The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1939 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 19, 1939
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Plenty'Depends On Meeting; Yanks, Red Sox Win BY GEORGE KIRKSEV United Press SlafT Correspondent NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UP)—TJlc National League spotlight shifted to Cincinnati today, .where the pace-selling Reds meet the charging Cardinals In a three-Game scr- ies. One game wiis scheduled for today and there will be a doubleheader tomorrow. Tills is August's most important scries. Now; Is the time for the Reds, who have been"' letting their lend slip away gradually, to cool oft the Cards and make them forget about the pennant. Paul Derringer has been elected to stop the Cards' rush', but big Paul has not been himself lately. He hasn't started and won a game since July 21. He triumphed once in a relict role but three limes straight lie has been licked as a starter. The.Cards have been hotter than a light red wagon In July lately, clicking off n out of 19 with n five-game- streak. Ray Blades, muchly and unjustly criticized for his handling -of the Cardinals pitching staff in the early months, is proving every day that he knows what.Its ait about when it comes to handling hurling assignments. Yesterday he came up with Young • Bob Boman, who blanked the Pirates on seven hits, 3-0. Today he nominated Morton Cooper, who looks like the best young hurler of the Natoinal League season, to face the experienced Derringer. Cooper, brought along slowly by Blades, has won eight out of his last' nine decisions. In his lust start he beat the Reds, 4-3, By. licking the Pirates yesterday, the Cards-'cut the idle Reds' lead to &V' games. It was the 10th straight loss far Pittsburgh, only onevShy of the season's losing record held by'the Phillies. The Cards, led by Country Slaughter with three hits, rnked Bauers, Joo Bowman and Sevvell, for 10 hits. Joe Medwlck relumed to the lineup and drove in n run 1 with a sacrifice fly. Brooklyn's penchant for playing extra inning games held sway again. The Dodgers went 14 innings before blowing a 4-3 decision to the Bees. Hudson's two base error started Relief Pitcher Hutchinson's down fall. Lopez was passed and Sullivan beat out,-n bunt, filling the bases. Ai Simmons' sacrifice fly scored Wurstler with the deciding run. Kirby Hlgbe of the Phillies registered Ins second straight win over the Ginnls, the score being 5-2. He allowed only five hits and funned five. It was his eighth victory- Hershel Martin nnd George Scharein made ihree hits each and the Phils slugged Lolirinim and Salvo for 12 safeties. .It was the Phils' ,6th win in nine starts. The Yanks and Red Sox both won, leaving the Bronx Bombers, T,<! games on top. Red Ruffing won No. n, giving fit'hils and blanking the Athletics, 5-0, Bill Dickey hit homer No. 18 with one on nnd George Selkirk hit No. 19 with a mate on. Fritz Ostermueller held the Senators to nine well-scattered hits as Boston beat Washington, 0-2, Jimmy Poxx made three hits to top the Red Sox' 12-hlt attack on Carrasquel, Palagyi and Mastcr- son. Chicago's While Sox solidified their third place occupancy by besting the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in a night thriller before 4G.OOO paid fans in Comlskey Park. "Lefty" Edgar Smith outlasted Bui- let Bob Feller in a brilliant 11- irining pitchers duel, and scored the .winning run himself. Feller made the mistake of walking Smith to Ltart the llth, and Minter Hayes who had the only hit off Bob in the previous 10 Innings smacked a double. Then Kreevich connected for the third and last bit to bring Edgar home. Smith was touched for seven hits, including triples by Feller and Campbell, but he bore down' in the pinches, walking only two men in 11 frames. Feler gave three hits but walked five. It was Smith's eighth victory and Feller's seventh setback. Yesterday's hero: Edgar Smith Chicago White Sox lefthander, who bested Bob Feller in an 11-inning pitchers' duel. English "Marx Brothers" Having Wonderful Time DORKING, Surrey (UP)—People passing a pub in Dorking, Surrey, have gasped with amazement and then dashed Inside when they caught a glimpse of a sign above : the pub which read: "Come On In—The Drinks Are On Us." When they entered they found Britain's best-known theatrics group, Ncrvo and Knox, Flanagan and Allen and Naughton and Gold These six make up the "Crazy Qang" who appear for nine months each year at the Palladium and fill the house from the first per fbrmance to the last. "We are down here making a new film," the "Crazy Gang" explained. "And it has rained'every day. So we have been passing the time by Inviting peoplfi in to drink with us." Sitting Pretty Today's Sport Parade By HENRY McLEMOHE CHESTNUT HILL, Muss., Aug. 10. (UP)— Tlie alibi Is part ot the standard equipment of a tennis player, just as the carburetor is of in automobile and buck teeth of a ucevcr. It is ncfluh-ed so quickly ,1ml many students believe that emits players arc born with alibis, ust. as they are born with ears, cgs, and file ability to pad expense accounts. The alibi'Is noticeable In n ten- ils player long before he develops i forehand cr a backhand or a service. When n tennis player Is scarcely able to knock a ball over the net he. is capable of telling all concerned <and many that are not) lust WHY so and so or whntcha- macatllt or whoslt beat him In the straight sets. Ever since he became a tennis teacher, which wns long ago when lady, champions wore yards and yards of .skirt and did their hali- In pcmiiadmir style, Mercer Beas- Icy hns been a devoted collector of tennis alibis. One by one through the .years, !ie has added to his collection until today there Isn't one in the work! Hint can match it. It is to a tennis nlibi collection ivlwl the Louvre is to painting-. The chances ire that no matter what alibis you mve heard players offer, they arc on file in Mr. Beasley's catalogue. jMr. Beaslcy let me study Ills collection yesterday and it wns n treat. There, In black and white, preserved for nil time, were the alibis ol the great, the near-greal, ,he average and the sub-normal cnnis players cf all lime. Some of hem I had heard, some I hadn't icard. I won't try lo list them all to you because this Is not a continued serial, bill I would like .0 set down the most common. Here they are: Ate loo much. Did not cat enough. Jrank too much water. It was loa lot. It was tco cold. No sleep night icfore. It was too windy. Broke 'avorito racket. Strings too locse. Strings too light. Needed now balls. Balls too light. Balls too heavy. Ball boys no good. Official was >lind. Official was prej-^liccd. Jnesmen no go:d. Sun bad In eyes. Clayed loo early. Played too late, .ladn't had enough practice, kept vailing by opponent. Net was tco ligh. Net was too low. Oppment Tot nil the breaks. Not 'used lo (at grass court (b) clay court. Gallery was unsporting, jot cramp in (a) leg (b) arm, ankle, shoulder, back hurt. Headache, jot dizzy. Pulled a tcndcn, blister in hand, foot. Too keyed up. Needed a hat, visor. Hair kept- getting in eves. People moved and talked tco much. Annoyed by match on next court. Didn't like doubles rartncr. Wanted lo get out of oumament and get home. Played loo many rounds in one day. Shorts were too short, too long. Slipping shuildcr straps. Made nervous by family. Mental worries. Should have been three of five sets instead two >f three. Over confident. Court was terrible. Can't understand it. If you have any alibis that you think are original. Mr. Boasley would be glad to receive them Come to think cf It, perhaps you should send them to the American Davis Cup team, because from the Icoks of Ihings here at the National Dsubles at Longwood, the boys arc going to need a few new ones when the Australians get through with them at Philadelphia next msnth. MT. SHASTA CITY, Ore (UP)— Sooly - faced fcrcsl fighters with bright red lips required some explanation here. Supervisor At H Davis furnished it by explaining that several O f the men and boys en the fire line reported painfully chapped and dried lips and the only thing found satisfactory for relief was lipstick. . R«Kl Courier News warn I The fastest German righting planes in service have t. ten of 320 miles per hour P Dempseys Dance Fully recovered from attack of peritonitis which followed emergency appendectomy, Jack Dcmpsey dances with his prctly missus at New York night club. Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas league Newport 4, Cnriithersville 1. Parngould 9, Jcncsuoro 0. Soulhern League Knoxvlllc 15, Birmingham 9. Chattanooga 2, Memphis 1. Nashville 7, New Orleans' 4. Little Rock 8, Atlanta 5. Xnllonal League Boston 4, Brooklyn 3, 14 innings Philadelphia 5, New York 2. St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 0. Only games scheduled. American l.capue Boston 6, Washington 2. New York 5, Philadelphia 0. Chicago 1. Cleveland 0. Only games scheduled. Today't Games Northeast Arkansas League Carutliersvllle at Newport. Only game scheduled. Southern' League Memphis at Birmingham. Nashville at Chattanooga. National League Brooklyn at Boston. Ne«- York at Philadelphia. Chicago at Pittsburgh. St. Louts at Cincinnati. American League Cleveland at Chicago. Detroit at St. Louis. Boston at Washington, two. Philadelphia at New York. Greenland Is only nbout one- third as large as Australia, but on n fiat map of the world, Australia Is only one-third the size of Greenland. He's Chief .'Of SATURDAY, AUGUST, 19, • 1939 Chick Booste !'S BEPEff ON Cafego and S u f f r i d g e Should Be Spearhead of Powerful Attack ATLANTA, Go., Aug. 19. (UP)- Thc Tennessee Volunteers', iastyear one of the hardest blocking and :ackling teams ever to strike terror to the heart of a Southeastern Conference foe, return to the foot- inll wars this fall with another icwerhouse. Headed by their All-Americas quarterback George Cafego ami 'Juard Bob Suffridge, the Vols will ;o to the post a better than even :holcc to retain their conference championship and continue on to one of the New Year's Day bowls; Graduation lock nine men from \f«Jur Bob Ncyland's squad. But he losses don't seem so much in Iglit, of the fact that the Vol first cam last fall really was composed sf '22 men, two elevens that shared he playing time and proved equally totnictlve (o the opposition's best aid schemes. Tennessee undoubtedly •will miss Is 1938 captain, Bowdcn Wyntt, vlio in addition to being a first- :lnss end Imd qualities of leadership that inspired his mates lo )eak performance iu every game. Another factor that may work against the Vols is the Jinx that mubled Atlanta and .Louisiana Stale from among the mighty last tail and liaS wrecked mans- another Southeastern power seeking n second successive big year. But nil in nil, Tennessee, with 15 ettermen and upward of a dozen lOldovcrs who would have been Irst-tcumers on any oilier squad In be conference, is the team to beat n 1839. Cafego will team with Bob Poxx, pile-driver on the off-tackle plays, !nm Bartholomew and Len Coif- nan In a "first" bnckfleld that iverages around 175 pounds—plenty of weight considering the speed vllh which Vol ball-carriers get under way. James Oolemnn and Ed Cifers, -Mids; Boyd Clay nnd Marshall Shires, i tackles, and that demon juard learn, Suffridge and Ed Mo- inski, will lino up to either side 3[ center Jimmy Hike on the first Icven. Every starter is a veteran. As a nucleus for the alternate earn, Neyland will use linemen Bill Luttrell, Tom Smith and A] .Thomas and Bob Andridge and Jie Wallen in the backflcld. The only reserve problem appears it the ends. :n addition to \Vyatl, hree other terminals were graduated and although Colcnmn and Cifers can hold down the starting assignments, prospects for their re- tef aro dubious. Mike Balitearis. a lewcomer from Pittsburgh, looks ike Ihe best bet, The Tennessee schedule is none co Impressive for a team that won Is conference championship and added laurels in the Orange Bowl. After opening with North Carolina State, the Vols get breathers with Sewanee nnd Chattanooga before he nil-important game with Alar baina Oct. 21. Then comes Mercer, another soil spot. Louisiana Stale is next and after that, the Vols can wcrk out on The Citadel. The wind-up of Vnnderbllt. Kentucky and Auburn provide more ot a champion's dish. Monday: Mississippi. BASEBALL STANDINGS England, Logan And Norris Are Also Named Officials Marcus Evrard will serve as president of the Chickasaw Athletic Club for the coming year, succeed- ng Harry W. Haines who has held .he post for the past 12 months. He wns unanimously elected at a neeling of members of Ihc organization at Hotel Noble last night iftcr having been chosen by a special nominating committee appointed a week ago. Farmer England was re-named fice president, Max lagan, treasurer, and Samuel P. Norris, secretary. Members of the club discussed the building of an addition to the ilimini store on the school grounds nnd vcted to begin the project. The addition will be used as a kitchen by Mrs. J. E. Crook, who operates the store, and will make nore space available for scrvin" Hie building has been inadequate or some time, especially when an attempt' is made to serve football ;rowds at hoine games. Bids are lo be obtained on the improvements and work will begin soon. There was also a brief discussion of plans of other activities to be undertaken during the -.fall and winter. Northeast Arkansas League W. L. Pet. Pnragould 30 18 .525 Cnruthersvllle 23 18 .609 Newport 23 24 .489 Joncsboro 14 35 .286 Southern League W. L. Pet. Memphis 73 50 .594 Nashville 68 53 .502 Atlanta G7 55 .549 Chattanooga 67 54 ,554 KnoxvlUc 04 61 ,512 Birmingham 53 14 .411 New Orleans 52 75 .409 Little Rock 50 72 .410 National League W. I,. Pet. Cincinnati G9 39 .639 St. Louis 53 44 .588 Chicago GO 51 Ml New York 54 53 .505 Brooklyn 53 54 .495 Pittsburgh 43 46 .467 Boston 47 50 .439 Philadelphia 33 71 .317 American League : W. L. Pet. New York ............ 77 33 .700 Boston .............. 68 39 .635 Chicago ............ 61 50 .550 Cleveland .......... 53 52 .527 Detroit ............ 57 54 . 5U Washington ........ 48 64 .429 Philadelphia. ........ 38 72 345 St. Louis ............ 32 75 '.139 Town Crimclcss 2 Years MAUN, Ore. (UP)— This city has not had n single arrest, crime or even fracture of the law for two years. Some people give City Marshal Dick Stevenson credit for scaring anyone out of Ihe Idea of breaking the law, but Mayor A Kaltna says, "We just don't have any trouble here, that's all." Safe - - Accurate Your Prescription Druggist Fowler Drug Co. Main i First Fhone HI Marcus Evrard * » * University Will Stiffen Entrance English Tests COLUMBIA, S. C. (UP) — Students preparing to enter the University cr South Carolina for the first time - ibis fall have t/en warned lo brush up on their grani- niir. Prof. Harry Davis, head of Ihe English language department, said :IIB faculty has voted to "put teeth in" the degree prerequisite of a "proficient knowledge of English iioth oral and written." He said there were "mcst noticeable deficiencies" found In students' spelling and speaking. Leipzig Fair Will Hold 1983rd Session Aug. 27 LEIPZIG, Germany (UP)—Tlie 1,983d session of the Leipzig Trade Fair, offering its usual preview of newest merchandise, will open here Aug. 2'l. Some 0,000 exhibits from 30 countries will be displayed The fair, which has been held for 1 centuries, will have as its predominant feature this year exhibits concerned with housing problems and shun clearance. A fashion display will be staged by leading dressmakers of several European countries in connection with textile and clothing exhibitions. Bead Courier News want arts. BUY NOW PAY THIS FALL! TIRES, TUBES, RADIOS, PARTS, REPAIRS, BODY & FENDER WORK, AND PAINTING. All On Fall Time NO DOWN PAYMENT BUY NOW-PAY ONE PAYMENT THIS FALL TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Phone 633 Always.. Open Once Runaway Lead Fades To Mere Two And Half Games By United Press Tlie Memphis Chicks reached the crpssrpnds today after watching tlielr once tremendous southern Association lead shrivel to a mere two and a half games before the Inspired onslaught of the Nashville Vols. Pennant fever gripped Voltown and glcom dcejier than the night settled on the .Mississippi bluffs at Memphis when the Chicks bowed In a double header to the CluUta- nocga Lookouts, 2 to 1 and 7 to 4, and the Nashville Vols whipped the New Orleans Pelicans 7 to 4. The double loss marked up the fourth awl fifth straight defeat for Memphis while Ihe Vols have not lost a gnme this week. Grip Polll put a crimp in the Chicks In the first game, lelling Ihem <to»'» with clghi liiLs and riding lo victory on timely blows by Charley Letchas and Stan Benjamin. The Lcokouts nuncst Wasted the Chicks hack to Memphis with a six-run second-Inning volley that sewed up the second game. The Vols continued their drive upward by again profiting on the wildness of Pelican pitching. Johnny Humphries, ex-Clevelander, issued six bases on balls and those together with eight hits enabled the Vols to come out en top. The third-place Atlanta Crackers slipped from the pennant picture nomentarlly when they lost to the Little Reck Travelers 8 to 5. The iracker defense "went to pieces, committing six errors. The Pebbles raked three pitchers for 15 hits. Kats, Mahan, Irwin and Fei-raioli letting three each. The Knoxville Smokies ripped open the Birmingham Barons )9 to 9 with 28 hits, unofficially the most' lavish display of hitting in the league Uiis year. Shelley and Abernathy rapped out five blows apiece, Young got four and every oilier Smokie in the lineup at least one Three Baron pitchers underwent the barrage, including Bi» Chief *"' ca " cd over from Today's schedule called for Memphis at Birmingham, Nashville nt Chattanooga and Little Rock ot Atlanta In n double-header. Garabaldi Foe Of Long; Hall, Byrd Matched Cooler, Holland Will Playjtoftball Game COOTER, Mo. - The Cooler school has organized a Uoys' softball team which Is in active practice al this time. The team \voti its opening game with Holland this week by a score of 1/-5 mid will' play a return game with Holland next Wednesday afternoon. Pacing perhaps the stlffest opposition he has encountered In the local arena, Tiger Long, fast-moving matinan from Miami, Fin., will meet Tony Oarabaldl, 188-pounil SI. Louis performer, in ihc feature malch here Monday night. According to Promoter Mike Meroney, Garabnldi is one of the top ranking performers in his weight class, having met and defeated some of tho best light-heavyweights' in the counlry. Long, tod, Is a flashy grappler and claims the Southern championship. He has seldom met defeat in this section and Is expected to exlend the fast Italian to the limit when he climbs into the ring h^re nest week. Occupying the preliminary position on the card but holding almost as much Interest is the scheduled bout between Long Bill Hall, the tall Texan who is billed as "the Texas rubber man" because of his ability lo twist his arms and legs out of Ihc best wrestling holds, and Rough Floyd Byrd, the Birmingham bail man. Gaiabaldi and Long arc scheduled to wrestle 90 minutes or less, best two out of three falls, while the Long-Byvd bout will r.ot exceed one hour. Bears Gel Bee Rights SACRAMENTO, Cal. (UP)-Call- fornla bears, which are just as fond of honey as the bears of any oilier state, have Just won an important legal ruling here. While it Is'open season' the year around for killing bears caught attacking livestock, Attorney General Earl Warren has ruled that this does not, cover bees, nnd the bears are at- liberty the year around (o attack bee hives. COAL CASH FRIGES • FOR AUGUST (Two Tnn Lots) Pyramid 4x2 ____ S5.00 Pyramid Lump ..§5.25 Ky. Lump A Grade §5.50 Green Mark ..... §6.25 Summit ......... j§9.(]0 Your order must be on my book by August 29. Small addition on charge accounts. L. I. RICE COAL CO. Phone 244 WRESTLING Tony Garabaldi vs. Tiger Long Long Bill Hall vs. Floyd Byrd AMERICAN LEGION ARENA, MONDAY 8 P.M. Does Shopping Jk Ai W Tire You? Will you spend weary hours of search, lose your temper in the jostling- crowds, pay too much for a second- choice because you are too tired to look farther? You won't—if you take this solution! Shop first in this newspaper! Here the stores show you their stocks right in your own home —sixes, colors, prices, things you want to know. No magic carpet could whisk you past counters and aisles with the accuracy and success of the paper in your hands. And you save money too—because you X can see by turning the pages where prices are what you want to pay. Watch this newspaper daily for the important shopping news it brings you.

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