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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 19, 1942
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLE, (AUK.) COUKIKK NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1942 Fuzzy Friends Dim-Out Regulations Include Ball Parks; All- Star Games Hit By PAUL SCHEFFELS United Tress Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, May 19. — Night baseball, like sugar, gasoline and tires, went out of the lives of metropolitan fans for the duration today but the heaviest blow was expected to fall on the two July All-Star relief games. Intensification of the coastal dim- out to protect shipping against submarine attacks brought a definite ban by Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine on the nocturnal games. The New York Giants and ( Brooklyn Dodgers are the chief j sufferers * from Valentine's veto of, the arc-light contests since the first of 28 after-dark contests involving the two clubs was set tor Friday night and had to be switched to the daytime of the same date. But the action also made the staging of the All-Star games at the Polo Grounds and at Cleveland on the nights of July G and 7, respectively, uncertain. Transportation Question National and American League Johnston Beats Larue; Knox Wins "Rough, Tough-and Dirty!" **• •«• *** Axis Troops Asked For That Kind of Fighting — So Uncle Sam's Lads Are In Training To Oblige Black Baron, old English sheepdog owned by Howard Hieking- botham of San Mateo, Calif., towers over Blue Boy of Dorn, York- Terrier, owned by Gwen All-Star aggregations are scheduled ^ r . lkcur at LOS Angeles Kennel A _ «. ~«J- J« 4»ltn f i t*c?f- />rtn foct* \Ul 11\ ^, .. • ..i .. to meet in the first contest with the survivor to play an All-Star j service squad at Cleveland the; next night. However. Ford Prick,' Club's spring show. c ft . ith lhc st Louh Browns president of the National League.;-^ ostponcd> by .013 percentage transportation dllliculues j points. Chubby Dean won his third .,: i <.u~ ^^,,c. victory of the year as he held the A's to six hits but he needed some ninth-inning help from Joe Heving to get the last man out with two might disrupt the plans. It would be difficult, according to Frick, to hold the July 6 contest at the Polo Grounds in the d-iy• time because many stars probably would be playing in the west on Sunday, July's, when for example, the Cubs and Cardinals collide in a doubleheader at St. Louis and the Browns and White Sox play in a twiri-bill at Chicago. They might not reach New York in time lor the daylight tilt. Flying the players might be hampered by priorities on plane use. • Landis To Decide Prick expects Commissioner Kcn- esaw M. Landis to hold a meeting soon to determine what shall be done about the New York game. . President Horace Stoneham immediately switched Friday night's affair'with Brooklyn into a clay game and then added that there would be no twilight experiments with the remainder of the H games scheduled for the night time by the Giants. The other games will be moved "up to the regular daylight starting time of 3 o'clcck (EWT) : President Larry MacPhail of the Dodgers, "father of major league night ball," admitted that he would need more time before he an hounced any schedule changes. H still had "some faint hope tha on. The Boston Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers. 4-2 behind the seven-hit pitching of Charley Wagner. The Red Sox hammered out 11 hits, eight off Hal White, who was charged with all four Boston uns, and" three off rookie Charlie ^uchs. A ninth-inning homer by Wally Vloses with one on gave the Chicago White Sox a 7-5 triumph over the Washington Senators for their seventh straight victory. The decision moved the Sox to within 007 percentage place. points of fifth Yesterday's hero — Veteran Johnny Allen of the Brooklyn Dodgers who held the for his third Cubs to victory, five 4-1 Living up to his reputation as one of wrestlings most clever and talented sons, Gust Johnston tamed handsome Jack Larue last night/ at the Legion Arena in the first, match on Promoter Mike Meroney's double feature mat-card. In the other bout of the twin- bill the rough tactics of Buddy Knox proved to be too much for game Mel Peters, who spotted the toughie a big advantage in weight. Although Larue offered Johnston some stiff competition, the muscular speedsteer left no doubt in the minds of the spectators as to his rappling abilities. It can readily >e seen how Johnston acquired his name as " The Man With a 1,000 Holds" after once seeing him in action. However, he dropped the first set-to of his match to Larue, who used every trick lie knew in an effort to cjuell the learned niatsttT. Acrobatic Jack copped the fall in 10 minutes when his adversary wa.s compelled to give in to a dislocated shoulder brought about by a vicious hammerlock offered by Larue. Johnston came back to capture the second stan/a in 5 minutes, (with a rolling hcadlock and body pin after working steadily on his opponents arm. The crafty John- iton wa.s complete master of the situation in this fall, with Larue on the receiving end of all the holds. Larue, desperate for a win. resorted to the rougher version of the game in the final foray, but his efforts were entirely wasted. Johnston's superior ring-craft and speed prevailed, and he took the deciding dither in 15 minutes with a rolling hammerlock and body pin. Rough and rugged Buddy Knox :'epeled the lighter Mel Peters in a rather one sided duel due to the large weight advantage of the former. Peters, however, was no pushover, for once in the first fall and late in the final stanza he made the former college champ look pretty bad. Knox \von the first fall in 20 minutes by admisis- tcring a series of churning knees to his opponents chin and following up with a body pin. Buddy dropped the second set-to but went on to clinch the bout by capturing the final fall after only 6 minutes of wrestling, with a punishing leg-lock. Larue won his lone fall in 10 minutes with a rolling heacllock after Knox had apparently put the match on ice with his bone crushing back breakers. Both bouts were 90 minutes time limit best two out of three fall affairs. LANE SCOTT'S •>'./,,/f Z'/f..i^.£'^/2^Aj& J vt&*y<&''Siy>.,* Dr. Francois Eliscu does the first step of his rope-strangle trick. Lieut. L. Schwartz is the "victim." hits and Brooklyn's seventh straight. HEALTH TALK Sponsored by Arkansas Medical .Society BACK TO THE GARDEN The long-awaited Softball game between Blytheville and Manila will be played there tonight if no sabotage occurs in the meantime. Manager Marshall Blackard will probably string along with a lineup including Taft, catcher; Lutes, shortstop; M. Mosley ; third; Griffin, first; Whittle, right field; Ross, second; Crawford or Lindsey, short Held; H. Mosley, left field; Shelton, center field; and Jones, pitch. This line-up is not necessarily the final one. Marshall is experimenting a good bit—possibly with an eye on the state tourney—and, with a few exceptions, may make a number of changes before the season is over. There is still room for some classy rookies, particularly in the slugging department. The starting battery of Jones and Taft will give Manila fans an opportunity to see one of the best duets in the state. Jones, a veteran hurler, has pitched against some of the top notch teams of the country, nearly always with a lot of success. He's a star flinger on any softball team and should have a whale of a record by the end of the current year. Taft, who had about decided to give up the game altogether, will be in there for the opening game and. probably won't miss a moment during the season's play. He's one of the classiesb catchers on any of the softbal teams in the state and is dependable, which means a lot. the information with a handful of aspirin. And I hear a good bit of pretty favorable comment on Mike Meroney's suggestion that the fishermen of the community get together, and charter a bus for those Sunday fishing trips. Wonder if it's all talk ; or if the sports have actually seen Mike and made ar- angements to do something about Sounds like a pretty good idea o me. ; , Blytheville Golfers Lose To Jonesboro And I'm just getting around to patting Sammy Angott on the back for verifying my selection of him as the winner of the scrap wit Stolz the other night. However, to be fair about the whole thing, I'l have to admit that Stolz scorec an upset in that he gave Samraj a much harder bout than I thought he was capable of fighting. Seem Allic is getting to be a big boy now Rivaling the war reports, wa the news that the once-crummy St Louis Browns had licked the Nev York Yanks in both ends of a double-header the other day. Thi is truly an age of miracles! I'll bet Babe Ruth and the other once- greats of the fence-busting Yanks, who used to stop in St. Louis merely for batting practice, had to take In the first inter-city golf tour- lament of the year, the Jonesboro golfers defeated the invading Bly- heville team Sunday 25 to 8 in vhat will probably be the only natch local sportsmen will play it Jonesboro during' the current season. Due to the tire shortage, t is highly improbable that another meet will be arranged at Jonesboro, though it is understood that a return match between the ,wo teams will be played here in the near future. In the tournament Sunday, John audill of Blytheville shot low for the day with an 80 on 18 N. C. Puryear of Jonesboro was second with an 83; J. Buzich, also of Jonesboro, was third -with an 86; J. Terry of the local team took fourth place inscoring with 89. The Winter sleep of bears is not a true hibernation, since they can be aroused easily. "Fine Imported and Domestic Liquors" Your Patronage Appreciated Russell Marr's Liquor Store 10G N. Broadway Next Door South Phone 2868 Tost Office »The Baseball Standing Lh'ut. James . L. Hoard obliges as the "victim" while Dr. Eliscu shows second step of rope trick. Curd s I'-MHied around subject's knees and the end brought up and tied around Adam's apple. Last step: victim jerks legs, strangles himself. something might save the games."! More people will have gardens Night Schedule Doubled • Both the Giants and Dodgers had doubled this year's quota of this year than ever before. Gardening is more fun than work, a small garden that will i\ol bring on fa- arc-light contests. Last season, the ' tigue will prove healthful and Dodgers drew a total of 166,931 fort practical. It is healthful because six 'games while the Giants packed it keeps one out-of-doors and ac- in 137,8§5. ' tive. practical because so The Dodgers scored their seventh'many good things to eat can be straight victory yesterday as John-1 grown in a small garden. Beets ny Allen held the Cubs to five. cabbage, peppers, lettuce, onions hits for a 4-1 triumph—his third! and radishes are some of these of -the year. Clyde McCullough's j Beans, peas, spinach arc others ninth inning homer accounted for] There is freshness to home-grown the only Chicago run as Brooklyn vegetables. They taste much bet- stretched its National League lead j ter out of your own garden. Flow- to seven games. St. Louis blasted the New York Giants, 16-4, to move into fourth place, a half game behind the idle ers have their place in the scheme of life. too. and add beauty to the surroundings of home. With a smal vegetable garden this Spring, mor Pittsburgh Pirates. Enos Slaugh- people will have a sense of respon ter's three hits paced the 15-hit sibility and a feeling that they ar aiding the nation in this small waj Let us putter more about the gar den this Spring. St. Louis parade. Indians \Vin 7-4 The Cleveland Indians bounced into a virtual first-place tie with j the. New York Yankees in the TEETH IX CURFEW American League by defeating the! Detroit, —Del Baker fines any •Philadelphia Athletics, 7-4. The Detroit Tiger who violates the Indians trail the champions, whose midnight curfew $100. Using the combined force of arm-pull against "victim's" neck and shoulder-thrust against back of his legs, Dr. Eliscu shows how he can make an opponent, smash himself in the face with his own knees. If done correctly, this trick is a knockout. SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L Pet. Atlanta 25 cMemphis 23 Nashville 21 xLittlc Rock 21 xNew Orleans 16 xBirmingham 16 Chattanooga 16 Knoxvillc 12 14 14 17 17 18 20 22 28 .041 .622 .553 .553 FORT uvIEADE, Md.—The Mar- ' quis of Queensbury is the United States Army's forgotten man. Forgotten, too, are his comparatively polite blueprints for the manly art of self-defense. The American soldier is going to play rough— rough, tough and dirty. The Axis has asked for that kind of fighting, and the army is going to see that they get it. If Mr. Nip and his Heinle pals want., to kick, bite and gouge, our soldiers are learning how to spot them a of teeth and a brace of .471! couple .444 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L Pet. Brooklyn 24 Boston 17 Pittsburgh 18 St. Louis 16 New York 16 Cincinnati 14 Chicago 14 Philadelphia 9 grass knuckles and beat them at their own game. The man who's .300 teaching them is smallish, bright- eyed, steel-muscled, 47-year-old Dr. Francois Eliscu, physical education professor at Columbia and New 8 .750; York Universities. 15 .531 | ARMY CALLS IT 16 .529 i-RECREATION" 15 .516 i 17 .485 16 .467 18 .438 23 .281 Currently Dr. Eliscu is giving a £ I course in simple strangulation and Capital Stuff STANLEY SPENCE E 'ASKEJ> WAS TM£ OPPORTUNITY. HE 6OT I WOULD H IT £QI? GIVEN CHANCE, BUT TWIt>l>L£b TtiL/M&S IN £>U6OUT. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet, New York 20 9 .690 Cleveland 21 10 .677 Detroit 19 15 .559 Boston .. 16 13 St. Louis 13 20 Washington 12 19 Chicago^ 12 19 Philadelphia 13-21 Yesterday's Results i elementary mayhem to 117 stu- jdont officers. These students are ; classed as cither "recreation of- i ficers" or "special services officers.' ! But the recreation they're plan- jning for the enemy is no Sun|day school picnic, and the "spe- ioial servicing" now in. preparation Ms a bumper-to-bumpsr going ove .otfj \vhich even a jiu-jitsu-trained Jap an effort to brutalize the Ameran army. It's simply that this is w r ar with an enemy who has hosen to fight with uncivilized, aveman cruelty and who must be ought the same way. You can't ox with a rattlesnake. Southern Pace Setters Tak On Opposition In Seconc Division Today By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Spurts Edflor NEW YORK.—Thirty years ago Honus Wagner, then the No. 1 star of the National League, visited a little boy who was suffering in a hospital from infantile paralysis. The little boy's name was Jimmy McGill. The greatest all-around ball player of all time autographed a baseball for him. The little boy recovered, grew up, became a University of professor at the Rochester, then president of the city's Board of By United Tress The high and mighty foursome of the first division open on all fronts today against a quartet of second division clubs in the Southern Association without a pushover game in the lot. The lower berth clubs gave notice yesterday that they planned to unseat some of the top clubs when the fifth-place New Orleans club put the skids under fourth- place Little Rock and the Birmingham Barons, currently in sixth position, clouted an 8 to 5 win over the second-place Memphis Chicks. • 394 j is not .387; f o; .,, cl .387 ' .382 likely to survive, Id alone SOUTHERN' LEAGUE Night games: Memphis at Birmingham. Little Rock at New Orleans. Only games scheduled. „, . TT , , f • While these four teams continue Education. He passed away about p]ay tof]ay< ^ league lg Afc _ a month ago. aged 42. _ lanta Crackers take on tnc ]ast The friendship that started m placc Knoxville Smokies. The 1912 between the famous Honus Smokics a re making their first N ATI ON Al, LEA G U E Brooklyn 4. Chicago 1.^ St. Louis 16. Necw York 4. Cincinnati-Boston, postponed. Onlv games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 4. Detroit 2. Cleveland 7. Philadelphia Chicago 7. Washington 5. New York at St. Louis, postponed. 4. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Birmingham. Knoxvillc at Atlanta. Nashville at Chattanooga. Little Rock at New Orleans. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at Boston. St. Louis at New York. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. AM ERIC AN LEAG UE Boston at Detroit. Philadelphia at Cleveland. Only games scheduled. Had Unscheduled Blackout KENDALLVILLE, I n d. <UF Included in the good doctor's of study is a rope trick of his own invention. It's not to be confused with the Hindu rope trick. It combines the best features of a rowpuncher's calf-roping technique with the worst features of the gangsters' nfck-to-knee strangle knot. In use. a five-foot length of sash cord is looped around an enemy's kncc-s,. while he is doubled j up and gasping, the commando draws the loose ends around the adversary's neck, tieing them in front. If the victim jerks his leps. he strandrs himself. If he doesn't die quickly. Irving to get loose, the rcommundo can hasten the process in- sitting on the enemy's face ami pushing his knees forward. Or.rc Dr. Eliscue was demonstratjiru: til.-' rope trick on one of his istwii'MTs. a husky ex-football star. ' Ho ;;.<(! him un. then turned to ;his H:,.ss to discuss the stunt. : Ho U;.-t happened to look around in i;:no. Tlie hog-tied grid star, ;'.m;ib;i- to speak, afraid to move, :\vas ir-.rpic in the face. ' VOl (ANT BOX M1TIJ ! A KATTLESNAKE" i T'ti!> student officers also irarn ; tumbling— as useful to a para, cl;;;tist as it is to a circus pcr- ! lurniiT and horizontal diving in I order ;o present a minimum target i\vhi> .lumping into fox holes. Some °. 'hrni have been hurt in tho y>ro- co'->. but they're coming our of it • more than a match for an unprin- ;<'ipl<Hl adversary. i Whon the course bgan. Dr. Eliscu his class. "I'm going; to teach the Wagner and the little boy in the hospital was a lasting one. They're going to put up a memorial to Dr!" McGill. Honus Wagner's autograph on a baseball helped the boy get well. His autograph on a check has helped the fund being collected to immortalize Dr. McGill's useful life <md public service as an educator. * * * Bill McKechnie again walked the streets and sat up late in the park out- following the Giants' 10-nm burst—eight out—against afternoon. "You go crazy trying to figure this game,'' says the veteran manager of the Cincinnatis. "Here's sawed-off Danny Mur- tauch of the Phillies leading the visit to Atlanta, and despite their record of 12 wins against 28 losses, are expected to give the Crackers an Al workout. Addition of In fielder Frank Piet from Memphis and a former Atlanta boy Red Howcll, in the outfield, ha given the Smokies new power. In the other competition in the Southern, the third-place Nashville Vols battle the seventh-place Chattanooga Lookouts. The Rookies of Joe Engel have found the Vols among the easiest pickings in the runs after two were league. the Reds the other The Pelicans jumped on Al Moran, the Travelers" ace pitcher, for .six runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings yesterday to move closer to first division. The Barons, making seven runs in as many innings, made their eight hits count for the same number of runs, thanks to five misplays by the Memphis Chicks. Today's Games: Knoxville at Atlanta. Little Rock at New Orle- league and fellows like Dolph Cam- illf and Arky Vaughan of Dodgers batting around .230.'' the This city recently got a long taste jyou legitimate wrestling and of blackout conditions. A faulty 'toughest, dirtiest kind of wrestling boiler at the power plant started a jvou'vo ever seen. I'm going to teach chain of failures which ^saw light;you elementary judo and I'm go- ;ater services cut oil for more: ing to teach you how to kill \vlth than an hour and a half, paralvx- hour hands" ing both industry and homes. ' This doesn't mean that there Some trace Elmer Riddle's difficulties to second year trouble. The young man who won 19 last sea-son and ^had an earned run average of 2.24 has been kayoed five times already. The one decision he holds was a 6-5 squeeze against the poor Phils. There have been a lot of pitchers like that," points out Johnny- Allen of the Brooklyns. "Everything goes along smoothly for them. They get everybody out without knowing how they did it. Then the following year-when they get pasted, they go to pieces." + * * McKechnie says this is not true in Elmer Riddle's case. The Deacon puts the finger on the Georgian's headache. "It's lack, of control," explains , McKcchnie. "When he wants to I keep the ball low, he throws it high. When he wants it high, it's low,'so he's pitching to strength nns. Memphis at Birmingham, and Nashville at Chattanooga. instead of weakness." McKechnie insists that the Red- legs pitching will be all right. The Cincinnati club needs hitting, but Bill McKechnie is used to that ailment. He hasn't had any in years—in cither Boston or Cincinnati. For INSURANCE of all Kinds See G. G. Caudill Agency Glencoc Hotel uidg. pu jjigz Blythevilie, Ark. 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