The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1942 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 23, 1942
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1942 "Tiger" Bums, Jack Byrd Clash At Arena Tonight Arniv Lines Large Crowd Of Fans From This Area Expected To See Important Bout ^Hundreds of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri fans are expected to crowd the Legion Arena here tonight for the 10- round fight between Jackie Byrd, •Arkansas welterweight champion, and "Tiger" Burns, aggressive southpaw slugger from Sardis. Miss. - Byrd who made his mark in ' Golden Gloves competition here before entering' the professional boxing ranks more than a year ago, faces an important assignment here tonight since he must Avin over the Mississippian if he is to come up to his scheduled match May 11 with Lew Jenkins, former lightweight king, with an unmarred record. Byrd will get his big; chance against Jenkins in an open air arena at Hot Springs where Jenkins Js now in training •for :his (jomback campaign which he "hopes will again take to the top ranks of Fistania. Burn was scheduled to arrive in town today after completing his training grind in Memphis. With Burns will be K. O. Davenport, Bluff City middleweight who is to meet •Don Burton, local puncher, in the six-round semi-final affair tonight. Burns is no • stranger to local ping fans, many of whom have seen him perform in Memphis during the past six or seven years-, However, tonignt's engagement will mark:'the iMissiiisippian's first appearance in Blytheville. After completing his daily sparring sessions this week Byrd was .pronounced ready .for tonight's test" by Manager Joe Craig. The local '_ fighter. is : approaching the 'best' 'condition 'of his ring career and with this and possibly one other .fight behind "him he will face Jenkins'in ; the peak of condition. Even now he is carrying but little.excessive^ weight, possibly less than two pounds, and his hitting was 'never deadlier or his timing more accurate. --Additional attractions on the card include a four rounder between • Elmer (Buck and Bud Spencer. -local negro fighters and two other four round affairs. I Dickie iCraig,. skeeterweight wil : tackle, "Painter" Stafford another tiidget glove thrower in the cur- 'tain raiser. A Yank in the S-O-X Farm Of Pirates Signs ^ Piggott Boy For Trial Manager Black'ard May Add More Talent Before Softball Season Opens . Marshall Blackarcl, who will pilot the Loy -Eicii Independents, crack Northeast Arkansas softball ag^re- gration here, today announced his roster of H players, but said that other performers will be ;;dded in the event that additional talent Is discovered in tiy-ouLs which will begin at Walker Park Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. The team will be headed by Erwin Jones, mound ace who turned in a sensational record last year when he won a total of 33 games, 17 of them a.s a member of the local club. He was unbeaten during the 1941 reason is expected to be the mainstay of the Eich team. Another mound ace will be available for .service, .however, and will isjive the Eich aggregation possibly the strongest pitching of any softball club in this area. He is Pete Chiesler. former El Dorado star, who is described as one of the top hurlers in Arkansas. Others who will, probably see service with the team are: DaKon Tafb and Elmer Lindscy, catchers; 'Marlin Griffin, Harman Taylor, Jimmy Lutes and Glen Bunch, infielders; A. C. Bunch, Levoy Ross, Roland Bishop, Lagror.e Whittle, S. G. Shelton and Bill Crawford, outfielders. Blackard's plans call for two games each week, on Wednesday and Friday, nights. The contest will be played at Haley Field, against some of available Yank Terry, Boston Red Sox right-hander, made his 1942 debut by holding the New York Yankees to three hits, snapping a four- game winning streak. Terry won 2G games for San Diego last year. the fastest competition in the MidSouth. Pvt. Bryan (Bitsy) Grant, leading amateur tennis player, lines up post tennis court at Fort McPherson, Ga. .PIGGOTT, Ark ; , April 23.— J.W. Stone Jr., 16, a former resident of | Greemvay, but now a junior in the ' Poplar Bluff, -Mo., high school, has been ordered to "report to the ; Hutchinson, Kan., farm club of 'the Pittsburgh Pirates for a tryout. Stone plays shortstop. Baseball Rookies Draw Assignments PARAGOULD, Ark.. April 23.— Scout Tom Greenwade of the Brooklyn Dodgers said that five players had been signed to contracts and sent to three Class D clutxs from the local tryout camp. Roy Knepper. outfielder; Joe Prater, outfielder, and Norman Olson, infielder, were sent to Olean. N. Y., club. Marvin Frnnger, an outfielder, was sent to Kingsport, Term. Arthur Kuehl, southpaw pitcher, was sent to Lamesn, Texas. About 14 players remained in camp Tuesday. The game with the Waterloo. Iowa, club at Jonesboro Tuesday was canceled because of lack of players. .The Baseball Standings Today's Sports Parade SOUTHERN Little Rock 8 Atlanta 9 Nashville 8 New Orleans 7 Memphis G Chattanooga G Knoxville .. 5 Birmingham .. :... 3 LEAGUE W. L. Pet. ....8 3 .727 .643 .571 .538 .500 .471 .357 .250 BY JACK GUCNTIIER United Tress Staff Correspondent LEXINGTON, Ky., April 23. (IIP) —Remember th« nursery rhyme about the 10 little Indians who sat in a line until one fell away and then there were nine? If you do. don't whistle it within earshot of . Honest Ben Jones, the head man at Warren Wright/. 1 : Calumet Farm, or he is apt 10 dent your skull with the nearest axe. It seems that two months ago there were eight little Calumet Kentucky Derby eligibles standing in a line. Well, one dropped off and then Mi ere were seven. Then another one went bad and there were .six. To keep this piece to reasonable length I'll state at this point that to date they've all dropped away and now there is none. , • Whirlaway Turns Straight The vagaries of the turf were never more •vividly 'highlighted. Lnst year Jones had only one thoroughbred wno was eligible for the derby. His name was Whirla- way and his disposition was wild, The eight horses Wright and Jones nominated for the Derby this year were the cream of some GO youngsters foaled in 1939. All GO were produced from the -best blood andi were given the best care in the worici. War Upset Program Indirectly, Pearl Harbor is the Beading Hurler In Southern Now In Trim; Atlanta Downs Smokies' 12-8 By United Press Emile Lochbaum, leading pitcher of the Southern Association last season, made his 1942 debut with Atlanta last night and scored a 12 to 8 win over Knoxville. Lochbaum's return to the mound, after ill health had delayed his start, proved that the Cracker hurler who won 17 and lost only six games last season, is back in trim. The believe-it-or-not story of the week, however, was ended at Nashville last night when the Chattanooga Lookouts whipped the Vols in their own back yard, 4 to 2, to give the all-kid team a clean sweep of a three-game series. Called everything from "the Choo- Choos to the Million-Dollar-Kids, the Lookouts, without a class man in the lineup, walked away with three straight wins over the highly-touted Volunteers. Meanwhile, youthful George Kader of Memphis pitched the Chicks to a 5 to 1 win over Birmingham. Hader gave -up only four scattered hits, the Barons' lone run being unearned. In a twin bill held under the floodlights in Little Rock, the league-leading Travelers lost the j first game. 12 to 3 but came back i to take the seven-inning nightcap, 7 to 3. With Lochbaum returning to form for the Crackers, President Earl Mann announced that Rene Cortes, righthander who won 8 and lost 6 for Atlanta last season, is said to be quite a prospect. . . During an intra-club game Sunday he slammed a 350-foot homer . . . He is a 1 second baseman. . . DIDJA KNOW, that four members of Jonesboro's coaching .staffs in the city are gone? . . . Latest to go is Woody Johnson, assistant Junior mentor ... He has accepted a post at Pearl River Junior College, Miss. . . . The others Bill Adams of Arkansas State, Morton Hutto and Cecil Garrison of the high school, have entered the army as physical directors. . . Johnson suffered a broken neck duruing football at college and has been rejected by the army. . . . QUEER SUPERSTITION is credited to Double No-Hit Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincy Reds. . . He won't give autographs the day he is to pitch . . . ODDITY, Paul Erickson, Chicago Cubs 200-pound, 6:02 mound star, couldn't make his high school baseball team in Zion, 111., because he was TOO LITTLE tigate. Spinachs advs. might inves- Today's Games Southern League Little Rock at Memphis.'' Nashville at Atlanta. New Orleans at Birmingham. Chattanooga at KnoxviUe. National JLeajuc St. Louis at Chicago. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at Boston. New York at Philadelphia. American League Cleveland at St. Louis. Chicago at Detroit. Boston at Washington. Philadelphia at New York. Gases are composed of molecules moving rapidly through the empty spaces lying between them. incident which turned Calumet's luck. Jones took 53 horses to Santa Anita last 'November, had them ready for a meeting scheduled to open around Christmas, then was forced to ease them up, ship them home and begin their training all over again. The wear and tear proved too much. The closing of Santa Anita under army orders cost Calumet its 'chance at both the $100,000 Santa Anita handicap and $50,000 Derby and also its chance to have at least one horse full of frisk and vinegar, by Kentucky Derby post time. It can't be helped, of course, but it goes to sTiow that a Kentucky Derby winner is something money can't buy. "Yet," Jones Refreshing? had been sent to Savannah in the Sally League on option. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. HE GETS AROUND Brooklyn.- — Dodger, outfielder Dixie Walker has worn 13 different uniforms in 14 years. GABBY Chicago.—Bill SWATTER Nicholson, Cub outfielder, talks to himself at the plate, says it tightening up. keeps him from PIRATES NEAR TOP Pittsburgh.—The Pirates have finished in the first division in 33 of the 41 National League races since 1900. Read Courier News want ads. Brooklyn 7 Pittsburgh G St.- Louis 5 New York 4 Boston 4 Chicago 3 Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 2 .778 .R67 .G2| .500 .444 .375 .286 .250 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Boston G New York G Cleveland 5 St. Louis 5 Detroit 5 Chicago 3 Washington 3 Philadelphia 2 .750 .750 .625 .500 .500 .375 .333 wonderful and whacky. But way suddenly turned, straight. He won the derby and he set an amazing track record in doing it. This year Jones started eight glittering prospects. In order of ability, they were Sun Again, Some Chance, Col. Teddy, WLsh- bone. Mar-Kell, Paratheen. Yukon and Early 'n Smart: As juveniles, Sun Again won the Arlington futurity and some chance the Beimont. They were some shucks, really. KM try Doubtful Now. nine days from the big show at Louisville, the Husky Kansan doubts that Calumet's Devil Reel and Blue silks will even reach the post. At the moment there is only the barest chance that Sun Again can be readied for the Derby. The others have been written off the books as mere might-have-beens. said, "you never give up hope, if Sun Again doesn't run well in the Derby trial next Tuesday he'll just stay in his barn *r J. ». FUENB MONK SETS PACE. Norman "Monk" Mosley, the third of Sylvester "Pop" Mosley's football players, has created interest little short of sensational at the University of Alabama. The 170-pound flash, All-Southern and thrice all-state with the Blytheville Chicks, passed, ran and kicked his team to a 27-18 victory in a special post-Spring training game between picked teams composed of freshmen and sophomores: when the rest of them go out and | Monk grab bed a punt on his own with I tr y to do what Whirlaway did last year. But, Hell, you got to expect them things once in a while. I'm already looking ahead to the next Kentucky Derby. I've a good horse for it, too." The name is Ocean Wave. THE 5 CROWNS THROW TOUGHNESS TO THE SHARKS! m -/ .> 'AUOUi ;own a j n The 5 Crowns deserve a reward, For kicking that guy off the board, Without that TOUGH fellow Our whiskey is mellow And smooth as "the barber-shop chord!" In highball or cocktail or toddy, Our 5 Crown delights everybody, So drink it the tall way, Or sip it the small way— You'll relish its flavor and body! Batesville To Hold Track Meet Saturday BATESVILLE, Ark., April 23.— Batesville, Ash Flat and Beebe will participate in a triangular track meet Saturday at DafTin Field sponsored by Arkansas College at Batesville. These three are the only Northeast Arkansas Associa- ! has guided many an athletic' star", 20-yard line and galloped 80 yards through the entire Green team for one score. He scored another later on a 15-yard sprint after being- called back on a similar cutback. His passes either accounted for or set up the other two Red scores. HANK WAXES ENTHUSIASTIC The veteran Hank. Crisp,' athletic director at the land of the Red Elephants, stopped by for a few minutes while passing through first of the week to see "Pop" and Coach Joe Dildy of' the Chicks, one of his proteges, and handed, out many bouquets for the quiet, easy going "Monk." Coming from the usually tight-lipped Crisp, who' tion Schools with track teams this year. Twelve track men under Coach John Ed James will represent Batesville in the meet. Wildcat Football Player Tackles Famed Gargantua BY NBA Service E V A N S T O N.—Dick Erdlitz. Northwestern quarterback and , baseball captain, whose ambition { tor >'-" 9. ri _ sp . P_ redicted .- these compliments were doubly significant. Hank was all worked up over his football prospects next Fall. Especially is he sweet on four current freshmen star backs, two of them Arkansans. Besides Mosley, there is Kenny Reese, former El Dorado star, Sammy Cain and Bobby Tom Jenkins. "If we can keep this quartet intact it should develop into the greatest backficld in Alabama his- And that's is to travel and seek adventure, is of! to a good start. The 22-year- old senior has spent three summers as. a trainer for Gargantua. the celebrated gorilla of Ringling Brothers and Barmim and Bailey. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 5, Birmingham 1. Atlanta 12. KnoxviUe 8. Cliattanooga 4. Nashville 2. New Orleans 12. Little Rock 3. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 3. Philadelphia 0. Brooklyn 4, Boston 0. Pittsburgh 9. Chicago 1. St. Louis 6, Cicinnati 1. AMERICAV LEAGUE New York 11. Philadelphia 5. Boston 13. Washington 4. Cleveland 3. St. Louis 2. Chicago 3. Detroit 1. a mouthful from the man who helped develop such stars as John Mack Brown, the movie star, John (Hurry) Cain, Dixie Howell. et al. DIII rr INGS Among my prized sports collections is an autographed baseball containing the names of the New York Giants. It is a gift from Harry Peldman, who pitched here in 1938, now with the National Leaguers . . . WULL, WHATTA- YAKNOW. among the first persons 2nd Lieut. Bob Igleheart saw upon arriving at Camp Gallon, Calif, was Leon Stafford of Blytheville. Both are former Kress hired hands. . . A card bounced in all the way from Edgewood Arsenal, Md.. from Pvt. Virgil Fisher . . . Says he is to be assigned to the air corps. . . Right now he is in the chemical warfare school. . . Is just cr-r-razy for a copy of the Courier . . . CHIP—Among the Chicago White Sox-owned rookies in training at Jonesboro is Charles Dykes, offspring of the American i League Pale Hose- manager. . . He SHO A his straight cap two-tone tan fills the need for an extra smart summer shoe. Comfort in good measure—-for it is an Edgerton 'ventilated style. 16.50 NUNN-BUSH SHOES - $10 R. D. Huhes & Go. for Boy Scout Suits and Shoes * : . Seagram^ 5 Crown Blended Whiskey. 86.8 Proof. 72i/ 2 %grafn neutral spirits. Seagram-Distillers Cor potation, New York FOR SALE COTTON SEED Certified Cokcr 100 Strain 3. Stoncville 2-B. 4 Several Tons—Wilds Long Staple R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. Phone 3141 Blytheville * * *• FEATU R E CINEMA SWIPES Here is the new Arrow Ensemble that performs togetfierso superbly it stands alone in the fashion e spotlight of the Saturday Evenins Post this week. 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