The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1940 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 14, 1940
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PAGE SIX Spaniard From Chicago Dissapointment and Oft fers Little Opposition The deadly right hand of Jimmy Lunsford caught Larry Bodine on the chin in the second round of their fight at the American Legion arena last night, sending the Chicago Spaniard down for the full count and enabling Lunsford to register his 20th win in 21 amateur fights. As a matter of fact, Referee Jack Kearns, noted fight manager and promoter who came here to .see Lunsford in action, could have counted to 100 or more over the prone figure of Bodine. He. was knocked as cold as a wedge and , it required some minutes for his seconds to revive him. Bodine proved somewhat of a .disappointment. He had been highly recommended to Joe Craig, Lunsford's coach and trainer, and i.s said to have represented hLs native Spain on the international A, A. U. boxing team, but he couldn't lay a glove on Lunsford. It was quite apparent that Bodine was Tar lighter than the 215 pounds claimed for him by hi.s handlers in advance notices received here. He was nearer 135 or 190 at best, • Lunsford sent the Spanish boy Mown in the first round with a, smashing right, but Bodine bounced up again without taking a count, shook his head to clear away the cobwebs and pedaled around the ring out of Lunsf orcl's reach as the Blytheville scrapper gave chase. The second round .was ' very young when Lunsford closed in on his opponent, feinted with his left and drove a terrific right hand . punch flush to Bodine's jaw. Some customers reached for their hats ;almost before Bodine stretched out on the canvas. There was no doubt that the fight w^s over. "Following the completion of the amateur card, Ray Simmons. St. Louis light heavyweight who recently turned pro, gave a three- round boxing exhibition with Don Burton- veteran Blytheville boxer, as his sparring partner. Their hands were encased in big training gloves and there was little or no damage done. 'Craig announced that Simmons had agreed to meet Bob Sikes, Pine Bluff heavyweight who made a game 10-roimri stand against Pat Comiskey in Memphis Wednesday night. The Slmmons- Sikes. fight is to be'staged in Blytheville as soon as Sik&s is ready to go, possibly in January. In preliminary fights preceding Mie Lunsford-Bodine scrap, "Red" Wright decisioned A. J. Caraway in three rounds, Horace Smith won a verdict over Clyde Crough and Jesse Cooley fought a three round draw with Henry James. Two ne- gro boxers, Ed Haraway and Henry Parrott, staged another three round draw. Five negro boys opened the show with a battle royal. Victim For Joe Louis The Dope Bucket . .J, .f. FRIEND Al McCoy Jack Kearns came, he saw and was convinced last night. The former manager of Jack Dempsey came to see Joe Craig's sensational young heavyweight under fire. He saw the 200-pound i giant take the wraps off hLs Sunday punches and blast Larry Bo,dine, Barcelona, Spain, into oblivion in less than two rounds for hLs 20th ring triumph, half via the knockout route. He praised the 21- year-old amateur in no uncertain terms. "He is one of the finest young prospects I have seen in years/' the famous manager declared. "He has everything a great fighter needs, a beautifully built, strong body, two powerful fists, unusual sliced, and the ability to absorb a punch. He should go far if he takes care of. himself. •"My, how that right hand popped out and found its mark right on the point of Bodine's chin. It was almost a perfect blow, something quite rare among beginners. He handled himself record in ihe simon-pure ranks. He knocked out Bud Osteen here several weeks ago in hLs- last fight «s an amateur. Craig announced just before the main event that Simmons would meet Sikes in the Legion arena "just as soon as he (Sikes) is ready." The Pine Bluff boy was taken to the hospital suffering from "a slight brain concussion" following his encounter with Comiskey. But he is reported recovering rapidly and is expected to be ready for an appearance here sometime in January. "Simmons will beat Sikes, I believe," Kearns predicted. "He hits faster and with both hands. He is a great infighter, the type who gives Sikes the most trouble. Sikes will have a decided advantage in experience but Simmons' boxing skill and supreior punching ability should offset it. But it should be a great fight. I expect to come back for it." Kearns is enthusiastic over the chaiicei'-of Comiskey to win the heavyweight championship. He says Pat may be a year, or so away but is 'improving with every fight. Discussing the Baer first round knockout, the only time Comiskey has ever .been kayoed, Jack said it was due to carelessness and inexperience. He said Pat met Maxie in the center of the ring and pasted him with a sharp left, hook that sent the former champion back on his heels. Instead of following up in the usual manner Comiskey dropped both hands in an attempt to put over a haymaker. All Baer had to do wns punch for the youngster was so wide he couldn't miss. He didn't. The blow, a powerful overhand right, landed on the button and floored him for keeps. It was »n effective, though bitter lesson and further reiterated the age-worn boxing adage, "don't forget to duck." Ken Overlin Wins Over Steve Balloise NEW YORK, Dec. H. (UP)—Six weeks ago Ken Overlin climbed Irom ihe floor, retained his middleweight boxing crown by out-pointing Steve Belloise and said he had been knocked down by a sucker punch that never would catch him again. Last night he proved himself more of a prophet than a fighter. Through 15 dull rounds in smoke- clouded Madison Square Garden Overlin carefully and scientifically avoided the Belloise right hand before 1G.353 cash customers. The young challenger got only one clear swing at Overling chin and when H was all over the ex-sailor was declared winner and still champion. i DE-EIKIS ran IN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Gee, Man! The Draw , m wasted few 'punches. That one-two in "the first round which dropped Bodine was a beauty and had j plenty of power. It softened the St. Louis boy for the finishing touch. Though crude, Lunsford should .improve with experience." Kearns admitted that he was interested in the local boy. but gave no indication that an agreement had been reached with Craig fov a part of his contract. He said he j watched Lunsford in all the work- ! outs with Pat Comiskey, the New Jersey heavyweight who battered Bob Sikes in Memphis Wednesday night, and was impressed with his possibilities. His fine showing prompted the trip here for the match last night, he said. Another boy who commanded Kearns'. attention was Ray Simmons, Promoter :oilie Russo's crack light heavyweight who fought a three round exhibition with the %eteran Don Burton after the amateurs had, concluded their part of the program. /Simmons recently turned" pro after " a remarkable IS TOR SYMPATUY... 57O&B CL€RK5 NOW HEED IT 'S A WARNING; 8 SH Til Southeastern Loop Wants Cooperation With Sugar, Orange Bowl Groups Hy WH.UAM .1. TUCKER ATLANTA. On., Dec. 14. (UP) — There will be no so-calk-d de-emphasis of football in the Southeastern Conference, judging from Uftvelopniruus ut the meeting of Icop .(Ijrrclors concluded in Athens. The morHine clo.secl on * r.oifi of closer cooperation wHh .sponsors of Dixie's t,v/o post-season football feature?, the Sugar and Orange How! grime*;, and with suggp.stion.s (hat more vigorous .schedules be played by the conference members. 'In his retiring report, President Duke Hmnphi-ny of Mississippi Stale ur»4ed l.he directors i,o work with. the ,Su»ur ;uul Orange Bowl hends to "preserve hi»h standards of competition and, .scnitinixe athletic policies of other schools or conferences sending teams Lo compete in the bowls." He also recommended close .study of i.he plan whereby each member school would card at least six- conference opponents a year and play all the other loop teams over a certain period of years. lie suggested that these ideas be molded into legislation at the next annual meeting, which the directors voted to hold in Lexington, Ky. Another step that, smacked of anything but "de-emphasis" was the decision to allow Tulunc to play a Pacific coast opponent in 1942 and 1943, with the first game to be played in New Orleans and the second out west. The name of the coast opponent was not revealed but it was expected to be Southern California, which defeated Tula no in the Rose Bowl in 1931, something that has always rankled Green Wave followers. The conference elected Dr. Richard C. Poster of the University of Alabama as president to succeed Doctor Humphrey. Dr. R. C. Harris of Tulime was named vice- president and Dr. W.-D. Punhous- er of Kentucky wns re-elected secretary-treasurer. After, the business meeting the directors went into session with conference athletic Commissioner Mike Conner, but no results of the conference were announced. Conner had suggested a "gentlemen's code" among the coaches to govern recruiting but had not sought to make the code retroactive.-, As the former governor of Mississippi put it. -'it's where we are going that interests mi-, not whore we've been." Casting sentiment aside, the withdrawal of Sewanee leaves the Southeastern a more compact circuit, with 12 schools each capable of fielding u strong team in any given season. For too long Sewanee had been simply a set-up on the other members' schedules. After 50 years in major southern conferences, the Tennessee school withdrew yesterday, intending not to affiliate with any other athletic association for the time Ity HA lilt V NEA ,S<;rvie« While more than one group has been trying lo dig up the $4,000.000 required to purchase the 'Yankee,;, the National League of Professional Football clubs lias introduced two new owners v/ith more money than they know what lo do wit)). The Brooklyn Dodger.'; have been in the hands oi a bank for year;-;, The Boston Bees can be picked up for §400,000, but there i.s a dearth of baseball buyers. Yet professional football franchises are snapped up at the lirsi offering, and by active who can afford to keep them. A year ago Fred Maudel of the Chicago' department stores laid si/able chunk on the line for the Detroit Lions. Now Alexis Thompson, 20-year- old heir 1,0 :i steel fortune, purchases the Pittsburgh Sieeh-r.s. Thompson is vice president of a New York drug and cosmetics man- ui'ucluring concern. If this thing keeps up, the directorate of the National League oi Professional Football Clubs will read like that of the Chase National Bank. The Philadelphia Eagles, the headaches of which Art Rooney. retiring Pittsburgh proprietor now shares with Bert Bell, is now the only pro gridiron company which i.s not affluent. Brooklyn is backed by Dan Top- oiny of tin millions. Tim Mara i e well fixed in New York. George Preston Marshall is a great wet wash man of Washington: Self- made George Halas of the Chicago Bears has plenty. Charle\ Bidwell, who has the Chicago Cai- dinals. prints the pari-mutuel tickets for practically every race track in the United States and Canada Cleveland and Green Bay are .stock jobs, but the Cuyahoga county men—Ellsworth Augustus. Dan R. Hanna Jr., and Gregory 3, McIntosh, among them—can stand ? deficit . . . and then some, and nearly everybody of any account ir Green Bay is connected with the Packers way or another. • Generally speaking, the financia* structure of the National League of Professional Football Clubs L r sounder than that of either majoi baseball circuit. Baseball hasn't acquired a bankroll man of importance sine 0 Thomas Austin Yawkcy bobbed lip in Boston. Wealthy young men seem to prefer professional football to baseball. Perhaps it is because they like to be in a game in which the noble athletes really are smacked. _SATUHlDA.y, DECEMBER, 14, 19-10 Learning How G-men in Washington practice .shooting from a quick draw, with their speed accurately recorded by an electric timing device. With his shooting hand, G-man holds clown switch on tuning box, seen at lower ri°ht As his hand leaves it, flashing' to his pistol butt, switch starts mechanism. The Shot Roy Welch, Montgomery To Meet Another double feature mat card has been arranged for Monday night by Promoter Mike Meroney with Jimmy Lett, scheduled to tangle with "Wild Red" Roberts. Little Rock voughie. in one of the matches and big Bob Montgomery slated to be the opponent of the veteran Roy Welch in the other contest. This line-up will undoubtedly mean two close matches. Lott has exhibited hi.s mat talent here twice in recent weeks and is one of the classiest performers brought into this territory in some time He .will be meeting in Roberts a strong, capable workman on the* padded can vat- im.t the result should be a toss-up. Roy Welch will be .staking his great knowledge of the mat. game vaimt ihe speed and endurance -f Montgomery in the other bat- t>. and Welch may easily prove Montgomery's first stumbling block in Blvtheville. The old Canadian Wildcat has met the best in the business in his years of grappling and i.s quite 'capable of being the first to defeat Montgomery before a Iccal crowd. On the other hand. Welch is possibly not so speedy as he once was and Montgomery may be able to parry him at such -\ fast pace that Welch will be unable to do his stuff. At any rate, mat fans will prbably sec as much real action as they, desire on one card. I Alabama - Vancly Game I Movies To Be Shown At •Chickasaw Banquet Tickets on the 40 yard line for tlfe 1940 , University of Alabama- Vanderbilt University football yaine I f movie) xvlnYh also entitle the 1 spectator to :i First-hand view of i the 1940 Arkansas Conference I champs, the Blytheville Chicka|.SUM'S, can now be seemed ut any 'of the local drug stores, the Hotel j Noble or W. j. Wimderlich's Fire- i stone Store where tickets Tor the 'the mootball banquet Monday night have been placed on sale. The Chickasaw Athletic club is giving the banquet at Mie Blue Room of the Hotel in honor ci the 1940 Chicka.snws. Highlighting the entertainment will be a showing of this year's game between Vandy and the Crimson Tide and a talk by Paul "Bear" Bryant, member oi' the Vanderbilt coaching staff. It is hoped that Henry "Red" Sanders. Vnndy's head coach, will accompany his assistant here. Bryant, an Atkansas man hailing from Fordyce. played college football at the University of Alabama. The most valuable player on the Chickasaw team is to be selected i»nd announcement will be made public at the banquet. Those in charge stated that they pi mi to make this a\vard an annual event, C. W. AfYIick is to bo toastmaster for the affair which it i.s believed that more than 150 supporters of the team will attend Tickets may either be secured in advance or at the door Monday night. In a split-second draw, the marksman's pistol is spitting bullets at lire electric recording target before him. The Record Toil Day And Night To Capture Aliens Along Mexican Border WASHINGTON. Dec. 13.—While the G-men and Ui C Dies committee work to run down spies, saboteurs and other fifth columnists, j u less publicized but equally im! pcrtant organization toils night ,, f I and, day at the job of seeing that | dangerous aliens don't get into the i country in the first place. [ This outfit is the border patrol of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice. i Its 1400 trained men have 5500 miles of hind border to patrol and an equal mileage of sea coast— although' on the sea they get help from organizations like "the coasi guard. The patrol's force has been doubled during the past year, and plans have been drawn up for tripling the present force on a moment's notice in case the country should get into war or other dire emergency. With that tripled force, the na- |,tion's borders could be- closed air- i tight. They aren't sealed that way ' now, but a vigilant watch is kept n all times—especially along the Mexican border, where half of the '•/hole force is concentrated. HAVE TO BE HANDY GENTS Border patrolmen have to be a I little bit of everything — sharp- j ihooters, handy barroom fighters, ' ^urn-shoe 'detectives, horsemen! •adio experts and heaven knows vhat not. They get a stiff course if training before they go on duty, md are taught practically every- hing .from jiujitsu to first aid. The patrol works in close cooperation with the FBI and with he army and navy intelligence -ervices. it also keeps in close ''ouch with U. S. consuls abroad, 'specially - in Mexico, so that it nay know who is lurking outside he country waiting for a chance "o sneak in. Its men wear natty, Northwest Mounties-type uniforms if forestry green, when they're out m patrol; yet some of them prowl he borders in the guise of tramps, 'umting up the hide-outs of alien- •.imigglers, while others hang ground seaports as fishermen* longshoremen or merchant sailors. A good border patrolman is supposed to be pally with the citizens OH his beat — for often a. rancher, a railway telegraph operator in a lonely whistle-stop station or a housewife in a remote farmhouse will have a chance to see things ,or hear things which the border patrol ought to know GUN PLAY, AND PLENTY The dodges by which aliens are put on the handcuffs in a demonstration at m ft LI 1'aso Border Palroi tr:iimii ff school. illegally brought into the country are many and varied. Along the Texas border, the patrolmen not long ago found that what appeared to be a perfectly ordinary auto- trailer had a secret compartment in which a couple of aliens were being smuggled over the border. On the coast, aliens may be brought in (almost frozen' stiff, sometimes) in the ice compartment of a fishing tug. In the desert, a couple of cars parked in the form of a T may indicate to an airplane smuggler that it's safe to land and unload his cargo. Service can be pretty hazardous. at times. The force's records contain a long list of gun-fights. Thirty-one patrolmen have been killed in action during the last 15 years. When a patrolman surprises a group crossing the Rio Grande in some isolated place, his quarry is as likely as not to shoot it out with him. Hence the emphasis, in the training course, on the use of firearms. really is something to aviation The oldest. Robert, is with the government as a training inspector; the next .two are commercial" airline pilots, the fourth is a flying instructor at a Colorado flying school, and the youngest. Jack. 18. is an engineering honor student — studvihff aeronautical design. * BUY YOUR HOLIDAY LIQUORS & WINES BY THE CASE AND SAVE MONEY Complete Stock BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP S. 2nd Phone 167 Five'-Brothers in Aviation SWEETWATER, Tex. (UP)—The Fitzgerald brothers think. there Johns Ice & Coal Co. 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