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PAGE BCE :, '{ARfcy, COUKTCR NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST '4, 1939 Rates Steady timploymenl St. Louis Remains Favorite Outside Reds With Sjwrls .Writers BY GEOiRGE K1RKSEY United Press SlafT Correspondent NEW YORK, Aug.' 4.—(UP) — Even with lalk of rebellion In their ranks, the St. Louis Cardinals remain (lie favorites of the press box to challenge the Cincinnati Reds for the National.League pennant— that Is, if any dub is able to get within hailing distance of the men of McKechnie. The Cards made hay while the sun shone yesterday by clicking off a double victory over the Bees, 5-1 and 4-3, and trimmed the Reds' lead to 9Vj games. The Reds, beaten two days hand running by the Giants, failed to .get a chance to show Hint Uielr slump was only temporary in the gel-away name. Bucky Walters, ready to go after his ninetieth victory, was kept in the starting box by rain and wt!l pitch against the Dodgers under the lights tcnlght. AH lalk of the feud between Joe Medwick and Ray Blades has thrown cold water on the Cards' faint pennant hopes. Medwick may be sulky and show his displeasure at some of Blades' decisions, but he isn't g3lng to start any' dissension on the St. Louis club. Blades is the boss mid is hacked up by the front office. If the Carlcret, N. .1., Hungarian gets tough about it, Blades may level down on him good nix! proper. With County Slaughter, the disappointing rookie of last year starling to hit, Blades can gel along with an outfield of Pepper Martin • Terry Moore, and Slaughter i: Medwick decides lie's too good foi the Cards. , Apparently, (hough, Medwick hn been given n talking lo by someoni with a IHlle more snvvy than tlv headstrong Hungarian. Medwick hi a homer nnd single in the firs game but was held hitlcss in th nightcap. Slaughter hit a homer in each game, the second cue coming with one on and winning the nightcap. Lon Warneke, who allowed eight hits in the opener, nnd Morton Cooper, who gave up nine in the nightcap, were the winning pitchers. With two rookies starring, the Cubs beat the Phillies, 9-6. Oul- ' fielder Bill Nicholson hit two triples and n single and Shortstop BDbby Mattick got n single nnd a double in the Cubs' 13-hil attack Brooklyn moved into a fifth place tic with the Giants by clipping the Pirates, 4-1, behind Tot Prcssncll's eight-hit hurling. Hudson scored the winning run tvlien he singled stole second, and counted on Lnya- getto's hit; The Yanks came out of their slump with n bori&r, clouting out 1C hits and.thumping the Tigers, 123 to end their three-game losing streak. Joe DlMagglo hit homers . Nos 10 and 11. Bill Dickey hit No. 17 and Red Rolfe No. 8, Monte Pearson worked easily for his ninth victory. The Red Sox ran amok in the eighth innhie, scoring nine vims to wallop the Indians. 17-6. Joe Crcnin hit two doubles in the big inning. Bob Doerr had four hits, and Crcnin and Tatar three apiece. Johnny Broacu was the victim of the eighth inning uprising. ! With George Cnsc having a field day, Washington won from the Browns, 9-5. Cnse hit a triple, double, and single and stole three bases to make his season's tolfll 31. The White Sox scored nine runs in three frames to beat the Athletics, 3-1. Johnson's 15th homer • and Hayes' 13th featured the A's counter rally in the third. Yesterday's hero—George Case, Washington 'speedster who made three hits and stole three bases as Closcup of Don Padgett of St. ].ouis Cardinals and his .437 batliii: wing. Today's Sport Parade By Henry Mcl/cntorc NEW YORK, Aug. •! (UP)—High above Times Square, almost within reaching distance of the hands on the Paramount clock, a man who Is living for the future revelled in the past today. Sometimes with U\!k, sometimes with panlominc, Ijillle Jimmy lory <is September In New O) leans, 1832. nnd September i Philadelphia. 192(i. Thai's Johnston's story, anywa; Rivals Would Make Full Use Of Sludger's Power 1 Drives Johnston recaptured two long ago September days to strengthen him for a September clay that is yet to Nashville Pouvs It On Travelers To Keep Sec- come. Buck throiiyh (he years he went o New Orleans of 1892 and tlifi afternoon that Jim Corbctt, handsome, gentlemanly bank clerk, oncl Place By Unilrd 1'rcss speared and danced through .the Tlic Nashville Vols were on the upper-end of the sec-saw for second cc In the Southern Association loday after taking a double-header from the Little Rock Travelers. blistering sun to bring about the downfall of the mighty John L. "They said Corbett was a fancy Dan. a powder pnlf puncher, who wouldn't last n round with the Boston strong boy. Jim was a 100 to I shot, but they paid off on him in thn 2lst. round." Johnston conjured tip Hie dismnt I1V I1AKHY (JKAYKON Nli'A Service S|inrl.s Kdltor rtivnl Knttontil League manac.eis iinnol understand why the St. .ouis Cardinals do not employ Don J iWilson Padgett and his .437 baling average steadily in right field, vhtire he belongs, Instead of ex- •ntliiB every once In u while wilh the Norlh Carolina slugger ii'liintl Hie plate. Indeed, they are thankful that Branch Rickey persists in Irylnx o make a catcher of the redhead ,vho does not yet get Ihe ball away lo bases quickly enough to .suiL j (aymond IJIadcs, Don Padgett is the most feared litter In the older this writing. "Padgett is too much for us," iny.s William nnrotd Terry of the Gliinls. "We can ' handle Joe Medwick ,iretly well this year and Johnny Mine hurts as like lie always did. But Padgett gives us the v;orsi time of nil. "Early In the season I liiul u:y pitchers throwing fnsl balls to Padgett. We had to stop that he- fore somebody v:as killed by the line drives lie hit. "During our last visit In St. t.otils we talked it over and I finally said 'Pitch him curve balls. Mnke him hil a curve.' Padgett came up to pinch hit with the bases full nnd we threw him curves. On about Iho second one he decided lo swing. And although It was a good curve he hit'it clear over the right field pavilion. "Now we'll throw him slow stuff. "At least he'll have to use his own power to get distance." • * * UliATH, STANDOUT OF '3*. IS DKNIIIU OPI'OKTIINITY nut Uic Red Birds' mistake with I'adgctl, if it is n mistake, clocsn t match that, of .lite Cleveland cUib in Ihe case of John Geoflrey Ilealh. , . „ With Hie Indians crying for oasc hits, Oscar Vitt hns kept the hus- Garuthersville Society -^- Personal When "Biff," a puppy, got "porky" with a porcupine at Boise, Idn., the nhnve w;is the painful result. His muzzle full of bristly quills, "BIJt" was given an anaesthetic, the quills pulled out will! pliers. ky Washington lad in the dugout At Ihe conclusion of the last campaign . . - his first in the Goodyear Will Oppose Ken net I: Squad 'Tonight Softball fans will have an op- jortunitj' to see the Keiijictt, Mo., All-Stars perform at Haley Field here tonight when they meet the Goodyear team of the local soft- iiall league. The Missourians arc said to boast a fast aggregation and the Gives I'icnlc for Niece Mrs. J. C. Hill 103k a group of youngsters to McFarlaiids Park at Ifayli Tuesday afternoon complimenting her niece, Miss Patricia She! ton of Memphis. The lyoung- sler.s enjoycil a picnic supper which they cccked themselves over an open fire and played games until late in the evening. Those attending were Patricia Sheltoh, Patricia Nclf, Bobby McCoy, Joe Hill, Shirley Nelf and Mrs. Hill, Miss Helen Clark, who has spent the past three weeks in Washington, D. C., where she visited with licr brother and at other points of interest in the east, returned home Tuesday. Mrs. H. H. Brown, Captain Brown and family and Mrs. Rcgnanlt Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa., spent Tuesday In Qsceola, Ark., where they visited with relatives and friends. Mrs. Gage Knight underwent an operation in Saint Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., last week. Her condition at, this, time is good but she will remain In St. Louis for several weeks for further treatment Captain Robert Brown. Mrs, Brown and their son. Bobby, and Mrs. Brown's mother, Mrs. Regnault Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa., left Wednesday morning for the east after spending several days here with Captain Brown's mother, Mrs. H. H. Brown. Captain Brown reports for special training at j Quantico, Va., next week, and Mrs. j Johnson, who met her daughter and family in San Francisco, Calif., when they returned from foreign duty in China enrly in July will return to her home. Harvey Mac Morgan, son of Mr. Hot Springs, Ark., before returning liome. Mrs. Pearl Pepple and son, Lloyd, spent Monday evening and Tuesday In Kcnnelt visiting with relatives. Mr. and. Mrs. O. W. Chlllon and Mr. nnd Mrs. Wj'inan Olllnmn ,s)jent frcm .Sunday until Wednesday in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cook of Memphis, Tcnn., arrived Monday, evening for a brief visit with their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jack lleevcs Langdon. They were enroute to Walnut Kidge, Ark., where they will make Ihefr lie me. Mrs. George Glo/tcr, Mrs, Earl M. Coppttge, Mrs. Joe Bob Coppage, Mrs. J. A. llayilcn, Miss Mary Jane Ellis and Mrs. Norbol Spal- dlng .spent Monday in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Heeves Langdon, ncwlyweds, have recently taken an apartment in the Lacy apartments on East Seventh street. Mr. and Mrs. Lecn Scott accompanied by Miss Mary Helen Green, spent Sunday in Memphis. Miss Green went down for a check-up following a recent operation. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Word are the parents of a. sen born at .Southeast Missouri hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Sunday afternoon. The child weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces. Mrs. Virgil Pleasant of Campbell, M/>., is visiting here this week in the liome of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cullems and family. Mrs. Pleasant is a sister of Mr. Cullem. Miss Virginia Cullem was the ill-si, cf Miss Virginia Bellinger of the iVfcCarty community a feiv ;lays last week. Mrs. Will Yoiincf of Wardcll spent Monday here visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs'. Ira Cnllem and other friends. Half Moon News Have Pintle Thirty members of the Four-H club went to Manila on a picnic Saturday. Before the picnic supper was served, Ihe group went swimming. Mr. and Mrs. Orvlll Mltehr-ll were sponsors for the trip t * 5 W. SI. S. To Meet Members of the Woman's Missionary society of the Methodist church will mee't Monday afternoon, They plan io work on their <|nilt before Ilic business session. * ° 3 Mrs. H; P. Gny spent (lie weekend in Memphis with relatives. Jo Ann Canard, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Contml, is a patient nt the Blytheville hospital. Marie Lighttuot nnd Elmo Jones will leave Monday for Fayellcville where they will attend the Foin- H club camp. They will be away five days. Mrs. T. Widner was called to Gosnell Sunday because of Ihe .serious Illness of her mother, Mrs. Wallace. Mr. and Mrs. Eatl Walker, o! Blytheville, visited in the home ol Mr. nnd Mrs. E. n. Walker Sim- day. contest will large crowd probably of fans attract a here. The Goodyear team, while not the most effective club In the local league, has several powerful hitters in the line-up nnd has turned in a number of good games this year. Tlio Vols took the Pebbles nuius- ciimi«»6 .,. .,,., lire 7 to 5 and. 3 t" 2 last night to majors . . . Jeff Heath with J« replace the Idle Atlanta Crackers was just .000 pom's Milncl tt.e ns runner-up to the long-striding veteran James Emory i;o\x in Memphis Chicks, who also 'did not |™cc for the American l-eague Mi- play ting championship. The Vol., had to sllr up n big 1 HcalU gave Joe Cordon of the rally lo take the opener, winning Yankees a rub for the i igh f to b ntyht in Philadelphia—in September—when Gene Tiiimcy slipped and slid through n driving rain to beat Ihe great Dcmpscy. ."They were naming the round nnd the Dcmpscy cd Tnnney an awkward, slow, soft it with n .six-run comeback in the eighth inning that, overcame the year. called the pme peag.cen of Pebbles' four-run lead, Jim Prcn-] dcrgast was the victim of the late uprising nnd neither of two mound successors could slem the rally, but ,'c minute of the round that Woody \Jolmscn who hurled u cy would win In. They call-' " rlc "y, for the Vols ' WI>S tlrelnl11 The Vols .scored early and ninin- Inined their lend'lo take the night- hitting ptink who would collapse under the 'champion's dynamite punches. But Tunney cut him to cup which was called nt the end ribbons, beat him lo a pulp, mull of six innings in accordance with Tlic Yankees said he was the on- Indian outside of Bob Fellci in which they wi •onld be intere.itea. Heath lias been in Oscar Vitts doghouse ever since he Tiut lulled nfler dropping a fiv in a the Senators won straight. their fourth BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas T.eaguc took (lie championship." Then Johnston quit the Septembers of the past and projected himself into a September thnt is yet to come—September in Detroit in 1930. "What arc they snylntj now about by bo.v Bob Pastor, nnd his chances ngalnst Joe Louis?" he asked. "Just what Ihey said nbont Cor- beU nnd Tunney, only worse. That he can't punch a lick. That he'll be lucky to .stay three rounds. Thnt he's just n cutle, with a lot of speed and tricks, but not n fighter. And they'll keep on saying those things right, up until the bell rings, because the public of today feels the same about Louis iis the public of those earlier Septembers did about John L. and Dempsey. Thnt he is invincible, can kill a man with a puneh. that he is inhuman, anil that no man can look him in the the eye nnd not shake nnd shiver. "But the public is wrong. Pastoi not only will beat Louis in Detroit he'll knock him out." Quite calmly—lor Johnston, tha is—he explained why. Pastor is the best conditions the league's midnight rule. In the cnly other game of the evening, the Netv Orleans I'elicans defeated the Chntlanooga Lookouts lo 3. The Pelicans eol nil to n iree-run lead in the opening in- big and were never hcmied, Center, who pitched mcst of the cay for New Orleans, gave up only our hits nnd contributed a timely wo-bagger to his own cause. Today's games are New Orleans it Atlanta. Memphis at Nashville little nock at Kncxville nnd Btr- ningham nt Chattttucogu. surine exhibition „ -. , A manager should try to make his VOUIIB men take luc same se- riouslv, bnl not to the extent of enyiin; u britlinut prospect like elT Heath the opportunity to rc enl his fine performance of •ear before. W L Pet fighter Louis ever faced, to stni ' Caruthersville 20 Bottlers, V-8's Win And Keep Their Distance l2 .625 with, and the few well conditlonc 15 .545 fighters Louis ever fought did- a' 16 .500 right with him. Pastor in the firs 22 .333 1 light here in New York. Also Tom my Farr. Young, sharp, fast. Pastor ill be able to harass the champion for the full 20 rounds If necessary. Pet. I Pastor Is smart. He is the .only .590 man who ever fought Joe and .533 came out of the ring with a lucid .526 explanation of his style and a .510 clear picture ot his strong and .Ml I weak points. Pastor is 15 cuts Newport 18 Paragould 10 Jonesboro 11 • All night games. Southern League W. L,, Memphis 62 « Atlanta 57 50 xNaslwille 51 4G xChattanooga 55 51 Knoxville 52 51 xLittle Rock 46 54 .IGOJabove any man Louis ever (ought. Birmingham 19 59 .4541 menially, and brains have never xNew Orleans 41 03 .427 been a hindrance. x—Night games. I Pastor doesn't underrate Louis. either as a boxer or n hitter. But National l.fasue 1 he knows this—that Louis is dan- W. L. Pet. gerous only In the first minute of The high riding Coca Cola Bot tiers trounced the Cloodyenr Hub bermeii, S to 2. and the Philli|is Motor Company V-8's swamped the Arkansas Missouri Power Corporation. 20 to 7. in City Softball League games lust night al Hnlcy Field. The games left Ihe Bottlers a full gnuw ahead ol the V-8's in the league standings. Team • ' W. L. Pet, Cora Cola •. 7 3 .700 VAI.TEHS HAS NEW VN1> KNCOUIMOKS OT11KKS Bill Terry .points out that Buck; Vnlters hits come up with a ne\ veiipon. It Is n curve that Ihe refonuet hire! bnsumau throws from hrec-quarter height . . . nc straight overhand, but higher tha stdearm. H breaks sharply nnd is long on right handed hitters. Inspired by Walters phenome nal success, no doubt, the swln is to tin- pitcher's box. Bill Juries, who played wit liim in Chicago, insists thnt Jo Marly, nov: of the Phillies, ma surprise in his attempt to pitch "I'd say that he hns more on II ball now" llian Walters had whe they starU'd making him ovei apscrts the Giants' shortsto "Warty is faster than Walters .v; or is ... nnd has a fair Today's Games Northeast Arkansas T.eaeue Paragould at Caruthersville. Newport at. Jonesboro. Southern r.eaeiic Memphis at Nashville (night). New Orleans nt Atlanta-. Birmingham' at Chattanooga. Little Iiock at Knoxvile. National League Brooklyn al Cincinnati (night). Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia nt St. Lmiis. New York at Pittsburgh. and Mrs. Henry Morgan of Boonville. Mo., arrived Wednesday morning nnd will visit with rein- lives and friends here for several days. Mrs. Lydia Evenson left Wednesday incrning for St. Louis, Mo., where she will buy fall merchandise for her store. Frcm there she will go to Comlubia, Mo., to attend the graduation of-her daughter, Miss Thelnia, who receives her degree fKin the university at Ihe close of Ihe summer session. From Columbia Mrs. Evenson nnd daughter will go to Pueblo, Cclc., where Ihey will visit with their daughter and sister, Mrs. J. R. Clint, and Mr. Clint for several days. Miss Ruby Kelley is on vacation this week. She left Monday for Lake Taneycomo accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kelley and niece and nephew, Miss Barbara nnd Billy Onither. They expect, to spend several days in Costa Rica, which has an urea of only most one-half as many species of flowering United bincd. Telephone Ancles line and Chile are 12,300 feet high, the highest in ttie world. During 1938, approximately 104 pilots, observers, and aircraftsmen joined the Royal Force. Razors are not so efficient, in cold weather, according to barbers, wha say thai they will strop better when tlic temperature is low if dipped first In boiling wnter. American League' Cleveland at New York. Chicago at Washington. St. Louis at Philadelphia. Detroit. :it Boston. A new dirigible having a gas opacity of less- than one-sixth of he Akron and Hie Maeon Is now ijf built for naval training' pur- lose.s. tttitflC because PHONE 205 FOR YOUR POULTRY Nice, fsil liens and fryers & other poultry at all times. tVE DRESS AND DELIVER FREE! STICKLER-GOODWIN CO. ;.. 4(M5 E. Main -- KENTUCKY STRAIGHT toURBotf WHISKY is made the goodold Sour Mash way It's "Country Mi<fc" in the way tKit made Kenton famous. And we use the limestone r flora OUT Bouiton Spllngs wKich has mldc fine whisk)'since 1820. This whisky is 90 proof Our I'idillc BoltlC was created in honor of Stephen Foster, \vlio wrote "My OIil •U'ulucfcy Koine" al Distributed by Fehhnan's Commission On. Helena, Ark. Cincinnati 60 32 St. Louis 51 42 Chicago 51 Pittsburgh 47 New York 40 46 Brooklyn 46 Boston 42 Philadelphia 26 .652 each round. During Ihe first mln- .543 ute. when he still remembers what 45 .5311 Blackburne, between rounds, told 44 .516 him to do, nnd when he is on liis .500)Iocs and eager to obey instructions. American League W. New York 6T Boston 59 Chicago 55 Cleveland 49 Detroit 50 46 JiOO n man must be careful. But Lorn': 51 .4321 Is easily discouraged. Failing to G3 .2931 get his prey In the first minute he loses heart, settles down ou his feet, and becomes a slow, dispirit- Pet.led opponent. 28 .705 All of this Pastor knows. John 35 .628 ston says, and a lot more that caiv •43 .5011 not be revealed. Armed witl 45 .521 knowledge, plus heart, speed, braliu 47 .515 and the ability to take a punch i Washington , 42 57 .4241 necessary, lie will win lo mak Philadelphia „.. 35 60 ,368 September In Detroit, 1935, a St.*Louis' ';,'..,.;..... 26 68 ,277 memorable a dale in boxing his 'hilllps G \rk-i\fo 4 oodyear 3 .600 .400 .300 curve nnd knuckle ball." Johnny McCarthy. Ihe Giants llght-hitllug second-siring I'nst sacker, already has tried Ms ha ml at pitching. And Ray H:\y\vortli encourages Tuck - Stninback of the Dodgers alter batting practice by telling him that he's sneaky fast, Perhaps blokes who haven t been doing so well al other positions will solve the pitching shortage. Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas I.eaguc Night, games: Newport at Jouesboro. Paragould at Caruthersville. EACH WEEK BUYS NEEDED CAR REQUIREMENTS Tires, batteries, ridios, heater* and other products for your car can be bought on the Firestone Budget Plan for surprising!* little cash outlay and tcrnu so <mall you'll hardly rioiice them. Southern I.caRUC Memphis at Knoxville, rnin. Night games: New Orleans at Chattanooga. Little Rock at Nashville, t games. Only games scheduled. A position finder, which tells the airline and military pilot where he is within two to five miles of his exnct location <iuickly and svithcut any calculation, is now being sold commercially. National league St. Louis 5-4, Boston 1-3. Brooklyn 4. Pittsburgh I. Chicago 9, Philadelphia G. New York al ChicinnMI, \xmed, ruin. American I.C-3RU& New York 12, Detroit 3. Boston 17, Cleveland G. Chicago D, Philadelphia 7. Washington 9, St. Louis 5. Acccrding to the most recent statistic*, there arc 172 licensed glider pilots in the United States and 221 gliders, of whirfi 45 are licensed. 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