The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1949 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 27, 1949
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r, TUESDAY, (AI?K.) COUIUEn NEWS ••• jj tiff!* f* • f. | ———— _ . _ _ _____ PAGE SEVEN Ted Wil hamsCertif led as AL s Top Slugger-North All-Stars Beat South 20-14 ju New Records "> n •• — ~ ~ Set During 1949 Red Sox Outfielder Knocks in 159 Runs; Is Walked 162 Times CHICAGO, Dec. 27. (API —Boston* Teri Williams was officially crowned Hie American League's 1019 slusmnr; I(J,, B todrly W hj|e an J^ortment of 30 major league rec- •IWls was certified as broken or tied for the season. Williams, .-haded out of Hie bal- liu? title by Detroit's George Kcl! 31-M to .2427. hammered .650 in the sinking division. This percentage Is figured on liases on balk drawn and runs driven in. Williams and his teammate, Vern Stephens, finished in a dead heat for the RBI honor, each •slamming in 159. Each had a chance to lake tiic crown outright on the final day. 3 Brothers Disqualified In Mat Battle The Welch brothers, Hoy, Jack nncl Joe. let their Cherokee tempers break at the seams last night and u tost them ft wrestling decision. The Welchs, who have won many a match when a ring official decided to stop H bout because they were being treated too roughly, felt the tables turn and found themselves on the short end of a referee's decision. It happened in the six-man lag feature of the American f-egion's wrestling touts at Memorial Aurt- iionum. Pat Murphy, who was called in to officiate the special lag tout between (he three Welchs and Red Roberts, stocky Kucllsen and Buddy Knox. stopped the brawl when things got out of control after 'lue Di.Magsio of tlie Yankees, sidelined until midsefi>on wilh a painful heel injury, was second amon» slugger;, with 53TJ. Stephens, the stocky Red .Sox shrntstop, was third with .539. DiMatjaio belted in 67 runs in 76 Annies. Williams and Stephens were ill 155 games. Williams again wns the most feared baucr, with pitchers giving up 162 walks to him—13 more than to Philadelphia's Kddie Joost, second in this bracket. Ted fanned 48 limes. Dick Kokos of the St. Louis Browns was the No. 1 strikeout victim, lie was whiffed 91 times, once more than Cleveland's Larry Doby. rive Top ico itnrs Following Williams ?nd Stephens in the RBI column were young Vic Weru of Detroit with 133; Bobby Docrr, Hasten, 109; and Sam Chapman, Philadelphia ,108. Only these £ye topped 100. jPooerr's chances of boosling his "tola! faded when he led the league in grounding into double plays. Kneil.sen and Knox. Tile main reason for Murphy's action wa s because Welch brothers took things in their own hands after brother Jack had been roughed np in the full, and each took times batting Murphy about the rinse. Murphy took all he could and then disqualified the Welchs. That gave Roberts. Knox and Kneilsen the match victory. Before this happened it was anybody's bout with the rounds all even at one each. The Welch brothers won the first fall in only n minutes with Joe Welch defeating Roberts in 15 minutes with body roll., an d a pin and Joe Welch returned to defeat Kneilsen in two minutes wilh body rolls and a pin. Tlie Welchs lost the second round in '<'J minutes dilh Knox- defeating Joe Welch in lo minutes with an Australian back breaker and body pin; Roberts defeating Roy Welch in two minuies with body slams and pin and Kneilsen winning over Jack Most long hits in an inning— 2, Stephens. Most assists by second baseman in R came— 11, Sherrard Robertson, V/ashinttton. Participating in mo^t, double plays in a yame at short — 5. Joost. U'missisted double play in a came by catcher— one. Jim Hegan. Clove- - wilh kangaroo kicks and body pin. Knox was called in lo substitute for Ralph Garabaldi who could not appear here due to a conflict in booking. Among the major league records | Welch in ll minutes broken were 217 double plays by Philadelphia, and a total of 103 errors committed by Cleveland, lowest in history. Cleveland also tied tls own fielding mark of .983. In double plays. liCMton also cracked the old record with 207. finishing second to the Athletic* for 10-10. Trie league as a whole set records with most bases on balls in a season, 1,467, and fewest passed balls, 53. Other major league records broken: Most years 100 or more home runs —N'ew York, 26. Most bases on balls by one club, season—835. Boston. Most blues on balls' by one club, Inning—11, New York. Most pitchers used in a game by one club—9, St. Louis. Mast double plays, season, league 1,481. Fewest nnplayed games, season, /mipue—eight years. Vrafosl consecutive years leading In bases on balls—6. Williams. Most consecutive years. 100 or more bases on "balls—6. Williams. Most times srroimderi inlo double plays by one club—160. Philadelphia. Most times grounded In double plays by one player—31. Doerr. Mast assists by first baseman, season—155. Mickey V e r n o n of Cleveland. Two Break First Base Record Most double plays participated In by first baseman, season—194, Ferris Pain. Vernon also broke record with 168. Most games played at shortstop, lifetime—2,198. Luke Appling. Chi- caeo. Fewest limes hit by pitched ball, lifetime—one. Bob Kennedy, Cleveland in eizht vears. Major league records tied— ~First baseman pal ticipatiniz In Iv.--- uiia.'-sislcd double plays in a game— Paul Campbell. Detroit. run.s scored in third inning —12. New York. Highest fielding percentage by onn club ..... .383. Cleveland. Scoring in every inning, nine inning panics — Chicago. Most nitchers used in a same, both rliib — H. St. Louis 9. Chicago 2. Most pennants won by one club- 16. New York. Most years without no-hit games. leasue — 23. Three home runs in a irame — Mullin. American Leaeue records broken — Fewest hits by one club Ezzard Charles To be Nominated Fighter of Year NEW YORK, Dec. 27. (AP)—Ezzard Charles continues to pick up awards for his ring work of 1949. Lalest honors for ihe NBA-recog- nized world heavyweight champion is to be named "fighter of the year' by editor Nat Fleischer oi "Ring Magazine. The award is announced in a copyrighted article in the February i.ssue. Charles, the Cincinnati Negro who earned NBA title recognition as to Joe Louis by beating Jersey Joe Walcott recently was vited the Edward J. Neil memorial plaque by the New York Boxing \\ riters Association. He will accept both aawrds at the writers' annual dinner, Jan. 12. Fleischer may nave stirred up an international situation in his boxing ratings by placing England's Freddie Mills, world light heavyweight champion, thivd in his division. Nat. put Joey Maxim of Cleveland and Archie Moore of St Louis ahead of the champ. Mills and Mixim meet In Ixnidon Jan. 24 in a tille bout that, should atraighten out that situation. Ray Robinson, welterweight king. ; ranked No. 4, right behind champ Jake La Motta. in the middleweight division. Fleischer still refuses to recognize Charles as world champ, pointing out that Bruce Woodcock of England and Lee Savold of Patterson, rv.J. have legitimate claims. Walcolt, Lee Oma of Detroit, Woodcock and Savold are placed in the same group 2 but Charle.s is rated all by himself in group 1. Strangers in Chicago Safer than Old Timers CHICAGO -l,r,- Strangers are showing ctilcagoans how to get across a street in one piece. Of the 204 pedestrians killed in traffic, here in the first nine months of UUfl. only nine »erc from out of tow,,. Whj,.,, C!u . scd Cal)t Nlu . hacl Ahcrn of the tralfic force to con- "Visitors, beinc; iinaccoslomcd to our ^traffic habits, apparently ob?1?" .I 1 ". 0 *'" caiu 'f»i when crossing season—30. St. Lo, lis Most players used in a game by *Hh clubs-38, Chicago 20. iNe« York, 18. OVERFLOWING BOWLS—Superimpose „„ || lc ]•!, George Thomas, left (p right, name players in Howl everything else for California ajaiuM Ohio SlatV a 'fVi l m« OS f. B? iV' I , : ' 1 '* ! !; '.'! C ''•' rilli - '•'•»'' Harl, Chon Choo Juslier Bob CeleH in,l Cotton Bowl Classic Expected To be a 'Last Minute' Battle DALLAS. Dec. 27—/.4>j—The larg-* est crowd ever lo see the Cotton Bowl football game will be in the cavernous sladlum next Monday. And all of the 75.317 fans are advised to wait until the last gun fires before moving for the exits. Lots of things happen in the final periods for the competing teams in this bowl game—Rice and North Carolina. Especially North Carolina. They call the Tar Heels the -minute men of football." They don't always win tllein In the last minutes but they probably win more at that stage of the game than any other team. Rice is a last-half outfit, too. only the Owls have hud more success wilh it this season than the Tar Heels. The most notable garrison finish by Rice was against Texas. They were behind 15-0 until late in the game yet won n-15 as Froggy Williams kicked a field goal with 10 seconds to go. North Carolina beat North Carolina Stale in tlie last few minutes, licked Georgia 21-14 with two minutes to go. scored 21 points in the fnorth period to beat South Carolina, stopped Virginia on the seven- yard line with a minute'to play and the score 11-7. edged Duke 21-20 as Art Wciner blocked field goal try in the last minutes and otherwise added ulcers for vet- ern coach Car Suavely. They couldn't make gallant finishes nsainst Notre Dame. Tennessee and Louisian State but they were in the game with the Irish until the last period and led Louisiana Slate 7-0 most of the way. Rice had to come from behind to beat Southern Methodist, Texas and Baylor hand had to stop Texas Christla iidown around to two-yard line ns time ran out. The only time the Owls didn't have it when the chips were on the line wn.s aRainsl Louisian State, lo whom they lost' their only game of the season. Twin Meters Ruled Out; Rewrite Specifications WASHINGTON J..TV-It soon became apparent why the low hidder on a parking meter contract was. the low bidder. He proposed to install "twin" meters controlling parking in two spaces. The District of Columbia Commissioners didn't, like tlie idea. Confusing to the public, they said and if one broke the District would lose ! Chicks to Resume Cage Practice Tomorrow Night Blythevillc High School's Chick- nsaw cagcrs will resume basketball drills tomonow night alter a 12- day lay-olf for the Christmas holidays. Chick Coach James Fisher has colled a practice session for Haley Field ejin tomorrow night al 7 o'clock and has scheduled lengthy Sports Roundup bj Hugh t ullrrtno NEW YORK. Dec. 27. MM-The It. of Southern California expects In have the successor tu Michigan's Al Wislert as the nalion's oldcsl college football player next fall lie Is Paul MeMui-iry. a guard, who will lie :il in mid-season . . . Paul. who served six years in the Navv entered USC because he wants tu coach in Southern California . . For ihe Ihird, year in a row, Die U. of Mississippi has persuaded the outstanding footballer in the liiuh- uowercd "Big ICighl" high school West Kentucky Stops Canisiiss; UCLA Victorious NI-'.W YORK, Dec. :•:!. l.l-i -UCLA n'ld Western Kem.-cky demonstrated last night they must l>r> rnnki-d amonc Ihe nulion's teadlnf basketball teams. Fiesh from a fifi-(i:i victory nvcr Illinois the louring OC'I.A oiiinU-t knocked i.riSnlle oni of Die uubt'it- en ranks 05-57 111 Ihe feature of a twin bill i> Philadelphia. Western Kentucky, opnihir; Us annual easlern lour, put on n second hall spurt Dim down.-d Canl- siil';. 74-BI. in the loji nltiadion of a dniiblehciidcr al Buffalo. UCLA and Western Keiiti'ekv each have lr s( ,,,,|v oive. S:in Francisco and Western to Cin Gator Bowl 'Hickman's Team Wins Charity Tilt Teams Set Up Florida Camps -ACKSON'VU,r,K, Hn.. Dec. 27— f-l>>— Maryland and Missouri fciot- ball teams nrc on Florida tralnlm? •srcmmls today for their Clator Howl ici'liili; here next Monday. Maryland arrived yesterday and nit to nearby route Vcdin Beach lor Che lust week or drills. Coach •Mm Tatiim booked two workouts a day after noting Ills boys had Picked up a little weight over Christmas, Missouri's (cam had a day's Jump oil Us New Year's foe. Coach Don l-'aumt and his squad arrived at I''«rt l,'iui(crd:ile Sunday and W( . tl t rlKlit Into a 00-minutc drill yesterday. He said he will hold one practice session a day through l-'rlday •l'hi! squad w m fly back to Jacksonville Saturday and finish its work, Ruunlii!;, punting, passim; and lilace-klckini! took up yesterday's .session. Haln delayed the drill, bill Kiiii-iii took advantage of the break to Imtd n clubhouse meeting. "H was work we had not done in several days and it, needed to be done," Fiiuro't said. Fumble Recoveries Set Up Yankees' Two Winning Touchdowns MIAMI, Pla.. Hec. 27-VP.-A squad of hand-picked northern collese football players overpowered a sel- cc I Ijroup of Southern collegian* In the second annual Shrine charity (same in the Orange Bowl last niftht, 20-14. The Yankees evened the scor. for last year's 24-H southern triumph and did it convincingly before 37,378 rain-soaked fans. Yale Coach nerman Hickman's hefties came charging back to erase a 0-7 half-time deficit with two quick touchdowns In the third quarter and another In the fourth. The Rebels, under" coaches Andy Cinlslafson of Miami and Bob Woodruff of liaylor. grabbed a lead in ihe second quarter on n 80-yard lomhdown rim by Vandcrbilfs'I ee Galley. The speedy halfback took a hauiloff f ro , tl Miami's Whltcy (-•ainnbcll and, behind perfect Mucking, raced down the sidelines to put the south aiiead. Forrest [(irlflltli of Kansas added the extra point, his 11 I-M or two lor Hie evening. I'limbla Recovered With the third period only five muiulcs old, the Yankees struck for Iliflr first touchdown with Notre name's Walter arothails recovering a south fumble on the south'B Two plays later Vlllanova's Steve Homanlk passed to Harry Wettlaufer of Pennsylvania to the eight. Blytheviile Y's Ping Pong Meet Opens Tomorrow Dinn'liig for llic "Y" Annual holiday pint; ponj? tournament Mill lake place tomorrow morning at !):3" „ >.,,. CI B UI.. and play begins Innncclialcly. H i:; 1 '""'>' Coutru of Noter Dame ram- •spi.'ctccl thnt m least the firsl and i lt " 1< ' through to the four and then second round of play will be com- IilcU'd diiiiiiu Ihe nuirnlng, lliren tables bchiK used (o facilitate play. To tliitc, Ihere have been ID to siKil up lor this event but tnc 1018 champion Hurry Farr is r > ainonf Iliem. Al.-.-'iidy rcsislcrcd arc I). L V.nlley Hliildy Phillips, Charles Wllliu ark in their first round game. The- Chicks are In ihe A division of the tournament alone with Leachville. Lynn. Greene County Tech Marked Tree. Oxford. Wnlmil nidge Paragouki. Mm)c<ue.- Pocahontas Manila.. Bay. Maruniduke, Pireott Sr " n illsis 'ccl j Hule fishing. . , and Jonesboio. Only one Mississippi County tenin has been entered in the B division of the tournament. The Wilson Bulldogs arc scheduled to meet Black Rock ill an afternoon game Jan. o. Otiier B teams entered are Ketileton, State High of Jonesboro Clover Bend, Grccnivay, Black Rock Hardy nnd Lake city. ' All teams of the county with exception of Manila, will Vmain jeilc this week. resinnin» action next Tuesday night. Manila, howc-vcr is slated to meet the Moncuc Buffaloes tonight at iMonettc. SniiielliiMi: I'lsliv Sam Snvacl. tlic- golfer oi the year, was driving to Miami with some.' friends, reports GoH World When Hie car readied Juno Beach. Sam insisted on stopping to do a . ... He rolled up his pants, waded i.nto the' surf with a r<itl in his hand and soon emerged with five lish. which were converted Intn a tasty miMl al u nearby rcs- iilly. . In llu 1 p;irdrn first name Santa Clara snurlcd in Die closing iniii- ut"s to whip Manhattan, 73--1I In 1hr first Bamc at Buffalu Temple broke a liitcr-r-amc IOBIIIK 'tieak by h-iiuniing Hiiffalo Univi-rsltv lili-ia. me three bucks, and my ov:n breakfast." I "furnished double revenue. The District Contract Board rilled, however, that the manrfac- lurer had met tlie specifications and it would be illcanl to award Ihe contract, to the next lowest bidder. The commissioners fixed that They rewrote the specifications. Labor's Share in Cost Of Building Unchanged NEW YORK —!-T,_ The i, lbor portion or construction cost, is about the same today as 20 years "go. .Myron L, Matthews of the Dow Service Buildinq Reports linds the pcrcculace of building cost, involved in payrolls on the ittc varies among projects, but the average lias ranged beUecn 32 per i cent and 33 per cent. "For one-family houses averaging | under S5.00U without land." 1 K > ; Niys, "the payroll ranges around j 40.7 per cent, as against :!2,5 per cent for houses in the $5000 lo One of the bis; wrestling wheels is reporlecl willing to give Notre . Damn's Leon Hurt S35.000 a year ,„,,,.,„, , - ' -^' i l <> display his physiciucr on the mat. lam .ml.. . Liner, the story goes. I As an enaincciin,' shiclcnl Hart ..nead Limipluinecl: "They charged should know enough about leverage, and si ruin, etc. to got by. Missouri's Hill Callah.m claims he- heard a defensive halfback remark Oric-Mimilf Nporls 1'aec proudly: "Clot my name in the paper rn.-_ United .Slates .luniur Cham- today. Thnt pass-int,., fcrcnce peil- uci ot Commerce is wttins out lo ' ally against be helped set up Kan- cxpand us Jaycee. baseball league, sus Slate's louchcluwn." slate and best pro- real 15. will for the Brains. ... If you like sr or photographed, Frank beiiuuiuljy iliusiriiled world ski book is just what Die lii| P says ... It tells evrrvthin'; you walit to know except lomm-rnw's weather | SI0,000 group, and 30.7 per cent for j houses costing ilo.OIIO and over | Labor cost in relation to total cosl j has cben greater on lart;c-sc,i!e ' operations than on small projects The higher percentages , v erc experienced in the admit!edlv make- work housing projects of tlic Public j Works Administration in Ihe 1935- I 1937 period." Abnut a quarter of AiLslria's population lives in Vienna. SAVE MONEY GUARANTEED SHOE REPAIR Woodpeckers can live t. 70 vcar.s old Frc-sh Sli.rk (Iiiaranli'i'il HCM I'riccs Kirby Drug Store? DESIGNED FOR YOUR HOME TTlc !imp[e dip;nily of [hit unusually fint Comer thini Ca« *»n iu clean ail lino »ill »PPC»1 lo home o»ncn ol .lii- cnminih'ng tl«c. /•.ppcjlin;;. 100,15 ihe tnrtaivc price KhiVh brmgi qjiliiy wiihin the rcicFi ol the mo<lMr new home or rt- modrling bu.lgcl — »n ouWinJ- |"g Morc-for-ihc-Moncy Vilut. BUILDERS SUPPLY CO., Inc. \V. II. "Hill" I'cnsc .1. Wilson Henry Highway 61 South I'linnc 2431 . mlor hi[;h school and under has 10 entries to dale: 1). I.. Ilailcy, Buddy Phillips, Hilly Gllhow. Johnny O'Brlen, Jiniinlc! WiiLson, Norman Huliivan. Hiram Snodgnis, Edward Peterson. Denis Chapin and Billy Ulnnham. squirmed to Ihe one foot line. Romanik sneaked over for the touchdown. Ralph Pasn.uerie.ilo of Vlllanova missed the extra point. Pennsylvania's Ray Donney took .n pllchout arnunci right end and 'went eight yards to score Rilly Bye of Minnesota kicked the extra piilnt and the Yankees went ahead, The north hiked Its lead In tin fourth quarter after Dooney recovered a south rumble on ths I'cbel 10. On the next play Pas- ijiierlello scored on a pitchollt a- rouiicl right, end. Bye again added the extra point. nupe Wright, of Baylor recovered Dooney's fumble on the north's 13 and the Rebels look It from there Cirifflth traveling the final 15 yarrii for the touchdown, The Yankees racked up 22 first downs to the .south'; «vcn and gained .'ISO net yards rushing to th« liebi'l's 7:i. RECTAL DISEASES DRS. NIES FARh/f DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING RIVATE ROADS OR ANV actor I'ur I'ldnipt, Cotii'loous FRIENDLY SERVICE NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 4474 KEROSENE and FUEL OIL G.O.PoetzOilCo. Phone 2089

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