The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1937 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 8, 1937
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PAGE SIX ELYTIIEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS r They're Cardinal Hopes Gray urayson Believes Theii Backers Have Mistaken Color For Class This is the 14th of a Ejrlcs about, major league (raining camps and 1937 prospects. • * • BY HARRY GHAYSON Sports Editor, NEA Service ! pAYTONA BEACH, Fin.—H strikes me that llic St. Louis Cardinals have a lot,of problems for n cliih mads favorite by Hie. tetlors find' generally picked to win the National League pennant. Maybe Hie toys figure that Peeper Martin's Gas House band will tlow, strum, sin's, ai:l strut Us wav down in front. Bptwcsn Dizzy Dsan's $25,050 contract imcl Macs- iro MArtiu's musicians, the R?d Birds lj\ve more liarmony than they liave bssa known .since Dl-^.y's liijli hard one made lilin important, and It will take more than n couple of good pitchers wltli music everywhere iliey go to bent but Uie Giants, Cubs, nnd Pirates. The Cardinals should obtain plenty of pitching from Dizzy cmrt Lon Wameke, but after those two are . listed the blokes In the red blazers nre no better off in the. box than any other major league club. Mickey Owen 'can throw like ..blitzes, ..but he'hasn't a slroke at bat, and may lack tha catching intelligence required•' of , a major Meaguer. Johnny Mlze's fleldlng still Is so ouaEtlonable. ,al first base that Branch Rickey has, decided lo carry a. reserve first baseman,-Dick Slebert ;stuart Mnrtln still hasn't Ills full strength following Ills severe attack of appendicitis,' nnd the old \varhorse, Frank Frtsch, may Imvo to start, at second base. Shortstop Is in the hands of the capable L?< Durocher. ' •Uullcrlilg-e.Mi'liI Illllcr Don Gutterldge, uj> from Columbus, perhaps Is the fastest, man In baseball, but Branch Rickey iul- jnlls he Is a streaky • ball player, and lie may not enjoy enough good streaks to.make a go of It ill tlilrc base. ' Gutlerid^e drove in S9 rnn= I 1 ' hitting ..298 for Columbus, which is a record that barely would uel hiir by with -a hanl-lritllns Nationa' . League entry! . . •'•..• Jimmy Brown, who hit .309 fo: Rochester, is a surplus inflelder. - Ou tt erldse a ml ,Terrv Moore. 11K light-footed" cenlfirni;lder. ; firevealed such a tendency : to hit »l b<vl in ''fide pitches this spring that BrnncV Rickey ordered them to the battinp caee. But to 'get back to the all-Important department of pi I chin" A gcod share of Paul Dean's 20 povnds of excess weight has- settled in his thighs, nnd he can't seem to get- it off. The younger of the Deaiis must find bis old speed between 'now and April 20. He says thai lilr arm no longer hurts, but lie never was n Fred Astaire. and his Increased tonnnge has him giving nn excellent imitation of the Shanty ;Hojan of last summer in the field Jim Winford is a depcndablr itetit-hander. but Bill McGee har yet l-o prove, himself. Rickey bankr/ on Rav Harrell, back from Rochester, but $2 has been retarded b' a .late February' appendectomy .which' may throw si 'Johnson, on Thorn the. Reds gave up into to front line. Bob Wetland, giant southpaw bagged 23 games for Rochester, hu' sot nowhere in previous irisjoi league whirls with the White Sox Red £ox, Indians, and Browns Jesse Haines is still around, but Eeldom will be used. The Cardinals will carrv five outfielders for the time being—Joe Medwick, Terry Moore. Pepper Martin, Don Padgett, and Stanley Bordagaray, the former Dodger who refuses to reform. Everybody ssems to have great faith in Padgett, a collegian who obtained experience in Columbus last season. He. hasn't hit this spring, but Is a big, left-handed swatter who drives the ball a long way when he gets hold of it: Virgil rjavis Missed Because of the club's color, Cardinal stars frequently are overrated. Take Terry Moore, for cxamnlc- •Moore, a eenterfielder. hit in only 47 runs:in batting only .264 in 143 games last season. Tills serin? it suddenly was discovered that'Moore was holding the - bat too tight and that there was a flaw in the way he held one hand on the club. • Frisch n?ures that there must be something that Moore can do about Us hitting. He has keen eyes and Etron? muscles, much too keen and too strong for him to hit only .264. But to date this swing, Jo2 Medwick and. Johnny Mize and their 400-foot drives have represented the punch of a Cardinal club the > exhibition record of which has Xbeen poor, I suspect that Frisch now realizes more than-'ever that It was a miitake to let the veteran catcher, ; Vlrzil .Davis, go to the Reds. ' Brusis O?rodouski can catch, but can't hit, and Owen has yet * to demonstrate that he can do ei- • thcr. The third man, Paul cher- vinko, also up from Columbus, has ; more experience than either of the others, but lacks' their potential ability. v Rickey left the Cardinals to look the Gas House .spirit, but may not have th ability. BY HARRY GRAYSON Sports Editor, NEA Service AUGUSTA, da.,' April 8.—Once lore the experts have described he shell that was Bobby Jones rudglng to decisive 'defeat In the THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1937 1 asters' Tournament. What they should have said VBS thnt.plnylnB In this one tour- unncnt :i year in his own neighborhood was a Brand gesture on loncs' part and that he did very veil for a young business man who has been out of competition or .seven years. ' Jones bettered his 1830 per- 'orinance by three strokes with 203, which tied .such active shot- nakers n.s Al Espinosa and Billy Burke and placed his name on he Scoreboard ahead of .such cur- ent Iwnlnurli'.s as Harold Mc- Spacieii, Henry Pleard, Bill Mclil- uoi'n, and Sam Parks. Jones nnd Gene Snrazen, with whom he played his final round, illll nre trying to figure how the when he Is confining hts activities to one tournament a yenr. Once It was built, someone had lo keep the Augusta National Links going, and It is said that Jones Invested more than he Intended to. * > • Monument to Jones Keeps Him In Game So what was launched as a splendid movement to perpetuate the memory of the greatest of all golfers .seems to have turned out to be something of a hendache that keeps him In the game. Bookmakers wish they could take Jones on « tour. Gordon Carpenter and Tom Watlcrson, who make book on the Masters' Tournament, opened Bobby at 40 to but those who knew the irand Slummer of 1930 used master when quickly beal him down lo 14 to I, where he closed with such current stars as Ralph Gulclahl, Sum Snead, nnd Ed Duel- Icy, against whom he had little cliance under the circumstances. "They'd continue to bet on Jones for some time," said one )f the bookmakers, "nnd' by the ime they'd give up on him he'd good enough to win." The average good professional rartlclpntes In from" 20 to 30 touinnmenU, or from 80 to 120 up Lon Wnrneke.. .should prove good 'running mate for over-worked Dizzy Dean. ifter the camps of some of- the "arm clubs, and President Sam Creadon, was called to St. IxmU )y the illness of his daughter. That leaves Frisch with the en- ire burden on his shoulders, nnd the old Fordham Flash, a world champion worrier, rnpldly Is developing a brnnd-'new crop o: wrinkles: Rend Courier News want Ads 77 strokes. But for that, Jones easily might hnve finished' well up In the high-powered Held of 40. Poor old 35-year-old Bobby Jones. Out. of competition for seven years and the best he could do wns 74-14-72. Jones and his friends. nnd admirers take quite n beating In the Masters' Tournament, nnd the question arises why the Immortal Georgian lays himself and them open to it. Answering that question fashions n reply to a second query: Why the Augusta National Links? Il's Just Another Course at Augusta The Aiigusln National Is one'of the most beautiful courses In the world, but widely traveled professionals pronounce the two 18- hole. layouts or the Augusta Country Club nnd the adjoining Forest Hills course just as fashionable, and they are Just as easy on the yes. Certainly, three 18-hotc courses •ere enough for Augusta and its ourlsls. Residents of Augusta will ell you that. The story of the Augusta Nn- lonnl Is that what wns.meant to je a memorial to Bobby Jones umcd out to be a monumental Just from a financial viewpoint. It was a promotional scheme', if course, and the Idea of Cllf- ord Roberts, n New York stock broker arid friend of Jones. It is a hangover from the golden and giddy days when every iody was Joining golf clubs. The >lg Idea .was to obtain 1000 mem- )ers nnd:. have an exclusive course where the boys could stop" en route to and from Florida and Dlnv ovcr^ri layout the.., like, ,'bl which members of their parties never 'hnd* seen. Jones .and the late and renowned 1 golf architect, Dr. AJllster McKcnzle, designed .the course nnd It" was .built In 1930. and or just nfter f the botlphi'lmit-drop- ped out.of the market and tilings were going from bad lo worse. Instead of, 1000. members, Promoter Roberts wound up with; 120, whicl is the membership today. Prac- ttoiliy' all , of the members hall from-the north. -, .. . " Naturally',--Jones has -n great sentimental : interest in' the Augusta National, but that alone would hot keep him coming back for his 'annual licking,, especially •oumls of golf a year, so you can ice how far back Bobby Is in tournament competition. Jonc.s will not tour, but there lies the gorgeous Augusta National, nnd we'll have Jones each winter nt least until 11 is on Its feet—If ever. Gun Collector Prizes 300 Types of Arms NORTH EASTON, Mass. <UP>Robert Drake, a gun collector, has 300 different types of guns, swords, powder flasks and horns. • ; i The collection, still in usable condition, Includes a complete Arabian hunting outfit 300 or more years old. Stratosphere Pictures Will Be Exhibited PHILADELPHIA. (UP) — Photographs taken from n height of aboul 14 mlle.s above the earth's surface and showing objects 330 miles nwny will lie exhibited In 'hiladelphla. The photographs were taken by Capt. Alfred w. Stephens, com- nander of the stratosphere balloon lights over Soulii Dakota sponsor- d by the National Geographic So- iety and the United States Army Air Corps. They clearly demon- tratc the earth's curvature. Photographs taken cover an area tralghl down of 105 square miles. The views were obtained with the id of infra red rays. w . K . rw CONFEDERACY T IKK a stone wall, it was said, stood the Confederate brigade under Gen, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, at the battle.of Bull Run in tho early part of the Civil War, and since then this great military B'.nius h;is been known ns "Slone- rt'iill" Jackson In the two years lhat lie served under General Jackson displayed ;m uncanny ability to appear with an ;inny where the enemy least expected him. His fast marches and sud- <ien maneuvers resulted in several surprise victories. Jackson, left nn orphan when i boy, went lo West Point, saw icrvice .in the Mexican War, and 'aught ut the Virginia . Military Institute When the war began, he organized i> brigade and became '.he South's second greatest commander. At Chanccllorsville, in the excitement ot victory, lie was norlally wounded, nnd died eight iays liiter, at the age of 39. His portrait appears with lhat >f Gen. Robert E. Lee. on the new 1-cent army stamp. Hunter Kills 30,000 Bison SYDNEY (UP)—Cecil Freer, the 'Buftnlo King" of the Northern Territory of Australia 1 , declares lie las shot 30,000 bison In 20 vears V. K.— mi Army series Generals Lee amf Jackson 4c yratj (Co|iyrlslil l'J37 Ni:.\ Sv Birds Return lo Old Home MUR.PHYSBO110, III. (UP)—FO the past several years Bob CHpne has had a fnmily of martins liv ing in a bird house in his yard Each spring tile same family re turns, and always on the sam day. Ostrich... Don't bury your head on this drinking question. Follow this safe ond sane suggestion: Reslralnl won't spoil your recreation. howi WHh :hi |uk. ol 1 l mlxa|lggir ol CAWERT'S "RESERVE" or "SPECIAL" ond I !,<,- jpoonful o( lugor. lc ilroln Inlo whkt.y- i 0 . D.toroUwllh cKerry anil llic. of W ang«. SFp II ond ... IF YOU'VE got a grouch shorts .. . never creeps up against your undershirt, gel into a wad crt your'.waistI ,it off your chest —and put Every HANES Shirt 'ought. . on a HADES! 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