PAGE;six BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER ' Instruclion And Aid Will .Be Offered 6,000,000 Youngsters. _ By STEVE SNIDER United Press SlalT Correspondent CHICAGO (UP) ^Lew Fonseca. super- salesman of the Ameiican 1-eague, 'will carry big time baseball' 'Instruction to more than C.000,000 school boys and under- .privileged sandlot players In 193V, • With 1,000 '. feet of technical movie film, lhe one. time manager .of.-, the Chicago White Sox has opened the league's ncwe-st drive ^tb build up sparkling young talent for a shot at .organized baseball, Fonseca has outlined a coast to coast tour. Colleges, prep schools hnd .supervised playgrounds will see his show. Special' representatives will visit major universities .to extend baseball advice and in- itnictlon. Speedier Development Sought ';\Ve're trying lo stimulate baseball Interest where It will do lhe niost good," said Will Htu-rldgc, 'president. ."Since 'an .anmzinepcr- :cchlage of our American League players now are springing directly from school, we are trying to speed up their development before thev reach us." This Is the third goodwill campaign mapped by the league. Two annual baseball movies—each with more fundamentals and less color limn the new one—were shown to an estimated 4000.000 peisons each year. The 1937 feature Is "Heads Up Baseball," starring Manngeis Mickey Cochrane of Detroit Rogers Hornsby of • the St. Louis Biowns, Jimmy Dykes, Chicago, nnd Joe McCarthy, boss of the world champion New Yoik Yankees, Two rRodktfs in Cast Lisled In the cast were two young stars already ear-maikcil for gieater things—Rookies Bob Feller of Cleveland and Joe DI- Magglo of tile Yanks. >, Both, were inserted at frequent Intel vats—pitching, batting, nnd signing autographs—us lhe types ow young heroes to Impress youngsters Feller, 18-year-old strikeout sensation, illustrates the proper method of binoking three straight past the hitter with Himl .thiee.and nothing, Ixisc.s ded, two out in the ninth. : Batting Champion Luke Apuling .Jf the White Sox sleeves rolled i'hlgh above (he elbow a la Jimmy \, exhibits the swing that won title, and DIMaggio exhibits nother that looks e^en bettei. Walker "Problem Child" ' Although Nick A^trock and Al Schact, veteran funnymen of the diamond, miss the maik as movie comedians, eveiy fan who knows his baseball should Inugh at the skit . involving derald Walker, problem child of the Tigers whose lapses In the outfield and on the bases have caused Mickey Cochrane severe pain. Walkei said the big thing for un'outflelder to leuiember. was to keen'.from'being hit on the head with flyballs: This-sometimes leads to headaches, but the chief danger is. that the ball inay bounce over the f ence . for a' home run. '-Walker described himself as the outstanding base runner in the game Whenever he takes a lead off first, he's out—standing. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1937 CCL. HUGH CECIL LOWTHE& BRITISH BOWK6 __ CMM15 To HMOCKED OUT v/O/AV/.. SULLIVAN o\ A PRNM'C v. BOOT in NHV\ •SAVS TffAT HE. HELPED To HOLD UP A STA&E COACH w.TUe Ttie WILD AHD WOOLLY Harry Grayson 3i& GAME HUNTER, WO CON'HOlttEUH OF FIHE \KT, LORP t-ONSDALB IS MOST MW/SV?S/UL.y 3&AJ College; Boxer's Dealli Causes .Writers To Score'Mismatchiiiff Athlete Wins Berth Despite Maimed Hand BOULDER. Colo. (UP) Don Sidwel.l from Newlon^ Kas., is performing sensational feats on the basketball court for Colorado University this winter but his performances oh; tae hard court, are minor compared to the .story ol the courageous flght he made to overcome a - serious injury which threatened to end his .playing days. The : ,stocky sophomore.i^uard is one of-the major factors in the strongest cage . team which the university has boasted in several years. When Sldwell crashed through n glass door of (he gymnasium during a practice last spring, It appeared : lhat his baskelball play- Ing days were ended. Driving under--the basket,.- lhe momentum .'carried him .through the glass door which severed all the major tendons in his rlyhl hand. .Surgeons were unable to give Sldwell an anaesthetic because his help was neeied in joining together the sUshed .tendons. Tlie young athlete was forced to move his fingers during the Operation EO the surgeocs could be sure the right pieces Of tendon were being joined together. When he returned to jDracticc, Sldwell's battle was Just beginning. He •. couldn't; control 'the ball and the; fingers of his right hand'had lost their flexibility. '•It's no use," Sldwell told Coath Forrest Cox, "I Just can't dribble the ball with that hand." Cox, a •BY RICHARD MfCANN NBA Service Sports Writer Billy Eabtham, his yovlhful pink cheeks speckled with blood nnd cd with ongry red wells, -tumbled down out cf the- ring •uyl spluttered protests to . his roach. "Why'd you stop it? Why'd you lion it? I : couhl'vc gotten up." Billy slouched down disgustedly Into ;ijls. seal on the bench with l he re^t of the Virginia MIH'ary 'nstllu'le lixiiHJ sqiiail to walch Ms fellow,' sluilenl-lV'hlers i-nrr.v on' against Hie University of Mary- T and team. - - '.. Nobcclv knew 'It, but ,he wns •lylni; then. nurlnir the course of the next hout, Billy,,who .said he could'vc ••alien tin again, fell.limu against *,hc. shoulder ol n teammate and "ils blood-crusted lips turned blue. He died a few' hours Inter. It Is lo be hoped that his death In. Lexington, Va., may prove to "ie another shot heard around the A'orld—like • the one Hint started a revolut'/i .at the other Lexlng- •on. Ann perhaps he will not '•rave, died in vain, and maybe he '•vas been a martyr lo a cause ind will bring about a , reform T not complete abolition, of college boxing. ' « » • o Unequal Matches Cadet William Jndsoii Eastham '8-yenr-old sophomore and scion of a good Washiii"ton, D. C.. turn- 1 ly, was t!ic viclhn of collegiate mismatching. His death was occidental, lo be sure, but It could have been avoided, should have been avoided. Young Eastham wasn't matched •vith the nuirderous-punchin? Mike Lombardo, a tried and true 'eleran, because it appeared to be n good match. Youiig Eastlmm TOS matched wllh Lombardo only 'iccausc his V. M. I. team was matched with .Maryland and b;- •ause he and Lombardo each weighed 155 pounds. Just to show you how silly—or 's Uiat quite lhe proper word tc •isc when a boy has died?—the vhole set-up Is, Imagine a flght manager saying to another fight Billy Ensthatn . mismatch. 'hey should be 'In there catching heavy • punches on the head and In. the stomach, you sec. aren't SHIP AND WON/ -nanager. Joe, I've got eight .fighters, each In n different weight; how about matching 'e: with your eight fighters, huh?" No thought whatever as ; to whether Joe's featherweight, for Instance, might be the world champion and the other featherweight might be just making his debut. Would any boxing commlssioi Icleratc such matchmaking? Most emphatically not. Oppo nents in the professional ring must, b? comparatively equal ability. On the other hand^ond it looks 'Ike blood on this hand—college _.„., ,„. „ boxers are^seldom^eo.uaUy matched, ing "bureau has' been' dividual;. Many of them properly conditioned for such a pastime. You may be rlghi. oir the foot•ill femn -and Drugged enough to ulay'four full quarters in a tough «ame', but that.doesn't mean that you can take a lusty rlahl hand in tlie slomucii or stand the fury of flsls around your eyes. Professional boxers train 'the 'ear round. • College boxers don't report to .coaches and trainers mill n month or so before lhe season opens and there's no lell- ng what Ihcy have been doing n the way of eating, sleepln ind exercising. Then, too. there Is the coaching ingle. Most of the coaches are irofessors of mathematics,' or tennis coaches In the spring. Oufy a corporal's guard' such is Leo Honck of Penn State, Henry Lamar at Harvard, and 'ieinie Miller of Maryland have "ought In the prize ring nnd •now how to condition nnd drill Ighters. Most of Ihcm have only •n academic knowledge of the port, If It can be honored with -iuch n classification, When 'teams drilled by men such is Houck meet teams tnughl bj Uie untrained coaches, bouts frequently are bloody, dangerous mismatches. Until college heads change this set-up by hiring expert trainers and expert coaches and permitting only equal matches, ihcrc Is dan ser of Dealh being the second in- one corner. A ROOSTER perched m~Ue shrouds 'of the U S Frigate Santiago, crcnvcd and lhe sail ors oh deck took it .as a signaf of victory despite.,the,superior forces against them. Such little encourj agcment did the men under Com* modore Thomas MacDonoui h ^.c-^ to win a decisive' victory ajjflinsl lhe British'-fleet in Lake Chanv plain, on Sept. 11,:I814. But it was the .genius of their 31-year-old coinmandqr, MacDori- ugh, that actually turned lhe tide t battle. 'The Santiago had been isabled : on- the" starboard side; MacDonough . ordered'' the ship urned around, .and ,a surprise roadside from the-Santiago por.l Caused surrender of the foe within 5 minutes. This was the climax of Mac- 3onough's brilliant naval career. Born in 1783, he joined the navy at the age ol 17.. Under Commodore Decatur, he fought'the Bar- jary pir.ales, and afler the war ol 1812 went back to the Mediterranean in command of the Con 1 stilulion. He died in 1825. Fittingly, hU portrait appears acoide that of Dccatur's on the riew two-cent navy stamp. DETROIT—Normie Smilh names Sweeney. Schriner of the New York Americans, Marty Barry of Detroit, and Cecil Dillon of the New York Rangers as the best line of hockey,: and the diminutive Red Wlngi goalie analyzes lhem ; Interestingly. Smith calls Schriner, :• the left; wing, the toughest''of'the Ihree.. Barry, the center, Is a master of fakes and shots. Dillon, the right wing, Is tha, most resourceful. : Smith confesses that he starts to fidget the second Schriner crosses ;Uic Detroit blue line. , "You kno\v Uiat Schriner is a finished 'scorer to start with, but In addition he has a change ot pace lliat bailies, a goalie," says the Red Wing' net-minder. "He seems to,be skating slowly and yoii react at about,-tbe same tempo only lo discover Iha^ he has' put on a burst of sp3cd ^anrt has caught you (lalfooted. He'if b'lg' enough to keep going unless defensemcn hit him squarely. "Sweeney's ability to catch them out of position, wllh his blinding speed allows him. to drive, In a coalle. And after all it's the rte- fensemcn who take the burden oft' the uoalle. • ; . * * * ' Dillon Is Different Type Than Schriner "Once iiiside a defense, Schriner' is dynamite. He knows all the Irlcks. on how lo beat a goalie. He needs only an opening the size of the eye of «• needle. Watch him during a ;ame and notice how few chances lie misses when he gels in close. If he does miss ,a score, he'll at least be somewhere on that net.' Dillon is a different type than Schriner. ' He depends upon pure s|>ced to get past a defense man and he Is .a,- more' experienced plaver .than 'Schriner. Dillon never wilt try to beat you twice the same -way," asserts Smith Hcs !ow first Ihen high for a corner,,,then'hc'U.try-.to draw \ou out or he may blaz° av,aj from 15 feel out and catch jou fanning Uifii'alr, Cecil n6ver permits himself to be hurried If you make the first move against him jou re gone for lies quick enough to take ad- vantate of e\erj opening There may be some goalies wfio find,. Charley Conacher- : harder to combat than • Dillon,' but. Herbie Lewis our defensive left wing seems to be able to lie up Con acher whenever we pla\ a amsl him Of couise Conacher has been out since-this 'season "started with that yrlsl injur> but ueverthe- )e«i I rink Dillon lops at nghi win? Barry's Teammate Feels Snrry for Other .Goalies ijinith hi|ghs . in rlallng. how BIITJ makes a monkci' out of Inn In wacllce , | \> Not, so much this season' be cause Barn s let un bl|t last sea son lie delighted In making all sort; of fines shots dunnu- practice beams the D-troitgoa! tender Th other fellows used to stop pin to watch him beat me time after time Of atL Un centers lye faced none cempires wllh Marty Smith concludes by ass,erlin<> (hat e lays back nlghl'after night watching Hairy score on rnal goal les and sj\uig \t> himself Smith you dont know how Juckv joi t>HICAGO.^Pornialioh of junior- >avls Clip ^quails In various tennis Centers of the country is under way. Boston University Gets Central Dating Bureau BOSTON <UP>—A central dat be, but not the And though the score of a team match may be 4-4, each of the bouts may have been a pitiful mismatch, like the Eastham-Lombardo bout. * * ,* Poorly Conditioned But even if the boys are equally matched In ability and experience . »» . , • ~ -«n»v>-m.u in nwiui-j nibvt CAtn:iiL[)CC former University of Kansas star,it docs not naturally follow lhat athlete, advised his young guarc 1 to practice dribblmg constantly. Gradually Sidwell regamed con'- Irol of Ills fingers until he is a were, but have shown steady Improvement which combined with University. The 11 colleges am! schools wll work through the university In formation bureau under lhe dl rection of Mrs. Dcmetrin A George. - It Is her duty to avoi< clashes In dates. NAPA. Cal. (UP) —Mary Harrl Steckler Is convinced that'even • physician can make a mistake Eighty years ago, she was tol that she could not live ten year longer. Recently she celebrated he 101st birthday with 30 vMdrei varsitv , "<>?• T 110 lhe youngster's courage make him grandchildren and great-grandchi! irert'l as flexible bs Iheya valuable perfoHneri ,. c \ Atn present, HOCAN SIinJNKS . Tlw.sc teams will engage in n TO MERE 220 I'ODNDS | round robin tournament later In By NEA Servlc* I the year, records of which will be SOMEftVlLliE, Maw.—Only 101 used a.>i Indicators of prospective more/'pounds and Shanty Hogan an' go back to work with tlie Washington Senators 'this 'spring. 'lie huge catcher was ordered to •)are;'50 pounds from his 260-pound rame.:at the end of last season. Already he. has cut down lo 220 hroujfh exercke and dieting at his 'ie'here. ability for future American Davt Cup squads. The movement Is under the direction of lhe United Slates lawn Tennis Association. VNIOR DAVIS CUP SQUADS . : TO MAN FUTUKK TEAMS) League Strvice AMERICAN'S SEND SHIKI.DK .'I'O BRUINS 1'Olt JOK JKR\VA By NE'A Service NEW YORK—Joe Jerwa ts the newest face with the New York Americans of lhe National Hockey comes back from Boston in'a straight trade for' Allan Shields, also a defense man. Earlier in the season, Manager Red Dtitlon offered the Bruins SiO.OOO for Jerwa. shields 1 departure marked the passing of more than one- Ihird of lhe players wlio opa'ned the season with the star spangte-d outnt. Read Courier fvtw's Want Adi. Play Billiards! Wholesome Recreation Moderately Priced ' Blytheville Retreation Center 316 W. Main - Former Home of Bell's Pharmacy GARNER APPLBTON MARVIN . CHAPPEIL same leim vvith Barrj Litlle Normie really feels sorry for the otter soalies. when Birrv '' Cl ° Se a ' ld h - Mhe W' ck in I f would lake th- pick of the National L»a?ues best back checking forwards'and stoutest de- fenscmen to halt, Nprnile • Smith's nest ,line of "hockey.. , :•••.'• U. S.—1931 Navy series Dccalur and MncDonough 2c carmine CUBS LAST TO START. EXHIBITION CONTESTS By NBA Service ! '" CHfCAQb.— The' Chicago Cubs will be the last major league team to swina into a spring exhibition series this year. Charley arlmm's boys do not get uiider way until March 26. while the New York Giants start cashing In' on paying shows in southern, citie as Feb. 2\. ' s as early • . I'JJV. NKA Krrvlccl Inc.) Lean lo I*fl NEW YORK.—Five of (he nine oulflelders on the Brooklyn Dodg-' crs' roster Oirow Ictt-hiiiKlcd, and eight hit (hat way. llccrali to Kace Here NE\V YORK.—Luigl Bcccali, Italy's great mller, will race In the National A. A. 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