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EIGHT ULYTHEVILLE (AUK.)' COUHI 1-111 NEWS SATURDAY, MAY Big Crowd Gathers For Historic Kentucky Derby It's the Count Against the Field Field-Of 12 Expected To .Go/To Post For 69lh Bluegi'ass Classic LOUISVILLE, Ky., May - (UP) — Today is horse racing's big day of ihe year. This afternoon, a down thoroughbreds — the cream of the three-year-old crop—will go to the lx>sl for the 69th miming of. Ihc liisloric Kentucky Derby. 'Arid as post lime draws near, Ihc odds on Count Fleet become more prohibitive every minute. They're down to l to 1 now -and dropping all the lime. The linal figures at Churchill Downs might show (lie Coitnt favored al as low ai.l to 4. " But', the owners of his rivals remain convinced that their entiles have a chance. They point to !!imc- Icch, the overwhelming favorite In the 1940 derby. Bimelcch was supposedly ; unbeatable—but he ran second Ho a 35-to-l shot, Gnlla- hadion. Count Fleet will have Johnny Lqngden in the saddle, imolhci reason why his backers arc supremely confident. Longdcn is one of tlic lop riders of the day. sine he's gunning for his first derby .victory. 'Ocean Wave and nine Swords are the-only other horses Riven ; chance of catching the Count, mi Ocean Wave is a doubtful starter, because.of n foot injury which may not have healed properly. Those regarded as certain starters—besides Count fleet—are nine Swords, Slid Rule. Amber Light, Gold Shower, No Wrinkles, and Dove Pic. -On the doubtful list arc Ocean •Wave, Burnt Cork, Modest Lad, Bankrupt, and Twosc-s. The horses will go to the posti at about 5:30 OWT this afternoon. A, ^nationwide network (CDS will broadcast the race. Rail Position EU3HQBHISE BASEBALL STANDINGS SOUTHERN LEAGUK W. L, Pel. xBlrminghani . xLilllc Rock' ... Chattanooga , Atlanla . ...'.. Nashville . .. KnoxviUc . .. ^Memphis . .. xNew Orleano .333 .BOO .GO!) .57! .400 .'200 However, '.so a year ago let him go to Boston for little, more than the waiver price. Lombard! wanted more money than th: Hasten Poor Delations could afford to pay. so lie again led the league in batting with .330 by WHY of milking his escape. Ilnd Uncle Wilbert Robinson livcii, Lombard! ant! liabe Herman . "- NATIONAL LEAGUK V i - , \V. L. Pet Brooklyn 5 1 .83 Boston '•> 'J -CM St.' Louis •! 3 .571 Cincinnati -1 3 .571 Chicago :i 4 .-K9 Pittsburgh 3 -1 .-lai New York 2 4 .333 Philadelphia 1 -1 .200 AMERICAN LEAGUB W. L. Pel, New York , 5 'i .714 Cleveland . 5 a .714 Washington . 6 3 .GOT Detroit 4 3 .571 St.'-Louts 2 3 AW Philadelphia 3 fi .333 Boston 2 5 .280 Chicago 1 * .200 Towering alieivc Cliurchill Downs like il.s Famous steeples, Count l-'li-el, Johnny Loiigdcn up, is cxpre-lcd in Ini'n Kcnlmky Dcrbv inlo 'parade as he did the \Vood Memorial at Jamaica, as shown brlow.^ltluc Swords is second, (lien Twoscs, I'oji's I'ieU and Slide Rule. Roberts To Team With Von Zuppi In MatchJVIonday lied Roberts returns lo the Amaru-mi U'tfinn Arena icre Monday night to participatt! in anotliiji' t;i|j niiiti'li as he partner of Karl Von '/uppi, il was annouiK-ctl this week jy Promoter Mike Meroney. Their opponents will he two highly proliciunt niatineti, .eo Newman and Charlie I,aye. Roberts who has been serving i Uncle Sam's army was inlro- uced from the ring lusl Monday light when announcement of Ihc natch was made. His teaming vilh Von Zuppi menus that tans vlll sec n combination haul to equal in Ihe matter of being rough. 3oth arc masters at the art of .hose little ring tricks that sonic- liow escape the referee and add discomfort to the hapless . victim. They also are capable wrestlers, but usually prefer to let the other fellows do the .scientific .shift while they take a llendish delight "working over" anybody who crosses their path, including tlie referee. Luyc and Newman are good performers. Any wrestling fan who hus seen them al work will vouch for Hint. Hugged and fast, they probably will be able to mutch anything 'the Hoberts-Vou Zuppi combine can devise. Hoth men have wrestled all over the country, Roberts' Third Double Of Game Drives In Winning Run Yesterday lly 1IAKIIV OHAVSON NliA Sjmils Keillor NfiW YORK. — Enieslo Natali Lombard! is hack in New York, where his major league career wns <.'d with Hit 1 IJrooklyn Dudyois in 1931. .so we start another chapter ol one of the strang- c'.st baseball .stories ever written. Wilbett llobinson was the only inanagcr who ever \vantctl Ernie Iximburdi. yet the lumbering Schno/wola goes on winning balling ciiampionship.s and pennants in his own quiet way. Slowness afoot Is his only fault. Alter he hud hit .377. ,3Cti and .370 for Ihc Oakland Coasters In successive years, tlie Yankees rc- jecled IJotchy Lombard! because he ale too much. The nickname, Botchy. is from the- game, bocci. itllc Italian equivalent of bowling on the green. * When Max Carey .took charge, the Dodgers yearned for speed, so off Dutch Leonard Hurls Effectively To Win For Washington Senators IJy United I'rc.ss In three full games—27 innings • -L;-b .lehnsim of the Washington Senator.! cciildn'l gel a hit oft Mew York Yankee pitchers. lint he lijially did 'gel lite first Untie oil a Yankee Minger Hits year. It .came in Ihe 10th inning cf yc':lei day's name between the Nfds and Yanks—and it ended the !,ame Him mid Iherc. I-'or Jirisliiir Hob cracked a single f:. r t' Hunk Borowy to knock the ivin- . tjinij run across the plate, as the Knit feorrd a a lo 1 victory. It v.'iis the only i::une tilayed in the major leagues y'-'fteiday—an-.! it was (jiiite a th:iller. 'There was cue out in the last half ol UK.' lOlh when Johnson to bat. . Bills Clary was perched en second base after hil- a double, and Stan Spcnce hat! been walked purposely. J<.'ti!ise;n stepped into Ihe bat- tci's Lex. The fans in the nation's capital were hojjoful—but not loo mticii .so. Kis iiil famine against the New Yorkers had extended (hinugh tlnec games. And the way liorowy was pitching, it didn't !t;ok like he'd break his hitlcss ill-ink'. { Utit. he cjnigltt, hold of one of Hank's pilches, and sent it flying ever second base. Clary scampered I'.cmi,'. and the ball game was over. Johnson's feat look a good deal of play away from Dutch Leonard's pitching performance for the Senator.'.. Leonard scattered foui hits to gain his second victory of Ihe campaign. j The brilliant Washington knnck: k--bal!er seems to be fully lly Southern United rrcss Association pitchers Caves Ilernum and Wnlly Gilbert in exchange for Tony Ciiccincilo, .Ice Rlrinp ami Clyde Sukelorth. That wns a great trade—for Ihe crcd from the broken ankle which , ,. ! limited his pitchin gactlvily to adored Hum , ,. ,.,,., _,„.,_,„„_ trine Lombaiili clogged up the | Thc Washington victory dropped bases, and It didn't make the slight- . , ])e Y!mfcs •„,,„ „ t ie with Clcvc- c.sl difference to Babe Herman how I[)|1( , for thc ^m^-icnn League lead many men w;te on u base. He fig- Tortlly ' s National League schcd- isrcd there always wns room for ,, !e cl ,f ls (o ,. Ulc |j TO oklyn Dodj- ers and. New York Giaill's lo play n double-header al New York, the Boston Braves to meet Ihe Phillies at Philadelphia, the Chicago Cub. to face the Pirates at Pittsburgh i'.iul the Cir.cinnati Reds to opnost Ihe Cards at El, Louis. In the American League, the St ^ o _ l.ouii Browns lake on Ihc Whit athletics, with nioro than half ofi Scx al Chicago, the Cleveland In Michigan State Loses Heavily To The Forces HAST LANSING. Mich. I UP I— The trend of tlie tini'js is detnon- lo Cincinnati went Lombard!. Floyd slraled in Michigan Slate College ;::: Today's Games -.SOUTHERN LEAGUE Birmingham at Memphis. Chattanooga at Nashville. Atlanta, at KnoxviUc. Little nocfc nt New Orleans. " NATIONAL LEAGUE . Boston at Philadelphia. Brooklyn at New York. Chicago at Pittsburgh. Cincinnati a'l St. Louis. AMERICAN LEAGUK St. Louis at Chicago. , Cleveland at Detroit. New York al. Washington. Philadelphia at Boston. meeting lots of the: lopnolchcrs were liberal nynln in Friday's con-IHeds. Lombard! is the only one of tc.sts and fll more hits were added to the young seat-mi's ret-ord. With Nashville Icadiiw li to •! in tile niiitti inning mid oiu- man (in. Smut Aldcrhdlt. ChiUtanoo^a third l)aseman. \viped out the diMicil with a circuit smash. In the tenth inning, liobnls. Lookout Ihird- and they have leinned as they went along their way, so it Is not unlikely that Roberts and his pal will find themselves in for a nice evening's entertainment when they '• climb through the ropes Monday nnjht. Individual matches are scheduled between Newman and Roberts, who will wrestle 30 mlnulcs or less, ouc fall. Thc oilier individual mnlch will be between Lnyc and \ r on Zuppi. The show is .scheduled lo begin promptly nl 8:15 p.m. bagger, hit. his third double blow of tiie day mid drove in the v.-iu- nlni! run. 'Ihc linal count was CluitiuiKMiyii 7. Nashville (i. (lie sextet still active. Babe Herman made Hie turnstiles whirl nt. Ebbcls Field. He is responsible for the mime. Daffy Dodgers. The. Cubs i:ave tile Hcdlegs a bundle of cash foi his contract. When William Boyil McKecbnic look over iu Cincinnati In 1938. he t(;)d you frankly that he sought a catcher. Hill Teri'y of the Giants could have had Schnora then, bill didn't 121 men who reported for four spring sport* being freshmen. Two-thirds of the more than 401) clhlcle.s who reported ten 1 varsity mid freshmen trams during the vlnter terms have been (ailed to inns, At Ihe close of the winter enn. 2.COO men Indents left the campus for the. jinned forco.s. C.O.D. liucky Jacobs went, al! the \vay for Chattanco.'.a. iillovvini: nine hits. Atlanta Cracker hitf»-r.s t-°t lo ihe KnoxviUc Smokies fur 1(> lihs ill rolling up u 0 to -I \ictory in Knoxville. Avers handled the pitrh- iui; chores for Atlaut;i. Coasting on Ihe Impetus of a thtrd-imiini; rally, the Memphis Chicks topped the lliriiiii)L.-liniii IJiirons [j lo 1 l-'ruiay nl'.:hl in Memphis, 'the Nainns c.utliit ihp Overseas Airways, lojChicks I- to ft. bill the Memphis Empire air communica- lits were belter spaced. Throe Little Heck pitchfis were humped freely in a name In Ni-w OrU'ims won 11 lo 3. '['hi- Pelicans ;ot 3 runs in tin- tirsl innhi'.:. ;t in be third and unothci 3 in the ;i\th. Ed Gici'r started l;ir t'nc i^ebtile.s. but v-..is iclievi'-d in tlic sixth. All of Little Koe'k's scores were ted for in the i-ixlli when Ciitehei- Ilfiiton blastr:d out a throe nm homer, Jc«c Dana wa.s on the mound for New Oilcans. British maintain lions, are at present operating routes extending over -10.000 miles. During IhU year they will fly a distance equal to more than 321 time. 1 ; around the world at the equator. dimis play the Tigers at Octroi the Philadelphia Athletics battl lh'.> .Red Sox ul Boston, and th Yankees and Senators clash Washington. Robinson Kayos Carbral BOSTON', May I lUi'i - 1'vt. Kay (Sugar) Uobinsoii "1 New York scored a one-round knoik- oiit over Fi'cddy Obral nf Cambridge iu a scheduled 10-round bout at jioston Gulden. Thc end came [or Cabra! just livo mimitcs and ;tn vr.xids nifor the opening song. The ••iinrrovvn- king of the weitmvi-i-ints" [eii .mi his opponent, at the start of the round, and then cimu 1 charging in want him. Cliillic Willie confided that llci-b lirnner wa.s drafted from Little l(ock by the Red Sox last fall, 'nil- Giaiils could have had l.ombardi's big stick and intcrlock- grip in the friendly Polo Grounds all this time. Now. at 35, the Giants bid $-15,000 for Lombardi. And don't let anyone tell you thai 'Ilui;!) Poland am Connie Hyaii went to tht Brave: for Lombard! even up. A good $25,030 went aloui;. Lcmbardi. tlie backstop Deacon Hill McKechnie couldn't .sec, came (lo.se to ealcliiiii: Ihe Reds to a pennant in ltr.18. Among other things, Lombard! caught Johnny Vnnder Mcrr's successive no-hit, no-run games and led the Icngnc in biittini: wilh ?,\'2. Bill MeKeclmie was stuck with the most valuable player in the league, for L(-nib;ivdi won tile award for being prec'.ccly that. Lombard! then caught the Ucds to successive tbgs. I Tho.se \vell aciiuainted with Lonii bardi -.ulmiiiMt the way he took the unfoi tuiKite briak hi: got In the final intiini; and game of thc I93!> World Kcrie.s—his famous "nan" at the plate—during which Joe DlMagRto ended the bases behind Frank Cro-etti : ,n ( i Charley Keller when Uul Goodman let a single to right get through his legs. Lcmbni'di was knocked out when Kins: Kona Keller collided wilh I him at ilu- plate, ot course, but i there never was anything in the Prospects 'Better' For Supply Of Tennis Balls NEW YORK. (UP)—The outlook for thc tennis ball supply thissum- Yesterday's Results SOI1TIIKKN LEAGUE Birmingham at Memphis, n uainc. Atlanta 9, KnoxviUc 4. Cliatlanooyji 7. Nashville G. Little Rock at New Orleans, niyl game. Chasing foul which he dropped in raciuc Coast League opener iu San TiaiicLsco. veteran Guri'ic Sniir. nov/ olayini; first Imic lor Seals, finds himself i-anains on r;,il in v.-rcng dugout. San Francisco beat Hollywood, 1-5. 'ulaiic, L.S.U. {enow Rivalry )n Track Today N'EW ORLEANS, May 1. (UPl-- nlaiie ami L. S. U. meet today i their annual dual track meet. The Tiger squad has been de- cribcd as "more nearly half its sual size" Ibis year and the ireeme.s- arc determined lo make he niCol of it. Tulane Coach Frilv: Oakes says: The Tigers arc weaker than in everal seascns, of course, bill they ave plenty of go:;d boys left. And '* locks like they'll be too strong or us. But our boys arc working lard and we're determined to make fine fight. It .should be a good aect." Pre-meet dope has Louisiana State toughest in thc sprints, hm- ilcs. jumps, javelin and discus, and thc Wave strongest in the iiiddle distances, distances and el a vs. OIICM '/ilii Minw Sl.lrls 7:1.') ,iflm. Ahvavs He and 25o 20,000 Teams to Compete In Legion Sandlot Ball INDIANAPOLIS. I ml. (UP) — More than 20,W/[J teams, comprised of youthful biucball players under 17. will be oriinni/cd this year partici]i:Ue In the IBth annual American Legion junior baseball pro (• rain. The two major league. 1 ; liaie made SM.COO available for travel- inj; expeiisis. Nalion-wule coinpc- titimi is scheduled to start June 3'j. Lust Time Toil a v 'Underground Susflers 1 with j The Kan^e lluslurs ; Serial: "I'crils of Nyoliii" Chap. -1. I NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at Mew York, postpon- mer apparently is gontl, to a statement by Walter L. Pule, chairman of the tennis supplies cti. weather. committee of the United State.) I !Jo:;ton al Phitadelphia. postpon- cd. weather. Only games scheduled. L[iw ! n Tennis Ayp<K ialiou. "There has been little change in the situation dnring tlie winter," Pale said, "but from the lale.st reports received from Iho principal manufacturers 1 believe thai next summer il will be no \vorse lhan it has been and perhaps scimo-.vhr.i better." A special ground-school course in 'causes of error" is a pre'reqiikile o thc final .stages of a bombardier's training. 10 AiHKKIUAN LEAGUE Washington '!., New York innings. Philadelphia at Boslou, pospon- ed. weather. Cleveland at Detroit, postponed, weather. St. Louis at Chicago, postponed, weather. Montgomery Wins SCKANTON. I'a. May 1 (UP) — Philadelphia's lightweight contender — Bob Montgomery — tucked away an easy decision over Gene Johnson of Itti-^ibcth, N. .]., last nighl at Scranton, I'a. Montgomery kept Johnson al bay all the way. and won the unanimous decision. tiiilurday Midnight Show Starts 11 p.m. 'Devi! Pays Off' uilll Harvard TaliclK.lt ami William Wight ' Selected Shorts Sundiiy & Monthly Rend Courier News want ads nature ot an McKcrlmie alibi. finally wearied of scc- a bruisin;; left-baud altack. ing Lombard! lut into double plays, Cash for Your Car Any Make —All Models WE NEED 50 USED CARS ficc us al nine if you uaiit lo sell jour c.ir Volt CASH. 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Reserve Seal Ttcliel.i nn Snlf at Scltmurk't St»nd«rd Oil St>«lon, Corner SUin and DhUIon. " -TAG MATCH- " ROBERTS & VON ZUPPI NEWMAN'& LAYE L> ;!l)-niin. 1-fall matches I.IvO NKWJIAN vs. HMD HONHKTS C11AHL1K vs. KAH1. Von /UI'Pl Sunday and Monday "MY I'AYOKITK Si'Y" v.ilh Kay Kj-scr Univrr;>;ll News cv Cnmcilv BRIAN DONLEVY i Alarch (if Time Sdcclcd Shorts Opens Saturday, May 1st THE GREAT SUTTON SHOWS Across I'roni Hlylhcvillc L;umtlry Hcncfil Of Company K—Arkansas Guard Rides--Shows Clean Concessions $25 WAR BOND Given Away Every Evening!

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