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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 11, 1944
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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COUH1ER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMB10R 11, 1944 North Little Rock Outclasses Chicks, 47 to 7 Johnson Catches Pass For Score -Power Of Wildcats too Much For Chicks In Conference Tilt By JOHN BELFOKD NORTH LITTLE ROCK, NOV. 11 (UP)—A powerful North Little Hock Wildcat nir and ground combination crushed a weak but game Bly- thevillc Chick eleven 47-1 before nn estimated 4.000 Inns at North Little Rock High School's stadium last night. The Wildcats; spearheaded b> halfback Robert Yates smashed the fenslvc game. Chick line at will to pick up yard after yard while n pass combination of Yates to quarterback Charles Nease set up at least three of the Wildcats' seven touchdowns. The Chicks' lone score came less than a minute before the half when halfback Hood tossed a lone pass from the North Little Rock 31 yard stripe to end J. L. Jolmson who went over for the touchdown standing up. Hood went around right end for the extra point. Wildcats Score Early The Wildcats picked up tlielr first touchdown with the game less than four miriulcs old. North Little Rock took the opening kickoft on their pwn 18 and relumed it to their 42 yard line. Hoy Hensley scooted off tackle to the 48 Ray Combee took the ball on a reverse from Yales oh the next play and smashed to the Chick 46 yard stripe. Couple of plays netted the Wildcats six yards and Combee power-housed It to the qhick for a first and ten. Yates then passed to Hensley who dropped it on the Chick five yard line. On the next play Hensley smashed oil left tackle, cut back through the field to score. The kick for extra point was no good. The Chicks were unable lo move after recen ing and David Sylvester kicked to the North Little Rock 40 where it was picked up by Dlassin- Eame and returned to his own 47 Little Roy Hensley scooted around Kit end to the Blyllicville 43 lor a first and ten. Then followed a sc- ries of line smashes, off tackle runs and fake reverses and the Wildcats found themselves on the Chick 13 stripe. Yatcs smashed around righ end on a lateral from Combee fo the second touchdown. Yates passed to Nease for the extra point. • The next Wildcat touchdown \va set up when Hood who had returnc Powerfu/Hug/ies Team Defeats Fighting Semino/es, 26 to 0 OSCEOLA, Nov. 11—OsceolaHlghj School's long string of successive .lomccoming victories came to an abrupt end here last night as the Hughes Blue Devils handed the game Scminolcs a thorough 28-0 thrashing before the largest crowd of the season. Tlie tribe can point an accusing finger at Rudolph Burns as the chief instigator of the slinging defeat. Heralded »s a powerhouse, the IflO-uound fullback and wplaln lived lip to every expectation. He not only sparked the visitors to victory, scoring the first,. touchdown in the first few minutes of play, but turned In a whale of a de- Wyall Scores Twice Diminutive Lee Austin Wyatt fleet right halfback with a dlpscy doodle running motion, carried off scoring honors with a pair of touchdowns in the 19-point fourth quarter, one on an intercepted Scm- inole pass. Quarterback Ncal Doole; completed the scoring In that wll< and wooly final period as he tucked In Denver Wilson's punt and scampered 30 yards over the gon line just a minute before the garni ended. It was n bitter dose but the Sem Inoles didn't take It lying down They made Ihc Blue Devils earn every yard they rnndc. Harrasse< and riddled .by injuries and sick noxs Hie tribe waged a losing figh against superior teams odds bu never yielded without a battli They held the heavier Hughes out fit to a single, hard earned touch down for three full quarters, onl to have the lid pop off wllh a loud a Wildcat kick to his own 48 thrown for an eight yard loss. Chick Pass Intercepted A pass from Hood intended three touchdown report in the final round and spoil tlielr fine defensive efforts. Never A Threat Never at any 'stage of the gnme verc they in a serious scoring po- illon. While lljey trailed in first downs, 7-G, the gnmc was not that close. Hughes had the better team on the field and deserved to win, hough not by as wide n margin. They look advanlage of every b'renk and were fortunate enough to turn :wo into scores. Denver Wilson, Stan Kramer and Gene Butler stood out even in defeat. The visitors broke away lo a seven point lead early In the first quarter' thank? to some double gencroslly by the .Seminolcs.. After receiving to open the game the tribe Ralncc! n first down hut De.n- vcr Wilson fumbled on his own 40 and big Ernest Beene pounced on It for Hughes.'CaDlaln Rudolph Burns reeled off n first down .his first try .with the ball and canv hack witli five more, moving the fo bnll down to the Osccoln 22. Bu ic stage for n Hughes scoring ege. Ward recovered a baited ass from Wilson to Long Tom ross on his own 45 and scampered the Osccola 23 before being run ut of bounds by Slan Kramer, who urned in a fine game. Burns powered left tackle to the 14, and guard sneak netted six more as :ic third quarter ended. The brief lull didn't check them. Burns cracked the middle twice citing up Wyatt's dash wide round right end lor the touch- own. Burns failed to convert and Hughes led, 13-0. Touchdown No. 3 was not far iway. On the play after the next klckoff Wilson attempted a ong pass to Cross oil a hideout. Wyatt came In fast, look it on the lead run and raced for the touch- iown on a great 45-yard gallop. Burns picked up the extra point ly butting the center. Hughes 20-0. Return Spoils Spirit Fighting off three successive drives down deep in their own territory, the Seminolcs fell victim to the last score the easy way. Denver Wilson hud to hurry a. punt to prevent It being blocked. The ball sailed out Into the unprotected flat. Dooley didn't have to move oul of his tracks to snag it. He scl sail down the sidelines and crossed without a hand IwliiK laid on him The'nttcmptcd placement was no good Final score: Hughes 2C, Osceola 0. In an Impressive pre-game ceremony Captain Gene Bullcr crown cd Miss Lucille Johnson as Home omlng Queen. She was served as mids by Misses Gloria Mhmorc, Jorothy Wooten, Mary Nell Duger, Mary Ann Phillips, Mtirllm \nn Moore, Carolyn Banister. Evc- yn Jean Pigg, Anna Jean Foster, Elolge Shelton and Mary Sue Young. The lineups: Four Mat Stars Vie In Tag Bout DOPE BUCKET Osceoln Cross J. Griffin Butler (c) Kramer Williams Jones 3;ulaln Waggoner Driver Shaneyfelt Wilson Osceola Pos LE '• RT RG C RG RT HE QB LH RH FB substitutes: Hughes Graf ton Joe Clark Batchelor Morris Kclley Bcene Campbell Dooley Ward Wyntl Burns (c) Carlisle, T ccola and It took Burns only two thrusts at the line to go over standing up. He added the extra point with a perfect placement. Game See Saws From then on through the remainder of the quarter and the next one it was nip and tuck with Joe Ferguson was Intercepted by, Wyatt bobblcd on the next pla Combee on the Chick 48. Combee and Osceola recovered on the 20 went on through the Chick field. Wilson was held at the line' 1 the lor the third touchdown. Yates j Robert Clay Driver failed to com passed to Nease for the extra iioinl. [up with a low pass from center. H .The Wildcats came back early In I twice kicked It attempting to pick the second quarter to-score again. ;it up. Hughes recovered on the Os • Hood, faking a kick, moved up from ' his own 26 to the 31 yard line. On -the'next play Hood, attempting to kick, fumbled and a host of Wildcat players recovered the ball on the Chick 18. Reserve 1 back Hule Ball went through center to the 14 and on the next play reserve back Scott ...... went through the middle for the I neither team able to generate a fourth touchdown. Scott passed to. consistent drive. Late In the sec- Young for the extra point. lond period the visitors seemed on Wildcats 27, Chicks 0. the march to another score but The Chicks' lone touchdown was the Seminoles dug In and not only set up when Hood intercepted a stopped their ground attack, but Wildcat pass on his own eight yard checked their brief aerial assault line and dashed up to his own 44 «s the.half ended. before being brought down. After Great kicking by Wyatt, plus more an incomplete pass to Nicholson, ««">' fumbles, kept the Seminoles Hood hit the center to smash to the M 1 ' b!iv , °" sevcrnl P™" 1 , 1 ! 1 "! °^ ca " North Little Rock 48. Cotton Poguc slo "s In the second half. In des- then went through the middle to the P""' 10 "'"^ lo ^ to "J 0 , n!r Wildcat 31 lor a first and ten. Hood " lnc , ll ! lrd , « l f' ronly l ° passed to Johnson for the touch- " "P'°^ '" ' helr [ace and 'down and Hood went around right end for the extra point. Little Rock fumble on the Wildcat After the half the game was mon- 21 when the game ended, opolized by the Wildcats and the N. Little Rock Blytheville Chicks railed to threaten again. Stephens LE.. J. L. Johnson A pass from Yates to right tackle Crowder LT Kempcr Kimes soon after the third quarter jwilcon LG Koonce opened resulted in the fifth touch- Breorley C Blomeyer down..Yates then tossed to Kimes Blassingame ...RG Ratcllffl ^for the extra point. North Little Kimes RT Wilson Rock led 34-7. Young RE.... T. Sylvester Eight plays later the Wildcats Nctvse QB D. Sylvester! scored again.'After the Chicks had Yates RH Nicholson been forced to give up the ball on Hensley LH Hood I their own 18 Yates went through Combee FB Pogue the middle lor the sixth touchdown N. Little Rock .... 20 7 H 6—47 and Combee went through the mid- Blythevillc 0 7 0 0— ll die for the extra point. Referce^efl Farrls (Hendrix); I The seventh and final touchdown 1 umpire—"Boots" Colcman (Hen- came a couple of minutes before drix; head linesman—Lowell Manthe game ended. After the Chicks I ntng (Ark. College); flcld judge— | had fumbled on their own 35 Hens-1 Jesse Matthcs (U. of Missouri). ley dashed around left end lor the Substitutions: Blylhevillc—Fcrgu-1 touchdown. Combee attempted to I son, Lutes, D. Caldwell, Delong; buck the line for the extra point North Little Rock—Williams, Black-1 but was tossed back.'North Little wood, Ball, Blair, Frohn, Fucr.l :Rock 47, Chicks 7. Gaunt, Huddle, Mctcalf, Scott and | The Chicks recovered a North Shlllcutt. Banister, Ulltcrap, Hart, Wiseman roster, Hathorne. Hughes' substitutes: Sims, Welch Hampton, Mills, Blckerstaff, B Biirch, W. Clark. Scoring touchdowns: Burns fplunge): Wyatt 2 (scrimmage, In terceptcd pass); Dockey (returnee punt). Extra points: Burns 2 me lit-, plupge). First downs: Hughes 7, Osccol; G. Osceola attempted 14 (place pusses completed three for 23 yards an had six intercepted. Hughes attempted 10 passe, completed 3 for 23 yards. Penalties: Osccola 5 for 35 yard; Hughes 9 for 90 yards. Score by quarters: Osccola 0 0 0 0— Huglies 7 0 0 19—2 Officials; Lieut. Alfred Klin Truesdale and Belkas 'Picked As Opponents Of Wisbar, Bennett It Is a yearly custom of Promoter Mike Meroney to treat his wrestling faithfuls to tin extra-special card to celebrate Nov. 11th. Usually he saves back a few pairings for one giant program to honor the close of the First World War, and these shows usually rank with the best of the [Hire year. For this Monday night, two dnyb iflcr Armistice, the matchmaker ms assembled what he rates one of his finest cards in the 10-ycai History of promoting here. He Is bringing In four of tin finest, most aggressive, and highly skilled 100-pound giants on hi. iiooklng circuit. They are: Sergt Clir!:: Belkus, the popular wrestlini instructor at the Blythevillc Ann Air Field; "Tufty" Truesdale, wh holds the Unlit heavyweight chain pionship of Mexico and one of th most able wrestlers ever to perron here; Gus Wisbar, the blond ma wizard, and duniblc, inimitable George Bennett, one nf the toughest men ever to lace on an athletic shoe. Clash In Tag Match This quartet of stars is due to wage wur In a tag match, with the usual two single fall preliminaries. Promoter Meroney has cleverly paired them to offer the best passi- ble competition, not to mention the likely fireworks that art; duo upt and explode wuh Idud reports. >r the first time hern Truesdale ill team with Belkas, while Wis- tr draws Bennett as his partner, nelkas and Wisbar will revive iclr rivalry In one of the curtain ilscrs which ought lo be another i)u. Truesdale and Bennett collide i Ihe other prospective thriller.- , Even the conservative Meroney lews this show with a great deal f satisfaction. I am confident lhat my shows ave as a whole olleiv.d the mnxl- nun of action, excitement, thrills nd entertainment," the promoter aid. "I have sought to give the ans what they dewed most an-3 elleve I have each week, with but cw exceptions. But this prograni or Monday night here shapes tip is one of the best—if not the best' —I have ever arranged for Blythe- ille finis. lionks On Merit "Naturally, I have no preference imong my wrestlers. To me they are nil good and I show no partially. I give them the bookings according to merit and. drawing yow- er, based on records of wins and losses and the box office. However goes without saying that these four wrestlers rate among the top in performance. They arc clever brilliant performers. They have col- and skill and should put on one ill 1. P. FBllND UOK HOLDS OUT The uncanny luck of running into lomctown boys overseas still is workliw for Robert O. (Pcnmil) I'llKDIC'i'ION COMING TRUE You likely will recall lhat Join Oliver (Bo) Coppedge, the ex-Chick great, made (he prediction that this MeHancy . . . Only recently he j 1044 Navy team would cut a fancy lumped into T. H. Ca'raway in the figure In the current football sen foxhole on I'clcllu Island, despite son ... . . The sailors have beci ho fact that he Is ii Marine and slow coming around but the defea Ilattie" Is n Seabee . . . 'the | of Notre Dimie last week indi liitrst to gladden his heart was Staff Scryt. . Barney Crook, and llarncy Is in the Army Medical Corps." The three local chaps ro:il- ]y went in catcs they may have reached th form expected of them. . . . "Bo hasn't been starling at his favor ,„,.,. .„. ,... He tackle berth for Ihc Navy, du for some heavy chin- | .specifically to the .presence of on , I'm sure of that ... A' OOB-I saw Billy Eldreclge, one of the finest fellows you find anywhere, Just before he took off for Little Hock to he "induced" into the service. He confided lhat it wns the Marines fnr him if at all possible. . . , Well, it looks :is if (lie recruiters had other ideas.. . . . When they learned his outstanding prep and college records they as- siBiicd him lo the Navy and sept him on Ihe double to Farragut, Idnho, for specialized Irniiiins in the "boot camp" there. ... He Is tickled pink over his lot and is rtain lo make good, , of (he most thrilling programs ever stuped here. I'll be keenly disappointed if they don't, though I an — not worried. Instead, 1 am positive to I they will." While the lag match is ;i four- star event and commands major nl- Irnilon, the anticipated return due between Belkas and Wlsbnr is close Ixhind in general interest. Fan: (Lacrosse, Wis., Teachers), referee Staff Sergt. Conrad Diener (Brook lyn College), umpire; Sergt. Join Gierum (De Paul), head linesman'; Basil Sea graves, field judge. isls some time ago. It was a beauty to watch. It had everything a wres- ing malcli is supposed to have; donee, defense, color, showninn- itn, speed, and in wholesale crates Gus Is Versatile In sheer ability there arc few •tipplers in the 190-pound class who an consistently beat Wisbar. The lever Dutchman is one of the most gile and versatile men to show icre and always gives out with ;ood performance. The clash between Truesdale and Bennett should be none tiie less exciting, though possibly n trifle •ougher. Both arc big favorites and ,iavc been pleasing local fans ovc> .1 long period. Bennett, who gave one of his precious eyes to the wrestling game in i match several years ugo, louble-tough customer. He returnee to local haunts a few weeks ago participating in an over-weigh match that could not be avoided A substitution had to be made at th last minute and only the big Eddi Malonc was available. George an his partner came In for a henv shellacking but they got in a fc\ licks before succumbing. Beimel got so violent that Referee Me roney was forced to disqualify hin paving the way for the defeat. . The show gets under way at 3:1 Ion Whitmlrc, whom Coppedge de irribcs as the greatest linesman i he nation. . . . But ho has bee jetting into every game and, qul ikely, doing all right or someone else would be getting the nod. ... INITIATED — Buddy Wa'rrington, youngest member of the illustrious family which boasted four outstanding athletes, Lcc (Rooster) Dan, Roland, and Tommy, writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wiirrington, Sr., that he has been Initiated into the royal order of King Neptune for having crossed Ihc Equator. . . . "They shaved my head and painted my stomach with oil", he proudly reported. . . . He Is in the Navy. . . . Dan and Rolnnd arc In the Army. I'Al'EKS COMING IN Thanks to Pvt. Tommy Sergt. Udell Newsomc and Staff Sergt. Bill Crowe, my service paper collection took a sudden jump. . . . Tammy, former Chick linesman back, mailed two copies of Hie Kccslcr Field (Miss) News, a full-sized newspaper published cv- "(ery Thursday. His address is: Sec. O C!05), Box 745. . . . Sergt. New- sonie's contribution was the Oct. 28 edition of the.Muroc Mirage, official weekly organ of the Muroc nny Air Field, Calif. . . . Udell quartered at Sqd. P. 421 st. Base nil . . . GUINEA GOLD— Bill icloscd a Philippine Invasion ecli- on of the Guinea Gold, published s you probably suspected, on New uinea. ... It also is a dilly of a icet and gives some interesting owdown on the great job of re- ccupying the Philippines. . Vanna read it? ... NORTHEAST \KKANSANS — Corp. Eugene Au en, who recently was shipped tc Lincoln, Neb'raska, after winnin us gunner wings, has run int several fellows from Northeast, Ar kansas. . . . "Sny, I met a Cap Williams here who is from Osceo n. He's a Dr. and a brother to th Williams twins (girls) of Osceol" Had an interesting talk with hi He's Jack Robinson's age and wen to the U of A in 1931-32 with him He's a swell fellow. Everyone seem tb like him. He told me there wa sergeant here who had been a car salesman in Blythevillc but couldn't recall his name. Do you know such a person? : . . Don't know for a certainty, pal, but it might be Hubert Seymore. Russellville leaten, 35-13, By Little Rock By United Press Russellville High School's hopes f upsetting the conference leading Little Rock High Tigers were rushed last night when the Bengals defeated the fighting Russellville leven 35 to 13. And the Tiger's big fullback, John Hoffman, accounted for three of .he Little Rock touchdowns to boost his season scoring total— a total already the highest in the Arkansas- High school conference In other conference games last night, the North Little Rock High School Wildcats trounced a game Blythevillc Chick eleven 47 lo and Hot Springs downed Pine Bluff 19 to 13. Non-conference scores included: Smackovcr 34, Haynesville, La. C Conway 39, Harrison 0. England 8, Clarendon 7. Jonesboro 20, Batesville 0. Newport 13, Paragould 0. Tnlsa, Okln., 24, Fort Smith 7. Forrest City 13, Stuttgart 0. Sprlngdalc 37, Fayeltevillc 7. Hope 14, Texarkrum 13. Searcy 7, Brlnkley 6. Cincinnati 51 Denver 12 Detroit 49 Jacksonville 15 allaliafsee C9 ansas City 62 aeon C8 emphls 62 lami 81 onlgomery 10 ew Orleans 71 cw Y.ork 60 an Antonio 12 ampa 75 /ashlngton 61 alias 82 ouston 80 ickson 71 Ittle Rock 71 bhrcvcuort 18 Temperatures High Atlanta 61 Augusta 15 Birmingham 67 Charleston 14 , Charlotte 65 ChallKiioogn CO Little, Chicago • 47 Lo F. B. JOYNER SERVICE STATION Corner Ash & Second Sfs. (Formerly Tom Jackson Sev. Sta.) ESSO GAS & OILS WASH—GREASE TIRE REPAIR — Call 2G11 For Koad Service 45 39 46 41 43 42 3D 5S 42 54 53 45 55 40 55 52 41 49 More than 100,000 Chicagoans iave hay fever, according to a urvey. R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY NIGHTS Box Office Opens 7:15—Show Starts at 7:30. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Box Office Opens I Show Starts 1:15 Saturday "WAGON TRAIN" with Tim Holt 5th Chapter: "The Iron Claw" Selected Short Saturday OWL SHOW 'INVISIBLE GHOST" with 13eln Lugosi Comedy Sunday and Monday "DOUBLE INDEMNITY" with Barbara Stanwyck & • Fred MacMurray RKO News & Comedy Conner wew» •»«» I loi^vC-W !«•**- * WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, Nov. 73, 8:75 p. m. lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena In America. Adults, 36c, Tax 9c—Total, 45c. Reserved Scats, IZc, Tax 3c—To- tal, ISp. Children's Seats IZc, Tix 3c, Total, 15c. Reserved Seats On Sale at the Legion Arena Every Monday from 6 p. m. on TAG MATCH Truesdale & Belkas versus Wisbar & Bennett ' • Two 30 Mkrate Preliminaries Tuffy Truesdale Sgt. Chris Belkas ,vs. vs. George Bennett Gus Wisbar Open 7:00 *Show Starts 7:15 CHICKASAW WK! Mala Near 2!sl 8t Sat. itarts 12:45; Bon. «Urta l:ii • Night shown. 5:45 Exupt Monday, open* 8:45 Continuous shows Bat. and Sim. I'M SAVING WASTE I 3C ~ T.~ l'I TJ I All »rtf tfa* countty wlm «ad iwwtheara an collective wtM p*pM> Th«f macUtwand that our igfadflf mm deipenteij M*4 &k cxitkal WM M«ttckL m»kk$ a weekly habit of MYlng eld ampftpMt, bom, wrap- plofa. Tb*f aM not bamlug or dwttofiat warn ptp« - thqr •*• Modinf k «o aufa et wtmp Last Time Today 'Calling Wild Bill Elliott' with Bill Elliott & George "Gabby" Hayes SERIAL: "Adventures of the Flying Cadets" Last Time Today Double Feature ' 'STICK TO YOUR GUNS' with Hopalong Cassidy and "ATLANTIC CONVOY" with Bruce Bennett Serial: "G-Mcn vs. the Black Dragon." Donald Duck Comedy Saturday Midnight Show Starts 11 p. m. 'Bermuda Mystery 1 with Preston Foster & Ann Rutherford Sclccteil Short Sunday & Monday 'UNION PACIFIC" with Barbara Slamvyck & SAVE ASUNDUlwill v > f'? -rj. wax attklM uMd by out anoiw. D* jw«r put aloof witk *••• patriotic wom«k G«t yew dubc, drk tad ctauck poafM Wiloii tkk moTCmiot Collect warn pap«*-faadle l«-«ad tu/m k ku T. md help u. J. VICTORY WASTE PAPER CAMPAIGN Joel McCrea Universal News Short New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 P. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System ' Saturday "COWBOY FROM LONESOME RIVER" with Charles Starrclt Serial & Short Saturday OWL SHOW , ^ "INVISIBLE MAN'S REVENGE" rimmounl News Short Jon Hall with & Evelyn Ankers Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday "J A N 1 E" with Joyce Reynolds Fox News Si Short

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