The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 28, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 28, 1944
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BLYTI1EVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 19-14 Improved Chicks DefeatJZoUiervitte. 19 to 0 Hood Provides " Scoring Spark • Nicholson and Pogue Also Cross Goal Line On Touchdown Runs Led by Halfback Sian Kood, the Blytheville Chlckasaws took another big step along the victory trail by beating down a stubborn baud of Maroons .from Collierville, (Tcnn.), 19-0,' here last night, Hood, wlio has blossomed overnight into a swivel hipped, elusive running back, was the big gun In the powerful attack Hint netted 237 yards on the ground and 68 additional yards on three successful passes, and recorded touchdowns in the first, third and fourth quarters. The 153 -pound star not only led bolh teams in yards gained, but had a finger in all the scoring pies. He carried the ball 12 times during the hard fought, Interesting game and showed a net gain of 110 yards. Nearest to him on the offensive chart was Prank Nicholson, his halfback running mate, with a net 40, and Briggs, hard driving back wlio opened at center and switched lo the rj.vrkfield early in Ihe contest, with 35 net yards. Hood Stages Marathon Hood reeled off the longest and most brilliant run shortly after the fourth quarter got under way when he wheeled around right end, dodged; spun mid fought his way out into the open for a scinttlating and spectacular 49-yard touchdown run. Just a few minutes before he faded back and shot a beautiful 38- yard pass lo Nicholson wlio raced the remaining 20 yards unmolested over the final strip for touchdown No. two. He set up the first score with a fine 12-yard run to the Collierville seven when Ihc contest was still In rompers for the finest Individual performance seen here Ihis season. Much praise belongs lo the Maroon and White forward wall. With Gerald Blomeyer, Captain Joe Neil Ratcliff, Billy Koonce nnd J. L. Johnson especially outstanding the forwards stopped the big visiting backs : and kept them well under control for most of the way. Their entire backfield gained only 55 net yards and mnde only one serious scoring threat, the second quarter as they advanced lo the Blylhcville 24 Four plays Inter Ihe Maroons surrendered die ball on downs six yards back from their starting point. Chicks Fire First **• The Chicks fired (he first volley at the visitors as the game got under way and it paid oil with, n six point lead. David Sylvester gathered in Briggs'. opening kickoft on the 20 and raced to the 40 before being downed. Nicholson cracked left tackle for one, then legged It around left, end for 29 yards fo Hie Collierville 30. Pogue busted the middle lor two and Nicholson roared back with a ueali sovcn-yarder at left tackle. Hood Icstcd right tackle .for two and a first down on the ID. He then circled end for 12 and first | down on the seven. Nicholson Trojans Spoil N. Little Rock's Perfect Record Ily Unlicd I'rcss The Hot Springs Trojans upset the apple-carl last night when Ihcy trounced the previously undefeated nnd untied North Little nock Wildcats 21 to 10 at North Little Rock. And It was (he Trojan halfback, Bud Canada, who gel.s the credit for the upset by. spearheading Ills (cam to the victory. Other conference results last night: Hope downed Cnmden 27 to 3; El Dorado upset PJne Bluff 19 to H; Jonesboro took Forrest City 10 16.7, and Husseilville beat Port Smith 10 to H. Other scores.last night Included; Litllc Rock 7 Memphis Central 0. Huntsvillc 25, Harrison 0. Monlicello 2C, Fordycc 0. Texarknna 20, Afagnolla 7. West Helena 31, Holly Grove 7. Brlnfclcy 26, Collon plant 0. Bald Knob 13, Newport 7. Marked Tree 21, Paragould 1. Scarey 14. Hiilesvllle 8. Ashdown H, Homllon 12. Army Takes Paul Dean FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 28 (UP) —The Army has accepted Paul Dean, younger half of the former pitching combination of Dizzy and Daffy. He Is now mvailltig nsslgti- (iient at Fort Smith. Dean, who tossed for the Little Rock Travelers just season, spent six years on the St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff. He is now the Sergeant Belkas On Mat Program BAAF Wrestler Will Clash With Allen Here Monday Night The mat rivalry of Scrgt. Chris Bclkas, wrestling Instructor al the BlythevJlle Army Air Field, and Roy (Egghead) Allen, the im- Ihalchcd kicking star, Is In for another briefing, which ought lo be Kood news for the enthusiasts along cauliflower row. Promoter Mike Meroney announces he has scheduled both to appear on the all-star program Monday night. They not only will clash in the feature lag malch, hut are down for one of (he 30- mlnutc preliminaries. • Two oilier local favorites are also curded for the extra-special Card. They arc "Irish Eddie" Malone, (he good natural, smiling Irishman who of laic IMS been exceedingly hard lo get along wllh Inside the squared circle, nnd Buck Lawson, former Navnl chief and commando Instructor at the Norfolk Navy yard. Teams Arc Strong Pairings for the lag match fea- lure, which ought to rake Ihe hair even on baldhcadcd fans, bring Allen nnd Lawson together on one side, with Belkas learning wllh Malone. /To complcle the program Malone and Lawson collide In the other Individual Tied to n Washington desk since last May as assisianl deputy chiel of naval operations Rear Adml Arthur W. Radford, above, of Grinnel, la., has returned to sea duty He is considered one ol the Navy's most brilliant experts in aircraft carrier tactics. as blocked The game rocked along with neither side showing a decided ntl- yanlage and bolh lossing away fine scoring chances with faulty ball handling and penalties until late in the third period. Johnson recovered for Blytheville on his own 42 as H. Russell fumbled Billy Oolong's punt. On the first play Hood faded way back and heaved a perfect aerial bomb into the outstretched arms of Nicholson wlio had dashed behind the defending halfback. Frank didn't have to check his pace so perfect was ihe toss and he went over .standing up without a hand being placed on him. Hood added the^ extra point by whipping wide around right end and the Chicks led, 13-0. Penallics Slop Drive The Chicks generated a promising .drive after .taking Ihe ball away from Collierville but were Unvaried by successive penalties. On an exchange of punts Briggs booted badly out of bounds on his own 49. That set the stage for Hood's great run to end the scoring for the evening as Sylvester, failed to rack up the extra point on a sneak. Coach Arvil" Green gave several of his substitutes a chance to show their wares after the last touchdown and the Anal whistle found them pecking away and doing quite •well Dan Caldwell on his first trip With the ball pulled out and went around end for 15 yards, only to have the play called back and Blytheville penalized for backfield in opposite side us the game ended. Lineups and summary: Johnson Kcmpcr . . Koonce . .. Blomeyer . . Ratclitl (c) Wilson . ... Ferguson . . Sylvester . .. Hood Nicholson ..LE.. . ...L.T... . ...LG... C ...RG... ...RT... ...RE... ...QB... ...LH... ..RH... (c) Baxter Cartw right Dunn ,.. . Briggs ... . Mortor Coop . Vniighan C. Russet . . Mynalt Gurkl'n Pogue FB Perkins Substitutes—Blytheville: D. Caldwell, UeLong, Lutes, Grey, Koonce Ashby, Slone, Lancashire, C. Cald-' well, Harrison. Collierville: H. Russell, Rogers, Mike claims ho arranged this show for ln'o spccliil reasons, and bolh of them pertain to the likes and dislikes of local random. The customers, wlio aflcr all pay the freight, seem to prefer tag matches lo the Individual Ihrce-fall matches. But Ihey also have been :lamorlng for another malch between Belkns and Allen. So, Mike wisely arranged for a tag malch iVilh bolh clever aces ns principals Jut In opposite corners. Then, loo, Lhey have a chance to lock horns In (lie opener. Score Is Tied The Individual score between Bel- tais nnd Allen stands nt one match apiece, "Egghead" snapped the local soldier's ten-match winning streak earlier In the year in one of the most brilliantly contested matches ever to lie staged here. Fans raved over it for weeks and claimed there would never be another as :reat. But there was. The second lime they clashed was jusl as cleverly fought and exciUng as Ihe first, and many fans claimed It was even better than the first. Possibly the enthusiasts were prejudiced because Clirls turned lli c inljles on his former conqueror. At aiv they ivere ring- classics Unit will go down in Legion history as two of the best. And they should uir.-y their wares right Inlo Iliis show Monday night with all the skill and enthusiasm of the other meetings. Gianls Have Feud The meeting of Lawson and Malonc carries more than more passing interest. There Is a pretty lively feud cooked up between Ihc two, accord- Ing lo well informed circles, which probably will add fuel to Ihc fireworks when (hey get together, not only in their individual affair, but the Ing match, too. As in the case of Belkns and Allen, these fellows can always get another chance lo alone lor what happened before. Duck and Eddie have been unusually brilliant — and rough— on their last several slnrts. They have been rock and sock minded and have spared neither, ir they bolh adhere lo their former tactics It too should be very, very interesting—and double rough. Softies and those bothering wilh weak hearts It* DOPE BUCKET BY J. P. FillENU WANTS TO KNOW When Harold Mason, the young Southeast Mlssouilan, won Ihc first National Cotlon Picking Contest back in 1940 little did the sponsors, lilythevllle city dads, and Ar- voii might make about cotton, bill I know there are always some Doubling Thomases scallcred around who huve the idea that their neck of the woods Is G'od's Country. Yon 1 KNOW lhat Northeast Arkansas, dream they were also gain- kunsas and Southeast Missouri IS Ing a champion member of the Chamber of Commerce, one who made his business to spread the km THK SPOT. Now Mississippi County, Arkansas, fame or the Wonder State, and the doesn't raise TWO percent, of all King Cotlon classic, In the wide Pacific area. It has developed that Harold not only can pick a mean cotton row, hut Is sold on this sccllon of the state and Is passing the news around to those who will Ilslcn. Apparently his loud claims that Mississippi County, Arkansas, Is the greatest cotlon producing county in lhc world lias fallen on ears of some skcpllcs, And lo prove his point beyond a nueslloii of a doubt Private Mason—now a member of Uncle Sam's Engineers somewhere In the Pacific—lias written the local Chamber of Commerce for some concrete proof to show the fellows who have pooh-poohed his assertions. SETS PICKING ItKCOKI) In case your memory hns gone inlo hiding and refuses lo come out for nlr, young Mason was acclaimed the workl champion cotton picker following his selection"us the best from a field of more than 115 contestants from all over the Soulh and West. Then only 15 and still In school al Cooler, Mo., Harold gathered a net 127 pounds of the fleecy slnple which was lops Ihen and hasn't been exceeded since. He received 1000 brand new crisp one dollar bills as his reward and said he Intended to put it away to further his schooling after he was graduated from prep school. But before he had a chance lo put lhc government letlucc to work on that ambition lie answered the call to arms and joined lhc Army. The Idlers follow: Co. B 1TO7 Eng. CB/.: APO 244 % Postmaster Sun Francisco, Calif.' Chamber of Commerce, Blytheville,. Arkansas. Dear Sir: I believe I once heard it stated that Mississippi County alone produces Iwo percent of Ihc world's supply o! cotton. I don't doubt. It but some of Ihe men from oilier collon producing slates do. I would ' 5 vn Vf: 1 "Wreciatc It if you would send mo ™ ! the annual bales of cotton Mississippi County produces and nlso how many bales the world produces lin- minlly. I know Arkansas has some of Ihe best soil in lhc world but some people think it is all hills. I would appreciate an immediate answer, It possible. Sincerely yours, Harold Mason. SEND THE INFORMATION Immediately upon receipt of the V-mnll letter Secretary J. Mcll Brooks assembled all the available booklcls and information on Mississippi Calmly, the national cotton picking contest, a batch of statistics, and enclosed them with the following letter to young Mason: Oct. 25, 1944. Dear Harold: I have your letter of Oct. 11, 1944, in which you ask for lhc real dope on the cotton production of Mississippi County, Arkansas. You were the champion cotton picker of the world in 1910 nnd no cnii well afford to remain at home, one should question a ny statements Langlcy. Scoring—touchdowns, Blytheville: Pogue (scrimmage); Nicholson (pass from Hood); Hood (49-yard run). Extra points—Blytheville: Hood (end run). Passes — Blytheville completed three out of 10 for 54 yards and had one Intercepted. Collierville completed one out of eight for 12 yards. First Downs—Blytheville 11, Collierville 5. Penalties—Blytheville nine for 95 yards; Collierville five for 45 yards. Score by quarters: Collierville 0 0 0 0—0 Blytheville 6 0 -7 6—19 Officials: Relerce—Adams (Arkansas S(a(e>; (Southwestern); If inplre—Garrison Headlincsman — Hobcrt Tubbs (Little Hock High School'; Field Judge — Hurley (Iowa). WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, Oct. 30, 8:75 p. m. Lowest Admission at any VVrcslling Arena In America. • Adnlts, 36c, Tax, 45c. Reserved Seats, 12c, Tax 3c-To- W, lac. Children's Scats 12c, Tix 3c, Total, 15c, Reserved Seats On Sale at the Legion Arena Every Monday from 6 p. m. on TAG MATCH Roy Allen & Buck Lawson versus Chris Belkas & Eddie Malone Two 30 Jllnult Preliminaries Roy Alien Chris Belkas Buck Lawson vs. Eddie Malone Mr. Farmer: We Con Add Months To The Life Of Our modern equipment can hanrtlc even your largest tires. Repairs In time will save you both dollars and work" days Estimates without obligation. GUARANTEED WORK — CE/L/NG PRICES MODINGER POETZ TIRE CO. Hwy. 61 North Phono 2201 FARM LOANS 1% Present Loans Refinanced. Liberal Property Valuation. COMPARE OUR SERVICE NOBLE GILL AGENCY "Complete Insurance Service" GLENCOE BLDG, PHONE 3131 Passes Enable Parkin To Beat Sem/no/es At Osceo/o, 19 to 6 OSCEOLA, Ark,, Oct. 28.—Par-, more yarils. It was a magnificent terrific Tigers packed loo play. weight nnd scoring punch kin's much for Osccola here last night as they lacked up a 19-0 conference victory to blast the Semhioles' faint championship hopes. The Semhioles slopped lhc vaunted Parkin running attack cold a dead North Pole seal but halt their overhead produced their three not that could game touchdowns. II was- a great night tor forward passing as the Seminoles scored llH'ir lone touchdown via the heaving method us Ihe big Parkin line likewise relallnled with an Jmprcfjiiable dcfeiwe that completely Iwltled up the fleet tribal backs, Denver Wilson and Robert Clay Driver. Enil Doesn't Miss Hlfihl End Hauner was on the receiving end of all three Tiger touchdown throws. The bailie Jack The lineups: Osceola (C) Uic cotton grown In the USA, but it does raise- ONE mul SEVEN TENTHS PERCENT—and that's no bologna. Mississippi County, Arkansas, Ciittcndcn County, Poinsclt County, Dmiklln Comity (M<>.) nnd Pcni- Iscol County (Mo.) have a long lime production record that is second to none in the world, night now, there is so damned much cotton being picked, nnd In lhc fields, that compresses, Kins and oil mills are rim- nliil! 24 hours a day and seven days n week and it looks like we will be, picking cotlon in March—Now, if I cud '/one when Grantham jumped H. Griffin A fourlh quarter Parkin offense, climaxed by another accurate chunk by Stancel to his partner, Hauner, put the ball on the Osccola one-yard lino. It was no trick at all for the 185-pound captain to lunge over on a sneak. Griffins I'lay Well John Lloyd Griffin turned in a masterful performance despite the loss of a thumb suffered earlier in the day. His brother, Henry, injured his ankle In Ihe second lo come ------ — bone Is fraclured. Gene Slianeyfclt, Gene Stan Kramer, Tom Cross Sartain, Mclvin Waggoner and Tommle Uannister were particularly outstanding on defense for Osccola. Stancel, Blake Hauner and Wood shone for the winners. Athletic Program At BAAF Postponed The taxing and wrestling bouts between BAAP athletes, scheduled for the Recreation Hall Monday night, have been postponed until Wednesday at 8 p.m., Lieut. Allen A. Hurley, assistant physical training officer, announced today. The change was made to avoid conflicting with the Monday night wrestling Ixnits held at the American Legoin Arena under (he super. vision of Mike Meroney. ( quarter and was unable back. It Is feared the wasn't so very old when he slipped Cross out into a vacant spot in the Sem- 3. Griffin inole defense and took a 15-yard Butler pitch from Robert Slancel Ihen Bannister ftdded the other 13 yards via Ihe Kramer dash route. Again in Ihe second Sartain period he conveniently was In the Carlisle sonic ol your doubting friends can mulch that just tell them to "put up or shut up." Incidentally, if they waul to bet a buck or two, take them on for me. 1 am enclosing some printed mat- Icr that gives a prelty fair brief story—and you can lay your payday on that, loo. This year, 1B44, it looks as though the tolal US production will run somewhat over 12,000,000 bales and of that amount Mississippi County will turn in at least 250,000 bales. Prom lhat yon cull sec that Mississippi County, Arkansas, will produce about two percent of Ihe crop in the US.' AUKANSAS DRAWS VISITORS Now. as to those birds who think Arkansas all hills, you can just show them the pictures. Arkansas does have hills—the world famous Ozarks; the Ouacliltas; famous Crowley ttidge; Hot Springs. It has things that people come from all parts of the world lo enjoy. And it also has the famous Alluvial Delta which is Ihe richest agricultural section of all the world. In fact, (he soil here is so good that there are only 10 counties in Ihe entire United Stales that produce more (arm crop value than Mississippi County. \Ve had a nice cotton picking con- .cst Ihis year. All Ihe former title holders except you were here, and of course you were engaged in more serious work. Wesley Buck, from Hornersvllle (who won first last year) placed scconci this year and jot (he $250. Eliga Gordon and Morris Ware didn't do so well. A man from Monetlc won first prize. We are figuring on having a contest for all [ormer winners after the war is finished and everybody gets back home. This year all Ihc spectators were told why you could not be on hand [o defend your title and they are looking forward for you back In time for the 19'15 contest. I enjoyed very much having ;i letler from you and I hope the dope this letter will help get Ihe arguments settled. Quite often I get letters from some of "our boys" who want to know about this or that and it gives me a lot of pleasure to send them the dope. It's rather Irile to say "good luck and stuff like that" but I am going to close Ihis letter by saying exactly that, and add a few words like "give liiein hell,, pour it on and stuff." up and fired a beauty in his gen- Driver eral direction. Hauner proved to Waggoner have .sticky fingers as lie held on Wilson io the oval with a miraculous! catch. Neither conversion was complete and the visitors held 33-0 advantage mark. Scminulcs Start at the half-way Throwing Craning back aflcr, the rest period Ihe Locals opened an aerial defense of their own and in practically no lime at all had manufactured a touchdown and six points for their half of the scoreboard. The first prospective surge featured by a 30-yard beauty from' Denver Wilson to Jimmy Carlisle bogged down deep in Parkin ter- rilory, but a little later Witem collaborated with Long Tom Cross lo score by virtue of a 20-yard pass nnd subsequent run of 30 Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 I'. M, Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Woshed Air Cooling System Saturday 'HAIL TO THE RANGERS" with Charles Slarrcll Serial & Short Saturday OWL SHOW 'PARDON MY RHYTHM' A Universal Piclure Selected Shorls Sunday and Monday 'WING AN DA PRAYER" with Don Amcclie & Dana Audrcivtt Fox News & Short Pos. Parkin (19) L E Shaver LT Blake LG Rust on C Nix no St. Glair RT Jenkins RF, Hauner QB Stance! LH ' Wood RH Jumper FB Graiilliam (Osccola)—Shancy- fclt, Jones, Shelden, Lillicrap Williams. Parkin substitutes—Brenner Ross, Thomas and Hitt. Officials: w. p. Harlan, referee; Pope, umpire; Robert Substitules: Milton Shaver, head linesman and Basil Seagravcs, field judge. TRUSSES Slei'l and Klantlc STEWART' S Dr o f S t «r t Mniri A Laif ('hone 282 CHICKASAW West Main Ne»r Zlst St. Sat starts 12:45; 8nn. utarts 1:« Night showa 5:45 Eicept Monday, opeiu 6:4S Continuous shows Bat. and 8nn. Last Time Today Double Feature "MAN FROM CHEYENNE" with Hoy Itogcrs anil 'GALS, INCORPORATED' with Leon Krrol Serial: "G-Men vs. (lie Black Dragon" Comedy Sunday and Monday "SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT" irilh Dun Amechc & Janet Blair Universal News Comedy. R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WKEK-DAV MCHT8 Box Office Opens 7:15—Show Slarts at 7:30. BATOKDAYS & SUNDAYS Boi Office Opens 1 Show Starts 1:15 Saturday "LEGION OF THE LAWLESS" with George O'Brien Third Clniiiter: "The Iron Claw" Comedy Saturday OWL SHOW "NO HANDS ON THE CLOCK" Chester Morris & Jean I'arkcr Comedy Sunday and Monday Tuesday "THE STORY OF DR. WASSELL" (In Technicolor) Gary Cooper KKO News & Comedy I'M SAVING WASTE PAPER!" Yes ... waiting is hard. But it's easier whea you're doing something to protect and aid him ,.. and bring him home soonerl Your Government gays that waste paper i» tha No. 1 war ihortaga. There'* your opportunity 1 For waste paper is overywhere. Newspapers^ magazines, wrappings, corrugated paper . .. bundle them all in packages about 12 inchei high and turn them in. The very waste paper you tie up may well b» made into paperboard that package* th« K-rations, ammunition or blood plasma youf fighting man will usa. So enlist the children. Enthuss your bort and friendt. Scour Rttica and basement* Than start a regular »ystem of saving and bundling your wasU papar for war. Iff so Httls to do , . , • nd It may mean io much to him I U.S. Victory WASTE PAPER Campaign Open 7:09 Show Starts 7:15 Last Time Today 'Frontier Law' uilh Russell Harden .fc Fuzzy Knifht Serial: "Desert Hawk" Short Saturday Midnight Show Sfarts II p. m. 'Roger Touhy, Gangster 7 with I'rcslon Foster, Victor McLuglen Lois Andrews Sclcclca Shorts Sunday and (Monday 6«H KISS-IteBitWJSSM-Pimf KISS Paramount News Short

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