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['AGE SIX Hkkson Makes Hit With Fans Colorful Performer Shines Despite Loss In Debut At Arena •A new rin me 'flashed across the ocal wrestling firmament Monday ilghtj burning with such brightness nd brilliance 'as to suggest not 011- y : future appearances here, but top filing in favor and popularity. He Is Billy Hickson, !ahtern r jawed 85-pound human dynamo. Making ils first appearance in a Blythe- Ule ring, the color^j^ac'iive j'ounp- ter thrilled a comparatively small jut enthusiastic: e'rawcfxif fans who jr'aved the strong:' wintry blasts, hough on the 'losing side of the ence all evening. Billy teamed with the veteran Johnny Carlin to have his debut polled by Gus Wisbar and Yaqul loe In the feature tag match of 'remoter Mike Meroney's annual New Year's ring party Earlier the wily Wisbar trimmed he youngster in their single fall irelimlnary which' opened the show. Jut despite those two setbacks Hick- sou all but stole the show. He showed plenty of color, a bag of tricks, and more than ample supply of the jl' college try which caught (he fnn- :y of the customers, Winners Earn Match 111 . spite, of a weight advantaEC, hanks fo Yaqul Joe's excessive poundage, the winners had to earn svery one of the falls the hard way, ind even were forced to call on their •ast ring experience to finish on top, two falls to one. Wisbar and his Indian partner ;ot away to a good start by taking he opener after 25 minutes of exciting and thrilling action that bordered on the spectacular. Joe pulled i stunt out ol the moth balls to defeat Cart In in the first' half of the nitial fall. Carlin started a scries if 'flying tackles and apparently was on the winning road as Joe appeared all but out. But Yaqui suddenly stepped aside on the fourth try and came, up with a deadly .drop toe lold one of his ' choicest All but outw resiled by Hickson iv a beautiful scientific exhibition; ^_ 7<4e , , , DOPE BUCKE •i y r, raiKND -~~"~-— • ~~ — «- (iET FIGHTING MAI) Like the negro who showed up with his wife at the recruiting office and insisted that she be sent with him, claiming she was the only person in the world who could make "him mad enough to kill", Seaman First Class Wallace Hay, who played considerable foolball for the Blylhevllle High School Chicks In 1943, accidcnlly stumbled on a way to arouse a ship crew to fight- jug fever. "I was on watch' one day when 1 saw a big object coming straight at us; The first, thing I thought of was ,n Jap submarine aiul could hardly sound general quarters quick enough. There was the usual wllrl scumble for gun positions. It turned out to be n giant ivlinlc, and there was a sigh of relief. . "The boys l>Rd been settled at the chow table just a tew moments later ivlien I spotted a ship not too far in the distance. Once again I sounded general quarters find here they came In a bedlam. It proved to be one of our shi|>s. And were. the boys "hot" at me for those two false alarms." TUKN GUNS LOOSE A member of a transport crew Seaman Hay said another time they had an exciting Incident that turned out to be a dud. They had entered an area In the Pacific which was believed to be infested with Nip subs. Everyone was on the nlert, tense' with their six senses (they developed an extra one for good measure) strained for signs of the enemy. Someone located n black long object which appeared to be coming towards them. "Thinking it was a torpedo we turned Moose with everything we had on the ship. We knocked it out of the water nnd discovered it was a tree trunk. It was n nice c.vliibi- tion of sliootinc " Wallace celebrated Ills .first year in the service at home with his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. D. S. Haj'. Route 2, and Brother Connie who Is were in port just a s lace has been nblc two Ulylheville Howie of C.osncll an cr. He left for his ho (lay night win, h his next destination eio.wc all, and that imOTIIKKS AKK i The three sons o L,. W. Stafford, L< Charles, all forme widely scattered in ( branches. . . . Lieu cently joined the benedicts, is rccove operation at Fort B In anti-aircraft. . qualify us a pilot, I «1 In the radio sc Held, Bks 1417, Mil likes 11 fine. . . . C lice Seaman, lias i Diego, to finish 1 gunnel's mute. . ROBERT RIPI,EY (l.lttle Pete) Thomi the famous bcllevc- . . . While on pair forest he stmnblc< cola bottle. . . . the first American t lie Pete Is wonder there???? ... IN Wanna write livo vice men who are In dipt. Byron (The i who wrote many I! in B.1I.S. football h sent to the base 1 Story, Vii., suffer!] fatigue in the giuell paign. ... Lieut, a tennis enthusiast here, has been rctu sica and Italy aflei ness. ... He is In \ er General Ilosi Tenn. Rdcina B< BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS boss, Clurcnce .Ii 1 , and Mi's. i, L. t;. and Chicks, arc ferent service Lieut. Leon, who re- ranks of the Failing to Is stalion- al Truax i, Wis., and Charles, appron- rcturnccl to San his training us CALLING lent. L. G. !>• a coca . . Since Iliey were there, Llt- iOV It. got IN HOSPITALS — from tmUIc .school Nasliville, .Wisbar opened: up with a violent fistic assault that kayoed his foe and paved the way for the final tody slam, and usual body pin In five minutes. Ears Take Beating Hickson nnd Cnrlln evened (lie score in 20 minutes, employing a :>it of strategy that kept the fans in an uproar. Well aware that WIs- bar has sensltiie enrs and zealously protects them to 'prevent dreaded cauliflowers (he}' all but ran him out of the arena by concentrating trftir attack oil them At every chance they twisted pulled and rubbed them until Gus %as willing to call of! the whole thing and go home But e\en at that Joe was the first victim, suriendeiing Carliri after being . subjected painful hammerlocks. cleverly fooled Wisbar, something of a novelty In Itself, to complete the team fall Gus cut loose with .flying tackles, both almost missing fire, and when he came in for No. 3-he was met with a vicious right cross that Jarred him S ittuiu Sim fc . TUFrr C0101\ ^ i Jutt 2 drop* at] ' iPenetrb-'NosV \ Dropa In e»ch «o». ml shrink mem- L branes. open cold\ clogged nos o and , lease breathing to' \ help you teel bet*-~ last.-Caution: - qnlyas'dlrect- «. Me. Demand PENETRD Si-,; student at ..Mississippi state. Diir- ng those 12 months he lias seen onsiderable of the Western part of his world and should find gcogra- iliy a simp when he returns to cliool after the war. He has visited eight different Islands in the Pacific. Because of the fact they and the Irani row bleachers. It was ncre formality for Billy to fold him up with a double jack knifo as accounted the dancing stars. Give Legs a Workout Yaqui Joe brought his talented legs Into play to give his side an idvnntagc In the third and deciding Issue. He pinned Billy with a reverse leg scissor, just as he did Staff Sertjt. .Clnis Belkas a few weeks ago. Hickson could hardly move, so secure was he in the clutches of the Indian's steel-like legs and feet. Wisbar nailed down the victory by hammering Carlin all over the ring, throwing lefts and rights with reckless abandon. A body slnm made it official. Hickson and Wisbar battled o even terms for 10 minutes In U._ opcnlng preliminary before the German .blond caught.- Billy with a double jack knife to win. Carlin, veteran \ of many, inanj ring battles, caused somewhat of i furor by winning from Vao.ul Joe in their curtain raiser. Johnny carefully avoiding Joe's powerful legs, concentrated on his arms especially the right one, to make hln give up after 17 minutes of (mi grappling. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1045 191 Couples Buy Licenses Here Our-Of-Srote Sales Boost Total During Month Of December .Despite no inarrlngc licenses sold for four days during the Christinas holidays, 191 innrrlago licenses were issued through the local county court clerk's office during the month ol December. Record sales 'for one day were achieved Dec. 2V, when 2G licenses were sold In lilylhevlllc, and H at the clerk's office In Osceola. , Couples obtaining licenses at Bly- thevlllc during the past week include: James Norman Alexander of McAtcsler, Okla., and Miss Mary Ann Swaiv.lraiitei 1 of St. Louis; Charles Edward liurrus of Brook- IxnVIll.. and Miss ICatherine Louise Woods of Metropolis, III.; Law- rcncc Thomas Klcknsoln and Miss Penrllne Thomas, both of Metroira- lls, 111.; Thurmon L. Skaggs of Del-' ta, Mo., and Miss Evelyn Marie- Hull of Lllbouni, Mo. John T. Dick nnd Miss Plnrlnc Crawford, both of Gary, Ind.; Oakley Cummins and Mrs. Elsie Parker, both of Blytlievlllc; Marshall L. Roberts of Lndysmlth, Wise., nnd Miss Pauline Elder of Lenchvllle; Henry J. Brown and Miss Jessie Lee White, both of Carulhcisvllle, Mo.; Wllford B. Lltchford nnd Miss Bct- ly Louise Aivey, both of Charleston, Mo.; James B. Pinklca and Miss Charlotte Wiseman, both of Sikeston, Mo. Joe Samuel Dolson nnd Miss Thclma Louise Evans, both ol St. Louis; Wilson Sides of Jackson, Mo., and Miss Frances Hoyden of Charleston, Mo.; Merrill Allen Dycus and Miss Mary Wbltworth, both of Newborn, Tenn.; Edward L. Tiplon of Hayti, Mo., and Miss Annie Merle direst- il.S. Bookmakers Some Will Vacation, Others Will Operate On Foreign.Races NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UP)— The nation's bookmakers, whose annual .nke runs into millions of dollars, will "ride out," the suspension of lorse racing with n scheme of their own. These big-time gentlemen, whose irt Is odds, will make book on the tracks operating In Mexico and in Cuba. This disclosure is made as the result of a United" Press survey. Present Indications are that the closing of all animal, tracks, effective at midnight lasl night, will lilt the big book-makers hardest. 'Many of them, particularly in EJnst-coast cities, plan to close their establishments and spend the winter vacationing in Floiida or California. These "big .boys" ( of the 'bookmaking Held figure thai the Mexican iin ( | Cubnn tracks will not be enough to enable operation at a profit. The situation with the sinnll bcok-makcr Is different, simply because he docs not have to have a WR play to make n living. Many of them hope to supplement Iheir income by turning to the old numbers rncket and other gambling outlets offered by basket- ball, football and baseball. A ml no illy have decided lo close shop and go into other litic.s of employment, Including war plant work. Jusl how the thousands of agents for the bookmakers, cigar store owners an^ clerks, bartenders nnd barbers, will fare Is pretty much ,1 matter of conjecture. Most book-makers predict that business will pick up in the spring If and when Cnnndlnn tracks 'op- crate. They nre fearful that-many bettors will be timid about playing the Mexican and Cubnn tracks because ol their unfnmillniity with the horses, jockeys, nnd the different betting systelns. The mere fact that • Mexican (racks pay off in pesos is^iiot'eS- Pected to prove much of a barrier. Translation of pesos into dollars. In the case of winners, naturally,' will be done by the racing agencies which furnish (he results, and entries to bookmakers. Neither do thu bookmakers believe that their, work will be ham- Pcrnfl by communications difficulties, despite the fact that jockeys, off-time ami also runs nre not always available. Good News! FOR FOIKS WITH SNIFFlt ' Head Colds SPECUL Double-Duty Ncsa Dfops Woiks fail Quick relief from distress of head colds is what you want. So use Va-tro-nol. Afewdrops up each nostril soothe irritation, relieve congestion. Also helps prevent many colds from developing if used in llmc.JusttryiUFoIlow directions in folder. VICKS VA IRQ NOL Tioutlcl:! So glad you're back...Have a Coca-Cola •»****' * * * * * 14 * * * *! ...or offering a soldier the comforts of ho we HOME'. There's no ^>hce like it. And nobody knows it better than a fighting man back on furlough, Ice-cold Coca-Cola is one of the comforts of home everybody welcomes. That's why frosty bottles of Coks belong in your home refrigerator. At the words Have a Coke, refreshment joins the party to make it gayer, brighter. The good old American custom of the t> auie that rtfrtfhes is spreading in many lands around the globe.-a symbol of our friendly home-ways. ^ •OJHiO UNBEI »UTHO«U\r OF IHt COCA-COU COMPANY »Y COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. of BLYTHEVILLE It's natural for |X>p»l,ir names to acquire friendly abbrevia- ! (ions. That's why you hear Coca-Cola calkj CoVcj c-cco, nion of Scnatobla, Miss.; Leonard L. Perkins and Miss Beatrice Maynard, both of Manila, Ark,; Lowell B. Reid of Canton, Mo., and Miss Nona S. Sullivan of Bragg City, Mo.; lleul Sawyer and Miss Marie Cook both of Metropolis, III, Willie Alfcrd Sanders of !x?ac)i- vlllc, Ark., and Miss Lola Alenc Walro of Manila; Lieut. James P. Norton Jr., of Beverly, Mass., and Miss Sue Soltts of Dymlurg, Tenn • David Edgar Wolsey of Gibson, Mo.', ind Miss Dorothy June Van Meter of St. Louis; 15. S. McLarU and Miss Mndrea Lee Doiv, both of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; John Wilson LcnU •ind Miss Ixjla Mac Gore, both of Benlon, Ky.; J. M. Watson and Ml(>s Carrie Uensch, both of Galcomla 111.; Harley Williams and Miss Dos-' sle Brandon, both of Murray, Ky.; Don Warren and Miss Lena Mac nrgess, both of Rldgelcy, Tenn William Homer Woods and Miss Martha Jane Colcman, both of Her- mondalc, Mo.; Warren H. Jackson of Blythevillc, and Miss Lutye T. McConnick of. Carulherijvlllo, Mo.; 'Jura Higgins and Miss Ethel Mac jmo, both of Golden Pond, Ky.; Allen Moore of Rock Hill, S. C., nnd Miss Margaret Slccle of Blytheville; Frank II. Undcrknller and Miss ^Uterine M. HoflTmaycr, lx>lh of 'hiladelphia, Penn.; -Waller Rich- ii-rtson and Mrs. Emma Nation, both >f ChiifTee, Mo.; Anderson Dill of 'ikeville, Tenn., and Miss Nccdola Blcdsoo of New Madrid, Mo. Walter R. Moir of New York, ind Miss Bcrnltn I. Green of Steclc, Mo.; Jack R. Newsom of llaywood] Okla., amUMiss Martha Jolliff of Blytheville; Joseph W. Hand and Miss Grace Blimkcn.sh|i), boll) of Murphysboro, III.; Steve A. Hays and Miss Virginia Pauline Clark, both of Caruthersvilte, Mo.; George T. Powers of Mnyfield, Ky., nnd Miss Claudine Sheimvcll of Boaz, Ky.; Homer Otis Reagan nnd Miss Martha Sue Holler, both of Bogata, Tenn.; Guy Smith of Hamletsliurg, 111., and Miss Lorn Adell Martin of Metropolis, III.; Charles II. Hurst of Farmlngtoii, Mo., and Miss Eloise Edna Parker of Shclton, S. C.; Billy Sclnvlen of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Miss Reba Cummins of Blytheville. Fond Locker Law OLYMPIA, Wash. (UP)—The -133 refrigerated food lockers in Washington state now have to toe the line. The state department of agriculture announced n regulation vkliiif for installation of thermometers which will record on u chart the temperatures of the lockers each hour. The state law allows a maximum icebox "warmth" of 12 degrees above zero. To Be Described Tokyo Correspondent Of UP Will Lecture In Memphis Jan. 11 MEMPHIS, Jim. 3.—Survivor of the "Tokyo Nightmare", Robert Bellairc, who was United Press correspondent In Tokyo when the Japs made their dastardly attack on Pearl Harbor, will tell of six months of terror and starvation as a captive, when he delivers his lecture at Goodwyn Institute, Jan. 11 at 8:30 P.M., the third attraction in the series of Memphis Town Hall, Bcllalrc was one of 45 prisoners held in Tokyo concentration camp, lie says he would rather die limn go through the experience of Jflpanese Imprisonment' again. Bcllaire returned home on the Gripsholm with American diplomats and correspondents and now he Is telling the story of Japanese atrocities for the enlightenment of America. Of extreme Importance to Americans arc his talks on his experience in Tokyo during the six months preceding and the six months after Pearl Harbor. He gives a graphic description of Japanese atrocities. He makes important observations on the economic and political situation in Japan today. He compares the Japanese war effort with ours. He gives brief diameter sketches of the men ruling Japan today. He has lirsl hnnd Information on how Japan expects to beat us. A young man, lean, hard-muscled, Bcllaire shows nothing externally to mark Ills captivity in Japan. But his spirit has been hammered in the fire of harsh experience, it would be unfair to call him bitter; he is so superlative a reporter us to talk with singular detachment, but his report is electrifying. He has done much for American war effort, both in his talks before audiences and in his reports to government officials, War Bond sales held in conjunction with hli lectures have totalled more than $100,000. This young man who has seen war at its worst Is making n. major contribution toward making Americans aware of what Is required of tliem in this war. IRRITATIONS OF EXTEHNAL CAUSE I'-czpuin, ncno pimples, simple ringsvorm, toller, salt rlicuni, Imitips (hlnckhc-ada), luul uply biokcn-oiil, skin. Millions relieve itching, burning uiul soreness of I hedc miseries \vitlUhi3simplcliome treatment, lilnck and White Ointment, noes lo work at ourjo. Aicla licaliuy, works the .•inlisoptio \ray. 25 years success. ]0c, 2ue, 50u sizes. Piirclmso jitico refunded if you're not aalisficd. Use only 03 els- icctcd. Vttid in demising is K»bd soap, linjoy Black anil White Skin Ko.ip daily. TEST Mrolcum Jcllii f/,, 'A Waif Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 Wednesday & Thursday 'Yellow Rose of Texas' with Koy Itogcrs & Dale livans March of Time News of Uic i) ;1 v 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. Wednesday & Thursday MR. SKEFFINGTON" S^^^S^^~gj» R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. t WEEK-DAY NiaFlTB Box Office Opens 7:15-Show BUrti at 7:39. SATflKDAYS & SUNDAT8 Vai Office Optus 1 Show Start* 1:15 Last Time Today Tuesday Night Is Opportunity Night "TORPEDO BOAT" KKO NKWS and COMEDY Thursday and Friday "BOWERY CHAMP" With fast Hide Kids Piirumoiinl News and Comedy CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st SI, Sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Kvccpt Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sal. and Sun. 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Food and lodging available on the job for workers at $1.00 per day. Excellent working conditions . . ._Heip build this plant so vitally needed by our fighting forces. Hiring On The Spot and Free Transportation Furnished At Every UNITED STATES ., EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE (N ARKANSAS 1C 5011 are now engaged tn an essential activity nl your highest skill, do not apply. All hiring done In accordance with War Manpower Commission Hcgula- llons. Men unflcr 21 and women under 18 must have minor's release form signed by parents which can be obtained at Employment Office.