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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 22, 1948
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Dwocher Reported on Way Out As Bums Lose Sixth Straight; WMto Sox Bump Yankees 3-0 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Battery Stays Together •r Ctrl Vnttcd Tnm Sports WrHw «. (W.P.)— U BOM Branch Rickty of th« Brooklyn « "*>«a-hoy" manager, L«o Diiroclier to th« muM . b«Mb*ll m»n u Rickey, considered by many to be HM ikMwdwt mind to the bu»iness, realties that no major league learn •a opMtt rre« tar * «hort while with only six able-bodied itarting * -- - AM* tor a man»g«r like Duroch- : ~, i »» Gropple Veteran, Absent a Year*, to IkttMKh Avenue and In ...iron* oiose lo Bbbets Field 'C^A i tit betttag that Durocher will «**•«• not finuh the aeuon u maiwger ftod in many quarters the chant v> twill j »l**d tfctt "Burt Shottoni ain't forgotten." Wck«f, oev*r pewoually compatible wtfc hie g«j-.W«de pilot whom he inherited from Brooklyn's Larry MacPhall regime, reluctantly accepted Durocher u a smart baseball man, on« who stood high in Buck Lawson, the grey-haired veteran of the grappling game, returns to (he rlnir here Monday night after a year's absence to perform with Bill Sleddum In the tag malch feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling program. Ijuvson and Steddum will leain up against Jack Moody and Jack i Welch In the main event. Tills *• hetrta of Dodger iandom for:,,,,,, „. . ... , ., ., U. pedant wbHfe, direction °' ' ane here "n Tie thn.'' 1 KK1. But now there Is a question , ' . , , ., * " lhljl ,s to whether the Dodger fans rlr ,«H n, , want Llppy Leo any more. i? cl ' or . f, vcr "' i' e!>rs » lld "«s •n. v.1 , , • . ' stal)li s»cH himself as a favorite The bUme, of course, for a losing , with WfeslHng fans. He lj one of club a upon the wanaser. Ann \ d,« oldest wrestlers in the busl- though not even the smartest pilot ness on e.rth could be exixrted lo win | Two olle . fnl , pr( ,, imi , ln , mat . without pilcWng talent he fans.ches are scheduled to procecte the wont think of that, All they, are 1 main event. Ltwson and Moody interested in is games won and - ' lost and Efcirocher is the man tJi^y personally hold accountable. Right now tlie Dodgers have .is front line hurlers, Ralph Branca, R«z Barney, Preacher Roe, Clyrte King. Joe Hatteu, Ervln Palica, Hugh Casey and Harry Taylor. O»se.v It strictly a relief man 'anil has been miserable in his appeat- • nce« to date. Of the others only itoe and Branca have pitched complete wiruiing games In the last two weeks. And Taylor still is convalescing from * an appendicitis operation —he probably wont be available for artolher week, or more. LOM to Piraln 14 Rickey can Justify firing Duroch- •r any time now because he can say that he gave the Dodger pilot another chance after his on year suspension. by commissioner A. B. <Sh*ndler for conduct detrimental to bwebftll. But did he? Take yesterday's 8 to 4 blasting by the Pirates, which Incidentally w;is Brooklyn's . sixth straight defeat nt home and its eighth there in 10 jamesHhis season, though they are aupposed to be well-nigh unbeatable at Ebbtts Field. Ex-Dodgers beat Durocher'r. will pair off In the first with Welch and stcddum battling In Die second, and fust mutch will start at 8:15 Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Nashville . Birmingham Mobile . ... Memphis . ALlaivtii . New Orleans 23 . 24 19 . 19 18 14 Chattanooga 13 Little Rock Pet .876 .667 .545 .MS .462 .400 .361 .324 Graduation front Mississippi will, not break up the famous fool- ball b;itlery formed^by Churlcy Coticrly, left, and Barney Poole. They will perform u-ilh the New York Gi.inls next autumn. Both They will perform with the New York Gi.inls next autumn. Both Nashville still skimmed along li established national collegiate records in 11)47, Concrly completing (the league lead ahead of Birminit 133 Basses during Ihe r^L' r;m>i>:til<n. 12 mnrc in hplninr/ in )n.,i t™*~,. .... _ _- L .... Barons Triumph Over Lookouts N«w Birmingham Player Hire Longest Homtr at Rickwood (United Preu gp«rli Writer) , ATLANTA, Ga., May 22.— (1101— Heroes blossomed in the Southern Association today. Take Walt Dropo who Just Joine<1 Birmingham. The huge flrst- sacker. down from the Boston Red Sox, last night belted what Barren Boss G. B. Uebelex believed was the longest home run ever poled, out of Rickwood Park. The awesome clout traveled up niitl out over deep center field where It cleared a 40-foot-htgh clock and thudded down 476 feet from the plate. It was Dropo's second four-ply blow In two night's. Dropo and Milt Rutner and Ed Lyons scored all three of Birmingham's runs. All three homered with the bags empty to give the. Barons a 3-1 conquest to Mobile. It was that simple as Dick Palm pitched a seven-hitter to keep the Barons virtually tied with Nashville for the Icngue lead. Now take Hero Frank Hoerst tlie new Memphis pitcher. The Chattanooga Lookouts got him for nine hits last night while his mates tapped only seven off Vernon Curtis. So hurler Hoerst worked things from the other end. He stepped to the plate In the second, gorget he was a pitcher, and poked a lour-bagger with two abroad to lead the Chicks in their 7-3 triumph over Chattanooga. Nashville still skimmed along in SATURDAY, MAY «, 1948 State Amateur Golf Champion Will Play Here Blytheville Country club golfers will be host to a team of Jonesboro llnksmen In an Inter-club match to be played on the Country Club Course here tomorrow afternoon. Match It scheduled to get underway at 1 o'clock with pairings to be mart« as the golfers arrive tomorrow morning. This will be the Blytheville golfers' first lntei-c/ab match on their Home course this year. The Jonuboro team defeated Blythevlll* 18 to 11 In a match played on the Jonesboro course two weeks ago. Johnny Buzlck, state amateur champion. Is a member of the ojnesboro squad. PGA Tournament Entries Begin Gruelling Rounds; Winner to Collect $3,500 ST. LOUIS, May 22 —(UP)—A "sweet 16" of the nation's best golf professionals, Including three former PGA, titleholders, began the endurance test of 36-hole matches today. Each hoping to garner the »3500 top prize of golf's annual Intra-mural fight. All but two of tli« 18 survivors of a 135-man field which began scrapping for the 30th annual POA JJ.11% at Norwodo Hills Wednesday were under par for yesterday's two 18-hcle rounds. While It was not ;he par-busting performance of the ncet, as IS men smashed par over 36 holes of qualifying, It was an unusual occurrence in match play. 133 passes during Ihc regular campaign, 12 more in helping to defeat Texas Christian in the Delta Bowl. Poolc snared 52 passes (luring the regular season, another in the Bow! yadie. Concrly threw for 2(1 touchdowns, eight to Poolc. Outfielder Concrly baited .463 in 20 basebnll games this spring. Poolc played first base. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. St. Louis 16 York Pittsburgh Boston Philadelphia . ., Chicago Brooklyn Cincinimt! , ... 15 14 14 11 11 10 L. Pet. 8 .667 .560 .556 .538 .519 .410 .407 .343 Cleveland patch-work crew. Dixie Walker, who New York was honored by fans lor his long i Detroit . ' '.and faithiul service by being pre- Boston seated with a new car, drove In st, Louis two runs, got a hit and a sacrifice. Washington Trite Ostermueller, sold by Rickey Chicago •to the minor* only a few weeks before h« would have been a 10-year man i« the majors, was the winning pitcher, though Hal GregK, ilill another former EiooUynite pitched three scoreless relief hill ings. Barney Loser For the Dodgers, Barney, starling his second game in three dnys and his third in six games, v,'as belted out in three Innings. Jlis •viccessors. Roe, King, and Hatteii all were arm weary because all Jim! »een action in the past two days. Cub rookies Clarence M;iridern and Hank Bchenz paced a 13-hit. i! to 3 victory over the Giants at Ne;v York Maddern getting his first two big'league homers, to drive In four runs and Sclieiu getting lour hits one a. double. The White Sox turned on their iormentors, the New York Yankees, and came up with a three-hit, 3 left triumph, engineered by ex-Yankee Bill Wighl. Wight, giving Chicago it* first victory at home after eight losses, also drove in what proved to be tlie winning run. The Athletics, with Hank Mn- Jeski's three hiU leading the way, topped the Tizcrs, 9 to 6. at Detroit. Ted Williams hit his eighth homer and three singles as the Reft Sox got 18 hiw in an 11 to 5 triump.i at Cleveland, The victory by Joe Dobson. his third, ended a thrce- gmne Boston losing streak. Bravci Slop Cards The Braves, behind the seven-hit piiching ol Warren Spahn who earned his third triumph, snapped the St. Louis Card's six-game winning streak, 3 to 1, in a night game - at Boston. j The Browns scored four runs in i the third inning off Ray Scarborough to win a nisht, game in St. Ijouis Irom the Washington Senators, 4 to 3. The Reds-Pltillies night game at Philadelphia was rained out. AM KRI CAN LEAGUE W. .".. 16 n 15 L. Pet.. 1 .696 .tii-1 .GOO .Vi'.l .402 .478 .208 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham Li, Mniilo 1 Memphis 7, Chntlniioosa 3 Nnsavllle 7, Little Hock 3 (10 Innings) New OrlcMujs 10. Atlanta 9 NATIONAL l.t.,VGUK Chicago 8. New York 3. Pittsburgh 8, Brooklyn * Boston 3. St. Louis 1. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 3, New York 0. Philadelphia 9. Detroit S. ' Boslon 11, Clovelnncl 5. St. Louis <. Wasbuiglon 3. Women Golfers Outpoint British Stars in Birkdale BIRKDALE, Eng., itay 22. (UP)— America's women golfers successfully defended the Curtis Cup today by winning four and tying one . of the six singles matches to de' leat the British team, 6 1:2 points to 2 112. Tjie U.S. victories were scored by Mrs. Estelle Lawson Pnge of Greensboro, N. C. Grace Lenczyk of Ne» T - ington, Conn., Polly Riley of Fort Worth, Tox.. anrf Dorothy Kiclty of Long Beach, Cnlif. Louise Siit'ss of Atlanta Imlvcd her innlch with Philomonn Gnrvey 22-year-old Irish champion, while America's lone setback was suffered by Dorothy Klrby of Al!nnt:i, who lost to Jean Donald of Scotland. 2 up. t Mis, Page defeated Mrs. Helen Holm, 41-year-old British Curtis cup vetenin, 3 and 2; Miss Lcnc?.y't: trimmed Jacqueline Gordon of England, 5 and 3, Miss Rilcy beat Maureen Ruttle of England, 3 snd 3, nnd Miss Kinlty downed Mrs. Znra Doltoti o! Northern Ireland, a and Today's Games SOUTIIKRN LEAGUE Nashville al Memphis, iit^ht Chattrvnoosn at Litlle Rock. New Oilcans at Mobile. Only games. NATIONAL Chicago nt I-SCK York. Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. Cincinnati nt Philadelphia. St. Louis at Boston. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Chicngo. Bus, on lit Cle\\ ,;'.au. Philadelphia at Dctroll. Washington nl Kt. Louis. 9IISSCO LEAGUE (Sunday) Dogwood al Lulr.s Victoria st Number Nine lOmy Games) Blytheville Airmen Plan Surprise Breakfast Flight Members of (he Blytltcville Private Fliers Association will make a "surmise" breakfast flight tomorrow, taking off from ihe Municipal Airpon about 8:30. Pilots participating in the flight will m-t know their destination until they are ready to take off, when them earlier. \V. H. Ynrbroiigli. BPFA secretary said today thai, scats will oe fivailable for members not flying their own planes. 12 Auto Racers Set For Qualifying Runs For Indianapolis Classic INDIANAPOLIS, May 22. (UP) — Twelve or more racei.s were .set to- iluy to ntuku the 10-mile qualification run lor tlie 500-mile Sfctn- orial Day unto classic May 31. Several big-time drivers, including Duke Nalom, diet Miller, George Connor, and Russ Stioiv- berger hoped to join the perennial favorite.? who already have qualified for-the big race. Rax Mays. Ted Horn, and Mauri Rose qualified at the first time (rials Inst Saturday. Caruthersville Golfers Plan for Formal Opening Cft.lUTHEnSVILLE, 22—U wns announced yesterday by President Ralph Baker of the Caruthersville Golf Association that formal opening of the nine- i hole course would probably he held j sometime, in early June, "president! Baker made the announcement \ following a meeting of the Board j of directors earlier in the week. 1 where various committees reported ' their phase of getting the new course ready for playing was pro- President Baker stated that quite a number of local players have already tried out the course, getting i the "lay" of the fairways, roughs,' and luiEiircls. Several of the greens are ready, except for the cups, which have been ordered but not yet received, and It Is expected that these will arrive early next week. ' The .course, 3.3CO yards with par 3G. Is one of the longest in this sec- ' tiott, and according lo those who and construc- ham today by a scant nine percentage points. As might be ex- Vois. they have two heroes. George Byam sprained his right ankle at Mobile last April loth. All season he has hobbled around, disabled, and watched Earl York rule Nashville's Ilrst base--hls spot. The ankle was knit last night and Byam strolled to the plate in the 10th inning against Little Rock. With two men on he smashed a home /un. When the dust on the tasepnths settled, the Scoreboard final read 7-3—Nashville. And that meant Leo Twardy, the old man of 33 with the youthful right arm, had won his sixth victory for the Vols with only one loss. That makes Twardy's record read belter than that of any olher hurler in the league. A consolation prize for trying should go to Manager Ki Kl Cuy- Icr whose Atlanta Crackers gave way to New Orleans 1O-9. Cuyler left Shelby Kinney on the mound until the four-run Pelican sixth when Fred Vaughn lagged him for a homer, with two on. Larry Rosenthal had already leaned on a Kenney pitch for a round-tripper in the fourth. So in Caruthersville Senior Class Given Diplomas CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. May 22 —Sixty-three seniors received diplomas here Thursday night as Commencement Week came to a close, marking the end of the I9i7- 48 school year. President Bob Mehrle of the Board of Education presented the diplomas, with Supt. R. M. Pierce presenting the honor Students of the class. Various awards were also presented by representatives of civic and service clubs, and recipients of these awards were not announced until the graduation program. The address of welcome was by James Hamby, class president. The local school, dispensed with naming a valedictorian . and salutatorian several years ago, naming Instead the students who had averaged a certain high ranking during their lour years of high school work. Honor students were: Jack Allen, Carolyn Christian, Lee Darroh. Bob Joplln, Joe Muir, Ernestine Medlin, Jo Frances Neeley, 'Prances Parnell. Peggy Robertson, Jacqueline Roland, James G. Taylor and Jimmy Tillman. A special feature of the program was singing by the class of a song written by Chas. E. Wat son, local insurance man of the class ol 1907, and dedicated to the class of 1948. The processional and recessional was played by Miss " Marjorle Ashcraft, high school music director, and during the program members of her glasses this year gave two musical selections. Students winning special awards, and the person presenting it, follows: Art—Bob Allen, presented by Mrs. Enoch A. Toleson for 'the SeMo Club. Athletics—J Council Sympathetic CHICAGO, May 22 —(UP)—The :hlcago White Sox. mired In the American League' cellar, had new sympathizers today — the city council. The South Side's 19 alderman signed a resolution expressing sympathy and offering encouragement to the club., mission today Introduced a new boxing law forcing all fighters to take a compulsory count of eight when knocked to the canvas. The commission also ruled that in future bouts the referee's decision will be Himounced only when the two judges disagree. BLVTHEVILLeS ONLY ALL WHITt THEATRE Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.: Sunday 2 p.m Saturday "Billy thei Kid in Texas" with with Bob Steele and Al (Fuziv) St. John Serial: "Mystery River Boat" Also Cartoon Saturday Owl Show At 11 P.M. "BEYOND BENGAL" with Harry Schencks Serial: "Black Widow- Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday DOUBLE rCATCTBR ..- *..t*jj,.. ,,. nit IUUL tn. .-MJ , <indci iw)—Kiini^s Hamby, present-I "THP HA^ZVFY f^fOf C" rapid succession Cuyler trotted | ed by Morton Scott, Kiwanis Club! •!,,,, „ . WIKW ) Kntz ana. Carl Lmdqtiist anci I Girls Citizenship-Miss Prances' Hodiak, Judy Garland " I Bob Kntz and. Carl Llndqtilst anci j Girls Citizenship—Miss Prances M »y Bill Kennedy to the hill. I Parnell. presented by Mrs. Parker 1 But New Orleans meant to win, Morgan for The American Legion [ »ft?r swallowing three straight Auxiliary. | from Atlanta in the series.) Boys Citizenship—Jack Allen, he ninth did It. 1 presented by Chas. G. Ross, Ro- U'as credited with i tary Cljib. Orleans. He re- I Commerce—Delorcs . Hicks, presented by Miss Jewel Williams, B. and P. W. Club. Music Awards—Jack Allen, Miss Jacqueline Roland. Miss Ann Wilks, and Lee Dorroh, presented by Mrs. E. G. Roland, Music Study Club. Scholarship—Miss Frances Parnell. presented by Mrs. Clara Bii;- ha'm, Caruthervllle Women's Club. •* J ? "L, re- i Humphries after the 'red Chapman homered. - Chattanooga will swing lo Little Rock /or tonight's game while Birmingham aud Atlanta take a brear- thcr. Nashville will play In Mem- , phis and New Orleans gees to Mo- ' bile. Trumonn Offers Reel Test for BIytheviUe Team New Ru/e for Boxers PHILADELPHIA. May 22.—(UP) —Tlie Pennsylvania Athletic GOIII- Dial Openint 7; SUrli T:M Tonight "DRIFTING R1VIR" with Eddie Dfan Serial: "The Royal Mounted Rides Again." Also Shorts Saturday Midnite Show Slarls !«:« F.M. "THE CHASE" wilh Robert Cummingc, Michele Morgan Also Shorts • Sunday and Monday "Monsieur Beaucoire" Bob Hope Joan C'auliicld Patrick Kmiwles Warner News; Also Shorts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight "LUCKY TEXAN" with i John Wayne .d Ciirloon i 7th Chapter \ "Adventures of Rex and Rinty" S.4TUHIMY KITE OWL SHOW "Follow That Woman" with William Garrisan and Nancy Kellty Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday Also News & The Blyllieville Cotton Pickers, ..-.,.„*. , ..*.,„.,„ nllvl ^..JVIUL.- seeking their fourth straight vie- lion, will offer one of the sportiest I lory, wi n invade, lomorrdw larri from the New York Giants' farm. Erautt hoped to anive in lime for c-.uiKinjs .-.•ucs (n.,M'.er wiili Chattanooga. Lillmxl WHS expected in soon from SAU Travelers Add Infielder And Catcher to Roster LITTLE ROCK. Ark., May 21.— (UP)—A catcher and an liillclder were added to the roster of the Little Rock Travelers today. 1 Business manager Ray Winder r announced the acquisition of catcher Joe Erautt from tlie Detroit Tigers and shortstop Bill Lit- TRY THE | LAUNDRYEHE | I f*r a whiter, brighter w»sh »s« I • ««T Thor A«t«m»tic W»»htr. WiU» ffiu 4rjtr. I +Mit,,. Open T A.M. pickup and i . to « P.M. l New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows KVKRV NIGHT Box Oprns Week Days 7:0« p.r, M:i(iiirr Saturday * Snndij Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. 'f, ani _ Shewint Tonigltt "Oklahoma Badlands' with Allan "Rocky" i.ane _ al "* Selccttii Sliorts SATURDAY OH'I, SHOW "THINGS TO COME' wilh Raymond M«\ 5e .T Als« Short SubjwU North Carolina Woman Defeats English Goiter ill this section when completed. I Cnruthersviffe Team . To Play in Btoomfield CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. May 22 —The Junior American Legion base- aftcinoon for a 5amc with the strong Trumann Aniorkan Legion junior nine. This w.lJ be the first real tcdt for the Cotton Pickers this season Tlie Trumann nine is reportedly the stronges; outfit in the Legion'' Pifih Disirict and one of the toi coiHtMidcrs lor the district Lcgio; crown. I ball tc:im (joes to Bloomfieki tomorrow for tiiu third game of the sen- -- - SllggJi UL rtk.- I laula and Phtlomena Oarvcv of ma <~" a galaxy of pitchers, who Ireland halved their 18-holc match wcrc ra "ipr wilr). Cnnithcrsville in the'opening iwo singles contests' Uvirlcl ' s "'nlkliig eight men. and Ihc nicnt. Curtis Cup Golf Tourna- Kirtland's wnrblcr nesU only in Michigan, and in just threes counties of that state. Poplnr Bluff mounrismcN giving up 16 free bases. The rust liomr game for Cariith- erxville will be here at Legion Par It Sunday, May 30. ngnlnst KenncU. fiend Courier News Wnnt Ads feated Jonesboro and Marked but bj- one-run margi]i.s Coach Jnmc.5 Fisher probably will oat; on Kenny Merrill, the Picker's ace right-hander, to handle th3 mound chores. Men-lit' is credited 'with winning the Pickers three victories already this season, Read Courier News Want Ads. 3M4 FrMay antil > P.M. \ JACK OZMENT 124 St. Sunday and "Coll Nortrisid* 777' with J»m« stew«r» Richard Conte Seeled Short Sub*,,, BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA l.OWKST ADMISSION I'RICK ANWYHKRK! Reserved Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Kvery Monday, Monday, May 24 ADULTS l.ic — CHILDREN I5c BOX SKATS 15c KXTRA (T»T Included} TAG MATCH- BUCK LAWSON and BILL STEDDUM versus JACK MOODY ond JACK WELCH ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30-M1NUTE MATCHES Buck Lawson v». Jack Moody I Bill Steddum Jack Welch IOM IU1IT . HJBYIK Hum . i:r-£r,o!QV by 3a-r, Frusrj on* Cforj* 5 3 » '"t"" SW EISCHOT • ""'"^ KillS I. M -- Is tK< old bus burning oil—eating gas? We'll rejuvenate it for you by installing new rings and bearings . . . grinding and ve-facing valves and cleaning and adjust- ing all moving parts. You'll drive away in a-high spirit- ed vehicle. Pay as you ride . . . easy monthly payments. i Special fall terms for farmers. Easy GMAC Budget Plan SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. Ph«n« 378-579 H'arncr iNVjivs unit Comedy KIUMA ON THE STAGE niatins'e ISc and 35c ' 15c and 40c BASE Theatre Daily Show 7 p. m. Admission 10c-30c Matinee Saturday and Sunday Box Office Open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. TOIMV (IHH;HI,E Fh.vruu "PRIDE OF THE WEST" with HopMong Crtssidy Gabby H;»ys B«jt 0«ic» Optn 1 p.m. io »:Sfl p.m. Tftrtttttf Titter ct CROSS Daring Eipett of Ittt K K, K MM i, KMIN anno Technicolor Cartoon Jfc

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