The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 25, 1943 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 25, 1943
Page 8
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'PAGE EIGHT ]-; (AKK.) COUIUKU NEWS A Lost Kid From Green Hills At Start, Gardner Never With World Series Loser Wildness Of Swift'In Tenth Enables St. Louis To Take First Contest Bj' UnUefl Press For a while, they thought one of Bill SivlH's pitches .would knock his third baseman down. The White I Sox thlrd-sarkcr wasn't playing out of position—rather Swift was having one of the wildest slreaks seen on the diamond this season. It was the 10th liming of the first gnnie -of the Chicago White Sox-St. Louts Browns double-header 'at St. Louis. Tile score WHS lied at 7-all—thanks to a five run Chicago rally in (he sixth inning. 'Hie Brawns were lit bat. Up to the lOlli Swift hart teen doing well but nt this point he lost all control. He had two strikes on Don Guttciidge when he imleased a pitch that- riibsed the plate by a mile. Dut Guttcridge swung—nnd wound up at first UMC with a single. The next batter was walked when Swift couldn't locale the platter. Then came diet Laabs. He hill the riirl a couple of lime. But Ihe next time he was loo slow and he was hit by one of Swift's pilches. That leaded the bases. Up came Vcrn Stephens. He didn't wait to be walked or hit—or have the winning run score on a wild pitch. He swung hard—and singled GuUcridge home with the deciding marker. The nlghtcnp was a different story. Buck Ross kept Ihc Browns under foot as the While Sox took a 9 to 2 verdict. In other American League games, the Philadelphia Athletics won from the Boston lied Sox, 8 to 3. And the Detroit Tigers took a twilight game from the Cleveland Indians, 7 to 4. Moving over to the National League, the St. Louis Cards increased their league lead to a game Mid a half by winning from the Cincinnati Reds, 5 to 1. The run- ncnip Brooklvn Dodgfrs lost to the New York Giants, 3 to 1. Cliff Melton allowed Ihe Dodgers only three hits. -Rip Eewell pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2 to 1 win over [he Chicago Cubs. And the Phlladslphia Phillies cub loose on four Boston pitchers, winning- 12 lo 5. 'Here's today's schedule: In the National League, it's Pittsburgh nt Cincinnati, Boston at New York, St. Louis at Chicago In a twilight game, nnd Brooklyn at Philadelphia at night. In Ihe American, it's New York at Boston in a twilight game, and three nights contests—Philadelphia at Washington, Chicago nt Cleveland, and Detroit nt St. Louis. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE . • ,. W. L. Pet. xNashvllle . ........... 38 24 .613 xLitllc Rock . . ........ 33 24 .513 xBiiminghain ......... 3-\ 30 .531 xNew Orleans ........ 33 32 xChtillanooga .......... 2828 xAtlanta ............. 30 31 xKnoxville ........... 25 34 xMemphis ............ 20 38 X— Night game. .508 .500 .492 .424 .345 St. Louis Brooklyn Pittsburgh Philadelphia Cincinnati Boston . . New York Chicago . '. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. 35 20 37 25 30 26 23 28 28 27 25 20 22- EC 2! 36 Pet. .C3G .597 .538 .509 .509 .403 .379 .3C8 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. New York ............ 32 22 .533 Washington . .. ....... 3226 .552 Boston ............... 30 30 .500 Cleveland ............ 28 29 Detroit 2G 27 Chicago 25 28 Philadelphia 28 32 St. Louis .491 .431 .472 .457 23 30 .434 In - simplifying manufacture of hand lools Jor victory gardens, 324 types of forks have been cut lo 76," styles of rakes have been reduced from 55 lo 8, hoes from 362 to 39, and hand cultivators from H to 8. It is against the law In California to mark an animal by culling off more than half an car or by cutting an ear on both si<!<-s to a point. About a hundred kinds of ctir- ilon flowers grow in Africa; they smell like spoiled meat. CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. E»t. starts K:K; Sun. starts I:1S Night stums 5:15 Except Monday, npcns r>:l5 Continuous shows Sal. and Sim. BY HAHRV GKAYSON NBA Sports Kdilor Wlllinin Lawrence Gardner felt like a lost kid from the green hills when he Jumped straight from the Vermont campus to the lied Sox In the summer of Ills Junior year, 1908. Larry Gardner harf never seen a big leiiguc game. He had been to Boston n few times and while there held on to Ihc hand of nn older person for four of gcttlnp lost. Gardener was not ready for Ihe American League at Hint time. John I. Taylor, owner of the club, (old the youngster he could stay with Ihc Hed Sox and learn by watching or RO to Lynn and gain practical experience ploying shoi'l- shop. The boy's urge to play loot-, him lo Lynn, where he bimifjcci into a second baseman mimed O'Comicr, who helped him no IIUIc. Gardner wasn't a Hed Sox regu- ar in '03, plnycd second base in '10 and in '11 took his place among the great third basemen. Following- 16 ycnrs In the mnjon> and after managing o couple of ilnor league clubs, Gardner rc- lurncd lo his almn mater us coach and Is today roiindtng out- a full life where be started 11 ns u icnibcr of the iihyslcal education depnrUiienl. KST THIUl.I, IN HIGH SC1IO01/ World champlonshl]).'! followed Oardncr. In four sets, lie never was vllh a World Scries loser. The fa- nons Red Sox of Speaker, Hoouor ind lewis and Rutli and n few norc came down In front In '12 ind '15, repealed In '1C after Tris Speaker had moved lo Cleveland. When Gardner switched to the shore of Lake Eric, the Indtuns copped the glue in '20, 1 saw Larry Gardner In an old- timers' gnmc In Clevclnnd in '40 ind he didn't look much different .han he did while batting In rune for the Red Sox, Athletics and Indians. He kept. In shape coiichhx! His Catamounts to their share of Green Mountain Conference championships. Gardner who.^loortflvp feel eight and welched impounds; was a left- hand batter. He wns notji distance lilttcr, but a good one, Icfl n lifetime American League average of .289. He could ramble lo first base ind was an accomplished baserun- ncr. Few played third busc ([iiilc as well. No one got the ball away: Friday & Saturday Double Feature "BOSS OF «UU,ION CITY" Johnny Mack Brown 4- I'uzzj- Knight and "BULLETS FOR O'HAUA" with Kogcr Pryor Comedy SERIAL: "Dick Tracy vs. Crime" Sunday & Monday "DIVE BOMBER" (In Technicolor) Kith Errol Flynn <fc Fred MacMurray Universal News Comedy Yesterday's Results SOUTIIKKN LEAGUE' Night games: Knoxvlllc at Memphis. Chattanooga at Birmingham.' Atlanta ut New Orleans. Nashville at Little Rock, two. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 2, Chicago 1. New York 3, Brooklyn 1. Philadelphia 12, Boston 5. St. Louis 5. Cincinnati 1.. AMERICAN LEAGCE St. Louis 8-2, Chicago 7-9, first, 10 Innings. Philadelphia 8, Boston 3. Detroit 7, Cleveland 4. Only [jiuncs scheduled. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Knoxvlllc at Memphis. Atlanta ut New Orleans. ChallanooBa at Birmliiehnm. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston nt New York. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati. Brooklyn at Philadelphia, night St. Louis at Chicago, twilight. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Boston. Detroit at St. Louts, night. Chicago at Cleveland, night Philadelphia nt Washington night. l.arry Gardner quicker, had n stronger 1 or more accurate arm. Gardner had d fine disposition, was Ihc perfect learn man, a ymncl competitor. Like most oiilstiimllni; tall players, Gardner started as a pitcher. He pitched Eimsljiirj; Frills, vt High School to the slate championship In '05. lie says ,sl:iiilni> a dou- Mc play with the bases full in Ihc ninth Hint beat Monlpclier Seminary, 1-0, for the ttilc Is the piny that stands out most vividly In his mind. "The men at the corner drug store talked about that game for weeks," he beams. GAICftN'BK MUSICALLY ' INCLlNEn Not all of youns Gardner's spare lime wns spent.playing baseball when he lived at Enosbiirg Evenings found him -stroking the guitar with an itiilinn storekeeper who strummed Ihe mandolin Gardner calls those the happiest days:0f his lite. During.Ihc summer young Gard- ner played baseball in the Franklin County League. Vermont had better than average teams when Gnnlncr played Ihlrd «l> and shortstop UK :i freshman, sophomore and junior. ISig leaf"'.!;; scouts caught up \ylih Gardner and Ray Collins, Ihe former pllclier. when Ihcy played in Ihc old Maine Summer League. George Winters of the Red Sox previously had recommended Gardner lo the Boston chib. Gardner could not piny with Vermont as a senior because he was a" professional, but returned to graduate vylth his class. ','. Tlic difference in.Uhe gSStf't Chiefly on the sentimental side, stresses Gardner. There was vastly more sentiment attached ;: tb baseball when he played, points out the old third baseman. Players used lo pal around together much more than now. The public worshipped favorites with more fervor Those of Larry Gardner's day played the aame for something' more than the paycheck. Injury Boosts DaMgren's Average • By NKA Service PJIU.-ADlvLP/»A.-flalje i*i.»ijmi allrlbiites Ills .358 imrago which leads the National Ixwgup to u lame right shoulder suffered when Ihc Phillies' Imndyinnn was slillt- , oil from first base to .shortstop.' As a shorl.stop, tohlgrcn had to throw from all angles, dnui!>«<(! a ' ligament In his shoulder as n result. "My arm hurt when I took a full fill," explains the man nobody wanted In, the spring. "I had lo shorten my swing to lessen the • Mist met the ball, nnd started lo get base lilts." The ut^ rj, s . ordnance>' Das posted n large ninp nn h pins showing homes of workers who Imve ear-shnrlng si»it-; ava-.- Hblc. FRIDAY, JUNK 25, 1943 MEAD'S THEY SCRAM Mtff/ YOU John Miles Miller Co. Distributor 123 W. Ash I'honc 2007 THE OLD JUDGE SAYS... \QM were absolutely correct in making (lie Btalcmcnt you did, a diof, of teliisby lias been distilled in this country since last tall." "That'swhat I told the boys down at the lodge, Judge, but they were so surprised I thought maybe I was wrong." "No you weren't, George. The truth of the mailer is that a year before Pearl JI arbor, the beverage distilling industry voluntarily offered its facilities to the government. Many companies started to produce alcohol for war purtwses almost immediately. And just as PI«m as the government's requirements increased, thcdistilling facililicsof thccnlirein- du?try were converted 100% to the production of war -alcohol and nothing else. Asa mailer of fact, the beverage distilling industry is producing about half of the government's nrais for this vital war material. And that's a 2-1 hour a day, 7 day a week job, George." 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