The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1940 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 31, 1940
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PAGE SIX COURIER NEWS mm FIELD Fordham And Texas Ag- gies Applaud Each Other Lott Wins Main Bout From Monty Muscular Jimmy Lott, one of Bly- thevilie's favorite matsters UIH a former star football player " at Howard college in Birmingham. Ala., rallied to thrill 750 howling fans and defeat Husky Bob Mont R^fnr^ Gam^ Tim^ jgomery in two fnlls out of throe in DeiOre Uame lime W main event of Promoter Mike „ r jMeroney's weekly wrestling card DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 31. .(UP)- jat the Legion arena Monday ni^in , Fordham and Texas A. & M. - After dropping' iiie first, fail iii •aeter Hole In Real Drama , reached the Alphonse and Gaston "stage today on the eve of the Cotton Bowl football game. , With the game a sellout of 45,507, and bath teams in perfect, physical shape ready to go at 1:15' p.m v GST, tomorrow, the coaches are nursing sore backs from taking too many bows— for the opposition. - Coach Homer Norton of the Aggies was hardly off the train yesterday with his ., 51 human tanks, than lie began .singing for Pordham:— "One of thti greatest teams in America. Steve Filipowicz must be a great passer i( all I've heard about him is true. Fordham's an underrated club. The betting odds are.- out of line." The' betting is 9 to 5 on the. Aggies and up until today there ' .were' few Fordham takers. But early this morning a special train - Carrying several hundred Fordham , rooters rolled" into town carrying "some fresh, crackling folding-' '^_ money from the Bronx to ride on ' the „ Rams. - - - Norton claimed that the game should be an even-money affair . but'Coach Jimmy Crowley of the <_ Rams said the odds were right. /'Those babies are big and tough and will give us a tough time." Crowley said. "I think the betting -'- is absolutely right because we're facing the greatest team, in America." The Aggies. off their record. should be favored. -They ran out 19 straight games before losing to Texas. They are in top. physical in condition and are knee-deep first-class reserves. We had our first look at them in a practice session yesterday at 2i minutes as Montgomery sulded | pressure with a punishing deadlock after holding it for several minutes, Lott went back to take the srcoml fall in nine minutes with Hying tackles and u body press. The bout, was rough throughout »i)'j Wild Red Roberts, who subbed as for MeroHcy in the last two Ixnilr;, was o/i the receiving end of as many body slams and punches as either-wre.s-tlpr. Body Press Wins With confidence restored and the crowd's cheers in his ears. Jimmy won the final and clocidlntj fall in six minutes with a body pros;; after Monty appeared to have Hie match sacked up with a rocking chnir hold and Inter with n. :jearlike body press. Loll came out of it. however, and added his own body press for victory. Count Kirl Von Zuppi won the first fall from Toughie George Bennett in s;x mrmues with a crab hold that forced Beimel to give tip after n good "biting" mutch 1 'In I which the mouth of each man was'' utilized many times, bin Bennett, n former Oklahoma A. &• M. grappling star, cnme back to win the match and the next two falls with an arm-pounding stomp-lmmmer- lock. Bennett Look the second fall in seven minutes, applying his hammerlock six times after the Count went outside' the ropes five times.. The decisive fall was in six min- | utos with another stomp-hammerlock after he gave Zuppi three of everything :n succession: flying tackles, knee lifts and rights to the jaw. Greek Subdues Red In the opener the Little Rock product, Roberts, succumbed to the r. >»• -r-r . >v L - r*L j- r,,i l -------- ' - tvu> -' v -"- 0 . OLU-V-IHUUUU LU UlC S. M. U.'s Ownby Stadium. That ; p 0we r of Joe Dillmnn Greek guy -"Big John" Kimbrough is a jroughian, in straight fall's losing - the first to Dillman with an nir- .plane spin in 10 minutes and the second, in nine minutes when Dill- tough article. Pugh—whose first name is Marion—belies that name. " We expected to see a gentle, scholarly lad because we heard he was the "brains" of the team. Instead, we found a black-bearded, hard-bitten guy who runs like the wind-and tosses a football like it was shot from a six-shooter. • -Fordham, according to the coach- ins ''staff, probably will rise, or fall on- two men—Len Esrrmont, the speedy halfback, and Steve Eilipowicz, a sophomore passing- fool. . _ .,, . . • ,, • ••—., vni luo JH.UU1AU11U1X HHU Rains will start n_ pretty -George .Welch, and Olie Olson, the m TnPmcolvos: _M^n liiin oir_ .~~» i-_ . — . _ ' How .bcut it, girls? Recognize that smiling face? Yes, ma'am, it's none other than movie star Richard Greene. That tank is •no stage set, either. The young English actor returned to Britain at war's start and is now serving :n the Royal Armored Corps. the game, and it will furnish them with 24 extra hours to think up . man applied four body slams and reasons for the defeat that will £i body press for the pin. Meroney I sooHl c the nerves and calm the was in danger of losing his hair ""' ..... : " "" l -— •-*•- -' •as Roberts continually jerked at the referee's locks, and there never was a dull moment. When Roberts told Meroney that he could referee better, he was subdued and officiated in the. other 'matchs. "Meroney announced that next week's card would inclutje matches between Carlos • ,.- , — •»"*»&>* iivn.ll, mill <—' big team themselves—the line av- -poker-faced Swede erages 200 pounus and the back- ~ field 175—and it will contain J5ve seniors, four juniors and two sooh- omores, Filipowicz and Lansing, ".Fordham's great young passing battery. , The. weather man said it would rain today, and the Aggies should have a slight ede;e on a so<z°ty field. But Norton claims it. won't help- that his team depends pretty much on speed itself, • Crowley, however, is praying for dry weather so Eshmont and Filipowicz .-won't be slowed. The probable starling- lineup: Tex. A.& M. Sterling Pannell ^Robnett Fordham George Bennett. will meet Today's Sport Parade *f HKNET MeLCMOEC L ?! LT Henke R-~ ROUtt ,.RT Henderson R.V Pugh • Q Conatser • £,H Thomason ;; JR.H Kimbrough^ . F Fillno--''>c? Referee: 'Jeff FarrLss, Hendrix College. Unrotre: Rus W. &, J. Linesman: Eddie Rice. Field judge: unattached. Cal Bolster. Can File Entries Now For Golden Gloves Tourney All. boys who want to enter the 1941 : Golden Gloves amateur box- ine competition for this district, scheduled the final week of January for the Legion arena in Blytheville, may now send then- applications to Joe Craig. The district includes southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas, with-many entries expected from Mississippi county. All bovs who PASADENA, Cal., Dec. 31 (UP) —This won't make Nebraska. Fordham f Tennessee. Mississippi State and Arizona'State like me, but I _ like them in the Rose, 'cotton, Lansing .Sugar, Orange and Sun Bowl games Kuzmau I tomorrow. Bennett ,.. Now that I've picked these teams. DofiU'ion 11 know of no easier way for you Sartori to fulfill that yearning you've had Ungerer {for a corner room in the' poorhouse Dcnnn-y ;than to parlay them. My last win- ;*robl« ner. was Daniel over the lion. I }5shmont ! believe, but I remember I hedged, 'a little on that'one by saying the lion had a good chance 'to score an upset. , I had planned to withhold my selections until the very last minute in the hope they would appear so late no one would read them and be tempted to risk 'a wager on them except night watchmen, nighlschool teachers, owl fanciers, and lamplighters. But then I got to thinking of my very good friends who coach the teams of my choice, such as Biff Jones of Nebraska, Jimmy Crowley of Fordham, Bob Neyland of Tennessee, and Dixie Howell of Arizona State. They deserved. I concluded, honest warning to ready themselves for the defeat that must surely come from my kiss of death. They all .are strong men who j prefer to know the truth to living In a fools paradise lor an extra day, and going about spinning dreams that can never come true. "*" . it will enable them to ready i enter must be sanctioned by the gracious speeches to deliver in the • A. U., and will register after (winning teams dressing room after entering Boys wishing .to compete can work out every, night at 7:30 o'clock in the Legion ring. Craig said today, so that lighters who enter early can-benefit by getting more time to workout. This district's bouts, which probably v/ill include entries of at least nO boys, are eliminations. Winners will £o to the Mid-South tournament at Memphis in February, an'! winners there get a trip to Chicago and New York for the national tournament. Entries are to be mailed to Joe Craig, Blytheville, . or the Blytheville Courier News sports department. anger in the breasts of the old grads who have just lost a chunk on Alma Mater's boys. Just what will cause the downfall of my selections is not known to 'me. But something will, just as surely as the moon and' the tides have a working agreement. On paper. I have five mighty good teams. Nebraska is tougher than a bai-becued Belgian block, and figures to overpower - the ' Stanford fancy-dans, but now that I've tapped them with my poison pen the Cornhuskers will probably pull a Ferdinand and forget .all about football and. spend the' afternoon smelling the flowers. , Fordham's a swell team and. has the power, speed and passing to shade the Texas Aggies, .but they'll figure out some way'.to-make a chump of me, such as stopping a touchdown drive to .spell and pronounce their names to the Aggies. A Tennessee team that has Foxx, Suffridge, Molinski and other players of like calibre figures to win from Boston College but they'll manage to lose even if they have to kick on first "down, call for a bad pass from center when two inches from a touchdown, or have the quarterback play "K-K-Katy' 1 on a xylophone before each forward pass play. And it'll be the same at Miami and El Paso. Mississippi has one of the greatest lines ever turned out- in the south, a line that Georgetown shouldn't do much against, but the southerners will work out some scheme to hand me another loser, even if they have to spread a box lunch of turnip greens and possum right in the middle of a huddle and talk things over between courses. You have every right to wonder why I go on making selections of football games. If I knew. I'd tell you. I have spent many an hour trying to figure it out. and Heaven knows how many dollars I have wasted on phrenologists, gypsy tea leaves experts, palmists and alienists in search of an answer. I'll tell you o nething. though—if tomor- you one thing, though—if tomor- promise not to maxe another pick until Thursday at the earliest. Hold everything: I've got to make another prediction right now. I forgot about the east-west game. Give me the east. Now I feel better. What a fool I would have been to miss a prediction on what one. Babsfm Stiy ",.'•' • • v 31, 19-10 (Continued from Page 1) nails for building homes. World War II, however, is an entirely different, ,-ar. The. building of v a hundred-thousand-dollar airplane does not u.,e much material, but rather labor, skill, and time. It is true that \vc mast enter a shipbuilding program—both of naval vessels and merchant .ships—but otherwise, there is nothing to interfere with home building, l. therefore, forecast that residence construction • in 1941 will show an increase of neiiiry LI/%' over 1940. Presumably, it. will cost a little more to build a home in 1941 than it has in the past few years; but there is a reasonable available supply of biutamg materials. Besides,^ masons, carpenters, plumbers and painter.-; are primarily interested in their year's income rather than their hourly wage. Therefore, if they can be" sure of finding work every day they should be content with present wages. Another thing: During World War 1, there were no such available funds as there are today, it was then impassible to borrow government money for the building of homes. All the conditions are entirely different now Hence, I disagree with those who say that homebuijding will be shut off'in 1941. WHAT ABOUT 'CONGRESS?' 1941 will witness a different Congress than has ever been seen before. This M a very rash statement; but you wait until the year is over, it will be neither a brave Congress nor. a rubber-stamp Congress. It will be a paralyzed Congress. It just "will not know what to do. or what not to do, except to spend money. It will'want to help Great Britain, and yet sees so much havoc ahead for-both Great Britain nnd Europe tha't it will dread getting- into the mess. Certainly Congress will be m no mood to vote for declaring war against Germany. Japan, or any other nation, it will be bewildered" and afraid to 'fish, cut bait, or go ashore." The new Congre.% is a conservative body, although it is democratic. U not only dreads war for its-own sake, but believes that if we enter World War II, we really will end up with a dictator. This, moreover s not merely "third term" campaign ui; x . There is a latent dread ol Ilis among the labor and farming elements as well a.s businessmen. All groups are beginning to see that special legislation-starting with protective tariffs hfty years ago-has led from one thing to another until the cure is worse than the disease. They wonder if the answer may not be to wipe all out and start over again COST OF LIVING Perhaps the most important figures for readers to watch in 1941 are those on the cast of living. During World War I, the cost of living increased greatly; but the prices of farm products vent up w th he '^^X^^**™ **** >«, the prSSsT tnitfe for ; ^ awhile. Wliile; the summer monrhs nnd even September, 1940, showed ! constant slumps, October and succeeding months have shown improvement. • f ' 'BUSINESS AND -TAXES' •Every cloud has a silver lining. The need of huge taxes by the 'K^STS! t;insur ? s e«^' busings;- ; We* cannot pay taxes without profits and we cannot get pronts without good business. But you say: The government takes 50% of the profits one year, but does not share on? nr ^ hej ,' yeai >;' r' 1 ? 1 * is true to a certai11 extent - Hence, to get out or debt and avoid future lo.^e.s should be one aim of every thase to whom Uie goveminent invested capiial basis thfi Excess mt« th I, . you » m ?*unded atuiually? Por instance. $5.000 at 8% com° Ud1amOUnt L0 over ^0,000 in 30 veavs. When you ^ 1 by 10 - Cr 100> the result is stupendous. Moreover, Chfference< to , '- 1 conservative investor or businessman r 8 ° es Ult ,° dividends < or to plant improvement, or to ' > , <v t OUTLOOK FOR UTILITIES >ShOUid d ° bette s n ueh nr ,' for a chance to imloac3 - I do "ot foresee much prospect of a boom m railroad stocks. AS for utility Hocks Ulc of electricity will neenf Hn r slightly more ' during 1941, but need not do so if no group kicks over the applecart We are now asked to supply only Great Britain with food and goods; while during World War I, we had to supply Prance Italy Russia Japan. and other nations in addition. The airplanes whteh Enplane needs most, do not take a large amount of raw materS ?his applies as well to many of our other exports, although not "to tie ships which England must build here. Concerning food p^ducte which S? and will need in large quantities; we already have an excesT Cert? in y here is no fear of a shortage in 1941 • of su££ whfchS 1?' o so d at 22 cents a pound; or wheat, which in 1918 sold at $2 30 pe r buslwl ° r ai1 is that we have 'there'wm tneie will WHAT ABOUT WAGES? u ng ^ ™ k * TS ' '^builders, and plane wage increases in 1941. if by chance reduced • te " n 7 - 500 ' 000 to a ™™ then other wage increases are inevitable Generally however, the cost of living should be the answer 'to t& wa^ "ble a^rZms ?h tS ^^^ "T' taX6S and if employe! able about piofiLs, then improved manufacturing processes should k-peo down the average cost of living. Certain materials such as m Sis to? winch here is^a greac foreign demand, will increase In pri?e- but of • In short, if we will be reasonable and keep down the cosf of ,;i ~Vr,~£ Si HIGHER PAY ROLLS -FEWER STRIKES Total pay rolls will be bigger^in 1941 than ever before H our t0 s i the 7 ' 5 o 00a ft 00 ur *r loyed - totai pay ^ fc. of the past period of prosperity, and much nite t , • ee United States has 20,000,000 more neonle 'm TUP n ,. , >ARM- INCOME UNCERTAIN S i0n ° nd real * ^- ~^ an mi ^ s cash income in 1941 may exceed 1940 hv ,, " pl " "" """«• «-» '• ~» IS. - BONDS ANi> 1NOUSTRKAL STOCKS rion.n" gV ',. 1011g '" term ' low -««Pon bonds are today in fhe •dangerous position as were the blue-chip stocks i W, vn tenvLr o Th" 10ney a . 1 ? % " Or even even ten yeais? There is justification for an 'ty. twenty, or Oh certain groups of industrial stocks, however i ttxl bullish assels in to me 0 CONSUMER LINES ACTIVE Certeihfv ?!f a VS 1 i T°, Ul f hurt ^oPkeepers; but 1941 will not see such CONCLUSIONS come through of. nations '£=?s X = Place of self-reliance self-denial Lni? ?h. , •» dws wU1 not take t he the common good. We all know h^ fh g f eSS tO c °-°^ erat e Wr world today * more of the Ch^tl I S ^oSft "of "H^ ° f charity.. Let us emphasize .'Ste dX^w^s oth±; and prosperity may be our. temptation" and 0" S a f ^ seCUnty Last Day For Duck Hunters To Shoot 'Em This was the day for duck- hunters to get. in their final shooting of : . the season, and most of the Mississippi county nim'rods already had given up . because, of the unusual December weather That had curtailed "£he season this : But lhr quail-hunters have an- cther month . of grace in their favorite sport of shooting. The quail season ends officially on Jan. 31. In 1937, Ralph Heilman of Hope Ind., raised 900 bushels of corn on five acres of land. 'Read Courier JNTews want ad£. February, on the average, is London's least rainy month, while October is the rainiest. Try Our Barbecue »ssrS fi ?=iS£:~"Bl3 awi'M s ;«,,;'™,'s.,"- —•«~ „ . FOREIGN TRADE OUTLOOK J*V)>'pifm Trn/^r\ Ti-IM K^. ..« * v«« lc »•" nline «ni oe VCrv trrpoitio»- <^,,».;.,^ in«» -nr ,» . . •» c j • »^-».> nicguicti uunng ly^i if allowed to take > « uu, laiKea-of loans to South America are illustrations, if RIBS They're Delicious Gibraltar, ' the British "rock", has t» public : debt. no trains, and no street cars. Courier News wanfc ads. FOR SALE SHIBLEY'S BEST FLOUR Barrel •• 48 Lb. Sack $/ 25 24 Lb. Sack '.'.'.'.'.". ] 65c 50 Lbs. Lard $3.15 100 Lbs. Sugar Ash & Broadway Phone 816 n . loans to Great Britain, this will -. — .... HARRISON'S AUTO PARTS & GARAGE SERVICE STATION General BepxWnr, Weldiaf ACTMB firm Bed T«p Gin BUSINESS FOR SALE If you are interested in one of the most modern up to date Grocery Stores, equipped with a complete Meat Department, doing a fifty thousand dollar business annually, it will pay you dividends to write or call the owner. MR. 0. P. TILGHMON Wardell, Missouri Phone 2030 or Write P. 0. Box No, 851 5 Blytheville, Ark. Moon Distributing Co. Little Rock. Ark. Look in the Classified Section of This Paper for the big PHILLIPS 'USED CM SALE I This is your chance to save many used car dollars and drive a better car! Here Y Last Chance For Free Air Training Do you want to learn how (o If!',] without, cost, under capable it 1 .-' siructors? Now is the time to take advantage of the Civil Aeronautics Authority's free training plan. Thursday night at 7 o'clock classes in ground school instruction will begin, in the City Hall, and will continue if enough 'interest is shown by Blytheville youth, after a preliminary start before the holidays. The instruction is open to all youth between the ages of 18 and 25, and the goal of all u-ainee.s will be a private pilot's license at I the end of a 72-hour ground school basic instruction class and 40 hours' of flight work. Ground school work will be taught by William Beswic-k, instructor in jthe city high school, and flight in- 'slruction will be given by J. P. Holland, well known Blytheville business man-pilot. A good attendance must greet the first class Thursday night in order for class-work to conliiijliJ otherwise the CAA will cancel tnvT license for Blytheville. If you want to .secure this free training, be at the meeting Thursday. NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE Owen Zuck and His ORCHESTRA Sponsored by the Blytheville Bachelor Club City Hall PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. B . Phone 810 |(J •ih & Walnut Mat/ TUESDAY 3ARGAIN r}Y Matinee lOc & 15c Night lOc & 20c MOST THRILLING [ OF HIS MANY ISTRANGE CASES! :•?.« Masto Detecfive . COLUMBIA Ralph Bellamy & Margarefl* Lindsay * , £ Also sheeted shorts. WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY OF AU TIKI AMECHE BETTY GR ABLE CARMEN MIRANDA — t CMAIUOTTC GREENWOOD J. CA8KX MAISH . HENRY 5TEPHENSON - KATHARINE WNSCEY Paramount, s & Marcu ot'iimc Phone Ritz 224 Phone Roxy 322 USTEN TO KLCN 10:00 a.m.~ 12:45 p.m.—4:30 o.m. TUESDA Y-WEDNESD \ Y : BARGAIN NIGHTS lOc & 20c ' 'Pride of l!:e with Leo Garcey & Bobhv <1 Jordon ' " .Also selected shorts.

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