The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1942 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 24, 1942
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P#GE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COUKIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1942 Byrd Scores TKO Over Burns Fails To Answer Bell For • Seventh After Shellack- T ing By Local Youth By J. P. "Aaron (Jack) Byrd, rising young Blytheville battler, continued his fast pace along the welterweight trail by scoring a technical knockout over the veteran, "Tiger" Burns,-': Sardis,- Miss., southpaw, in the sixth-round of 'a scheduled 10-rouncl bout here last night. Claiming that his left hand was injured, Burns informed Referee Paul Kirkihdall during the rest period' after the sixth round that he -was unable to continue. So the fight-:goes down into the record books as- a six-round T. K. O. for the' Arkansas champion, his succession since returning from-the East. Preliminary" examination of Bums'*.'hand in the dressing room failed--to reveal the extent of the injury. It appeared badly sowllen with.' a knot midway the digit finger and'.the wrist.. The doctor said it likely -was fractured. Apparently : - in : -severe pain. Burns said he/"hurt' his hand just before the bell ended the second round*-when he cracked Byrd on the head. He said it didn't give him jhuch trouble until the fifth whenVhe hooked to the body. Byrd Complete Master Regardless of the injury, Byrd was complete, master of the Mississippian all the 'way and was well out in"front on points when the end came. -Kis rapier-like left jab wDtking beautifully," the champion kept Burns at bay throughout. counter ^punching' ; at the" challenger's attempts to break /through his defense, -drily•••.once'••or twice did he manage,to get-inside Byrd but was unable to do any real damage as the local boy tied him up. Obviously respectful of Burns' talented left hand, Byrd never really opened up his right hand battery until the sixth when he made his' biggest bid for a knock- but. Previously, Burns unintentionally revealed that his left hand was injured. With that threat removed Byrd's coach and trainer. Joe Craig, sent him out to "shoot the works/' A volley of rights and Mts rocked the Tiger, cutting his lips, openeng a gash over the left eye and leaving him in a bad way at the. bell. Burton Wins Ajain * Don. Burton, Elytheville middleweight, earned his third straight - "win by decisioning "Snooky" Nich- ^bls, Memphis, in the six-round • ^semi-final -that teemed with activity- Despite the' fact that he tired midway and was forced to coast a canto, Burton won with plenty to spare and the referee's verdict TIP FROM NELSON Relax, Be Natural, Keep Swinging Golfers Are Handicapped By Too Many Fine Details BY BYRON NELSON Master of the Masters' A middle-aged friend of mine decided he would ;nake some changes in his game. He had been reading an instructive article. There was something about wrist action which intrigued him. Now George, as we'll call him was a little above average. A high 80, low 90 shooter. He wa. 1 confident this wrist business would put him in the 70s. George was a mighty disap pointed fellow when his score shot up to 100 and threatened to stay there. He came to me, and I straightened him out. He had tied himself into a knot, and as soon as he relaxed, he went back to normal. His case illustrates a point in this series on jolf. First, I have long fell the worst thing you can do for a golfer is clutter his head with loo many ideas. I am going to avoid that mistake. 'Rather we will emphasize certain simple, easy to understand fundamentals. COU11SE FOR AVERAGE 1 GOLFER—NOT EXPERT This is not a course for the expert. 'Rather it is a refresher course for the average golfer. I can explain, you see, to'the fellow in the 70s that he must "hit down" more, or "take more turf" 01 "flatten his swing." But to the average golfer, these terms are simply confusing. I am going to attempt to take the positive side. Not "don't' do this but "why do it?" I shall emphasize relaxing, holding your self in a natural position, swing ing with rhythm. 'I am going to try to give th average olfer a sound base fo his game. With this base, he cai go to his professional and get th refinements. I believe that listing a hundred "musts" and "must- nots' for a dozen different clubs in a swing- that, lasts only a second or two can mean only confusion to the average olfer. NATURAL SWING IS KEY TO WHOLE GAME The basis of golf is naturally, the : swing. When I played my first game in 192G, I think I shot 150. I hit a few good shots and the game got In my blood. I al- .ways liked to swing things and Indiana And New York University Possible Team 1 itle Winners PHILADELPHIA, April 24. (UP) — Indiana's Hoosiers and New York University—matching t^yo of America's greatest runners—were favored for the team championship as 3000 athletes moved into Franklin Field i toda^ for a two-day assault on | world track and field records in the 48th annual Penn Relay Carnival. It's Campbell Kane, the Indi ana iron-man, against Leslie Mac- Mitchell, NYU's mile king, in foui feature events—with the meet crown as the prize. MacMitcheL won a similar duel last year when he led Kane to the tape in three out of five races, giving the Nev. Yorkers the title. There are 76 events on the. two- day program but only eight coun toward the team title. Three wil be decided today, with NYU hope riding en successful defenses in th sprint and distance medleys. In th other, Duke University defends th quarter mile relay. Special event include the invitation 120-yar high hurdles, the 400-meter hurdle two-mile run, shot put and discu Tom Walsh, former president of Professional Golfers' Association, compiles statistics on Byron Nelson's stance. .The Baseball Standings had hit pretty well in baseball. But this new game—where you were at bat all the time—fascinated me. We kids in Texas had a game which made me mighty good at swinging. During wet weather, we would take big hunks of the gummy soil, wrap them around broom weeds, and sling these gobs at the side of a barn. We became so expert that .some of us could hit the target square ut from 75 to 100 yards. When I was caddying. I often got into trouble swinging clubs. Once I broke the shaft of a phiy- ers wooden club. But the point Is, I kept swinging. Technically,' my swing was poor, for, 'as pro- Ted Longworth pointed out, I was overswinging barily 'Longworth liken the way ! handled myself though. He liked the easy rhythm and grace uv=my swing- and the fact I wasAnatural and relaxed. I had a good golf base. . That is what I am going to em-i phasi/e—basic fundamentals which will not tie a golfer up but rather give him a foundation. For given a good swing, re- j luxation, natural habits and proper I objectives, a golf pro can really i }>o to town on your game. SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet Little Rock ............ 9 4 .692 xAtlanta ............. 9 5 .643 xNashville ............ 8 6 .571 Memphis ............. 1 6 .538 New Orleans .......... 7 8 .467 Chattanooga .......... 1 8 .467 Knoxville Birmingham AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. New York 7 2 .778 Boston G Cleveland . 6 Detroit . ...' 6 St. Louis 5 Washington -.4 hicago 3 Philadelphia 2 tory over Roosevelt Crawford, Blytheville. in four heats. With less than two weeks of instruction, tallied with the Courier News ' Buckner showed good form. score sheet. Don gave the Mem- • j \v. Ballard, local boy and pro- phian a neat boxing lesson, repeatedly rocking him with his potent left. Nichols, a -kayo victim of Byrd's two weeks ago, won only the 'fourth when Burton climbed aboard his bicycle^to catch up with his wind. ' The only .knockout-of the excel. lent card came in'the third preliminary when Russell Wilhite, Memphis welter, put' George Meharg, Kennett, Mo., down for good in the second round, Meharg hit %ne deck twice before the final tolling.. - Craig Protege Breezes ;EImer Bucfcnen.- elongated colored middleweight from Armorel, made his ring debut under Craig, >and responded -with an easy vic- tegc of Assistant Coach Leland McCandless, and Bud Johnson, Yarbro youth, sent the show off to a good start with a lively four- round draw as a curtain raiser. Frank Whitworth and Mike Meroney served as judges and Rosco Crafton kept the time. AJ fast three-round exhibition between "Painter" Stafford and Dickie Craig, local . skeeterweights, resulted in a draw. Today's Sports Parade ILLINI HIGH CHAMPAIGN, 111.—Since the year 1896; Illinois has won 20 championships in baseball. The first was in 1900, the last in 1940. POUR GLENMORE KENTUCKY'S FINEST BOURBON RARE FLAVOR Our million borrtl rtcord is a sur« sign of leadership! MILDER, SMOOTHER G/enmor* maicts if easy fo perfect drink*.' By JACK GUENTIIER United Press Staff CoiTesjiomlcnt LEXINGTON. Ky., April 24. (UP)—Kentucky today is as blue as its grass and its blood lines. From Frankfort to Paris and from Winchester to Louisville, the hardboots in this dark and bloody ground are bewildered. They arc grasping at straws, pulling petals off daisies and flipping coins. In some cases, they even arc cutting cards. To clui'.e they haven't come up with a favorite for the G8th Kentucky Derby. The Derby is barely eight days away and for the first time since Stagehand caught a cold on the eve of the big show in 1038 there is no big horse. Two of the three major tune-up props arc a matter of history and there is only one left on the calendar, yet the men who are supposed to know all the. answers 'don't even know one. They say Al:-ab is burned out. They claim Apache is a .sprinter. They hint Devil Diver is doubtful. They insist With Regards has no class. From the first to the last of the 150 babies who were nominated for Matt Winn's equine epic, the natives of Amrrica's thoroughbred citadel are picking flaws. This year, they aren't arguing as to \vhich horse will win the Derby. They are arguing that none of the 150 can win the Derby. It sounds silly, but there it is. For the last two days I have alkcd to owners, trainers, jockeys. leaving him some four lengths in the rear, but his time was shockingly slow. So the experts all turned up their red noses and said no. not this one. So, as this is written, an ordinary citizen who sets out -to pick himself the winner of Kentucky's most, famous -sporting event can only lock ahead to the Wood Memorial in New York on Saturday. Since it is entirely possible that belli Apache and Requested will be beaten there, it may be that there will be no Derby favorite 4 p. in., May 2. As it appears now — and this opinion represents the combined braimvork of almost every resident in this town—the Derby is as wide open as Reno, Nev., Agua Caliente. Alex., or Joe E. Brown,' mouth. There are more, than 20 horses still in the running and every one looks just as good or as bad as the others. 5 10 .333 9 .308 3 .667] 3 .667 \ 5 .545 6 .455 6 .400 6 .333 8 .200 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Brooklyn 8 Pittsburgh 6 St. Louis 5 New York 5 Chicago 4 Boston 4 Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 2 2 .800 4 .600 4 .546 4 .556 5 .444 6 .400 5 .375 7 .222 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 8, Little Rock 6. Chattanooga 7, Knoxville 2. Birmingham 7. New Orleans G. Nashville at Atlanta, night game, AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 9, Chicago 0. New York 6, Philadelphia 4. Cleveland 9, St. Louis 2. Washington 10. Boston 5. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 5. Philadelphia 2. Brooklyn 9. Boston 5. Cincinnati 5. Pittsburgh 3. Chicago 2, St. Louis 1. port writers, exports and just jlain touts. Not one offered to seed a horse capable of showing lis black nostrils under the fiu- sh wire in first place. To a man, hey centered their conversation on the fact that there is no thor- Semi-Pros To Play At Caruthersville CARUTHERSVTLLE. Mo.. April l!l.—The lunior Chamber ot Commerce \\-\\ sponsor ? local scmi- pro baseball team here this season, comprising local talent, and games will be played Sunday afternoons at Legion Park. Buddy Crawford, spoils committee chairman. Is in charge of the project. Deh:t;at/.s to State Convention at Springfield. Mo.. May 1-2-3 arc John S. White. Maurice Malin and Ralph L. Snnis, with alternates being Earl Tinsley. Dick Nevicy and" Jere Kingsbury. Under the guidance of Jcnry; •Sv'hnuman. membership and a.t- U»L .....v, .^^w ^..v.v ...x..^ - ..... . it".i(iancc committee. "Guest Night.*' oughbred fast enough to head the j h . !S 1)0cn in f, ugurn tcd each meeting rla ^- ,. . t . . niyht. and guests the first nio;ht These men were chsappomted by 1 v . ; ; n , MaVOT . clccl w . D . - B , Tci> Maryland s Cfimpcakc. the tirs ; lfe 6 of the three bis preps. As you . J remember. Colchis whipped both Van u. Jonr,son. Alsab and Requested in that OIK and Colchis isn't eligible for the Derby. Tom Piatt. the man who bred Alsab. claims the hor.-e ciid- n't like the footing. The second of the glamor tui:«- j ups. the Blue Grass Stakes, was | run here yesterday and it proved j nothing either. Devil Diver. Use ' hot advance favorite, was scratch- j cd an hour before the race. Ut j cut his leg in the barn um seriousness of his condition 1 been determined. With Devil Diver out., his ^tn'ole- mate ran to an easy triumph. His name is Shut. Out and to me he appeared to be a pretty fair horse Today's Games Southern League Little Rock at Memphis. Nashville at Atlanta. New Orleans at Birmingham. Chattanooga at Knoxville. National League Boston at New York. Brooklyn at Philadelphia. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. St. Louis at Chicago. American League Chicago at Detroit. Cleveland at St. Louis. Philadelphia at Washington. New York at Boston. Gicin Country Club Loses Many Golfers CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. April IM. -i.iwin's country Club goU team will not participate in Southeast Missouri Rcund Robin tournament iilay this year, due to several of t'n* 1 golfers, and members of the team in pa.s; seasons, being i:; the service. Early tournament p'.iins for the association this year inehuie teams from Charleston. Million. Dexter. Kennett and the AUTO LOANS NO INDORSEXS NIEDED 1936 and later model cars Repayments On Easy Terms [ Borrow S100 .. Pay S7.30 Monthly 1 Borrow S1SO.. Pay 10.95 Monthly I Borrow S200 ..Pay 14.60 Monthly I Borrow 5300 .. Pay 21.90 Monthly I Borrow S400 .. 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