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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 5, 1939
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTH5VJLLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS A Tired Man Misses At Close Range Three, One-Half Game , Lead Longest In Loop This Season BY GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, June 5. (U!>>~ Wait Until the second time nrotmd the circuit before placing (lie stamp of approval on any ball club. That's an old baseball n.vlom. The first time nraimri die Cincinnati' Reds didn't look like the club:(he.-exports cracked them up to be.: They lacked pcisc imd finesse, were Jittery and uncertain. But on llielr second tour of the .East the Reds have found Uicm- selves. They looked like coming champions as they bent back the Giants, .4-1, Sunday mill increased their National League lead to 3 Mi gnmes—longest of any National _ League club this .season. One.of the big criticisms of the Reds before the campaign opened [concerned, (heir infield defense. There wasn't anything sieve-like about It yesterday as the Reds reeled off four double plays— Myers, Prey mid McCormlck team- Ing, up for three and Myers and McCormlck making the oilier one. Those four twin killings aided considerably as Paul Derringer scored I his seventh triumph even though ', he allowed 11 hits, , Carl -Hubbell failed to last, one! inning. Bill Lohrinan finished the game, 'allowing only seven hits, but one of Uicm was a , homer by' Werber. with a mate on. Pittsburgh and Brooklyn divided a (lonbleheader, the Pirates winning the opener, 7-3, and the D:dgers taking Ihc nightcap, 14-1. Brooklyn had a two-run lead going Into the eighth Inning of the opener, but Johnny nizzo hit a homer- with two on ta start Luke Hainljji's downfall. Hiu(ii Casey, rapped Jor 14 lilts,.nearly pitched n shutout in [ho after-piece. The Cubs pounded cut a 9-4 victory over the Phillies although Big Bill Lee was driven to cover In the fourth. Carl Reynolds and Hip Hussell made three hits each and drove in six runs between them. Dizzy Dean blanked the Phils lor three Innings in the nightcap, which was washed up al the end of the third. Paul Trout, Detroit's bespectacled hurler, who is one o[ those rare specimens who've beaten the Yanks, couldn't .do it again. The world champion's belted him from Hie box In the fourth and rode on to an 8-4 triumph behind Red Ruffing' and; Johnny MurpJiy. II was Ruffing's eighth victory. The triumph lengthened New'York's lead to 8>,i games. Bob Fclier hung up his ninth victory as the Indians thumped the Red Sox, 10-2. He allowed six hits and fanned four to run his season's strike out record to 19. The Indians mauled Bagby and Wndc for 15 hits. Bob Grove won the second game 7-1 to give Boston an even break. The White Sox and Athletics took turns'. at belting each other around—Chicago winding (he opener, 14-9, and the A's taking the •second game, II-Q. Ted Lyons coasted to his fifth straight win ufler hfs mates scored elglit. runs in the first frame of the opener. The St. Louis Browns snapped their U-game losing streak with n bang—beating Washington twice, 5-4 and 11-3. Harlond Cllft. drove in three runs in the opener wllh two singles. The Browns raked Deshong and Masterson for 15 hit.s in the nighlcap. Yesterday's hero—Billy Sullivan, Browns' outfielder whose eighth Inning double-drove in the winning run as St. Louis broke its 11-game losing streak by trlmmhur Washington, 5-4. BASEBALL STANDINGS Northeast Arkansas League W. L. Pet Caruthersvillc 17 9 05.) Newport 16 12 ; 571 Paragould ll 15 -123 Jonesboro 1018 .357 Southern League. W. L. Pet Chattanooga 25 19 .558 Memphis 24 20 54 Atlanta 25 21 Knoxville 23 21 Birmingham 2121 Nashville .. 19 22 New Orleans 21 25 Lltlle Rock 18 27 .54' .52 .500 .46.1 .45 .400 National League W. L. Pet Cincinnati ........... 23 14 .............. Pittsburgh' ........... 2219 53 Chicago .............. 22 19 ' Brooklyn ............ 19 N( :w York ......... ..... 1923 Boston . . ............ 16 23 Philadelphia .!!!l227 'jc American league Red Wilson Slrikes Out 21; Lutes, Manila, Keiser, Bur<:lct Ic Win Number Nine continued Its blistering pace in Division A of the Mlsslsspp Counly Softball League \cslerday wth nn B to 2 victory 1 o\cr Victoria. i Lutes, only half a game behind, bent Dell, 5 to ). Oilier winners uro Kelwr over Yarbro, Manila over Ciosnel) and BurdcUu over Clear Lake, [lie hitter gume gainif 11 innings. Red Wilson, Number Nino hurler, established a new league strikeout record, whirling 21 batters. former record of 19 strikeouts was close with both men iioiindlng awny ncreely, a IIred looking Max Baer, Icfl, misses a short, left hook Lou Nova ducks out of the way In their helrywctghl battle In Yankee Sladlum, New York Piglit ended in llth round wllh Nova. I'lctor by a Icclinlcnl knockout. BETJ IDP ill Inlo Challenging Posi- ilon; Lillle Rock Finally Deals Barons By United . 1'rcss The Memphis Chicks pulled out the Southern Association pack i!ny and threatened ID take the ague lend awny from Chntta- »ogn. The Chicks moved Into second ace over Atlanta yesterday by veeiilng a double-header with New rlcans, Both games were'won by onc-nui margin, but sufficient, to it (he Chicks within striking stance of (op position. Memphis look the first game, 3 to coming from behind in the iiinlh score twice. Bessc and stout gave > eight hils for the winners, while c pelican mound staff, Cohen id Puiford, wore touched for the me number. The Chicks needed two extra lungs to win the nightcap, 4 to 3. cmphls scored the winning run on wild throw by Scalzt, New Orleans ortstop. Chattanooga dropped a nolch In percentages, but retained the Today's Sport Parade By Henry McLemore NEW YORK, June 5. (UP) — Without consulting the American Bar Association about It, n horse named Johnstown has appointed himself attorney, for the defense. He has tnkcn it upon himself to defend those sports writers, who, after seeing him win the Kentucky Derby In a breeze, rushed to Vhclr typewriters and hailed him as the greatest American horse of all time, a super bangtail worthy of sitting on Man o'War's right, if not squarely In his lap. The sports writers needed n defense after the Preakness. As you well remember, Johnstown went from the Derby to the Preakness, and, with superlatives dripping from his ears, neck, and withers, proceeded lo run a dismal race in the mud. He wns beaten by Challedon. Gilded Knight, and others. This defeat unloosed a deluge of criticism upon the men who Imd, In Louisville, rated Johnstown as unbeatable. Jim Rii-loy hnd put on extra postmen to handle (he mail just a fraction oil the record set by Wai- Admiral. Heaven knows- what he would have run it in, had he been punished. He's n lot of horse, Johnstown. I still say he Is the fastest four- legged business this country ever saw. Sue me, if you like. I'll let him defend me. Replaces O'Brien As Pace Seller; Lowery, Sweck- ard Lead Pilchers Elmer KirchofT, Paragould man- ngcr and' second baseman, Is lead- Ing Northeast, Arkansas Len»ue bailers need-ding lo J. p. Friend, league statistician, who 1ms released official records for games through May 31. Klrcholf's mark Is .379. Second in the batting chase is Louis Letter, Jonesboro first sacker, with a mark of .363. Stanley Dozan, Jonesboro catcher, and Edward held by Bull Lutes. Division fi result-;: Tt'iim Ynrbi-o MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1939 Newcomer To Oppose Joe Welch Oklahoma Joe Welch, tall young heavyweight who has climbed rap- Idly toward the lop amcng performers In this territory, will seek lo continue his string of wins here tonight when lie comes to clutches with 11 wiestlyr inuncil Jensen nt Ihe Legion arena. Although he has been wrestling fcv some time, Welch was regarded as a mediocre performer until the last year, during which time he has absorbed many of the finer points of Hie business and has knocked oif some of the fivvcrlte big boys In this part, of the country. He is now considered one of ihc best 195-uonndcrs on the circuit which Includes Blytht'vlllc, Very little Is known here cf Jensen, Welch's opponent for tonight, but Pr:moier Mike Meroncy has been making an oltort to line up tougher opppsitlon for Welch this .spring and It is likely that Jensen will prove a capable mnlman. Tiger Ling, versatile Florida boy 5 a -I who 'has slaked his clafm on the Celsci" ; C 11 2 ! Hlfht heavyweight wresllin» cham- Hmnham, D. Bunch and Mat- plcnslifp of the Soulh and who average of .310, Cocdycar .304 and Phillips .207. Hitters with nverages of .300 or more follow: Harwell (Goodyear) 588, Ganske lArkmo) 579, Baxter (Arkmo) 578, l£lM (C:ca Cola) 529,, Tray nor (Goodyear) 500. Burnhnm (Coca Cola) 500, Blackarcl (Coca Cola) 47fi, Boniar (Goodyear) 444, Taylor (Arkmo) 429, whittle (Coca calu) 400, Potter (Coca Cola) 400, Taft (Coca Coin) 33), Fisher (Phillips) 333, Brogdon (Arkmo) 3)8, Prmicls ((Joodyeai-i 308, Terry (Arkmo) 300, Noble Horses Are Sent To Springfield, III. V. H. Grnltnn and C. Ci. Grattan, horses owned by Crawford Noble which have wintered here, were taken to Springfield, III., yesterday for a month's training before entering races In the Illinois short clrccuil. Jcssee Stilt, who has been train- in* them this spring, took the llicms; Hnrtiich, Wcldon and Clay. Manila 11 13 2 Ciosncll 2 7 '1 Ma:re and Bellinger; Whittle and Taft. Lutes 5 10 5 Dell i T 3 Lutes and Walls; Glllilaml and J. Smothcrman. Number Nine n 12 4 Victoria .. o 2 a Wilson and Young; Dclaroza niul Murraui. - - Burdctte n 12 4 Clear Lake fl 10 3 Colomnn and Hicks; Joiner ami Hancy. Division 13 results: Blackwaler 5, Tomato 0; Recce 4, Huffman 3; Bnrkc's Stove 3, Tvvon- za Lake 2. Standings 'follow: Division A '''en'" W. L. Pet. No. Nine G 0 1008 Lutes .....5 0 1.000 Keiser : 4 j .300 ™ ""bKinZ'4ou *"'"• Caruthersville arc iTed fo . ° "!™. S 1 ""8 * 011 third with .342.- The fifth meniliPr Dell ...... Manila .. 'arbro .. Burdelte .. Sosnell .. Hear Lake 'ictoria Team Jlackwater .. luff man .. ..;..'•...... Burke's Store rj'ronza Ijike. tccce dare send you out as an expert iu pcrcemagcs, mil retained the . , ' ." , ad In splitting a twin-bill with wl '° ' you nrc , so f "»n'Petcnt. . . noxvillc. The Smokies gave Chat- i, ° h '/; c f l il B0 °" nml » r °P cr - noogn a lethal dose of hits to' 1 ,'"" 1 , l ° '!" y , n p!m ' of nsbeslos In the first, 8 to 2. Young aid B ,'° vcs lo hnntllc my mftil B " cr benmlhy hcmcKd far Knoxvil c J°»"slown' s HcWng In the Prcnk- Tlie Lookouts no s «l nnl K-,,nvJ ncss - nml a ' ere wn * ""'eh of it The Lookouts nosed out Knox- lle In the-second, 4 to 3. Nichol- n and Olsen hit four-baggers for latlanocga while Bolcn .and Bass d an eight-hit job on the mound. Atlanta sagged back to third ace, splitting a double program Ith Nashville. The Vois won the irtaln-miscr, 2 and 1. Atlanta oke the scoring ice in Hie sixth nlng wllh one Nashville W. L. PC New York 33 7 8 Boston 23 H > Chicago 22 18 5 Cleveland 20 19 .5 'Philadelphia .. 1723 .4 Detroit .. n 24 4 Washington .. ........ 15 26 .366 ,. St. Louis .-.,.., 13 29 .310 By the use of two electric light bulbs in the place of eyes, a ' dummy sitting In the driver's seat •In n dew car, tests the range of vision through the new type \\ind- ."shlelds, •orcd. In the eighth and then ishcd (he winning tally across In 10 ninth. Atlanta's Smoll and nshville's Collier pilclicd a mound Htlc for five Innings, (hen the ols cut loose at (he plate and moll retired before Bobby Ouram. Naslivllie got 11 hits, while tlanta nicked only five otr Collier id Jeffcoat. The Crackers unleashed n snvagc ittlng attack In the second game o win 11 to \. Atlanta pounded ut five runs in the first liming ant] ept DID game under control the est of Hie way. The Crackers uyged Winford. Jelfcoat. Baker fid Gassnvvay fcr 13 hits. Little Rock broke a scries of seven ucccsslvc losses to Birmingham by putting a twin bill with the Ba- ons. Birmingham turned on the itting hc.U in the first lo win, 11 o 5, lambasting Bruasse, Gnbler nd Meadows for n hits. Jim Pen- crgast and Frank Dasso pHchi-il tie Travelers to a C to 2 will over he Barolis In the closing game. The Travelers <lld all their scor- ng in the third Inning. Only game scheduled today Is 'lialtanooga nt Atlanla. where (he Lookouts open a two-game scries. Yesterday's Results Northeast Arkansas League Caruthersville 12-0, Jonesboro 2-3 Newport 11-2. Paragculd 5-3. Southern League Memphis 3-). New Orleans 2-3 Birmingham 11-2, Little Rock S-G Nashville 2-4. Atlanta l-ll Knoxvilic 8-3, Chattanooga 2-4. National League Cincinnati 4, New York 1 Pittsburgh 7-1, Brooklyn 3-14 Chicago 9, Philadelphia 4. sec;nd called in third account Sunday law. St. Louis at Brooklyn, postiwuccl rain. that couldn't have been opened aiid read before any group less linrdciied than the French Foreign Legion. Johnstown must have realized the predicament we were In, for beginning wllh the Withers Mile a week ago, lie took up the role of counsel tor defense. Using his magnificent stride, his burning speed, his sloiit' heart for a case, he went out lo prove that the men who culled him n super horse were dend right—that they hadn't libeled Alan O'War, Exterminator, ami oilier great .thoroughbreds in ranking him with and above them. Jonesboro, while nt the bottom on gnmes won and lost is lending the league in team biitlln.; wit,lv n mark of .271. Caruthersville Is lead- Ing In team fielding with a mark •;f .057. Nfillon Lowcry of Caritthcrsvllle and Howard Sweckard of Newport are the leading Imrlers with four victories .and no defeats each. Ed Hughes, Newport Icllliaiidcr, Is next with five victories and one defeat. Today's 'Games Northeast Artcansas League Newport, at Paragonld. Jonesbovo at Carnthersville. Breaking on top in the Withers Mile, he swept the eight furlongs like a frightened tiling to equal the re-cord time of Man O'War. And he did this with no urging, no touch of the whip, no frantic clucks in his oars. All alone, out there winging, and with no Mini), of rival hooves lo drive him on, he Just breezed. He followed (his eloquent, plea' with another in the mile and one half Bclmonl Stakes on Saturday. In a race patterned alter the English Derby, and calculated to reveal any flaw that, a horse lias, Johnstown went, out and galloped to a win. There never was a moment, that he wasn't n winner. If Ihe race hnd been four furlongs. Johnstown would have tnkcn the purse, because he broke In front and never was headed. If it. had been six furlongs, a mile, a mile and an eighth, or a mile and a quarter, the winner would have been Johnstown. Jockey Jimmy Stout rode him like n general reviewing his troops. Just silting up and riding, coming down the s(retch Stout rode with his head turned backward, as if anxious lo sec where the others were in order not to embarrass them. Pulled up, big John was WRESTLING TIGER LONG NED TAYLOR Soiillicni l.cngiic Chnttnnoogn nt. Atlanta. Little Rock nt Birmingham. Only gnmes scheduled. Motional i>;\guc Pittsburgh at Brooklyn. Cincinnati nt New York. Chicago at Philadelphia. St. Louis at. Boston. In 1911. I'erry Rodgers completed the first transcontinental airplane hop. Hying from Siicepshcncl Bay, L. I,. U Long Beach, Calit. KcKlscrs was killed in a plane crush six months later. American League Cleveland 10-1, Boston 2-7 New York 8, Detroit 4. St. Louis 6-11, Washington 4-3 Chicago H-C, Philadelphia 9-11. As a climax to the three-day ccle- braticn observing the Will anniversary cf the Battle ot Gettysburg, President Roosevelt kindled the "Flame of Eternal Peace," n natural gas name, alop Gptiysburg Memorial. LES JENSEN vs. JOE WELSH Legion Arena, Monday 8 |>.m. American League Washington at St. Louis. Philadelphia at Chicago. Ne«' York al Detroit. Boston at Cleveland. QUALITY Plus ECONOMY Equals Firestone Convoy Tires Any way you figurr, 1'lreslonc Convoy Tires slve you llic greatest value for (lie. money. Ilulll n-lth all Fircsloiic p.ilcntcd eonsliuclloii fralurrs. Krmcm- ber you liny on <mi- isui). GKT I'l.AN. SBT OK -1 VOH AS Lirn-K AS $1.50 SK : PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Ellis Snipes, niiilgd Mjr Slh & Wahnil Ttiont 810 . 3 2 . 2 3 . 2 4 .000 .400 1 3 .250 Division 1! . 1 4 . 0 5 ,2oa .060 W. L. Pet, . 2 (J 1.000 . I I .500 . 1 1 .500 . 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 has been mighty hard lo beat in (lie local ring, will engage muscular Ned Taylor of Arizona In another match on tonight's card. Goodyear Catcher Showing Way To Softball Baiters With .588 Mark Jerry' Harwell, Gooilyeur Tire catcher, is leading the hitters in (he Commercial Softball League through <, nmes of Thursday, June 1, with art average ol .588, according to figures released today by Bill Godwin, league statistician. In 17 trips to the plate Jerry has slapped out 10 safe hlls, including three livo base hits and a lirme run. Robert Baxter and Carl Gunske are only nine points behind with a lusty .579 each. They have made II hits out of 18 trips lo the plate. John "Wimpy" Burns of Arkansas-Missouri Power Corporation is leading the pitchers with five wins ami one defeat. The Cocn Cola Bottlers nrc leading the league in learn bat ting with They were brought) here last fall for racing in Ihe Mississippi county fair races and will return to Bly- tlievDlc again for those contests late In September after having been entered In similar races in Illinois. 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