Caruthersville Journal from Caruthersville, Missouri on April 8, 1937 · 3
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Caruthersville Journal from Caruthersville, Missouri · 3

Caruthersville, Missouri
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Thursday, April 8, 1937
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Thursday, April 8, 1937 THE REPUBLICAN, CAKUTIIERSYILLE, MISSOURI Thursday, April 8. 1937 LfU cr u CP SPRING PRACTICE THIS 'N THAT Joe O'Neil, who played left end for the 1936 Notre Dame football team, is the oldest of EWnC WEYT WEFIf nine brothers and are planning L.llJ llEiAI HlLI on inS Notre Dame and playing 1 .football . . . The Cincinnati Reds I will wear Palm Beach uniforms Tigers Will End Spring Football again this year, but the red pants Training Friday Next Week or night games are out . . . Hor- With Squad-Senior Game (ton Smith says that two mistakes are most common among the aver- . - t. age golfer. First, they try to kill Spnng footba l pract.ce for the a CQJ g uui"7 . j ciUb . . . day Bryant, relief hurl- is drawing to a close. Coach Hopke j tte swetest,guy on the states that after four weeks of in- ..u,, onnQH 10 , . tensive practice the boys are beginning to look like a football machine. There are several positions to be filled on the 1937 team and spring practice has given Coach Hopke an opportunity to observe the boys in action and get a line on what he can expect out of them next fall. Clint Murphy is the only returning backfield regular from the 1936 team. Returning linesmen include Bob Mick, Mervin Hickerson and Irish Ross. There is no doubt but what Clint Murphy will be a certain starter next year and gives promise of being an outstanding performer next fall. Bill Ross, who has been working as quarterback or blocking back position, is moving along rapidly and gives promise of developing into a certain and deadly tackier. Jack Tipton, Harold Hinchey and Chester Stephan are rounding into form as backfield men and will give a good account of themselves at all times, and Charles McCoy has been pushing these boys for a backfield berth on the starting team. In the line, L. Crawford, B. Pierce and Gerald Hargrove have showed the most promise at ends, with E. Murphy giving them plenty of competition and indicating that things may be different next fall. Bob' Mick and Harry May have the inside track on the tackle posts, but P. W. Ross is putting up a good scrap for one of the positions. Mervin Hickerson and Irish Ross are leading the parade for the two guard positions, with P. W. Ross alternating between tackle and guard positions, getting the hang of both. P. W. has indicated that he will be a valuable player to have around in case he doesn't win a regular berth. Joe Tipton has been holding down the pivot position and is doing a nice job, with Mervin Hickerson and Clinton Cunningham, Jr., also working at the center post. Mervin is a smart youngster and what he lacks in weight he makes up in fight. He had had a fling at the pivot position last season and did a nice job when called on, but next year he will more than likely be used at guard. Coach Hopke is loud in his praise of the manner in which the boys have been working and states that the youngsters have shown the finest spirit and cooperation of any squad of the past several years. This spirit, if kept up next fall, will carry them far and off-set their lack of experience, age and size. There are some eighth graders, freshmen and sophomores, who, when given another year's growth and a season's experience, will be the boys to carry on for the Tigers. The boy3 on the present squad have' shown a willingness to work and have indicated that they enjoy playing football and watching Coach Hopke smile during the practice periods. We know it is a real pleasure for him to see these youngsters exhibit so much pep and enthusiasm. Coach Hopke will close spring football practice Friday of next week with a game between the present squad and a team made up of Seniors. The time of the quarters has not been settled but will likely be 8 or 10 minute quarters instead of the regulation 12-minute quarters, Bince the Seniors are not in shape. A small fee will be charged for the game with the proceeds to go into the athletic fund. The following is a list of the boys put for spring practice: Harold Hinchey, B. Pierce, Mer vin Hickerson, Clint Murphy, Irish Ross, Bill Ross, Chester Stephan, lumps of sugar in his morning col fee . . . Waite Hoyt, Pirate pitch. er, turned up at the Pirates' spring training camp with a tan three shades darker than Joe Louis, for he spent the off-season in Hawaii . . . Ernie Lombard, the Cincinnati Reds' big catcher, can hold seven baseballs in one hand . . . Johnny Moir, Notre Dame's Ail-American forward, was born in Glasgow, Sect-land . . . The Missouri Skeet Shooting Association will hold its eastern meet at Bonne Terre May 14 to 16 . . . Lou Gehrig isn't taking any chances with his eyes this year for he's wearing sun glasses every minute he isn't on the ball field . . . Miss Mary Hirsh, who was the first woman issued a trainer's li cense by the New York Racing Com mission, may be the first woman trainer to send a hoss to the post in the Kentucky Derby. The name of the hoss is "No Sir." Jock Malone, former middleweight battler and one of the better known pugs of his day, is said to have had one of the keenest minds the boxing game has ever known. He took a keen delight in outwitting the other guy, both in and out of the ring. Old timers like to tell the following yarn about Malone. He was in Los Angeles years ago during a time when the police depart ment was making one of its period ic drives on vagrants. Jock is said to have looked the part, since he could never be made to wear anything but a cap. He was picked up by a couple of blue coats who de manded to know who he was. Ma lone whispered: "Fred Clark, but don't get me confused with that Pirate baseball guy." Hauled into he station, he answered all quer ies with: "You're getting $33 a week from the City of Los Angeles to find out things like that. Let's see how smart you are." Taken to court the next day, the judge said, "I under stand you've been a little shy on information. Is there any objection to tellmg me who you are?" Replied Jock as he tapped both of his ears with his fingers: "Well, Judge, didn't get these playing pool!" PILOTS HAVE 8 SUNDAY GAMES League Schedule Approved Friday Night at Jonesboro. upen Here Sunday, Slay 9 Burt Ingwersen is being kept busy these days at Northwestern University galloping back and forth between his duties as football line coach and head baseball coach. And between the two posts he is probably getting more, of a workout than the athletes. Although Coach Elmer Nieman has only four boys on his track and field team at, Bragg City high, he The Caruthersville Pilots, champ ions of the Northeast Arkansas Lea gue for the 1936 season, will make their first appearance before home folk this season on Sunday, May 9, when they meet the New York Giants' farm hands from the neighboring town of Blytheville. When the Pilots open nere n win be the first of eight Sunday dates during the 1937 season and the first of 12 Sunday games. The om-er Sunday dates are May 23, June 6, June 20, July 4, July 11, Aug. 1 and August 15. Of these dates, four are doubleheaders, May 23, June 20, July 4 and August 1. The league schedule calls for 110 games with 55 at home and 55 on the road and the season will open on Thursday with the second game of the week on Friday and all the teams resting on Saturday. The 1937 season will open with Caruthersville at Paragould, Osceola at Blytehville, and Newport, win ners of the second half last year, at Jonesboro. Manager Harrison Wickel reported Sunday to Springfield, Mo., where the St. Louis Cardinal organization is holding one of the several large concentration spring training camps for youngsters who have had no previous league experience. According to news reports from that section, there are about 300youngsters in training at Springfield. Manager Wickel is assisting in coaching these youngsters and from this' group he will select players for the 1937 Pilots. Manager Wickel will arrive here shortly before April 22 to start spring training here April 22. That will give Wickel two weeks to select his team for the opening game on May 6. The fact that two members of last year's Pilots are returning and that Manager Wickel will be bringing a number of players selected at the Springfield training base does not mean that other boys in this district will not get a chance to try out with the Pilots. We are informed by local club officials that any boy who believes he can win a place on the team will be given that chance. No contracts are being tendered to local boys trying out during the training camp period. Any boys selected by Manager Wick el will then be offered a contract. During the first 20 days of the season each club is permitted to carry two extra players, giving each club, if they so wish, the right to have 16 players on the roster. Last season the team limit was 13, but this was raised at a meeting early this spring. Likewise the league monthly salary limit was raised from $817.50 to $900. H. W. Green, secretary-treasurer of the local club, has announced that season ticket books have been placed on sale. The books sell for $10 each MER TO MEET BAKER pneumonia for sevetal v. .... slowly improving. Miss Montie Northcutt of Can lou, Mo., spent Saturday night wit-Miss Thelma . Woody. Bob Reynolds is HI with the f! Mr. and Mr3. Jim Miller tpe:. Tough ''Dago-man" to Take on Joeigunday at Advance, Mo. Orawiec, Polander. Leavitt Meets Mobley in Prelim COTTONWOOD HOMEMAKERH The CottonwoD.; T.'cnicmr' A newcomer and a couple of old-time favorites, and one "regular" of recent weeks, is the offering to to-. at the Methodist Church at Cctton cai mai ians on Alike Meroney s , wooa, Aionoay, April iin. ica :iea weekly mat card tonieht in the mam match of the evening, tough Eddie "Dago" Baker, the Racine, Wis., ear twister, meets one Joe Orawiec, newcomer who is billed here from Poland. Orawiec is sup posed to be "tough" but so many reputed "toughsters" of recent appearances here have turned out to be such "duds" that this department offers noA buildup at all for Mr. Orawiec. However, fans are familiar with the work of Mr. Baker, and he can safely be called "tough" without fear of late contradiction. In the preliminary, Rex Mobley, fast-stepping big toy from Texas, draws a rather tame assignment in being matched with Frenchy Leavitt The Frenchman, while appearing to be willing and anxious to click with fans, has never gotten away to an impressive showing here, his work being in the "usual run" class af wrestlers. Mobley on the other hand, has shown plenty of class, and has been a favorite of local fans. Tonight, he will probably continue as the favorite, although Frenchy is not considered unpopular. In fact, the fans have never been sufficiently aroused over his work to express more than mild interest in his appearances here. Both matches are schedule; r best two out of three falls o- a- the ninety minute time limit route, and Meroney will probably do the ref-ereeing. ing was called to order by ibx presi dent, Mrs. Ross Taylor. The c!. sang the club song. The roll c was then taken with each member naming -flftmehlng they i;.i..;a 10 do to beautify their living room. The club spent mo-.t of the afternoon embroidering the el-io .-..-ls on all the tilings iii V..' .i.ncy kit After everyone finished, one game was played and refr-jli::ients were served ai.d the clul; adjourned. Hostesses were Mrs. Ross Taylor, Mrs. Fred Turnbow. Mrs. Brown Robinson and lUz. J. V. Hicks. Mrs. J. V. H.(;.o. i..po;ter. One can roughly estimate tem peratures by timing a cricket's chirps. expects these four to give athletes from the other high schools in the county plenty of trouble in the annual Pemiscot County High School meet to be staged at Steele April 15 and 16. Bragg City has won two one-sided dual meets this season, This is Nieman's first year at Bragg City. He is a former member of the track and field team at the Cape Teachers College. Horace Magee, Harry May, Jack Tipton, Joe Tipton, Billie Tipton, Bob Mick, Paul W. Ross, Gerald Hargrove, Joe R. VanCleve, Charles McCoy, L. Crawford, B. Gaither, Elmer Murphy, F. Neeley, C. Cunningham, C. Malugen, D. Pierson, B. Hayden, T. Collins, J. Tilman, B. G. Rogers, Van Johnson, D. J. Meredith, A. Robertson, C. Jackson, J. L. LaForge, Jr., J. England, Hendricks, B. Wilks, and L. Cassidy. COUNTY LEAGUE WE OPEN MAY 2 Four Teams Represented at Sunday Meeting. Another Meeting Friday at Austinville EXTENSION TELEPHONES ARE CONVENIENT Let us put an extension Sn your sun-room, kitchen or bedroom. Wherever you place i this extra telenhone it saves time and steps :..,:., j::::::::;:,: at small cost. Call our Business Office, 1 ""'-.vs-itJfls iff '2 1 I . .si and have 51 coupons, each coupon being good for one game. The books are being placed on sale early in order to raise money for spring training and transportation expenses. The books have a total game value of $17.85, thus providing the purchaser with a saving of $7.85 for the season. o Almost all snowflakes are six-sided. Short-tailed shrews, weighing only 11 grams, can catch and kill mice. The largest buffalo herd in the world is located at Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. Asix-inch pine log, cut by Freeman Wilson, of Denver, Colo., contained two pine cones, grown into the center of the trunk. Managers of four county baseball teams were present at the meeting held Sunday afternoon and definite plans were made for organization of the Pemiscot County Baseball League for this season. Sunday, May 2nd, was decided upon as the date for opening the season and schedules will be made accordingly. Those teams present at the meeting Sunday were: Brown Shoe Factory, Stanley, Maplewood and Hayti. Other' communities in the county have expressed a desire to enter the league and it is possible that two more teams will be added to the schedule. Another meeting of the teams has been called for Friday night, April 16 at Jesse Johnson's store on Highway 61 and in case any team wishes to be in the league this season, who have not yet been represented at any of the meetings, it is to their interest to be present at this meeting Friday night, as the schedule will be completed at this time. Rules and regulations governing the league this season will also be discussed and adopted at this meeting, as well as the entrance fee. :f 1 ; ft 1 trr,.JoMaj.j.A. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TELEPHONE COMPANY GIBSON NEWS Mrs. Erma Gay Austin and baby returned home Saturday after spending a week at Essex, Mo., with her sisters, Mrs. Bill Hawkins and Mrs. Levi Morton. Villis Blackwell, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Blackwell, fell from n lum J 1.1. 1 v.J,.. a few days ago. He was taken to the Blytheville hospital where the injury was x-rayed. No bones were broken and at this time the patient is getting along nicely. Mrs. V. L. Blackwell has returned home from the Blytheville hospital where she underwent a minor-operation a fev days ago. Miss Ruth Williams visited Miss Vallie Casey at Steele, Sunday evening. Mrs. H. L. Cupples," who has had ! - ! t 4 k MODERN I I h ' -1 t? X HEALTHFUL ' i 48 ! BUTTONLESS -2 : -v ft?l i ,BRIEF I t : L-li 1 "flA : L I f ,1 ' -- t U a ? $ ,t Wis-i& 111 I Northeast Arkansas League Schedule for 1937 OSCEOLA BLYTHEVILLE CARUTHERS- NEWPORT JONESBORO PARAGOULD VILLE May 6, 7, 25, 26 May 23, 23, 24 June 8, 9, 15, 16, May 13, 14 May 16, 17 June 6, 7 June 1, 2 24, 25 July 1, 2, 11, 11, June 20, 20, 21 OSCEOLA Follow the July 13, 14 July 4, 4, 27, 28 Aug. 15, 15, 16, 12 July 20, 21 Aug. 1, 1, 2 Aug. 17, 18 29, 30 Aug. 3, 4, 10, 11 Aug. 24, 25, 31 Sept. 1 May 18, 19, 27, 28 May 9, 10 May 11, 12, 30, 31 May 20, 21, 21 June 3, 4 June 13, 14, 22, 23 June 20, 20, 21 July 8, 9, 29, 29, June 10, 11, 29, 30 July 1, 2, 22, 23 BLYTHEVILLE July 25, 26 Caruthersville July 11, 12 30 July 15, 16 Aug. 17, 18, 22, 23 Aug. 13. Aug. 5, 6, 24, 25 Aug 31., Sept. 1 Aug. 8, 9 Sept. 5 May 30, 30, 31 May 13, 14 May 20, 21 May 16, 17, 27, 28 May 6, 7 June 10, 11 June 27, 28 June 17, 18 June 3. 4 Jimp 13, 14,24 9 CARUTHERS- July 8, 0, 18, 19 Aug. 3, 4, 19r20i "Pilots" July 1, 2, lb, 16, 2b, July 22, 23, 29, 30 Aug. 8, 8, 9, 12, VILLE Aug. 22, 23, ' 20, 26, 27 26-Sept. 2 Sept. 5 13 June 3, 4, 29, 30 May 16, 17 May 25, 26 May 6, 7 May 13, 14, 23, July 22, 23 June 1, 2 June 22, 23 June 13, 14, 20, 21 23, 24 NEWPORT Aug. 8, 9, 26, 27 July 6, 7, 20, 21, July 5, 13, 14 in Aug. 17, 18, 22, June 10, 11 Sept. 5 27, 28 Aug. 1, 1, 2, 10 22, 23 July 11, 12 Aug. 11 Aug. 3, 4 ' " May 9, 10 May 23, 23, 24 May 11, 12 May 18, 19 May 25, 26 June 17, 18727, 28 June 15, 16, 24, 25 June 8, 9 June 6, 6, 7 June 1, 2 JONESBORO Aug. 5, 6, 19, 19, July 18, 19 July 6, 7, 20, 21 July 4, 4 The Juy i3 14,27,28 20 Aug 29, 30 Aug. 15, 16, 31 Aug. 12, 13,24,25 Aug. 1, 1, 2 May 9, 10, 27, 28 May 30, 31 " May 11, 12, 20, 21 J'y 4 June 6, 7, 15, 16, June 27, 27, 28 June 22, 23 PARAGOULD July 6, 7, 15, 16, Aug. 10, 15, 16 29,30 Jr!:--?19 July R ?-5 25 26 IWPbUcan 29, 30, 30 Sept. 2, 3 Aug. 11, 29, 30 Aug. 5, lb Aug. 26, 27 CONSTRUCTION PAT. 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