The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 24, 1941 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 24, 1941
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-PAGE-EIGHT^ BLYTHEVTLLE, (ARK.) .COURIER NEWS MONDAY, .MARCH 24. 1MI -s, 64-53, In Washington State Meets Wisconsin In Finals Saturday Washington Stale's Conors, who toppled Arkansas university's giant basketeers in western finals of the National Collegiate tournament-at Kansas Saturday night, will meet Wisconsin's Badgers on a Kansas t'ity court Saturday night for the national championship. Wisconsin won, in eastern finals*- over Pittsburgh. 3C to 30. after capturing the Big Ten title this season. Washington State became western champion with a G4 to 53 verdict over Arkansas after entering the western tournament with the top laurels of the Pacific Coast conference tucked into its .season's record. Indiana won the N'.C.A.A. title in 1940 after holding tin- I5ig Ten crpvvn. Kansas, Bitf Six titbit both in 1940 and atfuin this year, was runneir-up to Indiana last season but lost hi the western playofl's last week. The Saturday night detent i'or Arkansas was the first in almost 20 college games this season and spoiled one of the greatest records ever achieved by a Southwest conference champion. A r k a n s a s went through the tough Southwest schedule without a loss and dropped two games to Phillips Oilers, national A. A. U. champions dethroned last week, for the season's previous two losses. Washington Stale's victory featured dozens of one-hand shots by the coastal stars, who controlled the ball under • the basket despite the presence of many rangy Arkansas players on the court and prevented Lip-in shots. The game wns i clos'e all tlie way with the winners holding a slight margin most of the contest. ' Creighton.'Missouri Valley titlist, was third place winner in the western division with a hair-line decision—45 to 44—over Wyoming. Today's Sport Parade By HENRY McLEMOKE t TAMPA. Fla.. March 24 iUP)-~ tit won't appear in the record book. | but Jimmy Wilson »cL.s an assist for this story. Talking baseball with Jimmy in his apartment in the St. Catherine Hotel on Catftlina Island just, a month ago. he suggested that when I got to Florida for n look at the Spring training camps 1 do u story on Ernie Lombardi, the massive catcher of the world champion Cincinnati Reds. "There have ben hundreds of stories done on big Loin." the new manager of the Cubs said, "but they nil have dealt with him as a ba.seball player. You know what u tremendous hitter he is, how smart he is back of that pliue, and how well he handles pitcher.s. But t never had heard a story telling how Lommie is the most, loved man in all the major leagues." Gels No Criticism "I have played on lots of ball clubs in my time." he told me. "but not until I went to Ihe Reds was 1 ever on n team that had a player who had the respect and love of the other players the way the big Italian has. That goes from Louis Rated By Himself—NBA Lists Champions MIL.WAUKKK, Wis.. March 24. (Upi—The National Boxinv. association listed no logical contenders lor the title of heavyweight champion -Joe Louis and ruled the, of the challengers only as "cmi- .standinu boxer.s" in their division, liilly Conn, former li^ht-heavy- wi-i^ht champion .scheduled to meet Loui.s in June, v.'as placed in the ••(juisiamlin'U" class along with Max Hacr and Lou Nova. Baer has been an "ouistamlinii boxer" in NBA ratings since lu- dropped the title to Jimmy Braddock and Nova v.'as promoted because of hi.s recent <<c .showings. Anton ChrLslophordis ol Greece replaced Conn at the lop of the light-heavyweight division with Jimmy Webb. Melio Be.ttina, Jimmy Bivens. Gu.s I./'siieVieh and Leu Harvey of Rutland rated logical contenders. Other NBA champions were: Brother Battery !•; WALKER Frif/ie Zivk: S.immv An»ott Pete Scal/o Lou Salica Dado of Phil- Middleweight: Tony Zale of Illinois. Welterweight Pennsylvania. Lightweight: Kentucky. Fea I her weight: New York. Bantamweight: New York. Flyweight.: Little ippines. For the first time in years, the names of Henry Armstrong and Lou Ambers were missing. Both have retired after defeats. In miming Zale and Angott in their respective classes, the NBA recognized the lack of unanimity in all states regarding the titlists. "We are very interesting in having but one recognized champion in each division." the NBA said. "We would like to see other claimants settle their dispute in or outside of NBA territory." MS &$OThl£R MORT 76 CME 61 LOUIS ' A AT HOUSTON WALK£% HAP A RECORD AT COLUMBUS /-AST .CAUGHT JUST LIK£ f-/ousTo^ f PLAT*"* ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE LA^TFALL VJH£N WALKER CAUGHT HIS Coast Shot-Put Star Says Fresh Will Be Better Wrestlers Promise Two Brawls Tonight the rawest rookie to Manager Bill Rocky Mountain conference champ- , McKechnie. There never is an union, in a preliminary Saturday j kincj W01 . t , spoken n ho Ut him, no night. v i matter what he does on the ball field. And although any player Lono Island U., Seton Hall Vie In Title Fray College Hails Michigan Star As He Takes Wile, Coaching Post •NEW YORK.- March 24 (UP) — The third consecutive record crowd within a week wns expected to set a new tournament )otal attendance record tonight when Long Island University engages Ohio University in finals of the National Invitation basketball tournament, Seton Hall college of South Orange, N. J.. eliminated from the semi-finals by L. I. U.. 49-26. and City College of New York. Ousted by Chic. 45-43. meet in the.opening game for third place. Tonight's title tilt, a sellout five days in advance, should send the total att'endance for the tournament well over the record 70.000 total. Two new tournament and Madison Square Garden attendance) marks, in addition to live new .competitive records, already have been established. Tonight's title tilt, a sellout five days in advance, should send the •' total attendance for the tournament well over the record 70.000 total. Two new tournament and Madison Square Garden attendance marks, in addition to five new competitive records, already have been established. The first new attendance figure was set when 18,:>41 jammed the Garden for the second night's play, bettering by 16 the former indoor mark set in December, 1S40. That mark cracked last Saturday when 18,357 watched tile semi-tlmils. The opening- night crowd was 15,751 and the total attendance new is 52,449. Because cf their surprisingly lop-sided 49-26 triumph over Seton j Hall, previously unbeaten in 43 j reach the park during straight games over three seasons. ' and the last to leave. Long Island's Blackbirds were fuv-;told me. orites today to win their second j "He likes to any player is bound to make mistakes now and then, there never is n word of criticism of big Lorn. "Slow, easy-going, patient, un-' clerstanding and kind, that's Lorn-1 mie. Say. I'll bet he gives away S500 to rookies during the Spring training. He is always slipping the kids three or four bucks for spending money, and he always makes them swear they won't tell where it came from." So, when I got down to Tampa j and the Red's training camp. l! made a check of Lombardi. Everything Wilson had told me wa,s right as rain. The first man I talked to about the big fellow was his boss. Bill McKechnie. "There never was one just like Lommie." Bill said, and he is not. a man given to extravagant praise. "I think Wilson used the right word when he said the players loved him. A great personality, and a great ball player. You know, you hear more about Lom's hitting than you do about his catching, but lie is a smart, smart catcher. You can watch him all season and you won't see him make many mistakes. He knows a lot of baseball." Goes To Work Kurly Bucky Walters. Paul Derringer Eddie Joost. Frank McCormick and all of tin- others confirmee Wilson's report on Lombard i's .standing with the team. "Remember thai last world series game with the Yankees—the one in which the writers and the customers made Lommie the goat?" A Red regular n-ked me. "Well, there wasn't a man on his temn who ever critici/ed Lommie. and he never said a word about it. either in the clubhouse or later on. He just took the blame and let it go at Hint." Lombardi ' is the lirsi man to the season McKechnie GREENSBORO, N. C-. March 24 (UP)—The winter golfing contingent begins a three-day recess today before teeing off in the $5,000 'Land "of the Sky' tournament at Asheville. N. C.. and the pros hoped the short vacation would cool off slender Byron Nelson of Toledo. O. Nelson, nicknamed "War Ad- mini!" because of his repeatedly strong finishes, lived up to that description yesterday when he came from behind to" win the Greensboro Open with an :i£- STtigate of 27(i, six under par. Tillist in the P. G. A. tournament last year and now resident )ro at Toledo, Nelson played Fri- ! day's first round in 72, five strokes in back of the leaders. He set u course record of G4 for the Sedgefield Country club .Saturday and .started yesterday's :U>-hole finals n .stroke behind Ben Hogan. defending champion and pre-tournament favorite. Nelson shot 70-70—140, two under par to finish two strokes in front of Vic Ghez/i of Deal, N. J.. a member of the 1939 Ryder Cup team. Greensboro Professional Johnny Bulln turned in 280 to tie with Ralph Gulduhl for third while Hogan and National Open Champion Law son Little shared fifth place with 282's. Craig Wood of Miunn- ronei-k. N. V.. followed with 28(3. Sam dnead. Hot Springs. Va.. who won the North-South championship at Pinehursi last Thursday, finished with 2H7. More than 12.000—the largest one- day crow ever to wau-h a KG.A. sponsored tournament—followed the field yesterday. national title in iour tournaments. The Blackbirds, who gained the semi-finals with an unimpressive. •iK-36. victory over Westminster, won the title in 1939 and have been in even- invitation tournament. LOS ANGELES.—Bob Scheffin^. seeking a catching job with the Chicago Cubs, managed Washington of the Pennsylvania S;ate Li-ague in 1939. to i he park early, settle himself in a big chair, and talk. He settles hi.s 230 pounds comfortably, leans back, and answers any and all questions, hands cut advice to those who want it. nnd serves as the good-natured .butt of the good-natured jokes tin I boys play on him." Mijcr For Sale A's Win 13lh Game By LEO SOKOKA \ irom United t'ress Stall' Correspondent j once. CLINTON. N. Y.. March 24.— t The man who ran interference for All-America Tom Harmon.. , M pf Michigan, is ready to embark on a _ double career—marriage and foot- i ball coaching. He is Forest Evashevski, whose 200 pounds helped him to acquire the nickname of "Michigan's one-man £an»." For the next three years. Eva- shevskl will settle down in this central New York village to coach football a t liny Hamilton CoiU'ge. But before assuming his professional career, he will marry Miss Ruth Brown, the daughter of U.S. Senator Premiss Brown of Michi igan. The marriage will take place | next month, and subsequently the i couple will make their home near ] the college, whose president, Dr. William H. Cow Icy, recently turned down the invitation to become president of the University of Minnesota. .lob To He Varied Evashevski will have the rank of assistant professor of physical education. He will participate in the coaching nf other sports, in iddition to football, and in the regular physical education program. He comes East with the recom- mendallon from Coach Fritz CrLs- ler of Michigan, who said Evashevski was the most promising young man entering the coaching field that hi: has i:nown in 20 years in the game. Evashevski will succeed the former Oberlin star lineman Arthur R. Winter, who tendered his resignation last December. But the resignation is not effective until July. 1942. since Winter has been granted a year's leave of absence with pay. beginning in July, 1941. Evashevski got his early football training at Detroit's Northwestern High School. As a sophomore at Michigan, he gained All-Conference recognition when he was i > suddenlv shified from center to'' the line of scrimmage only Scored Against Gophers He caught five passes for a total of 73 yards, two of them for touchdowns, one against Minnesota and the other against Ohio State. Harmon heaved both times. In announcing's appointment. Dr. Cowley .said he subscribes wholeheartedly to the athletic ideals of Hamilton. -Athletic teams at Hamilton are organized chiefly for student, camaraderie," he .said, "and our teams will play only colleges of our type and standards." Evashevski has three letters in baseball as well as foclball. During the .summer periods, he served as head counselor at a boys' camp He majored in sociology and minored in psychology, and has been a high-ranking student .scholastic-ally." As an all-round athlete. Dr. Cowley said Evashevski will contribute an unusual range of skills to the Hamilton physical education program. liy JIMMV NUA .Service Stall CorroHiiondciu "WASHINGTON. March 24.—Alfred Blows breaks a .shot putt-ing record every time he steps out in front of a crowd, yet he expects Earl Audet, 2f>0-pounct Georgetown University freshman, to beat him next season. Al Hlo/.is has another year of competition, so Georgetown will huve a. remarkable one-two combination. Audet averaged better than f>0 feet with the lu'-pound ball throughout the post campaign. His lop throw with the heavier ball i: ; I'eet ll'u Indies. j fingers Are Suitable ' Naturally, Audet i.<; still growing. He'll be quite a boy when In- fills out. Blo/-ls credits hi.s t infers with the marks he has set in the tt. 12 and 16-pound events. You lo^e your hand in his greet- i ing- but the u-l'oot-o'. 2-n-pound Blozls insists he hasn't a big mitt for rt youth of his size. His long, tapering fingers have the .strength of a wooclchopperVs. Blozls says his fingers yet him as much as three feet in shot putting. It's the spring delivered with them at the finish of the put i that gives the ball the added im- j petus which results in records. , "Fingers and perfect co-ordina- j tion of brain and muscles are the- | prime requisites of a shot putter." explains Blo/Js. "Of course, a weight thrower must have the necessary build. Plenty of weight Is required to hurl a 1C-pound shot. Jack Torranee came in at more than 300 pounds." Torranee holds the only shot putting record that has eludecV Blozis—the outdoor mark for the Impound ball. The Louisiana State giant tossed the pill 51 1 inch in 1Q34, but Blozis junior, is confident that he exceed that figure before hb lege education Is completed. Only the other night, in the Knights of Columbus meet in Cleveland. Blozis put the big ball 5(5 feet 4 1 - inches, besting his own indoor mark, established the week before, by nearly 2 inches. It was old stuff to the easy going Blozis. In 24 meets in two years, he has failed to crack a meet or world maximum only once. Jack Curtis reputedly is one of the "meanest men in professional wrr-silim'." He'll have to prove to Carlos Rodnquez tonighi- thai lies better in the rough stun than the average "meanest man," else M' 1 Curtis is doomed to suffer defeat, disappointmen't, distemper and disablement, when Rodriquez and Curtis tangle in the main event on Promoter Mike Meroney's wreekly wrestling bargain bill at the Legion Hti 1 . The sly. unpredictable Mexictiu-t from Mexico City has lost few matches in locul bouts all comers, and he said iociay that Curtis is tough, perhaps, but "I just hope he can .stand ihc- punishment I'm going to dish out tonight, because 1 want him to last. as long as possible. I want plenty of time to work him over if he thinks he's .so tough." Rodrique?. and Curtis might loarn a few Clicks by dressing curly and taking a look til the opening- bout on tonight's program, which is .slated to .start at 8:15 o'clock between a couple ol fellows who also have ring reputations that make them watched cautiously whenever ! they enter a ring. ' Wanted to Meet Byrd i Eddie Mtilone. the wild Irishman I billed directly from the old coun- ; u-y. and Floyd Byrd of Birmmg- '. hum. Ala., will swap hoku and j doubtless a few do/.en punches in the first set-to on the night's mat entertainment. Malone, who overcame several of Indian Yaqui Joe's most adept leg .ind toe holds here last week to win u three-fall engagement with flying tackles and stout blows to the face with elbows and fists, said he had heard of Byrci and he .sure would like to tangle with the gent. So Promoter Meroney. ever- obliging, contacted Byrd immediately and found that he was available' for tonight and that he. too, was willing to appear in the same ring with the Irishman—"if the referee will just leave us alone." •Don't Jump On Me' "II he gets rough with me." quoth Byrd with a chuckle, "he may get fooled, because I .sure ilo like to play rough and when they come clear from Ireland to wrestle. I don't like to di.sappoir.Af Irishmen who think they are longi? cookies." Promoter Meroney, who may referee or might import .someone to take charge of the third-man chores, said lie was willing to let the boys play sx.s they liked as long :is they didn't jump on him. -They can do anything they wish to do—to each other." satfl Mike, "but 1 might have some fun myself if they get funny with' me." Tickets, sold in advance at the Greyhound Bus Station from Thursday through 6 p.m. Monday each week, will go on sale at the Lei'ion Hut shortly after (> o'clock. ATLANTA. Tex. — The largest squad in the history of the Okla- home City Texas League club reported to Rogers Hornsby for spring training here. feet the will col- TRADE- 1 Your Old or Sell it Furniture in on New, to US For Cash. Alvin Hardy 1J01 E. Main Furn. Co. Pliorie 1220 Jack Onrtis Eddie Malone TLING vs. Carlos Rodriquez vs. Floyd Byrd Both Bouts i)0 Min. Time Limit— LEC.ION HUT—8:00 P. -2 out of M. The University of had seven members in tuning class. Pennsylvania its first grnd- IT'S A DATE! HOLLYWOOD. Calif.. March 2-1. (U!- 1 )—Thr Piulju'.clphia Atiiletics y. up against hoU\\vood toda\ in search of thtir Hth spring exhi- i'.i'ion ti'iumph in 17 Barnes. The A's held their hot pace yesterday by defeating thr Pittslnirgii Pirates. 4-!. tor their 13th victory. Mai;' Collins. Jr.. led the A's fivr- hit attack with P.vo safeties while tr.-.' Pirah.s • athereti >i.\ .-Cnttorer • FIRST AMERICAN-MADE AUTO SOLD, A WtNION. WAS DELIVERED 43 YEARS AGO. TODAY THOUSANDS OF CAR-OWNERS ARE SOLI 1 ON THE POWF.% DELIVERED SY quarterback two weeks beiore the i o,;eniny gauu-. Last year he played brilliantly as "udvancr man" for Larmon. and stuck so consistently | j Lo the role that he carried the ball [ L Riding is like Glidim K MAKE A DATE WITH ESSO Gee Is No Whiz — §75,000 Lemon ONTARIO. Calif.. March :!(UP>—Big Johnny Ge-. to-,v:-> ing lefihanded hurk-r for \vho;r the Pittsburgh Piraurs paid S75.- ' 000 in 1939. was on his way back lo the minor lea-fiueb ioda •• Manager Frankie FrLsch and Pirate President William Bem- wanger optioned Gee to Portland, following his poor weekend exhibition against the Philadelphia Athletics- However, a 48-hour recall clause was attached to the option on Gee. who spent last year on the "farm" with a sore arm, following his purchase from Syracuse ne Athletics defeated the Pirates yesterday, 4-1. LAKELAND. Pia. March 'J4 <UPM. Dei roil Ti : :er Manager Del Baer tc( : ay ve-;^h?d the possible pin- chase of Charles (Buddy* Myer. Washington Senators' second base- < tnan. Myers was on inhibition ye.s- ::d;iy v:hcn the Senators trounced !v Timers 15-5. To get him. Baker' vvculcl lay out S7.500. waiver prir° | •n th«> Senator intielder. Yester-! ay's was the tilth straight defea' ,or 'he Ti«er.v The Senators s.cor- '(i 'I'l hits from four Detroit pitch- Returns From Hunt Dr. Paul L. Tipton. Blytheville .sportsman, returned home over the week-end alter participating in a fox hunt at Wilson last week. Courier \'e\vs wanr G. G. Caudiil HARRISON'S AUTO PARTS & GARAGE SERVICE STATION 45-Minule Bnttery Rechar^ine General Repairing, Welding Across from Rod Top Gin :ncy Insurance Phone 797 106 N. Broadway OF ALL KINDS WE M A K K CONCRETK STORM SEWER — ALL SIZES Osceola Culvert Co. Phones 253 & 60 D. S. Laney Ed Wiseman Osceola, Ark. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN ! ANOTHER Ml'LE TURNED ON PAST^KK And REPLACED With A Good Used Tractor \\K HAVK KKrOMMTIONEO SEVKRAI. I.ATK MODEL TRACTOKS OF ALL MAKES. Good Track's — Cood Price — Good Terms Paul Byrum RELAXED in chair-high seats of the new Lincoln-Zephyr —cradled amidships on long, sio\v-motion springs —you'll enjoy motoring as swift and silent as a glider's Bight. 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