The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 27, 1935 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 27, 1935
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PAGE EHrHT (ARK.) COT.IHTEH "NEWS put mm Health Failing He Quits Baseball lo Take Law Course. (This' Is the stcohd of a serifs o articles- <m "The Smartest Man I Baseball"— Branch Itifkey, (he brai behind ihe world champion SI. I. Cardinals,) » • » BV HARR\ ORAYSON Spoils Editor, NBA Service Branch Rickey's career iw n:mo !jflr.'.lcnjne' catcher was brief an nomadic, •The young mi\n ctcst,iii«l lo bull the lowly "St. -Loufe Cardinals iril • the. most powerful ;orj!iinlzat.'on, I barebnlrnnd to revolutionize th method of acquiring and 'Uevelo, ing players .was 1 the Mlckc y • C.6c): ranc type, always stepping aroiui and shouting to teammates. H • was a pretty fair left-lmtid hltte and a good blocker at the plate, bi hts throwing arm was oiny orilhi ary. Rickey, the -W»y«r. would ha\ 'attracted ncThiorc than pnss'ng n tendon, but for the fuel Mint I refused to piny on Sunday. Tho'collcglBii's stand In Oils re Bard' 'resulted ; in .his being fire from his first, big league Job. "The otter fellows aren't too goo to play on Sunday, so there'll I no exception In 50111 also." J •.Kellcy,-' who ninnaged the Clncln nail Reds In 1904, ' told R'cke ''You can get' your motley, from M Hermann;" "The lute Garry Herrmann 'mauded lo know', what was bchh my release," explains B. R. 'I w a ilttlc.. touchy about the subjec hut he was so Insistent Ihtvt I gn him my story. Out ot that, lltl talk ri fine friendship was to 'up 1 ,' 1 Inter belwen Garry and telf." Rickey Metis"Miller Huggltt" ' ' •' R'ckey '. rode a .bicycle 36 niller; daily'for two years to leach In i : country school iti the hills of. Soi'i 1 - Counlv; 6., while sovln'f the 461 thai; enabled him to enter ohK Weslcveri University. It, was thh shortage ot- funds thai limited his baseball and'football at the Delaware insUlution to his sophomore year. - . .'• • ;Tn fortei-.'to complete his. course, Rickey played semi-professional baseball'and professional footua'' suffering a broken leg hi the^ latter. Graduating from Ohio W"sjevir In 1804 with tha decree of bachelor of^literature. Rfclt»« rofn-'-rf "y mVss club of the Texas Lea and lost no t'raeiin cra'sh'ng the bl^ show vis: Cincinnati. ^ ''• ,'It was lirVh'e Phni"lftnd thafhe first met the lu ! » Miller Hugging, who psfformetl at,,second bvie for tie'Reds and I'lio mnnsged ihe:gt. Louis .Null-Mills in 1917..when Rick- c/ organ'zed Hhe group that pur- ohoe—i t»i(. c."Vfli<i!vis ami became, president of the club, Rickey was •instrumental. In •tris'Lilltriy Hipsrih^ as pilot of :the New York Yankees, wlWc h" could ?ct more money, Incidentally, octbby Street, who guided the Kcd Birds to pennant; In igi^O and issi nnd to the world chamoionshlp the latter year, succeeded, R'ckey In Cincinnati. Rickey joined the St. Loiris Browns In 1905, only to be shlnn* 1 back to Dallas: He was dratted b-'- the;chica«o'Woltc Sox and trade'H back- to the Browns for Catcher Roth the following season. Pages From the Family Album On The Outside Looking In By "DUKE" FEBRUARY 27, Expected to Wear War Paint We!! - '-• By'Krcnz. •••••,. '. -^i-v.-.-.,• ^1 " ' 'I ^eMMHMMUMBBK^ '-.. > Slops In Ihc early life of Branch Rickey, '.i/i't,- as the head ot the vast St. Louis Cardinal baseball system appeared at.the age bt • 11;'teaching .school at Turkey Creek, Nile township; Sotolo county,'!6.: center, ns catcher with the New York .Highlanders In 1800; right,'tis athletic director and football coach nt Ohio Wcslcyau Unlyerei.y In 1906...* i Yrs, Siij At's Kiid Many lilythevllle ring fans will rrineinber Johnny Franks, I ha Marked trco. fighter, who fought numerous matches with IjeRoy in, niythevllle boxer, hero and elwWicro and also' met Fred- ; die Coneland, former local fight- '• er. nnd others here on various and jmmlj-y occasions. Johnny Wiis always In there giving the fans a good show for their money ' and was popular everywhere he iprlonned. Uut Johnny's stylo of Wiling, woti not the type to help i i man maintain an even keel in inter life''And', .somehow Johnny :ouldn't hold oh -to his earnings either.- , '.-. v ; . lien Epstein In 4'(3ai,eUe Sjxvtls Gazing" writes:':-;,'- .-' "Johnny . Franfcsi .fonnci- protes- ,'lonnl boxer of Marked Tree, as game a. Itld who ever laced on the gloves, visited friends in Little Rock y^-c'i'lay. Pranks-, trtiv- clltiB from Houston, was headed for home and said he would renew hts acquaintance with the carpenter trade. "Only.28, Johnny Is a nine-year veteran of the ring -which Involves j some 110' fights .against some nfl ihe nation's ,leadl:ig leather and lightweights. Twin City fans well remember Johnny, as the midget windmill who fought stirring draws with LeRoy Dougan of Blythc- vlllc and' MIlTou Maugunu of New Orleans at, North Little Rock in "Afterwards Franks was carded in fistic centers,all over the union. He .had several headline hots In Detroit, Miami, Reno, Seattle and numerous lesser ports. Johnny never was counted out, although .wi-loux cuts over the eye ;avc technical kayocs to Cecil '«Vne and Soldier Dumbrowskl. "Financially, Franks can't, show i cent for alriiost a decade in the ring. Yet lie deserves a world of credit. His handlers had his Interest, at heart, which isn't enough to teach a niuii to duck in short, Franks was all offense .ind no defense; okeh against the t-s but a cinch- for ths sharp "Becaiise . of his "Harry Gveb" tjlc of milling, regardless of the verdict, Franks was a crowd-pleas- r. Wo once saw Johnny impres cne of the most notable figure n tile history of, boxin™. Folio.v- iiB Franks to his {trcastng roam he advised: " 'Son, fhnnlcs for a wonderful evening's entertainment but—did U ever occur to you thai by merdj raising your arms .you could have blocked nt least two dozen punches to the head? I only wish I could show you a,.few living ex mples. Its not a 'plenslnj sight "Tills celebrity was the late imcs J. Corbett." ' IS A fOl&KD HJffo Hrt.3l3 AND PROVS IN <)? Kff, FtR •I In- [Van*, Elmer oml All They Flayed for Keeps Then Rickey, R-ho did not go in much lor the rourti stuff, jumocd into an American League loaded with-two- fisted blokes. Sharln? the bac> stopp'ng with him while he wa r with the Browns were Rowdy JacV O'Connor and Hack Soencer, wrr dellgbfcr in squirting tobacco juice in the 1 ' eyes of the batter. Jack Powell was another tough cuslom- • er.- Spread around the loop were T Cobb, " Norman Elberflaid, Oss!' Schreck. Hob" Ferris, and other' who dlrl not hesitate to fling the!' spikes, . -.' • . •:• R'ckey • moved from ft". Brown;« Highlanders in 1901 in exchange for Third Baseman Joe Yea°er. Tlic cardinal execulivc .says that Jimmy McAleer, then bos. of lhe Browns, believed he was put ting • somsthlng over on. the-~Ne York oistflt'because he sensed tha Branch :«as abqut'-to 'quit the" game Rickey had maintained his col - leg!ate. contact, sen-tag as'uthlell director and football coacn. at Allc gheny College for two years, it en fakinV.a similar position a Ohio Wesleyan, where he als taught elementary law.'. He ha . besfun the study of law In nig! school at Ohio State University. H continued to play professional football. Whatever success Rickey' enjoyed as & ball player was due to his/perseverance and belief lhat his theories were practicable. .He realized that his future in baseball was indefinite, and at: best insecure! • Hts health .was failing, too, and In the 'hen the birds head north, and ball plfljeis south jou know that spring i nigh So hews proof int the grass Will 'bo .green before long—fpiir ballplayers leavlnjg San- Francisco for then tinin B headquarters In. Ihe sunny south. Left to right'are'.Frank Cro-wttj,-Yankees; Joo CTronln. man nger of the Red Sox; Willie Knmin.-'Cleveland; and Tony Lazzeri. Yankees. Bootevy Quinl, Builders Hard Put To Triuinpli PIE FOR JUDGE Jeff Roland's Bootery quintet nd the East Arkansas Builders onlinucd neck and neck in the Jity League basketball race last light but Ihe lenders had to bring 11 Iheir power into. play to eke jut one point victories over their inoneiits. ' The Pastime Billiard Parlor earn and Terry's Service Station /ere on the losing end of tlic two iaines but In a measure registered Horal victories. The Boottry' 'defeated the Pnstimers 22 to Si and -e Builders won:.over the, Terry. crew, 25 to 21.. ' .': ''T ' Both games were .fast all 'the way and It was all the pair ot pace setters could do to subdue .heir opponents. Pemiscot All-Stars Win Over Essex Aces Club CAHUTHEHSVILLE, Mo. — Tlia! Essex Aces, winners ot the Inde-i psndent • basketball championship for Southeast Missouri th's year, lost night lost 23 to 20, to the Pcm- Budeeforth «o. L. S.' U. Also In'Epstein's colimm, in the ittle .Rock' OJizett'c, is' this: "Friend liaoul : .cai-!isla of (he direst' City Timcs-Heraid, inorms: that Harold ."Bud" Bridge orth.' one of the best athlete- f'cr prmUiccd at Forrest City high -hool, has niatricii'lnted- at Louis aim State.' Bridgeforth shosveo ere last fall in tlic :backricld for le Thorobreds against Little Roclt Igh scliool.; If. we'remember cot ectly, "Binl" -looked exceptioiiallv Sled Travels 80 Miles Per Hour on Ice MANrrowoc. wis. tup) — A tvira two-passenger Ice sled, capable of making 50 miles per hour on snow and 80 on ice under power of a twin-cylinder motorcycle motor, tins been constructed here by Ray Young, commercial artist, i Anton SUpek. The motor is hooked «p cm a chain diire (o an airplane pro r pellor. Light tough white oak was used for the frame. streamlined the body more than the models pictured in magazines which inspired him to make the sled. Youns and . atiprtt worked on their craft hi spare Urns for three months. .HS! Time Today : MAT.—2:00 - 5flc & 25c '.NITE—G-.-Jo - 10c & 35c ia mil; __ orlh. They have got him room- ng with Abs Mlckal. L. .s. U.'s Dean is se real back, who' gained national •' .'-.- - cspect by refusing to accept the -,' • . n , lonor of "state senator" as diet- lOCSlH LonVOKCS ted by Hucy Long.' "Bruno" Snared Him And wo might ndcl that it was The tlcliahtful, delinous Deans stage n filing leum n at Hot S|>riiiP» Miierc the yltcl,In<; orotlxis of the St Louis Ciidmals are instructor^ Ir a. basebill ^chool- Dizzy and Mrs Dizzy are on the left. Elmer, the older brother, is shown upcer center, while Pa lolvf;1 ' center. Paul and his bride are on-tlic vl'hi. Cooler Girls In Easy First Round Victory Over Delt; COOTER, Afo.—The Cooler lea won Its first round game In Ihe re elonal girls tournament at Dieh' stndi, Mo:, last night In ensy fash km, disposing of Delia, 'H to 1 By vlrtut; of Its win Cooler wl clnsli with Ihe winner of the Von Dcuscii-Gldeon game at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon In a second round game, if successful Cooler will ad- \ancc to the finals ton:ght at o'clock. Should Cooler lose this afternoon it will play- In consolation game preceding the- championship game, nt 8:30 o'clock. Don-is Harriett, star Cooler lor- ward, accounted for 32 points Brk . WJlson,,h«r forward partnor, for 2 points In the Cooler win last night Others in. Oie Cooler luie-np \vcrt C. Batwtt nnd Brooks. cvMcrs nn -' Wcttsscr and McKay, git.uds. J. B. Whitworth, .former Blythe- /llle high star, who recently trans- coaching staff Indian Assembly OKMUU3EE, Okla. (UP) —Thr' old Iron bell on top of the Creek assembly house here, rung only on Matinee — Friday. . Saturday (erred from the „„ a „„„ f his alma mater, Alabama, to slate occasions, called into session L. s. U. that persuaded Bridge- 200 Creek' Indians recently, orth to go to L. S. U. In fnct The "House o[ Warriors" assem- .vhltworth drove htm down 10 bled for the funeral of Rev. Martin. M 3nton Rouge in his car. -J. Checotc. 70, sou of the first chief' With J. B. as freshman coach, of the Creek nation. Rev. Checotc, L. S. U. win probably pick up minister of the iWethodtst Episco- tnsiderable Arkansas talent and-pal church since 1833, was given a .en vie with Alabama for the tribal ceremony including Indian best of 'cm. it looks like slim songs. , fklDBS for Arkansas University cut maybe Ihe Porkers will _ neir share ot good grlddcrs from] within their own slate which has | he reputation of producing as ood football material .is any state n the union. Engineer Dies From Lean * 'all'of 1908 he made up hts mhid iscot County All-Stars, a team com•o shape himself for a usetiil life. | l»se<l of former college sltvrs who Rlctey decided:to.chuck bas«b«U are uow teaching and coaching in and take a law course at the Uftl- Ihis county. H. Taylor, Essex forward, was Xerslly Ot Michigan Oldest ALEXANDRIA, Cclebralts Va (UP)— Tho , Alexandria ^ Gazette, claiming to be Uie oldest daily newspaper in th« ttnlttd BUtes, celebrated uut uffiivenm? tw» Us high scorer . with 10 points, and Poster, PortagcvUle coacV. nnd guard tor the Pemiscot stars, led his team In..scoring.With 7 points. . Essex led the first two periods. 9-4 'al th« quarter and 11-10 at the halti The wmtoeot sl^ra toe* tht "HunnlnK a restaurnut is as easy as pie,", opines Joe Judge, former m.iior leapic first base- u _ ; . man. svlio Iras ctiwvctl the bvwi- He Uldt\ t Need to ness In \Vashinelon. The old.. I '.star of the Senators Is shown I CONNEAUT, O. (UP) — Appar- handhiK out a piece ot the pastry enl i v believing his train was about lo a customer In Ills establish- i o ^asi, head-on with a freight on ;;incnt across Inmi Die U. S. Ba- i another track, John R. Christy 63 •ieau ot Kntraviiig toil i'llritimi. '.Cleveland, a Nickel J'ble railroad , cngiwer, leaped from the cab ot | lead at 18-13 at the end of the his locomotive, • receiving injuries third quarter, and held the lead which led lo his death, to win. Railroad officials believed Christy The lineups: became confused as la? iroin « Essex f2f». Prater. 0; H. Tavtor. entering ll\c yards. Christy's flre- 10; T. Taylor, C. Taylor, 4; J. Tay- m&u and brak«man Icijiert nl his lor; Stars (ft), McMnhon, 4; Spen- warning but' were not injured, cer; Hnbcr, 6; Hopke, 4; lAwter, 7, Christy suffered Internal Injuries Substitutions: Essex, Stacy; St*rs, and a cerebral hemorrhage. He suc- FOUND A HEALTHFUL f'f'"^ l°°<' n evt of 100 <jo?i ir» *a}*i to Mt — • ' FREE and- Sunday Only Sed. and Thursday & NIGHT—10c - 25t The Sweetheart of "Hero Comes the > Navy" and the »Top Cadet of 'FlirtaiionWalk' (earned to bring you a new romantic thrilll CARl IAEMMLE PRESGNTS • UNIVtKSAl PldURC V/IFH CUUDE RAINS D 0 U G I & S S 'HONT COMER'. Pfsramount News Comedy—"What This Country Neotls" Fhursday & Friday ' Given fres, two tickets to nny how nt the nitz or -Roxy •• illi the purchase of one ton of X-CEL or 1 ticket with tl-e purchase of '.-y ton" of X-CEL, the World's '"Best Coal. Wo give these tickets In. order to introduce X-CEL more miickly. See. ,od over comic. 1 ; en (he Want Ad page. Superior Coal & Mining Co. 700 Bagwil, 5i I Climbed tha next day. IIU15HARD HARDWARE CO. Burke Hardware 312 W. Main Blytheville TWO., -,. who went through hell to find rheir heovenl the SAMUEL GOLDWYN PRESENTATION OF LOV€ A Frrw N'jtfo«ffl Mi/ »)tl GLORIA STUART ROSS ALEXANDER News Comedy— "The World's Fair" UlELIVEflGflin A ROUBEN MAMOULIAN PRODUCTION Reteoted thru UNITED ARTISTS. Novelty Reel Comerlv

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