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The High Point Enterprise from High Point, North Carolina · Page 7

High Point, North Carolina
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Monday, July 21, 1941
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y 21, 1941 THf HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE—: ,,, PM OKT « NT " «r INDUSTRY — HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA PACK SEVEN Trucks, Pollett Head Bright Pitching Prospects In Minors Cards Have Young Hurlers Of Ail Types BY HARRY GRAVSOX NBA Service Sports Editor There's no telling what some major league managers wouldn't give for a couple more pitchers who could see the first and ninth innings of the same game from the box—the pitchers box, not t ringside pew. But it is not because the minors haven't a full supply of young Iiurlers of promise. Seldom has there been more talented elbowing prospects toiling in Double A and A leagues. It's just that the stars of the future either are not in the chains of the clubs that sadly need their services or that they require a bit Wore seasoning. ' The St. Louis Cardinals are well fixed as usual. The average big league club is fortunate to have one good kid pitcher in camp in the spring. The Red Birds have five when- the current campaign started—Howard Krlst, Ernie White, Sam Nahem. Hank Gornicki and Johnny Grodzicki. Gormcki and Grodzicki were returned to Rochester and Columbus, respectively, the (ormer as a', reward for pitching a one-hii- er against the Phillies in his one National League start. While Virgil Oliver Trucks,, a 22-year-old. 195 - pound right- iande'r belonging to Detroit, generally is regarded as (he biggest prize in the minors at the moment, the Cardinals have a strong candidate for that honor in Howard Pollett, Houston southpaw. 'Fire Trucks struck out 14 for Buffalo in 148 innings. Pollett won 20 for the Buffs in 1940 and the last time 1 looked he had 11 this trip against two defeats. He pitched for the South in the 2-0 shutout of the North in the Texas League's all-star game. MAJOR LEAGUER 8URKONT FAST AS FELLER Billy Southworth, manager of Jhs Red Birds, says Fred Martin, who has bagged 14 for Houston, xvould help most major league club.s but he expects to be inducted into th» army in.a month. The Cardinals have an efficient pair with New Orleans in Al Jurisich and Johnny Beazley. Big Al Hollingsworth's arm sealed on the coast and he is assisting Fred Munger in pitching "Sacramento to a pennant. The Red Birds' Rochester subsidiary has Herschel Lyons, who nas a variety of stuff, and 19- ^qar-old Max Surkont. who op- snents contend is as swift as Job Feller. The Columbus store rias Murray Dickson and another or two who easily might be in the big show if they were not 1th*. property of the St. Louis Na- lionais. Sleepy English Village Absorbing i • . . Impact Of War; Vast Changes Seen As Aftermath Of Present Conflict Operator Of Village Store In Sutton, Sussex, Believes England Will Submit Political Leadership In World To U. S. When Firing Ceases In Present Conflict • By DREW MIDDLETON • SUTTON, .Sussex, England—(Correspondence of The Enterprise Special News Service)—Apparently changeless as it sleeps in the Summer sun, this littl* village has felt the impact of the mighty forces and heard the strident voices of a world at war. Outwardly Sutlon is unchanged. There are the vine covered cottages and the ripe lush fields beyond. The ribbon of road still meanders out of the fields, through the cluster of houses and over the hill toward London. The old church stands weaiherbeaten at the end of the village. There are ftowcz'S at the foot of the memorial to those Who fought- and fell in what the villagers call "the first German war." TALK ABOL'T BOBS ' There are no craters in the village. But last winter at night you could hear the drone of German be 'ibers heading for London. One Like the Cardinals, the Yankees slep out and gel 'em. The New Yorks have so many competent chuck'ers their Newark branch that the Interns^ lional League race is strictly no contest. There's Jack Lindell, Allan Gettel. Hank Borowy, George U'ashburn. Russ Christopher and TommyJByrnes. The first four had trials with the Yankees in the spring. Christopher is a right-hander standing six feel three. He has won 1O and lost A. Byrnes is the \Vake Forest' College left-hander whom Ed Barrow paid welt to sign. HEAD IS RATED NEXT TO WVATT AND HIGBE Some members of the Brooklyn organization consider Ed Head of Montreal a better pitcher than any member of the Dodger staff except- Whitlow Wyatl and Kirby Higbe. In Chet Kehn of the Royals. Flatbush has a right-hander of the Tommy Bridges type. The White Sox recently purchased Stanley Foletz, a strapping left-hander "who attracted attention with Oklahoma City. The Re.v Sox staff bucked up with (he recall of Tex Hughson from Louisville. Freddie Hutchinso nagain has the slickest record in the minors — with Buffalo, but it has been demonstrated that the Seattle lad is not fast enough to pitch in the majors. Hal White, another Detroit hopeful with the Bisons, may suffer front the same handicap^ Ken Burkhart of Syracuse achieved his second straight shutout by halting a Newark winning streak at seven the other night. Rochester was the young right- hander's previous victim. The Giants are banking on Harry Feldman of Jersey City. The Cubs think highly of Hugh East of the sayne outfit. Russell Mecrs, young Nashville southpaw, fanned 95 in 113 innings, but walked 100. Ace Adams, now with the Giants, ied the Southern Association with 122 strikeouts last season. Meers will crash the majors when he acquires control. This thing could go on and on. The point, is that the pitchers appear to be doing something about catching up with the lively ball. memorable night a bomber jettisoned its load over a village two miles away. People stil Halk about it. Off to. the east "The Hall" sleeps among its oaks. Old Major Jordan is off to the wars, somewhere in Egypt. His wife runs a food center in Stepney. Young Nigel, their only son, was. killed in Flanders The hall has been empty since last Christmas and this spring they plowed up the flat green behind the old house and sowed wheat. There are others beside Nigel who will not return. Twenty-six young men from the village have gone to war. That's something: you notice. There aren't any young men around. Six of them will never come back,"That's not many is it, soar? Not until you remember that in Sutton everyone knows everyone else, that each villager takes each loss as a personal tragedy. Sam Bowles, fpr instance. Sam was crazy aboul uactors and such. Made his father buy one when everyone else still used horses. Sam won the military medal in Cyrenaica last December. But he died in Greece. Johnny Moore was another. Ho died at Arras trying to bring his captain's body back to the lines. ALL OVER THE GLOBE The rest are scattered all over the globe, wherever Britain fights. The big atlas in the rector's studj is pawed by farmers trying to piace their dead Jack or Jamie in a world which has always been on another planet to Sutton. They are undemonstrative folk They come in with the letter from the war office, winch means death, in their big hands. They look at the orange of Libya thai bounds the yellow of Egypt on the map r.ncl try to see it «i? it was: the hot ^ands. the chatter of machine guns, the palms in the distance. Then they go out into the quiet of the English village. In some ways the war has not touched them. Rationing is not bad, fpr v mcat was a delicacy always in Sutton and there are plenty of pigs and chickens in the farmyards. Nor does the blackout worry them. They go to bed early in Sutton. These nights Ihe farmers don'l gather in "The White Hart" for a pint of bitter, » pipe and a talk the way they used to. Albert Edward Vile, who runs the Hart, had to shut it down 'five days a week He couldn't get as much beer as formerly and there was no whiskj drunk at current prices. "Besides, people stay home more o' nights what with the bad news and all.'" said Albert P^dward. But on Saturdays and Sundays most of the old crowd gathers. ODD SIGHT It is always an odd sight to an American—the rich farmers, the keeper of the largest store, fh doctor "drinking beer and throwing darts with farm hands and a griz zled.' profane and very genial ok poacher. The rich farmer is James Far ris, whose acres run from the church to the edge of Ihe forest where kings of England once hunted stags, a farm tilled by his forefather since Stuarts reigned at Westminister. He has a considerable slake in this war, a son in the Grenadier Guards, x a daughter in the women's auxiliary air force. He is a precise, slow speaker. "I'll not deny- L wanted peace up until May, 1940. I couldn't see how any war could be won with such puling lunatics as leaders. No son of mine should die for the Bank of England. But things are a little better in me mind now. We've got Churchill, but that's not what convinced me. It's what the Germans have done. "D'ye think any decent man FARMERS TO HOLD MEETINGS TO DISCUSS DEFENSE ROLES RALEIGH. July 21. )~ Four late Deaths {Special to The Enterpfise) I LEE KANOY THOMASVILLC, Oinr 21. — S. L*e 83, Jorrnrr prominent local |:UtKn. who h*i& been mulclnt hU horn* I'Uh a 5on.-WebO Kanoy. in Charlotte. iled this morning in Charlotte after extended Illness. Mr. Kanoy U • of Davidson County and l« tht Ion of the latt S.ini Kauoy »wd' Mr*. ffary Ann Leonard ,K*.noy. Surviving, in addition to Yebb Kanoy or Charloue. «re one haughter, i!r». Id» T. Tengue of Charlotte; ft h«If-brother, John A. Clluard, ne»r Tfcom»»vlll« »nd two h»\t-M»- .vould want to live in a world run by them? So I'll listen to these silly fools the government sends to tell me how to farm and t'll scrimp and farm land that's not worth the labor and I'll put every copper 1 have in defense bonds. We must win." George Barnet, who runs the only .village store, is a thoughtful person. His.opinions are bounded by no limitations of space or time. He is close In thought habits to the cracker .barrel philosopher of the American small town. He has one difference—he has traveled extensively. In the last war he was at Gallipoli, was wounded in the break-through of .March, 1918, and spent four years after the war in India. When he speaks of "ihe hell where youth and laughter go" he speaks from greater experience than a couple of months in a training camp. SEEI>.$ OF REVOLUTION' "All wars are evil, this one doubly so because it contains the seeds of world revolution, call it Communist or Fascist or whatever you wish," he said. Barnet is self-educated. The walls of his room are lined with the classics, books of political science and strategy. He had been reading Tom Paine's "The Rights of Man" when I entered. "I'm just an ordinary fellow but you get a good bit of time to read and sit and think in sutton. It's a good wa> of life. Perhaps we're 40 years behind the times. But did you ever think that a people that has run a good section of the world for 150 years might b« a bit tire'J of the job?" "You know jhere's only one choice for us." he continued. "Slavery under the Germans or economic and political vassalage under the United States. 1 guess I'm a liberal. 1 .want to sit and read what I want and say what I want. I guess 1 can do that even if Wall Street supplants the City (of London) and we follow American leads instead of our own 'in everything from politics io fashion. "I think America wiij come into this war and in the 'end will \vin it. Wj'll be so 'tired at the end we'll just say 'all right, here's Europe and tlit keys to India and the friendship of the dominions. Go ahead and run things; 1 " Of course, he added, it wasn't "certain sure" that Germany could be beaten. "They're a smart people, brave and ingenious. Much lik-j us although they lack our confi- .meetings, sponsored by .the North Carolina Farm Bureau, will be held this week to discuss ways in u'hicfi Tar Heel farmers can assist the national defense program. J. K. Thigpen. chief of the AAA tobacco marketing quota section, will speak in Asheville Tuesday; Charles D. Lewis, assistant' director. of the east central region of A, will speak at Greensboro on Wednesday: I. W. Duggan, director of the southern AAA region, will speak at Gastonia Thursday, and J. B. Hutson, president of the Federal Commodity Credit Corporation, will speak at Greenville Friday. dence. The German always tries to impress people. The Englishman doesn't bother. He doesn't think it's necessary." On the. wall of the little room was a picture of Queen Victoria. The frame was decorated with the gilded flags of her dominions and colonies. In the gathering dusk it was redolent of an era of imperial might. . WON'T t'OMK BACK • "Yes, those were great- days, 1 ' said Barnet. "But I doubt if they can ever'"'come back. Jf they did. would we accept them, the inequalities, the desperate- poverty, ihe stupidity, all those things that we never talked about or worried o\x-.r became we 'ere England? "We can never go back. The I rouble is we hav lived on those memories, so long we have forgotten 10 go forward." As 1 walked down the street, toward Ihe rectory, old William Jef> fcrs caught up with me. William is 87 but his back is still straight and his mustaches arc as fierce—albeit a bit whiter—as they were when he rode with the 17th Lancers in the Boer and World Wars, Old William is in ihe Home Guards now. They tried to keep him out but he produced his old uniform and kept turning up at exorcises until he was accepted. His philosophy is that of the fighting man. ^ "Ah, what's the talk of propaganda and such? The job is to kill Germans. I've seen 'em, I've seen 'em. I've watched men chopped down like blades of grass and I've seen 2,000 guns open a bombardment a! dawn. Aye, afl that and we're still on top. BORN TO KIGHT '.' "Man is born to Jight in battles. We have big arguments, 'the rector and me, although I've taken care of .his place these IS years Htncc the army retired me. Don't listen to him too close; hn's a kind man. but he's too far from this worid." 1 turned down the lane to the rectory isnd old William's last words drifted after me, "Mind what 1 say, man is born to fight like, any animal." The rector's wife greeted me. The rector was out on a Home Guard exercise. "He collects all the thermos jugs he can and wh«n they exercise he goes out with hot ton and bread,for them," she said. "He can't stand war but lie can't stand seein 0 : men go hungry either." ••' ' The rector came-in looking very tired. He had a cup of tea and • gave me a drink. We sat by the fire and he talked of the village, "his" village, for,he has been there since he first came down from Oxford 41 years ago: "There's a curious feeling in the air. A sort of stirring, an awakening to rnora! values. Money does not matter so .,iuch because no one has much and when the war's over, no one thinks there's going to be any money. CLOSER TO GOD "People are going to church more. too. 1 guess they feel closci to God when the planes go over," 1 asked him what sort of Britain these people would demand . after the war. ' "If it lasts much longer, people won't demand anything, they'll just be satisfied with peace." he answered. "Then all,we are fighting for may be Jost. "There's great talk of freedom of other m<t'>ns in London. But down here these people are fighting to live their own lives exactly as they have for centuries. We lave relied on tradition and custom so long that resistance to change has become a tradition." . He thought post-war England would be a kindlier place to live in. "Democracy, economic as well as political, is coming'and that means the end of the old privileged classes and institutions in eluding"—he smiled smile—"myself. hisf worn / "But I doubt If L'ngland ever again. will wish to impose her power on all the world. Here we want peace and our own customs." He smiled. "Americans probably think we could root out this tradition that binds us, that makes us appear at times both grand and foolishj.t's ot possible. Come into the church, I'll show you why." Inside the church, it was musty with the smell of centuries.'Near the entrance was an old stone tablet, its face covered with names/ "Those names." said the rector, "are of the 29 bowmen who left this parish to fight at Agincourt in 1415. There are 19 of those, names on the memorial 'to the dead in the first German war down the road. There are 18 of those names, among the 26 who wrnt out this lime. "No, we are too old. to change." When I left the village as night fell, the Home Guard exercise was ' well advanced. A line of men drifted across the field toward the church. 1 stopped my car at the head of the lane where the rector leaned on the gate smoking his pipe. He gestured at the men: "See, they may never conquer the world again, but they'll fight for what they have," he said. . Vegetables are being grown in more than 5.000 gardens in Belfast, Northern Ireland. MONDAY . TUESDAY. - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY Coutuy and Miss Mollr CllnartS of Tlioma-sville. The body was brought to Thomnn- vlllr this morning and Is now «t Green »n4 Son Funeral Home. Funeml RT- rangeiurnu? are as yet Incomplete bin services will probably be held *omr- timc Tue^rt»y »nd Interment will follow in the family plot »t'Calvary Reformed Church cemetery, west of this city. SNAKEBITE FATAL LENOIR. July 21.—f.'T>>—Mabel Coffcy, 10, died in a hospital here aftrr being b'jlicn by a rattlesnake fon, i while picking berries near hei home. Electrically driven automobiles |er», Mr». Ed \Vtgncr of DuricHon are rapidly increasing' in Sweden. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By WILLIAM E. McKZNXEV America'! CUrd Authority Dummy Ditcardt Seven Losers In Colorful Hand Not all the pleasure of bridge is in playing in it. Hands are interesting in thcmsclvc". Tile real «il NET STAR , HORIZONTAL |f I, 5 Pictured tennis player, 110 Great Lake. 11 To habituate. i 12 Precept. I (IS Artificial streaAu. 15 Drew fatten erf. [ 17 PiSe ot cloth. 118 To go before, |21 To set* to attain. 124 Furnishes .anew vitb Aiuwei- to Previous Puzzle HHHKIHPI wr=«n 33 DHUGSra 'B HffiESHO tasa 28 To uetndL 19 Calyx leaf. SO Allied- S3 To charge with fas. \ Toward. ; Engraver*., 19 Upon. (0 Brinks. I Lubricant { It it silent.. *7 Consumer. 4* To chain*. 50 Knot.. 51 Assembly. 53 Cat's calL SS He is a ftir player of • team of — — l 1UII IVII INK 4 To jump. 5 Twitching. « Silly. 7 Insanity. • To arrange cloth. 9 Snake-like fish. 1 Wagers. SKetone*. 1 Italian coin. I9 x 0 change * gem tetting. 20 Melancholy. 21 He was the ' champion —— tennis player for about 10 years. 22 Cooking utensil. 23 God of war. 25 Blemish, 26 Wing. 27 Perfumed. 31 Deities. 32 Pert girl. '34 Having toes. 37 Airican tree* 38 Oleoresin. 41 Appliance* 42 Therefore, 45 Wild ox. 46 Monk's hood. 48 100 square meters. 49 River. 52 Preposition. 54 Form ol "a." Sam KaU *KQ 10 95432 None • 10 98754. + KJ953 Rubber— None vuL South West P»ss IV 3 4» 4V S 4> Double 7 4> Double North Cast 1 * 2V 4 * Double 6* 6V Red'ble Pas* Opening—V 5. bridse lover gels a thrill from i seeing a colorful, once-in-s-life- \ time freak actually dealt. j Here is a hand sent me by Sam : Kat* of Newark which hangs up some sort of record. I Last did not. KUCSS the killing icnd of s diamond, but opened his partner's suil. Katz, sitting North, ruffed and then cashed the king and ace of clubs. The king of spades was laid down. East did not cover, and the king held, dummy discarding a diamond. When the queen of spades was led. East- covered and dummy trumped. Another trump lead put North in again to cash the rest of the spades, on which dummy shed all the diamonds. ?o that South in the end ruffed out North's deuce of diamonds. One often sees two or three losers discarded, preparatory io ruffing losers in ihe same suil held by the partner's hand. But have you ever before seen seven losers discarded from dummy, so that dummy can ruff just one loser in declarer's hand'.' I never have, and I think thai Ihi5 situation if just as rare as a hand of thirteen spades. SOUTH MAIN STREET GENUINE CANNON TURKISH TOWELS LARGE THIRSTY REG. 15c VALUE APPLE BLOSSOM SOAP TOWEL ENDS *« OLD DUTCH— lOe SIZE Cleanser FRESH DRUGS IN EVERY PRESCRIPTION Many Prescription*, N'« Matter v Carefully Compounded, Are Rendered Impotent Because The Drugs Used Were Net Fr«h. At Mann'i There Are N* St»I« Drut*' MASON JAR LIDS ONE DOZEN 19 PINT ISOPROPYL Alcohol 7c „ 500 PARK LANE Tissues 19c Regular $1 Size—lies. Hind's HIND'S HONEY AND ALMOND Cream Only 49c Soaps 4 odors cake KILLED BV CAR GASTOrs'IA, July 21.— <JT:— v u i' Penley. 29, employe of a mill here, was killed last nighi by an automobile as he walked alonf; a roari i here. I FLIT SPRAY STlfc LADIES HOSIERY Full Fashioned 3 Thread N«w Light Sfcafet Special 49c HOMK TREATMF.NT FOR ATHLETES FOOT NO GREASE—XO MtSS Get Fvingisol, tht new scientific remedy, also ht»U r»\v. cracked toes. L'se Funjisol «t night and jour troubles soon disappear. Funjtbol i' a liquid and t»sv to use. Only 33c at MANN'S FUNGISOL Electric Fits 100 -. 5 Grain Tablet* Aspirin 9c JAR RUBBERS ONE DOZEN 4 GUAKANTCED S-Inch .« Value 10-lnrh S5 Value. $149 $3.98 CLAPP'S Baby Foods for 19c BOX OF 50 Book Matches 6c SOc Quurt Gulf Spray 29c Gulf Spr*yer UN...

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