The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1941 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 20, 1941
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PACK SIX BTiYTHKVTLLF/fARK.) 'COURIER NEWS Golf Contingent To Del Mar For Crosby Tourney SAN FRANCISCO., ,)an. '20.. (UP)—The winter professional golfing' contingent, packed its duffle and headed for Del Mar, Calif., and King Crosby's $3,000 amateur-pro invitational tournament Jan. .24-215 today, *Uil talking aJxnii Johnny rtevoUaV lop-sided victory in the Sr>,000 San Francisco match play open. Revolta, Evanston, 111., veteran who hadn't won a u-oi tournament since 1938, found ihe;--- . : warning way with a vengeance! yesterday cuj he walloped Harry Cooper of New London, Conn., seven up and six to play in the j • tournament's • 36-holc final. I It was the third meeting of the two at match piny and ihe lanky, bushy-haired Revolta gave par and Cooper a sound drubbing as he waded Uirough a driving rainswrm to win $1,000 lirsi money. Cooper,who put Revolta out of the PGA tournament in 1937, one up, and beat him in the San Francisco 1S35 tournament, three and two, collected $500 as runner-up. Revolta whipped around the soggy course in 69 on the morning round to stand three up at lunch time and completed the rout with a sub-par 35 on the outgoing nine ol the afternoon round. Cooper had an even par 7'2 for the first 18 but could not keep up with Revolia's almost perfect putting which gave him 12 one-putt greens. Altogether .it was a great tournament for the old-timers and lesser lights among the current crop of pros. Tony Penna of Dayton, O., was third money winner with $425 for being co-medalist and losing semifinalist. Jimmy Thomson of Chi- cagopee, Mass., the other semi. finalist, got- $250. Jimmy Hines ol Lakeville, N. Y.. forced to withdraw after sharing the medal with Penna, won $250. Other major money winners who reached the round of eight-- and collected $150.;each -were Chick Harbert of Battle Creek, Mich., freshman professional; Fred Wood of . Vancouver, B. C., Canadian champion; Lloyd Mangrum of Oak Park, 111., and Al Zimmerman ol Portland, Ore. Sam Snead of Hot Springs, Va., unsuccessful in .".-this- tournament, journeyed over to Sacramento yesterday and won the 18-hole Sacramento invitational golf tournament in a driving rain with a par 72. Penna picked up an additional .$100'when he .finished second wit'". 73 and Johnny Bulla of Chicago, winner of the recent Los Angeles Open, turned in a 74 for third place and, S50. Snead collected $2GC first prize for the one clay • tourna- Toddy's Sport Parade % JBNKT HeLKUOU SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 20. CUP) —This is the first .answer to Ty Cobb's suggestion '-to me that baseball could be made a much better game simply.-by increasing the width of home plate by two inches. It comes from a man who is in baseball and who, .wanting* to stay there, peacefully and happily, asked that I not mention his name in airing his views on the subject The closest I'll come to disclosing his identity is to. say that he is in major league baseball— the American Eeague, in fact—and knows as much about the game as nmbody you'll run across. Need Lpnger Bats My Mr. M feels that Ty Cobb's suggestion .is a bit drastic. "There is no doubt that widening home plate would put a check on the offense." Mr. X said. "It would give the pitcher a break The Leading Money Winner* SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20. <UP)--Ten leading mon«y winners of 1943 winter professional ',o!f, incJudmg winning of the Han Frundsco $5,000 ni'.iU-h i.lay open which ended y(-:U"r- •lay; Johnny Bulla, Chicago, $3,300; Ben Ho'-an. While PUiin;-; N. y.. $1.725; Cra ivi WoorJ, .\Jamaront-jk, N. Y.. $1,700; '.sonarci Dodson. Kansas City, •l,',-:QU; Clayton LlPiifner. Lin- Ille. N. C., S1.07-J; Johnny liT- 'olta, Bvan-ston. 111.. $1,000; Harry Cooler. New Lyndon Conn., $950: Jimmy Thomson. r Jhkopee, Mass.. $850; Wfllie "joggin, Miami, S'J75; Jimmv "lines. Lnkevillp. N. Y.. $600: Pine Bluff Schedule Is Completed PINE BLUFF. Ark., Jan. 20.—A tentative 1941 football schedule for Pine Bluff.High School has been released • f witiv;four Arkansas Conference games at home. Nine games will be played against conference opposition. Conference teams to play here are El Dorado, Fort Smith. Little Rock and Hope. McGehee will be the Zebras' other home opponent, the Owls opening the season, here on Sept. 19. Littlte Rock will play here on Nov. 15. An out-of-state team will probably play the Zebras on their only open date Nov. 21. The schedule: Sept. 19—McGehee here. Sept. 26—Fordyce. there. "Oct. 3—Foi-t Smith here. Oct. 10—BlythcvUlc there. Oct :; "'i7^Cnmden'' t:!iere. Oct. 24—El Dorado here'. Oct. 3,1—N. LLittle Rock there. . Nov. 7—Hot Springs 'there. Nov.,. 15—Little Rock here. ; . Nov. 21—Open. Nov. 27—Hope here. ' J own and eet their eyes on n level '«vith p it,.-.j»s a result, a pitcher in ;the< National has an advantage— •••'nd perfectly les^l' one—that an American League pitcher doesn't have." •, Would Airt Defense Mr. X believes, and his reasoji- ! ng seems sound, even to this poor nidge of baseball, that the recognition of knee high. pitches as •strikes'would srive the defense Ihe "id it needs in baseball. A low Uirow is harder to hit than a HiPh one. and much harder to lift r ut cf the park for n home run. I-cw tails are the ones hit into the dirt, and the ones that make ^or double plays. But you'd have to build longer bats to enable the hitters to reach down -3f» the Judge dorsn't want to hurt their feelings, why I would be glaci to have* the umpires around the new corners, and it would play to my house for tea. and, with Joe havoc with batters' stances. Now Louia pourinir. tell them a ilium I have an idea ihat would bring or two. about the same result as a wider plate, and it would require no PUNTA GORDA. Fla.. Jan. 20. <UP)— Only a spirited rally on the last two holes of her matc-li vvi'i Mrs; Myron Davy of Washington, D. C.. yesterday enabled Elizabeth Hicks of Long Beach. Calif., to compete in the semi-final of the championship of champions golf tournament today. Miss Hicks, one-up at the turn of her quarter-final match yesterday, lost the 10th, started the mh all even and rallied to win the last two for a 2-up victory. Louise Suggs of Atlanta. Ga.. eliminated Jean Bauer of Providence. R. I., one up; Mary June Gannon of Sarasota, Fla.. beat Mrs. Lyon of Miami, 5 and 4; and Jane Cothran of Greenville, S. C. defeated Mrs. Janet S. Zimmerer of Arcadia, Fla.. 5 and 4 in 'other quarter-finals. Florida Net Meet To Semi-Finals ORLANDO, Pin.. Jan. 20. (UP) — Frank Kovacs,. of Oakland. Calif., meets Jack Kramer, also of Oakland, in a semi-final match of the Florida State tennis tournament today. El wood Cooke of Portland. Ore., takes on Don McNeill of Oklahoma City in the other semifinal. Kovacs, noted for his unorthodox tennis antics, has played a 'rational game since he beat McNeill. national champion, in the Dixie tournament final t.wo weeks ago. He won his quarter-final match in this tournament from Hobhy Rigjis of Chicago, ranked NCr.onrt nationally. 7-5, !-(>. ' 6-3. yesterday. ' Kramer ousted Frank Guernsey pf Orlando, 7-5, 6-2. i Unseeded Mr.s. Mary' Keller of New York, tipset Pauline Bet-/, of It might not be a bad idea for Rollins College Fla 1-6 6-*> 6-2 Commissioner. Kenesaw Mountain ln lhe women - s singles ' m ^' Betz -aircut: Just a Shaye> Lan- was handicapped by a hand injury haven talk wi him-whisk- suftcrcd in a basketball and thumb »->--.- *--' — seaso^ D ° ris Hait o£ Miami Pa.. CXpa eliminated Mr s . Keller. 6-1 6-0. change in the rules or equipment." I took advantage cf this open-' ing and asked Mr. X what his idea was. "It's very simple, and it's simply this," he answered. "Make the umpires call any pitch that cresses the plate between the batter r s shoulders and knees a strike. That's what the rules say a strike is, but the umpires don't pay any attention to it. They simply won't call a pitch that is knee high or just above the knees, a strike. From the stands a pitch that lc\v. while perfectly legal, looks too low, and the customers boo it it is called a strike. So the umpires all call such pitches balls. They have been doing this so lon^ now that everyone takes their decision for granted." ; Umpires Won't Bend Mr. X said this was particularly true of American League umpires. "There are only one or two umpires in- the American who ever call such pitches strikes, and they r*on:t;call one out of three. Watch the umpires in the American work behind the plate. Only every once in a 'while do they stoop down to better follow a low pitch. More of the time they make their decision while standing straight up or' leaning forward a little. .You cant follow a low pitch from such a position, in the National League most of the umpires'.ride, \vith the pitch. Ifjt's a low one, they go Oyster House History Rich BOSTON i UP) —The IH-year- cld Union Oyster House still serves shore dinners in the 200-year-old biulding where the French king Louis Philippe taught, his native tongue as an • exile, where Daniel Webster refreshed himself at the bar and where Ebenezer Hancock was paymaster of the Continental Armv. Some Seals Cant "Walk" Sea lions progress on land in a waddling walk, with the hind flippers serving as legs. The hair seals, which have no external ears, are unable to move in this manner. Their hind flippers are grown solidly to the tail and are directed permanently backwards. R-eaci Courier ,\«vv> of BrooklJne. Mass., and Dorothy Bundy for the title. Two New Clubs? What an Umpire Does in Winter iChicks MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1941 1'ormal Announcement By Jacobs All That Is Lack- ingj Nova Won Earlier NEW YORK, Jan. 20. <UP>-- Boxinij ch-les here eagerly uvraitfd a formal announcement from Promoter Mike Jacobs in Miami, Flu., today _lh!U he had completed m>- gotiation.s for a return battle be- UVM-M LOU Nova and Maxlo 13aer at .VhidiscM .Square Garden in March. Jacobs planet! to Florida SiiUir- cjay njyJH a Mo; 1 .'jig/ling Ligimveight Champion Lew Jenkins und (-/.- eliampicn L.ou Ambers for a return non-title 10-rpund bout at the Garden. Feb. 21. A return engagement between Nova and Jiuer: both outstanding heavyweight title contenders, could be chi.ssed as a "natural" with a good chance: of cracking the in- docr attendance mark of 23,1 JO .set Friday night when Frit/io Zivic .sent Henry Armstrong into reiire- :nent. Nov:i .stopped Baer in the Jlth .-ou/id June j, IS'JQ, but ;hixv months later was kayoed by Tony Gulento. Baer .stopped Galento en July 2 and kayoed Pat Comiskey n the round on Sept. 26. Elizabeth Hicks Rallies To Remain In Tournament MERIDIAN. Miss.. Jan 20 (UP) Meridian an dAnniston. Ala., today had invitations to join the six clubs already forming the Southeastern baseball league. Directors of the 1-jague met here yesterday, and comoleted the organization on a basis of six clubs — Jackson. Mobile, Montgomery, Selma. Gadsden. and Pensacola. Meridian and Anniston were given 15 days in which to act upon their invitations to join, and di- lectcrs called another meeting for Feb. 9 at Jackson to take " action on the two cities. To Manila For 5th Game I Jon Dilcly';s Blytheville Chicks • will xo 10 Manila Tuesday night to ; -sr-f-k rovenp,c for a 41-22 defeat aciiiiijiiiiprecl on the local el, ball court in the season'.s corner. • with me junior high squads da,s> ' ing in a preliminary. j Kolh the senior ;uul junior ! Jjijili :i<{iuilv \vill b- playing • fifi.1t fc iiiiiets of the .Wson. i The Dildymen Imve woti only j one encounter, a :i^-2J> victory j over Oa eoia, while the youug- j stcrs of Coa<'h John Ed,James j have triurnj>he« in their last ! two coatesls. i The first c-oiupat will start at i 7:30 p.:n. Tuesday on the Manila court. I The Chicles- are improving with j experience after dropping iht-ir j two games'to Manila und to j Uic >tate champion Jone.sboro j .squad, 75-32. They defeated Osoe- ola. thon \vagecl a losing baLCle against the well-drilled Shawnee hjyh quintet from Joiner last week, finally being dociaioned, 42-37, alter a see-.saw thriller. Missouri Highways Safer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. CUP.) — Missouri's traffic death toll on the highways and rural roads in 1 1940 was 547 lives, a drop of 4G under the 1939 total, the stale highway patrol reported. Canny To Battle Mexican/Tonight ., lf ll ]v.°! d , a , da # c lhai " Thc Ijitft'er they come the harder they I all hoicls true tonight. the trusty 'squared ring at the Legion Hut should fairly quaver everv time Bill Canm- au(l uu-los Hodnquex hit the deck in theiV head)iner match ns I n.-moter-Heterw ike Meronev presents h,s u,;k,v wrestling card at 8 p. m. Canny, heavyweight champion ol'*-— -Kansas ai 220 pounds, meets Rod- ihe. evenings' entertainment ended. cliques, 212-pound Mexican villianjHod was sore in more than one irom Mexico City, in. ihe main i way over losing his matches and so shol ' w man whose 1 weight equals that of hh opponent. The Kansan proved a very un- bic.-a.sani fellow last Monday night und «ot in a good two hours or so o*' practice in the rock 'em-sock. 'sir. "Tag Matcli" between Bob Montgomery - Roclriqtiex and the Welch brothers. Rodriguez lost his opening i-much to Roy Welcli, after Canny left his role of referee to ti-ade Wows with Rod and started iiim bleeding from a facial wound with a. flurry of left jabs. Rod und Monty dropped the third and deciding fall in the main event tag match after Canny again mixed with the Mexic-an/and, the pair traded punches in a toe-to-toe due! for a couple of minutes before the Welch brothers teamed to finish off Rod. The referee and Rodriquez almost came to blows again after -systems. Both matches will be two out ol three- lull, 90-mimue time limit af- lairs. with Meroney rehmiiny to the ring as official after taking n week oil to recover from n painful rib injury suffered when he got'in between a pair of matsters "two weeks >igo and they decided to roll around the ring- for u while befon- setting .Mike free. Alabama to Increase WPA MONTGOMERY, Ala. <UP>— Alabama WPA workers emuiov»n on road work projects will be increased from approximate}'-/ '•'• '••)() to u total of 12.000 by Feb. i, state WPA headquarters reports. News warn :«u George Pipgras, member of the American League umpiring staff, keeps his eye in condition for calling bails and strikes by training his bird dog near St. Petersburg. Fla. Cubs To Have Powerful Nine Tliis Spring; Are Contenders By GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Jan. 17. i UP)— The Chicago Cub.s are definitely in the aark horse class approaching .the 1941 season. They may continue to hang around the edges of the first division or they may develop into one of the big surprises and get into the thick of the National League pennant fight. From a pennant-winner in 1938, v the Cubs have taken a terrific tumble. They finished fifth last season \vith .487, their. lowest percentage in 15 years. At times the 'team was a striking example of misdirected energy." .The Cubs seemed to be a bunch of boys pulling in all different directions. The first move 10 get the Cue.-, all pulling their oars in unison was the hiring of newsman . Jimmy Gallagher, one of the club's sharp"- , i.s definitely Herman's successor, i but he may not quite make it in 1941. Stanley. Hack, the league's best third baseman, will continue at third. The outfield i.s the Cubs' strongest' link. Lou Novikoff, the sensational 'Mad Russian' M'lHi belU-d .36S for Los Aii- £dfts to lead the Coast League, V Hank Leiber in center and . Hiit Nichoison in ri'rht. That is ticketed for left field, with is likely to he the league's best offensive outfield. • Wilson has a way with pitchers, Land is l\kely to step up the class' of the- Cub pitching considerably. Claude Pnssenu, Bill Lee and Larry French are expected to be the "big three." Lee had a bud year in 1940 and if lie comes back it'll |nake a tremendous difference. If Dizzv Dean can still pitch, he'll be _ . ... , *• • .rr*."" T j-"-"»* v,»:iii ouiij tie ii oe sst critics, as general manager, and a -winner for Wilson, whom he Jimmy Wilson, Cincinnati, coach ! .idolizes. Among the youngsters •S<L W S? Se !' ie l h f ro ' f manR 8er. j yern Olsen. the young souTIipaw Then Wilson's first and most im- j who made the grade last season portant move was to plug the [ Ken Raffensberger and Jake Cubs gap at-shortstop. He picked |.Mooty should add comiderable Billy Myers, shortstop of the world j Help to the "Blcr Three " Champion Reds, as his man and j _ 3 ' _^ve tip Outfielder .Jimmy Glee- j son, Shortstop Bobby Mattick und j • It is more economical to use one '....other player to be named later. \ lar § e u ?ht bulb instead of several Myers Is Key Ma_n j smaller ones. For instance, a 75- Wilson has been criticised se-, ! watt s ' 1 '^ ^ ul h costs less than three verely for going so high for Myers. Whole wheat cooked over low heat, for several hours makes a fine breakfast dish, winch with a glass of milk or hot cocoa and toast is guaranteed to keep even the most ^ active youngster from getting hungry for several hours. who hit only .202 last season, but .n hvc years with lh? Reels Jimmy learned plenty about iiie Cinoin- ' nati shortstop's team value. U 1 Myers comes through for the Cub.s, i Ihe club is-on its way back into : first division. Perhaps Wilson's two other toughest problems are catching and i first Al Tcxid. who was in the ' bad graces of,, £ jhe Cub/ last regime. i;s the teanit; best veteran bnc 1 .:- sloy. However.' Wilson hopes that Clyde McCuliough, presently n holdout, will take over the No. i job. McCuliough hit .324 for Hui- falo and Ls a product of the Yankee farm system. Four for First S:\ck Wilson has four first base possibilities— Rip Russell, hue! low b\ appendicitis last season; Eci Waitkus. tancy iielder :rom Tuisa: Phil Cavarretta and Zeke Bonura. It's Russell's job it" he can prove he deserves it. Billy Herman will have to st.- • r> hold his second base job. Lou Stringer, who hit .263 for Los An- , geles and is touted a.s one o; the I greatest fielding second basemen ever developed in the Coast League. 25-watt bulbs: yet more illumination is given by the 75-watt bulb .uid no more is spent for electricity. If S i I ATI! • FIXST AVIATION AV WE UNIJED STAJtS WAS HELD AT LOS AN6£LK3t YEARS AGO. TODAY, MOTOR- ISIS WHO WANT FLYING STARTS CALL FOR Hsso MAKE A DATE WITH ESSO Bill Canny 220 pounds Yaqui Joe 198 pounds vs. Carlos Rodriquez 212 pounds vs. Carl Von Zuppi 0 198 pounds -out of 3 falls. 90 minute time limit. Monday Night 8:00 p. m . Letfon Hut Get Your Tractor Cleaned, Repainted, and Relettered for... HALF PRICE • You aren't using your tractor so much right now, and you could spar* it for a few days. 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