The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1938 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 6, 1938
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, PAGE SIX BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS Sammy Bmigh Appears To Be n Baseball Making Good Bobo To Bring Many New- )»>• NKA Sm'lfi; ALBANY, Oa., April 0."H .Sum- illy Itauxh comes through in, a imi- j Jar leaguer, lie owes evcrytHlng to Stanley Jionlagaray. Unlil Die Frenchman flipped two wide throws corners Here Training Camp Innings of Unit game Hint ou|x»-- lunlly kiwckeil lor Jlaii^li. HoriliiKiiruy tinned Identical errors on two plays, fielding a grounder Jiiid following will) throws to First Hasiman niek Sel- In the rcle of n third baseman, the bert that came In on the third hop. F famous footballer's career as a )' 0 IT! baseball player was miwtnln. Until tossed In at third base, was not given a tumble as BY J. 1>. FRIEND The. Blytheville Giants will return here and hold their first workout «t Walker Park Wednesday afternoon, April 13, Manager Herschel Bobo has advised local authorities, Writing from the New York Giants minor league training cnmfi i\t Port Smith, Bobo snld lie plnn- ned to leave with his crew and heart for Blytheville early Tuesday morning and expected to send his proteges through their paces before local railblrds the next afternoon. . The Glnnts will have a week to polish up before their first exhibition game with the House of David, April 21, unless others arc scheduled earlier. H is likely that Benny Tale will bring his Mayfield, Ky., Clothiers of the Kitty league here Sunday, April 2-1. The following Tuesday night the Giants arc slated to tangle with the Jones- )>oro Ginnt,<j nt Joncsboro. Judging from Bobo's letters there nre going plenty of new faces in the baseball party. Following on the heels of Ills previous announcement that Catcher Prank Mancuso had been oplioncrt to Jenerelte, La., of the Evangellnc- League, and the former University of Olilo tivlns, Hal Grubc'r, second baseman and Woodrow Wills, catcher, had been sent to Millford, Maryland, in the Eastern Shore loop, comes word that Julian Harrington, big right- hander with a world of natural ability bill shy on control, would follow Grubcr mid Wills lo Mill- lord. Bobo also said It wtvs doubtful Unit, Thomas Pullig and Ben IJngle, pitchers, would be returned. " However, he did offer some encouragement with the statement that Clyde "Spot" Rce<l. one of the leading pitchers in the Northeast. Arkansas League lust season, would accompany him. With Lingle n "possibility, Bobo would have n pretty good nucleus for n.-powerful pitching staff. Reed, LJngtc mid William "Lefty" Alexander, southpaw, would give' him three caixible starters. Reed won H and lost 8 In iiis first full season of professional baseball. Lingle, a product or the American League sand- lota nt his home in' Charlotte, S. C., recorded 13 victories and lost but 5. Alexander vros signed late in the season alter drawing his unconditional release from Mobile. He was in no shape and, despite tho .fact that he lost his three starts, averaged better than eight strikeouts per gnme and turned In less than 3 earned runs per nine innings. Bobo expressed hope of gelling ." Et least, n couple, of good, hard hitting outfielders, a department In which the 1937 • champions were woefully weak.. -' • •• "It looks right now like we might have a couple of pretty good outfielders who can hit. Oxley, a big strong right liaud hitter; Joe Curran, another right hander that looks like a good fielder and fair hitter; Kirk, a left hand hitter, who looks to have the makings. Prat I (George, with the club last big league prospect. The Texas Christian product had' never played professional baseball, and it was expect Ing too much ol nn All-American gridiron hern to jump from tin; scn>I-|»rofi;.s.'iloi«il,s l« the majors. Batigh had no design on a Job with the St. Louis Cardinals. "Has Dram!) Kit-key Indicated to you where he's going to scud me?" he asked n baseball writer. "I want to play In the Toxas league. Houston. ! IIOIK, j UiiU'll lie close to home." Then the Red Birds played the Brooklyn Dodders at Clearwatcr, Fl.i., ;md as per custom, Frank Frisch withdrew his regulars after the fifth inning, Bordagaiay 'replacing Art Garibaldi at Ihird base. Bmigli did not even accompany tilt- squad to Clonnvaler. It was In the eighth and ninth "nordngaray almost cost us the S.'mic." rannrkcd Frl.vJi, riding back to St. Petersburg. "lie giive Brooklyn three runs hi the eighth mid three more in the ninth with lii.s silly throws." Frisch had only one alternative In irytnj to solve the problem at third base, lie had to let Baugh lake an occn.slonul whirl. Baiigli has played considerable third base for the Cardinals since breaking in against the Detroit, Tigers. His defensive play has been vcDMJ'knble. It even brought pntlM! Iran l)i//.y Dean when Jay Herman opposed the New York Yankees, untigh started a brilliant double piny on a difficult chance, pulling the Great one out of u tough spot. "Great stuff, Simmy, my boy!" slioulcd nix. Thnl, Uaugh will improve in his hitting and become the Cardinals' regular third baseman now Is the opinion of every member of the club. HBELLTOBF CHITS' RE! The Dope Bucket By J. T. Frtcna OPENING DAY is more than Ihree PITCHER—II weeks olf—22 days lo be exact—until the lid Is pried oil on the Northeast. Arkansas League, bul. I believe 1 can turn prcnhet long enough lo predict, the luirlcr who will toe the rubber for Miirmgcr Her.schcl Bobo's defending champions ... it Is none other than Clyde "Spot" Reed, the Blytheville youngster who chose his home (own to make good In the profcsslonn) baseball world . . . While this Is nothing more than a guess and there Is not an lola of "offlclalness" about II. I have reasons lo believe It will pan oul that wuy . . . know for a certainly (hat Bobo Is ubsoliilcly "sold" oil IJccd and predicts a bright future for him . .. He picked him from the first day he saw him tossing to the hitters In practice before the season started last year His "high fast one" ami unerring control cnnght his fancy and he confided to me lhat allciuoon utter showers that "tliat kid Ilccit showed soniu- Ihing." . . . To have a unlive son hurl / the Fust rsame would hiivc 'a dcfliiilc ii|i|jcnl from n publicity standpoint . . . And I know (lint Messrs. Fred Snlib:i, n 1 hns been firound long enough ;o know "what H'.s all about" and Is highly elated over the chance lo atone for lust, season . . . With competent material--and he likely to get It from the liees —we look for the West Virginians lo be up in the running ... It will be Interesting to watch them. PRA'fT IMPRESSIVE —George Pratt, the Mcmphlan who handled Ihrcc jobs—outfield, third and first base for the Giants In "17, is olf to nn Impressive start at Fort Smith Sport writ- ln the twin city have picked him oul a.s one of the dutslniid- Ed first another prospective Blytheville Glnnt ing outfielders In camp Haguskus, slated to do the basing for the Uobonii'ii. Is drawing attention. . Manager Uobo hasn't even discussed any possibilities, but there is n possibility that Pratt be given every opportunity lo find n place In ihe. lineup—provided he is returned . He was one of lli« most, conscientious players here last season . He works hurd. and Is In t'le ball game rill the Itiuc . . . We could use more with his fine team spirit, and If lie't make the grade In higher class this year I, for one. hope \vc got him back. STAR THIRD BASEMAN—Will' young Dvorak sho'.vinR up so \vel —and he Is a baseman— Bobo, et are not going to year), of course, can fill in tiny- overlook nny bets in an effort, to pull the fans through the lurn- sliles ... I shall get farther out on the well known limb by predicting Hint "Lefty" Alexander will pitch the first Sunday game, May I, with Joncsboro . . . This Is also based on Ihe same reasons . . . "Lefty" is working out daily at the . high school and is determined to make good . . . It will not only help him physically but financially as well . . . If lie gels Koing like he is capable his gasoline business at the. where. Tom Neill. a left hand hlt- ier, looks good lint he may be kept here." Apparently there is a dirge,o.f gocxl infielders in camp who ire r eligible for the local club. "I only see two goorl Infielders, neither very strong with the bat. Raguskus, first baseman, a wonder- fill fielder and Dvorak at third the same. Nowak will probably stay Viere and play .second, Pete Pavich will have a hard fight to stay here but I won't get him," Bobo writes. Jack Kelly spoke highly of Ra- guskas' fielding ability while en rente lo camp. He is a left hander with good form. Dvorak, picked up during the New York baseball school at Baton Rouge, has drawn the praise of Frank Brazill, r^n Smith manager, Hank DeBerry, Giant scout and minor league manager, as well as Bobo, according to newspaper accounts. Nowak has more than measured up lo advance notices and has just about cinched a place at second. He has been hitting hard and fielding well, Ed Gumbert. si brother of the National League champions' Harry Gumbert, Is a certainty to be one of Bobo's catchers, he says. "Skip" said he "looks fairly good now but! may look better In a week." He! gave no indication as to who would • he the ether receiver. Slate Line improvement alike . . . vill show n rlecided .' . . Ftins are nil They like a winner and will pool their etfoi-l to encourage . . . That's n tip, "Lcl- r" . , . Make the best of it! OWNER-MANAGER K E R lilt's owner-manager "Wee Dickie" Kcrr now . . . The one time toast of major league pitchers, who won two games in. the 1919 world series despite the fact that his mates were doing their durndesl. to heave It away .announces he 1m purchased n hunk of stock in the Huntinglon, \V. Vn., club and would manage them . . . He will work under the banner of we wonder where l-.e will play Bubo does get him . . . The ski per himself Is slated for the hot corner, n position l.e led In (ield- ing last season If Dvorak can beat him out—and Bobo wll not try lo hold him— I wouldn't be surprised tJ see Bobo move over lo second . . . Herachel has played every position in the infield, and do not- overlook the fact that he was one of the oilchcr.s in the' Cotton State. League In still go . peralive that heyday I think he be somewhere cvety day kids need him. and It is in there Dog-Catch-Dog Theory Works lor Pound Man the Boston Bees . Dick should beat what he did last veav at Wausau. Wis. His experience the Lumberjacks Is still LINCOLN PARK. Mich. (UP) — Tills city boasts a four-fooled official In deputy dog catcher "0n- kle," large canine assistant lo Waller Early, dog catcher. Working on the theory that "dog catch dog" would make his job Si per cent easier. Early iniprcsscc "Unkte." husky, fast and part Do- bcrman I'inscher. Into service as "deputy" two years ago. Unlike technique includes befriending the prospective victim and leading him lo the dog wagon. If he falls in that, he pins the dog and stands guard over him until Early arrives with his net. Tcrry In Standing Pat Really Makes National Look Like Minor HV HAKKV «KAYSON NEA St-'i'i'lre Sports Rdllor MEMPHIS. April 5,-Carl Hub- icll's sum-up of the National .eiigue this spring Is the best I've "Things look about the same," inys Hub, "The only difference is hat my aim Is a year older." Hubbell has been Bill Terry's nwil ticket .since Ihe TwIbleiOnc assumed command of the New York Glanls In mid-season, 1932, and was an ID-game winner th'rce years previous. The Polo Grounders were panic- stricken when tile great soulhpav; osl Ills cunning last July. The gentlemanly Oklalionmn recovered t In time lo win 22 games null ead the National league In that leparlmenl as well as winning XM'ccnlagc and strikeouts. lint even Hubbell and his vub- jer arm can't go on forever, and, ns Ihc Qinnls Irek home, the boys ire wondering what will happen vhcn the master cracks up. Despite his outfit's miserable showing ngnlnsl the Yankees itr he world series. Terry stood pat, •enlly making the National look ike another minor. And things aren't especially bright, with (lie Giants' principal' arm, Jersey City, studded with well sterling youngsters as Frcd- The outfield is nil right, provided Vaglng :i 1'lldirr With Slick Casllemaii n big •mcsUon mark, the Glant.s need •mother first-rule pitcher unless Hubbell, Cliff Melton, Hal Sclm- nncher, nix) Ilnrry Gumbert tire o curry practically the entire hod. Bill Lohriuan of the new crop became something of u disappointment following n promising sl«rt. Burgess Whitchcad .scarcely will lie In shape la start nt second base, due lo bis appendectomy. The jray-haired Lou Chlozza Is filling In acceptably, mid outside of that there Is llllle new to report. The catchers are the same, Gus Mmicuso and Harry Dunning, save Hint nt the oul.sel their rankings are likely to be reversed, with the Los Angeles Hebrew Inking over Ihe flrst-slrlne job. Terry once more Is (o go along with a patch-work job . at first base, where Johnny McCarthy and Sambo Ixwlic continue to divide the chores. Dick Bnrtell is far and mvny the best ball player in the infield. Mel Ott won't be an accomplished third baseman if he Iries for n.s many years a.s he spent in right field. with a hit is a great asset, but that Hani: Lcibcr stands up in center. Bill McKcchnte, who managed him for years in Boston, asserts that Wally Bcrger simply won't hit unless he is played regularly. ,ioc Moore will continue to get on base, ami Jim Hippie wui't fold up jii ihe clutches. Speaking of the current controversy fn_ regard to the National League's system of play beins; nil wet. Terry insists that anyone w.'io snys thai players do not need to learn mechanical perfection in the finer points of their craft, nnis'. be crazy. Close to Hie Vest "A. man who can bust up a gnme with a hit os a great asset, but he Is wotth twice us much if lie also can save a gnme by being a nightmare Working without help of a major lengiie club. Kerr tried to mtike the grade with a club (hat was little better than "semi-pro" Of course, he finished where he should have with the bunch he had—in the cellar . . . But he peddled five players to high classification . .. Girylioumls ditch Jack ST. THOMAS. Ont. Greyhounds arc beintr used by hunters in this clistiict to hunt jacKiabbils, and can catch >.r>ch ;;ir-y within ,1 .-unrVr ol ,t jmle nornv.: winter conditions. cc-- rding to Utnu Tnri'iilc, En-- e WHicle'i WARPAINT I'op Warner, Temple foolbiill, coach, lends • a personal touch : lo Ihe Owls' spring grid piooa. ' gallons by pnlnling stripes'on, Ihc- boys' helmets. The Old I'OK , 'wields » wicked brush, tjo.' and were right up there with a earn of weak hitters. "Look at the two leagues. In .he National, you've gol four or ive teams of nearly equal strength, and alwayTs n close and exciting •ace down the stretch. In the American, you've got the Yankees and seven teams that are nowhere." » Which is just where the Giants will finish In world .series as long as Terry )>crsists in playing for hat one run in these days of the iioppcd-up ball. Bui the Giants may still be the ocst of a mediocre National League lot. After all, they still have Hubbell, ind perhaps Blondy Ryan will come up with a- new slogan. Dick Kerr Lands lob As Pilot Dick Kerr, hero of the memorable 191D Blnck Sox world series, announced today that he had purchased part Interest- and woulc manage the Huntinglon, West Virginia, Club of the Mountain Slat League. Final arrangements were completed this week with President E. M. Mldkiff, a former learn mate on the 1916 Memphis Chicks, now a justice of the jwace at Huntington. Kerr plans to leave al»ul Apr! 1 20 for Evansville, Ind., where he will select his players from the camp of the Boston Bees which hns a working agreement. Huntinwloi formerly was in the Middle Atlantic League but transferred it's franchise Oils year. "Wee Dickie", as he was knowi while a star southpaw pitcher foi the Chicago White Sox. managec Ihc Waiisau, wis., Lumberjacks of the Northern League, in 1Q37, returning to the game after an absence of almost- a decade. fine defensive player," points out Memphis Bill. That's the way we play ball in our league. We do not plan to give the other team runs, and Ihci count on scoring more by sheer power. In the American League, they don't .seem to care how many j the other club makes. We do care, j "We stress defense. All the learns! In our league play that kind of ball, and we believe it lo be the! baseball. The Boston Bees played that kind of hall last year, Sextet Lauds 7G7-lli. Sluripinn NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C (UP) — A sturgeon weighing TOT pounds wns landed here by six fishermen. It was one of the largest ever taken from the Prase river. The men battled for three hours before bringing the stu geon alongside their boat. Lenti, Lynch and Barnett Golf Winners J. F. Lenli won the bogey prize in a blind bogey golf tournament at the Blytheville country club Sunday. B. A. Lynch won low net score prize and W. T. Barnelt won high net score prize. 24 HOUR FRIGIDAIRE SERVICE Only Authorized Service In Mississippi County Commercial or Residence J«t» Phone 67 E. B. Gee Sales Co. E. B. Gtt, Mfr. 1*9 S. Second St. SAVINGS ON USED CARS ALL * 1931 Chevrolet Coupe .......................................... $99.00 Rims good-Good Tires 1935 Plymouth Sedan ....................................... $199.00 Good Shape . . . No Trade 1937 G. M. C. i/ 2 tonPick-Up ................... $575.00 Clean, Losv mllcacc. 18" Wheels. 1935 Chevrolet % ton truck ....................... $175.00 A Bargain 1936 G.M. 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Pl f^jB M C " "'ho seek tlu- good things w in life . . . who enjoy the succulence ol' oysters Rockefeller ... the aroma of an ancient hrniuly . . . the fragrance of an old briar pipe in- vm-iahly seek, and wear, the good lliing* in clothes. Ami invariably, on Raster, you'll sec well dressed Bl'ythcville men wearing comfortable, casual clothes fiitlorcd by [fart fiehafi'ner & Marx. Hart Schaffner & Marx GULFWEIGHT REPP STRIPES Here is the famous 48-oimce Gulfweiijht stiil (hat's muking a new chapter in the history of men's wear. Wear it today, ;ill summer long and well into the fall. A smart new Spring pattern weave is (his exclusive Repp-Stripe. Hart Schaffner & Marx GULFWEIGHT CHALK STRIPE WORSTEDS $ 35 Again we present stripes ami this time it is the favorite Chalk Stripe executed in Gulfweipiht worsteds. Choose from a popular Springtime shade o!' Platinum grey. Hart Schaffner & Marx GULFWEIGHT TWEED SPORT SUITS Tweed sport suits in featherweight cloth is a decided Blytheville hit. Springtime shades are Loval Green and Tudor Grey. Plain back, patch pocket models, loo, if you desire. Prep Suits - - - $13.75 Four Star Worsteds $25.00 Trumpeter Gaberdines $30.00 Triple Test Worsteds $35.00 MEAD'S 315 WEST MAIN STREET

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