The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 1, 1950 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 1, 1950
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1950 BLYTHEVnj.E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK SBVTW Rain Hampers Chicks' Workouts-Hodges Four Homers Lead Bums to Win Team Limited To Inside Drill Grid men Practice « inning Plays Haley Field Gym Rain, chief worry of Mississippi County's farmers, now*is gelling in somebody else's hair—that of Russell* Mosley, coach of Blytlieville High School's football legion. Yesterday's wind-driven drizzle dttiye the Chicks inside, limiting their much - needed condltlonJhg practice to calisthenics and plaj The Chicks look cover In the Haley Field gymnasium for their afternoon practice session-yesterday and as a result got very little work done. They spent most of tfce afternoon in working on the timing o Plays clad in sweat suits, short. and tennis shoes. Wednesday afternoon the Chicks scrimmaged in the mud of thei: North Tenth Street practice fiel< but yesterday's rain was too much Their field was a sea of water a they had to remain inside. And there was a noticeabl amount of worry on the faces o Ccach Mosley and his aide-de-camp Bit! Slanci!. "TJiisJ is- hurting ou puting game," SLanqil voiced as he gazed at the steadily falling rain. [ "it's hurting everything," Mosley' answered. "You can't get a team in condition in this Iclhd of weather. close." , Practice Running Plays So the Clicks were. Immediately Issued gym equipment and put- to work on running plays. Their practice session lasted approximately two hours. The Chicks locked good In executing their ground plays. Their timing was good as was the ball handling snd hustle. They appeared in fair condition but the need of addition ill hard practice was evident. The Chicks were scheduled to end their- two-a-day practices today as classes will- be resumed Monday. A morning session la on the menu for tomorrow, and Monday-they will begin practicing In the afternoons only. One week from tonight the Tribe will open Its 19&0 schedule against Bartlett, Tenn. Their first game will be played under the lights of Haley Field and It will be one of the four home games on the schedule. The other home -games will be against Jackson, Tenn., on Oct. 6; Jcncs boro, Oct. 13, and CBC of Mem phis, Oct. 27. BLOCKING TRAFFIC—The Roalkcepcr (right) for .the Berlin Union 96 Gorman soccer team blocVs. .in American attack duriiiR a game at the German Olympic Stadium. Some 40,000 Bei-lintrs saw tht'.i' home toam outscore the U. S. team. 4-2. The American team was picked from players of the Gcr- m? n .-A'n?r!c?n Soccer ^----f- i: -~. Reid, Lutes Named Chick Co-Captains Robert Reid and Charles (Ruff) Lutes will captain Blytheville High School's 1950 fontball team, Coach Russell Mosley saEd this morning. Reid, the Chicks' hard piungittg llr'n.'k, and Lutes, their hula-hipped halfback, were-elected co-cnp- Lains of the squad at a meeting of H Yesterday Y Result?" ~" r ' SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 9, Nasnvllle 4 Little RocSc 1-2, Mobile 0-4 Memphis 2-8, New Orleans 1-4. Atlanta 8-fl, Chattanooga 1-1 NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 2, Pittsburgh 1 Brooklyn 19, Boston 3 Only game scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 7, Cleveland 6 Washington 2, Detroit 1 Boston 4, Chicago 3 St. Louis 4-2, Philadelphia 5-3 squad members Mosley said. last night, Coach Both boys are senior members of the squad and led the Tribe's back- flcld last year. This will be their final season with the Chicks. This U the first Mme Sn several years that the Chicks will have co- Heretofore,-alternate captains were elected, the captain gen- eralling the team while he was on the field and the alternate taking over when the captain was absent from the game. However, Coach Mosley said that this year the co-captains will have equal authority at all times during the games. Locke Leading Lotus Tourney LEEDS, England, Sept. 1. fyn — Bobby Locke. South African holder of the British Open golf title, led the field today with 68-68—136 at the half way point of the Lotus $4,200 72-hole medal tournament. One shut behind him It Irishman Fred Daly, a former open champion, and back in third place at 139 Is Welshman Dal Rees. Art Clark of Huntingdon, W. Va., qualified for. the final rounds with 73-12—145. Wimbledon Queen Upset in National Tennis Tourney FOREST HILLS, N. Y,, Sept. 1. OPl —Now that Gussy Moran has joined the pro ranks, the-glamor queen of amateur tennis U Nancy Chaffee. who besides being pretty Is a mighty fine player. . Yesterday she polished off Wimbledon champion Louise Brought, who was seeded third in the women's division of the national singles, 6-2, 7-5. In the third round. Louise, at 21, was a mighty tired gal when they finished. The upsets were bound to start, so smoothly was the tourney going, and In the men's division Dick Savitt of Orange, N. J., got under the wire first when he trounced John Bromwich of Australia. 3-6. 6-0. 4-6, 6-2. 6-3. Bromwich was seeded. third in the foreign draw, and even though he's 32. he was expected to get past Savitt. With the exception of JVank Sedgman, No. 1, all the foreigners now have been shown the exit, and Sedgman is halfway through the door. Sedgman was leading Earl Cochell of San Francisco. 5-7, 1-5, 6-1. 2-4, when darkness halted the proceedings. // Hodges Soys Four Homers Was 'Biggest Night of My Lite' BROOKLYN .Sept. 1. l/Ti—"I never thought I'd have another chance when 1 missed in the seventh," Brooklyn's Gil Hodges said lod»)'. But he did. ~ * I" the eighth he came to bat again in the wild game with Boston at Ebhets Field. The Braves' young Johnny An- tonclll served up a cure ball that refused to bend, and the Brooklyn first baseman met It with the fat of his bat. "I knew from the Hint SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. Atlanta ............. 69 52 .631 Birmingham . ....... 82 53 Nashville ............ 19 62 Memphis ............ 74 68 New Orleans ........ 10 72 Mobile ............... 62 75 Chattanooga ......... 57 82 Little Rock .......... 4fi 90 NATIONAL The Pentagon, headquarters of the U. S. Defense Department, has the largest private telephone exchange in the world. Chicks Tighten Grip on Fourth Place by Whipping Pels Twice By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With Atlanta running away with the Southern Association pennant race and threatening to become the first 100-game winning team ii^^l seasons, the best place to find suspense IB on the. fringe of " IwR division) The fourth place Memphis ChEcks* — ^—. —: : — , must have heard a loud danger signal. Memphis whipped New Orleans in both game.s of a doubleheader night, 2-1 and 8-4, and put Excess Rainfall Damages Crops LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 1. W>|—Ex cess rainfall is damaging Arkansas crops, according to federal agricultural statistician Milej McPeek. "Anytime we get an excess of precipitation, crops sulfer," McPeek said. And, an excess is just'what Ark- ansa.% hai been getting. The U. S. Weather Bureau reported that rainfall to date this year measures 49.17 inches. That's ahead of the IJ-month average of 48.06. Me Peek said that a survey showed that, recent rains have delayed cultivation, promoted Insect infestation of cotton and retarded growth of cotton, ric* and other crops. Porks and AIC Teams Start Grid Practice LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 1. (;P(— Football practice opens today at virtually all Arkansas colleges. The University of Arkansas snd the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference teams plan two , workouts a rlay until classwork begins. For the Razorbacks and most of the AIC grldmfn, however, Saturday will be only half * day of work. After one practice session (hey will come to Little Rock to see the Philadelphia- Detroit pro game. There's a smattering or better of lettermen at every school, but sll are casting wary ej'cs toward mlli- 'ary service calls. : The University 'is best, equipped with 25 lettermen. Arkansas Col- ege has 19; so odes Arkansas State; Magnolia A. & M. 16; Henderson 13 and so on down the line. Arkansas Tech, the defending champion; Henderson and Little Rock Junior College, the latter play- Ing enough games to qualify for the title for Ihhe first time, are preseason favorites to battle lor the top spots. Ouachita. with * new coach. Is the AIC question mark. The new mentor !o Rab Rodgers, who led Smackover High School to the state's Class AA championship last year. ••• -, , Henderson will wait until Monday to open iU practice. Philadelphia Brooklyn . . Boston . St. Louis . New York . Chicago , ., Cincinnati Pittsburgh . LEAGUE W L ....78 47 69 50 68 .... 65 .... 65 .... 54 49 42 Braves Victims Of 19-3 Uprising Yanks Increase Lead To Two Games with Victory over Indians AMERICAN IEACUIE W t, New- York 80 46 Detroit 77. 41 Boston 78 49 Cleveland 16 52 Washington .. 56 68 Chicago 50 77 St. Louis ..43 81 Philadelphia 44 84 .586 .560 .621 .493 .453 .410 .338 Pel. .624 ,580 .557 .533 .533 .435 .402 .339 Pet. .635 321 .614 .594 .452 ,334 '.347 .344 Golfers Tee Off In Oil Belt Meet EL DORADO. Ark.. Sept. 1. IfP)— Tne 25th annual oil Belt Golf Tournament started today without a defending champion. Karl Stewirt, the Texan, who was last year's winner, didn't enter this year's event. Championship night qualifying was to be. held this a/ternoon In conjunction with .(he annual pro- imateur matches. Regular match play will start tomorrow. the two more laps between its fourth place and the fifth place Tels. Wednesday night New Orleans defeated Memphis twice to move within two games of a tie (or that spot. The victories evened the series but Uiey have another round coming tonight. Atlanta slaughtered Chatlanooga twice—8-1 and 9-1—for victories Nos. 88 and 89. The Crackers have 13 more games to play and victories In II would make them the first southern tea'rri to win 100 games since 1040. That season Nashville won 101. Memphis won 101 In 1932 but didn't win a pennant. Chattanooga had an .022 better percentage that season. The most ever won was 1Q4. Memphis marie mockery of the southern In 1921 and 1924 with 1M each lime. Barons Lose Ground Birmingham faded back another halt notch in the race to catch At- •fc'.a even though the Barons deflated Nashville 9-4. Birmingham trails by six and a half games. Nashville pitching, which had been good for several games, came apart and the Barons get 17 hits. Lou Damman and Bob'Dipiolro got four hits each. Rookie pitcher Wcs Carr was the only Vol who could stop the Barons. The night's third doubleheartcr ended in a split, Little Rock winning the first game l-o and Mobile the nightcap 4-2. Ken Humphrey batted in Hal Daugherly with the first game's only run, Tom Lakes wen the second with a seven-hitter Teen-Age Girls Vie for Golf Title BUFFALO. N. Y., Sept. 1. W)— The far west was in for a sure winner today as two .of its youngsters tangled for (he title of princess of American golf. Pat Lesser, a lean 16-year-old from Seattle, ruled a slight favorite over Mary Kathryn (Michy) Wright of L» Jolla. Calif., in the 18-hole final of the second annual USGA junior gkls golf championship. Miss Lesser, the western Junior girls titlist. skipped over Wamakah Country club's 6,313-yard, par IS course in a pouring rain yesterday to knock out Alice Marie Emhardt of Speedway. Ind., In Ihe semifinals, 9 and 8. Miss Wright, a blonde 15-year-old and big for her age, eliminated Katherine McKlnnon of Wesl Palm Beach, Fla., 2 and I, In her bracket. Leaders in India Reaching Old Agt NEW DELHT, India -rrWr— Prime Minister Jaw«h»rlil Nahni h»s expressed concern over the dearth of young lenders In congress purty ranks. Mo«t of the prominent men now are over 66 «nd iomt over 78. Members of parliament, composed mostly of congressmen, shared this anxiety and suggested junior min- sters of state »nd deputy minister* he recruited ind trained for future Strike Troubles Reversed for CIO TOLEDO. O.. Sept. 1. — The CIO had strike troubles In reverse today. Seven telephone advertising solicitors walked out In a wage dispute yesterday at the weekly Toledo Union Journal of the CfO-Uniied Auto Workers. The employes, all women, want a flat salary Instead of 25 per cer.t commission. DIAL 3391 FOR TEXACO HEATING FUELS R. M. LOGA*. Consignee Tank Track Salesmen: Henry Thompson, O. B, Farrish. i Barrey D«rr|j .eariershlp. Nehru replied that some steps should be taken in the near future but did not favor th« suggestion that ministers be appointed on mass scsle. Most World War II liberty ships 7,ere named after outstanding American men and women, and merchant seamen Vllled in action. Livestock NATIONAL, STOCKYARDS. 111., Sept. 1. (fi>t— (USDA)—Hogs 5,000; uneven; barrows and gilts weak to 25 lower; mostly 15-25 lower than Thursday's average; sows mostly steady after few early lower deals: good and choice 200-250 Ibs 23.7524.00; mostly 24.00; top 24.25 for few loads; heavier weights scnrce; 180-S90 Ibs 23.25-7S; 150-170 Ibs 20.75-23.00; few 23.25; 110-140 Ibs Ifi.75-20.25; good and choice sows 400 Ibs down 20.0D-2150; few 21.75: heavier sows mostly n.CO-20.00; stags 12.50-15.00; hoars 8.00-11.50. Cattle 760, calves 700; Monria; holiday influence unevently lower bids on virtually all classes ot cattle offered; very few steers; mostly odd lots common and medium heifers nnd mixed yearlings 22.50 28.00; approximately 70 per cent o the supply of cattle comprised o cows: common and medium cow: 19.00-20.00; a lew gtx>d 21.50 01 better; canners and cutters 16.00 18.50. Major League Leaders By The Associated Tress NATIONAL l.EAGIJK Batting—Muslal, St. Louis, .358; Hopp. Pittsburgh, .341. Runs -Torgeson. Boston, 95; Kiner, Pittsburgh, 94. ' Runs batted in—Ennls r Philadelphia, 112; Klner. Pittsburgh, 101. Hits—Muslal, St. Louis, 162; Fu- rlllo, Brooklyn, 158. Doubles—Musial. St. Louis, 39; Schoendienst, St. Louis, 3-1. Triples — Ashburn. Philadelphia, 13: Schoendienst, St. Louis. 9. Home runs—Klner, Pittsburgh, 40: Patko. Chicago, 31. . Stolen bases—Jethroe, Boston, 29; Snider, Brooklyn, 14. Strikeouts—Spnhn, Boston, 167; Blackwcll, Cincinnati, 149. Pitching—Mngllc. New York, 13-3, 313; Miller, Philnrielphla, 11-3 .786 AMERICAN LEAGUE' Batting—Goodman, Boston, 5oby, Cleveland, .348. Runs—DiMagglo, Boston; Stephens, Boston, 113. Runs batted in—Stephens, Boston, 29; Dropo, Boston,'128. Hits—Kcll, Detroit. 179; Rizzuto, ew York and D. DIMagglo, Boson, 165. Doubles—Kcll, Detroit, 38; Wertz , and Evers, Detroit, 31. Triples—Noren, Washington, Za- llla, Doerr and D. DiMagglo, Boson, and Woodllng and J. DIMagglo, New York, 9. Home Runs—Rosen, Cleveland, 33: Dropo. Boston, 29. Stolen bases—D. DlMaggio, Boson, 13; Rizzulo, New York. 11. Strikeouts—Lemon, Cleveland, 134, Reynolds. New York, 130. Pitching —Trout, Detroit, 11-4, 733; Wynn, Cleveland, ig-« and -emon, Cleveland. 20-8, .714. ----- »*»"* It was a home run," he jald, "No doubt of that one. It felt like an upper decker." The ball soared Into the upper tier of the cozy Brooklyn ball yard and a crowd of 14,226 lose to its feet with a roar. Hodges had done It. He had become the Mxlh player In major league history to bang four home runs in a single game. At the end of the game, won by Brooklyn 18-3, Dodgers swarmed around Ihe 26-year-old Princeton Inri., native and belled him Into the dressing roc m with congratulatory slaps on the back, Kirst Since 194ft Mrs. Hodges, a spectator, walled patiently for the new Dodger hero to dress. "It waj Ihe Wgfresl night of my life," Gil said. "Mainly because my wife was there to see me do It." The first man to hit four home runs In a single same was Bobby Lowe of Ihe Boston Nationals in 1884. Ed Dclehanty did It with the Philadelphia nationals In 1896. Then there was a long span before Lou Gehrlg of the New York Yankees turned the trick in 1932 Tlie Philadelphia Phillies' Chuck Klein accomplished the feat 1 In 1836 and Pat Seerey powered out the big quadruple In 19« for the Chicago White Sox. Seerey and Klein achieved the feat in extra Inning games. But none did it under inch unusual circumstances.' Hodges power- By JOE RKICH1.KK Associated Prew Sporli Writer Gil Hodges, called by many he strongest man in the Nn- ioJin) League, lias just about )roved it Th* husky Brooklyn first baseman hit four home runs last o record a feat performed only l>-e times before In major league baseball. Hodges' walloping of four ieparate Boston Brave pitchers (•mporarlly shared illcnllon with .he hot American League pennant race. Jl happened at Ebbels Kleld Ihe Dodgers trounced the Braves 19-3. to gnin i half-game on th' idle Philndclnhi: Phillies. Th Phillies still lead the Nation n League by si games. In the American League. De- . ed his hcme runs off four tilffereni pitchers, Warren Spahn, Norm Ray Hob Hall and Antonelll, and or three different kind of pitches, fast ball, change of pace and-a cure. Typhoon Birthplace L03 ANGELES -(if,— Typhoons which pound the Orient start Ir the Marshall Island area. This fac ha* been learned as part of the atom bomb tests during "Operation Crossroads." It is reported by Unl versity of California scientists who worked with the operation. They sny also that It was found that typhoon* which sweep Orient «nd the of tory in 17 games. Cleveland, In bowing to the Tinln and losing the entire four-one series, fell live games off the p»ct. The Indians are fourth. Home runs bv Johnny Mlze. Cliff Mapes, Yog: Berra. »nd Phil Rt»- /.uto. contributed to the Indians' sixth straight lost. They til earn* off 20-game winner Bob Lemon. Tommy Byrne started for th« Ynnkf and gained his Uth victory although relieved In the UU »t*«w. Bfarden (,'heeki Ticen The Tigers were vlctlmlied by Gene Bearden, who won his third game of Ihe season. Art Houtle- man limited the victors to five hlt«, but three straight in the third Inn- - ing gave Washington both Its mm. Boston's Clyde Vollmer walked on • four straight balls by Billy Pierce in the ninth, forcing home the winning Red Sox run. Ellis Kinder came In ns relief pitcher and tot credit for tne victory, hli 13th this ysar. The only other American League competition saw the Philadelphia Adilftics and the St. Louis Browns split. The Browns won the opener, 4-3. and the A's the nightcap,'3-5. In the only other National League game, the New York Olant.i soueczed out a 2-1 victory . over Pittsburgh, gaining a tie with the St. Louis Cardinals for fourth place. Jim Hearn, the Giants' bargain- basement pitching sensation, chalked up his seventh triumph In llmit- ng the Pirates to four hit*. L Gil Hod(es troit's stumbling Tigers blew a 2-1 game to Washington nnd drop~ pcd two games behind the American League leaders, the New York Yankees, victorious over Cleveland. 7-5. The five other major leaguers with four home runs In the record book are Bobby Losve, 1894 Boston Nationals; Ed Dclehanty, 1B96 Philadelphia Nationals; Lou'Gelulg, 1032 New York Yankees; Chuck Klein. 1936 Philadelphia Phillies, and PHI Seerey, 1948 Chicago White Sox. Drive* In 9 Run.i Hodges also equnlert l!ie major IC.IKUC record for total bases in a game—n. The big slugger came up six times, singling and grounding out when he didn't connect for the circuit, and drove In nine runs. Hodges now Is even with Ills entire 1949 output of home runs—23. Gil's fourth rouncl-trlpper made II 153 for the Brooklyn team, smashing the club's record of 152 set last season. The American League battle saw Boston's blistering Red Sox climb to within a half game of second. e Caribbean start In the same way place Detroit with a 4-3 over the Chicago While decision Son. 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