The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1934 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 16, 1934
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.PAGE EIGHT BIiYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1934 85 SOFT BILL'S Even Babe Ruth Hits Dirt! But Tigers Roar On! Matt Ruppert Pitches Right or Left-Handed to Trounce Opposition BY HAKRY GRAYSON ST. LOUIS, Aug. 10.—Matt Ruppert is said lo earn 'about $30.000 annually as Ihe Waller Johnson of soft bail. As a matter of tact. Ruppcit might be called both Ihe Walter Johnson and Carl Hubbell of the playground game, wllh n little liii of Charley Oelirlnger (brown in. .They tell me IK' has pilclied successive games, throwing ihe 12 or 14-inch sphere with his right arm in the first, nnd with his left In the second. And he plays second base whfn he bn't handcuffing tlie opposition. Rupperfs Chicago Priam B?sr team, recognized as world champion, recently drew 11,000 paid admissions in two consecutive nights of piny against all-star arrays hi St. Louis. T/.ts gives one an idea of to what extent, the old established game of klllcn, or diamond ball, has caught on as a gale attraction. It also makes it easy (o Eee where the ambidextrous Ruppert gets his revenue. I must hasten (o see Rupp;rl. Leo E. Coutt, of tr.e American Soft Ball Association, o( which George Harold Sisler is president, Informs me that Matt lias lost only one gnme since 1905. Walter Johnson pitched for Washington for 21 ycurs, trie lib! qullous John Plcns Qiiinn stuck around [or 2? campaigns, and Jack Britlon has a more remarkable rec- '. ord than cither. Brlllon fcujjhl for 23 years. Bill, surely, even a Rupperl, in a game Hint sounds as soil as soft, ball, cannot hang oil ' much longer. Wustra! Score on Ilu|ipert Speaking of Ihe second game in St. Louts, Coiut relates a couple of more interesting facts about! .Ruppert. "It was only the second time In Rupperfs entire career that lie weakened," explains coult, "the first - tune since lie lost to n pitcher named Pecnlck at Kencsha, Wls." . Pecnlck now Is a member of the Prima Beers. ' . Plainly, Ruppert possesses some- thing more than strong arms. Wlten he can't, beat 'em, he hires 'em. The. .Chicago Prlnm Beu'r team . hit St. Loui'; boasting n string of - .;' 163 slnitouls, and Us beinq scored upon in cscli contest created .con...',- siderable excitement. And when a solty named Hap Qltlens strode to , i :the plate with the bases biiiglng . and slapped n trlpl* olf the great •Huppert, It'practically amonnUd to •' a riot.=,'Three rtiiis ofl the Huppcrl . of many no-hit, no-run records •Wow! : The Chicago Prima Bears managed to score twice to tic the score in the ninth Inning, and win in the .. twelfth, but I tell you'it was a close shave. : Ruppert Is as generous as lie is versatile, according to newspaper - accounts, which, by the way, were as complete as those of games played by the Cardinals. Either that or he tosses somebody else's baseballs around. Debating Society, Too "Rjippert instiluted a practice that ,-may. prove costly to soft ball promoters in St. Louis," recounted one reporter. "He threw three dozen balls talo the stands before the first game started. After it got _. under 'way every time a ball was nit into the stands a fan kept II 18 DEfUT TIGERS; Cincinnati. The Reds took the, <7. rnr p r G first tilt, l to 5, but the Dodgers VylULClS, conic back to grab the nightcap, 1 to . Derringer turned Ihe winning trick for Hie Reds and Hflbich was the Dodgers' triumphant moimdsinati. JE1I5 TOUH! Rut Tigers Are 5 I-2J Games Ahead; Rues Divide With Giants The Yankees turned, on (Sic l™\Ini; Detroit Tigers of Hie American league yesterday and blasted nut :IM 8 lo 2 victory to show the Rcm'als that they arc still to be coihldciorl. The Giants of New York. National leaders, divided two Marked Tree Event Continues With Favorites Still in Running The Northeast Arkansas tennis tournament, opening n t Marked Tree last Saturday, will continue with the Pittsburgh Plrntcs. The Yankees won with Johnny. Ellillla V at- the same place. Tre Uroaca holding ihn Timers In check. - singles qufirler-linaS-i.' nn .\ doubles Tommy niiili'cs was the tosinj- jtcinl-rmnls will I:: played. Unlh, fnt nnd forty, rarely slides these days, but tills icmarknbb nctlon plclure proves Dial the famous home run httlc-r will hil the dirt to deleft Detroit, KOmi-thlni; the Yankees must do lo win the American League ixmnan; in this, ihr Bambino's last rea- ;on :is a regular. Until scored on Bill Dickey's single In the Hind Inning of Die llrst came of th? New York club's disastrous donbh 1 - hend?r with Mickey Cocliraiie'.s Tigeis at the Yankee Stadium. Detroit, took botli ends, 9-5, 7-3. The umpire is Louie KoILs iiliehc'r. nrspile their victory the Yanks romaliKv.l fi 1-2 fames behind the leaders. The nos'.oii Rrr.1 Sox defeated ; " al ''i"llil> Ore?son maldi Hie St. Ixjiils lirowns at Boslon ' I'layort sometime this week. \vilSi niibe Wnll>ei- : < scoring « G to ut: ""ly follon'Inj will be- I 2 triumph. Wallwrg held the b!l> -s match or nixlcr nnd lirowns (o fivn hits. Hadley was B onl . ,. „.. the losing hurler. |'J:30 o'clock KlkiiK an-J Crawford; nu " a "- " At 7:30 o'clofk In the morning Charles Haven or porrest City iiurels | Ihe winner of ihe Berl Smith- to be Itnme- c <iou- Mont- Meet-, Pastimei-s 0 And Hughes Clash] •East Arkansas Bundles Supply! will meet Liberty cash Groeers in I the first game on tonight's soft ball] donblcr.eadcr at Haley Field. n. D. Hughes company will tackle I Pastime Billiard Parlor in the sec-1 OIHI game on the program. I Soft ball fan.-, are participating j In the selection of an all-star team I lit-lng conducted by officials of the! Commercial Soft Ball league and! the Courier News. Baseball Fans Asked Score and Stole Auto 'I CHICAGO (UP)—It was a hot ilay, and Fred Becker thought it: would be a good idea to drive : | dow nalong the lake, find a nice shady place to park, and listen to ihe ball game on his car radio. Tivo men drove up and asked : the score. "Tlie Cubs are winning; '•. they're al bat now and there's only ' one out," said Becker. "Well, you're out. too," one of \ tlie men .replied, producing a re(joinery vs. White and -Barry, At • volver - T! 'ey took Fi-ecl's auto, radio .limmy Foxx smashed out a run ns the /Hhlelic'; won hvo Scmiv M "- " !flys tlle COMMERCIAL SOKT BALI. l.KAGUK ALI.-.STAK CHOICES POSITION First Base .. Second Base Third Base . Short Mlop . Sliorl Field . Letl Field ... NAMK CLUB Center Field night Field . Catcher Catcher Pitcher Plldicr Pitcher NOTE:— Lrttrr explaining rrasoOE fur (election must accompany ballot. NAME STREET. CITY and STATE v Mall la CMirler Nrws, lUytherillr, Ark. Cooties Saved Nude • Bathers from Sentence CHICAGO (TJPU) — Two young moonlight bathers, arrested for swimming sans clothing In Lake Michigan, can thank u few coolies for tlie Judge's leniency when haled before htm. Noticing (heir squirming', mid fcmlching demanded nnineiivM-s, the an explanation. judge "It's i-'iiines from l!ic Cliic-iun White S5os. The scores were 7 to 4 and I 2 to 1. Cnln and Dietrich were Ih' winning Innlcrs ;M>lrrilv m(Udl - al-i <> to , AU wnlirim5 ler ln a s'n?l« Mes Leflv maleli at played Bix- 10:30 those cooties In Ihe Chicago Ave- blndwrtor nuc ]x>llcc Etallon. They're larger 4 ' to ' 3' linn turtles mid bitu much hard- The Giants defeated the Pirates! o ,' rl ? ck an!i at 11:3 ° °' L ' lo<:k M!>r 5 lo 4 in tlie first L-nmo nr n rim, i fn " Apple meets tt:e winner of ' " ' '*" """"" " " ' ' die .'jecomi, and Smith ei," was the answer. "You've had eno incnl." retorted dismissed." with . Five dozen balls nine innings." were used in immsim p el Ace Turns Back Smok- ies; Hughes Checks Lookout Crew 7.ack Schuesslcr, rookie right- hander, won his second victory of the season when lie pitched a three-hit game against ihe Nashville Vols and the Travelers won, 1 to .0, at Little Hock lost nlglil. Stafford, Nashville hurler. allowed the Travelers but seven hits, one of which wns a home run by Buchanan In the llrsl inning, accounting for the only score ol the Frrak Kitten Dni HANFORD, Cnl. (UP)—A kitten svlth one head, two bodies, eight logs and two toils was born In n liller ol seven 'at Mort Wright's nnch, neur Memlota. Cal., the Ihcr day. Tlie freak, he said, llv- only 30 minutes. O n/l ON THE STAGE —TONIGHT— BEAUTY CONTEST I suspect that one of the rea- The Birmingham Barons defcat- f ? r ^° mcrraMtl Popularity ed the Chattanooga Lookouts with sort - ball as a spectacle was brought oul contests. In a resume o[ tlie "After seeing ihrce representallve teams play, Ihe outstanding feature of a sod ball game appears lo be debating," typed the observer. "The players argue with the umpires, with their opponents, with the fans and " . «nlta', i»*lu Bill Hughes on the mound. Hughes stopped the Lookouts' winning strenk nnd nlso ended Ihe losing streak of the Barons. The score was 8 lo 0. the Lookouts getting but six hits. The New Orleans Pelicans de feated the KnoxvlUe Smokies 4 lo ... . ...... _..! at New Orleans. Ab Mllnar, Pel • e\en with themselves. Several times hurler, limited the Smokies to sev-1 during the scries there threatened en scattered hits. The Pels did not .to be fights, but never were any do ranch hitting themselves Mil- Blows struck. The final shot was- I liar's victory was'lib 19th. of the nt. Bred until midnight." _ . henron. fl'WlVn Baseball has been taken too far The' Memphis Clucks''defeated I stand a HUle of this aggressive-1the Atlanta Crackers 4 to 3 at] .'it of Rlytheville's Most Beau lifu! Girls to Participate. The Winner Will Represent Klytheville, in a Trj-States Beauty Contest at the Mid- South Pair to be Held at »T » m« ,T Next Month. SOI.O DANCE By Marjorie Duckett "f Memphis . . •• - ..».*.. .iiiLin^ ciiuia fiKiuiea date, my exponence with them to score the deciding run soft ball has been limited to Henry, who relieved Bayr£ was glimpses of it on playgrounds. But the winning pitclicr I see where I'm going for It with more zest, particularly .If I ever Travel M7 Mil« in D»r catch up with that man Ruppert. I PORTERVII.LE, Cal. IUP>—Tins ' s not an advertisement for Call'"d 'rcma'iaV tlwt'*Mr!' and' «ra in one day. Hokus-pokus Device Finds Gold Coin -, s.^-. ••:&'••' . MARIPOSA. Cal. (UP)—There's still gold In California's mother I . Mother of 19 Children lode country if you know whore to I KENNETT. Mo. (UP)—Mrs Jack find it. Morgan. 33, of White Oak near M»H Becker, bld-tlme Merced "ere, has given birth to ID chll- Falls cobbler and prosecutor, uses " ren . a "hokus pokus" device to locate },-, his share. Th* InstrVment consists of a gold cotn s«unj from a string. .'According to Becker, the coin swings in the direction of underground gold. All you have to do ! b note U* direction of the swing, change positions, try' it again, nnd where.tht two lines intersect, there te Jtttf. void, He fttad * £ nucgrt recently b» tin MMIM. , Don't Forget CaudtN's Agency General Insurance 7*1 s and .Memphis. ON THK SCREEN— WARNER BAXTER GRAND CANARY .AFOX KdM*,' MADGE EVANS MAftJCtlt4AMMAU Travelogue Oddity Comea\- Cartoon won Ihe first gnme duel French on the losino end ,,,, enomjli punish- tlle velc t "* ™'- '• Ihe judge. "Case aianln „, the sec . olt d\tM™Sch! jiiKichcr bcimt on [lie losing end. " ' rllc B-ooklyn r>od°ers split two i Honey will i'eeu Read Courier, News WMIH Ads, game-, with the Cincinnati Reds nti.liy atmosphere. Ihe Haven-Smith or aregson match. Th? winner of l'?s Haven-Apple match and the winner cf u match !lo be playcrt i'.:'.-> sveek bolwecn Jack , Robinson and Bob Berry will meet the same day. in a warm. SHOE SHOP Across the Street FTom Roxy Theatre High class shoe repairing wllh the latest type machinery and quality material. We -Are As N« r You As Your Telephone Free call for <k delivery service . , PHONE 130 Paul Hargrove - H. B. Campbell NOTICE to FARMERS We arc not knocking on any one but the facts are the County .Agent made arrangements with the Revenue De^ part men t for us to buy your cotton or for any cotton buyer to buy your cotton for its value less the tax, then, when your exemption certificates come take them to the gin which ginned your cotton and they will be redeemed with i , . - . • . the tax which was held. Mr. Critz catted us all together and gave us the same instructions. NO ONE HAS ANY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS Blytheville Gin Lee-CoppedgeGinCo. E. J. Browne Mahan Gin Co. Home Gin Ungar Gin Co. R. D. Hughes Gin Lee Wilson Gin Co. C. C. Langston Forty & Eight Gin Sternberg gin Co. Valley Field Gin

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