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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE' (ARK.)'-COURIER NEWS TO VIE TOUT Even Louis Won't Fight Southpaw » Malone Meets Johnston And Welch Meets Omar In Full-Length Bouts A battle of wits and a grudge hiatch will feature Promoter Mike Meroney's wrestling card at the Legion Arena tonight, as Irish Eddie Malone meets talented Gust Johnston, in the brain-strainer, and formidable Joe Welch tangles with Prince Omar of Persia, in a" return bout. Eddie Malone, a wily veteran of the ring, hasn't appeared here for some time but has an enviable record. for his grappling accomplishments in his numerous past appearances. The matster from the sweepstakes country conquered Blacksmith Pedigo in one of his latest matches here. Pedigo, a former champ, is about the same type of wrestler as Johnston, judging from the hold master's lone performance here. However, Pedigo's downfall 'resulted, chiefly, from Malone's weight advantage. The Blacksmith troubled Eddie to a large extent with his speed and versatility. Johnston, like Pedigo, Is a man that has a hold for every occasion. He is also very fast, another quality of the Blacksmith. Since Johnston will be nearer to Malone's weight than the less fortunate Pedigo, and since his grappling ability is equal to, or probably even greater than, the former champ's and, judging from the - heated contest staged by Malone and Pedigo, the Malone-Johnston duel should meet all the requirements of a humdinger of a match. -Prince Omar and Joe Welch will meet in the other match of the evening. This should be a thrill packed event. It seems that the Prince and Joe have had a few differences to be settled and. hence, have been granted a return engagement by Promoter Meroney. Omar dominated Welch in one of the prelims on last week's card but in the tag match which followed Joe and Roy Welch tamed the Persian meanie and his cohort, Buddy Knox. Although Welch is m' the habit of wrestling cleanly and scientifically against the majority of his opponents, he will probably ''battle it out" with the temperamental Persian. Both matches will be best two out of three falls 90 minute uhne limit affairs. So Bettina Enjoys Rare Distinction BY HARRY GARYSON XEA Service Sports Editor .NEW YORK.—Mclio Bettina may lever get a crack at Pvt. Joseph Barrow, but if he doesn't he'll quit the ring with a rare distinction. Bettina will be the only man the distinguished private ever refused 'to fight. The Beacon Light gladly would trade this honor for a whack at the crown, however, for in addition to professing to believe he has a chance, how could he possibly make more money faster? It's entirely the fault of Bettina's parents, who neglected to turn him around as a child. Bettina is, you see, a left-hand- er. "And I don't fight southpaws." says Pvt. Joe Louis, emphatically. So Bob Pastor, Billy Conn, Lee Savold and possibly Tami Mauriello have Louis all to themselves. LOUTS TACKLED FULL SHARE OF SPOILERS I can't say I blame the Brown Bomber. He has a right to be choosy at this stage of the game. He fought more spoilers than any heavyweight champion in his- ory—the countering Charley Mas- iB8£>i&f Melio Bettina. and foot extended does everything upside down. Most orothodox fighters experi- nece difficulty getting in and around. Once was enough for the Louis is not the first good fighter to duck a southpaw. Buddy Tay-- lor would have no truck with a left-hander while he was belting the better bantams and feathers arond. Once was enought for the old Terre Haute Terror. Lew . Tendler bothered Benny Leonard the first trip because he was perhaps the daddy of all southpaws. Leonard caught up with Tendler by taking his jab and dropping a left hook across his right hand lead. SOUTHPAWS MEETING WAVE AT EACH OTHER I suspect Louis would take Bettina because in addition to being able to do that, Smoky Joe has the quickest right hand that ever swung from a big fellow's shoulder. Bub Joe Louis is strictly in favor of letting southpaws fight among themselves., Ever see two of • them at it? JThey look like a couple of blokes ; I waving at each other. For, you see, when southpawr -'? 7,' -,',-;? ilook U P- a P a ^' °^ ftsh, ters ai 'e do& '"fy''"/"''s f '''*& ling things backward simultaneously •L/^f^V''^ In addition to the scarcity of ™^ "''•' ""'• southpaws, this is another reason why they so seldom meet. No' matchmaker" makes SEES 1 LACK OF.GOLF BUS FDR I SE CLEVELAND. O. (UP) — J. S. Newman, prominent Cleveland distributor and sports equipment authority, advises golfers to stop worrying, that they will be able to continue play all of this summer and next summer, too. Newman is "postive" that there are enough golf balls in circulation to "keep the game of golf alive for at least two years," and- he says "that by that time the artificial rubber supply should afford enough rubber to start production again." However, Newman does see a great many changes in the individual golfers attitudes and actions. "For one thing.,, he pointed out "practically every golfer is going to be like the Scotchman who retires from the game when he loses his ball." Re-Caping Major Factor The Blythevilic softball team will practise tomorrow evening. With two games scheduled soon, Manager Marshall Blackard wants his boys in tip-top shape. He's particularly anxious to cut down on fielding errors. The Arkansas State Golf Association has announced that 1942 State Golf Tournament the will be held at Little Rock June r2, 13, and 14. Richard "Bubba" Smart of Pine Bluff, champ last year, will defend his crown against such contenders as Pvt. Frank Stiedle, Pvt. Billie "Pete" Sanders, and Vincent Allison. Two Jonesboro golfers, George Puryear and J. W. Bosick, have already signed to play. So far, no Blytheville men are entered in the tourney. it point to have his customers back out of — or away from arena- Joe Louis Bob Pastor sera, the elusive Lee Ramage and Pats Pcrroni, the awkward Hans Birkie and the cagey Natie Brown, among them—several of them when he easily could have been retarded cnroute to the heights. This was something in the way Louis had something extra before he had full opportunity to prove it conclusively. Why docs an orthodox fighter object to tackling a southpaw? Because the lad with his right fist tee Savold Tami Mauriello SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 3-0, Little Rock 2-1. New Orleans 8-8, •Birmingham 0-1. Atlanta 7-0, Chattanooga 6-1. Nashville- 20-5, Knoxville 1-7. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 3-7, Philadelphia 2-1 Cincinnati 8-3, Pittsburgh 2-0. _ Brooklyn 10-3, Boston 2-1. ': St. -Louis. 3, Chicago 0, second postponed. AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 3-7, Philadelphia 2-1 Chicago 9, Detroit 4; second post poned. Boston 11-4, Washington 1-3. St. Louis 5-8, Cleveland 4-3. Hunting and Fishing Pension RENO, Nev. (UP)—Nevada ha. undertaken to solve the 60-year age problem, it will provide free o charge hunting and fishing license to persons who have reached that age. ; - .The Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Memphis > ........... 32 Atlanta ............ 31 ittle Rock .......... 28 ew Orleans .......... 26 Birmingham ........ 25 Nashville ............ 25 ....... 20 19 23 24 23 26 26 30 Pet. .627 .574 .538 .531 .490 .480 .400 Knoxville 34 .358 Speaking Of Sports It must be n wonderful thing, when you've passed your prime in your particular field of endeavor, to find that your competitors and the public still regard you as a champ. Such is the balm' Walter Hagen is enjoying at the moment. Crowding 50, his hair grey at the temples and needing glasses to find his way 'round a golf course, the Haig doesn't often go down into the salt mines to do a day's work with the woods and irons any more. But he always makes the PGA. This was his tournament—just as put him three down. Throughout the match he gave Turnesa nil sorts of short putts. Finally they reached the eighteenth green—all even. Hagen hole'd out in par and Turnesa has a short putt for a halved hole. Joe swears that the putt wasn't longer than eighteen inches. But Ha gen stood calmly by—without a motion toward conceding. He even helped Turnesa line up the little one. And then Turnesa missed, to give Hagen the title, 1 up. Finally, there was that typical es- NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Brooklyn 32 13 .711 St. Louis 25 18 Boston 25 22 New York 23 Cincinnati • • 22 Chicago 21 Pittsburgh .. 19 Philadelphia 23 22 24 24 14 32 .581 .532 .500 .500 .467 .467 .304 Jones's private oyster. Out of competitive golf for more han a decade, Hagen's 156 didn't come close to qualifying this year. Hagen is the poor man's golfer- he warmest and most captivating personality associated with the game. And to this day the man who won every major tournament the world has to offer remains thc pro's number one guy. His presence at Atlantic revived WaS B0bb> ' capade the night before the opening AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. .138 .542 .535 .533 .489 Chicago . 18 26 .409 Philadelphia .. 19 30 - 388 Washington 17 27 .386 New York ............ 31 11 Detroit .............. 26 22 Boston .............. 23 2 0 Cleveland .......... 24 21 St. Louis ............ 23 24 BY RAY MANGRUM Usually Up There My greatest shot in competition was made on ihe last hole at of the PGA in 1926. Hagen gaVe an an exhibition in. Boston the day before the qualifying round and sot a new course record. In due < time he was holding court in the \ clubhouse. And presently one and all were belting old songs and older vintages. By 11 o'clock, the Haig was out on the first tee giving lessons by the light of the silvery moon. Indeed, he was having such a swell time that he decided to a host of Hagen-stories, and thc i default thc tuie Bufc his fricnds ones who smilingly spin the yarns /final]y Rot hini on a train _ The figure in them iis victims. Usually they have to do with thc "psychology" thc Haig used on his opponents. The 1927 PGA tourney at Dallas, Texas—the last of Sir Walter's five championships—produced two such incidents. Hagen met Jack Farrell in the first round and was three down at the end of the initial nine. Farrell was sinking putts from all over the green.'As they walked to thc 10th tec, Hagen praised Farrell. saying: "Boy. you're really putting today." And then, as Farrell prepared to drive. Hagen queried: "Do you use your right hand or left hand thc most?" Farrell had been putting mechanically. When he started to Following morning, having shaved and showered briskly. Sir Walter 3 arrived at the Salisbury, Long Island, course. He shot a snappy 140 to lead thc qualfying round. And went on from there to tear through thc field. Yes, the bounce may have gone from the legs trxit carried Walter Hagen to championships in every land where golf is played. But not from his ebullient spirit which will pervade thc game as long as thc Haig lives -and a long time aftpr. Case of Mistaken Identity 'Td like to enlist in thc high command!" Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE No games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE No games scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE No gamcjs scheduled. Too Late to Classify FOR SALE 5 H.P. "Sea King" outboard motor Reasonable. Phone 2410. G-lcktfjthc first three holes. Sir Walter - I waited until Turnesa lined up his \ forcnt groups in the city have" peti- 3 good used Atlis-Chalmcrs com- j putts-- ranging from six to ton feet : tioncd thc city Council to name "Golfers are going to be more cautious and less particular," he said/ He predicted that they'll be more cautious in their treatment of balls and their attempts not to cut them; less particular about using recapped balls. The re-cap business, according to Newman, is neither large nor profitable, but is going to be the major factcr in keeping "thousands of dozens" of balls in circulation. "There always was a used-golf ball industry," he said. "For years organized companies have bought used balls from caddies, professionals, and people who live in thcj neighborhood of golf courses. They washed and painted them and put them back on the market." Employ Divers "A good ball," he said, "can lie in water all winter—if it has no deep gashes and still be recapped." Newman reported that as many as 18,000 balls a year have been recovered from a single water-hazard. He said that some companies leased the right to hunt balls and some use divers uniforms for recovery purposes. "Balls always come to life again; there's a very small percentage of them permanently lost," Newman states, as he predicted that every golfer will be combing his locker looking for old balls, relacquering his old ones, and sending the children out "to get rich quick" by finding others.- Although he is convinced of the sufficiency of the two-year supply and not worried after that time, he foresees the transformation of some golf courses to landing fields and ether war purposes. He pointed out the Navy's recent acquisition of the St. Alban's course in New York for a hospital site. And Mike Meroney reports that he and the fish had a swell time over the week-end—or, at least, he did. Seems Mike kept a date with a fishing pole and snagged a string of 15. Percy Wright, Mike's fishing pal, was a landlubber all week-end. Now he's got to listen to the promoter tell him about all of the fun he missed. So Sammy Snead, after five years of persistent effort, copped the P. G. A. championship yesterday with a beautiful chip shot that rolled some 60 feet to enter the cup. Sammy, a grand sportsman, licked Corporal Jimmy Tur- uesa for the crown. Now it comes out that Larry MacPhail, the Trader Horn and Big Chief Lotta Wind of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is feudin' with the press. Seems he writes a vit- ;-olic letter to the editor of a pa- ;3er anytime 'a reporter for said paper gives him a scorching write- up. Larry's tried to get several guys fired for simply writing the news as they saw it. He'd oughta remember that the press has been awfully nice to him. If they'd printed half the silly things he's done, the Dodgers'd know he's too| goofy even for them. To yet back to the local sofl-l ball team, the lads have won 24l consecutive games since 1940, ixc-1 cording to news received today.! That's some tall stepping a n dl makes a guy kinda wonder why! tho hometown fans don't give the| team a little better support. Now a New York writer puts! himself behind the eight ball with! the assertion that Joe Louis is al little bit leery of a fight with Me-j lio Bettina, the guy who lastedl for a draw with Bob Pastor. Alll of which. is probably making thel Bomber split his sides with laugh-l ter. Doubtless the champ remem-J bers the scribes who yelped hel was afraid of Max Schmeling before the second fight with Nazi. At any rate, both stories are| about as silly as a drunk's nightmares. Louis, who has lickcdl everything but the Jap army, coulc polish Melio off with his left hand while taking care of a chick-| en dinner with his right, ark knows it. TULSA, Okla. <UP>— The two tipsy young men thought they saw a t.nxicab. They hailed it. and ti IV~V<»»<IA liVCVll V . TF &*1<LL » ILo OKI I l^Ll UW i . , • -i -r t. • ' think about his putts he wen., to , lm ; cled m Jalh II was a crulsm S 1 : police car. pieces. Hagen won. 3 and 2. Then in the finals against Joe Tur- nesa. thc Haig pulled what tho pros think was his mastcrpiect. On iVIacArthur Popularity Grows LCS ANGELES <UP>—Fortv dif- bincs. Priced tor quick sale. Sec at Paul Byrum Imp. W. E. Wallace. " l-pk-7 LOST 9:<12 blue felt rug lost from truck between Blytheville and Holland. Reward- Safeway Gro., Ph. 2642. l-ck-4 —and then batted thc ball away; forty different streets after Gen. to concede Turnesa thc holes. This i MacArthur. Legion Hut, Monday, June 7, 8:30 p.m. Lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena in America. NOTICE! CHANGE IN ADMISSION PRICE—Adults 30c, tax inc.; Reserved seats 15c; Children 15c. Reserved seat tickets on sale at Bus Station Cafe. GUST JOHNSON y s EDDIE MALONE 90 Minute Time Limit Return Match JOE WELCH • . —Vs.— PRINCE OMAR 90 Minute Time Limit Match Ray Mangrum .. . best with iron Pinchurst in the North and South Open of 1936. I was about 225 yards from the Do'nuts Finance Girls Camp OKLAHOMA CITY (UP)— Oklahoma City Camp Fire girls cleared ;1200 for their summer camp building fund by selling 17,000 doughnuts to housewives here. HEALTH TALK Sponsored by Arkansas Medical Society war on flies and disease. Twin Debutantes Baffle Boys BOSTON (UP)—Boston's stag line s seeing double this season. The reason is identical twins — debu- antes Frances and Augusta Baker. Dressed precisely alike, they kept admirers baffled all evening at a recent big deb party. green and the wind was blowing very hard in my face. I didn't believe I could hit the green with brassic, so took a No. 1 iron with which I knew I could be straight and maybe reach thc front of thc greeen. I almost hit the pin on thc carry. The ball stopped 15 feet behind the hole. It enabled me to get a 4 that tied Henry Picard for first .place. He beat me in the playoff. I don't . believe I could have teed the ball up and hit it any farther with a driver. FLIES AND FLIES Those first flies that buzz around in the spring are full grown adult insects that have passed the winter hidden in cracks and crevices and they emerge all ready to start breeding. Each female lays from 120 to 150 eggs at a time and three or four batches are produced at ten-day intervals. The eggs hatch in eight or twelve hours and each daughter fly begins her egg-; laying career within a week or ten days. Flies breed so rapidly that a single pair may have several million descendants. Fliers not only are actual pests, they are carriers of typhoid, dysente^ and other diarrheal diseases. They are messengers of death. It is known that they distribute the eggs of intestinal worms, particularly those of the tapeworm. Today we well know that cleanliness and flies do not go together. House flies were formerly quite common in the kitchen and dining room during summer. The modern housewife would be much em- ' barrassed if there were flies hovering over her kitchen or dining room table. What you can do about the fly problem? It is wise to use fly traps, chemicals and screening to keep the flies out of your home. Have a tipht fitting too on thc garbage an. Do not permit wet papers and ubbish to lie about the yard. The y is born in fiHh, lives, in filth nd feeds on filth. Everyone understands the neces- ity for tight fitting screens, at he windows. However, with thc onstant opening and shutting of oors flies will get in. 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