The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 13, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 13, 1944
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i'AGE SIX . Parnell Blanks Ferry Command Fans 10 Memphians Who Fail To Score Against BAAF Nine Paced by the eight hit pitching Of Lefty Mel Parnell, the BAAF baseball team defeated the highly- touted Fourth Perry Command of Memphis/ 4-0 In 1 game plnyecl here yesterday afternoon. parnell was mnslcr of tlio contest from the first inning on, • striking out 10 men, Including such heavy sluggers as Jimmy Brown, former St. Louis Cardinal inrielder and manager of the visiting lenm, jjohnny Beasley, nlso ex-Cardinal, and Hal Smytlie, one of (lie most capable hitlers In Mid-South Bervi?? C?.!!ip baspluiu. The young Ulythevillc southpaw first showed his wares to the Teunesseans in the first of the second Inning when he struck out Brown, Smytlie nnd McElroy ia a row. He ndded Insult to Injury in the first of the sixth when, with three men on base <wd only one man down, he struck out Smythc and McElroy again to retire the llcinphinns without a tally. It was ' also n banner day for the Blythcylllo hitters. They exulted over the offerings of three Ferry Command pitchers, blasting out 10 hits and four runs off Gramachle. formerly with St. Paul; Frentzth, an ex-scmi-pro, nnd Johnny Bcasley, who pitched his way to two victories for the Cardinals in the 10.42 World Series. The Bl.vthcville team will continue Its quest for more victories In a home gome with Hit Newport Army Air Field nine nt 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Tech. Sei'Bt. Ralph Nixon, n. right-hrmder. will .pitch for the locals. Belkas and Roy J^e/lf oleef W/'sfcor ontf Szofco Here Monday BLYTJIUVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS DOPE BUCKET Sergt. Chris Bolkas, wrestling Instructor at the Blythevllle Army Air Field nnd former weight titling champion, returns to the American Legion arena Monday night as one of the principals m another nll- slar, super tag match. Promoter Mike Meroney announces that he not only Is bringing back Hie popular favorite, but Is matching lilm wilh Roy Welch, perhaps the No. 1 choice of the local wrestling clientele, against Oils Wister nnd a comparative newcomer, Joe S/abo. These four giants will tattle over .he usual hour and a half lime llm- t, two best falls in three deciding the winner—the equivalent df six 'alls. Wlsbar Face.? Bflka.s In addition, two single-fall, Individual matches nre on (he inam- notli program. Wlsbar tests the nettle of Sergt, Belkas In one match, vlth Ihc bigger boys, Welch and Sznlxi, tangling In the other. Toss' of the coin will decide the order of appearance, as well as Ihc first Jailing to pel the tug match under vay. This card should have several appeal angles—all spelled with what amounts to action in wholesale lots. There Is potential skill in abundance, speed, slxc, power, punch, and n generous mixture of color. The meeting between Belkas and Wister may steal the spotlight. Their match has a "natural" car- mark ami should prove a honey of a battle. Both nre nbout the same sl/.e, weighing In the neighborhood of 190 pounds, give nnd take a pound or two. Both arc strong, with unusually powerful hands. They arc fust, clever, agile as panthers, nnd know nil the questions and most of the answers In this scientific game. Kxpcct Keen Duel Some fans have gone so far as to predict that the match will rival the Wisbar-Tiger Lo;i(; classic of several weeks ago. They tolled 25 minutes before the Tiger caught Gus In a mlstnke and gave htm the "works" via flying tackles and the customary lx)cly pin. The cuslom- J. P. FRIEND FICKLE GIRL Dame Fortune has been a mighty fickle girj as traffic director in thls ; currant world conflict. . . 'She has ignored some completely. . . Others she has been just mildly sociable. . . On the other hand, she has turned the full rays of her smile oh still others. . . For Instance, S-Sergt. Horace Walters .has been ,in the service 34 months 22 in New <?uinea urea, without meeting a .person from home. . . Sergt. Dick , Hancy went almost two years before bumping into n -native son. . . Then the. roof caved in. . . As soon as the Ice was broken he met them right and left in the middle of Italy. . . Sergt. Hugh Harbert and Corp. Elwood IJecn crossed paths under most unusual circumstances — nt a sports carnival in the Middle East on New Years Day with Hugh starring in football. . . S-Sgt. Bill Crowe saw Sergt. Charles (Peck) Hfirdin playing football in Australia. . . Sonny Lloyd and Billy Meharg met on the Marshall! while coming out of a movie. . . Capt. acne Hood and Capt. Jimmy Crook were first directed to each other through cf- fprls of their parents. . . Since then, Gene came face to face with John Buraett in n Px. . . Only recently he encountered Lieut. LeRoy Ross, ex-Chick end, who is flying a P-40 in New Guinea. . . Captain Leo "LiU] e Dutch" Lintzenich and Walter "Dub" Lognn, UP correspondent, met on the streets of Londln—largest, city in the world. .- . what Is believed to be the record, certainly an approach was established only recently. . . p/ c . Jimmy Allen was officially overseas but 30 minutes when he saw Pfc. Robert G. (Pea .nut) McHaney. . . "Peanut", dec orated with the Order of the Purple Heart for rounds received in action, described the meeting thus RECOGNIZE SIMULTANEOUSLY "Guess you have heard by now that I have seen Jimmy Allen. . . . We had five days together and really had fun batting the breeze nbout all the old football games and Inings and people around town. ... He says that his kid brother, Berry, is a pretty big boy no w and will make a good ball Player. ... If he Is half as tough as Jimmy lie will make a very good one. . . Jimmy had been officially overseas about 30 minutes when I saw him. . . i was standing in a. mile-long mall line and he was crs arc still raving about the beautiful, scientific battle nnd begged for more Just like it. This should come pretty close If not to fitting the bill. The fans have tjccomc accustomed to plenty of action whenever Roy Welch climbs into the ring to do battle, They know he Is capable of putting on a first class fight and the opponent tetter be on Ills Iocs throughout, or come in for a wrestling lesson nnd a nice beating. That /toy still packs plenty of power was much In evidence last week when he defeated his arch rival, Jicd Roberta, in a bruising battle, cll- rauxeti by n free-for-all lifter it officially was over, plus an extra-extra scramble In (he dressing room. The packed house roared Its hearty approval as the two femllsts stood toe to too and slugged it out through more than 45 minutes of actual scrambling before WelcJi clinched It with n back breaking body slam gainiil the jjielRl lurnbucklc. Makes Bchiled Appearance The appearance of Szabo will be somewhat belated. Several weeks ago he was slated to appear In a lag match. He was Ijookcd at the last moment when Long was called to his Baltimore shipyard and Dill Canny went Into his shell and Informed the promoter that he would not come to BIythcvllle for the show. But. "Wild Bill" reconsidered the decision and told Mike'he would ;o on. S/.abo then was sent elsewhere, since was substituted for Long. Sxabo lias been here before. According to the matchmaker, he was on n program ntout two years agu. He comes with ix fine record, both ns a wrestler and a colorful showman. He definitely Is the incanle type, a 215-pomuler who likes the "rock anil sock" mclliod to produce results, certainly the prelude to the finishing touches: Mike Is confident that Joe will prove a severe lest for Welch, and n favorite with the fans who like action in the raw—the rawer the better. Starting time is 8:M. Newport Team To Play BAAF Here Sunday The BAAF Baseball Team will piny lios-l to the Newport Army Air Field nine In a (jninc at the iithJetlc diamond across from Die Post Chaixil Sunnily afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Bill Adams, athletic officer, said today. r It will be Hie second meeting between the two teams, Newport having defeated the locals last oundjiy In « UHJIIO Ilierc. Tech. Sergt, llalph Nixon, right tender, will pitch for BIythcvllle This will be his second game ' this season. He took the mound against Newport last week and displnycri considerable ability in spite of the fact thai lie lias liad mile opportunity for practice. coming back from eating chow. .-* . We saw each other about Ihc same time about a 100-foot distance and we both let out that old Blythc- villc war whoop. Hey—Jimmy, Hey —Peanut! Well, I'll be darned!" William (Mike) Webster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Webster who worked for Fred Copeland at the Blythevillc Recreation Parlor, also writes from Hawaii. . . He b nt the Ih Field Hospital (APO 057, % PM, Frisco) where he Is enjoying a rest after considerable action in the Mnrshtills. . . From the lone of his letter he is all goose,plm- ,)Ies. . . "I went to visit'the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, swimming at Wali Bench, and don't think the Hawaiian' boys don't, go for their iports!" "I just got bnck from the Marshall Islands and ran Inlo qulle 'a few of the Blythevillc boys whom everyone ought to know. . . One wns lit. George H. Grenr. It wns tunny. . . I worked around him for a week before I knew who he ivns. . . One rlny he came to our outfit ami we got together. . . The next day I .went to his office and we had quite n talk. . . He told me where a lot of the Blythevllle boys were. . . H e is quite n guy— and a . damned good soldier. 1 also saw Herbert Graham, Jr., Jackie Trotter, Buck Roiish and Harold Vickcrs. "While I wns on the Marshalls I got to see some of those yellow •Japs, and got to bury quite a few of them. .. . We were bombed while ther c l>ul I lived through it, thank God! Once I looked over and saw dirt coming out of a foxhole. . . I asked Ihc guy to lend me ills shovel when he was through. "Shovel, Hell, I'm doing this with my hands, pal", he says. Frank Mancuso Suffers Injury;' Out Of Lineup Prank Mancuso, young catcher for, the St. Louis Browns, who played his first professional baseball here with the BIythcvllle Giants back in 1037, hns been laid on the shelf for a few days with a bum knee. The first siring receiver, who has played a prominent role in the sensational record of the Brownies, crashed into a box rail while chns- tng a foul by Billy Sullivan. Washington . catcher, during the first night game of lh e season in Ihc nation's capitol Wednesday night. He was shaken, uiit remained in the contest after receiving first aid, MnnousoY; knee was swollen Ihc next morning, however, and he complained of soreness throughout SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1044 New York Opens Heart To Mother Of Triplets NEW YORK, May 13 (U.P )— ft rwcrty-slrlckeii mother with no means of supporting her triplet babies lias deckled Nciv Yorkers nren't .so hard boiled, after nil De.OTtcd by her husband. Aiis- Irlan-born Mrs, Margaret, Kqssln has been trying to .support her children on a $2Q-ii-monlh relief allowance, But after six months, of skimping, she wns finally down (, 0 her last nickel— nnlll New Yorkers decided to play Simla clniw. Mrs. Kessin's story reached the cwsimpfivi, then the gifts started rolling in. A Wall Street broker offered to pay nil medical expenses for one of the triplets, in the hospital with u congenital hcnrt disease. A woman gave $55 and sent some baby clollies. And money came pouring in through the mail. "I can hardly believe it," Mrs Ke.ssln said. "A week nxo I dicing mvc a dime, and raw look. I don't know IKW long it will last, but I know everything is all right with us, because people are so kind." .lie leu, according io Ihc news dls- >iilch from a St. Louis corresnoii- lotit. He Is expected lo lie out several .iys. Since Myron Hay worth, catcher No. 2 is out, with a split finger. Joe SchuIU will do the receiving for Manager Luke Scwell's \merican League leaders for' the line being. CHICKASAW West Main Near Zlst St. Sat. starts 1Z:«; Sun. starts 1:15 Night .shows 5:45 Except Monday, ojicns li:45 Continuous shows Sal. and Sun. Soap was used ns legal lender in some .Mexican cities In the early 18th century. Plenty of WOOD For Sale! BARKSDALE MANUFACTURIJS'G CO. I'lionc 2911 BOWL ior fun and health! I5ft,L'S and GEORGE'S HOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, May IS, 8:15 p. m. * ,, L °l' llt * dmlssl0n " any Wr «"L°S *'«» in America TAG MATCH BELKAS & WELCH WISBAR'& SZABO ^ 30-min. preliminaries SGT. CHRIS BELKAS GUS WISBAR ROY WELCH Last Time Today Double Feature "SECRETS OF THE WASTELANDS" with Hupjlung Cassiily and "DUMBO" (In Technicolor) A Walt Disney Creation SKKIAL: "Don \Vinslow of I Coast Guard Popcye Comedy Open 7:30 : Show Starts 7:45 i;. Sunday and Monthly "JOAN OF THE OZARKS" wilh Jmly Cniiova & Joe K. llroint Universal News Comedy NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at 1 Saturday 'DEATH RIDES THE PLAINS" A PRO Western Serial and Short Saturday OWL SHOW "CALLING DR. DEATH' Milli I.on Chancy Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday FIGHTING SEABEES' Last Time Today Thunder Over The Prairie' with Charles Slarrclt & (JlilT Edwards SKKIAL: "The Adventures -vl Smilhr Jack" Saturday M1DN1TE SHOW Starts li p. in. The Falcon In Danger' with Tom C'omvay & Jean 11 rooks Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday . LEE ROBERT > DtSI BOWMAN • WAIKER-- ARM Original Sirnn Floy by leterl D. Ar, drawl War Production Threatened By Drive To Unionize Management * The drive of union Icoders/ro unionize management be- / 3'nning with foremen, is a threat to the war production effort if It is a long sfcp toward putting industrial management in the hands of union leaders. * What kind of collective bargaining is it when union leaders sit on both sides of the table? * It raises an issue which Congress must clarify by amend. ing the necessary Jaws, including the war labor disputes AGO. ,, if Unless Congress acts, this crisis will further obstruct an u i all-out war production effort. The Automotive Council for War Production, representing 550 establish- ' f ed companies employing 1,200,000 workers and delivering 20* of the nation's «* r production, has authorized its president, Alvan Macanley, to make the following public statement and send it to the President, other government officials, and all members of Congress. In this most critical moment in history, on the eve of the great invasion of Europe which may settle the issue of human freedom for years to come, the public is entitled to know of a situation which threat-" ens the success of that great effort. The council has given careful consideration to the adverse effect on war production of the strike of foremen in the twelve plants of major war producers in the Detroit area and the still greater'threat inherent-in the organized drive to unionize management, beginning* with foremen. This is a long step toward putting industrial management in the hands of union leaders. Successful business undertakings and great achievements depend on an organization responsive to the decision of those in charge. The commanding officers of produc- , lion, like those of lhe Army, must have their captains and lieutenants, their sergeants and corporals. Foremen, supervisors and managers are officers in. the production army. The division of their obligations nnd responsibilities between management and any outside organization will be just as disastrous to our war production front as outside organization of the Army's officers to bargain and debate with their supervisors would be at the baltlcfront. "No man can serve two masters." The issue now is: Can union leaders unionize management and take over control of war production? Are their organizing drives for this purpose to be allowed to interfere with tho efficiency and effectiveness of this production? Will they be allowed to disrupt American mass-production industry,' one of the greatest assets of our country in both war and peace,, by using it to experiment with a new and untried plan of union-controlled management? What kind 1 of collective bargaining is it when union leaders sit on both sides of the table? If management is to be unionized, where is union control to stop? This issue results directly from the fact that the Federal laws and their administration arc vague and confused in .respect to the status of management. In the interest of the war effort, we urge Congress to make it clear that it does not intend to permit labor leaders to take over the management of our war production plants; (his can and should be done immediately by clarifying and amending the necessary laws, particularly the War Labor Disputes Act. Fhe automotive industry i s not only producing a large part of our national armament output, but is also the largest manufacturing industry in peacetime; thus the nation is relying upon its prompt reconversion to provide jobs after victory. The council was created by the industry immediately after Pearl Harbor to expedite in every possible way the industry^ war production efforts. This included exchange of production equipment, knowledge of production methods, and efficient- use of scarce materials and manpower. This industry has done an outstanding war production job. The council has never intervened in the collective bargaining problems of employer- employee relations, and therc is no intention to depart from this practice. Unless Congress acts, this crisis will further obstruct an ^al I-out war production effort. * #1 AUTOMOTIVE COUNCIL FOR WAR PRODUCTION NKW CENTBH BUILDING, DETROIT

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