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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 15, 1945
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>_ PAGE EIGHT * \ Major League Camps Are Busy . Feldman' May Report _ For.Trainmg Today; Giants Try Out Bats NEW, YORK, Mar. 15- (U.P.)— Here are 'the latest , happenings from, in si JOT league baseball train- Ing camps. The New York Giants., wider the watchful eyes of Manager Mel Ott, held a lengthy batting drill yesterday. Booming line drlve&bff the bat of Ernie LoitibardlJtfJeatured the drill in- which 2* pla&rs took pat. Pitcher Harry Feldman Is expected In today, <J- The Brooklyn Dodgers open training today at Bear Mountain, New York, minus the service of in- flelder Eddie Basinkl, who says he will remain on Ills ivar Job In Buffalo. Frcnchy Bordagary and Stan Andrews have jiiked their names to Dodger contracts. All told, 20 Brooklyn players have returned signed contracts. Pitcher Thornton Lee Is expected to "join the Chicago While Sox ranks at Terrc Haute, Indiana, today. .Twenty players look part i n yesterday's brisk drill, held under Ideal weather conditions. Ten pitchers and seven oilier ns- sorccd players will erect Manager Lou Boudreau when he joins the Cleveland Indians, at (heir Lafayette, Indiana, training camp today. The Indians used most of the pitchers In batting practice yesterday. The Washington Senators, train- Ing at College Park. Maryland, welcomed five more stragglers yesterday. .The late arrivals are George Myatt, Fred Bclhl, George Kuhel and.Hillls Layne. Manager Ossle Bluege says he Is swamped with hurlcrs, but adds that none of them aic jet fit to bear down in bitting practice For the first lime. since they opened training at Frederick, Marjlnnd, the Phllndclplita Athletics will romp through practice under the .watchful eye of Connie Mack. The grand. old veteran ar- rued sLSlorchj with the cheerful prediction that the As would finish in the first division. At Atlantic Citj, New Jersey, Yankee Manager Joe McCarthy Is busy frjing to straighten out his war torn infield Pitcher Joe Paige swelled the lanks to 17 with his arrnal 5cstcrdi\ McCaithj seemed well pleased ultli the mound work of veteran Atles Donald and rookie pitcher Ken Holcombe, up from Newark of the International League. The St Louis Browni used nn electric pitching machine to serve them up for batters at their Cape Girardeau, Miisouii camp jester- daj Manage Luke Sewell paced his chirges through a brisk infield and outfield drill.-There were no hew -arrivals in camp. Manager Joe Cronin hopes to greet six pitchers and one catcher when the Boston Red So>. open training today at Plcasantvllle, New. Jersey. Outfielder Pete Fo.v already is in camp. Peter Herkner Favored To'tyih Amateur Crown s>EBRING Ha, Mar 15 (U.P.)— The defending champion of the annual winter amateur senior golf tournament at . Scoring, Peter _ Herkner of Cleveland, Ohio, Is making a strong bid'to repeat Herkner will go into the .quarterfinals today favored to win his second straight Utle.-He nioved up yesterday with a 2 and 1 victory over John Powers of St. Petersburg, Fla. : TWO other favorites were eliminated in the first: round. Duaiic Tower, of Niagara Falls, Ny., the medalist, has been put out by W Morton Pickslay, - of Henderson Harbor, N.Y. And four-time winner Charles W. Jennings, of Miami Beach, has been eliminated by Fred L. Biggin, of Port Huron, .Mich, Others going the quarter- 1111315 "S the result of wins in the ULVTIIBVIUJJ COUKIUIl NEWS DOPE BUCKET •i * r. -- ..r, — flying combat service somewhere In England, Russ and Ens. Bill Godwin may be football teammates again . , , Poole, who played with Godwin on the crack Port Pierce (Fin.) Amphibious Training Center grid teem lust Pull, has written Die No. 2 Mosley brother offering liim a chance to sign with the Miami (Fla.) club, n professional oulfil . . . Godwin, probably on tlie high seas right now, has autographed ft contract with Hie Florida team . ISLAND CLEARED—Writing for the first time since he hit Iwo Jlma, Mnyficld (Sonny) Lloyd tells hh sister. Mrs. L. a.' Boydston, Hint he is okay after the gruelling first days wllli the Japanese on Uic liny island . . . The ex-Chick star back stated that it was really lough going there nil the way and Indlcalcd that more was lo come ... He said Hint the lighting was so furious thai not a single Iree has been left standing on Ihc island . . . Biltlc Mehnrg, n basketball star with the tribe, is said to Imvc suffered Ills llilrd wound, in the same shoulder ns before Tlie Army apparently lint decided thnt the third time is the charm and put him on n boat bound for the Stnles . . . BACK IN~Col. Ivy W. Crawford, popular commander of Co. M. which spent four years In Alaska mid the Alentlnns, Is back In convoy service at Voil George Mcndc, Md., and lie prefers it over his Inst, assignment which was In the legal department, ... It gives him n chance lo see some of this world . . He was especially 'thrilled over h!s trip lo Scotland not IOIIE auo OKI'S DOUIILE TIIHJIA Corp. Guy Lavcrne Rodgcrs son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Rodgers, BclBlmn Ordnance Co. who Is stationed was) with the „ „„ „„. came In for a double thrill not many clays apart but quite different In effect ... in the middle of January he wrote that he finally got to go to Pails and saw ndora Nenl. who was employed in he office of Harvey Morris at, tile bounty Court House before en- isling in Die VfACs . . . "she rcnlly is n beautiful WAC, if there ever wai one! . . , I we nl down and- spent one day and left the allowing morning . . . Eldorn wa tost of our lime was taken uji . . Eldorn wasn't free until II P. m. and she had lo innke bed :heck nt 12 p. m.. so we didn't lave long to talk about home town Blylhevllle ... I was really lucky o get to see her at, nil." ... On Feb. C he wrote: We had a plane wash with a load of bombs close p my office ... It blew nil the vlndows out r'. . I'hnvc seen the uta jjohib lr! flight hud, brother-, iral's rounds-arc: i ;J. Wr Dodge, of SyoAset, Ny.; Pijllip tcgranti, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Homer D _._ . 0 , illl ., iiv-juia LJ. nLinui:i> stand uic yCr 'r °,v, CnB ° ; C ' A ' Co<t(i1 »B- ""Plug the benefits ton of Winter Park. Fla.; and W. A. Ryan of Detroit. down for repairs. RIDING THE SKI'S Lcc Richardson had reasons for gloating when lie wrote his parents. Mr. anil Mrs. Lcc Richardson, Sr., Feb. 17. from Hie Philippines . . . "Tills has seemed like homecoming week over here . . . First, I went to sec Louie Sniolherman anri spent the night with him . . , Then who pops in but John Charles Bright—He's first pilot on one of the largest cargo ships over here ... He went town to see Johnny McGill . . . 1 got n dny off and went on a mission with Lieut. Bright . . . Ifc let me fly all the way up ... It sure wiis good to fly n ship with 4000 horsepower, a 'little' different from Uic .40 I used to fly . Johnny even let me fly on one engine for n while . . . There were over four tons of steaks on board, so whll I was flying John cooked us up a steak . . . We spent Hie night with my old outfit ... John McGlll came down tills atlcrnoon and we all had n big- time recalling old times.'' From Blylhevllle Airport Someone dropped a rumor here the other day lliat precipitated n lot of conversation around the muny airport hangar. The talk was that those expensive concrete runways that served the Slultgart 'Army Air Field are being blasted to bits, and Hint a contract has been let for tearing up the •Blylhevllle strips when the training program Is completed here, No one seems to actually know whether there's any truth In this talk, but It insists and some aviation enthusiasts arc fearful of the possibility. Such a course would appear to be extremely foolish, especially in view of the fact that neither Ihc a show with an all-GI cast . . Ing field such ns the one here. ove n sergeant up to n depot and They point to the fact that Bly- thevlllc Is directly on tlie Mem- phls-St. Louis air route, that certain applications already are |«i>d- Ing for the establishment ol postwar air routes which would include this city, and say that the fine BAAF facilities would be a "nat- un.l" for some large commercial airline. While these rumors witii- out foundation; UVIs,:ndt ii ; bad idea for ^Blythevllle's vclvte 1 ' loftderi'-'lo nt Osccola have decided not to take nny nctic;: r.t present on n plan for establishment of a municipal airport which sometime ago was Klveii approval by the CAA. While It wis not a case of "thumbs down" on Hie proposal, it was reported that the city fathers considered the project a bit too expensive for the Immediate benefits and decided to table the proposal for the time (whig. Friends ot Sonny Osljorne no'V may Ily ns his passenger with nil confidence In his ability as a pilot Why? He just received his private license, which means he's fully q ua ) Ificd to fly non-commercial airplanes with or without passengers. Here yesterday with CAA inspector Eddie Warner was his co worker, Frank Miller, also from the Little Rock office of the Civil Aero- naullcs Administration, Mr. Miller gave 50 or 60 tests to personnel 'it Blythevllle Army Air Field for private and commercial licenses. * » • « Don McLean, foreman of the cn- Elnc installation department at the base, now Is a certified CAA airplane mechanic. He was among those who passed tests yesterdav * * » •*' Incidentally, this probably was Eddie Warner's last official trip to Blythcvllle. The former Jonesboro inan who mndc quite a name for lilmsclf as a pilot before going Into Ills present work, has teen transferred to the Fort Worth, Texas regional office of the CAA and w m ie with the Air Carrier Division there. This division Is j n charge of all regular airline operations. Mrs Warner, who has been residing In Little Hock with him during the >ast year while he has bcen'sta- iioned there, will move to Fort Worth with her husband next Mon- * • • Two Junior High School students experienced their first airplane •Ides yesterday afternoon. They were Uwin Littleton and Maureen Norrls. Both were pasvonners of Johnny Fields, Hying Instructor, who :ook them on aerial slght-seciiiK trips above Blythcvllle. * • • Welch Foster, who recently be- :nme a Hying enthusiast and who las stalled preliminary flight training, got in a little cross-country cx- Jcricnce yesterday with Fields who new him to Little Rock and back • • « A Taylorcraft piloted by Dr. E S Alley landed here yesterday from' Marion. 111., Dr. Alley, who Had one passenger, was bound for Memphis. Pet. Robert C. Gibbs Is Wounded In Battle Pvl. Robert C. Glbbs, son of Mrs Gertrude Glbbs. has been wounded n action in the European theater l has been announced by the War Department. Stanowkz On Wrestling Mat Further Stresses Why The Army Pinned Ears Back In Football Whale hunters of the Olympic lenlnsula tic 'bladders to their whale hnrpoons to keep the .vic- •1m from diving too far .... ~ v myrnn; a -vyivic loaders i< ,>ear in mlh.d that' air iranspo/ta- iion may develop ^Ith nl'taiif ihcr the war nudfthose jellies fwllh r|ady stand the best chance of Is understood that city officials /v A A INIERNATVO»KA1iV-"* T £ R .NATIONAt. INTERNATIONAL vvvvvvvvv Get Mare MOKE Y for Your Broilers with INTERNATIONAL BROILER MASH Starring with high qualify cKicki does not auure broilers of ttis wme qualify. You muit feed » complete ration to insure a profit from your chick International Broiler Main It that ration. Rich in Vitamint A, D, B and G and every element of Nutrition nece.sary to produce better broilen, International Broiler Mash givei your chickl th» itart ihey need to b<s ready f or Mr |y meeting. 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Earl Blalk Deleted a remarkable and versatile squad at the Military Academy. Backs Doug Kcnna, Dale Hull, oljby Dobbs, Glenn Davis and Arnold Tucker and Ends Ed Rafalko and Barney Poole switched tlielr balMiiin<lllne to the basketball court to help account for M of 15 cn- emenli. Dick Wnltei house helped pour It on, as he did last autumn In establishing a national collegiate record for kicking points following touchdowns. Glenn Davis was by far the Cadets' swiftest sprinter until he decided he preferred the liody con- lact of basketball. Sprinter Max Minor missed a world Indoor record by one-tenth of a second In (lie National A. A. U. Indoor meet nl Madison Square Garden In rnn- nliif Ihc BO-ynrd low hurdles for the first time. Doc Blancliard Ijecanic a shot- putter In order to eat at the training table, finished sccoirf in the A. A. U. and won the I. C. 4-A. with 48 feet 7 Inches. End Ralph Davis got no farther than the B squad In football, but teamed wilh shotpntter Blancliard in track and field. Tackle Bill Wclil) throws the 35-Dound weight. Which gets us back lo Joltiii' Joe Stanowlcz. When Col. Red Blaik moved Stanowlcz from tackle to guard last trip you should have surmised that a pair of able Army tackles had turned up. That is what line coiich Herman Hickman im- THUliSDAY, MARCH 15, 10-15' Freitas Would^Y/in 20, But He's A Gl By NKA Service ELLINGTON FIELD, Tex.-Lnst summer, cpl. Tony Freitas was the star of the Ellington Field club and barring transfer thn little aviation mechanic will again be on the mound for tha Fliers. Last year Frcilas, 42, pitched Ellington to the play-ofTs of the South Coast Victory League, comprising several Joe Slanowicz is unbeaten in • iwo years of covered in Bob Hayes and Al Ne- inetz, and Navy was sunk. Once more bringing out what nn unusual outfit Colonel Blaik had is the fact that Stnnowlcz matriculated on the Plain as an All-New Jersey fullback, His ability to lote the leather for high scores at Hack- cttstowii made him the Skcetcr state's No. I schoolboy athlete. All six feet one and 220 pounds of lilni ran the 100 In 10 flat. He kicked 70 yards, yet. Coacli Blaik burled him In the forward wall to make holes for the darting Davis, the blasting Blancliard and the rest as though Uiey required liclp. His quiet, gentlemanly manner is hardly characteristic of the savage Play of this gridiron giant, but, wrestling, now you're talking chum You are rather shocked to learn hat grappling j s stanowlck 1 first love. "That's my biggest kick," he beams, "getting n guy down and pinning his shoulders to tlie mat." Stanowicz really puts something Inlo catch-as-catcli-caii. Eastern Intercollegiate champion for twJ, winters in a row, unbeaten over that .stretch, winner of 11 of 12 mutches by falls. In an early match this season he pinned in the first period an opponent who had a height and weight, advantage of five inches and 70 pounds. Stanowicz of Polish ancestry as- pned to be a priest until war was declared. That turned him to West Point and the soldier's career which he now intends to follow. His brother, Capt. Steven V., Is In the Medical Corps. Wood carving is this future general's hobby, but Slanowicz prefers to carve 'em to his size on a mat with no holds barred. Despite the multiple material Army will miss Jone Stanowlcz whcii lie is graduated in Jm !c along ivith the men down under in the T— Doug Kcnna and Tom Lombardo Cool - - - - Comfortable - - Smart - - Serviceable For real comfort, for practicality, for wan- everywhere, these sports shirts nrc important investments. 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They contend that the former member of the Reds and Athletics would win 20 games in the majors the way things will lie this year. HASEHAU. RETOUNS .FORT WORTH - Dutch Meyer A will hold two weeks of foolbail practice nt Texas Christian In March, and then will call a base- bajl : squad together to get ready for competition In a sport that has not ™' ' I'ourteen million pounds of blue clay are required to yield one Pound of diamonds. CHICKASAW West Man, N ca r Zlst St. Sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1>45 Nlslit shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Son. Last Time Today Double Feature "INVISIBLE AGENT" with Jon Hall & Irene Massey and "Mississippi Gambler" with Kent Taylor ,t Frances I.ansforit Friday and Saturday •, Double Feature "BOOTS AND SADDLES" with ; Gene Autry 1 and "SO'S YOUR UNCLE" with "illy !!url<c & .!;,„ (; ;lrl) cr' s , Orchestra Last Chanter: "The But man" Cartoon RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. s WKEK-D,17 NIGHTS' Box Office Opens 7:15—Show SUrta lit 7:39. SATEIIDAYS & SUNDAYS Box Office Opena 1 Shaw BUrU 1:15 Thursday & Friday The Lady, Has Plans" • iV v: ;s--'; with. ',:•.•_ ;.-.,. .;_:, I'aiiiettcV Selected Shorts Open 7:00 Show Starts 7:15 Last Time Today NINE GIRLS ISOLATED IN K\ SNOWBOUND v CABIN! rlUlUKC *. ...•..*... i. (UH * vllv v , j Str«M Play E/'kcrsa D.Wolf, end C«mi« III A Pjr^tUd by UIGH MSON • Ptaduced by BUST KEUY ' \ News of the Day Short Friday and Saturday The Texas Kid'i with Johnny Mack Brotvn & Raymond Hatton Serial: "The Pliantom." Short

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