The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1943 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 8, 1943
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THUHSDAY, Al'IUL 8, liMIJ Beau Jack Will Fight Montgomery «* ' By United Press '^TOT. Jive years Bob Montgomery of Philadelphia has been one of the leading lightweights In the boxiiig game. And now—for the first time--he 1 5 going to get a shot at'the championship. His record hns been outstanding for a long per|od—but thure'i always been someone, Just a bit better who has claimed a, title bout. And so Bob has been shoved Into the background. But Bob has come to the fore again. On May 21, hell meet Beau Jack at Madison Square Garden in a 15-round light. • Jack Is the only recognized lightweight champ. The New York Slate Athletic Commission ; has put its stamp of approval on him while Ihe Niitlonal Boxing Association considers the throne vacant. Sammy' Aiigolt —< who probably should be the leading lightweight contender—holds two victories over Montgomery.. But atlciniils to pair Angott and Beau jack have been unsuccessful. Which is a lucky break 1 'for 1 Montgomery. 'Jtor : llic llilic Negro wouldn't gel a '^chalice lo -face Beau Jack if Angott', could . be- signed for a Wagner Greatest All-Round Ball Player I Honus Wagner was for 21 years an active] I player In Hie National League, the first three I I with'Louisville and (lie rest at the'time with I Pittsburgh, The Create it shortstop or all time, I Wagner was equally at home anywhere. He I did everything but catch. He led leafue in I baiting elcM limes, baited .300 or better In] n seasons, left a lifellme average of .JJ9. He had a lieliline mark of .911 for Ihe 17 seasons la- played shortstop, which was splendid I considering llic wide ranee he covered, The 11'lratcs won three straight pennants with 1 him, beginning in 1901, won again In '09. j Southern Culbs Short On Talent By Unllt'd I'ress Sunny skies and gradually ex- IMiulIng buseball squads are lending Southern Association managers wine measure of reliel as the preseason aclivily reaches Ihe end of its first full week. However, it Isn't a military secret thai a majority ol the deep south camps could use a bit more talent. ever ul l-llllc Kock Manager Buck Pausclt still doesn't have quorum but. he 1 > to view Hie situation gloomily. Although lie doesn't have enough men on hand or n full team, he says the Tiav- Icr's will be ready when the season pens, Pitcher Al Woran, who won 7 while losing nine eam«.s l cason, reported yesterday; Vol Prospects Brighter And. the situation looks brighlei or the Nachville Vols who arc (lo- i; their prep work In Macon, Ga rii'sl-bascman Molvin Hicks ha shown up and Catcher Mickej rCrcllner and Outfielder Calvil apinnn arc expected today. Th Vols tufcc on the Camp Whcclc .On "past occasions, Montgomery has come close to the lightweight throne room. He .was an important figure In Ihe Ill-fated elimination tourney last fall, which was bcgiin after Angott ictlrcd fiom thc{riiig. The' tourney fiizled outAbeforc it could select a new champion. The New York .boxing fathers recognized Beau Jack, nnd 'thai left Montgomery out In Ihe cold. Then, when Angott returned lo action, -he was threatened with even more obscurity It was only matchmaking dilticultl&s which saved Win. Monty is a why llUle fellow who hails from South Carolina. He's always fought In the lightweight ranks ,sd he should have no trouble at. all making weight for the bout with Jack Naturally there are a couple of strings to his meeting with the champ If he takes the title awaj from the former Georgia .shoeshine boy,- he'll have to give a re-match within 90 days. Am his share of the gate on May 21 will probably be less than half o Jack's cut: This meeting will be the firs tune Jack will put his crown 01 the line. His previous fights—will Fritzie Zivic and Henry Arms Iron —ha\e been ovcr-tho-n eight nf fairs. Jack' was scheduled lo flgh Ralph ZannelU in Boston rie\ week. But the contest has'bee called off, because Jack's handler feel he needs some lest before going against. Monlgomeiy. So he's being shipped, to Georgia for a •while. \' lly HAKKY CUAVSON NBA Spurls Killtor Tyrus Riiymond Cobb and Jolin Ilonus Wagner, gicalcsl of the ball players, were opposite In all respects, except, abillly. Ty Cobb was 'fiery, Honus Wagner phlegmatic. Cobb was everlastingly in {rouble— will! players, umpires and fans. Wagner was Ihe most In- ifcnsive athlclc who ever . played he gfime. Cobb look the stand that ic baselines belong lo Win, spiked pponc'nls "in self defense." While o panlywaisl, Wagner permUlcil in«c!f lo be pnl out rather than un the risk of Injuring n pltiycr tiemptlng lo t»g him. Cobb was u oulavaidicr, Wagner retiring. Gobi vound up R millionaire, Wngnci broke. The Plying Dutchman ca oo soon. He was the best bull player alive when the Pittsburgh clul >aid him $350 n month In 1900 •nitl, while he was the hlghcst-sal arled performer of his time, Ih most he ever got was $10,0!10 a year Wagner was the greatest all round player of them nil. 'He dl everything but cntch. His sclecllo as the nil-lime all-star shortslo goes unchallenged. WAGNEK TUB TRIPLE TI1KKA Wagner', wa. 1 ! the most fearc rlghl-hand baiter who ever steppe to the plntc, yet he was a belle fielder than a hitter, and ran 11 bases bcsl of nil. Like liogcrs Hornsby, Ihc onlyi "Charley," said Wagner, brushln ghl-lmiul hitter who approached msclf off, "somebody Is going t in, Wagner stood as fin- [jack nnd vay from tlic plnle as he possibly mid nnd remain In'Ihe batter's . lie gripped .the bat like Cobb, nn'ils Inches npiirt, nnd ready to t shifted with the pltrh. "Just pitch the ball nnd pray," ohn McOraw once told » young ilchiT who wanted lo know how o pitch to Wagner. WUh Wagner nt bnl, and runnei'ii i position to score, it was practical- Impossible for H pitchpr lo waste nc. Old Ilonus did very well for a o-callcd bad ball hitter! While lie wasn't, a sprinter, Wag- icr got there, wilh his awkward Irlde. and ills 190 pounds comint nlo a base was something wilh vliich lo be reckoned. lie miule base-ninnlni! appear as simple as did batting nnd shorlstopplng Only Cobb, Mas Carey and Eddie lolllns surpassed his 720 slolei bnses. But, unlike Cobb and oilier hyper iggrcsslve btisc.-runn.6rs, Wagner re fused to resort lo bone-breaklni and carving lo gel there flrsl Lightly-built Charley Dooin ol th Phillies blocked Wagner, who wa. on lop of llic phile before the ba reached Ihe catcher. The Dutehma could have knocked Dooln up Inl the stands, but, attempted lo sli< around him, missed the plate an was lagged out. t reak your leg, blocking the plate kc that. I wouldn't do vll, bu lere tiro plenty of players wh onkl ' A sliorl time Itiler, Roger Bresna an broke Doolrt's leg. HUT NOT A I1ASEBA1. An automobile's connecting 'rods should be tightened every 20,030 miles.. HEADLINES for SPRING Broad brims and narrow brims, dark colors and liKhl . . . they're 11!! in (he running for SurinK, wilh Hie choice up In you. If you have no preconceived notions of what you want, conic in anil trv Uiem on ... you'll find (lie hut for you. Wngncr's legs were so bowed yo ould roll a barrel between thei lit not a baseball. His hands hung ike bunches .of bananas nl Ihe end if tremendously long arms. The iall seemed to follow, his glove, ancl ic threw like a shot from a- rifle. le made seemingly 'Impossible 1 plays flipping and falling on wet fields, nr back of third, he threw out miners at first while sitting and ying on the turf. • Wnjjiior refused $1000 a week lo o In'to vaudeville with Cobb and Napoleon Lnjoie. "I'm no actor." •le declined . to front for a men's furnishing store. John Gruber, late official scorer In Pittsburgh, was offered $10 for a picture of Wagner Hint could be put in cigarette packages. Ombcr wrote Wngncf. received tills reply. 'Dear John: I don't want my pic- lure in cigarettes, but I don't want you to lose $10, so I'm enclosing check for that sum." Oruber framed the check. ' i Honus Wngncr's xhnraclev matches the baseball ability that made him a pillar in llic Hall of Fume. 1 nine In an exhibition'game Hun tiny. Atlanta Manager Al 'Letts! re ceivctl some bad news yesterdn w|icn he was informed that South paw Hurlcr Clyde Humphrey won report this season. Humphrey remain at, a defense job iivslcac Three new Crackers arrived In camp yesterday. They were first baseman Harry Hughes, pitcher Silll Aycrs and Infielder Jake Thread. The Crax made a mass donation to Hie Rcil Cross blood bank yesterday after practice. Smokies Buy 1'itchcr The Knoxvlllc Smokies have purchased » right-armed pitcher from Hagcrxlown of the Interstate League. He Is Charlie Miller. Word was also received that Pitcher Steve Wavcliol and Infielder Waller Langc will report soon. 'After a day olf yesterday, hard work is In store for the ham Barons again today. Jake Baker, a lefty pitcher who i 1'cnsacola last season lias stgnec with the Barons. Doc E'rolhro's Memphis Chicks' will play their first Ultra-squad Above is a precision-blocked bound' tittle felt with ;i broad brim and wide band. It comes in shades of gray &, brown. $10 Lct'l is ;i raw ed^u fell willi a wide gi'os grain band. Business mun prefer ' it in• chirk, brown or gray. match Yesterday's acljvily was given over to batting and ficKt- ing drills. In ancient Rome, a law prohibited all chariots except those on official; business from cnlcring the central area. Soldier-Golfer's Appeal Is Heard NEW YORKi—Sgl. Fi'ank Stva- faci of Brooklyn, former U. S. Public Links and Metropolitan Amateur Champion, played eight rounds of jungle golf at his Southwest Pacific base with one ball Writing an appeal for balls for service men, Strafaci told the O S Golf Association his best score at the base ^as a 66, eight under par, and IhuL He wasn't in the rough once. The USGA Is sending 1500 new through the Red Cross. Sampson, N. Y. Has feller Of Softball By NBA Sorvku SAMPSON, N. Y. — Apprentice Seaman Hoy Stephenson, who has finished recruit training at the NnvnlTraining Station here, shares top soltball pitching honors in Ihc balls Wedding Halts Basketball Game Farm System Idea 01' Braiieh, Rickey Sj)reads lo Alleys . By NKA Service CHICAGO.—A Chicago bowling Hw operator has started a farm By NBA Service • TORT SHERIDAN, 111.—A basketball game belv-een Fort Shcvi- dian WAACs and n visiting Chicago club was posponed when Velma Barry date in Post Chapel to Pfc Earle E Smith ot Milwaukee. • Mrs:: Smith's teammates wanted to be present. She is.a former Texas Tech athlete. WAAC . center, •was.:married .that lion with Sliifty Gears, nmbi- xt rous' liurlcr of the Rochester )daks. Stephcnson, 20-year-old cksvillc, L. I. gianl, was invlncl: for the Grummnn Aircraft im of Long Island for three sea- is. Possessing n bin/ing fast ball, ephenson lias been called the )b Feller of soflball. Given n dny Frceporl, L. I. last July', Stc- icnson predicted he would hurl a i-hiL yninc and did. .With the rummniis, Slephcnson won 4li id lost 4, pitched four no-hit \uies, ,43 consecutive scoreless in- ugs, four games In one day. He inned 20 oul of 21, averaged l'J.5 rikcouts. Scuring Fell Off CHICAGO (U.I 1 .)— Despite Ihe 16 points scored by the Chicago icars and 300 by Green Bay, scor- ig slumped off slightly In the Nu- lonal Foolball League last fall. The 0 clubs totaled 1,141 -points In 55 league games against 1,812 in 19-H system similar to- llic oni: used In irofcssloual buseball. He has formed nn eight-team league of beginners, expects lo move them into belter leagues as they progress n skill. The idea .can't miss, and and IK sure lo spread. Didn't all successful major league bascuall clubs have to copy llic plan inaugurated oul of ncc.cs.sltv by Branch Rickey? EAST LANSING, Mich. (U.P.) — Eight Michigan Sliitu athletes have given tht'it' lives in America's fight oi 1 freedom. Three were killed In training accidents, one tiled a prisoner of Hie Japanese, while four wore killed In uctlon. S RHEUMATIC PAIN Wilh i M(dicln-) nil will Prove Hull If you suffer from rheumatic pain or muscular nclics,buyC-2223todny for real pain-relieving help. GOc, $1. Caution: Use only as directed. First bottle purchase price refunded by druggist if not satisfied. GetC-2223. Trainers Say Derby Winner Is In N i Y. By' NBA Service • > NEW YORK.—ft is Ihe unanimous opinion of horsemen now in New York tbat the winner of the Kentucky Derby, May 1, is now training here. 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