The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 28, 1944
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PAGE SIX Bombers Defeat Greenville Five Rally In Second Half : To Beat Mississippi Quintet, 66 to 41 Army Air Field Bombers clinched their fifth MidSoutli Service League basketball game and their eighth win of trouncing- the the'- season by Greenville AAP Fliers 60-41 lust nlglit nt (lie BAAP Rec. Hall. Behind at the half by two jxiinis, 27-25, Blythcvjlic rolled up 25 points- to their opponents' six In the third quarter to cop the game. The Greenville quintet assiuncd tin early lead but could never hold It securely. Both teams used man- lo man defense.') which made for high scoring and fast play. ACT Jim Pemrlck, key man for Greenville, monopolized Ihe blackboards in the first period. However, the Bombers went oul in front al the end of the first quaricr, 15-10, on two lay-up shots by ACT Joe Linskcy. The game went ntp-nnd-tuck in the second quarter with ACT n. Hcrschelnian of the Pliers maintaining Greenville's lead witti three well-shot long sets, and onc- hsnd Hings. ACT Jehu Gcrrard set in two 'baskets aud a foul to give Blyihcvllte Hie lend once more, but Hcrschelnian countered again at the end of the second quarter to pul Greenville in from, 27-25. The Boaibers offense, sparked by their big 6' 4" center, S-Sgt. Juke Myers, began rolling in the third period' and before it ended, Bly- thcville was way ahead, 50-33. Myers put in four goals in succession under the basket; then Lieul. Harold McGuffcy, Blythcville's ace forward, did likewise by putting in four goals on follow-up shots and one-hand flings. Blythcvilie's defense, bulwarked by Hie sensalional interceptions of Gcrrard was now - vety effective nnd Greenville was. forced to lose the ball on attempted long set shots. Llnkey closed the quarter wllh a lay-up shot on u long pass and a fast break. Blythevilie breezed through Ihe last warier pushing sixteen more points through the hoop. Myers hawked the baskets anil tapped in two more -goals; S-Sgt. E. P. Sweelman, speedy Bomber forward -sneaked in a lay-up shot, and linsUcy closed the game on n ^was tallied; follow-up: High scorer for Myers with 18 points Lieut Harold McGuffey ran up his season's total to 202 by scoring 12. For the losing side, PcmricK- 1JIATIIEV1LLE COURIER NEWS lite . . DOPE BUCKET n J. t. HIKTIHUY GlilCETI.NfJS Uncle ;rancli Sam's has a youngest blrtliduy service today. I and Fight." Driller bees Created three weeks after Ihe sneak '.' Aml dl^sel runnels; attack on Pearl Harbor, Hie Sea- Kl " cl ' 1)cc ' s imd Hirschbcrger tied for high scorer with 10 apiece. Prior to the game'. the lirst jecs celcbraU; (heir third mllc- ilonc. But Iherc will be no birlh- day cake decorated with lighted candles,' the usual symbol of birth- nays, and no Joyous revelry with :nmcs. These fighter-builders, scattered all over the world, arc engaged in a serious game and will likely go aboul their usual lough routine withoul fanfare, as they liave been doing since heir organization. Truly, they •cally belong to the unsung hero 1st of this war, right up along vlth Hie infanlry. ISlylhcvillc is well represented in lis magnificent branch, which L-oasls participation In every inn- or operation of this war. Soon ifter the call was sounded many ocal fine young men with special skills cast their lots and sonic al- •cady have been In most .'if Ihose inoccupations in lhc Pacific. Herbert (Cotton) Graham Jr., -he former caddy star at the Bly- Ihcvillc Country Club, Is one. He recently wrote his parents from iiiani Ihat all was well and the Scabccs had lhc situation well in hand. He also reported that he nnd pal, John Ed Mlstio, hail been reunited and arc together, but tlie whcrcalMUls of Mayfleld (Sonny) Lloyd and Joe P. Pride Jr., still have not been learned. The youngster included a tribute poem (o the Scabecs, written by, Brettcn Braley, which appeared in the New York Times. So, as a toast to these gallnnt warriors. 1 am reprinting It on this, their third birthday, with the hope thai another will not roll around with them in combat, but will find them returned home enjoying the pleasures and comforts of the great American wny of life. SEABEES Wlicrc the ice is rough, where Ilic pals are wavy, The SEABEES work lor Ihc U. S. Navy. Never resting, In calm or storm, Over the planet the 6EABEES swarm. Far away from the homeland liivcs, From the movies, neighbors and kids and wives. So they have no queens nnd they I And tommy-gunners; Drivers, divers, husky he-bees, nature of the SKA- That's the BEES. They work when hurried by flies —and planes. They work when fever ts In Ihclr veins. To linlsh anything they've begun In half the lljnc it, ran be done. They lay oul fields and they dig out bases la the dim lamp distance of lonely places. Wherever the SEAUEES go, they swing A working wallop, a fighting sling Swimmer bees Who work In water; Grimmer bees All .set for slaughter; In the Navy's work they're key- bees All nround the world—the SEABEES. olrls' basketball game to be seen at Blvtheville this season was plaved"between the WAO. Detachment and a team ot women civil- Sn personnel. The "civic" female hoopsters won the contest 14-6' Mary Allice Buncn and Milne Helms spearheaded the "civic s nffwise S-S°t. IrcnD Castle was high scofer for the WACs with Pvt' Lillian Williams playing a fine defensive guard for ihe losers. i> ,' .'.'•', •'.-.'. ,i Den veVSf ad/w W 'Mayj Be Site For LWgiUe /Team ,• DENVER, (UP) — , , v President Clilck Meehnn of tlie new Trans-American Football League says the Denver University football stadium Is being considered as n post-war playing site for a league team. • He adds that the league hopes to line up the Yankee stadium in Ne-v York and Ebbels Field in Brooklyn. E. D. Cockril), speaking for n Denver syndicate of business men, says his group is prepared to finance a franchise in Denver If other franchise owners approve the setup. _ , ^ have no drones, in very masculine And Ihey tones. Craftsman bees : On risky missions; Draftsman bees And electricians: Diggers, riggers — gotta bo Vjccs Full of Savvy in the SEABEES. They are partly gob and they're part Marine, And they're good with a gun or a .road machine, And clever at making a motor 'iiiote, , ^ / v - : And .building -t- and landing —'a landing boat, • In fact, whatever you may rcnuh'c, Is part fire. of llii'ir • busiiii'ss-undL-r- They toil (and batlle) by day and night, For the SEABEES' motto is "Work proportion. 4-Fs In College May Get Calls Draft Order Affects Amateur Athletes As Wed As Professional WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. (DPI — College athletes who arc in 4-P may soon hear from their draft boards. The Office of War Mobilization says that the recent order by Director James Byrnes ordering Ihe immediate review of all 4-F's who arc parlicipaling In alhlclics also applies to college as well as professional alhlctcs. Tlie Byrnes directive docs not call for any immediate revolutionary action, but Selective Service officials feel that II will speed up induction of some "borderline cases." These officials also point out that no athlete is deferred from the draft Just because he Is an athlete and that the armed,forces, not Ihe draft boards, determine the physical qualifications for military service. They say: "A maii with a punctured ear drum might be a -i-F and still be able to sprint 90 yards to a touchdown In the last 30 seconds, of play." There are. many cases where a man might be put In 4-P because of some defect which will correct itself over a period o: months. Cases such as thai are kept on the calendar for review and frequently Ihc men arc called uacx und pul in 1-A. The only cllecl Ihe Byrnes' directive may have on this procedure would be to speed up the process by which these men arc called back for rc-cxainlnalion. Thousands of young college athletes have already been : lakcn into the iirined forces nnd more are fjo- ing every week. One Selective Service official says Unit the number of-4-F's on college sports leams is not so large, but he will nol Iry to even estimate the Ring Magazine Rates Fighters Beau Jack Is Called 'Boxer Of The Year' By Publication NEW YOUK, Dec. 23 (U.P) — I'vt, Sidney Walker, better known to ring fans as Hounding Dean Jack, 1ms been named "Boxer of the Yeni- by the Itlna Magazine. The boxing publication released its nnmml ralingj, today, and gave (lie palm to the lli'au over nearly 4100 active professional fighters. Editor Nut Fleischer contends that the record breaking lotal of active ringmeii underscores the healthy condition of the sport. He em- lzcs, however, that more than 2300 of the leather tosRcrs entered tlie .service dining 1041 a.s did Beau Jack. The Beau formerly held the New York slide veiKion of the lightweight championship. Fleischer rates him at tlie top for keeping Interest in the same alive during Ills whirlwind campaign in New York. In five civilian touts the little 23 - year - old Georgia Negro drew gales totalling $-!GO,0(K). He drew tin; year's largest gale $133,000 for Ills brnwl tt'ltli Al Davis. And after the Dean entered Ihe Army lie fought lightweight champion Bob Montgomery in a non-lille war bond mutch Hint sold nearly S'JIi.OCO.OOO worth of securities. Among the standout, developments of the year in boxing, Ilic inagaxlnc lists the Huropean lonr.s of Sergeants Jon Louis and Hilly Conn. The Tumi Oma brawl in New York is listed as the most thrilling of the year, and the outstanding comebacks arc,«t- Irlbnted to Harry Jeffra and Lou Nova. TilUKSDAY, DKCKMI313R 28, 1044 Veteran Navy Man Unscratched Wfinn After 22 Months Battling Japs M 9 From 22 months of service In tlie South Pacific, Jolin Neal Heard, petty officer in tile Navy, now is i.tlcndlng the Oil Burning School in Philadelphia lor six weeks before becoming an instructor there or again going after the Japs a? a part of the Navy career started mere than 18 years ago.' Tlie HS-yrar-old officer, who re- mitly spent a week here with Ills parents at their home, 355 South ! turning to "the stales,"were" Salpan Division, Is very realistic about Ibis Tinlan and Guam. oilier war as long as they continue to produce such fighters to man our fine ships." This was signed by Rear Admiral Merrill. ft was last February that the ship covered the landings on tlie Green Islands, Emerau Islands, St. Matthias Group and Bismarck Archipelago. Last engagements participated In by the niylhevlllc man, before re- INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL In Vnldcsc, N. 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It'i the easy way to profits, BUY INTERNATIONAL CHICK STARTIR At Your Dealer's Duke Is Heavy Favorite Over Crimson Tide NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 2« (U,P.) — Duke's Blue Devils rnnk ns a one- sided fiivorite to beat Alninmiti in the Sugnr Bowl, but this has not discouraeecl 73,000 funs from already buying their tickets. The Cukes nre figured to be a! iCiist, a 12 to H rjoint-fiworitc over 'Bfimn, but this hns'iiot dlimnpd the spirit ot the Crimson Tide from 'luscnloosa, Ala. i Coach Friink Tlioiiii\s and his boys are due to nrrlve in Bi\(£n Roiige, La., tomorrow where the veteran cxmch will conduct filial tuncup drills. , Coach Edciie Cameron will keep Ills "Duke team on the caminis at Durham, N. C., until Friday when tlie snuacl will entrain lor Hew Orleans. He is working on a pass defense ngalikst Ficsnmaii Passer Harry Gilmer, who lias been touted us one of the best passers ever to Hltciul Aliibauia. Rend Courier News Want Ads. war, aflcr having been In the midst of It. Never injured, his narrow escapes liave been so frequent he felt m If his luck might he running out nnd .so didn't mind at all wlien lie was transferred to special work in HIP United Stales for a brief time, But like other real Navy men, ho ('oesn't, plan to retire when his 20 years is up in another 22 months 'Unless, of course, Ilic ivar is over and he doesn't seem to think it nill be. . Serving for the past two. and a half years on a llfjlit .ship of the Cleveland class, his diary reveals ninny travels. His .ship participated in Ihe Allied invasion of North Africa and occupation of Casjiblnnea In November, IfH'j, to begin an eventful series of happenings in this war. His ship helped repulse a night torpedo attack of Japanese planes off Hcnncll Island as a unit of task force In Ihe Pacific fleet in January, 1043. Two enemy warships were "encountered, engaged and sunk" as the Navy men simply describe the bombardment task in Kula Bay in March 104:). I Officer Beard was congratulalcd by Admiral Hnlscy, commander ol the Third Fleet, who said "A hazardous job well done. I am proud of you," when his ship, in June last year, bombarded Jap installations on Korovo, Shortland Island. He also was in engagements and bombardments of Munda Point, New Georgia Islands, covered landing cpcialions on Hie Treasury islands, [Mika Airfield m'en, North Bukla Passiige, Northern Solomon Islands, daylight, bombardment of Jap installations and engagement willi Jap fortifications in the Shorlland Area, Solomon Islands. An engagement with Jap surface force In November. 1943 was some light with the enemy having ric- slroyers and cruisers northwest of Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville Island in which action Ihe'en- cmy was defeated with losses, liis surviving ships scattered and prevented from liitcmipling- allied landing operations on Bougainville. The fallowing morning, C7 Ji\p planes al tacked his boat but not a (usually «-as suffered by the United Slates ship whose men shot down 27 enemy planes. Text of a message relating io the engagements was "Seldom has a Task Force been called upon lo accomplish such varied and difficult missions in (lie brief period of 31! hours. Seldom, if ever, have such missions been accomplished so thoroughly at so tittle cost. Our folks al home need have no anxiety us to the outcome of ihis or any H was there he saw how brutal raps can be, having witnessed Jap- men killing their families and in-owing them into the ocean,., jodles of babies floating past the hip as they drifted oul to sea. For major engagements Mr. Beard ears the bars signifying the American campaign, second Nic- iirauga, cliina 1331, Goo<l Conduct, imerlcan Defense, North African Sonlli Pacific. The Drink of the Southern Gentleman" GLENBY-FRASER Newnrk, N. J. .. liqueur TOO Proof & CO., New York, N. Y. Strong Reserves WiM Be Lacking In •ons aiitl Service Stripes If he returns (o the South Pa - " ionolulu is i ne ,t Awards Honors Luke Sewell Named 'Manager Of Year'; Marion Best Player ST. LOUIS, Dec. 28 (U.P.)— Three baseball men who Imd the major leagues singing tlio St. Louis Blues last season have received awards from the Sporting News. Tlie Diamond Weekly has named Luke Scivell, manager of the St. Louis Browns, Ihe "Manager of Hie Year." And his boss, General Manager William O. Dewitt, lias been'tabbed the "Executive of the Year," Marty Marion, roving shortstop of the St. Louis Cardinals is picked as the top player. The pancr called Marlon the Hrcatesl player ever to hold down Ihe shorlfield since ihe dnys of j Marlon already' has been elected (he most valuable player in tlie | National League by baseball writers. Wllu Clcvel0|)mi , ' nn»nl allej a stirring baltic A. new award, for solving the manpower shortage by uncovering new talent, goes to Scout Wish Kgan of the Detroit Tigers, Al Tliouiu.s of l!ie Bnltfmorc Orioles was named the outstand- - iJill manager In the Donblc-A^ Minor Leagues, and William Mulligan, Seattle business manager, was licked as the best executive In hose loops. CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sal. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Nfghf shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 0:45 Continuous shows Sal. anil Sun. t ,, r , ,, slm n y mcd . DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 28. (UP)— Die key to victory in the Cotton Howl might lie with ihe team that :urns up with (lie most, durable starling lineup. Both Texas Christian nnd Okla- loma A. & M. have good startcs, )iil both arc woefully weak on re- icrvc strength. Coaches Jim Looknbaugh of Ok- iihoma A. & M. and Dutch Meyer of Texas Christian have both been working hard with their squads to get them into lip-top condition. There are seven men on eacli team who have played CO minutes in at least one game during the season and both coaches arc figuring on these men to be the key operators. The top operators are Norman Cox. 195-pound freshman fullback for Texas Christian, who has played five full games, and JimSpivntnl, 180-pound frcsbman fuiioack of the Aggies who has played three full contesls. If It's HARDWARE We Have It or Can Get If If It's At All Obtainable! HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. "25 Years' Continuous Service" LABOR WANTED URGENTLY NEEDED NOW TO HELP BUILD NAVAL ORDNANCE PLANT EYKits !>isTiimrTi\<; co,, iij,YTin:viu.i', AUKANSAS Last Time Today Double Feature "THE DARING YOUNG MAN" Jue with •K. Hruun THAT OTHER WOMAN' with Virginia (Jilmorc & James KUison Friday and Saturday Double Feature 'KING OF DODGE CITY" with Bill Elliott & Tex Hitler and "GET GOING" Grace MacDitnald & itolicrt I'aige Serial: "The Batman" Short New Theater Manila's Finest U'liat have you done today that some mother's son should die for you fom'orrow? —BUY BONDS— in our lobby. No waiting. We are issuing agents. i\ Last Time Today \ "MARK TWAIN" Willi I-Vcclric March and Alexis Smith Fox News & Short ' Friday OH SUSANNA With Gene Aulry Serial * Short Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS BY Winston, Hoglin, Missouri Valley and Sol lift (Prime Contractor*) 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. Hiring On The Spot and Free Transportation Furnished At Every UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE IN ARKANSAS If you arc now engaged in an essential activity at your highest skill, ilo not apply. All hiring rtonc in accordance wilh War Manpower Commission Regulations. Men umlcr 21 ami women under 18 niusl have minor's release form signed Iry parents which can lie obtained at Employment Office. Last Time Today Trocadero' willi Kascmary Lane & Johnny Downs News of lhc Day Short Friday and Saturday 'Death Valley Rangers' willi Hoot Gibson, Bob Klcdc & Ken iMaynard Serial: ''Adventures ot the Cailcls." Short Flying RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY NIGHTS Box Office Opens 7:15_Sbow 8Uitt at 7:30. ^i SATURDAYS A SUNDAYS Box Office Optnj l Show Start* 1:16 Thursday and Friday A WAVE, a WAC and a MARINE willi Klysc Knox, Anne Olllis, Sally Kllcrs, Rictiard r.aiie and Marjovie Woodwortlt Selected Short

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