The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 1, 1944
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t f AG» ^BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS All-Star Card Planned Monday Jo«, Welch and Wisbar - Are Paired Against .Roberts and Pedigo In proper keeping with the prevailing spiiit of tile period, Pro-. motcr.Mike Meroney has assembled hii greatest and most - promising ring for Monday night— eve of the Btowtli— for his contribution to the tradiliomO, fireworks. He;has lined up another popular tag match, plus two single falls preliminaries, featuring those two ring feudists, Joe Welch and "Rough Red" Roberts, with Otis Wisbar, the blond bombshell and Cecil (Blacksmith) Pedigo, former junior middleweight champion of (lie world. Welch, arid Wisbar will square off as -a team in one corner and will be opposed by the other pair, DOPE BUCKET BT J. P. FBIKND NEVER A DULL MOMENT If Chief Petty Officer Joseph" P. Pride, Jr., Is the same Joe P. Pride that we and the rest of his and left, many friends and classmates leauimates knew before ho Roberts and Pedigo. Catering to whims of the local funs for action in the rough and raw, the matchmaker has matched Welch against Roberts 'ov another chapter of their famous feud, in one prelim. Pedigo and Wisbar will match scientific wits In the other. Feud Holds Interest "While the remainder of the card doubtless will hold tremendous interest, and supply its share of the action, thrills and spills, the meeting of Welch and Roberts holds the center of the singe and all hut hogs the spotlight. The reason is obvious. Welch and Roberts have cooked up one of Ihe most bitter feuds in local and territorial ring history. And this prevailing bitterness is not fictional or mylhl- cab The fact that Welch has taken' ;two trips 1 to the hospital following ring ' battles' with 'Roberts and Injuries suffered therewith nearly cost him his wrestling; career is proof enough of Its Intensity. The duel is an outgrowth of a feud willi Joe's older brother, Roy. The family argument began several years ago and has been gelling no belter fast. In fact, It has reached such proportions that the local pro moter has been hesitant lo throw them in the same ring for fear of permanent injury Welch Injures Kidney First most serious icpcicusslons o[;thls tilantlc struggle came moi'c than a year ago. During an aftermath 'of a bitter and brutally rough battle : in the ring, Joe received a kidney injury and spent many months in the hospital recovering. Attending doctors and .surgeons despaired his life for a period. They assured him that he would never be able :to 'enter the ring again, But Joe was nol lo be counted out. Not Just yet. He went into strict training and prepared himself for a comeback. He did his job so well that the : doctors gave their okay. Shortly after his return Joe begged for; another shot at Roberts. At first, Promoter Meroney refused, partially because he feared- that the youngster was not ready for such competition. But nftcr the trial period he relented and booked them as opponents. And what a etruggle that was! The giants threw everything at their disposal at each other. Late in the fight Welch was tossefl out of the ring, and in the subsequent scrap outside the squared circle Joe received a severe head injury that sent him back to the hospital. Begs For Match 'He has been out now for several months, meeting the best that the promoter can throw against , him including the very tough Bill Cnn- jiy.°. : And he has proven the right to climb back Into the ring with his arch-enemy. So, lie will get t third chance this Monday night Maybe the third time will be the charm for him. Roberts says I .will be no . different. He can take his measure anytime and in ring. And so it goes. In sharp conlrasl, the meeting between. Wisbar and Pedigo should be a blrilllanlly fought match, not devoid of action but on a different - --- piar.e. -It: ought to be something •really worth looking at. For that matter, so should the entire card. H should pack Ihe arena lo overflowing and put the fans in the mood for the following day: when fireworks are officially to order. The first fuse will be lighted at 8:30. ther,. isn't a dull moment In his Seabee outfit on the Hawaiian Islands. When Joe was in school here and ilayed with the Blytlicville Chlck- asaws in 1930 and 1931 he was the lie of Ihe parly; a vibrant, alive, vise cracking, fun making prankster who could get as much If not nore out of a good joke or stunt, especially nt the others expense. But when on the receiving end he could take it. And he could take t wllli grace of n good sport. He played tackle on Ihc Chicks during Ihose two years of 30 .and 31, and he was pretty good, loo. His teammates tell me he could have been much better had he knuckled down to business, trnln- cd and worked a little harder. But when the going was tough he stayed In and threw with everything. He believed in fair play and was among Hie first to condemn any imsporlsmanshlp by foe or male. Hc iiad the instinct of a fighter, didn't know when to quit. Thai fact was quite evident by an incident ns related by Paul Kirkindall, who played side by 'side with Joe. Paul, now a Tech Sergeant on Uncle Sum's service team and stationed at Camp Campbell, Ky., said the Chicks were playing Central High In Memphis during the 1931 season on Hits particular occasion. Th c going was lough, cx- Lremcly rough. During a pllcup in the second quarter Joe was knocked colder lhan a pawnbroker's heart, coach Henry Hudson, Ihen tribal big chief, sent in a substitute and they hauled Joe to the bench, feel first. They worked wilh him briefly and apparently brought him lo. As soon as Joe could get h|s bearings he began to plead with Coach Hudson to send him bnck In. Realizing that th c linesman must iave received a severe sock to be nockcil out, Coach Hudson liesl- atcd for some time but rclentcc udcr th c relentless pleading and Inally sent him back In. Joe Unshed the game, nnd broiher, it was Highly rugged. IOE 1'ULLS STUNT According lo Paul, the boys dress id without incident and went to a loivnlown restauranl where suppc ras prepared for them.' During irocess of the meal Paul said h lotlced that Joe was Acting ralhe iccullarly, but since he was far 'ail: Lieut. Commander nlchard IcCool, Lieut. S. J. Cohen, Clarnce Webb. Hc has been on the rail of Lieut. Jimmy Lee Brooks, •ho also Is on Hawaii, mil at the ast writing hau'nt been success- ul in locating him. He also was ilcrcstc<l In thc Mclfiincy boys, ^cch Sergeanl Jack, anj pfc. "Poa- iut", both with Ihe n thc Island. Marines and Not unlike the others overseas i the service, Joe has a two-fold ill pose: lo get this over as quick s possible, and then come back to hose grand ol' United Stales. And vho can blame him? Yankees Return To Third Place Browns Overcome Jinx And Blank New York; Red Sox Again Win By United 1'ress The St. Louis Browns finally snapped out or tne spell the New York Yankees cast over them. The Drowns beat' Die Yankees 2 to 0 In New York yesterday to drop the Yankees to third place, three ami one-half games away from the league-leading Brownies. But the nwny from Browns couldn't pull the Boston Red Sox. Bounty Horses Given Honors At Paragould Horses from Mississippi County won three first places, three seconds, one . third, two fourths, four ifths and one eighth place at thc ourth annual Klwanis Club horse how Thursday and Friday nights' it Paragon Id. J. H. Grain's horses from Wilson cd the county's entries with three Irst places. They were Hetty Love n the walking two-year-old class, and Mcrrlc Bell won both nights In he Junior walking class. Brantley's Comet, owned by C. G. Smith of Blytbevllle, won second ilacc hi the Arkansas-owned walk- ng stallion class, fourth place in he walking stakes, and a fourth both nights In the junior walking clnss. Mr. Smith's Mcrrie' Jean won second place In thc walking two- r'ear-olds. An entry of Noble Gill of Dell, Lime Light, won third place in the Arkansas owned milking stallion class, fifth place In Ihe walking stake class, and fifth both nights In the junior walking class. The Paraeould show was the first In a series of horse shows lo be held in Northeast Arkansas. An c ntry of Clem Whistle Jr., won eighth place in thc walking slake. Among those attending from here were Mr. Gill, Mr. Smith, Jimmy Stevenson, John McDowell, C. P. Tucker, B. P. Simmons, Hiram Wyllc, Clem Whistle,' Zal Hanison, 'Roy Rea and Jodie Nabers. Thc Red Sox rolled up their eleventh straight victory at the expense of the Clilcngo White Sax. 'Hie victory put them in second place, and two and one-half gomes Ijehlnd thc Browns. The Red Sox whipped the White Sox II to 0 to give Yank Terry his first victory of thc season utter six straight losses. In other American League games thc Washington Senators defeated the Detroit Tigers 4 to 2 at Washington, and Ihe Cleveland Indians heat the Philadelphia Athletics 5 lo 4 in a 12 inning game at Philadelphia. In the National League the t niggle for second place is tighter than ever today.' - Thc fourth place New York SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1941 Hitters Go On Spree In Game M Nashville By United Press Sulphcr Dell In Nashville lias! many an unusual contest In Its ycnrs of existence ns tlic home of the Southern League Vols. Lasl nlcjiu> there was a new one, n pitcher's duel to .sec which one could give up tlic most hits. The Vols' Charley Cucllnr took on four Atlanta Cracker hurlers and beat them hniids down. He gave the Georgia boys 18 lills. And all four of them let Nashville have only a lowly 10, The Volunteers took the game thirteen runs to eight. And that serves to put the Memphis chicks out in front of the league by a full game and onc-hiilf. In other games last night Memphis swamped the New Orleas Pels twelve.runs to two. And Birmingham walked over Little Rock eleven lo milling. Knoxvllle won a close match from Chattanooga four to three. More of the same series is scheduled for tonight—Atlanta at Nashville, Little nock at Birmingham, Memphis at New Orleans and Chattanooga at Knoxvllle. The binis of the Army air base ia'the Ascencion Islands are both an aid and a menace to flyers. If SI were not for the sight of th?.so birds in flight, many an airman would miss, the tiny islands. Yd •thise same birds prove to be quite Bn obstacle when thsy build their nest*, on the runways. ever clowning, he didn't pay mud attention, climax was reached Jus )efor e the dessert. Joe called.louri y to a waitress for a glass of w'a ,cr. As she slui'ted towards hii ic yelled "you needn't come over. 1 And with that statement he hurled the glass. Joe , never remembers the incident. For It was .some time after the meal wtis over and cnroute home that he came to. .He doesn't even remember going back into the gaine, going to supper, or get- ling into tlic cars to go home. What is more, lie played two (lUtir- ters of. one of tho hardest football games the Chicks had. And Paul says J!ie turned In one of his greatest performances. included on that fine team were: John Holland, Max Usrey, Jimmy Lee Brooks, Max Christ a in, J. W. Purlle, . Jimmy Tipton Charles Brogdon Bernard McAfee Bob Burns Tom Short Robert L. Fisher Paul Kirkindall and Clarence Webb. Many of them are In the service. Fisher, a speed merchant with unlimited possibilities, died of 'iijurtes In n fall. GETS QUICK HATING Joe has done very well with the Seabecs. H c enlisted In November 1042 and sent to Nnshvllle, Tenn. During the (our months training at Norfolk he rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After a brief stay at Port Hucncmc, Calif., Joe and his outfit sailed for Hawaii where ho has been ever since. But there is every Indication that .not for long. Joe has indicated to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Pride, Sr., and his pretty wife, the former Miss Ruth Babbs of Pied mont, Mo., that he is all ready for any assignment llicy will get, which is expected at any' time now. Chief Petty Officer Pride has seen several servicemen from Bly- thcville since he has been in Ha Giants and the second place Pltts- Pirates split a twin bill at Pittsburgh. The Giants won the first game 7 lo 5. But the Bugs scored twice in (he last half of the ninth to win the afterpiece, ) lo 8. The third place Cincinnati Reds Icfcated the Boston Braves 3 to 2 nl Cincinnati. Now the Pirates lead the Reds jy one mid one-half games, and the olants are one game behind "Cincinnati. At Chicago tho rampant, Cubs look another gome from Hie Brooklyn Dodgers. The Cubs won 2 to 0 when Andy PafKo homered with one man on In the last half of the ninth. The league leading St. Louts Cardinals whipped the Philadelphia Phillies 8 to 4 at St. Louis. LIQUOIl PF.IIMIT Notice Is hereby given that the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas lias Issued a permit, No. 161 lo Little Shop, Crawford M. Noble, to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described ns Walnut and 'Broadway Streets, Blythevllle, Arkansas. This permit issued on the 1st day of July, 1044 and expires on the 30th day of June, 1345. Crawford M. Noble Permittee. 1111-8 Cancer Is more prevalent in the United Slates among families of ritlsh origin than among those of tallan origin. THJS JOB'S A CINCH, i.JUST SIT HERB, A DR. PEPPER AND REFER ALL WQOIR1ES TO THE tiOARD Accident Is a village in Illinois. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 12, New Orleans 2. Nashville 13, Atlanta 8. Birmingham 11, Little Rock C Knoxvllle •!, Chaltanooga 3. AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis 3, New York 0. Boston 11, Chicago 0. Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 4. Washington 4, Detroit 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 7-8, Pittsburgh 5-0. St. Louis 0, Philadelphia 4. Chicago 2, Brooklyn 0. Cincinnati (3, Boston 2. Today s Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Atlanta at Nashville. Little Rock at Birmingham. Clxittnnoogn nt Knoxvillc. Memphis at New Orleans. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at New York. St. Louis at Boston. Detroit at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Washington. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at St. Louis. New York at Cincinnati. Philadelphia at Chicago. HEAR FULBRIGHT f Toii&M' JULY 1st 7:30 P.M. OVER KARK AND n , THE ARKANSASyiNETWORK He.Will Discuss the~Vital Issues ^ , ., •• -<**»,»i&-f~ Includingfy- f AGRICULTURE 'LABOR INDUSTRY INSURANCE I EDUCATION MEDICINE £. LASTING PEACE fj^^i-.- • OPENING ADDRESS OF BILL FULBRIGHT /or U. S. SEIVflTOR AtSO OVER KIRA AT 9:15 P. M. ^ FULBRIGHT, CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE 1 WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, July 3, 8:15 p. m. Lowert Admission of «ny Wreitttaf Area* in America. Adults, 36c, Tax 9c-ToUI, 45c, Kcserrcd Scats, Uc, Tai 3c-To- lali 15«, Children's Seats 12c, Tax 3c, Total, 15c. Reserved Seats On Sale at the Legion Arena Eyery Monday from 6 p. m, on. TAG MATCH WELCH & WISBAR ROBERTS % & PEDIGO 2 30-Min. Preliminaries JOE WELCH vs. RED ROBERTS GUS WISBAR BLACKSMITH PEDIGO Baseball Standings SOUTHKRN LEAGUE W. L. Memphis ........... 39 Atlanta ............ 37 Little Rock ........ 37 I'liilngljnin laltiinoogn nshvillc loxvillc . cw Orlenns 20 29 28 19 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. . Louis 39 20 iston . 36 31 sw York 33 30 ilcago .* 30 30 nshlriBloii 32 34 illnilclphia 30 3G itrolt 31 36 evcland 31 30 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Louis 42 19 lt.sbiirgli 33 20 ncinnatl 34 30 iw York 33 31 rooklyn 33 33 iston 27 3D illHdclplilH 25 3C hlcago 22 35 Pet. MOO .506 .569 .518 .478 .458 .424 .311 Pel. .574 .537 .524 .500 .485 .455 .454 .454 Pet. .089 .558 .531 .51G .500 .40!) .410 .380 OF Leggy' ' What 1 makes Wait a Bil, Giiyle Smith up, appear lo have seven legs is thai Tola Rose, Warren Tvlchtlcns aboard, is directly behind him as horses hit Aqueduct stretch in I/ongstreel Handicap. ft Wail a Bit wins by neck. retail on the premises described as 215 W. Main, Blylhevlllc. This permit Issued on the 1st day of July, 1844, and expires on the 30th day of June, 1944. Phil Hasscll Permittee. 7|l-8 NOTICE OK CHANTING OF LIQUOR 1'KRMIT Notice is hereby given that the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas has issued a permit, No. 164 to Poster's Liquor Stoic to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as ill W. Walnut Street, Blythc- ville. This permit Issued on the 30th day of June, 1944 and expires on the 30th day of June, 1945. Welch Poster Permittee. 1\l & 8 of July, 1044 and expires on Uie -in day of June, 1045. Meyers Distributing Co Permittee. ,7|1 & a NEW THEATRE* Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday it 1 NOTICE OF GRANTING OF LIQUOR 1'BHMIT Notice is hereby given Ihat the Commissioner of Revenues of the Stale of Arkansas has issued a permit, No. 163 to Hassell's Whisky Store to sell ami dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at NOTICK (>]•' CHANTING OF LIQUOR 1'KKMIT Notice Is hereby given that the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas has issued a permit, No. 1C5 to Welch Foster's Broadway Liquor Store to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as 106 N. Broadway, Blylhevlllc. This permit issued on Ihc 30th day of June, 1944 and expires on the 30th day of June, 1315. Welch Foster Permittee. 7|1 & 8 NOTICE OF CHANTING OF UQUOU I'KHMIT Notice is hereby given that the Commissioner of Revenues of the Slate of Arkansas has issued a permit, No. B-22, to Meyers Distributing Co. to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for bevereage at retail on the premises described as 223 West Ash, iilythcville. Ark. This permit issued on Ihe 1st day NOTICE OF CHANTING LIQUOR I'KKiHlT Notice Is hereby given that the ommlssloiicr of Revenues of the :atc of Arkansas has Issued n peril, No. 1G9, to Philip Applelmum - sell and dispense vinous or splr- | nous liquors for beverage at retail i Ihc premises described as 112 N. econd St., Blytlicville. This permit issued on the 1st day f July, 1944 and expires on the 30 ay of June, 1845! Philip Applebaum Permittee. NOTICE OF GRANTING OF LIQUOR PERMIT Notice is hereby given thai the /onimissioner of Revenues of the late of Arkansas has Issued a pcr- ilt, No. 157, to Armoiel Drug Co. E. C. Williams) lo sell ami clis- ense vinous or spirituous liquors or beverage at retail on the prcin- scs described as 2 Main St., Armo- el, Ark. This permit issued on the 1st day f July/ 1944 and expires on the Oth day of June, 1945. Armorel Drug Co. J. H. Grain Trustee & E. C. Williams). Permittee. 1|1 & 7J8 Now Available In Book Form— HOME, FROM DIEPPE A complete accoui Miinila, Ark., war he cotilhicnl uf Europe i SccltLsli in a Nazi prison an t of the experiences of Scrgt. EvereU Ogfcsby, o, one of the first Americans to fight on the i Ihis war. Serving with the gallant old Essex e was wounded at Dieppe, spent 14 months 1 finally was rciialrialcrt. Permanently disabled from his wounds, lie has returned to Arkansas after being honorably discliarffeil from Ihe Canadian Army. Every American will want lo read this absorbing story of courage and patriotism. While fhey last—a limited number of special autographed copies, mailed anywhere postpaid. Only $1. SEND ORDERS TO " SERGEANT OGLESBY % Courier News, Blythevllle, Ark. Delicious Food's— Reasonably Priced! MARTIN'S CAFE Specializing In Delicious Steak Dinners Special Plate Lunches Real Southern Barbecue Sandwiches—Cold Drinks BEER ON TAP AND IN BOTTLES 111 W. Main JOHN FOSTER, Manager Phone 565 War Production Board calls for big drive to save WASTE PAPER TWi ft wftof Ctefrmon Donofd M. Neftoa toyi about lh« pcpv ihortagu 25 WAR PLANTS CLOSED! A§ wa go to press, about 25 mills making war product* out of paper have had to close down. Are ws going to let them stay closed? Or shall we open them again with a community drive to save waste- paper ... and keep right on saving it? You know the answer! We MUST swing thoss 25 doon wide with th« biggeit »va- lanche of old b'oxea, corrugated paper, car- tonu, bags, newspapers and magazines, that this city has aver Men I Wa MUST organiz* our frienrh.,. our children... everybody who hai a loved one in the Armed Forces . , , «veryon» who wants this war to «nd «oon ... in victory! Get going right away on that paper traill SAVE A BUNDLE A WEEK SOME BOY'S LIFE Fold them fl« (tho wir thi piper bor Kill them) tod til th em Jn bundle* tbnil 12 Incfmhljh. Mliaxlntl and Book* 1 Tie them In bundltl •bout 18 Inchtt high. CorruMtad and Cir*. boird BOM t and drtanu flatten them out tad tif tocbahjgi, W..t.b..k.t p.p., (Wrapptri, Inv«l«p»«, Ktejl Iltnu tod p»dc doira Jn i box or baud!*, M thM k wa b* atrM. 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