The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1948 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 2, 1948
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(AKX.) COUBi** Braves Assured of Mid-Season League Lead as Sain Pitches Win Over Giants; Cards Lose • ' B? Omit I, •• ••«!«* f»»U fwtm tftrU WrtUr raw YORK, Mif t- (IT.P.)—Maybe It's Jumping that holiday gun a tttUe, but hcn'i a bif cannon cracker jalute today to the Botton Brave's «te ouit •!• beinc In lint place on the I-ourth of July—and i( the ufcht bo&i tnw—at.Ui* end of the aeawn. Tb« Br»w« Jed the National* League by a 1 112 tarn* martin to dajr and with two days and tw< faniM to to, they were cure of be- in» in th* lead at the traditional half-way'muk. Just how reliable the axiom is Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAUUK W. L. PCt, Nashville 49 Mobile MemphU .... Birmingham Atlanta New Orleans Little Rock .. Chattanooga New York Philadelphia Chicago Boston Washington Detroit xSt. Louis . xChlcago .. mar be «e«n in statistics .During the last 33 wasons, the July 4 leader In the National won the pennant IT times and in the American 23 Imt*. But the Braves, who have gone longer without a pennant than sny team in the major leagues, still will hive'to go some to top the only other Boston club to take a National League (lag—the "miracle nicii" of 1914. That club wallowed in last place not only on July *, but as late as July It then went, on to win—breeiing. . ' The Braves, brought along slowly! Brooklyn and carefully by Manager Billy I Cincinnati Southworth, increased their lead tn 2 1[2 games yesterday when Johnny Sain hurled a four-hit, 4 to 1 triumph over the Giants, his 10th of the year. Sain, who now has more victories than any other Nationzl League hurler, yielded two of his hits in the first inning and was almost untouchable thereafter. A three-run double by Tommy Holmes broke the game wide open in the seventh. Bob Elliott's homer provided the other run. Cob* Nudge Card* The second-place Cardinals suffered further humiliation at Chicago, dropping their third straight game, 4 to 3, to the last-place Cubs as Andy Pafko drove in all of the runs with a double and a three-run homer. Jess Dobernlc pitched two hitles* relief innings after Pafko's homer to win his third game. Fritr. Getemuieller, 41, showed a | few tricks to Herman Wehmeier, 21, as the fine old southpaw pitched the Pirates to a 5 to 2 victory over the Reds at Cincinnati. It was a »ii-hlt performance in which he gave no walks. Danny Utwhiler's homer wa» the only solid blow off hi* slants. The . Phillies made it three •traight over the Dodgers at Brook. Jyn, winning 4 to 2 on steady pitching by Lyn'Howe. who handed thil Bums their fifth straight loss. Rl- di* Miller, led the Reds with three of their 11 hits. A seven-run lira! inning rally en•bled tht Tankees to coast to a 10 to 7 victory over the Red Sox in the rubber game of their important »erie« of three. Frank (Dutch) Killer, whose pitching was nothing to write home about, staggered through to nil second triumph, principally on his own hitting, a three- run double which was the big blow ot the big Inning. Vern Stephens, Johnny feOty, and Bobby Doerr hit, Rtd Sox homers, Stephens cominR with two al»s«, but Ted Williams went hitleM for the first time after hi game*. ™ , Tteern \ JLft*r \fcrjng no-hitted by Boo SJemon T lfilmesdaj r , the Tigers ro»r- ed WkJPlh a 13-hit.« to S triumph. at DetfSl, Pat Mull in hitting » homer and double in the same which found Hal Newhouser turning !n * relief chore to gain his 10th victory. He also hit a two-run triple In Detroit's fiye-run rally that clinched victory in UM tighta. The St. Louis Brown* rallied for three runs with- two out in the eighth inning to beat the Chicago White Sox, * to S, in a night game at St. Louis. Frank Biscan emerged as winner with Prank Papish the loser. • The Athletics bopped the Browns' rally by getting three runs with two out in the ninth inning to beat Washington, 3 to 1, at Philadelphia to stay in second place. Ferris Fam doubled the tying runs home and then scored the winning run on . Smer Valo's single. ..44 ..40 ..38 . .36 ..33 ..30 ..31 26 31 34 37 42 42 43 4« .653 .687 .541 .507 .402 .440 .411 .403 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Boston 38 27 .585 St. Louis 35 Pltlsburgh 34 ,32 .34 ..27 ..29 .28 Vols Tighten Grip On League Lead Three Circuit Clours Fotal to Chicks; Bears Down Crackers, 4-2 By Edwin Pope (United PITW Sports Writer) ATLANTA, Qa., July 2. (UP) — Nashville's big gun« answered roll call with home runs last night as three of tlie Vols let circuit blows provide all the runs in a game against Memphis. Charlie Gilbert started oil In the first with homer No. 23—leaving him just three behind teammate Charley Workman—and Ben Raster" wood and George Byam followed lilin around the circuit, llynm wns | the only one to have a man on I base, and his blow made the final tally 4 to 0. Mobile kept the rw.ce but hadn't a chance of catc Vols before 'the milestone. Tlie Bears got only six FRIDAY, JULY 1, If Chicks, Lutes To See Action In Nigh Game No, I six>t in the Mississippi County Baseball League remains at slake Sunday when all six teams in the loop take to tlie field. Meanwhile, the Blythevllle Chlcki and the Hites Store team of DOS-' wood will tangle tonight, on the Walker Park diamond to make up a game rained out earlier. Lasl Sundays rain-out of Die two scheduled games left the stand- Ings unaltered with second-place position again slated to be determined by results of two tilts on the league's Fourth of July 'diamond program. The Victoria Red Sox, who f.t present are holding down .second l>lace with a half-game lead, meet the Osceolfi Jnoians Sunday on the former's home grounds. Number Nine is only a half-game Kilowailers Win From Phillips Victory Putt Three Teams in Tic for League's No. 2 Spot Tlie lilts, but drove Carl Llndquist from AMLBICAN LEAGUE W. L. Cleveland 39 24 New York 39 26 Philadelphia 41 27 ..32 30 . .30 .30 ..25 .19 Yesterday » Results LEAGUE .547 .540 .508 I the hill by two scventli-lnnlng runs .507 I that gave them a 4 to 2 win- .443 I Ken Olson made the game • his ninth victory nKRlnst four defeats, even though he hart to be relieved wlien he walked two Crackers In the ninth. Lookouts Krige Traveler* Chattanooga squeezed through a 10-lnnhig fracas with Little Hock, 5-to-4, The Travs apparently put the game on Ice In the eighth with three runs nnd were leading at that point, -t-lo-2. Bui the Look- i oils maneuvered a pair across In the bottom of the eighth to tie the game, and bloke It up In the | L. , , ., .. pace but Uadn t behind the Sox and U scheduled U) liiK up with the i ace Dogwood on the Number Nino 'July 4 tasebnll diamond. A win by Number Nine FHxpatrick Softballert MemprWcrns 4-3 .439 .431 pet. .619 .COO .603 .516 -\C,2 .469 .397 SOUTHERN (Night games), Nashville 4, Memphis 0. Mobile 4, Atlanta 2. New Orleans 9, Birmingham 2 Chattanooga 6, Little Rock 4 innings). NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston 4, New York 1. Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 3. Chicago 4, St. I,ouls 3. Philadelphia 4, Brooklyn 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 9. Cleveland 5. New York 10, Boston 1. Philadelphia 3, Washington J. St. Louis 8, Chicago S. _ Chattanooga's Larry Drake honi- ' CHrtCSSCC, I 6QITI ercd In the first with none on, Bob Mayer of Little Hock hit one In the eighth wllh two on the snu'is, George Dlehl : s slow-motion tac- (10 tics helped New Orleans to a 9-to-2 verdict over Birmingham. He pitched a seven-hitter us the Pels marked up 14 hits Pete Kraus' home run -In the seventh with none on wns the best of the winner's blows. Tonight's games In the Southern | slate Little Rock at ChnttanooRn, Atlanta at Mobile, Memphis at Nnshvllie, and Birmingham at New Orleans. league-leading Hays store soltal team maintained a hoi pace by slugging out a 13 to 8 victory over the Coca Cola Bottlers In "Y" league play last night, while the Ark-Mo Kllowatters were pulling Into a tie with Sulllvan- Nclsou and Blythevllle Motor by virtue of an 8-2 victory over the Phillips Motor nine at Walker Park. Hays Store got the jump in the opening Inning with five runs on five hits off the pitching of Kellow, who was relieved in the second by Jimmy, who allowed only ^ hits over the remainder of the route. Wildness got him Into trouble in the fourth when he walked two and saw four runs score on successive hits by Poff, A. T. Hays and J. C. i Whittle. ' The Coca Colas came to life offensively in the fourth, tallying four on a base on balls, three errors and two hits. They completed their scoring with three In the fifth nnd one in the sixth. Jack Whittle. hurling for Hays gave up only 5 hits hut was the victim of poor defensive work on the part of his teammate*. Wlxson Hl(« Homer Tn tlie second game, Phillips was off to a fast start as Billy Wixson led off with a home run, the first of Ills three hits for the night. Ark- ] Mo retaliated In their half when with two away, Long hit to center and made it a home run as the ball took a bad bounce and got away from centerflelder Mitchell. Wixson scored again in the third Tlie Armorel Tigers combined following a single. He stole second seven-hit pitching with two circuit , aIKl advanced on an Infield out, clouts, four doubles and two Irl- ' scoring on a wild pitch. Aside from pies lo defeat the Rldgley, Tenn., t Wixsoii's homer, double and sTngle, Independents 12 lo 6 last night at : Phillips batters were able to get Ridgley. only two hits off the delivery of The PitriMtrlck Jewelers girls' softbal! nine, edged out lh« Humko girls' team of Memphis 4 to 3 last night at West Memphis in a two-run sixth inning. The Humko nine launched scoring In the opening Inning and bunched all three of their runs in the first frame. Jewelers' runners scored In both the first and second innings and took their winning lead in the sixth. Marjorl* Bevil did the mound work for Ihe Jewelers with Westbrook hulling for Humko. Both gave up eight hits. The Jewelc.s were credited with the only error of the game. Batters for the Jewelers got two hits in the first, one In the second, on« in the third, the sixth and two in the seventh. Humko batters rapped out three in the first, two in the second and fifth and one in Ihe sixth. Kathaleen Montgomery caught, lor the Jewelers while Hofner worked Behind the plate lor Humko. First Met/iodist Nine In Legion Kitty League Uptets Yarbro 7 to 1 The First Methodist nine, coached by Ted Vance, ui»el the highly- touted Yarbro Methodist club 7 to 1 In a Legion Kitty League game yesterday at Walker Park as pitcher Thomas Phillips hurled a one-hitter and fanned 15 Yarbro batters. Wayne Burnham, First Methodist catcher, contributed to the' Yarbro downfall by throwing out four Yarbro players attempting to steal bases. The First Methodist batters collected five hits off the combined offerings of Wheeler, Gracy and Embry. Gracey started on the j mound for Yarbro but was relieved j In the fourth because of a sore arm. Billy Jackson and Leo Duclos led tlie First Methodists batters while Joe Bynum got the lone Yarbro hit. The Firsl Methodist club is slated to meet the Catholic Fighting Irish in 'A game Monday, BLYTHEVILLE ALL WHITE THEATRE. mfmlmm ^^ mmlllmmmt ^ m ^^|^ Show SUrU Weekday! 7:M p.a Saturday 1:M fj*.; Sudaj I Last Time Today 3, \ (DOUBLE FEATURE) coupled with it Victoria loss would put the Nineis in second place by a hall-game margin. Victories by both would leave the standings unchanged. In the third tilt, the Blytheville Chicks will meet the Lutes Store Bulldogs nl Lutes. Tlio Bulldogs will be seeking to break tlic-lr first-place tie wllh Orscoln while the Dogwood nine will Ivy to keep its fourth-place spot. All games are scheduled to bc^in at 2:30. Armorel Tigers Defeat Ridgley, Band Majorette Fatally Wounded in Log Cabin COLUMBIANA.Ala., July 2—(UP) —A blonde 15-year-old band majorette was shot fatally with a large caliber Japanese pistol early today In a two-room log cabin secluded in the hills South of Birmingham. Two companions, Harold Ferguson, 23, and Jack W. Hess, 22, were being held in the Shelby CountS' jail here for Investigation In the death of Elllc Lee Barganicr. All three are from Birmingham. Sheriff L. T. Bowman said the young men told him the shooting was accidental. They told the sheriff they were playing with the pistol at the time it discharged accidentally. Ferguson was treated for a bullet wound In a finger on his right hand. Illinois led all other states in production of baby chicks during 1941. JACK HAIIY HELEN WALKER RUDY VALLEE OZZIE NELSON PHIUF HEED _i ART LINKLETTER ~, ». KOKE AH nnwr «AWO MOW FftANCES LANGFORD A f Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAUUE (All night games..) Memphis at Nashville. Atlanta at Mobile. Birmingham at New Orleans. Little Rock at Chattanooga. NATIONAL LT.AGUK (All night games.) New York at Brooklyn. Boston at Philadelphia. Chicago at Pittsburgh. St. Louis at Cincinnati. AMERICAN LEAGUE (All night games.) Washington at New York. Philadelphia at Boston. Detroit at Chicago. Cleveland at St. Louis. Quarter-Finalists Tee Off in NCAA Links Tournament STANFORD, Cal., July 2. (UP) — The chips were down in tlie NCAA golf tournament today as eight of the nation's best collcylnte shot- makers teed off -In the qnarter-fl- lal round this morning, u'ilh the icml-flnals slated for tills afternoon. With [he original field of 64 riial- fieis reduced twice yesterday from 32 and then from 16, the double- quartet teed off today in these pairings: Lefty McWhorter hurled the seven-hitter for the Tigers while the Armorel batsmen got to Gregory, the liidgley pitcher, lor 12 hits. Tlie four-base hits were pounded out by Prltz West ami McWhorter. West's round-trip hit, cnnie wllh one man on. Gregory led mdgley bat work, rapping out a single and a triple In four trips to the plate. The Tigers scored in tlie opening Inning nnd iniilntnincd their lead thereafter. They bunched three-runs in the third to cinch the lend. Tlie victory was McWhorlcr's third tn a row. A. 0. Bunch got three for four, West three for five and McWhorter two for three for the Tigers. The Tigers will meet the Memphis All-Stars on the Armorel ctia- ; mond at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tom Lambie, Stanford. Billy Denton, who went the route j for the Kllowatters. Ark-Mo batters rapped Tom Dorris for 9 bingles and scored two in thn GUi. Ability lo hit in ttie pintrii nnd clear the bases of all runners was the big factor in their victory as the Phillips Motormen played tight ball and were guilty of only one error. "WILD BILL HICKOK RIDES" wilh Bruce Cabot and Constance Bennett Also Cartoon Saturday BILLY THE KID GUN JUSTICE" with Bob Steele and Al (Fuzzy) St. John Serial: "Mystery of the River Boat* Also Cartoon Texas. James Mailers'. University or Washington, vs. Bobby Harris, San Defending Champion DaVe Bnr-• Jose State, clay, university of Michigan, vs.' Ted Richards. UCLA, vs. Locldi Kempn,, University of Oklahoma. Baseball Fan is Fined For Hurling Pop Bottle LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 2. — (UP)—Tossing pop bottles is not an accepted part of the great American pastime In Arkansas. Municipal Judge Harper Harb ninde that clear yesterday in fining Prank Shea $50 and sentencing him to'one clay in jail on a charge of tossing a bottle at Umpire Gug- licimio during a Mobile-Little Rock game June 21. Shea pleaded not guilty and appealed to PulnsM Circuit Court. Read Courier News Wunt Ads. U.S. Women's Doubles Teams Reach Finals in Wimbledon Net Tourney •W1MBLETON, Zllg., July 2. (UP) —America's crack women's doubles combinations made up of Louis Brough-Margaret Osborne du Pon; i and Doris Hart-Patricia Canning , Todd swept into the fin«ls of the Wimbledon championships today with straight s^ts victories. Miss Brougr. and Mrs. du Pont gained the tandem finals for the lhird~straight year as they eliminated Mrs. Helen Pederscn Rihbany of Boston and Barbara Sco- iiel dof San Francisco, 7-5, 6-0, in an all-American semifinal. Hart and Mrs. Todd. U. S. Hopes Fade In Third Round Of British Open MOIRFIELD, Scotland, July 2. (UP)—Henry Gotten, veteran British pro, carded a 15 today on the third round of the British Opcr Golf championships to retain his lead among the early finishers will a \otal of 512 strokes as America] hopes for the title dwindled. Frank Stranahan of Toledo, O., recent winner of the British amateur crown, shot a 75, but was far back of Cotton at tlie three-quarter mark with a 54-hole total of 223. Capt. Arthur Kingsley of the U. S. Army'made the round in a poor 77, bringing his three-round total to 223. Bobby Cruickshank of Richmond, Va., carded a T? and was ecvn farther back in the field at the end of the third round with a 225 total. Lawson Little of Cleveland, O.,' fared no better than his fellow- Americans, making the round In an unimpressive 76 which gave him a total ol 224 at the 54-hole mark. »&* defending champions,'trimmed Mrs. Australia. Blair and Mrs. Jean Nlco'l Bcstock of England, 6-<, 8-6. The Brough-du Pont team won the doubles crown in 1946, but lost, it last year to Miss Hart and Mrs. Todd. A strong sun was shinuis; and a crowd of about 20.000 packed the stadium around the center court for the men's singles championship i between Bob Palkcnburg of Holly- tne -wood. Call.', and Jack Bromwich of Fin* Glanmore whlsklti or* b lend to) wllh groin nfHitrol spirits but instead of b«tr>g bottled Immediately, "Thompson" k put bock Into barrels to malca It smootH*rv' toslief. proof. The »te 4 yej».rs or u^'o craln neutral spirits. Hear E. C. "Took" Gainings! Air His Views Over Station KLCN - - - Blytheville Kach Monday Afternoon • 2:30 p.m. Mr. Gaining'* Address Can B« Heard Over the Following St a lions! Parogould, KDRL, Fri.—7a.m. W«t Memphi*, KWEM, Sat.—10.45 a.m. H«l«na, KFFA, Sun.—7:20 p.m. Jonesboro, KBTM, Man.—7:00 a.m. North of Rio Grande" with Russ "Lucky" Laydcn Also Comedy PORTIS STRAWS >^^i PRICE Panamas - - - Sailors Saturday Owl Show Starts 11:00 p.m. GERALD MOHR • JANIS CARTER H an • in «an • KI nat • unit wait tisii «n Serial: "Tlie Black \Vido Also Cartoon SEAGRAM'S 7CROWN. BLENDED WHISKEY. 86.8 Proof. 65%Giain Neultal Spirits. Seagram-Distillers Cciporatmn, Chrysler Building, NewYoik Sunday and Monda RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday BAR 20 JUSTICE" with Hopalong Cassidy Cartoon and 1st Chapter "Masked Marvel* Saturday Owl Show GAME OF DEATH" with John Loder and Audrey Long; Also Cartoon Sundav and Monday Tuesday "TYCOON" (In Technicolor) with John Wayne and I.arraine Day Warner N cws A Short Regular *5°° Now >2.50 New Theatre Regular *7 95 - - - - Now 3.95 At the Place Where You Get Better Cleaning in Eight Hours HUDSON Manila's finest Shows EVERY NIGHT Bos Opens Week O»T» 7:M p.m Matinee Saturday & Sond«y Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont Showtoc Friday "Wings Over Wyomin 9 "'^ with George O'Brien CLEANER TAILOR Blytheviltc, Ark. CLOTHIER Sreclc, Mo. Saturday "Public Cowboy No. 1" with Gene Antrj* and Smiley BnrneUe Saturday Owl Show "BLOCKHEADS" with T.aure1 and Harrir Sunday and Monday "In Old Los Angeles" with William Elliott »nd John Carroll

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