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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 21, 1942
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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS • —- TUESDAY, 'APRIL 21, 1042 WELCH-O' COMBINE m«H HERE Triumph Over Malone and Roberts In Rough Ex- Jenkins Trains With Beloved *• Guitar-Byrd Prefers Dancing Lew Jenkins, ex-lightweight champ, who has a ring date with Jackie Byrd, Blytheville scrapper, come May 11, is taking his training program seriously despite the fact that much of his time is spent picking his cherished guitar and warbling cowhand and hillbilly songs, according to word from Hot Springs where the Sweetwater i Swatter is getting in condition. ! From the camp of Byrd today 'came this statement by Byrd's Rov Welch and Mike O'Mailey manager, Joe Craig: "Let Jenkins -•••--- -- tri e fun he wants, he stepp'ed from the midst of flying fists and battered bones in their tag match" with Irish Eddie Malone and Rough Red Roberts to win two out of three falls in the fracas whi-^v topped last night's wrestling card at the Legion arena. Roberts ' and Malone captured the first fall in 15 minutes for their only taste of~ u the '-preserves -in - the thrill packed-smgfest: O'Mailey was elim- _____^_ mated with a. stamp hammerlock j ,.«,„,,, and Welch went down under the j bracket of the affair with Welch crushing kidney blows of Roberts, taking Malone and O'Mailey using ! ;hlie ""deciding fall'-'was 'won by his heart hammering tactics to Welch 1 and "6'Malley by 'virtue of soften Red sufficiently for the the downfall of Eddie "Malone at practiced pinning hands of Roy the hands ~of both Welch and Welch. have all won't have much time for his music when Byrd starts pitching leather at his whiskers." Byrd. who is no musician and has a definite dislike for yodelers, is doing most of his training in the ring with span-ing t partners, plus a generous amount' of road work. For recreation, he does a little dancing. "It helps my footwork and my sense of taming," Byrd says. . Craig believes the best way to get a fighter in shape for an important bout is by giving him plenty of actual combat duty, and it appears that the former Golden Gloves star will have a full order here Thursday night when he tackles the veteran "Tiger" Burns of Sardis. Miss., in a 10-round fight at the Legion Arena. The Mississippian can take plenty of punishment and keep chunking, as he has demonstrated in scores of MidSouth rings during the past seven or eight years and he will certainly be no setup for the hard-hitting Byrd. If Byrd comes through the Burns engagement without injury he will probably be booked for one more fight before moving- over to Hot Springs for the big night. Dog Trainer G'Maiiey who took-.'tarns with the j Irish-husky :-to subdue -him after! very much effort. Malone's defeat. followed the ousting of Roberts which was brought into effect by O^Malley. who pinned his opponent after the severe application of his bone crushing blows to Red's heart. The fall was won in 10 minutes. .'xrRough. and tumble action was the prevalent fashion of last night's feature attraction with both teams djtshihg out 'the works to their adversaries as well as the referee, who, incidentally was not'-Mike Meroney. The substitute ref, namely Phenias Hall, came down from St. Louis to handle this free for all battle. 2tt took the combination of Welch and O'Mailey only 5 minutes to repel -their men in the middle Red Roberts tasted victory blood in the first of the one fall, 30 minute time limit prelims when he took everything that O'Mnlley could offer, repeated, and quelled his opponent in 10 minutes with a stamp hammerlock. In the other preliminary bout Eddie Malone and Roy Welch wrestled to a draw, using their entire 30 minutes without results. OFFSIDES: Promoter Mike Meroney has asked this paper to issue a warning to the fans against throwing bottles, cans and other objects at the wrestlers. Last week a bottle was thrown across the ring, striking a spectator who was seated at the ringside. Promoter Meroney 'warns against another such disorder and promises to inflict a penalty on anyone continuing this practice. The Dope Bucket J. F. FRIEND SPECIAL 2-DAY SALE ^Starts Tomorrow! For 2-Days only—Wednesday and Thursday, OR UNTIL $500 IS -RAISED —.we will HKIED 111 1H BANS FRESHMEN Decision of Southeastern Conference fathers banning use of freshmen in varsity football games this Fall has blasted whatever dreams local grid fans had of seeing two of their native sons, "Wild Bill" Godwin and Mayfield < Sonny) Lloyd, romp in collegiate competition. Faithfuls here had built up then- hopes since the University of Georgia and Ole Miss agreed to battle it out in spacious Crump Stadium in Memphis. These hopefuls immediately visioned Godwin ripping up the Oie Miss defense and Lloyd scampering far and wide in scintillating fashion, reminiscent of glorious days as members of the Blytheville Chicks. Georgia officials have not been ashamed to .come right out and praise the two' ex-Chicks. As a matter of fact, they have been more than .generous with their glowing Jacoi3us "Hates To Play" Bui Eich Team Gives Top Golf Pros Lessons BY BURTON BENJAMIN NEA Service Staff Correspondent PJDGEWOOD, N. J. — When Lord Byron Nelson's swing gets off the trolley, he goes to George Jacobus, the veteran professional who hates to play and loves to teach. Jacobus,. former president of the P. G. A., from 1932 to 193S, found KHsou in 1935 and brought him from the hard, dry fairways of Texas to the more lush pastures in the East. 'He regrooved his form then, and he is still straightening out the Toledoan today. Jacobus dissected the Nelson swing a month ago at the St. Petersburg Open. His former assistant approached him on the first tee before the final round. He was disconsolate about«*his iron game. "You going to follow me today, George?" he asked. "I hadnt thought about it," replied Jacobus. "I wish you would," 'Nelson plead- i stroke." punching again as only he can. Nelson admits he hit better iron shots in the Masters' at Augusta, which.he won after a playoff with Ben Hogan, than at any time in his career. He no longer sprayed his shots, hit them crisp and straight for the flag. Jacobus, who has been professional atiNew Jersey's swank. Ridgewood Country Club since 1913, believes Nelson's cold putter at Augusta is a result of his improved iron game. "When Byron is out of the groove with his irons," says the dapper veteran, "he putts well. He hits too flat with his irons, and he does the same thing with his putter. Only on the green, its an advantage. "As soon, as he picks up his irons, his putting drops off. He begins to do the same thing 01 the green he is doing on the fairway—picking up his putter abruptly. He stops putting- with a fla To Begin Training Manager Marshall Blackard today announced that the newly organized Loy Eich Independents, one of the most formidable soft)all /aggregations ever assembled n Northeast Arkansas, would begin training Sunday morning at Walker Park. Blackard piloted his club through an undefeated season last year, winning 17 consecutive games against all available competition in this area, a record partially made possible by the brilliant pitching of Erwin Jones who will again head the mound staff. Flash, a white German shepherd dog, is as capable a hand as R. J. Rossi has in his Tropical Park stable. Dog leads Valdina Rebel from stall lor an excursion around walking ring. - ed. "Like you to give my iron game a going over." NELSON TOO FLAT ON HIS IRON SHOTS Jacobus trailed Nelson for 18 holes. To the uninitiated, the difference between Nelson sharp and Nelson off would be minute. To his old tutor, it was immediately apparent. Inquiries coming in have already from various started nearby states for games with the Blytne- ville team and Blackard said he would lik'ely schedule most of the outstanding clubs in Arkansas. Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky this Summer. PLAYS INFREQUENTLY BUT SHOOTS IN 70S Jacobus has little interest ii playing golf. "I wouldn't go acros the street to play a round," h admits, "but I'd stay up all night to teach." He tours his difficult layout about once a week, however, and rarely fails to hit in the low Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 7, Birmingham 3. Chattanooga G, Nashville 4. Atlanta 14, Knoxville 3. New Orleans at Little Rock, postponed, weather. Byron was falling into an old I 70s. Today's Sports Parade error, which Jacobus had sought to remedy when the Texan moved east. He was using too flat a swing with his irons. His hands were out too far. He was reaching, not punching the ball. . BY JACK GUENTHER United Tress Staff Correspondent NEW YORK. April 21. (UP) — There is an unemployment problem of considerable magnitude today. tributes. confronting the nation today. Abe Simon, the unfrocked gargantua, has hung up his gloves, rolled up his robe and kissed the boys along Lammers' Lane a sad goodbye. From now on he will expose his chin to nothing more lethal than* soap, water and a safety razor, i His decision to quit boxing was snve — OFF All OFFICE SUPPLIES Steel cabinets, adding machines and typewriters this sale. not included in EDWARDS Oaklawn Champion Placec In Second Flight Of I Kentucky Derby Entries LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 21. (UP) — Unpredictable Alsab — who hasn't won a race since last November—was scheduled to arrive on the scene of the Kentucky Derby today, heavily favored by sportswriters and the nation's future book operators to win the 68th running of the Blue Grass country's biggest race. The 1941 juvenile champion took j his sixth defeat of the 1942 season on Saturday at Havre de Grace but a semi-final callover in the betting established him as a solid favorite at 4-1 for the $75,000 classic to be run May 2. The list of future oook prices quoted by James J. Carroll of East St. Louis gave figures on 18 thoroughbreds—an indication that the Derby may have its biggest field in recent years. They were topped by Alsab at 4-1; Belair Stud's Apache at 5-1; Greentree Stable's Devil Diver, Calumet Farm's Sun Again and Requested at 6-1; and E R. Bradley's Bless Me at 8-1. Bright Willie and With Regards at 12-1 topped the second flight; Hollywood, Valdina Orphan, Shut Out and Ramillies at 20-1 came next; and First Prize, American Wolf, Boot and Spur, Buckskin, Dogpatch, and Sweep Swinger at 40-1 followed. The other 132 elig- ibles theoretically will not run although several may start. Godwin .already has established reached suddenly and it was based himself as a fixture in the Bulldog upon reasons both physical and lair, though only a sophomore. As mental. Simon supposedly has a frosh "Wild Bill" more than lived up to his all-state reputation by grabbing the first string center job. He was honored with the captaincy iu the first game of the season. Late in the season he climaxed a brilliant campaign with a tremendous exhibition against the Georgia Tech yearlings, traditional been annoyed for some time now by a mysterious back ailment and it is reported also that his red- haired bride feared for his state of mind if he continued to, punched about at the current rate cf exchange. Too Big For Army Just what line of endeavor Si- rivals in a charity contest before jmon will turn to is a moot point mnr* >.hnn 4nnnn fans. Newsoaoer He isn't qualified for many job' 11SN. 2nd Phone 3382 more than 40,000 fans. Newspaper accounts credited the 220-pound star -with receiving a "thunderous ovation" as he left the field in the final period. TOOTH DELAYS STRIDE Handicapped by a back ailment traced to a defective tooth, Godwin got off to a slow start in the 1941 season and for a period it appeared as if lie would lose his first string berth < to a capable youngster, Clyde Earhardt. Butonce the poison that flooded his massive system from the molar was eliminated Godwin began to hit his stride. He took over in the game with Dartmouth and closed the door in Earhardt's face the rest of the way. In the Orange Bowl at 'Miami, ?gainst" Texas Christian University, which the Bulldogs won going away, Godwin turned in his best performance. He saved a final TCU score toy overhauling the Christian star, Kyle Gillespie, from Nelson is his greatest protege. He has also helped Jug McSpaden, Jimmy Thomson and a host of outstanding amateurs. When he met Nelson seven years ago, he was impressed with the Jacobus made no comment dur- i Texans determination and good as his life has been devoted to the ring, ice wagons and 350-pounc pickle barrels. He is too big fo the Army and Navy, Boris Karlo> has n monopoly on the fright mar ket and the Kentucky Derby nom inations were closed more than two months ago. Abe is out of practice on his violin, he is too old for professional football and he is a biL on the large size for most offices. The Guard could settle the problem nicely by handing him a lantern, stationing him somewhere the Atlantic seaboard and him for a Thc job wouldn't pay much, but Abt would get a chance- • to stand up. Craves Action—and -Money Simon himself isn't particular what he docs so long as he gnds .some Lhint; that is remunerative and is accompanied by a little action. Actually, the closest I can ccmt- to thinking of a job that i r : iapa-in-law wants to keep the noney in the family. He could do that if Abe's man- .gcr . didn't happen to be Mr 'ohnston, but a phoney retire- nent— if it Ls phoney— would cut 10 figure with the boy bandit. Jimmy is a mean man with a ccn- ract. I . would say Simon ha:s no nore chance of obtaining his re- ease than a Republican who has been convicted of stuffing a ballot }ox in Montgomery, Ala. These matters are . the product of sheer rumors and are offered only for what they are worth as riddles. Certainly it is possible Abe's back has been legitimately mocked askew and certainly he tfon't improve his lightning calculation exercises if he absorbs another such beating as Louis landed him the second time around a month ago. It is to be hoped Abe's retire- meat involves more larceny than njury. It would be sad if the big -iniable guy was victim of a serious ailment. It was Simon's bad luck to be tossed in against the champion .vhen he had nothing but heart and determination. 4 Just who will fill his place against Bobo and ing the round. When he had finished, Nelson looked at him and asked: "Is my swing still lousy?" "No not lousy," said Jacobus personal habits. "Byron would practice all morning and play, all afternoon," he reminisces, "and if he was off, he couldn't eat. That's how seriously AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 10, Boston 4; second postponed, weather. Chicago 3, Detroit I.- Cleveland 4, St. Louis 3. New York at Philadelphia, postponed, weather. to the man who has won every, he took the game." major golf prize extant. "But not good either. Your irons are shaped too flat. You'd better have them bent." . Then he went to work on the Nelson swing. He moved him closer to the ball, stopped him from reaching. Soon Lord Byron was The two of them are collaborating on a book which Jacobus believes will be a revolutionary treatise on how to play golf. The combined efforts of golf'o outstanding exponent and the man who helps him stay there should make sound reading. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 9, Boston 2. Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 2. Philadelphia 6, Nsw York 3. Only games scheduled. A. K. C. NAMES BIXBY NEW YORK—Henry D. Bixby of Halesite. N. Y., was elected executive vice-president of> the American Kennel Club. SCOREBOARD BY HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor The Rhymer, a field horse, winning the Widener Challenge Cup, reminds Andy Ferguson of Mater- nals Pride. he always says: He's apt to fool usin;. WIND UP IN WINDSHIELDS PHILADELPHIA — John Pod- gajny. Sam Nahem and Walter Beck, Phil Pitchers, wear glasses. The generous pension system of | New York City I annuallv. costs $29,000,000 •^l^r ••• •••i •••^^ ^^^^ FOR SALE Pedigreed D, & P. L No. 12 Cotton Seed Soy Beans Oelsta. Arksoy and Arksoy No. 2913 Alfalfa Seed behind after breaking out .into the both remunerative and is accom- open with nothing but chalk marks ponied by action is boxing. In between him and the goal. Abe's case six months more of Coach J B. (Ears) Whitworth. boxing would be particularly re- eorgia's line mentor and himself munerative and active a former Chick star linesman in the '29's, had much to say about Godwin when he was here during the Winter to show the Orange Bowl pictures. "Godwin made me proud that I am from Blytheville," Coach Whit said. "His actions on the football field, on the campus and in the classroom have been of the Highest order and more than justified our faith in him. He has improved with every game and, barring accidents, should continue. With him and Earhardt on hand this year we are not worry-ing about the center of the line, which is something for a coach. Usually, he has multiplied troubles at every position!" LLOYD ATTRACTS ATTENTION Lloyd's college career lies ahead of him. Graduating from the local high school at mid-term thc human dynamo returned to Georgia with Coach Whitworth in time to enroll j at the beginning of the new semester—and Spring football. Sonny was permitted to remain out with the frosh only two weeks, due to an uncertain knee that was injured in the game with Pine Bluff last October. But he showed them plenty during that time, according to grapevine reports that trickled back. Coach Whitworth is said to have written a friend here that "Lloyd was the best looking freshman But Simon claims he has retired and the news has caused more consternation along Lammers Lane than thc unexpected appearance of a bill collector. The citizens of this odd street, great hands at putting two and two together and arriving at 4,4-14.444 are even now raking over the ash cs of the past month's events tc find thc real reason for the re tircment. It seems that as recently a Sunday Abraham appeared on radio show, informed his constituents he never felt better and elab orated on how he would chill Hurry Bobo. Lou Nova, and two other worthies he is scheduled to meet It also seems relations between isn'4 known. Mike Jacobs ays if he can't find anyone to leet Nova 'he may fight him him- elf. I don't often pay io see fights ut I'd spend S100 to see that. .The Baseball Standings /, That's why "Run a horse, you.!' SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pel. Rock 7 2 .773 Little Nashville 8 Atlanta 8 New Orleans G Memphis 5 Knoxville 4 Chattanooga 4 Birmingham 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE .500 Boston 5 New York 4 2 St. Louis 5 3 Detroit 4 4 Cleveland 3 3 Washington 3 5 Chicago 2 4 " I Philadelphia 2 5 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet John Gaver started The Rhymer in the Widner only because the scratching of War Relic left Eddie Arcaro without a mount, and the trainer thought it would be nice for Mrs. Payne Whitney to have an entry in such an important race. So The Rhymer coming down "in front of the best handicap horses in this country takes Andy Ferguson back to Maternals Pride. "I'm with the Wilson boys at Woodbine in 1924." recalls Ferguson, old jockey and Caliente official. "They have ,a no good 3-} year-old named Maternals Pride. They're about to run the Kings Plate, the big Canada race for 5000. "We happen to think this Ma- ernals Pride was foaled in Ontar- o. Although this no good horse wouldn't beat me, we decided to .667 U n him in the Kings Plate as a .667 joke. .545 "When the horse left the* paddock .455 the groom, playfully gave him a -333 strong kick, in the pants and said: -333 Good luck to ya, ya bum.' .273 "Well, Maternals Pride proceeded to win that-Kings Plate, and he won it all the way. He paid W. L. Pet. $293 for $2. I kept a man from betting $20 on him. He sneaked off and bet $2 anyway. "A woman in a- maternity ward bet S2 across the board on the to watch the race. "Prime Minister and the Governor General awaited the fortunate owner. Track officials found a big pearl plug hat for Hughie Wilson, that being a necessary part of the ceremonies, and the first thing wq knew he was down there peeking out from under the hat,, three sizes too big, leading Maternals Pride in, and having his picture shot from all angles. I'll nevei forget it." Yes, sir. That's why Andy Ferguson says: "Run a horse. He's apt to fool you." Bargain Matinees Every Day Except Saturday & Sunday. Show Every Night 7:00 Box Office opens 6:45 Continuous Shows Sat. and Sim Listen to KLCN 9:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m, Tuesday . • ' Bargain Nights A CHAMP IN ANY RING... 'BOXING, WEDDING or RACKET! ARMY GETS YOUNG NEW YORK — Babe Young, the Giants' extra first baseman, was notified by his draft board that his appeal for revision of his 1A classfication was turned down. with Peggy MORAN William FKAWLEY Lloyd CCRRIGAN Truman, BRADLEY 2 .714 2 .G67 .625 .500 Brooklyn 5 Abe's now papc-in-law and man- | Boston aaer J. J. Johnston are conskjcr- ablv strained. Would Keep Money in Family Pape-in-law was the gent, who to crash his in the Louis bout anci v.'lio wa.s told off in no uncertain t'Tins by tiic head of thc Johnston :>r- poration. Ltd. Since Abe i.< m a position to cam $50,000 in th<- :nur scheduled bouts, it may bo i',u,: Pittsburgh .......... 4 St. Louis .............. 3 Chicago .............. 3 New York ............ 3 Cincinnati ............ 2 is now recovering from thc <>n->ra- iion which doctors describe,-! as "highly .successful." A spli; nar- tilage was found to be all the pain. Sonny was allowed to come Philadelphia .......... 2 .714 .57 .57 .50 .50 4 - -42 3 .40 5 .286 Read Courier News want ads. CH1CKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Prices always lie and 2Zo at. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 6:4v Continuous shows Sat. and Bun. hunch. Maternals Pride paid almost as much to place as to win, so she won all her hospital expenses. "After the race we rushed to get Hughie Wilson out of the barn. He wasn't even interested enough CHOW BRINGS NKCKTIE ! CHICAGO — Johny Schmitz never wore a necktie until he found it compulsory in hotel dining rooms. The Cubs' feciji'if- southpaw Ivails from Wisconsin woods. Notice Farmers FOR SALE Cotton Seed Soy Beans Farmers Gin & Exchange Co. 520 N. Broadway Tlionc 315 Blythcvjlle, Arkansas Tuesday and Wednesday BUDDY NIGHT 2 for thc price of 1 'SANDY GETS HER MAN' —starring— BABY SANDY with SWart Erwin a7id Una IVIerkcl Cartoon—"The Mad Halter'' O»g*ut Scret.i Plr/, PJJ-/ Oiviler Bob WlIT*-!* Directed by RAY TAYLOR Asssn«a Proper, MARSHALL GRANT A UNIVERSAL PICTURE Also Selected Short Subjects Wed.. Thurs & Friday BOY, OH 801! 1TSAMPPT MUSICAL NEW TEAR WITH...., football player ever to report toj hom/> for ft fcw davs durinf , (0n _ Georgia." and he wasn't referring , valescencv and rep ortca tha« -he particularly to his facial features, although the youngster is quite Call Us For Prices! Lee Wilson Co AnnoreL Ark. handsome. Lloyd put on quite a show for 11 the Bulldog coaches that tabbed j him as a future great. His run- lining, kicking and passing were superb. The way he handled himself with the pigskin in his clutches brought exclamations oi joy from fans, players and mentors alike. All were impressed wii.h his tremendous power and speed, to say nothing of his eel-iikc qualities while in flight. KNEE UNDERGOES KNIFE Taking no chances on future trouble from the Head Coach Butts operation to correct l,hr\l. Lloyd promptly bruised knee, .suggested an the trouble. knco felt "fine." One of the most coaches who failed to .snare Lloyd was Edwin (Goat) Hale, ivory hunter for Ole Miss. During a fai.uing bee prior to the exhibition bar • ball name at Memphis recently Hale described the ex-Chick as - v.:^ of the most promising college foil piayi'fs I have seen in y> Unhesitatingly, he predicted a bright career for him—except \ hen he opposed Ole Miss. He also paid him a glowing tribute for hi "manly attitude and frankness.' It all came about when Hale talked to him about entering Ole Miss Sonny thanked th« coach for the invitation but told him ih:i: he already had made up his miiul. u>. !!<• n i, M .k.s like ho had, doe:,in FOR SALE N SEED Certified Coker 100 Strain 3. Stoncville 2-B. Several Tons— Wilds Long Staple OGHES GIN CO. Phone 3141 Blytheville Phone 42 J5o.\ Office Opens 7:30 p.m.— Show Starts 7:45 p. m. Admission Always llc-SSc Tax Tnc . . ROONY ^GARLAND BABES ON , BROADWAY !•/ BUS3Y BERKELEY 1 Paramount News & Comedy Bargain Night Every NIgfct Except Saturday. Show Every Night 7:00 Box Office Opens 6:45 Continnops Shows Sat, & Sun. Tuesday Dime Nile—All Tickets lie (Tax Inc.) "I'm innocent of murder . . . and I'M even kill lo prove it!" 'Strange Alibi' with Arthur Kennedy, Joan I'erry Added Attraction Wednesday The Smiling Ghost with Wayne Morris. Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith Comedy and News Tuesday & Wednesday CHARLEY. GRAPEWIM Comedy.

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