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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 19, 1944
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f PAGE ElfiMT J6LYTJ1EVILLE (ARK,), COURIER TUESDAY, SKPTICMBKU 19, 1944 Dr/7/ Sessions Show Chicks In Good Shape ~?.'r T * •* * ""Roaring down the training stretch »Uh rapid strides, the Blylhevllle Cblcks appear almost ready tor (lie, curtain raiser on tile 1944 football [. •easbh priday night when they en- | t«l,aln • the Caruthersvlllc Tigers' j under the f loodltghls nt Haley Field, " Coach Arvil Green, starting His third season at the helm of the tribe, reports that many of His early, training troubles are disappearing by themselves and indications point to a finely trimmed, well balanced lineup for the initial test of his proteges. Their stock took a sudden zoom upwards last week when Innky Ben Lancashire, six-foot, two-Inch basketball star, and Richard Paught, 225-pound giant, reported to the chief and announced they were out to tak c a crack at the starting line- Up. Natural Athlete ' Though incxpeiienceit at the pigskin sport, Lancashire is-a natural athlete with several seasons of cage competition and campaigns on the baseball diamond. He played some football on the sandlots of his home town and reported for practice during his freshman year. He received a broken leg during the first drill arfd eurninate.d,for th e season. But the leg. hasn't given him trouble through strencous games on the maple floor and it is believed ready Lack Of Experienced Backs and Reserves Hamper Notre Dome, But Irish Will Fight DOPE BUCKET Belkas, Allen Are Winners fn Mat Bouts A-} i. f. KKIKN1I TIIACJKDV STHIKF.S The awful horror and unccrlain- lles of Ihls war has become a reality to The I inemen push huge rollers around Carticr Field as usual large turnout romps through" football practice at Notre Dame. ' • By HAUHY OKAYSON 'MCA Sports Editor NEW YORK.—Old Notre D.imc comes closer than any other school lo fielding the nation's football learn. The Irish swelled their tremendous following last fall by coming wilh- for-.another whirl at football and should help. rWheretoput him is another problem that confronts the .big chief. PrefcrabU. nil end, Ben finds strong competition .at the terminals will J. L. Johnson and John Bruce Wilson. So, Coach 'Green 1ms other ideas. He is planning seriously on moving Wilson over to tncklc where big, lough experienced boys arc badly needed. John Bruce has never plajed tackle but has a couple of seasons of Junior line piny, plus a varsity year nt fullback, and Should b e nble to make the adaption, Without a great deal of difficulty. He is in fine shape and Ideally'built for the important assignment. Has Training Problem Young Faught, though sadly lacking "in training and overweight, ma.y prove a valuable addition later on in--the season, night now his No. V task'Is t° catch up with the others before he can expect lo make much hcathvay in winning a regular berth. Richard started the season last year and looked preltj good. But just when it appeared thai he was rcadj to make a serious .bid for one of the tackle jobs lie' turned in Ills uniform. Two developments have changct Ihe complexion of the 'questionable line: and .backficld, which took big-'load off Coach Green's worrict mindr And it all came aboil through a simple experiment. Tin coach carefully, picked out twi teams,'designated them BS llie lied and Whites, gave'them a foolbal and told them to "fight it out. p the gridiron, He explained that'fii starting Imrup Friday night llkcl would depend on how they reacted in this practice same. It "Dood 1<" Borrowing a saving from the Radio comic, Red Skelton, il "dood It". The Whites defeated the Reds, 20-0, and both squads came through teller than espeeted by the critical coach. -Wilson scored two of the three -touchdowns on passes from youthful Dan Caldwell, while Frank Nicholson may have earned a starting berth by galloping 25 yards for the other score and turning in » whale of a game. 'Based on what he saw during that skirmish, coach Green has just Bbout settled on his starting lineup. It probably will be Wilson and Johnson, ends; Joe Nell Ratcllff and <B. P. (Junior) Stone, tackles; Jimmle Stafford and Charles Roy Lutes, guards; Gerald (Corky) Blomeyer, center; Stanley Hood, Jim Smart, Harvey Pogiie and Nicholson in the backfield. Tlit chieftain plans to use Blomeyer over the ball on the offense but will shift him to tackle on defense. Ratcliff probably will slip Into gifard when the opposition has the oval and Stafford goes into the secondary to back up the line. Whether this choice will prevail this T.-CC!; riir.ilcs to be seen. Dan Caldwel) is certain to make a seri- If Ton want to Imy more War Bonds SELL US THE FURNITURE TOD ARE NOT USING, for cash! Also liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 301 E. Main rhone 2302 In a gnat's eyelash of completing n suicide schedule unbeaten mid un- lied. But gone is the fitting successor lo Knulc Hockne, Lt.-Comdr. Prank Leahy, Ihc man who brought South Bend back like nn election epeater. There is no Angclo Ber- clli or Johnny Lujack- lo throw ic ball, Johnny Yonakcr to catch or Creighlon Miller or Jim Mello o lug it. Jim White, sllckoul lackle, s no longer around. So wllli what will Notre Dnmc trikc back tills autumn? Frankly e situation with practice well un- cr way is far from encouraging, bir s Ed McKecver, batting for Leahy oinls oul, practically every squa( he Irish meets, with the exceptloi t lliose of the service ncadcm es, are In the same boat, so thcj :nn'l.complain too much.; Lack of experienced backs am •cserves figure to hamper the at ,ack. The club is woefully weak li cscrve slrcnglh. Success or failure largely depends on 17 and 18•ear-olds. No more five li:ttermcn rom the 1043 national champions arc back, two.for part time only. They arc halfback Hob Kelly, quur- erback Frank Duncevvlcn, tackles John Adams and George Sullivnii *nd captain and yuanl Pat Filley. Filley, medically discharged from ;lio Marine Corps who recently submitted to operations on bolh knees, will nol be In condition to play until nld-scason. Kelly will be available only for Hie first live engagements. [Ic is a NnVy trainee and will be transferred around Nov. 1. GASl'AKKIXA IS KEY MAN Key man Is n-year-old Joe Gasparclla, brilliant freshman passing prospect who will cull plays from the important quailcrbacking and ball-handliiiE assignment. Backing up GBSparellfi Is Diiuwwlcz, No. i last trip,' who Is expected lo sec r lot of action. While. on llie . premises, Kell) who shared the right halfback pos' with Julie Rykovlch in 19-13, will be the spearhead of the offense. He 1 the only experienced and ruggcc back in Ihc parly. George Terlep, Elklmrl, Ind., Nav: ralnee, a converted quarterback- was No. 4 last, year—will prolj- ibly he on the job at lefl halfback. Clmcr Andaman, 18-year-old Chlca- goan, and lludy Krall, Navy trainee of Oary, Ind., arc scrapping for the starling fullback post. IKS11MKN AT FLANKS The cuds will he manned by 18- year-old freshmen, Bill O'Connor, six-fooler of New York, and homc- _;i'0\vn Johnny flay. The lacklcs should be strong, with Sullivan, 18- year-old Navy V-12, on the left, op- .josilc Ihe six-foot seven-inch Atl- iims. who has been on the squad for two years. Filley, of course, will he at left guard, as quickly as he Is In shape. In the meantime, n-year-oltl George Mailz, n freshman of Easl St. Louis, and Johnny Maslrangelo, an 18- year-old of Vamlergrlfl, Pa., have Ihe Inside track, wilh n bevy of 17 and 10-year-olds competing. Fred nova!, a rugged 200-poimd frosh of Hammond, Ind., has center clinched, with Art Stfltulo, a squad member last year, behind him. The Irish appear pretty thin and Inexperienced at the moment, but remember that they're handpicked and' will flghl like blazes. our household. body of Capl. Hcnton L IjOwis, an instructor at the Blytheville Army Air Field, has been found In his demolished plane about 100 miles from his destination, ending 21 days of terrifying niixlonsiicss for bis brave, pretty young wile, the former Miss Melba - Jones of Weir- gate, Texas, Capt. Lewis had been missing and unaccounted for since August wlillc on a cross counlry night lo Rochester, N. Y. The death of "Lew" is a persona loss, lie was a very close friend ant considered almost one of the family. He and Mclba. childhood swcci- I hearts, had been married only a few days when we shared our home willi Ihem unit! they could find at i.lKirlincnt. During llie next Iwc monlhs we learned nol only to knov, but to love Ihcm. It was a genuine joy and pleasure to have them with us; watch them grow in marital bliss, and we felt n tinge of sorrow when, they moved into an apart- lagged on for nothing—had cscap-1 Sneeze riay , cd u crab hold and worked out of a BOSTON CU1')—A subway opera- Japanese leg lock that the average ( Or sneezed his teeth out Ihe wln- wrcsllcr wouldn't even have at- do\v, stopped llie train and recov- lemplcd lo get free, lake a chance e red them after a ilve-minule hunt. on gelling a leg broken, when sud- • — dcnly he lurned on Chris with a ""• ~ — volley of forearm blows, flooring him In rapid succession. Quick to 'sense his advantage the champion Favorites finished on lop of the i clr ,, 0 w llh two kangaroo kicks that leap of Promoter Mike Meroney's landed flush on Belkas' chin and ,'xlra-super all-star card last night chest. But as he exploded the llilrril t (he American Legion arena. | Chris suddenly fell against the' New Theatre i _. r Staff Scri'l. Chris Belkas, wrest-!,opes. "Tuffy' landed on the mat I Shows Niehdv 8:00 P ing Instructor at the Blytheville wUh „ sickening thud. Belkas leap- i311UWH «..„;...,Army Air Field, added "Tuffy" I C(1 O n htm like n hungry tiger ami n-uesdalc, stocky St, Louisan, to his! pinned him before he could recov- one list of victims by taking the| cr . xhe time was 10 minutes. champion of Mexico into camp in the third and final fall of a sensational and spectacular scientific liicl. Making his first start here in more-than a year, Otto Von Ludivig became too familiar with Referee Mickey 13 a sun and was disqualified for attacking the official, automatically losing to Roy (Egghead) Allen in the second match, lirain Works Fast Scrgt. Belkas can credit his nimble brain to a lion's share of the glory in defeating the tough, clever Truesilale. Dangerously on the verge of defeat the brilliant mat Instructor had to call on all his faculties to turn the tide of a battle that will go down In local ring annals as one of the finest, hardest fought ever staged here. ment, even though just n of blocks away. Vl.AYS SANTA CLAUS They came lo see us quilc often and each visit cemented anil made stronger our friendship. Perhaps Ihc losl eventful and delightful was ist Christinas when Bcnton -served s Santa Clans for his first time. II avc him—ami us—a Iremendons hiill and served (o lessen Ihe pangs f dlsappolnliiient over failure to pond Ihe Yutetide season with their ous bid for right halfback mid may 'ct earn It, especially if Nicholson's icad injury doesn't heal by game imc. The Chicks will start tapering off tomorrow, following an expect- cd rough session loclay. Vols Break Tie To Beat Chicks Single By Carlson In Ninth Brings In Winning Score NASHVILLE , Teini., Sept,' V (UP)—The Nashville Vols are bacilli the running for the 1941 Southern Association crown. Last nigh they defeated the Memphis Chick. 3 to 2 In the current spllt-seasoi tie was broken in the ninth .ing when outfielder Dobljy Cnrl- 011 tapped out ft clciin single with he bases loaded to score Manny Salvatlerni. George Hennessey pitched nine nnings for the Vols and allowed Memphis only ciglit hits. Nashville's himl-hllliny first- baseman, Mel Hicks, drove n home •un over the riglit field fence In .he fourth inning with none on. The victory brings tile Vols within one game equaling Memphis' threc- ;nme total for the series. place as they ' eked out a narrow (! to 5 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Boston's jump was accomplished when Butch Nlcmcn singled to score ?hll Mas! with the winning run ir .he 10th inning. The Braves secret their runs singly while the Brooks lit theirs in clusters. 'Ihe Dodgers got three in the eighth and two more In the ninth to furnish tin deadlock. Johnny Mulchings, who starlci for the Braves, allowed but om Braves Jump From Cellar To 6th Place lly UniltMl I'ress The Boston Braves bounced from Ihe Nalional League cellar lo sixth Read Oounw we«i With the malcli deadlocked at a fall apiece, stepped up with botli artists M, Champion Takes First Working with methodical precision and perfect liming Truesdale took the first fall, thanks to a pair of powerful legs and the ability lo use them. Evidently set on nls method of attack he took the offensive from the slarl. He skilful- ly maneuvered Chris into a series of head scissors as a softening process and followed wilh four monkey flips, climaxed with a double grapevine and body pin Ihat left the overflow crowd gasping with ils effectiveness. It.look 10 minutes. Coming out from the rest period Belkas lurned the tables on Ihe Mls- sourian by laking llie initiative and with the same deadly head scissor which he had been subjecletl to. Enraged by three in order Truesdale started roughing it with Belkas Matinees Saturday & Sunday Best Washed Air Cooling System the lempo had been : and that was his firsl major mis- to the highest pitch take - Fo1 ' this rough business is • - - • right down Belkas alley. He dotes at Iheir best. "Tuffy"—and thai nickname wasn't over. Unhesitatingly, he said he had thought !i great deal about it, though nothing definite had been done, of course. "I want to continue Hying," he said with :i definiteness. "I would like to remain in the Army, if they will permit. If not, I shall contact the air lines for a job as pilot. I am going to lly if I have to haul cargo." He was at home in llie air, hail every confidence in his plane and believed that the public would become more air minded as llie years , ..... , , , families. When he went on co ' n f an(i 8 °' "specially with added cgular cross counlry flights Melba ..safely improvements. He had said isually stayed with us. In fact, she I vns spending the night in our home [ vlicn "Lew" look the falal Irip. The Army Air Fiekl has brought .he cream of Ihe nation's crop of yiiung men lo our city, many of vhoin I know tiuile intimalely hroiurh coiitacln in baseball, bus- sclball, boxing and oilier events, but Bcnton was at Ihe top of the list in book. He was one of Ihe finest, ii-cul chaps I ever knew. He had no bad habits, didn't smoke, drink or use vulgur language. Interested in sports, he played basketball and Softball ant! kept his fine body in perfect shape. Ho was an liagle Scout and tlid much Scouthig- Tfie death of Cnplain Lewis is a definite loss lo the local air field. They lell me al llie posl llttit he was a magnificent flier, one of Ihc best ever lo be stnlioneO here. He had more than justified his selection as Instructor for he luul done n fine piece of work getting the young fliers ready for the gruelling experiences ahead of them In combat. His place will not be easily filled. FLY1NC, WAS LIFE Bcnton had Hying in bis blood •infety during the first seven ant two-thirds Innings. But he wcnk cued and was replaced by Nut' Andrews who was then cretlltf with the victory, his 14th of 111 season. Ben Chapman gave up n dozen nils before he finally yanked in . the cighlh. Tom Snnkel relieved and didn't wanl lo gel it oul. Hi Cliapma nand served up the pilch lived to lly and intended to make i - - - - - ' ........ many times while driving his car hat he fell much safer piloting a ilanc. And he wasn't kidding, either. VAS A CllllISTIAN The death of Bcnton is a loss lo he community and his many riends. He was a good citizen and iked to live here. He was con- tfuilly saying something nice about Blytheville and the Irealmenl which he local people gave him and Ihe other service men. I have heard him •sny more Ihan once that of nil the places he hud lived during his train- iiiij days he liketl Diythevillc the bes:t. lie saitl the people here were ind, courteous ami went out of :hcir way to maxo the soldiers comfortable, 'make them feel ill, home He for one appreciated it. He, even thought of making ins home here aiier the war, hislcad of returning to his native Texas. "Lew 11 was a Christian and member of the Methodist Church. Because of sigumeiit here, lie was unable to attend ser- which Nicman socked lo Ihe field lo score MasU 011 il. So, il was only a matler 1 of ininnles before Chris had "Tuffy worn to a nub and reeling under a violent fistic assault. Two hotly slams set the slagc for the usual body pin, which was mere formality, "iufly" was quite subdued. Mc;iiiic.s Arc Mean Von Luthvlg and Allen — moslli the former—threw the book at eacl oilier in their closing bailie whicl was in sharp conlrast lo Ihe firs' match. Ludwig was especially vio lent Ihroughoiit, laking advantagi of every dclai) lo deal oul misery lo his tall foe, and never coming on nlo the open with an attack, cxccp on rare occasions. The Dutchman, minus his tradi ional beard, got off to a winnini start, by taking Ihe initial fall, con hiding a course lhat included al mosl ever conceivable roughnef from eye-gouging to biting, an back again. Allen surrendered whe cnught in a crab hold after 1 minutes. The .second was almost a rcplic of the firsl, except that Allc matched blow for blow, and put i some extra for good measure. Wit his foe In the fog from neck pop- Tuesdny "GIRL FROM MONTEREY" willi Edgar Kennedy Serial K Shorl Wednesday & Thursday "IN OUR TIME" Willi Ida Luplno & Paul llcnreit! Fox News-it Sliurl CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Bat. starts 12:45; Ban. atartu 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opeua 8:45 Continuous shows Sat. and Bno. Tiicsday Only BUDDY NITE 2 Tickets For the Price of 1 'THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. X" / -f, with Lionel Alwcll 3 Sloogcs Comedy his seven-day week as- most of his 22 months vices regularly but went as oflcn as possible. The fact, that he is a Christian and is ail right hereafter lessens pers and unable to defend himself Allen exploded his famous kangaroo kicks and it was curtains for Ludwig. Time: 5 minutes. Liuhvig gave the fans a sample of why he is known as one of the most brutal men in llie ring dur-: ing the battle for the final fall. He unmercifully punished Allen's left arm with hammcrlncks, stomps and pounding, which was okay as far as th c rules go. But he continued to gouge Allen's eyes and foul him. When lie refused toquitHcfc- rec Baarn had to forcibly pry him loose, and Ludwig didn't like that. So he impolitely turned on the half-pint and began to abuse him. That was the last straw. Mickey his life work afler Ihc war. During a conversation Hie evening before he lefl I tisked him if lie had nmdc any plans after this confilcl was tlv; pain of grief. While we shall swapped it out with him and then miss him. it is hot ours to question ] disciualified him, awarding the why. Instead, we shall accept it as the divine plan of the Creator. "The Lord givclli, the Lord taketli nway." match to Allen on a foul. Read Courier News Want Ada. Mississippi County Fair PRESCRIPTIONS Stock .' Guaranteed Bert Prtew Kirby Drng Stores Fall and Winlcr T U N JE - U P SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! 1.1. SEAY MOTOR CO. ilhrysler Dealer - Paris & Servlc IZl W. Ash Thone 2122 BLYTHEVILLE SEPT, WorkTs Championship Cotton Picking Contest Arkansas State Duroc Show Livestock - Poultry - Farm Exhibits Horse Races - Carnival -- Rides - Stage Shows *7500 IN CASH PRIZES! 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