The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 20, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 20, 1940
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f AGE SIX VET PIICIEHS lEFUSE-. 10 BE (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS They Hold Edgo On Father Time Charlie Root, 41, And 'Still'Winning Is Oldest .Of Lot ___ «, J HV JliRKV HHONOniiU) - NE4 Service Spoil;; Writer The old guy with the' scythe lieye'r falls to get his ninn in the Mli), but lie's having difficulty waving-to the sidelines n Imndful of major leaguers who just won't give »P, Few ball players arc very effective once lliej- get beyond 35 but both tiie National ami American IJ&gues this year Msf n number of durable exceptions, most of which are pitchers. .Oldest combatant is Charley Root, Chicago Cub pitcher of 41 .summers, who broke in with the Browns in 1921. In 15 subsequent years in the blg-tlmc. after spending two reasons eacli with Tcrre Haute and Los Angeles, Uoot-Jins won 577 games and lacks just iwo frames of having worked 3000 innings. He gained an even split n yea'r ago. with eight, and eight. LVG-NS SPENT ENTIRE CAREER Vviril ONE CLUB . Lanky Bob Grove of the Red Sox, has been shooting his southpaw slants over the plate ever ylfi'e lie broke in with Martfiisburg 61: the Blue Ridge League in 1920. Sore ami and all,-40-year-old Robert Mose won 15 and lost- only foiir last yenr for the Sox and indlca-' tions nre he'll do just as well Ihis trip. ' '.;tn 1923 the Chicago White Sox lured Ted Lyons awixy from Baylor University at , Waco, Tex., end ;ihe -JO-y'enr-oIc! riglit-litmdci- liar, been with the club ever since. He was effective enough In 1939 to win-14 games while losing only,six. - .Gabby Hartnell, nlso 40, spent just one year with Worcester of the-Eastern League In 1921 and then hopped to the Cubs, [or whom he.hns been catching tor 18 years, a'record for service with one outfit,'. • i At the age of 40 Sylvester Johnson-is still dishing 'em up for the Phillies, foj whom lie won eight and lost eight n year ago. COONEV LEAVES MOUND, BECOMES GREAT GARDENER Johnny- cooney broke in as n .pitcher with the old Boston Braves .when he was 20 years old, back in . 1920, After shuttling back and forth between .the mound, outfield aiul first base he went to the garden for good in 1934 and now is rated one of the src.-tc.-t dc:cn- ,slye plckefs !n Uie game. Clint Brown is "still winning for the" While Sox at 31. The Giants' Carl.Hubbell at the same iige, is :,.thev most respected southpaw in the; Nationali League. - . After .kicking around in Chicago, Detroit. Washington, Boston mid Cincinnati, 37^'ear-old Al Simmons comes back (o the Athletics' .outfield where he first attained stardom. Earl Averill, Detroit gardener is 37. So is the Tigers' Charley Geh- nriger. -Charley Ruffing of the •Yn.yiis'is 36 but still the best all- sround hnrler in the American League. Washington's Sam West Is 36. So is Pepper Martin of the Cards. Baseball isn't entirely a young man's game. • IS PflPILUR II WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, I'J-lb Yearling Wins Diaper Derby •••••KMt."'*•.'*' ^^^^__,._. oj, -^i-,.,, *- •* The sands of time nre having difficulty omitentung this trio of 4C-yeai--old veterans. Dob Drove, Boston Red Sox pitcher, above, left, started his career lu 1920. Ted Lyons. White Sox standby, Below left, began his stretch In 1923 and Gabby Hniineu, Cub manngcr who broke In back in 1921, still wields n menu tot. Summer Sport To Be Spon- Today's Sport Parade By HENT.T McUiMORJt Yankees he wants lo see Joe Di-1 ers perform. So, if the games arc - . ,,j aj , C( | for money why not give the ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 10. lUP)-Thc American nnd Nil- ;j; c g( l , Baseball "Leagues are cur- £« '' 1 tj •Jiiilu -..:-.<,*,* !„ 11°, n ., n .. n ii n .. „, rtil > s n »° ""« Bill Dickey, Joe Cordon. Heil Rolfe, nml all of the other members of baseball's mightiest crew. . He doesn't want to spend mi afternoon und Ills money for thc pleasure of watching a batch of minor league rookies. 'Hie Yankees are not by. any means ln . the only ollcndcrs All the clubs nre cardhmls here „ cmtdmm w.) ,.„„ helmet is not i ride u to such articles . I cory and Harris. ; u l]K , cxl) i bH | 0n games'wore ad• verllscd as a rookie style show lhcrc W01|U , , complaint But Ul£J . limn . Tne ^^tisemenI (he aid of the victims. The swindle" is n very simple thing, nnd even If not told admit it thc suckers -would lie hound to :ateh on before very long. Bui for Die benefit of those who may! be swindled this very dav, I'll ex- •f|g- : i- s "'tlie" Giant plain what's going on. " • j thc% R C(|S ft|1(| ' tnc During spring (ruining l( ml en I Proof tlmt the major IcWiers .-oute lo Its home base for the.are not playing fair llos m the ••.pontng of the regular season each' fuel that Ihe exhibition games nre najor league Imscliall club plnys played solely for illic money [hey icme thirty or thirty-five eslii-! make. There Isn't u manager in billon 1 games. The' prices for these the business who doesn't' know -.nines range from 51,75 tor .box ; Dial two hours of liilliug and iicld- seats to flfly cents for bleacher Ing and running by the wliolp admissions. As these prices arc' squad would be more valuable. .Tactically Ihe snitie as charged- than a scheduled game in which funs their money's worth All of ihis Is going on when Judge Uindls Is only 20 miles away. Al his age, I don't expect 'Liopy' Leo Durochei- At Helm Ifs A Crusty Crew et.lvAttWATEK, Pla.. March 20. :i;]'j—Thi-rc's more conversation. •Mkiver and popping off In the -;,!'!!> i,f Uie Brooklyn Dodders tiut-.i in .<•:-.• olluir major league ua.H« in l-'iMidu. I'rt'.sirtenl Ijin-y MacPhail jri Mumper l.eo Duroclier arc in- (Ji.i.itiviibk'. KVCII when you heat ilii'in, ymi can't slop them from .Murriiiill has sp.oiit something li)> S-TO.OOO to corral tahv.i for the liulii-rs durlns tii.s reijimo, ,',nd lie IIK-. <-:irte blanche lo pop the riibber Iwnd off his bankroll miy time be en n tote a trail phyor that might 1 hi-lp UK- dub. it i.s not witlitiul the .•omul rciilnis of reasoning to en- vHon the Htxlatra landr;; Joe Ak-ci'.vick. [he most dissatisfied ball [ player in t'nc big show, through a j Katijfrutkiii of clreunislincp.s. ! Knliug the Dodgers strk'tlv on j n-liat they hare no«-, they sesm it-iLsonably fissured of ,third pla;e, the Hist division spot they grubbed hist year after sis straight years in M'coml division. The Dodgei-s have the league's [tji'st i'lflcld. capable pitcliing, and i nd«|iialc catching. Their crying I need is a power hitter. Their out! field is still a headache bill is improved over last year. tipoff on the oulfield U the f.icl thnl Ernie Kay, the club's best outfielder last season, is going j to have to hustle to make the -.-.liuie Ihis year. Jae Vosmik, bought from Dip n«l Hox for S25.000. has ousted Koy from left. Vosmik, who has a 10- ycru- average of .311 in thc American ij-agne, slumped badly with ihe Red Sox last season, losing .48 i:«iiits off his baiting average of Die ycnr before. But even his Red Sox teammates admit he hit more !i::e drivers right into someone's hands than anybody on tlmt po°.vw- liouse crew. If Vosmik has a big yi'ji- at thc plate, it'll make a tremendous difference in the Dodgers, us quickly us Sheridrin did, but it seems to me that by now he has had time lo take some action against such an unfair practice. Come on. judge, make the clubs announce in advance whal players they 'nre going- lo employ In exhibition games. sored By A.C. Chickasaw right to expect n major league ?amc with major league players In thc lineup. But does the patron of an exhibition gsimc get that? Well, if you think so. just gel yourself a copy c.f thc box scores of the games now being played. The owners and the managers of the clubs give the customers anything that to be around with a pair o and n suit. The Yankees played Roy Cullenbine, signed for $25.- CCO after he was -cut adrift from s,, ,.,,^v, '! le T 'S m b >' Commissioner Lanthe judge to cover 20 miles quite " IS| aml Ko - v llle batllhig for Ihe .... „,.<»!.i r-i.-..i.i--.. JL. i.... : . (carter field job. Cnllenblne looked sreat afield but he hasn't started to hit. Jimmy Ripple, the Gdml ;-nstoff. looks like he'll be the riglit- The dark horse in the outfield setup is Charley Gilbert, u-jios played only one year of professional baseball and won't be 21 until July 8. if he stays, he'll be th.5 regular center fielder. But he's loo bright a prospect to sit on the aench and he may be sent buck to Nashville for nnothcr year's seasoning. Al most, he's only a year away ( from the big leagues." . fc. The infield is something to rave Iflboul defensively with Camilli at l-first, Coscarart nt second. Diirocher nt short and Lavagetto at third Added to this quartet the Dodgers have the $15.000 beauty, Pee Wee Reese, and reliable Johnny Hudson -night by several- other clubs. Reese is a major league shortstop right now but there's some question about lih IsiUlji-. D,, ro . cher's plan is to play 100 games at short himself, and let Reese plav the i-pmiiiiing 54. Receipts Slightly Higher For Alaskan Sealskins ST. LOUIS (UP)—Receipts at Ihe ••'iiniiil mil auction of Alaskan ; were $463,423. slightly better Ihan last fall's and 24 per cent better tha:i the similar sale' conducted last Mny, the Foukc Fur Co.. which conducts the sale for thc a. s. government, has announced. Best prices In (lie auction were . for 5,101) pelts of (he new nml.iia ' iliadc, a bluish-brown color, which sold tor S28.1!) each. •THE PAYOFF HY IIAKKY GKAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor MIAMI. Fla., March 20.—With no intention of depriving Scabiscult or any of the credit due him, Buddy Haas is telling intimates he easily could have beaten the crippled casloff with his stablemate Kayak II, in the 5100,000 Santa Anllii Handicap. Haas flew from Miami to ride Kayak II, and from . what ihe jockey says, Charles S. Howard had ample insurance in the event Scabiscuifs knees had not held up. As it, turned out. the 'Biscuit beat the South American horse bv a length in equalling the track: record for the mile and a tinarter— 2:01 1-5. Haas was as pleased as everybody else to see the immortal Sea- biscuit break Sun Beau's all-time money-winning mark . . . boost it to $437,100. We simply pass what he 'says itlong for you to remember in figuring Kayak II in future handi- 1 caps. | Also allow a thoroughbred coming out of Columbia, S. C.. shortly plenty in your figures. His name is Challcdon. FRENCHMAN TO ATTEMPT 71-MILE FLORIDA SWIM Marathon swims were supposed to be things of thc misty past, but here comes Paul Cliolteiu vowing he's going to paddle from Bimini to Palm Beach, sharks and all, in a couple of weeks. The distance is 71 miles as Ihe homing pigeon flies, but birds do Blytheville will have a soflball league this summer lor the sixth year with thc Chickasaw Athletic Club sponsoring the project for the third season, A board of directors appointed cy the athletic club, which is Interested In amateur sports of Blv- T«r Ule 'H iS made up of Jam "^ Terry, Harman Taylor and Ln- whT tWhiUle who namcd Joe ' Whtley .to organize the learns. .Plans are underway to have teams also formed al Osceola Kpi- ser, joiner and Leachville in an effort to have inter-city gmss-al Tit ,1" ,' he threc "&"«* fic >"^ at Blytheville. Osceola and Joiner ' 'Four boys teams will m a ic e „„ tll , B ythevilie tague> ft ,. k , -0wn ^ here Is a probability that at least two girls teams will be organized -« boys and six girls teams for the county are sought. Boys teams already planned are the Coca Cola, Arkmo power pi. -- — wuo.M l^aluViiH'^ ; taking the place of oood- jf»i 'or the teams which participated last year. The schedule will be made with first week In May with the seaso'f to close the last week hi Seplem All Bljthevllle games will h played at Haley Field. that happens pair of spikes . ihe Giants the other day and Ihe only Yankee regulars in the lineup were Charley Keller and Babe Dahlgrcn, and the latter was playing shortstop and not first base. That's n fair and square deal for you. When n man pays lo see the One way of keeping our feet on the ground STANDARD TIRES The walfir from melted Icebergs s is pure and fresh. superb bird of p^dlse dls- •, a t 01 ** 0 ™ h « 8 d ornament to attract its mate. Jit,to '- 'KOPORTIONATELY LOW// At Today's LOW PRICES! SO BUDGET PLAN j As i Low As i'er Week On Our PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th w.lnol It' hftta changed tvofldit IMS for thefirst balloonist. He saw hills and valleys level out. He saw dark clouds serving a thrilling purpose when they reflected a gor- ' geous sunset. He got a new perspective. Wise is the man who takes a broad view of today's events and keeps them always in true focus. He makes no mountain out of a rumor and sees no valley 33 deep as Ihe despair of the pessimists. He is confident that he can take the hurdles as they come. Sucli a man has the will to work—and the goal judgment to relax when work >s done. Moderate in all things, in his tnouglits and in his activities, he is living really living—with and for his family and amo:;g his friends. (He is unusual if lie doesn't usually serve Budweiser.) He is, indeed, the backbone of America. current.. '° " Hw f ° r ' Wos """ Chotteau, 230-pound Frenchman, swam C9 miles in 44 hours off Santa Barbara, and- 44 miles from Catalma Island to Santa Monica ni J3 hours and 54 minutes The war prevented his attempting to sw.m the English channel and <sek. all in one swipe. And make it 01- 113, Chottean intends to take his concert violin and spend tlie remainder of his (lays us muster of his oivn orchestra. He was concert master at one of the larger Broadway motion imiire places in 1929-30. Now he's defying sharks in n 71-mile ocean swim. "Bui they'll not attack a human :n water." Insists huge Paul Chot-' teau. "unless that person is bleeding." i A good thing to know in case j.vou ever go overboard on one of I those Caribbean cruises. ROLLER DERBY OUTDJiAW.S 000 TliAC'K IN MIAMI The Roller Derby is the first night attraction in history to ont- draw Hie dogs in the .Miami area ... It hud a terrific rim' in Coral Gables ... Leo Seltzer, its originator, maintains roller skating is Ihe most, popular sport in the book because such .1 large percentage of the population have had j roller sknlos on at one time or 'another, but that most folks cease [roller skating, except in rinks, by the time they are 12. The latest gadget for soaring piiots is a device to locate thermals. Mounted on each end of tlie wing, Ihe device (ells accurately on whi:°i side tlie warm air is rising, and thus enables the pilot to detect a warm air current. ' Ken- to Pilot Daytoua Beach Club For Cards DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Mnr 30.—Dickie -Kcrr, little southpaw pitcher, who was the hero of the 1919 world series, winning the only Iwo games taken by the Chicago White Sox, will manage the Day- toua Beach Islanders of the Florida State League. Kcrr. who lives at Blytheville, Ark., recently joined the St. Louis Cardinals organization with which the local club'is affiliated. He succeeds Tommy West who was promoted to Asheville in the Piedmont League as manager. Kerr will be a non-playing manager. He has been in baseball since 10)0 when he started with Para- soi.-ld. Ark. Japan taxes her native radio listeners 25 cents a month." Don't Miss The CRAZY SALE Full Details On Pages 1C and 11 SAVE MONEY! 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