The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 21, 1944
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PAGE SIX Thompson Crowned! C/ty Tennis Champ; fan Junior Cnafnpion * i ' J. L- Thompson provided.the major upset of the Junior Chamber of Commerce's first' annual tennis Tournament by defeating highly favored Russell Barham, 8-6, 6-1, 6-1, for the men's singles championship yesterday afternoon on the concrete court at the Red Star Gin. , ... Barham, however, teamed with Robert Lee Smith to take the doubles crown from Hildred Bunch and Harmon (Bear trap) Taylor, 6-1, 3-6, and 6-2. "In the Junior division Hirryt- Carter Farr defeated Chester Caldwell, 8-1, 6-1, singles. 6-3, in the boy's •Harry Carter and Chester Joined with Bnrhitm mid Smith In life exciting doubles. After dropping the first game Russell and Bob took hands to down lanky Ben Lan- slx '» « ««' far "><• first sel - cashlre and Dan Caldwell In the " co " (i sct wns lcd at 2 ' 2 boy's doubles. 6-4 and 7-5 The scores were: l Ta5 ' lor aud Blmch anc ' ' oc ' 4 ' our °' weilt lo work 'he next, live Miss Marlon Stcmao had lime' earner Barham and Smith look the disposing of Miss Francis | flrsl Jlv e sames of tlio third set he- ln straight sets, 6-2 nud 1 (ore <lroppl»6 one. then cltiiclied'lt. trouble Bright 6-0, in the girl's singles finals. Barham Starts Fast Breaking away to a 4-0 lead, Barham appealed headed for an cnsy triumph. But:thanks to an accurate back hand slroke that pulled litm out of many tight spots, J. L. rallied brilliantly to pull even al 4-4 In the.initial set. Russell took the next game at; love then erred four straight times for 'Ihpinpson to again tie at 5-all. j. h. also took the next with a loss of only one point, only to have Barham oome through to throw the thrilling game into another deadlock, 6-6. The future champion the annexed the next- two ; games for the set. The fourteenth' game was deuced five limes 4' Thompson Dominates Play From then on it, was'all Thompson as he .back-handed beautifully' and completely dominated piny. He ran the second set to 3-0 before Barham broke, through, -then ran out With three more victories, The third' set, was almost n replica or the second'with the winner setting a blistering pace for the tiring Barham. Husscll spoiled a love set by taking the sixth game. Statistics reveal the wide superiority of- the new title holder, lie was credited with 33 ^earned points to 12 in the three-set match. 1 He ; made 63 errors to 76 for Barhnm, who racked ; xip six service nces. J. L. served a wonting- of what was in slorc as b.D .clowned Mildred Bunch, ^.another prime favorite G-2, 6-3, in the semi-finals Saturday. Bnrhnrn had to come from bchiiul to defeat Robert Lee Smith, 9-7, 6-3, in n torrid, gruelling match to enter the championship round. 4 Loser* Rally Briefly •With exception of the second set, Taylor and Bund) could not cope TilILORIM EXPERT Martin Robinson is Coming to 9ur Store on • Wednesday Thursday Friday Let him sh'ow you his large and unusually fine array of brand new SUITINGS and COATINGS to be Ma4e to Measure f ' ,-r >' ^ Let him take your measurement for a Suit or Coat, to be delivered now or later. R.D.Hughes \ &Co. ; Blytheyille Taylor and Bunch, made n flnnl desperate bid In the fourth set but didn't have quite enough to with- Belkas Paired Pedigo and Wisbar To Match Holds With Johnny Cartin, Belkas THE CAItn Alain Event: 'I'm match. Principals: -Johnny C.-irlln (193) ami Start Scrfil. Chris llclkus (100) versus Cecil (HhutanNli) I'eitigu anil Gus! Wisbar (130). Time Mmll: 00 inlnulcs, t«o best falls of ibrcc. Preliminaries: Carlln versus Wis- barj JJclkas versus Time Limit: 30 minutes each, single falls. Scene: American Legion arena, Slarlinir time: 8:30. ' Speed, Rcllon and science will lie on -display lonlchl al Ihc American Legion iirenn us Promoter Mike Mo- stand Ihe steady slroklng and ser-jroney presents four of his tastesl vice accurate of tile opposing team, j and cleverest mnl giants in an all- Farr Has Class star wrestling card, starting nt 8:30. Young Fair had too much class! Led by newcomer Johnny (Swede) for Chester In the boy's singles and'Carlln, who Is making his Blythc- had little trouble winning Ihe lltlc,|vllle debut, this quartet of stars are despite a gallant try by the losing down [or a Intf match and a couple youngster, ills accurate volleying |0 X single fall preliminaries that are proved to be Hie difference between expected to develop into an ncllon- the two clever youths. The Boy's doubles was nip and tuck, hard fought and closely contested most ol the way. Beit and Dan took a two-game lead, then dropped four straight before recovering In the sccvnth and eighth games. But Chester nnd Hurry Carter spoiled the belated bid by tak- ng tlie next two and the set. They were tied four times, 1-1, 22, 3-3. and 5-5, before Harry Carter and Chester got the winning tpackcd evening of entertainment 1 ring thrills that may reach new louch and two straight games lo clinch mutters In th 0 deciding set. Marlon Takes I*ad Marlon took a commanding lead of four games before dropping one lo Francis. She took the next, lost one, and then won It with a love eighth games.' Miss Bright never had a chance In the second as Miss Stemac bore down .to sweep the set/ at love. Kendall Berry served as umpire. Jimmy Stevenson, J. W. Pintle and Charles Brogrtcn aclcd as linesmen. W, Kcmpcr Bmloii handled the public address system and scored. ' the highly successful tournament, was under direction of the Junior Chamber of Commerce ports committee composed of Rolnnd (Skco- ter) Bishop, chnlrmnn; John McDowell and Melvln.Hnlsell. Newcomer Upsets Nelson To Win Golting Title SPOKANE, Wsh., Aug. 21 (UP) — Bob Hamilton of Evansvlllc, Inil., a newcomer In big time golfing circles, upset veteran campaigner Byron Nelson in the Professional Golfer's Association championship, 1 up. . , . • The 2B-ycnr-olri Hamilton closed wllh Nelson all square on tile morning round— each firing identical sets of 70. Hamilton moved cautiously on the next nine, consistently soft- pulUng the greens Nelson, winner bt the 1940 PGA (trophy, missed six puts under six (eel in Ihc morning round— as 4000 fans trailed the two along the softly-banked manito course. Today s Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Llltle Rock at. Memphis, night. Birmingham at New Orleans. Mobile at Atlanla. Cliattnriooga at Nashville. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at St. Louis. Brooklyn at Pittsburgh. New York nt Chicago. Only gomes scheduled. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at Philadelphia night St. Louis Bl Washington; night. Detroit nt New York Cleveland at Boston. SATURDAY NIGHT RESULTS- SOUTHEUN LEAGUE Memphis 8, New Orleans 4 _BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.? COURIER NEWS DOPE BUCKET Ay X. P, FRIEND Curliti Is Tough The program calls for Carlln, an experienced snippier with n successful, coloiful background, to team with Belkas against Cecil (Blacksmith) Pedigo and CHis Wisbar, two )f the most skilled and active wres- -lers ever to appear hero. They are slated for the usual hour and 11 half, or less, two best falls out of three liecullng each winner. For live curtain raisers thai may steal the spotlight, Carllli hikes on Wisbar and Belkas locks grips with Pedigo. These Imvc n thirty-minute time limit each with a simMc fall. ' ' Much enthusiasm has been created along caulUlowcr row over tin; lipped rn nee of Curlln, especially since It has been learned thai the veteran twice participated hi matches that resulted In death for ihe opposing wrestler. Naturally, Swede wits nbsolvcd from nil criminal blame and given a clean bill. Scrap Is Anticipated Carlln Is expected to have the bailie of his career'when he faces the blond marvel, Wisbnr. For sheer skill and speed, there have been precious few inutinen to show more before local fandoin aud these outstanding finalities, pins a dynamic personality, rate him a tremendous favorite with the limited nrenn for this promising show. His winning streak broken several weeks ago by Allen, Scrgt. Belkns hopes to get back on the victory road tonight, bul should have qulto a scrap on Ills hands. Pctllgo, who rose to the world's junior middleweight, champion about a decade ago, Is a clever, small powerhouse who Is as: cagey and tricky as a lox and dangerous at all times. . Age Versus Youth Pedigo, who is several years Belkas' senior, places his chief hoiws for victory on his superior ring experience and Ills ace hold, the fnnicd and deadly "crucifix" which has brought victory ninny limes over again to the former blacksmith. Pedigo hasn't used It very much in rcccnl months for the simple [act that lie hns been thrown against men much larger and heavier. But, the local Army Air Field soldier is Just nlxnil his size and inny be the victim. Chris, however, will have youth and stamina oil Ills side. He pcr- •haps is Just as strong as Pedigo. hnvlng won nt least nine world's weight luting titles. He, too, is highly skilled and the niatcli should bo a classic. Before the war, Englnml Impo cd eels from France, northern Italy and North Africa. Mobile 9, Chattanooga 6. AMERICAN LKAGUK Washington 3, Chicago 2. SKKS TIII-; I'P.USIDKNT Many persons have had Die privilege of seeing Ihe president of the United States In tills country. But not too many enjoyed that rare treat of getting a glimpse of him overseas. Now with Eleanor, ll's n different matter Indeed. She is a widely traveled visitor. Seaman Buddy Warringlon, youngest of the ;five sons of Mr; and Mrs. Lee war- rlngton, wrote thai he wasifortun- alc lo see President Roosevelt anil General Douglas McArlhur during their recent powwow nt Pearl Harbor. Naturally, he did not say. exactly where lie saw ihcm. only out from Hawaii. Buddy was thrilled lo his toenatls over the experience, lie has been at sea only n. few months. . . Mrs. Gene Hood h (iii'c Miss Pete Wilson) has received Captain Gene's medals from the C-41 pilot. Included ure the.Distinguish- ed Plying Cross and the Air Medal with several clusters. Stationed in New Guinea, Captain Hood Is with (tie Air Transport Conimctnd. He recently returned from n resl trip lo Aiislinlla. . . . LeRoy Dougnn, one ol Ihc most prominent leather slingers ever developed here, has arrived in Prance. His many ring battles arc still recalled as classics, especially those wllh Johnny Pranks, .he Marked Tree mile. . , IAV1-; UNMCJVJK 1'LAN . Lee A. Moore's Seabeo company lias compiled one of the keenest •ecords I have seen. They have piib- Ishcd a book entitled ."1001 Fox Hole Friends." Contained are the names nnd complete addresses of every man in the outfit, enabling home town lx>ys to know each other and yet together. There are many Blylhcvlllo and Mississippi County boys listed, Jncliullng nalpli Davis, 2013 Sycamore, BlythevlHc; O. Jar- rctt, Blylhcvllle; E. D. Parker, Os- ccoln; O. G. David, Caraway; Wlrt Chola, Paragmild,- anil C. W. Scalt, Jonesboro . . . Tiie Seabees arc linrd al work on Guam, according to Junior (Cotton) Gmlintn. The former Country Club caddy champion says he Is quite busy; has absolutely no lime for golf. But wlint he wouldn't give-for the chance to wrap his hands around a golf club. . . . Now, perhaps, he is using a pick and shovel, or hammer as they seek to i»ct the recaptured island back into shape for the combat troops to really get to work. Those boys nre gelling Invaluable experience and training. i .VSSIC.NEI) TO TRANSPORT Lieut. George Trusty, the alcit, dynamic .youngster who mny have carved out a great athletic career with the Chicks hail he been blessed with a little more natural > cqui|i- ment, notably size nnd weight; J has been assigned to the Air Transport Command. He 1ms written friends here that lie likely will be sen- overseas for his training. . . Stalf Sergt. Hugh (Tex) Hnrbert, another outstanding Chick star,' has been trans- lerred to the 63rd Field Hospital at George Meadc, Md., from Camp Ellis, 111. "Tex" was returned from Worth Africa and the Middle East nhout six months ago after haying served almost two years overseas. . . Warrant Officer Mitchell Best, for- mci' assistant football coach and head track mentor at BHS, writes Dr. and Mrs. L. H. Moore that now he is permitted lo say that he tins been on Guadalcanal, New Caledonia, nnd the Russclls during his lat- tsi travels. Bui he did not say where ho was currently stationed. Lieut. Leon Stafford, ex-tribesman, hiss completed his advanced training in searchlight and been sent to Fort Bliss, Tcxns. Sporting a Clark Gable nnistnche. the handsome giant Is In Anli-Aircrart. He has teen n; Camp Davis, N. C. Atlanta Clings To League Lead Lowly Barons Smack Liftle Rock Down In Two Games Yesterday I!y United Press Tour double haulers provided the baseball menu for Southern Association fans yoslerdfiy. And when Ihe [just cleared away, the Atlanla Crackers still lead the field by Ihclr slim half-game margin. The Georgians maintained their lead by splitting a pair with Die second place Nashville Vols. Nashville won the first, 15 (o H, scoring 13 runs in the first three innings. And the Crackers came from behind In the afterpiece to triumph, G lo 1. Memphis auil Nmv Orleans—third ami fourth plncc clubs—bullied to n victory apiece In Ihelr twin bill. The Chicks copped (he opener 4 to 1, and the Pelicans won the night cap, 1 to 0. Meanwhile, the seventh place Birmingham Barons came up with a double victory, over Llllle Reck, uliming; Hie first giime, 3 (o I, 1 anil the second, 5 to 4. In the Chattanooga-Mobile <lou-1 Me header—the third of the day lo l>c divided—the Hears captured the opener, 4 to 3, but dropped (he nightcap, 8 to •). In today's games, Mobile plays at Atlanta, Little Rock al Memphis, Chattanooga at Nashville, an ( i Birmingham at New Orleans ' MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 19.14 Ycslcrday's Results .SODTIIHKKN ikAGUK Memphis 4-0, New OtaitB 2-1 Nashville 15-1, Atlnita 4-6. Mofjjie -1-4, Chaltancoga :j-8 Birmingham 3-5, Ll^le Kock 1-1 'AiUlvKICAN l.EAGUU Chicago 3-3, I'Wladaphla 2-8 Boston 8-11, Cleveland 0-4. Wit/ihlnglon 4-12, sd Louis 2-1, Detroit 4-S), New York 3-8. NATIONAL I.IUGUK Cincinnati 2-1, i>lillullol|>)j|<i M. Pittsburgh 10-7, Brooklyn 7-! 81. Louis 15-3, Boston 5-3 Chicago 7-1, New York 4-3. Sluilcnl Is Anns Expert LAWRENCEVILIjE, 111. (UP)—Lt' William Oliver VVIIIIford or Cleveland, M;ss., .liuci'ni officer at George Field, holds the rating of expert in 13 different classes of firearms, Including 1903 rifle, caliber 30; U. S. ride, caliber 30 mm.; 45 caliber and Thompson sub-nm- cliliu! gun; carbine 30; 30 caliber Fropn where I sit... /j// Joe Marsh How Different Will be Post-war Homes? Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE w. u Atlanta 32 15 Nashville 32 16 Memphis . ..; 28 21 New Orleans 'M 28 Mobile 03 37 tittle Rock 20 2C Birmingham 13 jg Chattanooga l(i 32 AMERICAN LEAGUE VV. L. St. Lotus G8 50 C4 S3 •'' . . . 03 54 ...00 55 ... 55 G5 ...50 07 Boston Detroit . .'. New York . Chicago . . Cleveland . Philadelphia Wnshuigton NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. •Jl. Louis #4 20 " CG 4li G4 48 • •' 51 58 51 G5 -- , 48 .08 Philadelphia .14 $$ Brooklyn ." .' .| G 7! Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago . New York Boston Pet, .681 .007 .571 .•IB2 .449 .435 .404 .333 Pet. .51G .547 .034 .522 ,470 ,•158 .458 .427 Pet. .74,'i .589 .571 .168 .440 .104 .400 He helps keep trouble from happening He's Ihe Cential Office Maintenance Man— an da vital part of good telephone service; He keeps the central office equipment in good working order. The speed and accuracy with which he does his job have a great deal to <3o wich keeping telephone service flowing smoothly—'.especially these days when the wires are needed for war. . ***«* wa *v-*. "Please limit yo ur callloS minutes" when Long Distance circuits arc crowded. SOUTHWESTERN till TELEPHONE COMPANY ' ' Sheep popnliilinn of Australia Is estimated nt 112,000,000 or 18 to every one of.the human population. Mall Dooi-ly, our ] 0 Jal carpenter, has been showinir us archi- iccl's drawings of tljc kind of posl-war houses tlinl' we're going lo live in. Sonic of!thcin look like squaccd-orr.domljioos; some are slreanilincd liku they were going to lly. And they're all filled with fancy tliinps like air- conditioning and whtc-not. "Sure cliniiKi: our li«ino life!" lllatt says impnrlnnlly. "Sluichs," s;iys Daa Mason, "il isn'l Ihc .shape .of a house, or Ihc gadgets in it, that make up yoiir home life." i "What is il Ihcn?" 4iys Matt. "It's (lie lillIt' (hiiiKs," says Dan. "Ijllie a well-Horn clniir before din lire-anil n (jood liook —;ni(l a fi-ic'iitliy glass Of Iiecr nfler a hard day's work. Iilltlo things, that are ;i jiai't of living." From where I sit, Dan's absolutely rjglu. And I think the men who dream of home from overseas agree-that H's the small, familiar pleasures, that add up to home. © 19M, BREWKC INDUSTRY FOUNDATION • flftKflNSAS COMMITTEE J. HUGH WHftRTON, Stati Director, 40? PYRAMID BLDG., DTTLE ROCK WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, Aug. 21, 8:30 p. nt. Low«t Admission of »ny Wre»t!im» in America. Adults, 36c, TAT 9c—Total, 450. Reserved Scats, IZc/Tax So—Total, 15o. Childmi'» Seats 12c, Tai 3c, Total, I5c. Reserved Scats On Sale »t Ihc Legion Arena '••: Erery Monday from 6 p. m. on. TAG MATCH CARLIN & BELKAS WISBAR & PEDIGO 2 30-miii. rroliminarics GUS WISBAR JQHNNYCARL1N SGT. CHRIS BELKAS BLACKSMITH PEDIGO ^DEALERS' FIRST IN Si R V I C E 1 out of every HEVROLET/ light and heavy machine gun; U. S. automatic pistol; CO mm. mortar;;' 81 mm. mortar; 55 caliber British anti-tank gun; 'J7 mm. anti-tank gun; bazooka, and grenade.! Medieval surgeons used wine as an anesthetic, giving it to pallenls until they passed out. . For Biliousness, Sour S'.omach, Flatulence and Headache, due to Constipation, lake Colotobs. Uso only a.( directed. f •mm» THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY NIGHTS liox Office Oiiens 8—Show Slaris • al 8:15. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS i I!a\- Office Opens 1 ' Show Starts 1:15 'Last Time Today "TENDER COMRADE" Hi tli Uutjcil & KuM, H Ussey KKO News & Comedy Tuesday & Wednesday "GILDERSLEEVE'S GHOST" with _ Harold I'rary, Marion MarlB & llicluirct LcGrand ' I!KO News & Short CHSCKASAW | West Main Near Zlst St. f, Sal. starts )Z:45; Sun. starts 1:15 i Nljlit shows 5:45 | Except Monday, openn 6:45 >, Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. 1 Last Time Today "RIDE 'EM COWBOY" , with . [ Abbott i- Coslcllo . Universal News " C'cmietly Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 P. M. f Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System 4 cars is a CHEVROLET 1 out of every 3 trucks is a CH EVRQLI More people go to CHEVROLET dealers for service than to any other dealer organization BUY MORE BONDS!!I SPEED THE VICTORY Save the Wheels that Serve Awer/ir Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. 301 W. Walnut Phone 678 Clytheviite, Ark. Last Time. Today "PIN UP GIRL" with Betty Cir.-iule Fo.\ News & Short Tuesday "SUBMARINE BASE" with John Lylcl SEHIAL & SHORT Open 7:30 SboH- Starts 7:45 Monday N'iglit OM<; snow 'Crime School^ wilh ' * "I g;>vl & llic Dead En Humphrey I!og;> Kills rnranioiint News Short Tuesday PAL NITE Three of a Kim with Billy Gilbert. Shcmp Howard & M.ixic Roscnbloom Selected Shorts

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