The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1941 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 3, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS n MONDAY, FEBRUARY ves Entry Is 36 As Amateur Boxers Taper Training Thurs- rhitf uv and It's Golden Gloves lime in lilytheville this week day night the annual boxing chissir begins in the the Legion Hut with amateurs from 1(5 years of ...... .. up battling for the right to represent Arkansas and southeast Missouri in the Mid-South Cloves tournament at Alem- phis later tiiLs monU). *• ICntrit'-s will closp Wednesday, unti _ Direcior Joe Craig expects * more i Many Events than 50 boys; in be in the tourney when preliminary snatches stun Thursday in the Arkrtn.s.i.s-.south- eah'i Missouri elirnimi lions. Finuh will bt> held Friday. Here arc- lh»? n:um».s of '.',('> hoys now «nteret'., l»y ' m bttth the Novirc ;tmt C divisions—with a number On The Week's Sport Calendar of rsitries from otlier sections of tin' state expected to coini' in tc morrow anil Wednesday: FLY WEIGHTS 1112 pounds) - Laymand Troy Scott, Manila: •Stanley Hancock, jr., Leachville: Danny Hightshoe. West Memphis: J. C. Cain. Gosnell; Edward C. Morrison. Pine Bluff. . FEATHER (12B pounds i— Allen Lewis. -Stuttgart; Ray 'Newsboy' SimpKcn. Tnunnnn; A. J. Caraway. Blytheville; M. W. Bight- shoe. West Memphis. LIGHT (135 pounds)— Robert Biddle. Bay; Fred Cordell, West Memphis; W. T. Morrison, jr.. Pine Bluff: Willie Glover. Calumet; Ethridge McGcho and Ira Nunnery, both of Holland; Charles Anderson. Ar morel. WELTER '(147 pounds)—Bob \Voctly, Forrest City; .1. 1». Cooler, Hulbert; Cecil Neel and Cleatus Neel, both of Leachville: J. \V. McNeil. Uly- thevillc; Max T. Recce, West Memphis; Roy Graham. CaMithmvillc: .lames Lou?. iSly- iheville. MIDDLE i!60 pounds)—Vander L/>e Biggs, Leachville: George P-'iitt. Armcrel; Millard De Priest, Holland; Frank Mathenica, Blythe- villr Vestal Stidham. Calumet. LIGHT HEAVY (175)—George Wintcifltnan. Dumas, Ark.; W. H. Roberts. Calumet; Earl Smith, Hayti; Sdward Edds, Blytheville: PHOENIX, Ari/.. Feb. 3 .(JPi-- Bifi Ed Oliver of Hornc'l). N. Y., who holds the tillo of golf's No. l hard luck man. po'jkeled the $1,000 first pri/e in tlui $5,000 Western G])! 1 !! chuni|)ion.siiip todity. Oliver's f)ro career h.'is been m:irk<'(i by misfortune srvcraJ times, noliihly \v)icn }jc finj^licd. in a tie t'«!r tn*- Ift-iO U. S. Open and (lien was tlisgnulificd I'or starting <iM' too early. V»*sterday ho could do no u rong. He caixled ;i (j? and a (J<J in (.he i two linal 18-holc rounds over the \vres-| ;jur 71 Phof-ni:-: Country club tt:')0. •'cfi' to Mni.sij with tin aj-'.gi'c^utf uf L'7f) loi- U^i- T2 hole.s of play. He established n m-w nine-liole com- Kovacs Takes 4th Tennis Title COIIAL GAIlLBS. Fin.. Feb. :<. <UP>—Frankk« Kovacs of Oakland. Calif., .sporuKl a two-weeks' growth of brurd and a four (.ournarm-n!, v.'inniny .streak as the winter con- Angel In Disguise? ( e Thursday in their Florida TONIGHT -- Pro fission a! tliny :it Lcviou Hut. Time; tt:')0, Mair. went, ;i "IUH" tnatdi. tlir "iri.s)! Ansi.-l" ;ind Jinnnj 1 Lou v.s I lie We;lch brotliers; pj-i'liminary. petitive record for the course when two one-i'jill nis.tdjf.s. \i<- loured the buck nine in :JO— 1, Ulythc- ; live under pur--nnd one under the Leachville. 131 .set by Tom L.ambie, Phoenix : amateur, only Saturday. WEDNESDAY — Basketball, Kei- i it. wtt.s the second' consecutive vr-r \s. Blythsvilk- .senior.s and jun-jwin for Oliver over this same lors, at. high school gymnasium [ course. He was the winner Inst here. Time: 7::u). Golden Glovc.s year in the $3.000 Phoenix Open. TUESDAY — villc hiyh «c))(;ol at Time: 7:;JO. » brief swing today. Kovacs, whn has sworn never to .shave until in- wins the Na- UuiKiJ AinalcuT (.'hatn|>iott.sh7|i.s, won his fourllj successive title ytnti^rday \\-\\f.t\ Ju*. milled to detVal former N'uUonal Cliam- jji'oji £Jobhy Rig'gs of Chicago, 4-G, 1-0', X-f>, 8-(I, (i-l, in the /inal of the first annual University of Miami Invitation tournament. Pivvioti.-.lY hr- won the Dixie ;un- -•ji.ciir ;u Tampa, Hie Orlando and tin; St. Petersburg tournaments beating both National Champion Don McNeil! of Oklahoma City and during his campaign. EKvooti Mo. HEAVY— Sugene Dean Ri^gs, Braggadocio. Purdoin, West Memphis; Jack Roberts, Calumet. entries vlosed. THURSDAY -- Golden Gloves elimination:. iin. r i!.s matches at L"- gion Hut. FRIDAY—Golden Gloves eliminations finals matches at Legion Hut. Basketball. Bragg City, Mo., vs. Blytheville juniors and seniors. at high school gymnasium here. Times: 7:'JO. LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 3. — The Executive Committee of the Arkansas Athletic Association has awarded the 1941 junior and senior high school basketball tournaments to .Jonesboro. The senior tournament for both A and B tea* is will be held March 13, 14. 15. The junior tourney will be played March 6, 7. 8. Officials selected for the senior .tourney were Cliff Shaw. Little Rock; Russell Charles. Arkadelphia; Pete Creek. Camden and Vander T. Bryan, Van Buren. S. J. McLeod. Little Rock, was selected to officiate the junior tournament. Selection of .site and date for the state track, and field meet was deferred when no bid for the event was received. Angling Award Goes To Massachusetts Man .NEW YORK. Feb. 3 (UP)—The George Ruppert pit/e for the outstanding angling: achievement of 1940 went to Dr. John V. Vernaglin of MJedford. Mass.. today for "his world record 927-pound tuiia caught in Ipswich Bay. Mass. It was the largest tuna ever captured on rod and reel in the waters of the \vesr- em hemisphere. Other awards included $250 to P. W. Hine of Madison. Conn., 1T-4 pound bluefish; $100 to H. E. Jockey Champ " i Killed Sunday +/ SAN DLEGO, Cal., Feb. 3 fUP>— The thundering hooves which lured Little Earl Dew from an Iowa farming village killed him. ending a meteoric career at the age of 19. The lithe, thin-limbed youngster, who won the 1940 riding title after the most exciting duel in racing records, went down in a cluster of horses while rounding a turn at Agua Caiiente, Mexico, yesterday, and the hooves stomped the life out of him. He died, two hours later, his boots still on his feet, the shimmering silk jacket on his chest. Worn and weary by his months of straining against: W. L. Taylor in the. closing days of the past- year for the jockey championship, Dew had taken a month's vacation with his parents in Sac City, la. He opened his 1941 campaign at Golden Gate in Oakland on Saturday. Yesterday he new to Agua Cai- iente, but for pleasure instead of business. He went-to the Mexican track to accept a diamond wrist watch, emblematic of his new championship. Just to give some 15,000 spectators a chance to see him in the saddle, he agreed to ride a fe\v horses, too. He won the 1940 championships with 287 victories, one more than Taylor's string. He rode more than 1,200 horses in all parts of the nation and his ultimate triumph was considered sensational because Dew had been around the mnjor tracks less than two years. Big Week Ahead For Track And Field Stars NEW YORK. Feb. 3. (UP)— j With n full complement of special events and virtually the same cast that pnrticipaled in the Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden Saturday night, the Solon Hall meet at Jersey City. N. J.. rings up the curtain tonight on an intensive week of track and field competition. Following tonight's events, the racing crowd journeys to Phila- \ conditions, deiphia for the Penn A. C. meet'. The ma {mates Friday ni^ht and then to Boston' for the Boston A. A.'.s urdav niuht. Ben Hofeim of White Plains, N. Y.. and B y r o n Nelson, P. G. A champion, won $GOO apiece when they tied, for second at 278. Nelson shot n G? in the morning round but wobbled in the second 18 to end up with n 74, three over par. Hogan fired two T2's. Sam Snead better Given Player Of '40 Baseball Award 1 Welch Brothers Vie Tough Foes Professional wrestling in its most attractive exciting! iorm—the "Tag" match—featuring the muscle trustcrsl • Ihe Irian Angel and Jimmy Lott against the Welch broth-| i ers oJ Oklahoma, Roy and Joe, returns here tonight as|| Promoter Mike Meroney presents his weekly .show at the! Legion Hut, -beginning at 8 o'clock.^- " " The evenings lirst flip will not YORK, Feb. 3 (UP)— The player of the yeur award was presented to Bobby Fellor, Cleveland Indians, piicher. at the- 18th annual dinner of the New York baseball writers last night. The Irisli Aiig-cl, above, mukes his first appearance in u Blythe- le wrestling arena tonight at the Legion Hut. Bob Qulnn, Boston Bees, president received of the another Johnny Btilla. who was tied with Hogan I'or the lead when the Held iced off yesterday morning, had a bad day, carding two 72's J'or the next best of'280 and s-100. Clayton Hcafner,of Linville. N. C.. earned $:550 with 281. Itcniuimlcr of the pursi; was i !-'l)lit among the next 19 pro- ' t'cssionals, including: S a in ni y Sncad, one of the pre-tourncy favoriU-s. \vlio came next with a. 284 ami Ralph Gulduhl with 285. Oliver's winning score was 7207-67-69—275. just two strokes over the Western Open record of 273 established by Tommy Armour in Milwaukee in 1923. •text, big match on the pros' winter calendar is the $5000 Texas plaque for meritorious service to bii.seball. The remainder of the evening \vas devoted to lampooning well known baseball figures. Judge K. M. Lnndis. Larry MacPhail, Bill Terry, and also, Jim Farley, were targets for several barbs. Several of the skits featured conscription as the themt, om- (h'pii-ting Lundis reporting to army headquarters in a G. A.i.K. uniform and another showing Terry complaining to the army officials because he had not received the draft price for Morris Arnovieh. Still another illustrated what might happen should Hal Trosky. Mel Harder and Jeff Heath of the Indians be drafted aivj assigned to By HENRY McLEMORE the country—will be placed on the eastern conrer of the saddling paddock, -it was in this paddock that the stout-hearted fellow heard the call times. "Up jockeys!" so many ARCADIA, Cal., Feb. 3. (UP)—A i «.^, wtlL , n- eniendous success story will be j well-aimed \ clialaxcd ' here on Thursday with \ i the unveiling-' of a statue." , The. statue win be dedicated to j one who overcame obstacles enough ! to daunt the strongest man. -| He was born to a mother who scorned him. At an early age he was turned loose to run for himself. He never went to .school. He never learned to read or write. Later, wherever he went, a barrier former Manager pain-. Oscar Vitt's coin- Open championship which Feb. 6 at San Antonio. starts About two-thirds of Canada's gold production now comes from the province Ontario. Owners of 14 other major league, pa y him in proportion to a clubs_wish Alva Bradley and Wai- batting average. Even the Los Angeles recruits. ! the Lou -Lous—Novikoff and String- ter Briggs hod kept their mouths shut. The fnbulous Bob Feller is worth er—advise the Cubs that they do whatever the Cleveland club is! »ot care to get off on the wrong giving him . . . and then some, i foot . . . either on the field or Old Bo-Bo Newsom Ls a workhorse! at the cashier's window, and a whale of a pitcher for De- NEW YORK. Feb. 3 (UP)—Bob Pastor will be substituted for Arturo Godoy in a title fight with Joe Louis at Los Angeles. April 15. unless Godoy notifies Promoter be by a wrestler, but by Promoter Meroneyv himself, who will toss a coin at 8 o'clock to see which two of the grapplers are to wre.stle in the lirst of two preliminary one- fall, 30-minute 'Jme limit mate-lies j on the program. i A new fate will appear on the j night's entertainment curd—that of ; tiie Angel, a iellow who is con.sid- | ered one of the ugliest men in j any type of athletics and who i lias begun a tour of the country j after packing' wrestling arenas in New York for two .straight years. The Angel is a 215~pound hehemotb whose versatility is cver-shadowecl only by his fare. He's reputedly a rock 'em- sock 'em type wrestler who can quality as a top-flight performer :uul at the same time, without even making; an en'orl, is one of the best fai-e-makers in the business when lie's riJed up. The tag- match, with the grim- faced Lott. muscular Alabaman who still Ls seething inside because he dropped his first matcn in Blytheville 10 Carlos Rodriquez here last week, paired with the amazingly ungainly-looking "Angel." against the Welch family, should be interesting and excit- i ins Wclchcs Are Tough Roy and Joe won a tag match over a couple of the best heavyweights ever to appear here, Bob Montgomery and Rodriquez. in their last appearance here, and are highly popular with the fans. However. Lott also Ls one of the best-liked performers on the mat in Blytheville, so mixed cheers ._ , „. ^ 4ilWi Mike Jacobs immediately thai he was thrown against him. and peo- j can §° through with the fight on pie rode him unmercifully. • that date. Became Success j That's what Jacobs said today Prom the time he was two years } bef °i'e leaving for Philadelphia, old he carried many a weight' but! where Louis was slated to sign for the whippings he received at the a lit!e defense on Feb. 17 against, hands of many only drove him on i GlLS Dorazio. Godoy was signed some time ago tor the Los Angeles bout, his third shot at Louis, but he cabled from his native Chile, requesting that the bout be postponed until early May. Jacobs informed him that a postponement was impossible be- to success. He was one of frugal habits. He neither drank nor smoked or used strong language. But he could always be found at the race track. This paragon of virtue, this thoroughbred, is Seabiscuit. troit. but an athlete asking more can be depended upon not to underestimate his worth. There are other stars, including pitchers, to be signed, and fatuous boasts that both young Feller and Newsom will collect more than $30,-' 000 give the brighter ones something to go by in the way of :i highly satisfactory scale. In returning his contract unsigned, which has become a habit At the age ot" eight, with a glorious career behind him. Seabiscuit L arrived ac Santa Anita yesterday 1 in his private car from his home ! in the redwoods of northern Cali-! forma. He ..will be the honored Kiiest when tens of thousands of. racing fans gather at Santa Anita on Thursday for the unveiling of a lire-size bronze statue of the turf's greatest money winner. No visiting celebrity was ever given a warmer-welcome than Sea- biscuit got yesterday. There were hundreds of admirers on the platform when his private boxcar pulled •cause Louis is slated to fight Billy Conn in June. Read Courier News want. ads. Until Bradley and Briggs started the controversy in regard to who is the highest paid pitcher. Feller or Newsom. the owners' son-,' problem doesn't with him, Harry Dunning, the "able up to the Santa Anita siding. Al- calcher of the Giants, advises Ed- j ways a great traveler—he did some- die Brannick that he is leaving his! thing like 75,000 transcontinental Los Angeles home for Miami, where miles in moving from track to track the Polo Grounders train. He will i to eclipse Sun Beau's mark—Seabe much obliged if the secretary { biscuit stepped out with a great makes housing arrangements for air of unconcern. He paid little or himself and the missus and looks no attention to anyone except his owner. Charles S. Howard, and his trainer. Tom Smith, whom he obviously recognized. Ho was as nonchalant before the cameramen as a Barrymore. and didn't letf the jostling crowd bo the: him. He has always been a great mixer, the Biscuit. i Seabiscuit's statue—the second life-size one of n race horse in after the trunks, etc. That's no way to get a raise, even with all the talk of Feller nnd Newsom in the 30 G's. Harry Dunninfi no doubt, will be . ,, and dance to the disgruntled wast (xpelu ' d from the Ancient Order to have been that expenses had toi cf viole » l Holdouts. be curtailed because of unsettled! - ~ Read Courier News wan; FEATWFOWER CAN LEAP 2.O FEET INTO THE AIR GET QUICK ACTION TRY and boos will greet the antic.s o)| the quarter, tonight.. || The Welch team features 4] jumpinp,-jack type of ofl'ens* lull the wrestling match the usual During a custom is Roy's slam-bang style to function against, an opponent until he in bad .shape, then Roy maneuvers the opponent into the Welches' corner and tags Joe, who enter:f| the ring and finishes off the — !; , with kanyaroo kicks and leg: holdsl'| Two falls out of three will b(£ the extent of die fay match, which;is ft type of continuous wrestling until both members of one lean.-.', have been pinned. Then a shorlj rest period is allowed until tht second fall begins, etc. WANTED 194041 Loan Cotton LOUIS APPLFBAUM BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Phone 167—LD 19 . 107 So. 2nd St. TAG WRESTLING IRISH ANGEL AND JIMMY LOTT Vs. THE WELSH BROS. , Also 2 Preliminary 1-Fall Matches Legion Hut —8:00 P.M. A U. S. Army officer recently invented a device. opor:Uing on the pounds • electric irtdutuion from the earth's . -.. R. M.',. magnetic 1 Robinson. Elkton, Va.. 66 pornds i shows the ?M 12 ounces channel bns.s; S250 to'The device Elbert Ray of Miami, Fia.. 82 pound to figure "hi sailfish. •- flying blint . j^eein so serious \vhen a couple of big shots plume thcmsHves 'on their generosity to combatants who richly deserve it. Th.ere i.s noi n pcpp about play- ITS \vlio set Uie leasi money, which thai accurately j tr.s woulci prefer that THE SMOKE OF SLOWER-BURNING CAMELS GIVES YOU EXTRA MILDNESS, EXTRA COOLNESS, EXTRA FLAVOR ihe pilot position raster when Entry Blank Arkansas-Southeast Missouri Golden Gloves Eliminations Sanctioned by A. A. U. for Feb. K-7 in Blythevillo at the Les ^ Please type or print your name correctly. and class. Send your entry to: Sports Dept. Courier News or Joe Craig Golden Gloves Director Blytheville, Ark. Please enter me in the - — —112 lb ion Check vour \vei«lu Street address City 0^ town....: '/.'.'.'.'//.'.'.'."stiie.'.'.'.'.' CJub(ifany) A. A. U. Reg. No. Ail entrants must register with the A. A. u. fhi s wiii be'done •ftw you have submitted your entry, if you have not reiistcrert Enter TODAY. Entries close Feb. 1. 1941 registered. anri Joe Di Maggie i.s not in the Yankee fold, and will start at $40.000. Schncszlr Lombard! a.sks Cincinnati to rt'Mcrc the SGCOO he \va^ cut. for Uio nap *u the plate which !»wipht tho in.lf) world series to a dosf-. Eddie Joost \vnni ,s more than a S2000 boost for being th? Reds' regular shortstop. Joe Beg°.s tells Warren Gile.s that he i.s \ j relief worker and not on relief. 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