The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1942 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 22, 1942
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1942 Birmingham Boxer Scheduled To Face Byrd Here Tuesday .Aaron "Jackie" Byrd, promising young Blytheville welterweight who got up from the canvas to soundly thrash former Lightweight Champion . Lew Jenkins at Hot Springs May 13, will meet Vic "K. 0." Carrol of Birmingham, Ala., in a 10-round fight here Tuesday night at the Legion Arena. Byrd, who added another victory to his string last night with the one-round knockout of Tiger Nolan at Memphis, will probably be fighting the last scrap he'll participate in here for sometime. Since he decisioned Jenkins, Jackie has received offers from all over the country. It is probable that he will shortly accept a fight with another "name" fighter in one of the larger "cities. K. O. Carroll, who fights at 147 pounds, is no Jenkins, but he has the reputation of being a fast, and clever scrapper. In the semi-final. Don Burton, local middleweight, will meet Snookie Nichols in a six round bout. This is a return match for the two boys. In one of the preliminaries, Elmer Buckner, novice middleweight negro protege of Joe Craig, will meet Roosevelt Crawford, another negro, in a four round scrap. This is"'also a return match. In a pre- viocs scrap, Buckner whipped Crawford but the latter claimed he was out of condition and asked for' another chance. Yanks Up Yanks FUESplELLI) If Pastor Wins He Probably Will Get Another Shot At Louis NEW YORK, May 22. (UP) — Veteran Bob. Pastor, forced into pugilism's most unwelcome gamble, tackles explosive younp; Tami Mauriello tonight ut Madison Square Garden, letting another title shot and the accompanying $100,000 purse ride their stormy leather. Pastor, the 28-year-old "Saratoga Sprinter," couldn't withdraw from this 10-round bout—a match closed before Billy Conn's broken hand virtually assured Bob of a title tilt with Private Joe Louis this Summer. Except for tonight's result, only a green light from the Army Ls needed to send Louis and Rapid Robert into the ring again in late June or early July. Promoter Mike Jacobs has been trying to get that approval from the War Department. Despite Jacobs' yen for a third Pastor-Louis encounter, he refused to permit Pastor and Manaydr Jimmy Johnston to stajje a strategic withdrawal from tonight's brawl with Signer Mauriello of the Bronx. Realizing that such a run- out might kindle bad ballyhoo for the Louis extravaganza, Uncle Mike said, "If you can't lick Mauriello, I don't want you in with Louis ater." Experts and betting men are con- ident that Pastor can lick 22-year- old Tami, and they back their opin- on at a 4-1 price. They realize that the veteran from Saratoga Springs, N. Y.. is riding the crest of a sensational come-back string of 12 straight victories. Tobin's Bat Screens His Tightness With Knuckler UV IIARKV GKAYSON NKA Service Sports Editor NEW YORK—H could have been something more in the nature of their way to buy the veteran right-hander, FOUR OUT OF EVERY FIVE PITCHES ARE KNUCKLERS retribution when rank McCormick, I Not many times since he mas- Bucky Walters and Eddie Joosti tercd the knuckler have marks- hit home runs as the Reds shel-! men taken liberties with him as lacked James Tobin and the'did the Cincinnatis the other alt- Braves in Boston, j ernoon. Casey Stengel let Jim Tobin: Tobin has pitched more innings take his licking, though the Red-! than any other National Leaguer legs ganged up on him in the sev- \ this season. He has toiled the most enth and eighth. complete games and won five. Although tiie weather was so' Tobin grips his knuckler by the bad called off, 25,000 turned out to see Tobin pitch and hit a home run. It isn't often that the Boston Nationals get an attraction like that, and Manager Stengel had no intention of disappointing Tobin's public. ball wave and dance like a butterfly. RUNNERS FAIL TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SLOW PITCH Tobin gets the best results when the day is murky, or under lights, or when the wind is blowing in his face. If the wind Ls at his back, there is no resistance against the pitch, and it doesn't dance like a piece of cardboard in the wind. Because Tobin's knuckler is so slow, Berres wonders why men who get on base don't run more LAJVE SCOTT'S •The Baseball Standings SOUTHERN the second game had to be; nails. It is thrown in the same It should be a cinch to steal on i „<•/• OK rmn nn>ii<»/-1 nit* \ /% enn i iviQMttnv thtif TTmil T.*»rmarrl nf OIP Viim thinks 'Rrrrrx; manner that Emil Leonard of the him, thinks Berres. LEAGUE W. L Memphis 2B Atlanta 26 21 Washington^ throws his, onlyj "I would have one eye on the X Nashville Dutch has more speed on his. Like pitch and the other on the i'U nner i Little Rock'.. . '.'.'. 22 Leonard's pet pitch, Tobin's breaks going down and I'd grab at the three ways—in, out and down. Tobin has a fair idea of which way the ball will break. He gen- Tobin crashed the headlines and: orally can tell by the feel and three consecutive one game. His Push Shot Keeps Ball Low in Wind BY JIMMY DEMARET Flashiest of Them All In plaing a push shot, I grip the club slightly down the shaft. The Joe Gordon's hitting kept New York Yankees going on western trip. Second baseman sportec .38-1 average. quick shift. This enables vou to keep the ball low. When you hit into strong wind, a low trajectory keep wind resistance at a minimum prevents it from bothering the flight of the ball. JN PLAYING PUSU SHOT, PIP-SLIGHTLY DOWN'SHAFT 'PLAY BALL A BIT OFF R/GHTFOOT." ON TURN, MOVE . FAST 1 INTO LEFTSIDE AND SP£H> UP UANO ACTION. Eriekson Belongs In Brooklyn, Says Jockey Durorhcr the record book in his prevoius start against the Cubs by becoming the first pitcher in major league history to manufacture home runs in third was his fourth in five trips and his fifth of the young season. Tobin always was a terrific hitter used as a pinch-hitter, but his recent splurge with a bat in his hands only tends to screen his effectiveness with a knuckle ball. Thus freak pitch has made him the most sought pitcher in the majors. Brooklyn and the New York Giants have gone far out of twist, Ray Berres, the Giants' sec- ball and find it ducking under my glove," he explains. "Tobin had the knuckler when he was Yankee property with the Oakland Coasters. When he went ond string catcher who caught to the Pirates, Al Todd had trou- Tobin in Pittsburgh and Boston, says conservatively that the big' California!! throws the knuckle ball at least four times out of five. He knows hitters know what is coming, defies them to hit the ball. The fact that batters rarely sec a pitch like his works to his advantage. Tobin's . knuckler Ls especially tough when he keeps it low. From the stands it looks like Tobin can't get away with that kind of stow stuff for more than three innings. But hitters see the bie with the pitch, so Tobin didn't throw it much. He relied on a sneaky fast ball and had good seasons." Ray Berres adds that it wasn't until after 1939, when Al Todd went to Brooklyn and he took to catching Tobin, that Jim began to throw the knuckle ball with greater frequency. Now Jim Tobin has developed the pitch into a science. And National League batters can't name a tougher, more exasperating pitch to hit. New Orleans 19 Birmingham 17 xChattanooga 17 Knoxville 14 x—Night game. 15 16 18 20 19 23 22 29 Pet. .«34 .(119 .538 .524 .503 .425 .436 .326 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L Pet. Brooklyn 25 Boston 19 St. Louis 18 Tin tar tintype Today's Sports Parade BY JACK GUUNTIIKK United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK. May '22. (UP) — There was a party up ;il the odd Fellow's Hall in Harlem last night. It was a pretty good party anci^ it was held in honor of a pretty ;; r ood guy. You probably remember him. His name is Private Joseph Louis Barrow, heavyweight champion of the world. BROOKLYN (NEA)-PnLil Erick- The party was a knock out. It son. Chicago Cub right-hander, j was sponsored by the Reveille Club apparently belongs with the Dod- 'of New York, an Organisation com- gers. He started something in a game at Ebbets Field when he called to the Brooklyn bench: "Just wait 'til I pitch against you guys next time." "Gwan, v retorted the everquick pilot of the Bums, Leo Duroeher. "you have an arm of iron and a head of cement. -Know what that guy did last year," said the Lip. ''After pitching practice, he walked into some joint across the street from the Cubs' park and had a sandwich and a glass of beer—still in uniform. "And they say the Dodgers crazy things." do ball is played just off the right foot. Reduce the pivot on the turn. Pivot only enough to accommodate the hand and forearm action. EMPIRE STAKES RICHER YONKERS, N. Y.—Seven Empire City fixtures this summer aggregate $85,000 as again-.t $62.500 in 1941. The meeting runs from June 23 through July 25. J. R. Havill. Trinidad, Colo., owns a 24-toed Persian cat. Each posed of 23 negro veterans of World War 1, and it was the testimonial accorded the champ by members of his own race. Actually, it was more than a party. It was n major occasion and it drew a thoroughly distinguished crowd. Upper Crust There The upper crust of Harlem's Sugar Hill society turned out in force. There were white-haired judges and elderly political leaders. There were musicians and cartoonists and lawyers and business tycoons. There were tall, graceful women in evening dresses and with orchids. Joe always is embarrassed by things of this sort and last night proved no exception. His khaki uniform u distinct brown landmark in a sea of dinner jackets, he dodged his admirers for a few minutes by retreating to the comparative obscurity of the press table. He talked baseball as long as he could and joked with the writers then he went back, still shy. Yale Junks Huddle For Last Size-Up NEW HAVEN (NE A)—Howard Odell, new coach, tells why Yale will abandon the huddle; "Our quarterback will look the defense over for several seconds. He will observe the line of spacing, see how the secondary is deployed. A quar- 'ittsburgh . Tew York . Cincinnati . Chicago .. Philadelphia 18 16 16 15 11 9 15 15 18 19 18 19 .735 .55H .545 .500 .457 .455 .441 Someone asks why it was Unit I failed to make a forecast of the winner on last night's Nova-Sa- voldi fight. Well, in the first place my neck is getting a little worn from slicking it out so much. It doesn't seem to have the resilience of Ben Epstein's. In the .second place, this fight .should have been billed as the Battle of the Bums, In this particular scrap it's not a question of which is the better fighter, it's a case of which Ls the bigger bum. Neither one of the guys is anything but a pushover, as they've proved by spending two- thirds of their ring career in the ^ of picking themselves up from the canvas. As far as I'm concerned, I hope the referee whips 'em both and I believe he could do it. Now comes word from Joe Craig that Jackie Byrd will fight Vick "K. O.' 1 Carrol of Birmingham, Ala., here Tuesday night. Seems the .scrap will be a 10 rounder and that several other bouts will serve for preliminaries. Buckner, youthful negro protege of old Massa Craig, will probably show his stufr in one of the bouts. 24 .314 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet New York Cleveland 22 9 22 11 Boston 17 14 Detroit 20 17 Philadelphia 15 22 St. Louis 14 21 Washington 13 20 Chicago 12 21 .710 /JG7 .548 .541 .405 .400 .349 .364 If somebody doesn't come along pretty soon with a softball team that isn't afraid to take on the Blytheville club, I'm afraid Marshall Blackard is going to have UJ sec whether or not there's a priority on moth balls. The boys have new .softball uniforms but don't get a chance to use them. Yesterday's Results LEAGUE SOUTHERN Night games: Memphis 3, Birmingham 2. (Called end eighth to permit Memphis terbaclT should "gather" this infor- j to _ ca , ldl ,, tvain} • mation almost at. a glance. My offense will be based on obtaining unexpected blocking angles. Half a step inside or out, in the stance of a defensive lineman has a vital bearing on the effectiveness of a play. It means changes in blocking assignments. With the spoken sig- i nal system, as employed at Pennsylvania, Yale will have the last size-up." Attention In Suburban May Surprise Whirlaway Nashville at Chattanooga. New Orleans 7, Little Rock 2. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 2. Chicago at New York, St. Louis at Brooklyn, postponed. Pittsburgh at Boston, postponed. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston 3. Cleveland 3. Washington 5, St. Louis 2. New York 1, Chicago 0. Philadelphia 11. Detroit '3. Now I see that Gov. Homer Adkins, having already spurred on most of the commotion now raging over the dog racing question, is planning to appear before the commission at its next meeting to make another special - appeal that the sport be squelched for the duration. Did somebody say, "Much Ado About Nothing?" See where Bobbie Jones, the emperor of golf, has applied for a, commission in the air force. Jones, who was perhaps the greatest golfer the sport has ever known, is married and has three children but is anxious to get into action. Looks to me like they j need Jones for a physical instructor more than anything else. He's been one of the finest athletes from every standpoint that we've ever had. Now comes word that Jack:* Byrd won his fight with Tir#. Nolan in Memphis last night \ ff ^\ a first round knockout. Move -very fast into the left •. f rcn t f 00 t contains seven toes inside of the swing. Speed up the j stead of the usual five. hand action to compensate for the ! * HUDSON (Jive Him a Practical Gift! NEW YORK, <NEA>— Max Hirsh hopes Whirlaway is in the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, for which the Calumet star is listed. Trainer Hirsch will wager that Mrs. Parker Coming's Attention will make things mighty hot for the little dark chestnut. Whirlaway defeated Attention by a narrow margin in the Dixie Handicap, but good judges believe the son of Equipoise would have scored with a more judicius ride. Carrying 126. Attention nego- taited the mile of the Metropolitan Handicap in 1:36 2-5, the fastest time of the Belmont meeting for the distance. Attention conquered Whirlaway in the mile-and-a- quarter Arlington Classic last summer. The coastline of Alaska mcas- • h c - s cooperating with the ures 35,000 miles, or about 10.000 men t in its war-time cfrort# ou P miles greater than the circumference of the earth. in 1940. 2512 persons visited the Arches National Monument in Utah, compared with 1175 in the preceding year. trying to save time. these There are 25.000,000 in.-:/ the air above each squa|_ of the earth's surface, to estimates. 'The Kid's a great admirer of Jim Figg." to his scat of honor. On his right was actress Tallulah Bankhead, tiauqhtcr of the Alabama congressman. On his left was James J. Walker, former mayor of new York City. AH along his table the celebrities were strewn. But once again Joe was worthy of the occasion. Walker Makes Talk Walker .spoke first. Jimmy said he had a five-year-old -son and that he hoped his son -someday would attain a stature equivalent to that which Louis now holds as a man. In short. Walker .said, he hoped and prayed that his son would equal Joe as an "American Gentleman." Miss Bankhead rccnllcd the evening when Joe remarked that America would win the war because marks to as short a time as possible and that is just my speed. I've always tried to confine my action to as short a time as possible. I thank you very much." Tlien he sat down. At the end I didn't ask Miss Bankhead or Walker or Louis or his celebrated friends, what they thought of the party. I a.sked a live-year-old negro boy who attended the party with his father. Ke was a tiny, chocolate colored pickanniny in a blue and white wash suit. His hair was kinky, his nose was tilted and his eyes wore wide with wonder. What, I asked, did he think of the man wo know a.s Joe Lois? "Next to Presient Franklin D. i Roosevelt," the boy said. "Mr. Louis is the greatest man in all Venice. Italy, the city of canals, has 250 bridges. CAM1LLI KNOCKED OUT BROOKLYN.—A bruise, .suffered when he was struck on the left foot by a hot grounder off Phil Cavarretta's bat in the second game of the double-header with the Cubs, put Dolph Camilli in the Brooklyn dugout. Just Received a Carload of \ FLORENCE OIL RANG? This Beautiful Florejice Table-Top-Rznge BE SURE IT'S GLENMORE YOU'LL HAVE BETTER DRINKS Tortis Fine Soft Straw Hats $1.95 up! Manhattan SPORT SHIRTS $2.00 up SLACK SUITS $5.95 up New Summer Ties 65c & $1.00 BELTS 50c&$1.00! Manhattan Dress Shirts $2.25! America was "on God's side." then she turned to Joe's mother, a large, completely overcome woman in a bright .silk dress, and told the crowd lhat America would win and Louis would win because 1 "God i.s on their side—Joe's side " Several men— Judges and as- I scmblemen and professors—followed, but the president of the Reveille j Club. James W. Johnson, hit closest j to the assembled guests, hearts, i He said "hardly anyone in the ' world can say anything new about Joe Louis. Excluding only General MacArthur. his name i.s the jyiost prominent in America today." ihrn 'ic presented Joe with a plaqur. .Joe's Speech Brief It was a simple plaque. It boro mly Joe's head, in bas rclirf. Joe's name. Joe made a simple acceptance speech. He said just this—<f'Tho judge And chairmen have asked us to confine our vo- tiic world.' Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE N.I. sin-illc at Memphis, night game. Chattanooga at Birmingham. Knoxviilc at Little Rock. Atlanta at New Orleans. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at N>w York. Has ton at Bhiladclphia, night Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE -S', . Louis at Cleveland, night Detroit at Chicago, night game. Onlv sanies scheduled. HUDSON Cleaner-Clothier-Tailor Shop "Fine Imported and Domestic Liquors" Your Patronage Appreciated Russell Marr's Liquor Store SWITCH IN AUTHORITY MILWAUKEE.—Tom Stidham. 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