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PAGE-SIX (ARK.) COURIEK NEWS Wallace Stops Byrd In 6th After SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1941 | » Burton Looks Good In Victory; Simmons Wins- Chicks Beaten 41 To 2 For four rounds of a scheduled 10-session attract ion .Aaron .Byrd was the beai- looking boxer in ihe ring a* he pounded Lew Wallace's face and body with dozens or wicked lefts and rights Friday _night to cut up the Si.j Louis middleweight star bacUJ ly in the feature event of Joe' Craig's professional 'fight at the Legion Hut. Bm Wallace, apparently exhausted and hovering on the brink of a knockout, .slio\ved his ring-learning in 10 pro fights and hi.s . Headed for the Hudson Tag Match Headlines Mat Show Joe Dildy's Li ly t he v ii'.o Chicks, • built around co-star> Monk Motley, Sonny Lloyd ; and Bo Copped^e. fhishr-d u in \ muv .Hlar 1'Viday n i <<• h l opening their 1<M1 school basketball .schetliile a!. the gymnasium here, but behind in tho last lo ' Orie •*• •'11-28 An (.-xdtinn bit oi' wrestling is slnu-cl in the Legion Hut. rinji - -~ -- — Monday night with a "tug" mutch l ( > the Manila Lions, ifxpet-ied u> furnish I'un and Ji.sti- ; Hugh Dobier, .second-year lor- cuffs. j\v;)i-d, was tho new luminary 01' the Principals in the a flair arc the hardwoods for DJkiy's aggregation, Welch brothers 1'rom Oklahoma, pouring the ball through thi 1 ' hoop ... __ ,..„ ,. 0 , tl .., „„„ „,.-, oul _i, t .-, a art Joe nnd Roy, who will laki- on °u seven occasions 1'rom all dis- 1939 Missouri middleweight Golden I Tough Bob Monigomei-y and Car- lances for high-scoring honors of Gloves titlist had made him plenty '" "~ J -' " '" " ring-era ft\v fay coming out in the fifth to tie up the left of Aaron many times and finally score a knockdown for a seven-count with a sharp right. , Four Knockdowns The small crowd that paid top prices for the program was cheering wildly, as the sixth heat opened with Wallace coming- out to score a knockout and accomplishing this feat- after flooring Byrd four times. Aaron was counted out by Referee Don Bui-ton with eight seconds remaining in the round after taking . two' nine-counts and one short three-count. In other bouts Ray Simmons of St. Louis hammered Joe Kennedy of Kansas City—who looked as if he might have been a fair boxer back in the' past decade—hi the .mid-section with piston-like lefts and rights to score n hasty knockout with seventy seconds elapsed in the second round. : 4 Kid Irish Kayocti Don ..Burton, flashing >. a smooth two-fisted- attack that" reminded of his earlier fighting prowess sdme years ago. had a field night in disposing of Kid Irish, young St. Louis fighter, in a scheduled six-rounder thai ended in the •third .-with Irish ..on the floor and unable, to rise after Referee Joe Craig had previously counted nine times over him. Burton, in the finest condition he has attained for a long •time.' rushed out when Irish arose the first time and polished the Missourian off with'.a booming .'right uppercut. 'This fight-' over-shadowed the scheduled 10-rounder "between Simmons and Kennedy, since Kennedy obviously was in no shape to last •10 rounds even u" he had been able to weather the bruising midsection work of Simmons. Irish was a fellow made to order ; for. Burton, He rushed in wildly with a two-fisted attack In the , first two rounds, and Burton began countering- with his- looping- left -.that-..Jarred Irish to the canvas in -.he. second for a nine-count, and later in the same round he dropped to one knee for no count. Burton immediately smashed him .clown'again for nine couts and a moment later the bell saved Irish for a count of Rodriquez, the Mexico City the night, with 14 points, riillian, in u two-falls-out.-of-three i Close at Nail' &0-mlnute scuttle. | Up until half-time the game war, Before the "ta«" session gets un- a typical Chick-Lion skirmish and der way. however, th< 4 lads will'as the gun sounded for the second toss n coin under direction of j I'est period the Lions had only, a Promoter Mike Mcroney to see one-point lead of 19-18. But "the which of ihe Welch brothers takes final periods saw the Chicks re- on which of the other pair in thr- gret their lack of previous playing first one-fall, 30-mimue mulch ; this year and gave the Lions t'heit and which pair work in the second sixth victory of the .season against one-fall bout prior lo the feature onu- defeat and allowed them to vent. i remain unbeaten in Mississippi Tug wrestling, ever-popular nov-i county play. elty in the wrestling sport a.s pro- | A preliminary clash between the fessiomils do it. shows a lengthy (junior highs of the two schools saw session of almost continuous grap-j the local Popooses drop their op- pling and generally is good for n liberal supply of rioting and n plentiful amount of excitement. The first match is scheduled to start nt 8 p. m. Monday. Riggs To Meet 'Hot' College Star[ TAMPA. Fla., Jan. 11 (UP)— Eddie Alloo, 21-year-old Rollins ollege, Fla., student, fresh from successive victories over two "natne" tennis players, engages Bobby Riggs of Chicago, former national champion ranked No. 2 nationally, this year, in one of the .semi-final 'mntches of the 17th annual Dixie tournament' today. The oilier match pits National Champion Don McNeill of Oklahoma City against Frank Kovacs of Oakland. Calif. Alioo eliminated Jack Kramer, the country's sixth ranking men's singles player, Thursday and ousted Bitsy Grant, the Atlanta veteran, yesterday 1-G 6- beat FmS Guernsey ening- game by a 27-17 margin, with a youngster nnmed Deaton stealing the show with eight Held goals and two free tosses for an 18-point total—more than the entire Papoose squad could garner. The half-time score in this game was 18-12 for Manila. Guard Eddie Ashaonmner set the .scoring pace tor the high school lads, from Manila as u pretty good crowd—well-sprinkled with Manila enthusiasts—watched the main event. Ashabrnnner netted 10 points jfor a total shared by Center Junior Jolliff. who also had five field goals. Blytheville's next encounter on Die hardwoods will be here Tuesday night against Jonesboro—the state champions, no less—and Dildy expects to have his boys in lip-top condition and spirit for this clash. The cagers go to Osceola Tuesday night and tackle Shawnee of Joiner here Friday night. Lineups and summaries: Blythcville (28) Indian Hopes For Pennant Good In March-Always DicS Wins Every Rout Comeback After] jj, Serious Illness By The United Press NEW YORK, J:in. 11.—Lou Nov.i. the i'X-colle\«hu) from California who .siUTored suc.h a serious ilin <-.-/; a lew mouths a^o that he was «.-:•:• peeicd never to fight again, \w on tiu» comeback trail today afivr blazing a path hen? lost night, w»i:i a 10-round decision over Pat Comiskey in n heavyweight .'.crnp. N«'v:« took every 'round, jjoumtiritf the big- ratcrson, N. •*- slu;:ger so furiously th;il his fact was badly hicwaled :ui<l PL fieri from many blows lhr«ufth«mt (.he fig-tit that wont ll.r, a i v t a »i o e tut probably Cfji'ldn't -have gone past-another rouiul with C'oml.skt-y still on \w feet. Comiskc.v, who iook a beatin-; !'icm Madcap Maxie Brier last- summer, had another ring lesson here Friday night from Nova, who was (cpjMecl himself 1G months ago--lust by Ut'er-uarrol Tony Galento. rhen by u disease that, ravaged his body and threatened to preclude his ring career. The crowd of 12,801 contributed 'o a gross gale of more than $30,300 to watch the slaughter, in •he first round a right hand sent him to one knee, and again in the second he slipped to a knee but again rose without a count. His tired body could no longer stand the strain of serving as a punch- uv; bag for Nova's bullet-like left and bruising rights in the lOtn. and dropped with a sigh to the canvas and remained there while Referee Billy Cavanaugh counted nine, then pot up and held on By GEOKGK KIRKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK. Jan. 9 i\Jp)_The Cleveland Indians should have won. the American League pennant, last year and didn't. The same thing may be said about them each Oci- ober. The Indians have made some changes which should help to create :i more harmonious spirit on the club, but until they can prove under fire thai, they can al], stand up and pnl] together, the Tribe mustn't be taken LOO seriously as a pennant contender. Oscar Vitt, who piloted ihe Indians to second place last season and to their highest percent-age in 19 years 1.578). has been fired and Roger Peckinpaugh, one oi' his predecessors, hired in his place. Peck managed the Indians from 1929 until mid-season oi' 1933 and the highest spot he ever finished was third. Three of the temperamental Indians have been disposed of — Johnny Allen going 10 the Browns. Ben Chapman 10 the Senators and Frankie Pytlak. to the Red Sox. [That .should make tor more har- 1 monv. Nova tried desperately for a knockout in the 10th set-to, but couldn't make the grade. Torger Tokle appears to be headed into the Kuasbn river as he* jump* loo ieet in winning leap of Bear Mountain Ski Club's first 1941 meet The sensational young Norwegian's Jump was made in face of stron* wind. Filipino Flyweights Arrived Just Twenty Years Too Late K ft i>f i i •.> :i Mauiln (-11) Fla., 6-3, 6-1; McNeill defeated Hal Surface, of Kansas City, 6-8, 6-0, G-2 and Kovacs whipped Wayne Sabln of Portland, Ore. 6-2 C-l. Another Rollins college star, Pauline Beta, plays Mrs. Sarah Palfrey Cooke of Brookline. Mass.. for the women's singles titlo--. to- Boshiirsi' CJiiriiway, -\loslty, R («) -l Koss, " 00 I'owlvr, f Asluiltr'r. ( T 0 lU'i.-rw, f 0 0 0) Bnumm, c 01 1| Jolliff. c '1 0 2j"White, K K 0 0 0! fii-aiu,' u Dutch Harrison Leads Oakland Links Tourney OAKLAND, CaJ.. Jan. 11 (UP)— Elongated Dutch Harrison of Little Ro-k. Ark., held a three-stroke lead over the star-studded golf field of the Oakland $5,000 Open here today as the third round opened. Harrison sent a day. Miss turned back Doris Trusty, 0 0 0' Totiils Tina Is IS ", i\i Bly. Juniors (17 { Manila Juniors (27) J) o o putt into the cup on the 18th green 'i ii o Friday to set a aew round mark oi' o t a 66—four strokes under par—ana ooo assumed the lead after Lloyd Mnn- 0 ° l opening round of 68, ajid his 134 for the 36 holes was three shots better than second-place Paul Runyan. White Plains, N. j.. pro art- By HAKRY GRAYSOX NBA. Service Sports Editor HONOLULU. Jan. 11. — Little Dado and Little Pancho. remarkable Filipino flyweights. came along 20 years too late. Some now consider- Little Dado—real name EleuU-rio Zu- panta—the equal of the immortal Pancho Villa. He has not been beaten in five years—a standout record in any company, and Little Dado has cackled the around ... repeatedly request ed more formidable opposition. Won World Title ! I?e defeated his countrymsr/. Small Montana, for the world flyweight leadership in Oakland in long 18-foot 1938, and acquired as good a claim fttroiv? f!.. i ^ij i» rt , •, .Hourliiii, -old Miami player, ThllIpMl ' Doss, u UPIIVCS. 6-0. 6-2. In the men's doubles Russscll Bobbitt of Atlanta and Guernsey defeat&d Surface and Grant, 6-3. 6-3. to earn a final berth against McNeill and Kramer who defeated Riggs and Sabin. 5-7, 7-5, 9-7. a badly-beaten youngster—as well he should be after getting the feel of the canvas on h?s back six times. Burton weighed 162. Irish 151. Byrd Is Welter Simmon:, came in at 171 Kennedy 172, and the Byrd-Wallace thriller saw Aaron give away nine pounds. 150 to 159, that proved | ~ K-Sra^^ $5,000 Hialeah Stakes spot m the welterweight division He weighed 165 in Pine Bluff for his previous two fights and promoter. Craig, who was starting Byrd out-for his first fight under a 10- year contract, was unable to ex- lilain how the weight chart showed : ; uch a drop. Byrd. was beating- Wallace to the punch every time in the opening rounds but the tall, always relaxed Wallace showed his tramin" by-clinching often to keep the left fl pf] I'luyor •1 H ?I Demon, f 0 0 fl| K..\vlfi-. t >i (i ij;(frt'».-u. < 1 " (I; W'llit'M, c 1 0 'jilhui../!. * * 0 0 0| 0 t.'i '^i 0 0 l'| n ii o B f« Pt S 2 1} 000 I 0 L I 0 0 •J 0 1 1st, who had 70-67—137. Jimmy Dcmaret of Houston, Tex., and Harry Cooper of Clii- copce, Mass., were next in line with H9. Leonard DocLson »[ Kansas City h;ul 140. Man^rum and six others had 141. i The low 90 pro stars and 15 amateurs qualified yesterdny for today's third round and Sunday's final 18 holes. ._ Dick Tijiioii :ind Miuvlctll Read Courier News want ads. Explain? §37,500 Offer For Kimbrousdi ' *• ' . NEW YORK. Jan. 10.—Douglas G.« Hertz, owner of the New York T T L <y \r r\i i Yftnkee f ootbull team, who made a startling otter of $37,500 for t-ho 10 lest 0-iear-Uids ««'vice.s of Jarrm- John Kimbrough of Texas A. & M,. says lie plans to mnLm 4*iill i ii-^% ^.f * \\ _-. u.i._ rr».^.. ,. « »iv*_. . _ \» .-_ *" „ MIAMI! P!a. p Jan. u. <UP) — full use of the big Texan. "My teams call for u' full nrc-year contract durJjig which period all of Klinbrough's time would be!j:i'" to me." Hert?. explains. "I would take him on a cro.v-country tour lee- atiike The season's first major test for Ine> 7l ex P lnlns - " r woulci taks »<« on a cr Lhre.e-year-olds. the $5.000 added! lU " ner °\\ ft . l1hlollcs and making P«-Sonal appearc _ ^ <UilIVC Hialeah Stakes, with lf> thorou-h !- ome ^.ball mouon picture shorts with John in the- Marrinii role" breds entered. features todJv's ' ^Y bcheve ' s Kimbrough's personality will make him worth h,.s con- lllPAtil^(r n t ty!»,1.,~\> w« _ , " 11 rtl/L. meeting at Hialeah Park. The six furlong sprint, second stake race of Hialenh's 45-day as any to the bantam crown by repulsing Tony Olivera of San Francisco. Both can do 112 pounds, yet whip featherweights. May Draw S20.000 Little Dado has twice defeated Lou Salica, but the Brooklyn Italian took a debatable decision from the sharp-hitting Little Pancho in Hollywood in the latter's first start in his. return to America a year ago. Dado is now in Honolulu en route .to the Philippines to see his mother and be acclaimed by landsmen, and Jimmy Murray, the Hawaiian promoter, hopes to match the HUle brown man with Lou Salica in a battle for the bantam championship. They say the scrap would gross $20.000 in the open air of Honolulu in Feb- ! ruary. which is more than it would do anywhere else. Cabanela'.s Chances Better Because of his sue ; Dencio Cabanela has more chances of earning important money in the states None of the players the tribe had to give \ip are likely to be missed. Cleveland's rookie crop is rather seedy. They have ifi rookies coming up but none of them is likely to bolster the club. Murray iiowell, veteran oiH- iitlder dratted from Baltimore, l*?0 the International League in hitting- W ith an average of .:ifjfl bui lie Ls slow und will l>e 32 this mcmlh. The strength "of the. Indians is in uieir pitching and infield. Bob Peller is the best pitcher in baseball, and should come close Co 30 victories again this season. He'll be backed up by AI Milnav A'- 1 Smith, Mel Harder, Harry Eisenstat, Johnny Humphries, BUI Zuber Naie Aiidrews, Jim fiagby, and Jor- Krakauskas, lefthander obtained from Washington in the Ben Chapman deal. It's hard to lind a better infield than Trosky at lirst, Mack at sec- end. Boudreau at short and Keltner at third, with Oscar Grimes and Russ Peters for utility diay. The outfield setup is likely to" be Jeff Heath in left, Roy Weather!v in center and Gee Walker in right, with Bean Bell -and Soup Campbell as reserves. Todays Sport Parade For three years, Little Dado has outdrawn everybody. including . .. ... MJl .. 0 , 0 . bc;> the heavyweight, Lou Nova, in than Dado and Pancho. Cabanela. San Francisco and Oakland, yet who' quickly knocked out Tommy $11,000 Ls the richest gate he has , Jones, Boston negro, in his bow played to. l — ~'~- ~" .... His biggest purse has been S2750. He was twice paid that amount for repelling Jackie Jurich in Oakland, and for boxing- a draw with Little Ptmcho, a brother of Pancho Villa, in San Francisco. Purses of $27,500 were not uncommon for the great Villa, and other flyweights in the early '20s. Flyweights Neglected But the smaller classes have been so neglected in the east that it would not pay Little Dado and Little Pancho to make the transcontinental trip. They are handicapped by. n lack, of attractive opponents. Little Pancho — the family name is Tingnon— is the only one who has taken a decision from Little Dado in seven yeans, an^l the only rival Dado has met whom he has not turned back. Little Pancho. at 28. is lour years older, and ex- here tho other night, is a welter. Good gloved goods rarely come from the Philippines in a package of rhat .size. Ceieriua Garcia, who was near the.i'nd of the line when he belted out Fred Apostoli to bag the middleweight championship, was a notable exception. Cabanela is taller than Garcia and, at 22, Ls still growing. New York Ls the place" for him. There lie would find Fritzie Zivic, Henry Armstrong, Lou • Ambers. Lew Jenkins and other name fighters waiting. •MANHATTAN. Evas. (UP)—Kansas State College apparently will be one of the few colleges in the nation co offer -a course in explosives as part of the engineering training for defense. Dr. W. L. Faith, hend of the Department of Chemical Engineering- at the college, believes. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11. tUPJ — By midnight of April 14 Joe Louis should have permanent possession of Arturo Godoy. - The California boxing- commission yesterday virtually agreed to a bout between these two gladiators here in the spring. The bout will mark their third meeting and as Joe already holds two less on Godoy. he should get the Chilean for keeps the next time out. Joe gained his first leg on the im-dashing- Latin American by winning a "15-rotind decision. It was in this fight that Godoy attempted l» make a monkey out of Louis by making a monkey out of himself and hopping about the ring in a stvle more commonly associated with apes than with' prize- : fighters. Louis -needed but eight rounds to knock out Godoy in^their second fight, despite ihe use by die Chilean of a defensive measure in which he wrapped himself up in his shoulders and arms until he resembled a pouting armadillo and would have weathered fifteen more rounds had not curiosity as to what was going on in the ring caused him to lift his head and take a peek, or' Joe, who had patiently waited for just such a move on Arturo's part, bopped him violently and Arturo started falling in the best South American way. A Good Idea When the subject of a California meeting between Joe and Arturo was first suggested by Promoter Mike Jacobs' Los Angeles agent, Tom Gallery, the boxing- commission chairman, Jerry Giesler, said he had no objections, but that it would have to be billed as an exhibition and not as.a fight for the heavyweight championship of the world. Giesler was probably thinking back to that April evening here in Los Angelas when Louis defended his heaVy'vvelght crown against Jack Roper, an aging cuss who was working as an electrician for a movie studio when told of the news that he had been selected to fight the -Brown Bomber' for the highest award in pugilism. Roper was every inch the electrician when he walked out against Louis but the champion knocked off hLs insulation and gave him the shock of his life, knocking him out in two minutes. Promoter Unhappy This inept showing of Roper c'..- not sit very well even with those spectators who got in for nothing simply by jumping over the fences and outrunning- the cops. I might, niso mention that thLs gate crashing did not sit any too well with Promoter Jacobs who watched the performance with pained eyes, and at the time he mentioned something about not promoting here again until more observant "and fleeter gendarmes were assigned j to guard duty. A top price of $10 was charged for the Louis-Roper fiasco, but the commission yesterday declared that a $5 top, and no more, would be allowed for Louis and Godoy. The commission weakened on the exhibition idea and said the boys could go ahead and bill- ir as "a heavyweight title fight, but that in addition to cutting the top price in half, the promoters" also "would nave to provide a strong supporting card. The commission wants the customers to get a run for their money, even, if Louis does bop I Godoy out in the early rounds. | The bout will be an interesting' ' one to watch because Godoy Ls never dull. First a monkey, then an armadillo, now a ? What measures will he adopt in an effort to keep his profile intact? Perhaps he will hire Frankie Albert, Stanford's quarterback, to leach him the T formation. That man-in- motion stuff might come in mighty handy when Louis starts attacking. Read Courier JNCWS want ads. Complete Stock oi Whiskeys, Wines and Gins At Ail Times 107 S. 2nrt Phone 167 perience told the first enyagemcm rears ugo. story in their in Manila five meeting, will .serve a.s a preview for the S20.000 Flamingo Stakes tied up, and Bvrd couldn't keep ° Ur *f ncimg fev ^ of "* meeting hLs chin covered' up in ihe fourfh I - lhal age - Tcn of the and fifth lh l3 n <>«»nees elegiblc far the richer - ' race are entered in the Hialeah -•»* x-iv*\-x»r"V- between Asia and Alaska. 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