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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 2, 1940
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PAGE SIX RLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Summer Sporls In WitilVy Selling Armslrong Wins Everything Except Decision Says United Press LO3 ANO.EI.ES. March 2. UJP> — Ceferino Gmrln today is still Hie middleweight champioM of ihf world. Not only Unit, he Is Die !u:ky middleweight champion of tin world. He retained his title line lust i.'igbt when Rctm-eu George Blake awarded him « draw alter ten rounds of fii;hlln 3 with Henry Armstrong, holder ol Hie welicr- wplglit crown. Before .1 disappointingly small crowd of 20,000, Armstrong, according to the United Press score slice! and the majority of customers, won six rounds and received at least an even break In two mure. The champion was able to win only two, the second ma the scvcmn. He was given the fifth by Referee Blake because of Armstrong's Uut- tinff and low hitting, bill oven this gift did not draw liini anywhere near even with the hustling Jittlp negro challenger. Armstrong, a former shoe shine toy, put n high polish on the pride of the Philippines most of (he way. Knowing dial Garcia was oniy dangerous at long range, where lie covild wind up. whistle and let fly with his bolo uppercut. Armstrong wisely moved in to close quarters, with the opening bell nml never was more than one layer of shin nway from the champion lo tlie finish. He stayed inside, deep inside, nnrl for 10 rounds, threw his flall- ing fists nl the. Filipino's face and mid-section nntil both were raw anil bloody. Garcia finished the fight leaning against the ropes with his mouth wide open and his right eye In the same condition. Save for a lump on his left eye, and slashed lip, Armstrong wns as fresh after the bout as when he began it. Neither fighter came even elosc to scoring a knock-out, but in ti-.y eighth round Armstrong rocked his bigaer opponent with a volley of head punches. He delivered these from long raiyc. without advance notice. He suddenly stepped back and let the Filipino have it with both barrels. Garcia staggered but recovered quickly and went into a clinch to end the threat. They came out. cautiously with the first be!! and came to close quarters. They stayed there during most of the fight, although Gnrcin almost continually backed up in an allcmpi to gel a clear shot at the always boring-in negro. Ninety per cent of the punches thrown during the 10 rounds were delivered while, the boxers' shoulders or heads touched, It was rough, lough but unspectacular fight. As the United Press scored it, the first round was even. Garcia won Uic second. Armstrong took the next four, although he wns penalized in the fifth for fouling. Garcia rallied to take the edge in the seventh, but the tireless little negro, endeavoring to become the first man in history to win four world titles, closed with a rush lo lake the eighth and tenth rounds The ninth was even. Armslrong came rolling down the stretch and had the bout been scheduled for the recognized cham- Hminnmime sports against a snowy background f«nu,«l t|». j«iir<-y Onllni/ Cliib Carnival ul Kust Jalircy, N. II. Ai lop. racing ,..„,.'; throw up *|miy lustrad of di n turn flooded by churned up MW.W. Iklow, nard-|.a c l: w | .snow inakim n fust track In lh<- Hotting horse race. Amonj; cither IIVIMII.S was a .wliiwnins n»< x recall nnnuul as 1 thoy skid lor speedy con 'lug 'exhibition. Winer arflunci S>S?»iKi«i;J:S : :;*V;i:isi Rice Owls Win Conference Case Title pionship ro\ile of 15-rmmds. he probably would have won even easier if not by a clean, knockout. In California the decision Is entirely up (o the referee. Blake former manager of Fidel La Barba and recognized as one of the country's most dependable third men. never officially announced his decision. He left the ring immediately after the tenth round bell and sent back his message—to Garcia and Armstrong alike. Tlie fight was no limncial wow Imt it was a magnificent sorial success. The flower of filmdom was packed around the ringside, packed so tightly the cinema cream soured the press section. One wns fearful of hitting his typewriter lest he bruise an orchid. The exact financial take was not revealed but it was estimated that 20,006 or so customers paid in the neighborhood of jco.oco lo see Ihc show in Gilmore Stadium Today Sport Bj HENF.T s Parade no Hint there could be no honest, doubt of the decision. I am nol a man who puls himself up as a rtiij; expert, but. neither do I sell pencils on the comer, lin-ciip equipped. In short, i not blind and from where 1 with other members of the press iu the front row. Armstrong won six rounds. lost two and got. an even break in two others. Out-weighed 15:1';. to 142, Armstrong was continually the aggressor and shoved 'tlie sullen Fiilt- liino about the ring as if lie were a featherweight, lie opened a nasty cut over Garcin's right eye smeared his face, neck and shoulders with blood, con-.plcti-ly nullified the famous bolo punch, and In general made him look like just another boy from the Philippines, with lights on. This is what I saw. What referee George niake saw is something he will revenl prob- bably only in his memoirs. How on earth he could sec (his as an even fight is beyond even my comprehension. Apparently he didn't, make up his mind until he was over his third wheat cake at the linnui Derby, because I will swear to you that no official announcement, either by Dlake or anyone else, over was made as to the decision. Tliis correspondent, who dislikes to speak to strangers, had to tap a man on the shoulder to nml out what the Blake verdict was FOT- tmi.itely, the man. who f thought was Jerry Kiesler, criminal lawyer and chairman of (be California Boxing association. Kleslor whispered to me. sotlo voco. that Blake had decided on a draw •^^•ASo,i* .at^t ;or r«rr w ' dteweight '"hlXht "5 ^tenrr,,, 1 , 0 ^,.^ T,^ wT world right on the nose. I said well j no demonstration. This worked m advance lhal it would end in a me a bit until, sitting later in niy guild and took over the mutucJs ut Woodbine Park in Canada, He has ( been mntucls manager at virtually every race meeting where tlie system was legalized in the east. He has worked at Tliorncliff, nine Hounds, the Windsor Jockey Club, Connauglil Park, Uorval, Howie! J.nttrcl, Tropical Park, Thistledown ,ind .Marlboro, iiimmg others. Ho now manages the belting plants ut llialeali, I'imlico. Narra- gansetl Park, .Suffolk Downs, Hock- iiisham, Timonium, Cumberland jjiU Jfngcrstown. Although he lias handled billions In betting money, the C4- \i;ar old dean ol American mu- iiK'1'.j numigers never bets a dollar. At ihc moment, Mnhony is In the of writing record miituels litfiirc.s into the history of legall/ed lacing in Florida. I:XI'I;I;T SIM,two,«(io . {•'OK UNTUCK MKKTf.Vn With n week of the- 4«-day Ilialeah meeiing left, players lind passed S^l.TO/lOa through Mahony's big mntui'ls organixation, a daily average of $5«,403 Tlie pool on the 1 Tlamiiigo fitaljes won by woof Woof, Feb. 24, was $130.007. The day's handle was .$905,000. Muhony expects Widener Cur (lay. March 2, to crack n million and to bundle $24.000,000 for Hie meeting, or $3,000,OOU more than a year ago when the handle wir the biggest since the sport mi: lesalUcd in 1931. In (lie fabulous boom days of JM5 nl Die old ninlcah Park, play averaged $700,000 a (lav and more than $1,000.000 on Saturdays, with S3 windows deserted in comparison (o jammed $50 wickets. Them ivas the days. When Mahony "went iniiluels" in 1011 only four were in action in America. Now :M tracks have Ihc machines with New York swelling tlie list this year. Track bookmakers arc no more. Mnhony was inutucls manager it llialeali in 19:il when Joseph Early Widener brought the first totalkalor to this country. Mortimer Mahony returns home ihis spring ... a New York buy who made goo;i in the country. SATURDAY, MARCH 2, l<MOi >r ni- • ' i /** •>' * *' t v rhisCIorner BY . ARTKRENZ Barler Economy Is Called Probable When Peaccj Comes 10-round draw- It did. But I am not bragging, even though I am a man who docs not ranke the correct selection very often. A man might just as well brag tta'rVthn™?.! of^rirfJ ?Z±°7 ing a nCW , aild dead ^ is »"<" tl« comim *ed, uuiuiiizti germ, or a termite who rally around the "fine mr would live only in wooden legs,! come out of the ' or a chicken with all \vings and - neck. • i Armslrong won it easily, so easily, In fact, that even the gate crashers, who helped to swell the small crowd of Ihls great production, must have known from their high perches Just Ibis side of Fres- 'len. i philosophized that, nct- haiis in California, newspapermen "''e Ihe last to learn about things But let us not gel excited. Let us take mtddlewclgln chamnion- <'""- in stride. After all coiupcti- that et us and To Plan Golf Events For 1940 Season be made at a' meeting to be held Tuesday night. MO o'clock at the office of Morse mid Kirahiicr. it was announced today. All members have been urged to attend this hiiixirlani meeting, according to notices sent Make Clean Sweep In Pemiscol County Grade School Tourney COOTER. Mo.. Mnrch 2. — The Dt-ering boys and girls won both ^hauipiouships of the Pcmlscot County grade school basketball I oilman, cut here last nisjhl with the boys defeating Holland. 12-li, ami Ihe girls winning over Cooler, 1!>-14. to take home both the laurels. A large crowd of thrilled spectators witnessed the double victory tor the Dccriu.; school which teams have played excellent basketball since Ihe tourney opened. In (he girls' game, Sudduth. forward of Dccrlng. with 14 points, was easily Ihc siar. Hooper, with R. won honors for Cooler. Camp, uecring boys forward, with C points, wns high man with Wilford making :i for Holland in a game in which neither side allowed much scoring. The lineups: Tag Match To Head Mat Card Another tag wrestling exhibition will eiilerlain mat fans a; the Legion arena Monday night. This lime Kcd lioberts, the Little Rocker, will team up with Lee Meyers agninst Gene Blnkcly, the Texas head crusher, and Joe Welch. Following the tag wrcslliiii; feature Meyers will engage Blakely in a ;t(j minute one-fall individual match and Roberts wil lake on Welch in a similar affair. Those fans who like n bit. of boxing along willi the mai show will probably enjoy the special return match scheduled between Billy Price. Manila leather pu.-hcr, and Billy Thompson, the Hlv'he- ville Whirlwind. Verirg ilfl) ;iic!(intli 14 Briiicr 2 Ayers 3 Wai son Towlily Hall ' Girls POS. !••> p Cooler (14) Hooper 8 Brown 4 Jones ',> liargcr Vinson Frazier .Substitutes: Urcring—Hand, coot cr—Oesl ring. Loving*. Boys Pos P Depring 1121 Camp ti Borksdale 2 Willis 3 Ring 1 Owen C G G Holland (6) Taylor 2 Neill Wilford 3 Palmer 1 Patterson , ~ » HHV.-I ,-iUll Substitutions: Holland— Bnrneu. THE PAYOFF ORIllSailTED Workouts To Begin March 15; Cage Letters Are Awarded By IIAKUY GUAVSOX NBA Service Sports lMn,, r MIAMI. Fla.. Mar. a.—Alicr 23 years. Mortimer Michael M.ihony, from New York's teeming .Seventh Ward, becomes a prophet wiiii full honors *in his homo town. j They hav« called upon M,i;:imeri M. Mahony (o manage the n.ui- inutiiel machines whet, tiu'v ; ue installed for Ihe u,,,,. t '|,| S year at Belmont Park aim y :lra '. loga, the two bigscsi ti.:iks in America. The pari-mutuel system ,.• |, et . ling . the player., phying against each other's mom-, a small commission dedu i (lie track and stale introduced to this c-oui::: Jerome Park. New York. ; , as 1870. yet in mil i; K operation at only four Am strips. Mortimer Mahony ^i,i thnl it seemed to him u lr tuels best served Ihe grc.i e. ume of Ihc betting public. with i'd by was v at early •is in Tills didn't make M mnny ' OSCEOLA, Ark.. Mar, 1.—Letters were aivnrdcd to ^7 memliers of the senior anri junior basketball teams of Osccola high school, it. \vas announced today by Frank Jones, alhletic director at "the city vhool.s. Tlie eight lettenncn and two rc- strves of the senior boys were Lan Williams, Earl Morrison, nillie Da- \cnpoil. Elmer Bryant. Paul Anna- u'c. R. D. Mears, Billie Bannister and nillie Bowi'i., Buddy nnrbfcrs and lirownlee Sliannon.' The eight regulais and five re- «ei-vcs nmong the senior girls included Margaret and Mildred Mo- riitrt.v. De-lores Shoemaker, Marjorio Rdringlnn, Vera Hendri.v, Betty Butler, Josephine Pra/ier, Dorothy ami Kilna Mae Ehelton, Fiavia Driver, Elsie Perkins, Ruth Fairley. l-(iva<la Kennedy, and to Sarah Catherine Mayfield as manager. The junior regulars were Elton Jordan. John Edward and Herman Phillips. Ben Butler. Ed Hanks Mas .Stewart, fiillie Seaton. Gary Laurence. J. p. Smith, Bobbie Pra/.ier; reserves wore Thomas Williams and nillie Morrow. Regulars among Ihe junior girls were Coleen Bannister Emily Sue Slliwblatl. Hetty Ann Edri'nglon. Mary Shoemaker. Gractc Mae Alexander. Ruth Page. Evelyn Fletcher. Miry Florence Burch; reserves were Virginia Reed. Eddie Jean Shellon, Marie Vickens and Mary Prances Wilhitc. The seniors played a total of -10 games including tournament games, and the juniors took part in 20 games, an increase over the 193835 schedule. The junior interest and participation was greater this year than at any previous year, according to Roy E. Dawson. superintendent of schools. Over 100 students participated in practice and gnmes throughout (lie season. Coach Jones was assisted by W. u. Gardner, grade school " principal, in coaching the junior boys. The seniors will lose through graduation Ihrce boys and three girls; Earl Morrison. Lan Williams. Billie Bar.nlster. Vcra Hendrl.x. Josephine jva/icr and Edna Mac EhcUon. March llth will mark the beginning of .spring football practice for 25 boys which will continue through April 1st when track and softball practice will begin. Tins is the first effort in ihc history of the school to undertake spring football prac- licc. WASHINGTON, March '2 (UP) —Agriculture Department economists pallet, "trouble ahead" for farmers who have been sellijiK u substantial part of their crops abroad. Warnings issued last fall Unit Ihe American farm boom tliat occurred in the World War may not nmlerlull/c this time have given way to positive statements lhal she opposite elfect should be expected i|ow. "The present war .serins certain to hint our agricultural exports," Milo Perkins, president, of the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation, said, "When the war is over, things are likely to be even worse. Peace Solution llnnlilri) "Barring a miracle of brotherhood and vision at the next peace conference, we are likely as a nation to find ourselves in n world loath to give up its barter economies. Having a surplus Of both farm and city goods ourselves, we may find it extremely difficult to trade with oilier countries in such a world." Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace said that. American farmers are not now, and are not likely in t) le future, to profit from the war. For producers of some commodities—such as cotton, tobacco and wheat—the war "has Ijcen an economic calamity" he said. "The win- .set off a speculative boom not warranted by subsequent, events," Wallace said. "The net effect of the war on agricullure ia.s- been to shut off a large part of the world market for our farm iroducts." Onld Balance Upset One thing that is bothering the economisls is the drain of' the, world's gold to this country That «old represents the dilferaice be- .wccn the value of exports and im- Jorls. The supply O r gold is limited. The United States already has i large percentage of the total One economist put it, this way "The country seems to think "it ll right (o swap three and a half ons of fuel oil for an ounce of jold. If (he war lasts, however, vc'll have most of the world's "old and just what other nations will isc for money to buy the things ve want to sell, no one seems to ;now." ff other nations, after sending virtually, all their gold to this country in exchange for goods should devalue their currency in terms of gold, the United States would be left "holding the bat> - it was said. That is a possibility which is causing some fiscal experts sleepless nights. It would mean that the United Slates could purchase abroad less for the gold than it gave in manufaelurcd goods and (arm products to obtain it. 4-H Club Cage, Touniatiiciit Is Slill Underway Kangnroo rats of (lie desert, and whales of the sc.i are the only mammals in the entire \vorlrt that have consolidated nccMxmes. Play continued today in the hoys and girls 4-H basketball tournament of North Mississippi County being held at. the armory here with the semi-finals slated for this afternoon and the finals for to- nighl. In boys "B" games played Friday afternoon, liocky defeated Bryant, 16-10: Lone Oak defeated Boynton. 19-11; Reece defeated Box Elder, 1G-13; Blacfcivnter won over Shudy Grove. 27-1; Lost Cane won over Rocky 20-10. In the "U" girls games yesterday afternoon and last night. Shady Grave defeated Lost Cane, 305; Rocky defeated Boynlon. 10-!; Huffman defeated clear Lake. IG-4; Gosnell defeated Bryant, 2C-5; Pawhecn defeated Blackwaler 1913, The "A" boys games resulted In these scores: Yarbro won over Lone Oak, 30-15; Gosnell won over Shady Grove, 33-10. W CHASE f? WHO CAME up PROMISES To ADD f>£%C£,VTA6E POINTS To PiRATe HOPES HE. is THE RIGHT- HANDED TtjE HAS NEEDBD To >TA .... AND He TUB POTATO FOX ,? IN 3Z GAMES * THE BUCS LAST FALL LEnflrJ EP'ML (Continued from Page n Luxora, where his plane landed. After (he "Open House" he was escorted to the City Auditorium by the Blytlicville school band which inarched in formation to the slage and gave a band concert, Post Commander Don Edwards, as toast- niasler, presented E. A. Hice, district commander, who introduced C. Q. Kelly of Little Rock, national vice president and who then introduced the national commander and other distinguished guests. • Following the address, the audience sang "Arkansas" led by Jioss Stevens with Marjorie Stevens at the piano. C. A. Cunningham presented a irae photograph of a cotton,field in Mississippi County, the largest cotton producing conntv in the world. The program ant! arrangements lor Commander Kelly's visit were made by a committee of Mr. Cunningham. Mr. Rice, Roscoe Crafton, J. Moll Brooks. G. R. Caller. Ncill Reed and Floyd A. While, assisted by tlie host commander, Mr. Edwards. Commander Kelly left early today by motor, for Little Rock. Among the other distinguished visitors liere were these who were also introduced; Marvin Harrison of Sheridan. Arkansas state commander; Bert Prcssou of Utlle Hock, stale adjutant; nob sisson of Little Roi'li. pas; state com- Miamlri 1 ; Grain, Pry of Cape Gi- rardcan. past stale commander of Missouri; Oscar C. Reiser ot Cape] Girardeau. vice commander of Missouri slate Legion; Art Jackson of Helena, a member of (he national motor transportation committee, and Capt. Ellis Hagan of Littb Rock, who piloted the plane which j brought Commander Kelly here. | Head Ccnrier News want, mis. Senath Team Beats Steele Quint, 23-22 STEELE, Mo.. March 2. — Th Senath hoys won the regional high school championship here last nigh by defeating the Steele boys, 23 22, in a fast game which was Il.e first the Pcmiscol County boys had lost in 24 games. The Slccle team will play p 0 r- tagcville tonight for third place winner of the regional championship after having been nosed on of the right to enter tlie state meet. Pre-favorites before the lo the Steele boys plaj'cd a thrilling game as is indicated In the one- point loss. Our Service IS YOUR Assurance OF Safe Driving! Safe motoring is the aim of every driver. Then, why not assure yourself of this safety as far as your automobile is concerned. Drive in and let our mechanics put your car in shape for any driving. The cost is reasonable and Ihe work guaranteed. EXPERT MECHANICS MODERN EQUIPMENT ALL WORK GUARANTEED PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th & Walnut Phone 810 Swirling nights of locusts are depicted in motion pictures by cofTee grounds floating on eddying water currents. Try One ot Our Delicious PIG SANDWICHES Oie Hickory Inn Across Frnn. HiKli School TAG WRESTLING Lee Meyers and Red Roberts Gene Biakely and Joe Welch popular with New York book:v. -I's for whom he worked. 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