The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1939 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 8, 1939
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' >AGB BEE Get Crucial Test; Win [.i 10 Inn- Dodgers ings BY GF.ORGF. KIRKSttY United • Press Slaff Corrosuonclent NEW -YORK, Aug. 8. (UP>- iWhetfter the Cincinnati Reds arc [getting ready to go into cue of '(hose nose-dives for which National League August pacemakers arc famous will more than likely be determined within the nest 13 days. j During that span they take on the three Western clubs, the Cardinals, Cubs, and Pirates, for H games before making tlieir /innl Eastern invasion. After 10 straight wins the Reds tapered off last week losing four out of six. The Cardinals have charged up to within eight games of the league leaders by reeling: off nine in a row. Nine days ago the Reds looked invincible behind a 12-gamc lead. The next two days will be highly important to the Cubs, defending champions, and the lieds, pretenders to the throne. These two clubs will tangle in doubleheaders May and tomorrow. After leaving Chica- .go the Reds go to St. Lulls for three games in IITO days and then return home for hvo games each with the Pirates, Cubs, and Cards. Dixie Walker, former American League outfielder, made a successful Brooklyn debut when he singled home the run In the 10th inning thai gave the Dodgers a 7-6 victory over the Boston Bees in a night game. A crowd of 27,950 saw the Dodgers ccme from behind twice to tie the score before winning out in . the 10th to go into undisputed pos. session of fifth place In the National League over the Idle New York Giants. Interest in the American League centered on the Yanks-Senators game at Washington, where Alley Donald, Yanks' sensational frcih- man, will attempt to bring the Bronx Bombers out of a mild slump and snap the Senators' seven-game . streak. Joe Krakauskas, who has won six of his last eight games and . hvo straight, will oppose him. /The Cleveland Indians scsred . Ihvcc.runs In the eighth inning to come from behind anil bent, the St. Louis Browns, G-5, for their third straight \vin in a night game .-before 16,567. Hay Mnck and Lou fBoudrcaii, Buffalo recruits, each made an auspicious debut. Boiidrcau hit a triple and a single while Mack drove in the tying mn with an infield out and scored the winning marker. ' '• • • ' * * * Yesterday's hero—Dixie Walker, former Detroit" Tigers' outfielder, " secured by Brooklyn for (lie 57,500 waiver price, who drove in the run that gave the Dodgers a 10th- 5> "CA.RK.E COUBIER NEWS liirvives Major Accident In Midget Auto Racer 'QP(ITT |] Bill pinson. fll, lie crashing through f . ulccdlna and unconpeloiis licslrtellie wreckage of his midget automobile racer nftor guard rail on turn In Miami, pj a . Plmon fractured his skull and arm and broke !ils jiuv. Today's Sport Parade By Henry Mcl*more purely a social visit. "We're Just pals," Leo said. "Didn't mention baseball all evening." That's right, folks; nil of you who believe tlmt will please stand on your hends over there in the corner. NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UP)—Men have been driven crazy by much simpler things than managing the Brooklyn baseball club. Yet Leo Diiroeher, after four months ul the job, is wearing no Napoleonic cocked hats, planning no perpetual motion machines, nnd, to tell the truth, appears entirely sane. He has not allowed the damest of ail baseball setups to unloosen us much as one bolt In his mental machinery.' With remarkable detachment he has worked with such problem children as Van Ungle Mungo and Boots 1'oifenbergcr, listened lo the round-the-clock babbling of Larry MacPhnil, and handled (hnl border-line specimen, the Kbbets Field fan. Diiroeher has not only handled the club as Manager without adding a line to his face or a gray hair to his head, but he has played on it to the improvement of his own game. He Is hitting as well or better than he ever did In the major leagues"nnd -\\\s fielding is as flawless as that of any man who patrols the hot sector between second and third. No one ever expected such results of the man they call Leo The Up, As a player, first with the Yankees, then with the Cards, and finally with Die Dodgers, he was u man to give plenty of sass and take with flagging aggressiveness, lhat lie could handle n team of men ami make them like it. inning victory Dees. over the Boston BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas League W. L. Pet. .570 .553 .520 Newport .. Caruthersville Paragoiild .. Johesboro .. . 22 . 21 . 20 . 13 1G n 18 25 .342 Memphis .. . xAtlanta ... . ;. Nashville Chattanooga . Knoxville .. xBlrmingham Little Reck . New Orleans . Southern League v W. I,. 05 44 .... CO 51 .... 56 48 .... 58 52 .... 50 55 . 49 . 46 . 49 National W. Cincinnati <J2 St. Louis 55 Chicago 53 Pittsburgh .SO Brooklyn 49 New York 43 Boston 43 Philadelphia 25 American League W. New York OS Boston " 60 Chicago !. 55 Detroit 52 Cleveland 52 Washington 45 Philadelphia 36 St. Louis 29 .590 ..541 .538 .527 .505 .441 .430 .420 Pet. .646 .567 .535 .510 .505 .500 .443 .280 Pet, .697 .010 .545 .520 .525 .304 .293 Today's Games Nortbcast Arkansas League Paragould at Newport. Jonesboro at Caruthersville. :m iv BIVU ijii'iuy ui SMSS anu „, ., ~ , „ . , none. He gave no indication, i " l , U ; C Crackers 8 to 6 li His DollSiiB tetnfier and tin-!"", V"V TT ™ DiU '° :inc nicri.sslvn.iM.1 ihm ),„ nccU!(1 for lMl ' s «'en hit; Southern League Kncxvllle at Memphis, two. Atlanta at Birmingham. Nashville at Little Reck. Chattanooga at New Orleans. National league Brooklyn at Philadelphia. Cincinnati at Chicago, two. Boston at New York. two. Pittsburgh at St. Louis. American League New York at Washington. Chicago at Detroit. Philadelphia, at Boston. Only games scheduled. But here he is (oday doing one. I of the .best managerial jobs In the, league, and in one of the lough- j est spols. With a tcnm that not even the relatives of the players on it would call great, he is running neck and neck with clubs better equipped, and gunning with both barrels for OUK of the better berths In Ihe first division. Intervened yesterday shortly upon his return from a Wcslcvn trip (hat saw the Dodgers piny better than .SCO ball, Leo was wearing a diamond tie clasp given him by his players after the series in Cincinnati. He modestly disclaimed any credit, for tlie Dodgers' successful journey. "It's no trouble managlnb the team I've got," he said. "Everybody says we arc a screwy bunch, all we do is hustle and trv on every pitch. I don't look worried do I? I don't have any trouble with any man on the team." Leo gave Coach Drcsscn credit for his own Improved batting. Once known as the aAll-American Out, Diiroeher hit (he ball .at a .33:! clip in the west and is crowding JOO for the season. "Charley is tlie best one I ever ;aw for lipping a pitcher's mil. flu tells me what's coming and T swing. He told me before the season started that he'd boost my average -10 points ami he has done Durocher gels indignant when any one attempts lo betlittle the efforts of MacPhail, president nnd general manager of the Brooklyns. "Hell, Larry's got more ideas than anybody in the league. He made the Reds when he was in Cincinnati and lie's making Brooklyn. What do they pay off on in baseball? You know, what comes in through that gate. The dough, in other words. Well, we've already drawn belter than 700.000 at homo this season, and last year we didn't do much more than that all season. And we still have some 20 games lo play. I don't know if Ml be around lo manage them team but MacPhaim have a pennant winner in Ebbets Field before long." Leo denied any plans to try to get Joe Medwick from the Cards and said that his penthouse rendezvous wllli Joe in St. Louis was PHONE 205 FORYOUH POULTRY Memphis Staging Runaway; Travelers Split Two With Volunteers »y lliillcil Press The Atlanta 1 Crackers and the Nashville Vols looked on hopelessly today while the Memphis Chicks made n runaway of the Southern Association race. ( Neither the Crackers nor the Vols could do much with second- division foes last night and the Chicks stretched their lead lo seven sanies by defeating Ihe Knoxville Smokies 8 to 2. Pitcher Frank Veverka and infielder- Lou Bush collaborated to star in the Memphis victory. Ve- vcrka scattered 11 hits effectively and got two blows himself, one a triple which drove in two mates. Bush hit four for four, two of them triples, and batted in three runs. The Birmingham Barons outlast- the Crackers 8 to 6 In n nip ins con• par tune times, scoring three runs in cnch of the first two innings. The Crackers climaxed an uphill nplil by tying Ihe count in the eighth, -but the Barons tallied twice in their half of the same nnlng for the svlnning margin. Dutch Licbcr, new Baron hurler, •ent hi as relief in the ninth with none out and the bases full nnd •etired the side without letting in run. The Vol.? could get no better lhan an even break against the .owly Little Rock Travelers. Nashville won the opener 4 to 3 with iv Elitch No Match For Nazerian "Bad Mike" Nazerian wasted little time aiicl no .science In disposing of Nick Elitch in (he feature match on last night's mat program nt Hie Legion arena. The rough Armenian took two straight fulls to triumph over the New Yorker and left little doubt In the minds of the fans concerning his superiority. With the apparent intention of finishing matters as quickly ns possible, Nazerian sent n flurry of body kicks and rights and lefts to the anatomy of Elitch which battered him down in about, two minutes to give Nazerian the first fall. The same tactics prevailed as the two struggled for the second with both wrestlers dishing it out, however, Na/.erian succeeded in pinning Elitch in 20 minutes' to make it decisive. George Bennett, Salt Lake City rougher, was disqualified and lost liis, match to, Buck O'Ncil, a new- two-run ninth-inning .rally that nrc . generated n similar rally in the last inning of the nightcap lo eke out n 5 to 4 victory. Jim Bagby received credit for Hie win. Chattanooga and New Orlean-, are Atlanta at Birmingham; „' K "° XV1UC Under our present-day arrangement of tin; calendar, '(lie vernal equinox will fall back one day in 3323 years. comer, after each gained a fall. Beniiett heaved O'Ncil through the ropes several times despite the warnings of Referee Mike Meroncy nnd was disqualified, giving the match lo O'Neil. Bottlers Meet Ark-Moj V-8's Face Good year ^TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1939 "Train" Ride Over Manhattan Southern League President Recalls Fans Have Been Beefing Long The Cocn Cola Bottlers match blows with the Arkansas-Missouri Power Corporation in the first, game of the local City Softball League tonight at Ha'ley Field. Probable baterics lor this game are: Warrington or Ivy and Taft for Coca Cola; Buim and Hires for Ark-Mo. The fast-stepping Ford V-8s and the Cioodycnr Rubbermen clash in lime ATLANTA, CJa., Aug. 8. (UP) — league President Trammoll Scott today answered critics of Southern Association umpiring -by pointing out that baseball is 100 years old am) Hie fans have been beefing about the decisions of the men In black for 100 years. "Umpire-halting goes with baseball like peanuts and pop," Scott said. -The. umpire gives the fans a 'goaf to blame for the home club's troubles and without him Ihey would Ijc last."Scott scouted charges thai, Southern umpiring this season is below the usual standard ami declared lie would stand pat on his present stall, "every one of wh:m is an honest, courageous and clean-living man." As for the sporiswriteis joining Die funs hi maligning the man In the mask, Scott said it was natural lor the scribes to side with the fans.' (Knoxvllle and Chattanooga writers have been particularly caustic about the brand of orbiting and have suggested that Scott should do something about it.) Scoll .said that after JOO years, the fans still don't realize, in the heat of their partisan fever, that tlie umpire is in a tetter position to call the play than they are. "Baseball officials .have been studying ways to improve umpiring for a long time," ha said, "and 1 think it significant none of them lias ever .suggested that the umpire be stationed in the stands instead of on the field." The loop president cited the example of umpire "Shovel" Hodge, \Uio called a close one against tne lioinc-towii Atlanta Crackers (in (he first game of a double-header with New Orleans. The play involved a "safe" decision nt third, base on a New Oilcans runner. Evur-ycne in the stands thought the man hud been lagged out, but since the third- sncker's back hid the actual contact, no one but the umpire could see that the runner's feet were on the bag before he was touched. "The fans 'were on Hedge's neck in the second game, lint lie stood Ills ground and continued to call 'cm like he saw 'em," Scott said. Other false impressions In the grandstand, Saltt said, result from the fact that sound travels slowly. Thus, in many "close" decisions a base runner is out by a good mar- Sin although lie seems ta reach tiie base at the same time the ,)lcp of tlie ball is heard in the lascmaii's glove. Scott cmpasized he didn't want to stir up added controversy about Southern Ass:ciation umpiring because there had been enough already "and it's really an old, old story." the nightcap. Probable batteries Griffin nnd Bevel for I'liil- Soflbnll funs will most, likely view two hotly conic-sled games lonighl for in Ihe event that Coci\ Cola and Phillips both win, it will be necessary to play the game im..., i~i AV," '""•' "" wl)icl1 was rained out several own today other games Jlish1s ngo . A Coca Cola wi( , and lua fit. Hlrmmnhnnl' r., .... , Phillips loss would automatically leave Coca Cola undisputed winner of the second half as well as the first. First game wil start promptly at 8:00 u. in. Read Courier News want ails. Sand was used to dry ink on documents until blotting paper was discovered. When a paper mill owner, in the ISlh century, tried to write on paper which had not been sized, his Ink spread to such a degree that lie conceived the idea of blotting paper, Nice, fat liens and fryers & other poultry B t all times. rVK DUESS AND DKUVER FREE! STICKLER-r.OODWIN CO. W E. Main IS YOUR PLUMBING IN GOOD CONDITION? Don't Ignore Leaks! "Cily Water" is your commodity, imt leaky pipes and faucets can make it cost ffir more than it. should. Satisfied customers arc worth more to us than revenue obtained front water uselessly passing through your mclor, thus \vc UVRC that you do not neglect leaks, no matter how small. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO. Bernard Allen, Mgr. 'TValcr Is Your Cheapest Commodity- Yesterday's Results Norllu-ust Arkansas League Newpcrt 4, Carnthersvillc .1. ParngouUl 7, Jonesboro (i. Southern f.cagm* Night games: Memphis 8. Knoxville 2. Nashville 4, Little Hock 3. Atlanta at. Birmingham. Only games scheduled. On the thirtieth anniversary of the day Ihe u. S. Armv bouehf 'it« sleek streamlined bombers roared over New York in connection ivUh planes all over the country. In this unusual photo the bombers give Peanut Vendor Invited To Give Guest Sermons COLUMBIA, S. C. (UP)—Michael Kaigler had both legs cut oiT at the knees 36 years ago. But Hie Columbia peanut vendor, now 48, has found success and happiness through helping others. "I wake up with a song in my mind," lie explains cheerfully, 'and continue that way through the day." Haigler not only knows many liymiis uy heart, but has become so devoted lo Christianity thai he sometimes delivers guest sermons n Iccal churches. "I don't have time to hrcocl over my handicap," Haigler opines. "I'm really too busy trying to help those less fortunate than myself." The peanut vendor, cue of Columbia's most familiar figures, says that "the kindness of both races" lias been responsible for permitting him to earn a livelihood despite his handicap nnd even find time to assist others. His legs were mangled when he was run over by a freight' train at the age of 12. first rickety military plane, these commemorative maneuvers by 1500 the illusion of an aerial' train. The only tissue of the human body without blood is the cornea cf the-eye. Court Without Flag Worries 6 New Citizens PHILADELPHIA (UP)—Federal Judge Harry E. Kalodner was embarrassed when six' pel-sons who had just received their citizenship papers offered to'buy an American nag for the courtroom. The six "new-bom" Americans- three Italians, two Czechs and one Russian—had . noticed (hat the conrtrcom was without a flag and told Judge Kalodner: "We are so happy to become Americans that v:e thought Your Honor wouldn't mind it we put a little money together lo buy a flag for your courtroom.". Judge Kaldncr replied: "This is a fine gesture en ij'Our part. But I must say I hardly feel it is proper for a rich nation lo allow you to spend your money for scmellung it shulcl buy. "I thank you deeply, but please TERM INIX TERMINATES TERMITES BRUCE-^ MEMBHIS keep your money, i am sure you a e going to prove true and valuable Americans." Tlie judge Immediately summoned a court aide and ordered hijn to purchase a flag.. Fairs Attract Motorists SAN FRANCISCO (UP)-A cross section survey of the more than l.OOO.GCt) members of the American Automobile Association revealed that more than three-fourths will visit either the San Francisco or New York, world's fair this year, or belli. Nearly 25 per cent will stay longer than the usual two-week vacation period and more than 40 per cent will drive 3,090 miles. NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning Service National League •Brooklyn 7. Boston C. 10 innings. Only game scheduled. American I-ensuc Cleveland 0, St. Louis 5. Only game scheduled. Head Courier News want ads. Firestone HIGHSPBEl) T1HKS Give You GUM-DIIM'K]) COHI) NON-SKID TRKAI) inn'/;. COTTON CONSTRUCTION Htiy On Our BUDGET PLAN Set of •! Tires For As Little As per week $1.75 PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Kills Snlprs, Uiiilret M&r. 5th & Walnut Pliunc 810 IMPORTANT NOTICE! As an additional service to its customers, all cotton received at either ilie Memphis Compress and Storage Co. or the Wilson Compress and Storage Co. will he insured lor its Full market value against any loss or damage by fire. ]No charge-will he assessed for this insurance. When issued, the warehouse receipt will show that the bale is so insured. . This service will eliminate the necessity of owners of the cotton taking out individual insurance policies against loss by. fire. SIGNED: Wilson Compress Memphis Compress and Storage Co, Kvadalc, Arkansas and Storage Co. Memphis, Teun.

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