The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 10, 1950 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, March 10, 1950
Page 8
Start Free Trial

BIA'THEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1950 A Street Named Gabby Charles (Gabby) Street comes by his nickname naturally. Anyone that h"s spent more than a casual hello with him can vouch,for that. GeMnm sKrtodTalking baseball, which Isn't hard to do, and you have an afternoon's listening ahead. First it was his physical condition. "Had to turn down a number of trips this Winter. Just didn't feel up to 'em. Hot I kind of wanted to make tl s one so I came along. I've been a little worried about my weight bu DocTlyland says as long as I'm feeling good I «houlcln't worry about my weight." Then the conversation automatically switched to the '^ure'the'Cards will be up there this year. I don't see where these suvs gel Oiat stutl. A tot oi people are down on the Cardinals because Ihev dWn't do much winter trading. You know, I've been connected wto baseball a long time. 40 years I was active in it and I've found thai the club that trades a lot doesn't always get, the best end of the deal. •A clSb isi " EOiiig to turn loose of a good player unless there's something hw™. something thai you and I can't sec or don't know about, when I was managing I would 5* a p.layer lh., Jitad and d would be glad to Bive him away. W /°he cardinals should have won the pennant last year j-hcy' rolled alone all summer until the last live 8 ames and they just couldn t beat the fwo teams they should have beaten. Pittsburgh and Chicago, second division clubs." Leach ville Routs Emerson To Movento State Semi •Finals Lions Advance By 65-43 Count Missco Entry Now Regarded as Chief Threat to Van Burcn LITTLE HOCK, Mar. 10—Leach- vlllo loomed today as the chief Ducal to Vnn Durcn In the state Class A basketball tournament, bc- ng played here. The Lions of Mississippi County Impressively moved into tlic tournament semi-finals last night by plastering a strong and highly- reeardcil Emerson team 55-43 In a quarter-final match. Leachville was slated to meet Catholic High or Little Rock in a semi-final scrap this morning with the winner advancing to the finals to meet the winner of other semi-round game between Jones- bora and tourney-favored Van Durcn. Scott Loads Uons Joe Scott again propelled the Utws to their victory. The smooth- working forward sank 25 points to run his total for two tourney games to 48. Jonesboro's Charley Keller was the big talk of the tourney today but lie hail to share the limelight 4 Schools Plan Baseball Teams agreed. — ~ added, taking a [inner grip on his cigar stub. Slanky and Dark. Both teams were helped. "Bilko Isn't Ready" Then back to the Cards we went again. This time it was Steve Bilko the Red Birds' rookie first baseman, who came up for discussion. "What about Bilko?" was the question. "Will he stick?' "Bilko Is going to make a good hitter. He hits that low ball hard but I don't think he's ready for the majors. That seems to be the trouble with baseball today. All that Is necessary is for a boy to be nble to nil that long ball. They're bringing 'em too early." ... , „ , Remembering the controversy on the sports writers' choice of Babe Ruth as the greatest player in the past 50 years in a recent poll, we pumped the same question at Gabby, "Who was baseball's greatest?" And his the same qi answer wasn't a bit surprising. "Baseball will never know Ty Cobb's equal, ' he said, with him and pUycd against him (or a number of years, think and ouUeanie the best in the business apd he plnycd to win all the time." "1 was raised He could out- The Washington Catch The best pitcher? That was easy for the Sargc. "Neither will baseball know Walter Johnson's equal," he answered. "I was his battery mate at Washington when he was at his best. If Johnson was at his pitching prime lodny, the way these young fellows grip the end oi the bat and swing from their heels, he would strike out 22 or 23 a game He was that fast." Then as the conversation neared Its end we casually remarked about Cabby's distinction as the only man to catch a baseball dropped from the Washington Monument, and the Barge's face beamed. "Yon know. I may try that again someday but this time I'm going to handicap myself. I'm going to throw it back after I catch it." TRAINING CAMP BRIEFS 1?v the Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla., March 10. M*)— since he cnriu: to the Bucs from the •Washington's bat-happy Nats slam- Brooklyn Dodgers, reported In top rticd 18 batting practice homers over Tinker Field fences again yesterday. That made 36 for two days. Outfielder Sam Mele got In the act yesterday with five circuit smashes. Manager Bucky Harris, checking distances, found the right field fence 350 feet from home plate, the left field fence 340 feet. "It's just the ciurndcsl hitting binge I ever saw. 1 ' commented 80- year-old Clark Griffith, the club president. TAMPA, Pia.. March 10. W) — If Kluszewski Is concerned about the possibility of losing his first base Job with the Cincinnati Reds to Joe Adcock. he isn't showing It. Kluszewski. who was. a holdout, has been in the Reds' training camp only two days. He merely laughed and shrugged his shoulders yesterday when asked what he thought of the Adcock threat. "I'm going to swing for the fences tlik season and I'm sure that I'll more than double my home run total (8) of 1049," he said. "My chief trouble last season was that I didn't get enough wrist action into my swing." AVALON. Calif.. March 10. OT— The Chicago Cubs wave farewell to their Catanna Island training camp today, bending back to the mainland for the opening of their exhibition schedule. Manager Frankie Frisch is pleased with the condition of his squad. Only two players, pitcher Bill Vol- scllc and catcher Carl Sawatski. are still overweight. The Cubs play the Chicago While Sox at Pasadena tomorrow. SAN BERNARDINO. Calif.. March 10. Wi—Pitcher Hal Gregg knows hn's petting his last chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates and is bearing down harder than any rookie in the training camp. GregB. trying hard to make comeback after two listless seasons physical condition. In his first appearance on the mound he pitche< two innings, facing only six men He's scheduled for his second tcsi tomorrov; when he hnrls three Imv ings against the St. Louis Brown: in an exhibition at Durbank. BURBANK. Calif.. March 10. «V— Russ Bancrs, a big. raw-boned pilchcr, earned plaudits ycsterda. in helping the Drockcrs to a 3-: victory over the Hofmanns in th St. Louis Browns Intro-squad game His performance was the mo 1 convincing one turned in by hurler on both teams. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.. Marc 10. <m — Outfielder Stan Musii honrs to resume practice with th St. Louis Cardinals today. He says his chest cold has broke up and he will be In uniform wlic the sqvad opens its rxhlbition sea son Saturday against the New Yor Yankees. Muslal took heat treatment.*, yesterday. st night trouncing Newport 59-24. little Jtnck Heals El Dorado In the Big Six cllvlslim of the Durnamcnt. Little Hock and North ittle Rock survived the opening •sts and went into the semi-final ounds which will be run off this ftcrnoon. North Little Rock piay- rt pine Dluff and Little Rock went gainst favored Hot Springs In the cmi-finals this afternoon. In last night's games, the Little :ock Tigers conquered El Dorado 1-46 allri North Little Rock pulled way near the end to equeeze by •ort Smith 48-42. Division champions of^thc tour- ament will be decided tonight and hen tomorrow night the Big Six humps clash with the Class A ings to determine the state champ- onship. The lineups: .eachvllle <G5> P)S. (43 Emerson icott (25) F. .. (51 Hudson f. Buck (7) .. F (10) Foster Uiams (17) .. F (12) Velch (12) .. Q. lipalrick (4) G. HACK SWINGING — Shot by love-cnr/.ed. girl admirer last season, Eddie Waitkus look progressive conditioning exercises at Clearwater, Fla., during the winter months and is now back in the swing of things at the Philadelphia Phillies training camp. Yesterday Waitkus was awarded 53.500 by the Pennsylvania Workmen's Compensation Bureau for the payment of medica expenses for the gunshot injury. Luxbra Girls Beat Keiser In Overtime Manila, Dell, Gosnell And Armorel Set Up Round-Robin League McMahan (T pharr Den by (6) invitational age Tourney Is Scheduled HOT iL AND. Mo.. Mnrcli 10—An nvHalionnl lom-nnmnnt for Independent brtskclbnll Learns is scheduled to open nt Llic high school gvm lere March 23, it was announced .ad ay. The tournament, to be known ns the "Little All-American Tournament/' wilt br under the directorship of Stanley Keller, former star Jonesboro athlete who nrw operates n bt' nt the Missouri- Arhansas stntc line. Mr. Keller slated that sonic of the leading independent tennis of the souUi have been Invited to particl- pa'.c hi the tournament with the S30Q cash first prize as the gonl. The second place team will receive n lartfe trophy and the third place team will receive gold basket- bull^ The tournament will be an all- nlght affair closing Mar, 26. LURORA, Mar. 10—It took them four overtime periods but Luxorn High School's Panthercttes moved into the semi-finals of thn District Three girls basketball tournament nt Marked Tice last night by defeating Kelser 46-45 In a thriller. The score at the end of the regulation game was 39-39. The rule dock says girls' games, in case ot tie, are to be decided by a free throw session with the- six girls j playing for each team shooting' one free throw. That was supposed to have decided the issue. But it didn't, it Look four such sessions. At the end of the first session the Kcoro remained tied 41-41. At the end oi the second it was .still deadlocked at 43--13 and at the end of the third it was 45-45. Then the last girl to .shoot in the fourth session, Joas Stephenson of Luxorn, rimmed one after everybody else ban missed to give Luxora a 46-45 win. The Pnnthorettes arc slated to meet Greene County .Tech, of Paragould in the .semi-finals tonight. In the other semi-round game Marked Tree takes on Weiner, Missco High, the other Mississippi County tenm in the tournament \va.s defeated by Green County Tech last night. PCS F Four North Mississippi Count, tilyh schools have added basebai to their spring athletic agendas and have orgnnixod a round-robin base ball league to fill out a completi season. Coaclies of the four schools—Ma nila Dell, Armorel and Gosnell— met at Ihc Bill Godwin Sportin Goods Company Wednesday nigh and completed plans for their league A 12-gunie schedule for each tean was drawn up at the'meeting. Play in ttie league will begii April IP at:d will close May 26tl with each learn to play two game weekly on Tuesday and Friday each week. All games will be playe in the afternoon. The league was formed on th suggestion of Bill Godwin, forme Blylhevillc High School coach wh now on?rates a sporting goods stor here. He mailed inquiries to coactics ot the county asking wha spring sport thpir schools would b Interesied In. These foi'r school he said, along with a number South Misiiassippi County, elect e baseball. Hopes for Si*coni! Team Mr. Godwin stated that it hope similar league will be formed in South Mississippi County so that a playoff between the winner of Ine couth Mississippi County league and this league can be held at the end of the season to determine a county championship. Schedule for the league: April 18 —Manila at Gosnell. Armorel at Dell; April 21 — Dell at Manila. Gosnell at Armorel: April 25—Armorel at Manila, Dell at Gosnell: April 23—Gosncll at Manila, Dell at Armorel; May 2—Manila nt Dell. Armorel nt Gosnell; May 5—Manila it Armorel, Gosnell at Doll; May 9 —Manila at Gosnell, Armorel at 3cll; May 12—Dell at Manila. Gosnell at Armorel; May 16—Armore! at Manila, Dell at Gosnell; May 19 —Gosnell at Manila, Dell at Ar~ norej- May 23—Manila at DnH, Ar- •iiorcl at Gosnell; May 26—Manila at Armorel, GosneU at Dell. Uoi A Basketball Coach to Speak Presley Askew Slated To Address Osceola Banquet March 27 OSCKOLA, March 10.—Coach rcsley Askew, basketball mentor of lie University of Arkansas, has ac- epted an invitation to speak at. a anquct to be given March 21 in lonor of Osceola Junior High school's undefeated girls basketbal earn. Announcement of Coach Askew's acceptance came this morning from Charles JollifT, manager of the Oseola Chamber of Commerce. Mr :ollifl stated that J. M. (Johnie) Jurnett, executive secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Association, has been invited and is expected to at- .end the banquet. The banquet will be given by thi Osceola school and fans of th( .earn which lust month laid claiu .o the junior girls state champion >hip. State champion in the junio ;irls' division is a mythical title, a no state junior girls tournament i held. In making their claim for th state title, the Osceola (;irls chal longed any other junior girls teai of the state to compare records and so far no other school has ac ccpted the challenge, Mr. Jollifl stated. Coach Herbert Smith's girls mor than doubled their ' opponents I scoring during the season's play. Pops' to Play ops to Set tie CageChallenge Something unique in the way of basketball game will be played Tuesday night at the Blythcville ligh School gymnasium. Blythc- 'ill'cs junior Papooses will play their athcrs. It all came about In an unusual way too. The Paps were being feted by their parents. They were going over their past season with their duds. A disagreement arose. One hlng led to another and the "Pops" ended up challenging the Paps to game. The Paps readily accepted and the date was set. The game will bo clayed at 7:30 Tuesday night. A spokesman for the Paps' fathers said that the game would In no way involve a benefit. Initial plans are to open the doors to the public but these plans may have fo be altered and a small admission charged in order lo help defray expenses—the purchase of linament, etc. The "Pops" also have announced that they have enlisted the airt of Earl Stabler, papoose coach, as one of their starting players. onds and a fourth; and Pranci Seavy of Clearwater, who won yes terday's race. Israel Needs 'Hot Spot' TSJj AVIV (AP)—If you're look ing for a night club, "austere" Israe isn't (he place to find it. The bes that can be done along that line i. to find a restaurant or cafe where there's a lone piano player, or some times a small orchestra for danc College Cage Results By the Associated Presi East Gettysburg 84, Franklin-Marshall Davis-Elkins T7, Weat Va. WesA .cyan 56 ~ St. Anselms mil) IS, Tufts 71 New Britain (Conn) 58, Massachusetts 47 Ohio State 66, Butler 65 1 Xavier (Ohio) 54. Cincinnati S3 Dodge City (Kas) JC 82. Norfolk (Neb) JC 42 Moberly (Mo) JC 78, Scottsbluff (Neb) JC 52 Garden City (Kas) JC 75, Jefferson Ctly (Mo) JC 41 Southwest (Mo) Baptist 64, Independence (Kas) JC 50 South Lincoln (Pa) 80, Delaware Stats 61 Virginia State 64, Virginia Union 62 West Virginia State 15, Johnson C. Smith 48 • North Carolina College 81, Shaw 56 Hinds (Miss) JC 76, Tyler (.Tex) JC 71 Allen (Tex) JC 58, Magnolia (Ark) A and M 55 McNcese (La) JVS 94, Arkansas Aggies (Beebe) 74 Far West Pepperdine 65, Chico (Calif) 35 San Maleo JC 48, Grant Tech (Sacramento) 47 Kramer Wins Again ST. PETERSBURG. Ha.. M 10. (AP)—Jack Kramer won 66th pro tennis victory over Pancho Gonzales, 6-4, 6-4, here last night. Gon?.ales has won only 19 times. Luxora !I. Hanna (23) Cocfcrell CM) '•Ucphcnson (G) Sexton Orimcs (1) Richardson — Substitutions: Keiser (22) Crews . (19) Dalrl (2> Johnson . . .. Girclley U> Williams .. (1) Amos — Potect (2), and Brooks. Keiscr—Brock. Livestock Kansas Skipper Leads In Florida Regatta CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10. (API Ted Wells of Wichita, Kas., still was the skipper to heat as the international midwinter snipe regatta entered its last day Joday. Two races, the fourth and fifth, nre no the final program. Wells, winner of the Jirst two races, was third yesterday, but .still held top place in overall standings. Trailing him are Owen Dully of Chattanooga, Tenn., with two sec- Hubert Utley's Place Grand Referring Saturday, March 11 EXHIBITION BASEBALL ST. PETERSBURG. Fla.. March 10. (,Vi — The New York Yankee management has sent ultimatums to the Uvo remaining holdouts—pitcher Tommy Byrne and inficldcr Boh- by Brown. The gentlemen vvl>o handle the cash for the world champions sent the recalcitrants \vord that they have gone the limit in their otters. The next move, they Indicated, is up to the holdouts. Byrne won 15 games Brown played 104 Riid batted .2K5. NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. 111.. March 10. (/Pi — <USDA>— Hogs BOM; fairly active, steady to 2^ higher than Thursday's average; bulk good i choice mo-2-in HIS n.oo-io: largely 17.00; several loads mostly JOO-220 Ibs 17.15-25; lop II. JS; 250210 Ibs 1B.25; fnw l.'.OO; 210-310 Ibs 15.15-16.50; HO-170 Ibs H.OQ-1G.25: 100-130 Ibs pigs I0.2S-I3.25; few 13.50; good and choice sows 400 Ibs clown M.50-I.S.2.T; heavier sows 12.7S-H.2S; sUlgs 850-11.00. Cattle COO; calves 500; mrngucr supply o£ cattle composed mostly ot cows: generally steady; few medium to low good stears 24.50-25,50: Bay Window Loop To Discuss Plans Representative. 1 ; of teams to take part In the Dlytticvillc Y's Bay Window Twl-Liyhl- League w i 1 meet at the Y Tuesday niglit to lay plans for Ibe leauge's first season. At present, seven firms have 'indicated interest in the league and arc expected to have rcprcsntatlvcs at the meeting. These included UiJI Godwin's Sporting Goods. Ark-Mo F»owcr t Meads, the Courier News, Phil Applebaums Liquor Store. Owens Drug Store and Fred S. Saliba Company. The league is being formed for !he benefit of the older men of the city. All games will be played, n the evening. STATE WIDE BROADCASTS High School Championship BASKETBALL "A" and "Big &" Final qamit Itari- ing 8:00 p.m., Friday, Wared lOlh. Plaj-oR betwa»n "A" Jn<) "Big 6" Champions, Saturday, Match 1 1 th. 8:00 p.m. El Ooraifo ............... KELD Fay«»»vill« ............. KGRH Fort Smllh .......... KWHN Harmon ................. KHOZ Helena ................. KFFA Hot Spring! ........... KWFC Joneihoro .............. KBTM Hills RocV ............. KLRA ParagouU ................ KDRS PI»8 Bluff ................ KOTM RuuelMII* ............... KXRJ Tdailana ................ KCMC b r HOC U. 1450 le. 1130 Vc. 1240 lc. 1360 kc. 1340 tc. 1230 kc. 1010 le. UTO le. M<fOlc. H90lc. 1230 le. Concrete Culvert -SiTcs dp (o 36 In Corrugated Mctaf Culverts Sirrs ap to 84 In. Antaimtir Flood Concrete Scplic Tanks Mela! Septic Tanks Sewer Tile Saturday & Sunday ,< SCHEDULES Cardinals vs. Yankees at St. I'etcrstmrjr, Fla. White Sox vs. Cubs at I'asailena, Cal. Cincinnati vs. Red Sox at Tampa, Fla. All the Latest Sport Results Brought to You Every Day By Western Union Service ksi I'Hera A.H.WEBB HlRhw»j fll «l State UM IMione 714 ed ycarlhlRS 23.00-'25.CO; good cows lB.OO-20.f)0; common and medium Nowheres Else Such Tasty Flavor for your money! '1 As I saitl to Gid Uplon here the other day — when it comes to taslincss, I'll put it up ngninst a SS whiskey. It's our own Family's Recipe—and we've been distillers since Grandpa Wilkcn's day! > //nrry E. Wilken , 86 PROOF. 70% GRAIN NCUTRAL SPIRITS. THE WILKEN FAMILY CO., LMV8ENCEBURG, IND All Popular Brands CIGARETS 1.50 per ctn. We Delitcr FREE TELEVISION ENTERTAINMENT Every Day and Night For Cab Service, Call 3241 or 9411 , Holland, Mo HUBERT UTLEY'S PLACE "For the Latest in Sporting Results" HOLLAND, MO. Hiway 61

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free