The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1940 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 19, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILM3 (ARX.) COURIER NEWS Competent Manager, Eag- . er Owner Just Don't Have Major League Club BY HAltK'y, GHAYSON, NEA Service Sjiorls lidilor MIAMI BEACH. Fla.—For years It has been suspected the Phillies were n nomadic band wandering around ihe National Lcngn: wilh no one at Ihelr head. Not even Ihe I'hillies cared about ihc Phillies, you hoard, and Ihelr stout defense of eighth place bore out the_ a.s'umption, So • it is news when you run across someone actually concc, ned alxmt the Phillies. I discovered him on (he beneh at Flamingo Park here inspecting his athletes with the admiration of a pennant- winning .magnate. Perhaps it Is because Gerald Paul Nugent- has been will, llic Phillies since 1825 and has grown u«d to them. C:.>ry Nugent is n iii', handsome and pleasant irishman who got Inlo baseball thioi^h marrying Mne Mailea, to Wllllniii r. Bnker, the New York contract'.! who formerly controlled the franchise. The Nugcnts own a majority f-.l the stock and It Is not for sale despite the tact that the outfit hasn't made money since they took over. Anyway, Nugent considers 47 too young to retire knew whnl lo do the Phillies. Nugent feels he completed a 13- year task nnd lhat the financial structure of Ihe club wns fully rebuilt in mid-season of 1936 when he was released from what was a unique and perpetual leiiKc al Baker Bowl and moved Into the American League plant — Shlbe Park. No longer is it necessary for Nugent to pour thousands of dollars] a year Into maintenance at the-1 •;bandbox that was Baker Bowl,! .chiefly in the interest of safety. While it still was nothing to) boast about, home attendance! picked up 33 1-3 per cent in llic new setiiu mid under llghls. Nugent is confident )io DO longer will have to sell his outslnndlni; players to remain solvent, as lie did in the cnscs of Chuck Klein, Cni-t Davis, Elhan Allen, Dolnh Cnmllll and Cucky Wnllers. | Tlic Glnnls and others would i like to have the rlght-h'ancl ujteh- eis, Hugh Miik'ahy and Wullcr Ilitibe. Outfielder Morrle Amo- vlcli would bring a fancy price, but Nugent is keeping his tiest talent now. Dr. Thompson Prothro will be a more capable manager now lliat lie knov.'s the league. Kf( ix-vy—six feet live and, weighing 105 pounds—Is the Bin noise in Hie I'hillies' camp at the moment, however. He will ue H' V - cn every opportunity to beat out Gin Suhr 'at fust base. KKRAKDKU AS OKllKKi'S Sl.'COl.'.S.SOK A s'rac 1 ago Iwy «'ns rated Bl- most a certainty to succeed l-o» C!c-lii'i« of [Jie, Yankre.s, who outbid (he fieds mid unvfi jiim $4000 for signing u contract while lit w.'is student lit Jiolllii.'i College in Die .spring of 1936. A line drive lilller and Die fastest man In camp despite his size, levy's work was highly sillsfac- tory In ihe New York cliaiu unit! last season, which he spent with Newark and Oakland. He (ikln'l like Ihe way Johnny Hciin gave n|> an him In Newark. Nerves pinched In his back while sliding put him hi the ihigoul. He Kot to throwing tols Wilier nnd you. Protliro's Leading Men and if lie peddled Shawiice Cage Teams Compile Good Record In 1940 Season ID, 194C Gives Neighbors' The Musical Bird. Exirnctirrlciilar ftlso said to have poor llghl acllvltles put him Yankee officials. are in & Anyway, he failed to net going ngnin after being shipped to the Cnklnml Coasters. So the Phils gave Ihe Ynnkee.s S7500 anil Jim shilling. Die second baseman who was with Cleveland last spring, for Ihe right to look at Levy and must pay $17.500 more I! they keep the big fellow Into May. The Phillies paying $25,000 lor a ball player! Why, it sounds like Larry MncPhail. So don't lake any stock In those yarns about nobody caring about the Phillies. Gerry Nugent iloes. perry Nugent, owner of the Phillies, asserts he no longer has lo sell his stars to keep solvent nnd 'consequently he intends to hold onto Hugh. Mulcnhy, left, his ace pitcher, and Morrle Arnovich, one of iliJ National League's hitters. FIND5 BETTER "MAKIN'S"SMOKE< COfllESS! Today's Sport Parade Bj HENTT MeLEMOU ROUIN' IS AIL RISHT-'CEPF THERE'S SO MUCH NOT WITH PRINCE ALBERT. IT'S CRIMP CUT TO STAY PUT. you SAVE MONEV WITH KA. AND BLOWIN 'ROUND YtS-AND : GOT THE COOO. RICH HOW RIGHT : VOOARE! PRINCE AtSECT POESMUCTME PAPtR AND ROUS «$nft OUT NIPPING YOUR TONGUE tint roll-jmir-own cigarettes In lundy pocket tin ST. PETERSBURG, Pla,, March 13. (U1 J ) — Tlie Icaoue o! 'women baseball sutlcrers, composed of wives of major league players, has :omc up with one ol the most prom lshi|> rookies Ui yeurs In the person ol Dorolliy uiM'igKio. bride of Ihe Ynnkec .slugger center iicldcr. Although making her first trip spring Iraihlng ;a'.np, Mrs has shown enouli talent as a sufferer when the Yankees nre playing to earn her high praise frti:i. such vctcrjii squirmers, nail chtv:- ers. lip biters, ami permuueut wavf ja tsood hitter and 1 didn't have the comfort of knowing he usually gets His .shine of hits and runs." Mrs. DIMjujio's ability lo sutler so Intently probably lies in Ihe fuel thul she wits once a baseball player herself, nnd thus knows the protons and hardships of hitting liiuh ones, curves that break like a pare of glass, nnd tantallzhu changes of pace and the such. Yes, Mrs. DIMngt'lo was a better than fair baseman In her day. She never quit* tnaiic- tne majors .JIK there vfns a time not so many years .IBO when she was the bssl yirl soft bailer in Duliith, Minnesota. "I wns a pretty good hitter," she admitted under (iiieslloniny. "i was: always nroimd .300 and got quite n .e.. IICIMC runs. No, I wjsii'l as good a hitter ns Joe, mul I couldn't ,--M <|iuu: as weji ns lie doej, but then he lias had more experience." U)> until the time she met Joe, late In the 1037 season, she had never seea a major league baseball gsme. But it didn't take her long to correct that uilstnkc. She met Joe on Aug. 4 nnd on Aug. 5 wns In the stands to sec him break up i. nine with an extra tme hit. Since that time she hasn't mis'icxl n Yankee game when she was In New VI Gome/, Dickey, and Pauline disnrrnngcis Rolfc, June Ruffing. Mrs. DiMagglo was put to hei first real lest nl llu; all-star game between the American nnd Nallonn: Leagues here last .Sunday ir.'U lar behavior when her husband was nt bat or chasing n fly. mid the American league wjij hetiliul. rtMnpe her ns ready to st.'p l:itj bi league of Kiitfeivrs in her first yea: 'up. Tills correspondent saw Mi-i DUMnggio before she went to the all-star game and niter she he returned. Or. her d.'pmure for t!;. park she could hnve passed mitste: before (he most exacting coutomiei In the world, uiul her iiml.-e-Uj) sn coirfucr were nmpeccable. When I saw her again, nfler she had been Ilirough Ihe torment of teeing husband Joe full lo get a hit, and the Nationals lick the Americans, she coulii have use;! l!ie -omplcle $5 treatment In a beauty Furlor. And this, mind you, despite the fact that naturally she is just about the prettiest wife in baseball, Two hours in the torture chamber reserved for the players' wives had all but made n wreck ot her. She didn't deny thai htr experience had been harrowing, either. "It's terrible." she ssiW wearily, "that sitting there r.nd walchirj your man at the phle. You hope nnd you proy he'll get a hit. You find yourself hating the umpire when he calls a .strike, and the pitcher for throwing it. i don'l think f could slnnd it if Joe weren't 2 Great New Gasolines! York, nnd she miss any more. "It's terrible sutfcilng.' "bul It's fun. And. too, I've sol to doesn't hilt-mi slie said. gel in Ivaining for my first. World Scries this fnll. That will make nu- worry and fret." Tilts remark made it obvious tlu.l Mrs. DtMiik'aii) hasn't seen Ihe Yanks in a World Serie.s. They don't give their bickers nuijh til worry abotil. Just uiur .straight :\.i.l In a hurry. For the life of us we can't feel sorry for Mrs. DIMu;; an-.l lier siil- fcrhig. If she Is tortured when J,;e 1'cine.s- lo but, jiitt think of what Ihe wives of those .230 hlltcra ro through. Hubbard Wins Caruthcrsvillo Tourney Tillc The Ilubbni'd linrdwnrc basketball team of Blyiheville nosetl out the Cariilhersvlilc Rebels 20 to 22 In an c.vcitliii; contest at, Cnriith- traville last night to win the Independent Invitation toimmmcnt inst niflil. The gniiu' wns close throughout, wilh Blytlievilie niRlntnlning n narrow margin over the Rebels most ot the way. At the half Hubbard had a five point advantage. Axhabiaimer of Hubbard's anil Robinson of (Jarulhersvllle cadi scored M points to divide the individual scoring honors. The name was plnyed at the Cimilhersville high school gym ami (he win carried u cash p'rizc ot $17.50 for Ihe Blytlievilie team. The Rebels took second place moner ot $7.50. A preliminary came (he Caruth- cisvllla Baptists defeated Gideon Mo.. 28-22 lo win the consolation prize of .$5.00 offered by sponsors of the tournament. New history was written by Shawneo hlnh school's basketball (coins of Joiner during tile 1040 season. Coach James A. Puckctt's Junior iiiu! senior cafcrs had an aggregate- total of 39 victories and only l.'t defends for a winning average of .CG7 for the four teams, won an in- j citation tournnrnc-iu, finished sec- jond In Another and carried olf i coiiEolalioii prtees In three others. Five trophies were consequently added to (heir alre.idy filled trophy I cases. ,. i The crack Indian rive compiled J j the record. While they didn't : will the- annual Mississippi County j lournnmeut. they :inmse(l the fin- ''st record of any boys' leant in the county and lay claim lo the I unufllclul championship, They won ; 17 and lost only two during the regular season. Later they avenged i (hose two licklnys wilh overwhehn- } ina scores over lilackwater and [Manila, their conquerors, hi lour| nuincnl play they won four and :losi only two. They captured first, 'in the Lnxorn invitation tmirna- irncnt, consolation In Ihc county, and won their lirsl start in the district Ijufore bclns eliminated by .''larked Tree. The girls finished the campaign tin a blaze of glory after a disheartening start, They won their first t'.ime with Dyess then slipped into :i losing streak (hut lasted through seven straight games. Hut they finally got the winning habit again and won eight, of their lost nine ganit's lo finish the schedule with nine wins nnd seven defeats. They took third place (consolation winner) in the county tournament. Despite irregular practice and a limited schedule, the juniors kept imcc with Iheir older mates. Tlie boys defeated Brylhevllle Jmiloii, 18-11, during Die regular season, llion downed Dyess and Tyronza before losing to Whltlon in the llnals of the irivilalion tournament Saturday night at, Whitton. Beaten by WlilUon, n-14, In the girls' division of Ihe Whilion tourney opener, the Junior girls came back lo whip spear Lake, 22-13- Stlllman, 27-20; and Tyronza, 1810. to win the consolation bracket. The season record; (Boy.s) Shawnee 39, Dyess 16; Shawnee 4a, Marlon 25; Shawnee 27, Reiser r Shawnee 20, Osccola 1C; Shawnee 34, Osceola 13; Shawnee 26, Marion 27; Shawnee 27, West Memphis 20; Shnwnec 27, Hlytheville 24; Shawnee 27, liiyiiievllle 2Q- Shavaiee 20, Manila 37; Shawnee 35, Manila 31; Shawnee 45, Black Water 41; Shawnee 29, Blackwater 38; Shawnee !>2, Luxora 13; Shawnee 5G. Luxora 8; Shawnee 01, Tyronza H; Shawnee C2, Wilson 25; Sliawnee 54, Wilson 14; Shawnee 52, Mlssco 25 (county ton rn a menu; Shawnee 47, Marion 40 (District, tournament.; Shawnee 51, Tyronza 13; Shawnee 27, Burdettc 30 (County tournament); Shawnee 2; Mart- cd Tree 41 ((lisa-let Tournament). (Girls)—Shawnee 10, Dyess 10- Shawnee 13, Marion 34; Shawnee 22, West Memphis 37; Slmwnee 24 Marion 38; Shawnee 24, Manila 30; Shawnee Wilson 30; Shawnee Game Preserve Offered > To State on Leas - -. --• • . . j: .SALT UAKE CITY,-Utah' (UF 'if'} The American Mining and SiiH'kl Ing'company Ins offered the stut-f at n rental price of $1 per acre ' year, nil ll.OflO-acrn game pri serve near .\fngna, together will the huge herds of elk and dee that have accumulated there. : H was orighiolly bought to pre vent ovcr.grazlng and floods. Ttt ••lale would 1 be required lo proven poaching. ; 14, lAixora 17; Shnwnec 42, Black Water 31; Shawnee 3G, Black Water 27; Shawnee 29, Wilson 26- Shawnee 37, Wilson 25; Shawnee 27. Luxorn 25; Shawnee 32, Black Water 24; Shawnee 22, Manila 12' Shawnee 17, Dell IB; Shawnee 27 Oye.M 18. SANTA ROSA, Cal. (UP) — M r J Emm Carueso In her petition fo j | divorce from her husband, a \w/- worker, slates lhai he : cams $50 :•! month and asks that she be givci" SiO of it tor alimony. She alsi : wants $100 attorney lees and $21 • u.i.i ujsis. she charged cruelly. WAKNING OHDKH In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District) Mississippi Coun- ly, Arkansas. Williiun Howard Thorn, Plaintiff. vs. No. 117-1 Nellie May Tliom, Defendant. Tlie defendant Nellie is warned to appear within tlitriy; (lays in tiie court named in n,e! caption hereof and answer the com-i plaint of the plaintiff William How-' acd Thorn. ' Dated this IB day of March 1940' HARVEY MOHHIS, Clerk ' Ally for pllf E-.l ti. Cook Ally ad lilem Neill Reed 19-2G-2-9 idant. 'M rf'iy Thorn" Sinkey And Meyers Win At Arena Charles Sinkey rocked old Jo. Dlllintiti into submission in two straight -falls lust nitjlit after the veteran Greek had scored tlie tii-.,i full in an exciting match at the Silon arena. Dillman't f.ill "came- when he arched Slnkcy's l-'gs (\i\. back with tlie crab hold i Hi mlntitjs nfler the miik'h opened. Tne second and third falls went to Sinkey as result of the rolling rocfclnj cliair split. Time required for Uic second fnll was seven mi'iufc."; oiiii ten for the third. Last night's bottle bet ireen Le? Meyers nnd Jnck Monta.-a left, -.he hitter .slill wlthotn ;i win <n lo^n! iipi'Utlon. Meyers v.-ji.s jnst yltnyl 1 . loa tonah. He employe,! llic liijhly .-Itccllve Jim I.onilos toj hold to win in straight falls. r«|uii'in,;'.u minutes for the lirst and seven 'for Lhe second. aiurp-p'.nichir.g Ul-ly Trlje o. Manila slugged it out' with Billy TlioiuiJ.ion ol Blytlievilie in a three round boxing mulch last uijhl nn:l linally slopped the local bo v - with technical knockout in the thin! round. Thompson made a BOSJ fljlu of it, however, and cnjoye.i n slight edge in the firsl round. He was or. : e.invns for u nine count in tlv. third a sltorl time before Hie fight ended but came up for more. WASECA, Mlnu. (UP>—Fur ue U from Howard Diechen to deprive guesls of a view of Clear Lik? from ail points of tlie compass -.v'.i.lj ra- iiij in his Inkc-front home. DlechC!;. nsinj; automobile parts, built a rolatliij; dining room, made to comiilete one turn i-.-^ry hail hour. STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF LOUISIANA Tip for Easter, March 24 ...*/«,/„:,„„ DO BBS There's no lner gift for ii man, and noiu> \\\- A \ will hring more l<is(in$r nleasure. Von simnu buy the Ooblis Gift Ccrtilcatc and send it lo him in a Miniature Ilobbs Hal Jtox. He has the pleasure of selcclii)!j his own ha!. R. D. HUGHES & CO, ilrs. have tremendous possibili- But right now Carl Hubbell m\\A have to do a complete come- Jack to give' (lie majors two really 'ilgh-class left-handers. And the olher is the 40-year-old Robert Mcses Grove. Johnny Vandcr Mecr startled :he baseball world with successive lo-hh. no-run performances iu 1938. but was a bust last. trip. /cinou Gome?, was below form MIl.NAlt Of INDIANS MAY COMK THROUGH Marlus Russo of the Yankees is remarkable prospect, but Lurry reuch of tlie Cubs nnd Bob Wei- nud of the Cardinals will surprise 'f they do any better than they lave in the past. Al Militar of the Indians may Ind hltnscll one of these fine dtvys. THE PAYOFF HY HAKKV GHAYSON NKA Service Sports Kditor ST. PETERSBURG, Pla., March 19.—Someone asked Joe McCarthy r hy the Yankees gave the Reds Joe Beggs ot their Newark farm for lanky Lee Grissom and his questionable arm. "Grissom's left-handed, isn't, he?" icplicd the manager of the world hut Thornton Lee of the Wlille Sox. Cliff Melton of (he Giants Howard Mills of the Browns, Frh-/ Ostermueller of the Red Sox, Milburn Bhotfner of the Ueds, V'-i" .Tamulis and AI Hollfngsworth of jlhc Dodgers are on the mediocre ' side. Other left-handed hopefuls •>••» Folks in Elizabeth, N. J., thought they were hearing things when they niv pigeons (lying around, apparently caroling like canaries. ! 13ut their ears weren't deceiving them. Pigeon fancier George Spiegel, had fastened miniature Pans pipes on their tails (see Photo), and as the birds flew about, the wind whislted musically .hrougli Hie reeds. Max Lanlcr and Sunkcl of the Red Birds and Max Macon of the Brooklyn*. Clyde Shotin of the Cards is a relief worker. The Pirates gave Syracuse the of $75,000 r or 6-foot :hflmpioiis, as though that were 1 .,,., , , • — •— - •—"• "- iomething out of the ordinary. And - ''J .','"',° CC ' who " as - vel (0 • - ' demonstrate he can field a bunt in Is, for good southpaws suddenly major league fashion. n time as -aW.ers' 0 '""' 1 "' ^^ ** C '' IPMC A " (1 »"h is as Clark GrifRth cracked something ",?' ,^, '; elal f Umt the .bout Washington having the fin- " fa niv a '' C scrcwbn " s '.st poil-siders in the business, whicli jsouTlil'\v •>ny well be true, for linwlegged j ^, yri,,,.'. Joe Krnwanskns and KeiKlnl! I Did you ever know a more sensible ball player than Hubbell? He- member Eddie Plank? Lefty Gomez isn't half as dairy as he is painted. He's just a eood-natured kirt having a lot of fun and chcckful or class. Sure, Rube Waddell, was left- handed, but Bugs Raymond was right-handed and he was ns ec- ceiiirlc as the Rube. A left-hander has a natural advantage in pitching for several reasons. One is that the hitters see fewer left-handers than right- SPECIAL! 1 f'.\ More for Ihe same money Johnson's Wax and Olo-Coat SHOUSE-HENRY HAHDWARE CO. 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