The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 3, 1937 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 3, 1937
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six BLYTHEVJLLE (ARK,)' COUflJER NEWS nl Major League Rookies Having Their Day ••UMMMC **• - "TiaaiMitriMiiifM n-|»n^amiin t,*«v>«ii ""^TT^Itr^*""'™^Ma^^MMM % •/ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1937 Icture Sfory Tom mrlck >«porl» to oianh Pols his uniform fro,,, Tjolner Willie Sclmeffe, ^oly the , count dons the Now York outfit Slaving Through Training Grind Baseball May Be Tough ' But You Can Hardly' Beat Hours ; BY RICHARD McC\NN NBA Service Sports Writer The fellow who first called it a spring training grind must ha\e been the .same guy who started the rumor about the woild being flat or 'the s>ame gentleman who conducted the Literary Digest poll He was that wrong How could any one possibly call a sK-uetk cxcuuicn to Florida, all expenses paid, (i prJnd? , ' The major league ball plavors of course, like to Tlicv grumblo that it's a v tisle of time running around n pnrk, Ilinl the lo«n is too deail the wonc Is fatl^uni^ and acles their Hlnler-riisted muscles, and Its all quite bore- But that's just their wnv The spring training "grind' Is an excursion they look forward to The 1 only thing objectionable about' it is *h" facl t)ial they don't get any pay checks ulnle In traln- ine The rnaior if ague ownen dont <-la>i dealing out the salar- Ii>s T inli) <\fter the fust t.vvo ,\\eeki> of the ncWal playin,' season Ma> be thal's just as well though, \\hat allh ,the, dogs and the horses tunning all aiound the tiaimns camps, waiting to gobble up any loose prepn tliat may be ?nrarliig in rrcVkss pockctbooks IPs a Toujh Life , Perhaps, at one tjme, the traln- _inj trips were prlnds Perhaps, ciice'- upon a" time, the boys uoikcd more than four hours' n. day—at the, most—ant!, perhaps; the players didn't^ spend the rest of the lime eating, sleeping, swlrn- inliif, lounging on, s sun-washed, porches or cool lawns, fishing,' playing eirdj attendlns the town bonk' vlght, and playing golf But that's all they do. now, Some'managers work tlicdr players : two .hoars in the morning anc} two in the afternoon But most of the inajor league pilots tMnk two .hours' work hi the morning' is enough. And when one labor's In the vineyard during the morning. Of course, the first couple of dais of spring I painful, at that After all, since the baseball season ended in the fall, most of "the boys haven't '«fi»f' !,„,.,, ^ ,« , , "... "" """ — "" ' •""•"•.) —|iii-.->unmuiy lie pinns on Havana Rood ' ™ h ? nr,, Q ^ Mder Mcl ! ° lt " «W«r rtght. b saying, "Wait for me. Joe," a.s he straighten, his Pitcher Clyde Castleman,!, has a homesick look reading a letter from home Poo, Clyde Isn't wm i.rf , m u ° r , Wlnlty 1Vlndli ' Sllor ' s< °i ) Dlck Bai-tcll. lower left, has a touch of giippo IB. I worr^d with charming Mrs . Bartell playhig nurse. And. lower right, we sc* Pitcher ami . • "' •""' Scl """acher comltijr tack from a shopping tour, -me poor slaveys And so to work at Havana ,,»*. _J»iUMn g pointers from Coach Pancho p.^er ' Aml , m do jou l lhS my h, 8 h 'Winner of Southeast Missouri Elimination Goes To 1 Columbia POH'iVAGEVILLE,'. Mo,,' Mar. 3. -Tile regional basketball tournament ovens here this afternoon ntxl continues through Saturday. Winners will participate in the state loia-nament to be held at Columbia,, Mo., March 18 to 20. There \7ill be preliminary tournaments ai 15 regions at thU time with over 250 Missouri high Schools participating. Seven schools Ui (Kansas City and seven in St. Louis will Hot have to compete in regional touineys but the winners In their league play will go to the state touvney for a Kansas Clty- St.- Louis playoff and will constitute Region No. 1. The winner will compete with the other 15 teams in the slate meet for the Missouri championship. The schedule for (lie tourney, iefeiunini; here lows: V--' • Wednesday fAArbyrd vs. Caruthersville, today, is as fol- Gideon vs. Holcomb, 2:30 p. m. Pnnna vs. Maiden, 3:30 p. in.' Marston vs,. Kisco, 4:30 p. 'm. ;pccring vs. Mlbourn, 6:30 p.' m. .Horncrsvillo vs. Portagevllle, 7:30 ).-' m. ;j. . Cardwell s. Clarklon, 8:30 p. m. Thursday Hayti vs. winner of the Arbyrd- Caruthersville game. 1:30 p. m. Kcwance vs. New Madrid, 2:30 P-; >»• i i -i I Winner of Parmn-MBlden game vs.,. winner- of Dcerlng-IJltxmrn nine, 3:30 p. in. Winner Gideon-Holcomb vs. 1 . .winner Mnrston-Rlsca 4:30 p. m. . ' Winner Hnyll-Arbyrd game game game, oug. n when , ••.. exhibition' games 'are schedwled of tll( ; day to themselves. What nn nn'» loVrt^p i., *u- —: _, a srinrl. 1 pll7 Some managers object lo golf when the exhibition schedule bc- irse, e first couple of eon sceule bc- ;prin ? training are rather £ , ns on " le e ro «"cls Uiat the boys nt that After all, since f ?, „ sa ve'0«s energy, for the ball field. Clark • ".i, mu;,v ui me ooys haven t VI»'N urin.iin or Washington been doing anvthing more strenn- however, has a- different reason' Oils limn cpf Hnw nr» AH* f.r *v- rinrlnnH tit>a\*iAn ~-t MU:> uuui geuuig up out ol the >J c l ""iu Kraxion got so lomily Morris chair to open the b ""i«i playing 27. doles of floor, Jor the. wife when she brina, '" """ •""" ~' ..... , . a, ill the firewood. And so when they get out there on the field and start , running around and throwing again their muscles set kinky.' For the first couple of days the .camp-whlch. Incldent- , ally Is usually the town's most exclusive and elaborate hostelry- is overrun with a lot of sllfts Stranjely, the younger rn E n- the rookies^-are the biggest stiffs They dash into the business of getting in,to shape with such vim and vfeor that they smell from liniment for .weeks on end. Veterans, , however, know' how to pace thfmselves. They "usually are -allowed to follow their own training routine. They run when they, want to, throw nhen they want to, and quit' Tvhen they want to. - - i ' ', , 'One Meal After Another The ball players arise around » or 8:30 In the morning, dress leisurely, eat breakfast als hearty as any prisoner, and then drive .n their own car or 'ride in' the club .bus- out to the ball park r^ietlce 'usually lasU from 10 to 12 when the boys go back to the hotel, and eat again , Unless they* are working, for a lyrant,-> or. there Js an exhibition »«me on hand^tiicy have', the rest . go in one day when he was with Hie Nntlojials about 10 years ago that he couldn't pitch for two weeks. Orifl lion- bars golf after the first ' two, weeks -or training until the end of the season. Hearts, rummy, pinochle, and bridge are the popular card gam?< with the bis leaguers. Very tenor them play poker, most managers having prohibited this game long ago because of the dissension it . frequently causes. In fact, managers ore careful of Washington. Brnxton got . so sun- golf M.ECTWC ft ACFTTLENK WELDING AT BS3T PRICES PROMPT SERVICE Barksdale Mfg. Co, PIIONE to see lo it that whatever card game the boys play Is only for small stakes — such as nickels, dimes mid quarters. Tlicy don't want the second baseman mad at the shortstop for bluffing him out of a $37.50 pot, nor do they want any fellow lo brood over gambling losses. But ihc players brood, anyway. It's lough, don't 'you know, lo have to drag yourself away from the slush and- sleet of the north, and slave away under burning tropi- cnl suns for as long as two and four houfs a day. Why, it's murder, 110 less. And Lincoln ought to do something nbonl it. Now Open for Business Our New Service Station 24 Hour Service Tires Repaired - Gas Delivered Wrecker Service Tom Little Chevrolet Co Phone G33 Now: Located at 101 North Second ADDING MACHINE & TYPEWRITER SERVICE BUREAU DON FDWARDS, Proprietor All m»)t tt O f Rebulli Tjpcnrlters, AdJInr Machine* an* , , Calculators—Repairing—Parts—Ribbons The present period in geolojy is usually thought of as having begun when man appeared on Ihe glebe, nntl is of'cn referred lo as he Human - Epoch', . i ! ;IMMI Winner Horncrsville - Portageville Winner Cnrdwell-Clarkton garni vs. winner of Kewanee-New Mad vld game, 8:30 p. m. Friday • Winner of_lhe game played at the win 3 Winner of the game played nt 4:30 o'clock Thursday vs. the winner of the game played at 8:30 o'clock Thursday. 8;3o o'clock. Saturday' Losers of Friday's games play for third ami fourth places at :30 o'clock. Championship o'clock p. m. gnme at 8:M Harry Grayson Many great runners, deserving of a better fate, nre sent down among the earn their keep. Occasionally one strikes back, such as Golden Prince, which grabbed the lost running of the Coilroth Handicap at old Tijuana and the $98,250 that went with It In 1929. Little Top Row redlmbed the ladder Hi. a jljfy, climaxing a grand ; comeback by capturing the SlOO.tOO ndded Sant! Anita Handicap or a year ago. But Golden Prince and Top How were , not handicapped by Injuries that threw them oil the big time forever. Sweepstakes wns, and his pass- Ing recalls the terror of the tank tracks wlilch, after breaking-down, went on to win 76 races. That tied the modern mark of the famous old.mare,,'Pan-Zareta. ••.- • Banquet bagged 85 races, but that was in the '80s, before the demand for tremendous speed started tearing thoroughbreds apart. .Sweepslakcs died at Ryedale Farms, the home of Max RMdle, hard on Havennn, O. •'•'-:Sweepstakes,-born to be a champion, never, reached the height of Bahauet, .a stakes ivlimer ns a youngster, but hn-J a much h'ap- ; pier finish. Sold down the -river by Nflke Dwyer, 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 or the best of his Juvenile year, 1921. The son of Sweep went wrong that winter! He was patched up and returned to the races, but. like so'many,!, failed to show the brilliant.form that was his. as 'h two-year-old. \ : Injuries dulled Swctpfelakes' speed, but not his courage. He continued to cop minor stakes and gradually dropped down In class. Once he found his Itfvel, he began to click off victories In rapid succession. Tbe Perpetual Motion Horse Sweepstakes raced year In and -, . yet"" out, on the leaky roof strips game played at 7:30 of the United Slates, Canada, and erlm, n -in n'nl««l. ^t.., »- . .. • ' »«"« curable disease. Bainbrldge officials had a burial plot dug for htm in the Infield. , • But Dad Skaggs, a trainer of more than 10, would not give up on his charge. He'nursed Sweepstakes along, brought him back to health. The veteran campaigner prevailed in four consecutive races at Balnbrldge the following year But injuries finally brought Sweepstakes to the end of the racing trail. Hiddle, who breeds horses and <logs 'and writes of them for NBA' service, became attached to Sweepstakes to such an extent that he took a half interest in him during his late racing years in order that the gallant fellow would not end up In a slaughter house. >a. He went to ten that he became known as the perpetual motion horse. : At Balnbrldge, outside of Cleveland, when he was an oldster of 10, Sweepstakes developed what will veterinarians described as nn In- WHAT TOP-RUN MEAMS TK« diagrnm cf Ox r ' frocta Itarvt Aon: pr evrrd fry cuttiiv off &< f . * and tin Jt»tirv H fcT<t*"—and fah'*? JA4 lop of JA* nt* to *tal I K you'll lift » g!»M of Cnb OrcharJ, well J«re It to your gnrtefal tongue to inswcr that pertinent qucotiool Yoo're U«Ung TOP-UUN whiskey, ud il't real Kentucky bourbon «il the vay (hroofli. ThU whiskey i»«ged 18 moollu— warming wilh 93 prooC •—gentle to toogue. and tbroat \^ hat more cun you «V— at » price BO caey to UkeJ KAnOKM. MSnUIIlS PWWICTS CORWMTKm, KQ» VHOK ^W KEKTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHSKflf YOU* OWM TO 0000 IWUOK / hundreds of races, he had lo Ic destroyed. . . ' llunners Must Earn Keep Kins 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. Cornclsoii. a. turf character. Grey Lag was sent against or- ' cllnary horses toward the end of his illustrious career, which witnessed Mm triumphant in the Belmont stakes, the Suburban, and oilier famous fixtures. Earl Sande considers Grey Lag the finest' competitor he ever rode. , .'• By one of America's foremost „ , , "j ^'^ i» ninericas 1C Sweepstakes was retired to Rye- sires, star 'shoot. Grey La? dale Farms three years ago to''" fv "* "'•••' -*' • spend the remainder of his life eating clover. But misfortune camped on lil s trail like a faithful 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 gasiies hi his hide from the barb wire. The attack left Sweepstakes very lame. Yet he survived another year before it became impossible, for him to get around. Then, old. broken, and lame, his ankles 'swelled beyond help, his back swayed by - - - . -• wi^.j- LJ^g IrtilLJVl in the stud, was gelded, and returned . to race horses which a few years before; would-npt haveibc- longtd on the same track with him. Clyde Van Dusen is a more "recent illustration of how rapidly horses can fall. Pony McAtee booted Clyde Van Dusen home first ; in a muddy Kentucky Derby whic 1 '•': X. was worth $53,950 :in 1929. • Clyde 4 1* Von Dusen gradually dropped in ' class and finally disappeared. '-Lithium is the lighlesi'' of all HALF-PRICE Continuous All-Week 24 MEN'S SUITS M Men's Si 7.50 Silks For Only 8 Men's $27.50 Suits To Close At 2 Men's $35 Suits Now Only $ 50 8 76 13 75 17 SLIGHT CHARGE FOR ALTERATIONS Hurry! Hurry! 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