The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1930 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE. (ARJUCOURlER-NKWa These Jayhawks Mean Business New York Body Gets Out oi Ba$s Tangle By Doing Away With Crowns.. NEW.- YORK—The New York >Ute athletic commission • voted yeiiertay to abolish all Junior box- •Inr championships. The dec/sion took ,titles from Mushy Csllahan, leader, ol the Junior welterweight class. TbU action w« the direct result cf the recent unsatisfactory championship match between Tod Mor- fan and Benny Bass,, which re- Eulted In a second round victory for Bass by the knockout route. Repots that gamblers were oler- Ing « to 1 odds on Bass at the ringside and even named the round In which he would win resulted In an investigation. . The New York board created the two "synthetic titles" In 1929. Tiic late,Tex Rickard requested the establishment of the Junior light- weight'division to provide a title for 'Johnny Dundee, popular Italian scrapper, who was an oft- weight. . Winter of On Mteontent It was Will Bhaiespeare who wrote .something about this being the winter of his discontent. This seems to prove that Will, at one time or other, must have conducted a column on boxing. We have never seen a column of Will's fistic writings. Probably they were lost.In th« morgue. Tilings have a way ot disappearing like that. But probably Mr. Shakespeare, under the heading of "Bill's Jnbs and Jibes," wrote Just that lead for a column of comment on the cauliflower talent ot tils period. .. It was probably at a time when old London was having a tournn- rhent for a Tunney-Muldoon trophy emblematic of the heavyweight championship of the world. There had been a parade of Shar- keys, Rtskos, Orifflths. and otliers floundering, scowling, weeping, poking and talking—in fact doing ev- erythlngj|ut what was wanted-de- liyertng T. knockout clout to the snout. Will'sat at the ringside through It all, saw them spit and snort and scowl and foul and shuffle and grab-tnd then sat down and wrote his lead, "now is the winter of our discontent. 1 ' Surely It must bare been that way. Will Become* Diafiuied Probably some other Johnny Rls- kp. and some other Tufty Qrifflthi had Jurt ,put on a bout that was supposed , to'produce a'contender fflr the cup and the championship. They' had pounded on another's chta and ribs during ten ruonds. tod at the .end of' Ihe thing jmil couldn't'for tlie lire of h(m decide which.lad .won. Neither was superior. Will was somewhat dlgsusted when he went to write a piece about . VDO won't wonder why these boys appear M determined when you learn that Kansas, their iWia rp»itr, won only three of It ramrs pUyrd l».t year. The Jayhiwks hope to btrln rixht b» California In a trio .of tUMln, bptnlni January 2. -.- LAWRENCE. Kas. m— "Phog" Allen's Kansas basketball outfit hopes to use California on a means of breaking n losing spell unprecedented In Hie history of Jayhnwk athletics. Victor in only thrw of 18 games played last season, the Kansas quintet Mcps Into a three-game sc- ries with the Golden Bears, nliiB January '2, determined to wallop Hie Jinx and nlso get set for a successful nig Six season. It was Cnlltornln that ruined the start of Die 1829 season for the Jnyhawks. In & three-game program, staged on the west coast. "Nibs" Price's five took two 'out of three from the mid-westerners. The latter squad never : was. quite right after that and finished Its copfer- ence season tied with Kansas State for. last place.-. ... Coach Allen has four veterans back. They are Tom Bishop and Russell Thomson, forwards; Forrest Cox. guard, and Floyd Ramsey, center and forward. It. lor-the papers. .You .'couldn't blame him. He had sat and watched so many. From Sweden had come otto von Porat to meet London's pride, Philip tSuffering) Scott. There had been a round of pulling and hauling after which the Von smote Philip upon the hip and Philip put on the dying gladiator act. The TerrUle Shaikey Man ,Tne Jack Sharkey of that period probably wore a terrible look on his face, too. And fought terribly at times, as well. There were tunes when Will would wax enthusiastic about him in his "Jabs and Jibes" and other. Unm when he felt like fighting the varlet himself. They had to flght .for Will all the' time. He got Into all the fights free, but he wanted at least hb money's worth. Sharkey could flght sometimes; why didn't he flght all the time? Will couldn't understand how a fighter could be a dog one night and a dragon.the next. So he wrote a paragraph Into his story of'diaoontent in which he said that Bhirtey never could satisfy him a» a -heaTywetght' champion. Wffl wanted that trip to Miami, probabiy, and saw no chance of getting it if the chosen gladiators .were of the palooka variety then holding the spotight. One thing, though, there probably were no Campoloe of Carnreas hovering hi the backgruond when Will wu doing his writing. If there had been,.Will never would have written that line about "My Klng- lom for a horse!" "He Makes 'Em Git Up and Git" Says Trainer of Leading Rider By RALPH W1IEATLF.Y (Associated l*r«9 Correspondent) NEW ORLEANS (/tt — Merlin Knight, 18-yenr-old mite of a youngster, rode Into fame as 192!) champion jockey of America out of the hardest school known to horsemen—the western rodeo. Unknown a year ago, this lad fell under Ihe keen eytt of Ed Me- Cune, horse owner and trainer, who took him out of the ranks of exercise boys and mounted him on some of his best colts. The-boy quickly showed a skill for,.handling high strung horse fleshiaiid a genius for nosing out A pounding field at the wire. On December 30 he had placed 403 horses In the money. Out of the total, 142 were winners, 138 second and 133 third, No other rider came near his record. To meet this boy in oft* hours you would never suspect his being ttie premier rider of the American turf. He is modest to a. fault and "runs away from newspapermen. "I was born In Goodlng, Idaho, IB years ago." he said. "I was Just about born with horses and at 14 I began riding my father's string In rodeos and on western fair circuits. "A friend of mine got on the main circuits and brought me In as exercise boy. Mr. McCune picked me up and gave me. my chance. "What's the best horse I ever rode? Well. I dunno, but Flag- bearer never lost a race under me." "How do you account for your success with horses?" he was asked; "Just a knock. I suppose. I ride- them all alike. That's a lot of bunk about some boys getting speed mil of horses by talking in their 'ears and lilting them In with their hands. I am a whip boy myself. I believe in shaking them up with the whip. Not bentlng them, you understand, just shaking them up." .., And that was all this grey eyed, ^- —~ steely,haired boy would say. But gan's / first football game In the Big Ten In which neither .side scored was its final contest against Iowa this year. This was the third scoreless tie played In Ann Arbor hi 01 years of football. , The first. In 1897, was against Ohio - Wesleyan with Fielding H. Yost, as coach, -playing with the Bishops. , The second was in "1900 against Ohio State, not then a conference member. • ' ' < Poie Bowl Clastic : To Be Played Today tOS ANGELES—Pittsburgh, undefeated champion of the east, and Southern • California, one of;ithe strongest of coast elevens, will clash in (he-.feature football game of .the day: at Rose Bowl, Pasadena. Both teams finished their preparatory work.with light workouts yesterday and coaches of the. two squads pronounced their pliyors in perfect .condition. ... End Averages 46 Yards On Ban Loggings Jaunts DAVIDSON, N. 6. (*)—Football bookkeepers .at Davidson college ave thh to'offer.on Ttiad Brock •aptaln arid end: •: . He averaged 4G 1-3 yards * trip n hLs ball toting, reeling off 139 ards In three Journeys. He made.a 71-yard punt and a 02-yard . run In the same game against Duke. He kicked ten out of 14 tries for Mints after touchdowns, enabling Davidson. to win two extra polnl ccislons, 1 to 6 and 13 to 12. HOME THEATRE Wednesday and Thursday Love vs. Social Position- ait^yinairea i»y would say. But MFRI VM KMii-uj-n a friendly stableman contributed „ l~it.KL.YN KNIGHT the opinion that Knight no or^v ?5™ *™ n '° llr "™ s >" Knight not only was the best Jockey on the tracks, but was "the best kid alive." "You know that kid hasn't got ft bnd habit unless you call smoking one," he satd earnestly. "All he thinks about Is horses. He knows how to sit 'cm, hand ride 'em and' make 'em git up and git. "Nerve! That boy has It." waxed this stable philosopher. "He has been thiwn and trampled and got back up and made 'cm win races. days in St. Louts. "Look at him thcrel" He pointed as M. Knight took n'leg up on the factious Pocus for an early morning cnnwr on the Jefferson Park oval. "Tlml's a boy." Few Scoreless Ties For Michigan Squa< ANN ARBOR. Mich. VT)—Mlchi NEW COAL PRICES Genuine EMPIRE and SIPSEY Coal $1O Per Ton. Cash dn Delivery High. Grade Kentucky Lump Egg Coal Per T° n Cash On Delivery We also sell Genuine Montevallo and Marvel Cahaba Red Ash Coals BROWNE & BILLINGS, Inc. Phone 76 New Blytheville Feed & Coal Co, Phone 1% IDMDIVIE with Thelma Todd, Walter Pidgeon and Holmes Herbe Reckless With Her Life! Daring With 'Her Love! Comedy and Review Admission, Matinee and 10-25c DID YOU KNOW THAT- Th< new captain of the Texas Aggies Is named Ciraceton Floyd. . . And the boys call him "Bull." . . . Al Simmons' Christmas cards greeted you with tht»-"A White Elephant wishes you a bear of a ChrJjst- mts." . . . NaylorBtone, Memphis sports writer, suggests a tout- between Art Shires and Dick 'Burrus ol Atlanta. . .. Burrus fought Manager Doc Prothro, of Memphis at Atlanta lut .summer and scored a knockout. . . stone suggests he could: ask for no greater pleasure than seeing both Shires and Burrus knocked cold. . . Earl Dunlap, the Georgia Tech backfleld boy. will- become a missionary. attl* At Atlanta Attract Dixie Interest ATLANTA—With the supremacy their sections at stake, the big ue squad from the-northern re- on of the Southern Conference id .the fast Cardinal team from e south, clash here today In the irlnc charity gridiron classic, More than 15.000 persons arc ex- •cted to jam their way Into •ant Held Stadium for the bale royal between such famous Dlx- performers as Gene McEver. hlpwreck Kelly, Bobby DodJ. lumpy Thomason and Warner Mi II. lama Captain Saw First Game in 1923 TU8CALOOSA, Ala. W)—Charles "Foots" Clements, Alabama foo! all • taptalh-elect, never saw a Idiron mele« until he entered the :ademy of Arkansas Tech six >ars ago, He'lived 16 miles from a railroad nd all .he- knew about the sport as what he read in Hie news- peri. • Towering 0 feet B Indies, the g linesman has the largest feet Southern conference football. He ears number H gunboats ,which ave to be made to order. entucky Grid Captab To Lead His Fifth Team LEXINGTON. Ky. W-The Ken- cky football eleven next fall will led by a linesman who has cap- ined every athletic team with lich'he played through high hool and college. L. O. "Floppy" Porquer. 212- >ound guard, will succeed little Will 4 Covlngton, 145-pound halfback ho led the Wildcats to .their best ecord in 15 years, climaxing the ason with a 6-to-8 tie with Tenessee. Porquer captained foothill,; base- all, basketball and track tetas at ewcastle, Ky., high-school In hii nlor year. BRUSHING UP SPORTS By Laufer WARREN—New . construction In rcgrers :by the Southwestern Bell elephone company will give.War- n direct lines to Pine-Bluff and ittie Rock.-. • .... •• !'. . Sank Holdups Curbed By TexasJDeath Award DALLAS (*)—Bank robberies In Texas have shown such a marked decrease since the Texas Bankers' association offered a $5,000 reward or every "dead bank bandit" that the reward offer will be held open. Texas had 39 daylight bang robberies in one year and 24 in the ght week* before the reward was nnounced In November, 18J7. Ince then' there have been only Ine daylight holdups, in which ve roboers were killed and re- ards paid to their slayres. Insurance companies were threat- nliiB to increase premiums or Ithdraw Insurance when the re- ard was announced. In the --. obberies immediately 'before the reward was offered; not a shot was red, nM a robber captured, and ot a cent of money recovered. There are more than 1,600 banks i Texas. of -agriculture that the cattle tick quarantine will be lifted soon after January 1, and that dipping thereafter be limited to herds in which infestation lias been discovered since July 1; • . , • Wednesday and Thursday Alt talking. See and'Hear!- Heels" .—-with'— ' ; •''' Villiam.-P,owell, Helen Kane, ;Fay Ware and . Richard (Skeet) Gallagher Laughs! Thrills! Romance! All Talking Comedy Birthmarks," \vith Stanley Laurel and Olive Hardy • And Fox .News Reel Admission, Matinee 10-30c Admission, Night 15-40c NOW RUNNING IN MEMPHIS AND ST. LOUIS Coming Next Week RITZ THEATER Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday PAYHnTEVILLE— Reports 'made at the annual meeting recently held by the Central Fruit Growers exchange at Springfield, Mo., shosr the following net sales totals during the grape shipping . season: NASHVlUiE— Assurance has been iven by the federal department Fayetteville, $11,006.95; Tonlitown. IJ9.657.38; Sprlngdale, 111,037.76 • Sitoum Springs, I3.113M3; Prairie Grove »2,372.9i; BentonvUle, '$3,196.05. .MARIANNA.— The Marlanna Canning company, which encountered many 'difflKuUies during Its first year, made a profit on' the 1929 season and the turn wilt be added to the 'surplus. Farm Bargain 320 acres, improved land |ocated.6 miles from Biyih'e- ville, only. l-2> -mile, from Highway 81, .With gopd road on three si.fles, well drained and. g6a& *)}}• Worth; $125 per. acre, but can; be-bought- quick-ifor 575.per acre. |5,OdO ciwh'will handle Hie deal. Write, phone; or see,'G. G.-Caudill, Blyth'eville. AriSnsis, Bqx 188,.'Phone 797. ' '. - .',' V . ' *-'*J'£'-'J\ "lotig distance red uce ^HE fourth reduction in "long distance" ' rates within three years is effective January i. Day "station'to-station" calls to points 60 to 300 miles away will cost 10'cents less in most cases, 5 cents less in the few remaining cases. Annual saving to U. S. telephone users— 5 million dollars. Walter S. Gilford, president of the Arnet- A T» i '" n T e ' c P h °ne and Telegraph Company, A i 01 i C \ recently dec]arcd 'thi* policy for the Bell J System: "... a telephone service for the Cit nation more and more free from imperfcc- __ - , tions, errors or deliyj, and always at a WOTtt C05t u ' ow as ' s cons ' stcat w '^ uQUKiil »• safety." Here you sec a policy at work) SOUTHWESTERN BEUTELEPHONE COMPANY .j

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