The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1937 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, April 6, 1937
Page 6
Start Free Trial

PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLig (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Lowly Philadelphia Club Needs Pitchers, Hitlers Anc! Fielders New Philadelphia Recruits :: < -;• *\t-'f:vi:::i$$sf*W$^&$$$j;j&\ This Is (he 121h of ;\ - series about major league Irniniiig camps and 1937 prospects. * * * BY HARRY GUAYSON Sports Kditor. NEA Service WINTER HAVEN. Kb.—"There is one Ihlng about tilts year's Phillies." remarked Hans Lotert. "They have 1 n fine spirit. There Isn't a man among them who wouldn't go to blazes tor Jimmy Wilson." "That i.s excellent, Halts." cut in Wilson, who happened to overhear his Ixnvltggcd i!i!rd base coach's declaration cf loyalty, "but I wish they'd eo us far for me in (lib opposite I'irectlun. They've teen going a long way (er me foi three sensons—n long v;ay clown lo seventh and eighth pl'irc." What Lcbert meant to say war that all of the Phillies tue squarely In back of Wilson except Adolph Cainilll. outstanding slar. of r scragglly cast., Cn'mllll wants ti. be paid for being simply cruzy about his manager. President Gerry Nugent assorts that the S'.in Francisco first baseman asks and a half times what he drew for batting,.315 and driving In 10.' runs" in 1930. Nugent explains that he the Italian : a neat Increas? which would make 'him the highest salaried first sacker, in (lie National League, now that Bill Terr; of the' Giants no longer is considered nn active combatant, nut Oinilli remains in California. It is/suspected lhat Camllii ha r an Idea that neither Johnnv Mc- Clarthy nor Sambo Leslie will 'satisfy • Terry and thai lie hopes to land with the more alTluent Polo Grounders. - • The PhL'lies won only 5J games last season and you can Imagine what (hoy would be like without Caratlli's big home run stick in the battin? order. Keystone Pair Kill- Evjrytlilnif'- happens lo tin Phillies. It always does to a last- place outfit. The second basing combination turned out'to be a bust last season. Ito Norrls couldn't Ihrow well enough at shortstop and chi'i Gomez was an All-America out at second .base. Curytedv batted leli-h'nndoa except. Pinky Whitney. Catcher; Wilson and Bill Alwood, anr Gomez »rrl jt so happens that Whitney and Wilson prefer r!?ht lenders Anyway, the. Phfllles were southpawed to death. , The Phillies, on the other hand had no southpaw pitcher. Wilson hopes these matters have been straightened out, but vvlii Imo no way of knowing until the cluts start plajing for keeps. He is dubious, to say the least. Alter ail, he is banking on untried major league talent and minor league culls at that Wilson has high hopes for Tom Scharein, n G foot, 23-year-old shortstop who came from Nash ville In the deal that sent lav Chiozza. t'o- the'Giants. Schnrein can fiild and throw .and drove In 90 runs while hitting .288 for the Volunteers. At second bass will be eithei Del Yoim?. -\ho hit 2D8 for Oklahoma City, or Bill Andnis, wire compiled a .307 average for Little Rocl " Andnis Is obtaining his firs' major league trial at 29. although he has been a consistent .300 hitter In nearly every loop he's visited Among Ills baseball 'alma maters are Tyler, Tex., ilo'inc Tcrre Haute, Dccatur, Shreveport Chattanooga, and Little Rock. ' Andres is typical of the ne talent that annually trickle:; ink the Philadelphia. National Leag ,camp after every other club in the big show has had its pick. Third base is in the competen hands of Whitney. Gene Corbet a ISO-pound kid who batted .31 and hit In .85 runs for Hp.zleto in 138 games, Is filling In'at firs base during the absence-'-of Ca mill I. Norils is to be carried as a extra infieJder and a pinch-hilt* Chuck Klein is about 15 f«. dower In the outfield and has la rl least, part of thtt extra ste in going to first base, but is happ back in Bsker Bout, and certain ,;on t do the outfit any harm. Wilson Is counting upon Hersh Martin, a switch hitter, to pla 1 center field Matlm is a live ground coiercr Liocraphically . well as in the outfield, havin f.plit a five-year minor league pr paratory course timing Monro Srntig'itlci, Mo, Ebtira, Bioon itvin<j, ?nd -Houston. Tie 0-rdinals giv,n ; ' up O n hi .was--no ricommendat*'.; for Ma tin.- Neither was his insbllit' tat more than .297 and hit In no more than 77 runs ns a Texas League outfielder. Johnny Moore will play left field, but all hands mrty experience trouble keeping Morris Amo- \ich, a hustlin Jewish lad from Sup^i lor, Wis, In the dugout, Arii&vlch, a right-handed ' batter •nho hits the ball for magnificent distance 1 !, batted 327 and drove In 109 runs in 137 games with HazHrn The fifth flj chaser is Fred Tauby, who was Inspected by the White Sox a couple or springs Mobley Beats Pole While Baker 1 rounccs French- Canadian TUESDAY, APRIL G, 1037 Wayne UiMasler.. .Louisville star comes lo Phillies in role of mucli- nccded southpaw HV J. P. FKIF.ND Foreign wrestling representatives bsittcd exactly w.ra In the American Legion show, last night ut the hut nrena, Uex (Tex) Nfobley, handsome giant from Amarlllo. Texas, gave Joe Orawele, of Poland, a first class grappling lesson in his debut here, taking two of the three falls, Dago linker, Racine, Wls., loiighie, completed the rout of the foreigners with a surprise two straight falls defeat of Frenchy Lenvill, French-Canadian. Mobley used an old ring trick to take the first fall. After dcal- jig out much punishment with arm locks, the Pole started n series of body slams and seemingly hud the Texan in a bad way. Orawc'ic came in wide open, expecting to put the finishing touches with another. Mobley was ready for him. Successive body dams, followed by a front crotch ind body pin, were sufficient. The time was 18 minutes. Rex had the ruse played on him for full No. 2, and under almost the same conditions. Orawele suddenly came to life. He turned one of Mouley's slams Into a back body drop. Mobley's head cracxcd Ihc canvas with n sickening llmd and he \s r £is out cold. It required hut eight, minutes. Coming out from the rest period Rex showed no ill effects of the fall and proceeded lo polish Ora- wcic off in rapid fire fashion. He faked Joe out of position with a change of tactics, and applied a crab hold lo win. Time: 7 mines. Fans arc still trying to figure it Just how Baker managed to ve Leavitl the "works." Rated as prime favorite, Lcavilt is blocked at every turn. Baker eakencd I.eavitt's powerful anus ith arm locks, and slipped into Norwegian back breaker hold, was curtains for the Canadian, he hold somewhat resembles the uclflxion ns employed by Black- nlth Pedlgo. except that the nek Is held against the knee in- ead of the neck. The ten minutes of rest were isiiftlcicnt for Leavitt and he 5st the second fall in four mln- tes after a fewliiore arm locks id a dash of choking. Bud Farmer, Blytheville, • and Inrcnce Reid, Ekron community, ought nn unexciting three-round raw In one of the boxing pre- r.i. Two othe? youths, whose nines were not' announced,'drew Ington club may'finish, ns high as second In HID American League this trip. When Cliff Bolton ran out on the Nationals last August he, brought back Hognn. Shanty's metamorpho.sU can be traced to Mini, a bump on the head, and his pride. Tumbling Into the minors and finally getting a chance with the Albuny Internationals last season. Ilognn was riding along in a bus with lhat club one night. "We hit a bump, and I hanged my head a terrific whack on tnc celling," beams the good-natured Irishman. "I'd been sound asleep. I woke up. and started thinking, something I hadn't often bothered to do. "I said to myself, 'Hogan, you're , i . g Announcement Is Withheld But Everything Points To Bobo IIY J. I>. r It] END The name of Blytheville's manager for Ihc 1937 season will be Talking Bird,, me next by the publicity department of >.. and that's about be greatly surprised 'if Hershel us far as you can go, unless you Bobo, ex-Memphis Chick, is the »»••» the country. 1 I suddenly got choice ugh Mulcahy.:.young righthander was minor leagues. a winning pitcher in the nek and who compiled n .311 ,'cragc with Dallas. 'fhe Phillies will hnvb ^'ood itching, with Boh Grace lined p in back of Wilson and Alwo'jd. Wilson says that four of his (tellers are at th; singe and avo it in (hem to blossom into tardom Miniiltnncoii'rty. They me Bucky Walters, Claud" 'asscan. Joe Bowman, and Orviile orgens. He calls Sylvester Johnen Ihe finest rvlir-t worker In the caguc. Hugh Mnlcnhy bagged ?5 lames for Hnzleton. Harold Kcllcher, the Philadel- Inst winter when the Phils draft ed him from Louisville. The remainder of the 18 pitch ers in the Phils' camp are kids Wilson having come to the con elusion that he must develop hi own pitchers. "And if I ever get a staff i will be n shame lo bring It Int the Philadelphia park." explains. Wilson. "I've seen five pop Hie bounce oIT the right field -wall i one game. "Why. frequently I've had t take out pitchers who were vcr ellectivc. I couldn't le Ona sandlotter who appeared so | those pop files bounce oil lha u-cmismg a year ago, hut who! wall nil nflernoon. Something ha muscle in his back in to be done about it. .so out cam hitting finiBoes and was useless a ,,Hcher who would have bee oiactically nil season, seems to hulling out- the Giants, Cnrdir have picked up where he left ofl ' vlicn he was injured. Pete Slvcss reported with his arm tied up. When criticized for :lolng htavy work during the \vln- tsr that brought this on. Sivcss that he had lo live. Nobody had an answer tor that. The large right-hander stepped right from Dickinson College last June to win three games while losing four for a vastly better percentage than that of his club. Tills trip Wilson at least has two pitchers who throw left- handed. They arc Bobby Burke, who sprnt his twenties with Washington and celebrated his 3Cth birthday by signing with the Phillies, and Wayne LnMaster. a sturdy little veteran who has been a lo 1 of plnces bctweni 1926. when lie started with New Orleans, and FOR SALE SOY BF.AX HAY PLANTING SEEO STOXEVILLE 5A STOXEVII.LE 4.V 1st year from StoneMlle Station 8 DOZ. PURE BRED WHITE . ROCK PULLETS ' Fresh Heifers with Small Calves H. C. Knappenberger Is, or Cubs In any other majo cague park." fiitilo Phils. No prospec: 'Die getting anywhere, and nothlt: mich lo lock forward to c wise lo myself. "Do you really want to kiiov; whnt the newspaper: t. They didn't lie it. said 263, Herman "Honk" DeBerry, right hand man of the Giants' big boss, Memphis Bill Terry, spent yesler- and agcr, Fred S. , fldm!Uc " »«l the pilot had been on the scales for neCpenS Sclcct «>: He ««'">«'• "°™'er, to The boys Just guessed at 203 or 205 and I let it go at that. reveal his identity and passed it off by saying that matters of that nature were handled solely by Terry, from New York office. HORIZONTAL Answer to Previous Puzzle 1 Pictured talking bird (pi.). 7 It lives in the 13 To twist. 14 To refund. 1G Region. 17 Frozen desserts. 18 To habituate. 19 Color. 20 To test for flavor. 22 Social insect. 23 To stitch temporarily. 24 Matching dishes, 2G Wine vessel. VERTICAL 1 It belongs to the family 52 Scandinavians. 3 p_egrets 28External ear. 05 Woven siring. 4Toslumbci, 32 Hastened. 50 Tree trunk. • 33 Pertaining to 57 Doleful. the leg. 3 5 Post script. 30 To bury. 37 Neither. 39 Church 15 Play on, words. 21 Ditch parts.' 23 Supernatural being. 25 Cloth measure, 27 Chart. 29 Pitcher. 30 Wagon track, 31 Wrath. 34 It has plumage. 37 Northeast. . j 38 Sun god. 40 Bursts. 41 Greater calorie. 42 Recedes. 43 King of , beasts. , 44 Dovekie (bird). 45 Request. 5 Three. C Slate council. 47 Tiny particle. 58 To leave out. 69 Furtive dignitary. 42 To pass away. persons. GO It is an excellent (pl.). 7 Too I h incrustation. 8 Grain. 9 Father. 10 Part of eye. 11 Penny. 12 Final cause. 48 Branches. 49 Narrative poem. 50 Soaks flax. 53 Either. 54 South America. disgrace. You don't know how sensitive I was. When rumor that Bobo had the Inside ,.,,,.. „ T . , . , , . track by saying that "he has been kidded me I had to laugh, too. umlcr Jcon 4 er atirm by the National League officials." The fact, too, that for the lost two weeks Bobo has been assisting Frank Brazil! at Greenwood, Miss, Giant But It hurt. It really did." uiiincr "Sign System" The late John McGraw always said that Hogan was a great i . . , , . tji.ifiiii UL vjitrcmvuuu, ivn^. 1 ),, muni, catcher but sent him back to Ihe farm wllprc scveml Blv ' ll!ovllle Braves in despair when he dls- candidates covered his baby elephant's system" wilh waiters. On the dinner list. Shanty would . , , ,„,..,,_,, order "spinach," but It meant pic , A Graduate of Mississippi Stale, . ' . — >.* fj.l. u,],.,!-.! 1\0 C!OTTO(> in fn/\Ulnll On/I are training, is ' considered further evidence that I he will be sent here. a la mode. "Salad" meant steak smothered with filed onions. "Consomme" meant mnshed potatoes. "Peas" were iiork chops.' McGrnw couldn't understand Hognn's ever-increasing tonnage.: but believed him to be doing his best as a vegetarian until one of where he staired in football and baseball, Bobo compiled an enviable record as a coach, minor league player and manager. For several years he • tutored the gridiron and diamond teams at Mis- the club officials discovered the otie flaw in Shanty's system. The big backstop had overlooked swearing the bisciiit-shootci's to secrecy. One of them remarked to this club official that Hogan. was a funny man. "Why?" asked the club official. "Well," answered the hash-dispenser, "he writes down spinach and I'm supposed to bring him pie a la mode and things like that." Hogan soon was back with the Braves. Couldn't Ueinl Over same time managed the the city's gave up her franchise Bobo went over to Jackson, 1 ' 55 " " " le '' e , he achieved his greatest success. his teams always battling it out with the leaders, and winning out several seasons. In 1932 he was ' ready for the first batch of young had a 1 good season with the. Giants April 21. Several of the light poles have been erected, and bought by Memphis. Although he Chicks, he secured his release and returned to Jackson. Bobo plays almost, any position and does a good Job of it. His normal place is third base, but he is an able catcher, has done some pitching, clubs American a trio of cantos. Mike Mcroney Dandled vrestllng while; Willis Ford erccd the boxing. : the UY HARRY GRAYSON Sporls Eilllor, NEA Sen-ice ORLANDO. Fla., April B. — J. Francis Hogan literally is Ihe nost amazing figure In the Grape- 'rull League tills spring. Intimates of his days with the Giants and Braves scarcely recognize Shanty of Somerville, who :ias shrunk to n mere 235 pounds, which is only 10 more than lie scaled Ihe year he hit .340 for the Polo Grounders. The man who ate himself out of the majors appears to have starved himself back to stardom. He actually has taken off 51 pounds since last fall. No other ball player in history ever approached that reducing feat. In more ways than one, Hogan Is the largest reason why Bucky Harris has nn idea that his Wash- loose. All waived on hhn. No League club wanted him. He plny- ed for a while with Minneapolis it the end of 1935 and then went home for the winter. There, at Somerville, he blew up lo 286 pounds. "I .kept writing lo a lot or major league clubs asking for a chance, says Hogan, now able to flush a victory smile, "but none wanted me. ii |, "Finally Joe Cambria of Albany got in touch with me and made me a proposition. I had no spring training and so Cumbria offered to give me 10 days in which to get in shape, r couldn't have gotten in shape hi 10 weeks, but or Hie third day he. caught me. "I got a double the first time I. got up to bat and then didn'i hit anything for a \veek. I was so fat that I couldn't bend over. I'd never played night ball, either and I hated it. Still, without trying, I had a successful year. I batted .359, and then Bolton skipped and I came to Washington." Hogan credits n diet that Al Simmons ' picked up in Honolulu with ' helping him. Here It Is: For breakfast en raw fruit — oranges, apples, grape fruit, and pineapple, and milk- no coffee, especially coffee will cream or sugar. For lunch you may have starchy food in moderation—potatoes, rice, etc., but meat. For dinner you may eat an> meat except pork. No bread and butter, no gravies, no dessert. Now Located at 101 North Second ADDING MACHINE & TYPEWRITER SERVICE BUREAU CON FDWAUDS, Proprietor All makes of Rebuilt Typewriters, Adding RJachlnei Calculators—Repairing—Parts—Klbbon< Low Rates long Terms Prompt Service Prepayment Privileges wbnttal FARM LOANS Anywhere in Mississippi County Wilson and Worthington Isl National liank Rldg. Blytheville, Ark. Authorized mortgage Ixian Solicitor for Tlic Prudential Insurance Company of America CLARENCE II. WILSON for developing young taint. DeBerry was-quite pleased with he development of the diamond t Walker Pai'k*; The field Is tak- ug shape rapidly and will be the others are on the field. "Hank" predicted that Blytheville will have one of the finest small town baseball plants in the country when it is completed. .He expects to arrive with the vanguard after the opening of the Cotton States League in Greenwood, and will remain until the Northeast Arkansas League lid is pried off here, May G. The Osceola Indians are the first test. Head Courier News Want Ads B. & P. L. NO. 11 PLANTING SEED (A Pure Strain) Original seed obtained direct from (he breeder and planted by us for two years. No other cotton planted or ginned on this farm. Reasonably priced in even weight 100 Ib. bass. Sppcial pricts on carlots. Inquire F. A. Rogers, Manager, CLEAR LAKE FARM Route 2, Box 81, BlytnevillB Phone 1500-F11 They all look dike.;. butane isa T HE JUDGES can fell them apart... but to most of us one beautiful horse looks much like^another. However, one of them is different... a Champion!, It's the same among straight bourbon whiskies... and mild, smooth WINDSOR takes a blue ribbon in its thrifty price class. HAKVKY MORRIS RAY WORTHINGTON STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free