The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1943 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 22, 1943
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f AGE SIX Mori Cooper, Red Bird Ace, Loses To Flawless Johnny In 11 Innings By Unllcd 1'rcss The curtain has gone up with a vengeance on tlic 19'!3 baseball season. And If any mere evidence wore needed that the pitchers slill arc away ahead of the baiters you have only to. look at the (our Barnes played-yesterday In the majors, All of them were shut-outs! •life top contest of Ihe day pitted the • Cincinnati Hcds against the St. Louis Cardinals. Both clubs led with their aces—Mort Cooper 'or the Cards and Johnny Vancler Mcer for the Reds. And "doiible- no-liil" •Johnny almost did it again in an eleven inning thriller. Vandy held the Cards to just two hits—one of (hem a .scratch—and pitched hitless ball for (he last eight frames. The final score was Cincinnati one, SI. Louis nothing. In the only oilier National League fame the Plitsljiii\'h Pirates shut out .the Chicago Cubs, 0 lo 0, behind tile three-hit pitching of Tntelt Sewell. The Giant-Dodger game and the Philadelphia-Boston Braves contest were called off. In the American League the pitchers turned In two more shutouts. Jim Bagby drove in the winning run and limited the Detroit tigers to just three safeties .is the Cleveland Indians scored a one to nothing triumph over the Ben- gals. And (he veteran Al Hollingsworth turned in a tour-hitter lor the St. Louis Browns lo whip (lie Chicago While Sox, 3 to 0. Shortstop Vein Stephens spearheaded Hie Browns' attack with a perfect das' nl bat— lliree hits and a walk. The ' w o other scheduled American League games were postponed— Washington at New York and Boston nl Philadelphia. Undeveloped Left Arm Makes Pitcher Hiller Of Lafayette Most Sought College Player ELYTHEVILLB. CARK.)' COURIER NEWS Frank Hiller has won 40 of 42 complete frame-; in Kli school and collect, lias (luce.year strike ou . average of eiclil as versatile star of Lafayette "' Texas Christian Sans Team First Time in 50 Years . FORT WORTH.—Texas Christian is without n single varsity snorts Equaci for the first time in SO years. Intercollegiate competition In spring sports was dropped on account ol wartime conditions, but a play program for all bo.vs Is being fostered. The boys compete among themselves In whatever sport they wish, and soft ball has turned out to be the faroritc. "The ider, '.3 for the kids to have fun and ut the same time i>ct cx- .rcise that will keep (hem in physical shape for Uncle Sam," points out Coach Dutch Aieycr. Tr;iin ;,t Dmislry Sclionl SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. (UP) — To meet war demands, Navy doctors at the School of Deiiistrv of the University of California' are being trained iu artificial methods of restoring mutilated mouths and faces of war victims, without wailing until they can get to shore. By •' A. M. I'OWKLI, \KA Special Correspondent EAS1ON, Pa.—A left arm Uml I is slighlly undeveloped as Ihc result of n brejik suffered In his teens makes FYank Hiller of Lafayette Ihc most sought after college ball play- ;r in Hie country. Turned down by Ihc Armed Forces after numerous attempt;; to enlist. Hiller of Irving, N. J., is no\v considering offers from eight major league clubs—St. Louis, New i'ork, 'Urooklyn, Cincinnati and Philadelphia of the National and New York, Detroit, and Philadelphia of Hie American. Evni If there were, no war and a scarcity of material, big league scouls would be on Ilillcr's heels, for he began to show tremendous possibilities while pitching for Irvtnglon High school, which Is where Pnu) Krichetl, chief foxv forager of the Yankees, first saw him. Since 1D30, Hiller has pitched 43 complete games In high school and college. He has won 40. He lost the first game he pitched In high school, then ivon 17 straight In two seasons. Ills second game lie lost iu college last spring, 2-0. STARTS WHERE HE LEFT OFF As a freshman in 1040, Hiller, a handsome chnu slnmllng 5 feet II) and weighing 1(JQ pounds, pitched and won four games, with a strike-out average .of 12. Since he broke in wilh (he, varsity in '41, lie hns bagged 19 out of 20, with a strike-out average of eight. He bos tackled tough opponents— Pcnnsyl'/uiia, IMivlJtoii, Army, Dai (mouth. In two outings this spring, Hiller repelled Penn for the third straight time, 2-1. He struck out 10. Then he beat Muhlenb3rg, 10-3, yielding six hil.s as he coasted along, lie Issued jusl three buses on balls li the two cJigiigeinriiLs. An all-round athlete who could make the football and basketball teams, Frank Hillor sticks lo the diamond. He has ijivcn up other sports for R possible major league career. Young Illllt-r's big disappointment Is his liuiliillty to gel Into the service, for although Ills left arm is not fully developed, it does not Interfere wilh his baseball. He can't figure why it should Interfere with xoldk-MiiK. COACH IS KKHIOUSl.V IU. Bill Coughlln, Uio old Detroit third baseman who is crowding 70, considers Miller Ihc best pitcher he had at Lafayette in 24 years, Coughlm, by |b» iviiy, is in a hospital seriously ill with n blood disease, with which ho has been afflicted for some years. "fllllei 1 has everything," says Couglilin, "fast ball, curve, control, strength. He can run like Count Fl;ct." Prank lllllcr is not only a great college pitcher, but he Is one of the best hitters on the Lafayette varsity. When he Isn't pitching, lie Is In th: outlield because of his hitting. He will be graduated in a few- weeks, and, because IIP can't yet into the service, will turn to baseball. The liii« forms on the right, ItKCUKATlON ort'!Ci:i{ New York.—Lieut. Fred Frankhouse, former pitcher for ihe Cardinals, Hrjwcs, Dodgers and Cubs. Is Ihe recreation officer at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. Head Courier News want ads. America's Largest Airline Relies On Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil Exclusively Si, K \,i, America's largest airline, American Airlines, Inc., relics on Sin- clan- Pennsylvania Motor Oil exclusively to lubricate ite great fleet of Hagships. Give your car the same protection given costly airplane motors. Ask your Sinclair Dealer for Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil It lasts so long it saves you money-gives your car safer, quieter B. J. ALL Phone 2005 - A,ent - BJylketiiJe, Ark. Byrd Shows Class In Gibson Bbut Despite two sol-backs since he opened his tisllc campaign OH the West Coast, this Spring, Jackie Byrd, HlyllicvJIIc welterweight, Is winning most of his eneagcments iloiiB caulifJowcr row, according to Inroriiiatiou received from call- 'ornla. . . j Dyrd's latest victim was' Terry Gibson, uw AiiKeles, Negro, star ivhu was badly bentcn by (he Ar- ' puncher In a 10 - round nalcli week. Byrd won on Ihe merits of ills sharp left hook, ac- coi'diiid to an account ol the fltht willteii by liud Teliancy,' siwrts eclilor ol the Post-Enquirer, W h 0 said liyid "ivoii going iivvay." Joe Craig, astnle manager of Byrd, rpeenlly Informed the Cour- cr News lhat liyrd was uu- il)le to use In, right hand against Cllbson due to nn old injury, nnd hut unless the mill responds lo rciitiiient soon Byrd may liave lo lay off until a mends completely >efore taking on any more opponents. lie hns one more fluliL sclicdul- cd next week, liowct'er, nnd prob- itily will KO tliroiiBli with that bc- foie deciding on a layoff. Byrd/s opponent will he Paul Lewis, broth- r of John Henry Lewis. In spile of his hnnd Injury, Byrd s improving with each light, Craig said, nuil has gained a substantial following among fans of that t'ea. The following Is a partial account of the Byrd-Glhson fight which appeared in the Oakland Post-EiKiulrcr, together with a large picture showing Byrd landing n left hook on the Jaw of the California Negro: "Jackie Byrd, the Importation from Arkansas, made every post a winning one last night when -lie went over and around Terry Gibson of Los Angeles. "Dyrcl didn't quite extend himself during the 10 rounds. He won Just about as lie pleased. Which gives as pause again in making ha.sly judgment on gymnasium fighters. In Ihc gym Byrd was something short of impressive. However, in Ihe ring last night he took coiimianc ot the .v.iow and while it was a fairly tougli battle, lie won going away, "Gibson seemed unable to escape the left hook lo the body lhat ivas thrown from all angles by Byrtl. We called Ihe seventh round an even affair, but the rest of Ihein wcnl lo Byrd. "It wasn't an easy battle, but one thai nyrd has been accus- tomcd to and he came through with a'dean cul victory. . ,J "Gibson didn't seem to be able to iinlrack during the 10 rounds. Now and again he would catch Byrd with n looping light, but the rally was only short-lived and the boy from Arkansas was the boss al all times in the ring. He will find more abtion on local cards iu the near future." BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE VI. L. Pet. Cincinnati t rj 1.000 Pittsburgh 1 0 1.000 SI. Louis 0 1 .000 Chicago 0 1 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Urooklyn 0 0 .000 Philadelphia 0 0 .000 Boston 0 0 .000 AMKKICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pel. Washington 1 01.000 St. Louis 1 0 1.000 Cleveland 1 0 1.000 Philadelphia 0 1 .000 Chicago 0 1 .000 Detroit 0 1 .000 New York o 0 .000 Hoslon • o o .000 Yesterday's Results' NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 1, 61. Louis 0 (11 innings). rillsbnrgli 0. Chicago 0. Philadelphia at Boston, postponed, weather. New York at Urooklyn. postponed, wcalhcr. AMERICAN LEAGUE at. Louis .1, Chicago 0. Cleveland 1, Detroit 0. linslon at Philadelphia, postponed, weather. Washington nl New York, postponed, weather. Jeff Today Fifty pounds heavier than when lie knocked out J!»b Flizslnmians to win world championship, June 3, 1890, James J. Jeffries meets USlli birthday wilh big smile and good cigar, Boilermaker ,Jim keeps busy on Llitruank, Cnlif., farm, where lie stages amateur fights in bara. C RAY SON'S SCOREBOARD Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Boston. New York al Urooklyn. St. I<oviis al Cincinnati. Pittsburgh at Chicngo AMKIIICAN I.KA(;iJl: Washington al New York. Ueltoit al. Cleveland. Boston at Philadelphia. Chicago al St. Louis. Native California dogwood may be used in (lie manufacture of bobbins anci shuttles for Ihc textile Industry. l!.v HAIUIV (UtAYSON 'NKA Sports Editor NEW YORK.—A while back I remarked thai strangling Intercollegiate sporl.s, especially football, could easily wreck Ihe entire athletic setups of many large Institutions now training and conditioning men for the armed forces. The more striking examples at Ihe time were the Military and Nnvii! Academies, whieli suffered from the athletic financial shorts as Ihe result, of (hfir ordinarily highly profitable meeting being staged in tlic comparative privacy of Annapolis. " ] Now listen to Ihe expert on what' may be the last major intersectional schedule at old Notre Dame until c ivnr is won. Notre Dame's net profit from Football last fall, based on receipts and expenses for Ihc alhietic program, was S230.Ma.92. This year's figures for total university operation are not yet available, but It .should be noted that a year ago, with only slighlly varying football profit, (lie net credit to surplus for all operations of Ihe school, including football, was only $20,106. In addition lo the use of football revenue to maintain the general athletic program—all other sports, stadium, gymnasium, trainer, physician, intcrhall loams in many sports and athletic facililics for the enlire student botly—the profit remaining from football is turned inlo the general fund of the university for the improvement of the academic program, plant anri personnel. Laboratories, libraries, graduate work, professors, lecturers and many other factors of the university have been made possible by this revenue. Substantial work-aid -to moru than a fourth of the student enrollment lias been given, 1 approximating in amount ihe whole of Ihc football profit. Football revenue has dime much to help offset the low permanent endowment of Die university, which, .slightly more than Sl.OOU.OGO, is less than the permanent endowment of 140 oilier American colleges. Now you know what becomes of foolbali money al Notre Dame tt.s service in preparing boys for war silenced Ihc many opponents of football who were .sheltered by cloistered halls.' Notre Dame shows you that football can serve other highly iiselul purposes. •Bobo Newsom and Lcs Webber had jusl lour hits as the Brooklvii.s pcllcd the Yankees. G-l, in the first, half of Ibe double-header at llm Stadium which netted the Civilian Defense Volunteer Office more than $75.000. fn Hie second Inning of the nightcap in which Max Macon and Ed Head shut, oul the Giants wilh two liil.s. 1-0, Leo Diirochcr removed seven regulars, which prompted one of those typical Flatbush filberts lo bellow: "Thai's all right, folks, we can beat them bums wit' our night shift!" Southern League To Open Tomorrow By United 1'rcss This Is dress rehearsal day for the Southern Association. , The teams are taking their last workouts before the season opens tomorrow, only the New Orleans i'el!cans-y,'ho arc spending the aay en rc'ule lo Birmingham—will not get a chance to limber up to- I'lie lineup for practice, as well •is for the games tomorrow is Nashville at Atlanta. Memphis at Little nock, Knoxville at chatta- a and Hie Pelicans at airm- THUKSUAY, UtlC ' " W * » '»""•• " »'"« w, thsl ooo a hard pound- fwa" o,',' y'oh"' k. M Ing from •Christoforili., tel night, i s lSi° ,V V» e Wlcr o i „.,","," and_canie through nicely. He show- way. "" ""» OFLEKIIE American Legion Group Discuss Advisability With Army Officials JONESHORoTTrk,. April 11 _ PI ins .for selling „„ -, l>n!icbM league in tills section of North cist Ai-kiinais to function durln- the Summer were going forward •mci a group of Army officials •OB. tlie air field., and Army ,™«, i" this area met with Mode Ores- 01 v, chairman of tlic American Lc 31011 Baseball Committee, at Hotel Blythcvillc. Walnut Ridge and Newport Air Bases plan to enter teams, although the turnover at Ihe Army Administration School at Arkansas Stale College here may make it impossible for Ihis post to etiler a (earn, Gregory said. Such teams as Trumann,' Walnut Hidge, Marked Tree, Bono, Poca- lonlas. Weiner, Bay, Lake City Moncltc, Lcachvillc, Brookland, Nctlletoii and other.-; are bein- sounded oul lo sec if there is sufficient interest and material for entering teams. Lloyd Marshall Wins From Christofordis CI.EAVBLAND, April 22 (U.P.l — It took t|tiitc a while, but.Lloyd Marshall has finally convinced the home town folks that he's pretty ;oort. Marshall is the Cleveland •light- ncavyu'cight who liad to go'to tlic West Const lo make a name for himself. But now the fans back In Cleveland are satisfied lhat he's one of the lop men in the division. Last night, he beat a felloiv- lownsman, Anton Chrlslofordls, in 10-romifl bout. And that puts in line for a bout with Ihe 'duration" light heavy champ Jimmy Bivlns. Marshall's victory over ChrLsfo- (ordis in Cleveland followed a triumph over Ezzard Charles. It makes him sceotwl in command to Bivlns -who's another Clevelander. And if Bivins gives him a shot at liic Yes-Mr.Farmer We Do All Kinds Of WELDING And Do II RigM! Urinj; Us Your ]j ru k crl Farn , Tools & Machinery. 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