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Hubbar'd and Guard Eliminated In First Round of Little Rock Invitational Golf Tournament , LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 8. (U.P.) —Blytheville's two •niriM in tht championship flight of the Little Kock Country Cliib'i invitational golf tournament were toppled out of the running in the first round yesterday and the field tliis morn- hir had been narrowed to eight contestants with Pine Bluff's Richard (Bubba) Smart still amoung the contenders. *• nXt..round i>l»j yetterday O.» : _ Vols for Top Spot 9. Bobtattt of Memphk defeated Oeort* Rubbud of Blythevllle I and i, while If. Winner of Little Rock wu retUterinc a 4 to I win' from Jam** O. Guard, Blytheville thotmafcer. Blyt!wriUc had eight other play•n eompetln« In the lower bracket! of th« tournament. Two rounda w»rt being played to- daj in the championship flight with Ihe final scheduled for tomorrow over the iwanlty layout atop a hill overlooking th« city. Tht moraine round matched dn- <«mjin« champion Wilford Wehrle of Unuixrille, Ky. And Oeue Keeney ef Tuarkana; John Barnum of Chloa»o and Charles Isom of Little Rock; Medalljt John Frislna of Oprincfleld, III,, and state tltllst Richard (Butjbo) smart of Pine Bluff; and Vincent Allison of I\jrt jBmlth and Martin Terinei- of Little Rock. ' Friday'* second round resulU: ,. Wehrle beat Dr. Bobbitt three and two. • Ke«n«y beat Fred Knight Jr. one HP. • Barnum beat Dick McXInney five and four. " Isom beat W. A. Dowetl one up en 18 holoc. FrUina beat Jack Munger two and one. Smart beat Johnnie Buzlck, Jr. one up. Allison heat M. Wisner two up. Tenney beat Pete Curley two and on*. Blytheville Golftrs Advance In Ihe third flight E. B. Gee, Jr, defaulted to Nick Overstreet in order to compete In Ihe high school tournament being played on another Little Rock course at the same time. In the fourth flight, W. J. Pollard won over Hubert Seymour, one up, and Hits morning was schedul- id to meet Leland Sartin in Ihe quarter finals. James Terry won I ram George Doiitlilt, two up and meets Clarence Austin todny. Prank Whilworlh won Ms fifth IliRUt match from K, Councillc, two and one, and matched strokes this morning with E. T. Hays while John Lent! last his first rovum match to Bob Holt, three and two. E. B, <jce, Sr., loH to Bill Paver- sham, Ihrec and two, in a .sixth flight first round while Byron Morse, Sr., won by default and plays Harry Campbell today. Birmingham Victory Ov«r Mobile Pur* '47 Champt Third By Jack Harvey (United rr«w Sports Writer) ATLANTA, Oa,, May 8 (US')—The Birmingham .Barons surged past Mobile into second place . In the --- , .-.** ,,=.Southern Associalion loday and I ' cmfl 8 e through day games played threatened lo overtake the league-j°" 'Y 1 ^ 6th - Boudreau, Cleveland BLYTHgVEXB (AS*.) OOVKUt* Gustine and Boudreau Lead Major League Hitting for First Two Weeks "y Milton Rlchnun United Fress Sport* Writer NEW YOKK, May 8. (UP)— Prank. Gustine of Pittsburgh, "a good Spring hllter," by his own admission and Lou Boudreau of Cleveland, "a good hitler anytime" by his rivals' admission, led their respective circuits In batting today following the first two weeks of big '-a'^ue competition, Gustine, peppery PlraU third , baseman, collected times at bat for a 23 hits in 53 lofty .434 per leading Nashville Vols, whose margin dwindled to a slim half-game. ; The Barons moved past the defending champs the hard way. They weathered the usual storm of Vol home runs lo beat Nashville last night, It to 5, behind young Iry Medlinger's eight-lilt pitching. It was tile second straight win over the Vols for the Barons, and if.they can stretch their streak to three lonlght In the final game of Ihelr serfs' with the -Vols, they can move Into the league lead. The Barons got their runs early last night n i id then fought off a .slamming Nnshvllle attack to cling to Ihelr lead. They scored three times in the first inning, four times In the. second and four more times In the* sixth. Tom O'Brien contributed a home run with one In the second. Home Kimy Nut RuoUKti Then the Nashville home run, boys got busy, but it was too late, j Mobile . Charley Gilbert smacked a four- Memphis In Ihe fiflh and another In .Atlanta "«<y c illle 1947 Mound Aces in Majors Fail To Meet Expectations of Fans Ihe eighth, with nobody on either | New Orleans time. They were Ills lllh nnd 121 h Little Rock circuit clouts of the season. And Charley Workman followed wilh H four-bagger In the eighth, right behind Gilbert. It was his sixth. out v I.unckiulsl i Sports Writer May a. (tr.P.i—Unless they get themselves straightened Hat -^.n . '„ hC ' [x ,^ hm who won *> O' «'<>« K»mcs In the majors last s«ason aren't rery likely to repeat in the 194* campaign. -mat wa. the sad situation loday for Ewell Bluekwell, Johnny Sain warren Spahn, Bobby Feller, Ralph Branca, and ijirry Jnnseii All hav- gotten off toalwstartj «„„ at the mommi , t Wouldn't be a good brt lo ;bank on any one of them to equal their victory production ot last year ,tJ?irf kW , ei !'. OUlcmnatl ' 5 la " »'«!«>— - ' i . i • hander, provided the .-„.-„ «*»>iui,i ( H^UVUIVU llic latest example of how tough it Is , to live on last year's press clippings. He wa« batted out of the box yes- terda, for the lhlrd straighl tl.ne. .coming up with, a lame shoulder al th« 'Braves topped him, 4 to 3 at Cincinnati. He said that he would have the shoulder: x-rayed to determine whether he would be able to continue .his regular turn. But unless he shows a sudden reversal of form 1th presence won't be missed too much ; anyhow. •After he loaded the bases In the dxth inning, Eddie, stanky came on ,Jo strike a game-winning two- run single off Relief Pitcher Harry Gumbert, but Blackwell w! ,s charged with the defeat, his third against WO wins. At this lime in 1947 he had won three games. FeHer-i Showing Unimpressive The other aces have been Betting their, bumps, too. Feller wns knocked out for the second time In a row against the A's in hi s last start and has an unimpressive—for him—record of 2 and 2. Sain wu batted out twice before be won one and has a 1-2 mark. «pahn,'who made only three starts In two weeks, lost his lirst, won the second and was 3 to 0 behind In the third when the gnme was laiiie" out. He hns R 1-1 mnrk ns against a 4-0 record at this time a year ngo. Branca, the Dodger firo- baller, has been butted out In nil three starts, won his only game In a relief role mid has a minus record of 1-3. Jnnsci), coining nrouiul a little better than the others, was j . UU ,. UI *,„ ttf ^icvcirtiu a capable shortstop-manager, had 17 lilts In 40 trips' to Ihe [Hale for an equally impressive .425 mark. Boudreau's closest pursuer in the American League Is Ted Williams ol Boston with 20 flit* In 52 times up lor .385. The St. Louis Browns have a monopoly on the next places witu Al (Zeke) Zarllla at .385, Charles (Chuck) Ste\ens, .381, and Bobby Dilllngor hitting .372. Following Gustine In the national is Carl Furillo, Brooklyn's bul- lot-armeti outfielder, with a 339 percentage, Bert Haas of Philadelphia, .385. Stan Muslal of the Cardinals, .373, and Harold (Pee Wee) nee.se nl Brooklyn, .361. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. Nashville 13 Birmingham 13 12 ~,.. Young Ncilltnger rode out New York the slorm and took credit for his St. Louis third pitching victory of the sea- Brooklyn . . son. Lee Holloman, who started Philadelphia on the mound for the Vols, was the Boston . loser. . Cincinnati Tile Mobile Bears, who had held Chicago second place up until last night, dropped their second game in a row lo Little UOL-k, 7to ^, to fall back into third. The Pubs shelled three Bear hurlers for M hits, including a 5lh inning homer by Ben Cantrcll. Mllo Jolm.sou went the toutu for the winners, scattering 12 Mobile hits. Bill Hart hii u home run for Hie losers In the cighlh witli nobody aboard. Memphis Hlast* N?,w Orleans Memphis, meanwhile, blasled New Orleans in a 14 to 1 contest lo move within a half-game of third-place Mobile and only two games out of the lop spot. Bob Schullz gave the Pels only three hils and held them scoreless tnnMr.,1 i i ""icio, *»:• iiirue mis imu neiu tneiii scoreless knocked out. twice but won his next until the nlnlh. The Chicks, on the oWro', \ ,t^\T tll !' ce( , hlt5 ' l " c °">«>- "raid, hammered'four New the faa th T, ^M 5 ^' 11 " 0 "' 11 is Orleans hurlers lor a total of '20 the fact_thnt Hal Nowhouscr. DC-! base knocks and scored In every cr e- troit's left-hajidcd ace, who won 17 last yenr and who was regarded »s the top pitcher In the American League during the war years, has won only one* game agalns thee ?™ F"™™ ""-""'"I the Crackers, losses. He, loo. was hati,.,! nl ,r ? to . 2 : Ihc nc ™ was DI <* Wclk, who inning except Hie seventh. In Atlanta, two second-division teams tangled ami eighth-place Chattanooga throttled the Crackers. . , , three straight limes. Slanky. who outlived his usefulness with the Dodgers, provided the 0>lt hurled livo-hlt bull for Die Look- o\ils until he was relieved by Alex Zukowske In the ninth Tlie Lookouts won the game In ^". ?£"',"'."•. ™ «"««»•'«" »£ Dear" a homer for Ihe Heels Dodgers Defeat Cutis Tlie Dodgers topped the C;ibs, 9 I to 5, at Chicago, gctllug eight lilts , and 14 walks as they came from behind to win the first game on ' W " ,, '* '' Nisht - came In In the ninth, but Kennedy was the loser. Only two games arc scheduled for tonight. Birmingham gets Its chance to ovcrhall Nashville in a single game at Birmingham, nnrl Alhuiln entertains Chnltnnooen. Fatten Your Hogs Quicker With Buring's TANKAGE Call or Write Buring Packing Co. Incorporated Wilson, Arkansas, , their Western trip. Hugh .Casey J who pitched five scoreless innings J In relief, was the winning pitcher i .-mid Rookie Presto Ward, wlio hit },a srnnd slam triple In the sixth , provided the Brooks with their mar- i gin of victory. | i Southpaw Howie Pollct. a qiics- i.tlon-mark on the Cardinals' mound J staff, came through with n scven- [ lilt Job lo beat the Phils, T to 4. In l n St. Louis night game, striking; [out nine batters. The Carets'made , ; four errors and three I'hll runs were l , unearned. Nippy Jones' homer led [ a 10-hlt St. Louis attack as Oscar Judd. third Phil pitcher, collected the defeat. In nil American League nii;ht R.imc. pitcher Bob Lemon twirled a tour-hitter for the Cleveland Indian., to beat the Senators. 8 to 0 at Washington. The victory. Lemon's Ihlril. lifted the Indians into second place. Mickey Hue-flier, who Rave up five runs, was the stnrting and losing Senator pitcher while Allte Clark and Joe Gordon clouted fifth-Inning home runs to lead the Indians 1 13-hit assault. All oilier major-league giuncs JI \verc rained out. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING BOX SEATS ISc HXTKA (Tax Included) AG MATCH- BILL STEDDUM and BILL CANNY TEX RILEY and CHARLIE KEENE ALS02l-FALL < 30-MINUTE MATCHES Bill Canny ' Tex Rilcy Pet. .684 .650 .612 > .000 .«:> .421 .350 .286 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Pittsburgh , ,,.,..,... 9' 7 7 • 7 5 .643 .625 .615 .533 .438 .4311 .412 .333 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L, Philadelphia Cleveland lew York rial- btitmnn JBd Steven, of Pittsburgh lead* the National Le«8iJe In rum batted in with 17 de»pit« hU »nemlc 331 batting average. »"d Williams, who won the American League RBI title last year, hai a head start this season with i«. • Ken Keltner, Cleveland's veteran Ihird baseman, lead* the American Leagus In horn* runs with six, and outfielder Hank Sauer of Cincinnati top* hU circuit with the same number. Haas, with four stolen bases, ied that department In both leagues while rimnerups were speed-boys Thurman Tucker of the Indians and Gil Coan of Washing- Ion, each with three thefU. Allle Reynolds of the New York Yankees Is considerably ahead ol all major league pitchers with a record of four victories and no defeats. Carl sheib of the Athletics and Virgil (Fire) Trucks of Detroit also have perfect marks with two triumphs and no setbacks, each. Six Na'lonn! League hurlers have won two and lost none. They are veterans Elmer Riddle and Truea (Rip) Sewellof Pittsburgh; Dave Koslo, New York; Bill Voiselle, Boston, and Young Erv Palica cf Brooklyn. Cotton Pickers To Open Season In Marked Tree The Blylhevllle Cotton Pickers American Legion Junior baseball team, will open their season tomorrow when they invade Marked Tree for a gome with the Marked Tree Legion team. The Cotton Pickers, managed by Coach James R. Fisher of Blylhe- ville High School have been holding workouts for the past iwo weeks and played their first game, a practice tilt, with the Holland, Mo., Independent nine last Sunday. The Cotton Pickers have several returnees from last year's team including Kenneth Merritt, and' in- flelders Jack Duclos. Alvin Duclos Clifton Wixson and Don Bunch Manager of Big Lake Gam* and Fish Refuge To Attend Memphis Meet Joe Morton, manager of the Big Lake Game and Fish Refuge will attend the fish and wildlife meeting to be held at the Hotel Peabody In Memphis Monday. Fish and wildlife enthusiasts from all sections of the South are expected to attend the meeting. The main topic for discussion will be the critical duck sltuaiton. SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1948 Armor*/ Tigers fo Play Indian* From Shawnee Th« Armorel Tigers will meet Ihe Shawnee Indians, an Independent team from Jollier, at the Armorel park tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. This will be the Tigers second home game of the year and their third of the season. Texas Cowboy Booked for Wrestle Melee Big Bill Steddum, the Texas cowboy, and Wild Bill Canny, will tangle with Tex Hiley and Charley Keene in the tag; match feature of Hie American Legion's weekly wrestling program at the Legion Arena Monday night. Steddum is returning to the local arena after several months absence and this will also be Canny's first appearance here In more than a month. Jliley and Keene are returnees from last weeK's card. Preceding the main event the four grapplers will pair off in two one-fall preliminary matches with Slcddum meeting Keene and Canny shaping- holds with Rltey, THE TOT SHOP! t FOR ALL BABY NEEI 110 8. Second PJion* 2308 j Closed Wednesday after- ! noon ! Read Courier News Want Ads. N Boston St. Louis . Detioii . .. Washington .613 .638 .615 M9 .453 .430 .429 I .273 Read Courier News Want Ads. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAC.UB Birmingham 11. Hasiivilic 5 Little Rock 7, Mobile 4 Memphis 14. New Orleans 1 Chattanooga 5. Atlanta 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 9. Chicago 5. Boslon 4. Cincinnati 3. New York at Pittsburgh, rain St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 4 AMERICAN LKAUUK Cleveland 8, Washington 0. Detroit at New York, rain. Chicago nt Philadelphia, rain. St. Lords at Boston, rain. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE games: Chattanooga at Atlanta. Nashville at Birmingham. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Cincinnati. Brooklyn a t cfiicngo. N'cw Ycrk i.l Piltsutirgh, Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. AMKRICAN LEAGUE Delro,; K. ;c^v.- YV.I-K (21. St. Louis at Gallon. Chicago at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Washington. MISSCO LEAGUE (SumJ.-iy) Number Nine at Blytheville. Os:cola at Lutes Victoria at' Dogwood Plenty of Towels And fresh cottons too! Smart Mother Takes Them to "U-Do-It" Laundry Wash on our modern MAYTAQ MACHINES nnd dry on our GAS FIRED DRIERS. Open 1 n.in.—Close 5:30 p.m. Close Saturday at noon. Open Tuesday and Thursday until 9 p.m. 323 N. Second Street. Phone 4247. DO YOU KNOW the CORRECT ANSWER? ASK YOUR GROCER OR WATCH THIS PAPER FOR CLUES FLYIN'SFUN by RICHARDSON YARBROUGH Now (hat you have your own plane, Mother, dear, you can visit us every weekend. Oppoj'tunity for responsible buslnes* man to be our exclusive representative of the Kraftex all metal Venetian blind. Please send reference! to the American Blind Co., Ino Manufacturers, 470 N. Decatur St.' Memphis, Tenn. BLYTHEVILLES ONLY Show Starts Weekdays 7:1)0 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.; Sunday t (j,r_;. Saturday "LONE RIDER IN GHOST TOWN" with Ueorg« Houston and AI (Fuzzy) SI. John Serial "King of the Forest Raiiger»" Also Cartoon SATURDAY Om SHOW At 11 p.m. "THREE STRANGERS" Sydney Greenslrcet and Pct«r Lorre • erlall "The Crimson Ghost" Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday "CANYON PASSAGE" vllh Susan Hajwurd and Dana Andrews Also News and C&rtooa KEYSTONE HYBRIDS *,/•»*„ Heart Courier News Want Ads. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight "OVERLAND TRAILS" wilh Johnny Mack Brown C:irloon'and 5th Ohiirilcr "Adventures nt Rex ami Binl.v" SATURDAY OWI. SHOW "DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME" wilh Ralph Bunl anil Boris Karloff Also Carloon Sunday and Monday Tuesday SHOM IAMOUR An official yield tests in four grtat corn ttatts, Keystone Hybrids have out-yielded rhe average of all other hybrids by 3.4 bushels per acre. 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