The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1946 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 11, 1946
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PAGE SIX. BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS T|ers Crowned State Champions : Little Rock Overcomes Jonesboro, 46 to 39; Thompson Top Scorer ^JONESBORO, Ark., Mar. 11 — Uttle Rock.Tigers won their third consecutive Arkansas state high boys basketball championship Saturday night, defeating Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, K to 39, In the final. Forward Dickie Thompson looped 23 points to pace Little Rock's attack, and in the final quarter his sharpshootlng continually kept the Tigers out In front. Apparently Thompson actually was the difference between victory and defeat for the Pebble Citans. Jonesboro clicked early and held a 12-11 lead at the cud of the first qubttr^.Tjiey. held Hie Advantage until just two minute.5 before the half's close, when Little Hock spurted ahead for a 24-21 margin at the midpoint. Also the Tigers were on top to stay. The- first half saw the teams deadlocked on five occatlons. and the .lead swapped hands a number of times. In the second half, however, Lit-. tie Rock ran quite smoothly, while Jonesboro fell further behind. Score after three quarters was 34-30 for Little Rock. Thompson dropped baskets from all -angles In the last qiiartre. Roughness was ntkcable in the game, as attested by 44 fouls. 24 against Jonesboro and 20 against tattle Hock. Chester Owen, the Tigers' star center, went oul on fouls in the fourth quarter, and Gene Carr of Jonesboro had the "same fate. •Joe Mobley led Jonesboro's scoring with 11 points. ; Before defeating Jonesboro. the Tigers had won from Greenwood. Van Bureu and RusscllviUc in the tourney. Little Rock apparently played belter in the title \jame than any other contest. The Tigers placed five men on the all-state squad. Dickie Thompson, and Bobby Boggess, also on last year's team; Chester Owen, . Earl Harvey and Wayne Berry. Jonesboro placed four men, James Sloan, James Hinson, Gene Carr and Joe Mobley. Others on the squad were Mack DePriest and James West of Van Buren; John Dalrymple of Pine Bluff and Harold Haggard of Bcebe. Little Rock 46 Pos 3D F. 7 F. a. G. G. Siibstitules: Little Rock—Carson 4 and Harvey 5. Jonesboro — Stephens 4. TODAY'S SPOBT PARADE Elmer Ray 'Too Good' To Get Garden Bouts, Manager Says BY OSCAR FKALEY Unil*d PITHS Sports Writer MIAMI, Fla., March n. (UP) — Minneapolis Tommy O'Laughlin, manager or heavyweight Elmer (Violent) Ray, chnrged today Hint his boy wasn't given a "break" In New York because the Florida Negro punches hard enough to shutter Mike Jacobs' monopoly of maul. A dapper, bl»ck-halred Irishman, Minneapolis Tommy Is trying to talk his way Into a shot at any of the so-called "name" heavyweights. If Itiworks, he is certain that the explosive' punches of the violent one will force Uncle Mike to match the ^ nt-chrlstcned Elmo with the winner of the Louis-Conn bout this summer. Tommy, however, isn't very confident, • "They don't want ii good heavyweight In New York who won't take orders," he said, his blue eyes snapping. "They want close matches which will call for re-matches because Mike has a weekly radio contract for fight broadcasts and good fighters are scarce. Dut Ray goes out there and knocks them flat so fust that there is virtually no broadcast.' 1 The handsome, fast-talking manager believes devoutly that If his one-time battle royal boy ever was given an opening he would march right through the ranks—including Louis. And therein lines another catch, he claims, because if that happened Jacobs no longer would have the heavyweight crown tied «i> neatly as his personal promotion Ray, a Hastings. Fin,, product who has been going like a prairie fire ever since O'Laughlin took him over two nnd a half years ago, was given two chances in New York. "He was too good," Tommy moaned. "Jacobs matched him with Johnny White last spring and he flattened White In one round. They put him against a negro fighter named Shnnius O'Brien In the second fight and Ray stiffened him in four rounds. I asked for one of the top white fighters Ilien—Lee Oma, Taml Maurlello or somebody in that class Thompson Coleman Owen Berry Boggess 23 2 5 '2 5 5 11 7 5 Jonesboro Sharp Hinson Moblej Carr Sloai —anil got the quickest biushol! you ever saw. They know Klmcr was loo good." There must be something in what Minneapolis Tommy has to say, because his lighter has won his last 30 starts, chilling 33 of those customers Inside Ihe .scheduled distance. All of which is a li-stitno- ulal to O'Laughiin's managerial skill, for Hay was a [;yimmsium punching bag when Tommy ptckctl him up. 'I saw he could punch ami now we've proved It," he said. 'Tin partial to punchers and Hay is one of Ihe lK?st ever." Elmer proved that n long lime ago, In Florida's legal battle royals where 10 men are put in the rliiK and tho winner lakes all. Hay had a system that lei him win lil of those free for alls. In these bouts,; the usual order Is for (he little fs In gang up on the biggest man; and work down the batting order in that manner. Elmer .simply dropped to the lloor when the bell sounded, crawled to a corner, placed his back ilnst the ropes mid Ilien took Ihe whole gang as it came at him. In between picking up these purses and acting as a spurring partner, nay wrestled nlllgiilors on the side to give tourists a thrill. Which should prove he'd be no failing fighter against Louis, those alligators don't wrestle with a preconceived plan like the regular mat beheinaths. One slip, brother, and you're an ex-alligator wrestler. One of the peculiar things about Elmer is that his eyes cross when lie lights although at other times they're perfectly normal. Minneapolis Tommy denies that it's a new sort of "evil eye" strategy. "He does all his hexing with his hands." O'Laughlin asserted. "Maybe most of those 36 guys we've beaten were stiffs but they were the best we could get. Ray will fight and heat anybody, even Jue Louis or Billy Conn." He might, loo, because: anybody wlio will be live ball to an alligator isn't going to roll over and play dead, not even for jolttn' Jou. Roberts, By id Pitted Against Wolfe, Welch MONDAY, JIAHCII 11, 19-10 Joe Wolfe an booked to face Jack Welch some pretty opposition In Promoter Mike roney's weekly mat show Mc- Recl 90 lean Legion Arena Monday night They are scheduled to face Roberts and Floyd 'Byrd in minute time limit tag match. Wolfe Is an unusually tall man built along powerful lines with big shoulders and arms, when It comes to the rough stuff he's right In there with the roughest and he Isn't one bit timid about throwing those dukes. lie also uses tin flying tackle to a good advantage Wolfe is teamed with Jack Welch who makes him an Ideal mute for tills venture. These two gents pack lots of power, speed and skill an d can get about as rough as the next jne. "Hough Red" Roberts teamed with Floyd Byrd complete the cast for the main event. Roberts keeps the fans laughing throughout the performance with his stunts. Roberts doesn't hesitate to make Mernney the object of some of these, at the same time though, he knows just how far he can go without getting disqualified. TJyrd. too. Is a dangerous foe In the squared circle. He Is fast and powerful and makes a good male for Roberts. In his past performances fans and foes have come to respect his speed and power. The evening's entertainment gets underway promptly at 8:15 with Roberts opposite Wolfe in the first preliminary and Welch vies< with livid for victory in the second. They are booked for 30 minutes or Bead Oqpner Mem win* Ad* Relief At last* For Your Cough Cnomulston relieves promptly be- cause'It goes right to .the seat of the trouble to help loosen and expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, Inflamed bronchial mucous mem- bnmeyTell your druggist to sell you a botU» of Creotnulslon with the un- derstapding you must like the way A qak£ty: allays the coiigh or you are to h»v» your money back. • CREOMULSION for Coughs,Chest Colds, Bronchitu Demarel-Hogan Team Is Winner Hogan Sinks 20-Foot Putt On 36th Green In Four-Ball Event MIAMI, Fla., March 11. (UP) — ! Ben Hogan, who has become the' game's top money winner this season, canned a great "clutch" putt yesterday when he sank a 20-footer on -the 3«th green to give the Jimmy Demaret-Hogan team the $7,500 International Pour-ball Championship by a two-up margin over the powerhouse driving combination of Sammy Byrd and Sammy Snead. Both Sncad and Byrd, who teed off for tlie final hole one down, were on the 36th green in two nnd had easy putts. But when Hogan's plunked in the cup for a birdl*!- thrce, they didn't bother io pint out and conceded the match. The scorer gave Byrd and Snead birdies but Ihc pros in the club house agreed it was a two-up victory because tho rules state that when a contestant .concedes a'-hole,'-and does not pull it out, the hole is awarded to the winners. The winners, who succeed Byron Kelson ami Harold Mccjpndcn as four-ball champions, split (he $2,0(10 first place money with the losers sharing SI,SOU. 37 Basketball Teams To Play In 4-H Tournament At Gosnell Tile North 4-H Council MisslsslpjJi county has announced Its loss, each winner scoring a. slni fall. '« le bci schedule for the largest basketball tournament in the history of this event. There are 31 learns entered in Ihe tournament to be held at Gosnell beginning Tuesday night and continuing through Saturday. The Gosnell club Is playing host lo the other clubs for the third straight year and is furnishing for the winning teams over $100 worth of trophies. Thirteen schools are furnishing the 37 teams, Both boys and girls participate in the tournament and they have an A and B division for each group. Schools participating arc Armorel, Blackwatcr, Box Elder. Clear I«ike, Gosnell, Lone Oak, Lost Cane, Number Nine, Pawheen, Promised Land, Reece, Shady Grove, and Yarbro. The boy's and girl's local leaders give splendid cooperation In helping to make the tournament n success because they say It gives so many of their rural boys and girls an opportunity for organized and Inter-school recreation and competition. Those eligible to play include any boys or girls between the ages of 10 and 21 years regularly enrolled In 4-H Club work and have submitted a record book on then- project work for 1945. Tuesday Night "II" Boys of promised Land I/one Oak; "A" Boys of Promised Land Reece; "A" Girls of Promised Land vs Oosnell; "A" Boys of Gosnell vs Number Nine; "B" Boys of Box Elder vs Niun- o! Lost Cone vs Clear "B" Gins Lake; "B" Boys of Lost Cane vs. Reece; "A" Girls of Lost cane vs Armorel; "B" Boys of Gosnell vs Clear Lake: "A" Boys of Box Elder vs Clear Lake. Armorel Club Meets A meeting of the Junior 4-H Club «t Armorcl was held Monday with OUie Lee McAdoo, newly elected president, presiding. There were 44 club members and 40 leaders present. The group sang, led by Mary K. Dyer, song captain. Reports were given by the following group captains: Billy Wheeler, cotton captain; Larry Lucy, pig captain; James Ashmore, calf captain; Rowena Hughes, clothing captain, Nelda Goodlow. poultry captain; Billie Sue Welch, home improvement captain; Mary K. Dyer, foods and cookery captain; Richard Hardin, potato captain; and Clifford Sanders, corn captain. 4-H Club Captains Report At Meeting The Promised Land 4-H Club held a meeting Wednesday with Nellie Don Ashby presiding. Thirty- nine members and one leader were present. The group sang, led by Annie Ruth Allred, song captain. Reports were made by the following group captains: Herbert Nave, cotton captain; Fay Johnson, pig captain; R. o. Plunkett, call captain;. Betty Cameron, gardening and canning captain; Kitty Plunkett, clothing captain; Edward Beasley, poultry captain; and Am; Needham, room improvement captain. The following members, Kitty Bell Pleunkctt. Topsy Rittenberry, and Billy Gene Manp, were appointed to serve on .the program committee. . {i Miss Cora Lee Coleman, home demonstration agent, gave a demonstration on clothing and William O. Hazelbaker, assistant county agent, gave a demonstration on seed testing, One of the most sparkling bodies of water in New England is Lake Umbagog, which is Indian for 'muddy water." r Nine. personnel separation center in Jacksonville, Fla. » » * Mrs. Marvin Fullerlon has received her word from her husband, Private Fullerton, that he has landed in Germany. * • • Mrs. Jimmie Chaunell lias received word from her husband. T-5 Channell, that he is now .stationed in the Philippines. Death Valley uas first explored by while men in 1847. Steele-C»oter Society— Personal Billy May, radioman second class. :ia s returned to his at San Diego, after spending a 30-day leave with his mother, Mrs. Nora May. • • • Jepthn w. Hhlneharl. (.seaman first, class, of Sleek-, has been discharged from the Navy at the Don't Say Bread Say - f^ MKI.IEVK SORETHRQAT dut to a cold...let a Kulc time-tested WICKS V VAPORUB let Me Erect Your Prefabricated House Free Estimates—No Obligation 0. W. PARRTNGTON '411& So. Lilly Blytheville, Ark. Wednesday Night Radios Repaired Auto - Electric We Pick Up and Delivet Just Received! Electric Phonographs With Automatic Record Changer. 12 Ten Inch Records. Ten 12 Inch Records. $49.95 CITY RADIO REPAIR 324 East Main Phone 2407 Radio Service "Ptf" An«*l Refrigerator Service Fred Lawler Washer & Ironer Service Philip Frel Vacuum Cleaners, Fans. Irons and Small Appliances Repaired. Baby jumper swings Baby walkers and strollers Pyrex glassware—household waxes and cleaner—cutlery. Phonograph records and accessories. Fans*-attic. window, pedestal, and table types. Adams Appliance Co., Inc. J. W. Adams, MET. Successors to Hardaway Appliance Co., Inc. Phone 2071 206-08 West Main VapoRub mclt in your mouth ... works fine! HUDSON Sales and Service Roy K. Baker Is now bart In «»r Service Department ready in give yon that quality service^** la prewar time*. We have a large stock oF anto and track parts. Glin Harrison Motor Co. 517 W. Ash St. : Phone 2552 WRESTLING Legion Hut, Monday, March 77, - 8 p. m. Adults, 36c, Tax "9o—Total «c. Reserved Seats 12c, Tax 3c—Total, 15c. Children's Seats 12c, Tax 3c, Total, ISc. Reserved Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena Every Monday From 6 p. m. on TAG MATCH Byrd and Roberts Wolfe and Welch A/so 2 One-Fall 30-Minute Matches RED ROBERTS vs. JOE WOLFE JACK WELCH vs. FLOYD BYRD HART'S Bread Don't Gamble any Longer! The Present Used Car Market Will Never Be Higher Sell Your Car to us NOW/ and Get The TOP CASH PRICE ANY MAKE — ANY MODEI, You don't hare to Shop Around—Drive in to us and Get TOP CASH PRICE. Langston-Wroten Company : •}'•>•• Authorized BUICK Sales and Service 553 Walnut and Broadway TIME... Is the Essence of Our Business Quick Service-Better Cleaning Ready in 8 Hours Bring Your Clothes in the Morning They'll Be Reody At 5 O'Clock TIME To Have Your Winter Clothes Berlou Mothproofed It Will Protect Them Against Moths for 10 Years. We'll Store Them for You Too — Fully Insured. HUDSON CLEANER CLOTHIER TAILOR 320 West Main St. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2612 Phone 2611 for Prompt • Hoad Service • Tire Recapping • IJaltery Changing • Washing and ' Lubrication • Polishing and Waxing • Expert Ford Mechanics • Truck Tires—any size Hours—6 to 6—7 Days MARR'S AUTO SERVICE _Ash at Second Street CHICK THEATRE "Where Happiness Costs So Little" Week Days: Start* at 7 p. m. Last Time Today "LADY in the DARK" in Technicolor with Warner Baxter and Ginger Rogers Also News and Shorts Tuesday BUDDY NIGHT 15c to All "CORVETTE K-225" 15c lo All with Randolph Scolt and Noah Beery Jr. ALSO SHORTS OPEN 6:45; STARTS 7 p. m Last Time Today 'Here ComekV the Co-Eds 1 Bud Abbott Lou Costcllo Paramount News & Shorts Tuesday PAL NITE 'Her Lucky Night' with the Andrews Sisters Martha O'DriscolI, Noah Beery Jr. Alsu Shorts RTTZ THEATRET Manila, Ark. Open at 6:00, Show Starts at 6:14. Last Time Today "JOHNNY ANGEL" with George Rait, Claire Trevor, and SiRne Itasso ANGEL when a French slrl loved him! DEVIL when a New Orleans woman kissed him! DEADLY when a murderer crossed him! Short, "KhjlHm Ramblers" and KKO News. Tuesday "There Goes My Heart" wilh Frederic March, Virginia Bruce, Palsy Kelly and Eugene Pallctte Cartoon "Dosic Roundup" and KKO News New Theater Manila's Finest S.UnnUy & Snnday, Mai. I o'clock Sunday A Tuesday NifhU, 5;3« o'clock All other nights, S o'clock. I Last Time Today "RHAPSODY IN BLUE" with Joan Leslie and Robert Alda News and Comedy Tuesday"" % —BARGAIN NIGHT— "SONG OF MEXICO" with Artcla Mara and Edgar Barrier Plus Serial and Come4? Admission _n c i

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