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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 18, 1939
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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)', 66UftlBR NEWS Today's Sport Parade By Henry McLemort Re'ds Hurt Worse 'Many Cripples On Shelf Or Hobbling Arouitf.1 • Because Of Injuries ! v BY'GEORGE KIRKSEY * United Press Staff Correspondent , NEW YORK, July 18. (OP)—Tile National League was reeling and , rocking today under one of the worst mid-season epidemics of 1 mishaps and Injuries in history. They have been cairying ball jjlay- •_ers to the hospital so fast the last few days It might not be a lad idea to have ambulances and In- ternes ready and waiting at all the parks. v ; Two of the League-jeaaing Reds' .key men, Ivnl Goodman and Ernie Lombardl, are on the hospital list. Lombard! split a finger nnll in yesterday's game against the Bees and had to : retire, Gcddman dislocated his shoulder In the all-star e^ne. The Giants, already crippled by the loss or Shoitstop Billy Jurges, who was suspended for 10 days for 'lib run-in with Umpire George Ma- gcrkurth, received another stunning blow yesterday. They lost three men. Lou Chlozsya, subbing at short for Jurges, broke his leg In ,t*o places In a collision with Jce Moore. Catcher Harry D.inning was taken to the hospital In Uie morji- . Ing with an infected left leg. In- flelder George Myalt was Informed he had n torn cartilage in his right knee and that an operation was necessary. .Gabby Hartnett has only 15 able- bodied athletes on the Cubs' squad. All three outfielders, Galnn, Reynolds nnd Gleeson, ore playing with injuries. Earl Whilehfll lias a broken;thumb on his left hand nnd departed for Chicago to join Dizzy Dean, who came up with a four- iiicli gash In his left arm when n lamp mysteriously came whizzing through the air and hit him. Eddie Miller, - Bees' brilliant rcokie shortstop, broke his leg Sunday and Is out for the rest of the season. The day before Art Parks, Brooklyn's recruit outfielder, snapped B bone In his ankle. The Car-! diiials had a minor casualty ycs- te^iay' when Jce Mcdv,tck was plunked on' the thigh by a pitched ball and had to leave Uie gnmc. The way things are going the National League won't have a corporal's 'guard around by world series time. And as Tom Mesny 'says, that might not be a bad idea with the. Yanks getting mean rigaln. Both: league-leaders held seven- game leads today. The Reds, boiinc- - ing back Irani Sunday's double defeat, licked the Bees 4-0, behind Bucky Walters' four-hit pitching. Walters turned In his second straight shutout for victory No.-15. The Cardinals trimmed the Giants, 4-3, In the iiospital battle at'the. Polo.Grounds, it was the third straight loss for the Giants, who now are pressed for Infielders. Bill Terry will have to go along with Bonura, Kampouris, Whitehead, nnd Ott until he can gel somebody else. With Ol' Man Charlie Root fog- girtg them In there, the Cubs downed the Dodgers, 11-2. Hoot, going on' to 40, gave only eight hits. Whit Wi'att was: knocked out of the box and charged with his second defeat. With Chuck- Klein hitting two lioiriers, the-Pirates beat Uie Phillies, 7-4. The Yanks conquered the Indians, 3-0, with Bump Hadley beat- 1 Ing Bob Feller. Hadley allowed only five hits and faced only 31 men. The Red Sox winning streak of 12 straight, came to an end when .,the" Tigers pounded out a 13-6 triumph with Buck Newsom wtn- _ ning his 10th game. Earl Averlil hit two homers. In a game of 33 hits, the Athletics walloped the Browns, 11-8. Wally Moses hit three doubles for the A's. * * * Yesterday's hero—Bucky Walters, Reds' ace who turned in his 15th victory, .becoming the first major leaguer to win that many this season as he blanked the Bees, 4-0, BASEBALL STANDINGS NEW YORK, July 18 ' (UP) Even If Uiere were no calendars, locks, sim. dials, or Instruments or reading the heavens one would till know that this was July 18. Because Just at this time each ear Fitinitlo Parker and his sneak- ied Svengali, Mercer Beasley, an- ounce the successful development f a new tennis forehand. Tliey have been doing this for 0 yenrs or more, or ever since liey realized that Parker never voiild become a renlly great ten- its player until he developed n orehand stroke that was more han graceful defensive gesture ml one powerful enough to alack behind. The latest in the long list of 'arkcr Inventions is called the (hree-ln-one shot," nnd was cx- ilulled In the recent Spring Lake flinmmieiit which (he Wisconsin oungstei' won. Last year it was lie "new liebi'ldes hop step nnd ump" shot. 'Die year before llial ; was something or other else just s silly. All the earlier ones jirov- d to be Hops. They looked very ice, and worked fairly well In mall tournament.'; and on clay ouiis, but bogged down miserably I'hcn subjected to the test of rass courts and formidable oppo- Kltin. Parker Is a tennis problem child n the matter of his weak foro- ,and, because that Is the stroke hat most players find the easiest o develop. It comes naturally to >6st players, and the backhand! nd volley are the ones they have o work to acquire. But Parker has Iways had all the shots except a orclmnd. He seems to find It 1m- osslble to hit a ball ou tlic fore-, and with any more power or verve lan that with which a professor wings his butterfly net at n rare peclmen. ' On clay, his forehand weakness oes not bother him a great deal, lay Is much slower than grass, nd the ball bounces high and al;es Its time. This gives Parker mple opportunity to execute his icchanicnl forehand. If the Davis up matches were on clny Parker ould be our No. 1 player, be- ause since Bltsy Grant . passed j ,5 peak Frankie lias been, almost nbeatable on this type of surface, ut on grass, where the ball skids wiftly and does not rise very Igh, his forehand lias been more inn inadequate. " Parker and his coach (ire en- Irely confident tliat this year's orehaml ;wljl sland up on nny- hiiig, too It grass,' broken bot- s, or linoleum.They believe that n the .four, big summer grass nnin'e'nU'v^ Sealirlght, Newport, Southampton, nnd Rye—he will arn himself a place on the cup earn. These arc the fom- toimm- iicnls that will decide the line-up '( the American trophy defense. l tho-STmrpshootcrs will be there, icludlng Ho'Jby Rlggs, Elivood Oookc, Don McNeill, Wayne SaUin, Northeast Arkansas League W. U Pet. CaruthersvjHe .. 12 Newport 11 3 Paragould ....' ..... .7 10 Jonesboro 6 It Southern \V. Memphis ..:.... 50 Atlanta .. 51 Chattanooga .......... 48 Knoxville .. ......... 45 Nashville 41 New Orleans 42 Birmingham .;•• ...*...33 Little Rock 38 .032 .579 .41 .353 Pet .515 ,.560 .533 .5V .48S .452 .431 .43' National League W. Cincinnati .. 47 : New Ycrk 41 Chicago 42 Brooklyn 38 St.; Louts .......; 39 Pittsburgh 37 Bcstqn .. 37 Philadelphia 23 1.. Pet 39 .61 37 .52 39 51 36 .51 37 .51 !'.<> American League . W. New York 68 Boston ... i 47 CtilcagO .". , ..43 Cleveland >', ....'.... 40 Detroit , 40 > Washington ,.- 33 Philadelphia-. ,,• •. st 8t. LoUl*' 24 PC .71 .644 35 .55 39 .508 40 .500 .398 .392 Association lend, four full games ess than a week ngo, had shrunk on tare game today as the result >f ft concerted drive by the Atlanta Crackers and the Little Hock Trnv- :lers' giant-killing. The Crackers won their fifth In i row last night, Inking the fading 3hnltanobgn Lookouts 4 to 3 nnd boosting their percentage • to ,500 compared with :5V5 for the Chicks' The" last-place Travelers beat' Memphis t! to 1 on a wlerd pitching ob by the cld-tlmcr Rufe Meadows. 3cne Mnko, Frank Shields, Sidney .'Wood. If Parker, nnd with Eeasley funster-minding- from Ihe idellnes, wins his share of these ournanients; there will be nothing b do but.tap him for the cup cam. :.. : '•' • Parker has one thing against im, however. He Is n baseline ulay- ', one \vlio prefers lo fight it out •dm the dcepcourl and depend n steadiness ami perfect passing dots to bent down the forecourt tlnckers. Tills Is Just the type of layer that the present Davis cup ITlclals don't like. They have made t plain that wlml they crave arc layers who hit Uie cover of the all on all shots,'eternally charge he net, and play with an all-or- lolhing spirit. They, probably would . have to hangc .their tnstes, however. U "arker, with his cautions, waiting actlcs, oys. dusted ott the hotfooted Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas league Paraeould 9, Newport 3. Jonesboro 3. Carnlhcrsville 2. Southern League Nleht games: Little Rock 0. Memphis 2. Atlanta 4. Chattanooga 3. Birmingham 5, New Orleans 4. Only games scheduled. National Lenpue Cincinnati 4, Boston 0. St. Louis 4. New York 3. Chicago 11, Brooklyn 2. Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 4. Jval Goodman watches the Reds with his left shoulder in a cast, The slugging outfielder dislocated tlic shoulder while attempting a diving catch ot a low liner hit by George Selkirk of the Yankees in the All-Star game tit Yankee Stadium: His being out for from 10 days to two weeks doesn't figure to do the Cincinnati club any good. Crackers Moving Up Rap- icily On Southern League Leaders The By United Press Memphis Chicks' Southern Meadows was hit by nearly "'hick In the lineup but lonble-plnys nnd tlic cf his.' slow curve In every three effectiveness the pinches enabled him to escape. The Chicks ;ot a total of 15 hits, compared to .TUESDAY, JULY 18,'. 1989 AND Two-Sloi'y Georgian Type Home Under Construction On Chickasawba A house of Georgian colonial design, which will be otic of the more substantial residences of (lie diy when completed, was started today for Mr. and Mrs. Russell .Phillips. The two-story brick residence is being erected en the 108-foot lot at the northwest corner of Tenth and Chickasawba which they purchased several years ago. Tlic red brick veneered structure, with Its straight lines and roof of weathered wood sliltiglcs, will have ;i!i attractive selling with an 18- Inch slope from the house to the brick -walk nnd an ornamental wooden (cnce across the rear. In keeping with this stylo of house, Uie doorway will have a. wood decoration, painted white, and ihe entrance parch will have wrought ircn rails for ornamental trim. The entrance hall, with its stairway leading, to the second "'floor, will join rooms of the downstairs. On (lie esst will be the 14 by 24 foot living room with Its colonial firepince and random width oak noors. This room will open onto a 10 by 16 f6ot sun porch on the east, with Its iloors of red pavement brick. The library, which will hove door leading into the garden, will have walls of knotted white pine nnd the some random width floors as in the other rooms downstairs except for the kitchen. Built-in book cases will line the walls. West ot the hall will be the dining room and the kitchen, with its ultra-modern type of built-in cabinets, which wilt extend west of the house proper. The breakfast room, which will be on the northwest corner, nnd which adjoins both the kitchen and dining room, will have a new type of built-in cabinets oh each side, aoove and below the window.' All of the walls will be plastered and papered and there will be. a lavatory on the first floor. The upstairs oi the house has •been., arranged with a. combination- 1 sltt!ng""aiid bedroom, 1 directly above the large living room and which will be of the same size. Tiie other two bedrooms for the daughter, Betty, nnd the soil, Russell Jr., will be on the west. All of the bedrooms will have special features of built-in wardrobes m closets, plastered and papered Well-Designed, Comfortable The floor plan of lliis com pact Ohio home illustrates condition lo lit desired: Access lo the Imllirooiu without tlie necessity of passing through other rooms. A $0,250 valuu- lioh was placed on the liome, with the mortgage of $5,200 insured by tbe Federal Housing Administration, Questions and Answers Q. What causes mildew on woodwork and how can it be eliminated? A. Mildew on woodwork is due to excessive moisture, if it is not prcjieriy back-painted. It this is tiie case in your home, the only remedy .Is to remove the woodwork, dry thoroughly before painting, and back-paint with R good protective primer, such as an aluminum paint. The face of the.woodwork should also be well primed before painting. Q.What material would you suggest for a. fireplace facing? ' 'A'/Brick, slate, soapstcne, or some other nre-resisting, crack-proof material. signed of a size to support adequately the load to be carried. They should extend below the frost line prevailing in the neighborhood. | Q. Does the Government lend 'money under the FHA Insured Mortgage plan? .' A. No. FHA-insured loans are J made by private financial institu- j lions approved by the Federal Housing Administration. Q. How far should a concrete footing under a chimney go down 'for,;-a one-story, house; 1 '» "; A.' All footings should be de- Q. Several of the dcors in my house stick, what can be done to correct this? A. Possibly the screws of the hinges arc loose. If this is not the case, maybe you, can countersink the hinges a little deeper in the 'doer and eliminate; ,1110 .sticking (Otherwise It may be'necessavy to .-plane the edges of the door. six by the Pebbles. All the Little I walls, oak floors and each jbedroom Hock runs came in the six I h inning when Jim Henry lost his stuff. The game In Chattanooga went to tiie Crackers when Jim Hitchcock ot the Lookouts booted Smith's ^rounder and allowed Peters, who .lad doubled, to score the winning run in the 8lh inning. In this only other game of the veiling, the Birmingham Barons stayed out of the cellar by one point when they defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 9 to 4. The outcome was decided In the first In- when the Barons socked Archer, Pel starting pitcher, for four hits and six runs belore he could get- u man out. Today's schedule: Allanln nl qiialtmiooga; Memphis nt • Uillc Reck; New Orleans nt Birmingham nnd Nashville at Knoxville. Ark-Mo To Meet Bottlers; V-8's Tackle Goodyear The, Arkansns Missouri Power Corporation will meet the Coca Cola Bottlers and the Goodycar will have n bathroom. All ot the bathrooms will have plastered walls and floors of linoleum. The basement will have ft 14 by 30-foot recreation room wttti knotty white pliie walls and concrete door ami a large , fireplace, and there is a hull for Uie stairway and n boiler room for the oil burning furnnce. A covered passnge-wny from the house will lead through the garden to the double garage and overhead servants' room. U. S. Branson is architect. Non-Corrosive Metal Hardware Needed In Home Pinisli hardware that is exposed to the elements should be of a non- corrosive metal, building authorities nnvise. If not, the home owner may bo called upon to replace the fixtures attcr a short period of use. Where the hardware is not ot a type lo withstand hard outdoor wear, a condition frequently develops that not only requires hardware replacement hut damaged wood around the article must be repaired. The Modernization Credit Plan ot the Coca] the Federal Housing Admmistra.- club will play Phillips Motor Company in City Softball League games nt Haley Field tonight, Warrlngton will pitch for the American League New York 3, Cleveland 0. Detroit 13. Boslon 6. Philadelphia 11. St. Louis 6. Washington-Chicago, rain. . Today's Games Northeast Arkansas League All star game. Southern League Memphis at Little nock. New Orleans at Birmingham. Atlanta at Chattanooga. Nashville at Knoxville. National league Chicago at Brooklyn. ' Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. Cincinnati at Boston. St. Louis at New York. American League Boston at Chicago, two. at St. Louis, two, Bottlers with Taft catching, while Bums will hurl for Ark Mo with Hires catching. Cox nnd Harwell will be tlic Goodyear battery with Oilfnn and Phillips. Bcville working for Bronze Plaque Placed In Memory of Tree MERCER, Me. (UP)—A bronze a granite monument, a mill stone, on the church here bears this plaque on resembling lawn of a Inscription: "In memory of an Elm Tree which stood in 1870 on the east tlon may be used lo finance the installation of nen' hardware In the home. Double Floors Serve Several Home Purposes • i Types oi flooring present n problem for the home owner whether! In building n new house or mod-1 cruizing an .old one. pouble floors' have a threefold purpose nnd may' be inslaiied through funds obtainable from qualified lending institutions under PHA's Modernization Credit Plan. Advantages of double floors are: Lessening of dust passage from the floor below, minimized sound, nnd prevention of warping and opening of joints in the finished fUors. Faulty Plumbing Should Be Cprrectet Ash Street Property Owned By 0. P. Flynt O. P. Plynt has informed the Courier News that property at TOO West Ash street, referred lo in a recent stery ns "owned by the Graves estate" is now owned by him. In less incdeni plnnibing system; a thumping cr pounding noise is sometimes heard when a faucet i partly turned on. This may be caused, in a compression-typa faucet, by n loose cap nut, a wor spindle, or a loose defective disk. In any event it Is annoying to the home owner and should be corrected. Repairs nnd improvements to the plumbing system, as well as installation of an entire new pipe line and equipment, may be financed through the Modernization Credit Plan of tile Federal Housing Administration. Funds for the work arc obtainable from qualified lending institutions. iltes purchasing homes, under the FHA plan during 1938 continued the downward trend which has remained unbroken since die KirA began to operate. 'dome Buyers With Less Than.$3,000 Income In Majority Tiventy-one per cent of the fam- lir.s acquiring homes In JOS8 hrough the Federal Housing Ad- iilnlstration's Insured Mortgage system had annual Incomes of IPSS han $2,000. It was disclosed in a survey made public by Administrator Stewart McDonald. At (he same time, Mr. McDon- tld revealed chut 47 per cent of all families financing home mort»ages mdor the PITA plan Had Incomes of less than $2,500, and B2 per cent earned less than $3,000 a year. The analysis showed that 01 out of every 100 of tliese home buyers made monthly mortgage payments of less than $30. 40 per !cnl of the total made payments ess than $25 a month, and IB per cent made payments less thnn -,20. Reaches Vast Market ~~~ "Tliese figures demonstrate that .hrough operation of the Insured Mortgage System the construction Industry Is beginning to reach the income group comprising the vast market for small homes," Mr. McDonald stated, ."and shows that the small-home owner, for whom the National Housing Act was largely passed, is receiving the benefits from the FHA plan of home ownership. "By and large, not many of the purchasers In the . income group below $2,000 would have been able to undertake the financial responsibility of home ownership with any great degree of safety under the old system of mortgage lending. Either they would have fore;one the acquisition of a home or been forced to resort to costly and unsound second-mortgage financing, whereby the ownership of their home would have been mi n precarious basis." Financing Charges Low Mr. McDonald also, pointed out that another reason why families with moderate incomes were now able to acquire their own homes was that interest rates and financing charges are the lowest jn history. The single long-term'' high- ratio amortized mortgage'- upon which the Government has fixed an Interest rate ceiling has eliminated any necessity for the raising of additional capital through costlier rheans. Reduction''of the principal through regular monthly payments lias also obviate'd 'any necessity for renewal charges, general practice under the old system The.survey also showed that fain ilies with moderate incomes' were able to construct new dwellings under the.'.FHA 1 plan almost .as easily as they, could purchase ex istinf properties. Of those families buying new homes during 1938 46.6 per cent had incomes of less than $2,500, whereas of the".families financing^ mortgages on exist, ing structures, 47.5 per cent had incomes of .less than $2,500 s year It was further revealed. that. the average annual income of nil f»ni Mr, and Mrs. L. R. Matthews Building House North Of Blytheville Mr. and Mrs! L. R. Matthews arc to have a modem, country home on Highway el, three miles north of Blytheville, where they have suburban acreage. Work has already started on the brick veneered residence which is to have an oil burning furnace, large basement and other modern conveniences. The house, of an English cottage design, will have a rcof of brown •oden shingles, and' a large ter- e across the front, which will face the cast. .The entrance vestibule, which will have recessed book shelves In the Plastered walls, will open.into a by 22 foot living room with lo S ± d """""toted «alls, and u .lonial fireplace. There will also be a dlnlno- room urge kitchen with modem -buiS features, two bedrooms, a bath room and n screen porch on the west The basement will also house a laundry. U. S. Branson is architect. Paint, Dampness Holds Windows Hardened paint or dampness may cause a window sash to stick In Hie case of excessive moisture, the weed in the sash and its fraine swells and this swelling causes the sash to bind. Trouble usually appears when the wood dries. Before any corrective work Is undertaken it is advisable to see whether a thorough ccating with beeswax will relieve the friction. ' Repairs Residence Mrs. J. D. Craig is having some repairing and redecorating done to j her residence nt 900 West Main I I street. TERMINIX TERMINATES TERMITES BRUCE- MEMPHIS Architect's Service Assures Home Owner Architectural service should be employed in planning a dwelling, according. to Federal Housing Administration officials, but it does not insist that such service be.fetained on homes, given as security for insured mortgages. Added' assurance that the planned home will be well designed and styled results from the use of, architectural services. QUALITY SANDand GRAVEL AT THE RIGHT PRICK ALSO ALL GRADES COAL Phone 700 or 372 SUPERIOR COAL CO. branch of a stream 3/5 miles I p ral1 north of the village bridge. It was 32 feel in circumference, breast high, and was believed to be the largest tree ever grown In New England." Breakfast Nook Is Often Needed In homes whir*, imve full-sized! dining rooms It is often desirable to use a corner for a breakfast nook, especially when there are younger members of the family, Federal Housing Administration officials say. A. built-in cabinet should be Included in the ncofc. Breakfast dishes, children's silverware and dishes, and electric c:ok- ing equipment such as grill, percolator, nnd waffle Iron jnny be kept in this cabinet, which may be installed through funds obtainable from lending institutions qualfied under PHA's Modernization Credit Canary on Egg-Laying Spree. HUNTINQTON, I n d. (UP) —A canary, for some reason known as Crow, has set what its owner, Mrs. Fena Pnis, believes to be a record. The bird laid an egg a day for seven consecutive days. sensitive to light .304 game, Bltds A « , cnanees - ia at Cleveland, night . nrst break o! dawn and nest at idusk. Complete Line of WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC Ranges and Water-Healers WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP UO S. Second Phone 311 SMALL-^a£ Convenient •(&!* Many Hlythcville families arc now living comfortably in small, four anil live room houses constructed by us and financed under the FHA insured mortgage plan. Your own family can also enjoy the advantages of home ownership' if you have a small amount of cash and satisfactory credit Let us help you become a home owner this year.- THE ARKMO LUMBER CO. Phone 40 Quality Service 1latlU.Uke.tUii NEW FIRE-SAFE SHINGLE WITH TEXTURE LIKE WOOD From the ground, a icofof \Vood- Tex, Shingles has i handsome grained appearance like hand- splii wood fit iis best. But if a (laming spark should light on it —what » diffeience! \Vood-Tex Shingles give you the kind of fire-safety that only mineral-surfaced asphalt shingles can assure. The graining or texture of ever) 1 \Vood-T« Certain-teed Shingle is built up with exttn asphalt and granules. This means cxtrasirength.gteatei wind-resistance—longer life for the roof. Homeowners poinf with pride to ihe deep, tugged shadow lines of Wood-Tex Shingled roofs. Learn mots about this new Shingle development that is getting such * big welcome from every, one who sees it. WOOD-TRX SHINGLES E. C. Robinson Lumber Go.

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