The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1944 · Page 8
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BLYTHEVJLLE (AUK.)] COURIER NEWS FRIDAY,'JUNE 30, Trim owns' Lead tb 21 Gomes »i ,, 'By United The St Louts Browns still lead the American League, but their i m»rgiii is down to Uo and one- *h«lf games "Hie second place New . V York Yankees won a 1 to 0 thriller from the Browns in New York yesterday, and now the Yanks and Boston Red Sox are within striking distance or die Brownies Both teams are tuo and one-half games »WR>, but the Yanks lead the Red Box by two slim percentage points The Yankee victory was a heart breaker lor Sig Jakucki The Brownie pitcher held the Yank: scoreless, until two men were ou In, the last half of the ninth Hi was within one out of his thlr straight nine-Inning shutout Bu Bollle Hemsley singled to dihe li Bud Metheny and give Will Dublel the victory. At Boston, the Red Sox defealc the Chicago^ While Sox 5 lo 4. , four-run rally in Ihe second (II the business for the Red Sox, mi Tex Hughson got credit lor h' eleventh victor). The Cleveland Indians bla-,te the Philadelphia Athletics 6 to at Philadelphia. Allie Reynold held the A's lo three hits and collected that many himself. In a night game at Washington, the Detroit Tigers shut out the Senators 4 to 0. Hal' Ncwhomer turned in a two-hit whtle-wasWuH ifor his '••: eleventh victory to keep psce with Tex Hughson. In the National League the Philadelphia Phillies went ten Innings to 'defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 1 to 0. Big Bill Lee. went the route for the Phils, ' lo beat George Hunger. At Pittsburgh the Pirates Ucd • the New York Giants, 1 to 1, In a game that was called at the end of the tilth because of valu. Back in the Limelight Manassa Mauler Knocked Out Willard for Title 25 Years Ago War Bond game at Polo Grounds brings out stars of yesteryear, !.efl lo right: Zack Wheat of Dodgers, Moose McCormick of Giants, Herb J'cnnock of Yankees, umpire Bill Klein, HOKOI- Brcsnahan and George (Hooks) Wiilsc of Giants, Wally SchanB of Athletics and Nap Mucker and Otto Miller of Dodgers. DOPE BUCKET BY 1. P. rKUND The Jet-propelled engine of Bri .tain's Prank Whittle got Us firs workout' under lest conditions h the air on May 21, HI41. The bellworl Is a plant. IOMPLETKS GUNNERY Looking like the proverbial mll- lon. tall, dark and handsome Boblie Peterson is home for a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Peterson. . The former Chick end, weighing around the 190-pound mark, has just completed gunner school at Laredo, Texas, following lire-flight'at Ellington Field, Texas, nnd now Is ready for advanced navigation at San Marcos,, Texas. '. . My, but Uncle Sum does something to—and for—these boys nnd gals, and I don't mean maybe, either. . . When Bobble left he was <x spilt InniBC of the "Thin Man" . . . He couldn't seem to find the right answer to fill out that six-foot, 1 inch frame of hln ... But Uncle Si) in did , Wlmt Coach Joe Dlldy would have given for him as he looks nowl . . . SRNDS "YANK"— My pal, Cnplaln Leo (Uttle Dutch) Llntzenlch is forever doing the right thine at Hie right time. ... Not long ago he mailed me a copy of 'Targets-Germany" via air-mull from England where he is adjutant at Andrews Field.\. . . Now comes a British edition of' "Yank" with a vivid nnd up-to-thc-mliuite account of the preparation and voyage ol the Allies across the channel 01 D-Day. On second llnnghl did he wnnt me lp sec the luscious picture of the pin-up ghl on the back??? M-in-m-m, I womlerl . Leo's young brother, Joe, who received his prep sheepkslii Uilt Spring, hns enlisted In the Air Corps and sent to Ok!iihoin;i A, & M. foi ire-cadet . . . He's treading on Ihc 'ootsteps of Capt. Leo. riMKS AHli CHANGING. The heat, or srnupin', must have llsloclged A-G Harry Halnes. . . . maglne him writing to Mamma ind Papfi Haines that his sergeant s the greatest guy In the worjd! He is In training at Keeslcr spinner. Field, Miss. . . . Tommy Little, u '(inner Chick tcamnmte, also Is .here. . . Seems to me that such a statement deserves an investigation by the Dies committee.-. , HITCHED—Sergl. Hugh Harbert las joined the ranks of the Benedicts, after warning us. ... He and the Texas lassie were Joined as one on June 3. , . (That's the day that lone took me for better or for worse and I turned out worse than she took me for). . . And from what Hugh writes back lo the Lutes, the new Mrs. Harbcrt must be quite at home In the kitchen . . . Despite the fact that the baseball team at Camp Ellis, 111., Is rated one of the uest service outfits'In the nation, mul the diamond sport used to be his No. I love, all he can talk about In his letters is the fine cooking his wife turns out. . . I'm scanning nij mail for a dinner Invitation, Hugh ... A GOB—Ewell Walters did no 1 follow his older brother, Horace. . Instead, he chose the Navy blue am he was fishing) -s in training at Camp Walters, Texas. He is In the same com>any with P. T. Hancy and several other Blythevllle and Mississippi 'ountlans. IT 1)11) GET AWAY That moaning I heard recently catne from Abe Kmnlngham. . . He •magged n bass that not only got away, but completely tore up his By DENNIS DALTOK United Press Staff Correspondent TOLEDO, O. (UP) — This July 4th will mark the 25th anniversary or the Jack Dempsey-Jess Willard heavyweight championship bout here, but the question of whether the fight ended in the third cr fourth, round still is a matter of opinion. The records show that Dempsey won th e title on R technical knockout in Ihe third round but the Manassa Mauler to this day insists I It was the fourth because the Pot- tawatomle Giant failed to answer the bell for that round of their historic battle. Dempsey, now a lieutenant commander in the U. S. Coast Guard, looks back upon the Toledo fight as the crowning point of his career—a career which made the game a million-dollar business giving employment to thousands of persons. Expected Hard Fight Until the warm summer afternoon In the open-air arena, boxing 'icld a limited appeal throughou .lie nation. There were few. states Abe got him to the top, long enough to gel a good look . . He vows it was the biggest fish of its type he ever saw (ycli. I know, Abe!) . . . Those big ones always get away. . . . SKIING— While we are sweltering under the rays of ol' Sol, Lieut. Jack Wilson writes his parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Jack E. Wilson, of taking a skiing trip in Alaska where he has been stationed for almost two years. . . Lieut, Wilson says that Anchorage, Alaska, strongly resembles Blytheville, which helps him to feel perfectly at home. ... Dr. O. J. Clmstain, former pastor of the local First Baptist Chinch, now at Ml. Pleasant, Texas, has invited me to go fishing with him during my vacation next month. . . .He promises mo great thing. . . . To encourage me he tells of a recent trip with the rod and reel. . . . 'We made u killing" (and I thought then which permitted bouts to •staged within their borders. Many of the historic matches of the da; were held in obscure cities which legalized them temporarily bccausi it meant perhaps a week's un hcard-of prosperity for local mer chants. : . When nsked recently whether In had expected. Willard to be sue! an easy victim, the soft-spokci former champion shook his hea ghtwelght king; Benny Leonard, "nen lightweight champion; Bat- Ing Nelson, Tommy Ryan, Freddy Velsh nnd Prank Moran were ic're. Some 600 newspapermen from orelgn countries as well as the ma- or cities of the United States were round the ringside. An estimated 0,000 out-of-towners invaded Toldo but less than 50,000 were able slowly. "No, I didn't," he...Id. "Of i^ 0 Jam Into Bay view Park Arena or the fight. The prc-fight buildup was tcr- iflc. Both Dempsey and Willlard wrote syndicated articles dally dur- ng their training grinds, and each expressed the utmost confidence In :he outcome. Willard looked upon :he Impending fight so lightly that :ie was criticized by some newspapers for his attitude. Almost Ended In First ' Gamblers showed up at the last minute, however, with plenty of Demr/sey money, and the odds wer e 20 to 1 that Jack would score an early knockout over Willard even though Jess outweighed him 187 to 245 pounds and had a five and one- half Inch advantage In reach. The fight was almost over soon after it had begun. After a minute or so of sparring, Dempsey opeuec up with a devastating barrage ol lefls and rights to the head that rocked his huge adversary like a flagpole. Jess hit the canvas seven times in the first round. ' The seventh knockdown started a bedlam. Jack caught Jess with a vicious left to the jaw and Wll- lard's knees buckled. The giant fell saved Willard from a knockout. So Dempscv had to be paged'and re- lurn to the ring before the one- minute rest had expired, i; The second round' opened with Willlard, groggy from the first round beating, still sitting on'his stool. But he jumped up as Dempsey loomed In front of him. The next two rounds saw Willard battered to" a "bloody pulp, although Jack was too wild to land the knockout blow, . J3 Towel To»«d In •. If' At the end of the. third round, Willard went to his corner: a reel- ng, staggering hulk. During the rest period Walter Monaghan, hjs second, asked the falling champion: 'Can you stand to go to the cen- er again?" Jess shook hli head, his ey e puffed up grotesquely. Monaghan then grabbed a bloodstained towel and tossed it Into the center of the ring—and with that fluttering towel went the title. The official records maintain that 13 seconds remained of the rest period when the towel was tossed In for Willard and therefore the fight ended In the third round. Dempsey claimed the towel landed at his feet as he crossed the ring to meet Willard, who had not risen from his chair. course, I expected felt before the bout really have to fight to take the title." Arena Jammed It was the last time all the old- timers attende da heavyweight title bout In force. Such ring immortals as Jack McAullffc, undefeated a mess, had fish dinner for eight Sunday, and have a tray of frozen fish in my Prigidaire now." . . . Better keep 'em until I get there. Dr., you know how my fishing luck Gave away runs, the ropes In a neutral and he held himself half- His toes pointed up and he was vir- tully out on his feet. Saved bj the Bell In the excitement. Referee Ollle Pecord failed to hear'the sound of the bell and he continued to count up to 10. Many of the spectators, as well as Dempsey and his hand-' lers, thought the fight was over. Jack Kearns, Dempsey's manager, escorted the Manassa Mauler out of the ring and up the aisle toward the dressing rooms. But the timekeeper wildly shouted to Pecord that the bell had 153,000 Inducted In State Of Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY (U.P.)—A total ol 153,000 Oklahoma men 18 to 31 years old have been drafted for military service, a report from the state selective service headquarters ihowed recently. Col. cllye Murray, state draft director, pointed/out that the figure did not Include youths who enlisted before reaching the age ^6f 18 nor women joining : military branches and serving as Army and Navy nurses. . . . '.•'.:. The report, revealed 12,600 state men had.been classified 4-P, physically, mentally or morrally unfit tor military duty. Only 353'have been classified as conscientious objectors, the re;V brds of the 105 Oklahoma. drijjfi; boards disclosed. The number, of. men registered with;drsft:boards between.IB and 38 was placed at 367,000. 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