The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 9, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 9, 1944
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), fiOUKIEB NEWS ^•M • JM « " ~ ~~~ ~~~ — , Cards Lead After Winning Yesterday, ^^ \ m& 4 i--i.--u_i_i -,„—-_^_-_ ' • ~ ^^^"™ " 4 •— — , ^^f ^f Cooper Victor ~ — Over Gatehouse Card Ace Strikes Out Desperate Brownies With Men On Base ST. LOUIS, Oct. 9 (UP)— The St Louis Cardinals moved ahead for the .first time In'the 1914 series yesterday by winning (lie fifth game 2 to 0 behind (lie effective pitching of Mart Cooper. Tlifs gave the Cards a 3 to 2 lead as they headed into the sixth • game today, and the Rcdbirds were heavily favored io win and clinch their second world's championship in three years. Manager Billy Soulhworth of the Cards planned to use either Lefty Max Lanier, .who, started the second game, or righthander Blix Donnelly, who won,it- with a memory-stirring job of relief pitching. Yesterday's game gave Coojier revenge over Denny Galeliousc of the Broiviis who gent Mori ill the opening game, and cooper's triumph was a fitting one, for Gatehouse won the first game when Mori threw a home run ball to George McQuInn with one man on base and lost 2 to 1. Yesterday Galehouse lost, 2 to 0 when Hay Sanders homered in the sixth and Danny Utwhiler hopped on another gopher ball in the eight. Tlie Brownies out-lift the Cardinals, eight safeties to seven. But Sanders and Litwhiler of the Cards collected the only Mows that showed up In the scoring column. Cooper had two glorious Innings as he broke the spell that American League teams have cast over htm for three years. In tlie sixth, with the bases full of Browns and only one out, big Mort curved third strikes past the next two batters. And with the desperate Brownies bringing up three pinch hitlers in the last half of the ninth, Cooper rammed his hig, hard fast ball down tile alley (o strike out the side. Manager Luke Scwcll of the Browns planned to use Nelson Potter, his ace righthander who start- rl the second game, in an effort to square the series at three games apiece. , DOPE BUCKET jr. p. FEUNO Postwar 'nferco//egiate Athletic Program Sought LITTLE ROCK, Oct. G. (UP) — Ivan H. Grove of Hendrlx College, who attended the AAU meeting in Little Rock yesterday, said presidents and athletic directors of Arkansas colleges .have been invited to meet in Little Rock Nov. 15 to map a postwar intercollegiate nth- 1 letic program. i The Arkansas colleges, with two exceptions, have all been idle in competitive sports since the college heads voted to suspend in 1912. The two exceptions are Oitachita and Arkansas A. and M. at Montlcello Grove said that the state's leading athletic directors hope to bring all the higher schools in the state .into the conference. Invitations have been sent to Henderson State Teachers, Ouachita, 'Arkansas State Teachers, Arkansas Tech, College of the Oanrks Arkansas College, Arkansas State College, Harding College, Mngitoiia A. ana M., Arkansas A. and M. and Hendrix. BHKAKS Sl'HDCS JINX SPOK'ISMANS PARK, St. Louis, Mo., Sunday Afternoon, Oct. 8 — Big Mort Cooper docs not believe In superstitions, jinxes, of an v of (hose hoodoo signs that he is supposed to be under in world scries and all-star baseball play. lie says Us n lot of bunk and even defies such nonsense by wearing a big "13", on his jersey, nnd keeping his Car.diiml playing livery in the locker bearing the same traditional unlucky sign. He had n remedy for 11 this afternoon, nnd a mighty effective one. To be cxiicl, he had two, n blazing fast ball, and a dazzling curve bull. And as a result he hurled the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 victory over their intra-city diamond rivals, (lie American League Champion St. Louis Browns, to put :hem out in front, three gnmcs to two, In this brilliant October blue ribbon classic. Cooper was right. Make no mis- lake nbout it. He had everything, >lus. He had as much stuff as In the series opener when lie granted only two hits to lose, 2-1, whereas today he was tagged for seven saf- .ellcs. The difference was that he cut corner, pitched to spots and weaknesses' and prevented the potent Brownie hi Her.? from getting contact with the meat pnrl of the bat. Supporting that masterful performance, Ray Sanders and Danny Lltwhilcr blasted homers for the Pitching confidence that fairly oozed Irom hts 225-noimtl frame, Cooper inartc good his promise after the first day. "Just wait until 1 race 'cm the nest time", lie predicted. And llie Scwellrnen felt wrath of Hint statement,. C 0111,1) thvlllc Glanl, got his first playing chance in Oils his first world scries when he relieved Jiayworth. Myron was hit In the groin by n foul Up. Frank did n swell job. He connected once in two tries, and smothered n high, difficult pop fly • . . Among (lie 3U.608 fans who utilized every available seating space and standing room were Carl Hubbell, the former Nciv York screwball king now farm manager for Die Glanls, nnc! George Slsler, one-time Brownie great and rated ny many as the smoothest fielding first baseman ever to wcnr n jjlove. Sisler wns with his son . . Grantland Rice, the noted sports writer and radio commentator, pooh- poohed tlie pre-gamc statement of Me! Oil, New York Giant baseball manager, that the Tulaue Greenics would spring a neat Bur- prise on Notre Dame . . . "The only surprise I can Imagine is a low score, for (hose Irish haven't again" Tigers Increase Conference Lead Little Rock Fullback State's Best Scorer; 80 Points in 3 Tilts LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 0 <UP) — Tie Little Hock High School Tilt- ni'o ollM i._i.i _ ,j . .V ---_ -. uun nif, ii ijv,injyj J. IK" ers still hold a firm grip on the (op position, In the Arkansas High School football conference, followed closely by their (icioss-the-riv- ' - ' rivals, the 'North Little Lawson and Williams To Meet Roberts, Kneilsen In Tag Bout "Hi* Tin: c/viw ALL-STAR TAG MATCH "liuck" Law-son (215) an ,i Hill" Williams (210) versus > "Kcrt" Uoberts (215) and "Stocky" Kneilsen SO-Mmule Time I.iinfl, 2 (,esl Liils of 3. Preliminaries I/.'iu.son versus Roberts Williams versus Kneilsen. 20-Mimiii- Time Limils, falls. single Wildcats. The Tigers strengthened their nd by downing the Blylhevillc Fim v 40 ;° I " rWay nlgllt a " ri NOJ-I1 Lltlle Hock moved into second place by beating Camdcn 20-12. So far the Tigers have been undefeated untied and unscorcd on in three conference starts. The Wildcat, have won .two, tied nml lost none In third spot is the El Dorado eleven with two wins and a tic, followed by Pine Bluff witli one wii and one lie. Hoi Springs a n( l Hope arc tied for the number five spot not Springs Inis won one, tied one and lost one, while Hope has woi none, lost none and tied one Fort Smith Is In sixth position with a --!,,- . Rock | The bl« boys with lots of brawn and power, totaling more than , e agan ,.«.,...„.. wlul a he .told me (Notre Dame won 20- r ocor(1 of »o wins, one tic and out Ql . . nf HVO Vr»I-H.I 11,,,i /-*«^,—* i JOSS. George I 01 tue umpires select- ' ~— "*i"w«i. n \\m us i series, was an out-1 conrc '' cncc l' ln >' goes lire n iier with the New York I Fo ™. vce . Elytlicville, can Tal years ago? Jonesboro, Malvern and Rtisse -". • • • ^""** know that ucuigc i 0 , t11 ,,, Pipgras, one of the umpires select- ' fatj " B '"'>out ed for the set' ,^nro, n ««.. .,,_.. standing pitcher ^ ,„ Yankees several years ago? When Stephens rammed a liner between short and second In tile first inning n freckled faced soda butch stopped, set his pop bucket down nnd ejaculated, "Well, \volyn know, they finally got one past Marion . . . Which was almost the truth Few have escaped his sure hands • . . Promoter 'Mike Meroney had some likely prospects here 'today You should have seen the scrambles for balls fouled, or hit Into the stands. Lotla people anrt clothes were messed. A sailor turned in one of the best catches, and one-handed, too. . . . The boys in the up- •nm™ nTi'.i'i" ^ "" 1 1)er llrtiss box sol n souvenir ball ™n Mh ,' g ?'°"'" s co " lcl " avc B ' llcn OI1C snlM '-'Bin Ihrough won with just a leetle clutch hit- No. darn it, I wasn't even close by. , j, ILJl , lk it i. LIC VIVI Lt; || Ull,ting, which, of course, traces back to Cooper. Actually they had five chances to score, the first when Ihey htul runners on first nnd second; the third when Mike Krec- vlcu tloiiblcd -.vitli two nivny; the fifth as Myron Hayivorth singled and went to second when Stan Miisinl let the ball get through him for the Red Birds' only error of the series; when they filled the bases with one nwny in the sixth and on Stephens' eighth-Inning double with only one out. But each time they failed to reach Mort for anything resembling' n base hit Twice they flzaled via strikeouts. Al Zariln, the former Bntesvillc Brownie, could hnvc endeared himself with Broiviile fans. The floor opened on (wo occasions to be the man of the hour—but he slammed it shut-empty. With mates- dunging the bases and trailing by one run, in • the sixth, Znrllla was fooled on a third strike with count 3-2 A moment later Mark Chrtstman did the same thing. Again two frames later he came up with Stephens on second but the best he could do was lift a harmless fly to Johnny Hopp in centcrlield. Likewise (lie Cardinals taoled four extra-super run-mnklng opportunities, each time on failure to connect for the third time against Dennis Gnlehouse. But two drives the first by Sanders that sailed high over the right field pavilion with a 3-2 count, and Lltuliller'E into deep centerfield stands that traveled more than 400 fqet, were more than enough. OX SECOND THOUGHT Mancuso, the former Bly- far as Bcnton n d e n -' — <•••« juve. Leading conference scorer is bi" John Hoffman, hefty Little Rock ruiluack, who lias ran up 80 points in three games..Hoffman has scored ]! touchdowns and 14 extra points. In second spot is John Hcs- (ir, the Tiger back, with 30 points Spear Tltsworth of Ej Dorado is third with 24 points. Trophy Will Go To Holderfield Selected Outstanding Athlete Of The Year By Arkansas A.A.U. LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 9. (TJP)_, The outstanding nthletc of the year as selected by the Arkansas Association of the AAU is Aubrey "Buddy" Hoiderfleld, tiie schoolboy-farmer from Scott who is n nntlonally- rccognized amateur boxer at 18 and who will receive the Neil Martin Memorial Trophy. v Holdcrficld was selected for his five 3'ears of campaigning in the state and nation in four different weights, his climb culminating In the National Golden Gloves IW wcight championship last Spring. Buddy has been active in AAU boxing since 1036, when lie won a title as a 60-pounder. In 1041 he helc the bantamweight title of Arkansas. In 1942 he returned to capture the slate AAU and Golden Gloves leathern-eight crowns. He went to the finals at Boston that yen;- and lost to James Morlowe of Albany N. y. 1943 found him again with llie state lightweight honors. But Hold- crfield hit his stride this year, and won the coveted title of National MX? r/0/rtt CAM Siluoh'on critical! Government surveys indicate that ROO.OOO cars will wear out this winter. Protect your car against cold weather. Save wear on motor chassis, battery, tires, gears and other vital parts by Sinclair- «ing forwimcr now. Thiskind of servicing is recommended by the manufacturer of your car. See your nearby Sinclair H-C Gasoline Dealer today. »UY WAR BONDS' Sinclair's Post-War Program: Better Products, Better Service Leroy Dugan, Former Boxer, Now In France Leroy Dugan, former Blytheville bantamweight who had more than 400 fights in hi.s eventful rin? career, is back in there throwing' 'cm This time, however, the little "Irish Terrier" who once held the bantamweight championship of the South, is throwing something more deadly than leather. He is "Somewhere HI France" with the American Ar- half ton in weight, will vie for frig match honors tonight at the Ameri^ can Legion arena as a presentation of Promoter Mike Meronev's weekly ring presentation. Zero hour is 8:30. The cast of characters for this mat Jam session, which likely will be generously spiked with comedy, humor, tragedy and some down-to- earth wrestling, include: "nit; Bill" Williams, a 210-uoumlcr, and Jjnek Mtt'son, a lopal favorite, on one side; "Rough Red" Roberts, No. 1 villain and "Stocky" Kneilsen, the slut-Kim; ex-sailor, In the opposite corner. The card cnllB for a three-fall lag mutch, not to exceed an hour mid a half in length, in the main event. For Die preliminaries, which often serve as appetisers. Roberts will lock horns with Lawson, while Williams and Kneilswi test each other in the other. A 30-mimite time limit is placed on each, .single falls determining the winner. Williams In Deliul For Williams it will mark his first appearance in a Blytheville ring. A MS, lough, bn;:-:::s type of wrestler, Williams knows his way nroiiml in the ring mid is said to be a very difficult man to handle. "Dig Bill", who pucks 210} pounds on his massive, stocky frame, has been called In for this match for a'very special purpose, according to liic Legion promoter himself. Enraged over the actions of Kneil- sen and Roterts last Monday night against two smaller, lighter foes, Ucorge Bennett and Joe Estes, Me- •oney has given them plenty oi bi{! competition this week in an eilori 'lo teach them a deserved lessdn." Kneilsen nnd Roberts, despite a veight advantage of at least 21) )ounds apiece, took to their lists and hammered out a comparatively quick victory in the lag match, af- er annexing both preliminaries for i clean sweep. Mike was so mad hat he decided to do soHielliini; In a letter to the Courier News today he said he had been in Frmicc for four months. "I just got to thinking about my old friends in Blytheville and decided to write " Leroy explained. ": have seen lots here, but I can't tell «bottl It now." For the past 15 years Dugan has made his home in Washington at 317, Ith St. N. E. It was in the capital city that he reported to the Army, and de-spite his 37 years and ninny campaigns he was in top physical shape, weighing only four pounds over his fighting weight. , °'<! "me ring fans throughout the MWSoiUh remember Dugnn as one of the cleverest little boxers of hts day. He was one of the first boys developed by Joe Craig, veteran manager and trainer, and during most of his career Dugan was the fl nr ? Cralg ' s "stable". He fought the .best of them from coast to coast, but he always rose to the peak of his colorful showmanship fans" 1>elrfonnin S bcforc home town Craig brought many of the coun- Irjs finest bantams and featherweights to Blytheville to face Dii- S!," 1 . ant ' , solne of his battles were classic. Those most fans remember Golden Gloves lightweight champion by defeating M nx Grothe, the ^, njla " n ° clli " n ". i" Madison Square Garden. His only 1944 appearance in I,it[!« Rock was in „ bcncnt hoM m bfi _ n»,i ? £, tVV ° lnjure(1 Roorback athletes, Deno Nichols and Ben Holderfield, who was inducted in he Army last week, will take his basic training at Camp Robinson about it. This card is (lie result. Hurl llli; Doasts When called to the carpet after the iimltli was over Roberts and Kneilsen vindicated their notions They claimed that Bennett stiirte-i the roiifh stuff with n siege of biting and they hud to protect themselves someway. Every time thr-y grubbed cither Bennett or Estes they came up with teelli prints. Finally it got so bad they decided to put an end to il, ami they di<|, and how! That lied and Stocky are yetting .some buys tlieir jvvu size this time apparently doesn't scare them in the least. In fact, they told Mike to (jet Anyone he wanted. capture In 1843 and his present do- tention inn New Jersey prisoner of "it's okay with us if you get Longson, or anyone else," they declared. "I think we can take care of ourselves, rind no one Is running." This adds up quite likely to one ' prospective fact: there is going to I be plenty of action In that ring lo- niylit and someone • might get hurt, i It may Referee Meroney, i who usually catches It when Rob- 1 eits is on the card. Another full house is expected to be on hand, as indicated by the advance ticket sales. ffc nine vi SORE THROAT du«ioacbtd...!cta)ittletimc-testcd VapoKub inelt» «• ^^ _^ ^_ in your mouth ^f | C t/f CS W VAPOR OB . . . woiks finel Citizen is I'.O.W. Hero NFAV KENSINGTON, Pa. (UP) — U. S. Army of/iclnls arc in the puzzling situation of holding ji former local resident, and United States citizen as a prisoner of war. Adrlano RlfZ THEATRE , Manila, Ark. ' ; Cerasoli, 23, was forced to serve with Hox Office Opens 1:15—Show Starts the Italian army, despite his Amer- ' '" t lean birth, at the outbreak of hos- I tnities. Subsequent events saw his' jrom where I sit... fy J oe Marsh •-""" — .. . i — ft's Still Town Meeting In a Big Way I got to pondering Die other day 7' Ami l.elicve me it's i« st as im about thu comintr olnnl.irm " ,>,,r- r..,. ...... , J" sl . ns "" about thu coining election. .. Not about who or what was going to win but whether the voters themselves would win. ' Lois of times flic folks don't seem to appreciate their privilege of expressing their' opinion eecrelly at the polls. When I wns a boy, town meet- poriant for you nnc! me to wist mir vole on election clay as it iras for Ilia old-timers lo go to '['own Meeting. And j,f|er nil, tlie secret ballot is Ilic. essence of democracy — the form of government that makes AmiTU'a gre;il. So don't let America down, No matter, whtit your politics are —no matter, how you vote— I'rom wherelsit, all town, city, state—yes, federal, elections are nothing buttheold-fashion town mealing on a largo sculo. *®S53KISSBBS3S!SS; Legion Hut, Monday, Oct. 9, 8:30 p. m. Lowest Admission of any \Vroslliiig Arena in America. AiliiUs, Me. Tax Bc-Total, -I5c. Reserved Seals, ]2c, Tax 3c'-To- l:il, 15c. Children's Scuts 12c, Tix 3c, Total, 15c. Heserral Scats On Sale at (he Legion Arena Every Monday from (j p. ni. on at T:3C. 8ATIIKDAYS & SUNDAYS Box Office Opens I Show Starts 1:15 Last Time Today "MARINE RAIDERS" with 1'ut O'Brien, Kolierl Ky;m and Kuth Hussey KKO Ncivs Lulu Comedy Tuesday & Weflnesday "SULTAN'S DAUGHTER" • wilb Ann Corio KKO News Bugs liunny Comedy Jest were his nip-and-tuck scraps vith Al Jerome, Mike Sansome, he Denver Kid and Dai'e Barr.v. ?fe irs't gained recognition' when he declslonod Pal Moore, the great lit- le Memphian who had outpointed ive world champions in non-title ights. Johnny Franks was anotlier of Dugan's favorite opponents and hese two save the fans more than one exciting evening. Dugan and Craig finally came to he parting of the ways, but botli remained the fight some years afterward. Dngan moved Sast, and although somewhat past Us prime, he continued as a ring ittraction until nine years ago when he hung up his gloves and called it i career. WILUAMS& LAWSON ROBERTS & KNEILSEN 30-min. Preliminaries RED ROBERTS .1 BE PREPARED torcliovocolds' ncliymuscles,Eoro Iliront w ', ( . £,t. Joseph Aspirin, world's largest Boiler nt 1(V. No aspirin can do inojo for you. Bi E 100 tablet sizo for only 33j!. \ Give YOUR COMMUNITY WARFUND Representinj the NATIONAL WAR FUND ^ARBIOPOWCO. | -Ite CHICK STEERING AND WHEEL ALIGNMENT SERVIC! BRAKIS, ClUTCH, TRANSMISSION, REAR AXLE Open 7:00 Show Starts 7:15 Monday Night ONE SHOW ONLY 'Destination Tokyo 1 with Gary Grant & John Garfirld rnrainounl News Selected Shorts Loy Elch Chevrolet Co. 3&1 W. Wahiut Phone 678 Blylheville, Ark, Tuesday & PAL NITE Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout' Jimmy Lyiloii & Olive Blakcncy . Selected Shorts I CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St Bat Btarts 12:45; Son. starts I:i5 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 8:45 Conllnnons shows Sat, ana Ron./<M Last Time Today "EAGLE SQUADRON" with . Kobert Stack & Jon HaU New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 P. M. : Matinees ;• Saturday & Sunday ]••. _ ... -« i 2' Best Washed Air Cooling System ii Last Time Today ft "MAN FROM FRISCO" with Michael O'Shea Fox News & Short Tuesday Only ! 'WEEKEND PASS" j I with ,, , 9 Martha O'UriscolI & Noah Beery Jr.' ' T Serial & Short ' f i r 1

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