The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1938 · Page 6
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PAGE SDC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Six Blytheville Boxers Are District , ^ .. . _________ SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1938 Court Plasterer OF TRIES Roberts Scores First Round Knockout Over Forrest City Fighter ( «__ BY J. P. FRIEND Six Blytheville glove gladiators, one from Holland, Mo., mid another from Manila last night emerged victorious In the first nn- nual Chlckasaw Athletic CHib- Courler News Golden Gloves district eliminations and will represent Blytheville in the Commercial Appeal Tournament of Champions, January 31, and the Mid-South Oolden Gloves championship flight, February 2, In Memphis. The winners'and their respective divisions: paperweight. Rlcn- ard Roberts, Blytheville; Jlywelghl, Atlas James, Holland, Mo.; featherweight. Billie Price, Manila; bantamweight, Carthol Hyde, Ely- theville; lightweight, Sonny Lloyd, Blytheville; welterweight., Aaron Byrd,' Blythevlllc; : middleweight. Hugh Harbert Jr., Blythcvllte; light heavyweight, James "13;ib" Roberts, Blytheville. The heavyweight bout did not materialize and there will be no entry In that division. •• A knockout, two . technfcnl knockouts and startling upseU featured the eight-bout program which was closely contested and hard fought for (he uiu',t part. Several of the judges' verdicts caused a murmur from' the large nnd enthusiastic crowd that fairly filled'the American Legion nrcna despite Inclement wchther. But ns a whole their judgments met with the approval of the fans and the Courier News' score sheet. Sonny Gets Verdirl The most sensational decision was the one declaring Sonny Lloyd the winner over the favored Herbert "Cue Ball" Childs for the lightweight crown. Will) the exception of the first round which went to Lloycl by a comparatively wide margin. Childs appeared to have tbc decided edge nnd was entitled to the _ decision nccordim; "to this writer's card, Once adjusted to Sonny's ' battling ' hobbling and weaving style of attack, Herb scored heavily with lefts and rights to the head nnd body. Ju fact, he forced Lloyd to fight the kind of fight he wanted lilm to. Lloyd threw plenty of punches but missed often and Childs blocked others well. At .thul, however, Lloyd made it quite interesting though some seven pounds lighter. There •were no knockdowns, but hard smashes by both caused buckling knees. All three judges, Jec Roland, Hugh Harbert, and A. V. Smith, gave the advantage lo Lloyd. Cartliol Hyde, perhaps the most improved novice of Craig's crew, went out of T>ls class to beat Fred -"•-!' Cordell, West Memphis, classed In I noolc Going to Bat for liaise Warringlon, Godwin Lead Scoring Parade; Leach- villc Girls Triumph * • • • '•'- •• / -f<f s,*\?rz* Hank Luiselli ct Stanford starts his dribble with his right hand. | BA8KETHALL—36 Jly J. V. FRIKND An avalanche of ncld goals, i'->a- UirliiB Danny WnrrlngUm' nn-1 "Wild nil!" Godwin, last .'nrhi rn,iblr?d the niyllievillc Chicks to defeat the Leachvillc boys nnd earn an even break In a twin hill The score was S3 to 21. In the opening game Coach S'an Cnlehln's sextette bowed to IMP i.cachvllle lassies, 24-0. Coach Joe Dlldy sliuflled his 'i.'irting lineup uml the switrn worked like a charm. He sent Cavl Hughes to forward, replacing Clias "Peck" Hardln, and inserted Tom-' my \Varrlngton at Hughes' ^u:,nl past. Tills combination worked well together, passing accurately uml making a large percentage of their shots. Danny and Godwin weiv as hot as "snatch" dough, .scoring 3d' Fcinls defense out of posilion, and switches dribble io'Icft hand. Hank Lnisetli, Stanford's ace forward, and Hie biggest drawing card in basketball (oday, demonstrates above how his ability to use either litmd In lirlbbling or shooting makes him such a headache lo the ""'on. Top, he starts his dribble, low and fust, with his ri?ht Below, after feinting the defense out of position, he suddenly switches to a left-hnmlod dribble, cuts a close corner, nnd goes on by. opposition, hand. kind there MIS im apparent Jarring tough time trying to get oniiosl- f effect. Dcspllo the loss, Cordell tion, had an easy" lime" with Bud will not be eliminated from the \ Farmer. Blytheville. Farmer suddenly remembered at the end of the open group for another surprise. It was a stirring bout in which Hyde oiitpunched his more experienced opponent, scoring heavily in the righting. He kejjl a bothersome left hand banging on Cordell's nose. The West Mem- phlan was unable to get away from it, finally resorting to duck- Memphis matches since he is In the open dnss, Hyde will compete :itli the novices. Bah Sllll Best As far us this territory Is concerned, "Bnb" Roberts Is still kingpin among the 175 pounders. After forcing young Jake Simpson, Jr., of Lllboum, Mo., to quit in the second round of their semi-final bout, the star Chlckasaw athlete blasted the title aspirations of Oadis Lancaster, Forrest City, into a cocked hat by putting him to sleep in the first round. A left the body followed by n . remembered at the „, .he first round thai he had another pending engagement and mlled out. Beuleh In four previous meetings with the Manila flash, Bud didn't stand a Chinaman's rhnncc nnd may he it was just ns well that he acted as lie did. Richard Roberts and Bill Morrison, both of Blytheville, opened Ihe fine card by staging R slugging marathon for three loitid sessions. At the end, with (wth hoys completely exhausted, Rob- nod. He Is vight cross sprawled Lancaster 'on the floor for the second time. He mode nn elfort to get up but his pavalyml muscles woulii't respond unl he was counted out by Referee Don Burton. The time was 1 minute and 12 seconds. Lancaster landed only one hard blow, a long right to the jaw shortly after *- w.i. iv, jiimiij ILiJUl l>lllg tU UllCK- **"•! _ Ing and charging. Cornell's Sunday' tne be 'l- The remainder of the punch, a slashing right, was usu- lllilul 'e he \vns just trying to pro- tccl himself against Robert's vlcl oils stabs, Chunky Alias James, the Holland he-man, hung xip his third successive knockout, and Ihe second of Ihe tournament, by stopping Prank Ellis, elongated Bly- theviltc flyweight, In' Ihe second canto. Hopelessly outclassed and in no condition lo continue after absorbing James' savage blows, the referee slopped the fight just as (olla y b i' the bell sounded, ending the round lllc locnl points between them, in ijie first half they fed the ball to Warrington anil he caine IhroiHi with slxleen points. In the second half the visitors had him pretty well covered ami "Wild -Bill" obliged by going on a goal "tear" Aside from the first' minute when Leachvillc tallied the Initirl field goal, the Maroon Maiilen were never behind. They had ^ U-5 advantage in the first qunr- ier and methodically mounted lh-> score despite frequent substituting They led 20-8 at half time, and 43-11 at three quarters. Husscll Powers and Alvie Moore scored all but two of' Leachvil'.e 1 '; total score. Captain R. w. niV- chotf played a fine floor gam" Hughes, Russell Mosley nnd T Warrington sparkled defensively for the Tribe. Offense Licking ~"~ Inability to put the ball throii"h the hoop with any degree of consistency tells the talc or the "irV (lefent. They had plenty of scoring opportunities but just couldn'i coax the sphere [o fail throngii. On the other hand, the vlsU'n-s with the Edgln sisters, and Mays setting Ihe puce, made a complete rout of il by then- accuracy. T.hc.r.- team piny lvns fnr g,,,,,,^ d(|e argely no doubt to the v fact that hey have been plnylng for some Imo while the locals have beci out but a .short time nnd ii-, v - >layed but one previous gam» —• Leachville was ahead all the way Lhc score by quarters rcndlrr- Joe DIMaggio, IMTs leading slugger, Is in New York to receive !li3 sports writers' most valuable player award and to end tnc< recession so fnr ns lie is concerned. He'll do the latter by trying to nick Colonel Jacob Ruppert, owner of the Yankees, for $30,000 salary In 1938, an ncrcnse of $15,000. Joe, ubove, shows Ills affection for 'the tools (•[ Ills trade, proficiency with which enabled him to bat out 4B home runs last summer. Mann And Manager He Saved erts ivns given (he "Bab's" nephew. Early Maxwell, promotions editor ot the Commercial Appeal, and A J. Daly, chief stuir photographer' Conches lied Drew and Hnppy Campbell, of the University O f Alabama, were among the out-of- town visitors. Blytheville Pos. I--eggell, 4 Plckclt Thompson, 3 McLcod (c) Joiiesboro Glove Team Will Meel Locals Tluirsduv j — — Jonesboro's amateur boxing team rill meet Ihe local wmad of amateurs in n return meet here next Thursday night, it was announced Blytheville Hughes. 7 D. W'ton. 20 Godwin. 1C Mosley, G T. Wion, 2 The towel went sailing from his corner just about the same time {Determination and gameness were [all Ellis had to offer. He took much punishment, but remained on his feet until the final action. Welters Disappoint From an action standpoint the welters provided the biggest disappointment, -Tom Wynne, Hulbert •was scheduled to have met Aaron Byrd, local boy, for the title, but 3 | because of an attack of the flu he .* ,wns unable to make it. At the last minute Director Joe Crnlg substituted Alfred coonlch, also from BiythovlMD. A southpaw puncher, CoonlcrTs lefthand stance bothered Byrd and seemed to nullify |,| s »sual windmill style. Neither did great deal of hard leather push- „ director of which last week won by n decisive 'margin ngiinst the Cralghead comity mitt slingers. It will be the second of a series of Inter-city amateur meets to be staged this year under the. sponsorship of the Chickasaw Athletic Club. The bouts will bo singed at the athletic arena „... 1 ^. wmlli street,'scene of the Northeast Ar- knnsas-Soiithcnst Missouri Colder Gloves elimination series whlcl closed last night. First Aid Kit in C.inc BUDAPEST (UP)_A "physi clan's walking stick" is one of Ih? latest inventions registered h Hungary. It is hollow, and con- _^. ..-^ „ __ w Of serious intent, young Stephen Stranahan, son of Duane Stranahan of.Toledo^ets out lor a bit ot skiing oft the slopes of San Valley, Ida. H« has a brand-new s him to the unanimous decision. Many were of the opinion that Homer Besharse should have been ""tied to nt least a draw with Ji Harbert In their lively middleweight argument. But this time Uie writer's scoring system verified the official verdlct ,„• fact thcr(j !«as little room for argument as vye scored ft. Harbert cleverly ont- «>xed his gridiron teammate, cans- ing him to miss repeatedly. Ho alternated at counter punching and leading and did a fair Job or both Besharse made a great finish but Harbert's lead was more than enough to offset Ms flurry. Billy Frlce, Manila, who Jtad, American Lesion', on North Second tains n complete first aid outfit Bertlg asserted, of 25 different instrument':, medicines and aneslhetlcs. 5-3; 14-5; 19-7. Minnie Lee Leggett, with four points, led in the Blytheville scoring. Thompson's floor game was sensational. / The lineups: Girls' Game P V a a o l^achvillc Mays, C J. R. Etlgln, 3 Matheney, 1 Halm iM. -Bdgin. 7 Orl fTin Faster Grimes _ " wfiitiii Substitutions: (Blytheville) Sali- i>, Trumble, Walpole, Reeves, Mn- thew.s. Boys' Game Pos. P P C a a Leachvillc Powers, 10 Ray Bellp.h Bischoff, 2 Moore, fl Substitutions: (Blytheville) Jenkins. Hardin (21, Jusiicn, Plorman- il-eachville) Martin. Graves Referee-Marvin Graves (Kansas State Teachers). Batesville Gets N.E.A. Berth Loop NEWPORT, Batesville has Ark., been Jan. given ra- the franchise relinquished by Osceolu nnd probably will be a farm team of the St. Louis Brown* m "the Class D Norlheast Arkansas league this year, Joe R. Bertig. president of the league, has announced Kennett, Mo., has been anxio'uG to obtain the Osceola franchise "You can rest assured that ii Bntesvllle raises the moiicv tor a club it will get the fr»nclii--e " Mr Rend Courier News Want ; \ds. BOWL FOR FUN .... FOR SPORT Bring Your Party ALL WILL HAVE FUN Sudbury's Playhouse Malone Will Be Next Foe Of Nazerian Alter winning with comparative case over Sid Marcus here last week, Mike Nnnerlitn, the Armenian grauplcr, -will get a taste of Elouter competition ivlien lie meets tiie wild Irishman, Eddie Malone, here Monday night. Nazerian and Malone are featured on the American Legion's wrestling card at, the North Second street arena. Naxerlan, who showed here for the first time last -week when lie won ura straight falls against Marcus nnd Diorouglily impressed wrestling •Ian:;, is rated by Mike Meronc-y as one of the toughest performers to be brought to the local circuit In some time. However, it will |>e n 0 walkover for the Armenian, for Malone has the heart of a lion and knows enough holds to entertain nny man .who climbs through the ropes against him. No less interesting wilt be the meeting between Ted Bell, English wrestler, and the bad boy from Birmingham, Floyd Byrd. 'flcll is well versed in the tricks of the mat but Byrd's nefarious ways will probably cause him lo think twice bsfore he engages another "vll- lian." The Uirminghnm meunlc thinks nothing of a little innocent strangling or gouging, and will probably keep Referee Mike Meroncy as busy as a cranberry merchant. Wise, Roberts And Brown Go To Tuscaloosa Lloyd "Toar" Wise. James "Bab" Roberts and Leroy "Bronco" Brown, star Blytheville gridders who completed their high school ^rid careers last, fall, left this morning with Coaches Harold "Red" Drew and "Happy" Campbell of the University of Alabama for Tuscaloosa where they will en•oil in the Tuscaloosa institution. Wise was a tackle, Roberts an end and Urown a fullback on the undefeated Blytheville Chickasaw squad lost fall and all three nre veterans of high school play. They completed their school work here recently. Roberts will be allowed lo rc- .urn to Memphis lo represent Bly- :hcvillc in the Golden Glove elim- nalion series and If he wins there will likely wear the colors of the University of Alabama in further competition. Nathan Mann takes n cruise before buckling down lo training fo' Is fight with Joe Louis at Madison Sfiuiire Garden. Feb. 23. H^r h the challenger in n rather ripping 8 ct-up during a costume party aboard the Transylvania, in Hit center is Mann's manager Marly Krompier, whose life the New Haven heavyweight saved in October, 1935. by Hiving .several Wood transfusions. Hoodlums shot Krompier m a New York barber shop the night Dutch Scluillz. the Bronx beer baron, was fatally wounded in Newark. Even Pig's Figure Changes With Time ALBANY, N. Y. (UP)—A pig's figure affects the value of the pig. John p. Willman, professor of the New York State College of Agriculture, told farm workers and state Institution supervisors at a conference here. Scientific farmers have found that "well proiwrtioned" pigs arc more valuable than "rangy" pigs, he said. To be well proportioned, a pig should have adequate depth of body, an arched back and not too long a neck. In fact. Prof. Will niiin said, the animal should have almost no neck. Stylos in backs also hnvc reversed tlicinwlves In the past few years, he added, because at one time farmers rated sway-backed pigs higher than those \vlth arched backs. JONESDORO. Ark., Jan. 22.— Leslie "Mutt" Alexander, quarterback, and A. G. 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Braddock, former heavyweight lwjf-i Ing champion of the world, s*iij^* a major upset by pounding oiit'Tft decision ovct- young and nigged • Tommy Parr of Wales here last night, Braddock, the veteran who came uack to win the world's title only to lose it to Joe Louis, fought the sturdy Parr off his feet In the dosing rounds to redeem a slow ;tart. ffis fine rally In the ninth and lenth founds captured the de- 'ision. baina soon at the beginning of the iext semester. Conches Harold Drew and "Hap- ' py" Campbell of the Tuscaloos.i school conferred with" the boys i ; here recently find were told the Jonesboro youths would attend i Ihe Alabama school. . Boatmen's Bank 100 Years Old ST. LOUIS CUP)"— Boatmen's Bank, organized because of the urgent need for banking facilities by I ilvermen during the early boom days along the Mississippi, has eel- '„ ebraled Its 30th year. 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