The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 5, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 5, 1944
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PAGE SIX Byrd and Szabo On Arena Card Pair Will Wrestle Joe Welch, Roy Allen In Feature Match TUB PROGRAM Wain Ev'cnl—Tag Match ; Joe Welch (IdgJr-Hoy Allen (105)' vs. Floyd Byrd (IDO)—Joe Szabo (210) QO-Mlnuti: Time Limit rrcllminarlcs Welch vs. Szabo •' : Allen vs. Myrd 30-ininufe Time Limit each Victorious In their first start as a tag team, Joe Welcli and Hoy (Egghead) . Allen go after their second successive. I rlumpli tonight in tlic mnin event of Promoter Mike Meroney's weekly wrestling show at the American Legion arena on North Second street. They will face an old returning favorite, Floyd Byrd, who teams with another rough, tough customer, Joe Szrtbo, fiery Hungarian star, .for the first time here. .These two crack teams will operate over the usual hour-and-a-half time limit, until one team takes two falls. Welch Meets Hungarian The promoter also has paired olf the four individuals in a pair of single fall preliminaries lhat will open-the-show mid set the stage for the main attraction. Welch has been selected to lock horns with the big Swvbo in one match, while Byrd and Allen collide in the other. Order of the matches will be decided In advance by the toss of a coin. Welch and Allen proved a capable and versatile lag combination last Monday night as they swept to a slnilghl-fall victory over "Wild Bill" Canny nnd Sid Hays, one of the few times the trick has been pulled In the local ring. Much of the credit must go to Welch, who discovered during his preliminary match that Hays possessed n tricky lelt shoulder and was unable to lake much punishment: Joe not only defeated the clever Canadian star with bar ami's and hammer-locks, but he nnd his partner carried the siimc attack over into the main attraction. Al- leii carried his end of the team and played nn equal role in the victory inarch. Tough Match Llkdy However, this match is almost certain Id bo a severe test for the winners oi last week. For Byrd nnd Szabo have no such weaknesses as Hays showed. 1 They arc a pair of rough/tough customers, fully capable oi .staging a gruelling, hittei flght to the finish. Szabo appeared twice last, month and proved to be n first class mcanie who not only can stand plenty of punishment, but can deal it out In big hunks. Weighing well BLYTHEVILLB (AUK.)' COURIEU NEWS Lynch Winner Of Golf Trophy At Hot Springs The tenth try proved a clmrni for B. A. Lynch, president o[ Farmer's Bank and Trust Company, .vho won the coveted Gordon Pea Memorial Golf Trophy over R field of 75 contestants at Ihe annual go!f| tournament of the Arkansas Bonk-' er's Convention held in Hot Springs Sfny 23. He Is the first Northeast Arknnsas player to receive the silver loving cup. Donated by the Little Rock Clearing House,, Ihe award hns been presented annually since 1934 lo Ihe winner of the golf tournament. I he champion for three successive years Is entitled io keep Hie trophy. 'Die cup, which measures 38 Indies high, has engraved on It name.? of the winners of the last 10 years. It is topped with the statue of a man swinging a E<»f :lub. Identical Twins—Dead Heat DOPE BUCKET Ay J. I>. FRIEND CAIlltlliS ON TliAHlTION Exploits of tlic United Slates Marino Corps compose some ot the most glorious and colorful pnges in American fighting history. . . • And the Leathernecks In this current world struggle nrc carrying MONDAY, JUNK 5/1944 Ross, left, and Bob Hume, Micnigun's identical twins, again'lock arms lo break tape in cle.-iil licnl in Bij,' Ten meet mile at Champaign duplicating show put on as they captured indoor crown. ' wear the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with One Star. . . . .It was signed by L. R. Puller, Colonel. oi,"l,,"brllllanl"slyle ami I,i7omc. u - s - Marine Corp,, commanding. UU HI uriUULIIL &LJ1C. flmi 111 SOIllCI /t/ ^ x , tlt ,, 1 . l .. fl IK , i.rwvvntir ense.s even exceeding the grent heritage. . . . One of these divisions which hns been i COMI'ETKI) IN FOOTHALI Graduate of Ulylhevillc High school, clivss oi 103-1, Corp. Hrlghatn enlisted in the service a few dnys sent lo Parrls Island, S. C., for his hoot tralnlns where he rccelv- Messeis Tojo and Hlrohlto many reasons lo regret. Die snenk attack' on Pearl Harbor, ami scut many sons of heaven lo , well, to ... , , , „, their resting _ places, is 'the First «'«•?»*/«» M-"™ '„»>*«' Division. Bclnforcert. r ' This strong hearted baud of fight- ^J,, W J)^ Ing youngsters lias repeatedly been In the thick of Island Invasions in the Southwest Pacific, blazing a fiery (rail lhat ultimately will lead lo the Isle of jnp'tm Itself. Sci outstanding has this division been' Hint a special presidential clliillon was Issued by Iho laic Frank Knox, secretary oi the Navy, and personally directed to every member. LOCAL HOY MEMRKK Blytlievllle has a personal Interest In lhat Important document., for one ot her young sons Is a member of Hint outfit; a boy who hns more thnn earned his right lo the rtivls- h nutoinnUc Imiucdi- followliig his basic training at New Rivers,' N. C., he sailed overseas nud went into action. . . During n battle on Cnpc Glmiclios- tcr.he was seriously wounded and spent three mouths recovering. Since rejoining his old outfit, Corp. Brighton litts participated In several oilier engagements, the Inst known to his parents being at Holland ia. Newcll's only brother, Amllcy, nl- so Is in the service and stationed Icm. . He Is Corporal Newell William Brlglmtn, sou of Mr. ami over the 200-pound mark, Joe will Mrs. N. W. Brlgham, holder ot the enjoy a substantial weight aclvan- Order of the Purple Heart, nnd n tage over his opponents, Including Marine veteran of at least eight Welch who lias not Ivilly regained all his former .pound age. And he likely will make the most of that advantage. For Byrd It will be somewhat of a homecoming. Several years ago Floyd apiwarcd regularly on tiic weekly ring cards here nnci was a tremendous hit.!,, clever. r,ud unusually tough, he never failed to give an account of himself when inside the squared circle nnrt thnt consistently proved popular with the • local fans who appreciate a good effort. Byrd Is Heavier Byid has put on considerable weight since he was last here. He was a middleweight then nnd a very good one. Now he is just under the 190-pound mark nnd has lost none of his cunning and skill, mid very little, if any, of his speed. Without casting reflections on the rest of the card, the individual match between Byrd and Allen should develop into a scientific classic. Quite an agile jumping jack, Allen will test his kicking power against a faster moving target tonight, and the fnus are unxious to see the results. Roy gained innny friends last week with his cleverness and unusual style. He Is n kicking artist, featuring the kangaroo kick which he inshcs out with rapidity, ]x>wer and accuracy. He earned lire respect of even Canny who ""'"""" ' for anyone's match likely seldom has respect wrestling prowess. -The Welch-Sznbo _._ f will merge into a rough, tough, slugfest, the winner proving to be the best puncher. They also appear to be evenly matched, giving the entire program prospects of a couple at Camp Roberts. Calif. . For two years he and his family have lived at Whlttler, Cnllf, He recently visited his parents and other relatives prior to his enlistment. intensely Interested In sporls of iin ardent sporls fan and Chick supporter following his graduation. He was connected with the Ilub- bnrd Furniture Company when he enlisted. Umpires Find New V/orr/es This Season liy Unl'.cd 1'rcss American League umpires have found .something that may furnish managers with a new kind of alibi. Cal iniljlinrd, Charley Berry and Red Jones have dlsr'ovcral tlml oil Is oo/ing through some league hasclmlls and coaling the covers. The oil film might give a pitcher new tricks flint lie never dreamed oi. Just us the spit ball — now outlawed— helped pitchers get more pnazltng deliveries. The Ihrce men in Ijlno found balls they ex faint brownish BAAF To Enter Camp Tourney MidSouth Servicemen To Vie For Baseball Championship Soon The BAAF Baseball Team will make its second bid for the Mid South Service Camp Championship, Lieut. Bill Adams, posl athletic, officer announced today. Tlic locals have <[cffnUely accepted an.Invitation to participate In the 1344 Service Camp Tournament, scheduled for Memphis June 30. July 1 and 2, the officer revealed today.- Tills marks the second time the niythcvllle team has entered Hits tournament, they' having been eliminated from last year's contest by (lie Second Arniv nine after n harcl- loiislil druggie In which the BAAF men led their rivals during most of the Rame, The Second Army loosed Its big guns late in Hie fray, however, to emerge victorious ami later won the championship. Illytheville's Ls the sixtli team to definitely accept nn Invitation to participate in the tournament. Other aggregations scheduled to par- HclpiUe include Greenville, Greenwood and Columbus, Miss.; tile Fourth Ferry Command (cam of Memphis; and Dyersbure, Tenn. j Yesterday's Results SOUTHERN I.EAQUK Memphis 12-0, Atlanta 5-2. Now Orleans 14-9, Nashville 5-G Little Rock 8-3, Chattanooga G-C Knoxvlllc 0-14, liiimiiiKham 3-4 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 2-1, Boston 1-5. Philadelphia 4-3, St. Lonh :i-4 Chicago fi-g, Washington 5-1 Ncw York G-3, Cleveland 1-1 NATIONAL LEAOUK Cincinnati 1-1, Boston 0-3. SI, Louis 4-0. Pliiliidclphlix 2-1 1'itlsburgh D-1, Nev.- York 4-1. Chicago (i-ll. Brooklyn 5-8, second game culled end oi 10th inning. tcrial used in tanning the leather rover. One possible «xplniint!.'m lies n t HID center of the whole affair— the rubber core of the baseball '»ic nibljer in (he ball-synthetic rubber—comes from petroleum. The hot ironllicr may lie causing Ihe cores to sweat oil. Jn any case, the limps are trying to keep the oily halls out of' the game until they find out, what causes the oozing. If they don't rattan boards may crack down on pitchers for using oil without coupons. Baseball Standings BOU'l'UKllN LEAGUE Memphis , Knoxville Little Rock ISirmingljam . Nashville Atlanta New Orleans .... Chiitlanooga . .. AMKKICAN St. Louis . New Yolk Detroit . . Phlludcljjlili Chicago . . lio.slon Cleveland Washington . ... NATIONAI St. I/HltS J'itt.sbnri;)! Cincinnati New York Boston . ilrooklvn . Philadelphia Chicago , . w. r,. 21 15 20 15 ..... 21 Iti 20 17 10 11 ID 17 13 23 ..... 11 24 LEAGUE W. L. 27 20 22 18 24 22 20 22 ...'... 20 21 21 23 21 25 20 24 . LEAGUE W. L. 29 14 23 Ifi 24 18 20 23 21 25 19 23 n 22 13 25 Pet. .583 .571 .568 .541 .528 .528 .361 .314 Pet. .574 .550 .522 .470 .488 .477 .457 .455 Pet. .074 .590 .571 .405 .457 .452 ,430 .343 Ridgers To Meet Filers Here Tuesday The BAAP JJaseball Team will meet the Walnut Iliilge Army Air Field nine In n contest here tomorrow afternoon, Lteut. Bill Adams, post atlilelic officer, said today. Jt will Ire the fourth meeting between the two teams, the locals having won their previous games with the men from the neighboring post. Mftlvin Pnrncll, ace southpaw of the UAAKs inoiind stuff, will start the game, according to Stall' Scrgt Robert Tubljs, ?n;in<iger of the local team. As a special iiddcd attraction, nn all-star Softball team chosen from enlisted personnel of the various suctions here will tangle with a team from Walnut Hldge in a contest before the baseball game. On Thiirdsjiy, Ihe Blyllicville baseball team will go lo Walnut HMgc for a fifth meeting with the men of that station. Again, a soil- ball game between (lie local all- stars mid the hosts will serve as a pit'lltnhmry attraction. Next Saturday, the Fourth Ferry Command (cam of Memphis will Invade Ulythevillc for their third gamo of the season with the locals. Pnr- nell will seek lo give his leiim- mntcs their second victory over the Tennesseans. On Sunday, June 11, the BAAF nine will wind up a full week with « game with n (cam from the StutUs. Karl Army Air Field, •* that sonic of the anilned showed a £i!m. They lifted the balls to their noses, and sinellccl crude oil. nil types, Newell competed for They've been tossing out every one -•"'--•-• '- - iol . O f these oil-balls. najor engagements ngntnst the Japanese. ' • The letter follows: THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY Washington 4 Feb. 1043 Cited in the Name of flic President of the United States THE FIRST MARINE DIVISION, REINFORCED Under command of Major General Alexander A Vnndcgrift, USMC TTATION: "The olficers and enlisted men of the First Marine Division, Re iuforeed. on August 1 to 9, 1942, demonstrated outstanding gallantry and determination In successfully executing forced landings against a number of strongly defended Japanese positions on Tula- Gavutut, Tnnambogo, Florida and Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands, completely routing all the enemy forces and seizing a. most valuable base and airfield within Ihe enemy KOII O of operations in the South Pacific Ocean. From the above period until 9 December, 1942, this Reinforced Division not only held their Important strategic po- sllloiis despite determined and repealed Japanese naval, nlr nnd Innd attacks, but by a series of offensive operations against strong enemy resistance drove Ihe Japanese from the proximity of the airfield nnd Inflicted great losses on them by land and air attacks. The'courage nnd determination displayed in these operations were of an lusplr- varsity football during his scnti year when Charles Kramer, now Lieut. Col., and stationed Iti India, wa s head coach. . . . But a severe sure just where liouldcr injury deprived him of all from. They think ed order. (Signed) Frank Knox Secretary of the Navy Under date of April 18, 1914, a lett Issvied to Co n r E ,an ^ """ aulhorlty for him to of llmir; nt „„!!„ nil j i -""['"• I "•"« W«3 155UCO, 10 UOTO. lirlgilalll aclion - micd entertain- certifying that he served with the The fireworks will explode nt 8:30.' Have One On the House I A barrel of whiskey was always on tap until recently in the oflicc of the sergeant-al-arms of the English House of Parliament, for the use of'the members « Me*,,™, tho ( oihn U E AT medicated powder. Cools • 1KF%1 burno4il6oo(hcaitcLiDg. WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, June 5, 8; 75 p. m. lowest Admission of »ny WrutUnf Amu to America, Adults, 3Gc, Tax Oc— Total, 45c. Reserved Scats, IZc, Tax 3c— To- Ul, ISc. Children's Scats 12c, Tar 3c, Total, 15& Reserved Seats On Sale at the L«glon Arena Every Monday from 6 p. m. on. TAG MATCH WELCH & ALLEN BYRD & SZABO 2 30-mtn. preliminaries JOE WELCH vs. JOE SZABO FLOYD BYRD ROY ALLEN The limps, tiiul others, who have examined the stained pellets, aren't the oil cornea it might conic --M—""" : " ' 'i'lJ MOROLINIE STiWHITE. PETROIEUM JFIIV PETROIEUM JELLY From" where I sit... l>y Joe Marsh. \ Fishing's a Morale Builder, too! Willie Wells was always fond of fishing. Now ho writes from somewhere overseas: "Xhci-o's n song tho fellers sin)!, goes: '1'raiso the Lord, wo uiii't a-goln' Oshlri'—iind 1 JJKCSS it's so. lint yon know, dad, sometimes I sure, wish 1 wcro hack fishing for trout iu Howard's Ci'cek again." . And I guess that's the way all o\iv soldiers fed. They're fighting a war-anil they mean to fight it to a finish-till (hey can come home to the little pleasures that they've missed so much-lhe sweet feel of a trout rod ... a pleasant glass of Ijcer ivilh friends . . . (he smell of Mom's fresh baking from the kitchen ... From ivlicro I sit, ive folks at homo have an important obligation—to Icccp intact the little things that they look forward to ... from the trout rod waiting in the corner to the beer'.s cooling In tho Ice liox. Don't you agree? © 1911, BREWING INDUSTRY FOUNOAf ION • HRKft!ISflS COMMITTEE /.HUGH HHflRHlN, State Director,402 PYRflMID BIDG., LITTLE ROCK D.P.LI 4 Cottonseed 1 3-32 to l]/8 Inch Staple Early Variety ALSO ARKSOY SOYBEANS 2913 See Dell, Ark. Phone 635 EARL MAGERS hances lo earn a letter. He was'from tlic wool yarn or some ma- She's their Pin- J-hcy are grateful for everything the telephone operators arc doing to get them a Long Distance Hnc to home; ' They will thank you, too, if you leave the Long Distance wires clear "from 7 to 10 for the servicemen." ' That is the best time many of them have to call; SOUTHWESTERN BEll TELEPHONE COMPANY CHEVROLET • *•' • "" -. : -- -• •-* Dealer Says: "ff's doubly * • 4 important to you to get this Double Service feature-NOW!" "^4°^ ^e. ,-- "• ISr, ' O// '<V. ''Hi '" ''-K^n. """«,. S* ^>A/7 J - v^t Come in for these _ < C: ^VS^ •o^c 4 ^' "%," "*••'.„ f CHEVROLET/ '. BUS; MORE iftto iXt< VHtTOKY: Loy Eich Chevrolet Co. Bprlng and Summer T U N K - U P Save (jiisolitte . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Pcrformancel T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Df»ler P»rti A Service (21 V, A«h P(i«n« Z1ZZ WANTED Bring Your Leftover SOYBEANS to Us. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 West Main Flumes 85fi—857 CHSCKASAW^ West Main Near 21st SI. Sal, starts 12:45; Sim. siarls 1:45 Nlelil shows 5:15 li.vrcpl Monday, opens CMS Continuous shows Sal. and Sun. L;ist Time Today "KING'S ROW" with Ann Sheridan ft Itobcrt Cuiiimings Universal News S1IOKT: "Soldiers In While" 301 W. Walnut Phone 578 Blythevllle, Ark Tuesday BUDDY NITE 2 Tickets For {lie I'rlcc of 1 "THE REMARKABLE ANDREW" will, Irian Dmilcry & William Hnhlen Leon Krrtil Comedy NEW THEATRfc Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEES Saturday & Sunday at 1 Lust Time Today "BUFFALO BILL" with Maureen O'Hara & Joel Mcttca, Fox News & Short Tuesday "THE WHISTLER' wilh Kicliaril Di.v bKKIAI. anil H1IOKT Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Monday Nighl. ONE SHOW ONLV 'Salute To The Marines' with Wallace Uccry * Fay Kaintcr Paramount News Short ' 00 Tuesday PAL NITE 'Spitfire 7 i Short f.cslie Howard & David Nlvcn Selected Slioris

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