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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 8, 1944
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EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.fCoUBIBR NEWS Lawson, Wisbar lose Tag Match ^The Bdt' Teams With [ 'Red Roberts To Win L. At Fairgrounds Here s^i'TJie iBat" made Ills..Blytlicvlllo ring debut a successful one as he teamed with "Red" Roberta to win thei'feature tag match from Buck Lawson and Gus Wisbar last night nt the Fairgrounds before approximately 5.000' wrestling-political minded Jans. . •Due to the fact that he received a'S. p. S. call for a couple of wres- tlers'at Birmingham, Ala., Promoter Mike Meroncy,was forced to shut- He his card.-He.not only switched th'e" scheduled two Individual match- a; tag match and h single fall preliminary, to release n pair as soon • as possible to get'them on the road, b'lit put the inain event on first, .vlt didn't ilia tier. The boys put on a'good show that pleased the overflow crowd. The politicians strutted their stuff In fine fashion and everyone went away satisfied around midnight. •• -. •' . . ' .; Have Hitter Fight ,'Desplte the, fact, that they had a weight advantage of some.10 pounds, "The Bat"'nnd Roberts had to work hjard to down the'.rugged Wisbar arid Lawsoh. Especially did they have to loll overtime in the first fall that went 35 minutes and left the boys considerably spent because of the fast, vicious tempo. Picked us the underdogs, due to Wlsbar's sly.c, Buck and Gus carried the boys-at >a fast pace and came within a shade of taking the. first fall and the match. But "The Bat" and his meanie partner turned on the heat that turned Hie tide of battle. . The fans were beginning to wonder II any team would down the other when:"The Bat') swung into action with a series of. "pile drivers", followed by hack breakers. First lie concentrated on Wisbar. He cornered the wi|y blond Dutchman and prevented lilin train getting relief from his male as he gave him the ^ : ell known "one-two" ring punch, aided and abcUcrt by the ruthless Roberts. Two body slams and a haymaker lluil would have done Justice to Jack Dcmpscy .provided the results with Roberts getting credit for the fall. Buck followed five minutes later, succumbing to a scries of surf board holds with both giants taking j>nrl in the punishment. I 0|»n lilllz Drive i Coming back from the rest period, Lruvson nnd Wisbar opened up a whirlwind attack that paid off in quick dividends. Gus started it by pounding Roberts with Irish whips. Huck came In and kept up (he offensive with flying tackles and soon they had Red In n bad way, It was a comparatively easy mailer In pin him i with a body pin. The total lime consumed ivns just four minutes. "The Bat" received n generous dose (if the same bitter medicine and went under In only two minutes as Lawson and Wisbar worked perfectly with (he blitz. But Ihelr rally was short lived. Retells and "The Hal" learned Ihelr lesson well, Insload of letting their foes get the jump as In the middle fall (hey took the bull by the horns and opened up with their own heavy artillery, Employing the deadly surf board as their chief vvea- ixm the incanlc pair forced Lawson to quit In nine minutes, with "Tim Bat" officiating, and then ganged up on smaller Wisbar to make the routines!, successful In two more minutes. Roberts had the honor In this one. liolrerls a winner In the preliminary following the final speaker, Dwlght H. Blnckwood Of Osceola who was.responsible for the political party and free wrestling, Roberts hammered out n six- minute win over Wisbar. Red utilized his superior weight power to a good advantage battering the fleet German boy In a rough match. He Imd no setup, however, for Gus carried htm at a fast ell)). Bui the inevitable extra power took Its toll In the end. Wlsbar's speed and daring paved the way for his defeat. He luul liob- orls going down hill with flying tackles. He connected ihrlcc bul missed a fourth. Before tic could recover from the shock against Ihc mat Roberts was atop with a body pin. Time: six minutes. . BAAF Takes Two From Columbus Three Home Runs By McWhorter Is Feature Of Saturday Contest The Blylhcvllle Army Air Field tonni cnme off tlic winner In two baseball games played Saturday and bundny with the Columbus Army Air Field team. The score for Saturday's same was 12 to 11, and was featured by three home runs by McWhorter and one by Swan. Parnell nnd Sproull each .garnered n three- dagger. . vow pltriicd the entire route for Columbus, while I'arncll, Hull), Edgar mid McWhorter .shared Ihc mound for Illylhevllle. lila- Jek presided Ijclilwd Uie mask Uly- thevillc's 17 hits produced their 12 ''mis, nnd Colitmljiis made 10 hits for their 11 tallies. In Sundays contest, lluth pitched his team tp an 11 to 3 victory with liialek on the receiving end. Columbus was able lo collect only 3 hits, but Hlythcville swatted the "pplc 17 tlme.s. Feature.*; of Die game were Sproull's two homers and one'triple, -Piii-nell's homer, and McWhorter's double and triple. Travis and ul.'iiek each connected three limes oul of four trips lo bat. Elnm pitched for tfie losers. Local Golfers Are Winners At Jonesbpro A golf loam composed of Blythc- vlllc-Army Air Field and Blytlicvlllc Country Club members defeated Ihc Joncsboro Country Club leain on the Joncsboro links Sunday by a score nf 17(i to OK. The teams nnd individual scores were us follows: The French Foreign Legion, created In 1831, originally was Intended for sevrlcc In Africa mid the French colonial empire. On the Sidelines * BY JOHN H. liKLFO'ltl) United Veens Correspondent Jiy JOHN H. j!Ki,roitn United Press Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 7 (UP) — From all indications, there is going to bo some tough competition between farmers and hunters for ammunition next fall. For a long lime lack of shells a»d cartridges has been one of the chief vexations to farmers who liavc had to stand by with empty Buns while predatory nutmnls fattened on their stock. Production of ammunition for civilian use Is being stepped up— but there still Isn't enough ammunition yet for rural folks to bo friendly to the Itica that any of It to be used for sport. Nevertheless, an advisory committee is urging the War Production Board lo give hunters an Increased supply when the fall shoot- Ig season opens, And sportsmen nrc also endeavoring to have the 1944 wild fowl limiting season extended. So Hie farmers are on the war path. They don't believe that the sportsmen should have shells nnd ammunition—until they get an am- pin supply to blaze away at crows, hawks and other predatory animals. Drouth Causes Contcr-n Secretary T. A. McAmls of the Stale Game and Fish Commission says Hint field reports coming to Ills office indicate thai t,he drouth probably has had a serious effect on wild name in Arkansas., He says that initial reports show Uiat quail In lhc upland areas have suffered most during the long, hot HAAF-HUC McCoy . . . 83 Wllcoxson . 18 Grafe . . . si Sullivan . . so Whllworth . 85 Lcnll .... 81 Juncsburo CO ilryant . Uiulch, . Thorp , Eskew . Murphy Archer . GOOD-YEAR " TIRES ' CEi ALL B ANDX BOOK HOLDERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CERTIFICATES •..., It their present tires are not serviceable ,The Vest tire ma'dc is youn best buy todcjy . . . that's why it pays to get a new.GoodyDar. Skills and methods, developed through Goodypar Research, give you a big, good-looking tire packed with' plus performance; a sate, sound tire ready, willing: and able to give long, low-cost mileage. So be shrewd .., BE SURE .,, trade your Grade I certificate S1C05 -— • •. > VAW.IU JWU1 «ltU for today's Number 1 tire, a new .Goodyear, [pTui tax) 6,00.16 hilti voot «W lire) SERVICE STORE 410 West Main , Telephone 2492 , . > BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Bishop . . Brlckcn . Schltultcr «G 83 !JO .Spencer . Smmcyer Hnrlnglan . Dl . 07 8(1 Another mulch wllh Joncstoro will Ijc plnjrccl Uicro on AiiKiisl 20. dry .spell,': .'-..; . [ On the brighter'skip'of'titc ledger, McAmls reports dial (lie commission's [Irst fkh rescue project in Ciltlenclen county has" been completed: ;Some 292,000 tlsh, rescued from drying ponds during the first two weeks of July, liave already been placed In Hie project. The commission has also placed .some 11,000 fish In the new Hurricane creek lake near Lllllc Hock. Six : Arkansas Junior American Legion baseball learns win be out gunning for the state legion championship during the annu'nl state tournament R t Fort Smith this weK-ciul; Tournament Director Bob Kuy- fccndal! Is going to discard the standard 18-leam bracket system and will adopt, a plan whereby'four trams will participate In' first round playoffs, and lh c " remaining livo teams will meel Die lylmiers In the second round; First round drawings, mndc nt L-lttlo Rock Honday.pitted the Little Rock Doughboys against the Halesvllle delegation, and the Fort Smith Victors against the Stuttgart squad. Winner of the Lltllc Rock-Bates- vllle tussle will meet the Magnolia :iU(;iej;allo]i Saturday afternoon, and the winner of the Port Smith- Stuttgart till will meet. Saturday night, Winners To Meel The winners of the Iwo games Saturday will meet Sunday afternoon for the state title. •lhc Fort Smith .Victors have grabbed the state title for three straight, years—and arc considered favorites in most quarters. However, the Little Hock Doughboys, runner-up In the state finals for hvo years, fire out for revenge arc expected to give the vaunted Victors some tough competition. And those squads Irom warren, Stuttgart, Magnolia and Batcsville will be In there hustling. It seems that the Boston Red Son have their eyes on Bobby Gott, young'shortstop for the Faycttevllle Merchants, semi-pro outfit. Reports have it that a scout for the Sox has written Gott's father. Manager Bill Colt of the Merchants, saying thai he wants to see the shortstop in aclion wllh a view lo placing him on the 1045 Red Sox TUESDAY, AUGUST 8,'1944 , v ... .. But Colt, a junior at Fayettcviile High .School, Is expected to • turn down any offers until he completes Ills education. / . . Coach Homer Norton of Texas A. and M. stepped out on a limb the other day and predicted that the University of Arkansas will be the surprise package of the 1944 Southwest Conference grid season. Norton based his prediction on the large number of returning lettermen and the bbj crop of eligible freshmen. Maybo Norton .made (his prediction Just to make his friend, Coach Glenn Rose of Arkansas, happy. But regardless of his motives the facts secni to bear him up. So far, lO.Ieltermen have returned to the University—and theVe are reports that a few more may be back before training gets under way Aug. 20. Rose keeps muttering that 10 lettennen aren't enough. Maybe he should look hack a year At the beginning of the 1943 season, he had one letterman on hand. Baseball'Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Atlanta . 20 g .165 Nashville 28 10 720 Memphis . ;. 21 12 .636 Little Rock M 19 .42-1 New Orleans H 22 .389 Birmingham 13 21 .382 Mobile' . 13 22 311 Chattanooga . n 24 .314 St. Louis . . Boston . .. New York . Detroit . .. Chicago . . Cleveland . Philadelphia Washington AMERICAN LEAGUE W. U ........ 62 42 55 48 ....... 53 48 52 50 50 53 55 59 51 47 •14. 53 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis 72 27 Cincinnati . 55 43 Pittsburgh 52 44 Neiv York 49 52 Chicago 4(j 49 Boston 41 Philadelphia 38 Brooklyn 40 Pet. .596 .534 .525 .510 .485 .481 .443 .421 Pet. .127 .544 ,485 .484 .414 ,39S ,392 Lieut. Kerr of BAAF Wins Tennis Tourney Lieut. Jack Kerr, crack net slar of the Blylhcville Army Air Field, provided one of the major upsets hi the Memphis city tennis championship tournament by defeating heavily favored Irving Dorfman, a Millington sailor, in the men's finals Sunday night. Kerr, a racquet sharpshooter from California's tennis belt, outlasted and outmaneuvcred the former Yale University ace, 4-6, 8-6 and 6-1, for the crown. Lieut. Kerr broke Dorfman's service Immediately and grabbed a three game lead almost before the match got under way. Dorfman spent much of his time at the net and, even New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 P. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System Tuesday "SECRETS OF SCOTLAND YARD' A Republic Ficlurc SERIAL & SHORT Wednesday & Thursday "HEAVENLY BODY" with William Powell & Hcrty Lamar Fox News & Short do hid& IE UT somebody has to pay the freight. Why do the rates charged by municipal and federal electric power systems sometimes seem lower than those of the business-managed, self-supporting light and power companies? Frankly, because these government projects get a "free" ride. They are frequently built with public funds, they rarely carry their full share of local taxes and they pay no taxes to the federal treasury. Meanwhile, the tW/smess-managed electric companies are self-supporting and, on the average, they turn back to the people as taxes 2Sc out of every dollar received. About lOc of this goes to local and state treasuries—and 15c to the federal treasury—a total in 1943 of $710,000,000. It is rather startling that money paid by business-managed electric companies can be Used to support competing power plants under political management. Naturally, we are not completely unbiased on the subject. But we have always found fair-minded, sports-loving Americans willing to agree that all the players in any game should abide by the same rules—that all good citizens should pay taxes in proportion to their ability to pay, Today, when every dollar is so desperately needed to win the war, there is no room for hitch-hikers. Somebody has to pay their freight. Think it over. That somebody is YOU. POWERCa though the wily ilcutunanl passed ! him several times, the favorite took . the opener. They fought on even terms in the second, but with the count C-5 Hgainsl him, Lieut. Kerr changed his lactlcs of a net game thai he adopted at the start of llio set and dropped back, taking three games nnd evening the set. Nothing got past the Blythcvllle nclinnn in the final round andiiis ? quick recoveries surprised the lery as well as Dorfman. cvllle diiis 01~ CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat itarts 12:45; Bun. start* 1:« \ Night shows 5:45 ' Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Bat. and 8tin, " Tuesday BUDDY NITE 2 Tickets For the Price of I 'FLIGHT LIEUTENANT' i| with I , 1'at O'Driea Kilgar Kennedy Comedy Wednesday & Thursday f Double Feature 'DANGEROUSLY THEY LIVE" ivilli John Garficld * lluymoml Massey and "FRISCO LIL" . with Irene llcrvey & Kent Taylor THEATRE Manila, Ark. WKEK-DAY NIGHTS Box Office Opens 8—Show Starts at 8:15. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Box Office Opens 1 •Show Starts 1:15 Tuesday & Wednesday THREE RUSSIAN GIRLS' • with . Anna Stcn ami Kent Smith RKO News & Sport Short Open 7:30 Show Starti 7:45 Tuesday PAL NITE 'Hoosier Holiday 1 I with "* Dale Evans & Emma Diinn Selected Shorts Wednesday & Thursday Richard AINUY Patricia DANE • Sora IEVENE Jimmy Thurston HM.L Una HORNE Hmel SCOII VWCfNrE MINNUU News Of The Day Short

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