The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 6, 1944
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VI /PAGE EIGHT' Triple-Headers May Be Played £vW«other Conditions '^ Moy Jam Schedules ^ In American League •£' i ! ' ' By United Press JJOne ,or more triple-header games may. become necessary' to completion' or the neck-ahd-ncck race lor the^Amerlcan league pennant, A check of 'the schedules Indicates (bat should rain Interfere with any of, 'the remaining games, three feftiries in a day might be the only toliyJon. ,v- Although American Lcnguc rules (16 riot forbid such a procedure, the Junior loop president, William Har- rldge, says all possible steps .will tie 'taken to avoid It, and Harridge believes It won't happen. 'i.Bays Harridge: -.''^'triple-header wouldiit be fair to the teams Involved. Somelhlng else,! Would '.be worked out If at all possible. Most of the American Irftfgue "clubs have .enough single dates on their last trips to take care of postponements. >.The National league set the precedent 'for triple-headers in 1920 with a three, game set on the final day. of the season, between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Football Squad Does Good Turn •'• Vlorth little Rock •) vjPlayers Help Unload i;\ Perishable Foods ••'•' ?(ORTH • 'LITTLE 1 ROCK, 'Ark., Sep: 6 (UP) •— Some 75 cadidatcs rprj srK>t,pntriflrtlV Little Rock high school's football squad were scheduled t'o . go through some unusual .training today. They're . going to safe 18 carloads of perishable -food . .V^The -shipment .arrived at the K^gcr.. Grocery, and. Baking Com- pamV siding last night, but stood Unioa'dcd airhlgHt because of the jri'anponer shortage Roger Brown Kroger merchandise manager, could only find four employes to transfer the food to the warehouse would have taken that Jour man shift six jays to unload the cars, and the ODT requires thai the* cars must be rmned In 48 rfdurs iTlien Brown thought of the football team. Sure, thej would be glad to give a helping hand The War Manpower Commission okajcd uie|plan. < ' todaj, the grid hopefuls won't Billy the Kid... a Sketch BLYTHEVILLB (ABK.) COUjRffiB .•Director HnroUi Bowlcr.skctches Cpi. Billy Conn in arls ami liolj- :bios room of London's American Rod Cross liainbow Corner. Corporal Conn mid Sfil.. Joe Louis, appcarinu beforeMmerioaii troops, will again meet for championship when war is won. Tournament Winners Greeted By Post Officials and Fans ; The' Blylhcvlllc Army Air Field got its tlrsl' chance today to pay tribute to Ihe post baseball learn, champions-of the Eastern Plying Training Coinnvaml Baseball Tournament just' completed at Montgomery, Ala. .Local military personnel mnde the most, of their opportunity to pay tribute Ui a great athletic team. Col. Ktr.e. M. 'Latidon, commanding officer, led a delegation which included the CSlsl Band, a large group of officers, enthusiastic GIs, and n platoon of Air Crew Trainees, to the railroad station to greet, the triumphant ball players as they arrived on tlie morning train. ....Cqloncl,Lnii<l(iivL!ent. Col. Harry R. Maguhe, JilaJ, John F. Mead, and others, swnrmcd around Lieut. Bill Adams, post athletic officer, Staff Sergl. Robert Tubbs, manager of the team, and the athletes, Congratulations ciune thick and fnst, then the players and the members of Die reception group paraded through the streets of Clylhevtlle, receiving the plaudits of a larye crowd ol local residents. Returning to BAAF, another parade was hold, this one passing around Post Headquarters. Then, the weary players, who defeated Gnnle Field, Ala., am! Shaw Field, S. C., to win the championship of the conupaiKl, went to their (iiiarlcrs for n rest iiml the greetings' of the! buddies. GriddersWiir Start'Work. At \ Maxwell Field "MONTGOMERY, /via." sept." o (U.P.) :— Representative of the Eastern Flying Training Command at Maxwell Field. Ala,, .have announced plans for participation in 1944 collegiate football. They plan to make up a team of former grid stars now in the Eastern Command. SoHhrough thcfr usual practice I Practice sessions will begin Mon- Theyll be working in two shifts j day,' with MaJ. Jesse W. Yarbrough, unloading canned cherries, fresh, tomatoes, potatoes and Hour former coach of the Miami high school eleven, as head coach. Capt. WRIGHT BIGGEST WINNER; for Purdue University, will Chicago—Warren Wright's Cain— vJUi tfie snme diilte met Farm was biggest money crs. . meet this A -tentative 10-gnme sdicdufc Is 'expected U be announced later. for the Ply- Winner at Arlington sunjmer with $135,915 Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Biytheville, Ark Baseball Standings NATIONAL I.KAGUK St, Louis 03 35 PitUbuigh 7G 61 Cincinnati G8 50 Chicago 58 07 New York 50 71 Boston 54 17 Brooklyn 53 78 Philadelphia 50 77 AMKIIICAN MvAGIJU New York ..' '(4 St. Louis 73 Detroit 71 Boston 71 Cleveland (H Plillndclphln 83 Chicago .' GO Washington 55 .727 .508 .552 .•404 .45-1 .412 .40. .304 .550 .553 .542 .534 .481 AS! .458 Rides fight Winners In Two Doys On Track LAUREL, Md., Sept. G (U.P.)— Jockey Lcn Bowers is the hottest thing on the race trucks these days. He has eight wins in the past, two days. Monilay Bowers kicked home four winners In the first five races and yesterday he booted in four place horses In the first six races of Laurel Park. Bowers won . today's first race aboard Patty Knott, missed the second and third, but camo thru to win the fourth, fifth and sixth races. Would Toughen Nation's Youth Health Leader Says Physical Fitness Programs Needed NEW YORK, Sept. 6. (UP'-John Kelly of the National Committee on Physical Fitness says America's failure to look after the health of its people caused <i dellnllo delay in [lie winning of the war, and Kelly idds Hint the Eniiic failure cost millions of dollars to finance belated physical fitness programs •instituted by the armed forces: Kelly says: "We have bccn'KO busy building nn empire und Improving upon our facilities mid gadget.'! of living that we have greatly neglected our na- tloiifi) health." The physical fitness expert goes on to say that Hie smallest budget in Washington ought, to be for physical fllness, but under present conditions lie believes it should be one of the largest. Says Kelly: "All the money that the Army, Navy, Mm'lnes and Coast Guard spend In making their lighting men fit, could have been saved by proper programs In the schools nml communities of the nation. 1 Kelly points out that United States takes great pride in the raising of good cattle and horses, yet pays little attention to the physical well-being of the humans. He says the disintegration of physical fitness was pointed out when 30 per cent of the first two million men called for Selective Service weie turned down nl 21 and 70 per cent failed nt 35. Kelly suggests Immediate steps for post-war participation in a physical Illness program for the youth of the United • States. Says he: "I think I have (he cure If I can convince educators of our nation to consider health as the Number One requisite for living . . .. and to place In the curriculum a period each day for physical education and participation by nil students." • ' ' • Kelly, who Is a former Olympic Games sculling champion, says both J:-.p:u> and Germany were far alicar! of the United States In physical Illness when the war started. Ho says: "Let us bear that In mind To.' the future and toughen up America." 7/te DOPE BUCKET i. V. KBIKND TltlJK TO FORM When Elmer (Hocky) stone, the lion-hearted little center who captained the Biythcvlllc Chicks' 1341 championship outfit and earned a great name over (he stale and southland for his outstanding defensive ability, Joined the Navy the fans agreed to a man that it spelled no good news for the Axis. More than once Rocky, who scaled a bare 150 pounds most of his playing days had distinguished himself on the gridiron against foes much larger and proved that he was made up mostly of fighting heart. Elmer laterally "nte up" the Navy stuff and brecwd through with flying colors to earn an early rating ol machinist, first class. His zeal and enthusiasm were skyrocketed when assigned to one of Uncle Sam's vaunted PT boats which have played prominent roles in this war, especially against the Nips in Ihe Pacific. "Rocky" was on hand for the big show on D-Day, June 6, and escaped unhurt through Ihe blistering barrage. Dul he had the misfortune to slip and fall on a return trip across the channel. He Immediately was riislicd to nn American hospital In England for treatment to his back and spine. He has been dismissed and pronounced fit, according to a recent letter received by his big brother, Earl. That Elmer holds n similar place iu the hearts and respect of his crew members that he held with his Chick teammates' is proved in a letter recctvcd this.week by Earl from Gomez Cleaned Classes And Got A Real Shock LEXINGTON, Mass., Sept 6 (UP.)-Back 111 the days when Lefty Gomez pitched for the New York Yankees the witty fllnger was responsible for as many tall miles as victories. Once Lefty decided to wear ijlass- es in help him sec tht batters. He had himself fitted with a pair of spectacles, and then one,hot day in Philadelphia he wore them while he worked against the Athletics. For six Innings Gomez pltchUI Shutout ball although his glasses frcfjiienlly look on a cover of mist In the seventh Lclly wiped off his ptosses, ami be says: "I rccogni/cel i Jimmy Foxx at Ibc plate I've WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 0, 1944 never worn glasses since." Gomel! (ildn't want to ece cluggcrs like Foxx. Read C'J'-iriei News Want Ad». HOW TO "KNOW" ASPIKIN Just ho euro to ask for St. Joseph Aspirin. There's nono faster, none stranger. Wiiy pnymo:ot World's largest' ecltcratlO^. DeuiaudSt.JoeopbAspirin. B E R L O U if™*** Moothproofing Protects C LOTH ING— RUGS—FU RNITURE-^' DRAPES—BLANKETS—etc. Ask for the scried? ule of reasonable prices. HUDSON Cleaner—Tailor—Clothiar Overseas Vets B.egin To Arrive',, At Hot Springs" HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Sept. 0 <U.P.)—The first overseas veterans to be assigned to the redistribution and recreation center at Hot Springs as guests of the War Department have arrived. . ;f . One of the' first is a pal who was with him overseas, but has been shipped back to the States. It is as follows: August 30, 1944.' . Pvt. Earl t 0 t| lc Dear Mr. Stone: I have Just been called back lo' Ihe States after serving aboard a PT in Prance, I had the great pleasure of serving' with your brother, Elmer. I have a great, respect for him, like everyone else in the squadron, for he really is one of the best engineers I have ever run across. You cnn be very proud of him, loo, for he lias distinguished himself In action more than once. He is based in England and has seen action all along the Normandy coast from Cherbourg to Le Havre and also in the Channel Islands. He is in good health and Is happy; but misses you all very much. If there is anything-else you want to know please don't hesitate to write. I shnll be very happy to let you know all I can. By the way, the dangerous PT action apparently has passed and looks very much like the .squadron will be coming back Fisher of'Fulton County who he believes he was the first Fulton County soldier sent overseas .in World War Two. n. . The others nrc Pvt. Fny Chris-' holm of St. Charles, Minn., and Pvt. Louis > Edelstcin of Hszen, N. D. The first Army couple lo register at Hot Springs is Capk. Louis Brown and Mrs. Drown, of item-' phis. Captain Brown has been in service It months, months. . ; All arc registered at the Arliug-' tbn Hotel for a two weeks stay. 'soon, perhaps by LAST OF MAN 0' WARS Camdcn, N. J.,—The last of the Man o' Wars—five Juveniles froiij Uig Red's final crop arc in the string Glen Hiddlc Farm Garden State Park. Have a Goca-(i>la=Let's go places • • * or refreshment joins the family picnic Whether it's a jaunt m the country or a gathering in a garden, guests ar, sure to cluster 'round the spot where ice-cold Coca-Cola « served. W, „ 'CM' me acs the party is beginning on a note of good fellowship. And how good Coca-Cola ta 5tes with the Amplest food! With a supply o f Coca-Cola ' in the home refrigerator, your Meads aad neighbors are always sure of the pout, tb*t refreshes. It's a symbol of welcome at home and overseas. rApr™ r OF m "«•«" COM^V „ COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. of BLYTHEV1LLE It's natural for popular namu to acquire friendly abbicvia- i lions. That's why you heat 1 Coca-Cola called "Cokc'V 1944 Tii c-c to... him. He Is perfectly all right; ' Sincere!}', George W. Gardner. ARRIVES FROM OVERSEAS Scrgt. Charles Wright, who, a£ he states, has been a member ofHhe "arm-chair troops" in Great Britain directing traffic at one of the air bases, has arrived in the States, according to his aunt, Miss Mary Sue Wright. Charles, who turned in a great year at tackle for the Chicks several seasons ago, was flown to the Stales to be at the bedside of his grandmother who is at the .point of death at her home In Tupelo, Miss. . . . STOPS ANOTHER-Bllly Reed, the great little Osccola snapperback of a couple ol campaigns ago, is hack in the hospital with another wound. The gallant Marine wa.5 struck In the left foot during the feaipan invasion and taken to a hospital on New Caledonia. Imagine ills pleasant surprise when Scrgt. Melvln Lapldes,, another cx-Seminole star athlete, paid him a visit,'. . . GREAT STUFF—A-C Harris Hunt Is riding the clouds, not literally but actually. . . The younger brother of Bill and Jimmy who paid the supreme sacrifice for freedom, finished primary training at the Corsicana (Tex.) Army Air Field and moves into the next phase of cadet. training that leads to a commission in the Army Air Corps. "Best thing I've found", lie enthusiastically writes his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ncy Hunt . . . MOVED AGAIN— Major Albert Hidings, am of Assistant Postmaster and Mrs. E. E. Hidings, has been assigned to temporary duty at the Temple (Texas' Army Air Field. He has been nl Galvcston, Texas . . . SURGERY —Scrgt. Homer Beslmrse, who received a broken back as a result of a frenk accident sotnc months ago, Is to undergo an operation on his spine. Unless the surgco* corrects the ailment he likely will receive a medical discharge. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Besharsc. FOOTBAM, KUROWSKI State College, Pa.,—R,iy Kurowski, brother of the Cardinals' third baseball and also called "Whitey," Is trying football for the first time at Pcnn Slate, where he starred In baseball. GULR SERVICE STATION Corner 5th and Main Now Under Management ol 0. E. 'Kick' Nicholson Washing - Greasing Blmonlilng - Tire Rtpalr ONE STOP SERVICE OPPORTUNITY 10,000 Acres Fine Farm Land For Sale Every Acre Located In Mississippi County All Cleared and Highly Developed ^^NoHn years has there been the opportunity for both large and small farmers to buy well developed farm land in Mississippi County, Arkansas at such a low price arid on such lenient terms. All of this land is offered for sale in tracts suitable for any size family or for large operators. Well traversed with good gravel and dirt roads. • '*• Every acre conveniently located as to a good store, gin and the Victoria school. SMALL DOWN PAYMENT-TERMS LIKE RENT Interest Rate On Deferred Payments Only 5 Per Cent Lee Wilson & Company Wilsori, Arkansas MATTRESSES! We find that \ye are slightly over stocked on MATTRESSES . . SPRING AIR SEALY and PERFECT SLEEP ... So here's your chance to buy these nationally advertised mattresses at a savings! PRICES EFFECTIVE Thurs., Sept 7 thru Saturday, Sept. 16 Reduced To 39 50 MATTRESSES IT MATTRESSES 50 Ib. COTTON MATTRESSES.. 50 Reduced To 50 34 24 ... 6.95 (These Usually Sell Klscwhore For Up to 9.95) FELT MATTRESSES At Reductions Up To Our new Faff stocks of furniture include a truly outstanding showing of fine upholstered firing room suites and occasional chairs; mostly with regular spring construction. We've a selection in every price range . . . Shop Wude's before you buy! Wade Furniture Co. Blythevillc, Ark.

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