The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1945 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 8, 1945
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PAGE SIX New Tag Teams To Be Featured Buresh To Make Debut With Knox, Opposing Roberts And Wisbar Two brand new tag teams, featuring four top ranking mat inean- les, will be born tonight to highlight Promoter Mike Meroney's weekly wrestling card at the American Legion arena, starting at 8:15. /Stanley Buresh, a tough and double-rough. villain, makes his Blytheville bow by teaming wilh lanky Buddy Knox, an old favorltoc as one of the fag teams. ' Opposing them will'bo the ace of all touEhies, "Rough Red" Roberts, and wily GHS Wisbar, thc colorful German ring wizard, who combine their vast talents for the first time here. This pair of wrestling units arc down for the feature tag match, having an hour and a half time limit, two best falls out of three deciding the winner. Prelims Hold Interest .In addition to thc potential roof raiser In itself, the matchmaker has arranged for the customary preliminaries with opposing team members clashing in single fall affairs, each having a 30-mlnute time limit. Roberts tests Dmesh and Wisbar clashes with Knox. From all Indications this show promises to be right down the respective alleys of ( local wrestling faithfuls. It should, and likely will, emerge Into a : free-for-all fiasco that will equal,, or exceed anything ever seen in the Legion arena here. Everyone of.the four lias n common characteristic, n burning desire to dish out the dirt; testing every rule In the ring category as he, goes. <'-,". Heading this list, of,course'', is"the incomparable Roberts. In many respects the Little Rock, undertaker has few equals. He hns more color tbaii his. fiery skin" and Imir remnants, more tricks than the original trickster, and more Intestinal fortitude and stamina than mi Army mule In short, he Is Mr. Rough and Tough ' . Buresh Highly Rateil Judging from advance publicity this Bmcsh fellow is quite. a he- man himself. They say he has been holding more-than-his owii with so-called meanies-nll over the country and has no fear whatsoever of the redhead. He, too, is rough and tough, has tricks, stamina, and 'intestinal fortitude. Whether he 1ms as much as Roberts, • or can use what he has ,as well as Red remains to be seen. , The foithcomlng battle between Kiiox and Wisbar docs iiot necessarily shrink Into.a secondary position' to-the:Robcfls-Buresh go. It rates beside It. Both are fast clever yet possessing plenty of power In their right hands which they like to toss with reckless abandon. It may develop into a slug rest. Or It may turn into, a scientific battle Most likely, however, It'will have plenty of both packed and jammed Into those 30 minutes, or less to pease the action-demanding ' customers Referee Merpney,will toss a coin to decide the order of the prelimi- nari6s, as well as the first two con- testaftls In the; main event. 'Ho nlso is ^™,^M^ ; fhe navisabillty. lof head Courier News Waht^Ads! Hold Everything That remark will cost you a $5 fine—would you care to go on (-_ to the $10 fine?" ReJiew Distress This Modern Way Here is a simple way, Mother, to rc- lievethecoughlngmiscryofyourchild's cold. At bedtime, rub Vicks VapoRub on the throat, chest and back ... and ar_ooce VapoRub starts to work to , bring welcome relief as it... . to upper bronchial, . tubes with its special medicinal vapors. t chest and back surfaces like a wanning poultice., VapoRub's penetrating-stimulating action ( pictured above) keeps on worfc- yig for hours to relieve muscular soreness or tightness, help dear congestion - ind irritation in upper breathing pas^sages and bring welcome comfort. "WHjY VAPORUB Gives You this special double action. I t's time-t&ted Mwroe proved... the best known hone remedy for reliev ' { Jnisciies of 'a's oAis, BLYT1IEVILLE COURIER NEWS <<?ueen of Clubs " « forma. Golf clubs are her sceptre; and hcrS her crown DOPE BUCKET •* J. P. JOINS THE "BENEDICTS" Remember Tommy Gorman? . . . Just in case thc name has slipped nto oblivion during the last six 'ears permit me to Identify him to refresh the memory . . . Tommy was a member of thc Blytheville Giants, vho won their second successive Northeast Arkansas Baschnll U-ugue championship In 1938 under thc rc- lo'ublablo Hcrschcll !3obo . . . Cior- rinn was a pitcher ... He was a efthnndcd pitcher and u darn good one, too . . . Starting his pro basc- >a)l career Gorman won 15 sanies luring the regular season with nn arned run average of 2.50 . . jed the league in strikeouts with 68.. . . It was his 3-0 shutout ol 3 aragould which threw thc local Giants into the playoff finals with Newport. .' I shall never forget the first lime talked to Tommy.' big. husky, laiKlsome . 18-year-old New York sensation . . . Seeking some news about thc Giants to help create a ittlc Interest locally, I dropped Into :he Ole Hickory Inn, then operated by Bobo . ; . The skipper pointed out Gorman and Hnrry Peldman who were seated at a table over in' :hc earner, nnd said, "ff you're look- Ing for a story there are two siltinc at that table. Without any hesitancy I went over, Introduced myself and told them what I wanted. . . , •'Alinosl.simiiltaueously botli pointed to the other and blurted, "Talk to him, he's a star." . rtalked to both of them for good measure and learned a great deal not only of their vital statistics and' experience, but that they had one ine common characteristic—modcs- y. . . . Both were doubly anxious to give the lowdown—hut on the other fellow. SCOUTED HY TKRKY I discovered from Fcldmnn that Gorman was considered one of the finest young prospects ever developed lit New York . . . He pitched and won the final game to clinch thc city prep championship. . That 4-0 beauty was witnessed by some 40,000 Bogflc-eyed funs, including Memphis Bill Terry who scouted Tommy and signed him for his team, the New York GlanU of the National League. . . When the Giants agreed to put in a tcntn here to represent them in the Northeast Arkansas League. Gorman was among that list, of prospects. From Gorman I learned that Pcld- niiin nlso was held high among the Giant bosses . . . For several years Feldmnn was considered a standout hitter and Inftclder In New "York semi-pro circles ... He was changed to n pitcher overnight. . . Called on to relieve the starter late In 'one game Hnrry proceeded to fan ciglit in a row to end the same. . . From (lien on he was n pitcher. "And, take it from me", predicted Gorman, "He'll set these teams on their ears ... He can't miss." "There's the boy who'll wow 'em, not me," Feldmnn contradicted. "He has everything." Both were right... Fcldmnn not only was untouchable with his blazing fast ball and tantalizing curve, but was so good that he earned' rii promotion in - inldscason 'during yvliich he won J3;gitmes .jyhlle -losing only one. . ,' . The' loss' was n five-hit, 10-imilng 5-4 decision to Pnrngonlcl. . . Feldman fanned 12 in that game . . . Had 10D in 147 innings for the half-year . . . He went right on up the Giant chain ladder and served the last two years with the Giants as n regular BASEBALL AMBASSADOR Gorman advanced to Class B ball and was slated to jump to the Jcrnts when he enlisted in the service It wasn't long before Tommy was iri WRESTLING Leg/on Hut, Monday, Jan. 8, 8:15 p. m. Lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena in America. W i£ 3G £, n,f 3 , c -;' rotal . 15 '- Reserved Scats, IZc, Tax So-Total, 15c. Children's Seals J2c, Tn 3c, Total 15c Reserved Seats On Sale at the Legion Arena _• Every Monday from 6 p. m. on TAG MATCH Buresh & Knox vs. Roberts & Wisbar 2 30-Minufe Preliminaries Stan Buresh Buddy Knox ^5. y,.^ Red Roberts Gus Wisbar * * ADD LIFE TO VOUB TIKES Vulcanizing MODINGER-POETzWcO. Football League Group To Meet National Loop May Have Dozen Teams For 1945 Season CHICAGO, Jan.8 (UP)—Tlic Nn- tlonal Football League, while other sports enterprises arc faced with cutting down, is up against the problem of adding one, an<i or possibly two teams for the 1945 season. ,In spite of the recent call for review of the draft status of 4-F athletes, the league soys II Is relatively free of manpower worries However, of the new leagues which have planned to compels with the National are having shakv going. J Eleven dub owners will gather in Chicago Tuesday for a rules meeting. They'll follow that with their annual winter business sra- >ion to lay the groundwork for the leagues sstli year. Tlic agenda for that meeting includes next fall's ;chetJule, (lie annual player draft, the budget, anj several franchise applications. Last year (lie loop operated with 10 clubs, nut one of [hem, the Chicago Cimliiui) — Pittsburgh Stccler combine, will split and piny as separate entries after finishing In last place. That , will leave the league with II clubs, and looking for a 12th for balance. Among the franchise applications to be considered arc two thai were tabled at lost year's meeting, one for S;in Francisco and another for Los Angeles, Christy Walsh, who made the Los Angeles bid, has since Joined the projected All- Amerlcan football conference. Bui he has not yet withdrawn .his National League .applications. The - executives are expected to North Africa, 'thence to the Middle East , . . He was given ii special service assignment whose bjg Job to create and organize the sports program In the Middle East. . . . He was baseball's M. E. ambassador ... He and Hugh (Tex) Hiirljerl crossed paths several times, both participating in a gigantic two-day sports carnival on New Year's day, 1943. . . One of the 100,000 spectators was Elwood Dcen, now In India. This information preludes the itory of Gorman up to date . . Dr. and Mrs. L. H. Moore received Christmas card from Tommy. . He told them that he had arrived back in the States four months ago and mtu-rlcd a New York girl on Oct. ^, 1944 . . . Her name, is Margie ... He currently is in the hospital at Atlantic} City, probably for rest after his gruelling three years overseas. . . . Wanna write him? ... His address is: Stair Sergl. Thomas Gorman, Meil, Dot Atlantic City. N. J., Traymbrc Hotel. . . He will appreciate n Ji'ne MONDAY, JANUARY 8, .Winter Whopper While most sportsmen -.vrnp up their reels for use next spring, (his Tar Heel followed schools of striped, bass into Albcmm-lc iSouncl in N. C., bronchi back this! 13',£-pounder. Semi-Pro Boss Reveals Scorers Getting Scarce WICHITA, Kansas, Jan. 8 (UP) — President Ray DuMont of the National Baseball Congress says the manpower .shortage has shown up ) thc base-ball shorckccper field. The boss of Ihe semi-pro's snys that not- only arc the tally-keepers few In number, but in some cases lownright incompetent. As a result, lie congress has organized a scorers association to train record keepers. When the next baseball guide comes out, DuMont adds, it will omit bos scores of several 'district nid state championship games be- • thc sheets just didn't make ;ense. A standard baseball game, requires 21 putouts. DuMont indignantly produces one score sheet for regular nine-inning game with 1 "• putouts credited to each only to team. r be busy until two from the fans who remember] things' Into phone nnd appreciated (he fine young man. klckoff next fail. Friday, 'whipping for the first Acousticon FREE BETTER HEARING C11H1C Jan. 9th & 10th 8 10 p. m., NOBLE HOTEL Blylhevillc, Ark. For your convenienra—right in your -town —a free demonstration and scientific proof of how much your homing of conversation can really be restored 50 you can take your rightful pl.ico in homo nnd business life. The new Futurn Acousticon hag been specifically designed to restore hearing of CONVERSATION. Come in and let us prove itl ACOUSTICON >< V. VOYVKU,, Dealer 7-11 Sfcrick Hi. 8-1637 Memphis, Tcnn NEW Manila, Arkansas WEDNESDAY ONLY A WHOLE NEW WORLD WILL OPEN BEFORE YOU! -T WILL bf as if you never saw a motion picture before...when you sec Darryl F. Zanuck's !'WILSON," in Technicolor. Here, truly, is something entirely different in film entertainment a motion picture that opens a whole new world of emotional experience for Everyman, woman and child. , You ivill live its stirring story...the story of an American family... any American family. • You will share its intimate romance ... thrill to its powerful drama... enacted by 12,000 players...surging through 200 scenes ... to the heartbeat of 87 beloved songs. • Vouwill be enthralled by its colorful spectacle...sK-ceping from the White House toVcrsatlles...and recapturing all the glitter and glamor of a fabulous ogcl V/i years in production I • Global m scope, yet warm and intimate in story, no other picture is comparable to it in size, splendor and immensity of concept. • Ifit HOSf IMPORTANT EVENT IK SO YHK Of MOTION PICTURE EWRTAIKMENTI ,20, 'Shell-Shocked' Mallard Downed By Hunters Here A mallard drake was fired upon by two hunters near here recently ivlio ivas believed by them to liave been the same reported in a Memphis paper several days ago which landed .on a Memphis street and was captured by a pedestrian. The drake, downed by T. W. Color Hi and James Haynes on Big Lake Christmas Eve, appeared to 'lave been shocked or stunned, hut lore no other evidence of injury While searching for a string to lie the drake, the two hunters were surprised to see the mallard lake to thc air and fly away. The local men believe the mallard was "shell shocked" and was iUll suffering from this condition when it landed in Memphis. The drake later was released ifter being led and having Us picture made and published. Fog Halts Play In Tournament At Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (U.P.)- A pea-soup fog enveloped the Riviera Country Club Inte yesterday and brought the $13,000 Los Angeles Open Tourney to an abrupt halt. Though E. J. (Dutch) Harrison and Byron Nelson share a temporary lead—six of the tournament's hottest golfers did not finish their round until this morning. Rules commltteemcn, same of llieiu members of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, found themselves highly embarrassed by the weather. When play was finally called off the lending play-for-pay golfer] Uyron Nelson, and Sergeant Dutch Hiuisoii shared the top rung with a total of 213 for 54 holes. fne six "hot-shots" who will finish up their third rounds today ere Harold (Jug) McSpaden, Johnny Rcvolta, Ray Maiignim, Leland Gibson, Sammy Byrd, and George Schneiter. After these golfers finish their 3rd round this morning, they were to turn around and join the best GO finishers of yesterday's round for the final Jaunt. A soldier needs 30D pounds of neat in n year, but the average civilian needs only 172 pounds. Columbus Signs Root As Playing Manager COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 <Uf> — Charlie Root, once a pitching star for the Chicago Cubs, has signed as playing manager of the Columbus Red Birds of the American Association. Club president Al Banister announces that Root, who replaces Nick Cullop, has been given a one- year contract. For the past three seasons Root ,M, hekl thc samc i<* with the Hollywood club of (he Piiciiic Coast league. On the moimrt he won 20 Barnes and lost 33 In that period. Hell report at thc St. Louis cardinal training camp at Cairo, III., this spring, and stay there until the Columbus club, a Cardinal farm, opens training. No base has been selected yet for Columbus. Griffith Is Named Grid 'Man Of Year' DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 8 (UP) — nie. late Big Ten Athletic Commissioner, Major John L. Griffith lias been chosen football's "Man of the. Year 1 ' for 1914. n Griffith died suddenly on Dec .. The Football Writers 1 Association of America anrounces that he was chosen by'- a narrow margin over Coach Carrol Widdccs of Ohio State, and General H. H, Arnold of (be Army Air Forces. Army Coach Earl Blalk was nlco in the mining, and so was Ohio State's .".11 American back. IKS Horvath RHEUMATIC PAIN IWIo i ItitMae thil will tint llsill P rarn - rcl ,' CT >nE help. COc, St. : Use only as directed. First bottle purchase price is refunded " you are not satisfied. Get C-2223 iVVurk shoe re- Ipalrs are made here with thc same mcticu- — -. A'ou5 care used ror most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and the best available for this character work. If y cu vran ( wcar alia "omforl try us. AETNA LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO. E. H. FORD, Representative 206 Lynch Bldg. George Pruitt Returns from Pacific War Zone George Pruill, member of tii e Merchant Marine, arrived Friday to spend his 30-day leave here with his mother, Mrs.-Carra Prultl his sisters, Miss Martha Pruitt ' and Mrs. Ohle Mae Peoples anci family and his brother, Roy Pruitt and family. Mr. Pruttt has been overseas for the past 32 nwhths in the South Pacific. WAN NEEDED NOW TO HELP NAVAL PLANT AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS BY Winston, Haglin, Missouri Valley and Sollitt (Prim* Contractor*) GOOD PAY FREE TRANSPORTATION TO THE JOB Time and half for'overtime. F. o\> d and lodging available on the job for workers at $1.00 per day. Excellent working conditions . . . Help 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 IN ARKANSAS New Theater i Manila's finest What have you done loday (hat some mother's son should die for you tomorrow? —BUY BONDS— Last Time Today 'SEVENTH CROSS' with Spencer Tracy Fox News & Short Tuesday "MURDER IN BLUE ROOM" with Ann Cwyn and Donald Cook Serial & Short Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 Monday Night ONE SHOW If you are now engaged in an essential activity at your highest skill, do not apply. All hiring done in accordance irith War Manpower Commission Refla- tions. Men unflcr 21 and women under 18 must have minor's release form signed by parents which lan be obtained at Employment Office. 'Around the World 7 with Kay Kyser A- Joan Davis Paramount News Short Tuesday PAL NITE 'Paris After Dark' with George Sunders * Uremia Marshall Selected Shorts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY NIGHTS Box Office Opens 7:15^Show Start* at 7:30. , ^ SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Boi Office Opens 1 ' Show Start* 1:15 '. Last Time Today""/ "I LOVE A SOLDIER" wilh I'aulcllc Goildard, Sonny Tufts IIKO News and Comeily Tuesday & Tuesday .Viglit Is OPPORTUNITY fi NITE "NEW YORK TOWN" wilh Vred MacMurray, Mary Martin, Koberl Preston RKO News and Comedy CHICKASAW i West Main Near 21st St. '<;' Sal. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 | Night shows 5:15 | Except Monday, opens 6:45 S, Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. I Last Time Today "MY FRIEND FLICKA" (In Technicolor) with Uotirty McDowell & Preston Foster.^ Universal News * , Short Tuesday BUDDY NITE Two tickets for the price of one, "PASSPORT TO SUEZ" with Warren William as "llic Lone Wolf" Also Comedy

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