The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 15, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 15, 1944
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f PAGE SIX BLYTHEVJLLB (ARK.)] CPUBIBB NEWS Fliers To Face Powerful Nine From Columbus, 0., Tomorrow up. It didn't take him long to make up his mind for Bond ns Duck Bgnln started In on the leg, | Then Duck and Roy started In on "The Bat" with vim and BOOH | had him on the way out with a The Blythcville Army Air Field Fliers, runner-up in the,combined shuttle leg ntiack. The Mid-South Service Tournament at Memphis last month, face ••their..biggest opportunity for national recognition here tomorrow as they face the Lockbourne Army Air Field Fliers Of Columbus, Ohio, in the second round of the AAF Eastern Flying Training Command Little World Series tournament. : Manager Robert Tubbs' crack out- » fit, winner of 28 In 38 starts this' season, earned the right to face the strong Ohio Filers by defeating the Smyrna, <Temi.) Bombers, 6-1, last week. Tjockbqurne moved into the second round by virtue .of llielr stunning 3-2 triumph over the Freeman Field Blue Devils. Rated as underdogs, they came from behind U> upset the favorites and establish themselves ns one of the teams to beat for the title. Staff Sergeant Tubbs, who has done a magnificent Job of handling his team for the two years the Air Field entry has teen cxlstant, will call on his ace southpaw, Corp. Mel Parnell, to take care of the hurling duties. Winneri of six games while losing only two, the slim New Orleans youngster Is rated .one of the best pitchers In the service and conceded an excellent chance to carve out a great major league career after the war. Mel also lends his team In UiUing with a lusty .408 mark. He is quite a slugger, his 31 litUs for Ihe season having included five home runs, six triples, and five two-bag- gers, driving In 17 runs and scoring 21 himself. Have Tower al Bat The local filers, boasting « team mace mark of .298 against the cream of the service and semi-pro teams In this section, not to mention the Memphis Chicks, first half winners Iri the Southern Association, will solid six hitters who are In the select .300 circle against the visitors In an effort to move inlo the semifinals. They are Leonard Travis, third base, .338; Fred Swan, second base, .321; Max Vlckers, short slop, .319; Mack McWhorter, first base, .318, tuid Frank Sproul, left fielder and leading slugger, .302. The redheaded star has hammered out 10 home runs and driven In 38 runs for Lawson, Welch Win At Arena 'The Bat' And Partner Bill Canny Defeated In Whirlwind Match "Tlie Tiat," hcodcd glnnt, no longer remains unbeaten In Dly- Ihcvillc, but Is unmasked. Led by agile Buck Lawson, Ihc extensive winning slrcak ol (he masked marvel was snapped last night when Buck and Roy Welch defeated his nnd his partner, "Wild 1311!'' Canny In the fenlurc tag as Cnnny rescue. Working top honors. As expected, he lias drawn the most walks, 23. • Just a point nway from the charmed group Is Danny LaOrutta, fleet fooled centerfiehlcr who Is ex- peclcd lo return from his furlough in time for the game. He will aid considerably lo the defense, as well as supply batting strength. ' Catcher Is Spark ; • Blalek, hard working catcher and a team sparkplug, Is another valuable member. He is llilrd in runs baited Iri with 20, hitting .210, lie Is just emerging from n baiting slump that took him from the .300 mark. Me nlso is third In runs scored. . Swan leads MeWhorter by just one in the race for Ihc most hits, El-50, with Blalek, Vlckers nnd Travis tied for third al 45 each. Vlck- ers has scored 44 times for high. Travis' eight doubles gives him n margin over the field In llial dcpart- ' merit. Parnell, Blalek nnd Sproul arc in a three-way deadlock In triples with six apiece. On the reserve list ready for call to action are: Scrgt. Euel (Tiny) Davis, outfielder, .400; Stan Wlotko, outfielder, .240; Sergt. Den Guztc- wicz, .188; nnd Bert Dares, Inflclder, 'recent transfer from Newport, .200. Other pitchers and their records include: S-Scrgt. Francis Huth (6-2) and Charles Edgar southpaw transfer from Newport, (2-2). The visiting Fliers, who nre scheduled to arrive today, pin their mnln •hopes for victory on' the shoulders of Corp. Jim Tclford, right handed hvirler from Pittsburgh, Penn. The big pitcher has a record of eight . and two, the same as Parnell. His two losses were credited to faulty infield support. Rely On Veteran Available Is Sergt. Jerry Cosby, 42-year-old right handcr who once was the property ol the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Lieut. Jtie Koselton, of "the Mountain State League. Pfc. Wilbur Harden, catcher, who caught for Gastonia, N. C., in HID -Bi-State League, and Lieut. Bill Sands, former Boston University 'star, are other promlncnts for the Invaders. Chief batting strength comes from Pfc. Don Marcel, left fielder; Sergt. Alfred Buzzelli, third base, and Pvt. Hubert Briscoe, second Backer. All are hitting well over the .300 mark. Rounding out the team arc Corp. • Prank Meskimus, Ib; Sergt. Charles Scppy, short, Pvt, Eldon Miller, righlfield, and Pvt. Tony Crispman. Managing the team jointly are Lieut. Bill Furlong, assistant physical training director, and Corp. Walter Llndqutst, former high school coach in California. Probable batting orders: inntcli of Promoter Mike Mcroney's weekly wrestling Know. This fellow Lawson, former Naval commando Instructor nnd milte a favorite here, was the hero of the straight fall victory. Smashing everything In sight, with a devastating two-fisted attack, he was a veritable whirlwind as lie Bet a blistering pace against the meanle pair. Highlight of the very, very rough balllc came during Ihc scrap for the Initial fall. "The Bat" nnd Canny hart singled out Welch nnd were giving him the works In definite vlllnln fashion. Chomping his bits for several minutes Buck stood it as long ns he could. He jumped over (he ropes much on the same order ns he used to leach the young Navy fledglngs and went right lo work. Leaping on "The Bnt'.s" 1 buck he pried him off then leveled off with a powerhouse rlgnt swing that sent tht 200-pounder on his shoulder blndes. In the meantime Canny caught a glimpse of what was hniipcnlng to his mate and went lo his rescue. He WHS met with n volley of rights and lefts and loo went down. Then for the next few seconds lluck knocked them down as fast ns they got up in typical barroom order, tonally, the ring was cleared of none but Buck who still w.v> waving his arms In a "comc-on- nnd-flght gesture ns the packed house roared. Kefcrcc Has Troubles Mickey Barnes, n skcelerwelght who was just about half as Wg nnd extra time was eight minutes. The fans received a tremendous thrill during the second fall when Buck mndc n desperate nllcmpt lo tear the mask from "The Bat". He succeeded In gelling It up over his chin but could gel no farther came to his partner'* In perfect coordination Welch and IJIWSOH made short work of the second MM. They cornered "The Bat" and linnmicred him out via the rock and tsock method. They threw everything but the ring posts nnd coon had him submerged and out as cold ns n seal's nose. Buck Has fun While fioy was pouring it on "The Bat" Buck was having qullB a. lime with Cnnny. He kicked "Wild Bill" from the ring and booted him back lo Ihc floor ns he attempted to gel back Inlo Ihc ring, despite efforts of the ofllclal to prevent such actions. When Canny did get back he wns In KUch bad shape that Buck had little trouble kayolng him for Hie fall. The losers, however, win clnlm Lieut. Kerr Wins Tennis Championship Lieut. John A. Kcrr of the BAAF won the Army Air Ftorcos Eastern Flying Training Commnnd's tennis championship Saturday afternoon, It was learned today from Cockran Field, Oa., scene of the tournament. Kerr, who in 1G40 was a member of the Junior Davis Cup Team, achieved his victory by defeating Pvt. Vernon Beard of the Greenville, (Miss) Army Air Field. Tills Is the second tournament the Hlythcvllle officer has won during the past week, lie having at-' lalncd the championship In the recent city of Memphis Tennis Tournament, work. They won both In-- dividual preliminaries, canny defeated Lawson in 14 mlmilc.5, using an "anatomical twist" a.s a climax to a vicious leg nssnull. "The Bat" showed his class to down Welch In 12 minutes. Picking ruiy up bodily, lie smashed him four (lines fiver his knee to pavo the way for the final body pin. It wn.s- n torrid scrap from slnrt to finish and the fans appeared re- some consolation over Die eve- llcral ivlicu It was over. TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 27 Entries Filed For Tennis Meet Of Jaycees Here With 21 entries to (Into In the Junior Chamber of Commerce Tennis Tournament to be held Aug. 18, 19 nnd 20, the event promises to lie an Interesting one ns more entries arc expected before the closing date lo-. morrow nt 7 o'clock evening. The tournament will be staged ill Hus- scll Uarliam's court on North Highway 61. Com]ictlnB In the senior bracket, will be Mr. Barham, J, L. Thompson, nob Smith, Hlldrcd Bunch, Jimmy Smothcrmoii, jiin Crawford, Kendall Berry, J. R. McConnclI. Hnrman Taylor, Wilson Henry, nnd W. I. Osborne Jr. In tlie junior bracket of 18-yoar- olds'-and-under will be Jim Smart. Everett Peterson, Harry Carter J'arr, Chester Cnldwell Jr., Cliarlcy Warren, J. I,. Johnson, .Stanley Hood, Edscl Hitrber, joe Sallbn, Frank Nicholson, JJcn Lancashire? Mnc Williams, and Charles Crig- gcr Jr. Playing In the junior .girls class will be Miirlon Stcinac. Helen Nicholson and Virginia Williams. Entries may be filed wild Hob Lee at Hie Red Top Gin on Norlli Highway Cl, Mclvin Halscli nl the Hustle; Inn, or Roland Bishop nl Swift Oil Mill. Veteran Certain Brother Will Be Credit To Army "Dear Mom: Don't worry too much about Harold. I haven't a ilmibl but Hint lie'll make It OK Certainly you should be proud that lie Js physically nnd menially fit to Join the. 10 million of us who arc In Ibis Xlglit for the things we love most." So IM. Jack B. Robertson wrote his mother, Mrs. Jack Robertson of noulo 3, UlyUievlllc, upon hear* Ing that his brother, Harold Robertson was to leave today for service with the Army, Overseas in (lie India-china battle /one for the past 28 months with (lie Air Corps, Private Robertson hopes to receive a furlough for ,1 visit home this I.YUJ after three years service. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson also have two other sons In the armed forces. Pvl. James Robertson of the Signal corps of Hie Army has been In New Caledonia for the past year, and Corp. diaries Robertson of Hie Arjny Quartermaster Corps Is .stniloiu'd In Aberdeen, Md. 10 CHECK whittling done on where Tic was In- heavy as any one of the four participants, served ns referee In place of Mike Mcroncy, who is scheduled to have some his left check jurcti in n recent fall from the ring. As small ns he was, Mickey did surprisingly well keeping, {.lie big boys In hand, though he did come In for considerable (rouble. But he wns willing lo wade right In nnd soon commanded Ihclr inspect, thanks to n '.INT-laden right hand that once flnltcned Canny In r. melee. Blyfhcvillc Vickcrs, ss Swan, 2b V Parnell, p Lorkbourne Seppy or Briscoe, 2b Miller, rf Biizzcllf, 3b Promoter Mike Meroncy is » frrantlfalhcr for the fourth lime. A rcil-balrcd lassie was born August 1 ,to a daughter, Mrs. Charles Taylor, al the. Methodist Hospital In Memphis. The young lady nearly came on her mother's birthday, which is the same ns Mikes and a twin. All lhr« ccle- bralc on July 30. It look Lawson and Welch 25 minutes lo gain Ihc first fnll in some of the roughcsl nnd wackiest Grappling ever displayed in thb local Legion ring. In fact, nt one stngc It bacamc so boisterous hs all tour battled on lurlous terms that Referee Barnes himself got tangled up nnd sliirtcd lo declare n fall when It wns obvious that he had no such right. Promoter ringside, quickly straightened him ringside, quclkly straightened him out. Cnnny Goes First ^ was the first (o go. He yelled "calf rope" after 17 minutes M save him from further punishment as Lawson unmercifully rodi his bum leg with n step-over leg bar. Buck had to do the job twice, as n matter of fact. Evidently, Hie referee misunderstood Cnnny nnd declared the fall. Almost to the ropes Canny said he hadn't given McWhorlcr, Ib Sproul, If Travis, 3b LaGrutta, ct Blalek, c Wlolko, rf Marcel, If Harden, c Crlspmnn, cf Meskimus, Ib Sands, ss Telford, p Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON TOO RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blythevffle, Ark. Phone 2911 FALL PLANTING SEEDS WINTER WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS, RYE and HAIRY VETCH. Recleaned. High Purity and Germination. Blytheville Soybean Corp. ~,^.{fii, - 1800 W. Main. IN 7DAYS ' 666 III for Mnlminl Symptoms Soldier Boxers To Perform At Recreation Hall Members of Ihc BAAF Boxing engage each other In Team will bouts at the Recreation Hall Friday night, Staff Scrgt. Jesse L,. Clements, boxing lusliuclor, announced today. ; .. r >||j Tlie number of bouts lo he sclied- ulcd lias not ycl been decided upon but those taking part In Ihc slug-fcsls Friday night will be the men who will meet boxers from the Naval Air Technical Station of Memphis in bouts nere a week from Friday. "The bouts this week will serve to loosen up Ihc boxers for next week's fights," suld Clements today "nnd will give local military and civilian personnel an oppoilunltv to see some of our new men in acilon. Well have some good conlcsls. I'll promise you that." SKBK KOHINSON CONTRACT New York.—Bowman Milllgai, and Chick Wergeles, co-managers of Beau Jack, seek the contract of )' Robinson, Harlem welter. ' It's A Fact- Thai all through (he years the I.ej;iun has battled for proper leg- Mulion to lake care of veterans and llicir dependents. This trailer this cottage • this manson all get the same service! .WAR has moved many American families into new living quarters. But, .whatever tlie size 'of their homes, they all get exactly the same dependable electric, serace* •< Oh, Sure, gome folts may light more rooms and use more appliances than you do. But the service and the quality of the electricity you receive remain the same. [You can't huy au "exclusive" grade. Electricity is also the one service whose cost lias remained while the cost of living in general has heeu going up, ,Whoa, you eay?i||YouT bill's heeu more over the years ?., [Well, that's because you're now using electricity to keep food, wasli clothes, clean rugs, tell time and make music — where puce you used it only for light, The truth is, the average 'American family today gels nh'out tivlce as much electricity for its money as it 'did 15 years ago 1 And we, your friends and neighhors, are proud to be one of the many electric companies under business management, bringing you this bargain. Miog)wca ' "~ '• 4» ^,-^fr, jp- . *M^fc -%^^— ^ f's OurBusiness fo Serve yot<^ CHICKASAW West Main Near 21»l Si. Bat. starts 12:45) Ron. start* 1:15 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Bat. and Bun. Tuesday RUDDY N1TR 2 Tickets For the I'rlce of 1 "IN THIS OUR LIFE" with llettc Davis :in<l George Ilrcnt Comedy Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "THE MALE ANIMAL" Willl Henry Fonda & Olivia DcIIavIUnd and 'LADY WITH RED HAIR' willx Miriam Hopkins New Theatft Manila's Finest Shows Nighlly 8:00 P. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System Tuesday 'PHANTOM LADY' willi Ella Raines :1 Hcl Franchot Tone ALSO SGKIAL Wednesday & Thursday./ "BETWEEN TWO WORLDS" with John Garlicld & Paul Hcnrcid . Fax News & Short Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Tuesday PAL NITE Henry Aldrich Haunts a House! with Jimmy I.ydou and Smith Sclcclcd Shorls ChJ Wednesday & Thursday 'What a ,' Woman' willi Rosalind Kussell & Ilriau Ahcrne News of the Day Stiorl. THEATRE Manila, Arkv WEEK-DAY NIGHTS Boi Office Opens 8—Show Starts at 8:15. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Box Offlcd Opens 1 Show Slarls 1:15 gON'T WAtTB tl.BCTHfCITT JSST 1ECAU8E ITf« CRFAP AMD ISN'T 4AHONIDI Tuesday & Wednesdny L"THE RIGHT MAN" kiln Alan I.ndd, Julie Bishop, |ilh Fellows and Wilbur Evans KO NEWS & Sclcclcd Short

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