The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1939 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 19, 1939
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1939 BLYTHEVILLE (ARKi) COURIER NEWS LUUI Sinkey Is | nnn Subdued By Veteran Pitcher Made Outstanding Comeback Of 1939 Campaign By GEOlUiE KIIIKSUY United Press Staff Corresyonilont NEW YORK, Dec. 19. — mnky. gray-haired Robert biases Grove, who'll be -10 on March 0, was the greatest pitcher In the American League last season, according to the official averages released today. Given up lor through late in the 1933 season because of a "dead aim." Grove made the outstanding comeback of the 1930 season. The Red Sox southpaw led the regular pitchers in earned rims «'itli an average of 2.51 for 23 games and was fourth in the won and lost Mat Pair Two good little men ore better than one good big man. "Bulldog" Mallory otid Floyd Byrd proved this when they ganged up on Charles Sinkey In a special "two- agalnsl-ono" mulch at the Legion arena last night. After losing the first fall to Sinkey the pair took the second antl ihird falls to win the decision over the giant MissUsipplan Sinkey scored early, first flooring Mallory in ten minutes with body slams then disposing of Byrd in another five minutes with the snmc method. Mallory and Byrct succeeded In downing Sinkey in 19 nilniilrs of rough wrestling to take the second, then with a step-over toe hold captured the third fall to conclude llic match. In a curtain raiser "Lcfly" i'acer of Chicago swept both falls from "Torchy" Smith, winning the first i i)12 minutes with a surfboard and column with 15 victories and 4 rle- Die second in the same time with feats for a percentage of .789. It was the ninth time In 15 years In the American League Grove has led the pitchers with the lowest earned run average, and the seventh time he has allowed less than three earned runs per nine inning game. Since he started with the Athletics in 1925 Grove has won 286 games, more than any other pitcher still active in the big show, and pitched 285 complete game- 1 ;. Ted Lyons, White Sox right- hander who'll be 40 Dee. 28, finished second to Grove among pitchers who worked In 10 or more complete games, with an earned run average of 2.76. The While Sox knuckle-ball ace, pitching his nth season with Chicago, won 14 and lost e for a .700 winning pcrcenlagc. Bob Feller, Cleveland's young fire-bailer who mis two years old when Grove started his baseball career wilh the Baltimore Orioles in 1920, finished third In earned runs wilh a record of 2.85. With a record of 24 victories and D losses, Feller led the league in most games won and finished seventh in percentage wilh .727. Feller copped the strike-out crown with 24G, ami tied with Red Ruffing. Yankee ace, for the most shutouts, each with four. He also lied Ruffing for the most complete games, each with 24. Feller turned in two 1-hit games, three 3-hllters ami two 4-hitters for the best record of low hit games. On the other side o[ the fence, Feller walked the most men, 142, and unfurled the most wild pitches, 14. Vcrnon Kennedy, pitching for both the Tigers and Browns, lost (he most games, 20, while winning nine. Lee Ross, Athletics, was knocked out of the box, the great- est'number of times, 22. High man in earned runs was Jake Wade, Red Sox, wilh a record of 7.45 in 24 games. There \vere only four 3P-game winners. Besides Feller, they were Red Ruffing, with 21 and 1, Emil Leonard, Washington, with 20 and 8, and Buck Newsom, Tigers, with 20 nnd 11. It was the fourth straight 3'ear Ruffing lias won 20 or more games. By beating the Tigers May 25 he scored his 200th major league victory, becoming the fifth pitcher still active in the big show who's reached that total. Marlus Russo, young Yankee southpau', had an earned run average of 2.41, slightly lower than Grove's but he didn't participate in enougli games to merit considera- body slam and body pin. Today's Sport Parade By HENRY McLEMOItE ABILENE, Tex., Deo. 19 (UP)— With its team unbeaten, untied and unscored upon, the Tennessee Athletic Association must have decided it had to be "un" something or other. Alter what must have taken considerable thought It evidently hit upon being un-gracious. The first move in this direction was to (ell tile members of the band, who bad pulled nnd huffed whenever called upon throughout the season, that they weren't going to be taken to the Rose Bowl and could stay at home and practice some new times to cheer the Uam come next fcotbaii season. Having gladdened the hearts of these young men who naturally didn't want a free trip to California, with all its upsetting excitement and Inn, the association went to work on the football team itself. At last report the budget toys Three Extra Periods Fail To Decide Thrilling Girls Game Hubbtml Hardware niukey-Dlnks chalked up their second straight victory of the season by crushing Osceola, 44-10, here lust uluht, nnd went Into temporary possession of first place In the Mississippi Eiglitcen Game Slate Includes Every Major Team In County JOlNEH, Doc. 18.—The Shnwncc Indian cagers will face, every mnjor team in Mississippi County during the coming season, Coach James A, Puckett disclosed In releasing the IS-giune schedule. With the exception of Ulylhevllle which hns only n boys' teiim. double headers featuring both boys nnd ho ulavwl , rn- In the second luilf of (lie riou- 1 nnd away ble header Blythevilie and Osce- o!n girls battled to n 15-15 dogfall, three extra pericds falling to decide a winner. Dapper Dan Wurrlnglon, elongated forward, was the big Bun In the llnbbnrd victory. Looping field goals from every angle, Dnnny scored 20 points for a new season high score In a single game. The Rinks' score also was the highest, total of the young campaign. On the very first piny the Maroon and White star served notice that lie ivas right by sinking n beauty. His mates caught the tip nnd fed him the ball on every opportunity. Despite the loss of last year's high scorers. Eiulle Croxtoi), center. J. o. Pounds, forward, nnd Phillip Sallba, guard. Coach I'uckcll said Indications point (o n fairly good boys' quintet, Joe Snllbn, hiilf- plul forward, and N. H. Ilosey, guurd, j'ciumiiiif regulars. Inv teamed well with Billy Wade, Carlos Hoddock. ami Lewis Kalph, '3f reserves iind k'tleniicu. The ulr ehlc-.t admitted that 'they looke pretty good Iu .17-15, but not Luxora Invitation tonrnnincnt, although they won the championship. Tlie [U-onp lacks polish and swamping Dyess so Rood in tin That Danny came thiwh is sv: forcibly reflected in the box score. bc scoring punch and rough spols inns' up before being con . ,, "Wild Bill" Godwin, Wnrrlnnlon's ' • si(lcl ' ct1 " contender for the count running mate on the Chick quln- '"!<' (iislricl ' u ">- , „ let and high point in the first , ," le reinall «l"' of the schedu! game, was runner-up with four field goals. Jack Jenkins, another former member of the tribe, was third with seven. Suggs Kelser turned ill n-strong floor game. Minus their sparkplug, Buster Ramsey, the Osccolans never could generate much offense. Hut, with Warrington, cl. al., iu such line form, it Is doubtful that even Ramsey could have materially effected the final result. Aycrs tallied' only i Feb. 1G, Blylhevilic"'(luniicV-'"'Fe'b four [ioinls io lead his lenm In -- - • scoring. itink Manager Marshall Blackard substituted freely but the points continued to role up. On the oilier hand, Melvln Lnnldes, Osceola leader, tried frantically to find a winning combination but had no luck. follows: Dec. to. Marion (home); Jan. :i, Marlon (there); Jan. 5, West Mem phis (home); Jan, o, Manll' (there); Jnn. 12, lilythcville ((hero) Jan. Iti, Luxora (home); Jan. ID Blackwater (home); Jan. 23, Ty- ronzn (home); Jnn. 2ti, Uye.S! (there); Jnn. 30. MniilJn Uioine); Feb. 2, Wilson (there); Pub! " C. Blackwatcr (there); I'd). 0, Tyron(there); K'b. l.'l. Luxora (there); had pared clown the number of The lassies staged a great de- players who were going to be taken tensive battle in the nightcap. to only about 36. Of course, this There was little to chocse between report came to me several days 'he two, although the local girls ago before I got lost in Tex;,s nnd held a lead most, of the way. it may be now that only ten men I Trailing 12-G at the start of the are going to lie taken, with the! fourth period, Osceola staged a Idea that Coach Bob Hcyland can i stirring rally to knot the count pay for his faro by playing eleventh position. the 'with seconds remaining. Tall Jack t ie Little, who belies her name, Bullets not express any opinion,'provided the tying margin with one vvay or the other, about the a beautiful long shot. Neither team Tennessee Athletic Association.' was able to score' in three one After all, it's their tnvn affair and ' minute periods so the gome was it makes me fighting mad to see a declared a tie. sports writer expressing his opinion of somebody else's business. I Little helped herself to scoring honors ivitli eight points—two field can't help but feel, however, that; E»nls and four charity chunks. Juanita Grimes. Blythevilie lor- bass horn for lour years and then [ward, was but a step behind w.ith didn't get the trip Bowl, I would the to nose make worked only nine complete games, winning eight and losing three. Pitching in the American Leagus was slightly better than in 1938, with the earned run average for the entire circuit 4.59 compared to 4.79 a year ago. somebody the largest brass necktie he had ever word. But enough of this. Let me tell you of the great migration west by Tennessceans. Even if ciily the 10 players get, there on New Year's Day, th'e Volunteers won't Driving toward days is just like moving with a great caravan. Every car has a lack for support, California these i seven points. The lineups: GIRLS Blylhcvillc US) Pos. Ccchran 5 S. Tnimble 1 J. Grimes 7 McClcan W. Grimes Hucy Substitutions: P P P G G G Osccoin (15) Clinton 0 Little 8 Hull 1 Dralchcr Criddlc Johnson 20. Reiser (there); Feb. 23, Oscc- olu (home). , County Tournament. In recent laboratory "smoking bowl" tests, Prince Albert burned packed with Tennessee rooters. '- Trumblc. Referee—J. BOYS Blylliev.illc (44) Pos. i Purtle (Blythcvllle) — B. They make bets on the Volun- l Wa . rr »'B'°» leers against the Southern Galifornia Trojans at every filling sta- . „ c ' " ur , " n " s cy F F C O G tiou. Every time I stopped for gas , " s cy ^ G today I'd hop out ami get Ink Ta ' S '"f ' l " ll ° H "^ W. Purtle. Ojccola (10) Chisenhall 2 Clinton 2 . Wilson Ayres 'I Browning llion Iho average of tho 30 . other of (lie largest-sailing brnmls tested...COOLEST' of nil! "Makin's" smokers go for Prince Albert's RICH- DODIED TASTE, ripo goodness of bctlcr tnbaccoa, "no-bilo" (rented, Thnt famous RA. "crimp cut" rolls faster, handles ois/'er, slays put. Try P. A. ° 0fl " (8 ' But Lightweight Champ To Make Jenkins . Await His Turn . , , dm « • ""tert, Farley. (Osceoa) - Ed rin B ton. ms (2) ' ' " ="• hot argument over the game. When I adjusted by motoring goggles and , dusted off my linen duster at yes- ' tcrday's last stop. 1 realized that. „ .... ,.. I had risked 512 of my Santa Nor "" > " Mc " k _ Mos ' c i'' Anita nest egg on the Trojans. Against my will, too. because I like Tenncsse to win the game. But 1 couldn't resist the points the boys were giving. They cer- m - Jcllk!ns Pace, NEW YORK. Dec. 19. (UP) — Hymic Cnplin headed for Ihe boxing commission today with a $1,500 forfeit check and a challenge for Lightweight Champion Lou Ambers to meet his new knockout sensation. Lew Jeiikim of Texas. Manager Caplin and Promoter j Mike Jacobs of the 20th Century Club regard Jenkins the otilstand- ing lightweight challenger by virtue of his knockout victory Friday night over Billy Marquart of Canada. However, their enthusiasm tor Jenkins is not shared by Cham- j following with his strong mctro- pioii Ambers nor his manager, Al I polltnn victories and his grand Friday tainly love their team. One fat fellow poked his head from a trailer and gave me the Trojans and seven points as I adjusted the spark rachet of my machine and scorched past him on a hill. You just can't beat these Saxon roadsters. Tomorrow, when I resume travel with the great Tennessee trek 1 AM NOT GOING TO BE SO FREE WITH MY MONEY. A team that is so seriously bent on its task that It can't bear the frivolity of band music, and Is so confident lhat it is only taking n small squad, is mighty hard lo bet agulust. Try One of Our Delicious HOT PIT HARBECUE SANDWICHES Ole Hickory Inn Across from High Kcliool THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE Wcill. Rotund Weill says, "Lissen, they's three other lightweights Just as good as Jenkins: Sammy Angoll, Davey Day and Pcie Lello. Let Jenkins get into an elimination with them, an' Ambers'll fight the winner. Ambers al\va>s had lo go through eliminations, an' Jenkins ain't no bcllcr'n him." Since the time limit for Ambers to make a crown defense does not expire nr.til March 22. the commission was expected to reject the Jenkins' check and challenge. Despite this seeming impasse, it ts quite likely that Al Weill desires a title tilt between Champion Lou and Challenger Lew. These pug pilots often operate like diplomats or women. They mean "yes" when j ploti Joey Archibald, tliey say "no." and vice versa. No one knows better than Weill' At the age of one year, the av- that Jenkins would draw more erage vocabulary contains seven . money with Ambers than any other words. lightweight. The hard-hitting Texan has built up a great New York showing al the Garden night. An Ambers-Jenkins match would sell out the Garden with SI 1.50 tops. Because this match is red hot. Weill apparently believes that he can Jimmy n big guarantee out of Promoter Jacobs, just us Weill did back in '37 when he got more than $70,000 for Ambers to defend his title against Pebro Montanez In the outdoor Carnival of Champions. Weill is In position to maneuver for guarantees. He has the largest and busiest stable of scrappers in the world. His boys Include Arturo Godoy of Chile .who fights Joe Louis for the heavyweight crown on Feb. 9, and featherweight chain' iilsm T.-WII' A »->tli!l*n).J Now Located iU 101 North Second ADDING MACHINE & TYPEWRITER SERVICE BUREAU ' DON F.DWAKDS, Proprietor All Makes of Rebuilt Typewriters, AdOIng Machines Calculators— Rcjalrinj;—Fart»—Klbboni WASHED WAXOLIZED DUST-TRERTED CORRECTLY SIZED Phone 76 PAGE "FIVE; ri Any Gift From Hughes Means a Merry Christmas ' Open Evenings 'Till Christmas For "HIM" * * * ,. ' If you give ii ninii n suit for Christmas you want to make sure that it is n suit with a reputation. . . . 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