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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 5, 1942
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«> £-. - FACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, '(ARK.) COURIER NEWS MAY 5, 1942 Sailor Sullivan Back To Colunibia 5y NKA - Service NEW YORK.—Although he did not receive a degree or even win a. varsity C, one of the better- tnown of Columbia's "baseball 'alumni" returned to Baker Field to .oppose the Light Blues in, the uniform of the United States Coast Guard team. He was Tim Sullivan, former batboy of the Yankees and ex-mnscot of Lion teams for a'half-dozen years before he joined the world champions. In addition to learning his batboy chores under the veteran Columbia coach, Andy Coakley, Tim picked up his first knowledge of how to play first base while hanging around Morningsidc Heights clubs of 193036. This early training, plus valuable pointers gleaned from his six years with the Yankees, .stand him in good stead at first base for the Coast Guard. Constantino Takes First Step To Clear Up Feather Muddle Former Grid Star ' Wins Track Honors Formiclable Combination Subdues Team Of Princd Omar And Floyd Byrd I Mike OMalley and "Sailor Parker were the'.victors over Floyd Byrd and Prince Omar in the tag" match which featured Promoter Mike Me- foney's wrestling card at the Legion Arena last night. O'Maliey and Parker were complete masters of the situation throughout the match with ths exception of the second fall' which was won by Byrd and the Prince after 10 minutes of rough and tumble grappling. '. ,it - took the combination of • Irish-Mike O'Maliey and the iron -'jawed Parker. 25 minutes to repel Byrd and Omar, the high tempered : Persian, in the first setto of the ' jkffarr. O'Malley succeeded in taking Byrd with the Irish whip and tody spread and his cohort eliminated the Persian protestor with the ever - •effective crab hold. The Sailor and his 'partner were confronted witl: few difficulties in taking the first ... tall but it took them quite a while : to line-their men up for the kill. : " After dropping the .second fall to ".'. Byrd', and Omar the O'Malley~ Parker '/combine, clinched the <*e-1 Monday" as tht> inconsistent. Little —i .n ! s3 i-*t rv e*t-fmryn f» Ff Ol" 1 ft til 1 VM 1 r/*Q f\\ -r^ . t _ m „ ... T *»*... <•!..,-. ...v.vl ,^ ^.m t» .n *«. Little Rock and Chattanooga Lose as Idle Nashville Gains Ground , Tne jnto a Ey united Press Nashville Vols popped socon(I p]ace u c - m the Soulhorn Association .standing ciding stanza after 10 minutes of i : hard; wrestling,. Omar and Byrd, ''••'. desperate for a win, tried .every > trick they knew in an effort to ^capture 'the fracas but Parker and E: the former pugilist reigned supreme G .to turn the two matmen back in "c~ good, ^fashion. Parker eliminated ? ;: Byrd with an Lrish whip and body r^ spjgad.''.while": ; 'Q'iAaltey. quelled the r ':.':. Prmce'with his 'effective blows to |- : the heart. "' Omar and Byrd won their lone I-, fall after Omar had been disquali- ^fied'~by.: Referee 'Soldier-Thornas for ,:' his. choking 'and eye gouging tactics. J Byrd : carried on to down both •• C'Malley and Parker, first taking O'Maliey and then repelling the .- Sailor. Omar already being elimi- •-••; nated it looked as though Parker \ would proceed to take the fall by • vanquishing, Byrd but the rha'n ;; from Birmingham rose from one s "of Parker's .Irish whips and clouted the .Sailor, .following up .with : body spread to take the fall. In .the ; first .of the two one-fall 30 minute time limit preliminaries Sailor Parker defeated Floyd Byrd in 15 minutes with a crab hold. In the 'sfrcorid of. the "two prelims O'Maliey won over Prince Omar b> virtue .of Omar's, disqualification for choking. Omar- was disqualified .after 5 minutes of wrestling. After the matches Staff Sergt A.:C." Friedl of the U. S. Marinas presEnte'd ,'a 3-r'eel movie portraying* the life of the marines. .ock Travelers dropped a game to Atlanta and Chattanooga's "Kid" Lookouts went down before the bats of Memphis. With Atlanta holding the league cad by a good five-game margin, Nashville was deadlocked with the Softball Games Wanted For Indeendents Here jOpkouts at 14 won and 13, lost each. But only a .scant length or so off the pace rnmo- New Orleans, the Travelers and Memphis, needing only a game or so to upset the fight for the second slot. The Chattanooga-Memphis contest .Monday sa\v the chicKS take advantage of the First-inning wildness of Bob Garner, the Home. Ga., tall man who name back to baseball this season after a two-year lay-roff, and score seven runs. Southpaw iSam Cunningham came in to halt the slaughter.. Pete Harder, who started for the Clucks but was relieved by Bob Ferguson in the eighth, Rot. credit for the win. Paced by the big bat of Earle Browne, the Crackers had little trouble disposing oi' Little Rock in the first contest of n four-game series. Browne r?ot four for five, including a booming double, to lead Atlanta's ll-hit attack. Jim Mertz allowed ^he Travelers 10 safeties, but he turned, on the pressure when a man reached base. The Chattanooga-Memphis and AUanta-Little...Hock contests were the only games scheduled Monday. Priorities Make Coaching A Good First Wright, Thfen Wifeoii Is Lulu's Plan . Xl' IIAltRY. GRA YSQS, . .NEA Service Sports Etlitor NEW YORK.—Young Charley Costantinp 'lias taken it upon himself, to:straighten out the featherweight championship muddle. Lulu Costantino will try to break Joe DlMaRgio's record when he tack's Chalky Wright in an eight-round, .non-title engagement at historic St. Nicholas Palace, May 7. DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive major league games. Costantino, '20 arid unbeaten, has won that many fights in a row, the last two from ex-champions Joey Archibald and Harry Jcffra. A victory over Wright will give Costa'ntino a 15-round championship mate!; with the Mexican-born Negro at Madison Square Garden, June 11. Wright is relogni'/.ed in New Yqrk. ,. WILSON OTflBEUED TO KATThE C0STANT1NO When Costiintino beat Jose Domingo "Row, the Colombian champion, In Newark the other niglit, Abe .Green, president of the National Boxing Association, ordered Pittsburgh Jackie Wilson to meet the east side; youth there at weight in early July. Wilson Ls the N. B. A. champion who brolce his arm in dropping a decision to Terry Young, Costantino's cousin, in one of those abovc-the-wcight things at the St. Nick, March 2. Costnntino wanted Wright at 12G pounds and over 15 rounds, but. the 'New York commission rates Sal Bartola of Boston as the ranking challenger despite the fact that the has lost five of his last six starts. 'So Willie Johnston made the Costnntino-Wright affair eight- rounds because the St. Nick promoter has found that distance pro- BL DORADO,. Ark., May 5,— Clyde Scott, fleet back who two years ago led the Smackover Buckaroos through an undefeated grid season, won three places in the annual Arkansas state high school rack and field meet at Little Rock ast week end. Soott won the high lurdles and javelin throw and took second in the high jump, all in Jlass A. Burton of Norphlet won irst in javelin throw and broad jump, Class B, and Wilkie, also of Norphlet, placed .second in the 120- yard hurdles. The 1 Norphlet mile medley relay team took second place. El Dorado was not represented. «The Baseball Standings SOUTHERN I hate to mention horses with the memory of my bum guesses on ftie derby still fresh in my mind, )Ut they do say that Crawford Noble is about ready to run his nags. He .nunchers One's trotter, the other a pacer. Betwixt and bet/ween them, they've managed to take in a tidy little >um in prize money. Both hosses are nine years old. has two of the oat- stabled at the Park. See where Mike Meroney is getting kinda disgusted with the ref situation. Seems he wants someone in the ring whp'H make the boys behave, so, if lie can't find the right guy, he's going to do the job next .week himself. Wai, I for one won't be sorry. Mike knows the game from A to izzard and can probably lick a good two- t.hirds of the guys who wrestle for him. show me the light. There's a gent that knows where to look for his luck. Seems Ernest tried a new system lately, and how it worked! You'll have to ask him for the inside dope, however. >So at least four of the ladies read the Arena. At least, they read it enough to keep up with things. Shortly after W<L- mentioned that Marshall Blackard manager of the Blytheville; softbull team, was looking for some female Babe Ruths, four of the lassies looked Marshall up and signed for action. Now, how 'about a few more? And, how about some sportsman' coming foward with a little backing? Will Lulu Costantino eclipse Chalky Wright?. Today's Sports Parade LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Atlanta 19 8 .704 Chattanooga 14 13 .519 Nashville 14 13 .519 Little Rock 12 12 .500 New Orleans 13 13 .500 Memphis 12 12 .500 Birmingham .< 11 13 .458 Knoxvillc 8 19 .290 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Brooklyn Pittsburgh St. Louis Boston New York Chicago 9 Cincinnati 8 Philadelphia 5 I know now about picking how the a guy goes winners in sports. It took Ernest Halsell to They tell me that since his scrap with Simon, th-3 .soldier boys are wondering why someone doesn't end the war by dropping Joe Louis on Tokyo. For the love of 'Mike! The champ hasn't b^en able to laud a brawl with anything but pushovers for a coon aye. Why make it worse? Spot — Geliringcr By NEA Service , . . . PHILADELPHIA—thai-ley. Gehr- looking for games for his team.! ingcr, the sphinx of second base, duces close results and .return dates. Bartola has been 'down with the grip, and ,thc way for the Cos- taritino-Wright title scrap Ls expected to be .paved by their posting forfeits binding the winner to risk the crown against the liub candidate. Although Costahtino is a legitimate feather, both he and Wright will scale about 128 for their first edition. The show will completely sell out the 5700 St. Nick seats and then. some. .. . , HITTER WRIGHT , REPULSES LIGHTWEIGHTS, WELTERS Albert Wright, which.-is. Chalky's real name, Uias been" flattening lightweights and welters. He has fought only three feathers in three years and knocked them out—-Archibald for the title, Al Reid and Richie Lemos. He has placed lilies in the • hands of Marshall Blackard. manager of the Blytheville softball team. is ; Any./'teams . interested in scheduling games for the current season aVe .urged to contact the manager as soon as possible. Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the" following candidacies, subject to the Democratic primary in August. For State .Senate .. L. H. ATJTRY For Representative W. 'J. "BILL" WUNDKRLICH JAMES 'G. COSTQN J. JLEE. BEARDEN (for re-election) County Ireasurer JACK FINLEY ROBINSON (for re-election) County Judge ROLAND GREEN (for re-election) County Cleric T. Vv. POTTER (lor re-election) . Tax Assessor W. W. "BUDDY" WATSON Uor re-election) Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON (for re-election) ., . Circuit Clerk HARVEY MORRIS •- - ',(for re-election) was not enthusiastic about moving to i-.hc coaching line for the. Detroit Tigers. The strong, silent man thought he was set in business. But the war has changed his opinion: "This is the greatest job I ever had." he says. "Besides if I didn't have it, what would I be doing? I thought I was fixed with an automobile accessory business. We supplied upholstery buttons. But that went out with cuffs on trousers." 30 of his last 61 opponents. He " ,'i Yi ' e Saw n race * has been stopped only once-by _ r ..."^ s ?cond best horse—Alsa BY; JACK GUENTIIER YTnited Tress Staff Correspondent ABOARD HORSE CAR 10,201 SOMEWHERE IN PENNSYLVANIA, May 4. (UP)—If you, are still looking for the real feedbox analysis of the 68th' Kentucky 1 Derby, brother, lake a look at this. It is written on n .soap box nestling' between, Sun Again and Whirlaway on the road to the Preakhess stakes and it comes to you through the courtesy of Big Ben Jones. Big Ben didn't have a horse of his own running in the Derby: Saturday Sun Again, who is nibbling at the corner of my copy paper, was .scratched an hour before the race. Biit the .square- set kind of America's trainers had a couple of goo3 ones running in n couple of Derbies a few. year-; ago. One of them was my traveling companion, Whirlaway. The other was Lawrin. Jones is just about as .shrewd a horseman as ever supervised a work-out and 'his eyes i very little—if they miss any- S at all. Here is what he saw from his box hard by the finish Hne «t. Churchill Downs on Saturday, of all. he .saw a rnr-e that won by the best horse-Shut econd. he saw a rnr e in Alsab AMERICAN LEAGUE DLAYGOLF No. 3 Iron Is Club For Longer Approaches Pitch Shots Are Important Stroke Savers; ! Cur, Barefoot Roys Are .Still Soaring Higl UTO LOANS NO fpORSEIS NEEDED ' 1 ?. 36 »nd later, model cars • L Ig^MyrnenU-On Easy Terms Wrrow SIM . . Pay S7.30 Monthly ftorrew SUO . . Pay 10.35 Monthly , Pay 14.60 Monthly . Fay 21.90 Monthly . . Pay 29.20 Monthly ..(If Month Plan) IC6WERCUL CTtttT.PLrt INCORPORATED (Afllnduslrial Lian Insliruiion) I | Lynch Bui Mini 321 W. Main Street! . Phone: 503 By NEA Sen-Ice EAST LANSING, Mich.—Fear of stubbing his toe helped James : Milne, crack high jumper at Michigan State, become a winner in .his event. Unable to better G feet 1 2l-j inches r.s a sophomore. Milne devoted his .spare time to practicing in his backyard at home. One day he jumped in his bare feet and surprised himself by clearing difficult height. Further merit proved it was no accident. Milne decided that, when barefoot, he opprcachi.'d the bar slower and concent rated on his footwork. In seeking to avoid stepping on a stray pebble, or stubbing ^his toe. IIP Mnoothrc! out his form. Like Dick Mcrcum of New Hampshire. Milne always kicks of! his .shoe *hen the bar is up where it counts. He was undefeated last season, had a top of 6 feet. 6 1-8 inches. the amazing Henry Armstrong in Los 'Angeles on his birthday, Feb 1, 1938. "I ran out of gas but could have gone farther," he says, "but George Blake doesn't like a cut above an eye." Wright. 30, was born in the southwestern part of Mexico, where his father served with the 10th Cavalry during the trouble with Pancho Villa. He has resided in Los Angeles since he was a kid. Castantino, who still clerks in his fathers east side candy store between fistic appointments, expects to offset. Wright's punch with speed and boxing "skill/ LuhiJ Costantino,^ training in the country for the first time—at the Summit, ,N. J., camp 'formerly conducted by Madame Bey—wanted to know what that stuff was all over the ground. r- • • ---- --~._^ — finished .second. And as for the third, fourth and fifth horses "it was just a toss up in which a few wirc meant a !ot or good going over and never recovered from it. His race was no true indication of what .he is or what he can do as a race horse. I've already written, it right off my book. 'He is much better than his 14th place at the finish." Don't take the comparatively slow time of 2:04 2-5 'as an indication that the horses were slow, too. Ben says the track was "cuppy" and it was very hard to run on. The same Shut Out, running on the same track four days previously, would -have' clipped two full seconds from that clocking, he believes. The footing was at fault, not the horses. I asked Ben why my little pal. Sun Again, was scratched, and he gave me a pretty plain answer. Sim Again, he said, just wasn't in the peak -of condition needed to carry a horse a mile • and a quarter. And, he added, there is no point to running if you don't have .a chance to run first: Simply stated, Jones • doesn't - shoot- for ner'e seconds.' . But if I don't cease this noisy -yping in a matter of mere .seconds. :ie may shoot me. So I'll stop Bothering my aristocratic" traveling companions, go back to my own ' stall and try to remember that a man who bets on a .horse —like I did—always winds up riding) on a horse car—like I am. W. L. Pet Cleveland .. Detroit .. . New York . Boston .. . Washington St. Leu is . Philadelphia Chicago .. . 14 15 13 12 9 9 7 4 5 8 7 7 12 U 15 16 .737 .652 .650 .632 .429 .409 .318 .200 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: Memphis 8, Chattanooga 4. Atlanta 9.- Little Rock 3. • Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 15, New York 4. Pittsburgh 2, Boston L Only games scheduled. "To mp the caliber of -the horses . this Derby was every SL 1 £ . eq , ual - ° f that of Previous *-"••» IJIL.S, ne said "Evorv vni • M folks say that the current crop of three-year-olds is a bust. Yet nvfivt- vnnv K.. *-T~ L . VUH. U}. tne time Summer around th«rc is always one horse and sometimes as -_v f as five coming out of that AMERICAN LEAGUE New York G, Chicago 1. Detroit G, Philadelphia 4. Boston 11, Cleveland 8. St. Louis at Washington,';post-'•',. poned, weather. ! By "BYRON NELSON Master of the Masters' Work just off the greens is as important as on the carpet. Run- up shots, chips and the longer approaches are stroke savers. You may not be able to hit par 4 greens in .two but if you can chip the ball c l.o s e enough for one putt, you're going to score mighty well. From 50 to 75 yards from the green, I recommend an 8 iron or we d g e. Whether . you use a 7, 8 or 9, the shot will have a good deal of back- Jtyron Nelsoo spin and shou i c i be played stiff to the pin. Move the feet a little closer together to equalize the weight -and address the ball off Ui'e right heel. Inside 25 yards, I suggest a 4 or Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Chattanooga at Memphis (night). Birmingham at Knoxville. Atlanta at Little Rock. Naw Orleans at Nashville. o iron. Play pitch and run. The .shot lias little backspin and will roll a good distance. Keep the body firm. Assume a comfortable position, stance square or slightly open. Address the ball off the left foot. •IN'PITCHING, ASSUME SQUAPE\ STANCE AND APDQESS BALI OFF PIGUr FOOT. /CF£P FIREMAN CKECAGO • WARK-HORSE - Acs Adams' win! ning relief job against'"the'.'Car-* 1 dinals in St. Louis was his eight stint in 15 Giant games. Westfal], Fratig Air Sick In '40; Air-Mind ed Today By Service good a experi- Tennis Runs In Greenberg Family EVANSTON. ern tennis (NEA)—Capt. Sey- of the Northwest- team, comes by his h Ben thinks the horses m the race were as good, on the average, as any group you will "iid on a track at. the same time he was disappointed by the one he thought was the best. That was Devil Diver, who was the .solid choice among (he trainers The Diver was sixth at the end. you remember, and his mate. Shut: Out. won. "When I saw Devi] Diver work at Kecnelfmd he turned in the most remarkable show I have soon so in the. spring-— with one ANN ARBOR.— When Michigan's 1940 football team traveled by air to California for the first, game of [hat season, two of the team members who suffered most from air sickness were Ed Frutiy. end. and Bob Westfall, fullback !" Both are now members of the U. S. Army Air Corps. ability naturally. His father was an such work. Had Devil Diver run back to it. he would have led the outstanding player and the two Dcrbv from wi^ to wire 'i don't of them paired up to win the • think he ran his real race and he w *« f "•"*'•'"""•-'and Sons' doubles ~ ! " '- - •• Cardinals Have Too Much Pep—Wilson By NEA Service CHICAGO—Jimmy Wilson doubts that the St.. Louis Cardinals will bo in the 1942 worid .scries. Reason: Too much energy. •'They'll bust their nocks by October." says the manager o~f the Chicago Cubs. "Nobody can kecj charging around a park the waj they do and stay in one piece. "They knock you out of the 'way. just for fun." NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia at Chicago. Bcston at Pittsburgh. New York at Cincinnati. Brooklyn at St. Louis. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago -at New York. Cleveland at Boston. Detroit at Philadelphia. St. Louis at Washington. The Naked Truth-Gelfand Wins Sans The Cookie Duster By NEA Service NEW YORK. —Phil Gelfand. City College pitcher, lost his first three starts this season. His teammates insisted that lie remove his mustache before he hurled any more games. His first start with a naked upper lip was a 10-3 win over Queens College, in which he allowed but five hits, two in the first eight innings. Western championship in 1933. Just to make What about Alsab nnd^Rcque.sted TITJSSO'S SHOULDER LAME NEW YORK—Southpaw Marius Russ of the Yankees ha.s been retarded by a lame .shoulder. New York—Bantamweightcham- it a closed corporation they repeat- !tho two glamor nags in the D-rbv? ed in 1934, 1935. 1937. 1938, and | "AMb from now on will be "a 1941. Pere Grocnberg and son |miqhty dangerous horse." Ben said aren't the only members of the "He ran what looked like his best family who excel in tenns. A sistec race as a three year old and it Beverly, won the Chicago -Publics i indicated that he may bp running Parks championship for girls under 'fight back to his. old form. He was 18 in 1940. and another sister 4 ! in ^ h'ttle trouble, Alsab was. but Rickey Diets To Pass Army Physical Exam ST. LOUIS—Branch Rickey is dieting, for the first tim? in his life in order to re-enter the Army. "I can pass the physical as I am, except that I'm overweight." says WERRER HELPS GIANTS YANKEE PINCH-HITTERS NEW YORK—New York Yankees ised 14 pinch-hitters in 13 games, ix of them for First Baseman Ed jevy, and only four cam6 through. ALSAB CAN RELAX Baltimore.—Alsab is one of the 'ew thoroughbreds which will lie lown in a car when being shipped. When Bee Brand Insect Powder hits ants they die. Try this killer today. Kills roaches, flies, mosquitoes, bed bugs, moths, too. NEW YORK—Bill Werber's steady piny at third base is helping the New York Giants. FOR SALE COTTON Certified Coker 100 Strain 3. Sioncviilc 2-B. •Several Tons—Wilds Long Staple R, D. HUGHES Phone 3141 Blytheville Vivien. Ls the present Public Parks S 1 ™ was pretty game horse there at ! Rickey. "I want to gst"down ' ° champion for girls under 12. New NO CHICKEN FEED York.—P. G. A. refuses to WASH TUBES QH.VC6; YOU PLEASE TEM MOST LOVELY FILIPINO TO WAIT TABLE IN ARN\y CANTON WHERfe SOLDIERS 60 FOR PLEASURE bion Lou Salicn has offered to de- ! sanction chanty matches unless a fend his title for S10.0GO, but there j minimum of $1000 Ls donated to are no takers. worthy causes. the end. 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