The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 12, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 12, 1944
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PAGE SIX : Hooded Matman Again On Card 'The Bat' Will Team - With Bill Canny On Tag Match Program Wrestling returns Monday night to the usual familiar haunts at the American Legion arena on Norlii Second street when Promoter Mike Nfcroney .presents another nil- star card featuring the popular tag match for his weekly ring show. "Tlic But", hooded meiuiic giant, returns Jor another week to Join hands with "Wild Bill" Canny, ace villain, for one of the teams. Opposing will be,the popular Roy Welch, older member of (he famed Welch brothers, and Buck Lawson, ex-Navy chief petty officer and another favorite who ranks high In esteem wldi the fans. This quartet of galnts, vrtio average well over 200 ixiuncls, with toll over the SO-uiinute time limit, two best falls out of three. Pairings for (lie single fall preliminaries, each with n thirty-minute time limit, throw Welch against "The Bat", and Canny versus Lawson. Malojio Is Injured Promoter Meroney originally book, ed Irish Eddie Mnlonc as a. partner for Lfuvsan but was forced to alter Ms lineup when Mtilonc turned up wilh several cracked ribs following a brutally rough match. This change is not expected to niter tlie strength of the card one Wt for the riuruWe Welch cnn usually take care of himself in ril- • most any ring against almost any opponent. He is holder of the best winning record ever compiled by any single wrestler here nnd is a prlint favorite with the fans who usually flock to see him In action. . Teaming Cann v with "The Bat" practically assures Hie fans of 11 very, very rough session, which Is right down the fans' alleys. The masked marvel made a distinct lilt with the overflow crowd of free customers who took advantage of Candidate Dwighl Blnckwood's political party at the Fair Grounds Monday night. Big, rough, unusually agile mid versatile, he showed unmistakable signs of many years in the ring, pulling several stunts thai were new to the local fans who thought they had seen practically everything in the wrestling category. "The Hut" Earns Favor "Tire Bat's" most effective weapon wsi' the surf board which he secured with his foe both stimdUig and on the floor. He also pulled the "pile driver" hold out of his bag of tricks and it. paved the way for the first defeat of Gus Wisbnr In the iniiial fall of the last tag match. His' actions in the ring, especially with regardss to his tag mate, classify him ns n meatilc of the first, type. That makes it a couple of 'em when he teams with Canny. No one hns even'dared (o suggest that the rough Alabaman' deserves to be classed as anything but a mat villain, u role at which he is a past master. This show takes on a feud angle with Roy replacing Mnlonc on one side, canny and Welch have been at each others throats for several years, n rivalry that has increased in intensity with every match. Originally Welch and Red Roberts were 'the principal feudlsts. But Canny CHICKASAW West Main Ntar Zlst BL B»t. rtarts 12:45; 8qn, st»rt» 1:43 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 ConUnnons showa Sat and Han. Last Time Today Double Feature 'NORTH OF LONE STAR' with Bill Elllolt and "DESTINATION UNKNOWN" with William Gargan Serial: "Adycnlurcs of the Flying Cadets" Comedy Sunday and Monday "THE PALM BEACH STORY" with Claudeltc Colbert and Joel McCrea Short, "March of America" Universal News (AfiK.). COUBIJB« 7,4* DOPE BUCKET BY J, P. ntUND BREAKS LON« SILKN'C'E Having gone for 11 mighty long lime without a word, except via grapevine, Capt, Clyde (Hud) Wilson broke his silence with u long letter from his headquarters In England. • I Tlie former Blylhevllle High School star nlhlclc, who was employed by Ark-Mo Power Iwforc cn- lerlig the Air Corps, cleared up a number of things in his letter, especially with regards to his health which lias been giving him some trouble. "Bud" an ardent disciple of Isaac Walton, has been experiencing considerable difficulty gelling used to the cold English climate, having been grounded for a period to recover, but now appears to have everything under control. His interesting loiter follows: CAPT. C. J. WI1.SON 31st A.D.O., I lei. Sqdn. APO 030 % PM, New York City. Dear J. P.: I hope you read Ihia Idler and not tear it up. 1 know I promised you one before now, but you know how It is. No excuse, no alibi, no nothing. I just haven't golton around to It until now. Sincerely hope you arc well and enjoying summer weather. For the last two days I have enjoyeei a little summer wcnthcr. Actually went without a Jacket for the first time In my nine months over here. I was beginning to lliink England never has warm weather. Ten to one though It Is cold in a day or Iwo ind raining nejeiln. We ni<; used to 1 by now, however. H WHS sn foggy Ihe oilier morning Ihe birds were even walking for awhile. Don't have much news to It'll you. Yon probably know more about wrmt's happening than 1 do. SEES Till: TIl'TONS I was f|iiilc surprised n tew weeks ngo. I was down to I/melon (lly the "-" man" there pretty regular). And, as usual, went around to the Reel Cross club lo we if I could rind someone I knew. 1 walked Into tlie door and the first person I suw was Dick TJpton. 1 didn't see Jimmy at the lime hut Dick pointed and then I did sec him. He was a full colonel. We sat there and talked for n while, about home and everything. We didn't get lo visit very long. I had to came back after supper. I sure enjoyed the clml with them. Ilor- schel Mosley Is about 50 miles from inc. I nave lalkcel lo .him over Ihe plione but haven't tceti him yet. look up the grudge when be and Roberts became fnsl friends. Canny Gains KCVCIIKO Usually on much of the receiving end in tlie encounters wllh Roy, Canny gained sweet revenge a few weeks ago when he and King Kong thumped the Welch brothers with vengeance, taking the tag match In straight falls, canny played a major rolo in the defeat; was at his best and roughest. While on the losing end of Ihe tag match last Monday night, Lawson had the distinction of forcing "The Bat" to surrender to help his learn even the match at a fall apiece. A master showman and clever wrestler, Buck was faster and belter than recent months. He and Wisbar carried "The Dal" and tied Roberta 35 minutes before dropping the first tall, one of the longest single falls in more Ihan n year. It was a corking good show. This sclto has all the car marks of a "must sec", too. THEATRE Manila, Ark. WKKK-DAY NIGHTS Box Office Opens 8—Show Starts at 8:15. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Ho* Office Opens 1 Show Starts 1:15 Saturday "RANGE LAW" wilh Johnny Mack Brown Disney Comcily Chapter •! "Three Muskelecrs" Saturday OWL SHOW NIGHT OF ADVENTURE with Tom Conn-ay Sclcclce! Short Sunetay & Monday "LADY TAKES A CHANCE" with Jean Arthur, John Wayne HKO News—Comedy WRESTLING teg/on Hut, Monday, Aug. 14, 8:15 p. m. L«w«.i Admission of . ny Wrtrtlta, A«n» In Aa,« rt e». , ---. vuu » vu . crciu i«c, iax 3c, Total. ISc. Reserved Se.ts On Sale .t the Legion A«n. _. ETery Monday from 6 p. ». on. TAG MATCH MALONE & LAWSON CANNY &'THE BAT ^ 30-mln, Preliminaries EDDIE MALONE THE'BAT BILL CANNY BUCK LAWSON 'old Hope ID soon, iinvu nol seen teiiy- oiie! else 1 know. Wo Inive been very busy lalcly Vein know we are the scavenger's se> to speak. I nm flight icsllng the WK e»)t« licro and Hint also fn- clmlra Hying the cracked ones otil e>f lie-Ids :inel etc. to be repaired. One) i)l tlie most thrilling ones I ever (lew In, 1 guess, was one with a telephone i>i>Jc In tlie fuselage, wired Uigeaiier to kc-ej> it inlnct. Can you Imagine a n-24 with a telephone pole In It so it will fly. I have a picture: of H and will shew it to you someday. Have been over lo Prance np.d it is pretty licit over there sometimes. The boys are doing u wonderful job there. f.O.S'OS I-'Oll HUNTING • Aside from all of this ami sometimes flying 10 and 12 hours a elay my thoughts are of home with some «e>e>el ol 1 ilslilni; anil UuiUlng and shoolliiK ducks. 1 have a little hope eif maybe shooting a lew tills year In J)l(f Lake. Haven't, been sick but very little since lust Christinas. Seem lo bo used to England now. They can have it, Ihough. I!e:i(l your columns In the paper when 1 get one nnd enjoy them very much, J. P. That is the article, 1 lliink, In it, so keep it up nnd good luck! (Thanks, ol, pal.) It In almost dnrk here now. So that mean.': 11 o'clock and time to «o lo bed because tomorrow Is another busy day. write when you Yankees Hand Browns Reverse First Loss In 11 Games For Browns; Donald Wins No. 12 l!y United press Snuffy Sdrnweta touched off Hie .scoring pattern w m, -, f )rst _ inning triple, and the New York Yankees carried through to a C to 1 win over the league-leading St l/iuls Browns. It was the first Hr.-mn loss In eleven games. Rollic Hcmsley and rookie HUKS Berry lilt home runs for New York, and Alley Donald viis credited with Ills twelfth win of llie mason, Tlie Chicago White So.\ scored two runs In the ninth inning to break up a tic and win over the lice! Sox, a to 7. It was Chicago's first win of the season in Fenway Park at Doston. Buck ROM WHS the winning pitcher. IMroIt rattled hits all over trie Washington ballyard, winning un ! mid I'll try to drop a lltic .sooner. Sincerely, Bud. 11 to 4 sUirjicsl,. Stubby Ovcrmlre pitched for the 'Users. PhfliKlcJijliln look a fl u, 3 mm from Cleveland. leuss Christopher was the winning pitcher for Die A's. and Joe iteving the loser for Cleveland. In Hie'National League, big ml! Nicholson, leading home-run hit- ler in the major leagues, picked He last half of the ningth Inning lo tug his twenty-sixth home run »f the year. Tills smash tied up the game at six runs each. Brooklyn won over the Cubs in the nth 7 to 6. ' Three Doston players homered agaiiitt the Cincinnati Keels but the ffccond-itlace R e( | s WOI1 tn ,, game 12 t.-i o. Charley Workman, Clyde Klullx and Connie Elchl.son hit rouiul- trlppers for Boston. Plllsburgh blasted four Giant pitchers in a night game, scoring u dozen runs to beat the New York entry. 12 to 8. Prank Coleman homered for Pittsburgh and Art Ciicciimillo was credited with bis second win of the year The high-flying St. 1/JnLs Cards scored six runs in the fourth inning, and loped lo a 9 to 4 victory over Philadelphia. Here's today's •schedule: •> In the American League, SI Louis plays at New York, Chicago al Boston, Cleveland at, Philadelphia, and Detroit at Washington In the National League, New Yorkisat Pittsburgh, Brooklyn at SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1044 Baseball Standings SOUTHERN I.KAUUK W. lj Atlanta 2 8 Ifl Nashville 27 )3 Memphis '.[23 H Little Hock |r, -ft New Orleans IQ ;>4 Birmingham jg 32 Mobile ju 24 Chattanooga u 20 NATIONAL IHAGim W. I,. St. Louis 75 27 Clnciuimt! s<; 45 Pittsburgh (>5 45 New York so 65 Chicago 40 52 Dostun ,13 p.. lirooklyn 43 g.f Philadelphia ag o AMERICAN LKAO.UE W. Ij. St. Louis 64 43 Boston 57 ^3 New York 54 50 Detroit 55 50 Cleveland 53 sc Chicago si 55 Philadelphia -!8 01 Washington 44 (52 Pel. .736 .875 .022 .400 .533 .424 .400 .350 Pet. .735 .554 .550 .4713 .409 ^.432 .410 .384 Pet .5118 .538 .510 .52-1 .480 .481 .440 .-115 Mobile 3, Atlanta 0. Ch.itt.'iiOTogrt 8, Nashville K. Uirmbighnm 4, New Orleans 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 12, Boston ij. Brooklyn 7, Chicago 0. Night games: Pittsburgh 12, New York 8. St. Louis B, Philadelphia 4. AMKICICAN LKAdllt; A New York C, 31. Louis I. A Chicago 9, Boston 7. Night games: Detroit 11, Washington 4. Philadelphia IJ, Cleveland 3. Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games: Memphis 4, Little Hock 0. Chicago, Boston at Cincinnati, and Philadelphia at si, Louis. r r~f r <«//'/ k Today's Games SOUTHERN LKAGUE Memphis at Little Hock. New Orleans at Birmingham. Atlanta at Mobile. Only games scheduled. New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nijrhlly 8:00 1'. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System Saturday "BOSS OF RAWHIDE' With Dave O'llricn Sii( unlay OWL SHOW "NABONGA" With JJiislcr Crab be Sunday and Monday'Hj "All BABA AND FORTY THiEVES" Will. Jun Hall ;111 ,| jj;, rl - a Mcll(ez FOUR YEARS AGO, Uaitf WAS IN OUR SHOES H ANS is ;i German. Four years ago, ho felt the way many of us feel loday. 1 IB thought ilic war was as good as won. ] !c mill reason lo think so. Far more reason than we have. France was his. England was bloody after Diiiikcrejuc.The German Army seemed invincible. Hut the war wasn't almost over. And now it is our •armies (hat arc on tho march. H is our bombcrs',bhst- ing German cities. Victory is in our grasp. It's'up lo us to sec that we don't let it slip through our fingers the way Hans did. ; Most of us know Hint this is Ilic mililary crisis of this war—the lime y.!ici) our lighting men imisl give cvcrylliing they have, not once in a while but hour after hour—day after day. But this alone is not enough. The lives of brave men are not enough. Money is needed too. '.<•*)• "' • For this is the financial crisis of (he war just as surely as it is the military crisis. Millions of dollars' worth of equipment is being destroyed. The , ;j ^.. money to replace it must come from us, quickly. If every last one of us here at home will try lo match the constant, day-to-day drive of the men who fight our battles, we'll raise that money. ,j7 The way to elo it is (o put every cent we can possilily invest into U.S. War Bonds. Not some of us. All of us. Not once in a while during a drive, but regularly. i Can we do the job that Hans couldn't do? It's up lo you, And here are S more reasons for buying Extra War Bonds! 1. War Bonds ore tho best, Ihe safest ment in the worldl 2. War Bonds return you $4 for every $3 in 10 years. 3. War Bonds help keep prices down. 4. War Bonds will help win tho Peace by in- creaiing purchasing power offer tho War. 5. War Bonds mean education for your children, security tor you, funds for retirement. BUY YQOR INVASION BONOS This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co, L. K. Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A, S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mfg. Co. Blytheville Water Co. The Crafton Co. Delta Implement!, Inc. Loy Eich Chevrolet C». Gay & Billing, Inc.. JiedePi Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Langston-Wroten Co. Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Charles S. Lemon, ~* Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. p| anters Hardware Co., Inc. Hardaway A P pli«nce Ct. The New York Herrick', Jewelry P a f O'Bryaut Hubbard Furniture C«. Palace Cafe MubbardHuifoai.C*. J. C. Penney C«. Huddlejton fc C». >" " ] Phillips Motor Co. Robinson Drug Co. I. Rosenrhal, Inc. Tom W. J*dfj» n Rustic Inn A. G. Shibley Wholesale Grocen C. G. Smith Floyd A. Whit e Zellner'i Slipper Shop utini tUFF - Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Last Time Today N 'South of the' 1 ' Border' wilh Gene Autrjr Serial: "Desert Hawk" Selected Shorts Saturday Midnight Show Girl in the Case with Edmund Lowe and .Tanis Carter Selected Shorts Sunday ;mil Monday William GAXTON r Virginia \ ;mirt>l ^ , .. ^ ££,r f r roMMir DIX? M j (NANCY JUNE AUYSON I KENNY BOWERS I te,. b jf .it. sC^ Ou« t l«J b, EOWMD tu Parantauiit Xcws Shorts

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