The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1939 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 13, 1939
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FOE OF •.".li. LEE Homecoming Distractions May Work Against Middleweight Champ MANILA (UP)—Accusing fingers of "die-hard" -light fans have spoiled the welcome Garcia, world's of Ceferlno middleweight "champion" who defends his title (la.) club of (he Three I League, ' of National Class B farm Leaguers. In view of (lie remarkable record of the mil* tnnnriger, he was believed lo be in line for another promotion. In bis lliree years us a member of Memphis Hill Terry's organization, Bobo eumc through with pennants every lime. His feats of piloting the local Giants to straight championships in 1937 mid '38, despite (ho fact (lint dls aggregations .were admittedly inferior to others within (ho Noiih- tast Arkansas League, earned him a boost to Fort Smith. History was repeated there, for lie toolf a group with limited experience and fashioned 11 Into a- smooth working, formidable outfit thai finished nliead of (he pack. The uncanny .uiumer In which he manenvcipil Ms. youngsters to get the most out TRUE TROJAN - - By Krenz against Gleiwi Lee of Nebraska O f tliem drew repealed ccmpll- in a bout scheduled for Dec. 16. mcms Ilom frlcnds nnrt CO mj>elUflr.<>, "Too much homecoming glory," nnke _ Decoration of Blondy Kyr.n they erunt-and with reason. Nine i a .,t year's Clinton skipper with 1 years ago Garcia left the Islands]the royal tinware, farther added, with little more limn a "popular". lo the'belief that feobo would be record. Although still not officially moved up Just what Big Boss Terry bns recognized as world's champion by the National Boxing Association, he is the hero of the Filipinos. From the little Galesa drivers to the lop-flight government of- iiclals, the HUle "bolo puncher" 1.5 recognized as the world's best— 'and'they have given him the greatest welcome- the Islands have seen since Pancho Villa returned here in 1925. Garcia's "extra-curricular" activities consist of nothing more than attending the numerous round of banquets and parties—but fight experts assert these have apparently killed his zest for training. On the trip across the Pacific, he rarely left his cabin—and did not start workouts here until three days after arriving. He lias been slow and sloppy in his few exhibitions so far. .Lee, however, jumped inlo 'n rigorous training grind the first .day in Manila—pounding out several miles of roadwork, an hour in the''gymnasium, niid the next duy sparring with a local bantamweight to Increase his sliced. Local experts, although admitting Garcia Is more finished nntl by a wide margin the greater "killer" of the two, have con- .eluded that if Lee lasts the first five rounds, he will have an excellent chance to cop the "title." Their chief reason — Garcia has been seen In too many of his old haunts. George Parnassus, (he Greek manager of Garcia, lias hauled out Ills well-worn "crying towel" nnd has spent most of his spare hours predicting what dire things Lee may do to the champion. The little Filipino has taken most of it In his stride, however, and promises he will bs in tip-top condition when the bell rings. Train in Cabaret Both fighters trained in quarters set up in Manila's/world-famous Santa Ana " eabardt—and crowds which formerly made the ballroom their nightly rendezvous have changed their hours to daytime. It's bad for the dancing girls, but the barroom reports a healthy business. Filipinos showed their loyalty (o Garcia when (hey presented him with (i belt inscribed "World's Middleweight Champion." Although he has been recognized by the New York and California boxing commissions,- A! Hostak is the NBA choice. After the banquet, Parnassus took his boy home and then Issued a stern warning. "No more popular banquets, parties, or, anything else until you're down to weight," he toM Garcia. planned for B."bo Is not known, of course. But we do know thai he and the other Giant officials have the highest regard for Bobo. Terry himself told me so in n conversation before ti game nt SI. Louis two years ago. Then Herman "Hank" DcBcrry, while at the head of the Giant farm system, told me more than once that "Harsh" could do more with youngsters than nny man he- ever saw. He said he was fundamentally sound in his baseball (cachings nnd his boys learned righl. And he added that there were few managers in lower class of baseball who were capable of teaching fundamentals to beginners, and as a result they were cftcn' retarded on the rond to the majors. While Terry hasn't notified Bobo where he will be tills year, he did quest him to attend the Western ssoclation meeting at Fort Smith, nnuaiy 7, and to report to the lant training cmnp in Florida arch I. He will be the cnly IniH manager below Class AA to ork In this camp, which Is com- Imenlary to his ability. The Dope Buckei Bj J. r. FKIEND RESPONSE — The suggesllon ol adopting some form of insurance for Arkansas high school athletes fcund an interested listener at Luxora. Marvin "Soak" Sanderson, athletic director, gives his view in a letter received this morning. It follows: "I have often wondered If Ihe name of your column, "The Dope Bucket" had any significant relationship with the coaches who read it, or its writer. Anyway, ns one "Dope" to another, I believe you have uncovered something of real Importance, and I'm not referring to the Pine Bluff post season game, power lo 'em, but ihe insurance for injured alhleles Every other form of big industry has the advantage of group Insurance, and f;olball is big industry Jn some places (ahem). Let's get some more information regardln" this matter. Is it necessary that the entire state adopt it before it can be used by individual schools? Shades of "Tiny" Glover, here I am giving myself a sales lalk on insurance." I'm sorry, Soak, but I have no information abcut the plan adopted by Michigan that was used ii my .column a couple of days ago However, I am writing today tc the Michigan State Department o Education to see If more "dopn can't be secured. I feel there is a great need o such a. plan, not particularly tha one, but a scmethlng that woulc offer protection at a reasonab' cost. GUESS — Indications point I Herschel Bobo hcing returned t Port Smith this seascn as man Bger of the Western Assoclatlo plants. Class C. chattel of (n New York Giants. A news dispatch yesterday an . nounced the assignment of Jos Billings,. who, served as coach i Bert ' Neihoff at Jersey City I ' "39, to the helm of the Cllnlo W/U BE NUMBER 0/V£ MN IN. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1939 Harlnm Dance Ha Us 'Fight' For Trade of Jklcrbug 'Dance Enthusiasts (IV C,R<miiK ItOSS (quarters nmP tossed KKW YORK, Dec. 13.— There's DiUebinni) gold in the Hailing feel cf jitter- ' it at hii(.;s. most Which Is why one of ihe colorful battles in mem history is raging up Harlem way, where residents were doing "There it Is," lie said. "Pick a up if yon want n that badly." Ftr a lull minute schulty.'x mental processes were almost visible. Little vignettes of Gale en- ing llio triangle back rest of (lie country still thought the cnareston was Ihe insl word. Until you've seen a Harlem jit- when ttie Iran a speeding car, riddled by machine ' Ami Today's Sport Parade Uf IfENBY McLEiUORE ATLANTA, Gtt., Dec. 13. (UP)— 's a bit chilly here In Atlnnla, nt a man doesn't dare wear a nion suit. This city is so Confederate nilnd- d nt the moment, with Gone With ic Wind having its world prc- nlcre here on Friday, Dial If any areless soldier happens lo fire 'n annon at". Fort Sumtcr we're in it gsln, boys, we're In it again. Having been born and brought p within 100 miles of here, nnd aught that there was n good bit f skullduggery connected with the lorlh accidentally winning the War Between the States, I .fount! nvy- elf completely in the spirit of Ulnnta before I hud been 'eachtree Street five minutes. The stray B's that I had un- onsclously picked up after 10 years i the North fell from my vocnbu- ry to ihe sidewalk with a clatter. But It didn't matter, "because no ne knew what they were. When I drove up to my hotel summoned the doorman with a iebel yell, and "came within an ace f lipping him with Confederate •uoney, which was my only legacy rom my maternal grandfather. I've covered many n spectacle n many a country—the Olympic James In Berlin, the Grand Prix n Parts, Wimbledon tennis in Lon- 1011, St. Stephens Day handicap in .Budapest, and n lot of others. But 'have never seen n city give itself 0 completely lo one thing as At- nnta has to the movie premiere if Margaret Mitchell's story. Gone Atn the Wind. As n sports reporter who has ieen sent to cover It, there Is 011)5 one angle I can't figure out. Whal are the odds on the thing? Who s the favorite? Rhett Butler or Jcarlett O'Hara? Or is Pork Ihe ark-horse; \vc won't know vintil A-iday night when we see the icture. But I promise you that my sports raining is so severe that when 1 ;o lo Ihe Junior League Costume Salt on Thursday night t am going .o scout Clark Gable, Vivian .«l?h, Olivia De Hnvlllnnd and Howard, and work out In my wn mind what their batting averse is going to be. Will Clark Gable ground out. •nasslsled, on his "you-alls" and lift n pop fly on his "sho-nufs"? </m Vivian Leigh be thrown tor 1 -five-yard loss when she lakes selling hen off a nest at Tara Hall? If she walks in conliilciui, gainst a setting hen we'll know REMEMBER LEFTY'S Service Station for Magnolia Mobiloil und Mobilgas "Inclusive' few weeks IJiim-e ngo. a she isn't Southern, because (hose of us who have done it know that .he setting hen, particularly those Domlneckeis, are tougher than a cage full of lions. We'll be watching Mclnnlc, too. and making- those odds on her. I want to watch her when they first pass her that hoc-cnke. Will she lake the good, crisp end, that has all the butler sunk into it, or will she cut herself a mealy piece out of the middle? Is . she n lady or ain't she? Folks, you should see my costume for the Thursday night ball. I mu going lo look exactly like a slightly fat member of Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavnlry null. This costume belonged to my Great-uncle Ben, and the fnct Umt it doesn't til me is us" nothing compared la thc.-fact' Hint I don't Imve to pay any rent for it. You'll have to pardon me now, because I've feet to go out and shoot myself a. Yankee. I'm two behind my Atlanta quota for today. "Ghost Basketball" Game Is Planned KIPLEV, O.,. Dec. 13. (UP) — Everything but the score will be visible tonight in Superintendenl of Rlplcy Schools Derail potts' "ghost basketball" game. The game, which Potts conceived and copyrighted, will be played In total darkness, but the suits of the players, referee, ball, baskets mid .sideline markings will be plainly visible. The "spiritual 11 effect made by swabbing uniforms, ball nnd mnrklng tapes with a fluorescent paint. "I'm sure the crowd will love Ihe game,".- Potts snid, "if It doesn't scareUhomi'to dealhl" • Lindy Hops as Intricate as st|i)nr- jcnscd In cpnicnt, Gale lumhlin " '" ' "" Gale being gmis — ran IlirouKh the gangster's mint!. Finally the DuU-hman motioned you haven't really seen to the contract and to an under- ultra-modem dancing at Its Dali- ling. "Pick It up," )i e . sa | ( | like wackiest. Tossing a partner out went the delegation 'i like a basketball is just one ol Gale's band but not Ills ihr "steps" the sepian nclc-pt.s iiii- respect, inliv. • ' Until very recently, the monopoly Mi tills acrobatic mid lucrti- ' live trade was held by the Savoy Ballroom, which gained nationwide lainc under (he aegis of H talented young man named Mnc Mr. Gnle Is quite a character. The son of a rich man, lip ran through n fortune trying lo dim Ihe bright lights, nnd found that his roachvork on the Primrose Patli had taken him only that much nearer bankruptcy. D:«m to nts fast few dollars, he conceived the itlea of hooking Metro talent and today his wealth Is In six or more figures, 'flic Srivoy alone used to net $100.000 annually. Cat Tonsil With Tough Guy Gnle considered himself a fixture In Harlem. He gained great, respect when It became known that he had defied the late and unlamcnicd Dutch Schultx lo his fiicc. This happened when Gale was handling a certain band desired by n night club operated by racketeers. The racketeers wanted the contract for the band anil came to get It, with Scliultz doing the talking. "Where's that contract?" snapped the overlord or metropolitan rackets, "1 haven't got it here," said Gnle quietly. "You've got 30 seconds ," Schnllz said. Dale pulled the contract out of a drawer. Then he ripped it into headed by Jay Faggen, who been everything from a press t to a night club owner an im lo lvn< le, ranging from lew-priced >"e»' s to name Hands. It's of from (lie Srivoy. They call It the fiolden Oate, and It, is one of the vastesl dance halls in the country. Naturally, the Goldon Onlc, being the new aliracthn, drew a tremendous early crowd and the untile now Is to see if It ran hold U against Ihe wiles of (he Savoy crowd. The Golden Gate gained :in early march by devising a new (lance called ihe Hep Hop, which is done only ihcre at present, and thus anyone wanting to learn It has to come to the ballrocm. !K,ii» Tlle Slw °y lirls B tvcn lts » ame ' ; t " .to " Wriiber of dances and has ="='•-.experts trying lo figure out a ] Lindy that will neutralize Hie Hep Mops (Hop. Both ballrooms are offering consortium a staggering series of Inducements Pasteurized milk is digested more 90 PROOF MELLOW AS MOONLIGHT Cascade quality is founded on grain quality—a whiskey of distinction made by the exclusive Dickel formula from the life and vigor of the finest grain. 'o man could ask for more! Cluircn Opens Nursery PITTSBURG, Kns. (UP) — The Rev. A. B. Miller has opened nursery at the First Presbyterian church for mothers who said Ihey could nol come to church because their children would not be quiet The preamble of the Constitution of the United States contains the words, "more period," a NEW Change In Luxora Cage Pairings Listed LUXORA, Ark., Dec. 13. — A change In the opening round of grammatical error. the niiininl Invitation basketball . tournament tp be held at the Luxora high school gymnasium, Friday nnd Saturday, Dec. 15 and 1C, was announced tcday by Director Marvin "Soak" Sanderson, Panther conch. Because of a senior play at Osceola Friday night, Wilson replaced Osceola as opponent of Keiser in the boys' bracket, Friday night. Osceola automatically draws a bye and faces Shnwnoe Saturday morning, In Friday night's schedule Dell' Faced. Luxora In belli girls end, boys divisions, nnd Keiser boys] meet Wilson boys. 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