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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1941 BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Lunsford Loses, Edds Wins Bout-Chicks To Deli It's Upset Night- Manley Is Kayoed In Gloves Meet Stars fell at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis last night— the two best-ranked Golden Gloves contestants of the Mid- South' ring tournament. Jimmv Lunsford, Blvtheville's * " The Sports Spotlight By LAVMOND CUUMF of tlio Coarier News Staff Upsets Upset Fans Jimmy To Turn Pro? Jonesboro Relieved Once there was a Golden Gloves tournament and then--Wham !™ ow\viiw,-h+ »+•«•.*. i 4 • -U 'i • • j 11- J llst li}ce lafu ' Jimmv Lumford is a\y \\eight stablest via the decision, route and Jimmy , decisioued and OUL of the tounui . Star End Of '06 Finally Heads For The Sidelines At Age Of 61 Jiy DONALD WAG NEK UnUeil Tress StalT Correspondent MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 21. (OP)— Cull the roll of the sports world's iron men, and Bobby Mftrshiill may top all the Age may have slowed him, but it'l .stopped him. He quit professional football at 5G and pro-* Baseball Men Meet Tonight At Legion Hut Manley of Memphis saw stars in a second-round knockout. Lunsicrd, apparently geared for* a fight over a longer distance than the three-round limit of Golden Gloves competition, went after his foe, Lake Rob arson of Mississippi university—with whom he was matched after a mixup was found in pairings yesterday afternoon—with a bruising ooay attack. But- he lost one round because of a low blow, dropped another when judges said he was using kidney punches too often, and the decision Play Missouri Cage'Tourney Finals Tonight CARUTHER3VILLE, Mo., Feb. 21.—Fmais in tne annual PemLscot , L . , county basketball tournamsat will went to the tirea 19o-pound Ole ce held here tonighL GLrls , fiaals Miss battler on points. It was a are at 7:330 0 - cla , k befcween Ha yti blow to the crowd that packed the auditorium to watch 23 semi-final bouts, and many boos were heard. It was Jimmy's second loss in 23 amateur fights. Lefty Beats Manley Manley, twice heavyweight champion of the Mid-South tournament now fighting as .a light-heavyweight, lost on a knockout for the second time in his career to James ^nd Cooter, and boys' finals w^ll oe played at 8:30 between Caruth- _rsvnle and Wardell. ment he goes. Jimmy Manley is kayoed in the second round and what is left for us in Memphis tonight? What's the old bromide about "The best-laid plans of mice and men"? The theme song of the two Jinunys today Ls, "Chicago, here we arc. Wish we were there. We're not having a won- dcrlul time." And what's the use of us going to Memphis tonight, anyway, with the two best ifgnters out of the Mid-South finals? Darn it. Jimmy Lunsford undoubtedly would have punched Lake Roberson into dreamland in another five Semi-finals results last night in- rounds but, unfortunately, a Golden Gloves bout can go only tnree cmned: Girls—ilayti 28, Bragg; City 27, and Cooter 24, Waidell 21. boys—CanichersviJIe 27, Bra^g; City 9, and Waruell 34, Cooler 15. Wednesday night's quarter-finals fcisionnl baseball at 58. Now, at HI he still i.s a star catcher on u diamond ball team. ; Last .summer he hit the bull j :il a .400 clip. Tins summer ! he expects to lie back lichi":! j the )-;!a(»' for (he railroad and warehouse commission team. Ci-rtalnly Marshall rnnks as one ?f the great Ne:;ro athletes of all time. L GUI- Will Blytheville have a proles- sional baseball teum this season? That question will be answered tonight, when a group of baseball enthusiasts from Blythuville and surrounding territory meet tit the Legion Hut at 7:30 o'clock. Most Important obstacle lo a team here, which would enter the Class l> Northeast Arkansas leuyue under :i franchise of the St. Louis Cardinals, is the sub-question of "Win-re Ls lhe $3,5(H) financial guarantee, to come from and wao will tipon- sur raisins' of the money?" By JACK CUDDY American Legion members and United Press Stall 1 Correspmulnil officials Of the leauue will ho Standing 6 feet, l and weighing NEW YORK. Feb. 21 (UP)— present nt tonight's mprtlnr 185, he played pro football with Jimmy Webb of St. Louis nnd Tom-, Tm> AmcrHin' Lewlon" It Is be the btst of them for 28 years— my Tucker of New York, ouLstand-! ii,. V ed will not •u-iivcl'v hn the from 1P07 to 1<J35. He made base-,ing young light heavyweights, bat-' X " 1L ball pav from 1907 to 1937. : j U e 15 rounds tonight at Madison Juniors Win In Tourney Clash The Chicks of Blytheville PARAGOULD, Ark., Felt, will begin a new chapter in 21.—Blytheville junior high ? s or -nnl i Ion ° he but will their 1941. basketball season tonight when they play Dell's Devils at Dell in the locals' first appearance since they lost to Jonesboro, 56-37, Tuesday night. A new winning streak i.s sought by Conch Joe Dlldy's cage a^rcja- tion, which chalked up eight consecutive victories ul'k'r four lasses in the first i'lvo games of the season before meeting the state champion Jonosboro quintet. Blytheville's first game against Cell this season rcoiilU:d in the first victory on the eight-game winning string when the Chicks young basketball squad was victorious here this morning over Turrell, 23 to 21, in a first-round district tournament cage game. Vcnion Houchins, center, led 'the winners with ei^ht points. The Blytheville-quintet will play Cash, Ark., rated as one • of.• the best teams In the tournament,.: at « o'clock tonight. Tournament seml- ilnals will be held tomorrow morning and finals will be run. oil tomorrow night. ' Tlie game was replete with fouls Guard Charles > Roush fouled: out for Blytheville' and two Turrell "I. ,... .,...., 4 ...,. iu AJO i. . uc ij roi:nus lomgiu ai muciison help to niise the moiw if some Waved with Gophers j Square Garden in the opening oT c ihrr eronn iinrlprinrW snnnsm- started football when a kid, nn elimination to ddmnlnc ^ fa ' llndfirUlkLi 6pol1M)1 - Shepard of Jackson, Miss., a baf- ! , ound • resu ] ts were- nm 5 southpaw, in the second j Girls-Wardell «,' Caruthersville 10 H. ndi . .„._,_, . • i -'7, and Cooter 31, Deering 18. Boys Finals will be h f Id tonight at _ Cc oter 32, Deering 31, ana" War- Bins Audiionum, with three con- rf P n oi wniianrt on testants remaining in the running from northeast. Arkansas and southeast Missouri. Edward Edds, Blytheville light-heavy Novice fighter, will , oppose Wilmer Chandler, hard- 'hitting- Memphis lad. Edds won by a second-round TKO over Myrl Fickens of Memphis last night. JEcl Morrison. Pine Bluff, who is rounds, and Jimmy wasn't fighting a three-round fight. The popular Blytheville fighter is going places in boxinj circles. Of that, we and thousands of Mid- South fans are certain. But last night he went out into the ring rt nd tody-punched his opponent lor three rounds. Observers say J.mmy didn't make an effort to nit his fee from Ole Miss in the face more than thrice- Tne foe was dell 24, Holland 20. Feature of ing tournament was the Cooter-Deering boys' game Wednesday nignt, when the final i „, _„,...„; ^ Q L,«,-v, n ir :. • ,. on points, nevertheless, gun soundea upon a tie score o. H 31-all As the gun roared, a Deering-player loiusd Threet of Coocer, who stepped to the free throw iiiii. with the crowd tense an.1 the gam«. over, and pitcned in a free tosi for the game's deciding point. w " th<> n in in fnvm-ii,. in Ule li-LO-iU lUVOllle 111 prisingly heavy betting. " W£ akening at the end— but he won : ircnwood, the Minneapolis Marines and Beavers, Duluth, nibbing, and In grade .school," Marshall said. | champion Billy Conn's suc-ossor. i "I played four years at Central' Price-maker Eddie Borden hi'jh in Minneapolis and then foul' 1 ••rnrs mere ai the University of Minnesota." Marshall wa.s named A!I-America end in 1906, hi.s final year with the Gcphers. Ki<? main feat that .season was a 45-yard p'.acekick that defeated one of A. A. Stage's best Chicago teams. -1 to 2. His cc.'le^e days over, hei«ni- inedrsilcly i~wunt into the pro circuits. Fe never missed a :; for 2S years and av^r- ugrd i(j and 11 games every "I played regular in tiie old national pro league," he recalled. "TTS'.<••£*. I was with Reck Js'and, ] " ' meeting develop a for the necessary isr: the money, then it is that a team will be entered from Conn soon will ylvo up his 1"5- ht-re in the Northeast Arknasas pound crown, in acco:dunce with loop, making it four-ti-am league. ' York- c-mniJ-sinn^ .-vie. The lengue may be expanded this he Ls matched for a heavy- season into a four-team circuit., II title tilt with Joe Louis in negotiation;? with tiie Detroit Ti'—probably at Yankee suiuiLm. yers unci New York Yankees gain fought two opponents last night, decisioning Thomas Koralia and Chester Webb. Scott to Finals Troy. Scott of Manila, flyweight Novice, still hasn't put on a glove and will fight in the finals tonight. He wen on default for the second time, and George Pruitt, Armorel middleweight, is in the finals with •a bye. .-.:.- .1 Stanley Hancock Jr., Leachville, Open flyweight entry, lost on a second-round knockout last ni^ht , , OfiiciaiS'' -are Peg Maynew of competing under Blytheville colors, Kewanee and Herb Moore of Pop . is in the bantamweight finals. He lar jji u ff Trophies will be presented winners tonight by County School Superintendent Harold S. Jones. Luusford's ring-- training in the East was against such lop- notch fighters as GU.S Lesnevich and against such spannates as any number of experienced fdiowj who have Jong sijiee graduated from the amateur ranks and train—not for a three-round fight, but for a 10 or 15-rounder. Tonight's wlm;cr will meet the victor of a bout between Anton Chrisiofuridis of Greece and Gns Lesnuvteh of New Jersey, .slated for the Garden May 2. Cbristoforldis is recognised as title-holder by the National Boxing :i£so:iatioii. The ulll- mate j;urvivor ivi'M lie rceog- ni/cd as undisputed woild ciiainpJon. NEW YORK, Feb. 21. (UP)— to Mitchell of Memphis, a south- Withdrawal of Chuck . Fenske, 1940 paw. champion, from the mile in the Tonight's 16-bout card opens at national indoor A. A. U. track and 8 o'clock. BY HARRY GKAYSON Cpeakinr of basketball capitals, j field championships in Madison i Square Garden Saturday night, put the spotlight on the three-mile : division today- Fenske. unable to win a mile start this season, dropped out with three laps to gt> in the N. Y. A. C. games last week, and wrote A. A. U. Secretary Dan Ferris that he would be unable to compete this week because of Illness. "Constant colds have gradually Kingston, R. I., will do until a hot- re d uced my resistance until it now is at low ebb," Fenske wrote. That leaves the three-mile affair with Greg Rice, pint-sized Notre ter hoop center sizzles. Rhode Island State's points-per-minute ri team invaded New "icrk with a 14-car special Dame record-holder, and his pe- train. A railroad v te preparing to j ren nial rival, Don Lash, Indiana make up a limited of two sections, state policeman, the chief entrants, to accommodate rabid followers when the Hams appear in ths in- vitaticn tournament at Madison Square Garden next month. * » * For the Brown game, State students advanced their supper hour the outstanding event of the A. A. U. meet. Cassy Fined $100 HAVANA, Feb. 21. (UP)—Except two hours to ensure themselves f or the tardiness of Pitcher Hugh Casey, everything went smoothl^ .stats in small Redman Hall, scene of the Rams' home engagements. Many brought supper in the form ot sandwiches. In 14 skirmishes this season, the Rhcds island State squad, which delighted 16,CCO ^spectators in repelling St. Francis,^ 57-42, in New York, has traveled at a 76-point per game average. * » •» . Stanley Morfzelewski. the nation's l^ad:n~ scorer, has 267 points to his credit, and. with 10 battles to be waged, may reach the 590 finally with Kenneth All-Americans. Haycraft's support of organizations. BlyUievilltt's last profession:!I {cumuli was In L1K57 and lUSS, when the, New York Giunls liliiml u (cum here anil put up all the money themselves. Now, under the proposed 1941 setup, $2,500 Ls necessary to guarantee operating expenses and $1.000 must he raised as a guarantee that the team will, finish the .season nudged the Devils here last month, j Players went out with four -per- 62 to -H. The Chicks went right' on to defeat, In succes.sior), O.^eolu, Paragould, Leachville, Keiser, Brayg City, Armorel, and Lcachville again before the Jonesboro defeat. Game-time is 7:30 o'clock. The .starters: Pos. Lloyd •Spriulley Mo.sle.y Besharso F C G O Dell Boren Tate Jonas MetcaU'c pori Webb was a .slight favorite here. The Cardinals will furnish largely because he won u close the players and $2.500 toward op- beat Iroh- when we fHaycraft'.s) wood. Michigan." ic?s are alway; stoccl the rough :md tumble of professional football for so many years. "Well. I never let up," he explained. Sports Year Around "During the fall I played foot- decision ever Tucker j crating expense costs. in September In the semi-final to j .Jlhe Conn-Bob Pastor bout. Webb When you lose two rounds by rules' violations in a three-round fight, • you can win by one j . ; , ] " Vv ' :nt£r . - . method-the Jcnockout. And jimmv lce skatln f' ancl , ln 1lh f 1 spring and , . , " i «nmimpv it vnt; hnsohnll couicin't get back into the groove of amateur fighting last night. The iuuire—without verification of our idea, we expect Jimmy to cuni professional very shoruy and oin Manager Jack Kearn.s, who with Joe Craia will control the future, fighting destiny of the big heavyweight. * * •« Jonesboro fans and players didn't worry so much about losing a basketball game when Blytheville baseball. "I kept in shape. Other than r IT^^CP "0*" "r t'vo, ibi- only time l was laic! up -was with a ?i.rkcn leg the first year at Minnesota.'' •;' Another favorite question put to Marshall is how modern football stacks up with that of the good eld days. Because he sits on the players' bench at every home game en the Minnesota schedule, he hns an answer: "Pro ball a few years ago prob- was floored for thi in the last round but his early lead gave him hair-line advantage. Jimmy and Tommy iiru tiie sunne a^e. 23, ivnd each bus losi the r.rtmc number of decisions during their careers — three. Neither has been knocked out or stopped, and Tucker has never even been floored. Webb, a bit more stringy in build, has lieeii on the floor several times, but be always rose and carried en. '-. •• •> . . . - s Tucker has had a bit more ex- scnnl It was the Blytheville five's 'seventh victory in 14 contests •' thte .season. The Lineups I.inoujjs nnd suinjnnrios: - - .' Bly Jrs (23) j Turroll (21) Player f f White Sox Have A Possible 4-K Infield Outfit CHICAGO. Feb. 21. (NEA) — Manager Jimmy Dvkcs of the Chicago White Sox could form an "all-K" infield, now that Catcher Ken Silveutri lins been .sent l,o the YnnkeRs for Bill Knickerbocker. The infield would include Knick- ertockcr at shortslcp, Bob Kennedy at third, Don Kollowuy at freccnd and Joe KuVicl at flrs'j. But Dykes isn't; llksly to try the Mound Prospect Behind Whiskers NEW YORK. Feb. 21. (NEA) — When Donalds William Hendtlck- -un, bi;4 nght-luinaer whom the New York Yankees have called up ircm KansiiK City, wa.s first discovered by a .sccut, he was hiding behind whiskers in n of David uniform. Hcndrlckson has sjnce been with Akron, Norfolk, un'a Binghumton. With the B.ue.s last year ho won Hi {{times and had an earned run aveiagc of 3.02, Su.-y. C J-'lunlpiii, f Tliymp.ion, To t PUyor 0 IjjJorton. f 'i Oi Ryo, £ f) OJVountc, / 0 0[Yoinik'. i 'I u| Moore,- c \ 0! niirilwt'll. g (<00 0(TRtikur s li-.y, g 0 0,Gill, K 1 0{ U ij Totals 21 0 0 00 00 0 0 00 00 •t 1 '2 3 8 5 CHAMPION Rend Courier Nevvs want »ns. perience than his opponent. Tommy i ccmbinntlon >so long as Luke Ap- cnpagcd in 63 professional Oghts, while Webb had 55. Both have knocked out more than half of their rivals. Tucker's best, punching exhibition was the nignt ne floored Solly Kiicger, ex-middle- pling i.s around to play shortstop. Rain Halts A's CARLSBAD, Calif.. Feb. 21. (UP) —The Philadelphia Athletic* bat- played there Tuesday nizht as ably was more dangerous than I w eight king. Krieger never had r'"" ""'"""'""" ";"'^;- "»•«' - - ' '- been on the canvas before. , terymen resumed work today after about saving their own faces here.; fcctball today, but players now Let Jonesooro Sports Editor Billy ohelton tell the storv in his own have to be smarter and faster. 'In the eld davs it used to be .vay (and does he soiuid relieved): j power and plenty of it, but now "It would have been a disaster of the first water if Ely- theviUc had won that game. Seme of the more loud-mouthed citizens of Jonesboro (particularly your correspondent — Shelton) would not have dared to poke their dirty noses into Blytheville . . . The records show nothing about Blytheville ever winning a basketball game from Jonesboro, Godoy Backs Up an enforced holiday because of rain. Most of the squad attended o it's power plus speed and deception. Forwards, laterals and criss- .. ., WCJ^MI, nmtuiujiTi, jjiiuia t,i_; m tu . . . crcssfts really cpnn a game up. N y k * counirj, Each summer for 30 years he , reliably today. rcst of ^of^b^^^m^VlL.^^ to B««« tcurcd Lhe nation with the Chi- l %™ ^ •'"Jtomob. c, apparently has ca-o Leland Giants. All-Nations.; changed his nrund about insisting i Keystones. Estevan Canadians, and' "P°n a postponement from April I Gophers. He could play anv spot L ^ to August of his proposed Los Angeles title fight with Joe Louis. on the diamond. 11 \fi ti i/ viJ \sWJi »j» • T T 1 p &711 "During those six years when i Handicap Added batterymen the squad Sunday at Anaheim for the .start of general drills. FLY the Chicks won every football game against Jonesboro, we Hurrbane fans fell back in confusion and NFW YORK. Feb. 21. (NEA) — Addition of the $10,000 added Grey- hid behind our previously-prepared j Log handicap to the stake events ..nes on basketball/' i for" its 25-day spring meeting at * * * ! Jamaica has been announced by We suppose now that the Jones- i the Metropolitan Jockey Club. boro lads have won both in foot- j The Grey Lag, at a mile and a ball and basketball this sports ; furlong for 3-year-olds and up. May Be On NEW YORK. Feb. 21 (UP)—The on-again-off-ngain Louis -Godoy title fight still may be stage.! at Los Angeles in April, if Challenger Arturo Godoy actually flies from Chile to New York early n» f xt month. That's what Promoter Mike Jacobs said when informed that Godoy now plans to fly here. NEW YORK.— Long Island University's basketball team traveled in a chartered plane on their first invasion of the mid-west, flying for games with Michigan State. DePnul of Chicago find Baltimore. Rend Courier Ncw.s want tn the Brooklyn Dodgers' 'training camp today. Reese removed the brace from injured ankle and after a spectac- tuar workout declared his foot "felt fine." Casey, reporting four days late, was fined S100 by President. Larry MacPhail yesterday.. He paid without a murmur. . "" „„ year, they'll be hard to get along I will be run on the last day of me no \V^A with. Blytheville can do nothing : meeting, May 10. The club's ^Wj ._ ;® IiT but look forward to the 1941 foot- ! JP"ng stakes represent a SGi.n,0 f ™,^ ball season. But Joe Dildv and ! outlny. an of $17,500 over. his lads gave 'em a scare' for a ! lasl ycai '• few moments Tuesday night. Brothers Separate Young Refuses Terms MIAMI, Fla.. Feb. 21. (UP)— rrint-. a rec'rd he sst last season, | only sbc players, all unsigned, were for the country. ' i missing from the New York Stutz Modzelewski in recniti Giants' spring training drills today- weeks has had trouble maintain-' only unsigned player in camp ins his high average because the, was First Baseman Babe Young, opposition has put two men on | who talked with Bill Terry ^ d \ h:m. He brcke his spell a^m>t/ Brcwn. however, when he registered 18 points in the 16 minutes he LAFAYETTE. Incl., Feb. 2L :NEA>—Al Menke. leading randt- TKACK CAPTAIN LOST MADISON. — Captain-elect Ed of the Wisconsin track team has decided not to return to , ( ! 0 ie for center on !hr purduK school for the second semester. He freshman basketball team, is a would have been defending Big Ten brother of Bill and Bob Menke, champion in the half mile. ! key men cf the Indiana vamty. — .— ; W hich won the national champion- Some steel rails laid half a ccn- ship last, season. The Menkc-s will tuvy ago still are in use, but their 7ior be opponents as the Hoosier average life is 15 years in servicc.brcthers are .seniors. Read Courier Ncw.s ads. Wert Optometrist "HE MAKES 'EM SEE" Over Joe Isaacs' Store Phone 540 APPROVED Alfalfa Seed Lespedeza Seed Oats Seed Corn *All Kinds of Field Seeds Keystone Bulk Garden Seeds BABY CHICKS PURINA FEED Ffesh Dressed Poultry L K. Ashcraft & Go, 11Z E. Mnln 1'honu 15'1 We Buy Poultry PER WEEK A RECORD MAKING TIRE AT RECORD MAKING TERMS. PHILLIPS MOTOR GO. 5th & Walnut Phone 810 Dr. W. F. Brewer Dentist BIylhevillc. Arkansas Specials! Extractions - - - - $1.00 Full Upper and Lower Plates $25.00 {Extractions Included) Against a Brown outfit seeking Fhcrie Island State's scalp, the Earns nut on their most torrid ex- hibitirr, of the campaign. They led 77-29 at the end of 30 minutes . . . scored IS points -in the first five minutes of the second half. Rhode Inland made good 31 of 83 tries from the floor. Seventy-live per cent of converted shots fell j through the hoop without touching the rim . . . many poured throin'n from remote spots. The final score was 89-43. State probably could have easily ' exceeded 100 points, but Coach Frank Keaney used second and t.Viird-stringers* throughout the last 10 minutes. In losing only one game in 14— to Temple. 42-38 in overtime in Philadelphia. Rhode Island State has scored 1Q61 points to 6G4 for the opposition. then refused to come to terms. The ! absentees were Hank .Canning, | Joe Orengo. reportedly enroute. Burgess Whit-ahead. Jack Brewer, B xllCarpenter and Bob -Seeds. Amazing low prices. Stunning new patterns! 20 Proot •AWS"->KA >;>>,•;• w. ¥,y. •>:«.•/ ^; *2&®i£i$t;VXe<£ Distilled and Bottled by Century Distilling Co., Pecfla, 111. TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICE This is Lhe year for Assessing City and Persona! Property and it must lie assessed by Anvil TOtK jr\JJiAl J,V>LJli If you fail to assess your property the law requires roe to assess it for you. You kriow {he value of your property better than anyone else. Please hc-lp me fix the proper value on your property. Copyriphted I9JS 6? Stncfair Rtfrt^g Co»pon» (Irt.l Agsnf S/nc/a/r Renn/ng Company (Inc.) AGENT Blytheville, Ark

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