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BLYTHEVILLE, '(ARK,) 1 COURIER NEWS Gchrig Says Goodby to Yankees lissourians Lose 9 to 6; Walked Tiee Is Overwhelmed, 19-7. Victories were scored by t«o Blytheulle City Softball League teams last night over out of I own opposltlop The Coca Cola Bottlers, league first half champions, defeated the crack Deering, Mo, club, 9 to 0 in the best- game of the doubleheader fit Haley Field. In the second • game Phillips Motor Coiri- panv, first half cellaiites, won >\llh little: effort • over - Marked Tree's All-Stars, 19 to 7 Peering started off in front but the Bottlers kept plugging' away, tying the score In the fourth and adding three more before the end, It was . the : second defeat for peering on the Blythcvlllc diamond this season. Phillips V-S's, unleashed a mighty batting attack in subduing the visiting,: Marked Tree club. Eight homers ••we're": Wasted : by the Fords with Hicks getting two Others who made circuit blows' were LeU- better, Jorrnlt, Young, Bishop, Coleman and Mosley. First- Game Score by innings H. If. B ' Deering .. . 130 200 0—G 8 2 Coca Cola ..110 412 x—9 14 3 Farlls, Hornei and Pace, Ivy, Burns and Polter. Second Game , Score b> innings R II E Marked Tiee 200 (HO 1— 7 10 2 Phillips 843 211 \—19 17 3 Mick, Kata and Regran; Griffin and Davis. Sip TOP Has .369 Batting Aveiage; Pilots Have Four Undefeated Huilers. Ray Zimmerman, Cnruthersville left fielder. Is leading the Noilh- easl Aikansns Baseball League in hits for the third consecutive week through the game played Monday. His 369 represents n loss of blx paints over the preceding ueek Louis Leltcr, Jonesboi'o first ba'ae- mon, Is' second with 3C7, having also" skidded over the preceding «eek by three points. Third place is held by Eddie File, Caruthorsville right fielder, ;\ho has ,360. lomlh is held bv Elmer Kirchoff, Paragould manngci, uith 341 and f«Ui honors go lo Bill McKenna, Paragould light 'fleldei, «lio has 335 Hitting averages arc considerably higher this jear than last, according to records In departmental averages,' this week showed no changes ns to honors Lcitei wrapped two more doubles to make 10 to his credit McKenua leads in triples with five Joe Rajne, Pnragould, added another homer to his string which now numbers nine In inns balled In, Lelter lias 45 and Zimmerman, 43 As to' clubs, Carulhersville still leads in hitting, with 203, and fielding with 055. Jonesboro Is also second In both. Only four pitchers have perfect averages and all nre members of the Cnnithersville team Milton Lovvery has won eight and lost Doctors' rcporis revealed he was paralysis, but Lou Gelirlg musters kecs he is out of baseball' for some Gehrig, Joe Gordon, Lefty suffering from form of Infantile smile n-s he tells New York Van- time nta least. From left to right: Gomey. and Bill Dickey. none, Ralph Sack has won four mil lost none, and both SI Jiedl- 'er and Zimmerman:pitched single victories the. only time there were given that role to keep their records clean, -Hughes, of, Newport, lias won nine and dropped three for the nosl games won.. He extended his kemita past he century mark with 105. Lowe'ry 1ms three shut outs. Woman To Referee Matches Loral mat fans lih'vc on various occasions seen women wrestlers jerforni and now they will have nn opportunity to observe 'a woman referee, according to Promoter vlike Meroney who has billed Mrs. D. L. Huckleby of Cnruthersville as the official ,for Monday night's wrestling card at: the Legion arena here. Some time ago Mrs, Huckleby told Mcroucy she could do n.beL- Icr job.of officatlng than he, the veteran Irishman said, so. she was given -nn .opportunity, and really turned,lii a creditable bit of work. Now she will officiate here, hand-, ling the .scheduled matches between Mike NnKcrian, big bad Armenian, and Lcs Jensen, the tough Swede, in addition to the battle between Long Bill Hall; Texas rubber nmn, and Red Roberts,' who will meet In the preliminary. If Nnzeilun lives up .to-his past reputation Mrs/Huckleby r 'will hnvo no easy nsilgnmejit keeping' the wild'Armenian in line, but Meroney: said he was: confident she conic! handle the situation.-Whenever Nnzerian gets in the ring he usually mrmnges to incide ix riot among the rlngsltlcrs before the performance' is over and Mrs. Huckleby will need all her ability to make him walk the chalk. Today's Sport Parade By Henry McLemon Probably one of the newest safety devices for motorists Is the roadside sign telling how fast the curve may be Uiken safely. Engineers, \ising an airplane' Ball Bank Indicator, checked the curve and found the highest safest speed for rounding the curve. BY ART KKENZ HE'LL MH Trie •• CHAMPIONSHIP NEW YORK, June 24. (UP) — Putting the sport shot here nnd there; Wonder what sort of action n fellow would get If he took $1,000 sny, and walked into Tony Gaiento's cutiip and said: "Okay, boys, put up or shut up. You've been yelling for a month that Oalento would beat Joe Louis, so I'd like to do some betting. You cnn have nny or all cf this (business of thumbing Ihe - $1,000) at 5 lo I thta Louis knocks out your man." . . . My guess is lhat you couldn't get it covered with n blanket . . . The Jersey bays may talk Galcnto victory but they're betting Hie other way, if any ... If someone will lend me a thousand I'll be glad lo go over nnd make the lest. The newspaper estimates'of what Byron Nelson figures to make on his victor.y in the National Open golf championship are a bit liigh. .... It won't run anywhere near $50,000, but will be closed to $20,000 . . . •Johnny Parrcll made more in cue .year, from the title than any other winner before or since, and Johnny didn't reach $50,000, even with the help of a $11.000 gift from his club. Onr vote for the luckiest man of the year goes to James Brcoklvn Dcxhong, the pitcher . . . With the Yanks n cinch to .take, the winner's end in the next world series, Ihey buy Dcshong from the Senators. . . . The Yanks, added Dej shong as n relief pitcher, something they need about as badly as Myrna Loy decs n face lift. . . . He spends three or four ''hours a day at his desk, but Monty Stratlon of the While Sox still is some 12.000 letters behind In his answers to the folk who offered condolence when lie lost a leg In a hunting accident last winter. Counting his earnings In seven world series, Lou Oehrlg has drawn iclose to $400,000 In salary since he I joined the New Yorkers In 1925 . .. His poorest year was in 1925 when, ns n vcokie, he drew $3,750. nnd his best was In 1933 when his pay checks for the season totaled $39,00. His malingers say that Joe Louis will be retired from the ring and turned out to graze In a pasture cf bright green suits, pork chops, hcminy'nnd ham gravy. I suppose Ihe instant he shows signs of wear nnd tear. . . . It Is hard to believe, but according to tho London Dnilv Mail the biggest drawing: card In English boxing Is—knock me down with n kipper, boys!—that dear eld Irish thrush. Jack Doyle. Vinnic 'RIclvnrrts. nn old Davis- cupper himself, thinks Australia is n cinch to U\kc the cup to the land of Ihe Kangaroo this year . . . Richards, who coached the Australians before the challenge rcunri a year ago, has had wcrd from Australia that Jack Bromvvich is a tremendously improved player nnd is hitting his two-handed, left- handed, right-hnnded and all-sorts- of-hnndcd shots so perfectly that lie can't miss winning two singles ! matches in the cun play, no mal- tcr who opposes him. BTonwvlch undoubtedly is the No. 1 amateur in the world tcday, ancl the Cavls cup nearly always follows the champion . . . Before the Wrigleyltcs slart crowing over Dizzy !>ean's comeback, I want to see them llirow him against the Reds and Cards . . . Two wins over the Bees nnd one each over the Dodgers and Pirates don't mean he Is going to earn his salary IhtsTycar. SATURDAY, JUNE 24, : 19BO AlLAmerica Out Docs Right About pie Pennant Chase Is Beginning To Tighten Up In Senior Circuit. ; ' '. ' NEW YORK,' June 24.-. (TJP)- Tlierc's going to be some fun In the National 1/eague yet— that was the VjCrdlcl today as those folk.s who were' predicting that the Cincinnati Reds would run away with the race- .started looking for- inan- holes and dark corners. True 1,3 National League pattern the pemiajil race Is beginning to tighten up ns the revived Giants and the Cubs press forward to get at the Reds' throats. No longer can the Giants be Ignored. The job Hill Terry Is' doing -with his misfit. gang Is little short of miraculous. The Glanls have wen six oub.df eight in the West and taken 12 out of their last 15. • , ' : The Cubs have won six in a row The Olnnt.5 cut the rieds'.lead to /our and a linlf games over' the Idle Cardinals yesterday hy wallop- Ing the league-leaders, 7-0. It wa: a tougli setback inasmuch as Paul Derringer was belted out of the box for the third straight time Big Paul hasn't won a game In two weeks and his loss of form has put a crimp In the Reds' pltcliint plans. The Olanis reduced the gap to nBHlr m«eddo • s s n the Reds with two hits— singles by '. ' X1 '- Anie rica out with Cincinnati in 193G, but, drafted from Newark, Hcrshbergcr and Myers. The Giants j tlle Virginian hit .324 for the St. Louis Browns last season and now slugged cut 1C hits ivith Zcke Bo- nma. leading the attack with four singles. Mel Oit hit homer No. 11. Bill Lcc beat Max Butcher to give Uie Cubs a 4-3 win over, the Phillies. The Cubs. scored the 'winning tally in the ninth when Stan Hack scored from second nfter-Em- riicll Mueller booted Angle Galan's rcllcr. Pittsburgh won its third game in 11 starts when Riiss Bauers, laid up most of the season with a lame arm, staged a brilliant comeuack, holding the Brooklyn Dodgers to seven lilts. The Pirates won, 2-1. Paul Waller's single drove in the deciding tally. Bob Feller hung up victory No, 11 us Cleveland trimmed the Athletics, 12-5. The 1 Indians got 17 hits, mid scored seven runs iu the seventh, In which Bruce Campbell hit two doubles. Feller allowed (en hits, walked five, and fanned six. Washington continued to play clownish hall as Dclrcil cnine from behind to bent the Senators," 7-4, The Tigers put on a five run rally In the seventh, knocking Einll Leonard out of the box. Gehringer and Iliggins lopped the Tiger 12-hit attack with three blows each. ••••' Yesterday's here—Bill Lchrmtm, Giants' youngster knocked out. of the box In his last start, \vho came back to hold the Reds to two hits as New Ycrk scored a 7-0 slintoii f Today's Games , Northeast Arkansas League Open date. V ITJ Southern League Memphis at Nashville. New Orleans at Atlanta. Birmingham at Chattanooga. Little R:ck at Knoxville. Nttlional League Boston at St. Louis. Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. New York at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Chicago. leads the American League with .359. There never was anything wrong with his' first basing. BASEBALL STANDINGS • Northeast Arkansas League , W. L. Pet. Cnruthersville 31 14 .689 Newport .. ..,. 27 22 .551 Pnragould .. 2028 .417 Jonesto'o 18 31 .360 Memphis xChattanooga Southern League ' W. L. Pet. . 30 25 .581 3fi 27 Knoxville 33 28 xBlrnilnghnm 30 29 Atlanta 32 31 New Orleans , 29 35 Nashville .. 20 32 Little Rock 24 38 .571 .541 .508 .508 .453 .448 .387 National League ' . . W. L. Pet. Cincinnati 37 20 .043 St. Louis 31 23 .574 New York Chicago 31 28 Brooklyn 27 28 Pittsburgh 2G 29 Boston 22 33 Philadelphia 18 35 .310 Former Big League Pitchers Score Shutouts .In Southern. Promoters HaVd Put To Salvage Part of Expected Gate. 'NEW YORK, Juno 24. (UP)— The Joe Louis-Tony Galento heavyweight title fight that started out to be. a $1,000,000 attraction when the papers- were signed in Miami last February, has faded to a $350,I COO show today, but the lallei figure Ij altmst double what some | of the box omce sleuths «ere predicting a week ago. If the fight had been held p month after Promoter Mike Jacobs got (lie signatures on the dotted line,. It might have gone a million but'Galento and his manager Joe Jacobs were out to pick up a few quick bucks, and made a fatal cross-country tour. Oalento took his own sparring partners along for the exhibitions, but he looked so bad lliere was a transcontinental titter. A bad press in several of the larger cities was almost a lethal dose at Uie ticket wickets. Tiro weeks ago there was some discussion In the cauliflower patch as to whether the Henry Armstrong- Lou Ambers lightweight title fight in August might outdraw Louis- Galento. The picture has changed, however, in the last week — since Galento moved his training', camp from Asbury Park to Summit, M. J., Tony has looked 100 per cent better in training. He has received a good' press. Jaesbs hit the headlines from Times'Square''to Nob Hill with tha "gimmick"' charges about Louis, .which he quickly withdrew. Then the sagacious little manager let It be known Galento would ask for Artie Donovan to referee the fight, because Donovan wouldn't interfere with Tony's tactics. It began to look like a good o!d Pier Six brawl when the Louis camp replied that Joe was prepared to "flght fire ivlth fire" and that he would be just, a little bit rougher and tougher than Tony. Then the New York commission got its oar in by warning both men that no foul tactics would he By United Press It's a big year for rookies in the Southern Assentation, but last night, n ccuple of old heads stepped in to steal the show. Henry Johnson and Gabbo Gabler, who have made many stops, Including the major leagues, in their extended tour, of the baseball world, pitched shutout v Came Close By the span of a hand Harry Gonder, 25-year-old professional, missed his objective during his hole-in-6rte Michigan City, .marathon at . . Ind. Gonder wagered $25 ho could do it on the Beverly Shores Country Club 136-yard tenth hole, whacked about three shots a minute for 1C hours and finally quit, convinced it was a matter of luck, not skill. On shot above the ball went m, but popped out again, inches away, Forest Blazes Sweep Across Smaller WASHINGTON (UP)—TJic Forest Service reports that 13,404 fires last year burned, 219,178 acres of timber in the 158 national forests. Although an - increase ot 2,000 fires over 1937, only about !i9 pel- cent as many acres were burned over, the service said. Only 77 "of tolerated. Still, in all his sparring' thc nres burned more than 300 exhibitions, Tony appeared to be a past master of the billygoat butt, the elbow excavator, and the backhand bop. The Hght, writers believe Louis will become acquainted with all three blows—If the fight lasts a Mund or two. ; It's even, money right now that American League W. L. Pel. Nesv York 'Hit .800 Boston .... 31 22 .585 Cleveland 31 26 Detroit 31 28 . Chicago 28 28 Philadelphia 22 34 Washington 2337 St. Louis 10 40 3127 .534 the'Birmingham Barons and the - "" .525-Atlanta Crackers.. ' . . ' .4911 Johnson stood the seccnd-pliice .473 \ Chattanooga Lookonls on their ears .400 with only three hits while his mates put together 12 blows for a 3 to 0 win in Chattanooga. Ameri- ms Ifilli, kfigiie-leadjng liurlep, pitched good enough to win had not Johnscn been throwing mist in the Lookouts' eyes. Pclli suffered his second defeat of the year, as against eight -triumphs. In Atlanta, Gabler limited the he baseball Louis will knock Tony out- in three ictories for j rounds. It's 10 to l.on limis to jyin. .544 .525 .393 .383 .U8B Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League Ncwpcrt -1-8, Joncsboro 3-1. t'nragould I, Caruthcrsville 0. Yesterday's Results National League Chicago •!, Philadelphia 3. New York 7, Cincinnati 0. Pittsburgh 2, Brooklyn I. Only games scheduled. American League Detroit 7, Washington i Cleveland 12, Philadelphia 5. Chicago at Btslon, postponed rain. St. Wills at New York, positioned rain. American League Chicago nt Boston. Si, Louis at New York. Detroit at Washington. Cleveland at Philadelphia. Southern League Knoxville 7, Little Rock B. Night games: I Nashville 7, Memphis 5 (first game). Allanta 1, New Orleans D. Birmingham at Chatt<ino2gn. x—Night game. Read Courier News want ads. Englishmen Loses Race 2-l:that he wins inside five,rounds, 3-1 -Tony ivill not conic up for the llth, and 4-1 against his finishing the 15 rounds. If-you like Galento to stop Louis, you should get 15 or 18 to 1. , New Orleans Pelicans to five hits cla | ms (o te the Sportsman, 97, Eager To Open Fishing Season GANANDAIGUA, N. Y. (UP)— George Gregg, 07, of Canandaigua, and was masterful with men on hnse as the Crackers won, 1 to 0. resident of New Ycrk State ID hold a 1939 hunting and fishing license. The only run of the ball game | In flne hca | t!l despite a , rack came in the third inning when inj i, ry whicl> confi ,i cct him to his Riicker dcubled. went to third on homc for several weeks Greg is a sacrifice and scored on Burge's Texas leaguer. The Pels had a chance to score when they put men on scc;nd and third with one out in the fifth, bvit the next two batters failed before Gabler's assortment of stuff. The Memphis Chicks came back lo take the second game of a double-header from the Nashville Vols, 8 {,3 3, after losing the opener, 7 to 5. The league lending Clucks thus gained half a game on the ri|nner-up Lcokouts and stretched their margin to a game and n half. Nashville out-Tallied the Chicks to take the opening game in Vol Town. Memphis scored three .runs in the top of the seventh to lake a 5 to 4 lead, but the Vcls came right back with three tallies in their half to inflict defeat on Ed Heiisser, who had relieved Herman Bcssc, the Chicks' ace.-Carl Doyle coasted to victory In the nightcap behind n seven-rim lead his mates linnded him in the first two innings. Tile dangerous Knoxville Smokies made It tsvo straight over the Little Rock Travelers, winning 7 to 6, in a game that had the Smokie fans squirming in their scats toward the finish. Knoxville was off to an early five-run lead but the Travelers gtt next lo Pep Rjimbert in the fifth and he had to be jerked in favor of LInville Watkins, who finished the game. • The (cams are coupled the same way today. eagerly looking forward to another season cf fishing—the only sport lelt to him in a lifetime of great activity as a farmer, hunter am) fisherman. Always nn inveterate hunter, Gregg had shot and killed 243 foxes in Ontario county before lie p was forced to abandon heavy gun-toting and long hikes over hill nnd dale in favor of the rod and reel. "But there is plenty of. good fishing I n Canandaigun Lake where the trout arc bigger and belter than ever, they tell me," he ccusoled himself ns he recently observed his 97tli birthday In quiet fashion nt his home. Despite his advanced age, Gregg has keen eyesight and shuns glasses. With Ihe field Jammed up like u,| s O n the heels of Sydney Wooderson, British track ace, it eventually cost him his chance for victory after he had led from the slnrt In the climatic mile race nt the annual Princeton track meet, nialne Rldeoul (second from left above), of North Texas Stale, accidentally ihumpcd Wooderson in an cflorl to pass him, with the result that th'c Englishman finished last. Chuck Fcnr.ke (running second, above) wffii, Glenn Cunningham (third above) took second place, Archie Han HttnanI (fifth above) was third, IUdcout:cante fourth LONDON (UP)—Britain's famous Mick the Miller, "Ihe dog that put greyhound racing on the map." is dead. Mick wculd have been 13 years old next nrnth, cquivs- j lent to 91 in a human being. OBTAIN RELIEF FROM CYSTITIS (Inflamed, Bladder) A 30-day icst of (Ms N. A T U R A L MINERAL WATER will cost you very little . . . Make this lest yourself and note the improvement. Distributed by Crosstown Whiskey Shop IMEO'RTED & DOMESTIC WINES, LIQUORS, ALKS 109 S. Division St. Most of the increase last year was in man-caused fires, of which Lhere were 5,218. Nearly all of the increase was in the.Central Mississippi Valley and in the Southern states. Fifty-seven per-cent of the fires were man-caused, an increase of C per cent over i,937/but, a (decrease of 2 per cent from live nnmial'fivc- year average of 1933-37. .. The fires burned less trmn>l per :cnl of. the. acreage -protected by forest rangers, the amcunt burned over being 1.057J acres per million '.t acres protected,' the se'r.vlcV re-'.lP' ported. . The army-flies abont 40 per cent of the total United States mileage while air transport companies fly only about 30 per cent. The transport companies are using those figures to prove that they shouldn't pay for airports. EACH WEEK BUYS NEEDED CA;R REQUIREMENTS Tires, bauecics, radios, heaters and oiher products for your car can be bought on the Firesione Kudget Flan for surprisingly Kulc cash outlay and terms so small you'll hardly notice (hem. WRESTLING MIKE NAZERIAN vs. LES JENSEN RED ROBERTS vs. LONG BILL HALL SPECIAL! WOMAN REFEREE! Mrs. D. L. Huckleby of Caruihersville will officiate AMERICAN LEGION,ARENA,; MONDAY 8 P.M. Limit la III Vaict at firtmr.t. MottJj, <x«ffigi tttrNiliniu-fifi N. B. C. KtJXituJ^ Tone in ttit Firesione Voice of ih« Firm R.u.o Ptosnm nice «ch week dariog noon hour PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th & Walnut 810

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