The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1930 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 8, 1930
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"AGE six; Night Ball Draws Big Crowds Class AA Leagues D.eclarf It Booms Attendance; Owners Like It BY WII.UAM liKAl!Clli:i{ NEA Service Sports Kditor CLEVELAND. Ohio.—A sweeping "eform has been enacled in more han 40 elites, large end .small, hroughout the country. In lh?s? nore than 40 cities (hs bruta pring and summer pastime ol Lrylng grandmothers, u hobby of - fllce boys, has ceased. The reason !i night baseball. Prom California all the way IIT i } Connecticut, cities arc graduall.i ' .irnlng to the idea of giving their | 1'ternoons lo business or golf urn! ] .ielr evenings to baseball. The Pa- > . jfic Cuxst league has gone In lo; '. .. In a big'way, the plan being lo ive all ihe parks lighted by nexi •a.son. Houston, Texas.-lighted up ic oilier night und drew more fans ..inn for any day game previously .. Jayed. Tn ,the Majors The idea is slowly catching on ilh the big league magnates, who i.ave been watching with a fascl- . jted eye the Increases shown in minors where night baseball •-3S been successful. No less astute . baseball man than John McGrau , giving it a trial in on exhibition .ana ai the I'olo Grounds. Sidney Well, the progressive res- .enl oi the Cincinnati Reds, has ?en eager to give It a trial for sev- •al months. It is a coincidence thai Jlndnnall was one of the pioneers i night, baseball several years ago: . Jghtlng facilities, however, have .nprovcd vastly since the Ciucin- ati experiment, and lhc lights are .nucli better now than when Hie 'ederal league tried. the nlghl .ame some years ago. [Brines Out the Customers At Sacramcnlo in • ihe Coast 'eague, (52,000 fans attended two light series between Sacrament 3 jnd Oakland, and the Oakland .nanageuient at once went shop- ling for bulbs. Wrlgley Field at Los ingeles recenlly been lighted and 3an Francisco, Portland nnd Seat• tie are said to have let contracts .or' lighting equipment. The game Is not greatly differen!. under the floodlights, according to keveral baseball writers who no longer than three months ago op' posed the night, game vigorously. Spectacular fieldlne plays nve Just as possible by artificial light as under the sun's rays, the recent innovation of the nlghl gnme at Jer- tey City indicated. At Jersey City in the firsi to*, games at niglit, the iullelders and outfielders made several miscue., but improved as they began lo «rov: accustomed to the lights. Fred Walker, New Jersey center fielder made • deyeral spectacular catches. There were a couple of double plays that . would amaze you. John McGraw, who suffered the scheduling of. night contests at Ihe Polo Grounds early in August, sllM •withholds his opinion on the night gaine as far as the major league- are concerned, though he admits it has proved a savior to several minor league clubs. • .Owners and Players Club owners In the.cities wherc the night game has been adopted arc almost unanimous in declaring that the quality of the game has not deteriorated, while the attendance has sharply increased. They point out thut many people attend night games who cannot get "away from their occupations In the daytime, and that it is more comforo- rib'.e in the cool of the evening llian during the* heat of the day. • For a time many of lhc players themselves probably will be oppas- to il, es|iecially the old timers, but as Mel Ott of Ihe Giants cxpresser. it. "If the crowds justify it, we might as well get used to it." Bill Terry says: "It's nice an-' cool at night and the boys won't sweat so much." Which is something, anyway. 'MOBILE UPSETS FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, ISlM Whotl phillli "g Aliove. Is ,u view of Wriglcy l-'irlil was |ilayril al night brfnre niinv 11 a Anerirs ball game. More ill i n the field as light a;; duy. :il; '! r >,(JUU 4II,IIIK).I1M '(M'Huliii.s, .s:iiil lo he i.luillrjinAU'i 1 Mlj>|',lird 1'iiclllr (,'nasl I.rujuc fnn : hrgrsl utlrndaurr. llgurc I-U |!D\iirfiil llnfHllijihls m for 1)11) VOII KNOW Til AT— I);ibe Herman -scored the run the oilier day tluit beat the CH- ants and thru hurried awuy to see Habe Herman 111, wlm hud jii'.l rome into the world. . . '. he Is Habe's second son . . . Strange (o say. there? were no rumors of the Kid Chocolntc- Kid Rerg nghl being "In the t-as-" ... In a quaint little cemetery at Hamburg plna.'. nuu Ihc track at' Saratoga Springs, New York, lie the bones of famous thoroughbreds, such iw Nancy Hanks, Osojii and Hnmuurc . . . Lately Sir Martin, s'rc of Spinach and ctiicr j!co:l horses, was burled there . . . The French say that Rene I.aCoste will he back on the courts next year . . . which won't do America a bil of good. . . . Rube Mnrquard. 41, manager of the Jacksonville team of the Soiuhcnstcni League, occasionally pitches a pretty good ball game for himself. . . Del Pratt is playing manage 1 for Waco. In Ihe Texas League. This Boy lid|><;<l Ural Dud Cason ivtih. HUE DennyShute for douht yoi: have thrilled at' approximately 200 yards he p!av= the way a star golfer bangs mi iron ' lhc toil] a litlle more off ih" ri'h" shot 200 yards on a bullel-courss '. foot. A fault common to the pnorrr player is that he stands loo far from the ball, which throws Ui2 weight far forward and deprives balance. The result is a Robins Got Good Slarl on Road Trip; Foxx PnlsA's Across, Cubs Win. •!] i Lowly Rears Take Soiillioi n Leaders in Two; l.udolpli in Form. j ATLANTA, Ga.—Tilt lowly ov- < Iihiii Hears of Mobile upxci the dlg- ; nlfind Memphis Chicks, who are • ijallnplng- far ahead of lhc South- li'rn league pack with an 8 to 4 dr- i real nt Memphis Thursday, i Hiadlcy held thn Chicks t-j eight i I hil:i while the Hear:, suddcnlv found i Ihe hurling of Memphis pitchers lo j Ihoii liking. May and Kelley wr-re j till hard by the Jiears. : I.udolph Uanked ilic Lookouts j lulling lliem down will) five hits, . and Die Barons look the final of ! the .serin, 2 to 0, Cm-ley Ogden , (tii'iiPd in a good performance for I ihe Lookouts, uivina iht; Harons hut | jMvrn blows. HlrinlnRhuin tcok four i 1 1' Ihe live D ,nnic series. ' I MOSCOW. (UPl-Tlie Savin jiro. !i;iain of Mivlng has .spread to day- j light. us all clocks in the Soviet, ! Union have been | >'our tinder the Milan. advanced one daylight saving y. This elirnlnale.s Lvev-swln-j- a fault thai ruins iron pluv ens aaiu;:;'n. one :jf i \K going's iron players, stands squarely his Iron slioLs. For n shot of a bullel-courss 10 the green where Ihe hall slops a few feet fr;un ihe flag. Possibly you've thrilled al your own nlinL doing thai same Ihing, only to realize, and wllh sorrow, that you don't remember how you dlit it. A duffer, 'by close observation, will note lhat an expert player hits u long iron shot wllh firmness and control. The secret of it all is compactness, which means that his This is how Pli.illing Phil Scott fell down in the second round of Ills horn wilii W. L. iY;ung) Stribling, of Macon. Ga., at Wimbledon NKW YORK.—The Drcoklyn nnh- * made it (wo straight over lho llrooklj'ii Do:igers Thursday in mil: 0 an iinnriwivc starl on llicli- trip. A rousing ailnck in ihr: nliuli lhat netted U\o runs pusher! i he Rcblns home sufp ufier Dar.- i.y Vr.nre had relieved Jumbo Et- lica in ihn second and kept iln- under control. Frederick's tr-iple u.irt Gilbert's triple and Gil- lirrl's ;:ini!le did the dirty work fi:,- Hie Ifrbins. The .score, C to ^. 'liir Chicago Cub. ktjil s'.f.p v:iili UIL- nc.igers b.v downing iht Si. Louis Cardinals, G lo 5. ChleR balled in all five of ihe Red Birds j-utis but j'r-ll i-hon of vie] Inry. Osbnrn war, ihe winiiiii" / ] "illclie.- ami Jjlm.'.on Ihe laser. ( ' Jim 1'oxx cloulcd his fifiih homi-i • i:f ihe se.^.>.0]i wiih two men en base a:ul ihe Mackinen defeated 111? ' Washington Senators 4 lo 1 ai j rhiladelphia. Walbere v/nr. ihj I '.'.'inning and Crowdrr the losin;; , hurler. The - l .(-ore was 4 10 1. j The New York Yankees col right j i;i;aiii yesterday at the txpeiiKe nl the Boston Red Sox and chalked I ii]i a 5 lo 1 triumph. Wells won his i truth game of the season in 12 starts and allowed the Sox only nine .scattered hits. An error by Ear! Ctombs, who dropped llevinr;';. lallv Boston's one run. Stadium, London. Stribling knocked Scoll down five limes and the last; world as an ugly surrender lo Hi' him of lurch at the ball. Any allempt to emphasize wrisL action In an iron shot is apt in hasten the punch by the right hand, which should be kept subdued as long ns passible. And no riuht 3,, !BW wil, remain in dose to j '^^ ^^T " '° "= Uie side wllh lhc hands close lo Ihe Uiuancr swinj is necessary. time, shown above, the Britisher was counied out. tempting darkness. ihree- More lhan 500,000 hoys ihrouijli- i out ihe United Slates arc pavllcl- j patlni; in the Aniericnu Legion j Junior basebill prcgram and Wil- I aril nickey. ab-ve. cntcher for Ihe j "Doughboys" team at Litlle Hud: Is typical cf the tlircng. Dickov,' 15. Is u brother of Hill Dickey. ; Yankee catcher. The young;.icr i shared in ihc viclory of his (cam • Wednesday over the niyihevllk'. , (Ark.I juniors thai earned the Arkansas title for the "DjughbDys" and made ihpin [lavlieipnuis in the regional coMipotitlbn iciidlut; lo llu- nalionai chaniiiionshii) .series in hid saved the lives o'l iwa youths", i Memphis. .Martin? Aug. 2! And they strewed his watery grave i— , wllh a pack cf lies. His name was! Al Lassman. I Layman's last LD:uitifui sacrifice When dispatches from Harris™. | nl| R |u have been Imnded at.i lo 111? Me., lasl month told o! Lassnnn's | Gangland and the uudevw jrlri iafcing a canoe out alon° al nisht I "'"' " le '"odern larceny ol the pi-|?..i ' ' ring ofTer no parallel example oi man's inhumanity lo nun. WlVtlAM BPAUCMR The l.assman Lie He was a champion, fearless and honest. They knocked bis ivlts askew in n game of football. !I? ioueht back me besl he knjw. A year ago he Mvam out to save a Mrl's life nt Miami Beach. H2 was drowned In Long Lake. Maine, last Printer Rpal« I pvinfftnn ; three game Mries. 17 to B. Rcmain- v^oorer oeais L,cxingion ^ ing games of tl]e seliei wju be in First Ggme of Series | P'aycd today and Saturday. I III the a Hi Inning of yesterday's COOTER, M.J. —Cooler baseball ^ Same Ralph Hushing. Cootei shor;- team defealcd Le.xinglon. Tenn.., slop, hi; a home run will] the has- litrc Thursday in the first of a cs full. Fashion's regard for reptile .skins is enabling India and Brazil to export 439,200 and 168,100 |X)imd-, u skins respectively lo America. Asher and liarger were balte.'ifs Toi Cootei- and Ferguson and lii.i- son lor Loxinglon. ,' i . . month, his'slrengih spent after li ue against the camp's rules, and 3 f Ihc canoe being found overturned. it was lefl to the imagination thai Al had taken the cadet I v.ay out. In Ihe last game of the football This little slory yen want lo turn lio;d:lcr . . reason in 1928. you rem;:u!;or. Loit- i ccr:n :- thi'i.' SDIIII- ' Memphis . ............ 15 Birmingham ......... 65 xNev Orleans ........ 62 Atlanta .............. 62 xLittle Rock ........ 58 I Chattanooga ......... 52 Nashville ............ 51 Mobile . .............. 32 Pet. .670 .510 .554 .539 .500 .452 .443 .278 ing. games, yesterday's stand- American i.eainie W. Philadelphia ...:..... 73 Washinglon 61 New York 64 Cleveland 56 Detroit 54 Chicago 44 St. Louis 44 Boston 37 L. 37 43 46 53 56 63 66 72 Pet ninn was kicked into a c;:na from which he emerged r, menial and nhy- i ical cripple. New York University.! his alma mater, helped him in his i fight for recovery, and. In juslice lo the officials of the university i: might be recorded Hint their investigation of the circumstances sur- roundlnK Ills death cleared hi;, :mme of (he vile hint of suicide which the Maine camp officials suffer; ;! to flourish. II Was Hard lo Relieve The story sent out' from .Maine tolied the characler of the man it -.imed lo discredit. Lassman n:-v- cr was a nutter. After lying unconscious lor days after Ihe fiilr- lul accident at Forbes Field. LT,I.V man's first word's out of n distraught mind were: "They're 0:1 our five-yard line now. CMck iM?e- han. the Vlolel coaclu. but we'll Hop 'em Ihis lime." He under.veiu fevcrni operations afler lhat in tin r.llempt lo restore his mental an:l bodily powers. He show:d clcarlv Ine quality of courage that heroe\ I'avc. So il was hard lo believe hr had slipped away inio ihi> water ai i night, as the stories from Maine i indicated. The university, a short lime after his death, received an anonymous letter, giving a different story of the circumstances of Al's dc3t!v Al Nixon, graduate manager of ath- Ictics, pursued it. He caused Jerry Nemccek. who like Laf.«:nan was a counsellor at the camp of Im- Zarakov where Al mei his death f " 1 - vc " r nn( ''<. " '• almc 1 -! maker, i and bnk ovoi- | appi^ln-nsion ol ' wr,':rh aboul '.o !:hudderlir;. Read Courier News want acts HEDS! Blues! Tans! Greeml '^ Grays! Purples! Creams! Lavenders! Happy yellows! For furniture—floors—woodwork — Ihe good ofd motor car! Costs lilllo with 66* 1 ' 0 lraw the cam P Nemecck closely. 582 .514 .491 .411 .400 .340 sn<1 National : • ' . W. Brooklyn ...... ...... 65 Chicago .............. 61 New York ............ 5S 3t, Louis ............. 53 Pittsburgh ............ 50 Boston ............... 50 Cincinnati ........ ,.. 44 Philadelphia ......... 34 L. Pet 41 .613 41 Ml 46 558 51' .510 52 .490 53 .472 56 .440 69 .330 Courier tain f7*nt Ads. Nemecek finally admitted Uiat ii had been decided at a n'.rp:lns tn nialnialn silence rcgnrdinq UK facts of Lassman's death—m order that the business of the cam:) j might not be hurt by the near- ' droa-nings In which Al played th" heroic role. 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