The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 2, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 2, 1944
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lAGESIX BLYTIIEVILLE COURIKR N1CWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 19-14 Great Army and Navy Grid Teams Await Kickoff Cadets Favored To Win Classic Both Service Teams In Perfect Condition ' For Season's Climax BALTIMORE, Dec. 2 (UP) —Tile Army Is ready, the Navy Is ready, and the prospect of clear, cold weather makes the cadets a 2 to 1 favorite for the annual service football game at Baltimore this al- tcrnoon. Experts say that clear weather, making the new sod In Baltimore's big municipal stadium dry and fast, is made to order, for Army's explosive "T 1 ' formation attack. Wllh the use of thai smashing weapon the cadets have scored one point for every playing infinite In trouncing eight straight opponents this fall. 'Muddy going, on the other hnnd, would-;: favor Navy's pulverizing single wing attack with the bruising-middle lino assuming more Importance than ever.. .. "'Army coach Hed Blalk says: i'iWe- arc razor sharp and rcad\ " i-The." cadet leader Indicated that end Dick Pilzer has recovered from a' leg injury, and is ready to start, Vtyavy Coach Swede Hagberg re. ports that his squad is physically and psychologically "up."' That means that the middle line-buster, Halfback Bob Jenkins, has recovered from a toe infection that, threatened to keep him on the sidelines 1 ::.Tlic cadets and middles have.met three common opponents, and in e'ach case Army has outscored (ho sailors. Navy topped Duke 7 to 0, and Army did it 21 to 7. The Middies beat Perm 26 to 0—and the Cadets hiade It 62 to 7. Navy drop ped Notre Dame 32 to 13, and the Army came along the next week to wallop'the Irish 59 to 0. The sea- con's figures give Army the offensive advantage,.and the Navy the defensive edge. .;,,Mn a late lineup change, Navj Coach Hagberg announces that his .best- punter, end Jack Hansen, wll start Instead of Ben Martin, am Ben chase, a star Middle guard ; has been switched from vlgh guard to left- to play alongside All- American^ tackle Don whitmlrc Sail Gllliarh stays at right tackl •with Jack Carring'ton going ti right guard^ V • . ' , Kir Army wins it will mark tli first: perfect season for the Cadets sjnce .1916. "And the West Pointers will be,able to claim the mythical National Championship, i;,But It the 'Navy Vwiiis, .as they have for the last five years, their two early-season defeats may give supporters of unbeaten Ohio State a' chance tb;c'.aim national honors. The Duke of Durham , /Fullback Tom Da\is ''who led Blue Devils in grand comeback, plays last game foi Duke "• against Alabama in New Five Tigers On Winkler's All-State 11 Booklets On Baseball , May Honor Judge Landis -'. "WICHITA, Kans., Dee. 2 (UP) — •A lasting tribute to the memory of Judge. Kenesaw Mountain Dandis m ay 'be the . distribution of free booklets on baseball .instruction to the boys of America." \;The National, Baseball Congress has already*; announced j its --Intention of erectirifela bust'of LanHis in he basebafis Hall 'oft Fanic at n, N.* , c J onj Coi-Reea , L»W, . objected He nfeUkms. hts father's desire thftb no -luneVal senicci te held or statues erected nl his hon: or. ''.'.... LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 2 (UP) Ray winkler, sports commentator tor radio station KLJJA <u Little Rock, has announced his 194-1 All- Slate football Iciim. Winkler, conductor of the daily "Radio Sports Digest" program, placed five Little Rock Tigers on his mythical All-Stale squad. And Hot Springs and Pine Bluff rated two men each. The El Dorado Wildcats and the North Little Rock Wildcats each placed one man. •Here's- the personnel of Whiklcr's 1944 All-State football squad: _ Ends— Sammy Sanders of Little :ock and James Lyle of El Dorado, Tackles— Mike Kumpuris of Little :ock and David Roland of Hot 'Prlngs. Guards-Billy Funderbuig of Lit- lc Rock and Neal Robins of Little Rock. Center — Alfred Bracv of Little Rock. Quarterback — Shorty Turchi of 'hie Bluff. Halfbacks— Eugene Canada of Hot prlngs and Raymond Combee of North', Little Rock. Fullback— John Hoffman ol Lit II Rock. Of the 1041 squad two have been silected on previous All State elevens Tackle D-uld Rbl nul of Ho Springs won T bcith oh the 1(142 All-State selections, and fullback John Hoffman of Little Rock \va: raising the limit from 25 to 30 The rule will require thai at least five of the players be returnee servicemen. That limit would be in effect from one month after the scasoi opens until Sept.. 1. Another pro petal would boost the rosters (ran 40 to 50 at all other times, with a least 10 cx-scrvlccmen on the list Only one possible source of op position ,for the measure Is tore ;:een. That might come from inhio ;agvie.s, which would prefer ti ave the extra players slphonci own to top flight minor clubs. The limit rule will share ntten ,011 at the winter meeting wit no selection ol u successor to the ate commissioner, Judge Kene.snw . It's likely that a three-man ommisslon, composed of the presl- ' 'Colonel Landls .adds it would please the late baseball commissioner far more to have those possible Iiinds an denergy' used for the development of, baseball among the boys of America. Memphis Bill Honored ROME, Dec. 2 (UP)-— A forme: Yale football player, Major Willlaii Mallory ot • Memphis,. Teiin., ha received'.lhe Legion of Merit. Mai lory was fullback on Waller Camp' 1923 Ail-American team. .The award was made for Mai lory's planning of an air attack o the Po Valley which paralyzed Gcr man transportation during the Al lied drive North of Rome. an All-Stater in 1943. Major League Player Limit- May Be Raised CHICAGO, Dec. 2 (U.P.)-Owu ers of major league baseball club arc cxjicclcd to raise the playci limit to help meet the game's post war employment problem. Tlie executives meet in New York on Dec. 13. And Leslie O'Connor, secretary of the baseball commissioner's office, says that they probably will agree to an amendment Roberts, Canny In Tag Feature Two Rough Performers Will Oppose Parker And Lawson At Arena top ranking mcanlc returning to local DOPE BUCKET Bl J. P. FBIEND Blytheville's S team Is cencs. Promoter Mike Meroncy an- lounccs that he is bringing those wo hilarious mat villains, "Rough led" Eobcrls and "Wild Blll"Cnn- iy, to feature another all-star vrcslllng program Monday night. lloberts and Canny, two of the icst known grapplers ever to show lore, combine their rough talents ngalnst "Big Jim" Parker and 'Buck" Lawson, the popular ex- Navy chief, In the main event tag natch. Supporting this prospective free- for-all battle that may exceed In hiills iimi spill.',- Anything that lias ever been paraded in the Legion irena are two individual matches. Parker will be thrown in the same ring with Roberts, while Lawson and Canny revive their ring rl- valty in the other 30-mimitc time limit match. Unto With Best Roberts and Canny am by no means strangers to Blythevllle wrestling fans. They have been appearing here as a team and individually for several years. Their mcanle antics have brought the wrath of the fans and foes alike on their respective heads. But they arc the types who thrive on such treatment. They arc perfectly at home when the customers arc yelling their heads off an ( t chilling their tonsils as they seek to have Hie opposing malmcn tear off an arm or b'ash In their skulls for nulling some of the stuff inside the squared circle. There is never a dull moment when they are Inside the ring, I'JIAHM STH.L WORKING ^ land papa Allen (The B. J. Aliens) There is an old saying that "light- that lip Is out of the hospital and nlng doesn't strike twice In the same ready for action again . . . Jimmy, place" . . . That may he so, but It he great little doesn't compare with the luck of We. Robert, Ci. (Peanut) Mctlaney. . . . The Goddess of Fate has smiled in ii great big way on the small bill rugged Mnrlnc. . . He survived a wound during an Island Invasion, for which he received the Purple Heart. . . But his most consistent hick has been In the mullet 1 of crossing pa His with Hlylhcville boys out in the vast expanses of the Pacific. ... In fact, he hud been on the Hawaiian Islands only 30 minutes when he saw Pfc. Jimmy Allen. . . . There was a Blythcville boy lirrsAnl when he wus decorated with the Purple Heart. . . . He was Johnny White . . . Then shortly niter returning to combat on Palau Island Robert was paid a visit by Soabee T. II. (Hattic) Caraway. . . It wasn't long before Stnff Sergt. Barney Crook, of the Army Medical Corps, bounced in on him on the same Island An if that wasn't enough to keep u boy's heart singing, especially so far away from home, another neat surprise was in store for Peanut. . . . Billy Cullison, who formerly worked at I?ob- Inson Drug, was the latest to walk in on young McHancy. . . Writing his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. John O McHancy, who do you suppose Robert said? . . . "Say, this is a regular Blytheville reunion and do feel at home with Caraway, Crook I and Cullison on the island . . How I about getting a furlough and come . to sec me sometime?" he )laycd a leading role In the cham- noiiship days of 1010 and 1941, contracted dengue fever during the urce major Marine battles on Na- nuir, Saipan and Tlnnian, and was sent to the Hawaiian Islands to recover. . . His immediate destination is unknown, but likely it's Westward Ho again. . . WOUND- SU—Edgar Cain, a teammate on those two small, powerful elevens, .las been wounded during a battle 11 France recently. . . Extent of Ihe wounds is unknown . . . Edgar is a member of an operating team attached to a field hospital. . . GET BREAKS—Corp. Gene Auten, who was awarded his gunner wings a few weeks ago, and Staff Sergt. Hor- Monette Cagers To Open Season At Leachville LEACHVILLE, Ark., Dec. 2— I-cachville High School basketball teams will open they play Monette en the Lcachvlllc court. A large crowd is expected to be on hand for the opening f^ainc, when both lx>ys and girls will play. Ohio State Star Will Be Awarded Heisman Trophy NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UP)—Ohio State's cLs Horvath has won the Heisman Trophy, awarded annually by the Downtown Athletic Club to the nation's outstanding football player. The Buckeye star will get the award In ceremonies at the club on Dec. 5. Baseball Men Begin Tour Of War Fronts PARIS, Dec. 2 (U.P.)-A bateball •mil with two major league man- ageis and two star pitchers has begun a six-month tour of the war front. , The managers are Frankie Frtsch of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Mel Ott of the New York Giants, and the pitchers are Bucky Walters ot Cincinnati, and Dutch Leonard of Washington. They've got movies of the 1914 World Scries and a supply dt autographed baseballs for theff thows before American troops. They'll travel through combat t.reas In a weapons carrier with n trailer. A baseball writer, J. Roy Stocktin of the St. Louis Post-DIs- patch, is master of ceremonies for the grlup. Read Courier News Want Ad*. days. . . . They have a good reason: Their son, Tech Sergt. Nat, ace Walters the ex-Chick, who lalc of china 'and India, Is enroutc served more than two years In New nm i expected any day now Guinea, are' congratulating them- GETS LAST LAPP—Eugenia Craw- selves for getting assignments close , 0 rd, who served as city reporter of to home. . . . They arc stationed the Courier before accenting a tel- at the Dyersburg (Tcnn.) Army Air bwship in Journalism at the Uni- Field. . . . Horace recently joined the ranks of the Benedicts by marrying the former June Lansing. . . Mrs. Auten was the not-so-long-a go Miss Jackie Smith of the George (Blythevillo Laundry) Smiths. . . GETS COMMISSION —Remember Alvln Justice, the ponderous tackle verslly of Towa, writes thai all is well with. her. . . From what she said, they surely believe in pouring on the work . . . Gctta Load of This:—"This Iowa is some Place! Beautiful campus, beautiful buildings, in fact everything but beautiful men—but they hurl the knowl- R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY NIGHTS ' Box Office Optns 7:15—Show gtirfj at 7:30. SATURDAYS & BUNDAYB " Box Office Open* 1 Show Start* 1:15 who served under Joe Dildy with c d B e at you so fast that studying to the Chicks for several seasons? . . kc ep up with these I. Q. kids keeps Jimmy Allen has written mama lents of both leagues and O'Con- ier, secretary to Landls for years-, vlll be chosen while the executives cok around (or a new ruler.' The major league agreement, the locuinent that sets up the eom- nlssioner's office und gives him he 'power to run the sport, will irobably be extended at the mcet- ng. And the executives will also alk about night baseball, and bonus contracts for players. Patriotic Corn ELIZABETHTOWN, 111. (UP) — Austin Hurford of Ell/.abcthtown ;rew some patriotic corn this year, ilc picked three ears, each of .which Had red, white nnd blUq .kernels. n't been beaten by that rough giant. Making his first appearance licre after an nbseuse of several years Big Jim showed he had lost none of his roughness. He pressed Welch all the way of their torrid match and several times bordered on the brink of victory. It will be interesting to see how tie and Lawson will fare when they start throwing punches with Canny nnd Roberts who know the finer points of the beak busting, too. The show get.s under way at 8:15. gardlcss of whose arena. Also, there HEADY FOR ACTION is nothing new under the sun with tills pair. They know all the questions and answers and come up for new angles every time they hit town for a performance. One of their favorite tricks may aptly be entitled the "Gypsy Rose Lee Special" They simply strip, not themselves but the referee. Their choice object of this stunt is Referee Mike Meroncy, who will serve as the third man in the ring for this show. Have Ample Opposition ' As good and effective as Canny and Roberts are, and they rate among the best in this tag business, they are certain to have their hands full handling Parker and Lawson. In his last few appearances Lawson has been especially effective. He lias shown more speed and stamina, not to mention cleverness, than at any stage of his spectacular wrestling career. Tlieh, too, he doesn't wait as long as 'iic did formerly, to use his explosive fists as an effective aid to his vast scientific talent storehouse. It was this chief sock weapon that enabled him to defeat the clever Yaqiil Joe hi the finale of last week's card. The Indian will attest its effectiveness. Parker last. 1 to] the veteran! Roy Welch Moliday: nijjht, but \yhp-hasr T : '-. '• ~-. T-? £ i ' '• • r-^ He was in town this week visiting relatives after being awarded his coveted wings and commission. . . He is piloting a D-25. HAS BIG DECISION When you have an important decision to make consider the problem of Lieut. L. c. Posey . . . Stationed in India where he has been flying i\ P-40,-already bagged u Jap Zero, and lias a bronze cluster to his air medal, L. C. has been given the choice of getting his captain's bars and squadron leader or return to the United States, probably to serve as a combat instructor. . . Which would you take? . . . It's a situation where he would like to have his cake and eat it, too. . . IN TWITTERS—The Ebb H. (Internal Revenue) Carsons are watching every train, bus and plane these one too busy to notice (much) the jack of eiiglliies ... Sweating out the election returns torilte. . . I'm really in the midst of a Republican haven—strictly outnumbered, hut like I tell 'em, who lafls last, etc." Buy Your Winter'Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytlieville, Ark. Phone 2911 Saturday "SONORA STAGE COACH" with Hoot Gibson & Bob Steele 8th Chapter: "The Iron Claw" Comedy Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE GOAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 WRESTLING Legion Hul, Monday, Dec. 4, 8:15 p. m. Lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena in America. Adults, 36c, Tai 9c—Total, 45c, Reserved Seals, 12«, Tax So-Total, 15c. Children's Seats 12c, Tii 3c, Total, ISc.^ Reserved Seats On Sale at the Legion'Arena Every Monday from 6 p. m. on TEAM MATCH • Roberts & Canny VS. v Parker & Lawson i i • i i i i i i i i B I I I I I I I I I 1 I lai I'M SAVING WASTE PAPER! , 2 30-Minute Preliminaries OBERTS BILL CANNY /' A *• «• VS. J!M=PARKER BUCK LAWSON All «r«e tK* country wtm and rweethearts art cctll«rtiruj w*»t» papct, Tb«y Baojcstaod that cot fifhtfaf MM awperatelf M«4 tU* critical ww afttMkL Tb«y an aakia( a weekly habit of t ' old Mwtpaptn, box«a, flafk Thiy aw ar* boralag or dWrofinf waM pap«c - they •M MwUnf h to maka w wrap 700,001 tifetMt Last Time Today 'Hands Across * the Border' with.' Roy Rogers & Ruth Terry SERIAL': .'"'the .Adventures' of lhe ' Flying Cad'cts"' : ""•'•' Short Saturday OWL SHOW 'NIGHT OF JANUARY 16th" with Robert Preston & Ellen Brew Comedy Sunday and Monday THE MASTER RACE" TRUE as the fuels or life—TIMELY j as the next tick of your watch— THRILLING as the dawn of-peace. The Dramatic; Shock or the Century l —An Edward A. Golden Production With George Co iilouris, Stanley" Ridges, Osa Massen, Carl Esmond, | Nancy Gates, .Morris,Carnoysky, Gavin Muir " -( RKO NEWS.'AND Saturday Midnight Show 'Starts 10:45 p. m. The Scarlet Claw' with Basil Ilalhboiie, Nigel Bruce & Kay Harding Selected Shorts CHICKASAW West Hata Neu 21M Bt . Sit itarta 12:45; Bon. fUiti l:f, Night ihom 6:45 Except Monday, open* (:iS ihowi Sat »wl 'Sin. Sunday and Monday Gary's Most Exciting Adventure Romanccl Last Time Today Double Feature "OUTLAWS OF THE DESERT" with Hopalong Cassidy and . . . "A MAN^S WORLD" with William Wright SKR1AL: "G-Men vs. the Black| Dragon." Comedy Sunday and Monday "HI, NEIGHBOR" with Jean Parker Universal News Comedy aitklM ui«d by our irmitt. Do jwwr pu« aloo| \Htk 4uM patriotic G«t jroot duba, dvk and cfcuich bthlad ttJi moraauaa, Coil** wa*tt k-aad turn k !• • '.'• tnd help u. s. VICTORY WASTE PAPER UMPAISK THREEN WOMEN'- 3^t; i C<c.l B rkM,l!c-slft| ^v>4^B tiest Technicolor NewTheatei Manila's Finest Yhat have you done today thall some mother's son should die fo'| •ou tomorrow? —BUY BONDS— n our lobby. No waiting.) We are issuing agents. Paramount pr*KnH }C GARY COOPER CECIL BMlE'S "The Story of Dr. Wasseli" IN FFCHNICOLO* teuointDay • Sign* Hotlft Dtnrm O'Ktefe * Corot Thvriren Carl Eimond • Stanley Productd ond dfic ly CECIL 8. OlMIUf I'.\r.imount News Short Saturday 'HIDDEN VALLEY OUTLAWS" A Republic Picture Serial & Short Saturday OWL SHOW "SERGEANT MIKE" with Larry Parks & Jean Bates Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday "DOUGH GIRLS" with Ann Sheridan & Alexis Smith Fox News & Short

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