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£AGE SIX 2 New Mafmerr To Appear in Arena Monday Roy Allen And Sid Hays Make Local Debut Joe Welch, young brother at Roy Welch, dean of Ihc malmm who have been appearing regular])' in the local ring, gets a second severe physical test here Monday night thai may have n definite bearing on the' future of his career in the wrestling profession. Injured several weeks ago ill a match with the Inimitable "Red" Roberts, the young member of the Illustrious family returns lo the American Legion ring a principal of Promoter Mike Meroney's ster-studded program that includes "Wild Bill" Canny, Hie villainous rubber irmn, and two newcomers, Hoc (Egg Head) Allen and Sid. Hays. These four giants collide in n lau match feature, with the usual preliminary single-fail mulches preceding, The main event is carded for an hour-and-a-half time limit, two best falls out o[ three, but the opening mulches are down for but 30 minute;; apiece, the first to take tile fall being the winner. Welch and Allen have been designated (is members of one team. with Canny and Hays forming the olhcr combine. Welch draffs Hays In one opener, while Canny takes on Allen in the other to complete ihe card. In Anil Oul of Hospital Joe Welch's promising career in' side the squared circle has been one of successive trips to the hospitals, thanks to the lliorn-ln-lils side, Roberts..A protege of the older brother, Joe nt one time n-sis considered a stirc-shol for the lop fling in the uTeslling profession, but Hint career has been blighted, and all but eliminated by the Lft-i tl e Rod: redhead. .Twice Welch lias experienced torn kidneys during bruising battles with "Red", both times being rendered "bore cie combat" for several weeks. Miraculously recovering af-l ter having been 'counted out by attending doctors. Joe returned, lo th e ring wars and Immediately ran into his arch-enemy. They collided the Inst time in n Kentucky ring., thrown over the. ropes. The scrap continued outside the squared circle and Welch came out with a severe head wound, said to have been inflicted when thrown against an ' extending spike, : Doctors Count Him Out The injury was so severe, the wound so deep that the medics were certain that lie would never enter the rim; again. But. Welch TrayelersTie Barons For League Lead By United Press Tiie Atlanta Crackers were running smoothly last night. They blanked Little Rock In the first same, allowing only two hits, in the nlghtcnp the Crackers contin- "cd to beat ,out the runs. They built ii]) a fine lead—nine runs to five In (he first eight Innings, Then word came tlial Ihe league- leading Birmingham Barons had lost Ihelr game at Nashville nnd that n win would put Little flock In a lie for fiisl place. So Ihc Travelers.started clicking. In their hnlf of the jiintli they sent five men across the plate, won Ihc game 10 to 9, nnd wound up tied .wllh the Daions, Th.it was the big: event in Ihe Southern /Association last night. The next word on the contest for first position will come tomorrow, when Litlle nock nnd Birmingham play (loiibleheaders against Die same opponent. Those tennis arc not playing today. Atlanta took llic opener 12 lo 0 when Lewis Cnrpcnlcr, Ihc bespectacled bomber-builder, allowed Lit Ho iiock only two singles. Hut the nightcap, as we said before, Iras a different story. The Nashville Vols, revamped after a road tour (hnt put Ihem back in tlic winning column, licked IMr- iplmm 5 to 0 and gave Charlie Cuellar his seventh straight victory of Die year. Johnny Mlhallc rc- luined to Ihc game, and was good for Iwo singles til Ihe plate. Memphis bent Chattanooga fl lo 5 in n sloppy game—five errors were marked ng-ninst each team. And Knoxvillc overcame n New Orleans lend and five errors of its own, lo win 10 to 5. Today's only games arc Memphis nl "Chattanooga and New Or- "eans nt Knoxvillc. And all teams piny doiibleheaders tomorrow. Score High In Tests Of Physical Fitness First Lieut. John Hcllon, an Ordnance officer, nnd Staff Sergt. Jesse L. Clements, post boxing Instructor, have tinned in the highest scores of Hie physical fitness tests Just completed by all military icrsonnel nt Ihe Blyllicvllle Army Air Field. Uolli men did 114 sllups, 24 chln- «|is, niKl ran Ihc 300-yard shutlle ace in 52 seconds, lo achieve scores of 85 on Ihc tests. Baseball Standings SOUTHERN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. Birmingham 17 11 .607 Little Rock 17 n Memphis IB 12 Nashville 15 12 Knoxvllle . 13 13 fooled them for i third time byJAllnnln 13 H rapid recovery. He insisted on lak- NOW Orleans 0 18 ing up where he left'oil, against jchjitlanooga Q IB Ihc wfclics and advice of Ihe doctors, .in his first .match lie did finite well, though Ihc usual Welch daring was conspielous bv ifs ab- sense, according lo ringslders. But it was ritlicr to by expected since much wns at stake. Tiiis match served to restore Welch's confidence, lo assure him thnt he was nblc once more lo compete in one of the roufihcst sports in the book. Ho Immediately contacted Promoter Meroncy and requested a match in the local ring, which promptly wns granted. The local grappling impresario has much praise for Allen nnd Hayes. H e described the former as a .highly skilled workman, well versed in the fine paints of the Kama. Nicknamed "Egg-head." Allen weighs approximalcly IDO Bounds, has powerful arms and ImmU which he features with arm strangles and- head locks. An exponent of the scientific phase, Roy is fully able lo cope with the boys when .thev want to get rough. Hays Is Canadian Hayes Is a Canadian slar who recently, came inlo the territory. He is said lo be a big favorite in nnd around Montreal. According to the matchmaker, he also weighs around the 190-poimcl mark, and is a versatile performer. •• Cannv is by no means a newcomer. For years he has been pleasing and disple9sins the cash customers with his skill, daring and brutality. He is one of Ihc roughest matmcn ever to grace local canvas, and has a long following whn flock lo the arena whenever he is down for cither an Individual match or tag affair. 8:30 is the starting time. Not One Cue .KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP)—When (lie person who robbed the David J. Harvey pool hall here recently is found, he undoubtedly will be behind an "8" ball. The "thief took nearly 100 billiard balls and a dollar In change, police said. ASIKUICAN LEAGUE W. L. New York' 18 10 Washington IS H St. Louis 19 10 Philadelphia 17 15 Boston . 15 17 Detroit '. 15 1Q Chicago 13 IB Cleveland 14 20 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. I,. SI. Louis 22 9 Pittsburgh 17 11 Cincinnati 19 12 Philadelphia 13 15 Boston 15 20 New York 13 IB 1 Brooklyn 13 IB Chicago 18 .007 .571 .555 .500 .481 .333 .333 Pet. .C43 .5 S3 .S43 .530 .44B .441 .428 .412 Pet. .703 .607 .COO .404 .420 .418 .418 .357 BLYTJIISVILLE (AUK.) COUIUER NEWS -' Who Goes There Goes Who Goes Time, bis BOH of Challenge! II icgaTtlwlso liohlli he paidi $1090 Iw $2 nude sliow of liokl of \i winninc Belmont Park s historic he Withers Mil,, by four lengths lo give Geoi- "c n . W«l«ier en ry ,n rich Bc-lmont Stakes, Junu 3. The oilier hn I will *>c Platter. Johnny London is the jockey. - 11V HAKKV (IHAVSON NEA Sjiurts liillliir NF.W YORK. - Calumet Farm bagging $1GO,000 ill eight days Is Ihe greatest, money-winning feat in the long history of racing. Pensive took the Kentucky Derby nnd the I'renkucss, Sun Again the Dixie Handicap and Twilight Tear Ihe Plmlico Oaks, with Ihe season just Relling under way, Wiirrcn Wright's devil's red and blue has accounted for S250.000. more than hnif of Its own riteing record of $475,091, established when Pin In Ben Jones put the one-eyed blinker on Whlrlnway in 1041. Cnlumcl will have to bump into n iremcn- dous lot of trouble not to up the high water murk, The Dwycr brother. 1 ! were terrific around the turn of the century with Bramble Luke Blackburn, Hindoo, Miss Womlford nnd some more. James n. Kccne came along lo be n rival. Sam c, lllldrclh didn't do so badly on his own, and when he hooked up wilh Harry !•'. Sinclair the Hancocas stable came closer limn any other lo sweeping Ihe more Important numbers. In 192,?, for example, the white-hooded Zcv nnd others earned 5438,840, which wns the maximum until Whirlawny stalled running straight lor Bcu Janes. Harry Payne and Cornelius Vnn- derbllt Whitney had memorable runs. Brookmende droned up with Cavalcndc, High Quest and additional high-roller. 1 ; In 1934. Young Alfred Vntidcrbllt had his fling as Dlsravery got around the country In '35, nnd you know Ihe story or Charles S. Howard, Seabiscull, Knynk II mid Simla Aulln. Never has there been a string with a grip on the entire program, however, as light as Ihe one now Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN LEAGUE Little Rock 0-10, Atlnnln 12-9. Nashville 5, Birmingham 0 Memphis 9, Chaltnnoogn 5.' Knoxvillc 10, New Orleans 5. NATIONAL LKAGUK Chicago 9, Philadelphia 1. St. Louis 5, Brooklyn 3. Pittsburgh 7, Boston 5. Cincinnati 4, New York 3. • AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston -1, St. Louis 2. New York 4, Chicago 0. Philadelphia 3, Detroit 2. Washington 5, Cleveland 3. Today's Games SOUTHEflN LEAGUE Memphis at Chattanooga. New Orleans nt Knoxvtlte. Only games scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati nt Brooklyn. St. Louis at New York. Chicago at Boston. Pittsburgh, nl Philadelphia night AMERICAN LEAGUE New York at Chicago. Boston at St. Louis. Philadelphia at Detroit. Washington at Cleveland. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, May 29, 8:75 p. m. Lowest Admission of any Wr«tUn E Arena In Aroerlc*. Reserved Seats On Sale at'the Legion Arenm Erery Monday from 6 p. m. on. _ TAG MATCH WELCH & ALLE N CANNY"& HAYS Z 30-mln. preliminaries JOE WELCH SID HAYS BILL CANNY Boxing Shows Popular Wit/i Soldiers At BAAF Military personnel of Ihc BAAF ke a good boxing boul betlcr than any other form of entertainment, according lo Capl. O. L. Ben.sun Special Service Officer here. "Our records show," says' the Captain, "Thnt more officers niui men turn out for Ihc boxing shows sponsored by Ihc Athletic Department than attend nny other recreational feature. Baseball gumcs rome ne.xt'In t»l>lilarity, then the soldier dances at the local Service Club." Tlic movies arc always popular with BAAF men, according lo Caplain Benson, bill, strange as II may in, (he musical revno.s and olhcr Jlasc shows that give pei formanro.s here at regular Intervals hold no Brent appeal for Ihc local nudiracc. The chorus girl has given way p the slugger nt Blylhevillc," sigh's the officer. held by fashionable Calumet, Off his performances in the Derby um] the Prenkness, handsome Pensive easily could have a lenlock on ihe 550,000-addcd Bel- inonl Slnke.s nl a mtle-aml-a-half. Juno 3. No handicap hirsc cnii be rated ahead of Sun ARaln nnd Mnr-Kcll is ns fine a racing marc a.s there Is In Ihc land. Rich Ihrec-year-old filly events seem at the mercy of Twilight Tear, which Con Mc- CJreary and others in position lo judge rate superior to Pensive. And Miss Kccneland ranks right on Twilight Tear's heels. Following the running of Ihc Belmont Stakes, Trainer Jones will Hive much, more attention to n tienutlfully-lired group of two- year-olds. It is no secret that he believes he has highly promising youngsters in Full Stride, Hnil Victory, No Blues, Coast-A-Bil,. Battle Kire nnd Chesty, lo name a Imlf do/cn. After Inking a whack at the many important slakes nt Belmont, the Calumet parade of champions will g.T to Chicago's Arlington- Wttshlsulnn Park show to cut In on a scries of the richest stake events ever staged at one continuous meeting. Cnlumet richly deserves its success. ;. Like the Yankees and Cardinals, Warren Wright breeds his own. At 20 miles per hour there are 12 fatalities in each 1000 nulomo- biln accidents but nl 51 miles per hour and over there arc 93—more limn a seven-fold increase. Spring and Summer T U M £' - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. (M All-round Better Performance 1 T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dtxlcr l'»rti ft Service 121 W. Alb 1'bt.ne 2J22 ODD For Sale! niANUI'ACTimiNG CO riinnc 2011 ARKSOY"2913: "SOYBEANS" Reclamed—Absolutely r rc « of Com O. W. COPPEDGi GIN CO. 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Hal ircgg worked for Ihe Dotlgers, At Boston the Pirates scored iirec times in the seventh and irce limes In the eighth lo heal ic Braves 7 to 5. Frank Column iunc up with a pinch hit homer .'111) Iwo on. Ira Hntehliison—one of tlirca Jioslon pitchers—tossed the gopher SATURDAY, MAY 27, 10-M C gel th the ball lo Column -and was Ihe loser. The cincinnali Reds sn.uce7.ixl out n 4 to 3 victory over Ihe New Vork Giants In a niylit game at New York. Bucky Wallers linii!> u]i his seventh victory, but he had a hard time doing it. Hoin"rs by Danny Gardelln and Mel Ott in (lie eighth and ninth melted down i Ihicc-run Cincinnati lead nnd tied the score. The Reds won when Woody Williams singled Dnin Clay home In the 10th. Ace Adams relieved Harry Feldmnn in the ninth and took the'loss. In the American League, the Boston Red Sox look an 11-inning game from the St. Louis Drowns 4 to 2 al St. Louis. The Sox scored twice in the top of the nil) to give relict pitcher Mike Ryba tlic victory. Nels Potter WIIK charged wilh Ihe defeat. The game dropped Hie Browns from second' to third place, and lifted the Red Sox from sixth to fifth. The New York Ynnkee.s held onto thch- lend by shutting out the Chicago While Sox 4 to 0 ;it Chicago. Ernie Bonlinm losscd six- liil ball to win over On'al Grove. At Detroit the Philadelphia Athletics—with Buck Ncwsntn hurling shulout .ball until the ninth—beat Die Tigers 3 lo 2. Newsom weakened in the ninth and Joe Berry replaced him as the Tigers scored twice. The defe?.t dropped the Tigers from fifth to sixth place. At Cleveland Ihe Washington Senators went n innings to defeat the Indians 5 l/> 3 and move from third place to :;econd. Early Wynn went the dist nice for Ihe Senators. Allle Jtcynolrts— Cleveland's third pitcher- -was the loser,, Katz, No Kitten, Leaves Post Paying $102 A Week For More Pleasant Job Toiling For Reds Bill AlcKcclinie Bc*d uouner new* want Mi tty SAM DAVIS NEA tiliifr C'urrrsiiuiiilciit NEW YOHK.—Master of a cut- ling tool known us the broach—nn instrument which makes eccentric cms—liob [Calx Is hopeful lliat he can broach the difficulties involved In winning a major league job and i«ke batsmen take cccenlric cu Is. K a I x is no kllieii. He is « typical recruit of base ball's third wartime; season, acknowledging 33 birthdays a n d as many disappointments. H c is notable principally because he discarded n loolmnkiiiK job in Dayton, O., which - netted Him 5102 a week, to seek Ihc more uncertain, but doubtless Hie more interesting, employment us a pitcher on the Cincinnati stun'. Robert Clyde Kirta, youngest of 15 children, was born in Umcuster heart of tile Pennsylvania Amish country, Jan. 30, lull. He grew up in that bucolic environment, learned to take for granted the eccentricities of his neighbors—those strange folk who wear long beards, make excellent cheeses, drive busies ami painL Ihc front door a vivid blue when there is an eligible daughter in the /imiily. UMITi:i> 01'1'OKTUNITV When KntK arrived al the age when most young players are ready for profossioniU baptism, he was stymied by Unit old bngalxio of our •civllixiition — limited opportunity. Only 1C professional leagues iverc operating in 1831, when Kalis was 20, so his chances of going out were nearly as hopeless as Cinderella's. Kal/; professional debut was delayed until 1035, when he signed with the noil Sox, and was presented with a railroad ticket to Charlotte. Bol) was then an outfielder. His contract was assigned lo Allcntown of Hie New York- Pennsylvania League, where he divided his loyalty between the inouml and the gardens. The following spring found Ktitz, now strictly n right-handed pitcher, with Dayton of the Mid-Atlantic, lie won 7, lost Ii, was optioned to McKccsport, Pa., where he found time to win 5 and drop 3. Upped to Canton for 1937, lie won 11 and lost 0, was promoted to Rocky Mounl for 1D38, where he had n .500 year—12 victories nnd as many reverses. Buck nt Rocky Mount in 1939, Katz copped 11, dropped S, graduated to Little Hock. He won 10 and lost 13, not bad when you consider that the PcJrbics finished seventh. Katz was sold to Louisville, but for reasons of his own refused to report. He returned to Dayton, started learning the toolmaking trade, MKXICO CITY (UP)-A decree by President Manuel Avila Cnma- cluuhns declared the Mexican cls- aietl e industry saturated and pro- ivldes means to spread manufacture more evenly among the big Rn d mall companies. CHICKASAW West Main Near nisi St. sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1:45 Night shows 5:15 Except Monday, opens 6:45 • f, Continuous shows S;il. anil Sun. ' Kalu . . . more interesting employment, got married. In tiie autumn of 1040, he helped out Canton with a few mound chores, but outside of that he has been b:\seballii-ally inactive until now. nr.IJUT KATZTASTKOI'IIK Knlx is of mottled ancestry—German, Scotch, Irish. Unlike most players, he doesn't care to hunt or fish, would rather spend mi evening watching fancy ice-skating. Sonja Hcnic is tops. Knlz, whom manager Bill Mc- Keclmie likes, was recommended by Si Burick, sports writer for the Dayton News. His debut al the Bloominglon camp was something in the nature of a Katztastrophe. The Reds jumped oh his offerings in an inlra- .^(luad game. Kal/. kept chucking, however, won his job when he whitewashed the Cleveland Indians for three innings in nil exhibition in Dayton, where he delighted a hometown throng. The story uf Bob Kat/, is Ihal he quit a good job lo pluy ball. Most ball players reversed the process. 12 Lee Savohl Loses Bout With .Aggressive Baksi NEW YORK, May 27 (UP) Avenging an earlier defeat—dcci sioncd blond Lee Savolcl in n 1 rounder at Madison Square Garde., last night, Baku—who came out of tlic Pennsylvania coal fields—took all but . one roiin^ from the New Jersey veteran. Because of evaporation, cars in the south give less mileage thai cars In the north. Last Time Today Double Feature "SAGEBRUSH LAW" with Tim Hull "MAN OF COURAGE" with l,ylc Talljoi LAST C'llAI'Tliit: "\},m Wiiuluir of the Coasl (iiiard." Comedy Sunday and Monday "TAKE A LETTER, DARLING" with Uosalind Itussell * Fred MacMurniy Universal Nuns Comedy NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest ( H Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at ] •Saturday "VIGILANTES RIPE' Willl lIu.s-.i-cH Jlnydcii Serial & Short Saturday OWL SHOW "WILD BILL HICKOK" . A Vilapluuic Western Selected Shorls Sunday imd Monday "LOST ANGEL" with niargarct O'Brien I'ux News and Short Housewives! Storekeepers! WASTE PAPER URGENTLY NEEDED Clip this and paste it in your window! U.S. Victory WASTE PAPER Campaign Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Last Time Today 'A Missouri wilh Don "K«l" Barry & Lynn Mcrrick SKKIA.L: "Kins of Ihc Moiin^y f. Saturday Midnight Show Starts II rt. m. 'Voodoo Man 7 with Bcln l.ugosi ,t John Carradinc Selected Shorts Sunday anil Monday £'

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