The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 11, 1947
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.PAGE EIGHT Crackers Await Trippi's Coming Emfaree Joins Chicks, Bears Get Double Workouts Daily By United Press GAINESVILLE, Pin,, March 11— 'UP)—The Atlanta Crackers today awaited the arrival of nil-American Slid star Chailey Trlppi, slated to grab the ccritcrfleld spot now held !)>• Tommy Saffell. But Saffcll still was the fastest :itan In camp, in a practice eame. he poled a double and lrlpi c and phased air over the outfield. MOBILE. Aia., March 11— (UP) —Manager Al Todd ordered juioth- sr. two-a-day drill today as the Mobile Bears prepared for their op- eninj; exhibition game here next Sunday against the ThHcs. The squaa was strengthened with the 'arrival of third baseman-outfielder Roy Nichols. Knielsenaridfyolfe Butt, Claw And Kick Way To Victory Over Pacer And Olsen Last Night tiLYTHEVILLE (ARK.V COURIER NEWS In a whirlwind third fall, .Joe Wolfe nnd Stocky Knellsen butted and kangaroo-kicked thcirway to a hard-fought victory over Lefty Pti- ccr and Cliff Olsen last night tit th- Legion Arena. Olsen turned up as a last-minute replacement for Charlie .Keene who, with it number of other wrestlers, staged a benefit mat program in. Tennessee last night to] obtain funds for a Yorkvllle, Tcnn., fire victim dispossessed by the blaze. Pacer nnd Wolfe opened the tag tussle and it wasn't long before the laller was hamstrung in his opponent's corner getting a two'-on-onc working over that occurred frequently throughout the match. Knellsen soon cnme In swinging lo meet Olsen. Pacer re-entered to V» "iV" rescuc his partner and a slugfmt Memphis followed Olson's assistance from outside Ihe ring. Pacer led briefly but Knellsen dragged him to the corner where ST. LOUIS, Miss., March 10— CUP)— Righthander Earl Bm- brec «as in the foM today as Manager "Doc" Prothro of th<! Misn- phls Chicks waited for Infielders Gcore Morgan. Bert Hodge and Bill Adair to show up. Protliro hoped for good weather through Sunday, when he divides his souad for owning exhlblilon at Bile*! and Mobile. LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. March 10— (UP)— Manager Bill DicVrey hoped for good weather again today, and the Travelers trioti to make no for time lost by lentil? rainy spells. Pair skies greeted the Mttln Rocl; club yesterday for the first time since (raining' started. WINTER GARDEN. Fm.. March 10— (UP)— Holdout outfielder Ray Gmlsby was on his way to Cnnr- lotte or the Trl-State League to- daj, but veteran outfielder Kcrmit Lewis was h the chattanoogn Lookout fold nfter a long holdout .« iege. Today vjll rec Lewis' second workout with Manager Bert Nle- iioffs outfit. NEW ORLEANS. March JO — < up > — Manager Fred Walters. pleased hv the hustling spirit of his Mew Orleans Pelicans, wns even more pleased today by the arrival of four more players. " They included first baseman John Kenseckl. a .305 hitter with Sr.ranton of the Enslern League; inlielder Arnold Bantn; nnd outfielders John Gayle, late of New Iberia of the Evangcllne League, and Pete Klaus, who played last Wolfe waited. Wolfe's subsequent, let' grapevine was countered by Pacer's body scissors but Wolfe escaped as Olsen wns tagged and charged In. . . Knellscn and Wolfe grabbed <\ quick lead in the exchange of holds nnd blows, concentrating their work on Olson. Wolfe drew first blood jis he caught Olsen off guard to apply a half crab and eliminate him. After shooting iFacer a pair of kangaroo-kicks, KTTeilsen turned the lone opponent over to Wolfe, who received a revenge beating. A tight tangle ensued In which Pacer landed a near-pin but Knellsen was tagged in time to give Wolfe a brief rest before coming in again to' catch Pneer iu a pick-em-up-and- Jay-em-down body slam to cop the first fall in 20 minutes. The only true free-for-all came soon after the second fall opened when Olsen continued to hold Wolfe niter taeging Pacer; who attacked .he "Ued-ui>" Wolfe. A fast exchange of opponents followed and the advantage alternated from minute to minute In a close battle Wol 'c 'on victim to more double work-outs In his opponents' corner bi)l at one point snapped back to splice both Pacer and Olsi'n In tl'.d fopes in two consecutive moves, Peeved at such treatment, Olsen counterattacked nnri quickly boriy- slammed Wolfe and sent him from the contest. Palling heir to Wolfe's two-on- one punishment, Knellsen was soon groggy from Pacer's slugging. With a .rolling rocking-chair split, 'Poser put an end to the fnll by ousting Knellscn after another 20-minutc fracas. Knellsen soon relieved Wolfe iti the opening of the deciding fall, but was met with a hcadlock by Olson Squirming loose, Knellsen launched a series of catapult maneuvers off tiie ropes and butted the other.Nor- wegian into submission, Wolfe challenged the remaining contender but came out on the short end of punches and head-locks. Wolfe recouped and a slim-fest ensued which proved to he Ihe beginning of the end. With Wolfe doinit the bulling, flinging himself off the ropes, and Knellscn blasting v.'it:i high-flying kniifjaroo-klcks, Pacer was soon pounded to Die ;nal. Knell- sen Rot in the final kick and did the pinning to close the 10-inlnute victory fall. In ii rugged and hard-fought prelim that was predominantly n scientific affair, Pacer and Wolfe battled bnck and forth hut were too evenly matched and the 30-inIiuit- time limit elapsed before a victory wns reached by cither, ending the match In a drnw. In the Battle of the Norwegians Olsen fid Knellsen tangled In a brief but rough encounter. Knellsen kept n slight edge In the exchange of rough-nml-tumble maneuvers anil won with a stomp hnmmcr-lock after seven minutes. As ndded cntcrlnliuncnt prior lo the main event, a flexible gent named Freddie Jones, n contortionist with u two-way stretch body, gave n demonstration of elastic muscles and maneuvernble Joints. His neatest trick: facing east while walking west. season with San Texas League. Antonio of the SATON ROUGE, La., March 10— $277,500 Prize Money For Goffers .MIAMI, Fla., Mar. 10. — (bi ,— A schedule of 22 spring and Summer golf events, offering $277500 hi prize money, was announced to- flny bv PDA :tournament. manager Fre ( | Corocoran. tour remaining w ln|er events, wien added to the full schedule, will bring the total pr jze money In 1947 to more than.iipo,- in f ln«l HP tit t „„ i _ r____.._ ^ BILOXI, Miss., March 10—(UP) —The Birmingham Bnrons headed into their last round of nip-ups today before tomorrow's first Intra- s.quad game of the spring training series. Southpaw pitcher Jack Tegnn was expected back in the lineup scon after a knee injury, and first baseman Noah Brasher also was In • the fold. But the club hoped It wouldn't be long before Manager Dick Porter, out because of illness, would be back on the bench for keeps. 4rH-Basketball Play Begins Tonight at GosneII First round play In the annual Mississippi County 4-H Clubs bus- kotball tournament gets underway at the Gosnell gym tonight. Pairings in the first round find Blackwatcr's class B boys mcetlnc Yarbro at 7:00: and Lone Oak's class B boys meeting Pawheen at 7:45. In the girls B division, Blackwater takes on Pawheen nt 8:30. Armorers class A girls meet Gosnell at 9:15 and Armorcl's class A boys meet Oosnell at 10:00 to wird up play for the night. The tournament, a double elimination affair in nil divisions, is un annual event staged by the 4-H clubs of the county with proceeds going to the various clubs participating. Arrangements arc being completed to handle the public as spectators in the gym. Admission will be 15 and 25 cents. f UP.i — Nashville Vols Manager t nnn ™ ~~ ff :~~: — •••«"- *"«i*>.?ovv,- Larry Gilbert Indicated todny that. °' V lc finri1 wml « tournaments * ! ar c scheduled nt Jacksonville'' Pla Greensboro and Charlotte N C tind Augusta, Ga. The spring-summer schedule- May 8-11, $10,000 Houston, Tex., invitation. •' May 22-25, $15,000 Philadelphia Inquirer. • - ^_ - • May 20-Junc 1, $10,000 Goodall Round Robin, Boston. Mass. ' his 45-man squad would be in shape for Sunday's exhibition with 'tha New Orleans Pelicans, despilo the three days of bad weather. Gilbert said the bad weather had cost his Ditchers valuable time. But he said hc liked the way the rest of the squad responded lo a hit- 'ing session yesterday. Seven Leading Colts To Race At Oaklawn Today •HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 11. (UP)-Seven leading two-year-olds in training at Oaklawn clash in today's featured thrce-lurlong allow- nncc event. •They Include Blue Water Stable's Town Talk who defeated a good field in his first effort here In near-record time. Hc will, however, have a rougher field today, including Bcb White, 'Artel Son, Ply-Ball, Tree Town. Zevamnn and Babe's Chips. Also bocked 'are four oilier allow .mice races In the second, Willie's will te seeking out another triumph against a dtozen other good horses. In the mile and sixteenth seventh race. J, Sands' Mandroit will be looking for his third in a row. The sixth event, abo a mile and sixteenth allowance Jcb. brines together seven good routers Memphis To Get Fine Pitching Great Array Of Hurlors Will Help In Chicks Flag Race IIV CHARLES NETIIAWAY Uiillecl Press Bports Writer BAY ST. LOUIS. Miss., March .(UP) — "Baseball Is n «"""» It's's game," doc said, "and ]"""• t ,', m « we started letting Thompson "Dae" Pruihro | s us S'od ns his word. He had only lo wave an arm toward a field dot'ed v.'llh some 35 ambitions, hustling -Memphis Chicks to sell his point i icy were kids out there. m os t of rhem. Spring training, which lias been Hampered by c old weather mi'l inln, already lias produced a pair or excellent prospects for the first 'fl«c Job. They're kids, too. "i have to make a choice between them/' noc said •They both have the stuff it takes to Bo up |n this business." Prothro's problem was made even !iiore difficult when he pointed out that one of the youngsters Eddie Murphy, | s „ right-hander, while he other, Gene Olive, throws from the south. But Doc's problems were, all OH the initial sack. Before long )i c will "uve to stnrt trimming what h fcnerally believed to be the llnest collection of pitchers In the Southern Association. ,• \ • ...... At present.' there arc sonic 19 pitchers In the Chick fold, with a few scattered precincts still unrc- pnrted. . Probably the. biggest heartache. Doc admitted today, was the tardiness of three top Infielders. As Jakas Sunday the Memphis club still cound not call the roll on second baseman Bill Adair. shortstop George Morgan, or third baseman H"rt Hodge, all regular Chicks fro.n last season. Southpaw Herman Drefs wns missing, too, but he was reporlcnly delayed by the serious illness of his wife. Doc complained about the weather, but said training conditions here were. mostly ."very satisfactory." He admitted no holdouts, but said that If a few hey players did- TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1<M7 _ . . -... i- f.oni hci home, v-i.i-.iiic Kothmnn practices ski- ^<r^ r,u sands of Miami Beach. n't report soon, "I'll have to start figuring on somebcdy 10 take their places." Today Doc concentrated on Roy Buechen, Memphis outfielder and cnce on e of the league's longest hitters. Doc hoped hc could guide Eurschcn.back to his old time form ;nade rusty by military service. Osceo/o Coach Announces '47 Grid Schedule Coach Rube Boyce of the Osceola Scrninoles, today announced a tentative football schedule for the 1947 season. With approximately 14 1940 let- lermen returning to the '47 lineup. Conch Boyce has hopes of producing a strong eleven for the coming season. "This spring training Issue has really hurt us," Coacli Boyce said, "especially with no experienced men coming up from Junior High." Osccola plans to have an active Junior High team this year for the first time in the history of Uie school. However, the Junior Semi- "oles had a turn out last fall but played very few games. Osceola's 1947 schedule (tentative): Sept. 12—Parkin here Sept. 19-P! 6 gott here Sept. 26—Bald Knob here Oct. 3—Open Oct. 10—Earle there Oct. 17—Augusta here (tentative) O=t. 24—Conway there Oct. 31—Paragould there Nov. 7— Beebc there Nov. 14—Open Nov. 21—Open Nov. 27—Marked Tree there. The October 3 date was previously booked with Corning but was cancelled due to Corning being eliminated from further conference competition by the State Athletic Association. Parnell, Former k| VA/-,| |-> , ai >d every manager and bpo NOW With BOStOn « teams is urged to attend, Lefty Mel Parnell. who most Blv- 9° dwm ' Ica 8 uo President, will Read Courier News Want Adi Garrott, Secretary o! the league,! suld today. I Rules for playing, opening dates and schedules will be discussed and every manager and sponsor Hill Lefty Mel Parnell. who most Ely- 9° dwin ' Ica 8 uo President, will prc- theville baseball fans will remember as the red-hot southpaw who pitched for the Blytheville Army Air Field nine In the summer of 1915, Is now in training with his mother team, the Boston - - Florida. Mel got his first taste of big league competition Sunday when lie pitched in on exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Parnell lee, [iic Class A Eastern League in earned runs last year when he played for Scranton, Pa., turning an idolized average of 1.30. Mel was credited with 12 wins against 4 Josses with Scranton last season. 7 o: these wins being shutouts. , In praise to the left handed youngster. Jack Hand, Associated Press sports writer who witnessed the Red Sox-Phjl s exhibition clash said "There Is a young lefthander in this camp. Mclvln Parnell, who showed the Phils more stuff Sundav than they had seen in a long time Nervous over his first appearance against a big league team, he settled down In the later stages of -i three-inning stint to dazzle (he Phils." Parnell, whose home is New Orleans, has been tabbed by several up Strength of steel' falls sna'-ply when heated above UOO degrees. of the experts as one of many and coming rookies. Missco Baseball Heads To Meet Tomorrow Night A meeting of managers nnd sponsors of the proposed Mississippi county amateur baseball I league will be held tomorrow night • at, 7:30 at the Blytheville Y J p Open 6:30 p.m.; Show 'starts 7 p.m. i Ufnd PAL NITE "JUNIOR PROM" with Freddy Stuart and June Preisser Selected Shorts Wednesday & Thursday "SPELLBOUND" with Inijrid Bergman, Gregory Peck News of the Day Also Shorts R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. .Mine Louts. 12-14,' Natio,^ Open; 'sifted V year-olds. June 5-8, $10,000 Capital Invila- tlon, Landover, Md. . . A Kentucky and Arkansas derby - .. - -Jm Hollow, Detroit. ! in front ol fast-closing CMinn'ison' June 26-29, $10,000 Chicago Dis- j The win horse made u,e s x u •- tilet tournament. , ] O , lg trio i,: 1:12 4.5 on a goo'l July_3-6, $30.000 All Amcribn.' trnrk to pay $n.6 0 lo whi! 'More than 5.000 customers J382.0B4 through the mutucls. The daily double combined Thunder Hoof In tho first nnd Hclcin O In Ihe second for a payoff of $22 30 - - ,--.--„ ii,, rinid Open. Tarn O'Shanter, Chicago July 10 - is, $10.000 Inverness Four-ball. Toledo, O. . _ July 16-19, $10,000 Canadian 'Op- July 24-27, 510,000 Columbus, O., Invitation. . " ly 31 " A " 8 ' 3> * 1( WOO St. Paul, Aug. 7-10. $10,000 Spokane, Wash. Round Robin. Aug. 14-17. $10,000 tentative, at Portland, Ore. Aug. 21-24, $15.000 Reno. Nev Aug. 29-Sept, 1, S12.500 Western Open. Salt Lake City Sept, 4-7, $15.000. Denver, Colo ^Sept. 11-14, $10,000, Albuquerque, Sept. 18-21. $10.000. Tulsa Okl-J. Sept. 25-28, $10.000 Glen Gard=, Fort Worth, Tex. Oct. 2-5. $10.000, Shreveport, La. Eupe/o In Running For National Title ATLANTA, aa.. March 11— (UP) —Teams from Florida. Alabama, Kentucky and Mississippi reached the semi-finals of ihc American basketball congress today. Victorious in qu>rtcrlinal games last night were Tupelo. Miss., Le- glonnnircs over the Greenville, S. C., air base, 79, ( to 4G; Jacksonville over piedmont College, 56 to 51; Lexington, Ky., over Decntur, i)|.. 45 to 35, and Birmingham Vulr-jns over the Roman A.C., Auburn N Y., 84 to 52. Tupelo faces Birmingham and I Jacksonville meets Lexington In I semi-final games tonight FREIGHT RATE INCREASE INCREASE IN FREIGHT RATES ? INCREASED COSTS INCREASE IN WAGES;! '1 BILLION 565 MILLION NEW PAYROLL TAXES '90 MILLION INCREASE IN I MATERIALS COSTS '683 MILLION Liquid DyamWne has boon scarce b«auseof war condKvons. «uc cical«>'!'< have mote juit at soon o> i. r Uls »« availa DiMoggio To Have Grafting Operation BALTIMORE. Md., March 11 skin on his Ictt heel to speed rc- covcry from a previous operation. GREYHOUND Wednesday and Thursday 'Sweetheart of Sigma Chi' with Elyse Knox and Phil Regan Pammounl News and Comedy Why freight rates are going up... Since 1039, railroad employes have •had three general pay raises totaling C25/io%, and the prices of fuel, materials and supplies have risen Gl'/m^. But when the war ended in 1945, the railroads were still hauling freight at rates no higher, and in sonic cases lou-cr, than when the war began. Without increased revenues, railroads could not meet those costs nnd also provide improvements in equipment and facilities—improvements that are essential for the low-cost freight and passenger services which are necessary to America's high standard of living. Under these circumstances — and almost a year after the last major wage increase-Hie Interstate Coin- merce Commission recently approved an average increase in freight rates of 17%,%. Of n!J the price increases in America loday, few have been so little and so late as that in the price of railroad transportation. How important arc healthy railroads to a prosperous country? Only when the railroads are financially healthy can they provide the new equipment, improved road beds, and better terminal facilities needed for still tetter service lo you. The defense of the nation depends upon the continuance of the efficient transportation which served the na•lion so well in the last war. The railroads arc among the largest employers of labor. They buy over 100,000 different products. They pay big taxes —taxes which arc spent not only for public schools, public health, and police and fire protection, bid ci-cn for highways, airways, airports and inland waterways. Railroads are America's lifeline — keeping goods flowing among the 48 states day and night in all weather. They can continue to do this only if there is a reasonable balance between income and outgo. Like yourself, tho railroads must make ends meet! We are publishing this and other advertisements to talk with you at first hand about matters which are important lo everybody. New Theater! Manila's Finest Shows EVERT NIGHT Matinee Saturday * Sunday Box O/enj Week Days 7:00. p.n_ 8 at-Sun. 1 p.m. Cant. Bhavtafl Tuesday "LIGHTHOUSE" with John Litel, June Lang Also Short Subjects Wednesday and Thursday "Magnificent Doll" with Ginger Rogers Selected Shorts CHICK THEATRE "Where Happiness Cosin So Ltttfe" WEEKDAYS Box Office Opens 6:45 . 8h»w auric ?:M v.m- Tucsday 'You Can't Do Without | Lore" with Donald Stuart, Vcni Lynn Also Short Subjects Wednesday & Thursday "Swing In the Saddle' Wllll : Ciwynn "Big I! oy " Williams, IloosicJ . Hot Shots Serial: "Piiarifom Rider" Chapl. 1 Also Shorts 105 WEST ADAMS STREKT • CHICAGO 3, ILLINOIS

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