The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1950 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 8, 1950
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 8. 1550 BLYTKEVH.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEW Sawyer's Hunch Pays Off; Ken Johnson Blanks Cards By KALm KKKXSTEIX PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8. (AP)—=-11' playing hunches wins pennants, the Philadelphia Phillies are a shoo-in to represent the National League in the 1950 world scries. EC/ Furgol Leads All-American into Final Rounds Today Ken Johnson Take last night for example. EV-- crybody but- Manager Eddie Sawyer had elected Curt Simmons or Ken Heintzelman to work for the Phll- Ucfeagatnst the rcsurglng Si. Louis C^Hnals. Sawyer was playing a hunch. Just before the Phillies went out for their usual pre-game warmup, the manager ] walked up to a 1 pitcher who had\ n't started a name j In more than a I montli and tossed I him a ball. "You're v ! tonight," he said [to y o 11 n g Ken ; Johnson. Nobody was more surprised • than Johnson. He ; had been nursing a sore hand !n- Inred practice a few weeks ago but had "recovered and was ready for action However, he didn't expect, to set the call in this rubber game of five against the Cardinals. Psychology Work* Sawyer, a college professor befon he turned to baseball for a living obviously was trying a little psy chology on the 27-year-old Topcka Has., native. The professor, as Phil lies' fans call him—knew that John son took keen delight in bealinj the Cards, Alter all it was from the St. Louis bullpen that the Phil, rescued him earlier this year. The> acquired Ihe left handcr in a trad' fojNoutfielder Johnny Blatnik am immediately turned him into starting hurler. Johnson won three games befor injuring himself on/a western Iris He hadn't been able to win since That Is until last night, He was a trifle xvilcl—walking six —but he had the right pitches in the clutch and turned back St. Louis with a two hitter as his mates rapped four Cardinal hurlers for a 9 to 0 victory. Johnson stopped the Cards with a low breaking curve ball. Only Stan Musial got a solid hit. a single. The other safety was a slow rotter that went for one base. The victory enabled the league leading Phillies to increase their margin over second place Boston to four full games as the Braves bowed to the onrushlng' New York Giants. 9-3. St. Louts fell SVi games off the pace. Johnson didn't even wait to be congratulated by his teammates on a swell job. He rushed Into the shower and out before you could say Cardinals. What was [lie rush? . Giants Win Asialn The night's winning pitcher had aidate with a girl one day old. Mrs. JWison gave birth to the couple's firlt child'Sunday night. Naturally he won. this one for tiny Christy. The fifth-place New York Giants continued as the "wlnntngest" team In the National League, cominL from behind to smother the Boston Braves In the only other same played in the majors last night. • The Giants spotted the Braves a 3-1 lead In the first inning but roared back with »' H-hit attack to move within two and one-hall games of the fourth place Cards. Monte Kennedy started for the Giants but It was Jack Kramer who picked up the victory. The veteran right hander did a splendid relief job, holding tr-e Braves scoreless after relieving Kennedy In the first inning. The results left the National League pennant picture looking 14te this: the Phils lead the field by four games. The Braves arc in second place a half game in front of the Dotigers. The Cards are five and a half games out. The Giants, a new contender, trail by eight games. 'AN0INGS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet Atlanta 68 43 .613 Birmingham ..66 47 .584 Nashville 65 51 .560 Memphis 62 52 .514 New Orleans 65 57 .491 Mobile 61 61 .455 Chattanooga 43 61 .417 Little Rock 36 73 .330 By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO, Aug. 8. W;—Ed Furgol today was on the track of his first major title In six years of matching shots on the tournament clr- + cuit I He led the field by two strokes with 211—five liner par—into the final round of the, 515,000 all- American meet at Tain O'Shanter. First prize is S2.500—a Jackpot which would boost 1050 earnings tor the lame-armed player from Roya Oak, Mich., nearly two fold if he wins. Five others far down the financial list also arc contending li the "poor man's showdown." At 213 are Skip Alexander, th Knoyv'lle, Tenn., belter who ha spent one year nursing him game j back lo health, and nave IWiKtns. I the human one-iron from Newark.! Del. i At 214 is yoi'ii'T Fred Hawkins, the: comer from El Paso, Tex. Included in the 215 bracket Ls Skee Riegel of Tulsa, who turned pro last winter and is still seeking his first win. Also at 215 arc two high-rankinc cash collectors who are capable of mightv stretch drives—Bobbv Locke and Lloyd Mangrmn, Onlv one PAGE SEVEN NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphli Boston . Brooklyn . . St. Louis . . New York . . Chicago , Cincinnati . Pittsburgh . W .... 63 .... 57 51 56 52 . ... 43 .... 41 34 Pel. .600 .564 .563 .549 .525 .430 Detroit . .. New York . Cleveland . Boston Washington Chicago . . St.. Louis . Philadelphia AMERICAN LEAGUE W L 64 35 62 30 62 .... 59 45 41 36 .... 36 .414 .340 Pet. .640 .614 .603 .573 .459 .390 .300 .353 Yesterday's Results Southern Association Birmingham 6-3. Chattanooga 2-1 Little Rock 10-5. New Orleans 6-2 Mobile 6-4. Memphis 1-5 Nashville 5, Atlanta 3 National League Philadelphia 9. St. Louis 0 New York 9, Boston 3 Only games scheduled American League No games scheduled Today's Games Southern A^soRiallnn Mobile af. Memphis, night , Birmingham at Chattanooga, 2 night New Orleans at Little Rock, night Atlanta at Nashville, night National League Philadelphia at Brooklyn, night New York at Boston, night St. Louis at Pittsburgh, night American Lraffur Boston at New York, night Detroit at Chicago, night Cleveland at St. Louis, night Washington at Philadelphia, night stroke behind them Ls Sam Snead. the (op money winner who has bagced most of his Greenbacks with sensational final round finishes. Manprnm Defending Champ Mangrum. the defending all- American champion, sped into contention yesterday with a C8 while Furgol. Alexander and Locke posted "9's. In all 13 nros broke 70 In the field of 76 after the greens had been watered and the pins placed in more orthodox spots. Furgol Is Ihe sentimental favorite. He has overcome a handicap that would have forced a lot of fellows to play croquet instead of undertaking a career of golf against the nation's best. "I'm Just a 33-year-old guy with a lot of mileage and a crooked arm," says tlie personable gent who has averaged 71.41 strokes through 78 ompetitive rounds Ihis season. He has had to groove a swing •ith tremendous body action to ompensatc for his shriveled left rm, the result of a fall from a layground climbing bar when he •as 12. Furgol won the all-American am- tcur title at Tarn O'Shanter in 1944 nd soon afterward turned pro. He inished third in the 1947 all-Amerian pro and collected $3,300. his iggest single money win. But since he started playing for iay he never has won outright any emulation P.G.A. tourney, although ying twice for minor titles on the ircuit. onknown Welter Defeats Williams WASHINGTON, Aug. S. tifl Lightweight champion Ike Williams took another licking last night— this time at the gloves of a practically unknown welterweight from Phoenix. Ariz. Charley alas, 22-year old Mexican-Italian, gained an easy 10- round decision over Williams—winning seven and dropping Uvo. The other round was even. Williams wo.Mied in at I39 1 - iwunris; Salas at H6. Williams' loss to Salas, camp onl> B month after a similar dctca by welterweight Georgle (Sugar Costlier. Shawnee High Football Slate s Announced JOINER. Aug. 8 — Coach W. C Hook of Shawnee High School today announced an 11-gaine sched- ile for his Indian football squac 'or the 1950 season. The Indians are slated lo open :heir 1950 slate at home agains Burdette, Mississippi County's newest football school. They will close iheir slate at home Nov. 24 with Lepanto. Coach Rook said that he expected irounrt 26 candidates to report. wh«;n he sounus the first call for drills Aug. 21. About 20 candidates expected for his junior squad. The Indians lost five starter from last year's squad to gradua tion. Expected to spearhead the In dians T formation this year ar Sonny Housaman. Bill Welch, Mar —Courier News Phnto MEDALIST AND CI1AUEMGEK-Dr. James C. Guard looms the most likely candidate to dethrone Bill Joe Denton of Wilson, la year's Blytheville Country Club champion, as play begins tills week chcosc a 1950 club champion. Guard was qualifying medalist with thrce-over-par 75. Denton. because he is 1949 champ, did not have qualify. More than 70 golfers are participating in the tournament. (efser, Lutes No. 9 to Meet n Title Playoff A playofT lo decide the first half liamplonshlp In the Mississippi "oiinty Semi-Pro League Is sched- Icd lo begin Sunday'with Kelser, .Hies and Number Nine baltUng lor he title. A meeting of representatives of tic three tennis was scheduled for ortay Lo rteclrtc the place for the JlayolT and how the teams will be mired. One olhcr league game Is on icliedule for Sunrtny. Tills one, will iond Tomato against Etowah at Stowah. Lutes, with a record of six wins and no defeats, has clinched the second hnlf championship and should It win the first-half playoff, 10 league championship playoff will be necessary. But should kclscr or Number Nine win the first hnlf title, Ihc-n a playoff with Lutes will be :>eccssnry to determine the league crown. Second half play Is nil but fln- iheri wtlh only one or two games that will have no bearing on the rague standings remaining to be played. rcoml h:ilf sfamlmss: I,. Top Schoolboy Gridders Ready for Memphis Tilt The cream of the nation's high school football crop, loams representing Ihe East and Hie West, clash tomorrow night at Crump Stadium in Memphis in the second annual national high school all-star gridiron classic. Klckoff time for the all-star bat-*— tie, which Is sponsored by the Wigwam Wlsenicn of America, a benevolent allilctlc organization ot Oklahoma In cooperation with the Mcm- ihls Park Commission, Is 8:15 p.m. Pre-Rame ceremonies which Include :he Introduction of players of both (cams will start at 8 o'clock. J. A, Lloyd. Blytheville High School's nil-American tackle of Inst year, will he a member ot the West Lilies Number Nine .. rctmrnli Hlytheville Kcifer Ilurdetlc Tomato . ...'.'.'. Forty and Eight 1VI. 1.000 ,007 .607 .500 .333 .:m .200 .200 Roberts, Getz yisqualified 'n Tag Match Jaycee-Chevvy Schedule Replay 't'lie Sullivan-Nelson Chevrolet, 1 ; and the Blytheville Jnycees are scheduled to replay n City Softball League tied gnnic at, Walker Park tonight at. 8115 weather permitting. The same lo be played tonight, was (.scheduled as the season opener for the league. It was rained out May la and on the mnke-iip date the two teams battled to a 10-10 "e. The Jaycees were originally scliC' team which will be coached by Will Walls, football coach of the' University of Corpus Christ!. Coac!i Red Drew of the University of Alabama wlil coach the East squad. High school players from (hlrty- Iwo stales will take part In the all- star Ramc. the proceeds of which are lo RO lo crippled children. Players to participate in Die j:nmc were picked from a list of 1,200 high school boys named to the all-Ame can squad by sports writers and broadcasters nil over the nation. The Mid-South probably will have the best representation of any single area in the nation. Besides Lloyd there will lie IIuuli Baltard ant Hugh Hathcock of Ihc Memphis Prep League. Charles King ot Paris Tcnn.. Charles Ilnllum of Camden Ark., nnd Harol Lofton, Hrookhavei Miss. Starling lineup* for the game nrc not expeclcd to be announced until game time but all Indication rue that Lloyd will be given n start Ing tackle berth on tile West squad The other Mld-Sonlh boys are ex peeled to receive starting berth also. Mose Simms, former SI. Mary' University coach who Is now hca of (he Wlsemen's Football Commit lee. Is promoting the gridiron clas sic. Zamden Advances To State Finals CAMDEN. Ark.. Aug. 8. I/Pi— De- 'endlng champion Camden and the El Dorado Lion Oilers will smiarc off here tonight for the Arkansas emi-pro baseball title and the right a enter the national tournament. El Dorado, undefeated in the double elimination meet, can wrap up the championship with one vic- .ory. The once-beaten Southern Kraftsmcn of Cnmdcn need two conquests of the Oilers to retain the crown. Camden advanced to the finals with a 6-4 decision over Morrllton ast night. Morrilton had just eliminated Little Rocks KG Bakers Bottlers Take Motormen Nine By 7-5 Score The Blytheville Motor Company Molormen were defeated 7-5 by the Dr. Pepper Bottlers of Paragould in the district Softball tournament at ParagouM last niglit. Charles Cook worked the distance for the Motormen and Nels Thompson hurled for the winners. In another game last niulit the AH-Stars of Osccola forfeited to the Upton Insurance Company nine of West Memphis. Tonight the Burnett Hudson Pacemakers of niythevlllc are .scheduled to meet the American Legion team of Paragould. CUR Sulccr and Aubrey Robertson, Tlie Indians' 1950 schedule: Sept. IS Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov 3 Nov. 10 XOT. 17 Nov. 24 Bnrrlcttc West Memphis Keiser Wilson Earlc Marlon Luxnra Osceota Tyronza Harrisburg Lepanlo Gee Makes Bid For NAT Berth E. R. fier, j f . t of Rl.vlfirvitlc wits one of 17 gnlfcrs who began competition today for three positions lo represent Ihe mid-south at the Natinn;il Amateur lournn- mcnl which will be played In Minneapolis Ati£. 21. Gee joined golfers from [our states ns qiintiTying pluy hi'pun a I Memphis* Colonial Country Club. The linpcfuls will qualify over a 3G-holc route. 2-0. El Dorado had earned berth Sunday and was night. Us final itile last Erskine Re-Coiled By Parent Bums BROOKLYN, Aug. 8. {/P>—The Brooklyn pitching staff fit-urcd in he news on two different points yesterday, Carl Krskine. who has won seven itniighl games for the Dodgers 1 Montreal farm in the international jpague, wns called up by the ptircnl club. lie will rei>ort immediately. JL he excellence of Yellowstone in flavor and quality has made it a favorite 1872. Uolilct) En Ron.J Un.lcr U.S. CTcw,. 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Brewjnt Corp., SLlous, kit), • Ocuii, Sitr. • Ke* Ol!t)n>, Li dulerl lo meet the Rnzorbncks nnt Siilltvnii-Nclson to piny Montgotn ery wnrd tonight but Hie naim backs and Montgomery Ward pullcc out of the league several weck.i ago The use of an elastic elbow tup- port to rub the eyes of the opposl- ion cost Red Roberts and Al Oeti i wrestling match last night. Getz and Roberts were disqualified In the second round of the ta(f natch fealure of last night's wresting matches at Memorial Auditorium because Oelz refused to heed vainlngs from Referee Mike Mer- mcv lo quit using Ihe elbow snp- liort on the eyes of Lester Welch and Tex Rilcy. The referee's acllon came In the second fall of the match and 11 gave Rlley and Wrlch a victory In straluhl falls. Welch and Rllcy won the first fall. Lasl night's bout was one of the roughest staged here In several months. Hlluy and Welch staggered through the first fall to win in the lengthy time of 29 minutes. They overcame an early rally by Oeti anil Roberts with Welch defeating Roberts in ]1 minutes with an anatomical twist and Riley defealinR Gclz In 12 minutes wllh a double Jack knife. The second fall lasted but flv« minutes before Referee Meroney moved in and stopped the bout. In the two one-loll preliminary bouts. Getz defeated Welch In 25 minutes with body slams and a pin and Rllcy defeated Roberts In IT minutes with a body pin. The true boa constrictor Is fount only In the new world. ON GOOD USED CARS 1937 BUICK 'I-door Sedan (11385) 1942 DODGE •1-ilnor Sedan (H5SS) 1940 CHEVROLET 'I -door Sedan 1940 CHEVROLET 2-<lnor Sedan ?- 1940 DE SOTO •I -door Sedan S (1210) 1935 CHEVROLE •I -r'nor Sedan (lion) 1937 CHEVROLET 2-tJoor Sedan (HU-) 1939 BUICK •l-(H:or Sedan <UK,> 1941 CHEVROLET -I-door Sedan ^^.AR 1936 CHEVROLET 2-door Sc(]:tn (11.12) 1937 CHEVROLET 2-t'onr Sedan '(HIO) 1942 HUDSON 2-door Sedan (1115) We Deal Quick and on Easy Terms Blytheville Motor Co. 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