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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 22, 1938
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PAGE SIX SWTOPULL McKechnie Hopes To (Vacate Cellar"; Likes Rookie Backstop By HAIUIY GRAYSON Sports Milor, NBA Service TAMPA, Plu.-The Cincinnati Reds are rimnln 1 , which wouldn't be so unusual If not for the fncl Dial they're managed by the tiltra- - conservative Kill McKechnie ' Wilkfnsbiirg 'Will' likes to play Van 'close to Hit vest, 'but says lhat.llieyc are too many AA players on the Rhineland roster 'to play major league baseball as it should be plnyed. "This outfit has to run to get anywhere," smiles Mi-Keclinie, pointing out that it finishr-d n smacking lasl^-40 games behind the New York Giants—In 103". McKechnie was credited with having * performed something in the nature of a miracle in guiding the stinglCM Boston ISoes lo fifth place last season—onlv one game behind Ihe fourlh-nlacc St. Louis Cardinals. The 30-year-old right-handers, Jim Turner and Lou Felle. cMab- Hslfed a major league precedent to enable Wilkinsburg Will to do this Never before in all the history ol the big leagues bud tiro first-year men each accounted for ?o games. And It Is H-itli superlative pltch- 'iug that McKechnie this trip hopes (o hoist the Reds from the dark and damp confines of the cellar. Baseball clubs seldom have Mich r pitching nucleus and as many fine mound prospects as the Jlcrts, and MeKcchnle hopes la do something with the assemblage. Along this line, he considers Wll- lard McKee Hershberger Hie most Jinportant Individual on Ills pay- 1011. Wijl'lhonght enough of Wiltard to pay Ihe New York Yankee organization $25,000 for his contract, and to give Us Newark farm First Baseman Les Scarsella for the forthcoming campaign. Has Wlnl It Takes Schnozzlc Lombardi Is a splendid hitter -and thrower, but a catcher has to be able to do something besides hit and throw to satisfy McKechnie. who emphatically rioes not like Ixnnlur- di's handling of pitchers. lie uoiild like to make n deal for the large Lombard!.. The., llery llcrshbciger was the mainstay of the Newark Wears, who .bagged Ihe International rag by., 251* games, and comes lo Ihe Reds with a background of eight jcars of. minor league stardom, ire was rated • the slickest backstop in the minors. ! McKcchnle also has put the veteran Virgil Davis to work on his young pitchers. The versatile Dee Moore, with, Syracuse last term, is 1 another catcher. •McKechnie has an established pitching luminary In Paul Dcr- ilngcr. Long Lefty Lee Orissom should be the Wntional league's new strikeout iking. Gene Scholl had an earned run average of 2.88. Peaches Davis' sinker kee;). 1 : Ihe ball on the ground. Al Hollingsworth has exceptionally Hue control for a left-hunder. Whitcy frfoorc. back from Syrn ciisc,^ has everything a young . light-bander needs, and like Johnny Vander Meer, n icft-hnixle recalled from the saine ciub"has " ith tl>0 Kr(ls - . n ' l " llllL ' wound up been a strikeout specialist iii |l;c v i' 111 ' " WesU ' m League mark of minors. •**"• Dutch, a bis lumber- llalul - v ( " " avc Avnmitl man from Oregon, was "voted the top right-hander in the piedmont League last year, his first in Die professional same. Joe Vitelli bagged 17 games for Albany. Ted Kleinhans. the Icft-handcil workhorse, !s up again—this time froi.. „ Kansas Citv. and Joe rasrarclla „ . , complete.': the present staff. National IHcCorniick Should Ho Frank McCormick, Alex Knni- pouriv Billy Myers, tind Lew •Rises , fonn the Red infield Reds' Rookie Sensation Manager Kill McKcclmic, rlulit. 'consults with Coach ll:i'nk ciwdy.'" |f BLYTHEVILLP (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS 10 JOT BIG arm. , , Craft nnd Gamble exchanged jobs last June, Craft ROim; from Waterloo to Syracuse. Craft hit, "' .3OT for Waterloo, nnd wasn't .'.•lowed 'clown to any noliccahle extent with the Chiefs or later McKechnie 1ms George (Kiddo) Cnvis. Ihe former Giant who still is n corking defensive initlirldcr. VitrHl " s " aifl ' t - v valv(> - Tllil clllil iKH-sn'l ,. -r-,,.1 w «nl Chick Unify. Anthony Bonglovanni. up from the Portland Coaslcrs, has ;i loiu; way to yo. Tluii's :\ break for League linotype Nazcrian Winner Over Lopez Monday Night "Had Mike" Nnznrmn lurned back the threnls of Haul Lope^, heavyweight Mexicali grapijler. in DIP main event mi the American 7<><>ion's <vcekly wivstlhii. cnrrt heiv last night, winning the second and third falls in succession to take Ihe measure of Ihe boy from below the I!io Grande. Lopez looked good in spite of his loss. He won the in nine minutes using the Japanese leg lock. Ka/criiin trarcd both falls with the back breaking crab hold, mniivin Probes Iiilo Cardinal Chain To Prevent Threat Of "Trusts" UV UAIIKY CillAYSON S'noils Killlor, N'UA Service TiKI.I.ISAIK, Flu., Mar. 21.—Ju<li;c Kcncsuw M. Landls cither iind lo ilo .something drastic following his seeping Investigation of the i-l- H'od double-barreled farm sy.stdit of the St. Louis Cardinals nnd ihe C'ednr Kaplds club of the Western League, or frankly ndmlt that baseball now Is — find henceforth would he—controlled by 15-sepiii 1 - tilc major league trusts. The Philadelphia- Phillies in present arc tin! only l>Ig icatjue flub which • Is .Hot lying up ovi'ry promising yinmi! player that It cun get its hiinds on. Tills is only because the Phillies are so poor that (hey can't even hang onto their old slurs, lei alone Ilnancc new ours. Their .selling Uolph Camilll to llie Brooklyn Dodgers was the latest example of the Phillies' plight. Liimlis hn.s- taken firm stands against chain store baseball he- fore, but the commissioner's exposure of tlic undisclosed cqnnec- tion between Hie St. Louis Cardinals nnd Cedar Rapids strings provided him with new (iinnuinltion In his. war on wlml he contends liorders on syndicate baseball. As the result of the Landls decision In the Cardinal-Cedar Kap- Icfs case, chain .store operators in the future 'no doubt will be direful ib stick [o written agreements and sec- Unit player contracts nre recorded and promulgated accord- Ing to tlic rules, but with 14'other major league out n Is breaking their uceks to out-farm Branch Rickey ami the Red Birds, It Is difficult to see how baseball's greatest probe will do the little fellow much good. Offhand, most anybody would say that (ho Carriinnls would have been content with such a Iliieup. but Landls' sleuthing made It quite clear that Director nickey was not. Simply Took Overflow A gentleman's agreement between itlckcy nnd Harry s. Johnson, the attorney who owns the Cedar "Sap- Ids club, apparently made it'possi- ble for the Red Birds nlso to traffic players employed In a chain operated by Cedar Rapids. Clubs with which Ceclnr Rapids worked included Crockslon, Minn., of Ihe Northern League; Mitchell, S. D. of the Nebraska State; FayeUevllle of the Arkansas-Missouri, nnd Newport of the Northeast Arkansas. Rickey explains Hint Cedar Uap- I Ids and Us subsidiaries simply took the' overflow trom Cardinal camps, and proteased lo sec no wrong In the iied Birds being given first choice of players worthy enough to be brought hack. Landis' contention was tliat tills wns direct, operation upon an indirect basis of .syndicated hiisebnll upon Mie part of the Cardinal or- giinlv.allon, it being able to have n working agreement with cue club In n • Icngiic nnd through Cedar Rapids still another. And all players Lniutls threatened to declare free agents as a result of his investigation were not D. players. Among the brighter major league prospects among them were; Pitchers I'otter and Vim Fleet, who starred for Ccdiir Rapids last term to such an extent that they mow tin; on Ihe Caixlinals* Sacramento Scotch professional United n trail of pars find birdies down the dim- cult, wind-swept fairways of old Bl. Andrews to equal the course record of the most famous golfing lay-out In the world. He was Lew lirown, who today Is ranked as one of the leading golf instructors in,. Arkansas nnd who has moved here to accept Die ixMillon of professional at the IBIythevillc conn- fry club. ni-own, now a veteran at the business of tencliln;; them to shoot straight, has had nn Interesting life-time career in . the ancient Scottish .s|x>rt, but few of his experiences equal that of becoming one of the small group of men to ever shoot n score as low ns 08 at St. Andrews. Brown recalls that Hobby Jones was one of those who ilso tied the long standing record. The new Blytheviile pro lias not ,ost the delightful "burr" in his voice or the traditional Scotch quality of thrift that Is reflected in his reluctance to use any unnecessary strokes when playing his favorite game. Today lie can step out on a course and give the top- nolchers a good game, although ho Is more Interested In the business of instructing than he is In competitive golf. A native of St. Andrews, Scotland, where the game is said to „ I'nnni could swat the ngainsl the boards. ball at the outset, McCormick, n flossy- fieldinj, right-hand throwing and Jiilting first baseman, packs power, loves lo nlay. rind hit .322 for Syracuse. Buck Jordan is here I to back him UD, and Linus Prey Is the extra intielder. | Ival Goodman, right now on the sidelines with nn abscessed tooth,] •and'Dusty Cooke. back from Mill-) neapolis. where lie hit .345. will 1 plav nlciitv of nutffold, but Mc- Krchnio mav start with Harry Craft in center and Lee Gamble in left. Gamble and Craft, Mississippi Slate football captain of 1034» nre as fast a pair of nycbascrs as you will' care to see. Gamble made iline hits in 13 swines 'hat were good for 15 bases in his first three spring games.' He looks like a sweet spring hitter, and McKechnie proijoses to, let him net 'em while the gettm's ^ood. ills onlv handicap appears lo be a weak As things arc. Wilkinsburg Will is trying lo figure out how some of bis .. first base. for the next. the first and third falls to defeat t'DWtitftc Joe" Uillman. Welch pinned Dillman in 12 minutes the first time with „., ,„ „.,,, , , , " l "" u " ll " noble athletes can steal j. body pn. Dillmnn and Ihe merry- go-round and body pin lo take the second'in live minutes and Welch annexed Ihe third in seven minutes after Dillman threw him with a merry-go-round and missed his mark -when he attempted to pin Welch's shoulders".'The Canadian slipped from Dillman's grasp and reversed the situation, having Dillman on the canvas quickly ami decisively in spite of the fact that he was groggy and almost out on his (ciH, ft has ben cesttntalcd tint there arc 7.000,000 bicycle ridors in Great livllain. Scottish Golf Pro Here Shares Old St. Andrews Course Record TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1938..; Sonic years a wiry young farm, and Pitcher Taylor, who served Cedar Rapids so well that he was promoted to the Red Birds' Rochester branch. An organization cannot miss coining up with some stars when it lias the pick of so many players. The Cards apparently had first cnll on nearly 5M, And If you think that the combing of this country by major league scouts lasn't made It a. problem for even the more affluent locally and privately owned AA clubs to complete tlieir rosters, you should drop In on Steve O'Neill, who Is trying to assemble a respectable squad or Buffalo Bisons at nearby Plant City. Cards Control 30 Clubs O'Neill would like to have this i)layer or that, but If the noble ath- ete is not the property of the Cardinals, he belongs to the New York Yankees, tlic Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, and so on down the line, and each of these major league octopuses lins its own minor league clubs to supply. They even want their young players schooled In their own way, by their own farm directors, and to suit tlicir own purposes.' To give you a- rough Idea, the Cardinals own or control •" something like 30 minor league clubs. In the AA's, the Sam Broaclon- Rickcy organization owns the Rochester, Columbus, nnd Sacra- nicnlo clubs. It has n league franchise In Houston of the Texns League, which nlone has 75 players in its training camp this spring. In B -circuits, the Cardinals own Ashevlllc of the Piedmont, Columbus, Ga., of the South Atlantic, and'Decatur of the. Three Eye. In C loops, they own Portsmouth, O., of the Mid-Atlantic and Springfield, Mo,, of the Western Association. Their D league properties arc Albuquerque, N. M., of the Ari- xoim-Tcxas; Cambridge, Mel., of the Eastern Shore; New Iberia;, La., of the Evangellne; Albany, Da., of the Georgia-Florida; Shelby, N. C., of the Nortli Carolina State; Mon- Imve originated, lirown literally cut Ids teeth on n mashlc. When a *mnll boy lie find his companions cuddled on the historic fairways where royally mingled with the gelling great. When he reached manhood he lind attained .such proficiency nt the sport tliat he became a professional. For a while he worked under the [amont old St. essen pi>mi<i »ji pro, Tom Morris. Today, one of the most prized possessions of Brown is a gold stick pin presented (o him by one of the prominent men who .frequented St. Andrews, Lord liyne. heroic British commander at Vimy Ridge during the World War and one time head of Scotland Yard. Lord Hync's gift to Brown bears a gold emblem of the British crown aljovc the'nobleman's initials. , Fourteen years ago the pro left Scotland and accepted a position ns assistant at the Beacon's Field Country Club In Montreal. Some time later he came lo Arkansas lo serve as Instructor at the Echo Valley Country Club In Little Reck where he succeeded In breaking the course record the first lime he played there, pnr nt Echo Valley Is 30, mil Brown .shuttered all records by coming in with (i nine-hole score of 28. Although! he never saw a sand green until lie came to the United States, Mr. Brown has become accustomed to them nnd In many instances finds them superior to certain typos of grass greens. Unless they lire in good condition, however, they bother his approach shots and this Is the best phase of Ills game. He has won' many a match by hj s unerring ability to lay an approacli shot up to the pin. One interesting fact about his jame ts that he never practices, although he prescribes practice for those who take lessons from him. "Many professionals practice cv- ;ry 'day, but I have never practiced in my life; I Just go out and play a round when I feel like it," he said. , t It Is a far cry to the thlslled highlands of his native country, but Mr. Brown and his family believe , living in Blytlievillc will he pleasant. His wife and two daughters moved here with him. To prove that her father is Just as • proficient at teaching as lie Is at playing. Miss Jessie Brown, mie of his daughters, won the woman's state driving championship at Willow Beach in Little Rock several years ago at the age of 13. Of course she Is one of her father's favorite pupils. She has not played much golf recently, but she nnd her.younger sister plan to play a lot tliis summer. > !er for the property owners in the district to pay the refunding bonds Aw n longer ;>erloil of years; mid, WHEREAS, the statute fiuilior- «<l»B refunding bonds permits the charge and collection of interest on the assessed benefits at not to [exceed six per centum (0%) per annum from the date of the refunding Iwnds; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT OR- DAINE'n BY the City Council of the Oily of Blytheville, Arkansas- Section 1. That the said several lots, blocks, parcels of lands and milroad tracks uiuW right-of-way;! in £filil Paving District »o. 2 of the City of Ulyllievlllc, Arkansas, lifl and the same ;irc hereby assessed according to the xs.sessmeiu list for said district us (he same now remains in the office of the City Clerk of ilje city of Blylhc- vllle, Arkansas, mid as it may hereafter train time (o time lie revised or readjusted; find llial Six uciceiituin «i%i of said ns- .'•t'ssinont of Iho value of Hie hpne- nts on ciich of said lols, blocks, parcels of lands and railroad (racks and right-of-ways In tho aid -district shall |, c paid an- mnily Iwtwcon the first (lay or October and the 3QU, day o( November of cnch year, licuinnlng vilh the year 19.18, nnlll the whole if said assessments luwo been puid. Section 2. The respective as- ;essments against each of said lots blocks, parcels of lands and railroad tracks ami right-of-ways In Ihu said district shall bcm- interest from the 1st day of October IM'I. until paid, at the rate of four per centum (•(%) |, Pr , m . JUim, but interest shall be collected upon each annual Installment separately and shall not he collected until the Board of Commissioners of said district direct interest lo bo levied -and collected in order to prevent a default in payment, of or interest of its refunding bonds. Section 3. That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and tliis ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. Passed March 21, 1935 Approved: W. M. WILLIAMS, Mayor, Attest: Ruth Blythc, City Clerk (Seal. 3,22 ORDINANCE NO. 410 AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE ANNUAL RATE AND DATE OP COLLECTION Of THE ASSESSMENT OP BENEFITS IN PAVING DISTRICT NO. 2 OF THE CITY OP BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, AND PROVIDING FOR INTEREST ON 3«U ANNUAL INSTALLMENT Of BENEFITS. WHEREAS. Paving District No. 2 of the City of Blytheville, Ar- knmas, has entered into nn agreement with the holders of its outstanding bonds whereby It will Issue refunding bonds to be exchanged for the present outstanding bonds of snld district, snid rc- nmding bonds to bear n loiver rate of interest and lo provide for more time in which to pay the district's outstanding bonded indebtedness, thus decreasing Ihe nt of mone - <' — •!•„,,, ,,< i , I . Cll y- 1 Properly owners in the district; Icmi., and clubs in the Florida 'and Slate and Kitty leagues. ' WHEREAS, it will be much eas- OTrvtuvMn^ ufmrts rwrvir wwfc says Jimmy Bateman, praising this fast-rolling, mellow "makin's" tobacco .... ~~~ 70 fine roll-your- own cignrctlel in every 2-oz. tin of Prince Albe 2.) HOUR FRIG I DAI RE' SERVICE Only Authorized Service In MissUslpirt County Commercial or Residence Jobs . Phone 67 E, 6. Gee Sales Co. E. B. Gtt, Ms'r. 109 S. Second St. NOTICE TO BREEDERS! We have for -service at our plantation two miles iiorlhwesl of ! Yarbvo, one line registered Per- cheron Stallion, one extra good registered black mammoth Jack, with white points. Excellent breeder anil sure foal getter. Sen or call me before you breed your mares. E. S. BOLLARD Farm I'honc 7-F-3 Re.s. Phone 731 Special Introductory Offer To Acquaint You With Our New Polly Gas 74 Octane With the purchase of 7 or more gallons of this new Gasoline A 2 Gallon Can of Hi-Grade Motor Oil For (A p a id) XC8 SAVEON GAS CO. ORDINANCK \O. .120 AN ORDINANCE FtXINU THE ANNUAL RATE AND DATE OP COLLECTION OF THP ASSESSMENT OP BENEFITS IN I'AVING DISTRICT NO 3 OP THE-CITY OP BLYTHEVILLE ARKANSAS. AND PROVIDING FOR INTEREST ON SAID ANNUAL INSTALLMENT OP BENEFITS. WHEREAS. Paving District No 3 of the City of Blytheville. tr- kansns. hns entered into cm agreement with the holders of its out- slniKllne bonds whereby it will issue refunding bond's/to be exchanged for the present outstanding bonds of said district, said refunding bonds to bear a lower rate of interest and to provide for more time in which to pay the District's outstanding bonded indebtedness thus decreasing the total amount' of money required to be collected annually from the property own . ers in the district; and WHEREAS, it will he inuch easier for the property owners in 'the district to pay the refunding bonds over a longer peiiod of years; and, WHEREAS, the statute authorizing refunding bonds permits the charee and collection of interest. GLENCOE BARBER SHOP Earl E. Parker, Prop. Glencoe Holei BIdg. llanj or Electric Manicuring on the assessed benefits at "«£ exceed six per centum (6S; ix annum from the date of the rel funding bonds: ] NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT OR! UA1NED by the City Council ol the City of Blytheville, Arkansas'] Section i. 'mat the said several lols, blocks, parcels of lands ami railroad tracks and right-of-way] In said Paving District No. 3 ol the City of fjlythevllle, Arkansas] be and the same are hereby as-i scssed according to the assessmenJ list for said district as the samJ now remains In the ofllce of thd City clerk of the City of Blythc ville, Arkansas, and ns it m&s hereafter from time to time be revised or readjusted; and that SlJ per centum 1C':!,) of said assess] "lent of the value of thy benefitJ «.n each of said lots, blocks mr- eels of lands and railroad tr, and right-of-ways In the 'aij tild shall be paid annualll twccii 1 the fii'st day of oroci, ami the 30th day of November ni utch year, be E iimlne with the yeai 19.W. until the whole of said as- essmeiiL's have. been paid. | Section 2. The respective assess- "ic-nts a B ainst each of said lotsl blocks, parcels of land and rail- J-oad tracks and right-of-ways m the said disliid shall tear lnter-1 01 ",,!'"-' lsL (iay of Ocioberl , until imld, .at the rate ol four per centum 14%) per aiinumj but Interest shall be collected np-1 on each annum installment sena-l rately nnd shnll not be collected! until the Board of Commission-! «"'••» of said district direct interest to be levied and collected in or- <ler lo prevent H default In pay-l nienl of principal or interest oil its i-efimding bonds. Section 3. Tliat all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict! herewith are hereby repealed, and! this ordinance shall be .In full! force and effect from and after! Us passage. Passed: March 21, iS3fl Approved: W. M. WILLIAMS, A GOOD PLACE TO GET YOUR Gas and Oi! And have Your Car Tested Free For BRAjKES LIGHTS BATTERY ~ \frHEEL ALIGNMENT GENUINE Ford Parts PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th & Walnut phone 810 "UNHEARD OF PRICES ... 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