The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1934 · Page 6
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Rl.YTHEVIU.E. (A UK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY l(i IE BOSS HIS hl Champ Ran , Into Toughest Bout Be. {ore Turning Pro. EDITOR'S NOTl?: i:nlll six yfars ago Barney KOM never ha<l •>)ut on a Iming (lore. N'nw he is lightweight champion of Die world. This article lelU of Ills early vle- I01les. I!Y B1I.I, HKAl'OHKR Glancing at the Champ NKA Servici- Sjiorts IMilor CHICAGO, Jan. )G.-Slx ycni-s aeo Barney Ross made his first pilgrimage to Kiel Howard's gym tu watch amateur fiiihiF:. He was told Uiat the boys were not paid actually for lighting lint received S5 per fight as expense money. "I'm for that," said the boy to whom n $5 bill looked like all itie money In the world just then. Barney never had worn a boxing Klove, but he had battled a number of neighborhood champions back in "the Valley" at Bunker - and Clinton streets. He finally was given a chance to show his ability. He knew nothing of boxing, and led with right or left as the whim seized him—but he did fight hard, so he was given another chance. Week alter week he Journeyed to the tO'in on amateur night. Barney was talked out ol part of the $o he received for each flghi by one of the gym hangers- on, who offered to teach him what it was all about. He learned how to use his left for n jab or hook, how to feint, how to cross vcr a short i-ighl. Afler the Deller part 01 a year in the Kvm, Barney, barely 20, decided to enter the Golden Gloves tournament for amateurs. Victory in (lie Chicago bouts would mean that lie would be tnken to New York to meet the chnmnions of that city. "The hardest fight o! mv life T had in the QoMen Gloves," Barney told me. "I was as much surprised as anybody when I won in the eliminations in Chicago. "Then we went to New York to meet the winners of the lournn- menl In Ihpt city. I was a fca- Ilicrwclvht. Just before my match, the Chicago flyweight champion and the bantam champion were beaten bv New York boys. I was a featherweight then. * t • - "That put It squarely tip to me. I *felt that if I didn't win we would be disgraced, so I put cv- crylhine I had into the fighl. Ms- opponent was Al Santora. We fought as hard as we could for three rounds and I thought I had won. But the judges called it a draw end told us to fight another round. "I was SQ tired I could hardly lift rnv anr.s. But my second told me that Santora was .lust as tired as I was and that I could win if I went out and waded In wilh all I had. I dirt, anil tired as T w-.is, fiantnra was even more nscd up. i pot the decision. But thai last rcuiiri was the toughesl I ever lifid." Barney saw in boxinc n chance lo make a (rood living for his family 50 he decided lo turn professional. He began Ins pro career under Oie noonev, then man- nper of Jackie Fields. During that year, 15)23, Fields was a bie card and Rooncv gave him nearlv all his time. Barney felt that he was.being neglected Rooney harl found five fiRhts. for him, and the boy had won easily, but he wanted lo be kept busy nnd to learn. Having no contract with Rooney. he looked no ills old friends, Sam Plan am! Art Winch. « • • Plan was a shrewd manager. Winch was a fine, trainer. They CHAMP OF NEAR-CHAMPS iC Bnrncy Ross and his mother, Paderewskt . . . inset, Barney at their lionie In Chicago . . . working out In preparation for the lightweight champion plays' n fight, the plnno, bui admits he's no Bloody Behemoth 'llf.i-r Note: Einiiley Raymond Bucky Harris, viliing from Uos:™, names Hie cenatois as the twin to beat, lint I don't think TVjcky wou|d hi- I really surprised lo see his old learn, the Tlgcvs, step right imo the first division and make a v/lnlc d :i fight of It nil the way. The Tigers were rcak In cutcti- Hi';. They hove iJ-.o tost In tin- bislncss now In Manager Mickey Cwliranc. The Tigers have four i;.' Hie prize recruits of the league in IMlcher SchaolNiyl Rowe. First IlnFiMiian Hank Crcenberg, Outfielder Pete Fox and Third Bnse- m.'iii Marvin Owen Circenbcrg is a l:!tter. Fox is a hitter. Yon know Coslin and Gehrlnger — poison to pitchers iinjjdl, hitting 295. «.. a line short- Hop witli It. Mister Cochranc will •x In there lilttln» his .325, too. Detroit has a wcll-balanc-ii pitching sintr. nnd It will be balanced even better than thai wllii Cochranc behind th- p|,, lc .. Ma ,.. i.erry, Sorrell. 'Bridges. Flsdi-r Ilotiselt and (If his shoulder is ukay again) ROMP make up an clfeclivc corps of Marter.s. Anker. H recruit, looked very smart in th- c-Joslnij days of UH- 19:i3 season mid Corfu-mid wll' be. a hub KJ him. IPor.e Note: Inducements have been offered lo Mrs. Bosley to take her grea' teldlng, chnsc Me, to Florida for con? of ihe big v.inter handicap* Mid n possible match race with Wlncoka, AiLslrnllnn star. You •.(-ill remember that Chase Me, kcjii out of racing mill; last fall, when ne was 4 years old, won six tlraljht races. In any race wit!'. Winooka. my u.'iial mind bet of live cents WIL: be on Chase Me, if the weights arc equal nnd the distance, a mile aiscl a tjnarler. Tlie geUUng thai caught rnd passed Mate In the home .stretch of the O'Hara handicap last f:il! can have some of' my i.'ientu] money anv lime he faces I'le barrier. • • • Crowd Note: Winler crowds have teen Hying basketbait this yenr as never before. Noire Dame's sen- tr.Uonal team lias :;hown a hand- tome profit on the season so far. The University of Town defeatrd Wisconsin before a record crowd of li.COO at Iowa City. 'fhere are moments- when bas• telball is very dull to watch. Suet) ? situation cccurreO In (he lomi- V'isconsin game. With a scven- pniru lead and five minutes to play, Iowa played r. slow, deliberate stalling game seeking to (.inch vicltiry by protecting Its .eaci. Bui the lio-ne crowd liked it just the same. UE-ftED KtfTHE Mipeuw. iio' IE PINI5HEO THIRD IN CARWOUSTiE StoT TOILED 24 AS A TOPWOtH G WAS TriE .5F-Q3MO 8£St GOLFER I" T*. '.UORU), 68U& RW^'ER UP "To -iT'l'^S IH eotil BE BRlTiSH By Krcnz c«««G««t Lakes J Beck Beckon to Youths SUPERIOR, WIs. (UP)—You imen are taking careers on 'ilv Great Lakes seriously ( | lcso dn ,. s i Caul. Fred Des Jarillus. who has .silled the lakes for 32 vca ... claims. .. ••Younger men aie enlisting in ! tile lakes service, and they don't : leave the hoat after a trip m, f, nm rto*-n below and go Wen to sf e the country. They are taking the lakes seriously as a career" The veteran captain contends that the younger generation is liyht in taking the work seriously. "Next year, for Instance," he said, "the Bethlehem . Company will need four ntv: captains, while will be required by the l>ick- imds-Mather Company. These an only two of a score of company., opcisitlng boals on the lakes. MAY COME BACK Famous Old Tavern In Ohio Restored GALL1POLIS. O. (UP)—Plans for restoring an old tavern, known as "Our Hmis=," to the condition n which It Is believed to have existed when Lafayette visited it in 1825. are under way here. T.'e structure has teen purchased by Ihe Oallia County Historical Society and will be made into a museum. General Lafayette, who aided colonists during the Revolutionary War. slept one night iu the tavern anrt is believed to have been its nio't distinguished all-;imc BMl'St. The building was built in 1BI2 by Francis de Heuerewirl, first postmaster of the French inenl here. who. ns a boy. was a Both Principals In Mat Feature Are Knocked Out Library Reading Rooms Prepare Idle for Jobs CHICAGO arty quiet (UP)—In the schol- of library readin ) rooms, jobless men arc utilizing I I 'heir idle hours to prepare them,-„.„ ., ' v, , , . ' 1 selves for belter limes ahead, ac- *rLn e ' e P h ? nt , s . of . lhc "runt and cording lo officials of the Chicago groan racket. Jimmie Parker and Public Library Lon Chaney, were unable to con- p rn ,,. .,,„ n ., , ... . •- - • rrosu the first of the deuress on they •• been FLORSHEIM SHOES at temporarily reduced prices are an outstanding value. tinue their match afler Parker, attempting a flying butt,- slid off Chancy and out of the ring at the armory last night. The match was ruled a draw by Commissioner Jeff Roland. Parker had Chancy about out said, the unemployed have flocking to the library to pass away cheir leisure time. Rather than trudge painfully over city streets, the involuntary idlers would drop into reading rooms. During the past few months. men. They seem to havj developed a keener interest in the books that they read. They evidently have felt the hope that the end of hard times is in sight and are studying vocations, the arts all The new YaUs coach may be T. A- u: "Tad" Jones, above. Jones, brother nf Howard 5oncs, Southern California, cliar- actrr builder, is a Yale man ami -roniu'i: coacb. of Uic Bull- log. • ' WELCH, W. Va. F. Bunii, 38-year-old when he essayed a final butt with. [ however! librarians report, there the apparent intention of putting. is a new spirit evident in these Chaney away for good.' He crash-' — ' u '"- mu>c ed imo Chaney, slid off him and dived through the ropes onto the floor. Parker was revived after considerable effort on'the part of officials and others and -hoisted mnmntiv'? n "Tf i ™ B -'-* here he . kind " s °1.crnftsnianshi'p'anu'Trades [promptly fell off Ins stool'and had. with an eye to bettering them to be revived again. CKaney. suf-i selves at, their former jobs or to fermg from a bruised;• side, was acquaint- themselves with new also unable to continue: Tlie grap- -ones' '' ' piers had been toiling'-.away for'' ' about 30 minutes on-the' first fall when the match ended." In a preliminary match Roy Welch came back alter' losing the iun< r-i i ' flrst - f!l11 lo Pete Demetroft, tak- <"P—Charles, , ng the Iast two fa i, s nnd (h€ World War veteran, wrote', his own funeral notice and mailed it to newspapers before committing suicide. match. Drink emy. Gentleman Jack Washburn isn't making a dignified exit here. Tn Restoration of il-.c builclm cave him all their attention. Winch worked hard with him. making over his style to Include some of the left-handed trickery of old Charley White, the great Chicago lightwclglil of a genera- lion ago who also had been Irain- ed by Winch. Ross was brought along slowly In 1930.' None of Ihe men he fought was more than a thlrd- raler. But each fieht hail its objective, the schooling of yonnp Barney in a certain pha?e of ring warfare. In the following year belter hcvs were obtained as his opponents as Barney began to show that the lessons in pugilistic wisdom were taking. He lost but one fight that year, to Roger Bernard, and won 13, beating such boys as Young Terrv. Jarktc Divis. Jimniv AKaredo. Lou Jallos and Jimmy Lundy. Two years ago, Ross began meeting the topnotchers. and he went through 1932 without a loss, scoring three knockouts and gaining eight decisions. Probably his lotlghcft battle that year was with Battling Battalino. . The rough, lough Goldie Hers and Johnny Farr he beat over the Id-round route. He started 1933 with victories over Billy Petrolle and the rc- . doubtable Sammy Fuller. .. "Now," said Sam Pian. "we arc ready for the champion!" grappler was blasted into unconsciousness by Ous S?nnenborg's la- uious flying tackle just before the picture was tnken iu Buffalo. Cuts butt broke several chest ligaments at-.d caused a tlm.nl heaiorrhage. The bout lasted 22 seconds. Those Good <)lrt Hays WATERLOO. N. Y. (UP) — Twenty-eight cents tor a Raiion ot "excellent" whisky Thai was the j-vice quoted in an advertisement Jin n copy ol the Waterloo Gazette j mid Seneca Adverliser, dated Nov ! 15. 1B2C. ROXY Tues.-Wed.-Thnrs. MAT. anil NITE— 10o-3Be friend and classmate of Napoleon l? n l MM -l MfMltcminprv at St. Cry. French military and- *"'IH,!l ULOlHgUIIILI \ nnd Mad lie Ev expected to include the setting up of an n!rt bar. which was iu the tavern during its earliest days, along win-, furniture of the ivriod.: The building has been a dwelling during recent years. ans Read Courier News -Want. Arts. G. G. Caudill Grnrral fnsnranre 106 N. Hroadiraj Phone 797 LOVERS ro\' NEWS COMEDY The great .Chicago lire oc curred in 1S71. Minnesota i 1 ) LARGER than Florida. Oulv THREE U. S. presidents s:^cc the Civil W?.r htr* fi^ea Democrats. Prime's All Tied Up Prlmo Camera ts tied up to fight /or Madison Square Garden until Sept. 30 of this year. Do You Remember? Our .Year AJO Trday — Babe i I'uth refused a sabry cut of $15.- i\» and returned his contract to Col. Rnppcit. Five Yrars winning (he }cars in 'itlhdraw Ago Tcdiy — After national title two a row Willie Hoppe from 'r,? 1923 world N«wl,w«nt 182 balkline billJMd championship tournament. Ten Years Afo Today — The Navy blasted New York university's hopes for a successful bas- l.ctball season when the Middles 1-eat the Vlolcli, 3H-30. MANHATTAN SHIRT SALE INCl.imiNG OUR KNTIRE STOCK. EXCEPT WHITES SHIKTS AND I'A.IAMAS $135 ^ 7 allles $1.15 $1.95 Values $H64 $3.00 Values $2.25 $1.00 Values $2.95 S/.«5 Values $1.M $2.50 Values $1.85 $3.r,0 Values $2.55 $(>.5D Values S-/..95 NEW MEAD CLOTHING CO. I T J I Tuesday - Wednesday : _I- r . MAT. 2:.'{0_in c - 25c ' NITE G:.|?_10c - 3flc GLORIOUS "42ND STREET"- MAGNIFICENT < "GOLD DIGGERS"-ACTUALLY SURPASSED BY WARNER BROS.! LATEST PAUAMOUNT NEWS MUSICAL SHORT "HOT FROM PETROGRAD" With DAVE APOLLOW and ORCHESTRA

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