The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 17, 1948 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 17, 1948
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PAOB <A«.y ootrunm wrwi MONDAY, MAT IT, 194S Cotton Pickers - ' 'i DefeatJonesboro Vo/s Bow to Lookouts Twice; Chicks Deal Pebs Double Loss Legion Outfit Rallies in Ninth Inning to Win A *in«le by Jeftfielder Mel Hay In th« la»t half of the ninth innint produced the • run which g»ve the Blytheville Cotton Pickers a 10 to e d the I decision over (he Jonesboro Le- tlonnairee in their first home game of Hie ncason at Walker Park yesterday afternoon. Hay'i single climaxed a story book rally slaged by the Pickers in the final frame which saw them come from behind to win the game. Thf score stood at » to 7 in favor of Jonesboro when the pickers came to bat in tlie ninth but Blytheville Q"!ckly tied It up on a single by Cliff Wixson who stole second, double by Alvin Duclos and three * lonesboro errors. Jack Duclos then hit a hoi ground- rr. down the third base line um KXH safe when (he throw to firs' pulled first baseman Rush Barrel off the bag. Duclos stole second ind Hay singled lo deep leftficld leering him with the winning run •Kenny Merrill went the distance for the Pickers, giving up only livi hits and striking out slglil lo gnthe! In his third consecutive win of. tin season. Maxwell hurled for Jones boro and was touched for eight hits ' Wixson and Hay priced the pick ers at the plate, each getting tw hits In five hips nnd Jack Duclos ccored five runs while only being •7 Jatt Hu-wr 4V UniUJ Pnx SPM-U Wriltr I ATLANTA, G»., May 17. (UP) — 1'hs Xashvilte Voljs, who lajit w«t were apparently on their way toward pulling away from lh< pavk h the Southern Association, today where back in the midst of a do^- ight »or Hi* league leadership, and all becunce of lowly Chattanooga. The Lookouts rose up and smack- Baseball Standings MIKHCO I.EAGDK W. 4 3 1 in both ends of a do;i- jle header yesterday, II to 4, and 9 to :i. Birmingham, meanwhile. was splitting a double bill with New Orleans la pull within half a game of the league leaders. Things looked good for the Vols Saturday. They held a 2 lii-game lead over the Barons — their longest of the season— and they were going into a fom-game series the Oftceola Lutes Number Nine .,., Victoria 1 Dogwood I Blytheville 6 Pet. 1.000 ,750 .500 .333 .250 .000 SOUTHERN I.KAC.UE W. U PC*.. •Die 30 10 .«S7 90 11 .645 Lookouts. At lhat iioint the Lookouts wtre In Ihe cellm anil It looked like a soft touch lor the Volj '0 run their kad out even longer. "But the Lookouts didn't see tilings lhat way. They slammed out * single win over the Vols Saturday night, ana yesterday they came up with their surprising double win. T.'ie Chattanooga team licked Nashville's ace Leo Twnrcly In the opener yesterday, too. They balt«I him out in the sixth, and it was his fir..i. !•>.« of the season against live victories. Dick Weik was Ilia winner Even In defeat the Nashville bais boomed. Charley Workman hit his nln'.h noine run, and Joe Dama'.o also hit n lour-lmtjgor. Alex Zukowskl was the winning Nashville Birmingham . Memphis . .. Mobile . ..... Atlanta . ... New Orleans Omtln'iooiia Lltlk' Rock . NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. St. LO..IS 11 1 ,«50 New York 12 > .6CO Boston , 11 10 .521 Philadelphia 12 11 ,«2 Pittsburgh 12 11 .322 Brooklyn 11 II .500 Chtc.iRo « 13 .381 Cmcinuiiti » 11 .S« Russian Teamed With Jack Hader On Mat Program Kal» Piuha. the Persian bad bpy, will biing aVotift his bosom buddle, Billy Brooks, to team with him In the tag match feature of tonight's American Legion wrestling program ' at ttie Legion Arena. Brooks and Pasha will go u[> against Sliced Gob, a Russian-born newcomer, and Jack Kader in Hie main event. Brooks >nd Pasha established tlicmseh'es here as * Ing teair here three monlha ago and since have become one of Prornot- fi Mike Meroney'* biggest drawing cards. • , Gob, a 200-poimder from Soviet .552 j | a nd. Li rated by booking agents as a tough opponent, schooled In oi systems of grappling. He has op era'.ed in the United States for i number of yenis but this will be his flist appearance in ths sec ton. Two one-fall preliminary matches are slated lo precede tonight's main event with Brooks and Hader tangling in ilie llrst and Gob and Pasha swapping holds In the .second. The first hout will start at 8:15. Many Issues To Face State's Voters Nov. 5 .552 I .448 .373 .110 KOCK, Ark., May 17. record number of pro- submitted to the charged or one official Irip lo the iuirler plate. He drew four bases on balls 'and was safe on an error once. This was the Pickers' third win of the season against no defeats. lu previous games they have defeated the Holland. Mo, Independents and the Marked Tree Legion nine. n Ihe nightcap, limiting tlie usually violent Vols to six hits. AMERICAN LEACIJE W. Philadelphia 16 CteveUuvt 13 few York 13 Boston )1 Detroit 11 St. Loi'is « kVash'.ngion fi Chicago 4 Veteran Driver Dies in Speedway Trial Crack-Up ' INDIANAPOLIS, May 17. (UP) — .Ralph Hepburn, who had been piloting big race cars almost since i trie sport began was killed in a crackup yesterday while warming wp !(). the 1948 500-mile Indianap- >lix speedway race. Hepburn, one of the smallest Arivere in the business but as tough . as they csmr, had Stepped on the gax 'u he roared out of the northwest turn at 130 m.p.h. Hii Novi Special lurched into « ipin and banged Into an Inside retaining wall. Hepburn was crushed in' the cockpit.- Although the 35,; COO spectators didn't know it at tha time, he had become the »th fa: lallty since the track was built and . the first in this year's classic. - Dr. JE-. Rogers Smith, track doc• tor, said Hepburn died of a crush- td chsst and fractured skull. The , ISO.OOO car, owned by Lou Welch i at Novi, Mich., WM damaged so ' badly. Welch laid he would not enter'It In the race. , Joie Chitwood of Reading, Pa. witCthe only driver to quality yes- t«r r d«r. Ho shoved his Nyqnist Special around the 10-mile qualifying route at ,*n average of 124.618 m.p.n to -become the 10th pilot to win poet in the May 31 marathon. Dyersburg Team Defeats Tigers Of Armorcl, 6-3 ARMOREL, Ark. May 17—Scpr- ing iiut runs on four hits, the Dyersburg Fanlhers downed the Armorel Tigers 6 to 3 on the Dyersburg diamond yesUrday afternoon. ' The Tigers started the fireworks . ki the second inning a'nd were lead* ing )-U gcuig into the third frame ' but Dyersburg took advantage of two hits and two errors in that inning to tic the score. The Panthers * scored their final three tallies in * the ilslh on two hits, ^'o »alX> i and a forced out. ' Pi ante, Kills opened on the mound ' for-the. Tigers and pitched gootl ball : until the sixth when a streak o! wildne. e J« got him into trouble. ) Friu West relieved Ellis on the -. mound and held the Panthers score' less the rest of the way. J Burl Wilson led the,Tigers' hit- ling attack with two' safeties iti four trip*. Wright and Reed wield' «d the big bats for the Panthers. The Tigerf outliit ths Panthers 1 ! to 4. L. Pet. 6 .727 .684 .619 .500 .410 .421 .40) LITTLE (U.P.I—A posals will be Arkansas voter next November if present plmis are carried out, S«v- relary of State C. G.' Hall said today. Various groups, he snld, are circulating petitions to place at least seven initiated proposals on the general election ballot. The 1947 legislature referred two proposed amendments to the voters, and several other changes are being .considered. Among the proposals are: 1. A home rule amendment to the Constitution, supported by the Arkansas Municipal League. 2. Consolidation of school districts an amendment sponsored by the Arkansas Education Association. 3. Reorganization of the Education Department and providing for levy for oounty ro»d purpoe** to ten mllU on the dollar, iponsored by the County Judge* Association 7, Reorganization of »tate and coupty election boards, sponsored by ,.'th* Republican StsU committee. The 1947 General Assembly agreed to give the clllxens * chance to vote on allowing lh« legislature to oa school t*»*. • Other propw»l« under consideration would lower the legal i«e limit for voter* to 1« ye»r« »nd restrict collection of sd valorem taxes to local taxing units. Hall said all petitions must be In his office by July 2. Petitions for constitutional amendment* must beir the signatures of 15,21« quali- up a registration system for voters, tied voters, »nd those for Initiated and on removing the 18-mill limit »cU 12,172 signatures, lliz/o contributed a homer for the Lookouts. Barons and Pel* Split The Barons could have moved ahead of the Voli had they won both saints o! their double bill yesterday, but the best they .could do with tne New Orleans Pels was a split. Tne Pels wpn the opener behind the six-lilt hurling of Jim Alklns, as the Barons' young Irv Mecihn- ger lost another seven-hit heartbreaker, 2 to 1. But the slagtown boys came back in the finite with -a 8-1 win. Jim Hedgecock was the winning mounds- lan, rucking up a six-lilt perftirni- nce. , ThcrChattanooga double win over Nashville, incidentally, lifted the Lookouts cut of the Southern cel- Litllf! Rock bowed twice to Memphis to sink into th« tight- place slot. , The Chicks won the first gamo, to 1. a* Bob sshultz hurled three- hit ba'n. In the second game, Hugh Mulcahy came In to lelieve John Eisenmann in the third and went on to get Ihe victory by an 8 to 4 count. Joe Slephenson homered for the Chicks in the third with one on. Mobile ana Cracker. All Even At Mobile, the defending champion Bears halved a twin bill with AtlnnU. -Norman Brown gave the Bears folu hU« in the o|iener anil the Crackers won, 5 to 2. Roy Whitaker, who opened for Mobile, was the losing pitcher. In the second game. Ken De;il carhe up with H pitching gem for the Crackers but lost a 3 to 2 de cision despite his three-hit per- tormance. Russ Opplinger gave the Crackers live hits and got credit for : .he win. All teams Wind up series at the same stands tonight. Atlanta Is at Mobile,' Nashville at Chattanooga, Birmingham at New Orleans and Memphii at Little Bock. Yesterday'* Results MISSCO I.KAO1IK OsceoU 7, Number Nliu 2. Lutes 11, Victoiln 7. Dogwood 7. Blyllicvl!|e e. LEAGUE Memphis 4-8. Little Kpck 1-4. New Orleans 2-1, Birmingham 1-8. Chattanooga 9-9, Nashville 4-3. Atlanta 6-2, Mobile 2-3. ^ NATIONAL I.KAGUE St. Louts 6, Pittsburgh < (10 Innings) Cincinnati .IS, Chicago 11 (10 innings). Boston at Brooklyn, rain. New York at Philadelphia, rain. Yarbro Softball Team Is Winner Over Sudbury Yarbro continued its streak in "Y" Grammar school league Softball Saturday hy trim, mhig Sudbury 12 lo 8 on one big imiiiig at Hie Division Street. Playground. • Scoring three runs in the first Inning and eight In the fourth, Yarbro held, oft a Sudbury rally in the lifth which netted five markers on four walks and two errors. Sudbury got only four hits off the delivery of Ingram and Wheeler Gracey and Yarbro In turn was able to hit safely tmice but wildness kept both pitchers in trouble most of the game. In Die opening game, Lange won Its first game of the league season by trimming Central I» to 12 hj a wild game. the popular election of Ihe commissioner of education, sponsored by gubernatorial candidate James (Uncle Mac) MacKrell. 4. changes in local option election! law limiting elections to the regular biennial election dal,e. 3. A statute earmarking automo- wlnning!° lle registration and high fuel taxes ' lo be used for highway purposes only, sponsored by the Arkansas oil Dealen Association. 6. A constitutional amendment increasing the maximum county tax to Inspect the trouble, and was hit by the Robertson car as lie was standing beside the stalled vehicle. Announcing th* Opening of the BASE THEATER Wednesday, May 19 Admission: lOc and 30c Come out and see our first picture "QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS" With Patricia Morrison, Robert Lowery Warner Newsreel and First Chapter of "Jack Armstrong" Serial • DAILY SHOW 7:00 P.M. MATINEE SATURDAY & SUNDAY (first AMERICAN LEAGUE St. lx>nif 3. Detroit 2. Chicago 6-2, Cleveland 4-8 game 10 innings). Boston 14, Washington I (second aine. rain>. Philadelphia at New York, rain. Today's Games SOUTHERN I.EAUUK Night Games Memphis at Little Rock. Atlanta at Mobile. Birmingham at New Orleani. Nashville at Chattanooga. NATIONAL I.EAGUK .New York at. Philarielphi, night. New York at. Philadelphia, night. Only games scheduled. Golfers Begin Using Course tot Caruthersyiile CARUTHERSVIIaLE, Mo., May ! 11—The new Caruthersvllle Golf Course was "tried out" for the fir.;t time over week-end .when Club President Ralph Baker led a group ol mcmbcis over nine-frole inspection trek. Fairways of the course have bee:i mowed, greens built and tee boxes constructed and George Kirk of Sikeston, who ta supervising construction, lecommended a few inspection rounds "to help pack the fairwayi and. greens. It is expected that play on the course win get under way to a large scale next week. The course ta 3,300 yavds long with a par 36, one of the longesl in this section. It ;;> laid oul in nine holes, over 55 acres, and when all bunkers and traps are properly seasoned will begone of the toughest courses In Southeast Missouri. AMERICAN LEAGUE No g:une.~ scheduled., ASC Defeats Texas Tech To Win AtC. Track Title LITTLE ROCK. May 17. (UP)— The Arkansas State Indians won a hard-foughl victory over Texas Tech here Saturday night for the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference track crown. The Jonesboro team racked up 60 points to 5« for Tech. OuacMU made 16 points. State Teachers 15, Magnolia A. At M. nine, Little Rock Junior College eight. Women's Softball Games Scheduled for Tonight Piny In the Blytheville -Y's women's Softball league will be resinned! tonight with two games scheduled to be played on the Walker Park diamond. The Ftlzpntrlck Jewelers will meet Ihe Peerless Cleaner outfit in tonight's first gaine at 8 o'clock with nice-Sllx playing Harts Bakery In the nightcap. The Jewelers are the only team in the league that has registered a win thus far. Hendrix five. Arkansas A. * M. lo»r and Henderson three. .lack Simpson of Tech scored 1014 points for Individual honors. Soybwns absorb moisture easily and small bin leaks may cause •polled grain, tbt University! of Illinois Agriculture College w>ji. Read Courier News Want Adi. Rrrz THEATRE Manila, Ark. Relatives of Auto Crash Victim Receive $3,500 CARUTHERSVILI.E, Mo., May 17.—Damages in the amount of $3,500 were awarded in a settlement outside of court, to the family of Robert Spalding, local yoiftt who lost his life in an RiHoiuo accident In December. 1945. The suit was brought against Edwin Robertson, and others, nnd had been tried in Common Pleas Court In Cape Girard^au In April 1946, and damages of 1500 awarded. Appealed to the State Supreme Court, the case was remanded for re-trial. However, settlement was made before the new trial was held. In addition to the *3.500. the settlement also Included all coiir costs. Settlement wtui by the Insurance company which had the policy on the Robertson car. Young Spalding was killed nea this city on Christmas Eve, 1945 when the car in which he .was riding developed trouble- He got out.l A Gin so smooth voull j enjoy it straight? mrron Original meant . ami Sc' Bcrauae an An JDttietninfi br.llt'r . , . and Scagratn'* Ancient Boltl« Gin )• an American Original-ihe OA'B gin lhat sUrti ollien leaie off. Il's naturally 4;oLIIKiX , Il's naturally .SMOOTHER It's naturally RKTTKR Jiisl »tk nnvone itino'i Instfd 111 DIST1I.I.KI1 FROM- AMERICAN GRAIN. 90 PROOF COKF,, KEV YORK BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANWYHERE^ Reserved Seals on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday MONDAY, MAY 17 ADULTS 15c — CHILDREN 15. BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA (Tax Included) TAG MATCH— " SPEED GOB and JACK HADER versus KALA PASHA and BILLY BROOKS ALSO i 1 -FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES BLVTHEVILLE* ONLY ^^]^^ITC^1£ATR^ -Show Starts Weekdays 1:M p.m. Saturday 1:04 p.m.] Sunday 2 p.n Speed Gob Vs. Kala Pasha DIAGNOSIS BETTER SERVICE Th« Sailor Takes a Wife' with Robert Walker and : JlHie AHyson Alee Newi and Cirtoon Jack Hader Vs. Billy Brooks FOR VAN JONMSON FWEEMCItSOM ^ ^ I. Cor repair ii ip**dl«r and !•» coiHy h«r« Ixcaui* w» put Mt« •n your »p«cial probltmt fatter. Every itrvietman In Ihli organization it a mcmbw of tti« Mailer Technicians Service Conference, and knowi how to make fait, sure diagnoiit of mechanical problemi. Our mechanic! are trained to find and fix difflculliei quickly—there*! no fuelling and fooling around to And »uf what'* wrong. You tan't beat the technical automotive lervice knowledge bulk up by our new poll-graduate training. You can't find servicemen who know your Dodge or Plymouth belter. Working by factory-approved method*, uiiny factory-engineered parti, we keep yowr car in perfect condition. Come in today for our thorough check-up. GKEAT CARS AND TRUCKS . .. GOOD SERVICI BY MASTER TECHNICIANS KEEPS THEM GREAT P. T. HANEY ELMER STONE Tonight "I wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" (In Technicolor) June Haver, Mark Stevens, Martha Stewart Warner News Also Shorts 'BEDSIDE MANNER" John Carroll Rulh Hussey Serial: "Te* Granger* Also Shorli SERVICE MGR. SHOP FOREMAN Few Theatre Manila's Finest 9 ' Shews EVERY NIGHT Box Opens Week D«js 1:W '•.»• Matinee Saturday ft Simlay SaL-Sln. 1 e.n. Cent. Sfeewtaf Blytheville Motor Company DODGE — PLYMOUTH — DODGE "JOB-RATED" TRUCKS 217 South Second Street ~ Phono 4422 Tonight Sunday and Monday "TO THI VICTOR" Dennis Morgan with Sdetled ShurU Tuesday "MAIN STREET KID" with Al Pleree Short Subject*

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