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By VIRGINIA VALE
Merle oberon has
changed her appearance
once in her movie career; when
she shot to stardom as Anne
Boleyn, with Charles Laughton
also making his bow to Ameri
can movie audiences as Henry
the VIII, she had an exotic kind
of beauty. Ensconced in Hollywood
after the British picture had brought
her fame, she changed her type,
became just a very beautiful young
MERLE OBERON
woman. But she’d like to change
it again, for at least one role; says
she wants to be really homely, and
play one of those heavy, dramatic
roles that would bring her a new
kind of fame. Maybe some day she’ll
get her wish. Meanwhile, her new
picture is “Night in Paradise,” for
Universal, with Turhan Bey.
*
Lucille Ball, who plays a secre
tary in “The Dark Comer,” doesn’t
have to fake the scenes in which
she types. She used to be a stenog
rapher says she hated it so that
she decided on the starvation-to
model route to stage and screen.
—* —
Bandleader Harry James has
turned romantic actor; in 20th Cen
tury-Fox’s “Do You Love Me?” he
vies with Dick Haymes for the fa
vor of Maureen O’Hara. He says
his success will be entirely due to
the coaching he gets at home from
his wife, Betty Grable.
Those Goldwyn Girls who are
touring the country are realists.
Said one, “We’re too short for show
girls, we’re not the cute type.”
Some of them feel that trying for
dramatic roles is too hard it
means working hard with coaches,
going to bed early every night, exer
cising, dieting, struggling. They fig
ure being fashion models at $125 a
week is a lot easier and more fun.
“The Theater Guild on the Air”
is required listening for 200 students
at Michigan State college; as a part
of their course in radio education,
they prepare short, critical reviews
of the Sunday night productions,
over ABC.
*
Radio programs have given away
everything from live goats to small
fortunes; now the sponsor of the
Woody Herman show on ABC Fri
day nights will give the band to the
winner of a contest. On June 21 the
band will play in the winner’s
home, on the front porch or the
auditorium of the local high school
—if you win and want to give the
band away you can still keep the
thousand dollar additional prize.
Two Walt Disney cartoon charac
ters are regular members of the
"Amos ’n’ Andy” program. They
are Clarence Nash (Donald Duck)
who does the theme whistle that
opens and closes the program, and
Jim Basquette, who is “Uncle
Remus” in the new Disney series.
All that Whitey Ford asks of a
new suit is that it looks old. Re
cently the NBC “Grand Ole
Opry’s” Duke of Paducah was
lucky enough to get a new “radio
suit,” his first replacement in 14
years. It’s an exact duplicate of his
old tight-legged, pinch-backed, bay
window revealing green one, but al
low’s a little more leeway for the
pounds he’s put on as the years
slipped by.
*
John Wayne, co-star of RKO’s ro
mantic comedy, “Without Reserva
tions,” is a charter member of a
yacht club which stipulates that its
members must have no yachts. It’s
the Emerald Bay Yacht Club, and
the activities of its members are
confined solely to writing each other
insulting memos and devising imag
inary minutes of meetings that
should have been held but weren’t.
* —
ODDS AND ENDS—Overheard at a
Lanny Rots broadcast —“ That’s the best
looking bunch of people on the air” —
meaning Lanny, Evelyn Knight and An
nouncer Nelson Case. ... Alex Scour by
of “The Right to Happiness” has recorded
over ISO talking books for the blind, with
the approval of the Library of Congress.
. . . Charles Irving, “Young Dr. Malone,”
admits that one of his hobbies is baking
cookies. . . . First time in 12 years that i
Johnny Weismuller’s had a chance to wear |
clothes on the screen it in “Sfcamp Fire” — I
but-throughout the first haff of fhe picture 1
he dons nothing fancier than jeans and an I
old work thin.
TIME TO ‘PLAY BAIL’
Great Ball Season Seen

Returned Vets
Add Color to
Nat 7 Game
By AL JEDLICKA
WNU Features.
“Play ball! ” And the crack of
the bat again thrills Americans
the nation over as the 1946 sea
son gets under way.
While softball, football, basket
ball and golf have challenged base
ball for youth’s attentions in recent
years, the game still ranks as the
No. 1 sports spectacle, an enjoy
able outdoor relaxation for the fans.
Last year, approximately 15 million
persons paid to watch major and
minor league ball, and with most
of the big stars returning from the
war this season attendance should
be equally great or greater.
Nineteen hundred and forty-six
may be a memorable year for an
other reason, too, for it marks the
introduction of baseball on a big
time professional basis in Mexico.
Following an old American custom,
President Avila Camacho tossed out
the first ball at the Mexican league’s
first game in which the Vera Cruz
Blues walloped the Mexico City
Reds 12 to 5 before an overflow
crowd of 33,000 in Mexico City.
In the U. S., chief interest again
will center on the major league
races, though the return of topnotch
performers from the services and
continued postwar prosperity should
herald a banner minor league sea
son.
It’ll be like old times again in
the American league with the New
York Yankee sluggers back in there,
denting the fences. But because of
an average pitching staff, Joe
McCarthy’s aggregation will be
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EASY WAY . . . Jimmy Dykes
with Rudy Laski, Joe Smaza and
Doyle Lade of the Chicago White
Sox.
strongly pressed for pennant hon
ors by the champion Detroit Tigers,
Boston Red Sox and Washington
Senators.
Yanks Have Sluggers.
Indicative of the dynamite in the
Yankee bats, DiMaggio hit .305 in
his last season out, Keller .301,
Stimweiss .309, and Dickey .351.
Though falling below the .300 mark,
the other regulars have that explo
sive Yankee touch in the pinch.
While the New Yorkers are long
on power and short on pitching, the
Detroit Tigers have strength in both
departments and may well repeat
their 1945 league triumph. A .311
slugger in 78 games last year after
his discharge from the army, Hank
Greenberg will be at first this sea
son, with hard-hitting Pinky Higgins
back at third and Barney McCos
ky, Dick Wakefield and Pat Mullin
in a youthful, brilliant outfield.
But the Tigers’ real strength lies
on the mound, with lanky Hal New
houser, who won 25 games in 1945
while dropping only 9, heading the
staff. In addition, Manager Steve
O’Neill has Dizzy Trout, an 18-game
winner last year; Virgil Trucks,
Stuffy Overmire, A1 Benton and Ruff
Gentry.
Because of all-around balance,
many of the major league scribes
like the Boston Red Sox chances in
1946.
Williams Sparks Red Sox.
Back from the wars after three
years in naval aviation, spindly Ted
Williams, who hit .356 for Joe Cro
nin’s outfit in 1942, promises to put
plenty of punch back into the scarlet
hose along with Rudy York, ob
tained from the Tigers in an over
winter trade; Johnny Pesky, who
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MIDLAND JOURNAL. RISING SUN. MD.
CARDINALS . . . Manager Eddie Dyer (center) talks it over with
Johnny Beazley and Enos Slaughter.
hit .331 before joining the navy in
1943, and Bobby Doerr, who rung up
a .325 average prior to his induction
in the army in 1944.
In pitchers Tex Hughson and Big
800 Ferris, Manager Cronin ap
pears to have two sure-fire 15 to 20
game winners, while Mickey Harris,
Jim Bagby and Jim Wilson are ex
pected to develop into grade A
moundsmen.
Nosed out of the American league
pennant by a single game in 1945,
the Washington Senators will be
back knocking at the door again
this year if their knuckle-balling
pitching staff stands up under the
six-month strain, and the boys can
stir up enough punch to help out
hard-hitting Jeff Heath, Stan Spence,
Buddy Lewis and Cecil Travis.
Head of the Senators knuckle
bailers is 36 - year - old Emil
(“Dutch”) Leonard, vet of 13 long
seasons of play who chalked up 17
victories in 1945 against 7 losses
and possessed an earned run aver
age of 2.13 per game. The other so
called “flutter-bailers” are Roger
Wolff, who turned in 20 wins last
year, Marino Pieretti, with 14, and
Johnny Niggeling, much stronger
than in 1945, following the removal
of ulcers.
Others Have a Chance.
While Cleveland, St. Louis, Chi
cago and Philadelphia have been
counted out of the American League
pennant race, they may, with lots
of luck, crowd into the first division.
Because of a strong pitching staff
headed by the sensational Bobby
Feller, fresh from the navy, Cleve
land stands the best chance of
breaking into the select four, while
83-year-old Connie Mack’s Philadel
phia Athletics appear headed for the
cellar despite the presence of Russ
Christopher and Dick (“No Hit”)
Fowler on the pitching staff.
Profiting again from their exten
sive farm club system, the St. Louis
Cardinals are the ruling favorites to
take National league honors away
from the Chicago Cubs. The Brook
lyn Dodgers, New York Giants and
Boston Braves also are highly tout
ed, while the Pittsburgh Pirates may
well develop into the dark-horses of
the race.
Few new major league managers
have stepped into the gold-mine Ed
die Dyer has in his first year as the
St. Louis Cardinals’ manager. He
succeeds Billy Southworth, who has
taken up the reins of the Boston
Braves.
In his regular outfield, the lucky
Mr. Dyer intends to start Stan Mu
sial, who hit .347 before entering the
navy in 1944; Terry Moore, the
fielding genius who hit .288 prior to
his induction into service in 1942,
and Enos Slaughter, who batted .318
before joining the air force the same
year.
Star performers in the infield in
clude the great Marty Marion, wide
ranging shortstop, and Whitey
Kurowski, slugging third baseman,
who hit .323 and batted in 102 runs
last year.
Mighty Mound Staff.
Among Dyer’s ranking pitchers
are Red Barrett, who won 23 games
his last time out; Johnny Beazley,
21; Max Lanier, 17, and Harry
Brecheen, 15.
While Charley Grimm has none
of this kind of talent in Chicago, he
does have a hustling ball club to
work behind a winning mound staff
headed by big Hank Borowy, who
helped pitch the Cubs into a pen
nant after being secured from the
Yankees last year; Claude Passeau,
who won 17 games in 1945 despite
an ailing right arm; Hank Wyse,
who turned in 22 victories in spite
of a sore back, and Hi Bithom, who
chalked up 18 wins in 1943 before
entering the navy.
The National League’s champion
batsman in 1945 with a .355 mark,
Phil Cavarretta, will be back at first
to pace the Cubs’ attack, with help
forthcoming from the veteran Stan
ley Hack at third, who hit .323 in
his 12th season as a Bruin last year;
little “Peanuts” Lowrey, Andy Paf
ko and Grimm hopes Big Bill
Nicholson, who flopped to .243 last
year.
Led by the irrepressible Leo
(“The Lip”) Durocher, who won
fame as one of the toughest of the
“Gas House Gang” at St. Louis in
the thirties, the Brooklyn Dodgers
are figured to be right up in the
thick of the National league race.
“The Lip” enters the pennant run
with a fair country outfield in Pete
Reiser, who hit .310 before joining
the army in 1942; Goody Rosen, who
batted .325 last year; the veteran
Dixie Walker, and rookie Gene Her
manski. In the infield, Billy Her
man and Pee-wee Reese make a
winning combination around second.
While none too strong, the pitching
staff is built around fire-balling Kir
by Higbe, Hugh Casey, Ed Head
and Vic Lombardi.
Giants Still Powerful.
The New York Giants, while not
the hated and feared aggregation of
the John McGraw or Bill Terry
days, nonetheless is expected to cut
a figure in this year’s race. No de
fensive geniuses, the Giants do pos
sess power, with Manager Mel Ott,
who hit .308 last year, in right;
Johnny Mize, .305, at first; Mickey
Witek, .314, at third, and Walker
Cooper, .317, behind the plate.
Ability of brainy Billy Southworth
to spur the Boston Braves to give
SMILING . . . New York Giants
Bob Blattner, second base, and
Bill Rigney, shortstop, have the
old spirit.
all they have largely accounts for
the high esteem in which the team
has been held this year.
The Braves do have the nucleus for
a winner with big Mort Cooper, who
won 65 games for Southworth in
three years for the Cards, on the
hill, and slugging Tommy Holmes,
Max West and Johnny Hopp in the
outfield.
Pittsburgh’s Pirates, rated none
too highly in the early doping, could
easily develop into the dark-horse of
the 1946 season. In shortstop Bill
Cox and outfielder Ralph Kiner,
Manager Frisch has come up with
two prize prospects to go along with
established performers like Bob El
liott in the outfield and Elbie Fletch
er and Babe Dahlgren in the in
field. With Lefties Ostermueller,
Wilkie and Roe and right-handers
Sewell, Gables, Heintzelman and
Klinger, the Pirates should get
good pitching.
Quoted at 30 to 1 longshots in
early betting to win the National
league gonfalon, the Cincinnati Reds
and Philadelphia Phillies do not fig
ure in the running.
NEEDLECRAFT PATTERNS * " A --
Youngsters Embroidered Sunsuit
©O9
LET the youngsters soak up sun
in gaily embroidered sunsuits;
each takes less than 1 yard of
fabric! Appliqued boat and chicks.
Never set a vase or bowl of flow
ers in a draft. If you do, they will
soon wilt.
—• —
Sitting on the edge of a bed
causes the mattress to sag.
—• —
Heavy paper bags in which
clothes are returned from the
cleaners make excellent storage
coverings for bedding. Place bed
ding in the bag and seal the ends
with gummed paper, scotch tape,
or adhesive. Mend any breaks or
cracks in the bag. For moth protec
tion, see that bedding is clean, and
that the bag contains some moth
preventive.
—• —
Slip buttons over a wire hairpin
and twist the ends together the
minute buttons are removed from
the garment. Drop them into your
regular button box and they’re
ready when you need them.
—•—
To give a pleasing aroma to your
household linens, store scented
soaps with them.
—•—
Never crowd the rinse tub.
Clothes must move freely under
water to get the soap out. Also
lift each piece of clothing up and
out of water when rinsing clothes.
Otherwise dirt in the soiled water
remains in the fabric.
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After having completed her
spring housecleaning, a housewife
found (as who doesn’t) that she
had a lot of junk which should be
hauled away. But after several
days seeking, she was unable to
find a man to do the job. Then one
morning as she was about to give
up the idea, she saw a truck com
ing along the street, heavily loaded
with an assortment of articles.
Running to the curb, she hailed
the driver, and when he pulled up
to a stop, she told him she had a
load of trash she would like to
have him cart away.
Drawing himself up with all the
dignity he possessed, the man re
plied: “Lady, I’ll have you know
I’m not hauling trash! We’re mov
ing!”
Get sweeter, tastier bread!
JH use FLEISCHMANN’S
FRESH
FULL-STRENGTH 1 Fleischmann’a fresh active Yeast starts
working right away! All the strength of the yeast brings
out all the flavorful goodness of your bread. Be. surer of
sweet taste—light texture—fragrant freshness every time!
IF YOU BAKE AT HOME, insist on
Fleischmann’s full-strength, fresh active
Yeast with the familiar yellow label. De- jjf
pendable—America’s favorite yeast g i
for over 70 years. g mm
A 1-yard remnant, plus scraps for
appliques, makes each suit. Patters
909 has transfer of 2 bibs, pockets, pat
tern pieces for sizes 1,2, 3 and 4.
Due to an unusually large demand and
current conditions, slightly rriOre time ll
required In filling orders for a few of the
most popular pattern numbers.
Send your order to:
Sewing Circle Needleeraft Dept.
82 Eighth Ave. New York
Enclose 20 cents for Pattern.
No
Name
Address
Returning Binoculars
The job of returning all of the
8,000 binoculars which the navy
borrowed from the public is un
likely to be finished before the
summer of 1947, as each instru
ment is reconditioned, suitably en
graved and a certificate of'its war
service prepared for its owner be
fore it is sent back to him.
’Get O'Sullivan SOLIS as well as
Heels next time you have your
shoes repaired.
MORE MILEAGE
WITH GREATER
COMFORT ;*
CANT YOU
SLEEP?
WHEN the stress of modem
living gets "on your nerves”
a good sedative can do a lot to
lessen nervous tension, to make
you more comfortable, to permit
restful sleep.
Next time a day’s work and
worry or a night’s wakefulness,
makes you Irritable, Restless or
Jumpy—gives you Nervous Head
ache or Nervous Indigestion, try
Miles NERVINE
(Liquid or Effervescent Tablets)
Miles Nervine is a time-tested
sedative that has been bringing
relief from Functional Nervous Dis
turbances for sixty years yet is as
up-to-date as this morning’s news
paper. Liquid 25c and SI.OO, Effer
vescent tablets 35c and 75c.
CAUTION—Take only as directed.

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