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TUESDAY, I'-KHUUAHY 13, 1940 Close Games Expected To Mark County Loop Play lom'ght Teams of- Manila, Oscecla, Bly- Ihcville and Leachville advanced to the semi-finals of Ihe boys' division of Ihe Mississippi County Ama- Icur Basketball League and tho Joiner, Manila, Varbro and Leachville teams advanced to the same position in the girls' division when tlie first playoff games took place at the armory here last night, ' Semi-fhiftls will be staged tonight, 0:30 o'clock, and the finals , oak, 30-16; Hardware of Blylbeville defeated Shawnee of Joiner, 35-25; Leach- vl e won over Btackwaler. 39-23. There was but one girls' game played as Yarbro and Lenchvilte Had drawn byes and Hubbard lils autobiography. He Ims written some poetry but docs not feel that ho has yet done his best work, Armstrong makes it clear thnt he Is not retiring' this year because lie (eels he is through as a flfc'hlcr, but because (he atmosphere o[ gymnasiums, training camps, and the like, arc not conducive to literary output. "It Is (lie Ictig training grand for lights (hat runs iletiry crazy," liddie Mead, Armstrong's manager told me. "All h e 1C ;rlly needs to get ready for a scrap Is five oj six days. Take the one he is going to have with Ccferlno Garcia here this month. He could stun work a week before the light and be in top shape, but he can't rln that. With publicity beliiK as nee j essary to a fight as it is lie must 1 sian a month early 50 thai o newspaper men can write about Wm nild the flBht ,^ e b0 ^ out and sec him work This sort of thing is pa"!ta la "y K rt o a fellow wlio knows it Is a) use lcss und t | uit , le £ /„ * ™ "" for nothing" woiking ! rn retard to Art>«ti-/m»-' n i . s,si%« ~* =• = «•££ chances of the Filinino " Gllreia hi s BO nrd that he will Dave a •hni.ce again tanv , 1My „ lon| , J'™ C £ «*™« JW- into a ring." Mead said 'Th°U bolo pll nch of his which h notnU « BIA'TimVlLLE (AHK.) COURIBR NEWS Chicks-Lions G<t me Delayed; Gym Not Ready • witfi r '6;' "was"high man.iiri'lia't ccii- test. In the Hubbard Hardware of Blythcville-Shawnce of Joiner game, Warrington made 1] to cap- Bid Mead think Henry could go against Ihe bigger and beller Ciarcia i.f today nnd still win? "I honestly do. Henry never "'"- better than he did in stop- the visitors. Thurmond, of Leachville. made hcnoj-s for (lie night with 16 while Shockley, with 7, was high for Bluckwatcr in tlial lilt: In Ihc Shawnee of Jotner-Oscc- ola girls' game, G. Speck, with 13, was high for Shawnee and Clin- lon made 5 to win Individual honors for Osceola. The lineups: BOYS Manila (42) Pos. Reiser (17) Williams 2 p Coiner 2 Ashadranner 14 p Robinson Downing :i C Montgomery 21 Koehler H G Holt 4 B «T.V G Pittman 2 Substitution.-.: Manila —Shockley, 4; Isaac 1; Bowman; Blackwood 4. Reiser—Myles 1. Omcials:Rctcrec — Mann; Tinie- keeper—WarrinBtpn; .Scorer—Ivy. Osceola (39) 1'os. Lone Oak (16) Clnsenhall p j. Austin 2 Kay 3 p Bunch Bei >' A. C. Bunch 6 Ramsey 15 G E. Austin Taylor 6 G H. Walters 3 Substitutions: Osceola — Price 5; Wilson 10. Lcnc Oak—A. Walters 3; P. Abbott 2. Officials: Referee—Shivcly, Timekeeper— Wnirlngtoii; Scorer—Ivy. Uiyihcvillc. (35)-pos. joiner (25) Warrington tl F Belt 8 j James G p Musick 1 Hardin C McLendon Downs 7 O Croxton S Wilson I G Burnettc 7 Substitutions: Blylheville — Har- berl, Burnham, Mullins 10; Ptirtlc. Joiner—Ralph 5; Puckett. Officials: Referee—Shively; Timekeeper—Warrington; Scorer—Ivy. Lcachvillc (39) PCS. Blackwalcr ' Ti Thurmond 1C' F Shockley 7 McHaney p Whitney 4 Plckins 2 c English 4 HiPP 9 G English 4 Kennett 4 o Myers 2 Substitutions: Leachville Moore 2; Bclby 3; Howard 3. Blackwater— Caslleman 2. Officials: Referee—Mann; Timekeeper— Warrington; Scorer—Ivy. GIRLS Joiner (23) Pos. Osceola (10) H. Carlock 5 P Clinton 5 G. Speck 13 F Hall t A. Speck 5 p McDanicl 4 M. Tinslcy G Williams M. Childcrs G Byers V. Seymour G McElvain Subslilutions: Joiner ^- Collier, Man:r. Harrison. Oificials: Referee—Mann; Timekeeper—Bishop; Scorer—Ivy. HO and was punching harder Uiiiu ever. He didn't throw as many punches as he usually docs, bill he wasn't wasting any. Every one he threw landed and meant something. He won't be quite fls fast "gainst Garcia as he wns in New York, but he'll be much surer and stronger. I don't think the Filipino will be able lo get to him in ten rcunds. Henry'll gel his fourth (i- lle, and, after one or two more bouts call it quits." Craig Placing Four Boxers In Memphis Event Sports Palace In Paris Serves As I'Yeucli Army Depot NATCHEa, Miss. iUP)-JelTerson Davis Ueil) Dickson is wonileniii! wncn (lie Eiiroiican war will end 50 he can e» WICK lu 1'uris und reopen his 1'nlais lie Sjioris Today's Sport Parade MCA.EMORK . . With the whole world. to choose from. Henry Armstrong has selected Gene Timncy as "the man in whcsc foolitcps he wants to follow. Already the little negro welterweight champion has set the dale for his retirement from the ring —the end ol this year—and he hopes to hang up his gloves un- clctcated. With the money he has accumulated trom nine years of tattling he plans to settle down tatictly and start leading a literary life. He wants to read and study the classics; familiarize tilm&cli. with the old masters of art; and ac- (|iiirc an apprccialicn of the finer things music has lo offer. Tunney, of course, lias done nil those things :>ince his final night of fiahling when he tallied himself in the blood of poor Tom Hccney. Tiie chances are 'that before he liuishes with Hie quiet life Arm- .sirciiK will have outdone Tunney. He intends lo be creative in a literary way. Already he has started worse on "The Road To Glory," Joe Craig, bDxing instructor for the Chickasaw Athletic Club, said today lie will take a team of four amateur boxers to Memphis tonight lo compete In the first round of the annual Mid-South Golnen Gloves tournament, at Ellis Auditorium. Teh team will be composed of Aaron Byrd and Hugh Harbcrt, who will compele in Ihc open middleweight class, Billy Tnompson, novice welterweight, and Paul Howard of Leaclwille, a novice bantamweight. Both Byrd and Harbcrt are conceded good chances at annexing the njiadlewelght championship, in the 1SI38 Mid-South tcurney Byrd battered his way to the* novice welterweight championship and his! teammate Haroert weathered all I opposition in (he novice middle-1 weight, division to take the trophy. Nenner competed in Ihe Memphis tournament last, year. During Ihe past year Byrd, one of the most premising mitt swingers developed In the amateur rmiKs here in recent years, lias grown taller and has taken on wcignt until he can no longer fight in me welter division. Thus, ' Byrd and harfierl must compete for tnc same liopny, although i.ney may not be iQiceo. to meet each other. Hnroert is a clever delensive fighter witn a stinging right and a style that nnst (imnteHrs he has met have been iinaoio lo solve. Byrd'is the uniirgmg, wnnlwmd type who Jills naid with-bolli hands and who usually carries tlie light making him sotneuhat of a- target ior a coiin- a-r-piincncr, but Ins matches are usually full of action. bmy Thompson is a slugger who likes to mis it, but his knowledge 11 boxing tactics is limited. Paul Howard, the Leachville oamom rfno will also compele in the novice .anKs, is said to ue a fast young- -icr with a pretty good punch, but ,s handicapped by lack of ri'iv j.xpeilence. "inc Tex HUtard of Europe" Is visiting llns region during nis "cn- lorced vacation" from i-'iatice. iJiekson, jnu'iiuiionany Known as a sports promoter aiui the man wno nv.iue ine j-rencn conscious ot professional iitniuics, saul mat cue government mis taken over Ins j'uiius de Sports. -iney pay me tlie equivalent of two Anieru-nn pennies a day for tnc use 01 my pmce lo SIOI'D sas masKS and otner war accessories;" uicKson buried. "Hut wiien me war is over—und 1 hope u a soon —tney will turn it b.icK 10 me and pay me :or any damages and lor .c tetainagc." Native of iVatehc/. Dickson, ,1 iitoo:.;mv native of Natchez who introduced bumpers ior French auiomoones, icauuca ionjft llcnle at his Spoils p.\lace three years before she was known in America, and executed many another promotion stunt, sale! lie nasn'l "much news" any more. He said that most of the boxers, bicycle ride-is, skateis and otner athletes- who have kept the 23.0UI) ieiils of his Palais dc Sports filled for years, have gone now to light the Germans. He pointed mil iljiit,! ne and Ihc army draw from Ihc tame age groups. Uickson was ashed if he intended lo promote any athletic events in Ihe United stales. . "No," he said, "I don't plan lo' ijtick Mike Jacobs or any of the Others in New York. Tnoy have i their plants. I have mine, nnd < when the war is over 1 shall re- ! :urn. i may keep my hand in, iiowevcr, by slaving a show or two on this side. 1 don't know." Has Several Fighters "I have three or four fighters in the United States now who are going lo do all right, 1 believe. Take, for inslance. this boy Antoine christo Forids, Ihe Gicek middleweight champion of Europe, the Rumanian Aurel Toinas, bantamweight champion of Europe, and Pedro Montnnaz, tlie I'timo Rican body puncher. My Amer-' lean manager, Lew Btirston, is Handling these boys." Dickson 1ms lived in Europe almost continuously since Ihe World War and for Ihe last 15 years has had a promoter's hand in almost every major fight staged over there, including the Iwo bout. 1 ; ba- Lvvcen Young Slribling and Primo Camera. Dickson has maintained his United Slates citizenship by spending at Icasl three months of every year in this country. A meeting of the lllylhevillc Clilcknsiiws nnd Manila Lions lo- nlghl hi what wtis lo linve been Ihe first basketball panic to lie played In the new Blythcvlllc high school gymnasium was postponed Indefinitely today. Coach joe Ulldy of Ihc Chicks announced lodny dial Ihe newly varnished floor of (he gymnasium was nol yet sufficiently dry for I use. The armory Is being used I for Ihc Mississippi County Ama- leur llnskelbnl) League lournn- nirnt so it was necessary to posl- j pone Ihe game he said. The first game- In (he new gyni; will proL'iibly be the scheduled j clash Pridiiy night between Ihe 1 Ulylhevtlle and Shawnee Wai) teams. • - US BELIEF l-lui'lcvs 1 Free Leg o Be Allowed Use Of One Steele's Version Of Cage Game Here STEELE, Mo., Feb. 13. — Plciist! find below H correct llne-np on i the Sicelc-Blylucvllle high school j game held In your Armory Friday ' night. Stcele high school docs not feel Justified In (he results ns quoted in Saturday's paper. Several f f the boys were Hsled with their I first names, and then again with their last names. Steele 3(i PCK. B'clllc 21 Carter 10 f ulnckwood 1 Meadows f Meharg 11 Ketchum 11 c Coppcdgo Smith 9 g ooyd Burton 2 g Mostly 4 Substitutions: Steele — Graham, 4, Harper. Sheeley, Hester. Blythe- villc—Hyde 2. Hy filttMUIK KtltKSKY UuiU-il l'r«s Slall Oorrwi'Olldonl 11K1AJSA1H, I'ln,, M,. 13. _ The it'Liic song o( baseball pitchers 'xi season will bo "swing and ••'"".V If Clark Griffith ot Wnshlnj- l<»>, an old-llme fllngm- himself, and llu- rnics-iimJtoi's linvo the light •den in llu-ir latest legislation. hi an attempt to ulve the pitches .wine relief from Ihe lively bull, clicap home run and other rules g (he tatlcr, the major league committee yeilenliiy passed w amendment permitting a ulsmnii Ihc Irce usa of his left c?k« a biK'kwaril step lor his "lilil Jiy If l,c is tt southpaw) lu •be net o( delivering the bull, Under Hie rule in force last .sen- son a plK-hiM- was allowed to have one foot off the rubber but lind to keep It stuUomiry. Under the 1010 legislation, he cun take « Iwck- ward step cunbllng him lo pitch wltli a rocking or swinging motion The rule wi\s sponsored' by ciurk Clrlffitli, Ihe old fox who pitched In Jack Chesi;;o's lime. He Is cer- Inln It will help Ihe .smnrl pt( c .|, crs who'll concentinte on Inking riil- vantiice of Us possibilities. 'I'hc rules eominlUee, composed of seven members «IK| presided over by Com mlNilom-r K. M. Ixindls. did not pass tlie rule unanimously. The lone dissenter wns Edcllc Collins, general jnanagi'v of lln; Uoslon Ked Sox. who oppasud II vigorously on Ihe conlriillon U would inlnif nliuut more clicnlliig than ever mming the pitchers. "The nexl thlna we'll Imve Is the pllchers clieadug with Ihelr pivot loot," wild Collins. "I don't thlnk llw rule will serve (he purpose fnr which It's Intended, if wo are KO- IiiB lo give Ihe pitcher any help, lei's bring luck (ho spitbull," Merc meiitltm of (be ttpllbuli brought opposition from -several fronts, especially from Clrlffllh who ;ald; "Nobody would ever get n ill off a good spllball pitcher." During Hie long, tedious meelln<i vhlch lusted until nilitnlijlit much alk was mmle of pitchers who Miealed on the rules. Dluy D, m n of he Cubs and johnny Allen of Ihc :mllaii5 were ctled by Orlffllh as Iwo pllchers who were flagrant violators of iillchiiig rules. llou Quinn, presidcnl of Iho lios- ton necs, charged Hint there, was ou« pitcher In the National Uague wlw continually violated .pitching rules. Jio formed to divulge his mime. \ "This fellow Ihrows spllbnlU and licorice bulls tiiul Is so clever thnt llicy ciin't, catch lilm/'.siiia .Qiitnn. "llo never uses (hose pitches until he eels In n Hunt spot, nnd then he pulls 'cm so slick 11 tnk.es u close observer In the grandstand to catch liljn. Sometimes lle spits In his Klovo nflcr lie mtifccs a pilch so he 1ms Ihe mllvu nil rendy lo use on Ihe next delivery.".' • llolh Iraeuc presidents, Will llar- dst 1 of tho American und Ford J'Vlflt of the National, believe Oflf- fllli's rule will jirovc of comldcr- We aid lo Iho pllchers. I'M llnrrow's suggestion to allow H linlter to be (tlven his busc auto- innllcully when n pitcher wnnls lo walk him purposely was voted doiwi unnnlmously, lioh Qulim's effort to give a bailer two liases when hu | s passed deliberately with men on l>ascs was lowed out by (ho oommtllce teforc tlicy could inn it lo n vote. A curfew was placed on night ll iinmes.Jorblildlng nny 'in- of a iiiiihl'giime lo start nfter p.m. Another rule was passed illin; llircu Bmnes to ue played in the same day to prevent ,iome club in iho pnnnunt flslit from ilnylnij off three postponed gumes nt Ihc lull end of (ho Benson us 'MlUbnrgli did sowio years ngo. PAGE Blakely AnJd Welch Wif Mat Event! Tlio team composed of'^Joe Welch und Gene Blakely von over 1'loyd liyrd nnd Lee Meyers/: who substituted for "Lefty" Pacer, in a tag wrestling exhibition at the' Legion nrenn !nst nlglif. > •" Blnkcly scored both falls *ith his BtraiiBler Lewis headtocl<,iput- UIIB Meyers out of commission nrst tlicn flimlly disposing of Byrd In Individual one-fall niatches fcllowlng (he tag wrcslle Blakely wns awarded the decision vover Meyers when the latter waV : 1iis- (|iinliflecl for choklnn. Tlie lime-was 15 mlimlcs. Tlie flnnl match resulted '. In s win for Welch over Byrd In 12 minutes. Welch used a scries, of Irish whips and a tumbling head scissors lo lake Oyrd ana end the show. liny Your AJWKICAN KXTUES8 MONEY ORDERS at ROHINSON'S Drug Store 6 /^\ TH1J M Cream OK KENTUCKY ini* itmitfit lloitrboit u in the world. At your favorite package store. Varicose Veins Blamed To Man's Upright Pose WASHINGTON (UP)--The U.S. Public Health Service says (hat a varicose vein is Ihe penally a man must pay to \valfc upright. The service blamed pressure within Ihc vessels for the dlslll- latcd veins which usually appear on the lower part of the leg. However, the exact cause of varicose veins is not known, the service noted. Some authorities are inclined (o believe heredity is one cause, while others say viuicosl- ties are due to purely mechanical influences. Soldier for 18 Years Doesn't See the World SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (UP) — Eighteen years a»o a. p. Anderson joined the army "to see the world" At that time he lived In Murrav, UtaJi, four miles south of Salt 1-ifce City. He enlisted and was sent to fort Douglas, on the ca.si- ern outskirts of Bait Lake (Jity, tor training. He remained tnctu H years and H months, working his way up to sergeant. Then |-,e was transferred 1 0 fast high .school, m the center of Salt La*c City, to coach an R. o. T. c team. Sergeant Anderson .says he's aot- teii used loall this traveling around. Wert Optometrist "HE MAKES 'EM SEE" Over Joe Isaacs' store Phone 5'iO UCTION SALE 104 Vast Third St. Candhcrsvillc, Mo. CRYSLERJATTHEWS Beginning at 1 P. M., Closing When Stock Is ' Disposed of FRIOAY, FEBRUARY 16, 194-' f''ifly he;id of good work mules In ciwosc from, pntc- liciilly all si/cs and iijjes, .some ntatclicd teams, sin'it- sin.dc; nil ^iwrantced ;u'di mated, in good flesh and ready lo be put into service ;il once. All made crops in J'cmiscot County last year. AUCTION RAIN OR SHINE SAi.r. win, BK iii:i.n IN OI;K LAKOK IMTLEMKNI RIJII.DI.VG, f'itOTKCTED HiOM COLD OK WKT \Vi:A- TIIKR. YOl; flIAV CO3IK TO THIS SAI.Ji WITH AS- HL'KANCa YOU WJU, KK COMTOHTAIIM;, Mules may be inspected any time from 0 o'clock till sale hugins. .Make your Hulcilions ami be ready lo ))i'l. All Sales Final Liberal Terms All Deals Under $50 Cash CRYSLER. |»h 0 i, e Citnithcrsvillc. 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