The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1948 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 8, 1948
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FACT SEt Brownies End Losing Streak \Yiffi 5-3 Win Qver Yankees; Cardinals Bow to Phillies 5-7 BT CM Ludqobt VnHei Tnm Sport* Writer NKW YORK, Jtme 8. (U.P.)—According to lhat well-known author, L» Durocher, who also manage* the Brooklyn Dodgers, "nice, guys flatah ,l«*t." But Zach Taylor and his battling Brov.'ns from St. Louis vtra trying hard today to prove he Is wrong. Taylor's band of "new look" ball players were consigned to the American Leaeu* cellar long before the season began, and It is possible they may yet finish there, which will prove lhat Durocher is a prophet as well JBTA'THEVILLB (ARKJ COURIER u an editorial whiz. . But they aren't going to land I at the bottom If hustle, a grand 'team spirit and some pretty good I all-around ball playing will Iceepj th«m higher. It Is hard to get too Baseball Standings vwjn njgner. it is narci to get tool enthusiastic about a club which has I " asl "11le __ Just ended a six-game losing streak, I J; ot>ile , , 30 but .even In defeat the Brownies'VV, em|)llls 21 didn't beat themselves. ' ChaUauM "T ?" -I told them they would get start-1 Atl'anfa 8 * . '.'.'.'.'. [ 25 «d one of these times," said Taylor.' uttle Rock"!"' 20 "I sajd it would be different of we bad . been playing bad ball—but we havent. I said If we just kept on hustling and playing our best we certainly would turn around and begin to win our share of the games. Defeat Yankees 5-3 Which was precisely what oc- Jcured. yesterday as 23-yenr-olrt Ned Carver, a lad from Ney, O., kept hi» pitching wits about him and earned a hard-fought, 5 to 3 victory over the Yankees. He was togged for 11 hits Including homers by Johnny Llndell and Phil Rlzzu- to. but when trouble threatened h« bore down, leaving 11 Yankees •tranded on base. The Senators showed that they've got Bob Gillesple's number, but good. They belted htm out of the SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. U .30 15 .30 21 24 25 29 31 31 33 New Orleans . <-,ew York ! St. Louis . Pittsburgh Boston ... Brooklyn . Cincinnati . Chicago Cleveland . NATIONAL LKAGUE . W. L. Pct . Philnedljhla New York Boston . ... Washington Detroit 17 18 19 19 22 22 24 28 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. 21 12 Legion Teams Play Wednesday Cotton Pickers Meet Marked Tree At Park Here Tomorrow Coach James R. Fisher's Blytheville cotton Pickers will meet the Marked Tree Junior legion nine In a return engagement at Walker Park tomorrow afternoon, dame time Is set for 2:30. The PlcKcrs, oonsung one of the best records of any American Legion (enni In this area, will be seeking victory No. 8 and their second win ovrr Marked Tree. In a previous game earlier this season they <io- fealcd the Poinselt Countalns 13 lo •"""'Tree'" " 8a '" C P " >ye " Rt Mnrkc<l i .629' ™ ce ' I .5281 Do" Bunch, a six-foot plus left .4531 hnnder In nil probability will rmn- ,44(51(110 the mound operations for the .392. Pickers He will be making i,ls first .365 start since he set Osceola down on one hit two weeks ago. The PIrkers have boon liolditie *"••' •" •""** »**> ui«ivo, dally workouts for Hie past week as usllal - P a( *ed the scoring punch, nd Conch Fisher has announced IFc ' >s num P Barons 5-3 pct 692 .588 Vols Whip Mobile 2-1 to Extend £-£ Lead; Travelers Take Barons By Gene Fattmon lfnll«d PrtM SporU Writer . ATLANTA, Oa,, June 8. (UP)—' The Mobile Bears probably looked unhappy today, hanging around Nashville waiting for tonight's game mid remembering how the VoPs dumped them last night lo sack up a six-game league lead. The whole Southern Association looked pale beside the terrible Vols. Especially In the first division, player* looked sad, managers TUESDAV, JUNE 8, 1948 were glum, and fans were looking forward to the football season.. The streak that passed the plate . ou o e ro . bo* last night for the second time St. Louis In three- days as they licked the; Chicago White Sox, 1 to 1. The Senators took undiaputed possession of fourth place, moving ahead of Boston and Detroit, who were rained out. The Braves with Jim Russell put- tlnf on a personal hitting spree, '.defeated the Cubs, 9 to 5, at Chicago for their second straight victory there. It was Chicago's sixth itraight loss. Russell hit two homers and . two doubles, driving In five runs. GlanU Take Lead Th« Giants grabbed first place once again, thanks to a 9 to 5 victory over the Pirates while the Cortlinato were losing to Philadelphia, 5 to 1. Bobby Thomson was the big gun c! the Giant 13-hit barrage, driving In four runs K'lth a single, a triple and a homer. . Cleveland-Philadelphia and Det. zoit-Boaton were rained out. Y**t*rtJay'» star— Jim Russell ot .-the Brave* who hit two homers - and two doubles In a » to 5 triumph 'over . th« Cubs. . 27 ..28 . 20 ..21 . 20 ..IB ,.12 .585 .571 .525 .522 .463 .455 .349 Pct. .692 .614 .501 .455 JBOod progress by his I will !je the Pickers' game ibis season. Tills third home Top Golfers Fire Practice Rounds On Riviera Course . LOS'ANGELES, June s. <UPI— » The big names ot golf sweated through workouts today for the 48th U. S. Open Championship which gets underway at Riviera Country .Club Thursday. Among the first to try out the coune . In warm-up rounds was Bammy Snead, who went around yesterday in 67, four under par But the West Virginia slammer laughed It off and said he was ' lucky. "The course is tougher now than , during the Los Angeles open last January," he said. "They've pinched the fairways tighter. And don't Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville 2, Mobile 1. Little Rock S, Birmingham 3. Atlanta 6. Memphis 0. Chattanooga 6, New Orleans 0. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 1. New York 9, Pittsburgh 5. Boston 9,, Chicago 5. (Only Games) AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis 5, New York 3. Washington 7, Chicago 1. Cleveland at Philadelphia, rain. Detroit at Boston, rain. Today's Games SOUTHERN LF.AGUE Atlanta at Memphis, night. Mobile at Nashville, night. Birmingham at Little Rock, night. New Orleans nt Chattanooga, night. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn nt Cincinnati. Boston at Cliicngo. New York at Pittsburgh, night. Philadelphia nt St. Louis, night. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at'Ncw York, tils-ht. Clevelond nt Boston, night.. Cleveland nt Boston, night. St. Louis at Washington, night. Kilowatters ToTanglewith Chevrolet Nine record on tlin line tonight when they (angle with the Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet softballets in nn in* pprlaiii City Softball Lea B u e scrap al Walker Park. The rejuvenated KCowattcrs are at present lcariln K the way In league play with a record of four wins agniiKt uo defeats ami two of ihe-e wins have been over two of the loops top trams, lhe Blythcville iVOior Company Motormcn and the Hays Store Grocers. They took lull command of the league by nosiii" out thc Grocers 8-7 iast week " In toniylii's second cume, DID hapless Coca Cola Bottlers will meet the Rnzorback Drive-In nine in R contest that will Have very little hearing on the league's .standings. The lirst RMna i s slate I lo get unticrway at 8 n'cw. k. hind Noi-nmn Brown's live-hit shutout pitching and skunked the Memphis Chicks. Chuck Eisenmann lasted on the MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS —-. . U ..,. UJO »ir, mill UUI1 I. •*. , go by today's score—I got lucky on I f, mv nuttins " I Zar: By United AMERICAN [ Flnyer and Club All Williams Boston ..161 i Bondrenu, Cleveland ....H9 Brown, New York 146 AUillIn, Detroit my putting. 1 His opinion about the width of . the fairways was not shared by Ben Kogan, the mighty mite from Hershey, Pa, who captured the last two Los Angeles Opens ovr ~the same .territory. Little Ben says the fairways are .the widest he's ever played over some bt them ranging up to 70 yards .. across. CSGA regulations require fairways of at least 50 yards | Zarilla, St. Louis" 143 Pel. .391 Citation Picked to Win Belmont Stakes Saturday NEW YORK. June 8. (UP)—Calumet Trainer Jimmy Jones stepped forward today with the assurance that Citation will have no trouble at nil with the Btlmont Stakes mile and a half dlslancc Saturday, bill | thai Coaltown probably will not "1 know this will be the first time Citation hns gone a mile and a hull; Jones said, "but I don'c see where people get any doubt that he can go that far. He sooins to like distance. He's only rciiliy gi'tiinB started at lhe cud o( the mile and a quatter races." But Coaltown, Jones fel; was a different, story. He wouldn't commit hhuselt definitely, bu: he said (hat Coaltown was an ••unlikely 11 starter Saturday even though the junior partner in the Calumet three-year-old combine will be e-i- tcrcd. .362 .349 Favorites Lead Way In Southern Tennis Play MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 8. (UP) — Top-seeded Jack Tucro of New Or• leans led all pre-tourney favor;'es into the second day of play in thc annual Southern tennis championship meet here after a smashing victory in the opening round. Tuero blasted his wav na<st 1^0,1 Tittner of Detroi? ™" NATIONAL LEAGUE Holmes, Boslon ..121 21 45 Musinl, St. Louis ..167 38 62 Ashburn, Phila. ..nG 33 G4 Westlake, Pitts. ...107 20 39 Gllstine, Pitts. ...177 42 02 Home Runs Sauer, Reds Keltner, Indians .....'...'...','.', Ktner, Pirates , Williams. Red Sojc ',., "Musial, Cardinals ''" straighl sets, fj-0, 6-0. The 21- olcl Tiilanc university slar ronkpd 14th in the country, was never in trouble. Other favorites also ran true to lorm to move into today's play. Brynn (Bitsy) Grunt, now an aging veteran nt 37, meets Billy Duvonl of Memphis in a third- round match, Nine times .1 winner of the Southern, Grant won by default yesterday from Bernard Huh of Kansas City. Wheel-Chair Veterans Excel in CHICAGO ; All paralyzed from the waist I down because of spinal injuries ^Ithe Ciu.2 Kids basketball team of , the paraplegic ward at nines Hos- ior nine Innings last night -„., » baseball propelled by the strong !ht arm of Pete Mallory. Bear batters hit that ball saf three times. But Mobile led 1-0 until the last of the ninth w-licu Nashville scored two runs to win. Pete Wojle held the Vols scoreless until the fateful ninth. Then the Vols blasted him for the deciding scores. But the pitching ihow was Mallory's. And his males. Meanwhile mp Rarons 5 Blrmlnghnni cbntlnii- age point lead Birmingham. II looked for six the Barons meant 1 Roberts, Wayne Mat Victors over Lawson, Steddum Red Robert* and Dale Wayn« made good their return to Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling program here last night as they fought their way through the final two falls to defeat Buck Lawson and Bill Steddum In the tag match main event. Robert and Wayne started their victory march in the second fall after they had dropped the first round. They grabbed [he second and third falls 111 quick fashion to claim the victory. The match was rough all the way with free-for-alls prevailing most of the time. Wayne, Irritated be- causn of what h« termed a "raw deal"»at his last appearance here, put on a display of underhanded ladles that was second lo none. And Roberts, has never been known to miss R good scrap, followed suit. Tills was Roberts second match since being released from lhe hospital where he was treated lor a Injured eye. The once-powerful veteran was weakened considerably jy the month's hospltallzation but le proved beyond a doubt that he is still a dangerous opponent by defeating both Lawson and Steddum in the third and deciding fall. Lawson nnd Steddum captured lhe first Jail in 20 minutes of rough and tumble grappling with Lawsou defeating Roberts In. 15 minutes with body flips and pin and Steddum turned back Wayne five, minutes later with a double jack knife Roberts and Wayne waltzed through fall No. 2 in short order with Roberts eliminating Lawson in seven minutes with a crab hold and Wayne taking care or steri- dum in four minutes with a neck twist. Roberts and Wayne continued j their rampage in the third round into'and took the fall in only nine minutes, but Roberts had to do jt nil by himself after Wayne was disqualified for continued fouling. Roberts eliminated Lawsou in Jive minutes with a body pin and then took care of Etedduni in two mill- pitching and coast- ] utes In the same manner. In the two-fall preliminary matches Roberts defeated Stcddurn in 15 minutes with a surJ board hold and Lawson was awarded a decision over Wayne in 15 minutes when Wayne was chnscd from the ring for excessive fouling. ed to skid by bowing to lowly Little Rock. 5-3. while Atlanta bent Memphis. 6-0. Since both teams lost the Chicks clung to their puny two-pcrceiit- over fourth-place innings to win. as It . They led 2-0 lill the bottom half of the seventh when the Pebbles solved Jim Hcclgccock's pitching and hammered out all five of their runs. Dick Palm /Intoned for Birmingham. Marl!n Stunrt won for Little Rock with 'a Fix-hitler. In Memphis. Uie climbing lanta Crackers steadied down Memphis hill for most of nine innings but a two-run Cracker splurge near the end brought A)cx Dannellsin for relief. New Orleans sank, deeper lhe basement of the loop by falling on the short end of a 6-6 score against Chattanooga. The climbing Lookouts tallied the last four of their halt dozen runs In the fifth, then stendlcd down behind Vernon Curtis' six'-hit ed out to win. New Orleans will remain in Chat- noosa for tonight's game. Birm- igliam will play again in Little Rock. Atlanta will heart into thc fourth gnme of a five-game series at Little, Rock and Mobile stays at Nashville. Lutes, Osceola To Battle for League Lead The first place Lutes Store Bulldogs nnd the second place Osceola Indians will square off under the lights of Hale Field in Ojceola tomorrow night in battle for the lend in lhe Mississippi County Semi- Pro Baseball League. The Indians are trailing lhe Bulldogs by a half-game ninrgin and a win tomorrow night would exactly reverse the two tennis. The Bulldogs are boasting a record of fix wins'against one loss while the Indians have won only fi.'-j and lost one. This will be the first night contest for both Lutes and Osceola. Osceola was scheduled to mcc: Victoria under r!ie lights Mjv 28 but the grime was postponed clue to a conflict with farming operations. The Lutes-Osceola fracas lomor- Do?v,-ood at Victoria Sunday aftor- i.oon .11 r* j r---D-~ •-.."> ai, Junes flOS 12 |P»al defeated some of the top flvi Keep It Out ot Court, Tells Battlers BOOKKEEPER WANTED Permanent position for experienced young lady to take full charge of General Motors set of books •nd handle other office routine. Only those wilh «p«rience and proven record and thorough knowledge of bookkeeping need apply. Good sal- «ry, *ood working conditions. Apply in person or «H for interview. All applications will fa (reatcd •onfidentially. SMITH PONTIAC CO. 12« S. LILLY PHONE 4371 - ...„_ protes With both tennis wheel chairs, the paraplegics" offset the superior shooting ability of thefr opponents with tii e | r excellent wheelmanship. The opposing fives, feeling like f lsh out of W(Ue * found the two-wheeled vehicles' clumsy ami unmanageable. The llines players rode them with the same familnrity and unity of a polo player nntt his pony , - K has tired of battling ™ v f,7 wh »' t !« »"d make U p M- lore they get to court. Judge Oettiiijf ruled that hereafter a S3 court fee will be charged husbands or wives who get their mates arrested at night and decline to prosecute thc next morning. "It probably won't stop any rights." the judge said, "but at least the battles that get all the way to court will be good ones." Graziano Meets Zale in Newark Tomorrow Night NEWARK. N.J., June 8. (UP) As workmen completed the ringside layout at Ruiipert Stadium today, the Rocky Graziano-Tony Zale fight seemed to be getting the "breaks"' at last. Warm, (air weather was forecast for tomorrow night's middleweight title bout, despite showers yesterday and threatening skies today. Meanwhile, promoter Andy Nie- derreiter announced jubilantly, "we're olf the nut!" This meant that the seven wealthy men R'ho comprise thc Tournament of Champions, Inc., will at leas: brcas even on their promotional venture. Neidcrreiter, while supervising work at the stadium—home of the Newark Bears -said, "when box- office men went home last nii-ln our advance sale totalled more than {250,000. Now that the weather forecast is iavor.ible we'll do a land- office business today and tomorrow. Graziano of Brooklyn wis favored nt II to 5 to keep his middleweight crown in his third battle wilh the 34-year-old ehalleiige-- from Gary, Ind. Practically no one expected the bout to last its scheduled 15 rounds for each of their j NOW! CONCRETE ROADS give low annual cost service First cost plus maintenance cost plus car-operating costs plus long lif« Proves that concrete pavement givcj Ion- annual.cost highway service foe principal (raveled roads. ASIC YOUR PUBLIC OfflClALS fOK CONCRETE ROADS PORTUHD CEMSMt ASSOCIATION ' »U|., M.mpM. », T«w. ; A notional o-gonlialion lo , mprov , on j .„„„,, , h . „„. "C"»... roujh Ki»nimc r»t«oich orti •nglnming fl«ld « No.5.\;..US7—!.„) , $[„ _.,, , ,. «>,„. A l l.» 1 .>.w.,, p «,._,, )7 _ ;wl j_ x1Jc . MM ._ 1| FOUNTAINS! Everywhere! | Hart't Girls Victorious The Fitzpatrick Jewelers look over first place in the Blylnevllle Y's Womenji Softball League last night by Drubbing _the Peerlew cleaners ; played at ' Walk*? Perry went the distance ' el . e . rs ' « lvln « «P only five s over the five Inning route while her for th& hits two previous brawls had ended h yesterday. thev y , «moM com P | « te J in a Moreover, training team mates were committing only one orror. Shane" hurled for the o/ 5 22 S ! | nd *' a5 touchcd /or a tolal T. Gilmes and n. Whittle led the Jewelers' offensive drive, pounding out four hits In six tries. Morris paced the cleaners at bal, collect- Ing two hits in three trips. In last night's second game Hart's Bakery shoved Die girls i..i i» -:-"•-•* •"* Jn<.i;-^ux (jinsi niaunce Into the league cellar with a 17 toiSat.-Sun. 1 14 victory. Allrea hurled for the I Bakers while Little handled mound chores for Rlce-Stlx. New Theatre Manila's i-'inest Shows f.VKKV NHiur Boi Oiwns Week Dayi 7-00 fm Matinee Saturday & •- ' P.m. Cont Showing A Jingle herd of bison, Col. R. was esti 4,000,OOP animals. 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