The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1941 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 9, 1941
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PAGF SIX' BLYTireVTU,R (ARICJ COURTRR NEWS Fighiers Ready For Friday Night Battle In Professional Show All, was in readiness today i'or the much-discussed professional boxing card to be presented Friday night at the Legion Hut by Promoter Joe Craig. The Si. Loin's hoys, Le,\v Wallace, Ray Simmons and Kid Irish, and Kansas 'City's Joe Kenneay, were in u*\vn and ready to fight, an<t Blythoviile's .two pro stars were winding -up two \vcois •)-• .strenuous -training for the lights. Ail members ol the east ['or the*—— — Friday program will weigh in Friday, afternoon at 3:30 o'clock Ur i 1 u county he.Uth office under direction 'of Dr. W. A. Grimm el i, v/.no will okay the fighters. Auren Eyrd. fights 'Wallace in a •middleweight.' main event match Ijiiied lor the iff-round' route; the semi-wiTi'iup has Simmons vs. Kennedy, another 10-round special, and Don Burton of Blytheville will tnke on Kid Irish, tough St. Louis •middleweight. A- four-rounder bet'Aeri: a puir of the diy'.s negro battlers and a negro battle royal will precede the main trio •/:' .matches. Tickets are on .sale at Klrby's and Bcrum' ;; dru£ :>t.n -e ' ••• "* wa,- reported good today upon thc- eve ol the 1' professional fignt card Blytheville has seen in three years. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1041 F IX TH III The Sports Spotlight liy f;AVMO.N'U CRfTMl l I.**: Courier News • -Stall THE FINAL ROUND - - By An Krcna j jOU Js Match In Offing For Friday Fight Winner Kirk Stilt Game He's in Training Flu Catches Several 0&%z-.Mpotli0hl Notes Squad Members B u I . Game Should L')e Close Center to Lead Vols During 1941 Season KNOXV1LLE, Terih.. Jan. 9 (UP) —Ray Graves, who will be first string center on the Tennessee •football, team'.next fall, was elected i captain of the Vols yesterday. Graves succeeds Norman Ackerman, also a center, who captained j the Vols in 1940. Marble Wins Again But British Girl Plays Wei! CHICAGO. Jan. 9. (UP)—Alice Marble may be the world's number one woman tennis player, but Chicago's cheers went to plucky Mary Hardwiek of England, after three bitterly fought sets in the stadium last night. Miss Marble won. 4-G. 7-5. 9-7. •' Three times the. slender English girl had. Alice match point in the second set.of .then: second match in a professional tour and each time she lost it. The crowd of 7.234 suffered with her. Miss Hartlwick, continually on the run, nevertheless forced Alice into repeated errors, and deuced the final ,set before.-faltering in the 16th game. , Winning the first and third sets. "Miss . Hard wick and .\ Don Budge, carrot-topped Californfan. defeated Miss Marble and Big Bill Tilden, the 'Old Man River' of tennis, in a • mixed doubles : match, 0-2, 2-6 and 6-3.- Budge swept two sets by scores of a-2 and 6-0, to setback Tilden Manila '.s Lion.*-,. ever- UJylhirVjlJf ChJJi.s o;i thf j i.onie lien- Friday iii-u-rmi:huion to make ,-jifir sixth victim ol !ui p the .\'l'.}-;]cy, v.'iil be .-,.-, ;ool in a singles match. one .set, 3-6. Tilden won Duke Sponsors Net Show , CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UP) — The Duke of Windsor will ' sponsor a professional tennis appearance at Nassau",- Bermuda, Feb. 12, for British war relief, by Mary .Hardwick, Alice Marble, 'Don Budge and Bill ,Tilden| Uromoter Jack Harris announced today. Eugene Stack, 22, believed first property of major league baseball club to be drafted by army, packs up to report at induction center. The Saginaw, Mich., pitcher, owned by Chicago White Sox, was called lor spring training after he won 19 and lost 11 with Lubbock, Tex., • last season. Coach Morris' outfit is led by Aiuert Love, playing JiLs year with the Lion.; •>>: :<>;•und Bud Fowler, a .->i j <:o:id- ear &uard rankeil by tin- rd.u-h his mo:,: dependabU- ,s<.:or< ;-. (^'lirks' Mrs I Sliti't Th tinu- tliis seiL^on .'i - ol ,i 2l<-;-{ume .-;cht'd uay o^.-hi ui I3:;;o u'.-lo^k .M.-HOO] gyi/i, will be i.- lot 1 Hit- g'ume uy Monk iii!d.;ci t/.uiiru'. The yamc by a junior hi^ ciush uetween the ;\v<j hchool.-j, iji-- ut 7:!;0 o'olo':k. the ra;, o! Uiu Manila J'uiii 1 letiej'iiv.-n and ihn j f will .stari.. Tut- o..\c-;' •>:-. iiiii. who is it! wiin ln- , a.s air Novi.s uncl Junior and Alonie ti rimes. Lost :i ThrUlfr .ujnounced' loday by Morris lor Manilu include mid Jt.n\'<:ll Whit!-, forwards, .\ei,soii Biannum, center; Kdciio A.shabraniU'1-, another lett&rrnan. guards. Other .squadmen are J. N. Pierce. _luu'le.s Fowler unc! Bob BrtWauii. The Lions hiivo played six -y ; im^ti ,iic ! . won live straight over Deli, . Burdiitte and L<il-:e 'J'r.e last yame played was a overtime scs.sion whicli look in u UK to 'J4 Forward— -March ! We- f-ioug:»t ii wa.s a ya l j :iul Kirkendali announced thai IK- \vould walk to Memphis some inn--- week-s iience in H hours, but K; lay wii aren't so sure, Kirk Wits in io .S<M: u.s today :ual ht« looked ijretty healthy, "•us all cjUtuisetl about the, idea and was jusf on the wrtffc of walkiji^ to Iviiinfla. to '-work ot'l' some t' wfrijjnl." Yf.s- U'nl«ty r h« thu<-k]*-d, lie wiilked to liell — a tiisUuicf ol somft 10 miles — in "two hours a/id JO mJi»uU:s." Did he really think he eoukl v.-aJk to Memphis in 14 hours.? 'Sure. 1 <;;i!i." V » LKT'S SHE U'OW THE WHOLE tinny .started, Miife ilie town really -e-/jiv intere.sLod in Uie bet ol' $'25 W,wi:fc;j 'Carl Gu.'i.skcr and .Kirk. The pair were hunting last 'Sun- du;, and Kirk announced thai -\Vne\v, ril bet I've walked '20 miif-:, today." "Th til's nothing," GaiLske replied. "1 could walk to Memphis in a day." I'ipi'd Kirk: "Wltui do you menu by :i day: It or :M hours'? I could \valk it in 14 hours." Then came the $25 bet and Kirk, who played football and baseball and competed in track for Blytheville high- school. will try to get in shape for the long irek by walking to nearby towns. Ganske today was planning to Kirk— a'l the way to biu didn't ^y anything training for ihe event. £AHUE% A'£XT S£A6Ott,,, ^ LOS ANCKLES, Jan. 9. (UP)—A report, has rcafnrM i,i:re iMii un:. wiiinor ol" tomorrow's fight between Lou Nov'u and Patrick Ldward Comiskey i.s likely io be tapped b.v I rornoUr MiKe, Jacobs as a late summer challenger lor Jo;: t.Mas' in.avyweight tiuc. t 11 in-ie this report, is very alarming. Not in itself but in its implications. If either of these mtn ' light LUU&, then what is LO .slop*--- - Jacobs from sBleetinir t* »»..i' ....;. i.s lie or you or any other 1'airly tailhy man to do bauje with the .hmjdpr-usted swinger from D.e- Not.'iing- that 1 can see. be- Hirsfi wiien a Nova or a Comiskey Wii.'i .s.r^tly a .second-mer that Nova will beat ComLskey. lie :igures to. anyway. "Uut lie " could Pat every day and twice ijeai .s niesvJoiiftcl thai meau.s the gales ' f n . llolitj ays i'or a yen)- without il are down unci, no man Ls safe. No Chance iVilh J<k- r don't .say tiiis to' b« mean to •ivii or ComUksy, but only bt- l happened 10 see them in their last major fichus and am .(Jj.iOt-ii they wouldu'i niand any more change ii&ainsi Lonl', ..•linj u.'iy ma;j .^elet-'ied at random .ro.'.l U JjhGJUi b(;0k. Comiskey, M bi^, gangling article with a i'ace ihai <;oula ^ec oy in .my atlas us LI relief map oi" Ireland, didn't last three minutes in : . j'jyhl.. \viLj) Maxie Caer last year, ,,m*< I (iwi'i h.-.vt; to tell you thai a feilov.' who can't do better iliaa -iuu i.s never !join» to be a ring . being u serious indication that he wu.s ready lor l^ouis. Ji»« Fights 31st The truth, is, Loui.s Is slowly killing the heavyweight elites, which i.-.ji'i .surprising:. You can't expect -i io .Mirvivf, a champion who Ls so good thai he make.-: all of his rivals appear ridiculous. Look at what is already lined up for Louis this year. Red Burman on Jan. 21 and IBilly Conn in June. Qru-, Brother Bit- man. is just a journeyman figliter- who won't last three rounds with Joe. The oihtr, brother, Ls a fine boxer, u game and willing mixer, ou: hi- hu.s trouble getting his weight up to 175 pnuud.s. Sportsmanship Cup Goes to Greg Rice, Star Distance Man Hoppe Nearer Victory In Cleveland Cue Match Memphis to Be Honored During Oaklawn Season HOT SPRINGS. ArK. t Jan. 9.— There will be a "Memphis Day" at the Oaklawn Park race track here during .the 30-day meeting beginning February 24 General Manager P. J. Holmes said today. Just what day will be set" aside to honor the Tennessee city on the banks' of ihe Mississippi "hay not been.decided by Holmes. It may be du-ing the first few days of the meeting or a day may be set aside during the middle part of the long session but it, will be designated in Record Entry For Links Meet OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 9. (UP)— The fifth annual Oakland Open golf tournament opens today in the mud, with u record field of 226 shooting for the S5.00Q prize money. Approximately 180 start in the main flight today. The best 160 '$o on to Friday's round, with the top 75 pros and 10 amateurs left for Saturday's third round play. The tournament is a 72-hole affair. Three weeks of rain hive so drenched the Scquoyah course that players will be permitted to replace and clean balls on the faii\vays of the (5,000 yard, par 70 layout . Three previous Oakland winners were entered: Sammy Snead «1937). Harry Cooper (1938). and Jimmy Dfiinaret (1940). Dick MeU. the 1939 winner, remained in Los Angeles with influenza. The "hot" golfer was Johnny Bulla. who ivon the S30.000 Open last Monday, but he tees off without having had r« feel of the so?gy course. Snead and Bulla. who follow the winter golf circuit together, had to hilch-hiki- into Oakland. Their new rar was wrecked .75 mile.s from Oakland, and by the time they reached Seotioyahcours; 1 . it was closed and they had to warm up elsewheiv. CHICAGO, Jan. 9. lUPJ— Willie Hoppe, the iron-man oi' billiards, .vent into the final round ol u challenge match against Jake •£:haefer of Cleveland today with a 100-point lend. .Schaei'er won his first block of the match last night, when he .struck (he stride that made him runner-up to Hoppe in the world three-cushion tournament last spring. Schaeter ran up 29 points and''then eased off to, winv;58 'to. GO in 76 innings lor the closest block thus far in the match. Hoppe hud won each of the previous five blocks in 50 innings or less. The challenger's victory made the aggregate score Hoppe 360 and Schaefer 260 with two blocks left to be played today. The challenge match i.s preliminary to the 1941 three-cushion tournament which begins Monday. Caruthersville Cagers Defeat Holland Twice PICKING UP LOOSE E^.D3: We'll take Pal Comiskev over Lou NEW YORK. Jan. 9 (UP>—Greg Rice, chunky little Notre Dame alumnus and the greatest distance five New rounds tomorrow | runner America ever has produced York, if anyone i went into Amateur Athletic Union i a niglu ni cares. . . . HERE'S HOPING LEW laze doesn't make Aaron Byrd's birthday an unhappy one tomor- WAL- row night. . promises to . . The fight card be one of the best pro programs ever presented in Blytheville. . . . Manila cage fans :an hardly wnit to see the Chicks it-cords today as the llth winner of ihe James E. Sullivan Memorial trophy. "The award, given annually to the amateur athlete who "by his performance, example and influence as an amateur and a man, has done the most during the year to advance the cause of srjortsman- piay over there. The Blythe- ;ship." went- to the fleet-footed ville-Manila feud gets under way i former Notre Dame track captain this year again Friday night at the high school gym at 8:30, with a junior high game at 7:30. . . . A * FORMER BLYTHEVILLE PRO 'pasetallers'an:-the News: i Thanks lly J~~ P. Friend) Steve Tramba'ck. with Clinton. la., in the Three-Eye loop, led in stolen bases, hit .311 and had the best outfielding average with .996, making only one boble in 109 games in 1940. . . . but he was over-shadowecl in the home run department by Pete Pnvich, who had six to his four. . ... Pete, who hit .270 here in 1938. had a .266 average last summer, and led second basemen in fielding with .968 in 118 contests. , . . Tom Gorman, the 200-pound pitcher now with Newark who is by a one-sided vote of 600 sports leaders throughout the United States. _'• Rice, who stands five feet inches on tiptoe and takes three strides to his. rivals' two, polled a total ol 1.013 points more' than ' the next two of the five finalists from an i original list of 33 nominees. Al Patiiik of Ohio State, national diving champion, was runner-up with 500 points and Fred Wilcott. Rice Institute hurdler, next with 479. Complete play in the third round of the 17th annual Dixie Tennis oitrnament today. Rig-gs, former national champion, was the only player to get through a third-round match yesterday when he defeated Martin Buxby of Miami. 6-4. 6-4. Winners in the opening round of the women's singles included Elizabeth Goetsch, St. Petersburg; Eunice Dean, San Antonio, Tex.; Betty Marsh, New York; and Mrs. Sarah Palfrey Cooke, Brookline, Mass. Pauline Betx, Los Angeles, drew a bye. Men's doubles winners were the teams of Russell Bobbitt, Atlanta, and Frank Guernsey. Orlando, Phi.; Frank Kovacs and Norman Brooks, both of Oakland, and Hal Surface, Calif.; Grant Kansas City: ComLskfiy is clumsier than a bear on .stilus, and while lie/i.s a mighty punuier. is severely handicapped by an inability to hit any object that has u.s much agility as the average posioft'ice, * second class. Pat has another drawback, too. ae ligiu.-i as if he had misinter- .-r«ted the scaring rules and was under the impression that he won a" point every time he took a punch en the chin. l.uu lias the Musi-lc-s As i'or Nova, he is bound on the north, south, ease and west by muscles. The muscles are mighty nemy, but they don't add to his .-/Hectiveness. The Californian is .slow, mechanical, and fights as if ..uuching from a script. The last •.ime I saw Nova was when he was butchered by Tony Galento in Philadelphia. Galento, not very good himself after the beating- he took from Louis, beat Nova into a pulp. Nova, who had trained faithfully and entered the ring vowing by ail his lavorite Yogi gods that he would rove himself a second Gene Tunney (but with a better hair cut). Wayne Sabin, Portland. Ore., and Riggs; McNeill and Jack 'Kramer, Los Angeles: Paul and Kilary McKenna, Sarasota, Fla. COACH IS SOLDIER CHICAGO, Jan. 9.—Tom Hag- Riggs Past 3rd Round in Dixie Tennis Meet plenty of time for horse players in the Tennesse city to make appropriate plans. For Memphi.N Day there may a 2-section train as there was last season hut Holmes has been assured that morv '1,000 fans from the Tennessee | city, ure planning to make the jvance of the meetlne. All of the trip tins season. I R40 sta]I ,. have beei ; apporlioned Meanwhile horses continue to and only last minm,- cancellations pour into Oaklawn well in ad- will pro'vide oddit.ional swace WASHINGTON. Jan. 9.—Former major league basobr.ll stars are being sought to manage the sport in army camps. War Department plans boxing, baseball and football than tournaments for national titles. CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Jan. 9. —The boys' basketball team held a perfect record in county league' plr.y today after defeating Holland here Thursday night 30 to 17 as the girls' squad won also over Holland, 15 to 13. Caruthersville's boys scored more, points than in any other game this year. Their only loss was in the Wardell invitational tournament. Johnson and Tipton led Cnruth- orsvillf'.s scoring with eight points each. Stiles was high tor Holland with six. The winning girls were led by Davis, who netted 10 points, with Hurst und Edwards each Vmv- .iig six for the loser.s. WANTS LONGER DRILLS NEW HAVEN. Jan. 9.—Emerson :xolson. new Vale University football coach, plans longer spring : raining seasons, hopes to have players return eavHi-r in the fall. TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 9. (UP)-—Led i by top-seeded National Champion Don McNeill of Oklahoma City all well-liked by Giant Manager Bill . of t he favorites—except second- Terry, had an even record of llUeeded Bobby Rig-gs of Chicago- won and 11 lost with a .393 earned run average ... in 1938 his average here was .250 ... he hurled a four-hit shutout before 40.000 per- ••ons in an • inter-city .series game. * * * IS THE AXE TO FALL ON Alabama's football mentor. Frank Thomas, this year? Sugar Bowl fans and writers report much talk of a vumor that dissension at 'Bama may result in Thomas quitting, possibly being forced to resign. Luzon, in the Japanese group, is the fifteenth largest island in the world, with an area of 41.001) square miles. 1940 LOAN COTTON FOR BEST PRICES SEE OR PHONE J. E, Hasson Phone 9?) 'oe Hotel Bldg. gerty. director of athletics and basketball coach at' DePaul University, is on ji. year's leave of absence while en active duty as a captain in the coast artillery. PROFESSIONAL BOXING Friday Kite Jan. 10 10 ROUNDS BETWEEN AARON 6YR9 BKYTHEVILUS LEW WALLACE Inc. Phone 802 ST. LOUIS This Match Is a "Natural" !'$ ANNUAL CLiARAICE Of Suits, Sport Coats, Shirts & Hats! AUCTION FOR SALE 10G acres all in cultivation, good house and barn, fair cotton and corn base, on hard road in the edge of Kssex. Missouri Price S55 per acre. S25CO cash, terms on balance. 80 acres all in cultivation near Parma, Mis-souir. on -ravrl road, goad building. Price *SO per ucrc. 1-4 ,. as ',i. h a l :?n ^ pav able about like rent. * 125 acres, fair cotton and corn base,«1 near Panna Mo., good house and barn. Price SGO per acre, t-l -ash balance terms. 320 acres all in cultivation near Sikeston, Missouri 75.acre cotton base. 97-acre corn base, 45 arres wheat. Government pav S14W a year. Price. S55 per acre. 2«0 acres, 40 acres cleared, located on Black River near i\m- lar Bluff, Missouri. One Price S12,50 per acre i; cash Thu, is a g:ood sandy loam cypress land adapted to cotton anrt corn. All the above farms can be sold with possession at once if taken -within the next few days. U you are out of a home come and sec me. I might be able to fit you \vith just what yon want. J. W. BADER, Lilbourn, Mo. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th A Walnut Phone 819 Farm Kijuipment of H. DLUGACH WILSON. ARKANSAS THURSDAY, JAN. Hi, UM.l PROMPTLY 10:00 A.M. Having lea.sed my plantation, which is located 5»« miles northwest of j of Wilson, Ark., and one mile north of Carson Lake, all-weather road, I am .selling, without roorve. the following muies. trees and equipment: v 2!) I IK A I) OF MULES Ages 3 to 8 years old. Most of these mules were purchased last year and are in yood Mesh and a real set of work mules; all sound. If you are interested in work nuiks. don't fail io attend this sale. 30.00ft I'KOAN TREKS ^ 2 to 5 years old; all grafted paper shell, of the following varieties: LEWIS. STEWART, WRIGHT. MADAM X. Trees must be seen to be appreciated. They will be .sold regardless of price, in lots to suit purchaser. Trees are wt-11 culiirated and healthy. You can readily build yourself a neat income by .purchasing pecan trees, as no tree is as profitable as a pecan nee. Now i.s the time to buy. as you j can buy them at your price. LIST OF PLANTATION EQUIPMENT I H Cultivators, used one season; l stalk cutter. 1 mowing machine, 1 hay baler, used three seasons; \ side delivery rake. 1 bull rake. 3 wagons <farm>. 2 wagon beds. 2 cotton wagon beds. 83 cotton and corn sweeps. 10 cotton scrapers. 30 pair plow gears, 30 leather mule collars. 30 bridles. 28 ditching shovels, H hoes, 9 pairs of leather 1 lines. 1 pair leather wagon harness. 12 pair cultivator fenders. 3 j vetch planters. 4 cotton planters, practically new: 4 section harrows. 6 middle busters. 10 tumui- plows, l feed mill. 1 16-ft.. sheet iron watering trough, new: 20 iron single trees. 10 iron double trees. 2 double shovels. j You will find the above equipment all in good condition. The sale will start promptly 10:00 A.M., ram or shine. TERMS OF SALE: CASH No equipment or livestock to be removed from premises until settled for. Sale Managed By OWEN BROTHERS HORSE AND MULE COMMISSION COMPANY Memphis Tennessee OREN OWEN AND ODDIE OWEN, Mgrs. AUCTIONEER: COL. M. R. MEALS CASHIER: LAWRENCE P, MAES RINGMAN: PETE CARROLL; ' CLERK: C. A. GARMAN For information call or write Owen Brothers Horse and Mule Com- SEMI-WIN Dill 1 RAY SIMMONS iSfl Pounds — St. Louis — vs.- — JOE KENNEDY ISO Pounds — Kansas City FOR 6 ROUNDS DON BURTON I «C Pounds, BlythevHlc "KID" IRISH Pounds, St. I.uuis mission Co., Memphis, Tena. telephone 3-00: Chisca Hotel. Memphis, Tenn , telephone 5- 0028, or Col. M. R. Meals, phone 5-4661. ALSO '1 ROUND BOUT AND NEGRO RATTLE ROYAL LEGION HUT 8:00 p. m. Admission—51.10—S1.65 —Tax Included— Tickets on Sale at Bornm's Drug Co.—Phone 121 Kirbj* Drug: Co.—Phone 23 TWEED Styled to the minute, these suits represent, a definite opportunity to save many suit dollars, Make your selection to- dav. REGULAR PRICE S27.50 Now Only TWEED SPORT COATS $5 REGULAR PRICE S7.95 N 7 OW ONI A PORTIS FALL HATS Price S4 and S5 MARLBORO SHIRTS Keg. SI.95 and $M $1.32 HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR 320 W. Main Phone 53

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