The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1944 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT - * <i> BIATJIKVILUO (AUK.) COUUJHU NIOWS TUKSDAY, APRIL 11, l'J'14 long, Parrelli Win Tag Match Mat Team Defeats , Canny And Knox At 'Legion Arena Here The flying fists of "Tiger" Long and the cement-like head of Joe "Hard Head" Pnrrclli proved too it»uch for ."Wild Bill" Canny nnd Buddy Kiiox last night at the American Legion arena. 1 Working, with machine-like l>re- cision, Long and Parrelli pooled their respective choice talents to defeat Canny and Kriox In the third 8«d deciding fall of the tng match feature : of Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling show. Officially, Hie finishing touches of the wild' and rough affair came Via disqualification when Referee Meroney slopped it as Knox went o» a four rampage. Actually, it appeared as if the tall blond took the easy way out. With Ills partner, Canny "already disposed of and having been subjected to an unusually hard way lo go during the second fall Knox started cracking his two foes against the tvmibuckle of the ropes. The official attempted to dissuade him and finally was forced to halt proceeding and award the fall—and the match — to Long and Parrel)!. Prom the way they were going at ' er loslll & the first fall ..It didn't matter. Eventually' Long and Parelli would have finished, the job and how! Boys Throw Hook Billed as n feud iilrnlr a likely knbck-and-drag-out spectacle, the match >vas little short or'it. The boys threw the book at each other for approximately two hours in one of thci-'inost bitterly ton5!it ring wars of t lie season. They asked no quarter :and gave none. The jammed, enthusiastic'mob that was oh hand dfdn't mind one bit, either. "The Tiger" gained at least par- tlpl revenge for the two previous shellackings at the hands of Canny. \Yhen pitted against the mcanie in personal combat he spared no punches, 'subjecting Canny to a jicking he likely won't forget for some time. During the rough evening he had the pleasure of down- Nats Have Their. Best Pitching And Worst Infield In History Bowling Cuts Population )• NKA Service PHBMONT, Wk.— Fremont has a population of 437 on only six nights a week. On Tuesday nights its population Is eul In half. Last fall Hie Fremont Howling League outgrew its home alleys Increasing its membership to 10 teams. Look- Ing around officials found' u home in n 10-alley establishment at New London, 15 miles away. Half the clllwns go lo New London with the 50 members of the circuit. Pish- ing is all that Interferes with howling nt Fremont. The town is sit- uated'on l |lp banks of the Wolf IJIvcr, known for early wall-eyed pike runs. The league schedule Is about finished now because it's almost lime for the opening of the fishing season on Hie Wolf Hiver. BBBDBSHB 6. • BIB 11)' HAIlllY UKAYSON NBA Si'wrls Killlur COI.LEGK PARK, Mil. — Allrock, crowding OB nnd •Hili lease . . . This Is Ihe only major , league club Manager Tilucge lias Nick ever known . . , and at, \1 lie con- hls (limes to be the slickest inflcldei 1 training camp, is the most | in the pnlty . . . liluegc says Buck individual in tlie Washing- Ion training camp at College Park . . . Altrcck, n renowned left-hand- er long before he started prolonging liLs career as a comic and couch, linn missed Just two (raining tilps since crashing organized 1898 Tllc star of Ihc HHless Woinlei'.s of 1900 was 111 in 1903, hl'Okc Ills let' rcUirniiU! On the average, young people hi f''°rn « hunlliii; trip 37 years bier rural rnminnnllies three years earlier urban communities marry about He .still pitches in balling than 'those In'practice . . . Ossie Bluege L> nn- Ncwsom is us swift as ever . lists his only fault as that of being a 'big playboy who wears out welcome off tlie field. Nats are quartered In historic flossborougli Inn, which the keeps (lie Grlffmen on the move . The legs go first . . . and lliose who worked hardest lasted Waller Johnson drop- lilni as In Ills hcyitcy longest )H'd In . The Dig Train, like Cy Young. Orover Cleveland Alexander and other immortal handcuff kings, never lost his hard one . . . H was Ihc underpinning that gave 'way . . . Clark Griffin's ijailcnce with Latin-Americans is paying dividends stick . . . are needed A half down will at a lime when they and Pitcher Alex stage coach slop between Georgetown and Baltimore in the lale ISlli and early IDlli centuries . . . before the cily of Washington cx- Isled . . , Washington and Lafayette slopped there The inn Ciirrnsqucl, Catcher Fennln Guerre and Outfielder Roberto Orlb, arc better than green hands. Washington h:is four .so-called knuckle ball pitchers, but they really throw the hall from a clawed hand which makes it Jump Freddie FUz.slmir.ons were the last} of Ahe genuine knucklers . . . They actually threw the ball off the front knuckles . . . Lyons got Die pitch from Eddie Rommel . . . i C-I3M Dick Porter, the outfielder' for whom Cleveland once paid Baltimore $10.000, manages the Curtis Bay Coast Guard team whose game with the Griffs was snowed out . The Cutters have Mickey Witck and Sid Gordon of the Giants . . . Returning lo Col-jj lege Park, the the Ignition si>ow jimmied up j the Ignition system of the lji> carrying the Senators . . . Eveif*- body had lo get out ami push . . . '•Northern training," grumbled Ossie niticgv. llead Conner ne«r« sideways John Niggeling throin It off Ihe lip of one finger, oilier Scnalor who goes with Ihe University of Maryland Dutch Leonard off two, Roger | was restored 10 years ago by the Wolff and Milton Haefner off. — • ' •• Ted Lyons and Fat Bluege three MEXSANA ' itiigcr Wolff . expected In add much lo Washington's mound slrcnglli witli bis butterfly ball. By IIAKKV OUAYSON COLLEGK PARK, Md. — Heller minds long have held pitching lo be 15 !»r cent of baseball. Such an niithoritv us Connie Muck has credited (lie handcuffing department witli being as much us 00 per cent of the business at hand. Indeed, on many a day between Old Iloss Kadbournc and Spud Chandler the greenest hand would have known It could amount lo 100 j>cr cent. I Hut to just what extent pitching can carry an outfit prctiy much on its own shortly will be established, tor— lre „,„„ ........... The Washington club training beaten once by "Wild Bill". He took < here has the best all-anoumt slnff the opening preliminary lost to in- its history, and the worst in- Canny in the second half of the field. •• ' - ... _.. TWO INFIKI.ll ritOIII.UMS Washington lias a half dozen established right-hum! pitchers — Dulch Leonard, Early Wynn, Roger Wolff, Niggeliug, Milo in'g Canny three limes, and was >iard noEE hat so tened^d at secon^ base nnd in the oul- noggin that so icnea Colorado Claro is nn no- So^eK 1 ^ ceinpnsh™ hand wHh a bat In his first fall but came back to punch Bjll silly nnd eliminate him during the second and third falls. Parrelli had a big hand or rather head, in the winning drive. It was his hard Uj> the wa"y for Long 'em down. Once he was so rough on them In a I both crawled out ofj the ring, holding Iheir heads, and' arguing as to which would have to go back and face the curlcy head with the rock dome. Mcanics Tuku First Canny and 'Knox won the first fall; as tierce nnd bruising as on? could : . expect. Carefully' avoiding Parrelli's head by clever use of the headlock they concentrated their attentions on him and finally- downed the Texas Italian after 25 minutes of "rock and sock." A back- breaker across - the knee and the usualbody pin turned the trick. 'Then they turned the pressure on Long and opened the valve witli full force. When Referee 'Merones siivr that Long would not surrender though he didn't stand i chance against the two giants, hi stopped the slaughter and dcclar ed the fall. .. .Coming back. from the rest per ipd Parrelli and Long went Intc action with a perfectly planned at tack that worked like a chariv Parrelli butted 'cm and Long clip pcd 'em. Knox was the first victin 'Four well executed, bongs on th bee'zcr sent him reeling to the ma' Parrelli quickly pinned him with double Jackknife before tiie far hardly got settled again. Cann came roaring through the ropes I help out his pal but was met wit a vicious kangaroo kick by Lori T |, e hnve so much efficient pitching Unit Oilbcrlo Torres, a six-foot Cuban who bagged 10 games in Ihe Southern As- MX'liuiim Inst season, is being drill- hands. and bnse hils, infielders ami reservists me something the Nats appcn lo need. ileil il out, since Parrelli was !i process of dusting off Knox he two needed just five minute lire to convince Canny that tin g was up. And it was. Fast Pace Tells The fast pace was beginning to Canilinl and Alex Cftrrnstiuel—nnd u remarkable k'fl-hancicr on the small side, Milton Iliiefncr. Not to mention Vcrnoii Cnvlis. a right- hander for whom Clark Griffith paid Atlanta S20.000; Wilfrid Lflc- bvre, the former Red Sox southpaw; nnd Snntiniio Ullrleh, anoth- r six font Ciilumuln who eun't be cralchfd off the list. The Senators .should be able t(i ;ct Ihe other side out provided here is not too much leakage In lie infielci. The Grlttmcn are sot in the in- leld onl v at first base and shortstop, nnd Joe Kulicl hit no more hail .213 for the White Sox in iD-13. 'Johnny Sullivan will do at shortstop. While his batthi!; nver- .ige wns only .208, th.n Irish kid from Ilomcwood, 111., has the happy faculty of ImtlhiB in runs. Second base is -at Ihe moment In charge of Georjjo Mynlt. who couldn't yet on base for the Giants The hope at third is Luis Suu- rcz. a i-75-iiomul Havana Filler with a fine pair of hands but with n poor bnttiiiE .stroke. oiiTiz 1 i.oxn iiAUi Nt;i:i)ia) Old Os.sie iSliiOBe may have to play there himself for Hillis Layne. who throe campaigns back topped the Southern A.ssocifttlon in bat- t the beginning. In contrast, Long id Parrelli seemed fresh. They vent lowork in Ihe same pattern two ycavs of service. Eddie it young, bit-, strong and -1-P, '" «« party as a backer-up for -socklng and hnttlng-aud pound- j Ktniel aiid^n uinch-lilttcr. ed cimhy out of Ihe picture in' " seven minutes. Enraged . at Mer- oncy for declaring the fall, which ic claimed was by foul. Knox starlcd cracking Parrelli against the metal turnbucklc of the rope. He did the same lo Long, leading lo his disqualification. Knox also was disqualified in Fcrmin Gucrra, a ICO-pound Cuban who has been in Ihe Washington chain for several years, may beat the ancient nnd honorable Rick Fcrrell out of the first-string catching assignment. Stanley Spruce, George Washington Case and Jake Powell give Washington -speed in an outfield th eopening preliminary with Par-i Roberto Orlivc. the biggest Cuban relli. He wound Joe's head in ihc | of them all. could make much more ropes and nearly hart him choked down before .the referee nnd some Legion officials could extricate formidable, by continuing to' lis long ball. Had not the armed forces taken him. The time was seven mimtlcs. | Jerry Priddy and Harlond CHft, Long gave Canny a sample of, Old Fox Griffith really would mean what to expect in their lively setlo. I it when be spenks of winning his Some well directed lefts and rights, | first pennant in more than a'dec- followed by four flying head scis-jadc. sors turned the trick in eight mln-j As things are, it won't do for the pitchers to get discouraged. OOO wou You depend on your car for war-trnnsportation -bo sure your tires won't let you down. Let your Esso Dealer ciieck your n tires ;iow for winlcr-wear-find and repair hidden damage! P Let him drain winter-worn oil, too, replace it with fresh, clean Esso Motor Oil. Q Let him lubricate the chassis. Q Let him pep up the battery, p Let him clean out the radiator. P Let him repack differential and transmission. Remember, your car is older-it needs regular care now more than evcrl H "Sure, we'ro oil ^orl of help Iheso dayi- cnd I may need o liulc mote lime, bul yoj <on •!»pcnd on mo lo do ihm jobt caroiullyl" LET YOUR ESSO DEAUB 00 IT ' E WEUE going to make a survey. 1000 interviews. Then'we had a belter idea. 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In fact, you're that one in a thousand!) • Hear "Ke/jor( To the lYna'on," oulslanding ncizs program ol Ihc irccfc.ercry Tuesday ctcning, 9:30, E.]F.T.,Columbia Bronffcnsfing System. DONfT WASTE ELECTRICITY 1UST BECAUSE IT ISNfT. RATIONED!

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