The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 15, 1945 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 15, 1945
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PAGE EIGHT Jonesboro Beats Juniors, 36-20 Whiriwinds Repeat With Second Victory Over Papoose Five • The Junior Higli boys' basketball team'went down In detent last' night for the!second time In regular games this season when they lost to the Jonesboro Whirlwinds 30-20., The same team from Cralglicad' County defeated the locals a week ngo On the Jonesboro court. Gerald Reagan made 11 points io be high man for the locals while Charles Stevens, with 17, captured honors among Hie visitors. Jack Elliott and Bills' Wayne Me- Fariftnd fouled out, for BlythcvUle, In an opening game, scheduled with Recce, some of (he Recce team failed to show up so Blythcvlllc boys filled in and the substitute squad defeated the regular Juniors, 24-11. The locals have been Invited to participate in the district tournament .at Jonesboro next .week, it was announced by Miss Warren Foster, coach of the squad, who bossts the honor of being the only feminine coach of a male squad in this section. Lineups: j'boro<36> Pos. BVflle '(20) Stevens 17 F digger 2 Pace 12 ;..F...:B. B.Elliott 2 Brenton 7 C...... Reagan 11 Foster G....:.J. Elliott 4 Eastworth Q.... McFftrland 1 Substitutions: Jonesboro—Hofncr, BIiYTIIEVIhLE COURIEK NEWS They'll Pay To See Gray Play Major Ball, One-Armed Ace Intends To Do Just That Shame]. Blytlievllle—Traylor, awn, Beslmrse. 31- DOPE BUCKET AT 1. V. FBIEND ACHIEVES AMBITION Ever since Sergt. Elmer R. (CWg- ger) Dmitri was knee high to a doorstep he has harbored n deep down ambition to go on a hunting trip for big game. . . Not unlike most sportsmen. "Cliigger". preferred the bear and the moose, but considered the prospects of ever nmklng the grade too remote even to dream about it. ' : But it took this war to make it a reality; -proving the ngc-worn adage that'all good things come to those •. who .'wait—if you'can wail long enough. . Stationed at By At, VKR.MEKK NBA Staff. CorrcK|>uwlei)l ..NEW YORK—No sjxwifti favors will await Pete Gray when the one- armed outfielder presents himself at the 8», Louts Browns' Cape Ol- rurdeau training camp next month. That Is the way Pete Gray wants It. Two seasons ago Gray was Ignored In the Southern Association's fill-star game. Billy Evans offered him $50 to flltcnd the game and merely sit around. If lie wasn't good enough to gel there as a player, he didn't want to be there at all, he lold the league president. Gray Is not the first, one-armed player to beat his way into the majors. More than 60 years a«o the old Union Association had Hugh Dalley, a pitcher with a similar handcap. In tes-1, pitching for Chicago, One-Arm Dailcy fanned 19 Boston batters In a nine-liming game. ALL IN ONE MOTION' It WHS Jncques Fburnier who brought Gray to St. Louis. Scout Pournier had other players in mind »'hcn he headed south bin forgot them when he saw iho amazing deeds Gray performed with a single arm. Gray's 1944 record with Memphis lends handsome support to Fonr- nltr's enthusiasm. Oral hit .333, drore In 60 runs, manufactured 21 doubles, nine triples, five home runs. He fanned only 12 times in 129 games. Still more remarkable, he stole 61 bases to tie Klki cuyler's league record. Ten limes lie pilfered home! Leading the regular fl.vcha.scrs. he committed only six errors. After catching a fly. Gray rolls Inn ball onto his wrist, lucks the glove under the stub of his right arm, throws the ball back to the Infield, nil In one motion. Once the ball fell to the ground wring .this procedure. Immediately the league ruled that Gray must hold the "ball only momentarily io .assure the piitout. Pete needed no such concession. He didn't drop another one all year. STRENGTH OK TWO AKMS Gray lost his arm us a six-year old when he fell under a truck. His left arm-.has done n lot of work, possesses as much strength ;is the average man has in two arms. Because of his speed and bunt- Ing ability, inflclders piny Gray, who naturally Is a left-hum! hitter, shallow. When pitchers throw • PETE GRAY ' THE BROWNS' ONE-ARMED OUTFIELDER DROPPED ONLY ONE FLY BALL LAST SEASON •-AND TWO-ARMED STA/? HE COULD SAY LIKEWISE! I'D HAVE SWORH] IT WAS THERE < A MINNlT AGO W ' TH OWE ABM Vo(J CAN ' T EXACTLY CALL GRAY ,,a~ HE H ' T ' 333 ISI THE SOUTHERN, SLAMMED Zi DOUBLES, ••STOLE 68 BASES, SWIPED HOME Jff TIMES/ high to prevent his bunting, lie drills jieal singles over the short Grny's real nmnc is Vfyhrucr. Ills parents were Czechs. A brother tiirnccl boxer, adopting the name of Grny. When Pcle went Into baseball lie assumed the same monicker. In 10'I3, his first yenr in organ- ball, he led Canadian- American League in batliiiK with ,38). The following two summers found him with Memphis and now at 27, he joins baseball's swiltcst company. Gray resents being billed as a freak, Ijtil k money-wise, knows people will pay to sec him if lit' performs In big league fashion. That's exactly what, Pete Gray intends to do. Prince Rupert, Canada, the former Courier News sports writer and a fellow soldier arranged for a pass and made the necessary plans tor this big game search. The account in part was contained in a letter to his, mother, Mrs. H. E. Smith, and • follows: • "No use for you to keep looking for 'Onion Lake.' It wouldn't be on the map. My partner, 'Red' ncd- wiue, and I are probably two of the few people who have ever seen'the place. It's far back into .the-woods, or rather, forest. The .place where we went Is about as far'jitithe other side of .Terrace •ai'.'Osced'il' is fro* Blytheviile./. •.-, , .-XA. r . .. : . BACK r.V, FOREST /-'-.'I .; "We got a cabin.on,the big lake. Lacelee Lakc^ailirHb' get there we had to paddle down Lake Lacelee until we came to a creek, Scullbactr hand. The guide who told us about It called it Scullavagun. After get- ling to the creek we had to wali five or six miles before getting to Onion Lake.'! was never in' as'wild a looking place in my whole,'life. "Despite the tact- that the' old man promised that we would find plenty of bear nnd moose, there weren't any. At least, we didn't sec any of them, though we' hunted' hard and long,-(Probably lucky for us that we didn't, eh?) . "We were a pair of tired little boys when we got back to our boat and started the grind back to our cabin. On the way back we'saw the other boys' boat and decided to play a trick on them. We look their oars and hid iu the.bushes upstream to wait. They were gone so long I fell asleep: so long that we decided nol to wait any longer since It wns getting dark and we still hud some distance yet to go. As \ve pushed our boat oiil into the stream here tliev came: MAKE. LOU!) TJIHEAT "They didn't recognize us, but thought we were Indians who had stolen their oars. One of the boys yelled in n threatening voice Hint Indicated lie really menut business so we hustled back with their oars We knew they hnd guns nnd didn't know what they mi B ht do, since thoy fulled to recognize us. It mn funny after it was all over and we had-quite n laugh. ."That cnbin of ours reminded me or when we used to go to Aunt Kilty's and - Uncle Tom's. There was a creek thnt rnu under it. what a life! We cooked our own meals and' had a swell time, even though jJjWived of the chance to make a s ,, 0 j.i s cn t|, us . inorc , ,. last/ (has been in i the service than, two years. He was inducted Jan. 4, 1943, exactly 25 years to the day after his father received his discharge at the same base. w. took his basic training nt to Prince Rupert where lie has been various designs were shown. There ever since. He spent a 15-day fur-, were several very attractive chestr, lough here last year and described on display which would fit in beiui- thc beautiful Canadian scenery. Interested in journalism, Sergeant Smith recently contributed nn article in Hie Daily Acropolis News. U concerned a friend of his who Is a locksmith, one Joe Spencer, who claims to have Invented a. "foolproof" lock. Elmer was n winner in the recent ping-pong tournament, receiving n pillow case as n prize. Stunning Cedar Chests Shown At Winter Market From nil reports, many young sirls will be receiving cedar hope ;ifully with pciiojj furniture,-too. They had simple lines, a minimum of detail and lustrous exterior ve- nccis ol walnut and other woods. The variety of styles, of course, was still limited, due to the continued shortage of labor and materials, but there were some three- drawer cednr chests on display for those who prefer this style. Outstanding was a typically modern chest with an exterior veneer of chests from their G.I. Joes Valentine's Day. Judging this from those displayed nt tlie Winter Fiir- ,nUurciMiutets in Chicago the tirst two ivccks in January, the girls will lie delighted—not only with the romantic appeal, but. with' the eye appeal of their gifts. Many o! the popular models hav- ,..,,.,„,. , '"B waterfall fronts and veneers of^.uu^wns sent blended tone decorative panels. in Feed Your Chicks taster, More Profitably with WIISMIIONAL Community STARTER AND GROWER (ALL MASH) Food your chicks Community Starter and Grower and 1 eliminate the necessity O f a Growing Mash. International Community is both a Starting Mash AND a Growing Mash. This ALLMASH Chick Rahor, will save you money anc ! increase your promts. Fortrfied with "Woof"- 1r ,o scientific riin. eral and v,tamin combination available only in International Feeds, C 0 m mun ;, y ;, )t)e {effd (o|tjrt your cruets on Jr d keep them growing for iho fiat 5 months. Ask your dealer for International Com- munify Starter and Grower today BUY INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY STARm andGROWIR Ai Your Dealer's blond mahogany, n had no drnwer handles—rather indentations in the fide of eiicd drawer ( 0 serve the fame purpose. There was also a stunning Chippendale cedar lowboy with a ina- hngiiiiy exterior veneer which would make a delightful Valentine for mother — especially If she needed extra serving and storage space In the dining room. All o( the cedcr chcsU shown Jiud 11 tasic construction of -Ti -Inch aromatic red cedar which Is necessary to Insure moth-proof storage. Manufacturers arc hoping to Introduce new styles from time to lime throughout the year. Veteran Dodger Pitcher Won't Sign Contract ATLANTA, Pel), , 15 <u.I>> _ Whitlow Wyall ol the Brooklyn Dodger pitching staff has returned ills 1945 contract to the Dodger front office unsigned. The vclcrnn hurler says 111:11 lie does not feel the amount offered him is sufficient in view of his many years experience. Wyall says ho will either slay on his farm near Uuchannn, Ga., or will take a Job coaching somewhere in baseball. Sny.s Wynit: "IMph Cnmllll, who played with us at Urookiyn, said he'd" like to have me us coach nt, Oakland on the Pacific Coast it I decided to (|iiit the major leagues." Wyall has been in professional baseball for 11 years and spent 12 years of that time tn llic majors-. Last year lie left the Dodgew a month before the end of (.he season to lake treatments for his arm. In regard to Hint, ailing arm he soys: "I can't tell whether it's all right, or not. It'll he hard to tell. Actual pitching is whnt will determine whether I can last or not." 'Champ' (irandfullier AUSTIN, Tex.. (UP)—Veteran Texas legislator Rep, 13. J. Leycn- decker claims he 1ms more grandchildren than any of his associates in the Texas House. Lcyendeckcr, near-octogenarian from Laredo, recently passed-out cigars in honor of the birth of his 30th grandchild. Dean of the legislators, I.ey- cndccker nlso iias 15 grcat-grnnd- chiklren. WOOD and KINDLING Barksdale Mfg. Co, South Broadway AETNA LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO. E. H. FORD, Representative —Phone 2611 20G Lynch BIdg. Don't Wait; Until Spring To Have Your Tractor Repaired Avoid delays and save .valuable farming hours by us check and repair your tractor now. We also specialize in slcain cleaning and painting machinery. JUST ARRIVED! NEW CROP SPRING GARDEN SEED PAUL BYRUM 1M-122 K. Main Allis-Chalmers Dealer Plume '101 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, Manila Trophy 1 The Battleship Oregon Commission may, as reported, ho preparing to send General MacArthur the American (lag that first (lew over Manila, on Auf. 13, 18D8, but they can't send all of it. Thai's because John W.' Trimmer, Cleveland, O., Spanish War veteran, has the piece he proudly displays in photo I above. Though lie values it i highly as a souvenir of his scr- ! vice in the Philippines, he IE. more than wilting to give it to I , General MacArlhur. Mew methods of recording on thin steel wire linvc been perfected ivhich c;ui be played thousands of times and still retain liiciv original tones and sounds. /•NEURALGIA Rafieriy Best Indoors Miler Veteran Track Star Says Double Triumph Due Mostly To Luck NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UP)-Tlii! ole "Iron Mike" of Fordham University, Jim HaHerty, i.s just about the hottest thing the indoor rack world can show In the mile rim. Jim has now registered two su»- cessivc outstanding indoor tri- uinph.y, the Wannamnkcr mile In the Millrose games and the Hunter mile in last week's Boston AC meet. Hafferly h quite modest about his double triumph and credits most of it to Lady Luck. Tile veteran track star figures he Ins about one more good year left iiul hopes to make the most of Ills streak. Says Jim, "H sure feels good to win after watching guys like Glenn Cunningham, Frank ' Di.von, u>s MacMitchell and Gil Dodds pass you year after year. 1 just hope it lasts a little longer." At Fordham Rafferty was known as Jack- of-All-Tracles. It was there ihey lagged iiiiu with the I Iron Mike'' monicker. In 11)37 j,( s graduation year, Jim nearly ruined a brilliant track career when he broke a let' playing baseball After that episode Rafferty set- i tied for track, devoting most of its time to the longer runs. I The former Fordham star has! io Illusions about equalling Dodds' I ndoor mile record, four minutes i : " and four-tenths seconds. Bull fferty does feel that he can nuler (our-10. Ills time in Die Hunter wile last L vcek in Boston was 4:14:3 which,! n track language, leaves a lot to I ie done. | Despite his monopoly this scason|| of the indoor mile Jjjn says lis doesn't compare with Dodds niu' coni|)any. 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The Navy Dept. hai called upon Arkansas peon], to construct the most important United State* NAVAL ORDNANCE PLANT AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS Production of newly developed and very essential weapon of World War 2 ... "ROCKETS" TO SAVE OUR BOYS 1 LIVES! Enroll NOW! WINSTON, HAGLIN, MISSOURI VALLEY AND SOLLITT (Prime Contractors) GOOD PAY FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE JOB Time and half for overtime. Food and lodging ATailabl* on the job for workers at $1.00 per day. Excellent working conditiont . . . Help build lh!« plant u> TJtally needed by our fighting forces. Hiring on the Spot and Free Transportation Furnished at Every UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE IN ARKANSAS Men coder »l mn«t h»T» wtoer'i rtleax form «lfn*< by owenU whloh nui tw (bUM* M Ka»l nect Offle*. hi *a enentUl iwtlTitr »t jw Mfluct DOB, £• M4 apply. ROCKETS WILL SAVE LIVES! CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1>45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. anil Sun. Last Time Today Double Feature "JITTERBUGS" with Stan Laurel .t Oliver Hardy "SHE'S "FOR ME" with ; Grace MacDonald : Friday and Saturday Double Feature "TOMBSTONE" with. Kicliard l)iv & Kent Taylor "MELODY LANE" with Baity Sandy ,t Leon Errol Serial: "TJic Batman" il Also Cartoon ™ R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAT NIGHTS • Box Office Opens 7:15—Show SUrl'l »t 7:39. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Boi Office Oneiu 1 Show Btarti"l:l5 Thursday and Friday "MAYOR OF 44fh ST.' with George Murphy and Anne Shirley PAKAMOUNT NEWS & COMEI) '' Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 Last Time Today IBYfflOMWHCntHU.Hltf News of the Day Shorts. Friday and Saturday 'Sundown Volley' with (• Charles Starrctl & Ihe Tcnncss'i Ramblers !; N'KW SKKIAL: "The Phantom Short ,

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