The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1943 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 28, 1943
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f PAGE SIX 13 New Orleans -Mouncismau • • Lets Memphis Down 7-4 In Fnst 01 Two Wins The Ky United I'ress pitchers did most of the (AUK.)' COURIKR NEWS It Was Common Practice Not To Touch Second When Merkle Pulled His Boner work In the Southern Association Sunday—and a good job, loo, hend- cd by Jesse Danna's 13lh win of lhc ytar for New Orleans. Here's lhc way inoundsinen h'urlcd in the afternoon of doubleheaders: Danna gave up eight hits In healing .Memphis seven to four In Ihs opener, and Collins scattered six iii. the night cap when tile Pels repealed, Ihrce (o two. ! , Herb Anderson had a no-hitter 'spoiled only liy White Plait's single when Ihe Kno.vvllle Smoklp.s boat Nashville five to nothing, niter let- ling the Vols have (he opener, nine to eight in eleven Innings. Ed Lopal allowed only .seven hils In (Ending I.illle Hock (o a ten lo one win over Birmingham, but in the nightcap the Barons' Sugar Cain held Ihe Travelers to seven blngtcs and gave Birmingham n . three to one .victory. | Bill Ayers of Atlanta shut out Hie Chattanooga Lookouts three to nothing In the opener, permitting only five Lookout hits. Pep Kam; berl limited Chattanooga lilts to 1 the same number in the nightcap, but his males failed to give support and the Crack-rs lost, six to three. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at New Orleans, night double-header. Cbattanooga at Atlanta. Nashville at Knoxvillc. Litllo Rock nt Dlrmiiiijhnm. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, gnme. Only game scheduled. night AMERICAN LEAGUE No gallics scheduled. CH.ICKASAW West Main N'oar 21st St. Sal. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Nielil shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous slums Sat. and Sun. Last Time Today "WVB IJOMIJWU" (In Technicolor) n-ifli trrol • Fly nil & Fred AIsicMurniy Universal News Comedy Tuesday BUDDY NITE 2 tickets 1'iir the Trice of 1 "THHEE SONS 0' GUNS" with Wayne Morris Comedy KY IIAKKV GRAYSON NET Sports Editor llnrd luck trailed Frederick C. ciUc'Hkq. ft faithful hound. II Is iammtablc lhat such a brilliant player should be remembered chiefly, for an unfortunate bonehead piny committed iU the lender nge of 19. Fred Merkle did exactly what every olher baserunner did unlll Ihal eventful evening Sept. 23, IMS, nt the Polo Grounds, when he ran to the clubhouse Instead of touching second base following Al Brlehvc-ll's "winning" hit. The Chicago Cbas. Glanls and Pittsburgh Pirates were ronrlng down the stretch noses apart. The Cubs reduced the Giants' lead by winning the first two games. With llic score 1-1 In the ninth Inning of Ihe third engagement, victory clinching the pcmmrit for the Giants and beating the Cute out of one for the third time In three years, -Moose McCormlck singled and young Mcrklc, enter- lug (lie .game as n pinch-hitler, singled him to third. With two out, Hrldwcll singled, and McCormlck crossed Die plnlc In wild excitement with what should have been the winning run. McGllAW RfiBUII/r MORALE When scrappy Johnny Evcrs sasv Merkle dashing; for the dressing room In center field, he called for the hall, scuffled with Iron Man Joe McGlnnly of the Giants for it, Whellirr with the tall Bridwell hit or one thrown from the Chicago dugout. Evcrs touched second 'base, nnd Umpire Hank O'Day called Merkle out on a forced play. With a Jubilant and then bewildered crowd on the field there was no cliance lo resume the KHJIIC ended liy the most famous of bone- lieiu! plays. Following bitter argument. 1 ;, the game was ordered replayed, the Cubs winning the flag. MerX-lc was so broken up Hint he wanted lo quit, but Manager Mc- Grnw, realizing his tremendous possibilities as a succes»,r to Fred 1'enncy at first base, talked him inlo sticking It out. Mcrklc keenly felt the jibes of fans and olher players in 1900, and McGraw turned in one of hh finest Jobs in rebuilding the lad's morale. The hoodoo once again fastened a luadlock on Merkle In 1012 nnd ihrew him for a fall In the last Inning of the fiercely-fought elght- gnme World Series with the Red Sox, when lie figured in the second mast fata] blunder in Oinnl history IT ALL HAPPENED TO MATTY Mcrklc was a hero for a change up to that moment. His scorching single in the first balf of the 10th hot Red Murray home /roin second with n run that broke a 1-1 tic and gnve Christy Mnthewson a margin following a pitching duel with Hugh Bedlent nnd Smoky joe Wood. Malty had only lo retire three Red Sox to give the Giants Ihelr first world championship since 1905. Fred Snotigrnss mnde hl.5 celebrated two-base-muff.'of Plnch- llitlcr Clyde Englc's fly, however, ami after Harry Hooper filed out Sieve Yerkes walked, and then Tris Speaker popped an easy foul just outside the first base coach's box. Merkle mul Chief Meyers, the catcher, doing nn Alphonse and Gnston, pcnnlltcd the ball to drop between them. Speaker singled in Ihe tying run Vcrkes to third and the latter following Fred Merklc was anything hut a bondicud. If Newcomer and Partner Win Tonight They''Can Crow Over Feat the catch of Larry Gardner's fly. [swiped the hunting In '11 Merkle collected a loser's check In six world scries—three In a row* with the Giants In 'll-t'2-13. with the Brooklyn Dorters In '16, the Cubs in '18 and with the New York Yankees as a coach in '20. While a right-hand long-distance clean-up hitler, 14 National League campaigns Merkle only once hit .300 or better—.309 with the Giants in '12. He left a lifetime major league average of .27:;, Allhongh he was a righl-lumd thrower, without the physical advantages enjoyed by a le/l-hniirtcr- nt the position, he was a remarkably skillful first baseman. Of German parentage, Wsilcr- town, Wls.-born, Toledo-raised Fred Merkle, standing six feet otic and weighing 190, was one of the faslcst large men ever lo play major league ball. He contributed -SO stolen bases to the Giants' tolal of 347 as ,thc Polo Grounders virtually HE NEVF.K l.lVKl") IT DOWN Merkle, nn nll-romm athlete, was a halfback in football as a youngster. An excellent golfer, he played to such an extent that McGraw marked the game taboo. Aliovc Ihe nvcrngc In Intelligence, h; was an expert at chess, played bridge, was a shark at algebra. In his last appearance in league baseball in '29, Merkle, who resides nt Onnond, Fin., managed the Clnss D Daytonn-Ormond club. He walked off the field one day, never returned. It was reported that player made reference to him ns a lionehead. "When I die,' he once said, bitterly, "f guess they'll put on my tombstone: "Here lies Bonclicnd McrklE." . Fred Merkle was anything but a bonehcad, and It is tragic llia.t, lie never heard the. end of the one he pulled. Whatever the previous accomplishments of Joe Zabo, he will have nil opportunity tonight at (lie American legion arena here to adil a feature to nit cap If he and his partner Hob Castle succeed In over* coming the mat Icam composed of tickV f,n\vson and Roy Welch. lilylhevlllc wrestling funs have nt seen Zaho perform but they are exceedingly fnnilllnr with Ihe work of the other three men on the card and they know dial £nbt> will have to step lively to keep his shoulders o;f the canvas while In such company. Castle Is a hcttcr-tnan-averasc gnipiilcr and with good support from 55:il)o should t>c able (o make It highly Interesting for the fans when they tangle with the Lawson- Welch combination. Many customers arc of the opinion, however, that the hard-wovk- mg Lav/son and his entity co-worker can more than hold llieir own tonight's melee, a theory that can lie proved only in the battle iPit. Lawson will lest the prowess of Mister ?,abo in a 30-minutc time limit affair earlier In the evening, while iinolhev Individual struggle is scheduled between Ca.stle ami Welch. Baseball Standings • SOUTHERN LKAGUE Nashville Little Rock Hirmlnghnm New Orleans Chattanooga Atlanta Kitoxvllle Memphis • W. L. .... -it -2G 35 27 27 32 36 33 30 :il 32 33 27 35 20 .11 8 NATIONAL LEAGUE VV. L. SI. Louis 37 22 Brooklyn 40 '2li Pittsburgh 31.28 Cincinnati 3028 Philadelphia 30 31 Boston 28 30 Chicago 2!i 38 New York 23 30 Pet. .012 .5(55 .536 .522 .492 .402 .435 .328 Tel. .627 .GOG .525 .517 .402 .483 .377 .371 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. New York 33 24 .579 Washington 3428 .548 Boston 32 31 Cleveland 3031 Detroit 27 30 Chicago 27 30 Philadelphia 30 34 St. Louis 26 31 Disfance"osks "P/ease fimr'J your call I • to 5 minufes. Others ore waiting..." It means that your call must pass over a long distance line that is seriously crowded. Your co-operation will speed other vital messages on their way— and that's the main idea today. SOUTHV(ESTERM BEU SIEIEPHONE COMPANY 1 BV HAKKY (JJiAVSON NEA Spuds Editor NEW YORK.—Clark Griffith, the Old Fox, onlfoxcil the Yankees when he slipped them Uill zubcr. a nin-of-minc pitcher wlio has been nronnd since 1932, for Jerry Prickly nnd Milo camlinl. Pi-ldcly Is no longer the confnscil yovrngsler who could not make n plnce for himself In the New York infield. Given u green light at second base, told Una the iiosition was his regardless, Pritldy mnde the Washington Infield. He's all over it, like n tarpaulin on n rainy day. Cnndlni's seventh straight victory was a six-hit shutout ot his old lcnmmnlc.s which look the Scn- ntors to within one game of the Yankees nnd n tic for the league lead. He hit a home rim over 'Hick Slalnback's head in center field and Inside tlie nark and a double. Magician Ctmcllnl deals n fasi ball from the bottom of the cicck Candinl stands six feel, weighs 180 pounds. A tiKht delivery makes him appear awkward, but he lins control and stuff. arm in the same exhibition game in which Marios Russo of the Yankees hurt his two training seasons njjo. He says tho Newark club gave him no, chance to cure his sonn- bonc, worked him day aflcr day until he couldn't comb his hair His arni trouble was Ihe principal reason the Yankees chucked him on the zuber deal. - : Mike Marlln, veteran Washington trainer, patiently rnbteri the soreness out of Candini's arm, put, him on a conditioning program — nnd preslo! Chirk Griffith hud Ihe oest pitcher in baseball this season lo dnte. Guilder Hagg was criticized for looking back and trying to find little Greg Rice in lhc Nalional A.A.U. 5000-meler. Experts called It bad technique, pointed j>ul tbnt taking a gander might coxl Guilder the Wonder a close race. There was danger of stumbling, etc. But how can he do that unless he turns bis head and looks backward? There hasn't been anybody of Guilder Magg for , walked only one Jin front \ankcc, was in complete command months n '°"? , 1! ,' C ™' l<; - U toofc " World War to get the njured his strong right Chicago Cubs out of those horrible Candinl .508 .492 .474 .•I7-! .4C9 .45(5 ODT emphasizes that truck and «is operators should have worn parts rebuilt before they reach the point where crystallization sets In, with rcsultniUiiiiclnl fatigue mul breakage. monkey suits. Difficulty in obtaining material for the knitted shirts and pants compelled n return to Hfmnel suits, and it was decided to make the return cofnplcte. Out went the streamlined, vest-type uniform the Cubs had worn for four niglit- mnrish years. The change altered the club only in garb, however, for off paper the Cubs are slill the Cubs. Kill Flies Close windows. Spray Bco Brand Insect Spray- 15 minutes later, sweep tlicm up. Kills mosquitoes, bed bugs, too. Sorry, our Bee Brand Insect Powdtfcur- Uilcd for duration. WEESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, June 28, 8:30 p. m. _ Lowest Admission 0( any Wrcstim* Artna to Araerjc* Seat Ticket, „„ Sa i e ,, S chmuck'. 8Und»rd M SUH«. Comer M»ln and Division. TAG MftTCH- LAWSON& WELCH vs. CASTLE & ZABO 2 30-min. j.fall notches BUCK LAWSON vs. JOB ZABO ROY WELCH •' vs. JBOB CASTLE WHO DUNNIT? ITS7H£fAm6-A-JCEKim\ MONDAY, JUNK 28, The Ball Player and the Kids C'ainilii of Urooklyr Dodgers. baseball's No. 1 father . . lakes children for dip at Belle Harbor, I,on« Island, Left to f"«lit: Richard, 10; Dolnh, Jr .V Doug. 0; Dolph, Sr,; Bruce,'' 22 months; and Uiaiuie. 4. ^ cstcrday s Results SOUI'IIKHN UiAGlJli Ne\v Orleans'1-3, Memphis 4-2. Lillle Hock 10-1, .'Blrmlnt>)i:tm Alliinta 3-3, Chattanooga 0-0. Nashville 9-0, Knoxville 8-5, first, .1 innings. NATIONAL I.GARUE Cincinnati 0-5, Pittsburgh 3-1. Brooklyn 0-0, Philadelphia 4-0. Boston JO-C. New York l-(i. St. Louis 3-4, Chicago 2-3 AMERICAN I.K&UUK New York 3-3, Boston 2-4. Washington 0-4, Philadelphia 0-5. Cleveland 2-0, Chicago 1-2, second, called Mill. St. Louis 0-5, Detroit 3-9. An aviation light signal that operates by fluorescent reflection of "black light' dependably shows signals even in total darkness. Public Roads Administration's latest figures show dial driving restrictions have cut motor fuel lax collections by approximately per cent in a group of 20 states. TEST t *^* ' KTROllim JELIYTHISWAY >'"??. *>"">)">0 MTOTI (luif.,1, and CHIRM. Sntciul il«»lyo pa ,i. IfW r? '',"•"'" f 1 ""'''" l'« « Jiuilily. I'W • uiiwr n, mill chafiiii!. 5c, triple biwj, k i 7:15 Show Starts 7:45 Ailni. Always lie and 25o Last Time Today 'Gentleman Jim' wilii Krrnl Fiyini \- Alois Smith News of (he Day Cartoon Comedy AHEAD Depends Upon Conservation NOW. . . We can look ahead for a speedier Vidnry if the im- IHiifanl Si'cimd Fninl remains strung and carries out i(s responsibilities. The Armed Forces must (jet the proper clollihijr and civilians must learn how to lake cure of what Ihcy have—not buy new things and tempt inflation! 1'amper vour clothes with quality Nu-\Va CleaniiiK.. . . (hey deserve the best; it pay's dividends in smart appearance, longer wear. Cheap dry cleaniiifj is expensive! Choose only quality cleaning! Nil WA lALNDRY^LFANERS PHONE 474 ~ BLYTHEVILLE,ARK. . HOT WEATHER TIP . ..' TO WARTIME"DRIVERS! •n^SS**' NEW SHIPMENT FIREWORKS For the Fourth! ON SALE THROUGH SATURDAY JOYNER OIL CO. Highway 61 North ALL CARS NEED SPECIAL ADJUSTMENTS FOR HOT WEATHER TUNE iii June is good advice at any time. But in wartime, it's almost a "must," if you want your car to last until you can got n new one. Have this important service done by mechanics who understand all the adjustments that should be made in summer. Have it donebyourOldsmobile mechanics, who are factory-trained and equipped to perform every service that may be necessary, on all makes of cars. Drive in this week. Let us give your car a tune-up that covers all possible causes of over-heating trouble. Let us clean the cooling system, flush the radiator, check the operation of the thermostat, and install the correct summer- grade lubricants. Let us make sure your .brake-s aren't dragging and that your wheels are properly aligned. It's the safe thing lo do, it's the saving thing to do, nowl HERE'S WHAT Oi.QSM6BIU= ENGINEERS RECOMMEND: 1. CHANGE OIL J 2. INSPECT THERMOSTAT 3. FLUSH RADIATOR 4. TVNE ENGINE 5. LUBRICATE 6. WASH AND POLISH | i June !s a gaaJ month to Buy War too—lite trtry month of the yurl YOUR OLDSMOBILE DEALER ALL-'ROUND, ALL-QUALITY, ALL-CAR SERVICE ~~~" LEE MOTOR SALES, Inc. " Ul.vlhcville, Ark.

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