The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1941 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 3.1, 1941 BLYTHISVILLE." (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Dildymen After Third Straight ses ChicksBurman PAGE FIVE 1! W 47 -39; ... for Victory No. in a^ainnt a loss total of six \£ .° nr ] "ardwoods this_ season, Coach Ralph loi 'It ^ Ill " c ^ s nci ' c at the high school gymnasium A preliminary »ame will be* played between Coach John Ed Janus' junior high five and the juniors of Paragould—who him drcprcd only one decision in 15 attempts. Game-time is '7:30 o'clock. Prices are 10 and 25 eonte. Star of the invading senior team is Forward Charles Bean, a sophomore who stands only live feet, nine inches but is a * point-better and a human bloodhound "when lie';; looking for the basket with a basketball in his hands, if re- 1'orts of his early-season prowess are authentic. Invaders Uustic The Paragould squad has only one player over six feet tall. Center A. J. Starmes. but thc boy.s are regarded as one of thc 'hust- lingesf squads-in this vicinity and have won most of their victories' by virtue of the old "college try" that pays of! in basketball. Facts On Tonight's Title Fight (DP) The Starters lily. Srs. Lloyd (c) Spradlcy Coppedge Moslcy Bcsharsc Bly. .Irs. Stone Warren Houchin Thompson Roush Pos. I-' p C G G I'os. P F C G G I'aragouhl Schriet Bean (c> Starnes Matthews Dickey P;irag. .Irs. Day Pure-ell Brannon Camp Miles The Dildymen. however, are looking smoother each game and thc past two encounters, which returned verdicts for- the Chicks over Dell. 52-44. and over Osceola, 60-29. saw them mark, up season''!? scorin? records—for ' them—after they got off to a poor start and lost four of thc first Dve games played. Coppedge High Scorer Center Bo Coppedge. whose 23 points against Osceola here Wed.- nesday sent his season's total to 31 points, has improved greatly under the basket and his height ^•.bf'.PSJltUizeci.., much better .than at the -season^ beginning."" Hays Spradley. who alternates with Hugh Cozier at a forward post alongside Sonny Lloyd. Coppedge, and Monk Mosley and Herschel B.esharse at guards, is one of the most valuable team players on the squad and is making 1 many points. Thc juniors, up against a tough foe after losing to Jonesboro and, winning over Oscsola this week for nn even. record o£ four victories and lour defeats, are led by VPI-- non Houchin, who. like Coppedge on the senior aggregation, is becoming adept at following the ball and making rebound shots. NEW YORK, Jan. 31 Facts on tonight's fight: Principals —Champion Joe Louis of Detroit vs. Challenger Clarence "Red" Burman of Baltimore. Title at stake—world heavyweight championship. Distance—15 rounds. Place—Madison Square Garden. Promoter—Mike Jacobs. Expected crowd—17,000. E::pected gate—$70.000. Fighters' purses—Louis gets 40 per cent of net gate: Burman '7Vi- per cent. Time of main bout—9 P. M. (cst.). Broadcast—NBC blue network. OsceoJu's Independents, better conditioned but carrying only one substitute, nosed an all-star' basketball team from Blythevilie here at the high .school gymnasium Thursday night. 47 to 39. before 100 persons who attended the contest, played us « benefit for the infantile paralysis fund. Hu«o Sam Haggard, playing at center in place of Trace Ramsey. former Con way Teachers cage star who was ill at Osceola. netted ei-?ht field goals and three charity tosses to lend all the former college stars and other players on rosters of both squads with a total of 19 points. Coach Leslie Speck hncl 14. points. Dick TijUtin. former Uuivcr- sity of Arkansas player on KlytheviJIe's team, made eiphl points and was a standout for UK; loh-ers. Dan VVamnglon cagrd six field poals for Bly- tlicville. , Ten players performed for the local independent aggregation, each one playing half of the contest—half cf each period. Halftime score was 26 to 12 in O.sce- ola's favor, with the Osceola boys tiring in 'the final half to have their advantage whittled clown. Oscecla's victory was its nth Today s Sport Parade By HENRI' iMcLEMOUE Manila Splits Pair With Keiser Cagers! MANILA. Ark.. Jan. 31.—Manila split. ;i. twin bill with Krisor here Turpuay night in keeping with a prc-srn!>tc prediction. The Kcispr conni.y champs . v extet won the opening tjj{. 31 to 16. over Manila"? tiirls. but Manila's boys won 41 to as. F'-wirr of wjinila rnrncci 17 point;; and Wil-rrr cf Kriscr tallied 13 point:; lo lead .scorers in the boys' samr. ARCADIA. Cal,. Jan. 31 (UP.) — A group of us improvers at the breed were waiting in a quiet corner at Santa Anita for fehc rag edition of the racing form to come off -the press, when the fellow in the. tattersall vest switched the conversation' from prousi to Clyde Van Dusen. "Haven't heard much of him since he won in thc mud at Louisville in 1929." I said. "You're, thinking of the horse Clyde Van Dusen." the vested authority .said. "I was speaking ol the man by that name. Might be a story for you. in him. He trains for Louis B. Mayer, you know, in some ways is the most remarkable Fello on. the turf. I have it on good authority that lie. acluaUy .says 'no' to his boss." Real news, that. As nead of M-G-M Studios, Mr. Mayer is said to hold the world's record 'five yea.i-s) for; haying subordinates answer him only in the affirmative. Of course. a,s itry friend, pointed out. Van Dusen may not deserve too much credit for an occasional "No.' ! there always, being: the chance that Miv Mayer., not haying heard. i,t in so long, considers .the word obsolete. But thc most remarkable thing about this Van Uujscu chap," the fellow in the vest said "is his memory- It's hard to believe, hut he knows the names and faces of all the horses in the Mayer 44 { " 81 Jolmjiori ] F n") Thompson! C 3o WiJgcr C> 82 Sterd Robertson Love 3:{ Snb:?: MH;. •if). Pir.'-co :l r ». Forc.-a 5S. Grimes 25'; Kciscr: Wellington 33. JollifT 38. Grant Girls McCeUough 4 Threlkuld" 9 Rohrrlson 1 Grjfijlh 8 Towlc.s 0 F \\ Montgomery F 35 Watson C 32 E. Wocdarct C 41 N. Woodaul G 39 W. M'gomei.y G ' 38. Cock If this is true, and I must say T doubt it. then Van Dusen could spot an elephant cards and spades in a remembering contest. Because MV. Mayor awns' nearly 'all 'of the horses in .thn world. Since.ho took up. racing three or four years ago. the Hollywood executive ' lias, purchased horses as some men do neckties and seeks. No one knows hew many hundreds of thousands of dollars lie has poured- out for His barns sprawl all over Santa Anita. Rosa Bonhcm- would need five easels and ten gal- ions of paint to do a picture of them. He has them from everywhere. There arc Hunter's Moon and Orange River from England. Beautiful Ti from the Argentine. Twq Ton Tony from Australia. Mr. Mayer is said to have friends in parts of the wo:id. who have been commissioned to buy and ship to him. the good horses they sec. Tn the Santa Anita press box a wag. reading in the 'paper of thrcr •'hips sunk by submarines, sighed Statistics B Y < :;! » ' Osceola (17) _ t uiyiii- f£ ft ]\(. !'];iy«T f,. f, pf \\':if'jrton. f ii i) I i \VilMH). ! •> ii •> Hhi-Uiiril. f o o Oj Mil n n. f "t o 0 liimihjini. ( •_• ] i); [lHj;u-nr<l. <• s ;; •[ Criii»p, f 1. ,., 0|S (> ,. t .|t. ,. , ; o (1 .Miillin.s. L' I o Ij Gi'iffiti, ir 'i (i j; Tipton. •; .1 o Oj Wilson. ^ 'J y ()' TociN I •) l :,' Tutiilv 21 .-, , t Ut-furof's: V.nnL MTT-lry ;l n,l SIHIIIV Uloytl. Scon- at half: OM-LM.IH -U. IMvilu- Vllli; I'2. * Miami Star To lose Kovacs Memphis Holds Cage Tilt Tonight MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. Jan. 31—This is a red-letter day in Memphis and Southern basketball history. To- niyht. thc world independent champion New York Celtics nrc coining back for another enyage- i tuent—this Unie the most strenuous of their long DLxie tour. Those Celtics, unchecked In 12 consecutive contests here, will tackle the Firestones of Akron. Ohio. National Professional League champions, at thc Ellis Auditorium. Thc Akrons have definitely decided to play, despite a protest from league officials, who reasoned lhat a victory for Firestone would give them little prestige, while a defeat would hurt the dignity of the entire circuit. Many Stars Piny Nonetheless, the Fire-stones, armed with two all-lime All-America n.s. Paul Nowak and Johnny Moir. and one of basketball's fjrcnt- ;est stars in Soup Cable, are'com- iing to town. And they're ligurinu Jon leaving town victoriously. They are qi-itc confident that the Celts are doomed to their initial licking on the bluffs. In addition to this trio of standouts, the Akrons can boast Tommy Wukovits. National League's f.tnml- out guard, and Jack O.-.borne, center, who has a ranking near the top at his position. All of these ognition. ISattle In Sight v To say that this won't be a tiyht battle would be quite misleading. Poihaps thc Flreslone.s are overestimating- their own ability. Perhaps—but not likely. They've won the 1 National League championship twice rujming and arc gunning- for No. 3 at' this moment. This is undoubtedly the finest cage program ever presented ""in the South. Besides the headliner, three" other games are scheduled, opening- at 5 p. m. with Memphis Central High, local prep champions, meeting Clarksdalc, Miss.. Wildcats. Then Buckeye Cottonseed Oil' will tackle Ford V-8's. followed by- n clash of Leslie Steelc and State Teachers against the Coca-Cola Bottlers. Prices are 85 cents, pcncral admission: $1.10. ' first, five rows in the balcony; Sl.65 Circle; and ?2.20 box seats. w lu This Corner . . ; CORAL GABLES. Fla., Jan. 31. i UP)—Gardner .Mulloy of Miami attempts to halt the tournament i winning streak of Prankie Kovacs of Oakland, Calif., today when they meet in the semi-finals of thc University of Miami tennis tournament. Mulloy lost tl:e first set of his match to Hal Surface of Kansas City in the quarter-finals yesterday, but won out 6-8. 6-0, 6-4. Kovacs ou (stroked Ehyoocl Cookc of Portland. Ore.. G-]. 0-4. Bobby R.igg.s of Chicago, former national amateur champion, ant.' third-.seeded Jack Kramer of Montebello. Calif., made up the other semi-final scheduled for tomorrow. Riggs ousted Wayne Sabin of gan Francisco in a hard-fought match. 1-6. 7-5. (5-3. and Kramer defeated Gardner Lamed of Chicago G-'' 6-1. FIVK BROWNS IK '" i ST. LOUJS. Jan. :\\. <'UP)—Five , players have returned signed coni I tracts for this season since the • 1941 documents were mailed out a few days ago. the St. Louis Browns announced today. The latest, to sign was Maurice Ncv/lin, 25-ycor- old righthander: who won 2: J / and lost eight games for San Antonio in the Texas Lcasruc. LOOK! Unbeaten Tigers Win From Holland, 41 To 20 CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. Jan. 3!.—CarnMiersvillc boys' hoop team set. a neu- high school scoring mark for the home team in clowning thc Holland boys. 41-20, Tuesday night, on thc Holland court, and running tlieir total point* scored this year to 350. contracted with opponents' Padgett Is z ORLANDO. Fla., J.;in. :H. iUPr~- C.'Hchcr Don Padgett .said today he wcu.kl not .sign his St. Louis Cardinal:, ccntraci at \\,?, prcsetit figure bcc.'injic "I'm ready !,o go r.hi.s yc^r sitthough I. realize T, didn't ):ave a j;rr">r. .sop son in 19-10." hit nearly .-100 with t.ho Csrch'naLs in 1W9 cut was handicapped last season by a broken finger. He said hLs finger had mended completely and he had loosened it. up by sciucezinc a rubber ball. "The terms aren't what I fee* they should be but we probably will get together without too much trouble," Padgett said. "That means Mayer wiJi. have fewer horses to T-d. He certainly must have had A horse or two on cacii of those boats." And Van piiseii knows all of tiiis stock by name and face. Not. only knows that, but the sii-es and dams of *H the horses, what condition they are in. how old they nro. hov; fast JJjey can run. TUib is » prodigous (rat. wUrn >:ou rcrocTrtJsr t^^t horses' faces a Jpt in common. Thcj all pi^.;c-faced. They don't have '<xs awl Deckles and, pv? and rupid bow'mouths a"ri v's peaks and receding; chins. Tigers have not lost a schccl- jame. only bowing once in a tournament game by n two-point defeat. Holland girls trounced Caruth- jcrsvillc girls '23-17. ; PIRATES SIGN UP : riTTSBUROH. Jan. 3j <UP>— i Tlic Pittsburgh Pirates' baseball j club today announced rcc«ipl of I -signed contracts from Kenneth ; Hcintzelman, left-handed pitcher ' and Ray Mueller, catcher, who was | at once optioned to the Rochester ; NT. Y.. team of thc International , League. FORvA ANDYQUFOIDURE S1ZF 6.00x16 STANDARD TIRE BUY NOWI PATf PJVTER BUDGET PLAN TUKCoslowoi PHILLIPS. MOTOR CO. r 810 FIVE YANKS SIGN •NEW YORK. Jan. 3J. (UP)-- , Ken Sylvcstri. Steve Sundra, Steve ! Peek. Charlie Stauceu and 'Mike ! Chartak have signed contracts for : 1941. thc New York Yankees announced today. CALL 372 raiitiy & .SJ;iplr (^rocrrirs Class. Tender Meals. ANYWHERE IN CITY FOOD MARKET Corner Franklin & Uugan Uarrcll IMvis J. B. i.unsfortl CENTORYGLU Louis Defends Crown Tonight »V JACK CUUDV ,..,, United Press'- StajT Correspondent NfcW YORK, Jan. 31, (UP)-Ketf Burman of Baltimore, who ujecl to chauftcur for Jack Dempsey, tries tonight'to wrest the world- heavyweight championship from Joe Louis whence worked on, the. assembly line of a Detroit auto to iSftl 18 I0 l ° l th ^™n i» not man enough Jacobs a crowd of ;it 17,(M) in Madison Squaro Garden ami a jp«i« of $70,000. Most experts predict Burman wili bo knocked out within four rounds because Baltimore Red is a notorl- wv^yjv uuuiiiiuu: lu'ti is a noiori- "-jy^asuuj a laeuon of the fi r 'ht ous slow starter rind the brown « H1 »e that is bitterly opposed to the l>nm nf>l* I i»i *; itli in-l^r* 1 « t^ f \ t ,*. «t_;» i fntn \. vnn ii*i r* « r Y* i » — Kc<I Burniun Draft Keeps Vets With Yan NEW YORK. Jan. 3D. of the peril of the President Ed Barrow admits that lie has taken off thc market at least two veteran Yankees with whom the club was willing to pan. Tt is believed they are Shortstop Frank Crosctti and Third Baseman Red Rol.fc. There was evidence that the New s were willing to let CrosetU and a couple of pitchers BO II' they could obtain a starting pitcher lii Ji trade. Rolfc talked as though he suspected that he might be shipped But Bnn-ow points out that he cannot iiffonl to be caught without replacement* If some of the young, players should be called into the nnny. Auburn Stars Leave School For The Army AUBURN, Ala.. Jan. 31. iUP) — Two of. Auburn's top-fliyht football_ stars today were expected to -sinn up for military service after quitting school in the aftermath of a weekend disturbance that resulted in five students being hailed into court. They were Rufus Deal. 195- pound fullljiick who was a.nony the best In l.he. south until suffering an injury in thc Georgia Tech »;\mc, and Tccclic Faulk. lanky end. Both were juniors and had another full, season at Auburn. They announced their resignation from .school, yesterday uloiiK with Thurslon Taylor, a sophomore guard, on the football squad. There are 260 established, industries in London, Out. bomber has physical and tcchni- cnl advantages. Louis will have about n pounds advantage In weight; he | s taller, and will have a longer much. Moreover, the champion is u much more explosive puncher. > UuriDtut At i»cuk Yet. Burnmn. a red-headed Maryland Irishman, is milking the most determined a.s- s.iult on Bomber Joe's laurels since Louis copped the. crown from Jim Braddpck in 19117. As Louis makes She- nth defense of the title, we discover these why will mnkc this, most determined us-' snult: (I) — Itiirmitn, at 2f>, Is at his pc:ik, lh« most perfectly con- filtiimed alhk'tc Louis ever met. lie hii.s liccn training; for nearly three months, virtually all of ih« Member's previous 1£ «h a |- Icnsws were washed-up veterans or novices. (2)— Burman, a natural- crouch- nr, lias been .schooled thoroughly in the Dempsny bob and' weave, a style most bothersome to .ShurfHu' reason s u r in a n Joe Louto Joe— as was proved in the Fnrr Godoy and Gnlento scraps. IK Not Afraid — Burman is not onl division. Never has Louis' been subjected to such a body attack as Burman plans, ' • 14;— Burman may try to win by fair means or foul, because he represents a faction of the fight ' •'•vvv,nj VyjJVOUU UU PjIlC Joint regime of Louis and Promoter Mike Jacobs. It would, not be surprising to .see this swing-low, natural body-puncher drop a few below thc belt. . (51—Burman and his gah" kno-vf that Louis U-261& years bid—the age when most fighters start to slip. They know that in the champion's last bout, Dec. 1C, he made a sorry showing although AI McCoy quit after the fitth round' because of a puffed eye. They figure that Louis is ready to be taken. Chump Looks Fil Most of the experts who saw Louis fight McCoy in Boston less than seven weeks ago agreed' that the champion looked pathetic. But they recalled" that Bomber Joe was coming back after a 'six months lay-off—rind that'he always appears ibgcy after a lay-off. While training for Burman, the champion showed no signs' of slipping, 'in fact, ShuffUh' Joe 'was more Jmprcssivc against his spar- matcs than ever before, arid he did not seem to be pressing. 'But all student?, of boxing know that you can't believe' what 'you sec at training camps.' Hence 26 '/•-year- old Louis is still a question" mark. One of the big questions Challenger Burman is Ihis: Can he take itv Well, like Louis 'he has been knocked out but once Me was stopped in the second round in 1936 by John Henry Lewis, thfen lih ' 11 ' i' i. • *-^« •* t t»«\**L light heavyweight champion,' after being floored nine" times. Like the Louis, he has been on the,'"floor'in .-.—«m» m ,i ,5, noi omy me LOUIS, nc has been on the floor in most earless opponent Louis ever other bouts. In fact,' he rose from acklccl, but he also is the best the', now: m his last fight '6ct 21 body puncher in the heavyweight to beat.hard-punching Tony tV "-*-' POWER WITH A Flying on Wheels in a N OTHING Jikc it unywhcrc . . . more powerful Spitfire engines with multi- ple-jcr carburetors . . . Chrysler's Vlnid Drive with Vacunatic transmission! That's thc formula for the peppiest, smoothest, quietest ride you ever had in a motor car. It's just Ukc flytng on wheels. WHY SHIFT GEARS? As'efficient as a plane with variable-pitch propellers! Gear ratios adjust themselves au.toinatically to ail normal driving needs! 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