The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1937 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 18, 1937
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JPAGE SEC f\< > -"'• r^tnw \ ' ? 1 EKPERIS PUZZLE Baseball Writers Get ,G r-o g g y living To Figuie Out Deal l)y lUCHAKI) McCANN NBA. Service Sports Writer CLEVELAND, Feb. 18.—The old puw.ler about why does n. chicken cross the raod has nothing on why is Jimmy Wasdell? Those gentlemen sometimes laiijlilngly referred to as baseball expsrts can't get to first base trying to figure out the whys ; and wherefores of young Mr. Wasdell. Here is all they know about him: Age,21, color white; weight ISO (but it should-be 180). height 5 feet 10'i indie's, n-scar on his right check Characteristics- befthandcd •mil born IniCleveland. (ire's not. (o be': blamed for cither.) Hangouts: Can usually be found around first base. Here" Ls whal .they \vnnl to know about him:' Why did the Washington Nationals buy him? And who did Washington buy him from? .You see, young Mr. Wasdell was a regular first baseman for Iho Nashville Southern Association team last year, but he was. accord- Ing lo the iccord tlic property of the Minneapolis American Association team, and yet the gentlemen oiyiie press of parUs say that the Cleveland Indian's really owned him (Sounds like a New Orleans fight mlxtip, doesn't It? Jnpans Get 520,500 According to/the Cleveland experts (thai wasn't, as you mny know, what Mr. Waller Johnson .used to call them), the-Indians got exactly $20.500 in coin of the realm for, Mr. Wnsdcll. ' 'flie i Indians gol $5500, of this monev'duc'ck from. Washington (no. Ethclbeit. it wasn't B\PW,A loan— 11'was an outright payment from C^C Gilfill'j. the old.gentleman who supports Ilie Washington- ball club, among other orphanages).' The other $15.000 came fiow, the Min• neapolls- ball club. A The., in ' return.forUhis outlay of $15,000 and loss of Mr Wasdell, obtained the v>ell-\\orn services of tvo of Wash - ingtoli's- oldest inhabitants, the Messrs. Carl Reynolds and Red Kress. These t\\o gentlemen were properly crated aud shlnpcd to Minneapolis by Mr. Giiftllh and thus, If you aie able to follow us through this msue, we find the Washington club paying $20,500 for a'bajl player who wasn't, quite good enough lo play 'with n Class AA mfnor league, lea'm .y , ;; i .-.Tills.' J20.jj0 represents the.larg- est suiii. of 'money that lUx, C. O. Griffith has paid foi a player since he"mournfully dealt out some $G5.- 000, as reported, to the Kapsas City Blues for Mr Jo Kuhel ' • ' : : Trade Is Foreseen Now, Mr. Kuhel is a first base- -man.and a very/good one, too. and, 'incidentally, still on the Washington ball club, and still quite young. Mr "Kuhel is mciely 32, hit .322 and -was Just about lops among the first, basemen as a fielder. So, naturally, one v,ondeis why .does the "Washington club pay $20,500 for a. First basemaii? The Cleveland experts (ihat wasn't what Mr. Walter, Johnson, etc.) are inclined to believe that Mr, BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS i Qn the Outside—Looking In • ' '"liY DUKE" ' . : ' i .'..'•• lloljerts lo Now York Regardless of how lie innkes out in tlic natlonnl Golden Gloves tournament nt Now York, James "Bab" Roberts, locnl school boy and light heavyweight champion of the .\femphis division Ciplden Gloves tourney, ; Is certain to have nn interesting trip. As fv matter of ffli't Roberts' dinners of going very far In tlic tourney arc slim, lie Is certain to face boys of vastly more experience, amateur club fighters of I he big cities who have many bouts under their bells. There Is no question Hint Roberts'will be In there try- Ing.buL experience Is a tremendous factor In ring battles and with all due respect lo their amateur rank- In? many participant'! In the tournament will be professionals In everything except the technical distinction. : But there will be mpny Interesting events on the out-of-thc-rlng piogrnm for the GoWen Glovers, vltlte lo various points of interest In America's greatest city anil personal Introductions lo celebrities In Gotham. TmilEhl's Rooster Meeting Formation of a iSoixsUn 1 chit) lo co-operate with Blythcvllle school officials In promoting Ihe school's athletic program is expected at a meeting tonight at Ihe oty hall at 7:30 o'clock. Representatives of the nlub are in replace Ihe old citizens' athletic committee as an advisory body In the carrying out of alhlctlc policies, as we understand It, , Ncedles5 to say. it is essential iliat'A'ii.'aclivc organiMllon/of business, inch, nlutmil' and Just plain ftuis back the school's athletic program if Blythevlllc'K learns are to cpnlliuie lo lie ainoiii! the. lop nbtchcr.i |n the state, particularly hi- .football. . t : | • Win Carney Laslje slated to depart after three sensational years as the Chicks' head mentor, and wiSh the citizens nthle'llp 'cj>mmit- l<jc-dissolved or lo be' succeeded- by Ihe .Booster 'club. Iho -"New Deal" innujjurnted In ath]et[cs.hcrp lliree yen.ts ago has reached Ihc cross• • ..... Tlie DadRers took the afternoon game, « lo 17,, and the jilght line, 01 to 20. Joncsboro support'}™ apparently were mnawd and uiidei' the head- Ini! "What llnppcriixl!" » Joncs- Ijoro snorts writer 'give? the following explanation*. 'Members of the Jone.sboro high school basketball team, ousted from the- number one position as prospective stale ifnimplon, believe they can trim Bccjje In the state Umrniimcnl next month despite two crushing defrnts at the hniuls of the Undue™ Tuesday. "Ttipy blamc<l: "1. Incompt'lcnt officiating. "2. Absence of. Everett Hollon and Milton Phnrls, both out bc- of "3.1)011 Henderson, .regular center, not lining in Urn condition Hd recently rnjolnccl-' the 'squad afler being out with nil Injury. "4. Small lifebe court, .'• which has Its sidelines almost even with the wall and low celling. "5, The Badgers were 'piny-Ing over Ihelr heads.' " While they sllil have Iho little mntler of district, qiiallficalon to dispose of before they even reach the .slate tourney the Hurricane should brcc/c Ihrovifli that little formality without much trouble. Then on to the slate tournament and we hope that Jonesboro will 'ie able to even matters wllh Beelic, sliould Ihe lladgers get In their way, mid show that those 'vho i;ol out nn n limb by naming them stale favorites wore not wrong nfter nil. All ihis of course with Ihe qualification that we'd rather- see. the.'Chicks up ilhere bill believe the. Hurricane has by far Ihc besl chance of any .fourth district team. Wliilc success such tis the 'Chlck- asaws have experienced In Ihe last three .years can Imrdly he ixpecled In the- next Ihree year.s under the most A'^pjcious- clrcdmsfaii'ecs we might AS well acknowledge' that the Chicks ihust ; ;inainlain ti strong''ath- letic front as . one of the "blgv schools" of the stale instead of n' rocket - that flared a nd faded abruptly away. If you arc -Interested In athletics, •football in parllciuan 'you;,might find tonieht's meeting- jnterestiiig. "What Happened!" The clement of uncertainly, Ihe lhrll|,,.of B yn ) nyll\lng might Imppcu," Is j'tlie gKttUst of attractions' in un.v; sport,i : . ' -| No sooner had the 'Jonesboro Hurricane [been practically con- cfjcleri. the '.spot ns number one favorite to .tt mi ex the stale hign school biiskestbaII title (his year than the Harricanc took a terrific double ' trouncing ' from the Deebc .Badgers at Beebc -Tuesday. Wasdell's purchase means that Kuhel Is about. : to be traded.- They suieil a, deal' w'ith-.the St. Louis Browns for n catcher—Kuhcl and Cliff Bolton, the.) Washington catcher who likes to lake yacattons In mid-season, -for Roily' Homsl«v and Pilcher OnU lllldebrand, with young Mr. Wasdellto'be the Nals first string first saeker. Joe Dildy; Who, Seeks Coaching .lob; One !Hcre I Joe Dlldy. assislinl . fre.shni"n football conch at' the University of Alabama, Tuscalosa, Ls due lo arrive here loday to confer wllh school officials'and' visit at the local high school. • nildy follows James L.' "Bubbcr" Nisiietl, fullback and captain of Ihe Alabama-' football team lasl fall, -who • visited- here earlier in the week. Both are applicants for Ihe position of head football coacii at Blytheville high school to succeed Carney Laslic who goes to Virginia Mlllliivy'institute at Lexington, Va. ns • assistant Roach. ' Nlsbett nn<l Dildy arc biit two of many applicants for the position of head football coach here. However,' since II, is generally regarded that a man learned In 111 Alabama system of play will sue cecd Laslie, an Alabama man, un usual interest is attached lo Ihei vislls. I-'lve Autos III Crash RENO, Ncv. (UP)—A. E. Lc nourvcaii insists he holds the world's iccord for having UIL greatest number of automobiles Involved in the same .accident. He says he was .slopped*In the- middle of the road with two olhcr cars behind him when a fourth cm carrying another car on top of it crashed Into the entire string and five autos participated In the wreck. Read Courier News Want Ads Dclroil Tigers Greatest Invaders, Calling Up 10 Players liy TOM.MV DRVLS'i: IJnitri! I'rixs Stalf Correspondent COLUMHUS, o. (UP) -Players .whose 1930 performances In the. American Association merited them advancement will dot the rosters of 12 major league clubs when the spring training season OJKII.S. With .the exception of Ihc world champion New York Yankees and Washington In ihc American, and the New York Giants and Cincinnati , In tlie Nnllonal, every major league team reached Into the Asso- elallon for hi least one player by purchase, draft or' taking nn an option. " ' The Detroit Tigers, in nn e/fort lo regain (he titles that went lo them in 103,1 and 1935. were he ereatest invaders of Ihc Association nlaying ranks. Mickey Cochrnne's Irnlolni; cam])' squad will have on it 10 players from the Association. 'ted Sox Claim Four Of Ihe other American i/wue dubs, the noslon Red Sox claimed four pluym; Cleveland nmlHlic Chicago White Sox, three each- the St. Loul.s Browns, two, and • thn Philadelphia Athletics, one. The St. Ixiiils Cardlanls and the Brooklyn nodgcr.1 topped Ihe'Na- tional l/.-ague tenms in takln" Association players. Each brou B h1 np six. 'fhe Cliicago Cubs took three; the Boston Bees two and Ihe Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates one each Brightest of the Association stars |o go up were: Lou F e u c , „ rlght . handed pitcher who won X games and lost 8 for St. Paul, to the Bos' Ion Bees; Arnold (Mickey) O wcu, the widely pulilici/ed rookie catcher Columbus sent lo the parent St. Loul., Cardinals; Tony Malinosky n sliort-stop who went from Louisville lo Brooklyn; Don CJut'- terldge, flashy third 'baseman from ColmnbUs lo the Cardinals- Ri lu l York, husky first baseman', fbm : Milwimkeo lo Detroit; and outfieldi ers Pablnn Gatlke, from Mimic' apolls to (lie Baston Red Sox- Hen: ry Stelnbacher, from St.'pWto Ihe Chicaso white Sox; Jack'win- :1n,' ^°! n , C01llmlb » !i 1° Brooklyn. Di-troil Gets Four I'ildiere' other players taken U |) were: Aiuerlenn l.cagim ' '.-. By Datioit-rPHcheis Clytle Ifnt ler, Paul Sullivan. Bob ami Paul Troul: innelders ^et w" bum. Plea Clifton and Gil E,,^: (.•Richer Mike Thresh..'' By Cleveland -VPilchcrs jni> Hevlng, • whillow wyatt and^M T,H y n?° ?lon ~ pitchei ' s Jinl »«'«-y, Ted Olson mid Arehlc McKaiti By Chicago—pitchers John nig- Play Billiards! Wholesome Recreation Moderately Priced BIytheville Recreation Center 316 W. JJaiii - Former Home of Bell's FJianrmcy GARNER APl'LJSTON MARVIN CHAPPELL The first glance gt a ancl the first! tasle of a can tell pu a J micnsc a wfiUEcy is -pretty mucK like judging a man. First impressions tell a lot. —but time alone can 'determine true character. Your first taste of Town Tavern will tell you it is an amazingly good whiskey nt the price—a mellow, ruild, completely adult whiskey that will win a permanent place in your liquor cabinet.. RATIOXAL mST7UBI4 nOpUCTS CORPORATION. KTW TORK, H. T Harry Grayson NEW YORK.—'Ilie Boston Re<l Sox. who, have spent more than S500.000 for tnfieldcrs since 'Hiom- o-s Austin Yawkey purchased a rundown franchise four year.s ago, will start 18-year-old Bobby Docrr at. second base this spring. Doerr comes up from San Dlcgo, where he hit a rousing .342 In the Icing Pacific Const L/.'ague season of 175 games. Eddta Collins doesn't expect Doerr to have complete mastery of all the technique of second basing- in this, his third season In professional baseball. ( Having played considerable second base himself, the general manager of the lied Sox realizes that, a second baseman never reaches the point when he feels that he has all Ihc Intricacies of the position down irat. "r never got so I fell that I had mastered every .possibility which might arise In playing second," says Collins, "There arc loo many different situations, presented by dlf- ney and Russell Evans, and outfielder Henry Stelnbacher. By St. lx>uis—Pitcher Leroy Ma- halfey and Jnliclder. Harri* Davis, By Philadelphia—Inflelder Russell Peters. ' National League By St. . Louis—Pitchers' Mike Ityba, Bill McG'ee and Morton Cooper; catcher Paul Chervinko. By Brooklyn—Pitchers Jim Turner and Luke Hnmlln; infielder Eddie Morgan and . outfielder Gil Brack, By Chicago—Pitcher Wes Flowers; catcher Bob Garbark and in- (leldcr Dick Siebert. By Boston—Pitcher Ira Hutch- inron. By Pittsburgh — Infielder Earl Browne. By Philadelphia—Pitcher Wayne La Master. fercisl players.and In slightly different ways, just when you tlilnk you've, got air the "answers, .somebody presents a'new problem, and you have to wrestle with It on the spur of the moment." I.uzwri the Leader • ' Clubs without, capable second bassmen don't go very far. Like catching and shortstopplng, It Is a l»st wliere batting frequently can •be sacrificed for fielding skill. Babe Ruth imd I/on Gel-iris have done the long-range clouting, but Tony Lazzerl al second base has been the key man and greatest team factor for the Yankees thni- out n campaigns. A natural leader, l/i/xerl has a deal to do with the tactical employment of the nines In the field. Gehrii; will tell you how pleasant it Is lo perform alongside the Italian. Lazzeri has been of much assistance to Frankic Crosetti at short. He has helped his fellow San Franciscan mentally and actually over many n rough s[>ot. . Rogers Horrab'y, a .second bass- man, drove the Cardinals to their first pennant and world championship .in 192C. .The Red Uirds since have been driven to four flags, two world chnmapionsliips, aiid lo second place on three occasions by the Rajah's successor, prank Prisch. Billy Herman', a second baseman, supplied the Cubs with what they required 111 1932, his first full season In the big show, and played an Important, role ns they broke through ugain In 1938. Collins Scoultd Docrr One of the biggest differences between the GianLs'or 193S and the Polo Grounders who cracked up In the 'stretch the Iwo previous seasons was Burgess W.iiteliead nt second base. The last'good Washington clubs spun arounil Buddy Mycr. their second baseman. .Collins traveled to California to personally scout Doerr the past two seasons. He believes that the Los Angeles lad has il in him to make good. "But you never can tell what the pressure of big league competition will do to a youngster." asserts the one-time cocky second THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1037 Backer of Ihe Alhletles and while Sox. "You never know how he will react' to the new sllimtio'n. He may lumen up and confidence "Docrr appears lo be a fine prospect, however. He has a great keenness for the game and "ood baseball insllncl." Doerr stanii.s 5 feet 11 inches and conies in at m pounds. He bats right-handed, Collins hopes Doerr turns out to be a doer, it's about time one turned up at Fenway park, where the very generous young Mr. Yawkcv deserves a better fate. Jewish Heavyweight Knocked Out in Fourth • 'Round of Bou! -KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Joe Louis, tne Detroit : negro heavyweight knocked out Natie Brown, Jewish heavyweight champion, of Washington, D. C. in, the fourth round of their scheduled 10-round bout here'last night. . About Iwo year.s ago Brown stayed the 10-round limit with tils' Brown Bomber. "n the uproar of the ending with- Referee Walter Bales himself on the floor, it appeared to be a technical knockout but afterwards Bates said the count of 10 had been completed by Ihe official lime keeper while Ihe befuddled Brown was on Ihe floor from a crushing right. R*art Conner Nftwx Want Adi Wrecker Service - Gas & Oil OPEN ALL NIGHT Phillips Service Center Phones 777 - 810 A Man's Spring Shopping Begins and Ends al R. D. HUGHES & GO. THE SUITS: Spring is just nround the corner . . . that means you'll want to got your new Suit now so you'll be-nil set for the first warm days! Our preparations were made early, and we can show you an exceptionally line selection of new suits, "styles, models and sixes for men and young nien at whatever price you decide to pay. t TIVKKIJS * FLANNELS • tiAIIARDINES « WOHSTRDS rp I STRII'KS • t'i.AltiS • SOLIDS • CHECKS Timely Suits $29.75 Up Merit,"Suits $22.50 Up Prep Suits 119.75 Up THE HATS* We, know there nre hundred!; of lilytheville men who are ready for something new in Spring Hats nnd we're prepared to meet tlicir dcnwiKls \vitli tlio new Dobbs and Dnlton Hats In snap or curl br'lm.s. MAI'S DA1.TON HATS $5 UP §3.95-85 The Tics: THE SHIRTS: You'll want several of attractive new 'lies in gay stripes or subdued pal terns at $1 §1.50 Sii|)])orl-TJ Sec the Aikeu Strip Shirts with Tie ami H.iiulkcrchicf lo match, as featured in Esquire , . . The March feature Shirt rrfalecl by Arrow. •-.-':-.o Wilson Bros. Shirts' Tile Shoes The latest style hits from Crisp, new Shirts «lth' collars that will world fashion centers in four |X>pu!ar priced groups. in Esquire. rSert-tSSTU- Stey * m ' rl " re fMUlr «' * Wils0 "- mem, .rs featured plafl1 white, striprs and patterns In Nunn-Hush Shoes several new collar styles. S7 ,-, n . §R . 5n KclRerlon's $5 I'ni'dincs §1 82 and $2.50 UNDERWEAR - PAJAMAS - HOSIERY - HANDKERCHIEFS SWEATERS —LEATHER JACKETS - ODD TROUSERS Courier News Want Aflt . e f For Your Kntprt.iin- menl and Comfort Last Time Today The love...the intrigue., .(he adventure... that eliaiifreil an empire's ilesfiuy— • 'Lloyds of London' Sliirririf, Freddie liarthnln- mew and .Madeleine Carroll. With Sir Guv Standing, Tv- i-oiie Power, C. Auhrv Smith and Virginia Field. Also Paramount Ncivs anil "Here Comes the Circus' 1 —Admission— Matinee—-10 i 2G C NiUiil—1C & :i(ic Friday - Pal Night j 2 Adults .Admitted for Trlee of ] ^MAY ROBS0 4 f|l 5 CHARtES ^ BUTTERWORTH B e n i t a H u i»V Alan Mowbray'f Louise Boavert Henry O'Ntill Marilyn Knowlden : Hall-Johnson Chair'? Oiml.J iy ACuit Niuirvann. PraiuuJ trj Sol i""'P'ln<i!alPfOi!«liinu.Aiittal/i<imMij C V /amlwn'i rwwl''TrfTntt'jPftltHfr " IKO.IADIO ncrutE Also I'll/patrick TravcHalk and Coined y . -^AdmissioH—... JtatiiiM—io'•& 20c ' Nighl— 1G Jfc._Mo TUBS1)AY;-FEB. 2.-J— $175.00 HANK NIGHT! ROXY Adm.—Always 10 & 25c—lo TUT Show Every Night Matinees Friday, Saturday, Sunday Friday & Sunday nlalinees—^;15 Saturday Matinee — • Continuous ShoKinj — 1:00 Till I!:0o P. M Last Time Today PAL NIGHT! 2 Adults Admitted for I'rice of 1 All Cliiliircn—I0 t Vmg football PHILIP HUSTON £3 JAMES GLEASON JUNE TRAVIS BRUCE CABOT ANDYDEVINE ,' DlruttJ I, G<e,ft Mcfoffi. II. A Pinit* S. Btman proi/clion. SCOHAOIO fi<W» Also Novelty sliorl A- Comedy Friday - Saturday l!ol> Allen in "Law of the Ranger" Also Cartoon and Serial— "The Flghlln-r Mnrlnes"

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