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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTUJ3, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1941 NovqStops Baer In 8th-SonnenberqHere Monday 3^j*«_li. T ^*-~^~ ?l NfllsAn I ittfo And It nfrW-rfW A\A/^,, I i.MAf*«j P" LI- — Result Leaves A Puzzled Picture Of Louis 1 Future BY HARRY FEKC.l'SON United Press Sports Editor NEW YORK, April 5. (LT)—Ii will be an awful loss to the gaiety of nations, but it looks like we have seen the last of Maxie Baer. He staggered to his corner after two minutes and 18 KoeondK of the eighth round last night, left eye pufi'ed shut, lips gashed and crimson trickling from his nose. Lou INova, 'he man who was on the brink of-; — the grave from blood poisoning:. little over a year ago, had giv Maxie an artistic going over and had wen on a technical knockout. Nova's victory and Billy Conn's triumph over Gunnnr Barluml in Chicago last evening left the heavyweight .situation in a muddle. The original plan had been for Champion Joe Louis to have a return bout with Abe Simon here en May 9. Conn was to get a chance at the heavyweight title in Nelson, Little Gain OR Wood In Masters' And It Didn't Get Away; June and Nova a shot at ii in September. But early today Promoter Mike Jacobs said there would be a shift in ihe plans. He declined to say what it would be. Jacobs said he was greatly impressed by the performance Nova staged last-* night. Can't Go Oti Forever By HARRY CRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor Prank Leahy has a.sked Notre Dame players to from baseball until after the spring football game. April UG. Football rind its .spring work is one of the principal reasons for the .shortage of good baseball players. Not .so many years ago the boy who went, to college was considered One man definitely cut of the; a privileged character. BY LESLIE A VERY Press SiafV CorrcsnoniJj'ni AUGUSTA. On.. April •> «UPJ — ^ Majority of the winners in the | past seven Masters golf champion- j ships have come from behind at j the half-way mark to snatch the j title and two of UK; best stretch | runners in the game are just far j enough off the pace today to beat i Craig Wood under the wire. i Wood, who hopes to live down hi.s j reputation as the "great runner upheld a three stroke lead over hi.s nearest challenger when the third round started today. His second straight sub-par round, a one- under 71. Added to his scintillating first round GO. gave him a 3fi-holc total of 137. In the best position to g i v e Craig a run down j the stretch are professional) champion Byron; Nelson and open champion Lawson Little. Both picked up ground yesterday and they have the heart and the equipment to push Wood all the way. picture Ls Baer. Maybe he won't retire, but he should. He refused to commit himself about quitting the ring after they led him into his dressing room with his senses reeling from two right-hand jolrs that sent him to the floor in the eighth round. But Ancil Hoffman, his manager, took one look at Maxie's face and said significantly: "A man can't go on forever." Maybe not, but for a few heart- stepping seconds in the fourth round it seemed that Baer vi»i3 about to turn one of those smalt- ing tricks that have made him a drawing card for 12 years. He looped three long rights to Nova's jaw, and Lou's knees almost folded. A look of bewilderment came over Baer's face as Nova, instead of reeling into the resin, dove in and jabbed him on the eye. Baer Clowns as Usual After that' it was Nova's fight. A darting left jab made Baer's face lock like a relief map of Asia in red and white, and in the sfchth round Nova shot across a right to the jaw that sent Maxie rolling under the ropes. He was up at the count of nine and Nova measured him with another right. This time Baer hit the .deck in mid-ring and before he could get off of one knee Referee Arthur Donovan stopped the fight. Until the time Nova closed Baer's left eye it had been* a good show. Maxie fought his usual fight, clowning for two minutes of each round, grimacing at Nova, beckoning him to come in and fight, and then putting on a flurry of punching for the other minute of the round. The customers — there were 22.114 of them and they paid S95.544.17—loved 5t all the way. If this is the end of Maxie, he left them with a smile, for after Donovan stopped the fight Bae.r gushed across tinring: and tried to throw an- cther punch ai Nova over the referee's shoulder. If and when Nova fights Louis, it should be worth going a few miles to see. Lou w a s boxing nicely Uist night, he demonstrated that he could take a hard punch and seems to be recovered from the serious illness that kept him in a California hospital for almost a year. Baer knocked him down A great majority of the better athletes never saw the inside of an institution of higher learning. They couldn't afford to attend. The result was that youngsters turned naturally to baseball as they now do to football. « * * Brighter prospects are rushed to college today. Only a comparatively few pay their own way. Football is the big game in college, and once a lad gets a taste of being a campus hero, he forgets all about, the talent that might have made him a Bob Feller. Bucky Walters, Jimmy Foxx or Mel Ott. It is too bad, but it has definitely been proved that the games are incompatible. College coaches can't be criticized. Football pays the freight. Coaches have to get themselves shovels if it doesn't. Hugh Mulcahy lost more games than any other pitcher in the majors last season ... 22 for the lowly Phils. Yet on July 31 he had 12 victories and only 9 defeats. Pie shot, for the 13th triumph for almost two montlxs . . . didn't achieve it until Sept. 27th. Meanwhile, he dropped 12 straight. At the same time, his running mate, Kirby Higbe. won his 13th victory on Friday the 13th. And what happened? The Dodgers paid $100.000 and gave Philadelphia three players for Higbe, who got a sizable raise. The army got Mulcahy, considered one of che better pitchers despite his record. Hugh Mulcahy probably could be excused for saying: "There ain't no justice." * * •» Little Ben Hogan arrived for the Augusta Masters' Tournament almost $2000 ahead of all others who took part in the winter golf tour, and all he had was $7567. Why don't the professionals get in the peanut brittle business, or join the armv? yester- | AXITA FAYS 51,439.566 ARCADIA. Calif.—The state of California collected SI.439,566 in taxes on the seventh winter racing season at Santa Anita. for a count of one. but he sot up! and rushed back to the ware. Baer- may be 32 years old and a little | rubber band between bait and line, tired from keeping the lights'' Ordinary heavy bands will do for burning along the gay while wa\v small fish, but an inch wide band but when he winds up with that cut from an inner tube should be right he still can punch. And the ( used on rig.s for large fish story of last night's l^ova can take It. fight is that OUTHERN^v ^WILDLIFE turlmcnf* >rp<! >ll t Southern Sponiituin. Maybe Cow That Jumped Over The Moon Had a Touch of Jumping: Mouse Blood The jumping mouse can jump forty times its own length or about 10 feet at a. leap. If a deer could duplicate this feat, according to! its size, it might leap 100 yards! Record Beards Frank B. McMurry. biologist, at Now when your bait snags, pull the line taut, then let, go. The fully stretched rubber band, upon being suddenly released, will snap back and automatically loosen the .snagged bait. Cat Kept Plugging Will Baugh of Bonham. Texas was fishing with a plug one Saturday afternoon during open season on bass when he felt a heavy tug. The fish put up a slow determined fight, but. Baugh was finally able to get it to within a few icet of the boat. A big catfish had been lured to his plus?—a mildly unusual incident. ,W then the hue broke Baugh went, fishing the next Monday. Again he felt that heavv *"" on his line. After a nice tus- ne landed what a 9-pound catfish—and "it Byron Nelson. ting price is even money against Wood winning the title; 2-1 against Nelson and 3-1 against Little. Nelson Fires u GS) Nelson was three under par with a 69 yesterday and the two strokes he gained against Wood were picked up on the long 15th ho!?, a 458- yard stretch with a deep moat in front of the green. It was on this hole that Gene Sarazen holed his spoon second shot for a double- eagle that eventually ied him to the title in a playoff with Wood in 1933, and it was here that Nelson fired a plain, single eagle day. Byron hit the green with a No. 2 iron second shot and holed a 15- foot putt for a three. Wood's No. 3 iron to that green was short, plunking into the moat. Craig took his j penalty shot, chipped up stiff and dropped his putt for a five. That was the difference in their rounds. Little gained a stroke on the long-driving blond from Mamaroneck, N. Y., with a second round 70. He missed three short putts that would have brought him in with a 67. fyncs Tied For 26 Four times the half-way leaders in the Masters have been passed before the end. There was Sarazen who led with 139 and then bowed to Guldahl in 1939; Harry Cooper with 139 who was overtaken by Henry Picard in 1938; Cooper again with 139 who was beaten out by Hurton Smith in 1936 and Picnrd with 135. the victim of Sarazen's double-eagle in 1935. if Wood goes on to win. it will be after the cat- tern set by Jimmy Demaret last year; Nelson in 1937 and Smith in the Inaugural year. 1934. Fourth choice in the betting now is Ben Hogan who is six strokes off the pace along with five others at 143. The bookies, however, fear Hogan like none of the others and have set the price at 6-1. Hitting the ball miserably at times, and scrambling all the way Hogan just managed a par 2 yesterday. The other 143-shooters were Willie Goggin. Clayton Heafner and Sam Byrd. former New York Yankee outfielder. Sam Snead. pre-tournament favorite, is virtually out of it with 148. At least one question, anci the one askeci most here: "What, are Bobby Jones' chances?" Has been settled. Making his only tournament appearance in the Master:; each year. Jones has carded 7674—150. which leaves him tied for 26th place. Lunsford Fights Burr Woods In 3-Round 8out Jimmy Lunsford will fight an eight-round professional bout against Burr Woods of Savannah, Ttnn.. in his professional boxing match ju the Legion Hut here Friday night in the main event of a program promoted by Joe Craig. Craig announced today that the local heavyweight star', who has been taking it easy here since returning from Florida recently after .suffering a .slight back injury in training under Promoter Jack Kearns. would make his professional start in a local ring 'instead of in Florida. It will be hi.s first fight over ,. Ut*> <M«'ht-round distance. lie fmiKhl Woods twice as an amateur, beating him narrowly buth times by dose decisions' during his career of knoirkout victories over most oilier foes. Woods weighs 193. Lunsford will enter the ring at 204. Don Burton, local middleweight. Former Champ Will Oppose Roy Welch Cus Sonnenberg. who was different to the modern contingent 01 heavyweight wrestling champions in that he was recognized as universal champion and noi, jusi one of many title claimants, will headline will box a six-rounder semi-windup go against King Cole of Dresden Tenn.. both at middleweight weights of 100. Two four-round bouts and a bat{ Ue*royul will precede the two headline matches. Promoter Mike Meroney'.s -weekly wrestling here Monday night. 4. The big veteran of several thousand wrestling matches since he went into the gold-paved game after earning all-American football honors at Dartmouth college many years ago, will Roy Welch of PawhusKa, Oklahoma, in the Monday night main evmu. Opening match on the night's r-mertainment program \vili be a two-out-of-three best falls bout between George Saur, another famed veteran of the wrestling wars who appeared here in a tag match last week, and Jack Curtis. • Vicksburg, Miss., who has won the local crowd's fancy in two weekly showings here, both times featured against Mexican Carlos Hodriquez. Saur Still Agile Curtis' use of the kangaroo kick- to beat Rodriquez in u match two weeks ago and again last week when he and Eddie Malone pounded Saur and Rodrique/. into sub. . i mission in a bruising brawl has ^Admission will be 40 cents. Craig 'made him popular here and many fans discussed what would happen Monday night when the cagy Saur. j brother of Heavyweight Championship claimant Ray Steele and one of the top-rated heavies himself, | began his rough and tumble tac- A vic-' tics a ° ainst Curtis. i said. one Honus Wagner tells members of Pittsburgh staff about long wm caught near Pirates' San Bernardino, Calif., training base Thrilled by the tale of the famous shortstop and 67-yeer-oId coach are left to right: Manager Frank Frisch and Scouts liollis Thurston and Johnny Gooch. Pirates Have Good Catcher -No One To Pitch To Him to be was the Rockne Aided Leahy NOTRE DAME. April 5—(NEA) —Frank Leahy, new Notre Dame football coach and athletic director, gives the late Knute Rockne credit for saving him for football on three different- occasions. Rockne talked Leahy out of becoming a professional fighter. He permitted Leahy to assist in drilling Irish teams when the tackle was injured. He perusaded,Leahy to have hi.s knee operated on when his coach underwent a similar operation. BY HARRY GRAYSON NEA Service Sports Editor When Alphonse Raymond Lopez checked in last mid-June, the Pittsburgh club was lower than Mussu:h'n is now. Bill Benswanger took the Boston Bees out of the barrel by giving old Bob Quinn a bundle^ of bi'Is and Ray Berres for Al Lopez, but it was a splendid deal. ' Senor Lopez grabbed shell- shocked slinsrers by the backs of their necks . . . kept them on their pins loni? enough for the Pirates to finish fourth. When on the current training trip Senor Lopez was put out for a couple of days by an upset stomach, it was vigorously denied that the quick-witted Spaniard was fed up with looking at the Buccaneer throwers. But it is evident that not even such an accomplished mitt magician as Senor Lopez is able to do anything with the Bucco bowling at the moment. So how would you like to be living with Onkel Franz Frisch as the brig heads eiu»l for the opener in Chicago. April 15? Sewell Gets Old Frank Frisch's best bet is Truett Sewell. who contributed largely to the Pirates' final and respectable showing in 1940 with IG victories as. against only five defeats. That was practically a sensational performance in Pittsburgh where they have to go back more than a decade ... to Lee Meadows. Burleigh Grimes and Ray Kremer ... to recall n 20-t;ame winner in Pirate livery. The Bucs camp within Gabby Hartnett's Frank Merriwt'll - like home rim in the dark of grabbing the gonfalon in '33. yet they were without a pitcher who cupped more than 15 engagements. McCoij Whips Al DETROIT. April 5. iUP)- tory string of 40 triumphs in 51 i professional fights put Young Kid' McCoy in line today for a shot at Fritzie Zivic's welterweight championship. McCoy earned his title chance last night by decisively whipping Al Nettlow in a 10-round bout at Olympia Stadium. It was his second decision over Nettlow in four months. McCoy weighed HG 1-4; Nettlow is always rough. He up somewhat, but he funs his world-famed chinlock -body- slam i They have been unable to obtain j a topnotch twirler at any price. They gave Syracuse $75.000 for; the six-foot nine-inch Johnny Gee late in '39. but the Michigan Mountain was useless in '40, and is once more in AA. Rip Sewell. after being kicked around for years, fooled the boys last season with a screwball, but he is 33. Frisch hopes he is one of those chuckers who come along late like \Viz Kremer. and not ;i veteran who had the one good campaign in his system. Buccaneers Have Wilkie Sizable Russ Bauers has looked better this spring, but has yet to prove himself anything more than an aggravating problem child. Max i Butcher is just a big guy. Joe Bowman. John i paw Dick mine. Bob to net y Limning and South- Lanahan are rur.'-o'- Klinger has been un- back to hi.s '38 form Oil Station May Affect Player WASHINGTON. April 5. (NEA) —Buddy Lewis faces immediate induction into the army despite parents whom he supports. The Washington third baseman leases an oil station to one of the bigger compaines. which is deemed sufficient to keep his mother and father. If ... and when . . . Lewis goes, George Archie, the Seattle recruit now playing first base, will move to third. Jim Vernon. last season with Jersey City, will be .stationed at first. NEW! HOUSE P DISTRIBUTORS: JOHN MILES MILLKK 123 W. Ash Phone 1IS8 or 37.1 Memphis Sees Yanks MEMPHIS .Tenn,. April 5. — The New York Yankees, winners of 19 out of 24 games, meet Memphis of the Southern association here today. Single;; by Johnny Lindell. Frankie Crosetti'and Buddy Blair gave the Yankees an 11- inning. 5-4 victory over Little Rock of the Southern association yes- terdav. 40 Neimen Report . . . lacks stuff, or something, when he needs it most. Mace Brown is one of the more efficient relief workers, and Ken Heimzflman. a left-hander, ought to be good. Bill Clemensen is no more than a prospect. Pittsburgh may have something in Aldon Wilkie. n left-hander, who won nine straight . . . four of them shutouts—for Seattle after a late start last season. Wilkie captured 13 in all . . . CARUTHERSVILLE Mo April 5 had an earned am average of 2.69. j-Forty students answered a ten- But Pittsburgh pitching being n is tryout call here this week what it is. I wouldn't want to be Tryouts will continue a week or so in the same dugout with Onkel before eliminations are held to Franz Frisch when . . . and if pick representatives in the county ihe customers start shouting: tennis meet. Caruthersville lias "We want Roosevelt!" only one part-champion back this year. Gene Michie having last year teamed with Miss Virginia Green 10 win mixed doubles. Saur slowed showed reverse combination twice last and proved that he still has ability and stamina. Sonnenberg is the fellow who originated the rough stuff, the old sock-'em-and-make-'em-like-it style that now is followed by virtually nine of every 10 professional wrestlers and by the big fellows almost without exception. Ruth of Wrestling- He brought the flying tackle from Dartmouth and the football fields of the East into the wrestling ring and now it's considered one of the most lethal weapons of wrestling. Sonnenberg. one of the first col- legietes to enter the professional wrestling field, might be termed the Babe Ruth of wrestling in that he changed the sport entirely. 'The program will start at 8:15 o'clock. Tickets will be on sale at the Greyhound Bus Station until 6 p. m. Monday. card ui the Legion Hut START FROM SCRATCH EVAN8TON—Northwestern University's baseball team left for an eight-game southern tour without a single outdoor practice. FOR SALE APPROVED ALFALFA SEED Lespedeza and Beans and Peas of Various Variety Also Car of STONEVILLE Pedigreed 2-B and 4-B L. R. Matthews Gin Co. J Phone 403-W-2 Yarbro, Ark. No' Job Too Small or Too Large! FREE ESTIMATE "No Argument—Our Service Is the Rest' WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP Wiring—Fixtures—Appliances 110 So. 2nd Phone 3L1 SOYBEAN SEED Price Our Seed Beans at Lee Wilson Co. , VJ Wilson, Ark. Oscecla Implement Go. Osceola, Ark. Keiser Supply Co, Keiser, Ark. Idaho Grocery Go. Basset t, Ark. KEENELAM) OPK.VS APRIL 10 LEXINGTON. Ky.—Keen»»lands spring meeung opens April 10 for 11 days, featurini; the $10.000 Blue Grass .Stakes. April 24. Read Courier News want ads WRESTLING GUS SONNENBERG vs. ROY WELCH JACK CURTIS vs. GEO. SAUR AMERICAN LEGION HUT—8:00 P. M. CHAMPION same one he had tangled with Sat- the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, is not sure what the world's record for the length of a wild turkey's beard is, but he has seen a beard that ties the longest record he knows. A 16-pound crippled turkey taken on the Refuge carried a beard 12 VI- inches long. It is 2 inches longer than any measured before on that area and the same length as one reported from North Carolina not long ago. Some turkey, we'd say! Tackle Saver Hooks and artificial baits by the thousands are lost by becoming | indication snogged 2n °,ubmereed Iocs and «nM«». ^, The fish 1 ug dangl- urday. How'd he know? still had Baugh's first p ing from its mouth! Rattle Prattle That the number nf rattles a rattlesnake has on P ,-or , .1 nothing whatever to do with his si? is a hard tack fact, an authority on snakes tell* tiers shed their rattles nr or age eminent ies or lose them brush. A rattler rattles, while a rattler five feet or more may hav e from eight. To judge the size snake by his rattles ~" J ^ of '• five to of the- the -ubmerged logs and other dehris. As a tackle saver and a cuss preventer, we've found the following effective: Fasten a strong the rattles, the larger the snake. The number of rattlS this authority concludes, indicates nothing more than it is a rattlesnake' STONEVILLE We Are Now Delinting And Ceresan Treating COTTON PLANTING SEED We Also Have for Sale a Limited Supply of 1930 Grown 2-B AND AMBASSADOR First Year From Pedigreed—Dolinlcd and Ceresan Treated For Best Results Phone 273 or Write RED TOP GIN North 61 Highway Blythe\ille, Ark. Limited Supply of Selected Dclsta, Mammoth Rrown and Ark-Soya Beans. PER WEEK RECORD MAKING TIKE AT RECORD MAKING TERMS. PHILLIPS MOTOR GO. 5th A Walnut Phone 81C GET OUR PRICE ON SEED OF ALL KINDS ALL VARIETIES OF SEED CORN D.P.L. NO. 12 REGISTERED COTTON SEED FUNKS HYBRID SEED CORN (We Recommend Funks No. 244) SOYBEANS OF ALL KINDS NEW and USED HORSE DRAWN EQUIPMENT NEW & USED FARMALL TRACTORS AND EQUIPMENT ALL KINDS OF FARM HARDWARE Lee Wilson & Co. ARM OREL, ARK.

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