The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 10, 1944
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SIX HLYTIllSVJLLB (AUK.) COUK1EH NKWS MONDAY, APRIL 10, 191<! Canny and Knox On Mat Program Card At Legion Arena . Promises Fast Action As Mat Rivals Clash "Tiger" Long nnd "Hard Head" Parelli will attempt to finish a Job they started last week; that of winning their first start as a tag team. They will pair off tonight against "Wild Bill" Canny .and Bit' "Buddy Knox in Promoter Mite Meroney's weekly wrestling show at Ihe American U'gon arena. The card one of the most nrpm- iing from action and activity standpoints, Includes two single fall, 30 mtniite time limit matches, plus the feature tag match which is scheduled for nil hour and a half, two best falls la three deciding the winner. For Ihe preliminaries the matchmaker has pitted Long against Canny in the renewal of a personal grudge, the third In a scries, with the other two. Knox and Parelli, colliding in the other. In the main event the boys will choose by toss of the coin for the starling pair, and the fun will begin. Under the existing tag rules each team must toss both members to constitute a fall. In some places only one loss is necessary to take the fall. Slake Second Slarl 'Long and Parrel!!, junking Ihcir Initial bow as a unit lust Monday night, were thwarted and deprived of victory. In the third and deciding fall they climaxed one of the most hccttc-sessions ever staged here by bumping the heads of "Blacksmith" Pedigo and Buck Ijawson. In tlic ensuing crash, that could have been heard for a country block, Lawson received a severe cut on the forehead, as well ns other minor lacerations. Referee Mike Mcroney stopped the 'match and declared Pedigo and Lnwson the winners by disqualification, since the act was committed with all four in Ihe ring. A lively slug- iest followed In which Lnwsou received further injury to the already deep and bleeding gash. Afler It \vas all over Pcdigo and Lawson suggested Lhat lie declare It a draw',. Instead of awarding the match to them, (• "We do not want, to win that •way," they requested. And so the match officially went down In the record books as n draw. Feud Adds Interest .Tonight's affair will have a definite personal feud tinge that should 'add fuel to the already red- hot and raging flame. Long requested the matchmaker to bring In Canny, stating that he had a score to settle. In fact, the "Tiger" has two scores to avenge with the No. 1 mat meanie. In their first meeting some months ago Long received a broken hand in a jam-up match, enlivened by some first rale slugging. "Tiger" claimed that Canny took advantage of the injury to dish out a shellacking. To save himself from further-useless punishment Long defaulted. Anxious to get even, Long went back into the ring loo quickly without giving enough lime for the hand to hea] properly and completely. The two feudalists were re- matched. Canny, as brutal as anyone to step inside a squared, centered a merciless attack \on the once-broken hand and damaged it again. "Tiger" claims this time he took enough time for the hand to heal completely and he Is ready for Mr. Canny, to which Mr. Cannj replies "Let him come, I'm ready" Buddy Knox Returns At an\> rate, it does appear as it the action-demanding fans arc due to get their fill tonight, especially with sucli other outstanding stars as Knox and Pnrrelll. the hard head artist: also on the card fo • their share of the action. Knox replaced "Hed" Roberts Ganny's tag partner at a mid-wee switch by Promoter Meroney. Mik explained that he was moving Rob S/ewert Sets A Height Mark, But Good Pitching Does Not Come In Too Big Packages ens, Mich, lo the Uelroil club as a first baseman. Steve O'Neill giving Itlni n whirl at piU'hlng Is thu Upon*. [ The old ditcher itiul Tiger eouclics &nd scouts undoubtedly "I once re- jllzed there was entirely too much of Slower! to niuy first base. Uowla Schultz of the Itrooklyns, (i-B'.j, mid towering Habe l)nnx.l|< of years ago . nre the exceptions Hint prove the 'rule. long George Kelly uiul Hank Grecnborg luul (rightful times ;ul listing themselves uml they came .1 ut no more tliiin c-4. And when n fellow has no tiual- lllos other than a strong nnn he is lininedlatcly heuilwl Unviird the box. Eppa Rlxey, who slourt out lu the National Ixiiigiit for 50 eiiin])iilgns wrts the tiillesl successful jiltelior He slood l!-!i. Slim Hnrrlss of the Athletics am Red Sox of tin; 1020.S wns anolhc towering gentleman W!ID eluickci exceedingly well. He might evoi Imvc l>ecn 0-fi, but tlie rale still goes. Chicks To Play Caryftaille Missourians To Open 1944 Grid Schedule At Haley Field Here Illytlievillo Chicks will open their 1911 grid ciiiii|Kili!Ji iifjuliisl the Ca- rutliersvillo Tiiicrs wlien tliuy .swing Into action nc'xi St'iiU'tnbcr. H will l)c (lie llrst mooting of the niyllievlllc mid Carutliursville sijiiiuls In ninny years anil niiiy mean the reo|HMiliiR of regular iillilclic relations between the Chicks tm<[ tlit'ir neighbors In I'cnilscol Comity, Mo. Few local fiins remember Just when tin! Chicks lasl played Ca- ruUicrsville, Init some recalled Unit tile schools were rivals back 111 tlie curly days i>! football in this section Arrangements fur tlic contest were niiule by Couch Aivil Orcen, who today announced Ills 1944 schedule of nine unities, with two open (lutes yet !o IK flllpcl. Six home Kaines are tentatively booked, will' ,,-« .AX-I, u- u , u,,v i,,, ,.- ...... „ ,. inroc «» Hie ""'I- Six of the eon- Any baseball man will toll you l<*ls will '>" a B iUnst formidable C RAY SON'S i .. . big news. . By 11AHUY GKAVSON NKA S[iorls IMIlor NEW YOHK.—Ralph Hlewert establishes a major league record foi the height of n pitcher—6 feet 11 inches, but, judging by pus! performances, that will Ix; the onlj mark he'll pill in tlic books. Young Sie.wcrt, who weighs 24 pounds, reported from Ml. Clem lliat Is the limit for the pitcher, and too skyscraping for Ihe average performer. Johnny Gee, of Hie 1'lralcs, G-0, and Mike Nayinick of tiie Indians, 6-8, have yet to establish themselves as big league pitchers, although they have luul ample opportunities, Orovcr Lowclcrinllk and Portland Bill Jaaics, American Leaguers briefly 25 years back, were super-structures who could throw the ball through, a brick wall, but couldn't get it over the plute. Tall UmlKrs find it impossible to altiiin pitching balance. There Is oo much framework to control. In- arlably they nre as wild as paper treamers in the wind. Their case is thut of the bean- iolc heavyweight fighter. When he ;oes down, there arc too many parts o lie pulled together. Managers like sizable pitchers, but know Iliat good pitching does not come In too big packages. SCOREBOARD Mudfaens Cant Play In Mud; Game Is Off competition in (lie Arkansas School Conference, of which tin Chicks arc mcmijfrs. Little Roi'k I'lnc liiulf. Joncsboro, North I.JU1 Hock, Rnssellvillc. and Forrest O't all appear on Ihe lilytheville schedule. CaruthersviUe will play the opening t;aiiK ¥ nt Haley Pick! Septcmta- 22. Another out-of-slate team will provide opposition later In tlie Benson, with Humes High of Memphis to Invude for a set-to on Nov. 11. For the firnt time in a decade, Forrest City will not be the Chicks' opponents ' for the Thanksgiving gnme. The Mustangs have been moved to Dec. 1, and Hussellville will play the Turkey Day engagement hero, The schedule: Sept. 22, Carutlicrsville here. Kept. 29, open. Oct. (i, Little Uock there. Oct. 12, Pine Ululf there. Oct. :>.0, Hatesvllle here. Oct. 27, open. : Nov. 3, Joii'jslwro here. ' Nov. 10. North Mlllc Rock here/. Nov. 17. Humes of Memphis here. Nov. i:3, Russellvillc, here. Dec. 1, Forrest Oily, here. •'. erts out of the territory, for th time being at least, to save an possible serious trouble lielwce him and Hoy Welch. Roberts re ccntly sent Job Welch, yoiingc brother of Roys, to the hospital fol lowing a knock-down-and-drag out match at Louisville, Ky. Attending physicians fear that the younger Wlech will never be able- to wrestle again. There has been bad blood bc- tweeti the two grapplers for some time and tlic promoter fears that this incident might cliiiuix the ease mid lead lo drastic action. Starling lime is 8:15. Toledo's Mudhcns nre inuildeis name only. The farm club of the St. Louis Browns, now training lit Cape Oirardeau.'Mo., was forced (o post pone a scheduled game with the Dlytiievilb Army Air Field here this r.flernoon because of rain and mud. When, the Easter downpour subsided yesterday morning and OV Sol poured forth his warming rays, it appeared likely that the BAAP baseball field would i« in condition for the exhibition game here this afternoon. But Arkansas weather, Mng anything uul consistent, ciuiie up with black skies and more Enough steps are taken by the average man in a lifetime to walk »roun ( i the world six times. There are about 150,000 war refugees in Great Britain. water this morning, causing the postponement. ' : f-* Ueut. Bill Adams, alhletic officer at the field, announced that an effort would IK made to bring the Mudhcns here later this week, veathcr permitting. There aie more Long Distance calls eveiy day" NKA Suorls Kdllur WASHINGTON, D. C.—Little did think In getting'out a took •on ;re:il baseball players of the post :iat it would bring down upon my understanding head an avalanche o] inquiries about Ihe good old days Now conies a gentleman, Mr. Samuel C. Allen, chairman of UK: Limn l/jcomotive Works, Inc., who blame* me for giving him a mild case o insomnia. Koine of my critics an not so kind—they omit the 'mild' part, but Mr. Allen's letter has some little known Information about gooi old Homis Wagner. Ho writes it part: "Dear Mr. Orayson: "A friend gave me a copy of you "They Played Ihe Game." and read ini; It is the fact that I let it ro me of a half night's sleep in. finish inn it at one session. "I would like to know whether o not you have any authentic histor of Honus Waguej''s connections, bo fore he broke Into the big lea s witli the 'OH and Iron 1 league Pennsylvania? "At the time of the existence o [hat league (made up of teams i the oil and steel section of Pcm sylvanla) 1 was a resident of Wai ren (a member of club) and then j nude the acquaintance of Honus, who of course—played shortstop. His brother Al (who I believe was later u member of the Louisville leauil played third for Warren, and Claude Ritchie and Harry Smith (both afterwards with the Pirates), as well as I/niis licerbaurer (of Eric, and I think later of the Athletics) wci™ also members of the Warren lean;. "About five years ago a 'home' week 1 (the fiftieth anniversary of Jlonns Wagner's connection with the Warren team) was given at Warren for Honus and was quite an event. The pitchers in the 'Oil nnd Iron' league were second stringers, but for all Saturday games all component teams had pitchers from various big league clubs (strange as that sounds now) and a good deal of money changed hands. "It has always been a myslcry i outside of the oil country how such strong teams could have been maiu- I tained in such small towns, but it is simple when it is realized that were in being at the heighth of the original oil excitement' (Pennsylvania being the first) where every town had an oil exchange with a large floating population of speculators who were flush with easy made money and ready to spend U." looks as if Mr. Alien answers his own question. At 16 Wagner played for the St. Lukes, "the licst team in or around Mansfield." He began ns a crosshanded hitter, but his brother Al remedied that. Wagner played with five different clubs in 1885. rom Sleubenvlllc he went to Akin, from (here to Mansfield, O., nne name as his native town In cnnsylvanlu, then on to Adrian i the Michigan State League. Af- i'i- that lie Joined his brother Al at Varreii in the Iron and Oil League nd played out the rest of the t>ea- on. The following year lie signed up vlth Pittsburgh, and fi'oni then on iisulc bascljall history. ISrcaks Arm 'Cliaslns Jap' ALTUS, Okla. (UP) — The War Department will be surprised at this claim to a Purple Heart medal. Five-year-old Odis Stioaf, Jr., Is nursing a broken »arm, hurt, he said, when he "chased a Jap" across a fence. He fell from the top of Ihe fence, and "the Jap got away." RELIEVE ToO:\EOirritation,formmedi- V3 C n • t ' ;l ^ c< i ct)! ;t °f prult'Clion lx> 1 tjc, V Isvecti skin tiixl dialing Ix*', 1 vlutl'^ 3 ' NlM>ly Moxunm., soothinginwii'iUcd powder. Read Courier News Want Ads. Joe DIMagglo played 425 consecutive baseball games before being caught stealing a base. From where I siti..// Joe MarsK They Don't Stop— And We Can't Eiiher Every timo Lorn Martin lienra about another Jap battleship being sunk—or another Nazi city being blasted—Lem grila liis teeth, and digs into his pocket for more Wai 1 Bond money. Willi our soldiers over there <loiu' iicllcp 'u' lietlcr lit lln-ir PCorinV 1-ciu says grimly, "we tan ilo the siiini: at liniuc," It's easy to tliink that if the wnr is goin;; well, \vo can nfibrd to let down juat a lildo instoad o' realizing that tho biKgci- our offensive, goU tho more our boya goln^ to. need equipment aud munition;;. Trom M-iiern ! sit, here's thi: way il is...ll's up to cvcryono of ns t(> [Hit not only our hjiaro iiiuuey into War liomlb, hut lo figure, out new ways of saving to that we'll Imvi! ulilliiiuru money lo invest in Victory. AsT-cm nays: ''We asVwJ for plenty of tcl'ibr.—HIH! wb'ri!!nj:o (jetting il. All over I lio world our men'have got (licin Aiw Ic-llai on the ruu. I.ct'a Rack the Ai- tack with \Viir Bimda." LIFE'S Little TROUBLES -CAN'T SLEEP- No need to lie in bed— toss- worry and (ret because tON- STIPATION or GAS PRESSURE won't let you sleep. Be sensible—get up—take a dub at ADLER-I-KA as directed, to relieve the pressure o! large intestines on nerve* and organs of tlie digestive tract. Ad- Icrika assists old food wastes and gas through a comfortable bowel movement so that bowels return to normal size and the discomfort! of pressure stop, liefore you know it, you ace asleep. Morning fmdi you'feeling clean — refreshed and ready for a good day's work or fun. C.I BUGS. DltlKi STOIIKS ©1W4. BST.WiHf. IHCi'STRY FOUHCST10H • fiK-WiSAO GQKWUE CH, Strio Director. «t'2 FV.MiUO DUU., UTHK <WCK WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, April 10, 8; 15 p. m. Loucst Admission of any Wrestling Arena In. America. Adults, bCc, Tax Oc—Total, 45c. Reserved Seats, I2c, Tux 3c—To- lal, 15c. Children's Seals 12e, Tax 3c, Total, 15c. HctiDrvcd Scats On Sale at the Legion Arena Every Monday from 6 p. m. on. 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