The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1942 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 28, 1942
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^frACT EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK), COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1942 Wins 7th In RovfJit Louisville PLAY GOLF r Forced To Extend Himself To Finish Ahead I-In Hard Battle •jo. ^Jack Byrd, hard-hitting Blytheville welterweight, had a close call itf defeatng Freddie Nichols, speedy Cfcyton, Ohio, battler, in a 10- rounder at Louisville, Ky., last night. Byrd, originally booked as tiie opponent of Jlmmle Grimm, | Louisville^ youngster, was forced to' meet one of the cleverest and 'tqughest welters in the MidWest wfcen 'Promoter Harry Wolff made a* last-miriute switch in his pre- dterby boxing card. According to Joe Craig, Byrd's manager, the Blytheville buster vrttfj forced; to open up with all his ajjtillery to outpoint the Dayton ySuth. Craig told .'the Courier News that Nichols proved to be a i^sterful body puncher, iByrd's one paleness, and that the Ohio ring- man kept boring in to stay inside of Byrd's long range' shots. ^Byrd, who bad hoped to extend his string of consecutive knockouts to seven before meeting Lew jjuikins, ex-lightweight king, in Hot Springs May 11, was forced to be content with winning on the strength of hs superior boxing skilL Important Factor In Grip Is Hold Hands Naturally* Palms Facing and Vs in a Line came through the test with out injury and will fight no more \fiitil after he meets Jenkins, now on. the comeback trail after being dethroned last year Elastic Helmet Saves : Life Of Marquette Back •*• __—— JlMILWAUKEE (NBA)—Hal Eigner la* thoroughly sold on plastic helmets .worn, by .Marquette football players. One of them saved his life. During - spring practice, Fullback Eigner was hit on the head by a stray discus. He^suffered a painful w,ound. -Doctors said he would have b|en killed had he not been wearing the headgear. By BYRON NELSON Master of. the Masters' You will remember the emphasis in this course is on being natural. That is especially true in the correct golf grip. In takiijg hold of the club let your hands hang naturally. Try it now. You can see that the normal position of the hands is palms facing each other. You do not assume an exaggerated position with the palms facing up or down. Then why assume it in a golf swing? If your hands are in the correct position the Vs (line between the index finger and thumb) will be in line on the shaft. Experts pay a lot of attention to grip, either interlocking or overlapping. I use the so-called Johnny Farrell grip with both thumbs on the shaft and the little finger of the right hand overlapping the third finger of the left. I allow the fourth finger to lay lightly across the fingers of the right hand. There is no set grip for every golfer. The grip has nothing to do with the mechanics of the swing. A man with small, weak hands is better off with an interlocking grip than an overlapping. Get your hands in a natural, relaxed position and grip the club in the • most comfortable fashion. Mat Meanies, In Playful Mood, Gang Up On Helpless Referee Martineau Selects 'All-Star Backfield For INSURANCE of all Kinds See G. G. Caudill Agency Gfencbe Hotel Bldf. Pft. 2182 Biythevflk, Ark. ANN ARBOR (NBA)—Michigan, Princeton and Purdue are repre? sEnted on the,,all-star backfield picked by Earl Martineau, Wolverine backfield coach, from men he has tutored in 18 years. Martineau, who will soon report to active diity in the Marine Corps, selects Bob Westfall, Michigan's 1941 captain, at fullback; Tom Harmon of Michigan and Pest Welch of Purdue at halfbacks; and either ^George Ceithaml, the .1942 Wolverine' captain, or John Kadlic of Princeton for quarterback. ' .The Baseball Standings Fabulous Derby Figure Already Plans For '43,; Expects 100,000 Fans BY JACK GUENTHEE United Press SUff Correspondent LOUISVILLE, Ky.. April 28. (UP)—A pair of piercing blue eyes locked ahead today through the dusty pall of gloom which has been settling over the world of sports and they found no reasons for misgivings. Col. Matt Winn, the dean of the Downs, believes every cloud has a silver lining— and', maybe, sometimes even a lining of gold. He is a fabulous old gentleman, the colonel. He is heading towards 81 and to say that h|s looks belie his years is an understatement. He has most of his teeth, some of his hair and all the wisdom you'll ever find in one head. He has something else,' too. He lias undaunted faith in what he says is the greatest nation of all. A Man of Tomorrows I paid a visit to Colonel Winn today. His spacious box overhanging the chalk-stripe finish line of America's favorite race course, and once again I was convinced that here was my favorite sportsman. For the colonel, who should be an advocate of yesterdays, is strictly a man of tomorrows. "Son." he said as the bright Kentucky sun outlined the faint stripes in his dark blue suit, "I've been through four wars. I was born in the first year of the Civil War, I have weathered two others and now I'm in my fourth. And the one thing I have learned is that you should never sell America short nor America's love of sport short. "You take this race track. Now, In a wild and wooly. slugfest in which wrestling skill was supplanted by scorching haymakers, Eddie Malone and George Bennett won their tag match with Jack Larue and Mike O'Malley at the Legion Arena last night. Seldom do wrestling bouts get any rougher than this one did. Floyd Byrd, who -had the unenviable job of referee, tried to keep some semblance of order but Bennett, O'Malley Draw In the first preliminary, .George Bennett met Mike O'Malley in a 30 minute time limit bout. The match was called a draw when the 30 minutes passed without either man gaining a decision. In lie second bout, Jack Larue showed considerable agility, but was no match for veteran Eddie Malone The latter nearly broke his opponent in two with vicious body same time. When he emerged from' slams, and took the fall in 10 the fray, he was minus a shirt; I his pants were almost gone with 1 ' the wind, and he was plainly disposed to let the four men kill each other without any further interference. Roughing Begins Early As the main bout began, it was evident immediately that the squared circle was to be no place for a peace-loving man. Bennett, always a rowdy sort of grappler, met his match in. rugged Mike O'Malky. The two went at it hammer and tongs from the bell, with O'Malley having a slight edge in the power of his muscular right arm. His technique was simple. First, he grabbed Bennett in a minutes. Before the main bout started, the crowd was entertained with an exhibition of contortionist skill by i young man billed as the "Rubbe: Man." The name was fitting, fo: the young fellow did just abou everything but knit a sweater witl his elbows. LANE SCOTT'S Pearson Versatile Dartmouth Athlete By NEA Service HANOVER. — Charles (Stubby) Pearson, who starts training for a commission in Naval Aviation next month, is one of the most versa- stranglehold, ^then he slammed tile athletes in Dartmouth's his„ , ... ,__.__, ..... .. ^^ The Indian senior captained the football and basketball squads— the second Dartmouth athlete ever to be so honored—and played four positions during his varsity football career. JOE CAMP SAYS: Mr. Husband-Pappy-Granpappy-Headman Big-Shot or Breadwinner Listen to this. Agent said to Prospect, whose given name was "Bill/* Bill, would you accept a Policy (In any Company) That provided - if You drapped dead First 60 days Not a penny would be paid to the Wife? Atlanta .. , .....13 Little Rock 10 Memphis 9 Nashville 10 Chattanooga 9 New Orleans —.... 8 Birmingham 7 Knoxville .. ..- 1 I'm talking about Saturday's Deray, because Saturday's Derby will be the biggest of all. • I thought my dream of 100,000 people would come true last year but there were only 95,000. But I know my dream will come true this year because we can't fill the demands we have had for tickets— from 50 cent tickets to $125 tickets. Derby Already "History" ; "To me, this Derby is already history. It is the 1943 'Derby I am planning now. And''-do you know what I'll tell you this -minute? Son, I'll promise you the 1943 Derby will be even' bigger than this one. Gasoline shortages? Tire scarcities? America can take them in stride. America will come here—and America will go other places—if America is forced to walk." -'<". The colonel sat there, then, and he turned his memory back almost 30 years to the day he was operating a race track in Juarez, -'a .hedge-hop across the border in 6 .625 Mexico. In those days, he said t 7 .563 there was a revolution fought ev- thunderous right hand smashes to his opponent's heart. Several tunes he had Bennett almost helpless before the power of his punches, but when George finally managed to tag partner Eddie Malone the scene changed. Eddie, a pretty fair slugger himself, returned punch for punch with O'Malley, who suddenly left the ring for a short rest while Larue took over. ' Larue Is Floored Malone and Bennett between them managed to floor Larue with hone-crushing body slams for the fall. Then, Malone again met O'Malley in a wild exchange of blows which ended with O'Malley being beaten to the floor and pinned at the end of 14 minutes. If anything the second fall was even rowdier than the first one. The catch-as-catch-can boys tried to tear each other's heads off with resounding socks to the jaw. After being firmly discouraged in his efforts to make the grapplers abide by the rules, Referee Byrd let them go their gentle ways undeterred. The result came close to mayhem. Larue was again parked on the seat of his pants for an elimination fall. Then, Bennett and Malone went for O'Malley like a brace of hungry tigers. Malone again slugged Mike to the floor after a violent exchange of blows, to take the fall and the match. Joe Louis stopped a harder punch than any he has ever taken in the ring when old Jack Blackburn went down for the last count. As the champ's trainer, Jack did everything but brush Joe's teeth for him. He taught Louis practically everything that the latter knows about boxing and cushioned innumerable bumps for the Brown Bomber. Also, Blackburn did Joe's thinking for him. Never noted for his mental abilities, Louis relied on his trainer for just about all of the headwork. How well Blackburn came through is perhaps best illustrated by the second Schmeling fight. Scrap experts were more than a little leary of Joe's ability to take the German. The memory of the disastrous first encounter between the two -men was still green in their minds. They couldn't forget the picture of a dazed, groping, and nerveless Louis being shoved all over the ring by the relentless Max. No one would have been much surprised to see history repeat itself. But, Blackburn outsmarted Schmeling. He realized that the latter was probably expecting Louis to fight a stay-away Dout, so Jack sent Louis in with orders to shoot the. works from the bell. The rest, of course, is ring history. Completely upset by ;he Blackburn strategy, Schmeling was nearly torn in two by the champ's scorching two-fisted attack, it's things like this that makes yours truly wonder how Louis is going to fare in the future. If he relies on his own grey cells, I wouldn't, be surprised to see a truly great champion knocked as spirited'a contest as any fani could ask for. If you don't believe {< it, take a look at the larger cities where its been tried. McQuillen Learns to Hit Regulation Ball In Hurry PHILADELPHIA—Harry McQuillen poled three homers for a total of nine runs in his first five .games with the Pennsylvania baseball team. Prior to this season the sophomore first baseman had never hit anything except a soft ball. 10 10 11 10. 13 .500 .474. .421 .412 .350 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet Brooklyn 11 Pittsburgh 7 New York . 7 Chicago ., ,.. 7 St. (Louis , - 5 Boston 0 Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia 3 3 5 G G G 8 7 10 .786 .583 .538 .538 .455 .429 .417 .231 ery clay , there were raging fevers all conceivable But every day and there were sorts of setbacks. Proposed Amendment To Give Board Control Over License Revenue HOT SPRINGS, Ark., April 28.— Reports that an effort will be made in the next general election to secure a constitutional amendment to give the State Game and Fish Commission more power and control of revenue from hunting and fishing licenses and fines was confirmed here Monday by Dr. S. A. Drennen, Stuttgart, president of the Arkansas Wildlife Federa- ion. Drennen denied that the move jvas being made to "take the commission out of politics" and went at length to explain that it was not to be construed as opposition to Gov. Homer Adkins. Governor Adkins, he said, 'promised two' years ago to use his influence in getting the amendment adopted. Steps planned by the Federation wo years ago were considered by Governor Adkins as "too drastic" he said. The less drastic measure is being presented as a substitute. some fighter sense. with a little ring COACH BANKS ON WRESTLKB LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UP)—Elmer Burnham, Purdue football coach : figures he has one man in his forward wall that won't take a whole lot of pushing around on the gridiron inext fall. He's Frank Ruggieri, who has gone through a dual meet season undefeated and recently won the Big Ten heavyweight wrestling championship. Wonder why someone hasn't thought of starting a girl's softball league in Blytheville. With the right kind of handling, this could develop into a pretty good thing. The sports world is in a slump due to the war and needs a shot in the arm. Girl's softball is not only fine exercise for the participants but it's downright exciting as a sports exhibition. Give the ladies a little training and they'll put on NOT ON WORKING DAY CINCINNATI — Johny Vander- derMeer . of Cincinnati no-hit, no-run fame refuses to give .autographs the day 'he is southpawing. AUTO LOANS NO INDORSERS NEEDED 1936 and later model cars Repayments On Easy Terms I Borrow S100 .. Pay 57.30 Monthly I Borrow 5150.. Pay 10.95 Monthly Borrow 5200 .. Pay 14.60 Monthly Borrow 5300 . Pay 21.90 Monthly I Bfcrrow $400 .. Pay 29.20 Monthly (15 Month Plan) CONMEHCMl CREDIT PUN INCORPORATED 1 (An Industrial Loan Institution) I I Lynch Building . 321 w. Main Strtitl Phone: 503 During 1940, 69,107 persons visited Mammoth Cave, Ky. The national park area there was visited by 117,751 persons. Expert Tractor Tire r! Don't waith until the last minute lo have your Tires Repaired—Come in NOW - - Materials Limited! Bill's answer. Mr. Agent, I'd be a Plain damn-fool To do that. The Agent says,—Bill—you're right And that's just what you're doin' now, And what you have been doin' all this time (without Protection) Think it over. INS. JOE NOSE It's H-l To be Left flat with a Pasel of youngins And no money JOE CAMP & COMPANY STATE AGENCY MANAGERS RESERVE LOAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. P.ct New York 9 leveland 9 Detroit ,.. 10 Boston 7 Washington 5 Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 5 Chicago 3 3 3 5 5 9 9 10 9 .750 .750 .667 .583 .357 .357 .333 .250 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham 5, Knoxvillc 1. Nashville 4, New Orleans 1. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago 4, Cincinnati 3. Only game scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled. Today's Games Southern League Memphis at Chattanooga. Little Rock at Atlanta. Knoxvillc at Birmingham. Nashville at New Orleans. National League Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at Cincinnati. New York at St. Louis. the Juarez track had 'a crowd. : "Men, women and children flocked to Juarez in those days and they flock to Churchill Downs these days," he said. "Consider the weather we have had in previous years. Consider the conditions we are undergoing this year. Why. shucks, son, as long as people will turn out like this for the Derby there isn't anybody in the world can beat them." Has Done His Tart Old Matt has done everything he can to assure himself that nobody in the world can beat them. He has written 'Churchill Downs down for $50,000 worth of war bortds, he has contributed heavily to local charities and he has shucked out $50.000 of the Derby Day profits to the Red Cross. And, in his heart he doesn't think he has done enough. "We aren't very rich here at Churchill Downs," he said, "because we run what amounts to a one-day meeting. But I couldn't sit back and just try to hold what I had. "When Kentucky had those floods, the Reel Cross didn't ask any questions. They came in and with them they brought food and bandages and money. They took care of almost 1.000 refugees here at our track and they didn't ask a nickel in return. I did a heap of thinkinc when I saw that and I said. Matt, some day you are going to help those people continue their work." That some day is Saturday. He really doesn't make much money here at Churchill Downs, the colonel doesn't. But to date he has given more of what he has than any race track operator in the United States. He has given from his heart, but he has given from his wallet, too. So can you wonder why I'm hoping that this is his biggest Derby of all?—-. .. Amcrican League Chicago at Washington. Cleveland at Philadelphia. St. Louis at New Y^ork. Detroit at Boston. Tennis Lettermen Raise Hopes At Oregon State CORVALLIS. Ore. (UP)—Bolstered by the rturn of five of last season's six lettcrmen, Oregon State's tennis team hopes to fare better than its fourth-place rating last year. Veterans include Ken Hedberg. iHal Ragby, Bob Downie, Dick Halloc kand €bb Bruckart. The northern division championship will be plnycd Mny 23 nt. Pullman, Wash. CASH Paid for Late Model AUTOMOBILES and TRUCKS. 117 L Main, at Blytheville Motor Co., W. T. Barnett. SMI CUM Ar HART SCHAFFNER & MARX *37 50 This warm weather is a great detriment to efficiency . . . and in times like these all of us must do our work as efficiently as we possibly can. Cool, comfort- ahle clothes can help us do a better job and that's why we believe you'll be interested in this summer suit. Hart Schaffner & Marx have perfected for us a fine domestic cloth that duplicates all of the special qualities of an imported suiting they have been featuring for years. Its name is Suez Cloth and you can find, at Mead's a wide selection of these comfortable, long-wearing suits that will guarantee you air-cooled comfort all season long despite Ely thevi He's sultry temperatures. The patterns, the colors and the models are in the 1942 tempo. Come in, cool off, and look them over. Other Hart Schaffner & Marx Tropicals From $32.50 MEAD'S MAIN STRICT Highway 61 North — Phone 2201

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