The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1945 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 15, 1945
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PAGE SIX BLYTIIEVILLB COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1945 Tag Wrestling Match Offered Jo« Wolfe, Bill Canny Scheduled To Tackle ;• Knox-Buresh Combine '^Making their first local appenr- ,ajnce ixs a team, "Wild Bill" Canny and. ; Joe WoUe, ii newcomer, appear all" s«t to spoil Ihe well laid .Claris of, Stanley (Bushy) Buresh and Buddy Knox to rack up their second straight lag ma tell. •The two outstanding tag teams arc booked for an sll-star sctto tonight . at.'the American Legion arena, starting at 8:15, as the main event of: Promoter Mike Meroney's Vfeekly" wrestling program which Is expected to attract a Jammed audience. fie DOPE BUCKET i. r. A REAL THUIIXER mouth treated and returned late Attention, Junior Chamber of In t»e second Half wllh the Aggies Commerce, or some other enlci pi is- out In front by eight points, Just ng local civic organization: If ; as they were at the hal . He was •ou're looking for a banner basket- not «1> to Pur «'« 8«Ulng back In, ,all attraction to help create Inter- "«»'8h '>?, did lend a threatenng *""" In the closing minutes lhat Army Athletes Face Busy Week Three Gomes Slated At Recreation Hall Tomorrow Night BAAP nlhlelic teams begin one of the busiest weeks of the 1045 sports season tomorrow nighl, Jnn.;^acuircTs~of"aVhlcl1c~equ'lpmcn'l" and enthusiasm in the cage sport here, may I humbly suggest a came within four points ot a tic . game between the University of Ar-| But «« Cowlwys were not lo be dc- ansas and Oklahoma A. & M. us " M ft! ; "«* P<>««'1 "ve more points a starter. I Such a grime would, in my opln-. on, be a sure-fire cure for nil your ! roubles. itness ,'The card also calls for curtain raisers between members ol the two teams, the usual custom of the promoter for his shows. Wolfe, mok- ipg his debut, draws Buresh as his foe, .while the', larger, heavier pair, here Just ns it Is , Ganny and Knox will get off their entire country, "little .argument In the other. Both have:'a hair hour time limit, with a single fall each. The lag match Is scheduled for the customary 90 minutes, two best falls out of three. ' Wolfe Holds Interest •This show has attracted more than passing Interest for two main reasons. The fans who. saw Buresl and Knox annihilate Red Robert, and Gus Wlsbar in straight full: last Monday night are anxious t< see them against perhaps more for midable opposition, certainly a great, and tough. Then, .too, they are particularly interested In the In itial appearance of Wolfe, especial ly • after the big buildup from Promoter Meroney, who -usually withholds glowing tributes of the wrestlers unless they are deserved. • The local mat impresario, in no uncertain terms, predicted that Wolfe would prove to be one of the finest wrestler ever to show here. He described him not.only as one of the best grapplers in the game to- cjay, but possessor of a beautiful physique, comparable to the .colorful, magnificent Jim Londos, former world V heavy weight mat champion * Buresh Offers Test i From all indications Wolfe will have his hands full when he : faces Buresh,' who 'showed 'plenty of skill and wrestling finesse :last week in his bow here.-"Bushy", steady, methodical and at-times mechanical gave the fails" an eyeful to lend his team. to .the .surprising straight- fall triumph'. Equally inviting from an actloi: standpoint is.'the anticipated struggle between Canny and Knox. The boys in on the know say there is no particular affection between the two and the breach was widened considerably when Knox manhandled Roberts, a pal of Canny's. Bill has promised .retribution,, Knox coun tered with,promise of the same bit ter .dose that .he gave the . Uttl Hock redhead, ail of 'which 'adds u to something extra-super for tli customers. H would bo n long through the ring to- finish with face, ml he . . " cl " c(1 n fr «* c < "° l ro. . . . step In the right direction towards overflow house n great show during making the maple floor game rate «« eamc, but attracted consldci- rlehl along will football with the ab c nUcnUoii curing the warm.. Blythevllle fans, and I sec no rea- activities He was so tall that why It should not be popular ™ ,,",,,, luet i.* II It mmr ^rnrllrnllv tllfi . Ua " "OWIl here Just as It Is over practically the ntlre country. I I llnimbed an air ride from Cecil Wrotcn to El Dorado Saturday and saw the Rawjrbucks nnd tnngle In the second game •game series . . . We took a llllle curly so us Cecil Lighter Togs For Gridders Are Predicted CHICAGO, Jan, 10 (UP) — The well-dressed football player who takes to the gridiron in postwar football will be dressed In a zoot- sultcr'K dream. At least that is Ihe prediction of two of the nation's foremost man- British Golfers Suggest Uniform Size For Balls LONDON, Jan. 15 (UP) — Those little white balls that give so many golfers so much trouble are the subject of a weighty discussion in England. British golf officials and golf ball manufacturers are considering a suggestion to establish a uniform size for English anj American pel- 16, when three Barnes arc scheduled for the Recreation Hall. At six o'cl/jck, the civilian employees women's team will meet the Cooler, Mo., Independents. At 1 o'clock, the WAC hoopstcrs vie wllh a Holland, Mo,, aggregation. At 8:15 p. m,, BAAF's Negro quintet tangles with the Dycrsburg, Tenn,, AAP Nccro aggregation. Tills post-war gear will be eight pounds lighter and will clothe its wearer In fiber glass Jerseys, nylon pants, and pads of foam rubber. ( Brother that's everything b ( ut the wldc-brlmmed hut and a log chain. And despite the furore these natty outfits are liable to arouse in the galleries — authorities say the On Wednesday night the Bomb- get-ups will make for belter and attend to sonic pressing business in time (or the battle, and'I do menu battle! . . . Mind If I tell yon about it? ... Gee, thanks! It was my first glimpse at the towering teams and both lived up to every expedition . . . Featuring the individual duel between the rival centers, Bob Kin-land, seven- foot Cowboy star, and George Kok, of the Razorbacks, a mere six-foot, -inch giant, the two crock teams aged the greatest basketball war has teen my happy privilege to Shawnee Teams Defeat Keiser l.nJDoub I eheqder ;. " ' ' ., iwnec -High ,- School", boys or ls,won a'lwIn'bill.frotriJhc.Ke ' " ' . From the time big Mb' tipped in the first Held goal to et the Aggies off lo a good start, icrc was never a dull moment liicli delighted some 2000 BOI yed fans, like myself, anil kept :iem in a wild stale of ecstasy. KDRI.ANl) IS STAK Thanks to this boy, Kurlnml, who s quite a finished product and not gawky, clumsy, overgrown physical renk as some may tellcve, the Agles took an early 6-1 lead and con- Inued lo hold a slim advantage hroughout . . . Kurland, with IV wtnts, led in the main destruction if the Hazorbncks who went down, i9-40, for an even break In the se. The nlylit before they the Oklahomnns, 41-3B, before 3,000 Little Rock fans, with Cok setting the offensive pace. Without wishing to detract at all rom the brilliant mid deserved Ok- ahoma triumph, the hazorbacks niay have repeated their victory over the Cowboys but for an unfor- .linate accident to Kok . . . jThe all center received an milntenUon- il blow in the month during n first- quarter scramble for the bail and camc out minus n couple of front molars . ." . He retired to have his Arkansas fans can keep (heir eyeb focused on Kok as a future great . . Playing liis first season Kok m- ready has been likened to the Pickels, Wear Sclioonavcr and , other . . He is awk- pollsh, lo bo sure, but shows unusual promise, as his record will bear out. KIII1VES IN DEFEAT From the Arkansas standpoint Earl Wheeler, the well built Fort Smith lad who was the regular center In football lust year, was particularly outstanding . . . Ills shooting was wizardry, floor game excellent- . . . Ho and Kurland nearly cnme lo blows during HID heat of buttle but made np their differences and shook hnnds before It was all over . . . Jolllff, a Manila boy, turned in a grand performance. A wisecrack froin n bleacherltc enlightened the contest . . . During Ihe half an announcement came over the loud speaker to the effect that several members of the Oklahoma squart were.seeking ways to Little Rock after the game . . . Any of the fans who intended to return to the capllol that night and had car space were Urged to contact n Mr. Lewis at the A. <fc M. bench ..'. Some leather hinged man, obviously on Arkansas rooter, np in the east stands piped: "I will, If I can start right now with that big tall Oklahoma center!" . . .- Needless to crs, post enlisted men's team, will Invade Lockbourne, Ohio, AAP, for the second game of the quarterfinals of Ihc Eastern Plying Training Command Basketball Tournament. ' Thursday night, BAAF's officers' quintet plays host to the Naval Air Station team of Memphis • at seven o'clock. On Pi-Way night, games svlll be played at the Recreation Hall between teams from the various sections, and on Saturday night Ihe Negro OI team will play Hie Jfaytl, Mo., Independents here. Wilson Cagers Drill WILSON, Ark., Jan. 15. — The Wilson High 'School basketball teams' are going through plenty of drilling for their Barnes with Keiser High School Tuesday, night on Keiser's court. •les . rounccd Wounded Vet Hcsistcrs AUBURN, Ind. (UP) — Veteran Hugh K. Fairing ton registered with the DeKalb county selective service board, even though lie had bcci wounded, Imprisoned by the Gor- nans, and returned home mlnu? one leg. He enlercd the Army be "ore tile selective service law wa passed. sny, the Cowboys were ual interested in such n proposition. Quite likely In 194G Blythevllle fans will get their chance to see the Razorbacks In notion on the local high school court, if the plans of Roland (Skeeler) Bishop, Junior Chamber of Commerce sports chairman, pan out . . .."Skeeter" hoped to bring tlie "hawgs" over this season but they already were booked solid when lie put in 11 is bid back had nn easy time, 52 to 18. Tills makes the seventh straight for the girls. in the curly Pall But Johnny Keiser 21 GIRLS Position Slmwncc 47 King G Felts 20 Warner 6 P Johnson 11 Myers 6 P '. Smith 13 . Elrod Hnskctt Ferguson 7 .. — G.......... UTI^II *o ^ i • ' 'n i ; -'. Nichols . BellA'.V)-; i; .•.... :.O'....-. .:-..•'. . -Wilson ^-i': .Billiard^ 2, 1 Porter, Arkansas' business mannp- cr, promised that every effort would too mnu>, lor them to appear .lien next year. ' ' . Right now Roland and Ills committee are Quite busy getting theli publicity plans under way for the expected brilliant striingle between the Blythevllle Army Air Field Bombers and Ihe Maiden Army Air Field Fliers at the high school gym- nnslum the 'night of Jaii. 25 . . . It Is lo be a booster for the infantile Paralysis fund, -a worthy cause. . . So, .fans, pnste that .date In your aster football. If six pounds can make the dlf- erencc in a horse race, Imagine what eight pounds might menu lo football player. Representatives of the Spalding nd Goldsmith manufacturing com- >anics report llicir concerns arc .'il- •pady expcrinicntig with lighter weight helmets, kidney pads, and high guards. ThKe companies believe post-war grldder.s will get greater protection 'rom their new guards, while the opposing footballers will suffer fewer injuries. Though the manufacturers mod- ;slly agree the new suits may not mean the difference between victory nnd defeat, they claim Hie players will not tire so easily. An ( | that, ol course, would mean fewer Injuries where players stay in the game despite a physical letdown. Tlic main threat lo these so-called new era football suits will come from tile coaches. For it would be an incautious mentor who allows his football eleven out on an open gridiron in these natty new outfits, with lets. Bolh balls weigh Ihc same now, but the American version is slightly larger. American duffers slam away at a pill that measures 1.C8 Inches, while the English ball is 1.62 Inches. The Idea, according to American professionals, Is that tile larger balls give greater accuracy And somc.U. S. pros favor making the- pill still bigger than It is now They have also proposed adding weight to club heads to make the game easier for beginners. „ _„ But the weighs of British opin- er sports groups, the NCAA pre- lon seems to be against such a scnted still other methods of com move. Most English pros feel that batting the smart-money boys. I their she Is the best and should' urged colleges and universities '• be the standard. "" - - - Duncan, former champion, called for an Interiia- quoting of odds In newspapers. Athletic Group Fights Gambling NCAA Launches Drive To Discourage Bets On College Sports COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15 (UP> —The Nationiil Collegiate Athletic Association has called on all its member colleges to help In the drive against gambling on football and basketball games. The NCAA sets out a firm rcccommendation: "Dry up all sources of special In- fonnalion that can be ..used by bookies and f°>' m sheets." And the organization also urges the strict prohibition of betting at all games and the barring of gamblers fron the contests. In closing session with two oth When George take all possible steps to kill of British Open prediction charts and lo stop tin tional standard, 11 was regarded as a hint to Americans to consider shrinking the U. S. ball. Golfers in both countries, mean- The meeting ended last night after Dr. Wilbur Smith of Tulani l\»a been elected president to sue ceed Philip Badger of New Yor while, are viewing the controversy university. Heelings of the colleg wihout too much excitement, football coaches association an First, they say, " where the college physical education di -- can get a golf ball, any kind rectors a i sa camc to a closc of golf ball. We'll argue about the size later." Igh-ranklng military leaders, ad- ressed delegates to the three-way icetlivg. They emphasized that Ihletics must smooth the way for •ar veterans as they slide back ito peace-time ways. Yak to Evansvillo Zoo EVANSVII.LE, Ind. (UP)-- Mes- <er Park zoo proudly announced he first blrlh of a yak at the 200. Attendant Henry Egli said both nothcr and baby were contented o remain out of doors. New Theater Manila's finest What have you done today that some mother's sen should die for you tomorrow? —BUY BONDS— Last Time Today "DRAGON SEED" with Katliryn Hepburn Fox News & Short thousands of bobby-soxers in stadium. I The NCAA convention heartened I sports fans who wondered about ! the place athletics would take fov the the duration and after the war. 1 A parade of speakers, including Tuesday " ,: 'THE GIRL WHO DARED' with l.oriu Grey Serial & Short .'. J. LOUIS CHERRY KeprtMntlng NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blytheville, Ark. Authorized HAWK IN SON Tire Tread ser'iHigh School team's" hero", ,Th . _ girls /iron /tf to^ 21E ^whije -.the^boy .RoteHs, .Yoijn glj, Od art; aj)d' Mil thus, To Men and Women Who Like GOOD CLOTHES We extend a cordial invitation to see our un- usual display of woolens for Spring and Summer wear under the personal direction of Mr. JIM SCOTT Clothes Specialist From STORRS-SCHAEFFER, Cincinnati . .. Mr. Scott will be in our store Tuesday-Wednesday - Thursday January 16th - 17th - 18th hats It Is.n.-mustl' S E R V ICE Patented Method —-Patented Equipment "It's MORE Than A Re-cap!" MODINGER-POETZ TIRE CO. Highway Gl North Phone 2261 A m er i ca W i 11 Rem em her Best t h e P roduc ts That Serve Her Best! . . . So don't miss the opportunity to make your selection early, have your measurements taken accurately and receive the personal attention of our clothes specialist. R. D. Hughes & (o. 25 thANNIVERSARY .National Junior Chamber of Commerce — This Is Jr. C. of C. Week In BlythevHIe. 301 W. Walnut Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, Jan. 75, 8:75 p. m. Lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena in America. Adults, 36c, Tax 9c—Total, 45c.' Reserved Seats, IZc, Tax 3c—To- tal, I5c. Children's Seals 12c, Tax 3o. Total, 15c. Reserved Seats On Sale al the Legion Arena Every Monday from 6 p. m. on TAG MATCH Buresh & Knox vs. Wolfe & Canny 2 30-Minutc Preliminaries Stan Buresh Buddy Knox vs. - vs. Joe Wolfe Bill Canny 0 WANTED CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts 12:15; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:15 Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. Last Time Today "CHINA" with Lorclta Young & Alan Ladd Universal News Comedy Tuesday BUDDY NITE two tickets for (he price of one. "JUNIOR ARMY" with Freddie Barlliolomcw Musical Short You'll say: proof of Chevrolet quality and endurance; • You'll say: proof of Chevrolet dealers' skill and dependability—proof thai Chevrolet dealers are "flnt in «rvic».". • See your Chevrolet dealer for service at regular intervale SERVING AGRICULTURE • FOOD DISTRIBUTORS • LOGGING CAMPS MINES • WAR INDUSTRIES • FUEL DISTRIBUTORS MUNITIONS MAKERS . ESSENTIAL CIVILIAN TRADES URGENTLY NEEDED NOW TO HELP BUILD NAVAL ORDNANCE PLANT THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAT NIGHTS Box Office Opens 7:15—Show SUrU at 7:30. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Box OfQce Opens 1 Show Start* 1:1« Last Time Today "SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD" ivith Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonila Granville, W. C. Fields, and Jane Powell. RKO NEWS and COMEDY AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS BY Winston, Haglin, Missouri Valley and Sollitt Contractor*) Tuesday & Wednesday Tuesday Night Is OPPORTUNITY NITE "PACIFIC BLACKOUT"' with Robert Preston, Martha O'Driscoll KKO NEWS ami COMEDY Phone 578 BlytheyiUe, Ark GOOD PAY VKEE TRANSPORTATION TO THE JOB Time and half for overtime. Food 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 H you arc now engaged In an essential acflvlty at yonr highest skill, do not apply. All hiring done In accordance with War Manpower Commission Regulations. 5Icn under 21 and women under 18 must hare minor's release form signed by parents which can be obtained at Employment Office. Open 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 Because of the Spinal Meningitis In This Area— WE WILL BE CLOSED Until Further Notice. —While health officials have not directed our closing, they have warned against crowded places, and we want .to do our part.. .Watch for our reopening announcement.

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