The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1949 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 18, 1949
Page 11
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1949 BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COUROTt NEWB PAGE ELEVEN Channel Defeats Cuban Swimmer Distance Champ Says H« Will Try Again, However CALAIS, Fiance, Aug. 18. <AP) — Jose Cortiuas (ailed today In an attempt to swim^the English Channel, but said "I'll try again In about U-o weeks." The powerful Cuban. 32, tackicd the 21-mile stretch of water soon after midtilgbt. He s\vam about hall tlie distance to Dover In six hours Then, fuffering from cramps, he was prilled from the water by the accompanying boatmen and return ed to Calais. Cortinas said that for the tasi part of his attempt, lie was swim ming w:th his aims alone his leg.s wore paralyzed by cramps, JArhe record for the swim is listed by the World Alamanac as 10 hours 45 minutes— set by Venceslas Spacek of Bahem'.a in 1926. The Preac), however, generally consider. FreiK'h'nan Georges Michel, credit ed with crossing in 11 hours and siJ minute. 1 , (hat year, to be the rccorc bolder. The 32-yeav-old Cuban left Cain: at 12:45 am. this morning (6:4 p.m.. CST. Wednesday) Earlier, it has been reported fron Dover, on the English side of th channel, that fresh norihea.sterl winds had stirred up choppy sea in that area. Dover headquarters for Shirle May France. 17-year-old Somerse Mass., niph school girl, announce that in view of the roughening \\: ters she would not attempt lie channel sv.'hn this afternoon. If later forecasts are favorabl she may begin her attempt aboi midnight, her advisors said. Beaten by Cold Corlinas was beaten by the uiittH , cold and adverse winds that rolled I heavy wavts directly into his face. [ Wlitm the boat that accompanied him returned to Calais, Cortiuas was lying on the deck asleep, cov- cmd with blankets. His petite wife. Elda. stcod over him. , The los ft his tiirr. 12:45 a.m. — Cortina/; entered the ter 4:00 am. — corllnas took his first food. 5:30 i.m.-He complained ol the cold. 6:00 a.m.— He began .suffering 6:45 a.m.— He was taken from the water. The boat carried his food, a mix- tine of wine, and caffeine. Cortinas. who won the honor to make the channel attempt by winning a swimming competition sponsored by the Cuban government, arrived here without a trainer. Cortinas started swimming when he was 12 years old. He later specialized In distance events and holds twn Cuban records for open .-.ea Ticket Sales Heavy to All SWC Grid Tilts DALLAS, Am. I*. ((Hj—Ticket offices throughout the Southwest Conference are »a busy u uiw irmed paper hanger* wllli the licit. 3ic advance sale of football ducaUs ndicates a record attendance tome all. Al least, seven «ll-ouU orecast. Three schools willing 1° estimate what, they will draw showed mure than 800,000. The other four aidu'i speculate. 'the all-lime record wan l.uao.nv lor 34 home Dailies lasl year. 11 \va.s the first, lime for ihe conference lo Bo over Ihe million mark. Southern Methodist, Unit mil; alone expect to drag in 4M.OOO Toi its eight home games, all to be pliy eii in ihe Cotlon Bowl, which seaU 15,l»0. Lester Jordan, Southern Kelho dist business manager ot af.iieiii:< is tired of telling the folks thcr won't be any Notre Dame-SotrUicrj Methodist tickets, The only wa> Ihe. they can see this game is to Du. season tickets. It's the same wa with Ihe Texas came. Priority will lake up all of Iheni. The University of Texas i 1240,500 attendance for live .games with the SUce game it sell j<mt of 65,500. Also, Texas ahead I has sold its allotment for Ihe Gkiu homa-Texas game at Dallas Texas A. and M. predicts lVi,00 for its four home games, rliei are no tickets left now for In Thanksgiving Day game with Tex as, with 40.000 due to see that on The Aggies think they'll set a -ie,vl opening game record when f.icy plav Villanova Sept. 11. The record| is 17,500. hung up in f941. but 22,000 are expected for Villanova. Arkansas did not predict its attendance but said the advan-e sale MDMI'HIS uoiiND—Slammin' Sammy Snead. golfdom's top money | ^ B0(x j xhe Texas game at Little COOLING OFF — National Open champion Gary Middle- cofT'J red hot putter cooled off during Tarn O'Shanter men's golf tourney in Chicago. The Memphis, Tenn., dentist and golf professional dipped wooden-shafted puttee into brook to swell wood, insuring a tiehtc-r fit. UempUit? to escape. The three sawed locks from • eavy screen and one bar on * win- ow ;md slid down a ropt of torn lankit.s to the roof of a one-story •ing. 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Last Time Today "THE VICIOUS CIRCLE" starring Conrad Nigel Friday & Saturday 'SUNSET CARSON RIDES AGAIN" with Sunset Canon winner of the year, is scheduled to meet Memphis' own, Dr, Gary Middlecoff, National Open title holder, in an exhibition match at the Colonial Rock should be a sell-out of i5,'X,0 and the Texas Christian and Texas Country Club this week-end. The match starts Saturday with medal'' ( . OL1 ] ( | be since the stadium there is play and Sunday the pair will settle down to serious match play. Sncari smaller. It handles about '20.100. won three or the fout major tournaments ttiis year, Ihe PGA, Masters ' and western open. Wartime Excise Toxes To Continue Unless swimmmsr. Shirley Delays Swim DOVER. Rill.. Aus. IB. <AP> — Shirley May France's attempt to swim tlie English Channel ha.s bren ye.sLerd'iy. Two of the five ir.malcs who e.s:npori were captured Monday, and two remain at large. Mrs. Goodman said the Efcnney ns'[»ncd for several days, her la- | girl went to a relative nnd had him ' : ther announced today. [return her to, 16 miles finm Cape Gris Net. France. Duver 'his afternoon, hut roughen- in^ of !ho water caused a delay. She i.s in Calais. The- 17-year-old Somerset. Mass., sonthweH of here In Saline County, gir! had plannd to start Ihe swim j she reported Ihe Iwo remaining 10 i fugitives Juanita Hall. 16. Texar- kar.a, and Edith Ross. 1, England, once decided to return with the Hennpy girl, but changed their minds. Formal stale and county investigations of the Sunday riot, touched off by Iv.'O alcohol eon-"umin£ tec-n- ap^rs .are scheduled next week. The Saline County Grand jury wilt coi due*'- an investigation at the Girls' Training School Fugitive Surrenders UTTI.n ROCK. Aug. 18. <AP) — jA third fugitive who fled from the i Arkansas Girls' Training School in school Monday. ' Sunday's riot-inspired break, is back in n^tody. Xtrs. Fanny Goodman, school sup- ifornia in 1873. Oranges first were grown in Cal- enntcmlcnl, said Jean Kenney, 15. Substitute IS Authorized L-r.lle Rock, returned voluntarily WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. President Truman said loday Congress must find enough money lo keep Ihe government running if it eliminates all warlime excise laxes next year as has been proposed. The President told a news conference lhal as long as 80 per cent of the budget i.s made up of fixed charges, any drastic tax revision will have to include measures lo make up revenue' losses. His comment was brought out by a reporter's assertion that Chairman George (D-Ga) of the Senate Finance Committee has called tor a revision of the tax laws and the elimination of the excises. Mr. Truman said this can be done if Senator George can find sources of revenue to keep the government running. Two, Who Fled Hospital Criminal Ward, Sought LITTLE ROCK. Aug. 18. 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