The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 7, 1944 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BL/miEVILLK (A«K.) COUR1EH NEVS WEDNESDAY, JUN'E 7, VVy/ieHorse Wins First In Comb Show Strolling Meny Boy, owned by Hlraw'W Wylie of Blythevillc and exhibited by J. B. Smith, noted yct- eran"shov,nian of Como, Miss, took one first place and one third place In the gigantic three-diy Meridian .' (Miss) Hore Show that closed Sat,' iuiss > Hoise Show that closed Saturday night Making his (list appearance, the big red roan Tennessee walking stal- UorT'defeated a crack field in the three-year-old walking stallions and geldings'; with Midnight Mae, owned by W. M. Duncan, Inverness, Miss., and exhibited by Steve Hill, second. The three-yeai-old son of Merry Boy stepped out of his age class In the Junior Walking Stakes for four years and under, but took third place, behind Diamond LII, owned and-exhibited by Mr. Duncan; and Queen of Sheeba, Beaver Dam Stables, 'Clayton, Mis.s Mr. Wylie was elated over the showing of his young colt and said l>e Intended to return him to Blythe- ville'Jor the \arious horse shows that: are scheduled for Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, sponsored here by the Junioi Chamber of Commerce. Complete results of the two.evenls in which the local-horse competed: Three-year-old walking stallions and geldings: 1. Strolling Merry Boy, owned by H. W. Wylie. Blythc- yllle 1 . and exhibited by J. B. Smith, Como':, Miss.; 1 Midnight Mac, owned by W. M. Duncan, Inverness, Miss.; exhibited by Steve Hill; 3 Robert The Devil, owned by Chase Cofr.ellus, Birmingham, Ala.; exhibited by Sherrlll Mooie, 4. Duke, owned and exhibited by Bill Taylor, Brookhaven, Miss.;; 5. Allen's Ace Hlgh,,owned and exhibited by Jimmy Lackey, Forest, Miss.; 6. Red Hunter Allen, owned and exhibited by Dr. E A Russell, McComb, Miss. Junior Walking Stake—4 yeais and under: 1 Diamond LII, owned and exhibited by W. M. Duncan Inverness, Miss.; 2. Queen of Shcc- ba, Beaver Dam Stables, Clayton Miss.; 3; Strolling Merry Boy, owned by Hiram W. Wylie, Blytheville, exhibited by J. B. Smith, Como, Miss. Medal of Honor Man BUCKET Bf J. P. FBIKND. Lieut. Clyde (Bud) Wilson Is back n the air, and Is happy once more. . . Stationed in England, the ex- Jlilck all-round star athlete, had leen grounded for correction of an lilment, but Is okay now, he writes ils wife, the former Edith Edds, , . . He recently was appointed :hlef lest pilot, the type of work he was engaged In while in the United He has met a couple Capl. Maurice L. Brill, above, former All-American football star of Lonoke, Ark., receives Congressional Medal of Honor at special 1 ceremony during commencement exorcises at (he University ot ' ' - Arkansas. Fayetlesviile. of boys who graduated with him at Lubbock, Texas. . . Corp. Glen nunch likely will soon encounter our friend—and his—Capt. James Ace Puckett If not already. . . He hns been sent to Fort George Meade, Md., and lias the same address as the former local Junior High and Shawnee High school coach (AGF, E.D. No, 1, Ft. QCO. Menclc, MO.) ... My kid brother, Ervino, who Is signalman 2-c on a mine sweeper and may have been on the front row In yesterday's Invasion, has a novelty inslgna on his boat. . . It Is a copy of Buggs Bunny standing with legs crossed against u large mine with a broom named Davis, both of Blytheville, and "Red" Parker of Osccola. . . Lee has sent home many interesting souvenirs, Including a Jap gas ma.sk, name plates of several Nip plaiigs that, had the misfortune of getting In the way of American guns, and many shell beads. , . He reports the Seabees are the "trad- Ingcst bunch of guys I ever saw" . . . Money Isn't worth very mud as a purchasing agent where he Is— i the Solomons, so the boys ge usy, find what they want am iarter for it. . . Sounds like tin naklngs of future business men! STORK VISITS BESHARES The long-legged white bird, of en pictured lugging a package li On the Sidelines BY JOHN II..BELTOKD United Press Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, June 7. (UP Oklahoma Is viewing with Interest Governor Adklns' drive to , banish horse racing from Arkansas. A traveler from the Sooner State . - , . _, . VTI j says that the Oklahoma folks arc Maybelle, owned by T A Htgdon,, * take Arkansas' place In Forest, Miss., exhibited by J. H Nob- < ^ w - lt A ' dkl ls ham, Ala.; B Robert The Devil, owned by Chase Corlellus, Birmingham, Ala, exhibited by Sherlll Moore; 7. Alnmn's Walking Jane, owned and exhibited by J. T. Hata r •way, Union, Miss.; 8. Red Hunter's Allen; owned and exhibited by Dr. E A. Russell, McComb, Miss. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE New Orleans at Memphis, night. Nashville at Atlanta. Birmingham at Little Rock. fKnoxville at'Chattanooga. , AMERICAN LEAGUE ' Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. P&iladelphia ,at Brooklyn. • Boston at New York, night. . Only games scheduled. *• NATIONAL LEAGUE New -York at Boston. Detroit at Chicago, night. The Ordnance Department mus provide the" guns, cannon an - • boffite for new U. S. aircraft tha ' lire- rolling . o5 production line faster than one every fiv e minute. acing at Oaklawn Park In' Hot luiings. '. :'• Of course, Oklahoma has no big aclng season like that at Oaklnwn ts racing Is more or less' for the jcneflt of Oklahoma nags: But the Oil State is willing to start from the wttom. And If Arkansas gives horse •aclng the.legal boot, ll may be pos- ilble for Oklahoma to tnke over. At present, several small tracks are in operation in the neighboring state. Piirscs are small and the hor ;es are the lowest ; platers oh th tracks. But the Oklahoma folk arc interested In horse.racing. And plenty of Oklahoma trad [ans arc hoping that Arkansas .wI! i>an racing. For they feel that A'r kansas' loss will be Oklahoma's gall Sports writers often neglect thb's sports which appeal to the greatest number of their readers. . For Instance checkers. It has been a long time since a checker tournament cracked the big headlines in the nation's dallies. And. yet the game of checkers is probably played by more people than any olhor Indoor game outside of cards. A checker match did crack the headlines of the Blythevillc Courier cws last week. Seems u group of lythcvllle checker fans—under Coach" John Foster—are holding cgular contests with n' group of :iccker fiends from i'iirngould. Last week the Pnriigould teamed by M. 6. Ralcy—swamped the Mythevllle stjuad, 131 to 00. Ralcy nd his team-mate, Carney Buch in his hand. Naturally, Buggs has that silly grin on his puss. One of the boys sketched It am caught the fancy of the sklppe who permitted It to be adopted. . A larse reproduction has bcei painted on the stack as the offlcla Insignia. . . His address is Wllsoi E; Friend, Siu 2-c, USS YMS 342 '•.',. FPO, NYC. . . LANDS ON ISLAND ! J vt. Herman Cross Posey. wh i three cornered fold, has Paid irofcsslonal visit to the house o he Sergt. Homer Besharses In Cal fornla. . . Its a baby girl who ha been named porothy Lee. . . Th -— -• Mothe was the former Elna Pounds. Its now Major Mai Mclllwain News of the promotion came froi Hew Guinea, where Mai Is currently stationed. . . . Graduate of Walnut Ridge Again Loses To Blytheville The BAAP Baseball Team dcfcat- d the Walnut Ridge Army Air 'icld nine by a 9-7 score In a wild- ilttlng game played here Tuesday iftcrnoon. It was the locals' fourth victory ivcr the Rldgers and came after >!aycrs from both ngijrcgfttlons had walloped the ball hard all aftcr- 10011. Walter Blalek, catcher, was the .ending littler tor the Blylhcvlllc svcnts that were held started with! Baseball Standings nass prayers. ° There were only two major KOUTlll-UlN LEAGUE Ojigue games scheduled, two arc- Memphis 2117 .552 .ight contests in the National Little Rock 21 11 .552 Lcgue. Both were postponed. Birmingham 21 17 .552 Some minor circuits followed suit. Atlanta 20'17 .541 There were no games at all In the Knoxvllle 20 1'' .64.1 Eastern and international Leagues Nashville 19 18 -SM and the American Association. New Orleans 15 23 .395 America's major race track shut Chattanooga 1324 .351 AMEHICAN LKAGUK .. . . - , W. L. Pel. and Chicago's Lincoln Fields were Sl Louls 2 1 20 their gates. The racing events at Aqueduct, Suffolk Downs, Detroit postponed until today. New York 22 18 The only two ovals In operation Dc t,. 0 [t, 24 22 in the United States and Canada C j,| Cago ' _'"" "'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 20 were Delaware Park and Meadows in California. farm Labor Shortage Delays Court Session STUTTGART. Ark., June 7 (UP) —Arkansas Circuit Court inSlault- TJ-., BilJ Boston . 21 23 'Philadelphia 20 22 Cleveland .21 25 Washington 20 24 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis 29 H Pittsburgh 23 16 Centenary College, Shreveport, La., Major Mclllwnln was adjutant at (lie Blytheville Army Air Field and transferred to Florida shortly after Col. Stranathan, his commanding officer here, was given another assignment. . . . Lieut Roy L. Ashabranner, rated one of the finest all-round athletes ever developed,. In Mississippi County, has Joined the 37 division on Bougainville. . . A native of Manila, sports team, getting three safeties out of rive trips to the plate, one of his blows being a homer. Pitcher Mel Parnell and Outfileldcr Frank Sproul also got four-baggers. Parnell, southpaw, started on the mound for the BAAF and was relieved by Earl Loveless In the sixth Inning when Manager Robert Tubbs of the locals decided to save the ftbander's arm for the big game Ith the Fourth Perry Command ere Saturday. Results of Tuesday's game showed ilythevillc with 9 runs, 12 hits nd 3 errors, and Walnut Ridge 'ith 7 runs, 12 lilts and 5 errors. In addition to Saturday's game he DAAF will meet the Stuttgari \rrny Air Field nine in a game hei* .unday, and will go to Walnut Ridge or a game Monday. art has been adjourned by Judge V. J. Waggoner to relieve the arm manpower shortage. Harvesting .oats and seeding rice ave been delayed by excessive ainfall. The court will reconvene n July 10 at which time the case f Rube Timmons will be tried. Timmons is alleged to have ad- nltted h?. killed Garficlri Echols [ Lookout community near Cassco. Echols' body was found In a field. Timmons has ben released under ond for appearance at the July cssion of the Circuit Court. gained considerable attention as an Hotbed, Lieut. Ashabranner has nan took scoring honors with 32 aquatic and tennis star while « been in the service two years, and olnts each. Harry Lutes was high udcnt at Blythevillc High school, overseas approximately six months or Blythevillc with 21 points. The checker teams each have five icn. And play Is intense—and very clentlfle. ' ' * • • That ingenuity of the American oldler that one hears so much ibout those days will mean more luck hunting for T-Sgt. Dale J. 'rice of the Stuttgart Army All- Base. Sergeant, Price, who hails from awnec, Okla., has been at the Stuttgart field for some two years —and has developed Into a rnbld duck hunter while stationed in the midst of Arkansas' duck paradise. But as It is for the rest of the duck hunters, the shortage of shotgun shells was a problem. Minis duck hunters have learned to reload both center-fire cartridges and sliot- gun shells—but it has heretofore been done with the uld of manufactured primers, used to fire the powder charge. And primers have been even more scarce than the loaded shells since the war. Dscil Paper C:iris With nil those ducks Hying around Sergeant ,Piice,began to use tha legendary "soldier ingenuity." H solved the primer problem with th use of cap pistol ammunition- an made the paper cnps work. When t'n caps ran out, he took the mlxlnr of! the tips of kitchen mulches an proceeded to make them work So, as long us powder and sho are obtainable, Price \vlll contlnu to shoot ducks. . i, * * Gene Lambert, head basknlba He has been on New Caledonia, Panama, and Guadalcanal before getting his latest address ... He is a graduate of Arkansas Static College, Jonesboro. ad advised his parents, Mr. and TS, L. c. Posey, that he has ar- vcd satcly on an .Island some- hcrc In the Southwest Pacific. . . c says the scenery Is beautiful nd there arc plenty of cocoanuts. . . He Is the younger brother to •lent. L. C. Posey, Jr., who bagged Is first Jap plane recently in Inin. . . First Class Petty Officer e c Moore, who has been in the 'acific War theater with the gal- ,-, . > ant Scabccs for almost two years, UfQCiniZGCj vrlles (hat lie has met three boys "-' rom this area, Odls Jarrettl, a boy Safety Swimming Classes Will Be Mrs. George M. Lee, chairman o the Safety Swimming project fo coach at the University of Arkansas, ch i ckflsawbi , District of the Amer s going to explain the Razorback lcan Red Cross tod anntnmcc tyle of basketball to Oklahoma high registration for the classe school teachers during a summer , v m be held Friday morning, froi coaching school nt the University ,n ,n, n ,,vin<-k ot ih« RrmfH m •slty of Oklahoma Aug. 1 through Aug.\4. Lambert says his work nt the school will consist largely of lec- 10 till 11 o'clock, at the South en trance to the bathhouse at Walkc Park. demor Some 75 Oklahoma high school coaches are expected to be on hand. * * ' . -i. The Southern Association—along with virtually every league in organized baseball—Is going to' pay lilting tribute to the Allies' flshf-, ing men on the day of the invasipp of Western Europe. President Billy Evans says' that if the news is received after the start of a game, the game will be halted for a period of several minutes sir lence. -If the news is received before the game starts, appropriate ceremonies will be held before tho umpires call "play ball." '•ans and Players Join ' Nation In D-Day Prayers By United Press The world of sports joined in D Da v prayers yesterday. Sports fan ind players Joined the millions o Americans who thronged th churches everywhere, praying fo success in Western Europe, and fo ,he safely of their loved ones. Most of the bail clubs, race track ind fight arenas cancelled or I poncd their programs. The athletic Cincinnati New York Boston Brooklyn Philadelphia Chicago Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: New Orleans 6, Memphis 4. Birmingham 5, Little Rock 2. Chattanooga 10-9, Knoxville 9-8 AMERICAN LEAGUE Open date. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Brooklyn, postponed. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, postponed. Only games scheduled. 24 18 20 i V!3 21 20 10 23 11 22 13 25 .522 .488 .417 .476 .451. .455 Pet. .674 .590 .571 .4(55 .457 .452 .438 .342 U yo» winl l« Honrf. fiJ-1,1, US 11!F, (OH AKE NOT U.SINO lor oultl Also liberal trade-in tiltwutc* toi ,. Co. Chun. CIW i. *n aew, AlTin flariiy HI E. Main B I DOLE EXTERMINATORS Contract Service in Pest Control. Free Estimates. 115 S. Third Phone 2751 A total of 4,275 Ohio women today arc serving with the Waves. MEXSANA SOOTHING MEDICATED POWDER Soothes and protect* baby's tender irritated skin. Sprinkte [on freely after every change. classes, which will be given unde the supervision of Miss Alice Sa iba, Mrs. Lee announced. Instruction is free, and no charge Is made-for the use of the pool, but each person taking trie course must pny a charge of IDc, to cover the cost of laundering the clothes bags.. Now Open MARTIN'S CAFE Specializing' In Delicious Steak Dinners Real Southern Barbecue Sandwiches—Cold Drinks UEER ON TAP AND IN BOTTLES JOHN FOSTER, Manager 114 >y. Main ' '' ' • Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES!!09 W. Main SL Phone 2912 Phone 565 CHICKASAW West Main Near 2Ist SI. Sat. slirls K:45; Sun. starts Ii45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "SKYLARK" with Cliiudcltc Colbert & Kay Milland and SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS' with Veronica I/ake £- Joel Mcllca I I • 1 i i I i ,1 l ii i i i I'M SAVING WASTE PAPER! .!• • • All over die country wiret and rweethwurti at* collecting wu« paper. Thoy underload that out fighting men desperately need tnk critical wax material. "SUNDAY, JUNE 18TH, IS FATHER'S : DAY' Neckwear \s *. ;•«' */* ••••••«•• NEW THEATR^ Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at 1 Wednesday & Thursday "THE MAN FROM DOWN UNDER" with Charles Laughtoa Fox News & Short As You Like It Tins neckwear really has everything . . . color—art—design '• If your suit is <iuiel—without much pattern—wear colorful lies. If your suit is somewhat subdued in pattern—see that your neckwear is gtiy in pattern. Here is a magnificent .selection of figures, scrolls, dots and stripes. Domestic and Imported. $].50 and from §1 up to §3.50 en ' . i r tab it of uving old aewipapert, bozo, wrapping*. They trt not burning or dertroying wutt paper — they are Modlng it to make at wrap more than 700,000 different war article* used by our armies. , =•' •• l " Do ywr part along with th«« patriotic woman. G«t your clubf, civic »ud church group* behind thli movement Collect wast* paper—bundle lt-*nd turn It in \ r , rt and help ihorttm tfa* wirl I u. s. VICTORY WASTE PAPER CAMPAIGN \ MEAD'S Open 7:30 J Show Starts 7:45 f Wednesday & Thursday MAIN STRUT .SUNDAY, JUNE 18TII, IS FATHER'S DAY, »- 7 7Y HerstoHoUl * *A News of the IJay Shnrls

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