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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 21, 1939
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'•PA.&B six BLYTHJSVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Tiger Long's 'Playmate' MizeS Big Bat Leads Pennant Drive Of St. Louis Club __^ By OEORGE KIRKSE? United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Aug. 21. (UP)—Thu/ big mace of Jclihny Mize today was beating a pennant tom-tom for the Red Birds—the unwanted Cardinals of St. Louis. ' ' • A month ago there- was a hue nnd cry about moving the Cardinals away from St. Louis. The club wasn't drawing and the situation seemed hopeless. Today the Cards were only 3K games behind the league-leading Reds and closing in ' fast. In three weeks the Cards have come frcm 12 games behind to their present position.' Mize, the National League batting leader, uho was turned down by the Reds after a "look-sec" in 1935,-struck"the vital blows Sunday as the Red Birds trounced Cincinnati 7-1 and 7-5. H was St. Louis' 19th victory in 21 games, and their 7th straight,-barring ft tie. After the Beds' Infield had exploded and .tossed the first game to the Cards in a horrendous exhibition in Die'-eighth,'Mize personally escorted the Red Birds to triumph in the ulghteap with two homers—his 21st and 22nd. Altogether, the Georgia boy who drinks buttermilk smacked in six of his team's seven runs. With the first game score lied, 1-1, in the eighth and Bucky Walters and Bob Weiland locked in a hurling duel, the Bed infield blew sky high McCormick misplaycd two bunts, Walters missed , up on an attempt at a trick double ploy, and Bill Werber nas late' In covering third on n force play. The Cards made four runs before lefty Shofner finally got the side out. In the nightcap, Mize hit his first homer with two mates on base off Whitey Moore In the third. Then with the score tied, 5-5, lie hit his second off Lefty Grlssom with Slaughter, who had waited, on'base. Both contenders moved into,the east today, the Heds opening in Philadelphia and the Cards in Brooklyn The Reds have lost 11 of their last 20 games, mid look like a club bent on blowing their lead as sslftly as they can. Even when they are hitting,- as they were In the second game, making 15 bingles, they can't wiu. • Pittsburgh finally broke its losing streak after sitting the year's record with 12 .-straight. The Cubs handea the Pirates setback No; 13 in the opener, 9-5, with Claude Passeau staggering through. In the six-lnrilng nightcap .(called because of the Sunday blue law) the Pirates non, 5-p. Max Butcher permitted only two lilts. ' The Giants and Phillies split, with New York winning the opener, 8-4, on 15 hits and the Phils taking the nightcap, 3-2. Hugh Mulcahy bested x Ca'rl Hubbell in Die after- piece, each pitching a flve-liitter. It was lit for tat In the American League with the leading Yanks and Red Sox each dividing twin bills. The Athletics beat the Yanks, 5^4, on homers by Selbert and Johnson, but the Bronx Bombers vcn the second game, 5-1, on a five-hit pitching performance by Steve Sundra, who won Ins seventh straight decision. Dutch Leonard scored" his Utti victory ns hei pitched Washington to a 2-0 victory over Boston In the opener. Joe Cronin's wild thro\v in the first with two cut proved Jack Wilson's downfall. Jimmy R>xx hit homer No. 32 as the Red Sox won the nightcap, 10-5. Eric McNalr's.single with two out and two on in the 10th scored the two runs which enabled the White Sox to beat the Indians, 6-5, for their seventh straight win. Vernon Kennedy outpilched Buck Kewsom to give the Browns a 6-2 win over the Tigers. Yesterday's hero—Johnny Mizo, Cardinal first baseman, who hit two homers and drove in six of his team's seven runs in the Red Birds' nightcap win over Cincinnati. HEPEIII us Dutch Clark Defies Pro Gridiron Jinx By His Prediction Tony Garabaldi, veteran exponent of the ruffian school of wrestling technique, above, meets Tiger Long, n favorite with local fans, nf tilt American Legion arena tonight. Today's Sport Parade By HENRY McUiittORE NEW YOHK, Allg. 21. (UP) — The aging mnslcr of Idle Hour Farms spends Idle hours in tlie hospital these days. For him the measured tread of nurses feet-, not Ihc singing drive of thoroughbreds; for him the soft commands of physicians, nol the blatant bark of bookies. But the track at Sa'rlbgu is not without its Bradley, and down tlie back stretch. Into the homestretch, and around Ihe turns arc colts which carry his well known silks. It's seen six long years—through snow and wind and rain and sun —since tlie green barrel-hoops of one-two Ed have come a'rolllns home first across the uluegrass of old Kaintuck. But watching them. has had close squeaks. Boy Angler was kept In the stable until June 30. He won I out n Sulfolk Downs and he whipped (leld of five by u length and half. From here out his careci parallels Ihat of his Ktablcmate He went the second time on Juli 18 and he won by three; lie wen 1 again on Aug. 9 and he won by a head. Finnlly he was readied a stake and he took that one h a manner that broke the Colonel': wrinkled face Into n grin. That was the Snnford Stake n Saratoga. He won It by a lengtl and he whipped Epatnnt, winnei of the Plash, rtoiislan nnd Merry Knight among others. Now he i being rested again and there is only one thing certain about his future—lie won't race against I!V JI-RRV GRON'DFIELD XE/V Service Sports Writer CLEVELAND, Aug. 21. — Earl (Dutch) Clnrk has little regard for tradition. Tlie new coacii of the Cleveland Rams picks the New York Giants to repeat in the National League of 1'rofesslonnl Football Clubs. In so doing, he defies the jinx which Ims prevented a champion from winning twice in succession ever since (lie loop was divided Into last-west divisions. The erstwhile "perfect football ilnyer," who six times was chosen ill-league quarterback after grad- lattng from Colorado College, loesn't hcsIUitc In naming his pre- ittison choice. They're mucli better than, they vorc a year ago," lie says. I'hc Giants should hit theii leak this fall. Steve Owen started iiilliling his present outfit three years ago. He had a number of .well prospects but they played in •mil out ball. "It takes two or three years for a good ball club to jell. Last year the Giants began to click." A backfield that includes Tuffj Lcemnns, Ed Dnnowskl and Hank Soar, among others, • is more thai ndctmate, Clnrk figures. Especially when it operates be hind a line which contains Me Hein, tlie gigantic and pcrennia all-league center, and Ed \Vldsetl of Minnesota, nil-league tackle. "They won't need much new tal cnt," Clnrk warns. "They're jus about set." Pressing the Giants in the east crn division will be the Brookly Eagles, Clark reckons. Potsy Clark, under whom Dntcl performed In Detroit, strengthene his line by, obtaining Bob Haak 225-pound Indlnna Uekle, and Dai Hill, Duke's great center. + * * ISBELL PITCHING, ' 11UTSON CATCHING With Cecil Isuell pitching an Don Hutsoii cnlching to form th Hall And Byrd On' Mat Card Floyd Byrd, veteran Birmingham mat villlnn, will tangle with Long Bill Hall, slx-foot-four-lnch Texas "rubber man" In one of two interesting bouts on tonight's mat ,r<i at the Ajnerlcan Legion arena, yrd Is one of the old standby: the fold of Promoter Mike Me- incy niul has exhibited his rough lanners here on numerous oc- aslons. Hall Is also known to cal mat fans, having performed i the local nrena several times ils summer. Hccauso of his peculiar ability to visl his arms and legs into such tapes . that opponents finds it inicult. to keep holds on him, ong Is regarded fis a slight lav rite over Byrd. Long has several ery clfectlvc holds, particularly ic double" jnckknife, which make 1m, a dangerous man. Byrd, how- ver, Is no novice at the fiame and MI deal more misery In an hour's •resiling than nanny of his op- onents can stand. He is rougher uin one of Killer's storm troop- rs and will undoubtedly give Long Icnty of opposition. Occupying the spotlight on to- ilglil's card will be the match etwecn Tiger Long, claimant, of lie Southern light heavyweight ial championship, and Tony Oara- ahii, well known St. Louis wrcst- cr. The Loiig-Garnbalcli bout will ic for the best two out of three alls, 90 minute time limit. Blmcllch until one or Ihe other lnosl dangerous pass comblimtlo lias been whipped. Bimelcch Is going out among' them in. the $40,000 Saratoga Hopeful on Sept. 2, and again in the •Belmont Futurity In tlie oy Angler will go where run and watching Ihem work, one Blmclcch doesn't, and unless has tho".Seeling'• that they'll be. 01 ','} 10 o, 111 " succumbs to ; .,.som6 rolling home first again. . Col. E. R. Bradley shoots for Uio| one """&• Derby. That's his race. Let others] Between them, these two colls before long' lra ' nlnf ImznKl '» he, next six i months you can count on nl least West Memphis Team To Play Bottlers Here •West Memphis and the Coca Cola Bottlers, champions ol the City Softball League, will meet in a game here Tuesday night at eight o'clock, W. H. Glover, man- the Boilers, announced ager of today. West Memphis claims the Northeast Arkansas championship, having won 24 out of 26 games. The'Bottlers won both halves ot the local Softball league race. PUGILISM TO POLITICS PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21.—Tommy Loughran, former light-heavyweight champion, is running for the Philadelphia city council. come lo glory in Ihc Preakness, the. Classic or the Withers, all that lie nsks is that on n sunny day in May Ills colors will come flying down the stretch on lop, lu front, in the race of American rnees—tlie Kentucky Derby. Tile numbers of ills horses have gone up on the bonrd at Cliurch- 111 Downs four times. There was Behave Yourself in 1821. There was Bubbling Over In 1926. There was Burgoo King in 1933 and, last of all, there was Broker's Tip in 1934. And now, son of one anft brother of two others, there comes a pair named Blmclccli and 6oy Angler. One-two Ed is a man who doesn't believe tlie early bird catches tlie worm. While many of America's other breeders nnd racers pro- viewed their, best two-yenr-olds ns long as three months ago, Col. Bradley kept his beauties In the barn. He brought them along slowly and he Mn them against their inferiors until he was ready. Then, bang, and bang again, he picked hts spots and he won them. And as those nurses stuff thermometers down his throat and feed him pills, the master of Idle Hour is happy in the knowledge that he has the two likeliest undefeated juveniles In America. First there is Bimelcch, n strapping bay colt named after a Bib- Heal character. Bimelech is by Black Toncy, and of course you've heard of Black Toney. He's dead now, but wlien he was standing at court at the Colonel's Kentucky farm he sired Black Gold for Mrs R. M. Hools and he sired Broker's Tip for the Colonel. Black Golt' won the Derby In 1D24. Broker's Tip won It In 1933, and now the smart boys who have watched then' come and go say that, Bimclich well may win It in 1940. Bimelcch has been to the posl three times and every time lie finished he went right for the winner's circle. He wasn't started until June 28, and then he went against a handful! of plugs at Suffolk Downs. He won by three lengtlu breezing. After that he was given a rest and then went back to work on July 14. Favored at 3/5, he came home six lengths or top. His third start was in the Saratoga Special, Ihc only wiii- ner-take-all race in the nation Tills time he faced the toughest competition that could be tour.d Iinvc started seven times, nnd every time they've been favored. It was 9-10, 7-10, 18-10 nnd 3-5 or less. And let them but keep wln- Ing, Tind n few months tie Derby winter books will open 'Itli the name of ,one-two Ed on op of them all agnln. •j Tossed Child Strikes Fan , | ' KDiGTRBB, S. C. (UP)—Rormlo 1 [„ Tiller's father .was a bit too strong t -when he picked up 3-year-old Ron- 5 nie and playfully tossed him In the 5! air. The youngster was struck by a } revolving ceiling fan.:His skull -was I, fractured, ' —Andy K., Now What, and Flight Command. He boat them, too wi now he has won $10,400 and a big gold cup. Boy Angler is the second. Th' Colonel bred him and the Colone owns him, but for the time at leas he Is under lease to the Mr. French stable. Boy Angler Is the son o Burkoo King and the Grandson o Black Toney, so in him the fami! ties are double knotted. Like hi sfablcmato, he Is undefeated—ton starts and four triumphs—but h Steve Tramback Most Valuable Player In Loop Steve Tramback, former Blythe- ille Giant, now a star pitcher and litter with Iferscliel Hobo's Fcrt Smith club has been named the meal valuable player in the West- rn Association. Announcement of the award to 'ramback wns made by the president of the Western Association ver the weekend. Trnmback's outstanding record as : hurler and ns n hitter was cited >y the league president in an- louncing that the trophy awarded mutually would go to the former Blythevllle Giant. Trambnck was named In a pall of sports writers and officials conducted by the league. The red-headed young star was power with the Blythevllle club nn 1038. Jlis pitching was very creditable and Tramback was a Inngcroiis hitter. For this reason in saw service in many games ns jitcher nnd ns an outfielder. His development under llerschel Bobo is regarded as further tribute to the managerial genius of the termer Blytlicvlllo pilot. To day 't Games Southern L«.ISUC Chatlnnooga nt Knoxville. Atlanta at Nashville. Only games scheduled. National League Chicago at New York. Cincinnati nt Philadelphia. Pittsburgh at Boston. St. Louis at Brooklyn. xtant, Green Bay stands forth n he class of the western dlvlsioi ccoidlng to Clark's observations Wnshlnglon and Pittsburgh nr icar to need more all-roun trength. The, Chicago Bears, If either Si lUckmali- oi" Columbia or Bill 'nttcrsoii of Bnylor click, may tur ip with n, .formidable aerial at ack. Detroit, working under Gus Hen derson, a new coach, needs mor balance, In Clark's opinion. Having watched stars flicker nn row dim all too quickly, Clai loesn't wnx too enthusiastic uboi Davey O'Brien ami Mnrsliall Gold berg, recruits upon whom pressui s heaviest. "Goldberg is bound to be i some help to the - Chicago Ca diunls," he asserts, " "O'Brien . . . well, he'll pin nterestlug football if nothing els Philadelphia won't be much di "erent even with him in there. 1 always seemed to me Hint the eag cs never had the ball much an> how. They're not a groundgnlnii earn at all ... do most of the scoring through the air. And you'\ lot lo have more than a Dave O'Brien to win a title that wa exclusively." t * » * THINKS GAVLON SMITH WILL MAKE GKADE Brought from Detroit to lift tl Cleveland club from Ihe doldriiti n which Uie Rams have been wa lowing the last two years, Clnr who at 33 Is the youngest ment in the loop, faces a rebuilding jo with optimism. "We have some nice boys take that Oaylon Smith," he smiles. "Smith weighs 200 !»iinds, is fnst as a streak nnd looks iikc a grent passer." Smith, judged one of the most versatile bncks lu the nation last year, made the little All-America team while performing with Southwestern University of Memphis. "1 believe Parker Hall will be n big help lo us, too ... that is, when he gets back from the nil- star game in Chicago," adds Clark. "1 don't like nll-slnr games. There are too many . . . must be a half dozen throughout the country. You can't really start shaping your team unlil some of your prize rookies get back. Then there's the risk ot injury." Clnrk believes in cutting his sqund slowly, "You can't afford to overlook any bets," he concludes. "I give every candidate n thorough trial. "And you can't tell a whole lot until the boys start bumping heads." 2 lo 1. 'light pitching by Bagby and Wagner gave the Pebbles the double decision. Today: Atlanta at Nashville, ChaUianoosja Int KnowvlUc, cnly games carded. BASEBALL STANDINGS Southern League W. Memphis 73 Chattanooga Nashville Atlanta 10 GO 09 Knoxville C5 Birmingham 60 Little Rock 53 New Orleans 51 Pet. .575 .565 .043 .512 .431 .421 .395 National League . W. L. Pet. Cincinnati 69 41 027 St. Louis 65 44 .500 Chicago C2 52 .5-1! NCIV York 55 54 .505 Brcoklj'n 54 54 Pittsburgh 50 58 .403 Boston 47 01 Philadelphia 34 72 .321 American I.i'.iguc W. L. New York 18 34 Boston 10 41 Chicago 03 Pet. .1590 .Oil 50 .Cleveland 58 54 .513 Detroit 58 55. .513 Washington 50 OG' .431 Philadelphia 39 73 .348 St. Louis 33 70 .30! Northeast Arkansas League W. L. Pet 30 13 .815 30 20 .601 24 20 .43( 16 35 Lookouts Came Forward Rapidly; - Chicks, Vols Lose Games By United Press The Chattanooga Lookouts, blazing upward with 15 wins in their last 17 games, crowded en the Memphis Chicks' heels today am projected the Southern Assocta- Hcn race into a. 'three-way fight lo the finish with the Nashville Vcls ns third party. ' The Lookouts were content to work quietly while Nashville drev all the attention when the Chicks hit the skids. But over the weekend the charges of Ki-Ki Cnylci defeated the Vols in two straight battles to take over second-place by half a game. With the Chicks losing a. double header to the lowly Blnnlnghan Barons, this left them only a garni and a half ahead of Chattanooga and two games liy front cf tin Vcls. Atlanta, a game and a ha! to the rear of Nashville, was no quite, out of it 5'et. 5. The Lcokouts had to come fron behind twice to take yesterday' exErn-inning struggle from the Vols G'to 5. They tied the count at, 4-al with two runs in the ninth niv then in the 12th. after the Vols lin squeezed over a tally in their par of the Inning, Rufe ffooks an Loveless, Lookout rookies, cam through with extra base wallops t give the game to the home lean Memphis lost its eighth an ninth straight, bowing to the Ba rons 4 to 1 and 4 to 1. Elme Riddle and John Lanning turne the Chicks back with a total of 1 lilts in (he two games. Herma Besse, the Chicks' star hurler, the loser in tlie opener. Leo Og:rei Baroti utility man, suffered a frac tured shoulder when he collide with Shortstop Del Savia in ai tempting to field a fly. Tlie Atlanta Crackers and tl Knoxville smokies divided a pai Knoxville taking the first 7 to and Atlanta the nightcap 6 to The Stuckles climbed en two Cracker pitchers with a 12-nit attack in tlie opener. Frank Gablcr stilled (lie Smokie power to six hits in the nightcap. Tlie Little Rock Travelers downed the cellarite New Orleans Pelicans in 'a double-header, 8 to 0 and MONDAY, AttCftlST 21, 3939 i^~—uj •• •-•' •-•; •„•••/.,'_- _, To back Kent Jvfnssefigale were taken away. Bill Bisblng, another half, dropped out because of. scholastic difficulties. : Heading the holdovers, ana perhaps the logical successor to some of Hall's glory Is Leslie Doilson, who was an All-America high school fullback at Columbus, Miss. And shiived as u sophomore for Ole Miss last fall. He will work with Bll Schncller, a tried uml true veteran, at quarterback, and Johnny Wellington and Erin Smith at the halves. Promising sophomore backlield prospects include Ben Hur Nevors, who with a name recalling boll) the Roman charioteer nnd Stanford's great fullback of the '20s, should certainly get somewhere. Ole Miss plays virtually the same lineup of opponents as last year, leading off against Louisiana State, whose mighty Bengals went down before the Rebels in an upset that reverberated from coast to coast. Coach Mehre Will Have Develop An Outstanding Back BY WILLIAM J. TUCKER Unilcil Press Staff Correspondent ATLANTA, Ga., Allg. 21 (OP>— Mississippi University's chances in Hie Southeastern Conference this year appear to depend whether Coach Harry Mehre can pull another Parker Hall out or the hat. Melire came up with Hal! in 1938 and tlie big senior, who hadn'f>' ast September. Other foes in the made the vn'rslty in two previous i or der named are Southwestern, „.<,„„„!„.,„ i_.i .... —.. . ... Centenary, St. Louis U., Tulane, Vanderbilt, Mississippi Teachers, West Tennessee Teachers and Mississippi Stale. 314 J ' Yesterday's Results Southern l.f.ijue Birmingham 4-4, Memphis 1-1. Little Rock-8-2, New Orleans 0-1. Knoxville 7-0, Atlanta 3-S. Chattanooga G, Nashville 5, 12 inings. National League New York 8-2, Philadelphia 1-3. Chicago 9-0, Pittsburgh 5-5. St. Louis 7-7, Cincinnati 1-5. Brooklyn at Boston, two, post- oned, rain. Amerciau League Washington 2-5, Boston 0-10. Philadelphia 5-1, Ne\v York 4-5. Chicago G, Cleveland 5, 10 in- ilngs. St. Louis G, Detroit 2, second, ain. Northeast Arkansas 'League Caruthcrsville 4-8, Newport 0-' Jonesboro 4-11, P.iragould 2-3. campaigns, led the Rebels right up among tlie conference lenders and Incidentally got himself named on most of the All-America rolls. Melire kepi Ole Miss a title contender until Die Rebs were blasted by Tennessee In the last game of the season, and was generally credited with the best, coaching job of the year in deep Dixie. . Ole Miss prospects right now are | better than at this time last year, lit Mehre can develop an outstanding player or so—not great like Hall, just plain outstanding—the Rebels should be a team to reckon with. The 16 lettermen include a line returning intact except for Tackle Prank Hart. Jesse Ward and Ham Murphy will again hold forth as starting ends and Red Sandtrs is tack at left tackle with Horace Dossett or Ado Dunagin slated to get Hart's job. George . and Henry Kinard brothers of "Bruiser" Kinard, All- America tackle at Oie Miss a couple of seasons ago, and Sammy Lilcs are available for the two guard .posts. ' Wiiikey Autrey will be stationed at center and it's lucky he won't need much relief for there's not much In sight. Graduation hit Ihc backfield ranks hardest. In addition to the important loss of Hall, Quarterback Kimble Bradley and Half. TODAY'S GAMES American League Open date. Northeast Arkansas League Paragoiild at Jonesboro. Newport at Caruthersville. COAL CASH PRICES FOR AUGUST (Two Ton Lots) Pyramid 4x2 §5.00 Pyramid Lump . .§5.25 Ky. Lump A Grade S5.50 Green Mark 56.25 Summit §9.00 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 I'.M. A Set of 4 Firestone HIGHSPEED TIRES BUY ON OUR BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 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