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SIX',"' TA.TWT COTJTITCR NTCWS 2V Dope Bucket By J. P. HHEND ViU Believes V e t e r a n Calchei, Not DiMaggio. Is Indispensable BV ItAllRY CiRATSC'W ' MEA Service Sports Editor New York ran scconrt '.n ttui American League three yeitiy li« succession before Joseph Pnu h . I' 1 !- Mnggio arrived on the scene. The Ynnkees now have liren world champions for four consecutive campaigns, or ever since Joseph p. DiMngglo checked In, That would appear to be cone- thing In the way of evidence that the great center-fielder and natural hitler from Fishermen's Wharf svas the difference, yet Oscar Vitt of Cleveland considers William Dickey, the tall catcher, Ihe Colonel Jakes' key man. "At, lehst two clubs in the league . . . Cleveland and Boston- . . . can catch the Yankees with n few breaks," says, lhc- optimistic Vitt, who hastens (o make it clear that when lib speaks of breaks he speate figuratively. "If Bill Dickey breaks a finger find is out for n month, the Yankees will flounder," he asserts. "With due respect to Joe Di- Maggio,"whoin I rate the best individual player in baseball, Dickey is the Yanks' only indispensable man." * • * GLENN DID WEU. • IN DICKEY'S PLACE AND BUDDY KOSAR IS AN IMPROVEMENT Perhaps Vitl has forgotten the , Yankee-Indian series in Cleveland for the league lead In mid-season of 1938. The-Yanks swepl It with Joe Glenn'the star while catching all three games. CHerin since has been swapped to the Browns, and the Ytmks now have Dickey backed up by a more 'accomplished catcher find n devastating swatter, Buddy Kosnr. The Yanks dropped out of the race one year when Prank Crosetti injured his knee In a Pullman car. ' * They' had no shorlslop replace- YARN—Coaches may come and coaches may go but football .stories go on forever. (A)wlogics to Mr. Alfred Tennyson). The latest to cross my ever listening ears is credited to Francis Schmidt, former head the No. 1 title at Ohio State University. It happened in the Texas Chrls- tlan-U. c. lj. A. game. The Uclans had three negroes on the first team and submitted a proposal for the Southerners to permit them to play. Since the game' was played at 1,03 Angeles, liie "okay." During the game, rnmnl/o- lomoicr [[[ SIIILI SIEERtO JOE Today's Sport Parade Jiy KliNPA' .Mel.BMOitE Doo Saved From Death on Ice LOS ANOKljBS, Jan. 12. (UP)— Being Ihc head of a family and u breadwinner, even (.hough the bread ).| nn , lt . j <ioc.s come in slice by .slice, I have ' '"I' 1 - 3 i never lieen able to understand v;lw He'll Be Champ's Next i «' 1 1 1 "»<- .should ever question th r , ' I spirit of l r , I' 'OC I1Y JACK football pby- . To say that they luck the inspiration ol college players is to say llniloil I'ri-ss Staff Correspondent that such intangibles as school splr- NEW, YORK, Jan. 12 < UP)—Pro- it, the colors, the lift of a sons, " motor Mike Jacobs hopes thut Jut: more molivatlng than such reali- Louls will defend his heavyweight ties as rent, groceries, and tin championship against. l,eo HuvolU thing that Insurance inun talked Tcxnns gave their (of 'own in June or Hcpletabcr. | you into. He Is not (innlcky about either! Most of the men playing proles one in which'" 101 ""' Demise ''« believes slonnl football aie men with rc- c- 0 could drnw a million-dollar gale with Deli-oil's dark destroyer. Because of "Uncle Mike's" yen Ihe going was extremely rough, loj"""' J<m * or September. . Snvoid my Mic least of tough, neither side' th « ? CK Mol ! 1( ! s , < y»<>'»Hcr. Is < ' hfld been able to make much head- oll| .<' "fin'yvvcighl in Die woUd w).. way. especially the boys from the lone star slate. I About midway of Ihc second ( cs-slon of i |))ny the tlic pigskin. for a inilllon-dollnr gale, lie negotiating for a clmllenners' clash between Savold, Tiger," and Dob Iowa's "Hlond Pastor of New meeting be- Savold and ment then Ryan. brought, in Blondy ball carrier, whose Ulenllty was not lenrnccl, tore nrouml his own left end ami wns tackled viciously by one of the colored boys. On the next try he attempted lo slice off tackle and was met with a resounding crash by another dusky son. Attempting lo cross them up, this same ball carrier' tested the right side of center find wound up with the third negro hanging onto his ankles. Having negollalc<J Ihe required distance for n first down the 'tailback faded back for a pass and, seeing his would-be receivers neatly , , „ ,„,,.., covered, decided to run will. It, ,1'layer, ami Coach Eddie Anderson, He (joined some yardage before " lc York, who went 110 .rounds with Champion Louis before being knocked out In the 31st-. ' Jacobs craves a tween haicl-liltling I'aslor In February or March, hoping Savold will knock out Bicycle Bob in an early round — a feat which Louis couldn't, perform— and (hereby assure a million-dollar brawl with the brown bomber. These arc great days for Iowa. We've had Nilcs Klnnick, the nation's outstanding college football being brought, down. To his litter he looked In Ihc face of a white tackier. Jumping to his feet, he let the ball slip from liLs grasp, and extending hLs hand, snld In a serious voice: "Dr. Livingston ,1 presume!" * • • PROMOTION — Seven members of liie t'nrnlher.svl)lc Pilots, 1039 coach. Now comes Lee Savold to captivate New York with his masterly boxing nnd' llghlnlrig punch. Prcmotor Jacobs became Savold conscious Wednesday night, when larruping Lee rescued Madison Square Garden's dull boxing show by slopping Big Join Robinson of Philadelphia in three rounds. Savold, although oulwcigher 21614 champions of the Northeast Arkan- pounds to 181. gave lanky Robinson sas League, figure strongly In tho s¥ '|ch a ^savage bcnling ^tliat ^ Dr. plans of the Columbus, Ga., Red Birds of the Sally League, Pellon Gordon, correspondent to the Sporting News, national baseball weekly, scribbles Ihc following: William II. Walker ordered the bout halted to prevent permanent Injury to Robinson's eyes. Hence you can appreciate Jacobs' desire for n Savold-Louls flgnt. "New Iberia, La., and Oaruthcrs- You see, Champion Louis is sup- vllle, Mo., farms of Ihe local club, > pcsed lo make four title defenses are sending up a group of highly this year, just ns lie did in .sponslbllities, men with a living lo make. They're in the game not lo do or die lor dear old nlma mater, bin to do and live lor thcmselvc::. fn the good old college days n touchdown run was worth a 'rah- rah-roll from the cheering section. a nice write-up In the paper, nnd lot of glory an lite cnmptis. In professional foolball Ihe same touchdown is worth security for another year, perhaps, or that kindergarten fog the kid, or that weasel choker' the wife has been longing for. . j My Ihouglit along these lines was prompted by a conversation with Sieve Owen, coach of the all- star- pro team which plays the world champion Green Bay Pnck- ers here next Sunday. 1 mentioned lo Sieve that lots of people with whom I had talked have asked me whether two pro teams, playing an exhibition gallic,' would care enough about winning to make the game interesting to watch. Mr. Owen practically strangled as he answered me. "Care enough!" he choked, "here are a bunch of men playing football 1 for a living, not for n mess of glory. Football is their profes-1 slon, not their schoolboy hobby, and when they walk on a field and the whistle blows, their reputations are Jose - Gtate f o- an ••-unbeaten season, | last year. •. Shauglmessy comes to Stanford April 1 !o conduct spring piactlco after seven years at Chicago, 12 years at Tulane and six years at Loyola of New Orleans, He plans lo-submit Ills resignation to CW- cago officials "soon," but he has made no plans concerning football al Stanford yet. Thornhlll now Is looking for a ,,.... „ .„,. _. . : Job after seven years al Stanford. Left High. Dry When Chi- He became head coach In 1933, inheriting Pop Warner's freslTinan "wonder team." With players like Bobby Clrayson, Bones Hatnlltpn, Monk Moserlp and Bob Reynolds for tliree years, he sent Stanford ' llto tlle ^ ose Bowl ln 1M3 . i 934 »M 1935.. But then began the a five year contract to coach foot- j downhill slide to the bottom tills ball at Stanford University closes }'<">'• wlietl Stanford foiled to win cago Abandons Game, He's Back Again PALO AI/TO, Cal., Jnn. 12. <UP> —Signing of Clark Shaughnessy to Stranded on the thin ice of Lake Au Sable al West Brunch, Mich., tills doc lay helpless 500 feel from shore, unable lo regain its fooling Decniise of the glass-like surface. A rescue party working with a boat, Ijoards, pole and leather strap, managed to get the animal into Ihe boat and ashore, where after receiving a massage to restore circulation in its legs it was released. « THE PAYOFF Uy JERKY BRONDFIEI.D NUA Service Sports Writer Glenn Cunningham believes nY''sTalerThe'y"can l t"affoui'To''look >™» mnn will take three years to taper off without harm after his decade of high-powered activity. . . . The « n exhaustive study bad. If tliey could afford to, they If/ atheltic fatigue for his doctor's probably wouldn't be out there playing pro football, and Inking a chance of winding up injured." Money is not the only thing, however, thnt drives a professional player to give his best at all times. "When n college boy has enough ability to become a pro player," Owen said, "you must know trial t he has a tremendous amount of i thesis. Speaking of athletic strain, Pit Lepine, coach of Les Canadicns, insists hockey players today arc a good 50 per cent softer than in been urged to give up wrestling because,of n heart condition. Dr. Joe Doncliess. former Pitt All- America end, is now chief surgeon at the Carnegie Steel Co. hosplla in Gary, Hid. Since he became n boxing promoter Mike Jacobs has staged 21 championship matches, 13 of which resulted in a title changing hands. . . . Madison Square Garden is Fordham's biggest basketball jinx. ... The Ram won only one of its first 15 games there. . . . There was a new record set at Kansas State this season when 110 candidates reported-for freshman bas- cne more door on Dr. John Bain Sutherland, former Pitt pilot whose name still heads the "foolball sit- lations wanted." For months it had been rumored that Sutherland .would succeed laiulc E. (Tiny) Thonihlll, and, .he announcement of Stanford 1 President Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur lhat Shaughnessy had !>een given tile job was a surprise. Slinuglmessy, who was left high nnd dry when Ihe University of Chicago abandoned foolball after its disastrous 1939 season, .said, "I am extremely nattered." "I didn't expect it," he said in Chicago. "Although I've enjoyed my stay at Chicago, I'd much rather coach intercollegiate foolball than intramural football. Now, I'll be able to follow my profession again." The careers of Shaughnessy and Thonihlll, Ihe man he succeeds at Stanford, are strangely parallel Both coached for schools of high scholastic rating that bend over backward to prevent over-emphasizing foolball, and both had disastrous seasons in 1939. Both succeeded "grand old men" of football, Shaughnessy following Amos even one conference game. . In Egypt, filling stations dispense water from pumps resembling American gasoline pumps aml c '* 11 * 1 ' to customers who bring Head courier News want ads. BUY Tires toil* STANDARD TIRES ketball. Included in the num- says body-checking Is a lost art and the game is suffering as a result. John Kimbrough, who did such swell job of wrecking Tulime in But unlike n lot of other major I toulcci performers. Among these j But who can fight him and draw • compc tttive spirit. He wants to vvui, j l»c Sugar Bowl spent 30 days as a league outfits, the Yankees profit m ' e: | money? For his opponent on Feb., no mntter wnat nc j s uoin?. Even Tiilane freshman before he gave up " by their mistakes . . . manage to .plug.their gaps, • William Knickerbocker is now on hand just in case anything happens to CrosetU. ; .' Bill Knickerbocker would lie a regular en a half dozen other blg- . .time arrays. ' ' . And men who have seen him at the position declare Joe Gordon to be even more competent at shortstop "than he is til second base. *.»'*' GORDON EXPECTED TO PLAY SHORTSTOP WHEN , GE'lfyUU PRIDDY REPORTS IN'. f'l9l(f?' In fact, Gordon is expected to "John Danlomo, New Orleans •>, n was necessary 10 imporu Ariuio ) [ n Q, C fi-i e ndly games of bllllatd.';' llle " lea ol a. medical career and lad who played shortstop for the Qodoy from South America. James ml(1 sn0 oker nnd bridge and check- transferred to Texas A. and M. to flag-winning Caruthersville tcam^J. Johnston also has imported ers my (j 0ys 1))ny ar ound the club "'"''" """ "~" and set a Bntllng mark of .393; Valentin Campolo from South during off hours, they almost come Edward Pilo, Detroit, pilot right-1 America', hoping thnt he can Bet ^ 0 blows when they lose even fielder, with 235 total bases; Mil-'a-shot with Louis. Besides those though nothing is at stake but their replace Crosetti -Prlddy, comes up when' from Gerald Kansas ton JjpwcryJ SI. Louis, southpaw, who had five shutouts find 20 Victories, nnd Charley Fichler, St. Louis' righthander, who achieved 13 of his 18 victories consecutively." Others who are slated for trials Include Bobby Slunton, second importations you have only Tony . ]rlcl ,, Thal pri(le counts for n Galento, • who -was butchered by lu j,^ g!lmCi too The ,, assers don .'t Louis in four heats, and.Pnstov who wan t, i 0 ^ oiilpossed by other was belled out In the llth session pj,. S5CrSj an< j QIC tackles don't want study soil 'conservation. . . . Justin Fitzgerald, Santa Clara baseball coach, Is reported ready to resign because Ills job ns building Inspector of San Matco County, Calif., is Inking too much of his time. That was the second to uc outtacklcd by other tackles. OFFICIALS SLOW beat Pastor, who went rn ft scnsc u, e y nre in- the show CAUE ti,\MES IN baseman nnd tl)c actual batting [first meeting. at Detroit. time Louis beat to n ID-round decision in their City'.to play second base in 1941. Keen observers pronounce tlie 21-year-old Prlddy ready now, but Ed: Barrow's club is so .well flxed for. talent that It can afford to let the brighter prospects become thoroughly seasoned. ; .• . Charley Keller pounded International League fences for an extra year because the Yanks really spot for him . ... as tough as. he was to put out. Like every other American League manager, Vitt is given to understand that Dominic DIMag- glo's Melding and throwing will slartle the opposition and'the populace when he reports to the Red Sox tills spring. > ' Dom DiMaggio doesn't loop Ihe ball to third base instead of heaving It on a line lo second..!*, head of a. nmner. ; ' •''! 'i]f<!j!( While he. is to piay for pi'ip of the clubs'Cleveland must bcai;lbs- car Vitt welcomes another- D|r Maggio. ^ ,,.. re: As he points.out, ihtgor^'ieagi outfielders need cdudatlorfiirv'two] ing to the right base. Helen Stephens Will Be At Caruthersville leader of the league with a highly respectful .340 mnce mnrk; Robert Whetsone, a likely pitching prospect; . and Ray Zimmerman, hard hitting outfielder who represented the league in the centennial nll- star game at Cooperstown, N. Y. Indeed it's a great era for Iowa. Here's Promoter • Jacobs jshifttyg suddenly from Billy- Conn,'whom he had been grooming as a possible Louis contender, to the com country's Savold. And the entire New York fistic fraternity going [overboard for Savold after only'one business, and each one of them would like lo play the leading part. After all, the leading part pays better eventually." To bear out his contention lhat professional players lacked nothing In splrll or will to win Owen told me of a half dozen cases where his players had concealed injuries and carried on. He didn't have to convince me, however. No scourging words of a BREVITIES—"Bucky" Harris will | Manhattan manifest. Surely cvcry- Ue-starting his nth season ns can't be wrong, and maybe American League manager in 1940. Savold's manager, Little Pinky! coach during the Imlfwere ever as . . . Connie Mack, of course, ranks j George, Isn't kicking the goug ' fearsome or as inspirational as the first In seniority in this respect, inioimd when he says, "cverv/.adiittJ telephone company culling to .say The tireless sage has been piloting I mnic in Iowa will migrate to-Ne\4 " ' the Athletics ever since the Junior York to see Savold knock outLoui: Wisconsin high DOWN PREI' WISCONSIN school officials are under orders to slow basketball do\vn by handling the ball after each score. a few seconds rest. . Gives the kids Tom Rob- bsr were 41 former high school caploins. • * • BIERMtYN IS BIG TEN'S ONLY ALUMNUS GRID COACH Luke Appling couldn't hit a homer in 1939 but one day in Chicago Ben Chapman borrowed lib bat and cracked out two and a triple. Clark College of Worcesler is using steel mesh nets for basketball. . . . Every time the ball drops through it sounds like someone- hitting a WO WM OLD 1IU MO-tt 150-21 Alonzo Stagg at Chicago, Thornhill moving in after Warner at Stanford. And remarkably enough, both of- the old men have gone on to new successes, _ Stagg making the College of .the; Pacific the I'giant killers" of the, PROPpUTlONATElY_ tO' west, and Warner coaching San" slot machine jack-pot,, The inson is starting his fourlh decade ns Northwestern swim coach. In Ihc event lie loses his job as coach of the Chicago Cardinals, Ernie Nevcrs will organize a new type of sports cnjnp for boys. . . . Report Is lhat Gus Sonncnberg has only foolball coach in the Big Ten who is an alumnus of the school he works for is Bernie Bierman of Minnesota. Ken Dills, Southern California's 14-foot pole-vaulter, is rumored through with all competition. . .-. A crick . in ' his back shows little signs of coming around. . •. . Roy Cullcnbine of the Tijers made only AT ONCE CASH For 1938-1939 Government Loan Cotton See Louis Applebaum 107 Sor'2ni Blythevine, Ark. PHONE 167 L.IT.'la ' • ' •• AT TODAY'S LOW PRICES! CAc As Low As Per Week On Our BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. three home runs last season . . . all off Bob Feller. None of Chicago's three leading educational ins 11 tuiions—Unl versl t-y of Chicago, DePaul and Loyola- plays football. 3 ME AD'S: loop ns organized at the turn of the century. .Other American League managers and the number of years they have led teams in the circuit are Joe McCarthy, New York, nine; Joe Cronin, Boston, seven; Jimmy Dykes, Chicago, five and two-thirds; Oscar Vttl, Cleveland, two; Del Baker, Delroit, and Fred Haney, St. Louis, one each. . . . For a tough schedule entirely void of Breathers take a gander at Northwcstcrn's list of opponents for this tall: Syracuse, Ohio .State, Wisconsin. Indiana Minneosta, Illinois, Michigan and Notre Dame. If Lyn Waldorf's lads come through - thai, with his usual ;ood composure and all his locks ic will be entitled not only to the Big 10 lltlc, but a medal for urav- ery as well. Come to think of it, why not give him thu medal before ttic season starts. He may .not survive. CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo n ... 12.—Miss Helen Stephens 1 , trieT ton, Mo., flash, holder of severa worlds track records and forme Olympic champion, and voted th best woman athlete In America ii 1936 by Associated Press sport writers, will bring her aggrcgallo of Olympic co-cds cage and trac champions to this city Sunda afternoon, Jan. 14, for an exhibition' basketball game with the Dlllman Wood Dusters, Iccal independent boys' team. The game starts at 2:30, at the high school gym. The game will be played according to boys' rules. for Ihe world champlonshipX 1 ! .; . •• , Chicken Thief of 1901 Sends $2 lor Payment HOLYOKE, Mass. (UP)—Henry J. Sbutlere has just received payment for a chicken stolen from hLs icebox 38 years ngo. A letter received said: "Back In 1901 when you lived In Mosher St. Hie n\gl))V before Thanksgiving- I look » 'checker^,] out of your Ice-box. Hear It is more let me know." that your service had been discontinued until the bill is paid, or the grocer smiling at you but hiding behind his back Ihe head of cabbage you had picked out. Pennsylvania's hospitals alone spend about $1,000.000 on anesthesia annually. — PRESCRIPTIONS— Safe - - Accurate Your Prescription Druggist Fowler Drug Co. Main A First SATURDAY JANUARY 13th Is Caruthersville Cagers Seek Game Arrangements James V. Robinson, manager ot Ihc Caruthersville, Mo., independent basketball teams (girls and men) is seeking engagements with other semi-pro or independent teams in the Blylhcvillc territory He says those Interested mas write him at Caruthersville. '13 Hunt Seems Suspicious But It's for Teeth MANCHESTER, Conn. (Tjp)_It's an officer's duty-to be suspicious of strangers in the early hours-of the morning, so when Patrolman Arthur Seymour noticed a man peering, into hallways and alleys he followed .him for several blocks and then caulloUsly asked: "Looking tor somebody?" "Nope,", replied : the stranger. "Then why all this searching?" demanded. .Seymour. "LosY "my teeth," mumbled the matf Jis tUrT explanation JSeymotir Joined the hunt. REMEMBER LEFTY'S Service Station for Magnolia Mobiloil and Mobilgas Now Managed by Waller Cox, Jr.' and E. M. Murray See Us For Anti-Freeze! I POHT,-KNOW WHETHER 1 6ET MORE PLEASURE 'F SERVING FROM THE FAMOUS OLD fiddle Bottle... OR FROM WATCHING FOLKS ENJOV THE RARE FLAVOR. OF THE WHISKY DAY All items are in limited quantities, so get here early $ SHOES Only 12 Pairs. Small sizes, choice Sweaters We don't aim to make much Whisky each year... O«c methods ire prettyoU-fukiocul. fl't mike cmt Bard's Town whisky is j»st atoit thcsirae my it's been ~idc oa our lite foi 119 vests... still driv HtncitOQC witcr lion old Boutfcov Spiings, stick to ost old scovrauh formula. We fiettr to igc col Tttrnky leisoiely, in the cltin lit lad Titm si> ol the hills of out N'chen County. TKis tAu time.. .costs extra rc< ...kiltircdoBeUirliiskyTilliaflavoiaoljody evet ioricts. Tty it loiij. Just ask for the "Fiddle Bolll«" Bardstown Dislillery, Inc., Bourbon Springs JMson County, Ky. P.O. l)>i nlstribiilcrt by Fchlman Commission Co., Helena, Ark. Slipover and Coat Styles, Odds & Ends PAJAMAS Flannelette Only a few pairs 1 1 1 Men! You can save $ 1 6 ? per pair in this SALE of SHOES Every pair of shoes in this sale are new Fall and Winter styles . . . this sale is simply a purl.of our policy not to carry over merchandise from one season to another. BOSTON IANS Double sole Drogues in blacks' and browns. Regular $7.50 Values 5 One Lot Regular SHOES $O50 As Usual The "Best Buys" are at EAD'S MAIN 31S Blacks and browns, all Komi styles. 3' As Usual The "Best Buys" are at MEAD'S —.MAIN 315

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