The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 6, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 6, 1947
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,,4* BLTTHEVTLLE • (AKK.)' COURIER NEWS r SATURDAY, DECEMBER. «, 194T Underdog Joe Walcott Battles Heavyweight Champ 15 Rounds But Falls to Capture the Crown fy Una H. reirtttn tnlt«4 Frew BporU Editor ifKW YOJRX, Dee. (. (U P.)—Boxing left anothw b«d tut* tn »h« nouth at tta tunt todiy, but thl« on« figured to help the Industry imthw th»n hurt Jt ' ' 'fat when It Is air added up, th'« fight last night in which Joe Louli, by » disputed decision! retained lit* world's heavy championship •Vainst the challengeOf Jersey Joe Walcott assured »2,000,000 gat* for a rematch next Summer. * There have been only two of :thesf in boxing history—the second 'Dempsey-Tunney fight, at Chicago 'in'1927 and the Louis-Billy Conn '•battle at Yankee Stadium In 1946 Awaiting the Gun —and,-that another boul between these ivo ring-elderly Negroes would do just as well was without. question. And'there was no taint to those proijxcts either. In other words, no one for a'moment, /ell that Louis last -night carried Walcott to make a'.return'match a profitable proposition. On th« other liand, he hnd almost moie iie could do to keep the most valuable 'title In sports, As a matter of fact,, most of the record 18,194 fans who saw the bout thought Walcott had won and so did the majority of sports writers at ringside. DecMon Disputed The decision was so disputable that the New York Slate Athletic tcclc Bulldogs Arrange 11-Go me Cage Schedule Sleele, Mo., Dec. 6—The SLeele iigh School Bulldogs will face a 1-game schedule for the 1941-48 asketbnll season It was announced esterdny by Coach Carl Rlchard- in, • ' The Bulldogs opened play two vccks ntfo with an exhibition game gainst an Alumni team and will ncct Warden In the season'* cur- aln raiser Tuesday night. Coach Rlchnrdbon aUtcd that his quad of 14 men was holding daily workouts In preparation for the opening of the scnson. Every member of the squiul Is young and Inexperienced, he said, but have displayed lost of speed and huslel In pre- Signs of the Times I Commission, through it chairman Eddie Eagan, even entertained ar official protest from Walcott, nm will hold a-hearing' Monday «l .which a reversal of the verdict U possible. It would be prccedciv •haltering to reverse the verdic and the chances are against it, bu ' ak least, whatever the outcome, n< breath 'of scandal ever will be at Inched to the fight For there wasn't even a whispe of > posible "fix" like in the Jak Lamotta-Bllly Fox fight in No vember. and neither the dlstrlc attorney, nor the commission wi have to investigate this one Ilk they have some others. Neither was j there any- suspicion of attempted j bribery, which cost Middleweight Champion Rocky Grazinno his boxing license In New York stale and started a wave of investigations and crusades which left the future of trie fight Industry hanging on the ropes. It took the drawing power of an old pro, Joe Lout* himself, to bring out th* fans last night and give them a ihow that made them forget all of the. unpleasantness nnd disrepute which has fnllcii to tho light* game in recent months. , ftf Displays Injured Hand f It »»s far from the Louls^of old, ' but it was plain aVniglit and day that Joe wasn't in there trying to carry another Negro as old as he is—33 years. He was win. He gave the best he had and in the judgment of Referee Ruby Goldt stem »nd the judges, Frank Forbes ' and t*arty Monroe, it was Just enough. It was their decision which eourited unless, of'course, the commission sees fit to reverse it. Joe wasn't ,trjlng to alibi when IM told reporters in ther dress in i loom that : he broke his right ham in the fifth round. He was disgustec with his performance because i was' the first time-In his long and honorable ring career that he ever ' won a bout in which there was any question of the winner. 'He didn't like it; neither dl WValcott. So it all adds up to tha $2,000£00 return go and a big sitrl .«{ relief Ipr boxing which saw h this fight, despite its afthermatl a return to normalcy—a return t the honesty and. esteem .in which the game always had been held with few exceptions. And those exceptions had been mounting in re- sen.son drills. The .schedule follows: Dec. 9-Wardell, there. Dec. 12-BnigK City, her*. Dec. IG-Deerlng, there. Dec. 19-Wardell, here.' Jan. 2-Cooter, there. Jan. 6-Mnlesus, Tenn., here, Jan. 9-BrnggadocIo, here. (Homecoming) Jan. 13-Hollnnd, there. Jan. 16-Dcerlng, v hcrc. Jan. 20-23-Wardell Invitational Tournament. Demo ret Leads Gojfdom's Best n Orlando, Fla. ORLANDO, Fla;. Dec. 6. (UP) — Immy Demnrel. lending money- -Innor nmong profasslonnl golfers ills ycnr, trained his sights on an*her big prize today as he moved ito the third round of the $10.000 )rlnndo golf tournament with a iie-st-roke lead on a two-round core of 135. Dcmaret, golfdom's flashiest Iresser. was closely trailed In this irst even on the PGA's winter pro- ram by three players, <each of I'hom hud 136. They were one-armed Ed Fingol, Pontiac., Mich., amateur Prank Strnnnhnn of Toledo, O., the Canadian and western Open 3hnmpton; and Pete Cooper, Polite Vedra, Fin. Tlie round that put front was a four-under-pa Grappler Booked for Monday Night EddEe Williams, a near-200 pound rapplcr from Hollywood, Calif., vill make his initial appearance bc- ore a Blythcv.lle audience Monday light when he teams with Floyd •Red" Byrd In the M-minule time mib tag match feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling program. Opposing Williams and Byrd will > the two younger brothers of :hc famoius wrestling Welch family, Lester and Jack. This will be the Blythcville fan's first opportunity to see these two brothers perform as a team. Williams, a veteran of 2500 or more matches, has wrestled in every section of the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico, However this Is his first appearance in this circuit. His partner, Byrd is an oldtimcr to local fans and his opponents ai p e two lop favorites of Promoter Mike Meroney's rmg. All four of these ginpplers will weigh-in almost equal with neither team varying "over five-pounds in weight. In the two one-fall preliminary matches which will precede the : main event Byrd will tangle with 1 Lester Welch and Williams will mix with brother Jack. Subiaco Defeats North Little Rock Team Chicks Licked VVini Way to Finals In State Competition (By United Press) The eyes of the Arkansas football •orld were turned toward El Do- ado today where the Oil City Wildcats clash the second time this eason with the I.ltlle Rock Tigers The game will decide which team will meet, Subiaco Academy In the late Double A final next week. Subiaco flashed Us way to a 6 to 0 vic- ory over Tavored North Little Rock last night. The Blythevllle Chicks, District 1 winners, earlier In the season defeated Subiaco 1 to • on (he Subiaco lirldlron. and then lost (0 the Little Hock Tiger* 16 in 6 In the first tame of the playoffs I for the state championship. ' El Dorado battled Little Rock to R nothing to nothing lie earlier this, season to break the Tigers' string of 10 victories. The Union. County team, however, dropped a 6 to 0 decision to Canidcn last week. A sell-out crowd of 10.000 or more —a record for a gnine in El Dorado —was expected to see this afternoon's encounter which will be aired over a network of Arkansas stations. In lad night's headline attraction, Alvin Hoffman scored a touchdown Christmas Trees I I Holly ft Mistletoe \ 1 Cedars—Any Size |Speelal Prlc« U Business Firms, \ ?., Churches and Schools \ P/oc« Your Order Now! \ I Morelond's \ ^ MUSIC STORE I |Phone «m 315 So. 2nd •=2 IT'S TIME TO' EAT ""RUSTIC INN New Hours: 11 a.m. til 12 p.m Concrete Tile Sewer Tile Sl/ti 4, « and » Inch Culvert Tile Sir*. It, 12, 15, II, 21, Zi, and M Inch A. H. WEBB Hwy, 61 at 8UI* I.ln* Phone » early in the first quarter for Subiaco, and the team protected its lehd by controlling the ball most of the remainder of the game-. Eugene Blenden took the kEckoff for North Little Rock on his own 20 yard line but fumbled and lost the ball to John Whlrcn orv his 25. Hoffman scored on the fourth play from his six. The attempted conversion was missed. In the class A semi-finals last night, Forrest City ran roughshod over Booncvllle 32 to 7, and Magnolia eked out a 19 to 12 decision over Paragould. Forrest City and Magnolia will battle for the Class A title next week. Dcrmott eliminated McCrbry In last night's only semi-final game in Class B, and won the right to meet Atkins In the final game. Atkins went Into the title match with a 20 to 6 victory over Parkin Thursday night. Try Us For Fine Foods * NEW if and Used Electric MOTORS Suited (o an)' use. Come in 1/30 to l'/ 2 horse power sizes. Supply Is Not Unlimited Medlin & Lane ELECTRIC 120 S. First COMPANY Phone 2180 1 Take your pick of peaks, says Dolly Pike, scanning signs of the times in Banff National Ptvrk, Alberta, Canada, where the skier has 1 a wide choice of mountain terrain, above timber line, on £rcsh oowucred.snow. ' on h. 1 the second round yesterday, which, was marked by a brilliant 32 on the out nine. He hit his peak with an • eagle three on the 411-yard fourth hole. Ed Oliver, and Dutch Harrison, both of Uttle Roclc had scores of 140. Former's Tip Helps Secret Service • • ^ ' - . _ . To Smash Big Counterfeit Ring cent, months until the champ took over. It wasn't In the books, on his record and performances, that he ever should be involved iii a questionable boiil. But today he (inns himself in that position—yet It is to the good, rather than to the detriment of boxing. The arrival of twins is such a. rare event in Uganda that the occasion !s made a festival. CHICAOO, Dec. «. (UP) — Seret service agents announced to- iay that they have broken up the lation's largest counterfeiting ring ,s result of a tip turned In by a llstrustful fanner who was paid or a Thanksgiving turkey In bogus noney. , -' Harry D. Anheier, chief of the icret Service here, said the ring's members printed $600,000 In fake ive, 10 and 20 dollar .bills and •scattered them among "passers" across the country. He said it was the largest counterfeiting plot since 103*, when "Count" Victor Lnstig brought millions of dollars in counterfeit currency wtlh him from Europe. Five leaders of the gang have been Eirrosted, he said. The secret service rcleiiscd its announcement this morning after Minor League Officials End Miami Meeting MIAMI, Dec. 6. (UP) — Minor league moguls left this peninsular paradise today after winding up one of their busiest conventions, and in the wake of all the excitement came the inexcapable conclusion that all sections of the United States eventually will have big league baseball. The feeling—and it was genera' yesterday. They pleaded Innocent — was that the current major and the case wns continued until i league structure operates for the Dec. in to "give authorities time to fnns asjif there \vere still 13 colo- piece together conspiracy. .the details of the nies instead of 4« states. Minor league cHlb presidents, Those nirnliiBcd were Peter Kli- ninny of whom hare close conncc- kas, 47, Minns Constantino Aretos, ! tions - with major league teams, j 43, Vito D'Agostino, 32, nnd John j did not hesitate to speak out n- Brennaii, 47, They were charged gainst what they called i monopoly '" warrants with conspiracy to established at| the turn of the "entral in Memphis Licks League Champs MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 6. (UP) — Memphis Central today held a 14-0 victory over.prep league champion South side in a post season same here last night before a near- record 28,000. The benefit game, sponsored by Shelby County Political Leader E. H. Crump, for the blind, turned ia favor of the Central Warriors with two blocked kicks. A .thwarted boot by South Side in the third play of the game gave Central the bull. Central's first play, n pass from Herman Billings to end Cecil Smith, was good for the goal line distance. The same Central combination clicked in the second period after another blocked kick. Less than one month ago, the Central team held the champion South Side scrappers to a 0-0 tie to spoil a defeiUlcss record. RADIO REPAIR 1 AND 2 DAY SERVICE ON ANY MAKE OR MODEL. RELIABLE WORKMANSHIP. PHONE 2642 We call for and Deliver FRED CALLIHAN Electrical Appliance Co. Authorized Motorola Radto Sales and Service IDS South First St. FOR ELECTRIC WORK *Call 2397* —FOR— • Bob Powell • T. W. 'Hop' Neil We specialize in house wiring, farm wiring, motor repair and appliance installation. BOB'S Electric 500 N. Fifth St. Klytheville, Ark. make, possess and pass counterfeit j century. and Aretos, nn ex-convict, ( nlrcncly faced prosecution for alleged activity in tho sugar black; market Klikas was held on Sl,000| bond. b'Agostino on $2.000, Aretos on $3,000 nnd Brennan on $7,500. Another member of the ring, George Kannkns, 32, was arrested earlier nnd already had been arraigned. The nnme of the farmer who trapped them wns withheld, the ex-convict named Joe Moschlano, , sccrc t service snirt. because it was Here's Savings to You on All Farm Machinery Repair! Our Free Estimate Saves You Money — You Know What You Pa>. Why take chances on amateur work and overcharge when, farm machinery needs repair? Here at Delta, we give estimates beforehand, thus eliminating approximations of cost. We tell you point blank how much the repair bill will be. No "extras" added.on to your bill. Now's the time to overhaul your traclor and other farm equipment. ; If your name isn't on our advance schedule list, please see us =oon fc>r an estimate. Tlien you won't run the risk of getting caught in a last minute rush! the fifth member of the gang, an was arrested at his home on Chicago's West Side. Moschinno, 42. who also goes by the alias Joe Moosh. was aroused by Secret Service agents at 4 a.m. Dicy searched his home and foiuid S350,00fl In bogus bills stuffed be- ,wecn the walls In his garage. Anheier said agents already had recovered $60,000 of the fnko money when today's cache wai found. He said about $200.000 more Is still floating around the country In the hands of "passer*" for liie gang Innocent citizens who were duped Into taking the bills as payment on merchandise. Moschiano will' be arraingcd today before U. S. Commissioner Edwin K. Walker. Four men were arrested previously and nrralugcd before Walker feared that others associated with the ring, might seek revenge. Hungarian Proposes Universal History BUDAPEST, Hungary (UP)—A proposal to compile in one or two volumes the story of every nation of the world as told by its own representative' has been made by Endr'e Hevcsl, editor of the weekly foreign policy organ. Uj Mngyar- He thinks such n book would further InlcrnntiArml understanding. F.very nntion would lei! in not more than five to six pagers and as many photogrnphs what is Its-way of life, its idenls, its accomplishment sand the role It Is willing Late Enemies to Hear Singing "Commercials" CLEVELAND (UP)—The conquered German nnd Japanese radio iistners are going to get some of their lessons in democracy by singing "commercials." That v>'as revealed here by Richard Pnck, special events director of station WNEW in New York. He said the station is translating nto Germnn nnd Japanese its "little songs about big things" which extol the virtues of tolerance and dcmocrncy. The transcriptions, he snid, will be made avallnble to the War Department for broadcast over the foreign stations. Razorhacks to Have Special Train to Bowl FAYETTEVIL.1.B, 'Ar., Dec. 8 (UP> Head University of Arkansas football coaclv John Earnhill says the Razorbacks will benefit materially from the scheduling of a special Dixie Bowl train by the Frisco railroad. The train will arrive at Birmingham on the morning of Dec. 31, thus giving Arkansas an opportunity to work out in the Dixie Bowl on the afternoon before the game. The scheduling of the special was announced by Clark Hungcrlord, president ol the Frisco Lines. It will leave Faycttcville 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30. and arrive' at Birmingham 11:50 am. Dec. 31. Damp rtel. a* • resuh of Ihin ihocs and soles. Invites bad coliK. Protect your and V°ur chlldrm'n health by kecpln« ahoei In eood repair. *« us- ^ H-fl LTCRS QUHLITY SHO€ SHOP IZI W. M H I N ST. FOR SALE Concrete Building Blocks Aquella Water Proofing Paint 12-48 inch CONCRETE CULVERTS plain or reinforced Osceola Tile and CULVERT CO. We Deliver Phone 691 play In world co-operation. 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