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PAGE' SIX BLYTJIKVITJ/n: (ARK.)'. .COURIER NEWS' Gom'ez Considered Lone ' Star Among Loop's Porl- sidei's At Present BY IKRKV KRONOFIKI.!) N'KA Sertli-e Sports Writer NEW YORK, Marcli 24.—Don'l look now, but .that'famine among : top-notch ' southpaw ~ pitchers still exists In the American League. This is a condition thai Iras been peculiar to the Junior looj> for some time, and it doesn't appear as thoiigli 1938 will show tiny Startling reversal oi form. Once you name Vcnion (El . Goof) Gomez of the 1 New York Yankees, what have you? Your answer Is the same as mine, unless, out of pure sentiment; you continue lo classify Old Man Bob Grove among (he game's great portsiders. Granted, of course, that (he Red Sox star, who has seen 38 summers come and go, still Ims his moments, but he isn't Ihe firebrand of lilt Athletic days. With the exception of Gomez 'the only southpaw in (he Yankee camp is Kemp Wicker, u heavyset young man who has been bouncing back ami forth between New York and Newark for a couple of seasons now! No one exjiccl-s him to win a regular starting job with the Manhattan Maulers, but he may . survive as a relief hurlcr. Beats Yanks, Anyhow The White Sox have three left- handers In camp, but only one- Thornton Leo—will do any worthwhile pitching. Prank Cook and Bob uhle. a couple of rookies, throw with their left hand, but that's as far as It goes. U;e, who won 12 and dropped 10 last year, victimized the Yankees live times, which should makn him uorlh". more than coffee and cakes to the Pale Hose. y Jake Wnde is the only Detroit Tiger southpaw of note, although | Harry Eisenstat Is deserving ofi passing; mention. Wade's biggest claim to ftinie was pitching a one- hit affair against the Cleveland Indians last year, to halt Johnny .Allen's winning streak at 15. The Indians, meanwhile, have only Earl Wliitehill to sling them in from the olf-siae, and Whiten!!! never has blinded anyone by his .brilliance. Al Mllnar, a rookie up from Milwaukee, MIGHT do, but Oscar Vitt isn't casting about wildly lor adjectives describing his greatness. ° In addition lo Grove Hie Red Sox have three other southpaws- Archie McKaui, Fred Qstermueller, and Lee Rogers. Ostermueller mny do. now that he lias had an opeiV ntion on his arm, but McKain Is so-so arid Rogers is an untried rookie from Little Rock. Only ' the '-.Washington Senators can lay, a- legitimate claim to having young • left-handers of any great .promise.'.Bucky Harris has Joe KrakaUskas and Kendall Chase, both of-whom look pretty, good. I/iokrd Good in '37 Krakauskas, who came up late last year, won four out of five for the Senators during the fag end of the season, u-lille Chose won four . and dropped three. Elon Hogsett, who has seen his best days, is the only oilier porlsider on the .slad. Chubby Dean, Bill Kaltass. and Ed Smith make up the Alhlellcs' list. Dean lias performed mostly at first base for the last two campaigns, but Connie' Mack has an idea the Duke University product can be of more aid on the mound. Smith had a lot 'of hard luck Tennis Star Weds Foster Mothe r When Frankle Parker, 22-year-old Internationally famous tennis star, married the newly divorced wife of his couch and patron, Mercer Bcnsley, liu merely changed his slatus in the same family circle. Mrs. Bcnsley, shown above clutching Prankie'A arm iiflc-r one of his tennis matches, lias been his roster mother since Bwisley discovered the boy chnslng balls in Milwaukee years ago, look him Into his home and coached him to tennis fame. Parker married Mrs. Beaslcy in Reno only 11 lew hours after the latter obtained a divorce, :md thereby became stepfather of n Rlrl. Kalherlnc, one your younger than himself, and a boy, James, 8 years younger. in 1931, and should rare better this year, bill Kalfass, who wns with Trenton a season ago, has yet lo show what he can do. Vito Tainulls—just fair—heads the St. Louis Browns' group of left- handers, which includes Howard Mills. Ewald pylc, and Bmil BI1- dilli. Tmnulis, who has been tip be- fore, won 18 nnd lost six vvilh Newark in 1937, bill his earlier trial wilh the Yankees didn't prove ho had Ihe stuff. Maybe his second trip up will reveal more. Meanwhile. U looks like Die right- handers will have lo bear the burden again throughout, the league. Rcnil Courier News Want Ads. Newport Players Among [hose M'ade Free Agents By Baseball's Cxdr '13KU/EAIR. P)i!., Mar. 24.—fu a sweeping denunciation of the Kt. Louts Cardinals system \>f undercover "working agreemcnUi" with minor league clubs, Judge Kcuc- l aw Mountain Lamiis, c/Jir of or- ennlxed 1 baseball, made free- agents loduy i>l an estimated 100 players, l)cloii|>!iig to six midwest learns' .mil fined offending club owners $2,170. I aiulls sel fiT'e all players except ODO belonging to Cedar Rapids of the Three-Eye league and all owned by Monett, of the Avknnsus- Ml«-soiirl league. Mitchell of t!ip Nebraska league. Fayettevllle of the Arkansas-Missouri, Crook.sloji of the Northern league and Newport of UK; Northeast Arkansn; Jl'ligllC. In addition Springfield, Mo., of the Western association was fmet $1.000 for tailing to keep Its cant; above the table, Cedar Rapids am Sacramento, the latter of the Pacific coast league, each were pen nli/ed $508. THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1938 John's Wins Over Palace; Dr. Pepper Bests Hubbar John's Confectionery nosed out Palace Cafe in the final game ol their match in the City Bowlin league race lust night to go int undisputed possession of second place. In another match Dr. Peppei defeated Hubburd Hardware company. Bert Looney, league leading In dividual scorer, had the night's highest average. 204. whittle wns high for John's with 199. Hunl for Dr. Pepper with 189 and McGregor lor Hubbnrd with 161. Family Pupils !n All Grades MONROE, Ind. (UP)— Education In the family of Jacob Schwartz near here is coming in '"degrees." The Amlsh school records show that of the 11' children In the Schwartz family, eight are in school—and one k in each of (Vie respcclive eight grades. Read Courier News Want Ads. T?VERY d ro p of JJ tilkd and bottled at the T. W. Samaek Distillery. 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Louis Cardinal farm sy.vtr-rn v/ns unmistakably revealed today when he made known his decision . . . The good judge made good his word by making free agents of an estimated 100 players belong!))? lo C Midwest teams and plastered linr-s aggregating $2170' on the offending moguls . . . Included in the far reaching verdict' was the Ncw- porl club of the Northeast Arkansas League In which Uindls set free ull Cardinals (Newport) . . . Newport was involved in two v;avs: through dealings with the Cednr Haplds Club in which various pliiy- crs were "jugjjled" iiroutul for the- benefit of the SI. Ixjnls Cardinals; and In connection with tin alleged "wash snlft" wlUi Sacrainc-nlo . . . l.andls explained that Newport and the Pacific Coast league team had transacted business through "purchases" of a player but the "money rclnnied in the back room" . . . NOT CLEAR—The exact details of the statement were nol available, but Landls has promised another soon In which all the facts will be brought to light, (he names oi the players involved, and the final decrees . . . Until '-that is •made public we are still "at sea" regarding the effect, if any, it will have on the slatus of Newport and her place In the league . . . Nothing- was said about the setup of the clubs, changes, etc.. necessary and whether they will be permitted to continue under the present system . . . HAVING TROUBLE—Over In Jonesboro the Giant basses are having difficulty getting their players to sign the dotted line . . . Some of the "stars", notably Paul Rucker. Albert "Lefty" Tolles, league leading hitler last year, Burley Grimes and Bevo Beavers have been reported on the block following a rumor that they would not sign for the', salary received in 1937 . . . Rucker and Tolles have been offered to Hot Springs for a sum said to'be $150, but the Spas insisted on throwing in Grimes for good measure ... They certainly must expect a lot for their money down in the Arkansas resort-. Prom my way of thinking Grimes alone is worth many Umc.s thai ainounC . . . Rucker and Tolles should be tvort)i $150 apiece A leflhand power hitter, Rucker would set n new loop homo run record If he played regularly- al Paragould . . . That .short right field fence would be light down his alloy . . . (This is not intended for tlie Rebel bowses to rrwdi SirEDUI.E — Kenneth Ulddlo, league secretary, said yesterday in JoueMioro that the NBA .schedule would be rr-lenscd tills week . Bud KnolliP. Spaldlug representative and considered a spoils authority, i:; composing it and has promised to finish within a few days . . . Because of iho nccc-ssUy of eliminating certain playing dates ut each place, due to wrestling and other ulKiir.s. more lime than usual v/as required in order to huvn us nearly non-conflicting list, . Tile league i^ cooiX'ititing in every possible way for a harmonious and successful .season . . . VISITOR—Merle ".liny," Anderson, former Blytlievllle star athlete, spent, u few hours In thi> city yesterday hobnobbing with old friends and renewing ucquatnlance.s . . . Located In Memplib with Die Southern Motor Car Co.. "Jinx" had to be in Osceola on business und decided In pay "ye olc home town" a visit . . . "Jinx" was a prominent figure In the Chick teams of IfllG and '17 ... lie played tackle and those In Ihe know say he could have been one of the best In the business . . . His lone fulling was good naturednesK ... He smiled all Ihe lime . . . But once his Swedish ire was riled it was just too bad for Hie opposition '. . . He extended 2 Indies over six feet and weighed in the neighborhood of 200 pound. 1 ! and didn't know his own strength . . . lie is credited K'llli hurling the 12-pound hammer 154 feet with one hand ... He explained that lie could gel a wider circle by using one Instead or the usual two . . . one of "Jinx's" greatest gomes was in '](j al Brownsville. Tenn.. when the Chicks battled them to n fl-6 tie . The Tennesseans boasted a great set of backs . . . "Swede" was the filth, as he spent most of the afternoon back of their line . His father is Charles Anderson, logger for the Creamery Package company while here. BIG THINGS—Head Coach ,loe Dildy Is planning big things In basketball as well as football next fall . . . The Big Chief said yesterday it was amost certain Hint the University of Arkansas and the University of Alabama cage teams Make Mine Vanilla tion . . . oUier outstanding are in store, too ... "EXHIBITION— Willie on the subject of exhibitions we are reminded that Manager Herschel Bobo Is working on Ills pre-.season games ... lie said tills morning thai? (he House of David had been book«l . . . The Bearded Boys tangle with the Giants at Walker Park, April 21, one week before the enr- laln goes up on the Northeast, Arkansas I-eagiie , . . May/lcld and Piiducah, Ky., Jonesboro. and may- he (he Memphis Chicks are possi- <tf«d Courier Newt Want Ada Olf Hie baseball diamond, young Bob Feller is j usl u lypjati American, boy aiiei all. The Cleveland Indians' star pitcher is.jihown liikii.K u workout on an ico cream cone at (lie Tribe's training base in New Orleans. would play at, least one game in the new gym now under construe- SEED We have on hand for sale or trade, for other products, Beans —Laredo. Delst'a," Mammoth Brown, Wilson and Virginia Brown. Peas—Whips and New Era. Lespedeza — Korean Col- Ion seen—D. p. L. ll-A and Stoucville 4-A. 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