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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 5, 1944
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8C5 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS M'Quinn's Homer Beats'Cardinals Nels Potter To Pitch For Brownies Today, Opposing Max Lanier ST. LOUIS, .Oct. 3. JUP)—Tile St. Louis Brawns, baseball's Cinderella men, are still riding high. The Brownies were one game up on the St. 'Louis Cardinals as they limbered up for the second same of the World Series today, nnd the Browns held n psychological edge, too. Z . Yesterday, the Cardinals led with their aee,-u!g.Mort Cooper. Bui the Brownies held their best pitcher, Nels -Potter, in reserve, tmcl used Denny Gatehouse to beat the Cards 2 to 1.' The Brownies got just two hits from Cooper nnr) none Ira.n Blix Donnelly. But those Brownies never get many hits anyway, so they've learned to make the few they pick ii|> go n long way. One of those blows was Gene Moore's single in the fourth, and George McQuinn followed with a homor into the right field pnvlllloii. When'.'McQuinn followed Moore over the plate it was the first time the Brownies hud scored in World Series competition, this being their first whirl at the post-season classic. Manager Billy Southworth of the Cards was to send Ills (list-siring left-hander, Mnx Lunler, after the second game today. Billy said Lanier, after the second game today. Billy said Lanier has shaken oft the back aij3 nrm nihnents lluit threw him Into a slump in the closing weeks of' the National Lensiie season. Lanier hasn't won a game since August 22'. His season record is 17 won and, 13 lost. • Manager Luke Sewell goes aftvr the second gnme with his star right- hander, j.Kelson Potter, who won 19 nnd lost 7. The game was clue to start at 2 p. m., Centra! War Time. Win Series Opener, 2-1 Ike DOPE BUCKET J. P. FRIEND BASEBALL .MAD HOUSE > ST. LOUIS, Mo., "Wednesday night, Oct. 4«VThe fellow who wrote "There'lhbe.a^Hol Time, In,- the Old Town", could - r easily Have been 1 talkhuj;. aboilt. this • place. "Actually, th e entire City has gone just plain nuts. TliCjjrare Irasebalt crazy, all over theffiict thnt both their major lea?lie,teams, the Cardinals and • Browns,,,wori~The. championships in their respective, leagues, (he Na- tiona) -ana American, and opened the world series today. Making'iny debut at one of these diamond blue chip events was little short of a thrilling expericncc- In fact, I'm still in a trance and wondering if it isn't a wonderful dream: If it is a dream, then don't wake me up. My;; trip from Biythcvile to St. Louis was wholly uneventful, except for one experience. Boarding the puddle Juniper in thc middle of the night J sat down beside a sleeping sa!lor. : He had his mouth wide open and was sawing a good-sized log with an occasional kno~t. He was riot an unusually looking fel- lon- but.I couldn't help but notice that his campajgn ribbon indicated 10 engagements with the enemy. He continued sleeping and I tried to until about 2:45 when he roused at some stop. I introduced myself and he told me he was Roland S. Humphreys, radio technician 1-c, and was cnroute to the West Coast after a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. I,. Humphreys, at 'Crenshaw, Miss., the first time he had been home in 28 months at sea. '• ' Realizing he was having some difficulty getting his eyes open long enough to get some sort of a story—"and .ni v nose indicated sews of red hot nature—I suggested that we drop back to the suack car for a slug of coffee, which he gladly accepted. Roland doubtless did have a story to tell, but not unlike most of the fellows who have seen a lot and witnessed Hell ovcr and over again, he was reluctant to say very much But he did tell me that he had just returned from the invasion of Sai- panandTinnian. And they were not Sunday School picnics, cither, es pecially trie former, Roland said. The 26-year, old Water ' .Valley native said it was his business to help service the radios during con- vo.. and at the invasion points. He explained 4 that most merchant craft, as well as the Marines Amphibious Forces did not - have radio technicians, so it was the, business of the Navy technicians.'to, service Fighting Papooses Come From Behind To Beat Osceola, 13-7 ' Conch "Pap" Mosley unwrapped a brand new football star al Haley Field last night. He was slender Dick Greenwcll, whose untiring legs set a blistering pace /or the Inspired Blythevillc Junior High Papooses who refused to be beaten '• a jim-dandy (earn of Osccoln Hint nighty fourtli nuartpr nable d them to Not [hat Dick Greonwell aas responsible for thc winning touchdown. That wns taken care of by Hie steady hum) of Mose Simon, who :oolly pitched n pnss into the oiit- itretched arms of a little firebrand mined Donald Huey, who look It, in lh e Osceoln seven and skipped icross for tlie winning points. But it was Grecnwell who sparkled <n every play and who refused ever o let (he pace lag, who carried the mil 13 times for an average game of five yards and whose portside Minting staved off three Osceola hreats. Hnchficlil Slars rienllful Grecnwell was not alone. There verc several good bucks, including Jack Elliott who rambled four lines for Blythevillc for an avcr- ige of more than four ynrds, and Osceola's Eugene Shancyfelt, who iveraged five yards on 12 trips and ils busy teammate, nilly shellon vlio lugged the ball 17 times for an average of more than 1,C yards. Good lotin' l n anybody's league, "hicy of Blythevillc averaged 10.5 •ards in two tiles and Wiseman of Osceola 8.5 on two runs. Particularly noticeable were the .harp Jolting tackles on both sides. Huey, Grecnwell, Gerald Icagaii, Billy Bob Elliott and Louis Javis came through with plenty 'or th,. Papooses, and Osceola's Captain Jiinm v Carlisle, Lllllcrap, Poster and Bradshaw repeatedly Wed.Blythevillc runners. "Pop's" alert boys fashioned n :oiichdown within five minutes after the opening whistle, taking ad- vnn'lagc of n hrcaji. Shnneyfcll ricd (o punt, but (t was partially jlockcd and Don Besharse recovcr- ?d on the Osccola 20. Oreemvell lckc<l off II v ards for first down on the nine. Osceola was penalized five and Jack Elliott burrowed in•o the line on n sneak for the :ouchdown. His pass to Ealon for he extra point was Incomplete. Osccola inarched all the way from their 20 to the BlythcviUe Ncldicr (cam could hit pay dirt In the third, hut opening the fourth Grcenwell streaked through center for 14 yards before he was hauled ilowu on the Osccola 12. Two plays later Osceoln recovered u fumble on their 20 but couldn't (jet going mitl Shaneyfell's punl again was baited down, the Papooses gelling It on the 32, Two plays by Greenwell netted anl v n ynrd but on third down Simon dropped back after faking the ball, wheeled'and turned It loose at the speeding Huey ,'ho caught it and kept going for the touchdown. Elliott then converted on a line play and the scoring was over. Blytlievlllc might have added another however, because In the fad- Ing minutes Circeiwcll cut, loose ivilh a 34-yai'd Jaunt that ended nine, lhanks to the fancy running of Shancyfclt, Carlisle and Shelton, but Ihc Papoose line held them for downs. Shancyfcll Scores The visitors rammed one ovcr In the sc-:onrf quarter, however, when Wiseman cracked center for 14 le, Shclton lost three but for touchdown 1-0 on Hie Osccolti II. Both tennis drew penalties on the next two |:lays, then Simon fired another of his passes to Davis who was tackled on the Os:cola one yard line iw the game ended. Lineups and summary Blythevillc , Besharsc 15r " w> y Hodge !i. Elliott R<"»B»n EnUm Grecnwcll MePnrland LT 1-0 c RG ilT HE;.. Q;J LH RH... Osccoln Downs Lilllcran Hart Bannister Hart Poster Bradshuw Wiseman Shclton Shaneyfelt Carlisle pj3 viii <iaj Substitutions: Blylhcvilic—CoTe- man, Davis, Friend, Tniylor. Oscc- oln—Reid, McFarlaml, McWilliams. First downs: Blylhevllle B Osceola 12. Penalties: Blylhevllle, two for 10 yards, Osceolii three /or 15 yards Punting: Grecnwell, four for an average of 20 yards. Shanoyfclt three for an average of 13 yards. Passes: Blythevillc. completed two out of four and had one Intercepted, Scoring touchdowns: Blythevlllei J. Elliott (scrimmage); Huey' (pass from Simon). Osceoln, Shaneyfell (scrimmage). Exlrii points: Blylhevillc, J. Elliott (scrimmage). Qsccola, Carlisle (scrimmage). Score by quarters: Blythevllle .. GO 0 7—13 Osccoln o 7 o 0 _ 7 Officials: Referee, Garrison (Southwestern); umpire, Kllng (Lacrosse, WIs. Teachers); Head Linesman. .Hurley (Iowa); Field Judge, Sicilian iLenoir Rhyne). Series Glimpses ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5. (OP)—Mrs. Mary Ott, who neighs like n horse nt people she doesn't like, made It touijti on the fans sitting around her at Sportsman's Park. Amonf; the people Mrs. Ott doesn't seem to like ure all the players on both the Cardinals and the Browns, so there was very little silence in her section of the stands. * » » Baseball experts called the first World Series game a tight one. But Ernie Sleinert, the manager of the hot iV>g department, had another name for it^-nwful. Ernie .'.ays tight, games like this one makes his prospective customer!: forget 0,11 about hot dogs and musUivil. About 22 years ago, when the Cardinals Kiel the University of Alabama team In an exhibition game. Billy Southworlh was playing in tlie Hedbird outfield. The Cards, had their eye on a young member of (he Alabama, team whose name has long since been forgotten. And Billy, now managing the Cardinals, paid no attention nl till to thc Alabama catcher, a kid named Luke Sewell, who now' manages the Browns. I THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1944 -liclr equipment. Nnlurn;:y, he was under bombardment attack along with Hie rest, but there were times when he hi\d a ringside seat at the combart)menU.,,Anrt he offered no hltie praise for Hie fine job which our boys, and the Navy, did in the Pacific. Too much glory can not oe heaped upon them. Holnnd said 11 was his-very good fortune to be under Adm. "SmoJ-ey Joe" tee on the USS Washington; also with Rear Admiral H. \v. Hill Commander, Group Two Amphibious Forces. Pacific Fleet, when he was presented with thc Distinguished Service Medal by Admiral Nimltz recently. GOT OUT KARI,V Arriving in St. Louis around 7:30 T Immediately contacted my host! Jack N. Brooks, manager of the S. W. Bell Telephone Co., who wns )romote t | to Ilmt important |wst after serving as manager of the Blylhevllle office for three years. My next stop wns to pick up my :rcss reservations chew the (at' with David Bloom, sports editor of J :he Memphis Commercial Appeal ncet Ford Frick, president of the ' National League, and a few of Ihe other outstanding baseball and newspaper fraternity. It was about 11 "o'clock when I arrived at Sportsman Park. Although neither team had arrived and the game was three hours away, the right field anrf left field pn- villions were almost filler! and the center section wns filling fast. Around noon the Cardinals began Inelr hitting practice, surrounded by a whole host of photographers and newspaper guys. I shook hands with my friend, George Kurowski who plays thir<! for the Cardinals an<j conveyed the best wishes of his Caruthersville friends whom he made while n member of the Pilots in the NEA league. It was almost J2:30 before the Browns came on the battle s"cne and they received a tremendous cheer from the fans amid band music. Among them, of course were Prank Mancuso, Al Zarilla, and Tommy Turner, the Northeast Ar: kansas graduates who helped thc Brownies win their first pennant. All were pictures of perfect health, big, strong, robosl and suntanned. JT, rmagec! to £ ct in n f cw words while Oiey were warming up then went to Die press box wlien tliev took the field for hitting, i was to meet them after the game, which likely will be another storv for tomorrow. Oh yes, I nearly forgot. Tlic Browns won th c first game 2-1 in case v ou hadn't heard ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts ar« as complete as during pre-war times 1 put your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE- SEIMCE-cal! us day, night or Sunday. *?f ltingB , 'Belt Lace , Steam Pockmg * Pi pc Fitting. 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