The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 14, 1942 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 14, 1942
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FACE SIX HLYTHEVILLE (AUK.), COUKIISK NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1942 , Byrd Wins 10-Round Decision Over Jenkins Blytheville Boy. Arises From Canvas Twite To Defeat Ex-Champion HOT SPRINGS, May 14. (UP)—In the greatest 10- round bout ever seen in Hot Springs,- Jackie Byrd, sensational Blytheville youngster, outpointed Lew Jenkins, former lightweight champion of the world, at Rix Stadium here last night. The fight .originally scheduled for Monday night, had been postponed on account of threatening weather. The Blytheville boy weathered all that Jenkins could turn loose in the sixth. A right cross sent Byrd down and Jenkins was on him like a tiger. He had Byrd helpless on the ropes, but as Byrd had neither feet nor hands on the floor, Jenkins kept punching. Byrd took a nine count, got up, was knocked down again and the count was six when the bell rang. Byrd came back to withstand Jenkins in the seventh and piled up enough points in the remaining rounds to gain a decision. Byrd got four rounds to Jenkins' three with the others even, according to press scoring. Byrd forced the fighting in most of the rounds and particularly in the last had Jenkins on the run. OLD 98 FLIES AGAIN ,The Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L Pet. Atlanta 22 Memphis 20 Little Rock 19 Nashville .. 19 $tew. Orleans IS Chattanooga 15 Birmingham 14 Knoxville .....10 25 .2&J 14 13 14 15 15 20 19 .611 .606 .576 .559 .516 .420 .424 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. 18 Brooklyn Pittsburgh .. ........ 17 Boston .. 16 Cincinnati 13 St. Louis .. New York . Chicago .. Philadelphia 13 12 12 8 L Pet 8 .629 .58G .552 .500 .500 .444 15 .444 20 .286 Leemans Rejected For Split Vision WASHINGTON, <NEA)— One of Tuffy Leemans 1 biggest assets in football causi-d his rejection by the Navy. It is .split-vision which enables the former George Washington and current New York Giant back to Hi 1 ' 1 would-be tacklers converging on him from different directions and f'jrwsird pass targets in different parts of the field. At Mira Loma Flight Academy, Oxnarcl, Calif., Army Air Force Aviation Cadet Tom Harmon prepares to carry a bigger load lor his country Hum he did as Michigan's All-America left halfback of 1940-41. Training plane 98 honors the number he made famous in football. HY HARRY GRAYSON NEA Scrvce Sporis Editor CLEVELAND, May 13.—"Mistake we made-," says one of the older Indians, "was winning 13 straight. LANE SCOTT'S Bob Pastor, wlio has fought Joe over the showing that Pastor's . ... --- o--w uv^v vj>v,i wii, OUWWIIIL; LI III U IraSLul S Loins twice, seems destined to .step made. He's been knocked out of into the spot on that June card the fight picture twice This winch was leit vacant .when B'lly Conn broke his mit in the scrap with his poppa-In-Iaw. Bob, 1 . , „,«, ««„ uu boxer who showed a lot of fighter who stulf in losing his two fights with the champ seems to be the only heavyweight contender in the pic- Lure since Conn's exit. Anyhow he's going to get the shot if the army is willing— the scrap has long been .scheduled as a benefit bout for the armed forces. the third time that he's climbed to the top of the ladder. A guy who can that is the sort of never knows when he's licked. Yep, I'm sticking out my neck with the prophecy that Bob Pastor will .score a decision over Louis in June, ii' they give him the fight. Springs last night! The United 'Press dispatch says it was the hottest fight ever seen in Hot Springs, and they've had some pretty good brawls there. Well, well! Can it be that Blytheville has a welterweight champ coming along? Things look mighty favorable. Jackie showed an awful lot in last night's fight. He proved he could take it and keep coming back for more. And, he demonstrated his punching ability with some classy licks that had Jenkins, rum- ning- backwards. Marshall Blackard tells me that greatest champions of all time _. I know that, thanks to clean liv- We .started ofl loose and nice, ing, he is still just about as good with nobody expecting 1 much. "But after sweeping series with the Browns. White Sox, Athletics and Senators, we hit Boston with Lou Bomireuu suddenly finding himself hailed as the Boy Miracle Man. "The pressure was on for the Today's Sports Parade Hy JACK GUENTHEK United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, May 14—The upper brackets of the boxing business, rusted by six weeks of stagnant idleness, begin throbbing with life and laughter again tomorrow night. Mike Jacobs' annual Spring drive will be launched by a lightweight title bout, involving champion Sammy Angott and Allie a merry evening is in AMERICAN LEAGUE W. Nev^'York .'. 17 Cleveland .. 17 Detroit 18 Boston 14 Philadelphia 13 Washington ". 11 St. Louis 11, Chicago 7 L. Pet. 8 .680 .654 .600 .560 .448 .423 .379 .269 Stolz and prospect. The contest will be held in Madison Square Garden and it is an intriguing attraction. It is the first major bout scheduled locally since the war effort has gone into high gear and it mil serve as a guinea pig to be scrutinized carefully by .the cash conscious Lammers' Laners. May Be Indicator Into the public reaction evoked by this match may be read the possible reception in store for weightier mailers which still arc in the blue print stage. Next Thursday Lou Nova will meet Lee Savold in Washing on and a day later Bob Pastor will tune up for a possible third heavyweight title bout by facing Tami Mauricllo back here in the Garden. On these three promotions rests changes of the aforementioned possible title extravaganza featuring Pastor and King Joe Louis—if the Army gives the champion a furlough to train. Jacobs applied for tomorrow. ISout Holds Top Interest The .members of the fight mob have set aside most of their worv ries about the future to concentrate on the Angott-Stol/, blood letting. It is the first opportunity they have had in quite a swell to get their hands back in the business, and most are appropriately happy. Accordingly, a fair-sized gallery is in prospect. Neither fighter is blessed with a gaudy reputation but first time, and we cracked up under it. That's all there is to our story." An old story, it might be added, save that ilu- Clovelands fell apart much earlier than usual. Their customary el foldo is on the second casern trip in late- June or earlv July. II hafi been reported that the Naval Observatory in Washington sets its docks by this, although this lias not been .substantiated. Bumps bumped into at Fenway Park won't bo the last the Cleveland club will experience this season, font the Injuns are likely to stir tip plenty of trouble all the way along the route. You catch the new spirit of the aggregation the minute you come in contact with it. Roger Peckinpaiigh, Walter Johnson and Stove O'NcJll were gagged by a dull president, Alva Bradley. Then Old Oscar Ostracized Vitt talked ton much about too little, j after rubbing Sly Cy Slapnicka the wrong way. as who didn't That brought Peckinpaugh back —afraid to say boo. Slapnicka is gone and with him the .source of much of Cleveland's dissension. Ecudrciui, at 24 the youngest manager in major league" history, i his softballers had one of their In thinking over the possibilities i l3es t practises of the current sea- ol such a match, I already feel I son Tuesday evening. Seems a one of hunches coming on. I real- 'number of likely-looking recruits ize that Joe Louis is one of the jshowed-up and made quite an im- 'pression on the older heads. A pitcher from Monticello named, Pete Cheisler, looked particularly good. •Looks like the team will take on Manila this next week, if nothing happens. There's also a possibility of a Sunday night game ab Memphis. So Jackie Byrd scored a decision over Dairy Maid Jenkins at Hot as he ever was. still, if Pa . s tor is given another shot at the Bomber, with I'm the going out on forecast that limb new. - -••«»«« ti new champ li be crowned. I know that three-fourths of the fight experts hold the belief that doesn't live who can „_,, tllc chocolate boy, but I can't get the man whip the Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Nashville, night game. Little Rock 6, Knoxville 4. Birmingham 6, Atlanta 3. New Orleans at Chatlanyoosju. postponed. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn 4, Cincinnati 0. Boston 6, Chicago 5. Pittsburgh 3, New York 1. St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 1. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit C, Washington 2. Cleveland 7, New York 2. Chicago 2, Boston l uo innings) Philadelphia 10, St. Louis 9. Lake Mattamuskeet, N. C., i: the Winter home of about 70 pei cent of all North American swans Chicago Tourney / %1 May Set Kecorti NEW YORK, May 14. (UP) — With 1,295 entries already received, the Hale America Golf Tournament, scheduled for the Ridgemoor Country Club. Chicago, June 18-21, probably will set a record for a National Open tourney, Joe Dey, executive secretary of the United States Golf Association, said today. Yesterday's mail brought 502 entries raising the total to 1,295, only 107 short of the record of 1,402 set in the U. S. Open at Detroit in 1937. Dey said he expected the <>ntry list to exceed 1.500 players. Among the big name players whd entered yesterday were Corp. Vic Ghezzi, PGA champion; Ralph Guldahl, twice National Open champion, Jug McSpaden, Sam Parks Jr., Billy Burke and George Sargent, the latter three all former Open champions. The entries will close Friday noon, having been extended two days in order to accommodate the last minute rush. Nonagenarian Likes Parlies NORWOOD, £»Mss. (UP)—Still spry at 92, Mrs. Emma Ellis tops off a busy day of housework and crocheting by practicing on the piano. Mrs. Ellis, who lives alone in a two-room apartment, retires at 1 A.M. and gets up at 6 A.M. Graduation GIFTS for HIM! Buy His Gift Where He Would Buy It.... ....At...R.D. Hughes & Co. ~r.«*tJUWU ,1 >IJI [I j_,llltVIJ i V.lJULllll'Jli UUt •tlHHll-,4. i 111 lllflJUl Ittl^UL iUOLUlj, both are busy boys in the ring! has further demonstrated the lead- Too Late to Classify FOR RENT House with two apartments or official sanction of his proposed whole house with bath, on High- ?P 1C , yesterday and said it would be held in June either here or at way 81 in Hayti. Write Mrs. Bessie M. Stubbs or phone 114, .Hayti, Mo. * 14-ck-21 FOR SALE Lot in Maybell Addition. Phone 3309 or 2721. 14-ck-tf JAMAICA BETTING NEW YORK,—Race-goers bet 826,192,461 during the 27-day Jamaica meeting. Chicago. At the moment any sport event is wide opsn to immediate alteration or outright curtailment. Boxing is in a better position than some sporis because it can survive if kept indoors. Conversely, it is vulnerable because the supply of available gladiators is diminishing with startling rapidity. As for public reaction, that will be determined and can whip up as much action as a bumble''bee at a picnic. Unless he reads a book while he works, I believe Angott will leave the ring winner and still champion but the contest- does have its points. The champion, as he has been billed'? many times before, is the great unknown among modern title-holders. Stolz, except in his native New Jersey and a few neighboring sections in the East, is just unknown. Yet, neither has been whipped since last July—they both were beaten on the same card in Philadelphia—and that means each has something definite at stake. Aches and Tains Stolz is an odd little character, in the ring or'out. He is a particularly handsome and personable youngster with a great flair as a mimic. But like another famed New Jersey He. Big Jim Braddock, he seems to be perpetually wracked by real or imaginary aches and pains. At Slillman's Gym, they coll him the hammering hypo- chrondriac. Braddock tended towards such miseries as rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, arthritis and neuralgia. Stolz, "who must have a greater capacity for imagination, conies down at intervals with queer rumblings in his liver, nose, stomach and chest. He is a sucker for a cold or a sinus infection and can crship winch caused him to riveted captain of Illinois baseball and basketball at the end of his sophomore year and made American League veterans rally around him the day he reported. Boiidreau, far beyond his years, quickly learned'to relegate authority, one of the principal tricks of the managerial trade. "Di [Terence b e t w e e n playing shortstop and playing shortstop and managing?" he elucidates. "Well, when I played shortstop, I had only shortstop and Boudreau to look after. Now I have .shortstop, Boudreau and eight other positions and 25 other players to look after." To Boudreau, loyalty is the greatest word in the dictionary. That's why he brought back Oscar Mclillo as a coach after the clever second baseman had been out of baseball for a year. He ad- Maiden Voyage whip out a pill or patent medicine bottle at, the sound of a cough. His new manager, one Willie Ketchum. has cured Stolz of most of his miseries and the ch;mce of winning the title has ctind him of the rest. Stol:'. won't get another opportunity to fisht a champion in a long, lone while and he must make the mosi of those 15 rounds omorrow. As for At^olf, well, he is the same Angott. What he lacks in punch, color and true boxing .skill he compensates for in stubbornness, strength and sheer cuteness. The latter quality can't be underrated, for it still is a cardinal rule in the manly art of self defense that boxer can't hit, what he can'i -see. And 1 don't think Stol/. will sec much of \ngott except between rounds. mired Melillo for sticking to Pop Oft Vitt throughout the rebellion. Melillo was his idea of a hustler. He liked the way Melillo tutored Ray Mack and himself. Burt Shotton. who broke into baseball in 1908 and managed for years, is Boudrcau's right bower. "Lou Boudreau has every quality of the great manager," asserts Shotton, "including good judgment." The way Lou Boudreau smiles off the Boston disaster is an indication of this. Lou Boudreau, remarkable young shortstop, is going a long way as a manager. Sport Shirts . . . Shirts he can wear with comfort and pride. Varied selection of colors and patterns. $1.25 up! Slack Suits . . . Nothing would please him more than a cool, comfortable Slack Suit! Choice of two-tone combinations or solid colors. $7.95 up! SLACKS - --- $5.95 up TIES In a year's time, you move along with the earth, on its trip around the .sun, about 584,000,000 miles. 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