The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 7, 1939 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 7, 1939
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JTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1939 FORE IN SIP Kicking Away $70,000 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARKQ COURIER NEWS PAGE'flVE Both Are Veteran Shortstops, Not Likely To Be Regulars CINCINNATI, Dec. 7 <UPI—One of these rarest Of baseball deals an' iiiUa-clrcuit trade between the Natlonnl and American Leagues, ushered in (lie annual winter major leagues meetings today. The minor leaguers headed tor home after holding (he stage for three days. ••Rowdy Dick" Bin-tell, who cost Die New York Giants $00,000 a few • years ago, was shipped to tlie Detroit Tigers for Bill Rcgell. Both are veteran shortstops who were "washed up" with Iheir respective clubs. Waivers were, obtained on each before the intra-league deal coiilci be made. Although the deal wasn't confirmed until nearly midnight last night by Walter O. Brlggs, Detroit owner, it actually, was made on Monday. Neither player is likely to be a regular bill if either should break into a steady job it may be Bartell, who is a whoop and holler Buy who insists lie is far from through. Manager Del Baker of the Tigers Is high on Bartell, basing part of his enthusiasm on information obtained from Jimmy Dykes of Ihe White Sox who credited "Rowdy Dick" with being the life of the Cubs in the city series. Briggs, however, said that Bartell's acquisition doesn't mean the Tigers will relent in their efforts to get i:n- other shortstop. Manager Gabby Hartnett of the Cubs said Rogell will be used ns "shortstop insurance." Bogell, who is 35. was a regular with the Tigers from 1931 until last season when he played In only 71 games and batted .225. Bartell, who is 32, played in 107 (sanies last season and batted .241. He first came up with the Pirates in 1827 and played with three other clubs, the Phnlies, Giants and Cubs, before passing into the junior circuit. The Bariell-Rogell swap had a comical conclusion supplied by the Cubs' rcpresmtalivSs, Hartnett'and Scout Clarence Rowland, who continued to deny the deal had gene through even after Briggs had placed the official stamp on it. Business Manager Jack Zeller had obtained iinal confirmation of die -deal .from P. K. Wrigley, Cubs owner, in Chicago hours before the Chicago .contingent here was" ^11 on theif%y. Arrival.hcrc last night of Commissioner K. M. Landis caused new rumors about, what "the Judge" may be up to, but, a visit to the grey-thatched baseball cs»r was l' unproductive of any official news. . "I never talk aboill those things." Landis said. "If I have anything to say, I'll say it at the joint- meeting Saturday." Clark Griffith, the "Old Fox" of Washington, has gained at least one supporter for his proposal la prohibit pennant winners from acquiring a player in Its own league, except by waivers, as long as it holds the title. Alva Bradley of Cleveland said he would vote for Griffith's proposal. With Bill Terry finding no takers fcr Zefce Bomira, Washington is willing to lake the Giants' first taseman back for the waiver price of $7.500. If the Senators can't get Bonura he Is doomed to go to the Giants' Jersey City farm club. Conversation between Brooklyn and Cincinnati over a trade involving Ernie Lombard! failed I'. make any headway. The Dodgers ami Reds are two of the eagerest clubs to make tvade.s and are quite likely to put over something with somebody before the meeting closes. With clubs almost i.rainp;ing on each other in an effort to get outfielder Mas West, the Bees have just about decided to keep him. Leo Diirocher. Dodger manager, cracked that the Bees wanted more for West than the Cards did for Joe Mechvick. When Casey Stcn- pel. Bees' pilot, heard about. Durocher's remark, he said: "Well, tell Durocher (o get Mrrt- Thc score was a to 7 in favor of the New York Giants near the end of a terrifically fought «ame the Washington Redskins <it the Polo Grounds. On (he field goal try pictured above dependcd°thc <>ame and a share of the S70.0CO gate for the professional football championship playoff, Hooted from" IB- yard line by rookie Redskin fio Russell, the ball sails toward the goal posts. Referee Bill Hnllonin calls it "outside—no goal." War whoops from Redskins and their rabid rooters. Fans rush on the field, Washington players, screaming threats, surrojnd Hallorim. one lakes a punch at him. All wasted energy. Decision .stands, Giants win. wick and we'll trade him West' for Medwick even up." | Ex - D:dger Manager Burleigh : Grimes, who piloted Montreal last season, has been given his release but will be paid Ills salary of $10.000 under terms of a contract which still has a year to run tin- | less he gets another job. If he lands a spot, lie'll be paid the tiif- j ference between $10,000 and his salary. . Cotton Growers Vote, Dec. 9 'Lionized' Pooch A special bone and the medal he wears about liis neck were the reward of "Duke" who drove off three gunmen who tried to hold up his master's liquor store at Camden. N. J. The niecial was presented by Governor Moore and the bone was served at a Camden Lion's Club dinner in Duke's honor. ^Today's Sport Parade «y IIENKV AK-1.EMORB DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 7. (UP)—If you've ever watched the horse r.f your choice standing wiong way around with a far away glint in his ejes while his rivals corniced out of tiieir starting stalls i like triglucncd gazelles, thsii ll s tc>i to ihe news given me today by,one of (tie world's outstanding turf experts. Tlie gentleman's name is Morphine McGinnity and I know he is an expert- because he wears a checkered coat, speaks out of the TSTflc'oIjhls month and refers to Herbert Baj'ard Sivopc as "me buddy, Hoib." McGinnity says the starting gate Corrigans have been cured lor go:d. He goes farther than that. McGinnity says a horse no longer can start a race on a tangent, no longer can beat the gate and no i longer can keep upward of 25.000 ] pa.pie stamping 1 their feet impa- i tieiuly while the assistant starters puil and tug at him for 15 minutes while he is brought into position. For electricity, like love, has conquered even the most stubborn of the bad post actrra. The electricity nas been injected into the old wooden gates. Bomb releases, trap doors and enough other gadgets have been added to outfit each individual stall as c:zily as a one- room apartment with kitchenette. ..steam heat and Irigidaires can be' .wded accrding to season. There have been many men watch their horses nap at the j barrier, including ourselves, but not i until Claude Puett watched one was cne matter taken seriously in hand. Puctt and several engineers from] a Los Angeles airplane factory' p:olcd their cash and their ingenuity and in. two years developed what was known as the Puett Gate. ' . The principle Ls a simple one. Each stall Ls equipped with a wire mesh door and a V-shaped back. Once a horse is backed into the stall, the rtoor is snapped shut and the .horse can neitner rear nor charge. The V back keeps him in pcrfccVHlignmcnt until the starter presses a butt:n which .swings open all the ttoors .simultaneously and gives every horse an even break. Tile floors are synchronized and are released by bomli lacks when the current. Is turned on. ,, Despite its obvious advantages, the S'liell device was greeted by American turfmen with all the warmth usually slv.wn a rattle-snake. The race track operators stared at it so icily that the inventors took the hint and the gate to Canada. They experimented with it on half mile tracks at Vancouver until they were sure of their product, then went to Lriigacrcs i Seattle. There the'gate'established itself as the greatest turf invention since the introduction of the totalizator. Post times were cut down to a minute and almost a flat IOC per cent (i oil starts were good. Next it was taken to Bay Meadows arid then to Pimlico in Baltimore where Alfred Gwynnc Vnnderbill adopted it wholeheartedly. Vanderbilt proved the gate's worth. In his stable, he. has the two most truculent horses in Amer- ica—Hcelily and Alrflaine. B:th 1940 COTTON MARKETING QUOTA KEFEKENDUJl ll.U.LOT Do you f.ii'or cotton marketing quotas for the I9U1 crop? If jou arc azainst nuctai put "X" in Ibij boi VRS NO II )ou arf tor quotas pul "X" in Ibis bcu Agrlcutlural Adjustment A'imintsfratian ?oimei3 in Ihis caiinly will volo December 3 on whether maitclinq quotas are to bo mado effective-for Iho 1940 cotton crop. Sample hallo! !o bo used is shown above. American farmers havo a market lor around 12 million boles of cotton pet year. Production dating Iho last 3 yeais is shown in (lie clioil: In 1537, without any marketing control measures available, producer planted a largo acreage which, wilh high yields, resulted in a record crop ol nearly 19 million bales. Cotton groweis approved motkcling quotas for handling thoir 1938 and 1933 crops, and production in each ol Iheso years was approximately 11,900.000 bales, yel Ihu suiplus produced in 1937 is si ill hanging over Ihe market. Marketing quotas am provided In Ihe farm program to forestall futlher increases in oui already largo collon supply and lo guarantee Ihol Iho non<oop«alor does IK! qol an unfair share ol the market lor American cotlon. Wert Optometrist "HE MAKES 'EM SEE" Over Joe Isaacs' Stoie Phoue 540 long have been regarded as terrors by assistant starters. But once they were bucked into the Puctt, device they developed manners seldom found outside of drawing rooms. And both <f them promptly- began winning. The gate idea is spreading now. A similar device, known as tlie K'cstinghousc gate, was introduced at Santa Anita mid will be used during the coming meeting. Most prominent turfmen predict that within two years one gate or the I ether will be standard equipment 1 at every American race track. But the entire project makes my friend Morphine very sad. Morphine, you see, is of nn older school. He believes electricity, instead of the gate, should be ad- miinstcrcd the horse. To Spur Art Talent INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. (UP) — Shortridge high school of Indianapolis is trying a new" experiment in progressive education, with a "hobby hall" set up t,-. enable students and teachers lo discover any possible art talent in fcrent fields. Students are given an opportunity for supervised work every afternoon and evening, a t drawinj. painting. wo:dwork, nictnl and leather handicraft, and innny other projects. Faculty members reported thai, enough studcnk have taken an interest in the wort: to keep the hall busy during nil its opcu hour.s. For 1938-1939 Government Loan Cotton Louis .See 107 So. 2nd. rlljthr.villc, Ark. PHONE Ki7 L.D. 1!) Since the fnorth century. mas has been observed as" a Christian festival. 1 Bar P. & G. Soap C v Cr y nr Kerosene I6J ill. V. i. IIis!ni,-.y fil Nortli I ML THE FAMILY - Soft shimmering Bios- ' Satin, bias cut to fit! Frothy Incu insertions at neck and hcmi Guaranteed «ot to rip! r i i A ,-rrfect OKI '" ltl WEE KID SHOES T3&J& .,( linen <-' r '«" • aliuniii"" 1 n ,Kl baby Ml')'^ ! HrtC:i Vo '1. 4^s'?'(^, • J25sH>.. -^ L^i^SrrSS^r-^----. * ^XZSf^fA''-/:'-: " ! *%: < .. ell '^^M/, I M^W A ^/-/^Clr?* /W/^ lianrt cm"""" ^s^f-^-^K' ^ curMVS - COUOIU>! >^«^5%^ f - ^-.f^^; ^"*v r\<^> \ T; •^s*-Ay j* \.-

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