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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 29, 1940
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VAGE six BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK,) COURIER NKWS MONDAY, APRIL 29, STICKLER ' BY AKTKREN2 Stickler's Monopoly Ends; : Another Large Crowe Altencls Races n>- j. P. FRIEND • The racing' monopoly of Ixc Stickler was halted yesterday as four different drivers captured first places in the America!) Legion's fourth Old Car Derby .it Hie Kiiir Grounds before approximately 3,000 excited spectators. • Stickler, winner of tiirce first places two weeks ago and heretofoie j R dominating figure in the olliei" races, had to be content with only ore first place. He crossed the finish line in front in the five-mile ] Australian Pursuit race. He finished second to Roscoe Coleman. l.uxor.i entry, in the feature race of 2r> miles but was disqualified by ttie 'ji!ti 5 es ami his purse ordered forfeited. As a result, Jinx Scrape was awarded second, Red Williams, third and John "Barney" Burns, funrth. Thrills Aplenty Wliilc all the races provided plenty ,of thrills, the main event was jperliaps the, most excitins!. For the :rhast part it was a nip and tuck '•battle between Coleman and Stickler that kept the fans on their feet Curing the entire 50 laps. Stickler ^t'ook the lead and held it for 10 miles, or 32 times around the hnlf ."mile oval, with Coleman right behind. The Luxoru boy made no .challenge until they swung Into the •home stretch for the 33rd lap, ,[e 'took over st the back turn and with "a burst of speed pulled out In front : vwith a comfortable margin. "Jinx" Scrape, driving a red colored Chrysler, must be given an assist, though. I-or It was he who kept Stickler behind him while Coleman raced to \a comparatively easy triumph. Scrape neatly bottled Stickler's small, yellow Bulck and had enough speed to thwart Lee's every attempt 'to move around him. Jinx Jinxes Jinx Hard luck dogged the Scrape brothers nil during the program. In the-first race of 10 miles, Otto Scrape, driving a "Ulack Cat" Ford, crashed Into another car on the far turn and went out in the first lap. A little later "Jinx" took tilt- lead with his speedy orange colored Ford and gradually pulled away from Burns, in second place. Needing- only one tap for victory rind out. in front by at least a half mile, his car developed motor trouble nnil finally went cleud 0:1 the start of the back turn, just 1-4 mile from the finish line. "Barney" Burns went on to finish first with Coleman second and Clarence Cummings -Wn'rd. ' Dame Fortune 'frowned twice more on the plucky brothers before smiling. Tn the Australian Pursuit race Jinx stepped out in front and appeared headed to easy victory when his motor ngoin failed him. Although it was missing and knocking badly Jinx continued, even after h rod was thrown through the block out onto the track, However, he was forced to abandon the machine on the back stretch when It caught afire. He extinguished it by throwing dirt. Stickler, in second place at the time, went on to win easily, with Coleman, second ami Otto Scrape, third. Scrape Finally Wins In the "big" race Oito pushed his Black Cat from sixth to fourth place on two turns and stood an excellent chance to move up when his motor developed "t.b."—started coughing—and he was forced out. But he did come through in grout style to win the "consolation shoe" race, in which helmets and goggles were substituted for shoes. He took the lead on the fifth lap and finished with ample room to spare .over his brother, Jinx, who had switched to the red Chrysler which Clarence cumtnlngs drove in the first race. "Red" Williams was third. Roy - Nelson, city attorney, was the official starter. As a special attraction J. P. Holland took off and landed Iris mono- coupe inside the oval. What fins Happened Yanks > , When Dodgers Tumble) HV CiEOHGK KIRK SKY NEW YORK. April 29. (UP)— Baseball's two biggest topics today were: (1) Can the Dodgers keep It up? HI What's happened to the Yankees? Today's Sport Parade By IIKNKY McLKMOKK HNHOUTE TO LOUISVILLE, April 2'J. (UP)—Even if 1 didn't like the way nil looked In wir.nitig Hit 1 Wood Memorial on Saturday 1 wouldn't say so. A very honest-faced porter named George has Just Informed me that Arnold Hanger's derljy hope Ls on tills same train, ami f am not the sort ot fellow who cares to risk having 1,150 pounds of horse read over his shoulder and then give htm a few lefts and rights with his h&ovrs. liut this time it would be all right II nit took a peek at my story They Were First Child Crusaders The answer thereabouts to epics-1 he worked like a good lion No. ! is, "No, Hie Dodgers can't • keep it up." They've won eight straight (iaines and have a l.UOO per cent Iscord as they moved itito the west today to open against last year's champions, the Cincinnati Reds, now riding In second place. The Dodgers linve a good, hustling hall club but 11 must be remembered that five of their thing in winning the Wood against u Meld that Included an even dozen other derby ellgibles. lie won It the way a good horse should win, meaning that he was out In from ;ir.d stayed there, The fact thai his time was ordinary—he did the mile and one sixteenth in 1:45 4-5—must not be Max West Of Bees Gets Relaxation Order 1'Yom Stengel NEW YORK (UP) — Baseball Dclroil uwoils sequence of events that will determine whether Schoolboy kowe's five-hit victory over Bob Feller in Cleveland was u prelude lo enduring effectiveness or merely a tlasli ol form. The hero of the Tigcis' pcnnuu'f- wiiiiiiug days blanked the Indians with a siinilur peifoimoncc in his 1939 Low, Lul tinisheci Ilie coinpoign wilhoiilylQvictoriesond I2deic<ils. Injured leg. Bui the Yim! been without DIMaggio nearly every year tills lime nnd have done nil right. The Yanks aren't thc tame hall club they were. Their hitting Is feeble—four runs and IB lills In llieir last three games. In million their defense Is bogging down. 'Hie Yanks nre in seventh place now. A total of 181.840 persons witnessed Sunday's games, with thc Dodgers-Giants fiasco drawing 51,- G59, Ihe day's lop throng. Dolt Camihl's homer with a male o 11 base In the ninth save Brooklyn its eighth in n low. Whit Wyntt, although allowing 10 hits, slopped thc Glnnis. Pete Coscarnrl hit n two-run homer oil Harry Gum- berl, Betting his iu Ihe fifth with nixie Walker on base. Ernie Lombard's lulling and dene Thompson's pitching fenlur- ed the Reds 8-2 victory over the Pirates. Lombard! had "4 for 4" with n homer and three singles Thompson let thc Pirates down with five hits, and was aided by three double plays. Don OuUcrldgc's homer with two men on enabled Ihe Cardinals lo come from behind ami heat Ihe Cubs, 7-5. The Cubs drove Bill Mc- Oec from the bos. and Dusly Rhoun received credit for the win. The Bees defeated the Phillies. 3-2, for their first win In seven starts. telly Joe Sullivan held the Phils to seven hits. Cleveland scored an 11-9 victory over Detroit. Uolh sides used four pitchers. Jim Tabor's homer gave Ihe Boston Red Sox 11 5--1 victory over .he Philadelphia Athletics iu 12 innings. Chubby Dean, who started lor thc A's. was replaced iu the 10th by Ed Heusser who was the. fo.ser. jimmy Foxx drove in three runs. Herald Walker's single scoring George Case from second gave Washington « 3-2 victory over the Yanks. It was the Yanks' third straight loss. The Browns .slugged out n hits to give the White Sox an 11 lo 8 thrashing. Waller Judnich and Harlond CHfl nil homer-. briefs: Probably the only young ballplayer ever ordered to "whistle while you work" by his manager : Max West, long-rarrje .slugger • ol the Boston Dees. "Hustle" Is] thc boss 1 usual order, but Manager Casey Stengel noted that West was loo tense at home plate .when the pitchers were throwing his way. The wllcy Boston pilot suggested whistling a tune as an antidote for hyper-tension. Result: Max West hit nt least one homer, in every Nalional U'agno park last year. Glen stcwiift stalled life n-i n catcher, played every infield posi- .ton for Jersey City last year, set > new International League pinch- lilting record ol .500, and shapes in as about the most useful rookie in Ihe ranks of the New York . Giants. They call him "Gabby" be- j cause he can keep •y.itel longer around n conversation than any i nan on thc Giants' active playing raster. Young Cooney Backed If heredity counts, there's a' great young ballplayer coming along in the person of John Walter Cooney Jr., 14-year-old offspring of the Boston Bees' centerflelder and coach. Not only his father anil his Uncle Jimmy were major leaguers bill both granddads were baseball men all the way. Diminutive Dominic Dallesandro, the Chicago Cubs' first-prize power- buy from thc Pacific Coast League, not only oulbnlteri Dominic DiMaggio, Boston Red Sox cenlcrfielder, by eight points iu winning thc league batting championship last year, but Ills average, 308, was thc highest, recorded in thc sunset loop faster than any turned in for the ' since 1936. "Dally" likewise led the distance at the track in 1939. | league in drawing buses on balls, Thc last, time Bimelech worked Ice Totine as Builder the Wood distance of a mile and a ' Want to be a big league catcher'; sixteenth was in his lasl race in Gel a job hauling ice. That's how 1833, Ihe Plmlico Futurity. Packing more weight lhan Dit did Saturday, and never hustled, lie worked eight and one-half furlongs at 1:45 1-5. And Pimlico is a much slower track than Jamaica. The record for Die mile and one-sixteenth is 1:44 at ' Pimlico and 1:42 3-5 at Jamaica. near the far turn, a lead of o:ily a length over Sonny Whitney's Flight Command. By the time 1311 pounded have j'"'" lhe 10|) o! lllc slrc ' cn he wns every 'hi'ee lengths in front and could have walked in and won. lie was icar a canter when he showed his inks lo the judge. Oil must be rated as thc only eastern hope in the demy with an outside chance to lick the mighty Bimelech, Andy K, Flight Command, Carrier Pigeon, Woof Wool, Robert E. Lee, Devil's Crag and rlcd Dock. Dit, must not be given too much of a chance. Bimelech, making his first start of the year nt, Keeneland on Thursday, won a mile and one- eighth race In the .smashing time of 1:60. He wasn't driven even as much as Dit was in the Wood, yet he brecv.ed the distance in a time that was only llirec-fourths ol a second off the track record and was MHO Pollard Is Medalist; Visitors Find Court Not To 1 Their Liking ' Blylhevillc golfers defeated the Hriyli - Cai'iitlicrsi'illc, Mo., Owin Club golfers, 30 to 11, yesterday, In the first tournament of Ihe tea- con staged here. j W. .1. I'ollard, of the local club, ' won honors of the day, making 1 the course of nine holes in 30 j with three birdies and two bogles 1 on the first round, which gave him the wider par record, and completed the second round in a 42 to make 78 lor 18 holes. This was the lowest total score made for the Blythevllle club and tied the 18 made by Gene Dill, pro of the visiting club. lilylhcvlllc will play n return match with the Missourian elub in Hnytl June 2. The scores follow with lilythe- ville players lislcd first: 1st 2nd Pts. B. A. Lynch Fourteen-year-old lloyt Barrett (left) and Elizabeth Merrill, 11, of Perkinsville, VI., whose desire to donate tlieir pennies for the relief of war stricken children inspired the ruilion-wklc "Children's Crusade," are pictured ;is they irrivccl in New York. With I them in Hev. M. Everc-ll Cor- I bett. who helped organize the i crusade. Leroy Cecil Adolf I'.-iy Dirt UtlllcT Toimsilc DAYTON, Nev. (UP) — A California dredging company plans to move to another site or raze virtually every building in this city to work over the ground for gold. from here—it must be Ohio—the GGth running ot Matt Winn's julep classic shapes up as a one-hoss race with only three others capable of staying within sight of him. Those oilier three are Mioland, Charley Howard's Oregon bred Router; fellow passenger Dit; and \V. L, Brann's Pictor. The latter, a half brother to Challcdon, showed in his winning of Ihe Chesapeake that f it comes up mud he'll be there ringing it in a lot of faces. And it s time for the rains lo come, 1 iccause not since Omaha's derby in .935 has the weatherman turned in the fauuel.s at Churchill Downs. STORIES IN STAMPS Jim Bogby,.Jr., has slairce) oft as though he will give the Boston Red Sox some ol Ihe pitching Ihcy need lo rocs the New York Yankees to the wire. A son of Cleveland's Old Sarge of 20 Ycais ago, young Jim had a qood year with the Bosox in 1938, but did not do so well in 1939 ond was sent lo Little Rock. VOLUIMII51 I cnme un with a ! the sixth lo go STANDINGS Southern League \V. L. Nashville 10 1 Little Rock 8 5 Memphis 7 G N'evJ Orleans 6 8 ' Atlanta 6 8 : Birmingham 5 7 Chaitanobija Kuo^ville .. Prt .909 .015 .538 .429 .429 .417 .3B5 .333 Question In Southern Now Is How To Slop Nashville National Brooklyn ... Cincinnati .. Chicago — Pittsburgh ., (New York .. St. Louis .. Philadelphia Boston League W. I.. rn. ATLANTA, Oiv. April 29. (UP) — There apparently was no slopping the Nashville Volunteers today tarry Gilbert's tascballers threatened to extend their blistering spring pace into the summer. The Vols made It ten wins and one loss Sunday by taking the first six-run rally In one ahead. The Vols tied the score in their half of the seventh and after the Smokies failed to break the deadlock the game was called. Little i!ock clubbed three Pelican Today's Games Southern league Memphis at New Orleans. Knoxvllle at Atlanta. Little Rock nt Birniiiighnm. Nashville at Chattanooga. National lA'ague Pittsburgh at Cincinnati. Chicago at St. Louis. Only games '.,chcdulccl. Harry Danning. great catcher o! the New York Giants, dcvelopet those back muscles that have made him a power hitter and ac- i cording to his manager, IJ;11 Terry, I 'the best low-ball catcher since' Prank Snyder." At the age of 13, Harry got a job on an ice wagon and for several years after school hours his work consisted of tossing 50-pound lumps of frozen water into Los Angeles ice-boxes. | Baseball can be a 12-months job, if you play it like Enos Slaughter, • right-fielder of thc St. Louis Car- ! dinals. EIUK winters on the family farm clown in North Carolina.' which means swinging a polc-nx to strengthen the hatting muscles and using rocks iu throw out rabbits trying to take an extra base at thc other end of the cornfield. Lessons learned on National .eague diamonds trom arbitrator Bill Klein and the other umpires iave proved valuable to Max Macon. Brooklyn southpaw pitcher. Dut home last winter in New Albany, Inil., Max was rated the No. basketball referee, lie called them right and when he was working, thc referee was always the boss. Tests have established that the precious metal exists in paying quantities over much of the town- site. PITTSPIELO, Mass. (UP) — Thirteen years ago, John Gibbons sold his painting business and retired / to Florida. The other day, tired of being idle, he bought it back. Gibbons' rexl birthday will be his 80th. Whitner Shane Ventcriner Bill Pollard Ralph Prpir . John Traynor Proir Farmer England Sid Gates U. S. Branson Sr. S. J. Pates E. B. Gee J. Miles P. Whilworth .1. n. Dowell C. M. Buck G. Myers B. Morse Sam Helton Bob Kirshner P. Kyle Stockctt, B. Geo. Jeriiincr B. Becker C. Harper R. Fan- S. Essay If. Wilcockson Gene Dill J. Lent! ' B. Pull G. Tlubbard, Jr. R. Pierce 9 40 51 43 44 3C 40 40 41 44 47 40 50 42 51 •1C 44 41 40 41 43 47 4C 50 45 48 49 47 57 39 38 47 40 45 57 18 B. H. 81 2 95 1 85 2 89 78 79 79 0 81 87 91 80 91 81 94 92 93 81 90 0 fl:t 45 92 51 07 40 90 42 87 49 97 44 93 45 92 52 109 •10 79 40 78 <il 83 42 W 51 9I> 53 110 3(i 11 A flannel cloth dipped in oatmeal makes a good cleaner for painted \v.;oaworK. "-ol Great Beneficial Interest." BEER INDUSTRY'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST LAW VIOLATORS UPHELD BY ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLT AS AID TO PUBLIC WELFARE * Following »r<; cxcrrjus from an «f)u-i.-il opinion bv Attorney Jack Hell upholding vulidilv of tin- Cormmtlri-'s "Cli-mi Up" t'rogrum, ° American League Cleveland at Detroit. New York at Washington. , Boston at Philadelphia. Only games scheduled. Ohio Only about 10 biitler consumed home-produced. per cent of Ihe in England is BUY Fighting Finns Pictured On New Red Cross Series TJ'lNL.AND has remembered heroes of past wars willi Russia in o new group of four Ited Cross semi-postals, released during the Lemon Tree I'roduce's O. (UP)— A lemon tree Mrs. Joseph Ricdl bought from seed company eight years ago is bearing fruit for the first time this spring. There are seven huge lemons, each about four times the sl?.e of average lemons, on the tree, which stands four feet nigh. STANDARD TIRES pitchers for 11 hits in the opener j J, losing [iays ' o f the newest Russian while Hank Harris held the oppo- im , a simi. The stamp, above, shows The X-ray now can be used to determine acrurntcly the size and weight of the heart. soldier o( Charles XII, (1700| 1721) and below, oflicers of the .714 .501) .500 .500 .333 8 0 1.000 came of a double-header from the Knoxvllle Smokies. 7 to 4. nnd winners. The first Atlanta-Nashville game saw the Crackers use four pitchers and twice come from behind before punching over the winning tally in the ninth Inning. Alex Hooks hit n homer for the Lookouts. It \vns Chatlanoogti's turn to rally in the second game nnd the Lookouts singed n five-runner in the fifth to take a 6 lo 4 lead. The Crackers sition to clsht. Calcher Brccsc rapped out three of the Pebbles' "I . j JI~4/ IIIIM .*,-•«*».> .*....-.-... HI , >ku nine hits in thc nightcap. Marvin | war o[ 1808 . 0 3 ;1VC pictured. The Ulrlch pitched four-hit ball for lhe lWQ oU , cr vaUlcs> nol ^produced here, show a bowman and a horseman o{ lhe Thirly Years War. Finland .was the battleground for centuries of war between Swc-1 rlen and Russia, from 1300 to 1809. Peter the Great occupied nil of Finland after cictcnliiiR the Swedes and Finns nt Poltava in 1709, retained Viboru. liut complete Hussian domination did not come for 100 years. staving off a strong Smuky rally to gain a 11-11 dogfall in the nightcap. The astonishing Little Rock Travelers bulwarked their tecond- 5 .286 j Bla!- e position by collnring the New - - Orleans Pelicans twice. 11 lo 3 and American League W. L. Cleveland 7 2 Boston 6 3 Detroit 5 4 Washington ; 5 4 '.St.- Louis 4 5 'Philadelphia 4 6 New York 3 5 'Chicago 2 T came right back with three scores ' Aflcr a , lcal wilh ^,,,(,1^,,, th( , but Challanoois put together single Hussijms invaded Finland. Swc- tflllles in the sixth and seventh lo • dc| , oftCTC[ , smnll V0f islancc alu , pull the battle out of the tire. j thc Fhms wagc(1 , gHcri , la war . Iu taking the Barons. Memphis I f . u . c , OT fivc hv)nths _ H U5 si ;1 won made n clean sweep of a three-game . am| Swericn Kavc nuland (o i], e LOOK! The country lioy came to town ami the dirl track kins of Ilrythcvillc. Roscoe Coleman, Winner of the 50 lap rarc Johnson's Garage l.uxor.i, Ark. >OTHEt SIZES i— «t ttOPORTlONATZLY LOW// At Today's LOW PRICES! As T Ac Per Week j Low As 3U On Our BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. flth Walnut Phone 810 KILLARD ALFO T. KAQDEN Hu JOHN P. STRE LETFCL GEF*T J.F. Kooc .ASS'S 1 i i v ra 11 As vie understand the proposition, ... their nativities ore to be directed solely to a better enforcement of the law. V.'e think their self-regulatory program could in no mariner be construed as being agninst the public vrelfare. It is my opinion that their program is a reasonable restraint upon the beer business of the State of Arkansas and should be of great beneficial interest to the public, "I am pleased to advise you that ... brewers and wholesale beer distributors may form a combination for the purpose of refusing to sell beer to retailers who violate the law . ..• and that such a Combination will not be a violation of our statutes dealing with monopolies." series. The hits were eight on encn .178 .661 .556 .558 .414 .400 ,375 .222 5 to 3. Memphis won trom Bir-j side but Memphis hunched some of mlr.gham In a single game, 7 to 2 | them with Birmingham . | while Atlanta and Chatlanooja til- fielding for four rims In the second conquerors. Courier News want ads. vlded a pair, Atlanta taking the opener 5 to 4 and Chattanooga the second game, 8 to 7. The Vols took a long lead behind ! George Jeffcoat's pitching in the first game but when the Smokies threatened In the late innings Leo Twardy had to replace him. The j Smokies seemed doomed to double- defeat In the nightcap but they Inning and two more In the eighth. Memphis pitcher Prank Veverka, filling In at first base, continued his hitting with two blows that knocked hi as many runs. The teams shifted today, with Knoxvllle at Atlanta, Little Rock nt Birmingham, Nashville, at Chattanooga and Memphis at New Orleans. WRESTLING Loyal Green vs. Joe Dillman vs. Floyd Byrd vs. American Legion Arena Lee Stickler Lefty Williams George Thomas Monday 8 p. Tin* imporlnnl ruling by Attorney General Holt gives lh<- JJreKecs nml Arknnsn.s Hrrr l)is- Icilmtors (tnmnnllce n powerful new wcnpon in its campaign to riii thii* slntc of ihc Irtw-violalinK beer retailer niul lo further protect reputable n'tnilcrs! The immediate effect will be that not <mly pur iiuliiMrv, bill the stale a* well, Viill benefit. Now, tlie imlnslry may immediately halt sale of lieei- to lhe short- Hgrtleil rvtnilcr whose policies jeopaniirc- licer's valuable benefit* to Arkansas. Ilrcr IS imporlant to the *t*te. ]i paid more llian $2,015 « Hay in tn\es Inst year. It employs thousands of Arkansauf. The w- iliislr}- purchases B l>i£ portion of tlie state's rice crop. It annually Imys i h o u s H mis of kcpa nirule from Arkansas whitr onk. It enables hvimlrt'o's of Arfcnn- j;ni5 lo pay mils anil tuxes *>n real eMnU* niitl iierMinal property holdings. All of tbesr arc reasons why H« KBnl to protect the industry from unjust public criticism, inspired by \}\c law \l«l*lioiM of a minority of retailers. Yon can help oxir program by patronizing only those retailer.* who do hew to the line of strict law enforcement. BREWERS & ARKANSAS BEER DISTRIBUTORS COMMITTEE J. HUGH WHAHTON STATE DIRECTOR 4IO PYRAMID BLDG. LITTLE ROCK. ARK,

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