The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 13, 1948 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 13, 1948
Page 13
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^THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1(148 slcrrackMeeT Opens Tomorrow . L.S.U., Auburn and .Georgia Tech Rated ^Conference Favorites BIRMINGHAM. Ala., May 13- CUPJ—Tlie I6th annual Southeastern Conference track and field meet opens here tomorrow with 4-1 of the 7 medal winners of last vear returning lo seek new laurels " L S. rj., Auburn and Georgia Tech, the perennial cinder path strongholds of the SEC, are enter- Ing strong teams again. However Tech will be seriously crippled by the loss of Buddy Fowlkes. Fowlkes who sprained an ankle a month Hgo. won three first places In tho dashes and hurdles last year and took a third place in (lie broad ;UI»D—for a total of ie points In several events, the enlire group of place winners last year will be entered again. But many of Ihe youngsters have improved during (he year. Cnml Marks Kxpeeted Paul Bicnz. Tulane comet who wears contact lenses lo cut down wind resistance from his spectacles. has ,i 9.4 world's record time in the 100-yard dash and a iO.C in the 2?^But he was heldcd by a tail *«•• on both of his sensational nines. Bient ii-ill |jc opposed by such speedsters as Dill Adams of Florida, and Jimmy Walker and Chaunccy Woods of Auburn. Tom Swift Dickey, the L. S. U. veteran and solder of six SEC victories in-his three years of competition, has Invaded the ranks of the quarter and half-iniler.s. He won his first titles in the 100 and 220 dashes, Milers Bark .• . But his best times this year hafe been in -the 440 and 880. He lias a 48.5 for .the quarter and 1:55.7 in the 880. Only 1.7 off the conference record set by Billy nogan of Kentucky In 193.7. Milers Fred Carley and Whitey Overtoil) of Auburn and Red Smith of Georgia Tech me back: In.- the field events, defending champion George Hills of Florida will return to putt the shot.' He is unbeaten this year and almost a cinch to repeat. Herb Graves of If- S. U. will be seeking a new re- cor ain slinging the discus. Other returning stars include Joe Penningtom of Auburn in the hurdles, Jim Loflin of L. S. U. in the javelin throw arid Ronald of L,. S. U. in the high BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS The Real Article Columbia, S. C, Adopts French Town Still Battling to Undo War's Damage While the camera crew in the background watches in San Fernando. C.ihf.. Bcbc [<uth shows Bill Bcndix the stance and swine that made him the bullan of Sw at. Bendix plays the home ran lam- in 3 movie version of the Dam's life, and the Krealest of the Yankees is the technical adviser. »jr United Preaa Staff O'orrr»p«iujriit BERCK-SUR-MER, France. May 13.—(UP)—The people of this war- r»vage<i town on the French channel coast hope for belter limes now that Ihey have been adopted by "Ihe great city of Columbia in Carolina of the South." Today Ihe resldcnls of Berck- Sur-Mer sent (heir thanks lo the people of Columbia, S. C., "(or all hey want to do for our unfortunates.' A fishing town and once a famous dimmer resort, this Normandy vil- age la still In shambles three years -.fter V-E Day. "We have no funds," the deputy mayor said sadly. He estimated hut some 10,000 former residents are still unable to return to their hometown because of Ihe severe housing shortage. Between « and 46 per cent of Berck-Snr-Mer's building* have been tlllier destroyed or damaged by German occupation or allied bombings along the coast. Red Cross officials said many of the inhabitants do not have enough clothes and that shoes were vmrli- nularly needed. More than 7000 men of the lown were prisoners of war mid they must wear rastoff army uniform* because (here are no suitable clolhes. This town, where as many H s 100.000 tourists came rinrliiK the summer seasons, for curative salt baths along lls shores, now has more than children less limn lliree year, old who are. tmder- nourlnhed becauw of the m |iv shortage. There la little here to attract tourljfc now. The Miiltorltmis that filed the town before the war were taken over by the Germans durltir Ihe occupation and then destroyed before the Invasion. Allied bombings did th« resl. »ul the Inhabitants of Berck- Sur-Mer believe that with h«lu they can rebuild Iheir town Into the famous resorl it once was. First they mint' hav« enough houses and food for their own people. After that the rebuilding will not be too haid.. That 1* why th»y are thankful ( 0 Ihe residents of Columbia, 8. C for a helping hand from "the Carolina of the South." Race Horse Fans Have Been Dropping Coins in Preakness for a Long Time MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS (By United Tress) Leading batesnien: American League Player and club AB R H Pet. Boudreau.- Cleveland 63 12 27 ,42!) Williams. Boston .... 13 21 30 .411 Zarilla, si. Louis 60 8 24 4tK) Kcltner. Cleveland ... 63 14 23 365 Dillinger, St. Louis .. 65 13 23 .354 National T.rague Holmes, Boston • 39 3 is \4g2 Blalnik, Philadelphia 36 11 16 .444 Gustine,, Pittsburgh ..72 14 28 .389 Haas. Philadelphia ..54 9 20 .310 Musial, St. Louts .... 65 U 24 .369 Home. Run Keltner, Indians 10. Williams, Red Sox 7. Saner,' Reds 7. i By Oscir Fraley United i'rcss Sports Writer NEW YORK, May 13. (OPI—Citation, the Kcnt'uclcy derby'winner, •;is very likely to create a minus pool in the Preakucss on Saturday but it won't: put the Maryland Jockey Club out-of business. • .';Ei-en'sucr. air illustrious .bettor as George'Washington found'out long ago that it. costs money to 'buck Ihe gee gees in the old line state. The father of our country, like many of his children, discovered thi-s irrevocable fact in 1762 when lie went to the Maryland races. The Maryland Jockey Club, olrfcst of us kind in the country, then was 18 years old. It Is still operating at a. healthy 234, which demonstrates clearly that it can assimulale a minus pool on occasion. " It s rhe Georjjes who pay; along with liie Toms. Dicks and Harrys.' - And Washington made his-'contribution, although you .might say George was lucky. He only dropped His entire trip to the races, however, srt George" back a neat $316.40. But he must have been a pretty sharp l.nnd with the pasteboards. Washington salvaged $52 playing cards, cutting the cost of his vacation down'to $264.40. Fortunately for Jiim. he had not become the public figure then that iie was to be a few years later. Imagine how ranch more it would Lave cost liim had he been famous —and plaqued with hot tips. All of these details arc recorded faithfully in Washington's dairy H reads like this: "Traveling expenses, 2 pounds, 10 i shillings; servants in trip, 17 »liill- | ings; sundry tickets lo the play [there, one pound; sundry tickets to j the ball there. 12 shillings; two . boxes of claret, 25 pounds; horse, i 50 pounds; charily, 2 pounds, :) ; shillings; cash lost on races' J I pound, six shillings. "And from all this was deducted : :a iMimds won at cards." The deduction to be drum from i.hc itemized list is that Washington iiad himself a time. And why not, on a hundred bucks worth of wins? For i; you work it all out at cur• •cnt rlay prices, that's the liquor bill. A pound now is worth $4 and a shilling equals 20 cents. And in those days a pound didn't have un. aernounshed ounces. Vet, even without the added handicap of a form sheet and a hawk- fr's printed selections, George couldn't beat the ponies. For there, indubitable in his own handwriting, is that: "Cash lost on races, one pound. six shillings." You might also suspicion that line rends; "Horse, 5C pounds." It could be that Washington's losses really were »206.2O. Manys Ihe time your mutual maniac figured. .he bought a horse without benefit of riding it home. Maybe George had that 50 pounds, or $200, riding on a dust coated nose. And even if hi 5 losses were onlv the one pound, six shillings— a present day total of J6.2O— it was a lot of many for those days. Remember, that was the time when -a dollar went 'clear across the Potomac! i The wind furnishes electricity lo lmoi-« diait 1,000,000 farm horns, m Hie United Statei and Canada. Sun Government Operation in Army KNOXVIU.E, Tenn., May 1 3 .._ (UP)—A Knox County Army veteran today 1» asking dam*te from the United States jovern- nient. The veteran, tt-year-old George Col« Sitillh, charges In a law suit that any doctor, operated on him while he wius In the service and caused lilm 'to low his voice lo become parallted, and to be robbed of certain mental faculties." The mill WM filed in Federal Court here under * special act of l»48 which allows Individuals to sue he rovernmenl for ne«ll«enc« of Its aiients. Smith I* now a patient at Mur- reesboro. Tenn,. Veteran* Admlnla- trallon Hospital. New Owaefcita Channel Being tfndftt OAMDEN. Ark., Itay It. The crew of tit, tiniUd Dredge Bout Todd tUrtM 9 new channel for UM River below JSandr Tt-ir day. The work Is bell* don. wttH UM assistance of u. & rnflnaaca to eliminate the danger at rtmttm losing the OuachiU Kimr Umwfc the Treartway dough cutoff tbm« the Camden boat dock. . Head Courier News Want Ads. 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