Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1937 · Page 5
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Thursday, December 23, 1937 t" •..'.. j *—.- • '- ' ••• — •;•••• ..-'^j 'j'inVr -,-r, HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS PAGE'fTVB THE Baseball Enjoys Its Biggest Year 1937 Season Successful From Financial Standpoint, Says Report By JERKY ltKONHKI,D NEA Service Spurts Writer Old Mini 1937, loitering off the- sporting .stage on slinky legs, doesn't hnve to he sorry for his particular edition of baseball. In fact, he can well lit? proud of the diamond campaign which was brought to a close when a swashbuckling crew c,f New York Yunkees completely routed their arch-rivals, the Giants, in the worl'l series. Krom n fiiuincial stiindpoint, the 1SI37 season wu.s the most successful since I'JItO. Altendance was up 1(1 per cent over Hi:!!!, with a total of 'J.447.497 fans watching the 1C teams. And vrey surprising was Detroit's feat of outdrawing the champion Ynnks by nearly 40,000 in home attendance, the Tigers playing lu 1,181,000. in glancing back over the field of nelion a half do/en or more names and incidents pop into mind as particularly outstanding. Joe DiMaggio of the Yanks, clearly the greatest drawing card in the game today, and the Cardinals' Joe Medwick were without peers in all-round performance. The American League race was nil New York from early June until the wind-up, hut the senior loop again singed one of its customary cra/y flag chases. The Pittsburgh Pirates were making a runaway jaunt uf it in May, but just about the time the critics were about to concede that He Traynor really had something on the bull the Pirates cracked, and were replaced by the Cubs. Homing into the stretch, the Cubs possessed a lead no one ever thought could be overcome. That is, no one but Chilly Willie Terry and his Giants, who took advantage of a flock of Bruin^ injuries to put on a spurt which took them past a six-game handicap and into a two-and-a-half game margin.by September 1. And in first place they stayed. There was that fateful day late in May when the baseball world held its breath and prayed that Iron Mike Cochrane might live. Felled by a high fust one that blazed from the hand of the Yanks' Bump Hndley, Mickey hovered between life and death for days, before his rugged constitution and fighting spirit carried him out of danger. Anuican League pitchers long will remember the thundering home-run barriage laid down by the mighty bat of Rudy York during the month of August, when the Tiger backstop belted 18 round-trippers for a new record, eclipsing the mark of 17 for the same period set by Babe Ruth in September. 1927. There WHS the no-hit, no-run game turned in by Bill Dietrich of the White Sox against the Browns, the first since August 31, 1935, when Vornon Kennedy, also of the Chicago club, set down the Indians. The doubting Thomases had their day, but not for long, when young Bob Feller hurt his arm, remained on the sidelines for weeks, and Dion came back to prove the Indians really had a star of the first magnitude. The Iowa .••choolboy was one of the most effective hurlers in the majors during the last six weeks of the season. Other big events found their way into the books—another victory—and n lopsided one—for the American League in the all-.star game in Washington; Charley Gehnnger winning the junior circuit batting crown; Ducky Mi-dwirk the National; Rogers llorns- by, Charley Dressen, and Steve O'Neill making their exits of the Browns, lieds, and Indians, respectively; Johnny Allen of Cleveland bagging 15 consecutive contests following an appendectomy; Dizzy Dean folding up after being struck on the foot by a liner off Earl Averill's bat in the all-star production; the Van Lingle Mungo trouble in Brooklyn, etc. Oscar Vill is the new Cleveland manager. Bill Mt'Kcchnie switches from the Boston Bees to Cincinnati, with Casey Stengel replacing him in the Hub. Gabby Street heads the St. Loui.s Browns. In regard to more recent deals, Cochrane was widely criticized in Detroit for including Outfielder Gerald Walker in a transaction that brought Kennedy from the White Sox, hut with Schoolboy Rowe a doubtful quantity, Iron Mike was badly in need of pitching. The year closes with all sides admitting that the Yanks were too gooil for their own field as well as the National. It remains to be seen whether young Joe Gordon, coming up from Newark to succeed Tony Lasczeri at second base, can keep them going as did the ignited Connie Mack, Celebrating His 75th Birthday, Has No Thought of Retiring From Baseball 1902—Wins first pennant 1910—With first unbeatable*. Connie Mack of Iiliia Athletics . . . young- and going; 1929—On, top again. Connie Mack, at 75, Is Still Busiest Man in Philadelphia Baseball Picture Veteran Director of Athletics Celebrating His Birthday Thursday-Hopes for Pennant Winner by 1940 By HARRY GKAYSON Sports Editor, NEA Service (of that fine organization, can be de! pended upon to see lhal this splendid PHILADELPHIA—The amazing fig- i character hearsf all Ihe nice things that lire that is Connie Mack celebrates his'.should be said about him. 75th birthday, December 23. Imagine it, a man who has played a full nine innings every day for three- quarters of a century, not only actively managing a major league baseball club, but running its business office as well. Jimmy Dykes, boss of the Chicago White Sox and one of Mack's many proteges, who resides in nearby Upj>er Darby, recently visited the venerable leader of the Philadelphia Athletics. Mack told Dykes, of whom he is very Mr. Mack, as he is addressed by everybody, is willing to spend money, will not .sell stars, and still hoj>us to obtain some first class alhlctes. He wants another winner before his dfiyy are concluded, and believes that he'll have a greal club in 19-10. Sharp As Crack of Bill Mack's mind remains a.s sharp ,'is the iT;.ck of a base hil. Hiy desk sits in the onlrr of a .••If.'iriou.s ronjj] in the tower of Shibe s recovering, he feared j i hairs grouped carefully about. Each n't reach 75, but now' has its massive ash tray. There is no fond, that daring the sick spell from j Park, with heavy, leather-upholstered which he now if that he would: that he is going to celebrate lhal milestone, he's posilive that he'll reach 81). Mack has no thought of retiring. He couldn't stand, idleness. Being in the thick of things keeps him going. Baseball's Grand Old Man will make the southern training jaunt to Lake Charles, La., and intends to guide his boys, as he calls them, throughout the 111118 campaign, making all trips, unless an unforeseen development crops up. His health is the only thing lhal will halt the tall tactician. Hope Springs Eternal Fresno Boasts of Powerful Squad Western Team Prepares to Meet Arkansas Teachers Christmas Day FRESNO, Calif— iff'}— The most powerful football learn in Ihe history of Fresno State college will try to uphold tar western supremacy when the Bulldogs line up again Arkansas State Teachers in the post-season inter- actional game at Los Angeles, Christ- Santa Killed in Leap From Plane Christmas Party of Children Horrifed, Witnesses Tragedy BOSTON—(/P)—High over Boston airport, a brightly-costumed Santa Claus Wednesday night stepped from a circling plane and suspended by a wind-caught parachute, dropped and disappeared in dusk-blanketed Boston harbor as a Christmas party of children looked on horrified. Au hour after he fell, Coast Guard, army, navy and harbor police craft, searching the murky waters as pursuit 1-lanes dropped Mures, had failed to lind any trace of the parachute jumper, 35-year-old Harold Kramer. Soon after the search started, an army plane, taxiing to a landing, and P police automobile, rushing underwater searchlights to the scene, crashed, sending Sergt. Edward J. Seiboldl. boston police ballistics' expert, to a l.-o.spital injured critically. Less seriously hurl was his assistant, Patrolman John Clorin. Almost simulatncously, a small IXKI! in which two enlisted army men, Richard Miller and Earl Jordan, were rearching for the parachute jumper, cupM/ed. Coast Guardsmen pulled the men, half-drowned, from the frigid water. They, too. went to the hospital. Income Tax Reports Show Big Increase WA£'HINGTON.-(/P)~AH sections of the country contributed to n 70 per cent increase in income taxes collected this month through December 20 as compared lo the same period last year. They included the last payment of taxes on 193G incomes. The Treasury announced total collections for this month were 5467,782,101. They were $275.700.756 for Ihe same period of 1936. Arkansas Report LITTLE ROCK—Tolal income taxes collected by the federal government in Arkansas up to December 20 of this year have almost doubled the entire 193G collections, Homer M. Adkins, collector of internal revenue, said Wednesday. The 19HG taxes amounted to $2,223,822.40, while income taxes for 1937 have been $4,211,244.16 to date. Collections for the remaining days of the year are not expected to be large. «?>••«•— Congress Quits, With Little Done Housing, Only Completed Act—Wage-Hour, Farm Bills Held Up WASHINGTON -(/P)— The senate pissed the housing bill Tuesday GG to ™'' . , , , ,. ,. , i 4. the house sent it to conference and the accidents came at the climax of ,„•„,, ,, ,. : ,.,.,„ ,„„„„,. „!„,}_ when you come to talk with I Connie Mack. On one side of the room j is a davenport which can be made | into a lounge. It is Connie's lone con- icssion lo the popular notion that Ihe years are growing heavy. On his de.sk is a rare assortment of trophies that could tell much of the drama of baseball. Muck .sils with his back U> the triple window in the tower, so every Mack suffered no ill effects from bis; shaggv hi journey to the major league meetings I think in Chicago. In fact, he felt belter. Baseball and the conversation it develops is life itself to the youngest old gentleman that you'll ever meet. Mack is netting .stronger every d-iv despite loss of weight, and though his family urges him to HO to Florida, he will remain in Philadelphia all winter. "There i.s too much to be done," he beams. Mack can be reached in the Alhletic's offices at Shihe Park daily now. after being confined to his home for two months. He dictated letters and arranged the Athletics' spring training .schedule while in bed. Mack';-, birthday will be quietly celebrated will) his large family at his (iermantuwn home, wilb the real blowout due when the Philadelphia .sports writer;; honor him at their annual din- nei. January 2"). Al Horwits, prcsidenl Italian, now .something or oilier with (he Cubs. If Gordon turns out to be another La'/./.eri, or any part of one, there is every reason to suspect lhal for several seasons it will be just loo bad for the other American League outfits and the National League's world series entry. Unlike Connie Mack. Col. Jake Ruppert doesn't have to and won't break up his champions. line in the visitor's face i.s revealed by the light. You see thai you are being weighed and judged by those sharp eye;, almost invisible under their Kor no reason you can 1 moment, you hope Ti. likc.s 1 wanted to ask him something profound, what bis advice would be I" modern youth, whal memories he had > lured away. Hut I fell thai it would make him laugh. Connie Mack isn'l an old man. Years accumulate with the turn of the calendar. Age creeps up on those who wail for it. Connie Mack isn'l waiting. He's still hilling tin' first g-xnl ball. Redfern's Wife Renews Effort to Be Widow DETROIT. Mich.--i/ri-A second al- Irmj.-t to have herself declared a legal widow was begun by Mrs. Gertrude KcdfiTn, wife of iviator who vanished Paul Hedfern, n a flight to de Janeiro from Brunswick, da., The team won the far western conference championship in decisive fashion, rolling up one-sided scores in its four league contests. It lost one game, and tied one, to outside elevens. The defeat was inflicted by Hardin-Simmons. a matter of 14 to 7, with Frisno threatening to score in Ihe final mo- menls. Fresno oulscrimmnged the Tcxan.s. 228 yards lo 200. Included in Ihe siring of seven wins were a 4G lo 8 setback to University ol Nevada; a 40 to 7 conquest of Chico Ulate college and Ihe 20 lo 0 driver over Amos Alon/o Slagg's college of the Pacific team which decided the conference title. Couch Jimmy "Rabbil" Bradshaw, a ball earring slar at Nevada from 1919 to 1921, built his current learn around two standout backfield men—left half Toby Heeb and fullback Ken Gleason. Both were all-conference stars and received honorable mention on Ihe annual all-Pacific coast team. Heeb, safety man, ranked as one of the best safety men on the coast, all teams considered. Against Hardin- Simmons, despite the fact he was on the the losing side, he ran back kicks for a total of 232 yards and an average of IS yards. One of his feats was the run back of a punt 72 yards through the Texas squad for a touchdown. He weighs 15-1 pounds and is slippery as an eel. Fullback Glca.son, weighing 18( pounds, provided the line punch. H is the main passing and kicking threat. He had a punting average of 40 yards \.-er game. The starting eleven averages around 18, r i pounds to the man on the line and 170 pounds in the backfield. Bradshaw. who took over the head coaching reins in IMC after mentoring a party for children of members of an Army Air Corps detachment at the East Boston Airport. Jumping up and down with glee, Ihe children eagerly awailed the descent of Kris Kringle from the air when: "Private Kramer stepped out of the plane," reported Capl. Richard E. Cobb, commanding officer of Ihe de- lachmenl an dpilot of Ihe ship, "His 'chule opened. We were about 1,500 feet above Iho airport. There was a 40-mile an hour wind blowing. The wind caught the parachute. Kramer landed in the water about 150 to 200 teet from Ihe airport. He struggled lo free himself from Ihe parachule." Cobb landed his plane, seized a cork life preserver, look off again, and dropped Ihe preserver at the spot where the parachute made a light splotch against the waler. "I don'l know whether he gol it," Cobb said, "but he seemed to be above water then." Kramer, an enlisted man and a veteran parachule jumper, is married and has one child. And 100-odd children, Ihe cheeks of some of Ihem wet with tears, straggled home. Sobbed one litlle girl, "Won'l Santa come now?" Japan Forms New (Continued from Page One) lators, accused of plolling "a general revolution based on Communism." Police said the alleged movements was directed by Ihree organizations— the Farmer-Labor party, the Proletarian party and the All Japan Council of Labor Farmer Unions. The Home Ministry ordered the three parties dissolved. The arrests, including those of a member of Parliament and several with these things done, congress gladly concluded its special session. Some of deporting members, more particularly those of Republican persuasion, were calling it "the goose-egg session." because, although much preparatory work was done, not one of the Roosevelt bills it was called upon to consider was finally enacted. The wage and hour bill, rejected by the house, was reposing in a labor committee pigeon-hole, the farm and housing bills, approved by both branches in different form, were in the conference stage, government reorganization and regional planning had received no more than committee consideration. The congress completed action only on bills to pay the traveling expenses of the membership and the wages of the pages, a bill to lend four portraits to an art gallery, one to amend the Credit Union Act and a resolution asking the Agriculture Department what had been done to prevent the distribulion of an elixir of sulfanilamide. McReynolds Death Declared Suicide Widow Gives No Reason for Husband Shooting Himself to Death ST. LOUIS—(/Pi—A verdict of suicide was returned by Dr. A. J. Terry, deputy coroner, after a brief inquest Wednesday into the death of Edward H. McReynolds. former director of publicity and adveriising for the Missouri Pacific railroad. McReynolds, 48, was found dead in p bed al his home with a bullet wound university professors, were made dur- ; in his head. The widow, Mrs. Augusta mg a nationwide series of raids be- Clay McReynolds, teslified to finding gun last week but not announced until Thursday. Ihe body of her husband but said she could give nu reason for his acl. the Stanford freshman fo several years, is a disciple of the warner system of football. Variations of his own lu.ve served to add lo the deception of the Kresnu attack. AUKU.S! 2!i, li)27. Her attorney. Karl E. Scull, filed a petition in Wayne Circuit Court asking lor dctermiiuition of Mrs. Kedfern's status as a widow, 1 rob,ite Judge Edward Command denied a similar petition on the ground i I just kind of made myself thin and that there was no estate and lli.it there- ,. prayed.—William Chundrlik, 11, Delore Ihe Probate Court did not have tn.it, who flattened himself between jurisdiction. Hearing on the new pe- railroad tracks after saving two com- lilion was .sel for January .'i. panions. '11.e team relies heavily on passes, both of the forward and lateral variety while Ihe reverses and fakes combine lo make the iitl.'ick one of the trickiest seen in the west this fell. "The main poinl of their movement i Funeral services will be held here apparently was to lead a general revo- j Thursday and Ihe body will be cre- lulion based on Communism," Ihe met- i mated. ropolitan police said. "Since the out- ••«. break of Ihe Chinese incident they TUJ-J "DUa" \/:~4-:~, have used every opportunity to .spread i l hlrd Klde Victim Reported at Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn—(/T>)—The third holdup "ride" victim in Shelby coun- ly (Memphis) since Sunday reported to officers Wednesday night. C. F. Kessler, chief chemist for a anti-war propaganda throughout the nation." Inquiry "Progressing" The Foreign Office declined to say whether the "interim report" would serve as a reply or as a basis for a reply to American notes proteilting; the Panay attack, but said "invesligalions [ mmiufiicluring chemist concern here, .still are progressing. The report said thai Ihe Japanese fliers who attacked the Janay and told .sheriff's deputies lie was beaten and robbed of $50 and thrown out of his own automobile in lonely Noncon- tbreo Standard Oil vessels, also bomb- j nah river bottoms. He said two negroes ed Japanese troops and killed two sol- I fled with his car. diers despite lhal Ihe troops waved 10 , In a dazed condition, Kessler walked Japanese flags. | to a store. He was taken to a physi- "The Japanese military forces had cian for treatment of minor cuts, no hostile intentions whatever toward I On Monday Robert F. Shutl, a cash- American ships or nationals,' 1 the new iei, told police two men abducted him report said. "It is impossible that a Japanese force should ever intentionally attack or trespass on any American ship know the vessel as such. "Actually Ihe Japanese soldiers at the front are well-disposed toward foreigners, especially Americans, as may be seen by the manner in which the American wounded were treated in the present case." 1 in his own automobile and left him stripped and bound near Hernando Miss., after robbing him of valuable j and his car. 1 The night before, A. H. Murrell re ported a .similar experience. He sail lie was rubbed of §35 and left lockei in the rumble seat of his car fron which he extricated himself afte tearing away part of Ihe seat springs. Much Cotton to Be Used inHighways Roper Predicts 10,000,000 Bales a.Year Might Be Consumed WASHINGTON. — f/P) - Secretary Roper said Wednesday he had received estimates that 10,000,000 bales of cotton a yeaer eventually might be used in highway construction. He explained that cotton had been used successfully in many states to re-enforce bituminous-surfaced highways and that the estimate came from experts outside the government. Roper said that officials of the Agriculture Department and Bureau of Air Commerce had discussed recently possible use of cotton products in construction of airport runways. The Bureau of Air Commerce announced .that arrangements were being made to donate cotton materials to sponsors of airport projects, with a limit of $10,000 per project in value of material furnished. The Agriculture Adjustment Administration announced last August that an additional $100,000 had been made available for continuation of work in developing and expanding new uses of cotton. Previously 8,500 bales of surplus cotton had been provided for highway experimental work and about $7,000 for work toward the development of other new uses. Tile Agriculture Department has announced that cotton re-enforced highways will be tested under all kinds of traffic conditions. The Bureau of Agricultural Economics has sought to design a low-cost, high-quality fabric for the tests. The quantity of cotton used to manufacture the materials developed by the bureau varies from five to eight bales a mile. The oldest known experimental "cotton road" was built in South Carolina in 1926. it consists of 200 feet on Route 2 between Chapin and Prosperity, Many boys are too shy lo make dales; It's beautiful.—Julian Galindo, 12 .jurenls should slep in and encourage of El Paso, Texas, after an operatic! 1 [hem.—Rev. Dr. Roy Burkarl. Culum-< on his eyes which permitted him u ijus, Ohio. see for the first time. SANTA CLAUS and COMPANY By KING COLE (00* AT THE TIME! AMP SANTA CUUS AT CAP'AJ fiP-WCKV'S XMAS PART/TO BECAUSE HE'S TOO wsy GIVING OUT TO EVERYBODY FI.AGS ', MATES SANTA Alrt'T GOIN' T'PISAPPOINT us« YOU'RE SUPS ME HASN'T FORGOTTEN PROMISE? Auto License Sale toBeginJanuary3 Deadline for Purchase of New Tags Will Be ! March 1 •. f LITTLE ROCK.-March 1 will be thef deadline for purchasing 1938 automobile and driver's license, sale of which' will begin at the capitol and in certain- designated cities throughout the state! January 3, Revenue Commissioner Z. 1 " M. McCarroll said Wednesday, ' A 1937 act made the March 1 dead* line mandatory. Passenger car tags will have white numerals on a red background: The combination will be reversed on truck licenses. The 1938 driver's licenses will cost 35 cents. Each driver must secure a license. , Chief Gray Albright of the State Police said Wednesday night that persons who have no driver's license will oe required next year to pass an examination to prove their ability to operate a car safely. Persons having a driver's license will be issued the same number when they buy a new license next year. They will not be required to take an examination. Lee Gelbach Testing New "Mystery" Planes NEW YORK.-(/P)—Power dives from 20,000 feet by Pilot Lee Gelbach Wednesday tested new "mystery" fighting planes, 30 of which are being builti-by the navy by the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation. Two of the single-motored monoplanes, accepted by navy observers, took off for the naval aviation base at Quantico, Va. Details of armaments and performance for the new fighting craft were kept .secret. Plan to Abandon Greenwood Mill Caddo River Lumber Company to Consolidate Milling Interests GLENWOOD, Ark.—(ff)—The Caddo River Lumber Company will close its large mill here Friday and consolidate operations of its Arkansas interests at the Rosboro plant, officials announced. The Glenwood mill, one Of the biggest in the South, has been operated on a skeleton basis by a crew of 75 since fire restroyed the planer plant and 500,000 feet of lumber in 1936. It formerly employed 500 men daily. The Rosboro mill will be put on two eight-hour shifts. General Manager T. W. Rosboro declined to discuss reports that the Rosboro mill would be moved to Oregon where the company recently bought a large tract of virgin timber. medical school, advising nurses. A gentle pat on the cheek and a light squeeze of the hand is very helpful. —Dr. Ansel Caine, Tulnne University CALL NUMBER 8 Representative JACK WITT LOW LONG DISTANCE RATES Ait PAY CHRISTMAS AU PAY NEW YEAR'S <U. S. and Canada Only) Lowe* night and Sunday rates will be kept in effect PAY Christina* ond ALL DAY New Year's Day this year. Jnitead of having to call Christmas Eve to get lowest rates, yott qan call all Christmas Day, and all the next day, Sunday. The game lower rates will apply for a similar period at New Year's. SQyiHWISTIRN BELL mgPHONi COMPANY

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