while Yates Lee was ci’edited with four wins against no losses, but with one draw.
We shall try to give you future results of this tournan,ent next month.
Well, the 1945 major league baseball season is just about ready to begin. The
season opens Monday, April l6th. An Associated Press survey reveals the interest
ing fact that a little more than 79 percent of the players who started the 1941,
or pre-Pearl Harbor season, have either gone into the armed services or become
essential war workers. Hardest hit of all. clubs seems to be the New York Yankees,
Gone are such performers as Phil Rizzuto, Red Rolfe, Ton Henrich, Joe De Maggio,
Charlie Kellar, Joe Gordon, Bill Dickey, Johnny Sturm, and liarius Russo, You must
wonder what in the world they hope to accomplish this year. We shall have to wait
to see. It seems to be pretty generally agi’eed that the St, Louis Cardinals will
lead the way in the National League circuit. Here again, we trust that we can give
you further details next month.
certain ternis—^yet one who had never made us feel like he
was really leading, only, as a friend v;ho was looking after
our interests at all times.
Whether one agreed vdth his political philosophy or not, is now beside the
point. Time will gloss over all bitterness engendered by one so fearless in the
performance of his duty as was Roosevelt. The multiplicity of good things he set
in motion will never die but live on and on to benefit the masses of mankind.
It is said that the President once remarked, that he was sure, the common
people of tihe counti’y loved him, and he further observed that, that was ample
compensation for all the unpleasant tilings that had come. In that observation,
he summed up the great love ho bor^ for the common people, you and I,
President Roosevelt died a hero's death just as surely as any boy who has
given his life on the battlefield - just as surely as our five boys from Lawndale
who made the supremo sacrifice.
Although the President's tired body has been laid to rest in his beloved
garden at Hyde Park, N,Y,, his indomitable spirit vdll live forever.
Let us pray that a just and diu’able peace vdll be made at the San Francisco
conference that will ever live as an enduring monument to Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
Our little village like the entire world was
profoundly shocked and grieved when we heard that
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had passed away.
He died on April 12th at the little IVhite House in
^ Warm Springs, Georgia.
^ Y/e stood about in little groups, speaking soft3.y
'M of this great sorrow that had come so suddenly. We all i
felt as though we had lost a personal friend, a kind /
neighbor, a wise adviser and a great leader. Notice
that we say a groat leader last, for it was as a close\