Associated Press – March 11, 1953
By Harold V. Ratliff
DALLAS, Tex. – Along the wrestling trail these days they say the only thing that worries Gorgeous George, the greatest drawing card in the game, is his blond, wavy hair.
Without his crowning glory, the gorgeous one would be just another wrestler. How it has stayed with him this long, through all the dyes, permanent waves, curling and hefty yanks by opponents, is something of a mystery. But it’s luxuriant and appears good for many more miles. Still, George the Texan who attained fame and fortune with his colorful robes, perfume, classic profile, valets, and roughhouse wrestling, worries about his hair. Continue reading
The Oregonian – October 16, 1953
One of the greatest football players in collegiate grid history, Bronko Nagurski, will take the spotlight in the top attraction of the Portland Wrestling Club’s mat show at the armory Friday night. Continue reading
Associated Press – August 20, 1953
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana, only state which tries to control the quality of pro wrestling, has licensed four out-of-state booking office managers. Continue reading
Sacramento Union – February 25, 1953
By Bob McCarty
Robert Friedrich was in town Monday night for the Memorial Auditorium mat show but few, if any, would have recognized the man had he been introduced at ringside by that name. But bulging Bob rated a big hand when introduced via his ring handle, Ed (Strangler) Lewis. Continue reading
Sacramento Union – February 24, 1953
Lou Thesz, wrestling champion of the world, was held to a one-hour draw last night in Memorial Auditorium by Enrique Torres, who holds the Pacific Coast championship. A sellout crowd, largest mat turnout in 15 years, contributed to a record gross of $4,776.05. Continue reading
Sacramento Union, February 23, 1953
Sacramento gets its first world championship wrestling match in years tonight when Lou Thesz will defend his title against Enrique Torres, Pacific Coast champion. Continue reading
Pittsburgh Courier – August 22, 1953
By I. P. Reynolds
It’s the Elks Sports Night, Wednesday, Aug. 26. There will be an all-girl tag team wrestling match. Names of those participating are Babs Wingo, Betty White, Kathleen Wimberley, and Ethel Johnson. Thirty-six rounds of boxing. Dusty Freeman vs. Ike Hart, ten rounds; Hoyt Nummaly vs. Baby Beans, eight rounds, and other matches, Tuesday night, 7 o’clock, at Herndon’s Stadium.
The Baltimore Afro-American – December 5, 1953
Photo taken at wrestling matches sponsored by Frontier Club Monday evening at the Baltimore Coliseum shows the four participants and both referees tangled up. On floor, Mary Horton “suffers” from a scissors lock, while Katherine Wimbley on rope strand is getting ready to add to her torture by stomping with her bare feet. Also on floor is Babs Wingo. Other girl in tangle is Betty White who teamed with Kathleen in the team match.
HERE BABS WHITE (left) and Mary Horton (right) are having “fun” putting a hammer lock and chin clinch on Betty White, who is everything but amused.
The Southeast Missourian – July 10, 1953
An unusual feature wrestling match has been scheduled for Saturday night at the Arena. Ethel Johnson and Babs Wingo, both Negroes, will grapple for a regulation match, two out of three falls, 60-minute time limit. Continue reading
Miami Daily News – March 18, 1953
A co-feature wrestling card has been scheduled for tonight at the Coliseum starting at 8:30 p.m.
In the first half, Wally Dusek of the Dusek riot squad will meet Johnny Henning in a two out of three falls match with a one hour time limit. Continue reading