The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1950 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 1, 1950
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PAGE TEN lAhK.) UJblUiwt Tigers and Yankees Open Important Series Tonight three game series. By JOK KEICHLER Associated I'rcss Sports WHU-f First place is the prize tonight as the rising New York Yankees and the slumping Detroit Tigers clash in the first of a "crucial" three eame series. A capacity crowd of 55,000 Is ex-* — pected at Briggs Stadium to watch the mound duel between southpaw Tommy Byrne of the Yankees and righthander Art Houtleman of the j Tiger-;. A Yankee vlc- lorj v/ould put SOUTHEBN ASSOCIATION Teams' Failure to Appear Jpsets Proceedings in CSL : !cs~sey Stengel's men back at the top of the American League for the first lime since June 9. H was on that day that the Tigers wrested the lead from New York. They have kept It Casey Stemel for 51 days dc- jpite some trying times. Manager Stengel, confident of victory, is leading with his most effective pitcher against the Tigers In an effort to get the Jump. Byrne has beaten the Bengals four times without a defeat this season and holds > lifetime 12-3 mark against them. Houlteman, steadiest Tiger hurler, has a 3-2 mark against New York for the year. His lifetime mark is 8-5. Brave* Now Second There were no games in the American League yesterday by the National League picture changed somewhat when the Boston Braves defeated the St. Louis Cardinals. 4-3, and the Chicago Cubs whipped the Brooklyn Dodgers. 8-5. Walker Cooper's single off Tommy Giaviano's glove In the last of the ninth drove in Earl Torgeson with the run that gave Boston the victory and moved the Braves into second place past the Cardinals. The Braves now trail the pace-setting Philadelphia Phils by three games. The Cards are three and half games behind and the fourth place Dodgers lag by four and half. Warren Spahn went, the route for his 13th victory. He gave up six hits and fanned four to Increase his league leading strikeout total to 132. Max Lanler was the loser. The Cubs, overcame a 5-1 deficit They tallied three times in the elxth to kayo starter Dan Bankhead Two straight hits finished Chris Van Cuyk in the seventh. Rex Barney relieved, gave up three bases on balls and uncorked a wild pitch to net up a four-run Inning for Chicago. That was the game. Prank (Dutch) Hilier, who needed help In the seventh, won his fifth game, three over Brooklyn Van Cuyk was the loser. r/7p/n, Moody Defeat Hall And Martinez 112-Pounders Fight Tonight For VVorW Title HONOLULU. Aug. 1. f.T)—Terry Allen of London and Dado Mnrino of Honolulu battle tonight for the championship of the little men — 112-pounders. It's a match whtch may return the world flyweight title to the United States for the first time li 30 years. ^ Allen, the champion, ' te fasl tricky and only 26. Marino, the challenger, loobs the heavier puncher and Is a battle scarred 34, Managers of the fighters say eacl Is In top shape for the 15-romv lest but neither believes It will g the full distance. It possibly will be the last crac »t the crowii for Marino, who make his living driving a beer truck all fighting mostly featherweights an bantamweights becavise 112-pound era are so scarce. The fighters were to weigh in th! afternoon. Making vreight was tough job for Marino who scale 149 pounds just four months ago. Green Bay Packers Ask Waivers on Stan Heath Atlanta . Birmingham Nashville . . Memphis . . New Orleans •Mobile . Chattanooga Little Rock . . 85 61 . 60 , 56 , 49 . 47 . 44 . 35 NATIONAL LEAGUE W I. Philadelphia 50 39 ARMOR—John Kissell tries on shoulder pads at Ihe professional football Cleveland Bro\vns' training camp at Bowling Green blalc University, O The tackle was obtained from Ihe BulTnlo Bills of the defunct All-America Conference. Lucky Gllpin and big Jack Moody oughed their way to a decision ver Charley Martinez and Mills Hall in the tag match feature of lie American Legion's wrestling wills at Memorial Auditorium last lent. Oilpin and Moody won the dccl- lon in straight falls taking the irst in 26 minutes nnd the second Ji 27. The match wns a rough and umble affair from the start to fin- sh with both leanis relying on atch-fls-catch*can operations. The font was frequented with tree-for- .lls that kept Referee Mike Mcr- >ney busy all evening. Gilpln and Moody won the first ound but they were forced to nil the way to do so. Gilpin dk- enlcd Martinez in 18 minutes with body pin but he was defeated wo minutes later by Hall with crab hold. Hall ant] Moody then tattled f (i r six minutes before Moody won with a double Jack knife. The second fal] lasted 27 minutes vith Gilpin defeating Hall in 20 ninutcs with a body straddle, and Moody defeating Martinez tn scv- minutes with body flips and pin. In the two one-fall preliminary bouts. Hall defeated Moody tn 13 minutes with kangaroo kicks and body pin and Martinez won over ilpln in 15 minutes with flying mares and a pin. The City Softball League v.'as thrown into a bit of turmoil laAt night when two teams failed to show up for scheduled make-up games. Neither Montgomery-Ward nor the iiazorback Drlve-In team were on hand to play their game.s Iwt night and there were rejwrts this morning that both tearn.s have withdrawn from the league. However, the reports could not be verified. As the result of the two teams failing to show up, there were no games played last night. Montgomer-Ward wa.s scheduled to play the Ark-Mo Kilowatters in last night's llrst game and the Razorbacks were to have played the Wade Lee Cotton Company team in the second. Just what action will be taken against the two teams was not learned tills morning but in all probability the game.s will be ordered forfeited in favor of the Kilo- watters and Wade Lee. J. P. Garrott, director of the Bly- icville Y which sponsors the tie, is on vacation and LS not chedulcd to return to Blytheville ntil later this month. Action may e delayed until his return. Tn Continue Schedule However, the league is to con- inue its schedule which still has wo weeks to run. Two games are cheduled for tonight with Blytiie- ille Motor meeting Ark-Mo in the rst game at 8 o'clock and the Jay- ses plaing Wade Lee In the scc- nd. Both the Razorbncks and Monl- omer-Wartl have been on the bot- om of the league standings all sea- on. The Rnzorbacks, in fact, hnd- I't won a game until two weeks ago, Then [hey won two straight. The Razorback Drive-in nine is omposed largely of Biytheville i*jh School athletes. The league ts scheduled to end Ls season on Aug. 10 and the championship playoff is scheduled to tart the following week. Only five more dates, including tonight's doubieheader and the playoff of a game, remain on the league's chedule. Boston SL. JyjuLs . Brooklyn . New York Chicago . Cincinnati Pittsburgh 53 53 50 45 41 ret .625 .502 .501 .533 .476 .452 .411 .347 Pet. .598 ,570 .564 .550 .483 .446 .409 300 AMERICAN Detroit . .. New York . Cleveland . Boston , Washington Chicago . .. St. Louis . Philadelphia LEAGUE W I. 59 34 ....60 35 59 38 ....58 « 41 49 ....38 00 3< 01 ....34 62 Pet, .634 .032 .608 .557 .473 J338 .358 .354 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Ill Allf. 1. (/T)— (USDA)—Hogs 11,000 bnirows and gilts 75 to extremes o 1.00 lower than Monday; sows 5 to 15 lower; bulk 180-230 Ibs 23.75 85; top 24.00; 240-270 Ibs 23.00-15 few 280-300 Ibs 21.15-22.75; 150-17 Ibs largely 21.50-23.50; 120-140 Ib 18.50-20.50; sows -100 Ibs down most Yesterday's Results Southern As*socUtlo« Atlanta 11. Little Rock 4 Memphis 17, Birmingham 8 Chattanooga 4, Mobile 3 New Orleans 5, Nashville 4 National [.ragu* Boston 4. St. Louis 3 Chicago 8, Brooklyn 5 Only games scheduled American Lcagii* No games scheduled Today's Games Southern Association Memphis at Birmingham night Little Rock at Atlanta night Chattanooga at Mobile-night Nashville at New Orleans night Softballer Dies After Home Run LONG BEACH. AujT. 1. W) — Charley Fowler's last hit was a long me. It cleared Ihe lett fielder's head and Fowler, 23, eager to win the oftball game for his team, sprinted around the bases for an inside the jaik homer. -He crossed the plate and collapsed, A few minutes later he was dead, apparently of a heart attack. National I.rara* Pittsburgh at Brooklyn night Cincinnati at Philadelphia. ( twi-night) St. Louis nt Boston night Chicago at New York American League New York at Detroit night Boston at St. T/nti.s night Washington at Cleveland night Philadelphia at Chicago night Sports Roundup HUGH HJLA£KTON JR. By GAVI.K TALBOT (for Hugh Pullcrton Jr) NKW YORK, Aug. 1. (/1',-Reports onUnue to seep in from the mld- 'cst that Fred Saigh, owner of he St. Louis Cardinals, is out to get" Commissioner A. B. (Happy) Chandler and that he fs picking up onverls In his spirited campaign a- ainst the baseball czar. Latest to hear the rumble of what might develop into a manor upheaval is John Dreblnger, veter- n keyhole listener for the New York Times, writing from Chicago, he says the report is widespread hat Saigli is working like a beaver o prevent chandler's re-election to new term of seven years. "What is more," Drebinger adds, "ris further rumored, the SI, -ouls magnate is gaining o.ulte a bit of support, although who his olleagues are has thus far been kept a pretty tight secret. "After all yoji, know how it is with tny undercover revolution. Even hose heartily in favor of it have o be careful if they hope to rc- nain in business. For there is al- vays the off chance the revolt may "all. Southern League s Normal Ball Gets Blasted, Too; 101 Hits in Four Games By THE ASSCCXJIATKI) t'KKSS The Southern. Association, like Hie big leagues, claims its baseballs ar« peaceful and without a drop of rabbit,- in them. But look wbat happened last night. In /our games llicrc were 101 hits.* .—_ They included 10 hmhe run*; two _,,, .' . . ,. ,, L,, Ladies Have Night Contract Expires in 1552 "Actually. Chandler's present contract does not expire until Mav )f 1052. However, under its terms, must IK notified at least a 'ear in advance whether or not he s to be retained, with deliberations oward that end opening six months jrior to that. "AH of which means that when he club owners convene for their innual winter conclaves this December, discussions on Chandler will get under way at once, with a linal decision expected next May. So. time's a-movlng, and also, they say, Mr. Saigh of St. fouls." U never has been a secret that Saigh does not admire the commissioner, nor that he would like to get him out of there. On the contrary, he has made a point of expressing lite views almost from the moment, back in 1947. when he and the late Bob Hamiegan bought out Sam Breadon, also since dead. Chandler, it has been reported on excellent authority, does not tnlnk Saigh is so much, either, so there Is no question of either man working behind the other's back. They simply are not compatible, and the only question is whether the Cardinals' owner can rustle up enough support to threaten chandler's job seriously. triples and 18 doubles. Seventeen pitchers wore bandied about. In three games losing teams outhlt the winners to add to the oddities. The Little Rock Travelers outhit Atlanta. 16 hits to 14. but lost by im astounding, 11-4; Birmingham out- hit Memphis 17 hit.= to 15 but lest by a whopping, 17-8, and Nashville oulhlt New Orleans, 11 to 10, but last, 5-4. The Chattanooga-Mobile game came off the usual way, Chattanooga winning, 4-3. on ten hits to eight for the Bears. If the Atlanta Crackers win the Southern pennant they may be able to trace it back to the July 31 date with ihc Travelers. The Crackers came out of a miserable batting slump, scoring more runs than they had in their previous four gamcvi. while both second place Birmingham and third place Nashville were losing. Crackers Strengthen Lead The Crackers now are thr'.-e and a half games ahead of Birmirj^hMn and six and a half in front of Nashville. Ebba St. Claire homered once isnd Kd Mathew.s got Nos. 21 and 22 to help the Crackers along. Ed McGhee hit a grand slam homer to spark Memphis. Charlie Maxwell, who gets a rout for evtry homer hit in Birmingham, ultted two in the tilt. New Orleatis 1 Pelicans made it ive victories in a row, and the man they whipped was Bob Sohnltz. the Southern's leading pitcher. The winning run came home in the bot- .om of the llth. The bases -.vere loaded anil Schultz let go a wild pitch. Stan VVentze! scored. A homer by Earl Turner put them in overtime in the ninth. Suok Jacobs of Mobile has hit ;ately in 13 straight games. Last night his hit was a single. The 10- inning game called for seven pitchers and lasted three hours. Ch.H- tanooga's winning run was walked home by Tom Lakos. Godwin Advances In BWL Playoff Mead's Tigers were eliminate tl from the Bay Window League's championship playoff yesterday by the Bill Godwin Sporting Goods Store nine. The Timers were defeated 11-5 for their .second loss in the bettt-two- of-three first-round series. The Godwin U?arn also won Hie first game of the scries. Bill Godwin was on the hill lor his team and he limited ihc Timers to sexTn hits. Moody started for Mead's but was relieved by Herb Chilrts. This afternoon, Phil ApplcbAii team v/as -scheduled to meet the Fred S. Saliba Company nine in another playoff game. A win by the Applebaum team this afternoon would knock Saliba from the playoff, also. Tomorrow afternoon, Ark-Mo is | scheduled to meet the Kemp Whis- cnhnnt Company team. The Courier News was scheduled to play Burnett Oklahoma City U. To Play in East OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 1. (>TV- The Oklahoma City University Chiefs will make an ambitious six- ie swing into the cast during the 1950-51 basketball senaon. Coach Doyle par rack has announced his Oklahoma City all- college tournament champions will play 30 games, hithiciing three Southwest Conference teams, par- r^ck will have many veterans from last year'a stjuad that complied the best record in OCU history. Texas A&M, T.G.U, and Baylor are Ihe Chiefs' Southwest Conference foes. The eastern rivals are Niagara, Louisville. Georgetown, Seton HaH, Siena and St. Joseph's of Philadelphia. Moior league Leaders By The Associated Press National League Batting—Robinson, Brooklyn -3T2 Muslal St. Louis .358. Runs — Jones, Philadelphia, an Torgeson, Boston 75. Runs batted in—Ennls. Philartel phia 89; Kiner. Pittsburgh 79. Hits — Robinson, Brooklyn 126 Muslal, St. Louis 123. Doubles — Musinl, St. Louis 32 Robinson, Brooklyn 31. Triples — Ashburn. Philadelphl 11. Jethroe. Boston 7. Home runs—Kiuer, Pittsburgh 28: Bnnis and Jones, Philadelphia 22. Stolen bases—Jethroe, Boston 27; Robinson. Brooklyn 9. • Strikeouts — Spahn. Boston 132; Simmons, Philadelphia 110. Pitching—Miller. Philadelphia 9-2 .818; Simmons, Philadelphia 14-5 .737. American T.eapuf. Batting-Kell. Detroit .351; Doby. Cleveland .3'18. Runs—Stephens. Boston 85: Dl- Masglo. Boston 80. Runs batted in—Stephens, Boston 100: Dropo. Boston 99. Hits—Kell. Detroit 135; Rirauto. Nesv York 125. Doubles—Kell. Detroit. 31; Zaritla. Boston 24. "Has Comfortable Majority" A baseball man who should know said this spring that the commissioner had. a comfortable majority among the 16 club presidents and would lie R shoo-in for R second seven-year term. The same man added that Saigh, perhaps would do well to quit provoking the commissioner if he liked baseball as business. Bui since then Chandler has lost one of bis most ardent supporters in Frank McKinney, who resigned recently as president of the Pittsburgh club. Perhaps Frank Gilbreath, his successor, is not .such a red-hot Chandler fan. And then, if Drebinger's report about Saigh gaining "riuite a bit" of new support is true, rmybe the thin** is getting closer than we think. Ex-Red Pitcher Faces Charge Of Manslaughter RED BLUFF, Calif., Aug. 1. CAP) —One-time Cincinnati Red basebuV pitcher Lee Grissom facas a manslaughter miirge today after a mai he allegedly hit in a bar died of a fractured skull. Sheriff James N. Froome .-; the incident occurred Sunday ni at a tavern in nearby Teharmi Warren Shermmer, 27. died oE injuries which the sheriff said were received tit the time. Gri.s.som, married and pre.sentU working as a rancher and InicJ-i driver, left the major leases i: 1942 to join the Army. He was with the Cincinnati Rni'.s in the '30's and won 12 games with the Reds' second division in 1S31. He wa.s selected on the N'atio, League'. 1 ; Nil star team that year. At Ebbets Field BROOKLYN, Aug. 1. (fl 1 )—Bjiaj ladies night for the first tnjji'ln Ebbcts Field's history last night. The fair sex numbered 15.592. Maybe that's why the Dodgers made three straight errors on the first three plays of the game. First, third baseman Bill Cox let ground ball scoot through his legs. Then pitcher Dan Bankhead threw wildly into centerfield on an attempted force play -,1 second base. Centerfieldcr Duke Snider added to the hysterics by muffing & Una drive. There were no excuses for the misplays by Snider and Bankhead. Cox, Okay. Billy probably had his mind on bouncing babies, Instead of bouncing ball. Mrs. Cox presented him with a tiny girl Sunday. Hudson Sales tomorrow, but due to a change in the schedule these two teams will meet, Thursday afternoon. Banana Is a. harbor town In the Belgian Congo, one of the country's most important trading centres. GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 1. ( The Green Bay packers said la night that Stan Heath, ex-Nevad quarterback, has asked for his re- j 000 last year, but was offered con- lease and that he has been placed ] siderabiy less Ibis fall. on waiver. Heath, who marie his pro debut last year, was n disappointment. Heath was paid a reported $15,- HAVE YOU TASTED the bonded Kentucky Bourbon with the flavor that's so different? Try Yellowstone — smooth and mellow s t « rich but not heavy * * i famous since 1872* Old Salrh A<:iin Spokesman Tor Satchel Paige Just popped In with the Intost word on the veteran Negro pitcher's prospects of signing with some big lea- club for the stretch run. "Hatch could sign up tomorrow," he declared. "But he can't afford to. The Giants offered him a contract on the basis of SSQO.OQQ for the whole season, meaning maybe S8.000 for what panics arc left. "Shucks, old Satch pets a flat 10 percent of the gate with the independents. He just drew down 56,000 for three days up in Boston. Triples—Wontllini*. New York 9: | He can't, afford to work for pcimuts. ;vers. Detroit and Doerr. Boston 8, but he says if some club will pay Home runs -Rosen, Cleveland 29; Williams and Dropo. Boston 25. Stolen bases — DiMagglo, Boston 10: Valo, Philadelphia 8. Strikeouts — Reynolds. New York 102; Lemon. Cleveland 98. Pitching— Lemon. Cleveland .800; Lopat. Ncu- York 13-5 .7^ him $25.000 for the rest of the season he'll take it just to be obliging." 16--1 19.75-20.75; few light sows 21.00; vcights over 400 Ibs mostly 16.759.25; slags ]2.00-15.nO. Cattle -1000; calves 1800; opening rade slow on steers; some initial .ales of heifers and mixed yearlings )ut steady on medium and good •finis at 25.00-29.00; cows opened steady; odd head good cows 21.5022.00 with commo" and medium 830-21.00 and canners and enters 14.50-18.50. Two Major Leaguers Get Their 'Greetings' NEW YORK. Aug. 1. (/P)—Two big leaguers were ordered yesterday to report to their draft bosrtls for an Army physical examination. Sam Calderoue, second string catcher of tne Giants, and first baseman Preston Ward of the Chicago Cubs were the receivers of Uncle Sam's famous "greetings." IPTHfp Iti IOND IV YEILOWSTONC, INC., IOUIWIUI, KENTUCKY DO YOU OWN A HOME? The St. Lawrence waterway development project hns been under Stanford to P5cy Newport Tonight CAMDEN, Ark., An;. \. 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