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Blytheville, Arkansas
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•J?AGE SIX BLYTHEVn J.;E, (AKTC) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1941 tLeachville, 42-37, To Reach Finals, Play Jonesboro Or Manila For Title Toni Razorbacks Drill For Kansas City Tourney (Special lo the- Courier News) Soose In Line For Title Shot After Victory By JACK Clim>Y Untied Press Stall' Correspondent NEW YORK, March 8 (UP)—, fwnce, drillnd hard this week with Billy Sense, the ex-collegiate "pret- a n uiouiUus trained on the wrsi- ''"«l a big night miring- the ccm- ,v boy" who suddenly turned killer. e m finals of the- N. C. A. A. has- (eronce season. John Adams pom- '•' ••"-'J • ••'> .___,.. • , ,,,! O/! f.n!,,ir> llii'/Mlrrti inn UMf'tfPI By W. .1. Sracial to tbf Courier N«ws PAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—The Uni- yorslty of Arkansas Razorbacks, champions of the Southwest Con- Cordon Carpenter, sophomore cental*, with 83; R. C. 1'Ilts', will) 77: Captain John Frei- lurffer, with 61; and Clayton Wynne with 48. Each of six Razorback regulars MARION,"Ark., March 8.— Blyihoville's Chick quintet, t.v will „ t , middleweight crown on May 0 by i March 21. M-iuui in,) w4i m.\i • .»,.*.., i j-j u ijiiiii.i VM UK. »'. -v/. •»• •-. •- — , > crack at Ken Over»n's keiball tournament at Kansas City od _3G_ pointy through ^t he Mississippi county Class A tournament victor and favorite vi,au* or **™v™™^^ to reach the finals of the Class A district four basketball ™.^ bl n ^ u - lt " 1 ' uU "°" bq tournament being held here this week-end, came .through '^lo'longer can the Fnrreii, Pa, as expected today with a -12-37 vk-tory over' LeachviUe am! will meet the Jonesboro-Maniln contest the finals perform- ( & telegram from J. W. StClu of Dallas, chairman of the ^ix at 8 o'clock tonight. Hays Spradley scored 15 points to pa'ce the Chicks to their second triumph in the two-day tournament' in which seven teams participated. Th''e score was 36-35 with | : ttiree minutes to play. BlythcviUe's , record over the season includes two j losses and one victory against Ma- j nila-- and a pair of reverses in contests against the defending state champions of Jonesboro. Jonesboro Plays Manila Jonesboro. defending slate champions who drew a bye in the ..'opening round pairings of its bracket, was playing Manila's Lions —third Mississippi county entry— shortly after noon today. Manila slaughtered Rector. 53 to 12, as Bud Fowler clicked in 20 points and, Ashabranner got 11. Nelson Branum mncle 10 tallies. Leachville ousted Paragould. 38 to 22, paced by Center Scott, who made 12 points. Ray and Dortch had nine and seven points, respectively, for the strong Lenchvillo out- Collects The Chicks bested Corning with ease and tapered off a three- period workout with a good shower as reserves finished the game and 1 allowed 15 points after- the game was in" the bag. Coppeclgc fouled out near the third period's end after gathering- 11 counters, but SpnuHcy had a field day to cop scoring honors with six field s« :i!s amj a pair of charity pitches for points, a total equalled by Center Pillow of the losing quintet, ittcnk Mosley accounli-rt for 1C points. The locals never had a difficult moment from the beginning of the Corning clash, running up a commanding lead of 12-5 at the first period's conclusion and widening the gap tO'33-U at half-time. The foe went scoreless in the third ses- Bonham With Iron Ball Before Hurling ST. PETERSBURG. March 8. <NEA>— Workiiu; on the s:um x theory batters I'ollow when they swinji two or Ihret 1 bats before goini; 10 f.he plate, Ernie Bunham. the bisj riyht-hander called up from Kansas City by the New York Yankees last year. HVts a small iron bull weighing three pounds before goinv. out to pitch, and also bcuveen in- This strengthens his wrist an'! loroHi'nL makes the ball seem lighter. Other Yankee pitcher,-; have tried the idea, but 'hid ii tends to make them wild longer flash be maneuvered out of a title tilt with Veteran Overlin after last nights impressive 12-round victory over rugged Ernie Vigh — Billy's second triumph within a month over tho "Iron Man" from Js T ew- bm-Rh. N. Y. Won It Easily In tin's return match, Soose not only won a lop-sided and unanimous decision, but ho also unleashed unexpected dynamite- thut floored the squat, heavily-muscled Vigh in the first round, for the llrst time in Vlfjh's career. Billy hit the rugged up-siater so hard with that thundering straight right that Vigh claimed he was In a da/.e until the llih round. "When "I thought the fight was just, starting." That knockdown punch and Billy's savage aggressiveness during the remaining sessions coin- district, brought the information that the.? Razorbacks were the com- miUiie's unanimous choice to rcp- irsenr, tho Southwest. Dean against T.C.U., an all-time Southwest Conference record. Carpenter around whom next, year's quintet will be built, dumped in 20 points against Tc-xas in the .season's opening game. Five I'lay Next Season Waterman chairman of the Ark- Hickey had two big nights, scov- aihletic council, announced ing 17. points against Texas on Jan. 11 and the same number against T.C.U. on Feb. 22. Pitts had a big evening against Baylor, when he scored 14 points. Freiberger's high game was in the 'season's finale against S.M.U.. when ho tallied 12 The Lineups Trusty, lleslutrs Tntnl-: •.nut (•19) t OornJtiji ML pf) I'l!»>•<• ii! 0 o| Mln.-l;. f (l 0 2) KmHiff. (> 2 t!i rill.nv. .: ;t i :ii Ortiysoii. i- t 1 .^''i r 0 l.) } I UMVVCTV. 't li 11 U I J 1 ; 1 0 (>' 0 0 0: (20) l 1 onsas the receipt and acceptance of the invitation. The Razorbacks won the privilege of representing the Southwest, in the national tournament by £o~ in<? through their V2-game Sou'.h- wost Conference schedule without a defeat. In winning 12 straight "nines, the Razorbacks scored U4U points, the conference record. Thc-ir opponents scored 444 points. The average score of the Razorbacks' 1.2 victories was 54 to 37, a 'spread' of 17 pcints per game. 'Spread' A&S, (58-33 Arkansas' most one-sided victory was scored over Texas A. & M.. 68 to 33, a ".spread" of 35 points. Closest calls that the Razorbacks j in l he second "" points. Noble Robbins. sophomore substitute forward, celebrated ^ M. when he scored Cards Have Mound Machine -And -Vitamins By HARRY FERGUSON United Press Sports Editor ST. PETERSBURG, F}a, March 3.—The greatest 'pitcher the world has ever seen is buzzing 'cm up to the batters here in the camp of the St. Louis v cardinals. This pitcher never has a sore arm. Every pitch is across the plate. There are no arguments with umpires and no "hold-outs for more money. It's a machine that looks like an ami-aircraft gun and will fire baseballs as long as someone will stand there and feed 'em into the slot. This deadly looking contrivance is only one phase of the new train- Ing methods of the once rowdy •Gas House Gang-.' Everything Is so scientific and methodical around the camp that any day Manage) 1 Lott Returns For Tag_Match Charles Sinkey and Yaqui Joe routed the Irish Angel and Soldier I Thomas this week in an abbreviated but rough and fast tag match that headlined Promoter Mike Meroney's weekly wrestling card at the Legion Hut. Monday night the winners expect to meet silfier compe- [ tit ion against Jimmy Lott. the grim Alabaman, and his partner Joe Welch of Oklahoma, in another exciting tag brawl. substitute A. 10 points. Southworth may announce COOTER. Mo., March 8—East Prairie girls' sextet, which snapped a in-game winning streak of Diehlstadt earlier this season, will try again to defeat the amazingly won Promoter Mike Jacobs whole-; hearted approval. Jacobs said, "Certainly Soose will meet Overlin in May. Meanwhile. I'd like to toss him in with the winner of Friday's fight between Steve Belloise and Tumi Mauriello. Billy will draw a lot of money now." But Billy's manager. Paul MOSS, declared. "I'd rather have Soose rest- until May, or perhaps fight Cei'erino Garcia at Los Angeles while waiting. After all. already has licked Mauriello. and Overlin beat Belloise twice." Entered Kinjr Hot' Soose seemed a different man last night from the lad who took a hair-line 10-round decision over Vigh on Feb. 7. He amazed the fans by dynamiting Vigh to the canvas after 30 seconds of the opening round. He is a notoriously slow starter and Vigh had htm on the floor In the eighth round of their previous encounter. But last night Trainer Ray Arcel made Soose shadow-box six rounds in the dressing room before he entered the ring. He went In "hot" the turf—scvnwny little Bay View'for the first'time in his career. points. While .tohn Adams, the R»- urbiU'ks' scoring- ace. tallied ;>OG points in n conference games, other members of the squad also did sonic hefty scoring. Howard Ilickey, all-con- ftrence {jLard. scored 11!) He was followed by Ol" OH: Dine Ilaxorbacks who letters and gold chain- |iionshi|j balls for the season just closed, five will be available for further action next season. They are Pitts and 0- Adams, juniors, ami Carpenter, W^iine imd Itobhins, sopho- ! mores. Coach Glen Rose, who pro- 1941 quintet the great- has ever coached, will i huve some fine talent coming up | from this year's freshman squad. 1 The freshmen, coached by Gene i Lambert who was a team-mate of ! Rose's in his college days, had a i successful sseason. Ott Young. Da| vid Paul Jones and other frosh i numeral winners will be available ' for next year's varsity. Billy that circle or perfected perpetual mo- j souri basketball tion. It's, a far cry from the clays Diehlstadt. proficient Diehlstadt squad tonight * Tiie boys will open the night'sl entertainment at 8 p.m., with til pair of preliminaries that feature I Sinkey vs. Lott and the two guys! named Joe as opponents in onc-[ fall, 30-minute time limit affairs. The "Battling Barber of Blythe-l ville," by which Sinkey is most| familiar to wrestling fans of vicinity — probably will be roughest and certainly will be largest of the quartet. But Mi*. Loti is the speediest and his agil-| ity and abiuity'to butt an oppo-l nent into submission may be thel tonic needed for Welch to win a| the, boys have squared the j in finals of the Southeast. Mis- team match, because when Joe tournament Today's Sport Parade DAYTONA BEACH, Pia.. 'March 8. (,UP)—Sir Thomas More must have had a grudge against sports writers when he conceived Utopia What he has said about his own organization, the P.O.A., would fill two books. One book would be devoted to praise for that organiza- (:irciuiiii!:i t i Bay View Runs ARCADIA. Calif.. March 8—(UP) —The most public!/ed rookie on because nowhere on that blessed tion and its works, and the other to condemning it clown to its fiftn assistant corresponding secretary. He has openly urged his fellow golfing professionals to boycott the United States open until the first prize money was raised to some more substantial sum. While carrying on this fi?ht he was also waging to sion as Blythevllle sent the margin , ..^carVies his green and gold din- Moreover, he had been needled mentally by Manager Moss and "Toots Shor. They told him .$50.000 San Juan to 33 points at 44-11. then the re-j monds into the $50,1 serves held'the spotlight and al-* Cnpistrano Handicap lowed free scoring that narrowed 1 , aUe'inpt to prove he is a really todav in the \\nnning total to 23 points, but i good horse and it, didn't matter. i dav wonder.' not just a onc- Gets The winner of the $100.000 San- Ih Class B flvst-i'ouncl games yes- ta Anita Handicap went out terday, Shawnee's powerful cagersi aualnst C. S. Howard's Mioland and triumphed easily over Tyronza, 55 1 16 others, and oncu a?ain the ex- to ^ as the Mississippi county i pnrts and the rail birds gave him aE<n-e^ation that 'twice whipped | only an outside chunce to carry Blvtheville this season Iqomcd as ... the tournament victor. Center N. R. Hosey, one of the finest scoring cagers in the en- i to go out and knock Vigh dead because the public was more inter- in dynamite than "cUilntl- estcd ness." ed vaunted speed over an extend- GLENN IS VERSATILE CHARLESTON, 111—Bill Glenn. Eastern State Teachers Oollego football back who had the best find imaginary island does he have a place for Gene Sarazcn. What would sports writing ] be without a Sara/.en? Talk about a baby without a mother, u ship without n rudder. or an owl in the land of the midnight sun- lot's talk about a real tragedy. What if Sarazen had not been gifted \vltli his fantastic imagination, his willingness .to let it run wild at any time, and his ability to perform the spectacular at just the right moment for himself ant! the sports writers? Obliging Fellow Let the headlines on the sports rniees yet u little dull and the sawed-off. pseudo farmer from when Pepper Martin. .Dizzy Dean and Leo Durocher were the terrors of the National League. The pitching machine is a giant sling-shot operated by electricity. The batter crawls into a wire cage with a round hole in the wire at one end. Through that hole the machine fires baseballs as fast as the batter can strike them. If he wants to practice on fast ball pitching, they 'step up the speed. If he wants" slow balls, they slow it down. President Sam Breadon of the Cardinals beamed'.with pride today as, a curious crowd surrounded the awesome machine, peering in at he batters much as a child looks it animals through the bars at he zoo. "It's a great thing all right," Sam said, "but there's a better tory'than that in this camp. Heard about our vitamins yet?" The visitor said no. "Everybody is taking vitamin pills. I'm taking 'em myself and I jiever felt better in my life. "You take three n day and you feel like you could lick the world." Ancient Lon Warneke ran the base paths just then and everybody East Prairie reached the finals last nieht by rallying for a 27 to 24 decision over'Cooter, tournament surprise which had marched right up to the semifinals with little advance notice of much power. Cooter led 7-2 at the quarter and 12-11 at i the half, then lost the lead and i never could catch up after Star ; Forward Evelyn Webb fouled out., j Diehlstadt swamped Senath by a i lop-sided count of 45 to 20. j Cooter went out of the tourney after winning three straight tilts, including a victory over Salem Thursday night, 18 to 15. in two extension periods. Connecticut moves in with his vo- •;al chords and golf sticks to remedy matters. It was to oblige a sports writing pal who needed a story a battle to force the U.S.G.A. pass a law which would make l'Tjm?r Opeu champions automatic qualifiers in tbe U. S. Open,' such a law would .save Sarazen the trouble and. as he admits, the risk of having to qualify each year. Sarazen's lovelv inconsistency o: mind, coupled with his consistent brilliancy of performance on the golf course, are two of the things that keeps us.sports writers homn on the Cardinals' with admiration that he will outlast even brown knickers of his. those bench watched as the lanky pitcher turned on a burst of speed. "B-l vitamins," they said to one another proudly. "Lonnie couldn't have done that last year." Radiating energy from his vitamins, Breadon then proceeded "to predict that the National League race would be a three-club affair among Cincinnati. Brooklyn and St. Louis. The B-l, he believes, will give his boys the necessary edee to win the pennant. The next step will be to develon a means of feeding vitamins to the pitching machine. Verily, science marches on. Deering Teams Win HAYTI. Mo.. March 8.—Both the boys' and girls' cage squads representing Deering in the Pemiscoc county grade school tournament won the championships of their divisions here in finals last night, defeating Holland in each class. Third place went to Cooter boys and Hayti girls. Earlier in the tournament Deering defeated Braggadocio, 29 to 6, and Cooter. 22 to 14 in girls' play, while Cooler's boys beat Wardell 18-17 and lost to Deering 27-11. Holland reached the finals by beating Braggadocio boys. Hayti bested Caruthersville 29-8 before losing- to Holland, which had ousted Steele's- girls 18-10. -at'(into the ring to finish a foe ancll j clamps on his favorite leg holds.l ' school's out. Clean M:ttch, Maybe On the other hand, if Sinkeyl can handle Lott, Yaqtii Joe's per-l fection of the leg scissors and niin-l ble feet may spell defeat for thc-| Oklahoma n. The preliminary between Welch and Yaijui Joe may bring something unusual here —a match that features wrestling. Both men are prone to use more than the allotted number of wrestling holds without loo much rcugh stuff and illegal tactics unless aroused when someone else starts trouble. The continuous feature match] scheduled over the three-fall route with the first team taking twd falls the winner, thus will be pretty even split up rind may go the limit if the dope rum true. Lott| and Welch have never worked together in a professional ring here! Records To Fall? There is an average ot one type- tire state, caged 25 points to be-i writer to every 100 persons in the ccme Friday's high scorer for the'United States. tournament in both A and B di-, lot Independence visions. ' Roacl Courier News want ads. 1 July 4.. completed pass average in the j that Saraxen sprang his celebrated country last fall, is a member of the basketball and baseball squads. Congress signed the Declaration on not Porkers Eve A All Tournamen demand for larger golf cups. He swears he scored his famed double eagle in the Masters' tournament to give needed publicity to the tournament .sponsored by his friend. Bobby Jones. ^ And consider the National Open tournament last year. What would Lawson Little's victory have been worth if Sanxzen hadn't tied him and prevented him from scoring a walk-over over the disqualified Ed Oliver? He gave Little ilu- satisfaction of winning it the hard way— in an 18-hole play-oft. Dodgers Unbeaten HAVANA. March Brooklyn Dodgers. 8. (UP)—The boasting four straight exhibition basolnll victories, will pitch Van Mtingo. Lee Grlssom and Wes Flowers against the Cleveland Indians today in the second game of their current series. The Indians are exoected to Al counter with Dewev Adkins, Milnar and Jim Bagby. The Dodeers scored a 15-0 vic- tow over the Indians in their first exhibition meeting of the soring. Only a. couple of days ago Sara- j Brcoklvn, led bv Joe Medwick who took n hitch in hty knickers, ' drove in six runs, four on a grand- slam home run. hnmm°rfd out 13 which ho bought in England in the clays of tho feather bull and which .simply won't wear out, and caused most of the excitement in the Miami fourban tour.nmifiit. He didn't play half as well throughout the tournament, as did his partner, j Benny Hogan. but at the crucial moment he rolled in a putt from just this side u! Pittsburgh for an eagle. It was ihi- most spectacular shot of the tournament, and he would make it. Heaven only knows the number of things he iu^ praised and condemned in golf during the past 15 years to make stories for news-' papermen and publicity for hlm- hits eood for 20 bnse*. Hush C-iscv. Howard Mills and Whitlow Wvatt blanked the Tribe with seven hits. CAOER A COLONEL NEW ORLEANS. — Jim McCaf- star center of the Loyola University basketball team, .is a colonel on the slatf of the Okla- rcma governor, having been honored when he was named to the j all-state team in high school. Jockeys Injured CORAL GABLES, Fla.. March 8 (UP)_Two jockeys—Wendell Ends, crack apprentice, and Tommy Atkinson—were rospitalized today, the latest of several riders to suffer severe injuries this winter season. Eads was riding Miss Victory and Atkinson was up on Moonful in the first race at Trooicftl Park yesterday when Miss Victory crossed her letrs in the stretch and tumbled. Moonful came up behind the prostrate rider and plunged over. Atkinson slamming into the turf near Eads. Eads suffered a fractured skull, internal injuries and a broken clavicle. PACKERS AID NTA GREEN BAY.—Milt GaiUenbein, ; former Green Bay Packer end, I and Joe Laws, backfield man. have been named National Youth Administration health supervisors for Wisconsin. NEW YORK, March 3. (UP>— With an entry list that reads like a "Who's Who" of the track and field world, the 22d annual Knights of Columbus meet climaxes the New York indoor track season in Madison Square Garden tonight. Probability of a half dozen new world and meet records from the all-star field of 1941 record breakers and current drop of national A.A.U. champions, is expected to pack the Garden val with 18.000 persons, the season's largest crowd. but It is expected that Lott. whc refused to lend the Irish Angel much help In a team match a fe\\| weeks ago, will try his hardest U beat Sinkey and Joe—for \vhoraj he holds little affection. . Barber Here Thrice Sinkey. making a. ring comebacl after a long layoff, is appearing for the third straight week anc| packed houses are greeting work. He is teamed perfectly witt the Mexico Indian. He can furnish^the fisticuffs' and slams wltl his 200-odd pounds, and Joe caij polish off foes with legitimate, not novel, wrestling holds. An advance ticket sale will con-j tinue at the Greyhound Bus Sca-j t.ion until 6 p.m. Monday to commodate fans. Cards Trim Yanks HARRISON'S AUTO PARTS & GARAGE SERVICE STATION 45-Minute Battery Recharging General Repairing, Welding Across f.-om Red Top Gin Comes Up With Something With the sniv.e tongue with which he advocated larger cups because putting was too difficult, he .suggested to me ;he planting of flowers and shrubbery on the greens to make put:ing. which he said had become entirely too simple, more complicated. One. month he was attacking the Ryder Cup team matches with England as pure nonsense, and the next month ho was posing alongside the vail of tlu v Aquuania as he sailed to play on tho Ryder Cup team. EVERS OUT FIRST LAKELAND—Walter (HaoO Eve i '.s. who was captain of the University of Illinois basketball team until he withdraw from school to play baseball with Detroit, was the first Tiger rookie to report to report to training camp. Evers was a standout player in the Big Ten last voar. AUBURN COACHES MARCH AUBURN. Ala.—Porter Grant. Auburn assistant football coach, is on leave serving with the army. Coach Jack Meagher may lose four more aids who hold reserve commissions. Crniripr News wahr EVERYTHING FOR YOUR OFFICE PHONE 16 PHONE New Sears-Roebuck RADIOS AT DISCOUNT FOR CASH! ST. PETERSBURG. Fla.. Ma~mT 8. lUPi—The St. Louis Cardinals take the field today against the New York Yankees' for their second exhibition game. The Cards opened the grapefruit league season yesterday by beating the Yanks. 4 to 2. Three rookie pitchers, John Grodzicki, Ernie White and Herschel Lyons, held the Yanks to i three hits. The Cards got seven. 1 Vice-president. Branch Rickey, who came to training camp after a conference with holdout Johnny Mize, said the Cardinal management and the slugger are as far apart as they were a month ago when Mize rejected two proffered contracts:. OUR SPECIAL FOR TOMORROW! Fried Spring Chicken Hoi Biscuits .Morning; ami Night TRIESCHMANN'S CAFE Across From City Hall CHAMPION Radio Hospital Ingram 1C3 E. Main ———**>» DELTA OFFICE SUPPLY STORK Rlytheville, R.R. & Ash Winners of the Southwest Conference basketball crown with an unmarred record in loop competition and.loser of only two games all season—both to the national A.A.U. champions. Phillips 66 Oilers ot Bartlesvllle, O.kla—the Arkansas University Razorbacks will play in the western A.A.U. tournament division at'Kansas City this month and are favorites to take the western title. TAG WRESTLING JIMMY LOTT and JOE WELCH — vs. — YAQUI JOE and CHARLES SiNKEY Also—2. one-fall, 30-minute matches. American Legion Arena, Monday 8 p. m. THEY'RE HERE! WARDS 1941 Amazing low pricei. Stunning new patterns! PER WEEK A RECORD MAKING TiRl AT RECORD MAKING TERMS. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th £ Walnut Phone M COTTON SEED Stale certified, re-cleaned and Cercsan treated. R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. Blvtheville, Ark.

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