The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 4, 1937 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 4, 1937
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-PAGE EIGHT BLYTHBVILLE, (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS LOUIS' LISTER Says It Doesn't Make a Whole Lot of Difference Now By Harry Graysou BY ''HARRY GKAYSON NKA Sports Editor NEW YORK.—When Jim Brad- t'ock, fresh from relief, got his big break -against Max Bacr find his sore liands,.'he remarked that It was too good 1 to be true. • It. wasn't, but that from rags-to• riches stuff still Is fiction" lo Braddock. A mighty small .share of the svyag; dropped. Into the laps ol other heavyweight champion. 1 ; has c.ome the Irishman's way In the 20; months lhat lie has worn the crown that was supposed to be worth a million. Indeed,: Braddock, Ihe most Munldllv. managed heavywetgrt champion in .'history, never before TREE TOP HIGH ' Judging by tho way Special Agent is burning up "calltornla tracks this winter. MnJ. Austin C. Taylor may hold one nf the strongest hands for victory In the $100,000 added Sanla Anita Handicap of Feb. 21. What adds bite to the wine Is . the fact, that the British Colum- i blan's strength lies in a pair of horses purchased at bargain rates as good thoroughbreds go. The other one is Indian Broom. Bent on building himself a racing and breeding stable, Taylor went about it in the ,wron<< way, according lo the pundits, when lie bought Indian Broom and Special Agent at bargain prices from-Miji. Isabel Dodge Sloane's affluent Brookrneade Stable. Indian Broom cost S4000, Special Agent $6000. Bob Smith had highly tried bolh animals, and they had been found wanting, according to Mrs. sloanc's veteran trainer. The old prize fl?ht manager .seemed to know u good piece of horss llesh when he saw has been so heavily in debt. He owes the Garden $12,000 and Mike Jacobs: as much - or more. Of course, he will ball himself out nicely when he again goes to the ware," but right now, he is worse ' off than when he was wrestling (hose ties on the Weehawken deck. Now they're telling Braddock that he" Is. lo. be guaranteed $500.- COO foj- fighting Joe Louis 15 lounds in Chicago, June 16. That, also is too good to be true. Jersey ; Jim's only hope. Is that the hullabaloo over Ihe move to squeeze out Max Schimning will make the public foigct that the next world ' heavyweight championship fight is to be a meeting of shopworn warriors. Joe Gould, manager of Brad- deck, made his big' mistake when he insisted on his charge standing Idly by while Schmellng removed much of the luster from Louis. Bob 'Pastor didn't make the Negro appear any more attractive the othei night." Louis will still diaw money, but not (he kind that Braddock could- 'have colle'ctcd with htm last June. i A Contract Is a. contracl It may be - true that there Is no such a thing as a moral obligation in boxing, but a contract Is a .contract, and unless some federal judge smashes precedent to a pulp, Braddock will be forced lo fulfil his agreement lo meet Schmellng in New York, June 3 ;I doubt that It makes much dlfr ference to Bi addock now, anyway. With the mask of invincibility le- moved from Louis, It Is questionable whether Braddock would draw more money with Smoky Joe ,in Chicago than he would in fighting Seiimellng In New York, anti- Nazi boycott or no. The' big blow in Chicago, nothing more than a frenzied attempt by Mike Jacobs, the Heaist newspapers' pnze fight department, and the Louis camp to beat Schmellng and Madison Squat e lo the first ciack at Braddock. Like x a lot of othei close observers, Jacobs, the other directors of the Hearst A. C,.and the handlers of Louis believe that either their man or Schmellng will knock oul the bloated Biaddock of 1931. Winning the championship Louis would give Jacobs and the one. He plckwl up Cavalcade nnd Hlsh Quest as yearlings at reaso'i- •>bls rates. So when Smith told Mrs s'oanc to dispose of Indian Broom and Spseial A-jent, tlie automobile heiress did so with nlau- rltv. Hut Taylor and his (miner, Carre! Cannon, saw things dlirerenlly Tiic lumberinrui alreadv had nc- uired a oisloll Whitney stallion. Blomlln. for His select bam) of iroodmarcs. In Special Ayeut he aw nn opportunity , to obtain tlie >lood of fashion's reigning king. Sir Galahad III. Cannon snw pos- Ibllltlcs for the runner as a rac- ii(f proposition. * * * Broom Sweeps Glenn Jililcr New Trainer Taylor and Cannon were atlr*"it- ed to Tndlnn Broom as we!l. This vns' more or less rcniarknble. In- llrin Broom was n backward youny- tcr. by no menus handsome, nnrt vlth only a fair Ilklna foi aiicc, lie is a rather scragglly np- r^arln? ?on of a rather shifty thor- 'Vghbrcd, Brooms, a representative if a declining; line of American bloodstock...' Under Cannon, Indian Broom bo- >m° Iransfoinir'd. He took the Peninsula liandican at Tnnforan n easy fashion, and tlicti proceeded o knock off the world reconl for a nils and a sixteenth. The old mark )i>d been held jolntlv bv two flhrs named Discovery and Brevity. The lihtly weighted Indian Broom dropped the time to 1:47 3-5, -and >-an away from the heavily bur""•! Ton now in (loin? so. Indian Broom finished third to in venture and Brevity ill the Kentucky Derby after a ratliei- oi'ir ride. The trio from the Pacific "oast hadn't given much chance to freshen up and Hie rough Rolng In ths race didn't do him nny good. On" of, the features of the 1936 ,p->rt>v was : the phenomenal late betting on Indian Broom. California backed the colt that ran so fast •"•i.lhj golden slops. Taylor was rcuorted to have chucked in a chunk. Gene.Normlle. the California racing wire man, wagered heavily on Brooms' boy. Succtal 'A»cnl Likes to Hun on Top of the Pack IiKllan Broom was only a partial success in Seattle, but'his fam On The Outside - - LoOking till/By .'."DUKE" Should i Vost])ui]c. Touriieys Wo have no doubt but. lhat It would require a very serious slliia- lion indeed for Hie A. A. A. U> do anything nlioia It liut It 'would ?ccm only fair to schools In the flood areas nnd towns and cities where refugees are concentrated for the slate basketball tburna- inents to be postponed as long as possible lit order to allow cage teams of the affected towns a chance to get on top of their game again. The same of course npplle.s to county tournaments, mich us our lKsijinl county tournament, orl- tlnnlly fslulcd for the week-end of Pel). 2li-21, nnd to the district, tour nnmenls. Our Information Is tliat Osccala will be the scene of.tlie 'county tournament. Many Imketljnll teams have had two weeks or more of enforced Idle n''?s. 'I'he Blythcvlllc Chlcknsaw varsity, I) Icani nnd Panooses are Etlll marking lime. Joncsboro's Golden Hurricane held Its first workout In some '14 days Tuesday. Regardless of Showing at New York Bab lo Remain Amateur llMkelliull Sidetracked Her-.', as In otter towns boasting "vmmislums or armory courts In (he refugee centers, basketball, v.'e'l as other sports, has naturally Sigurd Ulliind on one of his two VOiic by the boards during the, ps- plicnomrnnl jumps In the ski ricd of emergency. That ts as I tournament of Hie annual win- | should be because the care of these tcr sports carnival ill Big Pines, \ people far transcends In linpera- Calif. The l.nkc Tajioc Club i live Importance any sports program slnr averaged 2l2'/2 Tcel nnd garnered 214,3 points in repealing his; victory of u year Cage Customers Turn Crooners Bchveen Halves Uy NEA Service Hoops, my (Icah! In tune with the. limes, if :iot!ilui; else, collegiate basketball :rowds arc now indulging ^in com nunlty singing. ,'. Yes, of coui'sc, .oncfof .the place', 1 ) .vhere the slnyins [5 being • coju- nltted Is at St. Mary's College tn 1'aHfcrnia. where fans, and' trinities ci'oon "The Uells of St Vfriry's." "San Francisco," and the tar-Spangled Banner" between .Ires. Seorgc Washington Hniversil\ Washington, D. C., succum'JC( the epidemic. It ts alleged lhat e sports' publicity man o! irlngfleld College In Massachu tLs ts guilty" of starting tin ncllcc. A Cleveland ^promoter yoes tii st of the boys one belter, if you re to lake such a tolerant attl- de on he malter, bv permitting e spectators to dance , alter Hues. -, Of course, this is not exactly ew In the sports world. Fighters ive been waltzing for years. Hearst A c. permanent posEessloi of the title. Each contender woul ;have to consent lo defend It unde their auspices That has been (he Garden's method since that corporation was brought into being by the promotional genius of Tex Rlckard Hence Ihe summoning of the Garden's large legal batter}' to 1 head off the assault from Chicago. I don't know who'd put up $500,000 for Braddock to scrap Louis. Such a figure might be made possible by Lou is boxing for the opportunity and eveiclse, and Jacobs and the heads of the Hearst A. c., who have made plenty out of Louis one way and another, making up the difference on a gamble. Ei added: Tightly Bound But, surely, Jacobs and the Hearst A. C.. remember as far back as 1931, when Prlmo Camera, signed by the Garden to tackle the winner, attempted to break his .contract for the purpose of tackling Jack Sharkey .Tor Jimmy Jchnston before the Schmeluig- ,, Young Strlbling engagement in Cleveland. •• A federal Judge told da Preem % - to mark time, which he did until It was positive that the Garden could not produce Schmellng. : That Judge had much more excuse for releasing Camera than another would have for permitting Tlraddock to go his merry way. .Camera had only a winner of another match to look forward to, and obviously the wrong kind of an agreement, from his point of , had nrecedcd him. and he was ~ tlic hands of the handicappers. He fared «n befinr uticler their suo'er- vtsion tlian most of us do with the tax collector. Nevertheless. Indian Broom his rounded into ersat shape again, and hts connection': make no bin" ihont their intention of winning the Santa .Anita 'Can with him And now. his s'abl"mnte. Siwlnl Agent, the oilier half of the Brosk- meade dumping prfijram, looms a.< a riiiriHruc. Special Agent bathed HIT," %!•>'—• l p a row at Tanforan nni Hn\ Meadows, and has copped twice ii n th four starts at Santa Anita. lr. San Pasqual, his last cfTort, 1:42 4-5 not only equalled Jabot track record, but came within (our fifth's of a second of Top Row' world record for a mile and a six teenth. He was unolnced in (ii C'lrlGtmns Mile and Sa t > poli !K which were run over a muddy Irack Special AKi'nt lias a blaze of car ly speed and likes to run on to of tlie pick. Witli Indian nrooi in back of him. the A. c T sloe Farm feels pretty certain that plen ty of the Santa Anita hot horsr will lick lb» drst behind its entr I" the world's richest racel Trillin Heaviest Bowler NEW YORK-A1 Tallin ,•)• ^om>3s. 6 feet 2 inches tall, is tl heaviest man in bowling n e j s th nromoler behind the America Bowling Congress to b.. staged he March 11-April 19 view. Braddock has a very definite opponent, and accepted $5000 In the ^ay of training expenses when • he signed before the New York Boxing, Commission appointed to regulate such matters. Braddock also posted a $5000 forfeit to bind the match. Legally, the "political situation" doesn't enter Into the case at all. All Braddock Is likely to get out of the Chicago .proposition Is his name In the'newspapers. And he can stand plenty of that between npw.-arld ;the dale he no doubt will be forced to keep with Herr .Schmeling. : .. . THURSDA Y, \ FEBRUARY 4, 1937! By J. I*. FRIEND Win, lose or draw, James •nab" OUK-ltOUNl) BOUT ENDS IN A TWO-ROUND'i>u,i\v >• NBA Service CHICAGO.—What was scheduled s a four-round bout, between Johii- y Pcpltouc and Dominlck Rlrao at ic Coliseum here wound up in a vo-fuund draw. Both contestants iffercd severe cuts. Referee Uiliy avnnniigh, after an examination, eclarcd neither boy was in condl- !on to continue, and ruled the out even. Rural schools using Ihe armor> "or their weekly or seml-weckl otin-l robin games have also dls :ontimied their games for the.sauiL •eason. Students of a number o •ural schools, however, have beci nore directly involved hi the' fiooi .lian by a mere mailer of belh^.dc ulcd the privilege of playing bas ietlmll and some undoubtedly ar ^ovv In refugee camps a good man miles away. J Whose Catcher? Paul" Rucker, the big cx-Razoi back who made good wltli a bar behind the bat for the Osceola Iu-i dlaiis lasl year, is spending his days 1 >'ow wondering just what club he's lire property of. we're toij by Bsn Epstein of (lie Arkansas Ga?.3tte Ben writes tliat Paul 1fts heard lie is now the properly of tile'. St. Louis Drowns, and also hns read newspaper reports that he's a member of the Cardinal chain ijatig. We believe, on hand, that Ruck- or \ Is due to leave osccota ns Brownie property II lie leo,yes, Don't lie Alarmed ,,. We trust if any prospective mam- ters of (lie Blvtheville baseball team saw newspaper of Ulythsville's municipal park, when it was pretty thoroughly covered by sin-face water—not from any^lcvcQ break—they were hot Irlshlened iii- tb passing up n chance to play'otj the; diamond at the park. -,'. .,-. After all the Oipcinnnli Reds park was. inundated to a far greater depth by the Ohio river, overflow than any spot in Mlsslssliin cniintv. even in the mouth of the stale line ditch gap above Big Lake By the time they've Jumped tlie fence and chased . n. few ball around the race Irack here the boys will wish for a pool nearby h which to lake a plunge. And then won't be.a rmddie In sight. Roberts is not going to turn professional. The Blythevllle high .school star tootboll player and all-round athlete, who won the light-heavyweight division at the Commercial Appsal-Cathollc Club Golden Glove tournament in Memphis recently, nit an end to the rumors Lhat he will desert the simon-pure ranks f he makes a creditable showing in New York, February 22, when, the sectional Golden Glove champions compete at Madison Square Garden. : "I have no intentions of enter- in^ the rln? as a pro," Roberts said. "I don't care that much about ghting. It is merely a six>rt : and pastime with me. I plan to fin-' high school next year, and .then o to college—if I can." "Bab" said the various winners In the Commercial Appsar lourna- ment would be awarded'their miniature golden glove trophies at a banquet February 12. "Ten days later they will embark for the big city as guests of the Appeal. Early Maxwell, sports promotion director of the Appeal, will accompany the champs. Included are: John Henrj Blair, son of Russell Blair, flyweight who lived here prior to moving io Memphis; Clayton Fowler, welterweight, Jonestown, Miss, formerly of Blytheville. ; Jilytheyille youngsters arid classmates of Roberts expressed no siir irlsc over his triumph In the Bluff ;lty. They recalled that he was q.lways handy with his fists an(1 was constantly lii scraps. He seldom came out second best, they nald. Not a AghC picks 1 ,', "Bab" would not run from trouble,- and seldom wafted for l^e "drop of tho hat." Standing six feet, one inch in height, and weighing m pounds, Roberts Is the "baby" of a family of three boys and three girls. Mike, 21-yeaf-olc> brother, tried hLs hand with the pro game several years ago but never got beyond the beginner stffsje. "Bab" has participated in about fifteen bouts. He won all three at Memphis, knock- inx out Oils Lancaster, Forrest City; and Winston Dickey, Memphis; and winning a three-round decision over a six foot, live inch giant, Nodlni, of crasvfoidsville, despite a second round knockdown. Roberst said the blow, a wild swing to the back of the head, was the hardest he ever took during the | ourney. EMIKR SAYS TWOMKV WAS BEST TACKM! I'OK IRISH By N'KA Service CHICAGO.—The best tackle at 'oirc Da me In his Urns has been Terl Twomey, according to Jack Elder, former Irish halfback and nosv C. YI 6. athletic director. In thei three years, he watched him, Elder says he never saw Twomey knocked I off his feet, and that he played not! only tackle, but covered a guard's post. too. I Play Billiards! Wholesome Recreation Moderately Priced Blytheville Recreation Center 316 W. Main - Former Home of Bell's Pharmacy GARNER AFMJiTON MARVIN CHAPrELL iMachlnc Pries Track ARCADIA. Calif. — The Santa Anita' race track has in operotloi a machine believed able to dry oil a soggy Irack. I Rend Courier News Want Ads CROP PRODUCTION LOANS Credit for Farmers Extended by Farmers More than 2(50,000 merhbers borrowed lliroiigli their own CQ-.operatiye Prwliiefioii Credit Association in 198G. . ." Your local organization is receiving application!; -for 1937 CROP LOANS now. Offices :Located .'at Osceola Hnle and Tucker Bldg. A. T. Bel! and R. E. Milner in charge. Blytheville ...::...;..... Ill North Second St. Gordon Evrard and F. A. Bell in charge. • Leachvillc :..,...:......:.. r . Leachvillc Bank Bldg. Gordon Evrard .will be here on Tuesday and Thursday of Each Week. ; - Other Representatives: •:;.• •', P. P. Jacobs, Grider J....;.....:....:. ; Pi-esident R. C. Bryan, Osceola..;,.;.... '.'. Vice-Pres. L. P. Nicholson, Tyrpnza .i Director II. C. Knappenbergei\ Blytheville .•^••Director C. S. Stevens, Blytheville ..:.. Director John Bearden, Leachvjile Loan Comniitteeman J. C. Young, Osceola !';.......... Inspector John \V. JIasters, Leachville : Inspector Planters Production Credit Association • Serving Mississippi .County N A TTO H A i D T S T » 11 E R S P R 0 6 UX T McMillia Rulc-Makrr BtXDOMINGTON, !nd—Bo M Millln. Indiana University coac has been named a member of t rules committee of the Nation Football Coaches' Associatl, WANTED Government loan Cotton Phone 1CT APPLERAUM RUOS. i COTTON CO. Bertlg Bldj. Blythevtllt, Ark. B»ad Cuunei .says f/,c OLD TOWN TAWRN KEEPER rpiiAT is a good lest for judging any whiskey —comparing it with Town Tavern. As far as luindreils; of thousands.,of nieti are'con-. ecrucd,'Town Tavern is the standard straight rye in its class ... If you judge whiskey llie way the most discriminating men judge whiskey—by taste, aroma, smoollmess nnd all-round /rienrf- lliwss— then you'll award Town Tavern a place of honor .. . Not forgetting the sensible price! MfHERNEDlflOHof.. 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