The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1943 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 24, 1943
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1»AGE SET NCAA Cage Meet Opens In New York NEW YORK, Mai, 24 (UP)— The easts! a half of tile National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament gels undo way at Madison Square Garden tonight -H»-ith Dartmouth pitted against De.Paul and New Yoik University m'ffilng Oeorgetonn, Experts rate Dartmouth and DePaul as co-favorlfes to win the eastern playoff and face the west-i crh wlnrieT fo" the national crown Dartmouth's Indians are -six-time champions of ths Eastern Intercollegiate League, and ha\e a (oil, well-pblsied team which Is noted for its exceptional accuracy. •The''Blue Demons of DC Paul 1 ;vpri -18 and lost four games during the season, and can boast victories bver Toledo and Western Ken- tlicky—two quartets ranked high lii th'e National 'Invitation toiirna- mtnt Dartmouth—In -.winning the Ivy Leagiie liile—took H out of 12 ga'mts, and broke several scoring records.- The Indians—masters of tlieV one-hniui slioU—were far su- perlor.'lb lliclr opposition in the Eastern League ' p« Paul met many of the country's, toprranking squads, and dropped decisions to Nolle Dame, Du- quesnfr, and Camp Grant. Leading Ahe Blue Demons is their .six-fool eight-Inch center, George Mikan .Georgetown won 19 games while losing four this season—specializes ln> a i fine floor-game and adcpl .ball-handling rather thnji, fancy shooting The Hojns weie beaten bj S^'nl John's, but turned In •sevcra impressue victories ovei out-stand mg teams JJ. Y. U chalked up a winning strfsk ; which reached ,11- game early In the season but then began finding the going , tougher Til Violets 'have an. inexperienced bu potentially strong club. fThe western playoffs In the H C. A A tourney arc scheduled fo Kansas City this week Tliey in volve: the universities of Wyoming Texas, Washington, and Oklahoma -The. western and ea'slern champs nrfc' slaUd to meet at Mndho Square Garden on March 30. Til eventual winner will lake on IV National Imitation champion o April l lor the benefit of the Re Cross. Basobnll (raining moon palms to Nick Altrock, famous coach and do 'Senators BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY MARCH 2-1, 1943 Greco, Nobody; A,Month Ago, Returns To Box Shaus Again As |60,000 Garden Attraction HQQQBHCJO .:. By HAhKV fiKAVSON NKA .Sports IJilltnr BLOOMINOTON, Intl.— You drop nlo Btoominglon to sec the Cincinnati Reds, nnrt you hear and min -more, about MaJ. Waller Yealcs Lucas, air ace of the South Muil's the best preparation for Irlng the guns. , : The best competllors win decl- wns, and we're flyhtlni; for \ the jig one now. - . Tile ancient Egyptians- nre crcd Ue'd'.wltli the first brewing of beer. Cramped Rabbit As Bo McMlllin, Ihc Old Pr'ay- ng' Colonel coaching football at Indiana, points out. [he .stirring saga of Mabr'Lucns Is another Idling point of evidence In behalf, of college athletics. Major Lucas, Hi, received the A. B. degree from Indiana in June, 1QII8. He hns been decorated a half dozen times for his bombing of the Japs' gun-packcil strongholds In New Britain. As a youth at Starkvlllc, Miss., Major Lucas made up his mind to be, a pilot. He didn't know then that IID was to be a war pilot, but his course was set. .' It is to- be regretted that the courses of thousands of other American boys were not :ilm]l:nly set before Pearl Harbor. Billy Hayes; Indiana's veteran builder of track champions Is Major- Lucas' uncle. Coach Hayes was rough on young Lucas, for he knew that was the brst way to fit his nephew for what the boy wanted more than anything else. Hayes I knew the boy had physical weaknesses :. which, If not corrected, easily could prevent his achieving .tiiiu burning ambition. The youngster came to college with a weak wrist and a wobbly knee.,. , i For. the wrist, Hayes .prcscrlb 5 d tennis;, for the .knee, running nd swimming. Lucas never was good enough to ;arii a varsity letter In any of hesc sports, but day after day, for our years, he labored at .them as hough R world record - breaking cat hinged on each dally workout. There were limes when Ihc fatherless Walter suspected that Hayes vas dishing out a physiertlly impossible potion, but Uncle Hilly VHS only giving him Ihc cure.. In the time he spent at Indiana, iiicas" weaknesses were overcome. From an advanced bnsc in Iho Soulh Pacific come these excerpts from a correspondent's story: 'Major Lucas, handsome, chunky, voluble, smiling and from the deep .south, has an uncanny way of getting Into, and hitting, s.larget under all types of obstacles. When he takes off on bombing sorties, squadron mates invariably say Some of tlie boys may not get deliver the Grey Rice Awarded Veteran's Trophy NEW YORK. Mar. .24. (UP) — America's greatest distance run- ner—Circs; Rice— tins been awarded the Now York Athletic Club veteran's trophy for 1942. The nwiird IK given annually to n member of the NYAC for. nlh- Icllc prowess during the year Rice's succession of two-mile victories under tire nliic-ininule murk resulted In his .selection.. Rice now hns won 03 straigh races. Babbit Maianville, who hopped all,over the place for National League champions, finds himscli "in'crarnped quarters in spare parts stockroom. of Strbmbcrg-Carlsoi \vjr planl in Rochester. The fa- molis shortstop still snags higl ones, however, making assists fo ,'" Uncle Sam. Pastor Seeks Service With Army Ski Troop SOHBNECTADY, IU.P.)— Heavyweight . Y. ; Mar.24 Bob Pastor— By IIAItllV CiltAYSON NEA Sjiorls Editor NEW YOHK. — Gleuscpp!' Giovanni Antonio Greco is a sulking example of liow rapidly n fighter can be liullt llicsc days when Mike Hie lilte and Commodore Dutch could appear nl Madison Square Garden, and pack the joint. Having nothing belter to offer a month ago, Mike Jacobs tossed Johnny Greco and Cleo Shans In the Eighth Avenue bailie pit, nnd the trade paid $30,000 to see Shans and his imislncho out of a root sull. They're back In the same In- cloauro for another 10 rounds, March 2G, and Promoter Jacobs xpecls lo do MO.OOO al. from $1.15 i $7.75. The Canadian Army Ath- tlc Fund shares In the proceeds The customers turned out before ccanse H was the only fight, in own. They'll make the turnsllles whir His time because Greco, 20-ycar- ld Canadian soldier, definitely omonstrated that, lie belongs In it lop flight, of lightweights. CIIKC'O SETS THE TACK While the styles arc not, too slm- ar, Greco somehow is remindful >f linrncy lioss. There were bet er fighters Ihnn Ross In his ilny, nit he headed the lightweight and .'filer divisions by Inking the play iway from Ihe oilier blokes. He nlik'd wllh them. Greco is like that. This kill, who ilso plays hockey well, hiisn't. hail oi> much experience. He lacks pol- sh, Is crude here and there. Circco Is as strong us nn ox, how- tver, packs authority in each liiiiulei'ing (1st, and never slops rylng. Ilia only Idea Is lo bell tha ilbcr fellow through the ropes. Hhans -had tackled the best around, but (|iiickly discovered thai Greco WHS hep lo Ihe jive. Tne. Negro look the shellacking of Ills' Ifc, was knocked reeling several limes, but made tilings interacting enough to obtain the encore. He can have It. -' Shans 1 cxpltinntlon Is that lie erred In undcrcstlmaling Greco. Ho had a lot of oilier people, de- : spile two 'electrifying knockouts in Garden preliminaries. The Mon- trenl boy has boxed since his father bought him gloves as n chrlst- imis glfVnt the age of 13,'has 1! who retired from ihc ring rcccntl to lake a defense job — has npplic lor. service with the Army's, sklin troops, Ihc mountain infantry. The former contender for Jo Louis' crown has been recommend cd for acceptance in the unit b the New York Stata chairman the National Ski Patrol. • , knockouts In 33 starts as n pro4 Johnny Greco fesslonal. GRECO' SHOULD REPEAT < Greco weighed 135 1-2 last trlj, Stiaus 131 3-4. Having done it once, Greco wll do it again. Nothing'happens whei they lilt him on the chin, and h gives them n receipt. That can b very discouraging to Die oilier sidi Nol a few competent Judges sus pcct • Circco would run Dcau Jack, Hie lightweight leader, right out of the ring. Beau Jack, Willie Pep and now Johnny Greco. New blood mul new life in the lightweight class. Bookmakers Cut Odds On Beau Jack By United Press Cut rales are being offered by ookmakcrs today on the Beau nek-Henry Armstrong fight at fadlson Square Garden a week •cm Friday. But the cut rates aren't for the cnefll of (lie customers. They're wing installed solely to nave the ookics from the embarrassment f having to part with their last enl. A week ago, the betting was lice, four, and five to one that lie young lightweight* champ would ike Hammering Henry. But that •as before Armstrong stepped into :ie ring at Philadelphia on Monay night and beat Al Trlbuanl. Now It's eight to five, or two to no at the highest. And the mount on Armstrong is definitely ncrcasing. 'Iliose who've seeii Armstrong uring his comeback campaign say hat believe it or not, he hasn't ost, his windnilll style, and that ic still deserves the title of "little icrpetual motion." His comeback effort hasn't gone according to form. The average fighter who tries to reach Hie top igaln wins half a dozen bouts and hen eels beaten—after which .his comeback is finished. But Henry las suffered two defeats in.his 18 Ights since coming out of retire- ncnt almost a year ago. The loss's didn't please him, but h" fl et them push him out of the plc- urc. Armstrong is pnst 30 years of age. and this will probnbly be his ast crack at the top of the heap. Ucitu Jack, he admits, has plenty of sp^ccl and a good deal of courage in the ring. But Hammering Henry points to one fault which he thinks will enable him to beat the lightweight king-—and that's lack of experience. Armstrong feels that the kid rose so fast" in the boxing game that he failed to pick up enough tricks of the trade. Spring Training SMOOTH TRANSPORTATION. TH£ AT LAST IDEAL UMPIRE. THERE'HAVE'BEEN SPITBALLS AND KNUCKLEBALLS: HOW THE SNOWALL.* SCENIC EFFECTS. And that's just what the former triple champion specializes in—for there are few things about fighting Henry A r in strong doesn't know. Dress' Rehearsal Postman Covers 270 Miles TAHOE CITY, Lake Tahoc, Cal. (UP)— Postman D. M. Brodclil has found Hint the shortest distance between two points only 12 miles apart Is n round trip of 270 miles. Faced with llic problem of fulfilling his conlracl to deliver mail lo- lake post offices north and south of Tnhoe City after recent heavy snowstorms. Hmilehl got the mail -through by going around. To reach he Crystal Bny. post -office, 12 miles north of here, ho went by \vny of Reno and Carson City, Nev., « 270-mile round trip. lie Is thinking of using a rowboat equipped with outboard moior to make his In-weekly trip to Mceks Bay, 12 miles south. back, but Lucas mail.'" While Mnor 'Lucas Is oul in Dr. Clarence Spear? Named To Succeed- Clark SliaiiglmessyYj ' -'''.j WASHINGTON, Mar. 24. (UP) —Thi! University of Maryland hf$ iamcd a successor to former.he'itil 'nolball Couch Clark ShallBliness^. lie's Dr. Clarence Spears, current- y director of athletics at the Unt- vcrsily of Toledo. ' In his long coaching career, Spears—best known by the nick- inme "Doc"—has served as grid coach nt Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dartmouth, Oregon, and West Vlrl nln. .. : At Maryland, he will supervise student health and physical education, in addition to performing Ills coaching duties. He takes over the first of next month. Sliaughncssy resigned a short while ngo to coach football at the University of Pittsburgh. the South Pacific belting out Jap Zeros and r,uch, distinguishing himself as one of the war's greatest fliers, the home folks are giving three cheers for the physical education that enabled him lo pass his Air Corps examination. Let the boys play the games. Governor' Grows flanlcn SACRAMENTO, Cal. (U,P.) — Governor Earl Warvcn plans to set a nationwide example of how public officials can contribute to overcoming the food shortage. He ha? rented a lot adjoining the Governor's mansion and with five husky sons lo do the fanning, expects to keep his family supplied with vegetables the vfar around. Pimlico Race Meet To Be Lengthened ANNAPOLIS, Mel, Mar. 24. (UP) —The .slate of Maryland Ls acting to increase llic Jength of the meeting at Pimlico track In Baltimore. A bill has been passed by the Senate, and sent to the of Delegates, which would allow the Staje Racing Commission to authorize a 50-day racing season. Maryland tracks at present are limited by law to 30-day meets. 1 Actually, (he bill provides for increased progr"ivs at any track accessible by troiisportiUIon other than automobile or bus. Pimlico— with a municipal transit system at hand—Is the only fills the bill. plant which 'Mot Much News' HOLT..YWOOU, Cal. (UP.)—Lt. John W. Baker apparently hasn't what is declared by all newspaper men as the Indispensable faculty of "a nose for news." The day after his cruiser was sunk In the Southern Pacific, he wroti a .line to his mother here, -stating: "Not much news. Will let you know if anything happens." Read Courier News want ads. Tilings Aren't Quite That Bad in Baseball By NBA Service ASBURY PARK, N. J.—A resident of -Asbin-y Park, spying a group of middle-aged and sedentary baseball writers here covering the training activities of the American League champions, asked: "You boys Yankees?" "No, 1 - replied one of the scribes. "Things aren't finite that bad." Wise, Boor Leave Michigan For Army By NGA Service Ami ARBOR.— Lntesl Michigan alhtetes to be called to active Army duty are Cliff Wise and Don Boor, juniors and football and jaieball players. Wise is married and has small laughter. Both would have been regulars on Ihe Wolverine baseball team, Boor as first baseman. Wise, who was not in school last year, helped pilch Michigan to the Big Ten title In 1941 and would have been an important cog in Wolverine efforts for a third straight championship. Wise and Boor rcporled nt Forl Gusto 1 . Jacobs Boats Foot Ailment Thai Put Him Out of Service l!y NBA Service . / SANTA ANA, Calif—Jack Jacobs, ' who starred in trie Cleveland backfield last season before he was called to duty by the Army Air Corps, has been reinstated following an honorable discharge and is completing training here. Jacobs, Indian halfback of Oklahoma, had been washed out because of foot, trouble brought about Ijy hick of muscular cushions over the ball and heel of his feel. Although he played in only five games, Jacobs ranked third' In the National League's final punting statistics. Rfile Scores By Penny Post Cards By NBA Servica NEW YORK. — Brooklyn Poly Tech for years has bsen singing telegraphic competition with schools throughout the country. Customary procedure was to shoot and cx- . change scores by wire. With teleg- i rouble facilities taken by war work, and personal messages discouraged, Poly Tech Eliot against Carnegie Tech and learned it liar won, 13041351, when they exchanged scoffs —by .penny post cards. •.'• Federal Land Bank 1 LOANS -LONG TERM LOANS —LOW INTEREST — Short Term Privileges Marcus Williams Secretary-Treasurer Cotton Belt N.F.L.A. Osceola, Ark. fr! Harry. Banning, tag in hand, kisses wife and 'two-monlhs-nld baby, Vicki Ann, goodby in preview of \vhat he, expects to be doing soon. Veteran catcher, who vorks in Hollywood movie studio, is going to training cnnip, al! :iRhl, but not fo that of New York ' Giants. He was Declassified I A. Cotton Strictly A White Face Sale r 250 Head of Heifers and Steers Consisting of <. 70 HEAD OF HEIFERS 15 BULLS and BALANCE STEERS ranging in weight from 375 to 600 Ibs. -TO BE SOLD AT AUCTiON- Saturday ; March 27 .Startingat Ten Q'Clock Mile South of Central Hi. School Caraway, Arkansas PAUL DOWNS Owner - , LEO SWIFT Auctioneer Jt\ law to prohibit or restrict the sale of beer is simply an invitation to bootleggers—of unsavory memory—to return to the spoils. Taxes which beer now pays, are lost. For bootleggers pay no taxes. Open, above-board taverns, now constantly supervised, are displaced by blind tigers which can be inspected only on a search warrant based on sworn evidence. Laws alone aren't the answer. Moderation— self-regulation— is. That's today's answer and it's simple and workable. The beer industry stands together in demanding that beer be sold under whole- some, proper conditions, The great majority of beer-sellers agree and keep the sale of beer on a high level of decency and moderation. The occasional incorrigible—(there'* one in every business!)—is handled without gloves. First we get the facts. Then we warn him. This generally worltt. He cleans up. But if he doesn't—he's closed up, by alert law enforcement officials who move swiftly, revoke licenses on our complaint. Why risk the bootlegger's return when moderate beer in wholesome surroundings is the order of the day? BKKH IS A BEVERAGE OF MODERATION ARKANSAS COMMITTEE BREWING INDUSTRY FOUNDATION ). HUCHWHMrfON,SMiMr*c«*r 40S tlUHKt KM, UtM ROCK March 31st is the Deadline! Since compulsory lire inspection was first announced, OI'A revised its deadline dates but this is the' final word:—"A" vehicles lo l>c inspected every fi months, "B" vehicles every 4 months, "C" every 3 months, and THE FINAL DATE FOR THE FIRST INSPECTION OF "A" CARS IS MARCH ;)IST! If you haven't had it done yet, come in to Loy Eich Station now and avoid the rush of cars that's sure to come when the 31st is almost here! We have been appointed an official Tire Inspection Station—you can count on us for perfect service! 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