The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1948 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 18, 1948
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PAG1 BIZ Pirates Take Third Straight f From New York 8-7; Voiselle Hurls Braves to Double Win By C«r! J.nndquirt United l"r«sj SporU Writer M5W TOBK, Jun« 18. tU.P.)—If tl)« Pirate pitchers wore robes !n- (twd of baseball uniforms they coutd double as Supreme Court Justlcw but those "II old men" are keeping manager Bill Meyer's club up In a contending position just the same. Meyer ha* the blggjst mound corps in the majors but, because most of itt members are long past their prime, hfc insists that he has to carry that many in order that they get enough rest between turn*. And th»t is Just what they get. »— . . Among his so-called regular starters Vic Lombard! nnd Klrby Hifbo average 7',-i days betuvcn turns, Ernie Bonham and Fritz Os- termueller go about every ninth .day and Elmer Singleton every llth tiay. Only Elmer Riddle goes regularly with Just six days between turns. BLYTHEVILLE ' (ARK.)' COURIER NKWg Moving to Philadelphia today af- Atlanta . SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. t,. Pet, Nashville 40 20 .M7 Mobile 36 24 .coo Memphis 31 Birmingham 31 ter sweeping the three-game scries with the Giants, Meyer had five pitchers ready for action who didn't throw a ball In New York, In addition to the so-called regulars he has such spot pitching nrtisis as Rip Sewell, Hal Gregg, and Bob Chesnes. who work about once every two weeks as starters. Ifigbe U'orks in Relief In yesterday's 8 to 7 victory Meyer cashed in on Hisbe's new talents as a relict pitcher, using him to stop the Giants after they scored four runs in the eighth one short of a tie. And Higbe did just that striking out the last two batters in the ninth. After the Giants took an early lead on homers bv Jolin Mizc, Bill Rigncy. Bobby Thorn- »ori, and Will -Marshall, the Hues c»m« back and went ahead when Kd Stevens hit a three-run homer. At Boston, the Braves broke the first place tic with the Pirates by coming from behind to win both games of a double bill from Chicago, .7 to 6 and 8 to 1. Bill Voiselle wns credited with each triumph in relief roles. ' Stan Musial, with three hits In at many times at bat, raised his batting mark to .398 and helped the cardinals score a 4 to 1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies'in i night game. Trailing 1 to 0 In the eighth, the Cardinals sewed up the game when the filled the bases on rookie Curt Simmons and Mu- jsial cleared them with a long triple, j Howie TDK spotted the Uoctgers three runs In the first inning, then settled down and pitched a 5 to 3 victory for Cincinnati at Brooklyn. Red So* Beat Indians The Red Sox swept their three gime series with the Indians at Cleveland, winning the finale 8 to 6as Dom DiMaggto's homer put them ahead to stay. Vern Stephens of Boston and Ken Keltner and Jo* Gordon or Cleveland hit earlier homers. Keltner's homer was hU 16th. The Athletics topped the Tigers, S to 2_at Detroit, cashing In on three unearned runs set up on errors by George Kell and Dick WaJwfleld. Carl Schelb went the route to score his fifth victory, a •U -hUt*r. The Yankees and White Sox had an open date and the Senators and Browns were rained out at St. Louts. Yesterday's Star—Bill Voiselle of the Braves who won both ends of a double header over the Cubs In relief roles, 1 to 6 and 8 to 7, bringing him seven victories for the sea- ion. Jhattanooga . Little Hock . . New Orleans . Boston . Pittsburgh . St. Louts ., New York .. Philadelphia Brooklyn Chicago AMERICAN UiAGUE W. £,. Cleveland Philadelphia . .. New York Detroit Boston Washington . St. Louis . ... Chicago . .... Baseball Standings 28 20 35 as 14 31 NATIONAL LKAGUE W. L. . 30 . 29 . 211 . 31 . SO' . 23 . 24 . 20 For the Last Time 31 17 32 22 29 22 28 26 25 26 24 29 20 29 14 32 Babe nuth, one of the greatest ol Yesterday'* Results SOUTHERN L«AOUK No games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 9, New York 8. Cincinnati 5. Brooklyn 3. Boston 7-8. Chicago 0-7. St. Louts 4. Philadelphia 1. .„„ --- '-,'rcats, takes off his uniform, .«3 N °' 3l '"'' tllc lasl tlme ! " Ncw york ' "* u ls 110W r cll «^ following Yankee !«8 (Stadium's .silver anniversnry ceremonies. Tne uniform will be" kept at .3d Coopcrstown Hall ci Fame and Kutirs locker will be sealed. (NEA Telephoto. ) AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 8, Cleveland 6. Philadelphia 5. Detroit 2. Washington nt St. Louis, postponed, rain). (Only gnines scheduled).. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE IA11 night Barnes), Atlanta at Chnttntiooga (2). Mobile nt Little Rock. New Orleans at Memphis. Birmingham at Nashville. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Brooklyn. St. txiuls at New York. Cincinnati at Boston (nights. Walcofrt and Louis Whip into Shape For Wednesday Night's Title Bout By Jack Cuddy !United I'rras Sports Writer] GftENLOCH, N. J., June 18. (UP) —Through rest and relaxation Jersey joe Walcott hnd reclined today much of the sharpness needed ir Wednesday night's title flglit Cione . were (lie tell-tales of stateness that alarmed observers on Tuesday anci caused the challenger's handlers to reduce drnsti- cally his training efforts. passed three tests In condition yesterday; ccment.s he would retire. Whut if Louis insists upon tiring? re- Chicks-Lcmgston Missco League Game Postponed The Blythevlll* Chicle-Dogwood Mississippi County league buebsll game tcheduled for Walker Park tonight has been postponed dun to wet grounds, It. WM announced today. Rains last night and early this .norning forced postponement of ihe contest. The game will be made up. Two other league contests are on schedule (or Sunday iflernoon with Oceola meeting ijmgston store a; Number Nln« and Victoria playing Lutes it LuU». Both games are scheduled to get underway at 3:30 Highlighting Sunday'! play will be the Osceola-Number Nine contest which will have considerable bearing on the league lead. Osceola Is at prwent holding the loop's top spot with Number Nin« tle<i for fourth. However the Nlnu-i have been clouting the ball at a merry clip during the past two weeks, and have been earmarked the danger team ot the league. A loss by Osceola and a win by iMtes would push the Indians out, of the league lead with Lutes nosing ahead. Chick Halfback to Infer Chattanooga University; Won Three B.H.S. Letters Harold "Huck" Traylor, ISO- pound halfback and co-captain of the BIytheville High School Chicks has announced that he will enttr Chattanooga University at the beginning of the Pall term i n September. v Traylor, a lliree-year letter winner at DHS, received honorable mention all-state honors in 1046 Although injuries hampered him the greater part, of last season Traylor was the Chicks second ton ground-gainer with a total of 135 yarus gained In 79 tries for an average of 9.3] yards per try. Traylor graduated from Blytheville High School last month. Cotton States Tennis Play Enters Semi-Finals Walcoti replied. "I got a contract, SYLACAUGA, Aia.. June 18 (UPl tlm says I got to right him: but j -Defending -champion Dona let L aml « ot ." Contract that says he's Floyd of AUanu faced the thi4i of a Yankee invasion in the semifinals of the Cotton states tennta , tournament here today as he facert Jack Sunderlnnd of Kalamazoo FRIDAY. JUNK 18, 1948 •Ionus Player Hoxie Man, 83, Killed By Frisco Freight Train HOXIE, Ark.. June. 18 (UP) _. Funeral .services are being planned here today for Robert M. Wlllett 83, who was killed yesterday when struck by a Westbound Frisco Hail- road freight train. Officials said Wlllett apparently did not see or hear the train He is survived by his wife and one daughter. Read Courier News Want. Ads. Hugh Frank Radcliffe, 19-year-old Thomaston. Ca.. high school £f «n n nrJ? <?° m ? n i M 5 1 S ' gn t wilh lhc philli " for a reported bonus oi $40,000. jJcout Johnny Nee looks on wilh lhc expression of a child with its hand in the cookie box. Louis Down to 21j PO.MPTON LAKES, N. J., June -..•i.ju u , is.mamazoo 18 i UPl—The experts were still ' Mich., the only Northerner left in differing today on the condition of "ie_.5liow. overcame another Yankee quarter-finals yesterday Pittsburgh (night). at Philadelphia AMERICAN LEAGUE (All night games i. New York at St. Louis. Washington at Chicago, Host on nt Detroit. Philadelphia at Cleveland.. heavyweight champion Joe Louis With his return title bout with ln —- ,.„,* ycsierai-y Jersey Joe Walcott only five days 1 "eating Al Hetzick of HamtramcX m nr- M- > M ^, „ ? w 'l y> tne Brown Domb " appeared • Mid'-. 6-0, 6-2. Sunderland mear.- v i- v L VmeMti Na «l""o of the; to-be reeainlng his old "zinc." nnd , while was beatin? » Southern c o ?r rt°i f° * Col » m 's5ion's;nlso i s adopting a defense against' "T. Leslie Longshore of Anistoi staff declared Jersey Joe was in; a right hand punch. Ala., by the same score AmiU>!1 ' er physical and mentnl con-: But in the opinion of others who - In the other semi-final nnr -h m than for his first fight with , watched him work four more J today. Harcourt Waters of Ne v Or rollllt ls yesterday against four dif- 'eatis faces Wade Herrcn of' Ki,~ fercnt spnrmates, I-onis still is easyl minsham, AJa., and Wane Unf to hit. He's not moving too fast— versity. although he's down to the 215 " pounds he expects to carry into ! Thirtv F~., n it • Yankee Stadium next Wednesday J ^"'"f-rOUr Qualifying Robinson-Docusen Fight Postponed Until Monday CHICAGO. June 18. (UP)—Welterweight champion Ray "Sugar" Robinson, irked by postponement of his title fight with Bernarl Docusen of New Orleans, scheduled a training session today in an attempt to hold down his weight. The bout, scheduled for last night was postponed until Monday because of threatening weather. .Tbe postponement was announced after a conference between promoters and the Illinois Athletic Commission, on>> two hours before the fight was scheduled to begin. The Monday date was the first available because of the White Sox schedule at Comiskey Park, scene of the bout. Robinson had struggled lor weeks to make the 147-pound welterweight limit for the weighing-in ceremonies. He barely made the grade. \Rain Delays Softball Games in City League. Ruin postponed play In the City Softball League last night. The two games scheduled to be played lar- night win be played next week if possible. J. P. Garrott. "Y" director, said today. Kew Theatre Manila's finest Shows KVfcKV NIGHT j Boi Opens W«k Days 7:00 ', Matinee Saturday & Snn<1ay Sat.-San. 1 p.m. ConL Showinr Show Sl»rl« Weekdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.; Sunday Z p.m. Ust lime Today ___ (DOUBLE FEATURE) " " wiM man n~> ---- . / Rat O'BRfFV J ^ Also Short Louis 'in December. I2> The sleeky, muscular scrap- far per in the purple tights Bobby Locke Leads Way In Annual Victory Open CHICAGO, June 18. (UP)—Bob- bf Locke, the South African golfing •wSau-d, led the field today at the quarter mark of the sixth annual Victory Open by virtue of a record- smashing six-under-par 65. Dick Metz, the Arkansas City, Kan., veteran was second, two strokes behind Locke. Johnny Revolt! of Evinston, 111 and Jim Turnesa, White Plains, 'N.V., were tied with 69 for fourth place. Miss Gunther Ahead In Tennessee Golf Play MEMPHIS. Tenn,, June 18. (UP) —With all out-of-towners eliminated, four Memphians vied today in the semi-!i«ali O f the sunns'; Tennessee Women's Golf Touni«- ment. Margaret Gunther, defending champ and medalist, was the tourney favorite after breezing throu<r. her quarber-fin?.l match with former tiUut Mrs. Leon Solomon 6 and Kramer to Meet Budge In Lawn Tennis Tourney NEW YORK, June 18. (UP) — Rudely jolted by a narrow escape in Ihe miarter-Iiiiiils, favorite JacA Kramer faced a grim task todny in the 21st annunl nntionnl proV.s- lawn tennis championships at rorrst fliits. Play in the tourney lodny will be limited to doubles, and Kramer \v;ll tangle with rcdhaircd Don Bud^e tomorrow in a singles semi-fins'.. Defending champion Bobby Hisgi will face Prank Kovacs in the other semi. „„., .... more buoyant and alert during five rounds of light sparring than during Tuesday's lethargic drill. I3i He took confident command of bis final press conference nnd he .surprised about 40 sports writers with his mentnl agility. Final I'rcss Conference At the close of that conference. advisor Felix Bocchicchio announced that the Iron curtain had descended upon Walcott and that there would be no more interviews tint' alter the fight. Four Southerners Homed To Committee on Steel ATLANTA. Ga.. June 18. (UP) — The Department, of Commerce to- eay announced appointment of /our Newspaper men will be permitted Southerners to a steel industry com- Olympic Tryouts Open In Minneapolis Today MINNEAPOLIS. June 18. (UP>_ The biggest and strongest field In national collegiate track history went out today alter a spot in final trials for the greatest prize in amateur athletics—a chance :o compete in the Olympics. Aima-,1 350 athlctci trom a rnm- rtred colleges and universities across tho nation opened the 27th annual NCAA track and field meet at th° University of Minnesota's Memorial Stadium. Their sights were on a larger goal—the Olympic Inout.s at Evanston, II!., earjy next month. BASEBALL TONIGHT Blytheville Chicks to watch his light sparring sessions on Saturday and Sunday, but they will nor be permitted to tnlk to him, Jersey J« was held im-nm- nnmlciulo for a longer period before tiic December battle. During the press conference, Walcott said he would be willing to defend the title in September, if he won Wednesday night He explained he had a contract for a return bout with Louis, in spite O f the champion's repeated announ- mit tee on the voluntary agreement? Tho£e named were P. H. McKen- noy. Atlanta: Henry J. Allison Charlotte, N.C.. and George W. Smith and W. W. French, bolh of Birmingham. The sro.ip win serve on advisory committees representing general merchant steel products distributors The program was .set up by 'lie I steel industry and government to NEW YORK. June ta <OPl- Thlrty-four sectional oualifvinc i centers ;or go lf ers ie eking the 210 Places in the 48th u S Amateur' championship at Memphis AUE TO i Sept. 4. were picked today by' the U. S. Golf Association Qunliiying medal play rounds will! be held Aug. 16 with defending I champion Robert (Skee) Riegcl of' Gncdale. Calif., and British amateur champion Prank Stranahan heading the tiny group of former American and British titlists exempt from qualifying. , Joe Dey. secretary of the USGA, said the entry deadline is S p.m. Aug, 1. Golfers will enter qualifying rounds at centers nearest their home. worlt out voluntary distribution and other problems involving use of steel. Southern Amateur Golf Tourney at Quarter Mark ATLANTA, Ga.. June 18. (UP) — Eight golfers who survived the first two rounds of match play in (h e «nd annual Southern Amateur Tournament went out today to cut their number to two in sudden- death play. The quarter-finalists found themselves minus the defending champion, Tommy Barnes of Atlanta and medalist Biliy Key of Columbus Ga.. both victims in the first elimination day orj the capital City Course. Gene Dahibender, Jr.. of Atlanta, was rated the favorite amonff the slim group of survivors, with George Hamer of Columbus, 1946 winner and second to Barnes last year, In the number two position. They might well meet In tomor- Frklay "BLONDIE'S REWARD' with Penny Sin?le(on and Arthur Lake Saturday 'Son of Roarin' Dan" with Jolinny Mack Brown Saturday "Lone Rider In Frontier Fury" with George Huston and Al (Fuziy) St. John Serial "Mysier.v River Boat" Also Comedy SATURDAY OWL SHOW "VOICE OF THE WHISTLER" with Richard T>i* and Lynn Merrlck Serial: "Black Widow" Also Comedy Saturday Owl Show I STOLE A MILLION Selected Short Subjects Sunday and Monday "THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE" with Ronald Reagan and Eleanor Parker Sunday and Monday (DOUBLE FEATURE) '^f .TWO K < SISTERS \ ,' BOSTON "CITY FOR CONQUEST" with James <7agne.T and Ann Sheridan Also News A Cartoon. vs. Dogwood Walker Park Starting time 8 p.m. ' 'tf •/ Iclls Another I ne man that Schenley makes perfect summer drinks. That's why it's always worth asking for this meli CIGARETTE SPECIAL! 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