The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1943 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 31, 1943
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no iii BLYTIIEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY^ MAY' 31,; 1943 f Newcomer On Card _ _ t At Arena Blyllicvillc wrcsUing fans wi " have liieir first opportunity loniglil lo look on the mat talents of Pedio Gomez, a newcomer who has been booked by.Promoter Mike Meroncy to appear us the partner of Buck Lawson in a tag match at the American Legion arena. •Their opixmenta will be Jack Bloomflcld, llic figMIng Jew, and rugged Charlie Laye, an old favorite with local arena-goers, Mcroney says that Gomez comes well recommended for his ability to please tlic fans. He Is 'reputed lo be an able wrestler and n talented showman, a- combination' always popular with tlic ringsidcrs. As a mattfr of fact, Ihe program Is bristling with possibilities. Bloomfield, who made Ills first- up pcarance here last week in an impressive exhibition, is believed one of Ilie best grapplers lo show here In several years. The oilier two men on Ihe card, Lawson and Layc, liave appeared In the Blylhoville arena on various occasions hi the past have seldom failed lo please Hie audience. Lawson will be pitted against Bloomfield iu one Individual matcl: Mack Half Of Shadow Battery; Got Most Out Of What He Had; Was An Expert At Bat Tipping fcaltirc Laye against Gomez. Matches are scheduled to get. under way promptly at 8:30 o'clock. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W Birmingham ; 25 • Nashville 23 Chattanooga 10 Little Rock IS .Atlanta 17 .—New Orleans 17 Knoxville 12 Memphis !) Pel, .058 .022 .013 .581 .480 .«G .353 .205 NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUU W. L. New York 18 12 Washington . 18 )5 Philadelphia 18 10 Cleveland . 17 1C Detroit . .'. 15 15 Chicago . ; 12 15 Boston ... 1519 St. Louis . 11 16 Pet .GOO .54! .528 .515 .500 .44 .44 .40 Ycblciday's Results By IIAKKV ORAYSON NKA Sports Kdltor Cornelius McGilllcuddy will go down in baseball history us llic yraixladdy of malingers. People 'orgcl Hint he was quite a catcher vho got the most out of what lie KKl. Connie Mack — llic name was shortened so Ihnl 11 would fit on i scorcciird—stepped oul of n slice "nclory when Hie East Brookllcld .cam, wilh which lie played, won .he championship of cenlral Massachusetts in 1883. He was 22 when he signed his first professional contract, 'stoml six feet four, weighed no more than 10 pounds. They called lilm "Slats." Old lloss Rndbourne was the great ptchcr llic year Mack began. In those days, Ihe pitcher stood only 45 feet from llic plale and the catcher stood far behind mull llic last slrike. Ho didn't wear n clicsl proleclor, The chest protector came In when Mack moved from Hnrlford of tlic Eatcrn League to the Wnhlngton National In 'BO. The catcher's milt was an ordinary kid glove wllh the fingers amputated. He was the only man on Ihe club who wore anything on his hand. Pitchers were allowed clghl bulls nnd the bailer five strikes. Tlic bailer wa out If a foul was caught on the bounce. At first the pitcher liad to Ihrow underhand, release llic bull belo'w the waist. The bai- ter could ask for either a. high or low ball. It made for big scores When llic pilchcr was permitted lo change Ills delivery, he began lo Ihrow overhand and llic bos was moved back lo 00 feel. CU.MOKi: AND MACK Then Ihe pilchcr began trying fool llic b'ntlcr by soiling the ill, spilling on It or nibbing one dc of It wilh emery paper, which ade H lake unexpected curves, hat-gave the pllcher Uic bulge, 'hey hud to pill a stop to such rnctlccs or games would have gone orever wilh strings of goose eggs. Clubs didn't own Ilieir own elds. Players cut Ihe grass around icir positions wilh mowers. There were no regular umpires, 'hose who acted as such were al- losl afraid to open their mouths, vlac saw umpires chased off Ihe icld. beaten up. Gllmore nnrt Mack gained fame is the Hartford Battery. Gllmore etiiscd to sign with Washington mlcss his catcher accompanied ilm. Gllmore fanned more limn 300 halters In the 'Eastern League, where Mack also played the In- ficld. Muck hit timely and was the finest lidding catcher in the circuit. They were bolh so lall nnd tlilu o •spin HI KN II AGUE Atlanta 1 0 Memphis 0-4. Birmingham 11-4, Knoxville Nashville 1-4,-New Orleans 7-2 Clialtancoga at Lillle Rock postponed. •I- Army Beats Independent Team, 24-4 Tlie Blylhevllle Independents found the gap between amateur and professional baseball just too \ylde junday as they fell before the ilylhcvillc Army Air Case Filers, by score of 20 to 4 at the post base- all field. Army bats carried too much dyna- nlle as they unleashed a savage lit barrage upon pitcher Jimmy itcs. Hurl Wilson of the Independents gathered a home run which was ils seventh round tripper of the 'ear. The only casualty of the game i r as IJciit, Bill Adams, Pliers' catcher, who was lilt on the foot by a >>lchc{l ball and had lo retire from he game In the early innings. Batteries: Army—Parnell, Yar- wlcek, Huth and Adams, Felice, Davis. Independents—Lutes and Wilson Sits This One Out Connie Muck as he appeared M'Jim he <iiiit catching to cim ccntralc on wliiif was to be a lour; and brilliant managerial career. thai .Manager Mike Hcanlon dulj. bed Ihem Ihe Shadow Battery, inn the monicker stuck. Pitching to Mack, Gtlmoie struck out 12 It shutting, oul Kansas City, 1-0, will one Ml, and lost, D-2, although h struck out l(i members ol Ihe St Louis club. Sepl. 28, '8C. They finished up with Washing on that year. Mack hit'.3 1 in i amcs. Never was there a bailer; vhich launched ;x big league caret 1 n such day-xllng (ashion. While vJth Washington Mack also caught lank O'Day. lion FOII coMi'MiTK <:AMKS Tnll and gentlemanly Mack was in expert at bat lipping when his )itchcr was in a hole. He was al- vays apologizing In that soft way le was a smalt backstop. Muck was assigned to the Bnf- nlo club of the Brotherhood players' League In '80 setting a record for the time by working in 110 complete contests. In '0-1, he .succeeded Al Duckcn- berger as the Pittsburgh manager, and has been it ever since. A broken leg, .suffered when Herman Long plunged into him al llic plate in '93, hastened the end of hi? career as an acllvc combatant. He. caught his last game—for Pittsburgh in '90. In OG4 games he caught in the majors, he hud 84'2 assists. He had u remarkable arm. Connie Mack's record doesn|; look too impressive on paper, bill he was llic kind ol ball player he's been seeking ever since. IL-STWItl Plif HT II NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 7-2, .St. Louis G-3. Brooklyn 0-10, Cincinnati 0-G. Pittsburgh 4-2, Philadelphia 3-1, second 10 innings. Chicago 5, Boston 1, second, postponed. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 5-5, Washington 2-1. Philadelphia 3-4, St. Louis 0-1. Boston 3-5,.Detroit 0-1. New York 4-3, Cleveland 3-2. RAY HAS MAN TO TAKE OVER AFTER CONN Read Courier News want ads. CHIGKASflW Main Near Zlsl Sf. Sat. siarls 12:45; Sim. starts 1;.J5 Nislit shows 5:45 Except. Monday, opens G:'I5 Continuous'shows Sal.'and Sun. eadlng of Conn's successes and lear - success. He wrote Ray and irrnngcd for the hitler to watch ihn work out. Johnny' only comment was: "A pip of a left hnnd and a 'asl follow through with a right." Lust Time Today "ONE NIGHT IN TUB TROPICS" with Bud Aliboll & Ixiu Coslcllo Umvrrsiil News Comedy Tuesday PAL-NIT IS 2 dcU-ts Tor thu 1'rirc of I THE SIGN OK THE WOLI< uitli Jack I,::••don . Comedy PITTSBURGH (UP) — Johnny Ray, the man who "made" Dilly Conn the fighter he Is, has il all figured out. Joe Louis is llic present heavyweight litlcholdcr. After him comes Conn and then well, Johnny has a pink-checked youngster named Charles Francis Waters who, he says', will pick up the purple when it drops from Conn's shoulders. At the recent writing, Waters hasn't had a pro fight In fact, he hasn't come any closer lo Ihe bcak- hustlng profession tlmn a gymnasium and a ringside seat. Bui Johnny look a gander at tire kid's left and immediately got his signature on the dotted line. "Walcrs Is only 19, but he's C feet, 1 Inch and goes 100 pounds," Hay smiled. "Hlght now he looks belter to me than Billy Conn did at the same stage in his career." But before anyone could accfse him of treason ,he hastily added. "Not that I think there is, or ever will be, a belter fighter than billy. But here's a fellow \vhu will take his place when he's through fighting." Then Johnny dropped a hint of things to come: I'm going to let you In on something Billy Conn is going lo have just two more fights and then he's going to quit the ring. "Bolh will be wilh Joe.Louis. In the first he's going to win the heavyweight championship ami in llic second he's going to beat Louis again Jusl to prove it wasn't a fluke. Then this fellow Is going to lake over." Walcrs admits lo Chicago as his home lown. Right now, he's naval cadet at Noire name, where he played sixth siring center on the freshman football team. According lo Johnny's story, Walcrs got Ihe fighting bug after Two-Ton' Hits Comeback Trail In Tampa Match NEW YORK May 31 (UP)—This week's national boxing program will be co-fcaUircil by Tony GnlcnloV comeback attempt at Tampa, Ma tomorrow nl^hl, uiul liy a featherweight challengers' battle in New York, Friday night. I Two-Ton Tony slails his come back against Hcibic KaU o Brooklyn. Friday, in Mndisoi Sciimve Garden, Chalky Wright, former fcnthcrvvclght, king from Los Articles, meets Plill Terra nova of New York. Other bouUs this week Include: Tonight: At, Holyoke, Mass., Jtilc Pernltn fights Tommy Jcssnp. Tomorrow night: At Wilmington, Del., Al Tribuanl meets Carman Notch. Wednesday: Lulu Costnnltno lights Gus Lcvlue in Kansas City. Thursday; Sunny Ilornc meets 'hil Norman nl Tort Hamilton, N. Y. Friday: Al Milwaukee, Iz/.y Jan•>K> lights Tommy Lcmmon. Annual "Dream Game" Will Be Played On July 13 At Philadelphia t'HILALELPHIA, May 31 (UP)— Appropriately enough tills year' "dream game" win be a nlghl game. The "dream game", 01 course, Is baseball's annual all tar game. J Haseball Commissioner Lnmlls Her n meeting with Americai ml National League olflclaLs, an. lounccd thai the affnlr.1 would bi itagcd under lights at Shibe Park 'hlladclphia. The all-slur show will be played n the clly of Brotherly Love on Inly 13. It will be the first "dream game" lo start, afler dark. Last year's Heeling In New York's Polo J rounds was a Iwlllght affair and tin; following evening the victorious American League squad met an all-service team In Cleveland under Hie arc-lights. Joe McCarthy, of Ihe Yankees, and Billy Soulhworlh of llic Cardinals, rival manager? in the last World Series, will pilot the opposing teams. The eight, managers In each league will select 25 play's lor cacii squad, taking at least ne man from every club. Pitchers will be limited to three nnings each unless . the .gutnj: oer, extra Inulngo. In that case ic last pilchcr may continue. Four nipires, two from each league, will ervc, changing positions. alter our and a half innings. ' ' All seals—more than 32,000 will e reserved and Ihe prices will ange from $1.10 to the bleachers o J3.30 in the boxes. Receipts will ;o to Ihe major league's "Ball-and- 5al" Fund lo provide baseball equipment for the armed forces. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta at Memphis. Birmingham at Knoxville. Chattanooga at Little rtock. New Orleans at Nashville. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Pittsburgh, two. Brooklyn at St. Louis, two. New York al Cincinnati, Iwo; Philadelphia at Chicago, two. •AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at New York, Iwo. St. Louis at Boston, two. Detroit at Philadelphia, two. Cleveland at Washington, two. MacPhail Made This Order Stick By NKA Service NEW YORK.—Lcland Stanford acPhail's regime is past history Ebbets Field, but the lieulcnant- olonel left one set of Instructions the Dodger pilot behind him, Wbltey Kurowskl, on the verge of grabbing Arky Vaughan's foul, In the second inning at Ebbets Field, skidded on soil turf and Cardinal : third baseman missed what would have teen easy out. Walker Cooper couldn't gel there In time. Neither could the Red Birds in. nine Innings as Rube Mellon of the Dodgers shackled champs, 5-2. Chicks and Smokies About Counted Out clipped Knoxville 11 lo 4 and 4'•! J. The Nashville-New Orlenas tal ies were 10 to 7 and 4 to 2. Chat anooga and Little Rock had the! loubleheader postponed. Ity. United 1'rcss ;As the race for the first-half ixjnnant In the Southern Associa- llon draws toward its end, only six clubs remain in Ihe running, virtually counted out, while Bir- McJiiphls and Knoxville have been eningham ami Nashville remain the strongest clubs In the loop. Atlanta was llic only club to gain any ground in Sunday's doubleheaders. The Crackers moved into iflh place by winning twice from UcmiVil.';, while New Orleans was jcatcn two times by Nashville. The Crackers won by 1 lo 0 and 0 to 4, Birmingham and Nashville kept the leading pace by diking their scheduled twin bills. The Barons Kill Flies Close windows. Spray Bee Brand Insect Spray—15 minutes later, sweep them up. Kills mosquitoes, bed bugs, too. Sorry, our Bee Brand InsectPowdercur- tailed for diira- Obvlou.sly objecting lo ' the way Outfielder Muscles Mcdwlck was' being used, tlic former Dodger' president, In dashing off a 11019 to Leo Dui'ochcr in llic heat of a key game last season, bore clowii so hard thai he engraved these words, jusl discovered In the veneer of the Press Club bar: ' "Leo: Mcdwick Is a nice guy, but why let him manage the club?. Larry." ' . , $25 REWARD for return of LOST DOG Screw-Tail ilrimllc Hull with wiiilc neck. Weighs ab«ut 35 liounds. E. B. Chitwood 501 N. Olb. I'll. 088 or 517 Sunset Gold No. 370193 The Stallion of Perfect Conformation AT STUD Tackle Wins Medal EAST LANSING, Mich. (UP)— Richard W. Mangrum, regular .ncklc for the past two seasons and co-captain of last year's Michigan State football team, has won 'n" Athletic Council Medal awarded annually to the senior athlcle who best combines scholarship with athletic ubilly. Mangrum Is from Durand. Mich. Tlic United Stales now produces powdered skim milk at the rate ol 500,000,000 pounds annually. DELTA FARMS FOR SALE 40 A. 'ME-Braggadocio, Mo. Tip-top land. I'onr improvements. $125 per A, Buyer can collect (his year's rent. > I > . '.I. : . IfiO A. N Braggadocio. B«t of improvements on (lie best of land. J125 per A. Has large loan—small down • payment can handle. 80A NW Stcclc. 3 sets of improvements. iNon-rcMtlcnt owner. Finest typr. cypress land. About $1500 clown, balance H years. Slcclc. I'onr im- fln extra good hind. $100 per A. Buyer can collect this year's rent. .10 A. mv prtivcmems Other Farms In Arkansas and Missouri Sec Me for City Property Russell E. Riales City and Farm Property Goff Hotel SAI.ESMKN: Phones 2028-2029; I.utlicr Gray, Blythcvillc — Bob Green, OsccoU Wilson Allen's Sunset Gold WORLD'S FINEST WALKING STALLION A Full Brother to Grand Champion-Pride of Memphis Sired by the Famous Wilson Allen Wilson Allen's Sunset Gold is a Dark Chestnut, two White Stockings Behind, While Star and Snip, and is Five Years Old. : . ' ' ' ''- '"'." "' A Limited Number of Selected Registered Walking Mares Will Be Accepted Several Real Walking Horses and Bred Mares for Sale Phone or Write J.H. GRAIN, Wilson, Ark. * * ; WRESTLING Leo ion Hut, Monday, May 31, 8:30 p. nt. Admission of any Wrestling Artn» In America, Low«l ta " . «tstrre Beat Tickets on Sale al Schmuck'i BUnd»r<J oil SUH«n, Comtr Main »nij Division. •TAG MATCH- LAWSON & GOMEZ Open 7:15 Show Sl.uls 1:15 Artni. Always lie ami 2oc Monday Night ONE SHOW ONLY Box Office I' i c 111 r c Opens 7:M Sfarls 8:00 p.m. p.m. VS. BLOOMFIELD &LAYE 2 30-min., 1 Fall Matches HUCK LAWSON vs. JACK BLOOMFIELD PEDRO GOMEZ vs. CHARLES LAYE 'Who Done it?' with Bud Alilmtt &. l,ou Coslcllo News of (he ll.iy Sclcclcil Shorts TUESDAY PAL NITK 2 Tickets for 25c 'Hurricane Smith' wllh Ray Uliddlclon .t .lane \Vjatl Selected Shorts Your car can last longer than you think o. 6 with proper war-time care T HANKS to tlic army of home-front service men, motorists who formerly considered a car "shot" after a year or two, now arc surprised to find their cars delivering mileage they never dreamed of before. With proper care, your, car can go on delivering faithful service for thousands of miles to come. That's why Magnolia SUMMERIZE Service is so important right now. Fresh Mobiloil for your motor and gears... correct Mobilubri- cation for the chassis...radiator cleansed of rust and sediment... a thorough check of tires, battery, airTfiltcr and other vital accessories, all add up to longer car life, more economical wartime mileage. 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