The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1937 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 30, 1937
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>AGB SIX BLYTHEVJI4.E, (ARK.)'. COURIER; of the pist tind Hioken Bals of No. 1 Item In His Vast Collection • , RV (UFNN A. llnltfd . Press Slnff Oorrcspoiulfiil ROCHESTER, N. Y. (UPt James "Hip" Collins, Gushoiise . alumnus Chicago Cubs' flist-base '. jrjan, -journalist, after-dlnnei speaker, and radio cbnunenUUoi, also can be ]Isle<l os America's Nc. 1 '.collector. .of baseball brlc-a-brac. • Tile .former St.; Louis Cardinal, vlio hop"; tc lake over the key- •s(oi:e sack tit Wrlgley Field tills .summer, has :n large .assortment «! collections. ranging from tots liiokcn by rvciy slai In the game to Jal Hal racqueh used by champions of Dm cub.ii) national jm- tlrne. A baseball fan could send an Interesting week In llic J big basement and ntllc of the spacious Collins home here .without over •picking .np the same article twice. And If the fan weie lucky enough to be accompanied by the illustrious collector himself, he would discover every one of .some 10.000 ai tides has Us own Inleieillng history. Has 500 Broken Bats Among [he •iOO Kerns in this collection are bats hioken by Hull) Homsby, Sislei, Johnbon c.eii and othei picsent Collins' mast prl?ed bat, how- nci. Is not broken. Dining the 1334 season, when the great Je- lome Herman Dean was setting n scotching pace foi big league liuil- ci-s, one of Dlz?y'<i Mexican fans presented him with an oinnineiitnl miniature bat, hand-carved and bearing tlic Inscription- "A B Marcus International Show man" The collectoi In Rip Collins ej'od Dim's tiophy longingly for almost (wo •seasons, then one day when the Dean back was tinned— ' "I swiped," Rip gilnnineiy confessed "And ole Dlz doesn't know 'loday who got his minlatuie bat" Surprise Awaits, "Dlzij" But even if Di«y should lead tills down In Florid-), about all he can do now Is face noith and Irtnl a few epithets Collins 1 way. For the Ripper, with customary (jas- house .fortitude, has had inscribed . i" gilt letteis on the multi-hucd little bat; ' To Jamrs nip Collins — from Dizzy." Collins keeps his big bat collection In the basement And he complains hair-heartedly, (hat the coalman, the milkman, the grocery boy and even the nclEliboiliood kids Mep this collection , from mounting, e <\ ,y -"When I'm not around'they just go in and lielp themselves to a Ruth or a Hornsby club'"i Rin explained •' Few are the visitors, however who have access to the Collins at;_ tic, which Is jammed to the rafters with collection's of photographs, chests of autographed balls, old gloves, shoes, pennants magazines and bundles of newspaper clippings Owns 3,000 Autograph, The collectoi estimates he has J.tOO autographed pictures, including those of celebrities from every field of sport nnd ctery pio- fesslon. Pictures of baseball plav- . ers are grouped tn teams and neatly framed, while Individual Football Coach With Punch pictures are strung In long lines across the celling His collection of_ autographed miniature bats, numbering several Hundred, also Is airanged bi team groups, and tacked in frames from which fences are built. Among Rip's collection of old gloies Is one he puzes as a good- iick charm During the thick of the 1934 National League pennant chase, which the Cards won, wild Bill Hallahan lost his glove Rip dug up this one, a bedrag 6 led four-finger model, and lent it to Glove Not For Sale Hallahan won every game he pitched while using Rip's glo\e Lalei Bill tried vainly to purchase the museum piece, Its owner related After browsing through Collins attic and basement, a visitor won ders how a single man could galh er so many interesting Items ' One man couldn't," Rip admits "Darn near every guy in the Came knows it's my bobby. \Vhei they see anything that looks gooc they pass It along." Fair Association Re h t s Atli'ctic Fift'.-l. r,> 3 iul' slan'l lo Terry's' Firm Tin* Mlsi|.sslt)>i! Ciitritv Pair Association has entered Into n 'contract with Ihe nlythsvlllp nasohall Company.'inc.. by-whleh the at!). Idle dJld and grandstand at the rnli-nroii'Kh 'Is rafted to the baseball club for ths approachlnj se;i- fion. ' Ti'e fair nssochtlon v/lll reali/c ft net rental.'of SRHO for MIS?'of the nelil ami Ki'iintlslan-l clurln°, the regular Northeast Arkansas.feague lilnvln^ season an-1 for siieii posts r .'n;;on games as may be MaJ. Hob Neyland,-right, football coacli of (ho University of Tcn- icssee, has Just.let a right hum! punch eo In sparring with Joe Little, his center ami.a heavyweight rinysler, In addition to being a sine end.nnd pitcher at West, Point in lfM4-15-ll>. Cadet Neyland was heavyweight boxing champion although he scaled, only 175 pounds. The major can't resist assisting Coach liree/y wyiin Ivnln Volunteer glovcmcn. Spotlight golf, nir English invention for reproducing nearly every feature of the outdoor game indoors, was Introduced in New York by a match In which Long Ji m Barnes, right, mi National Open and 1025 British Open champion, defeated Jerome Travers left four times American nnwtcnr champion nnd 1915 Open'/title- wllh a ball tied to a string Sensitive electrical meclran- falthfully reproducing on a holder, 3 and 1. The game Is played connected with a recording machine, ism registers' distance and direction, little map Inside of the cabluel [lie effect of the shot On The Outside-Looking In By "DUKF." Ben Epstein, sports editor ot the Arkansas Gazette, opens his column, "Gazette Sports daring", today with a few words about and from Henfy Hudson, former lilylhe- vllle Chlckasaw mentor. Epstein writes: "Hudson Picks Craig "Henry Hudson, 01)2 of John Tucker's "T" men at Arkansas ! Louis Wins By Decision Over Pastor No WrestHng Show At Legion Hut Monday Night Tliere will be no wrestling show fll the Legion arena next Monday — — -•• -^^...^ .^ « C i night, Clarence Holder, promoter sports teacher. But thai Isn't I6r the I,fPinn nnnnnriAAu^ 11.1.. ft ft ] v n-lifl t t^n f,rn ifin^ i^ «_. NEW YORK. Jan 30—Dob Pastor, New* York's col'i glate boxer sprang a surprise last night by go ing (en rounds with Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber from Detroit, with out being knocked oil his feet. Pastor was the !os?r. Louis get tiug the unanimous decision of the two iudees and Referee ...vny. J 1 IML-ll HI. MIMIIIS^S * " " JU^tS """ ItCICICC 4\ r [ IIUI Tech. dropped In for a howdy yes-1 Donovan. But Louis failed to show lerdnv Unrtsnn nciTeictc n-,,~i.~L :,. anything resembling his customary . - lerday. Hudson asHslsts Tucker in football and track and shoulders all the basket ball responsibilities. We already had heard that Henry Is doing excellent work nt vllle as an academic as , for Ihe morning , Legion, announced this , actly .Last Monday's show was Called off because of flood condillons and the same reason was advanced for next Monday. It Is planned to re- iume the shows Monday, Feb 8 Family of- Marksmen SYDNEY, N. S W (UP)-Walter p.-siper carried on a tradition set by his grandfather ^hen he *on the King's Prize at a Sidney rifle meeting. He was a member of the Ihlrd generation of Ihe family to *!n ai royal prize, Fifty jears ago his grandfather won the Queen's Prize, at Btsley. in 1898 his father won a Queen's Prize In Australia . we arc tring lo convey, an opponent who ic , "It Is ancient history to Missis- i Eippl county but news to the wieU- er or these words, that Hudson once coached football at Blytheville hl»'i school. We, also learned that for the Chicks to win a gang of ganiM per season is old slufl. Henry held sway there from 1928 through '.10 and the Blytheville eleven lost on'lv three games during that .time. ' "Hudson said .the greatest hi-'li school player he ever siw happened along while he was on the lob ai Blytheville. He was Pete Oral,, who won all-Amcrlcah prep school honors and later sltarred for Tcnnw- see. Even ; so, that's a' strong statement coming from Hudson W lio th punch against „„„.... beat a swift rctrcal most of U almost every turn. Louis had a big weight advat lage. 24 1-3 pounds, but he «.••• slow, wild , and bleeding from nose at Ihe finish. The nghfdrew plenty of jeer, from the .fans who wanted to more action. lias seen 'cm corns and go for a lon;t time. It might create argument." by the Isaijui;. use of th» field from the training period preliminary to the regular season, oiwti- 1111; |>roi':>bly In ADI-U. and for prattle- se-sslons ili:rln« ' the mason. Is Is'i Included In UK lease. The baa-ball club aho .actni'lrr:! 10 exclusive \-\t*il to -mcrate co'i- jsskms at thp. grandstand /hiring IHIRK p'nyed there un:ler terms ol 1^ leas 0 . - r Tho I!lylhevlllc ; Baseball Coin•iii". Inc.. which replaces P'ed s. nllliii as the lessee. Is headed by William H. Terry, manner of the New York Glints, as nrrsfde'il Herman D'ubcrry. chief'of the'OI- • -•- "• farm system, a? ".--iiivsldciH. and treasurer, and Sallba as secretary, val picliili'i i lo be manager of the local c-Hib The No'.' York rlub, through ils rlficsis. will own all bul. two .shares of stock In the corporation operat- In" the local club. Tlie contract, entered into by the fulr association ai« the baseball club Is .siiblcct to abpnyal of th-city council. However, the council nutliorlzcd the mayor and city clerk lo nirorove the first lease uroposed from the association to Saliba, initl iporoval of the substitution of' the lopflnll club as .lessee Is antici- [jalett. . TTari-y Gi-ayson"" A boat could be rowed over the left and ccnterflcld fences of Cro.s- ' . Field, home of the Cincinnati Reds, which gives you a rou»h idea of tlie immensity of the devastating flood that has been sweepim* 'the Oljlo Valley, water covered all b'iit six rows of Uic lower deck of the grandstand. The depth at home pln'c was estimated at. 20 feet.'i- Whon (he wnter recedes, a coil- Ing of munY slliii'e.; and debris will renrain on the lie-id; bul : Ground- keeper Mattv Schwab ils 'confident that this'will not (prevent a' crew' of workmen from retaining the smooth ploying surface that old Redlaml Field always hn s bail. --. The stadium's damage, in the* naln. is of such nature that it can' be repaifc:! easily 'and 'without i? tco much time, but the concessions face a different, situation Their liij-hly delicate implements and utensils, also their pancr goods, vere stored on the second floor of T n«swly constnicted commissary, vhich was thoroughlv Inundated Crojlcy Field, in Ihe path of th» valer. htis been attacked bv flood Before, but, of course, never by one 'f such proportions. Only last [wins;, shortly before the start of '•! TOinonlitn. the Held and most ir the box seals were covered, yet Schwab was able to work the lay- oi'tjnto shape for the curliin- Thaf is whv Ihn c'nb hoHs no fe:u- now that everything will not n .'lilpshnne for Ihe.oi.ienin9 of the National League season, April M. Urove C'nnirols tlurve Control of his curve brouilit back Robert Moses Grove niul wiiii the , Boston Red Rov enabled the 3G-vear-old I.onaconine Lefty to turn In the. lowest earned -im average in the American league for the second consecutive vear. when a pitcher cannot o cl us curve ball over, the batter just lies back, walls for the fast ball nnd powders it. "Grove nlways had a curve, bul his trouble wn s that he lack-d "xtf control when he used It •• s% " vs Manager Joe Cronin. "Batters t or - '"crly felt certain that in a |rin»h' Grove always wou'd c «me tlirough »i"~ with Ms fast ball. "Now. when he is behind a hit- er even to the extent of one ball »" may either bust the fas! on» i Ihere or use a curve. He'll . c use n curve when a hitter Is ahe of ""'« two balls and no tj ! f 'i l 'i° w h ? s abso '"lo confi- - XCONTJNUEn FROM PAGR FOUR) ' iK ' J ' !.'JANUARY 80, uu i fin\i^> jt»i^i yjju., . i . guests, with the exception •* of Lady Welter and the Bishop of Bude, who breakfasted In their respective cabins, assembled for breakfast in the dining snloon between 8:60 and 9:25, As'each'of them left their cabins'these were locked afler them and the keys brought to me. ' •'...'.' • They had finished breakfast by 9:50, so 1 took over a small v/rit-' ing room and proceeded to the examination of all parlies, first calling Mr. Rocksavage. ."'•*•*£ ••••'.' DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S , .SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE\OFFICER KETTERING'S EXAMINATION OF MR. CARLTON nOCKSAVAGE. '., J^. Come in Mr. Hoeksavase, • come in. I'am sorry to upset your trip like this, but there are just one or two little things I have got to ask, so that we can clear this matter up. I hope it didn't give you a bad night? , , ...• R.: No, thank you. I slept per^ fcctly well. Naturally I was a bit upset at anything like this happening on my yacht and it was a shock for my guests, too, but it wasn't as if Bolitho Blane was'a personal friend of mine. As I had never met the man any dislress I have been feeling is more general than particular. . .. .;.'... K.: Mr. Bolitho Blane was nol a friend of yours, so you say. R.: Well, it's true I'd never met him, but we corresponded a lot d, w* rhappen to be in the same e of business, so I figured this was a ^ood opportunity to make his acquaintance. • K.: Business, Now we're getting somewhere I think. Just what was the business you proposed to transact with Blane on this trip? . R.: It was a pleasure parly I tell you. ' K.: Now, Mr. Rocksavage, that won't do. I had a talk with Mr.' Stodort last night and he seems to have known quite a bit about Blane'* affairs, so I think you'd best be open with me. ' R.: I see. Stodart let out the fact that Blane and I meant to do a deal if It were possible, did he? Well, 'that's true. •K.: That's better now. Why didn't you let me in on that the first time? : •'•R.: Well, this is a quile unforeseen and Very unfortunate affair. I »m sure you will understand that the last thing I want is any undue publicity. Kit jSure,'sure. B.: As you may know, I'm president of Rocksavage Consolidated, »nd the man behind its associated companies, which i between them control the biggest share of the soap output in the world. • * * TT is common knowledge, too, . ,.that Bolilho Blane was the big man of the British group, who are our principal competitors. A price war,-ruinous to both parlies, has been going on for years and I .If anyone had : come to know what was in the air the shares o£ thinks a lot of him ,K.: And the Jap' both groups;wo¥d'have°gon"u P ' Jfhl ***i h ^' s b ""«><*s. too I've like a skyrocket, and neither ",,h T ^ m - bpfore y«terda>, Blane nor I wanted that. It would V " g w h T fc ° r « s P?nd«l- have meant sin-h a' f«-rihi« .in"'° t" What part does he play? Jltchcr In the American League' vho has better control.". , 3 * - 'irafrs Eye Sluhfo .Pittsburgii headquarters are in- erestcd in 'the news' about Van; lngle Mungo. the Brooklyn Dodg- rs' smokcball right-liander.Mun- o. It is reported, has been sent a document calling for ^$13,000.; but dvise.s all nnd sundry Hint he will iot <tip his pen into the ink until he figures have bsen 'raised to 20,000. • The Pirate management will vntcli developments. Tlie Ow- nirs still are willing to talk trade or Mungo. With their start al- eady rounded out by Ihe acquisi- ion of Southpaw Ed Brandt from he Flatbusb entry, the Bubs could •w expected to go places with a illclier of Mungo's caliber. • Big things are expected at •orbcs Field, regardless, and not he least reason is that it is sus- icclcd that First Baseman Gusste ">uhr finally has come into his >wn at the plate. Suhr spent six ampalgns in a Pittsburgh uniform wfore crashing the circle of .300 litters. He pounded the pellet for have meant such a terrible slump afterwards if we'd failed to make a deal. You'll see, then, it was essential wo should meet, some platfe where nobody would get lo know about it.' ;i'I 'suggested my yacht, and Blane'agreed. K.: Thanlts, Mr.;' Jtocksavage. That's fine. I-'can .quite...understand your not' wishing^ your;"in- lended. conference with Mr. .Blane lo'get about, owing to its effect on Ihe market, ISIow,. tell me about these other giiests of -yours. Was it in any sense a pleasure trip, or were alj of-them concerned in this business with you and Blano? R.: One'or'two were here oh account'of business/. ,K.: Which were they? : '• ; R.: Lady .'.Welter. -You' 11 have leard of her. She runs a group of papers "in Great Britain and they :ost her a lidy packet, I believe, but .that's her business. She' has an-outside income and so she can afford jt. A lot of her money is lied lip in my companies. In fact, she is my .biggest individual shareholder and I value her opinion, so that's why I asked her to join us for this trip. '•'•', ' K,:, Anyone else? ' R,: Well,r I- suppose you'd in- former Coast Leaguer would be a. great first baseman and hitter, stoutly rebutting any suggestion that he wasn't worth, what the Pittsburgh club pnld for him.: East Oklahoma Rich In Prehistoric Sites, • SPIRO, Okla. tUP)—Profession- al :archeologfsts have' concluded that eastern Oklahoma contains some, of the most important prehistoric sites north of Mexico. Dr. Forrest E. Clements, head of he department of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, vorirmn, said the culture'repre- sented by the former "mound dweller" of this avea sno ws a closer relation with the Maya and Aztec civilizations of Mexico and Central America than any other so far discovered in : the • United homa with funds fiirnfahed bv the WPA. .....•; '.-' J . '• . . Although the mound builders were agriculturists,'they' are more widely known for iheir pottery nnd sculpturing. Slates. an average of .312.last term. This ' Originally there were -nine nounds In.Ihe site, the largest of which was 39 feet high. They were conical in shape and more han loo feet across the ^-onse mounds now are being cxca MONTREAL (UP)—Georee Pratt once a noted runner, walked five •niles through ice-covered streets here in bare tcct. ... .«, « Lilllfd -1 ir m' „ lltlr dws not 0| lsr "' "• in other years. Grove wis in tie habit of wastin, l,l s c , " r Most batters like lo lilt a fast ball, drove now works on the the oiy that the batter ts not goin, !o Bet the ball he likes to hit Naturally, Grove's srealest w-eai^n still is his fast bill" bin -e difference is that he now hold" this weapon In reserve. He uses H °<"y as a clincher. T'-erc are .son •"'""i Bob U as fast as h, he Is that. to j ~.vj,u.>-, canny baseball tudgmcnt. Dreyfuss wtis still llv- clsco to Ihe Pirates in 1930 Dreyfuss said from the begln- nlng that one of these days the WAN T E D Government Loan Cotton Phone 167. • APPLEBAUM.BROS. COTTON CO. Btrtlj Bltf, B^theylDt, Art. College Trains Men For U. S. Park Service FORT COLLINS, Colo. tUP) — Senior forestry students at Colorado State College are offered n course on National; Park Management, believed the only -one. of its kind in the country. The course is designed particularly for -students desiring employment In America's national parks. '• It deals with history and development of the national park service, administrative rules and regulations, problems and' policies. The students are taught how-to use' 'the Information .obtained in elective courses In meeting -national park problems. Particular emphasL-i is placed on teaching- the students how -to erh- ploy '. their ' knowledge 'of birds, i-— —„ ..^ play? R.: Well, he's a sort of unofficial representative of the Japanese government, and he's been playing ball with me for some time now on the proposition ot our securing a monopoly of the Japanese" market, for our goods. He was playing ball with Blane, too, I don't doubt; anyhoxy, neither of u« had seen our.way to close the deal up to date but I figured'that, if Blane and I could get together, we'd hav.e the, Jap:cold .between" us so we both postponed cliricjiing matters until we'd had' our talk. I asked the Jap along so that, if we settled things satisfactorily", :-wp could tackle him together afterwards, and kill two birds at one sitting. ...-.-..: K.: How aboutthe others? ; ..R,:. They're just : str"a.ighifor-' ward guesU .who know nothing of • the business 1 which Blane and I were proposing to. transact. K.: Thank you Mr. Rocksavage. That makes the situation a whole lot clearer. I am afraid no one must go ashore yet, but I'll be seeing you .when I've had a.'chat with these olher people. • '(To Be Continued} - '-. ..Save this installment as ev!- ; dence (o help you solve the crtaHk trees in national park work. ..Completion of the course and passing civil ..service examinations qualifies students for employment "•= national park rangers. Read Courier News Want Ada' : ~ ...wuiiu:, now are cemg cxca- poy . ter nowege o rs, vatc<M>y the University of . Okla- flowers, geology, wild animals and Tax Assessment Notice i The time for assessing Personal Taxes and Poll Taxes is from now until April 10. If you fail to assess the assessor must assess for you. You know your property better than I, so assess it before the penalty is addetl. R,L .GAINES '^ : Assessor. • Play Billiards! Wholesome Recreation Moderately Priced Blytheville Recreation Center 316 W. Main - Former Home of Bell's Pharmacy GARNER APPLETON MARVIN Strange But True 1 - you plan any kind of building this sprlnir, now Is n ie [I,-, to prepare,. .We will E l au |j. help you secure FHA financing. EAST ARKANSAS BUILDERS SUPPLY CO,

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