Apri! 20, 1943 Major Leagues Officially Open Season Today By JUDSON BAILEY New York, April 20 ~-(/l'i—Weath- er pormiliing, the major leagues will take charge of the sports scene again today with a single [game at Washington and then will let loose ti full broadside tomorrow with all teams in action. The stnrt of the season this year .is no signal for a public holiday as fit nflen has boon in the pnsl. Hut ; iiispilo of the pressure of-war, bnse- |ball ha.; managed to retain its hold on the interest of fans throughout ho nation and will have its fami- • lia.- owning day furbelows — pub- 'lic officials throwing out the first I balls, pennants being raised, bands |playing.!ind peanuts enough for everybody. At Washington today a crowd of 27,000 was expected at Griffith Stadium to see the Senators tackle Mho Philadelphia Athletics. Manpower Commissioner Paul V. McNult was selected to handle the opening pilch assignment with Luman Harris of the A's and Dutch Leonard of the Nationals taking over afterward. Tomorrow this scene will be reenacted at other ball parks. In the American League the regular onening day program calls for Washington at New York, Boston at Philadelphia, Detroit at Cleveland and Chicago' at St. Louis. In the National' League the world champion St. Louis Cardinals will invade Cincinnati, Pittsburgh will be at Chicago. New York at Brooklyn and Philadelphia at Boston. The Yankees will raise their American League pennant in pre- game ceremonies with League President William Harridge officiating and Mayor Fiorcllo LaGuar- dia will throw out the first ball. Partly because of weather un- certanitios* and partly because many fans .arc' loo busy in midweek to get to the games, the attendance on opening day this year is likely to be less than in the past. If all eight games gel by the weather the total turnout probably will be in excess of IfiO.OOO a decline of approximately 25.(100 .from last year. Only at Cincinnati, always a great first day center, is a sellout expected. The prospect oC seeing the Cardinals clash with the Reds, with j big Mori Cooper matched against ARKANSAS PAGE FIVE Long John MS •COPPED Trtf. ~<3i IMTWE A^t-A^ I3PUMS - WHICM By HUGH FULLERTON,' JR. Wide World Sports Columnist Johnny Vander Mecr .mound, is counted upon on lo the fill Crosley Field to its capacity of 30,000. f A crowd oC 30,000 also is predicted for New York's debut with Washington, but this is less than half the capacity of huge Yankee Stadium. Ernie Bonham, the big righthanded ace of the Yanks, has bbeh"'designated by Manager Joe McCarthv lo pitch against Earl •Wynn of Ihe Senators. ' Another baseball show of consid- ciablc interest will be staged across town in Ebbel Field, home of Iho Brooklyn Dodgers, who will be staVtinR thoir p e n n a n t quest against. Ihe New York Giants. On the mound it will be Ed Head for Ihe Dodgers and Bill Lohrman for 'Ihe Giants. The Cardinals and Yankees have been made favorites by the baseball writers lo repeal their championships of last year, but all observers acknowledge Ihul the outlook is; more confusing Ihis year than ever. Man slars of lasl sea- on have joined the armed services and more are being called by draft boards from day lo day. For instance, it was announced yesterday that Vander Meor has been placed in 1-A and wilh his departure will go a large share of the Reds' pennant chances. Boys at Front to Get Daily Ball Reports fjj By HAROLD CLAASSEN New York, April 20 (/I J i— Uncle Sam has made certain lhal his ,J fighting nephews, wherever they • J? may be. will know nil about the baseball season that gets under way today with the Philadelphia Athletic playing Washington before capital city dignitaries. Both Iho Office of War Information and the Army itself will broad- east vocal accounts of all games Ihis season while the OWI also will end Ihe scores around the world bv wireless telegraphy. s >~f Under the guidance of Paul Stewarl, head of the voice broad( isling division, the OWI will beam nine programs a day to all p n-ts of iho globe. In these, such announcers as Red 5 Barber. Rian Loma.x. Paul Doug- New York, April 20 — (/P) — In case you've heard that rumor that Ihe American League was about to back down on the 1941! model baseball because il is "dead" — forget it. . . Proxy Will Harridge says: "We will start will) the new ball and use it all the way through the season.". . . The umps have been instruclod not to let any other kind get into the games, and markings are distinctive so there's no chance o( a mixup. . . Golf is booming in South America and so is the demand for golf balls from the U. S. You'd think they would just grow their own. . . George Veenker, Iowa Stale athlolic director, suggests summer football training for newly- enrolled freshmen who will make up mosl of the college varsity squads next fall. fore Jt.flQO fans in years, Stan Nelson of Fort Dodge, Iowa, reports thai the Sox and Cubs drew 7,500 there lasl April. . . The Trenton, N. J., mile track won't be ready for harness races this summer shortage. Gilbert Turns Up With Veteran Pitcher, Catcher Atlanta, April 20 — (/n — Larry (Lasl Minute) Gilbert, the sunbaked skipper of Nashville's baseball fortunes, has wrapped up a neat surprise package for his Southern Association baseball opponents. The skipper rummaged around al a late hour yesterday and came up with a couple of rare as red- uim veterans, a catcher and a pitcher, to bolster his patched up.Vol- unteers and was still haunting -the trading tents far into Ihe night for more baseball talent. Gilbert said his new catcher /is Waller Ringhofor, the mounda- man, Henry Singer. Both will report lo Ihe Nashville team in Al- lanla Thursday, day before the opener wilh Ihe Crackers. Gilbert was keeping Ihe wires hot in hope of landing a second baseman and another outfielder. Other last minute player deals seemed in Ihe offing al Memphis where Manager Doc Prolhro seeks a catcher and at Knoxville where Pilot Buddy Lewis is looking for experienced first baseman. The veteran Mick O'Neill is Ihe only capable backstop on the Memphis roster. Rookie Catcher Jimmy Sullis quit line Chicks' squad yes- lerday. Prolhro announced also that he had released Jimmy Hicks, a righthanded pitching prospect. Pele Gray, Ihe one - armed outfielder purchased from Toronto, showed up well in Memphis fielding and hitting exhibitions and may take on a regular assignment wilh the Chicks. Johnny Morrow, utility infielder- oulfielder, checked in at Ihe New Orleans camp and is expected to fill Ihe Pelican's gap at third base. Blades indicaled he would slarl Vernon (Trader) Horn, his ace chunkcr, against. Birmingham in the season opener. Manager Buck Fausell scheduled an intra-squad game for his Lillle Rock Travelers loclay and said Ihe Abandon Ship!\ For Rent FOUR ROOM HOUSE. G O O ft well water. Pasture and garden started. See J. S. 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Somewhere in the throng a prctly Russian girl was trying to get the conductor's attention, lo beg ' him lo appear al her village. Po b"g;)n "Russia," one of Hollywood's film tributes to the Soviet ally. (Another: Sam Goldwyn's "North Slar.") Gregory Raloff. our own mad Russian, was direcling Ihis pic- Hire on flic same lot, M-GM, thai made "Ninotchka" and "comrade X," pre-war film jabs at Communism and the Soviet Times and labor Today's Guest Star 0 John Berkebilc, Burlington (la.) HawkEye Gnzette: "Now that they're teaching WAACS, WAVES and oven high school girls the heretofore 'manly' art of jujitsu, American wooing technique is bound to man who goes to Germany, pretending to be a traitor and lining up with the Nazis — a sort of Lord Haw-Haw character. When Sanders came to Ihe set. ready to work, he was not interested in talking about pictures, or Sanders, or — in short, — in talking much. The star of "Appointment ; .n Berlin" had an appointment with Uncle Sam. Just under 38, he was — if he passed the physical — in line for a real appointment in Berlin. team would meet. Camp Robinson attitudes have changed but Ratoff Wednesday. The Rocks still haven't has not. He is still the same volu- played an exhibition tilt, weather spoiling plans for games with Memphis Sunday and with the Stuttgart Army Air base last week. Bucky Jacobs, a righthander, oomcd as the probable starling pit- change. How humiliating, f'in- Rolfe And Ready News item: Coach Red Rolfc to play third for Yale against PhHlcis today.) Coach Robert the Red has got the itch To hit whatever the Phillies pilch. And would like to make some agers He'll try a comeback in the majors, For in college a coach is beyond the pale Unless he plays for dear old Yale. One-Minute Sports Page Jockey Marion Haycock figures that because he was tossed off a hoss at Churchill Down last week that makes "Rochester" Anderon's Burnt Cork virtually a cinch to win the Kentucky Derby. . . The reasoning is that the last ilme Hacock rode Burnt Cork to victor he had to hustle out of a hospital bed to do it. ... The 165-pound wrestling champion at Missouri Militare 5,,2 ,a2 Rajah's son. . . Correcting this department's recent second hand report that Iho While Sox hadn't played a spring exhibition be- stancc, it'll be to get tossed into Ihe nearest clump of bushes the first time pou try to steal that good night kiss from our commando- trained best gal." Quote, Unquote Q After a brief training period at Navy's flight prep school at Amherst. Ted Williams says he'd like to go to college there. . . Because, says Ted, "you realize what a meat head you are when you sit down with those lads." Service Micke McConncll, former front office man and scouting director of the Dodgers' farm system, has been named busines manager of the 20th armored division baseball team at Camp Campbell, Ky. The team manager is George Lacy, former Red Sox catcher. Fort Sheridan, 111., is getting a new nine- hole golf course, gift of Mrs. B. J. Rosenthal of Chicago. During the first year the Iowa Navy Pre Flight school was in operation, there were 2,450 athletic events for and by the cadets, an average of almost ten for each working day. Punch Lines Corporal Billy Conn is on active service, Which should make Ilirohito nervous. Fights Last Night By The Associated Press Tampa, Fla. — Willie Pep, 128, Hartford, Conn., New York World featherweight champion, outpoint- ed Angel Aviles, 128, Mexico City (10). Holyoke, Mass. —Tommy Jcssup, 130, Springfield, Mass., knocked out Pete Galiano, 143, BaltimoKe (1). Baltimore —Charles 'l.u!u> Constantino, 129, and Frankie Carlo, 129 1-2, Philadelphia, drew (12). Washington — P\U. Jimmy Collins, Baltimore, and Jimmy Phillips. Cumberland, Md., drew (8) (lightweights.) Newark, N. J. — Larry Lane, 189, Trenton, knocked out Nap Mitchell, 203. Philadelphia (1) Pvl. Larry Scalone. 175, Newark, out- pointed Pvt. Gib Jones, 173, Cincinnati, (Ci. New Orleans — Louis (Kid) Co- Service Here on blc. English - twisting, enthusiastic fellow he always was. perhaps more so because he was making a movio .-.bout his native soil. He-had his little joke, even so: signs I home in Dallas, having spent the threatening dire consequences to weekend with their parents, Mr. Pvt. Leonard England, who is with the Coast Guard in New Jersey, has returned to his post of duty since spending some time with his mother who has been seriously ill. Pvt. Lee England and Pvt. Tom England of San Antonio also have been attending their mother's bedside. Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Mullins and children have returned to their cher for the Chattanooga Lookouts anybody on the set who speaks n their opener against Knoxville. Red Lane probably will catch. The hard - working Atlanta team prepared to mix with the powerful 'orl Benning baseballers today in the Crackers' ninth practice tussle of the season while inlra - squad lilts occupied Ihe Birmingham Barons in their conditioning campaign. ;••. Workmen's Insurance Rates to Be Lowered Ltille Rock, April 20 —(/P)— Arkansas workmen's compensalion insurance rates will be lowered four or five per cent June 1 for all except nine classifications., Insurance Commissioner J. Herbert Graves announced. Grave said the reduction would mean an annual savings of approximately $150,000 lo insurers. Rates have twice been reduced since the- slate system was inaugurated in 1940. Reductions will not be extended to bottling plants, saw mills, logging and lumbering operations, mining, retail clolhing stores, unclassified retail stores, auto acces- ories and service stalions, sale- men and holels, Ihe commisioncr said. "The revised rales will not represent a flat reduction as in the case of iho previous revisions but will take into account the Arkansas experience developed for' each classification," Graves explained. Russian. This was a joke because Ratoff himself would be the. first to feel his own ax. "Russia" is Robert Taylor's final picture before reporting for naval aviation duty. The girl is Susan Classified Ads must be in office day before publication. All Won[ Ads cash in adv&nce. Not taken over the Phone. One time—2c word, minimum 30e Six times—5c word, minimum 75e Three times—3i/ 2 c word, minimum SOc One month—18c word, minmium 52.70 Rates are for continuous Insertions only "THE MORE YOU TELL THE QUICKER YOU SELL." For Rent THOROUGHBRED E N G L I S H| bull dog, female, brindle cplorl, Must sell immediately Phonef 749-W after 5 p; m. 17-Otelfi' Lost OFFICERS WOOL DRESS SHIRT-! khaki color. 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In "Right Guy" new leading man Jess Barker, from the stage, was undergoing a physical from draft board pronoimce him 4-F, so chag- rinning him that he can't go back and face the youngsters who idolized him at home and acclaimed him as their hero. He goes to work at a war plant, moots riveting Claire Trevor, and finds heroism a I home. While the scene was being filmed, a parly of visiting soldiers arrived lo watch. They had come to see movie glamor, and what they saw was a draft board examination. They all g r i n n e d, but agreed it looked like the real thing. Afterward Jess Barker, who hails from Greenville, S. C., and Broadway, told how his screen lesl was made by Gregory Ratoff. Jess appeared on the lesl stage, along with two oilier lending man candidates, both of whom proceeded to get Ratoff's goat. "I think he got so irritated with them lhal he went out of his way to make mo feel at home," says Jess. "I believe that's why I got the contract." In "Appointment in Berlin' George Sanders plays an English- ' sugar, Hall said and Mrs. Roy Mullins and Mr. anc Mrs. E. Aaron. Mrs. Horace Tye has been spending several weeks with her husbanc who is stationed with the Army at Grenada, Miss. Glendon McWilliams has gone to Memphis to take training in a school for mechanics in the Air Corps. Jack Rogers is in a hospital in Little Rock and friends will be glad to know he is doing very well the past few days. Eld. E. T. Burgess of Waldo will fill his regular appointment at Shover Spring Saturday night and Sunday. Everybody is urged to attend church. Sugar Available for Home Canning Little Rock, April 20 — (ff>)— Arkansas housewives may get sugar for home canning of 1943 fruit crops by applying to their local rationing boards, District OPA Director Robert P. Hall announced today. 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Box 869 — Texarkana, Texas — Phone 1809-J Write, Phone or Come to Office South of Town on T. & P. Tracks. -. ^ "& V jfelas and Don Dumphy will give the coa, 152, New York and Charles 'Ikfccores and brief accounts of Ihe Burley, 152 14, Minneapolis, drew Aigarnet-. No play-by-play will be 'Wbroadcast, Stewart said, because jjttrans-oceanic slalic might combine |wilh the noise of Ihe crowd at the [game to drown oul the speaker. The Army Special Service Corps [broadcasts a 10-minvite snorts pro- Igrum, prepared under Maj. Irving gfogel's supervision., thvee times a llay from New York and the same lumber of times daily from the coast. Six days a week Joe Hasell of Jhe Blue Network is Ihe announcer c vilh Ted Busing and Bill Stern co- ppcraling on alternate seventh ays. In addition, the Army sends Ijanseribcd interviews to camps evo y where. "Do the boys like it?" asked ,'glcwart. "All'I can say is'that the S forces landed in North Africa in .November 8 and we still were etting questions from there in anuary on the outcome of Thanks- iving Day football games." (10). Ocean Park, Cal. — Jack Chase, 148, Los Angeles, scored a technical knockout over Leon Zurita, 153, Los Angeles (15). Sports Mirror By The Associated Press Today A Year Ago — Bob Mont- , , . . . , , . _, gomery, 137 12. outpointed Joe Per- 3; per and banking fortune in Okalla in Philadelphia bout. ^ : "] d « rkn Ti 8 :,Ai his death, Nakdimen was Announcement was made in the churches of Hope Sunday of Ihe special 7:00 a. m. Easier Sunrise Service to be held in the High School Stadium. All churches in the Ministerial Alliance are cooperating to make Ihis an unusual service, and a record attendance is expected. Special music will be presented by Mrs. Paul Gaslon, pianist, Clifford Franks directing the congregational singing, and Kenneth Crank, playing an instrumental poslludc. Rev. Paul Gaston, pastor of Hope Gospel Tabernacle, will bring the Easter message. Fort Smith Banker, Newsman Dies Fort Smith, April 20 —(/Pi—A sudden illness brought death lasl night to 1. H. Nakdimen, 73, who came to the United States as a Russian immiyrant boy had built a news- Three Years Ago — Elaine Rideout won 4:10 mile al Kansas relays with Glenn Cunningham last. Five Years Ago — Bob Feller, in first start of season, held St. Louis Browns lo one hit. lhal by Bill Sullivan in sixlh, and won, 9-0. Dakar, French Wesl Africa, is almost equidistant from South America and Europe. It is 1,860 miles from Natal, Brizil; and from Gibraltar. president of the City National Bank of Fort Smith. Al one lime he was president of 16 banks in this section. Nakdimen began his career as a merchant at Muldrow, Okla., and late. 1 entered, the newspaper and banking fields, moving to Fort Smith many years ago. Survivors include a daughter, a son, a sister and a brother. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. M friend back again Ipyouwifhyour te telephone calls/ "If you've got telephone calls to make, I'm the telephone that can handle them. When things got scarce on account of the war, I was hustled out of the warehouse to be put back to work,. .. "Sure, those little handset telephones are nice. But I can do anything they can do, and using me you help to save metals for the war. '' I handled a lot of important matters for the lady I started out with 10 years ago. The night she got engaged she said I certainly was one grand telephone. "Well, I haven't changed a bit." SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY Till war ends — pleose make fewer and shorter telephone calls.
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