The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 4, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 4, 1944
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EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK,) COURIER TUESDAY, Al'RII, 4, 10M Meroney Calls Contest A Draw Rough Bout Develops 'Yr'hen Lawson,.Pedigo, Long, Parrelli Meet '••The'scheduled Ins match between l 'T>g«i" Long mid "Hard Head" PpiielU against Buck. Lawson aiid Cecil (Blacksmith) Pcdigp developed tato a Iiee-fu>-all during the tlilrd /ill, forcing Mike Meroney to de- tkre a "no decision" for his weck- Jj^wrestllng show last night at llic Legion aiena before a full of, howling customers. With Lawson knocked out and clared Bleeding profubclj fioni a sever head pound suffered when Long and Pn- ulli brought the Casey Jones Spc- Bjil' Into play b> crashing Lawson gridPedigo head on. Referee Me- stopped the a (lair mid dc- Buck and Blncksmllh Hie bj a foul. He, however, iiljariged the decision to rt draw upon the icquest of Lawson mid Pcd- feo who said tncy didn't want lo "yln that waj " TJnusurtl Climax U was an unusual climax to an gmaylng display of scientific \\ : 'a- ardrj Until tlic third fall, and Including both pielnninarles, the show Jmd been one of clean, fast, and c|evcr ginppling with an abundance pf action Not i blow had been ptruck, not even a forearm sock. TJiere had been no eye gouging, nose splitting, choking and other deeds characteristic of ma 115 matches tint have, gone bcCore. In- 6(ead, the boss stuck to Iheir wres- tljng and v,ere hiving a good lime outfoMug, fooling and tricking the other And the fans were lllcrally on business bcean to pick up; fairly mmmed with swishing bl<nys,.timl the resounding of tlesh on nc'sh. Recovering from the shellacking, "Tl- 1 got busy with his dukes, too. rimt brouglil the oilier two, Law-, son and Pnrrelli, into the mclce as ;he rcfere sought to break 11 up. He finally restored order, sent ParrelU and Pedigo from the ring and orcl- rcd Long and Lawson to continue. "Tiger" promptly grabbed Lawson with a hcadtock, dashed across the ring and bumi>cd Buck's head against the hard noggin of Pnrrelli as liu extended it through the rojies. Btick was woozy and Long promptly (ell on him for the apparent fall. But Referee Meroney ruled it out. He and Pcdlgo helped Buck to the corner and Blacksmith took his place in the ring. Ixing greeted him a headlock and repeated the dose, knocking Pcdlgo to the mat. By this time Lawson revived enough to' crawl back Into the ring to help out his partner. Pnrrelli slipiwd through the ropes, too, throwing all four into Die squared circle again. 'Hard Head" let out a few unintelligible words, whereupon "Tiger" grabbed Lawson by the head and PaiTclll picked up Pedigo. They backed off a few feel then run together cracking (he heads of Lawson and Pedigo together. Naturally, bolh were rendered "hors de combat", and Lawson suffered a deep gash hi his forehead for good measure. Breaks Out Again As soon as Buck could be assisted and bodily forced to his corner and a call issued for a doctor, Referee Meroney raised the arms of Lawson and Pcdlgo in victory. Lone and ParrelU came dashing out of their 'corners—they hadn't gotten out of the ring—and demanded to were disqualified. with a right to DOPE BUCK'ET HV J, F, FBIKNU NKW SPORT BORN This World War II is bringing to the front new things in practically every line of endeavor. Science perhaiw has conic to the front more as the test, lube artists have knuckled down to this serious business of matching wits with the other scientific giants In .an effort to get this thing over n.s quickly as possible and let our boys come down uml resume their natural ways of living. Even Ihe sports field lins t>ocii invaded with Innovations. Exciting storle.s are beginning to seep through from tlio land of "Down Under" about a startling new game tlmt literally ha.s the fans 111 kangaroo land slnndlne on their cars and cheering themselves hoarse. According to all descriptions, as revealed by Die Goldsmith Sports Bulletin, this new game Is a thrill- packed combination of soccer and basketball, a liberal dash of eating it up Then, •suddenly, Changed entirely. the picture Pandemonium |»rokc loose, tinning It Into a wild IHUgmg, fist throwing spectacle uich aa has never been seen in the local ring Pedigo, former Junior Mkttllc- lyclght chnmploii of tlse world, Ills (lead shaved ni sleek as n billiard bill, started the rough stnir nnd, of all things, agninst Long, a first rate fighter With -tile team score le.uling one-one, thanks to some nifty team work by Lawson nnd Ppdlgo, the fonncr Louisville. Wack- srnith opened the third fall vvilli a Ilurij of flips then without warn- jns began to let the "Tiger" have |t with rights and lefts, followed l>> Sharp knee blows. Pcdigo' Sets Sinrk That set off'the' spark. Proni tlien football thrown In for good measure. The following story, written . by Sergt. Gerald A. Watmlel of Milwaukee, W!k, now a Marine Corps Coinlstt Correspondent in the 3outh Pacific, describes vividly why the game lias the enthusiastic approval of all fans who have seen It. .' . "Somewhere In the South Pa clflc—(Delayed) — United States Marines have the Australian fool ball situation well In hand. '"llicy'vc introduced the forward pass to Australian football and the result is a wide open .high scoring combination of soccer, basketball and aerial bombardment. 'Hie new game has been dubbed 'Aifctus', u name derived from Australia-United States. MARKS PASS CHALLKNGE "The Australians love It. Some 40,000 bewildered but appreciative fans launched Austus with lusty cheers as a pick-up Marine team defeated an Australian club last monlli. With the auspicious debut the game caught on widely. know jiwson replied Long's chlu, knocking him down, •cdigo broke loose from Meroney •mil crawled on Panelli. And for the next few minutes the fans saw some of the niftiest fighting ever lo grace four ring posts. After some two or three minutes the official brought It to a halt. Lawson was none the better ofl, his wound opened more by the "Tiger's" flsl-s-. It was some time before the ring was . cleared and Lawson could be taken to the hospital for treatment. In sharp contrast to the third, the first and second falls were beautiful scientific duels. ParrelH and Long gained the first. ParrelU butted Pedigo silly then pinned him With H double jack knife. Cut Lawson threw it into a muddle by Hipping ParrelH, after knocking the ballast out of him with a well directed body blow with Ills head. However, Long came to the rescue by downing Lawson for the Initial tag full. ' Concentrate Qn IJIIIK ConcoulralliiB on '"itic TiRcr", Pedigo and Lawsou suon subdued him with a regular a&suull without Riving him a chance to Uiy his partner. Buck finally pinned fclni with u fluure five head KcLssar. Tlie same general attack was successfully launched on Purrclll. evading his liend by hcadlocks. The combined time was 16 minutes. Hint evened the score ant! brought it up to the roughhousc finish. The teams divided the preliminaries. Pedigo outslickcd Parrelli to lake the first In 10 minutes, using a double Jack knife us "Hard Head" came off the ropes. used his long legs lo down Lawson the second single-fall match, five Hying scissors setting the stage for the tody pin. 'lime: M minutes. "But any resemblance to American football is purely coincidental. "It all started when Private First Class William C. Jost, USMC, Jamaica, N. Y.,'argued (he siwrts merits of American football with the sports editor of an Australian paper. "'Give us our own ball and forward pass and we'll beat you a I your game', is the now historical challenge flung by Pfc. Jost. "Ten minutes before game time, Australian football was explained to tho eager Marine squad. There arc 18 players to a side, Cowley (old Ihem. The'field may bo from 150 to 200 yard long, and between 11)0 and 170 yards wide, describing an oval. Any player may kicfc and throw and receive passes. A six-point goal Is scored by kicking or throwing the ball between center goal posts. One point Is Bcoret if the ball passes between smaller uprights on either side of the ccn- ler "The game was' on—and Pfr Josl became an Australian hero overnight.. lie passed 72 yards foi a goal, a throw longer than any other player on the field could kick. The Marines won that first same 09 to 38. Auslus became leadline news. PROFESSIONALS WIN NEXT - Next to face the Marines was a squad of hand picked professional >layc«, a team described as CM of llic Iresl ever assembled In Australia. Before a crowd of 8,000, the Australians led (JO-O al the first, (lUarter, yi-'i at halftlmc. Hut the Marines were learning fast. They outecorcd their opponents In a wild second half, only lo be whipped 115-18. Again Pfc. Jost out- passed the best Australian kicker.! In their third game the Marines upset a previously unbeaten Australian Army club 75-52 before 8,000 fans. Austus had caught on and 'Bill Jost' became almost a household name." Yes, from what Scrgt. Waindel says, this new game child of the Leathernecks ami Aussles has been born to live a long and exciting life. Indeed, from all acounts. It will, ot be siirprWug If "Aiislus" grows to challenge In popularity such sports as basketball, baseball nd football here in Anjerica after he war. "But whatever the future may lold for "Austus" today It Is doing an outstanding'job o'f fusing llic :ricn<ls))lj> between the United states ajicl Australia into an everlasting bond, If It accomplishes nothing else, "Austus" will go down in history as one of the great ambassadors of international good will. A destroyer burns enough fuel oil moving 50 miles to heat the average home for a year. PJioto From NEA) Marine Cpl Harvey L Beasley of MonliccUo. Fla., considers 'himself lucky as he examines shrapnel hole, indicated by arrow, in his trousers Beasley calls himself lucky because—he wasn't wearing the panls when I ... . the shrapnel struck. First Four-Letter Man In 70 Years For Quakers PHILADELPHIA.—John McClos- kcy, who the other day was awarded his (bird varsity letter hi less than eight months, Is expected lo establish an all-time University of Pennsylvania record for monogram awards al the end of 'llic baseball season this spring. Last sumnior McCloskey. a Navy V-12, won Ills baseball letter, repeated in the fall In football and during Hie past winter obtained his third In basketball, A pitcher-shortstop, McCloskey, unless something unforeseen occurs, should have no difficulty gelling his fourth, which would give him the distinction of being the first to perform the feat in the almost 70-year history of Quaker athletics. times as sensitive as the human tongue in delecting the sweetness of sugar. HOMEWARD HOUND STATE COLLEGE, P^. — Jose Lombana, Pcim State's All-American .soccer player, is homeward bound following nine years of study and travel. He's a native »f South America, ' By NKA Service BINGO PARTY April 6th, 8 P. M. LEGION HUT Admission 35c FARM PRODUCTS FOR PRIZES Klitmsored b.Y Itlyllicvilli! Jufiiui-Clnunbcr of Commerce Weal Main Near 21st 81. ll. lUrfs 12:45; Sun. studs 1:4S Night shows 5:45 Escepl Monday, o|-.t,u 6:45 Conlluuuui shows Sit. »nd Bon. Tuesday 2 Tickets For (lie I'lite of 1 "CANAL ZONE" with Julm Ilubbard & Clie.slcr Mnr All Star C'omeily Goldfish arc able to survive freezing of the water in which they live. O'Steen's Studio 105 \V. M:ii n 6 PICTURES and. One Enlargement 1 25 2 COPYING and ENLARGING a Specialty. • Bring Us Your KODAK FILMS for Enlarging & Printing Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature "Forever And A Day" with Charles Lauglilon & Anna N eagle and "DR. BROADWAY" with Carey McDonald i- Jean Phillips "Ahead of edule" NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 4ft MATINEES Siiturday & Sundap at 1 Tuesday —American. Lesion NigfU— All proceeds, less uclual cost ts |iic- turc anil (art go In Herman l>avis Post American'Legion for Completion of Hut. FOX PIIESESTS "PARIS AFTER DARK" wilii (jcorge Sunders and Brcnila Marshall ALSO SIvKlAL Wednesday & Thursday 'SWING SHIFT MAISIE" with Ann Solhcru Fox Ncvrs and Short ALI THE TOOLS YOU NEED FOR 'A VICTORY GARDEN $ ^ ior S all ' *" 3 Hoc SOc Fork 1.19 Kukc U8c Every one who can, should have a yictory Garden this year. It's easy, it's fun, it'.-, patriotic, and it's economical to do with these fine, sturdy tools. Made of finest 14-pt. high carbon steel with selected ash or hickory handles. the Aviation Cadet Program | Tires worn lo the fabric will never be strong, safe recaps. Tires worn smooth . . . then recapped with j famous Goodyear'Extra-Mileage method of recapping j... will give you thousands of safe miles at war-time i speeds. It's the sure and economical way of keeping your car rolling on clean, good looking tires. Bring us your smooth tire carcasses today . . . we'll give you Goodyear Extra-Mileage Recapping for a lot of tomorrows to come. GOODXYCA TIRES GOOD^YEAR 410 AV. Main Phone 2492 Thanks to the young men of America, the AAF is seizing air supremacy in every theatre, faster than we ever planned or even dared to hope. Thanks to youth's eagerness to serve, the AAF has grown in a remarkably short lime from a mere handful of men into the largest, most powerfxil ait force in the world. Thanks to the fitness and alertness of these young men, they have learned their job so quickly that svc have been able to throw our great airplane production into effective combat quicker than we believed possible. Due to their daring and skill we arc destroying the enemy with less loss to our own forces than we anticipated; All ait crew men must have the irresistible desire to fly. Every such flying man in the AAF is there on his own initiative ; •• i in response to our invitation to fly and fight with "The Greatest Team in the World." Hundreds of thousands have thronged to our Aviation Cadet Examining Boards in response to this appeal. Thousands are continuing to volunteer; i i for active duty i i i and for the 17-year-old Air Corps Enlisted Reserve. Out gratitude to the young men of America, and to tlieit parents, friends and associates. i i U without bounds. Weshould like to welcome on out team any qualified young man who wishes to join. But there ate other considerations -.-,-. a balanced auack must be maintained. , Since last July the Selective Service process had not yielded enough men for all phases of the military program. Other branches of the army urgently need men for currently pending operations. The AAF is ahead of schedule. It has sufficient men in training and in the Air Corps Enlisted Reserve to meet its present schedule for combat ctcws. It must therefore balance this activity with immediate over-all needs. As General Marshall has announced, the AAF has returned to their former commands some 36,000 men who had recently volunteered fot ait crew training from the ground and service forces. Moreover, until further notice, the AAF will not take any men into active duty from civilian life fot air crew training. Also, further enrollment in the 17-year-old Ait Corps Enlisted Reserve has been temporarily suspended; ] The future of America depends upon the fitness of bur young men. All of the armed services need young men who arc physically fit, mentally akrt and well educated for the exacting demands of modem war. military age. to prepare himself physically and mentally fot his possible contribution to the defeat of our enemies and for his responsibilities in the post-war world. NX'c suggest, among other things-, tlie physical trainingand other preparatory courses of the High School Victory Corps which are recommended for the various armed services, and the physical and prc-aviation training given to CAP Cadets by the nation-wide organization of the Civil Ait Patrol, an auxiliary of the Army Air Forces. The AAF current training /irogram tn'll, of course, continue. All men now enrolled in the Air CorJ)S Enlisted Reserve mil start their training a/ter they become 18 as originally planned. Ami iw: ui'll soon again take young men of 17 into tJic Air Corps Enlisfoi Reserre. i Meanwhile, in recognition of the overwhelming public support given the AAF, we shall continue to report developments —so that when we invite further active enrollment on our flying team, the nation will be familiar with our activities and the vital nature of our needs; Open7:15 Show Starts 7:30 Adm. Always Uc and 30c Tuesday PAL NITK Z Tickets for Me 'Desert Victory' The actual story nf Kommcl's rout I by the IJrilish f> !l Short The AAF urges every man approaching Omtnandws Gincrj!, U. S. Amy Air laorca TMi 9*tA7eST TEAM IH THE W0*lt> AAF •IffMY AIR fOKCCS AKiilcErtl • Fn) Kllcail P^n • So „. HIT Mmi hM*«t ti JM iM IM* t Pino* Iraa » ft'lM Sin h t'-rt I- f>«-l >* **. IM Xcws of the Day Short

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