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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 11, 1950
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MOKBAY, DECEMBER 11, Chick Cagers Get Ready For Invasion of Manila With football season over and the state Class AA championship tucked safely away the Blytheville Chicks today began concentrating fully on their 1950-51 basketball sc'ison The Chicks have already opened* — . their cage season but Coach Jimmy (ASK.)- ootmmn jfiws ^ V....H k.a]gc acaaun IJUl, v/uildl UltjUllj jfcTlsher had to get along in his firsl "two games without Ihe services o: state football playofl. • . Dick Reid and Ted Vance, who were football regulars, Joined the Chick hoopsters yesterday when Coach Fisher called an unusual Sunday afternoon drill to ready his tribe for action this week. Reid and Vance are both return- and two other contenders have Ing Iettermen and will bolster the Chicks' already well-rounded lineup. But they probably, will sec little action for awhile because of their tardiness' due to the extra long football season. In fflct Coach Fisher does not expect to use them regularly until after the Christmas holidays. "The Chicks have but two games scheduled between now and the time Blvlheville sciiool dismisses classes for Christmas, Including Friday night's game with Manila. The oilier is with Rector here on Dec. 18. Coach Fisher sent his tribe through a long scrirmnage yesterday afternoon and had the same I I Early Upsets College Hoop Action. Aggies Top SWC In Total Offense Bob Smith Leads Runners; Benners Is Best Passer DALLAS, Hec. 11. (/n—Texas A. ind M., which showed its thunder- k'jiueu up lur LUIS anenioon rs he &t\ tn t? j smasning oeorgm ''attempted to'.whip his squad into rJn r,=L» ? ,15* f 1 ? 6 f 1 "' 11511 " 111 condition for the long weeks ahead «, , Washington, gained The Chicks are slated for stiff r , ground in the Southwest workouts tomorrow and Wednesday uS"^" , , fo ° tba11 , campaign afternoon with ThnrsH«v t,, i,. , whlch cl °s«l last week. afternoon with Thursday to be a light day. . ' Friday night's date with ' Manila will be a doubleheadcr. coach Earl Stabler's Paps, who will play their entire season on the same schedule as the Chicks, will take on the Manila Juniors in a preliminary game It will be the only action of the week for the Paps, too. Squaws to Play Holland The Squaws will open their home season tomorrov: night meeting Holland, Mo., in a pair of games sit the Haley Field gym. The 'first game will be between ninth grade teams of the two schools with the senior teams clashing In the main event. Then Wednesday night • the Bqusws go to Wilson to take part In the Wilson Invitational tournament. This tournament was originally scheduled for Osc cola but 11 was moved to Wilson due to Osceola's participation In the state football playoffs. Etowah also will be the site for »n Invitational ' tournament this week. Six teams have accepted invitations to play in Missco High's tournament which will be held on the same dates as the Wilson meet. mGoodman W/ns AL Bat Crown CHICAGO, Dec. — The third-finishing Boston Red Sox had the American League's 1950 "batting "champion, versatile. Billy Goodman and also copped the team hlttlne title with a .302 average. Official statistics released last weekend credited Goodman, who played every infield position and also the oiitlield for the Red Sox, with a plate mark of .354. That was 14 points better than runner-up George Kell, star Detroit third-sacker, who was dethroned after winning the 1949 crown by an eye-lash margin over Boston's Ted Williams. But Kell, who finished with .340. was a lot more active at the plate than Goodman, making a league- leading 641 trips, compared with Billy's 424. The American League requires a minimum of 400 AB's for title consideration. Boston's team average was *>0 points ahead of the .282 posted Jointly by the pennant-winning New York Yankees and second- Place Tigers. The Red Sox also were first in hits, total bases, doubles and runs I batted In. They were second triples and homers. il TCU, Baylor Are Surprise Teams in SWC DALLAS, Tex.. Dec. 11. (/P)_ Tiie Southwest Conference basket ball race may wacky as the »..,,,„,,.„ Texas Christian University and Baylor, a couple o[ teams nobody thought would do turn out to be MS football campaign mand aga Te Conference teams continue their Intersectlonal play this week, with Texas, Arkansas, Southern .Met! dlst and Texas' Christian road. So far the circuits' lost -* NEW YORK, Dec. II. (API-College basketball has barely started monopolizing the long winter nights and already a national champion The biggest setback of the young season came Saturday night In Madison Square Garden. Once- beaten Missouri—rated a weak sister in the Big Seven 'walloped CC NY, NCAA and NIT champions, 54- Coach Sparky Staleup, a defensive strategist, tied up the great Ed Warner and Ed Roman ivith collapsing Tiger defense, and a bruising rebounder In Bill Stauffer. Then Western Michigan up nnd cracked Iowa, a Big Ten and hot NCAA favorite. 58-49. Toledo pulled the third upset, 68-54, over Illinois, although ' some Ohioans wouldn't call it that. Here are some of the powers who kept on winning: Bradley Wins Bradley defeated tough DePaul, 72-63. as Gene (Monster; Mel- chlorre led the way with 16 points Sradley finished second to ern Methodist by 48 yards. stati, champion Texas wound up sixth in a seven-team field in gaining 2,871 yards. Defensively, though, Texas was tops, The Longhorns gave up only z^to; yards in 10 games—118.1 average per game rushing and 122 4 passing. Dob Smith of Texas A. and M wns the leading ball-carrier with 1,302 yards in 199 runs, Fred Benners of Southern Methodist led the passers with 108 completions in 193 throws for 1,361 yards, Larry Isbcll of Baylor topped the punters-with an average ol 41.1 yards on 56 kicks Johnny Curtis of Baylor led the punt returners with an average of 24.3 yards on 12 runs and Harold Rilcy of Baylor led the puss-receivers with 35 catches for 539 yards. Final season standings- Team w I. Texas . ..... 9 Baylor . " ' 7 Texas A. and M. '.. 6 Soutlvj.-n Methodist 6 Rice . 6 Texas Christian ... B Arkansas 2 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pis. 239 183 304 251 163 157 156 Wes Fesler Quits Ohio State; Job Remains Open COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 11. (AP) _ The line of nominees—some silent, some willing and some anxious— for Ohio state University's, head coaching Job was getting longer today. Wesley Fesler's surprise resignation Saturday night, ending his four-year regime, boosted a flock of favorite sons into the limelight and set off another "bring back Brown" movement. Brown, of course, Is talented Paul B. Brown, boss ot the professional Cleveland Browns, four-time All- America Conference champs and currently tied for the American division of the National League. Ohio's High School f\»tball Association, credited with moving Brown from Massillon High school to the Buckeye helm Just a decade ago. was on the march again. Others certain to get consideration from Athletic Director .Dick Larkins are Harry strobel, current Ohio state freshman coach who had outstanding success in the high school field, winning the state title and coach of the. year award at Barberton in 1947; Sid Gillman, Ohio state alumnus nnd current coach at the University of Cincinnati: Don paurot of Missouri, and Bud Wilkinson of Oklahoma. Larkins said last night he would confer with athletic department officials today, that he thought a selection would not be made for some time, but that (he "race Is wide open." state teams, winning only thret against 13 defeats. Texas takes Its yearly-trip to the east this week and tries Canisius and Manhattan; Arkansas meets •:— K'-J" itjia^uui i, ouuinerti Methodist plays Oklahoma A. and M. and Texas Christian meets St Louis. Last week Baylor polished off the three joes. Texa7'wcsi'e"yaTr66-64; hasn t University of Corpus Chrlstl, 52-33, rtlif f>t einrt *.tn_t\. -n _. . __ ' . ' -». J —ioun.o nn,bM L umversiiy oi Corous Christ! y good record against out of and North Texas state 67-59. Cham 6 foot 9 Inches to score 32 points in a 60-41 Kansas bout of offense, st. Joseph's. Ku Coach phog Allen continued his latest innovation- passing most free throws and keeping possession of the ball. Bill Spivey, who will meet Lovellette at Lexington Saturday in a battle of Giants, potted 11 points In the first half In Kentucky's easy 70-52 victory over Purdue. Defending pacific Coast champion UCLA dropped a league till to Oregon, 10-54. Southern Cal swamped San Francisco, 12-15, and Washington dropped Nebraska for the second time, 71-53, on the coast. Wake Forest Beaten Navy defeated Franklin-Marshall, 72-54. William and Mary defeated Wake Forest, 71-49. in a Southern Conference clash. North Carolina eked Davidson, 12-69. 'and Duke whipped Virginia, 77-57, in other southern games. In the east. Cornell edged by Colgate, 56-51; Penn downed Yale, 52-47, in an Ivy League game; Brigham Young defeated Marshall, 70-57; Syracuse skinned by Penn State, 61-50, and Niagara, dropped Denver, 50-44. In the midwest, Minnesota defeated Chicago Loyola, 66-51; Indiana took Oregon State, 72-45; Cincinnati drugged Western Kentucky, 70-45, and Kansas State also dedicated its field house, whipping Utah State, 6B-58. In {he south: Murray State toyed with Memphis State. 71-51- Vanderbilt had lo go overtime for a 71-69 victory over David Lipscomb, and Tennessee took Chattanooga, 61-54. In the Southwest: Rice 70-46 over Tulane; TCU walloped Abilene Christian, 81-39, and Texas downed Texas Wesleyan, 63-41. Hollywood Continued from Page « sage to keep those legs trim DAN DAILEY: A new outlook JOAN CRAWFORD: A typewriter, lots of paper and time to write. "How to Keep Glamorous." Turnabout HUMPHREY BOGART: A night club HE can throw people out o[ LAUREN BACALL: A good role In a good movie. GAlL RUSSELL: A new outlook • GARY GRANT: A good comedy. PHIL HARRIS: A sponsor. DOROTHY LAMOUR: A Jungle and a 1D51 style sarong. IDA LUPINO: A movie directed by Claire Trevor MILTON BERLE: A new Joke JACK BENNY: A weekly television show. EVELYN KEYES, who has three unrelcased movies on the shelf: A can opener. ELIZABETH TAYLOR: A baby to help publicize "Father's Little Dividend." CLARK GABLE: Shelley Winter, for > leading lady. TYRONE POWER: The movie version of "Mister Roberts" BETTY BUTTON: A sedative. MOVIE THEATERS: Padlocks lor the popcorn machines. HOLLYWOOD'S SANTA GLAUS: A Job after Christmas. NEW YORK TELEVISION SHOWS: Time to rehearse. JANE RUSSELL: Same a* last BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA Monday, Dec. 1 1 8:00 p. m . DOUBLE MAIN EVENT Farmer Jones vs. Finis Hall Joe Welch vs. Bill Canny Both Matches 90 MinuU Tim. Limit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls AIC Teams Adopt Round-Robin Slate LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 11. (AP)-Artansas Intercollegiate Conference members have decided on a round-robin schedule to determine the AIC football championship but there's still some kinks in the plan. And coaches of the AIC teams round-robin could play ns many met here today in hopes of unravel- games as they could schedule will Ing the knotty problems and come conference opponents The gam. up with a, workable 1B61 grid"schedule. ?,Ue D . ijr. only by playing every other team competing for the championship, came at a meeting of presidents of treasurer. AIC members schools here "satur- dent. The retiring president Dr day. — The conference constitution now provides that a team must play at least seven AIC members to bt eligible for the championship. A constitutional amendment would b« necessary If more than eight Uams play In a round-robin plan. Now here's where some of the problems arise: Three members Indicated they might not participate In the plan. They are Hendrlx, which already has de-emphasized athletic, Arkansas College and College of the Ozarks. Davis Is President This would leave eigrit schools to participate in the round-robin: Little Rock Junior College, Henderson, Ouachita, State Teachers Arkansas and Magnolia A. Sc M., Arkansas Tech and Arkansas State. A withdrawal by Hendrlx. Ozarks and Ark'ansas College would leave seven conference games for each of the 'eight remaining teams Should Ozarks decide lo stay on » full athletic program, then eight games will have to be considered And should the other two colleges stay in more games will have to be played. Schools not participating In the year—only a little tighter. ME: Same as last year—365 tag lines for this column. • * • Tiie marriage of Maureen O'Hara and Will Price—he directed her in "Tripoli"—has collapsed, according to the where-therc's smoke authorities. ... All.- about - Eve - dept.: Eve Arden denies a secret marriage to Broadway actor Brooks West but admits a flaming romance. * * • Overheard at a local nitespot: "Isn't it exasperating? Your're s beautiful and I'm so married." Still Time to Buy— SCHENLEY, Order now for the Holidays! /61ENDEO WHISKE/. M ' ft. 6SV. GRAIN N£U- TKAVSPIJITS. SCHENIEV 0151., INC.. N. Y. C. ference standings. opponents. The count In otlicfal garni con- : Davis of Little Rock Junior College. Dr. s. W. Eubanks, Ouachita, was named vice president, The retiring president, Dr. Matt Ellis, was elected secrctary- $500,000 Deal Helps Bosox ST. PETERSBURG, JOE REICIII.ER } — Once Aheady strengthened by the ac- qulsitlpn of Lou lioudreau, the once peerless shortstop, the Red Sox yesterday completed a $500,000 flve-ninn trade with Chicago that helped where it was needed mix-it—pitching. The important deal, first to be consummated at the winter baseball meetings here, brings to Boston a Pair of front line hurlers — lefthander Dill Wight and right- hander Rny Scarborough — in exchange for rlght- fleldci Allen Za-\ J'lll.i and pitchers Joe Dobson and Dick Llttlelicld. All except the rookie Lltlleticld ore veterans of "c Scarburoui;! many campaigns. LIUIofleld, a 24- yenr-old southpaw, came to the Red Sox from Birmingham |nst August Do Grosa Wants To Bar Joe Louis PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 11. (/P(-John <Ox) Dn Grosa, Pennsylvania athletic commissioner, Is seeking to bar Joe Louis from any more fights "1" the hcsl Interests O r boxing"' and of the ex-champion himself. <Ja Grosa disclosed last night that he has started a move to keep Louis out of the ring In Pennsylvania and will ask the National Boxing Association to do likewise, He asserted the aging Louis's scheduled fight with Freddie Be- shorc In Detroit Jan. 3 should'be called 'for the "health, welfare and future" of the one-time brown bomber. Moreover, he said, permanent retirement of Louis would also. be 'In the best, Interests of boxing " Porker Cagers Beaten by Tulsa TULSA, Dec. 11. (A>)_TulSR University avenged an earlier defeat this season with a 48-46 victory over •the University ol Arkansas at bas- ond flnklied with a 2-2 record. Both sides insist no money figured In the deal. Wight F'ad 10-18 Record Wight, 28, won 10 and lost 1$ (or the second division White Sox last season. Scarborough, who came to the Sox In a six-man trade with Washington last May, wound up with a 13-18 record. The latter, known as Red Sox killer over the years, is 32. He hu been credited with knocking the Tied Sox out of two pennants. He beat them In decisive last ditch games In 1048 and '49. lloston was beaten for the (lag by one game each season. Zarllln, 30, had n fine year with Boston hitting .325 in 130 games and knocking In 74 runs. Dobson, 34, had a 15-10 record last year. Hts lifetime mark against Chicago Is n-o. The deal, on the eve of the start of the majDr league meetings today, lelt the leaders of Detroit, Cleveland and the New York Yankees utterly dismayed. Farmer Jones On Legion's Wrestle Card Farmer Jones, the be-whiskered mountaineer from Ml. Ida, Ark returns to the American Legion's wrestling program «t Memorial Auditorium tonight to take part In the double main event card. Jones, who is one of the most popular wrestlers ever to appear here, is billed to meet Finis Hall m one a! the Lm 90-mlnute lime limit, best tn-o of three falls bouts. In the other Dill Canny, veteran heavyweight toughie, will lanjls with Joe Welch, one of the four wrestling Cherokee Indian brothers. .Tones, who wrestles In Vhbrevla- led blue Jeans and without shoes, hns established himself «s a favorite In Blylhevllle, particularly ketball here Saturday night. The score was tied II times. Arkansas led nl the half 26-34. Razorback center Bob Ambler, who played the entire game, was Individual high worer with n points. League "That makes It rugged," said t gloomy Red Rolic, the Tiger manager. "If the Red Sox can't win now they had better give up." Creenbcrg Surprised General Manager Hank Oreen- bcrg of the Indians could hardly believe, his ears when informed of the trade. "I was afraid ot this." he muttered. "I thought Boston might get Wight but I never dreamed they would set Scarborough, too. Casey Stengel, pilot of the world champion Yankees, attempted to hide his chagrin when he said: '•On the surface, it looks like a good deal for Boston. But I'm not worrying about It. Wight Chicago's best pitcher. But Lane (General Manager Prank Lane) said nil along that he would not trade Wight. We tried to get him hut failed. Bostmi didn't lose anything In the outfield. All Steve O'Neill has as a replacement for Zarilla is Billy Goodman. He is only (he league's leading hitter, that's all." AIC Cage Season Hits Full Stride LITTLE HOCK, Dec. 11. WV-Th'« Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference basketball campaign will pick un steam this week. Nine conference games are scheduled, and there'll be afc least ona game every night except Wednesday. So far only five of the loop'* 11 schools have played conference engagements. Five more will open their season this week and at week's end College of the Ozarks will b« the only school which hasn't been In conference play. Ozarks won't play ill first conference game until January 8. Arkansas Tech, favored to repeat as conference champion, won both Us loop games last week nnd led In the early-season standings. Teeh bent Hendrlx, 83-56, but had a. tougher time with Arkansas A. and M., nosing out th« Aggies, 53-50. imong the kldn. H« 1» «1so • Memphis favorite and has appeared on television a number of times. Due to the double main-event pro- jram,' there wll.l be no preliminary matches. The first boute i* scheduled tor 8 p.m. Yd NEW DODGE TOY! A Better Deal Than Any Time This Year ^ X 'probably more fhan r cover fhe. m dovin payment m ona great J? fi/ewDodge! Share in our success! Greatest Dodge sales in history mean the deal of the year for you! 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