The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1939 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 9, 1939
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PAGE SIX Tennessee Clubs Virtually Tied For First; Atlanta Close Behind - By WIUUAM. J. TOCHER United Presi Staft Cotresiiondtnl ATLANTA, On., Sept. 9.—Three .teams from Tennessee were.virtu- ally tl«| far Mrs! place and a. fcurth wasn't far behind today as decisive, series began In the balmy Southern Association race. This week-end tells the tnle, whether it will be Chattanooga, Memphis or Nashville. The fourlh- place Atlanta Crackers lost, a mathematical ..chance of copping the pennant last they v, on iiijht even though The. standings reveal the closest race In league history—perhaps Uie closest in hlslory of any league: Chick Veterans Show. To Advantage In Early Grind ;(ARKo; : COURIER Chattanooga Memphis . Nashville .. Atlanta . . won 82 S3 84 81 lost 65 B6 67 67 pet. .558 .557 .550 .540 By-J. f. Mow do-the Chlckfc look? Will Ihey be as strong as last year? Who will be the fullback? will we beat Pine Bluff and Little Rock? These and many oilier questions have been hurled with reference to tho mythevllle Chickasaws who ure In training for the 193!) grid season which gels tinder way Friday night lit Haley Field. After a week of extensive drills, during which Ihe coaches have played n veritable checker game with the players in order to de- Icrmtno the best w;rkuulc combi- ilncup which will face' tho Prescott Curley Wolves in ihe opener. At least) five berths are wide open and free-for-all fight.': will likely continue right on down to the final day before the winners arc determined. Vftcr.ins Stick U Is almost InconccWable that Captain Uanny Warring-Ion, right end, Alternalc Captain "Wild Rill" Godwin, center, and Alvln justice surprises-Oils year. All he nerds fe to get good and mud. John Pnulk, switched back lo the line after n trial at blocking back. Is having a better than falr-to- inlitdllng, battle with L. C. Johnson fcr the right to occupy left lackle, but apparently ha.s won out by a narrow margin. 13ut just n slop, no farther away than that, Is the No. 2 line composed of no Ccppedge, center; Kv- erett Crosslow nnd George Pruill guards. Travis Bennett nnd Johnson, tackles, Jack Jenkins and Le-' in nl guard nnd end, respectively. Back-field Questionable The backflctd j s anything but settled, nut judging from the way lliey have been running in the drills the opening quartet should find Eugene Hood, quarterback- Norman "Monk" Mosley, lett half- Hugh -Tex" Htirbcrt. right half, nnd Sonny Lloyd nt fullback. That leaves two vets, Willis Foril nS BE5I ELHEI Says 'Bama Can Go Places If Mosley Gets Some Help IiV JERRY rmONnr-'IKI.T) Tennessee Is nxpectecl lo dominate the Dixieland gridiron picture , Football In the south should hit. a high peak as (he balance of power lilts a little more evenly lint \\ d\ < l-*n n n- _ . . J Southeastern Southern Conferences. Tennessee, defending of champion former circuit, has two The final series finds Birmingham at Atlanta, Memphis at Nashville, and New Orleans at Chatla- u'coga.-.The Lookouts, lending by one point nnd playing host to the ceDarllc Pelicans, appear to have the best chance of coming' out on top Either Nnslnllle a Memphis will ha\e to sweep theii two-game grudge series uhlle the Pels are bumping the "Lookouts once in order to edge out. the Clmltancognns. •All the Jury that, accumulated .while the Memphis Chicks were on their long losing streak broke loose last night at the expense of the KnoxviUc Smckies. . The Chicks blasted them in a doiiblehender, winning the first game by Hie or- cimniy scoic of 5 to 4, and releasing nn avalanche of hits to lake the nightcap, 21 to 2. e Twenty five hits bounced off Chick, bats in the nightcap us Frank Brazill's bojs belled all the unkind filings said nboul them when they flittered away a nine- game league lend and caused the current photo finish. The double defeat knocked the. Smokies out of any chance of crashing the first division and assured Atlanta n spot In the.Shnngh- rjessy pHy-offs winner of which will meet the Texns League playoff champ in the nnnua! Dixie Series The LooV-uts continued to prosper against the fecule Birmingham Barons, •winning, 8 to 3, behind .steady pitching by Al Williams. The Barons got the most lilts—13 to 10 —but were shaky afield. McAdams, Lori-cut catcher, knocked in four tallies The Nashville. Vols slnjed in Die threp-ftny fight by outlasting Ihe Little Rock Travelers, 10 to 8. The Pebbles got Jie jump with four runs in the first Innlng.'but Nashville came back with'a total of eight tallies In the first three frames to take the lead and keep it Woody Williams paced the Vols attack \\llh Join hits Luman Harris hurled Ihe Crack- era to a 2 to 1 decision over New Orleans AI Rlibcllng led Hie '10-liit Atlanta attack on Johnny Hump'h- nes with f:m hits right tackle, will be rooted cut of I Pni11 Blnckwoort, out of the 'l (heir posts after three seasons of excellent service, and more especially since all nrc In the best shapes of their careers. Over at left terminal Buddy Baxter, younger brother cf the spectacular "lied" Bnxler, one of the roughest and toughest ends ever to wear tho tribal war paint, seems n s\iro bet. But other than those the • front wall Is anything but certain, leaving right guard, left gnaw! and left tackle en Ihe questionable side of Ihe ledger. Until a-few days ago Pat Chitmon had one of the guards nil sewed up. But he developed a bruised leg and it may cost him his job, at least until he can recover nnd battle his way back to (he lop. That gave John Cramer his chance and Ihe 185-pound youngster has been making the most of it. As his running mnte Raymond Bickerstnff 1ms the Inside track nnd appears n winner. Lighter nnd more aggressive, Bick- erstnff may be cnc of live pleasant circle, but probably not for .„..„. B:th nrc capable nnd should divide much of the lime with some of the others. Ford is 'counted botli blacking back and duly, 'and fflackwood nt ,„„. Moyd. ordinarily a right halfback, can be moved over to his former p:sl, and Harberl, who looks headed for n great year, can alternate at right and left, giving the Chicks n versatile set of backs. Alvis Harris and Elliott Snllba, up from the Papooses, have been running wltl Ford nnd Bltickwoocl- in the secern bacfcfleld. There nrc others on hand, some of which may play the role of usurper. Henry Mucry, a reserve buck f«r lliree ycnrs; Holnm) Roim- snvlllc, a likely center prospect hut n season awny; Oeorgc Trusty, n wiry little Icflhandcd back who may see some action; Charles, Wright, nn inexperienced 215- pounder; George Hilda-brand, tackle; Charles Abbott, Allen Rice nnd Dick Green. dangerous contenders to beat Today's » Sporf Parade By HENRY McI.feMOKE -•'• ' ' NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UP)-H Is o»]y B question of time until .some of our sharper promoter!} Twins Bom Aunt, Uuele PiTTSFIEI.D, Mass. (UP)—Twins bom to Mr nnd Mrs Anthony Sa'c- chelti nutomaticnlly became an : aunt and uncle, at.birth. Their nieci is 6-month-old Sheila Sacchettl. Daddy of 'Em All J. Frank Johnson oi White- ,EWnc, L. I, N. Y, exhibits 868- pound biuefish tuna, world rec- •ord for deep-sea anglers. Caleb -waj 10 feet 2 Inches long and had Eiith measurement of 6 feet W. H look Johnson 2 hours and 27 minutes to boat gtant oft Liverpool, Nova Scolia P, w j- , oils high of 864 pounds Was set Jait >car off Shelburne, N. s by j , »'Alfred Keruiey. ' Reserved Seat. Sale For Games To Open Monday i ' = Reserved .wnfllckets for 'the eight home games of the Blythc- villc Chicks will go on sale at the high school Monday morning, II. wns announced today by school officials. The first game will be played al Hn|ey Field nest Friday night when the Chick's engage the Prescott cm-ley Wolves in a non-conference lilt. Since school officials have dc- olded to reserve the entire stadium tills season, this will make between 1500 nnd 2000 reserved seats nvall- sble. Work is now underway OH auxiliary bleacher scats' to extend completely around Die plnyliiv field which will bring the total scaling capacity to approximately .1,509. Spectators .will be allowed to occupy bleacher seals at the general admission price cf 75c. while reserved seats In the sUulium will •sell- for an additional 25c cnch. A'' special section for student.'; will be constructed directly In front, of the stadium to which students only will be admitted at 25'c. In view cf the fnct tlmt Blythc- vlllc's home schedule includes the top ranking (cams iu (lie Arkansas rilgh School Conference, tlie Piue Bluff Zebras and Little Rock Tigers; ns well ns two Inlerscctional foes,' Meniing, Ky., and Rilcy High of S:mh Bond Ind., school ofucinls expected n sell-out of all reserved scats this week. BASEBALL STANDINGS Southern .League W. L. Pet. Clubs ,393 For New N.E.A. Loop Mark; Lowery •Leads Hurlers John Dantonlo. Caruthcrsville shortstop, grabbed the batting championship of the Northeast Arkansas League for the 1939 season with a mnce mark of .393, according to the final unofficial averages compiled by J. p. Friend, league, slntlstlcifln. The New Orlcnns boy who bloke Into the Class D look Inst June nftcr the season was well underway participated In 71 games. His average, which was a nc\V league record, was 53 points abend of his nearest rival for batting honors, Robert Stantcn, n teammate who played second base for Ihe Pilots Stimton competed In 115 games Charles Vnlcl of Newport licld the old league record, compiling a mark of .387 In 103(5. Manager Elmor Klrchoff of Paragould established a new rccoixl for total hits wlth'n season's mark of 153. breaking (he record formerly held by,Tommy Turner of Cnrulh- ersvillc who had M». Cliamplcn home run hitter for (he year wns Joe Knyne of rnra- goulfl who blaslcd but 23 four base knocks to better by one the league record established by Jack Gran- "inm, former Parngould star. Tammy Woodruff, Paragoiild shortstop, proved the league's biggest sensation ns n base runner. Ke wns credited with a lotal of Chattanooga 82 G5 .558 ) C2 stolen bases, almost double the Memphis $3 OS .557 'former league record of 34 held by Nashville 84 G7 .550 °V Block, another former Paragoiild Atlanta. 31 G1 5-17'"' KnoxvlHc 78 12 ]s20 Little Tiock 67 82 .450 Birmingham 04 8T ,423 doubles than any other" New Orleans 57 SO ,388 ' National League player. Louis Lciter, Joncsboro first snck- er, copped honors for hitlinz more W. L. Pet. Cincinnati .. 77 St. L-.uis 73 Chicago 71 Brooklyn OT New York- G4 61 Pittsburgh .. ,; 59 C8 Boston 51 , 0 Philadelphia 47 36 American League .611 .515 01 .538 00 .528 .512 .512 .323 W. L. Pet. Leiter's mark of 37 tied the' 1038 record of Allen Zarilla of Bates ville. Another record to fall wns that of total bases. Edward Pilo was credited with 335 to outdo the record «f 220 by Jack Graiitlmm iu 1937. Among tho pitchers Milton Lowery of Caruthersville ranked highest for the season. He won 20, lost four and tied cne for a season's average of .833. Lowery niso bosted .712 Ihe record for the .580 outs held by Spot Reed of Blylhc- Herky Mosley, Ken K»vanaugh In Tulnue nnd Alabama, Duke kingpin of the Southern Conference, should experience greater competition thnn ever before from Its neighboring rival, North Carolina. Tlie Vols lost Bowden Wyatt- nnd Oeorge Gmiter, regular ends, but there dmirage due to graduation ceases. Ail America George Cafego, Dob Poxx, Snm Bartholomew and Leu Ccifnmn nre the same quartet of bnll-litggcrs which nlc up ground a year ago. The center trio oi Jim Hike, Bob SufTridge and Ed Moliuski might be called the toughest lit (lie land. ONLY' THUEK KUGULAKS LOST AT TULANE Red 'Dnwson niso is exceptionally well fixed at Tulane. Only three regulars were lost. Twenty lellermen return. Paul Kren'ger, veteran quarterback, nnd Buddy Banker, younger brother of the illustrious Billy, spark Die Two All-America possi- lilll Kirchem, tackle, .and end—head things JCD Kilgrow and attack. Willies- Ralph Weiwel, up front. Alauamn lost Charley Holm nmong others, but Prnnk Thomas wilt have the Crimson Tide at full flood if he can develop a little aid for the brilliant Herky Mosley. The 1 erages close to 200 pounds. Auburn, with plenty of veteran backflcld materlnl on hnml, will be dangerous If Jack Mcaglier can replace serious line losses. Allyn McKeen, starting in new nt Mississippi State, will be rg- bnilding with none loo rosy prospects. Mississippi lost Pnrkcr Hall- but conies np with a stronger line limn It had n year ngo. Sophomore Merle Hnpes, third of three great brothers from California, may supply n punch. KAMBMN' WRECK IN NEED Of REPAIRS Wallace Butts, Another new face in Dixie couching circles. Is for- Uinntc in having backs like Vassn ~nte and Jim Fonlluiw nt Georgia. He needs only reserves np front George Tech is hi somewhat (Usmnl shape with its entire line cleaned out by graduation. Ken Knvnnnugh, pass-snatching end, is the only b'iUinnt spot in .he Louisiana State line and Bernle Moore Is beset by a major backfield problem. Vnndcrbilt lias veteran bncklicld strength but, a somewhat green ine. Kentucky seems to be long on quantity but a little short en quality. Flcridn will have to wait awhile. Duke will miss Eric Tiptoifs educated kicking nnd Bob O'Mnra's ilwiging but if the Blue Devils can turn out n couple of tackles md n center to replace Dun Hill liey'lt be ready. Bcnr Wolf appears well ted nt Vovtn Cnrolinn, with George Stirn- relss and Jim Lallano heading the such as Larry.MncPhni] and Mike Jacobs bring Into sport the technique for the handling of Information that Is now being employed by the warring European nations, i'he technique Is a very .simple one. A nation announces or allows lo lie announced only that which Is favorable to Us cause. It also emphatically denies any advantageous claims made by the enemy. Nothing of a gloomy or disheartening ntUure Is permitted to bo written or, broadcast. Such n censorship would he a boom U) MncPhnli in Brooklyn, where the customers have been hungry for n pennant winner for 20 years. And where a defeat for the Dodgers plunges them into gloom. With a censor In the press mx at Ebbetls Field nothing wpuld Oe allowed lo came out but stories of home rims by Camilli, .shiit- ouls by Mungo. triple plays by Durocher, nnd complete routs of the enemy forces. When rlvn tenms attempted to deny these Dodger triumphs It would lie n simple matter for MacPhail to summon scores of eyewitnesses from the bleachers, all perfect!} willing lo perjure themselves in eight-hour cntisc. shifts for Hie Doclgei iVorth Carolina State will cause lot. of •annoyance- but needs re-' :rve strength. Clcmson, sparked by Banks i«c- Fttdclen and Lowell Bryant, two real baekfleld performer's, expects Is best team in a decade. South Carolina lost too much by D4 38 7g 5= n^i 80 , 74 57 - 56S vllie - L:wcr'y timWiiis "oppoiieiits I S racillatio » ""d ruellElblHly. wake °' cvclaml TO\GO -538 buck: five times without runs. Thc!, Porest wl " match anyone in ' 62 .527 former record was four. 7-! .444 Another Pilot luirler, Charles B4 .354 Fichter, who won 18 nnd lost four Detroit 59 Washington 59 03 .273 f:r nn avcrngc of .818. established Yesterday's Results Southern League Memphis 5-21, Knoxvllle 4-2 Night games: Atlanta 2, New Orleans l Chattauo:g!i 8, Birmingham 3 Nashville 10, Little Rock 8. National League Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 10, Chicago 3 Brooklyn 11-3, Philadelphia 2-t second called end of fifth, rain ' New York at Broclclyn, canceled rain. ' American League Philadelphia' 5, Washington 4 Cleveland 12, St. Louis 1. N'W York 4, Boston 1, called end ot seventh, rain. new league record for consecutive wins with a string of 13. A French monoplane, the Dc- lanne, has two shell-firing gims. one fires thrcugh the propeller hub, the other at the extreme tail. The unique feature of this plane is the fact that it has tandem wings. The ship Ls recited to exceed 370 mites an hour. Wert Optometrist "HE MAKES 'EM SEE" Over Joe Isaacs' store Phone 540 its loop with its first eleven but lacks The National League cotild use n censor, too. with its representative crushed In the past three world series it wouldn't be a bad Idea for the league to clamp down rigidly on (lie news tlmt will ccmc out of Yankee Stadium and eras- ley Field next month. What matter if the Yankees crush the Reds if they can't prove it? After each Vankee victory, president Ford Prick could Issue a communique something like this: "have made no contact with enemy but morale or neds at height nnd we feel certain of victory:" Or—"Yankees appeared at Crosiey Field today and were dispersed with heavy Icss- es by defense squadron of Lombard!, Walters, Craft, Goodman and Frcy." . Naturally, Ihe Yankee corres pendents would deny this ns soon as they could get unccnsored dispatches through to New York, but no one would know which side to believe. As a result, the worst the lieds could gel out .of world series would be n stnnd-off. A censor would have been n great help to the United States in the recent Davis cup matches. Under the direction ot a censor the world could have been told that on the final day Bobby Riggs, fighting against superior numbers! beat Bromwich and Quisl, and that Frnnklc Parker followed him to mop up and save the cup for tills country. To prevent Australian denials, the U. S. L. T. A. could have decreed' that any person placing credence In them would be punished by being forced lo watch Parker practice his forehand and service for an hour. No one would have dnrcd risk tills. With Joe Lotils worth a Imlf million dollars n year to him, Mike lacous is a cinch lo Introduce censorship lo Ihe ringside with orders forbidding the meiitlcn of any rounds save those won by Joe. »i Mike starts this at Detroit, In Joe's light against Bob Pastor, be prepared for a pamphlet barrage by Jimmy Johnston, Pastor's malinger. And wlth'n brick inside each pamphlet. Medical College Honors Ex-Kansas Missionary PHILADELPHIA (UP)—Dr. Rosetta Shenvcod Hall, 74, on receiving an award at Women's Medical College here, attributed her youth- fulncss lo being "too busy to grow old." Following her graduation from the college in 1889 she spent many years ns a Korean missionary, liberating the women from customs nnd tribal laws. The remaining Institutions show little improvement if any. In this category fall Virginia Maryland, Davidson, Washington and Lee and Fnrmnu.' NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning Service —THE— Firestone HIGHSPEED'TIRE Is a A real tire. Gum-dipped Cot-el, Non-Skid Tread, and 100% Cotton Construction throughout. The cost to you . . . only §1.75 per week when you buy on our BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Ellis Snipes, Budget Mgr, 5t ?, *. Wn»l ..., 'Ffrone 810 feller And Ruffing Also Dem on s I rate Their Pitching Ability ir « BV OEOROF. KIRKSCY Ontteil p ress stafl . Corespondent NEW YORK, Sept. B. (UPJ- Baspbnll's three foremost chucker= -Bucky. Walters of the Reds, Red Ruffing of the Yanks ami Bob Feller of the Indians-blazed Diet: to new triumphs yesterday to ( as the out- pitching candidates for he. major league all-star club Walters, pitching with only tivo days rrst,, calmed the jittery Reels by pitching tt brilliant 5-hitler to iivc the Khinelanders a 5-2 vic- ory over the Pirates. It was Wallers' 23rd triumph, eight more james thnn he's ever won and made him the major league leader in games won. Huffing, who has been subjected lo some ronbh treatment by tlie Red Sox lately, had tnem at his mercy as the Yanks beat the Beaneaters, 4-1, in a l-lnnlng- game halted by rain and darkness, it w n<j victory No. 21 for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 1939 '-* '-"^-'if ^ --^. .....,„-... v > .fcvy*/ ttonal League's rnnst vniilable play' He aml - Pal " The Cards beat back the Cubs' >id to challenge for second place ,by licking the Wrlgleys. 10-3 Brooklyn grabbed undisputed possession of fourth place by scor- "g a double victory over the Phillies, 11-2 nnd 3-1. Although the Yanks lost 'liWfir game when President Harrldge rilled they had to replay n game forfeited to them in Boston last Sunday, the Bronx Bombers kept their lead at 10% games by downing tlie Red Sox. The Athletics .snapped n 5-gnmc losing- streak by nosing out th» Senators, 5.4. Indian Brings $30D ' , Mich, tUP)-johh rtehny has parted with a wooden Indian he bought for only a few dollars i" 1903 but valued so highly he kept it Insured Toy $300 A collector paid $300 for the figure, wiilch was carved In 1870 nnd for a lime guarded a cigar factory oper- "t«t by Kenny. . Ruffing, tying hf s best previous J'eur O938) in wins. Feller pitched Ills 20lh triumph by hurling tlie Indians lo a 12-1 victory over the Browns. Bob, whose previous high, mark was 11 last year, set tlie. Browns down with five hits nnd fanned five to increase his total strikeouts ' this lenson lo 212. Keeping the Reds' '4!i game lead intact, Wallers not only did yeoman service on the mound but broke n 2-2 tie in the eighth with a home run. In volunteering for nitching service after beating the Cardinals in a 10-innlng gome on Tuesday, Walters gained new >upyiorl for selection as the Na- Yesiferday's Hero—BucViy Waiters, Cincinnati's ex-inflelder who pitched and batted the Reds to a 5-2 triumph over the Pirates. Today's Games Southern S.eaguft Memphis at, Nashville. Birmingham at Atlanta. New Orleans al Chattanooga. National League Philadelphia at Boston. New York at Brooklyn. St. Louis nt Pittsburgh. Cincinnati at Chicago. American League Cleveland at St. Louis, Chicago 'nl Detroit. Boston at Philadelphia. Washinelon at New York. REAL COFFEE — ALWAYS FRESH BUY A PKG. TODAY Team Wrestling FIRST MATCH— Charles Sinkey vs. Tiger long SECOND MATCH— Tony Carahaldi vs. George Bennett AMERICAN LEGION ARENA, MONDAY- 8 P.M. LABORLESS DAY Take things easy—it's your day of vest! Lie in the sun, relax with an. easy conscience! No one can say to you, "Mother, you forgot to buy me some shirts." . . . "You didn't get any salad." . . . "Why didn't you buy me a swim-suit?" You didn't forget—you bought them all, in a single morning! For you're the kind of person who makes a list of everything she needs, from soap to slip-covers. Then, sitting in your easy-chair, you read the advertising in this paper. Then you go straight to those stores which have what you want. No dilly-dallying for you, no running from shop to shop on aching feet. You know! And now, on your holiday, you can pat yourself on the back: your family has their shirts, their salad and swim-suits, and you have a whole, peaceful holiday stretching ahead, For, the newspaper "ads" have given you a laborless Labor Day! ,

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