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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 23, 1948
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TAG* Baseball Standing! SOUTHERN USAGUE i Nashville Mobile 1 Memphis Rain Threatens Postponement OfLouis-WalcottBout Tonight; Million Dollar Gate Expected Bt Jxk CmUy VnHti I'rtt*. Sport* M'lU*r NOW YORK. June 2,'f. lU.PJ—As Jot I/oms and Jersey ,lo« Walcott • winled |ht bell for their million-dollar heavyweight title fight *t Yankee Stadiusi tonight, the U. s. Weather Bureau Indicated rtin might c«use • postponement ol the bout, The forecust included: "occasional shower* and afKnioon or evening thunderstorms. Partial clearing at night." The uncertainty about tlle wrath-* . •i' was matched by uncertainty as 10 whether this was lo be !<mi.V lust .bout. He has said rejieaterily ihat he »il! mire after toniphi, but his co-managers Marshall M Ics «"d John flo\ borough insist that the question will be decided by his showing tonight. If ihis should be the end o[ the i „.,., trail for Louis, it. will mark ihe TIII end of the lowest reign In lx> a vy- ,., , weight htstorv. UMIJS won I lie crown ' Npw tram Jim Braddock ll years ago yesterday, i U necessary, Ihis second meetiiii: of the 34-year-old Negro scran- ' nosi pcrs would lie postponed until tomorrow nielli, sol Strauss of the 20lh Centurv Huh said Friday nhht and Saturday ninht nl.-o are. available al the staciium without extra rental. Ticket Sales BrKk' Neither today's forecast nor yesterday's rains le;,=c-ned the demand for tickets, Strauss attired. Wii.Ii more than $800.000 "alienciy in the till,'' he iinperi for a crowd of more than 50,001) and a gnte of nearly »I,000.000. Walcott. who nearly wrob'.cd I lie crown from Louis last Dec. 5, was Quartered in a hotel Msidison Square Garden, where Die weigh-In ceremony v 111 be staged- Louis was scheduled to motor i In from pompton Lakes, N. J. In ; lime, lor llie wrlgh-in. He expected ' lo scale between 2H and 215: Wai- j coU, about 194 1 .-;. (AM.)' COUHtMl W. . . . 4.1 ... ns .., M ... 32 ... •» .. -JH .... as Kilowatters Win Second Place Tie Phillips Ttorn Bowt To Ark-Mo Outfit In Make-Up Gam* The Ark-Mo Kilowatters, two consecutive set backs, got. back on Ihe winning trail last night, by nosing oul, Ihe Phillips Motor "company nine 11 lo 9 In a City Softball J.eaRiir. itmke-uy UK at Walker Park last night. The win S ave the KHowaUers A season record of live wins against two losses and it left them In a two-way ii» with Sullivan-Nelson 'Hoi; '<"' second place in the loop stand• ns ' Inns. Stewart Gurtey was the winning pitclier for Kllowatlcrs <lesj>itc the fact he required relief from Billy l>enton in the final innliiK. The dame was alilnevlalixl to only six frnnies due lo tlie 9:31) time limit on the first contest. Gmley save uji only .six lills In In a Cloud of Dust Pet .531' .530' .438 412 ' .394 i Pittsburgh. Si. Louis New York Philadelphi; Cincinnati ' Rrnoklvn . i ClllCHSO . Cleveland Hoslon ... . Detroit Washington Chicago NATIONAL rKACiUE .536 tlle five Innings thai he worked but •TJ 2< .571 , his wlldnes.i and several errors by . 32 29 23 as :M :<s 33 . . .501 i ''Is leanimales kept him In trouble ' throughout the contest. Ark-Mo col- lectori a tola] of elchl .safeties off! Johnny lies off i £5H Uonner i *' ri if.AGvr W. L. 35 IS 33 -M 34 IS 'M a« 'if, 2fl K :i2 —. n M 34 Yesterday'* Result* SOUTHERN LEV GUI Nashville 5. Atlanta 4. Support [or Walcott was increas- ' Mol >ile :i-'J. Memphis 2-.7. ing rapidly. Betting tightened 10 e Roc * ll ' K{w O rl «»ns to U2 12-5 favoring lauis, and a )Wll of "'"'"I" 11 79 sporti writers disclosed that 3:1, "'"""'Snain S. Chaltanooga 7. of Ihem picked the challenger. The betting price may he Irss than ^-1 when they enter the ring. . As ihe. Detroit Negro attempted the 25th defense of his crown, he. •»'a s fayore<t for three majorressons: . (1) his record or BO victories in ,;t ) professional fights Is one of the' most, notable in ring history; 1211 0!espl(e his narrow escape In De-' cember, he Is still champion alter the longest and busiest- reign In heavyweight annals; (3) hr knocked oul all nine opponents who faced him In return bouts. Chimp Much Sharper Moreover, the champ was expected to be much sharper tonight than In December when he had sroom- ed. for a challenger he regarded as » washed-up push-over. And be- i cause he found. Walcott a. fast-1 • tepplng, elusive opponent In December he was expected (o slow : htm rtown with body blows lonlRht. j NATIONAL I.E.AGUE St. Louis S, Boston 2. Cincinnati S, Philadelphia 4. Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, rain. Chicago at New York, rain. AMFRfCAN I.KAGUE Cleveland 5, New Yorlc 2. Boston II, Chicago 6. Philadelphia », St. Louis 8. Washington S. Detroit 4. Today'* Garnet SOUTHERN LEAGUE Al] night games: Mobile at Memphis. Chattanooga at Birmingham. New Orleans at Little Rock Only games. NATIONAL T.KAGUF. Pittsburgh, at Brooklyn. Chicago at, New York (21. St. Louis at Boston (night). .45B .«.•« rhilllps' hlirleis .3ftl ' and Tom Dorrls. •^11 • Errors I'rov* ('ostly I Errors proved cosily to Phillips In ihe early Intilnps when they blew PC'.. : a 4.3 lead i,, t)ic t |,|,. d i nn | ng to •648 , allow Ihe Kilowatters to knot His •SV9 I score, Ark-Mo jumped on Dorris lor -Sfi71 three hils and four runs in the .519 , fourth frame to move Into the lead .491 ' where they .stayed lor the remainder .448 I of Ihe contest. .400, Phillips threnleneci In Ilieir half .'J33 of the sixth frame scoring four tuns on three walks and two Kilowatt miscues, but poor base running look them out of the inniiiK, with iheir rally falling two runs short. , Bill Roimsavnll paced Ark-Mo's 1 hitting with a homer and a double. His circuit clout ciuiie in the third j inning with the bases emnly, I'lill- ! lips' six hits were scattered" evenly I among six players. ! In last night's second Rame Sul- j livan-Nelson kepi pace with the KU\ owatiers by blasiiiiK the Rarxirback Drive-In team 21 lo fl In * wild flve-iniiUiR affair. I.Ike * Race Trark Sullivan-Nelson is believed to 'have established a new league rec- J ion! for inns .scoirai in one Inning! when 18 men baUecl and H runs ! i were scored. i Alter the big first Inning Sullivan- I Nelson toyed with the Hazorbarks through the remainder of. the game j which was shortened on agreement i between managers. | Sullivan-Nelson scored their 21 I rtnts on nine hlt.s and more than a ; dozen Razorbacks errors. Harold f Ward opened on the hill for the ! I Chevrolet boys but gave way to | [ Harvey Dorrls In the fifth. Carroll | Grisson started lor the ~ Young Bill kicks'up a. cloud of dust giving trainer .loltnny Simpson a swi/t ride in a workout at (loud Time Park, Goshcn, N. Y in iHep.iralion for the S60.000 Hamblclonjpin there Ang 11 Owned by W. O. Ross of Chartollc. N. C-. Young Bill is a blown son of Bill Gallon, which won ihe Kentucky Derby ol Ihe harness world in 1041. Musial Gets Five Hits as Cards Take Another From Braves 5-2 in Ltuwu WIIH uuav DlOWn lOnIRnt f t-'vji* 1.1 ni, oij&iun (IllgiH) tj^^'ij .j".f\L 1,1,11 iui LUC ixH/AJi iJiiLKS ' But Walcott supporters were con- !. clnclnnil| l »<• Philadelphia, h " t was relieved in the fifth by Brice J ...i.u ,,U.I.V.LL ^uf jjwi in x VIKIK con-b fident the ancient champion would I ln not he improved tonlgln, whereas I .lersey Joe would he much more i "*ggressiv« because of his discovery | that the champ didn't punch as I „-. ----- -- ., ...„ ..ic hard »s other opponents he had j Nelv York at Cleveland, (night) Razorbacks playing Hays In the first faced. They recall that v/alcolt *"•"--•-<-•• • -• - - '' •- -- • AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Detroit. Boston at, Chicago. l.a.vson. The Razorbacks got only four hits In the contest all of them oft Ward. Two more make-up games are on deck for Thursday night with the H _ vean, ng) ays n e rs Philadelphia at St. Louis (night). I B amc and Blytheville Motor meeting I*>-VJ l.Jufllln WILU llglllS 1 .... , . „>•*_ to the head in December, and that • Wim ™edon tournament continued I cap. he has Improved his left hook not- UcK ! ny while 'he Yanks' nlain oppo- »bly since then. He will be able ! sit '°" began to show surprising to dynamite with both lefts and i * c; 'kiie.s.saF. rights at the champ's easily stunned I ™ lle firsl l ' me . lx> Yonks were noggin. the Coca Cola Bottlers in the aight- By Mlllon Klchmin Hulled Press Sporls Writer NEW YORK, June 23. tUPJ—The St. 1/juis Cardinals today i»id claim to the most, lethal weapon In ba-><-- ball—a 36.Inch piece of hickory autographed "Stanley Musial." The owner of the bat personally blasted the league-leading Boston Braves night and left the Redbirds to a a to a ti-inmpii. Muxi.l helped himself to five snccjiiiie hits. Ihe last of which came In the. ninlh with t-he base, loaded and broke a 2 to 2 tie. Musiulj -stellar performance at Ihe plale raised his batting average to .4M and movtd the third- place Cardinals to within a game- and=a-ha)f of Boston. Harry (Tna Cat) Brecheen went me distance for St. Louis and chalked up his eighth triumph. Bill Voisclle, who was relieved by Ciyde Shown and Boh Hogue in the ninlh, was ihe loser. Danny L:twhilei"s two-run homer in the lOth inning gave the Cincinnati Reds n fi to 4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies ni another night game. Earlier in the contest. Hank Saner of the ileris connected for his 21st homer of the season. Two fianiM Rained Out Two other National League scheduled games. Piltsburgh at Brooklyn and Chicagi. at New York, were postponed because of rain. I Tha Cleveland Indians Increas- - cd their Amencaii League leader.'.hip to three-and-a-half games w.'ien (hey defeated the surgin^ New Yoik Yankees, S to 2. Southpaw Sam Soklak acquircrt froin (he ' Hrowns last week, hurled ei^:it-hit I ball but required relief Irom Russ Christopher with two out in tlle I ninth. Frank Siiea, who f«i!cd 10 three innings, Wi).«. n-^* loser. ' Joe MMagsio hit his 16lh hon'er of j llie year wilh nobody on in Ihe eighth. Boston's onrushing Red 'gox l notchiilR iheir 15 victory in 19 I ~,tar!s. crushed the Chicago While Sox, 11 to 6 amid a is-hit barage. Ted Williams, with two hiLs In four trie/;, raised his batting percentage to SL lofty .413. A'* Nip Browns T-» Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics climbed to within a hall-game, of the second place Yankees by . beating the St. Louis Browns, 7 to 6, to end 3. four-game losing streak. Washington scored its second straight, victory after losing eight straight by defeating the Detroit Tigers, S to 4. Mickey Haefner, pint- sized .southpaw, was the winner r,l- Ihough he was relieved by rookie Forrest Thompson In the seventh. Yesterday's star — Stan Muslal. whose live hits gave the St. Louis Cardinals a. 5 to 2 victory over the first place Boston Braves. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1J4I Chicks to Tangle Tonight With Osceola Indian Th« Blytheville unicnn v,!ll Journey to Osccoli tonight for a Mississippi County League tilt with the second place Osceola Indians under the lights of Hale Field. The Chicks will he seeking their second victory over the Indians having defeated, them 14 to t In » previous meeting earlier this season which was the Indians first loss of ihe year. The Chicks will also be after their third win of the season The Blytherille-Osceola tilt tonight Is the only league contest this week with (he loop's other foil- teams scheduled for action Sunday. Sunday's schedule will send the league-leading Lute* Build 0*5 against Dogwood and Ntimbtv Nine to Victoria for a tilt with the Red Sox. Tonight's game is slated to start at S o'clock. Igyptiant Ban Film* [First Mtthodist Team Wint From Calvary Hint ^ „„ CAIRO, June 23. (TIP)—All mo- 1 The Mrst Melhodlst nine ot Bly- vks Hi which Mickey Rooney »n,l thevllle, coached by Ed Vance, won I Danny Kaye appear wer* outlawed Its first Sunday school Baseball I »' Egypt today. The government T game yesterday morning by I Imposed the bin "in view ol downing the Calvary Baptist team 7 10 1. Thomas Phillips worked on the mound lor tlle Methodists allowing the Baptists only one single. Charley Belknap hurled for the Baptists giving up six hits. Shannon Langley, the Baptists' i classy first baseman, collected the ! lone hit off Phillips. The six hits given up by Belknap were well distributed between six Methodist players. i In Thursday's game the Yarbro Methodists will meet the Luxora ! Methodists. The game will be played at Walker Park. I • --- . •— H wi |ACC.- ent circumstances," official source* said. The movie stars h»ve been under fir* recently in the Arabia press for tlieir reported contfibu- tions U> the Zionist campaign. NOW! Trumonn Juniors Defeat Fort Smith Legion Juniors to Play Blytheville Team 'Hje Blytheville Junior Legion Cotton Pickers will be host to the foil Smith Junior Legion nine at Walker Ptuk Thursday afternoon. Manager James Pi=her unnouncert today. The Pickers, idle *inci la»t TFri- day's 12 to 9 victory over ihe Forrest City Legionnaires, began their weeks activities this alternoon when they met th« Piggott Juniors au Walker Park. The always strong Fort Smith nine is making a swing through Northeast Arkansas again this year, Man- aser Fisher stated, and will include Blytheville as £ne of its stops. The Junior Grizzlies played in Jones- boroboro Tuesday night. -Manager Fisher stated (hat he has not vet decided who he would, start against the Grizzlies pending the outcome, of thij afternoon'* contest. Kenneth Merrill was slai- ed U) see action against Piggott this afternoon. Manila Legionnaires j at FOUNTAINS MANILA, June M— The Trumann Junior Legion baseball team scored 10 runs in the last two innings to defeat Trigger Walls' Manila Legionnaires 12 to 10 »t Legion. Paric here Sunday afternoon. Manila earned 14 hit» off two Trumann pitchers Brown and Bearcf. Billy Sparks started for Manila and was relieved in the seven- j th by Max Homer. Billy Joe Kelch- jnm paced Manila defensively. ,^______Everywhere! BLYTHEVILLES ONUV Shaw StirU Weekdays 7:N p.m. S»turd»T 1:M p.m.: Sunday 2 n n MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS (By United Prej.) Leading Batsmen: American I.earue Player and Club AB Williams, Boston 201 Boudreau. Cl'land 201 40 75 Zarilla, St. Louis 187 K 6S Brown, New York 175 24 53 National League Musial, St. Louis 226 50 91 Holmes, Boston . . 195 35 69 Ash burn, Phila. .. 230 Pafko. Chicago .. 182 Gordon, New York 165 Home Runs Sauer, Reds— 21. Kiner, Pirates — 19. DiMagjio, Yankees— 15. Keltner, Indians— IB Mti»ial, Cardinals — 15. 3T 29 40 Pet. .413 .373 .348 •338 .403 .354 .348 .341 .333 ."SB"'. j .scheduled to appear on the famed The ijiain bout, scheduled for 10 'enter court as men's and mixed p.m. will be broadcast over the ABC 1 n °l |Dl& ' i and women's singles tern- network and televised in the east P°>arily took the spotlight; but, as by NBC. Modes will be distributed 'Wai- the Amprican* a-» r » M,. *..,(by RKO. Yonfcs Continue lo Set Hot Ppce in Britain's Wimbledon Tennis Meet WIMBLEDON, (UP)— The. parade ., of Aniericsn . r players toward tennis lilies in Red Sox of Jonesboro To P/oy Tigers Tonight j The A r morel Tigers will go after their eighth victory of the season ; Joneslioro Red Sox In an arc-light Vols Stretch Lead With 5-4 Win Over I Atlanta; Pebs Edge Pels in 12 Innings payers, inciudin, player the Yanks feared most Jaroslnv Drootiey of Czechoslovakia, was R<me. Drobney. lelt-handcd ace rated Europe's best amateur was stunningly upset yesterday by Giannia Cucclli of Italy, 6-4, 16-14 1-6. 2-6, fi-3. This will be the third meeting be- bween the two teams with the Tigers havlnc been victorious In Ihe other two, by identical scores 9-8. The Tigers have a season record of seven wins against six defeats.! tlieir most rcreni viclory being at! the expense ol the Corning Independents 5.3, Sunday aftcrnorA. s lid], ooot rlrnik can \>F ... made willi Sclirnlcy — llio. wliiskey lluil :< niDte mellow, ildiniielv linpr By Edwin Fope tfnilfd friaa Sports Writer ATLANTA, Ga.. June 23. —(UP) —Nashville stretched Its Southern Association lead to four and one- half games today allcr a 5-4 win over Atlanta, and at the same time two individual Vol stars strengthened their grips on the top spots In their own departments. Mighty Charley Workman hit his 23rd home-run of the season to go two up on his' ailing tearmnnle, Charley Gilbert, in the circuit clout division. And canny T.eo Twardy Engineered his llih pitching victory as he went ihe route for Ihe Vols. That Ka« him * record of 11-2 for the year and placed him far ahead or Southern Association pitching columns. Only Norman Brown of Atlanta has won as many as 11 games this season, and he has lost four. The aiung Twardy gave up 12 hits to the Clickers but he kept them \vc-i spaced so that the Vols coi:!d win on ihd !1 safeties they Rn'.he, -it ft..,m the offerings of Carl Lindqijlst and Shelby Kcnncy. Anvng Ihwe h'.ts were the sixtli- | inning homrr by Workman, with ihe bags clear, and another four- b.iotgcr by George Byam in second with one on. Memphis-Mobile nirlrlr The Vols picked up a half-game on seconn-place Mobile because ihe Heirs divided a dniible-hcadcr wilh tile Memphis Chicks. The Bc.i.s v.on the opc/lcr behind Russ Oppligcr's sis-hit twirling 3-2 But In the finale the Chicks got to Ken Olson for H hits and look Ihe decision. 7 to 'J. to ei'en things New onc.mi and Little Rock staged « marathon on the Traveler's home field ami the Pels lost a hcart- "%•$ ..SCHENLEY^-^; breaker. They saw a two-run lead vanish in the ninth as Ihe Travs pushed "wr a pair to tie things up, -7-7. But Pel hopes rode cgain when they ral- licu in the first of the 12th lo score : three times for what looked like a sure win. Victory wasn't In the cards for New Orleans, Ihough. The Pebbles came came back in their half of the 12th with four runs and copped the win 11-10. Birmingham 8. Chattanooga 1 Both teams made IS hits, and Little Rock won despite seven errors. Chattanooga and Birmingham put on the fourth close contest of the evening. The Lookouts also had a two run lead going into the last inning, but the Baron's three-run rally in the ninth was just enough and they won, 8-7. George Wilson capped the lasl- InnlnK surge with a home run with the bases empty for Birmingham. Babe Ellis homered for Chattanooga in the First with two on. Al Yay- lian. who came in for relief duty tn the ninth got credit for the Baron win. Tonight's games: Chattanooga at Birmingham, New Orleans at Little Rock and Mobile at Memphis. Al- lanU and Nashville are not scheduled. DeWall Radial Power Saw HAWKINS Lumber * Machinery Co. DeWalt I>eal«r la ArKan'sAS Roice Crane Dealer in Arkansas 101S-ZO CtiHer SL Phone tSH Little Rock, Ark Wednesday (I>OUBL£ FEATURE) 'No Tim. for Comedy" With Jamec Sl«wart «nd Rosalind RvsseH 'STRANGE JOURNEY' with Paul Kelly ftnd Os* M&M«B Abe Short Subject Thursday ft Friday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "IT'S GREAT TO BE YOUNG" with Robert SUnton JinA Ltslte Brooki &^Wte*v ^os^^^ Also Short Ambivalence, No Doubt WESTMINISTER, Cal , June 23. IUPI — The Westminister Herald carried this classifted ad today: "Wish lo trade — bridal 'gown, hope chest, other accessories for shotgun in good condition. Wrile Gen. Del. Box 17." Helium gas, at the end of World War i, cost about $2500 per cubic foot, today it costs about 2 cents. than jus I a slogan " inaooi thai fln« Glsnmoi. v,h.Ai«i ar« blcnd«4 <vith choicest groin n«utral iphiH but ln<l«a<i of kising ballkd lmm<idiot»ly, "Thompion" h put bock inlo buioli to mak« H imooHi.r, >a,i;»r. ( ftknde* WKIiker *« proof. Th« straight skiex in thlf pro- j t am 4 ^tar* or ' NOW OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES I HIS is inipoilanl news to every young man from 20'/i lo 23 vlin lias graduated from high srhool or who can pass equivalent education examinations. Under a new ruling, you may lion cnli«l in llie I;'. S. Army for the specific purpose of attending Oflicri Candidate School, provided the quotas are not filled. Von uiusi he a citizen of the Uniled States, and a man of lugli moral character, able to meet the necessary physical requirements. lo lake advantage of ihi.s unusual privilege, you may submit your application lo ihe Commanding General of !h.e Arm) area in which yon live. If you are selected, you will be enlisted in Ihe Army as Staff Serge.inl. If you have not had >asic (raining or its equivalent, you will be given this training before entering Oflicer Candidate School. U you are a successful candidate, you will be commissioned a? Second Lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps and placed on active duly for Iwo years, during which time you may TOinpcle. for a Regular Army Commission. Should you fail lo complete lite course successfully, you will be released from (lie Army. The opportunity lo qualify for Officer Candidate School is, and lias been, open to men in the Army. But never before during peacetime has such i remarkable opportunity to be- rome a commissioned officer been open to civilian high «'liool graduates. Get all the facts about it today »t your V.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Recruiting Station. CAt?ff»$ WITH U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force , Ark*«M4«*«tni U.S. ARMY RECRUITING STATION S*con«I Fl«or I T S F R E E RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: Wednesday & Thursday "RAFFLES" with Olirii de HaviUn.. News ind Short New Theatre Manila's finest Showi KVKRt NKtMT B»r Opens Week I)aj» 7:M f.m Matinee Saturday A Somtaj Sal-San. 1 p.m. Cant Skewing Wednesday & Thursday "Th« Sign of th« Ram' with Susan Peteri and Alex Knox Friday "TIMBER TRAILS" Setetted Short S«*|M|<

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