The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1944 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1944
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t'AGE J3IGHT ULYi'HEVILMa (AUK,), COURIER NEWS VViH Affair At Mat Arena Puzzles Fans Promoter Mike Meroney's weekly wrestling :shows; always more or less wacky with 1 a special yen to the unexpected, reached a new high in, dizzy doings last night al the American Legion arena... • Here are just a few" of the unusual happenings that tabbed it as the screwball of all screwballs; a wild; and ' wcoly scramble that left the fans wondering just who ihrew whom—and possibly why: ', (1) Member s of one team get to battling among each other, instead of fighting the opposing team; •(2) Partners were changed in (he middle of the match, something entirely new and unheard of in ihcse parts; <3) One wrestler refused to come put for the third fall; . (4) Flip • or. coin decided who would take on the remaining member of the shorthahded team; .(&> Who was the winner??? •.',;< Hungarian Starts Tioublc .A slam-bam affair, rough iis a cob from start to finish, the match developed Into the uncertain stage shortly after the start of the second fall of tlie feature tag affair. Joe Welch and Stocky Kiicilscn, members of one team, had gained an upperhand by pinning "Irish Eddie" Malone and his teammate, Joe Szabo. So after the usual rest period, things began to happen quick and en the double. In a fitful mood all evening, especially In i his actions toward Referee Meroney, Szabo "flipiwd his dipper" and became almost unmanageable as he battled the official and Ills opponent. Mike finally to escape the throes of the enraged wrestler, Malone slipped Into the ring and waved Szabo out. Gnabs Own Partner Eddie and Welch milled rather lively for several minutes before Mflipne maneuvered Joe over lo his corner where lie could tag Szabo lo finish the Job he started. Szabo accepted the tag, but instead of grabbing Welch as he should, he leaped oil Mnione—his own partner aiid proceeded to give him a neat knee Joshing. It was some time before Malone could recover from the shock. When he did, he was oil'e mad wrestler. He shoved Mer- orie v aside as Mike Ivied to keep them apart and straighten out the entanglement and jumped astride' the Hungarian with rights and lefts. They battled furiously with Szabo definitely on the receiving end. Mike, finally slopped it and cleared the ring. Malone flatly refused to team with Szabo and asked Welch to become his partner. Joe accepted. But Stocky vetoed the.suggestion that he work \y ith Szab a, but consented half 11ear t- cdly after'talking with Mcroney. Welch, Mulonc Win . Working «-ith .perfect precision and teamwork Welch and Malone made short work of their lighter opponents. Welch again pinned Szabo with the double jackknife In five minutes. Malone' battered Kneiben silly then fell on him for On the Sidelines 111" JOHN' 11. liKt.l'OKI) United Press Correspondent By JOHN )[. HKLKOItn itiiKr-d Press Stuff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, June 20 (U,P.) — Jonas Arthur Berry, the pride of the little Arkansas town of Hunts- vllle, Is making quite a name for himself as n "rubber arm" pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics. Serins the 38-year-old Arknnsaji Is one of those, few remaining liurlcrs who would like lo be on the mound at least two innings every day. Athletic officials think Berry Is determined to lass every day because of a poor showing he made against Washington early In May, when he allowed the Senators six hlls In two Innings and beat him. 11 to 8. But whatever the reason, Jonas is going great guns at the present. As of the first of this week, the H5-pound hurler had appeared in 12 games besides the Senator walloping; wuriiied up for countless others; pitched 25 1-3 Innings; al- loivecl 13 hits; yielded four runs; struck out 13; walked four; won five games; saved five others, and lost three. He 1ms allowed an. av- Ihe fall in five more minutes. That left lh c thing In quite a mess. Jue Welch ivajs In on Hie winning side of both falls. Knell- sen had n half, nnd so did Malone. So what? The boys jested ten minutes, Malone and Welch remaining In th[> ring while Szabo and Kncilsen retired lo the dressing rooms. At the call only Kncilscn returned. Mike went after Szabo and was told (hat. he not only wouldn't come back for the finale, but would never wrestle In Blylhcvillc again. A lusty round of cheer greeted the announcement from Meroney. I'li|i of Coin Decide.'; In order to complete the show Referee Meroney flipped (he coin to deckle who would wrestle Kncilsen mid (lie lot fell to Welch. Joe camp from behlnil, after being assaulted brutally by the rough ex-gob, lo down Stocky in a bitter battle that lasted 10 inlnulcs. Kncilscn came tlirongh.bcnutlful- Iv to beat Sznbo in the first preliminary, a slugfest from start to finish which consumed 14 minutes. Welch wns n victim of his oivn Initiative In the second single fail prelim match. Barely escaping n double jnck knife earlier with a rolling figure four scissor, he didn't (lie second time. Malonc pinned him good mid secure in nine minutes. It wns a brilliantly fought match during which not a blow was struck. A winner may not have been determined In the feature attraction, but not one fan wns willing to deny it wasn't a great show—and an unusual one. ALTERATIONS! Come to Hudson's for alterations of all kinds. We hove three expert seamstresses on duty at all times. SON Cleaner—Tailor—Clothier of 4.08 hits mid 1.14 runs, both earned and unearned, per nine innings, Tlircc-Spcfil Curves Sports writers attribute Berry's effectiveness to tlie latt that every pitch he throws is different. He lias a curve wltli three different speeds. Ills fast tolls bufrie the best of Hie American I-cagne batters. Hetty is kiioivn (ln'ouglioul or- gtmliec-d' bnscball ns "Jltlery Joe" of tlie liritchy motion lie goes through when winding up for (lie (iltcli. llcrry first snw light at Hunts- vllle on Dec. 10. 1005. After lie wns ijinduntcd from Rollers Hlnh School, where he lettered In baseball, track, football nnd basketball, Joe began his baseball career with Oulfport, Miss., in the Cotton Slntes League. Next he wns \vith Vlcksbiirg, followed by a trial with New Orleans. Hc wns shifted to I'liip lilnff lute In the 1030 scnson and remained (here until July, 1!W2, except for ii period with the Little Rock travelers. His nest filoiw were nt Mus- koace, J.'iplln, Blnisbampton, Wllkes- liarrc, Poncn City and Los Angeles. Hc was with the Lo.s Angeles Angels from 1937 through 1011. Then came a hitch with Tulsa. a whirl with the Chicago Culis and later witli Milwaukee—from which the A's obtained him, Dean nnd his older brother, the famous Dto.y, returned 4o Arkansas Thursday night — nnd some 7,000 baseball fans turned out nt Travelers field to sec Paul make his debut as n Pebble pitcher. Dl//,y, still the screwball as ever, was also credited with draw- ng n large per cent of the crowd since It was widely advertised that lie would be on hand to officially launch Paul's pile-Mug career with the Pels. Allows Elglil Hits Paul wasn't particularly impressive during the four Innings he tossed against the Nashville Vols. The onu-lime St. Louis Cardinal pitching nee gave up el&ht lilts and two runs during his brief stand on the mound. But when lie finally turned the hurling chores over to Willis Iludlln. lie hnd the Little Rock squad out in front by two l mis, However, it must be pointed out lhat Paul, liiu 7 30 years old, hns been out of basebnil for a year. And 11 pitcher Is bound to lose « lot of control in thnt period. The two Dean brothers mnric It a point to remind the • fans that they are natives of Arkansas, and thnt Paul Is more than happy to bo able to toss for an Arkansas tcnin, As an answer to those critics who linvc argued Hint Southern Association baseball Is pretty bad this season, Dizzy came forth with the statement that the Travelers show more hustle than lie has seen in many major league clubs. Chief Specialist G. N. Bryan Jr.. U. S. N. R., former tour-sports star at Arkansas Slute Teachers College. Conwny. has been appointed lo the physical training staff for Colgate University's Naval Plight Preparatory school. A native of Marshall, Bryan played football, basketball and baseball and pnrticlapted In track while at Arkansas Teachers. He cnptninctJ the basketball and Irnck Icnins, and won places on the All- Arknnsas football tenm as an end and on the All-State basketball squad ns a forward. While in high school. Bryan set a record by captaining tennis in four sports. Following his graduation from Teachers In 1933, Bryan became superintendent of schools and coach at Havana, Ark., for seven years. Hc then served as superintendent nnd coach at Danville, where he remained until he eu- Giants Trim Dodgers, At Brooklyn I!y United Press There was little doing In major league ball parks yesterday. TWO games were scheduled, but. the Oodgers and the Giants were the only teams to play. Washington at, New York In the American League wns postponed. The New Yorkers Jumped on the Dodgers, on Brooklyn home ground. They won a 10 to 2 decision In an arc-light game. Rookie pitcher Hnl Greet' wns Hie subject of the Giants' wrath. They knocked him iirouml for six runs in the second Inning. Harry Fcld- mun did (lie hurling for tlic winners, and had the game well In liiind except in the sixth frame when he yielded two markers. The Dodgers face a bigger loss than last night's defeat by the Giants. Arky Vaughn,- a star Dodger In- flclder, who stayed out of Hie game this year, lias teen placed on the retired list by Judge Lnndis. The Dodger front office had hoped that Vaughn would rejoin the team, When officials pared the roster recently, they left room for the recalcitrant inficldcr. Three more ball players have drifted back lo the minors. The Boston Braves have optioned Gene Patlon to the Wilmington, Del., club. Right-handed l!ob aillesplc, a relief liurler for (lie Detroit Tigers, is on his way to the Buffalo Bisons of the Interiintlonnl League. Manager Freddie Fitiahmiiotis of the Philadelphia Phillies has sent hurlor diet Covinplon to the Ulica Blues. Cov- Ington Is on a 24-hour recall basis, Auburn Tigers Ready For Football Comeback AUBURN, Ala., June 20. (UP)— The Auburn Tigers arc getting set lo make n seven-fold comeback' on the football field this Fall, alter a year's war-lime liiyo/r. Presbyterian College of Clinton, S. C.. is the latest addition. The Bluestockings play in Auburn's Homecoming game on October 28th. Other opponents listed are Howard in Montgomery September 29th, Georgia Tech in Atlanta October Htli, Tnlane in New Orleans October 21st, Mississippi Stale In Birmingham November llth, Georgia In Columbus November 18th, aiid Miami University in Miami November 24th. TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 19-14 DOPE BUCKET BY J. P. FRIEND Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN I.EAGUK Nashville 9. Memphis 0. Only game scheduled. AMERICAN LKAGUE Washington at New York, rain. Only game scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 10. Brooklyn 2. Only game scheduled. 1 oday s Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Nashville. New Orleans at Atlanta. Birmingham at Chattanooga. Little flock nt Knoxvllle. NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Chicago. Philadelphia at Boston. New York nt Brooklyn. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at New York. Cleveland at Detroit, twilight. Chicago at St. Louis, night. Boston at Philadelphia, night. COMPLETES AN'OTHKIl TUIP Captain James Ace I'uckctt, former Blythcvlllc High school assistant coach, Papoose mentor, and later director of athletics and coacji at Shawnce 'High school, Joiner, has just completed another trip overseas and gives a vivid account, with sidelight personal Hems In an interesting letter as follows: AGP R.D.I, CO!!. Dot. Off Ft. George Meade, Md. June 12, ISM- Dear J. p.: Now that I have klnda settled down since the loss of my father, maybe I can write with a clear bead. J. P., it was and still is a tough blow and especially since f was right out in the middle of the Atlantic and didn't get n chance to attend the funeral. Yes. there Is a vacant spot In my heart and soul that will never be filled, lie was more than a Father to me. Now that I am about to take off on another trip, I will tell you something about the last one. First though, I must tell you how much 1 appreciate the Couriers you sent and tlie article about my Dad. J. P., If I wouldn't already count you as my best pal 1 most certainly will remember you for that the longest day I live. I will carry (hut clipping, with me from here on. Thanks, also for the letter and the addresses of some of the boys. Well, t suppose you already know that Marshall Blncknrd nnd I were together In New York. And 1 noticed that you guessed we ivcre on the same boat, Yep, we were together going across and had quite a number of gum-beating sessions. Of course', I have alreacl}' written his wife, Ethel, that lie landed Ck. You know, he is a good sailor and in addition he helped me cheer up a number of the boys. He was in charge of a deck. cleaning detail of 40 men and, believe me. he I got the job done. Somebody missed a fine boy for an officer when Marshall wasn't given the opportunity (o go to OCS. AIIMY OVERLOOKS IU/ACKAUU J. P.. It's a shame why the Army overlooks so many men who are olficer material,, and It certainly missed the boat when that boy wasn't given the chance H c isn't crying on anyone's shoulder, nor docs h e ask for sympathy. Also, he Isn't ashamed of the fact that be Is only a GI. The fact is he is just a victim of circumstances of not being nt the right place at the ghl time. Now In case anyone links I am alibing for Marshall, inn not, but if someone pops up id says "wonder why Marshal] is ily n GI", I (hlnk I can feel like king a poke at them. He is just •5 serious and conscientious with s work and position as any boy •om IJlythcvllle. And believe me, lien the going gets tough he will low them how well he is quailed. No J. P. Marshall is not o»n t self conscious about his lack of ink. In fact, he told me with all 'ioiisnass that he was not only good soldier but a helluva lot etter than he he ever expected he tercd the Navy In December, 1942. lie will be in charge of basketball In the Colgate N. p. p. S. program. Blyfheville Junior Chamber of Commerce SECOND ANNUAL CPTJT/"\TH7 briUW HALEY FIELD, Blytheville and 12th ATTENTION MR. HORSEOWNER: Enter your horse in one of the events. Competition will be judged on 20 classes-a class for every horse; for riders of „ could be and "I'm proud of my uniform and a chance to take a crack at a Jerry", he said. Well, I saw tome more of England that I hadn't seen before. I snw the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, Oxford, Plymouth, Liverpool. Ireland (Northern), spent three days In London, rode the ruinous "Flying Scot" train, and flew the Atlantic again. By the way, I am keeping a log of my trips. Someday. I shall show you the miles I have traveled. The mileage has piled up so much that I am keeping verification for fear you will think I am stretching them out. I even have to reclieck the figures myself before believing myself. Instead of counting my distance. I usually consider the time belts, having been through 12 time zones since 1041. I hope someone in Blythevillc is not getting the impression that I am doing any fighting in this war, or taking any chnnccs. If BO, I want to inform them that I am doing only a little traveling an ( | hnven't fired a shot. As I said before, I only go where the real soldier—Infantry foot soldier like Blnckarrt-,,- hos already cleared the way, EN'THDSEI) OVI3K TRIPS Quite naturally, I am very en- Ihnsinslic about my trips ami sometimes l become too enthused when I happen to think. Sometime ere long l hope to be able to tell you some actual things I have seen thai will have to wait. No, not what I did but what I have seen. I hope I.have made myself clear lhat I am not doing or taking chances. My-job is traveling and seeing nn,| doing practically nuth- iiis; toward fighting. However, my education is being continued si) that I will be a reasonably good teacher when (his is over. I missed a show that I would have Riven most anything to'have seen there, but it so happened l!£t I left London just seven days lie- fore it came off. I would have taken my chances just to have see some of it. By the way. I ran into my grocerman from Joiner on this trip, S-Sergi. Shirley Harrison, who played football under Johnic Burnett at Shawnce. The next time I am in the British Isles (if ever), I intend to take enough time lo visit the Highlands of Scotland and see "The Lady of the Lake". I am anxious to see why it was necessary for me to learn (I mean study) about her in school. Maybe she deserves some personal attention. Say. I almost forgot. Last Wednesday night I saw the New York Giants and Boston at the Polo Grounds. Went down into the Giant dugout and had a chat with Harry Peldman. He pitched and won, 6-2. That boy still has his crooked ball and especially his sinker. He went six Innings without giving ii]) (i hit or walk. Then a very doubtful scratch single in the seventh, followed by a pop fly in the short. right field stands for a homer .brought in tlie Boston runs. Then a clean single in tlie eighth—three in all—and actually there was only one clean lilt. The fans like him anu he's doing all right. Baseball Standings SOUTIIEHN LEAGUE Atlanta Little Itock Memphis Knoxvillc liirmlngbam . .. Nashville Chattanooga New Orleans AMERICAN St. Louis Boston Chicago Detroit Washington Now York Cleveland Philadelphia NAT1ONAI St. Louis Pittsburgh W. L. .... 31 19 .... 32 20 .... 31 21 .... 25 24 .... 20 25 .... 21 30 .... 18 28 .... 17 33 LEAGUE W. L. 32 25 31 25 25 24 29 28 27 '29 25 28 20 31 25 30 , LEAGUE W. U 3C l(i 28 22 Pet. .020 .615 ,500 .510 .510 .412 .380 .340 Pet. .561 .554 .510 .009 .482 .472 .450 .455 Pet. .G92 .SCO New York 30 25 .545 Cincinnati 28 25 .528 Brooklyn 27 20 Am Boston 24 34 AH Philadelphia 21 30 412 Chicago IV 30 ^362 Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Tuesday PAL NITE 'Nearly Eighteen' with Call Sturm * Dill Henry Selected Short Wednesday & Thursday "-WDM-BONK HfflUHMPHI IM IH(d!B( News of tlie Day Short llou't KOirj It • nlliiw iMllicxIs illis;). P° .in 1 ,* 0 ^ l ' B<> . Rt lioiuo, tip fortnuls usc-l l> nOL-rOKS ndlunclltclr al nolr.l 'rNorn- ton i Minor Clinic, j| c aianftl Ian- QUICK At all ijood drug stores' everywhere -In Blythcvllie, at Klrby Drug, CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts !2:45; Sun. starts 1:15 NIglit shoirs 5:45 Kxce|it Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. 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