The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1941 · Page 5
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Friday, April 4, 1941
Page 5
Start Free Trial

Page 5 article text (OCR)

APRIL 4, 1041 Wood Far Shoots Torrid 66 For 5-Shot Lead -Four Have 71's BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVl; BY LESLI1-; AVEKY United Press Staff Corwspondrnl AUGUSTA Ga., Aril -1 (UP)— A margin of live htiokes i-s the biggest lead ever piled up in the Masters oll championship. But thi M his lead, held today by Blonde k N. Y, may evaporate faster Tigers Hope They Look Bad To The Scribes Baer, Nova To Fight '-Fight Card Herd KY IIARKY IT.1UHIHON Unil«(t Press Sports NEW YORK, April 4 (UP)—Un- each other to death UV GKOttGE KIKKSFY *uitiv, Apru -1 (UP)United Press Staff Corresponded ; l^fL.^' ,, 1 *^ !J Ch °" icr Lo c LAKELAND. Fla., April 4 (UP)- : N OVft w m fiL f,* *'' ttnd rpi, , ...,., i i^ovu. will tlcrht 12 rn\inri« rn> me only gang ol ball nlavers inh^,,; i i ^ luuncis 01 . . ° " !'»«.» tin ill ( tOniL'h fn ton ifliinlN „.. .. L ° U 11 -m -i lnt 1 . , aer than a bottle oi Scotcn at the ]9th hole. For Wood is iTthe ^ime 10 ° f the m ° St notoriou « " h ° l ™« ™M" golfers in the His .six under par 6G for the first 13 holes O f this tournament of soiling masters was described by Bobby Jones as "the finest round of golf ever played" over the difficult Augusta National course. Wood had five strokes to .spare over Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Lawsoa Little and Willie Gog gin. whose 71 scores were the only other sub par cards turned in by the 50 - man %;|1| starting field. If the 40-year- old Wood can •continue blowing hot again today he may pull out Ben Hogan in front so far he will coast in. He Today's Sport Parade By HENRY McLEMOKE AUGUSTA, Ga., April 4. <UP)— Florida, or anywhere else for matter, who hope and pray they look lousy are the Detroit 'Tigers. Any sports writer who'll pick the Tigers to finish fifth is welcomed and feted in the Detroit camp. Buck Newsom, Hank, Grcenberg and Co. remember how terrible looked last spring and hov> the sports scribe. 1 wrote them right out of the race and into fifth place. Then the Tigers cxplo d c d m everyone's face and won thc flag. Truth to tell. Tigers lousy, do but, The,, ,7a ,,,,:• sood'c'h^cot,^ ""* ^^ }"< — yy K» •r.r; %^r m m v'° ~ ™ n r e, cr ,, t ten by . ^ ^to ^r^^' ™% amount of pitching. And this may oe the age when it doesn't, take writer. I say this because it deals with Craig Wood, golfer, and yet nowhere in it will there be a reference to his hard luck in finishing second in so many important championships. There won't be a tear-jerking paragraph in the en- never cooled when lie set a new . tire business; and there" won't "b« ^-hole tournament : -- '' «^uu u^ ^ /--oe ournameiu scoring record a mention of how Craig's pretty" of 2fa4 m breezing to the New wife, Jackie, has had her heart ill York Metropolitan Open cham- but broken fifteen limes by rivi 0 "'"' e« —utin some'n^cu of the inconsistencies of his game may rise to haunt him over this pine tree lined course. It was here, six years ago that Craig shot an almost •unbelievable 88 one clay, then followed it up with a five under par G7 the next. Wood did.not get that SG without a bit of scrambling. His drives were long and true, out some oi his second shots to the green were too strong and off line. But he more than made up for his bad shots with remarkable recoveries and his putts were dropping from all angles. He needed bin one putt on eight greens, and the only one where he needed three was on the fifth hole where he rolled past and missed coming back. Although Wood's score was two nvcr the competitive course some miraculous shot on the last hole to beat out her husband for the title. Nowhere will there be a men- Lion of how Craig lost this title by missing a putt no wider than an eel's forehead, or how he lost that one just because a thought- was making a vital shot to chirp the first four bars of the grand march from Aida. gruni last year, it was considered by golfers and critics alike a better round because it was made in. the face of a stiff southeast breeze and the pins were spotted in much more difficult positions this year. Bobby Jones' four over par 7U left him 10 strokes off the pace and trailing 25 other golfers. His round did not cause the bookies to lessen their 50-1 odds against him. A stroke behind the quartet at 71 were Felix Serafin and Harry Cooper at par 72: Sam Byrd. Eel Budley, Johnny Bulla. Clayton Heafner, Tony Manero, Toney Pcnna. Jack Ryan, 5am Snead and Jimmy Thomson at 73; George great infields to win pennants. The fate of the Timers may lie wrapped up in Hank Green'- bvrg's draft number. If lie goes <ai d nobody knows what may happen), then the Tigers may- fall upon evil days. T h e in a i n change in thc TiRers -is Manager Del Baker's plan to play Eric McNair, rescued fro m baseball's backwash lluri n g the winter. McNair hit only .227 ^ with the White £ Sox last season and was through with that club. > v Desperate for infielders, the Tig„,„„, , . , r . ci's signed him Wood, himself, was the one who and now Boker says he'll be De- suggested that I do a story about troifs shortstop. ' """" touching the runner-' McNair in condition and the right mental frame of mind might help the Tigers. However, he is likely to have quite a job wresting Rowdy Dick Bartell's job away from him even though Bartell hit only .233 last season. Some of the pitchers on the club think Bartell should be out there again. Rudy York at first, Charlie Gehringcr at second and Pinky Higgins at third round out the infield. Gchringcr has looked £ood this spring and put all ideas out of his head about retiring. However, F r a n k i e Crouchcr win be around just in case. Counting Greenberg on hand and playing left, the rest of the outfield will be Barney McCoskey, a tremendous ball player, in center, and either Tuck "stainback or Bruce Campbell in right. Stainback and Campbell may alternate up angle. '•I'd appreciate a story of another sort," Craig said as we talked after his brilliant 6B in the opening round • of- the Masters' Invitation - .- v -- » v*. m\_, i_. VMII iJC-VlH V l; VU LU >C • L. record of 64 set by L-Iovd Man- 1 tou , rnacment yesterday. "I get so * • ' C1 r*l* ' r\F' »*rao H!»-\I-»- i-.j-vlt «^™t^..:_*. • ' t • >- sick of reading sob-sisterish "stmf about myself that I don't know what Lo do. I sometimes wonder what the golfing public thinks about me. They must picture me as some poor, benighted old cuss, staggering around the courses of the country with a forlorn look and a broken heart. As a matter of fact, I'm a pretty lucky golfer. I have won more than my share of good championships, and you can't kick about finishing second in such things as the U. S. Open; the British Open, and the Masters." * * * On Craig's suggestion I looked into his past performances, and tonight to see which one gets a September shot at Joe Louis- hen vyweight championship. As the greatest vocal struggle since the Lincoln-Douglas debates draws toward a climax, Nova is favored at odds of 8 to 5. He gets the edge on the strength of a marathon oration he has been delivering on his secret weapon which he calls "the cosmic punch." Just what the cosmic punch is nobody knows, and please don't ask Nova or he is likely to tell you in 23,000 How They Compare NEW YORK. April 4. <UP)-~ Tale of the tape for tonight's Max Oaer-Lou Nova fight: Pieces, so there may be moments this evening when the boys Bet their teeth tangled in monthpiecex-und have to do a little fighting out of sheer ennui. Kentucky Derby Candidates Are Declared Out Nova 26 years -03 pounds 6 ft., 2 in. 75 in. '•-1 in. ^K in. 14 ^ in. 13 in. 7 ; <i in. 12 in. 1714 in. 34% in. 23 In. l6Ur in. 10 in. Age Weight Height Reach Kucr 32 years 222 pounds 6 ft, 2 >.£. in 77 in. Chest morm.) 44 in. Chest (exp.) 47 M: In. 14 H. in. 14 in. 8 in. 12 1-4 in. 17«4 in. 33 in. Biceps Forearm Wrist Fist Neck Waist Thigh Calf Ankle 15 in. 10 in. well chosen words. Baer. never addicted to terseness, lias adopted the .strategy of stick- 'ns to one subject in' this conversational conflict. It is his favorite topic and after all these years it. is almost as famous as Bryan's cross of gold speech—"The Great Max Baer and how I got that way." But even after he had loosed a conversational torrent, Baer found himself 47 adjectives and 26 participal clauses behind Nova, so he goes into the ring the under-dog. 18.000 To Attend Fortunately, the rules of the New York Boxing Commission provide that fighters must wear mouth- thousand persons >«»>' piry more than $80,000 to M?C the biff boys go. Baer, an »"-ami-outer who looks brilliant <»»c nijfht and bummish the next, i-lnimji to be in the l>«st condition O f his career, lie could be ritfht about that und still not b? in A-l slmpe, for » Rood part of his V> years has ' been spent dotoj; psitroi duty <5Ji MIC primrose path. Nova, out of competition for a A - G - ViuidcrbiU's New World year of a blood infection Bopped »uo thc ranks of the ''at almost cost him his life, h«s doubtful .starters. hud only one important light since Attention, Monduy Lunch uml he started his comeback. That wns Swing nnd Sway have been retarded 1 10-rotind decision over young in their training us hnvc been P«t Comlskey. a Greek kid whom Our Boots inui New World. Tin- Baer belted out in less than one NEW YORK, April 4, iUl») — There were live — and maybe seven—fewer candidates for the Kentucky Lhirby today ns the rigors of a late spring began taking a toll of the 112 eligible*. Those seml-oft'ldally declared out by their trainers were Mrs. Parker Corning's Attention; the Greenlreo trio of Monday Lunch. Swing and Sway and The Rhymer; and J. H. Whitney's Thc Stuck. WoodvaU- Farm's Our Boots, current co- , n ~ ----favorite In the winter book, and ," not be known until then who Legion Fund Gets All Fight Profits And'with eight or more bouts on The fights will be between HlytlH'ville and Manila boys, most of whom will be wi'H known to I'll fans of (his urea. Matchmaker Mike Mcroney w'ill matoli tlu; boys at ring-time, and it Dresses Up Golf round. Han- Promises Action iwd The Stork were in- Jurctl during the running of the Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah Park No one, least of ail thc (wo ia Florida and arc not expected to gladiators, can tell what, will hap- recover in time for a mile and u pen when two such Highly indl- Quarter grind on May ;}. Mdunls as Baer and Nova get .into Ail suvun candidates ore low^he ring, but nil indications ure Priced choices in the future belling, 'hat this will be the heaviest bet- Attention and New World both' •»g fig-lit of tho year. Bucr still I'ulc at 15-1; Our Boots at .j-l and has thousands of .supporters de- L he others all below 30-1. In each -•pitc what happened to him on a instance thc trainers sulcl the a.s- Junc evening in 1339. That wns piranLs-all colts-would not be the occasion of his first fight with hurried along but would be reserved m. On that evening- Lou smack- until early summer if necessary. cd Bncr on the jtuv and left a deep cut inside the lip that incapacitated Muxic for both talking- und fighting. After swallowing- blood until the llth, Baer finally lost on a technical knockout in that round He claims his mouthpiece didn't, LOCKPORT. Lii. iUP>— Clovh fit, and promises to be n different Vi/ifY1 '- thy grrty-mii.slnchccl attic man this evening. Putting on his " Cn J un " from the John Ouidrj best sneer, Baer culled attention ' comiminil .v. has his summer's work to the fact that Nova formerly be- j Wflltin B" fo1 ' »im und his supplict Hevcd in the practices of Yogi in- ' B^horecl in. eluding standing on his head to ' V1/ ' ior c ' apns lo Uu ' spovt-Rmen encourage circulation. - wll ° }uuint ' u >is swampy section 'of "He'll be standing on his head Smilh Loillsiuna 'Hiring the duck Hews Ducks Decoys With Axe and Knife will compete m the match that may have ris many as i(j or r* bouts. It's n Worthy (,'jitise However, admission Is 1>Q cents find suming time is 8 o'clock, so if you want, to servo a double pur- !> that will .benefit both yourself and the Miiniln Legion before going to bod tonight, bo a I the Hiit's ticket window before thnt time. Incidentally, tako u look at the BlylhevlHo Legion's Hut today or tonight and .see if you think your '-JO cents will be well Invested. Or just remember the many times you tcntlod u watched a sports event, at- h«d a fine din- again," said Maxie with his cus fjca ' smi - I!o funilshus them t^cii ternary modesty, "but this Li.rr- it dnco - vs - fashioned by his small will be fmm a_p,,ncl, ,„'the l,nv S.1,, »« Jl'r? hh °'"- f « s """'«' he will be doing it in the middle of thc ring in Madison Garden." NOC,,, " ^ e bronlic " s! ie NBC Blue network starting P. M. rest.). * what he said was true— he has ' against left an <J righthanded pitch"3 g - Thc r ° okie 5tar in cam P is Ned won many a good title. To name a few he has won there are the Los Dawsori. Al Wairons. Frank Walsh j All § ele -'> Open, the Metropolitan and Horton Smith at 74; Lloyd Opeu (he SOD that last year with Mangrum, Jim Terrier, -Sam Parks tllc all -time 72 hole tournament Jr.. Tommy Armour -and Leonard •' 5Core of 264) ^ the Pasadena Open Dodson at 75. Nine were grouped j ltvvice >- tli e San Francisco match with Jones at- 70 and Defending 1 5>1 . a - v °P en - the Augusta open, the Champion Jimmy Dsmaret headed j Pine Valle y open, the Australian Harris, a fast, hard-hitting young'- ster who batted .312 at Beaumont. Phillies Slated To Get Last National League 1 Spot Again J. I } United Press Staff Correspondent MIAMI BEACH. Fla., April 3 (UP)—The most remarkable thing about the Phillies is their portly little manager Doc Prothro, a Memphis dentist who bustles round with a cocky step and bubbles over with talk of better days to come. The Phillies have finished in the cellar three years in a row. They'll gives up. You can beat him whittling knife. "At the end of one hunting si son, T usually hnvc enough decoys ordered to keep me busy until the following year," tho bald little man i'- ! - .said. "Every minute 1 cnn spare I this spring nnd summer will bo — occupied with the whittling of d ox- ens of birds that I have promised lo have rcmly by the time tho blinds cnn beset up in tho swamps.' , Virier's friends nnd neighbors— fishermen mostly—know the type wood he needs for his decoys. Wherever they tiro, in thc swamps or shrimping on the Gulf coast, The outfield is the Phils' strong- could less afford to suffer any hit 345 n WaS f ° r the lcft ^ki b rth, came up season and nre battling Marty . . t l , The first line of pitchers includes ™ d ? Payers. Hugh Mulcahy , right. - Sau J " th , fl ° r $100,000 , In center and Johnny Ri p ay ing P Y k Buck (Or Bobo) Newsom, school-! boy Rowe. Tommy Bridges, Johnny Corsica, Hal Newhouser and Floyd Giebell, the kid who beat Bob Feller in the deciding game — -•• •- <«A*»w. k » x^|^^*i, UlLVy J" 1 ' Ui 1 - 1 <"*.11 ;1 H O ' l_ -- -" '"- tne six man 77 bracket. i °Pe", the Hawaiian open, and the j S° m Cr ' A ;? hle McKai " anc L A1 In the first round revision of Ncw Jerse V P ^A four times. And ' CtUOn are tllc rellef men betting odds, the price on Wood lliere are a dozen others. dropped from 10-1 to 3-1 and Lit- ! tic, Hogan and Nelson were second Read Courier News want ads. Ace For Giants two top youngsters are Virgil (fire) Trucks, and Hal White. Medwick Homers army draft, j Nick Etten, a big left-handed hit- who looked ter who naire-and may go the way of Mul- Uie front yard for further seasoning. and he'll come back yelling for trhcy I3lck "I 1 n'cccs of wood they more. Prothro's battle cry from Uic ' l;ninlc no cnn ase - IL k'oes out in bench and coaching lines is: "Come on fellows, las' get some runs today. Come on gang, les' lick 'em today." After you watch the Phils for a while. Doc's supplications sound pathetic. Preliminary work on l.h<> decoys is done with the hatchnt. Then conir-s hours of tedious whittling— smoothing out thc marks left by the axe and cutting out thc sweeping lines for thc wings, The body of the decoy is carved first. Then, at night, before thc fire, he carves the bird's head, figuring out. the smallest detail. When the decoy is sanded down—Vf/ler uses a steel file instead—thc hcixd and body ure nailed together and then painted. The different, colors of tho decoys are no problem Ho Vizier- he's lived in the swamps all his life. Blackwater Wins _ / BLACKWATER. Ark.. April <!.- cahy. Squad Has'' Improved "Before we lost Higbc and Mulcahy and everything else started happening to -us," Prothro said, "I gan, who imadc thc jump from I Blackwatcr soflball teams defeated Class D last season, again will play ! Manila ncrc Tuesday, 11 to 5 in a short and Merrill May at third B ' rts> Same and 3 to 1 in a boys' rounds out the infield, it's definite-' W- TlTC C irls mnc!e ;;ix "i^ off ly a class AA infield. Pricc and Flccman and Kathryn The pitching staff is a .scrambled Williams held thc losers to fivc April 4 (UP)-The Brooklyn Dodgers' fir't to about l team plays Galveston of the Texas two aces has given usqVito a" set- League today while the other half back. of the club gcss against Albany of "Wn'vc rot a fine bunch at M we vc got to develop 'em Joe Mcdwick's fifth homer in as On the whole, my squad Is better many days gave the Dodgers two than last year." runs in the fifth and enough to! Bl 't- regardless of what happens \VIT1 i^VPl* t ll Ci TS.-. llrt rv T-|_T__1_ -_!txH. *T T-*1'-» —^ _ ' wtn over the Dallas Rebels. 5-1 to the Phils, Doo Prothro never yesterday. Rookie Pitcher Max Macon went the route for the B squad which triumphed over Waycross of the G-P League, 14-4. : and there Ls a crying need - s;ifetic ^• more talent. All in all, thc vet- Pitcher Rcedc Scott won thc seem too old and the young- k°.v- s> contest with the winning hit too .young. in the .sixth inning, a two-run .— single that broke a 1-all deadlock. from Wil- Manila had five hits; Blackwaier Cata- made .six off Robert Edward. ner, or just (Mijoycd the beauty of the Mill, and its unquestioned value to Blylhcvllle as a city—and then MO In and watch thc night's boxing show. /Ill rrofits To Legion Both the BlythevilU.. and Manila Legion units arc sponsoring the program. Everyone connected with the night's work is donating his Limo for the single purjwsc of sec- ing that tlu; Manila post gels assistance in Its ell'orts to secure tmuls with which to build a Hul. Mo «ii;. W i|| receive a nickel f the iinHlls KXCEFT the Manila l^gliMi's htillilin K fniul. BlythcviUt- ftm s haven't scon a boxing match here for two months mid wrestling has been the only sports event here .since Uic basketball season closed. So any and all sports fans should be , crying for this event tonight. If you nttcnci the show — you ' won't, be likely to miss a good chance to gel, good, clean sports entertainment,. Talk yourself into spending the 20 cents and going to the matches tonight. You won't regret it. Browns Win Again PORT SMITH. Ark.. April 4 (UP)-The St. Louis Browns take on the Boston Bce.s again today, with Vernon Kennedy scheduled to taka thc mound for thc Brownies. The beat, tho Bees. 7 to 5, at Texarkana yesterday for a record of .seven victories in i;j games. Yanks Beat Oilers LITTLE ROCK, April 4. (UP) — The New York Yankees, with a brilliant spring record of 19 victories In 24 games, play Little Rock of the Southern Association today. Charley Keller's two homers and two singles featured the Yankees' M-5 rout of the Tulsa Oilers yesterday. Golf will jiot lose its appear as Ions as it" draws competitors like pretty Dorothy Gardner, Steu- benvlllc. O.. miss ' tied for third with 38-39—77 in qualifying round of North and South women's championship at Pinehurst. She eliminated Betty Abernathy of Pittsburgh in 20 holes second round. in Well-designed plastic planes require nt least 25 per cent less power at a given speed than comparable all-metal planes. Read Courier News want ads. Word Counter Invented JAMESTOWN, N. Y. (UP) — Edward A. Walsh, a short story writer, has come to the assistance of typists who tire of continually counting words. Needing .something to count words faster than 'ic could hjrnsi-ir. Walsh perfected i worcimctcr lor which a patent s pending. Rend Courier News want arts FFATS^fOWER • IN A FAH BASKETBALL GAME t« BAIL DUALLY CHANGE HANDS OVER FoRSPRl OIL-CHANGE •-GET Una, is reported to be the shortest in the world. In almost 10 years more than 200,000 passengers have been transported by the line, without a single fatality. WON " 'AND LOST 5 WITH UASHV/LLB LAST SlRUCK OUT IZZ MEN,.'. ADAMS' SVSTZM WAS DRIVING ACS IS m f&AL Cards In South MONTGOMERY, Ala.. April 4. (UP)—Max Lanier and Newell Kimball pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition game here today. -The Cards beat the South Atlantic League farm club. Columbus. Ga, H to 6. yesterday, when they managed only 8 hits against 10 for Columbus but. won on 16 free passes to first gase. Johnny Mize and Terry Moore hit home runs in the second innin". No Job Too Small or Too Large! FREE ESTIMATE "No Argument—Our Service Is the Best' WALPOLE'3 ELECTRIC SHOP Winng-Fixturcs-AppHanccs HO bo. 2nd Pllonc 314 TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICE This is thc year for Assessing City and Personal Property and it must be assessed by April 10th If you fail to assess your property the law requires me to assess it for you. You know (he value of your property better than anyone else. Please help me fix the proper value on jx>ur property. ASSESS fOSAY AND MAKE SURE IT'S RIGHT W. W. (BUDDY)Watson County Assessor CHAMPION WEEK A RECORD MAKING TIKE AT RECORD MAKING TERMS. 5th & Walnnt Mf^^^p^l55fipp^P S$XA'\V ^^•i'— -HM *..,.„...—it .. •_.•*//#; SIiH£uw tl .Lr 8 DitTittrBT. tMc . SHTyciY. jt^ensox COUNTY ^ e Tff?^

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page