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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 17, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1940 Champion Doen't Look So Well In Beating Lighter Opponent BY JACK CUDDY United Kh-css Staff Correspondent BOSTON, Dec. 17 cUP) — Billy Conn's stock as a heavyweight challenger was up 100 points today by virtue of Champion Joe Louis'" somewhat futile showing last-night-'.-against that animated punching bag of n- challenger, Al McCoy. Come Friday, Conn will give up his 'light heavyweight title and sign to light Louis in June, if Louis still wears the crowii then. This abdication and .-signing will he done in New York City and tit the headquarters of the state boxing commission—just to nitikr-' it official. Louis registered a. technical knockout over McCoy in the sixth round of a scheduled 15-round bout last night before 13,334 cash customers who contributed to a gate of about $51,678.00. - Louis achieved his "triumph" when McCoy's trainer, Ray Arcel. forbade McCoy to answer the bell I'oivthe .sixth round because his left eye was closed completely and Arcel thought more punishment to the eye might blind him perma- ' nently. McCoy had lasted: five' full rounds with the champion and wanted to continue. r Little McCoy, who scaled 21'/j pounds less than Champion Louis, left the ring in far better condition lhan on the night of October 18, when he received the worst beating of his career at, the hands "of Conn—a beating that lasted 10 rounds merely because Conn lacked the 'punch to put him away in the lost four rounds.when he had him reeling about the ring, helpless. Brewer. Jack McDahlel nmi Junior HOP were (ne^leltermerV. SWeaterr, \rnir {cTJnmctt Brbwnloe, Hunter \Veddmen, • Earl Felts -'arid Gen* \Villett. Coach Ptlckelt was given a leather set of bill folder, key case and'cigarette case, with gold initials. and Manager E. J, Hosey received iV jacket. . :•,. • The Shawnee team finished second in the Northeast Arkansas Six- Man Football League of 15 teams having had nine wins and two defeats. Today's Sport Parade ;ou LOS ANGELES, Dee, 37 (UP) — Joe Louis is between the devil and the deep blue sea. and at the same tune he's riding the horns of a dilemma, bareback. I realised the heavyweight champion's predicament for the first 'time last night when I listened over the nidio to' his fight with Al McCoy in company with u v^roup of typical sport* followers. During l he introductions from the ring in Boston the fellow smoking* the pipe said "he'll knock Feat Puts Him In Glass 'With.Baseball's Best As Repeater NEW YORK, Dec, 17. £UP>—The last lingering doubts whether Joe DiMaggio,, New York Yankees' center fielder, is a truly great hitter have been dispelled by the oi'fioial American League balling averages released today. 13y winning thfi batting title for the second straight year DJMaggio joins Larry Lajoie, Ty Cobb ancl Al Simmons—three of baseball's most accomplished batsmen—as a repeater. DJMaggio .captured the 1939 batting championship with an average of .381 and repeated UK; past season with a mark of that bum out in round." ington, tied for the most hi Is, each with 200..,-..,- • .--. ;-,:• Georgo Crwe, Washington speedster, won p ihPi stolen base crov/n for the second straight year although he fell short of Ills previous year's exceptional total, in the full campaign of 154 games last season, Case stole 35 baser, as compared to 51 thefts in i:J8 games in'l93S. Mike Kreevieh, White, Sox. outfielder, again owti the bunting title,, registering 21 sacrifices, one less than his 1939 total. When the fight was in the third round the man in the tweed coal had this to say, and with plenty of disgust in his voice: "Joe's- carrying him, as usual. He can knock him out.'any time, he wants to. I suppose they're nil fixed, just sive the customers a little inn for their money/' These two comments * expressed the feeling of all the listeners. I :polled them and, they pi-etty gen- rally felt that when.Joe won a he was either knocking out lifts who could scarcely raise their ands from ineptness or fright, or Louis started after McCoy last night in more murderous fashion than at any time since he established ah all-time speed record for heavyweight title knockouts by •stowing away Max Schmeling in two minutes and four : seconds of :the"'.first, round. Louis wanted'vto better that Tec- ord last night, but two factors prevented it: (1) Jolting Joe's own crudeness after a lay-off of six months, and (2) McCoy's zig-sag- ging maneuvers which made him a bit'too elusive. Handsome Billy Conn, who was at the ringside.-said. "I'd like to have been in there with Louis. He was so anxious that he lost hi head. IP I had been in there, yoi • would have had a new henvyweigh champion;" ' ' • Louis was so desirous of belting out McCoy in a hurry, that the first right-hand -he threw would have knocked McCoy's head into the mezzanine—if it -had landed. But it missed McCoy by two feet, arryine along bums to make hinps look <rood. He got little or no credit for be- n<> a preat fighter. Apparently .no one took into consideration that ,ouis has never refused to tlcht my challenger, be he big, little, ast, slow, a home grown product or an import, a Chinaman or a lumberjack." No one 'stopped to hink that the men he has knocked out since he became"champion u - e no 'better or no worse than ihe con tenders earlier champions canvas. He got no praise for doing n quicker, neater, and 'more deadly job of disposing of challengers .than any champion The feat of whining two batting titles in succession Ls more difficult than Ls generally supposed. Such great hitters as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Harry Heihnann, Char- He Gehringer, Tris Speaker. George SLsler and Heinle. Manush were never able to repeat as batting champions. Lajoie was the first to do It in 1903-04. Then Ty Cobb won nine titles in a' row between 1907-15; Tris Speaker broke the string in 1916 and then Cobb came back to -win- in- 1917-18-19. There ;were no more repeaters until Al Simmons turned the trick in 193031. - ... DiMaggio had iris work cut out for hirr. in the September stretch drive. He had to overtake Rip Radcliff, St. Louis outfielder who set the pace most of the year, and Luke Appling, Chicago shortstop who won the title in 1936. If all the other Yanks had played as did DiMaggio in the last month of the campaign, it's highly probable that the Bronx Bombers would have smashed • through to their fifth straight pennant. The ten leading, hitters who played in 100 or more games follow: Roberts Is Victim Of Jim Lott Jimmy Ixjtt added further proof of his class as a mat-performer last night at the Legion arena by defeating* "Wild Red" Roberts, the sturdy gent from county, in one of two feature matches on Promoter Mike Meroney's weekly mat program. Lott captured two out oT three- falls, winning (Tie first -with 'flying tackles and a double jackknlfe in 22 minutes and the final in U with llylug tackles and body pin. Roberts, using a stamping' hammerlock, succeeded in tttk- vg the middle fall in ten minutes. The veteran Roy Welch scored win over big Bob Montgomery, ne of the most formidable wresters to show here in many months. However, Welch's victory followed n injury to Montgomery's shoulder ifter he had fallen hard and was not regarded by many as a verv decisive triumph In view of this Player, Club AB. If. Pet. in history. Listening their remarks. T and .most of Louis'.-'later punches missed too. ' ' . • McCoy 1 might have lasted 10. or even 15 rounds had he not made the mistake of blowing his nose after being hit in'the left- yye. Blowing -the nose puffs out an injured eye. - "McCoy, patently frightened at being 'in the ring 'with Louis; had appreciated for the first time what n soot Louis is in. The grouo last night undoubtedly was duplicated in thousands of American cities ind towns in all 48 states. Snorts 'overs sit tins around radios, listening to. tlie account of a perfectionist lit." work, and then putting the h!nst on the man because they don't realize how good .he is. As a sportswriter. and as a man who hasrseen-Louis in many .a ficht. : I tried .to slrrtiehten out-my bomnaniops.. I pointed • out. :lhat while McCoy wasn't a' great'Tight- er, any more than the Godoys. the Galehtos. the Baers." the Paycheks. nnd many: Of the other men Loute has. knocked out weren't great fighters; they were the: best the country had.'- Ahd that it-" wasn't Joe's fault' that he was so", far above--his rivals in skill, hitting power, .'and ' willingness to- fight.' • For 'the life of me I don't see how you can sensibly blame a man J. DiMaggio, N. Y. 508 179 .352 Appling, Chicago 566 197 .348 Williams, Boston 561 193 .344 Radcliff, St. Louis 584 200 .34: McCosky, Detroit 589 200 .340 Greenberg, Detroit 573 195 .340 Wright, Chicago 581 196 .33' Travis, Washington 528 170 .32! Hnney, Boston 534 171 .32 Lewis, Washington 600 190 .31 act. Montgomery had taken the 'irst fall with the Straugler Lewis lep.dlock after-24 minutes of struggle. Welch evened the score by .aking the second with n drop toe \old in nine minutes, then after Montgomery had suffered the houlder injury he was pinned by Welch to decide the match. Qsceola Cagers Meets ParagoiiM In Games ..Tonight: OSCEOLA, Ark., Dec. 16.—The Osceola' Semlholes* senior boys and senior girls basketball teams will play the first home game, of the, season when they meet the Paragould Bulldogs here Tuesday night, Dec. 17, coach Leslie Speck- said today. The game will be called at 7:45 o'clock. The Seminoles opened the season last Friday night at Tyrone when the boys won the match 25 to 20; the girls lost :59 to 12. The starting lineup for tomorrow night's game is us follows: Boys— Billifi Bo wen and Tomrnie Goete, forwards; Paul Anna'ble, center; Elmer Bryant and Ben Butler, guards, in the girls game Margaret Modurity. Dolores Shoemaker and Mary Givens will play guard positions; Colleen Bannister, Betty Ann Edrington and Marjorie Ed- ring ton, forwards. I Mr. Speck has an 18-yame sched- ile with schools in • northeast Ark- 1 insas and Southeast Missouri chools continuing through Feb. '25. Following the games here Tues- itiy night tiie teams will take on iwnee Friday night on the home ;ourt to wind up playing- before the lolidays. Other games listed are an. 8 Reiser, there; Jan. 10, Luxora, here; Jan. 14, Paragould, here; Jan. 17. Holland. Mo., (.here; Jan. 21, Wynne, here; Jan. 24 Shawnee, there; Jan, 28. Wilson, lere; Jan. 31, Parkin, there; Feb. !, .Wynne, there; Feb. 7, Reiser, iere; Feb, 11, Luxora. there; Feb. H. Holland, Mo., here; Feb. 18, Tyronza. here; Feb. 21, Wilson, there; Feb. 25, Parkin, here. Killer of Deer Leaves $1 As Conscience Fund . VAN'BUREN, Mo. (UP)—A dollar bill, stuffed in a shotgun shell and left beside a dead deer, is the latest addition to the state conservation department's conscience fund. Hie carcass' was found at the side of the road near Van Buren by Conservation Agent Edgar Allen. He said the animal apparently :given'a much better performance than expected after being driven down to one knee in the first round "by an overhand right ianash to : the kidney. That- was the lone knockdown, and the challenger /barely took the .count of one. although he had been staggered a few seconds before by one of Louis' "Sunday" right hoots to the chin. Eleven players on the .six-man football team of Shawnee school Joiner, were presented ' reversible jackets as lettermen of the 1940 season and four reserves were presented "reserve sweaters" in a special program climaxed with Coacl ,'J. A. 'I Ace) Puckett and Manager E. J. Hosey also being presented substantial gifts. Capt! N. R. Hosey. Billis. Fre\\ Lewis'Jones, Billy Looney. Mauric Brownlee. George .Edings. Fran! Felts. Paul Driver, Theodor or being so good that; he is too ood for his competition. He can't? o out and with a wave of his and develop men able to give him contest. ; As for Louis', promoter. 4ike Jacobs, I know him well hpufch to swear that there is othing he would like better than a ' high class challenger, one the . -.,...-, ^^_--, ^ _ t _ Imit of hi§-- ability. Such a cha\- enger wduTd,-\ mtjan ; big gates and Jacobs is In the Boxing business for the money. Jacobs spends half time attempting to ferret out or develop such a challenger. . Until he succeeds, and right now it doesn't appear as if he will for many- years to come. Louis will go on losing in popularity. This is a shame, because when the final chapter of boxing is written he'll have a substantial place, both as a fighter and a sportsman. Hank Greenberg ,of the Tigers who made the difficult switch from first base to the outfield, ; had an outstanding' year at bat. He tied his teammate Barney McCosky for fifth place. v in batting, each with .340, Greenberg's highest batting average -since he's . been in the majors. He'led the ..league. in homers, withal, in doubles,...with 50, . and ..;in . total: bases, with. 384, Greenberg was at his. hottest in September, biffing-15. homers, only three "short of the • one-month record of 18 set by his teammate and successor at First'base,. Rudy York. : ' : '' ..' V / .' Barney McCosky; Tigers' sophomore, led the league in triples, with i<J : ;' thus giving Detroit a ; , clean sweep in extra base hit laurels. Ted Williams. Red -Sox, sophomore, scored the most runs/ 134, repeat- ing'tn that • department: McCosky, Radcliff and Doc Cramer of-the Red Sox. recently traded to Wash- Keiser Team Wins Six Games, Loses Four OSCEOLA. Ark.. Dec. 1C.—The Reiser football team closed a vevj successful season winning si? Barnes, losing .four and tieing one it was stated -bY J. H. Garrett, athletic director at the Keiser Higl School. The team will lose two players through graduation this term. Charles Robinson and Talmadge McKay. However, eleven letter men 1 who will return together with a large aggregation of junior material should make a strong six- man team for the 1941 season.'.The Junior six-man team., had its most successful year-playing eleven games without a defeat^ Members on the team were^Troy Bolick. W. T. Crews. Jesse Coats. Hart bickson Turner. CaLyin. Crews. Calvin Spencc. Paul Dug- eer. Johnnie Stovall. Clifton S.uL- livan'. This team was .coached \\ by J. H. Garrett, who came to Keiser this .year, and William Broach.-"-a- member of the faculty. :; - . Keiser Girls, Shawnee Boys Win Cage Meet In an Invitation Tournament concluded at Mississippi County High School Saturday night, Keiser girls and Shawnee of Joiner boys won trophies. Eight teams participated in each division which started Friday night Aviih Missco, Blackwater, 'Black Oak, Burdette, Keiser. Osceola, Dyess and Shawnee entered. Shawnee defeated Dyess, 42-13; Burdette, "19-8; Black Oak, 55-25, to win the.boys' award. In the girls'.bracket. Keiser defeated Shawnee, 29-14 and went on to win over Missco 52-27 for the championship. N. R. Hosey, Shawnee, -was the star of the tourney. After' having played guard' in '38, forward in '39 ind now playing center, he made 49 points in the three games. The University of Genoa. Italy, was : founded in 1243, while that at Macerala came into existence 1290: — PRESCRIPTIONS— Safe - - Accurate Tour Prescription Druggl»i Fowler Drug Co. 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