The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 11, 1948 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 11, 1948
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Yanks and Indians Square Off Today in Important Series; Johnny Sain Blanks Cards 6-0 BLYTMEVILLE (ARK.) 1 COURIER New Skeet Club Plans Sessions For This Week By C*H (link** rr«B Sport. Writer) .NEW'YORK, May 11. (UP)—Things don't always com* off »s sdvrr- ItoU, but It U quit* possible that the home run smashing In the big series Martiug today between the Indians and Yankees will b« terrific even In tK« house (hat Babe Ruth built. > The Babe, it seems, doesn't have the exclusive patent o« home runs any more. And if thing* keep going as they have to date, It could Iw that his historic mark of 80 homers in a season, plus a lot of others in the books, will be liurpassed. +—— . — These two teams which have designs primarily on the American League p&miftnt, with • home run honors as merely a means to an end, are the ones leading the early sea. son round trip parade. Cleveland, pacing the American Le«gn« race with 11 A'lctorles Jri 15 games, has collected 26 homers in that spoil, which Is seven ahead of the 1947 record-setting pace of the New York Olants, The Giants marked up R" all-time major league team record of 2il homers for the season, but in their first 15 games last year they connected for 21 homers. And the Yankees, swinging for the fences ss they did In that olden, golden era featuring Ruth .fe Co.. rank next in the major with 23 homers in. 17 gume.s, H!SO tiheiul of the 1947 Giants who didn't get their 23rd homer until Clieir 18lh game. iMiv.e and Coo^r Oul - The GiHnts, of course, nren'1 doing too badly in the home run department, even if Ihey are iagBint,'. With Walker Cooper, one of their "i;lg Imts," out indefinitely wllll a knee injury niul "king Johnny Mine huv- Ihg been temporarily disabled, they still have a respectable mark of 21 homers for 18 games, - The rest of the clubs are chipping In, loo, with 107 homers to dale in the American ami 104 In the National. At that raU?, both -leagues will go over their all-time high to- tiils and will surpass Ihe major league mark of 1,511 for n season set in 1940. •The Indians, swinging (or tlie fences as usual, .swept their three- game series at Boston yesterday %ith a 12 to 7 win, their flftli In a row, and they also came up with . ft triple play. Homers by Larry Doby and Joe Gordon provided the olTen- slfe J spark against, Dave Ferris*, and Low Boudreau started the "rally kiB" at shortstop in the eighth. for organizational urai avail. wini;ii i» seven *ue«a 01 -'unds for Ihe newly-formed .My- tlie 1947 record-setting puce of tliej ihevllle Skcet Club liiw been com.;._,,--,—,...,. ,,.i ... pieled and the club is scheduled lo begin liring activities lit the Air .skcet range tomorrow afternoon, B. f. Hrogdon, local spoils- man announced loday, Mr. Jirogdon slated [hat the club will hold-two shooting sessions n week, on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. Shooting during these session will be open to the public, lie said, with a fix- of $2.25 per rounrj to be fharged. TUESDAY, MAY II, IN* Track Stars Display Trophies Displaying thetr Imppiinvis wllll broad smiles, members of Blythcvill —Courier News Fhotn Junior High School's state cham- . Ammunition and larget.s «•!!(, lie furnished by the club, he said, n t .skcet shooters may, If (hey wish, lurni.sii their own ammunition. In this case the .shooting fee will oe j lowered to 75 cents per round. Mr. Brogdon stated tlinl the club |)lans to form special squads for women and boys provided that there k sufficient iJitercit. Tile club Blso plans to sponsor competitive meets later, he said. The Ail Base skeel rsnge Is lo- ealed North of the Veteran* Hous- pion track team are pictured above will, the Irophles they won al the state track meet In Little tiock Mem bors of Ihe squad are (left to rlshlj Bobby O'Neal, Robert Reid, Charles "Ruff" Lutes and John Paul lltitchcrson. The large trophy in the center is the state championship irophy. The small one on the left is the 880-ynr.l relay trophy K,,d the one. on the rlgnt was won by Lutes a.s inrt.vidual high scorer of the meet. % Leo Twardy Pitches Vols fro 10-4 'Win Over Chicks; Pels Stop Barons , kntigging a line drive by Bill Good- :/ig unit near the pistol rniige. Jewelers Score 19 to 3 Victory Over Rice-Stix The Ftlzpalrick Jewelers look an i tllD Vols early commrmd of the Blyhtevllle My Jack Harvey Unili-d SjMirls Writer ATLANTA. Ga., Mny II (UP)— At 33, Leo Twardy Is the daddy of the Nashville mound staff and one of the oldest pitchers In tlie Soulh- [ ern Association. But Die ( years didn't seem to \"s Woman's Softball League last night by pounding out a 19 to 3 victory over the niee-SUx nine In the opening league contest. weigh very heavy on the "old man" last niBht. He hurled his fifth ( vlc- tory of the .season wilhout a defeat to boost ttie Vols into the league lead and push himself far ahead of the rest of the loop's pilcherx. Twardy got plenty of help from le Vols' murderers row as 1|£ scattered nine Memphis hits (o Chicks, 10 to 4. Charlie hi six start/ »t New York u Jo« DiMaggto, Billy Jotmicm and George Btlmweiss hit homers bringing the elub total to. «even in two day's in th« * to I drubbing of tin White So*. Taft Wrltjhl and Dave Phll- 5ej hit Chicago homers and Tommy Senrich, wl» tell into the grand- trying to make an "out of the . , Sop Bevlll, was the other half of the Ffttpalrlck. battery. Ulttle pitched all the way for Rlce-Silx and was charged with the loss- Wag-lion worked behind the plate. Play will b« resumed Monday night with two games on lap. The ^^tcVtv^b^r ^^^jtt&s* out with a luBised kuee cup which m»r sideline him for some time. Ch*rte»' (Red) Embree won hlj first «art ns a Yankee, giving up'slx hits. ,' Ralph Klner smaclted his sixth iom«r of the jeason last night at PKtsbwrgh, and It gave tlie Pirales 4 to J victory over Hie Dodgers, in the firsl contest and RIce-Stiic will tangle with Hart's Bakery. Two Gomel Scheduled In 'Y' Softball League Play in the BlyiheUlle Y's Ciiy Softball League will be resumed lo- . Kiner hit his 425-looler over the lift Held wall with one on In the third and the score tied at I to 1. 'It 'was- his third bonanza belt ta two day:. ' Br»vcs Trip C»rd» In -tlie other ,two night games! larly Wymri twn runs-bntted-ln -and five-hit pitching gave Washing. ton a 8 to Z S '' U *" 8 " on the Walker Park diamond. Highlighting tonight's play will be the tussle between the Blylhevllle Motor Company entry and Sullivan- Nelson Chevrolet nine. Both of these teams won their openers last week and are rated as favorites to cop the 1948 crown. jtoii iii the American, Johnny Sain hurled the Brav. at St. Louis in the National shutout was tin M Ja J' Tn the second same tonight the tangle With Phillips s Motor Company! The Jaycees lost S to i ""'"-''P*""^ Sullivan Ne. on an, i » Rl '|P)>illiP^ fl^l game was rained out . Tlie The first game Is scheduled to 8 ' o'clock^ h lie beat Gilbert . slummed his 13th homo nd «l(flf>ether out 13 hits. run and Ted Cicslak got his second fain-bagger, each with one on, the Vols punched But Twardy. a 200-pound veteran from Selma. Ala., wns his usual steady self. He refused to get ruffled when the Chicks got to him for four runs In the first inning and proceeded to blank them from there on one. lias t'lnr H.-(,ml It was the fifth (line this season lliat Twnrdy has pitched the full nine-Inning route to win. and It left htm willi a 5-0 record. Willie the Vols' vaunted batting power has undoubtedly been a big help to big hurler, his pitching this the yenr conld just about stand up by itself. In his five games so far, he has allowed a total of jnst 12 runs and 3fi hlf.v Last, .season Tu-ardy had a mediocre 11-10 record with the Vols' Wliilc the Vols were licking the Chicks. New Orleans turned on Birmingham lo take a 4 to 2 decision nnd knock the Barorls out of the league lead. The loss left them hnlf a game behind the Vols. The Pels got only five lilU off Birmingham's Jim S en ine up with they charged with the defeat, altliougi he WHS relieve Luke Hamilton. All teams remali in the second at the same cd in tlie constitution a strict code barring athletes from receiving pay for participation in intercollegiate athletics, Charter members, who met here yesterday, include Tampa University of Tampa, Kin., Lamouth. College of Jackson, Tenn., Mercer University of Macon, Ga., Oglethorpe University of Atlanta. Millsaps stands tonight. *:th single games, - - .»i« slated for Mobile at Atlanta, Mem- i c - t>llt 'i! c °f Jackson, Miss., Mississip- Phls at Nashville, New Orleans al j |Ji College of Clinton, Miss., How- Birmingham and a double header I'""'<' Coll(> ee of Birmingham, Florida for Little Rock at Chattanooga !-°- talc University of Tallahassee and ' i Stetson University of Deland, Fia. In spite of their enormous si/e, hale sharks are quite harmless. Even when chased and harpooned. Riley and Keene Win Tag Match In Legion Arena •lY'x Rlley and Charley Keene emerged victorious over Bill Canny and Hill Stertamn in the taa nia'tcli feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling show at the Legion Arena last night.' Riley and Keene had to go all the way but captured the first and -hird falls in the •two-out-of-threc Jail alfair to claim the victory. Riley and Keene won the first fall in 17 minutes with Riley eliminating Steddum in 15 minutes with a double jack knife and Keene defeating Canny in two minutes with flying tackle and a body smother. Cnniiy and Steddum came back strong In tlie second fall, copping the round in 15 minutes. Can:iy , they seldom turn on their captors. Baseball Standings Nasnville , ., Birmingham Mobile Memphis . . Atlanta . ... New Orleans Little Hock . C'hatlHiiooga W. . 16 16 14 12 L.. Pel. 696 .667 .636 .522 .444 .391 .343 .320 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. ' L. Pot, St. Louis 10 « .6i3 New York 11 1 Pittsburgh 11 7 Brooklyn Philadelphia Boston . Chicago . .. Cincinnati . 9 10 ,.611 ,611 .474 Hot Dogs, Soda Pop and Buttermilk TO Highlight Inaugural of Gov. Long By Presian McGraw United Press Staff CwrespondcBl BATON ROUGE, <La., May 11. (UP)— rhe government of Louisiana returns to the family of Huey P, "Kingflsh" Long today in a "people's ceremony," with 203,000 free hotdogs, 240,000 bottles of soda pop, 16.COO glasses of buttermilk and 41 bands. At noon. CST, Earl K. Long, the Krayin^, 52-year-old brother of the assassinated Klngflsh, Is scheduled 9 10 .474 | to t«ke the oath of governor in the 8 10 .474 j Louisiana State University football 7 10 .413 I stadium. More Ilian 60,000 of his 7 13 .330 admirers from the Red Hills of i North Louisiana AMERICAN LEAGUE and fiom the Cleveland . Philadelphia New York . Washington St. Louis . , Detroit . Boston . .. Chicago . . W. 11 . 12 . 11 . 9 6 , 8 , 7 . 3 L. Pel. 4 S 6 .708 .617 .500 .429 .333 .200 Yejterday's Result* SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville 10, Memphis 4. MobHe 11, Atlanta B. NJW Orleans 5, Birmingham 2. Chattanooga 12, Little Rock 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 4, Brocklvn 2. Boston 6, St. Louis 6. New York at Chicago, grounds. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York S, Chicago 3. 1 Cleveland 12, Boston 7. Washington 6, St. Louis 2. Only games scheduled. bayou country of the South are expected to be present, Tiie soda pop and.buttermilk Is mainly for the Protestants of Nortli Louisiana, where Earl Long was born. For the "Cajuns" of the South, 110^ particular fanciers of buttermilk, he promised "n little wine," although no public arrangements had been made to dispense it. Hat dog stands ringed the LSU football stadium, a ginnt, horse- shoe-shapecf structure seating some 50.COO people. They were stacked with cases of pop and buttermilk in hall-pint bottles. One hundred and 'fifty barrels of ice water were placed strategically. Baton Rouge was jammed with visitors speaking Ihe slow drawl of the North and the quick ' French patois of the bayous. Th» ceremony began at 9 a.m. when a parade with 141 units in it Mill Worker Killed WARREN, Ark.. May 11. fUP)— Funeral services were being planed today for J. A. Squires, 49-year-old . . , -mill worker who was killed yester- eliminated Riley in lo minutes witn a crab hold and then returned lode- teat Keene in rive minutes with a bar arm and leg. • The third fall went to Keene nn:l Riley with Riley defeating both op- pone;iU—Canny in seven infinite; with kangaroo kicks and a body pin and atedmun In five minutes in the sume \vay. In the two one-fall preliminary mutches. Stecidum beat Keene i'i 15 minutes with Texas flips and iii ley defeated Canny in five minutes with a double jack knife. fn'^^ns't Nine SnXfarTCoHeges the ninth to cinch the win. Frank Set Up 'Lily-White' LooO Stare kept the Bnrons' 10 safeties well spaced to win his third victory of the season against no losses, putting him In a second- son for the Redbirds and snapped j secomf'to "start 'at S'M" their win strenk at five games. ' : The 'Giants were rained out at Chicago, in the National. Yesterday's star—Larry Doby of the Indians, who hit a homer, double, and two singles, batting in two runs in a 12 to 7 victory over the Red Sox. place pitching tie behind Twardy. Mobile II, Allanla H Mobile, meanwhile, opened np on Atlanta with nil 11-6 assault lo BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. May 11.— (UP)—A new "lily-white" athletic conference was in operation today with nine Southern colleges as char ter members. The new group Conference as its n MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS Coo/town Withdrawn From Preakness Race \r S ' By UniUrt Tress Leading ualsmen: American l,ea£ue Player and club g ab r h Pet. Bonlrean. Cleveland 15 59 12 26 .441 oarllla, St. Louis U 50 6 22 .440 Williams, Boston 18 65 20 27 .409 i Dlni "B*r. St. Louis H 56 11 20 .357 Trainer Jimmy Jones announced to- j ' National day that_ Coaltown, which finished Player and club '" tlle Kentucky Derby. Is. Holmes. Boston _. Qllt Of FtatllrHl • Preakness. . 15 50 13 21 .355 - ab !„ 39 r 1, T>.. t j 18 462 i«« -i , "«-«j «^ciu.>, j,->. nuimc.s. Boston 12 39 3 18 46^ leflnitely.out of Saturday's 5100,0001 Gustine. Pittsburgh -18 68 14 1Z 412 ,,„ " , SHS '., ... I Edwards. Brooklyn 12 41 9 16 .3<!0 He said the decision was made in; Miisial. St. Louis 16 65 11 U 359 a telephone conversation to Churchill Downs shortly after midnight. : Read Courier News Want Ad's. Reese, Brooklyn IS 48 12 n .354 Home Kims KeltJier. Indians 9 Williams. Red Sos 7 climb within one. game of secon-J- — -- -- solecleii Dixie me and includ- day when he became entangled Bobbed hair was started by fashionable women of ancient Rome. Lumber Company oiie Park—nnd (he e.\: nf Yfllwsiont Whiskey. onstantly gaining new friends, firm favorite of its old—no wonder that since 1872 there has never been enough Yellowstone. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE (All night game.?) Memphis at Nashville. Uttle Rock at Chattanooga Mobile at Atlanta. New Orleans at Birmingham. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Chicago. Philadelphia at Cincinnati. Boston at St. Louis, night. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 'at Boston. Cleveland at New York. St. Louis at Philadelphia, night. Detroit at Washington, night. Dlil 4261 Opening 7; SUrU 7:.1« Tonight- Magnificent boil" with Ginger Rogers and David Niven Serial "Te* Granger Also Shorls Wednesday & Thursday "DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK" Claudetfe Colbert and and Henry Fonda Warner News; Also Shortl . place Birmingham. Ken Olson pitched the first slx'lnnlngs and goti credit for his third win it the year, j Bill Kennedy slnrled for Hie | crackers and hurled hitless ball l for three innings. But in the fourth j George Sluiba got hold of one of I his offerings and cracked it high l over the right ileld wnll 3 nd that started the parade. four Atlanta pitchers fallowed Kennedy on the mound, and hone conld put a halt to the Mobile attack. The Bears u-oimd np with a • total of 14 hit.s and the 11-6 win.' Kennedy was the losing pitcher.; At ChaltanoORa, the Lookouts] bounced the Little Rock, travelers. ! 12 lo 2, but remained In the loop : cellar by one game. Vcrnon Curtis ! limited (he Pebs lo seven hil.< while ' the Lookouts gathered n safeties j from four opposing pitchers. j Bob German opened on' the mound for Little Hock 'and was Enjoy the whiskey that's " to III |ion< Hinlvtky Imtt ~\jj. lonietlmjl Fum no* >n I'm ' 0*1 !*• Sunny irook ji<U"| OL» SUNNY BROOK ftRAND PROOf NEUTKAt HELP THE LEGION HELP THE YOUTH OF BLYTHEVILLE SUMMER PROGRAM American Legion Junior Baseball (Age Limit 17 Years) American Legion Kiddie League (Age Limit 9-13 Years) Under Supervision of Coach Jamef Filher FREE! New Bonus Built Ford Pick-up Truck The American Legion is Giving Away This New FORD Pickup Truck SUNDAY, MAY 16,4 p.m. WALKER PARK - See Any American Legion Member for Details JUNIOR BASEBALL JONESBORO vt. 8LYTHEVILLI 2:30 P.M., SUNDAY—WALKER PARK This Progrom Sponsored By Dud Caton Po*» No. 24 Have You Paid Your 1948 Dues? We Need 100 More to M«et Our Quota — PAY YOUR DUES NOW. 1, left the skyscraper capital the lat* Kingfish built for the LSU stadium. It Included representatives from tveiy parish In the state, 41 bands, N'«gro marchers • and veieram of every war to and including the Civil War. , J Bowing to Hie amenities demand-* pd by the occasion, Long rode with , one of his political enemies outgoing governor, James H. the , . "Jimmy" Davis. Davis, a composer, <iui- tar player, singer and actor ;a cowboy movies, was eager to get on with his musical career. He announced lie would start a "concert" tour with his "Sunshine Boys". thre« days after Long was duly sworn in. Tlie Long-Davis car was No. 7-m the parade. Just South of the LSU campus a reviewing stand was set up for Long and Davis to stop and looks at the rest of the parade from unite 1 through HI. Although a complete new set of stale officials was elecled, only Long and William Dodd, tlie new lieutenant governor, will lake the oath today. Tile others will be sworn in May 20, with considerably less ceremony. The big celebration In the stadium was somewhat less than half the ceremony. For Ills admirers, Long provided concerls, a colle-re baseball game, a swimming exh;b - tion and a variety show on the LSU campus. ^ RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight Wednesday & Thursday "CAMPUS SLEUTHS" with Freddie Stewart and June Preisser Newi and Comedy New Theatre Manila's finttt Shows RVKRI NIGHT Box Opens Week Daj» T:M Matinee Satnrda? * 8 Sat.-Sma. 1 p.m. C»ni. Tonight "PORT SAID" Gloria Henry *n< William Bishop Also Short Sabjeeta Wednesday & Thursday "Always Together" M, with Joyce Reynolds, Kobert Hmii*m and Selected Short* BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY Show Starts Weekdiyl 7:*) p.m. Saturday 1:M p.m.; Snnda* Z p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday DOUBLE FEATUKK •## NWMONTEZ- Robert PAIGE-SABU P.eston FOSTER -WwALlBRITTON AIM Short" Thursday and Friday nouBLK : "FUN ON A WEEKEND" with "DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID" with P*iiletle

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