The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 12, 1944
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., ; -PAGE "SIX (AUK.) COUHIKll NEWS Wildlife Group Opens Campaign , v Committees Named For Membership Drire Throughout' County A- vigorous membership drive for the newly .oigamzed Mississippi County chapter of 1 the Wild Life Federation has gotten under way with receipt ol the delayed membership books. , •Acting chairman C. G. Redman has named the following committees who aheady are on the Job getting members for the ' sportsman's organization: £lylheville— R. A. Nelson, W. A. Affllck Jess Horncr, W. C. Higgln- ' sqn, "Doc" Dean, and Warren Jackson. XieacliviUe— Robert Bryant, John Bearden. Manila - "Will Wright, Grovcr Bnjder. " pell— Merron J. Kochler. Lester GUI. 'Arniorel— Eddie Reynold. yarbro-^Bill Orr. .Whisp— Lcroy Carter. Mililgan Ridge— A. M. Holt. Red. Line— Chales/Colemau. "- Keiscr— R. H. Robinson. psceola-Luxora— Bill Walters, El- llptt Sarlain, William J. Driver! "Wilson— 5. A:- Regcnold. •phatrman Redman revealed that completion of the org [miration would be effected after the meeting of the slate Wild Life Federation next month. A number of fans from here plan to attend this meeting to get acquainted and get .some ideas about the organization: • ; Mr. Redman will meet with the rnprribership committees for reports later this month. Kell Led Organized Baseball With .396, But Mack Says He Doesn't Look Like A Hitter WEDNESDAY, AI'IUL 12, 1'J-M Harry Feldman Be Forced To Quit Game Serious illness of his wife niny force: Harry Feldmnii, New York giant pitcher, mid ex-Biythoville Gl- a,nl, to give up professional baseball far good. •A dispatch from. New York revealed that the young ri^h hnmler If ft. the club Tuesday after receiving word that his wife bad suffered a fieart attack at Fort Smith, Ark. The hurler, forced to leave the {earn early last Fall because of his own health, said he did not expect |p rejoin his mates this season. His ipother died last week. ' 'A native of New York City, Feldman ,wns personally scouted by A^dolfo Luque for the Giants 'and s?nt to Blythcvlllc with the other recruits at the beginning* of the 1^37. Northeast Arkansas season. He Immediately made good, winning nine straight before losing n 5-4, 10-!rming struggle to Parngomd.'Ilc Hon four moie and »as piomotcd by 3(11 Terry, then manager of the Jfew York Giants, which operated the club here, to Fort Smith in $E Western Association.. , It yas there that he met his future ^Ife and started the romance trmt culminated at the altar a few years li(ter Feldman went from Fort Smith to Jersey City, Internationnl League chattel of the Giants, befoie hitting IJie major leagues In his first full season- with the Giants he had a record of '7-1 and was heralded as s, potential star But Illness plagued him to such an extent that he left (.h,e. team before the 1943 season vyas completed. 'He consulted a doctor nnd took q series of rigid physical examinations at the State Sanatorium, Bponeville, during the Winter mid 1»as pronounced fit Off to a good start-dhls Spring, Feldman buoyed By HARRY GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor FDEDER1CK, Md.—There Is h strange story In the camp of Hie Athletics pitched on historic bacK- gromid here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As a member of the Class B Lancaster Interstate League club, last season, 21-year-old George Kcll led organized baseball In batting with .396, yet Connie Mack and the A's nay he docs not look like a hitter. Indeed, I understand that Elwood Whcaton, nn outfielder who lias been around and Is now n member of the Philadelphia party, does not consider him a good hitter. Wlicnto" managed Ihc Lancaster^ outfit in 1943. With such a fat batting average, Mack rather expected lo discover that Kell, a five-foot nine, 113- liounri sorrel-lopped school touch- er of Swifton, Ark., was not much of fl third baseman,' 0. K. AS THIRD BASEMAN As paradoxical as the talk about his hitting, however, Is the fact llmt he plays third base as though he bad spent his life there. Ho lias a sure pair of hands, a quick and strong slilciivm throw. He plays the ball, doesn't Id it play him, dives after and comes up with difficult chances. ;, Critics of Keil's clouting, or lack of it, have not yet made up their mind as to whether or not there Is something wrong with the Hnzorback's stroke. They point mil that he lilts almost exclusively to right field, hear that last summer he didn't lilt a half do/en tolls to left. Mack has the kid pulling the ball to left in batting practice. - / v Fact nre facts Just the same, and you can't gel away from.the figures. In 138 games for Lancaster, Knell manufactured 220 lilts, 33 doubles, 23 triples mid 5 home rum for n total, iiaac total of 314. He scored 120 runs, balled In 70, not bad for n hitter batting second. YANKEES EYED KELL Right fielders didn't Just take Kcll's average into consideration and back up against the fence nud let his hits fall where they may. Nor did second basemen deliberately move over and leave a slot for pokes through the infield. What's wrong with a ji-lghl-haiul DOPE BUCKET 1, V. FK1ENJ) CAJJFOJtNJA (JAUJNH I sei-npe up nny recollection of each Armorel Fishing Club How Has 40 Members; Restricted To 100 Forty sportsmen already Imve applied for membership In the new anglers' club now being -qrgniilzcd for ArmoreJ Lake, it was nimomicrd today by Eddie RCRenold, manager of Hie Lcc Wilson Company's Interests at Armorel. A tola; of 100 members will be accepted, Mr. Rcgenold told the A few days ago, upon learning \ oilier. He's « good guy! (You're | Courier News, nnc when this many from Max IS. Reid, that George | pretty Hunt, a former employee and mom- Hunt), her of the local high school facul- nlce yourself, Corporal llavc been accepted the roster will ty for ,1 niimucr of years, was stationed, at Camp Callaii, Calif., I mentioned (lie fact that Li, Marvin "Soak" Sanderson wns stalloncd there and wondered If they had met. Yesterday [ received a letter from In irlilcl) lie left no doubt that he was on the bean; his eyes .'incl curs open for possible Hlythc- vllleltcs and natives of Mississippi County. While on the Blylhcvllle high George Kcll led organized baseball in batting last season wilh'. .398, yet does not look like a liilter'; ^_•_. in Athletics 1 camp. ,<i | lilttcr having his power lo left tield? Right-center was Rogers Hornsby's fnvoriie groove, anrl lie did fairly well. If Mack and (he A's nrc concerned about Kell's hitting, It might ease (heir minds somewhat to know tlml the Yankees would have purchased the young man had the Philadelphia club not hnd first cull. Kfill satisfied I'nnl Kriehcll, the New York*' chief .scout who trailed lilm for weeks. Ocorse Kcll, starling Ills fifth year in bnseball, is 4-F because of n carltlnijc knee which does not annoy him niul can be cnved. Wlmt do (he Atliletics want in diiys-cverythlng? school teaching staff George was quite active In the atlilcllc program of the local citizenry. In fact, he was In on the organization of the city softball league back in 103-1. I believe was the year. Thai wns the time the late Dick Potter, Bill Crowe, Marshall Blackard, Jimmy Terry, ffannan Taylor, Carl Ganske, Joe Appicbaum and at least a hundred more of us had the times of our lives in 'the popular iirort. Fusl, quick, alert and heady, George was one or the outstanding performers. It Is doubtful that anyone In the eight-club loop could Set down to first as quickly. 1 The nfleld usually played In datigerotis- y close when George was at bat. 1'hcy knc»' that the ball had to be played cleanly and fast to get the flying runner. George led off for his team nntl [here weren't many times that he good start by getting on. Although Ringmqn Of 16 Wins National Title With TKO BOSTON, April 12 (U.P.) — When js-ycar-old Major Jones;won lhc Goldeji Gloves feather-weight lille last month, boxing experts- „„,,.,, , . -. , —- - liked the way (lie kid[worked. I " "I""™ 1 - A good, .swift, punch in They said he looked good, knew u' 111 " "?""• nilcl coal confiitciu-e how to handle himself,' and could „„, ,.!"! g ;, ,, hit hard ' ' Before lie's old enough lo box professionally, the Kansas Ci!y boy should put oil enoiiEli .wclRM to put real authority behind ills punches. Ami if . ho learns the tricks of the boxinu trade, learn? how lo lake a punch,' he'll show up at lhc top some flay. round. Tahliouc climbed (o Ills feet, but Jones whistled a right lo Ills jaw. The Oklahoma kid lum- bled under the ropes mid (lie referee called things off. Young Jones—at sixteen—still has some s yruwing to tlo before he'll be ready for the professionnl ring. That is. If he decides to turn to boxing tor a living. If he does lie already hns the basic Uo you still play softball there? I remember our games with a great deal of pleasure, especially an oc- bc closed and no others will be allowed to Join unless there Is a. vacancy, Plans call for various improve- to lhc desired height and the Inkc now Is leemliiK with fish life. 1/nst fall more than 100,000 crapp]?,, Wack bass and bream were rescued from nearby borrow pits and released In the lake. Fishing has been prohibited .since llmt time and will not be permitted until the new sjjorlsmoi's club Is organized. Mr. Regcnold pointed out that any sportsman from this area may apply for membership simply by telephoning or writing the Lee Wilson Company at Armorel. Membership fee Is $10 and this money all will lie used for development of the lake as a fishing spot since the club will be a non-profit organization. In years past, Armorel Lake was All! MASTKll IN TRAINING MKXICO CITV. —Air Muster, htglily-mled handicap horse of 1943, Is back In training,- lending lustre to the $2<i,0()0 .llnndk'np do i as ericas, April Jackets Given Shawnee Squad 18 Football Players Are Presented Awards At County School incre weren't many times Hint He JOINER, April 12,-Awards lo 18 failed to gel his _ team away to n ' members of the Shawnee Imlinnv llbcrs of i hc Shawnqe ImlinnSi unofficial stale six-mat! football vuch records are .unavailable, it is champs, Coach Jo ny tliaii he, George was a good and daring base runner. He'd sleal your socks along with the base, if you were not on your toes, George also was a red hot base- hall and football fan and, quite naturally,- chose the Chicks as his No. 1 gild team, tic supported them with every Inch of his five feet, six inch frame and 145 (?) pounds, Interested in the liuv profession from childhood, George traded the caslonal home run I was able !o mcnts at the lake which would In- Bet off, luckily, in spite of a low elude a boat aock and other faclli- batling average. Seems to me thai ties. The club probably will lay out I did this once when you were a small picnic Brett where oulliit'S ,- „ -, . culling the signals! tYcp, and how can be held and which will make a P rlmc fishl "B l )l;tcc . as m! " 1 5' to- well do I remember It! You caught Armorel Lake one of the most at-' cfl im 6 lcrs ™' recall. However, most a low Inside pitch right on the nose tractive recreational spots in this °' lllc flsn stook Wils call B M and could have gone mound the section i " le ' ake was llot - restocked u bases twice before Ihc tired out-1 ri, e fielder ran the iwllet down. It won the game.) s I spend a part of my time in the army defending Arkansas with eloquence and vehemence. Because of my statue, words are as far as I've gone so fnr. But they'd better lay off his ARKANSAS stuff. I'm telling em! P. S. I'll scon be in Fort Bliss, lil Paso, Texas. mtil (last year when the dam was re- - placed and lhc water level raised (!,„ i t, i ,V ,, °" c . lo a point sufficient lo care for Ihe the lake to bring the water level r ls |, ,, ol)U |uilon. Nothing Wrong With His Legs, Track Star Says UES MOINES, lowii. April fj (U.l 1 .)— The Navy doctor took n look nt Glenn Cmintngluim nntl nskcd: "Can you get nraiuut sill right!" Glenn could hardly hold back the grin that iilmost broke out us he anwerert: "Yes, sir." So Cunningham is In the Nnvv. The interesting angle to (lie story is tliat the doctor was referring to scnrs loft by burns which Glenn received when' he was a child. Since that time he not onlv bus been able to set around, but lu his hey-day on ibc tracks of the country Cunnlngliutn was one of (lie greatest distance runners the United States ever has produced. Glenn has traveled a mile on foot faster thnn any other American, living or dead, although his time Isn't official. His record mile was run ov^r Ihe large Indoor (rack at Diut- iiionlli College and Glenn had four separate quarter mllcrs pacing him. That's why the four minute, four second time doesn't count. So, despite (he Navy doctor's suspicion that Glenn's legs tniglil not be fit for military service It's pretty evident that lie can get uroiuui nil ngnt. TE ST . . 5f, ull'lcshc, only IOC. fall and supporter, were recently made. Tlie following toys received first year Jackets: James Brownlee, Hunter Wcdaman, Joe Morris Hunley, David Johnson, Earl Felts, Gene Willelt, Hoy Bullard, Jimmy Frew ami Sam Roy Rushing. Pali) (Ox) Willett, the slate's leading scorer, | will receive Ins jacket uixm return home from Arkansas Tech, Russellville, where he is attending school.! Last ; nlgtit the; high .school boy from Kansas city, Mo., gave more evidence; that he'll be'heard from us an amateur, maybe later as a professional. He took Ilia national amateur 126-pound title whith a technical knockout over. Horace Tahbone. Jones put'the Anndarko, Okla., boy away in the' first round. Jones showed power with both hands In pasting his opponent Ins; night. The Kansas city schoolboy dropped Tahbone with aicft for an eight-count cany in the first Hie Giant bosses' hopes once more, only to have them sag with the recent bad news. S&nutufi "Sufferin 1 shrapnel," Dad shouted, "somebody sabotaged Sammy's shoes I" ^ I'These are my old ones," Sammy explained. "I'm saving my new ones like you suggested." "Yes," Mother added, "but .we're going to gel the old ones fixed. I looked under Shoe Repairers in the Yellow Pages of the new telephone directory 1 and found a shop just around the corner. They're probably plenty busy, but I'll take Sammy's old shoes down early tomorrow." You, too, will find.,. mr> mwp. WHAT m tm- Pin Tourney Sets Record By NK\ Service DETROIT.—Detroit city bowling tournament slartiny April 11 breaks the record for such an event ivltli 301C teams. Also on schedule are 3540 doubles combinations' and 7152 singles, The Detroit city tournament's previous high was established in 1042 when 2898 teams 'coin- pelctl. Detroit's is the first' city tournament to have 3000 teams. The A13C tournament never had « ( JF ure ' " J lll »l'ecl from a high 0 directly to Ihe 4000 clnss. TETTER (tll!,T.3L'y C1CSS3) CHECK ITCHING-BURNING tiy '""I iK hmous libck liilo Ointment. p. ,f nnd 50i BiiM. Uso only na .drcclod. Clcanso \vilii ' 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vnlcanlilnf — Tire and Tube Kcjialrinjj Tr»ctor Tires Our Sptrl.iity. All Work Gnarantccil WADE COAL CO. Alabama Kert Ash Ccal N. Hwy. 61 rh. - CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D Al P»» O'Brrsnl'i Jeirtlrj REFRIGERATION SERVICE Kcrairs On All Slakes Uy K\pcrt Workmen. T. F. WARREN Phone 3310 FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIXES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co, Phone €91 OsceoU, Ark. school r'oonTfor the l^-flc - . T^^who received reserve jackets tor teaching here a few years. He| !:!™,™'^^*i5!:?:?H became affiliated with Reid. &! Evrard to study Iniv. Later he mov-! ed to Tulsa. Okln., and I lost track of him until the news of lib army career broke. ' UKPBNDS ARKANSAS His letter follows: Indeed, I do see 1st Lieut. Marvin R. (Soak) Sanderson anrt quite often. He Is Battalion Supply Officer of lhc 53rd Battalion of which I am a mcmucr. We have talked over old limes and old friends 'several times. He is still a mighty nice guy and my tired ol' saluting arm noes up with more ease and readiness In his case liian might be generally expected. , I don't often- gel to see the Blytheville Courier, although Mrs. John Mciraiiey did send me several copies a few weeks ago, which I enjoyed very much. I was sorry to learn that the football team -the past year was not up to the old dnys, when I wns rooting on the sidelines. 1 guess, at that, I'd rather read about defeate than sec 'em. And there will he other limes. I do iicar news from Blylhevllle occasionally tnrough Mnx Reid, the Mcllaneys and occasionally some others; and I occasionally see some people from-Blytheville. There is a boy in our Battery by the name of Ernest J. Wilson from iJlyllievillo. I've tried to learn If I knew him, but neither he nor I can Daniel, Jimmy Grcenwell, Clyde Al- lensivorth, wing Fay Jeu und Jim- Mi ie -Brooks. Winning 11 straight, after finishing on the short end of the 13-6 opener, the Indians rolled up 5711 points to their opponents' 103 !o one of the most impressive records in the state. When their open challenge for a" post -season game for the state title was unchallenged Coach Burnett laid claim to the crown.•Their record follows: Shawnee 6, Reiser 13; Shawnee 34, Crai-fords- ville 25; Shawnee 55, Marion 6; Shawnee 34, Armorel 0: Shawnee -!8, Tyronza G; Shawnee 67, Lepanto 1; Shawnee 79, Murion 0: Shawnee 85, Armorel 10; Shawnee 73, Tyronza 6; Shawnee 3<i,Crawfordsville 0; Shawnee panto 20. Prospects for the coming Pall appear lo bo pretty bright,'even in the face of the war, according i-.i Coach Burnett, who also doubles as school superintendent." Approximately n half doaen reserves are due back and a like number from Junior High. 33, Keiscr 1-J,; Shawnee 26, Le- JA total of 220,000 aircraft engines rolled from assembly lines from the beginning of the war to the end of 1913, representing 297,150,000 man-made horsepower. Used Fords and Chevrolefs We have for immediate sale 55 Lite model Fonls and G'licvrolcls —cars knovTii to exrcll in lowest operation costs. Cars from the Kas< with no sneat milcasc anil with appearance of new cars. 1941 FORD "Super Deluxe" TUDOR SEDAN. This beautiful Black car, large and roomy, has Radio, Heater, 5 excellent Tires and has been driven less than 8,000 miles. 1941 CHEVROLET "Special Deluxe" SPORT SEDAN. Has Radio and Heater, A-l Tires, 2- Tone Color, shows scarcely no wear, looks and runs like a brand new car. " ; 1941 MERCURY "5-Pass." SEDAN-COUPE. This fine Black car (in storage almost 2 years) has 5 perfect White Sidewall Tires, Radio and Heater and is excellent in every way. Our guarantee protect'! you against buying a i-ar with defective motor or mechanical defects. TRADE-INS ACCEPTED. TERMS AVAILABLE. COME IN TODAY. SEE Our OTHER FINE CARS PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Tel, 453 Walnut at Mtt WAVE OIITIIOWI.S MARINES QUAN'nco. - "Butch" Dean, a Philadelphia WAVE, holds the high game record for Quantico bowling alleys. Not a Marine has been able to top her 253 same • STATE'S CHIN'-m- nov T STATE COLLEGE, Pa - Gym- ti ast ™™ vlll ,,,^ nn6us to ni"!<l "lore than 2000 military and civilian students it Perm State with 35 chins In an iill-collceejliinning contest. Bciorc the war it required the -qmvalont of one year's labor for CO workers to build one Liberator bomber, while 1 today that mmter has been reduced to seven. , When Blj-llievilfc Was An Infant Tills Was Our Motto "ALL THAT'S GOOD IN INSURANCE" •--It Still Is! Writing Firc-fc Tornado or. your stock of merchandise, home fur" tul £, °» your fnrm property. Liability, on Auto, Contractors public, automobile Plate Glass, Trucks and' Truck Cargo, Accident & Hepllh Parcel Post, in oldest und best of' Companies. Just call phone 33C1 for binder on anything Insurable. W. M. Burns Agency Office Anthony Bids. Every typo heel Is repaired or attached here— the work is done -k * perfectly, reasonably - and, if., you wish, while yon wait. Complete Shoe Repair Service here. Wfst Main Near 2Jst St. S»t. itarls 13:45; Sun. starts 1 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 , Cooiinuuuj shows S»t. »ni Son. \'\ Wednesday & Thursday } Double Feature RINGS ON HER FINGERS with Henry Fonda i- Gene Tieniey "i MARRIED'A WITCH"! with ! ' Freilric Marcli & Veronica Lake " -"—"" "• —r-Avg?" Have a Coca-Cola = <!Que Hay, Amigo? (WHAT GIVES, PAL?) ... or making pals m Panama Down Panama way, American ideas of friendliness and good neighborlincss ate nothing new. Folks there understand and like our love of sports, our humor and our everyday customs. Have a "Coke", says the American soldier, and the natives know he is saying We arc friends.., the same friendly invitation as when you offer Coca-Cola from your own refrigerator at home. Everywhere Coca-Cola stands for the pause that refreshes,—\\&s become the high-sign of kindly.minded people the world over. Bonno UNOK AuiHOanY of THE COCA-COU COMPANY «Y / Coca Cola Bottling Company of Blytheville -, It'snnturatforpcpularnamcs to acquire friendly abbreviations. That's why you hear Coca-Cola called "Coke". NEW THEATRE 1 Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at 1 Wednesday & Thursday "BOMBER'S MOON" with (Ipor^c -Montgomery Fox News & Short Open 7:15 Show Starts 7:30 Atfm. Always 12c and 30c Wednesday & Thursday

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