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y : * '• HTAGH--.SIX (AKK.) CQUKIKK NEWS Mat Champ Keeps Toe-hold-on Title SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1931 Liixora Givls Lcachvillc Chickasaws in Finals; Eliminates Leaehville loomed as a cortihi! finalist in the boys' division of inei county cage tournament under v.ay t at Osceola when the Lions defeii-' cd the Blytheville Chickasaws this ' afternoon. The opponent of tli 1 i Leachvllle learn In the ("mils will j be the winner of the Luxora-Shav. 1 - j nee game this nft-:rncou and Ly- cra Is favored to win the semi-flna!. I Should the Luxora boys triumph • • tills afternoon the Luxora schorl' svill bo represented in loth t h t boys' and girls' lluals as the Li;:- ora girls, favorites to win in thi'i division, won a 2 to 0 forfe-itr^ T Ugh-h-hi-or words to thai filed. So ho ihrnrht he'd put u Cblcks Eliminated 'The Luxora boys wen the Inltl::! contest of the tourney by trouncing the OJceola boys Friday afternoon, 23 (o 6. In the second boy: 1 game, Shawnee walked over Kelser, 26 -to 10. In th= third boys' game Whltton lurned back Armarel. 23 to 12; The Luxora boys surprised with a 20 lo 17 victory over Wilson.: a pre-tourney favorite, this morning. Leachvllle played true to form j by eliminating . tlie Blylhevill? | Chickasaws from the tourney by a i score of 30 to 15. Leachvillc is to i play Whitton in the semi-finals Ids i afternoon but the boys from the' western part of the county arc regarded as certain finalists nnd arc favored to defeat the l.nxorans l:> the title game. The Luxora girls are overwhelming favorites to win the girls' clnm- plonshlp. Tlie Luxora girls defeated the Reiser girls 50 to 1G yesterday afternoon. The Blythevllb gli-K i won their Initial gome by ellmi- j natins Whittcn, 20 to Id' Shaw- | nee's lassies disposed of Osceola. | 28 to 10. Tlie Wilson girls polished •off Leachvllle's entry, 21 to 11. The winner of the Shawnee-WIl- son girls' game this afternoon nil' j clash with the Luxora lassies in the finals tonight, The b3ys' final will follow the girls' tltic game. Iraufllil 49-Rilnuic tussle- before :xciling tcir.ci :is Jim met Jun. c!o:e lo Hie mat. 12.000 frins in New Champion I.ondos is shown 1IY WILLIAM IHIl.L) KH.LRFER 1 Manager, SI. l.ouis- Browns ! (Copyright.' 1031, NEA Service, inc.) | Greater hitting strength doesn't nccc.viaiily mean that the Browns Ihls year will win tin- American: League pennant, but 1 believe w« will have a stronger all-round j | team than the one that finished' ! ntlh in 1930 and we should make a ; belter Elimving. j Perhaps the first thing I'll have lo do this season Is lo make the acquaintance of a lot of new players. on ^-cstlin, t,i,e, did he/'We,,, ^^^"Ua't * v \%«.. Jim McMillen! And he did, In a. thrill-! pllsh during the season naturally York's Madision Square Garden. Here's one of the I will depend on the results we get BRUSHING UP SPORTS By La iiler ; Kid Infielders Pitching Staff Makes Kil< Icier HDVP His Doubts 1 Ic forcing McMlll'jn's shoulders dangerously A few minutes Inter the tills- holder nnithcd the challenger with a toe hod. Big Man of Brownies Luxora Juniors Split Two With Local Teams •. The Luxora Junior High caj; teams and the Blythevtllo Junior High teams divided a doubh-lieid- er at the Armory last night. The Luxora, .girls triumphed 30 to 0. while the Blytheville boys emerged victorious, Sfl to 27. 'The boys' game was a. thriller from,the start with the two t.nmi "waging a nip and tuck- battle all the way. The Blytheville boys led 16-to 10 at the half-but the Lsix- orans .waged a desperate fight to close in on the locals. A last min- ute.field goal sent tha Blytlicvllle boys in front. ^Ytoderlichiof Luxora wns the lisdlng"scorer with 14 points, while P'urtle and Moslcy scored.ten points each for Blytheville. Wilson played well at guard for Blytheville. Une-ups of girls' game: Blyl'nc- ville— Harwell, Stalcup, Howard, Heynolds, Booker and liviiustai. Luxora—George, Dell, George, Davis, Revere. Boys: Blytheville— Brogdon, Roberts, Mosley, Purtle. B.ums,. Wilson; Luxora,. Lynch, McRae, Scott, Wundcrllch, Corkrcn. BID YOU KNOW THAT—nip Collins, fleet, end for the Pitt Panthers' eleven last full, claims the plain and fancy lina- calllng championship" of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. . . Ho bonsls that lite "paulc-noiuV poiilc" has a three-mile wavelength . . . and that the. porkers just can't resist . . . Colllr.s cultivated the art, on his farm near Stcux City, la. . . i . A basketball player travels approximately 1 two and a third miles during a -'.O-minute game .. . . Prof. Stephen M. Corey' of Ve Paiuv floured this out. ustni; Franh Graham, De Pnuw floor guard, in the experiment . . . The Jesuits shuwa:! Graham moving approximately a mil: and a half on the offense . , . Among other things, it wa= learned that the ball changed hands from team to team at Hit- rate of once every 20.1 seconds. In the spring training period. I'm positive I brought up four fine young ball players from the Wichita Falls club of the Texas League. I had the pleasure of scouting them for a week last summer with Vice President McKvoy of our club. They really are fine prospects. Wo wound up the season last year with three kid infielders in (lie game. They were Irving Burns on first. Lin Slori on second and Jimmy Levey at short. Incidentally. there's an infield combination for you— Burns is t Boston Irishman. Storti is a California Italian and Levey is a Jewish kid from Pittsburgh. Those lads fairly burned up Texas with their fielding last year and If they don't help us a lot I'm go- Milg to be badly mistaken. Bums and Storti hit. well over .300'. while | °ther moundsman for us before the Levey batted .289. But here's the thing that impressed me—Burns .worked !n 100 double plays, Storti | in 142. acting as pivot in 83. of. them, of tn e staff, while Kirnsey. and 1 and Levey got in on 102 double Stiles with a year's experience 'may ' ' — . .. • PitRN6rSRMCW<5M4 RESERVE, To FACE HIM A)iD TOUCHES) our TUE MeiO" MAW ON A ROLLER DOUM Ifts «•*-•« Ficsr BASS LINE WMDEE fboeuT might turn up that will mean an- season gets under way., I'm counting on Blaelioider, Stewart, Gray and Coffman to form the backbone plays. Burns and Levey also figur- have Unproved sufficiently to become starting pitchers. Stewart is one of the best leftrhantiers in the game nnd never has been given credit for his skill. Larry Bettencourt. the Ai-Amer^ ican center .from St. Mary's in 1921, j comes back this year as an outfield- , Griflder Is Star Beat Racer Wade (Red) Woodworth, Northwestern's All-America guard In football last fall, holds several world speed records for short distances in outboartl motor boat racing. Utah Promoters Headline Own Eoxin-Rassliii Show ! Th<* 'Oldest of These Arc the Vitchers. , Little Doc Ebllns, Iralner of t Athletics, says that ifosrs Orovc should lio along, taking his turn i as a big league pitcher, for 15 mjre : years. That would.make Mose slili a major league pitcher at -10. Dec bases his' belief .on f:e fact tliat Grove pitches with a motion that causes very little-wear and tear en the muscles and joints. The doctor may be-pretty neatly right about Grove. There arc some pretty old physical frames that will be drugged to that pitching hill again this summer for their regular turn at fooling the boys. The other day Herb Pennock signed for another season with .th3 Yanks. He just, turned 37. Feb. 19. Jc-s-se Petty of d-.e Cubs will be that old in November. ! ed in one triple play. We have two additions to our catching staff. Rick Ferrell. of couise, figures as our regular receiver, but he'll not want for assistance while Russ Young and Jack Crouch arc around. Young comes to us from the Milwaukee Brewers, where he has been a good catcher for several years. Crouch is the fourth lad we picked up on that scouting trip to Wichita Falls.; jf out with Gulllo and Bad'gro'for We may not be overloaded with one outfield spot, but Goslin and pitchers, 1 fear, but something' Schulte should not have any diffi- er. We tried him on third in 1928 but since then he has been showing to better advantage in the oul- and some of the Abe •Kinninghaiu Leading Scorer In City League ! forward, third with 47 points. Kinningham and Woolcy each played in only six oi the seven contests their learns participated in i while Ellis played in all seven .games of his team's schedule. Woj^l • • .ley's record was unusual in that lie i played with a cellar team, the Apes Abe Kinningham, crack center of! fl " is! ! ing( "" J tie wieh the M "the Hubbard quintet, runner-up i' nts for thi: botto! " I>° 5lti °n. in the first half race, of the City Cage League which closed Thursday ! ATHLETES BETTER STUDENTS night, was Individual high point PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (UP)—Atii- player for the first half with a to- !etes arc better students than cth- tal of 53 points. t TO. declares Charles A. Dunn, of Travb Fills, elongated center of »• j™^™^- ?««» f"™* the Gas Hounds, champions of the loop the first half, was second with 51 points, and Logan Woolcy, Ape culty retaining their positions as regulars. of the various sport, leaders in the school. He says that pride in the fact that they are recognized leaders forces them to maintain ahljli scholastic standard. Read Courier News W,int Ads. Football Kicking Ro'uol E. C. Robertson, a Purdue football player in 1900, kicked s:vcr. goals from placement, against Rose j Poly. One was from the 35-yard I line while two each were boo'.jd Irom the 30, 25 and 20-yard marks Once Was Enough, But TTV^E The late Walter Eckersal!. 1 foo- ball star at Chicago, twice perform- i ed the feat of dropkicking five goib during a game, against Illinois In 1905 and against Nebraska a year! .later. ' — IrlAT IS So ORivJER. •CAM CHWJSE A COLLftRBitl- Tliey put en a real show McGillis. Verne McCnllough, left, anil Clmlrs By NBA Sen-ice i the SALT LAKE CITY, UtJh, Feb. 23. belt .-•cr_ t boxers could hit above the fronx any position, and the -Promoters of boxing and wrest-! wrestlers could apply any but the I ling shows which hav: resulted in j strangle hold.- Every contest save I frequent ledger entries in red ink! the featured windup resulted in jthis winter might take a tip trom i victory for the wrestlers McGillis •,a pair of Salt, Lake City promoters.! gave McCulloiigh a terrific b«!inc ! Charbs W. McGilih. boxing pro-; only to have the contest called a I motor who was champion ct Rocky'draw .Mountain professional llghtweijh; Salt Lake's two promoter* sr- rmU throwers between 1905 and 'prominent in the cl'.Vs busings nf- 11910. met R. Verne McCullcujh. fairs McGillis owns a hotel' Old Slr.ii ItiverS. There arc some fairly a«cd in- fieWers and otitfteldeis .'cimp.'ri around in the south this spring, but none of them can hold a candle to the three spltball pitchers unlimbering their aged win!;?. Faber, Qulnn and Mitchell. Mltehe-ll was 40 on Washington's blrthitay. ille exercised his wrinkled old win? in 25 games last season, with tne- Cardinals and later with the Gi, ants, and though he failed lo pitch : 10 complete games, his record shows 11 won and 3 lost. Another of the spilball r.in^crs, Bnrleigh Grimes, will be 38 before j the coming season ends, and he is j regarded as the ace'of the pennant' winning Cardinal staff, if you . please. Jack Quinn won nine and lost fcven for the Hacks last year, and if Qulnn Isn't past 50 years oil the Civil War Is just going to begin next ' v.cck. cjuinn used to, play "Andy : Over" with General Abr.er Donble- j day. and taught Abner ho-.v to I throw an outcurve. And. just to b3 forecasllnz, this department firmly nnd :-,,-.u«Uy believes - that the gr.iy-tliatrlKxl old • gentleman will win a down ball games for Hobble's tribe this year, if that new ball is what they say it is. Yrars anJ EartiKl Runs. Consider Faber. when September comes it will bring Big Red rMs 43d birthday, and the big lowan Miil mjmgcs to win ball games for '.h? Chicago White Sox. His earned run p.vernge for 1930, thouth he lost 13 games while winning 8. was Makeshift Methods Can Produce Only Makeshift Results •5.20. and that is better than George Enrnshaw's. Rube Walberg's. Al Thomas' and a number of others. But say, how about DA27.y V:uic" ar.d Adolfo Luquo? The D.i?^ will be 33 March -t. nr.d L;;qi:e will li» « in August. Vance led thnn all in jcainwi run vatir.g? l n ix>:h leagues . last K.ijon. wir.nlno n and losing . i The entire program was a mixed ancl a string of automobile laffalr, with- rules stipulating that' stations. Did You Ever Play GOLF With a Croquet Mallet? Your grand-uncle Dudley's cherished wicket-smasher will provide you with a world of exercise on the golf course. But the best Pro couldn't smash par with such makeshift methods. Advertisers, like golfers, want results to show for their efforts. And it's certain that the largest advertising- appropriation, spent for indifferent methods, will not increase voluume. Since your ad in the Daily Courier News will reach 4,500 of Blytheville's buying families isn't it logical that Courier News space is the best way to reach your market? NEWS rtcad Ccurirr News vrant Ads.