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PAGE SIX BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1942 Swings for Boy; Welch Brothers To Team Against (Dinar and Knox Out to avenge their somewhat humiliating defeat in a recent match here at the hands of Buddy Knox and Pete Sherman, the Welch brothers will come to grips with Knox and Prince Omar,, the protestant Persian, in the tag match which will head Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling card at the Legion Arena Monday night. .'.'• Although Sherman won't be in the ring Monday night, the Welch boys will be content to settle their differences with the haughty Knox, who was the more prominent figure in the downfall of the famous pair. Knox used every trick he knew in repelling "the veteran matmen and managed to squeeze through victorious. The only thing that Knox will have to regret now will be the tactics he used in his victory campaign. These malicious maneuvers will probably be foremost in the minds of . the Welch's when they step through the ropes to square off with the rowdy Knox. Knox will have as his assistant, the temperamental tussler from Persia, Prince Omar. Omar has appeared here only once before and proved to be of about the same caliber clincher as Buddy. However, the Persian pinster is somewhat louder in his protests and a little less competent than his team mate. The Welch brothers, both Joe and Roy, are crafty grapplers who have smashed the hopes of many a good wrestler and cooled the tempers of numerous toughies with their superior ring skill. Perhaps in their engagement with Knox and Sherman they weren't quite up to par, or could be that they didn't get rough enough for the former college champ. Whatever the reason for the defeat the clever combination will be out for a taste of victory blood Monday night and will probably "mix it up" with Knox- and Omar from th opening gong. .Joe," the younger of the Welch team, will clash with Prince Omar in one of the two one fall 30 minute time limit preliminaries and th"e elder Welch will attempt to trim Buddy Knox in the other curtain raiser. •The Baseball Standings [[AGUE Till PICTURE II Chartered Bus Is Banned By Director 01 Defense Transportation By CARL LUNDQriST United 1'ress Stuff ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 23.--Koine average minor league ball player, who wouldn't know a Pullman berth from a Louis XIV bed-stead, hat new order banning team travel jy chartered bus wasn't bad news, but take it from Branch Rickey, lead of the St. Louis Cardinal Fator Back In Colors Recalls Hildreth And Rancocas Barn Veteran Rider Pleads For A Chance With Good Slock Jean Stuhlcr is only girl on golf team representing Queens College of Flushing. High-scoring co-cd is from Long Inland family. Memphis 2G Atlanta 27 Nashville 21 Little Rock 22 New Orleans 19 Chattanooga 18 Birmingham 17 Knoxville .. .. 1-1 15 16 19 •20 20 22 23 29 .487 .450 .326 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L Pet. Brooklyn 25 10 .714 xBoston 19 15 .559 St. Louis 18 15 .545 Pittsburgh ...18 18 .500 Few York 17 19 .472 Cincinnati ,».. 15 18 .455 Chicago 15 19 .441 xPhiladelphia 11 24 .314 x—Night game. AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pel- Frisch Doesn't Hold Grudges Against Umpires By NEA Service PITTSBURGH.—Frank Frisch of Pittsburgh Pirates says he is being discriminated against by anti- squawk legislation. "I'll tell you why I object to these hands-off umpires rules," says Onkei Fran/. "I object to the league singling me out with a couple of other managers and saying the rule is because of us. I don't squawk more than five times a season on ball and strike decisions. My squawks are on the bases, and the way umpires go about their work. I'm no umpire baiter. I don't carry a grudge against an umpire into the following dav." farm enterprises, it is g.oing to be hard on the club owners. Rickey, in charge of more minor league clubs than any other baseball executive, said today he believed most of his teams and players affected would be able to make other transportation arrangements but that there were numerous independently owned teams which might have to fold up on account of the order. rit'ture Crows Darker The minor league picture, already so cloudy that it must bother the weather bureau censors, not evei darker after Joseph Eastman, director of defense transportation in Washington, banned further movement of teams from city to city by chartered bus. Rickey .said he believed it might be more of a blow in some localities than anything that has happened yet, but emphasized that everywhere club owners are "trying to get by as best they can." ''As far as the Cardinal organization is concerned we will continue to do whatever we arc required to do and will undertake to carry on as best we can under adverse conditions." Rickey said. "Our own minor league clubs are amply protected for transportation in most case.s. but since basebal5*uperations are based on groups of i earns, 'it becomes an individual league problem. The solution of course is dependent upon satisfactory transportation arrangements being made by each team in each league." Cars, Triiins Considered Rickey suggested that pooling of players' autos would be a satisfactory solution in .some cases, with the owners to yive the players mileage and tire allowance. He said it also might be possible for teams to use regularly scheduled bus line, or trains without incurring mor expense . than in using chartertx buses. Some players who make over night jumps by train would be get ting into Pullmans for the first time, but even this involves priority since persons vital to the war effort get first call on the berths. Moreover, Rickey emphasized that a number of minor .league outfits wouldn't be able to afford such IJy 11A Kit V CKAVSON NEA Service Sports Editor NEW YORK.—A filly named Cliath shot from her stall in the starting gate at Bclmont Park the other afternoon. She didn't figure. Race-goers glanced at their programs. M. Fator was aboard Cli- ath. Fator? Fator? Fator? The name brought stirring memories to old- timers. It is synonymous with all that was great in racing in the roaring 20's. Sam Hildreth -and the fabulous Rancocas Stable. Harry F. Sin- Grey Lag, hooded Zev, Mad Play, Snob II, Bracadale, Stan- wyck, Silver Fox, Outline, Sheridan, other great running horses. The Fator brothers — Laverne, Mark and Elmer. Handy Earle Sande bootin" them babies home. Buddy Ensor, Pony McAtcej Clarence Kummer, Chick Lang, Frankie Coltiletti, Pete Walls, Albert Johnson. Tommy McTaggert, Mack Gar- icr, Benny Marinclli—how they ,ould ride! MARK FATOR. LED JOCKEYS IN 1922 Cliath remained well up. M. Fa- cr? M. Fator? Couldn't be Mark Fator. He hadn't been up for nigh onto 15 years. Laverne Fator, rated by nany next to Tod Sloan as the laddy of them all, jumped out of t Jamaica Hospital window a half dozen years ago. Delirious. Suffer- .ng from an appendix condition. Slmer Fator had been away from : - aces for two or three years. M. Fator rode Cliath superbly as far as she could go. Anybody investigating bumped into a remarkable comeback story. It was the same Mark Fator. who was America's leading jockey in 1922, in which year he accepted 859 mounts, won 188 races, finished second 153 times and third 116. His riding percentage that year was .22. which is phenomenal. Sande and Laverne Fator were the big jocks of the ' Rancocas LANE scorrs /llena * I see where Alsab, winner of the reakness and runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, is entered in the lassie Withers Mile today. Sportsmen are singing his praises to the leavens and have him doped to idd this race to his string of victories. He might do it, too. No other horse in the race is worth nuch more than a whoop and a loller. However, while I've consistently picked Alsab as my favorite n recent races, I'm not backing up on an assertion that he's no wonder horse. Despite his record run in the Preakness, I don't think Alsab or any other horse on s track today has what it takes to make a champion of the Man O' War variety. You simply can't place much dependence on the lads of the boxing fraternity. After building himself up for a third shot at the heavyweight crown—a shot which I believe he would have won—Bob Pastor was, I hear, held to a draw by Tami Mauriello in New York last night. The next thing you know, the fight situation will "get so bad that, for want of a bettei contender, they'll have to bring Tony "The Bum" Galento back fot another fight 'with Louis. Or, maybe they'll start shoving the four top-ranking challengers of the noment in to fight the champ at ne and the same time. It'd ought ck all four of 'em. Jackie Byrd will tangle with erome Comforto of New Orleans, n the feature vent of a card at VLemphis Friday night. Comforto no pushover. He's fought Harry Weekly, southern welterweight ,-hamp, several times and has pret- y well managed to hold his own. Jackie should get a valuable tune- .ip out of this fight. I'm wondering what the lads and assies of Blytheville are going to do for sport and recreation during ;he Summer months. About the only thing going on in the way of athletics at the present time is Softball and golf. Those who don't play either, but still like their sports, are up a stump. What's needed is some sort of community athletics in which a number of people can participate at the same time. I don't think it'd hurt a bit if some civic organization started something of the sort. What'li you bet it doesn't draw a lot of interest if its tried? Eddie Arcaro, left, welcomes Mark Fator to races. seeing Laverne and Mark Fator hook up on evenly matched steeds. COMES HACK AS EXERCISE BOY Mark Fator's is the old story never learned by so many youngsters. he weighed 1G2 pounds, regular hours and work and elimination of starches soon had him down to 114. He could have ridden at 110 the other afternoon. Mark Fator, who confesses to 37 years, tried to get back a yeai One offense after another. Un- ago. Marshall Cassidy said there desirable company. The cup that j wasn't a chance. But when Sunny cheers. He clerked in his mother's hotel in Boise, Ida. He tended bar Jim Fibzsimmons signed his request for a license this Spring, the stewards of The Jockey Club re- around New York. He owned and j stored him to good standing. trained horses. Stable in 1922. Mark _ Fator did But Mark Fator, like so many the lightweight booting. Frankie like him, was an easy man with Catrone looked after apprentice a dollar, mounts. • j Two years ago he had to go to Trainer Hildreth once told Oil, work for Jim Fiusimmons as an j opportunity Tycoon Sinclair that he'd enjoy exercise boy. Though at one time mistakes. It was kindly Mr. Fitz who gave the veteran his first mount- o take him about two rounds to ' something. See where more than two dozen colleges and universities throughout the country have dropped football for the duration—this despite the Presiednt's assretion that amateur athletics should be kept alive. Seems some folks expect to harden the youngsters up for the Japs by teaching 'em to play croquet or Iron shot In Breeze Is Cniickshank's Best Now all Mark Fator asks is good stock under him. It's a bit late, but he'd like the to rectify a lot of By BOIJBY CRUICKSHANK The Wee Scot Best shot I ever made was my second on the last hole of the 1923 National Open at Inwood, L. I. The shot was made with a No. 2 iron. There was a fresh breeze blowing from left to right and immediately in front of the green was an 18-foot water hazard. I needed a three to tie and had a 185-yard shot left. The ball sailed to the left of the pin where the wind drifted it seven feet from the cup. I holed the putt, lost to Bobby Jones in the playoff. The shot was made with the ball more toward my right foot, slightly open stance. I kept my head down, weight forward and was perfectly balanced. I was slow at the top of the backswing to assure perfect timing and full use of the hands. New York 22 Cleveland 22 Boston 17 xDetroit 20 Philadelphia 15 St. Louis H Washington 13 xChicago 12 xNight game. 9 11 14 17 22 21 20 21 .710 .567 .548 .541 .405 .400 .394 .364 | No. 1 Contender Disappointing In Draw Fight With Mauriello Yesterday's Results Today's Games SOUTHERN* LEAGUE Nashville at Memphis afternoon. Chattanooga at Birmingham. Knoxville at Little Rock. Atlanta at New Orleans. NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at NPW York. Boston at Philadelphia. Chicago at Pittsburgh. Cincinnati at St. Louis. .\Aivjjirv\v LEAGUE New York at Washington. Philadelphia at Boston. -St. Louis at Cleveland, night game. Only games scheduled. deluxe service. Of_ the 14 clubs owned outright by the Cardinals, five now travel by train. fiVL- own their own buses and one travels by regularly scheduled bus line. None of these will be affected by the OCD order but three other teams, .Decatur, 111., in the Threc-I League, Springfield, Mo., in the Western Association and Johnson City, Tenn., of the Appalachian League have used char'^rcd buses. Rickey said he guessed that only about 50 per cent of the minor Icauuc teams owned buses. By JACK CUENTHER, that he felt at a loss against the Right and Red United Press Staff Correspondent tall and durable Italian boy. Maybe NEW YORK, May 23.—There Manager Jimmy Johnston should SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville at Memphis, postponed. Night Games: Atlanta 8. N»w Orleans 5 Ni " ht ( ' otlrt fur ni '-J' Workers Chattanooga at Birmingham, '' PITTSBURGH. Can. (UP)-De- postponed. | i'ense workers <-hould have every Knoxville at Little Rock, post- i opporiuniyt of appearing after oned j working hours. Justice of tl were two black-outs in town last night—and Rapid Robert Pastor was a party to both. At 9:30 p.m., engineers switched off the bright bulbs which guide the natives along Broadway and Fifth Avenue from the Battery to the Bronx. Hundreds of people, articularly those caught in taxi- abs with the meters clicking, fumed poned. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 5. Brooklyn 1. Boston at Philadelphia, game. Only games scheduled. the Peace (Michael J. Gatio declared in an- 'nouncmg that he would hold niiihl [court once ii work for traffic cila- ni"ht i tions rea '' VC( ' by employes of dei tense factories. 15V HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor This gives you a rough idea of what is happening all along the tracing fronts—on land, on the sea and in the air. Rough is riiiht. This particular phase of the .Navy's fitmvs program star-red when ex-collegians shook hands at the Great Lakes Training Station. Neither would release 1 grip. When the greeting took on tense proportions the pair decided to combine iheir specialties anc AMEIUCAN LEAGUE Detroit at Chicago, night. _. St. Louis at Cleveland, postponed. Only games scheduled. pass the product on to recruits Annual!'.-. American factories!' Thc r cs"H is a combat conscious produce more than 35.000.000! formula of mass wrestling- nvitl miles con on wrapping twine. Carbon monoxide, the deadly gas from the exhaust of an automobile. has no odor. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday. May 25, 8:30 p.m. Lowest Admission of any Wrestling .\rrna in America. NOTICE! CHANGE IN ADMISSION PKICE-AcltiUs :iOr. tax inc.; Reserved scats I5c; Children 17c. Reserved scat tickets on sale at Bus Station Cafe. SPECIAL CARD Prince Omar and Buddy Knox no holds burred. Chief Petty Officer Bob Antonacci. former Indiana wrestler, selected the best routines Iroin th American .stylo. Coxswain Reuper Hawkinson of Wisconsin auinncntec the with the choicest Jap- have touched up Maurieilo's face with charcoal to put Rapid Robert, at ease. Whatever the excuse. Pastor did not look quite like fodder for the Louis mill. Mauriello shoved him to the canvas in the first. At this early stage, the thousands of Mauriello rooters in the SI.15 seats rocked the rafters in sheer ecstasy. Three minutes nd fretted for some 20 minutes j later, when Pastor scored a knock- mtil once again conditions became down too, the-- weren't quite so lormal. Two hours later, in Madison iquare Garden, young Tami Mau- icllo turned out the green light vhich had been guiding Pastor to- varcis a third meeting with heavy- veight champion Joe Louis. Fewer people were affected by this one- nan black-out, but those who were, taxi ost much more than mere fare. For them conditions may icver again become normal. Pastor Disappointing With a potential million dollars in ^old just over the hill. Pastor stubbed his toe on a pocketful of ;ilver. The Saratoga Springer didn't lose this fight which had been advertised as just a warm-up foi the big show this Summer—but he didn't win it, either. When the 10 furiously contested rounds were finished, the 'referee and \ l .wo judges called it a draw. I thought Pastor won at leas' six rounds with one more round even. But that doesn't matter What does matter is that officially the bout has been recorded as i draw. The- sweet refrains of tha old fistic favorite—"We Wuz Rob bed"—will echo for many week to come but the decision won't be i altered. And last night's draw will hurt next Summer's draw. Mike Jacobs indicated that de- spit o ibis unexpected turn of affairs Jubilant. The crowd was completely one- sided, and for the first three rounds so was the fight, Mauriello tagged Pastor with looping rights—bang, jang, bang—but in the fourth matters evened up. The pace was so hot that a flash bulb exploded in the front row and the might just as well have sleep. The boys fought referee jone to fast—so fast the arbiter never once touched them. Pastor Takes Charge By the fifth the tide of battle turned. Pastor cuffed his younger rival at will in this round, in the sixth, in the seventh and in the eighth. At times it appeared that Tami was ready to topple. His right eye was gashed, hi.s wind was short and hi.s determination seemed exhausted. Bui he returned, with his earlier zip and socko. in the ninth. This one was a lulu. For two of the throe minutes the boys rocked each other at close range. It was Pier Six stuff—toe to toe. head to head and .smash for smash. Pastor hnd a shade the < Motorboat Body Recalls Trophies NEW YORK (NEA)—American Power Boat Association voted to recall all challenge trophies controlled by it and affiliated groups from competition for the duration of the war. Numbering 72 and including such a historic one as the Golc Cup, the trophies will be put back in circulation when motorboat racing is resumed on a normal basis Present holders will have first chance at them. liobby Cruickshank .'. with an iron. 'stron SOARING SKYSCRAPER Canyon, Tex.-^Al Baggett, coach of the tallest basketball team in the world at West Texas State, College, is in the Army Air Corps. SPARTAN SOPHOMORES East Lansing.—A list of Michigan State football candidates drawn up at the conclusion of spring practice reveals that 50 of the 7G on it are sophomores. Braves' Clyde Kluttz Is No Klumpp Says Stengel By NEA Service BOSTON.—Casey Stengel of the Braves is speaking: "Do you remember Elmer Klumpp? He was a atcher I had in Brooklyn. He has gone, but now I've got a Clyde Kluttz. I don't know which name is funnier, but this Kluttz is a real good catching prospect. We drafted him from the Cardinals' Sacramento farm for S7500, and it wasn't so long ago that Branch Rickey was willing to buy him for $30,000." The air in a room 18 by 12 by 9 This right arm gives Cleveland feet weighs about 165 pounds. Indians added pitching insurance. It belongs to Charles (Red) Em- brce. who won 21 and lost 5 for Wilkcs Barre last season pitched four/hit victory Philadelphia in first major league , start. C AS H Paid for Late Model AUTOMOBILES and TRUCKS. Repair and Body Work By Wyse Terry and Bob Bracken BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 117 E. Main W. T. Barnctt 1 and i over' 5PPESIDENT ily. towards Pastor but he didn't comment. In the dressing rooms, all reactions were standard. Pastor thought : he had won easily. Mauriello thought he had won easily. The managers thought a number of .mese methods. Hawkinson super- j he would continue his plans to pit vised a waukce. Saiiors —vs.— The Welch Brothers Two l-Fall 30-Minule Matches: Prince Omar -vs.- Joe Welch Roy Welch -vs.- Buddy Knox ju jutsu school in Mil- Pastor against Louis. Off his show] int: last night. Pastor would have toughen muscles with j U s much chance against the cham- bark bends and simple floor push ; pj on as a handful of corn in a ups. They shoulder 60-poxmd packs j hen house. tor more routines. They are pretty | §i ow j n starting i wf.u-y Bluejackets the first week, j He was particularly slow in the ; but by liic second give no quarter, j early rounds. Perhaps he hadn't i The group is taught the moM j fought a white man for .<o long i effective method of warding otr| | opponents. Before the first week: "~ ' ! ends, the class engages in ad| vancod Indian wrestling. i "Appetites and energy soar hiah- i esi." points out Coxswain Ha\v- I kinson. who contends ju i,s i greatly overrated and that it can 'i be .subdued with a few American I maneuvers. "During the i week we notice diminishing back and muscle stiffness, increased appetite and energy and more confidence." The third week the class rounds off the Petty Officer Antonacci and Coxswain Hawkinson describe as a realistic struggle. Football blocks. better of it and when the fmhters i thin ^- nonc important. The only touched hands for the- 10th I i important thing is that there will thought. Mauriello needed a knock-! bc no onc h ? 1 ? yI or days a " d , that cut to win. He tried hard for that! " wc wuz robbccl ' , tunc will keep knock-out-biit neither won. i ri * ht cn echoing-from two direc- Louis. who sat behind me. showed i tions al once little enthusiasm for the bout. While! even veteran boxing writers occa-j sionally yipped with the excitement i of it all. old Joe merely yawned.! When the bout ended I turned to' him and a.skcd who he thought had won. He pointed, rather .slecp- y jfOO Late IO FOR KENT ,;\r£e modern bedroom, close in: outside entrance. 403 Chickasawba. 5-23-ck- battie. and when it i.s concluded 'hey clamor for more. "V\V get down to solid 1'acts." says Antonacci. "There are no il- i lu.sion.s about etquette. "Tho Japs have no rule book, but they apparently forgot that second lwo man p] ay tnc S ame game." Chief Petty Officer Antonacci and Coxswain Hawkinson gleaned iho chaff from their specialties :»!ui the finished product includes , Mnuvs to help break the Nippo's course with what Chief ; backs. The Nippos. whose war lords 'old their little brown men that ihey were tackling short-winded roughhouse wrestling and ju jutsu ; pushovers, also apparently forget highlight tho workout, ;hat this counlry ^ways" excelled About 130 men engage in a maw al beating another at its'own game. NOTICE * The business of /i. R. Wetenka?np & Co. will be carried on as usual under the direction of Mr. /. F. McCalla. A. R. WETENKAMP & CO., Cotton Merchants. MON JUNE YOUR ONE AND ONLY; SPRING EXCURSION nly Boat Coming This Year MOONLBCHT S NKT /UCE HUGE RAINBOW BALLROOM 5 LUXURIOUS LOUNGES "CLUB PRESIDENT- MEZZ. 4 BEAUTIFUL POWDER ROOMS A CITY BLOCK LONG-90 FT. WIDE ALL-STEEL DECKS 6- HULL

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