The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1938 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 30, 1938
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PAGE SIX Battleship's Triumph Al Ainlree Tops Birthday Presents For Champior BY JERRY 11RONFIEU) • NEA Service Sports Wriler LEXINGTON, Ky., March 30.— They've probably told Man O'War by now, that one of Ills kids came home first In Hie Grand Natlona at Alutree. And Big Red, observing toda) his 21st birthday In the midst of the biggest celebration ever' accorded a race horse, probably understood them, and \ras glad. The darkies who watch over niu worship this greatest of all horses claim he understands anything said to him, that lie can do everything but talk. So Big Red, understanding in ai equine sort, of way, has a right to be proud of the gallant Battleship which he sired n years ago, nnc whleli .became the first American- bred horse ever to win Die Brills! classic. But then . . , wasn't it only fitting that the honor be forestalled until one of Man O' War': soas or daughters came along? Twenty-one years old. Big Red comes of age. From the Juunni viewpoint, that merely represents tile beginning of maturity. But a horse with 21 years behind him Is considered an "old man." You don't look at Man O' War, though, and thing of him as "old." A little heavier perhaps— his 1350 pounds are about 200 more thrm he carried in his racing days— bill Ills coat shines like satin and lie still has a smooth, graceful appearance. Man O' War seems to bask in all the attention he Is gettinn this day. Owner Snmiiel D. Riddle, whom he seldom sees now, is on' hand. Harry Scott, Faraway Fauns manager, is here of course, nnd Will Harbert, tlic negro groom who Proudly does chores and Is gentleman's. gentleman to the stulllou. B|e Red is used to visitors and cameramen. Every year at lensl 40,000 people come down lo Mr Riddle's Faraway Farm.? in Fayette county, to gaze In admiration and awe at Hie wonder horse. For Man O 1 War truly is n wonder horse. Samuel Riddle first saw him in his stall when just a young colt- gangling, somewhat awkward, and in no way. impressive-looking. But something about the colt stopped Riddle short, He purchased him from. August Belmont for 55000 although other colts being sold by' Belinont at the samn sale, went for twice and three times as much Later, Big Red won $294,465 for his new owner. He was undefeated in 10 starts as a two-year-old His only defeat in u races as a three- year-old came in (he running 0 [ the Sanford Memorial Handicap at Saratoga, August 13, 1919, when Upset edged him a nose . Samuel Riddle retired him from the tracks at the end of his three- year-old campaign, but sincc Jlls retirement, the chestnut son of Fair Play-Mahubah. has perhaps gamed just as much fame in the StUu. It costs $5000 to have a mare e™ «!»', Ma " o' War-the hl.n™ est stud fee ever charged, and all his mares are privately booked His total number of registered S i S H f , bcen KS ' lolal Clings of Which have come to S2.4W598C Outstanding among his ^,,,5 have been Clyde Van Duscn, 1929 Kentucky Derby winner; the cur- i™ sT ! ns / ltion ' a "d winner of the LL S v ' War Admiral : Cf <" «**. Mars, Bateau, Scapa Flow Genie and American Flag. Not to forget Battleship, who £ored t, ° most recent triumph of al) Every day a colored boy lakes Mm for B brisk 10-mHe run. Me" w he called upon for any great he need for l " at " «£" was, however, when the " an hour. i" "to prime, and Riddle flatly re- i.It as though It were a nit- I* hpfntr /s*t__-j r . * Jt Man o- War, however was i «= Hudson Plays Holt; JohnVMeets Ark-Mo The Hudson Tailor shop meets Holt Funeral Home and John* faces Arkansas! corporation in c ty " e matches at Sud- burys Playhouse tonight. In Friday night games Dr. Pep™d H? I' 11 ? the Ieaglle leadln * lion TH ,f tl d T6rry servke Eta - tlon and Hubbard Hardware company meets Palace cafe. The curious lancelet, a creature classed between the fishes and the Ascldlans, i ias n 0 definitely recoe- nlz«i heart. BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COUR1KR NEWS Man 'o War Celebrates 21st Birthday WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1938 An Added Attraction With nil the aplomb /of a public figure, Man o' War. champion and Mre of clmmnloiis, poses above for a lecture to commemorate His 21st birthday. Retired (o the Faraway Farms pastures of his owner, Samuel Kiddle, at. Lexington, Ky., he leasts on the fnmons blue grass ,-,ml proudly nm.l- nntcs over Ihc record of his progeny. The latest lustre lo the Man o' War record, ol course was added by son Battleship, first American-bred, American-owned horso to win En B laml's Orniul Na- .lonal. Oiilsloiirtluc last year was .sou War Admiral, who won every race he started in and is doing equally well tills year, while grandson Scablscult Rained fame us Hie greatest handicap liorse. The Dope Bucket By J. P. Friend UNOFFICIAL LIST—This week's Sporting News, national baseball weekly, lists 1! Northeast, Arkansas League players—ten from Newport, and one^ froii.K Cnrutliersvtllc-as Ikely U>.-be affected by the recent ruling of Judge Kencsavv Mountain Umdis . . . The unoflidnl list includes Robert (Jack) Frost, right fielder, reserved by IifoneUe, last season with Caruthersville; and Lonnle Etherldge, out- lelder, Thomas c. Graham, pllchcr, Clarence Harris, first baseman, Robert Marshall Ilempliill, pitcher (former Blylhevllle Giant), Thomas Mabry. outfielder; Russell B. May. pitcher; Ocorge Oldenburg, nfleUler; Harold Reiser, shortstop, Arthur Robinson, Vernon Hudy and Donald Trautner,^ Infieldcrs, with Newport . . . DOUBTFUL—If the above list Is correct there arc several angles we liave been unable to figure out . . . How did Hcmphill, Mabry and Sthoridge Imppen to conic under liat category? . . . Elherldse man- iged Batesvillc in 1030 and was inderstood to be a free agent when Thorpe Hamilton persuaded him to come out of his retirement and iclp him out at Newport . . . Mairy had trials with Osceoln and Paragould and upon having the royal order ot tinware bestowed ipon him by Royce Williams, Rebel leader, signed a Newport contract . . . Hcmphill was in Hie raining camp of the Giants and. urning up with a sore nipper shorts' after the season opened, was given the pink slip by Manager Hersclicl Bobo . . . Bobo then mmcdiatcly got. in contact with Hamilton when they came over for i series and made arrangements '•or the righthander lo catch on vith the Cards . . . Tlie Cardinals vere accused of "wash sales" and covering up players in the St. Louis chain Ihat caused Hie Judge lo make them free agents . . . We wondering just how it happened that these three were caught I have an idea that tliey will Smith and niyllicvlllc clubs will be chosen . . . Those left will be placed under oplton with other clubs, depending on ability and rating . . . Bobo is expected to ic- Inrn with his squad about the middle of April and will finish up Ills training al Walker I'nrk. getting re.'idy for the opener here with Caruthcrsvllle Thursday, April 28 . . . The next clay the Giants help pry off the lid in the Southeast Missouri metropolis . . . Bobo has promised lo keep us supplied witlj inlormatlon via niali: of the hap'- penlngs in camp ... lie plans to stop by Hot Springs for a day auc KCK the bangtails run before going- on over . . REED TO FOLLOW — Clyde "Spot" Rcccl. local hoy who made gond with the Giants last year in his first full professional bnscbnll season, suit! yesterday lie Intended (o catch a rattler for Port Smith tomorrow ... "S|»t" appeared lo he in flue shape and expects to have au even better year in 'at tlmn last when he won M nnd lost. 8, mid was fourth among the pitchers in earned rim average with 2.82 . . . Although signed to a Blylhevllle contract, Reed will have an opportunity lo advance Into higher class providing he can innke the grade ... it is the policy of the Giants ( 0 have their litiiyors try out for higher clubs in the Spring and if they look able to step up they will be promoted . . . George Pralt. first taswnan, drove over from his home In Memphis lost week-end (o visit friends nnd Informed us he had not signed his contract ... He discussed the matter with Bobo and said he probably would sign when lie got to Fort Smith . . . He gnvc no reason for nnt • autoirauhmir the document but hinted lliat he hoped to advance from Class D ball . . George had a fairly good season, especially in view of the fact that until near the middle of the season lie wasn't given a definite position assignment ... He finished at first base nnd ranked only 2 points below Harris. Newport. Ihc leader . . . His liitling was improving as the season grew on ... GETTING PLAY—Tommy Turner. C.iruthersville catcher Insl year, is getting quite a play nt Houston where he is getting a trial . . . Tommy played in tlie last game tralllc committee required students lo curry iiccitlent ami liability in- simiHct! and luivc their automobiles leslcd. Of the GOO slutleiU-owned Rickey Then Believed Idea Would Revolutionize Professional Baseball T!v I'AIII, ]>1X I'l.'ili'ii l'm,s rnrir.ipoiulrnt ST. LOUIS UJI'i Glmhi-.stove lusilrfill, viihu'd In Ihc millions of 'Minis nnd wlilch has areju&'tl <:<j!iiinK>:i»m>r Kem-.';nw M. lli.V Wll.'j l;K,.;l.'ll |jy (lip £(, f i0 || h t;;irdinril!i 15 years BKO on a sliotMiiin: Invis'inein of si,5CO, rec- iinls here .show. liianeli Klukoy. vice president cf ll,i' (,'jinlJnals, wi'M-rlved the idcu in IW.'i of "inatcliing brains with c:i]iitnl" after the- Cardinals had M.I in outbid by the New York JiiUHs for tin: services of 11 iinwisiiif; Western Aracciatfon ilay?r. Kt«;key announced his plan In nn iililicss tu the Palmetto, Phi.,) ;liiiml;cr of commerce, j "Cur club is nimble to compels: 'jith wealthy owncis of the Oi-j nits, the New Ycn-k Ynnltci's and, tin 1 Chicago Culis," lu; said. "Inj llic open market we're licked from iliu start. I'Vjrccasl i'amc True "Hut I have an idea that will iTVOliilloniue basrliall." Ricked declared. "I'm going to arrange con- nctions will) smaller'minor league il'ibs. rnul my players nnd dc- ulup them In this minor league And, Le: ! «ve me. some -lay D.o Cardinal.-, will become one r-f strongest orpnnlzlnlom iiipro- ft'sslonal baseball." The Cardinals' ilrst move was to purchase ink'rcst in Fort Smith of the Western Association for $1,500. The wisdom of this move vwns dEinonstraiL'd Ihrec years inter when recruits from the Tort Smith farm—Including such players as Chick Ilnfey, Taylor Coiithli, Flint Riier.j, Bill Ha'lla- lian ami Tommy Thevenow-cur- ried the Cnrdlnals to ihe lo|i of the National Icague in 1920. Ilickey added lo the system HoiiKton cluh. other clubs came just us easily. Syslrin I'uys DivWfudri Virtually no neld was left untouched in the Cardinals' search for talent. Material w as picked up at corner lots, semi-pro fields, high .schools and colleges and distributed for seasoning among the Red Bird farms. There vcre no protests, however, against the Cardinals' system until Die St. Louis team naincd control In tlie National league by winning the pennant In 1028. io:)o ad 1931. By that time, however, other major league clubs hud adopted the Rickey sy.stem. They pur- I chased minor league clubs, used them both as recruiting a nil training grounds. Some sort of | order was necessary and the different clubs agreed not to have nn interest in more than one tenm In a particular league. Violation of (his agreement, observers here believe, is the 'basis for the difficulties between Commissioner Lamlls and the Cardinals. swiftly. of u share <if Syracuse gave the Cardinals ahold in (he Inteinational Ipuguc. The , ,., — — - u ,,mv. Texas lA'iigue lost nart of its in- aiitoniobilcs on the campus, not|dependence when the Red Viml- one Is a "collegiate Ilivver." !,radc n sionirinvfstmejii mil, the . . i nave an idea that tlicy will I l """»y piayea in tlie last game lot be among those included when wiul the SI. Louis Browns and was the official report is made public ! swinging in the cleanup spot . BOBO LEAVES—Manner Her-' Hc ca '" e tl "' ou s'i with a hit. in schel Bobo was to have "left this ! two 0(Ticlal lri l' s to tlle I'latc. drove afternoon by bus for Fort Smith-! in " rl '" nlld llnd follr l"'> ollt * - . where the New York farmhands i R<1 l )Orls arc that - he is cutting quite (other than Jersey city) aud'rook- I 1 r " ! ^ r ," 1 Uio Bnfr ral "l | nn(i fnl ' s - • In this territory are pulling for him - es have been ordered to report for -raining, April 2 ... Bobo will join Frank Brazil, recently named manager of Port Smith, baby member of the Western Association, and Chief Scout Herman Hank.'' DcBerry in whipping the athletes in shape From this !roup the personnel of the Fort to come through . . . George Ku nv.vski. third baseman, is also In the Houston camp . . . "Collegi.ilc Kivvors" Fade Out AMES. la. (UP)—"Collegiate flivvers" have done a dfcnpuearhig acl -' --- state College since Hemorrhoids-Piles CURED WITHOUT SURGERY & GUARANTEED 8»fe, tore and with less discomfort. All diseases »nd condltloru of ntrvouj origin, foot kUmenta »nd liln cancer* l««ttd and cured at our clinic. DRS. NIES & NIES (U Matn Osteopath)o PhTtlcUni Phone BlythtTHIe, Ark. "Lefty" Alexander To Hurl For Giants Again William V. "Lefty" Alexander southpaw pitcher, has been given his unconditional release from the Foil smith club of the Western Association, he wna advised by mail from the New York office of the Giants. Despite the fact that lie lost his Ihrcesiarls last year with the local club, "Lefty" averaged better than 8 strikeouts and was sold to Port Smith. But. in view of his gasoline business at the state line, Alexander notified the Giants he would not consider playing with any other .. club and asked for his release in 1 order that he may be free to si»n \ with Blythevllle. Bobo said this morning that Lefty would be given a contract soon and would hurl for the locals this summer. > *j( Does home need a "Face Lifting"? STRRT^UP TO 40% QUICKER ' -"— ^ WITH A ?ire$tone EXTRA POWER LLRUBBrn SEPA RATO BATTERY Power your .or up ,„ """'""* Kxlrn Ask About Q UF "Cha n g e . Over » p fice Todav , PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. r illi arid W.iliuil Phone 810 Sometimes homes, like people, are taken for granted and signs of weariness go unnoticed. Homes, too, need beauty treatments. They come out of them renewed, refreshed, stimulating once more to all who meet them. Early Spring is the time to plan the "face lifting" of the rooms in which you live. Carefully planned, a little money now can go far. Fortunately, authentic news of the latest, the best designed, the most economical in home furnishings and accessories is printed for you day after day on these pages. National manufacturer and local merchant advertise to help you. Perhaps slip covers on davenport and wing chair , will make faithful but a little weary pieces look like new. Perhaps summer draperies will make your living-room so fresh and gay that you yourself will hardly know it. A new rug may be the prescription that your home needs. A new lamp can light more than a corner—it can shine into the hearts of all who -see it. Glassware, a new table, porch furniture, all can <?nter into your home's face lifting. Look about your home as if you had never seen it— and follow the advertising on these pages! -1:

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