The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 8, 1947
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PAGE SIX HLYTHEVILM'3 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, 8, I9<17 Manila Ball Club Wins Missco Title County Championship -Decided as Lookouts Lose 11-4 Decision The pennant - winning Manila Cardinals annexed Hie Mississippi County amateur baseball championship yesterday afternoon ay defeating tlie Biythcville Route Two Lookouts Jl to 4 in Manila tor their second straight victory In the championship series of the Mississisv'.il County League's post-season playoff. . Playing one of tlicir best games of the scnson, the Cardinals prospered on Lookout nilscues to lake a substantial lead early in tlie contest. . J. T. Harris, tha flash of llio Manila High School baseball team, teamed with Frank Ellis lit turning the Lookouts back with nine base blows whi'c the Cardinals were gelling to Bob Mullen and Frilz West, Lookout hurlers for 12 sufc- tles. " Harris started on the mound for the Cards but was showered from the hill in ihc cigiilh frame by l\vo-ruu outburst. Ellis relieved Harris and finished the conteil However, Harris was credited wll'i Ihc win. Mullen was knyoed in the sixti liy a scries of base blows and : couple of runs that iced the gmnc for the Cardinals. West took over from there nncl hurled the' remainder of Ihe game. Mullen was charged with the loss. • At the close of the regular .season two weeks ago, the Cards ami the Lookouts were tlcrt for the league-lead and the Rccibirds were awarded first plnce upon agreement, of the managers. Seek' Football Honors for Luxoro Top Dixie Nines Set for Playoffs Deciding Games Start Tomorrow as Mobile Meet* Chattanooga —Courier News photo One of the four Mississippi county liliih school teams that will switch from six-innn to regular II- IDIIII foclball this Frill Is the Luxora Panthers. Sliujvn above are n of the candidates for Coach Tyc Adams' tram. Front row It'll to right- Coach Adams Gale Hannah. Marvin Hall, Robert Gray Wistcr Wright, D. II. White, and Tommy Htanlorrt. Hack row—Edward Stanford, Louis Ingrain, George Mcl-cn- don, Ck'o Hannah, Jim Tiu'kcr and Jim Driver. ly small this year anil llnil lie is not expecting tou as coach of the Panthers alter having -servc'i two years Coach Adams slated Hint Ills .squad is relntlv much. Coach Adams Is wlUicssinn hi:> lirst year as coach at Paragould High Hchool. Members of the Panthers squad not present Eisley. liuddy Easlcy, Hill Johnson. Wj'lie Tate, Cards Favored by Schedule Wrestling Feud For Last National League Tilts W or sham Shoots 276 To Win Denver Open DENVER, Sept. 8. (UP) — Lew Worshain of Oakmont, Pa., today pocketed the $2,500 top prize moil-1 ey he won with a rousing 27li in f the Denver Open and reasoned that the little woman deserves all the credit. "She was with me in St. Louis r for the National Open," Worshain 'said. "I \\oll it. She went home to Oakmont and \ didn't win another big tournament. Then she joined me here. And I won the Denver Ope". She's the difference, all right." But for all Worsham's perfume- tinted theorizing the gallery which followed him figured that It wn consistently good golf more than anything else that brought him home four strokes ahead of Ben Hogan. Tommy Wright and Johnn.\ Palmer — the boys who tied tor second spot wilh 280's. By JOHN GRIFFIN . (linitcd Press Sports Wrilcr) ] NEW YORK. Sept. 8. (UPi—' There are only 20 days left In the National League season and from I today on the schedule definitely favors the onrushing SL Louis Cards' in Ihcli- desperate efforts to overtake the league-lending Brooklyn Dodgers. Neither team is playing today the Dodgers head Into th ed his 15th win on Ml/.c's eighth- inning clout, his 4Glh of the year which tied him with Halre Ruth's record 1027 pate. The Boston Braves last ground In Ihelr fighl to calch St. Louis when Blix Donnelly of the Phils shut them out with three hits. 2-0. Howie Seluilt/.'s homer with. Jeep Hundley aboard provided the only MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 8. (UP)— Upper bracket teams or the 1941 Southern Association race got set to slug it out In a colorful Shatigh- ncssy playoff which, this year will be the North and South of the league Instead of the usual East versus West. Tlie top four finishers, Mobile, New Orleans, Nashville and Chattanooga 111 that order. Ux>k lh c day off today to rest up for ^he gruel- Ing playoff grind. For the bottom half of the loop, It was all over i until next Spring. j First place Mobile -A III be host to Chattanooga here and second place New Orleans will entertain Nashville in the playoff oiwnors stall- Ing tomorrow. Sept. II will be an off-day for trawl unless one of the first scries games Ls post|X>nccl or ends In a tic. The Pelicans of New Orleans closed out the season In a blaze of glory, and showed signs that they will be the team to beat in the playoff. The Pels finished only half-a-gamc behind Mobile by dc| fcatlng Nashville' twice yesterday, I 10 to 5 and 2 lo 0 in New Orleans. j They will open the playoff against : Nashville with Big Ben Wade of ! Nashville ami probably Pete iViidt- 1 ca of Now Orleans slated to face ouch other on the hill. Starters Unannounced Al Todd had not announced his Highlighting tonight's tag Tcaturcj starting choice against tlie Look- of the American Legion's weekly outs, though observers believed it wrestling program will be the re- i would be cither Frank Laga or turn or Mel Peters, a favorite of' Pai McGIothln with Roy Boles ami a few years back. j John Hall being saved for later Tin- inriitv vrnt-Kin,. ....... ii i i, I encounters. Tlie Lookouts, would lhl S elrc^^ral 5' e a^"io dB ! "« <"«>* "f T f' 1CS " l UlC oblained quite a followln" of local i Hermant-wmners -in the opener, fans. He will team with; Jack Welch [ ' Thc Bruins cn(lc<1 lhc scaso " when this photograph was taken arc Billy Barnes Luvon Neil LiCinmons, George Stanford and 'David Hill. Driver Wins Old Car Derby Olio Scrapes, of lilytheville, driving his own Hiulsfln Special racer. placed first in three of lhc five evcnls of the American Legion's Old Car Derby held on the Walker Park track yesterday afternoon, to win I top money for the day. | Scra|>cs placed first in Hie first and second heals and the feature race, Iho-Australian Pursuit. He alsrj lurncd in Ihe bcsi lime for day ending the oval half-mile track in 32.8 seconds. Second money went to David May and Jerry Amlck, o( JonesbDro driving a Sludcbakcr racer owned by William Johnson of Luxora. May and Amick placed second in three evcnls. Third place money went to Lee Stickler of Joncsboro driving liis own "B" Model Ford. Stickler p!ac- in the feature race. Only one slight accident marred the afternoon's performance, when J. A. Jiarnett. driving a Buick (Special owned by the L'tnyston-Wroten Co., of BlytheviJlo, spun through the railing on the Kusl curve. The racer w;us damaged slightly but Bar- nelt escaped uninjured. Other cnrs entered in yesterday's races were n Mn.scuri Special, owned by Joe Mascari ol Memphis; a Hudson Special, owned by G'omiley Brothers Garage, Blyiheville; and a "B" Model ford owned by Donald Day, Blythevillc. Promised Land Wins 4-H Title In Club Tourney Peters is a transfer from 'Arkansas Tech. Kentucky Straight liourlion Whiskey Old Faithful is back Tlic Promised Lanil boys and the Blackwatcr girls were crowned softball champions of North Mississippi County 4-H Clubs Fridiiv altcrnoon by winning their panics" in lhc fi- „„ „ , , »»'s °f '-he 4-H Club tournament cd flrsl in the third heal Mini third I hcl " last week. The cliampkmship ' Kuitics were played at Walker Pare. ' Promised Lund swiimiMd Shady tills season while tlie Pclieun • Grove 40 lo lo in Hie finals of the rooters iit New Orleans numbered } 1)o i' s division ::nd Ubckwatcr de- 400,036. I fcalcd Promised Land IB lo 8 in the I n other season finales yestcr- Mnals of the girls division, flay, the Little Rock Travelers —' TMC C'j.snell Kirls v:ou over Paw- hccn by forfeit. uuuy ».•> r> ' 1 " " ms "nalnst Charley (lied) Wc'strrnt Barrett, who gave up only six hits. badlands with a livc-iiml-a-halfl Rookie pitcher Johnny Miller of ;ame lead. They make their first ] the Cubs hit n Brand-slum homer stop at Chicago tomorrow. The pres- Ihe secontl inning lo beat Pittsburgh. 4 to 3. Miller was forced lo leave in the third with a blistered land and Doyle Lnde pitched three- lire continues to mount ami somc- .hing is bound lo explode, probably in St. Louis. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday whrn Ihe two contenders] nil relief to win. Klrhy Higbc. tag- clash In" what may be the most 1m-1 g«l for tlie homer, was the loser. portant tunics of the yeiir. The Dodgers have 18 games left sloppily, losing to the Lookouts here yesterday 11 to 5. Dick Wcik i was Ihe winning losser and lem- inani point of interest Deramental Joe Powers was the tonighl-s card will be the con- I loser. against Bill Canny and Floyd "Red" i Byrd in Ihe lag match feature. But Ihe on Amateur Baseball Title To Be Awarded Sunday •LITTLE: ROCIZ, SCPL 8. (UP>— The Curtis Millers nnd the North Little Bock Independents stand ready today for their final encounter in the stale amateur baseball tournament following their victories here-yesterday. The final game will be P'lnyccl at •Lamar Porter Field here next Sunday, •The-Millers moved into the finals with:'aii 8'to 4. victory over tha YEW-'- Post' 3(131 yesterday' while North Little Rock eliminated Plum Bayou 21 to 9. 'The winning team will be eligible to represent Arkansas in the national tourney at Battle Creek, Mich., Ecpt. 20. —14 of them away from the charmed precincts of Ebbets Field. The Cards, however, have 21 games left — IB within the coxy confines of their own Sportsmans Park. Despite a big advantage in the schedule, Ihe Cards know they will have to lake full advantage of cve.'y Dodger slip, and for that reason they had every right to be pertnrbjd by their split with Cincinnati yesterday. The Dodgers, by dropping a single game to the Giants, 1 to G, gave the Cards n chance to pick up n • gnmc-and-n-half by Inking a twin ' bill from tlie Reds. But, after trouncing the Rcdlrcs and then 1 ace Ewcll Blackwell. 12 to 2. In the opener, the Cards were beaten by Icfly Ken RafrrnsbciBcr. 4 lo 2, in the nightcnp, and gained only n half-game. George Mungcr coasted In the American League, the Yankees came within eight games of clinching the/pennant when Allie Reynolds completed his recovery from a sore arm by beating Washington, 7 to 1. It was the 17th win for Reynolds, who had lo be relieved by Joe Page In the eighth. Hay Scarborough was the losing pitcher. , The Boston Red Sox. in second ilacc. lost a double-header to Philadelphia, 7 to 4 to Joe Coleman in Ihe first and 4 to :t to Hill McCnhan. Ted Williams homered for Boston in the first while McCahan. making his first start since pitching a no- hitter, was helped In the second game by homers by Pete Suder and Eddie Joosl. 1 llrowns DcfiMt Timers The Detroit Tigers, only a half- game behind Boston, lost a chance to lake second place when they were four-hilled by Jack Kramer tinning or the feud between ncler- rec Mike Mcroncy and Byrd. The Byrd-Mcroney fracas began U'o weeks ago when Mcroncy disqualified Byrd for his rule breaking taclics used in a match. II was rc-kindlcd last week and gained momentum when the olfi- chtl and the grappler slagcd an added Attraction match bet-.vccn rounds. In the first two flare-ups. Mcroncy has emerged on the Ion™ end of things but he probably Will have a tougher row to plow;this week for Canny will probably add in his two-bits .worth. For years, Car.ny has had an ill-feeling toward the official and on several occasions his temper got the best of him ami he and Mcroncy traded a few btows. In Not counting what the playoff will draw, the Southern closed out it.s most succcsswul season in history yesterday in regard to paid attendance. There was no offlcla tabulation but It was reliably estimated that more than 2.000.00C fans witnessed Uie contests. Atlanta and New Orleans wer known to have .set new attendance records. The Crackers played to an estimated 404,584 fans in Atlanta the last place team — defeated Atlanta twice in Atlanta. 9 lo 3 and 8 lo 3. The Birmingham Barons and the Memphis Chick.s split a twin-bill in Birmingham. The "Jhicks took the first game 3 lo 1 ind Ihc second went lo the Slas- towncrs, B to •!. by forfeit, lo claim second place in the girls division and the Gosncll boys defealed Jilackwatcr 21 io 17 for second place in lhc boys division. 1(10 I'roof ELLDWSTDNE BOTUEDJN BOND Also Bl:i<rk I,al«l—!IO Proof Barrett Hamilton, Inc. Distributors, Little Urn-It Ihe two one-fall preliminary miilclies'proceeding the main event. Peters and Canny will tangle iri the first with Byrd and Welch battling it out, in the second. ' ' ' : Merry Go Boy Wins Tennessee Horse Show lo his Hlh victory in the First guinc i of ll) ? B , r , (n ""- 3 to , 0 '. V " f " ,f e "iV behind 15-hit .support, but homers by Erv Dusak and George Kurowski were the only runs the Cards could score in the second. : Six Homers Hclteil Home runs by Johnny Mb.e..Wll- lavd Marshall ami Buddy Kevv proved the Dodgers' undoing, outweighing similar swals by Dixie Walker. Harry Lavayplto. and Gene Hcrmanski. Lcfly Dave Koslo gain- lens doubled home two of the St. Louis tallies. The losing pitcher. for the l(ilh time, was Icfly Hal Ncwhouser. Hank Edwards' 12lh homer and Joe Gordon's single, double, and triple led the Cleveland Indians to a 3 lo 2 win over the White Sox at Chicago. It was the 1,985th game at shortstop for Luke Appling of the .Sox. who Ihneby equalled Roger Peckinpaugh's American League record. Charley iKcd> Enibrce was | SHELBYVILLE. Tcnn., Sept. 8. (UP) — Merry Go Hoy holds, the | title of grand champion walking i horse of the world but It's his | rumicr-up, a little marc nam-U Mqn-y Wilson, that's getting', ai: the attention today. Merry Wilson came in second for the titles but first for the money when she broliRlit $25,000— highest price ever paid for a walking horse Saturday. Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Werner of Joucsboro. Ark., sold her to Boll Ihc winner, and Charley (Red. Huf- ] z^ii B °" Culmi »3 h «m fing was ihc loser. ' Yesterday's slar—Sylvester (Blix) BASEBALL STANDINGS SOUTHERN (Final Staiulings) Mobile ............... 01 Neu Orleans . ... Nashville ........ LEAGUE W. L. Pet. | Donnelly, Philadelphia Phils' pitcher, who gave only three hits and no walks to blank lhc Boston Braves, 2 to 0. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING • LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserred, Seats on Sale at Ihe Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday (VDULTS 45c — CHILDREN I5c Monday Sept 8th TAG MATCH MEL PETERS and JACK WELCH versus BILL CANNY and FLOYD BYRD ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30 MINUTE MATCHES Mel Peters Jack Welch vs. Floyd Byrd vs. Bill Canny "Alexander's Ragtime Band" with Tyrone rnwer, Alice I-'ayc and l)mi Anicchc I'arumnunt News Alsn Slntrls Tuesday "Shadow of a Woman" with Andrea Kin?, Helmut Duntinc Final Chapter: "The Vigilantes" Also Slmrt Subjecls New Theater Manila's Finest 8h«WB EVKHV NIGHT Matinee Raiordaj A Snndc* Box Opfn* Week Payi 7:M b-< Sai.-ficn. 1 p.m. Cnnt. Shawi Time Today "THE GUNFIGHTERS" 'ohimbiu I'iclure with SJiorls Tuesday All Acclaim FARMALL The Tractor that does the job! Owners throughout Mississippi County and Southeast Missouri alfcsl the fint service given hy their FAKMAI>L tractors. FAKMAt-L has proven itself repeatedly to be Ihe RIGHT tractor for the I'AK- TICULAR JOB, whatever if may he. If you own a KARMALL . . . care for it as you i would something living . . . for it's life is of utmost ,financial interest lo you! Itring il to DBl/l'A IM- 1'LEMEN'fS INC. for service and expert repair. No charge for our estimates on repair work! I NTERNATIONAL T HARVESTER 312 SOUTH 22? ST. PHONE863 lanla . i minpiiam cmplii:> ttlc Rork .(ill j .5'A'l .ftlj .•IB I .'177 51 loa .3.11 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. I,. rock!; n W 52 I. Louis . r n o:,loil 76 t'ct. 1,7:1 ,5V) c\v York inrinnali liicai'o . itlsburc;h hilacle![)hi 65 55 G4 74 71 79 79 AMERICAN I.KACUB W L .Pel Vc\v York 35 M> .iiSJ •wton '2 01 .5» X'lroil "2 C2 Cleveland . ,. Philadelphia Chira^o . .. Vashington . 70 (a C2 58 .537 .5-5 .511 ,4VJ L'Jllis 43 SO .'J53 Yesterday's Results SOUTIIICKN LEAGUE Memphis 3-4. Birmingham 1-G. ChallanooRa II, Mobile- 4. New Orleans 10-2. Nashville 5-0. Lillle Rock D-8. Atlanta 3-3. NATIONAL LEAGUE New Yc^-k 7. IJ:-cok:yn fi. St. Loui.s 12-2, Cincinnati 2-4. Chicago 4. Pit\.sburHh -1 Fliilndclpliia 2. Boston 0. AMKUICAX LEAGUE New York 1. Wa-sliLiplnii 1. Philadclpliia 7-4. Hostmi 1-3. Cleveland 3. Chicjjio 2. Si. Louis 3. Detroit 0 Today s Games NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at PitUshur^h. Only yiune. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Ni w York, niyht. Only game. The Pleasure Is All Yours When Your Car's in Fine Shape! Slide out from behind Uio wlicrl smiling . . . yon'ri: ;i good di'ivt'i' you're relaxed. You're rclisxt'd because you know your car is in .smooth, safe condition—always a pleasure lo drive. Run in your auto today for a complete Inniriip anil thorough overhaul, which will assure you pert'orniatice! DETOUR A I'ltC I'ictnn: Also Shorl.s RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. LUBRICATION WHEEL ADJUSTMENT BRAKE ADJUSTMENT FISK FIRES /'• S Owned & Opcrotcd By Tom Little Jr. EASY PAYMENTS ON ALL REPAIR WORK BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 317 South Second StrMt Phone 4422 «nh SIR CtCRIC HAROWICKt RECINALDOWEN • ANTHOHYQUlNil A Pjtjniount Fjcture Teresa Wriest IIKO N'civs and Sliorl

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