The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1941 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 6, 1941
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',YTHEVIU,E (ARTC.) COUTUER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY G, 1941 {j jMatstets Work At Bulta a Stroke Behind As Fast Pro Golfers Start . 'Last 18 Holes Beauty Bowl? BY KD CONKLIX LOS. ANGELES, Jan. 6. (UP) — '•Jimmy .'.-Thomson and Johnny Bulla a pair of powerhouse hitters. match brawn'i and wi ts today down The ' rain-soaked Ino of the ;S10.0r'0 Los Angeles Open golf tournament, Thomson blasted his way through tiie s^mi-:fi"ar round over the low? snd treacherous Rivjea Country c\ub course for a rar 71. His perfect score rove him a 54-hole oo- gre^ate of JUi. which enables him to tee than It today one stroke better . Fas Tonsrh Break 1'flve }>f>en another sto> p y had rmt Bulla hit FaroM Mi><^ McFuadeii's ball on the first hole yesterday, cos* in e a two-stroke 'penalty. He finished with a 75, but cr-un^d >»ith a fifJ ihe previous- day, it was enough to keep him in second cosftion. ; Glo!=e behind Thomson and Buila. close ennup-h. in fact, that nnv C'-'UH win S3 son first prize money if rhe two leader's faltered, weiv half a dozen of the nation's best prf.". nil slue»e''s for whom the '7.0GO-yarH' course was made. Others Could Win WilUe 'Gogpin of Miami, whose 68 save' Wm low mon^v yesterday, and :Denny Shute of West Newton. Mass.. wwe bracketed at ai3. Cloy- : tbn Feafner. of Neville. N. C., and Ben Ho?an of White Plains. N. Y.. Clevor Jimmy Lott, who used to be ^top-ranking lisht-heavyweight before the \veiyht chart, sent him into action among- ihe heavies on the wrestling mat, will tangle with Joe Welch of . Oklahoma in the main event of Promoter Mike Me r roney's weekly mm card at ihe Legion Hut tonight. This match tops tho two-bout program which will begin at 8 p.m. when George 'Bennett, skillful toughie from Sail Lake City, meets Swede Ole Olsen in the opener. Jimmy Is Popular Lou is one- of Blytheville's favorite performers and his achievement of winning the last two falls to defeat Bob Montgomery here last week was cheered, by all the 750 fans who watched ihe three- match card last Monday night. Jimmy got in trouble in the first fall and dropped it during a rough- and-tumble session, but regained the edge alter he and Monty both .stopped wrestling on several occu- Kion.s to throw a few punches at Referee Wild Red Roberts. Little Rock, smoothie who look Meroncy's spot as third man after he disagreed with Mike's ability to do the officiating- chores. Bennett Draws Boos Bennett was an unpopular victor last week over Karl Von Zuppi after he resorted to biting tactics on numerous occasions. However, the pair of ruffians were none too pleasant at any time and pulled about all the mat tricks out of the bag to give fans the pleasure ol a "booing session" directed ugainsC both performers. Both matches are to be best two falls out of three, or •90-ininute time limit affairs. The Sports Spotlight By LAVMOND CIUJ\fP of ihtf Courier News Staff FLATTENING FRITZIE - By Art'Krcnz ti^d HI 214. Lawson Little. NationM Open kin? who captured the -title lost, year, wos bracketed with Gvaig Wood at 215. ,A laree portion of the 5.000 nal- l^ry dogged the red-sweatered Thomson yesterday, as be boomed bjs long shots far beyond his three-some partners. Horton Smith. \sho came in wHh a total 217, and Paul Rwiyan with a 222. -The; field was cue to the low 64 today—those with 231 or under. Today's Sport Parade FIX BEAUTY BOWLERS—CUT.. Expert bowlers say not 10 lift the head when bowling, bin Betty Grablo looks rather cute here, don't you think? bitter tears in the locker room could not move the officials to forgive him. ' thicks Appear Twice On Joneskoro Cage Schedule "JONESBORO, Ark.. Jan. 6.- Coach Clarence Geis of the ctfy hteh school today announced ihe complete 21 -pame basketball schedule as fellows: Jan.' 10—Prescott, here. Jan. 1 I—Wynne, here. Jan.- .iV-Blytheville at Blyfclie- viue. , '- Jan. 17-18—Fordyce. here. Jan. 24-25—Beebe, here. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6. (UP)— Johnny Bulla now belongs to that distinguished organization whose membership is limited to those golf players who blew a chance for fame and fortune by an act of inexcusable carelessness. He now knows the password and secret grip of the club that lists among its members such men as Bobby Jones. Craig Wood. Roger We thered, Eddie Loos, and Ed Oliver. Costly Error ; ''BU\IR became a member in good standing" yesterday when he pi ay ed the' 'Vfron'g*'ball on the first fairway in the third round of the Los .Tones Did It, Too Even the great Bob Jones missed nn open tournament through carelessness. In 1925 at Worcester he moved his ball while addressing; it in the rough. No one saw it move but Bob, the sportsman that he is, reported to the scorer and an extra stroke was tacked on his score. That one shot threw him into «i tie with Willie McFarlane and Willie licked Robot Robert in ihe playoff. The chances are that Craig Wood would have won the National Open at Merlon in 1934 but for carelessness. Playing superbly, Craig was going great guns when he'-played che wrong ball from the rough. Not knowing that a change in the rules made such a mistake punishable by a two-stroke penalty, he found his own ball and played in on discovering his error,' and turned in his score for the hole as four. He was disqualified for turning in an incorrect score and Olin Dutra went on to win.-Craig thought the old rule—the one which said there was no penalty for playing the Aaron Byrd's third professional light and his first over the 10- round distance against Lew Wailace of St. Louis will occur Friday night on his 22nd birthday, a date that may well mark the beginning o!' a brilliant career in middleweight boxing ranks. Promoter Joe Craig, who ovms Bird's contract and will send thft local youth out to suck a reputation in the pro world after Friday night's card, .said today that ByrilV uexi fight probably would be Jan. 18. in Memphis, on the night that Tat Comlskey fights Jack Marshall there. : Oj. Byrd has been fighting for.about eight years, getting about 50 amateur bouts before turning pro four months ago. He never has been knocked down and lost only three amateur bouts. Both his pro fights were in Pine Bluff, Ark., against Don Marshall, and Byrd won the second by a decision—both were six-round fights—after, losing ihe i first on aTKO when he was struck on the temple and had to quit. * «• * • Friday night's card will give local fans an ooportunitv to see Byrd in a professional fight for the first time. He has been doing Mmost three miles of road work daily and suan-in? during n ring •vorkout each afternoon. Saturday we saw him work out two fast rounds ayainst Don Burton and he looked sharp, was Mirowine his rapier-like left -well and didn't look as if any of the 'nirly good middleweight^ could Mirt him very much. He caught burton with one smashing overhand right that rocked the larger icy. during: the skirmish. .-.' GOLP AT HOME IS THE •-leasure of A. J. Florida, Osceola v enl estate man who has a 15-acre ~>lnce on which -a Bourse is a part four-hole eolf . friends often MADISON" SQUA%£ HANK HIT CANVAS AS Alice Leaves Wonderland To Embark Upon Pro Ton NEW YORK, Jan. G. (UP) — Alice says goodbye to Wonderland —the wonderland of amateur tennis with its pompous badge wearers and its bloated expense accounts—when she steps on the canvas court at Madison Square Garden tonight and starts a professional tour that, may earn, her S5G.OOO. A .great supporting cast has been assembled to aid and abet the professional debut of Miss Alice Marble. Her opponent will be Mary Hardwick, the steady, sturdy English girl who plays a good game of tennis but one ' several notches below .ihat of Miss Marble. In addition, there will be Don Budge, ihe red-haired wizard who is the best in the business, and that great showman, Big Bill Tilden, still hitting and chasing: tennis balls as he approaches his 48th birthday. . They're All There Here is the schedule for evening: thc l Hendrix Bids Farewell to Grid Sport CONWAY, Ark., Jan. G— Foot- ire invited to "come over and bring your' golf clubs," which is -omething novel and attractive. # * .-;: IS JOE LOUIS' SUPREMACY MI heavyweight boxine driving fans to the middleweight division? More Tid more the middleweights are Baking over the spotlight and get- stand up under his power of blow, a : better press . no mil- . ., . Jan. 28-Forres, City at Forrest Mlg eies $10,000 Open Golf cham- «™«> City. Jan. 31-Feb. 1—Little Rock, here. 'Feb. 7-8—Pi IIP BlufT, here. • Feb. U—Beebe at Eeebe (two games). Feb. 14-15—Hope. here. Feb. 18—Blytheville, here. Feb. 19—Forrest Citv, here. Feb. 21-22—North Little Rock at North Little Rock. . Feb. 25—Wynne at Wynne. Louis Signs to Fight In Third Winter Scrap NEW YORK; Jan. 6. CUP)—Joe Louis will .make his third heavyweight title defense'.of the" winter "••-ainst-'.Gus Dorazio at Philadelphia, about Feb. 17. Promoter Miko raccbs revealed today. The Philadelphia match, of . ccurse. is c'rnsrclent upon a Fein's tide viclrry cvrr Red Burrnan, Jack Denips.ev's pro- le^re, st Madison •Square Garden, Jan. 31. Louis, who : tnecked out Al McCoy at Boston en Dec. IS, arrives from'Detroit'Thursday for the New York boxing writers annual diner. On Friday ho will go to pionship. With admirable nonchalance but questionable judgment, he stepped up to the ball-of Harold t Jug) McSpaden, who-was playing in a threesome with him, and smote it toward the green. That shot cost' him two strokes penalty, the 54-hole lead, and probably will knock him out of first prize money of $3500. With golf competition as keen as it is today, fellows who throw, away two strokes just; don't win: . : '. The only consolation Johnny can gain; is*from the fact that his is not the first bonehead play lo be made by a member of his profession. Roger Wethered, brother of ihe, famed Joyce, lost the daddy of all golf tournaments, the British Open, by carelessness in 1921. In looking for his-ball in the rough Roger stepped on it and wns penalized a shot. That threw him into a tie for the title with Jock Hutchinson and Jock licked Roger in the playoff. And there was Oliver at the National Open last year at Cleveland. He would have been in the playoff for the title with Sarazen and Little liad he not started his final round before the time assigned dis- made before the error covered—was still in operation. Maybe the old golf maxim of "keep your eye on the ball," should be changed to "keep your eye on YOUR own ball." Hon-dollar gates are in the offing — but there will be no more such. in heavyweight boxing, either, until the current crop of "naine- cfi Hers" ' f arc dumped overboard . in favor of u real challenger or two. JT takes more than ability to civil someone else a '• '"bimi," and the first 10 heavy challengers can do little in 'the riiiir . . . maybe they shoultL'go on a debate tour* and select the challenger from the winner of a verbal melee. - . . -•. •''•••' • * . * *:.... ••:.?•. SLOWLY 'THE RULES -MAKERS of inter-collegiate football ^are: coming around to the- ^important step. of allowing a forward pass to be thrown from anywhere behind BY ELLIOTT METCALF Tacoma Times Sports Editor Wear and tear of major league olay is beginning to tell on Cherokee Bob Johnson of Connie Mack's Athletics. The fast outfielder and one of the heavy slugeers of the big time-: is the one who knows it. That is quite contrary to the rule. Gen- -rallr. the nlf.ver is the last to real- ze he is slowing un. " • ; . Bnf. Bo'\ who has been or he has never learned to hit properly. . The Hostak who lost to Zale was just another fighter. He took a terrible body battering, appeared to have lost his heart after the fifth round. Hostik cpme and went fast .-. . like his money. ball was marked oil ihe list of competitive sports on the 1941 pro- j gram of athletics at Hendrix col- ' lege today. Coach Ivan' Groves, here since 1923, said inter-collegiate competition in basketball, track and field sports would be continued but that football had been abandoned. : Criticism after the 1940 grid season's end called for school officials to "abandon the sport or enter into open subsidization.", School heads said , the matter had been discussed thoroughly and that it was decided the best -course j would be to drop out of . football entirely. This action followed that of numerous other small colleges which dropped football because subsidization was the only method left to attract sufficiently good players Miss Marble vs. Miss Hardwick, two out of three sets. Budge vs. Tihlen, three out of five sets. Marl-le and Tihlen vs. Hardwick ami Budget, two out of three sets. The first match starts at 8:30, ;fj p. m., but the best one probably will be the last—the mixed doubles. Budge has an edge over Til- dsri and Miss Marble is better than Miss Hardwick, so it looks like a fiip-a-coin proposition. English Girl to Tour Tonight marks Miss Hardwick's first venture as a professional, If] but the English girl has largely been overlooked in the publicity over .Miss Marble. She is one of |j the members of the British Wight\ man Cup team stranded in this j country when the war broke out t ! a year ago last autumn. $ Miss Hardwick went to the semi-'' finals in the National Women's singles at Forest Hills, losing to || Helen Jacobs. She will accompany Miss Marble and Budge .and Tilden on the tour that will carry them across the country and back. to build a winning team. OLD RECORD STANDS CHICAGO. — Oldest record rec- nqnized by the National Footbal 1 League is held by Paddy Driscoll recently resigned as Marquette coach. Playing with the Chicago Cardinals in 1925, Driscoll drop- kicked foui* field goals in a game with the Columbus Panhandlers. USE LOCAL TALENT PEORIA. 111.—Eight of the 16 and fisnm? in Ivs members of Bradley ' Institute* Pacific _ readily admits baske tball squad are Peorians. Six the line of scrimmage.. The Middie Grid Captain Is Ruled Ineligible ANNAPOLIS. Jan. G. — Naval Academy authorities a n n o u n c e ;hat Midshipman W. E. Sims of Kapesville, Gu., recently ' elected captain 01" the football team, is ineligible, When Sims' election nounced, the academy statement from Georgia Tech stai- new-formations In which ihe "piv- not played ot" on reverse plays will be used two years less often. Drbs have adopted the change and it's one of the most popular features of the ever-grow Ing pro gnme. . . . '• •..'•:Latest rule change lets a college back hand the ball 'forward (not forward-pass) from aiwwhere behind the line, which will result" In more deceptive plays and should was an- J keep many coaches out of bed cited a i until the wee hours figuring out Creenwccd Lake. N. Y., to start him by the tournament committee, -raining for the Burman scrap. He was disqualified and all his HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis vss: thai Sims had football dui'Ing his there. "It now appears that this certificate was in error." the a cad am y explained. Dixie Tennis Meet Has B?st Amateurs TAMPA. Fla.. Jan. G. (UP)—The 17th annual Dixie Tennis tournament, opened today on the Davi? Islands courts here with practically all the outstanding amateurs of the nation entered. Don McNeill. national singles champion of Oklahoma City, wns reeded No. 1. followed-in order by Bobby Riggs. of Chicago; Franc-s Kovacs. of Oakland. Calif.; John ft.. Kramer. Los Angeles; Bits" Grant. Atlanta; rial Surface, Jr.. Fnnras City; Frank Guernsey. Jr.. SPEAKING OF FOOTBALL, Tennessee should have a more formidable schedule In che next three years with the addition' of Fordhtun, alwavs one of the toughest aggregations in football. . Popularity of the Bowl games cannot be dopbted when 340.000 persons witness such attractive scraps as tbc New Year's Day battles. ... The many Blythcville 1'ans attending- the Suinr "Bmvl classic among 1 the, 73,1,50 at New Orleans still arc saying "it's the best game yot," although they're not so happy about Tennessee's toss. . . . If Boston college isn't about the most colorful tcnm (alert? with .Stanford) in modern football then deception, speed and a no.ver-give- he Is—if only a trifle. Tie's Slowing TJi> "Balls I used to frobble seem harder to set," he says. ''And soine I formerly took on the wing. I missed, last season. Tt's the old lees. -A mire of the sprjnq has p"one. I siinnose. Anyway. I'm • sriv- ntc 'myself' thn>e or. so more years. '•vperiepce will mpke- \>o for the >it:of snepri rhat• b»s eone." It may hft that Johnson is kH- . himself, judging ~ from the averages;. The ?>•£ native Oklahoma n fielded .PG2 to take foH.rth ton spct in lfta»i»i pl-»v. AlthouEfh he was under the .300 m«rk at the nlatft. he drove in IPS rims to join th.f» more select proirr* of useful batters. If Cherokee Bob is slowing UD t looks like ihe 1941 season will be np°rte<1 to nrove it.. Al Hostak. former N"RA middle- weieht. chamoion. is broke. Never n ma tor mon?y earner., the kid nevertheless collected S--2.QOO when he began to sizzle and finally reached the top. Al was always a youngster who watched his dimes, it appeared. He set no record as a .spender. He bought a small home Voi- his parents and a small ranch. And he lived in a mast commonplace manner. He never was a type to go in for flashy dress. The outdoors was his playground. To Try Comeback But the $32.000 has gone from the Hostak cash register. I am of them played for Pecria high schools; two never played before entering college. Read Courier News want ads. Complete Stock of Whiskeys, Wines and Gins At AH Times BLYTHEVILLE LIQUOR SHOP 107 S. 2nd ,- Phone BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th & Walnut Phone 810 EXTEND ABC TOURNEY MILWAUKEE. — Because of a record number of entries, American Bowling Congress officials have extended the annual tournament at St. Paul another three days. The tournament will start March 13, -last 54 days. Monday Night 8:00 p.m. Legion Hut Kim -vs.- JIMMY LOTT Both matches 90 minute time limit. 2 falls out of 3 Orlando. Fla': Wayne Sabin. Port- up spirit don't count anything .in Ir.nd. Ore.; Ed AHoo. Rollins Col- ic-ge. Winter Park. Fla.. and Ed- \iard Amark. Rollins College. Grant has won the singles cut) three times, and Riggs and Sabin sports three features. and BC has those DulwU-h College, near London. was founded Edward Alleyn, reliably informed. And that is the chief reason the youngster, who lost his title ( Tony Zale. is headed for a come- i back. Al has bod hands. They don'c !*Butch is geltin' so prosperous he only holds up people ^ by_appointment now!" Try Our "Warm-Morning" Sentry Coal, For the New Warm Morning Stoves GAY & BILLINGS, Inc. PHONE 76 Read Courier News-want ads FOR SALE 1<!G acr r s all in cultivation, rood house at:d bTrn. fair cotton and corn, on hard road in the cdsrc of Essex. Missouri. Price 555 per acre. SZS^O cash, terms on balance. 80 acres nil in cultivation nrar Parma. Missoair. on gravel road, gocd Vniidings. Vrice S80 fcr acre, 1-4 cash, balance r- a >'~ able about like rent. 125 acrrs. fair cotton am) corn base, located near Pnrma t Mo., good hcusc and harn. Price SGO psr acre, 1-4 cash, balance terms. 32!> acres ?11 in .cultivation n*wr Sikestnn. Missouri. 75-acrc cotton base, 97-acre corn base, 45 acres wheat. Government pay S140G a year. Price S55 per acre. 200 ncrcs. 40 acres cleared, located on Rlaclt RSvrr near Poplar Kluff. Missouri. One hct\sc. Price S12.50 per acre, \(* cash. This is a ffoort sandy loam cypress land adapted to cotton and corn. AH the nbove farms can be sold with possession at once if taken within the next few days. If you are cut of a home, come and see me. I might be atle to fit you with just what you want. J. VS. BADER, Lilbourn, Mo. i.. like the way you You" |llce m tatiOi THY IT< 1933 ly Siictuir tiffining Company (Inc.) ,] Agenf Sinclair Refining Company (Inc.) -LEN Phone 200 AGENT Blytheville, Ark.

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