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Thursday, June 17, 1948
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PAGE SIX ELYTHEVJLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1D4S "Ted Williams Shines as Bosox Rout Bob Feller 7-4; Pirates Move Into Tie for First Place By C«rl I.unciqulst United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, June 17. (U.P.)—Manager Lou Boudrcau of Ihe Indians' didnt realize he was creating A "Frankenstein monster" wlircli would . turn on 1U builder when he devised his famous shift to combat the right. Held hitting of Boston's Ted \Viiimms. Bttt that i< just what has happened alhtough It has taken the bean- town bean pole two seasons to master tlie art of hitting to all fields. Now there U no safe way to play him and the fact that he can spray base blows - In all directlohi must be attributed to Bouclieau's backfiring strategy. When the Cleveland pilot worked *— —— out the shift In which all defen- I «lve fielders except the third base- I Baseball Standings m«n moved to the right side of the diamond, other clubs took the cue NATIONAL LEAGUE and it hurt terrible Ted aplenty, i 'W. I,. I'ct. He was a "bust" in the 1946 World ] Boston 23 22 .560 Series against the Cardinals on ; Pittsburgh 28 22 .500 account of It. New York 21 23 But It is'a different story now ] St. l/>uis 27 23 and a sad one for Boudrean. Yes- [Philadelphia 2fi X terday, »s the oncoming Red Sox made it two straight over the leading Indians with a 7 to 4 triumph over Hobby - Feller, Williams was .virtually the whole sho'.v. Gets Five for live Boosthu; his average to a sky- high .408 with a perfect day at l>jt, he hit a homer, two doubles, and a single and drew a walk. All of his hits were off Feller and what te more, all but- the single were to left field. Bobby DoeiT :il?o hom- ered off Feller, whose slump has reached the alarming sta<:e of live -straight defeats, six straight in- ' complete games and no victories since May 19. [ After eight straight defeats Art Houtteman of the Tigers picker! up his second straight victory, an 11- ; Inning 2 to 1 decision over the [ Athletics. He gave up only five ' hits and won a duel with rookie lefty Lou Brlssle when Hoot Evcrs, Pat Mullin and Paul Campbell put over the winning run. The Yankees evened their scries at Chicago, 3 to 1 as Allle Reynolds won his seventh game. Pirate* Move Into Lead The remarkable Pittsburgh Pl- rate« mauled the Giants for 12 lilts ! and an 11 to 5 victory thai put them into a tie for first place at New York. Johnny Hopp and Wally Westlake hit homers and the Hues also profited on four Ginrrt errors and various mental lapses. The Cubs turned on the Braves at Boston after seven straight defeats at their hands and knocked them out oJ Jfrst place by mi 8 to 5 victory. x At Brooklyn, Ralph Branca had a no-hitter working for seven and -two-thirds Innings. But then Johnny Wyrostek slammed out a homer with one on and Branca gave up a second hit before the Inning ended. Those were Cincinnati's only two blows of the game as the Doilg- -«r» beat the Reds, 4 to 3. In another nlghter, the St. Louts •Browni turned on a three-run burst In the eighth to down the Senators, 8 to 5, In a see-saw at St. Louis. . St. Iritis »t Philadelphia In. ihe- Hatlonal was rained out. '. Yesterday's Star —Ted Williams of the Red Sox with a homer, two doubles, a jingle and a walk that bootted his average to .408 in a 7 to 4 yietory over the Indians. Brooklyn Cincinnati Chicago . 23 23 20 Chicks to Play Dogwood Team , Tomorrow Night The Blythevillc Chicks, still seeking their third victory of the season, will tangle will! the Hays Store nine of Dogwood In ft Mississippi County Baseball League tilt tomorrow ntBlil under the Ughls of Walker Park. Gnme time is 8 o'clock. The Chicks and Dogwood are at present tied for the league's cellar position with each having won two nnd lost six In regular league play. This will l>e tlie second meeting between the two learns. Of the six games lost by the Chicks, five of them have been ntnlh-iimincs defeats. Their only two wins have been over the league- leading Osceola Indians and the Victoria lied Sox. Dogwood defeated Blythcville In the two team's previous meeting. Tomorrow's contest will be the only night till this week with all j other teams scheduled to see action i Sunday afternoon, I Sunday's schedule will find Osccola playing at Number Nine and Victoria at Lulcs. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland . ... Philadelphia . New York . .. Detroit Washington . St. Louis . ... ChlCKKO W. 31 31 29 24 20 24' 29 20 23 14 32 Pet. .6i;o .535 .56) .528 .430 .453 .408 .304 Braves On Warpath 0 SOUTHERN LEAGUE W I,. Nashville 40 20 Mobile Memphis . .. Birnnnyhiun . Atlanta . ... Cbattauooya . Little Rock . New Oilcnns . 36 . 31 . 31 . 28 27 . 24 . 24 1'et. .(id .GOO .52^ .1)17 ,45'j .435 .414 J93 Yesterday's Results • SOUTHERN LKAOUB NiRht panics: i Atlanta 11. Memphis 4. Birmingham 5, Little Rock -1. Nashville '2, Mobile 1. Ncsv Orleans 13, ChiiltanooBn 5 65,000 Tickets For Louis-Wolcott Bout to Be Sold NEW YORK, June 17. (UP)—As Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott ii'silniL-cl buxlng preparations at their camps today, the 20th Century Club annulment the supporting card and sealing layout for their tide fight at Yankee Stadium Wednesday flight. H. A. Bislaud of the box office announced that a total of 53,000 seals would be reserved at prices ranging from S10 to $50. They will Include! 10,000 field scats, 113,000 In the lower stands, 12,000 in the rnez- 7-nnine, nnd 15.COO in the upper stands. If 12,000 bleacher leals arc any behove the Braves are the danger in the National League, id among the reasons are Warren Spahn, left, and Bob Elliott, ilting c!c:m-up. Southpaw Spahn is out to duplicate his 2l-game tason and 2.33 carned-run average at last year. Third baseman Illioll seeks to repeat as the elder circuit's most valuable player. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 11, New York 5. Chicago 8, Boston 5. Brooklyn 4, Cinoinnati 3. St. Louis at Philadelphia (nost- joncd, rain). AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 3, Chicago 1. Detroit 2, Philadelphia 1 (ill Innings). Boston 7, Cleveland 4. St. Louis 6, Washington 5. Vols Edge Mobile on Workman's 20th Homer; Crackers Dump Chicks 11-4 Cotton Pickers In Win Over Forrest City Cracking out 13 hiU off two Forrest City pitchers, the Blytheville Cotton Picker* hung up their lO'h victory of the reason last night, downing the Forest City Junior Legion team 12 to I under the arc* of Walker Park. The Pickers ihook loo«€ In the third Inning after letting off to i shaky start, to push across four rui'.i and then coasted behind tile five-hit hurling of Kenny Merrill lo victory. Merritt held the junior Mustangs scoreleu for three innings before being touched for three tallies in th* fourth. Merritt showed good form in hanging up hi> eighth win of the ye»r, striking out 11 men and giv- ng up only three free pass*;. Nichols opened on the mound for tile visitors but was showered from the hill in the fifth inning; when the Pickers got to him for five rum. Woodyard took over from there to finish the game. The loss was charged to Nichols. Mel Hay, the Pickers' second baseman, led his team at bat, pounciin? out three single. 1 ; in four official, tunes at bst. Third baseman Cliff Wixson collected three hits in live (rips and Charles "Ruff" Lutes scored four runs but failed to register a hit. Merritt accounted for the Pickers' only extra base blow, a triple in the third inning. Forrest City's five Dingles were distributed evenly among five players and only one was for extra bases, a double by second baseman Kessinger in the fifth inning. By Gene Tattcrson United I'ress Sporls Wilier ATLANTA, Gil., June 17. (UP)— Charley Workman continued to I Manager Larry Gilbert acted most j Mutineer Lary Gilbert :.clctl most phiccd on sale Wednesday evening, .shrewdly In importing him from as expected, the total seals f.or the O'ikl-md Charley socked his 20th home ru.i f t , , t L , t jt> abo ., r(i u , the si h f , • nl , N T ls]n ,i]ip ..,.,„ -, s ,,.„ Vok fi,,v'v fi^ht would approximate 65,01)0. Matchmaker cliiekic Boyad an-' noimced at} all-heavyweight sup- ' porllnK curd Hint will cost $12,000. : It includes three six-round bouts and four four-rcnmdcr.s. The sup- | porting cnrd Includes n four-round ! bout between Wade Chanccy. .lack- i souvllle, Fa., and Richard llagan, i Chicago. [ Louis was favored at 14 to 5 over Walcott In brisk betting. Rock 5-4. O'Brien smashed two home runs, his 11th and '12th, both with the sacks empty. Don Carter, the Barons' new I'.urler, was relieved in the fifth after the Pebbles had netted all four of their scores. cPte Modica finished and got credit for winning. Softball Leaders To Tangle With Phillips Tonight H»ys Store's league-leading Grocers will put their newly-acquired status on the 1 line tonight when they meet the Phillips Motor Company nine In a City Softball League contest at Walker Park. I This will be the first meeting of I these two teams this season and It will constitute the second-half of tonight's scheduled twin bill. In j the first game the cellar dwelling ! Coca Cola Bottlers, will tangle with \ the Blytheville Motor Company Motormen. The first game is slated for g o'clock. ] Tonight's games will wifld up first-round play in the league. Next week's play will be restricted to the maklng-up of games cancelled during the first-half with second- round play to get underway Jtirtt 29. Atlanta moved into the quarterfinals of the cotton stales Tennis Tourney here today as one ranking entry was knocked out of the play. Floyd, (he defending Champion, eliminated another Atlanllan, EUsa Brown, 6-2. 6-3. But Andy 1'aton fifth-seeded Big Nine Champion from Ann Arbor. Mich, lost Us Jack Sunderlaiid of Katamazoo, Mich,, 6-1, -5J. Second-seeded Wade Herren of Birmingham, Ala. also reached, the quarter-final round with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Ed Semple of Miami. Third-place game nearer Memphis fell to fourth-place Bir- Barbara, Canine Advances In Women's Golf Tourney OOtiUMBUS, O., June -17. (UP)— A game little girl Who has-to a heavy brace because of a broken bacld met medalist Grace Lcnciyx today in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Women's Golf Tournament. Despite her handicap, Barbara Canine of Western Michigan battled her way to a quarterfinals victory over Bttty Richaart ol Illinois, 1 up in 19 holes, yesterday. Today she met in Miss Lenczyk, Stetson University member of the U.S. Curtis Cup Team, the heavy favorite to win the touiney. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE No games scheduled. . NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh at New York Cincinnati nt Brooklyn. Chicago at Boston (2t St. Louis at Philadelphia, night AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston nt Cleveland. Philadelphia at Detroit. Washington at St. Louis (night) (Only games scheduled) Baront Buy Outfielder ! BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 17. — (UP)--The Birmingham Karons today signed Jimmy Wasdcll, former major league outfielder. He will join the club tomorrow night at Nash- vlllt.and play left field. Wasdcll played with Buffalo last year and hit -309. including 33 doubles, two triples and 13 homers. MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS .By United Press Leading batsmen: National League Player and Club AB R Musial, St. Louis IDS 45 Holmes. Boston 161 20 Westlake, P'sburgh 132 34 Ashburn, Hhirphm 199 36 Gustlne, P'sburgh 207 46 American League Pliiycr and Club Williams, Biteloj) Boudreau, Cleveland Brown, New York Kell. Detroit Lindcil, New York Zarilla, St. Louis. iflune Runs Saucr, Reds 19 Kiner, Pirates 17 Kc-Hner, Indians 15 Williams. Red So.x 13 Roy Robinson Favored To Beat Docusen Tonight CHICAGO. June 17. —(UP—Wei-' IcnvciRht Champion rtay "Sugar" j Robinson was a 3 to 1 favorite today ,o retain hls*tille in a 15 round bout touicht Bernard DOCMISCMI. 21-year-old challenger from New Orleans. Docuscu was expected lo weigh about 14(5 pounds, one under the weight limit, while Robinson was fifiuretl to hit 147 pounds, Toniuht's scrap will be Robinson's third defense of the title he won in December. 101(i after he defeated Tommy Bell. Now he has aspirations for the middleweight title held by Tony Kale and has offered Zale $150.000 guarantee to meet him In a title match later. His nffer was contingent upon his successful defense ni::itnst Docusen, who has lost only two in 59 fights. Sez You! Pet. .3Hi) .350 :iu .329 got Mobile's mimlK-r, 2-1. That returned the Vols' four- iu the Southern. And it showed, ngnin that Charicy Workman, who hits hard to right field where Nashville's Suiter Dell gets narrow nnd Just us hnrd In bigger parks, is mildly sensational. He batted Just under .300 on the Pacific Coast last, season. But this year he has completely outdistanced the league's hitters \vith hLs 7tf runs batted in: And he has tiori tenjnmale Charley Gilbert's league- leading homer recotd. And at 30, with a major league past, the slugging outfielder has Lurned into a manager's dream witU hLs scattershot ready when llyj ducks are on the pund. Workman's lluirur U'ins It, Look tlie Workman blow tn whip Ihe stubborn Bears and their | pitcher Pete Wojie who yielded six I hit.s iiad six only, The- Bears go- eight, off Dick Conger, who was relieved in ihe final scvcnlh by Ben Wade. The nightcap of a scheduled double header was rained out. In Birmingham the battered Barons took heart behind Tommy O'Brien's lead and shaded Little AB R, H ?•;'„ 184 48 75 .4:3 178 35 GC J71 156 24 63 .310 136 17 4fi .339 120 25 42 .J33 162 21 5* .333 imngham by bowing 11-4 to Atlaii- la. And the loss was the Chinks' osvn fault. They smacked 10 hits off Atlanta's pitcher. Norman Brown, while the Crackers managed only half a do/en off Chuck Eiscmnann, Bill IJriggs and Roman Brunswick in that order, But Memphis errors totaled four, find three of their runs had to wail unlit the eighth, and ninth innings. Brown became the loop's Mrst hurler to win 10 game* this seaman. Clock llils (or Circuit Charley Clock, Cracker thirri- sackcr whose batting this year up 10 now has looked terible. shook off his jinx and blasted two home runr, out at Potice De Leon Park to ba- in five runs and dead the Cracker hitting attack. Cellarbound New Orleans, sat just percentage points out af Litile Rock's seventh place after -smearing Chattanooga 13-S with 14 hard hits and neat pitching by George Diehl. Vernoti Curtis stayed on the Lookout mound until the second — long enough to lose. Tlie vtciovs Pels tallied, seven times in a wild first inning. Tonight no games a IP scheduled in Lhc Southern Association, Riggs to Meet Cooke In Pro Tennis Play NEW YORK, June 17. —(UP) — Cocky little Bobby Riggs, defending his championship, met the Cooke who might spoil the broth In the national professional tennis tournament quarterfinals 'today. His opponent was Elwood Cooke of New York, who showed upset potentialities yesterday when he downed the tourney's third-seeded foreigner. Pierre Pellizza of France, 12-10, 4-6, 6-1, 10-8. Riggs, meanwhile, earned his way into the round of eight with a trouble-less 6-0, 6-1, 6-3, win over Richard York. Van Denbosch. of New Early All-Star Balloting Gives Williams Lead CHICAGO, June 17. (UP)—Boston Reel Sox left fielder Ted Williams rushed ahead today with the Individual lead in the second tabulation of ballots that will decide the lineups in the 15th annual all- star game. Williams, American League's batting leader, took 2,944 votes in the 8,188 lineups tabulated. Lou Boudreau, Cleveland's manager-shortstop, was second with 2,826 and Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankee center fielder, third with 2,784, DiMaggio led last year. In the National League, left fielder Stan Musial and right fielder Eiios Slaughter of the St. Louis Cardinals were in one-two position, with Musial receiving 2,618 and Slaughter 2,509. The new count, placed Bntcc Edwards, Brooklyn Dodgers, before Phil Masi. Boston, as National League catcher. Edwards had 1.T18 votes, 1,624. The Indians 1 Ken Keltner moved ahead of the Tigers' George Kell in the race for the American Lengue third-base post. Buddy Rosar of the Athletics led for the catcher's job. The all-star balloting continues until midnight July 5. Newspapers, radio stations and magazines in 47 states and the District of Columbia are cooperating. I T s Russia Won't Compete In Summer Olympics LONDON, June 17. (UP)—Russia will not participate in the Olympic Games this Summer. _,. , . . i "« uvuic4 uirtii ^mi The deadline for entries passed I lhe 42nd So , llhem Billy Key Sets Pace In Southern Golf Play ATLANTA. Ga., June 17. — (UP> — A fichi of 32 goiters who needed no better than par to qualify today without a peep from behind the iron curtain, even though Radio Moscow was reporting that R Len- mgrad athlete javelin had broken the throw record for Amateur Golf Tourney went into match-play competition today with a 17-year-old yoimgster named Billy Key leading world's javelin throw record for j "^my Balked olt with medalist n ,' , . honors in qualifying round.; yesler- Riissla s refusal to compete in the day . The sensational Columbus. Ga. games was no surprise. As early as boy was , ne only entrv lo ,„, ncTaiTud".^ 0 .- "r:°l, sl i°^ 5 .°l:' "*>™ »; ^ m thc °^™z *-*>* clal , si>ld Uwt his nation had not medal play. ufficiently recovered from the rav- H!s total Musial, Cnrclirihls 13 Read Courier News Want Ads. t TCMWK, BLENDED WHISKEY. 86.8 PfWf. 65% Gnin Neulnl Spirits. t«»P""-DlstiH«nCorpor«thy>. Chiyslei i'vv York Dismissal of Paternity Suits Against Gov. Fc Sought by Divorcee CULLMAN", Ala.. June 1. (UP)— Petitions to dismiss the nntcrntty suits npalnst Oo\ r . Janios E. Folsoin were filed today in circuit court here. i Chancery Court Clerk C. H- Keller salcl « petition \vns filed by divorcee NTs. Christine Pulmnn Johnston to dismiss her suit seek- , ing to establish hprscl! as the common lius - wife of Folsom. A similar suit was filed by Cnrlcr Putman in behalf of the two-year-old Jjoy who had sought to name Polsoni as his father. Putman is tlie boy's imijle. However. Mrs. Johnson's attorney, Kinsman Shelblirne or Blr- niiiiKhiini. iinmedintcly filed objections to dismissal of the boy's case. Circuit Jud^e James H. Crow, Jr., set a hearing on the objections for July 1. The governor, who Is vacaclon- Ing at Gulf Shores near Mobile, lost the lirst round lust week n-licn Judge Crow ruled that the suits miist he tricrt .Tlie dismissals asked > by Mrs. Johnston anil her son came as a surprise. The petitions were filed only in her name and Pntmail's name. Their lawyer's nfimc was not entered on- the petitions. NLkB Rejects Petitions ages of war to go into sports in a big way. was one stroke better than that of a kid champ of a dozen years ago, Danny Yatcs of u Atlanta. Yatcs sliced two strokes Heart Institute Bill Signed' 'rom par on the second 18 and added it to R three-over-par first round for a 143. Frank Ford of Charleston. S. C,. , WASHINGTON. June 17— (UP) —President Truman has signed a . , bill establishing a National Heart I B^'ned a third-place tie with Al Suits Against GOV. Folsom For Union Shop Elections Institute for research into circula- ! Besselink of Miami and Gene Dahl- ' .ory ailments. It will be part of tlie! tender, Jr. of Atlanta. All had 145's. WASHINGTON, June 17. -(UP) — The National Labor Relations Board has rejected petitions for union shop elrrtions in four slates which ban the union shop. Administrative rulings made public today showed that the board had thrown out petitions of the Teamsters U n i o n. Amalgamated Street Electric Railway Employes, both AFIj. and United Auto Workers and Textile Workers, both CIO, h Georgia, Virginia, Iowa and Florida. These latest rulings were "in I with Ihe board's formal decision ^fay 21 that union shop elections under the Tatt-Hartley Law cannot be held until all pertinent state requirements have been met. Public Health Service and >arable to the service's Cancer In- ; Cotton States Tennis Play ititute. _ . _ . ,. , Read Courier News Want Ads. Reaches Quarterfinals SYLACAUGA, Ala.. June 17.— (UP)—Top-seeded Donald Floyd of **»*^«*>>>>>"*>r:<o;>>>>>^ Read Courier News Want Ads. BLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Read Courier News Want Ads. Lou Bondrcau speaks np'for his high-flying Cleveland Indians, and in no uncertain tone. Hero Cleveland's shortstopping manager gels aboard Art Papavclla about a called ball thai he suspected mighl'have been a strike. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. New Theatre Manila's finest Shows KVKRV NIGHT Box Opens Wrck D.ijs 1:00 p.m Mnlince Saturday A Sonday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Show Starts WecVcla.vs 7:(X> p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Thursday A- Friday {DOUBLE FEATURE) / Pat O'BRIEN A - RuthWARRICKf* PROFIT By Reading the Classifie'd Ad» Every Day! 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