The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1939 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 25, 1939
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PAGE SIX ELYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Today's Sport Parade By Henrj Mcl*mw« Paul Trout Just Another Rookie Until He Bumps •Yanks BY.GEORGE KIRKSEV United Press Slaff Correspondent NEW YORK, May 25.. (UP)— Pan! (Dizzy) Trout, a rookie from the very back row of a tail-end pitching staff, was a. candidate today for Uie Hall of Fame. Yesterday Trout was just a rookie who had been belted out of the box. in both hfs starts. Today he was the fellow who silenced the bats of the dreaded .Yankees and ended their 12-Bame winning streak. Detroit came to town in last plnce, with Tommy Bridges and Buck Newsom, their two pitching aces used up, and nobody to toss to the hungry Yankees. Del Baker, on a liimch, reached way dotvn in his bag and came up with Trout, wiij3 hadn't won' 1 a game. During batting practice Ihe Yanks 'didn't even know who he was. But before Tiout was through they knew him. He let them down with 7 scattered hits to win, G-l. He fanned , six men. and had the Yankee lamed attack boltled up with men on base. Charlie Gehringer and Dixie Walker hit homers in the Tigers' 10-hlt attack on Ferrell, Suudra and Hndlcy. The triumph . enabled the Tigers to craw! out of the cellar as the Browns" replaced them. While the Yanks' streak came to an end, Cincinnati- battered down the Giants, 0-0, and ran up Its ninth straight. Paul Derringer allowed the Giants only five hits to score his filth victory and the Reds first ehutput.' Prank MECormick kept lip his lusty hitting, with homer Np. 8—his third In four james—and a single. It miide the Reds' 31st homer in 30 games. But the Reds still haven't caught the Caidinals who reeled oil their sixth straight to' hold the National League lead by a .012 point margin. Curt Davis let the Bees down with seven hits as St. Louis won, 7-0. It -»as Davis'; sixth triumph. : The'.Cubs, trimmed the Phillies, 3-2, and Pittsburgh walloped Bipok- lyn, 6-3. The Western National League clubs now present a solid first division front, with the four Easteni clubs nil in second division. Billy Herman's single drove in the Cub winning tally as Larry French won his third straight. Joe Bowman deled out nine.;hits,to Ihe Dodgers In winning his'third game. The Yankee defeat post them no serious, ground as Cleveland knocked off the secphd-place Red Sox, 6-2, behind Willis Hudlin's 4-hit pitching. Hudlln hit a homer and a double to drive In three runs. Washington slugged cut a 1C-4 victory over the Browns. The two rookie starters, Jack Kramer i>f St. Louis and Walter Miisierson of : Washington, were knccked out. Johnny Welnj led the Senators' attack with t\\o doubles jane with the basrs loaded, and n single, driving In four runs. In the American League's second night game, the Philadelphia Atli- letics took their second straight licking, 4-1, frcm the Chicago White Sox. Edgar Smith held his ex- teammates to five lilts to score his third win. * • * Yesterday's hero: Pa\d (Dizzy) Trout of the Tigers, second right hander to beat the Yankees this year, who broke their 12-game winning streak. BY GEOHGK KUIKSEY United Press Sfaft" Correspondent O'lnch-lilltliig for Henry Mcl.emorc NEW YORK, May 25. (UP)Seen and heard along the baseball trail: Buck Newsom suys thcre'b only one club with n chance to beat the Yankees . . . "What club, Buck?" . . . "The club that wins the National League pennant." . . . But Oscar Vilt, for one, thinks the Yankees are playing over theii heads . . . "They aren't ns go:d as they Icok right now and they tuny have some trouble before Ihe year's out," snys the Cleveland pilot, Vltl does not think the Yanks have a super-team . . . "Just give me Gordon and Crosetti for my club, and let the Yanks have my two guys," suggests Vltt. "Then let us start even and we'll see \vlu;'s got Hie ball chib. Don't you think that Gordon and Crosetti don't make the difference In the Yanks and the Indians." . . . The Yankees do not bark much at the umpires ... Joe McCarthy discourages his players from arguing with the mnns and only one Yankee lias been ejected this season . . . "Umpires don't bent yoii; tlie oilier team does," Is McCarthy's observation. Earl Mann, president of Ihe Atlanta Crackers, says he has the fastest player In baseball on his team—John Rucker, a nephew of Nap Rucker, Brooklyn's famous old southpaw. . . . "If there are any foot races to decide the fastest player in baseball at the nil-star game," says Mann, "we want to enter Rocker. And we don't have to worry who'll be the winner." Tlie rumors that Don Padgett, Cardinals' culflelder, Is headed for :he Dodgers will not subside . . . Desperate for a pitcher, Bill Terry inay trade Harry Dannlng, Giants' catcher whose free and easy manner with scribes has not Ingratiated him with Memphis' Bill. , . .The Indians arc still after that second baseman . . . -flie search now Is In the ICth year . They haven't' Inul n capable defensive player at second since .Bill Wnmbsganss. Ben Chnpmnn ami Johnny Broaca, ex-Yankees now- with Cleveland, are rcom mates when the Indians are on the road. . , When the Indians enme to Yankee Stadium, Red Rolfe yelled at Chapman, "Slnlln would feel right at home In that i com. He'd probably pick 'u'p some Ideas The Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League Paragoiilil at Carutliersville. postponed, rain. Newport nt Jonesboro, postponed, rain. Southern League Nashville at. Little R«ck, two games, postponed, rain. Night games: Memphis 2, Knoxville 1. Atlanta at Birmingham. New Orleans 14, Chattanooga 1. American league Washington 16, St. Urals C. Cleveland S, Boston 2. Detroit o, New York 1. Chicago 4, Philadelphia ]. National league Pittsburgh 6, Brcoklj-n 3 'Chicago 3. Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati C, New York 0 St. Louis 7, Boston 0. ants' pitchers have issued 138 alks in 31 games which shows 3ii how far back Ihe league's ice best control •.stall has ijone. Some of the experts arc tabbing ttsburgh as the team to watch the National League race . . i||i practically no help from Cy lanton and Russ Baners, Ihe Piles, who dropped 8 out of their rst Q, have clicked oh* 14 out of eir last 21 and boosted their ay up to the .500 mark, . . . hlspers are going the rounds that Izzy Dean's 14 scoreless innings ;ninst the Dodgers and Bees en't to be token loo seriously nd that the -Cub pitcher is far om being 1 ready to lake his reg- ar turn. Barnte McCoskcy, Detroit's brll- nt outfielder, has copied his bat- ig stance from Charlie Gehringer d looks almcst exactly like the ger second baseman 'when he's Inglng. . . . Carl Hubbell, who cert him in the all-star game veral times, iias long conlended at Gehringer is the craftiest hit- r he ever faced. . . . Red Ruf- ig, even with his perfect record fi straight victories, still is both- ed by ,t muscle in his arm and is to be careful throwing curves. Lou Ochrig, the highest-paid ayer in baseball at $34.000 for i39, cams his dough carrying the leup to the umpires and shag- ng balls for fungo hitters. . . . ut Lou, grey at the temples and oklng older than when he was ic Yankee first baseman, is chcer- il aboul the sudden turn of events hlch have relegated him to the ench probably forever. ... He niles more than anybody on the ankce bench. BASEBALL STANDINGS Norlhe.isl Arkansas Today's Games Northeast Arkansas Icagse Jonesboro at Paragould. Carulhersvllte at Newport. ' Southern I.eajruc Knoxville at Memphis. Atlanta at Birmingham. Nashsille at Little Hock. Chattanooga at New Orleans. National : League Boston at St> Louis. New York at Cincinnati. , .Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. ' .Philadelphia at Chicago. Amtrlcan League .Detroit at New r York. Cleveland At Boston. St. Louis at Washington. Onlj' games scheduled. Moonlight Is only reflected sui light.' ;> ' W. L. Pet. ewport jo 5 aruthersvillc 10 5 aragould 6 fl onesboro 5 12 .607 .067 .-100 .294 Southern League W. L. Pet. hattnnccgti 20 14 533 A ! lanl ^ '. 20 U '.588 Birmingham j« 14 563 } ttmphls 17 17 .500 "noxvillc 14 Blond, athletic Dorothy Arnold, comely, singing acircss of screen, radio and night clubs, has announced that she will be married this summer to Joe DiMagRio, slugging New York Yankee outfielder. "Kicks Arc Hot; Crackers And Lookotils Even Steven About Tlie By United I'rcss Allan tn-Chnltnnocgn duel for the Southern Association lead took on a tceler-totter aspect today while the league 'looked on wilh amazement at Memphis' phenomenal rise. The Atlanta. Crackers regained the top rung of Ihe ladder last night after being usurped for 24 hours by defeating the Birmingham Burons, 5 to 3, while the Chattanooga Lookoiils were humbled by the New Orleans Pelicans, 14 lo 1. . The chicks •defeated Ihe Knoxville smokies, 2 lo 1. for Ibetr sixth slraight victory and a temporary lease on -fourth place. A week ago, (lie Chicks were In seventh nnd threatening to crowd Lillle Rock olf the bottom. A scheduled double-header at Nashville between the Vnls and LIUle Rock was rained out. . Birmingham fans saw some sure enough pitching on the part of Clyde Smoll, little Atlanta left- hfiiKlor. Por six nnd two thirds Innings he didn't allow a hit, while his mates were milling Julian Tubb for 11 blows and two run.' Smoll weakened in the eighth and the Barons lied tlie score cji llircc hits. Smoll regained his stuff to hold the Barons in check in the ninth, and although he was lifted for a pinch-hitter hi the 10th, when the Crackers wpn the game wilh three tallies, he received credit for a well deserved victory. In Mew Orleans, the Lookouts pitchers had a bad evening and Floyd Slromme. pelican right- hander, was never In better form. He breezed through on a. six-hit performance while hts mates pum- mcled three Chatl,-mo;ga Inirlers for 1C blows. The Chicks' sixth straight triumph was largely the work of Lyn Stout, who held the Smokies to six hits. He would have had a shutout had not the third baseman thrown one away. Bush nnd Bckhardt led Memphis' attack with two hits each. The learns arc coupled (lie same way tcday. THURSDAY, MAY 25 1939 The PAYOFF HY IMRRY GKAVSON NEA Service Sports Keillor NEW YORK, May 25.—lt is too bad if the pitchers liaye found n Wind or bad spot In the batting of youns Theodore Williams after his line start. Tiie majors need more recruits with the pleasing freshness of the Boston Red Sox outfielder. There are mnny stories about Tni Williams, and Die old Detroit shortstop, Donfe Bush, who managed him In Minneapolis last torn, tells one of the best. "Williams doubled hi a late inning with two out and the score tied." relates Bush, now presldent- pllot of the Louisville Colonels. "I kept yelling at him from (lie coacher's box to be cnreful not to be caught off. base because he was the winning run. 'Finally, Ted yelled back loud enough for everybody | n the park to hear: 'Hey, Donlc, I got here by myself and if you slop bother- Ing me I'll get home by myself, too.'" A /lop on the purl of Williams would be a tremendous disappointment, although the hoy Is still very young. The Red Kox traded Ben Chapman after (lie Alabaman's finest year in anticipation of the Snn Diego lad. * * * CltON'IN NEVER COMPLETELY SOU) OX-YOUNG WJMJAMS "If we're wrong on Williams, all baseball Is wrong," said Joe Cro- :iin in the spring. "Everybody, who hns seen him agrees that he can't miss." Yet Cronln nominated his third baseman, Jim Tabor, as the recruit of the year. Somewhere, way back in his wise Irish head, he wasn't completely sol<r on Williams. It's practically treason, but Bill Meyer, malinger of the Ynnktcs 1 Kansas City, farm club, believes Williams to be the one athlete wilh n chance to fill Bnbe Ruth's shoes. I recall Meyer, who has seen Joe DIMngglo, Jimmy Foxx, Charley . Keller and the rest, remarking in the spring: "Williams is the greatest natural hitter I've seen since Ruth. He may never be a Ruth, but he's the only player who has that chance. "Last year, when he was with Minneapolis, most of us considered him too eccentric. He did soine foolish, childish things, but strangely enough he's smart. He's a student of baseball." Meyer then mentioned what 'the Red Sox management fear is true about Williams. • ; * * *>•-'' < '>', GETS NO 1'OWEK ON BAU, CLOSE TO HIS UAT HANDLE "Williams has a. batting weakness," explained the handler of •the Blues, "but it''takes a good pitcher to find it. "Ted doesn't get his power on a fast ball kept close to the handle of his bat. But get that ball over the plate, away from him, high' or low. and he'll murder it. '• "We were paying the Red Sox In an exhibition game a year apo. Joe Gallagher, 'who can hit the ball to left field about as far as any light-handed batter, drove one flgnlnst the fence at sarasotu- for three bases. TJmt to ins was ft tremendous clout. "An inning or so later, Williams, a tall and skinny left-handed batter, belted one gainst the same fence. "I made up my mhul ntjout him then, and nothing he did with Minneapolis last season gave me tlie slightest reason to change my jniml." But American League pitching, as bad us it is on many days, Is vastly superior to American Association pitching. And there never was a fence- buster in (he majors with a definite batting weakness, Goodyear To Face Ark-Mo; Phillips To Play Coca-Cola The leading Arkansas Missouri Power Corporation team of the City Softball League will meet the Goodyear Tire tenm In the ,rst game of tonight's doublelicndcr nt Haley Field at eight o'clock. In the second (jamc Phillips Motor Company will oppose the Coca Cola Bottlers. Scogglns nnd Harwell were nominated as batteries for Goodyear today with Burns to hurl nnd Hires to entch for Ark Mo. Southpaw Stephens lias been tentatively named lo start against the slugging Bottlers with Davis whlnd the plate. Dan Warrington will hurl and Taft will catch for Coca Colas. Standings K>m W. L. Pel. Ark Mo 3 0 1.000 ~:oca Cola 2 1 .667 joodyeor i 3 .333 'hillips ....' 03 .000 Tliree Killed In Triple Train Wreck ,. Ilnll , Ml „„ P " , ! a nia Si w ci irelght, uhich , , . ] ° m ™ 1 ""* I*""™' *>*-<*». above, b center of tuple tram crash , , ,v ' " Wl>ICh k '" C(1 <»'<* «wmcn. piously injured four others. OnJK d t , lake on coal, was smaital into by another; then fust fruit express plowed °««r Jwocars were derailed to 'hair mt | e a i ong right-of-way Jail l,alior .Missed ANADAUKO, Okln. (UP»—A dance was )ic)d liere to raise funds Pilots Within Limit; Bartlett Is Released CARUTHERSV1LLE, Mo., May 25 -Manager Bunny Simmons yesterday stated that with the release Monday of Marlon Bavtlctt, of Cape Girardeuu, Mo'., the Caruth- ersvillo Pilots roster had been reduced to fourteen, the required league limit. Bartlett is a' right- landed pitcher. Those on'the team now are: Pitchers—Russell Lewis, Charles Pichter, Milton Lowery, Ralph &icks, Ben Whetstone and George Lutz. • Catcher—Manager Bunny Simmons. . .'. Infielders—Cy Redifer, Bob Stanton,.Torn Cornish and Russ Gildig. Outfielders — Ray Zimmerman, Ben Dorcey and' Eddie Pilo. for the city's, wood chopping project—a charity program. TDance ^ proceeds were allocated to pay 'men to cut wood for distribution fo rthe needy. The work formerly was done by jail inmates, but the Jail population has fallen off. Glasses Stop Bullet HARTIiAND, N. Y. (UP)—While Mrs. Archie Slsson was standing on the porch of her home, a stray shot fired by a pheasant hunter struck her glasses. Although the sliot shattered one of (he lenses, Mrs. Sisson reported her eye was not injured. Giant 'Sunflsh Caught JERUSALEM (UP)—Tlie British museum hns declined the offer of a giant snnlish weighing nearly a. ton, which was caught recently near Haifa. The simflsh, which is almost circular in shape, measures more than eight feel from lail to mouth. Wert Optometrist "HE MAKES 'EM SEB" Over Joe Isaacs' Store Phone 540 NO OTHER "MAKIN'S" TOBACCO LIKE IT! Joncsboro Go'lf Team Will Play Hero On Sunday V'ashvlllc Vew Orleans Little Rock ....... ; . 15 18 15 jg 13 20 .452 .455 .451 .394 American W. L. Pet. 22 6 , 786 The Blytheville Country Club Bolt team will entertain the Joncs- boro club Sunday for the second tournament of the season between he two clubs. Long rivals, the locals defeated Jonesboro on its home course recently for the first time. Joncsboro has also never won on the Jilythe- villc course and the Dlylhcvllle players are eager to keep the slate clenn. 1C 9 17 13 Jew York Boston hicago Cleveland ' w Washington i", 12 16 Philadelphia u n Detroit |' 12 •>() St. Louis " ii n n .040 .567 .500 .429 .393 .375 .355 National _. , . ' W. U Pet. St. Louis 1B Q C7Q Cincinnati .. .. 2 Q 10 Chicago '' n U Pittsburgh 1515 Bcston .. ........ 14 Jfi New York ........."'.I 13 , g Brooklyn n 17 Philadelphia .' ( Q 2 o Englishmen spend about 000,000,000 a year on pleasure. The fisher is the one animal that Is not affected by iwrcupine quills. Almost every mature fisher carries a number of quills In his pell. .667 .548 .500( .467 .419 ,393 .133 Complclc Line of Bcaufiful, Kiccfric WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC Ranges and Water-Heaters WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP 110 So. Second Plinnc 311 SMOKfS COOllB (IT'S "CRIMP CUT") RINGE ALBERT THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE SPECIAL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 10;5S Chevrolet Sporl Sedan—A Heaiity §5;W 1937 Chevrolet Town Sedan—Special ..§«!) 1 !)37 Plymouth Town Sedan £37!) 1037 Ford V-S "DO" Tudor. Real gas saver $379 IflSfi Chevrolet Deluxe Town Sedan 5299 193(5 Ford V-S Tudor. Itail Clean Car §295 1935 Ford V-S Tudor. Deluxe Model §1S5 1935 Chevrolet Standard Coach §185 193(5 Tcrraplnnc Coupe. Only. .§H>9 Trucks, Large and Small—Chevrolet, Dodge, G.M.O, Ford and International. We have a few cars under $50. K:IKV G.M.A.C. Payment Han TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Phone G33 v • • • m •n • • • • • TWSamuels Wear PALM BEACH SHARK WEAVES the Fair Take your cue from smart New Yorkers — Pack several in your grips. Coat and trousers weigh a mere 36 ounces . . . hold their shape longer ... fit better than any washable suit made. Enjoy ihem en route — and waste no tune shopping when you get there. The low price is the same everywhere — but only here can you get our kind of service. TAILORED BY QODDAL.I- THE GCMUlNt CLOTH PALM BRACK SUITS . . . §15-50 PAUI BEACH SLACKS ... §1.75 Visit the Palm Beach E x li i h i { . . • the first as you enter the.building called—"MAN—HIS CLOTHES—HIS SPOUTS" R. D. HUGHES & CO. Blytheville, Ark,

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