The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 15, 1931 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 15, 1931
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MAY 15, 1931 iLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SEEK OF 1931 Blossomed at Inverness Jones._ Fan-ell, Sarazen, Dicgel and Armour Made Debut at Inverness. BY CLAIRE BU11CKY NEA Service Sports Writer CHICAGO.—The tree that bore five of the world's best golf players in 1926 is being prepared for another harvest in Julv. Bobby Junes, Johnny Farrell, Gene Sarazen and Leo Diegcl, all home breds, and Tommy Armour, Scotch-born but American by adoption, arc the luscious psaches thai were p'ucked from the bouglic of Inverness. The Toledo club, scene of the 1931" National Open championships July 2. 3 and 4, can hardly expect, to duplicate that bumper crop, although 11 years have elapsed since it turned out the richest golf harvest ever reaped. The debuts in National Open competition of these five were marked by belter than average scores. Diegel outdid the olhcr freshmen, bagging a 29G that put him in a tie with three others for second place, just one stroke behind Ted Ray's winning score. Jones tied for eighth with 299; Sarazen shot 311 lor 30th place; Farrell scored 315 for 45th and Armour, then an amateur, recorded 311 which netted him 48lh position. * • * As proof of the wealth of that crop, consider that in nine of the ten National Open championships since 1920, these five have bscn winners or runner-up. Only the 1921 affair at Columbia Country Clab, Washington, D. C., escaped them. Sarazen was first to break thru The husky Italian blustered to the top at Skokie in 1922, stroking a fine 253. only two above the record Chick Evans established for Open • play in 1916 at Minlkahda. Trailing Gene a matter of two shots was Jones, tied for second with J. L. Black.. . . Bobby gained the championship laurels a year later at Inwood. He lied with Bobby Cruickshank at 256 and then proceeded to knock off the wee Scot by two strokes in an 13-hole playoff. Jones recorded a 76 to Cruickshank's 78. Cyril Walker interrupted the run in 1924 by scoring 297 for _flrst place at Oakland Hills. Once again, however, Jones took runner-up hon- i.ors with a total of 300 strokes. After 72 holes of play in the 1925 event at Worcester official scores revealed a tic for the championship between Willie MacKarlane, the lanky Scotch pro from Oak Hidge, and Jones. _ Ma cFarlane won the title after a "grueling struggle of 36 holes, the only time up to then I hat a National Open playoff had gone that route. Both were tied at the end of the first 18- hole match, but MncFarlane gained a one stroke margin in the sec- end. His score was 147 to 148 by the Atlantan. Bobby again stepped to the front in 1926 when his 293 was good for first at Scioto. Runner-up honors BRUSHING UP SPORTS TjPT^W 0/1 J-KX vA *X 1 Hii Why roust the left arm be ke[il straight during the golf sivlng? * « • Many golfers misundeis'.and the term straight arm. It is not actually stiff, but only suggests scraigbt- ness. Stiffness must be avoided. The straight lelt arm acts as a measure to gauge correctly the distance to -the ball It i* ?b»olut''ls WCDC-MMD SMITH USSS" THE LEFT ARM TO A There is a range of about nine seconds between the tost and the worst lime made over the mile-and-a-quarler Kentucky Derby route ... ill 1896 the Derby route was decreased fio.ii a mile and a half to a mile and u quarter . . . the worst time a winner made since then was that ot Typhoon II in 1897 . . . Typhoon II won in 2:12K ... the best time, 2:03 2-5, was set by Old Rosebud in 1914 . . . Oallant Pox's time last year was 2:07 3-5 and the track was plenty muddy . . . the year before that Clyde Van Dusen splashed In to win in 2:10 4-5 ... the next best time to Old Rosebud's was that of George Smith, winner in 1916 the distance being negotiated in 2:04 . . . the next worse time was that of the winner in 1899, Manuel, and the time was 2:12. Senators Beat Cleveland, Red Sox Take Tigers; Sox Lose to Champs. Rain and cold weathsr can soil poslixmcineni o{ all games in Hi? National league Thursday bul t'nr American league was busy. Thr Athletics beat the White Sox, Ihc Red Sox (lie Tigers, the Yanks trimmed the Brawns and the Senators Irounced Cleveland. Kubo Walberg gave the Sox seven hits while Ihe Athletics Jumped on the offerings of Frazler and Lyons for nine. The Macks' runs were bunched in the fourth, fifth ami sixth innings. Al Simmons hit a home run. The . Indians lost their si«!i 1 straight game as the Washington Senators triumphed, 5 to 4. Sad Sam Jones hurled well for the Nats and the Indians (ailed to gel to him in the pinches after juggling iheir line-up in an-effort to break their losing streak. Miller was the losing pitcher. The Yankees, led by Lou'Gelirig, swamped the St. Louis Browns im der a big score, 14 to 2. Gehrig hit his fifth and sixth homers to He A! Simmons. The Yanks sent Sam Gray to the showers in the first inning. Ruffing gave the. Browns but four hits, i i The Boston Red Sox scorpd four runs in the sixth inuing and thcsi proved sufficient to defeat the Tigers 4 to 3 behind fair pitching The Sox used three hurlcrs and Hie Tigers three. Lisenbee (tot credit for the victory. OF BlROi U)HO BUILD NESTS THREE DtTRoJ PLWEES- viTr COBS AMD B Frde HfS EACH (M. 9-,rJM/li6 (SAMS. HULL, En;,'., (UP)—An attendant! BIIAXIL HAS 180,003 PHONES of a workmen's hotel hjrc found] RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, (UP liJUu PEB8LES HOW THEY STAND The Spoiler. There has been some talk late I; of Johnny Rlsko quitting the ring Johnny has a nice trust fund salt ed away where he can't place hi hands on it, and he doesn't need t worry about working any more. income will take care of him long as he lives. But, somehow, I wish Risko coul stay in there punching Just a -whi longer. The ring needs some bod like him around. He's a lion, that lad, and though at times 'he lias necessary that the left arm straight at impact. Any bend be went to Joe Turnesa. back of Jones. one stroke result -In heelim and many other Southern Leigne W. Birmingham 21 New Orleans 15 Little Rock 14 Memphis 15 Atlanta 14 Nashville 13 Armour became the third of the miintct to gain the championship when he defeated Harry Cooper in a playoff for the title in 1927 at Oafcmont. Armour and Cooper both recorded 301 strokes, bus, Tommy shot a 7G in the playoff while Cooper lost his edge and came in with a 70. And then came Farrell to Olympia Fields in 1928. Johnny stroked his way to a tie with Jones at 2S4 for the 72 holes. In the 3G-hole playoff, Farrell shot 70-73—143, while Jones' best was 73-71—144. Jones was practically the whole show in 1920 and 1930. Al Espinosa player! inspired golf for 72 holes at Winged Foot in 1920, tying Bobby at 204. The Spaniard's game cracked in the playoff and Jones breezed in with a smashing triumph, beating Esplnosa 141 to 1G4. Bobby's brilliant play In 1030 is 'till fresh in the minds of all golf- dom After winning the Brilish Amateur and Open championships, he came home for a short rest and then shoved off for the colling wars at Interlachcn. Jones set a fast pace from the start, scoring 71-7,1- liB-75 to wind up with 287, one- stroke over (he Open record. Armour placed sixth with 297; Farrell finished eighth with 299; Dicgol scored 301 to tic witli five others (or llth place. Only Sarazcn was outside the first 24. Leo Diegcl, (hen. is the lone unfortunate member of the quintet Unfortunate! Hch. hch. Leo has been filling his ixxk. with money won in championships other than the Open. They entrusted the Canadian Open crown into his keeping in 1924, ~25, '28 and 'ja. He finally yielded it to Armour in !MO. after Tommy stroked .1 138 (o Dlegcl's 141 in t!io playoff of 36 holes. In addition to litlcs, D:cgcl won t:.e P. G. A. crown in 1!)28 and 1020 and Is the present holder of th[> Portland Open and National Match ; Play Open. the result of the club traveling beyond or inside the intended line of flight. The hub of the swing, the left shoulder, is connected to the club topping, inissinj | Mobile faulis which are by the straight left arm. . lengthens the swinging arc, one a long sweep at the bail. This | giving \ bend at the top of the 12 Chattanooga ........ 11 National League W. 14 14 13 11 11 9 St. Louis New York Boston will result in a choppy downward , Philadelphia backswins ! Broolilyn ... blow cutting down the arc an:l thereby losing distance. TOMOKKOW: Wlial is (lie proper address for a lonj iron shot? REGISTRY TOLO I1EJI AGE WH1E6END1NE IRUTHLAND) WHISSENDLN'E IRutll!and).Ellg. (UP)—By referring to the registry of the church in which she was married. Mrs. Lucy Holmes discovered she was 102 years old instead of mere 90 and—admitted it. Cincinnati 3 American League W. Philadelphia 13 New "Y ork 14 Washington 14 Detroit 14 Cleveland 12 Boston 10 Chicago 0 St. Louis 6 L. 10 13 13 15 14 15 18 17 L. 4 5 8 12 12 15 17 L. 7 8 11 13 12 13 14 14 Travelers Hit ,Bumps:.§i| Birmingham; Take Second Place. The league leading Birmlnghi^l Barons shovod the Travelers trap I second to third place ycEterdiyl while the Pelicans bounced the Vfltal to Jump over the Fobs. The Barons 1 conliniie to lend the Southern by.'a| hop, skip and Jump. lilnnhigliam got oil to a good I stall against Little Rock by KOT-I lug four runs In the first innini.l The game developed into a slujl-1 ging match with the Barons fia-l islilng ahead, 8 to -6. The Barnes I got If) and the Travelers 12 nlti-| Walkup was the winning huijeti New Orleans' Pelicans cras&al out 12 hits and made them gopdl for 11 runs while Gllatto h«ld:U}e| Vols in check with seven hits. Thise I triples aided the Pels 1 cause. . -^ I The Atlanta Crackers tost to the] Memphis Chicks at Atlanta ThUtt-1 day In a close contest, 5 lo 4...TlieI Memphlans came from behind- : ln I he final innings! Granger was'tile I winning pitcher, replacing Grltth.1 Tlie game was won in the ttnth'tal hit. errors and a squeeze -Jii«y.| Carlylc hit a homer for Atlanta.?;.! The Chattanooga Loflkouls,^iieit| .he Mobile Bears, 11 to 3.- <T6el Lookouts garnered 16 hits on''Old-1 lam and Bass. The Lookouts made.I two double plays and theiBeual one. Boss got four hits out i .rips to the plate. PORTLAND, Ma., (UP)—Wh no rubber hose Is available,-'cii£ipo| Itty fishermen wishing to sipti gnsolitiu from boat tanks to/ct use that variety of kelp known' 7 ! Devil's Apron. The long stenu-'arel hollow. Blytheville Golf Team] To Sikesloii For Match Sunday n hand protrudln: and Invcsligalhig The largest, heaviest, and, : nioa peculiar nests In the worM are; U; found In Australia. These built by the pungle-owl Jn the lor of great mounds about 15 leet : -t height and ISO feet in clrcumfet-j Flushed with success as a result ot tlu-ce consecutive triumphs, Uly- theville golfers will travel to Sikeston, ^to., Sumlay where they will meet the Missouri golfers in an inter-club tournament. The local sellers have defeated Sikestcn once unrl JoncsUoro (v.icc tills season in their only matches. Eikesion and Jonrsboro wer; defeated liere and Jonesboro a^jaln at Joncsboro, the last tourney giving locals their much ivugh! vlc- looked very much like a washed-up j '•" '">-»"• ""-•" ""•••;' bum, he has given mo Ihe greatest ° r 5' a «'ay from home. Pet. .687 .536 .519 .500 .SCO .400 .393 Pet .718 .700 .591 .579 .418 .429 .348 .150 Pet. .050 .631) .560 .519 .500 .435 .391 .300 Ihrills I ever received from walcli- ing a fight. Tex Rickard expressed it rightly when he said of Ris-ko, 'Never seed nuthin' like him. Can't fight a lick, but he beaU all the good ones." It was Tex who gave Risko the nickname, "The Spoiler" and the honest, fearless old plugger Is Just that. When Losing, Attack. He beat Sharkey, Godfrey, Cam- wlo, Uzcudun and came within an nch oi trouncing Gene Tunncy. Yet he has gone campaigning on he 10-20-30 circuit and lost to the most egregious sort o* eggs. Losing ir winning, he presents a spectacle hat cannot be forgotten. He always attacks. With the tide of battle running definitely against him, he ittacks. His lion-like charges have often wrested victory Irom what seemed certain defeat. His recent fight with Max Baer was typical of him. He was figured b;atcn before he ever entered the ring. In the very first round, ha tcok enough terrific punches to lay a stone statue. His knees were wobbly when he sought his corner at the end of-the opening session. GAMES TODAY CAIiE CAKRIES LAST WORDS GOLBORNE (Lancashire) tUP) i —Heforc ending his life, Hanry BickersUiff scratched these words on a cigaret case. "Elsie I love. you; mother I love you. Please j forgive inc. 41 Southern League Memphis at Atlanta. Little Rock nt Birmingham. Chattanooga at Mobile. Nashville at New Orleans. American league Boston at Chicago. Washington at St. Louis. New York at Detroit.. Philadelphia at Cleveland. The country club team plates to keep Us record clean Sunday. Last year the Sikestou and Blyihuv: jolfers broke even with each team winning over its home course. About twenty-five golfers make the trip Sunday. Forrest City Plays At Osceola Sunday OSCEOLA, Ark.—Joe and his Forrest Cily boys will furnish opposition for tl'.e Indians at Osccola Sunday. This will be the first meeting of (he two clubs and the game Sunday will have bearing on the independent tl'.ie. Bradshaw, ex-Brooklyn Dodger, has been pitching shutout ball for the Forrest City club and the bat ling average of the Tribe may slump Sunday. Osceola has won six games this season with a defeat, counting sixty-five runs to twenty for their jiponents. Odcll Sealon. the former Marine, s slated to burl for the Indians. won the a furious LE ui«o fcft A •USUU-W IUIMD UP ,MD CONNIE MACK TO All) 1JOVS PHILADELPHIA. (UP)— Connie Mack, badcr of the World Champion Athletics, has endorsed the aims and ideals of Boys Pals ot Philadelphia, a newly organized society to help needy boys. Xntionnl I.raguc St. Louis at Boston. Chlcnj" at- Brooklyn. Pittsburgh at New York. Cincinnati at Phlpadeiphia, Capper Farm Prize To Be Awarded June 12 TOPRKA. Kan. (UP)—Sen. Ar- thi:r Capper's $5,000 cash prize and a gold medal for distinguished service to American agriculture will be awarded Juno 12 in Chicago, according lo F. B. Nichols, managing editor o fthc Capper Farm Press and secretary of the committee to select the winner, i This is the scccnd year Senator : Capper has offered such an award. i Stephen Moulton Babcock. Madison, Wis.. was the 1930 recipient. He won with discovery of a test indicating the amount of butteifat in milk. F. D. Fjrre}!, president of Ihe Kansas State College, is chairman oi the award committee. Yet he went; out and very next round with onslaught. • • Baer. heralded as the most promising young heavyweight in the country today, was _so. surprised at the attack that he momentarily forgot his usual nonchalant grin. After the third Rtsko started to slip again. Baer's sharp, clean hitting rocking the old rubber boy from post to post. Until the ninth, Risko seemed a beaten man. » * » Well, Hid You Ever! Ti-.en the amazing thing happened again. Risko came out for the ninth swinging like a drunken savage. Again-thai confident grin flit- lercd away from the features of he Californian. Here was the Risko of old, the fighting lool, [he ipoiler. There is something fine about the fighter that comes from behind In this outburst of fiehtinj Hlsko was magnificent. Baer could do nothing about it. The okl spoiler was himself again, a raging hurricane of punches. The old fellow's rally continued in the tenth. Bacr Iricd lo fisht b.-.ek but it was futile. He must havi felt that It was useless lo try ti maul Ihe maelstrom that kep whirling and surging into his bod> and about, his face. Risko's punch •s came from everywhere. "I didn't think he could do It, Baer satd, after (he .su>rm was over 'but he did, he beat inc. that's wha he did. And I though sure I he did. And I thought sure I wa The Spoiler! What a wicked old rascal (hat Rlsko Is! Read Courtr News want ads. Franco has three schools of watchmaking, each of which graduates from 100 to 125 students every year. Uaker, 'i5, dciui of a heart seizure. finer : lubricant^ Refined 'from'the heartof '. . .by the most modern,' scien- i tific equipment^and methods. We have spared no effort or.ex- pense to make it ihe world's finest oil for your motor. _ 1009o PARAFFIN BASE'. 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