The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 23, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 23, 1944
Page 8
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BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COU1UER NEWS Reef Sox Gam T, \ v On St. Lou/s In American By United Press The, Boston Red Six were only two games back of the league kadlng St. Louis Browns fn the American League today. The Sox gained half a game on the Browns yesterday, The'Chicago While Sox whipped the leaders while the Red Box were "splitting a doublehcflder with the. Philadelphia:-Athletics. The Red Sox took the first game 6 to 4 In 12 Innings. Tele Fox singled hiinc' (lie 1 , winning ruii to give Mike - Ryba tlic victory over Joe Berry. The A's crime hack to tskc the nightcap, 3 to 2. At New York the Yankees moved further out of their recent slumj) with anolhcr victory over (lie Washington Senators, this time 4 to 0. At St. Louis the Chicago White Sox staged a seven-run .rally in the eighth lining to defeat the Bninns 10 to 3. In another American League game. the Detroit Tigers edged out the Cleveland Indians 4 to 3. The National League turned out a thrill-packed twin bill at Boston. The Philadelphia Phillies won the first game 1 to 0 when Uou Norlliey homered In the fifteenth. The second game, colled al llie end of the fifth because of darkness, went to the Braves ^ to 0 Jlrh Tobln held the Phils liltless. • Yesterday's Results : SOUTHERN LKAGUK Birmingham 11-2, Chattanooga 3-4. Night games: New Orleans 9, Atlanta 8. Little Rock G, Knoxville 4. Nashville 12, Memphis 8. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 11-0, Boston G-7. Brooklyn 10, New York 3. Pittsburgh 0-7, Cincinnati 3-4. St. Louis-ul Chicago, postponed. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 4. Washington 0. Boslon 5-2, Philadelphia 4-3. Detroit 4, ; Cleveland 3. Chicago 10, St. Louis 3. 1 oday s Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Itfehiphls at Nashville. New Orleans at Atlanta. Little Rock ;at Knoxvllle. Birmingham at Chattanooga. ! NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Cincinnati, night Philadelphia' at Brooklyn, night. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, night Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland at Chicago, night Detroit at St. Louis, night. New York «t Philadelphia, night. Washington at Boslon. Cavc,s nrtd subterranean dwellings provide homes for more Ihan 100,000 persons throughout, northern Africa. . 'Feller Pitching in South Pacific U. S. Navy Photo from NEA A palm-fringed field on coral island in South Pacific once held hy .Taps is selling of pitchers' batlle bctu'ccn chief specialist Bob Keller, major league strikeout kintf v/hen he joined up, and fire control*. man Billy Gray of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Feller and his catcher discuss ground rules with umpires. Crackers Hold To League Lead By Slim Margin By United I'rcss Hy the skin of their tcotli, Atlanta's Crackers are hanging on to first place In llie Southern Association. They arc just five percentage points ahead of Little Rock, since last night's games have been counted in the record. The Crackers' winning slrciik over Nejv Orleans was bulled at seven Barnes as the Pc-llcans heat them 9 to 8 In 10 Innings. And meanwhile Little Rock was healing Knoxvillc 6 to 4 despite 5 errors by the Travelers, Frank Papish wns listed as the winner. Nashville continued lo lake the measure of Memphis, clipping them 12 lo 8 with Clinrlie Cuellnr on the mound. 11 was the Vols' fourth straight win over the Chicks. And Birmingham and Chntta- noogn split. The. Barons captured the first game 11 to 3, on Boh Ferguson's hurling. But in the nightcap Ihc Lookouts' Tjuvson turned in a live-hit pitching Job, and won'the game hy •] to 2, Read Courier News Want Ana Baseball Standings SOUTIIKHN LEAGUE W. I.. Atlanta 33 20 Little nock 34 21 Memphis 31 21 Birmingham ... . 28 27 Knoxvillc ' 20 20 Nashville 24 30 Chattanooga ... .20 31 New Orleans 18 35 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis 3Q Pittsburgh 31 New York Cincinnati . Hrooklyu . . Boslon . Philadelphia Chicago . .. 31 28 29 25 .22 17 St. LOUlS AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. 34 Boston 32 Chicago Detroit . ... New York . Philadelphia Washington Cleveland . 28 30 28 . 20 28 28 Pet. .C33 .cia .004 ,60!) .500 .454 .302 .340 Pet. .TOD .574 .534 .509 .492 .417 .•11:, .340 Pet. .557 .525 ,509 .500 .491 .483 .470 .467 Boxes and Baskets Short; Make Most of Containers DiiskcLs, boxes, hampers and other containers will be one of the Problems of getting' fresh fruits and vegetables to market (his summer, the U. S. Department of Agricul lure advises. Supplies of new wooden containers nre very short and many of llie more familiar used containers arc also scarcer than last year. Tills shortage comes at a season when overall vegetable and fruit crops promised to be especially large. Peach and apple crops comparable to the big crops of 1942 are expected in the East and Middle West. Spring truck crops were of record production, and prospects for slimmer production are about 20 per cent above lust year. At:the same tltnc, fewer containers' 'are being mnnnfnctnrcd. Growers are advised to meet the situation lj v ordering second-hand containers lor only their minimum needs and ordering early, and also by packing their produce in other than the conventional containers where possible. Peaches and apples, for example, may be coining (o market this year in orange boxes or In the bushel hampers commonly used for green beans and sweet potatoes. Grocers arc being askeil not to deliver orders of groceries In bushel baskets or in Usable wooden boxes. Snakes nre among the mast feared of all creatures, yet most of them fight only after trying 'to escape. FRIDAY, JUNE 23, DOPE BUCKET BS ). P. FHIE\D THE "CIIAMI" 1 KEI'OUTS Not many months ago Corporal James A. (Jimmy) Lunsford, rated at one time as one of the best heavyweight boxing prospects tills section of the country ever produced, willed from Die West Coast . . . Shortly after arriving at the New Guinea group lie wrote mi account of tils trip, during which he put on the ,'loves and scored a second round knockout. . . His second letter con- mined a glittering description of the island where he and his outfit were stationed. . . In the closing paragraph he made a prediction that something was cooking In his irca. Now comes a third letter with well, here it Is in full for your consumption: The New Guinea Group, Co. I) 238th Engr. Combat Bn APO 505, % P. M., -Frisco Dem- J. P.: Just n line on us- toys In the Southwest Pacilic. First of all, I ran Into one of my best friends. He Is Elcy Hood, from the Clear Lake Community. We both have moved a few hundred miles nearer the stopping point. Both of us were in the largest invasion ol the S. W. P., ana you can tell by part of my. address (COMBAT) that I wasn't miles behind the front line.' The Jlrst few days the big guns shook, jarred mid churned the earth. The nights looked as If the sky was made up of lightning. J. P., I have learned a lot of the Japanese. But I can't get to that now. I'll see you later. fly the looks of things the Japs still light on Sakki (liquor), The Engineers are the ones I think should get the praise of this war. When we got here there weren't any highways. We are now degrees from the Equator and that means It is H-O-T down hero. JAI'S FAST RUNNKItS Tlic Japs should lie good on the track, for they arc better runners than fighters. T don't think tlic Yanks (all called Yanks here) can bo beat under these handicaps that we have run into. There have been nights that I couldn't sleep, air raids every few minutes. But the Japs don't seem to hit their targets here like- our pilots do. It Is remarkable the way these boys can place a tomb. And once you hear one you will never forget the sound. They don't sound like anything that I have ever heard A lot ol exciting experiences have been mine. I was once sitting in my faithful fox hole In water up to my shoulders. The tracer lire was su thick I believe if I had held up mv BUY THOSE BONDS arm It would have teen cut off In an Instant. I have seen trees sheared off by one shell; minutes that Bceincd like hours. To me It looks like millions of dollars worth of Japanese equipment lined up in lots here. There Is everything from wheel barrows lo steam shovels. Every private in the army for the first tcv/ days had a vehicle of some kind. Some hud new cars. The boys In the air had planes. Everyone was forgetting their troubles. But the halt came to that. We have found a beautiful lake something like the size of Reclfoot In Tennessee. But It's quite different. Ours Is full of alligators. MOUNTAINS AltH TOUGH The mountains In the States can't compare with these. They are rough. So enlarging these roads Isn't a plaything. As I sit here writing this letter there Is a constant roar of; giant bulldozers clearing out the jungles. We have sure changed the looks of this place. This Is supposed to Ire the nicest place in the S. W. P. 'And it is certainly being used in a lot of ways. I think In a few more months there will be a lot of boys coming home, oh boy! Oh, I nearly forgot lo mention that we now have lights, and it's klnda like being home in that rc-l sped. We captured a Japanese power plant and it comes in handy. But sometimes the word is shouted "lights out." No one has to tell you to hit your fox hole. That is second nature. I feel pretty good right now. Just a few minutes ago a nice looking young lieutenant of the Air Corps FOR YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE WEA VE Suns coolly tailored by HARf SfljAfFNEft & MARX I MEM'S tli MAIN STUIII CHICKASAW West Main Near 21si St. Sat, starts 12:15; Sun. start! 1:15 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. Friday and Saturday Double Feature "THE AVENGING RIDER" wilh Tim Unit "THE LEOPARD MAN" with Dennis O'Keefc SERIAL: "The Adventures of the Flying Cadets." Donald Duck Comedy. Sunday and Monday "THE BIG SHOT" with Humphrey Bogart & Irene Manning Universal News Comedy drove up. "Hello, Jlmmle", he said. It was Lcroy Ross, who lived on Main Street near the Shirt factory Then old times started. Certainly was glad to see someone from home. He had Just seen Capl. Eugene Hood and Wallace Norman, who was a mechanic at Phillips Motor Company. Yes, I got the clipping that you were speaking about and thanks. Maybe you can take this letter and make something of it, So, If y&rfA want to try, I'll say good luck! " Your friend, Jlmtnie. Jimmic, a giant of a man— he stands about three Inches over the six foot mark and scales more than 200 pounds— is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lunsford, Rt. No. 2. Liners of 100,000 tons, capable of carrying 3000 passengers, are already being planned for building after the war. Read Courier News Want Adi. PSORIASIS RELIEVE THE ITCHING Aid in removing, scales and relievo tho ituliing of Psoriasis the antiseptic stimulating way with Bliu-k and Wljilo Ointment. Use only as directed. Daily cleaiisewitU Black and WbiloSkin Soap. NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at 1 Friday 'LONE STAR TRAIL A Universal Western Serial & Short Saturday 'OUTLAWS OF SANTA FE" with Don "Red" Barry Serial & Short Saturday OWL SHOW "SPIDER WOMAN' with Basil Rathbone Selected Shorts Suntlay and Monday 'BROADWAY RHYTHM' with George Murphy * Ginny Slmms Fox News & Short 322 Main Street Let llie thermometer climb . . . you will be refreshingly coolly efficient in your smart Dixie Weave. Dixie Weave is carefully tailored of a lightweight all-wool fabric. Wool absorbs moisture . . . lias the abil- rt}' to snap buck into shape. That's '*'*'••• ^«~ " w ^y Dixie Weave wearers are so smoothly mm ^ / well dressed and well pressed even • • / on the hottest . . . humid days.

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