'PAGE six BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS McDonald % Is Beaten By Sikes New Yorkers Win Two From White Sox; Reds Beat Phillies By OEOEQE KIRKSET United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Aug ?4. ^UF)— The heat was off both major league pace-makers today. The Yanks, getting a little sick of constant barbs about their lack of power, shelled out a :double victory over'the White Sox, 7-2 and 16-4. Thus in .three.games In two days in Chicago the Yanks scored 37 runs ;against a. third-place club that had run off seven straight wins. The Yank lend is now eight games. The Reds, playing with two regulars on: the .bench, handed the Phillies a 3-0 defeat and Increased their National League lead to S'/i games. The Cards, who had. been burning up. the league, dropped their third straight to the Dodgers, 8-3. Rating the Cards off their form In Brooklyn, they'll have to fight to keep the Cubs from wresting second place from them during the current eastern trip. With Paul Derringer keeping his 10 hits scattered, the Reds, without Lomile Prey a'nd Bill Werber, won their 17th game In 19 starts with the Phils. Harry Craft's homer de- 'cided'. it. Flank McCormick drove in hrs 100th run in the eighth. • Al Hollingsworth, rescued- from the minors by the Dodgers, won his first National League game this season by checking the Cards on .eight hits. He fanned six and didn't allow a run until he had a 0-0 lend. Tlie Cubs moved up within 3',4 games of the Cards when they bumped the Giants, 8-3. Gabby Hartnett and Rip Russell each 'drove in three runs as Harry Oum- bcrt and Jim Lynn were routed." Leiber and Herman hit homers. The Bees grabbed .two from the Pirates, 1-0 and 3-1. Bill Posedcl ..barely missed pitching a no-hit, iio- ' run game. Pep Young's Infield fill, wliich Warstler fielded In deep shirt but couldn't make the throw in tune, prevented Poscdpl from getting a no-hitler. Danny Mnc- Payden .scattered nine hits to win the nightcap. Rookie Atley Donald held the White Sox to three hits In the Yanks' opening victory. It was will - No.13 for • him. Tlio Yanks collected 19 hits in the nightcap off Lee nrid .Boyles, 'with Joe Gordon hitting a homer with the bases jammed. Red TRuffing coasted to his 19th victory. With Jimmy POKX and Bobby •Doerr getting "4 for 4" each, the r Red Sox blasted the Browns, 9-1 PriH <|3termuel!pr allowed only 1 .four hits. The Athletics beat the Tigers, 7-0, in U innings Seibeit hit a homer In the llth, then Chapman singled '•;and Lodlglana doubled to score the two deciding runs Fred Hutchtason was" the loser. Yesterday's hero: Alley Donald Yankee rookie who won 12 straight and then was knocked out four "straight times, who regained his form yesterday to beat the White Sox on three hits. HOT SPRINGS, Aug. 24..— Bob Sikes, 1'inc .Bluff, defended his southern heavyweight title by winning a 10-rouiid decision over Sandy McDonald of Dallas, Tex., before a crjivd of more thsn 2.500 fans, Including Governor Bailey, liere last night. The Arkansas boy deserved to win. McDonald neatly three inches taller arid weighing 22 pounds morel towered' cver'Stkes, and It was not until the third round was well under way that Sikes got past the long left which McDonald constantly popped Into his face. McDonald weighed 207K; Sikes 185W. BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas League W. Caruthersvllle 32 Paragould 32 Newport 20 Jonesboro 10 Southern League W. Memphis 75 Chattanooga 71 xAtlanta 12 xNashville 70 Knoxville .. €8 Birmingham .. ...... 57 Little Rock 55 New Orleans ...' 51 x—Night game. OF PUGE5 ON Vender-bill's First String Impressive; Reserves Form Big Question , By WILLIAM 3. TUCKER XJnited Press Staff Coireeyondetit ATLANTA, Oa., Aug. 24. (UP)— Indication thai, (he Vnmlerbilt Commode res will sail out to scuttle some of the Southeastern Conference men o' war Oils fall can I)C gathered from Coach Ray Morrison's casual comment: "We may lie somculiat. Improved on olfcnse." "*" Morrison will put, n first team on the field Hint can match Almost nny In the conference in weight, experience and durability. What happens when (he reserves start coming In will gauge the Commodores' success us a contender. Porly-threc candidates will answer the cnll for opening drills at Vamiy, hill except, for 17 lelter- meti tried and true the squad carries only raW sophomores imd holdovers wltli little cr no experience. Any review of Vanderhllt prospects will have to start with the bacltflcUl—that smooth - working combination which strikes a weight mark.' These serai are all wise In lite ways of gridiron warfare and before the season' ends may be called 'on to duplicate tile work of the "seven Iron men" of Vawly's 1931 eleven. The Commodores tackle a tough 10-gnmc schedule Hint contains no soft touches except Tennessee Tech, a warm-up opponent, and Sewance, a nikl-senson breather." Rice Institute, Kentucky, Virginia Military, Georgia Tech, Louisiana, Slate, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Alabama complete a campaign that is bound to deal the Ccmmodores some bumps, Tomorrow—Mississippi State. Today's Sport Parade By HKNKV McLEMORB National League W. Cincinnati 11 St. Louis C5 Chicago .. .......... 04 Brooklyn .. 51 New York -Pittsburgh .. .... 51 Boston .. 40 Philadelphia ',': 35 American League W. New York ............ 81 Boston 12 Chicago , 03 llevelnral 59 Delrolt .. ..., 59 Vashliigton DO Philadelphia .. 40 SI. Louis 33 Hsftd.,.Cour!6r News want ads. Pet, .015 .604 .431 ,290 PCt .581 .55! .554 .551 .519 .432 ',„,,; average of 180 pounds per man even with little Bert Marshall, the • 1 148-pound dynamo, on the field. • j Marshall has sparked the Com- Pct. modores for two campaigns and .028 (in his last year should rise to new heights behind the ferocious block- Ing of his husky backfield mates, Captain Ray Andrus, Roy Huggins and Hardy Housman. Pred Mason, 100-pounder, .and Ralph Hlntoti, who nt 185 is the smallest of the ball-carrters except Marshall, provide the bulk of the backfleld reserve strength. The line will average close to 200 pounds from end to end with Maurice lloldgrnf at one tackle and John Ellis at guard. Both weigh around 210. One of the ends, Ed Hclslnnd, hits 200 while the cither tarting linemen, Joe Atkinson, /ande Burke, Bob Glide and Muck .580 .517 .514 ,.500 .45D .441 .321 Pet. /I04 .037 .543 .522 .513 .427 .351 .297 Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League Cnrvitliersville 12, Joncsboro 1. Newport 0, Paraganld 5. Southern League Memphis at New Orleans/ postponed, rain. . '. • Kh'oxvUle 2, Chattanooga 1. .Little Rock 17, Birmingham 4. Atlnnla i>\ Nashville. National Lcnpue Boston 1-3, Pittsburgh 0-1. Cincinnati 3, Philadelphia 0. Brooklyn 8, St. Louis 3. Chicago 8, New York 3, American League Boston 9, St. Louis 1. Philadelphia 7, Detroit C, H Innings. New York 7-16, Chicago 2-4. Only games scheduled. Tlie average motor vehicle owner today'uses 45 per cent more gasoline than lie did in 1920; yet because cf the decreased price o gasoline during the . 13 years, hi spends approximately $2.09 a yea: less for 'gasoline. 11V GKORGU KIRKSEV rliicli-HHIIiiff for Henry Motamore United I'ress Slafr Correspondent NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UP) — A MB, copper-skinned fellow . with a hill neck and broad shoulders wandered Into the Polo Grounds press box yesterday imd 11 wns « cinch he wasn't n sports writer. Ous, the custodian of the press- tool), usually tees Interlopers right up (lie little circular iron stairway leading to the entrance, but he didn't lay a hand on this The stranger wns Jim Thorpe, now 51 but, still ii .pretty good package of man. He weighs about 220 now ns compared to the. 188 he scaled when he was the greatest football player in the land. He looks healthy, and says he feels good. "I cat good and I sleep good and there nln't a tiling the matter with me that I know ot," said old Jim. In New York to appear on n radio program, Thorpe couldn't resist the temptation to visit the Polo Grounds. It was sort of "old home week." Thorpe played his first football game In New York nt the Polo Grounds with the old Carlisle Indians, then ho played there with the New Ycrk Giants' pro team, and he wns one of John McOraw's noble experiments as a baseball player. McGraw tried for seven years, from 1813 through 1310, to make a major league ball player out of Thorpe but old Jim just couldn't hit thai curve ball. who don't haw,trouble hitting that curve en the outside?" Thorpe played pro football 10 years and pro baseball just one year loss. Ills last 4p[ieai'imce on the gridiron was In 11)29 with the Chicago Cardinals against Bears. He played end nml nil he remembers nbout the "L'nme Is that ills ilde lost. In all his football career Thorpe was never badly Injured. "I always kept myself in pretty jiooil shape," he said. "About the worst Injuries I ever had were cracked ribs om) a shoulder thrown out." Asked how long it would take him to get in good shape now, Thorpe, looked away from the ball game right (fulck and laughed. "Oh, abput six weeks." Thorpe rates Eddie Mahan ol Harvard as the greatest football player ho ever played against or saw In action mid Mill HcMenbeck ol Penn us (he roughest, toughest man he ever ran tip against, He played against both while he was THURSDAY, 'AUGUST 24, 1939 the Carlisle Indians. Fo rthe last few years Thorpe 'eebles, all hover around the 100- In rebuttal Thorpe asked, "and has been playing bits in pictures anil last year he made a lecture tour in schools in the far west. rue Indian ranks track as the greatest sport of nil, especially for youngsters. "if a kid Is good In track he can became gcod In siny sport," said Jim, "For a professional earner I believe baseball Is the best spoil." In 1912 Thorpe was acclaimed the world's greatest athlete alter winning the Decathlon and Pen- tnthlon nt the Olympic Games at j Stockholm, and was honored by] Hie king of Sweden. Shortly after that they took all Jim's medals and honors away frcm him because he admitted he had played baseball for money. "I'd like to know where all those medals and trophies are they took awny from me," said Thorpe. They I were never seen afterwards. Once j I heard they were some place in Geneva." Slart Gunning For Chicks As Vols, Lookouls Fall Back By United Tma ™e Atlanta Crackers. 1938 chaining at. last for another Association title, challenged the leading Memphis Chicks today as Nashville dropped out of the hot chase and Chattanooga found trouble at Knoxvllle. The Crackers made It four out of live In their series with the Vols winning last night 9 to 5 The game was called after six innings to allow Atlanta to catch a train and the Vols were glad 'enough to see the Crackers go. In the series, Atlanta advanced from fourth place to second, two points ahead of Clinttnnojga and three games back of the pace-'set- ler.s. The ICnoxvilie Smokies edged the Lookouts again when Rookie Mike Goiln drove home Abeinathy with a tally In the ninth that broke up a one-all deadlock that had lasted since the second inning. Babe Barns >;ppl the lookouts In the game, with his ivth homer of the year. The Chicks were Idle at New Orleans because of rain, which gave .hem extra hours in which to patch their fences for the gruelling stretch drive. The Little Rock Travelers lit Into the Birmingham Barons pitching fcr 15 hits and a 17 to 4 victory. Leroy Sclialk hit a homer and Snyder and Brazlc, the winning tjltchcr, got three blows apiece in the lopsided encounter. Today's schedule tails for Cliat- timo:ga at Nashville and Birmingham at Memphis. Of 30fi . non-alrllne accidents •eported upon uy the Air safety Board, 04 involved engine failures, TODAY'S GAMES American League New York at si. Louis Washington at Detroit. Boston at Chicago, night. Philadelphia at Cleveland, Northeast Arkansas Leagu F,iragould nt Newport. 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