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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 12, 1943
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BLYTHEVILLE '{JOOLl COUBBft NEWS DOUBLE mm EE-yah! Colorful Jennings Grabbed Opportunity On The First Bounce iLawson.To Engage Castle ij and Joe Welch Will Meet . .Robeits J Wrestling frtns never sccrii.'io l)c- ,coine wrary of tag matches, but If i*ny in this locality sliould a&, Pro- imotcr Mite Mcroney offers .1 change 'in program Monday night at the tAmeilcan Legion '<arri)'a when he i^lll present some o(;i his choice 'talent in a double feature, two 90- Jnnnule time limit matches, i If, Buck Larson has been build- ting 'castles in the nir, he can slop [and starl lijlng lo tear one down ,Mondas night, because he has been 'nominated for the opponent of |none v otlier than Bob Castle in one ; of,the matches. - ' I In : the other scrap Joe Welch 'will cross-the river to lake on "Mr Rough", sometimes known ns ,nc<! Robeils. ! From all indications, tlie.I.nwson- Castle struggle will lie one for the tbook Lawson Is wet! known in locnl tfandom for his courage, strength 'arid speed ,anri If memory serves [right, Mr. Castle has given ninple .demonsi ration here in Ihc'past ol 'his-capabilities. When offered Die • nialch, • Lawson lold Mcroney he was confident he could lake Ihe measure of Bob, but Ihe Inllcr may have something lo say Monday night •••-... A large share of the interest porbably uill center on Ihc baltlc 'between Welch and Roberts. Both ^men can dish It'out as well us absorb (he punishment, and this match certainly should climax a • hectic cicnlng If both granplers are iup to their usual form. ' Welch, till and rangy, IMS learned many'of the .tricks 'that, made jbrother Ro> one of Ihe inost Jenr- ed man on the circuit and he has ,the advantage of height nnd .strength, " ' " . ' • On the other hand. Red Roberts is a rugged individualist who doesn't care whether he uses a hiun- mcrlccfc or a kick In the pants as ;long as he-gets his victim down and out, which he'often does. Joe iwill^ieed all'of his! mat craft to 'trim the befreckled Roberts. | One liundied and sixty Islands lie jwithin the,harbor of Rio dc Jin- it'iro, Bia?il -. Baby in Bonnet* KV HARRV GRAVSON KKA Sports Editor As in llie case of Miller Hugelns, Uighey Ambrose Jennings' brillancc s a manager ovcr-sliariows his iChicvcmcnts as a . player.. Hiighic Jennings started as a 00- jound catclier, developed Into j>hc- icmciial shortstop with (he im- norlal Orioles, am!, when his arm vwil bad, he became n first base- nan on the pennant-winning Brooklyn clubs of 1899 and 1900. While his ability as a ball player ;ol him out of. the ••Pennsylvania :oal pits, Jennings played while icallng tuberculosis In his earlier lays. As Hugh Fullerlon once pointed tit, he could not hit yet he became he most rcs|»cted clutch hitter on ~amous clubs, batted .300 or bclv or six years In succession. He wasn't .fast, yet became one of the moro accomplished base- iinncis—stole 60 for the Orioles In 95, 1'i in '9€, 60 again In '97. He lind no early' schooling, yet iccaine a college graduate and a nwyer. He'., was crowding 3p when ic took up,the study of law while coaching Cornell, He was scoffed at ns a manage* They .said he was too Impulsive and good n fellow,-but he handled such as Ty, C6bl> and Charley Schmidc, led Detroit lo three straight pennants nnd later helped John McGrnw and the Giants lo 'our In a row, Till; GlilN THAT Jennings' 'was' n" baseball Inslltu- :Ion -for 35 years. An even-tempered Scotch-Irish- 1 naii, Hiighey, as he Iwns christened, was iis ready lo shake hands as he. mis lo fight., He had a cheerful disposition and never lost n boyish spontaneous grin. Umpire Tim Hurst called It the- grin llml cchocd'^-back from' the stands. ••..'•• Jennings' shrill utterance "EE-; ynh!" and "At-a-boyl" became slang of the world. . ' • • As a player Jennings wiis one of the original holler guys. You always knew when he was In the ball park. lie could be heard. He was the jjcrsonlflcntion of pep. Jennings was 'perhaps Ihe most colorful mahngfr m baseball history. With Hughle whistling and EE- yahlng! In the third b<ise con'cli's box—arms spread, right leg hoisted lilgh—and Cobb pji Ihc bases driving tlie opposition daffy, nil was confusion, as (he cub rcpbrl'cr reported. There wasn't much grass • left nround Ihe coaching boxcV when Jennings- had made Ihe rounds.' He pretty well plucked. ': Hughle stood, fife feet eight, weighed no more than 160 pounds' He.was wiry, tough, agile amrcniick,' 1 but not strong. . •: ' .-.A KIGHT-IIAN'D KEEI.ER ' '.' '. ^Jennings ..was In the; nature -of » rlRht-hRntl - Kceler, wllli whom he wrote glorious chapters In Baltimore and Brooklj'ii tinder the'man wlio further revolutionized the game,- Ned Hanlon, Jennings and Kceler were line hitlers. Jennings could swat the ball n little further than Kceler; but was In no sense a power hitter. At bat Jcjinings !IH{| one foot In the bucket while wllh Louisville in '01 and '92, but corrected the fault In 'Baltimore. He wasn't, afraid of a fast ball or the devil: In '94 he set a.'recbrd for being hit by pitched, balls, gelling on 40 limes tlmt In on^ 'game, when the lim- Willie ptre ruled he' was being hit pur- ••'"•' pasely, he was struck out three Limes In a row. Hughle lost no lime In gelling his baiting average right up amoni tlic elite. He balled .3811 for tin Orioles In '05, finished Ihe follow Ing campaign with .397, second on); to Jesse Burketl, the' crab. ' Jennings was nearly killed in the early portion of his career tha hurt Jiira managing the Tigers. H coached Cornell during the off season, and (lived into n darkcne and empty swimming pool. That was one of the few mistake made by Hughlc Jennings. ,.-. - BV HARRY GRAVSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK.-Fred .Walker r- ,w>r, s ,u. i-jjj, iioy rinncyl , . Peeking put from behind her sort,?; % t auctioned off for $11,500,000 -at the New York baseball writers' SI23 1 850,000 War Bond sale. ' I Because be went on the' block In the same group with Dixie Walker, Arky Vauglian brought $11 000,000 as a second choice. It wasn't only because It was largely a Brooklyn-promoted luncli- |l::on Ihat 13 Dodgers sold for ?5S- - '500,000 as agalhs 411,300,000 for a dozen Yankees and $15,000,000 for as many Giants. ' -."••' Pat Freddie FH7,5tmmon5'.\»»s the )3th Dodger. He went for ; $3,000,- i.00, and he hadn't even been put Jn Ihe block. ..-.'. The sale reflects Ihe popularity "! , splr . il behlntl tnc metropolitan y The sale once more elcmonstratcd ' •ectorj^Club; that Dixie Walker is Ihc p'ee-pul's ;.' ":— ' cherce. '. . American Girls' Softball League. Walker is perhaps the most pop- alar ball player In Brooklyn hls- ory, and Ihe Superbas have had n. •oiigjliho ol them down through :hc years—from Wee Willie Kuclcr to Dazzy Vance. When Larry MacPhall and Leo Duroeh'cr failed to starl him or benched him in what they considered the Interests of sound baseball, they were showered with messages by members of the Walker Marching and chowder Club. Tlic gang wanted Dixie In rlghl field. It's dilflclllt to put your lingcr on, the answer. Walker was a no- ncntjly In the Aineiican League fnr. six years — with the Yankees, White Sox and Tigers. Dixie Is a half-way lazy player who does nol go out of his way to cultivate his popularlly. Wnlker camo. to Ebbels Field from Detroit in mld-sciison of 1930 held together by tape, lie hit well against the despised Giants, which Is the mosl tangible reason for his popularity. • Bui llie Incredible Brooklyn fans prefer to die with their ball players. Walker stuck out in department, so was adopted immediately. The underdog milking good is an even bcllcr slovy in Flntbush than elsewhere. Johnny Cooney was well liked In Brooklyn. He wns n remarkable oulficlder who didn't hll too much, and the mob felt sorry about it. Babe Herman hit like blazes in streaks, but required a helmet in the outfield. He belonged. The mob sympathized with him. Glenn Wright, the old shortstop, was one of Ihe finest players who ever trotted out on Ihc Hbbcl.s Field damoiid, but he was too good, made things look (oo easy. They booi'd him out of (own. Brooklyn Is n big slum toivn where practically everybody nns lo struggle. The Flntbush filbert nanls ils ball player to struggle, too. Perhaps a psychologist could give •on a clearer explanation, but thai s what tl adds up to. Comeback Trail Nears Brilliant Climax For Los An- Getcs Negro NEW YORK, June 12 (U.P.)— SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 19-13 Hagg Wouldn't Be Here If Past Peak, Rice Says By HAKRV GKAVKON NKA Sports Editor NEW VOKK, June 12.-Asked about the four-minute mile, Guilder HdBg replied (hat it was not Impossible, but that he was tco oW at 24. Guilder the Wondci hinted that he was past his peak after breaking seven world records, four of them iwlce, only lasl t.ummer, Bui Hagg, Ihe Swedish sprlnlei who can |>o n route, isn't fooling Chief Specialist J. Gregory Rice the greatest distance runner ever K Illcnnery" Armstrong produced in this country, cored one of the greatest victories ] "If Hagg were nast his peak" I his boxing career last night when jfays Chief Specialist Ores Rlc'c ic pounded out a 10-round upset!of the U. s. Maritime Ecrviee, ")IL .vcr Sammy Angotl In Madison would not he .here." ;<iuarc Garden. ] jjn«g makes his American bo» Armstrong's triumph puts him by tackling Rice In the Race of jack In the center of the light- the Century—tlic 5',00 -jncleis of -OK definitely superior to-Aneoit. i .... „, Aiigoll had gone' Into llie ring ;,?,„'",„,' Vi wcre tlis " t 8 lo'S favorite. But his unusual ll " CMC "' " c wo "J (l »° L he here lamina'was tlie only Ihing that' , ' tL " K - ;cpl him from being knocked out,' "John Nicholson, who coached is Armstrong persued him' through hie at Noire Dame, (old me a he entire bout. Tlic decision was.'nMdle dislaneo niimer Is al his manimous. |hest at 24 aild 26, which is Ihe Thirteen 'thousand fans saw J' ri "«h)al reason I kept B oln 3 fol- imslroiig slow up his opponent lowing graduation.--I'm tlill going vitli smashing hooks lo tlie head '""''V strong al 28. I made my ud body..At limes It looked like ! )est f" 1 ^ 'wo years ago, cqiiiillcd ic'd score a knockout. But only' 11 llm year." nice—In [he ninth'round—was he ible lo drop Angott to Ihe canvas. I left jab 1 to 'the face ' sent Ihe 'emisylvania leather-pusher down in one knee. But Angott was up \l the count' of one. Despite the punishment Angott ibsorbcd, he came back in tlic Oth round that that traded Henry much for punch, winning the •oiincl by a good margin. Angott ilso won the Ihlrd ,&ni\ seventh' round on ' the United Press score 'sheet.' Armstrong look five rounds, and two were even. "Little- Perpetual Motion" — as Armstrong -Is known—really lived ip lo his" name last night. He. wasn't as fast as he was In- his icy-day a few years ago, but he wckcd moro dynamite In his mtiches. Amjott seemed to sloV up in the fifth round, after Armstrong had [K'eu him . a terrific battering to the hcnri and body. Tlie crowd was surprised, because in his only comeback bout, lust March, he'd tagged featherweight champ Willie Pep with his only, defeat. As for''Armstrong, this was the 20lti victory in 23 starts in his year-long comeback. IMtitt'K TIMK MUCH .FASTI-MI Barrel-chested, fivc-foot-four- nml-n-li:iir Clrcit Rice .stresses the ' have to step Hagg to win. point tliiil he will much livelier tlinn He points lo Ihc six-foot .-..„., longer legs and stride. Hagg's time for each event is much faster than that of nice. Off •heir records, Hagg would beat Ucc 20 yards nt two miles, 40 nt Yesterday's Results 'SOUTHERN LEAGUE little' Rock at K'noxvlllc, post- lioncd, Birmingham 6, Atlanta 2. '', NIQHi; GAMES Memphis .'at Nashville. New Orleans at Clialtanooga. NYU BASEBALL—14 NEW YORK (U.P.)—Sam A, Mclc, New York University's liard- hlting second baseman, has been named captain ol Ihe Violets' 1 varsity, but It is doubtful that he will he able to serve. Mele, leading NYU lilttcr during the 1C42 season with an average ol .392 that ranked him third In the Metropolitan Collegiate Baseball Conference, Is a member of the United Slates Marine Cor|« re- Browns' Shortstop Main lains Average of .371 Best In Both Loops By United Frcs.1 The (op bjitler in the majo league still is Vern Stephens, th rciiuii-kiiutc young shortstop of th St. Louis Browns. Stephens continued lo malniaii his pace during the past week, am his nvcrngc of .371 is the best Ii the leagues. Top man in the Nn tioiial Lcngue—nnd second only t American Leaguer Stephens- Babe Dahlsrcn, first baseman c Ihc Philadelphia Phillies. Charley Kcllcy of the'New Yor Yankees—who's way down in th balling column—is lop man in th matter of home runs, with eight Stephens is awaiting a call froi his draft board to report for ii. ductlon. But In the meantime, he making the most of his borrowed time. Second place among American League bailers belongs lo Bill Dickey, the Yankee catcher, who boasts an average of .361. Oris Hocketl of Ihe Cleveland Indians is third with .333. and Dick Wake- fieki of the Detroit Tigers Is fourth witli .330, Fifth spot belongs jointly to Kay Pai (co of the Boston Red Sox and illal Wagner of the Phila- elphia Athletics. Uolh are htt- \n» ,321. Behind Dahl^ren In (he senior ircuit comes Sinn Musial of the -orld champion St. I/nils Cardinals, vilh a mark of .349. Four points n back of Musial is Harry Walker, ilso of tlic Cards. Billy Herman < Ihe Brooklyn Dodgers and Vliil-y Kurowskl of Ihc Cards arc led for fouiih with .333. Herman and Dom DIMagglo of he Pittsburgh t'iratcs share major caguc.leadership In the imrim-tanl tintler of runs batted In. Each has clouted 3G rmmm across the plate. ' Current leader in number of lilts is Wakefield. \viih CO. Outfielder Jim Russell of the pirates Is top man n triples, with seven. And Herman' —In addition lo heading the runs : batted In department-has the' mosl doubles in the majors, 11 His leammate—Dolpl, Camllli _ holds' first spot in runs scored with 35 We might give you three guesses' as lo who Ihc leader Is in stolen bases. But you'd probably need only one—because Us George Washington Cnse of the Senators, as usual Case Ins pilfered 11 sacks to date ; NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 1, Chicago 4. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE NIGHT GAME New York nt Philadelphia. Only games scheduled. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Litlle Rock at Knoxville. • New Orleans at Atlanta. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Brooklyn. Philadelphia nt New York. Pittsburgh at 61. Louis. Cincinnati at Chicago. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago al Detroit. St. Louis at Cleveland. Washington at Fioslon. New York al Philadelphia. Fhlls Saw-4th In PHILADELPHIA (U.P.)-Thc last time tlie Philadelphia Phillies were «s high as fourth place In the National League as late In the season as May 30 was 1S32. In the last 10 years, the Phillies have finished last six times and next to last four times, , Fewer People—More Bets By NBA Service NEW YORK.—A .total of 383,064 attended the 24-dav meeting at Bclmpnt Park, an average of 15.121 a day. That is 77.152 fewer than attended the 1942 spring meeting, but the 1043 crowds lopped last year's in betting with $2D,- 078,628. Al lotal of SS7.734.205 was wagered last year, a difference of $1,344,333. The all-time betting record was set May 31. The meeting had three $2.000,000 days, against only one last year. iircc miles and stimethiiv like :30 at 5000 meters. Guilder Hagg's seven world ecords arc compared with best marks of predecessors: Ihe Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pel xNashvillc 32 17 .053 Birmingham • .. 2922 .569 'Hllc Rock 25 I!) - ,.s xChnttanoogii ; ... 24 19" .55(1 A 'tonla 23 24 .489 Knoxville xNew Orleans .... xMcmphis x—Night game. .. 20 26 -.435 .. 22 29 .431 ..13 32 .28D NATIONAL LEAGUE W. I,. Pel, St. Louis 28 H Brooklyn .'/.' 30 j 7 Cincinnati 22 19 Pittsburgh " 22 21 iioston n 20 Philartclphlu . ......... lai 22 New York .......'.;.'.'.' i(j 27 '". '15 28 AMERICAN LEAGUE .067 .(MR .537 .512 .453 .450 .372 .349 Ounder Hage and Chief Sji-cnlist Gregor) Rice will meet in shorts in National A. A. U. 5000 meters, June 20 nislaucc 1500 Meters .. Oil! 3:47.8 3145.8. Mile 4:010.. -kOfM 2000 Meters 5:11.8 5-10(1 3000 Meters a:OlV.! U'Oao 1'wo Miles 8:47.4.. 8:53.2 Three Miles 1:1:32.4.. 13:42.4 5000 Meters ...... 13:53.2.. M:08.8 The catch is, however, Ihal liicc has rarely run—say Ihc 5000 me- Icis—outdoors, save in Ihc Kalian- ... „... al Cham])ionshi|K, and then usu- n:andci- ally en a hot day, on which lie Forces W.'ttiutal -A. A. u. Championships. . June 19-20, and tlie other meets going lo (lie Army Air Forces Aid Society, n permanent organization to provide aid to 'flyers and their dependents following I lie war. - ran just fast enough to prevail. Can Hagg riin up to his fancy figures? Pressed, how much faster caii Rice ramble? Hags established his marks lasl year. His finest mark is 3:45.8 for 1500 meters. Maintaining that pace, lie would negotiate the mile In 4:03.7. nice hnsn't run the mile since he did 4:1-1 in college. Litlle Steam Engine hns come a long way since ho ditl 3000 meters in 8:18,9 and 5MO meters' in H:33.-l outdoors in 1910. He established the Ihree-miie American outdoor record at 11 flat nt Tiav- ers Island a year ago, turned the same trick indoors in 13-457 AIU FOKCKS AID f AESiklanl Secretary of War foi- Air Robert A. Lovetl is president of the society. Mrs. Arnold, wife (.f Gen. Henry H. Arnold, com- of Uic American Air vice president. Guilder nagg, Ciieg-Hicc; and the others sue running for u iniyhty. good cause'. : - - W. L. Pol, xNew York 24 15 Washington ...." £4 20 ihicaso :'.'.'.'.'. 19 IK "Philadelphia' 22 22 Ooston ' y<> 01 Detroit . '.."•;";;;;;;' inu Cleveland ...._' 20 24 St. Louis ...- ;'.'... 152; .615 ,545 .SI4 .500 .489 .488 .455 .395 Morcom Considers Broad Jumping An Exluuislivc Event DURHAM, N. H. - Klclimoiid U3oo) Worcom, winner of the L C. 4-A broad jump and high jump and pole vault, says brosft jumping is tlic inost exhausting of Ihe three.. ' • ; . "Broad jumping calls for a real speed burst and an explosive effort at the take-off," stresses Uic _.. _ New Hampshire R. O. T. C. student: - I would like lo set right-' those " T lccl li[ «l alter a 23-foot jump, who may suspect that Ilaiig's 10 1)ut c011 ' 11 I 10 ' 0 vault all day. That's appearances is a professional promolion or -.111 A. A. u affair surrounded by fancy expense .accounts. Hagg is lo run under the strict supervision of Dan Ferris, sccrc- Inry-trcnsiirei- of the with Ihe entire A. A. CHICKASAW West Main Near 2(sl St. K«t. starts 12:l.">; Sun. starts 1:45 Mflit shows 5:-IS .i K*rfpt Monday, opens 6:45 Ccfftinnotis show; Sat. and Snn. U.. tlie WRESTLING Let/ion Hut, Monday, June 11,8:30 /;. in. I.owfil AamfsslOD of *nj Wresllmf Arena In Amer(c» J*OTICB| CHANGE IN ADMISSION PBICE-AdolU 30c,' t., Inc.; Beserved Mat, J5c; Children ISc. ^ Rtsfrve S«t Ticket, on Sal* at Schmnck'« Slandard Oil St»«ion Corner Main and Division. DOUBLE FEATURE 2 90-nlin., 2 out of 3 Kail i\l;tlclits BUCK LAWSON vs. BOB CASTLE JOE WELc vs. RED ROBERTS Open 7:15 Show Starts 7:15 Ailm. Al\va>-^ lie and 25c Friday & Saturday 'fiauchos of El And he'll probably K0 on leading that division for the rest of the season. , The pitching averages show that Milo cnndinl of Ihc Senators 14 first with four victories and no defeats. Three National Lcacnc nicnnrismen-Wurry ntckson and Howie Krlst of the Cardinals and Johnny Al.'tn of the Dodgers—have won three Mrt lost none. Couner WRnt Friday Hnrl Saturday Double Feature "MBDICO 01' I'AINTKI) SPRINGS" wilh Chartfs Sturrclt "TUG15OAT ANNIE SAILS AGAIN" with Marjorlc A- Alan Hale SERIAL: "Dick Tracy vs. Crime" Comedy Sunday and Monday Tuesday (No Buddy Nile Tuesday) "HITLER'S CHIl.DRKN" with Tim Holt & Bonlla Gramlltc ' , - (Comedy News City Ordinance No. 451 Requiring :tll owners, leasers, renters lo keep Cil.v properly clean of weeds, grass or noxious grow Hi, htul to keep nil from (lie slrccl, side ivalli ,-iml alley immediately adjoining such premises al) weeds, Krnss and other noxious growth. Will Be Enforced Property owners not cooperating in this important health measure will be prosecuted. with The /1'lirrc Ulesiiuiteers ElililAL: "Perils nf Nyoka." Selected Hlmrls Saturday ';• Midnight Show 'Gorilla Man' A Kent Thriller! Selected Shorts • Sunday . and Monday k Fmfrt tj WJIIf !KK(S. rn^d tl NUtll I. HMD t.aan . */„.«,[„„ Ewnnnl 1 News dl the Hay Stlectetl Shorts

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