The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1940 · Page 8
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April 23, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAGE EIGHT Today's Sport Parade By IfENHV Says National Champs Who Faded Before Yanks • Have Forgotten Debacle BY .GF.OHGF. Kill K SKY United Press Staff Corrosiiomlent NEW YORK. April 23 (UP)—All those baseball soothsayers, clairvoyants and \visenheimers who predicted last October 3 after the Yankees had slapped the Reds down for the fourth straight time In the world series that Bill Mc- Kccliiiie's club would never be the same were barking up the wrong tree. ' The Reds liavc not only recov- 'erert from (hat horrible October nightmare but they have a belter ball club than in 1939. Ernie Lombard! has forgotten all about his nap at the plnte. Billy Myers and Lonnle Frey hnve recovered from their world series Jitters. Hurry cralt is 35 pounds heavier and i;o- ing like a fire engine to a 5-ahuin call. Gene Thompson hns arrived as the third ace behind Paul Derringer and Bucky Walters, But the big chance In the Rods is in kftfleld. where Rookie Mike McCoimick from Indianapolis has taken hold like n veteran. In the Rcis' three straight victories, black- haireci, Heel-footed Mike has bang- ed'out five hits {two doubles) in 12 times up, scored three runs, and driven In two. He has performed brilliantly in the outfield and his speed on the bases already hns the other NnUounl League outfielders witching him out of the coiner of their eyes. Mike can stretch n single Into a douuli! quicker than you .can say Angels Cnmp, Calif., the spot, he hails from. Mike, no relation to the Reds' Frank McConnlck nt first, .scored two runs, made two hits and drove in another run ns Cincinnati hung up Its third win In succession mid moved into Ihe. National League drivers' seat yesterday with a '6-1 victory over the Cnrdinnk. Bucky Wallers let t(ie Cards down wilh seven hits nnd blanked them until the ninth. Joe Bowman, informed nn hour before game lime that his father had died, started for Pittsburgh against the Cubs and was credited wllli n 9-5 victory although he 'went only sin Innings. Mnce Brown fnnd Max Butcher finished for him. jThrce walks by Bonelti and Olscn ;;iih (he seventh with the bases load- 'ed helped the Pirates pull through lo win. Cleveland moved back Into a tie with the idle Red So\ for (he American League lead by benllng the Browns, 5-2. The Indians made all their runs in (ho first, with Jell Heath's triple no-counting for three tallies. Willis Hucllin kept the Bromis seven hits scattered. ] Ear) Averill's pinch single in the ninth scored Pinky Higgins and Frank Melhn with the in-u runs by which the Tigers came from behind to defeat the White Box B-5 Luke Appling, While Sox .shortstop, was : bncUy cut on tli e leg when Hank Greenberg slid into second trying to steal. Pitcher Lynn Nelson of the Tigers had to retire after being hit by a liner from Tresh's bat in ihe second. NEW YORK. April 23. <UP> — No matter what advice t offer you directly from Louisville next week, you .siring nloiig wilh Colonel Ed Brndloy's Himc-lcch to win Ihe Kentucky Derby. I'm idling you this before 1 Ket there because l know from past experience thnt Louisville duiinn Derby week doer, things to n man's judgment, to say a year I've (jonc there ready to hack the .solid horse only to sjol talked out of il by gentlemen with goalies on their chins, classes In their itjiiidsi, and convim-in;; talk of Inside infofrmntlon. completely sold on lii NEWS least five of Ills climges In the Wood Monioi-lRl nt Jamaica Snliir- dfly r.nd Hint, liow (hey fared would decide which ones got n ride to Hie blue-grass country. While I was talking lo "Mister Fit/." we; were • Joined by Hirseh .Jacobs, for .several years the leading money winner amoni; Hie tmliKtrs and a cliap who knows all l here is to know about n j-iu:i> horse fioiu fetlock lo forehead. And ijuess who he likes for Die Derby? Hlmelceli. Jacobs doesn't believe there Is any horse In (he c-oimlrj- who has Ihc class of tlic llyadloy beauty. "Uiilc.ss .somclliln" come:: out ol Ihe H'oods, some horse we don't know anything iiboW, It'll he I!im- clcch," Jacobs said. Axkpd if he • THE PAYOFF they're sllll skiing the length ol Cannon Mountain, out ol Frnn- conln. N. H., mid on Pico Peak, out ol Rutland, VI. Archie Williams, Olympic 400- MV IIAHitV (jKAVfiON l , -.,...,..- --- N'KA Service Snorts Kdlio,- i'"Hor champion, Is earning u pi- NKW YORK, April 22-Looks l ? t - s "^"^ ln thc California dlvl- Hke Joe Louis never will run'outl slotl 0/ Clv " A' !ra "ii»Ucs. of soft touches. The heavy- Ih&uijhl C. Howard's Mioland iHClec-li when, at Jumalca J'i.'slw-| un liopc had (lie day, I w»)ked into the p;iddock to inl(!ht prove to he this "Utii'k novr" Jnnohs sniil he didn't know unytliinc about lilm except, whin wns In Hie term charts, iiml while (hut mack 1 him look like u pretty lioocl thins, lin iloulHcd if the wesl- set out of the ruin and had (nil: with Sunny Jim l-'ltesimmons, the "Mister Fit?." who trains lor Wllliiim WoodWBi-d's Bclalr Stud and the Whcatley Stnhles. As the rnln l)f:it down nud the horses came anil went for the (irst nnd vccoiul inccs, "Mister Fllz", who is now starting' his fifilh year on the turf, gave his opinion of the coming Kentucky Derby. "It'll be nimclcrh. mid eusy," lu 1 snkl, "if the fellow U In shape. (Mid I'm sure lie will be. Ilinley'll see lo that, lilt-lit now it looks as If the rest o( us will be sjolni; to Kentucky just for the- ritle. Nu. (lint's silly, nil Unit talk rtbout Blmelech not being In simps because of the weather. We.-ither doesn't have anything to do with g'cttlntj a horse I'L-UUJ- for u luce. Von can ready n horse, rcynrdlo.ss of the rain mid cold aiul snow. The only catch Is, you don't know how he is going to run. Our only nope In Uic Uciby is Hint nimu- 'cch, even though he be nt as hands can mnkc him, just won't fie (he horse on May 1 thnt he «-ns Inst fill!. If lie happens to be—well, we'll just be chiislng Dradley's silks nil the way around." Thai's a pretty compliment for Uinielccli. because "Mister Filn" lUiows n thing or two about the Derby. He hns sent three winners to the post at Churchill Downs— Gallnnt Fox, Omaha and .lohns- town—and stands second only to' the late Derby Bick Thompson, who .saddled four winners for Colonel Bradley, He isn't sure wlint horses he will ship lo Louisville this year. He is working with Asp. Snow Ridge and Merry Kniglit for the Wheatley Stable, ami Fenclon, Uiisky Pox, Foxllnme. Foxlelgli and Hnrelle for Belnir. High!-now Keiieloii and Merry Knight, n pair of -10 lo 1 shots In the winter books, are the only ones considered ns possible starters. lint "Mister Fit?," told me yesterday) thnt he would nm nt. and lilinclfch. So, there you have the opinions of tu'o of the greatest trainers 1 in ll)« country. I have the wnne lnl'or- maiion, but 1 have a .sneaking ff-i)i)i|; that bj- next Wednesday night I'll be sitting in the Ken- nf tucky hotel ending up with a })U:a to nil of you to forget what 1 said about HimclM'h and lake a llyer on a great, new (hid of mine. Don't you do it. weight champion would work 'out on the two liners this summer and fall, which Is all right with Mike Jacobs. . . . Buddy liaer has only to set oi'cr Nuthnii Mann nt Miitll- scji Square Gulden, May :j, Mnxlc Adclb'ert Bni-r must hurdle Tony Gnlenlo at Die Jersey City ball park, May 28. ... Anc j| Ilotlintm, malinger of the Bncrs, Is on crutches. . . He fell and twisted nn ankle. . . . Louis .will be in Nov. 1 York May 1 to star:. work on a motion picture, "The Sign of the Komble," n creepy ihini; which Smoky Moo hns had on the I/cvlnskys. clicks- since lines, The shirts of the Chicago Cub/ iiflw uniforms arc- merely vests, milking the athletes appear, at first glance, like they were ' modeling unfinished coats. The clause In the Nc-w .York pait-imilucl law which prevents the distribution of fice tickets politicians moaning. The St. Louis Browns are try- Ing, anyway. . . . Only three in the regular lineup were there n yenr ago-George McQnimi, Don llclfner and Harloixl Cllft. . . . The Athletics' Infield—Slebcrt, Benny McCoy, Bill Ullard and Rubeling—Is the youngest und mast Inexperienced In the majors, . . , U averages less than 24. Hud Ward is thinking 'of becoming a business mnn golfer after defending the national amateur championship tills summer. . The Spokane smacker is one of two .slmon-pures who better professionals, . match the The Welch And Blakely In Mat Wins "Lefty" Williams, the Cabot strangler, went for his opponent's throat once too often last night and was disqualified by Referee Floyd liyrd who awarded the final and deciding rail to Gene BIttkcly, burly Texas headlocker. Each wreitler had won n fall when the disqualification ended the Blakely clamped mois a l 01!lor Is Wi)fml Wehrte of Kacine. mhel fhn h^?r s ) >cilkl »f of winning .streaks, ..rahiiui the head- c,,,,,,.|i,,,,,,,.,,r c „,.., ,„,„..,.„ ,,.„,„ Yesterday's Results No games scheduled. N.itlnnnl l.(*imi<> Cincinnati « St. Louis L Pitbbm-gh 9, Chicago 5. New York (it Philadelphia, postponed, cold weotlicr. Boston lU Brooklyn, postponed, vain. Cleveland 5, St. Ixwis 2. Detroit G. Chicago 5. Philadelphia at New York, post- pcneo rain, cold weather. Washington nt Boston, postpon- od, wi'l grounds. Today's Games Southern League New Orleans nt Memphis. Atlanta at Knoxville. Rinntrujlmm at Little Rock. Chattanooga at Nashville. National Leiigne Boston at Brooklyn. New York at Philadelphia. Chicago nt Pittsburgh. .St. Louis :il Cincinnati. American I,i::i£w Detroit nt Chicago. Philadelphia at New York. Cleveland nt 51. Louis. ' Washington at Boston. Vince niMagglri Ibises uut; Dai tinnntli Hcckons Mul.au Walter O. Brlggs, owner of the netrolt Tigers, to reduce the schedule from 154 to 140 with the season slnrting a week lead a move American League and closing . H'K about a week sooner. time ..... There's no percentage in clubs coming north to throw snowballs and finishing in football weather. The Yankees will see much left- handed pitching while Joe DIMag- gio and Jake Powell are ailing.'. . Mike McConnlck evidently lias beaten out Vince DiMaggib for the left Held job with the Hcds. Tuss McLaughry has another C- fool 210-poxmd son, Bob, ut Anil- over Academy Young Bob cxccts in Ihe Javelin, hammer nnd discus . . . and plays football . . . but will not follow in brother John's footsteps and he coached by his dad nt Brown, it Is whispered. . . . The 'Dartmouth hills have enught Bob's eye, they say. Harry Koehncmann, who won the .sidehorse championship ns Die Illinois gymnast squad annexed the- N. C. A. A. title, suffered from Infantile paralysis ns n youngster. t 4 * Hrmvns l.mik Different; Ward Mny Became Golfer. So spring is here. . . _ Well. .1. L. GUARD Optometrist Only Graduate Optometrist In BlrthevlUe. Glasses Fitted Correctly One-third of the population of Hawaii is Japanese. WHAT'S 90-10" MEAN AHYHOW? Swartlnnore's lacrosse K-am hasn't liccn Ijcntcn in nine years. WUcockson "Is New Golf Pro Al Club Hen. 1 Howard WUcockson. iale of Joncsboro, hns nccepted the position as golf pro of the Hlytheville Country Club, il was announced toc(ay by Everett D. Gee. head ot (he club. Reared in Jonesboro. Mr. Wilcockson participated In numerous golf tournaments here when he was member of the Jonesboro Country Club where he later was assisl- int to Andy Cuzick when he was pro there. Mr, Wilcoekson won Die Arkansas state Driving Contest in 1930 at the tournament held In Texarkimn and also qualified for the championship flight of the same tournament. He hns also played on n number of other courses many times where ic fnmiliarlxcd himself wilh teachings of other pros after converting this hobby into n busineis. Mrs. WUcockson has already joined Mr. WUcockson here ami they are residing, at the Country Ohib. ' match. ...— — crushing licndlock on Williams after ten mlimtfs of wrestling- lo score the first fall. Williams employed the jackk.ilfe ,ind body straddle to win the second fall from Blnkely in n minutes. The match was rough with both performers swinging the haymakers from time to time. The bout between Joe Welch and "Gorilla" Diigan resulted in n decisive win for Welch, who annexed two straight fnlls. He won Ihe first In nine mlimles with the Japanese lej lock nnd the second In 10 minutes with flying tackles and bry.ly pin. A preliminary bout "uelwecn two locn! leather pushers resulted in a live round draw as Afton Cheno- wclli and Alfred Koonlch traded socks on about even terms. Koonich, fighting n southpaw stnnce. was .successful in landing his left repeatedly while Chenoweth's best weapon wns his right. Neither fighter was knocked down nnd apparently suffered no grent damage. The fans were also entertained with a .special straight Jacket nnd contortion net. Lookouts, who hail lost five out'of seven starts this scuson. The .second-place Little Uock Travelers, with six wins and two losses, were at home lo the Birmingham Barons, who had • won three and lost four, Other games today were Atlanta at Knoxvlllc and New Orleans at Memphis. Gwin Golf Team To Play Here Sunday The Hayti-Cnrutlicrsvillc Country club will .scud n Owln track Dixie Clubs Return To "Wars" Today ATLANTA, Ga., April 23. (UP)— Southern Association clubs after a day of rest returned to action today, seven of them determined to overcome the Nashville Vols' fast start and the Vols just as bent on keeping their record clean. Larry Gilbert's undefeated Vols played host to Kiki Cuyler's 193D league champions, the Chattanooga eolf team to Blyiheville for a tour- namenl Sunday, it wits announced today by Howard V/flcodtsan new pro of the Dlythet'llle Country club. Tills will be -the first, time this season thnt the tivo clubs have met. A return engagement over thi; hilly course of the Missouri club will take jilnce later in the spring. TUESDAY, 'APRir, 23, 10-10 There are 27.000,000 tons Of steel ill the Borough of Manhattan, Now York. 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