The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 9, 1944
Page 8
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'EIGHT Walters Again Defeats Cards Cincinnati Pitcher Subdues Red Birds Third Time, 2-1 By United I'ress Tlie St. Louis Cardinals are running away from the rest of the National League/but they can't do » thing with Bucky "Wallers. Last night the ace pitcher of Ihe Cincinnati Reds made his third start of the season against the Cards, and licked them for the third time. The game was played at Clncln- nall. The- Reds won 2 to 1, and that's the first time the Cardinals have managed to score on Wallers . this season. He's won nine games so far. The Cardinals scored thctr run in the ninth Inning and got the tying run to third. But it died there as Danny LUwhiler filed out to end the game. The Brooklyn Dodgers hnd n big d»y In Brooklyn. They whipped the Philadelphia Phillies In both ends of a, doubleheader. The Dodgers took (he first game 6 to 3 with a four-run rally In the eighth inning. In the. second game right-hander Ed Head got back his winning form. He turned In a six-hitter as Brooklyn won 8 to 1. . • The Dodgers and Phils swapped places, in the National League standings. The Dodgers moved from seventh place to fifth arid the Phils dropped to seventh. At Pittsburgh, the Chicago Cubs trounced the Pirates 10 to 6. The Cubs staked an eight-run rally In the second liming,- sewing tip the game for HI vandenberg, who relieved Hank Wyse In the lifth. Preacher Roe was the loser. The New . York Giants sent Bill Volselle against the Boston Braves at New York. .Volselle staggered through to give the Giants a 6 to 4 victor}'. Jim Tobin was the loser. Father Follows 3 Sons TEXARKANA, Tex. (UP)—W. B. Ely, 47, htuTtwo sons—both staff sergeants—in the Army Air Force. when his third son, John, 17, <•-- llsled in the Navy recently, E?y could stand It no longer. He enlisted in the Navy. too. DOPE BUCKET HI J. P. FROND HATS OFF DEPARTMENT While our loved ones are in the service, some in the thick of fighting on foreign soil this very moment, others on this side of the vast oceans getting ready for the conflict, there Isn't anything we at home would not do to lighten the tremendous mental and physical burden; lake their places If possible. . . We buy bonds, write encouraging letters, and send packages filled with home-cooked goodies, and pray to God that His will be done. Thanks to my good friend, joe Applebaum of Osceoln, who has <]\ unusually sensitive ear for news, there comes a story of n man who created an "extra something" to help our boys, nnd to whom this original edition of the "Hats Off Department" is respectfully dedicated, This man who already 1ms meant so much to the servicemen and their families in nnd n round Osceola Is The Rev. L. T. Lawrence, paslor of Ihe First Presbyterian Church of osccola. Once n month we write a personal letter, four pages In length, mimeographs it and malls it to all of the boys whose addresses he already has or can learn. Entitled "Hands and Heart — Across Hie Sen", these letters not only are original, but quite clever and newsy. The v contain bits of gossip and news from Main street, Jokes on those left at home, cxccrps from letters the boys write him. Invariably, he ends the Interesting letters with a comforting passage or passages from the scriptures, followed by a paragraph which he ciilllles "Seriously Speaking" LIST HAS GROWN Since the practice storied before Christmas—letter No. 8 for June lias just been mailed—the popularity and mailing list have grown to nn amazing height nnd length. Originally, there were some 50 names on Hie list. Now (here are more thnn 300 and growing with every succeeding edillon. However, there l s no telling the extent of good these letters are doing, the number of homes they reach. Usually th c toys pass them along to their buddies, who in turn give them to others, nnd so on down the line. Mr. George Doyle, Osccola |x>st- master, told of an Interesting incident that gives some Jdcn of the Influence of the letters, During a recent professional visit, a postal Inspector, asked Mr. Doyle who was L. T. Lawrence. After the postmaster had Identified him the postal official explained that his son, who Is overseas and n native of Missouri, licul written him about read- Ing one of the letters, how much he had enjoyed It, and what it Jiad meant to him nnd Ihe others Vho had been forlunate enough lo gel hold of a copy. While not certain, I have an Idea that the Inspector looked up Mr. Lnwrcnce and personally relayed the message. There Is no subscription fee for these letters, of course. Those who have sons or daughters In the service who would like to linve n copy sent them need only to contact Rev. Lawrence, giving their names nnd complete mailing addresses. CITIZENS MAKE FUND Exiicnsc Involved In the preparation and mailing of these "ammunition bits" docs not fall 0:1 tlie shoulder of the minister, though he did start It and likely intended to finance the deal. When the good merchants and citizens of Osccola learned of the project they Immediately collcclcd n sizeable' sum of money, gave it to Rev. Lawrence unri told him when that was gone there would be more to come. There Is an Interesting sidelight story behind this business. At the outbreak of tho war Rev. Lawrence BLYTILEVlLLIi (ARK.). .COUlUEIt NEWS Yankee Flipper. volunteered for active (Inly as n chaplain, but was rejected. They tell me that he made four such attempts to get In the service, but no go. He fell a keen desire to serve the boys and tiic letter deal came as a result. Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence came to Osccola from Lebanon, Tenn.. after i successful pastorate there. They bave lliree sons. Tlic oldest, Cnrcy s a cadet in the Army Air Corps' Paul hns just, finished Cnstlc Heights Military Academy, passed •us physical nnd mental ex:un!na"°"s for entrance Into (lie Army Air Corps, and awaits his nod from Uncle Sum to don the belovcci Khaki for a chance to fly. The youngest, Billy, Ls at home. Hals off to you, Rev. T. L. Lawrence! Keep up the good work. Mail is ammunition so keep passing it! Camp Gets Nursery NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UP)—visitors to nearby Camp Jo- scph T. Robinson may "check their children—aged two to 10—at a special nursery set up under direction of [he,,school board. By HAItltV NBA Snorts Kiliior NEW YORK.-Ken Sells of the All-American Girls Professional Softball League announces that the Ruth Tiffany School of Chicago has been appointed personality counsel for 120 players training at Pcru- LaSalle, 111. President Sells explains that this is in keeping with the circuit's policy of giving girls a chance lo be (flrls on the field and off—of making women out of girl ball players. After seeing them lear around the bases last summer, perhaps Sells feared they would grow up to be alligators or something. Anyway, the extra course covers personal groom- lug, appearance and social behavior. Now suppose this thing spreads, Fewer War Prisoners Available For Work LITTLE ROCK, June 9 (UP) — Associate Director Aubrey D. Gates of the Arkansas University Agricultural Extension Service, says there Is little hope in obtaining ad- "II would have worked, no doubt," recalls Ol' Case, "but I would have been in a dozen jails, penitentiaries and hospitals." Brother Rickey wants the promising ball player lq have a somewhat brighter future. The Dodgers, formerly the Bums, already have the silk panties. The next step is lavender and old lace. FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 1944 --—• as, aflcr he had been Informed tliat Arkansas' total of prisoners available to case the farm labor situation had been reduced, says eight service command officiate told him tlie prisoners and guards lust aren't available. The number of prisoners In Arkansas lias been cut from some 9000 to 5000. But Gates Is of the opinion that prisoner labor could at best be only a ' drop in the bucket" of the suA. ply needed. Ana he says extension^ workers are seeking to uncover additional crop harvesters wlthlij the and tlie All-Amerlean Girls Professional Softball League already has made one shining contribution to major league baseball. Branch Rickey got the Idea for tlie robin's egg blue silk suits the ISrooklyns are wearing under the lights this season while watching the gals hit tho ilirt without mussing their hair The first thing we know they'll be handing Pepper Afar-tin a book of etiquette. The sloppier athletes will \K placed under the tutelage of Albert of Fifth Avenue. There'will be slogans such as "The well-groomed player ivlns the applause," etc The batting posture of Lou Bou- rtreau and another one or two might 1)0 considered highly objectionable. You're likely to see the afternoon I or night when Uppy Leo Durochcr i charges an umpire with something | "Excuse me, mister, please. I dislike to bring this up. This protest comes /rom my head, not from my heart, but it is my humble opinion Hint you were in error on Hie last decision, it is extremely detrimental to our cause. I fully recognize the fact that your only objective Is to be just. "Won't you be good enough to reconsider it, kind sir?" Casey Stengel testifies that when lie was a young fellow Kid Elberfeld gave him complete advice on how to crash and remain in (lie big show. dltlonal war prisoners for farm work in Arkansas. Gates, who went to Dallas, Tex- From Reel to Real Screen Craig Stevens, above, were "wed" in the motion picture "Tlic Doughgirls," and lilted tho idea so much that they decided to do it in real life. They plan to be married on June 18. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis ............. 23' 17 Birmingham .......... 22 18 Atlanta Rock 575 2' 18 22 J ............. 20 19 ashville ............. 2 0 20 Chattanooga ......... ]5 2 * New Orleans .......... )5 25 NATIONAL LEAGUE <=, , , w - L S;. r ,?» ls ............. 29 15 Pittsburgh ............ 24 17 Cincinnati ........... 35 ]9 New York ............. 22 23 Brooklyn ............. 21 24 ooston ......... '21 11 Philadelphia ...... ::;: n 2 < c "lcago .............. 14 25 .513 .500 .385 375 .659 585 ' 668 .489 .467 <na :«<; .359 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Chattanooga 7, Knoxvllle 5 Memphis 0, New Orleans 1 Nashville 5, Atlanta 2 Uttle Rock 6, Birmingham 5 NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 6-8, Philadelphia 3-1 New York 6, Boston 4. Chicago 10, Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 2, St. Louts 1. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE New Orleans at. Memphis-. Birmingham at .Little Rock Knoxvllle at Chattanooga ' Nashville at Atlanta NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Brooklyn, night Chicago at Pittsburgh, night Only games scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Philadelphia, night Washington at Philadelphia, night Cleveland at St. Louis, niBht B ' Only games scheduled. f for your i. ; : Summer wardrobe suez cloth cooly tailored in the famed shops of HART SCHAFFHER & MARX Exclusively in Blytheville at MEAD'S Man, it's li-o-;. Isn't it? And docs your suit fee) as ihougli it was soaked in perspiration? If it does, and you feel siicky and clammy, ihen the solution to cool comfort plus smart appearance is a Suez Cloth suit, by Hart Schaffner & Marx. It is liglil in weight, it is all-wool, and is practically wrinkle-proof. It's porous, it absorbs moisture ... and best of all it's tailored to fit like your regular weight suit. 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