The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1941 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 24, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYtHEVULE, (ASK.) COURIER NEWS •THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1941 Yank& Rizzuto Idol Of YankeeJStadmmAlready The Sports Spotlight Ky LAYMONI> CKUMP of the Courier News Staff MeLemore LeaveslIP Ferguson Takes Over Lunsford vs. Beech? Beats Red Sox In llth With Homer; So Fans Mob Him BY GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Stan" Correspondent •NEW YORK, April 24. (UP)—For a long time they said a midget never would make good in Yankee Stadium but they can't say it any more. The country's biggest, ball park is now the home of baseball's greatest little IjalJ play- fir. Phil Rizzuto, a little shrimp of a player alongside such big brawny fellows as Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Keller, Bill Dickey, Red Ruffing and other Yankee .stalwarts, has won the hearts of Yankee fans in just four games at home. He's the darling of Yankee Stadium. Whatever he does, litlle Phil does it in such a way that makes you keep your eye on him. lie can run like a deer, he can throw like a sling-shot artist and he can field like a demon. And he can make his bat talk loud enough not to be a cripple up at the plate. His line drive homer into ! hnrci work W s divklencls - He the left field stands in the gathering darkness yesterday been m vlrtually cvery slalc in gave the Yankees a 4-2 triumph over the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. *> St ™ s One of the nation's most entertaining .sports writers, Henry McLemore, reportedly has lei'l the United Press and . therefore the Courier News after bickering with high officials of the news-gathering organization upon certain fine points of a salary demand. It is understood that Hunk and the UP mutually agreed ly sever relations. Mcl.cmorc may sipi u high-priced contract with a syndicate soon, it is learned. MeLemore has been one of the shining examples of the axiom thai With, the score tied at 2-2 and Lefty Gomez and Charlie Wagner locked in a pitching duel, the Yankees came to bat in the last of the eleventh knowing they had to score or have the game called on account of darkness. With one out. .pinch-hitter George Selkirk singled. Then. Rizzuto broke up the struggle with his well-smacked liner. The fans poured on the field, and at third base almost mobbed CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., 24.—The Southeast Missouri League will open the 1941 season the tiny 155-pounder who looks Sunday with three games carded, smaller because of his short stature —5 feet, 6 inches. these United States every year for the past several years. He has covered ever type of major sports and news events, and once came to this section when flood waters ravaged the area. Long ago he was a rewrite man for UP. so the story is told, and he would write funny remarks on the copy of the UP's sports col- j umnist. Everyone would double up April witn ^ughter at the remarks, but Golf would mark them out when the copy was sent. One day the col- April CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., 24.—Walter Lent?., Hayti' school senior, was high point man Today's Sport Parad BY HARRY FERGUSON United Tress Sports Editor NEW YORK, April 24 (UP) — The new leaked out today that Ken Overlin, 15 long days before he is to defend his world middleweight championship in Madison , Square Garden, has repaired to a i in Class C in the Southeast Mis- rural training camp where he Ls ?ouri district, track and field meet engaged in milk drinking and at Cape Girardeau, with a' tctal of 16W points by winning three firsts in 100-yard dash, 220- yard dash, broad jump, and being <•) member of the winning 880-yard relay team. In Class B, Harold Mason, champion youthful cotton piek- er at the National Cotton Picking: Contest last fall at Rlythcville, Ark., was hisrh point man with 17 1 /, points, winning two firsts, two second-, and being- a member of winning medley relay team. Charleston won the Class B meet, Senath the Class C meet, with Kennett third in Class B and Hayti second in Class C. Ctlier place-winning Pemiscot County athletes in Class C were: i Scott. Braggadocio, second in mile run and third in 880-yard run; Trainer, Hayti, fourth in 100-yard dash; Duncan, Ilayti. second in 440-yard dash; Dawson. Hayti, foi:rth in mile run; Chandler, Deering, in four-way pole vault. tie for fourth. umnist became ill and MeLemore two In the Blue division and one ' wrote Lhe column. It drew so many in the Red division wires and letters from every cor- In the Red division. Dexter will i ncr of the natiou that hc V™ m &Bob Felter, although wild" again j ™ et "«™ CaruScreVillc-H^tT tc'im j [^^pV^ pa!T refers* ever on the Gwin course, and in the l - _ 11 L leaaeib e\ci Blue division. Sikeston plays at | smce. So the story goes. • Charleston and Maiden at Kennett.: , y , I ' eielusou - . u /. 5p ° 11Ls ccu " I broke- a center rib cf the craft as it lashed about with tor and a humorist in his own scored his second triumph by pitching: Cleveland to a 5-2 win over the Browns and into a first. place tie with the Red Sox, who've The now lost three in a row after winning five straight. Feller allowed eight hits, fanned eight and walked seven. Gerald Walker hit two triples to lead the, Tribes' attack. In the other two American two Poplar Bluff clubs, both members of the Red division, are idle. Club Champion Don Provow will be the top man for the Gwin team. a humorist right, is taking over MeLemore "s spot on this sports page and hundreds of others over the nation. Ferguson Ls a boxing expert above all other sports but he Dick Czekalski had a reputation for veracity . . . up to now. But the manner in which Czekalski claims to have captured this 5-loot, CO-pound tarpon will probably get him branded as a teller of tall fish stories. The Georgetown junior says he beat the silver king over the head with an anchor, leaped on the monster, rode it under water like 1 a, wrestled with it, and then threw it into his sailboat so he I could dive to recover his anchor. The big one came to in the boat, tail. League games the Detroit Tigers found their batting eyes and slugged a 13r5 victory over the While Sox and the Athletics staged a 9- run rally in the sixth to upset Washington, 11-7. Frankie Hayes' homer with the bases filled topped the A's outburst. Pete Reiser Beaned' John Sawyer Jr. and Earl Long, fourth; J. D. Dowd and W. M. Crysler. fifth; Sid Gates and Sam Helton, sixth; Felix Kyle and Clyde Scoring their second straight] Harper, seventh; Marion Barrow shutout victory, the Cincinnati Redsj and Ralph Baker, eighth: Gordon ran off their fourth consecutive' Wright and W. J. Peck, ninth, triumph to get back to the .500 Each team is required to play at least 15 men, or forfeit three Matchcaker Sharon J. Pate today, ls one of Lhe nnU on'.s most hum- announced the players and posi-j Q1 . cl - uS> we ll-mformeci and finest tions as follows: ! writers in sports today. Donald Provow and Eddie Ruff, first foursome; Adolph Unterreiner and Leroy Whitener, second; Jesse Miles and Sharon Pate, third; We hope you'll like him. * + * Jimmy mark. Bucky Walters allowed only 1 .five hits as the Reds" beat the Cubs, 5-0. 1 Whit Wyatt, Brooklyn veteran,' hun£ up his second straight shutout as the Dodgers beat the Phillies, 4-0. Pete Reiser, Dodger Center fielder, suffered a slight concussion when hit on the cheek bone by one of Ike Pearson's fast balk. Sam ''Nahem, the pitcher the Dodgers tossed in as excess baggage in the Joe Medwick deal, hurled a 3-hitter as the Cardinals beat the Pirates, 3-1. It was Nahem's first start for St. Louis. He pitched to only 32 Pirates, and was deprived of a shutout on errors by Marion and rookie' Harry Walker.' The New York Giants rallied for four runs in the sixth and beat the Bees, 5-4, to hold their National. League lead. Joe Orengo's single drove in the two important runs. Gene Moore of the Bees hit a 425-foot homer over the center field fence in Boston. Anoiner Day Lunsford, now at home with the mumps, thought at first Cowboy Greggs had tagged him hard on the jaw last week and hi-. didn't remember the blow. Now he at least knows that it wasn't Gregg who made the jaw puff up. Jimmy is being sought for a heavyweight •bout in Little Rock, and Promoter - Manager Joe Craig thinks he will be ready for a games, winners of the two divisions i joust with Neville Beech in Mem- will meet, on a neutral course for | phis in a couple of months, a the League Championship. ! match which Ls being talked about I there. Beech, and Bob Sikes tentatively have a bout scheduled in Little Rock within the next two weeks points for each man under the 15. At the conclusion of the scheduled Drake Relays Crawds Will See Grep Rice In Matched Race 40 YEARS IN A. B. C. ST. PAUL.—George Bangart and Peter Howley of Chicago are wearing gold medals pinned on them by the American Bowling Congress for their 40 years' participation in national tournaments. Baseball Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE \V Now Vork ~ St. Louis ", Rrnoklyu i'> Cincinnati .1 IVt. .77K .7 I-I Bost AMERICAN Boston Cleveland New York Chii'!X|:o St. Louis Philadelphia IVirmt LEAGUE \Y YESTERDAY'S RESULTS NATIONAL IEAGUE NV\v York. 5; Boston, 4. Brooklyn. 4; Diilndolphia, 0. Cincinnati. 5; Ohicairo, 0. St. I.miis, 3; l*itt>l>nrsh. 1. AMERICAN LEAGUE Now York. 4; Ttostnti 2 (11 in.) rinlftdelphin. 11 ; \Vash in^ton. 7. IVtniU. I'.t: Chicago, ;". Cleveland. 5: St. l.oim. 2. . boxing seems to be on the upgrade at the capital and Lunsford might become a drawing card there when he recuperates from his present illness. Rain Halts 3 S. A. Contests Rain liy United Press forced a holiday for most DE3 MOINES, la.. April 24 (UP) —Mix together a bumper crop of the No. 1 performers in every division of track and field, season with two spotlighted co-stars, and Lhe result is the 32nd annual Drake Relays here Friday and Saturday. The two headliners are Greg Rice, America's greatest distance runner and Al Blozis. the Georgetown shot-putting giant who has rewritten the American record book and is halfway through the world book. Rice, world record holder at two and three miles, will try for the one nnd one-half mile mark of G minutes 34 seconds set in 1937 by Glen Cunningham. The former Notre Dame ace will be matched in a special invitation race for non-collegians against a hand-picked quartet comprising Ralph Schwarzkopf, Michigan; Mel Trutt, Indiana; Forrest Efnw, Oklahoma A.&M.. and John Mun- ski. Missouri. Blozis Crushes Records Bloxi:; holds the world indoor shot record at 56 feet G inches. He holds every major championship in the nation except Drake's, Ls undefeated in two years of college competition, and will be after the between the two carnivals, held annually on the same week end. Texas Stars Entered Although the bulk of this year's entries come from the midlands— tht, Big Ten, the Big Six and the Missouri Valley, as well as Nofcre Dame and other independents—a group of Texas stars including Hughes will constitute a strong threat in the sprints, hurdles and the sprint medley relay. Fred Woleott of Rice, for three years one of the most colorful of the Drake figures, is gone but Pete Owens, of Howard Payne in Texas and Bob Wright, Ohio State's sophomore sensation are here to replace him., 'Owens ran the 120-yard high sticks in :13.9 at Texas — three tenths of a second under Wolcott's performance at Drake. Wright already has set a world record at iu yards ever the high timbers. Rigney May Be Early Draftee CHICAGO. April 24. (UPU)— Pitcher John Rigney's 1-A draft classification may keep his name from appearing in any White Sox lineups in 1941. Rigney. recovering from a throat infection started while hte Sox were training at Pasadena, Calif., was not scheduled to pitch before the middle of May, and it is believed he will be summoned early next month. His draft number, 440, has been called, but his board's April quota is filled. A local board in suburban Rivei Forest, 111., where Rigney is registered, classed him as "immediately available for service," although the examining physician of a Pasadena draft board recommended in March that he be deferred because of a chronic eara ilment. Arthur Chapman wrote the poem "Out Where the West Begins" m 10 minutes. NO LACROSSE MONOPOLY WEST POINT, N. Y.—Lacrosse is usually considered an eastern sport, but of .Army's 26-man squad nine fresh air inhaling. Whereupon your correspondent hereby unhesitatingly picks Billy Soose to win (he title from Overlin on May 9, probably by a knockout. This prediction is made in sorrow, for oi all the gladiators who shuffle through the Garden ring Overlin Ls this correspondent's favorite character. He attained that status by disregarding all the rules of boxing. He trained in niglu clubs and cocktail lounges. His roadwork. consisted of three fast rhumbas a night and instead of sparring partners he had blonde dancing companions. Sticking grimly to that routine, he won the middleweight title and seemed to be in a fair way to hold it indefinitely unless the war cut down the supply of Scorch. Naturally, then, u came as quite a shock when your correspondent made a casual inquiry at the Twentieth Century Sporting Club a.s to the present whereabouts of Overlin. I naturally assumed the answer would be: "He is at the third ringside table from the left at the Cafe de Rouge, has just consumed his fifth New Orleans Gin fizz and Ls about to request the orchestra to play "You Walked By." May Make Him 111 Instead, this was the reply: "Middleweight C h a m p i o n Ken Overlin is at Madame Bey's training camp preparing for the defense of his title in Madison Square Garden on May 9 against Billy Soose of Farrell. Pa., promotion by the Twentieth Century Sporting club, Mike Jacobs, president, tickets on sale at this office and IVIadison Square Garden, thank you." Don't ,be surprised if Overlin fails to show up on May 9; he probably will come down with a complication of illnesses consisting of fresh air poisoning and insomnia superinduced by being kept awake the chirping of crickets and the mooing of cows. Certainly, if he does appear he will never be the same Overlin hand punch. Overlin \vonr dov.-n. According to the fundamental- of boxing he .should huve .s-Jved down and '.-e.sted until the count of nine. Bui in those days Ovpr- 1 in's sinur-gy consisted oi a fine disregard for the fundamental-.; of pugilism, .so he got right, up. H was apparane to everybody that he was as dim' as a yo-;o top and that he saw three Be!- ioises coming toward him 10 try to put across the cool-off punch. Hisjht theer Ls where Overlin's night club training saved him. Ho knew from long experience it; ,o :. tail lounges that any time you see three of any object the best thing to do is .strike at ihe middle one-. He did that and landed a nice left hook on the middle one o!' th*: three Bellows. Then h/.,- eluded all three Belloise.s wiin some innty footwork tl'.ai cc'ildn" learned any place except in a Conga line. Natural!y, Overlin won the fight. He always did in the day. .: ;< re he went soft and started'training. KANSAS STATE TO TEXAS AUSTIN, Tex.—Texas completed its 1942 football schedule by signing tor the opener here witii Kansas State. WISCONSIN t.::UO SCHOOL MADISON.—*vV ^cousin's football clinic will be held here May 2-3. Harry Stuhldreher of the Badgers and Maj. Swede Larson of Navy will be chief instructors. players are from the south six from western states. and Batting Leaders BY UNITED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Player. Club G AB R H i'ct. Truvit. \Vushin£lim S 20 7 17 .fiSti Hc:ilh, C'lcvi'liiml C. '.id U <i .4" 1 (i DiMjiirpio, N. Y. ID 4:i M 19 .-H2 Di.M:i^u r i<>. Uostoii ft :ifi 9 !"> ..129 KriM-virh. Chicago R 21 1 !i .420 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player, Club G AB R H Pet. Slsvut:ht.rr. St. L. 7 '\0 15 V.\ .-\'.Y.<i Cri-spt. St. Louis 7 27 11 II .407 Cm ft. Cinrinnnti * :»0 15 12 .401) Lftv:i£ctio. Brklyn in 38 10 1 "i .:&!)"> Mooiv. itnsltm 10 -II (i ~f7 .:l{?l» who eletrified the boxing world in ^—^^^^ the days when he reported to the j Bj'i ' ^ < Mil'" cocktail lounges promptly at 4 p. j f^ mm^^M^^m^f^ m. daily, moved on to a suppsr j spot -and then transferred his act- j ivities to a night club. Hearken to one of his feats in the days of his greatness: Midway in the sixth round on the evening of Nov. l. 1940. one Eteve Belloise clipped Overlin on the jaw with a beauty'of a right A NEW SMOOTHIE AS Southern Association teams Wed-, only recorded performance farther nesday with Birmingham taking a 3 to 2 victory in 10 innings from New Orleans in the only game played. Plug of the Baron victory was Gar ton De) Savio, peppery shortstop, who scored one run and batted'in the other two for Birmingham. Harrist was the winning pitcher. Today's games are Nashville at Atlanta. Memphis at New Orleans. Little Rock at Birmingham, and Knoxville at Chattanooga. GAMES TODAY NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicftuo at Pittsburgh. X-'\v York ;it l>«s;on. PhUiMtell'Thin :it Brooklyn. (-'iiirinimti ni St. l.outs. St. Louis at Detroit. \Vji>hin>:ton at Pliihu ttoston a: N"o\v York. GROW BJG PULLETS ..THAT LAY The size ind number of eggs your flock will Uy next fait depends much on vs-haj you *ced your pullets now. Purina Chick Growena, a complete feed, is built to civc you full, complete develop- mcntin order that you may have big, well matured pul- Jets during the fall -when egg prices arc high. See us today about your trowing feed needs. Klemmer of California steps into sweat pants after 440- yar^ race. Nbtions sXriftost quarter-miler established meet record of 47.4 as Bears bowed to Southern California, 74-54. L K. Ashcraft Co. 112 E .Main Phone 154 Every baby elephant is covered vith soft hair, resembling down, it birth. than Ills world indoor effort—the world out door record of 57 feet 1 5-8 inches set by Jack Torrance at Oslo. Norway in 1934. The G foot G inch. 245-pound Blozis overshadoxvs the shotput field but he will run into a spirited duel when he tries to make it a double with the discus. Jack Hughes, the Texas strong man. Ls the Drake record holder at 159.79 feet, and he reached 165 feet 95-8 inches at the Texas Relays. Blozis won the Pcnn Relays discus title last year in addition to the shot in that carnival. The fact that he'll compete here this year adds Ulster to the rivalry ^BIGGER CROP PROFITS uif h Sl<LI>HU£ J&L Sulphate of Ammonia contains 20.5^j nitrogen — the first necessary element to be exhausted from the soil and the one that should be replaced first. As a top or side dressing, for your cotton, grains, and corn, increase your profit yield with J&L Sulphate. Your County Agent Can Tell You. SES! YOUR DEALER Again J&L Sulphate of Ammonia will award additional prizes in the Piant-To-Prosper Contest Ask your dealer about them— and about J&L Sulphate. * ™ %^»» fcA fc A^f %M»K^A fc AS THEY COME V Free Running J & SULPHATE OF AMMONIA Manufactured by JONES &IBDEHUS STEEL CORPORATION TENN. Advice to a Man.. Go Doubk Tan Iwo-tone tans are the style-tip of the season. These two models, by Nunn-Bush, are the favorites by long odds. . . . They're Ankle- Fashioned to make their good looks last. 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