The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 11, 1950 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 11, 1950
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"^ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 19SO Against Indians Chicks to Hit RtNod; Osceola Seminoles To Play Dyess Eagles ' Mississippi .County's 1950 •football season hits a full stride, this week with eight of the county's 13 junior and senior teams swinging into action. • . . -Three of the fiveganies involving Mississippi County grid teams this week will be played withio the boundaries of the county while the other two will be played In other Blytheville's two teams, the senior Chicks and the Junior Papooses, both are scheduled for action this week. Coach Earl SUbler's Paps are slated to open their season Thursday night against the invading Marked Tree junior Indians. The • game will be played at Haley Field. The Clucks hit the road till; week to start a three-game stand away Irom home. The Chicks will invurie Paragould Friday night to meet their perennial rivals the Paragould Bulldogs. In Class B action this week, Osceola's Seminoles who opened their season last week with a 38-12 victory over Parkin, aho hit the road this week going to Dyess for a Friday afternoon engagement with Coach Tom Parks' Dyess Eagles. Burdette Meets Shawnee Two more "B" teams, Burdette and Shawnee, are scheduled to begin their seasons y thb week. The .JgLtwo teams clash In Joiner Friday Trnight and It will be the first ic- tlon ol the season for both the Pirate.! o! Burdette and the Indians of Shawnee In the other game involving a Mississippi County team, lhe Keiser Yeliow Jackets invade Lepanfj Friday night. The'season will open In Southeast Missouri this week, too, but only one game is on schedule. In this one Portageville Invades Caruthersville for a game with the Tigers Friday night. The Chicks will be seeking their second win 'of the season when they invade Paragould and tlrey will be favored to do just that. Paragould, state Class A champs In 1948. was considerable weaker last year and the Bulldogs are reported to be even weaker this year. But Blythevllle rails aren't ready . to accept this fact. They remember 1948 too well, when the two teams hut heads lor three full quarters before Mose Simon kicked the field goal from the unorthodox angle that won the game 10-7! ,^ After, the Paragould. game,, the ( j|^ Checks stay" oh : 'th'e" road "for" two **^more games, playing in Poplar Bluff Sept. 22 and in Benton, 111., the fol- .lowing week. Then they return home to meet the..highly-regarded Golden Bears of Jackson, Term., in the friendly confines of Haley tfVld. l','£\' t "$"% «r- 1 »'T"' *!£';<-<-' ,, ;,.,'.' '• >V-.'3>«, '^ ' :•, • >.>#vai , *j • • ..ixiVs. ,.. „ < ¥ This Week-Yankees Gain on Tigers , -_ —A M ^ . • ~~~ ' - .-'"'" -•" -ui ' - ' ' J ,'- i _ . _ ' ! • . ' ^^^ SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Haw "They Finished ... , W t Pel, Atlanta , .:.;.. J2 88 «09 Birmingham 37 6 j 534 Nashville ...86 64 .873 Memphis gi 70 ^35 New Orleans 71 ?g £73 Mobile . 70 i» .470 Chattanooga 59 gg jjj Little Rock sj 94 [351 Snead Pockets Top^Moneyin Reading Open READING, Pa., Sept. Il.'&P) — Samuel Jackson Snead, the golfin" West Virginia, hillbilly, headed for 6t. Louis today, his pockets jinEling with cash. , It was «n old feeling for Snead, biggest money winner among the nation's golfers, but the Jingle of the "coin , was louder than it has been slrce last May. i For Snead had won his first major, tournament since he took the lonial Invitation at Fort Worth s '- • • Sal Maglie Eyes Hubbel's Record Giants' Righthander Boasts String of 39 Scoreless Innings Bj JOE FALLS NEW YORK. Sept, 11. (/P>-Sa! Magtie. curve-balling sensation of the New York Giants, is on his way to making baseball history but Ralph Kiner's big home rufi bats stand in-His path. The ex-Mexican Leaguer, with 39 straight scoreless innings in the Brooks, needs only seven and two- thirds more frames to break Carl Hubbel's National League record Hubbell hurled 46 and a - third scoreless innings in 1933. The major league record is 56. set by Walter Johnson, of ..washing ton In ,1913. . Maglie's "next-start 'is scheduled to be Wednesday, against Pittsburgh at the polo Grounds. "It's funny," says the hefty Italian -from ^'iagara Falls, "but I've blanked those guys for 22 innings now. That.Kiner. thoiigh. One swing and It's all over." Wants to Break Record The. six-foot-two ' righthander didn't seem too impressed with his four straight shutouts, a feat which placed him beside such mound immortals as Mordccai Brown, Qrover Cleveland Alexander, Ed Ruelbach and Bill Lee. "Sure, ive thought about Hubbells record, he said, "and I'm going to try to break it. But, somehow I don't under stand the value ot these four shutouts. The important thing Is that I pitched, and we won." ifaglle has won 15 games, the last 10 in succession, while losing only three times. He has blanked in orrier, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. .•^Col "^Te It was quite a victory. In picking vip top money of $2.600 at the Reading Open, Snead shattered the competitive course record -on the S.456 y«-d Berkshire Country Club layout. And he set his new record In a driving rainstorm. Sammy fired his fourth straight subpar round yesterday to come home with his record-breaking score of 268. Jim Ferrter. of San Francisco was eight strokes behind In second place with a 72-hoie total of 276. He beat faAt-Iinlshing Glenn Teal of Jacksonville, Fla., to-- place money by a , s ,-igle stroke. Snead's earnings jumped to S31,- 892 foi the year as he passed by *400 thb sum he collected last year ' when he also R-as the top money win. ier. Now hes figured as the man to beat in the St. Louis Open, starting Thursday. *oy and Jack Welch To Meet Canny, Get* Rpy and Jack Welch will team .against Bill canny and Al Get* in Trovs May Have New Pilot in 1951 ^ ROCK, Sept. 11. (;p) _ Little Rock's Travelers, who yesterday wound up a dismal season In the Southern Association cellar apparently will have a new manager next season. Jalk Saltzgaver, Traveler pilot since 1948, said last night he had » couple of other offers and doubted that he would return here. He said he was "not In position to discuss" the offers. • Saltzgaver, fo :m er New 'York Yankee and Pittsburgh Infielder, had lifted the Travelers to seventh place In 1948 and to sixth In 1949 and had hoped for a first division benh this year. But the hope was sm.«d In the firs! month of the seaspi., when Little Rock lost 21 straight games. : :he tag match feature of the Amer- can Legion's wrestling bouts at Memorial Auditorium tonight Two one-fall preliminary bouts also are on the car for tonight, with Roy Welch meeting Getz, and Jack Welch meeting Canny. CHICK SENTINELS—An old football axiom says that "your offense is as strong as your guards" ani-If this is true then the Blytherflle Chicks should be fairly well set In the cento of the line. Holding down the guard posts again this year will be erry Phillips (left) and Leroy Criner. They were regulars last year and both lettered. Phillips dresses out at 190 .pounds and Criner at 175. Four Big Seven Teams to Begin Play Saturday KANSAS CITY, Sept. 11. ^,— Coach Ralph Graham's Kansas State College Wildcat's make the first m OV e f or Big Seven Conference football teams- this, season In a game' with little Baker university of Baldwin Kas., a t Manhattan ba turd ay night. •What-'might'have been a contest for the Wildcats two years ago promises to be nothing more than a practice game this time. K-State still isn't of Big Seven championship caliber, but the team Is well back on the road to football prominence. Kansas state won two games last year, one of them against a conference foe- Colorado. The wildcats also trimmed Fort Hays (Kas) otate. Three other Big Seven schools. Colorado, Iowa State and Kansas, begin their schedules next Saturday. Iowa State and Colorado will meet In the first conference game of the fall at AMES. ila. Kansas takes on T.c.u. of the\Soulhwest Conference at Lawrence, Kas, ' Defending champion Oklahoma. 1949 runnerup Missouri and Nebraska open on their home fields Sept. 30. Oklahoma will meel Boston College. Missouri will pi ay Clemson and Nebraska will meet Indiana. War Not Expected To Hurt Big Ten CHICAGO. Sept. 11. (iVr- Unless the wax situation suddenly should worsen, the Big Ten should last the football season with Its present man-power. A survey of the conference disclosed today that only about 40 Players and Wisconsin's head coach, ivy Williamson, are military reservists or National Guardsmen subject to call ^t any lime. The re.-,t or the more than 600 confer-mce footballers, excepting a smattermg of R.O.T.C. and World War II veterans, art draft ellglbles. y-'te classes begin, Induction of araftable collegians generally will be delayed until the school j-ear Is impleted, under present sslective 'rvre Interpretation. Notre. Dame, the midwest* Independent Juggernaut, has Just about tne same military picture. Trav Outfielder Wins SA Bat Title Pat Haggerty Gets Five Bunt Hits to Raise Average to .346 By The Associated Press Pat Haggerty and the Birmingham Barons came through with rousing finishes to clinch the batting championship and second place respectively, as the Southern Association regular season came to ai end. • . , Turning to desperate measures to regain the batting lead on the last nay, the Little Rock-' outfielder bunleu six stiai s h[ times, rive safely, to have six hits in eight trips. Tnat raised his .average, according to u.ioflicial figures from the Howe New? Bureau, to 3164 and gave him the batting crown. Nashville's Tom Ncill. trie erstwhile leader had two for foui on his last day and ended with a .3460 mark. .Vols Lose Opener Birmingham was faced with the prospect of losing or tying for the runnerup spot behind the champion Atlanta Crackers before Sunday's games. But the Barons came from behind to take the first game with Little Rock, 3-1, while Nashville's Vols weie losing their opener to Afobile, 7-3. That wns enough for Birmingham to sew up the second spot, but the Barons also trimmed tne Pebs, 4-2, in [he afterpiece. The Vo.'s van their second game by the same score. Jim Atkins gave Little Rock two hits in the first frame, a two-bagger by. Hal Daugherty and a rur.-scorim; single, by Haggerty. Then the Baron righthander settled down to hurl two-hit, shutout ball for eight tnn- ings. riOrm iauchln backed Atkins up by slugging his 35th home run one less than Memphis' Bill Wilson who took the homer crown with 35. Ray Yochlm handed the Pebs their 96th defeat with a seven-hitter In the nightcap. Birmingham had eight safeties off Ed March. The playoffs start tomorrow with fourth-place Memphis at Atlanta and runner-up Birmingham host to third-place Nashville, Bobo to Announce Browns' Gomes CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept 11 W—Louis "Bobo" Newsoni, veteran Chattanooga Lookout pitcher, said last night he will announce broad- casts'of St. Louis Brown baseball games for the rest of the season. Newsom said he would leave for St. Louis immediately. He had a record of 13 wins and 17 losses In the Southern Association season ended yesterday. NATIONAL MJ, Philadelphia Brooklyn. . . Boston . ,,. New York .. St. Louis ... Cincinnati ' . Chicago , ., Pittsburgh . W L Pot. G.B. ..82 53 .607 ...73 57 .562 «'/, ...73 58 .557 1 ..12 -60 ,545 8',', ... 69 65 .515 ... 57 74 ... 55 81 .439 .404 50 84 .312 1216 22 ',4 27',4 31 Vt AMERICAN I.RAGUK Detroit New York ., Bo.stoa Cleveland . Washington Chicago . ., St. Ixiuis .. Philadelphia W L Pet. G.B. ....85 « ....84 49 .634 .632 ....85 SI ,625 .... 80 58 .580 1 7 S9 73 .447 25 .... 53 85 .384 34 .303 3 6',4 .341 40 49 47 91 YcstmJav s Results SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION Birmingham 3-4, Little Rock 1-2 Memphis 8-4, Atlanta 6-4 (second gome called end of G). New Orleans at Chattanooga rain Mobile 7-2, Nashville 3-4. NATIONAL I.EAGt/E Boston 3, Philadelphia 1. New York G, Brooklyn 4 St. Louis G-2, Pittsburgh 5-8. Cincinnati 12-2, Chicago 5-1. AMKK1CAN LEAGUE New York 8, Washington J Boston 6. PhlladelDlifn 2. Detroit 1-4, Chicago b-5. St. Louis 2. Cleveland 1. Today's Game.s SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION No games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE . Brooklyn at New York, night. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Washington 12). Only game scheduled. Luxora Tigers Get 7-1 Victory Over Dyersburg LUXORA,, Ark,,. Sept. .11 •— The Luxora Tigers evened the conn'. In £ two game series with the Dyersburg, Tennessee" Bottlers here yes- trday by pounding out a 7-1 win. R. P. Hicharojon, Tennessee hurler who held the Tigers at bay. last Sunday, was the loser in yesterday's contest, the victim of a live rim outburst in the third inning that salted the game away for the local nine. Preston Walts spaced six Dyer;bur? safeties and struck out an equal number to gain the win. -Box score; Dyersburn Name, PCS. AB R H Reason, 2b I 0 0 KIHett. si 402 Yarbro, cf 3 1 o Wright. If 4 0 I Reed. 3b 4 o 1 Hendren, c ...'. 4 o 2 Harness, rf 3 o t) Kidd. rf '..... l o 0 Campbell, Ib .' 300 Richardson, p 2 0 0 Brasfleld.'p l o 0 Totals 32 l 6 Luxora * . Name, PCS. AB R H B. Wixon, 2b 5 o 1 Baker, If 4 j 2 B.'Conner, Ib 2 t o' Neyman, ss 4 i jr J. Conner, 3b ,.2 2 li Coleman, rf 3 i T White, rl i o 0 Lutes, c ..2 l o C. Wixon, cf 4 o 1 •Vatts, p 4 o [ Totals 31 7 8 George Kelt-Father's evoon Made Hlm Outstanding Athlete TED NEW YORK, Sept. 11. M>}-Thls is player nobody knows—Oeorje Clyde Kell. Many people consider him the*^ greatest of mortem third basemen, nnd he was American League bat- •lui- champion Ui 1949 — yet he doesn't, h & v « a 'nickname. He Is'; of''medi- um slw. hind- some, well dressed, • and speaks grammatically in a low voice. He Is probably the last person anyone would select In a ' crowd as being a U WPy / ' nasc o n ll player. I Wf / I He doesn't »r- " _„'sue with umpires, , - 1 " 11 lie ncver.gets Involved In controversies. In fad all he does is field flawlessly arid' hit any kind of pitch to any field. Some men arc naturiil athletes, born with a flaming heart and perfect <-OM-cilnatlon. T he feeling Is Inescapable that Kell is a manufactured athlclc-mniuifncliircd by his Iron determination and by the devotion of his father. Always Played Base ball » story about the baseball . " I "? ver remember not playing baseball," he says. ' "My dad was a semi-pro player ni«t his lifetime ambition was lor his sons to make good In basebnll There were three of us. Skecter _ he's only 20-slgncd with Mr. Mack last year. He plays second base and has moved up to Savannah, Oa Frank, the other one, was killed In the war. He was a bomber pilot." .But unless Skecter can come out of the minors to overshadow the Tiger third baseman who sparks Detroit's Infield In the pennant drive, George's name will head the list ot the playing Knlls. "I was determined to be a ball pl.iycr." says George. "I remember when I was about 12. My father wns managing a team In our home town of Swlfton. Ark. We got sway ahead and he put me in to play at second base, Just a boy playing with - lot^of big men.'It .was i great But the way upward for kcll was not easy. Plenty of good Judges of baseball talent looked him over and were not Impressed. He broke in with Newport In the Northeast Ar!?*>* J- e "B u c In ' 1940, and :was sold to Durham, N.C., In the Dodger farm system, He never even got to play with Durham, and was released as unpromising.. He managed' to wangle a chance with Lancaster, Pa., in the'Inter-State League In 042 and In 1943 .he ,really started to el ck. His hatting average of J96 was the highest In'all the minors' Lancaster was owned by Connie Mack—always "Mr. Mack" to George K . 6 " — an <I George began playing with the Athletic,, at the eniI of 1943. He was brilliant as a fielder but no great shakes »s a major eague hitter. In 1946 he WM traded to the Detroit Tigers. started to' gd plnces.. His bailing' proved* ' alUned - HU " CldlnB tm He was American League batting champion In 1949 at .343. bcattnS •nerica W " llams hy • <W02 ' He W i.ufi lng .TV P"' 011 ^ 'n a |8™"and 1946, and In assists also | n those two years as well as In inn Currently Kell is batting close lo Ransom Jackson 3s Top Rookie NEW YORK. Sept. 1!. j/py-The International League's "rookie of Gptu. 8 f e |el<rs 'hard-hut™,! "^''rd baseman from LltUe Rock. Sports Roundup BJ / ' . . •UGH rtiLijErroN j*. NEW YORK, Sept, 11. 0P)_U [ S with a feeling of relief that this corner received a football communication that Isn't completely covered with ulue clouds . . . HYoin a North Carolina U. supporter, who protects himself with "don't tmoto me,"^ comes the suggestion the Tar Heels might upset i: Notre Dame, come Sept. 30 "They might take us lightly, I hope, our Informant adds . . That hope doesn't look promising, In view of this statement from Soutlj Bend: "it they could beat North Carolina, a certain amount of confidence would return, if ihcy don't, more loss will follow." . . . point Is that Carl Suavely Is about to spring his "A" formation, willed he tried out In spring practice. It's a sort of wliig-T with fio blocking back and Is bound, to cause confusion for n while, it could be just enough to swing that game, but this corner won't buck the odds. Sub Normal Rusty Russell, the Southern Melhdolst u. coach who Isn't boastlnj; about 'the reserve strength he ha» behind Kyle Hole, itlll can jrel a !*ui;h by. .recalling his days as coach at Fort Worth, Tex., Masonic home . . . Seems Rusty had only about a rtoien players capable of hold-' Inj their own In (jlaa* "AA" school competition, v> he (aught one boy (<i fill In »t »ny position • . . The kid sat on the bench all •eaion, waiting hit chance, until one of the regulars finally was. hurt . .: , Kusly at voted every effort to (clllnf the injured regular back on,his feet and finally succeeded . . . Cut to the quick, the one sub yelled: "Why didn't yon send m e In, coach?" . . . ' Amaied,-Runwll turned und'yell- , ed back: "What! And uae up all my reserve strength! Monday Mltlne*' The National Hockey League has more than a half million bucks In Its players pension fund with the fourth annual all-star game, which provides the dough, scheduled Oct. 9 in" Detroit . i . Arid there ha'sn't been any big TV dough, either When Ray Famechon bounced back after appendix and nose operations to defend his European middleweight title, it Inspired his brother, Andre, who had been badly hurt in an auto accident In Australia, to try fighting again .Andre found the opposition too tough . . . George Sauer's Baylor u. football squad Includes two Sweets (Art and Bill) and one Sllgcr (Alan). He'll be satisfied It there are no le- Ue-Kett!«U "Ob and Bill Carey, Michigan Slates fnotbilllni; twins, showed up for the start of practice In a pick-up truck, palnleri In the school colon (freen >nd white) and letter "the Carey-all." . , Erkk Kuykendall, Illinois soph fallback, may be»l out the other four ondldaies, who are little tuyj welihlng; lao or less . . . Abe Satterfltld, assistant Louisiana State line coach, was one of She inuth's most premising i)e- io Clouts Three Homers Detroit's Lead Cut , To Half Game; BOMX ' Romp Over A's 6-2 By RALPH KODEN Associated Prc M Bporii Writer Tlie New York Yankees' Mopes of a second straight American League pennant found * new stimulus today in the booming bat of Joe Bi. The lean Yankee Clipper, «. great climax" performer- who dramatically fired last year's "team of destiny" to the championship, Is showing slem of doing it again In th» nerve jabbing stretch drive. OlMBBBlo created Grlf/ith St»- nlum history yesterday as he smashed three -100-fcet plus home - rum into the lelt Held stands. His blowi —the first time a player has planted three in the distant tiers In a single game—brought the Yankees nil 8-1 victory over the Senators In .the first half of a doubleheader 1 he second tame was rained out at nhcad n a-2° f f ° Ur WU " w «"'»«loa Hair Game Out By taking tlic opener the Yankee! edged to within a half game of th« league-leading Detroit Tigers, who split a tloubleheader with the Chicago White Sox. They also retained their hall game edge over the third place Boston Red Sox, who turned back their Philadelphia "cousins," Lefty Hal Ncwhouser pitched th« Tigers to a 1-0, twelve-inning victory over Handy Qumpert In th« opener nt Chicago, winning out on J triple by Hoot Bver.i and single by Johnny Groth. 'Hie White Sox look the nightcap, 8-1, behind Ray Scarborough. . . .; A three-run plnch-hlt double by Tom Wright featured a fpur-run eighth Inning rally that gave th« Red Sox their 22ml consecutive victory over the Athletics at Fenway Park. •. . The St. Louis Browne further dampened Cleveland s pennknt hopes by nosing out the fourth plac» Indians, 2-1. it was the Brow**fourth straight victory aver" «t Tribe, who trail by seven ( Tribe Gets '"' Stubby Ovcrmlr.. „ Cleveland hits In bea*_. „„ who permitted only f*»e safetlei In the National League/the Boston Braves defeated the pace-Kttln« Philadelphia Phillies; 3-1, In a June that was called In the sixth Inning because of rain. • . The phlls, hovere, retained their six and a half game bulge over th« runnerup Dodgers as Brooklyn dropped a 6-4 decision to the New York -OlanU.:>Iomo runs by Mont* Ir»ln liob Thomson, and \Ve« Weatrum featured the Giant drive that returned Larry Jansen hU nth vie- St. Louis spilt a doubleheadar with the Pirates, winning the opener, 6-5, In ten Innings but losing lh» ftnmlt, 6-2. . • The Cincinnati Red» took a don. !2 e -5 C and r2 -l 0 "! lhe ChiC **° - Cut -' World Softball Tourney to Open AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 11. (if) _ A doiiblehendcr contest headed by th« defending champion Toronto Tip Top Tailors and Klckam Field, Hawaii launches the world softball championship tournament her* tonight. signers of clothes before Uklnff up football 'coaching. That doesn't mean ynu can't lose four shirt In r.SU. Cards Purchase First Baseman ST. LOL'IS, Sept. 11. «y- St. Louis Cardinals announced today the purchase of a new flnt baseman. Ed. Mickelson, from their Montgomeiy, Ala., farn-. c i u b. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA W R E S T LING ««<..r.s.p..n e :1Sp . m . Adulh •• SOe _ Ollldrra , 5 . TAG MATCH •'. Roy Welch and Jack W.IcK vs. Bill Canny ai)d Al 6«tz Reserved Seats, Call 33SS Al«> 2 1-Fall 30 Miniitt Matches R- Wtlch vi. G«tx w. J. Welch See Our Fine Selection of USED COM61 Prices Are Right on all Makes of USED COMBINES 1 & 2-Row Machines with or without motors USED COMBINES Attractive Terms-Come in Today Phone 6861

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