The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 29, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 29, 1944
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*AGE EIGHT ULYTHEVILLE (ARK.); COUBIE8 NEWS Yankees Trim Browns, 7-2, And Move Up By Vnlltil Pivss American league position 1 ; have been re-scrambled again. 'Die Yankees and tlie Red SoXjhavc moved Into second arid third places, respectively. And the Athletics have fmnbed lo Die sixth i-ini?. Dick Slcbert was (lie man of Hie hour for the PliHadelphh Atli- Wlcs..'His two-run honier in the third broke n tie, and the A's went on to beat Uie Indians 7 to 3. Don Black.,'.look the honors on the pitching side, of the ledger. The' Yankees, who've, von six of their last seven games, handed the league-loading Browns n 7 to 2 defeat. They tagged pltcuur Tiob Mimerief: for eight hits ami seven runs in the first four innings. Alley Donald did the Yankee hurling! Johnny Niggcling turned In a finished three-hit linrlln; job for the', Washington Senators as they trounced the Detroit .Tigers 4 to 1. The Washington hurler ruined a possible .shutout by walking Eddie Mayo with the bases full in the sixth inning. The Boston Red Sox wove<! into third place In the junior circuit by nosing.but the Chicago White Sox 4 to-3. Orval Grove was the losing pitcher. ; In the National League, the Cincinnati Reds were the big winners, They moved into third place by virtue of a double victory over the Boston Braves. The Hcds won the opener In 10 innings, 4 to 3. Then they came back In the nightcap lo tflk,. another close decision, 3 to 2, The Chicago Cubs innclc it two straight over the Brooklyn g«rs. Bill Nicholson supplied the punch in the first game, which the Cubs won 12 lo G. Nicholson hit a Jour-run homer in the sixth, and another four-bagger In the eighth. Hank Wyso hurled the Cubs lo n 6 to 2 (lie nightcap. The New York Giants took a . <o 2 beating at the hands of the DOPE BUCKET BY j. r. BRSIIAUSK GKTS BACK The report that Hcischcll lic- sharse, one of the five football playing Bcsharsc who starred with the Blythcville Chickasaws, was killed April 20 during the fighting In Italy has proven false. . . . Ills wife, the former Miss Margaret Ronsh, has received n letter from him dated June 12 in which he stated that h c just returned from the fighting front and wns unnble lappened so long ago that it was almost forgotten, has cropped up '.o plague Apprentice Seaman p. T. ilaney soon after his arrival at 3amp Wallace, Texas. . . . One of his ears gave him so much Irou- )le that he wns hustled off to a lospltal and an x-ray made. . . . "t was learned that he had suffer- d a perforated ear drum. . T. then recalled that he to write sooner. . Tlie fatality report, emanated with ircrscliell's own outfit and was given lo Charles Smith, another Blythevllle boy. Charles made a special trip to find out why Herschell had not written, at the insistence of Mrs. J. M. liesharsc, Ifcrschell's mother. ... Smith was informed by some of Herschcll's buddies thai he was killed during a bombing raid and relayed the message to his mother, Mrs. J. P. Smith, Just IIOK- the rumor got started in Italy Is not definitely known. Rut the news Imd been 1 received here previously that Herschcll's truck line! been blown to bits by a direct hit while enroute to the An- zfo beachhead. . . . The largest recognizable piece was one wheel. . . . When Hcrschell failed lo return on schedule, aiijj the report got hnck to tills camp that Ills truck was bombed and destroyed, they put two and two together and often were commonplace nnd no parllcu- incsman during those three sra-|al League for 12 years. And every sons he was subjected to a number ycar wns „ successful one. But this ear "Arky"-who WHS torn In the illle Arkansas town of Cllfly— s devoting Ills time to Ills rnnch al Poltcr Valley, Calif. Tlie bin wigs of tho National have becji rylng to persuade the great 1n- leldcr lo rctuni to the R»me—but came up with lion. the logical dcduc- WITH VICTORIOUS ARMY Charles has written that he now can tell that his outfit, the Olst P. A. Battalion of the 45th Armored Division attached to the American 5th Army, helped drive tlie Germans through the Anzlo beachhead and SO miles beyond Rome. 1 second-place Pittsburgh Pirates. Ilc wns *" n »me about eight hours Tlie Bues jumped on starter -""d didn't get to see ns much of Rube Fischer, and Lou PolH—the j lllB clt .v n! > he would have liked, second new York Imrler—for six.'' • • ''"''c Italian people were con- runs In the first two Innings to stantly grouped nround them, be- put the. game In Ice. Max Butcher slowing some with kisses and what handled the hurling assignment for nvc you. ... He said he didn't Pittsburgh.•• 'mind when " The Philadelphia Phillies and lllcl 'e first. the St. Louis Cardinals finished game that was suspended on May 16. Tlie Phils stnved off the St. Louis attack, and finished up ahead 6 to 6. The Phillies won the regular game, 4 to 0. Blytheville To Compete In EFTC Journey The Blytheville Army Air Field baseball nine will compete in the Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training" Command's 1041 Championship : Baseball .Tournament, it .««s announced this week by Lieut. BUI Adams,-locnl athletic director. Tlie BAAF team will 1 compete agninst olhcr lop notch soldier teams from various fields and stations in tlie Western Plying Training ^Command. The present schcd- ( nle calls lor Ihe local aggregation to jneet^ ns its first opponent the strong team from the Smyrna, Tenn;, Army Air Field. The game will be played at Smyrna some time in July. The' winner of this contest will play another EaTO team in tlie second round of the, elimination tournament. The final four winners are scheduled to play a doublehcadcr at Montgomery, Ala., gopt. 3, and the two winners of these contests will play lor the championship on Sept. 4 at Montgomery. While there has been no official denouncement of prizes for (he winning teams and players, it is anticipated that suitable "individual awards and a trophy for the championship team will be present*.;!. .The BAAF team Is' managed by Staff Sergt. Robert Tubbs, .1 former semi-pro baseball star who was In the sporting goods business In Little Rock, Ark,, lor 10 years before he entered the Sen-ice. the pretty girls got His battalion recently vvns relieved for rest nnd reconditioning of their equipment. . . Before this thing is over and gets out of Italy Charles hopes o return to Rome and have n good look at some of the historic sites Mid famous places. . . . From what he saw during those busy eight hours convinced him that n rcn! treat, was In store with n little mor e lime to look around. Charles hns seen a number of loon! boys In Italy nnd reports a time with the "bull sessions". In addition to Bcsharsc, he has encountered Scrgt. Dick Haney, Caplain Byron Walker, Russell Bunch Major Dick Tlpton, and posslbH others. INJURY CROPS UP An old football Injury which Imp- ... P. received •vn unusually violent lick in the lead during one of those memorable grid struggles with Joncsboro On the Sidelines BY JOHN II. BELFORI) United Press Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, June 27 This Is a swan song for a 175- )>oimd hustling piece of humanity known throughout the National League. Tltls Is a matter for the records so that the children of Arkansas will remember a once dynamic short-slop, who In his glory, led tlie swatting champions f « this time with 17. In 1940 the Arkansas Bthlete took two honors in the league. He not only scored the most rims, 113, but he also led in triples, with 15. And last season he again led tiie league In two departments. He won top honors by scoruig 112 runs during the season—and stealing 20 bases. S(art«d With Wichita "Arky" got his start with •Wichita, Kan., In tiie Western League back In 1931. 'Hie following season he moved up to Pittsburgh, where he remained until 1D42, when he was traded to Brooklyn, Tlie Dodger management evidently thought n lot of Vaughan, for they gave Pittsburgh four players for him. And now the great Vaughan is He's found that lie likes .N B in Nal nal U ' • "< a e is ahnut Flnw! v "Arti- llle fimo11 of " lc wl(!o onc » s SUFyl "'"", ^ ?"*!',?' nntl swrat of tllc h I year—celebrated Ills 32nd birthday. And who now hns advised National League officials that his major nnd that blow may have done the i league days are over. damage. But as a Chick 1 Vauglmn Ims been in Ihc Nallon- ar attention paid. VISIT SON—Tlie Thomas rt. ivys report a grand time In Philadelphia while 'Islling Ens. Victor Ivy. . . . They spent several hours as guesls of Lieut, and Mrs. William D. Mc- Clurkln an t | look a tour of the University of Pennsylvania where Ltcut. McClurkiii, former local school superintendent, teaches air- )lanc Identification In the Naval >rogram. . . . Rabid (very) base- lall fans, they naturally saw the Chillies and Athletics in action bc- "orc returning. Baseball Standings BOUTHEBN LEAGUK Memphis 37 Atlanta .38 Little Rock 37 Birmingham 31 Knoxvillc 2'l Nashville . Chattanooga . .. New Orleans ... NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 41 18 Pittsburgh 31 25 New York , 32 29 Brooklyn 33 32 Cincinnati 33 30 Boston 27 38 Philadelphia 24 35 Chicago 21 35 AMERICAN LEAGUE 28 25 19 St. Louis Chicago 30 New York 32 Boston . 34 Washington 31 Philadelphia -30 Detroit 30 Cleveland 29 2fl 28 29 31 33 34 35 yo .007 .(iOO .585 .508 .458 .459 .446 .322 .605 .553, .524 .508 .521 .414 .407 .375 .570 .517 .525 .523 .484 .469 .401 .440 Never Hit Below .300 During hk 13 years in organized Iraseball, Vaughan never had a unison batting average below .300. And in 1035, while playing short with Ihc Pittsburgh Pirates, Vaughan captured the National League batting championship with a searon average of .385. Vanglmn was at bat 499 times during that season, and banged out 102 singles, 34 two-baggers, 10 triples and 19 home runs. He crossed the plate 10B times—anil drove In 80 runs. Tlie five foot and 10 Inch in- flcldcr seemed to have a knack at capturing league championships. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham 11, Atlanta 4. - LiUlo Rock 8-14, Nashville 10-3. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago ia-6, Brooklyn 6-2. Cincinnati 4^3, Boston 3-2. Pittsburgh 9, New York 2. Philadelphia 0-4, St. Louis 5-0. Arky" says he Mint Is that. is through. And He captured ills first it he led the league' 1D33, when thrce-biise lilts with 10. In 1936 he copped lop honors by scoring 122 runs. Again, in 1937, he captured the league honors for three-baggers— room. Vniiglian retires In splendor. His 12-year average In the major leagues reveals he has played in 1,688 games; been nt bat 0,373 tlmc.s; scored 1,130 runs; whnmmeii !,032 singles; bopped 348 doubles: socked 128 triples; walloped SI home runs, drove In 879 runs and stole 1H bases. His lifetime batting average is a healthy .31fl. » • * It looks as It the old gambling evil is threatening to raise 1U .slimy head around baseball parks again this season. The cops pounced down on a couple of gamblers at Travelers field In Little Rock a couple of weeks ago. But the "big shoU" of the ring slipped out unnoticed. And baseball writers in Phila- THUKSDAY, JUNE 29, 1944 delphia are worried over the fact Uinl [wlicc have been snatching gamblers in all parts of the Shibe Park stands. "Small Scale" Bets At present, the gambling seems to be on a small scale—If you can call $1,000 bets small scale. At least there Is no Indication that the racket Is organized, But owners of ball clubs are worried over the situation. They remember, too well, the notorious events of the 1919 World Scries. However, the club officials, so far, have been slow to act in most coses. And if they don't take steps to put a halt to such activities Immediately, the situation might easily get out of hand. It's still against the law lo fish in Lake Fort Smith—and the wails of Port Smith fishermen can be heard from the Oklahoma line clear down to Texarkana. Fishermen had a faint ray of hope that Fort Smith's city fathers would lift, their ban on fishing nnd boating In the lake. But last week the city park board put an end to the hopes and announced that the ban still sticks. It was explained that the ban was ordered by the state health department and ttie Fort Smith park board lias no power to change It. However, fishing from the hank Is permitted. And there have been numerous reports on good catches of bass. 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