The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1943 · Page 8
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f FACE EIGHT ULYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SIILLJES1E Flatbush Faithful, Undaunted By Cold, Turn Out For Exhibitions BROOKLYN, N. Y,, April C (UP) —The Brooklyn Dodgers already have taken their first real shellacking of the season al Boosts Field— a five to'nothing drubbing at the hands of the Boston Red Sox last Sunday, But docs that mean anything lo the really true-blue Dodger fan? Hardly. They con't care what happens, just so long as Brooklyn has a team In the National League. The Plat- bush faithful arc many nd strong. And between teeth cliatleilngs In ' the cold last, week, everytimc a Dodger made an even ordinarily good play, the majority of the grandstand Eskimos could be heard to shout: "Watta team—walta team." Dodger fans are just bom—that's all. And some of the things Ihcy do—well it's like the cop on the beat said In 1941: "Only a Dodger faTi coulda (tone it.' 1 Climbed Drain 1'ipc ' He was talking nboul one of the flock's .faithful, Sol Gurtenstein, who got out to Ebbets Field at 10 O'clock one morning for a Dodger- Giant game. Sol found the bleachers filled, -but like most Dorigw fans, he was no mini to balk at trifles. He began to climb a drain- pip?. At, (lie top of the wall, So! slipped and fell and as a result suffered n broken leg. His only request at Kings County Hospital was: "Turn on Ihe radio. I waul to hear the game." There's really nothing to the story that you need a passport to get into Brooklyn. But unless you mailed a request along about Ihe time the Brooklyn football Dodgers were finishing their season, you need plenty of patience and important friends to get an opening day ticket. 'For on that day, Ebbets Field !s the place everybody is talking about when they describe a mad house. Most of Brooklyn's moro than two and a half million population want to sit right behind the "bums" dugout so they can help iLco Dourochcr if anything goes wrong. j They Dine Their Heroes Bestaurant and hotel dining rooms do a flourishing business because Dodger fans will throw a gownmis clambake lot their heroes at the drop of a bunt. And speakers' committees arc iis numerous aj the dandelions .'•" that bloom .in the Spring. Many attempts have been made to describe the Brooklyn spirit and most of them fail. It may be that the Dodger fan's love for the Dodgers—like all great loves—is born out of suffering. For not all Brooklyn teams have been as sparkling as the teams of the past two or three years. There was a time when they were known as the headless horsemen of Ebbets Field. And brother In those days It' took forflturie to tell others about the "bums". For instance, there was the time •when Outfielder Hack Wilson got to'.srgulng with n man in the stands arid a fly ball came and hit him on the noggin. The fans suffered another time when three Dodger heroes slid into the same base at the same time. Then too, the time Babe Herman's pants caught fire at a crucial point in the game because Babe;-had forgotten to put. out a cigar before putting it back in his hip'pocket. But all this suffering brought the Jans back day after day. They tottt their friends and brought their families. Thus Dodger fans were born and so they remain 'til death. BROOKLYN MOVIE BEAR MOUNTAIN, N. Y.—Metro - GoMvyn - Mayer is filming 'Whitsllng hi Brooklyn," starring Red Skelton, at Hie Brooklyn Dodgers' camp here and Ebbets Field. Two-Handed Grip Chopping and ciittinc i'n Icnms is quilo iliirercnl [rani methods used un iKilllcfiokl, so Don Undue Kfimatl of liamlliiiii fixed bayonet nl Army r ?',™n '"'.""<••"' 'iVaiiiinc Command's fnn» r n r'- |CX - B; ' Slc 1 ™"""U Center, whore foimci Davis Cup slac i.s taking camljut schooling TUESDAY, APRIL 0, 1943 Ohio State Coach Stresses Entertainment V a 1 u c • Above Quality COLUMBUS. Ohio April 0. (UP) —The job of fooiball next yciir ivlll l)e to provide entertainment for members of the armed services and insure continuation of the tunic itself. That's the opinion ofCoach Pnul Brown, of Ohio State, laslycar'sBlg Ten Champions. Brown declares: "I believe wo'll have football next Fall, But it will be fooiball after a fashion. It won't be the same- giime the fnns knew last year. The clean cut precision play will be missing and the teams won't be as good." Brown says the standing of .some particular team and the financial end of lhe ; game won't be as Important as the imicrlainmcnt football will offer the men in Ihe service. He jwints out Hint the qunltty of next Rill's elevens can not help but be affected by the anticipated influx of freshmen as a result of the relaxation in eligibility nite. Incoming freshmen, Brown says, arc smaller and slower. Naturally that's going to be reflected in the piny. Brown also spoke of the uncertain status of the men turning out for Spring football and how it is affected the coaching methods. I "In previous years," he says, "we I could take n group ol men In the Spring and drill them us a unit, I knowing they would return next IFnll as the same unit. NOW we can't be sure who will be back so ive impress each man with tho fundamentals and hope, we'll have him In the Full." Brown says the Western Conference has as good a chance of .trnggling through the war as nny league in the nation bccnti.sc the member schools arc large. Ilow- Newt Fisher Wins Match In Hawaii Newt Fisher, Illytluvlllc boy now stationed at Hicka/u Field, Ifau-nti is timing up for his right with the Japs by doing n Ml of boxing. Fisher, a middleweight, gained a technical knockout over Johnny Jirotleth in the main event of tin Intcr-fleht match nt Illekain Fleltl recently. The Art-.tm.snn's attack was too much for his opponent mid the "Bill was .stopped in the third round. Fisher Is the brother of Mrs. Leo Stephens of Hlytlicville. ep Will Perform In Itoston Friday lly United 1'rcss Featherweight champion Willie Pep engages Sul Dnrloln nt Boson Friday In a 10 round non-title bout which headlines the week's boxing program, Although no litlc Is at stake, the brawl is commanding considerable attention because IJartola is one of Hie most formidable opponents Pep ever hus fated. Other interesting matches pair llBlUwciylits Hob Montgomery and Roman Alvarez in « JO-rotuutcr at Philadelphia tonight. ,\nd at the same welyhts, Slugger White and Verne ISybee will be slugging It out in Sun Francisco Henvv- ivcights Jimmy Ulvins and Watson Jones meet In a 10-roundcr at Los Angeles tomorrow evening. There will he no fighting in Madison Square Garden for awhile as the circus lias taken over for the next 33 days. The Nnvy will soon have its version of the bomber which was used by Gfiicral Doolitlle in his Tokio raid. ever, he points out it may come to Hie poini, us It did in the last war when the Western Conference did- n t recognize a chmnpion for the duration. ''But that no longer makes any difference-." Brown says, "we're not '•yine to mold championship teams. We're helping to win a war" Open 7:00 p.m. Show Starls 1;30 p.m. Aim. Always He and SSe TUESDAY PAL NITE 2 tickets for Z5c *Sing For Your Supper' with Jinx Falkcnbcrg & Bmlrty rug Selected Sliorls •|^^ - A ^euj* SM^jfc-^^^ I * PRINCE ALBERT THE NATintj&i inv t...^ JOY SMOKE , Wednesday & Thursday 'Blossoms In The Dust' Wdicr (In Teehnlcolor) wilh *. Budd> Rogers WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT Mr. C. II. COLLINS who has been in the clothing business here in Blytheville for a number of years, is now a member of our organization, and will be nappy to have his friends call. Home ol Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes FIKST MAJOR EFFORT ANN HABBOn.—Wlien Michigan's bn.selinll team .meets the Detroit 'risers here, May 11, it, will be the first, game ever played by a Wolverine varsity against, a major league club. Read Courier News want ads. . SAILORS KKAI.LV NEW YOUK.-VcU>ran couches Hint. Kenny Sailors, the forward who led Wyoming to the nti- tloua) championship, Is one of the best, basketball players they have ever seen. GHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Jiarfs I2;«; Sun. sCartj 1-45 NUhl shows 5:45 Except Monday, open.i ;.<• Continuous ihows Sat. and Sun. 1WDDY NITE 2 tickets for the price of 1 'Ships With Wings 1 wlt'i Julm Clements & Jane Baxter C'omctly I'allic News Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature MUST FKATUKE: 'Tuttles of Tahiti 1 mill Charles l.uuehdm * Jon Hall HKCON1) li'l Ahncr' (Based On (lie Comic Strip) Sclt't'lcil SJiurls Loose Talk can cost Lives! "Ccmo oy iighlid...our American avails trm riglil" Keep it under your STETSON EAGLE" $-750 Like a mellow, springy fcH hal lluit's a new style success'.' Then choose the "Kiiglc" . . . it has jusl (he right curl In (lie brim for. a casual hal. Swell color tone is "1'ew- tcr Grey." ' MEAD'S MAIM STRUT \l*>' ON ARMY DAY \W REMEMBER CORREGIDOR Early'morning of May 5,1942. In a radio dugout on Corregidor a haggard operator slumps over his key.''""; His aching hand is pounding out the last words..."..' "Lot¥ of heavy fighting going on.~ We've only got about one hour twenty minutes before ._ • " We may have to give up by noonl We don't know yet...They are throwing men and shells at us and we may not be able to stand it "Men here all feeling bad because of .terrific nervous-strain.. 7... Corregidor used to be a nice place, but it's haunted now "The jig is up. .'.Everyone is bawling like a baby...They are piling dead and wounded in our tunnel...Arm's weak from pounding key... Long hours...no rest...short rations...tired... ^ my mother how you heard from me... We will be waiting for you guys to help."."." CORREGIDOR seems a long time in Hie past. Actually, that grim morning was less than a year ago. TODAY, ARMY DAY, is a good time to take stock of our own effort here at home and ask ourselves, "Have we made a real effort?" Have we, for example, really sacrificed comforts to buy War Bonds? Are we buying Bonds regularly, or just now and then? urs RESOLVE, today, not to let up a single payday » until the war is won...Let's quit griping about rationing and prove to those kids that we are doing our share to get this ugly business finished as soon as possible. MEAD'S 322 MAIN STRUT

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