The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1938 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 2, 1938
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' PAGE 'SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS 1ETS m SPOTS Portside Prodigy Youth Must Have Fling , Elsewhere; Bo n u r a Should Increase Power By IIARRV GKAVSON Shorts Kdilur, NBA Service 'ORLANDO, Fin. — Washington got what it needed, but not nil It. needed, In trading Joe Knhel l« the Chicago White Sox for ZtK' Bonura. I I doubt that even the vaunted, power of the New Orleans Halian | will put the Nationals In the fust division of the American League as Clark Griffith and Ducky Harris so fondly hope.. Even if the Senators obtain good pitching, which is questionable, they are tankliiE on too many old men In key spots-Kit!' Perrell behi.-ul the bat, Huddy Myer at .second, and Al Simmons in left fltld and, in an important place In the tatting order. But Bomnii provides them wild a savage right-haml swatter who breaks up their long string of left-hand hitters. Ant! the .New Orleans Italian iiot only bangs a much longer bill than Kuhel, but is two years younger, and has. more fighting spirit. Kuhel Is the superior defensive man, but in these days of the lively ball, when base-runners] stand around waiting to be' knocked in. potent pokes in the pinches cover a vast degree of tangtefootedness in (lie field. Has Plenty of Fire There are worse fielding (list basemen in the majors than Bo- nurV, however, ami he is fast ' enough, nnd likely to be a belter performer in Washington livery than he vviis for Jimmy Dykes. Bonura got it into his head Ihul he was indispensable in Chicago, where last summer he was voted the most popular player on the city's two major league clubs. The Pale Hose gave up n corking attraction, too. Bojinra is a corking competitor who dearly loves his base hits. It is a. treat to see him kick up \vhen lie swate a liner into an opposing jilayer's hands. But lie consistently hits safely often and timely enough to bat in something arouild 310 runs, and that isn't going lo hurt the Senators. > '• It. seems nutiirnl to see Leon Gcslin back in a Washington uniform. Griffith started the Goose otT in 1922, and Um most dislinc- tiie athlete In the business quickly helped the (.Silver Fox to t"'o Hags. Ooslln had to be fetched back from the St. Louis Browns before the Nats copped again; nnd when they shipped him to Detroit that entry went dlrcclly on to two lints urn! a world championship. Maybe Gri tilth and Harris are playing a hunch, but. the Goose, made' ft free agent by the Tigers, "ywtll be carried as an extra fly ttmser and for pluch-liiltiii'g purposes If he shows anything of liis Wd form in workouts. Pins Hopes on Rooks .Washington's pitchers are Wes 11 Ferrcll, Monte Weaver. Eton Hogsett, Pete Applcton. Ken Chase, .limmy DeShong. Emll Leonard, Joe .Kolilmnn, and Joe Krflkaus- l;as. Harris has great faith in the southpaws. Chase and Kraknuskas, Recalled from Chattanooga In the middle of Inst season. Chase! . twice beat Red Ruffing and ilie Yankees. 2-1 nnd 4-2. In his victory over the men of Joe Mc. Carthy in New York, he struck A out Lou Gehrig and Bill Dickey with the bases loaded. Krakauskas bagged four while dropping one decision for the Senators last fall after winning 14 .and losing 9 for a poor Trenton outfit. He is a 203-pound. C-foot 1-Inch Canadian Lithuanian. Leonard, a right-hander with knuckle ball, was dratted Iron Atlanta, where he accounted for, J5 games while losing 1 8, after being out for seven weeks, due to illness. He served a hitch with Brooklyn. All the 24-year-old Kohiman did in 1937 was win 25 of 26 for Salisbury of the Eastern Shore. He tunied in n pair of no-hitters. He : has good action, and Harris bc<?s to state, that he fears that this ISO-pound right - hander might do. There's Always Bluege Mickey Livingston and Jake Early, who shifted between Chattanooga and Charlotte last. trip, will have to help Rick Ferrcll unless somebody else can be SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1938 Weaker Sex? Frank Gotch Would Be Horrified Three Pilots Get Class A Chance; Four Chicks. Gel Opportunity Twenty-four Northeast iiBiii- pluyors, many of them wiio played ih< h |ii:,i profisslonal baseball l:t l ,t year, lire Matc-d for serv- Ivi; in 1'ustiT company this sea- .'oii. Most uf tlic yount; jXTform- ri s have bi'f-n given contracts by '/ui'ioiis Class C minor len^iic- clubc;, but M'trral urc Ix-inn tried out l>y leuins o! higher clusfslMcalloii on tin' Joiiff road lo lb<; major leagues. l : Giir members of the clmmpion- >:h!p Dlylhevllle Gljmts are ccjli- c«iid a Kooil chance lo lunct Ix-illis wIUi Fort Smith in the Wi-sU-in Association by ; Jack. KdiwurU, j-.ccirotury U> Manager HID Tci-j-y ot UK New York Ot- iints, ov.'iii'i-s of Hie Poll Smith. anil Ulylhevlllc teams. Schwartz. In 11 letter to J, P. Frlemi, Northeast Arkansas league statistician. .Indicated thai John V. "Jack" Kelly niut Ben l.luele, right handed pitchers, prank Mimeiiso, catcher, anil Pete Pnvlch, shortstop, would probably play with Fort Smith tills £oasoii. Kelly Is actually under contract to Jersey Oily, another link In the Giants' farm system, but lias been ordered lo report to Fort Smith. Uncle. Mancuso and Pnvlch have signed Port Smith contracts. Technically, all members of the Blylhevlllc tenm will l>e given try- oiits with Foil Smith, bill Julian Harrington, Thomas Pullig, and Clyde "Spot" Reed, pitchers, Ha! Oruber and Cleoige Pratt, Infleld- ers, and Woodrow Wills, catcher, are still tinder contract to Blytheville although they too will train nt Fort Smith. Kefusc.s Clmiico to CUmb Probably the only player In the league to refuse n chance to advance was W. V. "Lefty" Alexander, who contract in remain at ortler home the Giants season, will well known local left-hander, turned down a Fort Smith that lie might In BlyUievllIe and attend lo his service station business. Alexander, who joined at the cud of last agam be a member of Manager Hcrschel Bobo's mound stalf. "Spike" Hunter, who managed the Jonesboi'O club last year and who will pilot the Hot Springs ontvy in Ihe Cotton States league Ihis• season, has taken two : .'of his players with him. They are Albert "Lctly" Tolles, outfielder and pitcher, and Paul Rucker, catcher. It Is no secret that Hunter Is sold on the work of Tolles and Rucker and they will probably make the grade at the Spa. iharles Robert, fence-busting' bul- flelder wllh Jonesboro last year is now under contract lo Greenville. Miss., In the cotton States. From the Paragould Rebels ser/en iwrformcrs got the call to higher company; They arc Jack Qranlliain and Dcwcy Lackey, outfielders. Pal Pasley nnd Joe Walker, infielders, Hay Hawkins. 'left- handed pitcher, and Fred Walker and John Martin, catcher. These players arc also under conlracl to Greenville, Miss., another farm of the Memphis Chicks, owners of the Pnragould franchise. Pilot* High Jumpers Three members of the Caruthm- Buddy Myer Zcke ISonura Girls Swap s Grips Here On Monday A couple of women wrestlers, who attracted one of the biggest audiences ever to crowd inio the Legion arena when they appeared here last summer, again be covered. That the mup. Cecil Travis and en the cawl Moiitay night. They are Miss Mildred Burke, clahn- ant to the woman's wrestling championship, and one of her principal rivals, Miss Betty Lee. When the two performed here previously Miss Burke successfully defended her crown, tossing Miss Lee In v.vo out of three falls. The persistent contender, howev- just nbout .sizes! er. continue.? to try with the hope (that she will be able to turn the Buddy Lewis;tables and • take good care of the left side of the infield, with Johnny Mihalic and old Ossie Bluege the surplus hands in that department. The outfielding regulars at the outset will be Simmons, Mel Almada, and Johnny Stone. Taft Wright, a fat kid who hit .318 for Chattanooga, and George Case, who came up from Trenton last fall batting an even .300,. seek terths. case runs like War Admiral. v Bonura's coming probably means that- Otomy Wasdell, the highly- touted recruit for .whose contract , OilfTlth gave the Minneapolis club Cart Reynolds and Red Kress and encash, will b« returned to. Chat- r > {onoogn. As the. Inimitable MlqiW Oon- would say, "Good field. No the title. They nil! wrestle for the best two out of three falls, one hour time lim- Soaring Pilots To Try Winds of Southwest WICHITA FALLS. Tex. (UP) — The Soaring Society of America will hold an experimental expedition here April 10 to May 8 lo test snilplaning conditions over Ihe Great Plains. The meet will allract many nationally known sailplane pilots, cn- IhusiasU and designers. Among those who already have announced plans to attend are Lewln Barrlnger of Philadelphia manager of the Soaring Society; Richard DuPont. 1937 American soaring champion; Chct Decker 1030 national champion; Emil Lc- hccka. New York champion, and Dr. Karl Lange. head of the rc- Miss Mildred Burke, who probably receives more general recognition as champion of feminine wrestlers than any male "champ- Ion" does . as kingpin of various wrestling circuits, will appear here Monday night with Betty Lee ns her opponent. Miss Burke and Miss Lee met here some time ago. Terry, Palace Defeat Dr. Pepper, Hubbard Terry Service station continued to maintain Us undefeated pace at the head of the City Bowling league by beating Dr. Pepper last night at Sudbury's Playhouse. In another match Palace cafe won over Hubbard Hardware company. Bert Looney, league leading scorer, was high scorer for Palace with 210. Warrington led Terry with ISO, Johnson paced Dr. Pepper with 187 and Buchuniin led Hubbard Team Terry Johns Holt Palace Dr. Pepper Hudson ... Ark-Mo ... Hiitibanl .. with 181. Standings blk W. L. Pel. C 0 1.000 .833 .007 5 1 4 2 . 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 .333 2 4 0 S 0 G .000' .000 Boh Grcyoiy, lightweight .wrestling champion of Kuiopo, may not set the mat world on Ilic during his American tour, but he sure does know how to brinx the photographers Hocking. He is bhown above "in training" at hie New York hotel, assisted by his pretty wife, the- Princess Baba, dnughler of the white Rajah ot Sarawak. (Editor's note—Maybe it's the princess who brings the cameramen Hocking.) At any rate, some of the old-timers hardly would recognize the rigors of such a training grind. their needs and moguls then will see what they can do about it. providing no connection cnn be assured for the cards . . . Despite the fact llmt the Newport prexy made his recent assuring statement that "Newport won't quit," il is an open secret that they will need help ... PLAYERS LEAVE-Clyde "Spot" Reed, local contribution lo organized baseball, and John P, (Jack) Kelly, Hartford, Conn., pitchers, left this morning for Fort Smith where they go into training for the coming diamond campaign . . . Fans here are wondering If either or both arc to be returned here this summer While Reed is under contract to BlytlievIHe and Kelly holds a Jersey City document, both arc to be given every opportunity to make good in the Class C Fort Smith club . Of the two i would say that Kelly stands the better chance to stick tills year, but I wouldn't be .surprised if both arc not retained . Reed The Dope Bucket, By J. P. FWend FINALLY ARRIVES—The long awaited official report of the hon- onible Kcnesuw Uindis finally hit print While severe enough, It "wusri'l (jiilte as lough as flral vllle Dinnt would like to have another season under Manager Herschel Bobo and It Is unanimous with the Blylhe- vUlc fans and the skipper himself . . . Kelly likes Blythevllie too and it wouldn't make him a bit mad if lie were sent back here, if the remuneration were the same, of course . . . KelJy appears to be in fine condition ... He is some fifteen |M>iinds heavier than he was last year and expects that added, avoirdupois to give added zip on his fast ball and give him more stamina . . . Reed stays in shape Ihe year round . . . He has been Juggling feed all fall and will need but little conditioning, other than building- up his hurling arm. lo !te ready for the opening gong- . . . PINE PROSPECT — Kelly took lime out to praise a future Blythe- lle Pilots last season will jump League . indiciUcd . . . Only 13 instead of the reported 100 players were declared fugitives from 22 "farms" of the St. Louis Cardinals . . . Ini'huled were two from caruthers- vlllc and six from Newporl, members of the Northeast Arkansas They were: August n longr way toward the majors if, Asselineh and John Pershlng Hodg- they can mate good In Class A son (Carutlieisvllle); and Harold with Houston. Texas, in the Texas I Reiser, Arthur Robinson. Donald League. Tommy Turner, calcher, iTraulnev, William E. Riley, Robert George Kurowskl. third baseman,I O'Brien, and Russell May , . . and Al Snceman, center fielder i Conspicuous by their absences'are with the Pilots last year, are those i 'he names of the three— Lonnie trying oil with Houston. Harrison EUiorldgo, Thomas Mabry and Mar- Wlckel. manager at Caruthers-t shall Hemphill' — signed as free vllle last yenr. is all set In an-1 n s c » ts who were listed to go by other managerial berth in Class; thc Sporting News this week . . . C baseball with New Iberia, La.. 1 Uelng left out may cause Hemphlll in the Eviingeline League. i some embarrassment as he signed Two Newport pitchers are trying' Monday with Oreenwood. Miss., of (or places on Hie Cotton States tlie Cotton States League, thinking circuit. Mnr.shnll Hemphill may tllal hc wns sllve lo ^ '™ de » make the erode at Greenwood, free agent . . . Robbing them of Miss, anil Russell May, veteran tlie l''W s wfls not really the righthander, has signed a contract < 1( "" 1 ;8 | "? Wow lo the Newport ""••"««'- , But eliminating the as their sponsor cost with Pine Bluff. Osceola. which relinquished its Cardinals . St. Louis season and may put on the niush- franchise'in the Northeast Arknn-' thc . m S1600 each KM loo;) to Dalfsvillc, may have ! , J , nl>0111 I three former Indians promoted toi m B lollclies • • • higher leagues this year. Grady LEAGUE MF.EmNQ — Definite Mills, outfielder, and Joe Ifraba.' ncllon on the Newport, problem will pitcher, have contracted to per-1 to decided tomorrow at Paragould form for Meridian, Miss., in thcl wh<! » tllc NE A directors go into Southcaslern league, a. Class B; thclr fllml business huddle before circuit. John Miller, who also wosi "> e seas °n opens, April 28 lasl 1 Yesterday was the deadline !or the t. Chinese Ching Lee, who last week lost to n.iul Lopez In his first appearance in the local arena, again appears on the card as Hie opponent of Eddie Malonc. The] oriental U adept with the Japanese leg lock and several other holds, hut Malone will probably be able lo malch this with Ills strength and durability as well as hb willingness to batlle. was scl under updraft conditions similar to those existing over the Texas plains, and expedition leaders expressed confidence that a new American record would be established here. N'ew York City has a population estimated at more' than 6,000,000. but Its greater urban district, including large cities across the Hudson, etc.. contains nearly 0,500,000 persons. Ordinarily, one can see up lo a dozen meleors on a clear night, but on the night of October D 1933, the earth passed through a swarm c« these Email particles, each of whlcJi became white hot due to .friction causM by die fcarth's atmosphere, Hemorrhoids-Piles CURED WITHOUT SURGERY & GUARANTKKU Safe, mre and with ><* dbcomfort. All diseases and condition! of nerooi orljln, fool ailment* nnd ikla c»nc*n ImUcd u»d tured »t onr clinic, DRS. NIES & NIES OiUopathlo Fhnfeteni SU Mtln Phonc M WTtlttTlDc, Art. He Is EifRugus- kus. left handed first baseman, who lutils from Ills home town . . . According fo "Nifty", Ruguskus Is a sweet, fielder, a better limn average hitter, uml should make tlie grade without much trouble . . . Jack played against him In several last, year and Ruguskus showed to a decided advantage . , He should be improved irith the year's play in semi-pro ranks . , . He is "about IT and nrther tall. LOOK OUT—A clipping from one ot the Birmingham papers reveals an insight on the future of Bly- thcvllle's two'varsity members of the University of Alabama . . . "Coach Thomas has been reflecting and pondering on Ihe results ol Spring football since the training period ended. Asked to name tlie two newcomers who impressed him the mast, lie designated Paul S]iencer. .strapping fullback, first A, R. Wetcnknmn & Co. Agent 1 : Memphis Tent & Awning Co. Call 187, 758 or 330-W for Free Estimates. Blytheville. Ark. WASH & GREASE §1.00 Wash, Grease, Poll-, h anil ....... . .......... §5.00 R. SCHMUCK Esso- Station in autt Division vfflxcrt H. and Fred r>avis. Sinstoii-bullt laek- le, second, then inklecl' Ed Hickerson, the 230-pound guard, as a sort of a postscript ..." Of all the veterans, Thomas thinks Gene Blnckwell, Arkansas product who lettered ;is a soph second-team end last fall, showed the most improvement: "Blackwell cnn play either end," declared Conch Thomas, "and he'll give the' boys n tussle." As foe deciding between Charlie Boswell and Hcrky Mosley as the left halfback, Thomas lins put it clown as unfinished business to be completed in September. "Mosley did tlie best passing and punting." he said, "and Bos- running." illd the best blocking- and A life insurance iiollcy based on the life of a. man In Delaware is regarded ns the largest in the world. He is insured for $5,000,000. GLENCOE BARBER SHOP Earl E. Parker, Prop. Glencoc Hotel Bldf. 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