Lou Nova Blames Faulty Footwork Learns Tap Dancing " To Improve Boxing , In'Comeback Effort ' NEW YORK, July 22. (UP)— Larruping Lou Nova has changed in ILYTHEViLLE (ARK), .COURIER NEWS lie past few months. Alter ^masi two years in me Lou is in the midst of a comeback service, Seret. Elmer R. Smith has In the squared circle and he snys he l0 ^ '""e »'. ms_2cnl and cjilhiisl- h&s overcome the secret o[ his fall ure against Joe Louis in 1941 £ asm for sports. On the contrary, it apparently Ims served .lo \vh<;t hLs ure nguinM out: ijfjuis in lyii. * ' J . — — — That IVBS when Louis belted Nova "»>* »« tof . ll lf various physical out in Ihe sixth round of n title bout. j^'vlUcs, as Indicated by his recent . Lou says thai In using his famous cosmic punch lie /rwiueiHly stepped on his own feet and had trouble gelling untangled. : •Now he's Inking Inn daiiclnc lessons nnd says Hint his left foot will know what his right foot is doing all the time. Lou adds: "Aside from llic lap- dancing routine, I am strictly n farmer. I luive a six-acre ranch in the San Fernando Valley of Cidilor- nla where I rnlse the finest turkeys in. Americn. I make n couple of grand a year selling turks." Nora knows quite a Wl, atxwl farming and studied agriculture wllli the Cnllfomla Aggies nl Davis, Calif., before becoming a professional boxer. .He says that he only returned to the ring to make enough money lo buy a bigger and better turkey farm. Nova has won 1C out of n fights during the course of his comeback campaign and was only slopued by Russian Lee. Oma in Detroit. ..Both Lou nnd his mannger, Prank Paccassl, Insist that he was robbed in Detroit. And Nova is screaming for another shot at Hie handsome Russian. Series' May Be Played On Thin St. Louis Turf "ST. LOUIS,.July 22 (UP)—When World Series time* roll* around this year at least part of the series undoubtedly will be played at Sportsmans Pnrk In SI. Louis. ..The Cardinals are almost certain to win the National League 'flag. And if (he Brownies come through to lake their first American League pennant, all of the series will be held In the mound city. . And once again baseball's greatest, .prize will be contested on one of the worst diamonds in the mp.ior leagues. Thcjnfleld at Sportstnnns Park Is worn so thin that a blade of grass stands out like a traffic light. ..The reason for the poor condition of the St. Louis diamond Is that th c field gets no rest. Both at Sportsmans Park, nnd bclweci them- the field Is ' every day. . The hnrd-baked earth makes foi a smugly-looking diamond, no., _ quite the way a major league field ~ should look, mid especially for r — World Series. The SI. Louis fan are accustomed to the bcaten-dowi lield. But visiting fjuis always com away amazed nt the inolh-cale: playing surface. .Baseball Standings ....... SOUTHERN LEAGUE Nashville . H 3 Atlanta .11 5 Memphis 9 7 Mobile ;'.. 9 ' 8 Chattanooga 1 9 Birmingham D 11 Little Rock 5 11 New Orleans 6 tl AMERICAN LEAGUE St. Louis • 50 39 New York 45 38 Boston 45 42 Detroit 44 44 Cleveland .' ; 44 44 Washington 41 45 Chicago 38 43 Philadelphia 37 4D NATIONAL LEAGUE St.' Louis . 58 23 Cincinnati 46 37 Pittsburgh 43 38 New Yor 40 44 Philadelphia 30 45 Chicago . .33 45 Brooklyn 35 43 Boston 35 43 DOPE BUCKET 81 J, T. FBUND After two years in the letter. Son of Mrs. Myrtle Smith, the former Courier News sports writer, affeclloiiately nicknamed "Chlgger" by his classmates, obviously because ol his abundance of small freckles, had much to say about the sports activities st his ciunp' while home on furlough not many months ago. As In the case of most Anny iwsUs, there Is a sport for every fan, with, boxing and baseball leading tile way. The boys like to see the padded mitten artists in action nn.d flock (o sec (he ring programs Hint are arranged as often as possible. Elmer named several sports figures Hint made Uie headlines, many of them scions of onc-tlme famous fathers stationed at his camp. Most notnble was Knute Hockne, Jr., son of Ihe beloved former .Notre name football conch who was killed more than a decade ago In an air-- .-- . There aren't any name ball players on the club but a few of Die boys have had pro tryouts nnd, arc very promising prospects. MISSOIJKIANfi IN CAM!' There's a boy here from around Current River, Mo. ivlio knows Hly- Ihevllle well. Also, there Is u Ca- nilhersville man here, but no lily- Ihcvllle rcpresciilntlve.'j olhcr ihnn inc. I would appreciate It, J. p., if you would send me several addresses. T would like to get George Trusty's and James Coubs', especially. I have been Hying to get In touch with those tsvo since 1 have e been in the Anny. I think j-oiir column Is n " "cood Idea", J. p. I had a letter from Marine Corporal Harold Wood, who Is somewhere over there, compll- inenling your tireless efforts to keep the Blytheville hoys In contact with each other. I know we feel about the same way. A person's friends will always make IiilerestlnB reading, but It shouldn't be long now before we will save you a lot- of work by putting In personal appearances. (Nothing would .suit me better, fella!) How would nn all-St. Louis world FrnkaToHohT Coaching School High School Coaches And Their Pupils To Be Given Instruction TULSA, Okla., July 22 <W> High school football nnd basketball coaches in and around Oklahoma arc getting a chance to learn more of the finer points of their games. Conch Henry Frnkn of the University of Tnlsii lias orgiiiil/.cd a coaching school for high school roaches and tliel;- pupils. The roaches must pay a $5 registration fee nnd their players can ride 'in free. for that five bucks they'll get Instruction In every angle of the grid gnme and some fine tips about teaching basketball. The lineup of instructors carries names like Homer Norton of Texas A nnd M- Kay Morrison of Temple, and plane accident. 'Hie young Rockne'scries sound to you? (Just shares much of his father's cntlni- " "•-' '•- •••-•- - stasni for the gridiron game but only from a spectator's viewpoint. He does not play, nnd never did. , STATIONED IN CANADA letter Scrgt. Smith's Interesting follows: Seattle, Washington Dear J. p.: I have beeji rending your "Dope Bucket" and enjoy it very much. I have found several of the fellows' addresses and am about to initiate a letter-writing campaign. 1 wrote to Sonny Lloyd the other day and would like very much to gel Monk Mosley's address. Probably it already hns been printed In your column but I tailed to see it, If it was. li has been ,1 Jong lime since I have seen anyone from Blytlicv'lilc or nearby. However, Capt. L. D. Maguuls, special service officer here. Is a former St. Louis Brown scout and has been through v Bly- thcvllle, iParagould, Newport, nnd other neighboring Arkansas towns while scouting tlie Brownie farm teams. H e saw mo rending the Courier one night when he and I were on duty together and we had quite a conflnb jibout Arkansas, baseball and llic St. Louis Browns. „... .... Our baseball lenm here Is cnlled the Cards and the Browns play the "Browns", since they wear 'Brownie" uniforms that we're sent In use almost by th r St. Louis club of Ihe American League and, II you w|ll pardon me saying so, they are pretty . that happens, I think I will apply for an emergency furlough to see it. I want to express my appreciation for your "Dope Bucket". Write me if you have time, but 1 expect you're plonly busy. Sincerely, Elmer (Chluecr) Smith. P. S. T would also like to yet W: O. Mllchell nest's address. P. S. No. a—By the way, there is a Lieut. Maurice Mamllcwcn here who plnyccl footbull ivitli "Toar" Wise and chummed around with "ifcrky" Moslcy and Gene ulack- wcll al 'Riunn. MV bimkiunlc Is from Tusculousn, Alabama. "CltiBger" Today's Games SOUTHERN LKAGU1-: Memphis n't Chattanooga, morning and afternoon. : Birmingham nt Nashville. New Orleans at Mobile. Only games scheduled. .087 .seal .5291 .438 .353 .313 .353 .5(52 .5-12 .517 .500 .500 An .409 .430 .716 .551 .476 .444 .423 .422 .422 Yesterday's Results SOUTHEItN LEAGUE Night gnmes: Memphis 3-1. Chattanooga 1-2. Atlant ao-4, Little Rock 3-0. Nashville 0, Birmingham 1. New Orleans 3, Mobile 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 8. St. Louis 2. Detroit 6, Washington 5. Chicago 5, Boston 3. Cleveland 4, Philadelphia l. . NATIONAL LEAGUC Cincinnati 3, Brooklyn 2. Chicago 4. Boston 2 Night games: St. Louis 5, New York C Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 3. THEATRE Manila, Ark. |icn Saturday & Sunday 1 p. m. Evenings 1 p. m, . Selected Shorts and News Hew Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 1>. M. , Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System Saturday "RIDERS OF THE TIMBERLINE" ivilh Ilopalong C'asshly FIRST UHAPTKK "The Three Musketeers" Comedy Saturday OWL SHOW "CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE" with Sinionc Simon & Kent Smith Selected Short Sunday and' Monday "THE NORTH STAR" with Anne navlcr A- Waller Huslon HKO News * Comedy WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, July 24, 8:30 p. m. L«w«t Admission of »nj WrulUnj Aren» In Amertw, ^^^WW^ T " 3 - T " Reserved Seatg On Sale st the Legion Arena Etery Monday from 6 p, m. on. TAG MATCH CANNY & ALLEN LAWSON'& BELKAS 2 30-m!n. Preliminaries . CHRIS BELKAS JtOY ALLEN 7lLL CANNY BUCKLAWSON BOOST An Old Blythevillc Boy James C. Hale For Prosecuting Attorney tjualfflcil and Experienced Saturday 'WEST OF TEXAS" A Tito Western SERIAL and SHOUT Saturday ' OWL SHOW "NEVER A DULL MOMENT" with The Rllz Brothers Selected Short Sunday & Monday "A GUY NAMED JOE" with Spencer Tracy- Fox NEWS A SHOUT CHICKASAW West Alain Near 21sl St Sat starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night Jtioirs 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sal. and San. basketball of the University of , Eugene Lumber! SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1944 Atlanta Takes Double Header From Travelers By Dulled Press The Atlanta Crackers captured both ends of a double header with the Little Rock Travelers last night to gain a half game on llic league leading Nashville Vo!s. The Crackers won the first game, 5 to 3. Lew Carpenter pitched a-4 to 0 shutout In the nightcap. .Nashville also won Its only game, defeating the nirmlnghain Barons, 6 to 1. Memphis asm Chnttatioogi^siillt a twin bill, with the Chicks winning Ihe first, 3 to 1, and the Lookouts capturing the second, 2 to 1. And New Oilcans came up with a 3 to 1. success over the Mobile Bears. polish up on the aerial-circus brand of football, Rny Morrison will do the Instructing, nay was one of the first coaches to adopt the wide open stylo when he was handling the Southern Methodist looms. Franka will tench tits own Tulsa Norton will teach the Ins'ami bra " d of fo °tbail In this five day out.-, of the double and triple wine school: football formations. Skip I'alranp ivIJI liniid emt the tips on the '"1" Cqnny Returns For Tag Match At Arena Here Wild BUI Canny, the Adonis of the m at world, will return to perform before Blythovllle wrestling fans here Monday night In another of Promoter Mike Meroney's ever-popular tag matches. Canny, one o! the roughest performers in the eamc, will be paired with Roy Allen for the big feature attraction on .the card nl the American Legion arena. They will meet n formidable lenm composed of Buck Lawso'n and Chris Belkas, Ihe latter wrestling instructor at the Blythcvllle Army Air Field. Both Lawsou and Belkas . arc extremely well versed 4n tho Ins and outs of thc-grappllm business and from all indications It will be a miiteli worth seeing There also will l )c two one-fall preliminaries, 30-mlnute time limit The firsl will feature Bellas against Allen and tlie other will pit Lawson against Canny. The fireworks will begin prompt' ly at 8:30 o'clock. formation, litfore Creighton University dropped football, skip used IJic "T" there. After Crelghton dropped the game, skip went to tho toys Town, Neb., high school wlier/. he used ihi- deceptive formation. Cape Girardeau Will Face 6AAF Blytheville Players Will Seek Revenge For Recent Defeat The BAAF baseball team will go to Cape Girardeau, Mo., Sunday for a game with Ihe Capers, a strong Independent team of (hat city. It will be the second meeting of the two teams, Ihe Capers having defeated the locals 5-5 in a recent game here. On Tuesday, the BAAP aggregation will continue their rivalry with the Fourth Perry Command • nine of Memphis, 1944 Mid South Service Camp Champions. This game Vlll be 1 played on the local diamond and will be Ihe sixth contest between the two teams, the Ten- ncsseaus having won three games from (he Blytheville players. On Saturday nnd Sunday, the locals again will don their uniforms. Tlie strong .squad from (lie Smyrna, Tcnu., Army Air Field will furnish tlie opposition In these two Barnes on the local diamond. Cf particular Importance to the Blytheville fans is tin announce, mem made from the Alhlclic Department yesterday that Lefty Mel Parnell, ace southpaw who has been out of action for several weeks because of nn ailing arm will probably take the mound In one of nest week's contests. Series Softball ^ Opens At Park f, Here Last Night A series of Softball games, sponsored by the North Mississippi County 4-H club, was Inaugurated at Walker Park last Jiigh't with a double header, when the Gosnell girls defeated the Promised Land girls, an ( | the Promised Land boys outscored the Gosnell boys. About IS teams will participate in the series.. Iu last night's game, the Oosnel) gills outplayed the Promised Land team with u score of 11 to 5. The victorious Promised Land boys lead the Gasnell Jwj-s with 15 runs to Th e next game will probably be held Tuesday night. The teams today. Ills experience Ihe younger boys will help him ,,„ „„. Iscs the other high school coaches For 'Die mentors who want to Last Time Today Double Feature "RED RIVER ROBIN HOOD" with Tim Holt and "STEEL AGAINST THE SKY" . with Moyd Nolan >t Alexis Smilh SERIAL: "Adventures ot Ihe Flying Cadets." Comedy Sunday and Monday "FLYING TIGERS" with John Wayne & Anna L«e Universal Nc\vs Comedy NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago al New York. St. Louis at Boston. I'lllfbiii;;h at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at Philadelphia AMKKICAN LEAGUE ' New York ill Chicago. Philndcljihin nt Detroit. Washington nt Cleveland Boslon at SI. Louis, night We liavo plenty of WHISKEY At all times! CEILING PRICES ALWAYS HASSELL'S IVIII S K E 315 W. Main STORE Phone Z53I Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Last Time Today 'Prairie Stranger' Wilil Charles Starrell KKGINMNG NEW SERIAL: "Desert Hawk" Saturday Midnight Show 'Mystery Broadcast' with Frank Albcrlson & Uulh Terry Sclccteil Shorls Sunday and Monday W SCRIM'S HOST POPUUR (OJMOY HAM W AH01HEB (UN-FIUID HID Paramount Xe«-s Short * * * SOMETHING CAN AND WILL BE DONE ABOUT IT! BEN LANEY As Your Next GOVERNOR -...Will Take the State Employes Out of Politics and the "Big Shot" Politicians Out of the State's Affairs! Again, the people of Arkansas have seen flic sorry spectacle of hundreds of YOUR State employes . . . leaving YOUR business to scurry over the State in YOUR state-owned tars, using YOUR time, burning up YOUR precious tax-purchased, \var-ralioned gas and fires in a frantic attempt lo force their puppet candidiitc for Governor on the disgusted tax-payers. Of course, some of them are just on "vacations"— • hut should the PEOPLE'S BUSINESS be nc R Iecled while the politicians scramble to save their sinking ship? Whose Arkansas is this anyway . . . whose jobs arc these the State employees feel so free lo leave in .spite of manpower shortage . .". whose money pays the salaries of these ambassadors of the "politically anointcri" ones? Well, your guess is as good as ours. We once thought the State Government belonged to the people . . ALL the popic, not just a self-selected few. We once thought that'taxes made.these jobs possible . . . your taxes,. our taxes. We even believed the people hud a right to select their own officials without fear or pressure. Hut maybe we're just a bit old fashioned. I'aper-hanRcr Hitler, the puppet candidate of some other selfish politicians, got away with this new idea for a time . . . and even here in Arkansas, we see a faint parallel..But don't let your eyes deceive you . . . for on .July 25lh a new day is dawning. A day when Arkansas people . . . ALL, Arkansas people again will own, control and operate their own Stale government. , • BEN LANEY IS THE MAN Who is pledged to return, the State Government to the people! BEN LANEY iS THE MAN who will sponsor the passage in (he nexf legislature - of a LITTLE HATCH ACT WHICH WILL prevent ANY employe on YOUR Stale payroll from aiding or abetting the election of ANY candidate ANY TIME, ANYWHERE while he is on the Slate payroll. HEN LANEY'S proposed "Little Hatch Act" will also prevent ANY State property from being used in any campaign . . . Stale owned cars, State owned typewriters, Slate owned desks and office equipment . . . State purchased postage> paper and envelopes. That's jusl plain common sense and good business practice . . . typical (if (he many money-saving changes ]}EiN LA^EY will provide as your next Governor. ^ The People Mean What They've Keen Saying — "If some fjood business man would only make the sacrifice, announce for Governor and help us get rid of the politicians, I'd take time out from my business ami help elect him" Make Ho Mistake About /t-Now More Than Ever You Know BEN LANEY is the MAN lor Governor! BEN LANEY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE -Political Advertisement ••*, * >'*"
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