The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1944 · Page 8
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J ?AGE jBljBHT Yankees Move to 5th Spot In American By: United Tress 'The first division in the American: League seems pretty slable, but\ trie'second: division clubs are Jockeying for better, positions. The Yankees h»vc moved up to the fifth spot, wliile the Senators, and the former bascment-Alhlcllcs ere tied for the sixth rw>R. The Cleveland: Indians arc in the cel- t*f; The A's pushed their way up by 'sweeping both ends of a twilight double-header with the Boston Red Sox. They edged out the Ked Sox 6 to 4, in the llth inning of the opener when Inflelder Edgar Busch singled to break a four-all deadlock. ...-,'.•. Buck Newsom was stingy with hits in the nightcap. He set the Rcb* Sox down with two safeties blanking them 2 to 0. Hank Borowy, the Neiy York Yankees' pitching ace, turned in a four-hit, performance, as the Yanks beat the Senators 3 to 1. T!ie Cleveland Indians won their pniie wllli the Detroit Tigers 3 ta I, but dropped into the cellar any- fcay. The Indians bunched four hits off.. Dizzy Trout in ihe ninth, and made them good for ihe two inns that counted. Allic Reynolds was the •winning hurler. The Chicago White Sox split a twin-bill with the St. Louis Browns. A rookie left fielder, Ralph Hodgin, starred in the first gnine, which the Pale Hose won -1 to 3. Hodgln drove in three rims, including the winning markers In the 10th inning. The Browns came back in the finale and'blanked the White Sox 5 to 0, behind Al HclllngsVorth's pitching. He yielded' five blows in?all. fn the 'National League, the Cincinnati Reds cased the New York Giants out of. the first division. Trie Reds, who beat the Pirates 3 to 0, have a percentage of 5.37. The Giants are hi fifth with .53(i. Bucky Walters, Cincinnati's lead- Ing' hurler, twirled a pretty two- hit, game, .while his mates jumped on-Max Butcher tor 10 hits and three runs. Walters fanned seven men and chalked up his llth win oT'Uhe' season. The Giants came out on Ihe wrong end of V to 6 slugging scrap with the Brooklyn Dodgers. They started off by tagging Rnbc Melton for four runs anil knocking him out of the box. But Les Webber took over, put out the fire, and guided the Bums to victory. The St. Louis Cnrrilnnls nosed out the Chicago Cubs 2 to 1, behind the five-hit hurling of Al Jurlsleh. .••'•• JrJLYTHEVILLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS DOPE BUCKET BX J. P. FB1END Strain Of Game Begins To Tell On Dixie Walker NEW YORK, June 21. (UP)-The old-timers in baseball still' can take it; They've proved it by coming back, when the game needed them most,?and. competing with younger players. But no matter how willing ' they are, they don't have the stamina oMhe'younesters. Dixie Walker, the Smith's gift to Brooklyn fans, isn't an old-timer by ordinary standards. He's just 31 years old. But in the diamond picture, a 'M -year-old outfielder practically has one foot In the grave. Walker was the batting sensation of the National League a couple of fecks ago, He hit practically everything that came his way, and his average soared high above that of FIKUV AS IIAIK COI.OK ' Jf the spirit of Pvt. John (lied) Burnett Is typical of the American soldier overseas, then these good oi' United Slates have nothing to worry about in this global war. Stationed somewhere In New Guinea, Red's letter was fairly oozing with enthusiasm as he told of his work as a member of the United States Quartermaster Corps, and bared his holies and plans for the future, despite the fact that 'the job has just stalled in the Pacific against the Nips. But they tell me that this spirit Is typical of the redhead. His spirit always matched his naming (lock of hair. As n member of the Blytheville High school Chicks in football and tennis, John was a pluggcr type; always on the ball, bearing down with everything he had. In fool- ball, he just didn't have 'quite enough to make the first grade. But lie did stay In the battle to earn a Idler. In tennis, however, It was a far different picture. lie was n natural racquet wiclder and developed into one of Ihe best llic local high school ever developed, Possessing boundless ability, sheer courage. "Kcd" went farther In the sport simply because he loved ti> piny mid put that extra "oomph" inlo his game. It paid off with big dividends SHOWEDCOUKAUK 'Hint lie possessed courage and daring is exemplified In an unusual incident several years ago. Having read an account of a proposed lion hunt on an island in the Mississippi River sponsored by a St. Louis sportsman by the name of Wright, John and Carl (Jeep Clanskc decided to crash It. And they did. Unfortunately, they arrived loo lute lo get in on the Inn. But had quite n trip. "Red" enlisted in Ihe service in May, 1312, and was sent overseas last October. His interesting letter follows: 23 I'll. liq. Co., AES SEC APO 713, % PM, 'Frisco, Calif. Dear Friend: Hello, and how arc you, your family and all of Ihe BUS fans :etting along nt this time. I have been a constant reader of your column for several years now, as you well know. Enjoy it very much, ns It is n very good morale builder for all the boys from home in the service. Do not get papers very often, because of the slowness of the mails nowadays. But when 1 do, I read from cover to cover. I have a friend here who gets n Commercial Appeal quite often and he always passes them on lo inc. This is as you see just a lot of Guinea Gab by Gad, but about ttie best 1 can do at, this time. Have been having a wonderful lime over here in the land down tin- tier. Have not been able to see many of the home town boys, except Gene Hood, Ray Larkln, several boys from Memphis, 'ParagouW, Jonesboro, and around about. COLLECTS SOUVENIRS I am gelling to be quite a souve- nir hunter. Having already shipped home a native Ixiw and arrow set, Jap, English, Panama, New Zealand, Dutch, New Guinea, Chinese, Republic of Colombia, FIJI Island, Jap Invasion, and Australian coins and bracelets, necklaces, and etc. A friend lias promised lo get me a Jap rlllc In a very few days. Will crate and send home with some more things. After war Is over I plan to go Into business for myself, bc- Jlcvlng I can make n good go In the field I have chosen. Tell all the fellows r said "hello", and to keep plugging, and all will soon be over In all parts of this terrible, bloody war. Tell Earl Buckley, Jot) Applc- baum. and all the fellows back home I said 'hello." • My job at the present time Is the Procurement of Post Exchange supplies from the main base. To travel from here to base and back one must travel by (ransimrt plane. Tlie pilots are very good and considerate of- all .concerned. We make about three or four (rips a week and have a very large volume. Here of laic we have lots of trouble getting transportation and good Hying weather. The loads lire heavy, anil the fog, rnln, mud are very rough at limes. Today, I loaded at 7:30 A.M., nnd waited all day In the rain before I was able to get off the ground after being loaded: However, I like the work and look forward to better days. We have lols of good food, coca cola and good picture shows. Just lately we got In quite a few latest xwks and magazines which I hope to get time to read. Say hello to everyone, nnd let me hear from you real soon. Sincerely, John D. (Red) Burnett P. S. Give my best regards to Capt. Puckctt, Col. Crawford and others back home and abroad. other senior circuit batters, including Stan Mustal. However, in the last week, the Idol of Brooklyn has slowed down. The soft-spoken Alabama farmer Isn't patrolling the garden the way he should. And his batting average is slumping terrifically. The sun is pretty hot these days, and Durochcr's hard-hitting outfielder Is feeling the slrnln. A short rest might bring him back to par. Yesterday's Results SOUTHKHN I,I:AGUK Nashville 7, Memphis C. Atlanta 5, New Orleans 4. Birmingham 5, Chattanooga 2. Knoxvillc 15, Little Rock 4. AMKH1CAN I.KAGUK New York 3, Washington 1. Night games: Cleveland 3, Detroit i. Philadelphia 5-2, Boston -1-0. Chicago 4-0, St. Louis 3-5. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 7, New York 0. St. Louis 2, Chicago 1. Night games: ' Cincinnati 3, Pittsburgh 0. Philadelphia at Boston, rain. Assist for Babe ConviilcsciiiK in New Yoil, liospit il foilowmg icinoval of cdrlilauc fiom knee. li.ibc llnlh goh l, K |,t from new ndmircr, Con ino Col,011)01 Opctvitioii corrects injury incurred in baseball in 1018. ' Fog To Replace Water, ire Official Predicts LITTLE ROCK. June 21 (UP>J. W. Stevens of San Francisco, executive secretary of the Intcrna- .ional Fire Chiefs Association, says Luke Homlin's 'Potato' Pitch Tough To Solve PHILADELPHIA, June 21 (UP) — —Luke Uamliti is back In the --- - —- —• —•• •><•.>••> majors for llic fourth time in 'his lcss walcr ls Eoln 8 lo 1)c "ceded to 1G years of baseball. He brought " sllt '"' cs a(tc1 ' tlle wfl1 'Stevens, In Little Hock to at- .end the Southwestern Association of Fire Chiefs today and tomorrow, says the modem Ore fighters will use "fog" instead of largo amounts ot water to combat Ores: He says many fire departments are experimenting with fog methods, which utilizes the same idea as chemical fire-fighting. For effective use of fog, special nozzles are necessary and jTOssurc must be built up to 300 to 500 pounds per square inch. The fire chiefs executive say fire Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis nt Nashville, 'night. Little Rock at Knoxvllle. New Orleans nt AtlnntH. Birmingham nt Chattanooga. NATIONALLEAG UE St.. Louis at Chicago, two. Philadelphia at Boston, two. New York at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Detroit. Boston at Philadelphia. Washington at New York, two Chicago nt St. Louts, night. Walks Tracks 53 Years LOWELL, Mass. (UP)—Come rain or sun, sleet or snow, John J. Tierney can be seen dally at the task lie lins hnd for 53 years—walking an inspection lour of the main Hue tracks on the Boston & Maine railroad here. - new pitch wllli him when lie lilt, .he Philadelphia Athletics Spring training camp this year.' Hnmltn already had a tricky slider, and a good sailer. But his new pitch, the so-called "soft-potato", Is the toughest of the lot. What ""confuses sluggers around the American League Is that Hnm- lln t'1'ijj.s the bull ex.-ictly as lie throws his fast one. Although lie hasn't had much support from the A's, 31ainlin has been hurling pretty hot stuff lately. He turned in a four-run •shutout over, the Yankees Sunday. Luke Hamlin is generally called Hot-Potato Hainlin. Luke says a New York sports writer gnve him the name. Hninlin was poundini; (he ball up and down in his glove one afternoon as the writer said afterward, like a hot potato. Hamlin served with Toronto in Ihe International League last year. He won 21 and lost 8 games. It was there that he developed Ills mystery-pitch. A pitch Hint's proving to be a real hot potato to senior circuit batters. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Atlanta 32 Little Rock 32 •Memphis 31 Knoxvillc 26 Ulrmiugham 21 Nashville 22 Chattanooga , 18 New Orleans n AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis 33 25 Boston 31 27 Chicago 25 25 Detroit 29 29 Now York 20 28 Washington 21 30 Cleveland 27 31 Philadelphia 27 30 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet St. Louis 37 16 .698 Pittsburgh 28 23 .'!5a Cincinnati 23 25 .537 New York 39 2G Brooklyii 28 28 Boston . 24 34 Philadelphia 21 3D Chicago n 31 ID 21 22 21 25 30 30 34 Pet. .027 .604 .585 .520 .51 X 0 .423 .374 .333 Pet. .559 .534 .500 .500 .481 .474 AS6 .474 .530 .491 .414 ! .412 .351 WEDNESDAY, JUNK 21, 1'J.J-i Atlanta Gains One Full Game Over Travelers By Unllcd Prcs.1 The Atlanta Crackers got some help from Knoxvllle last night ami conseciuently have a full game's lead over Little Rock In the close race for the Southern Assoclat'.w pennant, While the Crackers were eklii" out a 5 to 4 victory over New Orleans, the Smokies were taking the measure of the second-place Travelers as easily as you picas". The Knoxvillc club scored mo.'e than It hit, and wound up with " ^ 15 to 4 decision. Tile crackers didn't do verv well In the hilling column—If fact Now Orleans totalled 13 binglcs to their •six, but they bundled what lilts they made. Dick Mauncy got credit for the same, nltlimigh two liurle-s followed him to the mound. Frank Vocuvlch of the Smokies held Little Hock to eight hits while his males (allied 13 iilt.s and 15 runs, Frank Martin and Dvnamilc Dunn of Knoxvillc homered and between them the' clubs made nine errors. inflijim tripped Chattanooga 5 to 2. and Nashville took Its second straight over Memphis. The Vols wcru stretched for 10 innings before winning 7 to 0. Jerseys Classified LITTLE ROCK, June 21 (UPi — -Representatives of the American Jersey Cattle Club and the Arkansas Jersey Cattle Club will be in Faycttevillc iodny to classify Jersey cows. The classification of Jersey coivs in Arkansas started yesterday when D. T. Simons of R>it Worth, Tcxiis, classed about 100 Jerseys in and around Harrison. Simons anil Dr. M. p. Jnrnagin, head .if the Animal Husbandry Department of Ihe University of Georgia, will go to Fort Smith and clnrksville tomorrow. The nnssellville Chamber of Commerce will entertain nt a dinner for Jersey breeders and others speak. The Arkansas Jersey Club board of directors is als-o scheduled to meet in Russcllvillc Thursday. ... „ v ...v,.., trtwiti*vu crtiy niv •"-' •*-" i»ti.~>i;y UrcCCJCrS <u'U Olncl'S losses of the nation are up 15 to tomorrow night Dr Jarnauin wilt 9/1 rw>r rent flm-iti fr tlm r.~~t , ..r ...,™i. " »6"' "in 20 per cent during the first, part of 1944 over the same period in 1943. Stevens blames the increases on speed-up of factories, 24-hour operation, crowded conditions and war-time shortages of fire-fighters. Petty Officer Receives Clips Inspected By Wife AKRON, O. (UP)—Mrs. E. C. Scarbough, employed in a local war plant, has proof that she's directly helping her husband by her work. In a letter written from the Marshall Islands, First Class Petty Officer E. C. Scarbouyli wrote that he had opened a pnfckngc of gun A Norwegian scientist reported that movement of glaciers fmetell weal her and regulates drouth am flood. clips nnd found that the slip said: "Inspected by Mrs. Ber nice Scarboiigli." "Those clips you work on have saved us several times." he wrote "I wanted to send your packlna slip back to you, but I had to dive into a watery fox-hole, where was lost." Science Has Yet To Explain Miracle of the Homing Pigeon )!y UAKICV RIUVSON NKA Sjiorts Killlor NEW YORK.—Jim Schlemmer of the Deacon Journal wants to know what guided a homing pigeon back to her home 1 loft In Akron after seven months in a coop at Camp Clai- Ixirne, La., 1125 air miles distant, Some fanciers contend pigeons :ravel by instinct. What instinct? It's pretty well established they don't, fly solely by sight, smell or hearing, Some years ago the start of a big race from Los Angeles was held up when (he birds refused to head for ionic. Puzzled officials limilly prevailed U]>oii Ixis Angeles radio stations to go off the air temporarily, ind when they did, the birds started oir in their various home direc- .ions, There have been similar oc- JHITCIICCS. Most pigeons are unable to orient themselves in an electrical storm. '1'lils leads to the possibility that they arc guided by some vibra- !ion in somewhat the same fashion that radio beams guide planes. Birds have down from Pensacola to New York, 1020 air miles, in three cluys, one hour and 29 minutes, but il Is quite one thing for a bird to fly that distance when trained specifically for such a race and quite another for Army deserter AU 41 AKN 223 to tty back lo her home loft in Akron from Camp Clairbonie, J125 miles nwny, seven months after she had been cooped up mid told to produce a (lock of youngsters for the armed forces. Sports Editor Schlemmer asks for Information,. please. All 1 can tell him Is that there have been many amazing flights by solitary pigeons. Perhaps the longest one on record was that oi Miss 1303. A resident of Elmont, Long Is- liilid, she found herself in Venezuela, the property of an engineer who sought to breed fine fliers, nut pigeons are notably gregarious. Miss 1303 preferred her native hcatli, and besides she didn't like South America. Anyway, following three months of confinement in Cunicas, she look it on the Eddie Rlckenbackcr. lofty mountains, dense forests, totally unfamiliar surroundings, hunger thirst, buzzards and hawks didn't faze her. Fifteen months later she was back in Elmont, Long Island. Her trip makes that of Army deserter AU -11 AKN 223 look like a week-end excursion, but maybe that long name was a handicap heavy to carry. Commercial Classes In Shorthand-Bookkeeping-Typinq MRS. L. M. BURNETT Degree From Accredited College 1010 Hearn Phone 3270 SERVING NATION-WIDE AMBULANCES Equipped With Oxygen Units For Your Better Protection HOLT FUNERAL HOME Phone 571 for Details Have a "Coke" = It's gey braw or celebrating a Scotch ship-launching Gey Irau, are the Scotch words for it at Clydcbank when a new carrier goes dowojhfi ways. Your Americaa celebrates it wit], his f am ni a r invitation, Have a "Coke". It's a phrase of friendship that is heard wherever American is spokc D ;-a cordial gesture that brings people together. J n many hods around the globe, Coca-Cola is spreading the custom of the pause that refreshes -has become a symbol of refreshing good will, just as it is when you serve it at home. JOITUD UNOER AUtMOWtV Of Wt COCA.COU COHPAKY IV COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. O f BLYTHEVILLE "Coke" = Coca-Cola It's natural for popular names to acquire friendly abbreviations, Thai's wliy you dear CocaCoh called "Coke". Delicious Foods — Reasonably Priced! MARTIN'S CAFE Specializing In Delicious Steak Dinners Special Plate Lunches Real Southern Barbecue Sandwiches—Cold Drinks BEER ON TAP AND IN BOTTLES JH W. iM.iin JOHN FOSTER, Manager I'll one 5G5 NITRATE FERTILIZER For Side Dressing. J. L. TERRELL 111S. Bdwy. Phone 2631 E. Allen Biddle of Biddie Exterminators Is now in town and will be here for the next week or 10 days. GUARANTEED PEST CONTROL. ones are scarce for Blyiheviile Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Rlylhcvillc, Ark. It's tlioticw-)5,000-tou U.S.S. Missouri, most powerful lighting ship afloat. It will cnrry about 1,200 telephones, 350 miles of telephone wire, and n ship-wide battle announcing system. Hcmombcr that UncleSnm launched 5dS warships last ycnr . . . that land forces lengthen tlicir communications every mile they advance .. . and j-ou wil! realize why the telephone gets deeper into the war day by day. The army nnd navy need everything llic licll System can make . . . not just telephone equipment, but many kinds of secret cleclric.il weapons as well. Very little civilian telephone equipment can be manufactured now. Normally, wo have reserve facilities. But jlncc the National Defense programslart- O, the number of Hell •System telephones in service has increased by more ilian 'i'A million. The reserves arc about used up. There's a wailing list now. \Vc are having to count on (he help and understanding of the people who use our service, while we do everything possible to keep that list from getting longer. For example, we're crowding switchboards beyond normal capacity. Renovating wire and other equipment, that can't be replaced. Putting every bit of equipment .441 into service. And with the co- • operation of Icleplione users, making one-party lines serve two or more families. }f yon haven't been able to get a telephone, we're sorry. We'll fill your order .^r as soon as we can, SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE CO.

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