The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1941 · Page 5
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FRIDAY, JANUARY •&'" 1941 SLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER Vols r Pass Fails Brooklyn Cash Goes For Medwick, Higbe, Owen; Phillies Sell Stars By DAN NEA Service Staff Correspondent The winter trading season indi- . cated that in baseball, as else-' where, the old adage holds true: Them as has, gits. With only minor changes in the Rsds' and Tigers' lineups, most new strength was acquired by other* first division clubs—Brooklyn, the .Giants, Cleveland—at the expense of such teams as-the Phillies and the Si. Louis Browns. j Larry MacPhail and Leo Duro- i cher of the Dodgers—determined to I bring a pennant to Flatbush in I 1941—came away best in the j trades because of an impressive outlay of cash. Dodgers Spend Freely They rounded out the trio they wanted most. Joe Medwick, of course., was bought from the Cards last .season. Pitcher Kirby Higbe who won 14 and lost 19 with the Phillies last year, came high, but he should prove worth it. The B r o o k 1 y n s §01 Arnold Mickey Owen from the Cards for, Gus Mancuso, rookie pitcher John! Pintar and some cash. Owen isn't' a heavy hitter but he's fast and aggressive, has one of the best arms in the majors. Orengo at Third The Giams got Gabby HartneU from Chicago -as player and coach. They also obtained Bob Bowman, young righthander, who won seven and lost five for the Cards last season; and Joe' Orengo, Cards' utility man who batted .287 last year. He will probably take over at .third base. Frankie Frisch of the Pirates wanted pitchers; didn't get them, •so Pittsburgh's chances hinge pretty largely on how Russ •Bauers, the sensation of 1938. and Johnny Gee, the 575,000 gianc, come through. Pirates also released Paul Waner. got Stu Martin. The Chicago Cubs, under Jimmy Wilson, obtained Bill Myers from the Reds in exchange for outfielder Jim Gleeson arid in fielder Bobby Mattick. Myers is a crack defensive man, but Chicago isn't the kind of a tsam which' is likely to win many games by one run. Boston Needed Catcher Frankie Pytlak wasn't happy nt Cleveland, principally because he had to play second riddle to P v olHe Hemsley.. Boston had urgent need cf a.'first-string catcher, and Pyt- :jak.,.was. ".<%;' best '.man available ' Gene Pesattelfi; iJ who ; figure.d 'in 'the three-way trade, gives .the Indians a good'enough "relief backstop. With Pytlak at Boston, Jimmy Foxx can concentrate on first base, freeing his alternate, Lou Ftnney.. for 'the outfield, where the trade of Doc Cramer to the Senators leaves a gap. The Tigers, barred from trading, will depend on Earl 'AveriJl, Bruca Campbell,. George Stainback, and three recruits to strengthen the outfield. Their aging infield, supposed to crack up last year, has been bolstered by the waiver purchase of Eric McNair, who may have to take over for Dick Bartell.' - Yankees Eye Farms The Yankees again rely almost entirely on their farm system to bring them back to top strength. Cleveland's trades brought strength in the one weak spoV- the outfield. Tribe officials count heavily on Gee Walker, who carm: from the Senators via Boston, to provide that punch. Walker has batted in more than 100 runs for each of the past, .five seasons, in 1940 averaged .291 COIF MEET No Tackling Around the Neck! Nelson, Snead, Demaret Watched C 1 o s e I y in $10,000 Tourney LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, (UP)— When the first drives whiz off Uie tee today and the $10.000 Los Angeles Open golf tournament gets under \vny, a goodly portion of tlia gallery will trail after Byron Nel- scn. Sammy Snead and Jimmy Cewarct. cmfisiest threesome In the ! 32 -play or field. > A pass to Coleman of Tennessee, No. 31. standing behind No. 12, O'Kourke of Boston college, Icing broken up by Ilolovak and To<:/y|o\v- tki (No. 22) of BC hi the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans Wednesday. 1JC won 19 to 13 us 73,01)0 persons watched the thriller. Today's Sport Parade Soose on Spot in Middleweight Bout NSW YORK. Jan. :j. (UP) — Hostile New York will learn tonight whether collegiate Billy Sooss is actually "uncrowned king" of the middleweight?; cr merely in over-publicized pug from the hinterlands. Stendcr. dark-hairrfl RHIy ''ad better be good in hiv; first mctrcp:litan appoarancr against. Invrd-billing ynung Tami Mauriello of the Bronx for this . I0-round challengers' battle that opens Madison Square Garden's 1941 fistic program. Soose and his younger opponent will scale about 162 pounds/both boing cvf.r the 160-pound limit because of a weight, agreement which permits 165 pounds. Promoter Mike Jacobs, who ha* premised the winner a UUe shot ;«*.. Champ Ken Overlin. expects a gate of about $25.000. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3. CUP} — Byron Nelson, the most, feared competitor- in golf today, achieved that distinction by ..thinking about i;hi nking. By his own admission, Nelson hits the ball no better today than he did five or six years ago when he was just a good journeyman professional who had to hustle for his three a day and: bus fare. But beginning in 1939 the likeable Texan reorganized his mental approach to the game of golf and ne has been the deadliest golfer in the game ever since. He won the National .Open that year and went to the finals of the P. G. A. last year he won the P. G. A. 'arid enough lesser tournaments to make him second in money winnings. Now.' winner of the first big event of -the 1940-41 winter -tour—the $10.GGG Miami Open—he is the man to beat in the rich Los Angeles tournament that began today over the Riviera Country Club course. Ask any of the headline professional golfers their idea of the toughest way on earth to make a living and you're likely to get this answer: "Playing that Nelson for dough every day. He's the toughest to hoe." "Why is he the toughest" to hoe?" I asked Byron last night, and after .modestly denying .that he was, he advanced 'an explanation for his recent successes. , "I've quit trying to do the impossible—concentrate every '.time I play," he said. "As you know, most of us tournament golfers are either playing a practice round or playing in a tournament all the time. For years I concentrated on. my- practice rounds- just as fiercely as I did in tournaments. I suppose I got the habit when I was broke and couldn't .afford to lo^e -,even a. fifty .cents Nassau on a practice round. Then one day I started to thinking about thinking and decided a fellow's brain could just stand so much and no more. And I decided that as most of my bad rounds in tournaments were because I slipped in concentration, I wouldn't wear out my brain in •practice .rounds, but save my concentration for the rounds that counted. So I just started taking it easy in pre-totiraament play. If I lost a bet or two, all right. I didn't labor over every shot, I talked and joked and had a little Fun. As a resuJt, m y practice scores weren't so hoi, but I found that: when the tournament, started I was fresh mentally and felt like concentrating every second of the IS or 36 holes. And that's darn im' crtant.- because there are so many good golfers around today that one ~.xu noie— one bad shot, in fact, can cast-you a tournament:" Kelson revealed that mediocre practice .score-s helped, rather than hurt, his confidence. "When I'm not. scon n 2 well be- fore a tournament, I start play in it positive that my concentration will be mighty good. Because I feel' I have to be extra careful to keep from getting in trouble. I believe a lot of my rivals are hurt by trying- to concentrate and shoot their best all the time. Take Jug McSpadch at Miami. He was hotter than a pistol before play began, and was all right for a round or two, but then" he grew tired mentally and he shot himself out of the thing." Nelson also credited a curb in his boldness with helping him' win. "A few years ago I didn't fear anything on a golf course. They could put the pin on the edge of the Grand Canyon and I'd pitch right for the flag," he said. "Now I play 'em a little safer, and while I'm not so spectacular I don't get so many eights." "Eights?" I said. "What's^wrong with eights? Give me a nice steady string; of eights and I cam be the champion of my set." Of course, my set. is still using' the gutty ball and the baffy but we do have fun.. p 'ar»r,v from t.)<e b^st in the nation, to Canada -and' >it'h to Argentina but Nelson.: h? U. S. Open champion; Snea.d, I Vttost p'aver in pre-tounmment •-••'••cUce "'ho fired n 05 two days !"">: and Demaret, 1939 winner, rule as the men to watch. T\vo Butncs Aires stars. Echmrdo Blast and Martin Pose, and Freddie Wocds of Vancouver, B. C., give the tournament international flavor. • The winner jmiy come from at ' Irast 30 of the field, however, when the end comes Monday afternoon after 72 notes over the difficult 7.COO ynrd Riviera Country club layout, Such former champions asj Jimmy Thomson. Harry Cooper,! MacDormld Smith. Ed Dudley, 1 wen the pot with a blazing 65 final round last your, has been down with the flu recently but is "feeling fine," and ready for a repeat attempt. the boys out to practice. Hagcn Gets Old; Enters Senior PGA Division SARASOTA, Fla,, Jan. 3. (UPJ i — Walter Hngen, a veteran of golf. • has sent in his entry for the 1942 National PGA Seniors Golf tour- nnment, George Jacobus, managing director of the Sarasota Bay .Country club, aa:J today. Hagon, 49 years old now, is not eligible for the 1941 seniors tournament because it is limited to golfers 50 years old or older. Thn 1941 tournament begins here Jan, 10. Cancel Basketball Games Because Of Flu Epidemic CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo., Jatl.3. —Coach Jiick Hopke announced Thursday that basketball games scheduled for two nights this week hud been cancelled, clue to .school being dismissed thi.s week because of the mild epidemic of influenza which is prevalent in this city and county. Schools were to have been resumed after the Christmas holidays on Tuesday, but Supt. R. M. Pierce extended the open date until next Monday. Games cancelled were with Complete Stock of Whiskeys, Wines and Gins At All Times BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP Gniyson and he Immediately put in i\ call for Hitler—collect. But Hitler never mistered. Pci'liaps he'd heard of Gtnyson. 107 S. 2nd' FUone 167 f Braggr City boys teams Tuesdir ni«ht, MA witij Portajeyiife feon and girJs teams Friday nighS Cotch Hoplce. nil four memfeaf of hi* boys' *quw|^cre *ilio« wit*" According to estimates, 6DOO billion .Wlta Dining 1907, Seguin, Maine; registered fog for 2734 hours. LOOK! ONIY FOR A H CM MKf 00 t 16 STANDARD BUDGET PLAN SO PHILLIPS MOTOR CO.? 5th * WalDDt PfaoM ll« Reds Are Named For '41 Victory NEW YORK, Jan. 3. (UP) ~ President Horace Stoneham of the i>Tew York Giants made the first 'taseball predictions of 1941 today. He picked the Cincinnati Reds to Tin for the third Lime in the National league and labeled the Gi. ants. St. Louis Cardinals. Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pi- ••ates as possible serious challengers. "In facL right, now that's just the order in which I figure those five teams will finish, come next October and World Series time," Stoneham said. "I. can give you no detailed analysis for my choice of the . Reds to win their third straight flag. I don't really believe they're good enough to win three pennants in a .row but the eld saw about never betting against a winner holds good right here." Stcneham repeated his prediction thai the Giants would.make a .stronger showing than the Dodgers and even went so far as to pick the Giants to finish in the runner-up spc: lo the Reds, anr! the Dodgers to land in fourth placp. i Last year Brooklyn finished Feccnd.and the Giants, sixth.) Rain Kills 'Flu' Germs LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 2 (UP)— A Little Rock physician puts in a good word for the rainy weather that so many people are blaming for their attack of the ••flu/He says the tain might end the epidemics of influenza now prevailing throughout the state. Showers cleanse the sir of the "flu" germs, '.he doctor says. BY FRANCIS WALLACE Widely-kn<Mvn Sports Authority, and Writer I have been asked by my old pal ' Harry Grayson to help '*flll. his; ipace while he is cavorting on the I beach at Waikiki. Any subject, he ' iays, will do. Okoy. My subject is Grayson.. * * * '' .--':; I always figure that people, w^io' read a writer every day are 'in-: terested in what kind of a guy lie^ is. '.'..'-' , r Well, Grayson is just like—Grayf son. He's unique. He's a living;leg-.: d among the sports writers-^',! suid; that's why 1 think he's worUi writing about —for the boys lift?; cynically modest, about publicizing each other. Harry is a regular, guy and a great newspaperman. He 'gets impulses and follows them to strange places—such as iWjjlkikh '" * * • * . ...'.. v^'H- He's somewhere around 40 But he hops around like a 20-year-old. He keeps in shape—probabjy without .any effort. He's abput *6 feet. 180, has sharp dark eyes, plenty of hair .that is edging from black to gray. His voice is quick • ftnd he knows all the American dialects, including the profane. He's always good for laughs—and he tells a story better then .he 'Knows. ' + * * I get around some myself in a year's time; and wherever I go I look for Grayson—and usually find him. He's where the fun and laughs are—but the thing about Grayson is that he's always working. His friends and pals arc Icpinu. He went to Cuba a few years ago on a holiday and became a pal of the dictator. Now when Grayson goes back, the army meets him. A tf if There's an economic waste at the moment with Grayson at Waikiki. He should be in the war zone. Grayson would wake those generals up in the middle of the' night, He'd make a parachute landing in London. He'd have Churchill writing pieces for him—and he'd tell Hitler exactly where to get off—and probably get away with it. * » » In fact-, he and I tried just Unit during the World Series in Cincinnati. We were at a bar at 3 in the morning and life was pleasant. I said that the trouble with Hitler was that he didnt. know how to have fun. The idea appealed to \.'j> Enchanted < Looking-glass se Signs For ! Series With Fordhamj NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 3. fUP> — A three-year football .schedule between Fordham university, defeated ' by the Texas Aggies in 'the Cotton Bowl New Year's Day. and the University of Tennessee has been signed, .it was announced today. The site of the first game this fall has not been decided on. it was said, but it will be played on neutral ground. Next year the game vdll go to Knoxville. Tenn.. and in 1943 will be pteycd at thr '"clo Grounds iu Nrn- York City. Tennessee lost to Boston college ii: UiP Puear Bowl here New Yrnf's Day 19 to 13. FOR SALE SKfBLEY'S BEST FLOUR Barrel .: $430 48 Lb. Sack $i 25 24 Lb. Sack $OLbs.Lard. .................. $3.15 100 Lbs. Sugar ......... ......... $<1.7Q C. ABRAHAM ,, h(Ule gl6 Ash & Broad v ^S5S» ,-a Delta Implements, Inc. Do you ever wish for a magic mirror, a genii's'^gift, in which the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow will be reflected? Standing on the brink of recorded time, your daily newspaper is such % gift. You have only to turn the pages. Yesterday Lindbergh landed at LeBourget . . . today a Yankee Clipper lands at Lisbon . . . tomorrow, perhaps, you will be landing in London. Yesterday, Versailles.'. . . Today, Munich. . . . Tomorrow? . . . Your newspaper will have the answer. • Yesterday (in 1919) a four-inch advertisement quietly announced "Radio Apparatus." Today, in/the pages of radio news, small notices are advertising, television. Tomorrow you will be buying a set, . . ; Avertising, no less than the news and the editorials, marks the progress of the world ... and advertised products are dependable, worth-while aids in the art \ ' •'.. of civilized living. - :

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