The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1938 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 21, 1938
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PAGE EIGHT " BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW8 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1938 Golden Glove Titles At Stake Here Tonight Roberts And Memphis' Amateur Aee District Championships) Will Be Decided In' Bouls Al Arena , Tonight's Program Rlcbard Roberts, ]08 (niyilicvlllc) versus Hill Morrison, 105 UJlythe- ville). Atlas James, 112 (Holland. Mo.), versus Prank Ellis. 1)2 (Blythovlllc). Billie Price, lie (Manila), versus Bud Farmer, 118 (Blyttoille). Carthol Hyde, l?.G (Blytlievllle), versus Fred Cordell, 126 (West Memphis). Sonny IJoyd, 131 (Blytlievllle), versus Ilei*ert chllds, 137 (niytlie- vllle). Aaron Byrd. 147 (Blytlievllle), versus Tom Wynne. HI (flulbert). Hugh Harbert., 155 iBlyUicvDlc). versus Homer Besharsc 155 iBly- theville). James "Bub" Roberts, 170 (lily- thevllle). versus Oadis lancasler, 167 (Forrest city). ' Carl Hughes, 195 (Blythevlllc), versus Starling Young, IBS (Blytlie- vtlle). BY J. 1'. FKIEND Flying leather, aimed nccurnlrly and furiously, last, night e/Tecllvely narrowed the entry list ot the Chickasaw Athletic Club-Courier News clout classics, and tonight at B p.m. a tested group of 18 young glove gladiators get, going in the American Leglorrnreun ring In pursuit of the Northeast Arknnsas- SoutKeast Missouri title and a right to participate In the Commercial Appeal Tournament of Champions and tlie Mid-South finals, January 31-Pebninry 2, at Memphis. Eight matches were on the bill tor the quarter anil semi-finals and during the course of the evening many wild anil Interesting battles thrilled the large crowd. Scraps Expected Several highly spicy scraps arc prospective Tor tonight's championship bill. Most outstanding is the three round (or less) session featuring James "Bab" Roberts, Blytheville's football star and chief . Golden Gloves hope, and Ondls Lancaster, chunky Forrest City battler. Roberts disposed of young Jake Simpson Jr., Ulbonrne, Mo., last night, while Lancnsler drew a bye, automatically sending the t\vo light heavies into the finuls. Lancaster and Roberts have met once before. In the quarter finals at Memphis last year the local Differ used a second round knockout as a stepping- stone to the Mid- South title. Since then, however. Lancaster has engaged In several bouts, including a tournament, and hopes to turn the tables. He says he is in much better physical shape, too, and has trained strenuously in view of mecthiif-"Bab" again. Another open class boy. Fred Cordell, West Memphis representative, will make his tourney debut tonight. He is scheduled to swap dukes with Blylhcvlllefs Oarthol Hyde, smooth working bantam Having appeared In a major Golden The James "Bnb" Hotels, Dlytlievllle's lending ninutwir boxer, who participated in the Ciolden Gloves elhn- Inallons at Neiv York last year us clramplou of the Memphis ilislrlct, is shown above -.vllli Gunner Towusend. only Memphis boxer to ever win n national tiiniilciir Illle, Townscnd will nguln participate In amateur Ciolden Glove nativities this yci\r. Roberts will moot Oadis Lancaster, Forrest, city li^ht heavyweight, in the minis of the district elimination here tonight. Roberts won over Lancaster at Memphis Uil yenr. Gloves limelight. "ni\t>" Roberts »ave the already action thrilled fans a sample of his tremendous liltllng power with a technical knockout over Jake Simpson Jr., Lilbomnc. Alter bein s knocked one,, in the first round and twice in the second, the Mlssourlau •leclde.-l that he liiid enough and stepped out of the LEJIdlllE 10 e ring, autoinati- : pj,| M , T Prelimittai'V Hobnts a loclmlMl 1 VJII J S 1VICU ln ' ' t -»'»HHUy knockout. Roberts' power house right and trip hammer left opened a deep cut on Simpson's right eye, battered his nose and split his lips before the end. Simpson lauded but one or two hard blow:;, doing no damage. Aaron Byrd scored the quickest knockout of the evening, punching Eddie Edds into helplessness in but fifty-one seconds o( the first roiuul. Referee "Shifty" Logan wisely stcp- "fi In and stopped the slaughter with Edds hanging over the ropes. both hands dangling at. his sides ami an easy mnrk for the "kill." Edds was game to tho core but simply \\-as not-able to coiw with Byrd's withering two fisted attack. Both are 'from Bhtlievllle. Gloves campaign, Cordell drew bye in all the preliminaries anil was held .back to fisht the novice class winner, which happened to be young Hyde. The local youth hammered out a three round decision i over Henry Muery, another Blythc- villeite, in the opening round, and won by a -wide margin over Aaron Wheeler, Leachvillc, last night In the semi-finals. Favorite's Meet Two favorites. Herbert Chllds and Sonny Lloyd, arc expected to provide plenty of fireworks when I her meet tor lightweight honors. Uoyd scored knockouts In his only two starts, disposing of Roy Green. Armorel, In one round, and Fontaine Hollis, Blythevllle in 2. Chllds showed his mettle by knocking out an open class boy. Lamar Ingrain. Manila, In the second round. The sleep producing blow, a short rl^ht that traveled less than el?ht inches. - is rated by. many as the neatest sock of the entire show, so far. He had Ingram on the floor In the first but the bell saved him. While not the puncher that Chllds is. Lloyd's weaving aud 'bobbling. plus the ability to sling plenty of leather frcm all angles, should rate him dangerous. II -should rank among the best bouts of the three nighl show. Billy Price, Manila's,native son who has drawn a bye due to the scarcity of opponents in his 118 pwnd division, will make his official start asalnst Bud Farmer. Tom Wvnne. HuVbcrt, Is another out-of- town entry to make his Initial performance. He has a tough assignment Indeed with Blytheville's crack welter, Aaron Byrd. The paperweights, Richard Roberts nephew of "Bab," and Bill Morrl son, and the heavies, Carl Hughe: and Stirling Young, will also nmki their first entrance. Young \va substituted for Alvln Justice, Ar morel, who has been busy with basketball. They are all from Ely thevllle. Atlas James, half plti Holland, Mo., flyweight who pack a mean wallop, battles Blythevllle' Frank Ellis, a pretty fair boy. Hug! Harbert arid Homer Besharsc Chickasaw football teammates, hav the 165 pound title to settle. Roberts Scores K. O. Making his first home appear xnc* since he stepped Into Golden I Johnson Blackivcll. Armorel. and Aflon Chcnowith, Blythcville, provided the highlight In slugging en- lertainnient. From the time they answered the opening gonq until 1 o Game Between Boys cams BY .1. P. FRIEND Coach Joe Dlld.v's big Maroon and White baskclcers lake on their third Mississippi County team tonight at 0:^0 p. in., when they clash with Lenchvllle al the national guard iirmory. In tho preliminary, starting at e;:iO. Coach Mitchell Best's Blytheville .sextette clashes with Hie Leachville lassies. The Chicks nre expected lo take I he floor with a lineup shifted from the one which annexed Vic- lories In their only two slurts. Bit' Carl Hughes, who hns been working at bfick forward, lias "Peck." Tommy, a left haiuler, is finite vorsntllc and shoiitd add much. He is an adept shot, is fast and shifty and excellent ut bring- int; in the -bail.' lie and Mosley should perform n formidable su:tnl pair. Nothinc definite is known the visiting aggregation, bnt.ycai in mid year out Ihey are able to hold their own In county competition. Especially have they beer tough for the Chicks, but usually the Maroon Maulers have beer able lo,.record better than an even break in the usual four gnme set OF Dim Tl Cornell Oiiens Grid Coaching School in June imer pred Saliba banned the bell ndhig it there was not a dull ino- lenl, They stood loe to toe in the enter of the rinj and banned way at eacli other. It was close, nt Blackwcll. younger brother of jene, earned Hie decision. It vns costly victory, however, as Black- •cll's nose «'n.s fractured forcing Jin to withdraw troni competition, 'e was to have faced Homer Be- liarse in the middleweight semi- ,nals. • Sonny Ajaln Sonny Lloyd's technical knockout f lanky 'Fontaine HolHs n-as an- •ther mountain peak. Ducking and mashing with machine-like precis- on, the Junior high football star wanned all over Hollis and did not ct him ijct set. After the fourth mockdovvn In the second round Referee Don Burton raised Sonnv's land, Hollis had pitched forward 311 his face and completely out. Carlhol Hvile registered two oncckdon)is In defeating Aaron heeler. Leachville human inaca- oni mcdel. H«le tried lo make a lShl of it. but Wheeler kept away and pecked at long rnnge. Homer Besharse won Irom p. T. Honev in three rounds of tame ing. However, there were tense moments. Ksneclallv just as the first round closed. Beshnrke stepped in with a sharp right that found it's mark. Hancy's knees buckled bill, he didn't go down. He was believed to have been knocked out on his feel He revived quickly and did not show any later eflccts. The decision was deserved. Director Joe Craig acted as an- npun^cr. Heferrtes were f'Shifly" Lo'san and Don Burton. JciT Roland, Hugh Harbert and A, V. Smith judged the bouts. moved to forward In place of I Charles "" llardin and will' team with Danny Warringtou. Tommy War ring ton. younger bro- ojiernte ITHACA, N. Y. (UP)—A six-day ranching school on the modern methods of fooiuall training will be conducted by coach Carl G. Suavely and Trainer Frank Kavanagh of Cornell University this summer. Tile rchool, which Is expected to ultriict student coaches Ihi'oiiyhout the East, will be In session troni been i June 27 to July 2. ther of Dan, will Hughes' former post with Russell Mosley. "Wild Bill" Godwin will remain at center. Tbls revised combination is hoped to give more offense without weakening the defense. llardin has been unable to get the range of the basket, scoring but four poinls in two games. Hughes has tallied but oner, but has not had the scoring opportunities afforded course will present intensive sluily of the teclmifiiies developed by the Cornell stair and other outstanding coaches of the country, and will include a practical consideration of the care and treatment of athletic injuries. Suavely directed two training sx'hottls wliile licuil football coach ;it North Carolina University. «i>rt was football technician duriii" one .summer in the Marshall College coaching ^ciiool. Russia passed nn edict nil members of tl\e UV IIAKIIY GHAYSON Kjiurls IMitor, NKA Service Ty Colili Is gone, but Georgia's baseball cannon rumble on. While Hum- ainmnich the Georgia Peach, th c Cracker state will have live- .strong candidates for major league totting lilies this year — Johnny Mi?.e, cvcil Travis, Wally Moses, Luke Appllng, and Kudy York. And Georgia wood Is likely to smack with authority for some" seasons to come, for al! save Appllng are comparative fledglings. Mlze, Demoresl's lai'Ke donation (o the Cardinals, improved under the pressure of having to make good when Hipper Collins was sold,to the Cubs. He Is Hie most formidable challenger of his champion trairunalr, Joe Mrdwick, whom he trailed like a faithful hound in 19H7, He hit .:ii;-l. and in compiling 31 home runs, socked one In every park in the National league. Finally settled at shortstop. Travis ^ of the National.'! should improve j his average of .34-1. . York Potential Kiilli Wally Moses of the Athletics is likely to jjo Inlo a hot streak at any lime and accomplish most any- ' thin?. Moses has unlimited possibilities at the plate and on the !. Th« InisMlii" chap from VI- dtilta batted .320 in 1037. anil his 25 home runs make him a threat in Ilia), department, loo. Apnllne led holli big leagues with the stick In 193G, and all the While Sox shortstop has (o do lo edge out such renowned maeemen as Charley Geliringer, Lou Cichrig, and Joe DIMagglo Is obtain a flying start. York of the Tigers demonstrated that he was a potential right-handed Babe Ruth in breaking one of the Bambino's records by hitting 17 home runs In August." The l;l<; boy from Alco connected for 35 circuit clouts and baited .301 in 10-1 gnmes. York Is one of the biggest reasons why Georgia's five-slar hit parade again will make life miserable for opposing pitchers in 1938. Soft Job for G-Man Edwin A. Atherton. former G- mun. hns been engaged by the Pacific coast, conference to assist in a survey of financial support for athletes. I wonder when faculties are go- Ing lo (|iill beating around the hush? The Southeastern Conference ha? made the sitimdon so much simpler , T ls nalr.s oi'ovidc that scholarships may be awarded athletes in the same manner that Ihey are awarded lo other students bv the regular scholarship committees. Scholarships provide for matriculation fees, hooks, and room and board. There is no fixed limit to the number of scholarships lo be awarded athletes. And no hypocrisy. 1 Kuough Is Plenty Sammy Laporte, Flint bantam- wcijhl. Is suspended by the Maryland Boxmy Commission and his purse Is held up because he suddenly refused lo continue a fight wilh L-uvrence Gimn In Baltimore. Perhaps Laportc knew when both he and the customers had enough. There's many a night when fighters show the utter lack of that much sense. Challenge of Ctis Scliracler Jo World Ca r r i e s $5,000 Side Bel 11V STKVIv SNIDER Uulldl I'ress Slafl' Cuucsiiomli'iil CHICAGO (UP)—Gus Schroder of Cedar Rapids, la., five times world dirt track viiciug champion, has issued n challenge "to :uiy driver .| n the world" for a series of match races on dirt with n ?5,UOO side bet. Hacked by tho Racing Corporation of America which contends 11. stiffs 15 per cent of all dirt track racing In the United Slates, the 48-year-old veteran will defend his title either on half mile or mile trucks—or tath. Sehrader has been racing 24 years. He holds approximately half the dirt track records in existence and for five years 1ms been the kingpin of Hie racing circuit under the sanction of the Inler- iiadonnl Motor Contest Association. If his challenge Is accepted, It will be the first similar series since Haugdahl defeated Ralph De Paljna three out of five races at Ascot in 1923. Uaced in 41 Cities The sandy-haired lowan won Ms dirt track title against Hie toughest sort of opposition. Racing for the RCA, which now is headed by John A. Sloan Jr., "Gloomy Oils" met picked drivers on a circuit, traveling to 41 cities from Massachusetts to Montana and Minnesota to Florida. Sloan is the son of the late J. Alex Sloan, pioneer racing promoter, who broke' with the American Automobile Association to found the International Motor Contest Association. J. Alex was credited with making Barney Old- fielil famous, he picked 1*011 Duray off a street corner and made him a I threat In the ' riCO-mllc classic ut [ Indianapolis, and gave first oppor- I timitlcs lo Tommy MIHon, ilaiig- I dahl and others. Sloan and his troop operated before 2.545,821 s|x?ctatovs In 1031 and completed their fourth consecutive year v.ilhout. a 1'alulHy either to .driver!) or spectators. "We have plenty o; crashes, few fatalities," Sloan said. "When there's a crash our drivers know wluil to do. It's the Inexperienced driver who bejlns to pnnto that causes most of the trouble around a race track, "We won't let (hem race until they're ready for fust competition." IWJA's big day last, year was at the Mlnni'sotn state fair, where 1GJ,48(J paid cii-stomers (locked into Minneapolis and St. Paul, breaking Lash to Run In Penn Club Indoor Meet all attendance records for dirt i Roman!. The Minnesota fair topped tho list last season. Des Moines, la., was second, Atlanta. Oa.. third with Topeka, Kns., Oklahoma City, Springfield, Mass., Kedalln, Mo., Sponcor, Ta., Shrevcport, La., and Ionia, Mich., also In the first 10. Little Spencer, la., a loivn of only 5.000. drew 15,000 fans in two days. PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Donald R. Lnsli, Indiana distance runner, was entered the indoor Invitation track and field carnival to be lield in Convention Hall, Feb. 11, according to Lawson Robertson. Robt-rt-soit, who is manager of (lie Indoor meet, sponsored by tlie Pcnn AlliJclic Cluu, snld Lash probtibly would compete In the mfes-aml-oui raw of about a mile il^taJice. Lash, holder of American orrts of two miles, three miles, miles and 5,000 meters will vie with other stellar runners such as Glenn'Cunningham, Archie San The results of the first round and semi-finals of the Northeast Arkansas-Southeast Missouri eliminations now In progress at the American Legion arena: First Round P. T. Haney <Blythevllle) defeated James, Carasher (Blytfieville), decision. Sonny Uoyd (Blythevllle) lecrml oil knockout over Roy fireon <Ar- movcl) in !.• Prank Ellis (Hlyllievlllcl technical knockout over Charles Aiulcrson (Armorcl) in 3. Carthol Hyde (Blylhcvlllei took a 3 round decision from Henry Miwry (BMhcvilld. Homer Beslvarse iBlylhevillci defeated George piuitt lAnnorrl) by decision, Aaron Wheeler (Leachvillo won from Llovd Florman (BlylVievlllc) by decision. Ada": James (Holland. Mo.) technical knockout over James "Tick" Vlrkrcy. Steele. Mo., in 2. Johnson Blackwcll (Armorel) technical knockout ovr'r nilly Thompson (Blylhcvillc) in 1. Herb Childs (Bly(hcvtllc) technical knockout over Lamar ingrain (Manila) In 2. Hush Ilnrbcrt. (Hlv(heviUe) bent Willis Ford b,- derision la 3. Scml-Finals Sonny Lloyd iBlythcville) technical knockout over Fontaine IIol- lis (Blythi'Villcl In 2. Cnrlhol Hyde (Blylhevillet won decision from Aavou Wheeler (Loachvllle). Johnson Black\ve!l (Armorel) defeated Alton chcnowith (Blylhc- villc) by decision. Henry Muery (Blythevllle) and Billy Price (Manila), exhibition. Homer Bcsharse (Blythevllle) dc- cisioned P. T. Haney (Blythcville). Aaron Byrd (Blythevllle) technical knockout over Edward Edds iBlvlheville) in 1. James Roberts (Blythevllle) technical knockout over Jake Simpson (Ulbourne, MO.) In a. younger generation to lake a para- before the year was BIytheville Girls Win First Game of Season Yarbro bays and girls won their games in the weekly round robin wife tourney at the armory here lust night and the Blythcville senior girls scored their first triumph of the season, beating Lone Oak, )!> to 2. The Yarbro girls defeated Blackwater, 1C to S, mid the Yarbro boys defeated Lone Oak, 22 to 6. Blackwater boys defeated Bly- thcvlllc junior boys, 10 to G. BODY and FENDER Repairing Increase the VALUE as well ;i« the LOOKS of your car by having those tlonts taken out of the body and fenders. 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Then you'll understand why Mead's Sales have Blytheville's confidence. Men know there's no guesswork about whal they save or what they get here, because they find a trustworthy label in these . HART SCHAFFNER &MARX and "Mansfield" Suits out Owwto We're turning a new leaf (as we always do at the beginning of each season) , . . and clearing every suit and topcoat in ovir Fall and Winter collection in order to start out 1938 \yith a slock that's brand n-e-w! The reductions are deep and worthwhile . . . every size for men and young men is represented. As usual the best is'always at MEAD'S 313 WEST MAIN STREET

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