The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 25, 1948 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 25, 1948
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FRIDAY, JUNK 25, 19-18 (ARK.) nUIKIKIl NKWS Dodgers Hit Comeback Trail, Deal Pirates Double Licking; Giants and Cubs Split Twin Bill Bv C*rl ! lnulqnM V'nited I'ress SpiTls Writer NEW YORK, June 25. <U.P.:i— A lot of so-railed loyal fans have Riven up on Brooklyn's bedraggled Bums but Boss Branch Riekey insisiod loday that the. outfit under the fearless leadership of l/>o nurocher siill had a fine chance for the National I/>aKiic pennant. Rickey, discounting the team's phllul showing in the early staccs ol Ihe pennant race, said he thought Ihc re-turn <ii outfielder I'ete Reiser • nd catcher Bruce Edwards would "make the club." Furthermore, nickey defended Diirochr-i- publicly, staling that -Ifa just got through making a speech in which he said he thonglu this yew's learn was better than the one which won Ihe pennant last season." ^. "He Isn't alibiinc, he had tho- ^'ouraf-e not to do it. but I'll do it.' for htm," Rickey weiu on. "He • would be In first place, rialu now K fellows like Reiser, Edwards,' Hush Casey, Solder JorRcnsen, Harry Tnylor. Jackie Robinson and » fen- others hadn't been hurt." | Rickey, who personally predicted Iwo years a ao that the Dodgers would win the flag this year 'was i on hand yesterday as they trimmed the Pirates, (i 10 8 and 8 to K for their greatest day of Ihe year. First Twin Victory It was the first time '(his year they had won a double header and they did II, in fiction fashion. Robinson broke up the ojjcncr with a grand slam homer in the ninth, i while In the second R.-IIUC, called »(tcr T.i Inning.;, Rex Barney pitched six hltless innings before weakening. Robinson led the Dodgers at bat In the nightcap, too. wilh two doubles and two single.. 1 ;, getting seven hits out of nine for the day. The Cubs topped the OianU 11 to 2 by capitalizing on errors after Neve York took the opener. 3 to 2 behind Larry Jansen's six-hit pitch *|frig for his eighth triumph. He Coasted In when his mates rallied for all the New York runs In the first Inning, two on Sid Gordon's double. Rookie Clarence Maddern's pinch-hit homer spoiled Janscn' shutout In the ninth. It was his third big league homer, all at the Polo Grounds. The Cuhs clinched the second game with six runs on t four hvLs and three errors in the' second Inning as Rookie Ralph { Hamner went on lo hold New York to four hits. Gordon hit a second Rame Giant homer. The, Cardinals moved Into second place, a half-game behind the pacesetting Braves by beating the Dos tonians. n lo 2. In a night game. Red Schocndicnst hammered four hits to lead the St. Louis attac* us southpaw Howie Pollet manar eri to spread around 10 Boston •afetles. Ted Williams hit two homers. - l,>ach with a man on base, to give T Boston an 8 to 5 victory at Chicago after the White Sox took the open- . er. 3 to 1 behind the six-hit pitching of Bill Wight. Wight handed . the Red Sox their only defeat on ' R Western trip in which they have won seven games. Rasehi Besis Feller Vic Raschi's strong armed pitch- Ing plus a home rim barrage in which George McQuiim, Johnny Lindcll, and Joe DiMriggio hit for the route, gave the Yankees a 4 to 0 victory over the great Bobby Teller at Cleveland. Raschi yielded bnt six hit.s in winning his ninth game. Feller gave up only five hits and struck out, eight, but three hits 'Boston were homers so he went down to.S'- Louis .. his eighth defeat against six wins. Pittsburgh . The Philadelphia A's rallied for - New York .. four runs in' the eighth inning to Brooklyn . beat the St. Louis Browns. (> to 5, - Philadelphia League Leaders Lick Razorbacks Hays Store Grocers In 6-2 Victory in City Softball Series Th? Ipaetie-leadinK Mays Store Grocers retained their position atop the City Softball l^anne standinus last nlpht as they pounded out a G to 2 victory over the fia/orback- !nn nine in a re-pluy nf n previously tied game. Jack Whittle pitched masterfully night. SRVRff Rain Again Halts Louis -Walcott\f\ m Smjft g ea f s |No. 2 Position Bout; Re-Scheduled for Tonight By Jark Cuittly i (linllrd IVe.s* .Shorts Wrllrr) ] NEW YORK, June 2fi. Ull'r -Tlir' l\vtro-|>"Klp""i'(t title light between , JUP Louis and Joispy JIM- WuJroit , o]>tlini.slji:, IIOWI'VIT. ttiinly there will IK- tii visiting hm*; bin refunds tn l> t > mini' Ijy now sulcs u> di'l Ht,» saitl, 'Yer- iniinv u-dmits L expect Ihose tliini l>alunmi uit's hum tli? was tlu-pttlrm-it Imlny wiih iinollier pmclknlly delay and a fovere curiHllmeiil of i Convention ul l'!illmip||>liin.''liiry'ii ' mine 10 New Vmk In rtnives rmw," the Cotton Pickers Blytheville Legion Nine Suffers Season's 3rd Setback, 16 to 9 ndrrnoon or showers wei'fl foirensi (ur today. If this prediction provod rrct as itinst 1 fin- niyln und l .simthmi hue ihr heavyweight nuimrd ni H Wed i championship battle at Yankee Stn- went lo l>ed I dliim would be shilied lo flus. who ii'tinned to his cnnip at I'omiitou Lakes. N, j.. Insi night, wns scheduled lo motor buck Ui (lit todny. Walcotl re- >«ntown hole). Both nlnht and for the Giorevs. holding ihe Ra/.oi backs hltless for five full innings in the abbreviated six-inning contest. His control was the sharpest U had bren all yenr ns he retired the first lf> men lo fa<-e him. Billy Bob Elliott hurled for the Rnzorbacks. going the distance, giving up six hits. Errors by his leam- mates kejil him in Irouble most of th<> lime but despite this he pitched good ball in the tie,hl spots. A. C. Hunch led the Oroceis' hitting wilh a single and a homer in three official times al bat. His round-tripper came in the second inning wilh one mate aboard. iktth of Ihe Razorbacks' lilis came in Ihe M ih inning, a single by Jones and a double by Elliott. Molorincn Si'iirr :<fi Ituns In last night's ilnal name the Blvthevillc Motor Company Motormen set a new league record for nit t runs scored in'one game when ihev buried the Coca-Cola noltlers 30 lo S. 1 Tile Motormen sent G7 men to bat in Ihe seven-inning arTnir. which should be another record. \Vaj-ne Dill led the Motormen at the plate wilh three triples nnd R double in ei^ht times Ht bai. Tommy Little homered for the Motormen in th« which has the promise o[ clear weather. \ Champion and challenger got as far ss their dressing rooms Insl • night before the deluge drenched 1 the stadium. And more than »B,iO.- \ 000 worth of tickets had been sold.; according lo Sol Strauss ol the '20th Century (Jluli. U Ihe 31-year-old Negroes re-ilcll Ihe ling loniiilil. Slrnuss w-ill be lucky if SSOO.OOO has been paid lo witness their return 15-iounil brawl. Because of the Iwo dcfei inenls and today's unfuvontble, visiting funs---«l least wej'e ex- l> storm the box offU-es for refunds on tickets or ticket-stubs. Ticket I'rb-eii fall Ttml the weather had landed n slimnlng blow on the gale wns indicated last jilghl when ropri'sen- tmives ol ticket otTering ct\i)U-esV their (ace vulue of $50 or [en less, Acting-promoter Rlrauss was still both were scheduled for brisk loday. Their menus culled loi > \lRht men) in Ihe lorcnnon »lld » lieinly one In inld-afleriiDoii. l.ouln Sltll ll-.S Kavnrlle When Slinuss went to Ibe slu- dlum lust nlKhi. he wns (joiifldeiil ol singing ihe bout; for no rain had fallen In Now York riurliiR Ihe day. However, bl K . blnck clouds soon look over the skyway alwve the siatllmn. Llslnning and, thuuder provlded the include lo i bilcl shower that Mailed »t T:l» p.m. There wns t deceiving let-up: then, at TAG » near-cloudburst drenched the slmliimi unri sent ev- er.vone In ble.icbrrs Hurt Held sents sprllltlllK lo shelter 111 thr slaiidn. Stinnss niuinunced Hie |vosl]><me- jncnt al !t:l>3 [i in Ijiuls and Wall ul i were ready 1<i sin-ciihitors were'dun Iheir ring l«ns when the mi- I'iiiKslde seats ut niiuuueiiK'nl wns tiiiule. The belting prli-e (K-'uilnn l/>uls remained at 11 1ci S. The Blyiheville .luiiior Ix-uion C<ntou Pickers were banded iheir third .setback of the season yeMei tiny afternoon when Iliey dropped » 16 lo 0 derision to the visiting Ftii I i At Stake in Missco League WHIi Ihe Chirks nnd Indliins . litlnntf the tiny oft niter their nlglit '• pnft.iKenienl Wednesday, only two sanies are .scheduled lo be plnyed in the M1ssisj,l[i|ii County lln.seball I^HKUP .Sunday. Hls!ill«!ltlii(i Sunday 1 , |,| lly w lll >w Number Nine's buttle wll'ti the VlctorU in * scrap for he had booked lh« All-Star* to fill the date. ; Th« Memphis nine is compowd of some of the bc-sl players In lh« Memphis Municipal League, Dyer aimed, and boast a very good record thus !nr Ihli season. -/ See E. H. FORD Before You DIE! Smith Jlliiloi Leglonnahes >l Walk. ! llle '<»l>'« number two spot. The ; Rxnie will l>« plnyed m VIclorlK. | Tlie Red Hoi »re at pre.seiil liolit- Ing down second pbice but Number | Nine n only i back In | third. A win by Hie Nine-is would lln-ow them > ahead of Ibe S.'X. er Park. Kenneth Merrill woiked on Hi- 1 mound for ihe Plckerx Kitd w,\s nicked lor 14 hits lo snap bis victory streak at seven RRiuefi. Merrill gave up .te.ven Iw. 1 ** nn balls nnd struck otil live Fort Siiiilh hlt- Perkins, » plnl-sued lefl-haiuler, went the distance for Fvtrl Smith, llinilinK the PIckeiA to i-lne hits. He walked only four men and at ruck out eUlit. Pels Grab Both Ends of Twin Bill From Trovs; Chicks Edge Bears 6-3 Hy Kilwln I',. 1M . l/nileri TreKft SlxirU Writ<-r ATLANTA, Ga.. June 25. — lUP i first inning wilh one man on base"i~ Ihe Npw Orleans Pels dug in Inst I Hancock. Hawkins and Belew accounted lor the Bottlers' three hits. Bill Hawkins hurled al ihe. way for the Bottlers, ewliif,' up a | o ln'| of 13 hits. Ted Fisher .started for the Molormen but was relieved in the sixth by Walker. *f * . _„ Established as the Doilnei_ center fielder against both left and righl-hand pitching, clean, up man Carl Furillo picks out .a good one. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W Nashville 43 Mobile ?,c Memphis Birmingham . Atlanta Little Rock ... Nfi Orleans .. Chattunooca . .. Interest Grows !n Church School Baseball League Ihe Yarbro Methodists of Ihc American Legion's Sunday School Baseball League, dropped Iheir first league game of the season yesterday when they were defeated 7 to 1 by the Luxora Meihodisl.s at Walker Park. : Bobby Smith and Wheeler Gracey hurled for Yarbro and were touched for six hits while. Dugger nf nighl- and today they hud climbed nut of the Southern Association cellar. They on the basis of their play in Little Rock. The Pels won both ends of a flonblehcader. thanks to a never, say-die spirit that brought them from behind. Kreddie Vaughn's big bat. and the Southern's curfew \aw. Vaughn slammed out a mighty 1 homer that scored two men ahead -of him in the sixth bmhig of the •opening game, look away ihe Little 1 Rock lead, and cinched a ft In 3 vlc- i lory. 'Y' Tennis Club Plans Singles Tourney for Men July S was set as the opeiilug'rtnle for a iiiens' single tennis loinua- incilt. to be held nn I lie Walker Park Courts, at an oiRatii/.al ional meeting ol the lilytbi-vllle 'Y' Tennis Club In the 'V room last nighl. i A six-man committee headed by . K. Smith, Hie rsnt Stullh x'cond baseman, nud I^'t'oy, ihe cc-nlei- fielder, puced »\>rl Smith'* iilfen- j M\'e punch with en:-li collecting ; lhr«K tilts in .six times *l but. Me! H^y and Clifton WLxsou wcje (lie bl;; tuns lor tl'.e Picker* with lley , liamnu'linK out two doubles and A l single in t4>ur ttltxs Hud WlXson col- . U-cMtig hvo safellfs In ttve tries. The V'ii-keih were weak delensive- ly. cuiumltijiK a uitKl ul 10 i-nnr.t, and [HMii luise running robbed Idem of ,il least three tuns. , The Junior Otl/^,lleA opened the j SCOIUIK wllU thre.e. uu-eflfived ivms in thti lusl Inline.. They added an- nlher In Hie third, four more In Ibe seventh, two In the eighth and lour itl tlie iiliilh. The Pickers scored one run In the fourth, one in lh.> flflh. two In Ihe seventh, twci In llle eighth and one hi the ninth, Blytherillf Chicki To Play Leachvill* 1" Hie o'.lier same Sunday th- Lutf« stoie nulldog.s will tsngle .with Hie Havs -Store nine n! DIM- wi»<l on tlie Wogwood dllimoiul. The Hullno8« will be sceldHK to brmk Ilielr first-place tie with O.s- ceok and l>o|(wiK)d will be battling lo reuin it* No. < s|xil. All xanu's are set lor 2:30, Armortl Tigers to Play All-Stan from Memphis The Ariuurrl 'liners wlll piny Ihe Memphis All-Kilns, which Is 'n I •mi- <>( llle best Independent IJIIM- liull K'nms In Ibe Mld-.Soiilh, nl Walker I'wrk Sunday nfti'rnoon, Marlon Dyer. Tiger manager ali- liounceil this morning Dyer staled tlml the scheduled gi\uie wilh the .Ji>iii-slx>rn Hed 3n>c sel tor Walker Park SuniUy after- no*»n has liefii cuncelled and that New Theatre Manila' t f-'Jn«ft Sh.iwi KVK'KV M(;HT Hot (l>ienii Week Div. 7:M M«llufr S«tiitd»j A 8 R^t.-Sun. 1 |i.m. ConL "TIMBER TRAILS" ScleiU-il .Short KubJreLl Haturday "Bold Frontiersman" with Alluti LAHA The lllylhevilk clucks of Hie Mis.slsslppl County naseball l^ngi:} will meet Ihe Leachvllle Indepeml- ents In an exhibition game imd.-r Ihe lights i>[ Walker f'mk luniRia at ft o'clock. This will be Die second meeling J. L. Thompson Jr.. was appointed ' between the two tennis. The 1 to handle ivrtiiuneiiieills fiu the! pendem/i de^leatcd Ihc Chlck5 loiiiunnicnt, whli-H will be the lirsl i oiie-i-un mnvjilii hi tbcii llv»t i of its kind lo be lielcl in Illylhei'llle. The nlghlcap was long and care- ' Other members of Ihe conuillttee fully played with ihe teams knotted Include the Rev. Harvey T. Kidri, John Bin-licit. Edsel Harbei, Dirk Mills, and Carl Demon. The loiirnarneiit will be open to all netmeil ill tills men. Tlie deadline lor filing apjilirrat ion lor entry at one-all as midnight and the eighth Inning came up. Then the Pelican* found where Wes Livengood had been pitching them all evening and began to hit the score. Five runs crossed the plale in the was set for July 3. Tlie Rev. M New Orleans half before Uvengood ! Kidd was appointed to handle could retire the side, and the ing Sunday afternoon. Thi; Chicks are Idle lu competition until July i. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATUKDAV M'lK OWI. SHOW "THE INSIDE STORY" »llh Marsh* llunl ami William I.umllj.n Siinday and Mimday "SCUDDA HOO, SCUDDA HAY" with June llnvrr mid I.IMI MrC»llls(rr leu^ue . 37 . 37 33 28 . 58 . 28 L. Pet. 24 .642 30 30 31 1 was can-Ing a two-hit masterpiece. Travelers could score only one. That ! Dueler also paced his learn at bat was ""• Curlew ended tlie game i slamming out three hits In four j tlncre with a score 6 to 2. trips. Coach James R. Fisher, director .SC5 .532 .544 .405 .424 .412 .400 NATIONAL I.MGUK in a night game. Ferris Fain's tri- Cincinnati blow pie was the big nlng rally. Washington at Detroit, in the American and Cincinnati ai Philadelphia In the National were rained out. the win- Chicago W. 34 33 32 30 26 28 . 20 . 24 Today's Games >* SOUTHERN LEAC;I1K C Nashville at, Atlantn. night. Birmingliain at Mobile, nigln. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE CincitinaU at Nov.- York. St. Louis al Brooklyn, nipht. Pittsburgh at Boston. ni;;hr Chicagn at Philadelphia, night. AMERICAN* T.KAGUE Night Rivmcs: New York at Drtroif. Wnshitigton nl Cleveland. .P'niSariolpiiia at Chicago. • Boston aL St. Louis. Would Ftuy Them Off FORT WAYNE. Incl. i UP'—Mrs. Lenoni PJvan.^, tircrt of htiving slirubs stolen from her parents graves \n 51, John's ccniotcry. offered lire tiees to ttie thicvp.«; if hey would leave (he graves alone. Rontl Cleveland . New York . Philadelphia Boston . Detroit . . Washm^vm SI Louis . Chicago . . A M Lit I CAN LEAGUE W. L. 21 24 16 '21 '28 30 2V I't-ls Movp Up The double win moved NLU- Or- of the Legion's Summer recreation • Icnn.i Into Seventh, rephn:JiiK Chnt- prosjram stnted this moining tltni tanoopa which dropper) a game lo KLriniii^ham by 1'2 lo L>. The Borons' battered Weik., OIL rein i and Johti^on almost at will, forcing ' i-tfpUvtt'im-ni of Weik wilh a si-ven-' run siiiRc in thin fourth inning. The one-nvn clubs of the Southern iheir games to Atlnnin ajid Memphis, the Chick.s tuovitig within breathing d hi it nee of .second-pEcre Mobile with a fi to 3 decision o\'cr the Hears. BiK Bob Schult/, cut Mobile down lo seven hi Us. nnd LlRlH work nil through Ihe Chick lineup hrltl the opposition scorins vinlil the tin.i) inninp. Uy thnt time all ihe Mein- phi.s runs were in. Tlie Nashville Vols. .still riding safe in place, bowed by one run Interest in the league has increased ' considerably during the past few days with more than HO youths par- tiripntir.p. . Tie stated thai he is contetuplat- ' ing forming one or two more teams ' for the league and urged all boys P r t. interested in playing to report tn 57g him and arrangements would be 5(39 , made to place them on a rosier. ^552 -- -- ........... - ............... .520 j Three Games Tomorrow 467 ) In 'Y' Midget League .42 B ' .414 Play in the Blylheville Y's Mid- f get Sottball League xvil] be resnm- 1 ed tomorrow arrer a week's idli-- p c t i ne-^s cine to inclement weather. (-05 i Three games are scheduled to be 533 .531 II T,»,k • l. out Time JOLIET, III. IUPI — A nocer, Henry Jens, regained hlx wnllel 1(1 years niter he lost It In Rf>che.i- ter. Mltul. The wallet cnutKine.d hk personal pupern but tlie currency WAS mlsstilg. Friday und Suliirdiiy "TIMBER STAMPEDE" • lib Oeoritr O'tlrleli Ourtoiin miri Ulli ( h»plrr "Arivenlurm ot Kei and Klttly" It intanlthnt ^n« Gl*nmor« whitklni ara wilh clioicell grain n«u1(ol ipiriti but iml«od of being holll.d lmm<dlal«ly, "Thoinf»on" h pu* bock Into ^afr»l» t« maV* H M*"X34fc«4, 22 IS .518 .4«3 .4 SB .386 .340 Yesterday'* Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 6, Mobile 3, New Orleans 5-6, Little Rock 3-2. Birmingham 12, Chatianootia 2- AManta 1. Nashville 6. N AT IO X AT, 1 ,V, A (; i: K Brooklyn fi-R. Pittsburgh 2-6. s^c- "iifi cfillori niidcJIr of oi^hrli. riart:- N'ew York 3-2. Chir.ico 2-11. St. ijouip 11. Boston 2. Cinciimrvti at Philnrirlphtn. postponed, rain. AMKRrCAN LKAGUK Chicaco 3-,i. Boston 1-S. New York 4. Cleveland 0 Washington M Detroit, pnstponrri, ra i n. Piiiladcliiiiia 6. St. Ijonis 5. playcri tomorrow morning with Yarbro tnrrtinp t he Travel PCS n~, 9:30 on the Division Street dU- :nond. thd Leopards playing Lute.s Store at 10 o'clock ;\t Walker Park and the Timers mpclinp Promi.s-^ri :; .sevcnih \vHh three score. 1 ;. l/ind at 10:30 on ti;e Division Strc«-t. | Today's RAHICA: Nashville at Dia'mor.d. j lanta; Birmiriphnm al Mobile. to Atlaiua, 7 to 6. after Shelby Kln-| ney was ru.stied in to save ihe game j . for the Crackers. Atlanta, with Bill I Kennedy on the mound, had built i ii]) a Ifiid off Ben Wade, but, the i : Vols broke Kennedy's cm\ - e in the! Knck F A;lt»nM* S«lurd«y Owl Show "Th« Sign of Hi, Wolf" wilh Mkb.el \Vb»ten • n<1 Orare Hrxiltef AliM (Tarlotni Sunday (nil Monday Tuesday ULYTHCVILLES ONLY Al-l. WHITE Stuiiv Slurlx \V«ekdayi 7:M p.m. SitlunUy 1:1)0 p.m.; Su"ri»7 Z p.m. Time Todny (limlHI.F. KF.A'l'UHK) "IT'S GREAT TO BE YOUNG" with Kolxrt SlantoK mid Leslie Brtinkt W»rmr New. .nd Ihort At- COME, See And Hear James "Uncle Mac" MacKrell i Candidate for Governor} And His Quartet IH PERSON 8 P. M Friday. .lime 25 At the Cmirlhoiisv Al Rlylhevillc Don'f Miss This Big Free Concert | r 11 III PROFIT By Readinfi ffir Cla**lfled Adt Kvsru Day! PROFIT Advert! sin a In THt Classified Column* When You Want To Buy or Sell Wilt Appear Same Day Ads Placed Before 9 a.m. AM Classified Advertising Payable in Advance Phone 4461 BSytheville Courier News Also Shurt "TEXAS JAMBOREE" with HI* Hoy \VIIIUnM Mild Ken Curtli SrrUI; "M^Mrr.v of the Rlv«r Also Political Adv. Paid By Ed. P. Woods, 611 Cypress, N. L. Rock * BUWOC KULCt GIVES BUCKK THE KISS OF DEATH!

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