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Thursday, April 17, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Favored T Dodger Fans See Hated Giants Win In Brooklyn Park THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1941 Hard Ferguson Finds Pills Must Be Of Some Value BY HARRY FEKfiUSON Thiitod Pr«)SB .SjJoitH Editor NEW YORK, April 1? (UP) — The St. Louis Cardinals started their 1941 season by breaking out BY GEORGE KIKKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, April 17. (UP)—A Brooklyn fan leaving! in ^ rash of home runs that drove EbbGts Field after his beloved Dodgers (The Bums) had j Paul Dcrvmgcr, ace pitcher of the , i iu • v j -tii i\ i < i /-•• 4 -11- u- world champion Cincinnati Rods, lost their second .straight to the hated Giants said himself f tn ihr. chnu;«vc a mouthful. Baseball Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE .Ni-vv Y. )>'-iri.ii I (i It NATIONAL LEAGUE W N.-W Ywl; ..... ....... ______ ^ SI . "You can't-believe a thing- dese experts write nowadays," he mumbled. "I thought our Dodgers wuz gonna run oil' wid the pennant." The Dodger fan's sentiments* 1 • ——• probably were echoed at Yankee "j Stadium, Cincinnati, and Detroit ! after the second day of the base- i ball season. The Yanks dropped -their second .straight, to the Athletics, picked to wind up in the cellar. The World Champion Reds tripped over the Cardinals for the second straight day. The American league champion Tigers, with their ace of aces, Ol' Bobo Newsom himself, on the mound were routed by the Browns in their initial sUirL The Dodgers. Yanks, Reds and Tigers, rated as four of baseball's strongest clubs, have won only one game among them in eight starts. Newsom Not in Sliajie Giving a once over lightly treatment to the cause of the big four's defeats, we find: The Dodgers are showing defensive flaws that must- be remedied. The Reds got one sloppily pitched game and developed & defensive leak in the other. The Yankees pitching leaves much to be desired. The Tigers''loss is easily explained — Buck Newsom is not in shape to go nine innings and may not be until May. So much for the early downfall of the betting favorites and clmmps —and they are not to be taken too seriously — let's look at the leaders. In the National league the muchly-maligned Giants and the hustling Cardinals arc away winging and in the American league the Boston Red Sox (who are in mid-season foiuii. having used seven pitchers in two games) and Philadelphia Athletics are setting the pace with a pair of victories each. DiMaggio Clouts Homer Sloppy Yankee pitching paved the way for the Athletics' second straight win at Yankee Stadium yesterday, 10-7. Dick Seibert hit tw ? o homers and Bob Johnson, one in a 133-hit attack on Breuer, Murphy, Peek and Stanceu. Joe DiMaggio clouted a 430-foot homer, two double and a single. Little Phil Rizzuto smacked a double and t\vo singles. RESULTS YESTERDAY AMERICAN LEAGUE I.MIIK. h • hctrtiit. I. 1'i'istoii. S; \Vnsliii\jilipii, 7 (I'.! inn.) C'li-vi'lnml. 'i ; riiiciiK". (I. I'liiliiili'lpliia. 10; New York, 7. NATIONAL LEAGUE NV\v York. :i : Urm.Uyn. I. 4; lMlil:uli'l|ilii!i, t. St. l.imis, -I; Ciiu'innuli, '.!. l'ittsliiii'i;li at CliifiiLTi'. ruin. St. GAMES TODAY NATIONAL LEAGUE iis :ii ( 'hiriiiuiiti. Ni>\v Yi>rU nl Brooklyn. ll<, slon nt l'hil»ili-Iiilii;i. AMERICAN LEAGUE riiitiiil.'li.lii)! at N'.-w York. \\':tsliini;t<>ii :u Boston. CliiruiKi tu Cli'v.'lnnil. Oft fill l Jit St. I.OlflN. Patty Berg Leads to the showers. If this keeps up, the slogan of the Cardinals is going to be: Pill.s Produce Pennants. Ever since they arrived at their spring training camp in St. Petersburg, Pla., the Cardinals have been chewing away on 25,000 vitamin B-l Pills. Bottles of the things were lying .around the clubhouse in such profusion that baseball writers wondered whether they were in a spring training camp or had blundered into the biennial convention of the American Pharmaceutical association. * + > Sitting on a bench in the sun. crammed all the way to his tonsils with B-l. was President. Sam Breadon of the Cardinals, delivering an oration worthy of Demosthenes oii the virtue of the little white pills he was feeding his players. He beamed at Lonnie Warneke, the •i°ed, creaky-jointed pitcher. IT ninsr like a frightened deer around i he bases. He went inito raptures as old Gus Mancuso sprang around home plate as though this was his first .season as a big-league catcher. Having converted his ball players to B-l by Uie simple device of ordering "Take them <pUls," Breadon decided to do a little mis- sionar work among 'the sports writers who were lolling on the bench beside him. He pointed out that B-L was the "Morale Vita- nun" and that beseball writers would need something to sustain them in the grinding, monotonous work of watching .ball games all afternoon all summer. This Is Where Or Os Came in Your correspondent agreed to serve as a guinea pig in this experiment, procured a bottle of B-l ASHEVILLE, N. C., April 17. and swore on a stack of cards to (UP)—Patty Berg, former national' take them faithfully. The last women's champion, today led the one has just been consumed and Fishermen And Hunters Get Kew Game Rules Ne\v rules of the Arkansas SiatP Game and Pish Commission, published by the Courier Mews sports ck'pnrunrnt today for the benefit oi limners and fishermen of this territory, include: 1. Bullhead catfish less than 1C inches long may be sold. •2. Closed season for taking minnows March 1C through May l. a. Pox classed a.s fur bearers and upon .season provided in all counties in December and January. May be chased at any time for pleasure and destroyed when found killing poultry or livestock, pelts of i'oxes killed in closed season cannot be passed or sold but must be surrendered to the Game and Pish Commission. 4. Taking of buffalo, car]), cat. drum, and suckers by hands only (hogging or grabbing and then only for personal use, permitted June l to Nov. 1. 5. Homing or messenger pigeons protected at all times. C. After 1941 season open sea- so on turkey is April l through April 15. Oscar Vitt talked himself into management of Cleveland club, and Indians say he talked himself out. Anyway, 01' Os is still talking as manager of Portland Coasters, Man of Destiny? Cowboy Greggs Is Friday Opponent Things are looking up for Lou 7. Chukar partridges protected -'»"«*«;«-• "»"""s UP "«- L-UU until June 1 194'i i-mu. Nova, who demands chance he ». Hunting^ inclosure or on post- 1 !' as . *»'ned. The California col- cd farm lands prohibited without t egI ?" T fi ™ ly . bel ' eves nhe ; vi11 consent of owner beat Joe Louis - Even the stars 9. Open season for use of seines, say SO ' he contends trammel and gill nets, i'or comnier- i cval purposes, Sept. l through Peb ' 15. 10. All bounties on hawks, crows, bobcats and wolves must be paid from county funds, if provided by county quorum courts. No bounties paid by Game and Fish Commis- field by 11 strokes as the 18-hole finals began in the Land of the Sky invitation women's tournament. Patty shot a third-round 77 for a 54-hole total of 226—11 strokes in front of defending champion Jean. Bauer of Providence, R. I., who shot an 82. Other leaders at the 54-hole mark were Mrs. E. T. Nolan. New Castle, Pa.. 84—276; Mrs. Ben Parks. Charlotte, 91—271; Mrs. J. J. Lnwlor. Scarsdale. 274; and Mrs. M. N. Y.. 95— Hockheimer, Cleveland annexed its first win by beating the White Sox, 6-0. behind Al Milnar's two-hit pitching. Hal Trosky hit a. homer with two on and Roy Weatherly hit- one with one on. The Browns drove Newsom, who tired badly after seven innings, to cover in the eighth, scoring eight run off him and Trout to beat the Tigers. 8-1. Rudy York hit a 430-foor. homer for Detroit's only run. ..The Red Sox scto ore three run Bobby Doerr's homer with one on and Jim Tabor's with none on enabled the Red Sox to score three runs in the ninth. The Sox then went on to beat Washington. 8-7. in the twelfth. Pete Pox's! single drove in the winning run. The Giants beat the Dodgers for the second straight day, 3-V with Harry Gunitert. outdueling Brooklyn's $100.000 Kirby Higbe. Peewee R.eese and Cookie Lavagetlo each made two errors that hurt. Harry Danning's single with the bases loaded drove in two runs. Jimmy Brown's ninth inning double broke up a pitcher's duel between Mortono Cooper and Johnny, vander Meer and gave the Cards their second in a row over (the Reds, 4-2. Cooper allowed only five hits while Vander Meer gave up seven, walked six and fanned eight, Manuel Salvo pitched a 3-hitter as the Bees won from the Phillies 4-1. Elmsford. N. J.. 95—289. Cornell Loses 20 ITHACA. April 17, (NEA) — Almost 100 candidates for the Cornell University football team reported for spring practice, but Coach Carl Snavely, refrained from whooping with joy. Twenty of the 27 men who won letters last fall will be graduated this spring, leaving a nucleus of four juniors and three .sophomores who saw some service. the time has come to file a report with Breadon. * » * Let us say at the outset that •the clinical report Is pessimistic. Since making the pact with Breadon. your correspondent has participated in three athletic endeavors, to- wit: He played first base for the Tampa Nuggts in the annual sports writers baseball game in Florida, got no hits in four times at bat, made one error and fell flat on his face trying to catch a pop fly to the infield. George Kirksey, United Press baseball writer who scorned B-l all spring, looked like Tris Speaker in left field, scored a run and managed the Nuggets with all the astuteness of a John McGraw. Your correspondent got involved in a sports writers' golf tournament at Asheville, N. C.. including a side bet with Chct Smith, sports editor of the Pittsburgh Press who thinks it's a shame to waste good bottle glass by using it to package B-l. At a crucial stage Sixteen squad men are for the draft. eligible Prep Star? Train For Army BY HAKKY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor To dispel the popular notion that Notre Dame makes "a million dollars a year" in football. The Rev. John J. Cavnnaugh for the first time makes public the institution's net athletic revenue. P 1 or the 1940-41 school year it will be approximately $211,915.45. Notre Dame does all right with football. Gross receipts last fall , wore S524.483.75. but football supports track and field, baseball, golf, tennis, swimming, hockey, handball, squash and fencing. Basketball is nearly self-supporting. The estimated net available to the general fund of the university is based on football earnings and budgeted expenses of approximately $312.508.30 for the conduct of the aihletic program for the school year ending in June. There will be additional income of $40.000 to $50,000 from other sports not included in this figure. * * * "Football receipts are not out of proportion to our income from all sources, representing but 15 per cent of all income available to the general fund." points out $50,000 Offer Jimmy Lunsford tapered off training today after a hard week of work against sparring partners and looked in good shape for his headline eight-round fight against Cowboy Fred Greggs, scheduled on a four-bout program promoted by Joe Craig at the Legion Hut Friday night. of the local heavyweight's drilling this week has been on jabs and hooks with his powerful left hand, and he looks decidedly more sharp than last week, when he scored a six-round decision- technical knockout—over Burr Woods of Savannah. Tenn. Greggs, who will arrive here from^ Houston, Tex., his home town, at' noon rriday, will weigh in at 192 pounds, 11 pounds under the fighting weight of Lunsford. The former cowhand, who wears cowboy regalia even now, stands six one inch tall. -by a Woods la Milan The Texan has participated in 25| professional fights all over the midwest and has won most of his bonus, according to advance information sent Promoter Craig. He knocked out Woods at Milan. Tenn..' three weeks a^o in Hie fourth round. The nighf.s boxing card will open at 8 o'clock with a negro battle royal. Next; on the program will be a four-round bout between Jay Pullam. Hayti lightweight .and Bob Pierce. Pullam, a deaf mute, knocked out James Long of Blytheville last week in 30 seconds of the first with a stiff right cross. Burton To Fight Popeye McNeil, classy Armorel welterweight, will take on Spencer Joe Louis in action S50.000 worth. Promoter Jimmy Murray said to- sion. . day. He also isf prepared to offer 11. Closed season, large or small Lou Salica $5,000 to defend his mouth bass. March 16 through May bantam crown against David 15. SAN FRANCISCO. April 17. ut!ey of Jackso Ten in nn _ • UP)-Hawaii would like to see other four-rounder. 12. Closed season for all fishing fc?low dams March l through May 15. 13. Closed season for use of artificial bait March 1G through May 15. 14. Squirrel season in Stone county June 1 through Jan. l. Fight Off, On CHICAGO. April 17. (UP)—Promoter Bill Rand, who took a proposed Tony Zale—Al Hostak middleweight fight off the schedule yesterday, tried to put it back today. Rand announced that Sam. Plan, manager of Middleweight Champion Zale. had agreed belatedly to Hostak's demand for an increase of the share of the take from I2 l /-i per cent to 30 per cent. Rand notified Hostak's manager, Eddie Marino. The fight originally was scheduled for the Chicago Stadium Mav 16. Name Suits Fish Found in the river mouths off the northern Pacific coast of North America, the candle fish is so named because of the extreme oil- mess of its flesh. Indians convert Father Cavanau<>h. vice president tne flsh into candles bv runuinrT and chairman of the faculty a wlek through the length of the board in control of athletics. "Even so. Notrr Dame is not a wealthy school, financially speak- of the match your correspondent j ine. as universities go. blew a two-foot putt and Smith dropped an 18-footer for a birdie. The third and final catastrophe occurred when your correspondent j went in with three aces and failed to improve them. Whereupon John Carmichael of the Chicago 17. Daily News, a B-l hater from "The opportunitv for proposed laboratories, research, develonment of the graduate school, scholarships to brilliant, but needy students and other purposes make our athletic revenue appear insufficient. "Athletic profits represent only BLOOMINGTON. Incl.. April ISA* — Indiana University's ath- , way back, filled an inside straight j about, half of the S7.000.000 spent Ifttic department has moved to 1 and remarked with a sneer "You i for additions to and improvements prepare probable draftees for ar- [ and your pills!" my service by offering a volun- ) P. S. — The Cardinals beat the tary non-credit course in physical preparedness. Forty-five have started work under direction of three physical education instructors, Reds again yesterday and are tied tor first place. If Breadon will ship another bottle prepaid your correspondent will give it one more whirl. Football Togs Reconditioned Like New By California!! LOS ANGELES. April 17 tUP>— , of his work, smaller college-; and Foot-tall players will wear "hand- j especially high schools find the Kramer workshop an important- factor in their annual football programs. High schools, lacking the large Most of the shining helmtts. j football budgets of the big univer- j skin-tight pants and unseen pro-isities. are forced to use fhe same tecting pads worn by stars in the ; equipment year after year. Kra- fall also were worn by the gridiron 1 mer's reconditioning plant turns heroes of the past few .seasons. But 1 the battered high .school togs into me-downs" this season, but the fans won't realize it when they .see the 1941 gladiators trot on the'field in their flashy uniforms. body. Young. Chinese-Hawaiian, who recently decisioned Little Dado. Murray, who arrived yesLerday from Honolulu, said the city was a prize-fighting gold mine and a $50,000 turnout was assured Louis against any heavyweight able to get into the ring. He brought with him Johnny Hutchinson, Philadelphia lightweight, who has been campaigning in Australia for three years; Adolph Samuels. featherweight. and Johnny Diaz, Puerto Rican middleweight, for fights in this country. Clothes moths were brought America ; from the Old World. to The semi-windup- will be a six- rounder between Don Burton, veteran popular Blytheville middleweight, and Jack Snellgrove. Milan. Tenn. If Gregg's record is as good as it is reputed to be. Lunsford will be in for a busy evening Friday. But if he has drilled on his left hand jabbing and hooking enough to be an aggressive fighter and can cover up his chin more often, he should handle the cowboy as he has taken care of opponents- in 22 of 24 fights, including one professional bout. Admission will be 40 cents. ARMY PLAYS BALL WASHINGTON — The war department wants 16.500 baseball teams organized in army camps. Read Conner News want ads. S. I PITCHERS SHOWER EHf By United Press Southern Association fans were wondering today if the pitchers of the circuit missed spring training. No less than 21 pitchers toiled in Wednesday's games with only the veteran Ed Heusser of the Atlanta Crackers going the full nine inning route. Seusser scattered nine hits to give the Crackers n second straight victory over Nashville, 3 to 2. and their fifth of the season without a defeat. Starting hurlers for all the other seven clubs had taken their showers and were playing pool by the time the games were over. The biggest hitting spree came off at Knoxville where the Smokies slammed out 25 hits for a 20 to 15 victory over Chattanooga. Anderson, Smith and Rummans paraded to the mcund for the winners, while the Lookouts used four oitchers. none of whom was effective. Memphis continued its hard hitting Wednesday with a 14 to H triumph over New Orleans and moving into undisputed possession of second place with four wins and cne defeat. Hafey, Fugit and Ververka hit home runs in spacious Russwood Park. Little Rock won their delayed home opener from Birmingham. 5 to 2, before 2.263 fans. It was the Travelers' first win. "Pass the Apple Tree" Instead of passing fruit at the table in Japan, they may pass a whole fruit. tree. - Dwarf fruit tries, bearing actual fruit. are grown in flowerpots by these pep- -ple. Don't Miss Our Spring Showing of Plymouth Colors EDUCED Don't buy any car at any time until you get In Blytheville as a result of the craftsmanship of j almost-new equipment each year, j self imposed limit- of" 3000 stu- in the physical plant. "Thev would not even pay the ' cost of maintenance. '^ , • ,. , . , , . , "They would meet loss than half |Cas«Je is lighcer ,n hody...nchenn of our' faculty payroll. j "avor... more appealing to the taste. "They would cover just 90 per i Tr y Cascade...Treat Yourself TODAY I rent of the aid received by stu- ' dents in the form of employment and scholarships. "As in most other major schools our tuition rates are such that a student pays onlv two-thirds of what it cost.s to educate him. "Our net profit on athletics in recent years ha.s amounted to the approximate return of $3.000.000 invested at. three per cent. "Our total endowment Ls less than $2.000.000. which is comparatively small. "Wo have made great progress over the yours, but. there is stil\ much to be done. "We need additional housing 1 facilities to handle adequately our Prices On the New Sensational 1941 Plymouth HERE ARE TIE NEW PRICES PLYMOUTH Georoge B. Kramer of Los Angeles the equipment will look and'feel like it was new. Kramer us the man \vho into v F beauty Prom shop turns ^ ° f down- and the college stars of tomorrow are able to continue their football ocucaUon. This is Kramer's third year the : ecomiuioning business and in the workshop in almost doubled more than a couple of torn belt ka, loops. Shoulder, hip and knee pads' are good for another batterink season after Kramer's workmen recondition them. Leading universities of eiqhi. Western states send their tattered gridiron raiment to Kramer after each football season closes. And schools in Texas. Arizona. Nebras- Ulan. Oregon. each spring th? Kramer workshop returns the same equipment, but even seasoned players are unable fielder and leadofT man of the to recognize the reconditioned hel- Boston Red Sox. you might suspect he was a candidate at Lawrence Prep. mets, shoes, pants and pads. Although the large universities provide Kramer with a large part Washington. Nevada and nia. In the first year of business. Kramer's plant rebuilt 1.000 helmets, the second year 1.500 and this year more than 2.500 helmets will be remade. Kramer says schools in Califor- build- dents. "Our nerd for academic inss is even greater. Father Cavanaugh's mid-year report is not unlike that made at other institutions. It gives you a rough idea of where the bis: football gates go. The money us used to good advantage. Of the $347,000.000 backlog of Douglas, less than 10 per cent is for commercial aircraft. nia are lucky. Their football equipment lasts longer than that used by other schools in the nation because of milder weather conditions. A pair of football pants, he says, can be used in California for six or seven seasons. CONCRETE STORM SEWER For Sale ALL SIZES Osceola Culvert Co. Phones 253 A 60 D. S. Lancy Ed Wiseman Osceola, Ark. G«o. A. Dic*el Distilling Co.,Inc.. lexingfon, Kentucky COUPE COACH 4-DOOR SEDAN Plymouth DeLuxe Coupe Plymouth Deluxe Coach Plymouth DeLuxe Sedan PLYMOUTH Special Deluxe COUPE PLYMOUTH Special 4-Passenger COUPE PLYMOUTH Special Deluxe COACH PLYMOUTH SPECIAL DELUXE SEDAN Plymouth Special Deluxe Convertible Coupe Plymouth Special Deluxe Station Wagon $1074 T. I. SEAY MOTOR Co. 121 West Ash Street Blytheville, Arkansas Phone Day 111; Night 858

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