The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 4, 1945 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 4, 1945
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#AGE- EIGHT BLYTIIEV1LLE COURIER NEWS jors To Get Players ; Rickey ,Says Baseball ; 'Ma? Get Green Light For 1945 Season -'NEW YORK, Jan 4 (UP)-Presl- dentl' Branch .Rickey of the Brooklyn Qodgerslsays he is confident that there will be enough players for major league operations this ">ear. And the Fiatbush proxy is also hopeful that the sport will recede another ygrecn' light ' from President Roose\eft before, big plans get under -way.. As far- J as his own club's Jalc Is concerned " Rickey Is not so optimistic. He has just announced that three more of his q»jf players have entered the armed- forces, and that another probably will not return to the nation's p-vst-time this Spiing Tills "other man" Is shortstop Arky Vaughn who would like to remain^in Potter Vnllev, Calif , to operate hisjalich Vaughan, was the number 0110 , Dodger infleldcr before he elected to remain out of competition for the 1944 season, , The new inductees from the Rickey tifbe are pitcher Rube Melton shortstop Eddie, , and ' first baseman Jack, Boiling: i Melton :"and Boiling have gone Into the Army and Mlkus to the Navy, : Rickey went to Chicago . today to meet Friday with the major league committee «hlch will draw up the new agreement for a successor to Judge Landls DOPE BUCKET •x J. r. reuND •MIGHTY MITE" WltlTKS It Is nn old American custom to favor the underdog, whether in sports, buslne.w, or the ordinary run of life. We like to watch a good smp between evenly matched rivals. But when onc Is smaller, has the cards stacked against lilai we seem to take special interest. The larger the odds' the more on the sidelines roollng. , If the. underdog falls lo .come through there is a tendency to pass It off with a shrug of the shoulders and a "he didn't have a chance anyway" attitude, But when he comes through. Well, lhal's something to yell and get excited about. You feel like swelling out your chest as If you helped or had a hand In It even though far removed. Blythevllle High school has boaslcrt many youngsters in the underdog role, boys not gifted with the necessary physical equipment to successfully compete in sports. but who by sheer daring anil determination, plus a great deal of hard work, made up much of the difference. I am thinking right now of Racing Ban AHects Motor Transportation .WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (UP,)— Tlie Office of Defense "Transpor- (alion sajs that its recent >horse- ••aclng ban prohibiting also carries an order use of automobiles, " , buses, or trucks" for the transportation of fans to race tracks 1 , Since ' racing Is no longer permitted here In the Slates, it is assumed the gotcnimeiil order applies to civilians living near Mexican or, Canadian i tracks County Teams To Play WILSON, Ark, Jan. 4— Tile Wilion High School boys and girls will .play their first basketball game after the holidays with Armorel here Friday. Coach SUtough is giving his teams plenty 'of «ork. thte Week TfteT 'schedule _ Jan. », Joiner, here, Jan 12, Tyronza* here Jan 16, at Kelser; Jan 19, Armorel here, dandanda while". Tyronza,, Jan 3D, Kelser, Feb 2, Djess, here; Feb here; «, St Shawnee, Feb 9, open* date, Feh 13, Luxora,' here, Peb 19 at Lu<- ora, Feb 23-24, Tournament, Fpb 26, Osceola, here Boudreau In War Work ! CHICAGO, Jan 4 (UP)—Manager Lou Boudreau of the Cleveland Indians started work jester- day ,,ks, personnel director for a government war'plant" ' Boudreau .say's he will «seek . a '_eave;6|''absehce to t play r $hDn4he V&Jp&ball, season ,opeife A^id if baseball is closed down,She plans 40 staj^with the war plant ; Although k tho British army is mechanized, a loldlcr's boots only lasted three months in the African desert ~ - George Trusty. There Is n sloul hearted young fellow If I ever saw .one. He was one of my favorites. I liked his fine competitive spirit, and scrapping qualities. And his thrilling life story is nob any different from countless other American bojs who refuse to quit in the face'of seemingly unsumiountnblc obstacles. .His football career with the Chicks served to give us a foresight ot what was to happen a little later It wasn't hard to figure tlinl George Trusty would go places. He didn't know when lie was licked and (hat's our big story. two gamps. T PLENTY OF COMPKl'iTION Idle Director George) a rhltc of n lad, weighing h «vc lots ot only about 155 pounds at Ills heaviest, came along when the chicks were In their championship heyday, when tlie touchdown twins, Norman "Mojik" Mosley nnd M»y- field (Sonny) Lloyd, were at their respective peaks. There wns no shortage of backflokl talent on the squad. Trusty's chances to play much K'erc pretty slim from the start. Speed, menial alertness, not lo £pr;el (lie desire to piny football, were ils biggest assets. But they were lot quite enough. For George dtcln't ret to play very much, not nearly as much as he would have liked. However, he didn't quit, kept plug- jing. George fared much better In it least, two other sports, .basket- jall and baseball, ranking a star on .he diamond with the Junior American .legion team under Joe Whitley. . . . Chapter two in the success story of George Trusty began upon cn- Irj Into Arkansas State College at Joncsboro. That, the "Mite" did make good is reflected in his marvelous record. George not only played vith the. Indians in football, but was considered outstanding. His nimble legs contributed much In the successes there, also on the maple floor nnd the cinder track. 4 The third chapter of this modern Horatio Alger story is in. progress, at this very moment perhaps. For George Trusty'is. carrying on •with the same steady brilliance as a member of the world's greatest team, Uncle Sam's fighting forces. GITS HIS WINGS It Is now Lieut. -George Trusty. 3orps. George survived the tough raining ordeal which weeds out the excellent from the good, was awarded his wings and commission, and only recently landed in the Sotith- Pacific to Jmrass the Japanese with the 64th Troop Carrier Squadron. Just'before Christmas t had a 'ettcr from George. And was !ic riding the clbudsl He had just encountered Lieut. John Charles Bright, enjoyed a first class bull session, etc, etc. It's niorc fun to let him tell It, so here's what he had lo say: . i. . ' Motherland East Indies, APO 020, % PM, "Frisco, Calif. Dear J. p.: You can never imagine how glad nnd surprised 1 was to come In this afternoon after the sollball game and find Lieut. John Charles Bright sitting there. He just, came over nbout a month ago nnd is Hying C-40's. We sal around and shot the bull 1111 about 12 o'clock. Boy, It sure wns n great feeling lo run across someone you knew "back home". His address is 5th Combat Cargo Squadron. ON SEARCHING I'AIITV John said that John McGlll ivfls here, too, so we are going to try to find him tomorrow. (While you're looking, George, you might keep an eye peeled for Slaff Sergt. Eddie Snllba, Co. D. 5S7 Slg. A. W. Bn., APO 920; also Bert Dougnn, 5lh ATC Wing, 6th Echlon.) How Is dear ol' Blythevllle? Hope "she's" O.K., and I know It must be. Heck, It's just got to be. We are having a Softball lounm- mcnt on now and wo are on top by was Squadron Atli- ycsteiday. We sure fun playing these games on our off days. Have n swell bunch of athletes here, too. One played for U.C.L.A. In '40. SupixBed to get a rest leave to Sydney, Australia, the Intter part of the month. Things look prettj ood, so far. Getting late, so "solong for THURSDAY, JANUAKY '1, 1945 Manila Independents ,.. : Will Play^Memphians The Manila Independent Lions will be seeking tlielr 8th straight Ictory when they langle with tiic strong Coca-Cola Bottlers of Memphis Thursday night at the Y, M, 3. A. In Memphis. The Lions will be facing their strongest foe of the season as the Bottlers arc one of the best basketball icnins In the mid-south bavin's? won the Trl-Slnte Basketball Tournament last year. The Lions will me (he same llric- up agalasl the Bottlers who thus far this season arc unbeaten. Players who'will make the trip to Memphis arc: Coach Jack Edwards, Paul Deaton, Wayiuj /raylor, Wayne Wallace, Carl Tiirejljeld, H. D. Alston, James Samples," James Vaslbindcr. Outlines Part Gridders Play Against Enemy HAN FUANOISCO, Jan. 4 (UP) -In Ihe recent flurry over the iovernment's ban on horse racing iomcone made the claim that football has been doing much less for Hie country thnn horse racing. For the sake of furthering the irgument, United Press Staff Correspondent Hal Wood called 3ob Jerome In San Francisco. Jerome Is publicity director for :he University of San Francisco, v school which can be called nver- igc-slze for those over the coun- ,ry. Jerome, who Is a (lemon on stn- .Isllcs, Immediately was ready and Performance Below Par, Competition Keen, Receipts Are Rich in Sports' Third War Year Wounded were Pvt. Hug)) Barber and Pvt. Harold Becker, while Pvt. Miiurloe Biiim's was placet! on the missliig-lu-iictUm list. ^^^^^*** New Theater Manila's finest Vhsl have you done today (hat Dine mother's son should die for ou tomorrow? —BUY BONDS— n our lobby. No waiting. We are issuing agents. MUD BKOWN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK.—It was said at Ihe outset (lint members of the arm- player, Kfluthpiuv Hill Newhouscr of (lie Tigers Ijcltig so designated In Hie junior wheel. • Dixie Walker of Brooklyn won cd forces, 4-F's, freshmen and olds-1 Hie National Lcngrte baiting cliam- tcrs would keep sports nllvc in tlie ' plonsliip wltli an average of .357. third war year. They did—and not with unflattering success. Performance was below pur, as was expected, but the competition was none-llic-less keen, attendance high and receipts rich. Performance even extended to horses. The thoroughbreds dropped off in class to such an extent thtitfl named filly, Twilight Horse of the Year. willing to tell what his "average") T i,| s onc goes'down in history as tfthnnt lint- rtnttn • Itt rl/ifsttn-n r\f itr* "u * —j».-u* j «u a sports Wflr Bond and War Funds year. Army dominated the college football picture, wound up beating Navy, 23-7, In a Baltimore engage- school lias clone In defense of Its jountry. The University of San Francisco had n pre-war average enrollment >f 1200 students, and it lius 4,470 graduates and former stu- lents In Ihe service. And among these are two for- ;ncr basketball coaches, Forrest Twogood and Wnlly Though Jerome warns Cameron. that he Sincerely, George. Mucry Completes Second Tour Of Overseas Duty Two stretches of foreign service nlrcndy served, Staff Sergt. Henry Muory of the Marines has arrived home for a 30-day furlough. He will return lo Blythevillc tomorrow from Courtland, Ala., where ho Is visiting several days, Last home in April, 1943, lie 1ms been in;the South Pacific tor the past nine months. Meets Dail on 2d BirlliJay PORTLAND, Ind. (UP)— His sec- birthday mcnnt , more than ond , Just another birthday, to Barry Bon- ifns, who met his father, Capt. I. E.. Bonifas, for the first lime on that day. Cnpl. Donifas has been in "the Hawaiian Islands with the 1th Atr Force for 28 'months. ias hundreds' of war stories In which former Dons are involved, .ic cites several outstanding students. Captain Joe ' Cleron, with the Second Marine. Division, was • a itandout yuurcl on the 1D39-41 football teams. Clcivni hns just returned from 32 months of morc- or-lcss continuous warfare in the Pacific. Among his slopping places incut in connection which S58,f>37,000 in War Bonds were sold. The Cadets traveled at n near polnl-a-nitnute clip to earn the title of best team of the year, in all forms of athletics. Les Ilori'all), fourlh-ycflr Ohio Stiitc buck, wns given the Heismtm trophy as the college player of the year. STHIKEOU'I 1 ItKCORI) IS SET Randolph Field's Ramblers won the championship of the Army Air Forces by impelling the Second Air Force StiiTcrbomljcrs, 13-fi. While the Flyers got a bad break in the weather and the gnmc attracted _ , , ,-,--.- 11° more thtm 0000 to the Polo wore Guadalcanal, Boiisnmville, Grounds, it nccoun'.etl for $79,750,000 Lou Boudreau young Cleveland manager, showed the way with .327, the lowest top figure in the American League since Ty Cobb's .324 of 1D08 and the dead t> a 'l days. A three-cornered game the Yankees, Giants and between Dodgers at the Polo Grounds brought about the sale of $87,000,000 in War Bonds. Through the Ail-Star Game in Pittsburgh and World Series, $757,038 went to War Funds. Judge La'ndis died and .1 board, composed of his secretary, Leslie O'Connor, presidents, nnd tlie major league Ford Frick and Will Tiunwa, Snipan. and Tiiiian. He holds two Presidential clta- Uons. Lieutenant (jg) Gene Benedclti, of the Navy, played guard and quarterback on the same team with Cleron. Benedctti has returned to "liming the tables on tlie New York the West Coast- from Washington, Giants, H-7. In War Bonds. fn hright sunshine tlie following afternoon, the professional Green Bay Packers lived up to expectations by winning the play-off and National League championship in where he wns awarded the Navy's Silver Star Medal. He was an officer aboard nn LST in the invasions of North Africa, I Sicily, Anzio, and Normandy. Lieutenant Jim Porter, also with the Marines, wns a center .oh the Don basketball lenms in 1940-41. Porter is back from 31 months in the Pacific where he saw action on Guadalcanal, New Britain and Pclcliu. Bob Jerome says he could go on like that for at least n week, but you have the general idea. The American League race in bnseball was not decided until the llnal" "clay, when the surprising Browns won their fourth straight from the Yankees and lowly Washington beat Detroit. It was tlie Browns' first A.L. pennant, but the Cardinals, who rakewnlkcri to their third consecutive pennant, copped their second world championship in three falls in a series that established n record for strikeouts. The Red Birds' remarkable shortstop, Slals Marion, was adjudged (he elder circuit's most valuable Hnrridge, was named ta temporarily look after the duties of the commissioner's office. ItACING GIVES $7,000,000 With so much loose money around, racing figures soared to unprecedented heights, continued to do so in southern California, where the sport was resumed following a three-year lapse. On several occasions more than $3,000,000 passed through the wickets at one track on a single afternoon. The lurf contributed something like 57,000,000 to War Funds, anil the purchase of n War Bond was good for admission everywhere. With Twilight Tear, Pensive, Sun Again and Pot o' Luck carrying the load, Calumet Farm established nn all-time high-water money-winning mark for a stable with $G01,GGO. :' John Marsch's Futurity luck ran out when Frce-For-All went wrong just prior to the Bclmont edition and Walter M. Jeffords' Pavot, com.. to be the biggest money winner of them alt with $180,539. Bob Montgomery and licau Jack played battledore and shuttlecock with the lightweight leadership and then, in u magnificent gesture, took lime out from Army duties in August to box free, gratis and for nothing and draw the richest gate in history at Madison Square Garden—535,8000,000 in War Bonds. Boxing game nourished beyond wildest dreams, considering tlie class of attractions, Promoter Mike Jacobs' New York shows grossing $1,400,000, more than $250,000 In excess of 1943. Winnei of $45,000 in War Bonds, averaging a fraction less than 70 for 18 rounds, Byron Nelson became the second golfer to be clmsen the outstanding athlete of the year. Ann Curtis, who holds a'nation- al record for each of her 18 years was Ihe Toledo umbrella tycoon's feminine counterpart. Sgt. Frank Parker realized ai 11-year dream in capturing the national men's singles tennis championship at Forest Hills. On th distaff side, Paitline Betz swept to her third title. Pnrjsoti Gilbert Dodds twice lowered the American record for thi_ mile .'in indoor bursts, finally clipping it'to T\-MA. •Arnold 1 vFeirin guard as ' Utah scintillated a won the NCAA and beat Brooklyn St. John's; win Her;of the National Invitation has ketball tournament. The show gees on. .' War Strikes Cpunlv HUNTINGTON, Iml (UP) — Three Himtlngton county soldier who went overseas together and were in the same major engagement, but not the same unit, were Dieted nn unbeaten string of eight war casualties on Ihe same day. feed Your Chkks [osier. More Profitably with IMTEBHATIOHAL Community STARTER AND GROWER '. '. (ALL MASH) , t Feed your chiclt Community Starter and Grower and eliminate the necessity of a Growing Mash. International Community is both a Starting 'Maih AND a Growing Mash. This ALL-MASH Chicle Ration will lave you money and increase your ' profih. Fortified with "Woof-trie jcientifie min- «ral and vitamin combination available only in International F**dj, Community is the feed to start your chieh on «nd keep them growing for the first 5 month*, Art your deal«r for International Com- minify Starter «nd Grower today. BUY INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY STARTR o*j GROWN At Ywr Dealer's It's Miss Mildred Jackson speaking, chief stewardess of Chicago and Southern Air Lines. And all Chicago and Southern planes rely on Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil exclusively because this oil saves wear, helps costly airplane motors last longer. Now that the motor of your car must last longer, too, give it the same protection against wear. Get Sinclair Pennsylvania Motor Oil from your Sinclair Dealer. It stands up longer and lubricates better because it's both de-waxed and-de-jellied. PLANES SINCLAIR J. ALLEN URGENTLY NEEDED N<) W TOHELPBUIL NAVAL \ Last Time Today 'MR. SKEFFINGTON" witli llcllc Davis Fox News & Short Friday ' 'MY FRIEND FLICKA' with . willi Koildy McDowell Serial & Short CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. . ';• Sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45; Night shows 5:45 V Except Monday, opens 6:45 , Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. Last Time Today "•. Double Feature 'MY KINGDOM FOR A COOK" with Charles Coburn and "THE BOY FROM ' STALINGRAD" with Hobby Samarzich Friday and Saturday Double Feature "RIDERS OF THE TIMBERLINE" with Iluimloiig Cassidy • '• ^ and "THE FIGHTING DEVILDOGS" with ."' .- •'; Lee Powell Serial: "The Batman' 1 Cartoon RITZ THEATRE •••••• •'••.•:-.-.•••:•:•.':•••••: ».-.". " .Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY NIOST8 Box Office Opens 1:15—Show BUrta at 7:30, SATURDAYS & StrNDAYS €ox Office Opens 1 Bhow BtarU 1:15 , AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS BY Winston, HagJin, Missouri Valley and Sollttt (Prime Contractor*) GOOD PAY FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE JOB Time and half for overtime. Food and lodging available on the job for workers at $1.00 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 Thursday and Friday "BOWERY CHAMP" With East Side Kids I':ir;imount News and Comedy If you arc now engaged in an Kscndal activity at your highest skill, do not apply. All hiring ilone In accordance with War Manpower Commission Regulations. Men under 21 and women under 18 must have minor's release form signed by parents which can be obtained at Employment Office, Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 Last Time Today 'Yellow Rose of Texas' With Uoy Hogcrs & Oale Evans March of Time , News of the Day (\ Friday and Saturday 'Pirates of the Prairie' wllli Tim Holt Serial: "Adventures of Ilic FlylnS Cadets" Short

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