The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 1, 1944
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Cffii BT. \THiBV1LLE (ARK.); COURIER NEWS Return For Arena Show - Florida Mafmari Will Te'um With Porrelli Here) Monday Night The "Tiger" Ik coming back lo Bljthevlllel To, wrestling fans there is only one 'Tiger"—'Tigei" Long. Promoter" Mike Meroney announces that the two-fisted favorite lias been booked to feature another all-star ring card Monday night at Hie American Legion, i A tag match wllh the: usual 90- nilriute time limit, two best falls out of three, plus two individual matches each with a 30-ininutc time limit and for a single fall composes the evening's entertainment The cast of characters for tills weekly - show Includes, In addition to the "Tiger", "Hard Head" Parrelli, claimant to the world's hardest head title; Buck I,awson, the comical, clever Jumping jack, and "Blacksmith",Pedlgo, former junior middleweight champion of the world. Pairing^ for (he feature tag match pits Long with Pairclli against Lawson and Pedlgo. In the preliminaries Long locks horns with Lav/son, while Parrel)! tests his . cement-like cranium against the cleverness of the former Louisvilln blacksmith. A loss of tlic coin will determine the order of appearance, Promoter Meroiiey states. Been After Long :The' appearance of Long culminates; a long,.determined effort by Werp'ney to get him back, in this territory. Mike has made repeated tries to encourage him to return to the South. But Tiger was doing all right In the East where ho has been campaigning for some time. With possible exception of the Welch - brothers, Tiger Long is the lending favorite with the local mat enthusiasts. He has been appearing here over a long period of years— bolh as wrestler and boxer—and in- yixriably packs 'em to the mftcrs. 'Alert,'active and definitely clever. Long gives the fans a run for their money and his foe a hard way to go whenever ho crawl? Into the ring. The fans know that and always flock lo the stadium when the hard hilling giant Is booked. The fans have clamored for his rettini for feorhe time. While preferably a wrestler, "Ti- gtr" is quite a boxer, Local fans VM1I long remember Ids.fine fight will! Llojd Montgomery: several yecrs ago Long spotted the Banx- llc Bomber moie thnn 35 pounds in weight and proceeded to give him ii' neat boxing lesson' all during the ' 10 rounds. He was given little or no chance at all against Ihc promising youngs! cr by ring.critics. But he definitely upset the dope by going the distance. Long- mixes a bit of fist throwing wltli his grappling, especially if his opponent Ii In the chunking mood. Few wrestlers have been able lo Slug it out with 'Tigei " '. Tiger Adds Weight , Since last appearing here,- Long .has added considerable weight. He ECales appioximntely 195 pounds, according to Meronuy. The added Weight has given him considerably' more pov,ei without cutting down his tremendous speed to any noticeable extent. In the past he has been forced to give away much 'Weight as he mingled with the heavier boys in the heavyweight dlvl- 'Bton. Long's partner, Parrelll, Is one of tile ring's most famous and outstanding freaks. An exixmerit of n llard head, the Texan wowed the fans—to say nothing of. his iocs— lust week with his butting antics itlld facial gestures. He and Irish Eddie Malone defeated Gus Wisbar nnd Emfl Bndul last week. Pedigo and Lawson arc well known nnd well liked by the local .customers; Both have appeared considerably, in recent months with success. Pedigo teamed with Jack Lnt'ue, the erstwhile University ofi Iowa grid star, to down Wisbar and Phineas Hall two weeks ago. Buck's last appearance will long be remembered. He and Scotty Williams were winners of a rlp-snorl- Uig tag'match with BUI Canny and Red Roberts Feb. 7 when -Referee Meroney was stripped, of his pants and shirt by the meariics. The former Navy commando instructor has a wide following; Is popular because of his willingness to mix it at all times. Promoter Mike announces that because of the increased taxes on amusements contained in the recent tax bill passed by Congress a small increase In admission prices will be in effect Monday night. The lid will blow off at 8:15. Sticky Salt Water Taffy Made Atlantic City Famous and May Hold Hard Hit Yanks Together By SAM DAVIS NEA Staff Correspondent ATLANTIC CITY.—It took a World. War lo break up the Yankees mid the draft has done a thorough job. There's hardly anybody left of last fall's world champions, Still Joe McCaithy Is expected to rome up with samclMng, ami the Miracle Mini will probably hold the Rupiierts together with the dicXy salt water taffy (hat imlcle Atlantic City famous. Marsc Joe didn't bring the outfit lo this all- ycar-around resort for nothing. A comparative linndful of players occupy the eighth floor of tbc fashionable Senator, n H-story hosieli-y slnnaing 100 yards from the famous boardwalk sprawled eight miles along the Allanllc'b roaring surf. There are 500 iiottlf, in Atlantic City and its normil 64,000 population Is swelled by '!•}•; many thousands of service can- \ V 1 vale.sccjits, „. „., ," ' The Chamber of CoitmiPrce t.eo. hUrnwelss clnlms the Island Is five degrees warmer in winter and five degrees cooler !» summer—five (joints give or take, as In basketball, and not a word lo Commissioner Lnndfs. This Is the home of the Miss America pageant/ but at the moment Manager McCarthy will take a beautiful catcher or shortstop. McCarthy clubs work but once a day—from 11 to 1, the better to .Joe McCarthy Thoroughbreds.'. Turn Northward Oaklawn Meet To End Today With Feature Arkansas Derby Race lly Unlled Press The South Is bowing gracefully out of the horse racing spotlight. SATURDAY. APRIL 1, Most of the galloping thorough- north or brals arc on their way .,„.».. «. Kclting ready for the trip to northern tracks. ' . Oaklawn I'ark, at Hoi Springs, Ark,, ends Us 50-day meeiing today. Bids It on a high note with the $10,000 added Arkansas Derby. And Tropical Pnrk nt Miami moves into the final week of It's most successful season. Tropical offers there it Is." SCOKKCAKU ISKCOMKS MUST ret tile belter .sun. Weather okch, -t's Dadcr Field formerly an ,..-- , , , Army drill ground situated'where ™ ''," re "" , '" Inpk nro»o>/.H f*r Charley JnmlCSOn Jack Dcinpscy prepared for Georges Cnrpeiitler nnd the first edition with Gene Turuicy. Bactcr Field Is located I wo miles from the hotel. It closure with 1027, nre ahead 1-0 In llio niiilh. Charley Jamlcion Is on first, Glenn Myatt on second, Homer Sumina tries lo bunt, fouls off two. Moving back. he. cracks a liner right at me. I lag Jnmleson, who It is an enormous en- " 8 " " t '" c - ! l( ! K ^'"^o". wl fences 500 feet away " atu ™" y lln .? ft , ll!iul ; Tllc " T s Bombent n run for »S« U .'.°!"" ) '.'« '«; '»»»• ,' w « giving the Bombers a :helr hits. Indoors, the Yankees take over llic mill Field Artillery Armory, where a floor area of 200 to ISO feet provide them Infield practice, pepper games and an opportunity for pitchers lo warm up. Yankee workouts show n suntanned Snuffy StlnwcLss, minus 20 pounds, at second base, stop- plug everything Art Fletcher has to offer. John Schulte Is catching right- hander Walter Dublcl, a 10-gamc winner for Newark, including n no-hitter. Monk Dublcl's hands are bigger thnn those dnngllng lit the end of nouns Wagner's long arms. DUISIKI, I'llEFEHS OUTFIELD While he has the stuff to pilch, Dublcl, a formidable hitter, would prefer lo be an outfielder. He cim't forget n catch he made as n Harttord semi-pro agninst ihe'Eii- fleld Prison team. •' • • Johnny Ncun, filling In for the farming Earl Combs, is strangely quid in his new role of coach. "See McCarthy," Neiin Is socking 'em lo ' dapper . Don Savage, up from the. Newark Bears lo play third base. Savage foot I) a lied ami bascbnlled with Hank Borowy at Bloomfieid, N. J., High. "Always a step Behind Hill Johnson . . . .throughput my career. Now I replace lilm." Ncun, the old first baseman renowned for having made the last unassisted triple piny in the majors, recalls as, though he performed the Kat' yesterday: "We (Tigers) nre playing- the Indians at Navin Field, May 31, CHICKASflW Wat Ifktn Nor 21it St. tot. «Urt« 12:45; 8un. lUrtj l:il Night ihowi 5:45 ;Eieepl Monday, opera (:45 Gaattnaou than Bit. and Bin. over and step on walk second, and Al Lyons, six-fool two right- hander from Kaniu.s city, checks In wllh new superstition—one plain and one fancy garter. Milkman Jim Turner unhappy it being dethroned as shuffle- ward cliani]) by six-foot four 205-pound, bespectacled Emerson lioscr, up from Newark after spending tlie winter In a war plant, because ot which he Is a 2-b. Roser dislikes the name Emerson, .so they call him sieve. He'll be 1-A now, but low blood pressure is i> p pec ted lo make him 4-F, and that's ns goal ns a fast ball. Art Fletcher is a nut on long afternoon walks along ihc broad- walk. Maybe he'll lake over the vacant spot at shortstop. You really can't tell this year's Yankees without a scorccard. Stretch Drive Fans still manage to gel to races in automobiles' despite gasoline and lire •shdrtaec Although o/hcials warned concentrations would be checked under iono? system""huge °fnkint I lot •"-*<• at Bay Meadows, Calif. the $500 Ponce De Leon handicap, 2u nta Loses To Jack today. "Challenge Me", holder of the Oaklawn record at one and onc- slxtcen'tli. mile.;, ranks as the favorite for the Arkansas Derby. "Challenge Me" stepped the route In one minute, 42 and three-fifth seconds In the Oakliiwn Derby. Trackmen cnll htm one of the best three-year-olds they've ever seen, Fifteen starters are expected to parade to the irost for the derby. In Ihc Ponce De Leon at Tropical, W. W. Creiishaw's "Grasshopper Second", a French-bred .son of Banaster, carries top weight of 120 pounds In 11 field of seven. . Tile human eye can detect 10,000 color tints, hut photo-electric •ipectrophotomotcrs used by, chemists can detect 2,000,000. NEW YORK, April 1 (UP)-iMcx- Ican Juan Zmita didn't jnake a very impressive debus in the cast. He dropped a 10-roimd decision to scrappy mile Beau Jack at Madison Square Garden last night. Zurita's National Boxing Association lightweight title was not at slake. , $114,450 IN PURSES MEXICO CHY.-By the end of its second meeting, May 21, the Hlpodromo etc las, Americas will hnvc. distributed $714,450 in U. S. currency to horsemen in stakes and overnight purses. ' ' The semi-wild Chukchi herds b/ ( (leer In Eastern Siberia are not strong enough to support a nian, \Fritzie Zivic Beaten In Match Thursday Nightl ELIZABETH, N. j A u J <UP)-We)tmvelgl,t F[ ' cMSel An . h t| or outpuiiclicci rormer wcllcrwclglill 'champion Frllzle Zivic JH a lo wind bout at Elizabeth, N. j, last night. ' Archer took six rounds. He was iU , v, , |n " 1Chl " g WU " 'iBhUi to K ° ^ d| , T 1 " 1 '' 1 wlll > a dou barreled body attack. The aglnu Zivic was Imndicappert by a chipped bone n, his leu hand. i ' Z vie will fight his last clviiml "out .when he meets Tommy Bell at Cleveland on April n. ' Slage Oivn Show SEATTLE (UP.) _ Swing-shirt ,'orker, at the Associated *S blinders' Harbor Isl, lml pliml ha , c T't fl >u'«l a way to beat llic lack •"' W*-end enlortalnment rS fioni their woikhif unorthodox hours, Tlie workers, 'u^ble oat* tend theaters in the evening have ! organized a weekly show "t^ed «t I P. m. Friday wlUl i n i clllh , rom , : HAMILTON STEPS UP 1 >•• »i. i-rmny CHICAGO. — Jimmy Hamilton, their own ranks, veteran baseball man of Nashville " who.last year was Its No. l scout, has been elected vice-president of the All-American Girls Pro Softball League. • . Pre-Shrunk Socks for GI's CHICAGO (U.P.)— Brig, C.C1I. J. E. Barzynski, commanding general of the Chicago Quartermaster depot, Announced that hereafter all socks' purchased by the Quartermaster corps will-be pro-shrunk to keep from binding the toes of G. I. Joe. The right half of the face is more developed than the left in DO per cent'.'of/humnn' beings. Read courier News Want Ads. Due to new Federal lax, effective April 1. price ot tickets will advance to 15c for children and 3dc for, adulls. money back, and, after one;, year, all your money plus interest. . •"-..-. But when you cash in a Bond, you end its Few airplane engines have gcared- down propellers, most have direct drives. Read Courier News Want Ads. Last Time Today , Double Feature "PIRATES OF THE PRAIRIE" Mich Tim Holt "GIRLS IN CHAINS" ' with Arlinc Juiiec & Koecr Clark SEKIAL: "Don Winslow uf the Coast Guard" Comedy Sunday & Monday 'SONG OF THE ISLAND" In Technicolor iv illi licit) Grable * Victor Mature Universal >Ycivs Comedy WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, April 3, 8:15 p. m, Lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena In America. Adults, 36c, Tav 9c-Tolal, «c. • Reserved Scats, 12c, TiW 3c-To- tal, loc. Children's Scats 12c, Tax 3c, Total, 15c. Reserved Seats On Sale at the Legion Arena Every Monday from .6 p. m. on. fV.3 MATCH LONG & PARELLI LAWSON T & PEDIGO 2 30-Mln. Preliminaries TIGER LONG BUCK LAWSON HARD HEAD PARELLI IS A VERY important letter in this war. If j the name of the War Bonds you buy—"War Savings Bond Series E." As you know, a Series E Bond will work for you for ten full years, piling up interest all that time, till finally you'll get four dollars back for every three you put up. Pretty nice. •The first job of the money you put into "E" *8-s- gives you a wonderful way to save 'money. And when the war is over, that money you now put away can do another job, can help America awing over from war to peace. life before its full job is;done.'You don't pve it its chance to help you and the country in the years that lie ahead. You kill off its $4-for- every-$3 earning power^ All of which it's good to remember when you might be tempted to cash in some of yrMif War Bonds, They are yours, to do what you want with. f HORSE. SENSE is, of course, to help finance the war. But it also There'll come a day when you'll bless these Bondi—when they may help you over a tough spot Thats why you should make up your mind to /long on to every Bond you buy. You can, of course, cash in your Bonds any time, after you've held them for 60 days. You get ail your But... it's ABC sense that.. * They'll do the beat job for you and for XrtW- ica tf ybu tat fftem reach the full Bow* ot maturity! WAR BONDS to Have and to Hold This space is a contribution to America's all-out war effort by Arkansas Grocer Co. L. K. Ashcraft Co. Joe Atkins Machine Shop L. H. Autry, Burdette A. S. Barboro & Co. Barksdale Mf>. Co. Blytheville Water Co. Th e Crafton Co. Delta Implement!, Inc. Loy Eirh Chevrolet Co. Gay & Billings, Inc. Guard's Jewelry & Optical Store Halter's Quality Shoe Shop Happy Hour Grocery & Mkt. Hardaway Appliance Co. Herrick'g Jewelry Hubbard Furniture C(t, Mubbard HarJwiri C«. Huddleston & C». Tom W. Jackwn BLACKSMITH PEDIGO Jiedel's Keiser Supply Co., Keiier Langston-Wroten Co. Charles S. Lcmoni Tom Little Hardware Co. The New York Store PatO'Bryant Palace Cafe J. C, Penney Co. ! Phillips Motor Co. Robinson Dnif Co. I. Rosenthal, Inc. Rock Saliba Rustic Inn A. G. Shibley Wholesale Grocer* C. G. Smith Thomas Land Co. Floyd A. White Zellner's Sb'pper Shop NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at 1 ALL' ADULT TICKKTS ADVANCE 5c IN PIIICE AFTER APRIL - DDE TO NEW FEDERAL TAX Saturday "CALLING WILD BILL ELLIOTT" with ~ Kill Klliull If Serial & Short Saturday OWL SHOW "DR. GILLESPIE'S CRIMINAL CASE" with Lionel Burrymorc Comedy: "Defective Detectives" Sunday and Monday 'BEST FOOT FORWARD" with Lucille Uall Fox News & Short Open 7:00 Show Starts 7:15 Always 12c and SOc Adm. Last Time Today 'Bandit Ranger' with Tim Holt SERIAL: "The Artvculiircs ol S.itilin' Jack" Short Saturday MIDNITE SHOW Starts 10:45 p. m. 'Keep Thenu Slugging 1 with The Dead End Kills Shorts Sunday and Monday MBJilTTU - WAI tAvim turr ~ VICTOKY rm , r<jMHHxvu(^Haru>'jiiiii..iBi» •• '• A JACK WM. VOIION PKODUCTION^ M'ARCH OF TIME Short

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