The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1938 · Page 8
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March 25, 1938

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS TO KEEP BERTH 1 111 L LOOP Final Effect Of Landis' Ac- I lion On League Stiil In Doubt •• ' BY J. P. HilKNI) Officials of the Newport Cardinal? •»'!!! make every possible effort to retain their franchise In the Northeast Arkansas League this year, Rex McQiiistlon, vice president of the league and an officer of the club, Informed tlie Courier News by long distance telephone last night. "All we know about the whole affair Is what we havo been able' to get from the newspapers," Mr. Qulstlon said. "We have not received any word from Judge Lnnclls. ami until we do receive ollictal notification from him that our optional agreement with Cedar Rapids for 1938 is null and void—ns reported in the press—we can not and do not plan any definite action. We called Judge Brnmham (president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues) and lie told us what, had happened but didn't offer nny solution. He Is to call us again In the morning (Friday) and maybe he can tell us something- then. He had pledged his help and support. "But you can be assured we tire going to do everything we can to have a ball club tills season, We have raised the sunrantee and were ready to go until this came up. I believe we will have no trouble In re-signing our players and In the event we do they will become our property which will be some incentive for a hookup with a club of higher classified Hon. But, ns I said before, we can't do anything until we hear from Landis." According to news dispatches from St, Petersburg, Pin., nny previous agre ernent between the_Car- dlnals and Cedar naplds has been declared null and void, under the decision of Judge L-inrils, baseball commissioner, denouncing the practices of the St. Louis Cardinals and their farms. The report reads In part: "All player transfers, directly or indirectly between Cedar Rapids and its affiliates and between St. Louis (including all Its clubs and affiliates) are prohibited for a ]»- rkxi of three years. Cedar Rapids will not be permitted to mnke a 'working agreement' with any St. Louis club or affiliate, or with any club in any league in which St. Louis has a club or affiliate. The Cedar Rapids-New port 'working agreement' tor 1938 is one ot the Incidents of' the St. Louis-Cedar ..Rapids set up and is with n club (make muc of,a league which has a St. Louis lolds. mici Take It Easy, Boys OF PflST Milder Attitude Apparent With Die-Hards of 1937 In Fold The baseball season Iinsn't even opened yet. bill the hoys nlrouly lire mixing it up, us the picture nbove shows. Mel Almmla of the Washington Senators, and Mickey Owen of the St. Louis Cardinals decided to .settle n, little altercation hi their own innnncr clurlng nn exhibition game between the tivo teams at Orlando, Pin., and were at It hot nnd heavy until Ossle Bhiege, left foreground, nnrt Al Simmons, right bnckgruuml, both of the Senators, broke il up. amljate; therefore. It Is hereby declared null and void, and the parties prohibited from having any player transactions with each other for a period of tliree years." Landis charged that since the St. Louis Cardinals already were affiliated with" Caruthersvllle, Mo., through the Houston, Texas, club, a link In the chain, they were not able to: have any connection with Newport as both are in the same league. An old baseball rule prohibits a major league organization having connections with more than one club in one league. The fate of the Northeast Arkansas -league was further clouded with the report from Balcsvllle. newest member of the league, that they would not attempt o remain in the league unless Newport had nn entry. Old rivals, the While Sox had depended on the existing rivalry for much of their patronage. President Joe R. Bertig. Paragould, could not be reached for a statement but Secretary Kenneth Riddle said, at Jonesboro, that unless a sponsor could be secured for the Cardinals there was every possibility that the Dengue would not operate this year. An appeal will be sent out in an effort to effect an agreement that the loop might survive. Some doubt was expressed in view of the failure of Jonesboro to make a connecllon - /.'ut said nothing would be overlooked. Clare all the ptnycrs involved in that Cardinal-Cedar Rapids tie-up free agcnUs," asserts Kellcy. "II was awful. "H Is getting so that we comparatively few Independent owners haven't n chance," Mike Kelley lias managed to do fairly well with his Minneapolis Millers, however. Early last yenr, the sllvciy- tlmlchcd Celt put over deals that created considerable comment. Washington gave Minneapolis cash and Shortstop Red Kress mid Outfielder Carl Reynolds for. n young first baseman named Jimmy Wiisdell. Outfielder Dusty Caoke went, to the AA club in the transaction that made Oiitlleldcr Fabian Oalfke a member of Hie Boston Hed Sox. * • * Vets Slick With Him A month after Kelley closed the deals Connie Mack decided thai IILS Philadelphia 'Athletics could nch use of Kress, ney- Cooke . . . offered to The PAYOFF >uy nil three. The Miller;, hnd just rci»rled to .heir Florida training -.base,', and Scllcy, the ball player's frlciid, tnld Kress, Reynolds, mid Cooke the facts . Hint he could return :hem at once to the American League, mid nt a profit. "But the fans of Minneapolis wouldn't like that." explained the owner, "and I'm asking you fellows to string iilong with me for one season. If you go well, you'll lie drafted, or III sell you to the (irst major league club making any kind of nn offer." Kress. Reynolds, and Cooke. veterans nil. went along—and liow! The 30-year-old Kress was voted the most valuable player in the American Association. He tatted .334, made 217 hits. led the loop In runs batted in with 154. and scored 13B runs. Reynolds batted .355 and drove in 110 runs. Cookie hit .345. Kress was drafted by the Red Sox as trading material, and \voni to the St. Units Drowns in the Joe Vosmik transaction. Kress originally crashed the American League with the Browns in 1927. Reynolds and Cooke were sold to the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, respectively, at neat prices. ^Gaffke still Is with the Red Sox. although not exactly a boll of lire. Hayed With H'agncr "Now there was nothing wrong vith Kress. Reynolds, and Cooke." explains Mike Kellcy. "They sim- Jly were not played enough. Over i period of years they were stuck nto the ball game cold and were taken out before they could get hot. "They'll help their new clubs. Gnbby Street expects Kress to make his Infield, nnd he will. Bill McKechnlc Is counting upon Cookc as » regular, and he will be a regular. They told me that Reynolds was a spring hitter, but he hit nil season for inc. He'll hit nil season for the Culls, too, if given the opportunity. He'll hit, anywhere nnd at any time." Shifting to first base early In Ills playing career, Mike Kelley quickly made a name (or himself with the Louisville club of the National League, which was owned by the late Barney Drcyfuss, managed by Fred Clarke, nnd which luul tn its batting order Hans, Wagner and Tommy Lcnch. . Kelley recalls how Wagner, who became a baseball Immortal ns a shortstop, played right field for Louisville. "We had a shortstop who couldn't piny the outfield ns well ns Wagner, sa Honus went to the outfield, where he everlastingly was squawking 'or the ball." Mike Kelley reminisces. "I had to throw it to him after every putout, when there were no runners on base. "There ..weren't enough players to so 'round In those days, so we line! lo lit ourselves to positions. Perhaps that's why so many truly great players were . turned out. Players hnd to play. "Nowadays, while there iin<iues- tlomibly is n shortage of first clnss players, a number who cnsily might become standouts arc denied the opportunity of proving themselves because major league malingers have so many players at their dl.spo.stil. "That was the story of Kress Reynold.?, nnd Cooke." BY HARRY GRAYSOX Sports Edilor, NBA Service DAVTONA BEACH, Fia., March 25.—After 44 years In baseball, major league methods puzzle Michael Joseph Kelley, Only two active baseball men outrank Mike Kelley in point of continuous service — Connie Mack and Clark. Griffith. The fine old Irishman who owns the Minneapolis Millers broke In as a catcher at the age of 18 with the Augusta, Me,, club of the then New England League In 1894. He Is now 62 Kelley, the ball player's friend, definitely Is against the farm sys- fem. "It's perfectly all right for major league clubs to own several minor league outfits where they can develop players, but the St Louis Cardinals and some others have carried the idea altogether too far," says Kelley, who Is at this resort trying to squeeze enough culls out of the various chain stores to rebuild his American Association team, which to managed by Donle Bush. "I expected Judge Landis to de- Itecord Squad EVANSTON, ill., Mnrd, 2 5. Die squad of ICO which was greeted by Coach Lynn Waldorf lor spring grid training this year was the largest ever to report for foot- mil nt Northwestern. Re.il Jinx LAKE CHARLES, Ln.. March 25. —The Athletics three times have prevented Bob drove from pitching no-hitters. Hits by Max Bishop Jimmy t<oxx. and Bob Johnsor have slopped him. In Siberia, there nre rivers tha freeze solid all winter, rctensin" the still living Ji.,1, j,, die spring. ° ~ Mid Uf Arbmsu and MlMOorl Lovrat rates— lowest expense Also city properties DON H. KASSERMAN Thomas Lend Co. Office P. O. Box 470, Phone 527. 1938 DEFENDS TITLE ATLANTA, Cjn. <U1>) —. Baseball fans who fen.st on holdout mm each spring, are on n diet these days ;mil have been nil iiloiif- In 193H because those who play lor pay arc falling In Hue like tenpins. A year ago, for example, the iilr was lllled with fireworks ami .some players even threatened \a quit the Dizzy Dean was one of them, and he wwit so for ns to take the dls- piilc ii]> with Sam Brcadon, president of the Cardinals, and Judge Kenesav; Mountain Landis, ta>:e- biill coinmtwiloncr. When llreadon tersely announced he would grant Db/y's request to plnjc him on the retired list, the big right-hander hurried to the phone to come to terms—nt 1 o'clock in the morning. Vaul Wuner Stubborn In 1937 Paul Waner. the pirates' outfield tar and three times National League batting champion, was another who stayed out until well i»st the deadline. Waner finally onsenlccl to meet the pirates in I'cxas when they were en route mine from their California trailing CBmp. He signed a contract n ew days before the omclal season opened. Hed Ending was the year's. liBinplon holdout, nnd It \vns not nitll mid-May that he donned n inlform. Riming lost a month's my, but'made It back by winning flmes for the Yankees. Today nil these slnrs are In the old, and working out with their espective teams. Even LOU cichilg. who promised 0 become a stubborn holdout (his •ear, agreed, to terms ii week ago md hns joined the Yankees at st 'ctersburg, Fin. Derringer Threatened to Quil Pniil DeiThiger threatened to etirc to his Snrnsota, pla., home vhen the Cincinnati Reds , offered ihn a $10.000 salary cut. But the I Jig right-hander changed his mind nul reached an agreement with the Reds before the training season vns far along. Catcher Billy Sullivan, traded to he Browns by Cleveland, went to the trouble of packing his tags and declaring lie would not sign The next ilfiy he was in the fold. Zckc Bonura, the 'slugging first wscmaii who refused to come to terms with the Chicago White Sox, round himself traded to the Washington Senators for Joe Knhel. DiMajruio Muses Training Joe DIMaggio is the star holdout 01 the year, with his demand'.of $40,000. But most fans believe Joe Is simply avoiding training camp and has no hope of getting $40,000 for Ills services. There are others, but not many Clyde (Slick) Castleman of the Giants hasn't signed, but neither is lie sure n back injury hns healed Wally Moses ot the Athletics Eric McNnir of the Red Sox and Julius Solters of the Indians are three others who have not signed. Joe Stripp, whom Brooklyn trailed to the Cardinals, singed his nnnunl spring strike, but when the St. Louis club sent him lo Columbus, one of their ninny [arm teams Strlpp said he would join the semi-pros. And Hint is just about the crop which baseball followers admit is pretty slim even for n period ol recession. Although one ot the best crops of athletes ever entered In the event Is gathered at the National A. A. U. handball tour- noir.cnt in Memphis, Tenn., defending champion Joe Platak, pbove, oJ Chicago, was favored -- to carry off top honors. Son of Man 0' War First American Horse To Win Steeplechase AINTREE, ftnglaml. Mar. 25 (UP)—Battleship, tiny son of Man-'o-War, won the IMlli running of the Grand National steeplechase today, becoming ilje first American bred horse ever to win. Royal Danieli was second and Workman third. Mnn-'o-Wnr'.s sou won by a neck in one of the closest finishes in the .history of the race. ltellle.shl|) is owned by Mrs. Marlon Scott. Jtoyal DaJiieli. which gave BatUe- Heallh Olker Quarantined DALLAS, Tex. (UP) — Dr. R. I,. Dallcy, (iiiarantlne officer of the city health department, arose, tacked a "Quarantined" sign over his own front door and went back to bed with a case of chicken pox. /nffie Bottle Look for Ai> FIDDLE BOTTLE. It's your instant Juunnce of i (uH-bodied whisky nude tie old. slow Sour M«sli way— so nek md smooth md mellow llat miny oil it "Kentucky's finest drinking wMsky." Ask for BARD'S TOWN-in tht Fiddle Baltic— it your p>ck»ge store < Incorporated 1 Bourbon Spticgj.NtUo Contty, Ktaticky . P. bfadt ir An* Sttpkin Foiltr welt "My 0!J Kentucky fhrne^ This "f id Jit Bottle". dtsi£atd in hn honat. ANNAPOLIS, Md.. March 25 — Max Bishop, former star Infielder ?, r i i S 0nnle M!lck ' s Phil "<lelphia Athletics, is Hie new baseball coach at Nnvy. FOR SALE First Year D & PL 11 A Planting Seed Privately Ginned from Pedigreed Seed Our Germination test 90 to 97 Ask for Prices CHAPMAN & DEWEY FARMS COMPANY Marked Tree, Arkansas BARGAINS! BARGAINS! \VK HAVE THE CAR FOR YOU COAIK IN AND SRE IT— 1934 Ford V-8 Fordor... $189.00 I.ooks Good ant! runs good. Only $67.00 down 'and ?13.00 per month. 1934 Chevrolet Coach $171.00 A rcnl clean car. Only $72.00 down mid $11.00 per month; 1932 Ford V-8 Coupe $91.00 A real buy. Good moloi- and tires. Sec Nils one today. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO 5rmii * walnut ship such a nght, is an Irish bred norso, owned l»j- H. C. McNally. As the placet! trio came down tlio home stretch (he crowd stood up and cheered tot Royal Danlell. when It looked as though the Irish horso had the race sewed up. Battleship's speed In the final ICtli of the straightaway was too much, however, for Hoyal Danlell aiid Bruce Holibs," riding Battleship whipped the American horse li by n matter of' inches In a fl which sent the' crowd mad. ' Battleship was a 40 to l 5 hot In the betting nnd Royal Danieli was backed at 18 to 1 and Workman at 28 to 1. Read Courier News Want"A<J», NOTICE TO BREEDERS! We have for service at our plantation two miles northwest of Yavforo, one line registered Per- cnoroti Stallion, one extra good registered black mammoth Jack, with white points. Excellent breeder and sure foal getter. See or call me before yon breed your mnres. E. S. BOLLARD (J Farm Phone 7-F-3 Kes. Phone 731 AT MEAD'S smooth dressers are calling for GULFWEIGHT TWEEDS PRESENTED IN LOVAT GREEN Tailored by HART SCHAFFNER & MARX Blytheville's smoothest dressers certainly know a good thing when they see it. That's why they are calling for these fashionable, lightweight, Gulfweight tweeds in sport back models. Rugged, wiry, and distinctly a mascub'ne fabric, yet with a lightness in weight seldom found in a suit of this type. Of course, there are followers for the new cam- bridge greys and Donegal mixtures but the smartest dressers are calling for ... and getting . . . these tweeds in the new Lovat Greens. Why not try one on tomorrow. - v Of her Hart Schaffner & Marx SPRING AND EASTER SUITS ^Is usual the best is always at MEAD'S 313 WEST MAIN STREET

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