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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 25, 1942
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KLYTIIEVIJLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS rrc • • • • • • .•,-,.;'• Jack Byrd Accepts Bout In Louisville; Fights Monday Night DLAY GOLF SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1942 : There 1 s little rest in store for hard-hitting' Jack Byrd, Blytheville welterweight, before he tackles Lew Jenkins, former lightweight king, at Hot Springs May 11. Joe Craig, manager and trainer of the red- hot Mississippi County mauler, today announced that Byrd has been signed to meet Jimmie Grimm, 150- pound Louisville, Ky., boxer in a 10-round match at Louisville Monday night. Byrd stopped "Tiger" Burns, Sardis, Miss., southpaw, at hte Legion Arena here. Thursday night with a technical knockout for his sixth successive ring triumph, none of which he has permitted to go the scheduled distance. : "Grimm has been fighting around Louisville for some time and is supposed to be one of the best 150- pouhders in Kentucky," Craig told the Courier .News today. "I figure Byrd can take him into camp and the added experience will-do him good." Since beginning his recent string of knockouts, Byrd's reputation ha, been spreading and he is in line for more big fights, especially if he can win over Jenkins, one of the-hardest punching little men in the game today but admittedly not boxer. -Byrd'was signed for the Louisville, bout by Matchmaker San Sio'tsky on behalf of Pro mote i Wolff. If he pleases Louisville fans in his' first appearance there he undoubtedly will be given additiona matches in the Blue Grass state He-, already is a favorite at He Springs where he has won four o • his last six fights recently. .The Baseball Standing SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pel. Atlanta ''. 11 little Rock 9 Memphis 8 Nashville 8 New Orleans 7 hattanooga 7 Knoxville G Birmingham 5 5 5 6 8 9 9 10 9 .688 .643 .571 .500 .438 .438 .375 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Brooklyn 8 New York 6 Pittsburgh 6 St. Louis 5 Chicago 5 Cincinnati 4 Boston 4 Philadelphia. 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 8 Cleveland 7 Boston 6 Detroit 7 St. Louis 5 Washington 4 Chicago 3 Philadelphia 3 Ex-Atlanta Star Comes Through With Third 4- Base Clout Of Season By GEORGE K1RKSEV United Tress Staff Convspoiuinnt NEW YORK, April 25.— The New York Giants have found the lad they've been looking for but. they may lose him as quickly as they found him. He's 21-year-old Willard Marshall, a left-handed hitting outfielder, with the sock of a Georgia mule in his but. Marshall, whose name wasn't even on the Giants' roster this Spring, was bought conditionally from Atlanta but after a few looks at him this Spring it didn't take Manager Mel Ott long to recommend that the deal be closed for $30,000. Marshall hit his third 3 .727 homer of the season yesterday and single-handedly led the. Giants into second place in the National League with a 3-1 triumph over the Boston Braves. Leads In Runs Hatted In With 14 runs batted in in 10 games Marshall leads both leagues in that all-important department. His batting ^average is only .263 but he packs the kind of wallop Golfers Err liliuclly Copying Fixed Form; Physical Build of Player Important Factor .500 .545 .500 .500 .444 .364 .300 By BVKON NELSON Master of the Musters' What is the most common mistake the average golfer makes in trying to improve his game, I think it is blindly following the form of some expert, assuming- that golf style is static. For example, Joe Doakes may like the way his professional takes a long back swing. But the professional is -six-feet three- inches tall, lean and lank in build. Doakes Uyron Nelson who gets out from his office desk only twice a week, is short and fat. He gets an incorrect mental picture of the rijfht swing: for his build. He may be tied up in the back. Because of his stomach ex- W. L. Pet. .800 .700 .600 .583 .417 .364 .300 .273 Charley Coaches At Michigan State .EAST LANSING, Mich. — It' Charley, .not Georg?, who does' thing's around the Michigan State athletic establishment. Athletic director Ralph H. Young pinned a notion ttie department mail box. lUrea'd, -'Charley, see me." Young figured••/ft. would bring Coach Cfiarley Bachman of the football squad. .Before Bachman arrived, Charley 1 McCaffree of the swim- mtag'V. team, Charley Schmitter, fencing : tutor, and Charley Ball, coach of the tennis squad, appeared to:Inquire what was wanted. SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 8, Little Rock 7. Birmingham 9, New Orleans 4. Knoxville 6, Chattanooga 5. Atlanta 6, Nashville 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 4, Brooklyn 2. New York 3, Boston .1. Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 5. Chicago 4, St. Louis 3. •JAy'bushrnaster is ari extremely AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 2, Chicago 1. New York 8, Boston 5. Philadelphia 7. Washington 2. Cleveland 2," St. lioius 0. First United States magazine foi cU«\f students was published In venomous South American snake. ' 1851 at Raleigh, N. C. V Black Mike in Blues hat breaks up ball Half his 10 hits have been for extra bases— .hree homers and two doubles. He's at his best in the clutches. How long the soft-spoken lad Tom Richmond, Va., will be breaking up ball games- for the Giants is in the laps of the gods of the draft. He's 21, single and eligible to be called up for military service at any time. The Giants mast take their chances on his staying at the Polo Grounds all Summer. The Giants made only four hits yesterday off Lou iDryj Tost, Dick Errickson and Johnny Sain, but one of them, Marshall's homer with Ott on base, broke up the ball game. Marshall also scored the other run on a walk, Otto Danning's single and Sains' wild pitch. Cliff Melton won his second game from the Braves. Honrsl Bests Dodgers Big Frank Hoerst, who had a sore arm all Spring, pitched the Phillies to a 4-2 victory over Brooklyn anc snapped winning panse, he has to reach for the jail. He should use a three-quarters swing. Doakes must also use a gol club that's flat, not upright. Til tall man keeps his swing in clos to his body to prevent it fron collapsing. His build gives him al the leverage he needs. The short, stout fellow's "cor- oration" means lost leverage. He nust reach for the ball to com- )en.sate for this. If the tall man caches too much, with his long inns plus 43 inches of wooden lub, he's got too much to con- rol. That's why you can't recom- ncnd a set form for all golfers. II is obvious that the matter of stature, build and physical characteristics determine a player's form. OF T WASHINGTON (UP) That LaRue And O'Malley Slated To Oppose Malone And Bennett .ASHORT, STOUT 6OLFER SHOULD ADAPT HIS FORM TO HIS BUILD, NOT TRY TO copy STYLE OF A TALL LANKY PLAYER. trick of fitting square pegs into round holes is a cinch compared to the job faced by the Army's 5,000 officers and enlisted men assigned to the task of determining how best to apply the civilian experience or knowledge of selectees' to the military service. The army's fast expansion is creating increasingly more complex problems for its classification officers. Because of their knowledge of modern principles of industrial psychology, these men try to decide whether John Smith, who was a bookkeeper in civil life, • should be assigned as company clerk or whether, because of his fine leadership qualities, he would be more useful as an infantry corporal. Too Many Lawyers, Clerks In the army, as in civilian life, it is not always possible to give Today's Sports Parade By JACK GUENTIIEIl United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, April 25. (UP) — Wrapping up a few loose threads: "BOXING— The untimely death of Jack Blackburn comes as a shock to us who had the privilege of knowing him. The lean, balding trainer with the razor-scarred cheeks and infinite capacity for patience was never too busy' to answer in detail any of the dozens of questions put to him day aftei day for years. From the night he sent Joe Louis out of the cornei the man the job he prefers. For I to win his first $50 bout to the example, there may be thousands of enlisted men with a knowledge of Spanish, yet there are only a few tasks in the army requiring 1 it. Furthermore, the army has no jobs for diamond-setters or tea-tasters. And there are a lot more lawyers or skilled clerks available than the army needs in those capacities. But all of these men could make good soldiers. Classification officers had made a number of interesting discoveries which will make for greater efficiency in the army. For example, they have found that Certified Public Accountants can be con- The Dope Bucket j. r. niKN» the Dodgers' five game HEAVY SCHEDULE AHEAD Barring unforseen accidents, Aaron (Jack) Byrd, Blytheville's ace welterweight, is going to be ibusier than a one legged man in a kicking contest during the next few Aveeks. -His Coach and manager, Joe Craig, revealed that he already has had offers or "nibbles" that will keep him quite occupied for streak. Hoerst permitted some time. only five hits. Ben Warren's single | Following- his sixth-round tech- in the eighth off Kirby Higbe BRIMS BLACK MIKE BACK TO BASEBALL A5 COCWANsm COACH OF GREAT LAKES NAVAITRA1NING STATION TEAM. A MANAGED DREAM... TALENT GALORE, NO HOLDOUTS, NO FRONT OFFICE, DISCIPLINE AND/BEST OF ALL, NO NEWARK YANKEES. broke a 2-2 deadlock. Howard Pellet, Cardinals' sensational southpaw rookie, made his first start and didn't last the opening inning, the Cubs beating St. Louis 4-3. Rookie Johnny Schmitz, with a little relief from Tot Prcss- nell, muffled the Cards' bats. Cincinnati, showing surprising nitting strength, walloped Pitts- bugrh, 9-5. Ival Goodman had a. perfect day at bat, "4 for 4" and nical knockout of the veteran "Tiger" Burns, Sardis, 'Miss., left- hander, here Thursday night, Byrd meets Jimmy Grimm in the semi-final of a pre-derby card at •Louisville, Monday night. A home town product, Grimm has earned a reputation in and around the hoss center. He is said to be quitb a hitter and better-than-avera'gb boxer. Craig and his, protege will return home after this battle for polishing Frank McCormick hit a _ homer. llp for the all-important clash with with two runs. Rally Beats on and drove in five Boston The roof fe}l in on the Boston Red Sox just as they saw visions of kicking the daylights out of the mighty Yankees. Going- into the ninth, the Red Sox hnd the Yanks beaten, 5-1, and Dick Newsome seemed headed for his second victory over the world's champs. But Bill Dickey singled and started a scj:en-rim rhllfcr, highlighted jby Joe Gordon's homer with a mate Lew Jenkins, the Swectwater. (Texas) Swatter* and former worlds light weight champion, at Hot Springs. ' New Orleans is the next tentative stop on the schedule. Just who will oppose the local beak bu.ster hasn't definitely 'been decided. 'Harry Weekly, and Tony Conforto, products of the Pelican metropolis, are among those under consideration, fivial choice being- decided on the outcome of their future engagements. Weekly recently was •"He's a good boy, one of the best I ever faced in the ten years I have been fighting," he said. (He fought a smart fight and had a defense that had me stymied. I never could get to him as hard as I tried. I landed a lot of blows on his shoulders and elbows. It was a crack on the elbow in the fifth that proved the final blow to my hand. I tried to keep a straight face but the pain was so great I couldn't t holcl it back. "Byrd isn't the hardest hitter I have faced, but he . hits as often and with less effort than ,any op^ ponent. He wastes Jlttle effort, always is on top of you. And that left jab of his is a "honey." Phew, my nose is so sore and swollen it feels as if Man Mountain Dean has been taking a nap on it. The right side of my face feels as if it has gone through the City, Meaty Market mill at Sardis. "I would liked to have continued if I thought there was a chance to win. But there wasn't, especially with just one, and my right at that. I depend on my left almost entirely. They say I can't break an egg with the right, though fij always thought H was pretty good. When Byrd opened up and began throwing rights and lefts he really hurt me. I could see the handwriting on the wall and didn't want to be knocked out. I never have, you know. v^rtedj into excellent mess sergeants. Musicans have been found to do a better job at army radio work than some of the more experienced radio "hams." Eather Fifht Than Fry At one school for army cooks, a large percentage of failures was noted. A checkup .disclosed that all of. these students had been employed as cooks before their induction. But, it was further discovered, these men had been working as cooks only because they hadn't succeeded in getting other jobs and now that they were in the army they wanted to fight and. not to fry. Occasionally some mis-assignments occur and when these are brought to light, re-classifications are made. The questionnaire which a man fills out at the time of registration is not always an infallible guide. For illustration, a man may describe himself as a carpenter but neglect to state that he had been employed for a longer period as a blaster with an exca\ r ation crew. For that reason, aptitude tests are given when the selectee arrives at the replacement training center. Ability Soon Recognized The Adjutant General's office, which has jurisdiction over the classification work, says that no day he entered the hospital the old light-heavyweight never changed. His speech was always terse brief and utterly to the point. I'l always remember him best for one two-word sentence. I cornered him in the dressing room after Billj Conn had given Louis merry hel for 12 rounds and asked him if h had ever seen a small man per from with more ability and cour age. Old Jack didn't pause for a second. He merely said, "Yep, me. He leaves behind him thousands of friends and the enviable record of developing not merely a great fighter but a great gentleman who made few mistakes in the ring and none out of it. soldier need be discouraged because his civilian training is not being BASEBALL—My personal nomination for the biggest major league disappointment is Cincinnati, although the Chicago White Sox are a close second. It was generally agreed 10 days ago that these were the sleeper teams of 1942 because' they were strong where it counted most—in pitching. Again, th Red twirlers are falling victims to their old jinx, the one-run decision. Not one regular was able to last nine innings or win a game in his first start because the team was notably reluctant to aid the cause with either fast work afield or clutch hits on the offense. In the first five games Cincinnati made 16 misplays and was about as formidable at the plate as a collection of wampus baby stars. Last year Deacon Will McKechnie attributed his slow start to the fact that the boys reported hog fat, short of wind and lazy in mind. This year they are supposed to be lean and hungry, but they have looked so only in the last two days. HORSERACING — Old Col. Edward Riley Bradley won't have starter in the Kentucky Derby for the second straight year and I doubt if any of his hopefuls eve collapsed more dramatically thai his 1942 nominee, Bless Me. It i said the Colonel named this hors in hope Bless Me would bless him Jack Lame, a newcomer, will tep into the fray of the tag match A'hich will head Promoter Mike vleroney's wrestling card at the Legion Arena Monday night. Laue, who is rated as a real top notcher, is both active and strong md should fit perfectly into Monday night's ring feature. Big Mike O'Malley will side with Larue against the combine of Irish Eddie Malone and George Bennett. Bennett is back after a short 1; absence and probably will remind ,iis opponents that he hasn't forgotten how to use his ever anxious fists and, if need be, exercise his mighty molars which have literally haunted his latest foes, will have ample help night and may not have to resort to his devastating diners. Eddie Malone, the battling Irishman, went down along with rough Red Roberts at the hands of, O'Malley and Roy Welch in last* week's tag affair and down he will stay if big Mike O'Malley has his way. O'Malley also hails from the sweepstakes country, but very likely won't treat Malone as a brother Irishman when they meet Monday night. O'Malley, a former boxer, uses his . powerful blows as his best weapon while Malone is versatile with his grappling. With these two burly "Pat and Mikes" trading clutches and with Bennett and Larue as their idekicks there should be plenty f action at the Legion Arena Monday night. Larue will meet Eddie Malone nd Bennett will oppose O'Malley n the two one fall 30 minute time imit preliminaries. 'Wright To Tackle Unbeaten Feather on base, and the Yanks triumphed j he j c f lo a clmw ~ bv -Tiger" Burns. 8-5. Both Joe DiMaggio and Ted j Conforto also ^ ,T ated onc of the Williams went hitless. Cleveland reeled off its sixth straight victory, 2-0, as Mel Harder held the Browns to four hits. 1 Rookie Oris Hockett and Manager Lou Boudrcnu drove in the two Indians' runs. A ninth inning homer by rookie outfielder Bob Patrick gave Detroit a 2-1 victory over the White Sox. The Tigers made only four hits off Edgar Smith but one of the others was a homer by Rudy York. The White Sox's only run was Don Kolloway's homer. Joe Kuhel. Chicago first sackcr. was badly spiked and had to retire. Phil Marchildon ontpitched Bobo Newsom, giving the Athletics a 7-2 victory over Washington. He yielded >NEW YORK (NBA)—Chalky Wright, world featherweight champion, signed to box Lulu Costantino at St. Nicholas Palace here. May 7. Costantino is being forced to MONTCLAIR.N.J. — Sportings goods company officials say they don't know why rebuilt golf balls, tested, equal new ones in distance. Although tests show balls two years old to be 10 per cent less resilient than new ones, any duffer used for a specialised Job. Many i with his fifth triumph at Cnur ch knows that an undamaged four- a man who thought his civilian ill Downs. That hope dissolved year-old ball, properly hit, will MacMitchell And Kane Renew Duels PHILADELPHIA Leslie Mac- Mitchell, world's outstanding miler, and Campbell Kane, one of the greatest middle-distance runners ever developed in the middle west, renew their phenomenal duels of last year when they meet in four races in the Penn Relays, April || 24-25. Last year MacMitchell and Kane met in five relay races with the New York University student finishing first in three, the Indianan in two. This year Kane will run against || MacMitchell in both medley races and in the two and four-mile relays. Old Golf Balls Travel Just As Far background was being ignored has been pleasantly surprised when the need for his particular type of ability developed, and the little punch- holes in his classification card marked him for the job. The classification test it was explained, is not designed to test the soldier's education background but his intelligence and his ability to learn. A bright soldier who has had no more than a grammar right in front of Bradley's eyes! finish just as far down the fair- in the Blue Grass Stakes at Lex- j way as a new one, provided the old ball was of good quality to begin with. At Upper Montclair Country Club a 15-year-old 75-cent all was hit 200 yards by a man vhose drives average 210. come in heavier than 126 pounds, school education may achieve a better boys in Dixie. Milo Solomito. the Memphis boxing impressario. has placed a bid for Byrd when he reopens for business. He said he plans to have nothing but high class cards and hoped to use Jack a great deal. It will be sort of a "homecoming" for the local boy as he first broke into mid-South prominence by winning the novice welter Golden Gloves title at the Bluff City .several years ago. GKTS ZIVIC BID Craig revealed that he had received an offer from a Miami. Fin., promoter for Byrd to fight Fritzi Zivic. former kingpin of the H7- pomuiers. But the offer was prom- so Wright's title will not be at stake against the unbeaten east side youngster. Costantino's most recent victory was a close decision over Harry Jeffra, former bantam The New York Commission insists that Wright sign to defend his crown again.sfc Sal Bartola before facing Costantino. only four hits, one Bobbv Estalella. a homer by Read Courier News want ads. Here's Water in Your Eye PREFER WOOD SHAFTS NEW YORK — Gene Sarr says most top - ranking golf feel than the steel-shafted. high score, while another who may have bluffed his way through college shows up as a mental laggard. Correct Attire For High Jiunp-- One Shoe Off NEW YORK (NEA1—Dick Morcum, New Hampshire's pole vaulting and high jumping star, started professionals use wood - shafted! something when he began leap- putters because they have more ing with one shoe. Bill Bessie of Columbia is the latest to take up the fad. He has cleared six feet ptly turned down. "The offer was refused not because \ve were afraid, as some newspaper accounts hinted," Craig explained. "The promoter wired an offer of only $500 for the fight, to be held in Miami. "I wired back that we definitely were interested in the fight but at that price, and countered with an offer of 20% of the gate. "Unless I am badly mistaken that fight will draw at least $5.000 and I can't sec why we should be content with their offer. I am willing to gamble on the gate. But they wanted us to come along just for the ride, to gaze at the Florida scenery and inhale their fresh air. I am not so keen about riding, don't like scenery, and am convinced that Arkansas h a s enough fresh air to go around." Craig still has hopes for the date with Zivic and hinted that Solomito planned, to arrange it for Memphis. BURNS PRAISES BYUD Lying flat on his back n.s his handlers attempted to cut. tho heavy bandage from his hands j after losing to Byrd, Burns had} much to say—all good—about him. RATIONING DRIBBLES TvEW YORK.—Basketballs probably will be rationed next season. 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. Pittsburgh at St. Louis. Chicago at Cincinnati. American Lcafftic St. Louis at Detroit. Cleveland at Chicago. Philadelphia at Washington. New York at Boston. Yes, George, They Were Pretty Fail CHICAGO." (NBA) — George Hala wins the brass ring for the classi understatement of the year. Th owner-coach of the Chicago Bears last season probably the greates collection of football talent eve assembled, sent miniature gold foot balls to sports writers, replicas of souvenirs given the players. Halas, in sending the trinkets, called them "a memento of a pretty fair football team." ington. The Colonel watched the ace from his big limousine park- d at the head of the stretch. His colt too kthe lead, twice shook ff Shut Out and swept around he tost turn with a slight ad- antage. Then, just as he came ibreast of his owner's car, he topped. The Colonel saw it happen just a few feet in front of lim and he was so disappointed ie didn't wait for the three starters to pull up. He signalled his chauffeur and was headed for iome before Bless Me's jockey dismounted. COLLEGE FOOTBALL—At the noment, there arc 21 new faces among the big time head coaches and all but one or two were moved up by the war. Oregon, for in- tance, has had three coaches in three months—the Navy having called both Tex Oliver and his successor, Vaughn Corley. Frosh Coach John Warren, who holds the job now. also tried to enlist but was rejected. In the Pacific Coast Conference, the turnover has been terrific. Southern California, Washington and Stanford have hired new men. In just three years, there have been seven changes at the eight conference school and already Lon Stiner of Oregon State, youngest coach in the poinl of age, is the oldest in point of service. SWIMMING— Gloria Callcn has a new suit. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY FOR RENT 4 room nicely furnished apt. 915 W Ash, ph. 2954. 25-ck-2 Thoroughbreds to Guatemala MEXICO CITY (UP)—Mexico's 'resident Manuel Avila Comacho, enthusiast for pan-American soli- larity and good horseflesh, has sent 50 thoroughbred saddle horses to Gen. Jorge Ubico, president of uatemala, as a gift to the neighboring republic's military equitation school. Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing Materials Limited! Highway 61 North Phone 2201 Notice Farmers FOR SALE Cotton Seed Soy Beans Farmers Gin & Exchange Co. 520 N. Broadway Phone 315 Blytheville, Arkansas FRENCH TAX EXPERT BROOKLYN. — Larry French. Dodger southpaw, is an income tax expert. Cross regatta at Marine Stadium, Long Bc For INSURANCE of all Kinds See G. G. Caudill Agency Glcncoc Hotel Bldg. Th. 2182 BlytheTillc, Ark. COTTON SEED Certified Coker 100 Strain 3. Stoneville 2-B. Several Tons—Wilds Long Staple R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. Phone 3141 Blythefille WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, April 27, 8:30 p Lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena in America. TAG MATCH Mike O'Malley and Jack LaRue — vs. — Eddie Malone and Geo. liennetl Also two 1-fall 30 Minute Matches! Mike O'Malley —vs.— Geo. Bennett Jack LaRue —vs.— Eddie Malone

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