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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 16, 1940
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SLYTHEVILLE (AliK.) COU1UER NEWS He's Tops In 'Rich Man's Sport' Win Titles In Finals Of County Amateur Cage League Journey The Manila boys and the Shawnee girls of Joiner will represent Mississippi Comity Amateur Has- kctball Leslie In the district tow- nameiil, having won Hint right in Iho duals of the county tournament staged at the armory here last night when the Manila boys defeated Osceola, 42-32. and the Slinwnee girls of Joiner won over Yarbro, 21-20. Bolh games were Dinners but it was the girls' till which create:! • most excitement with the undefeated Yarbro girls losing their first game by a one-point, margin. The Manila boys, who have played consistent basketball since Ihe season opened, will take War- rlnston, of Blytheyille, and Ramsey, of Osceola, ns their two extra men allowed in the district loiir- uaineiit, to be held Feb. 28-27. The Shawnce girls have not yet decided which two extra girls will be annexed for their team. The regular schedule of the coinily league ivill be resumed next week, it was announced today by Joe Whitley, comity recreation director, with play continuing through March when the regular Mississippi County tournament will be held. In individual honors, Williams, of Manila, made 23 points for high of the night. Ramsey, of Osccola, made 11 for houois for !i!s team. In the girls' game. c. Whittle made 12 for Yarbro while' the Speck girls staged the sister act and made 7 each for Shawnce. The lineups: Buys Manila (42) Pos. Osccola (32) Asliauranner 11 F Taylor •>• Williams 23 p Wilson -1 Doling c Ramsey 11 Schokley 2 o Chlsenhal] 0 IESSCS $ G Ray 4 Substitutions: Manila — Kellcy Blackwooci 2, Downing, Baugham Osceola— Price 'i, Story of noio In the United Slate Today's Sport Parade By HENP.X BIc&EMDIUC , Officials: Referee— Dildy, Shivlsy. Timekeeper—E. Ford Warrington. Girls Joiner (21) Pos. G. Speck 7 A. Spetk 1 Csrlock 5 Tinsley Cliiidress 2 Seymour Substitutions: P P P G G G . Scorer — T, Yarbro (20) M. Whittle 4 U. Whittle 12 13. Chapman lj. Omiuin i L. Abbott V. Oaines Yarbro '— Fowler. Fo\vle'f >: -2,"McCice.' : '" ' • ..._•. Officials: Referee—shivley, Dlldy Timekeeper, E. Ford; Scorer — T' Wan-ington. ISCDI HE tei Annual County Tournament Will Open On Feb. 20 CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Feb. 16 —The annual Petniscot County High School Basketball Tournament will be held here next week, beginning Tuesday night, Feb. 20. Games will b= played Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nnd Friday nights, and Wednesday afternoon. Seventeen teams have been entered, being boys' and girls' teams from Braggadocio, Holland, Cooler, Sieele. Dccring, Warden. Hayti, and Caruthcrsvillc, nnd boys' team only from Bragg city. Ofiicials will be Peg Mahcw and Theron stnllings. Sikcston, referees; Jack Rushing, Cooler, scorer; and Calls His Shot , Pittchavd, Hayti, time- DeJmar keeper. The pairings, time of games and dates arc as follows: Tuesday night. Feb. 20— Game 1, Caruthersvillc vs. Cooler Kirk. G:30; Game 2, Caruthcrsvillc vs. Cooler boys. 7:30; Game 3. Holland vs. Braggadocio girls, 8:30. Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 21— Game 4. Winner Game 2 vs. Steele bo.vs. 2:00; Game 5. Steele vs. Weering girls. 3:00; Game 6. Dcer- >l!g vs. Wardell boys, 4:00, Wednesday night,' Feb. 21— Game '. Uayii vs. Warclcll girls. G:30: Game 8. J!rag g city vs. Hayti boys, i:30; Game n. Braggadocio v.s. Holland boys. 8:30. LOS ANGELE'S, Feb. 16. (UP) — Jerome Herman Dean, whose pur- Mits were guiliy of undei'slatement when they nicknamed him Dizzy, is feeing criticized these days for refusing a $10,000 salary offer Irom P. K. Wriglcy, owner of the CiiiDago Cubs, To me this criticism seems unjust, in the first place, Dizzy has become accustomed to being paid more than that for doing nothing. In the past two years his arm has lieen so dead that they have named a sea after it. He has been about as much help lo the Cubs as n pair of brass knuckles would hove been to Liltle Lord Fauiitleroy. Rut lie was paid 520,000 last year and even more the year before. He probably figures, and 1 think correctly, tnat if; .rime-tenths of a dead ami is 1 worth'.$20,000 a full dead arm snouiu j be,worth at'least'525,1)30. And he j has shown nothing dining the win- i ter" to discredit the general belief j that his pitching arm is ready for j a blue, suit, a mack bow fie, and a i simple ceremony. I Tnat's that. Now, in the second ' i>lace (if you can count that hign) i Dean needs more than $10.000 for I Ills nliui consultant alotic. And he ' must have one. No one mnn could think up all the alibis lie does by himself in one year. Now everyone has hart n table lamp chase him around the room at one time or another, but Dizzy had one catch up with him and bite him in his bad, or pitching arm. That set him oack for n full month. A few montlis ngo Dizzy, or his minister charge d'alilji, thought oi , wisdom teeth as an excuse, which j were the last type of teeth that anyone suspected Dizzy oi having. Even Di?j.y, He had them taken! out and afterwards he said he never felt better in lu's life. He sakl that not only did hts arm feel as good ns new, but his charge d'alibi said (or so I was (old by a defrocked hockey re)crec) even more. The charge d'alibi said lhat a whole new world opened for I Diray when he had his wisdom' teelh nulled. To hear him lell it (or so I was told by a, little bird- Admiral Richard E.) Dizzy now plays the violin, hide and sec and tlie horses. At riie present, time Dizzy is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he Is instructor nnd lecturer in a base- j hall school. Those who have sal in ! on his lectures say that he is a combination of William Lyou! Phelps, Nicholas Murray liutler. and Eliot's five foot shelf, nizzy, I understand, Is doing research work, which is another reason why lie THE PAYOFF Chuck Klein, veior.-m oulficklcr would like | 0 | )c aWe lo call shots for PilLsbursh Pirates Iliis year ns well ns he does in game ot pocket billiards in Philadelphia IN POLO FIELD No Defense Against Tommy Hitchcock" Is British Tribute II)' IIAUHY r.UAYSOX •MW YORK, Feb. 10. — Thcru nwr wns « polo player Ilko Tommy Hitchcock. Tliero prouubly novel will be. 1" his 40th year—he wns torn »' iSKW-he's sllll at tho lop, ruled •it in souls along with the younger Cecil snillh ot Texas and Iho considerably younger Slewnii lulcharl "I New York, Afler you've reached a 10-sonl rnlliig in polo, you ciui't go iiny h'Kher. But Hitchcock hasn't -•> urli'il down yet mid, judging by | ic polo he turned in ngnjnst the liiuish International team lust Ji'iii' »( Meadow llrook, he'.s nol e<'!»(t to sliirt on his way down tor .several years. i'lve limes lie has heated (lie uimcil Slales defeat terns , 'or Ihe Inlernallonal Cup . I "' '21. '2-1. "21. '30 and '3D. Teams with which he played Imvo never lost a cup match, not to mention ••I scrips, to England. You'd llilitk Hitchcock would "nil his biggest thrills In intor- nulional coiniiclltlon. Hut he tells you sonic of his greatest thrills have come In the club M-aoal chimi[>lonshlp with n couple of youngsters, Alun Corey nnd billy Cnlsholm, who Improved nmnxiiiB- l.v under his tutelage. .M:VUH U;TS UAMI-: KB AIOIIK THAN \ HOISUY Hitchcock plnycd through Hie flu).' championship wllli his young ncpbcii-s. Julian Pcabody Jr. anu CInrk, n.s teammates, lioth nrc oii^ the ivuy lo becoming llrst- of Hitchcock's polo Is lhat lhc game has never been more limn n hobby with him. a tins not been permitted to Interfere ivllli ijls banking buslnm. I'iie year round, 0 a.m. finds Itlteh- -X'k In his office. In the whiter, he lives In New <"'k . . . travels to his office by subway, in the summer, he lives nl sands Point on Lous . . lands his own MERELY COINCIDENCE by Art Krenz . . plmic on (ho River nl In, , -— „»* MI^ lunov IVIYUI m iiv,, >-'«i'jiii*vLi.,-j uii mi* llliCI foot of Wall Street. He learned lo I (m '"* ° f '21, "M nnd '27, in (First Basketball Game To Be Played In Structure Tonight 1IY JKUHY IHtONDFIEI.U NEA Service Sports Wilier Henry Armstrong whipped Cef- erlno Clnrcla a couple of years ago but fix in where «'e sit Henry the Hammer is attempting Just n .shade loo much in Los Aiijjcles, Feb. 22, when he again meets the. Filipino bolo puncher in what is billed as a middleweight championship bout. All of which should be a great boon lo lhc Industry, the middleweight situation being what It Is. The National Boxing Association recognizes Al Hostak, Ihe Sentllc Sucker, us ISO-pound IKlist. New York nnd California, ivlio : don't care whether they concur with Ihe rest of Ihe world or not,.have set, up Garcia ns the champion, which is tlie reasni why this bout tukes on a lillc liugc. To suddenly inject Hammering Henry Inlo Ihe middleweight scene would only add lo Ihe confusion. Especially, In view of tho fncl'tt isn't conceivable that Henry would v'^ouTKkl r^Mr^'iSSS^ ever clnim lo Ihe lllle Garcia has - n»u>uKk COULDN'T O1VU AWAY ' THAT MUCH WEIGHT ; Henry prtuubly couldn't go more than 142 pounds If lie ale live meals a clay and It isn't likely he'd go far against such punchers «s Hostafc or Tony Zalc, the Gary steel-worker who recently gave Ihe' Seattle hoy a good going over. •"*"'• Joe Wolcotl, Stanley Kelcliell, Bob Filv.simnions nnd others gave away a lot of weight nnri knocked lhc oilier i didn't travel lias roll owed. It' may be too many n , It's no secret that his hands aren't' °M-Unie boxer, testifies Tommy as strong ns they should be for n ' " as n '' cal wnllop with on clght- guy who hits as often ns lie docs, i oullce B'ovo »s well ns a polo mallet. Shulliin' Henry probably could I Yefi > Hitchcock, rounding into go along for a couple of years belt- - sllri Pe for his 18th season of 10- E OIl l Polo, rides alone. As u hitter, to is all by himself. As si tactician', lies the Rocknc and McOraw of polo combined. No wonder there has come from England tlie modulated version of the, current baseball wall, "Break up the Yankees!" £»]y British say, "Break up Hltch- , - their loughcsl and roughest horsemen unatnst him—the lala Ca])t. i>al noark Ocrnld IJalfllng, Humphrey Ouln- ntsss. But tho nnswer lias always been: "'nicre's no defense agalnsl Hitchcock." Tommy Hitchcock was on n p UUSTA •LUCK CAffoy ABOUND seasons IHW to pnca hl msc lf nnd IHs mounts. HHI when the chins nro down and he hns to eel in mid "In. Hitchcock IK imbcn table. 1'crliBHs IIHchcotk ,,,,o played us last, Inlenmtioniil polo The British arc not 'scheduled to chal- nfjaiii for lli c trbnhy until nnd, because of the win 1 nay not IJD ublc (o do so even then. lie But regimlleiis of whether Bets lu another hitch nBtiinsL - n"rt or Arseuthm, Hitchcock has vrilten a glorious chapter In In. which only ]K)ss | b | y: eitmltmiat polo Millnirn : And Mllbiirn, Amcr- c.i's back slur from 1909 to 1027 vl 1 be first to testify thai Tommy Wchcock is the daddy of them nil Mllbiirn, the vclcrnn. ami Hitchcock, then thu youngster, were cumulates on the lulenintlounl fly as a figlillng ace In the World War while in Ills 'teens, He never leaves his office before 4:30 p.m., even during Ihe polo season. When his tcnm In scheduled for-practice during the week, the not \>R nvnilaWc before that, time. Hitchcock may break mvay from the office for n couple of weeks of polo at Aiken, S. C., durhif oarly April. That's the only time the sport Is permitted lo Interfere with business. KOKSKMA.NSHI1' ;uy kicking but they the road Armstrong that Henry has hit tao many limes. ;.FROJ1 HIS MOTHER, It wns Tommy Hitchcock's remarkable mother W h 0 established the horse colony nt Alken. it wns there Hint Hitchcock and a number of olhei-5 learned much of their horsemanship under her teaching Winter finds Hitchcock ploying Indoor tennis nnd boxing almost d.illy. His trainer, Joe Fitlon, an - ing lightweights and welterweight's but the mo-pounders will lake a lot more punching before they're softened up, H'5 WMjjy questionable whether Henry could <!o nil (he punching necessary to trim down a man onlr weighing ],i m i, y iuvy w h efo from '" to 15 pounds. E n Garcia was n welterweight when >j Armstrong outfought him in Nov- U ciiiiicr. 1038. They went 15 rounds All work on the new his;h school stadium and gymnasium will lie completed in. about threo more weeks, according lo C. E. Wiggins, H IKW 1.1 (Kil/l I Itl I CrtOUji WJl V UC • *****•,**. *' '.j^ni.r, necos more Uwn Wrielcv lias f -supervisor jn charge of WPA work, fercri him for the comln? season 3ie i, s . wll ° "\ K now 1HlUill B lllc »"spends hours each dav. lhc reirort' b!>ln ' 18 loucllcs lo Hie large concrelc ---•• -' ' sli-ucture on (lie school grounds. Tin- new gym will, ne used for lhc is, working loward Ihe perfection of n complete and 100 ppr cent. --• - >. "noliiing" ball. He became interested- [ilsl 1imp tonight when Coach Jen: '-- this line, of research following i HHdy's Ulytlicvillc Chicks lake on in tl.'.it one and never was llic Filipino in danger of succtunbiiv; to liuiry's perpetual motion [actlcs. KAYOEI) GLEN M!E J,V HOME TOWN lU'l'EAKANCK A number ot erilics will lell yon that Lou Ambers will lift Henry's welterweight crown when they meet. Armstrong looked n->od knocking out Pedro Montane.; a few weeks back but Petlrc no .'iiger is a great test for anyone. Ciorciu kayocd Glen Lee, the lECressive Ncbraskan, In n middleweight title defense in Manila. Leo was a better title conV-itfcr a couple years back but he still caries a lot of authority. The Washington birthday , games of semi-finals Friday night, Feb. 23-FinaIs Eirls championship g amc a j 7 . 3() ' and boys championship game 'at waded llglit bltln up nntl off -...>arcn following 1 1J ""- V " • l ">=«ne uiuck.s lake on I i " u wasnington birthday Cf-lc- ThurEtfay night, Fcb 22 — Four " le g!l '" e iio D i( - chl ' c ' agajnst, the ' ""' Sliawnce boys in a buskclhr.II jtiratlon slacks up ns an even thins Yankees in the World Series two[S' lmc 'ollowmg n preliminary gnme H" " le betting book but we think ,--.„. . . jhotwccn the Blythcvillc and Shn v- \ lllc !itt -le guy who "•-'»-' ••A perfect "nothing" tall would' nro i»»'° r s beginning at 7:30 U>">«8h the featiier, be one so slow that by in e lime it 1 o'clock. r.velterweight ranks, i^ f * got lo lhc plate the game would be | Comiwralivelv liltlc work remain.-,' illsl a llule to ° much this [rip. called on account of darkness. It to lie rinne except painting of i!ic ' would have so little on it .in thc'avm walls and ceiling nm ( „(,,,,. wayofspmor curve thru tho batter jn"mi; work in connection with would become so civjrossErt in ; Iho new hfaliiiR .svstcm behiK i-i- comuing the stitches atirt thc-hr-nn-isinlHI. A short slretr.h o! sid'i- •-•'•- of President Ford Prick'walk J.s ttlfo lo lie constructed'<"<> neglect lo swiiiK. i" Ironl of tlie Beano Beats Temperance By lflO-to-6 Ratio IONIA, Mich. tUP)-This central that he would neglect lo swiii" In mm! or the B j- m ., t t i,p Hr-u-i "^ B ?r ,: i !l. n !" inl ™ tly « * nd , n » BU 5 '° V ' "»' sl »*nts of.Mrrr, emrance which later "i be raho of baseball know, u, c 5 , ville js onc o( | n llkc( | tn a proposed sidewalk cx- Columbus found only one domesticated animal in America the dog. Head Ccuricr News want arts. cock." They have sent national championship team as early as 181G. He helped win the Internalional cup for the first time In '21. He hns captained American tennis, except in I93G, since 102B. WAR MAY 1'OSTl'OXK NKXT EN'GLISH BID He has learned Inrough many KEYSTONE ALFALFA SEEDS ALL KINDS FIELD SEEDS HABY CHICKS L, K. AshcraU Co. PURIXA FKF.HS I'linnr IS) Asked lo nnnio Hie grcalest gmni- of polo he ever saw Tommy •Hitchcock pluy. u,e. strnlglit- spokcii Dcvcrcux Milliiii-n rcpile<i- "I cim't tell you that because i never saw Tommy lllhihcock piny * bad game of polo." Footprints in Anthracite 250,000,000 Years Old WILKES-UAIUIE, ' p,i. (tjp)_A half-fish, hair-iimmiiml Umt sloshed through UK. prlmordliil o 0 /o Ihnl wns proMsed through the ages left a tootprluli Into imlhracll " s .,« JSO,OOQ,000 years nnd gave n 2Qlh century udentist tha Uirlll of a llfullmc, Tho print wn.s found deep In n vein of Heel Ash linn) coal In » mine new here and Idcnllned by itolnml T. Bird, paleontologist of tlie Ame-rlciin Museuui of Nnluriil History, New York. Bird siild Iho timphmtnn lived durlnij the cnr- bonlfciouti period whoii roUInu swamp plaiils were pressed layee on layer lo form the present rich veins of hard coal in ihis area. Using Artiiiclal Limb Wijl Pitch In Exhibition Games j. ! ;V aBEENVILLB, Tex., Feb'-'ifl (UI')-"Why I'm reidy to -«|"' I hero nixl pitch right now," said Monty sli'atton, 27, ghlcayo White Sox pitcher, who lost his right ,l»c two ycnrs ago. •' .'• •.' ]• When the, Sox open spring: training al their Pasadena, calir., cahip o» March i Monty will have!'lib chnure. in exhibition games, he'wfli Ivy lo show IhnS a. pitcher julfh plenty of "stufj" mid lots of nerve can pitch whunnj ball in the da- Jors while using nn artificial i leg Since Woveihlwr 1938. when, his leg was timpulatctl after a hunting accident, Monty's been fighting for " comeback. • ; ; He now thinks lio's ready. ','•' "Sttro I've got. a coaching •contract and iiothlng lo worry about " ne snlil, working on (he back fence of Ilia, little home he bought hero last year. "But It calls for only conchliiB, no playing. I want lo Icar ui> Una contract and pltchi • "I'm In good slmpe. I've been klckliiB this stiff leg wound, ip mud and snow on rabbit hunts all wlnltr nnd I can really r«ly on 'it now 1'vo done plenty of-• practice pllchlng and honestly, I believe -I htive. more stuff on the ball tiiah I over had. • '::-: "Of course, Micro's one big worry' I'm afraid I'll hnvo some trouble fli'ldlng. You know those sudae'n. ils Uial make you Jump from tho box lo get 'cm..I won't, know whether i cnn do Umt until;li'try" "What about batting?" "Oil, I'm not worried nbout that," He laughKl. "Lefty Gomez can't mi a lick and the Yanks don't mind, if i can pitch, 'the Sox •von't worry about my 1 bolting," ; ' SUatlon looks fit. Ho Is'tanned, weighs IBS niitl Is lean nnd power-' H APPY HOUR " GRO.& FREK DEUVMT Main St, Phone Caruthersville Five To Play Memphians OAllUTHUItaviLLE, Mo., TO,. !« — Pnrkcr Holt, manager oi U)o wii- rulhersvlllc nnpllst Church Uas- kelcers announced yesterday fiiii Memphis, Tcnn., Yellow Cabs would play (ho local learn here next Monday night, pcb. 10, nt the high .school gym. A preliminary En nic will slnrt nt 7:15, with the Unskelcera nral Yellow Cubs to begin piny nt ll'OO, 'Hie Yellow Cabs have out of Ihe strongest cnijc nggi-cgntlons m tho tri-slntcs territory. Holt staled, Inivlng lost only four of their last -la games. TJic Dnsketccrs include former Cnruthersvlllc high scliool stars Including Clint Mnr|iliy, c. T. Balnl, B. Ownby. PnrXcr Holt, Hnr- old Htnchcy, George Jones, Unh Jones, Leon Crnwford nnd Red Crawford. H you lived al Uio North Pole March 21 would be your sunrise, and Scj)t. 23 your sunset. BUY Tir«$totK STANDARD TIRES .*** beano lo temperance by inn to 6. Au attendance or CO persons was leporled at a tcmpenmcc meeting at -rtieii sjicahcre included tlvj state altorncy- general and the slate Anti-Saloon League siipcrln- important purls ol hit- Inininp Irom Die syni 1 0 chickj- . pfiwlw avenue. Ihe reported attcnoance t he , , ittucbiuU were .served and wicu'slie B. 1 don't think we co.nd get 7.0 pmous. in old fcnglaiul much as we terve , by on forly cenls a v,cck On ' radishes today. Uiought, \ve are. Rend Ck-.urlcr News »ant ad3. GOOD DEMAND FOR SOVEUEiT LOAN COTTON Phone or Write Us Now Geo. H. McFaddcn & Bro's Agency L C. mm, Agent P.O. Hox 218 Grand Leader JJItlg, Phone ^4» •OTHER SIZES oitca i — PROPORTIONATELY LOW// LOW PRICES! AT TODAY'S As CAc Per Week Low As On Our BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Sfbottled STRAIGHT BQUJJBON WHISKEY Oh) Sohenloy's cvccplionnl mildness makes ii unique, among rich bunded whiskies — exceptional value makes iluni(|ue among u ) PROOF Copr. 1910, Sdicnloy Dislillcrs Corji., N. Y. C.

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