The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1948 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 3, 1948
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PAG1 TEN Misscb's 'Planted' Pheasants Faring Fairly We//, Wildlife QHicialSays;HuntersKill Three ' B. 7. Brotdoo of Blytherttle, MoraUry of tti. Mississippi County ITUiUiic AancUUcn pUted j««l«d»y that so rtr (h« 2iS pheasant* im- ftttted Me *• oouatjr b» ipartwxtMi tar* tend filrly well durlnj tha •nt mofrit'te thrtr n«r !»««•. Omcn.irf UM bird* haw been* - wttebin« them ckntly, be said, and BLYTHEVILLH (ARK.) COURIER XEWB Old Soldiers Never Die pleutd with the way that MM bird* took to the strange terrain. •ereral of th« owner* hav« le- ptttod weinc the cock birds on Y»- liou* oeeufon*, Mr. Brogdon stated, bill Ux hern ttajr pretty well hidden. "One owner reported that tfa* Unfc eat right along with his •blctons." he Mid. fMMiltlM among the birds 30 far bar* been light, Mr. Brogdon said. Three bird* were reported killed by hunters In the flood way area and approximately eight have died. , Owner* of the pheasants have teiMd an appeal to hunters not to ' kill 'the birds, he (aid, »nd if the miinp continue, the owners will be forced to prosecute. Pheasants, Hke all oth»f game girds, are pro* toctcd.bjr law. Chum for tattM* Weighed Meanwhile state wildlife directors believ* Mississippi County sports men may be succ*ssful In making the pheasant an Arkansas game Wrd, but they are pessimistic for ft* chancel In some other parts of the <tat«. - Kiecutlre Director T. A. McAmls of the Crams and Fish Commission painted out that the exotic pheasant, a natiw of Asia, takes to the terrain of Northern states but does not fat. so well below the Mason- XMxon line. "We and other Southern states ha« experimented with the pheasant fu'.fc game bird, but none of these experimente'has been successful," Me Amis said. But he speculated that the 235 xn*2e and female pheasants planted in Mississippi County might have a chance ii their development and production were carefully managed and controlled. The bird* were purchase*! by the Mississippi County wildlife Association on the supposition that thera an sufficient quantities of suitable food In the area for the survival J? the birds. The principal states for pheasant production are North and South Dakota, where much of the terrain li flat or tolling plain* and where grains and cereals ate principal orops. Arkansas sportsmen point ts a statable amount of corn and an expanding soybean crop In Northeast Arkansas. Like the pheasant, tnc soybean was imported from . , , , , . Mr. America To Wrestle in Legion Arena Paul Stanlce, former holcier of the "Mr. America" title who has now taken up professional wrestling, will make a return appearance In Blythevillc Monday night when he teams with chnrlle Keene In the ag match feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling program. JStanlee, who stands six-feet tall and weighs slightly over 200 pounds, boasts one of the best physiques among athletes who follow bone wilting business. He measures 52 Inches around Hie chest, wears a size 17 and a half collar, find has a 32-Inch waist-line. He made his nitial appearance here last month in a tag match with Bill Canny and^Dale Wayne. Opposing stanlee and Keene will be Billy Brooks and Kala Pasha, the two meanles who last week were disqualified by the local inspector for the Arkansas Athletic Union. In the two one-fall premillnary matches slated to precede the tag match feature, Stanlee will tangle with Pasha, end Brooks will tackle Keene. Johnny Wyroslek, right, outfielder acquired from (ho Phillies, dials with new teammates, pitcher Kwcll Blackwcll, left, and infielder Ben Zientara at Cincinnati Rods' training camp in Tampa, The trio served witli the Third Army in World War IL Giants Will Have Same Old Power But Still Lack Sufficient Pitching BATURDAT, APRIL 8, 194S. But the commission spent $100,MO to learn its lesson about pheasant several years ago. They were planted In 'woods and fields throughout the state, but technicians later found little evidence of survival and no evidence of reproduction. Many Grown on ''Firms" The itat* found, on the other band, that the birds kept In pens at the Bentonville hatchery fared fairly well. Tins finding Is supported by th. success of a number of •oouneroial pheasant growers in arfcamii The principal producers are Kbert L, Fausett, who is moving his pheasant farm from near Ferdale in the Little Rock area >0 a S»-acre plot south of Con way, and the Eursala, Game Farm at Magnolia. But these producers are turning out a palatable item for the menus of exclusive eating places rather Ulan a sporting bird. While the pheasant and the quail •r. subject to the same predators, the quail can adapt itself more readily to Arkansas because of Us method of takeoff. The quail can get airborne qulck- ;ir and move through the air at a good pace. Not so the pheasant. IJke, a big, lumbering cargo plane, he .needs plenty of runway before he can get enough airspeed for a takeoff. And once on the wing, he's slower than his fellow game bird. furthermore, his gaudy coloring •lands out like a loot suit among Arkansas foliage. The odds are •gainst him. These conditions contributed to the extinction of the ruffed grouse (which looks not unlike H pheasant) and the prairie chicken. Both were natives of Arkansas. As far u the state is concerned. it Is devoting most of its attention to rebuilding the quail and turkey populations. "The Bobwhite quail is still our number one game bird, and he needs Manila Baseball Team to Play Opener Tuesday Manila High School's basebal nine will wind up its first week o training todny and then will ge ready for the opening the season Tuesday afternoon. The Lions fire slated for a contest with the Mouctte High School Buffaloes on the Manila Legion Field Tuesday afternoon which will officially open their 1948 season. Coach Charles Jolllff said that he had several other games lined up for the sason. Thirty-five players, including six regulars from last year's Mississippi County championship squad, reported to Jolifl's camp last Monday to begin workouts. Among the six last-year regulars reporting was J. T. Harris, the fireballer who won all of Manila's eight games last year. The others were Joe Threlkeld, outfielder, Bob Galloway, catcher, Marm Harris and Fred Wagner, in- flelders. Qoach Joliff stated that his pitching staff looks considerably better than it did last year but the team's weakness will be centered arovmd first base and the outfield. Jimmy Smith, the Lions' hard-hitting first, sacker ot last year, has been lost to the squad, he said, and several newcomers are in open position. a scramble for the more help at this time,'' •aid. McAmis Three-'Year-Olds to Run In Jamaica Feature Today NEW YORK, April 3. (UP)—Nine crack three-year-olds, eight of them Kentucky Derby nominees, were slated to match strides today in the first section of the $20,000 experimental free handicap, pre-derby test at Jamaica. This is the race that started Assault on his way to triple crowr glory In 1946 and it gives this year's crop ol hopefuls its first real chance to prove its worth. Highest rated among the starters are William I.. Brann's Escadra and Ben F. Whitakcr's My Request. They were expected to be rated almost co-favorites for the six-furlong sprint by a crowd of about 35,000. My Request was listed as the 8 to 5 choice in the overnight line with Escadru at 5 to 2. By Leo H. Fetenen H (United Frew Spirts Kdltor) ! NEW YOKK, April 3. (UP)—Give, the New York Giants a sure-fire 20-game winner for their pitching staff and they would become general favorites to capture .the National League pennant. But without such an ace, and their chances of getting one are mighty slim, they will be lucky to finish as high as they did last year when they surprised everyone by advancing from eighth place to fourth. They are the most murderous hitting club in the history of baseball. Last season they broke the all-time major league home run record with a total ol 221 off the ilnstlng bats of Johnny Mize, Wllard Marshall, Walker Cooper, Bob>y Thomson and Co. It Is possible, though not likely, hat they will continue this spec- 'flculsr long distance hitting again his season. But even If they don't approach the record, there is power :o burn on the club and it also shapes up better than the average defensively. But on that pitching staff. Right now Manager Mel Ott has only one solid man, Larry Jansen, who picked up 21 victories against : defeats and came close to winning rookie of the year honors In 1947. And Jansen faces that dangerous sophomore jinx. Koslo Ailing Lefty Dave Koslo, the Number Two winner with a 15-10 record, had an elbow operation and hasn't even tried to do any "bear down" pitching yet. Then there is Clint Hartung, the "wonder boy" who Jailed as an outfielder and who got by as a fair pitcher because of a fast ball. But he has no curve nnd Ott has to use him mainly at night. Moiitia Kennedy, who was highly Inconsistent Inst year, ts the fourth "big man" and not much to depend upon as his 9-12 record reflects. Among the hurlers who "might" come through are Ray Poat, a Cleveland castofl who picked up four victories late last season, Joe Bcggs. another sore arm victim who had an operation, and an assortment of rookies up from the Jersey City and Minneapolis farm clubs. These in- 3 States Launch Enterprise Plan Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi Inaugurate Development- Program GREENVILLE, Miss., April 3. (UP)—Three governors and a governor-to-be today were giving complete support to a free enterprise "Marshall Finn" for Arkansas; Louisiana and Mississippi. The governors—Ben Laney of Ar- ] kansns, Fielding Wright of Mississippi and James H. Dnvis of Louisiana—have agreeU that business earnings of the three states are far above the nation's average, but that their natural and human resources need development to the fullest extent. Laney and Wright spoke at ceremonies inaugurating the Mid-South Development Program In Greenville yesterdas 1 . Davis, who was 111, could not attend and was represented by Fred LeBlanc, Louisiana's attorney general. 'Judge Leander Perez, district attorney of Plaqucminps and St. Bernard Parishes, appeared at the inauguration in behalf of Gov.- Deslgnate Earl Long of Louisiana. Laney said Arkansas had put the program into effect three years ago after placing a cooperative plan into operation. Cites Better Conditions "Today," he said, "after three years of cooperation between government and business, the people of Arkansas are in better condition. Italian Election Violence Mounts Communist M««ting Attacked by Bomb And Pistol Firt By J. Edward Murray United Press Staff t'orretpondrnt ROME, April 3. (UP)—Violence and high feeling in the Italian election campaign was on the increase today as the country went into the last two-week stretch before the balloting April 18. The machlnegun slaying of a Sicilian labor leader yesterday was followed last night by a bomb and pistol attack on a Communist meeting in the Naples area in which seven Communists were injured. Eugtnio Reale, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and one of Italy's two delegates when the Comlnform was organized In Warsaw last September, was addressing a rally at Somma on the Vesuvlan slopes East of Naples when the meeting was attacked. Police said a number of unknown persons threw one bomb and opened pistol fire on trucks used by Communist .supporters to attend tlia meeting. The attack was short, police snid. and the assailants fled before the crowd could react. The injured were rushed to hospitals in Naples. Meetings Broken Up Several other anti-Communist meetings broke up last night when listeners booed the speakers. Giorgio Almirante, a representative of the Fascist Italian social movement, booed off the platform at Arezzo, in a leftist-controlled nrea around Florence. Paolo Cappa, Italian minister of the merchant marine, was heavily bocod at Venice but finished his speech as did another Christian Democrat speaker at Forli, South of Bologna. A Monarchist in Florence, however, \va-s so .strongly jeered he cut his address short. A new political note was struck by Communist Giovanni Hoveda, labor loader in Genoa in the Communist North. He charged Italian shipyards hud been ordered to include nincliliicBun platforms In all new merchant ships. •, I Roveda demanded that the gov- | eminent explain this action and said that ship builders in Genoa \vouUl refuse to work on the new vessels until the order was lifted. and the finances of nnsas are in better condition than they ever have been before in the history of our state." Davis' message, read by LeBlanc, said Louisiana's people hnd learned that prosperity "cannot, be bulk by standing still." He said a state hnd to discover its own resources, natural and huninn, anri then "sell" them to other states or sections . e n- . . -elude Hub Andrews, Sheldon Jones I , ch cn " antl wi " develop them. Bill Ayers, and Earl McGowan. I „ Wri Bht, Introduced as "that ster- "" ""' ' Memphis Chicks Return Home for Exhibition Series MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 3 (UP) — A routine drill was scheduled to- dny for the Memphis Chicks after their first practice session of the year on their home grounds at Russwood Park here yesterday. Manager Jack Onslow sent most Jones with a 13-3 record Is the most likely to make the grade. Two other castofls, Thornton Lee, ex-White Sox lefty, and Verne Olsen, former Cub southpaw, are being given Honey Merki to Defend Title in Swim Meet DAYTONA BEACH Fla., Apr 4. (UP)--Nancy Merki, pert miss from Portland. Ore., who has already sucessfnlly defended one championship, was heavily favored today to win the 220-yard breastroke on the second day of the Women's National A. A. H. swiming championships. Miss Merki Is the record-holder lor today's event. Yesterday, competing in the 300-yacd indivdual medley for whfcn she also holds the record, she retained her title for the third straight year Her time of four minutes, four seconds, was far behind her record of 3:53.4, however. Other events on tap today are the 100-yard backstroke, the 440- yard free style, and the 400-yard free style relay. Jury Awards $37,500inSuit For Damages CABUTHZRSVlliLE, Mb., April 3 —Damages In the amount of $37,600 were awarded in Pemlscot County Circuit Court her* late Thursday, In what Is the largest Judgment ever rendered In this court, and perhaps the largest ever rendered In a damage suit of this kind in Southeast Missouri, The verdict was returned by the jury after slightly more thin an hour of deliberation, and alter being on the case two days. O. C. Lyles, Poplar Bluff dry cleaning plant operator, was the plaintiff and had sued for $75,000 for damages received in a wreck in March, 1947, near Neelyville, Mo., 1« miles south of Poplar Bluff. The case was brought from Butler County court to this county on change of venue In January, 1948. Defendant was the Associated Transport Co., Inc., of St. Louis. Previously, a Butler County jurv had awarded Mr. Lyles 1 80-year-old mother, a passenger in his car at the time of the accident, damages in the sum of $5,000. A suit In behalf of Mrs Lyles is still pending in BuUcr County. According to testimony, the transport company was moving two trucks In tandem fashion from St. Louis to an Arkansas bus body building : plant for installation uf bus bodies on the truck chassis. Mr. Lyles was following the trucks, and as he started around them, testimony showed the driver of the lead truck, which was pulling the other with the front wheels upon the rear of the lead truck, startec to cut to the left across the highway liito a filling station without giving any warning signal. The Lyles car was demolished and Mr. Lyles suffered two breaKS in his right leg, one of the break; being a splintering fracture fron below the knee to his ankle. He also suffered a fractured left knee cap and oilier injuries. His wile am mother also suffered serious inju- lies. The plaintiff was represented by, Atty. Ted Hensori of Poplar Bluff; an uncle, Charles Lyles of Dexter; and the Ward and Reeves law firm of this city. The defendants were represented by Wm. Dcering of St. Louis. Bob Hyde of Poplar Bluif, and Fred Henley of Curuthersville. Damages were also awarded in the sum of (1,105 to the insurance company which had paid Mr. Lyle that amount for the loss of his car. BERLIN (Continued from Pa«a 1) other military personnel. The two colonels approached Hil:on, explained they were administrative personnel for the rail control center and said they wanted U> go to their offices- Off Limits to Ktuchtni "It U off limits to all Russians," Hilton said. One of the Russians, apparently not fully understanding Hilton, muttered something about Al- 'led Control Council agreements. Hilton suggested he return to the Soviet zone and have his command- r contact Gen, Lucius D. Clay, the American commander in Berlin. The Russians stared at Hilton for moment, then returned to their bus and drove off. Neither the Russians nor the Americans showed signs of excitement. A few moments later two high- ranking Russian officers nrrived. They stepped briskly from their automobile and marched to the front door. Three American military police stood rigidly at attention, blocking the door. The Russians glared at the MP's, about-faced and returned to their car. When Casstdy established the blockade at midnight he said that Russians might leave the building but none could enter. Germans employed by the Russians were peimit- ted to enter or leave the building at will. The Rclchbahn hendquarters Is the key control office for virtually all rail traffic in the Soviet Zone and also Is headquarters for special railway police for the Soviet Zone and the City of Berlin. Although It Is In the American •ector, the Russian* were given right to operate the building »•] the Western allies entered Bei A similar agreement covers radi« Berlin, which is In the British s. tor but Is operated by the Russia a^^^^s RIT THEATRE Manila, Ark: Mobile Loses Night Tilt To Indianapolis Indians MOBILE, Ala., April 3. (UP) — The Mobile Bears hoped for wnnn- er weather today after dropping a chilly contest to Indianapolis of the American Association here last night, 2 to 1. The weather for last night's exhibition game was more suitable for football than baseball. . The Bears opened the scoring in the third inning, but the Indianapolis club tieci it up in the seven-, th and pushed aerons in the ninth. New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows EVERV NKJH'l Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.ra Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Tonight 'Road to the Big House* with John Shellon and Ann Doran Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday Tuesday STEWART Jane \VYMAN5S Tonight "Colorado Sunset" with Gene Autry and Smllev Burnette Also Short Subjects Saturday Owl Show "Wreck of the Hesperus" with Willard Parker anil Patricia White Selected Shorts •Sunday and Monday Warner Bros. Hit Picture! ''Treasure of Sierra Mad re' with Humphrey Bogurfc News and Short Play Opens in American Legion Cage Tournament JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., April 3. I (UP)—Twelve scrappy quintets bat- ' tied for survival today as the quar- I ter-finais "of the American Legion j | national basketball tournament got underway. Pennsylvania'.'; B?aver Falls team wasn't, given a chance to show but last night it bounced a favored thorough trinl in hope they make Brcater r «ponslbility." ling advocate and clmmpion of states' rights," said Mississippi's , , government had worked closely with ' South Carolina, o7 to 38, to stay li industry but that the state must " " continue to "press forward even to make a comeback. Then of course there is Ken Trinkle. As Number One relief man he Is the busiest pitcher on the staff. He worked In 62 games last year and had »n 8-4 record. Ott prays every day that he will remain sound and durable. Read Courier Newi Want Ads. of his pitchers through batting practice yesterday and planned similar activities for today In preparation for a Sunday exhibition game with Little Rock at Greenville, 3 Purpose Machine for Dirt Moving, LAND LEVELING ...and Seed Bed Preparation HERE'S A LAkOK-SAVING, MpNET-MAKING MACHINE. Witk ** Ev.r.m.. yo. jet land m Ub4« tor cmditUMi qotckly ind Evrra.»i>.!err!«<l «el<l> ir- Perci assured the group, which also consisted of hundreds of educational and Industrial leaders of the three slates, that Earl Long would "cooperate closely in everything you do for the betterment of our section." Long's message said he would give both industry and labor "a fair deal in Louisiana." Gus Lesnevich to Meet Campione in Exhibition CHICAGO, April 3. (TJi>) — Light Heavyweight Champion Gus Le.s- nevich today was matched with Lee Campione. Chicago, for a four- round exhibition battle at Michigan City, Ind. Tuesday night. the running. It rolled up a 24 to 14 half time lead and then poured it on in th=2 second half. Dick Peete was top } scorer for the winners with points. _ , orki fitter* •ffkimtlr. TW Ev.c.min \ti. l«»d. AUTOMAT 1C ALLY — t» ulu > CM, »t,«« wlixli > • \fm pUu blidc n,m M dirt—br*«ki clodi; ftrrm kwrfac*, forming • i • !«•(. S«m« nucHin* n futm <Rrt RVOYV •« tli« m»rk« i»d»y for w .-« requic.d. Excellent for rebuilding nelai. After dirt it moved it can b« Sradtd down ln d AUTOMATICALLY LEVELED witk tin »™ .». ekme. Htre'i • J.» ,, m>c Mr,, »»,) for dirt moving, leveling, for miin- tuning contours, toil lontervitiox work ind pttpurinc. ,ted txdl vtjr After j>c*r. FVFRSMAN A " TG "A"I IflND LEVEIER I. VK.ll JlTjffll and JURI-Mfll/FO. */* SOUTH2£> ST PHONE863 Onslow said he planned to start Lesncvich is billed for another ex- pitcher Ray Poole against the Tra- hibition bout April 21 on the Ray velers tomorrow and finish up with I RobinsDii-Georgie Abrams card In Billy Biggs and Bob Schviltz. Chicago. VA Closes Its Office In Caruthersyille CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., April 3.—The Veterans Administration office here has l>ecn closed, in line with a national retrenchment policy. The Pemlscot County office will be served by Russell J. Curtis, in charge of the office at Kennett, who will come to this city two days a week—Tuesday and Thursday, at the Armory from nine each morning until four each afternoon, J. R. Smith, Veterans Training Specialist, with headquarters In Ca- ruthersvillc, will serve three counties in this capacity, Pemiscot, New Madrid and Dmiklin. WRESTLING! Tag Match - April 5th Kala Pasha and Billy Brooks versus Paul Stanlee and Charlie Keene Also 2 1-Fall 30-Minute Matches Paul Stonlee Kala Pasha Billy Brooks Charlie Keene J.owest Admission I'rice Anywhere Adults 45c Children 15c Box Seals ISc.KxIra Tax Included Reserve Seats on Sale From 6. P. M, Every Monday At Legion Arena PAUL STANLEE "Mr. America" REMOVAL NOTICE We are moving our office to the Anthony build- ing, located at 115 North Second street. FIRST NATIONAL INSURANCE AGENCY Charles Bittner Phone 2^ Wilson 2311 THEATRELUXORA "PRIDE OF THE COMMUNITY' Dial 4261 Opens «t 1:30 p.m.; Starts TONIGHT "GUNMEN'S CODE" with Kirby Grant and Fuzzy Knight I Serial: "The Royal Mounted Ririn Again"; Also Shorts Saturday Midnite Show Starts at 10:J5 "HOUSE of DRACULA' with Lon Chancy and Martha O'Driscoll Sunday and Monday "THE OUTLAW" with Jane Russell, Jack Buetd, and Thomas Mitchell Also Shorts Admission Adults only 30c Children only 15« BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY j| Alt WHITE THEATRE ]• Show SUrls Weekdays 6:45 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m.; Sunday 2 l> !".;• Here's what we do ... * CM M SfStM IXTKA Still & Young Motor Co, Phones 3479-4333-4334 1st & Walnut BETTER SERVICE IS OUR WAY Of MAKING Saturday "APACHE ROSE" with Koy Rogers anil Dnle Evans erinl "King: of the Forest Hunger-^. Also Cartoon aturday Owl Show at 11:00 p.m. Serial; "Crimson Ghost" Also Curtoon Sunday mud Monday' A Li<«im«>f On» N^Kl o( lOVt t Nightf H Paradise MERIT; OBF.RON TURHAN MY iu conn; • UHQIII AUo News ani Car*««i»

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