The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 24, 1944
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Fotirth Ferry Team Defeats BAAF,18to8 Thf BA.AP Bweball Team, minus th« sen-las of their ace pitcher Corp. M«lyln' Parnell,' who Is on furlough, »enl jjdvn lo defeat before the, heavy, bats pf tlie Fourth Perry, Command nine In a game played at Memphis Monday. The final'score was 18-8, the' Memphis ns having scored In every Inning. . 7he hitting Btars of the Ferry Command team were Jimmy Brown, former ; St. Louis Cardinal third baseman/ who got four lilts out of four <rlps to 'the plate, and Hal whom Johnny Beailey, , exCardlnal. pitcher and alhletlc officer at Memphis, calls the greatest prosiieit In service camp baseball- hit two home runs and a double, driving in seven runs. For Blythevllle, Sergl. Frank Sproul, outfielder, was the hitting star, swatting » dome run and driving In a total of four runs. Sergt. Stan Wlotio, .outfielder, staff Sergt. Lawrence Travis, Infielder, and Sergt Carlton Jones, shortstop, each got two hits off FranUen, pitcher for the.Tennasseans. '•-. plythevllle's starting pitcher -was Pv.t, Karl ; Ix!vell, . righthander, who allpwed 12 runs and 12 hits in three and a third innings,- He was succeeded, by Staff Sergt. Francis Uuth, who allowed six runs and six hlls. :TolaU-for Memphis were IS runs; 18 hits and 3 errors. Total for Ely-' theville were 8 runs, 12 lilts and 2 errors; . Monday's , game was the second meeting between the two teams, the 'locals- having defeated the string" Perry Command sqund In a recent game here. . The BAAP team will play three 1 home-games here this week. Their next ^contest will 'be with Walnut Ridg£ Thursday at the diamond across- from the Post Chapel. Tech. Sergtv Ralph Nixon, right bonder, will start for the locals. TJi? Greenville, Miss., Army Alri Fiela.itcam will then tangle with Blytlieville In games Saturday and Sunday. ^Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE ' Ike . / < DOPE BUCKET (APK.y COURIER NEWS BS J. P. Vf. L. Pet, Sports Figures Invited To Tour ew iorK . 17 10 .B3U-' r-> j. • I I • • i . Louis. nis ; 53ii PoStS, HoSPltQ S ashington . 1514 .511, .' „' ,.Tr' ,' „ Litlle'nock 18 9 Birmingham 1710 Memphis 15 13 Nashville 13 U Atlanta -.•-........"; < 13 13 Knoxville ,' 1213 New Orleans 8 10 Chattiinoqga 8 IT xNlght game. •AMERICAN LEAGUE W, L. .New York . '17 10 . Louis . VVi Detroit . -. ; ... 15 16 Philadelphia 14 15 Boston ; ;..'.'.... 14 15 Cleveland '..;... 14 n Chicago V ..•;.. 13 n. •NATIONAL LEAGUE ..".'".. . W. 1. St. Louis . ;. 21 9 Pittsburgh . ". 15 10 Cincinnati . 11 12 Philadelphia . ; . 13 13 xNew York . .........: 13 n Boston . ••..'•'.: 14 ie xBrooklyri ...13 17 Chicago . 8 18 xNight game. . .040 .029 .536 .533 .600 .480 .333 .320 Pot. .630 THICK OF BATTLE T|ij»(,- .Llcut. Hei-schell (Herky) Mosjey, .oldest pf the three Moslcys who jnade athletic history at tlie Jocnl high school i and later at the University cf Alabama, Is plnyini; an important j'ole lo the aerial warfare In' tlie European theater is Indicated by a story that emanated from Ixmdon after a fierce raid oyer Berlin and Brunswick. "London, May 19—Fjerce opposi- ion from Nazi fighter* during today's American bombing assault on Berlin and Brunswick were described by returning Illcrs. " 'It was just one big rot race irpund ami around,' declared Went. sehell Mosley of Blythevllle, ArX., fortress pilot who hud just competed his fifth trij> to Berlin. 'There vcre dogfights everywhere over an area of JO lo 15 miles.' "Moslev added, 'The flak didn't seem tp be -as bad as -on. some pre- ious trips, but it vras sun [ik-my •oiigh.' "/Close to 20 Messerschmltt 109s naelc one of the mont determined attacks I've ever seen on our group hortly after we left the target,' rented Maj. Wllllnm Ptroiebaker, New Means, command pilot of one of 'he lead groups, "'We were In a tight formation, but it didn't stop their attacks. Several enemy fighters barreled itralght through our formation.' • "Severn! of the fliers praised the efforts of the P-3fi Lightnings among their escort. " 'A fortress group to pur left was ulacked by about 20 enemy aircraft, but In u few seconds after he battle started the P-3Bs camp n and milled around a Ml until the Nazis scooted away like a pack of cared hounds,' declared Lieut. Nor- iian Wright, Kansas City, Mo,, n ortreia navigator." -OSES MOST OF CRKW Lieut. "Herky" recently revealed to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester (Pop) Mosley, and wife Peggie, who is visiting the Mosleys, that already six of the qrlginnl crew of 10 Imve ei(,her been lost or killed since it was organized and sent Into action. Included in the missing or casualty list'Is the co-pilot nnd « very close friend of HersehelPs, Remaining are the flying sergeant, tall gunner and wnlsl gunner-radio operator-' So severe and ners'c wracking have been tlie missions that "Ilerky" and his remaining crew members recently ivcrc Kent to Scotland for ,u two-weeks rest. They were not permitted to even write pi receive jnall. There wa.s- lo IK aljsoliile quiet and rest. yes, tlie boys over there have up easy pickings. Tills Is n game where the stakes' are high and the rules nrc for keeps. Those Jerrys are plenty lough and have a lot pf flght 'eft yet. But so arc the Americans, and the British, and the Russians n»d the Chinese. Ours Is tilt greater fighting Incentive ami we'll win put. ,l,et freedom reign! MEETS IN LON'ltON T-Seml. Carj Hughes and Lieut, Murray Thompson, teammates oh the Clilck football teams under Conch Joe DllUy, received one of those rare thrills, which nrc becoming not so rare, when they came face to face on a street In London. , . . What fun! . , . Word has been received that Everett Crbslow former crack Chick guard, has arrived safely overseas, position unknown. . . The season's highest pls- cntorin) honors belong lo Mrs.'Earl Buckley. . . She recently bagged a four pound, 12-ouncc toss. . ./No, she did nol.sny where she caught IU . . .The nice catch gave herUhe lead In the Hubbard Hardware fish contest. . . Get busy, toys. ... Male fishing prowess Is at slake. . . Harry Halties, who played sonic good football with the Tribe over a two-year period, has turned softball pitcher at Chapel Hill, N. a, where he Is n student at the University of North Carolina. . . He-hurls for his fraternity tenm, Phi Delta Thcta. . . What's this I hear about Co. M being broken up? . . . At least five of the toys have been sent to Camp Blauding, Fla.: Cnpt." Ar- (len Crowder, M-Sergt. Ralph Farrar, Sergt. Dick Burns, Pfc. Buddy Anderson, nnd Pfc. Walter Collier. . . . Olyncler Raydcr, regular tackle on the great Chick grid team of 1935, has been promoted to Master Sergeant. ... He recently was transferred lo Camp Hood,'Texas, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, Legendary Clarks Have Captured Every Trap Shoot Title Except Father-Arid-Son ,700 .600 .58G .500 .433 .438 .433 .308 Yesterday's Results , SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta 3-6, Memphis 2-2. Birmingham 4-7, Kiioxvllle 1-1. Little Rock 11, Chatta'nooga 8, New Orleans 13, Nashville 5. AMERICAN LEAGUE Open dale. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 3, New York 2. Only game scheduled. Today's Games •;j"j -NEW YORK, May 20 (U.P.) — 483 T!le WRt Department lias been do- '483 '"K lts kest lo kcc l> the Gls in- 452 ' or P lc ^ on sports events. Tlie ; 433 j doughboys receive regular forwd- i casts of major league trasetmTl *-_^ I games. Ami they also heard n transcript description of the kcii- tucky Derby. Now they're going lo get a chn'nce to sec ninny more of America's outstanding" sports personalities, athletes, writers and radio commentators. USD Camp Shows, Inc.. Is Inviting the great men of sports to devote from four lo 12 weeks visiting GI posts and hospitals. Prcrt .Corcoran, PGA secretary, Is chairman of tlie special committee which will select tlie 24 men who'll visit the far-flung battle fronts in six units. Corcoran knows the ropes, because lie sponsored a trip overseas for Lefty Gomez, Ihe former Yankee pitcher, and Jack Sharkey, a former world heavyweight champion. He says: "Prom my previous trips overseas, i know thai name-athletes, idolized by our fighting men, do n tremendous morale job. Sports .stars are more important than movie stnrs." Tlie golf official adds that Enrle Sande, Walter llagen nnd Ty Cobb already have offered their services. Soldiers Crave Sweets, Mess Sergeants Declare The BlytlievUle : Army Air Field has n sweet tooth. This Is the studied opinion of the mess sergeants here. "It doesn't make any difference how carefully we pre|x>re other foods," says Master Sergl. Jacob Wimmcr. nou com in charge of the Gr mess, "it's the pies, cakes and cookie5 the boys go for. We never have enough to go around. It's a human impossibility to give these guys enough sweets." His views arc echoed by :•'the NCOs In charge of Cadet Mess, the Negro, and all the others,'wltli a single exception. At the Officers Mess, according lo staff Sergl. Billy Buttry, ' "it's steaks, two to one." But that. Isn't the \vorst of It. Tlie off leers rare finicky. •Tliey gotta be grilled, top," groans the non com. SOUTHERN / Atlanta nt Memphis, night. '• Knoxville at Birmingham. Nashville at New Orleans, two Chattanooga at Little Rock. NATIONAL LEAGUE ; St. .Louis at Brooklyn. Pittsburgh at Boston. Cinciinnati at New,York, night. Chicago at Phllade;phla, night AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at Detroit. Washington nt Cleveland. New York at Chicago night Boston at St. Louis, night. irons Initiate Three Initiation of newly elected members constilulcd the program at the) weekly luncheon meeting of the' Lions Club yesterday at Hotel Noble. New members initiated at the meeting were Jimmie Smotherman L. R. Hartzog and E. R. Jones. DANCE Thursday — Friday —• And Saturday Nights 9:30 to 1 O'Clock In the Beautiful Blue Room oftfo HOTEL NOBLE «< Admission 65c Incl. Tax . . . Let the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory help you find a house. Turn to Real Estate and get a specialist in renting or selling property to take up the trail. He'll have a list of available places ... and save you time, tires, and needless telephone calls. Mtlle ami lilg Homer Clark kecji fly NKA Service EAST ALTON, II1.-BI B and Ut- llc Homer Clark have won every trap shooting championship in the United Stales except one—the fnthcr-and-son. Big Homer, half a head shorter thnd his i-an, is a professional, Little Homer, who Is now the big one. Is nn amateur. Amateurs nnd pros clon'l ordinarily mix. but the Clarks work .slilc by side on the war ammunition production line. The elder C'ltiik Is a ballis- ticinn niicl the younger Ls in the ammunition division of the Western Cartridge Co. nt Enst Alton. In trap shooting, the fame of the Clarks is legendary. Typical of the feats of Home;- Sr., who for 35 years hns been one of the I'res sharp and eiins in (r],,, prortudlon line. hluli average .shooters, Is the story of the E. c. Challenge Cup, Emblematic of Hie American championship at inanimate targets, the big silver urn had teen held by nu.iiy of the country's best shots before Homer Sr. bagged' It nt (Die Grand American Handicap, .SJKKHEI) CI.UAK OF Cf.AKK "By payment of a $50 fee to the holder, anyone could challenge for the trophy, but Big Homer kept the cup for three years without, once being challenged. No one had sufficient confidence to risk $50 going against him. To get the cup back in circulation the donors bought it back, put it up for one last match open to all previous holders, the winner lo kcejj it permanently together J rliile working on war ajiuuujillfori with all challenge fees. Big Homer was high man again, so the cup remains in his posession. Litlle Homer won three national championships at the Grand American lielore he was 17. One year he copped the national Class A championship one day find the next was proir.-jted to Class AA He tied for tlie title with Hcrschell Cheek, another of trap shooting's highest stars, who carter! off tlie trophy by winning the loss of a coin. Little Homer had the satisfaction of breaking 594 O f coo targets tor high overall at 1C yards. There is a third generation of trap slvjoters coming along at Little Homer Clark's home.- He's Homer Clark III, eight inoiillis old. C RAY SON'S SCOREBOARD By IIAllKV OKAYSON NBA Sjlorls Killlor NEW YORK.—rearing that their game \vil he left out in the cold, many college coaches will take the frozen football rules into their own hands next full. So, on some fine afternoon come autumn, you are likely io find teams playing on these conditions arrived at through gentlemens agreements: .—Using n three-Inch dirt tee on kickoffs, On a bail kicked out of bounds, the receiving team having the option of putting it in play in the 50-yard line or asking the kicking team to kick off again, with a 10-yard penalty, 2—Passing anywhere behind tlie line of scrimmage. 3.—Permitting the defensive team, on the recovery of n free ball, to advance it. 4.—A clearer interpretation of tha off-side-rule. 5.—The gamo lieing stopped only long enough for a substitution to be completed, and a time-out as at present charged against the side (linking the substitution. C.—The ball declared dead at the point where an attempted lateral is thrown that results In a forward pass beyond the line of scrimmage, not returned to the spot where it (t yav w«Dt la ^aj mor* Wai Boni* SELL OS THE FCRNITOHE >TOU ARE NOT CSINO lor c«h! AUo llberil tr*<e-ln tll»wuie< to' tarnltart**n new. AWn Hardy Furn. Co. »1 r. Main Phon. IM1 1'lenly of WOOD For Sale! BARKSDALE MANUFACTURING CO. Phone S9H Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Station At Slli Main Sis. -OR WE'LL SKI.L llicm for yon for n small commission. Bring (hem in for .ill clclalls. was put in play. Lou Little of Columbia, for a dozen years chairman of the coaches' rules committee, issues a warning to his colleagues of college football to wake up or find the professional imc appropriating all good Ideas, illege as well as pro, and using them to build a sport more interesting to players and spectators. Coaches of all sections demand changes In the college code which has been Irmfn since 1941. because things dd nt Ik loo promising for the sport in 42. Professor Little says the Football Coaches'- Association made a mistake In freeing the organization at the end of '42. Were it functioning, the assoclntlon could do something about lack of legislation which. Professor Little and others in position to judge contend, has brought about a deplorable situation. Although it was obvious last season that the rules had not kept stride with the progress and development of tlie game, Lt. Col. Bill Bingham of Harvard, a track man, upon being apimnied chairman of the rules committee by the National Collegiate Athletic Association,, decided not to hold a meeting and to keep the regulations oiijice. j... - \ -_ Developments of generalship nnd coaching methods Jmve made the code n constantly growing framework. The fact that the nation is at war is no reason why college football should not have the best possible rules if the game is to be played. If college football is to deteriorate because of a lack of rules legislation Ihe coaches at least feel they should not be party to it. With or without formal rules, coaches definitely are planning to liendle a bad situation for the good of the game, They are taking the law in their own hands. Dodgers Score 3 fo 2 Victory Giants Are Victims In Arc-Light Game; Error Proves Costly By Uiillcd Press Tlie four eastern learns on the American League were heading west yesterday. And the western . teams In the senior circuit were j enroute to eastern pastures. But three teams took time off for games. The Brooklyn Dodgers playing with Lady Luck on their side for n change, won a thrilling 3 lo 2 victory over the New York Giants in the first arc-light game at Ebbels Field since (lie New Yor); dimoitt: Rookie pitcher Bill Vouselle of the Giants deserved a shutout. The Brooks took one undeserved run early in the game. Then they scored two more in the ninth frame when New York outfielder.; Johnny Rucker and Charlie Mead col- | llded while chasing an easy fly 1 from Little Poison Warier. The Bums made the error good for two runs, enough to win (he ball game. The Boston Red Sox stopped off on then- way to St. Louis to play an exhibilion game with Lieutenant Commander Mickey Cociivane's Blue-Jackets at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. The Sox took n 3 to 1 walloping nl the hands of Virgil Trucks, a former Detroit pitcher. Trucks fanned 12 Red Sox batters nnd. at the same time, led (lie taval batting offensive. His double 11 the eighth inning drove in tlie •inning run. The Pittsburgh Pirates played an exhibition game with the Albany Senators of the Eastern Lcajfue nnir beat them 15 lo 3. The Pirates registered 11 runs in the ninth hi- 'mg. Herbert Swearingen Jr. Elected By Fraternity Herbert Swearingen Jr., has been elected vice president of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he is in his first 'year under the accelerated program. Mr. Swearingen, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Swearingen Sr., of Blytheville, will remain at the University for the Summer session. WANTED: Bring Your Leftover SOYBEANS to Us. Blytheville Soybean Corp. ISOOWesr Main I'lioiics Siifi—857 We Pay HIGHEST CASH PRICES For See Us Today! PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Tel. 453 Walnut at 5lh Why Pay High Rent- Buy Your Own Home Listings Effective Until Sept. 1, 1944 (Followinjr I'rices Arc Subject lo Change ami Amount of Cleared f.aml Is Approximate.) J—1CT arrc farm approximately 30 acres in cultivation, Inhncc limber, pasture, 5 room house, turn 30\40, other outbuildings Trice per acre §20. 2—H3 acre farm, approximately 110 acres in cultivation, linbncc In limber, pasture, 4 room house, Irani 3Gx40, oilier outbuild- 1 ings. 1'rlcc per ncrc $135. 3^-160 acre firm, approximately 35 acres in cultivation, balance limber, pasture, S room house, barn 30x3G, other outbuildings Trice per acre $25. ' 4—131 ncre farm, approximnlcly 50 acres in culllvalion. balance. in limber, ji.isltire, 5 room house, barn 36x10, oilier onUiuilil- injrs. Price ]>cr acre $32. 5—120 acre farm, r.pproximalcly .JO acres in cultivation, balance (limber, pasture 5 room house, barn SGxJO. Olher outbuildinE-; Trice per acre S27.50. C—3GO acre farm, approximately 50 acres in cultivation on ffr.ided c.irlh i-oai!, lial.incc in timber, naslurc, G room house Miiokchouse, barn 3Gx40. Trice per acre S17.SO. Can be ilivi/ini into two Iracls. 7—130 acre /.inn, approximately CO acres in cultivation, balance in limber, pasture, G room house, barn 30x30, other outbuildings. Trice per acre $25. 8—SO acres, unimproved eutover timber, pasture. Price nr-r acre S12.50. ' The above laud is all level bo'.loni land. Located in Slortdinl Courtly, Missouri. Can be bought for a small cash payment of 20 per cent and balance on good terms. Low rale of Interest. This is just n partial list of the farms we have for sale. We also have several hill farms for snlc. For Further Information See or Write W.H.HORN Licensed Land Agent, Manila, Ark. Chicago U. Athletes Out Of Big Ten Play CHICAGO. May 24 (UP) — Tile University- of Chicago has dropped "II formal Big Ten competition for next year. The university ha.s been scraping the bottom of the barrel for male undergraduates eligible to make up athletic teams, and now there just aren't enough left. Chicago ha s Ueon the Big Ten cellar-team In recent years. Maroon squads have suffered defeat after defeat, while keeping (heir pride Intact. President Robert May- nnrd Hutohliis, who heads Ule university, believes that sports should Improve Hie character of the Indi- ', vlciuiil, rather than produce winning tennis. Chicago had teams in Big Ten . basketball, (rack, baseball mid tennis in the season that's drawing io .'. a close. ^; Tiie hardwood quintet flnlshed."f' last, without a single victory. The ' ., diamond squad has yet to cop a ' decision. But Chicago wasn't always that way. It lias n background steeped in sports lore and athletic successes. • Chicago won tlie first Big Ten ' championship, under AIJKM Alonzo Stag;;, und captured six subsequent ' ones. Stng£ also produced the Ilrst All-America player from the Midwest, fullback Clarence Herschbcr- gcr, back in 1898. fet-;, Chiang's Son Photo above, taken recently in , ' ' Chungking, is latest of seldom- ', pholographcd Chiang Gin-ku, '. oldest son of China's Generalis- j simo Chiang Kai-shek. Chiang j Gin-ku is dean of China's youth j 1 .- training schools.. 1 PLUMBING AND HEATING Pumps . . . Well Pipes . . . Strainers , BUTLER ENGINEERING CO. Osceola. Ark. SUMMER CLASSES in PIANO - OHGAN and VOIflE I—Schedules now being arranged Mrs. DALTON C. POWLSTON. B.A.. MSH Former New 1'ork Organisl and Teacher ' ' Write Mrs. Fowlston U01 Chickasa«-ba or Phone Z0 « J. LOUIS CHERRY „_ Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blyl&eviile, Ark. RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS HAROAWBY APPLIANCE CO. 208 W. Main Phone 2071 WE'VE A GOOD LINE OF USED CARS and TRUCKS Will Pay TOP CASH PRICES for Used Cars and Trucks—See Us Before You BUY or SELL! BUFORD MARTIN Showrooms 114 W. 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