The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1941 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE- (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Harrison Misses Chance; Dodson, Hogan In^Finals By Qnited Press OAKLAND, Calif, Jan. 13.—Dutch Harrison of UtU<3 Rock. Ark., who missed a four-foot putt on the final screen Sunday, and Ben Hogan and Leonard Dodson, ranking professional golf players, will battle next Sunday over the 1K- holtMh'sianee for the Oakland Open Sf>,000 championship. The trio/finished tlie 72-hole tournament here Sunday ¥ —•.••• •;..: _ 1 Kovacs Wins Dixie Tennis Title Golf Meet Playoff MONDAY. JANUARY 13, all square with a 276 loial—four* strokes below par—after Harrison had led all the way with rounds of 69'-G8-GC—73. Dodson, a Kansas Giiy pro. had 70 Sunday and Hc- aan. of While plains, N. Y.. toci: •JL Tl after muffing a thiw-foot p 11 i.i on the hist green. / $1,200 to Winner Dodson today expressed conii-j dcnce in his ability to win in a i playoff, citing ' the fact that "I've never been beaten in one." For the man who gets the lowest medal score next Sunday in the playoff, the feat will be worth $1.200. Second place is $750 and third is S500. Hogan and Harrison were the hottest golfers in the tournament. Hogan won most of the money in the pro circuit hi 1940 and could have taken the $1.200 for first place Sunday by mnking ihat last elusive putt—as could Harrison— who blew sky-high with 73. Hogan set a new • PGA competitive .record during the meet, with a round that .amazingly required only G'2 shots. Bud Ward. 'Spokane, Wash., amateur who was national champion in 1939. was-fourth with 282. tied with. JiiAmy Denmret, Houston, TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 13. The men'.s .singles tennis championship belonged to Prank Kovacs of Oakland. Calif., today after the conclusion of one of the keenes'i tournaments in the 17-year history of the Dixie tournament. The nation's two top ranking players watched from the Sidelines yesterday as Kovacs, seeded third in this lournsi- inent, defeated Eddie Alloo, Ktirpri.se finalist, in straight sets, rt-o. (i-;{. C-2. Kovacs and Alloc, a Rollins college .student, both reached the final via "upset" victories. Kovacs ousted National Champion Don McNeill of Oklahoma city, also in straight sets, 6-3, G-4, 6-2. while Alloo won over Bobby Riggs, Chicago, former notional .singles The Sports Spotlight By i,AYMONI> C'lttlMl* uf tho Courier A'ews HtaiT in 1940. Tex, pro who was Oakland titlist cn ampion and presently the No. 2 player in the country. 3-G, 7-5 4-6'. 10-8, G-3. Pauline Bete, also of Rollins college, won the women's singles title bv beating .Mi's. Sarah Palfrey Cooke of Brookline. Mass.. 0-4. G-3. McNeill teamed with Jack Kramer of Oakland to win the men'.s doubles chamnionshiu. defeating Russell Bobbitt of Atlanta Hoppe Resting Well •: CHICAGO. Jan. 13. *( UP.)—Willie 'Hoppe, world's three-cushion billiards champion, rested comfortably"-today and attendants at St. Luke's Hospital said his condition was "considerably improved." H6 has pneumonia. , Hoppe, 51 years old, was stricken v;ith. ; . influenza while finishing a challenge match last Aveek with Jake" Schaefer ' Jr., of Cleveland. Pneumonia developed and his condition'-was regarded' as critical. nnd Frank Guernsey of Orlando F!a., 6-1. 7-5. 6-3. Wallace Amaziny Has Good Record Spotliffht Notes One of the most tmminy rwov- eriti.s we've -ever seen in 11 boxing ring \viis the recuperation of Low Wallace in the fifth round of his figlit against Aaron J3yrd Friday iiighi. Since almost every one of the 200-odd persons at, the bouts seemed equally astounded at the suddenness will: which the St. -Louis middleweight turned the- tide of battle, let's inspect the record of Wallace. i f * HE'S BEJ5N FIGHTING FOR ilva years, a half-denude in which he has attained trio smooth n&ss of performance nnci nerveless manner .shown Friday night-. His pre- professional career was climaxed in 1939 when he won the middleweight Golden Gloves championship of Missouri, and he has a huge trophy awarded him alter the tournament as the "outstawlinti boxer" of ilie Gloves event. (i * * LAST LEG'EMBER HE BECAME 24 years of age. Wallace has been fighting professionally for about a year under the wing of Ollie RUS.SO, smart St. Louis manager, and in, that time — including the Tight j against Byrd—has lost two decisions in 11 bouts, tho.se to Deacon Logan and Booker Beckwith, Chicago boys. In the Golden Gloves' national tournament semifinals at Chicago, he vvn.s defeat-, ed by Woody Jones of Evansville, j Ind., in a well-matched fight where ( the decision was close. * •> * ABOUT HIS FIGHT AGAINST Ken Overlin—there was none—and this corner was misled by information from St. Loui.s. Wallace said he never fought Overlin, although he has worked out with the middleweight champ several times. Maybe he will fight him one of these days soon, but he hasn't done so yet. '$ mm REJECTS OFFER Demands Match With Conn To Build Up For Later Bout Against Champion NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UP)-Promoter Mike Jacobs, still sidestepping the Nova-Conn heavv- weight challengers' match that press and public demand, went into another huddle today with -Ray Car- Jen, Nova's manager. Carlen rejected last night a title tilt between Ixni and Champion Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden i'u March. C'ui-len >;uiti, "Nova is iiot a member of Louis' ftjfht-a-month club. Nova w^uts io im;et Louis in a big outdoor tight ut Yankee -s'ladium in June. He doesn't want to light Louis for peanuts in the Garden.** Promoter Jacobs offered Nova the indoor March fight with Louis because he is fed up with Manager Marlon's demands for a challeno-- er's battle with Billy Conn. Jacobs explained again that a Nova-Conn battle is impossible because Conn is signed to fight Louis for th<? heavyweight title in June. Jacobs! insisted that he cannot break that'! Conn-Louis contract. Cailen insists that Promoter Jacobs and Conn's manager, Johnny Ray. guaranteed that if County Teams Win Tournament MARKED TREE, Ark., Jan. 13.— Two Miss-co basgetball teams were victorious here Saturday night in the Marked Tree invitational tournament, and positions on the all- tournament teams selected -by officials were awarded to both Leachville, boys' champion;' and Kc-iser, girls' winner. Leachville defeated Marked Tree in the finals, 39 to 39, and had ousted Pnrkin in the semi-finals, 45 to 30. The ,Keiser girls won from Tun-ell easily. 3C to 10,. in the finals, and defeated TyronWi in semifinals, 20 rx> 12. : All-tournament posts went to.L. Scott and Roy, both of Leachville;' Kelsei- placed K. Montgomery ahd N". Woodward on the girls' quintet. Nova beat, Pat Comiskey m the Garden .lust Friday night,, Nova would be given a challengers' bout with Conn. Carlen .say.s, "so Nova murders Comiskey Friday night, and what happens? Jacobs say.s he'll let Nova fight the winner of the June bout between Conn and Louis in September. But Jacobs knows that if Conn beats Louis in June, he must give LouLs a return title shot in September, and Nova will be left cooling- his heels. And 'Jacobs says if Nova doesn't want to wait until September, he can fight Louis at the Garden in March. "In other words, Jacobs, is using Champion Louis as a policeman to protect his fair-haired boy, Conn, from being mussed up by Nova." Title Fight Between Bettina and Christy is Called a Thonev" CLEVELAND, Jan. 13. (UP)— Melio Beitina of Beacon, N. Y t meets Anton ChristofordidLs for the National Boxing association toihUlieavawei|hb championship tonight and • betting' odds of (j-5 that favored BeUina were expected to drop to even money at the ringside. Fight followers regarded the 15- round bout, sanctioned by the NB^ which lias declared it no lon*e«- recognizes Billy Conn as chain- pioiyas pitting- the rugged strength of the Italian, southpaw against tne speed of the Greek portsider Promoter Mike Jacobs injected a tremendous charge of public interest in the maich when he called it a "phoney title fight" and ey- chahged tlu-eats of law suits with Cleveland promoters Bob Brick- ma)! and BRII Goetfc. A crowd 01 10,000 is expected to send i.he'u-ate over $20,000. ILLINOIS DRAWS BETTER URBANA, ill., Jan. 13. - Although Illinois did not win a sin- 2le conference football game In the ;940 .season, it played to 32.- OOf) moi-e spectators than in 1939. LEO LIKES IIURLEKS NEW YORK Jan. 13.—Manager Leo Durocher of Brooklyn is will- nig to wager a hat his Kirbv Higbe, Whitlow Wyatt and Luke Hamliu will win more games next year than the ace Cincinnati trio. Bead,Courier JNCWS want ads. Welch Brothers OpposeJ["pughies The brothers Welch, pretty «ood competitors themselves will play tag tonight with a''pair of burly villians in the main event pi Promoter Mike Meroney's weekly wrestling card at the Legion Hut. The card will'open at 8 p.m. with i ,n H betwee " one °l* the Welch bovs and either Hob 0 " V ° Q M and a second match be"<**» will PV. Flip of a coin will decide who Is to work in the first preliminary. Both early bouts will be over the one-fall, 30-minute time limit, distance, then the Oklahoma TiRts will tangle with Montgomery and Rod- riqueso in a ao-minuie" Ume limit, best two falls out of three, lag session. Rodriguez was slated to take on Joe Welch last week at the Hut, but an arm injury kept the- 200- pound roughster from Mexico City in Florida until it was too late for him to reach Blytheville. Pans remember the Mexican as a fellow v/ho has no regard for rules or legal methods of wrestling, and tho tag match .should bo exicting with both Hodriquex and Montgomery in the lineup—and it might be a bad night, for the Welch brothers. Joe Welch, who took on Jimmy Lett— victor over Montgomery here two weeks ago—after Rodriquea was unable to make the engaaemeiiir- lost to a flying tackle- in 10 seconds ol die final fall here last week after he apparently had .subdued Jimmy with a flying tackle pf his own Roy Welch is regarded as even a better performer than long-legged d The "tag" mate)) features 'continuous wrestling and usually has many hilarious moments as a wrestler seeks to prevent a. tired opponent from -^tagging" his partner to get him into the ring its u replacement. The "relay type" tactics should be interesting. TAG MATCH Bob Montgomery and Carlos Rodriquez —vs. THE WELCH BROS. Also 2, one fall. 30 minute Bouts Monday Night 8:00 p.m. Legion Hut An early English name for "aspens was "auld' wives' tongues," leaves "seldom cease Wallace is a ring-wise fellow who can take a real beating and come back to knock out his opponent 'and seem as fresh as when he | started — as he showed Friday I c i [night when Aaron had him nppar- ' Saturday Night l entl >' '«t'-.iiP for an early victory. If you think any of the five knockdowns from right hands of since the wagging." Read Courier News want ads. fl!£S SOUTH To THE ANTARCTIC AND BACK (22,000 Ml tES) ONCE EVERY YEAR/ POWERPUL TAKE-OFF, TRY PUT MUSCLE ^v United Press / KfiH-uckv'.s always- dangerous ba.s-lcctbj'll t?nin will show its wares ; n Southeastern conference plov for the flr.sl time next Saturday nirrht a^ainsl. Tennessee in Knox- vll'e and that eamc. appears to bn the tip-off on the loop race, to n.se an old case term., Tennessee is currently the holiest team in the league despite an uoset. 27 to 22. by Alabama last Saturday. It was one of those Barnes where shooting eyes are off f^n both teams and 'Banm came ''lie closest, to regaining form. The Volunteers rf Tennessee had won Mirer anri lost one during their warm-up campaign. Florida held the conference lead ^ith five wins and one loss. The Gators from Florida dusted off Georgia twice last week. This week's card shows Alabama vs. Louisiana Slate and Mississippi , against Auburn tonight; Missis- 1 :-1ppi vs. Georgia Tech and Se! ivanee vs. Vanderbiit Tuesday; j Vanderbiit vs. Georgia and Tulane ; vs. Mississippi Friday, and Vande.'• bilt vs. Georgia Tech. Kentucky vs. Tennessee and Tulane vs. ?vlis- sissippi Saturday. LOTS OF FOOTBALLS WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. - The j biennial census of manufacturers shews 2.588.549 footballs were Burned out in the United States in 1939. Read Courier News \v»,tit Byrd were flukes, you might have noticed the eye of Ray Simmons —20 pounds larger than Lew—-who caught a wicked right in a training session last week that brought on the shiner. NEARLV SPOTLIGHT NEWS: Bo Coppedge, giant gridder and) center on Joe Dildy's local high school quintet, played the entire game against Manila and the coach thinks he'll be in better shape against Jonesboro Tuesday night after that long session on the hardwoods—as all the boys will need to be against the" state champs. Jack Kcarns reportedly will be- ffiu serving St. Louis fans a weekly dish of professional boxing attractions . . . Kearns will start moving- Kay Simmons up- f ward soon. I A cramp in the stomach in the fourth round might, have been the cause of Aaron's easing up and uncovering his chin in the 'fifth Fiiday night . . . .but he lost, nothing despite his loss—the fourth of Jus entire fight career and his first knockout . .. . he won 'the i first three rounds easily and was ! beating the long-armed Wallace to the punch with his speedy left every time until Wallace began'* clinching to throw off ByrcTs Urn- j .ing—a ring trick that comes with experience . . . The fight proved that top prices asked for even such a good attraction are too high here for Mr. Average Pan—who pays the freight Senators Not Expected To Improve Upon 1940 Record By GKOKCK KIKKSEY .Eton Senators finished last season in seventh place wiih their 'Owest percentage in 21 years, so WAIT UNTIL y to be an imprcve- The Senators arc definitely aoomed 10 ^d division and mav have quite a job on their hamls ™»<ng out of the mire of seventh . . Mos t of the new material conung up is minor le agu ish. lev- e.al trades were made but thev (Jo not promise tremendous results On the whole the Senators will 80 just about OK f ar JUi Duteh 'oT win' ^ C1 \ ase and Sid Hud - M«Stc&^.r» rest of the Washington 3 s ntOw i r> — a ^ n nr ™ or any club, m fact the Yanks and the Red Sox have 1 ad their eyes on one or all of n™ Washington stm anS c Sa£ £ Tho j 100 ^^ Too Green The Senators have 22 newcomers on their roster 01 39, but few nre -ikely to help the club. Most ure half-baked rookies from Charlotte. Greenville. Springfield. . Thomasville and other minor proving :,rcu::ck. M::jor Isagui' trades •"•.OI:.J«K Uvo outfielders. Ben Chapman and Do,: Cramer, and Pitcher i Danny MacFayden. cut adrift by Pittsburgh, to the Senators. Outfielder Gerald Walker and Pitchers e Krakauskas and Joe Haynes have gone »way. Manager Bucky Hanis is planning to play Cramer in center -Uapmau in left and move speed-' *ter George Case from center to right. Archie AVill Help Perhaps Washington's best addition is First Baseman George Archie, who hit .322 for Seattle and was picked as the coast league's most valuable player over Lou 90-H.P. VALVE-IN-HEAD M YiaORY" ENGINE SAFE-T-SPECIAL HYDRAULIC BRAKES DE LUXE KNEE-ACTION ON ALL MODELS ° WtTH BALANCED SPRINGING FRONT AND REAR AND IMPROVED SHOCKPROOP STtERING LONGER, LARGER, WIDER FISHER BODIES WITH NO DRAFT VENTJIATION t tt re to the Senators since Joe Kuhel went to the White Sox in the ill- aavised Zeke Bonura deal With Archie on first, the infield will be Jim Bloodworth at second, Cecil and Buddy Lewte ^CHEVROLETS the LEADER TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. Phone

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