The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 18, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 18, 1944
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; PAGE BLYTHKVILLE (AKK.). .COURIER NjBWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1944 13 Conference fedms To Play Chicks Open Against Caruthersritle, Mo., Non-Conference Foe The week that loyal football fans have been waiting nine months foils here; the week that marks the opening of'the gridiron season. Thirteen members of the Arkansas High School Football Conference swuig Into acllon with a vim this Friday as the campaign officially gets oft to a flying start. Three of the 10 games involving conference teams aie title affairs. The Fordyce Redbugs, one of the weaker sisters of the Big 15 for Ihe last several years, tiavcls to Little Rock for a loop contest with the rejuvenated Bengals, lated by prc- teason dopesters as the team to beat ere'comes Turkey Dny. They get n jump on the others by playing Thursday night to avoid conflicting with the North Little Rock-Benton Fliers.Beateh By Greenville In Final Games The Blytheville Army Air Field closed their 1944 baseball scnsin by dropping two one-run verdicts to the Greenville (Miss,) Filers Thursday and Friday. The Mlsslsslpplans scored three runs in the last half of the ninth in •both games lo win, Mel Pnrnell the losing pitcher both limes. Mel and John McCormlc hooked up In a scoreless deadlock for eight inning!, of Die series -opener. The locals counted two ruas In Ihelr half of the frame, only to have the Mississippi Fliers county three Curing their time at bat for a 3-2 verdict. Going into the final round of the second game with a 0-7 advantage the Blytheville Fliers snw their advantage fade before a three-run homer by Holden, be- sj>6ctncled first baseman. The Eastern Flying Training Command championship, which Blytheville won two weeks ago, was not affected. battle the following night. Port Bmlth and El Dorado, two of the better elevens and expected lending candidates, come together at thc Oil Clly in what may have a definite, bearing on the final outcome of the championship. Tigers Invade Haley Field Here In Blytheville thc Chicks raise the curtain Friday night against the Caruthersvllle Tigers, marking the first time In more than 8'decade and o half that pigskin representatives of the two schools have met. • Two future Chickosaw opponents meet at Forrest City when Ihc Mustangs face Parkin. The, Tigers, runners up In the Northeast Arkansas Conference in 1943, nre reported to have most of their great team returning, wliile the Thoroughbreds are due to rank higher than last i year. They defeated Elaine by two touchdowns lost week. Pine'-Bluff, defending conference •champions, take on their traditional first game.foes, thc McGehce Owls, and-are given the nod by dopesters. Coach Foy Hammons Hope Bobcats"! unless much slronger this sea- EonHhan in the last half-decade, are scheduled to get off to a losing start at the hands of thc Smnck- over. Buckaroos. The Bucks showed tremendous power in blasting Cmn- den 38-14 last Friday night,,living up to advance notices as the state's No; 1 team" outside the Big 15. Hope won only n coule of games in '43, but are considered much stronger. ; "Trojans Meet .Catholics • Th'e'Hot Springs Trojans, perennially-a" power in Ihe circuit, should have : little more than a workout against'C»tholtc High of Little Rock in theirs own back yard, t Licking their wounds suffered in the Smackover opener last week Camden -may have a JllUe better lubK against \yarren this week. The. Lumberjacks have not ranked high in several seasons. .rOver in .the western part of thc state Russellvllle opens at home against an old foe, Greenwood. The Bailey-coached oulfit, which returns to "the: Blytheville schedule after an absence of n couple of years, should get oil to a winning lorm • against thc non-conference team which appears none too strong. . Theischedule: ' CARUTHERSVILLE AT BLYTHEVILLE. t 'Fprdyce at Little Rock (Thursday). ' ' -Benton at North Little Rock. . •Fort Smllh at El Dorado. • Greenwood at Russcllville. " McGchcc at Pine Bluff. I Catholic High at Hot Springs. Parkin at Forrest City, Warren at Camden. Hope at Smackover. •Conference games. ' Results Last Week Smackover 38, Camden 14. Fordyce 1, Warren 9. El Dorado. 25, Haynesville, La., 0. Fort Smith 47, Van Buien 0. Forrest City 12, Elaine 0. Double Victory Sends Detroit Out In Front By United Press The Detroit Tigers ended their long, and rometime.s doubtful, drive to the American League lead by a double victory over the Cleveland Indians 7 to 2 and 3 to 0. The Bengals are now one half game ahead of the St. Louis Browns ail'J two full games ahead of the New York Yankees. The Red Sox arc four games behind. The St. Louis Browns divided their twin bill .-with the Chicago While Sox, taking the opener 5 to I. The Chisox rallied to nab the second bout 8 to 2. Von Ludwig Will Face Roy Allen Belkas To Take On Champion Of Mexico In Feature Match THE CAH1) DOUBLK MAIN EVENT First m.alrh! Hoy Allen (130) versus Otto Von I.uilwlg (193). Second match: Stuff Scrst. Chris Belhas (130) versus "Tiiffy" Trues dale, (181), champion of Sievlco Starling lime: 8:30. Scene: American Legion arena. Iteferee: Mike Meroney. The lighl heavyweight championship of Mexico nnd the beautiful cmMcmiUlc belt lielU by "Tuffy 1 Truesdatc will nut Ire at stnke tonight when tlic dapper St. Low boy faces Staff Sergt Chris Bclkus, Blythevlllc Army Air Field wrestling Instructor, In one ot Hie double 'feature mutches of promoter Mtkc Meroney's nil-star curd at the American Legion arena. Promoter Meroney explained that such championship mutches always arc' held In the country where the tlllc Is Involved. In tills case It would o( a necessity be staged in Mexico City with the usual forfeitures, weight requirements, and advance publicity. Not Expected to Affect But this fact Is not expected to have any effect on the action and excitement that arc due to come when the two clever, scientific marvels get together In Hie flnalo of the outstanding show. If advance notices and apparent Interest is any Indication, a new attendance record likely will be established tonlglit. The local ring 1m- pressario states that never In the more than 15 years of promoting here has he seen more enthusiasn over n single match and he look, for Legion officials to be forced to close the doors to the public lont before the match eels under way. Full Steam Ahead *,J /i" A ' i). « ^ta?2f»ir *^ *IK ' *?!- This is only one set of Navy backs, left to right, Bill Barren, Dick Diulon, Joe Sullivan and Bob Jenkins. Wilh four-ycnr competition ruling of National Collegiate Athletic Association making a doz- , - en former stars eligible, Midshipmen have a million of. 'cm. »_ star game at Chicago, 111,, August 30 because of a Navy ruling, but expects to get into action this Fall with his Fort Pierce, Fla.. team. Practice already has started. Included In the squad already out arc: Bill Daley, Marshall Goldberg, Hampton Pooic, Nick Wasllck, Don neesc, John Polanskl, and of course, the cxrChlck and Georgia flash. Sounds like they should have a great club. ... NO PLAY — Col. Curt Landon, commanding Officer of the Blytheville Army Air Field, states that Maxwell Field, Ala., will field a' grid team this year, but not here. There is a rumor going around that "Tiny" Davis, a former Fort Smith High star grldster, may be transferred lo get in on (he fun, but don't quote me, puh- ee?.e. . . . ENROUTE—Don't look low. but I've heard lhat Lieut. Col. Charles T. Kramer, Chick coach In 933 and producer of several fine jascball learns, is cnroulc home rom India. He has been on the luff of Gen. Slllwell. . . . WITH SBABEES — Hays Spradley, who ihowed considerable ability on the laskctball court with Ihe Chicks several years ago, is a member of the Scabees and stationed in Hawaii at last accounts. AMERICAN US AGUE St. Louis 5-2, Chicago 1-8. Philadelphia 5-2, New York 4-1. Detroit 7-3, Cleveland 2-0. Washington T, Boston (i. In New York the Philadelphia Athletics rocked the New York Yankees and their pennant hopes with n double victory over tlic New Yorkers 5 lo 4 and 2 to 1. •, And in Ihc nation's capital, Ihe Washington Senators slugged It out with the Boston Red Sox and came out the winner 1 to 0. Alex Car- rasquel, Ihe second of three Nnt liiirlcrs, wns credited with Washington's win. In Ihe National League the St. Louis Cardinals took a double beating from tlic Chicago Cubs by identical scores of 2 to 1. In thc first game, Hank Wysc scattered the nine hits he gave the Cards while his Chicago mates were busy rapping Max Lanier for seven hits and a pair of runs. In the second game Chicago outfielder Andy Picking the probable winner np pears Just as difficult as trying t figure out when the world war vvll end. There arc so many < angles t figure, angles lo lead oil into con dieting directions. But Blythcvill fans have made Sergl. Delkas, Hi curly-haired mat wi/ard, u sent! mental favorite because of Ills ama p / ing record nnd all-round ring abilll and tremendous strength. Has Flue Record Tlic handsome soldier, holder o several worlds weight-lifting title has lost only one three-fall mntt since he began mixing with thc pr more than a year ago, and that w to Roy Allen, thc kicking star wl also Is on the card. Chris, howcve wiped away that stigma with n vi tory over tlic tall giant a few wee 111 have n weigh 10 pounds, con- DOPE BUCKET HIISSA AND TIIATTA Two star halfbacks of the 1943 3hlck eleven go into the colors this They are Monroe fiabbilt) Besharse and Ray Sparky) Gill Both lire Navy bound. . . . TO PLAY—Ens. William D. (Bill) God win did not get to play In the all Open 7:15 Show Starts 7:30 Yesterday's Results SOUTHKKNLEAGUE (Playoff) Memphis 4, Nashville 2, 10 Innings. w ' Ul ° rinc °" ta thc to win the decision. At Philadelphia the bounding Pliiilles took two, more from the jrogey alnnt.s, 7 lo 0 and 5 to 4. The last game marked the Ilftli straight PhiHy victory 'over the New York club. advantage of sidcrcd not enough lo figure lerlally among the bigger boys. Trucsdaye lias gained a wide fol- 61 3. P. FRIEND FUI.MU.S PROMISE When 1 read Ihc recent dlspatcl rom Headquarters in France creel- ting Billy Thompson, a Blytheville nd Leachvillc hoy, with killing hrce Nazis during the French in-1 aslon I wasn't surprised a bit. It vas merely Ihe fulfillment of a oleum promise. The lost time lie was home Billy Iroppcd around lo the office to sec nc. My, what n difference the Army had made. They had transformed him from a gangling kid witli long arms and huge hands to a well proportioned man, Immaculately dressed in the characteristic paratroop uniform. All he could talk about was his branch of the service. He was as proud of that uniform us a kid with his first football. It's Ihc' grcalest branch' of the service", lie confidentially told me without bragging. "Boy, when they get through with you—and you come out alive—you have the assurance and confidence that you can lake ca'rc of yourself against any foe. "I hope Us the Germans I get n .crack 'at. And, believc-you-me, I'm ready lo make 'em pay, an ( i pay plenty. I'll bring you back a souvenir from a dead German." I hadn't heard n thing "from lowing- of fans in the two appeal-- h(m smce thnt d ^though i had W0 - Ildcred wnerc | lc WBS; whether nnces here who believe ho has an excellent chance of defeating Belkas, They point to thc fact that r;i is faster, has a bag chuck full of brand new tricks and is as slippery In Boston the unpredictable ns n 6rcnsc(1 ,,| g i n the rain. A vcr- Brooklyn Dodgers divided their ._.-.. twin bill with the Braves. Jim To- bln pitched brilliant two-hit ball to puce the victory for Boston, 3 to 0. But Ihc Brooks came back under Rube Melton to win the second game 3 to 2. Tlic Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates shared their doublchcadcr at Pittsburgh as the Buc-s look thc opener 1 to 1, and i thc Reds nabbed the second game '2 to 1. he ever was sent across. WAS A FIGHTER Billy always was a scrapper. He Just had to fight, and how he loved It! When Joe Craig wat promoting the boxing here Billy was the first on linnd for every show, begging to me fight someone". Usually would throw In with some human dynamo, "Tulty" constantly bores in nnd keeps the action going at a fast pace, too fast for Ihc average wrestler. Regardless ot thc winner, thc match promises lo bo one of tlic finest, most exciting ever staged _ here; a clever duel between two the ViVr•points of the boxing bus- Joe youngster and away they would go. hiunmer-Riid long. | Billy didn't know a thin? about clever boys. Baseball Standings ' SOUTHERN LEAGUE (Playoff) Memphis 3 1 Nashville 1 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. 78 G2 18 63 New York 16 Boston 74 CG .'Philadelphia G1 75 .Cleveland 66 75 Chicago 64 17 .Washington 60 81 I' * NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis 96 'Pittsburgh ..'. 82 ^Cincinnati 79 Chicago 60 New York 63 Brooklyn 58 Philadelphia 57 Boston .57 Shawnee Six Has Edge On Luxor a, 18-14 JOINER, Sept. 18—Tlic Shawnec Indians, defended Northeast Arkansas Six-Man Conference champions and claimants to the state pcwo W. L. Pet. crown, got off to a winning slart 150, by dc tea ting .250 week. Luxora. 18-H .last Pet. The champions had to come from behind to win, but came through tt 'ith t' lc needed punch with l>len- ty to spare. Ti-alHng 14-G going into 64 543' the final round, thc Indians count- G4 M3 ' d twice In rapid succession for thc .529 .472 .468 .454 .426 Pet. .081 .586 .568 .415 .450 .414 .413 .410 Betas. Starting time is 8:30. vinntng margin. Gene Willelt raced 18 yards for the second Indian score and Freels bucked from thc five for the needed scroe. J. C. (Foots) Dresback put thc locals out In front of the slow contest- with a sparkling 65-yard dash. Thc visitors scored both their i i ,. ,->. r touchdowns in thc third quarter,. V Y 1 fl \J V Slc.inlcs To Clash Thc initial match between Allen nnd Von Ludwig deserves more than lust passing notice. For when it :omcs to action in the raw tills aattlc should provide ample entertainment of thc highest sort. As in the finale, both men are lop-flight wrestlers, well versed In Ihe fine arts and sciences of the ring, backed by years of experience. Neither is a stranger to local fan- dom. It has been some time since thc Dutchman appeared here, but he is well remembered for his rough, brutal tactics. Allen is a big favorite, mainly because he always gives a good account of himself. Ife is colorful, highly skilled and dangerous at all times thanks to a pair of legs that pack plenty of power and accuracy. Roy one of the most active big men to sJiew here, docs not often use his pet weapon, the kangaroo kick, bu keeps it In reserve until the nios opportune time. When he docs let go it usually brings results. His mos Rcn.'allonal victory was over Scrgt incss. And what's more, he didn't lake the time to learn, although he picked up some tricks everytlmc he went inlo the ring. But he had a fighting heart as big ns a water bucket and wasn't scared of old Satan himself. It made no difference who was in the opposite corner. He'd take him on, regardless of the size and weight difference, and usually he drew Ihc larger boys ecausc those his size or smaller ust didn't want any part of him. : have seen him gel the tar licked lit of him, but never did I sec im milt. Then I have seen him •hip some pretty good boys, many hat should have beaten him. But Billy started throwing leather from lie first bell and kept the gloves lying as long as lie could stay on its feet. A tribute to a great fighter, ft ypical American fighter! Chicks In Third Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE (Playoff) Memphis al Nashville, night. NATIONAL LEAGUE Open date. Whaling Days Gone NOW BEDFORD. Mass. IUP) — This fishing port's once great whaling industry has declined lo refining tli c nation's supply of blackfish (oil, derived from a siwcles of small * whale and called "porpoise jaw" oil by fishermen. It is used as a lubricant for clocks and watches. Series Yesterday NASHVILLE. Sept. 18. (UP)—Thc Memphis Chicks nre ahead of the Nashville Vols by two games In the Southern Association championship playoff. The Memphis club added their third victory to the siring yesterday afternoon when they downed the Vols 4 to 2. Memphis' Ellis Kinder allowed thc Nashville club only five hits, while tlic Vols used four pitchers, Ihrce of them sent In in thc extra 10th inning. The Chicks clinched the game when they drove In two runs in the first of the tenth. Pitcher Russ Meyer, who relieved Dale Aldcrson in the tenth, was charged with the loss. A baby opossum can hang by Us tall when still so young that its eyes are not open. tf/V. Z'J'i g.ty--; ' ~~ • ~ WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, Sept. 78, 8:30 p. m. Lowot Admission of any WralUnr srcn» In Anttrtc*. Adalls, 36c, Tax «o—Total, 45o. Reserved Seats, IZo, T»x So—Total, 15o. Children's Beats 12C, Tax 30, ToUU 15o. Reserved Seats On Sale »t the Legion Arerm Erery Monday from 8 p. m. on. DOUBLE MAIM EVENT 2 30-Minulc, 2 Out of 3 Fall Matches SGT. CHRIS BELKAS TUFFY TRUESDALE ROY ALLEN •PS OTTO VON LUDWIG Monday Night ONE SHOW ONLY 'None Shall Escape' with Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox and Henry Travcrs Paramount News Shorts 10,000 Acres Fine Farm Land For Sale \ i Every Acre Located In Mississippi County All Cleared and Highly Developed Not in years has there been the opportunity for both targe and snjall farmers to buy well developed farm land in Mississippi County, Arkansas at such a low price and on such lenient terms. All of this land is offered for sale in tracts suitable for any size family or for large operators. •' Well traversed with good gravel and dirt roads. Every acre conveniently located as to a good store, gin and the Victoria school. SMALL DOWN PAYMENT-TERMS LIKE REHT Interest Rate On Deferred Payments Only 5 Per Cent Tuesday PAL NITE 'Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case' with .,,-. Van Johnson, Donna Itccd'an4*j' Keyc Luke ! Selected Shorts Wilson, Arkansas New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows Nightly 8:00 P. M. Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System Last Time Today "SECRET COMMAND" with Pat O'Brien & Carole Landts • FO.Y News £ i Short Tuesday "GIRL FROM MONTEREY" with Edgar Kennedy Serial & Short CHICKASAW West Main Near Zlrt St. Sal. rtarts 12:45; Bsn. iitarU 1:45 Night show* 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Ron. Last Time Today "THIS LAND IS MINE" with Charles Laughlon & Maureen O'Hura Universal News Comedy and We have the largest stock of Genuine Chevrolet parts between Memphis and St. Louis. We give maximum discounts to all authorized garages and service stations. If our wholesale man fails to call on you please pardon us and call Mr. Shelton at 578. hevrolet (o. Blythevilic, Ark. Phone Day cr Night 578 Tuesday Only . RUDDY NITP\ 2 Tickets For the Price of 1 'THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. X" with * Lionel Atwcll 3 Stooges Comedy R1TZ; THEATRE : Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAY NIGHTS > Box Office Opens 8—Show SUrU * at 8:15. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS j Box Office Opens 1 Show Starts 1:15 -^ J Last Time Today. "UP IN ARMS" RKO News & Comedy Tuesday & Wednesday "GAMBLER'S CHOICE" with Chcslcr Morris, Nancy Kelly am' Russell Hayden j RKO News I.ulu Comedy

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