The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 17, 1946
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EIGHT BLTI'HEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Canny-Roberts Mahnen Licked • Legion Tag Match Won by Leo Newman And Carlos Rodriquez Gaining both victory and revenue. Leo ;i T ewmpji nnil Carlos Rod- liquez pinned Bill Canny and Red Roberts In two out of Ihree falls last night- In the Legion Arena. After kicking, slugging and slam- rrdng their way through two hectic falls, vvriining one and losing Wie, Newman nnri nodrlque/. found what they were looking for in the punch-laden third fall. Using the same head-lock anrt slugging combination that proved lethal to him tt jnonth ago on the same card, Leo Newman beat on Red Robert's skull uritil ho drew blood. Although bloodshed last night was paltry compared with the amount let by Leo at Bill canny's hands in their frncas a month agg. it was enough to satisfy the revenge-hungry Newman. pcferce. Mike Mcroncy was parted from liis trousers In the opening minutes of the third lall as Canny took advantage of a five- innn Ircc-for-all to rip them all but o!f, revealing Mike's lorcsight- cdness In the form of a pair of green wrestling trunks. Newman Iqtcr aided Canny in a firm! pass at Mike that reduced hI 5 haberdashery to shreds. Aside from another live-man tangle, the third fall consisted mainly of a major assault against Red Roberts with both Newman qnd Rodriquez taking turns at buffeting Red around the ring with fists and knees. Robert's balding cranium was the target for most of their blows. After about 10 minutes of rough usage. Roberts was out on his feel. Leo finished him o/f by virtually a knock-out. Koberls First to Go With Roberts out or the way, alternating slugfests between Canny and Newman and Canny and Roririquez occupied the remaining lime until the Latin followed up a telling-blow with a crab hold '"'JonesborO to P/OV cop the winning fall for him and ' Newman l n 15 minutes. Setting up their victory, Newman and Rodriquez spent, a rough 10 !iiinutes winning the second fall. Partners came and went rapidly, but most of the battle found the two winners working over Red Roberts. Roberts' hefty hulk made lour flying trips across the ring, twice tossed by leo and twice by Carlos. Roberts was about to lake the upper hand when his opponents switched and Rodriguez charged in. Red leaped for the Latin and missed. In his quickest move In weeks,-Carlos caught Roberts in a drop toe hold and forced him to withdraw from the fight. The remainder of this fall was highlighted by a side match between Referee Meroney and Bill Canny. Objecting to on order to break, Canny slapped the referee. Mike promptly slapped him back. Canny started after Mike. Mike squared off anrt dropped Canny with a neat right. Rodriquez kicked Canny around and shortly pinned him with a double jack-knife lo end the fall. Canny, however, joined by Roberts, was still intent on doing bat- He \vith the referee. Failing to out- glare him, Roberts charged Mike. But Mike sidestepped and Roberts broke out in n quick retreat. Canny worked hard on his "skull- cracker" hold in the first fall but found it to no avail, and he was a,ble little with Newman. Leo returned later to stagger Roberts with an uppcrcut, in preparation for which he wound up like he intended lo knock Red's licad out from'between his cars. Carlos added to the slugging treatment and Billy Evans Accepts Post With Detroit MEMPHIS, Tcivn., Dec. 17. (UP) William G. (Billy) Evans, whose 22 years as a major league umpire earned him a place In baseball's hall of fame, resigned last night as president of the Southern Base.- ll Association to become executive vice president of the Detroit Tli-'crs at an undisclosed salary. Reports said however that the popular Evans might be paid as high as $35,COO annually. Shortly before his resignation Walter O. Briggs. president of the Detroit Biscball company had an- LOiniced Evans appointment to'suc- cccd George M. Trainman, who resigned recently to become a minor league czar. The 62-year-old Evans is expected to leave here for Detroit within a few days to sign his contract and confer with Tiger officials. As president of the Southern, Evans was said to be the second highest paid minor league officl t He earned an estimated $22.(roO this year from salary and commissions. Kvans guided the league through uncertain war years to all-time attendance records. His contract as association head was to have continued in force until Dec. 1, 1048. but 'the loop's board of directors , complied with his request that he be released lo enable him to "consider" Brlggs' offer, made last Saturday. Evans served eight years as genera] manager of the Cleveland Indians and six years as farm manager of the Boston Red Sox before coming South. League dirclors plan to meet In Birmingham, Ala.. Jan. 15 to consider and name Evans' successor. Possible successors to Evans as president, include Larry Gilbert, manager nml part onwer of the Nashville Vols; Bill Terry, former player, manager and executive of the New York Giants; Earl Mann, president of the Atlanta Crackers; and Sports Writers Zipp Newman. Birmingham News; Freddie Russell. Nashville Banner; and Ed Danc- fortli. Atlanta Journal. Memphis Cage Team MEMPHIS, Tcnn.. Dec. 17. (UP) —The Jonesboro. Ark., Hiph School quintet, usually one of Arkansas' (op baskclball teams, invades Memphis toniuht for n game with Messick HiKli. Leo returned to continue until Roberts was staggering about, the •ing. Newman Kllmlnalrd Roberts later tried trussing Mike up In his corner with n towel, but Two Blytheville Teams Enter Cage To'u moment Grand Jurors Act Quickly On Bribe Offer TUKSDAY, DKCKAJJJKU 17, The IJtylhcvllle Senior Girls nnd Ihc Chicks' "11" CUBITS win participate in a four-clay invitational tournament beginning lonlyht ali NEW YORK. Dec. 17 6:30 with Slmwncc School playing iilim, wuvy-halrcd Alvln host to seven other (cams. ... Osccoln. Girls meet the Wilson (UPy - Girls' si-xtcl in Ihe opening Ka'nei liiiberv tonight. The Blythevlllc squads plii v | iciimtu lornorrow night. Semi-finals will; I,.,H ,.|. be played 'J'hurstlay night nnd alfsl play-offs will be staged day night. First and second place tro| will be awarded In both boys girls divisions and another trophy will be awarded lo the team displaying the most, sportsmanship. Drosidwiiy enmblcr and Indies man Indicted yesterday on two counts of in connection of with an at*y's pro rout - LSI/ Stresses Defense For Razofback Game BATON nOUGS, La.. Dec. 17. Gosnell Cagers to Play Coofer Teams Tonight The Oosncll Pirates and Plratctti's fenslvc plays against known Ark iinsas strategy, The Tigers nearcd tojj form In preparing for liieir Cotton Bow] clash with the Razor- bucks, Duke Speck and Vander T. Ury-, ant will referee the tourney. Games start at G:30 each night. Schedule for the first two nights of elimination play follows; peeled to enter his plea at a hrw- Ing loday. Aroused law enforcement official;, that Paris Is merely a lor a rich and powerful New Jersey gambling syndi- i rate, whisked- Him through the legal 'S *ron[mar,"' i UP) Coach Hcrnie Moore appear-1 Journey to Cooler, Mo., for \\ double- oil satisfied today wltii LSU's dc- j header there tonight. Coach J. K. Harris today announced the rjtum of Gene PerKin, recently discharged from the Army, to the Pirn I? cage squad. A senior this year, Pei'kln played forward on Gosnell'i 1U-H team. Probable starling line-up for the Pirates Includes White and r.wuin. forwards: C. Harris, center; W. Harris and Ford, guards. Probable starters for the Gosnc'l Kirls are Grimes. Bcvill and Wisdom, forwards; Brown. IJolln ;md Conner, guards. \vork. The only comment Barnhill has to offer on L. S. U. is that the Tigers can be considered one of the lop teams in the nation, and with this understanding, the task ahead Is one both the staff and players renll/; will bo major ob- .staclc to hurdle. . In near-record time. The grand Jury was in scssinn only a few hours as It heard tcsl:- inoay by Frank Pilchock and M.-rlc Hapes, stnr New York Giant b.\'.-k.;. One cinint of llic Indictment soeri- Osceola Girls vs. Wilson Girls, 'ieil attempted bribery of Hopes' and Slmwnec Hoys vs. I^punla Hoys, the oilier count listed Fllclnxrk. Shawncc Girls vs. I.rpunto Girls.! In a confession signed Suiiii.v Osccola Boys vs. Wilson Hoys. I morning, Purls said he wanted il-.'c Wednesday night ' players to n-.;.-.:e sure the GUiits 'HlyHtevlllL- Girls vs. Luxii-ii Girls.'lost to the Chicago Bears by miji" Manila Hoys vs. Uycss Hoys. than 10 points. He said the "fix" Manila Giris vs. Dyess GUIs. | was his own idea. Chicago wo-i M Blythcvllle "K" Boys vs. L'.ixora to 14. Bo >' 5 - I So s|)L'L'dlly was Paris amijwd ' I after the Indictment that his ;.'.- toruey had no time to prepiiro a plea, so Judge Francis Valentc ordered Hi!; gambler held wltli»'it bull and postponed hearing until Pesky Shuns $45,000 Offer ir; From Mexico BOSTON, DC;. 17. i U PI— Johnny Pesgy. star shortstop ol the Boston Red Sox. was determined today lo continue as 11 major-league player and to pass up the Mexican League's offer of a $13,CCp contract and a free vacation for himself and his wile. Pesky, Interviewed upon his return from a visit to his lamily's home in Portland. Ore., spiked all rumors that he might leave the Red Sox. "I'm going to write to Jor^e Pnstiucl within Ihc next few days and tell him the whole thing's on," Pesky said. "It was nice of him to ofier to pay our vacation expenses, but I'm not Boiui; to lake it." Pasquel and his brothers, operators oi the Mexican Lvalue, have been trying to sign Pesky and his teammate .Ted Williams for several months. Williams, American L'jaKiic runs-batted-in champion, recently said he was "not interested" joining the Mexican League. Tu/arce Coach Pleased NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 17. (UP) — Coach Henry Fnika wati-hed his Tulane in a fast, light drill which Included a ID-minute Barnhill Readies Razorbacks for Tussle With' L.S.U FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.,—Tile bowl fever will strike the Porkers with n high temperature with the opening of practice this 'week when Conch BarnhiH opens the major drive on the route to Dallas where L. S. U. and the Razorbacks battle on New Year's day before more than 50,000 spectators. The coaching staff Intends to throw everything in the book at their Coach George Cole, who is the official chart and cliaK- ram man, spent the past vices planning L. S. U. plays and otherwise organizing the week's schedule of hard work. Coach narnhill. who has met I-,. S. U. in ten pi'cvious cngiL^e- lucnts before taking over his duties here, is well acquainted with Coach Bcrnlc Moore, and the same is true with Moore in BarnhuTs operation. The fact that L. S. U. was not scouted this season means little difference to the masterminds here. It is certain that Harnnili knows Ihc score nncl is well prepared to Bive the porkers a rugged week's t oulv resulted in giving I-Tcwmnu ' yesterday nwl said that his players and Rodriguez an opportunity to collectively stomp Cannv. Newman and Roberts followed with n slt,\i- ping and kicking session until Red dropped on Leo to elcminatc htm. . Canny niul Roberts then took turns knocking the Latin about the ring. Canny's heavy fist did the most damage, dropping Rodr(t|ucz and lowing Canny lo follow up with a crab hold to complete Ihc first full w in for him and Robeils in 20 minutes. When lii s pununcllng or Newman's brow failed to bring the expected results, canny spent the remainder of the Reml-v;U«l\m punishing Leo's left arm with stomp hammer-locks and body slams. After dropping Newman on his worked-over arm several limrs. Canny forced him to concede the bout under pressure of a slomp- hainmer lock lo win in seven minutes. Alter 10 minutes of fast give- and-take, embellished by considerable slugBlnu. kicking with knees and biting. Roberts won the opening match with a surf-board hold on Rodriqucz. were in "excellent shape" for game ag-.Mnsl the University Southern California Saturday. ot Wear an air of Gatanterie in your social life! It's Ihe subtle spirit of masculinity captured by Beau Brum- ntell in five essential toiletries for men. You'll earn your wife's or sweetheart's ,waise in your new CURTIS snots. Women know style. They like CURTIS' smooth smart styling. 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Dec. 17. <UM -Bcb- by Dodd. head football coach at Georgia Tech. admitted today that he was "Interested" In the head coaching Job at Baylor university. Dodd spent yesterday conferring with Baylor Athlcli: Director Ralph Wolf and several members of the athletic council. Wolf said the council would meet soon to appoint 'a replacement for PratiK Kimliromsli, who resigned after directing Baylor Instantly relief from head cold dis- lo a single victory iliirin" the uast tress starls to come when you put a season """"= <•»*• i | llu|( , Va . t ,. 0 .,, o i j n eai-h nostrii. Also i _it helps prevent many colds from-developing if used In time! Try It 1 ' Dou«tf.Durr HOSE CHOPS WORKS FAST RIGHT WHERE TROUSLE 151 CHICK THEATRE "Where Happiness Costi So Little" WEEKDAYS Box Office Opens 0:45 p.m. Show atarta 7:0* Tuesday "THE CONSPIRATORS" with J'niil Ilcnreid and lied)' I.amarr Also Slmrts Wednesday & Thursday IKHIBLJo FEATURE "Caribbean Mystery" Hilll Jatncs Dunn &: Sheila IC.vitn "The Very Thought of You" willi l>cnnis Mor^n, I.eini 1'itrkrr "/orro's BJuck ^^ ^ hip 1 ' ('Iiaplcr Also Shorts Follow directions in package. New Theate| X( Manila's Finest J. shows I;VI:RV NIGHT • Matinee Saturday & Sunday ';* Box Opens Week Days 7:0(1 p.m.* Kat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Bhawfn 1 ' 'G. Tuesday I. WARBRiDES" ivith Anna Alsn Shorts Wednesday & Thursday ' "Faithful in My Fashion' with Torn Drake ' Short Subjerts Open 6:30 p.m.; Show Starts 7 n. SHOP An intimaU: ;iml culorful Ijat'k^i'otnul for ilu< distinctive lountfc-wcar creations of KOYAI,. I;c;'c. you'll sco robes for gentlemen who own utjhings. Indoor leisure wear for men with a ta.ste fw fiisliion in their aflcrhours apparel. Bold, imaginative, or (|tiict ami subdued, here, in the ROYAL Kobe Shop is Lounge Wear with a new and distinctly fresh approach to relaxation. $19.95 to $47.50 Robes Tailored by Royal R. D. Hughes Tuesday 1'AL NIGHT "THE SOUTHERNER" vvilU Xui-hary Scott and Betty VieM Serial: "Who Is Ouilty?"; Shoits Wednesday K Thursday Joe Ptilookcs, Champ" with l.cnn Krrijl, Joe Kirkw I, Ll.YM: Knr»x and Joe , Louis, World Heavyweight Champion. News of the Day Also .Shorts THEATRE Manila, Ark. Lust Time Today ffe KNOWLES HOYT ' ItKO Nous anil Cartoon Wednesday & Thursday "High School Hero" with l-rcflilic Stewart ;ui(l .Time Prcisscr News A: Short

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