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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1941 Lunsf ord Slugs Greggs To Sleep in Opening Round Cowbov Fred Gretfgs finally showed up at the Legion Hut last'iii-lit after lie and other proiessional iiKhte i* lo light here had heen delayed by aulomo ,,K; The Sports Spotlight By LAYMOND CRUMP of the Courier N«ws Staff Future Book Favorite SCilCUUICU LV» "& 1J1 - '"•-*•- .....v. - - . trouble until after 10 o'clock. He must have been think in* of his cow-punelnnir days, because when his bout, \viin Jimmy Lunsiord started he waded into Jimmy and be^an -punching hard, ,.,,-, Since niytheville's heavyweight star hits 1^(J no o»\\ but has a pair of fists that kick like a pair of miilus. Mr. Great's found himself flattened mil on the canvas in exactly 30'seconds of the first h'-ul. and that was the iijfht. Jimmy was using his left hook* adeptly "during the abbreviated bum and showed that, he had improved his alertness in the rin^ by a strenuous week's workout with j sparring partners who absorbed many left hooks and jabs. Burton 'Wins In :Jnl The fight ended .shortly aner the fighters met in the ring's center and began blasting at each other. Jimmy staggered Greggs with * lelt hook that bloodied his nose, then cooled him with a stiff right to the jaw. WILDLIFE Don Burton kayood Dub Hardy. 1G4. Milan, Tenn., in the third round of their scheduled six- rounder in the only other professional bout of four billed on the program. It was a good fight, but the veteran Blytheville midcUc- .\veight had the best of experience and chilled Hardy with a booming left hook. More than 500 fans wailed from WHI. HI Suuamv! Did you ever wonder why phen Foster picked the river Suwanee for .his "Old Polks at Home'? I have. I thought it must have been a river dear to his memory, where he caught the lamoi;s "Old Nevercatchum." or perhaps he had spent many lonely hours on iUs silent waters. But no. if we may believe a story from the Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, it will be 8 until after 10"o'clock before ever i another pin-prick in our bag of seeing a professional fight on the few remaining soap bubbles. The night's program, billed for four pro bouts. They grew angry after 9:30 when the' out-city boys hadn't showed up. and Promoter Joe Craig Uieir monev back if promisedd the bovs hadn't arrived at 10 o'clock. "They came in around 10 and ihe two fights transpired. Youngsters Have Scraps Earlier five local amateurs—who probably rate -as professions "today because they fought, on a professional program—participated in a royal. Jesse Cooley and Henry Young came out winners and fought a three-round draw. Then two negroes, Kirby Jones. 145. and Tom Wilson. 165, fought a. fcrr-rounaer with Jones gaining a technical knockout over his larger opponent in the fourth round. Fans called them ''Little One" and "Big One" and got a kick out of the scrap. A pair of gnaiweighis, Dick Craig, aged G and weighing 54. and 'it-U Young, ayea 8. weight 56. slugged three 30-second rounds to a draw. Hugh Harbert refereed all of the bouts but the amweiylu-sized scrap, in which Don Burton did the officiating chores. Service tolls us that, according to one version of the song's story. Stephen Foster had music and lyrics from submitting the song to his publishers because he was not sat- written both but refrained night's "professional" fight card was very disappoint ing both | to fans of the cash type and to , ihi.s writer, who made his way into the arena on an Annie Oakley. The fight card was to si art at 8 o'clock. A battle royal between live white lads started the program at 3:40. Followed an intermix ion nnd two negroes boxed lour rounds. Followed an intern)Ls- Mon and a couple of antweighti, Ted Young, 8, and Dick Craig, (>, put on a helter-skelter scrap in i three 3(j-second round::. Followed nil intermission. We left then, .shortly after 9:30 The crowd was mumbling. Others had already left for home or placi.s nitre exniting. After an hour and a half — at a professional ttfcht program —we still had seen no proies- sional lighter except wlu-n he went into the dressing room and talked wiih Jimmy l.uns- i'urd. Oh yes, Don Burton ref- ereoil the Young-Craig \diis- l.mveight bout. Don's a professional. We understand he kayoed his opponent, who finally showed up, in the third. We understand that Jimmy _ Lunsford knocked out Cowboy Fred Greggs of Houston. Tex., another of the professionals who "had car trouble" and was more than two hours late, in :W seconds of •the first round. * * * There's a boxing association rule that all professional boxers us t, __ you can capitalize the ord — weigh in at 3 o'clock on e afternoon of a light, or the •hi is called off. That rule must and we think the future will be enforced by ispector Neill Reed. Otherwise 's a fiasco of waiting. And how Red Sox Still Unbeaten, But Have Trouble Ry GEOItGlC KIRK SKY United Press Stuff Correspondent NEW YORK. April 10. (UP) — Forget the collapse of the Cincinnati Reds for the moment, overlook the stumblings of the' Brooklyn j Dodgers and New York Yankees, pass lightly over the sensational los Rodnque* here hut Monuay start of the New York Giants and ^ nl - tossed Lh( - lns)l An " el look what the gold-plated Boston i around lor a victory in two ol three Red Sox have done. i Mk. iUKl won Uu; ri « hl lo llieeL . ... ; the former champ, who will be For one thing they haven t been | L ' licked and are lending the American | Sonnenberg Meets Sinkey Monday Charles Sinkey. Blytlieville's barbarous barber and prolcssional wrestler who would rallier try to knuck sin opponent's head oil with liis list than pin him with any type of wrestling hold, will tangle with 'Ole Gu.s Sonnenben.', former world's heavyweight champ, in Promote*' Mike MtToncy's weekly wrestling program Monday night a I. the Legion Hut. .Sinkey .subbed for Mexican Car-* lo:s Just Like Dad Dispose, Alfred Robertson up. isfied with the rhythm of the words. He had selected the Peedee River 'for his "folks" to be •"way down upon." but "Peedee" didn't sound just right to the composer. Showing the lyrics to a friend the same version of the story continues. Foster explained that 'Pce- dee" didn't quite meet the need Help! Help! Local items are needed for this column. If you go fishing and come back with an unusual tale i preferably the truth) concerning your experiences, or if you hear of someone getting an extra-special catch, phone the Courier. Call 30G, ask for Laymond Crump. '" of the' lyrics. "Why not Suwancc the "friend supposedly suggeste "There is a river with that name Repeating the name to hin self several times slowly, Fost replied. "That's it!" So within a matter of scconc "Suwanee" was substituted for "Peedee" and was forever immortalized in song. The source of the Suwanee River is in the west end of the King Ranch's son of Discovery, Dispose, is undisputed favorite »" I'tilurc books for Kentucky Derby. Jockey is Alfred Itolu-rlsmi. League with three triumnns in three starts. But no team could come closer to losing three in a row and win them all in last ditch stands. On opening day Washing- . ton had them beaten, fJ-4, koing i a! into the ninth. The Re<! Sox scored ' 1C three runs and won, 7-6. The next day the Senators went into the ninth leading. 7-4, but Boston tied it with another 3-run rally and went on to win in the twelfth, H-7. Yesterday the Athletics lending. 2-0, going into the seventh and 2-1 going into the ninth but the Red Sox triumphed. :^-'2. And in Boston's gallant back-to- the-wall victories the shining figure has been Bobby Doerr. game's greatest second baseman without a doubt since .Joe Gordon moved to first base. In three names Doerr his .second appearance in a Blytheville ring.' In the opening match on the card, billed to start at 8:15 o'clock, Eddie M alone, Irish ;.tar, will oppose Yaqui Joe. the lull-blood p Indian from .Sonora, Me\- Sonneiiberg, who was an All- American football star at Dari- muith college in 1926 and won the heavyweight title irom Siran^ler Li-wis in I9li9 brought tlu: flying lai.-kle into professumal vm,->ilm<; land was responsible for many ool- wm - ! lej.ians "iitering flu- game. Sinkey Isn't Scared Ncaring 40, the ex-champ i:; touring midwest and southern mat ui- euits before re aiming to eastern rings. He still can handle the flying tackle, fans will attest. He showed ade-pl-ness at his favorite mat method of mayhem two Texas Expects Teams To Set Relay Marks At Two Meets •/ Ky RICHARD I\I. MOKEIIEAD United Tress Staff Correspondent McDaniel, Terry, Jackson a n d Rogers—had a Texas Relays time AUSTIN, Tex., April 19. (UP)— of 3:15.4. better than the winning Kansas and Drake Relays crowds time at either the Texas, Kansas. i the world can a fighter be in lape to fight when he drives a ong distance just before -the fight billed to start, has car trouble nd finally pulls in here, tired out. Ve've been around athletes long nough to know that they we in 10 physical condition to perform t top speed under such condi- ions. *• * * Certainly the night's delay was iot intentional on the part of Joe Craig. But the delay \vas not pleas- ng to anyone and shouldn't be repeated. Add freaks of baseball: In the season's opener between the White Sox and Cleveland Tuesday, Bob Feller struck the opposing hurler, Bill Dietrich, with a fast ball, early in the game ... in the fifth, Feller was batting and Mr. Dietrich returned the "bean ball." AH accidental, we're sure. . . The ball clubs destined to finish at the bottom had a field week in beating the Yankees, Tigers, Dodgers and Reds this week . . . All except the Cardinals will be at their •espective places, however, before nay more weeks. . . The Cards will battle for that pennat all season, or we miss our guess. this month will see the University of Texas foursome that broke the world sprint medley record. Coach Clyde Littlefiekl sent his squad to the Kansas carnival today ' and they will go to Drake next weekend. Texas' squad is one of the best in its history of good teams, and ! Longhorn followers are expecting other honors for it before the season closes. For instance, the world- record sprint medley team made its best time of 3:24 at the Texas Relays on April 5 without one of its regular members. Billy Seay rail one 220 - yard stint in place of Lonnie Hill, a specialist for the distance who had developed a leg cramp in an earlier race. If Hill returns to hir. best j Drake, or Penn Relays in 1940. Dub Walters of Baylor went 6 feet 7 7-8 inches in the high jump to tie the Oklahoma Aggies Don Boydston. This height is less than '2 inches under the world record. Pete Owens of Howard Payne was clocked in 14 seconds in the 120-yard hurdles race and a short time later at 13.9 in an exhibition. , ago using the tackle to win a has hit four home runs, driven m j nuUc ], :IJK | w [ ie n he starts acioss nine runs and handled Ifi chances j the rint , lle u -. ive i_ s i^e a comet without a bobble. Doerr personally won yesterday's game with his two homers—one in the seventh with none on and another in the ninth with Manager Joe Cronin on base. Tigers Outstay Indians 01' Mose Grove pitched seven, innings for the Red Sox and allowed only two hits, but one of them was a homer by Sam Chapman \vith a mate on. thus he left the game trailing. 2-0. Herb Hash pitched the last two innings and held the A's hitless. Home runs enabled the champion Tigers to score their first victory, a 4-2 win over the Indians before 42.165 at Detroit. Charlie Gehringer's homer broke a l-l tie in the sixth and Birdie Tebbetts 1 ponent who has no fear, dinkey apparently doesn't care who he wrestles, he treats them all alike. Roturh and husky, the 200-odd pound local barber-barbarian will be tough even for a champ. And Sinkey doesn't, seem to mind a flying tackle. He's just- rugged enough that a butt into his stomach apparently does him no harm. "Yaqui .!oe is Popular Mr. Sonnenbcrg may have different ideas about that, however, and fas will just have to see for themselves Monday night what happens. Yaqui Joe who usually steals any wrestling show with his unbelievable ability to apply flying toeholds and' to stretch his rubber round-trinper with a mate on clinched it. Tommy Bridges allowed I le ,, s at any time to enable him to only six hits until the ninth and j es cape from a punishing hold, will then had to have relief from Al April 19. (UP)— rr, i n i.,-, a «t- i tsaseuau s biggest farm club—the form, the Tcxans may be expect- states Army-plugged gaps ed to improve on their own woila . n , P M nnri infill ta- NEW YORK, Baseball's Ecnton. In the other American League mark in both the outfield and infield today by putting the Selective Service league's give Malone his money's worth in the opener. . - An advance sale of tickets is fames Washington hammered out• ne i ( | ;1 ( the Greyhound bus station 17 hits and beat the Yankees. 7-4. j untn G p m Monday, when tickets for its first victory and the White j are movec i to the Legion Hut. Sox plugged along to a 0-3 tri-' umph over the Browns behind Ted Lyons' 9-hit twirling. It was Lyons' 233rd triumph. Cubs P.roak Cards' Streak Jimmy Dykes, Jr., son of manager of Chicago While Sox, is dead spit of famous father , . . Vilbnova College's third baseman, base-sitter, wisecracker, cigar smoker. Sophomore 111 Half MilL , Others on the team are Morns ^ performers - Hank Barefield. who runs the quarto - Grepnb and Cecil Trnvis . mile; Fred Lee Ramsdell, 220-yaid j ; nntfiiMrlov star; and Mac Umstattcl. the soph- Greenberg. star outfielder of the star; and Mac umstatici. me M>pu- Dctroil Ti and TraviS( capablc omore hnlf miler to whom most. WashingLon senator shortstop, were By United Press Paul Richards, Atlanta's catcher-manager is in there fighting to keep the Crackers on top in the Southern association race. The lanky backstop smacked out a home run vrith the bases full at Kr.oxvVile yesterday to contribute to the Crackers 12 to T victory over the Smokies. Chattanooga defeated Nashville. 11 to 3; New Orleans took Little Rock, 7 to 5. and Birmingham clowned Memphis. 8 to 3 in other games yesterday. Atlanta plays the second of a four game series at Knoxville today. Birmingham plays Memphis at. Memphis; other games scheduled are Chattanooga at Nashville an:'. Orleans at Little Rock. glory is due because he runs of the distance in the race. Hill's recovery would give Texas outstanding relay teams at two other distances — 440 and MO- Baseball Standings NATIOKAIi LEAGUE St. l...u AMERICAN LEAGUE \V ! St. Louis 1 IVlrmt -- I RESULTS YESTERDAY NATIONAL LEAGUE I'itt?.l>tir>:h. 4: ('inriiiunt'. '• NV\v- York. 7: Phibil.-lpliw. -' ' liroo^lyn. n : !'•">••»". r '- Oiiraijo. fi : ^ ; l.ouis, I. AMERICAN LEAGUE Dclroit. t: Ci-v-jUvii.i. '2. St. I. Y.irk, 4. GAMES TODAY NATIONAL LEAGUE CUii-nu'n at Si. Louis. BrnoVlyn nl H«^i«n. t\V" u< .. :md i>. in. r»>il:i<lcli>hia a! NVw York. Citifinnsli nt 1'iltslmrsh. A5IERICAN LEAGUE St. T.nnis at Oiicago. riov«-lan<1 rtt D.-troit. N^\v York at \Vft<ihin^tmi. Boston a! • Philartolpbia. swamps of the Okefcnokee Refuge, which itself is in southeastern Georgia, n few miles from the Georgia-Florida state line. The famous stream meanders into Florida and twists and turns in great loops until finally it flows into the Gulf of Mexico nt a point some 20 miles north of Cedar Keys. Florida. Wild Tct This last fall when Jack Minci was banding some Canada geese he. as is his custom, printed verse of Scripture on one side of each band. On one band he printed the following verse: "He careth for you."—I Pet. (Peter). i\ man in the far South shot the goose uiKl wrote Jack Minor say- Ing. "I am sorry that I shot your first pet." •'Oh Elver!" A young eel returns to freshwater from the ocean spawning grounds when about three inches long. It is called a nelver. Chinese Go UjjlU On Fish Along with needles and pins, cigarettes and chewing gum, sardines are sold one at a time in China. This is because few persons can afford to buy a whole can of sea food. Ui v :ir in Mind The wisdom of Rule 5 of the Ten Commandments of Safety for i 1 hunters <be sure of your target * 1 before you pull the t rigger t is " i amply illustrated by the follow',', i ing report from C. L. Garland of ',, ] Robbinsville in Graham County. •» ! N. C.: "Johnnie Pressloys fice dog I treed something recently near the I house. Although it was after dark i Johnnie grabbed his gun. ran out of the house and into the woods. j Johnnie thought the animal was | a bear and shot it immediately He got an Indian to help him skii the bear. The Indian look a flashlight, went, up to where the ani ma! lay and remarked: 'Heap bi horse!' Pressley had mistaken his own horse for a bear!" 777 MARKET Fresh Meats and Vegetables Fancy Groceries Olny three National league clubs have won 100 games or more in a single season during the past quarter-century . . . including the Cards of '31, the Cubs of '35 and the Reds of '40 ... and it looks as if the '41 winner won't win 100 . - - placed in Class l-A yesterday by their respective draft boards and instructed to be ready for immediate call. They join several other bU The Giants reeled off their fourth straight by - defeating the Phillies. 7-2. and took undisputed possession of first place. Mel Ott's homer with the bases loaded after the Phils missed a double play which would have retired the side wrecked Vito Tamulis. Bob Bow Cunningham Moves NEW YORK. April 19. Bill Cunningham, known (UP1 — as the country's highest, paid sports writer, has signed a contract with the United Feature Syndicate for national syndication of his column, which will deal with general topics as well as sports. The Boston Herald, which rc- BLUE RIBBON Tractors & Equipment ALL GUARANTEED DELTA Implements, Inc. Wll Cr.t_U v LIU i iiiin«iii3. -•-'"•j ~~ •• —..- i. n man. former Cardinal making his; csntly emploved Cunningham at a i J. I IV > J VJ Ll 1 "H_*l_lil.l \S Ut tl. & '-"& yards. Texas won these races at, , U( ; nlayers fricln g conscription, the Texas relays over strong op- pifcchtM . Hugh M ulcahy of the position, and in the 440-yard re- . Phna(lclph i a Phillies, inducted' only lay seemed well on the way to ^ R few wecks agQ is lhe only ma j 0r challenge the world mark of 40.5 t lcaglle p ] uyer actually in the army, seconds on the anchor lap and 1 But Ollt ' ficlc i er Joc Marty of the limped the final 50 yards to the samc club is in line for i IU ] l;c i_.i O u, tape. Nevertheless. Texas' time first'start for the Giants, hung up i salary of S20.000 a year, was a his tenth straight victory ovcr^arty to the contract for synthca- Philadelphia in three years. ition. . The Cardinals' streak hit a snag j The agreement was signed bv me L/aillulHL^ SLII:«IIY mi' n j""r< j A»n. .^.N.- when the Cubs came from behind j Cunningham. Robert B. Choate ot to hand St. Louis its first loss, the Boston Herald, and George A. 6-4. Forty-one year old Charlie | Carlin of the United Feature S\n- Root went the route to score his | clicate. ^ 194th major league victory. Bill 1 Nicholson's homer with a- mate on Buddy Lewis, also of the Senators, Kerens a little notice one of our learned linotype operators has placed at his machine, and which has us gasping m awe (,ah!) at him and saying "shhh!" as we pass by. H says: DO NOT DISTURB "Abrupt manifestation of your presence may profoundly affect the sagacious cogitations of transcendent genius." That's a condition under which we have to try to work . . . imagine looking ni all those S9.99 words .several times a day. ... P. S. He is not being disturbed these days! He's even suffering from impertur- bation! us 42 seconds. 1 has |, cen placed in Class 1-A and Carl ton Terry. Sea y- R a imciel1 Bennv McCov of tlu- Philadelphia and Hill are members of the 440- yard relay team. Seay, Ramsdell. Barefield 'and J. W. Smith ran the 880 in 1:27.3. two and one-half seconds over the world record. Terry and Ramsdell give Texas two of the best 100-yard sprinters in the business today. Terry won the relays here in 9.5 seconds, just of I Benny McCoy of tlu- Philadelphia Athletics has been informed he might, be called in May. ] Greenbery. at first downcast over the impending transition from baseball player to buck private—with an estimated $40.000 salary slice brightened and said: "I'm reaclv to go whenever they Pros Plan Meet NEW YORK. April 19. «UP> — A professional tennis tournament, with eight, of the country's top netmon participating in a three- day rcund-robin program, will be held June 6-8 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, it was announced today. Fred Perry. Don Budge und Bill rilden, reportedly have accepted nvUations to play. one-tenth of a second over the world record, and Ramsdell was only half a step behind. Discus Star Improves Big. Jack Hughes is another in whom Littlefield has great confidence. He won the discus throw at ; Die Texas. Kansas and Drake Kei luys in 1940. and this year is tin-owing the platter almost 10 feet farther. His 165 feet 9'.i inches set a new Texas Relays record. The state has at least four other competitors worthy of national attention this year. North Texas Teachers one-mile relay team — call me. I don't intend to ask for any deferment whatsoever. I'll just take it in stride." The British gallon is 20 per cent, greater in volume than the United States gallon. Lei I 7 s Repair Your \Vm-k Kxperl Kudy and HcfiiiisliiMjj— ' All Work Guaranteed .lack's Kocly & Paint Shop Hv. Southern's Place RI. Stecle, Mo., Vn. SUT1IKKI.ANI) AHVAVNCES NEW YORK. April ID. (UP) — Dr. John B. iJoek> Sutherland, coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers National League professional team, has been made a vice president of the club. Owner Dan Toppin announced today. base was the Cubs' big punch. The Dodgers came out of their' nose-dive by pounding 14 hits and beating the Bees. 11-6. Six Boston errors helped the Brooklyn cause. Young Pete Reiser hit a homer with two on for the Dodgers. Cincinnati continued in reverse, droppins its fourth straight for its longest losing streak in four years, lomers by Maurice Van Robays nd Vince DiMnggio (v.'ilh two on) uined Bucky Walters in the sev- nth and Pittsburgh went on to, vin. 4-1. The Reds' only run was Dick West's homer. MILWAUKEE. - Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Zellmer. Marquotte university fans - namcd thfiir new S0 " after* Tom Sticlham. the schools ' football couch. WIRING No Job Too Small or Too Large! FREE ESTIMATE "No Argument—Our Service Is the Best' WALPOLE'S ELECTRIC SHOP W5rm£-I-ixtures-AppHances 111) So. 2nd IMionc -U'l CHAMPION m&* UMPIRES TN WII1TK WICHITA.—Umpires in the national semi-pro baseball tournament this summer will wear white, uniforms. GUS SONNENBERG vs. CHAS. SINKEY EDDIE MALONE vs. YAQUI JOE • <K) iMinuto Time Limit 2 out of 3 ^>lls AMERICAN LEGION HUT-8:15 P. M. Wert Optometrist "HE MAKES 'EM SEE" Over Joe Isaacs' Store Phone 540 FREE DELIVERY Earl Snider 523 \V. 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