The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1943 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 27, 1943
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> *' 'r " " ' EIGHT TJU'TIIRVIl-U'J (AUK.)' COUJUMjt NIOWS TUKSDAY, AI'KII, 27, .tlanta Wins Ovfer Hornsby Stood Far Back In Box And Stepped Into Ball For .424, Highest Modern Batting Mark * • 'Bj' United Press, '/The Nashville Volunteeis got to She.Jiilng Hue..loo Into and the Atlanta Crackers sent them home oh Hie short end of an 8 to' 0 coiiht Monday night In Atlanla, despite four Nashville scores In Ihc ninth. It was the Southern Association's only. game. Rookie Veriion Curtis of Atlanta, and Dutch McCnll, .a Nashville fftsliman, started on the mound, tfccall was Masted lo tlie showers after he: yielded five runs In the first Inning. Marshall' Mauldin, Cracker center J'lcM'er,' was the heavy -gunner iii the 'Atlanla batllne llnc-up Mauldin had [our lilts In five appearances and scored three of the Atlanta .runs. , ' Nashville tlirealened In Ihe fourth v.hen the Vols ran up a pair of tallies, and agnln In the nintli when GUI lis weakened and was replaced Ho i ever. John Wilson took mer the mound duties and retired the Vols before any fatal daiu'ee was done /jhe .game evened the opening series between Atlaula and Nash- ijlle it two all. Toihs s schedule Includes, Knox- \£iie~in Clnltanooga, New Orlenns m Blrminthim, Memphis in Little Hock ind Nishvillc In Atlanta—a night game. . '• - Yesterday's Results f • SOUTHERN LEAGUE ({jaslnlllc at;,Allanla, night game. OnU game'scheduled. i - AMFKICAN LEAGUE ^p'games scheduled. '~\ NATIONAL LEAGUE No games scheduled. >" Today's Games tt.t- --SOUnrEItN LEAGUE llomphjs at Little Rock (night) ,Ncw Orleans at Birmingham. . ;Nish\ illc at Atlanta.. 'Kno.xville at Chattanooga. • . NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at St. Louis. iBostoh at K'cw Vork, ' Brookljn at Philadelphia. Cincinnati nt Pittsburgh. Rogers Hornsby al the finish of his f.uixHis and distinctive Pep Takes 12-Rounder Last Night lly llnllcd I' Three top-notch bouts were staged in various sections of llic country lust night and In two of them tlie favorites ciimc out, on lop. Willie i'ep, the featherweight champion of the world by New Vork standard!!, waited until Hie ninth round before starling to work on Pittsburgh Jackie Wilson In the .Smoky City. lint the Hartford, Conn, lad earned himself an unanimous 12 round decision. He waited for Wilson to wear himself out, and then piled up the points to win. Neither fighter was able to (icore u knockdown. In Sat) Francisco, Jimmy Blvlns, Ihe duration heavyweight titllsl, won tx 10 round decision over I'ai Valentino, a San Francisco guardsman. IJIvlns floored Valentino for a nine count in tile final .sliinm. In province, ll. I., ony Costa won everything but the NBA's fealher- welBlil crown !>y Inking a ID round decision from champion Jackie-Cal- imi. Costa, an up and coming Igliler from Woonsckcl. II. !., out- loxed decisively to cop the decision. (,'hirkens in l'i-nthousc HOLLYWOOD, C'til. (UP)—Mrs. oe Hermann points out one of the advantages of living in a entliouse. She says she is succexs- ully coinballiifi the meat shorl- by raising »olh chickens and ixtjlili.s nl her penthouse without he trouble ol luiviiijj neighbors omplaln thai the chickens are cratching up their victory uardens. Long, Welch Wiimci's In Tag Match Last Night Old Tlser reached back Into the .charged from his coiner like a bay |A a(nin\> hammerlock applied by ill limber and came fortli with steer and then Welch sailed Into the Mexican scllled Welch and Ihe Ills Sunday pui.cli. It whistled like]the ring, ripped Carlo:; with a sc- second fall. The time was 15 inln banshee as It. picked up speed, rie.s of punches and had him pin- utes.' When it landed a spill-second lal- ncd before the Mexican performer The preliminary mutches were er on the stubby whiskers of Carlos • could shake the cobwebs away. Tlic quite satisfactory us far as the JUxliimtci!, the folks way u;> on customers already had started for • • " the exits. The opening fall consumed all of 10 minutes. It was Long wliu fell. the lop deck knew Old Tleer was rlfiht. The well-rattled Carlos knsw It. too. And his partner, Ml Canny, wasn't much longer In learnlnu the awful truth. U so happened that cd the globular liodi iciuci-. with his lightning right. That left Canny, and this gentleman went down soon Joe Welch thereafter under the hammering of Welch. Evidently feeling himself was cemally well primed for the Job , <" Welch, fcvldonlly ahead and as a result Tiger Long cheated Long leaped into the » AMERICAN LEAGUE • Jfew'York nt. Boston. . • Philadelphia at Washington. Cleveland al Chicago. St. Louis at Detroit. In 1023 tiny scout plnncs were btiltj to be used in ranging ahead dY'submarines-and flndin'p vicll'ns flyingMiacIc • to the : sub- ami being taken R, HARRY'GIIAYSON NBA,-Sports.Editor Rogers Hornsby knew moic about baseball and '.. less, about diplomacy and horses-IharT'any one I ever knew . , Tris Speaker, an Innate.American Leaguer, paid Honisby, : who batlccl himself to fame in' the National, a fine compliment. As a manager, , trouble trailed Hornsby like a'faithful hound, and when the Drowns fired hlin, 1 asked Speaker , if he would hire The Rajah were he at. '11)0 head of a ub '-' .':'••;' ' • "Maybe not as-, mauaycr,' sa« Spoke, "but,I'd pay him well jusl foi- sitting around and keeping me from making mistakes."No one could appraise a hall player quicker , or uiorc accurately than (he stylish Elijah. Hcrnsby was considered a brll- Inixl manager, yet couldn't hold a job. You heard "horses" whenever ic was let go, but he;traces his dismissals to financial arrangements and front office iiHerlcrcnif ' a and Welch took two out falls to win the feature tag mulch ut the American lesion arena here IIL-I nlghl. The boys labored in the white b;ittl<: pit before more fans than there were places to sll or stand, u situation foreseen by Promoter Mike Meroney when lie announced thai I/»ny and welch were hankering; for a chance' lo renew an old finid with Canny and Kodrliiucz. The climax was a The match was even Stephen when the hoys came out for the finale. Canny Ols Kh'ki-d Canny emerged from his corner willi ii r lcer on his face and mayhem in his heart. (Note: rasslers are nice people when you j;et to know them, really they ure!) He hud been stampin;; Ijinjj's Injiirod band a|l evening and apparcntls neant to grab it again, lint the Ok I Iyer greeted him rudely will kangaroo kicks then followed U| with a scries of flying head sels .M>IS. Canny might have wondered if lie hadn't run into the ninn on Read Courier News want ads. of tliret; >"d slugged Canny two or three xlra blows while the fans howled ;lth glee. H was wonderful, Kv- rylwily was in n gay mood us the wo stunned victims grojicil tliclr ray to Hit comparative safety of he dressing room, Go i'ni Long's Iliiuii Carlos and William had all the jest of it when they returned to win lite .second full. Canny sei/ed -ong with a hammerlock and proceeded to torture Ills bandaged riglil hand. Carlos cnught the iplril of the thing v, r lien lie leaped in to finish Hie Tiger and playfully banged Long's fist on the ring post, which everybody knows is bad manners. "Kindly desist," Referee Meronej pleiKicd, v.'hcreu|x>n Carlos promptly smacked ihe hapless.Long to the canvas and .sat squarely upon him Ho resembled Old Kldg Cole on hi throne, but whoever he resembled Long was out atui Carlos *>vadd]c< around the; ting, proudly pointing his index finger at Ills skull—a gesture which the wrestling fratcrnilv fans were concerned. Welch was declared the winner over liodri'jite/ and Canny look the measure ol Long. Mcioney Introduced a figure In uniform which most fans immediately recogni/cd as thai of lte:l Roberts. Meroney told the fans iat lioberts has received a di.s- harge from the Army and will be vailable for next week's mat show. Drops HoiM;y for C.'oIlJnr. LOS A N O K I, E a. Cal. <UI>i — Charles P. Horsey, IV, told the Superior Court here that Ihe name was too much for him. The court agreed and changed it lo Collins. Innocent kibitzers suggested (hat while lie was til It, ii might add glamor to his name to have his liisl named changed lo 'lorn, bin he Ignored Ihe suggestion. It takes 117 people bulying $100 war bonds al $75 each lo pay for making one medium-sized U. S. Army tank . |, the flying Impose, but he probably |iiscs to <onvcy the boast "Me got didn't have lime to think, -because Ijjng had his shoulders pinned before ihe timekeeper could wind up his watch. The sunny nature of Hodriqiuv, brains." Again Carlos was the hero when Welch came forth for battle. He and Canny collaborated with the softening-tip process, using well- assertcd itself immediately, tie: directed liody kicks and forth. THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE IrsL base. The Rnjnli could play any pos .Ion. An accomplished ahorU-iLop, ic switched to second base In '20. xnd there his [leldltiy, throwing and double play making came close to matching 'his stick'work. Ills only weakness, oddly enough, was in going back for 'a pop fly. 1IA1> GKOWTH ON HEEL II was with thai long club in his powerful hands that Hornsby got In llic dirty work, however, which Is made evident by his lifetime average of .358. which includes 10 full seasons In the National League. He is the only National Leaguer who batted '100 or better for three years and he -missed It by .003 on nother occasion. His ,4'2'l in '2-1 is be highest average recorded In the lodern game. Before gettlns him in 1927 in * * * MORli GOOD _ NJiWS FROM ..THE PRODUCTION 1'RONT * * * A REPORT TO THE NATION on General Motors Production, Employment, Economies and Profits exchange for I'rnnk Frlsch and Jimmy King, the Giants offered lie Cardinals $:'0«.000 Cor Hornsby. Ic would have been worth it under tohn J McGraw. ,. „ Open 7:W) p.m. ' Show- Starts 7:30 p.m. Aim. Alw»T» lie and 'iff Tuesday PAL-NITE .2 tickels lor 25c Meet the Stewarts But it wasn't for managing thai the name. Rogers Honishy, w forever engraved in the Hall of Fame Tlie blunt Texan earned that niche by being What many considercc the best natural 'rlght-h>nd hHtc of all time. . ' .: HE IKIED CHOKE STl'LE Hornsby stood lit llic farthcs corner of the batter's box will 35-inch bat held at the. end. H stepped Into the ball. Hornsby brought the, slcp-ln sty! Ith l,ini when he reported to In t. -Louis Cardinals as a shortsto, rom the Deimlson, Tex., club 'of xe Western Association in the fall f 1915 He weighed no hiorc than J5 pounds at the lime, however, ad skinny amis, ixiid Miller llug- ,lns (caret! his vccnitt. would, get >rccise!y nowhere; .against- National jcaguc pitching xinlcss he choked he bat. . ' Young Hornsby p"ul on 25 pounds over'Ihc''winter, returned a strong 160-pouridef, switched back to.the willi lliilclcn >t I-'ram Selected Sburts 1>CC , : "AYcdncsday & Thursdiiy PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE ^'SUBCONTRACTING Rogers Hornsby suffered from a growth on his heel. There is no telling what would have happened had he not been annoyed. BASEBALL STANDINGS The Most Wonderful Show on Ice! Gay! Starful! Excitingly Romantic! swing that brought him fame and fortune. The man who pad the most bizarre career baseball has evet known came In at 1]5, stood 5 feet 11 at his peak. ! Many pitchers suspected that Hornsby could not hit' an oulsidt pilch from his stand-buck position ml the Rajah managed to get al lh c wood ngahist tlic ball. STIUKK.7.0NE IN WIOEU AREA Hornsby's distinctive siancc presented the pitcher with • n wider zone hi which to find ' the strike area. liatlcr.s standing near Hie plate give pitchers an outline of Ihe strike zone on the Inside The Rajah's eyes, most unusual in appearance, scctncd to magnify the ball, and he look car'c of them, avoiding movies, reading on trains etc. Asked what made him the National League batting cliamploi for six consecutive seasons—1920 25—and for a seventh lime in '28 Hornsby replied: "Them. j»lc steaks." He watched his diet. H did not drink or smoke, frcquenll slept 12 hours a day. Hornsby was much taster tha he appeared, especially going t LHtlr Rock .. Buininnhiuil . Nashville Chattanooga ., Knoxvlllc Atlanla New Orleans Memphis New York St. Louis Washington Cleveland Detroit Philadelphia Chicago Boston W. I :i o 3 1 2 1 . 1'ct, 1.1)00 .150 JMO ,500 TODAY THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST PRODUCER OF WAR MATERIALS During 1942 war production m General Motori increatcd rapidly. Deliveries in Ihfi fourth quarter were more than four times those in trie fourth quarter ol 1941 and were al an annual rate of more than three biltion dollars. In reality, war production increased far more rapidly thon dollar value indicates—IKonks to decreases Tn cost of manufacture. General Molars' interests and energies are concentrated on speeding war production. KNOW-HOW THROUGH BATTLE TESTS WITH FLYING COLOR5-THE WORLD AROUND General Motors' war products arc now being used by both fhe Army and Navy on bulllefrojifs all over the g1ohe.jRepor.ti of their effectivc- nejs— und, In 'nuny coiei, of decided superiority over enemy equlp- men!—ore evidence of the qualily mateiiali and precisian workmanship going into Iheir manufacture. The great variety of equipment furniihed Ii indkaled below—and Ihere ore addlrional iccret weapons which cannot be lilted.' EMPLOYMENT THOUSANDS OF SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS ASSIST GENERAL MOTORS Continuing peacetime practices, Ihousands of subcontractors and tup- pliers—compnnici wliicli have demonilroled' production efficiency and obilily to maintain quolily—nave been ulilized by General Motors. This practice has resulted in Hie spread of approximately one-half of General Motors' war work to outside firms. Thousands of Ihese subcontractors and suppliers are firms employing 100 people or less. LEAGUE W.L. I'd 1.01)0 .COfl 'i 2 .COO 2 ;) .-100 •< 4 .333 i 3 :JM NATIONAL llrooklyn Cincinnati .. Chicago — Pittsburgh. . I. Louis .. •hiladclphia York .. loston W.L. ..21 . . 2 2 ..22 ..22 ..22 .. 1 1 I'd. .007 .SOD 5(10 .500 .500 .MX) ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION KNOWLEDGE PRODUCES RESULTS The experience gained by General Motors over Ihc years hcs proved ol immciuc vulue in war woiV. Thii "Know-How" in Ihe fields of engineering ond manufacture hai made possible quick convcrsfon lo war production, and resulted in itrnpli Flea lion of deiign, Improvcmcc\l of quality ond reduction in cotl. This no! only speeded up Ihc work arid got Ihe job done, but loved manpower and million* of dollars of the lax* payers' money. i EMPLOYMENT FIGURES HAVE MOUNTED TO AN ALL-TIME HIGH Although more than 50,000 G.W. people have joined the armed forces, employment in ihc U.S. and Canada roio lo 3X0,000 in 1942—on oil- time high. Thii increase involved great problems in training personnel. Hours worVcd En crcaicd toon average of 45.5 houn per week, compared lo 40,7 tiouti in 1941. General Mofors 1 employment is spread through 107 plants In the U. S. in 46 communities En 13 slates—ond five planh in Canada. TECHNICAL TRAINING AND FlfcLD SERVICE TO ASSIST THE ARMED FORCES General Molars' training schools for technicians of the armed service! have grodualed more Ihon 11.000 men-will Iroin approximately 40,000 in 1943. Parts schedules have also been established, and main- lenancc units set up in combat areas. Technical observers are stationed al bnlllcfronll, so that our engineers ond mechanics, cooperating with the armed forces, can more rapidly improve the military cffect.vcness of weapons. PROFITS ¥%&$V&tf&^ &%fr°* ^M^^* Openk Saturday, Man 1s THE GREAT SUTTO Across From' Ulyllicvilk' l,;iiiiidry • licncfil Of Company) K — Arkansas Guard Ridfes--Shows Clean Concessions $25 WAR BOND Given Away Kvcry Kvcning! WAGES REACH A NEW PfiAK AS RATES AND HOURS INCREASE Along wiln mcrcaiod cmptoymcM ant! working.houri, wogo Save ';cn subilanliolly. Hourly workcn who averagbei $43.4, weekly in III .1 t r i ~, . . — . - ----- SAVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR UNCLE SAM-AND YOU' A> a rciull ol Ihc induilrial "Know-How" reviewed obove, monulac- luring coiti were so reduced thai, by Ihe end of 19*2, more them men suUlonliully. Hourly , lc r,, who ov«r a g» . in lurng co,, we rc » reuce a, y . en , W4), a.croged $54.9, [„ ,94J-' on Lr M ». of 26%. The, payroll $177,000,000 had been vclunlanly relurned to «h, ' B'"'™" '" lor both .cteiicd ond hourly rale empteyel in 1942 wat $859.314,062. price reduction!, and there will be an oddilional $183,000,000 ,n p ;« G.M. paid $259,331 lo employes for suajtilioi" furlhcring tho war reductions which will opply to mbiequenl deliv.riei under exntuig .. a , o empoyes or suajti cflort, Moro Ihon $7,000,000 wos paid to «/nployes IFuovgl, group tnsuronce. ^* * Tin: * ^ ^ AM UK I CAN \VAY conlrocli, Allison Kip'm Dviinft , T, ln y Dcstrown • N»vy Ciruntman t ijhter and P,,ine. s . Pull A Whitnoy Airn'me Engines . AimyTiuit, . ne.irinnsfM All T)T»S ot War Eqivpmtnl . D.njol L,,ji MS tlx ivfr*. Trucks, Ships, Ucconwlivos anJ A;,>,inr y IJsos, Anti-Airciatl Ouns in,! Hun Mount* . lanks. c.,rlr;,l ao CaM> • Tank 1 Ouns anJ Qur, $.\u m <,, Ml ,,..,, y lKMlotiv<> j . Bomber IVlsjn.1Sutilssoml.iiM . (iun Control Enuirxnont • Airp'anc Automatic P,<<h . Am,-Tj,v (lur» • Batteries Victory is Our Business/ 1 . and Sliell • Afflbubncas . Bomb PJ,I, , CirbinM • $f* Ptu«t • ElnWul Enulpmonl [« Wrp'jAM StVf* t«M" GENERAL MOTORS' PROFITS WERE LOWER IN 1942 crcl Motors policy of limiting its rale of profits, bcforo laxcj, on . - . . - .- . OU | (,„)( 0 | ,941 reiulled in o net mcoma ol lolol salci. Common ilock dividendi :ompored will, SW5 per thaie in 1941. U.S.** * \VAR HONDS AND ** * STAMPS* ** j T rut |cs . Machino Guns • Radio n«cK«5 ar«f Transmitters • Airp'jno Propotlcrs . N»vjl Qun Hous- Inas . Pjrachulo Flarts and Flaro Projortots • Aircrjtl Cannon • Gun Motor Carriages • Truck and Tank Engines • Hotnwl L'M'» • Instnmwnl Panels Fw Tanls arul Tnx*^ • MicNno Tools • Airp'ano Landing Gear Stiuls Hydraulic ConVol), Fuel Pumps and Other Enuinrncnl • Tank Tracks • Aluminum Engina Castings ar»l FwoinflS • Tank and Truck T(»nscissions • Arnia- Slwl Calinas la Tanks, Trucks and Qur.i . Military Vtliic'M > AorW Torpedoes • And Many Other Prod*U

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