The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 14, 1950
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FRIDAY, APRIL 14, mm AT, APRH, 14, 19BQ W VTTTFVTT T F fARK | John Staples Resigns From Chick Staff - Southern Association Opens Today % • •4h4h4k««A M ^IAA _ _______ " ~~~"~~— • -^ , __^ • • Successor Not Selected as Yet Line Coach Plans . To Enter Business 4f In Tuscaloosa, Ala. John Staples, who has been line coach of the Chicks for 'the past two years, hns resigned his position effective June 1, It was announced yesterday. Announcement of Staples' resignation was made yesterday by Head Coach Russell Moslcy and confirmed by W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. His resignation was tendered and accepted yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the Blytheville School Board. His successor has not been named. Staples, a team male of Coach Moslcy's at the University of Alabama before and after the war came to Bl.vtheville as Mosley's assistant In the spring of 1948 and thai fall playr A a bii; part In coaching the Chicks to their first state football championship in seven years. Graduate of Alabama He Is a native of Owensboro, Ky., and a graduate of the University of Alabama. Coach Staples said yesterday that he planned to leave Blythevlile for Tuscaloosa. Ala., late next month lo enter the confectionary business with his brother, Ralph Staples. "t hate to leave BIytheville, Coach Staples said in announcing his plans, "the fans here bave been wonderful and I will always regard these fans as my friends. I have en- C d working with Russ (Coach ley), his staff, and officials nf school very much." la confirming Coach Staples' resignation. Mr. Nicholson said [hat he wanted "to make it clear thai Coach Staples is leaving strictly on his own accord. He h_as been a good coach and we hate to lose him and the board Is letting him go with deep regret." Mar Name Successor Soim There were Indications this morning that Staples' successor may be named within the next few day's. I has. been the board's policy in the past to accept bids for anv, vacant coaching position and at the same time allow the head of the Athletic Department to recommend an applicant for the job. Coach Mosley Is expected to make his recommendation this weekend. However, it was pointed out iha because an applicant Is recommended by the athletic head does no mean that applicant will receive thi appointment. . His application Is studied by th board along with the others with jlj(-: board making" the final decision lB«was explained. BACK IN CHIPS — Moo« Peters, ruled off for life u > trainer in 1M7, M back ta a jotkejr. At 33, he dbplajed ail his old skill storing a eo»e»- tive triple at Laurel. He WM the riding championship in 1JJ4 at 1«. —Courier News Photo RESIGNS—John staples, assistant football coach at Blytlieville High School for the past two years, yesterday tendered his resignation effective June • 1. Goach Stables said he planned to enter the confectionary business with his brother in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Two-County Softball Loop Is Considered Plans for the organization of a Southeast Missouri-Northeast Arkansas softball league to Include teams from Mississippi County and Pemiscni C-:?nty, Missouri, were announced today by Bill Godwin, BIytheville sporting goods dealer. Mr. Godwin said that there has been quite a bit of interest shown in the formation of such a league and that firms in two Missouri cities and one in BIytheville have Indicated they, would sponsor teams If such a league is formed. The two Missouri cities that have Indicated an interest in the leagre are Caruthersville and Steele Godwin said. Tlic present plans are to line up six or eight teams for the league with league games to be played two nights a week. Mr. Godwin said that he planned to talk to softball enthusiasts in Osceola and in Hayti. Holland. Senath and Hornersville in an effort to obtain enough teams (or an ei<>hl member circuit. He said that he planned to schedule a meeting of representatives of interested. cities for next week at which time more concrete plans will be made: Exhibition Baseball Results Yesterday's Results Boston (A) 16, Richmond (PL) Cleveland (A) 4, New York (N) Detroit (A) 7, Chicago fA) 5 St. Louis (A) 2, Pine Bluff (CSL1 Washington (A) 7, Refdsville (Cart 7 (tie, 9 innings) Chicago (N) 7, St. Louis (N) 4 New York (A) at Pittsburgh (N) (snow) Philadelphia (N) at Cincinnat (N) (snow) Today's Schedule Philadelphia (N) vs. Philadelphia (A) at Philadelphia. Washington (A) vs. Baitimor (ID at Baltimore. Boston (A) vs. Boston (N) a Boston. New York (A) vs. Brooklyn <N at Brooklyn. Cincinnati (N) vs. Indianapolis (AA) at Richmond, Ind. Cleveland (A) vs. New York (N at Indianapolis, Intl. Missouri Colleoe To Name Coach SPRINGFIELD, <AP}_ Southwest Mo.. April 14 Missouri StaU College's Board of Regents wil meet here next Wednesday to In terview candidates for the basket ball coaching Job. Each of 17 applicants will be giv en 15 minutes in which to state hi qualifications. Following the interviews, Presi dent Roger H. Taylor says the Man will elect a successor to A. J. (Andy McDonald, who has been promotci to college Physical Edtication De partment director. McDonald coached Southwes Missouri state basketball team fo 25 years DAY AND NIGHT SERVICi Auto Wash Job Lubrication 1'hone 4422 for Pickup & Deliverj BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Hayfi Captures 'rack Title Again Thincluds Trip Eight- Other Schools to Win Second Straight Meet HAYTI, Mo., April 14. — Hayti iBh School's track team won its ;cond consecutive Pemlscot County •ack title here yestrday defeating ght other schools in the Pemlscot ounty meet. Coach Bee Underwood's thlnclads nassed a total of 53-1)2 points in inning the title. Caruthersvllle as second with 28-1J2 points, peering took third place honors f 'th 23, Warden was fourth with 9, Braggadocio fifth with 14, Bragg ity scored nine, Steele three and olland two. Individual scoring honors were Iso carried off by Hayti. Dorris nd Davis, two members of the Hayti sijuad each scored 10-3'4 »lnls which was high for the meet. ^ruton of Braggadocio was runner- P with 10-1|2 points. A strong wind which prevailed iroughout the meet cut some of lie times and distances consider- bly and prevented new county re- •jrds from being set. Winners In the Pemiscot County iect will enter the regional meet t Cape Ginrdeau April 28. John Palmer, Mangrum Lead AtlantatOpen By Sterling Slappej ATLANTA, April 14. (If,- Two of America's finest professionals — fohn Palmer and Lloyd Mangrum— laven t won a golf tournament this •ear but they're of; in the lead of l ie $10,000 North Pulton Open. The brace of veterans shot 69's I the first round yesterday and hold one stroke leads over five" other lolfers. Strong, chilling winds ripped icross the 6.7G2-yard, par 71 North Fulton Park Course, and the golf- rs who hit the highest drives uffered the most. Well seasoned Mangrum, Palmer ind the other stars play from California to Florida 0:1 the winter ournament circuit kept their wood hots out of the wind and low along the ground. Two other publicized professionals, an amateur and two comparative unknowns had to settle for me-under 'par Id's. ' The 70 shooters were Henry Ransom of St. Andrews, ill.; Clayton learner of Charlotte. N. C.; ama- tuer Frank Stranahan of Toledo Ohio; Avery Beck of Raleigh, N C.I and Harold Williams of Tusca- oosa, Ala. Last week jimmy Demaret won he masters with 283 strokes. At forth Pulton he took a par and aid he was "delighted to have t." P.G.A. champion Sam Snead of White Sulphur Springs, w. va. and five others came in with ever >ar golf. After the second round of th( 72-hole tournament the field wil Je cut to the lowest CO scorers plu:. enough amateurs to guarantee 10 non-professionals. ASTC Tops Magnolia WALDO, Ark., April 14. — losers got two home runs, but Ark ansas State Teachers College entlet on top, 11-6, in a baseball gamt with Magnolia A. and M. here yes- lerciay. Pat Baker hit four out o: five for the winners. Peanut shells are regarded . most gardeners as excellent mate, lal to use In mulching both flowei and vegetables. by Arsenic sprays are the mos harmful to bees of all insecticides. NEW DUDS—Outfielders Sid Gordon, left, and Willard Marshall, right, Kive the Braves power at the plate and in throwing. Buddy Kerr, the third ex-Giant, is a fine shortstop. TRAINING CAMP BRIEFS By the Associated Presi NEW YORK, April 14. <fl*,—Ynn- Saturday night's schedule game «t kee Manager Casey Stengel believes he has so many good men that he'll have to play them on a share-the-work plan. Stengel expects to use the two- platoon system at third base, left field, right field and first base. He claims there Isn't a regular player now at any of those spots. Sfank.v Has Competition INDIANAPOLIS, April 14. W) — Eddie Stanky, the New York Giants second baseman who gets on base one way or another has a rival In out/I elder Don Mueller. Mueller got on base three times in yesterday's 4-2 loss to Cleveland, once on a walk and twice on hits. He leads the Giants In most hits, 42. Stanky batted three times, walked twice and singled. He has drawn 31 walks in 25 games. Louisville of the American Association to the afternoon. "Ftemind me never to hook • an- )thcr night game In spring training," said Red. T.emon to Open INDIANAPOLIS. April 14. (/P) — It was official today. Bob Lemon and not Bob Feller will be on the mound when the Cleveland Indians open this year. There was little doubt about Lemon getting the honor, but Boudreau -held off his announcement until just before game time yesterday. Feller has been almost'a fixture at the job, hurling three Inaugurals before the war and four since he returned from wartime service in the' Navy. Lemon tunel up for the opener yesterday when he went the route for the first time this season and held the New York Giants to five hits. Cleveland won the contest, played In 40-degree cold in Kansas City, 4-2. Chesnes or Chambers PITTSBURGH, April 14. (A>) — Bob Chesnes or Cliff Chambers will slart on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates when they open their National League season at St. t/mls Tuesday night. Pirate Manager Billy Meyer said today that Chesnes definitely will be on the mound In an exhibition against the Washington Senators at the capital tomorrow. He Inferred that If Chesnes continues to show the form he's displayed recently he will get the nod over Chambers for the opening day assignment. City Series Starts PHILADELPHIA, April 14. (/P>— Connie Mack warms up for his 50th year as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics today as he sends his A's against the Phils In the first of a three-game city series. The 87-year-old Mack will send little southnaw Bobby Shantz against the Phils. Cards, Browns Go Home ST. LOUIS, April 14. pp)_The St. Louis Cardinals and the Browns planned to work out today on their home field. The two teams will play n two- game city series Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The Cards aren't too proud of their grapefruit record this year They have 13 victories against 17 defeats. They dropped 11 of their last 14 games and 15 of their last 20 to major league opponents. The Browns, who played their last spring road exhibition game at Pine Bluff, Ark., yesterday, have 16 victories, 15 defeats and two ties Coach Resigns No More Night Games MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 14. Willed Rolfe wants nothing more to do with night games in spring training. It has been too cold. After experiences here the Detroit Tiger manager is trying to move up CABIN STILL Your favorite bourbon is back. This is the same full-flavorccJ, old- style sour mash Kentucky bourbon you enjoyed before the war. Nothing ncio has been added KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY LOUISVILLE. KENTUCK Y 4/5 Qt. Z Pim *l 4 5i.Pinl SEATTLE, April 14. (AP) — Art McClarney resigned his basketball and baseball coaching berths ,at the University of Washington yesterday. He said he did so on doctor's orders. SPTS—OSBORN TO COLGATE .. HAMILTON, N.Y., April 14. (AP) —Ted Osborn. end coach at Kentucky University since 1948. today joined Colgate University's footba coaching staff as end coach. IT COSTS NO MORE TO BUY IT HERE Vou do not pay any premium here for the certain knowledge that joti are getting what yon :xpect when you buy a used cir. 1947STUDEBAKER Champion .1-door with radio & heater. . .No. R546. $1095. 1947 KAISER 1-door Sedan...No. R5I3. $895. 1939 HUDSON i-door Sedan...No. 1061 $395. 1940 OLDSMOBILE •t-door Sedan. . .No. 12'I8 $395. 1946 DODGE '/z-Ton Pickup. ..No. J.055. $595. Your car taken In pat* payment. Easy terms lo still year need. BIytheville Motor Co. Broadway & Chickasawba Phone .1122 !t. ard Games To Be Aired On 75 Stations ST. LOUIS. April 14. (/T)—Games the^St. Louis Cardinals this year 111 be broadcast over 75 radio itions In 10 states—('.escribed by lm> president Fred Salgli as the ation's largest baseball network. Harry Caray and Gabby Streel HI continue to handle the broad- asts. This year, for the first time ley will travel with the Cardinal.' iroughout the season. Each gnmc 111 be broadcast from the park i which It IK played. Parts of the gi'ines here will be Devised, as they were lost year algh said. The Cardinals take on the Brown omorrow and Sunday in the nnnun Ity-series. Then the Red rjlrd. pen the season against PlIAs ,irgh Tuesday night at Sports- ian's Park. The night onener for the Cardln I* will be the first of Its kini the major leagues. Ambler Recovering LITTLE ROCK, April 14. (/[«)E -Bob Ambler, star baskelbal nter at the University of Arkan- Pearson Denies He is Planning To Sue Big 7 NOHMAN, Okla., April M. (/P)—A 'oimer University of Oklahoma football player denies he Is plan- ling IfBiil action agntnst the Big Seven Conference to regain his eligibility. But despite Llndcll Pearson's statement. Oklahoma City attorney Clarence E. Morrison declares he may press the stilt anyway unless Big Seven faculty representatives give the star halfback a hearing. Pearson denied he would be a party lo such a suit yesterday, although he admitted talking vi Morrison several times. After being one oi (he nation's leading ground gainers for two seasons at Oklahoma. Pearson was re- ecntly ri'lcd ineligible to play another year. The conference Fncultv Commltlt-e ruled he used un a year's "liprlbllllv when he played with freshman and "B" squad at the University of Arkansas In 1941 be fore enrolling at Oklahoma. "Morrison told me that he though he might build enough public sen tlment to force the Rig Seven U change the ruling," Pearson said. •• told him that was all right but didn't want to get into nnythlii: ridiculous or embarrassing. I don' want nnyllilng like n damage suit the athlete added. Morrison said he had prepared brief on the case and circulated I among members of the State Bn Association. He asked the lawyer for their opinions on Pearson rights. The attorney said he was awallln answers to his circular letter bcfor making a decision on filing the sull Jack Kramer Defeats Gonzales for 76th Time BTNG1TAMTON, N.Y., April 1 'AP)— Jack Kramer has won h 70th match in 10 professional tei nls - exhibitions against Panel] Oonzales. The score last night was «-l, 6 for Kramer. In the preliminary, Prank Park er defeated Bobby Rlggs, 6-4, 6 They play In Yonkcrs tonight. The found eague to Start 2nd Half Century Nashville Vols Picked To Win Pennant; New Gate Record Expected By Sterling Slappejr Associated Press Sports Writer The old Southern Baseball Asso- :latlon opens the second half century ot life today with the accent on youth. The eight teams" of the league— with the average age of player* :onsldcrably lower than in any other postwar season—are expected to open their 154-game schedules before more than 76.000 fans. Opening games are Little Rock at Memphis, Mobile at Now Orleans, Birmingham at Atlanta, and Chnt- lanooga at Nashville. After three ?amcs each in the first round opening cities, teams will trade places for the final round of starting games. Tlic Nashville Vols are the pick to win the pennant by sports writers and announcers. If the pick la correct the Southern will have Its (Erst threfi-tlmes-ln-succcsslon king. Klrmlngham Ratnl Hljh Bchlnci the Vols in the poll came Birmingham, Memphis, New Orleans, Atlanta, Mobile, Little nock and Chattanooga. ; The 10-19 finish was Nashville, Birmingham, Mobile, New Orleans, Atlanta, Little Rock, Memphis and Chattanooga. Opening games last year attracted 72,039 paid fans and the draw this season is expected to be larger If tiie weather Is good,' President Charlie Hurlh «i\ys. President Hurlh says "I honestly think the Southern has every right to be optimistic this season. Although we Just missed the two million paid attendance mark last year, I believe we are almost a certainty to pass it this season. Two new managers are In the Southern this season—Don Osborna at Nashville, and the great Dixie Walker of Atlanta. Osborne managed the Macon Peaches of the Class A South Atlantic League to a pennant last year and Walker brought to a close m magnlflclent career In the major leagues with * season at Pittsburgh. mineral cobalt has bee. essential In building th newly discovered vitamin D12. Pltnl here after an operation fo correction of a knee nllment. H .— ,_..^, tj UI /mum- turrecuon or a knee nilme as, .Is recovering a t Baptist Hos was repeorled resting w P T Convoy Host to Meet CONWAY. Ark., April 14. four-team track meet was scheduled here today with Arkansai State Teachers College »s host. Other contendern: Arkansas Tech Magnolia A. and M,, Little Rock Junior College. INTRODUCING OUR NEW SERVICE MANAGER ROGER MAULDIN Mr. Mauldin comes (o us from down Texas way...having spent the past two years with the Hob Harris Molor Co. of Pasadena, Texas. Roger has a background of 15 years in the service business except for the four years he spent in the Army Air Corps during the war H is indeed a pleasure for us lo recommend Roger lo ail of our friends and customers. We know you will like the careful, personal allenlion he will give you in the servicing of your car or truck. WE INVITE YOU TO DROP IN AND MEET ROGER AND WELCOME ANOTHER NEW CITIZEN TO OUR GROWING CITY OF BLYTHEVILLE. BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. South's Finest Service Broodwoy & Chickasawba Phone 4422

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