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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 12, 1942
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TUESDAC, MAY 12, 1942 BLYTIIEVILLE; (ARK.) COU1UEK NEWS Famous Welch Duet Loses Rowdy Match To Hardboiled Foes The famous Welch brothers met their Waterloo in last night's tag match, which topped Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling card at the Legion Arena. The two talented | tusslers were stopped by the team \ of Buddy Knox and Pete Sherman,' who combined their knowledge and knuckles to subdue the battling brothers in the second and third falls of the thrill packed performance. Sherman, Irefty Ohio grappler, proved his wares when he came through with flying colors in his i local ring debut. Sherman was a perfect mate for Knox being of about the same caliber as his unruly helper. Knox and Sherman won their falls using the airplane spin as their best weapon, while the Welch boys used their famous body shuns, which have been the downfall o f many up-and-coming clinchers, as their hole card. The Sherman-Knox combine copped the second fall after 25 minutes of hammer and tongs tussling. Sherman eliminated Joe, the younger of the set, in 15 minutes and alternated with Knox to quelch the cider Welch in 10 more minutes with the airplane spin and double jack-knife. The Welch ringsters won their lone fall after 17 minutes of give and take grappling, Joe Welch tamed Sherman in 15 minutes with a Japanese Isg. lock, Joe and Roy then alternating to make a believer of Knox with their bone crushing body, slams which were followed up by Roy with a body spread. Knox and Sherman were only 10 minutes in grabbing the third and deciding fall. It looted as though the famous Welch boys had just about put the match on ice with their enraged outburst of blows in the final stanza of the boisterous battle, but Knox surprised the local lookers-on by abandoning his rough tactics long enough to conquer Joe Welch with an airplane spin and his old standby, the effective back breaker. The former college clutchcr then proceeded to clown Roy, again using the airplane spin for his winning hold. Roy Welch repelled Sherman in the first of the two one fall 30 minute time limit prelims, in 15 minutes with a double jack-knife. The younger Welch won over Knox in the same time by virtue of Buddy's disqualification for repeated fouling. Last night, for the second time in the past few weeks, someone threw a bottle across the wrestling ring. Promoter Meroney has again issued a warning against such pi-arctices- m' the future -and- prom- Nashville His Cue College Loses All Lacrosse Men But One To Eorees FACE rmi Stolz Has Backing Against Angott NEW YORK, (NEA)—Devotees of that old Indian game, lacrosse, inherit a fighting spirit. City College of New York has lost nil but one member of last season's squad to the armed forces. Recent additions to the Army are Lieuts. Harrj* Saxe and Mitch Hazam, who were elected co-captains of this year's team. Bill 'Fogehmm. 1941 captains, is at Quantico with the Marines. Dcfenseman Marty Multcr is in the Army Air Corps. Newark Flash •'mr r I • R "* Would ixcstor Real Class To Lightweights Irving Crane of Livonia, N. Y., aims to defeat titleholdcr, Envin Rudolph, in world championship pocket billiard challenge match in Rochester, May 7-9. Match will be played in six blocks of 150 points Byrd Fight To Be Held Tomorrow iHOT SPRINGS. May 12.—The fight scheduled for last night between Lew Jenkins, former lightweight champion, and Jackie Byrd of Blytheville was postponed because of threatening- weather. After a conference ol Dr. R. c. Ackennan, fight promoter, the fighters and their managers, Dr. Ackerman announced the fight would be held Wednesday night. Both Jenkins ad Byrd had weighed in before the announcement. Byrd went to his training- quarters for a light workout. Jenkins said, this was the first time in his ring career that weather had caused postponement of a fight in which he was scheduled. SCOREBOARD Ey HARRY GRAYSON NBA Service Sports Editor SHOOT THE WORKS HY IIAllllY GAIIYSOX NKA Service Sports Editor NEW YORK.—They say Samuel Engotti isn't a good fighter, but he has kept on licking what Jightweights are around—dew Jenkins. Bob Montgomery twice, Davey Day, Dave Castilloux, Aldo paldl, Boom Boom" Mancini...a long line. Engotti—Sammy Angott in the l-ing— established a clear claim to the 135-pounds championship by pasting a fading Cowpuncher Jenkins and then established himself as something of a New York attraction by .smothering Philadelphia's highly touted Montgomery. Now he places the title on the line in a 15-round shindy at Madison Square Garden, May IS, against a boy who ea sily could become one of the more magnetic cards in the history of the division—Albert Stolz. Newark artist. STOLZ CLASSIEST SINCE CANZONEIU Allie Stolz would be the first real classy lightweight leader since Tony Canwmeri. Cowboy Jenkins was a child of ring fortune who didn't belong. Lou Ambers couldn't dent Judge Landis* old felt hat. Henry Armstrong was a mauler. Stolz has it nil with the ]K>s- sible exception of stamina. Handsome and highly intelligent, he gives Manhattan's tremendous cloak and suit industry someone to shout about for " the first time since Benny Leonard took his place among the immortals. Sid Terris didn't go fro- enough. Ruby Goldstein didn't like it. Al Singer couldn't take it. But the cloak and suiters who made Bcnnah Leonard such a turnstile clicker have reason to suspect Stolz Is the real thing. NEW vnRir i n , * |Thafc is thc Principal reason why NEW YORK.-At the outset. the scrop is eXDCCtcd to dl " tirri-i- , _ , , _.. . . " ""• "I' *° V,.\|.«.\*l,UU MJ UlilW William Malcolm Dickey at six feet something like 17.000 spectators two generally was considered too and SoO.OOO—from $1.15 to $7.75. tall for a catcher. I STOLZ SHOWS ERNE «The Baseball Standings SOUTHERN ises that a fine will be inflicted on any future "bottle throwers." California Sawfills Buzz To New Record Memphis LEAGUE W. L Pet. ... 21 13 .618 19 13 .594 ,... 18 13 .581 Little Rock ............ 17 14 .548 New Orleans .......... 15 15 .500 Chattanooga ........ 15 19 .441 Birmingham ........ 13 18 .419 Knoxvillc .......... 10 23 .303 SACRAMENTO, Cal. (UP)—An all-time record for sawmill produc- Brooklyn NATIONAL LEAGUE tion in California was established last year when the state's pine and redwood forests yielded approximately 2,250,000,000 lest of .lumber. The California Forest and Range Experiment station and the Bureau of Census made a preliminary estimate showing that sawmills produced 2,241.640.000 feet of lumber products, an increase of 15 per cent over thc amount turned out in 1D40. Seventy-five per cent of thc record output was attributable to saw mills of the California pine region. The remainder wus produced in the redwood area. Pittsburgh W. L Pet. 17 7 .708 16 11 .593 Boston 15 12 .556 St. Louis 12 12 .500 Cincinnati 12 12 .500 New York ............ 11 Chicago .............. 11 14 .440 14 .440 Philadelphia 7 19 .269 ATHLETICS AND WAR NOTRE DAME.—One hundred and thirty-one freshmen reported for baseball at Notre Dame. Start Thc Day With— 7-DAY COFFEE A Ma,\weU House product, blended by MavvTzI! House. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. New York 17 7 .708 Cleveland 16 9 .640 Detroit 17 12 .586 Boston 14 10 .583 Washington 11 14 .440 St. Louis 11 16 .407 Some pitchers thought he stood.OLD-TIME PUNCHES too high to be a good target. ' I Stolz has never traveled 15 rounds Five feet 10 is regarded as the but he was coming on in beat- ideal height for a backstop. ' |ing tough Bobby Ruff in of Astoria It was suspected that the catch- and others in 12. Petey Scalso ing squat would be tough—wear knocked him out three years ago. out a receiver towering into the air He recently gave the west side as high as Bill Dickey Yet Trainer Earl Painter traces' .he Little Rock Lamiper's athletic Italian the lickmg of his life. Stolz has been defeated times in 52 all of his reverses only has longevity to his long, supple mus-| ei S!nir r ? rcven5 , cs1 , . ,, c j es * Frank Erne, iamous lightweight The Yankee bone bender points out that the leg muscles of many J ° G ? ai f Um °, vis- " * LUh h * stock c^he,, knot up aftcr , few —"-. ^ = ^- m« years. ...says the youngster has mastered punches ho hasn't seen em- since his time, and that'; , Tex Rickard going , way back, .brother,, ' fighter from fin-' ST OLZ KNOWS' ifoiv f r» " r STOLZ KNOWS'HOW TO 1 UNLOAD AMMUNITION late didn't know one i «Jl^I_iVJ.'lU /* The great promoter bumped into! stolz, 23 _ Bud Taylor on a train the day following ~a'n "attack" of sinus "suT- after the Terre Haute Terror had fered a . couple of years ago, so has turned in a phenomenal perform- was out 15 months ance at Madison Square Garden. "Hello, Mr. Rickard!" beamed made rapid progress since his recovery. The fourth of .seven children and sole support of thc Taylor, thrilled to meet the master family, he is 3-A in the draft. A showman. (graduate, of Newark Art School "Hello, kid," replied Rickard, not he aspires to be a cartoonist, recognizing the finest bantam-1 Angott, who would have beet weight in the land who had just a remarkable warrior in thc olc filled the house he built on Eighth 14G-round days, is 27. He doe; Avenue. everything wrong, but gets then Larry MacPhail, who so quickly just the same, took the Broox-yn club out of the I It is superlative boxer agains red, is that way to a certain ex- a persistent and aggravating maul tent, according to, Jimmy Wasdell. ei ~> and a lively betting affaii "Although I was with the Dodgers two years, I don't believe MacPhail knew me without my number," explains the Pittsburgh outfielder. "Once I was in a hotel lobby talking with Hugh Casey, The cloak and suiters hardly wi let Stolz go the post at wors than 5 to 7. Stolz says he'll knock out Angott That's quite an assignment, bu if Stolz doesn't run out of gas Philadelphia 11 Chicago 6 16 .407 19 ,240 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Open date. Kcgular Trice 1 Ib. 25c 3 Ibs. 69c (Watch for week-end Special) Exclusive at— Pickard's Grocery I (Ml Chickasawha Ph. 2U« AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 8, ' Detroit 5. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston 3. Philadelphia 2. Only game scheduled. WIND PROBLEM CHICAGO.—Knuckle ball pitchers like Fred Fitzsimmons of thc Dodgers, Dutch Leonard of the Senators, Ted Lyons of the White Sox and Jim Tobin of thc Braves prefer to pitch into thc wind. BARN A TAKES TIME CINCINNATI—Bill McKechnic of thc Reds calls B-.ibc Bnrna, recruit Giant outfielder, the laziest looking ball player he ever saw. Read Courier News want ads. Are YOU the type who mixes well? If you're (lie congenial type, n good with a host of friend*, you'll want, to serve thorn the "(!rc<nii' of Kentucky's Bouvhons. That means Cream of Kentucky, the "(lot<Mc-rich'' bourbon made, by the "dc;m'' of Kentucky distillers. Just say "make mine Cream!" when MacPhail breezed by and Sammy Angott will know he's beei said: 'Hello, kid.' "He didn't know me." Ex-Brooklyn Bums with the Pitts- burghs. all five of them— Max Butcher, Luke Hamlin, Blimp Phelps, Wasdell and Pete Coscarart— don't think much of their old teammates. "We felt sorry when they left to the wars. Allie Stolz has thc ammunitioi and knows how to unload it. DECIDES BRAWN MORE VALUABLE THAN HIS BRAIN "11 never rains but It pours," is an old cruck that fits Marshall IJluckurd Lo the nth degree these days. On to]> of losing Dalton Tal't from the Blytheville softbal) tcitm—-and that was no small loss --MurshnU is having- loads of trou- blo finding recruits for the club. .Seems the local boys get goose pimples evorytlme'. they think of trying to make the grade with .such sUms as "Ace" Jones nnd Co. hanc Ing around. Well, /Marshall wants it understood that he hasn't picked hl.s team yet and there are still .several openings. Interested parties arc urged to run to the nearest 'phone and contact the cure-worn manager. The welcome mat Is out. Incidentally, Manila is still looking tor trouble. They want' it game with the mythe-vlllc softballcrs some time during the current week. Marshall Is hanging back, however, and wnltlng for the arrival of the iH'W uniforms. All of which, is a uravc mistake to my way of thinking. Any athletic squad begins to lose Interest \\\ .\ sport unless they ki'ep their pep up with lots of competition. New they tell me that the Army has turned Grog Rice down because of a slow heart. Seems a little odd when you consider that Greg's pump was good enough to help him become just about the' greatest distance runner this coua- try has ever had. Shucks, give the guy a chance, Uncle Sam, We've got plenty of American heroes to make the Japs turn taii and" run. What we need jiow is someone fast enough to catch 'em. To go from ofid to worse, now they've postponed the Byrd-Jcnk- 1ns set-to 'till Wednesday night, I'm suspecting sabotage and all sorts of unkind things. This suspense is killing me! Mike Meroncy tells me that he-'s been thinking about the effect of gas rationing on sporLs. He's wondering how many fisherman would like to go in together and charter a bus for a, hop to Big Lake each Sunday. Interested persona are advised to get in touch with Mike. And speaking of the veteran wrestling promoter, fans saw him really mad last night, which ,is unusual. Some guy threw a pop bottle at one of .the Wrestlers. Mike, who wants the fighting confined to the ring, offered $5 to anyone who would point out the guilty party. Seems Mike had a few ideas of. his on as regards handling the situation. Sammy Angotl, left, defends lightweight cl»amj>louslii|) •' Stol/i at Madison Square Garden, May 15. \\l\v. Today's Sports Parade By JACK GUENTHER United Press Stuff Correspondent NEW YORK, May 12. — The brooding fog of silence which has ;U>aked Lammcrs' Lane for more than a month lifted today ns thc ht mob assembled in solemn conclave to weigh one of the most serious problems of the season—"Is :he lending contender for the heavyweight title Rapid Robert Pastor or Greenfield Jimmy Smith?" Thanks to a certain spontaneous family celebration in a certain Pittsburgh kitchen, Greenfield Jimmy Smith al the moment is one notch up on Rapid Robert in 2 race towards a bout with champion Joe Louis. Fighting with all th- fine fury only a father-in- law can muster, he has definitely eliminated Billy Conn from title consideration. ; Apparently out to prove Hint life can begin at 40 even in the prize /ring, Greenfield Jimmy did evsry- '.thing except remove- his young son- in-law's tonsils iinci if friends hadn't intervened lie probably would have gotten them In round Lwo. A. 1 matters stood. Greenfield Jimmy did enough damage in round one to qualify Conn for admission to Mercy Hospital. Since only four people witnessed this historic if extra-curricular battle and none of them is in conditloi to talk, many details of the action are lacking. But after gazing a Conn when he stepped off a plane here en route to the comparative safety of his Army barracks I'n quite convinced thai Grccnficlc Jimmy could give even old Joe himself an argument, For Sweet William was a sorrj sight to behold. Attired in hi, Army uniform and almost a blan ket of bandages lie looked as i he had just stepped out of i "Spirit of '76" poster. He wore hi left hand in a cast, his right hanc in a sling and hi.s face in an adhesive tape snood. His checks were furrowed like a Kansas field family affection. "Thc old -? clibcrutcly got me in a trnp just o he could knock me out of that itk» shot. The old — helped vorry mo the last time I fought, Army Board Will Investigate Billy Conn's Brawl In Kitchen ouls. Now the old has WAYNESBURG, Pa. (UP)-Aftcr Forbes Field." says Pitcher Butcher |ten . ycars as a schoolmaster. A. J. "We beat "cm twice, ripped into P cttlt , nas taken a job as a locomo- thcir pitching We'd probably win . uvc ^eman-because he believes thc pennant If we could play those 1C ' an make a greater contribution "••••- every day." ° thc war effort by using hxs brawn instead of his brain. Firing a locomotive is nothing Sammy Byrd, who quit as a new to Pettit. That's how he worked major league outfielder to be a golf his way through Wayncsburg Col- professional and who bagged his Icge to obtain thc educaion that first major tournament during the enabled him to become principal of Winter, insists ball players arc thc Morris high school at Nineveh, wrcng—that it is harder to keep ! Unsuccessful in his efforts to cn- your eye on a stationary ball than list in the Army Air Corps, the 36- a moving one. !year-old educator snapped at the "But at least I can see the golf chance when the Pennsylvania ball.'' smiles Byrd, "which was more Railroad asked him to come back to than I could do when I was facing Lefty Grove." IT'S "DOUBLE-RICH Kentucky Straight Bourbon "Whiskey. 86 Proof. Schenley Distillers Corp., N.Y.C. A nnouncements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies, subject to thc Democratic primary In August. For Stale Senate L. H. AUTRY For Representative W. P. "CRIP" WELLS W. J. "BILL" WUNDERLICH JAMES G. COSTON J. LEE BEARDEN (for re-election) County Ireasurer JACK FINLEY ROBINSON (for re-election) County Judge ROLAND GREEN (for re-election) County Clerk - W. POTTER (for re-election) Tax Assessor W. W. "BUDDY" WATSON (for re-election) Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON (for re-election) Circuit Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (for re-election) in the Sprinj pretty weak. "Thc old — in a trap," nounccd with and his grin was ixed it so I don't even get anther chance this June." Greenfield Jimmy did even more nan that, if you just pause to re- •iew the situation. Thousands of oiks paid thousands of dollars to vatch Conn fight Louis the last ime. But will even dcr/ens of people my even hundreds of dollars to vatch a Conn who can't even whip lis 47-year-old, puffing father-in- aw in the family kitchen. I think not. As entertainment. .his Affaire Smith is wonderful. It ,s the mos(. hilarious episode 1 can remember since Mrs. Lew Jenkins bit a policeman in Philadelphia ind Mrs. Divs Dean pilched a .strike with a lamp in a New York hotel room. But as build-up for what mike Jacobs had 'Hoped' would be a $500,000 bout, it is highly dubious stuff. Unless, of course., Mike tabs Greenfield Jimmy— who after all is one of two men wivo have whipped Sweet William .since he was & middleweight some years ago. But Greenfield Jimmy probably will be ruled out of his deserved chance because of his amateur .standing and thc fact that Marquis of Queensberry rules weren't followed In that Pittsburgh kitchen, With Conn out, somebody else must be tabbed. Ami it is likely to be Pastor, who has dropped two previous decisions to the champ but who since lias gone skittering along on an amazing winning streak. ' Pastor has bopped over Lcm Franklin, Gns Lesnevich, Booker B-.okwith, Jimmy Bivins and oLhcr.s in recent months and is at, the peak of hi.s amazing career. Even Louis has admitted that. Long before Conn tangled with Greenfield Jimmy, the champion design PI ted Pastor a& contender. FORT WADSWORTH, N. Y., May 12. (UP)—The not-so-prlvntc life ol Private Billy Conn was due Cor ii brief airing today before a mlll- tury medical board which seeks to determine if the heavyweight challenger was "Injured in line of duty" Sunday night when he broke his left hand while conking his father- in-law on the noggin. Bun-neks "lawyers" — garrulous Army veterans who cun spout thc regulations—insist that gloomy Billy hits an airtight case because "he wiiz attacked while on leave." Conn's story—and the one he'll stick to before thc board—is thnt Ills fiHher-ln-law, James L. Smith, swung first at him us the brawl opened in thc kitchen of Smith's home In Pittsburgh. Billy was on 4N-hour leave at thc time to attend thc christening of his month- old son, David Phillip. Conn over-stayed his leave several hours because of these Injurlc: sufftred in the kitchen clout-fcst (I) Metacarpal fracture of thc left Imnd. (2) A deep gash in hi right forearm when his right fis went through n window, .(3) gouged left eye. (4) scratches and bruises nbout thc face, and (5) a sore sculp from having his hulr nearly yanked out. The bntracks lawyers insist Private Billy will not be penalized for over-staying his leave, "cuz he done It for hospilalixaUon after injuries In line of duty." Conn hud his hand X-rayccl uncl put into a plaster cast at Pittsburgh's ,rrlvcd at thc fort last night 'he tin thc gauntlet of wisecracks rom his kidding comrades who ind read the papers. Conn took thc ribbing with 'a >mile, but his soul was mantled in loom. When that bone snapped in ils left hand Sunday night, lijs June chance for the heavyweight crown and a purse of more than 5100,000 snapped with it. Just when he needed money badly, too, after completing that new Pittsburgh iiomc for his wife, Mary Lou. "It's all right to talk about fighting Louis in September—now that this happened," Conn said sadly, "but with. Joe and hie boCh In thc Army, Lord knows where cither of us will be in September. They're not going to hold up the war for our fight." • ; ';.<»'• •'••' ' just got me Sweet William an- a warm show of Hospital. The medical board is expected to find that handsome Billy was injured indeed in line of duty and assign him to sick detachment until hi.s hand heals. This will require at least a month, and will prevent his proposed title bout with Joe Loui.s in June. When the chagrined challenger •Eight million old time grillry slaves would be needed to propel the modern huge ocean liners. Golden Boy work as a fireman. Now he's firing a locomotive on a run between Pittsburgh and Washington. Pa. "The railroads arc doing a great job in this war." Peltit said. "Only you don't realize it because we're uot making guns and shells and j tanks. But, nobody else would be making them if it weren't for thc railroads." Pettit has given up his educational career entirely. When tho war is over, he'll return to his books. Pettit is married and father of three children. BADGER SPORTS UP MA DISQN.—Wisconsin attracted the largest gate? receipts in its basket ball history. The football team drew the greatest number of people since 1929. HEAVY ARTILLERY CHICAGO.— Lou Novikoffs 37- ounce bat is the heaviest in thc Chicago Cub bat-rack since thc heyday of Riggs Stephenson. PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Slock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores v-*;t«I » \\ A " >ii« c, Voicy, he looks tough, but don't let th^t face frighten you. 1 ' Bicycle Riders Offered Free White Paint Job KANSAS CITY. Mo. (UP)—Most of thc 40,000 bicycles in Kansas City will bo painted white, if citizens cooperate with the police department. In making tests police found that bicycles painted white were much .safer for night use, as they could be .seen more easily by motorists. The police agreed to paint thc bicyclucs free of charge if riders would bring them in. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Nashville. Birmingham at Atlanta. New Orleans 'it Chattanooga. Little Rock at Knoxvillc. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Boston. Cincinnati sit Brooklyn. Pittsburgh at New York. St. Louts at Philadelphia. AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia at St. Louis. Washington at Detroit. New York at Cleveland. Waters of thc ocean evaporate slfT in winter than in summer. CASH Paid for Laic Model AUTOMOBILES and TRUCKS. 117 E. Main, at Blytheville Motor Co., W. T. Barnett. PRINCE ALBERT SMOK6S SO RICH,TASTY, X£TSOMIIO SMOOTH, AND SURE, NO LUMPING UP, NO DRIBBLING OUT. P. A. STAVS LIT, TOO- IN PAPERS OR PIPES! fine roU-your-own ciga* rcttcs In every handy pocket can of Princo Albert THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE R. J. RrjrnoMi Tobacco Compui?, Wiaitoo-StUm. M. C. Doctors J. L. and J. C. IN BLTTHEVIIJj; SINCE 118 1PTICRL STORE 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912

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