The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 29, 1944
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JSLYTHEV.ILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATUHDAY, JULY 20, 194-1 <7<4e a lew days ai;o. pleasure. Meroney Offers Parade Of Stars In Tag Match Popular Brothers To Match Holds With Canny And King Kong In celebrnllon of two major events, his 49th birthday (\ncl the 30th anniversary of his entry into the fight game. Promoter Mike Meroney has arranged his biggest, and quite likely his best, wrestling program- for Monday night ut the American Legion nrciia. Since both dates come Just lour days apart, the local mal impics- tario has'selected four of his hrg- several (lays: est and most outstanding mntinen at his command for this special •card, a custom he has been following for many years. Brothers On Caril Heading this unusual show are the famed Welch brothers, Roy nml Joe, who form one unit of Ihe scheduled tag match against King Kong, 235-pound giant star, anil "Wild Bill" Canny, nee mat meanle nnd arch-rival of the Okhihomnns, As usual, they will toil over the 90-mlmite ro\ile, two best, fulls out of three determining the winners. For the 30-mhmtc time limit preliminaries the matchmaker has booked Joe against the bis King Kong, who will be making his Blytheville debut, while Roy nnd Gunny will renew their ring feud that is one of the most torrid in wrestling history. • Nearest To Dales -'flic show will not fall on the exact date ol either event, but comes close enough for celebration. It was July 30, 1895, that the popular Irishman first saw the light or day. On August 3, 1008, just lour days after his 13th birthday, Mike launched his figlil cnreer that was destined to become n world record for continuous active .service. It is logical that he would mime Ihe Welch boys for this special event, especially Ihe older of Ihe famous wrestling family, Hoy has been appearing under Promoter Meroney longer than any other wrestler, on the circuit rolls and heads the listen popularity along cauliflower row. r As a team, as well as individually, Joe and Roy have Ihe best record In Blylhevillc ring history. They have dropped only one tag mutch In the last year here, thai to the meanle pair, Canny nnd Red Roberts. Their , losses in individual matches can easily be counted on one hand. They are utmost unbeatable once Ihey climb into the local legion ring. Face Severesi Tesl Joe and Roy facc'oin; or Die severest tests or their long and successful ring careers when they face King Kong and Canny. They will give away approximutc'ly 50 pounds In weight, and battle two of the most experienced wrestlers in the business. Big, rough and unusually active . for his 230 pounds, King Kong has a national reputation for roughness; one lo do Ihe unexpected. He has been campaigning with the best in the business and boasts nn excellent record. He comes highly recommended nnd is expected to become one of the leading idols among local fanciom. Canny needs no introduction or extra recommendation to the local faithfuls. He long established himself as one of the most brutal men in the ring; an unscrupulous villain who knows no bounds of ill-conduct once iusWe the squared circle. He packs 'em lu whenever he shows. No Love Losl There is no love lost between the Welchs and Canny. Lust week's show alono should be convinclni proof of (he intensity of the hatrcc that exists between the grnpplcrs Tliey threw the book at each other throughout the rough, tough matcl equalled the roughest ever staged here. Evidently, they didn't ge DOPE BUCKET BY J P. TAKI.'S F1HST 'Hill' I A few weeks ago T. II. Caraway, n member of Die SenbeM, wrote from' the Southwest Pacific and requested a number of addresses of Blyllicvllle lioys who might be within rnnge. When I sent them I added a post.wrlpt with the SUB- gcslloii Ibat J>e send me some "dope" about himself for iwssible use in Tlic J3oi>e Bucket. The following letter came yesterday after me around In Texas for July 11, 1D44. Dear J. P.: I received your letter of June 15 It wns really n J. P., you asked me for some Informal ion to be ucecl In your column. night now it looks ns though I have let you down. Dill I will try . We left tlic States on Bee, 1C. For me it was the first to ever see a big ship, much less take a ride on one. But from the minute I started up (be gang plank with pack, rifle, scabag ami several other things, including that olc steel helmet (It is the only thing that has proved useful, so far; they make good wash basins) I could tell from Ihe way she was leaning that I wasn't going lo like this trip. MIDDLE Or NO WIIF.KK There wns boxing abonrd ship most every day, playing of record- Ings and a band that was being sent to some flag ship out here. We stopped nt New Hcrbcdles Guadalcanal, and then on the Rus- sclls. Landed there Jan. Q. That is oue day we shall never forget. It happened on Sunday evening around 0 o'clock. They put us In trucks and took us lo another part of the island. We were finally put off at n spot In the middle o the Equator. AMUSING UXl'KlllUN'OK About the funniest thing I have cn so far happened one.' after- icon. One of the fellows sent home 'or a lot of tliis dime store Jewelry. When lie received It Included were a lot of these brieht colored neck- aces made from macaroni. Well, hat afternoon about a half do/en mllvcs came through our camp trying trade. This fellow tried Appear Here Monday Night I have talked to lots of Marines .since I have been out nnd,' J. p., I'll stand up for those boys any day. They sur c hnvc w lml It takes, I am very sorry to hear of Hers- ehcll nr-sharse, nnd I hope it turns out to be a mistake. (Seabee Caraway refers to a report (hat Pvt. ncsharse was killed lu action in Italy, it developed that tile former Chick halfbacl; was Injured when his truck wat bombed and after several weeks rc- lurncd to his base.—Editor). 1 am always glad to receive your column. It Is Just like silting down to lalk lo someone who Is telline you about the boys. Just like the big bull sessions we all used to have at Doc. Owen's iRoWnsons). Drug Store of nowhere. And I do mean "NO WHERE". We had been used to n nice barracks, chow hull and showers nil set up waiting for us. But it wasn't there this lime. Everyone worked pretty hard setting up a camp and other things. There wasn't much time for sports then. While on the Russels we had n few bombings but these Japs just nrcly did hit the island. We were here for a few months, then on ip here. Have been on tnls Island now lor luitc a while. The fellows have rgnnizcd a couple of softbull earns. So tar, one of them has heat everything on the Mr.r.d. I lino ilayed a couple of basketball >ut soon found out that It is much oo hot for that. We arc very close ratling his necklaces but the mi- .Ivcs don't go for ibis stuff. So .lie boy just gave one lo the mi- tive. The native started out of the camp swinging a In his hand. A few or Ihe men and n couple of officers saw It. One of them wns trying his best to trade- the native n brand new towel for It. They nil Jioughl the unlives mnilc it. Any- wny, Ihe boy got (lie necklace. And the officers made the unlive promise to bring them one. That kid sure got n razzing. You sec. J. P., these natives aren't so dumb. You should sec Hie highway on this Island, built by the Scnbecs. We call H Lincoln Highway. That No. 1 girl you spoke of sends me your column regularly. Had a long letter from Norman (Monk) Moslcy yesterday. Says be Isn't working too hard ami is feeling line. The way lie talked he hns been doing a lilllc boxing. 1 hear from him imce every two weeks. He Isn't so "very" far from me. MAierM-.'s TIII; "FCSTKST" J. P., the Miu-lucs were the first ones on this island, followed Ihrcc Inys Inter by Ihe C.U.'s. And six vccks lalcr here comes Ihe Army. There was a newsreel cameraman •standing on shore taking pictures ol the Army charging with fixed >ayoncls, like they were Inking the iSlancl. Behind the camera stood .he Marines, our outfit nnd several oilier Scabec mills looking on nnd laughing to beat Hell. By the way, tell Jlmmie Parks I too, am having (rouble with Yankees, trying to teach them the iJIffa-emjc between Arkansas and Ar-KAN-sns. Then they turn around imd want lo know if everyone In Ark. has one short leg from walking on the side of a hill (iKTS ANOTHER STKII'B ., n ?i rel -'? lml " lv °">er stripe June lUso had my ruling changed from Storekeeper Mate 2-c. Tt seems as though a "storekeeper" Isn't a very desirable fellow In any part of Uncle Sam's Navy. Admiral Halsey made a stop over here, made a little speech and then went on hk way. Lindbergh was also here for a few days, as well as Ihe great Marine ace, Major Joe Poss. 'fell R. A. my mother writes me that my little bud Is getting to be (Iiille n golf champ. He Is a caddie at the course In Wichita. Maybe he will be another Herbert Graham, huh? (Nicknamed "Cotton", Herbert was king of the local caddies at the Blythevlllc Country Club; Is now a member of the Scabccs somewhere in the Pacific.) Well, J. P., you ask for Information and I have given four pages of wilting. I leave It up lo you to get something out of It. Want to thank you very much for the addresses. Hope to hear from you again soon. As ever, T. H. Scabce Caraway, nephew of Posl- misti-css Eva C. Teague at Mnnlln, was employed Carpenters before his cnlislmcnl. Ark-Mo Power Bill Voiseele Blanks Pirates Browns Cling To Lead As Yankees Trim Clevelanders By Hulled I'ress Hard working Dill Votscele— (lie riglit-hniiilutl iinelior o( the New York Glauls' pUclilnff stalMIs over the .500 mark again. He's now won 13 and lost 12. The rookie has been working In hard Juek alt season. He's lost several games that his teammalos kicked aivny belilncl him. n u l now lie's on tlic beam. Last night 13111 Mnnked tlio Pittsburgh Pirates at New York, turning in a four-hitter as the Giants won * to 0. Frunklc Frlsch sent in three nltchcrs—hut they nil might as well have stayed at the hotel. Volselle was hot and lie brought his strikeout total for the season to 101 as he rates back to the bench on strikes There was only one other game In (tie National League yesterday The Chicago Cubs beat the Brooklyn Dodgers as usual. This time the score was 4 to 1 as Bob Chinman outnjtcliccl Curt Davis. In the American League the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees unllmbered their heavy artillery In beating the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox put together 15 lilts to trounce the Tigers 15 to 5 at Detroit, and (lie Yanks added 14 safeties to their records as they drubbed the Indians 13 to 7 at Cleveland At Chicago the White Sox put in some good words for the west with an 8 to 2 victory over the Washington Senators. And at St, Louis the league leading Drowns came up with a four run rally In the seventh to defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 8 to 5. Smyrna Air Field Team Here For Two Contests The Smyrna, Tenn., Army Air Field nine arrived here last night for a game today and one lomor- :luoi!ijh and will get another chance lo put Hie finishing touches, especially when they meet in the preliminary. The combined weight of Canny and King Kong is -150 pounds, as compared (o slightly more than 400 for the Welch boys. This Is n lot of beef to overcome, and will necessitate jim-tea teamwork, phis all the skill, courage ui\rt Intestinal fortitude, for the Welches lo win over these two bruisers. Speed vs. rower Joe and Roy will pit their speed daring and agility against the superior physical odds. They work best against the larger fellows because of their alertness and excellent team play. They have worked out Ibis tag business to minute details, employ signals nnd plays to buns results. They likely will IK forced to call on all their ring tricks, and science before they can expect to return the victors. Fans can look for the kangaroo kicks of Joe, nnd Roy's famed and deadly body slam to be called into play, iwssibly many limes before it is all over. King Kong and Joe will pry off the lid at 8:30. THEATRE Manila, Ark. WKKK-DAV NIGHTS Uo.v Office Olicns 8—Show Starts :il 8; 15. SATURDAYS * SUNDAYS Box OflicT Ojicns 1 Slioiv Slurls 1:15 Saturday "AVENGING RIDER" with Tim Unit ml Chillier: "The Tliree Mlis- Keicets" I'ojicje Cumcily. Do You Want To Sell Your Property or Business? — If So LIST IT WITH US FOR SALE! "" """ "" '"«'"» »' "» TOM LITTLE REALTY CO Phone 861 ,,, „ Eddie B. David, Salesman We Have Buyers Walling; For Invcslmcrtls. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, July 37, 8:30 p. m. lowc.1 Admission of »ny Wrutllnr Artn. in America. "ka^«^^ T - Reserved Seats On Sale at the Legion Arena Monday from « p. m. on. ATCH The Welch Bros. vs. King Kong & Canny 2 30-mln. Preliminaries JOE WELCH KING'KONG ROY WELCH BILL CANNY TAG Saturday OWL SHOW "THREE OF A KIND" wllh (illy Gilbert, Slicmp Howiml inul Mn.xic Kosciibloom Comedy Sunday and Monday "SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS" In Technicolor KKO News & Sports Keel CHICK ASAW West Main Near Zlsl St. Sat starts 1Z:45; Sun. slarls 1:4> Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat and Sun. Last Time Today Double Feature "LITTLE JOE THE "WRANGLER" wllh Johnny Mack Brown & Tex Killer •"NIGHT MONSTER" with Bcla I.ugosl SERIAL: "Ailvenlurcs of the Flying Cadets." Comedy. Sunday & Monday 'COMMANDOS STRIKE AT DAWN" With Paul Muni & Anna Short: "This Is America," Universal News ernor s Offi ce Is The GOD FOR SALE? Uctunis from Tuesday's election show Unit I will be in the run-off primiiry oil Tuesday, August 8. J wish :it this time lo express my sincere appreciation to my friends and supporters for their vote in the first primary, and to state that it is my firm belief that the people of Arkansas will refuse to permit the governor's office to be.sold. 1 tried lo conduct a clean and dignified campaign, basing my bid for election solely on my merits and qualifications. My run-off opponent, Mr. Laney, chose to resort to personal attacks on me and to spend his inherited wealth lavishly in his campaign. The latest tabulation of election returns show that as compared with Hie 65,000 votes he received, 103,000 voters expressed their disapproval of his type of tactics. I am confident this disapproval will be further expressed by an overwhelming vote for me on August 8. The ladies adopted by my run-off opponent arc (he same as those which resulted in bis defeat for his second full term as mayor of his home town. I had hoped that I would not have lo refer to that chapter of Mr. Lancy's career, which he has seen fit not to mention himself. However, in the light of developments, I believe the people are entitlded to know what the citizens of his home town thought of such actions. In that election, Mr. Laney lost all but one of the boxes in Camden, including his own home ward? Who knows a man belter than his own neighbors ? ; His neighbors also know Mr. Laney's record as a business man. He has held himself out to the people of Arkansas as a successful business man, while seeking to belittle me as a politician. It so happens that Mr. Laney became a business man overnight, rather than through his own efforts, as he would have you believe. Fortunately his father owned 280 acres of land on which oil was discovered. I don't hold that against him. But, on the other hand, neither does inheritance of 86 producing oil wells make him a successful business I never met Mr. Laney until he was appointed to the State Penal Board by Governor Homer Atkins. Mr. Laney supported Mr. Alkins in 1940, and as a result was rewarded with a position on the Penal Board, which he held until he resigned lo run for governor. Now, I ask you, in view of those circumstances, who could be more closely linked to the present state administration than Mr. Laney? Friends, I say to you again that I don't believe the governor's office is for sale, despite the huge sums of money spent by my opponent in the closing days before the Tuesday election. Recall for yourself the thousands of large ads he inserted in newspapers in Little Rock and throughout the state. And I am surc that you will show your disapproval by your i'otc for me on August 8th. J. BRYAN SIMS Candidate for Governor of Arkansas. —Political Advertisement Today's game was scheduled to begin at 3:30 o'clock, white tomorrow's contest will start at about 3 Starting pitchers had not announced at press time today. ? Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Little Rock 2, Memphis 0. New Orleans 3, Birmingham 2. Atlanta 4, Mobile 2. ; Nashville 8, Chattanooga G. • AMERICAN LHAGUE Boston 15, Detroit 5. • New York 13, Cleveland 1. Chicago B, Washington 2. St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 5. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago •!, Brooklyn I. New York 4, Pittsburgh 0. (Only games scheduled). Music Truck Lost KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP) — A alcsman who Tost a iruck filled with sheet music valued at $115 icre recently hopes thai one of Uie song titles knows wliat it's talking. iDout. The piece was "I'll Be See-i "g You." ' _ New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly S-.OO P. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System Saturday 'SONG OF THE SADDLE' witli Hick Fiii-aii SKHIAI, & SHOKT Saturday OWL SHOW 'MAD GHOUL' with Evelyn Ankers Selected Short Sunday and Monday "SEE HERE PRIVATE HARGROVE" wilh Donna Heed Fox News & Short .THEATRE LUXORA •PRIDZ OF THE COMMUNITY" Open 7:30 Show Start. 7:45 Last Time Today Arizona Terror I with Don "Red" Barry SERIAL: "Desert Hawk." Short Saturday Midnight Show 'Whispering Footsteps'** with John Ilublwnl & Kila Quiglcy t Scleclccl Short Sunday and Monday Stu.I Ploy by Ktlft Wirtr, "sl.ill! Bol.rood Pon'rio Co^on » Boied Upon It.e Have] by Predated by Vklor Sovai« P.iramomit »Vc«-s Short

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