The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 25, 1944
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'PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILU'I COURIER NEWS' Indian Athlete To Face Lawson , Veteran Yaqui Joe . On Wrestling Lineup * At Arena Monday A full blooded Yaqui Indian makes'.-his Blythevllle bow to feature;. Promoter -Mike Meronoy's weekly ring program Monday night at..Uic American Legion arena He Is Yaqui Joe, icternn mat arl- 1st; :nad rated among the best In his weight ; in the wrestling profession ' -The Indian faces the popular Buck:Lawson, ex-Naval commando instructor, in the first of the promoter's, double-barreled show featuring IRO individual matches, each with a 90-mlnute time limit, two best falls of three going to the winner. _ JUn Parker, the stocky 225- pound star who bears strong resemblance to a professional football bacK, returns after an absense of several years lo tangle ,with Roy Welch, senior member of the Welch Brothers wrestling firm, in the second half of the double main event.- Indian Is Clever You have the word of Promoter Merbney that Yaqui Joe lias the stuff and equipment, to tangle wjth such outstanding , men as Lawson. Meroney, who has spent more than three decades In the ring 'profession both .as wrestler I aiid boxer and has seen the performers come and go over that period, consider Joe as one of IHe most brilliant men he has e\er seen In any ring "Yaqui Joe is a wizard," the local matchmaker stated with emphasis. "He not only is one of the most clever men I have ever seen, but one of the strongest for his weight and size. He has accumulated"' a bag of tricks o\cr the long wrestling career and kno\vs hew to use;, them. "Perhaps the most outstanding feature "of his work Is the marvelous manner in .which he. uses his feet. I ha\e seen him throw opponents without touching them with his hands in the final process, "He is a clean wrestler. That is, he wrestles cleanly as long as his foe will .let him. But when the situation demand 1 ; he can get mighty rough, and often docs His Indian Wood begins to boll'- and my, does it get to a sizzling point in a hurry" i Since Yaqui Joe is a Scientific workman, the fans can expect a fast moving, action filled duel when hp tangles with Lawson For 1 Buck prefers to match grips and science and Is plentv guGu But there seldom is one who will give him a tumble, in that direction.' Now that the Indian can and will, the customers likely will be treated to some real classj grappling which should be something extra special, j Prom all indications the finale between Parker and Welch should be a spectacular combination of modern, 1 ancient, and wh'at-hiive- jou milling with the fittest surviving Parker will be remembered as one of the most versatile and daring men ever to grace the ring. , here Strong, powerful, with ma' moth .shoulders and arms, Big J!m uses his tremendous strength to soften his opponents and set them ijp for the kill 'He moves quickly, acts deftly wiiruthe finesse of a sillied ^eteran that he is i jrA'-j Welch In Form iVThat.,Weloh has lost little, if nnj dflfus jdngs generalship *wa S revealed last week when he teamed with "Tuffy" Truesdale lo take the feature tag match from the German pair, Gus Wisbar, and Otlo Von Ludwig welch dropped the preliminary to Von Ludwig only because he became careless He had the Dutch meanie well on the road to defeat, when he let down the bars and permitted Von Ludwig-to slip into a crab hold and turn defeat Into victory. Welch was the master throughout 'Roy will pit his all-round skill and generalship against that of Parker in a match which ought to pack everything Into the hour | and a half, or less. Then, too, he has his pet, the body slam, as a hole card, and it has come in mighty handy. The show gets under way promptly at 8 15 On the Warpath Wrestling fans here expect Buck Lawson to have his hands full when he tackles lough Ynqiil Joe, Indian star, at the American Legion arena on North Second street. Wilson Rallies; Scoring 20-14 Win At Joiner JOINER, Ark. : Nov. 25.—Wilson Bulldogs came from behind In the second half lo overcome a H-poiut lead and defeat the Shawnee Indians here Wednesday 20-14 in the Joiner team's final yamc of the season. The Indians wound up their 1344 campaign wil\i a .500 average, winning two games each from L\ix- ora mid Tyronza, splitting a pair with. Wilson and dropping two games each to Lcpanto and Keiscr. Coach John Burnett started the season with a light and inexperienced team, only one of whom had played any football. Injuries also hurt. Reserves were so few that Coach Burnett had but five substitutes on the bench at times , Jackets will be awarded the following: WilleU, Bell, [laskett B Dresback, Precis, Lanler, W. Jeu Grcenwell, Dean, Illggnnliolhnni j' Dresback, Q. j cu , McDaniel and Gary. : & .!" V> EECTRICITY IN THE FARM HOME t Lei as explain how easily jou may enj«y electricity In yonr ,t«n» home. Estimates on wiring His B. Rogers Jr. romoted To Captain HQ. TENTH AIR FORCE IN •TOIA, Nov. 25 (Delayed)—Promo- on lo cnplnin of Ellis B. Rogers, r., .27, son of Mrs. Emma Lon' ogers, 1556 Vollciitinc St., Mem- ijs Tuin hns been announced ' Mij Gen Howard C. Davidson, munanding general, Tenth Air irce EAC • ' xfinance officer nt^ Hondcumr- rs Tenth Air Force, Cnjit. Rogers is been stationed in Indln the ist 15 montlis. He was graduated from Dlytlie- "e, Ark., high school where he irticipated In track mid football nd ttlended Springfield, Mo., busi- css college. He was employed by Minor & Benne, Investment rokcrs; Memphis, before entering )e armed forces three and one filf years ago. Trojans Defeat Jonesboro, 6-0 North Little Rock Outclasses Fordyce In Conference Tilt I!y United I'ress The Hot Springs Trojans, the 011- anil-off loom of Die Arkansas nigh school footbal; conference, nosc<l out a 0 to 0 win over the strong Jonesboro Golden Hurricane In the feature game of the conference at Hoi Springs last night, In other conference games, North Llltlc Rock ran over Fordyce :)2 to H, mid Ucnton downed Forrest City 13 to 0. , Non-conference scores last night Included: tlttlB Rock 32, Greenville, Miss. 7. El Doriulo 20, Smnckovcr 0. Bnlcsvillc 12, Snblaco G. Paris 0, Clarksville 0. Hope 0, Dlerks 0. Brlnkley 39, England 0. Searcy 53, Pjir.igoiild 0. De Queen 13, Menu 0. Georgia Rolls Over Clemson, Score 21 To 7 ATHENS, Nov. 25 (U.p.)_The University of Georgia, hoarding Its mtin strength for its traditional battle wllh Georgia Tech next week, coasted to an easy 21-7 victory over Clemson. A crowd of three thousand five hundred watched Captain Billy Rutland vim through and 'around the Clemson line, lending the Georgia ground offense. His running mate, Al Perl, started Hie scoring by scniiipering 70 yards for a touchdown on the first scrlmmngc play of the game. Two freshmen, George Sklnworth SATURDAY, NOVEMJ3EK 25, 1944 DOPE BUCKET •X J, T. ntUND Pacific Bat. Boy 1(ATTI,K OF IIKACIIKS Major Albert Ridings, who has come a long ways In the Air Force of the United States, got a. big kick out of telling why lie was limping while visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Hidings, last week. ... So many were curious enough to ask In what "battle" he was wounded. . . . The former Blytlie- ville High i School graduate who lacked Just a semester or two at the University of Arkansas, Jokingly told that lie received his injuries nt Hie "Galvcslon 'Beachhead" . He then went on to explain that he sustained a broken leg and arm in II most unusual and freakish accident . . . While running atony the Gnlvcston( Tcxns) beach during an odd-day from flying he tripped and fell, and in the fall suffered broken bones In his right leg and arm. . . He is well on the road to complete recovery, however, and expects no III effects either to himself or flying progress. ... He Is an Instrument Instructor at the Gnlvcstoh Combat School . . . "Lieut. John Burns and I fire U. S. castmllles," lie said with a sly grin, referring to "Wimpy" Burns who was discovered to have a broken neck at Fort Knox, Ky. . This is a screwy war. . . Here Albert lias survived more than a thousand flying hours, many under storm conditions, only to go into a tailspin on a beach during play find crackup. . . It just doesn't add up, docs it? • PARENTS GET WORD Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Posey have received an Interesting letter from the former C. O. of their son, Lieut. L. C. Posey, Jr., who is flying combat in China. . . . The officer, who is on leave at his home in nearby Tennessee, praised the fine work of Lieut. Posey. •., . . He described him not only ns a fine, likeable chap, but n "damn good flier." The C. O. was leading the flight'when the,local toy bagged his Japanese Zero. I ](Signa( Corps photo from NEA)' Maluku, native bat boy, keeps cool throughout final game, doesn't even light cigarette he holds in his hand as GI's of. evacuation hospital win south- v) wcsl Pacific island title.* and Dim Edwards, collaborated to collect the second tally for Georgia on n pass from sklnworlh. from his own 35-yard line. In the third period, Clem'so'n £K)red Its lone touchdown on" n pass from Sid Tinsley to Gcorgi. Ornhnm, and Billy Poe stepped over the goal line on'a lateral.'Item Graham, making the score 14-7. A down-field drive beginning "on Georgia's H-yard line in the third period brought the Bulldogs their final touchdown with Rutland spanking the drive and finally bringing the ball Into paydlrt himself. Billy Ryan posed himself as a worthy opponent for Georgia Tc'ch's ace kicking specialist Allen (Dinky) Bowen by kicking three extra points- for Ills 13th in a row. He went into detail to tell how L. C, nancuvcrcd out of n tight spot to get the Jap In his siRhts and blast ilm out of the sky to his resting mcestors, ... It was the first and only Jap ship the squadron has scored, but promises it won't be the last. . The young officer reassured Mr. and Mrs. Posey that their son lad completely recovered from his operation and was fit and better than ever sans the bothersome ap- dix. ... He gave them some nope that possibly very soon Lieut. Posey would lie able to net Ills leave and come home for n well deserved rest. . . Another son, Pvt, Heiiiinn Cross Posey, Is stationed on Bou- lalnvlllc, where he Is claiming con- Idciabte attention ns a soloist with the crack Bougainville band. . . . He and Norman (Monk) 'Moslcy, n former Chick great, have gotten to- ;ethcr several times on the island. Another one of those interesting iimnan interest stories involving mylhevllle soldiers and native children lias been brought to light. . . Mrs. Dorothy Arnold, brother to Corp. Harold (Wahoo) Wynlt, an ex-Chick linesman, recently received a letter from her husband, Pvt. Loy Arnold, in which he tells of finding n new "girl." A former member of the 700th Sqrtn. at the Blytlieville Army Air Field, now in France, Private Arnold writes: ''You know, honey, I have always loved kids. Well, today as we were driving (he's a truck driver) we had to stop and cat. While we were there little French girl came ny to inc •ind began talking. Naturally, I could not understand her. And neither did she know what I was saying. She was about three years old and very sweet. Finally, I learned she wanted me to fix her shoe string. I took some needle and thread out of my kit, sewed it together and put it back in her shoe. She hugged my neck and I gave her half my rations. As we started to leave she began tn cry. Sure did hate to leave her. She was such a sweet little thing and I could have kept her, If I had my'way. But it Isn't the Army." . . . Wyatt, who showed considerable promise as a tackle, is somewhere in France. GI Thanks Draft Hoard ' WAI/THAM, Mass. (UP)—A Wnl- thnm GI now In France, who declares he's not shell-shocked, recently wrote his : rirnft board to thnnk officials for drafting him. Tlie soldier, who signed himself as "thankful" messaged his gratitude via v-mnll, mid ended up by wishing selective service officials a "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." Crawford Noble Lands Sailfish After Five Years Persistence pays, and Crawford Noliie has a 47-jxmnd sallfish to prove It. The Blythevllle hotel owner spending the winter at his Miami, Pla., home, rated a portion of Erl Roman's fishing column in the Ml- iiini Herald the other day after he landed the fish, which soon will be "unveiled" as a trophy. Deep sea anglers rate the sallflsh as one of the gamest species using the waters of the Gulf Stream, and those fortunate enough to bring one of these righting beauties to the deck experience that "thrill of a lifetime." This was a particularly happy event for Mr. Noble because of the fact that he had been trying for five years to hook a snilfish. Another member of the party aboard Capt. Bill Hatch's cruiser Patsy hooked a.sailfish, a 12-pound- cr. He was C:ipt. w. Nat Porter of Nashville, Tenn., former manager of (lie Albert Pike Hotel in Little Hock. In addition to the two sallnsli, the catch Included 10 albacorc, 15 Arctic bontio, five dolphin, two barracuda, four kiiigfisii and 10 tuna. Mike Turnesa Again Cards 71 To Lead Field PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 25 (UP) —Steady Mike Turncsa turned in his second straight 71 to take Ihe lead at the half-way point In the Portland Open Golf Tournament. Mike, from the golfing family of White Plains, N. Y., stepped ahead of Slammm' Sammy Snead who had [rouble with a couple of short putts. Tiirnesa's two round total of 142 puts him two stroke's ahead- of, who ballooned to 74 in the second round after leading the first round with TO. But neither Snead nor Tuniesti cmi breath easily with two days still left in Ihe $15,500 War Bony tournament. Other leaders arc bunched closely behind them. One strike behind Sneai! is Zell Eaton of Los Angeles with 145, and Hurry Bnssler of Oliver City, Calif, lins 14C. 'Among the fairway stars tied at W7. any one of 'whom could hit a hot streak to take the money, are all-Amcricar. <-'«v.pion Bryon Nelson, Willie Goggin and Jack Gage. PGA champion Bob Hamilton dropped back to 149, along with three .other golfers as the late finishers straggled in. Cminrr :hip Off Old Back His Fait of Hell K I L G O R E, Tex. (UP)—PFC. Frank Van Meter, u. S. Marine Corps, stationed on Peleliu Island, doesn't go into details when he writes to- his mother, Mrs. Frank E. Van Meter, but he expresses himself clearly, nevertheless. "I have certainly had my part of hell," he wrote recently. WRESTLING . Legion Hut, Monday, Nov. 27, 8:75 p. m. Lowest Admission of any Wrcsllins Arena in America. 1 S. 36 £ Jf Oc - Tof:l1 . ««• Hescrvcd Seals, IZc, Tax 3c-To- Sc. Children's Scats 12c, TJX 3c, Total, 15c. Reserved Scats On Sale at the Legion Arena Every Monday from 6 p. m. on DOUBLE MAIN EVENT Yaqui Joe vs. Buck Lawson and Roy Welch vs. Jim Parker (Both 90-Minute Time Limit, 2 out of 3 fall Matches) Charlie Stalcup Vt. ' /hone 2993 * , * n ' \ K«pair Everything , Recapping and Vulcanizing * * ADD LIFE TO TOUI4 TIKES MODINGER.POETZ*TIRE*CO. y. 61 North Phone 2201 Housewives! Storekeepers! , WASTE PAPER URGENTLY NEEDED Clip this and paste it in your window! x, f U.S. Victory WASTE PAPER Campaign Harry Stuhldrchcr, Jr., son of I Wisconsin's coach, plays quarter- i back for West Junior High of 1 Madison. Small of slaturc like ' his signal-willing fnlhcr who bo- '. came famous as one of Notre! Dame's Four Horsemen, Skippy! Slulildrehcr excels as a passer for a team that- has won lhrec ; v. games and lied imolhcr.» The name Libya originally «us given by Ihe Greeks to what they thought was the entire continent of Africa. Bead Courier Mews Want Ada. FOB SAUS CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Brfdj* lumber Osceola Tile ft , Culvert Co. n>*ne MI Oscfolk. Ark. Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service IZL E. Main Phone 8123 Show Starts 7:00 Last Time Today 'Lost Canyon 1 with Hopalong Cassiday Serial: "Adventures of ilic FJj-in Cadets." Short Saturday Midnight Show Starts 10:45 p. m. 'Stranger Than The Night' with William Carey & Virginia Grey Selected Shorts New Theatre Manila's Finest What have you done today that some mother's son should die for you tomorrow? —BUY BONDS— in our lobby. No waiting. We arejssuing agents, Saturday "FUGITIVE FROM SONORA" A Republic i'icture Serial & Short i '*<, Saturday OWL SHOW 'SINGING SHERIFF' willi Jioli Crosby Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday "THE CONSPIRATORS" willi Ilcdy Lamarr & Paul Henreid Fox News & Short CHICKASAW W«t Mala Ne*r 21st BL Sat itarts U:45; Ban. «UrU 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, open* 9;ft5 Conflnnons shows Bat. and Sun. THEATRE Manila, Ark.' WEEK-DAT NIGHTS f Box Office Opens 7:15—Show Starts at 7:30. SATURDAYS .& SUNDAYS : Bok Of flee Opens.! •'-.'..• Show Starts 1:15 Sunday and Monday Down-to-mirth romance of a super- secretary and her dol!ar-a-year go Paramount N'cvvs Short Last Time Today Double Feature "STARDUST ON THE SAGE" with Gene Autry :tml 'THE SMILING GHOST with Wayne Morris Serial: "G-Mcn vs. the Black Dragon" Disney Comedy I Sunday and Monday "SOULS AT SEA" willi Gary Cooper & George Kaft Universal Xcws Comedy Saturday. "PRAIRIE LAW" with George O'Brien & Leon Errol Illi Chapter: "The Iron Claw" Comedy Saturday OWL SHOW "MAD DOCTOR" with Basil Kalhbone, Ellen Drew John Howard * Vcra Vague Also Comedy ' Sunday and Monday TJ' £ ''.-, I million ^ ; -& ^ Jll I 1 I I M !• rf & dollar $• minx! r & ^ PBOOUCEOtY SERT"OKANtrW" DIRtCHO BY RICtfAltD WAUA ItillA Her by Floibl b4d HtAI "'•••• - ....':..: : ^.—^i KKO News .& Comedy

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