The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 28, 1948 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 28, 1948
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EIGHT Stan Musial Leads Cardinals To 9-6 Victory Over Giants; A's Regain Lead in American By C»ri llnlt*« fittt Sp*rta Writer NEW YORK, May M. «(J.P.> —Whenever the truly great all-round present-day players are discussed, the field Is virtually always reduced to Jo* DIMagglo and Ted Williams, but isn't It about time loday to put , Stan Uusial In there, too? The Duke of Donora, Pa., called 'Stan the Man" »nd "Tlie oravy rrain" by his Cardinal team males, who 'Itnow how much h« meann to their pennant chances, looks as It he i« heading for the league's most valuable player award for Ihe third time In hit career. At the moment he is the league's f . undisputed leader in runs bailed in .with 33 in; runs scored. 34; in hits with SI; In doubles with nine; triples with six; and he is tied for lead in home rum with 10. His 405 batting average is second highest in •he majors, behind Frankie Qusiinc «f Pittsburgh. But those are just the fungible assets. Beyond that is his tremendous team spirit, his rallying ability which keeps the Cardinals on the move a.i does DiMaggio's spirit witn the Yankees. Not as rangy a s DiMaggio in the Held, he rates as A I "great outfielder became of that ex- I tra effort. i SI'rs Against Ciiancs His defensive play in yc.sU'rduy's l stirring jinx-busting 9 to 6 win 'over ' tile Giants was as superlative as hia hitting. In the Giant eighth when A run would have put St. Louis behind, he took Bill Rigney's low i liner, an almost certain extra base j hit, getting the ball a split in-' stance before it hit the ground, —• — then tumbling over himself, but New Golf Club Plans coming up with it in his band. Be- r_,_,-| n -. • / fore that he hit his 10th homer and I rorrna ' UpC/ling for his fourth in three gamrs. mid I CarutherSYtllc Layout "rounded out his day at bat with two] CARUTHJSHSVIL.LE Mo Mnv walks and a single. i 28.—The Caruthersvllle golf"course The Cards, lopping the Giants swung Inlo actuality nils week for the first time this year, clinched ' with completion of the greens In-' . it wllh four runs in the ninth in ] stallallon of the cups ind Jfr'eens which Red Schoendienst's third hit, markers, and erection of markers a single, sent in two ot the tallies, for roughs and out-of-boumis The rally broke a 5-all. tie aiul ' An ofliclal "dedication day" Is evened the score against the Giants being planned In June, with Shn- »-ho won the previous game ol the . ron J. Pale, chairman of Ihe en- series with an eight-run eighlh J tertalnmcnl committee, In charge inning rally. j of arrangements for the program. The Dodger.* moved from last j Tlie course will slart actual op- place to sixth as Ralph Branca eration Sunday for local members. Saliba Bowlers Take Top Honor In City League Sallua's Cafe, Knights of Columbus and Mead's Clothing finished first .second and third in the standings of UK; Blytheville Bowling League which wound up its season at the Chitwood Lanes last night. The Saliba's five gamered 4S wins during the season against 17 kisses for a percentage ol .742 lo >p top money of $113. The Knighl.s of Columbus took second money of *6S with a 4JJ-1S record and Mead's Clothing finished third wllh 47 wins against 19 losses. The Clothers received $42 as third prize. Garry, of the Saliba team, carried off individual high scoring honors, bowlinj; a 222 in one game. pitched .sis-hit ball in tenting Ihe Cubs at Brooklyn, 4 to 2. Peewee Reese stole home for Brooklyn an'.l the other Dodger runs cume in 01: two scoring Hies mid n wild throw. A's Lead American H The Philadelphia A's went back - into first place in the American League by topping the Senators. 7 t(J 3, in a night game at Washinii- ton as right-hander Phil Marchildon pitched a live-hitter to gain his fifth victory. 1 The Philadelphia Phils also won a I Ralph Caballero scored the winning j pitcher Kirby Higbe uncorked it wild pitch. Rookie Curt Simmons gave up only three hit* to gain ills , with the Inauguration of registration and green fees. The course cuslodinti will be in charge of this phase of the course's operation, and will also be given a temporary fraucise for handling the concessions. The club will erect rest rooms anil deep-driven water pumps on Ihe, propably on the "back side" near the No. 5 green, or No. K tee-box, it was announced. East Arkansans Seek Race Track Dixi* Downs, Inc., Asks Star* Permit from Racing Commission LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 38 (UP)—state Racln/r Commission Secretary Otho A. Cook revealed today that East Arkansas interests were ready to collide with gubernatorial candidate James <Uncle Mac) Mackrell and try to establish < 12.000,090 horce racing track in Crlttenden County. Cook said the commission would meet at Little Rock June 23 to accept bids (or the Crittenden County franchise. Advertisements lo thU effect were placed today in Pulaskl and Crlttenden counties A tentative application for construction an elaborate track for regular and harness racing was submitted by Robert J.' Barlieaii Northwest Arkansas horse breeder The application was ;, ibmitted on behalf of an East Arkansas corporation to be known as Dixie Dowiu ,Inc. Mackrell's attorney. John R. Thompson of Little Rock, revealed that he would lake the suit, contesting the constitutionality at the stale racing law to the 'Supreme Court. Mackrell contends that state \ licensed racing constitutes a sanctioned lottery—prohibited by the constitution. The suit was dismissed by Pn- laski Chancellor Prank Dodge on the grounds that horse racing was a game of skill and not a lottery. The Dixie Downs track would be located on U. s. Highway lo West of West Memphis. j The corporation enclosed a $1 000 , bank draft as evidence of good faith and asked that the matter be given quick action. They pro! posed to hold a harness radii" meet Nov. 1-15. The application named Chester Davis of West Memphis as resident I agent and listed J. D. Hamilton of i Paragould as a member o( the i corporation. Baseball Standings BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NKW» Barons Hand Vols Ben Wade First Defeat ATLANTA, Oa., May 2g._(lrp)_ And then there was one. Undefeated starting pitcher, that 1,, in tlie Southern Association today. That's Jim Hedgecock of Blrmlng- hom who last night personally beat the league's only other unblemished liinier, Ben Wade of Nashville. The Barons beat the Vols, laying it on H-1, even alter allowing Nashville a two-run rally in the ninth. The Barons tackle Nashville again tonight for the third straight time wit)) Hie series seven up but with the Vols still leading them— and the league—by two games. . ... Mobile sat two full games behind I Fitzhugh for a single and two second-place Birmingham today I consectutlve doubles to pull the courtesy of Mllo Johnson who flung I game from the fire and retain i seven-hitler for Little Rock to ' their position along with the Hays Ark-Mo Shines In Final Innings Powerhouse Outfit Defeats Motormen In Softball Contest Ark-Mo Power's Reddy Kilowatt- er.i pulled a Rover Boy finish on the Blytheville Motor Company Motormen last night scoring two runs after two were out in the last if the final inning to win their City Softball League tilt by « s to 4 count. Coming to bat in the final frame , trailing by one run, the Klllowat- ters Jumped on relief hurler L. W FRIDAY, MAY 28,1948 beat the Bears, 2-1. Jim Atkins of New ! Nashville . Birmingham Mobile Memphis . j Atlanta . . . Chattanooga - Kew Orleans Little Rock. SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. 27 13 ...... 26 16 23 17 21 19 21 23 17 24 16 25 13 27 second win lor the Phils. The oilier clubs were not scheduled. Takes Lead Tourney Tex.. May 28.— —Cool Clayton Headier was out In front of the pack at tlie start of the .second round of the Colonial Invitational Golf Tourna- NATIONAL £t. Louis I New York Boston Pittsburgh . Philadelphia . ... „.. ,.„.,..„- Brooklyn menl today, although the fans were Chicago - - - Cincinnati still making Ben Hogan and Byron I Nelson the popular choices to win | out. * Yesterdays Sta^itcher Rulp,, chS't'tn''' N" '" Irk ;!'°™ r ' nm Branca, whose sis-hit, 4 to 2 victory ^±', from ' Jt' ./ '"* '"T over the Cubs in which he strnc'k £^, ™ '«, f £*•* «• - LEAGUE W. 1,. ....20 10 .... n 12 16 14 .... IS 15 17 IS 13 19 .... 12 18 13 20 Pet, .fi?5 .619 .615 .525 .417 .415 .390 .325 Pet. ,667 .580 .533 .516 .515 '.406 .400 .394 j Grocers at the top of the league Orleans [ standings. ,-j pitching duel which ngtd . _ _...„ _.„ »u...(|.,v, mi i it i otCwftrt GUrlCv nf the Ar-u- \xn washed oul ltleir mfeang j, st ! and Charles Cook and Ht«Cgh of 1. . . i tlle Motormen. Cook opened r nr Birmingham's Hedgecock now the Motormen but was relieved In leads the Southern in percentage the sixth Inning after he had load pltcliing ».,th four wins and no ed the bases with none out lasses. Leo Twardy of the Vols has ; FUzhugh took over retired the pocketed seven victories but lie had ' " reined the lost one. Mobile's Russ Oppllngcv has a 51 count. Ben Wade racked up four straight wins after the Chicago Cubs shipped him back lo Nashville. But six Birmingham runs in the first lour innings lasi, night smeared a tnr- nlsh on that record. • Atkins hurled a nifty four-hitler for New Orleans but three Pell errors mmje Ihe victory over Memphis uncomfortably close. The Birds di-i all tlieir damage to Chick starter Frank Hocrsl. Little Rock still wasn't hitting next three men in order allowing only one of the runners to cross home. But In the next inning tlie Kilowatters got to him for three quickies to push across the tying and winning runs after he had retired the first two men to face him. Gurley Both Hot and Cold Gurley, touted by many as one of the league's best hurlers, held Ihe Motormen h!tless for three innings and scoreless for four The Motormen got to him for a total of six hits, half of them Infield singles, which were good for Four Blytheville Golfers Compete In Arkansas Open TORT SMITH, Ark., May 28. (UP) —The Arkansas Open golf tourney was off to a hot start today with an amateur leading the pro-amateur open event, and qualifying rounds In the amateur championship division coming up. Gene Keeaey. Texarkana amateur, was out in front at the halfway mark in the 3« hole open cur- Iain-raiser, by virtue of a sizzling fotir-under-par 67 on the 6,420 yard par-71 Hardscrabble Country Club The pros were gunning for a MOO payoff. "^ Tied for second with 69's at the mid-point in this event were defending amateur champ Johnny Bu- ?,lck of Jonesboro. and pros Curtis Collier of Port Smith, Don Murphy of Texarkana and Gibb Sellers of Hot Springs. The Eaton boys of Blytheville were still In the running, but were long shots, at best. Wendell Eaton the pro, racked up a 74. while Lynn Eaton, the amateur, knocked out an unspectacular 19. Other Blytheville hopefuls shooting for the amateur state crown were Johnny Lent! and Roland Bishop. The amateurs, some 150 of them began qualifying fol . t)le varlou j flights today and were to zip around 38 holes Saturday and the final 36 Sunday. last night. But Johnson almost slim !• four runs tri the'Voiirtn" alicT'flfth out Mobile, , allowing Just one : ' ' Bear run to filter home, in the j final frame. The Pepples grouped enough of their five hits to score twice in the first mnin ! innings. The Kilowatters collected total of eight safeties olf the combined offerings of Cook and Fitz- liuhg. scoring one run each in the " I "• ---ovuiltll SiU.^,11 U| I,] (Xlier games tonight will pit I second, third and sixth limlu Memphis against the Pelicans aja:n in New Orleans and Little Rotk will piny at Mobile. AMKKICAN LEAGUF. out seven batters moved Brooklyn from last pi nee to sixth. Caruthersville Juniors To Play Kennett Team round. Eleven other players equal- led or bettered par and were right on Ins heels. | Hogan. the newly-crowned PGA champion Hershcy, Pa , was | one-ovcr-par with a 71 but was 1 CARUTHERSVILLE Mo Mav : ?"" wUlli "8 striking distance af- ! 28,-The American Legion "junto If BC . ling ™" e tad solf ollt of i Baseball Team will pf» v Kennett S 'nfn C 'n r T' "" scmi - reti " rt Junior" here Sunday afternoon at. „ , \°,\ lllc J • wns even bcltcr •Legion-Park, beginning at three ,_'*''" 70 ' I StS'ASs'alXS^SsI The i Clevplnnd Philnclelphia New York .. Detroit. St. Louis .. Boston . Washington Chicago . .. W L. P»c. 19 9 .679 22 10 .688 18 12 .600 n n .500 13 15 .464 13 18 .4!fl 13 19 .405 1 22 .241 It means lhat fine Glenmore whiiVTci are blended with choice)! gioin neutral spirit) but inileod of being botlW immcdialcly, "Thortipjon" i, pu | bock into boTieU l o mo y e i! moo,),,.^ , ai | ieri Yeslerday'i Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham 11. Nashville T Little Rack 2, Mobile 1. New Orleans 3. Memphis 2. Atlanta at Chattanooga, rain. NATIONAL I.LAGUE St. Louis 9, New York 6. Brooklyn 4. Chicago 2. Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 1. Only games. AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia 7, Washington .1. Only game. Bulldogs Ready For Sunday Ti.t With Blytheville Trie Lutes store Bulldogs will get their first big chimce of moving ahead of the Qsceoln Indians In the Mississippi County Baseball League Sunday afternoon when they tangle with the Blytheville Chicks at Walker Park. The Indians will be Idle this week, their game with the Victoria Red Sox having been postponed In favor of a night game next week The Indians and the Bulldogs are tied for She league lend. The. Bulldogs will be after their fifth win of the season against only one defeat and the Chicks will be seeking their second victory. The Chicks upset the Indians H to 8 in a night game here Wednesday night, handing the Indians their first defeat of the season. In the other game on the league's schedule Sunday afternoon Number Nine will invade Dogwood for a contest with the Havs Store nine Born gnme.s are slated to get underway at 2:30. and two In the seventh. The loss guve the Motormen season record ol two wins against two losses for a .500 percentage and Mosley gave up only eight hits four of them fluke* but his team' mates committed a total of nine raiscues, six of them in the sixth inning when the Razorbacks scored eight runs to forge ahead with the necessary margin. Mosley was relieved In the sixth by Bill Bolin • Carroll Glisson went all the way for the Ftazorbacks, giving up Jour hits in hanging up his first victory of the season. Alexander and Lay- som of the Razorbacks hit consecutive home rims in the second The Standings: Cotton Pickers to Tangle Sunday With Osceo/ans .The Blytheville Cotton Pickers, American Legion junior baseball team, will so after victory No. 5 Sunday afiemoon when they Invade Osceola for a tussle with the Oswola Junior Legionnaires. The Pickers, fresh Jrom a « to 1 victory over the strong Trumaim Legion nine last week, probably will call on their ace right-hander, Kenny Merrit, to fac« the Osceola nine. However Coach James Pisher will have J. c. Droke, another right-hander and southpaw, Don Bunch, ready to work by Sunday. The Osceoli nine has had a luck- leos season thus far this season, dropping their first four starts. They have been defeated by the Marked Tree Legion team, the Shawnee High School team of Joiner and two independent nines from Luxora and Etowah. British Amateur Golf Play Enters Seim'-F/nefs SANDWICH, Eng., May 28. — (UP)— Defendng champion Willie ^»^^^^^^^^^-^^J_l^^^^^^^™^g^^^^ - ^"'^^ New Theatre Manila's r-'inest Show« EVERV NlGM'r Boi Opens Week Days 1:M pm Matinee Saturday & Sunday SaU-Sun, 1 p.m. ConL Showtoi Team Ark-Mo Sullivan-Nelson | Blythcville Motor two-way tie In the league shoved them Into for second place standings. In last night's second game, pitcher A. G. Mosley failed to receive anything that resembled backing from his team males and was pounded tor 12 to 7 loss by the Razorback Drive-In nine. I.. Pet. 0 1.000 0 1.000 .500 .500 .333 .333 .333 .000 Tonight "Village Barn Dance" Richard Cromwell, Doris Day and Short Subjects Saturdmv "Badlands of Dakota" with Richard t)i\ and Andy Devine and Selected Shorts SATURDAY OWL SHOW "MY DOG RUSTY" with Ted Donaldson Sunday and Monday "SITTING PRETTY" with Robert Vaunf and Maureen O'Harz Selected Short Subjects Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night Games Memphis at New Orlea.v Atlanta at Chattanooga. Birmingham at Nashville. Little Rock »t, Mobile. NATIONA1, C.EAGHE , Philadelphia at New York, night.' Brooklyn at Boston, niglit. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, night. Only games. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Philadelphia, night. Boston at Washington, night, Cleveland at Chicago, night, Detroit at .St. Louis, night. Rules of Do you know the CORRECT ANSWER contest l_0ne person p tr d»v will be railed on (h c 2— The pr j M win star( a , 4 pritt •—Too w»y win more (Hun «,<•«. drop Fishing Season Opens Saturday, in Missouri MCA J? hU ™ ERSVIL "3. Mo., May 28 -The Summer fishin K and squirrel hunting EPas on for Pemiscot County resident*, as well as for thp. entire slate, will open Saturday' Sportsmen gain a day this >car over the usual May 30 opening f h y ' I"" the law Provides that when the opening day falls on Sun- any or Monday, the season shall »e opened on the preceding Satur- Lcngth limitations have been removed from fish In confirmity with the commission's new policy of increasing the authorized take in the intermediate sizes. Take and possession limits are as follows: Black bass, all species, daily 6 possession 10; jack salmon (walleyed pike) dully «. possession 6- gogg!e-eye )rock bass, red-eye warmoulh) daily 9, possession 15- white bass /silver bass, striped bass yellow bass) daily 9, possession 15 All game species of fish will be eligible In all rivers and streams^ nnd In addition, fishing In Impoimd- ed-watcrs, open since March 13, will remain open. Forecasts .rom practically all sections of the state are that squirrel hunting will be good. Dally limit Is six. BASE Theater Daily Show 7 p. m. Admission 10c-30e Matinee Saturday and Sunday Friday A Saturday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "KID COURAGEOUS" with Bob Sleele Also "Jo* Palooka Champ" with . Joe Kirknood Kiiox Leon Errol Technicolor Carinon Sunday , UNITEO SWES flCTUdES id WARNERS A..-«» Technicolor Cartofln Sf News Box odicr open frnm 2 to 4:3« p.m. T:«0 p.m. lo 9:30 p.m. Tt»M«««t« •••WIN* C». BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Mr. Moxley's GIANT CARTOON Comedy Carnival Thursday, Friday MAY 27, 28 3 Comedies 13 CARTOONS All Seats - 25< 2 Woody Woodpecker 1 Andy Pandy 1 Donald Duck 1 Pluto 1 Popeye 1 Little Lulu 1 Bugs Bunny 2 3 Stooges Comedies 2 Fox and Crow 1 Porky Pig 1 All Star Comedy 1 Terry Tune 1 Daffy Duck Show Opens 6:45 Starts 7:00 All Tickets 25* Come Early for Seats Popcorn and Candy Will B« On Sale In Lobby Turnesa of White Plains. N. Y., anij Frank Stranahan ot Toledo won their way into the semi-finnl round of the British Amateur Golf Championship today. Turneu turned back Sam Roberts, th« WeJifa champion, 4 and 3 alter Stranahan eliminated ons ot the leading foreign threats, Mario Gonzelei at Brazil, 4 and 2, in th« morning quarter-final matches. In the other quarter-final* matches, Charles Stowe, British automobile mechanic, defeated C, L. Lawrie of Scotland 6 and 5 and D, H. R. Martin of Sandwicii beat J. G. Campbell of Scotland, 2 and 1. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark; Last Time Today "ROCKY" with Roddy McDowell Paramount News and Short KIRMA ON THE STAGE Admission 15c and 35c FRIDAY NIGHT OWL SHOW Starts 10:45 p.m. "FEAR IN THE with Paul Kelley and Kay SCOTT KIRMA ON THE STAGE with his Special Ghost Show Admission $1.00 Saturday "LAWLESS VALLEY" with George O'Brien Cartoon and 8th Chapter "Adventures of Rex and Rinly" SATURDAY NIGHT OWL SHOW "HOT CARGO" with William Gargan and Phillip Reed Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday Tuesday iitu «avr--ciMB in • mrr man M 1, UK UCTM . fc« M IrMKXM « *T* - IUMII fllf tf «HT«« Rn*4 *•* Ctttr Btl^^j Warner News and Cartoon BLVTHEVILLt'S ONLY ^T H E AT R E Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.: Sunday 2 p.m. Tonight * Mr. Moxley's Giant Cartoon and Comedy Carnival Three Hours of Fun Admission 25c to Ail Saturday "ALIAS BILLY THE KID" with Sunset Carson Serial "Mystery River Boil* Also Cartoon SATURDAY OWL SHOW l] p.m. BEY ' BORIS KARLOFF (*lf SONDUIGIMD IU* HINCtKT THOMAS (INEZ HIKE DOUNZ | I(E ,„,,„ UB»lt StOSSEl A UNtVERSAt PICTURE Serial "Black Widow". Also cartoon Sunday and Monday IDOTJBLE FEATURE) "Yolanda and the Thief" with Fred Astaire, Lucille Brcmcr and tw*RO ARNOLD-wiHAROlMC 5?5S§|jp|N ' *~^".iw"'?^nv**5rEf''^' "^^ *j Aho Nem and Cartoon

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