The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1944 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 24, 1944
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'six ' BLYT11UV1I-LE (AUK.) CO.UUIKH NEWS log Match Is Promised &&i ' ^^ * *^ Oh Program At Arena Tonight 1 • i ' " "liter TUB PROGRAM TAG MVICII Long (198) am) I/.IWSQII (215) Versus Wisbar (194) and Bidui (225) Buck Emil long )j, Wisl)ar Lawson vs. Hatful 3»-J\llnuie lime Until, J Fill Two fast, -sillily, clever guys, and a pair of huge, coloiful mcanle fellows join hands for a gigantic \ucslliug show tonlglit nl Uie American Legion arena, a weekly presentation by Promoter. Mike Meroncy Tlie cast Includes Johnny (Tiger) Long, 198-rxmnd slrlnghean from the sunny shorts of Florida, and bulky Buck Lswson, 215-pound former Navy chief, Gus Wisbar, blond fugitive from the Nazis, now a full-fledged Aihcrjcan, nnd Emil Eadul, dynamic Arab star who comes from a long line of purple wearers. The- program lists n tag match, wJlli.'tlic usual 90-inlnutc limit, two best falls out of three deciding the. winner, and a couple of single Jail preliminaries, each with a half liduf time-.limit. Tlie pairings: Long and Uiwson versus Wisbar and Baflui in the fcalure Its altraclion; Long vs. Wisbar; Lawson vs. Badui, in • the preliminaries. Interest Is High Interest in this show has reached fever heights, as indicated by the advance ticket sales. With the Ilrst announcement that Long and Wisbar were down as opponents on the card there Was an Immediate rush for reserved seals nnd H has continued throughout the week. Prospects appear unusually blight for a new-attendance record for (he year. Wliile Ihc clash between ''Tiger" arid Gus takes first place on Ihe card, the entire program has all the earmarks of developing Inlo one of the finest and most thrill- Ing of the current season. The pairings aic considered "naturals" because of the intense rivalry, and apparent even matching, forming a well lounded card that packs— find quite probably will produce— plenty of power and fireworks before the last pair of shoulder blades are down. Long nnd Wisbar have Iheir respective large fallowings, with a possible slight edge to- the "Tiger", Both are extrecmly iiopular with the ,fnns who prefer lots of action, and the rougher the better. Show a Question Mark Tills match mny go cither way. It may develop into a''thrilling scientific duel, or evolve into rt first class si urging, bee, or a combination of both. -It' has" definite possibilities of all three and likely will depend on'how-.It starts out, or developments in between. _ The Badul-Lawson affair has attracted far more than just passing interest. It took oiv added slsnlti- followlng the giant Arab's . of Long and the sensational comeback of Lawson (o gain the decrsioi. over Buddy Knox on last week's card.'Badui. bent. 1 Long nt Ms favontc game—rock and sock, mostly sock—using his superior weight to a decided advantage in the battling LawsOn"'showed lillls effects of Ills severe head Injury (wo weeks before, 1 though he still was wearing a patch over the wound lhat was; opened by Long and Parrclll during''a w ii(j t-, K match. The first preliminary gets under way al 8:15. Gus Wisbar C RAYSON S SCOREBOARD 'Spud' Chandler To Be Inducted AtMoultrie,Ga. NEW YORK, April 24 (UP)— Spud Chandler of the Yankees hangs up his glove, this week nnd leaves baseball for the duration.' He'll join the growing list of for- rtcr sjxirts champions in Uncle Sam's service. 5 1hc Yankee hurler says he wants to pilch at least once more lor Ihc New Yorkers before going in to pilch for Uncle Sam. He's been ordered to report 10 his draft board to Moultrie, 0,1 next Friday,, » . Chandler, voted the most valuable player in the American League last year, led the league with 20 wins and four defeats. He turned in an earned-run average of I.G4. Chandler's departure leaves a big hole in the Yankees' pitching staff. You can't lose a 20-game winner and r.ot feel it. Terranova Shoots For 'featherweight Crown NEW YORK. April 24 (UP)-Two boxing champs will see action this week, but only one is pulling his title on the block. Friday night Sal Barlolo stakes his featherweight crown In a 15- rolmd bout at the Boston Garden. H you need to BUILDUP ftEOBlOOO! Here's One of the Best Homo Ways r IIy (IAKKY GKAYSOX NEA Spoils Editor NEW YORK.—As the-Robert Merrill he.irlng dragged toward Its third consecutive midnight in a packed assembly room in Uie' Slate Building, you grasped what a nuisance il was lo Ihe austere Tlic Jockey Club and the study stewards being dragged over the coals by agile- minded William Seligson, attorney for the tarred jockey. ' And you wondered who was behind the case that brought the cloistered Tlie Jockey Club out Inlo Ihe air for tlie firsl lime In more limn 50 years. It, costs money to take these things In and out of courts. It was the Appellate Division which ruled that The Jockey Club must show cause why it refused Bobby Merrill a- license. , So, digging Inlo the affair, I found on good authority lhat the man financing MeiriU's ease was the millionaire owner of horses, Grant Thorn. It appears that Thorn, a big round-faced man in his 50s and with mi assured bearing, wns motivated solely by sympathy for Merrill, and I hear that he'also feels the same way about Don Meadc, another ami more famous rider under the displeasure of tlie sclf-consli- luled august body Tlic Jockey Club. Perhaps Thorn just got tired of the kind of justice meted out by the high-handed stewards as exemplified by Marshall Cassidy's casual "We gave him our usual hearing" answer when asked If Merrill had been given tin opportunity to speak for himself al Ihe time of his suspension. . The usual hearing, you gathered was simply instructions .to lake a walk. Prank Shannon, old-lime bookmaker nnd handlcapper, Is employed by New York racing iissochitlons to make the morning line prices for the 'pnri-mutuels. ' II developed lhat on Uie mornln« of July 1G, 1042, he "knew something" about the sixth race at Empire City In which Peep Show, ridden by Merrill, suddenly awakened to stir up this entire mess. Shannon prides himself on being able to make his morning figures conform as accurately as possible to tlic actual prices. When a price- maker learns Hint there Is a lot of money for a horse, he frequently opens that steed at a price lower than what is Justified by form. Tims, although Peep Show closed at 32 lo ) when badly beaten In his previous outing, Old Pox Shannon put him up la Hie morning line at •! lo 1, a nost significant drop, lo say tlic least. SHU more significant was Ihe Jiiig closing nt 3-2. Testifying regarding Merrill's sus- icnsion, sleward Harold O. Vos- burgli explained that the boy could -iclc in New' Jersey, Maryland or rfe's fighting a'return match with Phil Terranova,' who formerly held 'he NBA title. Bob Montgomery steps into tlic •ing the same night at Chicago. The New- York lightweight champion will tangle with Young Joey Peralta in a 10-round non-title Tonight Coley Welch, a two-fisted Irishman and e\-Coast Guardsman, collides wilh Vic . Delllcurtl at New York's St. Nicholas arena. Tomorrow night, Henry Armstrong, a former triple champion, steps through the ropes agr^ist John Thomas at Los Angeles Lou Nova meets Hank Postaway at Minneapolis Friday. On the same night bantamweight Ernesto Aguilar clashes with Tony Ollvero at Los Angeles. Tobin Pitches One-Hit Contest Single By Mullen In Sixth Inning Spoils No-Hitter , »y Uililcil I'i'css Jl niTobin of Ihc Moslem Braves reached the fronl door of the Hall of Fame yesterday, and then got H slammed in his face. Upstart Ford Mullen of the Phillies robbed him of n no-hit, no-run game VVUh n nondescript single In !"•• sixth Inning. The Braves shut out the Chillies In the first game of a doublclieati- er, 5 to 0. Phllly soulhixiw Al Gcr- honiMcr Wanked the Droves In the nightcap, 3 to 0. In the first game at Chicago, the Cardinals look the Cubs over Ihe bumps 11 to 3. In Uie second game. George Mungcr came In to stop a socoiul- mnlng Cub rally. Then the Cards— sparked by hltcy Kuruwski, who knocked out n four-bagger with two «board—tallied four runs In the sixth. They edged oul'llie Cubs 5 to 4, Tlic CincInnnll-i'lUsljiirgh dou- bli'hc.idei- \vsii postponed. And s'» wns the Glanl.s' game al Brooklyn. Tlie St. Louis Drowns—who lead Ihc American League—made II six straight. Jack Kramer pitched his second win of the season, giving (hc White Sox only eight hits in the first game of a twin bill, Kramer i(- snred himself of victory liy blasting out a two-run homer In Ihc second {lining. Tlic Browns took the first game 5 to 2. And they edged out the While Sox, 4 to'3 In the nightcap. Detroit won its first two games In a double-header nt Cleveland. Dizzy Trout scallered seven hils In the first game which the Tigers copped, C to 2. Hack Miller brought home the bacon In the scconji gmne when ho rapped out a four-bngger with two on base—giving (h c Tigers a 4 lo 3 win over Ihc Iribc. The Boston-Philadelphia' clonlilc- hcniler wns postponed. And so was the Senator's game al New York. Waners Again Work Together As Outfielders There's something lo be'said for the! manpower shortage. It has brought back a lot of old-timers'in the baseball world. And now it has re-united Paul and Lloyd Wiuicr, one of the diamond's greatest brother combinations. Lloyd, a 38-year-old outfielder, has come out of retirement. He's been working as a fireman at .the Oklahoma City airport. But he,'s left Brooklyn Dodgers' outfield. It's tlie first time the so-called Dig and Liltla Poison Wauers have ployed together since 1041 when they did a hitch for tlic Braves. The older brother, Paul, or Big Poison, holds an edge over Lloyd in batting records and in fielding average. Hc paced Ihc National League sluggers three limes, and was voted the most valuable player in the circuit. In 1942 he became one of Ihc seven big-lime sluggers ever to have scored 300Q,biise nils, Tlic Horgfa twins, as they're sometimes called, become famous when Ihcy Ilrst joined up wilh Pittsburgh. Paul went to the Pirates in 1926, and Lloyd signed with the Bucks a few weeks inter. For the next H years the lethal twins held down tlic Smoky City omflcld and piled up a handsome runs and lilts record. They made such a'name for themselves that a saying grew up around Ihe ttatimiul League tall pnrks It went tills way: "Every time you look up, one ot those Wnncrs is rounding second base." They're wearing a different uni- foitu today. Bui tlic deadly duo ure out there slugging again, this time with Ihe Brooklyn Dodgers. anywhere else. Asked by Attorney Seligsoji If lie didn't think it ivns unfair to foist a dishonest jockey on tlic people of another slate, Vosburgh took the famous "public be damnc.d" attitude. "We didn't even give It a thought," he replied. Thai is precisely the trouble with the doddering The Juckcy Club and its complacent stewards. IF_ Protect nnd easo a1ir,<ucd nilNrr sli '' 1 . w '"' Mawani, || IC ['"Art r^&fe AN N OYS itching, of irritated tiin. WRESTLING Leg/on Hut, Monday, April 24, 8:15 p. m. Uwcst Admission of any Wrc 5 tl!n E A fctu | n America Adults, 36e, Tax Oc-Tolal, 45c. Utsm-d Sells 12c Tax •!/ T Ul, 15t. Children's Scats Ho, Tax 3c) Total I5c °~ Reserved Scats On Sale at the Legion Arena __ Erery Monday from 6 p. m. on. TAG MATCH LONG & LAWSON _ W1SBAR V & BADUI 2 30-min. Preliminaries TIGER V LONG . GUS WISBAR BUCK LAWSON EMIL'BADIH Stingy Schoolboy MONDAY, API? 1L "M, 1!M<1 Wildlife Group Shows Progress County Organization Continues Drive For Additional Members Membership in lii'e local chaplcr of the Wild Life. Federation Is mounting dally with organization and appointment of the membership teams here and' neighboring towns In the county. Chairman C. O. Redman announces. VVhlle no definite counts arc In, and uo checks have been made cilher locally or out-of-town, Indications point to an excellent membership beyond expectations, Mr. Redman said. ffe urged those who p'lan (o enroll in the organiaitioji', to cither call him or contact a member of the membership committee so as to have a representative list of members to present to the national organization when the application for Ihc chapter is officially made. To supplement tile list of county membership chairmen, Mr. Redman lists the following local men with hooks who will be glad lo accept members'. T. P. (n oc ) Dean, Ernest lialsell, EI/i c Wheeler Bill Orr, B. F. urogdon, Jess Horner. Boonc Hull, c. G. Redman, Dill, Abe Kiniiingham, Hodney Banister, Fred Boyette, Hill Afflick. Warren Jackson, Wilson Henry, Wilbur Hayes, Jo e N Whitley and A. A. Nelson. The out-of-town lists included: Icobcrt Bryant, John Bearden, Okefenokee Swamp\ln South Given Wide Berth By Airmen By ANN HICKS United I'fcss Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON WP)— Some pilots would rnther skim a sea of flak all tlie way lo Berlin than just fly over Okefenokee on the Georgia-Florida border. Okefenokee is 320,000 acres ol beautiful and dentil-dealing swamp, where the Suwiince River begins. It's a Shangri-La for uncounted alligators, bear, deer, turtles and birds supported by the Department of the Interior. There are cypress trees and spruce and mile after mile of water-lilies. Okefenokee was called "the land of the treni earth," and men who have cd it say it is a Weird, fantastic down which the boats^may "pass place "which you really can't be- • •• • • lievc exists." . r Even the citizens of surrounding towns know little of Okefenokee. Interior Department officials doubt that anyone has ever explored '-it all. <••:••. Nu Trace of Lost Flier '• Yet. a legend of OKefenokce's menacing; allure already has spread among pilots, down South, according to'Charles E. Jackson, assistant director of the Fisli and Wildlife Service, who recently returned from a trek to the swamp. 'Pilots fly just as high as they're permitted to over Okefenokee," Jackson said, "because they know if they crash, they'll never get out. j "One flier went down last wih-' ter, and there never has been a trace of him or his plane." Compasses would do no good, Jackson says, and walking would be impossible. "You bog down at every step." Panther Tracks Keen Since-acquiring its first big'.hunk a! Okefenokee in 1037, the Fish and Wildlife Service has attempted to make it as primitive as possible. Occasionally a panther track is reported. There are'water turkeys, of the most primitive types, with plumage that looks like the. scales of a lizard. , The Interim- men go Into Oke- fcnokcc in special flat - bottom lioats, so" light, they skim over the weeds and lilies. .Although therp are islands, everything is covered Binbling by from two to 18 inches of water, explor-; Alligators have rooted out, canals . After the war, the service hopes it can make Okefenokee penctra- We for nature lovers, bird enthusiasts, fishermen and camera-fiends. Lcachville; Will Wright and Glover Snyder, Manila; Mcrron J. Koehler, Lester Oil),. Uell; Eddie Rcgcnold, Annoicl; Lcroy Carter, Whtsp; A. M. Holt, MlJltgau Ridge; Charles Coleman, Red Line; 11. H, Robinson, Kclscr;' Bill Walters, Elliott Sartaln, WIDJai/i J. Driver, Osceola- Luxora; S. A. Regenold, Wilson. , 'Ihe chairman will meet the latter part of this week nud turn in their memberships. A general meeting has been planned for May, preceding, the stale Wild Life convcn- <iou, Mr. Redman staled. Yesterday's Results NATIONAL I.KAGUE Boston 5-0, Philadelphia 0-3. SI. loiils 11-5. Chicago 3-1. New York at Brooklyn, postponed. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, postponed. AMERICAN LEAGUE Delroit C-4. Cleveland 2-3. St. Louis 5-4, Chicago 2-3. Washington at New \ r ork, postponed. Boston at Philadelphia, postponed. Today's Games NATIONAL LKAtiUK (No games scheduled.) AMERICAN LF.AGUK (No games scheduled.) $15,000,000 for Irrigation MEXfCO CITY. (UPi—'Ilic Nu- tiohal Irrigation Coinnilssion lias announced a joint stiitc-federal irrigation project along Ihe Sonora River which wilt cost $15,000,000. Construction will Iwgiii in June, the commission s;\id. From where I sit ... Joe MarsK. All he. .watted was, chqnse io .f3:C3x Ned liuxton was homo on fur-. Joiigh last iveek. And you ought to sec the fuss the town made over him. Seems like almost everybody wanted to give a I'ai'ty, or a testimonial • dinner,' or stage something special in' the way.of celebration. Of canrsc, JTcd nc(cd Rralcfii!. Diithctold me l;itci-,;iii lie really wanted mis lo sit down with a few old friends, enjoy a ghiss of lieer oi- iwo, nnd tulk iibout r uld times again, :" . • I guess that's how many soldiers feel. .They don't wain a lot ' •of fuss.-made over them, with formal celebrating and such. What they really like arc Uie simple pleasures-one of Mom's hoinc-cooked meals, visiting : with friends .over a glass of - beer-enjoying things that mean home and comfort and security. j From where- I sit, pur biggest . job,;ipai'l from helping win tho Avar;, is limiting sure those filings arb waiting fov our men when they come back home lor- good. c fOUNmT "» ! • '-BKSHSAS COMMITTEE , State Director. M?,fyfMH!D BLDC, UTTtE POCK Baseball Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. New York 5 o 1.000 St. Louis 2 0 1,000 Cincinnati 3 1 .750 Philadelphia 3 3 .GOO Brooklyn 2 3 .-100 Chicago 1 5 .157 Boston i 5 .167 Pittsburgh . ' o 3 .000 . AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. St. Louis . -.... 0 0 1.000 Philadelphia. , 2 1 .667 Boston a 3 .500 New York 2 2 .800 Cleveland 1 2 .333 Washington . 1 2 .333 Detroit 2 4 .333 Chicago ; i 3 .250 your wash safety! I.INFIRIOK BUACH5S Sometimes Jo fliis (o couons and linens because tlicir action is mnntmlhJ. PIAIN WASHING means lois mote rutting (o get lilies while.This also is very hard on fabrics. 3- WIIH punu you can avoid bodidjnscrs.Uscd ** uirccicj, Purcx whiten s p all) -wi ih nulnffttf action. Safer linn mfc. 'iotbkachcsorcxinnib- bi'ng. l.incns list Ingest. PUREX INSE Skilled, Trained Mechanics Special Tools and Genuine Parts Courteous, Efficient Service on All Come in for Our "SPEC/Al SPRING TUNE-UP" • T Today! BUY WORE BONOS «:«'• SPHD THE VICTORY 301 W. Walnut Loy Eich Chevrolet Co, Blythevillc, Ark. • Phone 678 WARNING OKDKll Ill ihc Chancery Court, i SAWSA DISTlilC'i', • County, Arkansas. Lloyd Wj'iitt, PlalntiH, vs. No. 8584 Margaret Wyalt, Defendant. The clefcnclant, Mnrearcl Wynll is hereby warned lo upiiMr within Ihirly clays in Ihe court ntmied In the caption hcreol ami answer'the coinplnlnl or the plaintiff, Lloyd Wyalt. Dated this 20 clay of March, 1W. HARVEY MORRIS, OlorJf'-H Percy A. Wright, Ally, for Plf Afi C. P. Coopci', Ally, acl Liloni.' •' '< CHICKASAW West Main Nr*t 2I«t St. fi»t. iturti KM; Sun, «t»rt» !•« Night jhows 5:« Kscept Monday, op«as «:4i Continuum nhowj Sit. >n< B Ban. Last Time Today "BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON" (In Technicolor) willi ' l)orolli>. iamour, Jack Haley, & Kichanl Dciniin^ Universal News Comedy Tuesday BUDDY NITE 'i Tickets for (be Trice of I • *J "The MAN WHO I WOULDN'T DIE" with Lloyci Nolan Three Stooges Comedy NEW THEATRE! 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