The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 21, 1945 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 21, 1945
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PAGE EIGHT ' BLYTHBViLLE COUllIKK NI^VVS Allen, Bennett Stage Comeback Defeat Gus Wisbar And Floyd Byrd At Legion Arena Here ;Wreitling, as unveiled nt the local Legion arena under. the guidance of Promoter Mike Meroiiey, is fnst becoming In the class of baseball (is the unpredictable sport. For instance, take Monday night's thrilling and exciting show as exhibit A, Roy (Egghead) Allen, the kicking nit 1st, and George (The Biter) Bennett defeated Gus Wis- bar and Floyd Byrd in one ot the most sensational comebacks in history of Legion promoting. The triumph, deserved and well earned, came as H complete nnd sudden surprise lo the packed house. Everything pointed to the opposite. In fact, there was every Indication of n deal) sweep for the Wfs- bar-Eyrd combine. They had swept to straight victories'In the preliminaries, and eked out a smashing win in 25 hard fought, rugged minutes of toil for nn edge In the tar- match. Then Allen and Bennett got going. Working In perfect harmony they let go with n MHz assault that swept to straight'falls to win the feature attraction and gain the major laurels of the evening much to tlie satisfaction of tlie customers who seemed to favor the ultimate winners: Comedy Enlivens Contest The show, one of the fastest nnd a combination slugfcst and science, carried a lion's -share of comedy which helped to keep action at n high pitch. The funniest bone tickler came during the battle for the first tag match fall. Byrd got Allen's head In his vise-like arm during . an exciting moment, signaled to Wisbar who was standing on the ring apron, then started dashing across where the Dutchman wax. Just before Floyd, arrived Gus extended his head inside the ring, meeting Allen hcnd-on. Roy was kayoed as the fans went wild. DOPE BUCKET n j. r. NAVY IN BUSINESS Did you know that lhc United States Navy Is In business? , . . Yes, yes, I know they are in the business of turning out fighting bluejackets, but had you heard they were In the oil business . . . It's Inie ... A recent, letter from Emll Damon, .seaman first class, • reveals the extent of this business nnd some of the details us follows: Emll Damon, S 1-c U. S. N. Pel. Ri'.s. No. 1, Box 77, Tujiman, Calif. Dear J. I'.: Here Is a copy of the first Navy paper here, with its new name (The Elk Illller), which I don't personally like . . . But if you will lake lime lo read (he names of our visitors no doubt you will find among Hie list some "who are quite prominent In the news lo- tliiy . . . (Emll refers parlicularly oJ Capt. W. O. (Bill) Oiecmnn, director of Naval Petroleum Reserves; E. V. rzac, chairmnn of the House Naval Affairs Committee; J. I*. Whittcn, (Miss) of tlic Naval Appropriations Committee, and others) . . . Tlie Navy has only scratched Ihis oil reserve, and Is now putting on a show for Congress trying to get more appropriation to develop the rest of this field, I am happy to say lhat the Navy has done the Impossible by proving to Congress- that the money that already has been alloted to this oil reserve !ins been well spent . . . Production Is Ibree months . ahead of schedule here now and | out ol 147 new wells drilled by I Navy only two of them are dry • holes . . . The New York Herald Tribune and the Ncwi York Times . were among the larger papers who •cnrciGiitRtlvcs (o cover this meeting ... It is real- was. Allen who was again knocked out, falling off the apron to the concrete floor. Allen Backs Down Just n few moments later Bennett again hooked Wisbar with a headlock and indicated to Allen to get set for the "Casey Jones Special No. 2." But Roy rentgucd, holding liis unihatched dome that showed unmistakable signs of n terrific bruise. Wisbar used the cement-like qualities, of his head to soften up his foes for the first tag match ftill after 25 minutes. Allen was the first to go and was follo\ved in short order by Bennett. After that the show was practically over for Wisbar and Byrd. Allen and Bennett began to oUcl, turning on the .heat with coordinated effect. They evened the score in-11 minutes. Wisbar Wages Fishl With their victims still reeling under the terrific pounding, inain- 1 have charge of our new Rcc- •cation Hall arid when something ike tills comes up every one has some extra work to do ... Tills ;lme I hnd a very pleasant job . . I was the "bar tender", and :hc experience I got from work- jig for E. B. Chitwood made the iob easy for me ... No foolin". here was plenty to drink, but no one got drunk . .,. There was too niicli business to attend lo. Tills field was set aside as a *Javy oil reserve under President Howard Tiit . . . Then the smart boys in the "Tea-Pot Oil Dome" sold drilling rlghls lo several oil companies . . . First wells were RIGHT Jjpf IT HURTS ^rtrl;?o6feo£ ftie^Sjlriei |^m;(h^i^^l^d«yoJ! : -Poiri;,.>;;. Tbe big idea is that you want to fed better. When pain cases, your mind eases. You get rest ibal means deliverance. So use something that gets nt the pain. C-2223 brings you paia-rcUeving help. Now you will feel as good a: others who cnioy ils help, loo. 6oc, ani! $i. Caution: Use only as directed. Firsi boltk purchase price refunded if you are not satisfied. Today, get C-i ly the kangaroo kick that carried plenty of weight and power, Allen and Bennett went right to 'work in the third and deciding fall. They carried the fight from the opening tell and it paid olf. Byrd was Ihc first to succumb, and he didn't have a chance ns Roy and George kept him at bay and poured on the coal. Wisbar went down, but with all guns .blazing. .For n moment it up pea rod ji^ : If he iwaulcl [iull. llie,-.vlc- iory $iUt!.; p I',tli6 : fire \willv'' UlsA 1 1 c'i oils bills,'but couldn't cope against the pair. Gus opened the flue program b.v dropping Bennett in 10 minulcr with a scries of kangaroo kicks after blasting him witli a volley of rights and lefts. Byrd kept clca: of Allen's lamed Icct lo sniuc hii with a surf board in seven minutes of fierce going in the second curtain raiser. drilled in 1319 and some sill) pro- <lucc . . . President Woodrow Wll- soJi shut the flcJd down again as a Navy Oil Reserve . . . But Con- Eress hfld <cen Hit's field pushed around .so much that Ihcy were n liltlc backward about Iclllnsj even (he Navy slart anything on It ... 'Hie progress that lhc Navy ha.s lade was shown lo our visiting oiifjrcssmcn today beyond any ouht that this field should be 'orked and totcil to Its fullest xlcnl, to find out hoiv imich oil > really In the Navy Reserve No. 1 •IN'DS OIL INTERESTING I hope this oil business has nol ored you ... As a layman In !ie field of oil I find It very in- crcsttni! . . . And, loo, I think Ills is tlie best duly Ibc Navy lias ny place ... We ore all slalloiiMl ear n small lown but the people i'c "grand. Thanks lo you for the swell :ork you do in the "Dope Buck- r." Sincerely, EM1L. An article In lhc Elk Killer callng with the NPE history, re- cnls that Ihe Navy and the landard Oil Company ot Cnll- ornia have entered Into sn agrce- nent . . . The Navy has nomin- led Standard Oil to explore, rospecl, develop <md ojwrate this e.scrve . . . From June 1, 1944 to ? eb. 1., 1945. a total of 145 wells 'inve been drilled, production In- reaslns more than 50,000 barrels f oil daily . . . rt is expected lo each G5.000 barrels j>er day by une 1945 . . . Since this opura- lou was establishes Navy has ftkcn In excess ot 3,000,000 barrels ( crude oil a? Its share . . . Uner linns of the agreement the Navy gels all over 15,000 barrels aily, so It Is to their benefit that hey Increase production. Expects Green Light : or Baseball WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (U.P.)_ lie president of the Nalional x;ague, Ford Prick. Is of the pinion Hint professional baseball vlll operate In 1D45. Flick nnd American League 'resilient Will Harridgc conferred vith War Mobilization Director Byrnes yesterday. After the conference Frlck said: Nothing developed to change my opinion that baseball can operate n 1945." It cnn probably be assumed lhat Byrnes told the two major league c present a tivcs that as long as the liamond sport did not conflict vith the war .effort he saw no cason why it should not continue .11 1945. When Prick and Hnrridgc shoved off for the nation's capitol earlier yesterday it was believed that they went for a specific "yes or no" 'ram Director Byrnes, "yes.'' they could plan on a conUmmllon ot ,Iir; gnme .In ,19i5;.: or. "np".-,they Ms Swamped ty Jonesboro 5 Hurricane Finishes Strong, Score 57-39; Osceolo Girls Win Jone.sboro's Golden Hurricane, nBlni,' a last-period .scoring spree at netted 22 ixjlnts, defeated the 'yUiiivillc Chicks, 57-30, while the' LABORERS URGENTLY NEEDED AT ONCE! GOOD Free Transportation To Job GOOD FOOD AND LODGING ONLY $1.00 PER DAY U.S. Navy ROCKET PLANT AT Carnden, Ark; APPLY AT YOUR NEAREST UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT OFFICE - All Hlrlnr in Accordance With WMC Regulations . We're In Washington mostly lor Information so we'll know where we slnnd and what we can do." It is assumed that the two league prcxics discussed two vital Issues with Byrnes. One. would Irascbail be nllowcd to continue and two, II so, will they be permitted to piny night baseball. As things stand now il looks as (hough baseball lias lhc green light, for 1945, nl least from Director Byrnes. Now (he diamond heads will have to sit back and await dc vclopmeiils on tlie "work or els*. bill." Tf the bill goes through it may strip baseball of all its man- liowcr. including 4-F players and men who are over (lie draft age Lift that MorffMf•! $10 a month irtvMUd In ' a policy now may oo« day hold your famHy fo- 8 other—In their own bom*. R. L. SHERRICK liox 985, Blytheville Vp'«ini;,i» THE MUTUAt lift ISSUANCE COWr ANT «f NtW YOtIC • !, >«•*• Expert Auto Body Repair * * Henry Rhodes, uliom we consld- rr one of the best workmen In Oils area, Is now In charge of our I'aint ,t Body repair shop . . . CALL TJS FOR ESTIMATES. * * Lee Motor Sales 305 E. Main Ph. 519 WUDNICSUAY, FEHUUAHY 21, 1<J,)S lythevlli'; girls lo>t the fiiv,t lo Osccola, 30-23. The were played at the high ..-». jjym here. Sparked by James Sloan, talent! Hurricane forward who scored 9 points, Jonesboro was able lo "''' Ihe lead by slim margins' 1111C ames hool iroiighout Hie game. Lynn Krctch, Chick center, kept ic Chicks in the lead two times (he first quarter, then fouled '< In the second period. ~ Juniors Lose In Tournament Finals, 25-14 Junior high boys who wanted to play basketball had -slim chances of having a team at beginning of ilie year, because of no coach, but Miss Warren Foster took over the Job to make an excellent record, dimawd with tlie team bcins; run- nerup In the Northeast District meet concluded last night at Jonesboro. By virtue of the honor the learn Is invited to participate In the stiitc meet March 1-2 al Jonesboro where district champions and runners up win compete for slate honors. Tlie ijlythcville juniors lost lo Jonesboro. 25-14, last night' after having defeated Paragoiild, 19-17, yesterday morning in a semi-final glllllt'. In games phiyeU Monday, when Die loiirnaineiit r r^ - r f, , , 1 Scorc 13 aiul Dclaplaine lo reach the seini- lints for high point maker among finals. c ' ocn - . .- . Jc Moblcy, cener captain, fouled out in the final . . Jonesboro - irtcr. Osccola Blrls defeated the lociil ils, largely because of the bril- int playing of WilliKc, tall for- ard, who ran up 15 polnls for dividual honors. Bonnie Ball was gli .scorer for Airs. Green's cag- wlth 11 points. GIRLS lytbcvillc (?3) Osccola (:!0) onlcy 8 F Hanks 12 0(!gc 4 F Witliitc 15 all 11 F Fielder 2 foody G Duggcr odwiti G Phillips cay G Johnson Substitutes: Blytheville Bunch, .sceola, Moore ), Jackson, Cal<l- cll. BOYS . Billy Bob Elliott, was chosen a center member of the all-district team nd Gerald Reagan a member of Hie second team selected for the lytliDville •nica.shire -0 ay 13 retell 8 ergUKon ogue 4 Substitutes: (39) F F C O G Jonesboro (57) Sloan 10 Stephens 14 Moblcy 8 llolman 8 Can- Blylhevillc—DcLoni; Johnson 1, D. Cakhvcll, Jones- oro—Him-oii 8, Wood. Referee;. PIckens; Scorer aniDlon; Timekeeper, Gean. B. NE\V YORK.— Bendix claims Ihe eaviest basketball plnycr is Ed litchcll. Formerly of Brown, lie amis six feel four and weighs 50 pounds. WHAT PRICE COTTON For latest developments in cotton, subscribe fo (lie. only cotton newspaper, serving—lhc producer, country merchants, giuners, cottonseed crushers, compress and warehousemen and bankers. 52 issues and International Kcli- liou S4.00, 2 yrs. $1.00 The Cotlon Trade Journal Memphis, Term. Gentlemen: .'c- cuter my subscription to your paper. Name Address Occupation dklrici. The champions had the honor of hnvlji!,' Slovens chosen as most outstanding player In the district. The Biylheville boys an ( ] their feminine coach won much applause from Hie large crowds which iv.ilchecl the youths fight their way lo the finals. Said lo lie the only woman coach of a boys' basketball team In the* country, the boys played their test for her as they fought a bigger, more experienced team which already this season had twice defeated them. Whether they will mil ( 0 enter the state meet was undetermined today. Mrs. W. M. Scruggs and W. li. Nicholson took them to Jonesboro yesterday after Mrs. Charles Criggcr Jr., and W. A. Afflick had taken them for lhc first day's games. It was the Paragoiild game which proved most exciting with the score lied several times ns the Papooses made tlic winning score a second before (he whistle blew. Lineup for lhc semi-final contest was Crigger, B. B. Elliott, Reagan, Moral-land and J. Elliult with Traylor, and Bcsharse as substitutes. in tlie linals last night, lineups were: B'villc 14 Pos. J'boro 25 Traylor F Stevens 18 H. IJ.EIIiQttG F odcll 1 Itcagan 4 o Uranton Simon 2 G Archer J, Klliolt c Foster Substitutions, lilytlicvilte— Crig- S<TJ 2; McFarland. Travels Fourth Time To Maintain 24-Year Record By NIC A Service EAST LANSING, Micli.-Mjchlgan State's athletic director, Ralph H. Young, was required to travel for only the fourth lime Uj maintain nn unbroken record as having attended each running of the 24- year-old Michigan Relays. The Track meet originated in 1021 al Bast Laii-sing at the time Young served as Kalamazoo College's athletic, director and coach. Young brought teams to Michigan Stale for three years, Tlien Young moved to the Spartan campus lo become coach of all sports. When the Relays were offered to the University of Michigan lliis year, lie Jauntily traveled lo Ann Arbor. CAIIHINALH Ol- 1 COUUSK ST. LOUIS—Tlie St. Louis Cardinals have the highest world championship average among National League pennant-winners. The Red Birds have bagged eight pennants and five World Series. OH Tlie Wagon TOIJiDO.—A Toledo league enforces this rule; "Any bowler who ' leaves the premises for a drink • during bowling session .' ' ' :d as a bowler for II tier of the season." Pneumonia is tlie foremost cause of death among children in tlie United States, with whooping cough second. for you and your car WARNING! The traffic toll in winter regularly climbs to a peak fifty per cent higher than the summer accident rate. And this winter, because tires and cars are older, 1)0ill cars anil lira will be wrecked ac a rate fat (aster than ever, unless YOU da something about it! So take every possible ptccaution . . . Drive slowly and alertly, because ir requires from four to eleven times the usual brakirig- distance.tostopa car, without chains, on wee snow or ice ... Don't close- in on the car ahead . . . Slow clown well before reaching crossings . . . Ami watch out for pedestrians picking their way in hazy twilight or. darkness. ..•'.;' Ac any orhcr time in out naticm's histoty, there would have been sonic- thing sacrilegious in discussing the saving of cats in the same breath with the saving of human life. To- day ,however,the country's w.u effort and well-being depend on an ever-dwindling supply of essential transportation. lives are important, and so ate irreplaceable automobiles. Do yout humane and patriotic p.irt to save lives. Let your Phillips 66 Service Man do his patriotic pait to help you save yout cat. He lias many engineered Tire-Saving arid Car- Sai'/ng services. Some are free; some carry a small charge for materials and labor. All are a real aid in making your cat and your tites last longer and go further. Drive in at the Orange and Black 66Sliield,tliesign of famous Phillips 66 Gasoline and Phillips 60 Motor Oil. But for safety's sake, drive s-l-o-w-l-y! IRRITATIONS OF EXTERNAL CAUSE Rczcina, acjio piujpb.s simple ringworm, loUcr, ejilt rbontn, bunijis (bU-ickupadH), 'Jtnl ti;;ly broken-out sk»i. Millions rc- iuvo itcliiny, biirninj; and wordless of these mismeswilli tliiflFmiiileltomeircat- Mimt. lilac-k ami \Vliitn Ointment goes to work nl onrc. Aids healing, works tlio intiscptic^vny. 25 year.* aiiccesa. lOc, ^5c, fife HiVes. Purchase price rcfutulpd t if you'ro nttt fi.ilihfieil. Uso only na <ii- ' jectcd. Vi(nl itt clparising is yooii soap. Vl Knjuyillack and Wliilc Kkin Soap daily. 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