The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1947 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 1, 1947
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SKPTEMUBR 1, 1947 Lookouts Defeat Lutes Nine 13-8 Manila Advances • in Missco Playoff as Cooler Forfeits Game The Blythevillc Route Two Lookouts and the Manila Ca/dinuls won the opening games of the first- round series in the Mississippi County Amateur pRseba.ll League* pl»y-~off at Manila "yesterday, the Lookouts crushing Lutes 13 to ,8 and the Cardinals winning by forfeit over Cooler. : These same teams will meet in the second game of their first- round series at Walker Park this afternoon the, third game, ir needed, to be played later this week. Cooter forfeited to Manila In yesterday's first game when they . failed to show up for the contest. A win by the Cardinals this afternoon ftould advance them to the finals. The Lockouts, however, had to take their contest with Lut^s the hard way in a wild scoring, free hitting affair. Led by J. lj. Gurley. their catcher who banged out a triple and two singles in live times at bat. the Lookouts scored in every inning but the second nnd third In the nip and luck affair thatfsaw the lead change hands three times during the nine inning route. A. W. "FriU" West went the route for the Lookouts giving up 12 hits. Clyde "Red" Lutes started on the hlll\for the Lutes nine but was kayoed in the, sixth inning and was relieved by John Harvey McHaffey. McHaffey worked until the eighth frame and was relieved by Hugh Wright. McHaffey was charged with the loss. Son Ledbetter, Lutes' center- fielder, homered in the .seventh inning "*ith oi-.e mate on for the game's only circuit blow. He also singled in the first inning to cop hitting honors for Lutes. Majors Enter Final Month But Little Remains to Be Decided New Theater Manila's Finest Shan EVERY NIGHT Hattnee Satardar ft 6nnd>- B«z Opena Week D»yi 7:M K» Bat-Ben. 1 fJn. Cut. Bhewtaj Dy CORNELIUS RYAN + (United 1'rras Sports Writer) NEW YO3K. Sept. 1. (Up) — Major league baseball entered Its final month today and Just about the only things still to be decided are the final figures on new attendance records. , The Yankees are 12112 games ahead in the American League and not even n collapse can keep them front winning. They Just h*d a minor one'an'd the Stcd Sox and Tigers! apparently lex/ bashful to go up In front of .nil those pcpolc, had mild collapses too! - IBrcoklyfi is scven-anci-a-Ualf games ahead of St. Loins In the National League, and.'- while ii would be quite possible for the Cardinals to rally and -win the flag, the Redblrcis never once this season have looked like the kind of ball club which will roar through September with something like 26 victories in 27 games, which is what Is needed. The Dodgers have only '21 games yet to play, and if they Isot half of them, St. Louis would have to win 22 of iis 27 games to cop the pennant. Harry Walker of the Phillies has the National League balling title well under control, with a mark of .354 to .320 for his nearest rival. Ted Williams has whipped the Phil Cavaretta of the Cubs, defensive shift against him and seems to have a firm hold oti most I American L'jaguc honors — butting with an average of .340. runs scored with 103 and home runs with 27. Johnny 'Mix,?, with 44 homcr.s, was expected to withstand any challenge by Ralph Kincr for .slugging hon- c-iimati. already at 20 victories, ors, and l£well Blackwcll of Cin- should be the top hmler. Brooklyn Wallops (jiants -Brooklyn held its margin by walloping the New York Giants. ID to 4, despite Willard Marshall's home run which gave the Giants a tie with the 1038 Yankees for the all- time team honicr-hittlng title, both with 1C2. The Giants are expected to end the season with a new record of more than 200. Marshall's one blow was nowhere near as effective as the two singles and one home run by Broklyn's Hruce Edwards, who bailed in five runs. St. Louis, still chasing the Brooks with hope if not with- success, out- las'.cd the Cincinnati Reds, 15 to a. walks, two wild pitchers, a passed in a game in which there were 10 walks, two wild pitches, a passed ball, 19 singles, four doubles, one- Jonesboro Man Takes Top Cash In Old Car Derby David May, of Jonesboro, driving the Studcbaker Special racer owned by William Johnson of Luxora, paced the field of six entries In the American Legion's weekly Old Car Derby held at Walker Park yesterday afternoon und copped top money for the day. Otto Scrapes, of -Blythcville, driving a Hudson SpeciM racer owned by Conlcy Brothers Garage of Blytheville, received .second money and Jerry A:nick of Jonesboro, driving a Buick Special racer, owned by Luniislon-Wrolcn Garage of Bly- tht-villc, placed third. Ed Rice, who is in charge of the races, stated this morning that he had been assured of 10 entries in next week's derby and that two Memphis cars, a Drier, owned by W. R. Smith, and a Mascari Special, built by Joe Mascari, would compete, BASEBALL STANDINGS KOIITHKKN New Orleans Mobile Nashville . ., Chattanooga Atlanta . ...'. I.KAC.UI: W. L. Pet. ....88 56 .011 Last Time Today 'Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?" with June Haver News and Shorts 88 VJ 75 70 Birmingham . ;, 68 Memphis 64 Little Rock 4ti 100 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Brooklyn . 81 43 St. Louis 72 55 Boston .- 13 58 New York 64 G2 Cincinnati . : 61 11 Chicago 57 71 Pittsburgh 51 74 Philadelphia 53 75 Tuesday 'PRIDE of the TURF" With Selected Shorts THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday & Tuesday EDDIE BRACKEN CASS DALEY VIRGINIA WELLES SPIKE JONES triple nncl one home run. The Reels stayed in the miming until SI. Louis got live rims In the ninth jn- ning. Hon Nortlicy hit the homer mill Erv Dusak the triple. 'Baston split with (he Phillies. TliR Braves won tho first, 3 to 2, on John Snln's four-hitter nncl n timely single by Mike McCromick, which sent home the winning run. Philadelphia \voti the .second guinc, 1 to 2, nldccl >y Del Emus' three-run homer. Blix Donnelly pitched the route to win .Five successive singles in the sixth inning provided fur rouns as the 2ubs trimmed Pittsnrgh, 6 to 3,h be- lirni Uoyle Lnde's six-hit hurling. "Ji"k Strincevich wn.s the victim ol he sixth-inning parade of Cub hat- Yanks Win Two mtters. The Ynnkees won two from Wnsh- ngton. 6 to 5 nnd 5 to 1. Washington picked the first gnnie nway when Buddy Lewis nml Walt Mastcrson erred in the seventh inning and Tom Henrich then singled ,ns .New York gplMwo win-Sherman ollnf!: just: in) -ft dm' Ncwtok/. trip]e A oli'fe "WreV"Vims"iis"ttcw^Y6:-k scored fuor foni- times in the furtho inning of the second game. Boston's Red Sox beat the Athletics, 5 to 1, »s Willlnms hit a home run and single and bailed In three runs. Joe Dobson scattered nine hits to get his 15th victory. Detroit stayed two games behind Boston by drubbin:; the listless St. Louis Browns. 11 to 2 and 10 to 1. Hal Newhouser. making his first start since he was fined for not trying to pitch well, won his 14th victory in the opener, ami stub Overmire took the second game. Detroit got 21 hils in the two gnmes anrt George Kcll, with live hits in nine tries, b.itlcd in seven runs in the doublchciulcr. Chicago downed (lie Cleveland Indians twice. 7 to :t and 3 to 1. Mike Trcsh balled in three runs wilh a single and double as E[| Lopat got hi.s lOMi viciory in the opener, and in the nightcap Red Ruffing had a no-hitler fro .six innings, then weakened and finally left in the eighth although he yol credit for his third victory. Ruffinp, batted in one rim. Yesterday's Starr-George Kell of Detroit, whose big bat led the Tig- trs to two lopsided victories over Ihe Browns as he drove in four runs in the first game and three in the second and made five hits in nine times up. Tildcn Seeks Comeback LO3 ANCELES. Sept. 1. (UPI -Big Bill Tildcn, 54. free from jail where he served most of a nine- month sentence for contributing to the delinquency ot a boy tennis pupil, Bsked the public for another chance in the sports world today. | "The success of the comeback 1 ! hope to make will depend on the '\ public and the newspapers." Tildcn. j one-time tennis kins, said as he got out 45 days early for god behavior. New York . Hcston. . Detroit . ... Philadelphia Cleveland . Chicago . . Washington St. Louis . AMERICAN LEAGUE W L 83 45 (ill 56 09 CO 65 02 63 61 BO GY 52 74 46 t2 .M>7 .5*5 .514 .4!n .47G .44 i .315 Pet. .623 .537 .557 .50J .462 .445 ,422 .414 .Pet. .04S .552 .535 .512 .508 .472 .413 .350 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 4-2. Little Hock 0-4. Birmingham 9-1, Atlanta 8-3 'New Orleans 6-2, Mcbile 2-3. 'Nashville 5, Chattanooga 4, NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 10, New York 4. St. Louis 15, CliK-innnti 8. Chicago 0, Pittsburgh 3. Boston 3-2, Philadelphia 2-7. AME1UCAN LEAGUE New York 0-5, Washington 5-1. Boston 5, Philadelphia 1. Chicago 7-3. Cleveland 3-1. Detroit 11-10, St. Louis 2-1. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE •Night games Memphis at Atlanta (2). Little Rock-at Birmingham <2>. Nashville at.Mobile, (2). .'-.^, ... Chrfttixnoo'ga "arSlew Orleans (2)'. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Brooklyn (2). Boston at New York (2). Cincinnati at Chicago (2). 'Pittsburgh at St. Louis 12). AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Philadelphia (2). New York at Boston (2). Chicago at Detroit (21. St. Louis at Cleveland 12). • Japanese motorists must equip their cars with anti-splashing devices on rainy days, to protect pedestrians on the narrow streets. Bears and Pels Half-Game Apart Mobile Dogs Heels Of League-Leading New Orleans Nine 'V, WILLIAM A, SHIRKS ' i United Press Sports Writer) w A M^ NTA> Ga ' Sept - !• < UI> > Mobiles Hears IIUIIK doggedly on the heels of league-leading New Orleans today after winding up their crucial series "Aith the Veil- cans all even yesterday and as the final week of the Southern Association .schedule opened. A scant half game separated the Bears and Pelicans today after they slugged It, out to a draw In a four game series In. New Orleans ovrr the weekend, ending with a split twin-bill yesterday. The Pell- cans took the first game 6 to 2 and the Hears won in the nightcap 3 Hundreds of Mobile fans who had motored to New Orleans In an auto cavalcade lined up In front of Pelican Park early yesterday for tickets and by game-time the bleachers and. stands were packed to overflowing despite threatening weather. The Oiivou Bombers shelled slender Pal McGlothiu from the mound In three Innings by scoring five runs. Superb defensive work by the Pels kept the Bears from scoring even though the visitors knocked George Diehl for nine safcties--- three more than the Bombers collected off four Bear twlrlers. Iii&; Al Flair blasted his 24th home run of the season In the third to score two of the Pelican tallies. McGlothin aas charged with the Koles Gets 16th Win Little Roy Boles scattered six hits to rack up his 16th win of the season in- the nightcap. His mates rapped Jim Shea for six hits, including a home run with none on in the second by catcher Johnny Sosh. Haln splashed the diamond ] the sef-'.id game, soaking the 10/170 fans though very few fled. Instead they took turns cheering the great defensive play shown by bcth squads. The New Orleans fans booed and Jeered-Kevin Connors. Bear firsc-sacker who spiked a Pelican earlier in the season, and yet cheered when he made spectacular plays nt the initial hassock. Official attendance for the four game series was 29.435 persons. The Pelicans open their next to last series tonight with a twin-bill against Chattanooga and the Bears entertain Nashville In a twin-bill at Hartwell Field. Chattanooga and Nashville, contending for third and fourth place, ended their final scries against each other yesterday with a single game at Nashville which the Vols won 5 to 4 in 10 innings. Dick Conger ''.vent the route for Nashville, giving up eight blows. f including home runs by . Eddie l.vons and Alex Kvasnak. The 'Noogans sent five twirlers to:'the mound and the fourth, Vernon Curtis who came in in the ninth, was charged with the loss. Crax Split With Bi.rons Atlanta split a cloubleheader with Birmingham here. The Barons took the first game 9 to 8 In a slugfest in which each side got 15 blows. The Crackers however were sloppy afield, making five errors to one for the visitors. : The,., Crackers took the nightcap 3 to 'i~'as'-Bob Katz'hurled a six hitter to best Don Chmldt who did nicely with a" seven-hitter., In Memphis, the Chicks won the first game of a twin-bill with Li'.- tlc Rock 4 to 0 behind Frank Hoerst's six hit performance. Hurt Hodge homered for the winners with none on in the: eighth. The Pebbles took the nightcap 4 to 2 behind a four-hit performance by Al (Pie) Picchota and with a t\vo ' nm homer by Ben Cantrcll in the I sixth Inning. | Little Rock moves to Birmingham and Atlanta entertain.'; Memphis in Labor Day doublchcadcrs tonight. /5 Grid men Practicing At Luxora LUXORA, Sept. 1.—The Luxora High School Panthers, under the guidance of Coach Tye Adams, op- ;ned their prc-sea-soii football drills ast .week with 15 candidates participating, it was announced today. Coach Adams, who formerly coached at Faragould High School, Is witnessing his llrst year as coach of the Panthers and will change the Luxora .tnuad Irom a six-man to regular ll-man team. Practice sessions are being held twice dally from 9 to 11 o'clock In the mornings and from 2 to 4 o'clock in the iifteinoons, Coach Adams staled with fundamentals being stressed at present. The school has purchased new equipment for the 1047 team, he said including new uniforms, shoes, and helmets. The Panthers will open their 1947 schedule at home Sept. 26 when they meet the usually strong Wilson High School eleven. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 26—Wilson at Luxora. Oct. 3—Trumann at Trumann. Oct. 10—Reiser at Luxora. Oct. 17—Open. Oct. 24— nt Dyess. . Oct. 31—NfcG.-ory at McCrory. Nov. T— Elaine at Elaine. Nov. 14—Open. Nov. 21—Shawnec at Luxora. Nov. 2C—Open. Byrd-Meroney Feud May Be Resumed Tonight Brothers joe and Roy Welch, two of Mike Mcroney's best drawing wrestlers, will taiujc with Irish Magee and Floyd Byrd in tag match main event of the weekly wrestling program at the American Legion Arena tonight. The Welch brothers have established themselves as one of the most popular wrestling teams ever to enter the-ropes of the local ring. They non their popularity mostly through their dislike of rule-breaking opponents. Tonight's bout offers the prospects of the renewal cf the Byrd- Meroney f»ed that broke Into full bloom last week when the ring official disqualified the Byrd-Magee dno after Byrd did a tap dance solo on one corner of Meroney'.s jaw bone while the ring official was attempting to break i;p free-for-all among the grnppliis which Byrd had promoted. Byrd and <.v:agce protested the ringmaster's decision but to no vail and finally left the ring with the blood in their eyes hot enough to boll. The Welchs, never ones to pass up a good [racas, probably will enter the Byrd-Meroney squabble tooth and toe nail. The fiery tempered Cherokccs, through thoir many years experience in the ring, harbor no love for wrong-dners, and will probably use this feud as an excuse to get into the fracas. Two one-fall preliminary matches are-scheduled to proceed the main I Pyrd and event with Roy Welch meeting I Magec. Joe .Welch taking on DIRT FOR SALE Pride & Usrey Phone 517 GET OUR MAINTENANCE FOR TRUCK COOLING SYSTEMS in shot feated W. Scmi-Finals Under Way In Oil Belt Golf Meet EL DORADO, Ark., Sept. 1. (UP) —Playing under or at par figures, favorite advanced to today's semifinals in the 22nd annual renewal of the" Oil Belt Invitational at the El Dorado Country Club. Richard (Bubba) Smart of Pine Bluff, former state champion and defending Oil Belt Utlcholder, three under par as he de- A. Meagher of Magnolia par 30 on the back nine. Meagher shot one under on the 18. Martin Tenney, J?., of Little Hock, wen from Charlie Woodard of Magnolia "two up by shooting even par. Woodard went one over. Walter Ebel, Jr., medalist of Hot Springs, do.\ncd Willie McCrotty of Little Rock three and two, while Gene Kceney of Texarkana eliminated Bonnie Harper of Little Rock one up. In the semi-finals play starting nt 9 a.m. today, Smart played Tenny and Ebel faced Keeney. Palmer 'Leads Western Open in Third Round SALT LAKE CITY. Sept. 1. (UP) —Former jitterbug champ John Palmer held the lead in the $12,- 5CO Western Open Golf Championship today a near-record 64 in third round; play at Salt 1 lake Country Club. i Palmer shot a 31-33—04 yester- ' day to finish 54 holes of the 72- hcle tournament with a 201, 15 stroke under par. Ed Oliver of Wilmington. Del., was two strokes behind the Badin, N. C.. youngster with a total of 203. Oliver dumped his second shot of the llth hole into Crooked Parley's Creek to lose a pair of strokes on the leader. 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