Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 26, 1938 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, September 26, 1938
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Monday,..September. 20> 1938 'HOPE StfAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Yanks Roll Their O wn — to World Championships „.,—....,-,..«.«^..««,«._^_ e ™ J'raiik Ci'o.sclli Joe DiMaggio I'irsl of four world series. articles cm Un- ity HAItKY CRAYSON Sporls Editor. NEA Service Tlie Yankees nro the? first 100 pur cent home-urown organi/ation in tin- history of major league baseball. Col. Jacob nuprjorl a year ago started the world .series against Ilie Giant.s with a elul) no member of which ever played with any other big league out- fit. The only change this trip i.s Joe Gordon a I second base, and the world champions signed him while he was representing Jefferson High School at 1'ortland, Ore. Hirers Hornsby doubts Dial the Yankees ever will be beaten, and I will be as surprised a.s the Rajah when they are. Tlie reason i.s that they have the organization, the money, and the jump on the field. The only baseball com- pi/ny that can compete with them now is the St. Louis Cardinals, and they are wholesale dealers in ball players. Ereadon. Rickey & Co. sell to remain solvent. Colonel Ruppert doesn't have to sell. No KP:)| Has Failed The back hone of the present Yankee machine came from the Pacific coast . . . Pitchers Vernon Gomez and M'onle Pearson, the slick second basing oom- Lou Gclirig binalion of Frank Crosctti and Gordon, and the remarkable center fielder, Joe DiMaggio. Pearson alone performed for another major league club. Gome-/.. Croxetti, and DiMaggio were purchased from the San Francisco Seals. A graduate of that baseball school . . . conducted by Fro'f. Charles Graham . . . has yet to fail to make good, and the fascinating city at the Golden Gate has sent up a long line of athletes. William B. Dickey, the finest all- round catcher in the dodge and one of the grandest hitters, was brought up from Little Rock in 1928. His assistants, Joe Glenn and personable Arnet Jorgcns, never have worn any other uniform but that of the Yankees. I doubt that even Joe McCarthy reali/ed just how capable Glenn wi.s until he caught that key series in Cleveland. From a receiving standpoint alone, Jorgens perhaps is Lefty Gomez the most accomplished catcher in the game today. Them A;: Has Gils The Yankees took Pitchers Spurgoon Chandler and Johnny Murphy direct from the campuses of George and Fordham, respectively. Chandler is one athlete whose baseball career wasn't ruined or hampered by football. Ho played in the backfield of the Athens teams that trounced Yale. The Ruppert aggregation plucked Lou Gehrig right from the sidewalks of New York. Columbia Lou, who was raided on a Harlem fire escape, hasn't missed a game since MJller Muggins sent him to to pinch hit for Wally Pipp in June, 1925. Red Rolfe forsook football at Dartmouth with his Yankee run in mind. George Selkirk was developed on the Newark farm. Myril Hoag came from Sacramento! when John McGraw paid no heed to Mike -Donlin's messages. Colonel Ruppert outbid all othel when Judge Landis declared Torn HeJ rich a free agent. And who do yd suppose would have landed Bbb.'.FellJ had the commissioner set -the' Idv farm boy free? Them as has gits. NEXT: Pirates are strong throug the middle . . . except where it's mo important. Blytheville and North Little Rock Game to Feature Conference Tilts Pine Bluff Invades Fort Smith; Hot Springs and Jonesboro to Meet; Bobcats to Clash With Strong Smackover Team LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-l/Pi—Ten of the 15-mcmbers of the Arkansas high school football conference will engage in inlra-circuit warfare this week. Results of the five loop engagements will give the standings a good shuffling regardless of who wins. Hno Bluffs capering Zebras, riding on the crest of popular acclaim by virtue of their surprise 7-G victory over the vaunted Blytheville Chicks Friday, will go to Fort Smith for a meeting with the Griz/.lies, thus far un- scored on but also without a conference scrap to their credit. The Grizzlies are gunning for a title themselves and the Striped Mules arc due for an exciting evening. The Chicks, whose loss to the Zebras was their first in four years at the hands of an Arkansas team, will come to North Little Rock for an encounter with the bloodthirsty Wildcats who have scored 108 points in two games while keeping their goal line unsullied. So Help Me Russellvillc. 57-0 victims of the Wildcats Friday, will meet the Forrest City Thoroughbreds at Russellvillc in a game that should be a tossiip. The Thoroughbreds have yet to win a game this year. Fordycc will meet a surprisingly strong Benton team and Hot Sprnigs will take on Jonesboro at the spa in the other inlraconference games. It will be the first competition in the circuit for Fordyce, Hot Springs and Jonesboro. Benton won over Forrest City 1G-0 last week. The other conference teams will perform as follows: Little Rock at Shreveport, La. Camdcn at Monroe, La. Clarksvillc at Paris. Hope at Smackover. El Dorado, open date. Atlanta Beaten bv Vols, 18 to 9 Alfred Kenney exhibits an 804- pound blue/in tunu, which lie c.iujjht with rod and reel oil Shelbume, Nova Scotia. Affidavit:; making the catch an official world record nave been received in Now York for registry at the American Museum of Natural History. Kenney battled the monster 4'.4 hoivj. The jwvio'!:- woriri record was :in U51-pound catch by L. Mitchell Henry, tin Englishman, V« Whitby, England. Beaumont to Represent the Texas League in the Playoff Series NASHVILLE, Tcnn.—</P)—Tom Sun- Ucl's number was up Sunday and the Nashville Vols hopped on him in the first inning for four hits and five runs as ;\ starter in their 18 to fl victory over Atlanta in the fourth game of the Shau(4hno.s.sy playoff final series. E\mkei, victor over the Vols five times previously this season, failed to last the inning out, but he received no worse treatment than three other Cracker hurlers, none of whom was able to stem the tide of 21 base hits. Before Sunday's game Atlanta had won three straight decisions and needed only ono more to qualify as the representative of the Southern Association in the Dixie Series against the Texas League playff winner. Maihlo and Lipscomb hit homers for the Crackers and Waler and Chapman for the Vols. Atlanta 301 000 401— 9 15 2 Nashville 512 012 34x—18 21 1 Sunkel, Durham, Stein, Pritchett, and Richards, Williams; Collier, Birkofer, Johnson and Hofferth, Blaemire. IScaumont Winner BEAUMONT, Tex.— (/1 J |— The Beaumont Exporters became Texas League champions 'Sunday afternoon by defeating San Antonio 3 to 2 in the eighth and deciding game of the final playoff round. Manager Al Vincent's base running and the relief hurling of Paul "Di/z.v" Trout featured the victory. witnessed by a record crowd of 9,667 fans. The .series, as stubbornly fought as any in the history of the league, went the maximum of seven games and then ono more for good measure as a result of Friday's 12-inning tie. Gets Couching 1'osl SOUTH BEND— Tommy Wukovils, star basketball guard for the last three years at Notre Dame, has been named coach of the Irish freshman sfjuad. Thomsen Pleased With Porker Team Satisfied With Sophomores in Saturday's 27-7 Triumph' FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—f/P)—Coach Fred C. Thomson said Sunday that Arkansas'.* 1938 football team had potential power but that it might be a week or a month before the Ra/.orbacks hit their peak. One of the most pleasing points to him in Saturday's 27-to-7 triumph over Oklahoma A. & M. was the sophomores' belated comeback to atone for first half blunders. "All of the players, especially sophomores, learned a lot against A. & M." Thomsen asserted, "and they'll play .steadier against Texas Christian this week." Guard Wilfred Thorpe, a junior, played probably his best varsity game and made many tackles. Line Coach Glen Rose praised the linebacking of Center Lloyd Woodell and Fullback Ray Cole. The latter was hurl on the first play of the game but returned for most of the second half. Halfback Kay Eakin's fine passing was more remarkable, due to the fact that last year he starred more as a pass receiver and on pass defense, intercepting about a dozen enemy tosses. I'nrkers Show Power FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — i/P) — The University of Arkansas recovered from first half jitters to score four touchdowns in the final half Saturday and defeat Oklahoma A. and M. 27 to 7 before approximately 5.000 fans. It was the first game played in'Arkan- sas' new $200,000 stadium. The Razorbacks, "passingest .tcani in I he nation" last year, proved 'a complete failure in this department^ during the first half as the Aggies, Counted their only marker. After intamiission, it wag a different story with.^.Ckansas assuming charge with' bollV,'ground and aerial attacks. Oklahoma (ailed to make a first down the second.-half. Veteran Kay Eakin punted,' passed and ran with the ball for the-greater part of Arkansas ground gaining. _The Porkers threw 30 aerials, completing 12 for 150 yards. Arkansas started passing early in the first quarter. Halfback Joe Scalet, one of the Hazel-backs' four starting sophomores, missed two perfect passes from Eakin in Cowboys' territory. Umpire Was Brave PITTSBURGH—Honus Wagner, Pirate coach, says he was at a colored ball game near Pittsburgh one day, whtn the umpire made one of the .strangest decisions he ever saw on the diamond. The bases were loaded and thethe count .'{-2 on the batter when the official cr.lled the next pitch: "Ball four, but you're out—there ain't no place for you to go." Slimild Be Plenty SHREVEPORT, La.-When ndmir- inL, fans gave u baby shower for Infielder Si.lty Parker Ihey included two carriages and ,'!75.') diapers. Prothro to Pilot Big League Club Rumors Say He May Be 'Manager.of Browns or Brooklyn :' MEMPHIS,' Term. — f/P) — Dr. James Thompson (Doc) Prothro, whose resignation as manager of the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association was announced Sunday, will manage a major league baseball club in 1939, he said Sunday night. Prothro, who lives in Memphis, refused to divulge the name of the team. "The announcement of course will have to come from the club that signed ms. Naturally they asked me not to say and of course I won't." The veteran pilot, who has held a manager's job in the Southern Association for nine years, said he had been offered the big league post two years ago but had turned it down "because I liked the South." "I'm going to give it a whirl now and sec if I can do any good. They're going to give me time to build up something." Street Is Released ST. LOUIS—(/I 1 )—Gabby Street was notified Sunday that he will not be signed to manage the St. Louis Browns next season. The news came with unexpected suddenness shortly after the Brown's double victory over the Chicago White Sox. The announcement was issued by President Donald Barnes of the American League club, who said it was a reply to Cabby's request to learn his status for next year. "I advised him the club did not expect to renew his contract for 1939," Barnes stated. Resigns at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — (/P) — James Thompson (Doc) Prothro announced Saturday night his resignation as manager of the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association. He indicated the possibility of a major league connection without mentioning the club with which he was negotiating. The Arkansas Gazette reported he might sign with either the Bos- Ion Red Sox, Brooklyn, St. Louis Cardinals or Detroit. Prothro made public his resignation in a letter from New York City. He has been in the East the past two weeks. So They Say This is the nearest thing to Jimmy Walker that I've ever had.—Mayor La Guarclia of New York, on being presented with a hat smaller than he wears. We have done everything for peace. —Air Minister Goering of Germany. Any man who isn't a fool knows that if men can't live together in peace nothing will save them.—The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Norwood, on a visit to the United States from England. Every democracy worthy of the name has a responsibility to give its citizens public work if private work is not available.—Nels Anderson, labor relatons director of WPA. Giants and Reds Are Eliminated Pirates and Chicago Cubs to Fight it Out for Pennant NEW YORK—(/P)—The hot National League pennant chase became a two- team race Sunday with final elimination of the New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds, leaving only the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs to fight it out through the last seven days. New York's double defeat in Boston and Cincinnati's loss to league-leading Pittsburgh made it mathematically impossible for either club to catch the Pirates through the last week of the Company to Hunt Sunken Treasures JOHANNESBURG.-^)—A company has been formed to attempt the salvage of the ship "Grosvenor" which was wrecked neaer Port St. John in 1782. It is believed sne carried an exceptionally large cargo including gold and silver bars and precious stones valued at §25,000,000. The nose of the eruption of the volcano Krakatoa, in 1883, traveled around the world three times; and at 3000 miles away it sounded like a roar of distant guns. American League Clubs New York Boston Cleveland Detroit Washington Chicago St. Louis Philadelphia W. 95 84 83 78. 69 73 73 61 79 ... 52 90 L. 51 59 63. Pet. .651 .587' .563 .531 .500 .436' 36652 - 95:,.'.;.'.354 I Sunday's Results Boston 5-2, New York. 3-2...'(Sec.-| ond game tied, called in 5th.) Philadelphia 6-4, Washington 5-5, St. Louis 7-8, Chicago 2-4. , Detroit 7, Cleveland 5. . Games Monday ; Boston at New York. Only games scheduled. National League Pittsburgh Chicago New York Cincinnati . Boston St. Louis , Brooklyn Philadelphia 85 h 58 84 .,61 79 77 "73 68 05 45 '66 66 72 76 76 99 .594: .579 .545 .538 .503 .472 .461 .813 "ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND" By Irving Berlin BIRTH OF A SONG From ASCAP Fifes. ' By Joseph R. Fliesler and Paul CartufK "ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND" was f^ written twenty-seven years ago as an instrumental number, and failed. The young composer tried his hand at lyrics, and turned the song into a two million copy success. The young singing waiter, turned composer, created success after success, until in 1917 he established his own publishing firm. Then came the war. Fashions in music change with the years — Berlin was now writing production music, but the strains of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" recurred constantly. So Berlin bought back the song from its original publisher. Jazz gave way to ballads in the cycle dl f>ngs, and radio began to-demand more an4 more new music. The sale of pianos and phoiW graphs decreased and with tfiem the sales of. .sheet music and records decreased. 19(1 - 193B - 19-. 'fill AlONt -.-BlUC SKIES! CUCRYBOOY3 DOING It N IN Mr HAReMv I've COT MY lOVe ID KCCP WE WflRM " Irving Berlin, keeping a prolific pace with the times, turned a ready hand to the sophisticated songs which came into vogue about 1931, but that little jazz melody, "Alexander," was still frequently played. Hollywood beckoned and the greatest popular songwriter of them all was among the first to bo called. B.'. he resisted until he could write the sort of musical picture he wanted for the movies. At a moment when the producers ran out of ideas, Berlin put forth the suggestion that resulted in the production o( the record breaking film which, beginning with "Alexander's Ragtime Band," becomes a cavalcade of Berlin (Tielodies. 19-1 .. , 9 .. (9 ~ ; NO sreuiM AWOTHCR CUP Of COffK •POTtlN' ON THC RITZ " •RftSTIMS VIOUN" ? IT ISNTSO" 4NOOKCY OOKOMS-.-tHftT INTCRNflTIONAlRAS' I LOST YOU "."VHftTU. t 00"," A PBCTtV ClRt IS Ul A MELODY VROKS OFYCSKR DAY "."KISS MS KISS fie v i cwt OP WITHOUT YOU". - - - - Irving Berlin's membership in-fhe American Society of Composers, Authors and Pyblish0r»1 dates from its beginning in 1914. Ascap. which' licenses the use to commercial eitablithmonr* 1 of the works of its members, value} highly Berlin's contributiont toJU ropjrtgjff^" ~ " S tmday's Results Boston 3-4, New York 2-3. ._,.• Brooklyn 5-1, Philadelphia 1-5. Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 3. Chicago 7, St. Louis 2. Games Monday- ' St. Louis at Chicago., Only one game scheduled; • On the Spot NEW YORK - Jockey Charley Kurtzinger has taken five spills Saratoga, four in the same spot. ", . . I SOLD THE CAR FOR CASH!" A lot of people looking for a good used car. They look in Hope Star Want-Ad» first. Buy or «eH through a Want-Ad in the HOPE STAR Just PHONE 76$

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