The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1949 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 24, 1949
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BIGHT NKWS Mel Parnell Named American League's No.1Hurlerof1949 By CJiarks Chamberlain CHICAGO, Doc. 24. (AP)—Mel Parncll, Boston's slender southpaw, officially became the American League's No. 1 pitcher for 1949 today. The six foot, 27-year old New Orleans products swept the board with ihe most victories (25), earned run average (2.78) and completed games (27). In working 39 contests, ParneH nicked was nicked for only seven losses He topped a bumper crop of five 20-or-niore game winners for the season, Including Ellis Kinder. Bn.s- ton (23-6), Bob [.ctnoti, Cleveland (22-101; Vic R&5chl, New York <:>!10); and rookie Alex Kellner, Philadelphia (20-12). 'l*vrirling his second full season for the Red Sox—he posted 15-8 In 194S a ft er bei n g fti r m ed t o Louisville of ihe American Association in 1947—Parnell beat out Detroit's Virgil iFire) Tniuhs in the Important earned rnns department 2.78 to 2.81. Third place in tlii.s column went to I.enion with '1 ,99. These three were (lie only hinler.s to average less than three runs per nine, inning game. Com pi ei eri Al osi (I a nirs Parnell's mark of 27 complete games was five better than Detroit's Hal Newhonser and Lemon, who booked 22 apiece. Mel also pitched the most innings, 295, while officially facing 1,088 batsmen, He gave up 2f>8 hits, 102 rnns, of which 91 were Trucks was the strikeout king. and struck out 122 men. earned, allowed 134 bases on balls whiffing 153 while compiling a 19- H record, Newhonser, with an 18-11 with 144. Southpaw Tommy Byrne count, was second in strikeouts of New York was wildest of the mound.sman. Issuing 119 walks. But Tommy was a valuable asset' to the Yankees pennant drive with 15 wins sgBinst seven losses. Page fn Most Gaim-s Out of 52 pitchers toiling 10 or Garver of St. Louis the most runs, more complete games, Newhonser allowed the most hits. 227, und Ned /126. Garver. Paul Calvert and Sid • Hudson, both of Washington, were nicked for the most defeats—each with 17. Joe Page, New York's peerless f irt'iuan, appeared in the most games, 00, .saving many more than his record of 13 wins against eight defeats indicates. His earned rim average 2.60. which was topped by - tw oGleveland twirlers. They were veteran Al Benton with 9-6 and • an earned run of 2.12, and Mike Garcia, U-fi and 235. Neither worked 10 complete games, but both pitching crown with a collective helpe dffive the hihe the team earned run mark of 3.36. N e»- York was sec o n d In team standings with 3.70 followed by Detroit with 3.77 and Boston'with 3,97. WEl PARNFLL College Coge Results By tike Associaled I'ress Fast West Virginia 61 Fordharn 37. Marshall 94 Akron 81. ' • Brooklyn College 71, Wagner 51. Kansas 53, Spriniffield iMassl -J3. Midwest Kentucky CO. Purdue 54. Ohio State 78. California 67. Bradley 83, Fresno (Calif i Slale 51 Northwestern 6«. Michigan Slate 46. Nebraska 66. Idaho -15. Iowa 73. Carnegie Tech 42. Drake :]!), Iowa slnle 38. USLA US, Illinois fi'i. Southern California 57, DePaul 52 Southwest ' Missouri 53. Southern Methodist 42. Kar West Washington 62. Stanford 56. Wyoming 43. Washington State 37. SATURDAY DRCBMBER 14, ..•>' r.f /<i;feMv«M^:;'i»^HSg^;?^^ •&<,. _~ 1 l( h Of lilt JJilSH-Notre Dame foothill sl»is «ill form the rntkbone of the North team In the annual North-Smith All-Star football game Monday, fliid training facilities a little different lhan at South Semi. I,,d. Shown on ihe beach at Miami, Flu., llett to right Dark I are; Mike Swislnwic/ fullback- Bob •ally. B ,,a,d; Ralph MctJchee, tackle. Left to right, Ironl: 1)111 Wightkin, end and Waller Oroalhaus' ceil er. (AP Wnepholo). , ' Illinois Dumped By UCLA 65 to 63 Southern Col Upsets DePoul 57-52; SMU Beaten by Missouri Bi Ted Mier NRW YORK, Dec. 24— lift— UCI*A and Southern California regained some measure of prestlf-e for Pacific college basketball last ni^ht. In contrast Tuesday night when Pacific Coast quintets lost eight of nine intersectiona! contests, UCLA and USC whipped two midwestcrii powers. Illinois and nePatll. UCLA elketl out a G5-G3 victory over Illinois at Champaign, III. George Stanidi's field goal in the last five seconds provided the vvin- hms rnaigin and inflicted the Illinois' second defeat in seven games. Southern California upset De- Piiul. 57-52, hi the feature of a doublelieader at the Chicago stadium. Northwestern drubbed Michigan -Stale. 68-46. in the opener. Kentucky, beaten only by St. .Johns of Draoklyii, demonstrated they are constantly improving. The NCAA champs whipped Purdue, 60- M, before 10,000 at LaFsiyelie, Tnd. By piling up a 34-17 halflirne lead, then snivived Purdue's clo.shiK rally. Missouri again beat Southern Fish are befit prepared for a journey by not being fed for four or five days. University Professor May Get 'Earthquake Phobia' LOS ANGELES-WJ—Dr. Thomas Olements. professor ol geology at the University of Southern California, is getting a little lies! In 111 about lecturing on earthquakes. In 19:13 he discussed earth tremors before a group in Los Angeles. Within a week the disastrous Long Beach quake occurred. Recently he addressed a Rotary club in Bakersfield otl the same subject. A few hnnr.s later H tremblor damaged al- mosl 200 oil wells in Wilmington. Sports Roundup bj Kullfrlou Jr YORK. Dec. 24. W) — A the college baseball coaches failed to lier.suade the major leagues to rescind Commissioner chandler's and scouting jobs. . . That hii<, U seems, wasn't oil the aiicnda (or the win] d' turnings and anyway Chandler "indiralcd lie would veto it." . , . The catch is most collge Jobs pay so lillle that the baseball coach eilher has to help with football or find otiier part- time employment. . . So (he guys who are established as sconls are finding it necessary lo quit teaching the youngsters.. .The collegians have askeil thai the ban be modified so that a roach who also is a -scout be forbidden to sign any players on his, own team. . . Probably they'd KO even farlher. but they still want the chance to make a buck. . . . And apparently this indirect "no" is their only reply from or- ganised basebull. Kansas Jayhawks Laying Ground Work for Another Surprise Team Well Gniomril Sidelight on Noire Dame's football capiain-clcct, provided by his mother, Mrs. Pan] Groom: "When Jerry wa.= four years nlrt. Paul (his father, who sees every Notre Dame game.. .Jerry refused'to drink pop and insisted on milk. . . Paul had game! tiiok .Jerry to a football io leave the fit-Id and trot, to the nearest grocery store lo buy a pint of milk. . . When Jerry's father ie- turned. his team' had scored two touchdowns. . . Paul has had a dis- aste for jnilk ever since." FOR A CHRISTMAS To all of you who have been so generous in helping to make our first year in business a successfnl one. we offer our warm thanks. .May this Christmas bring you all the happiness you could wish J'or. Sporlstiourri George Metkovich, the While Sox outfielder.-is a full-fledged member of the screen actors jjuild. With a winter's training, he'll probably o the ump.s in telvision performances. . . Hugh Stewart, top- fti-jlit yomifir lennis plaver who has entered the U. of Southern Cali- •fqrnia. is keeping away from the basketball-court lo concenirate on lennis.''.. . The San Francisco U. basketball team travled H.««5 miles last season but the U. o[ Miami footballer.s will beat that ill 1B51. when they make an 11,000-niilc .. round trip to Hawaii. . . . Edwin *3 T. Anderson, new me.sidenl of the * ! Detroit Lions, played center on ihe Il-man Beloit Collge team that led Notre Dame 3-0 al hall time in 10M. That probably was Uie hiyh .-i)ot in lleloil's football record. CLAIR MILLER & SONS 5th and Main ^^M^^a»i>iM>i»»»3 ( M t >i> l a» l >i>,j,?i>ai»xa,».»»>ixS KANSAS CITY. Dec. 24. ... , ...„. Kansas Jayhawks. sui prise leum of last year's Hi K Seven basketball tournament, have laid the groundwork for anolher upset. Seven school with less victories than Lasl year I hey went into Ihe lour- naiiictil a tier n mediocie early season showing and knocked off Missouri and Kansas Slale before bowing to Oklahoma in the finals. The 1949 tournament opens here Tuesday wiih Michigan as guest learn. Hig Seven clubs finished their pre-toiunamenl schedule last niKlit with three victories in four appearances and a total of 14 victories in 17 early season games. The Jayhawks picked up one of the victories last night, outclassing Springfield on the Massachusetts school's court 53-43. That victory left Kansas with a three-won tour- tmirk for ihe season. lima Stale Loses Other Big Seven victories were Missouri's 53-4? over Southern Methodist at and Nebraska's CC-45 over Idaho at Lincoln. Only Big Seven school to lose last night, was loivn Slate. The Cvcloncs were aiming for victory No. GO in tiieir long inlra-state rivalry with Drake, but lost 38-38 at Des Moines. Kansas ran up a 12-polnt lead over Springfield | n ti,e first,' half lasl night, leaving the floor with a M-2V margin. Six-foot nine-infh Clyde Lovellette scored seven goals and a free throw for the Jayhawks. Missouri's second victory in as many nights at Dallas came in a great second-period rally. The clubs were tied at the half 2-1-24. The Tigers pushed the margin to 44-23 after a 14-pofnt burst while holding S.M.U. scoreless. Kiflli in Row fur .Missouri The victory was Missouri's fifth In a row. Nebraska's victory came over a tired Idaho club. The game was Idaho's fourth in as many niRlit.s and left Nebraska with .seven victories in eight games. The Huskers used 15 men with all lull two scoring. Bus Whiteheaii. center, led the Nebraska attack with ,a field goal and eight free throws Towa Slale had a 25-19 lead over Drake at the. half and led 38-16 with less than a minute remaning in the game. Don Slefken added a free throw to Drake's total and Herb Rothbarl hit a long Held goal for Ihe victory. one." Jonesboro Coach Given Leave to Work on Masters .fONESBOnO, Dec. 24. <AP)_s am Green, a seniir at Arkansas Slate College and varsity left end on the ASC football team, was appointed ye.slerdap to replace Robert Malcom, football coach at Jonesboro HiRli School, for the spring .semeslc'r, Lloyd Goll, superintendent, announced. Malcolm was granld a semester's leave of absence to continue his studies for a master's degree in phv- sical education at the University of Columbia. Malcolm will return to Jone.sboro in time to start fall football practice. Green is a native of Ya?x» City, Miss. He is 28 years old. MIAMI. Pla., Dec. 24. W'j—Bolh the North and South all-star football teams are tapering off from a rigid training schedule climaxed yesterday with full scale scrimmages. Coach Herman liicknian of Yale gave his hand-selected Yankee squad a 50-minnto game .style scrimmage during which four touchdowns were scored, and Hicktnan paid out Hickman jokingly promised to pay a dollar to each player making n touchdown during the scrimmage. The offensive team scored three limes and big John Sandnsky, '260- pouml lackle from Villanova stole an offensive learn pilcholit and raced 95 yards to a touchdown. Others collecting were Minnesota's Hilly Bye, a co-captain; Bob Uilly of Notre Dame aiid Al Cannova of Boston College. Miiimi Coach Andy Giistafson. head mentor for the Southern Rebels, also had a few minutes of scrimmage after which he announced that Ihe two a day workouts hereafter would be trimmed to one a day. Ouslaf.son expressed pleasure In his lift-man .squad and the workouts "We have a better club than we ........ _ .— u ;d j aS L year," Gitstafson smiled Methodist m their game at Dallas, |-•,„,, boys showed a lot of stuff in 5S-12 making it M'««;|"'« "'ill [heir scrimmage. Our backs were straight victory and SMUs seventh I running good and our passing and .straight ripfeat. j pass protection was great." Bradley won an easy 83-51 tri- [ Some 50.000 spectators arc expcct- umph over Fresno i Calif) Slate and j ed to attend the charily game in Kansas enjoyed a similar romp a- j 'tie Orange Row! Monday night. N'el gainst Springfield, Mass., 53-43. i proceeds are used by the -Mahi In other games Ohio State whal- ' Shrine Temple for its children's hos- loped California, 78-67. Wecsl Vir ginia drubbed Fordham, 01-37. Washinglon nicked Stanford. 62-5fi Wyoming beai Washington Slale. 4K-:t7. and Nebraska whipped idaho, 66-45. Spectator Gets Gravel In Her Hair, Unharmed LOS AiVHKLES — f.'l'i— Miss Helen Taylor combed the gravel out of her hair and told police this lale: Walking along a sidewalk she saw an uphill-bound truck coll pltal fund. backward when the rlriv H ™ S Egypt Turns to Rice CAIRO-..'TV-The Egyptian government is winning more and more farmers to ii? campaign to cut prodiirlion of cotton, which has been in surplus, and raise more rice to hold Epypt's new-won position as a big rice exporter. G. Mihatovich. missed his shift. Gathering momentum the 13-ton ,„ .,„„„,,,, ,i s ?ravel carrier careened toward her.! |)m -- j, n( ( ,. fx snanninp n f f a tplenhnup n n H Washington, D. C. Has 'Live Latin' Instructor WASHINGTON —UP, i'!ie way it's tauxht liere, I.alin is f ar Iran a "dead" l,im!uap.e. Ahoill 11 per CMM of District of Columbia hii'h school students si^ne.-i up for Lalin and 15 per cent of junior hijjh school students. Miss Eniilir- M. Wiiite. of !l,e . district schools foreign Inngiiige oe- j patlment. has carried out -\ policy at mnkintr Latin "live" hy immduc- inc .students to \vords and -ilir.iscs usage, like "habeas ccr- snapping off a telephone andl crunching a lamp post before it j a protruding part or the truck, was showered with gravel. She was not injured seriously. 644 Missionaries Enter For Work with Japanese TOKYO-I/1V-Christian missionaries approved for entry into Japan have increased from 315 in 1947 to 644 (or tbe first, nine months of 1949. Major denominations have gained 3:i,000 members Ihe past year, according to U.S. Occupation estimates. In a Fran7.-y IF. of Calitoniias foolliall ers like to tell this one about ihe I I!MH same auainst Washinylon. Alu-r one Huskie play. ? MIC! silt-nie fell over ihe stadi;mi. In (he ml list of it. the voice of t Kranx. Cai's nil-America «"•' b-liirneci ont-l "We've not lo livh ip, boys. They marie a yard 01 Season's Grfrtin>>s Since it,'t possible to send intJi- vichml greet ings to all the jaand guvs who Imve helped compile: ihis: cnhmin during the pii.^t yrnr. wrll lake thi.s occasion to wish ihetn ;i]l a prrfert day nL the plate on Chvi.xi- ;*s--and may they never he tjicktvd behind the line in 10M). BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING 1,0\VMST ADMISSION IMUCK ANVWHBKK! Reserved Seals on Sale iit (he U K j un Aretin from 6 p.m. Kvcry Monday Monday, December 26 ADUI.'IS 5lle — CIIII.IWKN I5c Ne« Slarling Time 8:00 UOX SICA'I'S loc KX'l'UA 11 ax Included) 6'MAN TAG MATCH RALPH GARABALD1, RED ROBERTS and STOCKY KNEILSEN versus THREE WELCH BROS. ROY, JACK and JOE NO TIME LIMIT—BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS ^ CHRISTMAS GREETINGS At this happy time of the year if is our great pleasure to extend to one and all sincere wishes lor a joyous Yuletide. FREEMAN-HENLEY Grocery & Market For Health's Sake...Roller Skate at the New. Automatically-Heated Roller Rink Blytheville, Ark. For A Night of Good Clean Wholesome Fun, Visit Our New Modern Rink Located on E. Main Open Every Night, Including Sunday Under New Management Rink Available for School & Church Parties Nite Phone 4914 Wade Lee, Owner Day Phone 2218 Jimmy Brock, Mgr. LONDON Arnold J. Toyn- .ee. who has been writing his moti- intental "Study of History" foi more than 15 years, believes he ma\ tiuish the Job sooner than 1952 a^ iie earlier estimated. North, South 6-Mon Tag BattU Teams Begin T • s\/t Tapering Off J* s «hedul.d for Mat Fans Monday night's matches with a «i« man tag affair but this tirrie therf'h be a bit of grudge thrown In Promoter Mike Meroney has )| n .,< up for the main event of the Amer ican Legion's bouts at Memorial Auditorium a two three-man team las affair that, will pit three of the noted wrestling Welch brothers against three of their bitU-rest rinjt enemies, Red Roberts, stocky Kneil- sen and lialph Ciarabaldl. The bout will he a fight to the fuiLsh fracas billed over the bfst •(wo of I In ee falls route with no lime limit. This means that the iwo teams will have to fight lo A decision even if ii lakcs al , n , . For the past several years Meroney has booked a special match for Christmas week, and last, veal.t\ was (he same type of a bout "a .Heman affair but Ihis year's n!atchi« expected lo be somewhat better due lo the ill feeling between the Wetchs and the members of the other team. That grudge is expected to spark Monday night's bout. Due to the unpredictable length of ihe match, the lag event will constitute the entire program Monday night with no preliminary bouts .scheduled. Home Coal Furnace Burns Its Own Smoke HUMANA. III.—(/Pi-^The University of Illinois has a home coal furnace thai burns its own smoke The coal burned includes numerous lo\" grade feels that now cannot l'» burned in many cities, because of anti-smoke regulations. The furnace is like a U-shaped pipe. Coal is poured into one side The fire is started at the bottom of the coal. But the fumes do not go up throi'gh the coal bed The draft comes down through tbe co'il The result is that, as the fresh coai gels hot and the gasses form, they are drawn downward. These gases are the smoke. They pass down and around the bottom of the U and start upward on the side opposite the burning coal The heal is enough lo ignite them a.i they leave the coal bed. A stream ol fresh air which enters the furnace at this point enables the smok« to burn completely. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Slwk Guaranleed Best Price* Kirby Drug Stores c £ ., . ana sincere gooa ii'tshes for a Merry ChrtftiHfie ami a Ilnppy A r cir Year , . Osborne Furniture Co. FAB PITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIfA^E ROADS OR ANY * EXCAVATION S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCftBLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. • Phone, 3646 0x12525 Kor Prompt, Courteous FRIENDLY SERVICE NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 4474

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