The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 18, 1953
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THURSDAY, JTTNB 1?, 1958 BT.YTHEVTT.T.E fAflK.V COURIER NEWS PACK SEVEN No Clowning This Year, But Grimm's Just as Gay as Ever By CHRIS EDMONDS MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tht-re's been some talk going around that Charley Crimm is not his old, carefree self any more. "How come Charley doesn't do all those funny things in the coaching box any more?" the fans are asking. "He hasn't fainted once all year. Hasn't done that jig, either, or any of that other stuff he used to pull out at Borchert Field." What about it, Charley? 1 "It's age, partly," admitted the stocky manager of the Milwaukee Braves. "The last time I tried that falling-down, fainting business I limped for a week, so I decided to give it up." Grimm, who's 85, actually is just as gay as ever. The other night in New York he celebrated his first anniversary as Braves' manager by entertaining sportswriters traveling with the club. He clowned all over the, place and wound up with several of bis famous German versions of popular songs. Atmosphere Different "Another thing about it," Grimm said, "is the atmosphere out here is different. This is a big production at this stadium. Out at old Burchert (where the Brewers under Grimm played their American Association games) the fans were, close enough to reach out and pat I you on the back. "It was sort of like a 'big family —the same faces in the same seats right behind you every night. They got to expect a little entertainment with their minor league baseballs so," and he grinned, "I gave it to them." He did give it to them too. Anything Went. Cap on sideways with the peak over his ear, Charley would shuffle with a Chaplinesque gait to argue with an umpire. A Brewer home run would find him on his knees, salaaming, as the hitter rounded third base. The faint, in which he'd sprawl backward and collapse in the dust, always was cued to some happening the fans couldn't believe either. Fans Loved It They loved it—and they loved Charley. They still do, even though nowadays about all his extracurricular activity in the coaching box consists of is stabbing ground fouls with a big, meaty hand as they go past ah dtossing them left-handed to the closest umpire. "So he's not as funny," the fans shrug. "He's winning, ain't he? And we're in the big leagues. Is that bad?" Bead Courier News Classified Ads. Tough Club to Join PHILADELPHIA Wi Johnny Phillies ejcperi- of getting his Wyrostek of the enced the thrill 1,000th major league hit twice. In the first inning of the May 6 .game against the Cincinnati Redlegs, Johnny banged a triple and was elated to join the "1.000 Hit Club." However, the records were wiped off the books when the game was rained out after two innings. \He got that big one officially in the first inning of the May 9 contest against the Dodgers. It .was a sin- rle off Joe Black. In his first professional fight Joe Louis knocked out Jack Kracken in the first round at Chicago. The date was July 4, 1934. The first American pugilist to obtain recognition as middleweight champion was Tom Chandler. He defeated Dooney Harris in a bare DARK MOMENT —.Manager Leo Durocher and Alvin Dark were banished in the ninth inning at the Polo Grounds when they argued too vigorously that Catcher Ebba St. Claire of the Milwaukee Braves interfered with the Giants' shortstop in this run-down play. Third Baseman Ed Mathews made the tag. (NEA) The Gila monster is the only lizard known to be poisonous. Mathias Weds College Sweetheart PALO ALTO, Calif. W> — Bob Mathias, generally acknowledged as the world's greatest athlete as two- time Olympic decathlon champion, married his college sweetheart yesterday alter a 2',i-year romance. Mathias. 22. and Melba Wiser. 21. senior dramatics student from Vallejo, Calif., exchanged vows at the Stanford University chapel. Mathias is scheduled to go to San Diego soon for summer training with the Marine Corps, then return to Stanford. He faces two years active duty with the Marines following December graduation. He has one year's football eligibility lett, but said he wo\iM not play next fall. ndlaiw of early Alabama used red paint on their bodies and mounts as a sign of war; white paint as a symbol of peace. Actual throne of Great Britain is not the coronation chair, but the oaken Gothic chair in the House of Lords, occupied by the reigning monarch at the opening of Parliament. 4 Wisidng Around ArHansas fti BYJOEMARSH EVENF-FULL JUNE Got out my June calendar 10 see whai Arkansas has to offer for vacation fun and entertainment. June itching feet stems from my school days. I've been out a long time but June still gives me the same old feeling. I'm free—what am I going to do about it? There's the Arkansas-Oklahoma Rodeo in Fort Smith and the annual "Writers Conference" in Conway County. I can take in the Folk Festival in Fayettcville laier in the month. And if I'm last enough I can make it lo the Miss Arkansas Contest in Forrest City. Why just traveling would be event enough for any man. Eventful variety-why we've got it down here in Arkansas. Variety? Yes, and all fine entertainment. The American brewing industry offers variety too, in the many fine brands it makes. And like those people who entertain their fellow citi?ens with festivals, rodeos and carnivals, the American brewing industry wants to serve its products to those who like a cool glass or bottle of beer in clean whole- iome surroundings. Copyright, 1953, United States Breu'crs Foundation, fnc., Arfcctwos Diuiiion. Pyramid Buildin£,'Little flocA, Afkaiuot Enough bread is produced In th» United States annually to provide each man, woman and child with about 100 loaves. ,,. since2894 The Sign of Fine Bourbon The next time you buy bourbon think of changing for the beifer— ask for Holler's 89. W.A. HAttER CORP., Philadelphia, F w *f 4/5 QT. 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