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MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1942 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS Mat Teams To Perform PLAY GOLF Malone And Bennett Oppose Lame and O'Malley In Another Tag Match •Irish Eddie Malone and rough George Bennett ill vie with big Mike O'Malley and Jack Larue for the honors in tonight's tag- match which will top Promoter Mike Meroncy's wrestling card at the Legion Arena. Malone, Bennett, and O'Malley Ivive already shown their ability to dish out the punishment each having his own particular style of administration, but the spotlight will be turned on Jack Larue in tonight's tangle of the toughies. Larue is a new name on 'Promoter Meroney's mat card and will be out to make a good impression in tonight's matches. Both active and strong and, pull( ing the scales to the 2#Q-pound f mark Larue should be a very good man. He will have to be good to hold his own in the rough and tumble action which will probably ensue in tonigfiht's tag battle. In brief review of the different styles of the figureheads in tonight's bouts the first thought is of the powerful punching ability of .big (Mike O'Malley. The hefty Irishman uses his punishing blows to his opponents heart to win the majority of his matches. O'Malley teamed with Roy Welch last week to quelch the formidable combination of Malone and rough Red Roberts. Bennett The Biter George Bennett uses his munching molars as his best weapon, resorting to tlinm every time he can't break a hold otherwise. These biting tactics have become such a habit with them when the opportunity provides. Irish Eddie Malone can be rough when the necessity arises but does not depend entirely on his roughness to take him through his ring engagements. Malone is a cagy performer and very versatile with his mat manuevers. With these three, Bennett, Malone, and O'Malley and Larue, who must speak for himself in the same ring there should be ample action in tonight's feature wrestling attraction. George Bennett will tackle Mike ^ J OMalley while Eddie Malone will familiarize himself with the ability of Jack Larue in the two one fall 30-mmute-time-iirmt preliminaries. Square Stance Is Most Natural For Average Golfer and Is Preferable BY BYRON NELSON Master of Ihc Masters' Most beginners use an open stance which causes them to slice. The left foot is drawn back. Others may use a closed stance, in which the right foot is "in the bucket.-" The alternative, course, is of the Jtyron Nelson square stance in which both feet are on a line. I think the matter of stance illustrates two important premises of this refresher course. First, be natural. Second, we are interested in the average golfer, not the expert. That is why I recommend the square stance. It is the natural way to stand. When r moved to Ridgewood, N. J., in 1935, George Jacobus, the professional, pointed out that my left side was collapsing. I had fallen into an open stance. Jacobus made me go back to a square stance. It kept me out of trouble. Since then, I have made it a 'closed square stance but for the beginner the square position is most reliable. Toes should point slightly out, about two inches. On the longer shots, the feet should be apart about the width of the shoulders. As the shot becomes shorter, move the feet closer together. Experts may use a closed stance with their woods, square with the middle irons and open with the short irons. They arc able to control their shots despite the variations but for the average beginner this is confusing and invites trouble. Be natural! Stand square. Stance ROOTING SECTION NOTRE DAME — Andy Chlebeck, Notre Dame centerficlder, has 10 brothers and six sisters. PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores Save for Victory Have your shoes, tarpaulins and bean sacks repaired at the TRU-BLUE SHOE SHOP S16 E. Main St. We buy and trade shoes. J. F. FRIENB Hal Gruber, the brilliant second baseman of Blytheville's 1938 pennant-winning team in the Northeast Arkansas League, is steadily gaining favor with his bosses, the New York Giants, but as managers and not as player. Gruber piloted the Milford, Md. Giants to a Eastern Shore championship last year. But when the loop folded Gruber was shifted to Bristol, Va. to head the New York- owned club in the Appalachian League. Following is a feature that appeared in last week's issue of the Sporting News, national baseball weekly: I5y GENE THOMPSON Sports Editor Bristol (Tcnn.-Va.) Bulletin BRISTOL, Tenn.-Va — A Yankee has taken charge in Dixie—right in the home-town of Gen. Julius F Howell, sureme commander of the United Confederate Veterans. And that's not all. He's a native-born Brooklyn boy running a ball club for the New York Giants. This would come under the heading of rank treason in Brooglyn—some- thing akin to Jack Benny dedicating a song to Fred Alien—but if you don't believe it, yau can write Ripley. "Hie intrepid young man in question is Hal Gruber, a shortstop by trade, who was born in Brooklyn Local Welter Meets Louisville Fighter Tonight On Pre-Derby Cad Jack Byrd, Arlnnsa.s welterweight title-holder, and his manager, Joe Craig, were in Louisville, Ky., today for Byrd's 10-round test tonight with Jimmie Grimm, 150- pound Kentuckian, in a prc-derby boxing .show. This probably will be the final ring engagement for the Blytlie- vlllc youngster before he tuckles Lew Jenkins, dethroned king of the lighties now trudging PLstanla's comeback trail. Byrd and Jenkins will .settle their affair of the gloves in Rix Stadium at Hot Springs 'May 11. The Byrd-Grimm fight tonight will be one of two 10-rouud feature bouts staged at Louisville by Promoter Harry Wolff. Byrd. with six consecutive knockouts or TKO's to his credit, will attempt to make it seven in n. row, a record which will not hun, his gate appeal at Hot Springs. .he son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Jruber of 2706 Avenue J. Hal attended Erasmus Hall High Schood in Brooklyn, before wancler- ng into the Middle West to become a baseball star at Ohio University It was at Ohio U. that Henic Groh, old third base star, then hunting ivory for the Giants, put the clutch on young Gruber. Maybe Hal at that time, didn't intend to return to Brooklyn, anyway, so he thought he might as well tag along with the Giants. When Hal was a youngster he, like all the other boys in his neighborhood, was a rabid Dodger fan. Thocs were the days of the beloved Uncle Robbie, the colorful, unpredictable Babe Herman, the great Dazzy Vance, the hard-working Hank DeBerry, the slugging Zack Wheat, the polished Jake Daubert. If Hal had any boyhood hero, it was Herman, and he'll tell you Babe was one of the greatest natural hitters he ever saw. He was in the Brooklyn ball yard that afternoon when Herman clouted a triple and arrived at third to find Dazzy Vance and another Dodger squatting on the bag. He was there, too, that afternoon when DeBerry ripped off six hits in six trips to the plate for the fattest one-game batting spree in his diamond ca- Great Lakes Gets Sports Champions GREAT LAKES, 111.,—Three national champions are on active ciulj in thc_ U. S. Naval Training Station here. Joe Platak, National A. A. U single? handball titleholder for seven years, is a cook, second sluss Earl Clark, National A. A. U diving champion, and Bob Antonacci, winner of the National Collegiate 128-pound wrestling crown are chief specialists. Football is represented by Aldo Forte, 220-pound guard, of the Chicago Bears, National Proles sional League champions. He is : boatswain's mate, second class. PAGE'" THREE' Lest One In Is A Sissy! LANE SCOTT'S rit> ' •- ' — _.- ..11, u ._s»r^» • •••vw«»wai»*<«i«^droM*v «?.jSSalKWqS^I^M JLhcso young fellows, iind 91-dcgrcc temperature-in WashingST D. C., a-bJt top much for them. And, as every boy knows, there's •i. ,notmnt like the ol' swimniiii' hole to coul ufr ,- svvimniiii' hole tu coyl oil. .The Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Atlanta 13 (5 Little Stock 10 G Memphis 9 7 Nashville 9 10 Chattanooga 9 10 •New Orleans . \ 8 10 Birmingham G U) Knovvillc 7 1U .'174 .474 .444 .375 .31)8 Why Don't They Leave Louie Alone? MILWAUKEE— Clwrlcy Grimm, former Chieiigo Cub mimivgu'r who now heads the Milwaukee club of the American Association, thinks Lou Novlkoff can make Ihc grade in tlie majors. Grimm hud the Mad Russhm with the Brewers last season, believes he will hit if they don't burden him with signs and let him swing as he pleases. Grimm also holds that the Cub management should allow Novikoff a little Jecwuy oil" the Hold, such as permission lo slii.y up late If he catches a night • club act or bund that strikes his fancy. Wonder what ever happened to the proposed scrap between Billy Conn and Champ Joe Louis? Only a few months ago, canny Mike Jacobs, top boxing promoter, was beating the drums for a. return mutch beween the two .swell athletes. Today, Conn who certainly deserves another shot at the crown lifter the scorching exhibition of grit and daring he showed In the other fight with Louis, is apparently the forgotten man of the squared circle. The so-called boxing osperLs who are always bemoaning the decline in gutc receipts evidently don't realise that the only heavyweight atlracton capable of drawing anything but a puny crowd today, Ls a match between the Appollo from Ireland and the brown bombshell from Detroit. What's the matter? Are the boys afraid Conn and Lou to will show the fans Just how punk most of Ihe other heavyweights really are? • • « I .see where DI'/./,y Dean, the onetime ba-seball great who didn't want to play when he could, and who couldn't play when he wanted to, is now u sports announcer for one of the radio stations. This Isn't news according lo any definition. The screwball always could talk a better ",ame than he was capable' of playing. * » » The wise yuys used to tell me that the sports promoters were the ones who really made the dough. I'm beginning to wonder. If the tads who back the ulhlclU; events are so smart, why aren't they making the most ol' their present opportunity? America was, Is, and always will be, sports, craxy. Today, as never before, the country needs .some yood sixn'ls exhibitions to lake 11,'s mind off of the* Axis ruLs. So what happens? Absolutely nothing. Most of the minor league baseball clubs uro out of business. Boxing cards arc as .scarce ns the proverbial hen's teeth. What's the answer? Why not place greater emphasis on athletic exhibitions featuring .youths of high school age. They may ue amateurish, but they'll be spirited affairs. Arid, what better way could be found to build up the physical standards of the lads of that age? Today's Games Southern League Knoxvllle at Birmingham,. Nashville at New Orleans.' Only games scheduled. National Chicago at Cincinnati. Only games scheduled. t . \ American League St. Louis at Detroit. > Only games scheduled. TKAIER GOES TO DOGS MILWAUKEE — Edward Rozr mnryniski, Marquette athletic trainer, is a dog fancier and expert. C A S H Paid for Laic Model AUTOMOBILES and TRUCKS. 117 E. Main, at Blytheville Motor Co., W, T; Barnett. Pollet Is Around To Stay—Stengel BOSTON — What's Casey Stengel's opinion of Howard Pollet, 20- year-old St. Louis Cardinal left- hander? "There's no need taking up your time telling about Pollet," says the Boston Braves' manager. "He'll be around long enough for everyone to see for himself. Plenty long enough for everyone to have a good look." NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Brooklyn 11 iPitLsburgh 7 New York 7 Chicago 6 St. 'Louis 5 Cincinnati 5 Boston G "Philadelphia ' 3 .7»B .583 .538 .500 .455 .455 8 .429 10 .231 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. DEFE FIRST Make defense against heat and friction your first thought when you buy motor oil Buy Sinclair Opaline. Opaline contains no "5th Columnist" wax and petroleum jelly—non-lubricating substances that thin out in heat and cut down on oil's lubricating ability. Wax and petroleum jelly are removed from Opaline by an extra refining process. Play safe. Use Sinclair Opaline Motor Oil. It lasts so long it saves you money. B. I. ALLEN Phone 2005 — Agent — Biytheville, Ark. Incidentally, Hal is working with the veteran DeBerry, another Dodger alumnus, this spring at the New York Giant farm camp at Natchez. Miss. Gruber has his Briston Twins there now, whipping them in shape for the coming Appalachian season, and DeBerry is directing the camp, along with Freddy Lindstrom, ex-Giant third sacker, who is now handling the Fort Smith Western Association club for Bill Terry. Gruber, who, at 25, is one of the youngest managers in the minors, gained his first professional playing experience in 1937 with Blytheville in the Northeast Arkansas League, where he had a "good field, no hit" season. The next two years, he was with Milford in the Eastern Shore circuit, where his fielding continued to shine and his hitting picked up. He was out of O. B. in 1940, but last season Terry of-, fered him the job of managing Milford. Gruber responded by pi- oting the club to the pennant. With the Eastern Shore loop folding for the duration, Terry shifted Gruber to Bristol, a new lass D Giant affiliate that drew 58.000 fans, almost triple its popu- ation, with a second-place club last year. Should Gruber produce a pennant winner here, there's no telling what the attendance might be. since this city has a 523.000,000 TVA dam project and a large shell loading plant to help boost the population with wartime workers, who will have spare time to patronize night ball. Pitchers In National Wear 13—And Do Well CHICAGO—Baseball players, ordinarily the most • superstitious of athletes, apparently have no qualms about the number 13. Four National League pitchers wouldn't allow any other numerals on their uniforms. Kirby Higbe of the Brooklyn Dodgers won 22 games last season dressed that way. Mort Cooper of St. Louis, Claude Passeau of Chicago and Luke Hamlin of Pittsburgh are other members of the 13 club. Scout News To Have Picnic. Members of Cub Pack. Den No. One, will be rewarded with a picnic because of their splendid work, it was announced at their meeting Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 o'clock at the home of Mrs. W. L. Crafton. The picnic will be given next Thursday. Clcta Burg and Carl Davis Jr., are new members of this group. Denner Loy Eich Jr., conducted the business meeting and discussed a chapter from the cub manual. New York 9 Cleveland 9 Detroit 10 Boston 7 Washington 5 Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 5 Chicago 3 H 3 5 5 9 9 10 9 WAIINKKE ST. LOUIS — Lon Wnnicko of the Cardinals holds a lifetime pitching edge over all of the seven other National League clubs. Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing! Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Little Rock 5-2, Memphis 4-2. Atlanta 8-5 r Nashville 7-2. Chattanooga 7-9, Knoxvillc 6-4; first, 10 innings; second, six innings. Birmingham (5, New Orleans 3. .750 .750 .607 .583 .357 I Don't wailh until the last minute lo have your Tires Repaired—Come in NOW - - Materials Limited! Blytheville Tire Co. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 3-10, Philadelphia 1-2. Boston 3-8, New York 2-5. Cincinnati 9, Chicago 5. Pittsburgh 2-4, St. Louis 0-4; second called lltli, darkness. AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadcphia G-G, Washington 1-3. Detroit 10-7, .St. Louis 5-5. Ncy York 7, Boston 2. Cleveland 3, Chicago 2. MUNCRIEF BOOSTER ST. LOUIS — Catcher Rick Ferrell calls Bob Muncrief of the Browns the best young pitcher to come into the American League since Bob Feller. Read Courier News want ads. Start The Day With— 7-DAY COFFEE A Maxwell House product, blended by Maxwell House. Regular Price 1 Ib. 25c 3 Ibs. 69c (Watch for week-end Special) Exclusive at— Pickard's Grocery 1044 Chickasawba Ph. 20« SEEDS FOR SALE Pedigreed D. & P. L No. 12 Cotton Seed Soy Beans Delsta, Arksoy and Arksoy No. 2913 Highway Gl North — Phone 5W01 WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, April 27, 8:30 p.m. Lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena in America. TAG MATCH Mike O'Malley and Jack LaRue — Us. — Eddie Malone and Geo. Bennett Also two 1-fall 30 Minute Matches! Mike O'Malley —vs.— Geo. Bennett .lack LaRue —vs Eddie Malone Call Us For Prices! Lee Wilson Co. Armorel, Ark. Now's the time to get an OK USED CAR from your Chevrolet dealer Defense workers! Make an investment in long, dependable, low-cost transportation! Buy an OK used car from your Chevrolet dealer and conserve time and energy for your job! Good buys••*Good prices •••Convenient terms. *i * SEE YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALER *TOI>AY! Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. 301 W. Walnut . Phone 578 BIythevilte, Ark,

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