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Page Two THE CENTERVILLE NEWSETTE THE CENTERVILLE NEWSETTE Issued Monthly at Centerville, Utah Editor Vestil S. Harrison Lois Clayton Associate Editor Clinton S. Barber . Sports & Service News Clubs and General Alta Blood Cleveland Cook Organizations Eva Cardall Statistics and News ........ Leonard Mitchell . . Staff Photographer SEND NEWS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO ANY OF ABOVE OR TO THE EDITOR, BOX 143, CENTERVILLE The Newsette Reports Each passing month brings additional evidences of your generosity and willingness to support your Newsette. Joel Smith paid for the last one, and William Dunn has already more than paid for the next issue. Furthermore, Brother Dunn made the super-super-prince- ly offer to see the paper through to the end of this year if other contributions werent adesufficient. While we cant quately express how we were affected by this gentlemans kindness and liberality, we hastened to assure him that the good people of Centerville will make this gesture on his part unnecessary. Lt. Roland G. Reading has come forward with his check for $10.00 to show his appreciation and to help the cause. Thanks, Roland, although we feel that you servicemen and women who are out there giving your all should not be called upon to help defray the expenses of this little effort on our part to bring you a touch of home once a month. We have been fortunate in se- curing a few films and photoflash bulbs, and are now adding Leonard Mitchell to our staff as In Official Staff Photographer. the future you may expect to see him and his press camera at all so important public functions dont be alarmed if a flash bulb goes off in your face at the most unexpected moment. Since our February issue appeared, the following individuals and families have helped to swell the coffers: Ernest Bangerter, Ralph Tingey, Harry Pickering, LeRoy H. Duncan, Lorraine Ford, Horton Evans, Emma Walton, Sterling Rollins, Seth Blood, David Noakes, Harlo Randall, Edith Tingey, Herbert Streeper, William Tingey, Joel Smith, William Dunn, Barbara Leak, Roland Reading, Thomas Timms, A. B. Torry, Leslie Earl, Amo Kirkham, John Coles, Luna Roberts, Thomas Cook, Mrs. Derrell Tingey, Milton Smith, Lottie Walton, Carl N. Smith, and John Randall. Thanks to all of you! We sincerely hope you will feel repaid for helping! March, 1944 HOOP NEWS SPORTSMAN LOOKS BACK Explorers Miss Tournament By Two Measly Points An Interview With separated the Explorer Hot Shots from the Salt Lake Interstake Explorer tourney. A round robin was held in the Junior High gym the week after the regular stake season ended. All teams participated, with the teams to drop out when they lost and the winner to play South Bountiful for the Stake championship and a berth in the Salt Lake Two points The Hot Shots took their first two games with comparative ease before bowing to Bountiful I, Wednesday February 9, West January 26 they edged Bountiful by a mere 3 but had a healthy lead most of the game. Sessions and Harris led the scoring with 12 and 8 points, respectively. February 2, the Hot Shots easily to drubbed Bountiful Third, H. and reach the finals. Sessions Randall lead the way with 13 and 6 points, respectively. r. The final game was a Bountiful I took a quick 0 lead early in the game before Sessions and Hatch scored to tie it up and shortly before half-tim- e the The score led, rest of the game with the Bountiful team dunking the bucket shortly before the final gun. Even though the Hot Shots were robbed of a tourney berth, they enjoyed a successful season. They started slow, but improved all the time and were one of the best teams near the end. What games they did lose were close. Negotiations were in order at press time for the boys to meet one or two other teams in challenge meet. 14-1- 2. 25-2- 27-1- 2, heart-breake- 4-- 6-- 4. see-saw- all-import- ed ant battles. Below are the individual scores for the round robin, and the entire seasons total in parentheses: Phil Sessions Lawrence Rollins Arthur Harris Harlo Randall Clarence Hatch Shirley Randall Merlyn Perkins Calvin Tingey Newsing Around 29 (88) 8 (42) 12 (30) 11 2 0 (26) (20) (20) 0(4) 2 ( 2) (Continued from page 1) Sunday evening, February 6, a program was held commemorating the 34th anniversary of Scouting. A flag ceremony was directed by Scoutmaster Allan Beers. Jay Streeper and Junior Williams, two former Scouts home on furlough from the army, gave brief reports. Asst. Scoutmaster Keith Randall led a demonstration by the following Scouts: Joe Tingey, Thad Kirkham, Richard Pettit, Jim Rush-fort. h, Raguel Miles and Ronald BERT READING By Clint Barber Bert Reading's experience in baseball dates back over 50 years ago when he played in Lon- don and later in Centerville, and Bert strongly contends that if there was more baseball for the younger generation than there is, it would be most helpful to com- bat juvenile delinquency. Telling a little of the early days: Baseball in those days would look strange to the boys and girls of today. There were 7 balls and 4 strikes and the batter either called for a high ball or a low one, and the umpire was to reason accordingly. We never wore gloves in those days, yet the horsehide was poked as hard then as now. When I was a catcher in the 8th Ward of Salt Lake and Frank Barker was the pitcher, often our hands would get so swollen we would have to change places. When large gloves were introduced it was difficult to get used to them. Often it was much easier to catch a ball barehanded. Centervilles old ball ground was where Golden Allens house now stands. It was a poor diamond, being uneven and rocky and a boghole in the spring. There were black locust trees and a picket fence in the way and it took many days of hard work to clean it up. The rocks that we took off were sold to Frank Wright of Bountiful for 50c a load, and the money was used for new equipment. Although he couldnt think offe hand of an team, Bert did emphasize that Centerville always had plenty strongs teams in those days, even though they never kept the same team together for long always getting a new lineup from whomever they could get together. all-tim- Randall. Short talks were given by Scouts Bob Pettit, Marvin Folsom and Emery Williams. Elgin Rigby and Clarence Reeves also spoke. Moderator Ralph Tingey conducted a panel discussion, Should boys take girls to eating places after dances and shows? The participants were Lawrence Rollins, Floyd Pickering, Dick Lyman, Luana Smith, Betty Rigby, and Marlene France.