The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1943 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 30, 1943
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/, PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVIIJiE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Flying Parson Won't Re= veal Details; Will Meet •Swede In Chicago By United Press Mister Dodds is planning lo go lo' town In Chicago nest Friday night. It's Gilbert Dodds, (lie flying person, who will try to match itrldes nith wonder Guilder Hngg ever the t«'a-niile route at Soldiers' Field. ,The pace-setting preacher Is determined to piove thill Hayg can be beaten and he Ililnks that he may be the guy to do It. Dodds has n dcnnllc plan up Ms- sleeve . thai lie Is counting on to bring him victory over the Smorgasbord Special. He says, "I've got certain ideas about how I'm going to run this rtce and I hope they'll work out «)i.tight." There has been no elaboration from Dodds on exactly how he plans to beat the man who boat Greg Rice in Ms only American race so far. But Gilbert is a pounding ruiincr Who ilkes to gel In front and slay there and the two-mile was his best distance before lie dropped to the:mi!e route and scored n series of amazing upsets. Gil lias mi amazing record on the cinders and Is often mills' Oiled the Mail Order Special. That's because most of his early training Was gained from Ltoyd Halm, for- •rnet- mile champ, who coached Dodds by mall. 'Under Halm's tutelage, the embryo parson won Hie NCAA cross- country title and the Central Col- Wgiate Conference two-mile race while attending Aslilanri College In 'Ohio. <Then he came east and flashed •cross, the horizon to stardom When lie beat Les MacMitchell, Uie indoor mile title-holder, for the AA0 board track title, .'Gil didn't sec Hagg beat Greg Rice' at New York'.'; Randall's Is- tand, but he is confident thai he will show at least as well as the Merchant Mariner did. : Oiio thing In' Dodds 1 favor is the fact'that lie is In top form—which Was not true of iilce. The 25-yeai- bld. bcspectabled Gordon Seminary student has been training hard lor )its race with Hngg. It.seems certain that If Guilder Is to win he will have lo better the American record of 8 niiu- ll.tfs,. 58 and 3-10 seconds scl by Don Lash 'at Princeton In 1936. Baseball Standings •' SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Nashville . ...422!> .filfi JiLittle Rock 3528 .553 XBirmhighnm 38 32 .5-13 XNew Orleans 3035 .507 XChattanooga 31 31 .500 XAtlahta 3234 .485 Knbxvillc . 27 3G .429 XMraphis 22 41 .349 NATIONAL LEAGUE T'.y-: •.-•:-•-• - • W. L. Pel. StrLouis 3722 .C27 Brooklyn .,...' 40 2G .606 Pittsburgh 32 28 .533 Cincinnati ...: 30 29 .508 Philadelphia 3031 .492 Boston .. —; 2830 .483 Chicago 23 38 .377 New York 23 39 .371 Rixey Never Overcame Stage Fright; It Reminded Him He Must Try To Win /AMERICAN New York Washing ton Boston Cleveland Detroit Chicago :..... Philadelphia St. Louis .... LEAGUE W. L. Pet. 33 24 .579 34 28 .548 32 31 30 31 27 30 27 30 30 34 2G 31 .508 .492 .474 .474 .-169 .450 ^-Yesterday's Results .'; SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville at. Knoxvill?, postponed Night games: , .Memphis at New Orleans . Little Rock at Birmingham. Chattanooga at Allanla. '•'.-. .''.. NATIONAL LEAGUE •No games scheduled ; _. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games'scheduled. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Chattanooga at Atlanta. Nashville at Knbxville. Little Rock at Birmingham. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. St. Louis at New York (2). Chicago at Boston (2). Cincinnati at Brooklyn (2). AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston at Detroit. New York at Cleveland. Philadelphia al St. Louis. Washington at Chicago. 30 Ex-Coachts at Athens ATHENS, Ga , (UP)—Six college Wad coaches, two assistants and 22 former scholastic coaches are •ftiong new officers stationed at the Athens Navy Pre-Fllght School lo •«sist In the training of more than J.OOO atlatlon cadets taking the 12\ Week course.'. Veteran .Coach Serves V Ames, ta ' (UP)—Hugo Otopallk, Uteran low* State wrestling and fda coach,' h»s left to serve with the American Red Cross In foreign •ervico for* the duration of the war. H« Mill serve as a club program director In leave areas abroad. ^One Abd one-half acres of farm Buxl per person Is, required for the production of enough food lor an ~~- diet. By HARKV GRAVSON Eppa nixcy stood six /cet five, weighed 210 pounds. His feel were so large batters said thty were Jusl '-Is legs rolled taider him. Bill Phelon, 'the baseball writer, called him Eppa Jcpha nixcy. It. lent nn alliterative ring, was from the biblical figure. Cy nigler, Ihe umpire! discovered nixey on the basketball court of the University of Virginia, where he studied law. Young nixcy also played golf and tennis. Kigler told him he hnd everything, niid Ihe Colossus of Ciilpepper Court House made good by striking out. 21. Grow Cleveland Alexander took fancy lo Rixey, Ihc collegian, whin lie joined the Phillies In 1912, corrected his style. Rlxcy nske4 Alex how he could get a belter curve, wns told to get a Job In a pretzel factory. Rlxcy stepped directly from the campus to the Phillies, was a National League standby for 21 years, never pitched In the minors, He was with only two clubs, accompanying 1'at Moran lo the Reds In 1021. Quiet, shy and a model of deportment, Rlxcy was considerable pitcher when he called It a career In 1933 to devote his cnllre time and attention to flourishing Insurance in Cincinnati. At Ihc finish he got «s much kick out of winning ns he did In his undergraduate days. He didn't like to lose. Rl\ey recalls breaking In against tile Cubs of Tinker lo Evcrs to Chnncc in J912, and shutting them out. p "I was afraid to go out on the mound," lie snld. "f never quite lost that feeling of almost chili)-, ish nervousness, Only aflcr I was set In a game did I lose some of it. After 21 years one would think n pitcher would overcome singe friglit, but I didn't. And I really b;lleve 11 helped inc. It reminded me that 1 must above all things try my best to win" INSTKtiCTOIt IN CHKMISTRV Rixey too frequently had bad clubs behind him, so should be flntlcreil by l;ls winning average of .514. He won 2CG games, losl 251. He had one of his poorest seasons H'hoii he helped Alex and Ihe Phillies lo the pennant In '15, In Ihc World Scries Moran sent toy Into only one game, Ihe fifth and last in Philadelphia. He relieved Erskine Mayer In the third inning with the score' tied, 2-2. The Phillies made two-runs in the fourth and he followed with some Kixey worked on batters, tried to make them lilt had balls. lie liked to go down line until count was three and two, 1 Virginian's frcmemloiis licie;lil reduced pitcliini; distance. great pitching, Iioldtim the Hcd Pox to four hll.s the balance of Ihe gnme. Util two of (he hlls were home run.'; Into the left tenter field bleachers by Harry Hooper and heal the Phlllle.s, 5-4. The following yfar found Rixey at, his best. He won 22, lost 10, and hnd nn cnrncd-nm average of 1.H5. He bngi'nl 100 fames In his first five campaigns with the Heritors. He hurled 27 consecutive score Icsw Innings, yielded Just two rims in three straight ulnrllng names when he wns 41 years of nge. Rlxcy wn.s an Instructor In chemistry for a brief iwrlod before deciding to cast his lot with baseball. Among his college degrees are a B. S. and an M. A. UK comes from one of the .first families of Virginia. In World War I he nerved in France us a lieutenant. In an engineer regiment brigaded with n gns and flame division •WTCHKI) A LOT OF HALLS One hundred and twenty or thir- ly was the average number of lull thrown by Hlncy In a game. "A pitcher is foolish to folio 1 anybody clss's style," he explain "No two pitchers are alike. What good tor one is bad for another. "I pitched a lot of bulls, bu generally I didn't bear down vcr hind more than hall a dozen time in a game. I liked to work on th ImlltT. My control wns always prel ly good, especially for a Ipfl-lmni er. I knew 1 could get the bull ovc if I wanted to, but schemed 1 make Ihc batter lilt ril n bad bill 1 wither liked to go down the lin until the count was three and twi Three mid two didn't bother me 1)11, was no indication of wildness Hlxey was the Nemesis of Ol Dlnck Lightning Muck Wheat, on of Ihc great hiucrs of the day. Opposing players Rot FUxey's got whistling . "Marching Throun tirorjjlu." Eppa lilxey was-und l s —,i south crn (jcnllcmnn. HARRV GRAYSON NEA Sports Cdllbr NEW YORK.-Tliey backed the l.recntrce entry down to IB to 20 argcly because Shut Out returned o form following four poor efforts this season in winning the Celt Purse going, away from Market Wise five days previous. rJT ^ was m< ='piiik hoort of Devil Diver which came • bobblnc down In front in the famous Brooklyn Handicap' : ni'n 'mile and a quarter. "Shut out didn't like the track " explained Oeorgle Woolf, admitting that it was difficult to understand Inasmuch as it was over Ihe same " •- ">'" vtvi tiji: MUIIC Aqueduct strip that he ran nwnv from Market wise and Attention the previous Monday. "The track wns dug up a iuti c more than usual. H was a little deeper, but Shut Out made no effort to run He couldn't itiitrack himself" Whining the Toboggan, Metropolitan, Curler and Brooklyn. Handicaps this senson, Dcvil Diver vindicated the judgment of Major Louie A. Beard, who looks after the-Whitney racing interests, and Eddie Arcaro and others attached to Oreentrce. It wns nl Kccneland in April of last year that Ben Jones predicted Devil Diver would win the Ken[«<*}' Derby, (old mo he would trade every horse In the Calumet string except Whirlnway for the bay son of St. Germans-Dabchlck by Royal Minstrel. Devil Diver had Just beaten Whirlaway in a sprint Arcaro hnd his choice of Devil Diver and Shut Out In the Derby and Preakness, stuck lo the lor- ,,i i >,' •" " >»*. They laughed at hi,,' when """' """' "'''<""•">'" Shut out copped the Derby after acting as a policeman, and when came from nowhere to Ag n form of gravel had worked im Into his right front foot. Considerable pus was draining from n. Devil Diver was out mull this spring. It wits pretty obvious no one could catch Devil Diver in the $30 TOO Brooklyn when young Steve Brooks .stuck his nose in front at the mile, and nil Ui c B0m | O lri iiorses were In there except Whirl- nwjiy and Alsnb. Devil Diver easily could be the finest handicap horse of lhi> dnv Major uciirtl. Plain Hen Jones and' Eddie Arcaro hnd the right .slant The fellow is just now getting ;, Old King Carl May Be Ole Man Hi vcr B.v NKA Service NEW YOUK.-From the looks of tilings, they'll have to (nek another moniker onto OUI Kin- Carl Hubwell—and ll'll he Ole Man Kiver When the perennial Giant pitcher celebrated his iuth birthday soon lifter pulling |),e New lork Nationals out of two losing streaks, (he amn/ed multitude bombarded him with the question •How much longer do you expect to be m major league baseball?" "How should I know?" shut back the Oklnhonwn, with 11 grin Thn war has n lot to do with u jj there's no discontinuance of the game and I'm able to keep on mv regular turn, I mn y i,,. st several years. There's nolhtng ihal'll send "" old pilchci , - ...... iiu>vnt:ic 10 cstab ish a Prcakncss record and trim them both as the greatest racing son of Equipoise suffered interference. Devil Diver appeared bcsl at 2 Ke won the Hopeful, lost the P,, ' turily to Some Chance In n ph oto tnish. Shut Out went on to 3-vear- olri championship, however, bagged the Bctmom Stakes and Arlington C assic. wns Ihc leading moncy- winncr of the year. Dcvil Diver stumbled nlong and t wasn't until it became infected during the fall meeting at u c |- nont that it was discovered that JIADIGAX WON'T l-Ttt, BADLY— COXDIT10.V COUNTS IOWA C1TV, la. (UI>. _ Slip , . _ p Madigan, tlie. new Universitv of Iowa football coach, wants a winning team but won't feel lo budlv « his arc beaten often in meeting five Uig Ten rivals two service teams and Nebraska Slip isn't gelling in an carlv alibi but just feels that phvsiea'l and mental conditioning of youths who soon will enler (he armed services should be Ihc chief objective during wartime. Human skulls arc commonly us- I as drinking cups amoni; "rnrlv peoples of the world. Charley Bresson ;;ain Base Coach •• For Brooklyn Club NEW YORK, June 30. ' (UP)— Mr. D. is back on Ihe third bits coaching hue for the Brookly Dodgers. •'• Nope, it isn't Leo Dm'ocher—It Charley Dresscn who is known a OIK; of I ho grcntest sfgnnl stcnlcr of all time. • i i Charley was fired by Dciico Branch Rickey when lie took ovt Ihc reins of the Flatbush flock But now he's been rehlred Rickey. The D. nnd D. duo went Ihroug four seasons together »l Brook lyn. Unrocher sitting in the dri\ cr's sent and Chnrlcy riding hei on the unse runnels. Chuck—ns he Is known lo mos of his admirers—Joined Ihe Dodg rrs al Ihc .same rime Dial Larr MncPhnil hired Lippy as inniingo' That was immedinlcly after Hi 1038 season. Previously he 1m managed the Cincinnati Heels—al; under MncPiiaU's direction. Around Ihird base. Chuck hi, built up a reputation ns Ihc mos danserous and toughest of nil Hi Brooklynilcs. Ills ability lo (ins signals lo Dodger batters hns helj: cd win ninny a ball game. Since he wns fired last winlci Chnrley has been out of bnsebnl although he hns been offered Hi inatingcrelilp of the St. Paul Sninl In the American Association man times. He was also a close contender fo Iho job of managing (.he Phlln delphia I'hil.s—now so "capably hnli died by Hucky Harris. After- Drcssen left Ihc Dadgc'rs Durochcr on several occasions madi II plain Hint he wanted the old timer back on the coaching line. In fuel, Lippy hns said that iv considers Dresscn the tops of coaches. al SPORT si torn s— Kx-faRC Star Killed CRETE. N'cb, (UP) — Lt. Doll Knsliifek, Doanc College star, wh tinned South America with the AAIT basketball team in (938-3!) las been reported killed in nctior u the Middle East. TE ST Onrcr. I^IIR tttTT* prove Morollnc'rt '•'-S «in,illty. s.wthp.5 illatKf m.^. .Inc. fcfapo* anil minor l"irn^. ioj set a lot lor of, triple site, lOf. New Dodger Helps Strengthen Infield NEW YORK, June 29 (UP) _ llrtinch Rickey and Leo Durocher nre In high spirits over the new addition to the Brooklyn Doducr.s' lineup-one John Duncan liurkley Jr. He Is the man thai all Flntbiish looklnij to as a .slop-gap between second and third—one of the l)| K - gcsl holes In Ihe Dodger*' Jjifield ils year. Jilckcy dug liim up In Kansas where Johnny had been out of organized baseball (or the p-ist o years. in his first three starts wild .e f ock, Barklcy punched rnil. four singles In |! (, | ts for n r,i I wane, and his flclilliu has hpwi 1943 snappy and jslinrp, Tlic lad from u>e Sunflower . --• ">.v oiuiiiuwcr slate hasnt been with Brooklyn lone enough 1 0 ,, 1)ss 1CiI , j udgmcnt on his ulaylng ability, but at least "« doesn't have big league slage He bals and throws from Ihc right side nnd in his llirce games against Die 1'hlh has proven that he Is an adept bimler. Wilh liarkle's speed lie should w able lo Dent out a goodly number of those bunls Youngblood Appointed Arkansas State Coach Louisiana Junior Clyde Trlfkcy, College, Monroe, head conch at Jonesboro High School, will be his assistant. ?. I'lTCIIKKS WIVIDK HAItOAlN f)AV 1111,1, WASHINGTON 'Ul')~ A Washington Senator-Cleveland Indian doublchcader provided a pitching rarity for Ale?: Carrasttucl, capital veteran, and Pete Center, Tribe rookie. Center lost the first game and won the second. Carrasriuel won Ihc first and lost the second, They both were pitching in both games In relief roles. n, •d h • n , ;,, o lr «° " as « "™ "<•»'•• a Iiailclorm did . hlctlc coach. He Is Dewey Yomig- the value ol RGOCWao Wood, formerly coach al Northeast Tex., in May, inzo. Purgatory, Alaska, and Hell, Norway, are In the same geographical latitude. Kill Mosquitoes Spray room with Bee Bnmd Insect Spray. IS minutes liter, sweep them, up. Kills flies, bed bugs, too. S*rry, •ur 8«> tti*i Tips for bomefront furloughs about. A coat oi: tan isn't enough for summer wear. Something- else must be added, and we recommend these comfortable leisure jackets and slacks. They're a winning- com- .bination. They possess "that something" that is instantaneous. They pack both smart appearance and personality and there's a brilliant selection. Come in and get set for the 4th. %. Leisure Jackets from $ 10 95 Slack from $ 6 95 / -'4'V*; ^'A/ :i. 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