The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1948 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 31, 1948
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PAGE SIX BT.YTHEVILLB (AIJK.)' COURIER NFAVS , MAY 31, 194S Lutes Bulldogs Defeat Chicks To Gain Top Spot in Standings ForMissco Semi-Pro Ball Clubs The Lutes Store Bulldogs are today resting atop the Mississippi County Baseball League standings by virtue of a 5 to 4 wip over the Blytheville Chicks in a league contest yesterday afternoon. The win advanced the Bulldogs a luilf-gamc abend of the idle Osceola Indians who are now in second place. The Indians did not see action in a league contest yesterday still have one cancelled game to make up. Billy Denton's masterful relief* job on the hill turned the trick for th« Bulldogs but an Infield error In the eighth inning enabled Lutes to jump ahead with a lead which the Chicks weren't able to overcome. Denton relieved Jolm Harvey McHaffey 111 the third inning after Barons-Lookouts Split Double Bill 'Nooga Wins Nightcop After Dropping First; Vols Trip Crax Twice Roy Welch Teams ' With Jack Moody For Mat Program Tall Bill Steddum and pcppey """"' " l " ""-"• " , , . . , Buck Lawson, still looking for their NKW YORK, May 31. (UP)—It could be Ihul Branch Rickey knows fjj . sl vlcto ,. y as „ (ag tcallli w)1J With Double Win; Reds Win 2 By Carl I.uiidi|ii[st United I'rtss Spurls Writer more about the Pittsburgh riratcs than lie does his own Brooklyn Dodgers. Before llic season begun, Rickey predicted 1 that his Dodgers would win the pennant and Hint lire Pirates, a sort of Brooklyn auxiliary, would finish In Hie first division. Rickey should know aljont llic Pirates—he brought a lot of them Baseball Standings MISSCO Lilies . • Osccola MeHafley had loaded the bases with Victoria no outs/The Bulldogs gave Denton the assurance he needed by clearing the bases with & fast triple play, immediately after he had taken over the mound duties. I Both sides used two hurlers cacti in the nip and tuck affair. Arnold Stewart opened for the Chicks but was relieved in the fifth by Dob Mullen. Mullen was tagged with the loss, his first of the season. The Bulldogs hammered the combined offerings of Stewart and Mullen for a total of eight hits while McHaffey and Denton were limiting the Chicks to four bingles. Wayne Dill paced Hie Bulldog hitters with a triple. In the only other league same | played yesterday, the Hays Store nine of Dogwood turned on the hapless Number Nine outfa for Jour-hit 14 to 2 victory. 14 Hits Good for 14 Kuns It was a big day for Dogwood as they pounded out i4 singles and made every one good for a tally. H. L. West led the hitting onslaught. collecting four safeties in four trips. The win and loss threw Dogwood and Number Nine inio a two-way tie for fourth place in the league standings. Grover Whittle went all the way for the Hays nine scattering foin' hits and striking out 11 men. Erl Higgenbotham opened for Number Nine but walked the first, three men to face him and wns jerked in the first frame, replaced by Lopez O'Kane. The Dogwood batsmen got bo O'Kane for a six-run rally in ! the sixth inning which sent him to ' the bench. Charles "Doc" Barger iook. over from there to finish the gkme. The league's six teams will change • playing sites again next Sund-iy with Blytheville playing at Victoria, Osceolt »t Dogwood and Lutes at Number Nine. Number Nine DoRvvood .... niythevilie . LEAGUE \v. s 4 2 2 By Jack llnrvpy (Hulled Press Sports Writer) ATLANTA, Cia.. May 31. <UP} — Chattanooga's Lurry Drake owned a phenomenal 30-niime hitting streak up. And it must grieve him these days when Ihe lads who used to i)cr- today, and the blow that stretched [ Orm i n Dodger livery spend their afternoons winning games for the it to the 3Glh same yesterday hurt ( j( h , d ,. ll)c back , n Dl . 00 klyn, the Dodgers tlip Birmingham Barons more than '"«"•", ul , they like to think nboul. might Mill be a good hot to win the jiennanl. SOUTHERN 1.EACU1K W. 30 Nashville Birmingham 27 Mobile Memphis Chattanooga . .. Atlanta Ncu' Orleans . .. Little Rock . ... 24 20 ai 17 , 14 y Drake .singled In the first game: Yesterday, as the Pirates upset* of tt double-header with the Barons the Cardinals, 9 to :i and 7 to (i f* tt Pel. j io make It 35 straight, but Binning-! to move within l-',t games of first; I All All •SSSihimi won, 5 to 4. I plate ex-Brooklyn hurlers got cre-|^vllWll .800 I 1,1 the nightcap, though, Drake )dit for both victories, Klrby lilgbe .500 i uinde It ac in n row with a grand-1 winning- the opener and Vic .333|j,|i, m huincr In HID nfth. That was | hard! the second, both In relief.. .333. t|,e blow that broke Hie Barons' j j;d Stevens, former Dodger first ' • ' -'- - : --' -"'- baseman, who "didn't lit in" with Rickey's plans, lilt a first game lionicr and a sccotid game grand slam triple. The lines mude six homers in all In Ihe double dump of the league leaders, whome they have now topped three straight times. Wally tangle with Roy Welch and Jack Ifader In the tag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling program at tile Legion Arena to night Sleddum and lav/son made their debut here as a team last week when they encountered Jack Welch, Soy's younger brother, «nd Jack Moody in the tag match main tvenl. Lawson and Steddum lost the scrap but forced Welch and Moody to go all the way before declaring victory. Tonight's scrap will be similar to last week's with both scientific and rough and tumble grappling prevailing. All four of the grapplers are veterans of the Blytheville ring but this Is the first time that they have scjiwired off In a tag match. Two one-fall preliminary bouts are scheduled to precede the main event wjtli Welch and tangling In. the llrst and and Hader in the latter. THl BEST TtST FOR WHISKEY... fottp some info, a glass ...and Vein/fit! Pet. .698 .COO .585 .524 .144 .43S , .[«« I .320 NATIONAL UvUJUE St. Louis . . New York . . Pittsburgh . Philadelphia Boston . Brooklyn . . Cincinnati . Chicago . . W. 20 19 10 18 16 . 15 . 1C . 13 .001! 504 500 ' AMERICAN U:A<;UE •.'.•> Philadelphin . Cleveland . .. New York . St. Lonis Detroit ashWington , Boston Chicago 10 15 . 18 . 17 . 13 Yesterday's Results .200 | backs mid the Lookouts went onto 'win the gjimc, 10 to 8. | It was a tough loss to take, loo. Because at the same lime the top- sixil Nashville Vols were Inking a pair of decisions from the Atlanta Crackers. The Baron loss meant that the Slaglown boys slipped back another game into second place— four panics behind the Vols. Drake has been pounding the ball ul an nnm/fuK clip for the Lookouts, and he Is one of the main reasons for their rapid climb from (he loop cellar to IIfill place, where they arc hot on tlic heels of the Memphis Chicks for a first-division berth. Drake lins climbed to fifth place In league bulling, with a .3156 average. And his string of 38 games in which he luis hit safely has put him 432 within reach of the league record of 382 ; 49 «ct by Mobile catcher Hurry Chor/.en In 19-15 and considered prficti- • cully mibcaliible. | Before thai, the mark of 45 11 .(591 stralRht set by N'ashvltle's Johnny ; 10 .(JBil .Bates stood for 'in years, since 1025. 15 .55D Roliiij- Wins First 16 .48-1 , The Barons won the first game of 19 .48B I yesterday's twin bill behind Alex 19 .472 honny's nine-hit hurling. He was 22 .371 J aided by four-baggers by Mickey 25 .242 rtuincr and George Wilson. | The Barons got two more homers i Win in Osceola The Blythcville Cotton Pickers, behind the one-hit hurling of lefty Don Hunch, nosed out the Osccola Junior Legionnaires 2 to 1 In an| extra inning game phiycd on the, Osceola dimnonrl yesterday after-i .. , noon. 1 Wcstlakc hit two first name homer; i n W ;ts Bimeh's first start of the and another in the second, while seu.son and he showed great form Clyde Klutln nlso hit for- the dis-1 j n selling Ihe qsccol.'i nine down lance In the opener. Italph Kinei-, [with a single infield hit. He struck clinched the second victory with j out nine men over the eight-in- hls llth homer, a two-run Job, jniiif,' route and gave up only three In the seventh. j bases on balls. The Giants moved to within | Thc lll| l lefthander .was In trou- Dalf a game of the Cardinals with' 1 ' 1 , 1 ' 011| V °" tc . '" ll ' (! ., tl " rti , """"6 a 10 to 4 victory at New York in when Oscwla scored Us only tally, 'which Wliitcy'I.ockman and Bobby Thomson hit homers. Ilrds Take Cuhs Twice The Reds pushed the Oubs into last plate (i to 1 and 8 to 5 lories at Cincinnati steady pitching by Youngsters Kent Peterson mid Herman Wehincicr. Orady nation's grand slam homer was the pay-off blow In the first game In which Howie Schultz also homered I ",J )u ' | j^ ( ,' for the winners. Ted Klnszwcski's three-run homer In me fifth put Cincinnati aheac 1 to slay in the ; second game. Kor the second time the Yankees stopped tins Hunch walked the first man to face him in that Inning, hit the next and a'lowrd the run to score from third on a fielder's choice, vie-' Stanford went the route for Os ~' cenla and pitched six innings of hitless ball. He limited the Pickers to only three bingles, two of them coming in the eighth frame. Tile I'ickers scored their first tally in the sixth frame when Mel Hay to' left field and readied third on the throw in. Jack DucloJ hit a fly deep to left field scoring Hay to tie the score. Both sides were retired in order in the seventh fore- ICE-COLD WHOLE or SLICED BlytheviiSe Curb Market 130 E. Main the TASTE! the PRICE! year I ing [h ., K!1]nc into „„ cxtra !„,,!„,,., Philadel- Tllc [Ji c i :ors pushed across the v SOUTHERN Mobile 4, Memphis 3 Hirst game 11 innings, second game postprmect, ai kiiess.i Nashville C-5. Allnntn 5-2. Bimilnghntn 5-8, Chattanooga 40. Little Rock 6-3. New Orleans 2-5. Helena Shows Interest in Horse Racing HELENA, Ark., May 31. —(UP)— Trie Helena, Ark, World made bid for a proposed Eastern Ar innsas horse race track yeslerda as W«t Memphis citizens debuted of such an enterprise In their midst. | In a front page editorial the World said that Helena should Invite backers of $2,000,000 racing plant to "set up house" In Phillips . County. Pointing out that the city Is • only. 65 miles South of Memphis, 'the paper said that the "people of Helena, having once sponsored a race trade many years ago, would welcome the state controlled track by a responsible syndicate." Meanwhile the Memphis. Tenn., Commercial Appeal went on record •s being wholeheartedly opposed to jetting up a track across the river In Crittenden County. A hearing will be held in Little Rock on June 23rd for the purpose of considering bids for R franchise. One hid -was received by the Arkansas Racing Commission last 1 "week. The Memphis newspaper, after conducting a survey In West Memphis, reported that the citizens were widely split on the question of whether the track was a desirable Wditlon to the town. NATIONAL LbAGUE Cincinnati 6-B. Chicago 1-3. PitUhurgh 9-1, St. Louis 3-6. New York ID, Philadelphia 4. Brooklyn at Boston, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUK Washington 8. Boston 1, Chicago 4-B, Cleveland 2-13. Philadelphia 1-1. New York (first game 10 innings). Detroit 0. St. Lonis 4 (11 innings). them n It) to B decision. In Atlanta, meanwhile, Nashville won both ends of the double bill be- I j° hind effective hurling by two mound ' wns o SAMPLES - DSMONSTRATORS ™«0 TO SELL OU,CKLr AND o*VErou G-2 Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: Memphis at Mobile. Nashville at. Atlanla Chattanooga at Birmingham Little Rock at. New Orleans. NATIONAL LEAGUE ' New York at Brooklyn 121 Philadelphia at Boston (2) Pittsburgh at. Chicago (l!t St. Louis at Cincinnati (2) AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at New York <2> Boslon Jit Philadelphia (2) Chicago at Detroit <2l St. Louis at Cleveland t2) M1SSCO LEAGUE Lutes 5. Blytheville 4. Dogwood 14, Number Nine 2. tOnly games) Tigers of Armorcl Defeat Corning 3 to J Pastor Opposes Track WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.. May 31.' (UP)__The Rev. J. Lcighton Scott, pastor o! the First Presbyterian Church, attacked the proposed $2.000,000 "Dixie Downs" race track in a Sunday sermon from his pulpit. The proposed site in Crittcnden County is near West Memphis. "Gambling Is an evil for an individual or a community that engages In It," Scott said. "Horse racing which threatens to come to onr community.. .will lower the moral level of our community." The Armorel Tigers hiiir; up their third victory of the season yesterday afternoon by defeating the Corning Independents 3 to I on the Corning diamond. . Fritz West worked on the hill for the Tigers giving up seven hits and striking out eight Coming batters Erickson hurled for Coruing giving aces. Art Cuccurrullo and Ben Wade. Cuccurnllo held Ihe Crackers to i five hil.s to win his fifth victory. 6 to 5. but it took two Vol runs in the ninth to do It. George By am ho- mered for (lie Vols, Tom Nell! for the Crackers. ! Wade Kavc up just seven hits in the nightcap to take a S to 2 victory, his sixth of the season. Byani homered again for the Vols with | nobody on in Ihe second, and Char| lie Gilbert won Use ball game offensively In Ihe fifth when be cloulr ed his nth four-bagger with two mates aboard. The Mobile Bears strengthened their third-place hold by laking nn It-inning 4-3 decision from fourth- place Memphis in tho first game of scheduled twin bill. Roy Wlllt- nker, appearing as a relief hurler In the eighth, was the winner for (he Bears. John Elscimiami was the loser. l.iltlc Kork-N'cw Orleans Siilit The second game was called because of darkness after the third, when Mobile was well on Its way to a second victory with a 7-0 lead. Little Rock ami New Orleans pluycd a cellar contest nt New Orleans and spill, leaving tile. In last place. Lcn Perme, the Little Rock touph luck kid. finally overcame his jinx and won the opener 6 to 2. on a six-hit job Lloyd Die!/ scattered eight Peb hits in the finale to win for New Orleans, 5-3. The Pebs got their only runs In the sixth when George Morgan homered with two on. All series tire to continue tftnight with single ^aines scheduled for Nashville al Atlanta, ChaUnnoosnv at Birmingham, Memphis at Mobile and Little Rock at. New Orleans. Heafner Wins Colonial Invitation Tourney FORT WORTH. Tex.. May 31 <UP«- A ioti£ layoff — forced upoi him when he slashed his left ham --paid oil for Clayton Heafner to- five innings. Senators Down Kl'd Sox Thc Senators, making it four straight over the raggedy Red Sox. [here Wednesday won 8 to 1. at Washington as early Wynn pitched five-hit halt for his forth victory and Oil Coan and Kcd Stewart lilt homers. The White Sox after 28 scoreless innings, defeated Hobby Feller foyir-rnn sixth inning spl- 2 The Pickers have two games scheduled for this week. They meet the Tunminn nine in a return match night and journey Pi['BOtt for a contest yvith the Piauolt juniors Thursday. Yesterday's win was the fifth sinrighi for the Pickers and the fifth less for the Osceola nine. wilh a urge (hat produced a 4 to 2 victory at Chicago, but the Indians) retnliadcd by winning the night- 1 cap, l:i to 8. with a nine-run rally I In the eighth. The ' Tigers scored two runs in tho llth of Eddie Lake's single, n walk, Pal Mullln's single and a wild throw by outfielder Paul Lch- iicr in a 6 to 4 victory at St. Louis which put them back in fonrih place ahead of the Browns. Hal Ncwhouser. though tagged lor 12 hits, won his fouilh game. Pat Mullln hit a Detroit homer. The Dodgers were mined out at Boslon in the Nalional. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Jewelers and R/ce-Stix Softball teams to Meet Play in Ihe Blytheville Vs Women's Softball League will be resumed tonight with two games scheduled for Walker Park. The Fitzpntrick Jewelers wi! meet the Hice-Stix nine In the first onlcst at 8 o'clock «ith Peerless Cleaners tangling with Harts Bakry in the nightcap. J The Jewelers and the Cleaners ire heading the loop with two wins each. day. The rest to his hands made Iht. bulky North Carolinian's putting bulls-eye accurate and led him to up seven hits and striking out six.! victory in the Colonial Imitationn plate trills rapping out two hSU in four tloyd led Corning with two Glen Bunch led Hie Tigers al. tiie | Oolf Tomnamenl. his first majo championship in more than a year Heafner. who fired four succcs for four. j sive sub-par rounds to sballrr 111 The Tigers are scheduled to meet i tournament record of 279 by seven Trutnann under the lights of! strokes, gave all the credit to his Walker Park Friday night. 'sensational putting. Monday and Tuesday Kew Theatre Manila's finest Slmws I-.VIUIV N Kit IT Bos Olii'ns \Verk Days 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturday' * Sunday Sal.-Sun. 1 p.m. ConL Showing Tonight "SITTING PRETTY" with Itobcrt VOUIIR and >l;vurrcn O'Har;i Sclrctrcl Sliort Subjects PHILCO WEEK MMMM 1 |k.-' "i .L._ OFFER! 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