The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1940 · Page 7
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April 11, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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JTHURSDAY,-'APRIL 11, jjj?HBVlLLg_{ARKj COURIEH NEWS Crowds' Bet On And Owners I Purse Bouts 'ill Up MIAMI, Fin. (tJP)-Cock flyhU >ng, which originated vvltli Hie Athenians, once was patronized by kngllsh royally nnd first bannt' »i 1054. attracts crowds lo pits ii smith PJtjtidii resort tenters dm- ing thi! winter si.'jixwi. llficiiiiEe tlie "sport" is IHeK.i and is ultnckcd vigorously by hu mane group:;, |)jts where, the fight; ai-fl staged are located in oiil-of. thc-way plates rernlUjig- coiintri madhouses of iirolillilllon dnyv Fights are held only on .Sundays .Spectators and owners \-f the bird' begin arriving about mUt-niornln" and first SIC |, jt) ge m, )g ti, in( ,< underway is matching the cue)', Match",! by Weight The bints nre mate-lied according to their weights, nil-its that, weigh within an ounce of each other "fall in" and arc considered a "match However, in some fights one cock may weigh r.s much as 0 or 10 ounces less than its opponent, the owners having agreed to "give" and "lake" the difference. After arrangements are completed, the owners make up n puree, ranging from $5 ( 0 51 ooo that, will go to the winner. Then! the spectator., place bets. They select the bint they like and place their wagers with a bookmaker. They bet anywhere from Si to $500. The forks being- well matched the odds usually arc even. •Wagering is not limited to beis made at the book, nets arc offered and called by tlie spectators while tlie cocks are slashing nway in the pit, "Fifty dollars on tiic red cock," calls a man in the crude wooden' bleachers. "You're on," sings out another man. or perhaps a woman, and (lie bet Is consummated. Steel Spurs 2 Inches I.on^ Preparing for the fight. ' tlie owners attach 2-incli steel spurs with points like needles and razor- sharp, to the legs of the birds. The slcel weapons fit over the cock's own natural spurs. The circular pit ivitti its slopiiv sides is approximately 20 feet In diameter at the base. Holding their birds, tlie owners meet in the center of the pit and shove tlie cocks at.each other to arouse them to a • fighting mood. The birds are set, down hack j)f prone)" hires about fj rest 'a'pnii They attack each other with their slwrp. erook-wl beaks, slashing away amid a flurry of feathers. Spurs Catch Sometimes When the cocks "hang"—their spurs caught in each other's flesh —they arc separated, given a few .seconds rest and ngiiln placed on the lines to resume their right Sometimes Ihe birds battle until nne falls dead. Usually, however a lime limit is placed on the bont'so —as one of the owners e.Npliiined "It won't be so cruel." Fighting cocks nve trained as 'igfdly as racing horses and dogs. The best righting weight, for a cock is said to be between :>',:• and •!!., pounds. Your,;; cocks are railed stags tind when they reach 2 years lira considered at their best ri»h|l ing aye. Cock-fighting pit s i n south Piori- liuudved urn! fifty physicians, mid ••« donllsts, servo the association «»d ICO drugstores provide supplies "' SIX'l'lllI Okies Hit the Road Again to Harvest.Arizona Cotton— —And Live in Federal Camps These coiHi-nsting views show Brant workers- ivlio must Imiwsl new/ and I iw old versions of housing aecmmnodallons foi ' „„,„,,' Ari?.onn cotton cro|). ""• "" You'll like its Mild, Mellow Flavor. 1 (HIS WHISKEY IS 4 YEARS CHD-W PXOOP Copr. 1940, The Old Quaker Co., __ lawrenceburg, Indiana Ari/ona Meets Okies With Camps For Workers, Big Medical Plan By JEItllY NBA Service Kiicciil Oorrcsiiomlenl PHOENIX, Al-iz., April ll.-Tlu Okies will soon be on the march gain, and Arizona already is prc- nrliig for Its greatest influx of itgrnlory laborers. In three counties -- Mnrlcopa, ""Inal and Yuma—a 179.000-acre otton croii was harvested last enr. An estimated 20,000 to 30,00 migratory workers poured in ) harvest that crop. The 1940 crop will be larger — and more migratory workers are expected; will, in fact, be necessary. So Arizona soon will have three of the six largest migratory labor ciimjis in the nation, and will set up what probably is the greater,! group medical plan ever con- da mostly arc operated in conjunction with roadside dance and drink stands outside the city limits. Most of the spectators are drawn apparently by the opportunity to wager rather lhau by the fights,ihi'uisolves. ....." . ceivcd. The three camps, one now open at Coldwater, near Phoenix another opening In April near Kloy nncl tlie third under construction and due to open in May near Yuma. cosl the federal government more than $800.0DO-and ivill accommodate only 850 to 1000 families. WHAT ABOUT HE KKST? What many persons arc pondering Is what is to become of other migratory workers once Ihese-nnd Ihrec contemplated mobile i-anuis —are filled. Tlie camp at Coldwater Is believed the largest In the nation. If is really a little town, with ILs own water system and sewa«c disposal planl. Yet last year nt Ihc height of the harvest season more than 1000 families were turned away. The camps were the federal government's answer when Arizona insisted that, she — with a law requiring three years' residence for relief—was unable to lake cine llu 1 gov- of Ihc inlsrnnts. But the camps arc nol ernmcnt's only answer. The Minn Security Aitminlslra- on, which Jin., limit or Is building I he camps, has Knlhered enough staple foods for a small army Already, a hiilf-hundred stations have been established and even now nro 4 Islrlblltlllg tllOHSIIIKls Of pounds Of flour, sugar, cereal, sail pork c an- ncd meat and dried fruit OK IKS TO our MKIJICAI. <;,\!ti: The 'government has another answer; medical cure. This will be itccompllshcd argcljr through the Agricultural Workers' Health and Medical Association. In which membership Is held by many of the thousands of field workers u-iio iniminllv flow' back and forth across Arizona Clinics operated by nurses, with u staff of doctors on cull, have been established by the association in Phoenix. Chandler, CHSH Grande Yuma, Safford ami Avondnle. One A down ln w > (! n»iw« control no stnie's 1'olloii-prodndi.ir biw- nw'.ss. Opemltns with lnr B c Invest- ""•nfs and limlcr rerl:iln nmrkiM i winds, tlM-y iniijii |mi;lu:'e a imix. "» ''mourn nf roiinn In u mlnl- IIKIIII I lino lit Ihe smallest [0 sl. When they di'emcd Ail-/.miu's l«i|iiilallon of fai-in workers lur . | H'oin «i|iublc of mcdlnx thi'lr I lii'iik-scaswn (Ir-ininuls, (Hey <|| s - lllblllrd Illllldllilb In mmly Mn | ( , s i I AilvvrilwiiN'iils were pliu-cil In ' n-'M-spaiu'i's. Mlgnunry luboivrs Inmi l"i' "<lii.il, bowl" mi,) mi,,.,. lu ,,,, s niiinii slroanu'd hiln the suite, Tnu>, there wns work, bill )| \\, K hifhly wiiMiiriil-inul liisled nnly inilil I'i'lloii hud been iitrknl. <:»Uun raiu hi'i-.s hiui n>:idc no |ii'»vlsl,m |o h 011S e (H . (l , pl| , |)( , wui'tiiV's. Tlw iniifiniHs, few ul Wi'mi owned iiiiylhlns more tliiin Uir uld (eiil. iH'ilriijjKli'd liniisi'hnld K<mk. mill thcii- „£,.() iiiiio m ui,u ( . r I'liuliln'i cum i<noui;h In tin- cotton lielils to rent u lions,. , UU | sl m obtain fiHid. Ho (liey tiunurtl ulonu ciiiinl oanJi.s. Hint on tin- edf.e.s of the Wfi motion fields. 'I'Ju-j-i' IVHS nri sniillallou. They eiinled wnlei '">m Hie siime I'uimls whlrh Irrl- Buli'il Ihe fields. 'I'lie inlgrunlti flnnlly rebelli'd. J'w'o yenrs ngo lliey miirched iilona I'lioiMilx streets — thousands nl llu'm — iifler the cotton picking soiisini ended. They imirched directly to represenlntlvcs of slaie and federal governments, mid di'- mimded fond. i'.v got It. loo. mil [I im-unKe- s couKI be made lo help them return home Thai llio mlgranta will be bnek Is ceiliiln. 'I'liey'll be needed, foi- cotlon producers haw discovered wlml they fervently ho[» will prove n new "sold mine" In tin- Plma (long staple) cation fields "f Plnnl county. So the really Wg growers have Bumbleil thousands of dollars on sinking wells, many us deep as (iOD feel, lo get necessary wider. Bui just because there'll be more cotlon doesn't mean there'll be any more lime to harvest il, so TwillS G() Ta ' VYar.For Science's Sake Ibc greater. 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