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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 4, 1947
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PAGE TEH BLYTHEVTLLIC (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER "4, 1B4T Caruthersville Rides to Victory Poplar Bluff Mulct Defeated in Grid * Upset in Missouri The mystic little fellow Hint Is always getting In football coaches' hi!r had « field d»y yesterday and Ii*t night when he went from hither to yon playing his pranks on leading football teams In Mississippi and Petnlscot Counties. Probably the biggest upset of the week was Caruthersville's 13 to 6 victory over the highly favored Poplar Bluff Mules In Poplar Bluff last night. Pre-game dopcstcrs had picked the Mules by a thro-touch- down margin. But Coach Emil Boepple's Tigers turned the tables I on the brain trusts. j However, the Tigers were forced j to come from behind in the second j period of the game to tie the score j at 6-6 after the Mules had scored their lone touchdown in the first period on a sustained drive from their own 40-yard line. Morgan, a Tiger back, plowed over from the Mules six-yard line for Caruth- crsville's first score about midway of the second period nnd the score stood at 6-6 at half time. The third quarter rocked by on about an even basis and It appeared as If the game would end in a dead- Jock but the Tigers' big break came with only six minutes left to play In the final period when they gained considerable yardage on an exchange of punts with the ball resting on the Mules' 40. A sustained drive, sparked by a nice piece of broken field running by Wilson, advanced the ball to the Poplar Bluff three yard line where Morgan again plowed over to score, Crawford added the extra point and Caruthersville won 13 to 6. Seminoles Scalped Another big upset was West Memphis' 13 to 7 defeat ot the Osccola Seminolcs in West Memphis last night. Coach Rube Boyce's Scml- noles were rated favorites over the Crittenden Count ians on the basis of previous games this season but once again there was an upset. West Memphis scored touchdowns in the second and third quarters with Henry Griffin, the Scmtnolcs' left end, adding Osccola's marker in the fourth period on an end around. The Shawnce Indians look rin expected victory over the Kclser Ycl- lowjackets by a 13 to 6 count In Joiner last night. Walker and Ralph accounted for the Indians' two tallies. Walker's coming in the first period on a five-yard plunge after a 60-yard drive, and Ralph's coming In the third period on n pass from quarterback James. The Ycllowjackcts' lone score • came In the fourth period after i Felts had skirted 40 yards to Ihe 1 Indians' .two. Felts plowed over 1 from there to score. • -The byess Eagles subdued the •Wilson High School Bulldogs 20 to; 33 In Dyess yesterday nnd Luxora! fell 20 to 0 before Trumann's onslaught in Trumann lust night in other games played this week. Majorettes With Band Featured During Stand Presented on Haley Field Marching for the third time this season last, night at Hit halt of the Blythevllle-Liltle Roclc football game, the Chick band prewnt- ed two clever routines. The first was an Imitation ot a train engine recognizable even by those who generally refuse to tee ihe meaning ot a formation. The second featured the six majorette* in a dance routine, one of the most popular with Chickujw fans. Tills year's two alternate head majorelles, June Buchanan, who led the band last night, and WIII«- gcne Daws, arc examples of top- rale high school majorett« In twirling fts well as In marching. Karl Wadenpfuhl la banrt ma»ter. CHICKS Rough Wrestle Bout Looms For Monday Names on Monday night's wrestling card point to a rough and tumble four-way encounter as Red Roberts and Joe Wolfe oppose Floyd Byrd and Frank Marconi at the Legion Arena. This card has all the promises of being one of the roughest booked by Promoter Mike Meroney In mnny a moon, for all four of these gmpplers are rough and ready. Even though* they generally look at the rules of wrestling from a different angle Roberts and WoUe are expected to iihow an unusual amount oT antagonism as a team. This will b« the first time that they have ever appeared here as partners. Marconi and Byrd are expected to add to the fracas with their usual unorthodox mode of attack. Marconi made hi* Initial appearance on the local card several weeks ago and proved U> the fain that he \vas everything that they had heard he was. Preceding the main event will be two one fall preliminary bouts between Byrd and Roberts and Marconi and Wolfe. Starting time Is 8 o'clock. Arkansas, Tennessee Act to Speed Traffic Across Harahan Bridge MEMPHIS. Teun., Oct. 4.. (UP) — The Arkansas and Tennessee Slate Highway Commission directors today considered a proposal to fine motorists whrwe 'ftutomft- bllcs run out of gsj on Hirahan Bridge spanning the Mississippi: Under the proposal wreckers may be stationed at either end ot the bridge to tow out stalled automobiles. Highway officials said that the bridge Is frequently "choked with traffic" because of unnecessary breakdowns— one official said lhat "every night or two people using the bridge have a wait of from 20 ininules to two hours due to breakdowns- " Fifty per cent of the delay Is caused by vehicles running out of gas on the bridge. It was said. J. C. Baker, director of the Arkansas Slnle Highway Department said Ihnl the Tennessee highway commissioner was lo consult with his engineers before making a decision on the proposed fine. Two substitute baeki, McFarland and Wright, carried off ground gaining honor*, McFarland for the Chicks with 41 yards in «ven trie* and Wright for Little Rock with » y»rdt in nine tries, and the longeit run of the night, from the line of scrimmage, was a 15-yard end sweep by McFarland for a first down on the Little Rock 30-yard line. He also got oil several other good runs that brought the fan< icreaming 10 their feet but on each occasion he WM stopped In the Tigers' secondary. Hlronj: Defensive Flay It would be hard to single out an individual who was particularly outstanding on defense for all niem- beri of both squads played a bang- up defensive game. Both learnt' line work was good and their pass defense waj almost top rate. Past Interceptions by R. C. Allen. Huey, and Billy Bracey proved that the Chicks were playing heads-up pass defense lor all three ol thc«e passes, if completed, could easily have canted the Chiclu additional misery. Probably the most noted Improvement of ihe Chicks was their blocking, Several members of the tribe threw nice blocks down field and the forward wall, even though outweighed almost 15 pounds lo the man, held Ihe opposing line at bay during most of Ihe contest. Thi* year'i fame was one of the cleanest *vrr played between BlyllievilJe and Little Dock. The Chlck» drew four ^enaUIn, two fur u[f-iidf. one for backfleld in motion anil one for holding, for a iotal of 30 yaids and the Tigers were aasrftsed only one, 15 yards for un-tporUmanllke conduct. This defeat was the Tribe's second conference set-back this year and it virtually put them out ol the running for Ihe conference crown. They will meet the Pine Bluff Zebras In a conference tilt here next week and will Journey to Jonesboro the following week lor a league game with the Golden Hurricanes. The Chicks and the Zebras will probably be rated about even next week but the tribe will hold the edge on the Hurricanes. Bennie Craig, sportscaster for the Colonial Baking Company In Little Rock, aired last night's game from the Haley Field pressbox to Tiger fans back home over radio station KXiR and he was assisted by Jack Mitchell, coach of Ihe Tigers' B team. Home Run for Walker BASEBALL Texas Team Wins In Dixie Series Houston Gets Lone Score of Final Inning of Big Game HOUSTON, TCX., Oct. 4. (UP) — The exas League today considered Its post-war comeback official, for the Houston Buffs have a 1947 Dixie t Series victory over the Southern j B a>nl>linR as yesterday's fourth game (Continued from Page 1) game, 5 to 3. shea wasn't around at the finish, being lifted for « pinch hitter after holding the Dodgers to one run and two hits In five frames. It was a gamble that Manager Bucky Harris of the Yankees took for a big Inning and it won, for the New Yorkers scored all their runs I heart b"rcaklng'"d~cf<!ai" for" B and then called on Joe Page, their ..---. relief specialist, to hold the lead. Harris, who wasn't so lucky In his For after Bevent rinea over a Br«4 strike to come within two mor« strikes of a precedent shattering series no-hitter he came down with a high hard one that Lavagetto belted against the right field wall Glonfrlddo, who had gone In to run for Carl Furlllo, and Eddie MIksIs running for Reiser, raced around the bases with the tying and winning runs. That really was getting mlle»g« out of base hits—three rum in ( game on a single blow. It was » Dixie Walker crosses home plate nt Yankee Stadium In the 4th inning o( the second game of tlie World Series on his home run for the Dodgers. Gene Hermanskl (22) congratulates Dixie. Hidden by Herrnan- >kl areDodger batboy and umpire Babe Pinelll. <NEA TelcphoUj.) One 'Lousy' Hit in Series Game Brings Victory for Underdogs 2,000 Line Up Before Dawn To See Series Starting lineups: Blythcvllle Elliott koontt Garner Hodge Doolln Berry Hoover Huey Simon Gentry Allen PoS. L K LT La C RG RT RE • <S B H B H B FB Little Rock Wllklns Almond Dunaway Fitaglbbons Oiiv, Williams Webb Tracy Carter FtiQua Young FM Radio Station Ready To Operate in Arkansas SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark., Oct 4 (UP) — Radio Station K. U. O. A at Siloam Springs plans to go on the air within a week with the first frequency modulation station in Arkansas. . Tlie announcement was made yesterday by Station Manager Storm Whaley who said the studio wou}d " be located on the campus of John 1 brought home from overseas. Brown University. He specified Oct. 10 and Oct. 36 Memorial Rites Planned For War Dead Being Returned from Overseas WASHINGTON, Oct. *. (UP) — President Truman has ordered the U. S. Hag flown at half stalf on days when world war dead are By STEVE SNIDER "" (United Prew Sports Writer) NEW YORK, Oct. 4. IUPI — It could happen only In Brooklyn and even there, where the fantastic Is common-place, It may never happen again. In the Dodger clubhouse, beneath the stands at Ebbel.s Field, a dozen hysterical members of Brook- yn's beloved Bums were ripping off the uniform — and trying for the arms and legs — of Harry (Cookie) Lavagetto In a mass at:empt to shower their congratnla- iIons on the greatest Brooklyn hero in world series history. Above the din cairle the shrill voice of relief pitcher Hal Gregg: 'One lousy hit! One lousy hit! Ajid It won-" Just, outside the door, the Dodgers "simp-phony" band blared in -, discordant Joy, "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." Out on the field. In front of the deserted stands, darkness was descending but NEW YORK, Oct. 4. CUP) — At 2:30 a.m. today there were 2.000 baseball fans lined up at Ebbctji Field for the 2.650 bleacher scai.s that went on sale at 9 a.m. The line was swollen beyonc bleacher capacity by dawn. At Us head were Miss Rulher Phillips, a New York Unlverslt> student and part time teacher, am William (Kldl Shane, former welterweight boxer. They arrived the ticket window in a dean heat a few minutes after yesterday'. 1 game ended and sat down to wall "We're already acquainted.' ,, , - Miss Phillips said. "We're both through some Ireak ; Dodgcr ,„„,.„ Association to match the win the Dallas Rebs scored last year. Houston won the scries title from Mobile with a 1-0 victory last night. Thus the Texas League, which folded amid a. smattering of "quitter"' criticism during the war while Ihe Southern Assoclfitlon remained in action, made It two in a row. In the ninth inning of last night's contest Hnl Epps, husky Bull center fielder, pushed a sharp single between short and second to score Billy Costa from second for the game's only run. The blow was a dramatic one. The big gardner—No. I slugger on the Buff club—stepped to the plate with two out In the last half of the ninth with men on first and second. As tile crowd tensed, Epps came through with the blow that meant an additional 200-odd dollars for each Bison player for winning the scries. Statistically, the tennis stacked up Ixjut even. Each club gathered four ilts and each was guilty of one obble. Clarence Beers, Houston ace, won ic mound duel with Mobile's •anka Laga mainly because of bet- r control. He walked only one man, while Laga, until he was ynni:- :d with one out in the ninth, had lassed 10. The Buffs threatened in our earlier innings because oJ" ga's wildness. Epps 1 winning blow came off Pan Minner, who relieved Laga, but Laa was charged with the loss. The line score: Mobile 000-000-000 0—4- Houslon OOO-OOD-001 1—4- Laga. Miner (9t and Dapper, Sosii 9); Beers and Niedson. Summary: Substitution!—Blytheville: Gee, Filzhugh, Bracey, McFarland, Lum, Donncr, Hardy Smilh, Beshaise. Little Rock Wright, Hunt, Conrad, Hollls. Updegraff, Johnson. Evans, Tucker Knight, Eschweller, Hunter, Gllder- hnus, Howe .and Royal. Scoring touchdowns; Lille Rock — Wilkins Webb and Officials; Zack. Curlin. referee; Jerry Burns, umpire; Dukie Speck, head linesman Jim Grlsham, Held Judge; and Pau Human, clock operator. Score by quarters: Blythevllle .., 0 0 0 O— Lillle Rock « * • 0—IS • Game SUthUc* Chlcki Tigen First Downs 6 11 Yds. gained rush. S6 110 Yds. Lost Rush. 30 31 Passes Attempted 9 16 Passes completed 1 4 Yds. gained passing 11 78 Passes Intercepted 2 3 Fumbles 4 1 Oppts. rumbles r«. 1 . 0 PiuiU ft 8 Avp. yds. per punt 42 38 Klckoffs 30 42 .'enaltiei Four (or 1 for 30 yds. 15 yds. fnttlYtdval Record* llyllicville 'Ir.ycr Tries Gained lost of light and shadows a halo from the setting sun splashed across a few square feet of the right field fence. Below It stood nearly hall a hundred reverent Dodgers fans! pointing to the lighted space. 'That's where Cookie hit It," one "I've spent my days In the bal . , , , parks and mv nights in line wait of them sad. And it was. indeed, ln(? [i>r tlck p ls ever since T Benny pllo. a navy veteran, had a hammock slung under a polic guard rail and was taking it easy "I wish T had one of those,' said Charles Billet. Rock Falls, II! Just about there that the 33-ycar- old pinch-hitter, once an Infielder of renown, blasted the first Brooklyn hit In the fourth game of the World Series with two out In the ninth and drove In two runs that sank the Yankees. 3 to 1. Lavagetto. unshaven lor two d / -s. was the mnn of the hour but tie shared some of Use glory with Hughle Casey, the portly relief pitcher with the aching arm, w r ho threw one pitch with the bases loaded In the ninth Inning and forced Tommy Hcnrlch to hit int:) a double play that snuffed the last Yankee offensive, hope. "All of a sudden." yelled Lavagetto, "Bnrt Shotton called for mn to hit for Eddie Stanky in the ninth. Was I surprised. I hadn't expected » clutch job because I'd been in for awhile in the first rived here. My present address 1 just Ebbets Field." Pcler Patrick, 70. who runs Peter' Luncheonette opposite Gate Fou nt Ebbets Field has seen a lot o baseball crowds. The fever 'inall seized him last midnight. "Come on and get It." he yelle to those waiting in the bleacher line- He served free coffee and y*nd- wiches the rest of the night. Favorites Win In High School Football Tilts October Mailing Of Gifts Is Urged For Men Overseas WASHINGTON. Oct. 4. (UP) ..... The army today urged friends anri , , - relatives of soldiers overseas to game and I stnick out once and ma ,, iicy n;ry uon FARM MACHINERY, PROPERLY MAINTAINED, BRINGS PRIDE AND PROFIT TO THE OWNER! Have you considered the losses you suffer financially through carelessness and neglect of farm machinery? Your. machinery, properly sen-iced and repaired— plus proper storage when not in use—will serve you better and last longer. Why not put all your farm machinery in our hands for repair? We give free en- timates beforehand, enabling you to approximatt the cost. ffrw. INTERNATIONAL' HARVESTER qua 'cbb ".owe 1 7 3 nd 1 3 Rock 4 1 I 9 1 1 » 1 10 » 11 4 41 1 11 JO I-J » 11 1 12 4 1 i i o o 0 Avg 1.33 1.14 1.33 S.B6 000 .4 6.38 S V« 3.33 .60 » 3.87 1 vhen memorial services will be >eld in Sin Francisco and New ork for the thousands or soldier lead who are being brought back o final resting ptoces In thli coun- rr- Tlie pressure didn't worry Cookie. "You still got lo lake that loag walk to tlie plate." he said. "I I guess It wouldn't have made any j difference if Hurt hadn't caught | me unawares. I got the big break " j Casey, a big black cigar Jammed I into bis moo face, screamed to any 1 who would listen, "Just call me one- I pitch Casey, boys. That ball went right where r wanted U lo. It was low and Henrich went [ov H." Henrich tapj>ed to Casey who forced Phil Rlzzulo at the plate and Catcher Bruce Edwards fired the ball to Jackie Robinson in time lo catch Henrich. For the Yankees. Hams made no excuses. He said he ordered Bev- cns to walk Reiser in the lasl of the ninth, In defiance of baseball's unwritten rule against putting s potential winning run on first base, because "Reiser represented the winning run at the plate. He's one of the few Dodgers who can hit » homer." Dreswn.admitted he signaled Di- chrlstmns pllrccU beUvccn The Army advised against sending food, clothing cigarettes, candy, gum, lighters or toiletries because soldiers can buy them at post exchanges overseas. But it didn't-offer any suggestions to help the puzzled gift-seeker. Tlie gift must be mailed in a sturdy box of wood, metal or fibre- board. Tne maximum weight limit is fo pounds and maximum measurements 100 inches In length and girth combined. By United Press Most of the favorites in the Dollble-A bracket of the Arkansas High School football race came through with victories last night as the 1047 pigskin parade hit its full stride. The defending champion Little Rock team took advantage of at Ip^st two breaks to defeat Blytheville 18 to 0 or the fourth straight time. North Little Rock showed burst of power in the second half to overcome a 7 to 6 first qunrte: deficit and went on to defea' Camden 25 to 13, The Northsider scored again in the second for i 12 to 7 balftime lead, were helt scoreless in the third, and pushed over 13 points In the final stanza Pine Bluff scored almost at wil over Fort Smith, ending the g: with ?_ 34 to 0 decision. Pine Bluf scored one touchdown in the sec ond and three In the third. Hope had easy sailing lo defea Jonesboro 45 to 8. It was Hope' third victory out o four starts thi year. Hope scored twice In th second, three times in the thin and twice in the frame. Junes boro's lone marker was in th final period. El Dorado came Ihrough accord Iny to the dope and took a Ms S0~ to 6 decision from Hot Spring El Dorado scored in the first o a long pass setup, again in th second and finally in the thin Hot Springs scored in the la. period. Texarkana.' one of the Double- slmidard bearers, bowed in dcfca to Class "A" Magnolia 34 to 0. Other scores: Paragould 33, Batosville p. DC Queen 13, Arkadelphit 10. crashed about his ears, 3 to 2, announced that he was making two Ineup switches In case Loinuardi starts for Hie Dodgers. He will bench Yogi Bcrra, the Yankee catcher who was the Roat of the fourth game, and George McQulnn. the first base- nan who has got only three hits n the series. Berra has got only one, a pinch hit home run—the first n series history—In the second tune. Both Replacements Rookies Both left handed batters, Berva will be replaced by Sherman Lollar and McQuInn by Jack Phillips. Both are rookies, but Harris figured thai neither could do worse than the fellows they were replacing. They were second guessing Harris all over the lot for his fourth game strategy and most baseball experts were agreed on one thliiR it is seldom if ever than a manager puts the winning run on base as he did when he ordered Pete Reiser walked. In the dressing room later. Harris said he would ,rto the same thins again, but that statement could well be taken with a grain ol snll. Foi trainer Doc Wendlcr of the Dodgers said even later Hint because of the way Resier was limping It was doubtful if he even could have heal a clean single to first base. That's how badly the ankle WHS bothering Pistol Pete. But Harris, holding that Reiser was a home run threat—he hit only five all season long—decided not to pitch to him. It Is a decision he wil repret for the rest of his life. In lhat spot. Ed Stankv was scheduled lo hit for the Brooks. Bit at the last minute Shotton callec him back and put Lavagetto. who as available only because he in steel he had another season o ajor league ball left In his sys em. He had Ucen offered the man gership of a Dodger farm club bn ilked President Branch Rickey inti citing him stay with Brooklyn an ther year. Lavascllo Makes Good Rickey has no cause lo regret II nd the Yankees and should prove i be quite an Incentive to thi Dodgers. While the defeat was a bitter ont or Sevens, he had the satisfactio A knowing he had broken pitching records in this 44th serlei —one to be remembered and one to orget. By hurling eight and two thirds no-hit innings he broke the record of Charles (Red) Ruffing of thi Yankees who in the opening gams of the 1042 series turned back ihi t. Louis Cardinals without a hit :or seven and two-thirds innings. And by walking 10 men, he bettered ly one the series wild mark of nine, which Jack Coombs set while pltch- ng for the Athletics against thi 'ubs In the 1910 series. Yesterday's thriller was In direct contrast to the first three games and Justified the 1947 series. Before It, fans were beginning to wonder just why a series should be held between two such mediocre ball clubs. We Guarantee RECAPPING with Hawkinson Treads Let Your Next Tires Be j GENERALS Cost More — Worth New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVERY MIGHT HOT Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. 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