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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 3, 1942
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PACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE • (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1942 Fishing Lack Minor Factor In Big Catch MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 3. (UP)—."Fisherman's luck," according to Samuel Eddy, professor of zoology at the University of Minnesota", is a negligible factor in fishing as compared with knowledge of fish feeding habits, methods of food detection, and seasonal changes. Writing in a recent .issue of the Minnesota department of conservation's official bulletin?, Eddy explained that fish such as bass, sunfish, crappies and bullheads eat about one-tenth their body weight per day during the summer, and that when this capacity has been reached, a fish'will take little to no food the next 24 hours. Walleye pike, ne said, feed more after .sunset and northern pike often stop feeding at sunset. "Fish usually fed because they are hungry, although some strike because they are pugnacious," Eddy said. "For example, a male bass strikes at any moving object near its nest althouh it does not eat anything at this time." All fish, he said, consume more food in summer than in winter, and in almost all fish growth is slower in winter than in summer. Water temperature is the' chief factor in determining amount of food taken and growth, Eddy explained. "The question whether fishes detect their food by sight, taste or smell is controversial," he said. "Bass, walleyes and dogfish spot their prey turn and eye it momentarily and seize it. pickerel and muskellunge will poise, aimed at a minnow. As long as the minnow is stationary they do not strike but when the minnow moves, they strike it almost faster than the eye can follow." Eddy said the propensity of many game fishes to strike moving objects enables the fisherman to fool them with artificial minnows, plugs and spinners. "A little inducement through the sense of taste or smell may aid, and an angleworm or a minnow on- the hook of the spinner will usually give just enough inducement to cause a fish to strike \vhere otherwise he minght not." Fish flavor, he continued, is partly influenced by the food fish eat, although most varieties of fish have some individual flavor. "The general fishy taste is not an exclusive property but is a property of aquatic life in general," Eddy said. "It is well to remember that, from such a pi-eat variety of food ranging from decayed vegeta- "tion to fishes themselves, the flesh of all fish is formed." Gone Are the Days Herbert Hoover, seemingly as far from the cares of a war-razed world as,was his administration, fishes in the Berkshire hills. Speaking Of Sports BY CONNIE. O'DEA United Press Radio Spurts Write? Lanky Ted .Williams of the Boston Red Sox jouifid the ranks of the greatest hitlers of all time- last season when he united an nma/.inj? <iC3-—the first American, leaguer to reach the 400 circle since 'Harry Heihnann turned the trick in 1923. So far, this season, fireman Ted is far off his usual hitting pace. But he's he's coming However, coming. fast. the most brother— -anil spectacular THE WHISKEY WITHOUT REGRETS \- -..?:-- thing about Ted's hitting this year, is not his battintj average but his ability to drive in runs. With the season slightly more than one quarter over, Williams is approaching a total of GO runs batted in. That's an average of one-point- thrce tallies per contest. And you can take our word for it that this pace is more than slightly terrific. If Ted can keep up this average he will wind up with a total of more than 200 runs batted in for the 1942 season. And no one in Major league history ever has knocked in that many markers. The veteran Hack Wilson drove in 190 tallies in 1930 when he was playing with the Chicago Cubs — and that's tops for the Majors. The American league record is 184 runs in a single season. It was manufactured by the late Lou Gehrig when he was cavorting around the initial, hassock with the New York Yankees in 1931. When Wilson compiled his Major league record — he simultaneously clouted a total of 5G home runs for a national league mark that still stands. Those four-baggers were an important factor in Helping Hack set his all-time runs-battecl- in mark. And homer? also arc proving valuable to Ian fey Ted Williams. The When they nip off those trouscr cuffs, and*—. zip off those zippers, too; have no regrets. Remember— athletes usually drop everything lo watch. There are very few players in major league history who ever were accorded this tribute by their fellow workers. Babe Ruth was one. Ty Cobb used to attract the eye and so did the late "Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig. So it appears that Williams i'i something special. This will be his season in a major league uniform for the duration. He has enlisted in the Naval Air Corps and' expects to be called in a couple of months. Meanwhile he is going all-out ,o make this his best baseball And dont bo loo surprised if he cracks that runs-batted-in record and collects himself a flock of home-runs in the process! .The Baseball Standings By HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor NEW YORK.—Ralph Guklahl is like the heavyweight fighter who suddenly realizes that nothing happens when he hits the other bloke. Or the professional- football back who gets up to the line to find the hole dosed. Guldahl is remindful of the defense man In hockey who discovers he no longer is rocking ribs in body checking, or the pitcher whose swift one disappears over night. He is the miler who, for no reason he can explain, gets precisely nowhere in a jiffy when he tries desperately to turn it en in the last lap. The kick is gone. And what is worse, Guldahl reminds you of the jockey who sees a hole and Ls afraid to hit for it. For Ralph Guldahl has lost the magic touch that made him one of the great masters of golf. Lost in the gallery, trip big Norwegian was a pathetic figure during the P.G.A. at Seaview, Abse- son, N. J., hard on Atlantic City. He failed to qualify with a 77, which he calls absurd, and a 72 for a 150, which won't get you to first base among the high-rolling playing urofessionlas of today. No one paid the slightest attention to Guldahl—in the clubhouse or as he trailed along with the mob following the Sneads, Corp. Jim Turnesas, ^Nelsons and Demarets. UPSET BULLA FASTENS SLOW TAG ON GULDAHL They even make fun of Guldahl now. "Here comes that poky Guldahl," you hear. GuIdarTl hears it, too, and he traces it to Johnny Bulla's crack following the latter's picking up Pathetic Figure • » • • * * , Looking For Missing Link SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Memphis 33 Atlanta 31 Little Rock 29 New Orleans 2G xBirmingham 25 xNashville 24 Chattanooga 20 Knoxville 19 x—Night games. 19 24 24 23 26 26 31 34 Ashevillc last year. Bulla said he couldn't play with Guldahl, indicating that the famous champion's deliberateness upset him. "As a matter of fact," explains Guldahl, "I had caught and passed Bulla in the Milwaukee Open and had just repeated the performance at Asheville. He was just mad at himself, blew up and went berserk, took 42 going out." While Guldahl always conceri- J trated slowly, never before was he known as a slow player outside of p ct ; on and around the greens. He tells you the Bulla incident and the wide publicity it was given had a tremendous effect on him mentally and on his game falling Open in '37 and '38. He established ** the record over difficult Oakland Hills in '37—281. Everybody believed 290 would win it. Guldahl was the scoring champion of 1936. He finished a stroke behind Byron Nelson in the Aug- NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. .G35 .564 .547 .531 .490 .480 .392 .358 Pet. Brooklyn 33 13 .717 :>:St. Louis 25 18 518 Boston outfielder leads both leagues so far with a total of 15 circuit j xBoston 25 clouts. I New York 24 And those four-baggers have ac- i Cinclnnutl counted for 29 Of the runs Williams has batted in or about half his total. If he can keep up that pace, Ted will wind up with 53 homers for the year in addition to more than 200 runs driven across the plate. Of course all this speculation is just a play on figures. But it pays Chicago 21 Pittsburgh 19 Philadelphia 15 x—Niglit game. 22 23 23 25 28 32 .532 .511 .489 .457 .404 .319 apart. What happened to Guldahl? Some experts contend a >pad swing finally caught up with him, but the mechanics of Guldahl's game must have been perfectly okeh Otherwise he could not have got where he did. .This is'the second time-that-the 33-jear-old Guldahl has hit the skids, although he contends he had not yet scaled the heights when AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. New York 31 Cleveland 25 Green River is finer than ever— "The Whiskey without Regrets" finest Green River ever bottled! BUY A BOTTLE TODAY to play the percentages where Williams is concerned. • Remember last season when Ted came up to the game with a .399 average and that coveted .400 mark hovering in the balance? Well, ball-plavoivs still talk about what fireman Ted did on that final day of the season. He w?nt to bat eight times in a doubleheader and collected six hits to finish up the year in a blaze of : glory—the first .400 major league hitter in more than a decade. You never can tell what a guy like that will do to the record book. A lot of people are taking the success of Williams as something to be expected. But it's amasring to i consider what a hold the 23-year old youngster already has taken on the public imagination after such-a brief stretch in th limelight. It's hard to realize that Williams I is playing onlv his fourth season ; in professional ball and already Is | being classed with .such gnat hit- iters as Ty Cobb—Babe Ruth—and other immortals of the game. But Ted was a star from the very first. He belted .327 in 1939—his first year up with the Red Sox. Then he walloped .344 in 1940. And last season he hit the jackpot. He did all right in the R-B-I column too. That first year up Lanky Tod drove in 145 runs to walk off with the rum-baitecl-in title—an almost unprecedented achievement for a freshman. j In 1940 he knocked in 113 tallies ;and last year his total was 120. jit may be significant that Ted .compiled his lowest battin? average —.327 in 1939—when he ~ drove In his greatest total of runs. ; Ted is hitthv: around that mark *t ^resent and his R-B-I total is i higher than it ever was before at j this time of the season. It's hard • ; to tell what significance lies be- ! hind this fact. Perhaps it doesn't ! mean anything. And then a^ain— bit Detroit 27 Boston 23 St. Louis 23 Chicago 18 Washington 18 Philadelphia 19 11 21 22 21 25 26 27 .738 .543 551 .523 .479 .400 .400 .180 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE New Orleans :ii Knoxville, postponed. Night games: Memphis 4. Atlanta 3. Little Rock 3, Chattanooga 0. Birmingham at Nashville. trying- to see Sam Snead LANE SCOTT'S Aaron "Jackis" Byrd. Blytheville's They do say that Tarzan Blackard one man blitzkrieg, will fight an is needling his boys in no uncertain un-named opponent in Hot Springs terms, trying to get them in the the 15th arid then will journey to proper frame of mind for those New Orleans, thu land of the good- a date with Harry Welterweight Deering and Hic-kmon games, "sems the boys showed a woeful need for lots 01 practise in the Manila set-to last week. Marshall is peppering 'em with insults, hop- looking gals and the hard-boihd fighters, for Weekly, Southern Champion, June 22. Byrd, who has been resting from in » they'll get sore enough to his IG-round decision over Lew bear down - All of which, isn't a Jenkins at Hot Springs recently' baci . idea - It>s time the team by fighting ham and eggers at the j reauzed that they're capable of rate of a couple a week, will be P uttin & in a real bid for the State taking his second shot at a name Championship if they'll get down fighter. Also, he'll be putting just [ to bu5iness about everything he's won for himself thus far on the line. If Jackie- licks Weekly decisively, all doubt as to -the Blytheville mitster's readiness for exclusive big-time fighting will have been dispelled. Although he is not listed in the big ten of the welterweight division, Weekly is knocking at the door and is a'whale of a fighter. Recognize the big: fellow up on his toes One of the best wrestling matches. of many months will 'headline Monday's card at the Legion Arena as Roy Welch and Gust Johnston tangle with' Pete Sherman and Prince Omar, in a team match. Team wrestling,' for the benefit of the uninitiated, is a bout in which four wrestlers participate at the same time. Two of the grapplers pair off against the other two. If one member of a team is defeated, the remaining member has to face the opposing pair unaided. Quite a contrast will be seen in this match. In the Welch-John- Historic Homes Border New England Garden SALEM. Mass. (UP)—Clustered around a garden in this ancient North Short' city are three dwellings whose ages total 821 years. They are: The House of Seven Gables built in 1GG8. ". The Hathaway House, built 1682. The Retire Becket • House, in 1G55. in in the Land of the Sky Open at 1 putt in P G A final? IIe>s Ral l» h Guldahl. Three short years a^o ston co ™ er . will be two men who Old TooLs in War Production WARE/Mass. (UP)—A 100-year- old planing machine and a 75-year-old turret lathe are turning out steel locking corners for army pontoon bridges on a war production line here. Don't let your battery run clown; A well-charged battery means easier starting and less chokin» the tall Norwegian beat Snead and all the other stars every before breakfast. Out of the groove, he failed to qualify f or the P. G. A. Strange Bird Puzzles Frisco Truck Driver SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. (UP) — specialize in the scientific end of the game. Johnston reputedly knows and uses around 'a 1000, holds. Welch, a veteran of the gentle art j of grunt-and-groan, probably knows ! about as many as does the Swede, i Omar and Sherman, on the other i hand, are specialists in demonstra- j ting the most modern and improved' methods of ''Losing Friends and Alienating People." Their popularity with usta Masters' of '37. He bagged Oscar Del Sarto, truckman, has a :he Masters' in '39 and beat Denny 'mystery bird that he would'be glad Shute and Gene Sarazen in a play- \ -o have some one take off his ' off for the $10,000 Dapper Dan in hands. The bird lit on his truck and average fan is almost Rental Property Why worry collecting rents! paying taxes and looking after repairs when you can get rental experts to take care of it for you. We will save you all the worry and get more net rental out of the property than you do. We can write you insurance, also. See us for service. THOMAS LAND CO. 25 Years Experience Pittsburgh. Money poured in, with his winnings matched by sporting goods manufacturers. Guldahl's mechanics must have been all right, but he had to do a lot of unorthodox things to corn- rode home with him. No ornithologist in the city has able to identify it. in the meantime he has named it "P-38" because it takes off like an army plane—a short run, then a lift into the air. But it always comes back dark corner. pensate for others. He charges to him. Furthermore, it looks sad, : this to his height—6 2\±, adds that ea ^s little, and likes to sit he never professed to be a stylist like Nelson, Sam. Snead or Ben Hogan. He never was much for deuces and 3s, like those brilliant iron' players, but he was consistent, never far off. Now, he can't do anything right. He is not in the groove. He con- Radio will be operator: Irjr the Navy trained at Northwestern he missed a four-foot putt to tie fesses that he isn't thinking any Johnny Goodman for the National | more. He's experimenting too much. Open Championship a t North Guldahl explains that there is a, tendency among golfers to exag- • gerate their problems. Everybody hopes that is true in the tall Texan's case, for— They'd like to see a player who was so outstanding get back on the right track. University. First group of 250 men will be graduated in October after a four months' course, more will graduate each month. Shore in 1933. GULDAHL'S MECHANICS MUST HAVE BEEN OKEII From '36 through '39, Guldahl was practically invincible. In that time, he established a record by winning three successive Western Opens, starting at Davenport, la., with 274, one of the lowest scores ever recorded. Guldahl captured the National The €53 gallons of each year by the average TJ. S. motorist would take a light army tank 653 miles towarcP the enemy. Twenty-four autos contain enough steel and rubber for one 27-ton U. S. Army tank. FOR SALE Komo Hotel doing; a good business. Will sell chean. America's Largest Airline Relies NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 5. Chicago 1. Brooklyn 17, Pittsburgh 2. Philadelphia 1. Cincinnati 10 innings. Boston at St. Louis, night game. 0, AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 7. Boston 2. Chicago at Now York, postponed. Detroit 3. Philadelphia 0. Washington 4. St. Louis, 1. On Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil Exclusively Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Atlanta. Little Rock at Chattanooga. New Orleans at Knoxville. Birmingham at Nashville. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. Philadelphia at Cincinnati. Boston at, St. Louis. New York at Chicago. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at New York. Cleveland at Boston. Detroit at Philadelphia. °i. Louis at Washington. Jt means a lot. At any rate. Williams is a marvel. And Start Six-Arro Town Forest READFIELD. AV. (UP) — In a movo to br.nutifv their village, townsfolk and .school children ro- GREEN RIVER KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY, 86 WOOF. 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