The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1943 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 23, 1943
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PAGE EIGHT BI,YTIIKVH,L1! (ARK.) COURIKK NEWS WEDNKSDAY, JUNK 2;!, 19-13 Gunder The Wonder Winning Doubieheacler To; day Would Put Them In Tie With Yankees By Uniled Press The fast-stepping Washington Senators ar? only two gainfe out of the promised land. And toda'y they can move Into a tic with the New York Yankees for the top spot If they can grab both ends of a scheduled doubleheader. The Nats, by virtue of some heavy stickwork on the part, of Jimmy Vernon, defeated the league leaders. yesterday, 3 to 2. Hank Bo'rovvy dropped his sixth game ns Kar'ly \Vynn notched his fifth victory. Tex Huglison, ace ol the Boston Red Sox mound staff, hurled the Bcanlowners into a third place tie with the Cleveland Indians. A | two-rim homer by ' Eddie Lake ] lieliied Boston defeat the Phllartcl-1 jihia Athletics, 7 to 1. I The Chicago White Sox broke' their linsc on the American League [ cellar nnd left it to the St. Louis Browns by winning n night contest from the Brownies, 5 to 3. Johnny Humphries witched the win and Bob Muncricf was charged with tjie loss. 1 The Brooklyn Dodgers picked up ; a half game on the idle St. Louis Cardinals by defeating the New York Giants, 7 to 4. Klrby Higbe received credit for the win. The Chicago Cubs eked out a 1 to. 0 decision over the Pittsburgh Pirates In a morning game. Paul Derringer WB.S the winning pitcher. The Boston Braves needed Phil Masl's Iwo-run homer In the sixth to beat the Philadelphia Phllllss, 7 ,10 6. Manny Salvo, the hurlcr Philadelphia said "we don't want,'' defeated the team that cut him loose for the second,straight time. Jack Kraus was Ih'e loser. Here's todays schedule: In the National League, double, headers feature New York at Brooklyn. Philadelphia nl. Boston and Pittsburgh at Chicago. St. Louts plays at Cincinnati in a single game. In th? American League, Washington .plays two games at New York and Cleveland plays two at Detroit. Chicago meets St. Louis In an afternoon game in the Missouri city and Boston plays at Philadelphia under the lights. Rickey Hires John Barkley In Effort To Solve Short- slop Problem Archer Put Snap Throw From Squatting Position In Baseball A Etudy of Guilder llagg, Sweden's holdei of seven phenomenal world records from 1500 to 5000 melds. Coach Jack Hopkc Trains Marksmen Three Teams In Southern Association Now Tied In Fourth Place Yesterday's Results SOUTIIKIIN LEAGUE Night (jfimcs: Knoxvlllc at Memphis. Nashville at Little Rock. Chattanooya at Hhminiihiim Atlanta at New Orleans. CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., June 23.—A' year of 'two ago, Jack Hopkc was coaching Cfiruthersville high school athletic tcarm to basketball and football championships in county and district events.' But now, 'a first lieutenant with the U. S. Army, stationed at Ft. Francis E. Warren, near' Cheyenne, Wyo,, he is coaching members of his company to regimental marksmanship championships, according to a recent story in the "regimental news" of that corps. The news story read as follows: '• "Men ot Company c set a new , regimental • marksmanship record with.' a sensational 98.1 percent. Company Commander C Jack) Hopkc gave the lion.'s share o( credit to preliminary instruction, and adder 1 .'that splendid follow-through on the range itself resulted in the new mark." By United Press Three Southern Association clubs arc tied up for fourth place — Chattanooga, New Orleans and Atlanta—with a 50-50 average in wins and losses. The teams bunched at the halfway mark in last night's games, in which Chattanooga and New Orleans were winners, while the Crackers lost. Vallie Eaves, making his debut for the Lookouts, pitched, three-hit ball in beating the Birmingham Barons, 9, to 0, with the assistance of a 6-run rally by the Lookouts in the .second Inning, New Orleans managed to squeeze out a 2 to victory over the Crackers, making the winning run in the ninth. While Nashville and Little Rock had their battle for first plac hailed by. the weather, Knoxvlll won 5 to 2 over the Memphl Chicks, largely on Jim Matthews 3-rmi homer in the seventh. The same clubs meet again tonight. NATIONAIi LEAUUK Pittsburgh 0, Chicago 1. Brooklyn 7, New York •!. Philadelphia (i, Boston 7. AMEKICAN l.EAGUK Washington 3, New York 2. Cleveland at Detroit, postponed. Night games: Boston at Philadelphia. Chicago at St. Louis. NKW VOHK, June 2,'i. (UP>— Just let Branch Rickey, the president of "Dem Dodgers," loose a little while and he'll come up will) a shortstop. Jlis latest discovery Is one John liiirkley who comes from a Kansas semi-pro team and has been taken Into the Dodger fold, presumably to cure a plague described as shortstop deficiency, It will he remembered that Mr. liickey came up wllh another; shortstop a few weeks back. One named Boycl Hartley from the University of Illinois. Yoini? Boyd .served a brief uninspired term nt short field with the "Bums" and then was shipped to Montreal for a bit of seasoning. Little is known about the new Barkley except that he played ;i few games for lhe St. Louis Browns in 1937. He is 23 years old, weighs 1G5 pounds, bats right-handed and knows next to nothing about play- big the trombone. We bring up the trombone because It's probably easier to learn <> play that instrument than to Jay shortstop for the Dodgers. Arky Vaughan started the sea- : on in the dreaded position for irooklyn, but was shuffled on down o third base during a period of •econstiuction, Then, after young hartley gave it a whirl, "Lippy" Diirocher, "'e Great Man himself, Jecidcd he couldn't do any worse than some of the others. So "Llp- ;>y Leo" tried but discovered he no longer could stoop over with the required agility so he went back to the dugout. Albie Glossop succeeded "The Lip" with only mediocre success. And his tendency lo come up with an error when it hurt most didn't help a bit. So Brother Barkley is stepping into a tough spot. Maybe he'd bi'ller learn lo play that trombone, loo. With the Dodgers, a sideline come.'; in handy. ]!•• HAKKV <;KAYSON NEA Sport:; Editor James i'. Archer's contribution lo baseball was the simp throw by a catcher from a squatting position. Y;l ' such a sagacious baseball man as llughcy Jennings let Jimmy Archer go 111 the fall of 1007 because he did not believe it could be done In the majors. Jennings wanted Archer to stand up before throwing. Archer knew he could save tune by throwing; Irom the sennit, sluck to it, perfected It to such an extent that he could hit a dime In any direction, made it standard. Frank Chanc? took one look at the Dublin-born, Toronto-raised Archer in an exhibition game in Buffalo in '08, and realised he had the brilliant Johnny Kling's successor with the Immortal Chicago Cubs of Tinker-lo-Ever.s-to Uiancc renown. Archer and Kling had much in common. Archer was Injured so frequently that, he literally was a mannequin bull player, held togth;r by silver lhreads s The finest throwing arm that cv:r hung from a catcher's shoulder was an Inch shorter than the other. It was scarred and seared from the .wrist lo well pnsl the elbow'. The skin was slretcheed so tightly that it seemed it would Ijrcak If he threw his arm out to lull length. The answer was that he tendons had shortened as wel. le could not stretch the arm out 515,000 for Trotter CLVELAND (U. P.)—One of the argesl prices paid for a trailer in •ecent years was paid for Austin Hanover, a 3-year-olrl bay colt, purchased by C. H. Wilkinson, Logans- l>ort. 3nd., Industrialist. Reported price for Austin Hanover, winner ol the 1942 Reading Futurity, was $15,000. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Knoxville at Memphis. Nashville lit Little Rock. Chattanooga at Birmingham. Atlanta at New Orleans. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh at Chicago <2h Philadelphia at Boston (2)1 New York at Brooklyn (2). St. Ixiuis at Cincinnati. AMERICAN 1,EAGUB Washington at New York (2). Chicago at St. Louis. Boston at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Detroit (2). SCAI.DKI) AH HAItltEI'-MAKEIt Archer was a barrel-maker in Toronto, and his freak arm was the :.sull of a frightful accident which ft it permanently bent and -stiffened at the elbow. He later sulfer- red a compound fracture ot his cluow. . Archer was paid no more than SfiO or $80 to $100 n month jumping from one club to another in his first year out, so returned to the Toronto •cooperage In the off-season. Palling into a vat of boiling tar, Archer's right arm and leg were so badly scalded that he remained in ii hospital from mid- February' to the tnd of May. In mid-season of '01, with Boonc of the Iowa Stale League, young Archer crashed into a hitching liost. chasing a foul, fractured his collar hone on the left siclee. Two [.silver threads held it together. In '05, with Atlanta. Archer called for a, fast ball. Dugs Raymond, crossed him with a curve that cracked his kneecap. Two silver threads held that together. Archer probably was the most bangcd^up big leaguer of his time The fingers of his throwing hand were repeatedly broken. The index finger was broken four times. He could not close it on a tat or ball I OAI.I.S PRESENT I'LAYEUS | SOFTIES Yet in '12 Archer llircw out 81 would-be base thieves. He tossec out 19 New York Giants in . 221 ganus, and the Polo Grounders ran W#$^£ V-^M*' > Jimm} Archer 7 ive Big Schools Suspend Sport For Duration; Six Others Doubtful NEW YORK, June 23 (U.P.)— Collcgrs throughout the nation are abandoning football faster than :ount Fleet runs, and a United, Press survey shows that the South and East will be struck hardest by the gridiron blackout. Most of the football casualties have occurred In the South. Lack of conchfx and players as well as transportation difficulties have caused five major schools lo drop the grid sport. And at least six others are thinking It over. 'Harvard and live other top colleges have abandoned the sport in th; East. And a number of schools are considering similar action In the Midwest and West. The Southeastern Conference apparently will be the only top-fllRht circuit )o bow out. Four clubs— Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Mississippi Stale and Florida—already have cancelled the sport. And Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee also may decide lo drop football. Tin's leaves L. S. U.. Tulane, Grorgia Tech and Alabama delermincd lo carry on. In addition to Harvard in the East. Duqucsne. Amherst, Wesley an, Boston U., - Vermont and others have f|iilt definitely. Among the doubtful starters are Villanova, I Fordham, Boslon College and Man-_ hattan. Schools in the West considering abandoning football include Stanford, Wyoming, Coloario State. Utah, the Utah Stale Aggies and Brigham Young. lickcty-split that season.' - > Present-day ball players give' Archer saved many games, for Archer a pain in the neck. | the Cubs with his remarkable "A fellow apologizes now if he browing. No other catcher picked bumps into another sliding into a len off base like the deadly ac- base," he points out. "In my time [ ural; Canadian. ' you were fined $50 if yon didn't 1 Although not. a con man buck of go in spikes first. Many an argil-' lie log like Kling, Archer was a ment was settled under the grand- killful hander of pitchers. He was Elaud." good right-hand hitter. Following what he went through, Archer was in two World Series. Jimmy Arch"r scarcely can be He caught George Mull'in when blamed for calling (he pampered I hrce-Fingsred Brown shut out the ball players of today softies. Detroit Tigers. 2-0, in the last of he '07 set. Relieving Kling follow- Marin County. California, sitc- ng the first three games, he caught cceded In establishing a school he lat-s two for the cubs against system supported by the dog tax :he Athletics in '10. in the 1850s. Kill Bed Bugs Spray infested rooms, walls, beds, mattresses, bedding with Dec Brand Insect Spray. Kills files, mosquitoes, too. Sorry, our Bee Brand Insect Powder cur tilled for duration. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. ' L. Pet. xNashville 38 23 .623 xLitllc Hock 3'i'M .571 ^Birmingham 34 29 .510 xAtlanta 30 2Q .508 xNew Orleans 31 32 .492 XChattanooga '...2728 .401 xKnoxville '....-24 33 .421 ^Memphis . ., 13 31 .339 X—Night game. Iowa State Opener Off AMES, In.' (UP.)—Iowa Slate's football opener with Colorado, scheduled for Sept. 25, has been postponed, lhe Ihird Inlersecllonal .lit knocked out of the Cyclone schedule. Games with Temple aiid Michigan Stale had been erased earlier. The Iowa State schedule now lists: Oct. 9. Kansas, at Lawrencs; 16, Nebraska, home; 30, Oklahoma, at Norman; Nov. 6, Missouri, home; 13, Drake at DCS Monies; 20, Kansas State, home. Tlte^', M' NATIONAL LEAGUE w. u ret St. Louis 34 10 .642 Brooklyn 35 2-1 .593 Pittsburgh 2B 25 .528 Philadelphia 28 26 .519 Cincinnati 27 26 .503 Boston 23 28 .451 New York 21 3-1 .382 Chicago 2034 .370 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. PcU TAME olvc ll "'"I we " Croo lr«k. Add lustre. Keep your UNRULY lialr lyins 'Ul. Always use ...... Morollno Hair Tunic, r.argc HAIK botllc 25c. Sold everywhere. New York 31 21 Washington . 32 25 Cleveland 27 27 xBoston 28 23 Detroit 24 26 xPhiladclphia 27 30 xChieago 22 27 xSt. Louis 22 27 .53 G .554 .500 .491 .480 .47! .440 .449 • Ohio Likes Hanu'S.s Racing CLEVELAND (U.P.)—Ohio Is perhaps the nation's outstanding sup- l>orter of harness rSces. It is csli- rnatcd that there will be at least fi5 harness horse meetings at Ohio lairs this year. I;H. c. Power Pickup HAY BALER FOR SALE U?c<l ()i!l> One Season; PAUL DOWNS Caraway, Ark. CHICKASAW West Jfain Near 21st St. K«t. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45) Night slums 5:45 Except Monday, opens H:4.i Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "REACHING FOR THE SUN" with Joel McRca & Ellen Drew "HONBYMOON FOR THREE" With Ann: Sheridan & George Hunt Open 1:15 Show Starts 7:15 Adm. Always lie and 25c Welcome in peace.. . more welcome in war work ANAGRRS and personnel directors will tell you that regular rest-pauses plus the refreshment of ice-colJ Coca-Cola increase contentment in their plants. Thus production is increased. A pause for Coca-Cola is a little thing in itself, but one of the little things that brighten a busy day. You might think it strange that workers have such a welcome for a 5f^ soft drink. But Coca-Cola has something all its own in goodness. Made with a finished art, its taste always pleases. More than just quenching thirst, It brings a happy after-sense of complete refreshment. The only thing like Coca-Cola is Private Selling Of Registered DUROC ... Owing to the shortage of feed and labor, I am goitig (o reduce my fine herd of PEDIGREED DLJROCS! Coca-Cola, itself. The best is always the better buy! Wednesday & Thursday 'Tarzan's New ?ork Adventure' with Johnny Wclsnmllcr & Maureen O'Sullivan March of Time Shorls Letters from i>l;int imn.igers from coast to coast cmpliasuc that the little moment for an ice-col J Coca-Cola means a lotto workers in war plants. It's » refreshing moment on the sunny side of tilings ... a way to (urn to refreshment without turning from wofV. For Sale Grand Wave Contentment comes when you connect with a Coke 60IHED UNOtH AUIHOlltY OF THE COCA..COU COMPANY »Y BLYTHEVILLE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY —He sired flic top price hear and the lop price gilt was bred to him in last Winter's Diiroc Consignment Sale 10 Tried Brood Sows IJred to the Herd Hoar, Grand Wave 10 Top Fall Gilts Itrcd to Our New Herd Boar, Cardinal How You Are Always Welcome to Inspect My Herd. 258 Head of Fine Durocs—Drive Out Any Day J.C. BUCHANAN Farm 3 Mr. W. of Elythevillc on Hwy 18 Phones 3335 & 578

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