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Blytheville, Arkansas
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f PAQE SIX BLYTHBVII.M? (ARK.) COUKIBR NEWS SATUKDAY, MAY 0, Stir Up 8 to 5 Favorite In Derby Field 19 Entries For Annual Classic Bluegrass Feature ' Attracts Big Crowd; . Track May Be Fair CHURCHILL DOWNS, LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 0 (U.P.)—It's Derby Day In Kentucky's Blue Grass.and although the liislcr ot the occasion Is dimmed by a world at war, still (here's.n grenl crowd on hand at Louisville's Churchill Downs for the run of the roses. Nineteen of the nation's top three-year-olds have been entered I in the 70th running of the annual classic. The entry list is headed by Mrs Pnyne Whitney's gallant gelding Stir Up The Greentree stable entry will be ridden'by Jockey Eddie Arcaro who has previously ridden two) winners in the Derby. From present indications II looks ns though Stir Up will go to Ihe post an eight to five favorite. Other favorites arc Skylrncer, who has dropped to 4 to 1; Broadcloth at 5 lo 1 and Pensive al 6 to 1. If all horses go lo the iwst today at about 5:15 CWT it will be the largest field since War Admiral showed his heels to 13 other entries in 1937. And even If there arc a couple of scratches 'loday'.s race will pay the winner the largest purse In the history of Ihe Kentucky Derby Tlie winner should collccl be tweeu $05,000 and $70.000. It; Peace Bells, the only filly entered, wins, she'll be the second lady to lake the Kenlucky canter in Its 10 year history. Yesterday's surprise enlry wns Comanchc Peak. He drew the assignment because he flourishes on muck, and It's been raining at Churchill Downs for two days, If all 19 entries go to the post,, the first horse lo flash under the wire will earn $C5,700.. The oilier entries Include Come- How, Hockwood' Boy and Vallc> Flares, all uncertain slnrlers. Also Bell Buzzer, Autocrat, Alorter, Gay Bit, Broadcloth,- Diavolaw, Brief Sigh, Crump's Image, nnd American Eagle. Now Watch the Curves Parnell Stars As BAAF Beats Dyersburg, 9-2 Mel Parnell batted and pitched — the . Blytheville Army Air Field baseball team to n 9-2 victory over Old Mat Feud Continued Here Roy Welch To Face Red Roberts Monday At Legion Arena. Another chapter In one of the most Wllcr of ring feuds will be written Monday night when Hoy Welch fuccs ned Koberls in one half of I'romoliT Mike Mcroney's fitgnnllc ill twin bill wrestling program _nt the American Legion arena, "Wild Bill" canny, the handsome grappling 'ficnu Brummel", meets Emir Hadul, colorful ami capable Arab star, in the other full length Individual match. Alike Is' Hesitant Promoter Meroney made no bones over his lie.sitiincy to match Welch und Roberts. Because o[ the 111 lecllng thul 1ms existed between tiiem, which ma further aggravated by iin Incident several weeks \ tie DOPE BUCKET BV J. f. FBIKNU l)i:illlV I>AY— Today Is Derby Day! Today Is Ihe 'world scries" of horse racing; the day ol all days in the life ot every follower, owner '.•UK! trainer of Ihe ponies; llio day to which fans and horscmenl alike look forward from year lo year. Today Is Ihe 70th running of the colorful Kentucky Derby at beautiful Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kenlucky, lo determine Ihe champion of Ihc finest three-year olds In the cotmlry, considered the No. 1 luii classic. . . ' The Kentucky Derby Is nol merely n horserace; It Is an event In Ihe 'lifetime ot North America, where friends meet in annual reunion at Ihe fiesta of th thoroughbred. II has ago, Mike is fearful of what might' become an Institution in American l Here are n few of Ihe .outslan'd- I ing Derby details: The C9 Derbies have been won by 01 colls, 7 geldings, 1 filly. Only filly to win—Regret (1915). Only imported horse to win- Omar Khayyam (1917). Owner of mosl winners — E. R. Bradley, (4); 1921 (Behave Yourself); 192G (Bubbling Over); 1932 (Burgoo King); 1933 (Brokers Tip). Longest priced winner—Doncrail (1913) $91.45 lo SI. Shortest priced winner—Triple Tie 11881, 1891), 1905) 1 lo 3 odds on NKGKOICS HAVE WON hnppcn to either, or both, when pitied ngainsl each oilier In an Individual malch. He hasn't forgotten Ihe Dago linker Incident several years ngo nnd Is determined not (o lei such a casualty happen I again If 11 can be avoided. Baker died In a Mississippi ring as a result of body slams by Welch. The week before Roy .slammed Baker Jimmy Hamilton, vice-president and scout for All-American Girls Professional Ball League, shows Pcrla Swanson the proper butlinj' grip at first try-outs in Wriglcy Field. 15 times, at 10 being un- the Dyersburg Army Air. Field nine in a game played at BAAF yesterday. , Parnell. pitching brilliant Charley Grimm Is Ottered Job Piloting Cubs CHICAGO, May 0 (UP)—A two- tlme pennant-winning manager for the Chicago Cubs, has )>cen offered his old job. Bui lie will lake it only If he can leave his Milwaukee Brewer team hi good shape. He's returned to Milwaukee to wait for Casey Stengel, who's been chosen as his possible successor. Stengel is currently on baseball's unemployed list, bill he managed Ihe Boslon Braves last year. Phil Wrigley, who owns Ihc Cubs nnd has a large slice of Ihc Brewers, says only a mnnngcr of proven major league caliber can fill In for Grimm. , Grimm is reported lo have accepted Wiigley's terms. But he snys: "I'm not going to lenvc Milwaukee until I'm sure the Brewers gel a fair deal. II would be n rotten deal for Bill Vecck If 1 left the Brewers flat." Veeck Is the Brewer president, ball, ! now serving In the Pacific theater lei the Dyersburg aggregation down of war, wilh but five hits, nnd slruck oul Clrarley Grimm has been in Ihe 12 opposing baiters. In addition i major leagues since 1919 when he the lanky southpaw blasted a home wns purchased by llic Plrnles. From 1920 to 1031 he plnycd more than 100 consecutive games n season. The Cubs purchased him In 1024 and clghl years laler he moved into the 'manager's post vncnted by Rogers Hornsby. He plloled the Cubs to Ihc pennant in 1032 and again In run and a double out of four trips to the plate to drive In five rims and .score one himself to lead the Blytheville team to their crushing vlclory. • • • " Blytheville opened the scoring in their half of the first inning when Max Vickers, the shortstop and lendoff man slashed a triple to deep right center field and scored a moment later on a long fly to center by Bialek, catcher. Dyersburg', however, evened the score In the first of the second when Lnkars, their catcher, reached fii-st safely on Mc\Vhorter"s error and after .working around to third scored on Smith's drive to deep center. But in the fourth the Blythcvillc big guns opened up to put ihc game beyond their opponents' reach. Fred' Swan, second baseman, opened up with a sharp single and advanced on another one-bagger by left fielder Travis. This was the situation when. \vhh two out, Parnell stepped up to cloiit his home run and the game was won. Just to make sure BAAP adci'-'ci five big runs in the fifth, featured by Bialek's tremendous home run straight into center field. Parnell again brought his big bat into use when he blasted a double to send two,more runs across. From then on it was easy going as Blytheville fashioned ils fourlh win in live games and handed the previously unbeaten Dyersburg nine their first licking. For Pamell it was his second victory of the season. In winning It he showed excellent control, walking but one man. The line-ups: BAAF AB R H Vickers, ss ..: 4 1 Bialek, c 511 Spi oul, Sb 3 i l McWhorter, Ib 4 0 1 Swan, 2b 4 i i Travis If 42 Crane, rf 3 i Davis, rf 1 n laGrutta, cf 211 Wlotka. cf i o 0 Parnell, p 4 l •35. Grimm was discharged in '37 to make room for Gabby Harlnctl. Barons increase Lead With Twin Win Over Chicks Hy Uultril I'ress The Birmingham Barons are oul In front of other Southern Association leagues by n ouc-and-nnc-lmll t'liiue margin ns results of games played Friday night. Nashville and Atlanta arc Ucd for second place. Games .scheduled Friday between Allnnla nnd Chat- tnnoogn, nnd Nashville and Kuox- vlllc wove postponed because ol rain. New Orleans dropped lo the bottom of the list when eighth plncc Little Ilock came back with a bang lo capture a pair from.the Pebs. In Ihe firel gnme of the Mempliis- Uli'mliigham twin bill, n seven in- nlug affair, excitement van wild The Barons Inlllcd one run in the last of (he seventh to break it •!--. deadlock to give pitcher Tom Murray n victory. The second till was called In the ninlli inning, lenviiii BlnntiiBlmm wilh n ti-5 margin niul ntiotlier game, In the first tussle between the Lltlle Rock Travelers and the New Orleans outfit, the Pebs .scored 11 runs in a weird third inning. The game ended with Ihe Travelers de- fenllng the visiting Pebs .19 to 3. Cnllnhan registered the win. 'Hie Pebs scored five runs In the Insl half of the sixlh lo win, 6 to 3. Paplsh wns the winning hurler. He slnrled the gnme nnd was relieved of mound clulies in Ihe sixth inning. . The tennis nrc slnled lo wind up Ihclr current scries Saturdny night. necessary, and 11 Is believed tiiat the terrific punishment then cd the way for his death at their next mcolng. The bad blood has eixsted he- c'en Welch and Roberts over a period of years. Just what started it, and where, isn't exactly known. But It has been evident that all wns not well between them, even outside the ring. They have clashed often; almost as often as they met. Well invnrc of the crating condition, Promoter Meroney has made an, effort to keep it down by booking llicin In opposite directions, but every once in a while Jockey most winners— tied life, grown more beautiful, more IiiKcinating, wilh each passing year. And wilh each new year. It has udd- cd to Ihc glory and glamor ilinl is the Kenlucky Derby. The slory of Ihe Kenlucky Derby had Us beginning in 1872 when Col, M. Lewis Clark wenl to Europe to study racing conditions. He wns Impressed with Ihe Epsom Derby, I be Epsom'Oaks and Ihe St. Leger Slakes, nnd paltrcned all three for the Louisville course. VATTEUNKll AFTER HK1TISII Thus the English (Epsom) Derby became the Kentucky Derby, open to 3-y<*nr-olds (colts, geldings or fillies), at a mile and a half; Ihc Epsom Oaks became the Kenlucky Oaks, limited lo 3-year-oUI fillies, al :i mile and a half; Ihc St. I*ger (named after Col. SI. Legcr of England) became Clark Stakes, named nftcr Ihe iCcntucklnn. The first Kentucky Derby was bold May 11, 1875. It was Die second race of Ihe meeting. It was a sweepstake of S50 each, p. p.'with ,, ,, ,, , , j $1,000 added by the association. Arhe situation arises when they have I istulc an HJ p McGrillh cntrVi to appear .on the same card. w(ts ,i lc wimlel .'iti 2:31 3-1. .luc Figures In Feud ' Seated In a wagnn in the inflld Roy's younger In-other, Joe hns was a boy Hearing his Hlh birth- figured In the feud. To be exact, <'»»'. s '- ! '° was witnessing his lirst Joe unintentionally has helped-'to ll( ) rsc race - He was M(ltl J - wiml nl 3 (Isaac Murphy, Negro, in 1884, 1800 and 1891); Earl Sandc, 1923, 1925 ami 1030. Jockeys winning Iwo Derbies in a row—Isaac Murphy 1890-1891); Jimmy Winkficld (1901-1902). Both were colored toys. Colored bays winning -Derbies— O. Lewis (1870;' Billy walker (1871); Babe HnrU (1882) Lsaac Murphy Etten's Hilling Sets Yenk Pace Hammers Three Hits Including Home Run To Trim Red Sox By United Press The power of the Yankees, so long personllled in Ihc bats of Babe Ruth, Lou Cchrlg ana Joe DiMng- gio, was felt again yesterday In llic person or Nick EUcn. His Ihrcc hlls, including a. two-run homer, paced the New Yorkers to an 11 lo 7 victory over ihc Boston Red Sox. Ellen, a bargain basement buy from the Philadelphia Phillies las'l year, has hit like a Yankee all season. He's lending tlic major leagues with a fat .488 average. The Washington Senators and Ihe Philadelphia Athletics engaged In a slug-test with the Senators emerging on the long end of an U lo 8 count. Slim Spcnce and Joe Kuhcl came through with ninth- Inning homers to break an 8 to 8 deadlock. St. Louis at Cleveland, and Chicago al Delroil were posponed. In Ihe Nalional Lengite, a two-run homer in the fiflh inning gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 3 to 1 vic- llieir fiflh straight when the Boston Braves edged them oul, 3 to 2 In 11 innings. A pair of two baggers by Sieve Shi'mo and Damon Phillips Jirovid- d the winning run, Ira Hulchlnson, who relieved Al avcry In Hie ninth, gol credit for Is second victory In as many days. Pillsburgh at Chicago and Cin- Innatl at St. I.ouls were postponed. tor v overthe Brooklyn Dodgers. It . . . (1884, 1800, I8C1); Erskinc Hcndcr- I placed the Phillies in sole posses- son (1885); Isaac Lewis (1887), j slon of second place— just half a " ...... "•— '— '•»• ....... — 'gnme behind the St. Louis Cardinals. Southpaw Ken Raffensbcrt'cr held the Dodgers to four nils, and snapped their three-game winning Alonzo Clayton (18921; Willie Sims 1890); 1002). Jimmtc Winkficld (1301, Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L,, PCt. Birmingham . .......... 5 Atlanta ,.... 3 Nnshville 3 Little Rock . Knoxvlllc Chntlrinoogii Memphis New Orleans NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L, St. Louis ............... 10 'hlladclphla ........... 9 Cincinnati .......... ... 8 Sew York ............. 7 Brooklyn .............. 7 itlsburgh ............. 5 Boston Chicago ' ' 35 9 12 DYEESBURG AB R H Pallz, ss '; 4 1 Miller, U ,. 4 0 Wardzola. Ib 4 Lakars, c ... Kniystefc, 3b .Smith, rf ... Olsteln, c[ .. Mullally, 2b , Payne, p ,., Baach, p ... ," B«ch, p - Boar .100 34 2 6 f * ^ . London's dog population Is 'nor pwlly estimated at 600,000, AAIEKICAN LEAGUE W. L. St. Louis 12 3 N'ew York 8 Washington 6 Boston 6 Cleveland 'hlladelphia . Ihlcngo Detroit 5 9 ,500 ,429 .429 .411 ,385 .359 Today's Games SOUTHERN LEAGUE Memphis at Birmingham.' Atlanta at Cballanooga. Nashville at Knoxvllle. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh at Chicago. New York at Boston. Philadelphia at Brooklyn. Cincinnati al St. Louis. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago at Detroit. St. Louts at Cleveland. Washington nt Philadelphia. Boston at New York. If you like a spicy chew, HOTCHU is Ihc sum for you. Anna Lovd Strauss, above, of New York, is the new president ol Ihc National League of Women Volers, following her recent election al oi'EaiiiMlion's con':••- venlion in Chicago. -• ..7 prolong the rivalry, serving as fuel for the fire. Last ycnr he wns .seriously Injured in an aflennnlh of a hitler wrestling match. Severn! 1 vertebrae were cracked and threatened for a time to cost him his promising ring career. Roy charged that Roberts cracked Joe wltli|:R chnir in an effort to get even wlih him. Roberts denied Ihe nccusn- lion, slating that he did not to pick on Joe to gel even with him; that he could take care of himself r.gainst "any ol the Welchs." Joe finally recovered utter u vnliunt fight for his life nnri returned lo Ihe ring. He wns well on Ihc way lo regaining his old form when rc-innlclicil will) Roberts at Hopkinsvillc, Ky. During (he battle Red heaved Joe over the ropes, followed him and continued lo fight out of Ihc ring. Joe received a severe head wound that put him back in the hospital. Again doctors say thul Joe's chances (o enter the ring again ns n.competitor are very slim. Gunning For Hcil Roy Is said lo be gunning foi Hcil, following that report from Hie medics. Scnl lo Florida by Promoter Meroney Roy returned ami mndc Inquiries nboul the schedule. Mike Immediately cancelled Roberts' appearance here and sent him to Florida, Hoj learned of the move and made n bceline for the citrus stale. The promoter promptly ' called h Roberts. Now he snys he is tired of playing checkers with Ihein ant is going to book them logethcr "even if something serious does Fans easily recall Ihe Insl mat'cT between the two ginnls. It was perhaps Ihc goriest sighl belwee; two wrestlers ever staged here There was enough blood spillcc thai night to fill n Red Cross blood bank. Bolh came out wit! split foreheads, black eyes, and bruised lips. Several stilchc.s wen required to close some ot thi wounds and kept (hem out o action for n period. I\'o rink Tea As rough anrt bitter as tin Wclch-Hoberls bout likely will de velop. (he match between Iladu nnd Cnnny npncnrs to be anylhini but a pink lea affair. Bolli arc \vel WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, May 8, 8:15 p. m. Lowest Admission of any Wrestling Arena In Amerlc*. Aslults, 36c, Tax Oc-Tolal, 45c.- Reserved Seals, 12c, Tax 3c-To- ial, 15c, Children's Scats 12e, Tax 3c, Total, 15c. Reserved Seats On Bale at the Legion Arena . Every Monday from 6 p. m, on. DOUBLE MAIN EVENT ROY WELCH RED ROBERTS EMIR BADUI tull-lcnslli matches) •ho now directs operations for Ihc icliesl and most important of all {enlucky Derbies. Buy colored horses liave «'on 31 of Ihc Derbies; chcsliiuls are second with 23; browns, 11; and blacks,' lour. Fastest Derbies—Mile and a lialt. Sliokanc, 2:34 1-2 (1809); 'mile and ti quarter Whlrluwny, 2;01 2-5 (1941). Winner of Ihe 19-13 Derby—Count Fleet, nel value lo the winner, StiO,- 725. Time 2:04 2-5, track fast. Counl Fleet began last, was hustled along, shook oil Ihc bid of Gold Shower and won handily. Distance—from 1815 to 1895 in- elusive, the disttance was one mile tincl a half; from 1896 It was ic- duccit lo a mile and a qunrtcr. streak. The New York Gianls dropped Trains Animuls in Spanish ST. LOUIS IUP>— Jules Jacot, trainer al Ihe SI. lams Zoo, teaches Ins animals lo otey commands in Spanish so lhat hecklers cau'l confuse animals with English-spoken shouts. i ver the 2QC-|)utmd mark, pmver- ul. Iricky. and lerrifie punchers, indul proved his class by tlefeal- ig Johnny (Tiger) Long In a rip norling mulch. He beat Long at long suil—via the fist—during vbich be aclually outstayed the} horn shoollng slringbean. I Any fan who has seen Canny In ictton can hardly flcny thai "Wild 3111" Is one of the hardest hitters n Ihc gnme, is as lough as a 15- eent sleak, and rough as a porcupine. So, it looks like a fight to •he finish between two evenly mulched behemoths, with the fans letting the spoils. Canny and Badul open Ihe card ,t 8:30. . Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE at Chattanooga, postponed. Nashville at Knoxvtlle. postponed. Nlglit games': Birmingham 5-C, Memphis 4-5, Little Rock 19-0, fjew Orleans 33. NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston 3. 1 ' New York 2. Philadelphia 3, Brooklyn 1. Pittsburgh al Chicago, postponed. Cincinnati at St. Louis, postponed. AMERICAN LEAGUE Now York 11, Boston 7. Washington H, Philadelphia 8. SI, Louis at Cleveland, postponed, Chicago at Detroit, postponed Main Near 2J5l St B»t. «f«ts J2:«; Sun. st«rd l:t NlRht shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:45 Continuom shown S»t. »n4 Han. - Last Time Today Double Feature "OUTLAWS OF THE CHEROKEE TRAIL" with The Three Mcsquilecrs "BEHIND PRISON WALLS" with Alan Baxlcr anil Gcrlruilc Michael Serial: "Don Winslow of llic Const Guard" Comcilv Sumlay and Monday "MY FAVORITE BLONDE" with Bub IIoilc and Madeline Carroll Universal News Cartoon Heart Courier vtuit NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATI NEBS Saturday & Sunday at 1 War Production Board calls for big drive to save WASTE PAPER T1ii5 1*1 what Chairman DoraU M. Helton tayi afcout l/i« paper shortage! . Viands win2 tips, P~ 5£5-cj3?=n=** powder keg3. a Yi-iniP orl;xnfc ! forces ! Of KISS'S,-%u, »: being bonvb actua 25 WAR PLANTS CLOSED! As \V8 go to press, about 25 mills making war product! out of paper have had to close down. Are we going to let them stay closed? Or shall we open them again with a community drive to save waste paper ... and keep right on saving it? You know the answer! Wo MUST swing those 25 doors wide with th» biggest ava- lanche of old boxes', corrugated paper, cartons, bags, newspapers and magazines, that this city has ever seenl We MUST organize our friends ,.. our children... everybody who has a loved one in the Armed Forces . . . everyone who Wants this war to end soon ... in victoryl Get going right away on that paper traill SAVE A BUNDLE A WEEK SOME BOY'S LIFE Ntwipa|i<rii Fold them flat (the way the paptr boj Klli ibcm) and ti« thetninbundleiabout 12 indict high. M<«xln» ind Book«' Tie them la buadlti (bout 18 iachei bJfli. Corruxtld and Car*. boardBDXia and Clrtonn Flatten them oui tad tit them In bundle* about 12 in diet Ugh. Waitcbaaket Paper IWroppori, Envelopes, EtOi flatten and pack down In a boz or bundle, to tli« It c*o b« carried. U.S. Victory WASTE PAPER Campaign Saturday "BORDERTOWN GUNFIGHTER" A licpiililic Western Serial and Short Saturday OWL SHOW "NINE GIRLS" with Ami Harding ami Kvclyu Keycs t'umcily "Oh, Baby" Sunday and Monday "FRISCO KID" with James Caguey Fox News and Short Open 7:15 Show Starts 7:30 Lsist Time Today slverCity > with ' llitsscll Haydon, Hulj Taylor anil Alma Carroll Serial: "King of the Mpunlies" Saturday Midnight Show ^$***^"i &&* will KATHERIHE DUNHAM and If •& tiei Troupe • FATS WAUER /$$$) NICHOLAS BROTHERS-ADA / f£ ' BROWN • DOOtEY WltSON /j2Q* Selected Sliorts Sunday and Monday £ff IT'S ANOTHER GRAND SHOW FOR i YOU AND YOUR GAL! 'fJf/BY VANHEFLIN UUMIfS MV DORSEY// ANOKIS OSCHfSTRA, B CROSBY ANOH1S OUCKSSIRA - SPRING BYINGTOH • HARTA EGOERTHJ JONK1E GIICHBIST. LEONID KINSK£V> _ Scttn HOY by Sithoid Cowll and G!oJ>i l«tmo Nevil by B«oft Tollmen "rarSTnouhl News ~ J ~ i • Short

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