The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1943 · Page 8
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BIGHT' SLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW! Former Triple Champion : Climaxes Comeback Campaign At Garden 'SflBW YORK, April 2 (U.P.)- r^llX^UUi&t boxing gale of 1943 'Vi'l^wNted tonight al Madison ' 'SCrtlGardeii. when "Hammering HNUery" Armstrong climaxes his remarkable comeback campaign by me:ling World Lightweight champion -Beau' Jack. The non-title bout is scheduled for 10' rounds, and it promises to be .10-rounds of the best lighting seen this year. Armstrong—Ihe former triple champion whose flashing fists and dancing legs,carried him to lame and fortune—will be up against a younger edition of himself. For Beau Jack makes no secret of the fact that he emulates Die style of Ihe las Angeles veteran. A crowd of 19,000 will welcome Armstrong back lo Ihe scene of his grcaclest triumphs and his njost depressing defeats. It was in Madison Square Garden that the chocolate leathcr-iMlshcr won two of his three titles. And it was also there thnt he lost his last two crowns. Tins will be Henry's first Garden appearance since he failed to regain his welterweight diadem from Fiilzie Zivic in January, 1041. After that ifght, he went into retirement, and didn't come out until last June. His comeback record now stands at 1G victories In 18 starts—which is something unusual for a Comeback. Because normally the fighter is 'sent against pushovers until he achieves a long winning streak, and then lie's thrown in with a champ. And, soon, he's on the road back down again. 'But Armstrong met all comers and lost twice. He was .slopped by Ruben Shank and Willie Joyce— both good men and both winners over Armstrong by close margins. ', jBul despite "Little Perpetual Motion's" sensational comeback, he'll probably be Ihe underdog in the betting tonight at about 1 to 2. The reason is Beau Jack's youth. The former sho?-shlne boy from Augusta, Georgia, celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday, while Armstrong Is past 30. FRIDAY, APRIL 2, l<) Wyoming National Cage Kings By Hulled I'ress Tlie Cowboys of Wyoming are kings of the college basketball world today—the first undisputed rulers of the court game. For the first time in the history of collegiate basketball, a (cam has been able to lay claim lo the mythical National Championship. Wyoming met some of the best teams hi the country In the National Collcgiale Athletic Assocla and defeated last night, the lion tournament, them nil. Then, Cowboys trimmed St. John's winner of National Invitation Tourney, 52 to 47. So unless some super-team was overlooked in Ihe selections Tor Ihc two tournaments, Wyoming is the nation's best. Wyoming's victory over John's indicates that the NCAA Tournament probably had better teams than the Invitation affair. This Is supported by Georgetown's decision over Toledo last The score was 54 to 40. The Hoyas were defeated finalists NCAA, while Toledo had the same status In the Invitation. But cither way, Wyoming Is Ihc best of a group of teams Including most of the top clubs in the country. Vaiidcrbilt Loses Sounders To Navy NASHVILLE, Tenu., April 2. UP)—Vanderbilt University Is vilhoul a football coach today. For Jed Saunders—its former, couch, Mid one of the South': oulstand- ng .spoils figures—has been com- nlssioned a lieutenant In the Navy. Sanders will report toon to Ihc North Carolina Pre-Pllght School as a member of the physical training staff. During his three years nl the lichu of the Vanderbilt football .cam, Sanders carried it from an all-ttnie low to a restricted power . the South, In 1941, mimed coach of the year by fellow mentors In the Southeastern conference. Devil's Thumb Out : vis Entry For Derby ,NEW YORK, April 2. IUP>—One of the leading nominees for the Kentucky Derby—Devil's Thumb- has been withdrawn from the Blue Grass classic because of a cracked hoof, !.: Devil's Thums, owned by W. E, Boeing, was found to have injured 1 his/right'front hoo[ after a work-' out at.Belmont Park in Ncw York yesterday. He'll be out of action for 60 days while undergoing treatment. The Derby is scheduled for May 1st at Louisville. Devil's Thumb was raled at 8 to 1 in the winter book, along with Blue Swords and Ocean Wave. He was regarded as Ihc most serious •challenger to the favored Count Fleet. .-.'.•• Tlie loss of the Thumb leaves Slide Rule and Toujours the only Boeing entries in the Derby. Rider To Face Charge HOT SPRINGS, Ark., April 2. (UP) — jockey Ken McCombs is on his way from Hot Springs to Ncw York to face larceny charges. McCombs Is implicated In charges brought by a woman In connection with her loss of $24,000 at Oaklnwn Park race track in Hot Springs hist week. lie was granted permission to proceed to Ncw York without e-s- cort. and was released from a $4000 bond. Horse-aiul-Biiggy Era Returns To N.Y. Race Tracks By NBA' Service . NEW YORK.—Tom Malier, general .superintendent, never expected to sec the return of the elaj when Jamaica racegoers would drive through the main gate in horse and buggy. Mahcr, who has been on the job since 1303, recalls the last gig going through the front gate in '04. But, come Apr! 8, when the Metropolitan seasoi opens, Mahcr expects to see cus tomcrs arrive In coaches, and ti see the practice continued at al New York tracks. There arc plcn ty of horses and broughams, h sajs. I . Hagg Has Finishing Kick, Too— Steady Work For Medwick in Left •>' XKA Service BEAR MOUNTAIN.—Leo Dlll'd- hcr intends lo use Joe Medwick 1 left field IliIs year regardless f the type of pitching the Brook- yn club Is facing. Last season Ihere were many nomcnts when Medwick looked ike an outfielder who had hit Ihe kids. He finished with a .300 bating average, yet left considerable o be desired. Medwick is In an improved frame of mind, and Manager Durochcr expects him lo rclalu much of Ihc lulling, form he exhibilcd with the St. Louis Cardinals. Iowa Itcilucrs Schedules IOWA CITY. la. (UP)—Wartime curtailments have reduced the University of Iowa's outdoor spring alhlclic schedule to 10 baseball games and one (rack meet. No golf or tennis matches have been arranged, but several non-conference baseball games may bo added. VLEN'I'Y OK ROOM WEST POINT.—So spacious Ihc Army's field huosc, where the Brooklyn Dodgers practice, that cadet griddcrs have yet to punt a football high enough lo touch Ihc ceiling. By NBA Service NEW YORK. - Folkc Kjelleras says that if a rncc Between Guilder Hagg and Gregory nice resolved itself into a stretch duel. Hagg would amaze Rice with his sprint finish on cinders. Kjelleras has seen Rice's .sustained spurt Decathlon contestant on Sweden's 1936 Olympic team. 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