The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 24, 1948 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 24, 1948
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BI/TTHEVTLLI (ARK.y COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1941 Blytheville Legion Juniors Win \l4to 6 Over Team from Piggott; \To Battle Fort Smith Tonight ' Th« Blytheville Junior Legion Cotton Pickers, 'by t>.eir 14 to 6 rout of the Piggotl Junior legionnaire* yes• terdar, went after their 12th victory of thc season this after- :iux» wh«n they tangled with the strong For! Smith Junior ^Legion nine at Waiker Park. • Jarons, Chicks Crowding Bears Mobil* Lo»«» Extra Inning Contest to Memphis 11 to 10 Kcctor Mcnitt, the Pickers' ace barter, *u alatod (or the hill duties 'thk afternoon. Merrill was sched- lutod to hurt 'against Piggolt yes- tcnUr but Manager James Fisher 'started lefty D»n Bunch Instead In ', order to aave Merrill for this after- • tat fl« and one-tiura inning* uc- Jore he was forced from the mound .du« to a sore knee. Bunch gave m» only three hits, two of them coming In the first Inning, and three of thc ilx runs, all of which were uu- ' earned. • Big Montroe Holland, thc six-foot • 14-year-old right Wander, relieved 1 Bunch on the mound and hurled ' masterfully for Ihree and two- thirds innings, holding Piggott hitless and allowing only one earned 1 run. Bunch was credited with the Holland, a slde-nrmer with n lot '• of speed, kept the Piggott hitters mystified as he whiffed his fast ball • • past them. This is his first year In ' American Legion baseball. Baseball Standings SUilTHSXN LEAGUE W. U Nashville Mobile Memphis Birmingham . ,. 43 , 39 . 36 , 30 . 32 Chatisnooga New Orleans X Pet. .652 .571 .5*5 .531 .457 .433 .414 .391 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet Boston 34 24 .586 Pittsburgh 32 24 ..VF SI. Louis New York . Philadelphia Brooklyn . Cincinnati . Chicago . . 32 29 By Kdirin Pop* (United Prtw SporU Writer) ATLANTA, Ga.. June 24. (UP) — Birmingham and Memphis tightened up (he Southern Association Blytheville Tennis Player Enters Southwest Open At long last Blytheville's mat lam are going to get to enjoy that race for" second place today as each j new athletic arena that has been gained a full game on Mobile's' promised them torso long, sliding Bears In an abbreviated Mike Meroney, the congenial loop card last night. gentleman who handles the pro- Tht chicks took it out directly \ inollon of the American Legion's A'eeicly wrestling bouts, announced following Monday nlghtfe MgliW that next week's show would be held in the Legion's new »40,000 auditorium which was recently completed and which will be dedicated as a memorial to Mississippi Counly's war dead July 4. Die combination arena and aiidt- Washington St. Louis . Chicago . . ... 28 ... 2« ...27 ... n. ... n A>U.RICAN LEAGUE W. L. Cleveland M 20 New York 34 24 i Philadelphia 36 26 The Pickers collected" W hits off j Boston . .. ! two Piggott hurlers. Landrum open- 1 ed on the hill but was pulled in the [ < sixth In favor of Brandon, who i stopped the Pickers in the two teams' first meeting. Brandon set Blytheville down In '•• order the first two innings that he , ; worked but the Pickers solved his : curve ball in the eighth and show- i erect him for six runs. Brandon took i the blame for the loss. 1 Manager Fisher stated that he ' would start practically the same line-up this afternoon that he used ' yesterday. Mel Kay, who caught his '.' first game yesterday, will be behind i the plat* with Sonny Stlres at first, Joe Poe at second, Jack Duclos at ' short, Clifton Wixson at third, Ai• Tin Duclos in left. Charles "Ruff : Lutes in center and Ted Vance in ' right. Merritt will be shooting for his •Jghth win of the season and his 1 first over the Fort Smith nine. .527 .467 .463 .426 .411 Pel. .IHO .586 .574 .519 .483 .453 .M3 .333 on thc .Bears with an 11-10 win In 10 Innings, despite a desperate Mobile rally lhal produced six runs In the ninth—enough to tie un the tilt and send It Into an extra frame. The win left Memphis jusl a game and a half behind second- place Mobile nnd dropped the Bears another linlf-game lower than Rain Again Threatens Delay Of Louis-Walcott Title Brawl Yesterday t Results MISSCO LEAGUE Osccola 11, Blytheville 1. SOUTHERN I.EAC.UK Mem|ihis 11. Mobile 10 (10 Innings) Birmingham 3, Chattanooga 1 New Orleans al Little Hock, rain (Only Games) NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 3. Cincinnati 2 St. Louis at Boston, rain Chicago at New York, rain Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, rain Nashville. The Vpls were not scheduled but tipped their league lead to (Ive full games anyway. Birmingham, meanwhile, won a tight 3-1 decision from Chattanooga to pull up jusl one game be- hinrt Memphis, Thai leit Just two and one-half games separating the second, third nnd fourth-place Southern clubs. Memphis took an early 7-0 lead over Mobile as Chuck Elsenmaiin had n shutout (ill the sixth frame. Then the Ueais knocked him out [ thc box with two in the sixth nd added two more in the seventh. Bears Go cvn Kainpage Three Chick runs in the sixth latle it 10-4 going Into the last inlng. nut Ihe Bears staged a crrlflc Insl-dltch. spree and shoved Ix runs across the plate to He it ip. Roy Boles took over the Mobile nound In (he ninth and Memphis got to him in the first extra in- ling for the winning run. Boles was charged with the loss and Brunswick, who came In to pitch the Chicks In the ninth and Jonesboro Wins 11-Inning Game From Armorcl The Jonesboro Red Sox pushed >' across two run* in Ihe-top half of the Hth Inning at Walker Park last night to defeat the Armorel ' Tigers * to 4. 1 The game wa» tied at 3-aVl at i th« «vd of the regular nine innings f al plaj, forcing the game into extra frame*. " Frank Ellis siart*r! on In* mount lor thc Tigers but retired alter the lira* inning due to arm trouble. He was. relieved by Mc>Vh!rt«r who was ith the Iocs. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 2, Detroit 1 New York 5, Cleveland 1 Philadelphia 12, St. Loult I Boston at Chicago, rntn Today's Garnet SOUTHERN LEAGUE (All night games'). Chattanooga at Birmingham. New Orleans al Little Rock. Mobile at Memphis. Only gnmtfs scheduled, NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh al Brooklyn (2). Cnic&go at New York (21. St. Louis al Boston, niglil. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, lorlum is one of the largest of its kind in this vlcinlly. It will have a seating capacity of between 2,500 and 3,000, Including approximately 600 ring side seaU and will be equipped with rest rooms, dressing rooms and showers. One o( its features Is an air cooling system. The building Itself Is of concrete and steel construction, Meroney explained, and fire-proof throughout. "We will be able lo seat twice as many people as In our old arena," he said, "and the spectators will have considerable more breathing room," Draws l.ur(e Crowds "Our Mid-South territory takes in a lot of towns In Arkansas. Tennessee and Mississippi," the veteran promoter related, "but Ely- | theville Is probably the best draw- Ing town in the entire circuit. We have a lot of loyal fans here and for a long time I have wanted to facilities, and > SporU In gpurti Jackie Bales, the kid catcher of the Hot Springs Junior Legion team last year, has been signed by Ihe Detroit Tigers and reported lasl week to Ihe Little Rock Travelers. Will C. Hurlh, president of the Southern Association, announced recently. Bales, only 18, Is the son of Roy Bales former!Bell and president of the Jonesboro White Rock, Sox of the old Northeast Arkansas League. J. T. Harris, the Manila High School flreballer, Iried oul with the Joplln, Mo., club of the Class C Western Association Inst week but was turned down and told to report the club next Spring. Rcliabli reports slated that the reason Harris was turned down was because | the Joplln team had a full rosier and officials were afraid to take a chance with him. Thai's logical. Mel Parnell, Ihe IcKhatidcr who hurled for Ihe Blytheville Army Airfield nine in 1 14-45, is going great with the Boston Red Sox tills season. His most recent success was lasl Sunday when he topped Hal Newhouscr, the Detroit Tiger ace, 8-3. Sports Oddotles Did you know (hat: Members of Ihe New York Gifints now wear "221" golrt rings representing the number of homers the club hit In 1947 to set a new major league record Babe Ruth held 76 major leagues records Including the Charlea Crigger of Blytheville, runner-up in the st*t« Junior tennis tournament In Pine Bluff last wcek- iend, will be paired with C. J. Hlx- 1 don of Fort Smith In the junior doubles of the Southwest Open Tennis Tournament which got underway In Little Rock today. i,i C *ii g8 V T" 5 » <i fj, eat f <1 i" 5 j?'^ 00 ! Predicted more showers for Friday. In the finals of. the Junior division 8ol strauw 0 , , nc 2 oth Century °fJ h !,^ ate v,,L°, Ur . n lT« m :. H L X !?. n _ ls Club declared the bout would bo staged tonight "if al all possible." also slale high school champion At least 100 players were expected to enter the Southwest competition Including Oeorge Dunklln of Bine Bluff, defending champion. Other leading entrants include Lou Fatiuln of Memphis. Morey Lewis of Tulsa, Okla., and Jimmy Jay Freeman of Little Crigger if the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Crigger Jr.. of 801 West Walnut. By Jack Cuddy I knocked him out and Tommy Fair United Prest SporU WrIUr j gave him uncomfortably close com* iflEW YORK, June 33. (UP) — A ] Petition. forecast ot showers today threat-] '21 The champ, whose 213-1 » entd another postponement of the pounds yesterday was the heaviest heavyweight title fight between of his career ,may become "loggy" Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott as hr adds more weight in compar- at Yankee Stadium tonight. alive idleness. But Walcott, who 1 may have trained too "(inc." could benefit by Ihe re,st. Jersey Joe registered 194-3 4 yesterday, That wa» only a quarter-pound more thaiv . f0 ,'' his memorable brawl of Dec. S, If differment became necessary iti; vhp " he n ™^ *°» «>« «>« "'om would not b; announced "until the Moreover, the weather bureau ! last minute." Yesterday's postponement was decided shortly after noon C.S,T. Strauss said the 24-hour delay may have helped the gate, which he hopes will exceed $900,000. He admitted, however, that, additional Indians Rap ^Chicks for 17 to 7 Win Osceola's rampaging Indians hit the warpath again last night «nd scalped, the Blythevllle Cliicks n lo LOULi. <3i Dr. Vincent Nardiello of th« New York Boxing Commission staff recalled that Louis had been unabl* lo relr.x or sleep properly when hi* disastrous -'ighi with Schtncllng in < 1936 was postponed one day. Also Dial ihe champ appeared to hav» unfavorably to the tour- day delay preceding his litle bout with Fair of Wales in 1931. would demlnish the receipts I ™ act ^. considerably. Thus far, few refunds on licket.s have been requested, he <4» The lute Jack Blackburn, whn (rained the champ during most of hLs career, taught him to make a- ••targei," of fight-day—Ui condition himself grauiwRy so he would be at his peak physically and mentally on target. U&y. Hence. a break in hi* Both fighters were reported in good spirits. Louis was at his camp , in Pompton Lake.1. N.J.; Walcott, at! hotel near Madison Square Gar- L den, where yesterday's weigh-in '. wa.s staged. The champion molored furnish them better now at lasl I can." And in the general opinion of the local wrestling public it didn't come a bit loo soon^For the past back to his camp yesterday after noon. 1 Postponemcnl Favors Walcott Most boxing men believed t!i?. postponement would benefit Wai- • cott fot 1 four reasons: I Mississippi County Baseball <1) Louis has unpleasant mem- League tilt played under the lights I ories of two fights lhat were delay- of Hale Field In Osceola. ' ] ed by weather. Max Svhmelii::-: It was the Indians' first victory | —— over the Chicks in league competition and It revenged the H lo drubbing handed (hem by Die Chicks in the two teams, first meet- Ing. Lefty Alexander, making his first appearance In a league contest, was credited with the win in spite of the time schedule might cause him his "edge." to On Their Way Out The ivory-billed woodpecker in fast becominR extinct in the United Stales, while the pileated woodpecker is close on its heels. most horn, runs hit in one season, j '•<**« °^'» ™«l < hr « 60. and of that 60 only two came with the bases loaded. . -That Joe DIMagglo once hit in 61 consecutive games, while playing with the San Francisco Seals in 1933, year and a half this department has observed In amazement the ] for the longest swat streak m hundreds of fans pile Intn the an- flc Coast League history dent two-by-four cracker box .. .. . , arena, mix their .perspl ration beat Chattanooga, 3-1. He i while sweating out the bone Iwisl- sliulout for eight innings i iu g maneuvers of some mat vllllan | lors, name was "Upsel." and Ihe Lookouts got their Jone a nd wondered just what kept someone from being Iramplcd. According U> the figures the old arena was creeled back In the early 30's to seat 1,500 people. In- cluclinK 231 ringside chairs, but Its play a double header at Little i been very (aw nights thai the crowd Rock but rain washed it out after < was restricted to this small number, three Innings of the first game, j Meroney still likes to relate about the Mobile rally, got credit for ,he win. At Birmingham, lion Carter lunicd in a neat five-hit pitching job -lo .1111 in the ninth on Babe Ellis' Home run—his second in two nights. Curtis, on thc mound for Chatta- OKH, gave the Barons six hits. New Orleans was scheduled to Man O' War. famed race horse, was defeated In only one race. In 1919, and by some odd coincidence the vie- Two City League Softball Tilts on Sports Calendar Ttie Pels were leading, 3-0, when the downpour came. Nashville and Atlanta were nol scheduled. , Tonight's games: Nashville at Atlanta, Chattanooga at, Birmingham. New Orleans at Little Rock nnrl Mobile at Memphis. night. ' AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston at Chicago. New York al Cleveland. Washington at Detroit. Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. Nats Shade Tigers 2-1 on Wooten's Single; Phils Edge Cincinnati 3-2 By Cart J-«ndqul»t [pitcher Robin Roberts served up •United Tnm Sport* Writer home run balls to Hank Saner and VWW YORK, June 34. — (UP)— j Danny Litwhiler but still pitched The breath-taking pennant races in j the Phillies to a 3 to 2 win over ' both leagues could be ascribed to- Cincinnati at Philadelphia. Fof day to one factor above all other strong second division teams. "' No would-be contender can break ' ' looee for a prolonged stretch of " victories '•without bumping into a ;• to-called "weakling" outfil which : refuses to play the role of doormat : , to the rest of the league. • Por a time it looked as if the Chl- ' cago White Sox would be the one •i «ure soft touch, but with two de• pendable pitchers in aged Joe "; Haynea and rookie lefty, Bill Wight, : they ar« going along winning their j ahare, too. Currently, they have i taken five out of their last eight s games. j Manager Steve O'Neill of Detroit, ' who. predicted "the tightest pen~. nant race you ever saw" at the start '- of tile season, based his forecast , on the fact that "there are no really 7 weak teams." ; And today Tigers, who were in ' lourth place last week, now were \ down in fifth and in danger of '. tumbling to sixth. And all on ac' count of the Washington Senators. : Washington, one of the supposcd- ; ]y weaker teams, dropped seven of \ its first eight games to Detroit. And | the Senators, who ended an eiglit- ', game losing streak with a victory ! over the White Sox Sunday, didn't Smier. major - 1 e R « ft e leader In I homers. It was the 22nd circuit clout of the year. Bain washed oul me rest, of Hie major league program: Boston at Chicago In the American League and Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. Chicago at New York (a doublehcader) and St. Louis at Boston in the National. Net Enthusiasts In Blytheville Plan Tennis Club Plans for the formation of » tennis club will be discussed tonight at » meeting ot Blytheville tennis en- lUllsrast.s at the Blj-thevlUe. Y tonight at 7:30. ,T. P. Gnrrott, Y director, stated that the club is being formed to help operate thc Walker Par* courts. Present plans also cnll l'oi' (he formation of a lennts team to represent Blylhevllle III meets, he i said. the night when more than 1900 people paid to see one of his matches. "I had 'em swinging from trie rafters," he would say. and this w»s no exaggeration. They were there. And the beauty of It all. the new I audllorinm-arcna will not be restricted to wrestling matches. Its facilities will be available for use for most any sport and to any church or civic group. Lesion officials have announced. And Ihe auditorium can be converted from an atheletlc arena into a convention hall in only a mutter of hours. TVo more make-up tills are on' tonight's schedule oj; play in the I Blytheville Y's City Softball League at Walker Park. ] Highlighting tonight's games -will be a re-play of thc Razorback-Hays Grocers tied game of May 13. The HORS and the Grocers battled through six Innings to a 6-6 deadlock in the first meeting. Tonight's contest will settle this issue. i In tonight's second game the ! Coca Cola Bottlers will meet the Blylheville Motor Company Motormen to make up their rained out contest of last week. ' This will leave only two post- hurlers. Alexander started and pitched until the fourth when he was pulled in favor ot Carrol Rodgers. Rodgers was relieved in the seventh by J. T. Couriers, who finished the game. Arnold Stewart started on the hill for the Chicks but was relieved in the sixth by Harold Ward. The Indians collected total of 16 blows off Stewart and Ward with Stewart tagged with the loss. The Chicks were limited to seven base blows by the three Indian hurlers, but they made each good for a run. The win moved the Indians into n tie with the Lutes Bulldogs for first 1 place in the league standings. Lutes , will not see action until Sunday. The loss was the third straight for the Chicks and their seventh for the season leaving them buried In the loop's cellar. Other league teams will not see action until Sunday when the Bulldogs tangle with Dogwood at Dogwood and Number Nine journeys to Victoria. ,noned contests remaining to bn made up. the Hays-Phillips Motor game of last week and .ihe Jaycees- Coca Cola affair of May 20. Make- iup dates for these games has not 1 yet bpen set. A >lltC Masterpiece 4<, Seagram's SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. BLENDED WHISKEY. 86.8 Prool. 65 s /, Brain Neutral Spirits. Seagram-Distillers Corporation. rV. Y Church League Baseball Teams See Action Today The Firsl Methodists of Blytheville will meet thc Methodists of Luxora in a Sunday School Baseball League till on the Walker Park diamond tomorow morning. Tile Luxorn Methodists are no\v- comcis to the league and played (he Ynrbro Methodist* In their first lilt this morning. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. BLYTHEV1LLES ONLV ALL W HITtTHEATRE u»ci LUG Y>IULC L2u?t i^uiumj, uiuu t ; Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 p.m. figure to be troublesome when they Saturday 1:00 'p.m.: Sunday 2 p.m. came .to Detroit. But thanks to rookie Earl Woolen, they picked up two more victories and now have a string of three straight. Wwten's Single Wini Wooten's single drove the second unearned Washington rim in a 2 to 1 triumph yesterday, just as his first major league homer provided the margin of victory, 5 to 4 . on Tuesday night. The Nats used ' four pitchers with Earl Harris, the aecond gent, getting credit for the -! victory, his third. Detroit's run also , •*»» unearned. Dizzy Trbut gave up f only four hits in losing his seventh ' game. Th« New York Yankees helped -. tighten the American League race, Y marine'to within two-and-a-half j • game* of the league-leading Cleve' land,Indians by beating the tribe, > 5 to 1, under the lights at Cleveland. ; It was an 11-inning game decided • by a grand-slam homer by Tommy ' H«nricli.-A crowd of 66,797, saw Ed Lop4t ot the Yanks and Don Black of the Indians match slants all the way hi a brilliant pitchers' duel. The third-place Philadelphia A's moved up three games behind the , Indian* u they routed the St. Louis ( Brown*. 12 to 1. Dick Fowler held thc Browns to six hits to gel his ' fourth victory as Herman Franks Mted'ttme hiU, including a homer , to lad 'UK A's in a 14-hlt assault pttchen. Thursday & Friday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "IT'S GREAT TO BE YOUNG" with Robert Stanlnn and Leslie Brooks Last Time Today "RAFFLES" with Olivia dc Havlland News aiid Short Takes the out of Bumps Friday and Saturday "TIMBER STAMPEDE" with Gcorcc O'Brien Cartoon anrf 12lh Chapter 'Adventure* of Kex and Rinty" New Theatre Manila's finest Srtow» EVERY NIGHT Box Openi Week Dara 7:M T.m Matinee Saturday A Svnda? Sal-Sun. 1 p.m. ConL Showing "TEXAS JAMIOREE" • with Blf Boy Williams and Ken Carlls S«rUt "Mystery of the Kivw Boat" Abo Cartoon te*eue g&m«, rooki* Tonight The Sign of th« Ram" with SUMH Vrtr-r* and Alex Knox Friday "TIMBER TRAILS" Selected Short Subject* B Y ar.d Urge, our engineers are a pretty hard-working lot — but they like to take it easy when they travel. So it was no surprise that when it came to putting comfort in (hi* 19-18 Buick, they laid it on in double measure. Ocveral (Kings, of coiirse, gave fliem something of a head start. Musky frames,ample voadwcighl, the ride-steadying torque-tub* drive — things like that. Also, (hey had the particular magic of Quadrnflev springing to work with. Putting • gentle coil spring on each wheel, this Buick-developed springing system irons out the dif- ferences you so often feel between (ront- and back-scat riding qualities and gives a ride that's level as an honesl look. Jusl ihe same, that wasn't enough for our engineers. They wanted to (ake the "ump!" out of bumps completely! As a result, every Buick in our 1948 line rides on lower-than- usual tire pressures. In some models it gets as low as 22 pounds, \vliich menns a good fat cushion of air spreading a blanket of comfort over every; mile. Tn all models, rims are wider than usual — sidewalls are straighier and more vertical. This gives them a bracing action against sidesway and swerve — with the result that you have better control on curves and sharp turns. ihe net is lhat next to Dynaflow Drive,* Buick's ride is probably the lioELcst topic of conversation in the industry. And every Buick model has it —• which means that if you, too, would like to take the »*»/> out of humps, belter see your Buick dealer. I le'll take your order whether or not you have a car to trade. BUICK alone has all these features * D1NAIIOW 0*1 VI it TAPK-TWHU J7rllN» * QUAMUFUX CCHL iHtNOINO + m-foisto^miuu rowm * DUOMADC SMRK ADVANCI * NIX-FIT Wl WNOJ * HCMD-HITI MIXNCI * HIOJD TOftCtlff-TUir * SOUND-SORIf* TOP UNINO * VIMA-iHIIlOID RIM + SA»Tr-*!M »IW1 ' * IODT ir F(SH(* Tun. !rt HtNM 1. UnOt, Mutual Nif-vetk, MonJoyi When better automobiles an built BUICK will build them 'Bold Frontiersman" with Allan Lan* LANGSTON-WROTEN CO. Walnut and Broadway Telephone 555

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