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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 8, 1944
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,PAGE EIGHT BLYTHKV1LLE (ARK.). POURIEE Browns Gain Tie For League Li-ad :'• Beat White Sox, 5-4, ; /Trout Pitches Tigers To Win Over Indians By UuHed I'ress .The' St; Louis Browns have pulled up to' Me tile Ncsv York Yankees lor the American League lend witli a 5 to 4 triumph over the Chicago White Sox. •Die Brownie \lctory gives both tfie'Browns.and the Yanks a .550 average with 14 games won and 59 lost. 'benny Galehouse. Sam Zoldak and Al.Shirley all took a hand nl pitching the Brownies to victory, an'd Shirley wds credited with his filth win .Cf the season. Ralph ; Maltzberger, who came In foKfhe White Sox in the ninth Inning,''was "credited with the loss. , 'Earlier. In '{he day Dizzy Trout pitched'.the Detroit Tigers to.a 3 tp'''6 ; win over the Cleveland In- dUris> It' was Trout's 24th victory arjd.jhls' sixth shutout of the season.-.*,' .,.'.'"" These were the only games schcd- u[ed in the American League. ..' Jh trie National League, Philadelphia cooled the Brooklyn Dodgers 7'to 5. Both teams got unearned jijns, but a'muff by Howie Schultz finaljy.-gave the game to the Phillies'.- •....-' 'At St. Louis, .the cards beat out. ai3 to 2'win ,over the Chicago Cubs. St. .Louts got 10 hits oft Chicago's , Bob Chlpmtm while Bruin batsmen .'managed to get but four • of/ .Harry Brechcen and Eldrcd Byerlyl ,. • /The Cincinnati Reds made a 2 to 1'triumph' over the Pirates from Pittsburgh. Ed- Heusser held the Hues to six hits while the Reds got 10. off- Ftltz Ostermiieller. .. . '.'jri'. New -York the Boston Brave, took'-a 9 to"3 drubbing nt the lianrts ofithe Giants. Bill VolseHe's three- hit pitching paced the ginnt attack Cjinrlev Workman scored two Bos- 'ton men with his seventh homer of thdscason, while Mel Ott and Ernie Lombard! drove in five run for the G'ants with their pair o homers DOPE BUCKET BX j. r. FBUND Greenville Team Here Today For Pair Of Games The' BAAP baseball team, EFTC ihampions, will pln\ what may be the,last home games or the season when . the'Greenville, Miss., Army Air, 'Field- aggregation arrives for games today and tomorrow. [The game today was scheduled to begin at 3 o'clock, \\hlle tomorrow's fray ^111 start at 3 30 p. in. "jit is gxpected that In one ol these .contests Leftv Mel Parncll ahd'Pvt. Gene Stocksdale, Orcen- \llle's falented righthander, will tangle in,a pitching duel. jNext week, the locals will joi:r- FI11ST HANI) ACCOUNT A grapllic, first hand account of he reception received by our Doughboys as they helped to liberate French cities which had been held mdcr the domineering thumb of Nazi Germany was sent.'me In a recent letter from Corp. Jess D. Davis, Jr., former Ark-Mo Power Company mployee and husband of the former ,llss Virginia Durham, chief opcra- or of the local Southwestern Bell Telephone office. ' Jess has been overseas considerably less than a year but got into he big push Into Fiance and Is dong his active part In the drive to he heart of Germany, which we lope will not be fnr In the offing. His Interesting and well related etter is as follows: 18 Aug. 44 France Dear J. p.: Well, J. P., I guess you are sur- lirlscd ixt hearing from me so soon. But today, in a letter Irom my wife, was enclosed n copy of your "Dope Bucket", the one In which you published my letter that was written to you while in England Gee, it was certainly nice of /you to do that, and also mentioning the fact that we nil wanted imill fioir the folks back home. I'm glad Virginia sent the article on to me for I'm so late In getting the Courier Received one today published 0 July so you sec the news Is pretty oU but still new to me. It seems finm; to read In the Courier about ccr- talii battle going on here In Fraud and certain towns such as Cher bourg nncl Monlcburg about to be taken, while now I've been through so many of these. Yes, the news is old but just to see BLYTHEVILLE across the top of the page helps so much. MEETS 'HIM, fiOYI> , I have been In France for quite n while now but only recently was able to write about it. About the liiirti day iii France I run Into Lieut. Bill Boyd and sure wns glad to sec him. He is in good health and looks fine, nnd Is as jolly as cvei 1 . We tAlked quite a while about you and the rest back home. He said Buddy Terry was in Prance nnd Hint ills outfit was up front fighting. As yet, I haven't seen hini. We laid iinitjud for n while before coming up Into battle, but since then have,scon quite a bit of fiction; Right now as I, ; write you the roar of the guns'are sounding In my ears but. thank goodness, they are our guns. J. P., France Is a nice country but it's a shame the It has been destroyed. The towns are lint on the ground from being bombed and ney to Greenville io play two return games there. ' belled. Words can't describe the vuy some of them look. You would lave to see for yourslcf to believe t. We have been the Hist American, boys to enter some of the towns few. hours fitter they were liberated and, J. P., you should sec the 'cccptlon the few remaining clvll- ails give us. They line the streets vnvlng and shouting and hollering 'VI VI I;« France— Viva America," They throw flowers at us. They run Up to our cars with wine nnd elder ind everyone from the children to .ho old ones want to shake hands »Hh the "," They more han show their appreciation of be ,ng free again, and you cwi't realize the feeling It gives us. On the highways you see families pushing wheel barrows and leading a cow or a horse, going back to where they "used" to live. They have no home for all I've seen arc practically blown to MU. But, J. P., they (ill have a big smile on their faces and wave at us. Could the people back there still smile in such a position I sometimes wonder! KXI'KltlKNCIvS AUK MANY ~I've had quite a few Interesting experiences and memories which will linger with me forever, but I mn ready to come home us are all the rest. But it won't lie long now for we are Just about to «et the job done, we hone. This thing can't go on much longer. The prisoners we've taken tell us that the men themselves arc ready to call It quils but me forced to fight by their higher ups. They are giving themselves up in droves. Some have been hiding back in the woods without food for three or four days. They got so hungry they just had to come out. I've seen lots of "good" Getmnns and some live ones, too, if you get what I mean. Gee, how I would like to stop in at Kirbys now for a cold Coca-Cola. It hns been six months now since I've seen one. You Just can't realize how you miss those little things until you have io give them up. Or what n good feeling It would be tonight to go to sleep In your own bed without the fear of having to hit, your foxhole In a hurry when Jerry comes over. Oh, well, It won't be long now until we boys will have nil those things again—we hope. This has been an education to me, if nothing else and, believe me, It makes us really appreciate home EXCELLENT MAIL SKKV1CK In your article you said yon lind a letter on the way to me. Thanks a million. As yet. I haven't received It but will certainly be looking for it. Our mail service Is exceptionally good. I received a letter today from Virginia written on the 8th. Just tliink only 10 clitys from Blythcvtllc to the front lines here In France. That Is,good, isn't it? Believe me, uall Is the test morale builder you can nnd,< so please write mo often. I have a lot more I could tell you, J. P., but guess I had belter wait until later on. The censor Is in jne now for wilting so much. Hope all of you are well back here at home, When things don't seem to go Just right back there, iust try to stop and think what .hose poor people over here are gong through with, Then you can thank God for living In the good ol' USA, Believe me, it's a wonderful place. I ho|» to hear from you again soon. Lctler.'i here mean, everything '•• us. All my regards to'you and yours, and may God bless you. FRIDAY, SKPTEMHKK 8, 1Q.M Nashville Vols . Maintain Lead In The Southern By United Press The rapidly-ebbing Southern Association second Imlf still finds the Nashville Vols clinging -to their (j.imc mid a lialf lead. The Vols defeated the Little nock Travelers last night, 12 to 3, to hold their own with the Atlanta Crackers who also won. The . Crackers boat ihe Birmingham Barons, 12 Io 7. Meanwhile, Memphis dropped a full game behind the leaders, leav- Vours, .ing them three games out of first Jess Davis. place, when they lost to Mibllc •'••'-•' A scheduled second game P. S. Am enclosing a French note'3 to of five :frmics for you. It Is worth between the two teams was a dime In U. S. money. Yesterday's Results SOirrilKIlN LRAGUU Mobile '3, Memphis 1. Nashville 12, Little Rock 3, Atlanta la, Birmingham V. Chattanooga 4, New Orleans 1. AHIKKICAN I.KAGUK Detroit 3, Cleveland 0. St. Louis 5, Chicago 4. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 0. Boston 3. Philadelphia 7, Brooklyn 5. Cincinnati 2. Pittsburgh 1. ,,. St. Louis 3, Chicago 2. Denmark's "dirty professions" receive extra soap rations. These professions Include bakers, printers, gardeners and actors. railed of rain. And Clinttnnooga took the measure of New Orleans. 4 to 1, In the League's oilier game. A double bill between Nashville „ riid Memphis highlights today's! Clinttnnooga. Baseball Standings SOUTHKUN LEAGUI! », , ' Nashville ............. 44 Atlanta .............. 43 Memphis ........... " 41 New Orleans .......... 35 Mobile' .............. [30 Birmingham Little Hock . Chattanooga 27 25 27 23 25 20 3V 37 41 35 45 AMKIUCAN I.KAGUE W. L, 69 59 00 02 70 72 73 79 74 73 New York 14 St. Louis Detroit, Boston Cleveland Philadelphia . .. Chicago Washington .... NATIONAL I.KAGUE" St. Louis Ql K .• y* Jj .850 .032 .1512 .493 .447 .397 .301 .375 Pet, .556 .556 .549 .534 AW .407 .451 .•110 .ra schedule. Little flock nnd Mobile play a twin affair, with single , games slated between Birmingham and Atlanta, and New Orleans and Pittsburgh . 70 Cincinnati 70 Chicago 58 New Yorfc 00 Boston 54 Hrooklyn Philadelphia .594 received at n service stiillon near .555 .400 .458 .409 .402 .395 Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Nashville, two, Birmingham at Atlanta. New Orleans at Chattanooga. Little Rock at Mobile. NATIONAL. LHAGIIK Brooklyn at Philadelphia, nlglit. Only game scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Boston. St. Louis nt Chicago. Philadelphia at Washington, night. Only games scheduled. Gasoline On Clothing Results In Two Burned FOUDYCE, Ark., Sept. 8 (U.P,) — A Poi'iiyce man and his seven-year- old son are in a Little Rock hospital suffering from -serious burns Fordycc Wednesday afternoon. Edgar McCollum, experiencing difficulty in' starting his truck, sent his seven-year-old son, Charles, for a can of gasoline, which was put in the carburetor. When Mi 1 . McCollum stepped on the starter, the motor backfired, igniting gasoline which young McCollum had spilled on his clothing. The 'father sclxcd the child in an effort to smother the names. Both suffered second u'f- grcc burns. CHICKASAW Wtst Main Near Zlst Si. Bat lUrU 12:45; San. >Urt« l:< Night ihown 5:45 Eicept Monday, opena 6:45 Continuous shows Bat. and BIB. Friday nnd Saturday Double Feature "GAUCHO SERENADE" with Gene Aulry ' and "HE'S MY GUY" iiifh Joan Davis Sicrliil: "G-iMcii vs. tbe Black Dragon" Comedy Sunday ami Monday 'REAP THE WILD WIND (In Technicolor) with . rnuleUc Godclnnl * Kay Mill.iml • Universal News v .x •' •'Comedy • '• "><-—' THE OLD JUDGE SAYS... "Did you hear that Tom is going to be inducted into the Army next week, Judge?" " Yes, Frank told me this morning down at the barber shop. Our town's got a !ot of men in the service now, Jim. In fact, all towns have. I was just reading in tlic paper where there arc more than 10,000,000 men away from their homes in the armed forces. And, from all reports, they're doing a grand job bringing victory closer every day. "We folks at home have a mighty big obligation to Uiosc 10,000,000 lighting men. We ve got to produce the food to keep them well fed. We've got to keep them supplied \vitli the ammunition and equipment they need to finish their job. We've got to help the Government pay for all these supplies our men need by buying more s.nd more War Bonds. We'll have another big chance Io do that by helping to put the next War Loan drive over the top, Jim. "And, in addition, we must be sure thai, while they're away and can't express their opinions, we don't go vtilingon and deciding any things that will displease them when they come back." Open 7:30 Show Startt 7:45 Friday and Saturday 'Arizona . Whirlwind 1 uilh Ken Alaymiril, llnol Olbson and Hob Slccle SKI11AL: "Descrl Hawk" Short Saturday Midnight Show 'Bowery At site' This adttilistmtnl, \>orwittd by Canfticttce of Alcoholic ISano^t fntiuiltits Bcl:i Lugosi, John Archer & Wanda ' McKay Selected Shorls PRELUDE TO FALL CHALK STRIPES i'lic patriotic gentleman to ihe lell is wearing our, of our double breasted, chalk stripe Savilc Lounge models. Notice how beautifully it fits and drapes! The fabric is a Guardsman Worsted . . . supple but tough . . . and will outwear most other kinds of suitings. Chalk stripes are smavlly right from A. M. to laic P. M. Your chalk stripe is ready now in ground tones of grey, dusted blue and brown. Remember! . . . it i s created and tailored by HART SCHAFFHER & MARX RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY KltiHTS Dos Oflkc Opens 8—Show Starts f at 8:15. (SATURDAYS ,t SUNDAYS Box Office Opens 1' Show Starts 1:15 $50 MEAD'S 312 MAIM STRICT Sunday and Monday let's Face It' with Bob lioiie A.Belty Hu Fnrnmaunl News Short Last Time Today -"WOMAN OF THE ! TOWN" j with ; Cl.iirc Trevor S; Albert Dckkar 1'araniounl Comedy ,t Short Saturday "OUTLAWS OF ' STAMPEDE PASS" \vilh Jnlinny Mack Drown tth Chanter: 'The Three Musketeers' 1'opcyc Comedy Saturday OWL SHOW "MONSTER AND\ THE GIRL" ' *7 with Ellen Drew, Holjcrl Paige & I'aul I.ukas Selected Short Sunday & Monday Kddte Cantor in "SHOW BUSINESS" with Ccorsc Murphy, -loan ftavis, Nancy Kelly and Constance Moore KKO News A Comedy

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