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Centeiolll e We have $68 on hand we need $132 more to To Our Boys and Girls in The Service Everywhere We Wish A Happy New Year continue to the end of '44 Vol. 1, No. 2 CENTERVILLE, DAVIS COUNTY, UTAH Sportsman Looks Back An Interview January, 1944 WARD CLERK SUBMITS WINNER With Clinton Barber Our Report To You In his younger days in England Well, the first issue is all paid for. We used Dave Winns check Joseph Cardall Entry Chosen As Publication Title for that one. Thanks, D. G. We need $200.00 to carry through 1944. The M. I. A. is paying for the January and February issues. Just as we were hoping another David G. Winn would turn up presto! up pops William Dunn with the munificent offer to pay for the March number. Bless you, Brother Dunn! The other day a fine letter came from Mrs. Elaine Hatch Richards in Washington, D. C. The people away from home surely appreciate our paper, as is evidenced by the ten dollars Elaine so liberally enclosed. Elaine will be remembered as the local gal who made good by being chosen for two consecutive years as an attendant to the Salt Well, neighbors, our little orphan has a name! But, we might add, not without a fight! Several ballots were cast, with much discussion and not a little dissension between each ballot. When the smoke of battle had The finally cleared away, and Centerville Newsette had become the official choice, there was a rush to see who had submitted the winning name. When Joseph Card-al- l receives this paper and discovers that his entry won, it will be news to him just as it was news to the judges to find out that he was the lucky winner. Because this little sheet is really FRANK SHELDON By Frank Sheldon was an avid English cricket and soccer fan, and when he came to America some forty years ago he set about looking for a sport to take their place, since cricket is remote in this country. He turned to baseball. In the 20s, he recalls, baseball was a more popular sport in Centerville than now. We had better than average players and many times were right in the thick of the battle for title honors. In those days, in fact until recent years, the biggest problem was finding a place to play. As a rule our boys played on a diamond that was rocky, and the outfield filled with stubble or high weeds. But nevertheless the boys had the spirit and desire to play. We asked him to name an all-tim- e Centerville team: he responds, Dave Roberts, was the best catcher Centerville ever had; a fine hitter, later playing for the Salt Lake Hardware team, and he had one of the finest throwing arms seen in these parts. One of the recent players was Bill Fuzz Evans who played first base. He was both a good hitter and a flashy fielder. The last two or three years, after Centervilles team disbanded, he played for Bountiful in the Salt Lake Amateur league with his brother Jim. I would put Art Beers at second base, and Stub White and Bert Sheldon were planty good at third base and shortstop. Ves Harrison was one of the fastest things on legs in center-fieland a fair hitter. Nate Rollins was a dangerous hitter and Rulon Smith was good enough to round out the outfield. d, In my opinion the best pitcher we ever had was Loyal Bettridge, who had lots of steam and was a Lake Covered Wagon Days queen. We appreciate the sentiments she t. wrote as much as we do the ten-spo- We received a note of gratitude from Frank Sheldon , telling us his enjoyment of the paper. Servicemen have already begun writing in to their folks with words of thanks for receiving it. And last, but not least, by your expressions to us personally, it is evident that its going over with you folks, too. Accept our thanks for the words of encouragement and for your contributions to date. We are dedicated to give you the best we have. The following have generously spoken with financial donations since our first issue appeared: D. G. Winn, Elaine Richards, Alvin Nessen, Cecil Carr, Carol Tingey, Mrs. Olive Dunn, George Earl, Keith Randall, V. F. Harrison, Carl N. Smith, Robert Harrison, Mrs. Milly Walton, Raguel Barber and Joseph Cardall. terrific hitter to boot. He recently was a star for D. R. G. W., and last year, his pitching prowess go- - a miniature newspaper, and the coined word Newsette conveys that meaning, we feel that the title is appropriate. Congratulations, be presented and will soon Joe, you with your prize a framed reproduction of an old masterpiece. And thanks to the rest of you who sent in names! Hearken, Please! It is highly important that ! fam- ilies of those in the different branches of the service notify Mavis Clayton of any changes of address, so we may have the latest mailing addresses for our monthly Letter-Writin- g Bees. ing, he played outfield and hit a nifty .460. Alton Cleveland pitched for the Red and White team that won championships in Salt Lake after pitching for Centerville, and Elmer Barber was another plenty good chucker. Hort Evans was and still is the best manager or coach Centerville produced.