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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 21, 1941
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BlYTHEVHiE, CASE,) COuHIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1941 . « Champs Lack Power -Losing Greenberg Won't Help, Either Boston Bees' Franchise Sold; Stengel Retained The Veteran and the Recruit BY GEORGE K1RKSEY United Press SUIT Con ?1 n<p\__\\'hui a champ looks bad, DFTROIT there's something wrong. The IMroit '('^; champions of the American league, are n sove»t.h and the matter-with them is thoyrc- not ntiing. They've won one game out of fom- and had a close call in that'one. What's more ihoy aren't likely Lo get gomg until they discover a cure for their s.uinp at he plate. In four games they've made only eight ri i s and ~hits \ ration of two runs and live and a hall hits per o-anie is a far cry from the pace they set last yea)- to break the Yanks' stranglehold on the l* nn _^ one Tiger is hitting over* Only . , .300 — Barney McCocky who made three hits yesterday to boost his mark to .357. Look ai. what, the other Detroit wrecking crew is hitting: Hank Greenberg, .167; Rudy York, .143; Charlie Gehringer, .091; and Pinky Biggins, -077. Greenbcrg Ofi' M;iy 7 The Tigers had half a dozen chances to beat the Indians yesterday but wound up losing. 4-2. The "left 14 men stranded because their big guns were converted into a tunch of pop guns by Mel Hnr- der's curves. After pitching himself out of trouble nearly all day Harder weakened in the ninth and had. to -be rescued by Veteran Joe Hevlng, the ex-Red Sox, who retired the last three men in order. To add to .the Tigers' grief they have reconciled themselves to the fact they'll lose Hank Greenberg to Uncle Sam May 7. Manager De' Bakar is saying very little abou Greenberg's case and what he doe* say is couched in ,pessimUm "Nobodys going to replace Hank Greenberg." he says. "You just can't replace a fellow like him. I may move Stainback to left and .play Campbell in right but that's a bridge we'll cross when we get <o 11." Yanks Turn on Power Only bright spot in the Tiger picture is toe way the fans are supporting the club. The three- game series wit hthe Indians drew 76,853, with 19,437 turning out for yesterday's game on a rainy, windswept Sunday afternon. Manager Joe McCarthy got his •, birthday present from the Yanks 1 a day in advance. Marse Joe is 53 today so the Yanks unlimbered their heavy artillery yesterday and battered out a 19-5 triumph over ...the Athletics, routing Chubby Dean, who handcuffed them in the opener at Yankee stadium, The Yanks made 18 its, including two homers by Joe Gordon and one by Joe DiMaggio. with the bases full. Little Dom DiMaggio paced the unbeaten Boston Red Sox to a 14-8 victory' over Washington. He rapped out four hits, three of four runs Kascball Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE Louis vv Vfirk Si, Louis By TOM NOON AN Linked Press Staff Correspondent BOSTON, April 21. (UPr-Presi- dent Bob Quinn, head of the syndicate which purchased the Boston Uces from C. P. Adams, chain .store and horse racing executive, -uci inrh'.y that Casey Stengel would remain manager. "There is nothing 10 say yet about the new officers of the »lub," Quinn said. "We will take that up at our first meeting which will be held shortly. . - . We're holding the doors open for three more men who may join the syndicate soon." Sale of Adams' 73 per cent majority stock in the Bees to the "•ynciicnU; of -14 sportsmen, all but ! two New England residents, was i announced last night by Quinn. Player May lie Burred The purchase price was reported ; :is between $350,000 and $400,000 though Quinn declined to divulge tin- exact figure or whether mern- ix-is of the syndicate contributed equal amounts. It was believed Adams will receive at least $2oO.- UOO in cash and a note tor the balance. ' ' Present club officials, m acldi- . tion to Quinn. listed as syndicate, members were his son, John, team i secretary, and Manager Stengel., O inn said it had been decided. SSigh-Priced ioldouts Got io Sympathy CLEVELAND, O., April 21 <NEA) —Baseball holdouts got, nowhere in a jiffy Urn .spring, which please.s along with the rest of us, the thousands of young men who in the interests of national defense left jiasitions for $21 a month and a horse blanket,. Hank Leiber was the only name player out when the boy.s started playing for keeps, and the Cubs didn't appear to care one way or the other. This despite the fact that L»i- ber is considerable of a center lielder and Augie Galan's bad .-mees and Dom Dallesandro's runty legs. The Wrigleys decided to struggle along somehow with Lou Novikoff and Bill Nicholson flanking Dallessandro. Mat Brawl On Tap For Fans Tonight i in;; toyevhf-;- the most eiij Charles Sinkey and Gus Sonmmbery in provide professional wrestling fans with one matches they ever have .seen tonight when they tangle in ih<> event scrap on Promoter Mike Moroney's weekly mat protein*! Legion Hut. If ycu like your wrestling wil/iow, wrestling, you have the k>?r match right before your eyes. .Sinkey may be a good wrestler, bin iv\v : people have ever seen him mane an effort to .show this ability. Son- nenbr.rg is an ex-champ and depends muchly on hi< tackl and his fusts. Sinkey just u.v;* >ih fist 1 ;. However, it's all good clean fun+ and nobody cares much if the boys do play a bit rouuh. After all, the fans do not own the necks of Messrs. Sinkey and Sonnenberg. T'-'e fans reason '.hat if '.heir own necks are insured against harm, the two biji fellows can risk theirs with the fans' permission. Thr. program will start at 8:l. r > o'clock. Yaqui Has Tricks GAMES TODAY NATIONAL lEAG'UE yn ;i t St. l.niii<. a:nnrs sclu-in'i. AMERICAN 1<K \GUE RESULTS NATIONAL IEA.GUE lUishin. 7. riiilinli'l;ilii«, •">. Ili-niikli-ii. Hi; N.'u- York. Jl. I'iiirimiuti. 7; l'ili>tiur>;li. '•'•. Cliii'!ii;<>, 11: St. l.uiiis, in. AMERICAN L3A.GUE itosKiu, i-i; \ViishiiiKtoti, tv New York. 1H; I'liilndi'lpluii. Cli-viOniitl. t; Detroit. 2. St. l.miix ill fhicuK<>, "'old \v not to permit Johnny Cooney year-old outfielder group because an Phil Rizzuto replaced him at shortstop for New York Yankees, Frank Croselti, left, is Little Scooter's foremost well wisher and whispers wisdom. to join the active player RESULTS SATURDAY NATIONAL LEAGUE Hrooklyn, S-S: HosKm. 0-d. >Ii>\v York. 7: I'liiliulclphisi, 0. UiHoinnsjti, . r >-, I'itlsUvirirh, :i. C'hiciiKii-St. Louis, ixisUiuni'il. ruin. . AMERICAH LEAGUE Clf-vi'Tafr.l.. -: l>«'tn.ii. 1. ; NYw Vovk, "»; \V:iviiint:toti. 'J. Boston, T: rhilnili-lpliiti. -. Si, IjDiii^-Chii'ji^o. posl|ii)Tir(l. r:iii». part owner oi the club for which he played." The other purchasers were: Francis Ouimct of Wellesley. stock broker who formerly held the National Open and' Amateur gait championships; Max Meyer of Brooklyn, manufacturer and friend of Stengel; Joseph Con way oi Brookline. head of a sporting goods firm; J. W. Powdrell, Danielson. . Conn., textile manufacturer; Dr. I William Wrang, Middletown. Conn.. urgccn; Richard Hcvessy. Boston uto dealer; Joseph Maney, Guiclo ludo. Daniel Marr. Frank McCourt nd Louis Pereini, all Boston con- ractors. Landis Caused Sale The remaining 27 per cent ot he stock will be retained by Corner Gov Frank G. Allen. Leopold Feller's Career Started At i|65 A Month; Indians Lack/ Bill Lee, who collected $17,500 for having his ears pinned back last trip, probably got a compromise SI I.QUO from the Cubs through ids stubborn stand. Babe Phelps' illness made Mickey Owen's presence in the Brooklyn camp imperative, .but once he aw how things were going, Owen luickty reconsidered his announced decision to complete .personally that ditch on his Missouri farm. It wasn't half as hard to do business with Joe DiMaggio as it was in 1933. In the end, Catcher Harry Banning of the Giants even risked his ;ife in left field. Johnny Mize wasn't so violent once he saw the light. Cleveland did not give Roy Weatherly a two-year contract. John Lenli captured top honors in yesterday's blind bc^ey ^olf And at the outset there is sched- tournament at the ISlythevilU 1 "led a preliminary match, or the Country club, shooting an UJ-hole first on a double main event pro- .score of 80 to win low net honor.-; smm. if you wish, between Yaqui \vhen his 22-stroke hand:.-:ir; v.'.i.s Joe. the bet;t wrestler in these deducted, parts, and capable Eddie Malone Frank WhHworth day's low i'cor of Ireland. Both matches are billed over the . two out of three falls, 90-nrinuto time lirr-it distance, and the first match mfiv provid lllUl III'." ;i 79. »i"P sLn-!u.s Libove par ut the local links. High net honors fcr the day v.'cm to Bruce Ivv of Osceola. who shot 108. His total was 118 wh^n his :0-stro-'? handicap was added to the score. Pro Howard Wilcockson said interest was exneoted to iir:reasp Relax, Roys MILWAUKEE. April 21 (NEA —Ivy Griffin sends this word to players who fear a year in the army would ruin their basebal careers: iv-t them doubles, scored and stole two bases. Giants Finally Lose ' With one of the largest crowds— 56,314—ever to see a single game in the National League looking on, •the Brooklyn Dodgers snapped the New York Giants' five-game winning streak with a 10-9 triumph at the Polo Grounds. The Dodgers scored the winning run in the ninth when Babe Young fielded Dixie Walker's grounder and in •trying for a force play at second hit Alex Kampouris, racing from first to second, in the head. Mel Ott hit two homers and Harry Danning and Joe Orengo one each for 1 the Giants. I Homers by Lonnie "Prey and Harry Craft helped Cincinnati trim * Pittsburgh. 7-3. Babe Dahlgren's homer with a mate on base in the tenth gave the Boston Bees a 7-5 victory over the Phillies. A walk to Bill Nicholson, Rip Russell's single and Clyde McCullough's 'ly in the 10th enabled the Chicago Cubs to nose out the St. Louois Cardinals 11-10. "I was mustered out of the ar my in May, 191S. reported to At lanta, and was one of five wh tatted above .300 in the Souther Association that season." says th coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. BY IIA.RKY GllAYSON ' NEA Service Sports Editor For five years now, Cyril C. Ciapnicka has been peacocking urotmd as the discoverer of Robert William Andrew Feller. I attacked Cleveland's possession of Feller, was awarded $7500 in the LundLs decision which kept the wonder boy in Indian livery. Juggling and ttimgling Cleveland -'recommended" that This got Cyril Siapnlcka the job New Orleans offer and Fargo- us vice prudent and general man- 'Moorheacl accept $200 for Feller's a«er oi 'the Cleveland club. "Meanwhile, the man who found Lob Feller has lived in becoming modesty 'a few miles from young Teller's farm home in Iowa. He is Pat Donohue. who 30 years ago did considerable catching lor the. Athletics and Red Sox. Evans Bel'ricmled Ump ontrac It "recommended" that Feller "retire." It '-recommended" that he come to Cleveland, \vhere he was given employment b the club in its concession u It "recommended" him for semipro ball in and around Cleveland It "recommended" that he be Goulston. Boston lawyer, and tor- Cleveland obtained Feller gotten off the retired list " ner Rep. Joseph C. O'Conuell 01; oston. Sale of the. Bees leaves Adams, who several years ago turned over the Boston Bruins' hockey franchise to his son. Weston. with the Suffolk Downs i'nce track .xs his only remaining connection with professional sports. Baseball Commissioner K. M. Landis reportedly had asked Adams to choose between baseball and horse racing, but Adams has denied it. It also climaxed a five-year effort by Adams to interest new- capital in the Bees. of ments to be held each Sunday, although yesterdays turnout wr.> noi to expectations. When he saw how the wind was blowing, Ernie Lombard! moved, bum ankle and all. Ted Williams of the Red Sox :obbed up from nowhere . . made peace with the Boston baseball writers. And so it- went in every case save that of Henry Leiber. It is barely possible, of course, that owners formulaated a general policy in regard to the boys asking for more as war clouds gathered. If they didn't, they should have. There ought to be a law govern- in? grossly overpaid ball players •'u-ou^h Donohue's friendship with j after the Indians used him—os- the famous umpire i tensibly a New Orleans player "retired" from baseball—in an exhibition game with the Cardinals. It finally "recommended" that New cfdraft age bickering about terms at a time like this, if for no other reason than to protect their game against themselves. everything in i ho v , av of wrp^tline: that the sec- mr! is no' f>xpectnd to <umish. Yanui .Toe. the Mexico Indian who uses the drop toe-hold and pRsnrtmont nf dazzlhm leg holds _ and tri,ks that amaze Hie most weekly m _ the blind bogey tomna- unamfiz^ble mat fan. is one HIP most popular performers here. Mr-lone is nonular. too. but Eddie i likp<= to nlov roueh if he's in i f-nuble and therefore he'll be tin- j nnnnlar tonight. The fans like to see Yaqui use his tricks on much- house style foes and they'll be cheerine for him every time Malone becomes rough. Sinkey Is Tou^h Tii the main e venter. Sonnenberg will be mnkine his second apoear- <ince in Blytheville. Two weeks aeo 'no won the second and third falls with flying tackles into the midsection "of Roy Welch, after Roy bad surprised him in the opening f»ll by nishine from his corner find baneine the ex-champ with five lipad butts that gave Welch fall in two minutes. Sinkey seems to be hard to hurt CHAMPION billy Evans, whom Slapnicka succeeded as head cf the Indian's front office. Evans hat! befriended Donohue helpiri" him obtain employ- ! Orleans transfer him to Cleveland ' ' Zivic Siqns For May Title Bout uienii as a minor league umpire last in the American Association. Out STIDIIAM NAMESAKE OMAHA.—Johnny Knolla, the nation's leading ground gainer as :> Creishton University back last "all. 1-as signed to play pro football with the Pittsburgh Steelers. :ut mav become a marine officer. Coaches' Reunion At Notre Dame NOTRE DAME, April 21. (NEA) —Former Michigan State College assistant coaches will stage a reunion when Notre Dame opens its football season against Arizona of professional baseball, Donohue umpired semi-pro and • games in and around Des wnere he resides. Then, one early July afternoon in Iy35. he saw Robert William Andrew Feller. The eld backstop's eyes popped right out oi" his head, and when he ^ot them back in place, he sat down and wrote Evans a letter. ••Here." it read, "is the greatest pitcher since Walter Johnson." Evaiu sent Slapnika, then a jLJOUt to Van Meter to sign the 1 tj-year-old phenomenon. This the one-time pitcher did for $35 a month. here. Sept, 27. T j ul wiiiS tl n Slapnika had to do Frank Leahy, new Irish mentor.. w - th clcvellincl landing Feller, assisted Jimmy Crowley at East j £ Vet -ybody knew about Feller Lansing in 1932. Mike Casteel of . Vvhcn a tew wecks uuer. pitching for $1500. While officially belonging to those outfits. Feller never saw Fargo-Moorhead or New Orleans. He struck out batters right and left for the semi - professional Rosenblums of Cleveland instead. The Yankees and Red Sox were prepared to pay $100.000 or more for Feller's signature. So despite all of Cyril Slap- nika's juggling and bungling. Bob Feller, the pitching genius first- recognized by old Pat Donchue. stayed with the Cleveland club. with a'flying tackle, and the former Dartmouth college fill-American football player will be forced to hit hard and often if the flying tackle is to work on the big Blytheville barber-wrestler. Tickets will be on sale at the Greyhound Bus Station until 6 NEWARK. N. J.. April 21. <UP)— o'clock, when they will go on sale Yale Will Yell NEW HAVEN. April 21 iNEA) Yale University will have to get a new mascot when Ducky Pond, ormer Eli football coach, leaves to take up his new assignment ,U Bates College. Handsome Can. famed symbol of Blue ten- .iciousness. is Pond's bulldog :.nd will depart for Lewiston. Ie.. with him. Arizona was a Spartan assistant, for 15 years. No Flamingos? INGEWOOD. Calif.. April 21. ,NEA>— The Hollywood Turf Club snatched scenic ideas from Hialeah ^ ^ ^ ^.^ ^ ^.^ leadim for the Farmers' Union team of Iowa in the national amateur tournament in Dayton. O.. the plowboy struck out 18 in one game and 21 in another. What Slapnika did was almost ti> lose Feller. a.s general Pirate Drafted PITTSBURGH. April 21. (UP) — Oadis Swigart, rookie pitcher, today became the I'irst man on the Pittsburgh Pirate roster to be drafted. Swigart. 25. has been ordered to report to his local draft board at Archie. Mo., for induction into the army May 1. Signing of Freddie (Red) Cochrane remained the last detail today for a 15-round title bout with Welterweight Champion Fritzie Zivic of Pittsburgh on May 26 at the Newark armory. 1 Promoter Tom Culnan. staging; the bout in conjunction with Mike j Jacobs, said he has Jacobs' assurance that if the match draws well, he will cooperate and stage more fights at Ruppert Stadium here this summer. Details of the bout, according to Culnan. were settled Saturday at Jacobs' New York offices with Zivic, Luke Carney, his manager. Culnan, Jacobs. Abe Greene. New- Jersey's one-man boxing commission, and Sol Strauss. Jacobs' lawyer, present. at the Hut. Read Courier News want ads. K E Y S T 0 N Field & Bulk GARDEN SEEDS FARY CLICKS PURINA FEEDS POULTRY LK.AshenftCo Park The sparkles fiv lake 300000juntos. 100.000 have built a better ca<e levunng marigolds: 50.000 verbenas, 20G0 i "^^^^^^V^ied " gladiolus and - ^_\^*'' 1 ' \ nnrirr thp sancllot rule in voctie Play Ball! So What? Ruth Fishes m vogtie a t the lime. Slapnika. as a repre- SHEKIDAN UIDKS AGAIN \ scntative of the Cleveland club, FT. RILEY. Kans. — Ben Sheri- ' had no right to •ii;?n Feller - . . dan 'former Notre Dame halfback, even to a contract of the F.V.--O- ' was assigned, appropriately enough. , Alocrhead club of the Northern to the cavalry upon arrival at the League. That is why the Des Mo.r • club of the Western League, which CHALKED OX'S CHANCE • C - ANGELES — Challedon can top the record earnings of Sea- biscuit by winning all the seven Dig races he Is expected to enter this season. .irmy camp here. BLUE RIBBON Tractors & Equipment ALL GUARANTEED DELTA Implements, Inc. 112 E. Main PER WSEK \ REC'ORD MAKING T1KK AT RECORB MAKING TERMS. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Walnut {'hone Alt Let Us Repair Your Wreck Expert Body and Refinishing:— All Work Guaranteed Jack's Body & Paint Shop Southern's Place Hv. 61. Stcclc, Mo., WRESTLING GUS SONNENBERG vs. CHAS. SINKEY EDDIE MALONE vs. YAQU! JOE 90 Minute Time Limit 2 ««'• »f :i :>>Ka " s AMERICAN LEGION HUT—8:15 P. M. FEATS^POWER t ACU PONY R16ERGMLOPE0 33 At Stud RSD ML-DONALD HARE Reg. NO. 1350.3 S-gaited Combination Harness Stallion will This Uecistcrcci 5-gaUrd ( omhinaiion iiumcsa oL.tniiiii «••• make 1941 season at Hlytheville Fairgrounds. For fees, bookings, or information write W. !,. TATE. Blytheville, Ark. "What's Babe Ruth doing as another baseball season gets under way? Just what everybody else would like to be doing. The old home run king cools off after making nice catch of trout in Little Float brook, ~ " . ii_ainesville, N. J. NEW AUCTION BARN BLYTHEVILLE AUCTION CO. Located Yz Mile East of Blytheville On A rmorel Road BRING US YOUR CATTLE AND HOGS! GET OUR PRICE ON OF ALL KINDS Also . sale. states. .--. bring your feeders and fat stock to our We will have buvers from several different Sales Every Wednesday Starting at 10 A. M. UICIAN GAINES ALL VARIETIES OF SEED CORN DPL NO 12 REGISTERED COTTON SEED FUNKS HYBRID SEED CORN (We Recommend Funks No. 2-1-1) .SOYBEANS OF ALL KINDS NEW and USED HORSE DRftWN NEW & USED FARMALL TRACTORS AND EQUIPMENT ALL"KINDS OF FARM HARDWARE Lee Wilson & Co. ARMOREL, ARK.

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