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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 25, 1941
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PAGE" EIGHT- BI,YTHRVTJ,r,R, (ARK.) COUTURE NEWS The Sports Spotlight By LAYMOND CRCMF of the Courier 2f«ws Staff Loop Looms ManO'WarI*24.. Mungo No Bargain Joe Bertig. president of the Northeast Arkansas baseball loop since its formation, think* h'-'H have a six-team league this season. Let's hope lie's right. Our .main objection to tht' entire baseball proposal as far as Blytheville's entry is con- rernt'd, has been that the loop was too weak with only four teams to allow any group to risk §3,500 to Insure a team's support here If the league finds spots for its Detroit- Tiger hookup and perhaps a sixth sponsor in the New York Yankees, then, no matter whether the teams come from Batesville. Forrest City. Poplar Bluff, Kenneti or elsewhere, the loop will be vastly more inviting under a six-club setup than with four teams. At least, that's our opinion. * • * Odds and ends and sympathies! to tine Arkansas Porkers who dropped their first college basketball tilt of the season in a very untimely spot—in finals 01" the wesi- era National Collegiate championships ... - Jonesboro's Golden Fivers, independent girls' title-holder of Arkansas two years running and winner of 60 consecutive contests, are among favored teams in the tiu- ticnal A.A.U. tournament being played at St. Joseph this week. . . Jonesboro didn't compete last year because of lack of funds with which to go ro the tournament. . . + :(. * Man O' War, world's most famed race horse with 2(1 victories in 21 starts* 'becomes 24 years of ape March 20 ... So what! We're nine days older than the steed . . . However, we haven't earned $249.465 and l we aren't anchored at Faraway Farms (Lexington, Ky.) to feast on blue grass for the rest of our life. Man O' War has and is. •>• !» • Jimmy Lunsford, making his first professional ring appearance, and Aaron Byrd. in his fifth pro fight, will be on a boxing card in Tampa, Fla.. tomorrow night. Joe Craig said Promoter Jack Kearns advised, him today. . . . The card originally was scheduled for last Wednesday, but was postponed. Dr. P. C. (Phog) Allen's University of Kansas cage team copped the Bis Six crown this season . . . it wa.s- the 24th time the Doctor had turned out. a champion in 31 years of coaching . . . Texas. A. & M. and Louisiana Statr- will match football forces in 1942. j '43 and '44 under a contract jusc signed. . . Hank Greenberg socked a home run with two men on in his first time at-bat for the De, iroit. Tigers at Lakeland. Fla. . . Fank is going to crack Babe Ruth's GO-homer mark in'a season before he quits the game, or we miss our truest ...... . *' * « Larry. MftcPhail fined Van Lin- file Mungo . for breaking training :ind shipped him off ,to the International league. .You can imagine how'- irate MncPhail imust have been, because: In three seasons with the Dodgers under MacPhail as club prexy. Mungo• wa.s paid $27.500 . . . and he won just exactly NINE games. _If our figures are correct, each victory cost th? Dodger management $3.055.55. v;liich even Man O' War couldn't dassifv as hav. In Bum Club Accepts Musto By ll.VKKV GKAVSON NKA Service Sports i-jtlitur NEW YORK, March 20. (NEA)—The Abo Simon edition having sold oul iji. Detroit, Publisher Mike Jacobs now choose* Tony Musto as the April ofl'tfrintf of 'flu; Bum-of-the-Month Club in St. Louis on iho eighth. The Bum-of-the-.Momh Club mi mh'i'ship is now lull, Joe Louis having him.-velJ been unanimously elected following hi."i 12 and :i naciion rounds with Human Box- cur .Simon. Oddly enough, Louis' decline booms business. ruthless Gets lietter Things are so good that the Simon edi'.lon will be ijiven a .sec- cud and iti-rounri printing at Madison Square Garden. May 1C, when at $15 a e.opy Publisher Jacobs predicts It $125,000. Because Musto, Man. Is a rugged are promising in St. Louis. April S.S Tiie Billy Conn edition goes toj press ni Yankee Stadium the 1 second week in June. Bob I J «stor gets a third printing in Hollywood, July 14. find the Lou Nova-Max Baer winner of April 4 will be the opus In September. After what happened in Detroit the other night, anybody will do Vleei The (New T?" r* Eight Teams In South County Softball Loop Play will b/igin Friday nn four fronts in a South Mississippi county .softball league in which eiglu hiijh schools participating will play n H-ganx> .schedule. Tho TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 1911 1'or the North county league has not- been announced. Teams in the league include Osc<'oJa, Reiser, U'hittort. Shawnee (.loiner). ()yes.s, Wilson, 1.i:\ora and Misseo. Friday's opening .schedule pits WhiWon agaiau Slmvnee at Join- ci; Keise.r vs. by ess at, Dycss: Wil- srn vs. Osceohi at Osceoia and Missco vs. Luxora at Luxora. The schedule will end on May 5. The schedule: uez Loses To Curtis In Two Falls Carlos nociriciut'z. the unruly Mexknn who usually oui- tin opponent before Biyihpviilc patrons of Iho professional art. met. a master Monday night at, the Legion Hut ;aui in .straight falls by Jack Curtis, Vicksburg. Miss., showed local fans plenty of polish ami in will will gross the Little Fan story, prospects \ - Tony Musto any! isn't as an opponent for Louis . . robust lormshoreman who afraid. Louis Was Worried Simon, who has little besides bulk and heart, was supposed to go out like ii light in a few seconds, but was very much in evidence nt the end of 12 rounds. The contest was laughingly billed for 20 hcaus, and at that stage it aupeared as though it miyht go the limit. Indeed. Simon had cop- ocd four straight rounds . . . had Louis worried . . . when the slant was struck by the pay-oc the! poke—an overhnml right to nose early in the 13th. Though belted to the uoor in rhe opening session. Simon quickly raised a incuse under and blackened Louis' left eye with the only weapon in his possession—a left jab. And. although hit with everything but the water bucket . . . clown four times in all . . . Simon's only mark at the finish \vns n slMit cut on his left eyelid. Louis didn't even bloody the ??A*-j -pound pickle barrel wrestler's nose. Bcoms Cunn'l Slock Simon throws what posses for n right hnnd u'ke nn old woman would throw a baseball . . . does not know how to use his tre- we.nrtous weight to advantage. Had he a small .share of Maxie BatT's eouipment. he easily might be champion today. Louis was such an easy target for Simon's left that Bilk Conn's stock has boomed considerably. Joe Louis will be sharper for t.he built-uu Conn than he was for Man Mountain Simon, but in Detroit it plainly was apparent that il now takes the Brown Bomber 13 rounds for what he formerly did in 13 seconds. Thai is whv the Bum-of-the- Month Club will consider no move applications for the present. Net Meet Starts NFAV YORK. March 25. iUP> — ^ortifled bv dam from the fourth naUnnai invitation tnurna- thr» rational Association of Conches been a its con- '".ludlwj session today with 17 pro- 'iOft°/1 rules chswes—five exnress- 'v dfsieued a.s "speed-up" moves— on ihe agenda. The two-day meeting opened '•e.sierdnv aften>nnn )MM no action "••i's token e v cetn tor the upnoint- inent of a ihrpp-coaoh grout) to sit 'n sit the N. C. A. A. rules commit lee nu'ptinp next week-end at Kansas Cily. Numerous revisions were dls- '•ussL'd b\it today's votes will deckle which of Mie 17 '•ules chfuves will be submitted fit Kansas Citv. The two most significant recommendations, almost Certain to be nporoved were: A Today's Sport Parade j rule uermittino substitutions after !i field coal, and a regulation ro- ouiriru'. n player to i.oss the ball tn the nearest official after all violations. Tinder the present code substitutions can be made only after n free throw. Tn the case of rule infrinvments. the player with the ball usually drops it. causing the 1 official to consume valuable time j in rpj.rieviny; jt. ' The 150 mentors in tovn for tin: convention uiteM«»cti lasl piirbt's- n:i'i»mal invit:*t,?nn tour- nuim'iu finsjl in which Lout; Irliuul univer.citv won its s< A r- < tul title in four yeii'-s with a 50-42 vifttor.v over Ohio i>ni- vrs'tx'. City CoMefre of N r «:\v Vork won (}^r,\ ])j: K -,> hv bcut- 5n<; SetoTt ITa'l of South Or- in»irc. N. J., 42-27 hi the first jrKtl)r. A third consecutive record crowd -18.377— 'ammec! Madison Square Oai'cFen for the final to set a new tournament attendance total of 70.- P2(5 nnd make this series the most successful in the tourney's short hl'-torv. Ohio's "fastest team in the coun- trv" was out^c'-u'efi but not out- foimht as ihp Blnckbu'fls overcame a 25-^1 halfrtme cieMcit to duplicate their title win of 1939. Grandfather Mountain, near villc. N. c.. is the onlv soot south of Canada where, snow birds build iheir homes. By HKNRV . Unimd l^rcHs Stall Correspoudenr ST. PETERSBURG, Pla.. March 2S. (UP)-—it is my fervent hope that the St. Louis Cardinals do not win the 1941 National League pennant race, because if they do their success will be attributed to the taking of 25,000 vitamin tablets prescribed for them by that uncelebrated physician. "Dr." Sam Breadon. Lei the Cardinals win. and when spring training time rolls around next year the railroads will have to put on special trains to transport the vitamins, calories, formulas, drugs and assorted medicines to every baseball club in training- The managers and coaches will be second in importance to the diagnosticians and their Assistants, proposed i "Dr." Breadon will have the .same meteoric rise that Dr. Dafoe did. and magazines will be filled with articles by him on how "he helped give birth to the wonder team. may have to read next year if the Cardinals get from those vitamin tablets what, "Dr." Ereadon thinks they will, and come through to beat the other National League clubs. If this comes to pass. I'll give you a tip on how to get your revenge: Every time you pass Breadon stomp on his arches. Because they, were the cause of all. During- the" past winter Breadon discovered that if he took vitamin Bl tablets before he played a round of golf, hi.s arches didn't concede the match on the 15th or 16th hole, but continued to hold up beautifully for the entire 18 holes. Figuring that what was fiood Tor Ills arches ought to be good for his baseball team, Breadon ordered 25.000 tablets and told hi.s team to start eating them. It w Ins hope that the disappearance of the last tablet will coincide with the last out that makes the Cardinals 1941 National League champions. ; Oscooln, Apyi! I--\ViNon in ^li.iWM. •-• ^hawiuv ;n M;.it(.,, 11. Dyos.< ni Luv, : , r;i ;}.--• -Wilson HI Dy^ss, Ki'isc'i- at Sliiuvuff. It—Luxoi'it nr sli:i\vni :U Wliinon. \Vil?oti >u K.MK,> iu Oypus. April l.v~-}S)nnvji<v ;if O.M-.-I ion (if Luvorii. Ivci^Pr :u, Mi? Ann! I it — Dyp.vs at ^'i-i^cr IK i'"'((on, i.i)\D!'a at ;LI Wilson. Aoril *2'2—flvcss ai in C»*«'ooln. \Vil<on ni I. April 2, r !-~ l">j',w at ton /;( f»s ( vnln. Luxnra Mi- Op iu Atn-il 20 — ' ni, '-" Lus'i -il :iO -\Vl.iitnii n' .i.e(.i'. ).iivur:i at V 2— -Ovv-ts al M: Wilson, Minor f-farmer $ Convene Dec. .? i eries when the , third and .second. ; received a full! CHESTNUT HILLS. Mass.. Mar. share of the Codgers' cuts in 1939.; 25 iUPt -Pauline Bets, top-seeded : woman temiis star from Los Ang- 'eles, headed the field as the qimr- iter-finals of the National Women's : Indoor ehampionshiu betrnn today, i The second round will be coin* ; pleted when second-seeded Dorothv and i ( J4G world Dodgers finished rtspectlvely. Ii Mungo liad won his share of tame.' In either year, the Dodgers might have captured the National league flag both times. Lfrislature Names Baby AUGUSTA, Me. iUP> —' Baby Charles Forbes Flagg 2ci. son of a state representative, received his name by legislative decree. Informed of his birth, the House adopted nn order stipulating that he be named for his father. Rep. Plagg obeyed. May Bundy. Santa Monica, plays Mrs. Adrian Rubel. Rover. Mass. | Miss Betz defeated Mrs. Joseph Walker of Newton. Mass.. 6-1. 6-0. in her second round match yester- I day. 1 S45.000 SOCCER 1'LAYER NEW YORK.--Carlos Carvalho. ; centt-r forward of Brazil's BotatojiO : soccer cliampions who )>layed hen-. . was puix-hased fi\)m a Uruguayan •' ! <b tor 545.000. Wastes Five Years BAST LANSING. March 25, iNEA'—AI Klrcher. assistant :oach of Michi^jui State College, spem live years learning to ride well euovuh to ijt-i a commission in the cavalry. Reporting to Fort Knox, Ky.. ne was assigned to be a jockey 'or a tank. Already l can see the headlines in the sports pages. "Detroit club fines Buck Newsom SlOl'O for balking at p;il,Him for breakfast." "Feller's failure to win attributed to lack of ascorbic acid cablets." "Odds on Yankees drop as train bearing their world series cod liver oil derailed near HarrLsburg." The headlines will b<: baring enough, hut. can you imagine having to rend the interviews with fmimiis players :iflfr tl»e vitamin influence is fully felt in the major leagues? L \vilj give you n probable sample: By HENRY MeLEMOKE United Press Stafl Correspondent. YANKEE STADIUM. New York. —Joe DiMaggio revealed in an ' exclusive Interview with this reporter today, that the only thing that stood between him and a new home run record wa.s a shortage of oleum pcrcannorphum. "The other boys seem to vjei results with just .pablum, cod liver oil, orange juice, sfruinpcl foods and vitamins A. 'B and C," DiMaygio told me as he sat in the Yankees' new clinic, just off the dressing room. "However, I have to have oleiunpercurmorphum. which is. us you know, the concentrated oil from the livers of 19 various fish"In hitting my last 40 home runs I have taken so much of this vital food thai there is a shortage of it. I have all of my brothers who are not playing big league baseball fishing day and night buck in San fu'anclsco. If they are lucky, and the catch is good, I am sure [ will break Babe Ruth's mark." As this reporter left tht 1 clinic In- nolii'cd Lefty Gomr/. who, under tlir watchful eyes of SlanaKer McCarthy and a st;iH' (iui^noslician. had just finished his afternoon feeding. Now that's the kind of .stuff von Yanks Breeze ST. PETERSBURG. Pla.. March o?i (UP>—The New York Yankees out the longest- winning streak of Ihe spring—seven straight—on the lino today against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yankees blanked their Kansas City farm club. 11-0. I for thei rfourth shutout of the ! snrinu yesterday behind the six-hit j pitching I Sundra. N. a. MarHi 25 COP) W. Asan- to of Lefty Gomez and Steve ( '^f'?sod '-nifhnil /»n»n' n 'i>,ir>n will n" n n 1 ni .Tnr;k«nnvil1f>. Flu., nt^uicien O. Promhoin of f,Hr» Nniional .so"infinn of Baseball Leagues todny. pl^o ordered of (hf> AmerK'in a.ssnc 'I'nnsfpr t.he ronl-vnr-t. of Short s r oo oinpfie rorbiU to Montreal of the Interim Mnnni lepfnie unrler terms of n dfnl beciun I-T^I Dr-^ember. Brpmham snid Milwaukee oricin- ?l'v had aererr! ro sell Corb't.fs ccntroct to Montreal for S6.000 "nph. "1th Mont'^'il to ontion plover Roy Roeh^ 1o Milwnukee. The Mil- club. Bromham said, tater to transfer the players. other simulations in the verbal deal were not carried out. can's offensive efforts. ^ In the preliminary that was a j >how from start to finish and : hisiod somewhat long a.s v;ell, I Slammin' Eddie Malone won u i, biffing bom. in three falls over j Hardy Floyd Byrd. Curtis won the oju'tiiiig fall of the main t-venter in six minutes after Koilrujuev. v.'as (iistjualil'ietl for chokinff the Mississippi performer t-very time lie could get his hands on tht foe. It was a rough first fall arul Kefeive .Mike MSTOIU-.V raised Curtis' luuul in victory after Rodrkjiu'z hud ulnuist disabled the vk-tor with eholu*- holds. The finale was different in that Rodriquez wasn't disqualified. Attacks Referee, Curtis After the Mexican attacked both Meroney and Curtis upon learning of his first-fall ciisnualificaion, the iwo men returned to the ring and Curtis immediately began giving the Mexican lessons in the art of wrestling, using a toehold to trip Rodriguez and toss hirn to the floor and a chin snap thai flipped the large Mexico City star to the mat and almost knocked him out. Curtis won the match after 17 minutes of furious action that \saw Referee Meroney mixed up in the tray. Curtis used a series of very potent kangaroo kicks to take the second .successive fall- striking Rocl- riquez on the point of the chin the first time, then fell upon his prostrate body for the pin. Clownish Tactics Amuse The opener was somewhat better than a three-ring circus. Byrd copped the first fall in 11 minutes with slams and a body drop after an interchange of flying headlocks kept the battlers sliding across the floor much of the time- Malone. c o 1 o Hf u 1. well-built Irishman who is adept especially at the flying tackle and who played college football at an Illinois Normal college, got the nod in 15 minutes of the second fall to square the bout after a rough session in which clownish tactics kept the crowd in a guffaw. Referee Meroney \vas on the wrong part of the pro- i gram much of this fall because every time he looked to see if a man's shoulders were down, someone grabbed him by the hair and pulled him into the conflict. Body slams won the bout for Malone after 13 minutes of clowning in the finale. wa.s vanquished pliny ace who counterinu the Mexi- Saner On Next Week's Mat Card George Saner, brother of ' :ht Wrestler Ray SieeJe himself one of the best- iiiown heavy weigh:, wrestlers in the- big-tune wrestling circuits, wij] appear here next Monday ni&hi. on the wr-ekly program ;rornoied by Mike Meroney at :he Legion Hm. Meroney said Saner probably .votUii be teamed with Jack Curtis, who defeated Carlos Roci- riquez in straight falls here last -.light, in a team match. The op- po.sing team has not been se- .ecteri. Ul RAMS TURN OUT NEW YORK—Sixiy-one aspirant:; for Fordham University's football team reported for spring practice. Coach Jim Crowley counted 22 freshmen and 29 varsity Ranis. The Cincinnati Reds walloped the Dodgers. 7-3 yesterday on u four-run rally in the seventh inn- i If k e Pt m the dark for three ing featvred by Jimmy Gleeson's j years. ."Oldfish become totally blind. homer with two on. '. Gorillas have been known to —— j zoologists less than a hundred ' years. Tigers Beat Cards LAKELAND. Fla.. March 25 'UP) —The Detroit Tigers, their four- game losing* streak broken with a I-O victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, today were to meet the: Buffalo club of the International' league in another exhibition game.; Barney McCoskey and Hank' Greenberg doubled in the first Inn-; ing yesterday at St. Petersburg to .yive Tommy Bridges and Bud Thomas a lead .for their four-hit pitching against the Cards, CLANCY HEADS FAitM SANTA BARBARA.—John (Bud» Clancy, who had n \vlv.ri in the niajori; as a first baseman, will manage the -Santa Barbara club, operated by the Brooklyn Dodgers, in the new California State League. MILDER SMOKES THAIS ME! 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