Ralph Burd and Borii Karloff Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday Tuesday Warner N«w» and Short R#c«iV« Victory Mtdal Pvt. William T. In gram, *on of Mrs. Ina B. Ingrm of Blytheville, received the U. B, victory M«d»i it special Army Day c«emonle« ft St. Avoid U. a. Military Cemetery in Northeastern France, it was announced today by the American Graves Registration Command, Read Courier News Want Ad». .BLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE, Shaw Start! Weekdays T:M p.m. Saturday 1:M p.m.; Sunday I p.m. Tonight (Doubk FeatMn) A COLUMBIA «CTUSrJ IAME RUSSELUIOUIS HAYWAU Also Cartoon Saturday "LONE RIDER IN GHOST TOWN" with George Houston and Al (Fuity) St. John Serial "Kin* nf the Forest Ranger** Also Cartoon SATURDAY OWL SHOW at 11 p.m. • "THREE STRANGERS" Sydney Gre*»nstrwt and Peter Loire Serial: "The Crimson Ghopt* Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday "CANYON PASSAGE" with Susan Hayward and Dana Andrews Also News and Cartoon Latin-American Flights From Little Rock Set Up LITTLE ROCK, < Ark.. May 7.— (UP)—Arkansas travelers will be able to participate In the new j thrice-weekly Latin-American flight schedule which Branlff International Airways will launch June 4. President T. E. BranliC announced today. Southbound flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Northbound (lights on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Arkansas passengers start from Little Flock and mske slops »t Dallas: Houston: Havana. Cuba; Balboa, Canal Zone; Guayaquil, Equador: and Lima, Peru—the terminal' point. One-way fare from Little Rock to Lima will be approximately |404. New Theatre Manila'* Finest Bhowt eVKR* MOHT B*i Opem Week Daj*.1:M •.• Mitrnee Saturday * 8«n<l«j Sat.-Ban. 1 p.m. ConL Shawtnt Tonight "DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK" wllh CUuricllr. Colbert Selected Sh«rt«' Saturday "TUCSON RAIDERS" with Hilt Elliott ant Short S Saturday Owl Show DIAMOND JIM" with Fdw.rd Arnold and Selected Short* Smday and Monday "Captain from Castile" I with Tyrant rower and Jean Peten Setteted fth«rt S«fc)eeU mil Opening 7; SUrU 7:M Friday and Saturday "Thunder Mountain " Tim Holt »nr1 M«rlh» Hjer Serial "The Kojul Mounted Ride* Ajrftln Also Short> Satnrrfar MidniU Show SUrin 1*:<S "NEWS HOUNDS" I,eo Gorcey and the Bowery Born Also Short* Sunday antf Monday "My Wild Irish Rot." (In Technicolor) Dennis Morgan and * «l«nl m»leal cut Warn«r Newt; A Ho Short* PLEASE HIM WITH A GRADUATION GIFT FROM HUDSON'S SELECT FROM THIS GROUP OF FAMOUS BRANDS: STRATOLINE BELTS . 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