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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 7, 1948
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SIX BLYTHBVII.LB (AKK.y COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1948 Lutes Nine Retains Top Spot In MISSCO Loop Standings by Edging Langston Store 5 to 4 The Lutes Store Bulldogs retained their position atop the Mississippi County Semi-Pro Baseball League standings yesterday by edging'the. Langslon Store tea mof Number Nine 5 to 4 in a spine-tingling thriller played on the Number Nine diamond. *'~~~ TTiu game had one of those story book finishes with rlghtficlder Ed Bunch of the Bulldogs playing Die hero role. Bunch saved the game for the Bulldogs when he raced! Lutes. half-way across a cotton field to|OsceolR pull down Kenneth Poff's long fly, | Victoria Baseball Standings MISSCO i.KA<;i)j-: w. 61 5 3 robbing Win of a sure triple, to end j Number Nine the ball game. i Dogwood Had Bunch missed the , hard-hll! Blytheville line drive, Number Nine would | have taken the contest by a 6-5 i SOUTHKKN margin lor the runners were on ] second and third base and the , Nashville Miner's were right in the middle of Mobile a four-run rally. Memphis Charley Hicks was the winning : Birmingham pitcher even though lie was show- Chattanooga ercd from the box in the last half Atlanta of the ninth inning. Hicks held the mile Rock N'iners scoreless until the last inn- jj cw Orleans Ing when they pushed across till four or their runs Hicks managed to gel one man out in the big ninth before lie was relieved by Dllly Denton. Bnrsrr Hurls Till Eighth Charles "Doc" Bargcr opened on the hill for Number Nine but \vn.s removed in tlic eighth in favor o[ lefty Ijoyicz O'Kane. Barger and Pet. .857 .833 .son .'2B(i .280 .2811 Bears and Vols i Divide Twin Bill Mobile Takes First 12-4 But Drop Second 5-4; Pebbles Win Two By Jack Ifarv^y Mnlli'd Tress Sport* Writer ATLANTA, OR., June 1. »UP> — The Nashville Vol.s, who hiwe been pln.sU'nng the ivsL of the Southern Association teams with an umner- j ciful number of home runs al! season knew today how It feels to b« on the other end of that kind of New BHS Line Coach, Former Crimson Tide Guard, Takes over Duties Here LEAK UK IS 20 •2U •24 20 31 31 32 .100 r '°° treiitment. Thc Vols ran up against the second-place Mobile Hears in a double header yesterday, and after all tbc Mobile fonr-baggel.s Hint went flying over ihe walls the Vols felt lo come out of the day <vith John Staples, recently appointed line coach of nlytlicville Hi^h School, arrived here over Ihc weekend to take over his new dntle.s. Coach Staples is n graduate- of the University of Alabama and Is a former team mate of Head Coach missell Mosley. He, his wife anci his 10-monlliK-olU dniiBhlcr, ncherca, are making their home at, V200 West Sycnmore. A native of Owcnsboro. Ky.. coach Staples Kraclunled lioni W«li school In 1940 and entered Elllsville i Miss.) Junior College where he was a regular guard during the 1940 and 1941 seasons. He wont to Alabama In the Spring of 10'!'-', earned a Job 28 23 24 13 19 Cleveland . Philacdljlila New York Boston . . Washington Detroit . i St. Louis AMtKICAS MiAGUfc W. L. 12 27 17 26 11 total of U nils,—- O'Kane gave up while their team mates were getting to Hicks and Dcnton for »afe hlows. Dennis Wolford waved the big st Louis . stick for the Bulldogs, rapping out | Ncw Yorl . three hits in five times at bats . Pittsburgh . while Jones and K. liargcr paced j Bostol , . . Number Nine at the plate with each j Philadelphia '"" r "" r ! Brooklyn . 20 20 20 17 12 .380 .373 Pet. .«I2 .014 .1305 .455 .455 .455 .425 .300 | an oven split. j H left the standings just where they were, with the Vols five games | in from of the Ue.ars. A couple tjf Mobile InfieUU'r.s, the Iwo NATIONAL LFAGIJE three safeties in four collecting trips. Osceola's rampaging Indians kept pace with the rabid Bulldogs, staying only a half-game back in second place by virtue of tbelr 8 to 4 decision over the Hays Store nine of Dogwood. J. T. Connors went all the way for the Indians for his fourth victory of the season and his second over Dogwood. Hays uscrl two hurl- en, with Grover Whittle starting, replaced by John Wallace West in the eighth. Whittle was tagged witli the loss. Chicks, Red Sox Divide The Blytheville Chicks and thc Victoria Red Sox divided a doubleheader at, Victoria with the Chicks grabbing the first contest 4 to 2 behind Bobby Mullen and then los Ing the second H to 1 with Jack Holmes taking blam« for the loss in hl« first start of the season. Tjee Weidon, the Red Sox' ace T»S the victim In the first game as the Chicks got to him for six hits bunching live ot them in two innings to produce tlielr four runs. Baker hurled for the Red Sox In the Mcond tilt giving up seven hlto. The Chicks used » total of four pltchen In th« second con- Ust. Next week's schedule will (in* tiie cbicks journeying to Number Nine for their second game with the Ifiners and Dogwood playing at Victoria on Sunday afternoon. Os- wola and Lutes nr« salted for a night contest at Osceola Wednesday. Incinnati . W. I.. Pet. 24 23 23 M . ., 23 1!) 20 IS .585 .575 ..5-18 .513 .511 .•1G3 .455 .357 Yesterday's Results MISSCO LKAC1JE Lutes 5. Number Nine 4. Osceola 8, Dogwood, -1 Blytheviile 4-5, Victoria 2-14. SOUTHKKN LEAGUE Memphis 9-7, Atlanta 11-6. Mobile 12-4, Nashville 4-5. New Orleans 8-4. Chattanooga 3-8. Birmingham'7-13. Little Rack G-2. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston S-12. Detroit 4-4. New York 4-3. St. Louis 3-0. Cleveland 5-11, Philadelphia 3-1. Chicago 10-11, Washington 4-4. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 1C-X Pittsburgh 4-4. St. Louis 11-2, Philadelphia 1-0. Boston 1, Chicago 0. Brooklyn 5. Cincinnati 0 (llrst nine called end 5 innings; second game postponed, rain). Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta al Memphis, night. Mobile at Nashville, night. Birmingham at Little Rock, night New Orleans nt Chattanooga, NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. tOnly games scheduled ) AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis al New York. Cleveland «t Philadelphia. Chicago at Washington, night. Detroit at Boston. Hart and Wall Scssi, provided the lireworks. F.aeh hit a pair of home IUL-..S, one each In the opener and one each again in the nightcap, i There was just one difference. In the first' same, Hart and Sessi clouted their circuit blows uitli the ba.^s full—and thc eHar.s won easily. 12 to 4. But in the second game the bases were empty when they hit for the round tnixs—and tills lime the Vols came up with a 5-4 victory. Tvvanly losing Pitcher Veteran Leo Twardy was, the mound victim in the opener as ne iervcd up both the grajltl slam | home run balls and suffered his second loss of the season after eight win- 1 ;. Ken Olson was the Mobile winner, marking up his seventh victory against two losses. Dick Conger won the mound victory for tiie Vols in tho second game. Charley Workman helped out witii n home run in the third. Little Rock was tlie only team In the league able to win both ends of a twin bill, and tlic victim was Birmingham. The double victory, by scores of 7-G and 2-0, pulled the Travelers out of tlie cellar and pushed lhe Barons into fourth place. The opener was a free-hitting affair, with both the Travs and the Barons getting 12 hits. George Wilson and Slephcnson homered lor the Barons and Ben Cantrell hit for the circuit for Little Rock. But ulie Pebs pushed the counting run across n Lhe ninth lo beat Al Yaylhm and givo Wes Livengood the pitching victory. it wa.s a different story in the second tilt, with At Lamacchia and Milo Johnson hooking up in a vicious pitching battle. Lamacchia hurled a beautiful two-hitter but lost. 2-0 as Johnson gave up only three scattered bingles.' Chicks-Crackers Divide In other double-headers, Atlanta split with Memphis ami New on the Crimson Tide varsity the following Fall, and was named on Ihc All-Southeastern Conference sophomore team and starred in Alabama's 37-21 victory over Boston Col'cge in the- 1013 Orange 11044. Staples was awarded Bowl game I Bronze Star for action on Staples entered (lie Marine Corps ; Jima while cleaning out mine fields, following the 19-13 Orange Bow! Staple:] also served In Hawaii and contest and played part of thc 1043 ] Japan during 18-moiilhs overseas, season at the University of North He returned to Alabama in 1946 Bill Icarolira before being transferred {and lettered on the Crimson 'lido to Pails Island Training Station. I varsity that season. He received his Aft'T service al Quantico, Vn.. lie 13. S. Octree in Ihe Summer of 1047 was Kiiiduatccl from ihe Bomb Dis-1 and Is currently studying for his nofal School at Washington, D. C.,: master's degree in physical educa- and went overseas In November, lion. Cotton Pickers Blast Osceola Legion, 23 to 5 With Kenny Mcrrllt pHcliitig three-hit bull during the first six Innings and newcomer Clone Shanks allowing no hits in the final three, Lhe Illythcville Cotton Pickers shellacked (he O.sceola Junior Ley Ion nine 33 to 5 for their seventh victory of the .seiiHon at Walker Park yesterday afternoon. The contest resembled R rnl race more than it did a basowill game as thc Pickers jumped on two" Osceola hurlcr.s, pouncing them at will for their biggest victory margin of the year. Jack Duclo.s, Clifton WLxson and Kenny Mcrrltt, shared (he hitting honors with three hits apiece. Duclos accounted for the lohgcst hit of the game, months. The fiery matinan last a triple which scored two runs, j peared in Blytheville .some two Merrill opened on tho hill for the Pickers hut gave way to Shanks in the seventh after the Blytheville team had built up a substantial lead. Shanks, making his first appear- once on the mound, set the O.scco- Roberts, Wayne To Tangle with Lawson, Steddum Eugene ."Red" Roberts, one of Promoter Mike Mcroney's most colorful grapplers, makes his return to Blytheville after more than a monlA's hospHalixation tonight, when he teams with Dale Wayne against Buck lJuvson and Bill Stcctclum in the lag match feature of the American Legion's wrestling program. Roberts was confined to a Memphis hospilul for more than a month due to an eye injury received in a Iwut with Charley Keenc elsewhere on the circuit. He started his comeback in Joneshoro last week and will be making his first'appear- ant:e here since the accident. Tliis will also be Dale Wayne's first appearance here ill several months ago when he teamed with 13111 Canny in n tag match. Both Lawson and Sieddum are returnees from last week's card. They have operated as a team here for the past two weeks and lost Ing out five. Myze started for tho Red Sox and lasted until the liftu when lie was relieved by Truman Glenn Bunch led tile Tigers lilt- ting with three lilts In five trips. Mitchell and Huffman paced Jonesboro with two for lour. The Tigers are scheduled to travel to Jonesboro Wednesday nlghk for a return engagement. I NOW! I bulh decisions. iat FOUNTAINS' S Everywhere! "f la batters down without a sinfile; hit In the three Innings that he I In the two one-fall preliminary Bosox Take Two From Tigers; Cardinals Regain National Lead worked, I Tlie Pickers are slated to meet the Marked Tree Legionnaires in a single game at Walker Park Wednesday afternoon. Don Bunch probably will get the starting assignment in this contest. By Carl I,unfl<|lllst United Press Spurts Writer NKW YOHK, June 7. <U1'I — Doss Joe McCarthy of the Boston Red Sox. who is a mighty snappy dresser for n stylish stoul, may not. have to add thrt double-breasted tweed strait-Jacket to his \vnrd- robe after all. When the Red Sox went into tlieir prolonged tallspin tins Spring, Pirates-Giants Split Ralph Klncr's 14tji homer of the year gave the Plrafts a 4 to 3 victory and knocked the Giants out of thc first, place in thc national after the New Yorkers had blasted out n 16 to 4 first game victory. Sid Gordon hit grand slam homer in the opener and batted in seven runs for the gnme and Ray Pont coasted to his fifth victory. there were reports that McCin thy's | Elmer Riddle won his sixth game mulches which are scheduled to precede the main evenl. Roberts will laiigle with Stcdduin and Law- ion will swap grips with Wayne. The first bout is set for 8:15. Armorel Tigers' Ra |J y | n ' for the bucs. holding New York to six hits. In thc afterpiece. Johnny Sain pitched a four-hit 1 to 0 victory for the Braves at tailor \vas measuring him for that restraining ganncn, iiht ttie Buffalo Irishman had reason lo feel a little more cheerful today because the club was on n five-game winning streak. What's more he was getting good pitching and hitting at the same time. Previously, when thft pitching was sharp the hitting was flat, or vice versa. Yesterday Boston topped the Tigers 5 to 4 and 12 to 4 mid ttie twin win put thc club into a three-way tic for fourth place with Detroit and Washington. Vern Stephens and Stan Spence got homers in each game. Stephens 2 to 0 victories over the Phils. turned defeat into victory in thc i opctier when his two-run blast in i the eighth tied the score at 4-all | [); x j e J enn j s Tourney ami his singles in the ninth drove i . iA _ /. in the winning run. In lhc second j Launched in game. Ted Williams led the 17- [ hit assault with n homer, double and two singles. The Indians lenghtcncd their lead to Vh games in Ilic American by lopping the second place Athletics Or- 5 to 3 and 11 to 1, at Philadelphia. Hart's Faces Rice-Stix, Jewelers Meet Cleaners In Women's Softball Loop \ DOWHS Two games are scheduled for to- j The Al . mofcl . rigcrs pllshcd Rcross mglit m the Blytheville'V Women s . lwo ,. uns hl „,„ , nst nn![ o , lhe Softball League. Both games will be llinth imljnss to dowll th e Joncs- played under the light .it Walker ; bol . Q Re( , gox , to 6 jn ., g(ul)D play . " "'" ed on the Armorel diamond yesterday afternoon. The Tigers trailed all the way until the ninth frame and were on tlie Peerless Cleaners scrap in the night cap. The first game is slated to start Chicago and drove ill the only run j at 8 o'clock with the second con- wllh a single. It was his fifth test following immediately. victory. Tiic Dodgers won a rain-shortened five-inning game from tlie Reds, 2 to 0, at Cinrinnati, Joe Hattcn giving up only two hits and walking none for his fiftli victory. The second game was postponed. Yesterday's Star Red Schoendienst of the Cards who hit a homer and five doubles in II to 1 and In the first game, thc Hart's Bak- ; ery nine, will take on Rice Stlx iti a battle for the cellar spot, with the Fitzpatrick Jewelers meeting the j shorl e|1( , of a (; , , () 5 score wllen first-place | tho B cntcl . cd lhc lri sl halt of the final Inning. Tlie Tigers openec the inning with successive singles by Kellett and Rogers and then produced the necessary two runs on « single hy Workman', newly acquired MALONE Plaster and Stucco Phone 2029 second baseman. Galen mentioned the drying I Fritz West went the route for the properties of linseed oil in 230 A. D. Tigers giving up nine hits and strik- Parker Eyes Kramer's Spot; Wins Belgian Title BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 7. — (UP)—Prank Parker of Los Angeles, holder of two newly-acquired [ • tennis titles, was making a spirited ! C/O Calls Membership bid today to succeed Jack Kramer r*_- _ • fv • c M the leading aniateur player in **"** "» WJXIC Success the United States. Parker, th» war-time U. s. singles WASHINGTON, June 7.—(UP>— «hampion, picked up th- Bclg'«" I Tnc Cl ° today pronounced a suc- championship yesterday to go with; cess l "e organizing drive It started leans divided with Chattanooga. The Crackers overcame a Q-o deficit iti the opener and won an U- 0 decision from the Chicks. The was true in the Jinale. Tlie Chicks overcame n G-l disadvantage, scoring six tinie.s in • the last. Boudreau's homer gave pltch- er Bob Lemon ihe margin he needed for 1 his eighth victory in the opener. Yanks Down Urowns Twice At New York, thc Yankees crept lo within half of a gaine of the inning for a 7-6 win. Tom Ncill ho- [ Athletics by defeating the Browns mercd for the Cracks Go;ldsberry ; 4 to 3 and 3 to 0. Bobby Brown's countered for the Chicks. single in the ninth drove in the New Orleans beat Chattanooga B i winning run in the opener In which to 3. in their first game despite : Dub Souchock and Johnny Lin- Larry Drake's home run lor thc i dell hit Yankee homers and Gerry Lookouts. But Drake came back in Prldrly got one for St. Louis. In MEMPHIS. Tenn., June 1.—tUP> Thc Dixie Tennis Tournament, began here today with Frank Parker, tlie defending champion, in Europe where he yesterday took the Belgian international title but with a perennial titleholder back at the old stand. Bryan M. (Bitsyl Grant ot Atlanta, veteran of 25 years of scampering over the clay courts, is seeded number five in the 1948 tourney, but uas ready to go all out in what might be ills last crack at the Dixie cup. MEANS SMOOTHER DRINKS! Fine Glenmore whiskies cue blended wilh choicest grain neutral spirits bul instead of being boUIed immediately, "Thompson" Ij put back Into barreli to make it smoother, tastier. Ilk'nclcil Whiskey J>G proof. The straifflit III this I duel arc 4 years mart old. in c :r. S neuiral spirits. .in // // ,11 frrf/7JttJ/r/7/7 {l I tiff III II I'll ,'isV "«""•""«»«•""««> •'•?? Little Kock, ArK»nsis the second with ntwther lonr- tlie nfterplccc, Vic Raschi won Ills bagger, this time with two on, and second straight game and his sec- the'Lookouts won. 8-4 j °nd shutout in n row, holding the All teams'slay where they are for i Browns lo three hits. George Mc- tonight's ganics. Atlanta is at Mem- i qulim got n phis. Mobile at Nashville. Binning- <->"•.«'••",» tha French title he won a week ago. two years ago Demaret Is Albuquerque Winner; Enters National in the South month. Organizing Director Van A. Bittner said CIO membership in lhe SouUj has doubled, from 400,000 id 800,000 members, since June. 1946. There also lias been a "very noticeable improvement." be aridC' money in the second annual Albu- ALBUQTJKRQUE, N. M., June 7., •—(UP)— Jimmy Dcmaret headed - . toward Los Angeles and the Na- ! ln thc nttltudc of Southern farmers. < lv , ortRV tlonal Open Golf Tournment tonay ' wmn businessmen and community | H OS ., U! ,I utter pocketing 52.000 first prize j [^ ers townrtl thc labor organiza-, ^\. Ocorgc Thc organizing drive, [inaiiccd by I CIO International Unions, has re- parteflly cost about $1.500,000 so lar. ! The rival APL. which has been waging a membership campaign of | ; Its own In Dixie, claims it has had j ' greater success at. less cost. I liam at Little Rock ami New leans at Chattanooga. Rep. Thomas L. Owens Dies in Naval Hospital WASHINGTON, June 7. (UP) — Rep, Thomas L. Owens. 50-year- old Republican from Illinois' Seven'|th Congressional District, died ear. I ,.. ._.,.,.. nl lhe Bc ii lcsnn N nva i SALE All Items in Our Show Cases W. Calvei death resulted from coronary thrombosos. Owens had been at the hospital for about two weeks. He died at 1:20 a in. CST. Yankee homer. Qualifying almost as a minor miracle w-as thc double victory for thc lowly White Sox over the Senators at Washington 10 to 4 and II to 4. The Sox made 20 hits. The Cardinals regained first place in the national by toppling the Phils, H to 1 and 2 to 0. as a pair of lower case pitchers. Jim Hearn and At Bra/le, turned In important triumphs at St. Louis. Evr Dusak, Al Schoendienst. Enos Slaughter and Vernal i Nippy) Jones liit homers in a spectacular sixth Inn- j Ing 'spree in the first game, apltoll You Get More for Your Money when you get a BLYTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Tonight (DOUBLE FEATURE) "ADVENTURE" with Thomas Mitchell and Joan Blondel News and Cartoon Tuesday and Wednesday (DOUBLE FEATURE) UMVLRSAl i NOW! We are closing out our accessories for 1942-1948 FORD querque Open, [ Tlic Dial, Gal., professional won the tourney going nw»y with a record-tying 20-under-pnr 268 for' the 7l!-holc distance. He cnrdeti r\ fivc-nuder-par fi7 yosterdnv to CC]RC : out Stewart "Skip" Alexander, Lex- '•• ington, N T . C,. who shot, a brilliant) 65 in lhe final round. ROA Meeting Cancelled Tixe June meeting of thc Reserve Officers Association scheduled Tor tomorrow night, lias been cancelled, L. G. Thompson Jr., president, announced today. Tho next meeting will be conducted July 6. Mr. Thomixson said- YOU GtT 4-WHKL DRIVE fof steady-pulling traction in the field. Used as a tractor, the Universal "Jeep" operates plows, discs, harrows and oilier implements at tractor speeds of 2V* to 7 m.p.h. It's easier on the Hriver, too. Also Shorts |at FOUNTAINS! ! KvervwUcrc! * Our Supply Is Limited Come In Early PHILLIPS Motor Co. Phon. 4453 Blytfwrille, Ark. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING I.OWKST AD,MISSION I'RICK ANWYHKRK! ucservctl Seats on Sale at lhc Legion Arena from 6 i>.m. 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