The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1943 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 18, 1943
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' f iGE EIGHT liLYTHEVILLE (AKK.)'COURIKU NEWS IfilftLTIOT II Many Barriers To Plan For Using" Mexican Players In This Country MEXICO-CITY, May *8 (UP) — American ' baseball magnates who hope to pick up i (placements for their drafted players in Mexico arc only-pipe dreaming. { Alejandro Aqullar Reyes, founder of Ihe Mexican Baseball League, points out that such owners nrc flattering Mexico and fooling them- MlVCS. The Mexican expert says there are many obstacles to such a scheme. And he adds thai quality is not one of them. , Reyes says one of the greatest obstacles Is tlic language barrier which few Mexican ball players can overcome. Then too, they arc used to a three- game- a- week schedule and find (he additional games iii the united Stales a decided physical sli'aln. .•' Homesickness^ is another barrier tha_t: is .difficult to'eliminate. Reyes believes" only one oul of every 20 Mexican players going la Ihe United States would' make good. . All !n\all, the baseball .situation in Mexico is more Inviting to the Mexican player. He plays only Thursdays, Sal- urdays and .Sundays and practices on -Tuesday.. The top salary Is $150 » month'and Ihe'average Is around The Mexican baseball setup is EO inviting. lo players from other countries', that the league big-wins were forced lo iml a limit on the number of foreign players with each club. The : limit this year is six,- one more than last year's standard. Reyes says If American baseball moguls can match the leisurely playing conditions prevailing in baseball 'ln ! the 'Unlled States will profit. Bill at tlic moment, he says, It isn't likely lo work out. Wild BiU Donovan Had Control Pitching Detroit To Three Flags Hv IIAKRY GltAYSON M:A Sports Krtllor There were times early in his ca reer ivlicn Wllllaiii E. Donovnu ex-' ncrlcnccd • difficulty locating the; plate, but Wild Hill had things un-i der control pitching Detroit lo sue- j cesslvc pennants In 1001-08-09, Donovan wns n forniful riylit- handcr with blazing s|>eed and nil! old-fashlotied side-arm Inshool? and quick out-drop. ! In later years, as manager of the Yankees, Phillies and minor league clubs. Wild Bill liked lo talk of pitching, pointed out that, the trouble with most hurlers wasi they could not curve the ball. i "They have n freak delivery of! some kind, but they do not lake the (rouble and pai;is to master a real curve," he would stress, adding dial the food curve ball pitcher wns ns successful ns ever. He could not understand the net-led of the curve. .Donovan ivns a good looking man with n conlaylous smile. lie wns one of ilie hc.vl liked players of (he game, enjoyed the snmc popularity as n manager. A trim fellow who did not run to excess wslghl, lie stood six feel, ojie e'nme In at 185 pounds. Wild Hill broke into the bfe show with the' Washington National's, lie settled down, :uxl its'Connie Mack used up DygcH, Rube Waddell and Kddlc Plunk. , Tlie A's and Tigers were bitter rivals, and n clean .sweep In Philadelphia, where the Detroit? opened their final eastern swing, would nut them smack diib on the Mack- tan heels. Defeat would practical- 1 Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE V - \v. L. ret. xCnattanoogii . ... 14 7 .GG7 xBirhilhgham ..15 8 .052 xNashville . ...'. 14 8 '.63U xLIltle.Rock . 12 10 .545 xNcw Orleans . - 12 12 .500 Atlanta•".'.' '..........'.... fl 13 .331 Knoxvillo . '.,.614 .300 ^Memphis 6 15 .'28C '.j Wild Kill 'arncd more nbout' baseball nnctcr p 'c(( Hnnlon In Brooklyn, Jumped j-,.-.,.- o.tbc new American Lcnijue in'l <•*>«,< 903. KMT HIS FAST BALL HIGH Donovan kept tils swift one high j •Ith the Idea of.having bailers pop*p. ;VVl)lIe the rule reads Ihe same, between knees ' -' nnd .shoulders," mplrcs,of Wild .Bill's day carried out to the teller, whereas In more -.'cent years umpires hiivc rcgurd- d (he arm plls as the (op of Ibc Iriko v.oiic. Thus tlic tendency to itch low In an attempt to force alters to Jill the ball into tlie Brooklyn St/.Lduis Boston . Cincinnati Philadelphia . NATIONAL LEAGUE ' W, L. Pet 17 „;..• 12 7 8 11 8 11 12 10 11 Pittsburgh 9 10 New York . 10 13 Chicago . 7 10 .708 .COO .570 .478 .47G .474 .435 .304 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L Pet. 14 8 .83(5 13 0 .591 14 11 .560 .500 .47 G .440 .421 Hew York .', .'..'.. Cleveland Washington 1 ... St. 'Louis 0 0 Detroit , 10 11 Philadelphia •. 11 14 Chicago , 8 11 Boston 8 14 Donovaji was an Iron Man, a 'Illing worker. He pitched 33 com- lete gaines in his first year with JelroiMwas one of two pitchers > win inorc than he lost with n iith place aggregation, but did not cale the heights mull; 1907, when : was practically unbeatable. Wild Bill bagged 43 games while osing no,'more, than 11 in '07-;md 08, his 25 and 4 In '07 making him he league leader with .BU2. Only wo pitchers have had a higher vlnnlnii percentage in the majors —Smoky Joe Wood of the Red Sox n '12 ami Robert Moses Grove of tlic Athletics in '31. .3C4 • Yesterday's Results ; . SOUTHEKN LEAGUE Night'games.. Memphis at Birmingham. New Orlratis 'at Little Rock. Nashville at CHaUniiooga. Only-games scheduled. ' - . NATIONAl LEAGUE Cincinnati 3, New'York, 1. Philadelphia a, Chicago 4. Brooklyn' 1, St. Louis 0. Pittsburgh at Uoston lo be played at later dale. .'.'. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington t al St.''Louis, postponed. ' New York at Detroit, postponed. Boston at Cleveland, postponed. Only games scheduled. Read, Courier News Want Ada. | ly mean elimination. KILLKI) IN TKAIN WKKCK The first game went to tlic Tl- (,ers, 5-4, nnd their uphill /Mil ilicrritid Oonovan started Ihe learn i on n rampage in which Ihcy Iwi/.' gcd 11 of 13 on Ihe road lo con Inn bunlhig. ' In 'OS, it was Donovan who was sent In lo beat Ihe White Box in Chicago and grab the gonfalon on Iho final day of the famous three- way race. Detroit lost (he. first two Binnes, but wild Hill brat DOC Wlilte, Smith and llig E<| Walsh 5-1. Donovan hail little luck in' World Series, lost four out of five was twice shut out. Donovan was killed In December. 1323, in the; wreck of the Twcntlelh Century Limited near lirio, Pa., cnroule to lliu major league incolingK, where he was to represent the New Haven club Wild Dill Donovan died with his boots on. Thai Is Ihe way he would have liked to go. Donovan pitched many games lhal arc still discussed, but. one Unit stands out is Ihu 17-lnnlng 10-10 tie u'llh (he •Athletics at I'hllndclphla'd. old Columbia Ave- imc I'iirk In September, '07 in which the Tigers staged n conic- buck which , Inspired them to go on lo the pennant when it appeared that (hc.v were almost hopelessly out of It. Hurt not i Donovan resided in Philadelphia, where he was a magnetic attraction, Ilnghlc Jennings undoubtedly .jyould have had him out of lliat "one, fnr he was no myslcry for seven rounds, the home guard sporting a !) to 3 lead vjien the Tigers scored four runs. Then', In thu ninth, Wahoo S:im Craw- lord doubled and Tyius Itnytnoiut Colib mnnufrtclured a home run to knot tlic count. Both sides soored in the 14th, but the A's niched Donovnu for no more thnn two or three hits once PiENTY Of RICH TASTE COMING THROUGH MILD, flnUToll-your-own ciK«rct(e.l (n every Imntly pncket AlBERT'S CjUMP CUT SETS (I/tiff f, ROLLS , EASY, NEAT > Open 7:15 Show Starts 7:15 _Adm. Always lie and 25c TUESDAY PAL NITE 2 Tickcls (or 25c 'Shepherd of the (barks' . "" * With The Weaver Bros. & Elviry Scleckd Shorts ^Wednesday & Thursday 'Ladles In : Retirement' ". ," * f . ' with M« Lipino & Lo«ls Hajw^rd Comedy NtWi at the Day THE NATIONAL JOYJ>MOKE Attention, Legionaires And Ex-Service Men PROGRAM for TUESDAY MITE Kegular Mcclinu ;il 8 d'flnck SOUND PICTURES AT 8:30 "ftnchors Aweigh" - - - Splendid Lackfirumid scents of the s- ;lvv ;lt M - t foni-iil Thibault .s| I)gs n lc x ;iv .v sons. "Target For Tonight" home. Hot Dogs And Coffee AT THE LEGION HUT -8 P. M. TUESDAY DUD CASON POST NO. 24, AMERICAN LEGION Today's Games s SOIITIIKKN LKAGUK Memphis at Hirmlngliam, night New Orleans at Little Hock'. ' Nashville at Cliallanooga. Knoxvillc at Atlanta. • NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago .at Philadelphia, night IMtlsburgh at , Boston. SI. Louis at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at New York AMKKICAN I.KAC.IJK !:, Huston ni Cleveland, night. New York at Detroit. .. , Washington at St. Louis. Philadelphia at Chicago. TUESDAY,. MAY' 18,' 1<M3 Cincinnati Defeats Listless Giants 3- 1 To Jump From Sixth Ily Hulled I'lvss DnuMc Jiiintis were the order of Hie (In)' for two -teams In the National League yesterday. Til? Cincinnati Reds climbed from slxflt place la fourth liy turning Iwck the New York Giants, 3 to 1, at tnc Polo Grounds. The lifeless Giants contributed to Ilidr own delinquency by leaving; 13 runners stranded on base. And K'lten they did miiiingc to putii iumss a run It took three liils In the s.u»c- Inning. liuy-Slarr. Cincinnati right-hand- er, we ..t'i|> clglil hits line! came Ihrough with a stiiRic in the second ttilti Hie bugs Joadi'd to .score.' two runs. Loimlc Frcy- followed him to Hie lilrilc und singled home the Iteils' rinol counlcr. Tli" riiiladclplilii Phlllle.s- snoaktd inlo flflli plate, two'points ahead ol Ilia' Idle 1'UUbiirijh Pirates. Ijy ratlnK the hapless Chira^o ciilw, 8 lo -I, ill Shilje Kirk. Tlicj .Gnus [jot away lo a three rim lead In Ihe firsL l;niiii|,'.!)iil il clicln't.disturb the Inspired Phillies. 'J'lif.v upiincrel tack in llicir linir of the Inning to score five runs. Johnny IVKlt-aJoy went all the way for the winners and allowed clglit hits. Danny Ulwliiler, Philly outfielder, 1)11 his fourth home run in the second liming. In a twilight Bame al Brooklyn, (lie IJoilgers streiigllirned their lead in the National League by shutting out (lie SI. Louis Cardinals, 1 lo 0. The loss dropped the Red Birds Into llilnl place, a Jxtlf a gnmc behind the Idle rioston Braves. JtnlJe Mtilon held the cliamplons to five hits In chalking up his first win a.s a ;Dodger. Cardinal hurlcr lluwlc Pallet was weak In the curly. Innings Inn excellent,, infield play held the Dodgers to one run. JlD settled down.after the thii-d In- ning'and no UodL'er got beyond Ilrst e in thelast five frames. Twelve i thousand fans' watched Ihe cpiilusl which saiv Dixie Walker score the ; only run. : No games were played in the American League. ' " ; ' C RAY SON S Uf-ltlEJMCJkJI H-lLJdjl. M- I I I I I i-H-t- SCOREBOARD By 1IAKKY NEW YORK.—New York's upper Wcsl Bide police, as in other American dolling iioi.s, find that baseball bats and gloves oifsct more criminal tendencies npiong- kids than Ihe billy club. Like nil American kids, upper west Side youngsters arc grcgarl- ons. AJo fctvef (hail 23 (,'anus formerly battled it out, too Ire- iliii'iilly /a|,ully for some. ''J'hiit was before Police Inspector Wil- llfim l'. Q'Jiiien diverted youthful energies lo cunslrulivc channels. 'Hils i'icd !'i|icr, wnci probably never studied social rehabilitation, with Patrolmen George Sullivan and Charles Jones, a Negro graduate and alhlele of New York University, nrgmiiwd (he gangs into ,20 leagues which npcriUc after .school hours and on Sunday. | Members arc from H to 17 and arc i-umpclinn for Ihc right lo piny ; Jn a championship satnc preliminary to Ihc annual Police-Fire Department go me at [he I'olo Ciiounds in August. Lcgilimalo personal grievances are settled, under supervision with boxlni! gloves. Inspector O'liricti knows kids arc Inherently good and continue ns such until bad example by adults creeps in.- The idea is a boost- for spurts (•cncrally, nnd should be emulated. Rtad Courier News want ads. Navy recruits nt Great l^kcs arc entertaining themselves with 80 boxing touts in one hour and 40 minutes. Mats sufficient for eight bouts to progress simultaneously are spread on the deck of one of the huge drill halls. Contestants are matched to within five pounds of each oilier. Contestants arc In opposite corners, as usual, and iinolher set of opponents occupies the normally neutral corners. Rounds are only of one minute's duration and at the cud of that, time the walling battlers lake over and fluht Ihelr first round during the period. Il's a bit difficult on (he Judges but this breakneck pace of organ-' tod confusion continues imii BO bouts have been completed Programs arc preceded by Instruction periods. Each recruit has about the same amount of experience and li-.iinlng. Competition is heightened by mulching companies who have buill U]> rivalry by miar- lerlng near each olliei ;,, K I ccim- peling in other phases of recruit life. Results are usually close The other night, for imliiiice. C'omp-niv 294 won DO bouts as against 3fi for Company 235, ami u, cl - c wrre half dozen draws. Ti's another •jihliHie | stc ., m turning out fighting men in wholesale lots, * * * Hoss players employing the Int pin system uL 3elmont Park -ire walking more than three miles to and from the railroad station. Jims, n No. 17 coupon for shoes becomes as essential as Ihq winner of the next race. CHICKASAW \Vcs( Main Near 2lsl Kt. Sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts l;U Nj.eht shows 5:45 Kxwiit Monday, opens 6:45 C'ontinuuus shows Sat. and Sun. TUESDAY BUDDY NITK I'wo llrktta for the prlte of on » p "IIKI.1,0 SUCKUK" H'lOi HtiKli llcrlicrt Cuinoily—t'athc News ii'whiy & Thursday Double Feature VICTOKV" IriMlcrlik Miiirli & Ilctl.v Field anil "JIS'.SJDK THIi i,\\\» I lank Stiilly & l.uuaniia Wallers Krlutleil Shorts How did I know you'd need bombs f M OUKthanlmH lliclroiiibs this country makes exist by \vhnl you might c;<li ;in 'accident.' "Sonic accident, too! I saw il happen. "It was 1935. \Vc research workers at Esso were Irying many things with petroleum lo sue what, else we could Icarii about it. Ami up c:itiie u process for synlliclic toluol. "Well, yon need toluol to make TNT. Bul coal- tar was providing all the toluol the country needed —then. • "However... all the tolmd'-jfou coithl gel from cntiltnr troiiW mn/.'o far less than half the TNT la,-'re using now.' The. other half is inaife by i|| iU K sso ,, roce6S perfected back in 1935. "iN Y ow...l didn't itnpH- jhen that you'd nml liutnUs, and ncillicr did you. Aiul'l can Iiciir ;i ii)t of people say 'Boy was that discovery a lucky tiling!'... ''But I don't cali it luck. I call it the American idea HI work. We hit on thai process hccuusc free American people expect so much that American (.•oinpniHcs have to learn everything they can about new and belter methods just to stay oul front in business. ''If lliis war didn't prove anything else, it would prove that nothing like America ever ex- islet! anywhere before. What other idea ever did so many people so much good in peacetime? What other idea ever turned out so much might so fust in lime of war?" TUt: FIRST "K r> "' MTARItKI) TO l>KTROl.KVM RKSEARCU WORKKRS €sso Where America gen the foremotl petroleum research / STANDARD O1V COMPANY OF LOUISIANA

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