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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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VAGE SIX (ARK.) COURIER ,NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1940 Floodwaters C ver Cro -ley Field First "Crucial" Battles 'Reached; Brooklyn Wins Fourth Straight NEW YORK, April 25. (UP)—Tlie first crucial battle of the infant baseball season was on today In Boston—the Yankees, 4-tlmes champions of the universe, agafnsi the Red Sox, their leading challengers. They meet today and tomorrow. Rival pitchers will tie Monte Pearson, of the Yanks, the enigmatic, pipe-smoking Cfiilfornian who possesses one of Hie best curves in . baseball, against young i Jim Bagby, Red Sox rookie stnr of 1938 who was n flop last year. Both pitchers were in rare form in their first starts, Pearson beating the Athletics, 4-1, on four.hits and Bagby blanking the Senators, 1-0, oti. five hits. Sjoe Cronlns decision to start Lefts- Groie ngnlust Washington yesterday came as a surprise inasmuch • as lefthanders have been giving the Yanks some anxious moments thus far However, it might Hive been a lucky move foi Cronii) is Grove was belled out of the box in six Innings as Washington •went, on to bent, the Red Sox, 9-0. ^•Joe DlMaggio still limping on his injured leg tmeled to Boston with Uvj Yanks last night but Isn't likely 'o play unless lie's used in the role of pinchhitter. Outfielder .fake pov,ell, who. suffered a brain concussion in a spring training game, was sent to St. Petersburg yesterday to recover from the effects of his injury. He isn't likely to. be able to play until late May. 'The Yanks showed some of their old-time power yesterday, blasting out.four homers (Rolfe 2, llonrlch, aiid Gordon), two triples (Keller and Henrleh) and n double (Dalil- gren) as thej beat the A's, 9-4. Herman (Aunt) Basse, rookie southpaw from Memphis, was blasted out In I" innings. Red Ruffing, although yielding teii hits, went the distance to win' No.'1. ^C'eveland climbed to .Die lop rung bj subduing the Browns, (5-4. Ray Mack's.homer with u mate on i bft'e ui the eighth was the winning • blow.' Al Mllnar had the Browns blanked until the seventh and then had to have relief in the eighth from Dobson and Smith who saved Penalty for A Slow Start Plopdwaters from tlie neaiby Ohio river inundated Crosley Held, home of the Cincinnati Red.s, causing postponement of their scheduled game with the St. Louis Cardinals. The baseball field Is shown above as the witter began flooding tUc lower ixwc-s. Early Season Endurance Record Set By Smokies And Crackers ATLANTA, Oa,, April 25. <Ul') — An endurance record that may eland up through Uic hot slaves of the current Southern Association campaign was on ihc books loilay after the Knoxville Smokies defeated Atlanta C to 5 in 10 innings. The program at Knoxville started oiu to )» a doublchi'ader, but the curlaln-ralscr lasted all alier- nooji. To Al/ Anderson, the young Cracker shortstop, went credit for (he Knoxville victory. Alf made lour errors during the lengthy contest. the final one letting in ihe winning mi. Both teams collected 14 hits and Ihe Crackers were charged with seven errors to two for Knoxville. The tie was broken niter seven scoreless Innings when Anderson bobbled Dutch Meyer's weak 1>H with the bases full. Meantime; the Nashville Vols lost, their first game of the season Manila Fighters And Local Boys To Meet At Arena Joe Craig's ixwlng team will make Us debut at Ihe Legion arena tonight, iti the first of u seite of Inter-city meets with leather pushers from Manila furnishing the opposition. Tlie Blytheville team will consist of five boxers including a young heavyweight whom Craig is grooming for a possible fling at Die professional ranks some day. The young giant is Jimmy Lunsford, '200 pounder who will make Ills first appearance against Bill Downing of Manila. , Other bouts will be between Billy Today's Sport Parade Bj HENRY McLEMORE NEW YORK, April 25 (UP) — New York slate got it's first check MJI S2 muluoi tickets rampant on a tote board, with couchant. horseplayers. Tlie present state motto would give way to "hoss players never die broke" or "E Plurlbus across the board" or, "in touts" we trust." That part of the No. '1 highway that runs through the state would lie renamed "the stretch" and all official .state distances would be from parl-mutuel racing today— a j measured in furlongs. certified hit of papyrus worth j If , lU t ,, esc Ul . ngs m , rc (lono ln 5)60,471,25— and plans to honor the horse Immediately got under way. Tho check, representing (lie state's cut In the first week of rac- lioiior of Hie horse It would not be too much. He Is really developing into n fur-bearing mint for the stale. Last year the state's total County Amateur League Season Opens Sunday Tlie second season of the Mississippi County Amateur Baseball League open Sunday with with Joe Engel's Loo.kouts taking the Chattanooga honors. 5-4. The price paid by a jockey (or getting 'tiis mount off last in a 12-horsfc field oft a sloppy track is shown bj jockey G. Witmer's mud-spatteicri face. - the game for him, 'Rudy York s homer and Bridges o-hlt pitching gave Tigers a 2-1 triumph over horse will turn in more than that hi the first month.. A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. ing at Jamaica, furnished a rous- > i n ke from the tracks was just a Ing hint ns to wlinl n debt of .shade over 5000,000. This year the cratltude New York will owe the horse before tile racing season ends. With more than thirty weeks of racing on tlie calendar the state cannot miss being enriched by six or scyen million dollars.' * Tbis ain't hay, even If It docs come from the bams, so to speak, and so sensitive nnd appreciative persons already arc thinking of ways and means to honor the thorouahbred for his generosity. Tennis Matches Draw Spectators To Gym Interest ran high in the tennis matches In'st night at the new 'rtTikeTo 'ofTer"a Tew'sugges- l''8» school gymnasium when a fair- °° . c\'trtl\ (r,.r\lln nl on/ii.toinrc ,,'nt[*llA/1 tions. Tlie cnpitol would be transferred from Albany to some place like Saratoga at once. 'The present building at Albany could bo turned jsl/.ed group of spectators watched the first public matches in which students and faculty members participated. George Trusty defeated Bob , . vufiuiiifx «i ^ijuiitij tutim wo i/i,ii>(.vi , - • , - . , Tommy tnto nn old horses' home open to Douglas, .1-5, hi a singles match. ;ave the any four-lcgacd philanthropist when ***» Isancs ami Mary Jean'Af- ver the 1,1* ™,.in,, Hn,, c „„,„„ i^ „„ „,„! . "li*. were victorious over Sara Lou the hi s racing days come to an curt. The title of governor would be Sox Pinky Higgins' single , drove in Detroit's first tally. j. ',=Brooklyn came'from 'behind 'in . __ F 1 the eighth to score three runs and And' at all stole functions his ' beat the Bees, 8-G, for their fourth dress would consist of a silk blouse straight victory. Dixie Walker's (Hie color or colors to be chosen pitch single nlth the bases loaded n»tl reeisterecl by the political drove in the two winning runs. Whit nnrty he represented), and riding Wyatt who blanked the Bees in breeches. When atlemptiiiK to push the opener was pounded out \i through a bit of legislation the *" d abandoned and '.'presiding steward" G-3,»(indJr, another students' doub- iidopted/'for Mho chief, executive. '^ Melvin Hnlscl) nn ?. cllnrlcs Af - 'nAA •'«* nil stain fim,-ifnn c hi* 'lick H'Oii over Mnyfield "Sonny" Lloyd and Norman "Monk" Mosley, 7-5. In tlie inlra-fnciilly combination, Bill Bcswick and George Council defeated Joe Dlldy and Mitchell Best, G-3. four Ira Ings. governor would be allowed lo carry •vrBabe Youngs homer (the first of a whip and spurs as extra cqulli- ^5 he says he'll hit this season) menl. And n governor during his \ffith.two njates on deck gave the flrEl term, would be given an ap- Olint,'; a 5-3 win over the Phillies, prentice allowance. By VBtidenberq 1'mlled the Phils to The justice of the supreme court five hits to oulpitch Hugh Mulcahy would be known ns the patrol and scor) his first major league Judge and his fellow Justices ns vJ6tor> clerks of tl'e course. , t,3i!l Lee gHhough slapped for 11 All state senators would be niini- hjts staggered through to give the bercd nnd entrance into the legis- Cjibg a 9-4 victory over the Pirates lativc halls (or stalls) would be -4th« first loss for Pittsburgh. The made through the Puctt starting Cubs.scored five runs In the first Bate. Fractious legislators who op- a'rd were never headed. Eisht walks posed measures nlincd to aid tlie by assorted Pirate Ditchers and two public would be led to tlie outside errors lielned the Cubs' c:.se. and lhe twitch put on them, Leibcr hit two doubles and Tlie state song would be chang- a single leading Chicago's attack. ccl to "boots and saddles" nud the £ blossom of the horse radish adopt- i Yesterdoj s hero — Ray Mack, ed as tlie state flower. The coals of arms would undergo change, too. -A heraldry expert a" homer with a mate on base to cou ' 11 devise an appropriate shield ihe the Indians a 6-4 win over al><i cresl suc " ns " batch of torn St. Louis, enabllns them to move into 1KB league lead.- Cleveland's supposedly weak-hiUin? rookie'second baseman who cloutal Mike Dejan, lookout right lletder. paid oil in blue chips with n homer in the ulili, storing u man ahead of lilin, , Gordon Maltzberger shut out jvfemphls for the New Orleans Pelicans to give his club a 4-0 win over th« Cliicks nnd even the current series between the two clubs. Maltzberger, a right haiid- er. gave up eight hits but kept them scattered. Tlie Pelicans collected 11 blows oil Roxbury, Kohl- l)-~ fl»"al game on tho clr- Bii-mingham made it twc ..„:& over Little at i ry Johnson held the Pebs to five I scattered hits while - his Baron larruped Prendergust start, he was on receiving und of rnud tossed' b> flying hoofs of rival horses in recent Chesapeake Price of Manila and Afton Cheno| \velli of Blyliieville; Harold Hatcher |ol Manila and Hugh Harbert, i'orm- jer ISlyllievllle grid star; Johnny lliK of Manila and "Tummy" Scrivner of Blytheville, and Young Tiplon of Manila mid Dud Fnniiw- of Hlytlicvllle. Eacli maleli Is scheduled for four rounds. The show will start m « o'clock, iilylhevillc Gasoline At STATJi UNK- CRICKS 6 Gals, for $1.00 JOYNHU OIL CO. At Keil Top Gin U. S. Highway 61, North J. L. GUARD Optometrist Only Graduate Optometrist in Ulyttieville. Glasses Fitted Correctly I game. 1 ! scheduled bolh in the "A" and "B" Divisions, it was announced toduy by Joe ^Whilley. county recreational supervisor,with innn'nnd Page, completion of tlie schedule. I T n In the first games of the "A" cuit, Division, Blytheville plays at Kel- . straight over Little^Rock^5-1. Henser; Lutes at Yarbro; Wilson ' " ' Bln^kivnter. In the "B" Division, Burks plays teammates . . * J «...! ISfatta at Reece; Burdetle at Tomato; Huffman at Smith; Tyroiizn UIKC at Victoria. All games will be called at 2:30 o'clock, according to rules announced by Roy Johnson of Blythe- vllle, president of the group. Home teams will furnish one umpire with the visiting team furnishing the other. Winning team managers will send ' in returns to the president by early Monday morning. Hetherington Hurt At Miami, Fla. Track Ken Hetherington, mitoiuobile racer who luis been headquartering in Blytheville during the past year or more, was seriously Injured in a crack-Up at Miami, Fla.', Sunday. H-OII over Mnyfield "Sonny" n e jg resting very welt nl n lios- Will Hold Senior Track Meet Friday Tho district track meet for senior high schools of Northeast Arkansas, scheduled to have been held last Saturday, will tnke place tomorrow In Joncsboro. The Blytheville go. as announced, with the exception of J. .C. Stircs who will not make the trip. Also going will be a golf team of two members to be selected today from among Russell Parr, George linbbarcl. L. E. Stafford and Herbert Graham, nnd a tennis team of Melvin Halsdl, Bob Doug- Ins and diaries AITIick. Joe Dlldy and Mitchell Best will accompany the young athletes. Preliminaries are to be held In the morning with finals scheduled for 2:30 'p. m. and Krausse for 10, including triples by Glynn,< Tauby and Luce. Tlie schedule today finds Atlanta at'Knoxville,. Birmingham at Little Rock, Chattanooga at Nash- •ille and New Orleans at Memphis Today's Games Southern League New Orleans at Memphis. Atlanta at Knoxville. Birmingham nl. Little Rock. Chattanooga at Nashville. Stakes at Havre It: Grace. Md Southern League W. L. Pet. Nashville :.... C 1 .851 Little Rock C 4 .GOO Knoxville 4 3 .511 Birmingham 5 4 .556 Memphis 4 5 .444 New Orleans 4 6 .400 Chattanooga 3 5 .375 Atlanta 2 fi .250 American Cleveland : 4 Boston 4 Detroit 4 New York 3 Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 2 Chicago .. 1 Washington 1 W. L. Pet. National league Boston at New York. Brooklyn at Philadelphia, St. Louis at Pittsburgh. Cincinnati at Chicago. American League Chicago at Cleveland. Detroit at St. Louis. Philadelphia at Washington, New York at Boston. ..Grizzly bears are able to attain a speed of 35 miles an hour. pltal there. His skull was fractured and both shoulders broken when Ills car collided with another midget machine during n race. Although lie lias been in numerous crack-ups, tills is the only serious injury he hns receiveu ^.u-. .t^ing up this sport. Hetherington left Blytheville last NOW PEPPY, FEELS NEW, YOUNGER November when he went lo Miami \.^v a oDiy.ss'imi MS OLD.- m WMI. eiharatw. for the niid-wnivi • Well known In this section, Hetii- Was Old at 52 II.-H. JOT1D30H, Ptill: tonics, c[]muUsu often nn ^ t/pfo Ine, VLI ,,v . "••->• '" "•""-""—' ""•• iMkioit iron, (.ttlii phwpSinii. lodim. Vlliiili irmgton, with Fi'ecullE Frame and BI. Fofmea » u a womtn. A 73-ye«c oia DOCTOR "Buddy" Galloway, noiasu.c u.^.- Stti "'ji^lln 1 "a°tV 0 oS''' e ii"' 00 * " zV' mile track record In Blytheville. Head Courier iTews \\vnt ads Yesterday's Results ^ Snilthrrn lx;aeun , Ne^ Orleans 4, Memphis 0. "Knoxville 6, Atlanta 5, first 16 in- riln»s.second game called In second, darkness. • Chattanooga 5, Nashville 4. ^Birmingham 5, Little Rock 1. r. American Lcvrne «;New York 9, Philadelphia •i. ^Washington 0, Boston 6. vDetroit 2, Chicago 1. '{'Cleveland 6, St. Louis 4. V.Brooklyn 8, Boston 6. ; New York S, Philadelphia 2. ;'Chicago 9, Pittsburgh 4. .'.SI. Louis at Cincinnati, postponed, Crosley Field Hooded, FOR SALE We h»ve carload Pedigrctd r>. tl. »nd Stontvlll* Seed. Also >MT« »"neont of same kind that h»s b«n planted here ont yfar See or Call Us For Price! Very liberal price allowance for jrwr ild Mwd. L.R.Matthews ;, Gin Co. ,Fb«K Ml-W-1 ' Tarbro, Ark. HOW WELL CAN YOU DRIVE A NAIL? Enter our nail driving contest and you may win a prize. Open io any customer of this store. All you have to do is drive a 20 penny nail into ;» piece of cypress timber. Contestant using the fewest number of blows will win. 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