The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1947 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 22, 1947
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FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS f l < . lil*-'-;••'•'• T'il Team Wins Title Eidl SoftbdII GrW Competition to Be Keen /or Key Positions Wholesalers Lose Two in Row as League Play'Ends The Loy Eich Softball nine was On Chick and Pap Squads During 1947 Season It • will be dog cat ctog In llic Blylhevillt' Chicks training camu next week when Big cinei "Nig" Bynum and ir.s £;rsl lieutenant Waller S. Davis begin bearing down on the group of candidates seeking., berths on Uie 1947 edition of the BUS football eleven. The tribal chieftains begin clearing the decKs for notion nl yesterday afternoon's training session at (he Blythcv;::a cxnnuiy Club when iliry ran the 29 recruits through their first, light, blocking BASEBALL STANDINGS SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. . Mobile | New Orleans I Nashville . Chattanooga ....... . Atlanta Birmingham Memphis Little Rock FRIDAY, AUGUST 22,. 1947 . -- -. Especially will this he tilic in city champions "lastnight | the bull carrying department. Coach pounding out a decisive 5 {a Davis divided the members of his "-'"•- backfield, and end departments into two squads and schooled them In the fundamentals of body block- Ing in preparation of the hard weeks that lie ahead. The backfield candidates, work- Ing without any blocking equipment, took to the drills like a duck takes to water, realising that perfection is Die main highway to success. * However, yesterday's drills were sofne of the smaller ; 1 vlctoiy ovei the Sallba Wholesal- ^'ers, to mpke It. two .straight vlc- l lories in the three-game 'eham- ti pionship play-off series of the City '|Softball League / i The Eichers defeated the Wliole- | salers, last years city champs and , ! . this yeai s league pennant wln- ^ ners. 2 to 0 In the .first game of I the chaiuplonship scries Tuesday | night on Marlin Griffin's two-run" * homer In (he fifth inning and then * returned last -night to gobble up •• the second, tilt and the title. Jack Whittle was on the mound ilor the clnmpiqns, giving up four" •hits, only one of them for extra $ bases. He struck out two -men, < walked none and his ' teammates S committed four errors. Sallba's ace twirler, Harvey Dorris. hurled foi the losers, giving 'up three base .blows, struck out five 'and walked six. His wildness aided by five miscucs by his teammates, paved the way to his defeat. ; Last night's tilt starled as If to be a carbon copy of Tuesday night's game with both Whittle anil Dorris showing great form in the first two Innings. But when the third rolled around the usually strong defense. f o! the Wholesalers cracked and the .ceiling Icll in on Dorris. Eichers Have Big Inning In this Inning the Eichers pushed * across four runs all of them unenrn- i,ed on not a single hit. Dorris only shams as the. aspirants walked through Ihe drills like a green chorus girl. But they also realized that next week it for blood and that who makes who hit the ground the hardest, Is the one that will get the assignments. Working In another section of the vast expanse of tlie golf course, Coach llynum ran his 13 candidates for the forward wall positions through light blocking drills. Witnessing his first year as head mentor of the Chicks, the former line star of the 1 Razorbacks tutored his students in the fundamentals of fiont line work. Still a bit gloomy about the line situation and the limited number of prospects from which to choose his forward wall, Byiunn stiffened I his drills slightly in. yesterday's session. Tlie Chicks' roster was Increased | in number liy. two yesterday with i the reporting of R. A. Friend, a e on no a snge , Dorris . > • ' ' started the Inning by droppin" sm ' c tack last vca1 ' " mi Cnl Whittles pop fly. Pete Burnham I OnsscU ' " K"'"™" member or the "drew n base on balls and Ralph i pa ' )OOMS ' r °l' or ^d to the training Rail •.Patton • was safe on an infield cr- > ror. Whittle, and Burnham scored r on Ed Bunch's outfield fly .-'which' * was dropped by Cliff Bevil, Fatten ^.advancing all the way to third. ^.Christian sacrificed Patton home fr and was safe at first on Dorris's 'attempt-.put-out- at .the plain. K Bunch, who had advanced to third on the sacrafice, attempted to ssoie wliili the Wholesalers were talking ^the situation over and was thrown ,,,0111 and Giiffm scored oil a imsed ;f ball Ed Bictherick b'omi.ecd but to "the pitcher to end'the inning. * The Wholesalers scored their Jone tally in the bottom halt of luthe.-third frame when Cliff Bevil was safe on error alter two were out. He went to second on a passed, ball and advance to third on Pete Burnham's wild throw .to first base, in an effort to put out Roy Hon who had grounded down Die third base line. Jimmy Lutes doubled through the hole at second -to scare Bevil with Hon holding up f at second Lutes was struck by Ce- J.C11 Gray's ground ball to end the }. inning - -, ., ' .targe Crowd Sees Game ^ The Eichers added their fifth and ^ final tally in the sixth frame on i thiee st'?ight Walks and a wild f pitch. ' . ; Last night's championship game -was'watched by : one of the largest "-•crowds to witness a league game'i -this year. Some 400 spectators ,3ro»ded the inadequate seating fa- ; ^cilities to isee the two teams battle -[Tor the city title. """"'Members of (he Loy Eich team 1 will, receiye individual medals as n , reward for being members of tlie city championship team. ; * lAn acre ^originally, was the area ^ that could be plowed by a yoke of • oxen in a day camp. Tiie two additions brought the membership of the Chicks roll to 20 candidates. : Meanwhile, "Pops' Paps," lioast- hi;; the largest agfrresallon ever to report to a ISlythcville Junior IHgK School football coach, sct- tjcil down to a harder work yos- 'ierihiy,'Ifiryiiiff fur the hot race for the different, posts that U bound |o .start next week. Coach Musley ga/.ed ill the large eq'uad of young hopefuls and his thoughts wandered hack to his first jcar as tutor of the Paps when a "relatively large sfjuad" of )5 meuibers reported for initial drll|s. This year he hus three times that number and is expecting even more when .school ope,ns the first week In September. Coach Mosley lias hopes of forming a "H" team this year to play schools ol the state. This year Is believed to be the first time in the history of junior high school foolball tl'.nt enough candidates for four lull teams have reported for initial drills. Elsewhere in the county footl-ail practice opened on schedule in most of the towns. Coach Rube Hoyce'.s Osecola Seminoles began their pre-season training Wednesday with 18 candidates .reporlhjg. Seven of them lettermcn 'ror.i irist year's squad. Coach Boyce was stricken with the same ailment lhal haunted the majority of the- ravishes 'In this section last year of an inadequate number of reserves. And '-he situation don't'look much better this year, lie claimed. However, he pointed out that, he is looking forward to the roairn or a coup;? or three more lottermen. Six-Man Team to Kxpand The smaller .schools or the LOUII- ly. Luxora,. Kei-sor, Wilson and Dyess, who were member.-; of ,\ Elx- man league for tho several years, are busy laying ihcL- plans for the re-cstabllsliing of regular ll-man football this year. Coach James fi. Dolton of Kelscr opened his ] ire -sea-son practice Wednesday with 14 candidates reporting, rive of them monogram winners last year. Among the letter- inch reporting back'tills year are P. 13. Wynne], and Lloyd Nesler. ends; Herbert Catt, center; T. j million, guard; and Donald Crews back. Coach Boltoji is beginning his second year as head mentor at the Kelscr school. He led his team to a very successful season last Fall but. really has his share of the worries this year. The other members of the six- man league have not yet opened their training sessions. Luxora will welcome a new coach this year. Tye Adams, who tutored the Paragould Bulldogs last Pull. Adams has arrived in Luxora and will probably issue his first call for candidates next week. Katies fiuvt: New Coach •Tlie Dyess Eagles are .awaiting the arrival of their new .mentor, Tom Park of Okolona, Ark. Park was coach at Crawfordsville, Ark., liist' year where hn 'saw'his six- man team through a successful Full. He will report to his new assignment next week and will begin practice then. He is a. graduate of Henderson State Teachers College I nt, Arkadelphla. • j V. B- Hlevin the Eagle's last I year mentor, resigned recently , to take past-graduate work at the University of Arkansas. Rqy Stobaugli, coach at Wilson High School, could not ^e reached by telephone this niorning 'and the plans for his 1U41 squad • arc' not known. However, he announced earlier this year that he would reinstate 11-mnn" football- at the school after several years lay-off. The Shawnee Indians at Joiner, coached by. Charles O. Moore, opened their training camp Wednesday with 15 candidates rcix>rting' for initial drills. However he stated that he expected a much larger aggregation when school opens Sept. 15. He is expecting 13 lettermen back this year. 84 81 13 TO 63 62 59 43 Pet. .632 .604 .545 .519 .481 .463 .440 .319 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Brooklyn St. Louis Boston New York Cincinnati . Chicago Pittsburgh Philadelphia 73 u? 66 59 58 52 go 48 AMERICAN New York .. Host on . Detroit . ... Philadelphia Cleveland . , Chicago . . Washington St. Louis ... W 70 61 GO 82 58 54 48 41 Pet. .608 .568 .555 .518 .475 .441 .424 .410 .Pet. .655 .545 .526 .530 .613 . .462 .421 .350 Semi-Finafs Launched In National Doubles Meet CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.. Aug. 22. (UP)—-America's chief rivals for the Davis Cup doubles assignment, the Jack Kramer-Ted Schroeder and Frank Pinker - Gardner Mulloy t«ams, were favored to win their semi-finals matches today in the 'National Doubles Championships. Kramer and Schroeder laced Francisco tPan;ho) Segura of Ecuador and Enrique Mo re a of Argentina, \vii;-,e i-f;i:;cr and Mulloy squared off against Bill Talbert of Wilmington, Del., and Billy Sidell of Australia. 'Play in the women's doubles com- etltion preceded -according to form 'Hh the top-ranked pair of Bourse Brough and Margaret Os- orne moving into the semi-finals. America's second-ranked doubles pair of Doris Hart- and Mrs. Patricia iing Todd also advanced. Baseball's Unpredictability Has Expert Prophets Embarrassed BY CORNELIUS KYAN llnlU'tl I'rcss Sports Writer NEW YORK. up. 22. (UP) — Baseball's unpredictability, both on a long-range and short-range basi:;. had the expert forecasters embarrassed today. First, there -was the fact that the Brooklyn Dodgers whipped the Cincinnati Red* yesterday, 8 to 1, to add a half-game to u luad that now stands at five games. Many.observ- ers thought that Wednesday's heartbreaking 12-inning loss to St. Louis would crush the Dodgers, and very few believed the Brooks would come back with, 'any 7.1^ against F.well Blackwcll, the league's best pitcher. But they did. Conversely, that 12-iipiing victory was supposed to have inspired the Cardinals, but they V fir nbsorbed a place Phils in the first game, of n doublehcatler yesterday. St. Louis won the second, 13 to 3. Still another surprise today was the standing of ihe Philadelphia Athletics. Third place, and very to the second-place Red Box. The A's, consigned tc- the second division by the wise men, have play- ed solid baseball all season, and jumped past 'Detroit yesterday by dropping the 'Browns, 8 to 5, while the Tigers look two lickings trom the long-dormant Washington Senators. Blaikwrll I.uses Sixth •Brooklyn got five hits, three walks and five runs off Blackwell in .six innings, giving him his sixth loss when he wanted his 20th victory. Clyde King, a desperation .-pitching choice, unexpectedly-, went-the route lor. Brooklyn. v fBruce Edwards hit a two-run Dodger homer. Oscar Judd pitched the.Phils to the 9 to '1 victory over St. Louis, allowing five hits, and got good bat- ling nupport from Don Padgett, Lee Hundley and Ralph LaPolntc. Enos Slaughter collided with his teammate Bernie Cregcr while chasing a fly, and suffered a slight concussion which will sideline him.for several days. Stan Musial hit two home runs, one wilh the bases loaded, and Ron Northey got a thrc,e-run round- tripper as the Cards won the second game. Boston's Braves walloped the Chicago. Cubs twice,- 8 to- 2 and 6 to 4. -Bol) Ellioit. witli a home run and single, and Phil Ma-si, with four hits, led 'Boston's- IB-hit attack in the opener and made Warren Spahn's iGth triumph an easy one. A five-run rally in the seventh won the second game, running the Cubs' losing streak to seven games. Clint Hartung pitched and batted the Giants to a •! to 1 win over Pittsburgh. He had a no-hitter until Jim Bloodworth. first up In the eighth, hit n single, Frank Gus| tine homered in the ninth. Hartung helped himself to his eighth victory with a home run and single. Yanks Defeat Cleveland Bill Johnson had a big night at Cleveland, polling a home run. triple and two singles to pace the Yankees to a n to '3 victory. whicSi boosted their lead to 13 games. Boston's Red Sox lost ground as they took a 3 to 2 lacing from the Chicago White Sox. who got all their runs in the first inning off Tex Hughson. Dave Philley's triple drove in two runs and Bob Docrr's error allowed the winning run. Washington ended an It-game losing streak with two triumphs over Detroit. 3 to 2 and 5 to 3. Early Wynii pitched a six-hitter to win Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta at Nashville, rain. Only gaine scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 8, Cincinnati 1'. St. Louis 2-13, Philadelphia 9-3. fio.ston 8-G, Chicago 2-4. Now York 4, Pittsburgh 1. AMERICAN LEACUIR Washington 3-5, pctroit-2-3. New York 0. Cleveland 3. Chicago 3. Boston 2. Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 5. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: Birmingham at Memphis. Atlanta at Little Rock. Mobile at Chattanooga.. New Orleans at Nashville. Osceola to Stage 5th Annual Horse Show Next Week OSCEOLA, Aug. 22.—Entries from some of the fine.^ stables in the I Mid-South will compete in Osce-! ola's fifth annual horse show which | opens here .Monday nlgl)t, tt.vnsj announced today by W. R. "Billy" Nicholson, president .of the Osceola Junior C h a m b or of Commerce, sponsors of the. event. . V Prize ' winning horses from some of the Sonth's finest shows including the Le Bonheur_Shqw. in Memphis 'and -the Jdniof League's 'show in Lexington, Ky., will vie.for the S3000 in prize and awards being awarded to winners of the various divisions of -(he show, Mr. Nicholson staged. Monday night's activities will feature,' jumi>ers, three-gnited horses, the- ponies, junior walking class, Shetland and roadster classes, the ladles five-gaitcd division, five- galted open, three gaitecl open', fine harness open, walking mares, and hackney singles, Tuesday night's program, the championship slakes wilt be run with .winners from the opening night's divisions competing in the jumpers division. Northeast Arkansas pleasure class, walking stnlliaiis, hacki\ey stakes, fiye-gaitcd amateur, the Shetland Harness championship and the walking and roadster championship stakes. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at Brooklyn. Pittsburgh at New York. St. Louis at Philadelphia, night. Chicago at Boston, night. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Detroit (2). Boston at Chicago (2). New York at Cleveland (2). night. Philadelphia at St. Louis, night. the opener while the Nats picked nt Hal Newhonser for 10 singles. In the nightcap Sid Hudson stopped Detroit with seven .safeties, while getting I3-hit support from his mates, including homers by Mickey Vernon and Cecil Travis. Tho two wins followed a stormy clubhouse meeting in which Mnnnser O.ssie 'Bluege denied reports of dissension and socked the reporter who wrote the stories. Heavy hitting by Barney McCoskey and Hank MRjcski and good pitching by Bill McCahan escorted the 'A's to their 8 to 5 win over the Browns. McCoskey got four hits and Majeski three, including a home run. McCnhan allowed eight hits. Yesterday's .star: Clinl Hartung of the Giants, who pitched n two- hit victory over the Pirmc:- and belted a. home run and .single. He had a no-hitter until the eighth inning. TOM A, Chicago Bears Favorites in All-Star Clash CHICAGO, Aug. 22. (UP)—George Halas' Chicago Bears, never a loser in five appearances in the annual College Ail-Star game, go for another victory in the iith-annual affair tonight. . The Bears were favored at two or three to one to win the game again. In points, the National Football League team was given a" !','_• edge. ' Halas was known to want-to win the match to regain the prestige of the pro league, whose 1945 champion, the Los Angeles Rums, took a 1C to 0 lacing from the AlUStars last year. Coach Frank Leahy's All-Star club was hampered throughout the training period by injuries and by the inability of known' stars to arrive in time to learn the plays and get in shape. The Bears have been in training in Collegeville. Ind.. since early August, and only this week the astute owner-coach proclaimed them in "good condition" and ready to play a GO-minule ball game, no matter what the weather. Leahy's crew, more than GO, prepared for the brawl at Northwestern's Dyche Field in nearby Evanston. However, such name stars as Glenn Davis. Army: Bob Fenimore Oklahoma Aggies; Julie Rykovich Illinois, and others were injured early in the training program and definitely will be out of the game In addition, Charlie Trippi an All-American from Georgia, ant Doc Blanchard. Army's great fullback, -reported late and it was doubtful whether cither could learn the plays before game time tonight Probable starting lineups' All-Stars p os . Baldwin L.E. Baiwegen L.T. £e«sc L.G Dnilis Dllkc C Turner Bras Sticke Sprinkli Luckmai McLeai ..Gailarneau . ..Osmansk OR.CRV1M 1 OUT ODD- TO MY SOUMDp OH.WtLL I O>>N Flit. I'LL H Pv-VE. TO\ \T OONN10 MOTOR CO. AND GET VT PUT TCXSE.THE. R // Bears ..Kavanaugl' Humble R.G. Mastrangclo ..R.T. Tereshinski Ratterninn Young Scluvall .. Mcllo .... R.E. Q.B. .L.H. R.H. P.B. Blutheville Motor Co. ymouih COMO STREET Memphian in National Parks Net Semi-Finals INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Aug. 22 <UP> — Unheralded Lou Faquin Memphis. Tcnn., sporting good salesman, and three seeded star battled for linal round berths i the !f)47 National Parks Tenni Tournament today. Fnniiin met seventh-seeded Ar nold Beisscr, San Francisco. Cal In one .semi-finals match. Forme champions. Willis Anderson, Lo Angeles met the 194C runner-u Fred, Detroit, in th other. For Complete Protection Against All INSURABLC HAZARDS Phone 3545 W. J. POLLARD AGENCY Glenc<M Hotel Bldg. 124 W. Ash $t. hird Applicant Seeks o Operate Dog Races LITTLE RCCK, Ark.. Aug. 22 UP)—Tlie State Racing Com- nisslon had before it today n thin pplieation for authority to opuratc dog racing track in Arkans: The . application was filed ies- were filed erday by- Ebb ..Mitchell of Oak- last week. Little Rock Legion Nine in 3-Woy Tie In Sectional Meet SUMTER, S. a. Aug. 22. (UP) — The Southeastern Sectional American Legion Junior Baseball Tourney turned into a three-way scramble today a.'j Greenwood S C upset tlie highly-touted Kannapolis. N. C., entry 5 to 0 last night.-Little Rock, Ark., is the third nine In the deadlock. Gilbert Mcll3-.vcU hurled a four- hitter as Greenwood downed Knn- nnpolis. Ben Johnson, Greenwood hurler who lost to Little Rock In a previous game slammed two singles and a triple to lead the Siuth Carolinians' attack.. The decision left nil-three nines with one win and one loss apiece. A team is eliminated If defeated twice. B The winner ot r day's game between Kannapolis and Little Hock will meet Greenwood at night. land. Cal., who asked permission to operate tracks at west Memphis and Hot Springs. He said he was a native of Arkansas. Separate applications to operate dog tracks in the , same two cities with the cor.nnLss Georgia Linksmen Win Four-Ball Golf • Tourney . BIRMINGHAM. Ala., .-Aug. 22. (UP) — The Georgia team of George Hunter and Tommy liarnes- won the Southern States Four-Ball Golf Tournament yesterday by defeating Avery Beck and Tommy Card of North Carolina. 2 and 1, Georgia's sixth victory In the tournament's seven-year history. For Barnes.' it was ihe lourth straight personal triumph as a member of the Georgia team, discounting the war years. Hut it. was team-mate Hninci 1 , ihe Columbus, Ga., cloulcr whose putting had given him trouble through the earlier rounds, who got, hot on the green. The Georgia combine went a- hcad by two holes in the morning round of 18 and never lost that margin. Barnes and 'ilamer went three-up on 19 but Heck'scored a birdie three to reduce the margin on the next hole. Project for Fishermen CONWAY, Ark.. Aug. 22. CUP) — A group of Faulkner County civic and business leaders were to meet today in Conway to initiate a drive for $31.CCO. 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