The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 23, 1949 · Page 7
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WEDNESDAY. MARCH 23,1949 BLYTHEVILL* <ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE 8KTOV Kentucky Wins Eastern Crown Wildcats Tip Illinois 76-47 in NCAA Finals; Play Aggies Saturday B> Will G rims ley NEW YORK. March 23. Wj—It's ' revived, rampaging Kentucky basketball team that wl " defend Its NCAA championship in Seattle. Wash,, Saturday against defeiue- minded Oklahoma A. and M. Twenty-four houi's ago Coach Adolph Rupp feared his magnificent senior quintet, tile nation's lop-ranked combine, might have "plityed itself out" and reached the end of its triumphant trail. But these qualms vanished, the blue grass courts master said, wlien he saw his Wildcats crush Illinois' big nine titlists, 76-41, last night to win the eastern NCAA playoffs. Led by Alex Gvoza, the Wg all America center who pitched In 21 points, Kentucky just toyed with tlie. mid-Westerners and won breezing before a Maclisp Square Garden crowd o[ 15.126. "It via one of the five brat games my boys played all year," Rupp commented proudly afterwards. "They really snapped out of their slump and I hope for a hangup game against the Aggies." In the consolation game, Villanova held Yale's fabulous Tony La- velll to a single field goal in trouncing the Eli, 18-6V. Paul Arizin rang in 22 points for the Philadelphia"*. Morquette Hotel Allowance Spa Feature Today HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. March 23. Wi—One of the strongest groups of non-winners at Oaklawn Park was scheduled to compete today in the St,500 Marquette Hote allowance purse. The six furlong event was expected to mark the seasonal debut of Henry Forrest's Cotton Joe. winner of the 1948 Hot Springs Handicap. The (our year old son of Sweeping IJght and Sumatra III was entered once previously this season but was scratched. He was assigned second highest impost of 116 pounds along with Mrs. R. C. Hodges' Ground Fog. Top weighted among the eleven entered were Mount Desert Stable's Tim B and the Lookout Stud's Lookout Son. Each was assigned 118 pounds. Thomas Westrope's Royalong took « close decision for first place in yesterday afternoon's featured aix-furlong allowance race at Oaklawn. The winner paid $14.20 for a J2 rmituels ticket and was timed over ft slow track in 1:14.3. Play to Begin Tomorrow in 4-H Tourney First-round play in the annual Noith Mississippi County 4-H Club basketball tournament will get underway tomorrow at the Blytheville Armory with 14 games scheduled lo be played. Play in the tournament opens at 9 a.m. tomorrow and will continue throughout the day with a night session scheduled to begin at 7 o'clock. The tournament, which in past years, has been played at Gosncll, was moved to Blytheville this year upon .agreement of the clubs. Emll Damon will supervise the tournament and make all necessary ar- rangenmits. The tournament is divided into three age divisions, A, B and C. The A division Is for high-school students; the B division for Junior high students and the C division for grade school teams. Tomorrow's schedule of games Is: 9 a.m. Number Nine B boys vs. Lone Oak; 9:40 a.m. Lost Cane B girls vs Number Nine; 10:20 a.m. Promised Land B boys vs. Boynton; 11 a.m Promised Land B Rirls vs. Boynton 1 p.m. Milligan Ridge B girls vs Lone Oak; 1:40 p.m. Lost Cane B boys vs. MilUgan Ridge; 2:20 p.m Bliickwater B girls vs. winner Los Cane-Number Nine game; 3 p.rr BJackvvntcr B boys vs. winenr Promised Land-Boynton game; 3:40 p.m. Armorel A girls vs. Promised Land Night session — 1 p.m. Number Nine A girls vs. Lost Cane; 7:45 p.m. Armorel A boy.i vs. Lost Cane; 8:30 p.m. Leachville A boys vs. Lone Oak; 9:15 p.m. Number Nine A boys vs. Boynton; 10 p.m. Yarbro A boys vs. PromL^d Land. Sports Roundup ky Fullertoa, Jr. NEW YORK. Mar- 1 - 23, (fl>)— It might have been collusion, but just a. short time after Tug Wilson, he MCA*, secretary-treasurer, expressed concern about what happens in the last two minutes of asketball games, Doug Mills of nil- lols said he Intends to "stick his neck out" at the rules committee neeting. ..What bothers them Is hat the boys are Inclined to (oul tagrantly In their efforts to get :he ball away from a team that s holding onto the lead...The other guys refuse to shoot the fouls and keep the ball. ..Mills' proposal te shorten the four-minute per lod at the end, when there's time out every time the game U stopped to two minutes. In that period he would require the offended team to shoot fouls, but also give it possession at mid-court.. .From this angle, It looks like too severe a penalty, just as It's unfair to make a team shoot and give up the ball... What's the matter with the old mid-court lipoff In such cases? Reiser Expected to Fill Big Gap In Braves' Unsteady Outfield By Jack Hand BRADEWON. Fla., March 23. Wl —Pete Reiser, lone Important newcomer to the Boston Braves, figures to make the defending National League champs tough to beat. If the brittle «x-Brooklyn Dodger can play 100 games In center field, the team that won by SVi games lust season should be even better. At least that'* how manager Billy Southwoith figures. "Anybody that expects to Beat us," says Southworth, "Is going to have to beat a better team than the Braves won with last year." Southworth reasons that shortstop Alvln Dark, • .322 hitter as a rookie, should be Improved In Ills sophomore year. Ho also thinks he :i« money in the bunk in Ills team of pitching aces—Johnny Sain mid Warren Spahn. For power, Ihc Braves still lean heavily on third baseman Bob Elliott who has shown no signs of letting (hem do«n. "We might have won the World Series," Bouthworth said, "If Elliott had started hitting a day earlier." Just as was the case last year, the outfield Is the 'jig problem Base 11Us (ell between (he '4B gardeners all year but sllll they won. Southworth figures on neiscr lo fill the gap. Reiser was a fine outfielder with good power In his heyday as Young Wrestler At Dell is Winner In AAU Tourney Jimmy Simmons of Dell, In his first year of competition with the- Arknnsu.s Stiito Collcso wrestling team, wns crowned State AAU chiiiii|>l»n In tho 130-pouml division following his victories In die AAU champloushlu tournament lu.st week. E'urllor, Simmons joined the (cam as a substitute for Tom C'lirmody, Hie regular lliil-nonmlor, who was Injured, in Ihc tourmunenl Simmons tninc into Ills own. Dodger. Southworth Is ronvltu-cd he still 1ms some good hnll left. PelG simply wus not Uuppy h.st yenr ill Brooklyn. Arkansas Solons Split on Pension Plan Test' Votes WASHINGTON. March 23. (IP) The. Arkansas House Delegation si'llt, 2-5, yesterday on two moves Hxnliut Hie Rankln veterans pension hill. Roll calls woi'O taken on a motion lo strike out tlio cnucllng clause— which would Imvo killed the measure— nnrt to recommit the bill to the Vcierans Affairs Committee. HOLM, lluys mid Trimble voted for ouch motion. Tito other five Ark- iinsns coiiErcjuiiiioii—Oathings, Harris. Mills. Nun-ell nnd Tuckett— voted ucninsl cadi molloii. Read Courier News Wimt Ads. D.P.L. NO. 15 COTTONSEED Dtlinttd, treated andSock.d State Certified 85% Germination 1 Yr. from Station A Ton or Carload Also Good Alfalfa Hay • for Sale Magers&Gill Dell, Ark. Phoiw J272J Reverse English There's another proposnl, which was offered for free to Mills Ijy a recent visitor. ..That Is to make the guy who commits the foul slioot It; If he sink* the shot, the point doesn't count, but if he .nlsscs. it's a point for the offended team .. "It isn't so screwy, at that." Doug commented. "It really would put a player who fouls right on the spot. Bob Sikes Outpointed By Florida Heavyweight JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 23. i^Pj—Johnny Dupreo of Tampa out- ]K>int<?d Bob Sikes of Little nock. Ark., in a 10-round heavyweight bout here last night. Two of the three Judges voted for Duprec, The other called it even. Dupret weighed 165 pounds; Sikjs 191 Cleaning the Cuff Hay Borneman, Texas fullback, recently shot rounds of 75. 73, 82, 76 lu a bid for a place on the university golf team and missed out by ten strokes.. .Ground breaking ceremonies will be held within a few days for the hospital Ty Cobb Is building at Royston. Ga,, in honor of his parents...College basketball scouts arc excited about a six-foot- nine center from Hutchlnson. Kas.. High School named Jerry Jung... Just a growing Jung-ster. Goaf-Raising Prospects Fizzle; Couple Prefers Vermont to Arkansas RUTLAND, Vt.. March 23. (/P) — Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lamear have decided they prefer Vermont to Arkansas after all. The Lamears, 56 and 52, respectively, made a well-publicized move from Bethel, Vt., to Arkansas last year. They were going to raise goats on a mail-order farm near Clarks- vine. Mrs. Lamear. accompanied by two dogs and II thoroughbred goats, made the trip in a horse-drawn wagon. Lamear joined his wife later. Now Mrs. Lamear has written Blackfish Lake Cloded by Court After Police Raid FORREST CITY. Ark., March 22 W)—A State Police raid has resulted In closing the Blackfish Lake Club near here. Circuit Judge E!mo Taylor Is sued a temporary injunction yes terday against the club's operation after Prosecutor J. H. Moody filed a petition alleging it was a gamb ling establishment. Judge Taylor will hear a petition for permanent closing order next Monday. State Police raided the club the night of March 12, seized a quantity of equipment and reported that open gambling was carried on. Later, operator Henry Mallory of Forrest City and six employes were fined $100 and costs each on misdemeanor gambling charges in Justice of the peace court here. They pleaded guilty. Jury Advocates Life Sentence for Vet in Rape Cose FORT SMITH.' Ark.. March 23 \— Albert Edwin Orifftn. 30-year- old Naval veteran, faces a sentence of life imprisonment for rape o! his small stepdaughter. He was convicted last night by a Sebastian Circuit Court jury, which deliberated an hour and a half. The Jury fixed the punishment. Testimony \n Griffin's two-da; trial was completed late yesterday He did not testify. Prosecutor jam« Gutensohn qualified the Jury to inflict the death penalty when It was selected. but he did not demand, such a sentence in his closing argument. The defense contended Griffin was not sane. Griffin was accused of taking the girl, then six. from the home or her maternal grandparents here last Oct. 23, raping her and taking her with him into Oklahoma, where he was arrested. He also is charged with attacking the grandparents. Mr. and Mis. T. H. Carney. the Rutland Herald that "If WE can sell our place we will pay up our bills and head back northeast." Mrs, Lamear added "it rained nearly all winter;" she was "heat sic!*" last spring and ill three months last summer. Her husband, she said, was out of work most of the winter. White Shot! Cooler ST. LOUIS (UP)-Women fash- Ion pace-setters have been getting the hot foot by Hearing black shoes instead of white during hot summer days. A thermometer reading 112 degrees inside * pair of black shoes hit only 96 when placed Inside white shoes, the St. Louis Shoe Manufacturers Association reported. HARROW STREETS CUT A CITY'S GROWTH Real progress cannot be achiever! by any city as long as its streets are loo narrow lo carry its normal flow of traffic. This is one of the biggest problems in TJlylhevjHe today. Some of our streets are adequate, but unfortunately others are only wide enough to accommodate the traffic that moved over them 25 or 30 years ago. Everybody Recognizes Tim Problem NOW IS THE TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Wlicn elected mayor of lUylheville I promise to sponsor a program of street widening which will relieve congested areas and will work with the city council to put this improvement across. 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