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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 9, 1943
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F1G1 EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNK '9, 1943 Collins Third Basing Stylist; Couldn't Hit Ball Past Him; He Welcomed Orioles' Bunts Featherweight King Rallies , ToSubdue Bai'tolo In 15- Round Thiiller BOSTON. 'June 9. (UP)—Wee Willie Pep came through In the closing slnnzas cf a 15-roimd battle last "ighl to decision Sal Bar- tolb and retain Ills' (cnllierwclght crown. • .11, was. a hnrd-fought contest throughout ,aml up until the 12tli round It could have been anyone's fight. In the early lounds, Baitolo turned loose his body allack and barrage Against the head to make it a £ee-EBW battle. Bui after the 12th lie seemed to run out of steam, Pep (lien went to work with his jabbing left and walked oft. with the decision, Willie's decision • over Baiiolo is the second he lins scored over the diminutive Boston Italian, having beaten him previously in a non- title scrap on April 9lh. The triumph also is Willie's filth out of 68 professional tilts. Pep look nine rounds in last night's battle. Five were credited to Bartolo. and one scored as even. ?e|i will receive $30,000 for his victory but the gale was more than disappointing. Primolers John O'Brien and Eddie Mack were n bit slow in announcing the official attendance figures. liul observ- |ers, in a rough guess, estimated it.h'ey might have lost money, on the jfirst twilight match ever staged In boxing history. There were no knockdowns in the battle. Bni-tolo was wrestled to ..the canvas in the 13th after Pep nailed him with a hard right. In!two rounds—the'sixth and llth —Bartolo rocked the champion but failed to floor him. , Pep came out of the ring iiic more badly battered of the two. Barlolo, who took n beating in their last light, was hardly marred —allhough the loser. By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor Joe Dugmi of tiie Yankees was a pippin In Inc. Held, pie Traynor of tlie Pirates was a peach, but when old-timers' are asked to name .an all-time all-star third baseman,- they say Jimmy Collins. Period, Veterans give the call lo quid easy going, dignified James J, Collins on all-around ability. Collins wa-s playing center field for Louisville lii 1895 when Hie Immortal, riallimore Orioles upset Waller Preston, a. bright ' C RAY SON'S SCOREBOARD By HARRV GKAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW .YORK.:.— Word from the bojs Lieut. Stan .Klorcs, forme University baseball coach, is ns signed to destroyer duly, in In Soulh Pacific. The. innings nn long in this ball game," lie writes "and we haven't even started t bat yet" : ' Lt Will . Lewis, .' Norlhwesicn to such nn extent at third base that he made four errors. When John McOloskcy called in Collins, Huglile Jennings palled him on Hie back, told him llic Orioles weren't going to bunt any more. "That's all right," replied Coins. "Bunt thc ball lo me. I'll now you somclhng." Me did precisely Hint I" r 16 cars, played 18 In nil, 14 in Uic lajors, WING RECOGNIZED ABILITY. No one 1ms come In on Ihe grass i field bunts with the meal bund idle like Collins. He had lo lie ood, for he faced such expert lap- Mrs us Wee Willie Kcclcr, Jesse Burkclt, John McOrnw, Jennings, nek Doyle mid Billy Hamilton. It was nlmosl lm|x>sslblc lo hit be ball past him. Collins wns on Ihc slocky side, lood no more lhan five feel sev- n and n half, weighed only 1GO omuls. Soclcn, Conanl and Billings took i Jollns from Buffalo of llic Eastern League lo the'Boston Nationals in 895. Loaned to Louisville on May 7, Jimmy lacked' 13 points-on n 205 baiting average to finish with 278. Buck Ewlng, the Cincinnati nauagcr, offered the Colonels a "ouple of players for Jlnuny, but ic wns Boston properly. Returning lo Ihc Bcaiicalcrs, 3olliii-s damaged National League pitching for nn even .309. He bat- .ed .346 in '07, .337 in '98, .left'llfc- tiinc big league mark of ,29U. He manufactured 431 doubles [luring his big league career and bis 15 home runs topped the league In '98. He had .more thnh 300 assists Tor n half dozen campaigns with 370 thc maximum in '99. ' .' • ; • Collins Joined' the new,' American League in '01 us "manager .of Red Sox. , E' Ruth The Fan Jimmy Collins . . . iiicoiiii>;irablc at Ihird base. The Red Sox finished second and third, then ran away lo prevail wilh 103 points to spare. They Defunct Million Dollar Racing Plant In Florida To, Be Reo|>ened Nil AMI, June 0 (UP)—They plan to brusliout the cobwebs and pul hay and horses In the barns at Florida's Oulfstream Park next Wlnlcr. ' In case you've forgotten or Just recently joined the legion of turf fans, Gulfslretnn Park Is Ihc fa- Inilous million dollar plain lliat opened In 1939—and wont bankrupt ttie same year. As far as location goes, Ihe park Is a natural. It's right on the Florida coast, over looking thc Atlantic. And, when in alteration, It's grounds were the delight of llioso who fancy their nature on the ornate side. Eighteen lliousand fans crowded llic park for Us opening program. But after lhat Ihc track jusl curled up and died. The Florida Legislature's rcccnt- ly-cnacled measure to extend the Winter race season 20 days gives Gulistioam its second chance. And an official of the plant says sonic moneyed Floridiuns arc ready to back thc track when Ihc new season starts. The only thing needed is the signature of Florida's governor to put Gulfslrcam on an et|ual footing with Hialeah and Tropical Ihc firsl World Series, five .; game lo three, nfter the Pittsburgh Pirates lind captured three out of four. Collins hit three triples In Ihe fall show, batted .250. HELVED ATHLETICS IN 1UIJ7 The nod Sox came down in front again In '04 .when Jnck Cbcsbro of tlie Highlanders let his celebrated wild pitch on final day of the season, but there was lio World Scries that fall. Collins wns relieved of the management In 'Oli, returned in '07 as an enlisted man, was traded to Athletics, flushed up managing Minneapolis and Providence. The Athletics were fourth when Jimmy joined them, June H, and moved up until they had n chance for the flag until Sept. HO, when, Instead of playing two games with Detroit, they got In only Ihc famous n-liinlng tic. Jimmy Collins was a splendid all-nround bull plnycr'and n highly .successful manager, but he went down in history as thc man who set the style for third basemen. They're laying odds that he will, ir he does he in- ter{lsUnl , nu( , s ii 0 ,, ns i 0 whether or loL , ^ Oq lr ckl' c\n survive" Mn ™ t , ™* e ™™' under wartime wartime During the past couple of seasons, vacationers have been crowded out by servicemen. Instead of [lie big bankroll boys it's now the men In khaki with their $2 bets. Then, loo, there is the problem of assigning racing (laics for each track. That will be done when the Florida Racing Commisson meets in July. All three 'tracks would like to have llic mid-season dales which in Ihe past have gone to Hialcaii. lint, If Gulfstrciim opens, the dates probably will be assigned on a ye'ar- to-ycnr rotating basis. an's I must be more lhan 40," explains Chalky, "but I fought them wlicn I' was 17. ' ... "I was a freshnian at San Bernardino, Calif., [High; when Ernip Pinckcrt wns a' senior. "(PinckerL Southern' California's all-Amcriqrt footballer and pole .valider of 1931, back of '30 stood out'.as-nprofcs- Is in the jungles of India with a storm)). George Caster,, nay, pitching, for Ihe Browns,', was ahead'of hospital detachment.'''It's surprising r vhat one can do with bamboo besides vault,"', he - commenls. "My present abode, walls, roof, floor and bed, is all made of bamboo." Following 16 months in Ihc South Pacific, Lieut. Alex Lustij, Wildcat outfielder of '40, speaks •»ilh considerable authority. "The onlysarong I have seen," he tes- tifieSj "was worn by Dorothy La- inour, but' rfri.stilKlooklng. <Eastcnvoutlook: Since the found- Ing of the National Collegiate track meet in 1921 no eastern college has .'won it, but that does not make modest Violets of the New York University squad whicli bagged the I.C.4-A indoor and outdoor. NYU will shoot for it all, at Dyche Stadium, Evanston, June Ilia, with seven men, Ed Conwcll, :097 springer; Frank Cotter and Charley. Orohsberger, quarler-mil- ers; Ray Zoellner, mile and 880; Leonard Bates, discus; Bcrnie Mayer, shot, and Warren Halliburton low hurdler. • Not even the loss of George Dixon, 4:10 rriiler, and Klntisch, 50- lool shot putter, fazes the Violets. They s'-ijl form the slrongesi group than' an pastern school has nominated for the National Colle glate in more than a decade. Tlie old master: Chalky Wrigh says Eddie Walker started the talk of his being an old man, and lha he simply went along with his manager. The book shows the Mcx lean-born Negro featherweight t be 31. "I fought so many who arc n Swede's Visit Recalls Race Staged In 1908 rne .in .the same school.' ,' Good luck charm: Senor Verripn omez may no longer be able to :t the other side out, but it might ay Clark Griffith to carry him for ciieral results obtained. Lefty Gomez certainly brought is Yankees n full share of good irtune, and then some, . although icre were years when he didn't ave to depend upon a talisman. While he did not throw a single ill for Ihcm, Ihc Braves were well p as long as Ihc Gay Caballcro as there to exchange quips in the ugout, and now look at the Sen- tors. ; lii lly United- 1'ress arrival of .Gundar ••Hag's— Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE , W. L. Pet,, xNaslwllle 30 1C .652 Little Rock 25 18 .581 xChaltanooga': 23 17 A75 xBirmlngham 27 20 .674 xAtlanta 21 22 .481 Knoxville ..'. 19 26 .422 xNew Orleans 20 28 .417 Memphis • 12 30 xNighl game. :; NATIONAL LEAGUE W. Ji. Pcf Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Nashville, night. Little Rock at Knoxvillc. . New Orleans at Chattanooga. Birmingham at Atlanta. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Brooklyn. Philadelphia at New York. Pittsburgh nt St. Louis. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at Detroit. St. Louis at Cleveland: Washington at Boston. Only games scheduled. For longer life, a flnshlighl carried in nn auto's glove compart- Sweden's running slur—brings to nind a long list of other foreign I'nnnncipnia rackstcrs who came lo the Unit- New Yovk • -d Stales lo compete. Chicago There were Pnnvo NurmI, Jack Lovelock and Willie Rl tola—to mine just a few. But probably thc nost colorful of them all was n nan now nlmosl forgotten—thc Itnlinn • marathon star, Durando j'atri. Durando came to this country way back in 1903 with the avowed lurpose of straightening out a little sportsman's grudge. II seems Hint he had run an Olympic race Ihe Summer before n which Johnny Hayes, llic American champion, won. Durando nc- lually crossed the line first. But he had collapsed before reaching the finish and was hurried across by overly-enthusiastic and partisan officials, lie was lalcr disqualified and the victory given to Hayes. As a result, thc two were rc- innlched on Thanksgiving eve of Ihe same ycnr In Hie old Madison Smmrc Gnrdcn, and Ihe rncc divided New York squarely into two opposing groups. Today there might have been thc political ists and isms involved in (lie side-taking. But then it St. Louis 26 14 Brooklyn 26 17 Pittsburgh '. 22 19 Cincinnati '21 19 Boston .:...;...;..•.;.'-'. U7i9 Philadelphia 18 22 16 27 15 27 .65C .63 .53. .52 .47 .451 .35' .3? AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pel New York ' 23 15 Washington 24 18 D: troll 20 ID Philadelphia 22 21 Chicago 17 18 Cleveland 20 22 Boston 20 23 SI, Louts ; 13 23 With rousing cheer from crowd, Babe Ruth, the fan, doffs coat ind gets ready to enjoy double- leader iit Yankee Stadium home run king "hulll." Chicago White Sox win opener In 10th, 10-5. New York club captures night. cap, 10-4. IIUI LEADS tEKKIflitHS Now With Phillies, He's Hitting '367; Cardinal Stars Near Th e Top By United Press There was a time when Babe Dahlgren would have played on most anyone's ball club. And he probably would have except that no club seemed to want him. But now Babe—who was' kicked around so long he became'known as Ihc unofficial football of baseball—has settled down. He's . on the roster of another erstwhile orphan—the Philadelphia .PlilHlc- —and doing nicely, thank, you. The Babe goes up to the plate I these days with a .307 average/arid ' that's good enough to put him at the top 'of the National :LeaRue batting heap. : " . • ; Below Dahlgrcn,•' In the second and third place slots, are two St. Louis Cardinal players—Stan- Mu-' sial and Harry Walker. Billy Herman of' the Brooklyn Dodgers is fourth and Frank McCormlck of the Cincinnati Reds Is-fifth. I Vern Stephens of the St. Louis prawns leads the American circuit. •lie is followed in order by Orls Hochett of the Cleveland Indians. Johnny Lindell of the New York Yankees, Dick Wakefield of the Detroit Tigers, and Roy Cullenbine, another Indian. > ' Charlie Keller of the New York Yankees heads, tlie major league home-run department with eight for Ihe season. Vlnce Di 'Maggio cf Pittsburgh is second with seven. Herman of' the' Dodgers heads the all-important runs-batted-in division with a total of 36. .DiMaggio is second with' 35. And Bob, Elliott, also of the Pirates, is third. Muslal has collected the greatest number of hits—57. Wakefield is second with 55; ; ; Junior Meal Ticket Puts Barons . : -In Fourth Place Ex-Indiana Star Transferred Carl Owen Hubbell, New York Giants' O!d 'Meal Ticket, shows seven-year-old Carl Owen Jr., how to throw his famous screwball. Youngster is left-handed, of course. Bivins Knocks Out Marshall In 13th CLEVELAND, June 9 (UP) — Champion Jimmy Bivins knockee but Lloyd 'Marshall in the 13th round of tlieir IS-roimd battle to rclain his duraton lightweight AMES, la. <U.P.)-Chief specialist crown Joseph J Tofil physical instructor! rt was Blvlns - (irsl tlclcnsc of thc at the Iowa Sate College f Naval lntcrlm utle that he wml m im Draining Schools and -a , former elimination contest, last winlcr. Ey United Tress The hapless Birmingham Barons -through, no; fault of their own— ! diana, has been transferred, 't> football mid basketball star at -In- The titleholder heiu n slight edge on-points,'going into tlie 13th. He Vaughan, Brooklyn shortstop, was a Southern California scholastic sprint champion in his school days. ec'ond straight tie with .'heir game was lied up at 2 to —and the Barons had twp more uns in the sixth inning when veathcr forced a hall. Little Rock moved into third po- ition by trimming Knoxville 5 '. to: :, and Chattanooga remained in ccond place by an easy 10 to 5 vin over • New Orleans. The Lookouts tallied five runs In thc opcn- ng inning, and from then on it was easy: '. •'• > • '• •• Nashville stretclicd Ihc leading! phis and Nashville arid' New Or- nurgln lo four full games with a I leans and Chattanooga. '' . V-"'-' 7 ir. 3 victory over Memphis — and there's less than a month, {o play before the first-hall pennant is awarded. '^;., ( ' ' Today's schedule calls for'ja^ Birmingham-Atlanta doubtchea'deTf^n Atlanta, nn afternoon game" bc- , twecn Little Rock' and Knoxville, l and night coritesls between Mem- minutes and 42 seconds of the 13th. Except for these brief flurries, the bout didn't live up to cxpccla- tlons. Marshall was tiring in the latter rounds! and Bivins held back content to fight only as hard as nfifCFsary. . ; -'• .Matchmaker Larry'Atkins announced .after the bout thai Bivins' next opponent would be either'. Melio Bettina or Lou Read Courier News want ads. Wasting Pitches Is Bunk — Rommel WASTING PITCHES—14 IT By NBA Service NEW YORK.—Umpire Edd Homincl shares with George Uhlc Ihe honor of having pitched thu shortest came in American League history. Rommel and the Philadelphia Athletics required no more than 5B minutes to shut out Uhle and the Cleveland Indians, 2-0, in 192C. "Wasting pitches is the bunk," says Rommel. "Whenever I had' a batter two strikes and no balls, 1 always got a piece of Ihe plate with the next pitch." FCRT WORTH, Tex. (U.P.i-jDc-, spit3 the uncertainly of thc foot-' ball future, Texas Christian University is. planning on fielding a learn next fall composed, in the] nucleus,/of 22 boys who have en-; listed in the Navy or (Marine Reserves, 'plus Capt. Clyde 'Glowers,, classified 4-P in the draft. ; "•Things" are uncertain now," coach Dutch Meyer said, "but if football is played next fall, we'll doi our best to put some sort of a team on the f iel<l to represent. T. C. U."_ ~ 0 ... _, „..„ ..„ meiit .should be wrapped in tx clolh longer around lliat everybody reck- 'to cushion shock. Double Squeeze Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Little Rock 5, Knoxville 3 (10 innings). Night panics: Birmingham at Atlanla. Memphis nl Nashville. - ; New Orleans at Chattanooga. NATIONAL LEAGUE No games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled. was simply anil plainly the Irish and thc Italians. Pre-race excilc- inent was so great that Irving Berlin even wrote a song about Uu- ramb. Well, lo toy thai on Ihe night of Ihe race the crowd raised Ihc roof, would be putting it mildly. There was also plenty of lime and chance lo do It. For in the old Garden (here were 10 laps lo the mile and Hayes anil Durando battled (or 2G miles. It was a close race from Ihc gun to llic finish but Durando put on Approximately 40 per cent of all big game hunters who went into thc mountain country in New Mexico during thc last big game season killed a deer. lo by a spurt near thc end 30 yards. After thc race. Durando stayed in the country for a couple of years and then returned to Italy. And Hayes now operates an export business in New York. StJoseph ASPIRIN -WOR1DS URGES! SilliR W Iff •I I Help Wanted With,bases loaded iri. 10th, everybody runs before Orval Grbve lays soil squeeze bunl to box. Bill Dickey stumbles iver Wally : who : has home .stolen In cloud 6f dust. Luke Appling also > tiorcs"as Pitcher Marlus. Rus;o, with no play at plate, totses out Wither Otove. Chicago ^Vhite S6x score five runs in frame to win \ "Y.fljU <WW of double-header at Yankee Stadium, 10-S. : V9 I MAN PREFERRED BUT WILL CONSIDER WOMAN This is pleasant work and not n duration job. II is permanent, fair starting salary with definite advance as you Irarn your work. Write in full detail. All replies held strictly confidential. • Address S.N.K. c/o Courier News. FATHER'S DAY Sunday-June, 20th Hail the unsung hero ... that portly, who's giving to Red Cross, U. S. 0. and Blood Bank, buying 'War Bonds ... meanwhile struggling,to carry on his business, pay taxes. No snap is his. No glory, either . . . but he'll glory in voiir remembering him Father's Day. tm I KOOLRAY KLOTH Dad will feel "like a million" in this natural-colored Koolray Kloth robe. Light In weight . . . styled with self-bell. $6,95 33,000,COO FATHEKS! BUV A BILLION IN BONDS DURING FATHERS' B1L- MON DOLLAR BOND MONTH * MAY 20 • JUNE 20 • LOAFER TRUNKS Here's a smart, yet not ex-, pensive pair of trunks to swim or relax in. Dad will be delighted lo get this gift. $2.50 SHEERWEIGHT These arc the days when Dad will' "dive" into shccrwciglit pajamas for cool comfort. Notice the smart masculine sly!cd collar. $2.95 MEAD'S 311

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