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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 18, 1948
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sac BLTTHgYTLLH (AUKJ COURIEK Russell Mosley, of Chick Fame, Selected Coach to Succeed Firmqn Bynum, Who Resigned Ru«*a Mo«ley,v, former Blythe- » „ ville ohjck and University of Ala- k»m» haltback, last night, was np- D pointed -head coach of Blytheviile J: High School t$.tu«*«l,Coach "Nig" O Bynum who"'resigned mis week, to ; tccept » cb«c,hing position at Ark; unsas Folytechlnic College In Rus- 8 selville, It »'•« announced today by h Bunerim'eilt. of Schools W. D. Nic- T holson. B Mosley's ipiwintmcnt was Klvnn > final okay at a meeting of the d Blythevllle School Board last night » Mr. Nicholson stated. He was rec- 0 omme«cl«i for the position by the * Athletic Advisory Board at a nieet- 2 Ing eaVller this week. * In * .statement-.this morning Mr. Nicholson revealed Mosley's np- * polnlment stating: The Hoard of * Education voted unamlously to ac^ cept tli« recommendation of tile 1 Athletic Advisory Committee for 1 head coach of BlytlieviilR Senior ; High School for the coming year. ' The Advisory Committee recommended Russell Moslcy for the [ position in question. This means that Mr. Mosley was elected head coach for the coming year." Piayeil Here Three Years Mr. Nicholson declined father comment on the appointment. His • nnoimccmeiil was brief and lie quoted the minutes of last night's School Board meeting. , Mosley, Ihe son of Mr. and Mis. Sylvester "Pop" Mosley of niy- theville, is a former Blytheviile High School grid great. He was a member of the three of the school's greatest football teams having play- : fd here from 1936 lo 1038. He Is n graduate of the University of Alabama where he was a star half- j back for the varsity stuiad. ' Mostey Is at present assistant t coach at the Joe Bradley High j School In Huntsville, Ala., having I Joined tile staff there last year. He *-ill assume, his new duties here j upon the expiraiion o! his contract • with that school. i A two-lime nil-stater, Moslcy explained the Chicks in 11138 aiirt Ihe same year was elected captain of the All-Arkansas prep team. He joined the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide In 1H3J and played four years of fnotlKil] there. Following his graduation from Alabama In 1942. Moslcy played one \ year of profcssinnnl football with the Green Bay packer^ of tile National Football League before entering the Armed Forces. He was discharged from the ser- i rice In 1346 and accepted the j coaching position which lie now ! holds. ! A student of Coach Jon Dlldy, | former Chick mentor, Mr. Mosley i i« the second member of a set of three brothers who wrole football history while attending Blyiheville iHlrh School, and later played halfback for Alabama. His younger brother Norman "Monk" Moslcy will .graduate Irom Alabama this Summer. | Mr. Nicholson dirt not state whether or not there would he any further changes In the coaching staff of Blytheville High School next year, but It is anticipated (hat there (will be no other changes- However, the Intention.'; of coaches Walter "Buddy" Davis anrt James Fisher will not be known until new contracts are ottered at the beginning of the 1948-43 school term in September. llussrll Luxoro Rotarians Defeat Osceola in Cage Competition The Luxora Rotary club basket- 'ball team defeated the Qsccola Rotarians 44 to 32 In the first of a two-game scries played on ihe iLu.xora High School court last night, Bill Dycss of Luxora led both teams In scoring with 14 points - followed by James of Osceola with ' 13- B.H.S. Thinclads Get Workouis 53 Candidates Turn Out for First Day Of Spring Training Initial track drills for the I!M8 season got underway nt Blvthovlllc j Hich School yesterday afternoon I with one of the largest turnouts I of candidales in the history of Ihe school answering Coach Firman By- nnm's first call. A total of 53 junior and senior thlnclnds reported to Haley, Field for the opening drills. This Is believed lo be the Inrscst list of can- • dirinies ever to answer the oiicnlnK ! call here. However, the list of prospects was weeded down lo 28 before tile afternoon's drills were over, but Coach Bynum stated Unit candidates released early would continue their track training during their regular physical cducalion period, Yesterday's drills were restrlclcd lo a few warm-up runs due to the wet ("round and chilly weather and Conch Bynum Mnled that training would Bel in full swiiiR just as soon as tlie weather permits. Track was re-instated here Insl year after a six-year absence caused by tlie war. i.asl year the Chicks were Ihe only Class "A" track stiuiut in ihe district and sent a learn to the slate meet in Llttlo Rock. Rickey Agrees Sfanky Sale Hurt Owner Admits Bum*' Chances for 1948 Pennant Are Fewer By !.«> ». Pflerwn (I'nitrd Tress Sports Kdllor) CIUDAD TRUJILLO, March 18 (UP)—Branch Hickey weed today with National League club owners mid managers who feel that his IJronklyn Dodgers hurt their 1048 pennnnt chances by selling Eddie Stnnky to the Boston liraves Advi.sed py ba.schall writers' who had covered Florida camps that such baseball men as Warren Giles of the Conclnnatl Reds. Bob Carpenter of the Philadelphia Phillies und Malinger Bridie Dyer of tlie St. Louis Canllnnl.s were unanimous in their opinion that Brooklyn's clinncc.i of repeating decreased with the departure or Stanky. Rickey said: "They are right. They are smart baseball men. I agree with thorn." Then he tried to defend Ihe deal, without loo much success. As usual the word.'; flowed freely in his answers, but (hey were evasive to n liii-Kc dt'Krcc ami he finally admitted: "We may have made n mistake. 1 ! Inive made mistakes before and I I expect to make mistakes u B aln. Hut 1 can lell you that (he Slnnhy deal was not made until Durocher and the coaches felt It svns the thing lo do," Asked why he made Ilic deal when he knew or fell li would weaken his club, he answered: Thought llest fur Cluli "On a deal like that mistakes are possible. Wo mncle It because we IhoiiRlit II would be for the best of the ball club." Just what that "Ix'.sl" Is he would not reveal, but it seemed to go back io Ihe lime last year when he said that, Jackie Robinson was a second, and not a first h.vjeman. "Naturally." he said, "we all knew we were pivlnp up a lot when we Kave up stanky. My manager re- nlbcs H, my coaches realise H, and I hope, and am sure, my players realize it. "It's been Stanky and Dixie Walker who liavo been our sparkplugs. And Eddie has gone lo the Braves and Dixie to the pirate*. "Sn \ve have lo find replacements for them as the 'holler' f?uys you might say. Eddie was the shouting one, Dixie nas the behind the scenes operator." "We think we have enough of that type of inspirational ball player right here, it's up to them to come through." But he never did nnswer satls- factorlly just why the Dodgers let Slanky go. His explanation gave weight to what. Slanky himself claimed—that he still would be with the Dodgers today if he hadn't asked for more money. THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1948 ' London's Harbing« r of Spring boa ; r ~ Jorgensen Re-Joins Dodgers; Cardinals Lose to Tigers 6-2 ,,r, TflUJILLO, D. R., Mar. i LOS ANGELES. March 18 (UPl 18. lUPl—Johnny Jorscnsen. the I—Manager Charlie Grimm of the illen man" of the Brooklyn I Chicago Cubs named Join y Oodcci.s, WHS b;ick today in the six- Schmit*. Doyle Lade, and Ben Wade cornered fight for the third base • - • • ----- " L position he held down for the National League champions last year. JorKcnsen, who had a sore arm. to pitch against the Chicago white Sox today—if it doesn't rain again. The Cubs' game against Cleveland yesterday, cancelled by wet • • " ' mim jroiri uu Y, LNUHL'imU fly low Is ready to meet the combined smiiics. wa.s Chicago's fifth <- K ii- ehallcnues nf Billy Cox. Arky j collation in their last .seven games Vniit-tiiiii, Tommy Brown. Bob Ra- ' K*m«. iisiKotii, and Cookie Lavn(-ctto. H» played his first RHIIIC yesterday as Ihe Uod^oi"j trouiu-ed their MOJI- Ircal Royal farm hnniis. H to 0. PASA11ENA. Cal., March 18. I UP) —PoiiiifliiiK out 19 hits to three lor tlicir rivals, Hie Si. Louis Browns (romiccrt the Chicago White Sox yesterday. 13 to 1. BI!.-\DRNTON,_ Pia, Ms.rch 18. j Bo b DillhiRer. Brownie third (UP)— Miint.ijcr Billy Southworth of the Boston Braves warned newly- ncqiiireii Stnnky that he j Box score : i I.u\or& ',' Chittwood (81 Collis (51 , Driver (51 { Adams (7) .., ! Dyess Po*. .P. . ..P. ..C. . ..G . ... .G . \ Substitutions: Llixora-_p Qr d 'Ellison 121 and Stevens !•>> Oceola—Paulus. Osceolii (Ol Sanders 113) James ... <2> Watson (Ill Mariin Moore Better Government Unit To Name New Chairman PINE BLUFF. Ark.. March 18 (UPl—A five-man nominating com. rnittec has been selected to find a ; new chairman of the Veterans and citizens League for iirtter Govern ment following the resignation of Banks Dawson last night ; Dawson said he was rcsisninc be, cause he fceis public officials should , not direct the affairs of the oreani- zatlon. He takes office as alderman •from the. Second Ward next month Tne committee—Graham Wcst- First Round Cage Tilts Played in Junior Boys, Senior Girls' Tournament UTTLE ROCK, Mar. is. iup>_| The nuai lei-final rounds in the • junior boys and senior jjiris basket- ; t ball tournament take over the sport spotlight here toniRht. The lirst-roimrt Raines were plav- ; cd diirin:: the week-end over the '• I stale. Semi-finals nrc .scheduled for [Pi'iday night, anrt the finals will he i , pla.vttf Snturday. j - in the Junior Boys' Division ! Nemo Vista and pine Bluff open ''• at 7 p.m. tonight followed bv Hel- i , >'"a and Wnldro at 9 p.m. ^ronnt ', Irta and Hrrniltsije open the senior I i pnl.s contest at 8 p.m. followed by Marked Tree and Van Buren at 10 ' j Tiie last !-.vo quarterfinal pamcs [ for eat-h Iji., t -k£l arc bonked to- '• . rnrurow. i n n le junior boys riivi- '• .sion. Joneshoro and Hope "play at' 1 p.m. ant! V;m FUncn nnci Nortli ; Little li.K-k in.vt a! ^ p. m . „, the •-I'liior Girls Division. Ashdowu and ; Foi rest cuy are scheduled at ' | P.m. and Siloa,,, Spvinvs and 1 Slllackovei- niiind out the qu-ulm- ; filial at -i |i.m. ; ' The junior Iwvs' semi-finals are ; booked for 1 ;.-rt 9 p n, Fridiv and the senior girls' |; , av ,,,;;,:. -seim-Uiinl names at 8 ami 10 p.m. ! ""'nnii. I-ee Taylnr. Reccle"St. Clair. Brarinll Bryaui. and Krnrst Hope- will present their nomination at Ihe orpani7.nlion's next meeting Mar ->3 Enforcer Sets New Track Mark At Oaklawn Pork HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. Mar. 18.— <UPi — Six thoroughbreds of Mic four-year-old and ll|> class \\l re to match strides today In the mile and a sixt*nth allowance sixth feature at Onklawn Park. Prominent In the small field were Lost and Pound, and Sir Dates, both topwclghtcd at 118 pounds, other entries were Yellow Hornet, Rick's Haft, skim and Altuce. Two records fell din-hip yesterday's session, as a large St. Patrick's Day crowd of 8,000 looked on and watered $438.472. Mrs. Emll Dcncmak's Enfrver walked off with the six-furlong sixth race in 1:11, record time for the current meet. And n new Hack record for the four furlong distance wa^ set by Summond of Ihe Henry Forrest Stables. Summond took (lie third raee in -lfi.4, for his third consecutive victory at Oaklawn. would not be given the second has-. berth "on ;t silver platter," but would have to beat out Connie Ryan lor Ihe job. Stanky. recently recovered from pneumonia, has been advised to rest for a few days. baseman, ran his string to .seven hits in liis las! eight trips by getting four hits. All three White Sox hil.s. off Al Gcrhctiu.-ici- and Jim Wilson, were -singles. Missco Baseball League Chartered By National Ass'n WICHITA, Kan. March 18-The National Baseball Congress announced that charters had been Issued today to three circuit's In the National Association of Leagues. These ar« Northwest (Washington state* Mississippi County (Arkansas) and Mountain State (West Virginia). League leaders m July 1 standing will he assured a berth in respective slate championship tournament. All players arc under a nation-wide contract system and league champ- Ions will be awarded trophy by the National Baseball Congress. Officers of league include: Mississippi County: Bill Godwin I president and George Clark, secretary-treasurer, both of Blytheville SAKASOTA. Flu., March 18. (UP) —The. Boston Red Sox. hoping lo Kain revenge for the New York Yankees for a deleat last Sunday. ORLANDO, Fla.. March 18. IUPI —Things seemed to be looking up 1 today for outfielder Gil Coan, up | with the Washington Senators for I tile third time lifter failing in two ! previous Spring tests. Coan's grand-slam homer wa-s the highlight of a seven-run second inning yesterday as the Senators Hational Indoor Tennis Meet Enters Semi-Finals NEW YORK. Mar. 18. (UP) — Harri-hlltmg Eddie McGrath of Brooklyn and smooth-striking Mrs. Patricia Canning Todd of La Jolla. Calif., were favored to win their respective matches today In the men's and women's singles semifinals of the National Indoor Tennis tournament. The third-seeded McGrath meets filth-seeded Sidney Schwartz of Coral Gables, Fla.. and Mrs. Todd faces pretty Gertrude Moran of Santa Monica. Calif. McGrath. a St. John's University student who places emphasis on speed and aggressiveness, entered the semi-final round yesterday with nn Impressive.6-3. 1-G. 9-7. 2-6..6-4 triumph over French champion Marcel Bernard Taxed to the limit, the young New Yorker applied the pressure In the fifth set to eliminate the more experienced Bernard. Top-seeded Billy Tablcrt of New- York exhibited a flashy brand of tennis to enter the semi-finals al- J- W. Dodger Advance* In Florida Tournament SEBRINO, Fla., March 18 CUP) — J- W. Dodger of Syosett. N. Y.. today led the way into the quarterfinals of the National Amateur Senior Golf tournament. npdBF. the Amateur senior titleholder in 1943 and 19*6, advanced yesterday by eliminating Charles L. Sebring of East Liverpool, o, 6 and o. nial 4261 Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Starlt 7:(M) p TONIGHT "LOVE AND LEARN" wilh Jack ('arson, Ilolicrt llullon anrl Marlha Vickcrs Warner News; Also Shorts will lead with ilieir ace today— righthander Joe Drjbson. Dobson. winner ol la Raines against defeals. was selected by n-.iiiiagcr Joe McD.-nthy and mil , „,,„ attempt to go five innings. H;mv I "-, m e Dorish and Earl Johnson .the Sox' "" ' relief pitchers, will finish the game, j LAKELAND. Fla.. March 18. (UP) —With a three came losiiiR strea-c be:u Ihe Phihulelphia Phils. 11 to 7. Sherry Robertson of Washington and Roy Ciillcnbinc of the Phils also home-red. Babe Ruth w;;s a spectator at (.he smooth-geared offensive machine Michigan is a close-knit defensive i'""'L 5 uu , "'"•" ulc scm '-" n "»s ai- unlt. The Wolverines annexed the ! S ° lvhc " lle rollted Brazilian chal »Big Nine crown mainly on their de ' ? ] °,1 Alrma " A ° viciril - fi - 3 - 6 - 3 - 6 -*- fensive abilities and their most TlUbc|lt W1 " nl(iet ' :irallk Shields o( talented "sticking plaster" Pete' Ncw Yorlt ln anotller semi-final Elliott, is expected to cir'aw the : encou " ter tomorrow night. assignment against Cousy, • . ~~ — Kentucky won 27 out of 29 games Connie Mack Honored during the regular season and. on: MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Mar 18 — PJPcr. seems much above Columbia.! (UPi Acclaimed as the "outstand- iiie Wildcat scored an overage of: ing figure of sports." Philadelphia i>J.i points per game to Columbia's Athletic manager Connie Mack last as-3 and allowed only 42.8 points night was presented a bronze pla- per game to Columbia's 47.8. mie at the annual St. Patrick's day and Salunlay "Law of the Canyon" with ml'rK Sl!l / rC " & SmI1Cy Burneit nil Chapter "Secret Agent No. »• Also Shorts ST. PETERSBURG. Fla.. March 18. (UP)—Johnny Litulell and Jack Phillips were the hitting stars ye.i- terday when the Ncw York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds. B to 7. fir their eighth victory in nine exhi- tion games. ' Lindcll. iiie only Yankee regular in the game, got three hits, including a ninth-inning single that decided the same. Phillips had: a ^ olll ,„„ , triple and three singles. Frank Sliea. Al Benton t™i S e"Tiiu"*" fcS '' P - lChlUE Stiu "' p ° Ulg he T " crs & ot fonr runs oft How "= Stallcup led the Reds with a home i vie Wcrlz had°an inside-thc-p'ar'k finally ended by a 6 to 2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dc| iroit Tigers today showed a mark of four vactorics and five delea'.-s in the exhibition circuit. Dizzy Trout's scoreless pitching for six innings was the standout of the Tigers' victory yesterday. Trout, who gave up four hits, has not been scored on in his last 10 innings. The Card' two runs were surrendered by homer for Detroit. St. Louis University Whips NYU 65-52 For National Invitational Crown Norman Mosley, Football Star, Visits Parents Here Norman "Monk" Moslcy. former Hlvthcvillc High School and University of Alabama football star, arrived here yesterday lor a week's with Ills parents, Mr. and Mrs B. 'Pop" Mosley. "Monk", a senior at Alabama, is enjoying a post-examination holiday, lie will return to Tnscaloosa Sunday. Ho recently sip-.icd a one- year contract lo play professional foolbnll with tile Philadelphia Eau- By Norman Miller fUniled Press Sports Writer) NEW YORK. Mar. 18. lUPl—If there's a better basketball team this side of anywhere toclny St Louis University would like to'know about it. The magnificent Billikcns burled New York University, cs to 32. last •night lo iviii the National in'vita- , lion Tournament championship and a llckct to the Olympic trials which begin here, March 27. They accomplished the deed with .1 brilliance and finncssee that left 18,401 spectator s and the sadly outclassed Violets agape with bewild- • emicnl. | Little Eddie Hickey. the five-fool five mastermind who guides St. . Louis, termed it, a "perfect ball gnme." But there were mam- who believed the term "perfect"" could j have been applied to the team it- jseif. Couch Howard Canii of N. Y U. summed It tip aptly when he ruefully remarked. "You make a mistake and they murder you." The Billikcns couldn't do anything wrong. They hit on 25 out of GO shots from 'tile floor for an amazing .-117 percentage. Their passing game was a hallmark of ball handling mastery. And on de- fence they clung to their opponents like leeche.s, rarely affording Ihe Violets a decent shot at the hoop. TJer.iiil Defeated The Billikcns sparred with the ' Violets for the first live minutes i Ilien broke a'3 to 3 lie on a basket by Dan Miller and were never headed from Ilicrc in. They led 25 to 18 at half time and by tile nth min- ute of the second half had onen'l | an unsurmountable 47 to 28 bulge | Hickey inserted his substitutes i thereafter to prevent the game from j becoming a ridiculous rout. I In a thrilling third place consolation contest, Western Kentucky defeated De Paul of Chicago. 61 to an. in an overtime. Don Ray.' t lhc Hilltopper high scorer with ia i points, tossed in two baskets in the i i extra session that helped sink the Demons. Holy Cross And Kentucky Picked i In NCAA Tourney NEW YORK, Mar. 18. IUP1—The canny Crusaders of Holy Crass, dc! fending champions, were rated very ' I slight lavoritcs over Michigan while . ' Kentucky was made a solid choice over Columbia In the Eastern semi- \ final round of N. C. A. A. basket- : ball tournament at Madison Square Garden tonight. Holy. Cross, which won 23 games and lost only three during the reg- ; ular season, has been rated a one- '• point choice over the Wolverine: five that captured the Big Nine title. Kentucky's Southeastern champions were expected to win by as much as 10 points. ' j The Crusaders will present almost the same lineup as last year when they won the tournament in an upset. j While Holy Crass, with an average-of 67.6 points a game. Is a Griosedieck Bros. Beer m. tow < mo, Rcad Courier News Warn Ads | SEMO THEATRE Stecle, Mo. Phone 27 Sunday and Monday March 21-23 Mdillr Cnntor lu "KID FROM SPAIN" willi Tlol.rrl Ymmf. n c (tv Cmhlr and r.mlrtlr T.mlrUrtl Thr r.nrcroii^ (;,,|,|«v,, (;i r |, An VprnarlniK I'irsla of Tune, nnd (lirls—r,. 1!s and f,,,,- idr—pinrns—3,-, r Thursday £ Friday March 2.>lh and :>fi(|i .Inhn SlirUnn. Ann Owinn Williams ami nick PT in 'Road to the Big House" lloll'l Miss 1C IDC— rim-Ks—,-ioc DO YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY? DO YOU WANT THE BEST SERVICE? Of Course You Do! 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