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PAGE SIX (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1941 even Times In First Half; Both _* arns To Finals By LAYMOND CRUMP of the Courier NYws StaiT Sonny Lloyd, who hadn't| scored a single point in two 1 games, became a ono-man | firing squad last night, and} today Coach Joe Dildy's P,]y-j theville Chicks licit! tho Class j A basketball crown of Mis--' sissippi county with a 46 to| 36 triumph over Manila's) classy Lions. | Sonny pitched in eight, field ; goals and hall' thai, number of free j tosses lo give the Chicks a hard- j won but well-deserved victory in \ finals of the county tournament I here at the high school gymna- j slum lasi night before a' near- houseful of spectators who enjoyed every mimue of the fray ihac was a thriller throughout, ants a see-saw ; tussle until the half. ! • Misses 18th In Row i i Manila was trying for Us 18th (consecutive victory of the .season 'and its 21st triumph against two .^defeats, but the bid for n third r^stiajgru. 1941 win over Blythsvill" was doomed when Lloyd began his one-man foray that included a variety of one-hand push shols from all over ihe court good for 20 tallies. Bo Coppecige, after entering the second half with three fouls on him. accounted for 1C i points himself and held the cupa- i ble Junior Jolliff, tali Lion center, to a bare nine points. Coppedge'.s feat in avoiding a fourth foul that would have left him on the sidelines the rest of the night was the gvme's deciding factor. No one else would have been able to stop the JoJliff menace of pivot shots—but Bo turned ihe trick ably. Bud Fowler made 12 Three Chicks Gel All-County Posts An u}}-county Class A boys basketball loam, selected by coat-he:-, after ihe county tour- muwm. clo-r^d here night, included: Forwards—-Sonny Lloyd, Bly- •/nevillt?. and Albert: Love, Ma- nih'i. Comer—Bo Coppedge, Blythe- vlllc. tiuards—Junior JolliiT. Manila, and Monk Musiey, Hlytheville. The Lineups f -^ 1 <t»i) ; Manila l (r !t jjf; I'luy.-i- i'* <•> l| (.'rime*, [ •)'j -i :'-• .loiiifr ." i o: wiiiiv. ,i - '-\ it i':i mi i ii. t- l) ("i fi: i! i-fiiit. t! <M> 0 I' 1 L'l LdVir. f. (i-j '_' n :', <i (t \\ Ki.rr.-st. ir i.i (I l) I'i'-ro. i; n u o You).-. MS 17 >»y periods: ......... ? :M ,r_' 10 I'j u-i :'.n n -.- .liinmy liViHi-i -Hid Lowell uhfOioro. j JOINER, Ark., Mar. I.~~ I Shnwnco high school, host ! twin lo the Clans H Missis- ;' sip(»i county basketball lour- nnmem. entry of 10 teams from nine schools, advanced to tho I'inals here this mom- ing in both girl's and boys', brackets. Shawnee's boys, breezing along in a favored position, bested Black- \vnu-r ;n to 2;i in a game finishing ai noon today, and the girls' sextet bested Wilson 32 to 16. Finals will be played rtl 0 and 10 o'clock tcuiulit after two consolation contests at 7 and 8 o'clock. lust nig'hCs results iuctuded Stuiwm-e tflrls 3?,, Luxora Hi; Dell hojs 2-1, IjU.voru K{, ami Ktiscr .14, UimleUf '&. Friday night results were Osccola "«• iris 'JG. Dell 16; MIssco toys '26, Keisfi- i>. and Wilson boys 20, BurdoUe 19. Burdette, defending beys' champions, went o\u of the tournament, while Kelser's girls, ciefomiinii iiili:>ts In the girls' division and conlt-ncier for the state Lille this year, won handily. Two games were being played this afternoon to decide finalists. Kei.ser's girls were playing Osce- olu and Dell plnyed Kei.ser's boys. Rick Handicap Run Today /// Santa Anita By JACK GUNTHER Pi-ess Staff Correspondent ARCADIA, CaL, March f (UP) -.<;' Comeback Fails Jenkins Wins On TKO In 7th After Rallying BY JACK CUDDY Culled Press Siafl! Correspondent NEW YOHK, March 1. iUP)-The heroic saga of Lou Antes, one Baseball Meeting Here Night the fir-Id. oner- U were bonie bv Soabi.scuit, und K:iy;ik II, today the rod and white Howard colors were draped around n couple of nev: coks named Miolaml and farter's Cap. On the morning- line the odds wore squarely oven that one of the cv.'o would come loping; home in froiv. and stretch his owner's golder; Tin's 10-year con tract between Lou ;iml his mauagw, AI Woill, is a. direct aftermath nt the "kitl's last f'ighi" — AnilxTs' second technical knockout by Lightweight Champion L«nv Jenkins before- 15,402 warmly partisan, fans last night in Madison. Square Garden. The document is one of the rnosi MANILA. Ark., Mar. 1. — Final points for Manila, but the losers ! S anie - s - r ° U! " of Lheni - will be played couldn't hit their shots after it I here lolli " ht ln '- he Manila invi- became apparent that Jolliff was iation " rnflc scliool Western Mis- bottled up for the rest of the ' • sissil - ) P i county basketball tourna- • - • - - - ment. Twenty .schools nro entered, night in the last 'half. Both Blvtheville and Manila, along- with Leachvillc, ousted 42-32'Thursday night by-Man- ila,'\nll enter the district meet but BlylheviUe will be the favorite from the countv by virtue of last nlsjM's victory. , _ The lead changed hniuls seven , Cnne : times in the first hall and ihe " } boys wearily rested at intermission time with the score a stalemate at 24-all. Bui Lloyd pushed in a short effort as the third period began and Blviheville never Semi-flnals contests were being played this afternoon. Results this morning included: 'Boys) Brown 20, Psvwheen 15; School Sixteen 1G. Shady Grove 11; (Girls) Manila 25. SVwdy Grove '24. and Brown won on default from was headed. The count became" 3230 gcino into the final period, but Mr. Lloyd made seven points, Hays Spradley shoved in two l>'d "oa'ls and free tosses by Monk Mosley— who played a bnng-uo game—and L. E. Stafford broueht the game safely into Blytheville's possession night's Todays Sport Parade Bj HEiVRT McLEMORE chain of handicap triumphs to unusual ever drawn in lough caul- three in a row. There were lo other contenders canyon because of thp hon- e-t Liffer-Uon that inspired it. It is in this richest race in the world lilf:> absolute antithesis of what one and some of them were the best in tlie brutal fight toroughbreds In training. There) ^une wht-rt- money-hungry mana- wm-. for Instance, W. L. Brann's supposed to let their boys Challedon, Myron Sol/nick's Can't .! i»«hi on and on until they get Wait, w. B. Simpson's Gen'l Man- ! !ilt>il ' brains beat out. Donovan Halts Bout Weill, a chubby, bespectacled man ager. Valdina Farm's Viscounty, H H. Philpoi.'s Woof Woof and II. c. Hill's Sweepidi'i. Yet the average fan hnitlly even knew it. For \vlth the track so lashed by rain thai, it was littlp better than a ribbon of mud, the issue was J Arthur Donovan intervened at 2:2(5 worth about $100,000, according- 10 Weill. He owns his own home ami a laundry in Herkimer. UQ and his mother luive annuities. WeiJl will take him. luttt partnership, in the management of one fighter-, prob- aL-iy Ambers' cousin, Marty Servo, a welterweight who has won 31 of ?.<) professional fights ami goi draws In the other (U'O. Last night Lou took a terrific bent big in the second round, after a straight, right almost knocked liLs head off. Jenkins, frantic for the "kill" battered him n-om rope to rope. But Ambers, with a heart lsbg ^ fl kt-p: on ghi.s battle in which Referee ARCADIA. Cal., March 1 (UP)— { When Seabiscuit ran around his field in ihe stretch to win the Santa Anita Handicap last year and became the turf's greatest money winner with a total of $437,- 7HO. not even the most far seeing horsemen expected his record to be jeopardized for years to come. But now, just a year later, the doughty Biscuit's murk is imperiled. There is a horse going to the post in the seventh running of the Santa Anita extravaganza today,, who. if he comes banging dchvn in j clean cut. in the Howard team the bettor got two superior mudders for the price of one and even at. the low price they looked like n bar- Rain, no matter if a last-minute sun appeared to dissolve the threatening clouds or if it kept, on raining. The rain, which iuis pellctl the track almost every (lay for a mouth, held down Ihe crowd from the 75.COO persons ex- pccicd and \»-a.s certain to cut into the handle. The down-pour starlet! yesterday afternoon, and defeated plans officials had mapped to insure the largest crowd in western nu'ini; history. The- Golden Gallop was scheduled sixth on an eight-race card with a post-time fixed for 4:30 P. AT. PST. (6:30 P. M. CST). With 17 starters, the net purse- for the winner reached $90.360—with S750 to be subtracted with every scratch. of the seventh round. Donovan topped the bout while the game little Italian from Herkimer, N. V., was on the floor for the third lime In that session. But. because Ambers was actually ft inning the fiyhi—going- i mo Uie seventh round. Lou was reluctant to admit that he was through— that he was ready to hang up his ii loves for keeps. Later, in a cabaret—while the rhumba drums were pulsing—Weill talked to Ambers for two hours, like a father to a stubborn son. He cently to win the third and fourth, fight on even terms in the fifth and take the sixth on a foul. He forced the fighting throughout, as Jenkins backed away like a turkey looking for a place to sit clown. His jabbing attack, at times, made :he champion look like an amateur. But, early in the seventh, an over-handed right drove him to the canvas. Ke should have taken a nine-count, but he was up at the stroke of one. A left hook shook him and a following right floored him for eight, when he rose, Jenkins Last call for baseball! Floyd While, one of the group of BIytheville men seeking to arouse interest and raise $3,500 to finance a professional baseball entry here this summer in the Nonheast Arkansas league, said today that a meeting of enthusiasts would bo heid Monday night at 7:30 o'clock in ihe Municipal Court room of the City Hall to discuss the baseball proposition. Whiteso.ida committee, appointed last wee kand scheduled to start last Wednesday upon a money-raising campaign, would report that- approximately $1,000 had been promised. He said thai if the nutting Monday night- created enough interest, another committee would be formed to go out and try to get the remaining funds— otherwise the proposal will be dropped and bnseball will not- be Here i hi.s year. It you are a baseball fan and want to sec- the city of Blythe- viile represented this year in a professional league — be ai the meeting Monday night—otherwise baseball will be absent here a°ain. finally convinced the "Herkimer Wa * swarmm e after him. A bar- Hurricane" that he was but a ' l ' agc of heacl hooks flooi ' e ^ h»" in zephyr of his former self. i mid-ring.-and Donovan stepped in. As Ambers was assisted to his Permanent Retirement Weills current contract with Ambers expires June l, and lie fears that some unethical pilot- might lure the "Hurricane" back to the rin» when that document runs out. Hence, today they sign a new 10-year paper, which— in i effect— will retire Lou permanently. Ambers is comfortably i'Lved corner, the crowd shook the Gar- j den's girders with a grand ovation. ' Although wearing no crown, he j had gone out like a champon. i ' i i Eskimos are immune to many diseases in -their native land -which they readily contract when visiting warmer climates. Former Cardinal Star Is Dead; ]8 Years In Majors NORCROSS, Ga., March i (UP) —Ivv Wingo. 49. former St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds catcher, died today. Ke had been m ill health for more than a year. After rounding out hi s big- league baseball career of 38 ytars, Winso managed the Co- himt-us team of the American Association for one year. Wingo was regular catcher of (-.he world champion Cincinnati Reds of 1919 and was a member of the John McGraw-picked team i which toured the world in 1913,! playing in Europe. China, Japan! and Australia. i Tag |For MatFans Another hilarious "Tag" mutch te on lap for wrestling fans at the Legion Hut Monday nighr • Promoter Mike Mwoney will pii Cliarles Sinkey. the "EatUuio- Bar-' ber of Blytheville." and Yaqui Jov Uie lull-blood yaqui Indian from' .-aonora, Mexico, against a pair of meames called Die Irish An^r-1 and Sailor Tliomas. The main Lout will get mniei- way after a pair of preliminary matches liave been. run O ff between members of the headline cast. The first preliminary Is scheduled for 8 o'clock, with the flip of a coin to decide- opponents. Sailor Thomas, a Chieaeo gob who is rated as one of the "toughest of the invading heavyweight professional matsiers ,is a ne\v- ramer to i-he BlyihevlHe ring but apparently us well-matched wiih the bewhLskered New York Angel, latest aclopiee of the misnomer "Angel." Sinkey opened a mat. comeback tour last week after a long layoff and lost to Carlos Rodrique?. in an exciting three-fall brawl after the Mexican worked on an Injured knee to advantage. Sinkey, who was hurl slightly in an automobile accident last Saturday morning, is well again and looks in good shape for Monday's scrap. Yaqui Joe spilled Floyd Byrcl last week in- a match thai ended with victory for the Indian leg-hold artist after Byrd made the Mexico battler angry and spelled his earl}, doom -in the third and deciding fall. Joe's work is liked by fans here and he is fast becoming- the favorite performer of BIytheville and surrounding territory fans. The main go is set for two oui of three falls; the preliminaries will go a one-fall, 30-minute time limit distance. front, will be what the gamblers included j term a "mortal lock" to surpass the • Boys) Brown '23, Manila 9; Lost Biscuit'.s fabulous earnings Cane 15. Million Ridge 7, und Challedon Is Touirl • Girls) Millieiin Ridge"27. Shady j Grove 16; Pnwheen 34. Brown 24." again and it wasn't in the cards for the Manila crew to catch uo. Had Coppedye fouled out. Manila would have won—but he didn't and Sonny kept Ditching in the sohere for points. BlyrheviiJe'.s feat in hold- in c: the Lions to 12 noints in the last half was .something In itself, and all In all. the Chicks accounted for themselves verv well for keeps. Bo Starts Scoring A ilvin? start for the Chicks j during the nkht. was gained when Coopedgc dropood i in a setup and a free pitch after the tipoif. JolHIf misled three charity throws then Fowler made a setup and Branum tied ihe count ar 3-all with n free throw- With five minutes gone tho s?oro beramf 7-al), and Manila got n 12-7 lead at- the first period's end. Llovcl blitzkrie^ed the Linns for five no'nf.- in n minute, in the .second and it, Old Shoe Day Successful SANTE PE. N. M. »UP>—A "repairable old shoes" miuince was bold at a Snnte Pe theater in whioh the pi-ire of nrlmission for children \vns a pnir of worn shoes. The t-hoes were turned over to the Flks Club to repnir for needy peo- .wo led 23-19 and soon It was -3-all. Just befort Jolliff match' it was 24-ull. 01)1) Acrordiny to r he the halt Lloyd and nnce, of Trenton N J - J - "• orcli . free throws und _ , , in the Coach John MorrLs* outfit jusi i • ^"vincex -v r never could quite make ;he ,, to 'throw any 'tainted city streets." Tlie. re In id down in Challedon Is The horse is Challedon, W. L. Brann's big free-running fellow from the .free stato of Maryland. Challedon never has been a'spec- tacular horse, but in his three years of campaigning hap been a tough one to beat. He has ground out. enough wins to bring his winnings to $322.835. LOUISVILLE, <UPJ— The Kentucky Wildcats, defending champions, meet Alabama in the .semi-finals of the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament, here today. In tin: other .semi-fin;ils e, Tennessee-will meet the Today's race will be worth some- | Unlversll y '> f 1-loriria. ling close to $85,000 to the win- . Keuluck V-. npparpntly r thing tier and you don't have Lo be any mathematical genius to figure that ' SIJ)1)i ' m lho !irsl recovered from an "off" game with Mis;;Ls- of the a win today will leave Challedon | tom ' aam ent. Inst night- overwhelm- powerful close to the little Biscuit's 1 ecl Tlllftne -> Q to 30. Tenn^sec^ mark. .stretched out to snatch a 41 to Nothing but ft complete breakdown could prevent Challedon from bagging Hie needed $35,000 be-j fore the summer is out. With high I clnss handicap horses so scarce. -semi-finals. Cimlledon. in shape, could pick Approximately 4,500 persons .stretched out to snatch a ) victory from Georgia. Alabama defeated Auburn to It), and Florida turned IK •18 to 41 lo iram ; Tries Out as a Fireman that, amount, running in hobbles and with a safe up for » jockey. As a matter of fact, let meet him win the Handicap today— 1 something he isn't likely to do be- ! cause he isn't in top ' condition— | and he will bo a good bet lo run | his earnings to around S60Q.OOO he- I fore he is retired. Chulledon Ls just beginning his fifth year. Seabiscuit was seven years of age before he j surpassed the mark of Sun Beau I to become the top winner. i i It would be a tou^h blow to } Charley Howard n ChaUedon should ' win today. Not only because a vie- ' lory for Maryland's pride would j knock him out of the fat purse. ' but because, to use a Plorinn Ship-' pey phrase, that, mark of Seabls- t cult's is the one thing he is most 1 fondest of. rortcr's Cap Kaoc s Speaking of Howard, he has a horse in the racv today that stands more than an o;:tsicle chance of eventually Kurpassing\iit'.s mark of $427.730. And I don't mean Micland. either, I tut.-an that bar! gain ^ basement beauty. Porter's j Cap. This liuic cuss, who wu,s pick- 1 ecl up for $1.3oG at the Sara.sotn ycailiny sales in ]j)3!>. really hus been making money. Portor'l Cap won himself $49.775 as a two- year-old last year and his smashing victory in the Santa Anita Derby February 12 brought his to- lal earnings to $83,405. I If he -should win today he would rocket, to $168.405. That alone would yive htm a record, because you can thumb through the record books until you wear yourself out without finding a horse who over earned so much by the time his third birthday was only two months watched last night'.-; game. largest crowd so far during the ing Profi Shadows Hank UY I1AIIKY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor Whether by accident or design, i Ihe National League of Professional Football Clubs landed another fine ccach when the Detroit Lions took William Miller Edwards from west- em Reserve University of Cleveland. Fred Mandel of the Chicago department stores sought a big name coach for a Detroit clientele, whose resentment against outside ownership in both professional football | and hockey was not diminished by ihe record and performances of Lions of 19-30. Mandel o'Vercd Prank Leahy, who since switched from Boston College to Net re Dfime. a contract that i would have made the old r^otre i Dame tocklo financially independent for life. He bill hislv for Carl Snavely of Cornell. Bob Zuppkcs demand for a block of stock wa.-. all that kept- the Illinois uuitic from becoming the Lion tamer. Unable to obtain a coach whose HIGHEST GOLF COURSE Cloucicrcfi.. New Mexico, lays claim to having the loftiest go'lf in ihe United States. Situated atop tlie Sacramento mountains, the course is 9000 feet above sea level. Read Courier News want ads ATRE Holland had its last war .-nore than 100 years ago. EVERYTHING FOR YOUR OFFICE PHONE 16 PHONE DELTA OFFICE SUPPLY STORE Rlytheville, r R.R* & Asi LUXORA Phone 42 Mat. Sat.-Sun, 2 and 4 f, ftf Every Night 7 P. M. Always lOc - 20c SUNDAY & MONDAY THEY MADE HIM FAMOUS ...HE MADE THEM MEN! Harry Gravson PAT O'BRIEN GALE PAGE • HONALD flEAGAN • DONALD CflISP B~*-f 'r HOrD UCCM • i wtwfi UOl.Sw ten** ?f* Ort;fe>I S.-WQ PI,, tj fiot^i R^dL-cr . R..J U[<K ,v, ^r,^ .^.^ •f Mn Poclfi*. «.(ttt rtprjli t/ HocX^c't iiU^llE i.r<ncii;cl i^i Cnu4* Mat. Sat.-Sun. 2 & 4 p.m. XiVhi 7 p.m. Paso. Jan. l. Edwards. 35. and whose stocki- FARMERS WE HAVE SEVERAL Blue-Ribbon Rebuilt Tractors and Machines of All Sizes GUARANTEED LiKE NEW! AND PRICED TO SUIT YOUR POCKETBOOK DELTA Implements, Inc. Pbonc 802 name would crack the headlines, i ness belies the Bis Bill, although Mandel did the nexi best thing. lie decided to ?er a man who could coach. He s-ov one in Bill EcUvards. Mandel did not. up his mind until agents talked to National League nlnyers drilled by Edwards at Western Reserve- Johnny Wilson, the Cleveland end. he weighs 210 pouuds. played, with independent teams prior to enter- in? Mnssillon's Washington high school. He spent n year at KKski School before captaining the Ohio State frosh. He switched to Wittenberg College of Sorlngfleld. O.. because several Massillon boys en- relied there played plenty of •When-New York-Yankee pitcher Vernon Gomez caller, he wants to become a smoke eater Hen as a back-seat driver on a hook and ladder truck 1 r. « New Uond to Coast Peak EUGENE. Ore- (UP)—A road to ; ihe top ci Mary's Peak, loftiest pinnacle in the Coast Hange of moun- ; TT : tains, soon will be completed by the Hank Greenberg \vas greeted bv forest service. Prom . a vantage come ^™ Jimmy Durante-. s point on its top, motorists.may see schnozzle . shadow and all—wlvn ~ ur the Pacific- ocean, 30 miles , he Arrived in New York en rouio Tigers' trainim •and Phil R r .\n.<\zzo. Pittsburgh tnck- center s\nd captained outstanding le. amoK" ilit-m. In the final analy- . varsities in his junior and .senior sis, that is ihe true measure of n ; years. ccnch—\vh;u his players think of ; Edwards football is remindful cf him. and Monciol \vas positive he '. that- of Dr. Joel: Sutherland. He \vii:. not making o mistake after , employs the single \ving to right contact inn boys \vho knew Edwards ; and left variations, a man-in-mo- b?*t. tion and sprejicl fonnation,s. He is Under tho ntv-onable Edwards, a - not afraid 10 open up and take a product cl ?hnt, cradle of football .chance. He develooed Ray Zeh. r, pl-iyers. Massillon. O.. Western Re- superlative forward passer, serve lost only six games in Six The son of a \Velsh coal miner voiir.s. AC:;UIM .>-roneer competition whose fcp.iilv had liule money. Ed- than is !>encvu!ly imagined. Ed- wards had to quit school at 15 to \varus' ;o:tm.- r;.:; 'up unbeaten • earn ins way on a man's job in strings of 2f>. \:\ ;mc i 7, t -he last the mines. cne_ still unbroken. ; With sparse material, he had to Yet, becai ,<i^ Western Reserve is | get the mos; out of what he had not on biy ;imr. Edwards did not | at, \Vestcrn Reserve. He made n gain even a sir.ull share of national I little go ;v distance, ropute until the Red Cats repulsed j Bill Edwards got there the hard Dixie Howell's Ari/ona State Teach- ' wr.y. ar.d isn't ymns to Detroit to ers. -J6-13. in the fiun Bowl at El fall. WRESTLING Chas. Sinkey and Yaqui Joe The Irish Angel and Sailor Thomas Two Preliminary Routs S'-llO p. m. Legion Hut American Legion Arena. .Monday 8 p. m. FARMERS AUCTION SALE THURSDAY! 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