The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 27, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 27, 1944
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f AGE SIGHT Pecf/go Scores Quick Victory Over Aultman fcecll, (Blacksmith) Pedieo. former junior middleweight champion ot the world, gained move consolation',.'over his recent four-second defeat "-by. Gus Wlsbar for a new local ring record n? he pinned Gus Aultnian In just ten seconds lust nighl In .ine of (lie highlights of Promoter Mike Meroney's weekly wrestling show. Making his debut here, Aullman (ore put of his. corner with the opening bell of their preliminary RA If he were starting a 100-yar.l dash. He arrived nt the opposite comer just'' as Pedigo turned around. Four consecutive flips dazed the' small-statued Kenluckian nnd It looked like curtains and another record. But Aultman became careless" with visions-of the quick victory and it cost him, Pcdigo caught him coming In wide open as ft barn door, liiclced under lib on'- strclchcd hands and came up with a crab hold. Aullman couldn't say "I gtye. ; up" quick enough when Pedigo began to pour on the pressure in atonement for n badly bruised upper lip. . Win In Straight Falls Pedlgo then teamed with his partner, Hoy (Egghead) Allen, to pound ;out a victory in straight falls over Aullman and Stocky Knellsen in the; feature tag match for almost a complete rout, r.nrt one of the most dominating victories scored by a team In many months here. . Allen opened (he card by defeating " Kneilsen in 15 minutes of • . hard, - tough milling and set the stage for the winning inarch. . Knellsen, who at one time held the Pacific Coast fleet championship while a member of Uncle Sam's fine Navy, saved his team from a complete whitewash by tossing Allen during the second fall of the tag match. For a while It appeared as if lie were going to even the match at one fall apiece with a double triumph, but Pedlgo spoiled the iron man effort with flying tackles to take the second and final fall for the short win. It was a rather drab show, due mainly to the overwhelming superiority of Allen nnd Pedtgo. Had it not been for the fine, lion-hearted work .of, the. sturdy Kneilsen II would- have been even worse and more; one-sided. .Stocky put up n whale of a fight against the big odds to keep his tram in the thick 61 the battle, but didn't have much help from Aultman. "Dutch", .lust returned from the South Pacific after 20 months in the service, obviously was not in good wrestling condition and not quite'up to the caliber of the other trio. But he was game, and that helped a great deal to appease Ihe fans who have been used to keen, close competition In the ring shows here. . ;'. '••• Uses Fet liohl ;'From'start to finish JJLYTHEVILLE (ARK,); COURIER NEWS lite DOPE BUCKET BX J. P. FHIKND STONE IN HOSPITAL Elmer Stone, the small but niff- ;cd all-stale center and captain of he BIytheville Chicks when they swept lo their second consecutive conference lootball championship "n 1941, patllclpatcd In Uic "big show" on D-Day. "nocky" Allen and Pedigo. Allen, however, had to call on his pet, the kanga-1 « rrn \, — '-'-•- ' ' ' '"1 out of a deep wrote his brother, Enrl, that he was a trifle early for the invasion but remained over with the fleet to •,ave the way for the landings. . . He didn't sny whether h c was aboard his PT boat, or sonic oilier craft, but it didn't matter where :ic was. . . . Hc was doing his lob and well along with the countless thousands of daring bluejack- ;(s. . . . Elmer escaped without damage, then ran Into trouble. . . . Hc injured his back in a fall and ivas promptly hustled to a hospital in England where he is now recovering. Machinist, first class, "Rocky" recently shipped out of the Brooklyn Navy yard where he was sent, after his class room instruction at the University of Missouri. . . . He had informed Earl that everything iras declared ship-shape following the shake down cruise. . . . He had an inkling that business was going to pickup—and soon—as they gathered their crew and marie ready for something big, which they didn't exactly know. . . . There had been rumor aboard that it was through the "ditch" and to the Pacific. . . . But they were crossed up mid ordered to help out in the push across the channel HEM'S ON D-DAV Another erstwhile Chick star who participated In the European invasion was T-5 Edgar (Sugar) Cain. ... In ll»e Medical Corps, Edgar dashed off a letter, dated June 13, to his father, E. C, Cnln. . . . "I am writing this while crouched in n fox hole somewhere In France", the letter read. ... "I have been spending much time In this hole, too,, hut am all right. We have been iransfcn-eii to a field hospital and kept pretty busy. . . . Uon't worry, I'm all right," lio ndd- cd. . . , Edgar and Stone were teammates on Hie tribal teams during thos e great days of 1940 and 1941. . . . They played side by side, Stone at center and Cain at guard. . . . Both were very good. Aaron (Jackie) Byrd, one of the most outstanding boxers developed loose, got up and started towards his corner. But his exultation was suddenly turned to grim dispair as Periiuo grabbed his legs and downed him and he rcalhed the ruse. AuUmaii again was eliminated in five minutes. But It look longer to dispose of Knellsen. For the former sailor tore'a page from the winner's book by converging on Allen without her c who holds Hie Arkansas welterweight championship, has returned to Ih 0 West Coast with his bride. Hc rejoins the stable of Joe Craig and plans to go into training immediately for a return bout with Henry Armstrong, the one-lime triple champion of the world. . . . Byrd was kayoed by the brown battler several months ago, but believes he can heat him In a return flijhl. Byrd says he was way ahead on points when "Hammering Henry" exploded his Sunday punch smack on the button. . . . Tn response to request!!, here arc three addresses; C|)l. Bolden Fenlhcrstonc, Hq. Sq. 15th Air Force, APO, </, P. M., NYC. Pvt. earless Lnrkln, Co. C, 830 Engineers, AVN Bn., APO 113 Unit 1, % I'M, 'Frisco. . . . Corp. Ray barkln, MSNAD Guard Co., Hawthionc, Nev. BACK IN STATUS Staff Sergeant Murray Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Phillips, formerly herc now at Pla- queniine, La., has arrived back In the States after two years service with a bomber crew In North Africa. ... He was a nephew of the late Leln Blylhe. . ., . "East Is East an<i West Is West and never the twain shall meet" may hold true for some things but not for two cousins, Sergt. Charles Thomas Purtle and Seaman John (Jim- B A At to Play 94th Division At Memphis The niythevillc Army Air Field baseball team will meet the 94th Division team from Camp McCain, Miss., in the opening round of the Mldsouth Service Baseball Tourna- ncnt at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at nusswood Park in Memphis. The all-star unit from the Mississippi camp was the eighth entry n the sporting event. BIytheville lad drawn a bye in the pairing b'a'.urclny and was slated for a place In the semifinals, but the local [cam favored the admittance of the 94th Division In the tournament, which would consequently make their victory road more difficult but nonetheless commendable. BIytheville rales as one of the tronger teams in this event anj al- lor) Cramer Despite the fact that the boys are in different branches of the service they crossed paths in Oran, North Africa, recently . . ; . Sergt. Purllc, former Chick manager, wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs.'j. W. Purtlc, Sr., that, while In town he passed a ;roii|j of white clncl sailors and ipicci one strangely familiar. To be certain that his eyes were not deceiving him in the desert country h c called one of the group off to one side and asked who the I fo dld t i, D lr lck It was . hole in the opening preliminary with Kneilsen. The ex-gob was in process of giving him the "works" with flips when Allen spun around on the small of his back ami smashed Stocky squarely in the face. Before 'Knellsen could recover from the shock Allen was astride for the fall.. .' The customers hardly had become settled again after the intermission between balls before Periieo had Aultmnn with tiie crab hold. And it all happened so quickly and rather unexpected, especially to- Blacksmith who was still woozy after it was over. He admitted he. didn't expect Aultman to pull his sprint so early in the game. Thanks to some fine work by Kneilsen, the tag match was fairly , Interesting, though kinda brief. Allen and Aultman wisely took the easy course. They concentrated their attack on Aultman and eliminated him in but five minutes of the first fall. Then they methodically wore down Kneilsen, using head locks, flips and flying tackles during the ordeal. The combined time was 11 minutes. Tcdigo Fulls Trick Aultman displayed lib best form In the second fall but fell victim to an age-worn ring trick. He clamped a toe hold on Pcdigo shortly after the start and had him in a. bad way. Catching referee Mc- roney behind the play and out of Aultmaii's sight, Pedigo patted "Dutch" on the back, the usim sign • of victory. Aultman turncc the first time that the limber- backed Allen had been victimized by n crnb hold and surprised the fans who had seen him slip out of many previous attempts. Pedlgo brought the thing to a hamallc and Midden climax as hc •aught Knellsen napping and start- id him down hill with a. scries of lying tackles, followed by the isual body pin. The total lime for he fall was 13 minutes. OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT Sales and Sertlce HARRISON AUTO FARTS CO. 517 W. Asli 1'hone Z552 imrtlculnr Ijoy was. "That's Junior crnmcr from Osceola. Ar enme the reply. . . Son of Mr. and Mrs. .John Cramer, Junior earned n couple of letters with the Chicks and was rated het- ler UIHII a fair him dat this pig- though little Is •strength of the known Camp of the McCain team, It appears thai the. game with the 04th will lie Uic .feature affair In the lower brackets'. H Is believed that the Mitslssip- ])l learn will have to face the best southpaw pitching In the tournament, for the DAAP team will probably lead with Its ace, Mel Farnell. The Flyers are managed by Staff Sergt. Bob Tiibtjs. The revised opening clay schedule for Friday's play at Russwood: Fourth Ferrying Group vs. Greenwood Army Air Field, 1 p. in. 9411, Division, 3 Stultgard Army ,Alr Pteld vs. Columbus Army Air Field, C:30 p. m. Greenville Army Air Field vs. Dyrrsburg Air Base, 8:30 p. m. Ill Saturday's semifinals will be the Ferrying Group - Greenwood winner nnd the Stuttgart-Columbii s ' winner at 1:30 o'clock, and at. 3 o'clock the Greenville Dyersbunr winner will meet the Blylhevillc- 04lh winner. BIytheville vs. P. m. TUESDAY, JUNK 27, 19-M Ortiz. In Castern Debut Against Larry Bolvin NEW YORK, June 27. (UP)- Tlils week's boxing program features both class and color. Little Manuel Ortiz, the hard-hitting world bantamweight champion, tangles with Larry Bolvln, a Rhode Island featherweight, nt Braves Field, nos- ton, Thursday night, in a non-title bout. Although Ortiz won his title from Lou Slllcn almost, two years ago. his fight with Larry Bolvln will be his eastern debut. Hc Iras put his title on the block nine times In the past two years, but no other han- taimveighl has been able lo take Ortla' usual terrific body barrage. Luln Constantino will try to fight Blond Tiger at Freeuort, N. Y., tomorrow night. The bout, scheduled originally for week, was rained out. And Friday night Bill Poterson will step through the ropes at Jacksonville, Fla., against Giumar Barlund. the fighting Finn. But the most colorful bout of the week is likely to be the Carmine Fatta-Fred Addeo scrap at Fort Hamilton, N. Y. Neither Fatta or Addeo are great shakes as lightweights go, but the fight Is Falla's first under his new manager, Kalic Jenkins, wife or u former featherweight champion. Katie Is building up a righting stable. She bought Fattn several weeks ago. Leaders In Southern Bunched At The Top By Unilcd 1'ir.i.v The race tor the lead in the Southern Association remains the same after victories last night by Atlanta, Little Itock and Memphis The standings still show that only ten percentage points and a half- game separate the three leading teams, with the Atlanta Crackers still holding a slight edge. The Crackers defeated the Birmingham Barons, 8 lo 0, behind the four-hit pitching of Lewis Cmiien- ter, while the Little Hock Trxvelsrs captured an eleven-Inning jlfair from Nashville, ten to six, with four runs In the eleventh Inning John Kinder held lh e Knoxville Smokies to two singles ns Memphis won, ten to nothing. Only three games were scheduled. Sky-Reading Made Easy PITTSBURGH <UP) — Summer skies will be as easy as road maps to read for Piltsbtirghcrs who attend a new sky show at the Buhl Planetarium herc. Director Arthur j. Draper said visitors will rap- d! v become acquainted with the klcs after memorizing the positions of a few prominent stars. skin sport. Robert Purllc, last year's chick malinger, recently accepted a post with the War Department nnd stationed at. the nation's capllol. ... He is all agog over (he famous city. Tilden, 51, To Appear In Red Cross Tennis Ky NEA. Service FOREST HILLS, N. V. — Wll- linin T. Tilden II is returning from California lo participate nl Victory Drive chxibltions for the Hcd Cross War Fund at the famous West Bide Tennis Club, July 2-3-4. It was at Forest Hills that Tilden now 51, |he greatest tennis plnyc: who ever lived, scored the majority of his brilliant triumphs. He was national amateur singles champion seven times. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Atlanta 35 '23 .003 Little Rock 36 24 .600 Memphis 35 24 .503 Birmingham 30 2D .508 Knoxvillc 21 30 .474 Nashville 26 32 .448 Chattanooga 23 :u .420 New Orleans ID 38 .333 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pel. St. Louis 38 27 .581) .525 38 27 Chicago 30 27' New York 31 29 Boston ;, 33 3i»i Washington . 30 33 Detroit . 30 34 Philadelphia 29 34 Cleveland 3D 35 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. 16 25 2D 30 3d se 35 35 St. Louis 41 Pittsburgh 31 New York 32 Brooklyn 33 Cincinnati 31 *^iSr''.-'.::::::::g .476 .469 .460 .453 Pet. .719 .554 .525 .524 .Sfc THUMBS UP IS RIGHT NEW YORK — Racing secretary Jack Campbell assigned Thumbs Up top weight—127 pounds—among horses eligible for the Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct, July 1. First Fiddl c is next with one pound less. ". Guy Gcan's SKATING RINK Now Open For Summer Big Tent Now Located Across - From Nu-Way Laundry . Afternoon and Nile Sessions SPECIAL For A Few Days 1 CASE COCA COLA And 75c Bottle Phillips 66 Furniture Polish—Both 1,39 Brtof Yovr Empty Hollies POTTER'S STATEL1NE ' SERVICE STATION • Ask ns about Doming Water Systems. All sizes and capacities of shallow and deep well systems ara available. Tho "MARVELETTB" Shallow Well Sy»tem (illustrated) is low priced but has features you would ordinarily expect in higher priced systems. Quiet attrition, dependable performance, low cost maintenance and long life of Deming Water Systems protect your investment ia. cuaoing water...the greatest of .11 modern conveniences! Uere'i a right typo of Dcming Water System to meet YOUR requirements. Ask about itf Yesterday's Results SOUTHKHN LEAGUE Atlanta 8, Birmingham 0. Little Rock 10, Nashville 6. Memphis 10, Knoxvillc 0. (Only games scheduled). AMERICAN LEAGUE Open date. NATIONAL LEAGUE Open date. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham at Atlanta, Little Rock at Nashville. Memphl s «t Knoxvillc. New Orleans at Chattanooga. AMERICAN LEAGUE No games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE No games* scheduled. Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main See US For Pipe, Fittings and Other Plumbing Supplies HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. There are thousands and thousands of Long Distance calls every day. Three, five and ten times as many between some cities as before the war. When your Long Distance call is on war- crowded circuits, the operalor may ask you to—"Please limit your call to 5 minutes." That's especially important these days when wires are needed for the war. NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest ShowB at 6:30 MATIN'EES S»turriav & Sunday »f I Tuesday "THE RAINS CAME" IVftll Tyrone Power A- George Krent Serial & .Short Wednesday & Thursday "JANE EYRE" with Orson Welles & Joan Fontuinc Fox News ,t Short CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts lZ:15j Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:M Except Monday, opens fi:45 Continuous shows Sal. anil Sun. Tuesday BUDDY NITE 2 Tickets For the Trice of 1 "BOMBAY CLIPPER" with William Gargaii & Irene licrvcy Musical Short Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "GILDERSLEEVE'S BAD DAY" with Harold I'cary anil "FATHER'S SON" u-illi John Lylcl SOUTHWESTERN BEU TELEPHONE CO. 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