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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1 941 Masters' 7s GoHer^Next Sfop-MatBi^lSiaged Bobby Jones Makes Jf^ Ruth ls ^^^ DeduceCakes [Speaker Names CWfio MawTTflrT Bobby Jones Makes Threai-Hoqan Is An Early Favorite BY ART KKEN'/ N'EA Service Gclf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga., April 1. (NftA) — Bobby Jones' 08— three under par—over the layout in practice quickened interest in the Masters' Tournament on the Augusta' ;\'a- tional course, to he played here Thursday through Sunday. This on the heels' of Jones play- * - '_ ing so well before the Duke and Duchess of Windsor ai Nassau makes ii apparent that the Grand Slammer of 1930 may do something more than renew old friendships in the big show here. Tommy Armour, his partner in Nassau, claims the immortal Georgian is hiuing his tee .shoLs as well as he diet n years ago. when lie retired from all but the Masters' Tournament he originated. Nelson, Sncacl Also Rank Without Jones the Augusta National and its Masters' would be nothing more than the last stop on the winter tour. So the Atlantan's return to form helps a lot. Byron Nelson, Samuel Jackson Snead and Ben Hogfui are the hot favorite s, h o w eve r. with Jimmy Demaret. the defending champion, oxpeet- sd to strike back, and Lawson Lite and s o :n e .nore not far be- :ind. Nelson, the P. G. A. titleholder, got birdies on the last three holes !for a 276 that copped the $5UOO Greensboro Open. The ''Toledo Tapper bagged the Miami Open. Hogan sports a winter average of 69.84, including a best round of. 62, and is the leading money winner^ of the winter swing. Sam Snend is pressing Hojan for the bank balance. He cashed Ruth Is Challenged To Match By Cobb By HENRY M« United Press statf Correspondent AUGUSTA, Ga., April i. <UP)~ Gct out your sticks, Babe Ruth. and start swinging 'em, you've been challenged. Speaking from the first fairway of the Augusta National course, just after lie hud fiml a 250-yard U'e shut down the middle, Ty fohlj today said he would like to meet the Halx> in :i series of gulf mutches. "Maybe we could raise .some money for bundles for Britain or .some other war 'relief," Ty .said. "Anyway, it, would be a lot of fun. I have boen hankering LO take a .shot at the Babe ever since I .started •:,v«<* Byron Nelson the victor's North and check South following the Open, the St. the Augustine amateur-pro and Bing Crosby. Little is once more smacking the ball on the nose. He accounteu for the Texas Open . . . chalked up an amazing 62 on. one round made all the more remarkable by 'unfavorable weather. In winning the Los Angeles Open, Johnny Bulla started with seven straight 3s. The Greensboro luminary might have broken 30 for nine holes but for a 4 and 5 on the eighth and ninth. He is rolling. Dark Horses Don't Win Big Clayton Heafner was ' runner-up in the North and South at Pineliurst. Vic Gliezzi has the touch., A dark horse has yet to take the Masters'. In each of the seven springs a shooter picked to finish in the first five has come through. The surprise of the winter tour is Craig Wood, who ranks fourth in money won. Wood lost to Howard Wilcockson will serve •-i(',(un this year as professional and instructcr at the Blytheville Country club, he said today. The pro. one of the finest golfers among the professional contingent in Arkansas, will give ladies' group lessons one clay each week during the spring and summer season this year—free of charge. Tournaments planned at the local nine-hole course this year include inter-club tournaments, inter-city play and weekly blind bogey eon tests. Thq course is in excellent, shape and spring weather is attracting more players each day to the links, located' just North of the city on Highway 61. Wilcockson may be contacted at the club for golf lessons and information on golf equipment. Gene Sarazen in a Masters 1 playoff t in 1935. the year the squire manufactured his celebrated dou- MIAMI. April 1.—.(UP)—The New York Giants are in the same boat this spring as were the Detroit Tigers last March. Both finished in second division the previous season and Manager Bill Terry is trying the same sort of a desperate "experiment with Hank Dnnning as Del Baker did so successfully with Hank Greenberg. The similarity doesn't end there. Everyone laughed at Baker's folly in switching Greenberg. The • Tiger in field was the butt of countless jokes. Then what happened? Greenberg was the player of the year and the Tigers upset all predictions by winning the pennant. The Giants look no worse now than did the Tigers last spring. Only one person out of 20 thinks Danning. rated the majors' No. 1 catcher last year, can shift successfully to left field. But Terry thinks so and Danning Ls working just as hard as Greenberg to master the technique of outfielding. Loss of Shortstop Billy Jurges has upset the Giants considerably. Terry has reconciled himself to the fact that Jurges won't, play for the. Giants this year and has arranged his infield with Babe Youn<* at first. Burgess Whitehead at second. Joe Orengo at short, and ,, , , - Mel Ott. shifted in from ri<»ht field ble eagle to get up. Wood at 40 M thircL It smncks ° nem ' is still capable of crowding " the Snrwd of last sprinrr * e> • of celebrated Miami Pour-Ball. As long as Bobby Jones is identified with it. the tournament- will rank in importance next to the United States Open nnd P. G. A. in the eyes of the playing professionals. .300 hitters while Whitehead , boosted his average to .282 last sea- j Track Meet Off PRINCETON, N. J.. April L <UP) —Because of the "uncertainties of the times" Princeton's annual invitation track meet, for six years one of the classics of the outdoor track season, will not be held this spring, it was anonunced t-oclav. hi defensively, and Ott will third. Orengo. however, was to play third and manv think best position Ls the outfield. Johnny Ruckcr. the speed boy j who showed promise late last, sea- J son after a dismal .start, will play center. Joe Moore, .shifted from left, and Prank Domaree are likely to divide the right field job. with Moore playing against risjhthand- Camilli Clouts SHREVEPORT. La.. April 1. (UP)—The Brooklyn Dodgers A squad engages Shrcveport in an exhibition game today while the B division plays Tallahassee, Fla. Dolph Camilli clouted two homers Waner one yesterday as varsity defeated Dallas. 8-3. The Jayvces defeated the Detroit Tigers. G-5 to win the .series the American Leagvier.s. 3-2. Cards Cut Down ers and Demaree acainst ORLANDO. Fla,. April 1. iUP> — •Two veteran pitchers, Cjyde south- 1 Shoun and Morton Cooper, will" do paws. In reserve are Marrie Arno- mound duty today for the St Louis vich from the Reds and Jim May- j Cardinals against the Washington nr»Vri U'lin lli» •}•»- <•„.. T-^; _1 , r* , _ D 1 *-"' ince the annual affair was begun in 1934, four world records have been set and three others registered last year, are up for acceptance. 1 DiMag Stars FORT WORTH, Tex., April (UP)— The New York Yankees play the Dallas Steers of the Texal League here today because the Steers' ballyard was destroyed by fire. Joe DiMaggio r s three doubles and a homer featured the Yankees' 16-4 rout of the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League yester- dav. nurd, who hit. .33" for Richmond last year. The Giants have no outstanding pitching ace. However, they have ; half a doien pitrhers who could j hurl them into first division if the ! rest of the club holds up. ' RARE ANIMALS GUESTS WASHINGTON. — Two-thirds of the _5.800.000 big game animals in on state and Scarcer species are mostly found on national refuges. Read Courier Mews want ads. Senators. The Cards yesterday nosed out their Columbus farm hands. 8 to 7. although omhit 14 to 10. The Cards released pitchers Harry Brecheen and Murray Dickson and outfielder Garden Cillenwater to the Columbus squad. Pitcher Mttx Surkcml was turned over to Rochester Largest foreign market foi and steel from the United States in 1939 was Asia, including Aus- tralasia. of (fas—Tank car to your car. (Tetraethyl Gas) JOTOER OIL CO. U. S. Highway 61, North —;•:. » '24-Hour Service. HARRISON'S AUTO PARTS & GARAGE SFRVICE STATION 45-Minute Battery Recharging General Repairing, Welding Across -from Red. Top Gin SEED Ooker 100 Strain 3 Slale certified, re-cleaned and Ceresan treated. Stoneville Ambassador Stoneville 2-B R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. Blytheville, Ark. Would Settle Argument When word of Cobb's willingness to meet Ruth reached the ears of Fred Corcoran, p". G. A. tournament director, he .started running, not walking, toward the nearer telegraph office to issue the Geor- i giun's challenge lo Babe in New- York. "I don't believe there are two other men who would draw as much a.s Cobb and Ruth," Corcoran said. "There have been 10,000 arguments as to which of the two was the better baseball, player, and that question never will be definitely settled. And in recent years, rince they quit baseball, there" have been arguments concerning their golfing skill." Corcoran asked Cobb where and when he would like to meet Ruth. "Anywhere, any time, and for any charity," the Georgia Peach, who is back in his old home town for a visit, answered. "You just get the Babe and let me know where to meet him. They tell me he is a better golfer than I am. I hear he shoots in the low 70's. Well, that's better than I can do, except on those rare days when I sink putts from all over Lhe green, but he won't beat me. I believe I can talk him out of the match. A little needling, you know. If the Babe is willing we'll run a few bases, do a few slides, and catch a few flies before the match. Just to warm us up, you know," Uoth Hst for Distance Like Ruth, Cobb Ls a left-rmnder and his swing retains many of the features of the baseball swing. He tries for a triple or a home run on every tee shot, just as the Babe does. He doesn't hit us long a ball as Ruth does, but he probably is a little surer around the greens. Cobb's game Ls from 78 to 82. He played with Sammy Snead and Sammy Byrd yesterday and went around the long and tough Augusta National layout in 81. Cobb said if he did play Kulh the Babe could expect a little talking: and ribbing-. ''After all," he said, "we arc a couple of ball players and can stand a little noise. Let the gallery yell and boo and do anything it pleases. As a matter of fact, I probably would play a little better with an occasional boo from the customers. I heard quite a bit of that in the old days, you know." Speaker Names Indians Team To Beat to JL L. Curtis-Malone Win Popular Decision Ring A ,. oun( | the Carlo, Rodrique,. Eddie Matone and Jack Curtis wfah it Eager to get outside, Columbia's varsity crew works out on icy .. Harlem river. The Sports Spotlight By LAYMOND CRUMP Boxing returns to the Legion Hut arena this week when eight amateur bouts between Manila and Blytheville amateurs are staged by the twin combination of both American Legion units for the purpose of assisting the Manila post to build a Hut. And n week from Friday night Jimmy Lunsford will engage an out-of-town foe in tho feature bout of a professional card. Thus for the first time in two* ^_ months local and county fans will be enabled to witness boxing. One is for a good cause, the other will let you see for yourself what Jimmy Lunsford looks like now is turning professional. that he And don't kid yourself, either. The youngster is goin»; places and his lack of the old-time knockout form in the Golden Gloves wax something that can be thrown out of his record; ' But we hope you'll attend the amateur bouts this week to assist the American Legion and to see eight bouts that Matchmaker Mike Meroney and legion officials say will be "good." The Legion helps the city, county, state and nation, and in hundreds of ways. Let's them this time. Admission is 20 cents Friday night at the Legion arena. No one will make n cent out of the show- all the profits will go to the building fund of the. Manila post. And you'll get your money's worth. Bill Burns. 61-year-old Little Rock sports enthusiast who Is just as young as the most youthful sports follower, was a welcome visitor to Blytheville last night and we had the pleasure of talking to him most of the evening. He's the new secretary of the .state athletic commission after two years away from that post, appointed by Governor Adkins to the position he held from 1932 to 1938. and he's the happiest fellow you ever saw. He's working under Chairman Van WaRley. postmaster at Harrison, nnd Neil! Reed of Blytheville. state commission inspector, works under Burns. . . . His best story of the night was about the time four years ago when something: came up between a giant wrestler named Angelo and the jovial r.unis, something- ahout a license flaw ... or something:. Anyhow, they tell Hums that he drew back his fist and Angelo thought he was goin«r to be hit . . . "Ami lie walloped me one that knocked me out,", chuckled Burns. "Boy. he really on you beat me to the punch—if I drew back my fist." * fr- • * Another interesting fellow we met last night was George Saur. who wrestled in the wild brawl discussed at length elsewhere this page . . . George has a colorful mat history, and boy, any state he has missed in his wrestling travels Ls purely out of the good old U. S. A.. because he's been in 48' of them and that's all there were when we last counted. ... "How many matches have been in, George?" we asked. He gave us a pathetic look (it was 11 p.m. and mavbe we did seem anxious to get to the office) and remarked that "T just couldn't make an estimate in a few hours." We said "Okay, skip it." • * * * George has been wrestling since 1910. He wrestled four years amateur around Nebraska with his old sidt:ki"k, Lcs Munn, the old busebaHer, and then both turned pro—George going- into wrestling and Lcs into baseball. . . . "Then we started to enrol in Nebraska U.." he said, "and they said 'Sure, but you can't do anything; in sports.'" So ho didn't go to college. He's the brother of Pete Saur. alias Ray Steelc. who now Is holder of the heavyweight championship of the world ( according to some wrestling associations) . . . and he began teaching the game to Young Pete (Ray) at the age of 13 . . . Ray has been wrest line 23 years, starting when he was 97 pounds nnd now he's a 215- pounder . . . George's nephew and namesake. George Saur. was an all-American halfback at Nebraska U. in 1933 and played on the winning West squad in the 193-1 East-West game and scored both touchdowns of the game ... Of Gridrler Saur, Dana Bible, who coached at Nebraska before poms; to Texas U.. said: "He's the greatest player T ever coached." (No. ho hasn't entered the mat game) . . . (not vet,) CLEVELAND, April 1 <UP> — A little more grixzled and a Lr. heavier than when he gained fame as centcrfiekler for the Cleveland Indians but still the keen-eyed "gray eagle" of baseball, Tris Sneaker predicted tcdav that a new spirit of harmony will bring the Cleveland Indians the American league pennant this year. Speaker chose the Indians to win last year but that selection never embarrassed him because lie still figures that they should have come through with the flag. "I don't see how they can miss in 11941," lie said, "everybody .seems i to be happy now that Roger Peck| inpiuigh is managing the club. The j boys are sure to RO all out for this I fine, likeable fellow, and that will jinenn thn pennant,." All 'Dead Fish' Now He dismissed last year's unpleasantness connected with the regime of e.x-mana<:er Oscar Vitt with: "It's all dead fish now." Failure to hit in the oinches may prevent the club from living V:D to expectations this season, he said. "They can win if they hit up to normal. They don't need any .340 or .350 hitters. Club hitting'alone- will turn the trick. Speaker said the losses suffered by Bobby Feller in spring training games meant next to nothing. "Why start worrying about Bobby. , There's nothing alarming in those jfew games. He's the least of the (Indians' worries. He's the greatest i pitcher in the game today. i Yanks To He Tough I "After all. he's 21 now and he's just not warming up as fast as he , used to when a youngster of 18 j Ilad to ue restrained from or 19. Perhaps he's doing too much ' Rodriquez on many occasions that pre-game exercise. It might be tiring him." Manager of the Indians' only pennant winning team in 1920. Speak said the i\ 7 ew York Yankees would be "a tough team to beat" this year. "That juggling of the infield won't hurt the Yankees' chances too much. Joe McCarthy's a great manager. He knows what he's doing. Sure, they'll be hard to beat." thing and that's putting it mildly." The game i"f" tei" as^edT'i nng sounds something like "Drop the Handkerchief" ami Rosy" and perhaps the quartet of Conner MPIV<; \vntU nris Get the Facts and You'll Buy An IN "The TSalcr for business "18" JUNIOR PICK-UP BALER MxlS—16x18 Kmbodiert in the construction of the Ann Arbor "18" Tuninr PICK-UP Ualcr arc the many approved and time tested features which for more than half a century have given Ann Arbor Ba.cis the ci.v^blc reputation of boiii? the leader in their Held It produces only smooth square cornered bales of uniform density and weight. \n loose wires or broken bales in handlin" and transportation. " Paul Byrum The four fellows are professional* wrestlers. Add Promoter-Referee- ex-wrestler Mike Meroney to the quartet and you have a good-sized omelet seasoned with bruises. That's a prelude to the story concerning the most exciting*, h i I a r i o u s, breath-capturing wrestling- match four men ever stayed inside and out of a wrestling ring. It :l n happened last night at the Legion Hut arena and the characters of Caster's famed "Last Stand" would have stopped their bloodthirsty battle to lake notes- had they been notified of the night's attraction. Curtis and Malone squared off against Rodriguez and Saur and the tag match wasn't 30 seconds old before the fireworks began. Referee Meroney finally disqualified Rodriguez and awarded the first fall to the battling but well- choked team of My lone Curtis after 10 minutes of the wildest fi$t- throwmo: brawl you ever saw. That Ls, it was the wildest until the second fall. Then out came the ruffians again and this time Mai- lone fell prey to knee lifts, fists and dropkicks of both Rodriquez and Saur after 10 minutes and Curtis fell prone after five minutes of the same by both opponents, alternately, and the match was squared. As certain of the night's 1.000 fans howled and hooted and others George Saur, was that, Malone, who fought like a wild- eat all night. The two preliminary bouts were tame compared to the tag match There wasn't a legitimate wrestling hold applied during the tenure of the tag match as all performers forgot that they ever knew how to wrestle and just took the night to trade punches, kicks and knee lifts. Saur took the opening prelim event with his world-famed reverse chinlock and body slam after the pair traded punches for the first six mmat^. The bout lasted seven minutes. Saur weighed 200 pounds Malone 196. The next preliminary was a repetition of last week's bout when Curtis defeated Rodriquez in 11 minutes with flying tackles and a kangaroo kick that spilled the chubby Mexican around the ring until he resembled a Mexican jumping bean. Rod almost had punched and gouged Curtis into submission, but the smooth-working Curcis blasted him with head butts until he was ready for the kangaroo kick, then knocked him for a loop. Rod weighed 212, Curtis 194. looked as if a riot was ramoant. the battle went on in the third and deciding fall. At last, with both fans and wrestlers exhausted from the brutality of it all as the quartet pounded fists into each other and threw Meroney all over the ring, Malone and Curtis triumphed in nine minutes. Curtis used his well-aimed kangaroo kick to end the bout and send Carlos Rodriquez home for the night, after Saur went out in seven minutes under a barrage of blows bv ST. LOUIS. April 1. (UP)—Tony Musto, Chicago heavyweight picked as Joe Louis' "victim-of-the- month." began training today for his fight with the negro champion here April 8 in which Louis' crown will be at stake officially. Bothered neither by the fact that it was April i nor that there were few takers for trie 1-20 odds against him. Musto asserted it was "just another fight to me; Louis Ls just another fighter." Louis, who came here last week, continued working out with three sparring partners in preparation for the bout. W. F. Brewer Dentist Blytheville. Arkansas Specials! Extractions $1.00 Full Upper and Lower Plates $25.00 (Extractions Included) CHAMPION PER WEEK i A RECORD MAKING TIRE AT RECORD MAKING TERMS. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th & Walnut Phone 81f Ants, bees, flies, moths and even i a species of bats, carry on flower pollination. WADE'S GARAGE Body & Paint Shop Wrecks Repaired Wrecker Service Phone 1200 506 W. Ash E FILL ALL DOCTORS PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONEY Stewart-Robinson Drug Co. Main & Lake Phone 20 STQIOiLLE We Are Now Delinting And Ceresan Treating COTTON PLANTING SEED We Also Have for Sale a Limited Supply of 1939 Grown 2-B AND AMBASSADOR First Year From Pedigreed—Delinted and Ceresan Treated For Best Results Phone 273 or Write RED TOP GIN North 6.1 Highway Blytheville. Ark. Limited Supply of Selected Delsta, Mammoth Brown and Ark-Soya Beans. 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