The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1943 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 3, 1943
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EIGHT. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER'NEWS, THURSDAY/JUNK 3, 1943 FLETCHER HIS Pittsburgh First Baseman Hits At Right Time; Pirates Win 3-2 Physically Fit By United Tress You might call Elble Flclchcr a "ball playct's ball player." He's - good—but not spectacular. He woiks hard, and' turns In a creditable game at first base for the Pittsburgh rlrnlcs, But his name seldom is in the headlines. This morning is one of those rare occasions when 11 Is. Last night Elbic hit his first home run of the yrar. But he picked exactly tlvi right spot. It was in the last half , of, the ninth Inning of the Pirate's game with' the Boston Braves The Braves were leading,' 2 lo 0. llie game looked like another one In the loss column for Pills- burgh. But Elblc stepped to the plate- and—with, n man on first base—paikccl one in the right field stands lor a home tun. The Pirates went oh to win, 3 to 2, as Al I/o- pcz tripled and was singled home by Prank Column. Anothtr, thriller was staged last night. 'Hie Brooklyn Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3 to 2. lo hang onto first place. The Brooks scored twice In the first Inning and once in the eighth. The Cards tried to come from behind In the last of the ninth, hut couldn'k quite make it. In other National League games, the Cincinnati R«ls walloped Ihe New York Giants, 13 lo 6. And the Philadelphia Phillies turned in n 6 to 5 win over the Chicago Cubs. In the American League, the Chicago While. Sox took the New York Yankees into camp, 2 to 1. The Washington Senators lambasted the Cleveland Indians, 13 lo 1. Detroit's Tigers dcfcnled the Philadelphia Athletics,-T U> 2. And, the St. ! Louis Browns and Boston Red Sox spilt n double header. The Browns won the first game, 1 lo 4 and the Red Sox took the nightcap 3 to 2 'Flying Swede' May Find Little Com petition In U.S. By Jilted Prew fact, that he has no lime for traln- You hear plenty of talk these Ing. days about Guilder HUBS, the Flying Rice would give his right arm for Ehede, who's on his way to the a cruck at Hagg. But he said when United Stales, |)ic Joined the Merchant Marine 'lluy'rc wondering whether he'll lint he wouldn't run he had 1)0 In condition afler his long voyage, whether the climate will agree with him. Whether he'll be "jlnxcd" when lie hits American soil, 0.1 iiiiiny foreign rntmers have been in Ihe past, So far, nil Ihc worrying has been dene about HagB. lint what about his opposition? Admittedly, the one man lie's (joins to race Is Greg nice. And there's a distinct possibility tlKit the lilt I? dynamo will ml lie alile lo ineel 'Hngg eve" once. • . , • For nice—now a chief specialist In the United Slates Merchant Marine—Is badly out of condition. speculate on whether he'd be ready for HiigK. Even if Hagg doesn't have to contend with nice, precedent says his (our will be disastrous. A ftw Two Ex-SUrs to Compete NEW YORK (UP)—Two athletes who were selling track and field records eight years ago have filed entries for the 65th annual National AAU championships at Tribor- ough Stadium June 19 and 20. They arc Eulacc I'cacock, former Temple sprint star, and Ensign Hugh S. Camion, former Brlgliaiu Young discus ace now at the Staten Island Naval Base. time-ana so far ne hasn't "Bother thing heV not^o, ,, g i run If he ust Bets I me off for tlie ii.Ulcc'k of Ncw Zealand, and cls J es got to have plenty of | Llllgl ])ccraU of Italy. But the ma- Imcto train. Rfccdoesnl run im- ;Jo| .| t h!m Mcrt comp , e t e j y . less he's In perfect condition. He Thcl f , En , <,., s d ncy HWo od- ?,,' r ™ k Wlth """>' el£011 ' Despite some uiwportsmnri- liki.comUiciby opponents In Wood- erscn'.s only American race, lie definitely didn't haye'anythliiB that day at Princeton. Mlklos S/abo of Hungary was a Hop. Tiaslo Makl, Kindland's "Second 'Nurml," riould- n't beal liicr, althoiiiih his European times were belter. Hniifj tins precedent against him. •Bui every track follower knows that unless he's In shape. A few days ago, Greg snatched some lime off for a workout. He piuimcd lo' cover three miles In whatever • lime he could Hut had lo (["It. afler Ihe first two miles. A couple of weeks of .strcnuou.i training 'could put Greg in shape for the National AAU meet In New York'on-Ihe 18th and 20lli of this month. Bui he'd have to yet started aVay. Otherwise, 1 Hasg—pro- Famous athletes— LI. Cdr. Jnck Dempsey, USCXi, and Helen Jacobs, former tennis champion am! WAVES' olliccr, watch Brooklyn'. 1 , Physical Fitness Day program on Brooklyn College campus. He couldn't race three miles If lie wanted lu. lie tried It a lew days iiKO, and couldn't finish. The' dinners thill he'll be ready to meet Ungg ticfore July—If at all—are mighty slim. (tunning no longer Is the most npcrtanl Unrig In Grey's life., It'! hc'iinablc'to'mceTHagB camVa'fcw to lie when he donned a wt!C ks ago, when the "Mighty 'Mite" wns sent on an Indoctrination cruise. .Then, when he failed to cuter this Saturday's Metropolitan AAU mcct^-a warm-up for Ihe niitlonals—track circles began to Milwaukee Players Serve Jive With Game As Extra Attraction MILWAUKEE June- 3 (UP) — The Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association have played ;helr first night game of the season. And as usual with Ihc Brewers, It was n bit unorthodox. President Bill Vc-cck—who has quite n reputation for devising weird attractions — planned last, night's arc-light debut. He transformed the ball field Into an outdoor nightclub, lie offered the pa- irons n musical repertoire ranging Dahlgrcir Thanks A Sore Ann For Batting Average By United Press The man . at the head of the National League batting race at the moment is the much-travelled Babe DahUjren, currently a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. The top of the-batting column is an odd place for Dahlgren to be. because in previous .years lib's languished around the middle 2ftb's. But now he's pounding tne bull at a .375 clip.-The reason? It's all because of a sore arm. It seems that the Babe was shifted- to shortstop .by the Phillies during the early part of this season. "Afler playing first base . for most of his career, Dahlgren had some • trouble getting '•' accustomed to his new position. What bothered him particularly was (lie different arm motion used in throwing from shortstop. Ho developed a soreness in the upper; part of his arm. He found it:harden to swing n bat, and so he' had to lake it easier at the' plate. • Dahlgren has for many years been known as "long ball" hitter—but in past' seasons he invariably hit directly at fielders. He'd pole a ball deep into center, only to find that the center fielder knew exactly where It was going, and was-there to get it; When he was.forced to slop swinging hard, bahlgrcn found that ho was dropping In base hits. He began to hit 'consistently, so he stuck to the easy swing even after the soreness left his arm. Now Dahlgren is back at first base, and his batting average is riding high; During the Phillies' Swing through the west, Babe has been hitting .500—while the rest ol his team has been slumping Yesterday he collected three hits In five Irips to the plate — two singles and a double. What pleases Dahlgren most Is that he's connecting so early it the'season. In past years, he'd iiat to work hard in the late months o the campaign to get his average up above .200. Tills time he's stnrl ing off on Ihe'right foot. Dahlgren may enter the Arm shortly. If he does, the Philllc will be losing one of their key mei And the National League will b losing n.potential batting king. from boogie woogle to spirituals. As the spectators entered Ihc park, they were cnlcrtaliled by tbe strains of an instrumental group. Manager Charley Grimm played the banjo. Veock himself had a slide whistle. Pitcher Hank Oaim gave yon with a nkclclc. Onlficld- cr Hcrschel Marlln wns.on the piano and coach Mickey Heath bent the drums. Business manager Hudy Schaffcr made noise with a homemade instrument which sounds like a bull fiddle: ' Oh, yes. A bnll.gamc between the Brewers and the Louisville Colonels was thrown In for nothing. A month ago, Vceck ran a novel nornlng game for war workers, vblch. featured breakfast food served in the grandstand. Last night's affair, according to Vceck, wtis Jnsl another maneuver to keep up with the "ja/./. pace", of wartime. 1 "They've got-'-glvl players unncln' around the diamond in ballet skirls this season," snys Veeck. "A chit hns lo meet, competition for the customers' attention. It's got to up It a little." Vceck swears that he considered balling averages and strikeout totals when lie selected this son- son's team. But he also catalogued the players' other talents. Manager Grimm,'for Instance, is ^ wellrknmvn performer on Hit linnjo. He also does .sonic vocall/ Ing .Last night he got toaettie with Oana, first basemen Mcr Connors, and hurler Jor Harry to perform a bmher shop quartet. Po those who like Ihclr melody .swce Connors — billed as the "Texa Tenor"—did a few solos. Veeck also offered the funs Negro "Jive Five," a swing bun of the highest and loudest. — order, Occasionally, when the game t Marine Uniform. He works long boms as a physical tram-, ng Instructor nt the Merchant, .Inrlrie Academy at King's Point, Ni',v voj k. Such long hours, In precedent, alone isn't going to beal ... , , . - --, • . him. Ntir Is American wcatlicf, vldmg, o course, that he arrives on i. AnK . rU: an food, m ( hc (rack . g ur . tune—will have to race someone faces ctlic - • •{• c 'ily one thins can possibly beat The first Inkling lhat Rice miglil Ilngi'—a well prepared dish of I Iliec. ....'-• ' The humpback .whale spouts-a low, rounded cloud; Ihu finbaek. siwuls a thin, high column. News Warn Ad«. DELTA FARMS FOR SALE 40 A. NK BraKtailodn, Mo. Tip-top land. I'nor improvements. $125 per A. Duyer van entire! this year's rent. ICO A. N Bragpadorln. IWi-l u( improvements on the best of land, 5125 per A. Has large loan—small down payment tan hanillr. «1A NW Merit. 3 sets of Improvements, Non-rci,[dfnl owner. Finest type cypriss land. Aboul $4500 down, balance 14 years. 40 A. NW Steele. Poor Jm- imivpnipnts on extra fond taiid. $10(1 per A. Buyer can collect this year's rent. Other Farms In Arkansas and Missouri Sec Me for City Property Russell E. Riales City and Farm Property GoiT Hold SALESMEN: I'honcs 2028-2029 Luther <!ra)-, lllytiieville —Bob Green, : OscroU got dull, Ihe "Jive Five" ejected some life inin (he players with a mrllciihirly hoi nmnber. The Urcwcr.s must have been iretl out by (lie fexllvllles. They ost the game lo the Colonels, D to Yesterday's Results KOUTIlliUN I.KAOUK Kno.xvilh: 12, New Orleans i). Night, Bmne.y. Atlanta al Lille nock. HhmlnKtiim al Nashville. ChnttanooKa nl (Memphis. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 13, Ncw York (i. Philadelphia li, Chicago D. Night names: Boston nt Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at St. Louis. • AMERICAN I.KAUUE Chicago 2, Ncw York 1. Detroll 7, Philadi-iphia 2. St. louls 7-2, nnslon 4-3, first -12 innings: second 10 Innings. Cleveland at Washington, niUt. DC Solo is said to have been Ihc first white man lo cross Ihe land of Georgia, ihis bflnt: in 1510 during a search for Bold. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. xNashvlllc 24 15 ^Birmingham 25 16 xchatlanooga 20 14 xUttle ROck 20 14 xAtlanla 19 18 New Orleans 1824 Knoxville 16 22 xMcmphts .; 9 27 x—Night game., Sunset Gold No. 370193 The Stallion of Perfect Conformation AT STUD PC .6 .6 .588 .588 .514 .420 .421 .250 NATIONAL LEAGUfc . W. L. Pet xBrooklyn 25 14 .641 xSt. Louis 23 13 .639 Cincinnati 1918 .514 xBoslon 1G 16 .600 xPittsburgh n 17 .500 Philadelphia .....v.... 1819 ,48« Nek York 15 23 .395 Chicago ....'........... 12 25 .324 x—Night games. , . . AMERICAN LEAGUE • •; - : ). ;' w. u pa Nctv York »W.. ; ........ 19 14 .516 xWashlngton 20 16 .52 Detroit ...,.:.:... 18 16 .529 Philadelphia 19 19 500 ^Cleveland ,, .• 18 18 .500 • Boston 18 20 .474 .Chicago ..: .'. 1416 .467 fil.\Louls : 12 19 ,381 x—Night games, Wilson Allen's Sunset Gold WORLD'S FINKST WALKING STALLION A Full Brother to Grand Champion-Pride of Memphis Sired by the Famous Wilson Allen Wilson Allen's Sunset Gold is a Hark Chostmil, two White Stockings Hehind, White Star and Snip, and is Five Years Old. A Limited Number of Selected Registered Walking Mares Will Be Accepted Several Real Walking Horses and Bred Mares for Sale Phone or Write J.H. GRAIN, Wilson, Ark. Mail Service wJial Give Luggage! Select from oiir qjialiiy slocks. Now from ............. ....... 10.1)5 lp A Few Ties will go it long way towitnl milking Dad happy on K;iliter's Day. Large selection $1 up these days — we suggest yuu bend gifts EAKLY! J'uiic'20th is the day to • remember the guy who's doing so much to back you up on the home front... the fellow who buys the Bonds and writes the letters and .generally keeps things rolling; No'matter'how ibusy you are in* the Service, take time to give this great guy a break! Stop in today and let us help you select a gift to please Dad! A Sport Shirt is jtist the ticket for Dad's Victory Ciitnlcning or summer sporls wear 1.75 up A Zcliin Cloth Jacket thai Dad will wear for every thing from liociti' io uarbccum' 5.I15 Sport Slacks to team up with Dad's leisure jackets ... to help save his suits 5.9.1 up Pajamas in a wide choice of c-o-o-1 fabrics and handsome patterns. 2.50 up Belts arc a good bet for the Dad who has everything! We've a whole of a selection nt SI & 1.50 AGift Certificate A Kobe will add. lo the pleasure of Dad's off- duty hours. Choose from many styles at....1.50 np Shirts are always a welcome gift, and we know just the kind Dad would buy for himself. 2.24 up Swim Trunks for a sporting Dad. Quick-drying knits and smart gabardines §2 up pnirllral (or Dad irsc wartime* ( R D. Hushes & Co. ;..,;•• '•*--'

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