The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1942 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 2, 1942
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MGE SIX BLYT1IEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1942 Prince Omar Slated On Wrestling Card; b Team With Byrd t< ever-popular tag match will the top position on Pro,_ Mike Meroney's wrestling card -at the Legion. Arena Monday night as the shifty Sailor Parker teams with Irish Mike O'Malley against the formidable combination of - Floyd Byrd and Prince" Omar, the mad Persian. These four veteran matmen should provide the fans with ample entertainment, each one capable of dishing out plenty of punishment. Prince Omar, who has not been seen in action here for some time, will step into the spotlight Monday night. A native of Persia the Prince is of a stocky build and is rated as an exceedingly tough customer. Promoter Meroney describes the grappler as "the owner and operator of a ferocious temper." Omar's teammate will be in the person of Floyd "Old Hickory" Byrd, who tried his hand at referee last week. Byrd evidently didn't like the job and probably will make .The Baseball Standings ' SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Atlanta " 6 .739 Chattanooga Puts Kick In It all his future appearances as a grappler. Byrd is a cagy' ring veteran and should be a very big help 13 10 .565 Nashville 13 11 .542 Little Rock 10 10 .500 Memphis 9 n - 450 Birmingham 9 H -™ xNew Orleans 9 13 .409 xKnoxville .. 8 15 .348 x—Night games. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet Brooklyn 14 4 /778 Pittsburgh St. Louis Boston .. NEW York 10 6 .625 T .533 9 .500 to "the Prince in their quest for ""' * ut * £ 9 ; 471 victory over O'Malley and Parker.|^'."T^;, K , n -m Mike O'Malley will side with Sailor Parker in an attempt to break. into the win column this week after suffering a loss to George Bennett and Eddie Malone along with his teammate Jacj; Larue in last Monday night's tag tangle. A .bit of comedy will also be added to Monday night's show in thfc:-person of •. Sailor Parker, the classy- clowner, whose ironlike jaw and ability to make the people laugh have made him a popular figure at-the local Arena. Sailor Parker will tackle Floyd Byrd'and Prince Omar will fume with Mike O'Malley in the two one fall, 30 mniutc time limit preliminaries. 6 10 .375 4 13 .235 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L/Pct Four-Minute Mile Will Never Be More Than A Dream-Hahn Ki.ce, Nurmi Seen' As AJI Even Match Cleveland 3 .813 Detroit 12 1 -632 New York 10 Boston 9 G .625 7 .563 WasUington 8 10 .444 St. Louis ': 8 11 -421 Philadelphia 5 13 .278 Chicago 4 12 .250 CLERICS ERROR LAUNCHED GOLF AROUND BOSTON BOSTON (UP)—A clerk's error in 'shipping golf clubs instead of cricket-, equipment from England to a Boston" sporting goods store in 1890 first, brought the ancient Scottish game to Ntw England. ' The clubs and a dozen golf balls were placed as oddities in the store ^-window until a British visitor noticed them and explained the game to: John Smith of Belmont. one of the ; youthful clerks, who will celebrate his 80th birthday this May. A;few days later Smith obtained Accessary permission from a puz - zledv-'park'" 1 commissioner and laid ti'ut .-the,first golf course on some grassy fields at Franklin Park. -K With three friends, Smith shot 'around the snow-patched course and : took double-figure scores on •each hole. After the first round ''Smith told his wife he didn't think the-game would prove successful in Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Chattanooga 3, Little Rock 1. Night games: Atlanta 5, Memphis 0. Nashville 7, Birmingham G. Knoxvillc at New Orleans. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati G, Philadelphia 5. Pittsburgh 7, Brooklyn G. Chicago 13, New York 9. St. Louis 8, Boston 7 UO innings) AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 7, New York 2. Cleveland 13, Washington St. Louis 10, Boston G. Chicago 5, Philadelphia 2, Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Atlanta. Nashville at Birmingham. Little Rock aD Chattanooga. Knoxvillc at New Orleans. Manager Mel Ott appears to be cocking right foot a little higher nan usual as New York Giants get off on same pedal. . SCORBOARD By HARKY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor BY JAMI'S S. RAMSEY NEA Special Correspondent FALLS CITY, Neb.—Take it from Lloyd Hahn, that four-minute mile will never be more than a dnam. Sydney Wooderson, the Englishman, holds the outdoor record— 4:06.4. Leslie MacMitchell, Chuck Fenskc and Dr. Glenn Cunningham are co-holders of the indoor mark— 4:07.4. The fasUst mile ever turned in, however, was Doctor Cunningham's 4:04.4 on the trick and extra large Dartmouth track. Hahn, great distance runner of he mid-twenties, says it is too nuch to expect any athlete to ivc the speed and stamina re- luired to click off four quarters at an average of a minute each. Hahn, now a fanner near Palls ;ity, believes the swiftest mile possible today is 4:03 or 4:04. He is of the opinion that if Gilbert Dodcls improves his speed and uns the mile correctly, he is capable of 4:04 under perfect conditions. The Olympic Games runner of 1924-28 practically makes it unanimous by stating that Gil Dodds has been rambling the first half too rapidly with the result that he doesn't have enough left at the finish. Hahn sees Gregory Rice, greatest of all distance runners, and the Paavo Nurmi who bagged four championships at the Olympic Games in Paris in '24 an evenly matched pair. Nurmi didn't have to make the time two-milcrs do now. He was never pressed while running almost every night in this country. Hahn claims the best race he ever "witnessed" was the 1500- meter event in the Paris Olympics won by Nurmi. Hahn was in the field, "but I really wasn't in the LANE SCOTT'S So Derby^-time is launching another blitzkrieg over Kentucky. Looks like the 68-year-old event bids fair to be about as popular as was the arrival of Champ MacArthur in Australia. Naturally this year's crowd has fallen con- sderably below the mark of previous seasons' what with the war and all, but they do say there's enough money floating- around to revive rumors that "prosperity is just around the corner." As race time draws nigh, '17 horses apparently will go to the posts. Of this group, the lopesters seem to favor Devil Diver and Requested, though there's still some commotion over Aisab. This writer is gong to stick his neck out by stringing along win lie Alsabians and by picking Shut Out and With Regards in that order. Understand Joe Dildy is taking the boys in his physical educatior class and dividing them up into Softball teams. One group Ls called the Army, another the Marines and the third the -Navy. The idea is for each team to play couple of two-game series witl he other groups. The losers will, blow the camps to a feed of some kind. 'And speaking of Softball, I see the Blytheville'm is being sponsored again by"' Loy Eich. Seems the sportsman thinks the country needs something of the sort and wants to do his t>art toward seeing to it that his home town gets a little fun and recreation outta Ufe. Wanted: More of the same brand of swell guys. Sticking to the subject of softball, they tell me Marshall Blackard Ls pinin' for a gal's team to play on the same nights as the boys. Wonder if a few stars couldn't be found among the defense lassies? Loudest groan from today's mourning bench comes from the afore-mentoned Coach Dildy. Fired with the ambition to book the Blytheville gridsters for a benefit game for the armed forces, the mentor is having his troubles in large arm loads. 'Pears like nobody wants to tangle with the Chicks. Gregory Rice, left, and Paavo Nurmi would be evenly matched. the century" in the Knights of, ord time of 4:23.1, a mark that Columbus Games in New York in! has not even been threatened. Hahn NEW YORK.—Fact that one of the bigger advertisers cancelled a national campaign featuring the endorsement of Joe DiMaggio is a sign of the baseball times. A survey made it plain that the people now prefer thsir young lie- rocs in service uniforms. >> * * Larry French's comeback this spring further stresses the utter stupidity of those who make deals for the Cubs. French went to the Brooklyn camp on trial rather than take a huge salary cut. The veteran proved limsclf before talking turkey with Larry MacPhail. Rid of the shoulder kink which tampered him last season, French race,' he recalls. "Had the race been on the fast tracks of today, '27. Kalian broke the tape seven or eight feet in front of Edvin Wide of Sweden in phenomenal time—4:12.2. The world record at that time was 4:12. It was discovered that the track Today's Sports Parade BY JACK GUENTHER United Press Staff Correspondent LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 2 (UP) —It has- been immortalized in prose, verse and song more than a thousand times and by almost as many different men, but the American phenomenon that is the Kentucky Derby still staggers the imagination. No matter how often you read about it or see it, this spectacle is fabulous, incredible and bewildering. able. Why these thousands are coming into the Downs in streams today, traveling: at a snail pace along: the four-mile stretch from Louisville proper to the grandstand gates and the club house gates, is something no man can answer. Maybe for love of a horse, for love of a parade or just for the sheer love of being right along with everyone else. Or maybe for another thing—an As a sporting event, it is unbe- ! intangible moment words will nev- says Dodcls then could have clicked off a 4:22 mile, but the teacher took no chances of burning the youngster out. Hahn went to Jack Ryder of the Boston A. A. at the suggestion lievably brief. Prom beginning to er describe. You've heard of that NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadephia at Cincinnati. America, because "there's too much Brooklyn at Pittsburgh, walking and. hill-climbing to it." AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit at New York. St. Louis at Boston. Chicago at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Washington. ;-; Irving Berlin wrote "God Bless America" during World War 1. Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores New York at Chicago. Boston at St. Louis. Honor Braves In Service At Kah-Oit Ceremonies For INSURANCE of all Kinds See G. G. Gaudill Agency Glcncoc Hotel Bldff. PH. 2182 Blytheville, Art Lloyd Hahn Gilbert Dodds gives the Dodgers their badly needed Nm:m could have turned in what southpaw. would have compared with a 4:06 Augie Galan, let go by the Bruins, milc now .,. threatens Joe Medwick and Dixie F , VUL . TY MEASUREMENT Walker in the Flatbush outfield. COSTS HAHN RECORD Billy Herman, acquired for a com- Another match Hahn always i will remember is a two-mile at had been measured incorrectly ' of still another Falls Cityan, Joe and that the runners had covered Nutter, Providence sports editor three or four yards more than a mile. Otherwise a new mile mark might have been written in the books. Charley Hoff has an important place in Harm's memory. Had the Norwegian possessed sufficient arm pull, he easily could have made the IG-foot dream a reality, Hahn believes. It was Hahn who took Gib" I Dodds, as everyone in Falls City Knows the loping divinity student, under his wing at the youngster's request because Falls City High ! School's athletic program pays little heed to the cinder sport. Dodds sprang into the limelight when he hitch-hiked to Peru, Neb., about 45 miles from his old home town, and established meet records for the half and mile—2:09.; and 4:49.6. Under Harm's tutelage, Dodd parative song, made possible Brooklyn's first pennant in 21 years. j Madison Square Garden in which did not lose a race in high school Deals of 1941 culminated a long Nurmi conquered W illie Ritola in ... THE DALLES, Ore. (UP)— Columbia river Indians wil stage this year's Kah-Oit—feast of the salmon—in honor of their young braves who are in the armed services. Chief Tommy • Thompson, head man of the tribe of the Celilo fishing village, has invited business and professional men of The Dalles to take part in the event. Chief food of the feast is the 1 first-caught spring run Chinook salmon, garnished with sauces of roots and herbs gathered and prepared under supervision of patriarchal squaws. Read Courier News want-ads. Dogging His Footsteps Unscheduled race pops up at California- Olympic Club track- meet in Berkeley as pup dogs footsteps of Bears' Bill McCarnp- bell in mile. McCampbell finishes third to Olympic's Norman Bright, canine pulls up. Collegians win, 90 2-3 to 40 1-3 series of mistakes on the part those guiding ths destinies of the Chicago Nationals, the Dizzy Dean thing among them. Little wonder Philip K. Wrigley lost- what little interest he had in baseball. * •!-• * President MacPhail is rapidly taking his place among the Trader Horns of the diamond. Arky Vaughan not only furnishes the Dodgers with a fine third baseman. He is insurance against the loss of young Pee Wee Reese at shortstop, and the Brooklyns haven't another shortfielder in their entire chain. In Vaughan, Pete Reiser sees hip main contention in the race for the National League batting championship. Vaughan was an^ outstanding player in Pittsburgh for nine years. He made the All-Star team annually, last year swatted two home runs. Yet few paid the slightest attention to him. He was there too long, it seems. =:• if * Vaughan at last is getting the ink Roy Cullcnbinc has 'missed since he left Brooklyn. And don't overlook the fact that the writing of enthusiastic baseball writers has put the rattle in many a baseball bat. While the four-for-onc transaction with Pittsburgh may be beneficial to both clubs. Brooklyn knows it landed a good one. Arky Vaughan appears to be the most useful citizen Loud Speaker MacPhail has acquired since he gave Philadelphia all that dough for Dolph Caniilli. Hahn remembers "the mile of vho was tutored by the Boston A. A. coach as a prep athlete in the east. Joe Nutter is the son of Bill Nutter, a Falls City farmer. IIA UN GETS DODDS Under Ryder, Hahn set several world records, won 35 of 36 races. Following Dodds' graduation from little Ashland College of Ohio, Hahn sent him to his old- coach. Dodds made the indoor season by running the socks off Greg Rice and Lcs MacMitchell and once beating the New York University flier. Ryder attributes MacMitchell's superiority to his ability to negotiate ths quarter in 48 seconds, fcur faster than Dodds. To offset this, Ryder is drilling the minister's son in the 50-yard dash and starts. Jack Ryder predicts Gil Dodds will turn in a world record 4:0<i competition, rounded out his school- j file shis spring, boy performances by running the Plainly, Lloyd Hahn got his young mile in the state meet in new rec- neighbor off on the right foor. DLAY GOLF I Ndsou's Irons At Best In Masters' When lie Moved Cloer To Ball, Punched Shots SOUTH PAW SOCK Giants Uy BYRON T NELSON Master of the Masters' I hit the best iron shots of my career in the Masters' Tour- nnment this year which I won after an 18-hole playoff with Ben Hcgfin. I had been running into a lot of trouble with my irons on the winter swing, but when I hit Augusta I w a s punching the ball again. I found that I was standing too far from the ball. I was reaching for my shots instead of punching them. When I moved closer to the ball, my iron game perk- JJyron NelspU ed up. Got in close on iron shots with the arms close to the body. Relax. Keep the hands firmer. There is more pressure at impact out. I think it is unwise to tell the APM IN CLOSE: ro BOPY FROM SHOULDER; TO ELBOW/' verage golfer to hit down on the all. This is contrary to the correc wing and may confuse him. Hit through the ball from an nsicle position. CHICAGO—New York have three Ic.ft-nanric^l hitters i than on a tec shot, in the middle of their batting or- [ The left arm from shoulder to der against all pitching—Mel Ott, j elbow must be in close to the Johnny Mizc- and Willard Marshall ] body, in this way you eliminate Atlanta recruit. i all worry about swinging in and NEXT: Pitch shots. New Osceola Coach Will Assume Duties OSCEOLA, Ark., May 2.—E. Boepple of Covington. Okla., ha arrived to begin his work as ath letic" coach of Osceola High School succeeding Coach Leslie Speck, who resigned to enter the United States- Navy as Physical Education instructor. Mr. Boepple attended Central State Teachers College. Edmond, Okla., and later the University of Arkansas where he was graduated in 1935. Pic was a member of the University of Arkansas Southwestern Conference chamion.ship team and in 1933 was awarded the Certificate of Merit for having received All-American rating by the All- American Footall Board. Among the positions held by Mr. Boepple before coming to Osceola are principal of Junior High and assistant coach at DeQuecn. Ark.; director of athletics at De Ridder, La., director of athletics and science instructor at Bcrryvillc, Ark. for the past five years. end it lasts only a second or so more than two minutes. There is a blur of color in the gate, a spread of bright silk in the stretch and then a single blob of blue or green or red at the wire. In less time than you can hold your breath, the big show has run its course. _^___^_ Yet year after year, since you and I were boys in knee pants, it has lured men and women from every section of this broad nation. It has drawn them, by the thousands, from near and far and by plane, train and carload, to the Ions white sweep oi grandstands xvhich stand abreast the straightaway and circle one full bend at Churchill Downs. Year after year the crowds lOimt—60,000, 70,000, 80,000, 90,000 nd—today—maybe even 100,000. On they come, wave after wave, ust as they have been coming ince Aristides won the first Ken- ucky Derby in 1875 over the same an strip where another winning icrse is destined to roar to glory before sundown. Why do they come? A Derby is lot a comfortable thing. You lustle and bustle and shoulder and shove through the crowds, or shine, you walk in the wet or the heat and you stand by the hour. Lord, how you stand. And despite your persistence, your determination and your sheer physical stamina, sometimes you don't see the Derby at all, Sometimes your head aches and throbs with such a hangover that you don't even care to see the Derby. Or maybe the lady with the flopping: hat just in front starts bobbing like an apple in a tub. It's tough when that happens, Bub, because once the horses are away from the moment. It is the one when the bands scattered through the infield break into the soft, slow strains of "My Old Kentucky Home." When 90,000 people or 100.000 peo- nle stand with bowed heads. When the horses begin their shuffling, mincing walk to the post. My guess is that is why they come, from east and west and north and south, by wagon and by street car, year after year. For to me that is the big sports wallop of this season and every season. It is Joe Louis coming out of his corner, Notre Dame kicking off *uid the Yankees going to bat in the world series—all in one. It is a moment that puts a throb in your heart; a lump in your throat and a tingle in your spine. Hokum? Sure, but it's pretty darn wonderful. SLICK STEffPLECHASING New York. — There should be ;ood steeplechaslng during the Belmont Park meeting. No fewer ;han 160 jumpers are quartered on Long Island. SHOOTING WILDCATS EVANSTON—Army rifle shooting has been elevated to the status of a varsity sport at Northwestern. Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing Materials Limited! Blytheville Tire Co. Highway 61 North Phone Z2U1 gate these 1UO.UOO people ar c screaming and you haven't a chance of hearing the call. Why do they come? A Derby is not a cheap thing. Sure, you can buy your way in for 50 cents, get a sandwich for a dime and wager your money in sums as low as a dollar. Or you can try your luck at skinning over a fence, standing on a nearby roof-top or pok- ng a make-shift periscope through a knot hole. Lots of folks are doing those things today. On the other hand, you can pay $125 for a seat, spend $20 on lunch and shoot $100.000 riding along on ;he horse of your choice. Even if vou sit in the rather ordinary sections, a box comes to $16.65 per person, a mint julep to $2 and a lunch to another $5. No, a Derby isn't cheap and it isn't comfort- Expert Tractor Tire Vulcanizing! Don't waith until the last mlnut* to have your Tires Repaired—Come in NOW - - Materials Limited! Blytheville Tire Co. Highway 61 North — Phone 2201 75 Bushels Choice Recleaned Ark- soy 2913 Soy Bean Seed $3.50 Per Bushel. Roseland Gin Co. t R, C. Rose, Roseland, Ark. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, May 4, 8:30 p.m. Lowest Admission ot any Wrestling Arena in America. TAG MATCH Mike O'Malley and Sailor Parker — vs. — Prince Omar and Floyd Kyrd Also Two 1-Fail 30-Minute Mulches SAILOR PARKER—vs.—FLOYD BYRD PRINCE OMAR—vs.—MIKE O'MALLEY Rationing Orders are more liberal — you may be eligible to Buy A New CAR Sec us today aboul the facts on how to get a new car. We have a stock of new Chrysler and Plymouth Cars that can be sold on rationing orders. T. I. Seay Motor Company 121 W. Ash St. Phone 2122

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