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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 9, 1942
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FACE SIX •'— BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1942 Stars In Tag Attraction Of Wrestling Card Local wrestling fans will have the opportunity to see one of the best Wrestling matches ever to be staged in a local ring when Buddy Knox, former college champ and one of ttrf toughest, roughest men in the circuit, will pair with Pete Sherman, a newcomer, against the famous Welch brothers, Joe and Roy, in the tag match which will head Promoter Mike Meroney's mat card at the Legion Arena Monday night. ,<Knox, master of the efficient back breaker,'was outlawed by Promoter Meroney for some time for his unorthodox wrestling tactics. The former college clincher proved to be too rough for every grappler matched against him in his previous battles here, losing only by disqualifications.... Promoter Meroney, - • " " "loy.ts to find some- ng Knox back, qu-Ering combi- brothers to Pete Sherman, his capable cohort. - Sherman is unknown here but has the name of being a real topnotch performer. With the Welch ?' brothers in the ring against him j place for anyone but a * top flighter .which Sherman cer- •j tamly has the name of being. ^ The qualities of Roy and Joe A speak for themselves. This' famous pair have put .fear in the hearts of "many a good grappler. The brothers have appeared here numerous times and are very popular with 'the local fans, who respect Usabilities of the boys just as much as do their foes. With Buddy Knox, who will be exerting his infamous tactics, and his" able assistant, Pete Sherman, zl ft the same ring with Joe and anything could happen Dodger First Sacker Gets His Seventh Home Run 1115 iJCVCHUl 11UU1C lxu * Byrd Rising, and Jenkins At The Crossroads- Monday Night's Fight Means Much To Both Men No Chopping Block By LANE SCOTT As ringtime draws nearer and nearer for the Byrd-Jcnkins fight at Hot Springs May 11, thc conviction grows that this scrap will the fuiure for both men. Jenkins, ex-champ and once a veritable wildcat in the ring, is on the comeback trail utter spending a good while in the "has been" category. Ring experts, until recently, had the Sweetwater Swatter ticketed for boxer's boneyard, but the past few months have brought an about-face in the dope- sters' estimation of the garrulous is older and his years in the ring are limited. If he flunks this test, he's as washed out as a new shirt just home from the laundry. So far as a physical comparison Ls concerned, Byrd again seems to a slight edge. In addition to the difference in the ages of the two men, Lew has a flock of late and high living in the night Of Season Yesterday NEW YORK, May 9. (UP)—The Brooklyn Dodgers still lead the National League today, but they aren't playing championship ball. But there's one Dodger who plays championshi., ball every day. win, lose or draw. He's First Baseman Dolf Camilli, the solid man of the Bums. He was the National League's and the Dodgers' most "Dairy Maid." Lew been promised a Boston date with current welterweight king, Red Cochrane, if he gets by Byrd without losing face. Byrd's Rig Chance Byrd, on the other hand, is a husky youngster who is just at the beginning of his career as a fighter. He's had the smell of resin in his nostrils almost constantly for 10 years, but this is his first shot at valuable .^yer"taTSSn and "» "PPf b ™<* et - He "*»• a pos- Irom early indications he may well! able advantage over his opponent . ~ . in iliof u'mln no'c »nriivallir Irovnr repeat this year. spots to his discredit. A few fighters in the history of the game have apparently been immune to the effects of the bright lights, but their number has been very few. Until Jenkins proves otherwise, the nod must go to Jackie where condition is concerned. The young Blytheville welter has not been given to breaking training rules and has been working for months to pare himself into shape. Also, Byrd will enter the ring with a few pounds weight advantage on his opponent. While the contrast will not ,be enough to tip the scales too far in favor of the local boy, those extra pounds could be the deciding factor if the scrap goes the distance. The Seconds May Count tliat> whije ne ' s na tui 'ah"y keyed The old saw that a manager can Dark-skTnned' Dolf won the I up over his first big time experience, i either make or break a champion This-match may bring into realization-the hopes of the local lookers ; on for a combination that can out-clutch the unpopular Knox. At r any rate the match should be a thrill packed fracas and .will probably develop into the usual free-for-all that is generall germinated by Buddy Knox. 1 Oklahoma Joe, the younger of the Welches, will attempt to tame Knox in one of the two one fall 30 .minute time limit preliminaries. This should be another chilling battle, with Buddy and Joe capable of dishing out the punishment in wholesale quantities. In the other opening ordeal Pete Sherman wil' try Tiis hand with the elder of thc Welch team. Demon Brooks jppeii Eyes Of BickerRowe By NEA Service £ CHICAGO.—In nine seasons witl ^Detroit -Tigers, Schoolboy Row could count on his fingers th umber..-of times he saw America* Dodgers' Navy Relief game from the Giants yesterday, and then saved it, too. He smacked his seventh homer of thc season in the seventh and that proved to be the deciding run. as the Dodgers won 7-6 but Camilli had to make a couple of fancy plays around first base to insure that* run would decide the first twilight game in najor league history before more han 30,000 fans at Ebbets Field. Fulls Down Wild Ones Camilli made a spectacular catch 3f Arky Vaughan's wild throw in he eighth when the Giants were Dressing hard to tie the score. Then he repeated in the same in- ling on a throw by Peewee Reese. On the whole the Dodgers laven't been impressive despite heir game and a half lead. Nine of their 16 victories have been rom the last-place Phils and their softest victims, the Braves. Whit Wyatt. who paced the Dodgers with 22 victories, was credited with his first victory yesterday, but he staggered around until he finally was taken out in the seventh. Wyatt's control isn't as sharp as last year and he hasn't shown the speed he demonstrated a year ago. Pittsburgh took the Cubs over the bumps, 6-4, Rip Sewell beating the Brums ror the second time this season. Vince DiMaggio hit a homer and .single and Bob Elliott a double 'and two singles in the Pirates' 11-hit attack on Moo- iy, Schmitz and Pressnell. Lon Warnckc Wins Lon Warrieke won his first game of thc season, pitching the Cardinals to a 5-2 triumph over thc Reds. Enos Slaughter and Ray Sanders hit homers for the Cards and Frank McCormick and Ray Lamanno hit round-trippers for the Reds. Elmer Riddle. • the National League's leading pitcher last season, lost his fourth game. Phil Murchildon pitched a five- hitter and the Athletics beat thc •Reel. Sox.. 2-1, preventing them managers .chased. In his|f rom entering a first place tin ."first four days with Brooklyn,} ^it-h the idle Yankees. Charlie Howe saw three pilots get the heavo—Frank Frisch, Billy South-j tive victories over the A's was worth and Leo Durocher. Rowe' halted by Marchildon's superb he won't be under the strain of the mental hazards which prey on an athlete who is climbing the ladder after a long visit downstairs. Byrd could lose this fight and still possibly forge another may take on added .meaning in this scrap. Joe Craig, a veteran cf many years experience with the ring, will be in Byrd's corner. No small-time manegcr, Joe has coached some of the best of them and shot for himself. Jenkins, however, 1 is known as a wily pilot by the boxing fraternity all over the coun- ry. On the other hand, Jenkins, who used to be bossed by Hymie Japlan—now serving a term in the Federal prison—will have to rely largely upon his own grey cells. So far as is known, Lew has been able to find no one to take Hymie's place as a master-mind. No Einstein by a long shot, the "Dairy Maid" may not be able to Ttnatch the planning and sagacity of old "Marse" Craig. On paper, the single advantage that Jenkins apparently enjoys over his young rival is that of long years experience in mixing it up with the boys on the top shelf. By no means a negligible factor, this could be the road to victory for the Texan. Both boys seem to be evenly matched when it comes to punching ability, but the school of hard knocks has taught Jenkins the value of making each punch count. And, In the course of his years in the ring, the latter has undoubtedly picked up a load of ring craft which is still unknown to Byrd. He may be 'able to employ his superior knowledge of the fine points of the game in such fashion .as to completely befuddle the Blytheville boy. In fact, it would seem that, contrary to the opinion of a majority of the experts, Jenkins' best chance is to out-maneuver and out-think his young opponent in a bid for victory via the decision route. Today's Sports Parade BY JACK GUENTIIEK NBA Staff Correspondent COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 9. (UP)—Spring football practice opened at Maryland University yesterday, on a scale and for a purpose without precedent in the game's history. On a vast sweep of grassy lowland, ' surrounded by a. necklace of the free state's rolling hills, Clark Shaughnessy and some 150 boys dedicated the T formation to the task of winning the war. No bugles blew. No flags flew. No pretty girls cneered. To the handful of curious spectators this first of a series of routine drills looked much like those being held the nation themselves over. Even the in most cases boys were nine consecu- Jbok'ed on with astonishment as Al Ijopez, Jake Flowers, Freddie Fitz- '^immons, Whitlow Wyatt, Dolph r Camilli and diet Kehn were ban- pitching. It was Wagner's first loss of the season. -tehed. •game He never was put out of a or fined, wonders if 'he'll •keep",his record intact as a Dodg- -er. • BAKER DENIES ESPIONAGE : , i; .Philadelphia.—Del Baker. Detroit manager, denies he ever stole a ..sign while coaching at third base. ) >,•; : GIANTS LACK RESERVES ,"" Cincinnati. — Lack of reserve .'strength is one of the worst fail- t .'ings of the New York Giants. Yesterday's hero—Dolf Camilli, Dodger first baseman whose seventh homer and brilliant fielding featured Brooklyn's 7-6 victory over the Giants in the Navy Relief game which drew a paid attendance of 42,822, a new Ebbets Field record. SCHACHT LIKfcS KIZZUTO not aware of exactly what was taking place. All they knew was that there were more of them on the field' than ever before. 150 Reported Quite a few more. Last season 25 youths reported for football practice at Maryland. Today there were 150. In a few months there will be 500. For sport for sport's sake no longer exists here 1 in Maryland. Starting today footbal no longer will be played for recreation. Starting today football becomes a system under which boy will be toughened for battle. You know what battle. Tfhe one and only battle. The battle in which only those who are fit can survive. It is the task of making these Maryland boys fit so they can survive that brought Shaughnessy here from Stanford several months ago. No matter what you heard, thai is the reason the west coast wizard came east. He felt it was his duty. Let Others Talk "I haven't talked much about my switch from Stanford," Shaughnessy told me in his new office after we had watched his first practice. "I've just sat by and let other people do the talking. If you know, I left Stanford because there was nothing there for me to do except coach a football team, and in when he boosted Stanford from, the Pacific Coast Conference cellar to a national title, believes football is essentially a form of war. It involves body contact, speed, precision, strategy and a set of tactics. It involves being knocked down and knocking the other guy down. Preparation For Army "But football limited to 50 players loses its value," he said. ''It s a sport in which every boy can be taught to block, tackle, fall, ump and work in unison with other boys. To me, it is the best group preparation for military service ihat can be found. The Navy already has realized that. Look at the program the Navy has scheduled. "We are going to try to matcn the Navy program to the utmost of our ability. We will have 100 varsity candidates, another 1000 freshmen and 300 more boys who will play on various R. O. T. C. company teams. Maybe I'm. prej-, udiced, but I think the T formation is the perfect tool for our purpose because it places no premium on size. It . gives the little ,The Baseball Standings LANE scorrs So the Preakness will be run I today with some 14 nags kicking up the dust. Not an awful lot of attention has been paid to this classic, apparently. Seems the race is sort of an anti-climax after the more spectacular Derby. As far as that goes, it looks downright idiotic to run the two races within the same week. Fans need more time to regain their enthusiasm and forget their aching pocketbooks. Most of the milk horses seen in Kentucky last weck'll be present for this one too. No wonder horse is expected to burst forth in a cloud of glory. In fact, the crop of horse flesh produced nowadays isn't much. If race horses are any example of the trend of things among modern-day horses, it's no wonder the army fell in love with the tanks. Of the Held, I'll string along with Alsab again for first place. Devil Diver looks good in the second position and Requested should get back in form long enough to take the third spot. Still no word on the rumored softball game between Manila anc the local stars. Wish someone vould find out whether anything's Brewing or not and let yours truly •enow. The local citizenry is once again •eminded of Joe Dildy's invitation o a little exercise sometime next Monday night. Interested parties are urged to call Joe during the week-end and talk things over. Speaking of athletes, if you don't think Blytheville has some policemen capable of handling them-^ selves, drop by the station some" time and take a heft at the weights and bar bells the boys play around with. Fight fans are urged to keep their eyes on Elmer Buckner. Joe Craig's negro scrapper from Anno- rel who is fighting one of the prelims to the Byrd-Jenkins bout at Hot Springs May 11. Buckner knows almost nothing at all about the sport and shows a lot of talent. He's been working out with Jackie constantly for the past'few weeks and is taking to the game like nobody's business. Joe is liable to have another coiner in -this boy, if Buckner has sense enough tp stick with the canny manager. (Woodsman Bob Pastor doesn't spare himself. Atlanta .. ..' 21 .Nashville 16 Memphis 15 xChattanooga 15 xLittle xBinningham 13 New Orleans 13 Knoxville .. 9 x—Night game. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L Pet. Brooklyn 16 7 Pittsburgh • 15 9 St. Louis 12 9 Boston .. 12 11 New .York 11 13 Cincinnati .. 9 12...429 Chicago 9 13 .409 Philadelphia 6 16 .273 .693 .625 .571 .522 .458 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. fellow a chance." The program will be through the summer, if necessary, ( and right into autumn. Shaughnessy j P, retr , mt . NEW YORK—Al Schacht calls Phil Rizzuto, Yankee shortstop, the best banter he's seen in 30 years of baseball. has the final decision on program. He is not, just a coach; he is director of athletics and head of the physical education department as well. And—this is a secret—to take these responsibilities he also took a financial loss. New York 15 7 carried Cleveland :.......-.-... 14 7 Boston 14 8 10 12 14 16 18 r this j Washington 11 St. Louis 10 Philadelphia 9 Chicago 4 Auker's Defense Work Aids Browns these times I is much of a don't job. think that "Here I have a job that is a real job. I have the responsibility of teaching as many of the 2,500 the Her Majesty and Catch Yankee annoyer. Pat Glavin, pretty smelt queen of Escanaba, Mich., dips finny slivers out of Bark River during famous festival. Lowly smelt may soon take front rank as substitute for salmon and sardines. Jenkins Will Meet Zivich On May 25 boys as I can lure out on I football field the ways and means by which they can make themselves better soldiers and better men. People have said I came here to make Maryland 'Big Time' in football. Well, that is true—but it is only part of the truth. Will Be In Conference i HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. May 9.— "Maryland will be represented by j Lew Jenkins, former lightweight football team in the Southern j champion of the world, said here onfcrence just as it always has! Friday that arrangements have been represented. But whether that j been completed for him to meet team wins every game or doesn't i Fritzie Zivic, former welterweight win any game will be strictly in- i champion, in Cleveland May 25. NEW YORK—Elden Auker has been talking of quitting baseball for the defense industry in which he is employed during the off- season. But if the submarine hurler keeps pitching as well as he did in breaking the St. Louis Americans' nine-game losing streak in their opener at Yankee Stadium, the Browns will get on their knees trying to convince him to remain in baseball. While with Auker built .682 .667 .636 .600 .478 .417 .360 .182 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE New Orleans at Knoxville, postponed, weather. Night games: Memphis 3, Atlanta 1. Chattanooga at Little Rock. Birmingham at Nashville, two games. the Detroit club, a reputation as a NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 7. Now York 6. St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 2. Pittsburgh 6, Chicago 4. Only games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia 2. Boston 1. Only games scheduled. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta at Memphis, day. New Orleans at Knoxville. Chattanooga at Little Rock. Birmingham at Nashville. cidental. Championships and bowl lids don't mean a thing today. We Jenkins, here for a bout Monday night with Jack Byrd of Blytheville. said that he will meet Wel- NATIONAL LEAGUE New York: at Brooklyn. St. Louis at Cincinnati. Pittsburgh at Chicago. Philadelphia at Boston. are aiming at a much bigger goal. . . •,.,>, • « ^ /- i We arc eoine 'Bic Time ? — but for ! tcrwclght Champion Red Cochrane we arc going wig ume oiu, lor . Boston aftcr thc Z ivic fight and a more important reason that bowl | indicatcd lnat his days of fl gnting in _, . .. , _,. . ,... the lightweight The reason is that Shaughnessy, i nQ cc n ri " , {JrtoolAl. ' hn climbed to fame overnight ranks have WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, May 11, 8:30 p.m. Lowest Admission of any \Vrcstlinjj Arena in America. TAG MATCH AMERICAN* LEAGUE Washington at New York. Boston at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Detroit. Chicago at St. Louis. Too Late to Classify Dodge FOR SALE coupe. S50, good tires. sewing machines, like new. johme Goforth. Half Moon Store, phone 763. 9-pk-D Win Double-Header From Barons And Move Within 4j Games Of Top By United Press The Nashville Vols today took an undisputed hold on second place in ]^ 0 ig ! the Southern Association standings, | only four and a half games behind the league-leading Atlanta Crackers and the closest any team has been to the Georgians in weeks. The Vols, who recently have moved back and forth between the first and second division so much it has been hard to keep up with them, tightened their grip on the second slob by taking a doubleheader last night from Birmingham, 5 to 4 and 9 to 3. In the opsner. the Vols, with Vito Tamulis on the mound, coasted into the ninth frame leading 5 to 1. The Barons then proceeded to hop on Tamulis for three runs and Manager Larry Gilbert sent in the veteran George Jeffcoat to halt the uprising. The Vols' Burt Pulford scattered seven Birmingham hits in the nightcap for his fourth victory of the season against three losses. The final score was Nashville 9, Birmingham 3. Scott and Workman homered for ' the Vols in the opener and Gus Dugas did the same in the nigth- cap. It was Dugas' eighth four- bagger of the season and increased his lead in that department in thc league. While the Vols were running over the hapless Barons, Atlanta's leading Crackers, their big bats spiked by the effective hurling of Frank Vcverka, were losing a close one to Memphis. Veverka, former Atlanta hurler, held his erstwhile teammates to five safeties while the Chicks collected seven off Big Jim Mertz The score was 3 to 1. In the only other game played yesterday, the Chattanooga Lookouts, who have hit the skids 'recently, dropped a 4 to 3 decisior to Little Rock. The Travelers, trailing by one run going into thc eighth, turned on thc power to score two markers and take a lead that the kid Lookouts couldn' touch. McCullough started for the Look outs and pitched.a good game unti he weakened in the eighth. Vine Ventura came in to relieve him bu 5 couldn't stem the tide. Jim Calla BY HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor NEW YORK.—Herb Graffis tells about the golfer who deliberately threw away the last two holes of a match at $5000 per hole. Phil Cannon, manager of a Tulsa club, and a friend, who is also called a golfer because he hits a ball with clubs he takes out of a bag, renewed their links feud in a friendly tournament bringing club managers and hotel men together at a southern resort. Their customary bet was a quar- a hole. The amount was understood, but to make conversation, Cannon's opponent asked: "What'll we play for?" "Will five grand- a hole suit you?" Phil suggested. "It's a go," replied the opponent. The other two of the foursome knew it was a ga£, but the caddies didn't. On the 17th tee, one of the foursome took Cannon aside and whispered: "Phil, you're in a fix. The caddies believe that $5000 a ton. "The boy. bailed out. Briers ran all over the clubhouse lawn, up the clubhouse stairs, through the front door into the big room, scattering men and women. Chairs were knocked in all mirrors were knocked directions, down and broken. It took 15 minutes to get Briers out of the place. Dozens hurdled the bar, hid beneath it, including the gentleman who favored half-mile tracks. "He got racing in his lap, all right." A fan bumped into Ted Lyons and Joe Kuhen- in a hotel lobby. "You boys are with the White Sox, aren't you?" he inquired. "That's right," smiled Pitcher Lyons, "but please don't tell any- body'about it." on the level. You're two holes up on him. That's 110 grand. I "The caddies are talking among themselves, wondering whether you'll tip $10. $50 or $100 if you VANCOUVER, Wash. (UP)—Vancouver golfers have made their "contribution" to national defense —in the form of their 130-acre, 18- hole golf course, which will be the site for houses to accommodate of. "Ah, I'll just tell them it's a joke," said Cannon. "You won't tell these boys it's a joke," warned Phil's playmate. "They're tough mountaineer stock, have bad dispositions when they're trifled with." Cannon had a frightful time losing the next two holes with 9's. The caddie gave a perfect impersonation of a youngster bleeding internally as he was tipped a half dollar. Cannon putting on a remarkable act of being mad at the world. "Mister, you sure enough went to ieces on them last two holes," remarked the caddie, mournfully. "What do you mean, went to rieces?" snarled Phil Cannon. "I lever used better judgment in my ife." Clarence Buxton recalls the man n the clubhouse bar at Emeryville. alif.. years ago arguing that what he people wanted was half-mile racks, with the racing right in heir laps. "Just then my horse. Briers, umped th fence.'' recounts Bux- FOR RENT Bedroom, modern conveniences. Men preferred. 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