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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLR, (ARK*.)' COURIER NEWS Carry Dodgers' Hopes MacPiiaiTs Co-opera (ion Gives Grimes New Spirit at Training Camp I!Y HAIfltY OKAYSON Kjiorts Kditor, NKA Service CLEARWATBR, Fla.. March 21, —The most important, adclilioji lo the Brooklyn boys this spring? | Dolpl: Caniffli? | Leo Duroclier? i "No, slr-ee," says Burlcigh Grimes. 'The biggest improvcineiu In the lirooklyn club this trip Is Larry MacPhail." Now, Larry MacPhail can't hit, rim, or throw strikes from center Held, nor is Burlcigh Grimes simply flattering his new general manager. Boiling Holly is fully us tactful as Dizzy Dean. Old Wire Whiskers always has said exacl'y what he meant, no matter liow painful. "MacPhnil gives n guy something to work witli," asserts Grimes. 1 The Dodger director refers lo MacPhail's so quickly satisfying the great right-hander. Van I,ln- gle Mungo, and obtaining Camilll from the Phillies. • The sum paid the Philadelphia outfit for the first baseman "Is variously estimated, $20,000 being the lowest figure and $75.000 llic highest. The Brooklyn club Is .so. hard pressed financially, that 11 Is, .suspected that it shortly will bi> sold. I asked Grimes where Mac- Pliail got' the money. "He's a Houdinl," replied Boil- Ing Boily, Counts on Duroolicr Brooklyn finished slxlh last term with the poorest kind of a defense. A bad arm rendered Mungo useless after July. Buddy Hassett. Cookie Lavagetto, Al Butcher, and Joe Stripp were out for protruded per- j lods. Grimes gave the St. Louis Cardinals four athletes who weren't doing him any good—Stripp, John- Jiy Cooney, Jimmy Biicher, and Roy Henshaw—for one he believes will make his infield—Duroclier. Leo Duroclier sllll is the finest fielding shortstop in Ihe business, despite a miserable year at bat in 1937. Durocher Tilt .286 in 193U. nnd his having another such year easily might take the Dodgers a long, long way. His success with the veteran Heinie Manush in 1937 prompted Grimes to sign another oldtlmcr, Kiki Cnyler, who is to start in cenler field. As lie schooled Angle Galan- in Chicago, Cnyler now is intruding- Hassett in leffflelrtlng, to which the agile first baseman of the Bronx has ben fbreced by Ihe acquisition of Camilli. Lavagetto found himself at third base at the fag end of last season, and with young Pete Coscarart, a Hossy fielder from the Portland Coasters, at second, Grimes sees his defense increasing the efficiency of his pitchers to a considerable degree. Poiedel Yooks Promising With the soreness out of his arm, Mungo is the perfect bellwether. Luke Hamlln. Max Butcher, and George JefTcoat round out (he Big Four at the moment, with wise oW heads, Waite Hoyl, Freddie Fitz- slmmons and Fred Frankhouse ready to step in. Others on Uie siail are Bill Josedel, Forrest Pressnell, Walt Signer. Charley Marrow, Jack Kimball, and Alia Cohen, the only left-hander. ' Posedel bagged 45 games for the Portland Coasters In two campaigns. Pressnell, Signer, Marrow, who stands six feet four, and Cohen are out of the American Association. Signer, hurt in 1937 led the New York-Pennsylvania League in effectiveness in 1930. Kimball had a good year with Elmira. Tlie giant Babe Phelps' hitting would cover a multitude of sins behind the bat, but the truth is that the mighty Marylander is 'a fair sort of backstop. Roy Spencer K an excellent handler of pitch ers, and there are worse catcher than Paul Chervlnko. the formt Illinois footballer. Camilll was Uie slickest fielding first baseman in , the Natlona League last season, and 11 or his 27 home runs were swatted away from the handy right field wall of Baker Bowl. Because he is Uie only extra base, Woody English Is assured the Infield utility role. Red Brown and Johnny Hudson, who hit 292 for Louisville, will fight it out for the other extra Infield position. George Pallon, up from Elmira, and Berthold Haas, brought In from Clinton, require further seasoning Holds Hopes for Winsell Grimes hopes to have six fellows Jilttlng- 300 or more in his batting order at all times, and intends to switch his outfielders to meet the opposition's pitching. He has the left-hand, hitters, Manvtsh, Hassett Jack WInsett, and Goodwin Rosen who hit .312 for Louisville, and the right-hand batters. Cuyler and .Gil Brack. George Cisar, up from Clinton, and Art Parks, In from Elmira have yet to establish themselves .as major league hitters. So has'.WInsett, the $40,000 bust . of 1937, but Grimes hasn't given up the big Tennessean who man- Wfadur'td 50 home runs for Co- Imnbus lit 3936. - "Wlnsetl could bat us into Uie <flrtt diTition," remarked .Old \Vlre Jack Wlnselt The Dope Bucket J. V. Friend JJill Posedel Grand Circuit meeting July 27- Aiig. li. The Championship stallion nml Matron slakes liuvc. yet to be awarded to tracks. Horsemen characterize Ihe new slakes as the most far-reaching forward step taken by tlie sport In fnvor of it.s aged horses In 25 years. CLEVELAND (UP) — Distillery representatives met at a hotel here lo hold a birthday party for n bottle of whiskey. Guest of honor was a brand of bourbon placed on the market two years ago. , SWUNG PRACTICE-NOW Uiat spring 1'oulbnll drills for the ijly- llievllle chicks are over, I managed lo get Head Coach J«e Mldy cuniDrctl long cnouiili to gel his ic ultons to Die Iwo weeks work. Q Well, Coach, now that spring drills are out of the way aic you pleased with the results? A. As as whole Ihe work was sat- Isl'uclory, but Dim- v/i;re some rtls- up»alnllnu feiitiires. Q. Wlmt WHS Hie general (iiirpose ol spring practice? A. You knew we tost, II players— elglit at them regulars—from the undefeated 1937 squad and they tnusl lie replaced. Till:; spring work Is di!.»Hit:il lo famlllai'lze the boys will] the play.s, Improve them on fundamentals, and give some cx- IMTiciicc through scrimmage. Q. Wasn't there some mlsiuider- slnndlng about Ihe time element in spring practices this year? A. Yes. At the beginning we were of the Impression that there was no time limit, and had planned to lake approximately six weeks. Our schedule had been made to lhat end. Q. Did that have any definite taring on tlic nmaiiiil of work dene? A. Yes. It cut everything short, and really disrupted the whole program. As a result we did not get In tin- iimoiiiu of work I liad hoped lo do. Q. Getting down to the team Itself how are the prospect. 1 ; for this fall? A. We are sorely l» need of experienced ' boys in every position. At fullback we were counting on Carl Hughes but due to tin" old Injury he was unable to take any purl In spring practice. But the way Willis Pord has come through was quite pleasing, confidentially, at the rate Ford was going Hughes will have a hard lime puttin^ him on the bench this fall. Q. How about ihls boy. George I'ruitt? He looked pretty good lost year despite' the fact lh|U Ire couldn't play. A. George has come around nicely and every indication points to him pluying a lot this year. Q. What nboul the rest of the backs? A. Captain Russell Mosley. Norman "Monk" Mosley and "Dub" Cannailay arc the left halfbacks, Murray Thompson, Hugh jiurherl and .Sonny Lloyd win |, e ihe rlaht halfbacks. Eiiji'iie Hood and John 1'anlk have a fight for the blocking b;<ck. Paulk showed possibilities but needs a lot ol Improvement. q. Is your line pretty v/ell set? A. Yes and no. Uaseil on experience, weight, etc., Dun Warrlnotoii and .Starling yoinijj. eirls; Joe linrlholomuw and Alvin JnsLlce tackles; Kverelt Craig an<> Garland Moody, guards, and mil Godwin, center, appear 10 have the [ Inside track for first call. But sonic youngsters, Mich as Uon muir»rd, Buddy Hunter and Johnson Ulavk- wll. ends; Hal Alley and lid Cop- pi'dgr, tackles; Raymond JJIclci'r- stiitl. Pat Chilinon, James Cobb, James Dunn HIM) j. \y_ McNeil "iii.rds; ami p. T. llaney. Jimmy Mur;;»n, ami Johnny Young, centers, will be give;: every opportunity to (.-(line through, u is strlclly on Ihi- merit basis. There MI: no fa- voiiiev All have an equal chance mil the buys wlio show Die bi'sl on ihe lie!<| will get Ihe places. <.). .Summing It «|J up, coach, how do you think the ia:iH learn .'.111 (omjjiire with Uie io:n eleven? A. Replacing eight .seasoned veterans from limited material isn't Suing to be an easy task. We have plcniy of work lo do and there must be much development, "Bab" Roberts, Lelioy Brown ami the rest of the past stars didn't develop overnight, and we can't ex- j.'ccl too mucli. With Ihe schedule we have we'll need all the help we can get mot excluding the affectionate glances of ua°mc Fortunet to continue in our winning streak. Q. Speaking of the scnedule, did you get the big home game you hoped for to nil the November 18th open date? A. No, we didn't. After contacting many teams in Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi without success, we went through with the original booking with Wnliuil IZMge. lint the game will be played here instead of there. Q. How many home games cities that give you? A. six for Haley Field, with five away on foreign soil. Has Hands Full Tonight MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1038 Haul Lopez, Mexican wrestler, return? liorp tojiU'lu after an extended ubstnce to meet lough Mike Naw'rlan. the , n ig!Uy Armenioi. oi> the Legion v.resilin" card. fllant Mud Sliark Landed VANCOUVER, B. C. (UP) — A Blunt mud shark — weighing n|i- praxlmntely 1.000 pounds — ivns caught b}' two fishermen near Howe ' Sound, about, two mill'; nnrtli O f Horseshoe Bay. The nicr were "dog-fishing" for cod with c sub-line In tlieir 32-foot boat whei they hooked the 11-foot fish Van Mungo Kiki Cuj-lcr Whiskers, ns Long jack smacked the sphere 500 feet over the center field wall at Brooklyn Park here. Winsctl look too many good pitches last .season, and mny yet. live up lo his AA reputation H Grimes can convince him thnt a ball player can't get n lilt \vilh his bat on liis shoulder. Grand Circuit To Offer Five All-Age Races GOSHEN, N. Y. (UP)—Five new events (or all-age trotlcrs. with former winners of Hie Ilmnblc- tonlBii und rurmcrs-up m a candidates for honors, as well ;.s other good performers, liavo been named in stakes to be inaugurated 0:1 the 1S38 Grand Circuit for $3.000 cadi. Greyhound, victor at Ooslien In 1935; Rosalind, Himibletonlan winner, 1936; Farr. second lust. year, and Hollyrood Audrey fourth In 1937, are some ol the entries (hat (he five aged trots have drawn. Pour horses with marks of 2 minutes or neiter arc eligible lo each stake, wilh 12 horses In four of the events and n in Ihe fifth. The new all-age trotting stakes are the Trotting Derby, the Championship Stallion stake, the Matron Stake, the American, and National slakes. The Trolling Derby will bo raced al Good Time Park, Goshen, N. Y., Aug. 8-13. Tile American and National all-aged trols will be run at the Agawam, Mass., This pi an may solve ANNUAL PREMIUM for »5,OOO Age. 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ITiis plan ivitt help you to start right now Consult agent, phone local office or write to the Company <\ II. Wilson, Special Agent, Ordinary nrparlmrnl, Bl.vthfvllli- A>k % JttHtmUtr? roifettial fltampmj nf Atnrrira EDWARD D. DUFFIEID, Prttidenl Homa Office, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY Blyllicvillo Ami Osoeola Capture N«;gro 'A' Titles Blythevllle boys and Osceola Jrls won the A division titles and Promised Land hoys and Carson Birls Ihe n division lilies in the Ihird annual Mississippi comity ne- sro school basketball tournament staged at the armory here Friday. Over 1,200 persons attendee) the tournament, whfch was declared the best in the history of the sponsor organization, the Mississippi County Negro Teachers' association. Blythevllle boys defeated Grideri 1C to 13, in an overtime struggle lo win their title. The Promised Land boys easily trimmed Carson, 20 to 7. to annex their championship. The Osceola girls eked but a 10-15 win over Blythevllle and the Carson girls also won a one-poim Heavier Lope/ Returns Toniglu To Moot Tougliic Tonight's appearance of Raul Lopez, the Mexican wrestler, will be his first In the local arena since he started performing In the heavyweight class. He will meet "Bad Mike" Nazcri.in, the big Armenian, in the curlahi raiser of the American Legion's weekly wrestling show beginning at 8 o'clock. Lopez has wrestled here on many occasions in Ihe pasl, but since showing here some months ago has jalned considerable weight and ex- oerience and now claims lo be the equal of any heavyweight on tl circuit. He formerly performed i the middle and light heavyweight classes. The feature bout will be between Roy Welch, the old Canadian Wildcat, and "Dynamite Joe" Dillman, veteran Greek grlpstnlth. Welch and Dillman will wrestle for the best two out of three falls, wilh the 90 minute time limit In effect. ie .ey -j A) victory over Armorel, »-s i n the Whales have been known to .,,,.. , break their jaws on the ocean Ijot- girls fi division filial. torn, after a mile-deep dive WRESTLING MONDAY NIGHT. 8 O'CLOCK MIKE NAZERIAN vs. RAUL LOPEZ JOE DILLMAN vs. ROY WELCH ( American Legion Arena, North Second St. Does money burn a hole in your pocket? "Honestly, I don't know whore the money goes. It's spent, but what I spent 'it for is more than I can say!'"' Are these your sentiments too? Take two quick hints from those who have learned to spend wisely and well: (1) Budget. (2) Read the advertisements. Keep a strict, accurate account of every dollar. You spend so much for food, for rent, for clothes, for amusement. Write down. And stick to the budget! The second idea is a favorite plan of thrifty buyers. Each day, go over all the advertisements in this newspaper carefully. 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