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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 13, 1940
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f AGE SIX BLYTT1EVTLLR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Poor Cabby's Brighles! •A,"" Player ,Camc T h r o n g li ?Afier Bobbles Mad Cost .Several Games CLEVELAND, O. tUP) — Friu Crisler,. Michigan's football coach, pr£fiiced bis uMiai movie roiuii 'on; the alumni circuit here wiln uii! imprdmplu account of a 1'Ji 1 ) Mll-hlgan football player whoic MO/., iiuy b:"--ome legend in llu lioi rforc- lexgue, TVie yarn, which Crisler told for Hit first lime with full detnils, Vohceriied a young man who went 10' four years ago, her aloed us a coming gridiron great Hi- first two ye.vrs were disappointing. Tile standards set for him were obviously loo high. "Ifis junior year." l-'rlr/. said, "vras my freshman'year as Ml-hl- •ja'ii coich. • First of Many Errors ;'We were nlttyliii; Minnesota, slid leading 6-0 Inle in Ihe fourth qipilc-r. Locked like we were on the title road. We fumbled a punt , . . Minnesota recovered. 1 senl this'boy Into the game lo stop n ceHtiin long pass f expected Van- Fiery lo loss. On the nr.a i!jm Van Every flipped the pass, all ri^ht. My bo/ started is coi -. slipped. The pass was completed. llie Gopher,; iron, 7 to o. ^'"Hie bay uliuned himself .bitterly for Die loss. ; ''\V^ played Northwestern for n possible share in the Big Ten title TJij play see-saved. eH!-'- (.->•>- cduld score. We pushed down lo | liie 4-yard line. I sent this boy in to kick a field goal. The day before hp had booted 10 straight beauties uhrier pressure. Bui he missed. Probably tried too hard. H was one of those things nobody conk! liplp. >"Biit (he boy blamed himself bitterly. ( Almost Quit School !"Hc became depressed. Flunked • a;' course Hint semesler. Flunked another course the next semester. I.i Juno he eai«c to me- and said lie was quitting school ... no good . to the team, no good to himself. 1 tilked him out of it and lie made up his work that summer and 1 cSme back last fall. '!"We 'played .Illinois. The first j 1 ' ',line the boy touched the ball he fumbled. Illinois picked it up ... a" touchdown. - . ; "He tumbled a punt, Illinois rc- cbvercd . . , a field goal. ''He fumbled again. Illinois rc- rovere:! . . . n touchdown. "We rolled through ths schedule to; the Oliio Slate game. Didn't : have n chalice for the title, but ive needed that ,'gnmc—badly. I went to;, the boy's room that morning, fouiid him sitting morosely op the bid. t told him to cut out M>e nicping. i told him I lind complete confidence in him. f told him he was starting against Ohio. ,;. Fumble and a Touchdown - /The first lime he louclicd the ta'li; lie fumbled. Ohio recovered .;.". a touchdown. ."He llirew a pass. Ohio inler- cepted ... a touchdown: 1 '"At the half I found him in o rbpm by himself, tears pouring down his cheeks. I told him to cut SWELL CfBIGE TO >l>v Hai'tnctl I, a c k s 'lichen's and Need Speed And Punch WEDNESDAY, nfARCII 13, only 10 nnd may he oniy in ami may he H your umy. ! fl fi fl I/ I F i p flartnctt has capable outfielders' U 11 II If II T In liunk Letter, cnlnn and Bill! fl I |\ f I Nicholson, mid sf|tmtly Dominic '* ' "• ' TBIESTO PILOT Lallcwandro, who baled a cool ! •388 and swatted In QB runs for '• the San Diego Coasters. Heml*! Oi«n. who batteu ,:n2 and drove! i.'.' 'JO mas for Molifle, :I!M> How on Ex-Senator Runs for Congress clown broiiK'it a slKiidinj < frojn the B5.000 Jijitruilor." saw his lasl game for M|jlil; Today's Sport Parade •7 HENf.T MeLEMOU driiin, (liiy-in-aiul-dai'-oui, th'.> same old gnnir of linsebnl). So he proceeded lo yive Ihe game a shot in the arm. Me decorated the Chattanooga park with cages ol caiiurlrs. Reason: Even if the Uflni Is losiny ihe ctisloincrs c*in lislcn lo llic songs of the sweetest rltigcis known to mankind. He staged a wild elephant hunt, with unlive Africans doing the] hunting, right in the counties ot the bull park. Reasons: Thoiisnmls of persons have seen a ninc-in- nhig ball game, but how many have ever seen a bit of Africa— raw. wild, untamed Africa? To further interest in the team, and make it a definite part of the ccimmmUy, he sold shares In the club. Any fan could buy n .share of the t Inb ami brcomc a stock- lly JKKHY HKO'A'l)Kn:i.M HllA Strvltt Sjioils Writer Tin- 0'liicnao Culis have insnffi- t'lii piu-lilnij and "''ft v/.'tliou'. . i .v,Tt lu CiU'sol 'fjf-i.- In-.-: oi ,•;!);•;• I nut shell : ' •- lo'.'--',. :uin> o!i Cul-ilina Isl:ind. TUe only Bruins who sjet over i<- iiiouiii! with any threat dt^reii liable lire Outfielder Angle. . :.;i and 'ilsti ll:i<->.. fi:!< : .st third in tiie National liomc. Cubs also and all I: 1 ' :y ••>>'• cl(C lo belter i!.-, JoiicIJi <i:iliby llartnetl, who iir.i'-.ti ritU'h 'M Hiiine.v ha-. 1 .H'.hiiiK sl'.nidbys — iii;l ,','i' I'aswau nnd the vet ••iipIB'. Mnry French. Tilings would lie ini^iii-,: wnr nmgici.'iii couid puli ialu arm oul of a hat •Iryulil, slandout of 19:18. | IIOXIITTI AND Ol.SKN I LOOK tlOOl) AS UOOKIKS | When Olzzy Dean lihntly ncci'.ils . cheering note t!m ' M ' lle '""''"V «'" " c ex-pcL-lfd , lo have much more Ihnn pil.'hing . 1 knowledge and courage. Old Charley ,, , , „ . Kool Is back und I'asc ami and every day would be New Year* his tu , ve luny bc of sol[le )u , M , Harlnelt's big pitching lio:;.-.> The club is ailcmplinj to dispose of Jim Gle»soi in r, track- 'file ankle I'liil Cavarra';. hrok' early last May had („ | lt . rco|i»r- ulcd II.TOII at Ihe tlosi- of t!ic Kcason, in:ikln;; the JlaJbn bascnnn-oiiirieKler a dechlccl u:i- i:i-j'tainly. OV/ll(:r I'hil \\'!i.|(.y |ins nrOill- \'-"A\ to K-ier coinjilsil.ilng pl;iye:.s to llarlnelt, soinctlihig ],c di:ln'i <r, when t/.n-ry Pren-jli .squawked lo the front office last summer. nut Chicago demamK a winiwi 1 :iiwl so (iocs Wrl'ilty, and eve;; llnni;,'li lit i,.; backed up t v (!„. owner It « willi comlrtenljlf.- .--- arct Unit we predict plc-ty ol irouulc for Gabby llarlnclt ut Wrlijlty Field, where the niunir-icr '.'.or.'..-, from week to week. Must Real Otil Manager Al Shortstop Or Ride Oodser B»ncli .1 lor Eve, man holds barred, and every for h mstlf. Of course, Kii- HV ItAXKV Uultetl Press .Sjiorts Kdltor CLEARVVAT'ER, Fa,, March 13 <Ul')--u is a little- early to crown anybody as the prl/.e baseball rookie of 1940. but here lu the camp of the Brooklyn Dodgers Is a kid who seems on the way to great things --Harold "Pee Wee" Reese. Last year it wsis Ted Williams, gangling outfielder of the Boston lied Sox. who emerged as the rookie of Ihe year. This year Reese .lay be in the peculiar position of the greatest young tell pk\y- -t of the Etason unu still not be •i regular on the Dodgers. He is •in the sidelines with ;i hand in- "•:ry no*, hut it's nothing serious, and he'll be playing again in a -f fl:. For he is a shortstop and it 1 nappem ilmt tile Dodgers already I a ins'- " ave " ploUy 800cl sl>oi'tstop in ' " " ° inanaBer Leo Durocher. Thus, I I'ttCiinB ' lils '° '""^t Ins boss look had to ^'iioL'l his job. He knows he Is up • :ig.iiust a tough job. "I'll do the best I can," Keese ORLANDO, Fin., March 13. (DPI s:licl il! M * <|Ulet. serious way. "but —Bucky Harris sat in the sun by! 1 ' 011 ' 1 forgot that 1 have a tough the clubhouse today munching ji| J° !) tryiim to win a regular job Harris !•' v ,, .' !j , X Mow oinavl fin P- tan n chicX-en j'.indvvicli, drinldn? a bot- lle of milk and watching the work- r.'itli mis ball club. I think Leo nurochcr is Ihe greatest sliorlstop high commissioner would f.ll but kill bastoall's Old logics, j Come to think of it, thnt would be) .» jin-uy !,owi idea. j the Him-Mti, who copped 20 games lor outs of his Washington Senators. ! cvei ' saw -" "You know a fellow certainly; ^''^ u ™ men arc remarkubly can outsmart himself in this game 111ike - nurceher is a flash on the of baseball sometimes," he said. !ie1 ''- deadly on around balls and "We almost did last winter by l>01) nics - Bllt llc is a n ' eil l< hitler, trying to make a with Detroit Rco£ c is " «™y ghost alield, snatch- (.Mscii, a left-hander who appeared to be a comer in finishing with; Travis for Rudy York, way possible to for York DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.. March 13. (UP)—-Without so much as u hint from him that lie ever plans to retire, scores of persons have been suggested as possible successors to Judge Kenesnw Mountain Lnndls as high commissioner ot ganlml baseball. ; Among those who have been • hol(le| . „„,, n votc] . .,.,,,, cllll) M0 , v mentioned as cnndldnles for La»-, Is OWI1C( | by thousands of Chat- dls 1 S75.COO a year job nre James! ( n , 100L , (l I0 oters. A, Farley, poslmastcr-scncral; Jim-i LnsL ycm . challnnooga won the my Walker. Ihe former play boy; southern Association pennant. Kiki 'imyov of New York; Winston Churchill. Britain's first lord of the ndinlrnlly: Almi'e Seinplo McPher- ion, America's llrst admirully o! the Lord, nnd almost everyone else of whom you ever have heard. Any one of llic persons meii- Joned about would be fine for Carn le, Jlubbard Quint In Meet Finals The Mubbaril Jlnrcwarc icnm of Blytheville, hulepciulenl bnsketbnll asfiregation. won Us way to the linnls in the Ir.vHatiou Tournament nt Cimilhersvillo, to be itaaed Monday niglil, by defeating Gideon last night. 52-36. Cavutlieisville ludepcndonts, by .: win o: 2U to n over Deering, will oppose the Blylhcvtlle aggregiition for liie clmnpionslilp which curries! MIIW uic a dime a doiicn. with the honor n cash prize of | Al Tnild, obtained from S17.50 with $7.50 going to the losers lyn, will divide the backs [lie Wrlgley Fielders after bagging :» coi.le.sts for Tulsa. Haitnett also has Dick Bass, up fioiu Cluiltanooga with control; Ken Haffensberger. wlio \.on 15 and losl 15 for Rochester; ."oup Ciimpliell. a 19-year-ol;l .sou(hpu-.\ who won 15 for Moline of the Three Bye. including live shut- cuts; Jake Mooty. up from Syracuse with nn earned run average of 2.33, and Clare Bertram, rlght- Iwmler whose high earnc-i riir.' uveiiige in Knoxville should nol he held loo strongly n^ahist hii-i inasmuch as lie did half o! hi.; ivork in n park in which homr We give bul of the finals and there will also be il out. I told him f hod complele confluence in him. I lold him he A\-as slarling the second hall, f "In. the waning minutes of the game. the score was tied. We rhcved (he bnl! down to Ohio's H. Couldn't gain an inch. Got pushed b"-k,to the 21. ["It was too far to kick, but 1 had a play we'd practiced for the Minnesota game nnd never uwrt r Kent a quarterback in to call it. The boy's position was the key spot. I motioned another hallbacl; from the bench to replace the u who couldn't deliver in Ihe clutches. ' Crisler Takes Stock ; "Then I stopped. I said to myself, 'Crisler, you're n rat. You've told this boy all along you hi- 1 confidence in him. Thts is his last game for Michigan. You'i! de.\i-j all you've tried to build up in him You can't do it.' "I motioned the halfback to si. down, i felt sick. I sat on :'bench, eyes closed, fists clenched, afraid to watch Ihe ,>hy. , crowd's roar brought me" lo my feet just in u me lo riCC (he ^ racing over the goal line. \V>> ii won, he'd won. And I think he was glad he played lootbill. I was." The boy. whose n.ime Cris'.nr <! r not disclose in his talk, was Freddy Trosko. whose now famous 21- yarii dash lor the ivin;-ing touch- 1T WasherNeeF Tuning Up? JUST GIVE US A CAM, FOR EXPERT WASHING MACHINE SERVICR —All Slakes— PHONE 233 We have'secured the services of Nfr. Phillip Frie, a factory trained Maytag Service Marl HARDAWAY ' APPLIANCE CO. Service On All Makes Radios—Rcfrffer«lors »6 W. M»Jn Phone 233 jo)j bul not one of them' would be my first choice when and if the bushy-haired Lnndts decides lo null and spend the remainder of his life trying to get home In two i lony war four golf holes. My vote would be cast for u screwy article who operates under the name of Joe Engel. lle is not quite as well known as Winston Churchill • say, or as Farley or Walker. But he would bring to baseball something that none ol these gentlemen could. Farley would Cuyler Is ivmmiger and Irctiu-n- ui me dously popular with Ihe fans. When |i cohsolalion prize of S5. lime came for Cuyler to be signed Bijht strong t'-'ams entered (!».' for another contract Enjel didn't meet which stnrled liist weekend. have him sign In the usual tmdlH.iyti, Steele, Reclor, Cnrulhers- dull manner. He held a signing ville Baptists and Curuthersville night, and, before n packed piirk.( Rebels, Uecring. Ulytheville and wrestled Cuyler to the around at (Gideon make up the teams homeukUe and. thrfalcnini; him ; .started in the tournament, with n ba!, forced him lo accept Lust niyhl 1 ; game hetv;e?:i u new contract. He once traded bard Hardware of BlylhevihV an, i!n inllehU 1 '- (or a turkey. In fact. Gideon was fenlured with the ••••j " he. has done almost everything work of Dick Tlpton nnd "Mi j'.'luce he took charge of Ihv Look- u . ...i;:.-, -,.-it!i r. \v.1-, tuts. ' '-i-h man for the !o.-als -vhile Give him nil of bnscbull to work Daiieherty, v-'IIU I 1 /, won indiviilu.i. with, in a job like I.andis holds, honors for Gideon. with HJitnett. The Cubs nre set at first biwe with Glen liussell; nt second with the brilliant Billy Herman, and at third with Hack. l!AKTi;i,I, NOT VET OUT 01' 1'ICTUKK But liobby Mnltick. who finished !he season at shortstop last trip, is slow mid played only f3ir brill, nl- .Uioush he is a good hitter. •With Mnltick considered the first string man. even Ihe ancient and honorable Billy Ilosell, ob- tnlned from Detroit for Dick Bar- .lell has n chance. Bob Sturgeon, who hit .281 for Coh'inbUi. mnk-e the tlcal. If Detroit offered us York for Travis tomon-ow even up we wouldn't take it." Harris explained that the Senators were very desperate for a pow- hitler last winter when out of clear sky the White Sox approached Clark Griffith. Washington owner, on a deal for Gel-- tried every II1 K everything hit within miles of them Cecil '' !m - But lle - t(K> ' ^ an inilmpres we couldn't. sivc u «t'ci'- He batted .279 in the American Association last season and. he'll be lucky to reach that mark in the National League where the pitching is better. But there Is another interesting parallel be 'ween Reese and Durocher, Both arc "clutch hitters"—men who hit .' hen nuis are on the bases, in the American Association play-offs nnd the aid Walker. Griri grabbe'd lhe| lhc liule workl -«™s last fal chance, giving the White Sox Tart I, eese got 20 !llts '" 64 tilnes at bat and ran Hie bases like a will' inn n. Wright Walker. "Walker is a and Pete Applelon for fellow who'll drive in a lot of rims and can hit a ball a long way." said Harris. "After getting him we sort of cooled olf on York but still would have made the deal. But now after looking at Travis in camp we couldn't consider giving him for York." Travis came to camp weighing 185 pounds and looking in the best cCiiidifion he's been in since he batted ,3M in 1937. Last spring he was ill with flu, and later during the season it downed him again. He missed nearly 25 games and al one lime_ during the season wns playing at 105 pounds. "He didn't have enough strength to punch the ball over the Infield on some days." said Harris. "Bui look at him now. A big .strapping fellow who's taking n healthy cut. He hit only .292 last season. You "t don't know anything abom the National League pitchers, of course," Reese said, "but f don't know why I shouldn't be able to hit in this league, f don't think I've got any particular weakness al bnl. 1 hit curve balls pretty gooc ami fast balls, loo. although everybody is going to miss a.-'fast bal now and then." You would never pick him out o a crowd as n baseball player. He can 'bet that he'll jump that erage plenty this season." Buy Your AMERICAN KXPRESS MONEY ORDERS at ROBINSON'S Drug Store 6€ bring it shrewdness, Walker would contribute cliurni, and Churchill v.'ould furnish it ucliou. Utit those arc nol- the things baseball nct'ds. What baseball needs is novelty. II is jnst about the same game lhal il was when A noiibledny, it; i«in -. was playing a uc-whiskcr- ed fust base. The sport has been crying, and loudly, for nn tnjrc- ticn of imagination, u snort of color, and n transfusion of cluing'. Eugel would provide this. He'd either provide U or die trying. As n player, scout, owner, manager, and almost everything else connected with baseball, he has proved' that he has no pnticncc with the accepted order of things. His present position is president of Ihe Chattanooga Lookouts team ol the Southern Association. He moved into Chntianooga when kascball was dying and (he Lookouts were lower than the thermometer was in Florida this winter. Engel figured, and rightly, that Chattanooga, having a high community I. 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It baosls candidacy of Waller Johnson (lop) famed former pitcher tor the Washing- inglon Senators, who is running for Congress in Maryland. r; five (eel. 10 indies (nil and >velghs only IfJU, but any more veifiht probably would slow him Jown and his greatest asset is his iitnziiii; speed in covering ground. Reese made his way to the major leagues in almost record time, tn .U37 he was an Infielder for a team in the Louisville Church League, ^e signed with the Louisville Col- mels in 1038 at the age of 18 and Jiere was a $50.000 urlce tag on him when the Dodgers bought, htm. He's a kid to watch all right— tile kid who is going lo try to .how up his boss. Top SJJPCC! of EI bombing plant n the World War WHS about 75 lles an hour. Today bombers are capable of attaining speeds of 250 Phone 32 f J LOOK AT TflB VALUE OF THIS 5 YEAH OLD LUXUKY WHISKEY! Also nviiiliililu in adc liixchlfiid of ulraiglil whiskies. 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