The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 15, 1939 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 15, 1939
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Dildy Fills Medicine Chest Before Chicks Go to "Wars" Polo Grounds And Yankee Stadium Remain L a s I Big Holdouts By _OEORQE. K1RKFEY tjnited Press SUB Correspondent NEW YORK, Aug. 15. OJP)~ The New York Polo Grounds mid Yankee Stadium were the last big holdouts against night baseball today after a successful floodlight debut in (he White Sox' Comiskey Park iii Chicago." Larry MaoPhail introduced night • ball at. Cincinnati In 1935, but. 11 caught on slowly nnri none of the other clubs adopted It until Macphall moved to Brooklyn and brought 'the arcliglits to Ebbets Held last year. It proved such an astonishing success that both Philadelphia clubs mid Cleveland gave It a whirl this season. ' The White Sox got en the bandwagon last night, and their $140,000 illuminating plant lighted the way to third place In the American League standings before a crowd of more than 30.COQ. With six club: now equipped fcr night ball, It is only a questicu of a season or two be/ore all except (he Yankees and Giants fall Into line, and they camlet withstand this progressive measure much longer. ; Twenty-seven night games this year have drawn 057,954 fans, an average of more than 24,300 per game..And these games have been played on the dullest days ct the week when no more than 2,000 to 6,000 could be expected to turn out In most parks. Here are 'the night attendance figures to dale: , NATIONAL LEAGUE attendance games Cincinnati 158,285 G Brcoklyn 150,989 5 Philadelphia 54,0-U 5 Coach Joe Dilcly, whose Blythc- vllle Chicks will take (he warpath [In a little over four weeks for the toughest grid campaign ever undertaken by a Northeast Arkansas liiBh school team, Is ready for any eventuality. Including sprains, bruises, Charley horses and other such athletic nllim-nts that plague u coach's existence during the season. The big chief Is busy this Wffk unpacking crates and boxes of supplies Hint, give the chicks' dressing room, the appearance of a well-stocked drug store. An Inventory ot the supplies nec- cssaiy to keep a squad ol some 40 husky athletes In shape reveals more than iwo dozen Items, exclusive ot the various articles of equipment worn by the players, such as helmets, pads, etc. There are two big sheets of "Sea Foam" or sponge rubber, each 30 by 30 Inches, from which smaller pieces arc cut to pad Injuries. More than' 200 yards Total 363,805 16 ' AMERICAN LEAGUE attendance games Philadelphia 148,255 G Cleveland H5,B04 4 Chicago 30,000 1 Total 294,059 11 ; In their lost week-day Chicago appearance against the Browns, the White Sox drew 6,000 to sec a double-header, and only 3,000 to see the single encounter the day before. These are the kind of figures that.night ball has ueen up- plhg to an average cf nearly 25,000. -• The White Sox ousted the Cleveland Indians frctn third place when they scored, 5-2,' over the Brawns behind Johnny Rigney's three-hit pitching last night. If Luke Appllng, who was credited with only two errors, had not juggled n» less than four double-play balls In the sixth Inning, Rigney would have had n shutout. He pitched perfect ball for the first five innings, facing only 15 men, and the Drowns got both .-their ruas off one single in the sixth. lie fanned 10, including Julius Sellers three times. The .Indians were held to a split by .the Detroit Tigers. Alter winning the first game, 8-4, on a -four run rally in the lOlii, 'the Tribe was stopped, 10-3, by Schoolboy Rowe. It was Rove's third straight and his fifth of the year. Ken JCeltner slammed a. homer with a mate a beard during , Cleveland's ' 10th inning rally In 'the opener; and rookie Benny McCoy of the Tigers hit his first major league four-bagger in the second. The Cincinnati Reds increased their National League lead to 7!6 games by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-8, and delighting a. night crowd of 23,044 at Crcsley Field by pulling the game out of the fire with a four-run rally in the ninth. The Reds sent 19'; men, Including six pitchers, into the lineup after spotting the Bucs a seven- run lead. Singles by Dick West", just recalled frcm Baltimore,' and Lew Rlggs, plnchhitting fcr pitcher Junior Thompson, drove home the tying and winning runs. Thompson, who pitched cnly the ninth, was the winner, and Mace Brown, who came to Rip Swell's rescue in the ninth, was the loser. The Reds gained a full game on the St. Louis Cardinals, who were blanked, 4-0, by the Chicago Cubs. Larry French, who had complained of net having enough work recently, let the Cards down with : four hits. The big blows in the Cubs' seven-hit attack were Stan Hack's double which drove in two runs, and rookie Bill Nickelssn's homer. * • » Yesterday's hero: Jimmy Wilson, who as acting manager of the Reds after Bill McKeclmic was banished in the ntth, shoved 19 men into the lineup to overcome a seven-run handicap and beat the Pirates. To Show Razorback Grid Movies Here Boyd Cypett, director of athletics at the University of Arkansas at Fajetteville, will be here Frldaj .for a meeting with the University Booster club and fans at the Hole JNoble at 1:30 o'clock. - M*r. Cypert will show films o University .football games last year and pictures made of this year's spring practice. ' Btythevltle University students said al Iwhq had attended the University o rdesired to attend and anyone who.was Hnerestcd were invited 4o stten4 U>e meeting, of ankle wraps, dor.eils of rolls of two-Inch gauze, wood applicators for applying 'antiseptics, tape remover, powdered. rosin and "firm grip" for making hands sticky so they won't drop the ball, smelling salts to wake Ilieni up after a rude Jell, eye wash to use after that big tackle has swiped them across the face with a grimy paw, a full complement of tannic acid, benzoin, antiseptic balm, red hot balm, healing ointment, nib-down solution, athletic liniment, stringent, alcohol, antiseptic powder, nllro- phcn, cold tablets, laxative and aspirin. Particular attention is paid to :he care of the boys' feet. They are bathed in a solution which , toughens 1 them and helps prevent ( blisters. Antiseptic powders arc used freely to prevent infection. Before each game every player must be securely taped about the ankles, and sometimes about the wrists, knees or shoulders If there are injured muscles, While these supplies may cost several hundred dollars for a full season, the precautions are worth it. 'During the past five or six years Injuries have beri at a minimum. None lias proved really serious, and school authorities oi-e determined that major injuries will be few and tar between. Tills year Coach Dilcly has Installed two new rubbing tables In the dressing room where boys with Charley horses or sore muscles can be given proper treatment. Herbert' Clillds, who has been appointed trainer again this year, will have chnrgo of most ol this work and Student Manager W. H. Boliannlng will ue in charge qf the supplies This week Coach DIHly lias been busy ttntmcklnt; and storing (he supplies that have been received. New practice jerseys (his year will be maroon and white Instead of (he white used last year, a supply of khaki practice pants has been received, although the Chicks will wear their maroon togs In games. New kangaroo game shoes have also been bought. The junior high school Papooses will also be "dressed up" this season In new maroon and white headgears and new pants. The Juniors have "Inherited" a considerable amount of good equipment from the Chicks, including playing Jerseys. BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas League W. L. Pel. 3anithersvllle 25 17 ,595 Pnragould 25 18 .081 Newport 22 21 .512 Joncsboro u 30 .318 Southern I.eaguc W. L. Pet. Memphis 13 47 .GOB ihaltanooga Atlanta Knoxvllle (Birmingham New Orleans attic Reck .. .... C4 03 .557 .... fi!i 54 ,5<1G ...'. 02 52 .544 .... Cl 01 .500 ... 53 08 .438 51 72 .415 .... 43 70 .407 National League Cincinnati it. LOUis . Chicago . . York Brooklyn . Boston ..... Philadelphia W. L. Pet. 07 38 .038 58 44 .569 59 49 .5413 53 SO .515 51 52 .495 49 51 .400 45 58 .437 30 70 .300 (ARK,)' GORIER NEWS Improved Team Over ] 938 Iiilarie Squad Is Generally Conceded •?"'* 7>Y WIU.IAM J. TUCKER United Press Sta'ff Correspondent ATLANTA, Oa., Aug. 14 (UP)— Modest nod Dawson's terse comment: "We'll bo Improved ovor last year" virtually confinns '.ho suspicion he Is pointing Tulaii" for its greatest football season since 1931, when the Green VVnvo singed Into the Rose Bow). Dawson adds: "But the schedule -111 be tougher." Tiilane has no warm-up game's and no "breathers" until late In tho. season bui If a gets off on the right' fcol there Is every indication the big, bruising New Orleans sqmul will ivnd* through the schedule with only one or two setbacks and maybe none. The only graduation losses from last year's third-place Southeastern conference eleven were Center Bcrrilc Smith. Tackle Uay MiHer and Warren (Broncho) Brumici', who will go down as one of Tu lane's greatest backs. Twenty letlcrmen, including nine linemen weighing over 200 pounds and a set of husky, hard-driving bncks, return for another season tinder Dawson. These lads last year Today's Sport Parade By UENIlY McUiMO/iE CHESTNUT HILL, Mass Aug. 15. (UP)—Men;cr Ueaslty, the man who looks on Ic-nub not as a game Jiut us a science; more exa'-l mathematics, rote from |,i ; - lils charts and formulae toil:iy to express lils views on UK: coming DaVIs Cup matches |j"- I'.veen Hie United States and Aus- ualia. As coach of Frankie Parker, the man who plays like a robot, Ec-as- K-y Is'closer to the Cup situation than n farmer Is to the soil, and H should cheer those patriots who think the nation will totter if the dip Is lost to learn that Heasley dees not believe It will l;e, "The matches In Philadelphia." lieai-ley said today, "will be mat- flies between Australia's brawn find America's brain. Theie is no ile- jiylng Ihnt insofar us muscular ic|\!ipmcnt is concerned, Australia has the edge In Adrian Quht anil Jack Bromwlch. They hit harder and sue more jiowcilul and Hobby than cither Parker or But they haven't American New York Boston Uiicngo Cleveland Detroit iVnslilnglon -13 Philadelphia 37 St. Louis 31 W. 73 GG 58 50 40 58 52 CO 70 73 L. • Pet. 33 .C89 38 .D35 50 .537 .533 .510 .44-1 .346 .298 Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League Paragould 5, Jonesboro 3. Only game scheduled. Southern I.cnene Knoxviilc 11, New Orleans G. Night Games Atlanta 3, Memphis 2. Chattanooga 2, Little Rock 1. Birmingham at. Nashville. National League Chicago. 4, St. Louis 0. Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 8. Only games scheduled. American T^capue Cleveland 8-3. Detroit 4-10. Chicago 5, St. Louis 2. Only games scheduled. Memphis So Far Ahead Atlanta-Nashville Ba 11 le Holds Spotlight n>- Untfi'd Press .The 1039 Southern Association championship apparently rest-s with Memphis but the Atlanta-Nashville race for runner-up honors is anything but settled. Only two percentage points separate the second-half Vols from the Ihlrd-place Crackers. Both clubs won yesterday to gain a game | on the Chicks, but the West Tenn- esscans still ride eight games out' 1 In front. I Atlanta outralllecl the Chicks and won 3 to 2 when Pitcher Jin,v Poliulcxter knocked in the winning run hi the eighth Inning. m s blow climaxed a three-run spurt that offset two Memphis tallies In the top of the same inning. Lyn Stout, Memphis hnrlor, had tried mightily to win his own game by knocking In bath of the Chick scores' The Vols walloped the Blrming- jham Bnrans U to 7 to stay just In 'rout of Atlanta. Birmingham rallied Iti the seventh Inning for four runs that left them In (he lead, 1 to C, but the Vols came tack with lenvy hitting In the final frames lo score a comparatively cnsy victory. Big Chief Arketa, the Barons redskin third baseman, was alled over to the mourn! nnd underwent the bulk of the barrage The Knoxville Smokies routed lhe New Orleans Pelicans 11 to G with a 15-hlt attack on two hurl-' rs. Shelley, a former Pel, led the attack on his old mates with four ills. The Chattanooga Lookouts ili- 'Icled a double-header with the Jttlc Rock Travelers. Chattanooga won the opener 2 to 1 while lhe :'ebblcs came back with 13 hits to I iakc the nightcap g ( 0 3. The teams line up In the same naimer today. mental equipment ol th Americans. Tennis bruins, that is." "•Do you mean lo tell me." i lid, "that a man can overcome a crtnnon-ball service or a fore,. court wnasli by simply applying ' hi-s gray innlter? Ate 3-011 suying thnl n fellow'' .can out-think n passing slioiv the line?" "Exactly," Eeaslcy ntiswercd. "That is Just what 1 mean. If the Americans do It this year it won't bi- anything new. Do you rcmeui- i«rinVto ffleVi^i/ta" in"wrw!Ji cr l " c **'* *™ ' n » f™ •tetinn IIIKI.I ..t.<i i« Ai«i « i * I'l'ance won the Davis Cup from ifirt ZIT£ H , A ) " a V " s - Well, how do you think the a field B oa, llcy (led Auburn> and | TttM]maa , won lt? JB , mply by oul . uuiu iocs, including • tonkin" i| ie Americans Renp La- North Carolina of the neiehboHn" I * ,° • l ', Southern tat" i ri' Costc Iwon both his matches Hint iu c. "*'u i\icL ui i ypni- beatlns Tilden in one and tnc ooiithwest \.,i r « * , ., , , ,,,.,„ ,, ... ,, r Hill Johnston In the other. Ami ™nn, !, T W c " 2el "'«' he beat them with his brains, not Oolomb-at ends: Kirchcm and hl , rac q lict . He dici , vt ,, nvc ' thc White, tackles Daily and Oiwc-s shots to mat ch (lio Americans, «l guards and Flower at center. nm i Ile kllew , u , so he figured out. will average 210 pounds. The small- i 1)OT v he could break down 'Mr cst lincmaii on the snuiul is Cavl | w ,),es nnd reduce them to his Dailcy, who at 185 pounds Is prac- ' level" lically a Lilliputian among his Dk! R , b „ , gatherea during their play in the challenge round last year. He knows how many errors they made on their backhands, foiv- hands and all oilier hands; how they handled service to the forehand and backhand; hov well they handled lote and drop shoes, anil about everything else. A mul- ing of these figures reveals just whal they like and don't like. The Americans fhould utilise It, if fur nothing eke bill to oif.set the hmuh-eds mict hundreds of fc'2t of nim Die Australians liavc taken (if the Amc-ilearjs In play. Long And Roberts In Mat Wins The flying head scissors, favorite v.-eapsn of Tiger Long, proved the downfall of Nick Hitch in the feature match at the legion arena here last night. After losing the first fall In 20'minutes with ii rolling arm scissors, the Florida Bengal got going; in his customary manner mid look tho next two falls to capture the match. lxmg employed the kangaroo kick | to an advantage throughout the' match and It was a series of these kicks paved the way for his n Imilng the second fall. Lcng had kicked Elltch groggy, then leaped into the air, clamped Ills let's over ranch's head and flattened him to take the fall in 11 minutes. Kc- Uiniing to Hie ring fcr the final set-tu. Long required cnly a couple of minutes lo repeat with the same hold. Red Roberts, the "Arkansas Wildcat" who hails from Little Hock, repeated his vlct:ry over Bill Canny who was not canny enough to elude a series of vicious body kicks Ihat .... Hcbevts to _ „„. ,..„,, mil deciding fall. R:berts had won the first with body slams and a semi-jack fcntfe hold. The second fall uas taken by Canny, who usecl monkey flips. hefty mates. Center may prove a problem but Rip Collins of lust, year's reserves nnd Owen Johnson from the frosh „.,are available to relieve Flower. Al'wcrc laCoste playinr todav his Bodney, 180-pounrter, will sub at: mulches willi p-irker would l!<" either end and lhe reserve strength I munificent sliiilies in court ^iiile Is adequate fov the other line post.Uml I hmieslly don't know which nnriiMAnnl inrmim,,,n,. m.^^n+^.i , _.. had the cerebellum content ol LiiCoste? "Yes. Parker Is n dead-ringer for LaCoste in style and tactics. Today'c Games Northeast Arkansas Tongu Paragould at Jonesboro. Newport at Caruthcrsville. Southern League Memphis at Atlanta—two nlglit. Little Rock at Chattanooga. New Orleans at Knoxville. Birmingham at Nashville. National Leaeue New York at Brooklyn. Philadelphia al Boston. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati. Chicago at St. Louis. American League St. Louis at Chicago. Washington at New York. Boston at Philadelphia. Cleveland at. Detroit. In many Instances, birds which once possessed wings, lest the power of flight because It ivas no longer necessary in their struggle tor existence. The penguin is an example. PHONE 205 FORYOUll POULTRY Nice, fat hens and fryers &. other poultry at all times. tTE DRESS AND DELIVER FREE! STICKLER-GOODWIN CO. 4M E. Main ... _. Dynamite Blast Ri ps Trousers In Close Call WILMINGTON, Mi,,n. (UP) — Scnry Meyer, fanner, has a new xxly on his car and a new seat In his trousers today-all because he had two. slicks of dynamite in the back seat of his autcincbilc. Meyer was driving peacefully down the road to town, when the Blast sent him zooming out cf the car. Upon recovering frcm n hard three-point landing, he inspected his battered vehicle. with additional manpower expected from the sophomore contingent. The backflcld corps i§ something for any coach to go Inio ecstasies about. Buddy Banker, brother of Tu- lanc's famous Bill Banker, anil Fred Cnsslbry are halfbacks who run with wild abandon and put nil the power ,of 130 pounds apiece into their drive. Captain Paul Krcii- ger and Stanley Nylinn give Dawson two slurdy quarterbacks to direct, the offense nnd do lhe bulk of the blocking. Monctto ButW anil Frert Gloden will alternate at fullback and both won their spurs last fall.' When the above crew wcnrs ihe enemy down, Bob Kellogi; and Harry Hays, lighter halfbacks, can go in to reel oif broken-field runs. In addition, there are four oi 1 five likely looking (soph backs who may see service. Tulane will use the sqiiirrel-eacc line-up that Bernie Biemiiui brought down from Minnesota and Dawson Is expected to rely strictly on running plays to score touchdowns. If passing becomes necessary, several of the backs are goo;t lessors and Weiizel juul Rodney are expert receivers. The wave opens with Clemsoji r.t New Orleans on Sept. 30 and meets Auburn, Fordham, Nortli Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Columbia with only one oil-week among "the seven games. Sewsmsu provides n breather. Nov. 25 and then comes the annual (jruUgc battle with Louisiana state. The Alabama game should have bearing on the conference championship. Tulane unfortunately doesn't play Tennessee. That would be a game worth traveling hundreds of miles lo see. The United states Post Otiice has been contracting for airmail carriage since 1026. — HOTEL PEABODY-, Air Conditioned For You!- Comfort Lowest Hales 111 K. lUiin SI. — lilyfhcvillc one would win. "As for IJiggs, he Is as smart as a"—here Bcasley paused nnd cast ationt for a worthy simile— "he is as smart as a siccl trap. Not In many years lias this conn- try had two singles players with as much knowledge of tennis ami finer points as Bobby niul Frankie. They can slitily an opponent's style and (hen. by change of length, pace, direction ami temper, break it down completely. That Is. any opponent save n rrat one, nnd (lie Australians are not great players. Fnmfcle or Bobby couldn't break down Budge ov Vines or Perry because those m?,n were great |)Iay|icrs. nnd hit (lie ball so !>Prffcl!y thiit there was no weakni's.5 to play upon." If America's Davis Cup fathers are to use H. Bcasley has a book- fill of statistics on the Australians. FIRES. TUBES, RADIOS, PARTS, REPAIRS, KODY & 'FENDER WORK, AND PAINTING. Fall Tisne NO DOWN PAYMENT BUY NOW -PAY ONE PAYMENT THIS FALL TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Phone CM Always Open Low Rates Long Terms Prompt Inspections Prepayment Privileges First National Hank ijldg. Hlythcvillc, Ark. Authorized Morigase r.onn Solicitors for The Prudential i m ,,raii c e Company ot America CHARENCF/ H."1VILSON- HAY WORTHTNGTON Softball Scries Opener Will Be Played Tonight The first of n special three-game i'tei winding up the local softball season will be played at Haley PicW tcnlglil beginning- nt 8 o'clock. Pnrtlclpanis will bo the Coca Cola Bottlers, winners or the championship in the Commercial .Softball l/?at>ue which was recently decided, antl an all-star team selected frcm the thveo other teams cciiiposlna the loop. Games will bo played tonight, Wednesday and Thursday night* after which the teams will disband, according to James Terry, member of the Chickasaw Athletic Club's ajftball committee which has supervised tin? league activities here tills season. Most fig tiling of Bunker Hill Breed's Hill. Sk'u'nk AlAxed to Fender ..BEhKELEY, Cal. (iJP)^Allen B. Tieriiian drove as fast as he coiild without breaking: traffic regulations to get out or a skunk trail Into which he had driven. Whelx he finally reached home, however, he sllll found himself in the midst of the trail. Investigation revealed the skunk tied to the rear biimber of hti car. Without trees, civilization would disappear. NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning Service Geis Takes Control . At Jonesboro Today JONESBORO, Ark., Aug. 15.— Clarence Geis', who has been named to replace Txjwell Manning at, the helm of the Jonesboro high school Golden Hurricane football ] and basketball teams, arrived yes-! tevelay afternoon lo take over hlsi new duties -which begin today. j Geis will begin work immediately to get things in readiness for the opening football practice September -1. A rugged schedule Is climaxed by the meeting here Nov. 10 of the Hurricane and their northeast Arkansas rivals, the- Blytheville Chicknsaws. i A FEW CENTS A DAY Pays for Your 'Cheapest Commodity 1 With the average cost of water delivered to your faucets at about fi cents per ton it can be truly said that water is.cheaper than dirt. Considering the fact that every drop of this water is carefully filtered and purified after it conies from our deep artesian wells, it is truly remarkable how small the cost for so important a service. i BLYTHEVILLE WATER GO. Bernard Allen, SIgr. "Water Is your Cheapest Commodity- . NOTICE! As an additional service to its customers, all cot- loii received at eillier lhe Memphis Compress and Storage Co. or the Wilson Compress and Storage Co. will be insured for 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 hale is so insured. This service will eliminate the necessity of owners of the cotton taking ont individual insurance policies against loss by fire. SIGNED- Wilson Compress Memphis Compress and Storage Co. Kvadale, Arkansas and Storage Co. Memphis, Tenn.

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