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PAGE SIX BLYT11EVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1942 Softball Game Won By Blytheville On Manila Grounds Eddleman To Enter U. of Illinois Both teams showed unmistakable traces of ealry season jitters last Anight as the Blytheville soflballers. playing at Manila, won a wild contest 13 to 3. Both Blytheville and Manila .showed unquestionably that they have the characteristics of good tall clubs, but in last night's game even the usually dependable vet-, erans of the two teams went hay- , wire. Blytheville juggled the ball for four errors, while Manila butter- .fingered their way to nine. Manila, .getting only one hit. scored their ( "three runs, when Erwin Jones, Bly- ; theville's' ace pitcher, lost sight of j j the plate in the third inning. Jones, who has not been able to practice for the last 10 days, was a mile away from his usual form. During the four innings that he pitched, he allowed only one hit and struck out' eight batters, but he walked a total of five men and, upon one occasion, completely threw the ball away. Despite their 13 runs, Blytheville only got eight clean hits. A number of times they got on base by virtue of walks and several times j were safe on errors but, all in all, the much vaunted hitting power of the local team was gone with the wind. Jones slammed the only foui bagger of the game. Whittle, Griffin, Monk Mosley and the other Blytheville sluggers were under wraps all evening long. In the field, Jimmy Lutes, recruit shortstop, was perhaps ' the outstanding performer. Several times he saved his team from trouble with some fancy groundwork that really looked good. Upon one occasion, one o£ the Manila batters slammed a scorcher that looked like a sure hit through the pitcher's box. Jones managed to take some of the steam off the ball and Lutes came charging in to snag the apple and throw the run- Red Returns Robert (Red) Rolfe. New York: veteran, is ready to Lake his place at third base and second position in Yankee batting order. He had been suffering from colitis. BY BUKTON BENJAMIN NEA Service Staff Correspondent CEfNTRALlA, 111.,—D wight Eddleman, a cum'oiiuilion of Frank Merriwell and the whole Rover ;ian. will enter Illinois in the fall. Fourteen univorsjiii-.s thought .9-year-old Dyku Kddlnnan had 10 much cultural promise, they ,ent emissaries to induce him to ry their ivy. Five »l the uood- vill ambassadors were form West- rn Conference' schools. Scouts from the Chk-iuo Cubs, Brooklyn Dodg'.-rs smd St. ' Louis Cardinals made tin: Central hi unket. They proffered ;i diil'cn-nt ort of ivy—the Mor^eiUliati j-reen 'ariety. But the six-foot two-inch. 188- xnnid answer In ;ui educator's dream passed up baseball for col- ege and picked Illinois His choice s not surprising. Champaign has become ;t mecc.i lor home-grown durliu^s. High schools are shipping their Mr. Bigs to the suite university. A remarkable athleiic rcMit^cnce is taking place at Illinois. DYKE WILL NOT 1'LAY FOOTBALL IN COLLKGK What can Dyke Eddlemuu do? Football: A freshman rnd candidate, he was injured and did not play until a knee operation put himin shape for his senior year. He moved to quarterback, ranked fifth among Ln '' state's scorers, captained the all-state team. He runs brilliantly, punts a wet ball CO yards, drop kicks extra points, plays a corking defensive game. He does not plan to play college football. Baseball: Centialia has no baseball team, but he attended Culver Military Acadcmv during the sum- icr and pitched for the varsity. Scores Technical Knockout After Sizzling Attack To Body Of Berger LANE SCOTTS Dyke Eddleman puts new kick in Illinois athletics.. ner out at first. Pete Cheiser. Blvtheville's new pitcher, took the mound for the flingcr. pitched a much better game than , the score would indicate. He allowed only eight hits, but was hurt by seven bases on balls and by his teammates' errors. The boy shows a lot of talent, though his youth and lack of seasoning plainly put him on the hot last three innings of the game and spot several times showed a world of promise. He didn't allow a hit or a run and struck out one man. Manila put a team on the Held .that was a long way from being a pushover. Most of> the players were young and inexperienced but they showed a lot of potential ability. In fact, it was the younger .players who showed up the best for Manila. The Blytheville pitchers; Lutcs ss Storey, Manila outfielder, was hitting the ball longer and harder than any of his mates last night and got his team's only hit when he slammed a powerfully-hit single to right field in the first inning. Box Scores Blytheville Taft c ab. h. r. e were laying for veterans like Wall ! and clean-up slugger Jolliff. Neither was able to get the ball out of the infield. Jolliff was struck out on every appearance he made in the batter's box. Trigger Wall, shortstop and manager of the Manila club, sparked his. outfit on defense. His fielding was smooth all evening long and set up the only double play of game in the sixth inning. 'Edwards, Manila's highly touted 4 2 H. Mosley 2cl 3 Blackard 2d 0 Griffin 1st 3 Whittle rf 4 M. Mosley 3d 3 Crawford cf 3 Ray cf 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 Shelton sf-2d . Cunningham If Jones p-sf CheLscr p Totals .34 8 13 ICpPR.1**! BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. it ie won five of six starts, one of and socked six high jumped -feet 6 3-4 inches, only three icm a one-hitter.- omc runs. Track: He has in the Mount Vernon game, he 'dribbled the length of the floor three times for baskets. LEADS CAGEIIS TO STATE TITLE He led the Ecldlemaniacs, as the team was called, to a state championship this year although weakened by a streptococus infection. A dose of .sulfanilimidc left him tired, robbed him of his speed ights of an inch under the nu- land snapped his reflexes. He scored lonal high school record. H<- also j only H points against Freeport road jumps and runs the quurter- lilc. Basketball: His favoriie sport .nd probably . his besi. Scored 702 points in 156 games in four cars of competition, an average f 17 -plus per game. In 35 games pom <the week befoie he had scored 41 against the same team.) In the final game against Paris he scored the winning basket in the final seconds. Centralia had been H points behind with only four minutes t,o play. Dyke is supreme in Centralia. corduroy duck hunter's cap (Eddie- man or Dyke caps), denim trousers, lumberjack and heavy soled shoes A year ago, he turned his pants four inches above the ankle. Within 24 hours, every kid in Centralia had done the same. His autograph is worth eight 01 nine tops, any boy's favorite agate He sits in the front row at the movies—usually westerns—and is mobbed by the adoring younger set. Of English-German stock. Dyke was born in Centralia. His mother died when he was young. His father resides outside of town. He self-reliant youngster, lives his sister and brother-in- MEMPHIS. May Byrd, Blytheville 30. — Jackie 147-pounder, Marshall Blackard, manager of the Blytheville softball team, announced this morning that his team is dated to play at Deering, Mo., June 12, and at Hickman, Ky., June 19. Incidentally, since Marshall made his brief appearance on the field in last night's game, playing sec- single play rumor has ond base without a coming his way, a risen to the effect that the team is thinking of buying "Tamil" an' overstuffed chair to go with his "made to order" bat. boys figure the ' boss Seems the might just 'ound out that Chicago's Bobby Berger didn't like it in the stomach •\nd concentrated his attack to the jody to score a fifth round knockout last night in, the American Legion's boxing feature at the Hodges Field arena. That just about covers the matter. Except that Byrd was a willing worker and went about his job ! enlire 8 ame whilc worrying about as well be comfortable while he's loafing. Unsung hero of last night's game was Monk Mosley who played the is a with law, Dwight Eddleman is one of of the high school j those athletes who conies along down student council. He sets the youth- jonce in a decade. He's overdue ind a mSute and a Si to play M- »rlorlal note with .plaid'.I Illinois. Stars Meet . The Baseball Manila ab. h. r. c Ashabranner sT 2 0 1 Storey If 3 1 0 Button 3d 2 0 0 Jolliff 2d 3 0 0 Wall ss 3 0 0 B. Fowler c 3 0 0 C. Fowler rf 2 0 0 McWhirtcr 1st 3 0 0 Davis cf 1 0 1 Edwards p 1 0 1 Totals '. 23 1 3 9 Strikeouts: by Jones 8. by Cheiser 1. by Edwards 1; home runs: Jones 1; wild pitches: Jones 1. Edwards 1; double plays—Manila: Walls to McWhirter; bases on balls: Jones 5. Edwards 7; stolen bases: H. Mosley. Jimmy Lutes. Officials: Jack Rakcstraw, P. G. Bailard.'ancl Dean Pierce. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn The "grunt-and-groan" may be going t.lie way of another pre-war business. If the predictions of Mildred "Muscles" Burke come true, the nation's wrestling rings soon will be filled with cute young things in flowered tights cad painted fingernails, and the customary hairy- .nested grunting giant will become extinct. 'In the wrestling .shows of tomorrow, she believes, a smaller and more sightly typo of wrestler vill prevail. And a broken fin; In Matches At Arena Gust Johnston will vie with , Irish Eddie Malone, and Prince i Cmar. Persian meanie. will oppose (UP)—i JQO Welch in two 90 minute time industry . limit, best two out of three fail Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L Pcfc. ...31 17 .646 '"Is this what they mean by the Marines being amphibious?".. Transparent steel, made of sheets thinner than paper, is proving useful in the manufacture of scientific instruments. Elegant Fun many : in;l tches sharing the spotlight : on Promoter Mike Meroney's mat-card at the Legion Arena Monday night. Prince Omar and Welch will clash in a grudge match. Both grapplers will have a loss to avenge, since Omar quelled Welch in one of the prelims on last week's card, and Joe came back, with the able assistance of his famed brother, to repel Omar and his partner, Buddy Knox, in a thrill packed tag match. Welch will have to cope with the unorthodox tactics Atlanta .. Little Rock . Birmingham New Orleans Nashville .. . Chattanooga Knoxville .. 29 2G 24 24 22 19 28 22 .569 23 24 22 25 23 32 seriously enough, which was considerably more than you could say for Berger. Byrd Usesi Left Hook Byrd sank enough left hooks into the midsection to sink a battleship, and Berger didn't seem to be able to stop them. Or maybe he didn't care, for he kept coming back for more until they began to tell in the fourth. Berger bounced out with a right- hand lead at the first bell, caught a hook to the mouth, backed up and lunged again. This time he chopped a right that ripped a slight gash on Byrd's left eye. That was about all the Windy Citian did in the way of offensive damage. Bcrger Hits The Floor From that point on, Byrd kept sinking those left hooks and shortly after the opening of the fourth, Berger hit the canvas, but didn't take a count. He was down a second later for nine and again at the bell. It looked like he got mad during the rest period for he came out, swung four or five times in the air, but ran into more lefts to the body and dropped for three. The last trip wasn't from a real punch. He had taken harder licks before. It must have been a change of mind, for he sat there in his corner and listened to Referee Eddie Hamilton's count. Wilhilc and Dabbs Draw Russell Wilhite and Johnny Dabbs, a couple of 'Memphis lightweights fresh out of the amateur ranks, battled to a four round draw that was filled with enough action. Wilhite won a decision a week ago. In another four, Bobby Jerome, Memphis lightweight, gained the verdict over George Britt of Blytheville, and over the same distance, Butch Murphy decisioned Stanley Miller, both Memphis featherweights. Murphy and Britt put on the best slugging affair of the night. Sambo Barren and Clarence Cox, local 90-pounders, staged a three round exhibition to dance was supposed to make at 10 bells. Hersehel helped his brother bear up under his troubles by commenting kindly upon the situation from time to time. natter. He took his fill of verbal ibuse from the hot-head and then . swung a lick that was heard in \l\ Brooklyn. The next day the newspapers came out with the story that the police had to be called out to save the unip. but the in- ||| side story is that the cops got here just in time to pick up the fan. He was blitzkrieged by Dunn. The "Man With 1000 Holds," a Swede named Gust% Johnston, returns to the wrestling wars here next week for veteran Eddie who used at least 500 of his many holds on hapless Jack La Rue in their recent match here, will have to go all-out to take Malone. Eddie has been around so long there's | a rumor to the effect that he low- ||| ered the anchor when the Mayflower reached America. He knows his wrestling from A to Z and he'll take a lot of foolin'. a match with the' Malone. Johnston, Now Jackie Byrd has taken Bobby Berger, Chicago welterweight, into camp, but his status is still eran manager, wants to get his eran anager, wants to get his boy boy a shot at another top-notcher. but doesn't want to see Jackie get licked while fighting ror peanuts. AH of which, is the logical way to look at it, but Byrd's not going to get any further up the ladder until he takes on the big boys. And, there's always a chance that sonic bush leaguer may land a lucky haymaker and send the Blytheville pride back to where he was b6fore the Jenkins fight. U. S. Hogs May Rescue Brush Manufacturers A fan hopped on Umpire Tom Dunn after a recent Cardinal- Pittsburgh game and was going to lick the tar out of him for a decision he .supposedly made during the ball game. As it happened, Umpire Ziggy Sears was the one who actually called the play, but Dunn ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (UP) — Revival of American production of hog bristles, a profitable industry 35 years ago, may solve a $60,000,000 problem for the nation's urush manufacturers. Experiments at South St. Pa Minn., slaughter houses have been' =: "'i| promising, a member told the recent convention of the American. Brush Manufacturers Association, and may result in American hog bristles replacing imports stopped by the war. The brush manufacturers stand to lose 560,000,000 unless they get the bristles. Read Courier News want ads. Bargain Matinees Every Day Except Saturday and Sunday. • Show Every Night 7:00 Box Office opens 6:45 Continuous Shows Sat. and Sun. LISTEN TO KLCN 9:00 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday .531 .500 22 .522 .458 .404 .360 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L Pet. iail may be serious enough to stop \ for which the Persian pinster is a bout. Never DC feu ted Miss Burkc's opinions carry some weight because -she claims .he present women's world wrestling championship. She was a pioneer in the profession, having started some eight years a so. GOO bouts .she iv»ver lias been defeated. "The war will take away the top-flight men wrestlers." she predicts, "leaving the field to the girls." And that will be all right, with her because riphl now the lirKl of women wrestling competitors is limited. "There's a eoud future in this business for any girl willing to train," Miss Burke .said recently, adding that they "needn't be powerful Kntrinkas. either." Daily Training Schedule noted in his match Monday night but. judging from all previous performances, will be amply cabable cf the task. Gust. Johnston, the "Man With 1000 Holds" will come to grips with Irish Eddie Malone in what In j £hot!lci prove to be a good exhibition of scientific wrestling. The lad from the "Land of the Shamrock" has proved, in past performances that he can cope with the scientific lads Malonc is also very effectively. a very vscientific matimm but, clue to several pounds increase in weight, he won't be as Brooklyn 29 St. Louis 23 Boston 23 New York 20 Cincinnati 19 Chicago 19 Pittsburgh 19 Philadelphia 14 12 17 20 22 21 23 23 28 .707 .575 .535 .476 .475 .452 .452 .333 open the card. Promoter Milo Solomito nounced the matching of an- Al Globe, Los Angeles heavyweight, to take on Neville (Tiger) Beech, Memphis over the 10 round route next Wednesday night. Clarence E. Mulford's TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL Phone 42 Box Office Opens 7:30 p.m.— Show Starts 7:45 p.m. Admission Always llc-23c Tax Inc. » Paramouni Picture AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet New York 28 10 .737 Cleveland 23 18 .561 Detroit 25 20 .556 Boston 20 19 .513 St. Louis 20 23 .465 Washington 17 23 .425 Chicago 1R, 25 .390 Philadelphia 17 28 .373 Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: Little Rock 9. Memphis 7. Atlanta 5, Chattanooga 4. Nashville 12, Knoxvillc 11. New Orleans 10, Birmingham 9. NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 2, Boston 1. New York 3, Brooklyn 1 (10 innings). Chicago G, Cincinnati 5 (II innings). Only games. WILLIAM BOYD x Also cartoon & serial "HoJt of Secret Service." Continuous Showing. Sunday & Monday Friday-Saturday Mat. Sat. 4:00 p.m. Paramount presents Clarence E. Mulford's l 'Wide Open Town 1 featuring: WILLIAM BOYD with Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde, Evelyn Brent, Victor Jory, Morris Ankrum, Bcrnice Kay Chapl. 10 "Captain Midnight" & Shorts fast as the speedy Johnston. Mai lone is very popular with the local fans and is noted for his sportsmanship and fair play. Johnston, in his debut here some wreks ;igo, exhibited such ^ocd wrestling ability that the fans in- Mstcd that the crafty matstcr be Miss Burke. r.W pounds of cur- | Alight back tor another match, vac.ious muscle concentrated into ! Johnston is. without a doubt, one, 5 feet. 2 inches, is 26 years old j of 'he best wrestlers ever to ap- and says she has "ten years ofiP^r on a local card. In his only competition lefi." she plans to j other appearance here he also won Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE nt Little Rock. Atlanta at Chattanooga. Knoxville at, Nashville. Birmingham at New Orleans. (2 settle down to marriage when her wrestling days arc over. me unanimous respect of the fans his display of good sports- A woman case any of you juris are looking for work — goes something like tins: Breakfast— .si eak and potatoes. \\T;-stWs routine•- in i mimship. Wi;h - L wo good sportsmen like Msi'ione ;md Johnston swapping their best, holds and with the rough Prime Omar battling it out with fonr.UUiblp Joe Welch. Monday night's card should provide the ^piTinuivs with every type of wrc.Mliim in the book. Training — one morning. Exercises— on r- hour during She afternoon, including road work. Wrestling— uvice a \verk. Traveling— 100.000 miles a yrar. Cocktails, candy, and nightclub;; none. They Don't Vntlrrsl.nnl "Hie champ, who says ;\vo <> sisters are ordained r.iini competed in every athletir available in hiuh school and is ;\\\ ardent fight fan. She "hung around" Billy Wolfe's gym in Kansns City until h to train her for professional ! matches. "Mother didn't want mo ta fight," Miss Burke said. "But day she was in a theater and -:r\\ me in a new.?recl. She's pveuy proud of me now." Miss Burke patted her waved coiffure, looked at her manicured mails and added: "People who condemn lady \vr"s- tlers just don't understand \ ha- wrestling is a real athletic cor.ro>' I've made a study of wrostlin^ am I fight scientifically." AMERICAN* LEAGUE Washington at New York ;amcs). Boston at Philadelphia (2 games). Chicago at Detroit (2 games). St. Louis at Cleveland <2 games;. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 12, St. Louis 8. New York 16. Washington L Detroit 14, Cleveland 3. Boston 14, Philadelphia 2. Easy Street Is Not Popular NEWTON, Mass. (UP)—Although there is an Easy street in this city, not a single family lives there. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at. Brooklyn (2 games). St. Louis at Cincinnati i2 gamesK Philadelphia at Boston <2 games). Pittsburgh at Chicago (2 games). For INSURANCE of all Kinds See G. G. Caudill Agency Glencoc Hotel Bid j. P». Blytheville, Ark. JOHN BARRYMORE LUPE VELEZ GINNY SIMMS MAY R08SQH • PATSY KEllY PETER LINO HAYES tnd KAY KTSER'S BAKU ftaivrinR Harry Babbitt Jsh Kabibbte, Sully Mason • Produced *nd Dirtctid by DAVID BUTLER. . £cre*a Pl»y by jimc* V. K;ra, Paramount News & Comedy Continuous Showing: Sunday. Saturday Midnitc Show 11 p.m. 'Citadel of Crime 1 Robert Armstrong, Frank Albertson, Linda Hayes Sunday-Monday Mat. Sun. 2:00 p.m. Box Office Opens 1:30 p.m. Bud Abbott, Lou Costello in 'Keep 'em Flying' with Martha Kayc, Carol Bruce, William Gargan, Dick Foran Shorts and News. CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Trices always lie and 22c S;U. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. anil Sun. had a furious tete a tete, but I'll be home lor tea, mater. The first internal combust i gines were designed abiui; and wore imdo to opwilr in powder. Courier News want ads. lt',30 ••un- "Sor,ry, ma'am, I'm offa pio— luo many calorics! 1 ' ....- WRESTLING Legion HuL Monday, June /, 8:30 p.m. Lowest Admission of any Wrcsllmp Arena in America. NOTICE! CHAXGK IN ADMISSION TRICE—Adults 30tr, tax inc.; Kcscrvcd scats !.-,<•; children He. Reserved scat tickets on sale at Bus Station Cafe. GUST JOHNSON —Vs.— KDDIE MALONE !Kl Minute Time Limit Return Match JOE WELCH • nilNCE OMAR !)() Miiuile Time Limit Match ROXY Bargain Night Every Night Except Saturday. Show Every Ni^lit 7:<>0 Box Office Opens 0:15 Continuous Shows Sal. and Sun. Saturday JOHN KIMBROUGH ,n ZANE GRty S LONE STAR Also cartoon & serial "Gang Busters." Continuous Showing:. Saturday Gene Autry in SHOOTING HIGH 1 with Jane Withers. Comedy—"The Uply Duckling" | j. Serial—"Drums of FcIVlanchu" | Chapter 11. SATURDAY Midnight Show Bo\ office opens at 10:4:1. Peter Lorre in— 'The Face Behind the Mask' with Evelyn Kcycs. Sunday & Monday 'BUCK PRIVATES 1 and with Abbott & Costello ndrcws Sisters. Also Fox News & Comedy. Continuous Show Sunday. Sunday & Monday 'Escape to Glory' Vat —with— O'Brien, Constance Bcnncll and Alan Baxter. Comedy—"The Home Guard" Also—March of Time, and Universal News.

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