The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1940 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 13, 1940
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PAGE-EIGHT nn > i f-T' In -'"' • 1 racle His Reward f'^^rW 1 j r A *.M UkJOL. Rurman< Durazio, Simon And Godoy Are ,0n Champ's List ItY HAKUV GRAYSO.Y NEA Service Sports Editor BOSTON. Dec. 13.—Joe Louis inaugurates the winter tumbling season by knocking Al McCoy into a barrel roll-at the Boston Garden. Dec. 1C. McCoy, two or three years past his peak and .slowed down by extra-poundage, , doesn't belong in Ui'e'sanie inclasure with Louis, but who dorvs? , And the Lion of Larrup must be fed and kept in trim ana oft relief, so Monopolist Miko Jacobs has outlined a lamb-a'-momh program. Louis will make it as painless as possible; for Red Burman al Madison Square Garden, Jan. 3). Gus~ Dorazio probably will be the innocent bystander in Philadelphia in February. Abe; Simon, a huge citizen of Richmond Hill, L. I.; has been .set n.side as;the condemned man of Mfi'ch' x in Detroit. V ' - ;/ There iS'talk of d-third edition with Aurturo Godoy. in. Los Angeles in April." - • •} '_ Of^ these .sacrifices. •Detroit- has much' the best attraction, for not since Prime Beef Camera has there been a bloke with gloves on his hands so well constructed for falling as Abe Simon. At 6 feet 4 and 254 pounds, the mastodonic Simon is just"* a shade under Camera's height and bulk. ' As did Camera, Simon will go down in sections . . . like broken scaffoldine. • *, .' IT'S EASY TO QlJALHfY .AS LOUIS' OPPONENT ,.McCoy, the roly-poly type who new comes in a 185 pounds, laud- rd the Louis match, scheduled for 15 -rounds; on the strength of stir„ ring up some r trouble for Billy Conn, the light-heavyweight, at the Fn'v Oct. 18. - : fc-.- . = :.....-;; .. Dorazio qualified c by outscram- tling 'one Herbie Katz for the ^ second time. ' Simon got there by using his tonnage to advantage against Roscoe" Toles. Though he was cut up and stopped in their-second excursion. Godoy - is) considered 'eligible because He ince stayed 15 heats with the . Brgwp Bomber. - ^A heavyweight has- to be careful" a,l5but what "he does these days! :If • tie :isn't.He's likely to be tossed in there with- Lotus. •Mc"Coy — real name Florin Alfred LeBrasseur and a native of Winslow. Me.—started boxing as a /flyweight a dozen years ago • •- . at 26 |£ a veteran of more than 300 scraps. • '• A rather unorthodox style and zt whistling left hook made him a •real good light-heavyweight some time back. '• , FRIENDS HOPE McCOY ISN'T BADLY INJUKED ; ; Charley Miller, the famous Ban^or - conditioner, • would feel bet- 'n-^had . McCoy got; in shape in -he- -Maine woods, but once the Challenger had a taste of city life he-didn't' care for the, back country- where • he tiuilt his foundation: - ~vHe prepared in New York and • Boston-gymnasiums., nc doubt figuring that where ho worked mode little difference! \ A puffed left oar is the only mark marring Al McCoy's otherwise, perfect features, but at this stage f of his career the 'best his many friends hope for is that he makes a respectable showing against Joe Louis and is not permanently injtrred. A WORLD'S / BILL M$K£C}JNIE COOLED Of=r CM .PATTING .201 LAST HIT .281 IN 1939, i.. JBLYTOEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS JSY MERRILL BLOS8EB. Romantic Bug FRTDAY^DRCEMBRR 13, ,1940 • || FKECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS Today's Sport Parade % HENKT MeLCMOKt , LOS ANGELES. Dec. 13. (UP) — Tlie, more" I think about it the more I am convinced that the four Marx brothers; could have gone into a session with an opium pipe PRESCRIPTIONS— Smft - - Accurate Prescription Druggfci Fowler Drug Co, Pfatn* AMATEUR BOXING FRIDAY NIGHT LEGION ARENA JIMMY LUNSFORD vs. LARRY BODINE - OF CHICAGO 5 OTHER r BOUTS 3 •ADMISSION — 20c YOU MOST CERTAINLY DID! SH£ HADTME <3ERN\ AMD . PASSED IT ON TO YOU/ YOU W6RE SO AFRAID 1 WAS A AHHH LOVELY LITTLE AFFECTIONS . YOU NUNG AROUND HOUSE ---- AMD NOW LOOK. AT YOU / COPE. 1*0 iY NEA SERVICE ? nd made .more sense than the' members of th'a Pacific Coast'Con- ference • have -since their meeting .wes. called Lo order at Del Monte •v'.fe'W' days a°-o.' . # You need : only Ho consider two of their'.conclusions to suspect that the brethren -checked their logic along /with -their hats before "olng into', the conference room, n nd thri't tttey -would have done much more £ood had they opened their conclave with a'n adjournment and stuck to the golf .course and«swimming' pool. v > Can you-''imagine adult and ap-, rareritly 'normar men,' who wear collars; 1 and lies, call Pullman porters .George, .have, trouble" carving turkeys^ 1 and forge't anhivecsaries —can you imagine' them voting the way they did''on two certain proposals? : -;-v They voted yes '.to the suggestion; that •; tnosa ; Stanford players •ho^. had planned ,. to.. work 'durini; Christmas .vacation,.'but who pass- •>U.up jobs in order to play in''the Rose -Bowl, be, paid $50 each for -he-sacrifice.' 'Of .course, that will liinke an out-ahdj.Qut professional i ; any-. man who .'accepts thti none oo ;generoiis . offer:'. 1 know that.' you know that,; and everyone else, i'nows that, including - the confer- .r.ce :.memb'er.v. If they don't they are in a. happy : spot^Del. Monte, because they; can.- be/canned there. • Avery 'Brundage,-- past president of the A. A. U.. has'already said ^ucli a ' payment would cost the beys their amateur status, but even :f he hadn't—even if he had said :t wouldn't—you couldn't fool the sports followers In this country. They have been brought up to believe., and rightly so, thai a man forfeits his amateur purity when he plays a game for money. < Mind 'you, I'm not trying to knock anyone out of -fifty* dollars. As a matter of fact, fifty- dollars =s a pretty stingy wage lo n man who - contributes toward a show which brings in a -$400,000 gate What slays me ' is the ' set-up; A H ody of''men'whose, chief aim i- r Uv maintain .amateur standard. 1 - ^penly creating ''.proTessibnaLs.' If it. makes sense.-, then so does the idea of crossing • a. .chicken with? p : i!f in the hope ' of, getting ready made ham and epgs. : If you come right down to it the conference members, instead of voting $50 to the players who needed the money, should ha vr a'dy'teed- the boys to pass up thr game, and take the jobs. After "•.11. amateur guardians are supposed to be sound enough in judg- ;nent to know that the Rose Bow' °r 'any other bowl isn't of world shaking importance. In sliort. they mieht' have cast aii eye to 'the boys' futures'. and seen -past 1 New .Year's Day. . After, nodding.- assent to a -pro- ^csal thai;., made for professionalism., which .would .^indicate" they don't'think playing, for" money i? i. cardinal ain;' they said no, n thousand times no.' when. asked to ^rart; permission . to . the- Chlcaso, Bears and an ; all-st\ir .pro .team' From the National --.League';''.' to • .iiiv the Lo.s -Angeles- Memorial':' Coliseum for a cha'rity game.' The ores ranted the Coliseum because. it sen Us 100.000 or more customers. The customers wanted the Coliseum as a site for the game because there were 100.000 .or more of them who wanted to -see the best football has to offer. But the conference refused the reouest en the grounds that the Coliseum, which was built for the Olympic Games In 1932, is" dedicated to amateur spot-is. By inference the conference made it plain that it felt the professionals should never be v allowed to desecrate such a hallowed plavin;? field. .And they shoot clny pigeons! Donerit .Is Ken Overlin> Who Is Slight Favorite To Wi in IS VIIAURY United Press Sport NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UP> -On 'Umford, Bodine Clash:-Under Watchful Eye Of Jack Kearns Does Jack Kearns vision a brilliant future for young Jimmy Lun.sford. sensational Blytheville amateur • who meets Larry Bodinc< of Chicago at tlie Legion arena here tonight? . : v Does the noted former manager f>i the immortal Jack Dempsey ;iee in those smashing- lists of Joe Craig's promising protege some of the possibilities ne -once saw in the Manussa Mauler before that scorching July Fourth at Toledo 21 years • -• -- -—'--~" ago when Dempsey left the bat- tins unlucky day-Friday Lhe I3t!i tered hulk of Willurd wallowing in —Steve Belloise. a, spidury vounsj - "-- '-^ : ¥illliui w«"iowing in man from the Bronx, gets "his second shot within six weeks at the middleweight championship of Uir world. His opponent, of course, will bi> the champion—that eminent conga dancer who is pugilism's gift to cafe society. Ken Overlin. DespiVe Mie fact that he is 30 years okl. has been doing a marathon rhumba in night clubs for 10 years and loking on the wine when it is red. Lhe hot resin as the world's championship changed hands? ; Perhaps Jack Reams could answer these questions tonight after he referees the scheduled four- round scrap between Lun.sford and the 215-pound Chicago Spaniard 1 . Perhaps Kearns could, but very likely he won't. At.,any rate. Kearns is searching the country for another Dempsey. Thus far it has been a long search luring uu uii: wuit? wnen it is red i <• — — •«"& .«-«.ix..Li yellow, brown and rainbow hued an a * ruitless one - Maybe there'll Overlin is a slight favorite al-' "? ver be another like Dempsey, though some even money bet- have | w ru ec! Plstiana i" the goiclen been made. The boys are going back to the wars so soon because they staged a fight on Nov. 1 that had the customers. swarming out of their seats in Madison Square Garden, screaming with fexcutement. Overlin' •von the decision that night" after weathering a 'rocky sixth round. ind so a return bout was indicated. This is it. Belloise has lean legs and long arms which he holds in ah extended, wide-spread fashion that oives him the appearance of a- huge -.pider trying to trap a fly. But 'hV punches hard with both hands, nii'd the last time out he hit Ovterlm so hard that he came 'within'"''a whisper of being- middleweight champion. This match is what- boxing' 1 men call a natural because it 'pits'-'V slugger ''against a boxer. Overlin, who has roamed the world" 1 'in'his long career, is as slick a man as age of boxing. Maybe somewhere on a remote farm some youngster with the ability of a Dempsey now exists. A champion may come from anywhere. You never can tell. Keaius knows this and he's scour- nig the nation, for a bi u kid with the right- fighting equipment. Ihats why lie's anxious to see Blytheville's Ji mmy in u real fight And a real fight this .should be. Bodine arrived here last night from 5>t.. Louis with Oilie Russo, who will be in the big- Spaniard's corner tonight. He's a big guy with a line record. He has the advantage of long experience in the ring. He can punch. Lunsford, winner of taken up. So the fans can look for the announcement in a few days. j When Roberts said he was "doing ail right" against Jimmy he was just being modest. He did better than all right until he tired. He clipped Lunsford on the chin with a looping right that dropped the big boy. something .none-.of the other. 19 opponents can boast James took the first, round by a country mile but tired midway of the second. In far better condition Lunsford erased that lead with a two-fisted attack to win by.a small margin. He floored the gri'dder who took a nine count in order to survive the battle. Many fan.s thought Roberts should have had at least a draw. i -. _...i... < i^i U) WUlUtU VJi "• UlitW 19 out of his first 20 amateur bat- j Though he will give away some ties, can punch too. He has knock- ten pounds in weight and .several eci nine of his opponents cold. ; "" v — : ~ ' ' ' - - • Both boys are big and aggressive! Something will happen. On tonight's card in a special exhibition bout Craig- will also present Ray Simmons, the classy light heavyweight who appeared here some time ago'with one of Russo's teams. Simmons will box Don BVK- ton of Blytheville in the semifinal which will be an exhibition niches in height. Roberts should give Lunsford quite a busy session when in form. Also a hard hitter. he has had the benefit of two Golden Gloves tournaments, to say the least of a season in the tough Southeastern conference as captain of the Alabama boxing team. He is expected to make 190 pounds while Lunsford will push 200. Taylor, a member -of Ely- fed 9 times in 108 contests Elbie Fletcher, the Buc's first baLf-ii man, drew the most base on balls 119 in 147 games "Winninf; Baseoall" Ls the title of the iia Uojial League baseball thriller ah., drew favorable comment. Man :| moguls go so far as to say its ih^ best made so far and praised'" Eathen Allen's fine directing. Tixi other movies were "The National Game" and "Play Ball, America.;* Schools, churches and civic orgaj/ Nations can obtain the movie L^'j, applying at the nearest National}! League club office, or by writing] to Mr. "Allen" at; the National, League Film, Bureau, New York oi'M Burton Holmes Filni^, Chicago ' your stuff, boys! Washed woolens will not shrinl; so much if warm water and mile"' soap are used, and. the woolens ar| dried slowly. ? > LOOK! "-; "" *»"* we an exmmuon "caie iuyior. a member -o affair since Simmons recently thevUle's first football team, turned nrofessinnnl \x/hon ci^..•.-.»•>-.„ an mf-pv^fivo ..i^^ii^ui „.. turned professional. When Simmons appeared here the first tune he scored a quick kayo over Bud O'steen of Ripley and displayed a world of class in doing so. The show is scheduled to get under way at 8:15 o'clock and there will be four or five suporting bouts on the card. Belloise, however, will have a full inch advantage in both height and reach. Unless there is a knockout, the fight will go 15 rounds, the required distance for championship' contests in New York stafe. The Dope Bucket By J. P. FRIEND life", he penned. "I ~ -.WVWl^.A.1 l,\_4*,LH, gJIV CO an interesting sidelight on Jonesboro's Robert (Pete) Peterson Pans who witnessed the Hurricane's 13-6 upset of the Chicks this season, saw a lot of Peterson while backing- the line. He was easily in 70% of the plays as he constantly smashed almost every Chick attempt to break through. Jesse says the first football meeting between Blytheville and ONLY FOR A AND YOUR OlDTIRt SIZE 6.00 x 16 "it:-, ne penned. "I have been . ^"' 6 ^nvceu oiymevuie ana working hard during the football ; o , r ; esbor « took P la « in 1916. Pete's season and am at my peak .That 2l f .^'^.^ for the ^"- James "Bab" Roberts, former Blytheville grid star now a full 100 PROOF BLACK LABEL CUMMINS DISTILLERIES CORPORATION LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY WHITE LABEL Smooth and Mellow "jug career, is as slick a man as —• j - / '"-" iiit - s^u £,u«.r nuw a uiu there is in the business. He hasn't ' fled & eci member of .the ] University enough power to punch his wayj° f Alaba ' ma football squad, wants through cellophane, but he knows | anothe; " cmck at ' Ji iimy Lunsford. all the tricks and how to use them ' Joe Crai &' s towering heavyweight Tonight Overlin will rely on'r]is! who makes his 21st ring appear- ability to tic up sluggers and keep j an - p £ ttoni & ht - the'm off balance. He is overcome 1 tcok Lime Out froi » 'his witli chagrin because he allowed ' tralni »B activities to hurl a chal- Belloise to get a clean shot at h'sl. &e - via Uncie Sam ' s postal serv- jaw last time and has taken i'vow ice for a retur » watch with the season and am at my peak. means it will be a different .story when r get into the ring attain with Jimmy. You will recall I "was doing all right in my first fight with him until my legs went back on me. But I have taken care of that. They shouldn't bother me for they stood up under a tough football season. "Will you see' Joe Craig and make arrangements for the match. I expect .to be home on the 21st 'and would prefer to meet him before the 25UV Wishing to see Roberts in action against Jimmy for a second time I lost no time in relaying the request to Joe and it was promptly jaw last time and has taken a vow In a hundred cocktail lounges thut he will not commit such a faux pas again. Nor Is he worried about the< mystic number i;i. which seems to dominate him" in this fight. It Ls Friday the 13th. Overlin° boxed 13 days in the gymnasium getting ready, he has had t:i fights in 1940 and this is the 13th year he has been in the fight rnckej. Overlin will have an advantage of around live pounds—160 to 155. Blytheville Bomber and the tone of his letter, indicates he wasn't fooling, either. "I am in tne.besb'i-ivape of my COMPLETE LINE OF OFFICE SUPPLIES Call 16 DELTA OFFICE SUPPLY STOKh R.R. ami Ash Six. cane and caught a Hurri louchdown pass that gave Jonesboro a 6-6 tie. 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