The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1942 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 29, 1942
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PAGEEIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1942 Welterweights Fight 10- Rounder Before Mem- lis Fans Tonight Soccer, Played Everywhere, Seen .1 As New Pan-American Sports Link F 41 MEMPHIS, May 29—A couple of 147-pound boys, Bobby Bergcr, Chicago, and Jackie Byrd, Blytheville, battle over the 10-round route tonight in the feature engagement of' the American Legion's boxing show at the Hodges Field arena starting at 8:30 o'clock. Berger, a veteran campaigner with a formidable record, loom as a distinct threat to Byrd's present string of victories that includes a decision over Lew Jenkins, former, lightweight champion, and a one-round knockout of one Tiger Nolan here last week. Met Top Wellers That Berger won't be a Nolan is pointed out by his record. He has been fighting several years and has bee non the opposite side from some of the top welterweights of the ^ country. Last week in Detroit, Berger beat Hal Dettman of.Cleveland and is i ntop shape and ready to give Byrd- the works. His recent record produced a third-round knockout of Jimmy Pierce in Chicago and a decision over Sammy Cannado in Madison, Wis. He lost' a ninth-rond technical knockout to Pritzie Zivic, the former ruler of the welters, in Minneapolis some time ago. But that loss didn't take a great deal from his record for there are a lot of them that have been beaten by thd Pittsburgh Pelter. Licked Lew Jenkins And one of those was Jenkins, who lost a 10th round technical knockout to Zivic Monday night in Pittsburgh. Berger and Byrd put the finishing touches to their training last night and will weigh in with the remainder of the cast at 2 o'clock today at -the Catholic Club with the public invited to come and have a look. Promoter Milo Colomito plans to use the winner, provided he is impressive enough, against some of the better names of the division in future engagements. Wilhitc, Dabbs Remalched Tonight he will show Russell Wilhite and Johnny Dabbs, a couple of lightweights fresh from the Golden Gloves ranks, in a four- round return match. Wilhite took a decision over Dabbs last week to even the score, Dabbs had beaten Wilhite over the three-round route in the recent Golden Gloves tournament. LANE SCOTT8 Don't look now, but the lowly St. Louis Browns, for years the goats of the American League, have a passenger birth in fifth place. They're still several games out of the first division, but this is the highest they've flown in a good while. Seems Luke Sewell has succeeded where dozens have failed in firing his ball club with the .spark of ambition. The Brownies used to stand around hoping the other team would hurry up and done what all boxing lovers were afraid someone would do, namely, confirm the fantasy that Lee Savold should be considered as one of the top challengers for the heavyweight crown. Savold's victory over Lou Nova is the basis for the claim. Well, maybe Abie's right, but If they toss Lee in against the Bomber they'd better keep a vacuum cleaner handy just so all the spare pieces can • be picked up in case anyone is interested in re- score so they could go home to assembling Savold.- Momma. Now the boys seem to \ avc the unusual idea that they're Fancy, foot work Senor Angel Casarin of Atlanle Football Club of Mexico City makes goalie shy away during hot soccer mutch. Mexican Club's Visit Stresses Importance of Elder Football BY BURTON BENJAMIN NEA Service Staff Cor rcsiw rule nt NEW YORK.—If sports are to have a role in the promotion of Pan-American goorifellowship, U. Si. athletic brass hats had better forget track and field, American football, baseball, tennis and golf and concentrate on soccer. This oldest form of football and most universal combative sport in the world is the national game in Mexico, South and Central America. It is estimated that 2500 professionals and 35,000 amateurs play soccer in this country. Five times as many compete in Mexico alone. Soccer replaced bull-fighting as the national pastime south of the Rio Grande. ' These facts are emphasized as Mexico's national champions, Club Atlante of Mexico City, make an eight-game tour of this country. Nineteen strong, the southern neighbors were booked in St. Louis, OhScago. Balttmorl.', Philadelphia and Jersey City after opening in New York. THREE STARS ARE VALUED AT MORE THAN 5100,000 For an idea of the preeminence and scope of Mexican soccer, here are some pertinent facts on tho denus, former president of Mexico. She saw RentroUi play and fell in love. Club Atlantc's .stadium seats 8,000. Other Mexico City bowls re the Asturies (45,0001 and the Espana (30,000;. Crowds average 0,000. Double-headers are pliiyed with .he first game starting at 10 a.m., he second nt noon. As in Spain, :mll-fighting is now held in the afternoon, so as not to conflict. The eight teams comprising tho League of Mayors play the best soccer in Mexico. All profession- ils, they compete throughout the year. Teams are divided by aoroughs or districts, but, unlike American baseball, the unit is <: club, not a privately owned enterprise. TEAMWORK. SHORT PASS ARE MEXICAN FEATURES The sport enjoys wide prestige. Jen. Jose Manuel Nunez, chief of police in Mexico City, Ls president of Club Atlante. President Avillo Camacho seldom misses a grime. Former President Cardenas is a rabid spectator. Two oi the leading clubs—Necaxa jincl America— are headed by cabinet, ministers. Mexicans emphasize short passing combinations. They keep the Another four will send George, guests: Today's Sports Parade HY .IACK GUENTIIER, United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, May 29. (UP)—One of the closing chapters in the saga of a fabulous horse will be .sent to the binders this week Whirlaway, the bush-tailed king ol the turf, will stretch his royal legs in the $40,000 -Suburban handicap. Simultaneously, his admirers expect him to stretch his roya.' income beyond $400,000. As odds on such affairs arc rated, it is even money that the chestnut beauty from the Bluegrass belt will do it. For tha reason, the memorial day classic at Belmont should be historic. A last count the cannonball of Calu met had raked in $371,811. A Suburban victory would put hirr over the hump. Spooling- For Scahiscuit's Recorc Only one horse ever has won a. much as $400,0000. That was th ball on the ground, develop team- much-traveled Seabiscuit. The. ol work. Americans play the ga much like football, with a forcetui | 0 f patient and painful climbing kicking and rushing style. jnis exact mark, highest in his tor In 1940. Club Atlante played six | j s $437,730. This puts him . ap- games in this country, won four proximatcly $66,000 ahead of Whirl- aid to win ball games. Anyhow, hey're fighting like wildcats and on't seem to be the least bit wed by such teams as the Yanks r the Indians. It used to be that vhenever the fence-busting New Workers came to town every third Brownie player showed up with lousemaid's knee. Now they wel- ome Mr. DiMaggio and his breth- en with open arms—and a smack >n the kisser. Johnny Niggeling, a :ocky young pitcher, is more than a little responsible for the change. Johnny has all the confidence and ight of a Dizzy Dean, without the jlorious Pop-Off's gift of gab. And tonight's the . night that Jackie Byrd meets Bobbie Berger, pretty fair veteran who has bouts with Zivic and other hot shots to his credit. Jackie, who sent Lew Jenkins back to his string band a cw weeks ago, is fighting his first real bout since the Jenkins encounter. Tis true that Byrd has met several boys in the last couple of weeks, but they've been little more than sparring partners. Tonight, according to the wise guys, the Blytheville pride will have to open up in order to overcome the superior experience of the canny Berger. Memphis is holding its breath over the bout. And a meeting has been called for all the members of the Blytheville softball team and all those who are interested in the sport. Said meeting will take place Tuesday night at the City Hall about 8 o'clock. Purpose is to talk over various angles of the coming season. •The Baseball Standings and tied two. away figures to cut the difference Britt, Blytheville, and Bobby Jerome, Memphis lightweight, in- another return match. They drew last week. Another four wil feature Dub McMillen, Memphis, and Stanley Miller, Memphis, and a ne- gro four will open the show. Rental Property Why worry collecting rents, paying taxes and looking after repairs when you can get rental experts to take care of it for you. We will save you all the worry and get more net rental out of the property than you do. We can write you insurance, also. Sec us. for service. THOMAS LAND CO. 25 Years Experience Eleven players are valued at 1.500,000 pesos (approximately $300.000). Three international stars—Fernando Gracia, center half back; Martin Ventrola. outside right; and Leonardo Munloch, outside left—were bought by Club Atlante for more than $100,000. Garcia, a 28-year-old wizard, is rated the greatest center half in the world. He started with F. C. Barcelona in Spain. Two years ago Club Atlante sold his release to the Velez Sarsfield Club ,of Argentina for $55,000, but bought him back last winter. His salary is $800 per month. Munloch also played with F. C. Barcelona, was a South American phenomenon with F. C. Nacional of Montevideo. Club Atlante paid $35,000 for him. Ventrola ,• a imanimoup. choice for the national team, is married to a cousin of Gen. Lazaro Car- Soccer officials maintain the join half in the Suburban. He ; will Good Neighbor sports policy has i have good ones to beat—Challedon, promoted and played American iMioland. Market Wise, Attention promote dand played American and others—but he has defeated Now the turf experts are forecasting a top notch feud between Alsab and Shut Out in the forthcoming Belmont Stakes. Shut Oul garnered a number of friends and supporters through liLs victory in the recently-held Withers Mile These same Shut Out converts claim that their new-found prize nag will lick the tar out of Alsab though they're ready to admit tha none of the other hosses so fa: entered in the race are capable o taking the Preakness champ. I does took - like, however, t^ia Shut Out's backers come from th ame school of thought that laimed the Japs were only bluff- ng. From a southern exposure, it ooks like Devil Diver, Alsab and Requested will finish in that order. SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L Pet. Memphis 31 16 .600 Atlanta .. 28 22 .560 New Orleans 23 22 .511 ^Little Rock ...24 23 .511 Birmingham 24 23 .511 xNashville .. 21 24 .46 hattanooga 19 27 .413 Knoxville 18 31 .36 x—Night game. ' AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet, New York 27 10 .730 Cleveland 23 17 .575 Detroit 24 20 '.545 Boston 19 19 .500 xSt. Louis 19 22 .463 Washington 17 22 .436 Philadelphia 17 27 .386 xChicago 15 24 .385 x—Night game. games, in which we naturally excel. The results have been more in tho nature of exhibitions than competition. How much wiser, they point out. for us to develop a game which those to the south already play a.s well as any people in the world. American soccer players may be our new good-will ambassadors. MAKE GLENMORE YOUR NUMBER ONE BOURBON them before. Whirlaway Has Been Lucky Whirlaway probably is the only one of the potential! great thoroughbreds of the last decade who hasn't been smacked by the jinx which always taints the best. Dozens of famous horses have been knocked out by that jinx—Bime- lech, Stagehand, Lawrin, Dauber and Challedon. Whirlaway hasn't fought the fight that Seabiscuit or Sun Beau didi To him, it has been oats and hay and one triumph after another. His only real opposition has come from himself. That was during the brief spell last spring when he insisted on running wide. Big Ben Jones cured that quirk Softballers To Go To Manila For First G rpi rp • i . arne Inetc I om.i»1it n The Blytheville softball team will meet Manila in a pame to be play- d there tonight This will be the irst game of the season for the anri smcc thcn the middling-sized RICHER TASTING Its famous Barton / formu/a mofces Gfenmore Kentucky's Ff'nestl MILDER, SMOOTHER Pour Gfenmore and you'll make every Jrfnlt o winner! ocal softtoallers. Manila has already player! several times. Erwin Jones, ace Blytheville pitcher, and Dal ton Tafl, veteran catcher, will take care of the hurling and catching department for the local team. Game time Ls 7^30 p.m. Yesterday's Results SOUTHER?; LEAGUE Knoxville 0, Memphis 8. Birmingham 1, Atlanta 0. Nashville at Little Rock, night game. Only games. Now Abie Green, president of the National Boxing Association, has NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L Pet. Brooklyn 29 11 .725 xSt. Louis 22 17 .564 Boston. 23 19 .548 Cincinnati 19 20 .487 xPittsburgh 19 22 .463 New York 19 22 .463 Chicago 19 23 .439 Philadelphia 13 28 .317 x—Night game. . The oratory now under construction at St. Joseph's Shrine, Montreal, in the Province of Quebec, will accommodate 15,000 pilgrims at one time. leads a "double li fe It AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 3. Philadelphia 2. Detroit fi. Cleveland 2. Washington 5. Boston 1. Chicago at St. Louis, night came. son of crazy old Blenheim II has jbeen on the high road. He won $77,27:") as a juvenile and another $272.380 at three. This year he picked up $20,000 in the Dixis but he hasn't had a chance ye to get rolling. Even so. the ease with which he has won jolts the imagination. Money Earner Extraordinary He ha.s earned his $371.811 in approximately an hour and seven minutes of running time. E^'cn the mint, seldom knocks it off faster <han that. Although Whirlaway hasn't been jhrset by injuries, he has had his jtrnmh raps occasionally. He lost jthe Arlington classic to a second- fikht horse and lost almost S40.000 vvUh it. He lost the Gold nip to Marker. Wise although hr broke a North American record in losing And he was cut out of a potential $150.000 during the winter. The closing of Santa Anita park robbed him of that. Under normal NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn (i. Boston 4. Chicago 2. Cincinnati 1 ( 12 in- ! nn-nmstances. V/hirlaway already i. be over that hump. Instead. St. Louis at game. Only games. Pittsburgh, night Today's Games SOUTHERN I,K AC, I IK Memphis at Little Rork. nidit Atlanta at Chattanooga. Birmingham at Now Orleans. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Now York nt Brooklyn. Philadelphia at Boston. Cincinnati at Chicago. Only games scheduled. 'hr is forced to go the hard way if m- the first—and probably the i lasi. rime—in his career. Once he passes the 'Biscuit. Whirlaway will he retired to domestic life and hf will send up his sons to cany " !1 whore he leaves off. The happy' rt'.'imu should be provided around "'" _middlc of the Summer. It shnuirj corne i n r jther the Butler i 0! ' the Massachusetts handicap. jArtrr that. Whirlaway will go back ito lu's Bluegrass home. AMERICAN LF.AGTF Boston at. Philadelphia. mt;hi. Washington at New York. Cleveland at Detroit. Chicago at St. Louis. POUR GLENMORE.. .YOU GET MORE corn. 19*7 CLENMORE DISTILLERIES CO., INCORPORATED . LOUISVILLE, KY. For of all Kinds See G. G. Caudill Agency Glencoe Hotel Blrtg:. 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