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Black Lightning Zack Wheat Most Popular Player Brooklyn Ever Had WA'TIIEVILLE "(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS ... iBt'HARRV GRAVSON • t, NBA-Sports Editor Zachary David Wheat dug his loot Into the bailer's box and light- tried his grip on the handle of his biick bat until you'd have thought he'd wring sawdust from it. . Zack Wheat, hfllf Cherokee, \vas Ihe most popular ball player Brooklyn ever'had. Buck Wheat, ns (hey called him *«s one of Ihe great- hillcrs. He tilts''.3,5' years of age when he batted ,37& In J923, repeats (I Ihc figure In *il following n leg Injury. He hit ,&24 for the Athlelics of "27 when h,e was 39. That was the only one 6( his major league seasons that he aid not s!i<md hi Platbush, where he put In "17 suunmrs. He led the National League in butting in 'i8 Will .335, hit safely in 2D consecutive games In '16. Black Lightning, as he was also known, was a left-hand hittei Standing 5 feet 10 and weighing 1TO bounds. He left a lifetime big league average of .317. Only n handful of ball-players made more hits in the big show—2884. Wheal, a typical farmer and old- fashioned ball player with a chav, 6f tobacco In his fiice, was of onl) ordinary speed going to first, bu fle'w from first to third. i .Told ihal a Brooklyn fan bail] dropped dead as he hit n home run In Ihe ninth to win nn imporl- knl game, Wheat expressed his re- fcret, '"Had I known a home rim was feeing to cause anything like that l»,would not have hit it," lie said. llNDERRATED OUTKIKI-DEK •'.Wheat was uncertain on ground b;||lv and an ordinary thrower, although"not"*' poor one. Otherwise he was a swift and vastly underrated outfielder. Ho was a rcmnrk- »b)e flycatcher, sure hands making him death to any ball he could feach. He", made backhand catches 6f line drives. >Vheat had an even disposition, tfas liked by other players. -For a fellow his si/.e, especially a ball player, he bad exceptionally email feet, wore n six shoe. .The.Wheat boys were named after presidents. Zachnry's hrolhcr, Mack, the catcher, was christened McKlriley. .'Wheat was in two losing World Scries wlili (he Dodgers—against Ihe Red Box in 'IB audithe Indians in f , '20. He made nine ' hits in 21 boarder Farm. Kbbets paid Mobile $1200 for Wheat In '09. lie reported at the fag end of Ihc season, and Ebbels was so Racing Days End For Whirlaway; Great Money Winner Is Retired By United Press cy of the turf , enough racing am spend the remalnlj life erazlng In the fertile Grass fields of Kentucky. Within three weeks, the >f his Blue little trips' against the Cleveland club, knd with any kind of breaks would nave had three or four more. : On ' the ' recommendation , well pleased that he marie Solomon vice-president of the Newark club, then n Brooklyn subsidiary. . TWICE SET AS MANAGER Everything was set for Wheat lo manage the Dodgers on two oc- cnslons, but, each lime It fell through. Wilbcrt Robiiubn became nresl- (iuit when Charley Ebbels and Ed McKecver (llcri 10 .days apart 111 April, 1925. Robbie Intended to make Wheat manager, had him rurt the works for a week or so, but took the Job back. Feuding with Sieve AlcKctvcr, he was afraid he would be jockycd out as president, and have no Job at all. Disappointed, Wheat didn't hustle fn '20, was released early in '27. in '31. when the were' . >*»i mi, ici,vjiiiL[ii:m<ui.kui! of greased for. Robbie, the plan was George Solomon, a (raveling sales- j to make Wheat manager In '32. ma ' e omon, a raveng saes- o mae eat manager In '32. man of New York, Charles II.' Max Carey got the ear of Dutch , .,..„ was serving as a director without pay, however, and Curler rounded up enough voles In pitt the former base-stealing champion in command. Wheat's pet n version during his playing days WHS Uppa.Rlxey, the six-foot six-inch southpaw of the Phillies and Reds. Boy and man Black Lightning had HUle luck with the Cnlpcppcr Colossus. Ills baseball career ending'with Minneapolis in '28, Wheat and Cotton Ticrncy opened 11 howling alley In Kansas city, but finally had to give It up. Wheat became n copper in Kansas City, was involved in nn accident In n patio! car which nearly killed him. It did something to his left shoulder, so thai now has a . ..- he neck, carries his head to one side like Rube Mar- qtinrcl. Zack Wheat Is now employed In « Wichita offensive. plant—still on the By'HARRY GRAYSON Sports Editor NEW YORK. — It wns just, rus well--for the'.Nntlonal League rncc that the Cardinals siiffcrcd their recent slump, during. which they dropped three in a row. It kept the:, blokes 'in the red 1 blazers closer ' to-tHe'Dodgiirs nnrt the pnck. That is well, with the Cubs down and tlic Giants suffering from ane- Inia. ...'. !->Thc younger Red Birds will pull ftway rapidly enough now Hint the diamonds are sunbaked. . With the ncqiiislllon of n»l>e Melton, the Brooks banked on pitching to offset the loss of the remarkable kids, Pee Wee Reese and Pete Reiser. ,,But Gas Mancuso of the Giants, who caught the St. Louis sllngcrs throughout 1941 and the spring of ',42, still gives the Cardinal staff a'.riiargin. Mancuso will take Mort Cooper,. Enile White, Howard Pollet, Max Lanlcr, Harry Brecheen, Harry Gumbert, Howie Krist, Mur- ry""Dicksdh and George Munger over Bobo Newsom, Whit Wyatt, Curt • Davis, Mellon, Max Macon. Ed Head, Kirby Higbe, Les Webber and 'Johnny Allen. While the Brooklyn corps has a big bulge In experience, the Car- duials' staff is more evenly balanced and dependable. 'Ilic Red Bird TOPS roRYOui^HAiR Smooth H. ndfl lunt rr —ulylo, ith fragrant ilreasliiR—only 25c Mancusco stresses that. Cooper has it all—speed,-:contro), a-fair curve, a screwball and a fqrkball. Mancuso disagrees with those who contend that, Pollct,' who awaits n call uy the Army Air Corps, Is not swift enough to become a major league star. The new Orleans lad's hard one sails—does something, points .out Gus the Guide. White is faster than Pqllct and Lanlcr swifter than both 'of them. Lanicr also possesses a superior curve, but Incks control, according to Professor Mancuso. while lie las been around seven years, or a otiple of seasons longer than J'ol- et, Mancuso says Lanicr'lacks the lolish of his teammates. Brechcon, he fourth southpaw, is fairly fast, ins a pretty good screwball and ontrol. Gumbert is a Grade A pitcher 'ho knows tr.s score. Krlst is fast. Dickson is fairly fast and throws fcniicklcball which he can con- rol. Munger is a fast ball pitcher 'illi a deceptive curve. The champions do not figure to ose on pitching, not when it is jacked up these days by fellows Ike Stan Musial, Harry Walker. Lou Klein, Danny Litwhilcr, Walkr Cooper, Ken O'Dcn, Whltcy Curowski, Slats Marion, Johnny Ho|>i> and a few more. Have you watched Stan Muslnt nd some of the other Cardinals go from first to third? Speed seems to come with the Jardinats. Open 1:15 Show Slarts 7:15 Adm. Always lie and 25c TUESDAY PAL NITE ^ Tickets tor 25c 'The Postman Didn't Ring 1 Xichard Travis & Brciula Joyce . . Seleeled Shorts Wednesday & Thursday ' 'Moontide Jean Cabin & Id* Lupino Paramount \ I ~ Comedy Read Courier News want ads CHICKASAW West Main \i-ar 2!st St. ,-al. slarls 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 JV'cht shows 5:45 Except Mondiijr, optns 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Son. Tuesday IWODY NITE 2 tickets For the Price of I THKKB SONS 0' GUNS" with Wayne Morris Comedy Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "ROMANCE W THK with T)ic Cisco Kid and "LUCKY H.n.W Caiman pitchers are better .than green w , 0 T%~" hands and. more likely to go the Woman Star Recovers From Injury And Is Medalist fn Western Open CiLEN ELLYN, III. Jlmc 29 (U.P.)—Little "Freckle-Face'' has returned to Ihe golf wars after a convnlesctnce of 18 months. Patty Berg—who was in an automobile accident the day after Pearl Harbor—on Monday won medalist honors l n the Western Women's Open Golf Tournament. The short, stocky redhead from Minneapolis wns Injured while riding through Texas with luiother well known woman golfer—Helen Dclwcllcr. Patty's left knee wns smashed so badly that it was thought for a long lime that she wouldn't be able to play golf again. But- cam? |h c Western Tournament and her name was right there on tlie list of entrants. One of Patty's mast remarkable teats as a woman golfer is her ability to get such tremendous distance in her drlvis. However. tni s does not mean that the rest of Pattys game suffers by consequence. To the contrary-she uses an Iroti with the crtspness of the old-Urns r that she Is Patty first started plaving goir when she was 13. " At that time her father nave her two things-,, j^ ,,i haml-me-dowi golf clubs and a good piece of ad v:ce. The clubs she has replaced with nr*cr ones—the advice she will always remember. It -*a.s that golf « a much better game for a growing Blrl than participating In the back Jain football scrimmages tin every'tomboy likes. Miss- IU-IK i., ri,. c , tcl lwo 'an and weighs I30 , )fnmds iiui IB trewc-s dr> not Indicate her „, ,-. -""<••"«- In fact. Pally |. s O nc p cre !! C cw ^ 1 : <"« «n«t even-tern As the bid l, P "an. tlut hpr.vjf puts it; Yesterday's Results SOUTIIKKS I.KAOCK llc n. au- '• *'• I!l iatunrx,^ „. A NAIFONAI, Today's Games SOIJIlir:itN I.KAOtJK Mcmphh at ,v,y, Of , (;an „, , t Nashville at Knoxvlllc ChatUnoo- > ;a at Atlanta. Little Kctk no games scheduled. guy that took on all comcrs-aiid thcin-wlll be a permanent al Wright's CMumcnj, And the plnt-siMd cheslnut with Ihe heart of. a gl«nt hn.'i more than paid his board bill for Ihc rest of his life—he lias helped Warren Wright stack away just exactly 5501,101 during his racing raider And, brother, llint'll pat f< r' n lot of hay. Mr. Big Tall got lib start, his first big purse and his nickname all at one time when lie led Stare- lor nnd Markcl wise lo the finish Kentucky Derby. Afler lhat, ho really got started "hal same year Whlrly took Into .'unp some of (he best horses in the country as he went on to win the "Big Three"—the derby, the reakness and The takes. In these Ihree von n tola! of $150.410 Belmonl races he to get a. nod start on his road lo top iiion- Ihe Calumet Farms colors went .„ victory many times on WJiirlaway's N back—although In his famous rl- x new Inkrcsl In girls' soflbnll, oii"c a favorite sjioii here, n wa s nn. nounced today by w . j]. stovall who Is a loader In the movement. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE w L Nashville " Rock vnlry with Alsnb lie was bested xBlrniingliam , ... 37 3'; lwo out of three times. i xNew Orleans . ...!".' SB 33 Its always a saa way when a xClialtanoogn . . 3031 great race horse is retired — but' xAtlanta '3233 Wlilrly Is being sent to the Cal- , Knoxvillo 2736 umel Farms to raise a family, so xMemphis . . 2041 In a couple of years or so l".'|[ n ....... .. Pet. s .am .555 sons and daughters on the tracks of Ameiica Miooling after top Honors that pappy won. At least it's a better than an even money bet lhat they'll be in there trying all the way JC they Inherit any of whirly's great heart. Girls Will Play Softball Tomorrow Two girls' softball loams, rij- cently organized, will play their first • game lom<"- > "> 1 " night, 8 o'clock, at Haley Field. . f\ Mks''Clara Jean uti).':ey is manager of the girls' team, made up of civilian employes of lilylhevllle Army Air Field, and Thomas R. Ivy is manager of Ihe leaiu sponsored by Coliii Funeral Home. An effort is being made to re- x—Night . .022 .402 .402 .42D .328 NAT10NAL LEAGUE W. f,. Pet. St, Louis 37 22 Brooklyn 40 26 xPlllsbm-gh 31 28 xCincinnati 30 28 Philadelphia 30 31 Hoston as 30 23 38 .627 .606 .«5 .517 .492 .483 3T7 New York 2J 39 .371 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. I,. Pet. New York 33 24 .579 Washington 3428 ,548 Boston 32 31 .508 Cleveland 30 31 .492 Detroit 27 30 .474 Chicago 27 30 .474 Philadelphia 3034 AW St. J.OIIM 28 31 .458 TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1M3 SAN FRANCISCO (Ul')-At least one battle in ih c Solomon islands was won by the leathernecks throwing coconuts at the "Japs, according to Howard H. Hoy I of this city , . ~ "" *«»V v Ml lllia tlvj. tack on sick leave. The Japs, cornered caves, he fast ns (lie leathernecks coula throw them. Then the teller hac the happy idea of throwing coco nuts along with the grenades j took the japs so long lo dislingulsl whether the oncoming rnlsslle wa. a coconut or a givnnde (hat sooi and hurhd back hand grenades as TASTE IS IN. PRINCE ALBERT FOR SPEEOy, EASy ROLLIN ^>er * * THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE * * TO: Every American on a Payroll FROM: The Secretary of the Treasury SUBJECT: The New Pay-As-You-Go Method of Collecting Your Income Tax S 1 : tarcing July 1st, both your Income and Victory Tax will be col- lectcd by an entirely new and more convenient method. Under the old system, you were obliged every March 15th to pay cillicr tho full tax tor the previous year, or a. quarter of that amount. Under the new system, you will keep paid up from month lo month. After July 1st, your employer is obliged by the new law to withhold every month a part of your wages and turn the money mto the United States Treasury as payment on your Income and Victory fax. ,,. ' " Of course, the amount th'nfyour employer withholds will depend upon your pay and your exemptions. But this is the important point: For mast of us, thejnmount withheld over a year's period will add tip to the same that pe're faying now—plus or minus a few dollars. . At the end of the year, we may owe the Government a few dollars or the Governmenfcniay owe us. (See the tables below.) You may have heard 20% mentioned as the proportion of your wages that will be withheld. Actually, this is incorrect. To figure the amount that will bo.withh.cld, take your total wages and subtract your allowance for,exemptions and allowance for dependents; 20% of Ihis lesser amount is the total that will be withheld. Now please remember this: You must claim those exemptions to take advantage of them. Before July 1st, you must file with your employer an E^empfipn Certificate. I£ you do not do this, your employer will have no choic-e but to deduct 20% of your full pay check. Here is how the new tax collection method will work: Let's say you are a working man earning $3,000 a year; that you arc married, and have two children. . First of all, as a married rnSri you are allowed a personal with, holding exemption of $1,248, plus an exemption of $312 for each f «t o^Sc*£ Cr than vour w 'fe)- This makes a total exemption ot Jl,«72 (51,248 for yoursell and wife, plus $624 for your two dependents), which Is deducted from the $3,000 you earn before your tax is computed. You are thus paying tax on 51,128, of which your employer will withhold 20%, or $225.60 for the year. Therefore, in your pay envelope, after July 1, you will receive about $4.40 less each week. In March, 1944, when you ordinarily would be faced with' paying taxes on your 1943 income, you will file a return showing how much you have already paid, and how much your total tax actually amounted to. If, by that time, you have already paid more than your actual tax due, you will be given credit for the difference. If you owe more than you have paid, you will pay the difference. Since this plan starts July 1, many wonder what happens to the tax payments they will already have made by that time—oh March IS and June 15. For a great majority of people, .here is what happens. . . . Your 1942 income tax is "forgiven" fcifher all, or most of it). The March and June installments which you originally paid on that 1942 income: tax are credited, instead, as payments on your 1943 tax. With the result that^on July 1st, with the year half gone, you have already paid tax on that half-year's income. In short, you are "paying as you go." There Is one thing more. Since this pay-as-you-go method leaves you Just as much of your net income as you had before, you will probably find it possible to at least maintain your present rate of buying War Bonds. Do this by all means! Taxes alone will not bring to the Treasury nearly enough money to finance the great invasion war that lie.s ahead. The war needs every cent of your money that docs not go for Ihe necessities of life. AMOUNTS WITHHELD FROM WEEKLY WAGES FOR INCOME AND VICTORY TAX UNDER PAY-AS-YOU-GO TABLE 1 SINGLE rtRSON- VnUf ' •"<« J17.SO 22.50 J7.50 35.00 15.00 5S.<X> 65.00 75.09 85.09 95.W Amount li t-ciilhhtld . . ittklv t 1.10 Z.10 3.10 •I.M «.«0 g.M> 10.60 12.flO H,M 16.60 Wilhboldin,! M a percent •!»«„ 6,3% 93 11.3 U.l 14.7 IS.f, 1«.J 16.8 17.2 17.5 -NO DEPENDENTS /Unul lolil to tic NvilhMJ S 57.20 109.20 161.20 2J9.JO 31.1.30 •117.20 SSI. JO 655.20 759.20 8U.20 Annual toltl to be paid s'/j./.r 124.48 181.23 262.S5 J73.35 •189.85 f, 13.2 7 737.37 MI.4S 991.32 lAoLC 2 MARRIED PERSON ^ 5I7.SI) 22.51) 27.50 35.00 •S5.00 55.00 flS.OO 75.00 85.00 55.00 be n-lililielij 5 .20 .30 .70 2.20 •UH 6.20 8.20 10.20 12.20 14.20 Withholding l.lTa I.J 2.5 6.3 9.3 11.3 12.6 I3.r, 14.4 14.1 - NO DEPENDENTS Awiiltotil to he vitnhtld 5 IO.-IO 15.W) 36.40 III. -10 218.40 .122. JO 426.40 MO. 11} 6.11.40 7J3.40 Ann,:,l 101,1 5 8.53 16..1S 45. IX no.ss 227.43 .M4.03 W.21 S5S.M 679.00 799.21 TABLE 3 MARRIED PERSON WetVIr <•«« 517.50 22M 27.50 35.00 45.00 55.00 65.00 7S.OO 65.00 95.M Amnutit to k»»ilkh«IJ «<>kl, t .20 .30 .59 I.M 3.00 5,00 7.00 9.00 11.00 13.00 W,tl,!,n1Jh,,( •• • percent nfwiKei US 1.3 1.3 2.9 6.7 9.1 10.S 12.0 12. 1 ) 13.7 — ON6 DEPENDENT Ano«il total to be "ilnhcIJ S 10.10 15.60 26.00 52.00 156.00 260.00 .wt.oo •MS.HO 572.00 f, 76.00 Annual total Inbepiid t 8.29 15.8.1 23.3; 55.63 160.76 262.SI 370.02 178.52 59S.21 717.89 If tltt amount «rif**cM daring rrlr year is jnnrr iknn your total nfomf nd ytctory tat {or tlie star, tkc Goccrirmcni trill refund Ihc dignertct. TABLE 4 MARRIED PERSON — TWO DEPENDENTS w«klr wilo 5I7.SO 22.50 27.50 35.00 •45.00 S5.00 65.00 75.00 SS.OO 95.00 ie withheld weekly I .20 .30 .50 .70 l.SO 3. SO 5.80 7.50 9.SO 11.80 Withholding i» a percent <,l,T,«e, 1.17. 1.3 I.S 2.0 •4.0 6.9 S.9 10.4 11.5 12.1 Annual tolal lo be Tithritld' 5 10.40 15.60 26.00 36.40 93. Ml 197.60 301.60 405.60 509.60 613.60 Annnil total In he paid % 8.01 15.29 22.5 r 33.47 90.05 195.61 300.77-. 405.27 5I7.<2 636.53 If the amount withheld is fm than your total Income and Victory tax for the year, you wifl ftay the difference to the Government, This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. Ark-Mo Power Corp. L. K. Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machint Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mf ? . Co. Brytheville Water Co. The Crafton Co. Delta Implements, Inc. Tom Guard; s Jewelry & OpHcal Store Reiser Supply Co., Keiser Halter .Quality Shoe Shop Langston-Wroten Co. Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance Co. Herrick's Jewelry Hubbard Furniture Co. 'bbard Hardware Co. Huddleston & Co. Charles S. Lemons Tom Little Hardware Co. The New York Store Pat O'Bryant Palace Cafe J. C. Penney Co. "lit. !..,„ ,„„„„ ,.. n ... c7 -p-. )TTit _ WM „,„„ ST>FF Robinson Drug Co. Phillips Motor Co. f. Rosenthal, Inc. Rock Saliba A. G. Shibley Wholesale Grocm C. G. Smith Swift & Co. Oil Mill Thomas Land Co. Floyd A. White Zellner's Slipper Shop FUND COMMITTEE J

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