The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 27, 1944
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Service Teams Renew Rivalry i Four Hi Ferry Command Doyins BAAF, 13 to 5, Tuesday Afternoon The Fourth Feny Command nine of Memphis. 154-1 Mid South Service camp Champions; defeated the BAAP Bueball Team 13-5 hi a same at the 'local diamond Tuesday afternoon. It «as (lie Temiesseans' fourth victory o\er the Blithcvillc aegre- gatlon In six sanies played tills season'and came after the locals had achieved a 5-2 lead by the end of ihe/sMh liming. Corp.; Mel Pai-nell, playing right field for Blythevfllc In Tuesday's game fens tlie leading hitler for his teaiii, hitting two triples and ti single iii four tups io tlie plate. Results of the contest showed Memphis scoring is runs, 17 hits, and muring one error. The BAAF got 5 runs, 10 hits and made 4 errors.<• Batteries for .Memphis"were On- inanchq'and Frcntzen, pitchers, and Tnjloi, cntchei Edgar and Huth were the nioundsnieii for Blythe- \ille, while Bmlek caught The locals' next game will he played Saturday afternoon nt 3:30 o'clock at the. diamond across from the Post Chapel The powerful aggregation from the Smyrna, Temv, Arrnj Air Field v,Ill furnish the competition A second game be- lueen the two teams \\I11 be played Sunday afternoon nt 3 o'clock. The .civilian labor force Increased to 52,840,000 between April and May of 1944, \uth women accounting for praclicall> nil of the 160,000 .rise. Verban Calls Core/ Infield Greatest In The Business BLYTHBYILLB (ARK.); POUBIEE REWB One London firm bought 10,000 elephant tusks annually to make billiard balls Emil-Verban checks in. By SAM DAVIS 'NBA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK.—Emll Matll '« Verban never saw Frank. Prlsch play; ball, - .but the old Fordhnm Flash Is Ills Idol. Good looking, clean cut, Fjiill Verban, sharp- nosed with a cleft In his chin and brown-eyed, ponders on what men like Ty Colib and Honus Wagner, whom he missed seeing, would do In Ihis present day. Old-timers assure him the Georgia Peach ami Plying Dutchman would stick out like the Washington monument, .but young Vcrbttn is of tlie opinion that baseball has advanced. The modest, personable Vcrbnn, 25, played every game on the Columbus schedule Inst season—ex- liibltions, playoff, Junior World Series. j , He (s (he 'Cardinals' fourth wartime second baseman and, in fielding, the slickest. He followed Jimmy Brown, Creepy Crespl and Lou Klein, nil now In the armed forces. The Cardinals never run )ut. It seems. In many respects Verb, as his mates call him, resembles : Klein. They are of I he inme poundage—IBS. At 5 feet 11 1-2, Verb is an inch taller, NOT FAR BUT FREQUENTLY UIght-handed, Verban is what the Red Birds cnll "a pesky type of hllter. He does not hit the ball far. but really travels to first base nntl gels many blnglcs through the infield. He chokes a 35-inch slick, and pokes the pellet lo nil fields. He's batting .275. Verban calls the St. Louis infield the greatest'in the business, especially that guy Slats Marlon. He ilnrtcd the second of the two triple plays executed by Verban Marion nnd Ray Sniulcrs two weeks apart, Tlie dub leads the league in two-ply killings. Verban, n durable Croatian, is tickled silly to be with such n grand gang. His biggest thrill? Playing In the big leagues, isn't that every ballplayer's ambition? Naturally, Verbrm is looking forward to n World Series—mnybe an all-st. Louis one, "but we ain't INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL on HER FEED and CARE ALWAYS BUY INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL scientific Dairy Feeds, dsve!- oped fhrouqh many vears of experience! are to serve you better by helping your cow« producs ' more (ni IT. Remember, the closer the dairy cow approaches her full capacity'of milk and butter<fat production f he greater will be the sffWoncy of the ration. It payi to feed gooc ) cow! g^ feed up to their capacity. INTERNATIONAL scientific feeds are balanced, providing a succulence that is essential to efficient dairy nutrition Place your order today, BUY INTERNATIONAL DAIRY FHDS AT YOUR DEALER'S In yet/' The blokes In the red blazers' take nothing for granted, but.have a rough idea. Born nt Lincoln, 111., Verban resides on n 180-acre farm 'near Elkhr.rt of'the same slate with his misses, the former Annette Crosby, whom he married in September, Hold Everything No. 16 Eludes Bucky Walters Cincinnati Hurler Again Turned Back; Braves Win, 9 to 2 Hy Unlled Press Righthander liucky Walters of Ihe Cincinnati Rods Is having a hnrcl llnie winning his icth same of Hie season. Bucky became the first big league pitcher to w!u 15 games this year when Jj c shut, out the St. Louis Cardinals on July Mth. Bui ycstcrdn v he went after number 10 for the thlr,] time, and for the third time- he was turned back. Tills time It was the Boston Braves who mistreated Bucky. The lo«'ly Brims hammered Walters solidly In the (Irat game of a twin bill al Boston, knocked him out will) a six nm rally in die sixth and went on to win 9 to 2 Red Bairctl held Hie ficds all Ihe way to win for lioston. The second Batne was a different story as Harry Oumbert of the Reds cracked Mo whip and bent the Braves 8 to 5. , Al Brooklyn the Chicago Cute run into one If Branch Rickey's young pitchers, Clyde King, and beat him 4 lo 1. Over Ihe river in Manhattan Ihe Pittsburgh Pirates' stood off a late bid by Ihe New Vork Gfanls mul defeated the Giants fi to 5. And at Philadelphia the St. Louis Cardinals -defeated the Phillies 8 lo C. Hi the American League the New York Yankees halted the onrnshlng Cleveland Indians, for one day at least. 7hc Yanks knocked out Jim Ungljy nnd jjcat the Indians C to 1 nt Cleveland. At Detroit the Tigers and tlie Boston Red Sox got in seven innings of their twilight game before rain halted it. The contest ended iirn oiie-nll tie. At St. Louis hot potato Luke Ilmnlli) of the Philadelphia Ath- iclics showed his gopher ball to Myron Hayworth of the Browns. Hayworth pounced on it for his first homer of the season to give the Browns n 4 to 2 victory. And at Chicago the While Sox saw the Washington Senators score twice in the ninth to lake a 3 to 2 lead. 'So I THURSDAY, JULY' 27, On the Sidelines BY JOHN II. BELFORD Hulled Press Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, July 29 (U.P.) — It's ancient history—but the baseball fans of Lltlle Rock and Helena like to read it over and over. n concerns a game In which a pitcher was properly credited with a no-hit game when he reared loss than 27 men In a full nine-inning contest. II happened on July 29, 1908. Little R.'ick and Helena, both then playing in the old Arkansas State Li'ngue, were engaged In n clos? game at Little Rock. When Ijlltlc Keck came to bat in Hie- last ol the ninth, they were trailing 1-0, The Rocks, for right Innings, had' been unable to lilt off MncFarland, Ihe Helena huilcr. The first Little Rock man was between MacFarland and fame. The stands' were lenso. A deep silence al expectancy enveloped Ihe stands and' field alike. The umpire looked nt the Little Rock bench and called: "Baiter lip." But no batter appeared. The umpire ran to the Little Rocrc bench and conferred with the manager, lie then returned (3 Ihe home plate and'talked with the Helena manager. TJie Helena players resumed llieh- positions. The umpire again called "totter up.'".Still no batter. And then. MacFr.rland started his winclup and shot one ovc; the plate—al which no batsman stood. "Strike one." yelled the umpire. The spectators gasped In anm?x>- ment. A second-strike whizzed over the plntc. And then a third. The umpire raised his voice and shouted: "Three strikes—batter out. Came." As the Little Rock players' filed from the field. MacParland's teammates lifted him to their shoulders and carried him about the field. This When is what had time came 'for happened, the third EIGHT YEAKS IN MINORS Verban spent eight years in the minors. He broke in profc.sslon.illy in 193C. was in the Cincinnati and Detroit chains, batted .320 far Tiffin, o., a Tiger farm in '37, his ail high. The Cards picked him up in '38, when he became n free agent after refusing to report to Hot springs. He is equally at home nt short or third. A perforated eardrum makes him 4-p. His hobby is collecting balls autographed t>y every member <?f clubs with-which he has'served.'; Emil Verban is quite sure tlml World Champions will be lettered on this year's contribution. ruin a ro-hltter. He explained lhat ruin a no-hitter. He explained that his conscience would not petinit him to step in and deliberately make mi out—so he just refused to but at all. Controversy concerning the game waxed bitterly. Some authorities denied MncFarland credit for a no- hitler on the ground that the umpire erred III not requiring the Little Rock manager to substitute a batsman for the reluctant player. They said the umpire should have forfeited the game to Helena —whether or not Ihe heads of tlie two teams had agreed to permit MncFarland to pitch to a phnntom hitler. But MncFarland was credited with a no-hit game. Only 20 bat- ters had faced him. Never before— nor since—has such a situation arisen In organized baseball • * * Little Rock wrestling fans are receiving something new In tlie way of wrestlers these days—one that croons. This new addition to the freaks of the squared ring Is Don Scrlo an American-born Italian Serio entertains Die Lltlle Rock'crowds alf.v docs an imitation of the Ink Spots. Oh yes, he can also wrestle. * • • Tt looks as If the Army may beal Gov. Adkhw to the draw In shut- Oaktawn track at Ho lion down Springs. From the rumors floating around Ihe Spa, it Is understood Dial the Army wants to use Oaklawn track to stable .riding horses for the benefit of a couple of thousand overseas veterans >wlio are going lo receive rest at Hot Splines' palatial hotels. Of COtlrSe, this Is just a rnmm- , But Mayor . P. McLaughlln. Leo St. does send horses . as . part of the recreational program,' Oaklawii would be the logical place to' keei) them. , ' * * * A former Bauxite featherweight Bill Peterson, Is the new 155-pouml boxing champion of New Caledonia. Peterson, a former pupil - of Harry McDermott of Bauxite, was the only Arkansan In the finals of the eight weights represented in the tournament . . . Arkansas' favorite son In the field -of professional golf, Sergt. Dutch Harrison, is commissary 'stock-keeper at the Greensboro, N. C., Army Air Base. Dutch recently' won the $10,000 Charlotte Open by defeating "jug" McSpaden and a'host o'f other- top golf pros. . Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. I, Nashville 19 5 Atlanta n 5 Memphis 14 9 Little Rock 10 12 Mobile 10 14 Birmingham g 14 New Orleans ^ 15 Chattanooga 7 17 Pet. .790 .712 .609 .455 • .416 .364 .304 .291 Pet. .724 .562 .5(34 .407 .430 .440 .411 .404 Pet. .568 .533 s>n .510 .495 .488 .45C .424 Rctd courier new vriat Ad*. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. I,. St. Louis 63 24 Cincinnati 50 39 Pittsburgh 43 31 New York 42 48 Philadelphia 37 49 Chicago 37 47 Boston 37 53 Brooklyn 3d 53 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. 41 42 *i 46 47 45 50 53 St. Louis 54 New York Boston Cleveland Detroil Chicago Washington . .. Philadelphia . . Yesterday's Results SOtlTHERN LEAGUE Nashville 3-5, Mobile 2-7. Atlanta 8, Chattanooga -1. Only games -scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston 9-5. Cincinnati 2-8. Pittsburgh a, New York 5. Chicago 4, Brooklyn 1. St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 6. Cleveland 3. Chicago 4,-Washington 3 ''-St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 2. R«»a Courier Newt Want Ad». Men, Women! Old at 40,50,60! 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