The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1944 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 1, 1944
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EIGHT: Welch Brothers Lose To Canny And King Kong Big Meanies Take ' -Match In Straight "'Falls Last Night King [ Kong, 235-]Kmnd strong man, and his running mate. "Wild Bill" Canny, celebrated .'Promoter Mike Meibney's birthday and anniversary party last night by handing the famous Welch brothers, Roy and Joe, one' ol the worst defeats In their long and successful ring careers. The powerful meaiile team, boasting .a .combined . weight advantage of approximately 50 pounds, turned back thc brilliant 'Oklahoma pair in straight falls lo Capture the feature Ing match before a packed aiid jammed howling inob that came to sec the expected legalized assault .and battery and were "not disappointed. . •.It was the first time In more than two years that Roy and Joe suffered ' the humiliation of dropping a tag affair In straight falls. Early in 1942 they were downed by The Bat and Charley Keeuc at Birmingham,-Ala. Since then they 1 torctl thc Chtckasaws on thc grld- Ji'ave not been benttn wiiliout tak- "" ' * BLYTHEYILLB .{AM.) fiOUBgll fWffa DOPE BUCKET BY 1. P. RUND GETS HIG Tlfim.L The longer this global war goes the smaller It becomes. For In- striuce, Sergt. Tommy Hawkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. N. Hawkins, who was considered one of the better Ivumpct players during and alter his prep days here, was sealed In his barracks reading several nlghls ago. So engrossed was he in the slory he was not aware llmt an of- flcer—or anyone—was coming towards him. Iii fad, he didn't stir any too enthusiastically when the Intruder lapped him 'on the shoulder. Looking up over his shoulder he received the shock of his young life. He dropped Ihe magazine like it was n lump of molten Inra, gulped two or three limes, nnd quickly Jumped lo hts feet with n smart salute. No, 11 wasn't Col. "Flip" Corkin, although lie operates in Unit same (heater. H wasn't Supermini. He operates only In (he comics. Hut It was Lieut. ,Col. Charles T. Kramer, who taught for several years at the local high school, and til- Ing at least one fall, but have last very fen 1 'decisions in team play. • While It was supposed to be in .celebration of Promoter Meroney's ihemoriable events, the boys did not. show him the proper respect "due a host.. Instead, they billed and banged him around considerably and the finish found him just 'about as far gone physically as thc wrestlers themselves. Huge Crowd -On .Hand !l The crowd was n fitting tribute to Mike's popularity, to say nothing of the fine card. The fans Utilized, every available space In the. small arena, and jammed the Isles back to:the front door. From the way-they whooped It up throughput everyone hud a big time, with 'possible exception of the losers. Roy. and Joe can lay much of their defeat at the feet of huge King Kong. The powerful Syrian, "making his initial bow before local fandom, more than liven up to all; advance notices. Hailed as , a rough, tough mcanie, King Kong proved more. He was almost unbeatable, had the strength of n Samson, and' about as easy to hold is a'house because of his tremendous strength. As pood as he was, King Kong was not the whole show. Far from it, In fact, for Canny was at his peak—as he always is against the hated • Welches. He wns brutal, strong and un'.isuajly able to absorb punishment. He did not have to take much as he and his partner,' King Kong, were on the offensive most iOf i'ie time dishing out punishment in 'large, bitter doses to their foes who usually arc on the giving em), instead of the receiving. \\lctA ririt Fall ' The fight for thc first, fall proved to b e the undoing for Roy nnd Joe. They made the mistake of - trying to slug and rough It out with their larger adversaries and the plan dtdn't work out so well! On the contrary. It .backfired with a 'reverberation that shook their eye teeth and,the arena rafters. They were doing all rieht'nt least holding ; their own, until the first free-for-all broke loose. And, brother, what a sight that, was! Everything happened to everyone, including Referee Meroney \vljp worked himself into a -first class lather trying to untangle the mess nnd get the "playful" boys back on the right, track. .He,finally 'did, bill during-the melee one of Joe's legs was injured ns Km;'Kong'applied his 235 pounds. The handwriting on lJie : will was seen right then, hut the Welches made a game though losing fiaht to the finish. : Canny Tosses Boll! Canny received credit for both parts of the first fall. He and Kins Kong ganged up on Joe's injured leg and finally forced him to surrender after 15 minutes. A right hand sock to the chin, delivered by canny from outside the ring as Roy ivas held in the vise-like clutches of King Kong, started the older brother down hill. More slugging ron for two seasons with moderate success. , "We had quite a Jam session right there," Tommy excitedly wrote his mrcnls. "Then we went over to his quarters and we renlly got down to talking without so much formality." Sergt. Hawkins has been In India only « few months, niter serving some time In North Africa', Col. Kramer, who Is best remembered for his national Judging team in 1929, and the fine baseball teams he turned out at B. H. S,, has been aide to Gen. Stllwcll tor about n year. He has written several times to Mr. and Mrs. Ocorgc M. Lee. PAVERS COME IN , My thnnks to Mrs. Bess McCray (323 Stowcll, Sunnyvale, Calif.) for the. copy of the Snn Francisco (Calif.) Examiner, July 19 edition containing the vivid pictures and story of the explosion and damage suffered when two ammunition freighters blew up at Port Chicago So violent, was the concuslon thai pieces of twisted steel, presumublj from the ships, were found more tlinii two miles niroy from the blast Mrs. McCray Is mother of Ens, Bll Godwin, former Chick great who later starred at the University o. Georgia, participating In the 1043 Rose Bowl game nl Pasadena. Calif . .. . Bouquets also to Pvt. Roy H Cunningham (Battery B. 55lh B.N Bldg C212,12th F.A. Tng Rcgt., Camp Roberts, Calif.) and Mail Clerk Carson L. Alley (SP (M) USNR, USNB,' Port Hucncinc, Cnllf.) for' additions to mycollecllon of camp papers. . '.' A former member of the Guard until going Into the service, Pvt. Cunningham wns employed nt Lpy EJch Chevrolet. He is now training as a wire specialist. He sent a copy of the "Caimoners Post", weekly newspaper of the Field Artillery .at Camp Roberts. A printed four-piige snmll edition, the Post Is well edited and packed with Interesting news bits and pictures. The entire back page Is devoted to sports. There was a picture of the B 56 softball team (lint won IS straight without defeat. Not half bad I . . . Carson's wns n double-barreled contribution: "The Senbccs Coverall", published weekly >y the Advanced Jinse Receiving iarracks, Cnmp Rousscau-Poii Huencme, ami "The Pnab Bulletin", contractors weekly of the U. S. Naval Advance Base Depot, Port Hue- icme. Both are eight and lack lothliig covering the entire sub- eels. Thanks, hoys! •I1ERKY" AltlUVKS IN STATES Flash: Lieut. Herschell Mosley 1; >ack In the SUUes nllcr completing 15 missions from England, The for- •ncr Chick nnd Alabama gridiron uminnry called his wife, Peggy, as oou ns he arrived In New York hte 'cslcrclny nnd promised lo meet her n Raleigh, N. C., Thursday. "Hcr- cy" pilots a B-17 . . . The No. 2 Mosley son, Lieut. Russell, received quite « dismal shock upon arrival it Del Rio, Texas, Elated over his assignment to n-28's after gradua- lon at Mnrfn, Texas, Russ's fcnlh- crs fell'when Informed that orders ind been changed and he wiis to get i B-17 Instead. He had .some consolation, however, when Army officials granted him another leave. this time for .Six days. . . . Hnve you seen Sergt. Hugh (Tex) Hal- Bert's bride? She to a very nttractlve Texas lassie. They are due to return to Camp Ellis, III,, today, but expects to leave lor another overseas stretch soon. . . Lieut. John F. (Wimpy) Burns nnd his wife spent n couple of days wllh Mama Burns, Brother Boh nud Marie cnroute to Beaumont, Texas, on leave. "Wimpy" Is nt Fort Knox. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAOUF, Memphis 0, Birmingham 1. Little Rock nt, New Orleans, post- poncd. (Only games scheduled). AMERICAN I.KAOXJK Phlliidclphln 3, Chicago 1. Boston 1, Cleveland 0. St. Louis 3, Washington 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh o, Boston 2: Chicago 5, Philadelphia 1. Night Riinies: New York 9, Cincinnati 7. Brooklyn C, St. Louis 1. and stomping eliminated him In but (wo more minutes. Siivcs From Shutout Roy saved ills tcnm from a complete skunking by coming from bc- lilnrt lo down Canny In the opening preliminary. Battered from pillar to post and maltreated something awful Roy came through with a couple of well directed kicks' to Canny's face lo rock William lo sleep long enough to get aboard with a body pin In H minutes. King Kong W ns just too big and powerful for the younger Welch winning In 15 minutes with n one- half crnb. Welch had only one brief winning flurry when he applied the fists, but wns not nble to cope with King Kong's superior weight nrnl strength. that Today s Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham nt Memphis, night. Chattanooga at Atlanta. Mobile at. Nashville. Little Rock at New Orleans. . AMERICAN LEAGUE Philadelphia at Chicago. Boston at Cleveland. New York at Detroit. Washington at St. Louis, night NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at New York. Pittsburgh at Boston. Chicago at Philadelphia, IwJIighl light. New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 P. M. Malinccs Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System i Tuesday "SILENT PARTNER" . with Beverly Lloyd &, Willhim Henry SKltlAl, ,t SHORT Wednesday & Thursday "THE LODGER" with I/uiril Cregar It Merle Obcron Fox News & Short BE SURE YOUR SOLDIER SON VOTES! Budd)" ttatson To The Parents Of Men In The Armed Forces- Next Tuesday, Aug. Stli, Die voters of Mississippi County will elect a new Sheriff and Collector. Your sons in the Armed Forces will want lo have a part in choosing him—mid we think they should. They will be able to participate in this election if you will send them an absentee ballot this week—or in time for them lo get it back by next Tuesday. We urge you to do this TODAY, and ask them to vote for W. W. "Buddy" Watson, the father of two sons'serving in the Army and Marines. W, W. "BUDDY" WATSOH CANDIDATE FOR Sheriff and Collector Mississippi County, Ark. VOTE FOR W. W. "Buddy" WATSON Smyrna Beaten ByBAAFJfol Huth Strikes Out 4 In Holding Visitors Well Under Control The BAAP Baseblll Team dcfeat- il the Smyrna, Term., Army Air leld nine 7-2 In a game played :i the local diamond Saturday af- 'J'JIOOII, . H was the first meeting of Uic wo tennis, scheduled as opponent i the locals' first game of the Pro DasclwII Tournament Aug. and was highlighted by the able itching of Staff Sergt.. Francis lutli, niythcvlllc right hander. He iirled n masterful game, never al- r.wlng the visitors to threaten, "anil ruck out. four men. The leading batters for the lolls were Sergt.- Danny La Orutta, cnterfielder, who got throe hits out f four trips to the plate, and Corp. lei Parncll, right Holder, who got nee hits In three times at bat. A game scheduled for Suiiday etwccn the same two teams was ancellcd hecausc of inclement --™.~.. I'ealher: Tlie locals' next contest,! New York 'as to be played here this a[ttr-i cl<!TC l n "d, oon, the catiers, an independent •"" from Cape Glra'rdeau, Mo., Next Week's Mat Show To Be At Walker Park Wrestling fans will move out lo thc fairgrounds at Walker Park for their favorite fiporl next Monday night, It was announced today by Promoter Mike Meioncy, who announced plans for a "big, free show" to be offered In an open-air arena In front of the grandstand. The weekly mat program will be held In connection with a political rally and there will be no admission charge, Mcroney said. : Boston Noses Out Indians, J-0> As Mike Ryba Wins Mound Duel Baseball Standings KO Uim'KN LEAGUE W. . L. Pet. Nashville 23 5 .821 Atlanta 20 0 Memphis 17 10 Little Rock . H 14 Birmingham . H n Mobile 11 n New Orleans 9 10 Chattanooga i 21 AMERICAN LEAGIIE W. L. SB « TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1944 By UiiUed Press Boston's 39-yenr-oW jack-of-nll- tradcs, Mike Ryba, and Cleveland rookie Steve Groniek put on the top pitching duel of thc season in an arc-lfght last night, game at '•• Cleveland . .7091 .030 .440 .3D4 .393 .321 .250 Ryba, who has played every position on Ihe diamond, lalkcd Manager Joe Cronln into letting him .start. He won a two-hit 1' to 0 victory over thc Indians. Oromek, Cleveland's promising youngster, had a no-hitter until the middle of the eighth.- Then he lost in the ninth on faulty lufieldlng. Thc Philadelphia Athletics won an overtime, 3 to 2 game from the Chicago White Sox. Hurlcrs, Russ Christopher, for the A's, and Own I Grove, for Chicago, allowed seven St. Louis Boston cam , clng .scheduled as opponents. Wednesday, the BAAP agercga- lon will go to Memphis to renew iclrfcud with (he Fourth Ferry Their next home Cincinnati Jcmmiind nine. „„„,, ,„,„„.- „„„.„,„„. nines will be pluyctt Saturday and! PiUsburg •umlny, when.they will be host to'New York he strong Columbus, Ohio,. Army Chicago Mr Field Icam. ~~ i iuitiuui|uii;i . .- .y/ Lobsters mo Incubated In canvas Brooklyn . 33 oxcs and arc then placed In the I ea to, grow ' | Bead Chicago . . Washington Philadelphia NATIONAL EAGUE W. L. SI. Louis 08 53 50 46 42 noslon . 39 Philadelphia ...-37 Pet. .580 .536 ,525 49 . .505 .489 .433 .438 Pet. .724 hits along the way. But Gr.ive weakened In the 10th Inning and let through a single Philadelphia run. to break the deadlock; The St. Louis'Browns nosed out the Washington Senators .3 to 2. Jack Kramer gave up 10 Jills as lie went the distance. But he spaced them nicely. In the National League, pitchers HI Vnurtenberg, of . the Cubs, and Fritz Oslcrmueller, of thc Pirates, turned In light performances. Thc Bruins took thc Philadelphia Phillies over the humn.s'5 to 1, he- hind hits. •Vandenberg's stingy Vandcnbcrg, usually a three relief 42'lcr, .got Manager J Chariey 40 .556 Grimm to give,him a chance as a 50 .49.1 starter and niade good In a big 47 .472 , way. Big Bill Lc e was his victim." .4111 At Boston, Fritz Oslcrmueller, .. .402 10-year major league veteran, set .400 the Boston Braves down with two hits, to give Pittsburgh a 0 to 2 oourar nem want Mi decision. Osleimuellcr llirec out'of his four'times at bat to help hts cause along. And his teammate Pete Coscarat tallied a homer, a double and a single. The New York Giants, who are teetering on tlie edge of the second division abyss, held their precarious first division perch by beating the Cincinnati Reds 9 to 1 In a night game. Tlie Reds made a strong bid In the first two innings when they lilt rookie Bill Voiselle for six runs, but couldn't get anywhere against Swede Ilanscn who relieved him. . Thc Brooklyn Dodgers blitzed thc St. Louis Cardinals 6 lo 1 be- hand their hard-luck rookie, Hal Gregg. Gregg yielded seven blows but kept (hem well .scattered. Yarhro's Softballers Win Over Gosnell 70-5 The County 4-H Softball series became a fast and .furious affair Thursday night when Yarbro's A learn outplayed the Gosnell A team, 10 lo 6. In the second game of th e night, Promised Land B team defeated Gosnell's B team, 10 to 5. Both tennw were evenly matched and Ihe playing provided plenty of excitement for the spectators. Tip llollingsworlh, leading scorer on the Yarbro team, stole the show by.hts part In helping defeat the Gosnell team, tiien turning in a good umpire job for the B team's game. Tip U president of the North Mississippi Council 4-H council. Games will be played at Walker park each Tuesdny and Friday night through August,, with the final contest games 'being a feature of thc County 4-H rally. The date for Ibis event will be announced In the last three . years more f , { ,, than 11 million tons of food, have in i moved from American farms IntoKt.H Alliivl ivirfs rJfl FULBR1GHT only Arkansas Congressman to Vote to •M«P • • -— . _•"'.'. /WriuPickens $5600 Federal Promotion Specialist and Associate of Earl Browder! HERE'S THE EVIDENCE 'AS TAKEF/FROM THE United Stttet/ / Amend,/ On February 5, 1943, a group of good found American tnem. ere of Congress, U oar BOOM of Representative*, fought against •n appropriation^ to continue the employment of Treawrr Department JVomolttiMi Sp^Mix, on, William Pickeng, a Negro affiliated with do«a. of Communist organisations, an aaflociate of EARL BROWDER, .otoriou, Comm,, n i»l leader. It was ,t*ted oa tibia floor of tie Bon«e that thi. negro, Pickens, waa Chairman of terenl Co«n»nni«lic organisation,. It WM further Btated—«ad Mit dupraved—that w he. EARi BROWDER »i«1ed China and other Mnuriri* orgaaitia*; eoauwnuU he *p- pealed to Pick**, lo «Me him .one, lo carry ^ thi. work, ta- dic-ting the promisee of lU. «gro, PiekeM, fe the n>«T«.«,r. It wa« further .Utcrf that on DBroerotw occasion. Picken. made speeches and public •ppearancea wilh Browder and other well known CommnnUu, both in the United Stales ud abroad. I .ckcna' communiBtle ipWhe. were .given banner play along wah Browder', in the Communist Newspaper HIE DAILY WORKER. The group of good sound American members of Congress offered an amenujnenl 5n the which would have cancelled th* Appropriation for the •mnMRnniK Picket's salary ($5,600) thus kicking him Ml •€ onr American government. The following ArkaaMo congressmen voted so kick this Cow munistk Negro, Picken*. »«|_Craveag, Gathingg, Harris, Hays, MiHs and Norrell. There j, .oly „„, 9(her Arkansa* congressman. His name fa J. W. Fufcrighu He voted to retain tbe Conumnislie NecM. PkLeaa. The actual record of afl ihw may be found on Pa-es 671-796 of THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 89, Fri., Feb. 5,1913. This it no "rumor" Mr. Fulbright but documented feet, taken from the Record! 'No. M On the Amendment to remove this Communist from the Federal Payroll FDLBRIGHT voted "NO"! along with Congressmen Hamilton Fish, Marcanto»io, Auchincloss, D'Alcsaadro, Dilweg, Eljcrh^rter, Capo««li, Herler, Brdm, Monkiewicr, Kunkel, Sadowski, Plocser, Sa»se«*, Scliwabe, Schiffler, Scknelz, and olhers. (Congretiienal Record Feb. 9, 1943 Page* 795-796) We Ijave pletily of WHISKEY At all times! CEILING PRICES^ ALWAYS HASSELL'S WHISKEY 315 W. Main STORE Phone 2531 f II 1 There Are Too Many Isms and strange philosophies alrea:' at work in Washington • For Safety's Sake and Arkansas' Stake, Elect ONER ADKINS UNITED STATES SENATOR Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Tuesday PAL 'Underground Guerrillas' with John Clcmcjits & Mary Seleclcrl Shorls Wednesday & Thursday ti Pla/, J=cl Pclfe Jen • Do/M^y BenneU 1 B' CX n1 r tirsl v W 3 --i > Ro<-li ' DI.etlcd by CHARLES LAHONT ; oKistc P<c<Juce<, KEN GOLDSMITH ** A UNIVERSAL PICTURE ' jp, News of the Day : Short THEATRE Manila, Ark. WKEK-BAY NIGHTS Box Office Opens 8—Show Starts nf 8:15. SATURDAYS ,t SUNDAYS Box OtRcc Oiiens I Show Starts 1:15 Tuesday & Wednesd«vy** 'BILLION DOLLAR KID' Hill! . The Kasl Side Kids 11KO News & Comedy CHICKASAW West Main Near ^lst St. Sat starts 12;45; Sun. starts i:« Nlsht shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:*5 Continuous shows Sat. and Bon. Tuesday BUDDY NITE 2 Tickets For the Price of 1 'THE MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET wilh Lionel Atwcll & Una Merkc) Also Comedy Wednesday & Thursday, Double Feature "KNUTE ROCKNE, ALL AMERICAN" wllh Pal O'Brien and Gail Page "LADY IN A JAM" wilh Irene Dunne & Patrick Knowlcs 85"-5 f- 1

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