The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 3, 1944
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?AGB SIX Tobln's 3-Hilfer Blanks Reds 4*0; Yanks Gain Tie Lowly Braves Jump From Cellar To 5th Place in National By United Press .The Boston Braves made n great stride in National League standings yesterday by blanking Hie Cincinnati Reds 4 (o 0. AI] the top teams stayed in the same spots, but the Braves hopped from (he near-basement seventh runs to fifth position. They advanced when I he Dodgers and Phillies gave up decisions to the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. Jim Tobln—the master flullcr- ballcr—tossed rings around Clncln- batters, allowing only three Cincinnati's Ed Heusscr—who uati hits. hurled good ball—lost the finmc with four safeties. The Braves turned every hit into n run. The St. Louis Cardinals had a field day in Die opening game of iheir scries with the Philadelphia Phillies. Tlie Curds ran wild, pounding n quartet of Quaker City hurl- cm for 14 lilts, and a 9 to 3 victory Morton Cooper—the winning pitcher—went Hie route for the Rcdbirds nnd kept his eight hits well scattered. The New York Giants lengthened their winning streak to seven ns they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6 to 4. Manager Mel Ott, who's been hilling everything.that comes his way, helped out Eubc Fischer— Ihc New, York starter—with another pair of homers, his llth and 12th. Preacher Roc, who lasted seven frames, was the losing hurlcr. The Chicago Cubs snapped it six game losing streak by nosing out the Brooklyn Dodgers 2 to 1. Claude Passeau took care of the pitching assignment for the victors and scattered 11 hits. The Bruins winning tally came in tlic seventh on 11 double by.Roy Hughes and n single hy Phil Cnvnretca. The St. Louis Browns and the New York Yankees arc back In n percentage lie for first place In tlie American League. The Browns garnered only tow singles, but they bundled tlictn all in the second inning to score three '/uns and blank the Philadelphia Athletics 3 lo 0. Bob Muncrtef limited (he A's to five hits—turning in '(he second shutout for the Browns this season. The Ynnkees had nn easy lime of it, playing under inazdas at Cleveland HnnkBoiowj tuincd in mi ac cornpllshccHnirlrngijob, and led the Yanks to a 5 to 1 win over the I: dlnns The Nev, Yorkers put the flame on ice with a three-run barrage in the seventh .The Detroit Tigers still ore going up. They beat the Boston Red Sox 4 to 1 \iben Riidj York and Mlk' Higglus led a three-run uprising h the first frame with a pnlr of circuit .smashes, Johnny Corsica came in for n share of the glory when he turned in a seven-hit pitching performance. Tlie Chicago White Sox pullet 1 out of the American League cellnr— making way for the Indians—n they, defeated the Washington Sen ators 5 to 2, Thornton Lee got Ihc credit IH-YTHEV1LLE (AKK.) COUKIEH NEWS Chicks Return To Loop Lead; Barons Lose By Uiiltail Tress Bill Tliomns, Knoxvillc's Intcsl addition to the list of stnrifiif pitchers nnd a two-time winner tils last lime out. returned to Ihe mound last night lo pull Ihc Birmingham Barons oiit of first plnce, Tliomns allowed tlic Barons—wlio nave been shuttling In nnd out of IhcSouthern lead for two weeks—11 ills. But on early lend given him by the Smokies stood up for n 5-4 'Ictory. The 38-year-old righthand- er rnlsrd his victory mark to six jy his latest accomplishment. He's not credited cither wny with six other games I" which he appeared nnd Vms one loss. Memphis returned lo Ihc loop's 'irst position by Inking Atlanta Ino camp wilh a 10 to 1 score. Walter Brown held llic Crackers loelghl ills lor the evening, anil one-armed Pete Gray hit snlely three, limes on five Irlps to the plate. New Orleans won a slugging match from Nashville, 11 to 10. Jesse Danna was cnllcd In lo stop the Vols In the nlnlh, when they inn up four runs to utmost lie Hie score. Bruno of the Pels wound up )l g team's scoring ivith a homer In the sixth. Little Hock clung to a second ilncc tie by Irimming Chattanooga lo 4, when three Lookout errors robbed Scrappy Moore's players of «n early lend. All teams in the Southern lake day off today — preparing for Sunday's doublehcadcrs. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. Ii. I'd. Memphis 20 14 .588 Birmingham 20 IS .571 Little Rock 20 15 .571 Nashville 1015 Kuoxvillc is 15 Atlanta 18 16 Dhaltanooga 10 23 New Orleans H 23 AMEUICAN LEAGUE W. L. .559 .545 .520 .303 .334 St. Louis New York Detroit Washington .' Philadelphia 25 10 21 ifi 23 20 20 21 1920 Boston ................ 10 22 Cleveland .............. 1.0 24 Chicago ............... n 21 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis .............. 20 13 Cincinnati Pittsburgh New York ... Boston Philadelphia Brooklyn 22 17 20 IB 20 20 20 23 1C 20 18 22 Pet. .GG8 .558 .535 .487 .4117 .463 ,459 .430 Pet. Ml .504 .555 .600 Arkansas Stadium Where Brift Will Be Honored SATURDAY, JUNK 3, 19-M Ark.-linrorbiick stncllmn «t the University of Arkansas lo which Captain Maurice L "Footsie" Urllt (insert) will return June 5 lo receive ihc Congressional Mciliil of Honor from n grateful nation Captain Brill lost an arm nnd sustained other wounds In the hitter filming in Itnly The medal highest Donor (he nation c.-ui pay a fighting man, will DC presented by MaJ, General Harry J.' Collins commanding general of the Ualnbow Difision, in the name ot the Proslclmt of, Ihc United Slates. DOPE BUCKET BX J. P. FRIEND MY DAY—AP1SIIIMU Move over, Isaac Walton, you havo a new member of your ardent piscatorial clan! It Is your humble servant* ti>i conductor of this puny, feeble column attempt tvlio bus been thoroughly converted to the thrilling merits of your beloved sport. Catching a holiday Tuesday, being Memorial Day mid Undo Sam permitted us lo close down his pos- inl business, the Enrl Buckleys mid t)ie house of Friend packed a few tilings (o nibble on in a couple (^ baskets, Ihe necessary equipment, and took off in search of the elusive fish, s ald to be just, waiting for ns. Frankly, I wasn't loo keen over .4651 the idea. Since my luck in the past .452 several years has been anything to .450 Chicago 12 24 .333 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Knoxvillc 5, Birmingham 4. Memphis 10, Atlanta 4. New Orleans 11, Nashville 10. Little Uock 5, Chattanooga 4. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 4, Boston 1. St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 0. New York 5, Cleveland •!. Chicago 5, Washington 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 6, Pittsburgh 4. Boston 4, Cincinnati 0. Chicago 2, Brooklyn 1. St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 3. 32 Post .Officers Begin Ploy in Golf Tournament Thirty-two officers and men of 1 iho Blyllievillc Army Air Field have turned in qualifying scores for the Post Golf Tournamcnl now in progress at the local Country Club. Lieut. Bill Adams, post athletic officer said today. The first round is already underway and musl bo complied Ly June .According to the rules of the tournament, the rcgulallons of the course will apply at all times, score cards will be turned in lo the Athletic Department by the winners of each match, ;the tournament will ba match play, and a consolation bracket will be drawn up for the 16 losers of the first round. Prizes will be given to the win- tier, runner-up, consolation bracket winner, medalist, and high and low "blind hole draw." BAAF Postpones Game Witfr Dyersburg Team The game between Hie BAAP Baseball Team and tlic Dyersburg, lenn. Army Air Field nine, scheduled lo be played there Thursday afternoon, .was postponed because of rain. It was to have been the second meeting between Ihe two teams Blytheville having defeated the TcnnesEcans in a recent game here. Arrangements will be made to nring the two teams together at Dyersburg sometime this month. Bamboo is a grass and grows as much as a foot and a halt in a day BI DOLE EXTERMINATORS Contract Service In Pcsl Control. Tree Estimates. US.5, Third Phone ZT5f «-T»t Wtnl f, 3 »j mtr . LL CS ra£ FURNITURE ARE NOT CSDia f« e«h **> «*«I »«*e-ln HUwMe, Cot Ml nrelturenn BIW. - Ahin flgrdy Funt, Co. HIS. M»ln Vhon« tH] OLIVER , FARM EQUIPMENT • Sales and Service H A.R'RISO N ' * UTO TARTS CO. HI W. Ash . >Phor.e 25M Today's Games SOUTHEBN LEAGUE Open date. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicngo at Brooklyn. Cincinnntl nl Boston. Pittsburgh al New York. St. Louis nl Philadelphia. AMERICAN LEAGUE Wnshinglon nl Chicngo. Philadelphia nl St. Louis. Boston nt Detroit. New York at. Cleveland. ' get excited over, I felt us if 1 were ngnin Boliij! nlong for Ihc ride. cd on it And (jet n loud of this, ir you don't think I have !wl every reii- son to he soincwhnl dejected. Dur- ng the 13 years I have lieen here I hnvc caught a t6tnl of 11 fish vin i)0le nml line. Thrice I tried the fly rod nnd came un with 22 bream, and not n single one wns biff enough to work xiji nn extrt| pulse heal, to say Hie lenst of n lieniiy appetite. I hnve given myself every opportunity to become n fishing addict. To got sonic pointers 1 hnvc "Tills looks like my lucky I brenlhcd under my breath. LUCK—NO IMI'KOVUAIKNT Hut it wasn't. Not much different from the rest. Fish were evident nil around us, striking everything but our hooks. We fished hard up and down Ihc dlich, tried every spot where, ns Mr. Logan repeatedly mentioned/ "Die fish ought to be," or "1 hnve caught tlic limit", nr "this Is u food spot,.if [He fish only knew It." Snnie old story, plenty of biles but all of Hie mosquito type. The only (hrill I received, oilier Hum the fine boat ride and the plens- nnt association with my friend, Mr. Logan, was when I nonclinl- unlly tossed my hungry hook out in the middle of the stream. And whnttnyn know? A crappie pounc- vim and I hauled him into tlic boat. He must hnve been u traveling snlosnian, however, for 1 tried the same spot again wllh no results. On Hint Irip Mr. Logan cnngbl a couple of pretty nice ones. The next day—without me mid ihc No. 1 son—he caught the limit in double-jig time. I went several times attenvhrds w-llli Dr. O. J. Chnstnin, then pastor of Ihe First Baptist Church, an nrdeiil fisherman and sportsman, and caught a total of four. Game Warden Joe Whiticy took me out for gone with some of Ihc experts j „„ nlr i 1)g on roui . , mrcrcnt (lllys the city boosts, but the luck was. wlth „ llot rlvCi for my score noth "How did a man with rny education wind up here? I dunno-r I guess I was just lucky!" just about the same, only nnd "worser". LUCK—NOT GOOD f remember one lime Frank Whltworth and Sylvesler (Pop) Moslcy talked me fnlo going. They were going "to take me lo a place where to cnlch some fish." They extolled Ihe merits of this particular hole, n sure-shot sitot where ithc fish were so plcntllul and anxious lo get caught that you had lo stand behind n tree to bull your hook, nnd all that fishing blarney (Irish word for baloney). Well, lo make n long story short our luck wns just nbont nil. The results were two fish (oversized minnows) nnd four million mosquito bites. The only one I caught wns so snuOl I nclunlly hnd io Help the poor, young fellow on ihc hook. He was every bit 2M Inches long. As usual, my two instructors offered O very excuse in the book, nnd several brand new ones. But they didn't help my feelings much. About a yenr Inter—it took me Hint long to recover from that mosquito beating — I went with Theodore Logan, the popiilnr city carrier and considered one of the most accomplished fisherman ever to wet n hook. "You don't hnve to get n thing, except a pole," Teddy told me. "I hnve everything, boat, motor, bait, and (he desire to fish." And he sure did. Thnt guy lias enough equipment to start n first class sportsman's store. Everything whs spick and spnn. The ol'"boy was as chippy as n ten-year old at Christmas time. Before we got under way f, loo: began to get the urge, felt a couple ot llngles play tag up and down m v spine. worse r _ chnstain and Joe "tier luck. UCK—IT CHANGES WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, June 5, 8:75 p. hi. Lowwt Admission of »ny Wrestling Arena In America. Adults, 36c, Tax 9c—Total, 45c. Reserved Scats, 12c, Tax 3c—To- tal, 15c, Children's Seals IZc, Tax 3c, Total, 15c, Reserved Scats On Sale at the Legion Arena Byery Monday from 6 p. m. on. TAG MATCH WELCH & ALLEN BYRD & SZABO 2 30-rnln. preliminaries JOE WELCH JOE SZABO FLOYD BYRD ROY ALLEN much Tills time it appeared as if in* pliiBiie was still with me. We tried several holes and nary a sign of an underwater creature. Then we landed at Armorel's newly opened lake, the original choice for the diiy. Disappointment put n damper at (lie outset. I snagged u couple of likely bream only to hnve them nice under brush and get away. A goggle eyed monster (about 3 in.) Kot caught on my dangling hook, n. A. took time out to view the wiggling beauty and let him fall back Into,Ihc water. I lost another, which Earl described ns a bass, because I insisted on looking at him dangling on the hook before attempting lo get him off. I felt "snake bit" again; felt sure this was to be another of m v "bad" clays. , Taking on some food, the world seemed to brighten within an instant. And my luck changed wilh II. For the next couple of hours I wasnt mad nl anyone. After making the rounds I lind caught 11, including four nice bnss, while the offspring shagged three, Ills fi,rsl catches. Two-thirds of the honors go to Mr. Buckle)', however, ns he managed Ihe boat and directed lo Ihe "right spots". Oh. ycs| I nearly forgot,. T cnnie back with a fish story, a cus(om r ary habit of would-be 'fisherman. And here it is: I cauht a crappie, a goggle eye. and a bass in rapid succession from the same spot and with the same kind of bait. R-c-c-e-cly, I did! Byid, Old Favorite With Fans, Returns For Tag Match Monday erablo attention from the fans. After ;i long layoff lo recover from :i .serious injury suffered during a match with ned Huberts, Welch surprised his most nrdent admirers by the way In which he performed A former tremendously big favor- pounds—willi bis tremendous speed "gainst Canny and Hays. He showed • • • -- " _i..~....-.He among local wrestling clientele returns to the American Legion arena Monday night n s one feature of (he weekly ring show. Promoter Mike Meroney announces lhat popular Floyd Byrd is coming back to participate in n tag match Dial includes Hoy (Egghead) Allen, Joe Welch and Joe Sxnbo,' anil ivhleh he believes will rate among the lop in wrestling skill nnd sheer entertainment. The matchmaker said he will put liyrd with the equally rough S/nl», wild swinging Hungarian mciinie, against the Welch-Allen combine thai proved so effective last week. For the pair of single fall preliminaries, which have a half-hour time limit apiece, in contrast to tlic 00 minutes for Ihe main event, Welch tangles with Sznuo 1 and Ilvrd lakes on Allen, Down through the years since professional wrestling first vvas Inaugurated here (here have. been many, many first ranking tough guys. And tlioy displayed how cx- Ireincly tough their- hides really were to the satisfaction of all. But observers agree almost to a man that few have anything on Ihis fellow Byrcl. "They jusl don't come any tougher," Is (lie general consensus among the fans. And right they arc. Byrd has demonstrated on more than one occasion that he cnn take punishment in wholesale lots, and al the same time do a bil of dealing of his own. Floyd Is Heavier II has been some time since Floyd last showed here. During these months that have lengthened into years he has filled out, added a bil of weight and now rates large enough lo compete with the heavyweights. And he has clone all right, too, from all reports. A veritable windmill, he makes up for his lack 01 poundage—he scales around 100 CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows .. r i:45 Except Monday, opens fi:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. Friday and Saturday Double Feature "LAW OF THE SADDLE" with Bob Livingston * Al St. John Negro Bail Club To Play Maiden Team Sunday Tlie BAAF 'Negro Baseball Team will play host to the Negro learn of Maiden, Mo., Army Air Field in a game nl Ihe athletic diamond across from the Post Chapel al 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon? II will be the third game of tlic season for the locals. They won one game and lost one lo Ihe Negro .team from tlic Walnut Ridge Anny Air Field. "JUNGLE SIREN" with Ann G'orio S1CKIAL: "Adventures at (he Flying C;idels", Chapter 1. CorniMly • Sunday and Monday "KING'S ROW" with Ann SlicriiUui .t Kobcrl Cummhigs Universal News ' SHORT: "Solilicrs In Wliife" daring and all-round skill. And, ' absolutely no signs of having slowed above all, he lias lost none of his down Ol ' bc!ll t' handicapped by the ability to absorb punishment. He '"J ui 'y a "d subsequent layoff, in- !uis won ninny matches by simply s ' ei >d, he was the same daring, outstaying his opponents; literally sklll «l slant, giving no quarter and wearing them out, to borrow an , ilsl!l "B )1011 <= In return, ft was he who | provided ihc winning punch by real blasting Cmmy/wllli a vicious kan- A ' expression. Byrd joins hands with loughie in ills own right In this boy, Biu ' 00 klck ' lllcl > fell on him for Joe proved his right lo Ihe ' '"" Ullit clinched the match. villain role on the two appe: here. Big, tough and always on the alert for a chance lo snea'k in a bit of rough stuff, the Hungarian was especially impressive as a inatman, i well as a mcanlc. Allen Makes Hit Welch and Allen, learned for ihc first time al tag matches, did all right last Monday night as they slugged, battered and hammered out ,\ well-deserved straight fall victory over 'Wild Bill" Canny and yjd Hays. Making his Mrsl start here in more than 10 yearn. Allen was unusually brilliant. Agile, smooth, he displayed an uncanny pair'of legs lhat hinged forward with power and skill with the speed of a kangaroo. He drew down the house wilh his reverse kick, inaneuverec', with his bald pate on the mat and sighting the opponent through his legs. Allen, nicknamed "egghead" because of his smooth dome and its peculiar shape, pulled several other novel stunts that attracted consid- Siiring and Summer ruNt-(/p Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round better Performance! T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrjater Deilcr P»rtj 4 Service 1*1 W. Aih Phone Z1Z3 NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday «t 1 Siiturduy 'WESTERN CYCLONE" A I'. K. C. Thriller SKKIAL ,t SHOUT Saturday OWL SHOW "JAMBOREE" ''with Michael 0'Shi-a * Susan Hayivard Selected Shorts Sunday and Monthly "BUFFALO BILL" willi Maureen O'Hara & Joel iMcltca. Fox News & Short "1 I I I I I'M SAVING WASTE All over the country wlvw «nd iweethearcs ara collecting ww» paper. They understand that our fighting men desperately need thi* critical wu materUL They ar« making • weekly habit of saving old new«paper», boxe«, wrapping*. They »r« not burning ot destroying w«t« paper — they u« Nndlng it to make or wrap more than .700,000 dlflerent war articles used by our armies. Do your part nJong with these patriotic women. Get your club*, dvk and church groups behind this movement Collect wait* paper-bundle it-and turn It In; ".", and he!p shotted the watl u. s. VICTORY WASTE PAPER CAMPAIGN Welch Loses NOJIC Joe did not lose a single fall during the entire program. He discovered a weakness in the defense of Hays thai not only produced victory in the second preliminary, but ' paved Ihc way lo win Ihe feature attraction lag match. He learned that Hays could not stand much punishment to his left arm and continued to center his allnek there. It developed later thai Hays twice suffered breaks to the arm, ihc last one not many months ago. The show will ycl under way nl 8:30, and Ihe fans can t>e assured of a cool building, Promoter Me- rohey has promised. The arena will be opened and fans started long before the first match to insure comfort against possible torrid temperature, he said. WE FILL AU, DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVr. XOU MONEX STEWART'S M Drn* Ster e M»ln A Ijk. Phom t Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn from Hluh Sch«l WANTE Bring Your Leftover SOYBEANS to Us. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 West Main I'hones 85G—857 Wfsr Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Friday and Saturday 'Frontier Badmen 7 with Kobcrt I'iiigc, Anne Gwynnc ami Leo Carillo SEKIAL: "King of (lie flfounfics" Saturday Midnight Show* Starts 11 I'. M. ' 9/ 'Charlie Chan In The Chinese Cat' wilh Sidney 'J'olcr A Joan Wuodbury Selected Short Sunday and Monday A SALVO of THRILLS! BEERY FayBAINTER Reginald OWEN y* RAY COLLINS , H'. 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