The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 6, 1941 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 6, 1941
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PAGE SIX ' On BLYTHEVTLU3, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Amateur Fight Classic To Start At 8:00 O'clock The dream of even- boy who ever laced on a pair of boxing gloves is to become a Golden Cloves amateur boxing champion. Tonight at the Legion I hit—beginning promptly at 8 o'clock—preliminary matches will begin in the annual Arkansas-southeast Missouri Cloves eliminations, from which winners will light again tomorrow night Lo determine, representatives from this set-lion in tlie Mid-South tournament, at Memphis later this* - '.... month. At leasi 15 bouts—possibly ->0— loday ' in ord " r to s ^ ecl U P <ne will be run off tonight, ench ehmmtion process to allow all scheduled for throe three-minuu> j Jmjl) ' s !muche>: lo tw held lomor- roimds to a decision by i.\vo jud^s I rmv nisllt °" seh(3( - h ^and tlie referee.-Bargain prices wil'l | r , Mimy Town * Represented' prevail, a 20-ceiu. gene^l -tdmLs- &«ines hnve been received from Un' following towns in Arkansas: Blyi.hpville. Oo.snell, Pine Bluff, Memphis. Dumas. Trumann, Leadivllle. Manila. Stuttgart. Calumet. Heth, Armorel, Hulbert, Forrest City and Bay. From Missouri have i-oimi entrants representing- O'aruthers- villi', Coou-r, Hayti, Holland uml Braggadocio. New entries just under ihe dead- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 3941 Rout Ray Grant jGeis Pointers From Kerr, Feller"* sion price being the fee. Judges will b« Layimm;! Cruinp of the Courier News ami Pete Craig, NYA project chairman here and welt-known fonner Blytheville fool ball star. Director .Joe Crafc announced today. The referees, alternating between bouts on the heavy fight schedule, will be Aaron Byrd and Don Burton, local professional boxing stars. Large Entry last .More than 45 boys from ail parts line Wednesday included five boys from Caruthersville, Jack Robinson and L. B. Buchanan, flyweights; A very Patterson and Jimmy Carof Arkansas and southeast Missouri | roll, bantamweights, and Vaughn have entered the AAU-spon.sored Gloves - classic. Under AAU - rules, no fight, can be. extended past the three round limit, and in event the two judges' decisions do not coincide, the referee must make a decision—there will be no draws. Fight fans, expected here from many cities, towns and communities for preliminary bouts tonight and finals tomorrow night hi the Legion Hut ring, will see every . boy who fights clad in regulation ring trunks and shoes. There will be no ' overalled or barefoot fighters, Director Craig has promised. . A number of bouts may be run off tomorrow afternoon. Craig said Stephens, lightweight; Jim Wisdom, Blytheville, featherweight, and Johnie Clark, middleweight of tieth, Ark. Winners' expenses will be paid to Memphis for the Mid-South tournament, and all winners there will be sent to the national AAU- spon.sored Golden Gloves championships. Lunsford Not Her*? The tournament was held here iu 1938 and 1939, but was not run off here in 1940. .Jimmy Lunsford, popular heavywdtfhl star of Blytheville who won 20 of 21 fights in u in a i c u r competition, now training in New York i'or the Mid-South, hail no competition in the Open heavyweight division, iiiul will not come home. Bouts in the Novice heavyweight class will be held tonight, however. Two divisions, Novice and Open, will be on the program. Any boy who has never competed in an amateur contest,, or who has fought as- an amateur without winning more than one fight, Ls eligible to enter the Novice class. There are no restrictions—as long as entrants are amateurs—in the Open division. . . . Tournament entrants weighed in Dickie Kerr, famed baseball hurler who pitched the Chicago White Sox to two victories in the 1919 "Black Sox Scandal," now u Kay Grant, enters professional baseball this sping, appear interested in (he method Bobby Feller, baseball's of 1910 -(center), holds the ball. Tlie picture was .snapped at Ray Doan's baseball school, .lackson. Miss. Young Local Hurler Into Pro Baseball Ray Grant • has been groomed for a baseball career all his W*. The 18-year-old Blytheville youth—he'll be 19 on March 24-virtuauy has gone through life with a baseball in his right hand and on the other. a mite Young Grant will enter professional baseball this spring i n a Kay Schalk. Milwaukee manager who was one of the greatest catch- ens baseball ever had and was battery-mate many years small way with Alexandria, La.. ;i Detroit Tijf«r farm iu the EvsuiReline league, u Class 1) circuit from which many present bis league stars have graduated, via other minor league clubs, into the big time, lie's u right hand pitcher. Kerr'.'; ago. For three years. Grant has spent n lengthy period at Ray Dpa'n's baseball school at Jackson. Miss., where Kerr was an instructor la'st Ray is the foster-son of Dickie {year with Bobbv Feller the Cleve- l»rv trvt'i-MH)' 1X;U;«^> t>«.. ,-:i,-,i, ... .._...- w>»\-»v. Kerr. former White Sox pitcher w!io won two games in the famous "Black Sox" scandal world series Rf 1919. Ken- now is employed here by Federal Compress and Warehouse Co.. in the off-season and last summer surprised the baseball world by taking the Daytona Beach. Fla., team from 18 games behind the first place team and winning the Florida State loop championship. The young hurler, .who compet- this afternoon at the Legion Hut I ect " in the Mississippi county base- and completed final preparations for prompt starting of bouts at 8 o'clock tonight. Many of the boys left school early or. rushed from school after it closed to make the weighing-in deadline. The Golden Gloves of ready to begin! 1941 % 4i Golden Gloves ~v~J lf; J Entries Named ball league last year and In .1939 for Clear Lake, before signing a contract with Detroit, started.'on the baseball career long before he realized that .such was to be his destiny. He was christened "Ray" for land fireballer, and many other notables of baseball, past and present. Association with the capable instructors of Doaifs school has given young' Grant confidence as well as many pointers in pitching-. ' He graduated from Ely they ille high school at mid-term in 1940. Because baseball had been instilled into his blood from "away back/' he did not participate in any other sports. • It's a tough jump from amateur competition to the professional'In any sport, but friends are betting that Ray will do all right in professional baseball. He has a good diamond background—-and u good arm. subway fare." He said that he had no sradium contracts in the Bast- but- could present bouts indoors in Chicago and outdoors in Chicago. San Francisco or Miami. How He Met Demp.sey "All you have to do is be on the level with your public and you can't miss," he remarked. "That's the way I was with Demp.sey. Incidentally, do you know how I met Jack? "I was in a tavern in Oakland, Cal. when some rough-housing started. The first punch put me on the floor, clown but not out. What a riot went on around me after that! Some hardy gent was single- handedly cleaning up the place and he did a thorough job. "When ho was finished he dragged me down the street and revived me. When i asked him who he was. he said: "Dempsey's the name- Jack Dempsey.' "That, -was enough for me. It took me about a tenth of a second to realize that this kid must be a natural fighter if he could stop a brawl all hy himself. That's how we began." Reams still doesn't believe that Joe Loubj can take a punch like Demp.sey could and 'said he'd spend the rest of his days trying to find a heavy weight to prove' it. . PAYETTBV1LLE, Ark.. Feb. 6.- With semester examinations safely behind them, the Arkansas Razorbacks will resume their chase after ihu Southwest Conference basketball championship this weekend. The Baylor University Bears will come :o the Osrarks for gamca Friday and Saturday nights, Feb. 1 and 'A. Coach Glen Rose, usually reticent and pessimistic, expects his player.s to win both gamc-.s. Prior to last Saturday night lto;-:e was a little doubtful about the condition of hk team because of the two- ••voeLs lay-off between .semesters. However, the Ras-.orbucks' one-sidod victory over the Kansas Teachers of PltLsburg, against whom they scored 71 points, demonstrated Unit Rose's charges are ready for the four important conference series ahead. Arkansas plavs Baylor, Rice. T. c. U. and S." M. EJ. on successive weekends. Itazorhack fans believe thai Arkansas will reach the S. .M. U. series without a delVat and that the championship will be decided when the Ka/orbacks and Mu.sUuigs tangle at Dallas on Feb. (J8 ami March 1. John Adams, with 182 points in 12 games, leads his teammates in scoring. Adams lias clumped in 74 field goals and 34 free-throws for an average of 15 points per game. In the foiu- conference games he has scored tin points. In second place in scoring is Gordon Carpenter, sophomore forward, who has counted .99 points in 12 games. Captain John Frelberger has tallied 82 fom his position at center. Arkansas' regular guards are doing their share of the scoring. Clayton Wynne leads the guards with 73 points in 12 games. R. C. Pitts has scored (54; Howard Hickey 60. Hickey missed three early- season games. Noble Robbins. sophomore forward, has 32 and O'Neil Adams has 18. Mosley's 18 Points Pace Locals In 54-33 Triumph Reiser Girls Win, 52-31 Coach Joe Dildy's Blylheyillc Chicks held their iifUv straight high school basketball victory today a one-side^! decision over Reiser's Yellowjaekets here lasVnVht 54 tol 2't that featured the- 18-point shooting of Monk Moslev anal a hali-time advantage of 28 points. of tjip. fairly-large audience* ________ left the high .school gymnasium J The girls' game featured lull marveling at the smoothness of i Kathleen Montgomery of Keisw Kelser's statfi thamploiishlj) run- j who cag«! 22 points* in the* first net-up' girls' sextet., However, after j half and fouled out. in the latter the girls display ert a potent offense that defefltwi fiosnell's .sextet,, 52 to 31, in u preliminary I'ncounter. Mcsley's accuracy around the basket in the first period— during which time the locals piled up a n to i lead— gave him 11 points on four field goals and three charity lo.sses. He continued his untiring work around the free throw circle in the second period with II uve single tally scores and a field goal, achieved a Held goal on a piLsh shoe in the third and finally missed his first free throw of the night in the finale. Bo Averages 12.4 Bo Coppedge. leading the chicks' scoring parade until last night with 123 points, made his total Cor 10 games— in which the Dildy- men have won six and dropped four decisions— 134 points with 11 lor the night. His night's work sent his average per game to 13.4. Sonny Lloyd took third honors with 10 points on five field shots. Woody Johnson led the losers' cause with eight, points. While the locals were too power- Uil for Kelser's hustlers. Coach J. H. Oarrett of Keiser moaned the absence of star point-getter Charles Wyigel. capable center who was ill with influenza and was left at home. Wyigel. who scored 25 points against Wilson last week, is the real key to any success the Keiser quint owns and his work has been influential in the seven victories in 13 starts for the squad. Can't Score From Field Keiser scored a lone point early in the rirst period on a tree toss by Joe Sisco, but it was 12 minutes after the game began that the losers made a field goal— that part of i.he ihlrd period. Truum LRR Waison, with 13 points, and tva Woodard. with 11, fl i so wen- good shoLs, and All-stnie Guar/f Neva Woodard, Eva's iwin was a standout- on defense. IMay Friday Night For Gosnell, Forward Margii Bevill netted the sphere six i5mW Jrcm the "field and nine time/ from the tree throw circle - although she missed six free thrown during the game—for 21 poim.s ; Referees Victor Ivy and Carl Newton called the contest closely, anr a total of 44 fouls resulted". Pivt players fouled out. The local cagers will take c night off tonight, returning to thc-| Blytheville court Friday nighi foi a contest, with Bragg City. Mo. Tiu juniors tentatively are not scheduled to play, but may match 5 game for Friday night. The Lineups Li'u-ui^ anil sii Ely Boys (54) i'lnyor (f fi Keiser (23) p|jiy,-r jV f[ ,,/ I Lloyd. { (c) ") 0 0 Joliiisun. f i 0 V, Smith, f i) o 0 Coi-ley. f .S|N-Ji<ll<>y. f 0 li lJKol>ii[son. Coach bus announced his hi a long shot by Johnson midway in starting lineup against Baylor Friday night as follows: forwards— J. Adams and Carpenter; center— Freiberger; guards — Pitts and Hickey. The game will begin at Charles Robinson got a period. free toss just before the half. Midway in the third. Dildy sent in his second- stringers, find Keiser promptly made seven field goals...within a rr rtn i • i- - ' ^x-rv^ii II^LU o^< 7:30 and indications are that, the three-minute oeriort Tnl,,1»l TT-^....™ ...Mt l._ f f I i _ _( t « _. *"^ AL^i-i* Field House will be filled long before game-time. -Adkins. f Caraway, f Coppodtfe, Stafford, Mosley. g I toss, £ Tn t:il 1 0 li Thompson, •~> t -i.Sisco. <j 0 0 1! Crews. •' ri o o: 0 0 Oi 0 i U sii 1 0 n i r o o f o i '. Totiils Oosnell (.11) ?\ Kei.ser Girls {5'2) ; IMiiyrr fg fi pij K.Mtironiry I S) 4 -t", R,-vilJ. Lofioji. [' 0 0 Of C"0lc. W.'UMUi. C "o :"! -1(T. lii-iyrf, f U 0 4'| Nidio!>. f 1 0 0|C!iristi:ui. f 'i 0 K.\V<>0(iiir<l, f r, 1 1|J. Bnyd. z W.I).:Mi cry f 1 i! Ijl'owflL y X.\Voodnnl. s. 0 0 'ill. Moody. •: Cook. ^ 0 0 jilj L:\na, g W.Migmcry K 0 0 »j Maxwell, if 0 0 :fi| 0 f) 0 0 ti\ 0 0 0 0 Ff-rjruson. McKny. z o o 000) -21 1021.1 Totals 30112: s—Victor Ivy and Cnrl Xn\v Caruthersville Loses First Scheduled Game Golden Gloves entries, by weight classifications.- include: | FLYWEIGHT--.]. C. Cain, Gosnell; ! Danny Hightshoe. West Memphis; Laymand Troy Scott. Manila; Stanley Hancock Jr., Leachville; Jack Robinson and L. B. Buchanan, CaruthersvJlle. BANTAM—Avery Patterson and Jimmy Carroll. Caruthersville; Edward C. Morrison, Pino Bluff; Jesse Cooley. Blytheville. FEATHER—Henry James. J i m Wisdom and A. J. Caraway. Blytheville; Ray 'Newsboy' Simpson. Trumann; Allen Lewis, Stuttgart; M. \V. Hightshoe, West Memphis. LIGHT—Vaughn Stephens. Caruthersville; Willie Glover. Calumet; W. T. Morrison Jr.. Pine Bill Dickey Is Still Too Good, Thinks Brother CHICAGO. Feb. G. iNEA) — Asked recently whether, he wouldn't have enjoyed a return to the Yankees, where he might back up his famous brother, George Dickey replied: "Ma,sir. Bill's still too much competition." SkeeLs Dickey comes to the White Sox from Oklahoma City,- where Rogers Hornsby straightened out his swing so well that he batted .315 in a pitchers' league. Hornsby says the tall youngster will be Chicago's No. l catcher by mui- sea.son. Holland, Cooter Play Season's Feature Tilt Hy PAUL SCHKFFK1.S United Pniss StafT Correspondent NEW YORK.—Jack Reams, his two-million-dollar fortune earned from the prize ring just a pleasant memory, trods the puyili.stic f.ail again, seeking to revive another memory — a heavyweight fighter good enough to reach*"that same leather-pushing pinnacle to which he piloted Jack Dempsey. Kearns. whose fame and fortune r ict Mm Blytheville District high school basketball tournament sites for the annual district eliminations the first, week in March were announced todav, 'but Blytheville drew nong..a£:. the assignmehis^-iioi: did a]Syt|JBBj$- sippi county towii. ''" •• T r';.-'h'^| The boys' A find B tourneys-will be held at Marion; junior high boys' and girls' meets at Paragould, and senior girls will compete "at Marked Tree. CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. Feb. /S. — Wardell defeated 'Curuthersville ib03's and girls Tuesday night at j Wardell. in the first regular sched- j ulert game the local boys lost this j season; I The boys game was undecided i until the closing minutes of the fourth quarter when Atwell scored eight points to put Wardell ahead. 21-13. BICYCLE POLO POPULAR SAN FRANCISCO.— Bicycle polo, recently introduced in San Francisco. is proving popular. IT'S TRUE! Your Clothes Can Be Field Trials Postponed Until Late This Month Annual field trials .sponsored bv the Northeast Field Trials for a time seemed endlessly en-1 said today twined with Dempsey's. lost his; The trials association, of which W. 3. Johnston of Blytheville i.s president. have been postponed until the latter part of February. Johnston HOLLAND. Mo.. Feb. G. — The . charles Anderson, Armo- feature game of the season between Cooler and Holland will be played rei: Ethridge McGogo and Irn Nunnery. Holland: Fred Cordcll. West Memphis; Robert Bay. WELTER—James Mullens, Cooter; j double header basketball game. i fortune in several different ways j around the country. Now approaching- 55. he's firmly convinced that the $30.000 he dug up for Maxie Baer to knock out Pat Comiskey on the local court Friday night. ! in Jersey City last September has Biddle,! Hundreds of fans .from Steele 1 givon hlm a ! Cooter and Holland -will witness the < comeback ladder. were -to have been .held at a .site near Jonesboro next Sunday and Monday. More than 75 entries are expected for the field trials, with a number of Blytheville and Mississippi county dog* owners « ri P These two schools opened the «^'«embe_rs of the boxing "Or Doc" classes the claims of planning to participate, including the j Johnston, w. L. Hughes, C. G. Smith Jr.. J. E. Hal.sell. Ju Doyle Judge HeiKlor.son. Henderson and others, and Johnston POUR IT PROUDLY I.W. HARPER is such superb whiskey because, in making it,costhno ob/ecf.The one,the only guiding principle that controls every precious drop is: Make it as fine as whiskey con be— regardless of cosf. Th* Gold Mtdal Whltkty • OTTLED IN BOND I. W. HARPER Forrest City: Max T. Reece, West Memphis. MIDDLE—Johnie Clark. Heth: Vestal Stldham. Calumet; Frank Mathenica, Blytheville; V. U>c Biggs. Leachville: George Pruitt, i and the boys scoie being 24 lo : compares with the Baer-Tony Ga' ^ iento fight in the same city by the 20th Century Sporting Club "at a more favorable sen son and under much better climatic conditions. Paid Comiskey $8,000 "Comiskey collected $8.000 from FRESSURE OFF MrCOY GRANDVILLE, Mich. — Benny Armorel; Hlllard De Priest. Hoi- ! McCoy. $45.000 player who batted land - only .259 and failed to star in LIGHT-HEAVY — El wood Dean ihe Philadelphia Athletics' infield i , u f ;> Ken ™s said, "probably the •\nd not . _ _ _ iw off every Blytheville; Earl Smith. Hayti; sure was a little too much in T940 ' sin & le obligation remaining from W. H. Roberts. Calumet. " ! —• — ' | the show. Truthfully, i didn't make , a red cent for two months of work Indian Travels but the fun was worth if The primitive vehicle Riggs, Braggadocio; George Win- ! last season, believes he is due toj bi8gest dou o l1 he ever RO;, / kelman, Dumas; Edward Edds. arrive this year. He says the pre.s- I only that " wc polished of Blytheville; Earl Smith. Havti: sure was a UttU> tr»o inurh in iQ^n ! single obligation remainin HEAVY—Eugene Purdoin. West Memphis; Jack Roberts, Calumet; Jimmy Lunsford. Blvthe- ville- 1 MILLERS TOV WIXXEES I MINNEAPOLIS.—The Minneapo- | Us Millers have won 3230 games to lead the American Association in ; its 39-year history. The St. Paul Satnts are second, with 3184 Four | other clubs have passed the ..mark. used by plains Indians for hauling their belongings was known as a trnvols. Two dragging poles served as shafts Kearns admitted he had no exclusive contracts to start, the money rolling in once more but he is prepared to corral the best talent he ' Officials of the association include Johnston: Paul McLcrkin. Paragould. vice president, and Willis Evans, Jonc.sboro, secretary. Not, named for presidents were the counties of Lincoln. Cleveland and Wilson, in North Carolina. The first two were named for Revolutionary patriots nnd the third for a general in t.he Mexican War. Tonight and Friday Night North Carolina's mean temperatures range from 48.4 degrees at Linville in the Blue Ridge.s to 64.7 at Southport, on the coast. for a dog or horse, and a platform jean find even if he has to was laid across the two. the open market and' put "up *a guarantee. Confusing: Tlie African cheetah and the Man I Women! Pan IflCll I Get New • Cp •^r>ve me the o,c, - raise d I "S'L'V S " b " Crmal « «• S0 '." eyebrows' treatment when r talked South and Central American jaguar both have spotted coats, which are for Baer," he said. "But fv'e "reailv easily confused with Uiat of the I got me some backers now .. leopard .by_the...layman.. can make that dough look Winners Compete In the Mid-South Finals in Memphis * 8:00 P. i\L Legion Hut Admission 20c At No Greater Cost To Yourself * Our New Patterns Are Here * Tailor Made Suits $22 50 to $50 Come in today and lei us measure you for a tailor made suit. We have ihe newest 1941 patterns m a range of prices starting at $22.50. Naturally? your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. HUDSON Cleaner 320 W. Main Clothier PHONE 53 Tailor Blytheville, Ark.

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