The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 27, 1944
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PAGE SIX BLYTIJKVIU.K COURHOU NKWS Few Seals Left For N.O. Classic .Alabama and Duke Squads Prepare For Sugar Bowl Tilt NEW ORLEANS^ Dec. 27 (UP.)— Officials of the New Orleans Sugitr Bowl game nre happy be- 1 cause U's a sellout for the massive stadium on New Year's Day when Alabama pits Its .Crimson Tide against Duke. Virtually every one of (lie 73,000 seats have already been paid for and by game time the rest will be sold. .. '.The odds still favor the Bine Devils heavily, but backers of the Crimson Tide say the odds have been wrong before. Coach Frank Thomas slid his gridders will leave Tuscaloosa, Aln.,, today for Baton Rouge, La., to continue workouts for the big game. Duke- stay's at Durham; N. C., until Friday when Ihe team goes directly to New Orleans. Coach Eddie Cameron plans Lo hold a limbering-up drill Sunday In Sugar Bowl stadium. .Alabama, which won five, lost one, and tied two games during lit; 1944 season, rolled up a total of 24G points In the eight games. Compared with this record, Duke 'amassed a total of 201 points In nine games while winning Hvc and josing four. Duke's losses were all by close scores and to such 'stalwarts as ) Pennsylvania, North Carolina Navy. Army "and Navy. "Bainn". lost to Georgia's Bulldogs and tied Louisiana- State and Tennessee. Bowl games ere not new lo either team. Duke has been in the Rose Bowl twice, but losl b'olh games, one .to Southern California and another to Oregon State. Alabama has had learns in three different bowls for a total of seven games', and her bowl record shows five wins against .one loss and one tie. The' Crimson Tide has won three, lost one and lied one In the Rosebowl, and won n game In each 'of the Cotton and .Orange Bowls. •It will he the first appearance for either tram in the Sugar Bowl classic. • ' * SeobeeTWiH Observe 3rd Anniversary "-WASHINGTON, Dee. .27. (UP) — the fighting Seabees, whose motto Lj;: "Can- Do" have proved, after th'fee""years' of "service with the Navy that they'caii do most anything. ' The Navy's Seabees, who flgh 1 'vvith one hand and build with tin other, celebrate their third annlvcr safy tomorrow. 'Ariel during, those three years they have n record of participation in every major amphibious invasion of this ,war. : . The naval "construction unit was organized in'December of 1941, (our days after the.fall of Wake Island. The ; organization.has.grown from an/qriginaj nucleus of-3300 men to ' sonie>-200,000 men.. Three-fourths of them'iije. qyersfss'.V'here t ley.-hnVp '' ' ' s .;bf '' Another Atkinsoh' WEDNESDAY, DECHMH15K 27, 19-M DOPE BUCKET It's Jimmy, cousin of Ted Atkinson, America's lending jockey Jimmy, 17, iipprcntkc buy a I Saul;! Anita, hopes lo follow in his. illustrious relative's footsteps. Nine Games On Vandy Schedule Commodores Returning To Grid Competition After Two Years NASHVILLE, Dec. 27. (UP)—A nine-game schedule has been arranged foi 1 Vand erbilt's football :eam which returns to action next Fall. The Commodores have been war casualties for past two cars. The schedule: Sept. 29.—Tennessee Tech at Nashville (tentative). Oct. 0.—University of Mississippi at Nashville. Oct. 13.—University of Florida at Gainesville. Oct. 20.—University of Kentucky at Nashville. Oct. 27.—Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge. Nov. 3.—Virginia Military Institute at Nashville (tentative). Nov. 10.—University of Ohtitta- liopga at Chattanooga (tentative). Nov. 17.—University of Alabama at Nashville. .Dec. 1.—University of Tennessee at Knoxvllle. •1 J. T. HNAI.K IS WKIVJ'UN The final chapter In the nlli- lellc career of one of Ulythovillc High School's finest and greatest products was written at the grave yesterday. Amid military .surroundings which he had known for the last two years, Tech. Scrgt. James G. (Date) rtohcrl.s was laid to rest, the vic- (Im of n bullet on the rifle range at Camp Campbell, Ky., which had been designed not for him but the foes which are trying to destroy the way of life for (which he and other fine young Americans are righting and dying. . Like his teammate and close friend, Cant. Calvin (llickorynul Head) Moody, who preceded him In death just a week before, James Roberts left something fine and loblc for Ills many, friends, class- iiiitcs and associates to remember. Not only was he a great 'football ycr mid outstanding boxer, but clcancut, ambitions and industrious young man who gave far norc to this life than he gained. He was a distinct credit to the 'ootball fields where he shone jvightly, and the squared circles where he earned fame but not fortune, lie simply used them as a means to further n great Ideal, that of equipping himself for a richer, Uiller life, only to be called away by the Creator/ who had other plans far too Divine for us to understand. NICKNAME NOT UKVEM.ING f do not know who was responsible for the nickname ''Dabs". If It were tacked on because he was a gab artist, it certainly missed the mark. He was anything but thai. In fact, he could easily have qualified as the "Silent One." He didn't talk much, especially about himself and what he had or was doUjg. He let his actions speak lor themselves, especially In athletics, which were plenty loud. Never shall I forget the first time I saw James. Soon after Carney >nd many a foe fell before his hni.sls and iJijiichf.s. DECI.LNKS I'UO CJAMU Vor n fellow who didn't care ibout fighting, "Bnbs" did nil right with Ihe gloves. He packed TNT In his fists, particularly his right, anil scored mosl of his victories via (hat powerhouse. He gained his bluest and most publicized triumphs as n member ot Joe Craig's Golden Glovers, lie not only «on Hie MlilSoulli heavyweight title one year, but represented that class on Ibe West em tcnm against the East In New York's fumed Madison Square Garden, lie scored one victory but was beaten i>y Ihe future champion, a big hani Hitting Negro. Craig urged .lames to forsake the slmon puic.s mid go in /or professional boxing with the prediction hat lie would go n long ways in .he game, earn a fortune, but the offer was declined. He was a true, loyal friend. He vas a man. Ho will bo missed. Ma v God (live us grace to respond i as never before In view of Ihe In- ..„,,],].,., , m ,.p a livintr „.„,» ...,,i <.,»,.,.,-;ri..,i ,.!...i couicini, make a lumg. followed' close; 'on the ; liee - .— -..; {f«si64:; troops 'tt; build- .a Irs Mfs • • ah d leases ^ fighting. li?odj}S>can i i.;He}e>Y jiist iip'ric', exiiniple;! Iroin a thick and colorful record flic of (Seabce skill, courage : and hard 'work. \ " ; . The Japanese were making their last and most desperate attempt to drive American forces off BoiiBain- ville. And most of their success depended upon whether or not they could knock out the airfields the Seabees had built. .Well, they poured mortar and shell fire on the air strips formearly two weeks. But as fast as they fell, the Seabees repaired the damage. At 1 no time were the fields out of operation for more than 30 minutes. And not once were the nights interrupted, a thrilling tribute lo men who "can-do." Pro Gndders Co-operated CHICAGO, Dec. 27. (DPI—Commissioner Elmer Laydcn of the National Pvofessional Football League denies that, the game has interfered wilh tlie war effort. Says uiydcn: "Since Pearl .Harbor we have taken the situation us we have found it, fulfilling every government requirement. If, at any time, there. ha<| been the slightest indication that our opration retarded the \vnr effort, we should not have gone nhend. /"We played 4-F's and .-medical d|schafgeos," the pro nilcr says. "Many-of-our men worked in war plants in playing foot- bivlli'V •'-'•• •• >••'•. : . . Laydcn defends the gridiron sport as a source of recreation and rc- Laslie came to assume the nig Chief role of the degraded Chlcknsaw football tribe, a group of cnthusl- sts set about to help in the re- ivcnated program, 'rliere were a umber of promising Ulythcvlllc oys who Imd ciropiwrl out of school o work and it was their task lo ucoiii'agc them'to-return, if possi le. Byron Walker, who later be- imc known as "The Ripper,' 1 ne. James Roberts was another. Babs" was working at or neai Dycss. Tlianks to the help of his rothcr, Dick, James agreed lo re- 1111. We were on the football field •hen I first got a peek at James believe it wns Joe Craig who In- Tropical Park Will Continue Th'rough Jan. 3 • MIAMI, Dec. -27 (U.P.)—Tnkiiig . Ihe government at its word, Tropical Park will continue its dails' nine-race program • through Jan. 3. Thats the date when the government ban goes into effect. Earlier, Tropical directors had planned to quit Jan. 2. : War Mobilization Director James P; Byrnes' request 'Saturday, that racing planls be closed "by Jan. 3' was interpreted, Tropical oilicials said, to mean that, races could be run on Jan. 3. With the approval of the State Racing Commission, 1 the ninth race was added to the daily card In an effort to raise funds la be distributed among horsemen who wen particularly hard hit by the ban The'extra day of racing will bi attempted in order to dktribuU more purse money to horse owners according to the Gables Racing Association. Late Tuesday, It was disclose lasntion for both civilian and military fnns, and in answer to a statement by War Mobilization Uirectoi James Byrnes, lie adds: "There is nothing mystifying about why boy can lake part in athletics although he Is not, physically (nullified for armed service. "I Imd a letter recently," Liiydcn says, "from a general on the European front, telling of a soldier who had lo be taken out of the Iron lines, against Iii.s will, because' of n trick knee. The sohlier was r. loot- ball player, an,j he can still pla> football." Byrnes, in a letter lo Draft Chle Lcwjs Hershey, had said that th iblic found it hard to undcvstam ow a man could be unqualiticxl to ctivc service, and still compete i Beware Coughs from common edits That Hang On Creomulslon relieves promptly be cause It goes right to the seat ol the trouble to help loosen and expe ^erm laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, In flamed bronchial mucous mem cranes. Tell your druggist to sell yoi ft bottle of Creomuklon with the un - derstanding you must like the way i >• quickly allays the cough or you ar to have your money back. v, GRCOMULSION S.Ctet Colds. Ironehiti ctivc Coach . Curly Lnmbeau of 111 Solid Comfort on a Super-Sofa lion dollars. All the government realized from the sales was 21 million dollars. It means that (he FSA Ls, so far, liquidating these costly dreams at less than 40 cents on ie dollar. In fanning, govenimejit manage- lent is showing a loss of Co per ent. We have no right to expect. i:it losses from government, man, gomciit would be less in manu- acturlng, If they ran only 60 per cut, it would mean production cut i half, wages lowered accordingly nd prices advanced; perhaps entiled. Undertaken on a big scale, t would mean living standards lalf as high as we nre used to—for II of us. I'm In favor of keeping mi- private enterprise system. ..••' creased need and intensified chal- cngc, is my prayer as we continue o lo,se these fine young men. LOOKING AHEM Ktfottat „,- , _. , ., 1)Ut thls fails lo I )rovc tllfl <- tllc I Administration lias sold quite i few With 50 acres i pc,- family, homes government can farm, least of all of the government's .Stone,I clustered in artistic groups like with human misfits on the land. • — H.M.UIOIIICIII No I'uturu In This Up to now, the Federal Security fiscal year, somt! c-hairs at a lawn iete, the "farmers" were supposed lo do specially | production of top-grade produce and ' truck to yield fancy prices. Unfortunately, somehow, the (ilnu didn't work. Ucshcc is being sold, as are j mnny of the govennncnls other pipe-dream farms. Among them is the 3453-acic Lake Dick farm near 1'ine Bluff. Ark. 1'sychology of Relief An early discovery at Deshee was get on government relief rolls. The farmers knew little more than projects. The total number disposed of before the end of 19M cost the taxpayers of America some 71 mll- orlrt's champion Green Bay Pnck- rs says the Byrnes ruling, which as resulted in a call to review the atus of all pro athletics, will iiave ttle effect on the Packers, "That ." Lambcnu says, "unless there Is drastic lowering of physcial stnnd- rds for military service. Grange contends that if WOT con- live and plantalion operator. The figures' will not be flattering but enough preliminary data arc available already to cushion the shock for his admiring public. About ten yciir.s ago a foolish notion grew suddenly, almost mys- -jriously, popular. The idea wa.-i that poor farmers got poor (anyhow didn't get rich) because they never hu<i a chance. Big fat capitalists, it seemed, kept the juice squeezed out of them all the time. So Uncle Sam, with Rexford Guy Tugwcll standing on his shoulder and whispering in his ear, clashed to the rescue. . Kesciie Ihe Farmer! A famous federal project, one of many, to fortify hand-picked relief cases "back ou the soil," was Ihe 2271-acre Ucshce farm near Vin- roduced him. After Roberts had ccnnes. ind. It was taken for grant- oined the others I tinned 'to Joe ed that 42 families could make a Hd casually remarked, '"He looks living (here after the government ike a fighter lo me." had puiil half a million dollars for 'He IS n fighter, and a good one," the land mid one of 20 agricultural ame the retort. , lending agencies had helped out IOBERTS TACKS POWER with $100,000 more. It was, how-, And the author of that candid ever, too much to expect. They .talemeiit was'exactly right. l'\>r ' fames Roberts developed into one f the greatest fighters and warriors n the glorious golden football era imlor cnrucy Lasllc, and : Joe. Dilciy, vho succeeded , Laslltv at the close of: tlie, 193G .season. ;Hijr'was sblcct.ed ~>i\ the ; !iiythlcql'..all:State,.lcnw'.at he close of his last season. It was in tlie strength of this great play hat he earned a scholarship at the University of Alabama. He continued to shine with the Big lied Elephants? serving as co-caplaln during the senior year, despite (he fact that he weighed less than 175 pounds. James' greatest asseU on the football field and in the ring were his natural fighting spirit, clean living hnbits. plus a desire to make good. My, how that fellow could block and lackle! I can recall how Conch Uislie, a fanatical adherent to these two powerful fundamentals, used to shout approval and encouragement when "Dabs," Calvli: Moody, Albert Ridings and O'Nei Craig, especially, tore into the dummy. "Here's a boy who can make 'eir pop," Carney would say as "Babs' unhesitatingly threw his body across the swinging apparatus, or during r.ou-nfield blocking exercises, without exception, I think, James Rob ert.s belong* at the head of Hit local class for blocking downfield And how he loved to see 'em fa] 1 shrank, to eight families. Mnny of them left because they didn't like thi> surroundings People en relief become fastidious. Fliyh prices on just about everything of value, nil aspect of war- boi'n inflation, is what saves our country from charging off these highfalutin agricultural experiment;, almost completely. Losses on Desh- and others to sell soon, may be ll because of well- timed sale. 1 ;, TERMINIX TERMINATES TERMITES Don't rely on makeshift methods of Icrnutu control. Let (lie world's : largest termite control nrgani/.a- lion protect you ugainsl costly ilaniiigc. Free inspections on request. BRUCE TERMINIX CO. Licensee of E. L. Bruce Co. HIEMl'HIS SJNC'li 1527 Unseen elements There arc "Unseen Elements" ..,..-, .'. in every filled prescription ... elements invisible but urgently important. Tlicv are the integrity of the pharmacist himself anil the profession he represents... the freshness o£ the drugs he uses... and our refutation backed by many years of dependable prescription service.. These "Unseen Elements" are your assur- \ ance of quality. Your' Regi^lcrcd Pharmacist KIRBY BROS. DRUG STORES Main & Second—Main & Division—Main & Uroaihray Bombers To Vie. i'-L Greenville, Miss.,Quint Tonight •[-,-. Army Air Field Bombers will :eek ihelr eighth win of Die cuf-' ent basketball season, when theji ace a quintet from Greenville •' Army Air" Field, Greenville, Miss., onlght, al the BAAP Rec 'Hall,"in" i Midsouth Service league con- est. Game time is 8:15 p. m. Tlie 3ombcrs have lost only one coh- .cst during 1944. R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark; WEEK-DAY NIGHTS Box Office Opens 7:15—Show SUrU at 7:30. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS '•'. Box Office Opera 1 Bhow Start* 1:15 Time Today "ALDR1CH FOR PRESIDENT" Starring Jimmy Lydon KKO NEWS and COMEDY. Thursday and Friday A WAVE, a WAC and a MARINE •;' irith Klysc Knnv, Anne C, lilts, Sally Eilers, Kiclianl I/.me and Marjoric Waodn-orUi Selected Short IRRITATIONS OF EXTERNALCAUSE powra.i. ncno pimplra. simple itious continue without change, no letter, siilt rheum, luiinim Nlguc should operate. -...-.•-. . . Hat Senator CJaudc I'cppcr. Gov- rnor Spessard U Holland and Sovci nor-Elect Millaid Calclwell iad decided not lo appeal to Vashington for part lime racing or or an extension of the deadline. , , ami usly brokcu-oiit, skin. Millions rc- liovo itclmiB. Inirtiiiig nml sotcnosa of HiC9cmi.<cric3ttiih llui .<muplelioinc treatment. Black ami )Ylii(e Ointment gma lo work at once. Aiila hc.iling. works (ho i\ntisci>l!p w:iy. 25 yoars IQc. ;!oc. 6Dc silos. Purch:tso prico reftiutloil if you ra not entisficil. Use only na di- rcctort. Vital in clo.insitiK is cowl soap. Lniuy Ubck and While Skin So,-)]) daily. AETNA LIFE 8. ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO. E. Representative Lynch Dldg. If It's HARDWARE We Have It or Can Get It If It's At All Obtainable! HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. "25 Years' Continuous Service" WANTED URGENTLY NEEDED TO HELP NAVAL PLANT CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St.. Sat. slarf.s 1Z:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 -\ Continuous shows Sat. and Srin, Wednesday & Thursday ' Double Feature J DARING YOUNG MAN" with Joe E. Brown and 'THAT OTHER WOMAN' wilh Virginia Gilmorc & James Ellison The Drink of the Southern Genf/eman" GLENBY-FRASER & CO., Newark, N, J. tOO proof New York, N.Y. ittsu^i- a« Mi'vr.its co., W,YTIII:VIM-K, AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS BY Winston, Haglin, Missouri Valley and Sollitt (Prime Cootracton) ' GOOD PAY FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE JOB Time and half for overtime. Food and lodging available on the job for workers at $1.20 per day. Excellent working conditions.. Help build this plant so vitally needed by our fighting forces. .t: Hiring On The Spof and Free Transportation Furnished At Every • UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE IN ARKANSAS New Theater Manila's Finest A'hat have you done today t some mother's son should die on tomorrow? —BUY BONDS— in our lobby. No Waiting. We are issuing agents. Wednesday & Thursday; "MARK TWAIN" Wilh Frcdric March and Alesis Smith Fox News i Short tf yon aic now engaged iu an essential activity at your highest sliil!, ilo not apply. All hiring ilcmc in accordance with War <M.inpo;fer Commission llons. Men under 21 and women under 18 must have minor's release form signed hy parents which can be oblaincd a I Employment Office. Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 Wednesday & Thursday Trocadero' With Rosemary Lane & Johnny Downs ^ News of the Day- Short

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