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PAGE EIGHT i : (ARK.) ^COURIER' NEWS SATURDAY; ifAUOII 27/193? IlCdST-l CAN FIELD McKechnie Waxes Enllius- CAN'T -HIT iasm "Over Flock "'Aged Ball Players of I .This is the. (Hlli of about inajnr Italic .fanirs and 1937 in-osiicc a scries training: BY IIAKRY. OKAYSOX Spoils 'Edltnr, NKA Service , FT, PETERSUUKG,' Fla — Dill McKcchnle Is 111? OP Clo'sman of , ^Biseball. Wilkiiishlii'K Will can do more ylth •- misnts timl broken-down ylnym then am mnmfaci In the , business, The Keeper of the' Boston Be:" kept o/.wbird -collodion of ptiMim- p.rs ; in the first division cf the : National League. In ISM and '31. ;\Vlien nhanclal diffici'ltits forced Judge, ITinll Fnrhfi to disrupt thiim'in 1035, the Hub ailiy established a new btp league i.c bi'd for : giames lost— 115. But •-. McKcchnle -came right i back. •Etartlii! from -scratch under. . Bob Qulnri In 1930, Me- •Keclinle. at' the outset had the best eighth place club you ever •looked 'at. but 'he finished sixth, nnd. now that, he has his way > acain, (he last club in the first division. hod be.st. not bog down. : It's a typical Boston National . League ; club tliat, McKechnie ha> nsf.embled -'nt Waterfront. I'arb here He has ' bohlered" his outfit with n half do/en iccmlU .ranging in, age from 29 to 30. It's never .-too late under the' Ol Clo'sman. Victor Frnstcr. 30-year-old vliht- liander. stalled fiom his Mt En- lleider. leiprlso, Tex, home In a io\\- boal and insisted upon the Dec. 1 •obtaining 1 :waivers on him before signing. Frasier looked like n $50000 pitcher v/Ilh'tho White Eos five or six seasons back, but it now develops that Vlclor prcw homesick. He bagged U. lost 1, nnd pitched t two :i-hitters and a 5- blow victors' foi Dallas In 1!UB and : doesn't care to be detnlnet In the event. that he once more /lines foi his Tevas plains •McKcchnle has one of tin fin- isi" entcncrs In baseball In Alfonso.-Lope?., and with Hie Castillan's knowledge of National League,batsmen tins' 'an Idcir thnl he'll gel plenty of pitching out of Daniel MncFavdcn. Louis Felte, Vphruflabich, Guy Bush, Wl'llnni Harris, Ira Hutchinson, I William Perrin, Robert. Smith, James Tur- iu:r,- William Weir and Frasitr . Joe's older trolhcr cnn field, bul Is weak hitter. LITTLE ILF 10 Insli On Monday Mat Gird; Lope?. Grapples With Barnclt nv .1. Mlddlcwcighls, I-'ItlENI) who have teen By IIAIilty GUAVSON NBA Service Sports J.'dilor OULPPORT, Mi«. — Outfielders believe in .signs. !\fe) Ott says found duccd to utility roles. McKeclinle 1 has given up on Rddie Mayo, third bnseman obtained from Hie Oh.inls, nnd lins switched Vlncc DIMnggla,, Joe'.s older brother, to third. i Vlncc came from tlie Pacific Coast League with u reputation of. being n good oullleider with n stronj nun but unable to hll ;i curve. McKrchnle, however, thinks llml lie will hit major league pitching al a ,2B5 clip which Is good enough for an !u- Another Fling Ills prove Khoiild base. * Ann troub'lc has redoubtable Walter outfielder's valunbl; nt a r in third switched the Ucreer from heavy jsel ilglil-liamler n 25, and ' lolsl' B earn the repuln- , "30 ! years, won Jsl Pnul to e of ' foi tion of bslng the worllilest pitcher In minors, but many American Association player* considered Jim Tinner, 30-jeai-old mtlkmnn of • l\nlenftlllc, Tenn, his superior. Turner .accounted for 18 victories for Indiannpo'ls, nnd Is Uiarp-eycd al bat he plajcd 75 games 'in the outfield Dr. Eddie O'Brien of Boston np- )i<!V.t to have carved McKechnle another first night pitcher in removing n- piecs of .bone from Entlcii's .elbow. Bnblcli. was a dead loss last term "after coming to the Tices fro'ii Hie Dodgers Bought by Urookljn from the San Francisco Missions for $40,000, Babicli In 1934: and ..'35 showed unmistakable signs of future greatness. Bush, 'whose .once splendid curve so strangely became a mere wrinkle n year after the Cubs traded him to the Pirates, seems to have once more found the secret of it all. Bill HKvri: 1 . Is 1 the dean of the older circuit's new -members at 36. The tall right-hander had his first big league Iryout witli the Reds in 1923 and launched three-year slny with the Pirates In the fall of 1931 Harris last year won 15 and lost 11 for Buffalo, International league champs. He pitched two no-hit, no-run games. Hutchinson, 2C5-pound Chicago carpenter, throws • the bosebal faster than any other hurler Ir - the hive. Hutch won • 13 and losl 8 for St. Paul In 1936. After a half dozen years In th< minors, Bill- Perrin, once givei n going over by Cleveland, struck •tils -southpaw -stride with 18 victories against 8 reverses for New brlf.nns. McKcchnle says , that If Billy Weir • continues to show the. form :ftashed last summer and to date this spring, he -wouldn't trade the chunky southpaw for Dizzy Dean. Weir stepped from the University of New Hampshire campus last June to work In 12 games for. . the Bees. He scored three shutouts while winning four and los- :enlcr to. left 'Held, with Gene Moore moving into center. Debs Gaims, who \va.s with the iirownr, from IS1I3 until Juno, 1035; nnd who was dratted' from San Antonio, will play right field unlit ihe stronelh returns to llic 35-year-old : Frank McGownn's aiikle.s. McGowan. pacemaker of Buffalo's IS.IG ponnnnt conquest, underwent two operations during the winter. McGowan, voted the most valuable, player in the International -League 1 last season, Itnd trials witli the Athletics in 1922 nnd the Browns In 1020. '•'Other ,'outnddcrs nrc Jnmeu Mosolf, who broke In as n ,pro- fttJsto"rlKi in 1828 and hn<l trinls with the • Plrntes ami Cute, hit .318': for Dallas in 193li; Jamco idulhcrn, who hit .325 in An- ganiej >f ,wllli-^lclCticj>pQxt;_n|id drew' Pilney. who ;: hasn't "yet" Hit the ball like he hit "the Ohio State line for Notre Dame. Pllney's average in -18 games with Syracuse was no more than ,233. Spring Grid Practice Opens At Caruthersville CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., March -7. — Jack Ilopke, Cimithcrsville- ilgh school coach, has called iprlng football practice. with ibout 40 responding. Faced with he task of filling three line and hres backficld positions nest fall, iopke tins chosen not to have any rack lentn this year, and devote ils time to preparations for foot- lall next fall. Among those from last yew's iquad who show promise In the spring drill sessions are: Clint Murphy, Bill Ross. Melvln Hlck- on. Chester • Stephan, Paul Ross. Irish P.oss, Bob Mick. Harry May, and Jack Tlplon. Joe Tip- Ion, Harold Hinchey. also four rookies. Leon Crawford. Billy Pierce, Elmer Murphy and Ger»ld Hargrove. Hopke said that nt tlie end of the drill season, he planned, tentatively, to have his "team" play picked lineup from among the Seniors. Osceola TO Meet Local Club May 6 )!lythcvilte will open the Northeast Arkansas season at home.'on May 0 with die Osceoln Indians furnishing the opposition If a ten- accepted by league directors. ' lative schedule for the season is The tentative schedule received here reveals Hint Blylhevlllc will also piny at home on July 4th. meeting Paragould's Rebels In doiiblehcadcr. Unless objections to the schedule art: filed with Ihc league •secretary it will be laken as ol- Mally confirmed. It is understood that Blylhevlllc officials hnve. expressed .satisfaction with the schedule. sharlpi: the card with Ihc hcav- snpplant the bigger boys in the American Legion weekly wre.vllint! card Monday nifOit Nt i" l.c»ion hut arena.' "Irish" Patrick O'Dowdy will make his first up] learn lice here ifter his niicstionablc defeat by Rtinnv Clifford, two weeks a^o. meeting the clever Yaklma In- 'ii'Mi. Cliief Lltllc Wolf. ; BiHl Lope/, Mexican, who-goes in. i'or the rou^h and liunblc slyle i( riilliiK'. and rates among the br.H In his line .will pit his skill and s'raiglh against- another youngster, Jack Burnett, Cni« Glrardcau. Mo. As iisunl they will toil over the ninety-minulc time limit, and two best falls oul of three deciding. O'Dowdv h.is demonstrated more tiiim once thai he deserves the lilali position which he holds among the car scramblers. He Is a conscientious worker whose main ' nos ™ to help the pitchers, but they objective Is to win as quickly as 1)aven 't to date In [lie Grapefruit nossib'c. Cliief Little Wolf's best ' 8a e ilc - - . . Nor does it seem •ixMbllions were ngnlnsl. O'Dowdy any JMkrabbit has been taken , T.IIM. froln the ball. he knows just how lo piny any ball that hllb a safety nmr advertisement on llic Uicky right field wall of tlie polo Grounds. If the pellet strikes a certain part of one letter it will iiehoc!iel on; way. another part of a cer- taln letter determines how il will bounce in anollier direction, etc. . . . The late Hoss Young, who preceded oit in right fi;tU lor tlie Olnnts. employed ilic same' system. nnd was conrissd for weeks when. reluming from a toad trip. a new sign painted in ihe key posilton at his buck, Oil still is a young fellow, but Is almost dean of the Giants . . Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons reported only two months before him in 19^5. Baseballs manufactured according fo specifications recently adopted for 1938 u;e in thp National league are sailing fur and wide in exhibition game trials, although witli raised slitches and a thicker cover,, the pellet is supjwsed to be less lively than tlie 1937 standard • - The raised stitches are sup- I nnd Blacksmith Pedlgo. Little Wolf Is nol only n skilled wrest- ' ljcsl1(l ' 1lU "• 'oo "color" as ' carly for tlle pitchers to really take be oiit to i a n " n llold ' 1)Llt " >crc is "° netting O'Dowdy's! away froln tnc I'ille-likc travelinjf >>umts and Hie latler will be gun- of the baU ' 'ilns for a victory to start him on mother winning streak. but has as much '.he rainbow. He will avenge a defeat nt The builder-uppers. Lopes and liarnctt. have n little feud all 'heir own. too. U seems that a few personal grievances have" cop- yed out between them, and 'these U.tlle differences will bo thrashed out in the ring. Referee Mike Meroney will parade Blythcvlllc amateur boxers In a pair of bouts. Vlai't at 8 p, in. The show Hov Puzzles Teachers WORTHINGTON, Eng. (UP) — In order to .sec If a ten-year-old boy is curable of a mysterious complaint—(he inability to lalk read or write when he is at school, Although he Is apparently normal Dlytlicvllle's home games on the I 1 '-, home—Worthing Town Council tentative schedule folio' May U. 7 Osccola; 13, 14. Caruthersville; 16, w, Newport;''23 (two games), 24. Jonesboro; 25, 2G. Osccolai June 1, 2, Newport: 6, 7, : ,Osceola; 8, 9, Pu ration Id; 15, 10, Joiies- lioro; 117, 18, Parngould; 24,''25. Jonesboro; 27 20, Cnrulhcrsv'HIe,,' July 4 (two games), Paragoiild; 0 i 7,'N v e,W]lort; 13, II, Osccoln; 18, 19, Joiiesboro; 20. 21, N,cwpo^t; 27, ^18, Nuwporl'. ! ' '• August, 1 i (two. games). 2. Osceola; 10, Pnragould; 11, Newport; 13, 20 (two games), Caruthersvlllc; J(i, 27, Carulhci'svillc; 29. '30. Jonesboro. September 2, 3. Paragoiild. las granted $150 for special treat- incut. Fowl Hals .Cottim Seed • MELBOURNE;'. Ark. <up)--cot- lon seed k the (avorlte diet of. a hen owned by Mrs. w. E. Edwards. Tile ctilckcn prefers il to corn Mrs. Edwards said. '; .The various types of fingerprints nt Ihc Department of Justice, ir Washington, are classified-under li mathematical formula; which makes checkin •-'-—-'- " Some Cliiozza Data Lon Ciiioran looks like the bc- fore halt of one ol Ihoss and after ndvertlscinenls. before Tnc Italian is only 2fi. but nppcnrsito be 40, no exaggeration. . . . iron- gray hair and a hawk-sliaped face make him seem really old. Chiozza hit .338 for Memphis in 1933 nnd was drafted by the Phillies, a tough break for "Tom Wai- kins, owner of Ihc Southern Association dub. . . . Watklns figured that the majors would lei Chiozza alone for another season, after u.'iich Tom could have peddled him fur five times Ihc draft price. Tile season after Chiozza was drafted, n neiv draft rule went into effect, according to which an athlete had to play four years in the Illinois before bring drnflcd . . When Chlo/M was grabbed by the Phils, diree years of minor league •service made a player eligible for draft. The correct Iinllnn pronunciation of tlis name is "Chec-ott-y.i, 1 but it generally is pronounced cith si "Cliee-o-z:! 1 or "Ki-o-za" . . 1-ou .says" that lic.dpesn't care ns lon;< as'lhey don'l call him "chee?e- a." Me played everything with the Phillies, infield and outfield. . . x The only position, oddly enough, •*'h?re he hasn't had much experience is Ihlrd base, wliers the Giants need Ills services badly. Chiozza is tiic fastest oianl. . He lately opened an Italian restaurant in Memphis and is making a 8" of it. , . , He is a good cook himself. ... A 20-year-old brother, Dlno. was released by (lie Giants' Greenwood. Miss., farm alter he broke his leg ... The kiJ also is an inlkTJer, and now a free agent as' well. Don't Fear Cards Some members of the Giant pirly believe that the club will fin:! tha 1937 National League race a breeze unless Ihc Cardinals and Cubs im- lirovc. . . . They don't give the Pirates much of a chance. . . . The Giants played poor ball last season until mid-July and still won be- caiise the Cards and Cubs couldn't do, batter than .500. The Giants figure that the Cards must have Paul D2.in and Lon Warneke in form to win. as well is some settlement of the second MSC question. . . . They point lo :li2 fact that the fleet Gutteridge still is unproven at third base. . . . Tliey question whether the Cubs gained much by the trade that sent Warneke to tlie Cardinals nnd brought Jimmy Collins anrl Tar/an Parmelce to Chicago. Jimmy Ripple is a real hustler who belongs with the Gas House Gang of St. Louis. . . . Fat Pied- die Fitzsimmons and his freak delivery promise to .go on and on ns did Burleigh Grimes. . . . Hal Schumacher perhaps is the most doubtful of the Giant pitching Gabby lliirtnetl, ih c oraliiiR catcher of tlie Chicago C'jbs soft soaps himself under .Unc sho\vers at the Cubs' Calniinu Island training camp. ._- slars, but has looked all rlglit'so far. ',:y.\ One thing that must b2 tnkawj! into .consideration In figuring .'tiio'"' Giants' chances is that the standouts of the outfit are a year older. . . . Cassy Stengel, who had First Baseman Johnny McCarthy-' 1 in Brooklyn, declares that the Chicago Irishman never will be uble to : liit, . . . Bill Terry, who paid $40,000 for McCarthy, won't like that, uiit Terry and Stengel never did speak guardedly in connection with each other. -; Read Courier News Want AdV Let- us figure with you on eleclric wiring, repairing, nnd motors or Diesel engines/ I ' Ilone 2C6 ELECTRIC SHOP Drs. Wert & Wert OPTOMETRISTS Ovei Joe Isaacs" Slore S W1! MAKE 'EM SEE Phone 540 : D. P. L. 11 FIRST YEAR SEED D. P. L.-11 PEDIGREED SEED SEED CORN — COW PEAS — SOY BRANS ' FOR BEST PRICES SEE O.O.KARDAWAY&CO. : Now Located at !01 Nortb Second ADDING MACHINE & TYPEWRITER SERVICE BUREAU AH : .inaltf. o FDWARDS. Proprietor, Macrinn -«n« Bill Perrin . . . up lor another big league trial. Purdue Ball Club Lunches Here On Way To Louisiana County Nurse Reports 1,261 Calls in Year J5LA1R, Neb! (OP)—Mrs. Do- rciu Walker, county public health nurse, submitted her report for tire past yenr to the county, com- ml.ssloncrs recently. Somewhat astonished and not a little pleased, the commissioners read that Mrs. Walker had: Traveled 7,025 miles, mnde 1,261 colls, administered nursing care to 1.W2 patients, gave 219 health instructions, aided physicians at 59 births and provided nursing care to mothers and infants for a 10- day period. Purdue University's baseball H)»iid, accompanied by coaches (vnd trainers, stopped here for lunch today en route frotn Ihe university, located nt Uifnyette. Ind., lo R^rovcport and Ruston, Ln°. for -i scries of pames with Cm- Icnnry .ind Louisiana Tech. The group, -2!) strong, is motor- ins linough llic country. The names will be the first of Announcements The Courier news hai fiEen ati vnorlzrd to announce Ihe follow ns cnndidates for Blythcvllle mil- niclpul offices, to be elected 01 April G: For Mayor MARION WILLIAMS W. W. HOLLIPETER , G. H. OREAR For Aldcnnan, Fitsl Ward J. L. GUARD (full • lerml , E. P. FRY (short tcrtn> JESSE WHITE (short leinil For Alderman, Second Ward FLOYD A. WHITE JOHN C. McHANEY. JR. For Alderman, Tliird Ward DAMON McLEQD ESTER LUNSFORD W. L. HORNER • the .vea-son for the Purdue boys u have been forced to confine llii'ir training to indoor work. They ?nid the ground was covered li four inches of y lef; Lafayette. ;• Centenary two then move over to Ruston lo play uisiana Tech n pair of games. Read Courier News Wa.., Ads RESTLING Monday Night 8 P.M. PAT O'DOWDY.. vs. ....CHIEF LITTLE WOLF HAUL LOI'EZ vs. JACK H'ARNETT American Legion Stadium Ing three. Jordan ; Nol Wanted' Baxter Jordan, Violent holdout first baseman, has been advised to! make a deal fof himself, preferably one thdt will bring an outfielder. And Eiburt Preslon Flet-j cher, just turned 21, t will play, first base; ' ' ' ' :Fletcher> hpmcrgrown at Milton,' Mass..- bats nnd throws' left-handed. He hit 344 In driving in 85 runs for' Buffalo | •- Tony Cucclne\lo again is teamed up ar«und_second;base with Rab- ! bit Yfarstler who last year as* slsted ' him In btttering his own leagiie record for number of double plays participated In. • v Wllllarn Urbarii'-.l has been re- Edward, Duke of Windsor, an amateur magician and Is particularly good at slcight-of-hand and card tricks. 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