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'EIGHT DEFINITE SIGN - Tigers Triumph As Yank ' Lose Sixth Straight; Red Sox_-Win BV GEORGE KIHKSEY Unlled Press Staff Con esponilen NEW YORK, July 11 (UP)—For the first lime since they ascender to the baseball pinnacle four yeais 8go, Uie New Yoik Yankees lodaj showed deflnlte traces of Ihe litters. "i They losl their sixth straight jes- ^terday lo the Tigers, 10-6, and th way they losl it forecast heavy going foi them They blew the ball 'game In the eighth after, having It w:n, 4-1. Tlie Tigers made nine ,runs In that frame on rue hits Six walks did irreparable damage. During the Yankee retgn of 192637-38 one notable thing about them was that they seldom, If cvei, best themselves. And on those rare oc- casicns when they did toss a. game ' auay it wasn't by wafting six men In cne Inning anci playing Sania Ciaiis to the opposition } Alley Donald, the sensational rookie who had won 10 straight, finally gol his lumps but lie was lucky enctigli not to be charged ;flth Ihe defeat. Johnny Muiphy, v,ho tried lo subdue Ihe Tigeis' eighth Inning uprising, was charted .-.wllh the defeat. Donald stalled all the trouble by loading the bases yith three walks. Will! Iwo out, .the sacks loaded and the Yanks Reading-, 4-1, Murphy look over ^inch-hitter Rtidy York slashed out, 'a single lo scoie two Pinch-hitler ,Bell singled lo drive In the tying run. Marius Russa relieved Muiphy and McCoskey singled, scaling Y'-rk Culleiiblne walked loading the bases ngaln Averlll walked, foicing In a nin' Smidra iclleved Busso, nnd Hlggins spanked him for n single, scoring another (ally, flreenberg walked, forcing In n run (and Joe McCnrlliy wns a raving mnnlac on the bench by Hits .time). Gehrlngcr singled, sending tn Iwo more. ^ The Ynnks' lead was cut to S'.!, "pines -when the B:slon Hed So\ dravf- Bob Feller from the mound surviving n mad ninth Inning ially, and went on lo the 10th lo ncse Ihe Indians G-5 before 41,210 paying fans al Cleveland last night U was Ihe Soxs' eighth stialghl .win Plnch-hlltei lou Pmney singled Manager Joe Cronin homo «llh the winning run after the Tribe had matched Boslcn's fivc-uin assault In Ihe'fouilh with an equal- ling five runs in Ihe ninth Nine pitchers saw service nnd Joe Keying, the ulnnei, pitched but one trame as did Mel Hordei, the losei. Feller slaried well, fanning five lo bring his t:lnl slnkeouls to 123 before he blew up in the fourth Leads meant nothing lu the other Uo American, League games Il'he White Eo\ harj Ihe Alhlctics down 8-0; going the fifth and losl, 12-10. Washington hud the Biowns down 3-0 nl one time and then blew : the game, 4-3. Cincinnati looked every inch n champion as Bucky Waltcis scored his 141U-triumph with a 1-0 vlctoiy ovei the Giants Tlie win lengthened the Reds' lead lo 6',i games Berger and Cralt hit homers "• The Cardinals and Bees divided a doubleheadcr, st Louis winning the opener, 6-3, and Boston taking the nightcap, 3-1 Buddy Hassett had ,a perfect dny In Ihe opener getting "5 for 5." The Chicago Cubs moved into third place when they trounced the Phillies, 7-5," In a night game before t'l.OOO fans at Philadelphia The tilt was enlivened by a Fist fight between Claude Passeau cl Uie Cubs and Hugh Mulcahy cf the Phils Both were ejecled from Ihe game. * » » Yesterday's hero. Lou Fmney, •Rliose pinch single In the lOlh drove home Uie Boston Red Sox' winning nm and cut the Yankees' American League lend to 5!i games —the least it has been since May 28. Fishing Joke Rebounds ,, With 8-Lb. Black Bass ELDORADO, III. (UP)-Mrs Al Cagle sought to have some fun , with her husband by bailing his JS* w j th th ? ta « fin of a small itsn, but the Joke was on her _,Cagle,,flshing in a large pond, ounces with the bait. BLYTHEVrLLB, '(ARK)" COURIER REW3 Joe SlioddVe Fans nI Die annual lAmcrlcari-Nnlloim) J^ngiie All-Star game in No In the photo above, Joe Gordon, Yankee, 'put on the get Uie bnll on Alky Vaughn of the Plrnles, sliding into second base Leaguers took t))L' iw York's Yankee Stadium saw plenty of fast action for their money old boarding house reach, but he couldn't stretch it far enough' to on u thlrd-innhiL' single by.smn Hock of the cubs. The American game, ;j to J. ; Today's Sporf Parade Bj Henrj McLemore NEW YORK. July 14. (UP)— Billy Conn, a fugitive from a collur ad, is the new light, heavyweight hampion of the world, having won he title last night by boating Mello Settltia In a 15-rouml bout In Madison Square Garden. Come lo think of It, "beating" Is lai'dly Ihe word is use in describ- ng what Conn did lo Beltlna. Conn iever wit! bent anyone. He Isn't hat sort of a -fighter. He is u classicist with u capilal "c", and IBS a style remindful of the ballet iisse—all grace and-rhythm and hat sort of Uilug. Ffis left hand is Conn's best veapim and It Is a thing of bciuity, not brutality. He, with the lowing smoothness of a swan bob- Mug its neck, and when it lands I Is scarcelj- damaging enough lo :ause the judges to credit him wllli muling a punch. Lovely to leak I, yes; pleasing to the coimclsseiirs 3f the manly art,, certainly; but lot of sufficient power to hurt an pp:nent.. He must - have brushed? Is left against Bettina's right cheek thousand limes hist, night, yet vhcn"the upstate Kqw-York Italian eft. the ring his face was cnly ighlly flushed, as though someone lad dmiWed him gently with rouge. Conn's foolw-:rk Is lovely, too. ie seems to float about the ring, so effortlessly' does he move forward, backward and sideways. But his' footwork never Is directed toward goltlng him set to throw a solid punch. He never seHJe.s- himself and lets fly with Ihe power llml;his'.no pounds of Irish muscle must possess. He seems content lo present a pretty picture, lo win on p:lnts, to harass and harry his foe rather than benl. him down. Which, • I suppose, is.'nil righl. Perhaps-the fight game could use nil esthete or two. But let us not be-so; brash as to couple Conn's name will) that of J-:c Louis, anil speak of a licavyweighl tllle bout between; the two us soon as Conn adds a few more pounds. Louis would ruin the Pltfsburgher. lie \vculd shuffle right on through Uial beautiful icxterlor Ihat Conn presents' and break htm In two with the first 'punch he landed. ' It wouldn't mailer what kind of a punch it' was, either. A hook to the bccly or the head, or a right to the same spots would finish Conn, and quickly. Bcttina 'had him in trouble- several times last night, and nil BetUna: has; is an nwkward stance, a big heart, and n mediocre assortment of roundhouse punches Even so, I thought he fought well enough to earn a draw, and (hat Ihe fight was much loo close lo warrant, the passing ot a tillc. He was nil over Conn like paper on n wail In the final round, and this closing aggressiveness, to me, at least, earned him the right lo an even break. He was the stronger ol the two at the finish, and I am one of those rugged Individuals who believes that the condition of the fighters at the finish Is slightly more important than n dozen or two ineffectual pops on the face. In winning the first tour rounds of Ihe fight Bettina landed more substantial punches, inflicted more damage, lhan Conn did In winning seven or so. But let's not get cxcilcd. No one ever has over Ihe light heavyweight division and It Is too late to start. Josephine's picture always was worn by Napoleon over his heart. Once, when the glass over It was broken, he paled, and cried that she either was unfaithful or ill Arc;Within Half. Game Of Hurdling Seventh Place Barons Oy.IlnKcd Press In the absence of any Immediate threat to Memphis' league lend, Southern Association attention turned today;to the other end of the standings, -where Uie fJittc Rock Travelers stood, within half a game or escaping from the cellar. The Travelers made It two In a row over the Birmingham Barons last night, nnd another victory today would glvn the Pebbles at least n temporary reprieve from tlie dunk depths they have occupied almost' from (he start of the sen- sou. The Woebegone Barons, successors-apparent lo the cellar, went down, 10 to 0, last nlghl .for 'their sixth' straight loss. The. Barons rallied for seven runs in the eighth to lake a 0-C lead but the oncoming Travelers were not to be denied and after lying the score \ylth three In the eighth, (hey won in the lOlh. Jim Bngby, lately acquired from the Boston Red Sox, was credited with Ihe victory. He hurled the last two Innings and allowed onu hit, , The Ctilckasaws of Memphis nosed out. the New Orleans Pelicans 5 to 4. with two late rallies. Carl Uoyle worked eight innings for the Chicks but was taken out in the last of the eighth for a plnch-hllter. The Chicks tied the score at 4-nll In that frame and won the gntne In ' the .ninth, with Lanky Herman Hesse being credited with the victory. Tlie Nashville Vols won the rubber game of tliclr series witli the Atlanta Crackers,' 7 to 6. The Crackers whittled down a four- run lead to tic the score In the nliilli but the Vols quickly ended the game on two lilts In their half of the Inning. Cal Chapman hit his 17lh home run for Nashville while Dugas of Ihe Vols and Peters of Atlnnta also connected for the circuit. The Chattanooga Lookouts moved Inlo' third place, swapping positions wllh Atlanta, by putting down Ihe Knoxvlljc Smokies, G to 4. Knoxvllle was off to a 4 lo 0 lead lii the third Inning but Lefty Lamanski couldn't, hold the Cliat- tanoogn batting power, paced by Hooks nnd Benjamin. Today's games are Birmingham at LI tile Rock. Knoxville at Atlan- la, New Orleans al Memphis and Chattanooga nl. Nashville. Goodyear And V-8V Triumph In Close Games Extra Innings were necessary decide both Oily Softball League™ d ' The Arkansas Missouri oralloii, 11 to 10. club defeated the Coca Cola Botllcrs 5 lo •) and Phillips Motor Company Won over ..., ... Power Cojp- Dalp'h Patlbn, Goodyear outfielder, beat out a bunt, stole second, wcnl to third on an error and scored on ir wild pitch for the winning run In the eighth Inning of the game with Ihe Bottlers.' . The second game • was nip nnd luck all the way with Ihe lend changing hands three times. Bevill ami Jarrctt collaborated to put across the winning run in the last of the eiRlith. Phillips nnd Goodyear now lead with three victories and two Oe- fcnts each. , BASEBALL STANDINGS Norlhcast Arkansas League W. I/.'Pet. Canitlicnwlllf! m 4' .714 Newport B 0 [571 Paragould .. 5 8 .385 Jonesljoro .. 4 o .308 Southern League • I W. L. Pet, Memphis .. 48 34 ,5Ki Knoxvlllc 45 ss .542 Atlanta 4s 40 .535 Challanboga 4« 39 Ml Nashville 30 '41 .488 New Orleans 40 47 ,4fio Birmingham .. .. 3(i 48 .429 Liltle Rock 34 47 .420 National League W. L. Cincinnati ........ ...45 26 New York .......... 40 3-1 St. Louis ........... .31 35 ' Today's Games Northeast Arkansas I-cague Paragould at Newport. Joncsboro nt Caruthersville. Southern League New Orleans at Memphis, night. Atlanln nt Knoxvllle. Birmingham at Little Rock. Chattanooga nt Nashville. National League St. Louis ut Boston. Pltlsburgh at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at New York. Only games scheduled. American League Philadelphia at Chicago. Washington a t St. Louis. New York at Detroit. Only games .scheduled. Chicago Brooklyn Pittsburgh' Philadelphia ' «l' 37 .-.-.'35 34 '35 34 .. 33 39 21 47 American League W. L. New York ......... .53 23 xDoslcn ............ 43 25 Chicago ............ 40 34 xCleveland .......... 40 34 Detroit ........... >.. 39 35 Washington .......... 32 47 Philadelphia ........ 29 40 St. t/ouls ............ 22 53 Pet, .(J34 .541 .514 .519 .507 .507 .458 .303 Pet, .697 ,032 .541 .541 .520 .4(15 .387 Town To Halt Tree Chaining Of Prisoners northeastern Oklahoma boom town Is gelling sissy, ft no longer chains Joll prisoners lo a tree. Built near the scene of (he C(iO,OaO Grand lilvcr dam, construction, Disney the FRIDAY, JULY 14, 193? "Lucks" Decision Over Champion Melio Bcttina At New York BV HAItrtY FERGUSON United Press Sports Editor NEW YORK, July 14 (Ul')-Suvc nnd Mother Machree's Irish tyes should lie smiling at the shamrocks where the river Shannon flows today, for one of Erin's fighting boys has lucked his way into the light, heavyweight, championship of the world. '''here's no' other word except luck for Hie victory that Irish Billy Conn won last, night in the din made by 15,000 rasping throats at Madison Square Garden. He took the decision away from Light Heavyweight Champion Mello Bet- Unu, but a couple of punches one ivny or the oilier could have turn- C .i-*!i^!I lnla dc(e at for him. Oklu, (UP)—This "The figiTC"'was~th'ar~clo5e""A'nd even though the referee and the two Judges were unanimous in giving the decision lo Conn, there 520.- were competent observers nl the now j ""aside who thought Bcttina de- be- Served the nod. The United Press in score sheet gave Conn jcven the country by a damsitc." It had n ivoiniin mayor, put on wreslling boitls In trees and was a haven of midnight "stomp dancers." The town grew so quickly'it did iiot nnd time lo build n jail. Lawbreakers were tethered to a tree li the business district, a chain and padlock binding their hands. Reports of the tree Jail reached Mrs. Mable Basset t; Oklahoma's commissioner of charities and corrections. She ordered C. D. Armstrong, 'promoter of the town, to "do something, right away "about that tree jail." Armstrong explained llmt 'the tree was not a jail In the strict seme of the word as it was used Just as a convenient "penal hitching l>osl" until 'prisoners could be tnkcn to nearby Pryor, the county ""']'• ( iwatcli Betllim< try to prove it at But now the tree will be dis-1 '0 bucks a head carded altogether. Financed by] For the first 12 minutes of the Maye.s county and Disney business men, the jail will be built soon and ivlll have four cell blocks, nn cxcr- I clso room, administrative offices' and a vault. rounds, Bettiim seven rounds and called the 10th round even Betllna forced the fighting at the start. He forced it In the last found, piling conn into the ropes and slamming away at him with both hands/ But in' between the first find the 15lh rounds Conn got the range and his picture-book left jab was In Bettina's face so much that It looked like Mello was eating n sandwich made out of fist and leather. Jimmy Grlppo, Bcttina'a manager, screamed for a return bout today. There probably will be one because the 4,000 persons who came dawn from Betina's home town In Beacon, N. Y., went back convinced that their man had Die better, of it., And all of them are willing to come "down again Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas I.rague Newport 7, Paragould 3. Caruthersville S, Jonesbaro 4. Jobs Increase For Columbia '39 Graduates NEW YOKK (UP) — Approxi- malely..55 per cent of this' 'year's graduates of Columbia University have landed jobs—an Increase of 100 per cent over last'year, according to Robert P. Moore, secretary of appointments. Moore said that although Ihe average salary being paid the graduates is the same as last year, top ranking salaries arc higher. .;'He said (he call for college graduates was constantly gvowln ."The increasing . complexity i business, governmental and Induv trial problems Is raising the demand for college graduate.-! lo what promises to be fin unprecedented height," Nfoorc said. "In | addition, lliere seems lo be a 'scarcity -of executive material wlilch, because colleges constitute the proving ground for fulure leaders has added to the demand." • Moore said tltc average salary' for. arts students wtis $100 a month and that,'engineering btu- denUs were being paid an average of S125 a month. fight they were getting ready to "gilt the bonfires on the Main street of Beacon. Deltlw was winning going awny, he wns making n monkey out of a lad who Is Die canniest boxer since Tommy Lougbran pranced nml Jnbbed, he was crowding Conn against tlie ropes and busting him on the head find body. Tills JMliim, whose manager is a hypnollst, is an odd sight In the ring, Ife boxes left handed and he comes in waddling like a crawfish with n sprained ankle. Hut he was boring In .there for the first four rounds and he won all of them as Conn, with the bewildered expression of a five-year-old trying to work a jig-saw puzzle, searched for an 'opening. In the mih Bill)' got the answer. He straightened Betflna up with a left that landed three times before Mello'could get ))ls hands up. He danced ond Jabbed and Jabbed and danced and kept feeding that left glove to' Bclllna's leeth. And Conn would have won the round had he not hit too soon coming out of a clinch. Tlie referee took the round away from him for foul- , 'ug. But tlie Pittsburgh kid had the range now and in the next four rounds he gave as great an exhl-: billon of boxing as anyone would want lo see. The gooj people of Deacon who wen- in tlie Garden turned their heads nway as Conn speared their idol, crossed with aright now and then and danced out of harm's way. There wasn't much steam in conn's punches, but in the seventh round that, Irish left jab landed seven limes on Bettina's nose before -the Beacon boy could gel liis gloves up, It wasn't until-the Ulh round that BelUna gol back Into the flghl when they made a 1 slugging niftlch out of it. In the 13lh Bel- tlim opened a cut around Conn's lelt eye, but Billy came back at him with that stabbing lell and took the round. And In the next Wert Optometrist "JIB MAKES 'EM SEE" Over Joe Isaacs' Store Phone 540 one Conn uncorked a Jcft hook— his hardest punch of the flght- lliat rocked Bettlna back on his Heels. Going Into the 15th round Bet- linn quit trying to box and waded :n. He got results immediately for ic is stronger than Conn and he- bulled Billy Inlo the ropes and let him have it around the body uid head. When he landed Ihe asl punch of the fight, the Beacon delegation set up-an car-splitllng cheer, thinking their man had won it In the stretch. But the referee and the judges ruled otherwise, and Conn, blood dripping from his left eye lo his hest, stood in the middle of Ihe ring and had his arm raised as the .vinner and new champion, We better have this one again— say about October, .. Bead Courier News want ada. 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