The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1939 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 21, 1939
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BIX, BLYTHEVILLE, '(MKJ COURIER NEWS MUST YEN Purchase Of Walters In 1938 Started Reds For National Pinnacle BY GEORGE K1RKSKY Unlied Press Staff Corrfspomlonl , NEW YORK, June 21 (UP)—A year and a week ago today the .Cincinnati Reds made the deal which may plant the .National League pennant atop Cioslcy Field's flagpole In October. They bought William Henry (Bucks') Walters, the tall, angulai-jawed ex-third : baseman, fiom the (Phillies for $50,000 and Al Ilolllngsworth and Spud Davis. :.- ',.; Walters, \\lio took up pitching In 1934 after six ycais as a third . baseman, did well enough sifter June 13 last season, winning "11 v games nml losing six, but he. arrived n little too late to get the Reds higher lhan p fourth place. But this is anothei-'year and Walters is making w!se men out ot Warren G. Giles and Bill McKechnie. place ahead of .'-the'Chicago White Sox. It was Philadelphia's fouith straight nocturnal loss. Yesterday's hero: Bucky Walters, ex-third baseman -who held the Brooklyn Dodgers to eight bits for 10th win of the year for Cincinnati Today's Sport Parade By Htnrj McLeiMre NEW YORK, June 21. (UP)— The tluolT on what a slim chance Tcny Gnlcnto has against Joe Louis Is provided by (he frantic activities these days of Jce Jacobs, manager of the battling beer barrel. Jacobs, who may aptly be described as the big.cigar with tlie little man clnmnal on It, is working himself In 24-hour shifts as the time draws near for Die bout In Yankee Stadium, He -knows that Galcnlo's rec:rd ts not bright enough to warrant many customers paying $27.50. $10.50, $11,50 'or the like to see him do battle with the champion, so he has concentrated on Eonsalioiii) publicity. Equipped with a brain Clint was designed for nn eight-hour day ut (he msst, Jacobs ; has mercilessly driven it three limes that long for ideas. It was after an eleven-hour stretch of pure thinking, during which lime every one of his gray cells was busier than a beaver in n redwcod forest, that he conceived the noti:n of charging Louis with loading; his gloves with lead, steel, and assorted hardware. It wasn't possible, Jacobs Intimated, that any man could hit as hard wllh his bare fists as Louis did. He'll probably get straightened out on this pjint next Wednesday him, from hnml Information, Hint Louis can and does hit that hard. I remember the time when Mr. Jacobs (110 not question the power of Louis' raw lists 1 wns seated !j0l ,l s Loiter, 1st basemnn whacked poor Prlnio Camera Into small and unattractive bits, and when Cnrncrn tell like a stricken chimney. Mr. Jacobs, unable to curb his ciuhuslnsm for such n death ami destruction,in a set ol boxing E'oves. He's the No.. 1 man of tlie Reds' pitching staff with R record of 10 ^victories :flgni»sl four defeats. He's v won more gomes than any other National League pitchei and has pitched more complete games than any major league Uuiler, with 11 to his credit. TV.O of the four games he's lost were In relief roles, and the other two by one run nml two runs, respectively. One of these defeats .was a 2-0 loss lo the Cubs . . „,.,„,, ,-a game in which he allowed " ^ w)l ™ •OolwUo-is finally re- only four hits His 10 victories hnve . v ! vwl nml 6els " romul lo lolll " B all b~een complete Jobs except one —a 10-innliig alfair in which he tued nnd had to get relief In the llith after going 9 1-3 fraincs. . The tall, blond Rcdleg has allowed 'only 103 hits In lire 115 Innings he's pitched, and m only four genres has the opposition made more than t»o inns. He pitched n typical Walters game yesterday by beating the Dodgers, 4-2, yielding eight hits. Dolt Camilll hit n homer vtllh n mate on base in the fust frame, but the Dodgers 'couldn't score after that. The Reds collected 10 hits off Fmidy Fitzsimmons. The victory increased Cincinnati's lead to 0!-i games over the idle second-place Cardinals. '• Claude Passe/iti .won his second game m a Chicago uniform, pitch- Ing and batting the Cubs to a- 3-1 triumph over the Bees. HE''allowed only five hits and singled "Wllh. the' bases loaded, dilvlng in two runs. The victory brought the Cubs back to the 500 mark and Into fourth place, replacing the Dodgers. Jacfc Knott, Vic Frasler and Edgar Smith were just what the doctor oidered for the Yankee batting slump. Tlie Bronx Bombers broke out In a rash of 10 blngles for. 30 bases lo crush the White Sox, 13-3. Monte Pearson, alter yielding thice runs In the first frame, blanked the' sox Die lest of the way. Red Rolfe led the Yankee barrage with two doubles, a triple and a single. : • Eldon Anker pitched Ihe Red Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Browns, his fifth win.'He gave up nine hits. Joe Vosmlk had "4 ior 4," Uo of them tuples. The Cleveland Indians came fiom behind, deadlocked the Washington Senators at 2-2 In Die ninth Inning, and then pushed over two runs in the 12lh lo win 4-3. A walk and three hltssent;ln the two runs, safeties by Ken Keitner and Sammy Hale sending the runs, across. Tommy Bridges scored his ninth win, allotting but seven lills lo blank the Athletics, 5-0, In a night game before 13,000 fans at Philadelphia. Ear2 Avcrlll paced the Tigers' win with a homer and double, driving in three runs, The victory carried the Tigers into''fourth BOTHERS; Vf S Rtibbcrmen Win Nip and Tuck Game; Phillips Company Is Swamped Tlie Goodyear team defeated the iiTit half champions of the City Softball League, the Coca Cola Bottlers, In a nip and tuck game at Hnlcy Field last night, o to 3. In the second gnmo of a.double- header Arknnsfls-Mlssoml Power Corporation swamped Phillips Motor Company, 19 to 1, Tlie opening game was not decided mull the lust half of the final Inning when Jerry Harwell scored (he winning run 'on Patten's single with no one down. The lead- 1)8(1 changed hands several times' (luring' the game. Cox was the winning pitcher, limiting the Bottlers to eight lilts, nml Ivy was the. loser. The second gnme was a farce after Ark-Mo got off to a five run lend in' the first, Inning.. Manager Carl G'miske's charges started n bunting barrage dial' caught Pitcher Leo Stephens of the V-8's llatfooted nnd made n merry-go- round of the diamond. "Wimpy" Burns was the winning pitcher. Pete Craig In Line For .Memphis Coaching job Pete Craig, line coach at Union University, Jackson, Twin., and a former Blythcville i).'oolball star, will be backflold. ccaeh : at West Tennessee Slate Teachers.'college' at Memphis, according to unconfirmed reports. The S.I.A.A. has not yet officially ruled on Craig, hut It Is understood that lie has met all requirements and will assist ."Sojiny" Humphrey, hCacl ccach there, A member of a fninlly long leaders In sports, Pete Craig nttended the University ol Tennessee where he was outstanding In football. When a member of the Blythevllle high school team lie enjoyed thc- snine reputation. lie Is n brother of Joe Craig, sports promoter anil former Bly- thc'vllle star. BASEBALL STANDINGS Norlhoasl Jonesboro First Baseman Spurts Into Second Place In Baiting Race for , him Hie night that Joe u, e jonesboro learn of Hie Northeast Arkansas baseball league, lin:; hit, safely in 19 consecutive games uml has jumped Irom seventh plane (o second place in (he past three weeks to threaten tlie leadership show cf hitting, leaped nimbly over of the lenjjue, now. held by Rny two rows of chairs to tell me thnt Zimmerman, Caruthersvlile left never before had he seen such I fielder. Zimmerman, whose rale is .375, dropped three polnU the past week But to get back to Mr. Jacobs (while \LeUcf jumped from llilh'in- and his sensational brain children, to second place wllh ,370. In the lie followed- the charge of leaded fists with an even more ninnv.hv move. After two hours of serious mcntnl gymnastics he cnmc up with n request thai the fight between Gnlculo and Lonh be refcrcetl by none oilier than Arthur Donovan. past 11 games he got 19 hits in •IS times nt bat while Zimmerman got 14 hits In 48 limes at btil. Edward Fllo, . Ciirnthorsvllle right fielder, is third . with : .350' Stanley Bazan, Jonesboro catcher, is'fourth with .340.; Elmer Klr- This was a 'sure-fire space-getter I cllolr ' Pni'lBould manager, and fb'r- 'ccaiise Donwaii 1ms 'worked so !" er len(lcr m ." lc hilling Honors, many Louis fights, and expressed l|s nmv nft!l «'ilh .337. his ndmlratlou for Joe so often, J " llw <>ei»rlmentnl lenders, Lel- that there has been an occasional • lcr ls n!lcn<! witl1 17 ^Mes, Bill reference to him as Joe's "private I MpKe"»a of Pnrngould has five referee." Jnccbs knew It was be-! "I' 1 ™ [ P, ™ s cm't, Joe Rnyc.of Paragould has eight home runs In his column, niid.Lellcr has driven licved (hut, he would oppose Donovan because cf this, so he look advan- Inge of it, and even included in his, _ ,. request a tribute to Donovan as u I, Cnl '", "<"wl!e tasls the only referee so glowin^that Donovan's ll™ ' )1 ' chm w »' I*™ vccords : nearest, and dearest of kin couldn't ™ to " ^ WCI ? „„*'?", "T"t''"" have improved on It. . lost . none while Ralph Suck of This tribute was a siniirt bit of business—almost as smart ns Ihnl of Galenlo on the night of Hire Baer-Novn light when Two Ton made friends with Louis when the two of them were Introduced frohi the ring. Donovan is only liumtui, nnd no member of mir race wns ever offended by praise. While it won't make him give Tony any . Ihc better of it June 28, it ccrrL x( , c ,| te(I tainly won't Influence him to give Tony nny the worst of It. Tlic first transcontinental aulo- mobllc trip wns made in 1003 by (he same team hns three wins and no losses. Ed Hughes of Newport lends in lolnl vi'lns with nine to his credit, along with two losses, He Is also strikeout king wllh 00 strikeouts In 88 Innings. Canilhersville leads in learn bac- linif nnd fielding," hitting .205 ns a unit nnd has a defensive mark of Pnrngotild, iri 40 games, has 50 double plays ami threatens lo make a new mark In that division. isas League W. L. Pel. Canilheisvllle ','. 3! ia .721 Newport .. 24 22 ' ,622 jiParagculd 1827 xJoiiesboi'O .,.' ., it 29 x—Night eni'ne. .4GO .370 Southern I.e.igue W. L-.-Pct. xMcmplils ,.... 35 25 ,583 xClmttariooja .'. ...... 34 2fi .561 Knoxvlilc : 31 27 .534 Birmingham 20 28 .509 XAtlanta .. 30 30 .500 New Orleans — 2933 .468 xLlttle Rock 24.35 .401 x—Night game. American League - W. L. Pet. I New York 42 11 B:stou' .. .. , . 30 21 Cleveland 2925- Chlcago ;... 28 20 Detroit 30 27 xPhllndelphia .. ......2132 Washington ...22 33 St. Louis 15 3D x—Night game. [WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1939 Gives Up Trying To, Match Buffer's Holc-Tn-OneMher 1,817 Attempts BY KTEVE SNCIMiR iA' SHOIIES COUNTRY CLUB. Michigan city, Iml., June 21. (OP)—A stumler young professional, .-sliul wllli wariness mid piiinful hlislers, jxiumlcil his 1,817th uclf lull at a Illckcring tamlle light marking the tenth hole early today nnil deckled that luck, not science, breeds a liolc-ln-one. After 16 hstirs of driving, on a $25 bet with Duller Bill Volt?., who scored an ace en tlie snme 130-yard hole a week ago, professional Han-y Gender, 25, finally was forced to (|iiit. He had hit tlic pin clc-zcns of limes, once as late as his 1,158th tlict, lint nt, a a.m. (cj.t.) he nd- iniltccl his Mistered left, hnml was too painful to continue. Every Hom'e. Team In Southern, Circuit Loses In Tuesday Games By United 1'ress H was ''visitors day"-- in the Southern Asscclation Tuesday and the home team lest in every game. The league - lending Memphis Chicks stretched their margin to two games by defeating the cellar•™ Itc Little nock Travelers, 8 to 5, while Die C)iattanooga Lookouts were being bumped by Atlanta, "Let the 100'shooters have their holcs-ln-onc," he grinned. "It's Just Hick, after all. : thought I could do anything a duffer like Bill Voltz could do. Now I'll have to imy him twenty-five dollars." According to the only available figures, results of the annual New. York World Telegram ho!c-in-one tournament, he had only one chance In 5,913 to win. Once, late 'yestt-rday, he had it. The ball dropped' quickly into the cup, but with sue)) force It pjpped out again uiid spun 4 Inches away. "You don't do it right,'Harry," Veto said, "You've got to take a spoon—my lucky sjKoh if you want It^-f vcn If It Js only 130 yards. Then just innke a quick backswlng like this, with your nrms straight up In the air." VoJtz swung in a crazy arc that looked more like n tay uncle beating a nig under pretest than K golf sVlng. Goiider, who consistently shoots the; course in par 72, finally admitted (hut luck might he the way and toward sundown mechanically began to play the law of averages. By midnight he was hitting without thinking at the rate of slightly less than three shots a minute. During the 10 hours he wore cut (.wo "welcome home" doormats he used fpr tees, both hands of his trainer nnd rubber, Boots Whitener, and the five caddies who stuck wltb. him chasing six pails of practice balls; He started ' yesterday at 10 tun. 'At noon, lie asked that the cup be moved 5 yards away since his drives had made the green as rough as a washboard. His next shot came to rest on the exact spot, the cup had formerly been. Ttvo hundred shots later he had it returned to its original Dositic-n. I He began U> lire badly about' nightfall and called for. floodlights and n. glimpse of his pretty brunette girl friend, Ann Pruelt. He appeared to be more worried a'ooui his standing date with her than his aim. The hole-ln-one by Duffer Voltz was one of the freakiest, ever hit. playing the course for the first time, the 34-year-old, electrical engineer laid his low spoon-shot on the edge of the green. It rolled neatly up to the pin, lilt the metal fiagpcst and bounced In a semicircle around the cup, falling in from the rear. "That's the shot r was supposed to tie," Goncler groaned. "Why couldn't I have kept my month shut." Now I can say K.TAYLOR "Bottled-in-Bond" .588 .537 .519 .52G .390 .a so .278 National League W. L. Pet. Cincinnati 37 18 .in.1 St. Louis 29 VI .558- New York 29 26 .521 Chicago 28 28 .500 Brooklyn 2627 .491 Pittsburgh ........... 24 28 ;.<I6;> Boston .. 22 31 .415 Philadelphia 18 32 .350 Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League Caruthcrsvlllc 4, Newport 3. Paragould at Jcnesboro. Southern League ° .Nashville. 9, Knoxvllle 1. New Orleans 3, Birmingham 1. Night guincs: • • . Memphis at Little Rock. Atlanta at Cliattaiiooga. American I.cngiie • Boston 8, St. Louis 1. New York 13, Chicago 3. Cleveland •!, Washington 3, 12 innings. Detroit 5, Philadelphia 0. National League Cincinnati 4, Brooklyn 2. Chicago 3, Boston 1. Philadelphia at St, Louis, yioned, rain. • new Yu-k at Pittsburgh, poued, rain. posl- 4 to 3. New Orleans Invaded Birmingham to turn back the Barons 3 to 1 nnd Nashville put the Bee on (he Knoicvillc Smokies 0 to i. In Little Rock, Henry and Stout combined their stuff to let the Travelers down with six hits. The losers' five scores were aided and abetted by errors and wlldncss on the part of the Memphis fflngcrs. Tlie Chicks pounded Pelible pitch- Ing for 13 blows. The Crackers came from behind in the eighth .'Inning to tic the count, at three-all with the Lookouts. After a scoreless ninth, the Crackers wen the game in the lOlh en Mailho's single, which drove Rucker home from second. Bill Nicholson had homered for Chattanooga in the seventh. The Look- cuts got only five hits off four Atlanta pitchers while the Crackers reached a Chattanooga foursome for 10. The southpaw jinx was vvorkjng against the Birmingham Barons and the veteran Sid Cohen : pitched them'into'submission en five hits. He had .". shutout until the ninth, When Paul Dunlap found the range of the rightficld bleachers. Erery Pelican got at least one hit nnd Bovo Bevel j>al three. Sawed-off Mike Martynik stopped tho Smokies cold with the third five-hitter of the day. The Vols won the game In the fourth inning when tliey batted around and then some to pile up eight runs. The same assortment of games is scheduled today except that the Memphis-Little Hock clash will be played at a later date. Today's Games Northeast Arkansas League ParagoulO at Jonesboro. Newport at Caruthersvlile. National League Boston nt Chicago. Brooklyn at Cincinnati, game. New York at Pittsburgh. Philadelphia at St. Louis. night .y w. m< V'>*•**'% Smart Groh., t P..VOUHTSOI Tlie flav ors of com, rye: and barley-malt luve been "married" into what oldwhiskymen say is one of the richest, mellowest Bourbon whiskies ever made in old" Kentucky. Bottled-in-Bond K.TAYLOR KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY THE K. TAYLOR DISTILLING CO. Tlic K. Taylor Distilling Co., Inc. is an Independent dislillcrj-. Its brands are reKiJilered in Hie U. ,S. Paletil Offier, and neither it nor its Ijrandd have any connection with any otht-r «listill«ry. TODAY'S GAMES Legend transformed the three purses of gold St. Nicholas gcner- A.-II. Nelson Jackson, with Scwcll oiisly gave away into the three K. Crocker ns his mechanic. I golden balls which Lombard money Forty-four days of actual travel lenders adopted as Ihcir signs and were needed to complete the jour-! which hang over pawnshops the world over today. ncy. American League Chicago at New York. St. Louis nt Uoaton. Detroit at 1'hihKlclphln. Cleveland at Washington. Southern League Memphis at Little Rock. New Oilcans at Birmingham. Atlanta at Chattanooga. Nashville at Knoxvlilc. Pressure is more limn 00 pounds to the square inch nt 230 feet under water, 1 DODGE MATCHES ITS TRUCK CAPACITIES (Yz- to 3-TON) WITH 7 DIFFERENT ENGINES FOR O HUSKY, POWERFUL PERFORMANCE IN EVERY MODEL ROCK-BOTTOM FUEL ECONOMY IN EVERY MODEL BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 117-119 Easl Main SI. riionc 888 EACH WEEK B\JYS NEEDED CAR REQUIREMENTS Tires, f>a(tcric$i railioSj heaters end other products for your car GUI be bought on die Firestone Dud get Plan for surprisingly little cash outlay atttl terms so small you'll hardly notice them. Lxltn la (fcr Vote* of Ffretlont. Mtnfr ertatntt oitf Kstionuiite jV. B, C Rea h*luw Ton« m iheFircstbne Voi« of the Farm Hadio Pro«ram iwice each week Juriag noon hour PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Dili & \Valnnl 1'hone 810 MEAD'S: HEAVY HOT CLOTHES UHFQIR TO MODERN MEN • We've switched to Dixie Weave suits, the "Clothing of Tomorrow"* •"•*-... HART SCHAFFNER & MARX are cool and hold their shape, in tlie stickiest w&afh&r Coaf and Trouser No longer do you have tn wear summer suits that look like a bundle of wrinkles at 5 p.m., for Hart Schaffncr & Marx has given us Dixie Weave, the porous, all-wool suit that holds its shape and press, yet keeps you scii-brecxc cool on the sultriest days. Choosing your Dixie js easy at Mead's ... for we're the home of the largest collection of Hart Schaffncr & M;tr.\ clothes in this section of Arkansas. You'll find every size in every style-starred pastel shade as \rell as darker colors for business wear . . . solitl color and patterned worsteds in single and doulile breasted draue and lounge models, sport hacks, too. Come in ... put an end to summer-suit sogginess with a Dixie suit. OTHER TROPICAL WORSTEDS $19,75 As Usual the Newest and Best Styles are at MEAD'S 31S WEST MAIN 315

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