The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1943 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 27, 1943
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EIGHT ',- UMTIIRVILLB (AUK.) COUJMKJt KKWK Atlanta Wins Over , 8-6 H»- r *« B,y United Press Vnie Nosiiville Volunteers got to Hit', firing line '(00 late .nnd Die A\ifmta Ciackeis bent lhi>m home chi the, short end of an 8 (0 6 count Monday night In Atlanta, despite 'four Nashville scores In tltts ninth It ^as the Southern Asso- cUUoh's only game. 'Rookie Vcnioj] Curtis of Allantn, apd Dutch McCnll, a Nashville ffy|!u)iati, started on tin; mound. McCall .was blasted to the showers after- lie yielded five runs i» Ihc first 1 Inning. ,^J?r^hjll.; Mauldlti, cracker ccn- ttttlelder, was Ihe heavy gunner in? ;< the Atlanta battinc Itno-up Sjiyidln four lills In five np- liesrances. and scored three of the Atlanta .runs. Nashville threatened In the fourth when the Vols ran up a. pair of taljlcs/, and again in the ninth when Curtis \\c.U ened and was re- pJaceB.ypowcver, Jolin Wilson 'took over" th'c"inonn<.r duties and retired the Vols before anj' fatal riamTTge was done. c/Hie • game evened 'tlie opening series-betwcen Atlanta and Nash- ilHe^st'lwo all • ^JwMyV schedule includes, KDO.V- vUJe in" Chattanooga, New Orleans in .'Birmingham, Memphis In Little Rock, and Nashville In Atlanta— a n&H game. ;, Yesterday's Results ~^ SOUTllERN LEAGUE ^iusliullc.nt Atlanta, nlglit game >Oiily,ganifi scheduled. Vv-rf AMERICAN LEAGUE }Jo games scheduled >•*- NAT10N.ll, IfcittiUK 'No giilnes scheduled *;...« . •• : \ ,'.",, Today's Games *Y'•'"SOUTHERN' LEAGUE &(cmph|s at Little Hock inlehO. .New Orleans at Birmingham. (Nashville'nt-Atlanta. •KnaxUlte at Chattanooga. f* NATIONAL LLAGUE Chicago at St Louis 'Boston nt New YoiJ, Biookljn at Philadelphia. Cincinnati af Pittsburgh.., • AMERICAN It AGUE New York nt EiKiori. Philadelphia a' Washington. Cleveland nt Cliicigo St Louii at detiolt Jn 1923, tinj scout plrtnjs were Iniilt to be vised m ranqing ahead of submannes and findiiie vlci,("is and'tlieri flung back, to the tub- marine and being inken nbt>,,/U again , Hornsby Stood Far Back In Box I Pep Takes And Stepped Into Bali For .424 Highest Modern Batting Mark Rogers Hornsby at the finish of liis famous ami distinctive swing. w , a Open 7:90 p.m. ^r- Show SUrts 7.M p.m. , - Adm. Alwm He and 2So s Tuesday V PAL NITE ^ ,'„ 2 llckelj for 25c Meet the Stewarts willi ^William Holitai S tnuues Dec ,t_' Shorts Wednesday & Thursday If! ;rl The Wonderful . Show on Ice! By HAKKY (iltAYSON NEA, Sports Editor ers Hornsby knew inolc about ll and'less lii/ouf, 'diplomacy ind horses than any one .1 ever knew. • ' , •" . . - •:. Trls Speaker, an innate Amcricnn >aguer, ]xiid Honisby. ,who batted ilmself lo fame in the National; ii 1 fine compliment. ' / As a manager,, trouble trniled Hornsby like a faithful liound, and vhen tlie Browns fired him, I asked Siwakcr if he would, hire The Rajah were he at the head of a club • . . "Maybe nol ns manager," said Spoke, "but I'd pay l>lm well just 'or sitting around and keeping me 'rom making mistakes.'" No one could appraise a ball ilaycr quicker ..or more .Accurately than the stylish-Rajah. Hornsby was considered a brilliant manager, yet couldn't hold a- job. You heard "horses" whenever lie was let go, but he. traces tils' dismissals to financial arrangements and front office inlerfcrcnif. But it wasn't for managing that the name, Rogers Honisby, !•; forever engraved In the Hull of Fnme. The blunt Texan .earned that niche by beliig what nuiny considered the best iialural .right-hand, hitter of all time. HE TRIED CHOKE .STYLE Hornsby stood in the farthest corner of the batter's box with a 35-inch bat held at the end, He stepped into the ball'. Hornsby brought the stcp-ln style with him when lie reported, to the SI, Louis Cnrdlnnls as a' .shortstop roni the Dennison, Tex., club of he Western Association in the fall 3f ' 1915 He. weighed no more than 35 pounds at die time.'i however, lad skinny arms, mid Miller .Hug;ins feared his recruit would get wcclsely 1 nowhere!against National League pitching unless he choked he bat. ' .'•'':• Young Hornsby put on 25 pounds over the winter, returned : a.strong 160-poundcr, switched , back to the wing that brought him fame and 'orlunc. The man who had tim most bizarre career baseball has ever known came in al 175, stood 5 feet H at 1 bis peak. .'• . Many pitchers suspected thnt, Honisby cptild not, hit afi outside pitch from his slnnrt-buck jiosilion, but the Rajah managed lo gel nil lh c wood against the ball. STItlKK ZONK IN WIDER AREA Hornsby's dislhictive stance presented Ihe pitcher with a. wider zone In a-hlcli to find the strike area. Dattey.i standing near the plate give pitchers an outline of the strike yjine on -the Inside Tlic liajah's eyes, most unusual m appearance, seemed to magnify Ihe ball, and he took care of them, avoiding movie.5, reading oa trains, etc. Asked what made him the National League batting; champion for six consecutive seasons—192025-and for a seventh lime in '28, •Hornsby replied: "Them juicy steaks" He watched his diet. He did not drink or smoke, frequently slept 12 hours a day. Hornsby was much taster tha'n appeared.>cclrilly ' EO |n E first base. The Hnjnlt could play any posl lion. An accomplished shortsto he switched to second base in '20, and there his, fielding, throwing and double piny making ciimc close lo matching his .stlckwork. ills onlj weakness, oddly enough, wu.s ii (joins back for a pop lly. HAD GKUWT1I OX Hlilil, It was with that long club in his powerful hnnds that. Hornsby got In the dirty work, however, which is made evident by his lifetime average of .358, which Includes IB ^full seasons In (he National League He Is the only National Leaguer who balled -100 or better for three years and he missed it by .00.'! on another occasion. Ills, .'124 In '2-1 is tlie highest average recorded la the modern game. Before getting him In 1927 in exchange for Frnnk Fvlseli 1111" Jimmy Ring, the Giants offtre,. the Cardinals 5300,000 for Hornsby. He would have bcon worth it under John J McGraw. Rogers Horn.sby suffered from a growlh on his heel. There is no telling what ivaiild have happened had lie not- been annoyed. 12-Rounder Last Night 11} Drilled I' Tlircc toil-notch bouts were Btaj-- rd In various sections of the country last niulit and In Uvo of (hem tlic favorites came out on top. Willie- Pen, the fcathenvolaht :linm|)ion of the world by New Ytirh standards, waited Until 'the ninth round before startlnj; lo work m Pittsburgh Jackie Wilson In the Smoky clly. Hill Hie Hart ford, Conn, lad tamed himself an iinnn- 'r.iHJiL', 12 round decision, ffc waited For Wilson to wear himself out, and hen piled up the nulnts to win Neither (Iglitcr was able, lo .score knockdown. In San Francisco, Jimmy filvlns, lie duration heavyweight tltllst, won a 10 round decision over P;I{ Valentino, a Sun Francisco toast uardsmaii. Blvlns floored Valen- Ino for 11 nijie coiint in IJie final Lanxa. In Province, R. L, ony Costii won crylhiiiH but the NIJA's fcathcr- velght crown by Inking a 10 round leclslon from champion Jackie Cal- inu. Costa, an up and coming it'hler from Wnnmcket, H. J., oiit- loxed decisively to cop the decision. Ciiirkcns in IVnUumsc HOLLYWOOD, Cal. (UP)—Mrs. Joe Hcrinnnn points out one of the aU'.st advantages of living in ii >, She suys she Is st'tcccss- ully combating the meat shorl- ge by raising both chickens and uliblls at, her iienlhousc without he trouble cif having neighbors complain Hint the chickens are cratchihg up. their victory gardens. Raul Courier News want ads. Loiig, Welch Winners. In Tag Match Last Night fllit 't'li'fi 1 rn:ir>)irv1 li<wit- li*i*, IK,. «i i , . . ' ^^ TUKSDAV, Al'Kll, 27, MM.'J ,M"'i,;£' S h ^ c l.'!l!° "^ c ''^«l from hb come, BASEBALL STANDINGS SOUTIIUKN i,i-:,\(;ui: w. L. Little Hock Birmingham Nashville Chaltanooya Knoxville Atlanta New Orle.'iiKy AiUtiltlCAN l.i: New York ........... St. Louis Washington Cleveland Detroit I'hlhulelplilu Hoston NATIONAL M;,\<;IJI; W. ij. Brooklyn ....... \ ...... a 1 Cincinnati .............. a a Chicago ............... 2 2 Pittsburgh ............. 2 2 St. Louis .............. 2 2 I'lillttclelpliiii ........... 1 I New York .............. 1 '2 IJo.slon I'd. 1.000 .750 .CG7 .500 .501) .250 -QUO 1'ct. l.DUO .titn .con .000 I'd-. ,C67 .500 500 .500 .500 .500 .333 HlKrtll tiROOM NO -_ * • »g f* MOROUii .Q'pens.Saturdau, Minj 1st THE GREAT SUTTOiH Acrdss From rilytlicvillc l.iiinulry Hcncfil Of Company K—Arkansas Guard Rides--Shows Clean Concessions $25 WAR BONO Given Away Every Kvenlngi Ills Sunday punch. H wlihtletl like a banshee as It picked up sjjced When It landed a sjilit-sccond lat-'ned befnre the Jicuic-in" nni.f m V»" s;^^ Bl ^,!jJ^!?.. or .c»'^ >«.'« ^U ita ^S ; iwS; ries of punches and had lilm'ninl I imrl Lw.r,. \.« \*....t... _ - * ** I lie. wel -rattled Carlos knew it Jb J1Hllult ,,. , c B , ls ]l0n ,, w| . too. And his partner, 0111 Canny, jed-lhc elobulnr Hodrlqucz win, wasn'l much longer in learning the IliglUnlna rlsht. That, leJt Ca awful ll ' 111 "- I "'"I this gentleman wciil down soon It so- happened thai Joe Welch i thereafter under the hainme'rlni< was equally well primed for tlie job «I \Velch. Evidently fpelim; himself ahead and as a result Tiger Long cheated Long leaped into tlie riii' "'"' W " IM> '""'' —' " r - and .slugged Canny two or Uirce extra Wows while tlie fans howled with glee. It was wonderful. u v - wylxxly was in a yay n'moil as the two stunnsd victims i-i-n;ied their way lo the comparative safety of Hie dressing room. <i« for Lang's liana Carlos and VVilli;im had all (lie beal of it when they returned to win (lit second full. Canny seined !-<»)« with a hammcrlock m A proceeded to torture his bandaged "ant hand. Carlos caught tlie spirit of the thing- when" |, c leaped in to finish Din Tiger nnri.playfully liniiBed Long's fist, on the iiiij. lmt which everybody knows is hud manners. "Kindly desist,," Referee Meroney pleaded, whereupon Uiirlos promptly smacked, the hapless I.OII B to th- canvas nnd sat xqunrely uijoti him He rescmoled Old King Cole on his Uirone, lmt whoever he resembled ... ......,., ...^,, .^..untu ui , Long was out and Carlos wiriiiin>i with a series of flying head sds- ,,,-onnd Uie ring, pvomy 1nUn sors. Canny might have wondered his index firmer at "^",11-™. if he liadn't run into the mnri on , ture which the wrcstllnt fratcrn i v nnd Welch look t«-o out of three falls to win the feature lug match nt, the American Legion arena here ,M niglit, The boys labored in the white buttle nil before more funs than ici-i' were, plaees to sit or stand, a situation foreseen by Promoter Mike Meroney when lie' announced .hat Lang and Welch were himker- ng for K chance to renew mi old lent! with Canny nnd ltodrii[iien. Tiie it'limax ivus n iviiixxci 1 . Tlic matcli- was even Stephen when the Ijoys came out for the finale. Canny ficts Kicked Ciiniiy emerged from his corner willi a leer on his face nnri mayhem in his heart. iNotc: rasslers are nice people when you get to know them, really they areij lie had been stamping Long's injured band all evening and apparently mcnnl to grab It again, but. the Old Tiger greeted him rudely with kangaroo, kicks then followed up Hotorts. Meroiicv U«t Robert, has chaige from the Armv available for nexi crt by i • -, •; " —>.vu nrL-iuji inid the second fall. The u me wus 15 lnin . preliminary matches' wcrj fans were concerned* Weld, was declared Die winner over Rodri-iue- Lon' Ci "" ly t0 ° k Ul ° meaMll>c u ' Meroney introduced n ll-mv in uniform which most fans Immediately recognized as that of Ked tnltl tj,i> received a d i- Drops limscy for Collins LOS ANGKLBS, Cal. (UP) Cliiirles P. Horsey, 17, told the s u . licrlor Court here that the name was loo much lor him, The court weed and ejjiingcd It lo Collins Innocent kibitzers suggested that wJille he was at It, It might add glamor lo his name lo have his lirsl named changed to loin, but lie ignored the suggestion. It lakes 747 iwople tallying $100 war bonds al $75 each to pay for making one nicdium-sizcd U S ' Ulny titllk ; • MMKWUi MCANIEJ .-**£ the flying impose, but he probably didn't have lime to think, because 1/jiiK had his .shoulders plimcd before the (imckcei'i'r could wind up his H'Jitch. The sunny asserted Itself •immediately. He . uses to convey the boast "Me uo't brains." Again Carlos wns the hero when Welch came torlh for battle He and Canny collaborated the direclcd body kicks and so forth. « wui 111 j. LUJItlljUIUldl Wll of noilrltiujz -softening-up process, using ni-iL-itiiln ii- ,IL._. i .... ... ««*ii^ M O R U G 0.0 D . N E W S . HR O M T H M _^-«g^OT^«» • asj(.,.t,:,»^j>.,4 A«u *r^773 \,i£.'/> PRINCE ALBERT THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE FRONT A REPORT TO THE NATION on General Motors'Production, Fmp/tyment, Economies and fi-of,ts PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE TODAY THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST PRODUCER OF WAR MATERIALS During 1942 war prorfuclfon m Gensrol Motor, increawd rapidly Deliveries in Ihe fourth quarter were mort thor, foir'lrme, thau m lf,c fourth quorte, of 1941 arirf'wer. arar,;«muo| ra.o e f m0 r e than three bJbon dollar, In , M l,,y, „„ prorfucRoh'inefeiiied far more rapidly than dollar votue indicolei-thanks to decreases in cost of manufartur. ' SUBCONTRACTING THROUGH BATTLE TESTS WITH FlYING COLORS-THE WORLD AROUND Genera! Motors' war produclj ore now being med by bold Ihe Army ond Navy or, baltlefronts all over (he globe. Report! of Iheir effective- ness—ond, in many coses, of decided juperiorily over eneraV equipment-ore evidence of IKe quality molerioU ond preciiion workmanship going into their raonufcclwe. The greol variety of equipment lormshed „ indicated below-gnd there ore additional secret weapons which connol be liiled. ' THOUSANDS OF SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS ASSIST GENERAL MOTORS Conlinuing peacetime practices, Ihousana 1 ! of subcontractors and sup^ pliers—companies which have demonstrated produclion efficiency and oljilily fo maintain quality— have been ulilired hy General Motors. This practice has resulted in the spread of approximately one-half of General Molars' war work to outside firms. Thousands of Ihese subcontractors and suppliers are firms employing 100 people or leu. ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION KNOWLEDGE PRODUCES RESULTS The experience gained by General Motors over Ihe years has proved of .mmenic- value in war work. This "Know-How" in Ihe fields of engineering and munulaclure has rnado possible quitlc conversion to war producl.on, and resulted in simplifkalion of design, Improvement of quality and rcduclion in cost. Ihii nol only speeded up Irie work and got (he job, but saved manpower and millions ol dollars of Iho tan- poyers money. WAGES EMPLOYMENT FIGURES HAVE MOUNTED TO AN ALL-TIME HIGH Allbongr, more !!,„„ 50,000 G.M. people hove joined the armed forces, employment ,r, Ihe U.S. ond Canada rose to 370,000 in W42-an all- Ha° I, A- '"" C ° K inV ° 1Ved 9rcnl P roblcms ; " lr ° ; " ! "9 Personnel. Ho U r>wo,ked,nc,ea ! edloar,ave,ag C af 45.5hour.perweek,compared 07 piL n,',^ 11 4 J-. G "»« 1 M ° tosl «"pbym«S I, .pre^d th'ro.ah 107 pknls m ihe U. S. ,„ 46 communilies ih 13 jtole.-and flve planfs in TECHNICAL TRAINING AND FIELD SERVICE TO ASSIST THE ARMED FORCES General Motors' training schools for technicians of the armed services hove graduated more than 11,000 man—will Iroin approximately 40,000 in 1943. Parts schedules have also been established, and maintenance units set up in ccmbaf areas. Technical observers are stationed at battlefronli, so that our engineers and mechanics, cooperating wtlh the armed forces, can more ropidfy improve the rr.ilifory effectfvenesj of weapons. WAGES RHACH A NEW PEAK AS RATES AND HOURS INCREASE Along wilS incrc-aicd cmploymenl and working hours, wages have risen subslanliolly. Hourly workers, who averaged 543.41 weekly In Ml, averaged J54.9I („ 1942-an grease of 26%. The poyioll for bolh soloned ond hourly rolo employesln 1942 was $859,314,062, GM. paid 5250,331 to employes for suggestioni furthering the war . cRori. More than $7,000,000 wei paid to «mDloyM ihrouor, arcvp • insurance, . r SAVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR UNCLE SAM-AND YOU' As a result of tno induslrial "Know-How" reviewed above, monufac- ti'-i^nrS'^" 0 ! ° ri!du " d """' b Y *« end 0' l^ 2 ' mor « I(1 0" SI/7,000,000 had been voluntorily relumed to the government in price reductions, ond Inert will be an acldilional $183,000,000 in price reductions whith will apply |o igb.eqgenl d«li«rie« under wuling GENERAL MOTORS' PROFITS WERE LOWER IN 1942 The Gcncrol Molort policy of limiling Tli role of profits, before loxci, on ifs manyfaclutfng busincu fo ofaouf half of 1941 rciulfcdin a nol mcoma from monufotluring of < 4/-'^% of tolal jalei. Common iTocV dividend* were 52 per ihare in 1942, a» compared with 4375 per ihgre fn 1941. ^* * THE * * AMERICAN \VAY *** WILL WIN*** GENERAL MOTORS A **IIUY U.S.** WAR BONOS AND ** * STAMPS * ** rf W,r Ee l Ol Wjr Equipment • Ships, Lococnolives sn<t Ouns and Gun Mount <„, T an l« Tnla / rt'i MOM V"n" . Ouns and Gun Mounts . Tjnks C»,. l^ctoru is Our /? • /» Business/ and Trucks • TvUehino Guns t Radio Receivers an.J TrAnsmittcrs • Airplane Premiers * Naval Gun Hous- infls • ParafJiulo Flaros and Ffaro Projector* • AiVwafl Cannon • Gun Motor Carriages • Truck and TjnV E/ifltoes » Helmut Liners «Insl^umcnt Panefs for Tanks and Trucks • Machmo Tools • Airplane Landlrvj Gftar Struts, Hydriulfc Ccnlr^Jj, Foci Pomvw anJ Other Etjuipmcnl • Tank Tracks i Aluminun. Engi/io Castings and Forging* • Tank and Truck Transmissions • Artr«- Stoel Castinas tor Tanks, Trucks and Guns . lytilitiry V9fite(«s • AoriaJ TwpoJce* • AnJ Manypt/Mr Product*

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