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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 22, 1943
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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' 0 NEWS Bloomfield, Laye Slated To Wrestle Newman, Rodriguez i • • Jack BJoomjicld will open up his bag of wrestling tricks 'for'.the entertainment of Blylhevillc niiit fans hero Monday night when he teams, with Charlie Lnyu in another of llm 'ever-popular.; Ing matches' at the American Legion arena 'on North Second street. Championship From all indications, Bloamfield will have plenty of use for the tforemeiiUoncrf .tricks,- because he »nd Laye will go up against the formidable combination of Leo Newman and Ciirlos Rcxhiquc?,, and It Promoter Mike Mcroncy's new roof withstands Die concussions th*t sre likely lo result It will be a good one. Rodriquez causes all sorts of j \ / . M i • \ , • \ . trouble lofills opponents and lot.s Veteran Negro Lightweight 'of boys on (lie circuit would pie- Rpafc" Rontlilarlc Fnr ler spending their evenings in ne<llb D°°lDiaCK I Ol come other- manner tlmn' In the ring with. Hie Mad MnliKlor. Pnlr him" with a erapplcr ol Newman's 'ability aiid you have something. Laye probably will prove nn invaluable aid lo Bloomfleld, because he Is fully• ncqunlntcd with Hie style of each of their opponents, He'knows their Indies and how to meet them, so the Bloomflcld- Laye combination is conceded an even chance, but no better. Bloomfield will got i\ preview of the Mexican's line points, when they tangle In the one tail Individual match preceding the main event. : Laye will warm, up for the feature attraction with a similar match with. Newman as his opponent. The matches now begin at 8:30 instead of 8:15. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN xNsshville xBlrminghain . . xChatlanooga . . xLlttle Rock . xNew Orleans . . xAtlanta xKnixyillc . ... xMemphls xNight game. LEAGUE W. L. Pel. 10 9 .CIO . . 17 10 .030 15 9 . >. 15 10 12 15 .... n 15 . ... 8 15 .... 1 IB SATURDAY, MAY 22, I'M!} Nehf, McGraw's World Series Ace, Checked Nerves In The Clubhouse CRAYSONS Calclicr Misses Niggeling's Kmicldei' And Runnei- Crosses Plate I .025 .COO ,44! .423 .H48 .280 NATIONAL LEAGUE W, L. Pel 18 9 ,(JG7 14 8 .036 , — _„_ 13 10 ..5Q5 . Phllaa£lp>ia '1311 .542 Ctncii]iiatl' 'J 12 13 .480 'Kew^Yort ..-..' 'U 14 .440 1 phittsbuVgfi; -.; a 13 ,.409 r%Trat7ffi * * * Chicago ' 710 .230 .AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L Pet. New York l . "... Washington' . . Cleveland . .,. St Uniis Detroit . . iPhfJftdclplila xChiCRgo"\>;... Boston U 8 14 11 13 11 .90 11 11 11 14 . 8 11 10 15 .036 ,500 .542 .500 .500 .•140 .421 .400 NEW YORK, May 22. (UP>- Tlicy sajd he couldn't do It and the belling was 12 to 5 that Ihcy were right. But Bob Montgomery is recognized In New York as lightweight champion today. Dattliiig Robert of Philadelphia knocked Iho division diadem the kinky head of Beau Jack last nlghl. The two ilghtwclghls singed 15 rounds 'of the most exciting righting ever seen In Madison Square Garden: Beau Jack—loiilcd ns a cinch winner—entered thc ring on the crest of n string of 10 victories It was his llrst defense of Ihc title. And lu thc opening rounds It appealed he would keep U. 'liul, after the sixth, Montgomery hil his stride nnd slashcc through Ihc remaining rounds will n scries.of left hooks and hare right-s Hint had -Jack enlircly nt his mercy. Several times, Montgomery lirid Jack on thc verge of a knockout. Tlie decision In his favor was unanimous. Beau Jnck will get n chance to recapture. Ills crown within 00 days, Montgomery is n blacksmith's iclpcr in tlie 'Sun Shipbuilding I'nids til Chester,,Pa. He has been i toil-notch fighter for many years but tills Is the first time he hns leld a tllle. In Ihe dressing room alter Die rout, Montgomery said Jnck hurt lim only once—In thc nrst round. Tlinl wns the one round in which spectators thought Jack could have .alu'ii Montgomery; The New York Boxing Commission now recognizes 1 Montgomery as world's lightweight •champion. But tlie National Boxing Association has no rceog.ilzed chump nt present. Yesterday's Results > SOUTHERN LEAGUE Night games. Memphis af'Atlanla. Kno-Kvillo at Birmingham Little Hock at Chattanooga. ^ Nashville at New Orleans, times. NATIONAL LEAGUE two By United Press Johnny Niggellng of the St. Louis Drowns has experienced one of those nightmares Unit happen to pitchers once in u lifetime. And he probably Is wondering why it should have happened .to him. This Is thc story: Up milII Ihc ninth Inning of last night's game agnlnst (he Philadelphia Athletics, Ncggcllng Imd held Ihc A's lo two hlls. Then with the score tied nl one-all and an ' opposing runner on third, Johnny i threw one., of Ills famous 'knuckle I balls. Ills ^catcher missed and before lie could retrieve the bull, the runner had crossed Ihe plate. Thc result was that Johnny and ] thc Browns losl the game lo Ihe Athletics. 2 to 1. I In the oilier American League' night game, Johnny Humphries won < a onc-lo-nolh!ng victory for Ihc Chicago While Sox over the Wash- I Ington Senators. On the mound, Humphlcs limited' Ihc Senators lo n lonely three lilts., And in lha."fifth imiltifr, Johnny | scored Hie single White Sox mark-1' cr and doubling -himself. He readied lioine on Thiirjimn Tucker's single. The Detroit Tigers had lo go 13 ' innings ,' lo win n close 2-lo-l bailie from Ihc lioslon Red Sox. Hal Newhouser wcnl Ihe route lor tlie Tigers nnd held Boslun scoreless for!-12 Innings ntler giving up' a single' run In the;onenln frame. '11 was Ncwhouser's first win'ol Ihe season. '/ v •, \ Tex llughson was'on r thc mound: ill thc way for nos\9ii and allowed only seven hits. 'Hc r -|bsl the ginnc ' a lough break when • Tony i Uiplen muffed ti pop, fly lo give thc Tigers their winning marker. - ! The New York Yankees were Idle for Ihc fifth straight day when their game against Cleveland was postponed. All National League games were culled off. NOSAVMO AHHVI1 *U NEA Sports Editor Arthur Nehf was far above the [average In Intelligence and one of more, articulate ball players. World Series, pitcher of Die joWcn Days of John McGraw and Ithe Giants was a kcni student of |the game, had many theories, put Jiem Into practice. Art Nelif was on the small side, compactly built that he appeared smaller. They called him Little Arthur while he tolled for the club representing his native Tcrre Haute, and he figures the appellation retarded his progress. Scouts nnd major leagu; owners and managers prefer big pitchers. > Nehf, one southpaw who was never culled Lefty, got 125 |»r cent out of what he possessed and he curve that made McGraw gltclier had plenty. A him n typical caused his fast ball to be ovcriotfkcd to .some extent. He had a change of pace. 'Nelif, a handsome chap as grace- as George Sislcr, paid great Litfy ood no more than 5 feel 9 or so, 175 pounds, bill was so lonelier assignments, and he rarely failed him. Opposing; tllc more I Mil Mi 111 SCOREBOARD By HAKKV GKAYSON NKA Sjwrls Edilor NEW YORK. - Johnny Humphries' 10-lnnlng slx-hilter against the Yankees In Chicago handed Tiny IJonliam his first defeat. Then Nick Ellen's scratch in the second inning deprived Lee Ross ol a no-hit, no-run game ugainst the American League champions. 'Mils Ls further tribute to the coaching of Mcrold Ruel, generally considered Ihe finest handler of pitchers, Cleveland swapped Humphries and all Ills natural ability. Connie , D _ ,. attention to details, nevtr over-1Mack passed Buck Hoss along, looked a bet. A more skillful field- j Savc for that turned in by Ted ing pitcher never came down the Lyons all( i Jo , limv Ri| , ncv Mh pike. He was a,rousing left-hand 1 110H . fn tllc armcd fom , Sj (lle w(lite ir el Ki it i i L > , -A. Sox Pitching in more recent years If Nehf had nerves, he checked h as been done by castoffs. And, them in Ihe clubhouse. He was as lo lllell . CI . ctm HIK f (Ilat of mMy ccol us a nun enjoymg.his favorite | IU|C | mol . c KCOt i pitching Has been de-scrl, lopping off a home-cooked j wasle ,| by Ulc comiskeys'for-want ™ ,'' , ,L • i , !of i-omcthhifi cbc than by any other That was not the least reason cUll) ll]at comcs t , nd wny iMcGraw paid .Ihc Boslom ,.., Biaves $55.000 for Nehf In 1910.1 ''"onion Lee, the stable soulh- McGraw bought the Hooslcr for f"; K oi '"'"'liwe in particular »i I Indian costume, but Prolessor fluel I made a 22-aame winner of him j In 1941. The Athletics unit EJgtir Smith and be-spectacled Bill Dietrich. Smilh has pitched well, but has had so many bad breaks that a tough luck legend has. been built mound the blond left-hander. Dietrich is quite a puzzle on given days. Rucl transformed Cliiu Brown, u veteran, into the most accomplished relief worker in the , 1-f i lly United Tress Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, post' St Louis at New Yoik, postponed. Cincinnati at Brooklyn, postponed.' Chicago at, Boston, postponed. AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 2,-Boloii 1; 13 innings. New York nt Cleveland, postponed Nlghl gaincs: Philadelphia at St. Louis. Washington a^ Chicago. .Tlie Iste of Man in llio Irish Sea has neither snakes nor loads. It wa.v Ihc old story of age nnd experience versus youth and power. And experience told the lalo Friday night as Ihe Little Rock Travelers downed Chattanooga, 1 to 0. Dependable old Ed (Bear Tracks) Grcer equaled nil Hint young Bucky Jacobs, the Southern's leading hiirlcr, could oiler and came out on lop In a pitcher's duel. Jacobs had won six and lost none. The win boosted Little Rock Into ihird place and dropped Cluit- laiiooga inlo fourth spot. The Nashville Vols split a double header with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Vols took the first game 21 to 3, but dropped thc nightcap, 7 to I. While Nashville was dividing with (he Pels, Birmingham was Inking thc loop top spot by pounding an 11 lo 8 victory over Knox- villc. In Hie other game played rvi- dny night, Memphis downed an erratic Atlanta Cracker team, 5 lo 4. Tlie Crackers committed six er- Big League Accomplishments Background For Spoiling News Feature CAtlUTHERSVILLE, Mo., iVJny 22.—Wld Mnllhcivs, Cnriither.svlllc resident, nnd former conch of the locnl high school, is the subject of n feature slory in the May 13lh Issue of The Sporting News, national baseball newspaper. The fcntnri! (races "Matty's" baseball career from the lime lie entered ovgahiml baseball from Ihc Navy, in which lie .served dnrlnd World War I. He is described as being aii expert nt bunting, bascruiniliig. nnd oulileUI "hustling", which kept him In the majors with two lend- leams, the Athletics nnd Seniors. He .subsequently went lo 10 minors and' later relived, but recent years re-cnlercd Ihc imi; ns minor league scout for ranch Rickey, Ihen of Hie Car- Inals. When Rickey went lo rooklyn Doclgei's, the story relies Ihal "Mntly" was one of Hie rst a.ssistanl.s that Rickey selcct- :l lo accompany him lo the new ost. Matthews 'is well known in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Ils.iDU.rl, Imv.'ng worked with farn cams of the Cnrdimils In Ihe ow defunct Northeast Arkansas League, when thc Cardinals l«u learn in Carnlhersvlllc ami Uilci bo at New|X>rt, Ark. Specs to Hit Wll- HAS WADE tocee •30COHIT5AS !adcls Establish yinnaslic Marks • omit Fleet Set For Withers Win Hy United 1'rcss Count Fleet—the fastest horse Jonesboro Women Compete In League JONESBORO, Ark., May 22.—The Lndles ' Victory Bowling League opened 'at; tlie Lucky Strike Lanes here:; Tliilrsday nlglit. The League Is composed of four teams, the Citj Drug store,. CYO Club, Jonesboro Grocery .'.Company nnd the Sliii Mart. .-;v'" Members' of Hie City Drug store teanvjarc May Scibs, captain, Rutl Jones^l Bill Johnson, Beulah Ancler son, La Vorn Ford and Sue Cham repeating against- ince Man O'War—Is expected to nkc the $15,000 added Withers takes In'n breeze. 'J'lic nice will be run nl Belmont 'nrk IhLs aflernoon. Thc Drown Ilvillet has rompsd hioush four, straight races (his Spring, including Ihe Wood Memorial, tlie Kentucky Derby and Ihe And in Ihe Withers, the Coutil , -, ., _„„ , , . i-o von't have lo outrncc Blue Swords ^,1 °" l .' c ... C *° *™?»™ ^an- U e tJush, 5-3. I formidable Mlchcrs of thc Pirates, Cubs, Car- Duals, Reds, nnd Dodgers, who had o be beaten off, Nelif won • 21 ijames in '20 and then helped Ihe 'olo Grounders lo four consecutive ;cnnants and two world champion- ihips. Nehf was particularly effective igainsl Brooklyn, beating thc Dodgers n half dozen times in '24, vhen tlicy finished only a game and n half behind Ihe Giants. He bayged 20 gaincs in '21, 19 in '22, and, while his totals were impressive over only n ' comparatively f.hoi'1 length of time, rivals .were not precisely crazy about seeing Nehf right up to the end. IN 10 WOULD SERIES GAMES Nehf participated In 10 World Series games, was credited with winning four and losing Ihe same number. He was returned the winner, 1-0, in two games in the big fall production, beating tlie Yankees by that score In tlie clincher of '21 and business. 'Jimmy Dykes leaves pitching tirely to Rucl. Johnny Rigney tells me the secret of Ihe oici backslop's success is lliat he never Ids a pitching mistake go uncoi reeled. tic is everlastingly picking a pitcher to pieces or patting him on the back. Complacency is not counlc- nanccd. White Sox pitchers arc in the game when they arc in Ihe dugoul or bullpen. Baseball men (ell you pitching is from la to 90 per cent of basj- Nolliin' Nate Obtaining another major league . chance with Doslon Braves, Nnlc Andrews is living up lo shulout reputation, acquired with Syracuse. The big right-hander blanked Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, with three nils, Johnny Vander Mccr yielding only two. tlie Phillies, who are off to splendid start and drawing beyond all expectations under new ownership nnd management, would be constructive. And Judge Landis, it seems, simply has lo ue investigating, trying ball ,bul il can't prevail alone, ns I nnd scntenci has been repeatedly demonstrated. Out for two months with n frac- Muddy Ruel rehabilitates pitchers, but giving all players a bat; swing is something else again. tured knee nnd 1-A in Ihc draft Vern Stephens is apparently lost to the Browns until Ihe war Ls won, same club Waving a handful of technical!-j but not until he further demon- tics, Commissioner Laudis notifies jstratcd what one youngster can do the Phllies that Gordon Phelps | for a club . . .At times it, is- iin- can't play until 00 days for the possible to tell, with the naked eye, pletion of the de:il with the Pirates, whether Schuoiwola Lombard! of, Frank Crosetti of (lie Yankees | the Giants is walking or running < was kept out for 30 days for the |. Hans Lobert seems out of heinous offense of pushing an urn- i place coaching at first base.for tlie : pire in the World Series. jCincinnaUs . . . Tlie bou'lcgged has old third baseman, was with the -the only shadow of competition ie has had so far. . M "" c in tlie '23 edition. Prior lo .his polishing off the Yanks in '21, thc Gianis got exactly one run for hiia to two starts—against Carl Mays nnd Waits \Hoyt. .. . The best tlie Yanks could'.do in '22 was obtain n tic before: Nehf again finished them by repelling , . ,, 91'"" 0 ' Ncllf £h!ule " Wallcr Jo»«son and itll, Mag- Washington, 4-3, in 12 innings in Wonder if Judge Landis icard of Ihe'manpower shortage? Phillies so long he became part Permuting Babe Phclps lo help I of Ihe scenery. so ar. , , , -, Evldeiilly tired of seeing his entry " ol ' n " ll " cock . Josephine Calx and the opener of '24. but lost thc cle- 'ollow Hie ConnL home as regularly is clockwork, Allen Simmons' withdrew Blue Swords before the race. . ;, Slide Rule— third in the Derby and winner of the Swift slakes il Selmonl— is the most,. formidable of :iic other five entries. Bciaiv Stud's, Pip Toe and Townscnd Martin's' Bankrupt arc expected to bailie for for third motley. And King Ranch's Too Timely and Foxcatcher Farm's fairy Manhurst probably will bring ui> tlie roar. i Betty Giltessen. | Members of (lie Jonesboro Grocery Co. team are Helen Mabry, captain, Opal Woodruff, Thelma fier.son, Elaine Tucker, Jaiinn Bishop, Amillls Hnssler. Hie Shie VTart loam is composed of Thelma It is expected thai most of thc Army Air Force men will cling to aviation ns a vocation or avoca- lion flfler the war. Wainscolt, captiiin, airs. Charlie) d>e last Johnson, Mrs. .iconics- Momnny,' Mrs. Corky Robinson, Mrs. W. E. Davis and Pauline Propcs. Tlie new military-ajr, fieldfare expected to do for the -airplane what good roads did for automobiles after ttic war. Read Courier News want ads ciding game of that sel—lo -Tom Znchary, 2-1—as well as the one of Ihe previous autumn—to Herb E'cnnock, 0-4. it is noteworthy, however, that Nelif was in there in the clutch for John McGraw right down td . Nehf remained with McGraw until stricken with neuritis in '26, | ivoiind up his career with the Reds land Cubs. MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS .When illness forced him.'out of basebnll and to Phoenix, where he built a beautiful home for his wife and three children, Nehf met will: additional success in the hotel and Vv \I;A Scrvirc .IOWA CI'I'V.— A .revival of sla- Ion gymnastic record Ijvcaki'.it; nt he Iowa Nsivy I'rc-Fliaht Schiv>l aw Cndet II. P. E. Stcvcr of Mil- vaukcc miikc 23 turn-tallies on llic- arnllcl bars. J. n Uollaveii of Jlevelnnti rKrcomrin'sliecl 23 sklp- ivcr-lcgs. F. E. Wliitton of Iiull- napolis held » halt lever for L':t cconris. R. J. Zltnik of •Bcrwyn, 11., did nine Ircc hip circles. The Toronto Board of Control cquircs cily chauffeurs lo wear lerbics Instead ol caps. Open 7:15 Show Starts 7:!5 Achn. Alwavs lie and 2o CHICKASAW Wcsl Main Near JJlsl SI. !itl. starts 12:43; Sim. starts I:-I3 Nighl shows 5:15 Kxccpl Monday, n|irus fi:ir> Continuous shows Sal. anil Sun. Last- Time Toda.v Double Feature "UNDER SIESTA SK1KS" Villl Gene Aiilry "THE MAN WHO RETURNED TO LIKE" with John Howard Comedy SERIAL: "Dick Tracy vs. Crime' Sunday £ Monday "WESTERN UNION" with Rolcrt Young K Randolph Scoil Universal News Comedy 'Bad Men Of the Kills' miii . , ; lluiilrs Mairdl & Unwell Harden Srlcrlod Shoilx SMKIAI,; 'Tnils of Nyuka" Saturday Midnight Show STAK'l'S 11 T. M. 'Secret Enemies' uilli Craig Slcvrn.s , v F; Kmcrsoii Selected Shorls Sunday and Monday 'The Lady Is with lftie Dieuieli i- Fred SlaeMurr,iy "March,of Time" , Srleetcd Shorls WRESTLING Lcfjion Hut, Monday, May 24,8:30 p. m. Lowest Admission ol any Wrestling Arena in 'America. NOTICE! CHANGE IN ADMISSION PRICE—Adult) 30c, Ul Inc.; Reserved seats He; Children ISo. Reserve Seat Tickets on Sale at Schmuik'i Biandard Oil Station, Corner Main and Division. TWO FAST MATCHES Bloomiield & Laye Newman & Rodriques imirancc business. His health rc- tored, he keeps in contact with old :ronies. i Nehf was—and is—a man of nany accomplishments. Me is a fine! >ipe organist, has a pleasant voice. I le is a clever public speaker, spins yarn betlfr than he kiipiys. He vill walk out on an off-color story. He is an admirer of Abraham Lincoln, Bill Nyc and Chauncey Dc- iew. Arthur Nehf. Jr., a Navy flier vho leaned toward football .at Arizona, brought down six Japanese ilancs in two engagements in the Soutli Pacific, which is par for the course—and then some. Art Nehf, Jr., shoots like his old man pitched. Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Atlanta, night. KnoxvillD at Birmingham, night.' Little Rock at Chattanooga, night. (Only games scheduled.) 5 NATIONAL LEAGUE ' St. Louis at New York, l,wo. Cincinnati at Brooklyn. Chicago at Boston. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, two.; AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Cleveland, night. Washington at Chicago. Philadelphia at St. Louis. Boston at Detroit. 2 .'Kl-niin. I-fiill niak'lif.s JACK BLOOMKIKU) "" vs.- CA1U.OS UODKIQUK'/ LEO NKWMAN vs. CHARI.KS I,AYK Delta Farm For Sale Easy Terms 8(1 A. H'/j mi. due N. of Slcclc. One (i-niiim nice residence. Large double Iciiiinl hiuisc, lai'KC barn. Several nice outbuildings. Very best type of I'cmLscol Bayou land. This place has no loan. Can obtain large, longtime, easy loan if wanted. 3G A. collon base. 12 A. good alfalfa. Russell E. Riales City and Farm Properly floff Hotel Choues 2028-202!) SALESMEN: I.ulhcr Gray, Blytheville — Bob Green, Osceola Sunset Gold No. 370193 The Stallion of Perfect Conformation AT STUD Wilson Allen's Sunset Gold WOHUrS FINKST WALKING STALLION A Full Brother to Grand Champion-Pride of Memphis Sired by the Famous Wilson Allen Wilson Allen's Sunset Gold is a Dark Chcsjnut, two While Stockings Behind, While Star and Snip, and is Five Years .Old. A Limited Number of Selected • Registered Walking Mares Will Be Accepted Several Real Walking Horses and Bred Mares.for Sale ,; 1 Phone or Write J.H GRAIN, Wilson, Ark.

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