The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 26, 1944
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SIX' BLMIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Feldman Loses To'Phillies, 4-3 Giants In first Loss Of Season; Contest- Goes 12 Innings By United Tress The New .'York .Giants dropped their first ganic" of the 1944 season yesterday. The Phillies beat them 4 to .3 in 12 innings. Outfielder Elvin Adams, who paced the . Plitllles, spelled doom for the'Giants. His homer In the sixth inning, with one mnn on base, tied the score. And lie went on to break lip the game in the. 12th by scoring pitcher Charley Slianz. Shanz registered tils first major league' triumph. And Harry Feldman wns tagged will! Hie defeat. The St. Louis Cardinals, co-!eiut- ers in (he National League, went down to defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds. 10 to 3. Mort Cooper, the St. Louis pilch- ing ace. was blasted from the mound In the first Inning. ' The Brooklyn Dodgers blixstcd otij eight runs in the last 'inning to beat the Boston Braves 11 to 3. Left-hander Bob Chtpman was the winning pitcher. Chicago's game at Pittsburgh was postponed. In the Amcrclan Leagiie, the Boston Red Sox outlasted (lie .Senators. In the longest game of the season—a 14-lnniiig nffntr at Washington. The Hcd Sox edged out tho Senators 5 to 4. .., , • ...'• Mike Ryba—who relieved starter Enimet O'Neill after the ninth — .was'the victor. The World-Cliamploii Yankees seemed assured of victory agninst the Phlladelhla Athteilcs until the eighth inning, 'ihen the A's gnng- ed up on pitcher Ernie Bonhain and tallied four runs, to win 8 to 4. Detroit's game at Chicago was postponed. And Cleveland and St. Louis had an \ open date. DOPE BUCKET BX J. P. FBUND C RAY SON'S •I i 11111 MAIL BAG (ii.KANLN'GS Letters have a certain stimulating niiil fascinating value to me, dc spite the fact that they have been a definite part, of my business for many years ... I like to write let tcrs . . .Better still, I enjoy getting them ... A tingle plays tag with a fellow tingle every time I receive one, especially from a boy in the service who Is kind enough to lake some time off to relny his llinnks for some small favor which the "Dope Bucket" has offered. Such a letter camo u few dnys ago from Pvl. Frank Perkins, Headquarters HJII) Headquarters Squad- on, Greensboro, North Carolina Army Air Field. Superintendent Thomas R. Ivy of he Gosnell schools tells mo (hat 3 vt. Perkins not only was n cork- ng good athlete nt Oosncll, but a "me student and definitely a credit. .0 the community . . . He was an ill-round star, especially outslaud- ng in basketball and the diamonds >l>or(s, baseball and Softball . . . Best of all, he took nil interest in the thrcu-R phase of his training, so often' neglected by growing youngsters who are bitten by the sports buff. A young brother, Gene, was a member of the 1944 Gosiicli basketball team nnd nil Important cog In the pretty fair cage machine. MAJOR I.KAC.UEIl THERE 'Hie letter follows: "Being u member of the A.A.F., nnd 1 at the present time stationed at B.T.C. No. 10, Greensboro, N. C., T have Iwcome very interested in your article 'The Doi>c Bucket' which appears in tho Blythcville Courier News. I've never lived In Blythcville but have always lived hi the vicinity somewhere close. At the present my home happens to I)C nt Gosnell where in High School I was on the basketball and Softball teams and had the pleasure of incetlnu several of Ihe toys whom you have mentioned In your recent urllclc. 1 }. Therefore, I enjoy reading about them because f have found them to Iw excellent sportsmen In every game. "Speaking of sports, that Is what most of the boys want next to letters from liumc, and I llilnk almost every camp does provide plenty of sports. The baseball team here looks to lx> very good In Spring training, although only tfmc will tell. The team Is made up of several toys who hnvc had big league experience. Sergt. Tnft Wright, ex-CJiU-ago Wliltc Sox player, is the coacli as well us n regular player. LOCATES LOCAL BOYS "Just received word Hint several of the boys from around ISIytlie- villc are stationed at different camps here In North Carolina. Phillip McKay is over at Fort Bragg, which is only n short distance from here. I've seen in tlip paper where a Bly- ihevlllc boy was stationed here at this camp, bill I Imven't been able .0 locate him yet. (Possibly we cim Ire of hel]) with an address or two.) "As the toys of the A.A.F, do not ask fnvors, may I suggest that you <ecp up the good work llmt you Imve been doing in getting your col- limn In the paper us I am sure Hint all the toys enjoy It as much as l do. Clhnnks, pal!) * Sincerely, Pvt. Frank Perkins Hc|. &. Hcj. Sndn. JJTC No. 10." If you know of, or have addresses of l»ys lu the same ' camp with Frank, why not send them either to him or to this department. I'm sure hi; will be deeply grateful. SCOREBOARD ByJIAUIlY GKAYSON N'EA Sports Kilitor NEW YORK.-It is understood that Don Meadc will apply for n license to ride on New York tracks and sue for a joint hearing a In Robeit Mcrritt'unless he gets It. •It is reported that nil the stewards have on MeAde since his Florida banishment, lor betting on liors- es other, than his own in rnecs iii ' which he rode, is the rough-riding Incident in which he shouted to Herb Lindbcrg, with whom he was coupled ns im entry, to tnke im- othcr horse wide. Inasmuch ns the serious Florida oltensc TmnBy wns forgiven, the comparatively trivial more: recent one hardly justifies n life sentence.. It is said that, when Ertdiu Arcaro was restored to good standing the stewards kept Mcade on the ground because they felt It wns necessary to make someone appear ns a dastardly scoundrel in order for them to retain their royal prestige. You hcnr Mcade : also will have the financial bucking of Grant Thorn, the niutti-millionnlre tar • manufacturer nnd horse owner who saw the Dobuy Merritk case through to a successful conclusion. Thorn obviously Is 'taking delight in mix- ins a few 1 .feathers with his tar. o • . '» . States are now senior partners In racetracks, and it Governor Dewey wants to protect an industry which Will net New York $25,000,000 this year ,hc should have the open air gambling cnsinos policed by State Police. Too ninny bookmakers operate almost openly al Jamaica and the other New York tracks, and as this action deprives the State of its legal share of n vast amount of wagering, the State should not leavc.thc policing In the hands'of « private agency which tennis with the private Gestapo of Marshall Cnssldy, the steward representing tlie austere The Jockey Club. There is entirely too much temptation when private detectives being pnld $140 n month nre policing bookmakers making $140 a minute. • » • It's about time the doddering The Jockey Club obtained n racing official to represent, it who did not have to resort to the agent provocateur. One of the bnsc characters whose nnme.wns on the New Orleans hotel register witli which the stewards attempted to smear Jockey Merrill, was n private detective. You hear the reason Snoop Cassidy bore down on young Mcrritt was • that the jockey woiild npl snitch on his employer for the Peep Show races, Joe Bauer, who went quietly ns the stewards wanted Mcr- ritt to go. The clay of stewards scaring owners, trainers and jockeys with the boogie man of unseen powers Is gone. The shush shush, conic back Tommy Hitchcock, Polo Ace, Died Returning To What He Called Greatest Sport In World Lieut. Forand Flics 13 Missions Against Rabaul Graduated fror.-. the Blythcville Army Air Field in/the second class of nvlaUon cndcis, in February, 1942, First Ueut. Alfred P.. Forand, recently promoted from second leutcnant, has completed 13 inls- sfons agninst Rtibnul, once powerful Japanese base. He Is a medium bomber pilot with the 13th AAF Base In the South Pacific. Scabccs '1)1);' for Red Cross CAMP PARKS, Cal. (IIP)—Thou- sands of Scabees, construction battalion veterans of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, the New Hebrides and the Aleutians, buck homo .for n brief rest, have duu deep into their Navy jeans and come up with $1,098.40 for the American Red'Cross. Ily 1UIIICY GltAVSOti NKA Sports Editor NEW YORK— U. Col. Thomas Hitchcock's death in a plane crash In England further Illustrates that war knows no class distinction. Everybody's In It, whether It be the linmnculnte, pampered blue blood of Park Avenue or the grimed Inhabllunl of (he alley on the wrong side of the tracks, A man like Tommy Hitchcock, darling of the Meadow Brook smart set, and Commando Kelly of the Pittsburgh (memento tire on efjual footing In Uncle Barn's uniform. Hitchcock died as he would have had It-^mnck dab In the thick ; of things. He wns too young to fly in World War I, too old in World War II, nnd the fact that lie did so on both occasions stresses his blazing courage and Indomitable determination. "They're not going to keep me on the around,",remarked (lie 44- year-old •Hitchcock, when he obtained R commission in the Army Air Forces soon after Pearl Harbor. He finally was approved for combat flying, was commander of a P-51 Mustang fighter group in the Ninth Air Supjiort Command. DUCKS CAN'T SHOOT BACK Hitchcock generally was conceded to have been the best polo player of Ml time, yet he was killed returning to what lie called the greatest s]H>rt in the world. "Polo Is exciting, but you cnn'l compare It to flying In wartime," h. said at Hie outbreak of World War II. "People consider duck-hunting sport because they get the thrill of .shooting soinething down. It's not real sport unless the duck can shont Duck nt you. Tliiifs what flying Is In n war. "it was exciting because I was young, bill I wouldn't enjoy flying and fighting now," he added. "It would be a painful duty." It was the thrill of the hunt, however, as much as his flaming patriotism thai brought the over- aecd Tommy Hitchcock, who did not have to go back to (lie wars. At 4-1 he had ns much enthusiasm for fighting for his country as lie had at 17. i-:sc<\r!<:i> AS WAR I'msoNcn. At 17 in 1917, too young 'to fly for America, he soared into war- torn air in a liny Suad, fighting for Prance In tile Lafayette Escadrille. Shot down behind German lines with a wound in his leg after downing several planes in March,' 1318, he escaped from a moving prison train, tramped more than 100 miles through marshes and whatnot for eight consecutive nights to reach Switzerland. ! Thus Tommy Hichcock early .showed the stuff that was to make him the Babe Ruth of polo, iln his 'ICJtb year, he wns still at the top, rated at 10 goals along the young- In a little while and everything will be all rlgh(, policy has been dissipated. Private policing and Gcstapoing should go with It. RHEUMATIC PAW Kn( nsl Still your Diy—Bit alt.r It »••' Don't put off getting C-2223 to relieve pnin of muscular rheumatism' other rheumatic pains. Caution 1 : Use only ns directed. First bottlo' purchase price back if not satisfied COo nud $1.00. Today, buy C-222& PIMPLES HH1EVE ITCHIUG-PROMOTE HEHLINC BUM Mronraa—burning with nnti.wptio Hlack nnd Whilo Ointment. Use only oa directed. In 1CM, Kt nnd MM BK& CIcanFcjithBlnckandWhitaSkmSoap. BLACK «D WHITE ROWEN ELECTR8C CO. Has moved from 216 E. Main to 120 North 1st St. ALL KINDS OF MOTOR REPAIRS ARMATURE WINDING Have a Coca-Cola =You're invited to our house .,. or how to make sailors feel at home Homes, these days, are often playing host to our Bghtiag men and their friendly allies. There's one sure greeting that will put them all at case. It's Have a "Coke". To an old friend, Coca-Cola from your own refrigerator says Welcome back. To a newcomer, it says Stnmger, you belong. At home, in camp, and overseas, Coca-Cola jttnds for ibc p attse that r*/r««A«,- U as become the symbol of American friendliness (he world over. sormo KNOER WIHORIU OF IHE coa.cou COMPMU IY BLYTHEVILLE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY It'snatutalforpopulatnamcj to acquire friendly abbreviations. That's why you hear Coca-Cola called "Coke"; .. Cecil Smith of Texn.s and the considerably younger Stewart Iglc- lart of New York. After you've reached the 10-goal aliug in polo, you can't go any iljlicr. But in 18-iO at 40, Hitchcock :iadu't yet started to slip and, judg- ne by die polo he playecl in June. 1039, in helping to down n British earn for the International Cup for the fifth time, he wasn't going to -'"it on his way down for several 0 3 AMERICAN' LEAGUE W. L. Pet. St. Lou.1.5 60 1.000 Philadelphia ....3 1 .150 Boston . ....:.. 3 2 .GOO New York 2 3 .400 Detroit ..2 4 .333, Cleveland 1 3 .250, Washington . .......... 1 3 .250 Washington .'.. 1 3 .250 Chicago 1 3 .250 .Yesterday's Results AMKKICAN , LEAGUE Philadelphia 8, New Yorfc 4. Boston 5, Washington 4 (14 innings). Detroit, nt Chicago, (postponed.) (Only games scheduled.) There never was a jiolo player like Tommy Hitchcock. years. Tommy Hitchcock felt the same way about flying in combat.' Tvi. Gets 57-Fl. Letter CAMP BLANDZNG, Pla. (UP) — Pvt. Andrew J. War ncr of: the Center Transportation company, Infantry training center here, received a letter 57 feet long. It was written by 38 Wends from 1 'an'Bust St. Louis, III., bus-company. TOfA JONES |p^REBMI?INp ' S MiU luoszA OH, . . . v-ut tiat a+i ' Tom Jones, radio repairman, may be custodian of $20,000 worth of communication equipment in a Flying Fortress these days. But when, the war is won, he'll be' back to keep your new hightpowered electronic gadgets humming. Meanwhile, if your radio goes on the bljnk, look under Radio Service in the Yellow Pages o f the telephone book to find a deal er who will pinch-hit for Tom. More than ever the Yellow Pages are a handy wartime buyers' guide to who has it ... or who can fix it. HUP yoif FIND WHAT yOOJHNtf- If WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, as ;eball Standings New York . St. Louis . Cincinnati . Philadelphia Brooklyn . Chicago . . Boston . ... Pittsburgh NATIONAL I.EAGDK W. L. Pet. 5 1 5 1 IJvc oaks i\rc so mined because the leaves persist throughout the ivlnler. • 4 1 4 3 3 3 1 5 1 G .833 .833 .800 .511 .500 .150 .1431 .000 NATIONAL LKAGUE Brooklyn 11, Boston 3. Philadelphia 4, New York 3 (12 Innings). Cincinnati 10, St. Louis 3. Chicago at PltLsburgh. postponed. Today's Games NATIONAL LKAGUE Brooklyn at Boston. Chicago al Pittsburgh. St. Louis at Cincinnati. (Only games scheduled.) AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at Chicago. Cleveland at St. Louis Philadelphia at New York. Boston at Washington. 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