The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 9, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 9, 1940
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«-AGB SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS YiilfJTO mm Must Face Feller As They Try To Get Out "EW YORK, May 8. (UP)-r ':ow 'em no hiercy.'V^that waS •- message Oscar VHl drove homo •vhls Cleveland Indians today as hey faced the woebegone New York Yankees ia the final game of the most disastrous home stand experienced in many y«'..s by the world's champions. And Vitt said it with a fiendish gleam In his blue eyes. But what Vitt said didn't, hurt the Yanks •early as much as the news that, niillet Bob Feller would toe the 'rubber for the Indians today. The Yanks finally emerged from the southpaw epidemic only to run into Today's Sport Parade B» HENKV McLEMOKK baseball's pitcher. premier right hand guys have had the breaks so'/long they think they .are entitled to then) forever, 11 srnppcd Vitt. "The law of averages finally caught up with the Yanks, Now watch them squirm, And while they are down I believe 'in saving il to them with both barrels." I The Indians, with pennant de- sigcs of their own, certainly gave It to the Yanks yesterday. ^VVith Lefty Al Smith, an old Qlant casloff reclaimed via Buffalo, on the hill, Cleveland .smacked the Yanks right between Ihe eyes, 10-4, and knocked them into the Atherican League cellar all by their lonesome. No one remembers when (lie .Yanks were In last place nl . this time. £lt was the Yanks' fifth straight defeat, and another wrong arm continued the southpaw mnslery over the bedraggled Bronx Bombers. Prom the looks of-things the Yanks a£e gotrg to keep every southpaw who can get the ball up on the plntc in the league. It was Smith's first American League start and riis victory came on the heels of .triumphs by such little regarded tfjifnt. as Tern Seals, Archie Mc- feain, I8 : year-oid Ha! Newbouser vitid Thornton Lee (the only lefty .-of established reputation). "Vitt, like the other pilots, is taking no chances with the Ynnks iu trie Iat« innings. As soon as Babe Dahlgren singled to start the ninth and threw one ball lo pinch hitter •'. Buster Aftlls, Al Miltiar, another lefty, wns rushed to the rescue eve: ihough Ihe Indians hurt n 6-run lead. He threw a double play tall (9 Mills and got Crosctti on a Ily to right. -J'The ; 'Indians combed Marvlii Breuer 'and Alley Donald for 14 Hits, including Ha! Trosky's two homers and another round trtppci 6y Rollle Hemsley. To make the Yonks lock worse Ben chapman Sirid Jeff Heath worked a doublf steal-on Bill Dickey in the 8th, with Qlmpmim scorkigy K Joe DiMagglo,- on his second day in the lineup, hit two singles, drew £- walk.and-, was 'hit by a pitched ball 'but there seems to be more . Wrong with the Yanks for the present than eve.T Jolting Joe can curt The .Yankee star still lias to fa'vor his right knee. ;]Lou Pinney continued 1 his heroic hitting for the .Boston Red Sox as he accounted for three of their rurr in Boston's 5-4 win over Detroit Finney's-triple and single drove in two runs and he scored another --j^ack Wilson .came to Jim Bagby' rescue In the 7th, and stopped tlif Tigers, fanning Hank Oreenberg Ir the Tinth with the tyiiig and winning runs ou base, {tin the other two America! League games the White Sox ten' tjie Senators, C-3, and the Athletics thumped out a 10-8 win ove the Browns, Benny McCoy slummed out. a triple and three stnjles ;; The Boslon Bees drove Paul Der- 'ringer to cover and beat the Reds 10-4, behind Bill Posetiel's cagey pitching. Eddie Miller hit n homer and double and figured in three Boston double plays. ::The Giants came out o! their 4- game slump by siugglns out n 10-G victory over the Pirates. It wn' Pittsburgh's 8th straight loss, and tenth In the last eleven games Babe Young, \vith 4 hits, led the Giants attack. ;• Two homers by Stu Marti.-i fca- .tured the Cardinals' 7-4 triumpl' over the Phillies. Bill McGee faltered In the ninth, and Lefty ,Shoun had to rome in and get the side out. '.. * * • ; Yesterday's hero — Hal Trosky wno'hit homers No. 6 and 7 to take the American League lead in that department -and lead the Indian' to victory over the Yanks. NEW YORK, May 9. (UP)—The most set-up man In baseball today was the Janitor in charge of the American League cellar. He wore a carnation in the lapel of his overalls and twirled his broom os if It were & malacca eanc: He had classy tenaiics at hist, Tlie New York Yankees, long lime pffupajils of the penlhouso, had come down to tho basement. The janitor's happiness was un- dnstadable. After listening lo the squawks of such shabby and habitual cellar-dwellers as the St, Louis Browns' and the Philadelphia Athletics, lie Klowert with pride to have Bitch poor but proud occupants as Ihe New York Yankees. For one thing, the Yankees hail some pennants to tack up 0,1 the wall, And they brought some silverware, too. The head ol the family even had a big silver cup on which was engraved "Champions of the World, 1936, 1937, 1038 and 1939." Tlie only thing that disturbed the Janitor was (he fact that his new lenanls, the Yankees, didn't act as it they Intended 10 stay very long. They didn't tidy up the place a bit, but spent their time looking out of the window nt the ui>siairs iennnis. As tlie janitor's helper, I went to the Yankee SUuHum yesterday afternoon to see the Yankees get the kej's to Ihe basement. They got them from the Cleveland Indians, the temporary and giddy occupants of the seventh, floor front American League apartment. The Yanks took their misfortune with all the grace and fortitude one would expect of true blucbloods. There was no discouragement. TO complaining, no hanging of heads. Nothing but an air of assurance that not even the youngest utility member of the family would be In the basement long enough to suffer from the stuffiness ol the drab lodgings. Manager Joe McCarthy looked for better days to come very soon. "This Is a great ball club, one of the greatest, but there never was one so good that It didn't have slumps. We had one last year when the Red Sox knocked us off five straight, but you remember where we finished. I have heard it said that the boys aren't hustling. Just the opposite Is true. My biggest Job right now is to keep them from hustling loo hard, because that Is the same as pressing, and pressing Is fatal to nil nthlcte." Big Bill Dickey said there wasn't anything wrong with the Yankees that n few base lilts wouldn't cure. "Ami we'll get 'cm, don't worry," he said. "And when we start we'll make a few of these pitchers who have been beating us sorry they :ver heard of us." "Lot those other teams have their fun;" said second baseman Joe Gordon. "I haven't been around 'ong but I never heard of World Series checks being passed out in Boys, 17 Or Under, Eligible For Team Boys from nil parts of Mississippi County call become members of the American Legion Junior Basctell learn if they' were bom til 1923 or lalcr. It was announced today by Joe Whltlcy, manager, who 1ms started practicing of the team. Although there arc 35 boys practicing daily at the Mississippi county Pali- Grounds field, there are several positions o]>ci] with n good cfllchcr bcully needed, It Is suld, H Is planned lo carry a first «nt_t second team throughout Hie season with n rosier ol 15 eligible only to participate In major games with other Junior Legion teams but n second team of 15 members will play other competition, Manager Whltlcy said. The first game will he played In two weeks will] sonic strong team In Northeast /Irkansas. HlyDicvllle's learn, the first of this kind since ID29, plum to piny at least twice weekly and will meet teams other.than those sponsored by American Legion posts. It has been pointed out. STANDINGS ily Affni ' the rate In the early .stages until an oil line cracked. Shaw was running third when he dropped a crnnkcase plug. There was a succession- of lough bix-itks In '35-36-37-38. Always her drivers were in contending positions when something woiwd go wrong. Last year George Connor was speeding along well iu the money with only three and a half laps to no when a gear train moke, ' cnn ' After a family Of j(j(j- CiraiKtma decided to buy two new r>«» P.nn/l Tc P.,™ cars tot thls y° a ''' s "Kempt. One tbl UllflCl IS 1 am-.iiH.s- ii latest design 270-cnbtc o, I | Stable Oftaibmisor engine, the Inch oilier n !!)• JKItltV KKONDF1EI.I) NBA Scivlca Stnir Correspondent inch Job. In deference I to her son-ir.-law the cars are llblcd as Marks Specials. Duke Nalon, a lop-notch midget j j ~»-,.> >..»V"> n vvlJJ-.lwLdi illlUfVk , lrd -' Ml) y o.-Qrandma racer from Chicaqo, and Tommy Mary Milconl stands behind the Ilinncrschit?., a dirt track driver coimler and dispenses biscuits,' from Heading. Pa., will be at Ihe spinach and bologna bui her mind Isn't o:;i ihc Breery business these duys.. Not with Ihc Indianapolis 500-mile race only a few >/3eks away. This buxom Italian Pofionlxjrger Just Another Hurler As New Orleans Wins Game controls. As Grandma Falcon! down a sack of sugar for a customer she r.ods toward the garage in the rear. "Maybe we run out of bad luck this year, eh? Sooner or later we yes?" By Unileit I'resa Coots Poffcnbergcr, the pitciicr whose ecccntricltle.s were too much for even the slap-happy Brooklyn Dodgers, now k::ows that Southern Association batters are not exactly In tho pushover class. Hoots started with the Nashville Vols this season, like a big : THURSDAY, MAY 9, 19<IO Willis parceled out eight lilts tolsiiydain .lie Lookouts, smomcreo a ntnlh- nnlng rally and batted In R run before, lie chalked up the victory. Kr.oxvllle failed to take advantage of the chance of the Chattanooga defeat, which ^ave the Smo- kies opportunity to start out of the cellar. The Birmingham liaron; blasted three Knoxvjlle pitchers— IBIvln, Smith and K. Slieehun—for 16 hits. Jim Blvln did the most painful suffering and was credited with the defeat. His offerings were pounded for eight hits and seven nms, while he was retiring onti four Barons Rookie Emll Lochbaum relieved Charlie Burgess on the mound foi Atlanta In Hie fourth liming and won Ills own game with a single in the 10th Innlnj. Outfielders Jack and Glen. McQuillcn homered for Atlanta, suyclnm's was ire (lie first Inning, with the bases loaded. Indian Jumping Snxke The Indian jumping snake Is capable of leaping from one tree to another up lo a distance ol 10 feel. This snake lias a green body, covered wlih bars and spots oi orillianl. red, yellow and orange. Try One of Our Ueliclout PIG SANDWICHES t Ole Hickory Inn Arrnra l-'rrim Ilifrh School .Southern l.ea Nashville Memphis xAUanla xLIUIe Ro:* Birmingham New Orleans Chattanooga W. L. Pet. 16 12 II 10 10 10 > 7 Knoxvlllc 7 x— Night game. .7MO .KI2 .500 .476 .-155 .333 American League W, L. Boston 13 r> Cleveland n o Detroit n i Philadelphia. 8 10 St. Louis 7 10 Chicago 7 10 Washington 7 II New York C II Pel: .722 .iH7 .Gil .414 AVi .•112 .389 .353 National League W. L. Pel. 2 .84 G .133 Brooklyn 11 Circinnali II 4 Chicago 9 a New York G 8 Boston 6 8 St. Louis 7 10 Philadelphia 5 8 .420 .420 Pittsburgh 4 10 .280 Northeast Aikansas league . W, L. Pet. Paragould 4 3 .511 Caruthersvllle 4 Jonesboro 3 Newport 3 .571 .429 .429 "Will those other guys love us in December as they do in May?" racked Lefty Gomez. "When DiMag ind Red and Joe and Charlie get to belting that bail they'll find A at who Is boss In this league." On the berch, in the dressing room, on the fleid, Ihe Yankees "lleiii't give a sign of being worried ibovit their slow start. II they're finally breaking up they 'on'I know It. Ark-Mo To Play V-8's: Hubbard Faces Coca Cola The Clly Amateur Softball '.etigue will liiu-e its second night •>f play tonight. 8 o'clock, at Haley Meld Vlien the Arkansas-Missouri Power Corporation nnri Phillips Motor Company teams will meet, 'ollowcd by the Coca Cola Uottling Company and Hubbard Hardware Company game. Probnble batteries will be Hall ind Mierow for Arttio; Whittle ind Taft for Phlllljjs; Ivy and Wall for Coca Cola and Warrington and Harwell for Hubbard. Wnrrlnglon, pitcher for Hie championship Coca Cola team of 1939 Is expected to show good form with the Hubbard team. Hubbard and Coca Cola were winners in the opening games Tuesday night. The girls teams will begin play May 21 when there will be one boys and one girls game each Tuesday and Thursday night. A tolal of $808.370,000 in state gasoline tax receipts was collected during 1939. ; Read Ccuner N'ewx-vrant ads The Spot Highway 61, 4 miles north of Osctola. .Dining and Dancing EVERY EVENING HIGH CLASS CATERING A. DRIVER Owner Mtd Yesterday's Results Southern I.cagiic Birmingham. 10. Knoxville 4. • folght games- Memphis 4, Chattanooga 3. New Orleans 11, Nashville 7. Atlanta at Little Rock. American t.c:u!iit> Chicago 0,'Washinglon 3. Philadelphia 10. St. Louis' 8. Boslon 5, Detroit 4. Cleveland 10. ifev York -I. National League New York 10, Pittsburgh 6. Boston 10, Cincinnati 4. St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 4. Brooklyn at Chicago, rain. lady is Ihc matriarch of the Palconi-Marks stable mid the story of this stable Ls one of tlie most unusual con-1 " NotTsoul In Gary doubts it. netted with the v famed motor classic. Gary Is 175 miles from Indianapolis bill lo Grandma Falconl's family, neighbors and customers, j the speedway capital is smack i back of the grocery where two | low-slung racers are being prepared for a shot at the $100,000 in prize- money. In Ihe Ksilcon! garage Grandpa Louis Palco.-.i checks n front end; Mrs. Amelia Marks, Grandma's (laughter, and Mary Jane Marks, n grand-daughter, polish the maroon painl; Joe Marks, the son-in- law, and Frank Dclroy. who used to be a riding mceliar.ic, work on (lie motors; a neighbor or two do odd jobs. I'AVS ?5000 CASH FOR I'lHST CAR It was back in 1932, just after Old Car Derby Sunday To Have Many Entries iKching In a circuit below his class hauls | and registered 'two victories with a mitiimiitii of effort, rt was u different .story Wednesday night. The New Orleans Pelicans unloosed their artillery on Boots and tapped him for nine hits and five runs before he could be yanked In ihc fifth inning. New Orleans won, 11-1 handing Nashville Its fourth defeat of the season. Birmingham swamped Knoxville, 10-4; Memphis edged Chattanooga] 4-3, and Atlanta nosed Little Rock 8-7. Wlm'uy Willis bettered Crip Poll! In Memphis' win over Chattanooga the 500-mile race, that Grandma Falcon! became a racing impresario. She walked into the office of Pop Myers, general manager of the speedway, and niir.ounccd she was In the market for a cnr owned by Lou Sleyer.s, who had won the race In 1928. Bob Carey had just finished fourth in the, car and Grandma had seen him drive!'She knew little about the sport but Sonny Tnlamonl, a Chicago driver, had told her about the money lo be made In racing and she had determined to get into It. Meyers asked $7000 for the racer but Graudma drew forth a bundle wrapped in newspaper and paid him off $5000 in one, five and 10-dollar bills. Grandma appointed son-in-law Joe Marks as her racing manager. She. hired cob Cnrcy to do the driving nnd by the cr.d ol the 1932 season he won the A A. A radii? championship of the year, along with plenty of cash for Grandma. Carey was killed liie following year lii Los Argeles nml the Fnl- cotil-Marks stable hired , Mauri Rose, who was third at Indianapolis with 125 miles to go when | the car dropped a valve. I JINX HIDES ALONG I XVITII MARX S'l'AItLE Omndina wasn't discouraged.' She even bought another cnr. ii'i- 1 1934 found Wilbur Shaw and Kelly- PellHo driving for her. Kelly led The Dud Cason post of the American Legion will stage the third 'ii a series of Jalopy races Sunday afternoon at Mississippi County Fair Grounds, which is expected to draw a Inrgc crowd. Eleven cars of 1931 models or- older have already been entered in the races with nt least, four more applications enroutc here from Union City, Tcnn., and Utllc Kock. The cash prizes of $115 will he iHslributed in three races, accord- ! ng to Don Edwards, commander of the sponsoring posts. Interest in these old car derbies i •s high in this .section with approximately 3000 persons overflowing the grand stand for each of the other races. • Read Courier New.i NOW YOU CAN HAVE BUTANE GAS SERVICE Without buying a BUTANE GAS PLANT. Enjoy ihls pleasure for Cooking, Heatlnjr. Hot Wafer and Gas Refrigeration. For full information write us or maie inquiry at our office. WEIS BUTANE GAS COMPANY Wheatley—West Memphis Blythevllle Northeast Arkansas League Paragould 10. Newport I. Canitliersville 11. 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