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''Ml l-'RIDAY, APRIL 5, 11)40 Says National Is Pitchets' League And That Suils Cincinnati . BV GEOHGE KIUKSGV l/nileil i> rcss siaff Correspondent NEW YORK. April 5. (UP)-Tlic National league is a pllcliei s figtie nnd the Cincinnati Reels have the pitching. Thai's (lie main iciison why Rill McKeehnie's club Mil win again nnd become the ilrsl team to repeat In the tenlor ch- cuit since Ihe Oinnts copped the flag In 1936-31. But it's going to be another red- hot race with four and perhaps five other clubs making gesture at the big prize. 'Hie Reds won with 97 victories in 1939. They'll have n stronger club this season but they won't win ns manv games because the lengtie will be' better balanced. Cincinnati's main opposition should come from the Cardinals They imvc the makings of u pennant winner but may be 11 yc.n or more away. The Cubs, Dodgeis, Ciiants and 1'irates all have possibilities ranging In (hat, order but it's conceivable ihril any one of those four might be the year's big flop because all are loaded with "it's." The Reels have the solid team. They have only one spot to woii.\ nbonl—left Held—and they have three men, Mike McCormick, Vince DiMaggio and Wall.v Beiger to draw on to fill tt. If McCormick can hit a curve ball, he'll plus the gap. If not, the job goes to Di- Mapglo whose weakness is also at | the plate. If both flop, then Me Berger again, in which ciisc he won't be any worse off (linn he BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 'Big Time' Newcomers Jimmy I'ofnhl, left, Is up from Minneapolis to play plenty of .slinitbtop for flir \\nsliin»|,, ; i Hub. )'nf:i)il mills in (he .VatioiwU' attack, too. Cleveland Indhns fu)r< ly roared niniis after l,a\\ liiniilrejui, iiliove, joined them in I!)M, with liro-tdirds of (do season fjont-'. He luuiillcri 391 ehaiices in 5,'1,'t g.-tnrcs. Dnininic DiMaffgio, right, lilt .:«;] for San Francisco ;im! is a «]icc- t;iriil;ir outficliler and luse-nniner for the ISoslon I{ed ,So\. Gumheit and Hubbell wive Ihe ever played nine holes us brilliantly *••!. jjiniv. »i uuu* HUJJ, ivic- v "'iujv-i L iiijii i LUUUI u vi j vi; i in t \ Cl plHyLu III] 1C llOlpS us )' Kechnie will have to fall back onlTerrynen two aces bnl the drop as Ueiiiarcl did yesterday.' knock down the, with a bong, the ohuits should tlie critics have | (.' trouble, but it isn't in (lie " ' '' - cards for three rookies to burn up the league. was a year ago. In trying to Reds, some of judged them on their world series showing against the Yanks. Unlike the. Cubs who lost their poise and equilibrium after (lie 1038 Yankee debacle, the Reds have profited by their sad showing. Einie Lombard!, who took a nap al .home plate in the last garni: of (he series, hasn't been lazed by the ridicule he's been sub- froin them is colossal. If Young . Tied for third place are'two more — — , ^.^..,„,. ,, 4 u.iuo i i it:u iui Lima piace are uvo moral tost. Witek al second and JUick- men who hull from the land whcr cr in the outflcki r.ll come through • the antelope play, clouds ,..„ scarce, and discouraging words are rarer thiin Siamese twins with a lisp. One is Uyron Nelson, present National Open champion, and Ihe ir [ The Bees seem destined for sev-1 other is Harry Cooper. Cooper was ie enth place again with a typical born in Scotland bul lie wasted '" defensive team, tough to beat in little time in getting to Texas. He Boston. The Phillies will improve arrived there at the nue of two. over last year or Doc Prothro will chase every ball player he lias right into (he Schuylkill river. It the Phils . irmku any runs for jscted lo during Ihe winter. He's! him. Kirby Hlgbc may win close CiMagglo plays left, tlie Cincinnati outfield is I lie loop's besl defensive trio. And for punch. Goodman. McCormick and Lombard! can't be laughed oil. The Cardinals, who trailed the Reds by 4';- games last year, have shown more pep and hustle than to 20 games. in any spring enmp in memory. Harry Craft, 35 pounds heavier and a well m;\n, is bent on prov- ing-:tiiat .his poor scries showing w'asi caused by his condition. But the heart and soul of tin: Reds is their pitching stair, headed by Paul Derringer ancl Bucfcy Walters who won 52 games between them last year. They are as sure to win 20 games each this season as any pitchers in baseball. In addition they are going to gel more help than they had a year ago. Gene Thompson Is the league's brightest young pitcher. Whitc.v Moore is coming along. Vnndcr Mecr isn't through, as some hint. Jim Turner gives Mc- Kechnic the veteran "spot man" hi: needs to beat the second division clubs. Joe Beggs is liable to be a life-saver as a relief man. In addition, the Reds have a lirsl class defense lo buck up their pitching. Tlie infield of McCormick, Frey or Joost. Myers and Werbcr, can match any in the league. If either McCormick Today's Sport Parade By IIENf.T MeJLKMOBLl AUGUSTA. On.. April 5. (Uf>— Scotland may be the horns of golf. but Texas is the home of goiters. Out there where the west begins the handclasps are a little warmer —and so are the scores. Yon could close all the golf courses of the other 41 states and Texas would still see to it that the United States remained supreme in the sport. Right now there are enough great Texas-born or Texas-raised players to dominate any toun:a- ment anywhere in the world. You couldn't find » better example than the tournament that is played right here in Augusta Yon can take eight Texas players and challenge the world. And challenge it confidently. To the four we have mentioned adrt Ben Ilogan. winner of the National Opi-a; Dick Mel/., who learned his game in Dallas: and Lloyd Alangnun's ol:!er and. unlil yesterday, more celebrated brother. Ray. who ir, affectionately known as Hie "human No. 1 iron." Between them, those ci»hl have won just about nil there is lo win. They have expressed a willingness (o play any other eight men. anywhere, any time, and for anything. If the match is ever made, take my advice and ride with Texas. tt may be Ihe tone Star Slate, but not in golf, jn B o|f star-spangled banner. It the Masters' and . title is not the product of a press agent. It really is the Masters' tournament for masters, 11 Is to golf what the all-star game Is to baseball. The field consists of 58 amateurs and professionals and they arc hero because of their records, and not because they know some- definite problems that are going i -• -- -------- -—* . to wci«h heavily against them over p"><<y °r ncctl " week's vacation in Ihe route. Tlieir 'infield is uncer- " .southern clime H is the most selccl of all golf lain. Joe Medwick's menial altitude after being forced to sign a contract he swore he'd never accept, isn't conducive lo fmthcring Ihc St. l.onis cause. Ray Blades' method of juggling his pitchers leaves much l» be desired in a pennant contender. Hut with it all. the Cards have Ihc ( . . punch. Mcdu-ick. Mlxe. Padgett and i '', '„ '. .V."' 1 ' . Gco fil'iiLhlci' K ive Ihe Cards an at, ! Yorkers? California.,*? lack that could pull them through , ^ 0 - !,„,!,• fr^ivo ir Hid iiifipM is 7 CXiUlS. fields nnil-Ih? man who wins it will have accomplished a task every bit as difficult as winning the National Open. Bo. having told yon llisl. let me ask you to take a guess as to what men are leading the field aftv-r ycs- lei'd.iy's opening day of IB hobs. Georgians? New standouts — I nil Ion. books, room and board ,uxl spending money. The resull no doubt will be'that In three or four years the brand i)f basketball pln.ved In Dixie will compare favorably 1 with 1 that ot any other section of the United States. When George Glainnck named All-America center past winter, lie was the , southern player accorded was (he first . . the honor hi more than n decade, And Glamnck, who performed for North Carolina, registered ''''from Johnstown, Pii. ' ••',>• The bist'esl drawback to s.'onth- ern basketball, according to-,- Hoy Muntioiif, veteran coach of Georgia Tech, has been a lack of atle- fjiinle playing space. There arc far fewer lop-natcl gymnasiums in Dixie than where. Many secondary .schools play on outdoor courts. And good basketball players can't be developed outdoors. Basketball attendance w«s off 121 SWING BIG PAGE -FIVE* | s (h c THE PAYOFF this year, as much as 20 lo 25 per Eight Teams Open With Replacement At Shortstop Job Ky IIAKKV GK^VSON' NBA Scrvico H]>*>rti Killlor NKW ORLEANS, April 5.—Where nre those who wero shouting about K shortage of major lengue bnll pluyers? It's a bit too early to nay how fiood they arc, but Judging by the Dumber of additions lo big league outfits this spring, n deiirtli of tnl- enl most certainly does not exist. No fewer than ISO new faces figure lo open (lie championship campaigns with the 10 major clubs. 75 of ihoni making llictr bows on big time. Half of the Iciuns start with new shortstops, Cleveland has the clussy Illinois product, 1,011 llomlreau. The Cubs are taking a chance with 19-ycnr- old Hob Sluriri'on, who led the American Association In assists, lirooklyu has the brilliant Poe Wee Reese, up from Louisville with u bit. o; the bnne-nnmlng O f Ty Cobb in him, Washington Is banking on James William I'ofahl, who batted '.(02 In the American Awnelnilon, vcus second with ran rims, fourth wllli nti hits and fifth Iti total bases, having 35 doubles, nine triples and 19 home runs. The Cardinals are depending on Inll Mnrlln Marlon. In from Rochester and possessing all the qualifications In the field. Alnn Strange was polished sufficiently in Scalllc to muke a no of It this (rip with the Drowns, The Athletic* will slnrt Fred Chapman, who 1ms been around since he had a brief trial with Washington In l!»35. I'hillles believe they Imvc ng In Nig IJrngan, who came up from t'ensncola as a third biiscniiin. but who as a short.itop sel a Southeastern League record in IMS wllli 5M assists. Hul .shortstop IB not Ihc only position decorated by strangers. Joe Croiiln and the Uoslon Americans believe bespectacled Dominic DlMagglo. who hit .381 for San Francisco, Is a kick tn (he pants lo make good in Ihe outfield. The Red tjox also have come up with three line young pitchers: Herb Hush and Wllbiirn liutland, .... right-handers from Minneapolis, else-I and Maurice Harris, n -southpaw who checked in from s'cranton. The liccs are risking It with 1(1- year-olcl Sebastian Daniel Slstl ill second base. And Cleveland launches its chuEc with kids on both sides of third base remindful of JOD Dugim or. Hie old Yankees. Kollowny lilt ,302 for Oklnlioniii City. Kennedy compiled a .28-1 average In 310 KIIIIIOS with Slirevepoil os the youngest iiiliieic In the Texas 1/eagnc, oust to assure the opposition their pllelilng will not bog down, the Vniikws boli up with three rousing right-handers, Wnrflii iircuer and Tommy Uels, uillcd from Kansas City, nml Ctmrley Slimfcu, brought In from Bliighamton, 'Iliu Athlelles iiro auld lo have one of iho brightest cutchlnif. pros- poets In yeius In Hnrokl Wnunor, u-lio spent 1039 with Newark iiml who was smisht by oilier major league arrays, Willie his absence would be felt tlio Cimllnnls won't be exactly out 01 It even though Jinuiiy Brown's twisted knee keeps him out (or a spell. The ISO-pound Joe Grengo, buck from Sticrumenlo, nml little Kddlc Lake, who nhowed Ihe way In the Tcxns Leiiguo In walks and rims, nrc onger to break Into the St. Ixjtilj Infield. They were left out when Martin Minion's s|)L>ct«cnliir fielding mul nil-owing won (ho sliort.itopplng Job and sin Jilnrlln reverted to his cnrly IOM form lo remain at second bnsc. There fire still plenty of bnll players and as recently as Ins) season ft eouplo of .lolmny-comc- Latelys—Ted \vlllli\ms of the Hed fiox nnd Cliiuley Keller of the Yanks-dcm-ly (tcnmiisfiiited they nre not nil exactly bud. on sheer force if the infield Is patched up and Mcdwick doe.s not flaunt Blades' authority. There is Lloyd 'M.-mjnmi on top with a first round frore of G4 tint Him uiancs amuuiu*. .--... — The Cute are another "if" learn.:' 01 ' 0 l> nr ni'nn and gave him the Hnvlnc-tl is dclinitely on the spot 'll'l.™""' 1 of hnvlnj shot the finest as manager. Much depends upon competitive round in the histor, ' " n 111^ ni tiin c 1 !*„,. .,*...•.., ,,„ pitching of Clay Biyant and Di/y.y IX'an. ami tlie solution of the shortstop problem. Tlie Cubs very definitely can finish anywhere from first lo sixth, accord- in i; to how much the Chicago players' give out anil how well Kart- nclt "handles them. Brooklyn is likely lo skip ivntch. 'Ihc addition ot Vnsiflik and Culldibinc liasn'l given the Dodgers the punch tliry ncrrt fo badly. Their inlirtd Is cb'sy. anrt rookie ; ] Pec Wee Uccsr may take shorlMOp; the, same. That M lias rcver had an equal over a likp course and tinder prevsurc 1 . , I -,,,,. 1V ., , , Ke - (t lo Manxrum is Jimmy I)e- from first lo sixth, accord- maret. as lexa-, as a cut-llc brand. Jimmy fired an ama/.in;; 30 on the b;»ck nine lo bag a r»T. A soirrh of the record books, plus a lal!; a witli the oldest living golf critic, won't brir.s lo li^hl By JliHKV HUONnlTi:i.I) NEA Seivlcfl .Spoils Writer CHICAGO. April 5 —The south, long Dip nnlion's basketball section, has starlet) lo builU its i! fortunes in the mannor which neiped keep iu footb.ill standard so high. But o/ of northern and miriwestern colleges contend salesmen of southern institutions could use lessons in lad and diplomacy. Dixie scouts are invading Indiana, Ohio ancl Illinois, leading court states of the midwest, and (he Missouri Valley, another incubator of good material. There were plenty of talent seekers in ihe stands in Indianapolis-. Columbus a n d Champaign, v.'licre slate high school tournaments were held. An agfut of a southern school entered Ihc dressing room of one of tin: better tournament learns in Columbus and attempted lo give :i star a sales talk right lliere on the s|iot. He was given the bum's rush by tournament officials, and not in a jjcnllc manner, either. Obviously Jt was the wrong time and place for Ihe forager's approach. Tactics of that kind inflame mHhve.stern college coaches and make it all Ihc tougher tor southern scats al Icnminj to make headway with varsity timber of the north. c.\(;i:i! DOER ,\s \v'i:u, AN, iT.iWcu Eolith Jr» schools nrc llic Mine inducements to cent In many comers, Including | who did so high school play In Indiana, .where so ninny of Ihe stars are developed. George Kcogan, Noire .•' Dame coach, Iraces the decline lo the type of gnmc. "There Is no science left," he insists. "There are loo many goons in college basketball now ... loo lliu keystone sack, blf Kny. Mack, .. many goon offensives. Just let a tall coon park tinder a basket and he slops in shots by vlrtm- of height alone, without grace." with Buffalo] continuing to team with Ihe clever noudrcati. .Jimmy Dykes rnporls Ihe White. Sox have a pair of recruit Infield- crs ready for select society — : i\- yciir-old Doimlri Kolloway and lli-ycar-old Bob Kennedy, who makes pick-ups and throws from But regardless of any decrease gan's opinion of the current type of game. Ihe south .seems determined lo put Us basketball on a plane with its football. An:! Dixie schools won't fall because of luck of spirited enter- ho ec rc away Horn Manager Leo Dmochcr fm at leu si one-third of the schedule. Casey and Hamlln are notsiblc 20-itamc winners, but Hlt is still iroublcd with his k iiic Casey and Hamlln are two but Wy- knee. I'itlshiirnh is raining back, but what f-rjinkic Fru,ch is golUR to use for pitchers nobody knows. But the Pirates, after all Ihcsc years, are finally hustling and pulling together. Watch an —«-"">named Bob Elliott. outfielder ma- win I luminnri-:. »-. they arc lo pigskin | IB nautili DU'J L.ILHJIX. ^1 !5ill Tcrvy Is around telling Intl- I males he s'going lo win the pen- I nanl. If he dors willi Ihr (vi-|j i-.nls 1 inlicld and iiitchlns stall,; he'll be a miracle man indeed. Ttircr; tjioiis^n^ p^rsoTii d:r. of skin rsurrr a:in.i3lly. -Aliirli -*•<. f.-nn A ^"minil riesUfioncc. Tyi>cH v.i-;. * hr CVIKS complex, li-il skin ranrftr »")• no l"cvcnl-d anl rt^veloii=<l ra scs cu-cl If lrc,«c-l early while Hi- itca.mcnt is a stmiilo adair. Jlgilictilcd in MM , n ,| n,i pcrsj.-icnl i>-, s mcn!C'l -rirH: a-hlcli <1i n^t nuilir««r llk^ orrftmry -JT.UU hm singly nrtcasc should IK trr.ned nclntc liny dev.iloii Into o«ciiliji canrcr'. X'?'.. onras jrc not -.51101 II liiwenlc-.) hui. if vro^ttd In tt inc. cspfriJlly by ntic skilled v,ilh l>n.sloliicra;]y ticalmsnt, i cute nisy be assured. Wlllii yean of study, crpctttncc mid trMtmeni of hundreds or cisei «<i do not hcslUk to raako tlits sUlenunt, Examtnalioii free and wlttioni obligation. CllliJr DRS. NIES & NTES -'sin Bl>tlii;vllli!. ATS. CI.KNMORKSilvt'rl.nbcl (00 I'roof) now advances lo the ngc of lidnd- r<l \vfii.skc)—Iml still is l>olllc<l !tl lower prooT for Ihc Tiiillions who )>rcfcr it liglilcr drink (.-lltw KENTOCKV Straight (iourbon Whiskey Bogskar Wins At Aintree AINTHIJE, Ensliind, Apr, 5, (UP) •Hogskar, a rangy 25-to-l shot, with n wide sweeping slridc. curried the silks of Lord Slnlbiidgc to vlu- tory in Ihe irand running of the Ornnd National steeplechase todnv before f.00.000 .spectators—(he largest crnml assembled In England since the ivni- broke out. in September, MTIRE Shoots Brilliant 64 In Masters' Tourney Opening Round AUCH'STA, Qa., April 5. (UP) — He wns christened Lloyd Mungrum 25 years ago In Dallas, Texas, but today wherever men wntch thq tllshl of a golf ball for the g«cn he Is known us Mr. Cinderella. Fur this unknown youngster wns out In front of the field alter the llrsl round of the Masters' tournament, and ho got there by firing n 6), greatest, round of golf ever eliol In n mnjor Imiriniiiienl. Nol since Iho great Henry collou came In with a 05 In the British Open clinmiiloushlp has thfre been such perfection on n golf course us this slender, dark hatred young mini displayed yesterday. There nrc 54 holes still to go In Ihls tournament, but Mmigrum Is three shola ahead of Din jicurest man and If his tuck holds he may find that these four days Among the dogft'oori and wisteria of the Augusta Nnlloiial Country Chibwlll be Ihe must eventful of his life. I'liino and fortune arc his If ho c/ui stick to the puce. They lire rolling him Mr. Cinderella because he got Inlo this tournament by n margin as thin as Hie Hide mustache on his uppsr ||p. There were l\vo pliice/i o|>cn after the slurs of three continents had been entered, so they went buck thruiiRh Hie records of the winter loiinimnenls mid found that the scores showed the two most eligible men were Willie Uoggin and Lloyd Mantjrum. Miingium got In because ho won Iho Thomnsville open at 'nimnns- vllle. On., on March 10 and 11. Bunched behind him today as the second round slnvts are the supermen of wolf. Jimmy DetimretEtiinds at 67, and li« broke a record'hid self by shooting the baci ninei ?? 5J Ur ? oUl * oui ' ln "'" He h»d s ulrdles Ju that s«n»tlon»i riliie holw, lo»Mt nlne-hole score ever I made in t. major tournament. Htfl wns sitting in the dubhotut recelv- I WK congutuiatlons v,'h«n-ln trie I cool of the evening after the suii' sank—along came. Mr,, Cinderella.; Mangrum canned' i. 30-foot puit on th« 16th green »nd upon trie score board went a big, red M. .. •'• •'•• There arc plenty of; good oiie's : within striking dUtanc* of MrJ Clnclcrclta. Dyro'n Nelson, National" Open champion, and Harry" Cooper' are at 69. At 10 are Lawson Little mid Craig Wood nnd at 71 are ; Tommy Armour, ' Willie ' oogglnj Heijiy picard, Sam Snead and Dick Mctz. The -ehlcf casualty 6t the day was Bobby Jones, sent!-'; mcntni favorite or Dixie, who'had' n bail 70 and can't recover tram It now. Here are some of the things IhaY made Mangriim's round a historic' event In sports: • '. ' He got his (H . on one of (he? world's toughest golf courses, sod- ; den with six hours of'rnln and! swept by a wind that whistled' a' time In the blossoms on 'the trees.'. He reached every green, IncJiitlinY Ihc par five holes, In at least two strokes and on only two holes—the ; fifth nnd the 15th—ivn? he as much' ns 40 feet from the pin wltl\ his second shot. > He cot, nine blrdle.'i. eight pj nnd on only one hole, the :ldth'> where he three putted, wa.s he 'over' ptir. • . , •• ';;,'. He broke par by eight stroke's; nun he wns never in a {rap and never In the rough. 3tc weighs only H5 pounds nnd Isn't a particular!^, long hitter, and this course demands-, either long hitting or uncanny-' accuracy on the second shot, :',/ Just, before darkness closed ,in. Inst evening Mnngrum took his No.'5 Iron nud Ills putter lo the praV- llcc green and worked hard for '2f> nilnute.s perfecting his shorl game; Midnight Isn't going to strike for' Mr. Cinderella if Lloyd Mnngruhi' can help It. ;•'-.' AUSTIN, Tex., April 6.—Leslie.: Croiicher, younger brother J ot ; Frank Crouchcr, Detroit InfteldeV; Is the leading shortstop candidate for the University of Texas, team!- Fishermen: Register Now For the Big FISHING CONTEST, CLOSES OCTOBER I5th IN CASH PRIZES - RULES -- All contestants must register at our store to become eligible for a prize. Fish must be caught with hook and line, fly rod or casting rod, live or artificial bait. Those caught on trot lines, in seines or nets will not be considered. Fish must be caught within a 50 mile radius of Blytheville between now and October 15, 1940 to be eligible for a prize. for (lie Hisses!. CC. ¥« CC.UO for the V« Digest Crniipie .OO for the Biggest Bream-, .OO for the ' ' : Higifcal Goggle-Bye. Weighing «f any fish submitted for a (irixc must be done al our store or in the presence of'air- employe of Hubbard's on ap-- proved acalcfi. , Get Ready To Land The Big Ones! We are now showing our new stock of Fishing Tackle— everything you want for every kind of fresh-water fishing. H U B B A R D HARDWARE CO. Phone 32 Quality, Variety and Values

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