The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 13, 1945 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT UI/Y'JWVILLK COUK1KK NUWS TUKSDAV, iMAKCIL 1J5, 19-15 Array of Talent At Giants' Camp Big Pitching Staff May Give Team Edge In Pennant Chase LAKEWOOD. N J., Mnr. 13 (U.P.)—The New York'Giants may have-their' troubles this season, but from'the looks of the horde of young' men on hnnd for the start of Spring training, nlanpow- er won't Ue one of them. The Giants, who started train ing at Lakewoort Monday, have more pitchers than several clubs have players hi aM positions. And by the lime their centralized waiiilng program for six farm clubs' gets , underway, there may bc^ between 400 and 500 plny- crs to choose from. Manager Mel OU, taking a quick look at the early bird contingent of 18 players, says things look pretty good. Ott gives Carl Hubbell, now Giant farm manager, nil the credli for this plentitude of manpower. Hubbell has lined up enough players to go around for all the farm clubs. Besides the Giants and their Jersey City farm club, players Danville and Bristol, Vs.; Hickory. / N. p.; Erie, Pa.; and Springfield, Ohloi will be on hand. , . And oil March 25 and April 1, Hubbell will conduct tryouls for free agents and other young players. What Ott Is hoping for moit of air is another Bill Voiscllc among ' the-crop of 22 pitchers on the Giant roster. If another young star can be found to match Volsllle's 21-game winning record of 1944, the Giants might be on their way to a pennant. There are. several prospects among the pitchers. Of the returning slaff men, Rube Fischer, 1 Ewald R ^Washington First Again ;iUenUo« Manager Ossie BlucKo, catcher A! Evans and pitcher Dutch Leonard, left to right, imlimbcr ]o(js as Washington Senators inaugurate i t> major league training season at University of Maryland. * Pyle and. Harry the best. Feldman appear DOPE BUCKET met at Ihe Walla Walla, Washington, hospital; J. T. Victory Jr, discovered America July 'j, 1944 6y J. P. FRIEND KKITEKATKS NliKI) In these special clays when we at home are in Ihe drive for the American Red Cro«, No. 1 mercy Of course there is rubber-armed Ace Adams for relief purposes, and Van Linglc Mungo is back aflcr a year in the Army. And the right field job will be reserved for the 36-year-old Ott— pounding away on the Pole- Grounds turf for the 21st.straight season. That is-unless, in that. sizable array of Giant manoowcr. there is another^'prominent fielder. Then, only too gladly, will Ott settle down as a bench manager. and thui I talked to Pfc" j' T." (Speed) Vic- organlzatlon in both pence war, It was highly significant tory last week-end, a double purpose. It served I not only Fieldhouse Costing $1,000,000 To Be Built By Kentucky By NEA Service LEXINGTON, Ky.—A tentative contract for plans for the War Memorial Fleldhouse to be built at the University of Kentucky lias get to plug again for the Red Cross but in doing so can tell about the work Ihat Ihe former Dlythcvlllc High school football star is doing. J. T. is not serving with or under the supervision of the Amori can Red Cross. . . But his dutlc with the Medical Hospital Shl| Plntoon is comparable to one plias of that splendid organization. . Like most of the soldiers who hav seen the Red Crass in action, es pccially on the baltlc front, J. T has the greatest .respect, for th courage, skill and stamina of th workers as Ihey go about the work. Visiting his mother. Mrs. Doy Byrd, the ex-Chick was reluctant to tell of his experiences while serving witli the Medical Hospital Ship Platoon, but admitted that adc ten trips in the Pacific, al i different, ships; experienced n cry close call during one landing •en sights among the sick am oundcd Dial would lurn anyone gainst war with all its horrors. EES LOCAL BOYS Not unlike those who ca-sl their jts In the service, J. T. had no )f other medical .hcso stations can not afford ar ivacuatcd by hospital ships. . . Some arc taken lo nearby haspl- .al areas, , . Others arc tagged for the Stales. . . It Is the job ol Ithc Medical Hospital Ship Platoon to do these Jobs. j "Speed" was In a very serious inood—I have never seen him niors Serious — as he recalled some oi those trips. . . The sick, both In body and mind; tho dying; anil maimed, have left their mark on the youngster. . . The most pitiful cases are the mental. . . r rh;y are the hardest tasks to perform In the Medical Ilosplle) Ship Platoon. HAS I>AN(il!ll KLEMKNT There is more than a passing clement of danger attached lo Ihe work, . . The hoys follow the In- fanlry In on Ihe beachheads and arc unarmed. . . The only Idcnll- flcallon that they are not fighter. 1 Is a red cross ftrip around the helmet, . . The Japs pay little at- .enlion to details. . . In fact, J. T. revealed that they have suffered many casualties. . . A slipup hi liming caused a terrific toll on one special unnamed mission. . . it was a terribly foggy morning as they approached the beach of an I'land. . . Instead of following the Infantry In they Inadvertently got ahead of the alackcrs and were caught in the fire of the enemy as they hit Ihc bench. . J. T. received a pleasant surprise upon arriving here. . . His older brother, llusler, who has been in the Marines for 29 montlis, earned three service stars with the 1st Marines Air Wing, heal him here. Proposes Clearing House For Importing, Exporting Boxers LOS ANGELES, Mar, 13. (UP) — A Pan-American clearing house for north and South American boxers is proposed by Stanley Paul, former Lathi American newspaperman and Army warrant officer. Paul wants to open an office hi Ixis Angeles as soon us Ihe war ends to Import and export fighters. He says there are a great number of American youngsters who want to visit other lands, and lots'of lads In other countries would like to come here. Paul would have representative In all Smith und Central American capitals. His las Angeles office would serve as a clearing house One of the problems facing Paul's proposed operations Is the difficulty uf getting top-notch Latin American fighters into the fight clubs- many of which he says nvc closed corporations. Piuil says there are many lighter!, in Latin America who would be championship contenders If the received the opportunity—hut it i 'cry difficult to get them into till country. Paul points out that it will be t he promoters' advantage to use th .atin-American fighters. He says fighting Is real wor :lown there, and that they take box Ing seriously. He si hem is the same as baseball is to us. Many Latin American fighters tart their ring careers at early ages. Baby Arl/mcndi started at 12, and 'aul says that's typical. Paul adds that featherweight Osar Calle, not known outside of Venezuela, Is probably the greatest n the world. And he names several other great South American fighters, Carlos So- •ia, Kid Filipino, and .one called Black Lightning, as men who woulc >robably succeed in tho United .tales. Paul says such an exchange ol fighters would be good for Nortl and South America, for llic promoters, and for boxing. by a week. Binlcr ran across in stave for him to Camp Barkley lea whnl was hen assigned ut is firmly convinced that he ecelved a break when selected for ic Medics and sent to Seattle for :ic organisation of the Medical Platoon. . . Ho received spe- lal training boforc being declared eady for the work itself. He had he pleasure of seeing J.'D. McOill, Mdie Saliba, Billy Woolen, Bert Dougan Jr., and "Porky" Robinson lefore they embarked. J. T. explained that Ills Corps lands hi waiting.for whatever as- several blythevilte boys during his service in the Pacilic, notably Norman (Monk) Mosley and James (Roughliousc) Ncedham, both on Bougainville. . . ire Immediately reported to Mr. and Mrs. "Pop" Mosley that "The Monk" was In good shape when he last saw him which was several months ago. J. T. plans to be here until March 20 when he returns to his base via Dodson, Montana, lo 'sec Mrs. Victory and his No. 1 son ... His plans after the war include college and some more fool ball. . . I rather suspected It. .ito shhp:-! by ,'f'he time Hint his! in 4 minutes and 31 seconds in his '"' * first appearance two weeks ago and cut It down to 4 minutes, 19 and 1-tciUh seconds last Saturday would indicate that lie is rounding into shape. Meanwhile, Jimmy Raflerty is getting set to do his test to win the mile in Chicago and Cleveland so (hat he can completely sweep tho mile races this year. So far he has won six straight— in addition to the New York Met- ripolitan Mile which was run on a fiat track with no banks. Employer Asks Hagg To Return Speedy Swede Cannot Achieve. Best Form Before Leaving U. S. NEW YORK, Mar. 13. (UP) — . they take box Guilder Hagg, the Swedish running says boxing to star, is afraid he will just "about get inploycr has dA'ijanded he return lo ils job In Sweden. Tlie fleet-footed Swede has been jcaten twice on consecutive Saturdays in indoor meets and will run igaln Saturday at Chicago and the ollowlng week in Cleveland. But Hagg docs not think that he really will he able to get into shape o do his best by that time ami his laberdashery store employer says Hagg must he back on the job by April nth—or else. It is hoped that the store owner will relent and allow flagf! to stay on for the Penn Relays to be run In Philadelphia April 27th and 28lh. Of course, this is predicated on whether the Swedish Athletic Association is able to got permission from the army to allow Hagg to report late for his regular turn at military service. ".." ; : '" Meanwhile, the gaunt.Swede says he probably will iise''sncakevs instead of spike shoes when he competes in the Banker's Mile in Chicago this week. He says that because of his feather stride the spike shoes have not been biting into the board floor as well as they should and he feels h.-. can get a better grip on the boards vith sneakers. The fact that Hagg ran the mile STILL IN A HUHUY Miami—Eddie Litzenberger and btgnmcnt conies. They do not know where the - next assignment ukes them. . . They have not, .he slightest, idea what ship they will serve on. . . it Is their job to gel Ihc wounded men from the battle areas and take theme to the stations assigned. On the firing line there is the battle aid man who lags the wounded and helps them as much ns lie can. . . The litter carriers transport them to the battle aid .stations. . . Next stop, is the collecting and clearing station. Those who can be served by hos- 1 pitals In the vicinity arc taken there. . '. Those who are hi need FALSH STAIIT COSTLY East Lansing, Mich,—For the first imc in 25 years of track coaching, <arl A. Schladeinan of Michigan State lost a man through a false start. It happened lo Herb Specr- stra in the 440 of a dual meet with Indiana. Franklc Collctti, ex-jockeys, arc now -M Miami firemen. ' r Every 'spring the bobolink has a complete moll. CHICKASAW West Main Near Zlst St. Sal. starts 12:45; Sun. starts U15 Night shows 5:15 Except Alonday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. New Theater Manila's Finest OI'EN 7 EACH KVKNING MATINEES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 1 O'CLOCK Buy War Bontls (In Our Lobby Anytiine) And Keep Them! Tuesday BUDDY NITE Z Tickets for the Trice of 1 "LAW OF THE TROPICS" will: Constance llenncll & Jeffrey Lynn \ Selected Shorts Tuesdny 'THE BIG SHOW OFF" wjlli Arthur Lake Serial & .Short Wednesday & Thursday "SUNDAY DINNER FOR A SOLDIER" with Anne ll:i\icr <V John llodiak Fox News & Short Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "INVISIBLE AGENT" Jon Hall with & Irene Masscy "Mississippi Gambler" with Kent Taylor & Frances Liiiigford been, approved by the executive committee of the hoard of trustees. It will cost $1,000,000, exclusive of site and equipment. The new fieldhous'e will accommodate upward of 10,000 spectators. It will be^ used for slate- wide -sports and 'civic events, add thousands of dollars to the athletic department budget. Read Courier News Want Ads. much water had passed under Ihc bridge since he swapped his grid togs and school books for Ihe khaki of Uncle Sam back in February 1943. Briefly, here arc a few of the highlights of those 25 months', spent his early training at Camp Barkley, Texas; sent to Seattle, Washington, where the Medical Hospital Ship Plaloon was activated; wocd and wed n 2nd Lieut, in the Army Nurse Cor|is. whom he Piles !0w!! —But He SMILES, Now 'lie wlso as lie was. Uao same formula used by ilortorj ailjuncllvoly at noted Tliom- loii t Minor Clinic. Surprising QUICK . i relief o( pain, Itch, soreness. llcliw «otlcii nml lencla lo shrink swell- Inc. (irttuliK Thornton & Minor s Reclnl rial llc . Olnlmenl— or Thornton t Minor Ilcctnl Kimuosllortcs. 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"Something Fine to Behold" n y Ernie p y i e E VERYWHERE I went (here w.is the Right in (he field with their regiment? are the Red A me rican Red Cross giving its scr-' Cross field directors, who act as a link between the viccsloour fighting mcn.lt is something soldiers and their homes. hWtobchold, this touch of home which. ^ In most of the hospitals, doing the recreational and the men and women Red Cross workers-'. • welfare work for. .which the nurses can spare so linle : arc able to'bring to.oiir.troops abroad."'•'•' time, are the'Ked Cross hospii.il girls'. With every medical When ihc Red Cross opens up in a new \svir theater, 1 ? unit arc countless quantities of ihe indispensable blood its growth has to be as fist 35 the growth of the Army.'| pl.ismi made from the voluntary blood donations of 'Ihe way clubs spring up overnight in newly occupied the American people. centers, the way restaurants and dances and movies and J$. Our soldiers and sailors abroad literally worship ihe clubmobiles and doughnut factories mushroom into life all Rcd.Cross, and I personally can find nothing but praise over a newcountry L is something that still astonishes inc.'; - to say about its program as I saw it in operation. clubir clubs . the Rl to say i medid (met Your contribution to the Red Cross makes these scenes possible RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DA'.? NIGHTS Box Office Opens 7:15—Show 3t*rU at 7:30. SATURDAYS 4 BUNDAYB Cox order: Onetu 1 Show SUrt* i:15 Tuesday & Wednesday Tuesday Night is Opportunity N;;ht "HENRY AND DIZZY" Jimmy Lytlon as Henry Aldrlch Selected Short's Open 7:00 Show Starts 7:15 FIELD SERVICE AT THE FROHT! Wherever your sol- MOVIES IN A HOSPITAL WARD! Jlickcy Mouse and clicrfocs.lhc Rc»l Crossgocs, loo. l : iclJ Directors the latest Holljivood releases do wonders fora dJMribiuc toilet articles, writing pa per,cipa relics; fellow iviili .ilcsfull of shrapnel! Anil so da books, They maintain contact between men unit their Kamcs, sonfi-fcsls— stock-in-trade nf Red Cross families. In one month in 19 f-f, Field Dirccion :-_.i»v7_.i. . :relayed over 31,000 messages. , -— -- Kccrcatinnal Workers at home and overseas. Your Red Cross speeds up convalcsccncel GIVE HOW. GIVE MORE WELCOME BACK INTO CIVILIAN UEI Tlie Red Cross provides special information anil help for tin ablcd vcrcrans. Tlic^Reil Cross answers Cjucscions about pensions, claims, vocational training. It is authorized to present veterans' claims. The Red Cross is. at his s.idc~aluv)d Tuesday PAL NITE 'Allergic to Love' with Marllia O'Kriscoll, Noah Uccry Jr., and Fu77,y Knight Serial: "/oro's lllack Whip 1 ' KEEP YOUR RED GROSS JT HIS SIDE Wednesday & Thursday This Message Contributed By B. J. ALLEN NINE GIRLS ISOLATED IN ftf SHOWBOWND CABIN! and .•/:... • - Afeil _ Irytk«nll« r Art, ARDWARECC. 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