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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1941 Reds' Foes Weep As Vander Meer Regains Form r Cincinnati Hurler Grants Cubs Four Hits, Blanks Them Jimmy Luii.sford, Biyiheville hc-rtvyweight boxing star who has won two professional bouts here this month .since turning pro, ha.s the mumps it was learned today. . . , , , Lunsford's jaw was swollen Mon- XKW YORK, April 23. (UP)—National league? contend- day and he thou{j . ht hc musl have By GEOUGH KIKKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent Jimmy Lunsford ill With Mumps -Out For Week The Brush Off UMP MAK£=S UP H£'LL tiA TH£ GAME ON ACCOUNT OF Sports Carnival Draws 3,000 At Utah University Baseball Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE \V er< read (he Cincinnati Reds' box score from \Vngley Field today and wept. The sad news was that -Johnny V under Meer definitely has reached the top of the hill in his struggle to come-back. Already loaded with the league's top ''big three' in DerringerC Walters ami Thompson, the Reds now have Vander Meer as a fourth ace. Th<j only worse news for the Dodgers, Cardinals and oilier pretenders to the National league throne would he for Monte Pearson, the former Yankee, to turn in a winning effort. Meanwhile. Vander Meer'.s su-* ' perlative effort is bad news enough. The Cincinnati southpaw held the Cubs to four hits and blanked them, 1-0. His blazing fast ball resulted in 12 strikeouts. Most encouraging note about his performance was that he showed definitely that he has curbed his wildness to a marked extent. Hc Issued only three passes. Brown Goes to Docljfcrs Vander Meed had to pitch under pressure all the way because Big Bill Lee also did a great job, allowing the Reds only five hits. Cincinnati scored its lone tally in •the sixth oh Lonnie Prey's infield hit. two wild pitches by Lee and Ival Goodman's single. The triumph was the third straight for the Reds who lost their first four starts. To help strengthen their piteh'"hg staff En an effort to •/natch the Reds' collection of ni flies, Brooklyn yesterday bought Mace Brown from the •Pittsburgh Pirates for §20,000 in cosh. Brown, who ivoti 10 and lost f) last year, will he used for relief. Dolf Camilli's homer and single drove in five runs and the Dodgers beat the league-leading Giants. 74. Hugh Casey gave the Giants seven hits -while the Dodders been hit hard when he fought Cow boy Fred Greggs at the Legion Hut Friday night. Today it was found that he had the mumps. He has been ordered to stay in bed for at least a week. Tiie boxer may possibly begin light workouts in another week, his manager. Joe Craig, said today. AMERICAN LEAGUE \v YESTERDAY'S RESULTS NATIONAL LEAGUE Ui-.mklyn. 7; N>w York. .{ l'!iiliiili''!|ilii:i, <'.: I'.oMnn. -I (It in.) {'ilH-illHilti, I '. CllicHL'". II. Si. Louis. i>: l'iit>l»iiiTli. s (I- '"•) AMERICAN LEAGUE GAMES TODAY NATIONAL LEAGUE ('iiii-iiiiuui :il (,'liir:ii;<i. Ncu- Yiu-k :ii HoMon. rapped Cliff Melton and Paul Dean for 12. The other two national league games were knock-down-and-drag- out extra-inning affairs. Scoring three in the ninth to tie. the Cardinals staged a two run rally in the 12th to win. 9-8, from the Pirates who had scored one in their half of that, inning. Terry Moore's double tied it and Country Slaughter's hit off Arky Vaughan's glove drove in the winning run. The Phillies went 14 innings to break their 6-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the Bees. Joe Marty's single drove in one' run in the 14th and Jim Tobin walked the other one home. Bifl Dietrich. bespectacled White Sox pitcher who beat Bob Feller on opening day. flirted with a no-hit game against Detroit but with one out in the ninth Hank Green- bsrg- singled to break the charm. Then Rudy York followed with a homer. Those were the only hits off Dietrich who scored his setond victory, I'illsliiu'cli ul St. Louis, AMERICAN LEAGUE riiir;i:;t> :»l Detroit. Si. Louis ;it ('lfv.>l:tml. :it Chapman To Army Induction Center GREENWICH, Conn.. April 23 CUP) — Dick Chapman, national amateur golf champion, leaves with the next contingent of army draftees for physical examination at the Hartford. Conn.. induction center, it was disclosed today. Chapman, who resigned as assistant athletic director of the Southeast Air corps training center at Maxwell Field. Ala., after disputes with his local draft board regarding his status, reported to the draft authorities here today. He said physicians at Walter Reed hospital at Washington, D. C., had found him unfit for military service and if the Hartford BY HARRY CRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor It's good to see Charles Henry Root getting the upstarts out I again, and within such easy strik- 1V| - ! ing distance of the 200 club. Old Charley Root won his 194th game for the Chicago Cubs when hc ruined the St. Louis Cardinals' opener, so should crash the major league's exclusive 200 club this season with considerable to spare. Outside of one campaign—way back in 1927. Root has not been as brilliant as for of the five active members of the 200 Club, but he would be a remarkable addition to the splendid organization if for no other reason than that he would be the oldest. Root is 42. He broke into organized baseball in 1921, the year Dempsey fought Carpentier. Robert Moses Grove Is 41. Ted Lyons and Fred Fitzsimmons are 40. Carl Hubbell is 39. Red Ruffing 3(J. Talk of Root always recalls George Harold Sisler's worst blunder and the fact that the fine right-hander owes . his start in the big show to Ote Crandall, who was called Dor because he doctored up so many games ;oi- the Giants of John McGraw as a relief worker and pinch-hitter. * $ * George Sisler. who had just taken over the management of the Browns, in southern California for his* health, saw George Lyons pitch and Tony Rego catch a game Jor Los Angeles. Sisler decided George Lyons and Chicks To District Track Meet Friday Service Teams Will Compete In Perm Relays; 3,000 Enter BY OSCAR FRALEY United Press Staff Correspondent PHILADELPHIA. April 23 (UP) The University of Maryland's tiny track, team from down Baltimore way is listed for the first time this year among the favorites in the 47th annual Penn Relay carnival to be held on Franklin Field April 25-26. The Terrapins were as astonished as the rest of the sports world last spring when, unheralded and unsung, they carried off Rego would help the Browns gave the Pacific Coast League en- set a new record in the recent Texas Relays by covering the four quarters in 3:15.4. This is the fastest mile relay time of the year. Pittsburgh, which held the Penn title in 1938 and 1939 on the strength of "Lon^ John" Woodruff's legs, has filed one of the largest entries. Other teams entered include New Hampshire, N.Y.U., Columbia. C.C.N.Y., Yale. Princeton. Cornell, Georgetown. Navy. Fordham, Michigan State Wayne ot Detroit. Virginia. Rochester, New Hamp- BY MURRAY M. MOTJHl United Tress Staff Correspondent PROVO, Utah, April 23 <UP; ~More than 3000 young athletes and trimly-attired high school girls are expected here Friday and Saturday 10 attend the 31st annual Brigham Young University invitational track and field meet and relay carnival. The carnival is the largest of its kind in the Inter-mountain West and one of the largest in I in* nation. Indivials and teams from high .schools and junior colleges through out Utah and from neighboring .states—Idaho, Colorado and Eastern Nevada—have been invited to participate. Whrn .started 31 years ago, the 'i carnival was just a track and field meet. But it ha.s changed each year. 1'ostnre Parade Colorful The 1941 carnival ,not only will feature ordinary track and field events but will present a grand posture parade for high school and junior high school girls, a dancing contest, tennis meet and special exhibition events. Events will be held in the university stadium — Cougar Field — and will be directed by Ecldio ! Kimball. head of the university athletic department. Medals will be presented to 72 champions in track ami field events. There will be separate competitions for junior high schools two divisions cf high schools and for junior colleges. "Because of the numerous preliminaries and races, the track will be busy with a contest every five I minutes," Kimball said. j Most spectacular event on the program will be the posture contests for high school •rifls. With an especially optimistic outlook in the running events, Blytheville's Chicks will compete Friday in the annual district track meet ai Jonesboro against Piggott and Nettleton. Eleven Chicks, two managers, "Athletic Director" Pop Mosley and Coaches Mitchell Best ann Joe Dilciy will make the jaunt to Jonesboro. iqtiadmen making the trip will*— — be Monk Mosley, Sonny Lloyd, George Trusty, Leroy Ross, Bobby Walden, Bo Coppedge, Hershel Ee.sharse, Edgar Cain, J. T. Victor, Carlos Deal and Hugh Dozier. Students Managers Clyde Perry and Theodore Wahl will complete the group. Blytheville's first 1941 track Lloyd." competition two weeks ago resulted in a victory in the invitational meet .sponsored by Arkansas State college at Jonesboro. The Chicks •won first place by a narrow margin over Piggott, 58 to 55'•!• points. It appears that Piggott will be the team to beat Friday, and the meet Is expected to narrow down to a dual meet between Piggott and Blytheville. with Nettleton acting as pacemaker as Newport did in the invitational competition. Trusty is III George Trusty has been ill with malaria and had a chill yesterday afternoon. Coach Best is counting heavily on Trusty, with Mosley. Lloyd and Ross in the running- events. It Is possible that hc will be able to compete, but if the chilly, rainy weather continues he may remain at home and the Chicks, will have a tough day ahead of them. Winners of first and second .places in the district meet are eligible for competition in the state j track meet to be held in Little j Rock next week-end. May 2 and 3. j For this reason, the Chicks will be j striving to gain as many entries as possible, and certainly the re- j la teams, favored to win the state ! track victories, will be the team to beat next week and the Chicks will have to have many entries to come close to the champions. How They'll Run Here's the lineup for the Chicks Friday: 100-yard dash — Mosley and 220-yard dash — Mosley and Lloyd. * 440-yard dash — Ross, Trusty and Deal. 880-yard run — Victory and Coppedge. 880-yard relay — Trusty, Ross, Mosley and Lloyd. Mile relay.— Walden, Deal, Ross and Trusty. Mile medley — Cain, Coppedge, Dozier, Victory. Hurdles — Walden, Besharse. Dozier. Pole Vault — Cain, Besharse. High jump — Besharse, Ross, Dozier. Broad jump — Lloyd, Walden, Dozier. Javelin — Coppedge, Walden. Discus and shot — Coppedge, Walclen, Lloyd. "Regurgitated' Milk Pigeon's milk, 2 light-colored fluid produced in the crops of parent mourning doves, is re- gugitated and fed to the young birds before they leave the nest. three American championships 'at - • John's of Brooklyn, the two-day extravaganza to win the carnival title. Jimmy Kehoe and Mason Chronister—two big reasons for Maryland's viitories in the distance medley, two-mile relay and four- mile relay—are gone this year. Bub the Terrapins are back with strong try Root. Cedric Durst, Wayne I replacements and a new conn- Wright and Josh Billing for the dence. and hope again to carry off battery. Durst performed well in j ma j 0 r honors, the American League, is still active as playing pilot of the San Diego Coasters. George Lyons ana Rego quickly dropped out of sight. Root was 25. had been in professional baseball three years when 1 examination results in the same diagnosis he will re-assume his post at Maxwell Field. Rules require each team to wear similar garb—usually \vhite skirts and gaily colored blouses—as they march into the stadium. Officials believe 20 teams will be entered, each composed of 35 girls. Winner to Be Secret Each team will be judged and a winner decided — but the team members will never know the winner. The judges will give their decisions only to the coaches of the various posture teams — and iden- to all crown in that division, will almost clinch a first or second Friday without even running hard. Little Rock, with 83 consecutive HAY PRESS BLOCKS 85c each Bale Ties DELTA IMP., Inc. Barons Finally Use One Hurler Lsster McCrabb. a rookie pitcher from Toronto, tossed three home run balls to the Yanks but recovered has balance and wem on to pitch the Athletics to a 6-5 victory over New York. Of the six hits he allowed thrcr were homers by Bill Dickey. Charlie Keller and Tommy Henrich. Benny McCoy broke into the Philadelphia lineup and got loin- for five. Elckn Auker. who beat the Tn- President retariss both were named John — John Hay and John Nicolay. dians five times last season, continued his mastery over them and pitched lh* Browns to a G-3 triumph. He allowed only eight scattered hits. The Washington Senators hammered out H hits and handed the league-leading Red Sox their second straight setback. 12 to 5. Doc Cramer sot four singles. Entries to Exceed 3,000 One of the largest fields in the 47-year history of the meet has Graceful Gophers Swing It he checked in at the Los Angeles camp. The first day his speed made the eyes of all. including Crandall. Lincoln's private sec- i pop out. He was cautioned to take ' things easy, but he possessed a rubber arm and was swift even when he was not bearing down. Root continued to throw the hard one until Crandall suspected he didn't have a hook. Easing up to him one day. Doc asked him "how he held his curve. It was Doc's way of helping a young pitcher. "Well. I hold mine this way." Crandall told Root. "Why don't you try it this way?" Root did. and that afternoon threw jughandle curves. Root, who had spent an entire season with the Browns, went to Los Angeles without, a curve. He also, developed r. change of pace on the golden slope. Pie won 36 games for Los Angeles in two years, bagged 18 for the Cubs in" '26 and had an earned run uvorage of 2.82. He led the National league with 2G victories in '27. when he also got in more games than any other flinger—48. and worked more innings—309. He helped the Cubs to four pennants —in '29-?.2-'35- - 3S been lined up. bringing more than 3000 competitors to Franklin Field from all sections of the nation. This year there will be no snreial event—.such as a mile race of the ranking club runners. Penn had enough of lhat tost year when Walt Mehl of Wisconsin "nosed out" his former teammate. Chuck Fenske. in a slow 4:25 mile. A new attraction is a one-mile relay race for service teams. Entries have been received from Langley Field. Va.; Aberdeen. Mel., Proving Grounds; Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Fort Meade: Indiantown Gap. Pa., and Fort Ontario. Duke, which participated in the Drake Relays last year, has nominated eight men for the Penn carnival. Three of them are Southern Conference champions. They are Dick Lewis, in the javelin; Steve Lach, shotpul and John Mania, discus. Indiana Sends Stars Indiana. 1937 relay champion. with the team that included Tommy Deckard and Don Lash, has entered a complete team. Entrants include Campbell Kane. Western Conference mile champion. and Archie Harris, conference .shot and discus titlist. Indiana also competed at, Drake in 1940. Coming the longest distance to BY UNITED PRESS .For the first time this season, Birmingham fans looked at the box score of their Barons today and saw the name of only one pitcher. Paul Gchrman turned the trick, going the full nine innings as Birmingham defeated Orleans 6 to 3. It was the first time this year that a Baron pitcher has finished Take To The Air IN A when he started. In Nashville Big Les Fleming continued his murderous slugging, hitting a three-run homer, his 10th of the season, two doubles and two singles to account for the Vol's 11 to 3 victory over Knoxvilie. BooLs Potfenberger went the route for the Dixie champions. Tatum also hit a homer for Nashville. Atlanta dropped its second game of the year when a 9th inning rally fell short and Chattanooga won from the Crackers 8 to 7, evening their series at one each. The Memphis-Little Rock game was rained out. The same teams play again today. tical awards will be made the youthful participants. Track and field events will be featured by the appearance of several nationally-known track stars. who will run exhibition races. Last year Greg Rice, exhibited his form, cwo years ago the guests were Earl Sefton and Earl Meadows, pole vaulters from University of Southern California. The carnival was started in 1911 by E. L. Roberts, who then headed . the athletic department of the New I Mormon-founded university. Later the direction was taken over by ( G. Ott Romney. For the last four years, it has been in charge of Charles Evans, but Evans this year was in New York studying for an advanced degree under a leave of absence and he turned over his job to Kimball. CURLEE SUIT! Wood In Meet NEW YORK. April 23 <UP> — Craig Wood, winner of the Augusta Masters golf championship, has accepted an invitation to the fourth annual S5000 GoocIaU Golf tournament. May 22-25 at the Fresh Meadow Country Club, it was announced today. Wood, the first entrant in a field of 15. finished last a year ago and was runner-up to Harry Cooper in 1939. ret. Charley Root, still going strong > cimpete is George Pepperdine College of Los Angelo. It-s relay team recently conquered Southern California in a two mile race. North Texas State Teachers Col- which gave the Rideout twins has the same message as the five active members of the 200 club. t i-: Wo'.k hard and intelligently- and live wholesomely. Batting Leaders BY UNITED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Pl.iycr, Club G AB R H Tr:ivis. \V:)sliini:i<m T -*'» -1 l:"> J. ))iMai:u'i". N. V. '.> :it> M l:> 11. I>iM:ii:ci... Ho-. 7 •_'!> i> i:t I'rntim. Hoslim 7 -~ S> '- .si^Ucrt. 1'liilii. s :'.(> S NATIONAL LEAGUE Player. Club SV. roofer. ^ ('vfifi. (.'mnti Ov.-cn. Brooklyn t'n'>|>i. St. l.oiiis KI it'll. I'Hiliiil.'ljpliiii Waffles rolled into a cone shape to hold frozen custard were the first ice cream cones. lHS Pacer Short ! So sacred is bread considered I -Wayne and Blame-to the track i I bv the Arabs of Moroi*••;>•'il.at they I world, is an odds-on favorite to j i never cut it with a knife. take the one-mile relay. Tho team | Learn To Fly FREE Fullback Bill Daley puts on airs of chorus gal coming through arch formed by Bob Bjorklund, left, co-captain and center, and Helge Pukema, guard, as Minnesota football players show they have rhythm in gym class, too. Dances replace weight lifting, bar exer- ~ ?*" ' "• vcises. handstands. et(L_&— Civilian Pilot Training School—spring course— now in progress. Federal Government pays expenses for young men and women 19 to 26 years of age who arc physically fit. Seven ™ore scholarships available for spring- course. Apply at Blytheville Municipal Airport: office of Blytheville Chamber of Commerce, or see G. R. Carter, Commander of Dud Cason Post No. 24 of the American Legion, at once. i\A JK dr. Jv w & *^ flt *£f;-;i: •.•:•>\\v.&- •£••; ff4 SILENT MOVIE OF 1915 WM CHANGING FROM PLANE SPRING OIL-CMANGE nd by Belter Fabrics TesiinoBurecu Yes. . . . you'll "take to the air" in a Curlee Suit for the air will come to you even on the hottest of days. 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