The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1945 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 28, 1945
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PAGE SIX JilATIIKVJI.LIO CUl'Kli'lll NEWS Sergf. Belkas And Wolfe Win New Mat Combination Defeats Bad Actors, Byrd and Canny . Promoter Mike Mcroncy may have uncovered B new tag twin to challenge the superiority of Stimley (Bushey) Buresh nnd ,"Bad Buddy" Kiiox, newest of the outstanding winners in the fnvorllc form of modern wrestling. They are Joe Wolfe, tlie hard hitting former' fullback at Ohio Stste University aii(j Toledo pro- fetslonal grid<ler, ,imd: Staff Scrst. Clirfs Betas, wrestling Instructor at the Blythcvlllc Army Mr Field and holder of several worlds weight lifting records. Making their first start together as a Isg team the daring youngsters defeated the* meanlc pair, Floya' Byrd and "Wild Bill" Canny, in straight falls of the tag feature of Promoter Meroney's weekly show Monday night and earned (lie right for top killing in iuturc assignments. There was nothing flukey about llic triumph. It was , hard earned and well deserved and served to tin-ill a large audience which was on hand for the expected rough- tough body. Fans Are Satisfied - And they went away satisfied with the show, satisfied that (he younger pair of clever, brilliant giants should cut a wide path' of ring successes if they continue to work together as they did in their Initial try. On (lie basts of wins and losses the two teams were Just about even. The meanles started oft with a rush, winning (he preliminaries in 15 and IS minutes, respectively, but were unable to keep the fast, torrid pace nnd succumbed. In slraight falls in 27 minutes of extra rough battling. Canny, ace meanlc, may have cost his team al least a cliaricc for victory in the first fall of tlie tag match. After Wolfe had blasted Byrd out In six minutes, they went right to work on Canny. In a'wild, desperate attempt for revenge Wild Bill opened with a choking spje* en Belkas and wouldn't null, despite (he stern command from Yaqui Joe, who served as referee. Joe used every bit of his persuasive powers to pry him loose from Belkas' throat. When unsuccessful lie called n halt nnd declared the fall forfeited to the sergeant. Canny Gets Socked • Bill nnd the Indian were at loggerheads throughout the matcl). Once Canny stopped the match and asked Joe to pull off his trunks 11 he were going to keep wrestling. A littlo later'the two got Inlo a free-for-all but Joe ended it .with a" haymaker that landed flush on Bill's 'chin and" floored him. -. Wolfe gave h|s learn a winning start In the final fall lor During match by defeating Canny In 11 minutes with a body pin. Four minutes later Belkas ended It by downing Byrd. Byrd and Bclkas gave ll)e fans a re>l treat in tlie opening match of the fine card by battling 15 minutes before Byrd trapped Chris 'with n surf board, forcing ; him to surrender. . Canny punished,Wolfe with painful Im'r .'amis ; fin'd nrni; strangles 'before .taking 1 -: the ;iccond'-;li}dtviiirf<tl niafchf. hi : irj i militates. There ; wis plcnty'of •ncUoijjJand rojigh' sSifiitg ' as lhc:two powcrli6u?es squared-off WKDNKSDAY, FKDKUAHY 28, J<M5 Ik . , DOPE BUCKET •i i. r. RINGSIDE SEAT My kid brother, Ervlnc, who Is a signalman aboard n yard mine sweeper somewhere In (he Pacific, had a "battle" with ihc censor In a letter written on shipboard Jan. 30, "Runt" attempted to tell where and when he had been on his last mission . , . From the way he .started out he evidently thought It was okay . . . But the censor had other Wens and when he got through whittling on the "literary masterpiece," as Er- vlno described It, there remained only the "piece," and I do mean piece. Though Hie exact place was emitted (here is every reason to assume that lie was In on the invasion and more recently the a v anil Batumi CoiTCftidov and is believed that the. letter was written while still in the Manila harbor, judging from some of the things that were permitted. Despite Hie fact thr.t (lie mine .weepers must have been as busy as the provcrblnl armless man with the hives, they had n ringside seal as the troops stormed the Jap-held section of the Philippines. "You will proudly be surprised when I tell you that we nrc sitting In the (censored) while 1 am writing tills the Invasion yesterday We got here for I Just came back from the forecastle of the ship where I had been siting watching the show on the beach . . . It Is dark now but if yon were here you could sec a very large fire on the bench which at one tune was known as "Little Tokyo" to the natives here . . . It'Is—or was—a few buildings that housed the Japanese while they were here. This afternoon n few planes came over nnd that was one bimch of houses Hint censed to • be habitable at once been in on a humdinger ... I can tell you where li was 'nov . . . You probably guessed, where it was by now . It was Luzon . lioy, that was a whopper and a hard one . . . Before we came here we hnd Uie rnre opportunity to BO ashore for a couple of hours . . . But we didn't get around so much as It was .so darned 'muddy . . . I did have one happy ex- iwrlcncc ... I was standing under n shed to keep out of the rain by a much traveled street .-'.' . As a cciltiln (nick pn.sscd i got n fleet- Ing glimpse of one of the fellows . . . Immediately I thought I recognized him ... About that time the truck not caunht .In a traffic Jam and had tp stop . -, . I ran up ihe street and Mire enough my eyesight was perfect . . . Jt was nil old huddle of mine from Shrcvcpoii (lii.) . . . I let, out a yell that would have done .lusticc to a Comnnclic indinn . . When lie saw me he.did the same thins, only louder, Jumping out of Hie truck . . . Then we,had a lain We talked and talked session and tnlked some more Finally we had to break It up since I had to get back to ship and he had to rejoin his- outfit •.-., . »ut wc exchanged address - and promised to meet again:soon'.'. . . He Is 'with the army of construction.". Ervlne had'a wliple lotVinbrc to say about some'. nlhcr' experiences mil the censor said "iilx" and applied the scissors.'cutting'.-at least n third of the next ;]>age. If he did got:In -on : the Cor- •ecidor and Batanh ' invasions it will make the major mission of the Philippine campaign . ;.'. . :fe was on hand dt Lcvlb, 1 mid jus! jiirely escaped with. Ills', life'by a wild s(iol from -,an American warship . . . Never a dull 'moment for .hose kids, ','.'•• little strafing and bombing . A and that was the finis of "Little Tokyo" ... . It Is still burning strong and probably will burn for a while . . . On the other side of the bay the Amiy artillery Is really "going to town" They have been Receives Award Of Bronze Star Joe Curtis Coppagc ol Cotlon- w-ood Point, Mo., has been awarded the Bronze Star medal for meritorious service in the Marshall anil Gilbert Islands, according to a letter received by relatives. He also has been promoted to the rank of slaff sergeant. Sergeant Coppagc is with the Seventh AAP and has been In service since May 1943. putting out the steel for benefit of .the'Japs lilts dny . . . The Nips probably won't like the brand of steel but as our saying goes, "You can't please all (lie peotile all the time" ... or a reasonable facsimile'. . . ' GET GREETING "When we came In Hie unlives put out In their tittle dugout caocs waving and shouting "Hlim'- ators" ... It wns quite iv sight . .We hail a ennui! to conic out with three small boys In It . . . They appeared really happy to see the "Americanos" , . . We gnve them some cumly we hnd left ovci from Christmas nnd (hen thc> really were happy . . . They gave us some fresh coconuts. -,"Thc Filipino unlives are v.., frleiidjy . .-.•The poor people hiwc been beaten and starved so long it Is-': pitiful .... We gave them clothc(i/(ih(l,. ; what.'food/: and 'bigaV-. eUcsV frcVcbiildr sfiarc- for,'-\vhlcli thciviverc'\Vcry grateful . . .'when We'came Into ihc bay the natives were In cluslcrs on Hie bench wnv- Ing pieces of clolli nnd llieir arms in welcome . . . It makes one feel thht lie Ls doing .somcth'.iif; worthwhile when he sees sights like hat. - . "In my last Idler (written early n January) I told you lhat I had Would Pay Basketball Players In College NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (U.P.) — Paying college players Is one sujf- geslion thiil has been- offered as a remedy (o curbing corruption ami gambling in Basketball. .Conrnil Rothengast, a New York detective officer testifying nt the open hearing . Into t|io basketball gambling situation, 'says college players perform' the. same duties as professionals and-'should be paid. He believes the possibility of fixing games would be reduced If the contests were plnycd in 1 'college gyms. But. he says shitting the Barnes to the college courts probably would not mhice the giunb- •'• First 'Shiner' Is a Beaut Russia Develops Great Sports Program, Using U. S. Pattern NESV YORK, Fob, 2C. (UP)—One of the most amazing sport programs the world has ever known is now being developed i:i Russia. And our fighting Allies are using a carbon copy of American athletes to guide them In their tremendous undertaking. Eric Slarbuck, a Harvard graduate, hn.s made four Irlps to the Soviet Union, during which time he made an extensive study of the Russian sports program. Recently Starbuck released a sporUs booklet which contains several startling revelations. Here's what the Harvard graduate says: "American methods set the stand- arts for Soviet athletes to shoot at. and Hie Soviets arc good shots." The Russians don't hold back once they undertake a problem, at can probably be attested by the fleeing Germans. For instance, as many as 10 million top-flight performers enter ski >urn,imen!s during n year's time. And it's nothing to see 200.000 iilrics In a single cross country ool race. Ba'-'kctball, comparatively cw in Soviet Russia, has drawn s high as 100,000 spectators to one Two-and-a-hnlf-ycar-old Tbmnvy Francis Vcnaleck, Jr., seems a bit bewildered as lie examines the black-and-bluc beauty of hit •nl black eye. He didn't claim be ran kilo a door In the but he did say he fell down stairs. Fishing Club Makes Plans For This Year 33 Teams Enter 4-H Basketball Tournament Opening at Gosnell The animal Boj's nnd Girls 4-11 (meet finalist t Club basketball tournament schcd- games of Promt: uled' for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, has attracted so ninny entries the tournament will slavt tonight, in order that finals can be played Saturday night, it was announced by the county agents, Keith Dilbicy and Miss.Cora Lee Coleninn. <A To be held at Gosnell yym, 33 teams will participate with four games scheduled for tonight. Tournament will be double elimination system In all brackets with no tennis meeting the second time: First, ynme will begin at 7 o'clock for "IS" girls playing. Second game, i winners of these games, scheduled lor 7M5 o'clock, will bet All players must be regular 4-H "A" boys; third game will be "B"| members, with players under 21 boys mid final game tonight will be "A" girls. ..;. Tomorrow, "A" girls will pin}' nl 9 a.m.. followed by "B" girls:'"B" earn from original games of Promised Land vs. Blackwater and Box Elder vs. Yarbro. Groupings lor "B" boys is Ileece, drawing a bye, will meet winner of the liox Eldcr-Proinlscci Land game; Uliickwater, drawing a bye, will meet Yarbro, which drew a bye and winners will play on to Ihc finals in that bracket. Winner of the Lost Cane-Shady Grove game in this bracket will meet lane Oi\k, which drew a bye; Number Nine drew a bye. so will meet Gosnell, also l>ccause of <i bye with the finalist developing from boys and "A" girls, with the games scheduled to end nl noon. In the afternoon, piny will begin al.l o'clock with "13" girls to piny the first two games and "B" boys to play the next four games. The Thursday nlghl games will be played beginning 7 o'clock, hy Macphail Pessimistic NEW YORK, Feb. ,28 (U.P.) — President Larry MacPha'll. of the New York Yankees .says 'he .1st pessimistic, abollt' baseball's 1045 chances. ' ;..•..', ,.He, says Hint • unless .the .man- piwor.- situation Is; cleared-'up he will be surprised If • anybody has a ball club this, seaspn..- MncPhnil reveals' thfjt; two men were mentioned. liro'riiliicntly at Hie recent ^ninjor Icagile meetings for the post of baseball's high commissioner. They. arc Wav Mo- blllwitlon Director- Jimmy Byrnes and former Governor.' Johiv'Brlckcr of Ohio, '' . '• '• . "B"'girls, "A" girls and the next three games by "A" boys. The first Friday morning game, 9 o'clock, will be "B" boys with livo "D" girls games prior to another "B" boys game. Tlie games will continue through Saturday midnight. In Hie "B" girls list, Gosnell will play Lone Oak and Black water will play Box Elder while Promised Lund and Lost Cane will meet in unc game and Number Nine drew a bye. Winners of these games will meet and on'until there is a winner in this •group.: , ; In the "A" girls croup, Gosnell and Louc Oak will play; Box Elder and Armorcl will play with the winner to meet winner of the Shady Grove-Lost Cane :nnl Promised Laml-Blackivulcr games. In the boys grouping, Lost Cane plays Hci-cc; Gosuull plays Ar- inorcl and and the. winners meet 1 with the finalist In that bracket to with years of age for the "A" division and in eighth grade or under for ii l "B" division. Rules are that players can nol be gislei'cd in one division a n (i changed to another during the tournament nnd teams not appearing on Hie court within 10 minutes of sel time' will forfeit game. Trophies will lie awarded first second and third place winners it both divisions. Temperatures Atlanta .. .. Birmingham . Charleston .. Charlotte .. Chattanooga . Chicago Cincinnati Denver Detroit Jacksonville . Kansas Gily--. M'ncon .. ... Memphis .. New Orleans New York .. San Antonio Savannah .. Tampn Washington . Dallas high low 12 Ki . 07 . 78 . C9 . 49 .. J8 31 ... 85 .. 33 ... 76 ... 35 ... 80 ... 58 ... 53 ... 83 ... 78 ... 03 35 Jackson 75 Little Rock 3-1 game. Russia has world champion swimmers, great distance runners, and budding baseball players. In Russia, soccer replaces our football as the king of spoils. A couple of players nnincd Fedoloi' and Frolov arc the Red Orange and Sammy Baugh of the soccer field, and the Idol ol every Russian youngster. Every branch of sport in Rus«la has tin outstanding hero; they have n Johnny WeiKsimiller in swimming n. Glenn Cunningham in track and a Joe Louis in boxing. Incidentally, Louis and a Russian heavyweight named Nick Korolev exchangcid cablegram congratulations on winning the boxing championships in their respective coim- Irle". Tennis tint) baseball are new sports to the Russian athlclc, but both are expected to boom like soccer after the war. At the present time suitable equipment is holding both of these sports buck. And so when the world Olympics are once again resumed, don't look for Soviet athletes to bo underdogs, because Russia is preparing now. Let's all refresh... Have a Coca-Cola A Better Place To Eat" the New PALACE CAFE —Steaks, Chops, Stafixx), en. Vegetables cookea just like home. Expert Auto Body Repair * * Henry Rhodes, whom we consider one of the best workmen in ,tliis area, is now In charge of our Faint & Body repair shop . . , CALt US FOR ESTIMATES. '* * Lee Motor Sales 305 E. Main Ph. 519 ,., or being friendly along the way The spirit of camaraderie of the open toad is summed up in the three words Have a Cote. At slops, everyone steps up to the familiar ccd cooler for the friendly refreshment of ice-cold Coea.Cob. America's streets and highways arc dotted with such places that invite you to pause and refresh with a Coke. Wherever you go, Coca-Cola stands for the pause that rcjresha, -a symbol of friendly refreshment, (OT1UO UNDER AUTHomtY Of 1HI COCA-COIA COMPANY tY COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.- of BLYTHEVILLE You naturally hear Coca-Cola i called by i'.s friendly abbreviation \ Xokc". Bol>i rr.Mn ihc quality proj. ' uct of The Coca-Cola Company. -© IJ4J Ii« C-C Ce,., Members of the Armorcl Pishing 31nb have until March 15 to pay heir membership dues tor 1945, it, 'as announced today by E. M. Ucg- I nold. president, Those who l)ave ot renewed their membcrshfp' by hat time will be dropped from the lub and new members addetl In heir place. Originally, these dues were to iavc been paid before Jan. 31, but (rectors of the organization decided ' o extend the deadline to the March 5 date because they had not been We to get out statements to the 200 ncmbers. The following 'report has been nailed to all on the membership list: "Due to gasoline and tire short- »ge the Board of Directors have deeded that we will not have n incct- ng at this time. "The club has $507.fiO in the treas- iry and has constructed a caretaker louse on the lake, a boat dock, strung electric lights across the lake, MU-chascd 15 boats complete with Kiddles and chairs, has done considerable work on the dam at the north end of the lake. A caretaker wns hired during the summer months at a salary of 575 a month, bill his services were discontinued last fall. We have no outstanding debts and no current expenses. The members also were told of plans to plant Coon Tail Moss and other fish food that has been recommended by the Fish and Game Commission. There are plenty of fish in the lake but they arc very lioor, It was pointed cut that planting this moss in the hike would not only provide a better fishing place but a more attractive lake. Club ollicials also expect to put down a pump In order to keep the water at the required level, but do not believe this will be possible until after the war. Those who do nol intend to ic- new their memberships were asked to notify club oflicinls. 200 Millions Spent To Equip French Navy WASHINGTON. Feb. 28 <U.R>— The Office of War Information reports that the United Stales Navy has spent more than 200 million dollars to equip Hie French Navy for battle. Tlie aid began (luring the invasion of North Africa in 1942, and this country still is supplying most of the materials to operate the French fleet, with some help from the British. Beware Coughs from common colds That Hang On Creomtilsion relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel perm laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heat raw, tender, in- 'fiamcd bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Crcomulsion with the understanding you must like the way It Quickly allays the cough or you arc to have your money back u CREOMULSION for Couehs.Chesf Colds, Bronchitis Just Received—Shipment of NEW MOTORS Complete—Ready to Install—For PLYMOUTH, DODGE DeSOTO and CHRYSLER CARS and DODGE TRUCKS. ... Let us show you how cheaply we can install a new motor before you overhaul your old motor. We Service Any Make Car BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 121 W.Ash Phone 422 Just Received Whole Carload of 30 Gallon AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS QQ QC No Ifcrfificare O~-^J Required. 1 CLARK HARDWARE CO. / Sreele, Mo. Phone 11 HARDWARE We Have U or Can Get It If It's At All Obtainable! HUBBARD HARDWARE CO. "25 Years' Continuous Service" New Theater Manila's Finest OPEN' 7 KACII EVENING MATINEES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 1 O'CLOCK Buy Wir Bonds (In Our I.«l)by Anytime) And Keep Them! Wednesday & Thursday 'RIDE, RANGER, RIDE" with (Jene Autry 1'u.v News & Short CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts 12:45; Sun. starts 1>»5 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:15 •; Continuous shows Sat. and Sun. T Wednesday & Thursday ' Double Feature "MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY" with Kiclurd Carkon and "Good Luck, Mr. Yates" with Claire Trevor R1TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. WEEK-DAT NIGHTS Box Office Opens 7:15—Show SUrU at 7:38. SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS " Cor Office Oneae 1 Show Start/1:15 Last Time Today "BUY ME THAT TOWN" U'iill Lloyd Nolan KKO NEWS and CO.MKDV Thursday and Friday "SUMMER STORM" wHh Grorffc Sanders'and Linda Dorncll Faniraounl News :unl Comedy Open 7:00 Show Starts 7:15' Wednesday & Thursday Double Feature Jamboree' with Kufh Terry, Grorgc Byrou & KrncrJ Tubbs and his Texas Troubadory CHAPTER 1: "Zorro's Blark Whip* Y NX VlCfOR f ^ MYStR-MILLER-MOQREl Kift ciouu cmou SUllt HUOX • D!ME PiUDItlOK . 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