The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 22, 1944
Page 8
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i'AGE EIGHT Skipped Top BOSTON (UP):— No fewer ttum ,49,328 Massachusetts citizens ivho »ent to the polls last, Nov. 1 Jilted out the rest of the ballot—but neglected to vote lor anyone for President. , R1TZ „ THEATRE : - Manila, Ark. "•? WEEK-DAY NIGHTS B»i Office Opens 7:15—Show SUrtJ v . . : . . »t 7;M. •.:... .-' SATURDAYS A SUNDAYS ;.' Cox Oflk* Optiu 1 „ Bhow 8UzU lilt Last Time Today FAVORITE BLOND' £ with Bob Hope and Madeleine £ Carroll Z'. Paramount News and Comedy JV »"- ' . ;-•; Saturday I "LUMBERJACK" '/with William Boyd as llopnlonc »i Casstdy "lltli Cliapter of "IKON CLAW" J"f POPE YE COMEDY i,' , * 5 Saturday v OWL SHOW '. "I WALKED \yiTH A * ZOMBIE" • f Willi James Ellisoii, Frances Ucc, >> . Tom Conway ' . ' « . ALSO COMEDY ' ;\ Sunday and Monday CHILD WITHOUT LOVE • •.•AND* •SHARYN MOFFETT ' JlltESHOHD'-UKA O'CONNOR . fntxM b* Mrtw'Swil • KBK1H kr'M'rt WtrHr 'Six Performers Booked Monday Meroney To Present Array Of Mat Stars; Jack Welch On Card Promoter Mike Meroney will make two introductions on his weekly wrestling card Christmas night ns his contribution to thc Yuletlde season festivities. The local mat Impressarlo will O) present the first six-man la<> match in thc history of the niythe- villc American Legion ring; (2) Introduce a third member of the famed wrestling Welches, Jack who is between Roy and Welch In order of appearance Into (his world. Promoter Meroney has, arranged what he terms one of his greatest single programs for this special season. He is bringing together the three Welches, Roy, Jnck mid Joi>, who will combine their talents on one side against the wily, jnennle, lillatnous tactics of "Wild Dill" Canny, "Rough Red" Roberts, and Otto Von Liidwig, in n gigantic lag mutch. Thc entire evening's entertainment will be taken up with the oversized tag match. Tito rules will Ue principally thc same. Only two, one member of each team, arc supposed to be In thc ring at the same lime. At. cither's discretion timl election he may tag one of his mates who slmll take his place inside the squared circle. Two of three (alls shall decide the BLYTHEVIL-LE COURIER NEWS New Theater 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 are issuing agents. RKO News and Technicolor Featufelte Fun Time V..; Tuesflay & Wednesday . "•'. : 'TaesdaV Night ^b sr':; ;; 7-;-;OpP«riiiiuty Night ';: ,''' % Starring Jimmy 'i IL'ydo n ' ^./KROjVEWS and COSfFOl winnhijj (eain. Every member of thc defeated team must be thrown to constitute a full, gii'lny n maximum of nine and n minimum of sl\ falls for the fan's entertainment and enjoyment. Match Consumes Program There win not be the usual preliminaries between members of the opposing teams, Promoter Meroney announces, in view of the fact that It Is the first, attempt nt thc six- man tag affair thc matchmaker himself confesses he has no Idea how long the thing will take, but fell rcnsonably sure most. If not all of thc 90-inlmitcs will be consumed before a winner is determined. "1 am confident the six-man tag inalch «ill go over with a tremendous bang", Meroney predicted. "Every since I originated the four- man lag matches the fans havrj I taken to thc fad with a great deal of enthusiasm, niytheville fans have clearly demonstrated by thcjr interest, and attendance that they nvofer tag matches and I have tried to give them what they wanted and the best. Thai holds true In other places where tag matches arc extremely popular. 'Willie the six-man tag matches nre strictly In the experimental stage, 1 sec no reason why they will not be just as popular, It not more, so than with four wrestlers participating. The more men involved the more thc )X>sslbilitles of Increased action, what the fans want and | demand these days. I am looking 4 forward to this show from a promoter standpoint, but I don't mind telling that I expect to have i\ lough evening as thc referee." Caters To Wishes Promoter Meroney certainly had the Interests and desires of the local customers nt heart when he arranged the cast of characters for this expected red-hot brawl. Tlie keen, blood-curdling feud between llic Welches and the Canny-Roberts combine ns a well known and established fuel. Their historic meet-' ings in the past arc ring classic's which the fans like to fondly recall. As if the meeting of these four wasn't enough, addition of Jack Welch and Von Ludwig into the. fight, hns nddcd extra Imiwtus to the already boiling pot. Jack Is a veteran wrestler with some 18 years experience. However, he lias "been campaigning professionally only in ,tlic last Ilirtc or four years. He Is nbout thc size of Joe aha Is said lo >>ovc some of the sterllnj qualities of'ooth Joe and Roy. He should prove a valuable addition US the potency of the Welch team. The came holds true of Von Lucl- wJg. Thc rough, tough German Is a countcrixvrt of his two "playful" partners, who rate as the leading contenders for the top meanie role here. Von Liulwig Is by no means a stranger to local fandoni. He has appeared ninny times and earned quite n reputation as n brutnl, yet clever and resourceful wrestler. One thing Is certain, canny and Roberts will have to go some to exceed him In brutality. The lid will [»p off promptly at 8:15. Read Courier News Want Ads. Friday "VIGILANTES OF DODGE CITY' Red Kyitcr Series Serial * Short Saturday 'SUNDOWN VALLEY' Serial and Shiirt Saturday OWL SHOW 'BABES ON SWING ST.' I'eggy Kyaii and Ann lliylnc Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday "VERY THOUGHT OF YOU" Dennis Morgan and Fa ye Kmcrson Fox News & Short Tuesday 'MOONLITE AND CACTUS" Andrews Sislors Scri:il \ Short CHICKASAW West Slain Near 2!st St. Sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:4!i IJ.vccpt Monday, opens 6:45 Cuulimious shows Sal. and Sun. Friday arid Saturday ' Doubte Feature . 'CHEYENNE ROUNDUP' with ' Julinuy Alack Brown & Tex Kilter and "NOT A LADY'S &AN" trllli I'uul Kelly & Faye \\ray Serial: "The Batman" Short ' • '."'*'•'•'.' Sunday and Monday ' 'SO PROUDLY WE HAIL' Chiuileltc: Oolbcrt,'PaiilctU Gotidaril & -VcrbiiU-ii.l>akc '.' Universal News C'timcny \ > Christmas Rush or No- We're Still Giving 24 HOUR SERVICE! Upon Request SPECIAL Garments Brought in Before Noon Tomorrow (Saturday) Will Be Ready By Closing Time. HUDSON Cleaner-Tailor-Clothier Impersonators Brought Joy To Old Ring Star NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (Ul'>— A famous old-lime tighter, Harlem Tommy Murphy, Is sorry thai no one Impersonates him any more. Tommy remarks sadly: "I JJHCSS thc world has forgotten me. I HUCSS that's why they don't Impersonate me any more." Most notaljle.s would ohjcct to ol her people trying to wish In on n renowned name, nut not silver- haired Tommy, who for IT years 1 battled the best bantams, feather- weights and lightweights . of his lime. He loves the frauds, Anu (he lip-off conies when he fays: "Wouldn't It be swell If u phony Harlem Tommy Murphy popped up right now, say In t/js Vn- Sides, out in the California sun- Miine." If a fake did set up shop, us I hey have l« the pa.vt, tlie real rommy Mur|j]iy might be cnllcd to prove that the linpostcr had no "Bht to the name. That would "lean a free trip for Tommy a round of entertainment, and a (focd-slwd fee. The juJddle-jslzcd mnn with die Kuihllowercd left ear sorrowfully admits that lie hasn't heard of anyone using his name since 1032, but that one was a honey. The Impostor came to Colon in Panama. And Tommy savs- "He 'nust have been quite a feller Us- i,'-lL'n y ."Tl ' 1C b y"i, "." ? Ws saloon and donee hall business, FIUDAY, DECEMBER."22,. 1044 te't la*'"- How could I hit n feller who had done so much for me?" suspicion.* and we, brewer?!" The bren-ery owners located the real Murphy in New York and Invited him to come down. "Did I BO?" says Tommy, "I'll say I went. Hod a. nice long boat- trip, 25 days in Panama, and never had such a good time In my life." A few days before Tommy arrived, vowing to belt the cars off the man who had taken his name, the Impersonator left town. Tommy grins when he's asked it he let the man know he was corn- Ing. He didn't, though. .He just told friends in Panama that he was on ihc way, and they tipped the 1m- poster. Tommy says: "i was glad he 1914, thc year'.after..he''tried W Jlft the lightweight title from WtUie Ritchie and failed. Now he's' * tool checker In a Brooklyn shipyard, well fixed financially because 'he saved much of the money h« ear n- ed in .the ring. Until the v» f cam* along he was a boxing instructor at .two New York colleges. Plans for Postwar busses Include oblong windows at eye level, above regular windows, rpr the '.visibility of thc straphanger. Directional beam celling lights, located over each scat, will focus the maximum intensity of light without glare at the sealed passenger's reading level. > i y >.' *'. -I ' -~ * f .."<•••<• ^ < "• "^ >^. r ,,.,/ .^V <•• MEAD'S i' •

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