The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 19, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 19, 1944
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. {jjFAOESIX Johnny Carlin On Arena Card Swedish Heavyweight To Moke Debut- Before Local Mat Fans ' Promoter Mike Meroney presents another newcomer to Blyllicvllle wrestling fans as one of (lie features ' of an all-star card Monday night at the American Legion arena, 'Making his debut along local cauliflower row is Johnny Curlln, rough, tough, 190-pound Swede. .; The; Swede,, n member of the ol' school which has produced many outstanding wrestling greats, will participate in the fag match main . event nlong .with four other fast clever mat artists 1 which may rival the best program or the current season, In the opinion of the Legion ring Imnressario . who has shown sonic magnificent cards of late Carlln Is matched with SfUff Scrgl Chris Belkas, wrestling Instructor at the Blythevillc Army Air Field and holder of several worlds weight lifting titles. In the opposite corner will be Gus Wistar, the blond Dutch wizard, and Cecil (Blacksmith) Pedigo, former Junior Middleweight champion of Ihe worlij. Wisbar Tests Carlin For the preliminaries the matchmaker has booked V/lstar ngntnst CMlin In one of .the single-fall 30-minute time limll Individual matches. Pedfgo will match his experience and skill against that of his younger rival, Bclkas. As usual, the tag match will operate over the hour and a half time limit, two best.falls out of three -determining the winner. ". Promoter Meroney hnd nalhliii but praise for Carlin. He described him as a disciple of the scientific style of grappling, a performer who is well versed in all phases of the, backed by. years of experience against top-night competition. . He uses no special hold, but utilizes several in the process of wearing down the opposition, prcparlnc for the kill: -.That the Swede is n tough veteran Is. indicated by the fact that Iwo men have died from injuries received In matches will) him, He was absolved from all criminal blriine. ; Bclkas Big Favorite ..Cai-lln's teammate, Belkns, Is one of the most popular wrestlers ever to- appeal- In the Legion tii-ena Highly skilled, fast, clever antf n good showman, the soldier has earned a big spot in the fans' affection. He rolled up a 10-match winning; streak before losing to the kicking star, Allen, in a hard fought brilliant battle that bordered on trie sensational: 'Chris, unusually versatile and In DOPE BUCKET •X J. P. TAINT so tci- on u. G ot up n They say there Is no senlmient of 10 |ti nothing- flnt in the Army; (bat It's a cold-blood- Still don't know w ed :>ialtcr-of-fflct business |)ro|X>sl- tion of gelling men ready to be either kilted to get killed. It may be so, but an Interesting letter from Wall (Dub) Logan, UP corresixm- dent who Is attached to the British Fleet In India, serves as evidence Hint there Is some personal feeling despite this grim war. Wnlt (lie noiv signs his letters "Salty") recently discovered his birthday coincided with that of Lord Louis Moimtbatten, and also the ship they were on, so, the boys staged a big celebration on board, which Included a huge birthday cake for "Dub" with candles and "1. The. letter, directed to Ills parents, Mr. nticl Mrs. Theodore Lo- gnii. follon's: Colombo, July 1, 1044. written In a couple of _ .... 1 have been traveling quite a bit. Now I'm killing a couple hours walling for the tialn to Knndy where I hope to change into some clean clothes and rest all Dear Folks Haven't weeks but for <i day or GO. Suppose might have rend perfect physical condition, brinos his tremendous arm nnd hand strength into play In his battle .tactics and the strategy has paid Had been nbonrd about an when a package arrived—my something about the Andarnay Island "sltlkc" by the Fleet Air Arny the other day I went along on' a British cruiser and had the time of.iny life, although I got my legs sunburned ,T. little My birthday coincided with Lord Louis', nnd that of the ship so we Imd quite n celebration. I had been living : aboard the Cruiser in hnrbor but moved to another ship to work on seme stories. "-•• ' ' • • hour ^.... ^ ,...i pajamas I'm always leaving them under the pillow when I park A couple of liours later they sent over another package—my t binoculars. Ltist but not least, was my raln-t coat. The people seeing me receive all those packages are still curious but i never told them what was in them. MAKE BIG CAKE F^nny thing, Sunday night I mil up to Kandy to refurnish my wardrobe anil nl the mess they had nn enormous blrtlidny cake made up for me—pink, white, blue and green Icing with "Happy Dlrthriay Wal- tllug. profession. In lh| s match he will get a brcnk by drawing one who is near Ills weight. In most matches he 1ms been forced to battle with men who outweighed him by 10 pounds and over. The former Louisville blacksmith is a powerful, resource'tul little niim .lacucs and the strategy has paid Y ','""• "»uurccttii muo mlm off in big'dividends. lii a recent ?, , e " '" lll!m >' gruelling match he received a severe knee •!V Btc ! lcs - Abo " 1 « decade ago he won injury but has recovered comnlr/nlv i"?. Jl ""? r Middleweight crown.nnd ---""*•« " ei^vtiL: njjuu injury but has recovered completely and should be at his peak-. .Wisbar and Pcdlgo should provide a severe test for them. Both are outstanding- inatnieii, and extremely popular wilh the customers Especially is Wisbar n big favorite due no doubt to his skill and ring generalship. He is fast, elusive nnd unusually hard to trap or fool. He is. dangerous at all times. A favorite stunt of his Is lo nppcar on the groggy side in an effort to draw In his opponent, It has worked effectively in several matches and paved^the way for victory. i Former Champ MJddlewe'lgl two years before outgrowing the division. He was unbeaten wliile champion. Despite the fact llml h c Invariably gives away much poundage and lias a physical handicap to most full fledged heavyweights, Pedigo is still plenty good. His chief foile is Ihe famed "crucifix" which has brought or paved the way for ninny victories. When hc clumps it on a toe it usimlly is curtains for them and they know it. Usually they surrender Immediately rather than lake a chance on iwsslble permanent Injury. Tremendous strength in his arms and shoulders enable Pedigo to make the hold effective tcr" on it. Got up a dinner p:ntj WRESTLING legion Hut, Monday, Aug. 21, 8:15 p. m . Lowert Admission of «B 7 Wrertltet Aren» to Amertc*. ' On Sale «t thTLegfan Aren. fcTer y Monday from « p. m. on. TAG MATCH CARLIN & BELKAS WISBAR & PEDIGO 2 30-mln. Preliminaries GUS WISBAR vs. JOHNNY CARLIN SGT. CHRIS BELKAS FARM LOANS 4% Present Loans Refinanced. Liberal Property Valuation. COMPARE OUR SERVICE NOBLE GILL AGENCY "Complete Insurance Service" GLENCOEBLDG. _*___ PHONE 3131 Still don't know whether I'll be kept liere, sent lo Ihe Central Pu clflc or home tor a bit. Am more or less on Heel alone now but unfortunately Ihere Isn't enough doing here to keep one busy all Hit time. Amazing thing Is the number ot people In the RN who have "keen In New York since the war. Invariably, they like the Slates fine, while some of the others arc somewhat nntl-U.S. (In a polite sort of way), i sal up until 1 a. m. this morning arguing with a fellow who thought lynchliigs an everyday oe- curcnc'c and said Tie never believed American communiques' We insjilt- ed each other roundly and parted the best of friends. He was an e\ ceptlon. Very tew Englishmen you meet arc nnylhing but cxlrcmeij friendly and polite. Aboard the cruiser, when the Pacific battic was going on, they turned to the neus as eagerly as a bunch of Americans might. Am writing Hits at (he Ked Cross "Crossroads Club" in Colombo, a wondcrlul place. Many cvcnlnijs you can find Americans, Canadians, French, Dutch, Chinese, and what have you, eating hamljeigcrs and the like., No Coen Coins. HAS BEEN FLYING . I owe you n dozen letters but simply can't write unless I have a typewriter. Cnii'l think straight. Besides, It's difficult to write about my activities. 1 flew here today ant can't say where from. Can sny there's practically no where In Ccyloii I imven't visited or flown 13 Dub ("Sally") P. S. Tell Max "Happy Birthday". His is the only one I can remember; and Wynettes. Dear Folks: Just received a buticli of pictures of Ceylon which might lie of interest. Instead of coming by train 1 went to a movie ami caught a ride with a .couple of MP's In a Jeep. We :iad a fiat tire and had to stop n truck an t i borrow a jnck. At that ix>lnt..we learned we had been on the wrong road for 19 jnile.s nnd consequently arrived much Inter than we'd expected. Nice' trip though with the tropical moonlight shining through Ui e palms ami lighting up the valleys as we drove through the mountains. Dub :A UP correspondent assigned to the Raleigh, (NO) office, WnH Cd and got the wnr correspondent post. He lins seen service in every theater. Perhaps his biggest assignment, certainly ns dramatic nnri colorful ns.nny, was nt historic Casnblnnca where President Roosevelt met wilh the Allied chiefs. He served as chief of the UP correspondents nt that blstory-makinjf session. He twice has been kayoccl by falling bombs, In England and Italy, but recovered quickly. Walt wns graduated from Blytlie- ville High school and attended Arkansas Slate College, Joncsboro. New York. — Football returns to New York University this fall with six-game schedule. - Mickey Owen yields only a foot, but K; lii'dfts rides in safely for a score. M- HUSHE HAS APOUND- Tennis Finals Set For Sunday Jaycee Tournament Enters Last Round At Bar ham Court Tomorrow's finals' In the Jayccc Tennis Tournament will feature a "bicther net", except these broth- eis will be on the opposite side of the fence or the net In this case. Chester Caldwell and Harry Carter Fan- .will oppose Ben Lancashire and Dan Cnt<l"-ell In the Junior doubles bracket. Both Caldwell boys nie Die sons of Mr. Chester Caldwell. and Mrs. Running into the fourth clay of play, the tournament Is Hearing its end, with finals slated for tomorrow. Ihe tournament, played at the Bnrtmm-Wallace court began Thursday. in yesterday's games,' a hotly contested match between J. R, McConnell and Kendcll Berry resulted in Mr. Berry's defeat.wilh a score of 6-2, 7-9, and 1-5. In the other senior singles pairing, Wilson Henry defaulted to Bob Smith Another three-game match with plenty ol action was in the senior doubles bracket when Wilson Henry and Sonny Osborne defeated Wesley Stalling:; and Carl Wallace, 6-8, 6-3, nnd fl-2. Victors In the other senior doubles match were Mr. McConnel and Mr. Berry who defeated Siinford Shclton and Charles Brogdon, (3-1 and 6-2. A lively game in the junior doubles was played yesterday morning when Ben Lnncanshlrc and Dan Caldwell defeated Charles Warren nnrl J. L. Johnson, 0-G, 7-5, and e-3 In the other junior doubles, Joe Sallba and Frank Nicholson defeated Mac Williams and Hampton, a substitute, 0-4, and G-0. Hany Carter Farr and Chester Cnlriwell de- fentcd Joe Sallba nnd Prank Nicholson 6-1 nnd 6-1. In the 'junior singles, Harry Carter KBIT defeated Charles Criggcr, 6-0, 0-0; Frank Nicholson defeated Everett Peterson. 0-3 and 6-3; Chester Caldwell defeated Frank Nicholson 7-5 and 0-3; Mac Williams outscored Russell Phillips with a score of G-0 and G-l; Ben Lancanshire defeated Joe Saliba, G-2 and 10-8, and Harry Cartel- Fan- won over Jim Smart, C-0 and Pinnls tomorrow will begin • nt 12 o'clock, and be played until \boul 8 o'clock tomorrow night About 100 spectators were hand dining yesterday's game- to watcli the contestants perform Bleachers are provided by the Jaycees for the gallery and spec- t a tors are invited.. There is no admission charge to the matches. SATUKIJAY, AUGUST 19, 1944 Perry Loses To Mcbaniels In 4th Round NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (Tjpj Hard-hitting Jimmy MclDanlels of Los Angeles battered hi; way into boxing's upper brackets with a fourth-round technical knockout of Young Aaron I'crry of Washington, •D, C, McDaniels ran into a stiff right soon after the first round opened and sat out a nine count. But jimmy brought the crowd of nearly CGOO people in Madison Square Oar- den to Its feet, with his quick and devastating comeback. The California belter centered his attack on Perry's body. McDaniels battered away at the Washington youngster In n manner, that reminded ringsiders of another great body-puncher, heavyweight champion Joe Louis. After wearing Perry down McDaniels floored tlie game 18-year- old three times. And the third time Perry rolled over on his face an, the final seconds of the fourth round ticked away. Referee Billy Cavanaugh stopped the fight, then, Perry was all through. The victory will probably earn McDaniels an important bout next month, ft was the second knockout in Perry's brief but brilliant career. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE .., , w - L ' P C <Atlanta 31 u C8!) Nashville 31 '-15 Memphis 20 20 .504 New Or|eans 23 2G .409 Little Rock 20 24 454 Mobile 20 26 .434 Birmingham 17 29 .378 Chattanooga 15 30 .^3 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. -Kt. St. Louis 82 28 Pittsburgh 63 4$ Cincinnati 63 46 Chicago 50 56 New York so 63 Boston ...'.44 67 Philadelphia 43 64 Brooklyn 44 69 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis C8 47 Boston 61 53 Detroit 60 . .... ........ 53 New York ............ 59 53 Cblcnfio ............. 55 50 Cleveland ........... 55 Philadelphia ......... 53 Washington ......... 47 07 .745 .571 .577 .472 .442 .308 .402 .389 Pet, ,591 .535 .531 .527 .482 .470 .453 .412 null r on! Nearo Baseball Team Will Play Dyersburg The BAAF Negro baseball team will play host to the Dyersburg Tenn, Army Air Field Negro aggregation in n game (his afternoon ot Ihe baseball diamond across Iron the Post chapel. The game begins at 3 o'clock and will be the first meeting of the two teams. NIX WITH GRID GIANTS New York.—Emery Nix, passing quarterback product of Texas Chris-- tian, has signed for his second season with the professional New York Ginnta. i i i i i 1 I I II ,1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I'M SAVING WASTE PAPER; s KB t* v mm ^' All ov«r tfat country wirM tad iwwtWctt art collecting wa»t» ptp«f. Th«y u tiut our fighting m«a deiperttelf critical w*f material. TTiey •*« miking a weekly habit of ' old a*w«p*j*r«, beset, wtmp- ping*. Th«r AM not burning or destroying w**£t p*p«* — tbty at* Moding It to m*k« or wrap thu 700^000 " " '<t SAVE WM «rtk[* wed by out wmiei. D« fom p«t *lon» with then patriotic wo«n«o. G«t you* tlubt, dvk «od church group* bthind thii marwneat ColUot wwt* p*p«-l>aodl« lt-«nd tuna k In : : I and help U.^.JICTORY WASTE PAPER XAMPAI6H fliers Meet Stuttgart 1h c BAAF Bsiscbiill Team journeyed to the Stuttgai-t Army Air Field early this morniny for games there today and tomorrow. This «-jl| be (lie second meeting between these two teams, Uie BAAF nine having decisively defeated the Stuttgart team in two games here recently. Next Saturday and Sunday, the locals will play two games at Ihe Columbus, Miss., Army Air Field. Yesterday's Results SOUTIHIEKN LEAGUE Memphis 9, New Orleans 4 Atlanta 8, Nashville -1. Little Rock J-7, Birmingham 2-2 Mobile 5, Chattanooga 2. NATfOJVAl, LEAGUE Chicago 5, Boston 3. Cincinnati 1-7, Brooklyn fl-o. Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 5, New York 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 2, New York 0 Detroit 3-4, Boston 0-7. Chicago 2, Washington 1 Philadelphia 5, St!" Louis 4. GULF SERVICE Corner 5th and Main Now Under Manngcracjil of 0. E. 'Nick' Nicholson Washing - Greasing SimonJzijig - Tire Kcpalr ONE STOP SERVICE loday s Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at New Orleans. Chattanooga at Mobile. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at Chicago. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at Cincinnati. New York at St. Louis. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at Washington night St. Louis at Philadelphia. Cleveland at New York. Detroit at Boston. New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 P. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System Saturday "SILVER CITY KID' An Western SEKIAL & SHOKT Saturday OWL SHOW 'NEVER A DULL MOMENT" wilh The I!i(z Brothers Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday "PIN UP GIRL" with Hetty Grable Fo.\ Ken-s ft Short CHICKASAW West Slain Near 2!sl SI. Sat ttarts 1Z:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Conlhinons shows Sat. and Snn. Last Time Today Double Feature "HOME IN WYOMING" with Gene Autry and "KNOCKOUT" wilh Arthur Kennedy SERIAL: "Adventures of Hie Flying Cadels" Comedy Sunday & Monday "RIDE 'EM COWBOY" with Abbott & Costcllo Universal News Comedy . n r 7:30 Show Start* 7:45 Last Time Today 'Wildcat of Tucson' with Wild UNI Hickox HKKIAI.: "Desert Huivli 1 ' Short Saturday MIDNITE SHOW The Curse of the Cat People' with Simonc Simon ft Kcnl Smith Selected Shorts Sunday and Monday 'Crime ^ School' with Humphrey Bogarl & the Dead Kirts J'iir.imounl \civs End ! THEATRE Manila, Ark. U'i:t:K-I)AV NIGHTS Box Office Opens 8— Show St. -it 8:15. SATUKDAYS & SUNDAYS Hnx Office Opens 1 Show Starts 1:15 rls Sal unlay "FALSE COLORS" Featuring William Boyrt ns Hopalong < CHAPTER 5: "The Three ketcers" Disney Comedy Saturday OWL SHOW "ZIS BOOM BAH" The Year's Zippitsl College Musical Comedy Cartoon Sunday and Monday "TENDER COMRADE" ivilli Kobcrt Ilyan & Kuth Husscy UKO News & Comedy

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