The Detroit News published a seasonal forecast last week by Private Richard Jones of Camp Stewart, Ga. Some of Private Jones's odds:
First. Club: U.S.A. Nickname: Yanks. Manager: Roosevelt. Comment: young, green team, big hole at third base. Predictions: always contender; will be in for stretch drive. Odds: 2 to 1.
Fourth. Club: Germany. Nickname: Huns. Manager: Hitler. Comment: veteran team; went well against minor-league competition threat. Predictions: looks to be stale; manager trouble; contender. Odds: 5 to 1.
Fifth. Club: Japan. Nickname: Japs. Manager: Hirohito. Comment: surprise team; stronger than last year; believed weak in own park....