The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1934 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 10, 1934
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ALL ALONE Xjjjy^ .Krunz; ™HT V SQUEEZE Passing of Grimes From Majors Leaves Only Red To Carry On. . . BY JIMMY DONAHUE NBA Smict Sporls Writer Jack C-.fsbro and Dig E;l Walsh pltclwd spltbaUs to glory. Then came Eddie CicoUe. Jack Qiiinii, Uiban Shccker. Allan Soihoron, Bill Doak, Clarence Milclii-;]. Hiir- leigh Grimes, Dulch Leonard nnd Hed rMbcr—all itie:r.l>e!s of thai noble band uho earned i.:eir living by welting a b.iil an:l making II do funny liops. No* there's only lied F.ibor. Red is the on' 1 remaining lino In llie saga of ihp .suiuer. The story doesn'i go back .so far. Thc delivery Is only 30-odd yc-ars old, And yet liils gren'.esi of all Irick deliveries Is ready for its facle- oul. There Is some doiibi nboul (he origin of Ihe spllter. The accepted story is that of George Hildebrand, veteran American League umpire. George broke into baseball as an outfielder in an eastern Icnsue. One day he noticed a kid pitcher, Frank Corridou. tnoistun his fingers and throw a ball t'mt took a funny hop. George and Corrldon' practiced that bal! until they had it under fair control. * * • Corridon never achieved great fame as a spitball artist, but El- Slrlckictt did. Elmer lost, his a Sacramento pitcher, but got it back again when Hildebrand. tlierr a catcher, taught him how to throw Ihe spllter. Sricklett final- i ly made (lie major.? wit, hhis freak ' delivery. . He taught It lo Jack Chesbro of the Yanks, and Big Ed Walsh of ihe White Sox. Chesbro used it to win 41 games in one season, and Fxl became the most effective artist ever lo fltns; the moist pill. Unlll 1919. ihe spitter was the bane of all hitlers. They hit mlj.i- ty pop fouls to thc catcher."or bounced puny punches lor easy Infield chances. That year, however, uig league moguls, fearing Cie quality of pitching and Its effect on the bai- ters would rob the game of Its color, decided lo ban the spitter in 1920. To provide hurlers using (lie ball with a means of earning their daily bread, officials allowed them to continue throwing it. Minor league. stars using It were barred from the big leagues with that type or delivery, however. *. o * In 1920 the "official list of spitball pitchers wtis: American League—Russell, Boston;: Paber and .Cicotte, Chicago; Covel^skie and Caldwell, Cleveland: Quftp,.- New 'York; Shocker and Sothbfpn.'St; Louis', arid Aysrs and Leonard/-.Detroit.'. ' • •' National' League-Bill Doak an;i Marvin '.Goodwin.. St. Louis- p.'ii! Douglas, New York; Fillingim and .Rudolph. Boston; Fischer nnd Mitchell, Cincinnati, and Grimes Pittsburgh. One by or*'these pitchers have dropped before the scythe of-Falier; '«me. At the beginning of \j& there were only three splt- lers working, in. the big leagues. Paber, -Quinn and Grimes. Clarence. Mitchell, one of the few left- handed pitchers of this type ball, left- the ranks in 19.12. Quinn was released by Cincinnati, and Grimes was released by the Cubs and Cardinals during last season. So that leaves only Old R;tithe guy who has been with thc Sox since 1914. and who has pitched under Jimmy Callaoan Clarence Rowland, Kid Gleason Johnny Evers. Eddie Collins, Ray Schalk Lena Blackburn, Donie Bush and Lew Ponseca. The mild-mannered red-head has labored faithfully in the vineyard He hurled in more than 40 game* m each of seven years, reaching the peak in 1915, when he worked 50 contests. His best year was in 1921 when his spitler won 25 frays for him. Red saw little service with the Sox in 1933, winning three and losing four, but pitched -splendidh "urmg the city series. .RAILROADED?" wmWiffi. _____ _ .!™NESDM r .. JANUARY 10, 1934 IT CTEEU Ptiil llprlonhach, former I* linclc wild .his first love' wrfslllni!. llefdrii Paul doimcd till imdflpil mitts ho w.-,s a jirclly fair mat performer and hw... lie is iirarllclim his hateful linn for n comeback firark at ilui light ]>,.>uvy- wtlelil mut crowii. IT'S SO EASY! NSWERS GUESSES JACQUKS O F F E N !! A C 1C wrote "Tlie Tales uf Hoffmann " The .Merry Wives of Windsor" wan v.rltteu Ljr Wl 1,1,1AM SHAKKSPJ5ARR. - ktt . lYrd shown h a ilng-ce-fcotl pilBAS- ANT ' Washing Machines Flood U. S. Homes CHICAGO iUI')-A wave of buying which s\vcpt more than 950.000 \vnsliing machines into America's homes, in 1033 wa* orcdilud by officials In r|>» Industry for the second bigfest year in its history. Only in the boom days of igau when !,083.C(!0 nmchlncs were sold, was th| s mark passed. The Hi33 prcduetion. greater hy I'.er cen'. than 1932'.s. wns for immediate installation In homes and not for future use, said J. H. BDhncn, secretary O f the American Washing Machine Mnnnfnc- lururs' AssBdation. He lUirlbutod the incrc.i£.j in volume ol sales lo ri'-employmenl. inmnsed payrolls nnd the gcnurnl strcngUicniny u! tlie national morale. Blylheville Varsily and Seconds in Triumphs on Missouri Courts. The niythsville hluh school bas- ketcers scored their initial uiumpli of Inp season nnd llwlr first vicinry on a Sleele, Mo., couri when llify defeated Die Sleelo cagers. 35 to 11. lasl night. Tne niylhevilie second team nlw tnined in a victory. <lffra;ins; l!n' Steele seconds, 33 to 18. ' The Chicks, defealed iwlw by t'e C:ii» Girardcau Preps in i-.irlie:' names, Mashed out In from ut llK' ilau last nlithl nnd \verc never headed. They led 1 lo z ai thc enJ o! the first quarter, ID lo 8 at the half, and V9 to II lit ihr i-nd of the third ciuarti-r. I'uitlr was hiijli P'jliu man for the Chicks wii: 1^ i |»Ints. Mosclcy had 8, Ko-lilcr 7 | and oilier members of iho tt-ain in i the follQWifjij order, Tipton '-!, liroadcn a, Wilson '2 and Ului-karJ '2 Earls mid Harris w:lh S iwints -ach were hi^h point men for Sleek-. The Chick sscomls were paced by Sallba, forward, v.iUi iriijhi iwints. Other seconds participating '.vere Fisher, BL^hop. -Willinghnm, n»ni5. Ciaiu. Liinsforil and Johnson. The Sleele SCCOIKI team is comjiosed of Truvis. Lindcnliursl. Alexander. Burns, Janeti, Patterson. Penny and Britton. The Blylheville varsity is coach- jed hy W.'D. "Miic" McClurkir: and jtlie seconds by Charles T Kramer, athletic director. : Uniform Ball Settles Lively Dispute IN THE PROD ATE COURT FOR THE OSCEOLA DISTRICT OP MISSfdSIPPI COUNTY. ARK- j ANSAS. ilti THE .MATTER OP: ;THE RSTATE OF MAMfE B. DRIVER, DECEASED. Notice is hereby given :hat the undersigned, as adniiiiLstrator of ir.e eslate of Mamie ii. Driver, deceased, will apply to the Probate Court for the Osceola District of Mid County, at Osceola. on the 5th "ay of February. 1034. for author- longing to said estate, or so much A uniform baseball, a cross between ihe lively spnerofd of the American League nnd its slower cousin in the National loop, will be used by both major circuits during 1933. Above are three of ihe men responsible for the new nail. Lcfi, to right,: Tom Shibe, president of the Athletics; William Harridse, president of the American League, and John A. Heydler, president of Ihe Nrtiona'l. Below, left to right, are: old National League ball; new pellet, and o!d American League sphere ,_ Ten Years Ago Today — Ja'ck Uempsey signed to defend his hca- "Tlic NE'.i of seel ton 28, ! Township 1CN'. Range HE., sit- i nnlcd In thc Chickasawba Dis- irlct of Mississippi County, Arkansas." Said sale is made for the pur- i pose of paying the debts of said estate. JAMES D. DRIVER, ! «, ^"leamThal^SI No "« ^^>, ,03,. . | which the Young Democratic Club 3-10-17-24 I presented him. did not come out : Xi> I'ork Barrel Here IONIA. Mich. (UP)-Tiepubliean When Rabbit Maranvilie was playing with the ti. S Ail-Star nine on its tour of Japan a couple of years back, he pulle- a trick whicti kicked back and landed him in the honsegow. Japanese troops staged a demonstration for the players in Toklo. The Rabbit wanted some fun. He bribed a sub-officer to lend him a uniform, and he managed to sneak into the line of inarching soldiers. He-re's his tale: "Unluckily 1 stepped in when they were about la % > through some unusual maneuver. Having been in the navy and drilled at Ingn school, I thought I could go along with the outfit. But when the shift in the ranks came swiftly. I was left standing out. like a sore thumb. gave an order and two troopers left tho ranks, graboed me. and escorted me off to jail. It was a couple of hours before I was paiyoned." Golden Halo Donated To Saint of Lourdes .LOURDES;'France. (UP) — The National lialbn Committee of Loiirdes from the Vatican City has just Conaied a gold halo for , thc statue of ne'.vly sainted Bcr- nadette Soubcrous here. The gold was colleclcd from more than a thousand worshippers. The committee also donated a golden lily- for another statue of the same little shepherd girl saint erected at Severs. Hfore than efl.OOO Pilgrims from Italy journeyed here lo pay homage to'her. • T if I Last Time Today • • M_ Y Mat. 2:30, 10-2fic Nile li:<ti>, J0-3f>c Ul.I.IAN HARVB'Y and I.DW AVERS in "MY WEAKNESS" A show you'll enjoy from hcRinninK to end! PARAMOUNT NEWS - - COMEDY Wlieu lllg Jim Scnu | S ur ,- on s locf, his baskc-lh.ili wmii { 3 lionry. Jiui^ ;|inwn a'hjvn is er who i«)aya for au amateur lanciini; on hi* toes, slinutiiis a basket a simple. He's only ROXY Wed. and Thursday MAT. and Nile—lOc - 25c ""* THOUSAKO BOUARS THURSDAY-FRIDAY ADM.—MATINEE—10 - 25? 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