The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 19, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 19, 1946
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PAGE EIGHT P1.YTHEV1LLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS (41 Tournament Fjnak Are Held Lott Cone Boys And " MMll Girt* Win Division Titles ••JLt very fine Promised Laud B firk team Saturday night at Gos- neU ^defeated the strong Box Eider gbrl«' by »"score of. .7 to 6 winning lllft.pice In the B girls division of th(f annual North Mississippi County 4-H Club Basketball Tourna- nwnt. The Promised Land girls had previously defeated the strong Qos- nfU'teum by » score of 6 to 5 to pl«ce themselves in the final game. Statistics' on this game arc as follows: '':" (B Girls) Box -, Elder Ilihners . Cjpuch . Hanners Bfteridge . EJehardson ' Pos. P F P G G Q p G Pos- F P . P P P F Pis. 1 4 1 Zicnfery 'Promised Land Jufie Little Arln Needham . ... Kitty Plunkett . . CJifiTlene Cameron Topsy RJtlenberry . Charlene Tart . ... Anns Allrcd . G Nell' Asliby . G Cj/neron G Fpwler Q P^ula Ashby G Shirley Mullen G "''The Gosnell girls defeated Number Nine In a consolation game 18 iq 6 for third place in the B girls 'division. - In another very exciting final Cainc the Gosnell B boys were fi- bafjy able to defeat the Lone Oak tffm 14 to 11. Lone Oak led In swing 7 to 6 at the half and it was offly in the last minutes of the ifnje that Gosnell was finally able to'piil! ahead. Tills win gave Gos- i«ll first place in the B boys dlvl- sjon and 'Lone Oak second. Their t»jne was as follows; .'L.... ,.<B Boys) . 'ppsneli Pos. PUs. James Blaylock P <> Harold Ward P S Carl Ledbetter C 2 Bjjddy Donnar G .1 O^e'n Ingram .... Carrel Carter . ... I&vld West David Blnylock . . SfOBT Shortstop Bill Rigney Seems Sure Success In Giant Infield »y OSCAK FRALEY United Frew Sport* Writer MIAMI,' Fla.. Mar. 19. (U,P.» — It's a little difficult to talk about baseball's rookj* of the year even before the season gets under way but right now it figures to be a young Cfllifornign who worries more about a wife and son in Oakland and an apartment in New York than about making good under the big top. William Rlgney of the New York Giants, the chap In question, looms as one or the real baseball finds of this or any year. Here, baseball men tell you, is a kid with everything, a big timer before he lias showed his wares on a major league diamond. It only takes onc look to clinch these prophecies, even though Rlgney currently Is sharing disputed honors with the veteran Buddy Kerr. The principal question concerns young Bill's hitting under cover. Bonnie ended the game with 16 points, proving again that she is an unusually smooth basketball player. Following the games Keith Bilbrey, local county agent, express- sed his (hanks to all parties who had helped to make the tournament an unusual success. He said it was amazing that so many teams were so closely matched. Many of the games all through the tournament were decided in last minutes of play and then by very small margins. He was highly corn- ability—but It doesn't seen) to worry t!ie bespectacled ,'cllow with the loose Krucc at .shortstop. His mind I* in Miami but his heart i.s out in Oakland with the wife he adores and the Infant son he woishl|xs. One word concerning his family and Dill Is ready to whip out his wallet and .show enough pictures for a double feature. Quiet nnd friendly, he's an easygoing six-footer off the diamond. On it. however, it's a different matter. There he has been giving the blond Ken all the Giant infielder TUKSDAY, MARCH 10, 19-40 Kentucky Five In Final Round Wildcats Stage Drive In Fourth Quprter To Down West Virginia By CAKI, l.UNOQUIST United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK, Mnr. 19. (u p >_ Kentucky's wildcats, the only | team in the National Invitational 'Tournament that performs according to form, was In the final round today because its last ounce of strength gallon. proved to be a full Kentucky, driving with the bril- can handle, unconsciously perhaps, | llnnce that earned It the top seed" " ' "'• '•'- i"K In the brackets, turned on the Jligney sccm.s to come up with his best plays when Kerr Is at bat.! It works the other way, too. but 1 while Buddy Is a fine shortstop the rookie from Oakland catches the eye. "He cost $25.000 and Dolpli Camllll," beamed President Horace Stonchnin. "lint right now that KlKiiey Is a $15.000 or $100.000 ball player," , Thill is exceptionally line prniso for a newcomer who may not do too much at the plate, mil the Glanls have power to burn— and to find. So the slim and racy lUt'ney Is expected to wind up wilh tile laurels for Ken- Is much tlie same type of ball player but his arm doesn't match Rlgney's. Il's n very Midden arrival for the 2(i-year-olcl rookie Just back Pts. 5 ,'Iime Oak Cfti Wyatt . ... Oene. Harris . . J; W. Williamson nqrTMprris . "... Xrnest Brown .".. Norman- L«wls . Calvin Sipes .... Ijiigene Heath . . - Jn a consolation came the Num}yr ; Nine boys defeated Pawheen 13'to 10 tq gain third place in the B boys division. . P . P . C . G . G . G . G . G Pos. . F . F . C . O . G . G . G G In addition to the 4-H Club members who had served on , various committees throughout V the tournament the Gosnell teachers assisted very faithfully. The teachers a«: Miss Betty Dodds. Mrs. C. S. BaBeetl, Mrs. M. E. Johnson. •Miss Pearl Brookman, Mrs. M. A. Middleton, Miss Eleanor Uradford, Miss May Densmore. Mr. nnd Mrs. T: R. Ivy, and LJoyd Mathls. who scrve<i as c6»ch for all of the Gosnell teams. > ' •:' Mr. Bilbrey made ihc statement that North Mississippi County had the largest and most outstanding 4-H Club recreational program of any county in the United States. Philip J. Deer, -county superintendent of schools, awarded the IB trophies to the first, second, nnd third place winners In all four divisions. He was hlfihly complimentary of tlie entire tournament and said the county could not have the best 4-H recreational program In the Nation without having some of the most outstanding club members and 4-H local leaders. He said the games were very good and sportsmanship was excellent . As previously agreed the Gosnell 4-H Club presented = the Counts 4-H Council'with *40.The Oosnell The favored Lost Cane A boys Club n'so furnished all of the had considerable difficulty in de fcating the Gosnell boys, final score 30 to 25. The score was repeatedly tied during the game and it'was only in the last minutes of Hy: game that Lost Cane was able to ^secure the comfortable lead. Their, game was as follows: ; Goinell Pos. Pt.i. W 1 - Harris P 6 C Harris P 6 H Eqbanks •< C 12 T Dorris G 1 B SWBin G T Dorris P Lost Cane . Pos. Pts. Q: A. Allen P 13 •Willis -Stutts P H Jim Atkinson C 4 Bijb Cresap G 2 John Atkinson G In another very hard fought game the iiOn e Oak A boys. defeated promised Land in the last minutes oj Oicir game by a score of 26 to . 23 and gained third place in the •'^ boys Division. 'The Gosnell A girls played one of their finest games of the year to defeat Box Eider 34 to 18. The game was unusually fast with both learns determined to win. Although it' was not, intentional on the part .of either team, 20 fouls were call- cji on Box Elder and 19 on Gos- 'Sell.'Their game statistics-were: Gosnell Pos. Pts R;uby Cain P 16 Sophia Bevill P 14 Patsy Grimes P 3 Wuby Bcvill P 1 Maxine overman G yjfynetlc Daneis G Stella Cain G E.: Overman G P. Brown G . I^mnell Overman G ,j -Box Elder Pos. Pts. •Vjfanda Culp '.... F 13 - Betty . wlllyard . F 4 Louise Richardson P 1 rjpla Hanners G "Ejorbthy Hanners .... G Kathleen Westmorland . G l£la Davisorv G Lost cane A girls defeated the , scrapping Promised Land team in '.the .consolation game 21 to 18: •'Virginia Evans of Lost Cane was »recognized as on c of the best guards of the tournament but she . Was not able to keep Bonnie Ball trophies and referees. Reinstatement Of Track Stars Seems Doubtful STOCKHOLM. Mar. 19 <o.P ) — Guilder Haegg and Arne Andersson. Sweden's two record-breaking distance runners, practically gave up hope of being reinstated as amateur stoday, much less oi being allowed to compete Olympic games. In the 1948 Secretary Bo Ekelund of the International Amateur Athletic Federation said there was only a slim possibility that the federation would relax Us traditional rule of lifetime disqualification .of ath- Icics found guilty, of professional- he said there was prac- ism. And (ically no chance that any of the nine trackmen, banned by Sweden's Amateur Athletic Association, would be permitted to compete in the coming Olympic games. heat in the last, minute and half and scored eight points to earn ji 59 to 51 victory over West Virginia. Tlio other finalists, the Rhode Islund Rams, advanced by a 39 to 49 upset victory over the Muhlen- boi'e Mules of Allentown, pa., In the opener of the semi-final double-header before 18.471 fans all Madison Square Garden last night, Tlie Wildcats naturally will rate n substantial edge over the Hhodles when the teams meet In the championship game tomorrow night but that shouldn't bother the New Englandcrs. Form has been nil but out, the window in the tournament with four upsets In the six games thus far and with !' rolcctin e ' h <> 8°«'only Kentucky winning when ex-1 But a K ninst Ihe from the nation's tiniest state, parted out as a 20 to 1 long shot to win the championship, but worked its way into the finals by doing nothing according to script. The triumph over Muhlenbcrg was a perfect example. The Mules. who were five-point pro-game favorites simply couldn't outguess tin Hhodles. The lanky and spunky New Eng- peeled. Thai land five were supposed to be without a defense, a team that played "run-shoot-run" and forgot i about such fundamentals as rebound control, pivot, play, and Mules, the Cozell, Ming Win Feature Bout At Arena Bill Cozell and Chino Ming defeated Red Roberts and Ted Tour- tas in the hard-fought action-packed main event of last night's wrestling show Ht the Legion arena. Tourtas took the first fall by pinning Cozell and Ming In succession with the rolling scissors. This operation consumed 12 minutes time and looked easy for the why Tour- tas. The dirty work got under way early in the first fall when Tour- tas got Cozell In a half Nelson nnd led him to Roberts who applied tlie old rabbit punch right over Co- xell's heart. This softened him up for the rolling scissors. Ming's downfall came about in much the same manner. Mini; and Cozell used the same tacties to take the second fall ulli- lizing "Big Bill's" punching power and 'Ming's anatomical twist. Everything, seemed to be going Robert's way In the final fall. Cozell appeared to be out on his feet and Robert's would push him into th c ropes and administer a rabbit punch as he en me off. This trick backfired as Cozell came off the ropes he let Roberts have one right over the heart with all his 225 pounds behind it. Needless to say thls eliminated Roberts from the competition. Tourtas soon fell under the combined efforts of Coll and Ming. Cozell kept Roberts so busy during the entire match that he didn't have time to have his weekly scuffle »'"'' Meroney so after the match was over he had his revenge on Meroney. Cozell and Roberts were winners In the two preliminaries. Co/ell defeated Tourtas in eight minutes wilh a body pin. Roberts, with his old favorite the surfboard, made Ming say "uncle" In 12 minutes. Ring Officials May Take Action Against Boxer NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 10. (U.P.) —Patsy Spataro. New York welterweight, faced action by the Boxing Commission today after being disqualified for attempting to sock the referee with a ring stool in the third round of his bout with Freddie Archer of Newark, N. J. The rumpus started at the end of the second round when Archer and Spataro. each weinghing HSli pounds, continued to exchange punches after the bell. Referee Jack. Oalway broke them and pushed Spataro into his corner, where the bell opened the third round- Ini Archer then commanded spa' iaio's attention for three minutes When the bell sounded j or |,os- tililies to cease, Spataro grabbed his ring stool and attempted to hit the referee, Archer and his own manager. Two ix>lfcemen leaped Into the ring- and held Spalaro while the referee disqualified him and awarded the fight to Archer. Refrigerator Service OF ALL KINDS—CALL W. O. BLUE I'hone 2918 or 2642 Spataro began battling the ref- were still struggling when eree. They last ditch rally of the fielding If that really is so, Kerr i.s In for n lot. of stormy weather, lie- cause while at Oakland In 10-11 nncl 1942. young Bill simply was known as "Mr. Shortstop" of the Pacific Coast League. He wasn't. too |xx>r at the plate cither, hitting .288 his season, and showed he could go either to the right or left n K li c participated In 04 double plays. Not a heavy hitter that season, he still managed to poke three triples, a double and single in one game. "As for his ami, you can call it Travis Jackson model." said Lefty OTJonl, manager of the rival Son Francisco Seals. Hlgncy hadn't had much time even then for a fellow who couldn't make his high school baseball team. He started wilh Spokane in 19.18 and went lo Vancouver in 1039, but underwent nil operation July 4 ami was out the rest, of the year. H was on to Topeka, Kans., in 1940, and then up to Oakland before Uncle Sam reached out and lapped him on the shoulder. And now he's up—and to stay for good if the experts, are right. But is he worried? "Sure," Billy confessed. "I want my family with me—nnd I want nn nparlincnt in New York. Then "minute and a half" men from Lexington turned a nerve-tingling game Into a rout. Until the Wildcats steamed up II had been anyone's contest and the closeness was reflected in the fact that 'the score was tied 14 times. Blunt Jack Tingle, moving with stealth and speed, sparked that six points on three ick baskets which gave' him high drive qu point honors wilh a 16 point total. Kentucky might have made it with less trouble bul for a streak of roughness which cause three regulars. Tingle. Wilbur Schu and Wallace Jones to sit It out with four fouls apiece through most of the second half. Little Ralph Jones carried the burden while they were gone. ringing up 15 points and doing a masterful Job of ball handling. . Forward Howie Beverly, who was in bed with a touch of Influenza until two hours before game time^ led the Mountaineers with 11 points. I.clami Byrd and Dave Wilson made 10 each and Tom La- vcrle, also a flu victim, made nine. Meanwhile. Rhode Island's remarkable Rams were black sheep among folks who think a basketball team ought to perform according to expectations. ' -' The tournament's smallest team Rams confounded the experts by coming up with nn air-tight defense that permitted few set shots. Muhlenbcrpt was forced to piny Rhode Islands fast breaking game and couldn't net by with it because the well-conditioned New England lads ran it Rhode Island still out of gas. cnptallzcd on its stock In trade, wild one-handed 1 long shots by Ernie Cnlverly. Dick ! Hole and Bob Shea, that had to' be seen to be believed. swished in II field goals Cnlverly and five free throws for 27 points, while Hole got five and for for 14. Shea, a long -shooting guard, made 10 points on three field shots and four foul-line tosses. "It Pay* to Advertise" SCOTT ALLEY of All Kinds N. Fruktta Bl none XMS f everything will be fine." ' " : That goes for Manager Mel Ott. loo. Water Provides Hot and Cold Power RADIO SERVICE Dial 3414 Craig Electronic Service Co. 1211 W. Main St. Business Opportunity! 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