The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1943 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 9, 1943
Page 8
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,,'/ ; > f fAGE EIGHT' Jonesboro Abandons Football "JONESBOHO, Aih, April 9 Bpolball will be dropped'-from the JWnesboro High School sports pro- grani'^for' the duration,' R. H. Moore sujjiei Ijitendcnt of schools, .said Wednesday. Action was taken by Members Qf the Joncsboio High School ;; Athletic Hoard Tuesday night., It will be the' lirsl time lu history of the school that football will.not be played However, a strict intramural pro- iiutituted, Coach grani-L will be Trickeyj said. _^ Thc.~A(hlcllc Hoard "decided award sweaters to members of the basketball squad, including Clyde Davis, Leon Mullihs, Melvin Forrester, Everett Branch, Marlon Tom «Burress, Wayne Davis, Bill McCracken, Billy Joe Price, War- rcii Wood, and Bill Johnston. First Alnsknn automobile was made in 1905 'at Skngway by Robert B. Sheldon. More (Iran n billion dollars'worth of minerals have becii mined from the mountains of Nevada lo dale. Mack Killing (ARfc) QOURIEE NEWI Johiison's Pitching Was An Open Book, Yet Big Train Threw Ball By Best Hitters Connie Mack tikes cut lu bailing practice with tils Philadelphia Athletics Open 7:00 pjn. Show Starts 7:30 p.m. Adm. Always lie »nd 25« Friday & Saturday 'Silver Bullet' with Julumy Slack llriiwu NKW SERIAL! "Perils of Nyoka" Selected Shorts By HAKKY GKAVSON N'KA Spoils Editor Walter Perry Johnson was Ihe t' pitcher who ever lived ilc spite the fact that, everybody In tlie iinrk knew, what lie was going to throw. The ball was either fasi or faster. Johnson had a pendulum arm which propelled the ball like u slingshot. The Big Train's sweep Ing, effortless delivery was a llulc loivej- than Hint of n sidc.irm pitcher. Had there • been a niclin slreak In Johnson, batters would not have Jarcd to leave the bench. Stortly before the flue Cleveland shortstop was killed by Carl Mays bean ball in 1920, Billy Emits call cd a second strike on Ray Chapman ii! n gnme pitched by Julin son. Chapman started for tlic dun out. "Yon have another strike com luff, Ray," sntd Uni|)ire Kvans. "Never mind, Billy," replied •Impman. "I don't want It." Had Johnson been ninbltlous to set records, he would have cstab llshcd more tlian he did, niul more than a dozen of his marks still stand. Ills total strikeouts, M97, Is likely to stand for all lime. lie had an eimicd-iim figure of 1.15 in 1913. Johnson threw n light, live ball which was as easy to catch as It was difficult lo hit. To make things still more un :)!easant tor batters, Eddie Ain- j smith used to whistle us (he ball | shot Into hLs glove. When Johnson look over [he Cleveland club In 1D33 at the age of 45, In balling practice he was still the swltlcst pitcher in the ;ame. ADMITS lie HAS "THKOWKIl" Johnson admits lie was a "tlirow- er" until he hurt his arm in '20, following which he "learned to pitch." But to Hie end he was only experimenting when be resorted lo anything but the hard one. In days of trick deliveries, Johnson's pitching was an open book. Barney did not make tin; slightest "ittcmpt lo conceal nnylrilng. The latter saw the ball from the lime .he Big Train yol it until it left its hand. Out lhat usually was the last the .batter saw of It. Johnson simply reared back and let it- go. That was the only way he could pilch effectively. There ivas no stopping once he cocked his long arm. He had lo go through with his natural motion. Thcio could be no hitch for the purpose of curving the ball. Johnson had to pitch overh'aud to throw a curve and consequently everybody, including the grouiui- kecrjer, knew when it was coming loo. The Big Train liked to experiment when lie could afford to mid had two strikes on the batter, which was frequently the case. Fellows like Eddie Collins would say: "I'll get two last ones mid maybe' i\ curve — I ho|>e." They would Iny for the curve. Koun OF \\itiNKi.K cimvi; Johnson once struck out Jlnlie Hulh with a curve, and when no one remarked tibout It on his return to the dugout, said: "There, I strike out Ruth with a curve and nobody gives me credit." In 1008, 21- year- old Waller Johnson shut out the New York Highlanders at the old hilltop grounds on Friday with six hits, on Saturday with four and on Monday with two. Had there been Sunday ball In Manhattan then, he would have shut them out on lhat day, too. The kid was only gelling a running start. Johnson, winner of 30 at his peak, won 23 games in 10'M, when he was practically washed up, and beat Uio Giants in the 12-iiuiim; thriller thai gave Washington the World Scries. Goodness gracious sakcs alive! And that happens to be Ilic most profane utterance of' Waller Johnson. Saturday Midnight Show 'Highway West 1 Olymiie lirailiiii &• Uremia Marshall Selected Sliorls Sunday & Monday Inn' ivilh liing Crosby & Fred Asfairc ;• Kens of Ilic Day Sborls Willie Pep Faces Boston Fealhei 1 lu Match Tonight BOSTON, April 0 (U.P.)—The Connecticut Comet—Willie Pc|>— meets Sal narlolo of Boston tonight in a id-round featherweight boul at Boston Garden. Pep holds the world featherweight title—New York version—but it won't be at slake. The Hartford hauler says he can whip any man in the 126-pound class—ami so far he's done Just liial. His only loss In 5* professional contests was to Sammy Aiigoll, a lightweight. A crowd ot 15,000 Is Indicated. Behind the tight is a bllter fcim between the two principals Bartolo has claimed that Pep is afraid to put his title on the line. A victory over Hie champ tonight would net Bartolo a iltjc go in short order. The harmonica invented by Benjamin Franklin. For Light, Fluffy BISCUITS Insist On SHIBLEY'S Best Flour Your Grocer Has It! WAR BONDS & STAMPS Are Your Best Buy! Amateur ., Wrestlers To Compete NKW VOJ1K, /Ipill 0. fUP)_ Mcre than 140 wrestlers will bal<!<.' for lilies tonliihl and tomorrow in the National A, A. U, grappling iiimiiliviships In New York. ' The (ield is replete with former national, colleglale, and regional champions, although Hie personnel of Ihis year's tournament is considerably different from iaal year's. Only one 1942 imtlonnl ll- ilcholder— IJoug Lee of Baltimore n the 135-pound class— wl!l b c jack. Jiul lie won't be (Jcfciidlnij its crown, because lie's moving in' u hlglicr weight bracket. Four former nationwide champs —who didn't compete last year- will be out after top luurcls once ii). They are ho.ivywcights Wil- Nead of the Coast Guard and llelnold Metmjcr of Hie West Side Y. M. C. A. of New York, 19). l)uunder Henry Willcnburg of the Y. M. C. A., and 135-poundci' Edile Collins, of tile Navy. The Crescent Club of Tiilsa ^on't defend its team honors, won lust year In New Orleans. Two college sciiuuls — Penn State and Michigan stale— are co-favorites lo .ake the team crown, Nevada was the adopt the uniform on March 10, 1033. first stale lo Narcolle Act, Walter Johnson Houldcr Dam is ihc dam in Ihc world. Now you can have TIRES RECAPPED without a ration permit/ it isn't safe to guess-it doesn't piy to gamble! GET THE FACTS BEFORE YOU ACT1 flRST-Decido to go to a tire specialist —somo one who knows tires from A to Z — some one you can trust. You want reliable recapping—expert workmanship Irom start to iinish—a recapped tire that will stand constant road strains. SECOND—Do NOT drive your old tire beyond the danger point. It is too /ate for recapping when Ihe tread is worn down into the fabric. Drive in today and gel our advice on when to hovn i recapping done. THIRD—Come hare for GOODYEAR EXTRA-MEE- 'AGE RECAPPING-•very step of the work dona by tire expert*, using GOODYEAR factory materials and working by GOODYEAR factory, methods, A. job you can trust! Getting Handball Is Numbers Game II)' NKA Service FIWJOMINOTON, Ind.—Blame it on the wartime scarcl'ly of hand- tolls. Someone says lo Ho McMII- lin, Imlinna football strategist: "What's your locker number, number, Coach? I'd like to borrow your liandbnll." "Off tackle, iiround end, up the middle," replies McMlltln. "I can'f (Icciplicr tlial one," says Ihe man sowing Ihe handljall. "You can't use my liandlwll, elllier," counters McMillin. Thai's the way the JIuoslcr liead :nan rcmembei-s his locker nuin- )er, and the man ivho cau'l jjut I In numbers can't borrow Hu Mc- Millln's hiindb.-ill. FIUIJAV, AI'KJl, 0, l.'m Peeved Bowler Plaeekicks Ball For 5-6 Spare y NKA Service HAIlHlSKURa, Pa. Cawcl .smacked his the 1-3 jwekel. Up Ti'immi .--evea about sueli an unusual break, Civssel picked up a ball set it on the roul line and kicked it rne marble wandered around for awhile, and llicn split ihc 5 and C pins apart. Dod tiers Contribute Mood To Red Cross "Llppy" Loo Ourochcr, who usually elves nothing awny on the baseball field, lined up the entire Brooklyn Dodgers baseball squad today and donated a pint of blood to the Red Cross for the iirmcd services. Every member of the club, including the coaches, was on hand lo give blood. Of the group W players, in ml- dilion lo Dmoehcr and the coaches, only outfielder Dixie Walker had made a previous blood donation. Trophy Honors Hero NEW YORK (U.P.)-In memory of Ihelc son, U. Frank Haggerly, the first SI. John's College graduate lo be killed In the war, Mr. and Mrs. John llaggerly presented the FChool'.s basketball team, winner of the national invitational tournament, a trophy. Memer Remains With Cincinnati By NKA Ben-Ire BLOOM INGTON, Ind,—Hustling Steve Mesncr, Sacremento shortstop is staying with the Cincinnati nccis as n utility infielder after two weeks of hard work. Waived to Brooklyn by the Dliinelaudcrs, Me.sner came back on a ruling by Judge Lamlls. who prohibited his sale until a fair trial. , Ai: the Dodgers awaited tlie deadline, April I; Mcsner Impressed Deacon William McKcciuilc to cntluis- No gem is as rare as a flawless omei'iild. The first recorded kidnap letier was written July 8, 1024. NKW YORK, April 5 <UP) - * Come in today for TIRE INSPECTION! lol u» help you reduce lit* went and »xt«nil tin ];(», Have us chock bralcei and whtili, too. You'll find ou| worlt reliable, .our char?** rteionoklt. ear Sen/ice Phone 21f)2 •I 10 \V. Mai NO FABRIC is longer wearing than a worsied. Al the head of our spring parade of fine clothes is a large collection ' of good looking all-wool worsted suits, priced from . » ' LOTS OF MEN prefer double-bieasled suits for Spring and Summer because double-breasleds make a vesl superfluous. Choose fiom an interesting range of patterns and rich colors, in Hail Schaffner & Marx .quality..; "..'. but we're ahead ^ of time with the finest \ collection of new Spring ^'"clothes in town... . THE PICTURE points a moral: Today, when quality, counts so much, be sure to put your money on a label you can Uusl. In a single 9-lellerword...Trumpeter.,.thelabelo( Hart Scliallner & Marx good clothes... MEAD'S MAIN STRUT

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