The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1944 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 7, 1944
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MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 1044 BrA'THRVlLLIi CAM,) COUniEn NEWS- Four Mat Stars |&t Fairgrounds To Entertain Crowd Political Rally e Tonight The card: Two individual mntcti- Maln event: Buck Lnwson <215> ,'s "The Bat" (200). 90-inlnute lime limit, 2 best falls of 3 Semi-final: Gus Wisbar (190) vs I'Rcd" Roberts. A I 1 ho\ir lime limit, 2 best falls of throe Referee—Mike Mcroney. Place: Pair Grounds, Walker I Park. Time: 8:30. Admission: Free. Four wrestling giants, who seek I only victories on the mat, and a I host, of ambitious public office a$I pirn ills join hands tonight in a • huge free rally, ns Ihe political poi • readies boiling point on the eve of leleclion day. I Both parties will share in the I show, moved from the small, inade- Iquate American Legion arena to the • Pair Grounds at Walker Park tonc- • [-01111110*110 the expected throng • which is expected to count into the I thousands. I The wrestling feature of Ihe dou- • ble attraction is expected to gel • under way around the usual slart- |mg time, 8:30. Gale Thrown Open There will be ,, 0 ndmlsslon • charge, no reserved seals and no • obligations, and the public is C or- Idlttlly Invited to be on hand for • both events. There will be plenty I or seats for all. it has been an• iiounced by the candidates who • purchased the wrestling show from • Promoter Mlk e Mcroney and the • American Legion. I Matchmaker Mcroney has ar- I ranged one of life finest and most lattejfSJvc cards for this special JJiatai. one that likely will rival I the most action-filled of Ihe cur- Irenl season. I Heading the program is a big I hooded star, knosra ns "The Bat", I so nicknamed because of his un- I usual costume. The spectacular [masked man who dresses like a I huge bat will face an old favorite, I Uuck Lawson, ex-Navy chief, in the I main event match. I They will baltle for 00-minules, lor leas, two best falls determining I the winner. I Two other popular aces are down I for the other half of the star-stiid- Ided show. Gus Wisbar, fugitive J from Nazi Germany and one of the I most skilled ever to grace a local I ring, matches his wits and ability I with "Rough Red" Roberts, No. 1 | villain and a prime favorite along •aulifiotvcr row. This match carries an hour time I limit, with the usual two best fnll; |of three elimination. Has Beaten lies'. While nationally known and a top I notch performer in tile South and • Atlantic const. "The Bat" will he I making his first bow before local Ifandom since doning the hood. I Promoter Mwoney admitted that he • has wrestled here before but it was I at/jr^' more than a decade ago. l s Wlr tbeii he has blossomed from I ahjBverage wrestler to a full-fledged I stir. Lawson, a jumping jack and nntic • comic, is no stranger to the local I fans; Big, powerful and especially [adept at the open style of wrest- Iling, Buck has pleased Ihem for • several years. Ordinarily a clean [wrestler, Buck of late -has been I forced to resort to the modern style • of milling in order to cope with • his opposition. He may have to use I both to match "The Bat", who I holds victories over some of the | best in the United States, including Ilioth Welch brothers. 1 Wisbar, who boasts a thousand I different ring holds and tricks will |§ivc away at least 20 pounds to • Roberts and doubtless will depend Ion his superior speed and skill to I d6wn the rough, lough Little Rock |iindcrlaker. Gives Away Weight Gus is expected to employ gen- [erously his newly discovered at- Itack, (he head bump which he | swiped from the one and onlv Head" Parelli. The blond 1 found it a most effective DOPE BUCKET BY J, P. rELIND l.ETTEKS ARE AMMUNITION 'I hat letters anil jnntl from home ; >lay an important pan in the mental and moral walfnre of Hie men In service is sounded in an interesting and appreciated letter from Corp. Jess D. Davis, currently stationed In England when It wus written July 5. A former member of the Texas Motional Guard, Houston, Texas, Corp. Davis htis been in the service 10 months—nuout half of that overseas. He is an ex-employee~of Ark-Mo I'oiver and husband of the former Miss Virginia Durham, as related in his letter ns follows; 5 July -H England Dear J. P.: During these days 1 don't guess ,'ou are surprised whom you hear trom, but 1 imagine It is quite in- .cresting to be receiving mall from all over the world, (it's a very rare and tasty treat, Jess). You don't reali/e what a letter means to one over here so far from home and friends. Anything from home in the wny of news is always welcomed with an open heart. And especially 'our articles ( Dope Bucket) in Die Courier. You don't know how much I do enjoy them. Of course, they are a month late, but still new to ne. So many of the boys you mention I know and its good to find out where they are and what they are doing. READ ELECTRIC METERS J. P., I don't know if you remember me or not, but 1 have iiuwn you quite a while. In fuct- I knew you before I came to Blytheville. I was a member of the Baptist Church in Helena, Arkansas, and you used to be in B.T.u. .vork. You held n district convention in Helena when you were State President. In Blythevillc 1 worked for Ark-Mo Power Corp. as meter reader. I took Carl Ganske's job when he went into Ihe Scabccs and read your meter for about 10 months before coming back into the service. I married Virginia Durham there who is chief operator at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Maybe you remember me, and maybe not. nut anyway, just wanted to let you know I rend nil your write- ups and enjov them very much, flhanks, Jess, ol 1 fcllti. You bet I do remember you. Hape seen yon quite oflen with Virginia and on your "beat"). Have been in England for five months and have seen quite a bit of it and Wales. So far, I have not run into anyone from Blythe- villc. Pat Chltinon is in by battalion He is a local boy. Think Bud- dy Terry came over on the same convoy flfld I heard lie Is somewhere near me but haven't .seen him, (Lieut. Bill Boyd, former assistant manager of-J. a. Penny Co., also has your snme APO number, -KM, but Is In a different Field Artillery Battalion. Bill and Buddy have met.) SEEN WAll KlTEdl'S While here in England I've seen some awful effecls of (he war bill, of course, nothing compared to what, some of the other buys have seen. J. P., people It: this part of the world hflvc certainly siiffcvprl. You people back home should give thanks lo God that you have not felt Ihe effects as" they have. (Amen!) We all think this will be over soon and we'll be drilling back home. England is beautiful, but an: convinced lhat liiythcviUn would look better to me now than any other place In this world. If you find time 1 certainly would appreciate a few lines from you. As I said before, yon can't begin to realize what a letter menus lo a man over here. Any local news would be appreciated. You people lake care of things there niul we boys will da our best to do the same over here and '_ this terrible thing over with. It will be a glorious day, won't It? (Yeah, man. and how!) Musi go now, but In hopes I hear from you soon. Uest of luck and may God bless you and yours. . Sincerely. Jess Davis. If yon haven't started n correspondence club, Inns, here Is your chance to get one started with :oi]>. Davis. His addr(\-.s .is Hij. Battery, 250 P. A. Bn., APO 403, Postmaster, New York City. He'll appreciate it. and so will I. My letter to him already has gone, quite probably headed lo Fiance now. THEATRE LUXORA •PRIDE OF THE COMMUNITY' Open 7:30 Show StarU 7:45 Monday Night ONE SUOW 'Swing Shift / Maisie 7 W with Afln Sollicm * James Cra a mount News Sliort Tuesday PAL NITE 'Hoosier Holiday' with I>ale Evans & Kmni.i Dunn Selected Shorts weapon in recent matches and calls on it in the pinch, especially when he has his foe on the run. Though adverse lo the Hogging split. Roberts may have a defense all worked out for Wisbar. And if he has it likely will bode no good for tlic wily Dutch boy. "Red", who goes in for the meanie style of grappling, is one of the toughest men in the. business, an unpredictable performer who usually runs the gauntlet in ring tricks. The expected large crowd may be the inspiration for something "new. in Two From Cleveland Now 6'/z Gomes Ahead Of Boston Red Sox With 7th In A Row By United 1'rcss The St, Louis Browns ore going to be hard to catch If they keep li)> their present UUCP. In winning a Sunday twin bill jiUiisl the Cleveland Indlnas, the Drowns run their present winning clienk to seven names. They now are six ami one-half isamo.s nlicud of the second place L'.-vilon lied Sox The Rrowns won Ihe first (jame behind Denny Gnlehoirse 0 to 0 r.iul relumed to (akc the flnnle 0 to A. fu both gtinws Die nrownle.f scored .six runs in the sixth In- ring. The Detroit Timers t;ol hack into Ihe first division of iho American League by bcaling Ihe Chicago White Sox twice. Detivjll won the first guino 10 to 3 and repented in the second lintno it to 1. Dlnzy Trout, who pitched the last game for the Tigers, got n home run that started Ihe scoring. The New York Ytinkees won « doublehcudcr from the Philadelphia Athletics. New York \von (he first gnmc behind Alley Donald fl to 1, and came hack to win for Walt Dublel ! to 0. Johnny Limicll homered In boll) contests, his round tripper In the nleli|cn|i winning the game, Washington split witli the Boston Red Sox. The Senators took (he first game 3 to 2, but lost the finale , lo -I. In the National League, the Pittsburgh PlnUes snapped Uic Chicago winning si leak at 11 games by beating the cubs twice. The Pirates scored nine times in the seventh liming of the first game (o win 13 lo 5. They won Ihe nightcap 5 in 4. Mel Ott-ii Now York Gliml.s .spill even mid got buck into llin first division, one perccndige iwlnl ahead of Ihe Cubs. New Vork won the flrsl game G lo 2. ntid Philadelphia took (he nlRhloiip 3 (o I. Boston gave the Brooklyn Dod- srrs double trouble mid pushed (he flock back into the cellar with a twin loss. The liraves score 10 runs In Hie wvcnlh Inning of ||>e first game to win M to I. The Hub City learn won (he nlghlcap 8 lo 7. Tlii' Si. i.onls Cardinals and Cincinnati Roils played lht> only single contest on the Sunday schedule, but the game lasted nearly us long ns ii double header. It Irak the league-loading Cnrd- nls 14 liming to win from the Reds, 5 lo 4. SI. Louis iillclicr Tod Wllks was hit by a balled ball In the nth tuning. He was ourk'd from (ho field. Baseball Standings SOUTHEliN LEAGUE W. L. Nashville 2G 8 Atlanta 24 8 Memphis 21 12 Birmingham 14 20 Little Hock 13 20 New Orleans M 22 Mobile 13 21 Chattanooga 10 24 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. S(. Louis i 02 42 Boston 55 48 New York 53 48 Detroit 52 50 Chicago 50 53 Cleveland 51 55 Philadelphia . 47 59 Washington .14 59 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis 72 27 Cincinnati 55 43 Pittsburgh 52 44 New York 40 52 Chicago :|(j 49 Boston 41 5B Philadelphia 38 58 Brooklyn 40 52 Pel. .7G5 .'J50 .030 .412 .394 .389 .382 .291 Pel. .590 .534 .525 .510 .485 .48) .'143 .•12' Pet .72' .66 .644 .485 .484 .414 .'.SOS .392 Horse Show Is Planned At Forrest City Aug. 17 TOR REST CITY, Ark., Aim. 7 (UW—Minimum and Forrest City will hold a Joint horse show at Forrest City Aug. n. The show, which will feature III events, will bo sponsored by the American Legion. Trophies will be offered in each class and cash nwurdK will amount lo over S1500. CHICKASAW Wcsl Main Near 2I«i St 8»t lUrin 12:45] Ban. lUrti 1:48 Nlgbt ihow* S.-45 Except Monday, open* 6:45 ContiDuoDj jliowi Sat. «nd Son. Rides Buzz Bomb THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY NIC.IITS ox Oflice Opens 8—Show Starts ul 8:15. SATURDAYS * SUNDAYS B()M Office Opens 1 Sliow Starts 1:15 Last Time Today 'HIGHER AND HIGHER' All Star Cast KKO News ,t Comedy Tuesday & Wednesday 'THREE RUSSIAN GIRLS . with Anna Slcii anil Kent Smith IIKO News & Sporl Short got a FORD!" 1 hey stand up—and so will llie ' * Fords that will follow Victory. „ Last Time Today "YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER" with ' Rila Itayworlli & Fred Aalalrp Universal News Comedy Tuesday BUDDY NITB 2 Tickets For tbe Ptke of 1 ALIGHT LIEUTENANT' with I'al O'Dricu Mrs. Annn IMscli, nbovc, won tlllt; "Ulolofilrnl Phenomenon" ini(\ an Iron Cross, nminliuif lo Nulls' reports, 1>V riitlnc Insldi; robot bomb ilurliiB onvly ox- pcvlmenls. I.yini; in uliuosl horizontal position, j;:iy. ini; llirntiKli, slic discovered fanUs which duhcil other tests. Her nlclinninc came he- ciiiisi! she wus nppnronlly nnaf- fcclccl by tmneiuloti:; air pros- sure, but she was severely :•» injinecl in her lllf>hl. Yesterday's Reililts SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis 10-2. New Orleans 4-5. Atlanta t>, Nashville '3. ifJecond iiiine postponed, ruin). Wrmlnghiitii 3-0, Little Rock 1-5. Second n«mc 13 Innings). Chnl'.niiooKii 13, Mobile 2. (Second game called end of second, rain). AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 0-1, Philadelphia 1-0. 81. I.ouls 0-<J, Cleveland. (M, Washington :t-t, Boston 2-f>. Oelrolt 10-3, Chicago 3-1, NATIONAL I.KAOIIK 81. Louis 5, Cincinnati -I. '<U innings) . Pittsburgh 13-5, Chicago 5-1, Boston H-8, Hi-uoklyn 4-1, New York 0-1, PlilliuUlrmla 2-3. SATURDAY NKIHT'B MSUI.'IS AMIIKICAN' r.EAdllE Del mil f>, Chicago 't. St. Louis 0. Cleveland (J. NATIONAL LEACUJM New York (1, I'hlliidelplilu 5. uouner nn» w*ut tit livestock Show Planned At Fort Smith Oct. 9-15 ;•? FOflT SMITH, AUK. 7 lUP)—The first annual Arkansas - Oklahoma' Uvcslock Show and Exposition will be held here Oct. 9-15, officials of the ForL Smith chamber of Commerce Jmve announced. Chamber officials said prize money ninounleO to slightly less than $10,000 will be offered during Ihe week-long cxposlllon, which will be open to contestants from Arkansas an c ] Oklahoma. Collier Wcnderoth, 11veslockcom- mittee chairman, said Ihe show would include exhibits of farm crops, canned goods and "everything else from the rural section that you would see at a state fair," In addition to the livestock. Today's Games SOUTHERN I.KAOUE Open date. AMKRIOAN LEAGUE OIICMI ilalc. NATIONAL LEAGUE O|)i>u dale. .—^^»». ml New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows .Nightly 8:00 P. M. Matinees Saturdiiy & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System Lust Time Today "FOUR JILLS AND A JEEP" wllh Kay Francis ,V Carole Lamlh I'D* Ni!»w * Short Tuesday "SECRETS OF SCOTLAND YARD' "GOITOBEOtniME at die aitWd 24 miles out of town. My 1939 |-- or ,J | us I'lcnty of pep, comfort an,i S oo,i looks. AnJii'jcasyongisanJ Cues'. I wouldn't Ctaifc it for any car la age I've seen!" "4 OTHER jNsrRUCTORS RIDE wi.h me. I ivcragt (4 miles i day, incluiiing j>as. stnftt pick-up But fin not wortj-iiii; about [hi; car listing thtough die war. J vc <fmen lords oer since I « Js a kid «nd I know liow \\ell dity stand u|<" "BEFORE THE WAR I usc.t to hunt ami fisli a lot. I drove this J'or.i am mitt i mountain g lMt , vou |j s | ly , WJ> . f[()m _ I've driven it hji.l, ha g j,cr> it )- w J p w . KclivcSmiccrcguhrl).. Iisrc1u!>ilii)-tn<l economy ate pCmlts\ Io me ,, m .," NQTES-fauMlioii folk, a"°> fofJ pltKl*, Her. a s Mf[k ; ;. Kn ' ow ^., oion, b*; no l, m ,r,^ on lf>e«ilendcneinindinlf)F. Hi,, UH ll.uo.toa Fill, K!t (I n lid the,!, t«s-i,i M tntH- FREE SHO Mississippi County Fairgrounds Monday, Aug. 7th, 8 p.m TWO BIG MATCHES BUCK LAWSON THE BAT 30-Mln., 2 oul of 3 fall matches. GUS WISBAR vs. RED ROBERTS I Hour, 2 out of .? full malclics. ,,J.Vt'".' •fa$<!M.i TO MEN AND WOMEN , we'extend n'cordinl _inviutio~n~TiOee our unusual display of woolens for fall''antl winter, wcm\;uiidcr the . personal, direction of MR, JIM SCOTT CloIJics Specialist^' riiOM STORRS-SCIIAEFER CINCINNATI This service will belitnitedto.afwtlayi only. Tue., Wed., Thu.-Aug. 8-9-10 so ilo/i't miss^ the opportunity (o'maKe 'your sclcclion early, have your inciisiiremcnls taken accurately and receive Ihe personal alleiilkm of our cloihcs spccinlisi. R. D. Hughes & Co. Next Time (?) Governor, Tell Us More About Yourse/f "One Picture Tells More Than A Thousand Words" FULBRIGHT CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE FULBRIGHT Program ,

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