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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 25, 1941
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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1941 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS League Again Menaced As Yankees Set Pace BY GEORGE KIRKSEY United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, April 25. (UP)—There's .lamiiwr about the American you'll look closely, you'll (ind something very league standings today. U y tAVMOND CHUMP of the Courier News Staff Ateu; Fight Promoter? Louis May Retire Kangaroo Golf Now Notes about sports and the first softball team on t o, ^in° Som^T n ml ^ < larned ° ld Yankees'back held ^^1^ ho, W tv j f °/, he vvlse }) °y s sa >' th ey'» never he the high schoo hCa ° .. . ( m l Cre to Oct - I- Packard say, a gi be However, that seems to'be workout will <9 o'clock) at, Coach Marshall game Ls .scheduled , , , —y niyht, so Blythe* s only softball ' team will have shaped 1 " W0rkiu = fllst to 8 el i" Tne American Legion probably will sponsor only a new promoter i |or future boxing cards at die ; Legion Hut ... Marshall Blackard may be the new promoter, and the idea didn't, reach us from Galento Spars Suds; "Bring On Da Bums" By PAUL SG'IIEFFELS UUnited Press Staff Correspondent Jllc finished Tony for keeps, it was Joe NEW YORK, April 25 (UP)- ^•obs, the man who gained him you the biggest und best show in boxing. For that small sum you can watch and listen to the almost incessant cluster of Tony Onlcnto at Its loudest and with a mahogany bar Tor beach ball of boxing who can still cHmberTin Quite n few managers had fried o lake the pudgy New Jersey bat, lt somethlug of him until the dynamic, tamed him degree thnt Galento When the Yanks knocked off the F • Red Sox yesterday. 6-3. and climb-° u ' ** "« a glass of "suds" and a few pretzels, you get a pudgy fore- iceman - * he Dodgers coasted '. Dolf CamiHi and hit homers. on with the Pirates this singled in a pinch-hitter's role in the eleventh, driving in the winning run as the Pirates trimmed the Bruins. 2-1. Larry French had a shutout until the ninth when Elliott and Vince DiMaggio doubled. Chicago's lone run gave the Cubs tally in the [asL a record of one 27 innings. Baseball Standings NATIONAL LEAGUE N>w Yurk ' ^ Brooklyn ------ ^ ~~ ~~ ed into first place it time since September. 1939, that the Bronx Bombers had led the American League. Not once last season did they gain the lead. Sox Trim Indians, 2-1 The Yankee drive to the top was accomplished by winning five of their last six games. Five out of sis starters went the route and wen—Ernie Bonham, Red Ruffing, Atley Donald, Lefty Gomez and Marius Russo. Russo won his second game by holding the hard- hitting Red Sox. club batting leaders of the American League to seven bingles. Charlie Kellers home run with two mates on base put the Yanks on top in the third and they were never headed. Kellers homer gaveL- , - the Yanks 14 homers in 11 games— li'S"" 1 ' 5 three more than their nearest rival. K"St"n __!___" ^ The Red Sox defeat was their |J '"- sl "»>'ii "'.~IL2~~~ ; 5 fourth in a row and dropped them i J ' hiia(lol " ili!1 1" 2 into a third place tie wiS ?he In- AMBEICAK LSAGTJE dians, who were licked by the' t NW York - 7 White Sox, 2-1. Chicago moved up! u llicHfro "-""'". -t into second place by virtue of its triumph. Lefty Lee gave a 6-hit, 5-strikeout performance which shaded a brilliant job by lefty Al Smith. Smith granted only one hit until the seventh but in that round a triple by Dario Lcdigiani, rescued from the minors by Svengali Dykes, drove in two runs. The Detroit Tigers, hitting a bare .201, squeezed through to. a 4-2 victory over the Browns on five hits^Frankie Croucher's triple with two on and two out in the sixth did the damage. Tommy Bridges went the route to win his second game. Dodgers Win A grain The Cincinnati Reds kept up their drive for the National League I lead by running off their fifth | straight win after their miserable start. Trailing 2-0 going into the seventh, the Reds tied the count' and beat the Cardinals, 3-2. in the i ninth. Lonnie Freys double off Morton Cooper drove in the de- ! ciding run. Paul Derringer had to' retire after the fifth with a strain- i Isn't it about broke up Little team? The track >»cun.<_-i nib nomers ' sh'iiirhr vioi-r.,.* , com,, _e, cub who ht s.nv»,^a^ *?"?,? L5, 0raer <"?...«« victory side of track competition wnich they "~" Detroit L Tet. .100 ..•175 .57.1 .4-1-1 .400 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn. 0: lMii!a<l«lplii», I. Ciimmmti. :j: Si. Loui*. U. Xvw York :it Boston, ru'in • AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit, -1; Si. Louis. '2. N T cK"' York. (5: Boston. :{. U;i.shiTii:tim jit. I'hihulelpliiu. r;iin. . - • " *>»«.^<2i LiiwV have and will have unless Blytheville can actually accomplish what certain state circles thing will do at the state meet' next week and it will be a huge task indeed « Blytheviile is to win * * * Joe Louis will retire trom competition after his next Bights this year if he goes through the schedule undefeated . that's a well-founded rumor and includes the rollowing "angles:" (1) Louis will quit the ring and join the army u he wins the four bouts • four <2> He will seek to regain his championship if h e loses ihe title The champion, with four successful title defenses already made GAMES TODAY NATIONAL LEAGUE Uoston al Brooklyn^ New York at l'hilaildj>hi;i. Ciiiriniiiiti at Si. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE Clfv».|;iml ;ii Chicaico. St. Louis a! Detroit. Vv ash in;.'! on ;K New Vork. JUNIOR DAVIS CUP NEW YORK — Despite the disappearance of international com- this year with the next four fights ... he already signified that when his draft number come up he will not seek exemption, and those in the know say hell jump the gun and " 'jin up" il he isn't beaten come autumn Louis is one of four heavyweight champions since 188? to hold the title for more than two years . . . John L. Sullivan was champ from 1882-1892; James J Jeffries won from 1899-1905; Jack Dempsey had the titie from 19191926 and Louis has been the kin^- pm since June 22, 1937. can't Billy conn, weight 175, knock out the bottom of a paper bag and although he's admittedly a fellow with fine footwork and boxing ability, Louis should be able to handle the top challender ior the heavy crown in June whenever and if ever the occurs ... so it .looks as if it's the army for the Brown Bomber! a constant stream of tales about n pugilistic paragon named Galento, heavily flavored with: "Just give me one more chanst at dose bums. Fer charity, for love or fer nuttln. I could beat 'em nil, da.t bum Louis included." Throw-Back to GUI Days And as the gruff tones drone unceasingly, a conviction is borne that this was a prize-fighter extraordinary. A man who was a definite throwback to the days of barrooms with their beak-busting brawlers. It becomes apparent that this pudgy and colorful veteran, whose career soon will be "immortalized" in the trite and skimpy prose of the boxing records, deserves a more eloquent eulogy. As fighters go, Tony never was so much. He ate what he pleased, smoked almost continuously and drank when and as much as he liked. He blustered often, swaggered and bellowed in the ring, as well as out of it. But for all that, boxing men still say that if his body was as willing as his heart, he'd be the \vorld heavyweight champion today. His career as a big-money fighter came to a conclusion in Washington a short time ago at the hands of big Buddy Baer. Tony failed to answer the bell for the seventh round because of an injured hand. Credit (o Joe Jacobs Although the Baer brothers— Maxie and Buddy—between them ! tho fight business. From one end ol tho country to thte other, he Paraded his gladiator and his eloquence became so convincing that In Drake Relays DES MO1NJ2S. i u .. April '*„ --Star performers among l"(H>o col- i»?Ke and university nthletea menaced a hair dosen records as the Drake Relays opened today Drake marks in the shot.' discus university spring m0(IU , y rc}nv> lhe high Jump and 100-yard dash* were due for changes as tracksters from 00 schools wont all-out before nn audience expected to number 10000 both today and tomorrow. Tt'xa.s Throutms llct — Oldest of the records coti.sidcred hkc-ly to n,n W( . ro JM (ho hl h jump, where Harold Osbonic of n murk of (i f t -et 6 inches «•", and in the 100-yard dash, . , . — ».^, *-*~**'»**4V*lL£L V L III I/ • .t-* i I ..***• VI Mil *'i 1 t hi« finally sold Galento to the pub- , thp 9 ' 5 ^™nds run by Ro- hc—beat of nil—to Tonv hlm.«»if nml tripper) Locke of Ni'bmskn to Tony himself. Up the Ladder All Galento wanted to do then was fight. He growled, butted and •swc-re his way through all sorts of lighters—taking several good thwnckings on the way — into a match with Joe Louis.' Although nobody but Tony believed he hud a chance, Tony— who had nothing but contempt for the champion — pounded into Louis, rocked him with a thumping left early in the fight and knocked him down in the third round. For one pulse-stopping moment. the bartender-battler was at the top of the fistic firmament, the championship in his grasp, but Louis got up and beat Galento into such a pulp the fight was halted in the fourth. Tony started a comeback u few months later by belting Lou Nova all over the ring and then set his i has stood .sidce l!i'2G Texas University \v u , s favored to set a n«v mark in the university -sprint medley today. The Lonir- horns. led by Billy Scuy mul Co- captain Fred RuniMleli. a i rwu}y have bettered tho world mark by running the distance in 3;24 this »U Austin relays. Against will bo pitted fast, outfits thorn sights for Muxic Baer. But the bubble that had been inflated with the peculiar tnlcnt of Joe Jacobs, burst into a thousand pieces when the energetic little dynamo died shortly after the Baer match was cosed. Galento never recovered from that blow. Maxic put him on the toboggan and brother Buddy gave him the final shove down the hill. from Michigan, Ohio Suite, Louisiana State and Nebraska. •Speed Not Lucking Jack Hughes of Texas and Al Blozis ol Georgetown headlined the finals in the discus, and BlozLs ho der of the world's Indoor shot put record ML 50 feet, U -inches wih attempt to bettor the world's outdoor murk of 57 foot i 5-H inches, The 300-yard preliminaries today will draw a half dozen of America's fastest sprinters since Jesse Owens tied Locke's mark Locals Favored To Take District Meet In Jonesboro Today Klcvcn members of the school race between Hlythevillc and Piggott. meet definitely a Nettleton was the had \vt Joe Dikly, A soundman must win i\(. least iches Mitchell Best will run in at least one event. one point in the district meet in , ordor to win a school letter, so liL bombardment in the sixth iun- ;o«ch Best said that he thought , R vhlch lccl to Atlanta's 9 to 4 i rusty could nm one, lap in one "" ">! the relny events and oarn his otter without hurting himself IVusty said he was nil right, but in I0:i5 and Ralph Metcalfe equalled it In 193'J. Louisiana State's EHly Brown and icxus' C:\rloton Terry hnvc timed ' been Youngster Is R|al Mermaid-Holds Many Shimming Titles r -Ever 16 years at the swinvwith she travels or A. Yon, musical director Patrick's cathedral, New the last four innings without al- j program lowing a hit. Beggs was the winner. Luke Hamlin held the Phillies to Kicked Read Courier News want ads h , enou e n for one man, . D ° : he s mvaded the sports field and Pietro of St. York, honorary organist of the Vatican, Officer of the Crown of Italy, has composed 29 organ works, 10 piano compositions 10 songs, 13 masses, 10 motets, and miscellaneous works .'. . just as if this wasn't enough for one man ., - 4 . „- , ^ ,.,,(_ _,•iiuii£jjci;i ovviunnil that summer day some YWCA. and asked, her to ago when her mother "the association. —' gently but firmly into j Under the guidance of Mrs Ontario, pretty Helen Pcrrf Burke, Miss Perry worked hard and been increasing the rate of scon began winning championships a,n, «n,,.K ^ ,.....,_ By Dcccmbci . 193?) H ^, en w i ft£ shattering records almost every _,time she entered a pool. During -that year she took 11 district AAU .titles and failed to win only two events in which she had entered. She took honors in the fifty, one-hundred and 400-yard free /-ROA\ CHICAGO iV£S CINCINNATI ADDITIONAL DO you WAtiT IT BILL, INL£PTC% I invented a game called "Kangaroo ' Kangaroo golf is a portable game, played almost anywhere The course can be laid out in one's yard. While based on the principles of golf, or cow-pasture pool as the boys in the back room used to call it, "Kangaroos," oddly shaped colored pegs of wood of varying sizes are used in lieu of balls. A single bat lor striking the kangaroos from the movable wooden tee replaces golf clubs . . as in golf the least number of strokes wins. Many Hollywood stars are playing the game and getting a <-reat pang (so are the kangeroos) out of . . they're even planning National Open "Kangeroo Golf tournament . . . sen d your entries to: Kangeroo Golf Club of America, 102 W. 50th st., New York City . . . Thanks, we'll stick to whamming at the little white pellet and we rather think, after noting facts about the game, that the musical director should-compose some more music and leave out the inventions ... It sounds screwy _ this Kan- gerooo Golf. Therefore it prob-' ably will become the rage of the country. has speed with which through water. That day it was all Helen could' do to keep her auburn locks above! water. But she learned fast, ami- has been collecting swimming championships ever since. The curvaceous Lake Erie college senior has competed in free-style, back stroke and diving events from Buffalo to Buenos Aires. Title Back to Cleveland i Indeed, she holds the South American record of one minute and one-tenths seconds in her specialty—the 100 meter backstroke. And twice the number one aquatic star of Cleveland, Ohio, has been National AAU backstroke champion. The blue-eyed little star is unassuming. In no way does she think her „ successes out of the ordinary. Miss Perry brought Cleveland its first major swimming title in 11 years back in 1939. That was when she won the Women's National 110-yard backstroke in one-minute II and two-tenths seconds at the Cleveland YWCA pool. The last Clcvelander to win a tank tite was Mrs. Rose Burke- then Rose Boszek—who took the Women's Nationa diving crown in 1928. When Miss Perry was a youngster, her family lived in Rochester. :09.4 thLs spring. Their competition with Leo TamuH, dusky Alabama State College ace' Gene Littler, Nebraska's hope for another Clipper; Fred Rnmsdell of Texas und Myron Piker of North- whom have been , vn.s weak from the week-Ionic sieirc Jf illness. The following team members left, icru at noon today for the cinder )nth competition. Sonny Uoy.l, JVlonk Aloslcy, Trusty. Lm>y Ross, Bo Cop- Kdpir Cain, IlonUicl , Carlos Deal, J. T. Victory, |Jo|>| jy \valilcn and westeni—all of timed in :09.5 or :09.G—mny duce a new record. pro- Blytheviile won smother trlnngu- l«r meet, nn Invitational held at Jonesboro early this month with a close decision over Piggott. Nettleton Is not expected to win many points and will have only a small nmnbor of performers In the meet. if Trusty is not able to run in the relay events fn which ho. Ross Moslcy and Lloyd perform, he may KO ahead and compete in them at i the stak- meet, since the rules al- I low one man to bo substituted in I the state meet who was not a member of the district relay team The quartet Is back intact this year and is expoctod to make a strong old for the state championship Last year the relay team won second behind Little Rock Thc v!c tory put Atlanta three enmcs m fron ^ of the second-place who dropped a ' ° n Phis Chicks, 12-lnning decision to New Orleans i to 1. ' Jim Prcndcrgast of the Litue Rock Travelers was in form against his old mates, the Birmingham Bnrons, as the Arkansans marked up a 4 to 1 victory. Chattanooga and Knoxville were rained out and play today while the other teams arc paired tho same way. PHILADELPHIA, Aprlj 25 CUP) -A lightning fast truck und clear skies greeted 3000 of the nation's track and Tick! athletes in Franklin Field today they began style races and the low board diving hcnors outdoors. Indoors she captured the 50. one- hundred and 220-yard free style events; the ICO-yard backstroke; the 100-yard breast stroke; the 150-yard individual medley, and the low board diving. In addition. Miss Perry took three out of five AAU crowns that summer, winning the 100 and 200 meter free style and the 100 meter backstroke events. Gruber Named To Manage Eastern '9' Hal Grubcr, former Blytheviile shortstop, will be paying manager of the Milford, Del.. Giants of the Eastern Shore league, it was learned here today. Gruber, a graduate of Ohio State University. wa.s with Milford in 1338 and 1039. He broke in with i their bids for Pcnn Relay championships. Twenty-eight events, including three American Relay Championships and two special events, were listed on today's program. An additional 47 events bring the two- day -17th rmiwr.l curn.i.val to a tomorrow. Indiana ruled the prime favorite to cop the carnival championship and wns the choice to win two or the three major stakes today the distance and sprint medleys. North Texas State and New York Uni- thc Hoostcrs versity loomed as outstanding rivals. Xavier of Now Orleans, coached r former Olympic Champion Ralph Metcalfe. wa.s oiie of the favorites in the first championship event, the quarter-mile rclav Other possible winners in this event were North Texas, Penn State, Michigan State NYU Princeton, Pitt. Dartmouth Duke. Atlanta Wins Wth Game Despite Jinx BY UNITED PRESS Old man nemisis himself was in the box agnlnst the Atlanta Crackers j«.st night but the' Southern association pace-sctcrs dusted him on ns thougli lie were the bnush- esL rookie to score their lOtii victory of the scnson. Never in the three seasons Gco Joffcoat hnd been with the Nash- ers Vol's had the Atlanta Crack- beaten him. But last number the scene. a doff of his night came up and ho gracefully, with __J! W cnp ' amici a basc ~ Read Courier News wanfc ads • • ' ' —'—'- - , ' _ IT'S i DAT!! , • FIRST flUW UCMSE PLAKS MM ISSUtD IN NW yOKK STAK FORM YfARS AGO, COSTING ONLY ONE OOLIAKI FOR TtMFfY MOTOR OPERATION TODAY...TRY Dr. W. S. Eastburn Chiropractic Physician Day and Night Calls Office 801 Chick. p, u ,, 1Q 80 i bv SHOULD FARE BETTFft NEW YORK - New York Giants who coiilrl win only fivo games D1 ,. .„ j " r ' n " 1 Brooklyn nil vonr' Blytheviile shortly after gnuiuat- the first three a i New York. Her mother taught Helen Batting Leaders 'Never Won Anything' But she didn't think of swimming competitively until three older girls moved next door who were enthusiastic about the sport. Says Miss Perry: "I used to go around to meets with them. But I never won anything." It wasn't until 1933—when her parents moved to Cleveland—that Helen began to take up swimming •seriously. Mrs. Burke—the former diving queen and head of the Ohio Women's Swimming Association— saxv ing from Ohio Slate in 1937. Last ! Dodgers Llus season season the fancy fielding shortstop was traded to Salisbury of the North Carolina State league. While with the Blythcville Giants he wa.s ranked a.s the North East Arkansas league's leading •second baseman in Holding, making only five errors all year. 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