The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 25, 1944
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EIGHT Heavies To Seek Chance At Baski .. Murray and Thompson ; Baffle Friday Night In Bout Af Garden . NEW YORK, July 25. (UP)— "Tyifo.weU known'licaVywcJglits who ai'« "practically unknown to New Vorkcrs mil disport their mires in Madison Square Garden on Friday ulglit. Thcy'are Lee Q. Murray ami Turkey Thompson, both o( whom have §UIU lip good reputations, but hix've npt participated in feature Garden tib'uts previously. '; Murray lives in Die Bronx and is known gs the most "introduced" fighter at Mmiison Square Garden -will. be fighting Thompson for the sccpnd.: time under '• the Garden lights. Several years ago lie was in a preliminary with another Thompson and stopped him In I lie second round. Since that time Murray has been fighting mainly In Baltimore mid Cleveland and lins become quite a Drawing card among tiie heavy- yeights. ' His flghte with Jimmy Bivlns in Cleveland were high amanj,' (lie besi drawing bouts In the past few months. And he set a new IBaltl- rfjbre gate record In his last fight yjth Curtis Shcppard. .'Thompson is well known on the west coast and is expected to make a good showing in the east, •Both fighters will be shooting with all; the nrcworks they can muster on,Frldny night because It's likely the-winner will get a shot nt Joe Baksi, number one civilian hcavy- USKS JAP STATIONERY One of my most consistent and regular correspondents among the boys in Ihu service Is Staff Sergeant Bill Crowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Croive of Huffman; Stationed somewhere In New Gull- nca, the former Robinson Drug star shortstop and Infield cog, in the great championship teams 'almost n decade sgo writes regularly, despite the fnct that 1 very often fnfl to get off n reply as promptly as I shpuld. (So don't scold, puh-lcezc). Tlic letters, (hough not lengthy, invariably carry a lot In between the lines. So far, I have been able to get nil Die Inferences nnd direct statements. But I am not too sure —though I have a good Idea—about, whom he refers to In Ills last document, dated June 28. and written on n piece of Japanese writing paper. There is some <i>iesllon In my mind whether he is hinting at Joe N. Whitlcy or Joseph (Pelcrplpor) Applcbnum. "Yesterday (my day off)," he begins." I attended a' G. I. Softball game as a spectator. The game itself wasn't so hot, but one of the players certainly brought, back memories. He was n slender, thin haired catcher whose mouth was never closed. He was full•of'pjjp and vinegar and was certainly good for team morale. Ills throwing (?) arm was lamentable, an "Annln Over" loss that never got over..He couMitt hit the s!?.e of his hat—and he had a small head. Someone' dumped a bunt and,' as he creaked after It, you could hear his knee joints 30 feet away. He struck out twice with the bases filled, and'op- posing base runners stole everything; but his very ragged and 'dirty pnnts. But ho sllll yelled encouragement all over the field ln-'f> voice life fl rusty tin horn and ;-. — — *,.*, », tiilllv ^ nnnjwi.-ifcitv never stopped trying. Yes sir,-he conUjndeis, . I brought back memories." : .'•-Thompson nlso strwrts on top of| Now, leinnic sec. You don't sup- tin 'Imposing recoid and will be try- pose he could have" been referring Ing far n knockout, something which to inc-hy any chance? weight. .Murray has been trying to get Baksl into the ring for several months, -but for some reason the fight hnsn't come about as yet. However, .if Murray ' can beat Turkey Thompson decisively, vll would be impossible for Baksl to sidestep the match any longer. tee Q. Mm ray has won 25 of his 39 professional bouts by the knockout route and has a terrific right hand.. He has established himself as one of the definite heavyweight BLYTHEVILLE (AKK.)*K>URIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1044 no one,lins ever been nble to accomplish against Lee Q. Murray. ; Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Nashville ........... J7 3 Allanta ---- .... . ..... ]4 5 Memphis ............ 13 0 Little Rock ........ S 11 Mobile .............. 8 12 Birmingham .; ...... 1 13 Chattanooga ..£ ..... 7 Ncy Oilcans ........ C 14 15 AMERICAN LEAGUE Pel. .350 .736 .CIS .450 .400 .350 - .331 .280 W. St. Louis 52 Npw York 47 Boston 47 Cleveland .....". 47 Detroit 46 Chicago 41 - tyashlngton 42 Philadelphia ...... 39 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. gl. Louis 61 24 Pittsburgh 48 37 ^Cincinnati 4S 38 NjW York 42 4G ^Philadelphia 37 47 phicago 35 47 BOS.UDII 3G 51 Brooklyn 36 51 "" x—Night game. Pet. .S54 .534 .516 .511 .500 .VK .W .433 Pet. .718 .554 .558 '.477 .440 .427 .414 .414 of UGkET VUND s. . . . "I took the Navy beciiiise admired the way the ships were ept so clean nnd tidy, but I ncv- r knew, until now who keeps them o clean", he confessed, . . Saw lie name "ArnBon" in the batteries I Minneapolis, Minn., in the American Association, ix few days go. Wonder if It Is the same as Vngel (The Battler) Aragon who aught for the Blythevlllc Giants n 1938? Could bol . . . nemcm- >er 7,cw Jenkins, the Sweclwater Swatter and former lightweight liamplon whom Jackie Byrd dc- cated a couple of years ago? , . . Ic is In the coast guard and i>ar- Icipaled in the Invasion of Prance, '. . Pfc. Norman (Monk) Mosley vrltc.s from Bougainville that he weighs 183 pounds, despite the fact hat li c has been getting In some oftbal). "I am just n little fat In ertain places", he Jokingly admlt- ed. West Coast aircraft plants pro- uce, in terms of alrfrnmc weight, vcr 51,000,000 pounds a month. Cape Girardeau Wins Over BAAF ' Missourions Score 6-5 Victory Sunday; Second Over Locals "1 'flic Capers, a strong independent team of Cape Glrardeau, Mo., defeated Ihe BAAP Baseball Team 0-5 In n game played there Sunday afternoon. ' ' ' It was (he second victory the Capers have attained over the locals this season, both contests being won by the same score. ' Results of the game showed the Capers with fi runs, 1 hits, and no errors. The BAAF nine, made 5 rims, got 12 hits and conunlltccl 3 errors. Pvt. Charles Edgar, left hnnder formerly. with Newport, started for the Blylhevillc team, but was relieved In the fifth Inning by Staff Serin. Francis Huth, righthander. Hull) was taken out for a pinch hitler In the eighth inning and A-c Don McOmbcr, right htmder, finished the game. : Edgar received credit for the less The leading hitler for the local team was Staff Sergl, Lawrence Travis, third baseman, who lilt ti triple, a double and a single In his four trips lo the plate. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: ' Memphis 8, Birmingham 1. Little Rock 5-10, New Orleans 2-3. ;•':" - •••••• Atlanta 5, Chattanooga 3, Nashville 15, Mobile 8. AMERICAN I.KAC.UF, Cleveland 10, Washington i. St. Louis 0, Boston 5. Night games: New York 11, Chicago 5. Detroit 1, Philadelphia 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 7, Boston 1. Nlglit games:''"! Bropklyn; 12," Pittsburgh 7. New York 5, Chicago 3. Cincinnati at, Philadelphia, postponed, '"• \. . :'••'•. .Today's Games SOUTHERN . UiAGIJE Memphis at,. Birmingham, two, night. , • .•! / : .Nashville at Mobile. Atlanta' 'qt "Chattanooga. New Orleans it) Liltle nock, two. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago at Brooklyn, Cincinnati at Boston. Pittsburgh at' New York. St. Louis at Philadelphia. AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Chicago. Boston at Detroit. New York at Cleveland. Philadelphia at St. Louis. Meroney Hurt When Tossed Across Ropes Referee Mike Meroney was nursing a swollen cheek this morning The wrestling program was that rough last night. Meroney was the victim of Wild Bill Canny who heaved the mat official over the ropes so. that he fell on tiie unyielding edge of the ring floor peeling a jwrllon of skin oft his face and raising a. sizable- knot The mishap came in the Individual bout between Canny and Buck Lawson which the latter won in nine minutes by default as result of Canny'; action. The other individual match went to Roy Allen who succeeded In pln- m n, "« with pile driver holds and body pi Buck Lawson was a powerhouse In the rough lag match in which he teamed with Belkas to win the second and third falls to defeat Allen and Canny. The first was won by Allen-Canny combination which disposed of Belkas in 10 minutes and Lawson with body slams and surf board in another. two minutes Belkas and his partner came back strong for the second, using tody slams and body pin to eliminate Allen In eight minutes. Then Belkas hurled Canny witli the stamp lammprlock in another four 'minutes. ' . •' : '•'••.'.'"'•• • Laiv«m used the double jack knife to dispose-of 'Canny In three minutes of Ihc final fall, Canny going for Ihc referee instead q'f Lawson. The latter then clamped the deadly crab ho!d on Allen after almost being downed by repeated blows on the Jaw and Allen was flattened in four minutes. Scholar I)Mpil* Handicap PRATT. Kan. <U.P.)~paul Watson, who has spent ,the past 14 years In a wheel chair, ranked highest In the» graduation class of the Pratt High School this year Watson also won 'the VFW essay contest here several years and was winner In n stale contest on essay writing. He has been puhed to and from school by 17 boy chums. The largest single collection 'of wasle paper ever turned In at the Kansas City schools was made by Ihc Greenwood school when 900 students collected 54,700 pounds. CHICKASAW West Main Near 21»t Bt 8»t itatta 12:45,' Sun. starts li«5 Night ihows 5:45 X Except Monday, opens 6:15 Continuous shows Sat. and Son. We have plenty of WHISKEY At all times! CEILING PRICES ALWAYS HASSELL'S WHISKEY 315 W. Main STORE Phone 2531 Oh, yes, lie enclosed a copy^ot "Gulnen Gold," rtalcd Juno aa/'Iho printed inliuiilurc newspaper , certainly is packed wllh the news;The' scrcmniiiff headlines hull: 1 . "CHER-' BURG FAILS!" • .-.'•• GETS OVKKDUE PROMOTION'' My pal, Pvt. Eugene Anton writes ; from Lowrv Field, July 12, that, he \ lins finished Armaineiil School and t awaits orders. He hoped to gel G. j P. C. on the B-29's slfttloncd] there, bul Ihe course was closed lo' nrmnmcni students just before' he finished. He revealed thai Howard Frisby, a mutual very close buddy, had been promoted to lirst, lleii- lentuit. Tiie promotion crurie after a rcsl period mid trip to Cairo. lie tad been on 45 missions. At present h c flies a bomber from Corsica. . A card j»sl cnmo from Eu. He is enroutc to Lns Vegas, N. M. . . . A-S Billy Browne had a shock awaiting him upon his return to the University of the south, Sc\vance, Tenn., where lie is-enrolled under Ihc Navy V-1'2 program, afler a furlough with hi:; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Browne. Twenty five of Ihe boys had been shipped lo bool camp: while he was gone. Among them was Gregory Alkins, former Chick basketball stnr. Gregory Is now at, the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. . . . A-S P. T. Hancy, ex- Chick crack linesman, says lie fasl is finding oul n few misconceptions °f the Navy at Cnmp Wallace, Tex- Leathernecks Toss Leather 'js*'\" " ^ 4 V— *\ DOUBLE HEADER v an'd vs. Armorel P . D , 4 -KCLUBS F q-r Park, TllknAY, 8 p.m. "We're T ODAY, livestock is doing a bigger jbb'in Arkansas than ever before in the history of the State. It represents wealth that stands at an allrtime high— §127,000,000 as of January 1st, 1943, being the total farm value of cattle, horses and mules, hogs, sheep, and poultry. This is an increase of almost 100% in the last 7 years! .' : ' .How did this remarkable growth happen?-By establishing experiment stations, importing'better blood lines in all stock, and cultivating moire grass lands and larger, better feed crops. ' As a result, livestock ranks today as ope of the-important "industries" of the State. Present incomes from this source of wealth are putting more money in circulation in Arkansas. And—livestpjck promises You- in Arkansas even more jobs, inore'profit and greater wealth in the peacetime period to come. A Greater South Is In the Making Typical of many progressive Southern industries, Lion Oil Refining Company, through constant research and experimentation, has succeeded in developing and is now producing from Southern crude oil, several components of 100 octane gasoline ... vastly improved lubricants..; Butadiene, the basis of Buna-S synthetic rubber... ingredients for explosives... and other vital materials required for war. From these activities have come increased employment and expanded payrolls! Prom them will also come post-Victory products destined to contribute materially to the greater industrial and economic advancement of the South! PRESIDENT Heodquorlerj of Lion Oil Refining Compony, El Dororfq; Arkansas—nervo cenfer of a far-flung organ.faofion— where plans affcding posftvor operatfonr. of field end refinery force*, transportation ehmenls and hundrttji of Service Slalions, ore now being completed. LION Olt RE F 1 N I N G COM PANY EL DORADO • ARKANSAS • i -.- ••••• . : l, .', J TUNE IN "SUNDAY DOWN SOUTHf, ro.Jio h th« Swiftera manner, t>;<w«M lo yw ,och Sunrfoy ol SM p.m.' ovtf lh» li»n Nilwork. $•• your lion D«ol«r fpr K«Kirolvb« Moldf Oil end eftir l!«i proJwIi—Scvrtt.-.-. Mod. for Sovlh.m Itait, Tuesday BUDDY NITE 2 Tickets For the Price of 1 "CHEROKEE STRIP" willi . *.> Ilichard ])iv & Florence Kice All Star Comedy Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON" wllh Olivia UcIIiiviJiiuii & Krrol Flyim and "MOONLIGHT IN HAWAII" THEATRE* Manila, Ark. Open Saturday & Sunday 1 p. m Evenings 7 p. m. Selected Shorts ;mii N cws Tuesday & Wednesday 'FALCON OUT WEST' with Tom Conway KKO NEWS . Lillle Lulu 'Comedy Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Tuesday PAL NITE 'Follow The Leader' wllh Die East Side Kids NEWS OF TIIE DAY Short New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nighlly 8:00 P. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air, X Cooling System * Tuesday 'BEAUTIFUL BUT BROKE" Vllll Joan Davis Serial & Short Wednesday & Thursday "LIFEBOAT" with William Bciullx Fox News & Shorl

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