The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 17, 1944
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f AGE SIX , Szabo To Tangle With elch, Kneilsen Free-Swinging Will Feature Tag Match At Arena Monday Wrestling returns to mass production Monday night when Promoter Mike Meroiiey throws four of his bluest, toughest, roughest giant bchemollis In nn all-star tag match program. For one team (lie nmlclimaker has selected "frisli" Eddie Malone, a winner last week, and Joe Szabo, the wild Hungarian meanle. Opposing will be Joe Welch, younger of the famed Welch brother.?, and Stocky Kneilsen, hardhfl- tiiiK former Pacific Coast, naval champion. Tliis quartet will engage ill a lag match thai bears every indication of developing into a hmn-dlngcr; a veritable free .swinging affair that may border on brutality, and legalized rock and sock. !n addition to the main event a pair of single fall rantche.5, each with a 30-mlmue time limit, arc doivn oti the expected action thriller. Welch, one of the most, popular up.Vs ever to appear In tlie local ring, will lock grips with big Irish Malone. Kneilsen will spot Szabo a few pounds in their individual inaldi, but promises .to lead tlie toitghle a inerry chase and which may steal the program. Almost Duplicate Card This show Is almost a replica of Hie great thriller of three weeks ago. Mlie only change is the appearance of Kneilsen instead ol Roy (Egghead) Allen. H will be long before the local afcis will forget that card, one of •ffu: roughest ever tn be singed in the American Legion arena. One thiiif stands out in the memory of the fans who jammed the small arena that night, u was the individual battle between Welch and Szabo. H was peculiar in that it was a first, class, A-l hair puller from start lo finish. Welch found tlie Hungarian's locks to his liking and lost no opportunity lo hang on. Allen and Welch were the final \yinncrs in thiil uieuiorinblc scrap Ibal lacked only a few minutes riiinmiB beyond llie flO-minulc limit. Welch beat Szalio in llieir match, but Maloue crushed Allen m a bitter struggle lhat went 20 minutes. Roy and Joe look the first, fall, dropped th c nexl one, and came from behind to cop tlie finale, thanks to a brilliant comeback by Szabo Get.s flat After tlie mutch was over Ihc Hungarian attacked Referee Mike Mcroncy ami [hen jumped over Welch, ail over [he hair pulling business. Excitement ran riot for a few moments before Szabo cooled Making their second start as a iac team. Mnlonc and Szabo likely will he more effective in this one They lacked tlie teamwork lhat Welch aii[j Allen showed. Much of the efficiency of the last two is nUnbiilcd to tlie fact that it was U^- second starl as a unit. They earned much better the second time, despite tlie fact lhat they beat BUI Canny and Sid Hays in slralRht fulls. Welch is al his best in tag af- lalrs. Especially has he and his brother, Roy, been quite effective But m Kneilsen Joe should find a very capable partner, for stocky Is one of the most accomplished wrestlers in the game, short. Danny Gardella Spurs Giants But He Behaves Like A Dodger DLYTUEVILLE (ARK,)', COUH1EU NEWS My HARKV GRAYSON NBA Sports Editor NEW YORK.-Daniel Gardclla, all 5 feet, 7& Inches and 100 pounds of him, snapped the Giants out of a slump and Into n winning streak, bul anybody will loll you the product of the Bronx saudloU is n Dodger at heart. With the manpower shortage at its severest, the Jlnts had only to look a few blocks from the Polo Grounds lo find Iheh spark. Danny Oardclla wus recommended by Joe Birmingham, the old Cleveland outfielder, who stitmbli-.i into him in a Bronx shipyard in which both were employed. Gnr- della, 24 and in the Detroit chain gang ior three ycuis until freed by Commissioner Lanills m the wholesale purge of 1041, was starring with the company's club in an industrial league. Onrdclla, left-handed all the way, is a little Babe Herman In the outfield, bul swals the ball for distance, Is exceptionally swift afoot ami Birmingham, one of thc great throwers, snys he has one of thc test arms he ever saw. Thc versatile and acrobatic Gardella runs faster on his hands than some of the old-timers gallop on their gams. Gardella, one-lime hotel elevator operator, is a philosopher, poet, opera singer, comic, gymnasl and a bug on health. Hc reads the finest ill- ernliirc, delves Into philosophy and psychology. He's emssy about poetry and symphonies, bursts oul with operatic arias under the shower. The ignited Italian was an Instructor in a girls' gymnasium and is an ex-amateur boxer wllh four knockouts. He does selling up and eye exercises, relates how lie once stopped a fast tell with his niic'.« ritf to see if a pitcher was fast, '"llie bloke didn't have much," he beams. Otherwise a perfect physical specimen, a busted eardrum keeps him out of the service. He is a nut on vitamins. Gardclla hus just learned how lo wear siiti glasses. He was nearly killed at Wriglcy Field when he couldn't, nip them down in lime. Demoii Danny is an erratic fly- chaser, but ids hilling put Joe Mecl- wick ami his .333 average in tlie Utlle Danny Gardclla is fiirnisli- [nfj color and balling power to Ginn(s. The 5-foot 7 '& -inch.out- fielder is philosopher, singer, gymnast and hits occasional * homer. 9 dugout. Wee Danny is paiticiilarly adcpl »l Ihc Chinese type of home runs inamifiictiirccl ut the Polo' Grounds. One minute he'll give Mel Oil heart failure with a dnffy ballet under an easy pop. Then he'll make a phenomenal catch. Al Wilson, N. o., n special bleachers was constructed in left field for Giiidella fans. Riglil now the lefl- flcld funs al llie 1'nlo Grounds are his. Danny Gnrdclln, the one-man show, is worth llie price of admission. On the Sidelines BY JOHN H. BELFORI) United Press Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, jmic 17. (UP) — The University of Arkansas Ritmr- backs are going to start their grid season olf with a bang this year. Tlio first game of the season will bring Ihe Porkers lo grips wilh o'iic of Ihc loughesl elevens In Ihe' nation—Ihc Universily of Missouri Tigers. Thc Tigers ramc across during the week-end and agreed to meet the Arkansas squad at St. Louis Sept. 23. The agreement climaxed several weeks of negotiations between Coach Glen Rose of Arkansas and stocky, with long, powerful arms and hands, lh c e x-gob makes up for his small statue with tremendous strength and greal speed. The boys will get going promptly al 8:30, with a capacity house cx- pcclcd. Reserved scats will remain on sale al the Legion hut until 0 o'clock Monday. They also may be secured by calling the promoter at his home. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, June 79, 8: 75 p m Lowwt Admission or » ny Wrtrtun, Ar.n. In Anler ,«. ' Seats On Sale at the Lerfon Arena Ercry Monday from 6 p. m on : TAG MATCH MALONE & SZABO WELCH & KNEILSEN 2 30-Hlill. Preliminaries JOE WELCH EDDIE MALONE JOE SZABO STOCKY KNEILSEN Coach C. G. Simpson of Missouri. Thus the Hogs continue their age- long policy of picking tough oppo- ncnls—regardless of Un/xirbuck strenglh or experience. Thai Is one thing lhc U. of A. is noted for. Not Razorbacks' II game menu. » single snap squad appears on tlie Other opponents include the University of Texas, Texas A. & M., s. M. U., Tiilsn, Arkansas A. & M Nornmn, Okla., Navy Zoomers, Oklahoma A. & M., T. C. U., University of Mississippi, and Uice. Home Games .Set Homo games for the Razorbacks wilt IK wilh the Norman Navy Zoomers, Oct. 14; Rice Institute Nov. 11, and Monlicello A. & M., Dec. 2. The Hogs williiiicel Texns Universily fit, Liltlc Rock Oct. 21. Incidentally, Tommy Donoho of Port Smith-one of tlie slnndoul gridstcrs of the nation's prep circles last fall-and Paul Anderson of Neosho, Mo., have notified Rose lliul they will be al the University ibis fall. Donoho was chosen All-Slate and All-Southern for his performance with lhc Forl Smith Grizzlies. And he is expected to add plenty of punch to the Hnxorback olVenslvo come grid season. Aiiderson-who equaled Donolio's performance in Missouri high school circles—Is hulled , <s ,in ,,11 nrormd alliletc. Tipping (he scales at 180 pounds and standing slightly over six feel, Anderson is u standout In both football and baskelball-whlch indicates tie will do all right wltli Arkansas, Hose hopes (o begin fall football practice Ausust ao. Llglil workouts me under way now, and will con- llimo throughout tlie summer. The Uttie Kock 'lYnvclcrs front office lias hit upon u sure lire draw- Ing card—Paul Dean, the great National U'ajjue InirJer of 193.1, 1935 mid 193IJ. Spoils writers knew that the once famous half of tlie Diray and Paul IVau combination wus working out with the Pebbles dally. But it look Duslness Manager Kay winder to officially minouiiccs Unit Paul would join the Travelers' pitching stall, furl Time Performer Dean Isn't Joining the Travelers on a full time basis. He will loss for the Pelw only during week end KIUIICS. His slave mill al Russell- vllle will occupy his (imis during the week. Thc once famous si. Iwils Cardinal Imrler says he Is reeling fine. He told reporters Unit a pullcri arm ligiiinrnl to the middle finger of his right hand—which forced him out of big league baseball—still gives him trouble. Hut he hastened to ndd Hint ho feels better than he has in two or three years, Paul pitched for the St. Ix>nls Browns during the early part of last season, but left to take care of his stave mill, in 1912 lie was with Houston In the TCXHS League, where he won 111 and lost eight. The lirowns returned Paul to the active list this season and asked waivers. But when none ot the American League clubs claimed Dean for thc $7,500 asked, lie was optioned to the Travelers. Paul and Dln/.y are both natives of Lucas, Ark. Now that the Arkansas Livestock Show Association has decided to skip a state-wide slock show this year, the Young Business Men's Association of Greater Little Rock has announced plans for sponsoring a stale-wide show. Proceeds would go to the Red Cross or a similar emergency agency. If plans go through, a threo-duy show will he held In thc North Little Rock High School stadium the latter part of August. Owners from many sections of the slate would compete for purses and trophies calculated lo draw Into lire ring the state's finest colls, brood mares mid show and pleasure horses ol all types and strains. licrryville and Conwny American Legion posts have joined tlic list of towns which will sponsor baseball iins tills season. Already .sinned up for Legion teams nrc posts nt Little Rock. Fort Smith. El Dorado, Helena, Van Uuren, Ulythevlllc unit Magnolia. CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts K-A5; Sun. starts 1:45 shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. Friday and Saturd.-iy Double Feature "DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS" with Johnny Mack Brown "A NIGH'T IN NEW ORLEANS" with I'rcston Foster SKKIAI,: "Adventures of tho Flyinjf Cartels" Won.ilrf Duck Comedy Sunday and Monday "WINGS FOR THE EAGLE" with Ann Sheridan A Dennis Morg Universal News Slmrl: "This Is America" When special glass used lo |m ullra-violel rays becomes too opa que, if can be treated with heal :ind brought, back to normal again NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 M A T I N E K S Saturday & Sund»7 »t 1 Saturday 'OVERLAND MAIL ROBBERY" Willl Bill Elliott Serial A Sfiorl Saturday MIDNITE SHOW "THE LADY AND THE MONSTER" with Kichurd Arlen Selected Shorls Sunilny and Monrtoy "RATIONING" with Wallace Hccry Vox News & Sborl Browns Tramp!e Detroit, 14 to And Widen Lead Senators Help Browns By Snapping Boston's Winning Streak, 4-0 )!>• Unlldl I'nvss 'Hie St. Louis Drowns wldmnl Jliclr Inutile Irad by bcutim; tin- Urlroll T!|jm jT.sltMxIiiy wlillo llu- cnnlli'iiKliii; Hoslon Hod ft>x Icwl in the Wnsliliigioi) Sruiilorji. The Drowns willoucil llii> Tlcers H In I (it Detroit. Tliey cipcurd with four runs off l-'runk Ovi'imhr In llu 1 llrsl Innltiti, mill went tm lo nick m> H |)||. s O f( (|vc> TIMIT litlolii'r.s. Hob Mtiiuirii'f coasted to the victors'. Al Wiuihlniilon Ihn Si'ii.-ilor.'; liel|ifd (lie: Uivnvns l>y .-.luipplni; liosloii's iiliir-flnnic wlimhii; siival: with u 4 to o sliiitmil, Tin; K«x yoi mily five lilts off Mllu Cnuilinl. Tin- Ciik'iuio Willie Kox llrki-il Uu> Clm-lniul Indians ;| 10 i m Clcvclnml behind tin; llvi'-lit( |)Ui:hliiK of Orvnl Clrovit. Clrov« needed hcl|> In llie nlnlli lunliw, but lie not credit, for ||| K tjxlli victory while Mel Hinder lost. 'i'lic Now York Vmikees kuoclicd olf tin: l>hlliidi!l|>Wu Alhli'lU'.s (1 lo I. The Yankees stored live limes In llie sixth tnniiiB t» , si >w up Km E»ine for Hunk Horowy. Only two (jumps imc played In the National l.oauui'. The Cliicln- niitl RiMts look iimlispuled now.s- slnn of third pliicc b.v (IcTcnUm; the Chlcnyo CUBS ID to 5 ill Cld- cago. The iJrookli'ii I.VKIJJCIW edited out tho niilaclelplilii I'lililiivs 8 to 4 nl Philadelphia. SATURDAY, JUNE 17, ,1944, DOPE BUCKET /)>• J. I', VK1KNO <!l"l'K SII.VHU WIN(!S ItllHi Mosley, No, '2 son ot the Illustrious fuolbnll plii,vinn .sons- of Mr. and Mrs. .'.Sylvester (Pcipi MI> S . Icy. i;cls hts prized diver wings us 11 pilot In thc United Sink's Air Ciii|i:; within two weeks. . . <irnd- imllim will 1» held ut Mnrfn, Texas, where Huss completes his Iratnlnii In Iwln-i'iinlnpji. . . KIISS reiTiilly wrote his pureiiis Ilial he luul nn'- (slied all his work mid had only a limited uinmint of llylnK lo gel In before Hi,' llntsli. . . tJurlmj im,. „( Ihi'sc »lr se.'iNlons he Hew down Into Mexico. . . , H ( . landed ut an old tuwn Hint didn't have, u paved Mrcel. . . Hem ln>s wi'iv I'onvenicnt- ly located nn the luwn .MIIHIR' for tin; dully'.sliis. . . WlTNUSti-- Ili'ltv llronks Isitues.uui' ill the fimt- Iwll oiwi'iis til the Iciciil lilith school and ii leadlnfv Chick Iwuster, ami Hilly I'Udn'dgo, funuer star half- l);»'k. w<'ve iu the .slinnts fur com- iiU'iii'i'ineiil cxcirlM's id the Unlver- .•.lly of Ark!in«iis dtirlni! which a for- nu'r 1'iirki-r creiit, Capt. Munrlee Hvllt, wns honored for exlieine i;ul- lanlry In rombuL . . . llnlh aniTcil Hint II wus a must xlrlUiu; scone, Due Hint touched the heart ult'lnijn and alliTldl the li'iir duct-s.. , llolh- crcd with u bad knee sullt'ivd while plnyhu! liens, Hilly di<l not liiim- pelis with the I'orkcis your, bul <llil make nil this trips, ii'cUni! UN spoiler In the press box. . . nilly | s r.vixscllii!{ ii "i;ivc'tliif:»" 111 tliu near fuliire. Hi'nil. ciinili's 'I'homas Pnrtle, who lins Iwn stationed m North Africa , : ~ ••*•' .,-".-..;'* believed U) Ire Oran, for alxml n lc "8 M happened to mention a name, year and u half, twilled In a lei- ' • ' Im"™' 1 '"'"'" .iimiAw'rf«™«j wiiilv, ncphw of Kc!i(laii"'licrry' llomo '"wii," lie laid tflininy.' . , I'mnklln Press owner, and Dnve ; iv " ll ' e '^ 'nsllnct thai ho was get \r \ f-t * lll\£ rtflRn f/l Immn f Imi^u «*..«.,„,,, •ear aim u naif, tevenlcil In a lei- • • • Iininc'dtntely, Jlmiriy'slopped IT lo Ills puivnb, Mr. mid MM J "nUng.Bnd Inquired where he knew iV. I'ui-lle, Br., Una h c had met J. l>. n ^mlly »>' thai name. . .."At my Vhik*. ncnlifiv t\r rrnn*t«ii T»«V,... home town." ho taw \rritim,, t , , Jr., ol Osceola. .1111 UjlVe ••""•>• "j J.iaiuiv,!, null, ;m WBS gCt- . VACA- " llg close to Nome, Jimmy p'rcKcd, mt\ lu .... him with, another question lhat Jol- TIONINO -Cupl. Gene Hood is en- lllln wllh another question lhat fol- JoyliiB n well deserved rest, he writes OVVC(I ln ""turul sequence: "Where His wife, the former Miss Pete wil- ls ycl "' n '°" I « town?" , . . As Cant son. . . when hc penned the let Rl111 " 1 """- ----- icr lie was ut Sidney, Australia. He mul his buddies rented a 'oollngp <m thc bench. , . They swim, ride hor.M'B, anil p)uy n lot, of golf al Ihc lashUuiivWi' Hoynl Country Chil). . ClhTS HHKAK-Uciil. ma Moore, oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. I,. H Monru, may net u "break." . •. . lie is scheduled for iiKslgnmenl ill Ihe Maiden <M«.) Air llnsc. . , He has tx'cii In Ihc West for inosl of his (minims, Austin, Texas, Alliance, Nebraska, where lie now Is sta- lloncd. . . ills brother, Howard. 1,1. <J.|'..l Joined 11 destroyer following nmphlMmis (ruining at Fort. Pierce Flu. , . . miner Hlone, chick cupJ liiln, tins been iisslRiied lo n P, T. Iwurd and may w> across anytime now ... IN PI ANTS—TWO ex- Chlck barkllnld slurs, both speedsters, lire in defense work; Ray Heck nl Detroit, Mich., and linsll 1-or.kc nt Hun Vranelsco, or nearby. SIAKKH iMOVIi I .lent. I.loyil (Tour) Wise, ex- imimiiwlli chick tackle who lUtcnd- ed tlie University of Alnbnmii Ire- tore cnllslliH: In llie service, has been shifted from Ihlslinne, Australia, to the New Ciulncii group. . . He uradimU'd from Olilccr Ciindl- clidc Scliuol in Australia. . . Others in llie New (iulnea group include C'«|it. Hood, Cii|)t. Jimmy Crook, StidV BurRl. Horace Wallers, Slatf Scrijl, Hill Crowe, Pvl. John llur- neU, Pvl, Jimmy Umsford. . . There urn others from here, I'm certain. . , Ciipt. BulleiiKcr of Osrcoln, who mis u member ol tlie "Jolly Holers" with dipt, Crook, tells an interesting uo- I'ount of icvi'iillni! U> Jimmy ihul lie was from Oscenhi. . . lie had be(n nl lh« (or iilwiil » vvcok. . . . At the table iiiie day CapL Sul- . . an Sullcngcr expressed It, "when I told Win I was from Osccola I thought thiil Jimmy was coming across tho luble to grab me around the neck." Basebal! Standings SOUTHKKN I,KAGUK W. U Mtlle Hock . Atlanta . ... Memphis . , Jllrmfiiftliam Kniixvlllc . Nrulivlllc New Orleans . xWastilnuloii I'lilladolphln 24 27 22 20 NATIONAL II Ad UK W. L. 34 15 '20 30 • 2R 29 20' 28 22 25 22 20 28 10 27 . 15 31 AMHKIG'AN nAGVK W. I,. St. Louis 31 23 ISosou . ,.....,,,,, .29 24 Detroll ' 27 2V New York .24 25 xOlcvclnnd 20 29 23 20 Pet. .COO .588 .502 .542 .534 .417 .372 .326 Pet. ,514 .548 .500 AW .413 .489 ,491 .431 '1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 I'VMity and SiUunlay 'Black Market Rustlers' with • • : • • 'I'lie. Itaiiiju lingers & Kvolyn Fiiile'y : "K| 11g „[ ti lc Muuiitlcs" Siiturduy Midnight The Return of the Ape Man' with llela I.UKiisI & John Carmdlne Sclcctcil Shorts Sunday and Monday YOU'LL FIND THRILLS! I Above and below '. ., and across the Aflantlcl Housewives! Storekeepers! WASTE PAPER URGENTLY NEEDED Clip this and paste it in your window! U.S. Victory WASTE PAPER Campaign TYRONE POWER Paramount News Short BLYTHEVILLE SWIMMING POOL- LOCATED AT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS Filtered Water Chemically REGULAR SUMMER HOURS 8a.m. untillOp.m. ; "IF ,-•• / AD^^IS51IOhJ» ^gu'ai 1 40c (Tax Incl.) «WIYID JJl VM. children & Soldiers 30c (Tax Incl.) The Pool Has Been Newly Painted and Reconditioned This Yeor 1 P.M. State Inspected : -Private Parties After 10p.m. On Duty At All Times

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