The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1937 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 8, 1937
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• PAGE •'SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER'NEWS Etcher's Wild Heave lo First Base Allows Runs to Score 1 wo BY 3. P. FlilENTI OSCFOLA, Ark. — Disappolnled but not (tisconriiucd by the loss of the first series lo the Hlylhe- ville Giants, Munneer Klmer Klr- cltclf announced lie would use his side arm curve, ball artist. John Miller, ex-litre university football star, nuninst the Jtnrsboro Ciinnts here Sunday in Hie flrsl of a livo-gunm sel, M. A. "Spike" Huiiler, (limit pilot, lias not named hi.s opinhic pitcher, but elllitr Knrl WilkciV, liylithniuler. or "Hurley 11 Cirlme.s, southpaw Konsnlicn who fmmwl fifteen Newport Cardinals In the Edison's oj>enu', is expected to get the nod. The Giants mid Indians also play line Monday. The Indians were in it generous mood yesterday. Before a capacity crowd they served the ynmc up on n silver platter, with ITar- old Bninelt, relief pitcher Ijclng the official donor, Tlien not to l:c outdone further. tbt'y ruined a budding rally llmt threatened to lie the score with some daffy l:ase running. Wilh the score tied, •i-all, Ihe bases filled ami two nwny In the tenth inning, Bnrnett look Manager Hcrsliell Bobo's cosy tap. took his time then threw wildly to first allowing Russel Stewart and p.-ank )\Iillcr llo score what proved lo be Hie winning runs. Tn their half of the frame Joli^ Scolinos led off with a base on bulls, advanced lo second on Hal Bernasek's pop single to cenler. KircboII rolle:! to Pnvleh and was safe when Miller rtroprjc-d the ball while tagging him. < Scolinos bad rounded third and 'was trapped. Miller cut across the diamond and lagged him ns he. nttcnipled to score. Bcrnnsek took third on lite piny nnd Kircholt held first. Kelley threw Carson out nt first, til- lowing Bernnsek to score nml Kir- fliolT move up. Williams cndetl Ihe game by flying (o Clarei Hlne in right field. I.ufos Is Wild Walter "Butl" Lutes, a Bly. llicville 'boy, started agnlnst Ihe Giants but couldn't locate the plate. He wns rrmoved In the fourth after walking Stewart to force , in a run nnd give (he .visitors n lend. Johnny Snin Mopped Iliem cold, fanning Prat I and forcing Miller to roll to (he infield. Sain, despite a tcndencj to wlldness, .pitched hit less bal until he developed n- "chnrlci horse" In the eighth ami gnve way to Bnrnclt, who was credited with the defeat. John Patrick "Nifty" - Kcllc\ went the route for the, Giants After a shaky start the llart- for_d, Conn., youngster tiglilcncd up and was going great nl Ihe finish/ The Indians combed him for nine hits in the fust five innings but Bernnsck's loopcr in the tenth was the only resemblance of n safety dnrim; the last half. He walked but two and fanned three. The Giants took a two-run lend in Ihe first. Pnvleh wns safe when Gene Williams threw low on his slow bouncer. Stewart drew (he .first of five base on balls, and Pratt moved them THE BRIGHT BRIGADE SATURDAY, MAY' 8, 1937' Locals and Rebels Are Pacing Loop The Blytheville Giants nnd the Paragould Rebels were tied for first place In the Northeast Arkansas league todny. each club winning its second straight, game yesterday. , Tlie Giants • turned Cv-cfola'p opening into a disappointment, though It really wns n gift for the Giants, a wild throw to first, allowing two Olnnt runs to score In the tenth, for a C to 5 triumph. Kelly was the winning hurter. The ficbels eked out a 3 to 1 decision over the Caruthersvlltc Pilots in an airtight game ' ut. Paragonld, liobcrson -winning the hurling duel from lileidlstel. The Newport Cardinals tripped up the Jonesboro Giants at Jonesbcro, 5 to 4 lust night. A Jonesboro rally In . Ihe ninth, when three runs were scored, fell short. May was the winning pitcher. Today is an open day. Tomorrow Hlytlicvllle plays at Caruthersville, Paragould plays at Newport and Jonesboro plays at Osceola. Here Monday ,Niglu by Mayor A. S. Rogers. Ben P. Butler, president of the Indians, v-as the catcher, and D. Fred Taylor jr., the nmp. \Tlie Christian Brothers college o[ Memphis gave ,\ concert and (he colored choir sang several numbers. WMC. Muniphls, broadcast the concerts and opening proceedings. around with a neat sacrifice. Miller was intentionally passed, filling the bases. Byrket hit to Lutes nnd Pavich was out at the plate. But Bobo came through with his . first hit, Stewart and Miller counting. The Indians roared back in the second to knot the score. Kir- thofr singled to cenler. George Carson was called out on slrikes. nnd James White tripled his manager borne. Lules dropped one over short. White coming home Blytheville forged ahead in the fourth. Mnncuso walked with one down. Carson messed up Kclley's double piny roller. Pavich singled off Kircholl's shoulder, nil- ing the bases. Stewart The box score follows: iilylbrvilli' Pavich, ss — wail. 2b .. Pratt, if Miller. Ib .... Byrket. ct ... 3obo, lib Hine. rf Mnncuso, c .. xclly. p •// '<33fl Soullicrn League Memphis Little Rock Atlanta Birmingham Nashville xClialtanooga .'.. xNcw Orleans ... Knoxville x—Night game. W. I,. Pet, 13 o ,SB\ u 10 11 C .G47 On the Outside—Looking In "UY DUKE" Fans \Vcll Pleased Blylheville seemed well pleased with Its first organ-.zeo 'oaseball aamc in nbonl 12 years Thnrs- 9 .SaG'dny V'" 1 th° opener of Ihe Noitli- 9 .gso'enst Arkansas league. B a 8.8 7 12 0 15 .800 .500 .308 .250 Totals Oscccla Mills, cf ... James, If .. £colinos, Ib Eernasek. rl Kirchoff, 3b Carson. 2b Williams, ss While, c Lilies, p ... Sain, p ... Darnett. p Totals ... Dlylhcville . Osceohi Summary: 3 3 5 5 5 5 4 1 .39 C 8 30 20 All R II O A . .5 0 1 ' 4 0 0010 1 11 0 2 1 Pittsburgh National League. W. L. Pet. 0 1 ! 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0001 New York 0 Chicago 0 Uoslon .... 0 Philadelphia a , Brooklyn ^ Cincinnati 2 1 ...10 3 ... 8 5 ... 80 ... 11 ... 78 .467 ... 09 .400 ......0 !) .400 ... 4 D .308 .163 .615 .500 American « 2 Boslon 0 °, Detroit 41 5 10 30 12 ...200 100 001 2-G ...020 110 001 1—B Errors—Stewart, Mtl- New York . Cleveland Philadelphia St. Loitis .. Washington Chicago 7 3 !) -I 8 5 6 5 0 5 4 7 4 9 3 !) ler. Bobo 2. Mancuso. Kelly, Carson, Williams. Burnett. Runs bat-' \ortlicnsl Arkansas ic-, SUl t«l In—Stewnrl Bobo i. Hine, Mills, • c,a.rroii, Williams. White, .TOO .Wi .C15 .545 .546 .304 .303 '.250 Aside 'ilanls from won Hie facl that Ihe Ibere were other stage Iwo all-star games this season, one in the first half and an- Caiching Runs In Mancuso 'Family So It's Up To Frank Catcher Frank Mancuso is plug- for more than just n job Blytheville's new entry In Northeast - Arkansas circuit, lie's trying to keep tip a family tradition, for catching has been hereditary in Itic Mancuso clan. Gus, of course, is the ninin spring of the New York Giants' catching staff. The 'father, who is now , dead, an outstanding nmnlctir backstop at the family home in Houston, Tex., although he never look a shot al the professional game. Steve, the oldest son of the family, was also a fine receiver who stuck to the Houston nma- leur ranks. Brother l.nwrencc followed ntong. nnd not only caught, but managed from his post behind the plate. Last year he piloted the team that won tbe Texas junior championship. Leon Is just starting out In Houston, and already shows the mnrks of developing into a line receiver. So it's squarely up to Prnnk good. He lias already in the Independent cir- a Mnncnso who tries any kind of catching and doesn't make the grade has to answer to the family. Frank is just 18 years old, but he has.a lot of catching knowledge under- his cap. "The boy's got what it takes." trays Gus of his younger brother. "He has come right along in a couple of years, has a style all to make done so clcs, and other the second half. All proceeds would go for the benefit of Hie league. Under Berllg's plan the spoils writers .around the league would pick the all-star tenms for ctieh of the two games with other details lo be worked out Inter. ;)lcnsant features. Tiie i playing field wns in much better' shape than almost ntiy- Jcdy who knows the layout nt the fairgrounds,had any idea it could after the excessive rains earlier n the week, • Tony McDonald of Pnrngould, regardless of criticism directed nt in nml outside the league last year because, of Iris activities off tbe diamond, seemed to' l>mg. grimacing and Ihe hke but Old Kill Still Good Gus Kallio, who appears on Monday night's wrestling 'program at the armory. Is probably one of the best grnpplers In the country, putting showmanship aside. Gus doesn't go in much for the present day style of whirling, slap- handle the game capably as um- IJire-in-chlef. Tbe electric Scoreboard off to the right of the playing field, helps the fans keep tab on the same. And it will serve (lie purpose better when Ihe scorer gels his own ami should turn out to be a fine cnlcher." Gus whispered some such words in the ears of Manager Bill Terry of the Giants nnd Frank was signed. He started spring training in the camp of Ihe Greenwood Giants of Ihe Cotton States League and wns then shifted over to Blytheville to get his professional b'aptism. Frnnkie can't think of going back to Houston without winning ills spurs. He's just got to make good! pat. knack ot operating it down sending in Mancuso. Kelly's ror on William's slow roller enabled Osceola to tie it in their half. White and Sain were easy but Grady Mill's drive to right scored Gene. Hits by Bernasek, Carson and Williams gave the Indians a 4-3 n'Jvantage, only lo .have the Giants lie it again flic , ,., . , walked Hues. .Two-tiase hits— Pavich. Byr- . ket. Mancuso. Scolinos. Three-base hits—White. Sacrific -Pratt. bases— Bobo. Double plays ' Stolen —Kelly to' Pavich to Miller. Left bases— Blytheville 15, Osceola Innings pitched—By Lutes 3 1-3 vi'h 3 runs, a hits: by Sain •! 1-3 with no rims. 2 hits;' by Barnetl ' . ninth on doubles Byrket and. Mancuso. the dramatic finish. by Charlie Then came Blytheville had fifteen n stranded on the bases. ' They received twelve bases on balls and .got eight hits, two less than Osceola. Kelley had 10 ussils, believed to be a NEA league record. Pavich had 3 for 6 at bat and hnndlct ten chances perfectly. Sain fanned five during his slav on the mound. 1 1-3 with 3 run's, 4 hits. Losing , . litchcr — Banictt. Passed balls Mancuso. Bases on balls — Off Luto-s '6. off Sain 3, off Ilnrnclt 3, off Kelly 2. Struck out— By Lutes 1. by Sain 5. by Kelly 3. Umpires —McDonald and Barren Time— I Blylhc-viUc -.. Paragould ... Jonesboro ... Newport Osceola Caruthersville W. L. Pet.! 2 0 1.000 2 0 1.000 I 1 .500 1 1 .500 • 0 2 .000 . 0 2 .000 The first indication of the Blytheville-Osceola'rivalry came In Chicago at-Brooklyn. Today's Games Southern TX-.IEHC Memphis at Nashville. Atlanta at Birmingham. Little Rock at Kuoxville. Chattanooga at New Orleans. National i.ngue St. Louis at New York. the fourth when Miller accused 1 Cincinnati at Boston- White of trying to spike him. It! Pittsburgh nt Philadelphia got only beyond the talk stage.] White,-.' who did some footballing for Michigan State, ripped Pavich's shoestring in the sixth but nothing was said about it, Yesterday's Results Southern t.r:i?itc MemphK 3, Nashville 1. Little Rock" 1C. Knoxville 4. Birmingham 10. Atlanla 1. Chattanooga at Nov. Orleans night game. National League ' New York 8. St. Louis 2 Brooklyn 12. Chicago' T Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia S Cincinnati 5, IloMnu 3. Amrrlran I.O.IEUC Detroit 4. Washington 2 Boston 5. Chicago 3. Cleveland 7. Now York C St. Louis 9. Philadelphia 'c. Northeast Artansa, \.n KW Rlylhcvilie C, O;.ccob 5 Paragould 3, Caruthersville 2 Newport 5. Jackson i. Slaking Early Guesses Passing judgment on a ball club on one day's showing is a reckless venture but we're ready to climb cut on a limb and suggest that tbe Giants have n.s good nn infield n.s you'll find In the Norlh- ensl Arkansas league. The outfield may be a little despite his years, lie likely wouldn't tell you how many, lie holds his own nnd makes most of! the younger matmcii look like novices. Somehow tiicre's a feeling that Gus is always yoing (o finish on top nnd invariably he does. He lays claim to one of the many disputed westling titles. Introducing - - BoLo's Giants In some dignified horseplay pre ceding the opening. Sheriff Hale tlncksoii fcok .n ciit nt ft pitch American Ix-!igTic Washington at Detroit, Boston at Chicago. New York at.Cleveland. Philadelphia at St. Louis. Northeast Oprn dale, The larva of the rat -tailed mag- weak nt present but should around. And the attitude of the Giants plainly reflects Bobo's reputation for producing a hustling ball club. Particularly does this seem UUP of Frank Miller, the big first 1 baseman. Miller was considerably rsa|>|»inted over being sent f rom ic Class C Cotton Slate.s loop | 0 lie 'Class D Northeast Arkansas ensue, we're told. But iiio big oy evidently hns decide,! \\\^\ lie 1 best way to start rliinbinir gain is by hustling. He'll lj.> IK] ^ ienr the lop around the !o<v. lm _ ;'ss we're mistaken. And while we're at it «-.; \\ - oss ilong n good word for Hco;ii,.i.i lie Osccoln first snckor. Kti.ip urigment is that the Caii.'.-inua 'oiitli. despllc his looks lies nni\. 9 years old, is due to go hi:•! !-,'• \ndl dropping a little PIM;M< ^ lt . lie Indians' first sncker u, ; f , ar someone else say he won't ,...,. n be In the league 30 days frrnu |,, w because they'll have Ills i-,iiii,ii ( . r all nrotind the circuit. M;ui;v so but we have a hunch he's poii..- ( 0 James Ahlf Named Coach at Osceola OSCEOLA, Ark. — James Ahlf, of licctor. College of Hie C-airks j i.nd Arkansas State Teachers College athlete, has been chosen to succral Prank C. Snnders as ath- !<-(ic co:ich and science teacher nt Osecola high school. Kallio and Riley Meet On Monday Gas Kallio, reputed champion nl Ihe world's middleweight, wrestlers, lai'kles the up and coming Tex Hlley III the principal attraction on Monday night's wrestling' card nl the Legion arena lien. The veteran Kalllo, well alonx In years but still one ot the grnpplcrs at his weight in the (Oinitry, lias appeared here before is a winner. Because of his years of experience and his generally ac- Jnowlcflgcd skill and smartness the veteran"- will, raie an outstanding favorite:; ;pnc of the tew-matches hs.;has sonic time was ens • to .Patrick O 1 Dowdy, who iios also, psrformcd ,hero, at p'adticah, Ky v: Knllio.contended that his title .claim .was ':not' at stake, in the match. ' . ... So far as now known youn-- tti- 1'jy will be shooting at .Kulllo's title claim licrc Monday night. I-Mst iim adept, al the game Ililey is anxious to meet the Louisiana grappling master. In the preliminary match Dutch Aultman, plenty lough himself although lie lost to Riley here last week, meets Joe DorsettI, n new-V comer to Blytheville. Plants become intoxicated by a small 'dose of carbon •• monoxide The veteran Ous Kallio, claimant! lo the world's middleweight wrest- i ling championship, who meets the I young Texan, Tex Ritey, in the feature match on Monday's night csrtl at the armory. for the twin city club and immediately tagged him for Jersey City. He was one of the four youngsters who went to Giilfport with the Giants. HLs father is n telegraph operator for the Cotton Belt Railroad. He is the only son. His mother is here for the opening day. She doesn't want him to play professional baseball, but leaves.the decision up to Thomas. Of course, he says, "Yes." He bats nnd throws in the orthodox way. Caruthersville, Hayti Tennis Tourney Winners CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., May 8 —The annual Pemiscot County high schol tennis tournament was concluded here late yesterday with Caruthersville and Hayti teams tying for first honors, each 'Winning two firsts and one second olace. Steele won one first and two seconds, and Wareicll one second. Entrants were from Steele, Braggadocio, Hayti, Holland. Bragg City, Caruthersville nnd Cooler schools.. Results were: Boys' singles, C. T. Balrd, Caruthersville, first; Carlton Fundertmrk, Steele, second. Bovs' doubles, Cariithcrsvlllc llrst. (Baird and Hargrove); Steele second. Girls' singles, Margaret Stanfill, Hayti, first; Lucreda Harris, Wardell. second. Girls' doubles, Hayti first: Caruthersville second (Mary Downing and Arline Oliver). Mixed doubles—Steele ii'-t: Hayti second. Trophies will be awarded to both Caruthersville and Hayti. has a telrwoplc alr-tubc which can b-> extended U surfnco for air. while the remains under water. to the larva Arkan-as I.MRUC Texas Is inhabited by about 550 .secies of birds, THOMAS VERNON PUI,MG, risht hand pilcher. Only Arkansan and tallest hurler in camp, standing e feel, 3 inches. Weighs 187 pounds. Born August 24, 1918 at Wabbasekn, Arkansas, and later moved fo McNeil which he calls home. Graduated from McNeil High nnd enrolled tit Magnolia A. i& M. During his prep school days played basketball and baseball Basket'iall was his big sport at A. & ,\l, averaging 13 points per game during the entire season. Mnde 25 points In one single contest. Jumps center. Was a member of Ihe American Legion tenm Horseshoe crabs sometimes have 'orked tails. ROXY Admission—Always 10 A 26c Malinccs Friday, Saturday, Sunday Show Every Night. Friday aril Sunday Matinees Start at 2:15 Saturday Matinee at 1:15 Kverylhhu; For Your Enleitain- meiit and Comfort Saturday Only Easy Go, Easy Come i Ht Mirew away money 10 improve hit lack, bat ht leaintd a Aeffer lyittm horn a girl 1 YOU CANT BUY LUCK Kill, ONSLOW STEVENS HELEN MACK VtNTON HAW01TH M:: WE JINNING» Also Cartoon and New Serial— "The Black Coin" FREE I'Ol'CICLES and NU-UAKS Given Aivay FREE at the Rilz lo tbe Children Attending Hie Malinee Saturday 'Afternoon. '—Continuous Showing— —At] miss ion— Until 5 P. JI.—10 Jt 2Gc After 5 P. M.—1C & 3Ic Also Paramount News anil Comedy Sanders, n member of the high Last' year played with the school faculty for three years, has resigned In enter the University of Tennessee school of medicine. Ahlf was .in outstanding athlete at the College of the Ozarks for several years and when that school dropped intercollegiate nttilctics last year he transferred to Slate Teachers Collide, where he was a stellar performer in football and basketball. arkana Falstaff semi-pro Tex- club winning G and losing 2. Pitched 2 2-hit games. Bent Nashville limiting them to a pair of safeties But it was 11 different story at Paris. Texas, though lie fanned 16. IVavls Jackson, former slai third baseman for the New York Giants, now manager of the Jersey City Giants, discovered Ton while he whipping 'em ovci make plenty of trouble 8lyth«villo fan who says ho see Ecollnos may be wishing out of the league. I'l.-ins All-Star Gamrs President Joe Bcrlif of loop hns proposed Hint ti i( . ], * WRESTLING * All-Star Card GUS K/VLLIO World's Middleweight Cliampinn TEX R[LEY DUTCH AULTMAN JOEDORSETTI ; -American Legion Arena * Monday Night, 8 O'clock + Last Time Today Rex Bull in "The Idaho Kid" Also Cartoon and> r Comedies Saturday Nile Only —On the Stage In Person— Jewel Cowboys with Bill Trotter S — PEOPLE — S —Admission— Ni£hl—16 & 3Gc Show at 7 and 9 1*. M. Sunday - Monday EXTRA SPECIAL Included as a par! of our regular show, Sunday will lie a Paramount N c w s Reel showing actual scenes of (he Hindcnburg disaster. ' Sea how the made \ him propose . It's a scream' Sunday - Monday "Great Hospital Mystery" .Wth Sally"lilane and Thomas Reck Also Fox Movietone News and Comedy 'tlrttttj tf Gtorlj Srenr.l • A IWra S. S<ran (Wuclio*. —Continuous Showing Sunday— —Admission— • Sunday—All Day—1G & .'.Ce Monday Malincc—10 & 2fir 1 Monday NMfrhl—16 & 36p TUESDAY, MAY41— $175.00 MANK-NIGHTI (Less State Tax)

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