The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1939 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 24, 1939
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Have 30 Home Runs In 29 Games, Winning Fight Straight BY GEORGE KIRKSEY United I'rcss Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, May 24 ,<UP- — 'Wight makes right" has long been the slogan of the Yankees, And now Die Cincinnati Reds come along with n home run punch to equal'the Yanks on n comparative basis-and'the eyes of all National League followers, down trodden these many years, are beginning to twinkle again. With 30 liame runs In 29 games and a winning streak of eight straight, Cincinnati was Die hottest thing in the majors today- barring, of course, the Yanks. Like the! Yanks, everybody on Ihe Reds is n home nm threat. But Big FrankrMcCormfck, the-rookie sensation, of 1938, is snowing tlie way for liis mates. He hit homer No. seven yesterday when the Reds rolled on to their 8th in a row. McCormick is knocking at the door in all departments. He's tied with Camllli, Ott and Mi/.c for tlie home run lead, each with seven; second In runs balled In 20; second in runs scored with 40; fifth in balling .with an average of .345. With McCormick, Lombard! and Goodman rattling oft homers, the Reds are giving the Yanks some- tiling to think about as far as their circuit clout laurels are concerned. The world champions have hit 20 homers in 27 games, making four yesterday to crawl ahead of Cincinnati on a percentage basis. Henrich, Dickey, Rolfe and Gordon 'all hit homers yesterday as the Yanks scored their .12th straight triumph by bowling over Cleveland, 7-3. 'Die victory gave the Yanks n 4!i game lend in the American League over the Ked Sox who bowed to Buck Newsom and the Tigcib Tlie Reds are still chasing the St Louis Cardinals who copped their'fifth straight by tumbling the Phillies, 6-1. The: Reds' triumph' saw , Johnny Vander Meer score his. third straight win with a 7-hltter over Brooklyn, 3-2 Vander Meer fanned Ernie Koy for the final out wilh the bases loaded, besting Van Mungo in • a pitcher's duel. Bill McGce's fr, e-hit pitching featuied tlie Caidlnals' triumph over the Phillies. The Ciibs slugged out 14 hits to down the Bees, 15-8, and Rip Sewell, aided >by iv 14-hll nttnck, pilched Pittsburgh 1 lo a 134-win over'the Giants. * Hank Greenneig hit homer No. eight to take the major league lend as the Tigers belted rookie Woody Rich out of the box mid beat the Red Sox, 7-2. Newsom, in winning his first game for the Tigers, allowed 11 hlls but kept them scattered. A two-run rally in the ninll enabled the White Sox to come from behind and beat Washington 5-4. With the bases loaded sacrifices by Bejma.and Kulicl accounted for the two important runs. The Athletes cut down the Browns, 7-3, behind the 'effective pitching of Lynn Nelson, who blanked St. Louis in every frame except the eighth. Yeslerdiiy's hero — Frank Me Cormlck, -. Reds' sophomore firs baseman who hit homer No. sevei and a'single as Cinciunali won its eighth straight by downing th Dodgers, 3-2. THE FAST 50 WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1939 Observers Regard New Record As Inevitable In Race Classic Bow Fair "Spots" Look From The Air Superimposed on famous Indianapolis Speedway wllh big field coming down stretch ... is JJm- >y Snyder of Chicago in six-cylinder, rear-drive job In which he raised 10-mile qualifying record for 600- ii!e Memorial Day race by averaging 130.138 mlle.s an hour and his own single two-and-n-half-mlle lap tark to 130.757 miles nn hour, Smiling Floyd Roberts, lower left, of Van Nuys, Calif., won the event a. ear ago.' Challanooga flinders, gave up only 0 hits between them In two jame.s ns the Lookouts scored a [oublc triumph over (lie Pelicans, iill Nicholson's big bat was busy n both victories. The Mcmjiliis-Knoxvllle game was sue of those airtight mound duels vith the score lied ut 1-1 going nto the 10th inning. At that point, tie visiting Smokies collected a :alr of runs to seemingly sew up !)>e verdict, but Memphis went hem one better with three (allies good for the ball game. Paul Bruno's pinch double knocked in two scores for the Chicks in Hie hectic .Olh. Rainbert for Knoxvillc and Gnddy for Memphis were principals In the mound duel, but neither was around for Die finish. Alf Bn\7.1c's relief hurling slopped Nashville.cold and protected n slim lead Ills Lille Rock males hud garnered oft. Ace Adnnis hi the tourlh Inning., J The • same", set. of games Is on today's menu. Today's Sport Parade Bj Henry MoLtmore NEW YORK, Mny 24. (UP) — Putting Ihe spoils shot here and there: Bill Brown, two-fisted, outspoken New York boxing commissioner, thinks that Tony Galcnlo, with his beer drinking, cigar smoking, scorn of training, and bombastic boasls, is a disgrace to (lie boxing game and it will be much better oil if Joe I/mis knocks him quiet on the night of June 28 ... "Galcnto," Brown says, "Is one of Ihe ' few boxers I ever knew who apparently works at lowering thcl ™. 1! ' standards-of a fine sport." .. . . • 1 ™"" h " m Galcnto's hell raising Is particularly itressiiig to Brown, because he \s always stoutly maintained that oniolers and managers and hangs'-on, ml fighters- were the cause signs his name in a flowing hand. ... The Idol of California racing fans when he was winning two mile races' with great stretch runs, Malicious revealed thnl he has received 7B.OOO fan loiters and made a motion picture since retiring, . . . How much would you like to bet thai Ernie RJderick, British champion, won't grab his middle, wall wllh anguish, and swoon to Itic canvas, claiming foul, before lie finishes one round with Henry Arinslrcng In dear old London tomorrow nlghl? ... Charlie Rut- fing's six straight wins are made the more remarkable by the fact lliat his arm is bothering a great deal and, according to Bill Dickey, lie Isn't nearly as fast as he was last year. . . . Biilnnla rules the waves, but not for long, because Skipper Harold S. Viinderhill ships his new 12-meter yacht to England this week to njcc against nil-earners in British waters . v '. VandcrbiH, who has uceii'salllug since.Neptune wns a minnow, and Is on speaking Icrms wllh every wave in the Atlantic, will have the skippers hiding In coves to escape lickings. Why was Elwoocl Cooke, and nal Wayne Snbln, chosen by the U. S. L. T. A. to accompany Bobby Riggs to (he All-England tournament at Wimbledon? . . . I don't care, you know, just curious. . .' . Want a good two-light pnrlay? Okay, here It is—I*u Nova to slop Max Baer and Lou Ambers la do the same thing to Armstrong when they meet for the welterweight tllle . . . Ii'l! pay plenty. . . . 10-Riin Inning Wins "Fen Power Crew; Goodycai Wins Game The Arkansas Missouri Powei INDIANAPOLIS, Mny 24,—The 27th annual 500-mile automobile rare Memorial Day figures to be faster than all of those that have Hone before. Cars fire of higher class than ever ijt.'lore. Thi; famous Indianapolis truck ins been made faster by the com- ilele paving of the The class of drivers generally is iciter than ever. It Is doubtful han at any time in history has IICTO been so many really good K) experienced pilots. The Furious 500 may well turn iiit to be a contest between red- 101 super speedsters and more dc- lemuiblc cars, not cpilte so rapid in a short haul hut faster over u lislanec. In Hie super class could be included (he iv/in entries of Joe rhorne, wealthy New Rochelle, N. Y., lad and driven by (he crncks, liuimy Snyder of Chicago and Rex Mays of Glendale, Calif., a special jH'pared and driven by (he 1935 viclnr, Kelly Pctillo of Los An;ck's: a beautiful pastel yellow and line I.os Angeles entry owned by AJrlcu Sampson II and ushered by handsome Bob Swanson; and a itniight-eight Masernii, imported roui Italy by Mike Boyle of Chicago and engineered by the re- nmvned Wilbur Shaw, the liomc- .own pilot who came down in front n IS:n. KOUEUTS' KKCOHI) HASN'T an;ci[ CH/VXCE HITHER WAV If any of go (he route without undue pit slops tlie race easily might lie among them. In the slightly slower group are .evetal capable of shattering Floyd Robots' winning average and current record of 117.200 miles per hour, established by the Van Nuys, Calif., airplane mechanic a year ago. Among them are Roberls himself in Ihe same chassis with a new motor; Chct Miller of Detroit, in the same four-cylinder Mike Boyle job which ran third lost (rip; Ted Horn of Burbank, Calif., In :ui- Corporation upset Coca Cola fashion, 16 Bottlers to 7, in (he in n Oily Soft- favorec decisive BASEBALL STANDINGS Norfhc.isl Arkansas I.ciifiiic W. L. Pet. Knock Over Crackers After Upsetting Smokies And Lookouts By Unilcfl Press The Birmingham Barons qualified today as Southern Association giant killers.and, incidentally, had prcgre&sed in the standings by leaps and bounds while knocking 6ft the leaders. : When, the Barons pulled the Atlanta Crackers down from first to second with a 5 to 4 victory last night it marked the third time they had unseated n leader this spring, Knoxvllle and ChalUmccga being other victims. ' Chattanooga, however, went back to the top on Atlanta's loss b] winning a double header, 3 to 1 and 6 to 0, from the Nc«- Orlcan Pelicans. The Memphis Chicks, who onl., last week couldn't win for losing reversed that situation to rack u their fifth straight victory. 4 to : over ,the Knoxvllle Smskies, an inarch into fourth place. The Little Hock Travelers clown cd the slipping Nashville Vols, 3 t 2, in the fourth game of the even ing. : Birmingham cemented its third place position and moved lo will In a game and a half of first pla by trimming the Crackers. Tl winnlnj margin came In the eigh , Inning on Jack Qlynn's pinch trip >nda sacrifice fly. Another Hire piy wallop, bj- Leo O'Gorek, ha put: the Batons ' ahead with t\ runs in Hie . opening inning, b Atlanta lied the score in the four with triples by Peters and Rucki Crip Poll! and Dick ianahan, a It is his theory who keeps in good boxing's ills. a I a fellow laugh condition lo .IVjht, and'has ic courage lo sland up and bailie ith Ills flsls. can't lie a had sort left alone by chiselers, fakers, id the like. . . . Tlie master minds hose business it Is to select an mcrlcan polo team to defend the nternaiional Irophy against the rilish are not satisfied wlih the .ay of the 40-goal "dream team" f Philips, Smith. Hitchcock and glehart ... so they made a linc- p change for Ihe test match of oday, replacing Iglchnrl with win- on Guest . . .; but when the erious firing begins the four 10 oalers will be back together, and ou car* bet on II. ... Even If hey lack In efficiency their glamor •ould make up hr it in box oflic Newport xCarulhersville Joncsboro x—Night game. 10 5 . 9 5 6 8 5 13 .067 .043 .429 .204 Southern League W. Atlanta L. Pot. Chattanooga 20 13 19 13 Birmingham n 14 Knoxvllle .. 14 15 Nashville 15 W Memphis 15 17 New Orleans 15 17 Little Hock 12 20 All night games. .GOfi .581 .548 .483 .469 .409 .•IRS .375 ball League game at Haley Ficle last night. In another clash tlie Gorxlyear Tire-team turned in its first'!victory while Phillips Motor Company continued in the loss column as lite V-8's fell. 9 to 7. A 10-run third inning put, Ark- Mo so far oil! in front that the Bottlers never had a chance to culch them. Dun Warrington, Bol Her hurling ace, developed n streak of wildness lhat figured prominently in his downfall. Ark-Mo made 111 hits and six errors the same number of hit. and errors the Bottlers made. The Goodyear-lMiillips battle wa; fairly closely contested with Phil lips slaying a -strain; finish bu not. quite strong enough to over haul the Goodyear club's earls lead. Ark-Mo's victory gave it imdis puted possession of first place whi Phillips' loss enabled It to get v, strangle hold on the cellar. Score by innings: R.H.E. Goodyear ... 210 501 0—9 11 3 Phillips 010 021 ?.—C 6 9 Scogglns and Harwell; Phillips, Stephens and Davis. Score by Innings: R. II. E. Ark-Mo ... 1110 002 2—10 10 C Coca Cola .. 122 200 0— 7 10 {j J. Burns and Hires; LX Warrington, Bluckard and Tart. ippeal. . . . Whinny whimsy: Malicious, Ihe 12-year-old ilior- lUghbred retired lo green pastures it the close of the winter rnciug eason at Santa Anita, Is "writing" elters inviting folk lo a horse how (at which lie will appear) icxt month. His stationery bears ils name and address and he National St. Louis ............. 18 Cincinnati ........... 19 Chicago ............. 1C Boston ............... 14 Pittsburgh ........... 14 New York ........... 13 Brooklyn ............ U Philadelphia ......... lo W. L. Pet. Thi sis how .1 large section of New York's World Pair would look to an airplane pilot. Note the Manhattan .skyline near the top. Numerals indicate points of Interest at the Fair. 1. The general amusement rant!. 2. 'Hie New York state amphitheater facing Fountain Lake. 3. The Fair's Music Hall. 4. The "Children's World." 5. One of the commercial exhibit areas, (i. The transportation zone. 7. The Trylon and Perisplierc, World's Pair symbols. 8. Another commercial exhibit zone. 9. Tlie Court of Slates, containing exhibits by various American states. 10. Industrial exhibit area. special Kentucky rock asphalt, smooth as a billiard table and with ability to absorb oil and moisture. The jousting they formerly took over the rough bricks not only slowed them up but took much out of them physically. In a prelude to what might be expected, Snyder, the erstwhile Chicago milkman and lifeguard, in ers in a decade and Lor Derby's HcliorioUs was third. oilier Boyle special, an eight driven (Thome's six-cylinder,' rear-d ri v e last year by Wild Bill Cummings, car smashed the 10-mile tmalifyiiv who was killed not' long ngo in nn automobile accident that had nothing to do with racing; Balie SUpp of Los Angeles, in Bill White's A~lh Romeo, and several more. . • One of the :• biggest question marks is: Can Shaw go the route in tlie Miuerati? If all goes well wilh Shaw and iiisj mount he easily might become third driver with more than victory in the 500. Tlie others til on arej Louis Meyer of Ilnntington P.iik, Calif., with three, and Tom- myj Milton, long since out of the roaring game, wilh two. ipJcnty of the railbinls and e.v- pejls pick Lou Meyer lo score ag|in in the same car he drove ii year ago. Meyer's Bowes Seal Fast Special was forced out last time at 370 miles while well up among the lenders. The car was new then. Meyer qualified this trip right behind Snyder with 130.0C7 and kiiows the ropes. Another triumph for Roberts waild make him the first to win successive Indianapolis victories. First prize is S20.000, second ?ROOO, third $5000, fourth S35BO, fif|h $3000 and on down. Prize money totals $09,000 wllh accessory prizes swelling the aggregate to'more than 5100,000. ELIMINATION OF IIUMI'V IISICKS PLEASES DRIVERS Drivers nrc thankful for tlie elimination of the bumpy bricks on the buckstretch now covered by a record by averaging 130.138 miles an hour and raised bis own single two and a half mile mark to 130.7S7 miles an hour. His qualifying time was almost'five miles an hour faster than the 1038 qualifying maximum. Tlie limit ... 33 cars . . . will start, America's biggest sports crowd . . upward of 100.000 . . ." will see the knights of the roaring road have it out. Come early and sec the vast turnout. It offers as good a show as Ihe race itself. Lutes Beats Yarbro Tuesday, Score 13-0 Lutes kept step wilh Number Nine by winning over Yarbro, 13 lo 0, Tuesday at Lutes Park in a game postponed from last Sunday because of rain. Bud Lules was in his usual fine form, allowing Yarbro but three hits. Whittle imrlcd for Yarbro. Clinton of Lutes was the hitting siav with a triple, 'double and single. Lutes struck out 12 men. 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