The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 3, 1937 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 3, 1937
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BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ' Hopeful Major League Rookies Having Their Day ••^HMHBMHBH^HHBHHmHMK ^*, V3HMBl^^MM»KK^i#Mm^^^^M^w-•»_ .UIKU ^"^«•MMM t (/ picture Story •' X Tom Fttrtek itporto lo^ OlanH Qoti |,H uniform fro,,, Ty.lnrr Willie Sclmcffcr Fa E nl> the .ociull don, th York outm Slaving Through Training. Grind jXmlntowoik at HUVMU p-uk Plltliliu pointers fiom Conch Pancho qnjdci mm is GIG TIME Baseball May Be Tough ' But You Can Hardly Beat Hours BY RICHARD McCANN NBA Smlr« bporls Wrlkr Tlie fellow who fust called It a spring trauiln" grind must have been the same guy \\ho started the rumor about Ihe wpild being flat or'the same gentleman who conducted the Literary Digest poll He was thaj. wrong How conM tiny one possibly call a six-week eAcuuicn lo Florida, all expenses paid, n crlnd? , ' The major league ball plavers, of , course, like lo They grumble that it's r> ,-oste 01 tnno running around a park, thai the lown Is loo denrl the \sor,t Is fatiguing and acl e<: (heir wlnier-nisled muscles, ana It's all quite bore- some. _ But that's just llirlr wnv The Bering Irainim? "grind' is an excursion thcv look forward to Tlie only tiling objectionable about' It is tho fact that lliev don I get tiny piy checks while In traln- ( ne Iho inaior league owners don't "-tait dealing out the salaries" mht nfler tlie fust Uo weeks of' llie actual .playlnp season Maybe i that's just as well (hough, what wtlti the dogs and the horses running all aiound the flaming camps miidiv to gobble up anv loose sreni that may be pro ling In recUc«! pocketbooks ' It's a Tough life Perhaps, at one tlrn<\ thr- train-, ^Ing trips were prlnds Perhaps, ciice upon a time, the, bojs uoil-ed more than four hours a dsv—at the most—and perhaps the plajers dldnt ipend the rest of the time eallng, sleeping, swimming, ' lounging on sun-wnshed porches or cool lawns, fishing] playing cards altcndlnsr the (own bank night and playln? golf. But that'j, all they do How, Some 'manager- work their players two hours In the morning and two m the afternoon But most of the jnajor league pilots think two hours' work In the morning Is Enough And when exhibition- games are scheduled no one labors In the vmcjard during the morning - . - f"-j •**& **^i*3t. fum, s. Hal Schumacher coming back from a shopping (our. see Pitcher The poor slaveys . . . , of lhc a 8nnd - cn? to Uwmsclves. What managers object to golf unng e morning maagers oect to gol 'Of course, 'the first couple of tth€l1 tllc exhibition schedule be lavs of sDrinir training nr« rnii,»r ems on the grounds that the bo davs of spring training are rather painful, at that After all. since the baseball season ended in the fall, most of the boys haven't been doing anything more strenuous than gellinsr up out of the lamlly Morris chair to open the door for the wife when she brings In the firewood And so when they gel out there on the field and start _ running around and throwing again their!es get klnkj.' For the first couple of days the camp-uhlch Inddent- , ally, is usually the town's most exclusive and elaborate lioslelry- is overrun with a lot of stiffs Strangely, the younger men- Uie rookies-are the biggest sllff-i They dash Jnto the business of getting into shape with such Mm and v,gor that they smell from liniment for weeks on end Veterans, honever, know how to pace themselves -They \isually are allotted (o follow their own training routine. They run when they want to, throw nhen they want to, and quit uhen they want to ' i One Men Alter Another The ball players arise around f ,f f 20 In the morning, dress leisurely,*, eat breakfast as hearty as _Rny prisoner, and then drive m their own car or ride in' the club,bus- out to the ball park Practice usually, lasts from 10 to 12 *hetrthe boys go back to the hotel and 'eat again. Untess they are forking Tor a tyrant, or T there If an exhibition % «t»e on hniid, they have the rot that he couldn't ,,.„... .„. .„„ weeks Grift now bars golf after the first two, week of training until the end of the season. Hearts, rununy. .. pinochle and bridge are the popular card games with Ihe big leaguers. Very feiv of them play poker, most managers having prohibited this game long ago because ot the dissension it frequently causes. In fact, managers arc careful grounds that the boys Ihe Clark Griffim of Washington however, has a different reason =hould save r lhls energy for ball field. lo see to it that whatever card game the boys play (s only for small slakes — such qs nickels, (limes and quarters. They don't want tlie second baseman mad at the shortstop for blurring him out of a $31,50 pot, nor do they want any fellow to brood over gambling losses. £*.,£ ^nix-ton got .so sun- But Ihe players brood anyway, burned plajlng 27, holes of golf It's lough, don't you know, to Have m one day when he was with | to drag yourself away from the Nationals about 10 years ago slush and sleet of the north, ami t he rn>i /In'* »ii rt >, r*- ,„,. i «i a .. 0 „,,-„,. .,., , , , , , i slave away under burning tropical suns.for as long as two and four hour's a day. Why, It's murder, no less. And Lincoln oughl to do some- Ihlng about it. ELECTRIC ft ACETTLENB WE L DIN G AT BK3T PRICES PROMPT SERVICE Barksdale Mfg. Co, PHONE !«' Now Open for Business Our New Service Station 24 Hour Service Tires Repaired - Gas Delirercd Wrecker Service Tom Little Chevrolet Co Phone G33 All Now; Located at !01 North Second ADDING MACHINE & TYPEWRITER SERVICE BUREAU , DON TOWARDS, Proprietor make;, of Rebuilt Typewriters, A dJlD E Machines Calculators— Repairing— Parts— Ribbonj Tlie present period In-geology , usually thought of as having be gun when man appeared on glebe, and Is it'on referred lo he Human • Epocli, ' ~~ the Wirtner of) Southeast Missouri Elimination Goes To Columbia I'OR'iTAGEVILLE,' Mo.,' Mar. 3. —Tlie regional basketball tournament ovens here this afternoon and coidinncs through Saturday. Winners will.' participate in the state loia-iiaineiit lo be held at Columbia,. Mo., March 18 to 20. There will be preliminary totir- nnments Su 15 regions nt thlj time with 'over 250 Missouri high schools participating. Seven schools 111 [Kansas City and seven in St. Louis will not,, have lo compete In regional tourneys but the winners in'their, league play will go to the stale tourney' for a Kansas City- St. Louis playoff and will constitute -Region No. 1. The winner will .compete willi the other 15 teams in the'state meet fov the Missouri championship. The schedule for the tourney, Tjrlniimj; here today, is as follows: ... , Wednesday r-\Arbyrd vs. Carultiersville, 1:30 V.-\ m Gideon vs. Ilolcomb, 2:30 p. m. . Parma vs. Maiden. 3:30 p. m. Marston vs. Blsco. 4:30 p. 'm. ^Peering vs. Lllbourn, 6:30 p. m. ;Hornersville vs. Portagevllle, 7-30 ").--'.m. . -.;,-.. .-..-•' Card well s. Clarkton, 8:30 p. in. Thursday Hayti vs. winner of the Arbyrd- Caruthcrsville gnme. 1:30 p. in. Kewanee vs. New Madrid, 2:30 'Winner of Parma-Maiden 'game vs.. winner of Dcerlng-Lilboum •mno, 3:30 p. m. .Winner Oideon-Holcomb game vs". .winner Marston-Risco game 4:30 p. in. . Winner Hayll-Arbyrd game vs. Winner Horncrsville - Povtagevillc lame, 1:30 p. m. •Winner Cnidwcll-Clarkton gami vs: winner of Kewanee-Ncw Mad ltd gamo. 8:30 p. m. Friday Winner of Ihe game played a (1 3:30 o'clock Thursday vs. the win ner of the game played at 7:31 o'clock Thursday. 7:30 o'clock, .Winner of the game played a „ 4:30 o'clock Thursday vs. the win i- ner of Ihe game played at 8: o'clock Thursday. 8:3o o'clock. : Saturday' Losers of Friday's games wi. :30 ho, do ,ou play for third and Coin-Ill places at 1:30 o'clock. Championship gome at 8:30 o'clock p. ni. By Harry Graysou Many great-runners, deserving of a better fate, are sent down among the plnter.5 to earn their keep. Occasionally one strikes back, such' as Golden Prince, which grabbed the last running of the Co/Troth Handicap at old Tijuana and the $98,250 that went with it In 1929. Little Top Row recllmbed the ladder lii^ a jiffy, climaxing a grand comeback by capturing the $100,000 added Santi Anita Handicap of/a year ago. But Golden Prince and Top Row were not handicapped by Injuries that threw them off the big time forever, " Sweepstakes was. and his passing recalls the terror of the tank tracks which, after breaking-' down, went on to win 76 races. That tied the modern mark of the famous old mare.YPan Zareta. ; ...-./ Banquet bagged 85 races,' but that was In the '80s, before the demand for tremendous speed started fearing thoroughbreds apart. . Sweepstakes died at Ryedale Farms,' the home of Max Riddle, hart O n Ravenna, O. ' ' :" Sweepstakes, born to be-a champion, never'reached the height of Banquet, a stakes winner as a youngster, but had, a much 'Imp- pier finish. Sold down the river by Mike Dwycr, after,all the run had'been run out of!-him, Banquet wound up In pony races in England, and spent his last days pulling a. milk wagon. • Sweepstakes was one of the best of his juvenile year, 1921. The soil of Sweep went wrong.that winter! lie \yas patched up and returned to the races, but, like so''ninny,'.failed to show the brilliant,form that wbs his: as'a two-year-old. ' • ; 'iTjJnrlcs . dulled Sweepstakes' speed, but hot his courage. He continued to cop.minor stakes and gradually dropped down In "class. Once he found his leVcl, he began to click' off victories in rapid succession. ' The Peri'dual Jiollon Horse Sweepstakes raced year in and year out, on the leaky roof strips of the Unltwl states, Canada, and Cuba. He went to the post so often that he became known as the perpetual motion horse. : At Balnbridge, outside of Cleveland, when he was on oldster of 10, Sweepstakes developed what ill veterinarians described as an in- ) ou'll lift * gl«» of Cr»b Orehsni, well \tm It to your grateful tongue to answer llitt pertlaeat question) Yoa're Iwling TOP-RUN »hl»ker, «ad il'« rtnl Kcnlucky bourbon nil ihc -way tbroojh. ThU whUkcy if »gcd 18 monilu— Winning with 93 proof — gentle lo tongue »pd tbroaL Whal more c»n you Mk— «t a price to fay to Uke? NATIONAL WSTTILDIS POTDUCTS COWWWI1WI, NW TWW KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY 0000 UOUWS curable disease. Bainbridge officials had a burial plot dug for him In the Infield. But Dad skaggs, a trainer of more than 70, would not give up on his charge. He nursed Sweepstakes along, brought him back lo health. The veteran campaigner prevailed in four consecutive races at Balnbridge the following year. But Injuries finally brought Sweepstakes to the end of the racing trail. Riddle, who breeds horses and dogs 'and writes of them for NBA Service, became attached to Sweepstakes to such an extent that lie took a half Interest In hlni during his late racing years In order that the gallant fellow would ^not end up In a slaughter house. . Sweepstakes was retired to Rye- j dale Farms three years, ago -to spend the remainder of his life eating clover.. But misfortune camped on his trail like a faithfih hound. A pair of Montana horses, wild and only partially broken, cornered him, felled him in barb wire, and nearly kicked him to death He had hundreds of gashes in his hide from the barb wire. The attack left Sweepstakes very lame. Yet lie survived another year before it became impossible, for him lo get around. Then, old. broken, and lame, his ankles 5 «i>l)e'd beyond help, his back swaved by hundreds of races, he had lo-bs de- slroyed. - - , •'. ' * * • Kunners Mast Earn Keep King Crab was one of the earlier stars which finished racing against horses which at one time couldn't have warmed him Up. King-'Crab was contemporaneous with Banquet, and at his peak was the property of C. comelson. a:turf character. Grey uig- was sent against ordinary horses toward tli« end of his illustrious career, which wit, neased Mm triumphant in the Belmont stakes, the Suburban, ahd other famous fixtures. Earl Sande considers Grey Lag the finest competitor he ever.rode. By one of America's foremost . ^., ,ji^y u a u riUllxl In the stud, was gelded, and returned to race horses which a few years before; would-nqt hive'ibc- longtd on the same track wltli him. ' . . Clyde Van Duseri is a more're- cent illustration of how rapidly horses can fall. p ony McAtee booted Clyde Van Dusen home first in a muddy Kentucky Derby ivhic! was worth 553.D50 in 1929. 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