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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 13, 1939
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PAGE-SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARKJ COURIER NEWS 1 Many Ready 'To Shove Gold Al Winner Of Golfs Top Crown BY HARRY FERGUSON United Press Sports Editor PHILADELPHIA, June 13. CUP) —A golden,flood of cash rolled in on Byron Nelson today, and It looks as though that eagle two be bagged in the National Open golf championship will turn out lo he a $40,000 shot. As they raked the last footprint out of the sand Imps al the Philadelphia Country Club It became apparent that Nelson's roar- Ing Iran shot on the fourth hole yesterday—a .shot that went 200 yards dead for the hole—was the turning point in the play-off match with Craig Wood. Nelson could have begun counting his dollars when the ball dropped, for Wood, never recovered from "that eagle. The $1,000 first prke Is only ft fragment of. the financial return that comes lo the winner, provided he Is a professional. Well upholstered •gentlemen with swollen check books were all over the course during the Open, walling to shove gold at the winner In return for services rendered. • : What , a pro earns out of the Open title depends n great deal on his personality and whether he has the intangible thing called color. A Hagen or an Armoiir usually does all right. A fellow like Sam Parks—a good golf player but not a brilliant shopman—doesn't do so well. People who know think Nelson may get as much'as'$10,000 for in- dorsement,'!, • radio -appearances and sale of clubs and equipment. Hut the financial return Is so precarious that there Is agitation lo Increase the $1,000 that goes to the winner. Denny Shute, who lost out In the first play-off round, for instance, Ihinks the first prize should be $10,000. Scveial tournaments pay bctlcv money to the winner than does the National Open, but that is the one that has the preslige and pros who are having on unlucky streak will hock the family heirlooms to get a shot at it. Nelson's eagle two not only salted the tournament down for 1 '-him, but it .called attention to wlmt otherwise would lm\e been a rather drab day of golf. He was so far ahead of Wood most of the lime ' that there was little doubt about the outcome, and the eagle will be talked about In locker rooms for months. . ' \ , | In addition lo the demand for a higher first prize, ' one 'other thing developed at the tournament, •it .Wns agitation for a change In the qualifying system for the Open. One suggestion is that: the. top 30 professionals be automatically qualified for the Open on the basis of their average scores In tournaments over a year's time. That would make It almost certain that none of the slurs would be left out when (he firing started. The matter probnbiy will come up for discussion by the United States Golf Association sometime before the ne.\t Open Is played. Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League ~ F.w.gould 4, Newport. 1. .: Caruthersvllle at Jonesboro. . Soulhem League Night Games: New Orleans at Little Rock, postponed, rain. Birmingham at Memphis. Knoxville at Atlanta. Nashville at Chattanooga. National Open date. American League Open date. Today's Games Northeast Arkansas tea^ne Paragould al Caruthersvllle. Newport at Jonesboro. Southern League Birmingham at Memphis night game. Nashville at Chattanooga New Orleans at Little Rock. Only games scheduled. Today's Sport Parade By B*BJ7 McLtmor* PHILADELPHIA, June 13 IUP) —Byron Nelson could stand on Ihe fourth fairway of the Philadelphia Country club and hit No. 1 Irons toward the green lor Ihe rest of his life without Kinking one for an eagle two. . • •'. Gene Sarazen- could plant himself on the fairway of the 13th hole of liie masters' course In Augusta and fire No. 4 woods until his beard swept the ground without holing one lor a double eagle deuce. :• Such shots tire miracles^ not golf. The chances against them are 1,000,000, 2,000,(WO, or 3.000,000 to ).' Without taking too much for granted a man has the right to believe that his Journey through life won't be ninrred by n million' to one chance working against him. How, Ihen, do you suppose Craig Wood feels today'? What -must be the emotions of a man who, wilh- In (lie brief span of four years, lues had two opponents Might his hopes' by bringing off 1,000,000 to 1 shots?; Nelson brought one olf In the sccf otid playoff for the National'Open, golf championship yesterday. It was a brilliant battle between tv, [ o line golfers until (he Texan uncorked his No. 1 Iron shot on the fourth hole to send the ball 210 yards and into (he cup. The ball hit the apron of the green, took a hop toward the right, and streaked across the carpet lo snuggle against Ihe flagpole. There It resled, just walling lor someone U> Hfl the pole and allow It to plop Into the cup. It was -Wood's sad duty lo clo this. First on the green. Craig tapped the flagpole with his club, and when ho heard the ball drop he must have felt (and rightly, too) that the golfing fates'had turned thumbs down on him ior- cver. Wood knew then that the Open championship had been snatched from his grasp, and his mind must have turned back to that afternoon in Georgia In 1D35 when Samzen frustrated him in the Masters' tournament by holing put a No. 4 wood oil a par five hole. Wood already was In the clubhouse, receiving congratulations on his triumph, when word came In that Sarnxen Jmd pulled olf 'one of golf's "impossibilities" arid was coming ! ln lo tie him for the title. It was Cnilir's first wedding anniversary, and, thinking he had won,'he hart told his pretty and charming wife that the .Masters' victory was her anniversary present. Mrs. Wood was here yesterday when Nelson fired his miracle shot'. She took (he blow amav.lngly well. Iter only comment, as she walked from the final green with ' the cheers''Of the'crowd for' Nelson ringing In her ears, was: "It hardly seems fair, docs It? I mean," for a fellow to sink such a shot In a play-off for the National championship. And It Is always Craig who suiters trom such shots." With no thought of disparaging Nelson's play (after all, you can't do much better In goll than By- roh's final three rounds ol G8-G8- •JO), Wood certainly is the lough luck boy of golf. • Twice he 1ms been just a blade of gross away from winning golf's two greatest lilies. In 1933 a slender spear of grass stopped Ills' ball on the green al St. Andrews when it was within a turn of the cup. Hart it fallen In he would have won the British Open and not been forced Into a playoff (which he lost) \vitli Denny Sliutc. Sunday afternoon he had a seven-font putt for a 67 and the Open title. But again the little blade of grass turned aside his ball, and he missed it Why? Well, If I knew the answer to that one I'd have n much bigger story than any golf tournament to write about. National League Open date. Farmers on Rio Grande Test European Legume EL PASO, Tex. (UP)-Pifteen Rio Grande valley farmers are making tests to determine Ihe possibility of Introducing a new building crou In the Southwest. It Is fenugreek, a legume of the clover family.. It has been grown In Europe and Northern Africa for centuries for its soil replenishing qualities. . The crop has been tested in California, .where it produces as much as 18 tons of green fertilizer per acre in addition to Ihc nitrogen benefits. American League Open date. The tarsier, an animal of the East Indies, has suction cups on Its toes. r WANTED TO BUY SURPLUS COTTON SEED & SOYBEANS Full Market Prices Bring to Our Blytheville or Gosnell Gin R. 0. HUGHES GIN CO, I 78, DJISEjiltt'S Baseball's 100th Anniversary Celebration Holds Nation's interest BV GEORGE KIRKSF.y Untied Press., Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, June 13. (UP)-Tall ind true as a pine tree reaching up for the heavens, Connie Mack, 1C years yjung, emerged today from lOOlh anniversary cclc- >rnllon ns Ihe grandest, cVmrncler Ihc game. As long as lliere. are Connie niAs and others like liltn nround, msebnll will< continue lo hold Its jlace In Uic heart of the Amcri- nn public—thai wns Ihe sentiment if Uic thousands who unld Ihclr rllmle to Hie game 'at coopers- own, N. Y., ycslcrdny. Wilh his blue eyes twinkling, Mr. Hock typincd the spirit, of the 11 lying members o! the Hall of Fame vho attended Die 100th Wiihdny rarly for tlje game Abner Doubleday conceived way back there ill 839. He gave himself completely wer io Ihe fmw ana sjiectalbrs vho swarmed rikoul him nil dny ong, asking fjuestlons, seeking his nulograph, palling him on thin erect shoulders. Graciously and mllliigly, he compiled with all rc- uests. "I guess I signed over 500 auio- raphs," sold Mr. Mack. "Gee, gosh I t was an awful lot, all right. They cepl me busy that lime wlicn I ook n (enm to Japan but never 'Ike this. I'd still be there signing ny name If I didn't, have to get lack on Ihe Job with the Alhlellcs." Even Hontis Wagner, the "Fly- ng Dutchman" called by many the reatest ball player of all time, pnlcl tribulc lo Mack as his In- pirutlon-. "I don't Ihink I would iiue entered baseball If it hudn't icon for Connie Mack. When I was kid t hitched i\ buggy ride lo ce him catch. I saw him and made Hi my mind I'd do a litlle ball ilnylng myself." All the other immortals—Ty 3ol)b, the Georgia Peach; TrLs Speaker, the gray eagle of Ihe outfield; Waller Johnson, the big train f the pitching mound; Larry Larole, the naliiral hitler; Eddie Collins, Ihe ball player's ball plnyer; George Slslcr, who smashed but 51 hils In one season; Cy Young, vho won 511 games; Grover Cleveand Alexander, with the buggy vlilp arm;- and Babe Ruth, the rrcalest of all sluggers—paid llielr aspects in their various ways to iir. Mnck, who for 38 yenrs has wen mimaglng the Athletics nnd las won nine pennants and five vorld's clmmplonsliliis. Mr. Mack stood up under HIE rylng celebration program as well as the younger , fellows. On Ihe six-hour trnlu ride back lo New York lie mingled with the base- mil players, writers ami officials. With a cooling lemonade in front if him, he watched a three-handed liinmy game for an hour. When he Iraln pulled into the station ic grabbed his duffle bag and started bit with Hie rest of the baseball nob any rookie packing lis own luggage. And tomorrow he'll be back lit its regular routine. As n lilting tribute to his 50 •cars In Hie game he'll manage Hie American League club agalnsl the National League In the all-star game at Yankee Stadium July 11. lie wns a spectator, along with 0,000 others, at- the cilmax game of "The Cavalcade of Baseball" •esterday in which a team managed ly Homis Wagner beat a team ed by Eddie Collins, 4-2, in seven nnings. It was ix choose-up game n which 32 sUrs of the National ai\<l American League played to- Paid to Play, Now cently added by Jonosboro, hnve two victories and no'losses'for the oilier pllchers with perfect records, Ed Farmer Hughes, niter losing Ills first slnrt, ' chalked up ihc next eight straight to lend In tola) victories. Ho also leads In strikeouts, having whttred 11 In 1C Innings. Ralph Germane, Paragould soulhpaw, already lias two shutouts to his credit. As a team Caruthorsvillc Js clubbing al a ,582 clip, 14 (joints ahead of Jonetljoio in second place. Tliey have a 12 point margin over Paragould In fielding, .960 to .!M8. The records include games of JllllL- 1. Hank Borowy, Fordhnm Junior who generally was credited wills being Ihe outstanding pilclicr in collegiate ranks this year, passes up his /inn) season of college competition lo play with Newark, a New York Yan' kee farm .club. + Ecthcv. Bubo Ruth went In as a plnch-hlllcr and popped 16 the catcher. First And Last Places At Slake In Tilts Tonight In the first game of the softball session at Haley Field tonight, the Phillips V-8's take on the Cioodyear men lo decide which learn drops lo Ihe cellar, both teams having won two ionics and lost five. Arkansas Missouri Power Corpora- I lion will attempt to mavc Into a lie for first place with Ihe hard- hitting Coca Cola Bolllers, who at present arc enjoying a one-game lead. The probable batteries are: for Ciocdyear, Scroggins and Harwell- Phillips, Stevens and Davis; Ark- Mo, Burns and Hires; Coca Coia Ivy and Tail. First game starts promptly at 8:00 o'clock. BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas League W. L. Pet, xCnruthersvlllc 21 10 .677 PILOTS •IE. I. Zimmerman Tops Batters And Lowery Leads Pitchers Of League Tlie Cimithcrsvillc Pilots have Pittsburgh . Boston Philadelphia Just about monopolized the Norlh- cast Arkansas League, according lo the latest averages released by J. P. Friend, loop slalisUclan. .' Tlie Pilots not only are leading tlie circuit In percentage, but'fnr- iiiishcd the league leading hitter, (he leading pitcher, and compiled the highest leani batting average and best fielding average for 'nl- most a grand slam! Ray Zimmerman, Ihc hard lifting left fielder, smashed out ll hits during the seven day period and ascended lo the top of the hitting parade with a lusty .378 Washington is jt mark. Elmer Kirclioff, Paragouls s t Louis " n v, 911 manager-second basebun, and lead- ' '" er.. last week, slipped a bit, but inalntnlncd second place' vvlfli'!ii respectable .36G. Third place went" lo Edu'nrd Filo, 'Caruthersville right fielder who has been "subbing behind tlie plate for the injured Biiiiny Simmons, with .35V, followed by Louis Leiler. Jonesboro firsl baseman, with .35-1, and Danny Gardella, Newport, cenlerflcUter, with .352, for the upper five membership. Others hitting within Ihe .300 circle include: Cy Rcdifer. Car- ulhcrsville (.348); Albert, Tollcs, Joncsboro (.333); Robert O'Brien, Newport (.324); Chandler Duncan, Newport (.322); William. McKc'nW, Paragould, (.321); George Rclcliclt, Jonesboro (.310); Vic Males', Jonesboro (.300); and Louis Miller, Pnrnguuld (.300). l.owery la'ads IMIclicrs Milton Lowery, Cnruthersville's lanky lefthander, remains undefeated with four victories lo lead the hurling* corp. Ralph Suck, Pilot newcomer,, and Earl Vickery, re- Newpoii 21 Paragoukl .' jj xJonesboro n x—Night game. 14 .COO 20 .420 24 .314 Southern W. L. Pet. xCbatlanoogn 30 20 xMcinplils ..: 29 23 xAtlanuv 23 2.-! xKno.wille 20 24 xBirmingham 24 New Orleans 25 xNashville ^o Little Rock '..'.'. is x—Night game. 24 2B 27 32 .COO .509 .538 .520 .500 .472 Cincinnati National League W. L. Pet. 33 17 St. Louis , Brooklyn 2422 Chicago 25 24 New York 25 25 23 20 20 27 17 30 New York Boston .. Cleveland Chicago .053 .553 .522 .510 .500 .489 .421! .302 American League W. L. Pet. .004 .014 .5G3 .5« .490 .315 .301 37 ID 27 17 2721 _ 'J5 21 Detroit .'. 2425 Philadelphia \s 30 Washington 1831 PURE WATER FOR OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT LEFT TO CHANCK! In order thai the health of every individual in this community might be guarded as far as pure drinking- water is concerned we take- every precaution against the nossihilily <il contamination. These precautions arc hacked up by three tests daily on the chlorine content of Ihe trented water, assuring- yon that nothing is left to chance in providing; a safe water supply a( all times-. BLVTHEVILLE WATER GO. Bernard Allen, Mgr. "Waler Ii Vour Cheapest d Allilnn Lyre-Bird Fouml MELBOURNE, Australia. (UP) — Walt Disney hereafter will be correct in depicting while lyrebirds. One just discovered in the Combienbnr district of Enst Oippsland Is declared by local experts to be the first perfect ulbln'o lyre-bird ever seen. TUESDAY, JUNE 13 193!) Chattanooga and 'Memphis Are One-Two In Southern Association Uy United 1'rm Chattanooga and'Memphis con- llnued one-two In the Southern Association tcday and It appeared more and more likely that Hie league moguls will galher at one extremity or the other of Tennessee for the annual all-star game In July. Tlie club leading the league July 1 will play host for the occasion and If any team has ideas of stopping the Tennessee "double" entry it had better get started. Both leaders won last, night. The Chicks bounded back Into the win column with a 14 to 7 victory over Birmingham Barons afler having their streak stopped at 11 games by the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday. Memphis rattled out 24 hlls against two Baron pitchers, Bales and Gautreuux heading the assault, ili four bloffs apiece. Pour other Chicks got ns many as three hits each while Prank Vevevka, who pitches on his day-ofT as a first- toseman, coasted to victory on a 11-lilt iMiformimce. 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