The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1943 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 24, 1943
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fAGE SIX gLYTHEVlLLE, (ARfc.); .COURIER NEWS Contests Draw Small Opening-Day Crowds In Southern League I!/ Unlleil 1'rt-ss ' Thin crowds greeted Friday's opening games in tlin Southern Association baseball loop. Adverse weather caused cancellation of two games and- limited attendance to less than' 5500 fans at (he'other two. From a financial standpoint, it was probably one of Die most disappointing opening days in league history. Loss than 3000 fans looked on as (lie Birmingham Barons trimmed the New Orleans Pelicans, 6 to 1, and n meager crowd of only slightly over 2000 persons witnessed Little Rock's 10 to 'I victory over Memphis. Ace Jockey Believes Count Fleet Cinch To Win At Churchill Downs lly United Press Count Fleet is one of Hie best horses of his generation. And when he • runs In the Kentucky Derby a week from lotl.'iy, he'll have one of Ihe best riilers of the past decade aboard him. Johnny Longdcn is the man who guides Ihe Count around the oval. The diminutive jockey has been in Ihe business a long lime —since 1927. During his career he's entered the winner's circle over 2000 limes. IMS was his big season. He booted 230 winners home that year in 1150 races lo lead the Open 1;-.00 p.m. Show Starts 7:30 p.m. Adm. Always lie and I2jo Last Time Today 'Arizona Boundup' with Tom Kecnc SERIAL: "Perils a! Nyoka," Cliaplcr Three. Selected Shorls. Allanla will open the season Saturday In an allcrnoon name wilh Hie Nnsliville Vols, following Friday's poslponcmcnl, Kno.xville and Chattanooga will also launch the season a day laic In the ChtU- limoogn park, The league champion Little Rock Travelers served notice that they will be tough lo reckon with again tills season. Southpnw Ed Lopnt displayed last year's cITccliveness on the mound and while allowing 10 hits was never in danger afler the fourth inning. Pitcher Lopat also lei! (he baiting attack for the Pcbs with two .singles and a triple, while battery mate Duke Doolittlc collected three singles. Sprnggliu nnil Wnll Brown, Die losing hurlers, allowed 11 lilts bc- livccn Uicin. A pair of home rims aided in Hie Bit rons' win over New Orleans. To big Jim Walsh. Birmingham first baseman, went the first homer of the 1943 season. Jim garnered his four-ply wallop in the third inning. Nick Polly also got a circuit/ hit In the sixth inning. Polly's hit was one of the longest homers ever hit in the Snrou pork. Rookie Buddy Lively fanned nine Pels in rucking up the 5 lo 1 victory over New Orleans. For Ihc Orescent City nine, Vernor "Trader" Horn and Elbert I'adgclt divided the chores and allowed only six hllj;. The Pels' George Ilansmaii led (he attack with n triple and a single. In Saturday's names, Glenn Gardner and Pep Riimbert will ppose each other hi the Vols- ! rnckcr affair and Dick Colfimm if • Knoxvillc and Bncky Jacobs of Chattanooga will be on the mound In the opener nt Chattanooga. . Truck bodies will, not bo changed in appearance after the wnr but the materials that form it will be very different. Magnesium, aluminum, high grade secondary aluminum and -many other lightweight materials will cut truck weight iintj allow for more weight in payload. Philadelphia In 5-0 Shul- out; Toronto, Baltimore Play 21 Innings B.v United Press Major league acllvily was con- Jlneil to one game yi-steiday. Hill minor league maralhon—wliich lusted 21 innings—hit Ihc headlines. The big league game WIIK lie- twcen Ihe Philadelphia Athletics nnd the Boston Rctl Sox. The Athletics won—and, you guessed U, by a shulout. The score was 5 to 0 for Ihe Athletics, wilh lluss Christopher and I.nmaii Harris splitting Ihe pitching for J'hlla- dclplila. The victory was the first of the season for Ihc Athlete. The marathon game was im In- IcrmiUonal I.efiKiie contest between Ihe Toronto Map;c Leafs nnd Hie Orioles nt Baltimore, ft went 21 innings before darkness intervened. The score was 2-all ill Ihe end of the '2 1st. Dick Conycr, Toronto's starting pitcher, was the outstanding pliiy- cr of Ihe game. He was taken <ml In the I9lh liming afler pilchlng 14 straight, scoreless frames, His only li>|)sc cmiie In Die fourth inning, when Baltimore scored Us two inns. Alter dial lie ivns Invincible. The Leafs got one run back In Ibe seventh, and tied the scon; In the eighth, From there on neither Iciini came neur lo home plate. The game was the longest on record In Ihc International League. Today's major league .schedule has Die Philadelphia I'lills ill Brooklyn, Ihe New • York Giants at Boston, Ihc fc'f. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh ul Chicago in the National League. in the American League. Washington plays the Yankees at New York, the Boston lied Sox lire at ^hiladclphin, Detroit is at Clcve- and, and Hie Chicago White Sox nccl the Browns at St. Louis. Saturday Midnight Show 'Mexican Spitfire at Sea' wilh Liipe Vclcz'£ Lcun Error Selected Shorls Sunday and Monday Read Courier News w«» adi. nation's riilers. Johnny thinks Count Fleet Is a cinch lo win the Derby. Johny was born in England 33 years ago. He migrated to Canada with his parents at an early age, and crew up there. He slnrlctl riding in ISW7, and won his first bis race .the following year in Salt Lake City, T The racing world began to hear of Longdeii soon afterward. One day in ^tay, 1929. Johpny's mounts won four out of five races in a single daj al a Irack In Canada. Since then he's performed the feat 15 times. He rode nt tracks all over the United States and Canada for several years. His prestige grew, and In the lasl 30's he began gel- tiiig the best mounts at the sin- hies he worked for. For several years now, he's been one of the leading winners, boih in number of races and amount of purses. One thing about Longdcn's .career is that it's lasted for a much longer period than that of mast other jockeys. The average rider is at the top for two or three years. But Johnny's been vrp there for nlinost a decade and a halt. As for Count Fleet, Johnny thinks one of Ihc horse's greatest I attributes is that he loves to run. Most good horses, he says, have to be urged over Din distance. But Hie Count actually has to be restrained. Johnny won a lot of classic races in Jiis time, but one event which lias escaped him Is Ihc Kentucky Derby, ifc'd like nothing better than to sec the Count win the "run for the roses." And he's going to do the best he can to boot the big brown colt home in front. BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL JJvAGIJIi W. L. Pet. .. 1 0 t.OIH ..1-0 1.000 Birmingham . .. Lilllc Rock Memphis New Orleans Nashville ShnUanoogn . ... Knoxvillc Allantn NATIONAL Cincinnati Brooklyn i 0 I.DDO .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 W. U Pel. 2 0 1.000 0 1 0 1 0 0 U 0 0 0 0 0 1 ! U 0 3 0 I) Chicago Pittsburgh . New York . St. I,oms . Philadelphia Boston AMEKICAN LEAGUE W. L, Pel New York I o 1.000 St. Louis 1 0 1.000 Boston 1 .500 .500 .(100 :ooo .000 .000 Washington Cleveland . Detroit . .. Philadelphia Chicago . .000 .500 .500 .500 .3153 .000 Yesterday's Results SOllTUKKN LUAClli; Birmingham 5, New Orleans 1. Little Rock 10. Memphis 4. Knoxvillc at 'Chattanooga, postponed, weather. , Nashville nt Atlanta, |x»tponcd. weather. NATIONAL l.KAOUE No games scheduled. AMKK1CAN l.KAGCK Philadelphia 5, Boston 0. No. other games scheduled. Today's Games SOUTIIKIIN ASSOCIATION New Orleans al Birmingham. Only ganm scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Boston. Pittsburgh at Chicago. St. I/oiiis at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Brooklyn. CHICKASAW A.MDUICAN !,i:AC;t'K Chicago at bt. Louis. Detroit at Cleveland. Boston at Philadelphia. Washington at New York. West Miln NUT St. WAUIR HUSIOX-RICHARD WI109F rv* brer tnxHli'tm • 6**fl TeWi > Ltx Hf <• o;,ici«d by MICHAEL CURT1Z icma ru, tr Rsttl 6*kscr ia4 U.-.M) J4*M Cnclul KUT tr I4S4V1 GflOM News of Hie Day Sclcclcil Shorls NO ADVANCE IN PRICE On This Outstanding Picture! . Harts 12:45; Son. sUrt* 1:45 Nitht (haws 5:45 pt Monday, openi Continuous ihowj Sat *n< Son. Sweeney Will Manage Lincoln Fields Track LOUISVlUjE. April '21. (UP> — The general manager of Clnuehi' Downs racetrack—Husscil Sweeney —has been appointed lo n slmllni post nt Lincoln Fields track in Chicago. !3oth tracks are operated by tin Churchill Downs rjariiu: Corporation. Sweeney will continue in hi apacity as manager of (he Louis •illc oval. Al Lincoln Fields, h vill replace Bruce Head, who be ome.s presiding steward al Church 11 Downs. Last Time Today Double Feature "SUNSET IN WYOMING with Ccnc Aulry •FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE with Kojcr Prior hKUUI,: First Chapter of "Dick Tracy vs. Crime'' Comedy Black Sox Expunged From Records; But How They Could Play The Game SATURDAY, APUIL 2<l, 'Tiger' Long Has Another Date With Bill Canny Monday Night Au elephant never forgets. Neither does a tiger, especially "TlBer" Ixing, the slim Bengal Iron Ihe Evorglnde country down in Florida. If you're a wrestling fan, the chances are you know who "Tiger" Long is nnd how he never forgets. Ever since Long took a crack at Bill Oanny's Jaw a few months ago and came up nursing two broken bones and a pardonable grudge, he has been impatiently walling for another chance at the thick-chest- ed Adonis of the mat. Promoter Mike Meroney received a telegram from Baltimore recently. It was from Long, begging for another chance to gel in the same ring with Canny. You might, say his motives are not u good Sunday School example, bin they represent something that Long just lias lo get off ills chest. Well, Hie resiiii ss u ::tg match in which Canny ivill he on one side and Long en (lie other. The mulch will be staged Monday night at the American Legion arena on North Hccosd street. Long's paitncr for the scrap will be Joe Welch, who also has a little personal score to scltle with Mr. canny. Welch had a more recent run-in with Canny and got, the worst of it. This leaves two men with but a single thought and you can guess what it Is. it's a cinch Dial concrete jaw of canny is in for a (humping, if this pail- can turn the trick. However, sucli things don't worry handsome William. He's immune to (he gentler sensations and svill relish Ihe prospect of two real enemies instead of one. He'd like lo knock their heads together, it ho could, Put Canny with Ills old cohort, Carlos Radrlquc)!, (he torrid toreador and you have a learn of nc* Ifarious talent, rtodrltuiez doesn't, care who he's roughing, just so the victim is human and can feel pain. And (hero you have the ingredients for a whale of a mat show. Long and Canny will warm up for their big event wilh a litlle 30-niinule preliminary match and 1 nodriquez is slated lo tangle with | Welch in (he other one-fall bout on the card. Shoeless Joe Jacksnn, lefl, was coiislilm-il Ihe iniisl natural liilttr whoever .'.lt|>p."i! to Hie »|U|K. Weaver, center, was a remarkable slitirlslop who bat! lo play third * base for Chicago iSlack Edillc Cinille, slickcsl of siiilball pitchers, called his shots. l',y IIAIlllV GUAVSON NKA Spurts Editor You won't find the records of Edward Victor Cicolte, Claude P. Williams, Chick Gaud!), Swede Kisliei'B. Buck Weaver, Prcd McMullin, Happy Folsch and Joseph Jackson in the books, but they were among Ihc more remarkable players of the game. They were Ihc notorious Chicago Black Sox who threw the World Series of 1919. With Eddie Collins and Hay Sclialk, they were Hie IjlackbonG of what many baseball men consider the most formidable ball club that ever look the So.\ Coakley In 30th Season lly NEA Service | NEW YORK.—An.-ly Coafclcy, beginning Ins TiGlh M'ason as Columbia baseball coac'i. wont to (ho Philadelphia A's in 1002 after (Pitching for Holy Cross. Prom there Coakley went to the New .York Highlanders and Cincinnati I Reds. He tutored Williams teams jeforc joining Columbia in lull Ic discovered Eddie Ci.!lim and cut Lou Gohrig I ram Columbia o the Yanks. The While Sox who changed the color ol their hose were dangerously good. They bounced down in front in 1911. repeated in 'ID and were about to win again in '20 when stocky Eddie Cicotte's .confession cracked the scandal wide open. They stood out when baseball playing was at its peak, and, for at least two years, mind yon,- while performing according lo Ihe price yon a rough idea, mid watching the Scoreboard for I Shoeless Joe could the next, move. • Swede Risberif )bml>ang shortstop Happy Felscli Threw strikes Chick Gandil » Rough and tough Jackson batted .375 and fielded faultlessly in the Scries for which he was barred for finding S1000 under his pillow. Shoeless Joe smacked the ball savagely and on a line. One hundred and sixty-eight triples give They could pick up a cluster of . mis whenever they wanted to, nnii there wns the peerless right- hander, Cicotte. ami Lelly Williams to stop Ihc other side. No pitchers were more adept al slamming (lie door in a baiter's face, Gamlill had everything rcriuircd of a first baseman except the physical advantages enjoyed by a icft- liaudcr at the position. He was rough and tough. Weaver was one of the more accomplished shortstops, but could not play shortstop for this outfit. The slnnibang Disberg, brought in from the outfield, chased Weaver lo third bnsc where he was top man in his profession. McMullin, who could have made any other infield, rode the boards. Fi'lsch could do everything just n liUlc bit better and threw strikes [rom center field. JACKSON NATUKAI. 1IITTEK Ty Gobi), Tris Speaker nnd Babe hntli call Joe Jucksou Ihc most natural hitler they ever saw. Shoeless Joe Jackson, so called .lecausc us a kid lie once played for Greenville of the Carolina Association iu his stocking feet to spare n sore heel, matched his 10-year American League batting average of .350 as a strong-armed outfielder. A left-handed batter stumliug an even six feel and weighing Ho pounds, Jackson hit .108 iu inn. his first full campaign in the big show He baited .395 in '12. .373 in Til 3-H in '10, .351 in '18. -351 in 10 and .382 an '20, the year he was given Hie boot, yd never led the league, lie never WHS below .300 in his life. Jackson was the one swat.smuh Cobb had to talk out of Hie championship, and ihc Georgia Peach dirt just on more than one get 'around with his brogans on. He swiped -11 KKFKIGKRATION MOTOR SKRVICK! K. \V. Tal HHI. •'''• I 1 ''- "'•">'' Ulythcvillr, Ark. bases in '11. NICVUt UKVEALEI) SKCKET Cicotle, the spilballer. could make a baseball sing, al ;he end was pitching with Ihe cunning that came with 15 years of cxpa- "i'cncc. IDicotte required a long time to get going, nnd never divulged the pitching secret that suddenly brought him to life in '1C, aftcv which there wasn't much the opposition could do to or about him, "I'd watch Eddie's hand closely to see how he held his splltcr." says Frank Shellenback. current coacli of the Hed Sox. "I'd grip the ball Ihc same way, but my pilch would be as straight, as n string. I'd watch him again. His ball would hop iu all directions. I'd try again. Nothing happened." When he discovered his secret i" TG, Cicotte was second only to Ruth of Ihe Red Sox in effective- Tile following the White Sox year lie pitched lo 28 aiul losing 12," yielding no more than 59 earned vim's In 34(i innings. He led the circuit in strikeouts with 150 and only 70 bases on balk and but one wild pilch were striking evidence of his near perfect control. There wore excuses made foi Buck Weaver, otherwise a classy fellow, iniii many were inclined to lessen Shoeless Joe Jackson's culpability on the grounds that he was'illiterate and easy going The Black reprehensible nal, however, and (hey nre object But the fact remains that as a group baseball has had no brighter stars than those who wrote tile darkest chapter in its. history. Sox' acts were ns they were crimi- Cincinnati To Play Game Before Noon CINCINNATI, April 24. (UP) — The Cincinnati Reds nre soing to make it caticr for "swini; shift' workers to see them play lhi> season. As an experiment, the Reds will pln.v their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 3rd at 11:30 in the morning. And then May 7th contest with the Chicago Cubs will start at a o'clock in Ihe afternoon. Both games arc scheduled for the Reds' home park. Craslcy Field. Butter is made from approximately .to per cent of the total milk production of the United Slates. A minimum of 20,000,000 vehicles must be kept on the road in the interest of the war effort, for Ihe transportation of war workers. Read courier News want ads Ark&oy 29IS Seed Recleaned—In Bulk or 8ack §2.75 Per Bushel, F.OM. Dell, Ark. Sunday & Monday "KJ.OOD and SAND" In Technicolor with Tyrone Tower Cotntdy Universal News Cash for Your Car Ann Make — 'All Models WE NEED 50 USED CARS Sec us al nin-c if you waul lei sell your car I OK CASH. A'o delay—drive in or telephone nnd our rcprcscnt;i(i\ c will c«ll at once. Phillips Motor Co. Tel. .153 5tTi WRESTLING Legion Hid, Monday, April 26, 8:15 p.m. Lowest Admission .of any Wrestling Artno in America, NOTICE! CHANGE IN ADMISSION I-BICE-Adnlls 30c, Ul inc., Reserved seals 15e; Children 15c. K«s«rve Seal Tirhcls on Sale al Sclimuct'i Standard OU Station, Corner Main and Division. " -TAG MATCif ~~ LONG & WELCH CANNY & RODRIQUEZ 2 .'id-miii. 1-fall TlGKtl LONG vs. lill.l. CANNY CAKI.OS HODUIQUKX vs. JOK WKLCH •VV.Ht.VI.VG OtlHKR N THE CHANCERY COi:RT, CIUCKASAWI3A O I S T R I C T MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ARKANSAS, rcdcrick Kloepfer, Plaliitin vs. No. 817S Olga Kloepfer, DcfeiHlanl. The defendant Olga Klocpler is •rcby warned to appear within liirly (lays in tin: court named in he caption hereof and answer Ihe complaint of the plaintiff Frederick Ktocpfcr. Daled this 17 day of April. 10-13. Harvey Morris. Clerk By Doris Mulr, U. C E. B. Cook, Ally, for Pltf. Neill Reed, Ally, ad Litem. UNITED STATUS DEPARTMENT OP THE INTERIOR. GENERAL LAND OPPICP;, WASHINGTON NOTICK OP CLAIM Notice is hereby given thai Drainage District No. 17, of Blythevillc. Arkansas, has filed application 08C45, G. ii. O. series, under section 4 of the act of February '28, 1929 (-15 Slat. I'llO), to purchase the' NE',\ Sec. 24, T. 15 N., R. 9 E., 5lh ' P. M., Arkansas. •; All persons claiming the land ad- j verscly will' be allowed until May I 10. ISM3, to Pile in this Office their objections to the issuance of n patent, under the aforesaid appl.- calion. (Sgd.1 Joel David Wolfsohn A.ssLslant Commissioner. LIVESTOCK AUCTION SALE EVERY TUESDAY FAIRGRGUHSSS, BLYTHEViLLE A (msigiimciit of pure bred Oiirots for April 27- thcse arc the yowl kind. For Light, Fluffy BISCUITS Insist On SHIBLEY'S Best Flour Your Grocer Has It! WAR BONDS & STAMPS Are Your Best Buy! W "IIF'/TIIKK your fur awf is (en yo;irs old, ur Ijniml new, it should ho protected from moths, heiil, (ire and i (licf( in ;i Ijontlcd ctild slonitfc vatill! Our vaull, lo- cnk'd in ottr building, IH yinir .tiiswcr lo these prol)- Icni.s! Call for pick-up. Reasonable Prices FOR BKTTliK LAUNDRY PHONE 418 FOR UKTTBK DRY CLEANING STEAM LAUND/IY

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