The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 12, 1950
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PAGE BLTTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks/ Paps Invade Holland Tonight; Squaws Play Here BlyUieville Hfeh Scliool's four basketball teams, (!IR Chicks, Paps, Squaws and Iqtiaw frosh, go into action tonight against Holland, Mo., teams. Oo««h Donni Johnson's two girls* ——- . the Squaws, and the ninth graders, make their first home appearance, of ; the season ugaiiist Holland's junior and senior girls »l the Haley Field gym. And at the ••me time the "Chicks an dthe Paps will b* doing battle with Holland boy« tetms at Holland. Ari error In (he listing of the schedule In a Courier News report earlier this week listed the Chicks and Paps as Idle tonight but this error .. was corrected yesterday by Chick .Coach Jimmy Fisher. The Squaws' doubleheader with Holland Is slated for 7:30 with the Junior .teams squaring off In the first game. In the second game the senior teams, will meet. This-will be the second meeting of the girls' team.';, of the two schools this season. Last week : the Squaws L and the frosh went-to Holland sncj were handed a double licking. However, the difference in Missouri and : Arkansa.s rules was an important factor in the double lojs.'ahd the . Blytheville girls are expected to do much better on (licit home court. More Candidates Report This will.slso be the second meet- ing.of the season between the boys .teams. Last week the Chicks and the Pans won easily over the Mis- games played here and will be favored to do the some tonight. Both the Chicks and the Paps were strengthened somewhat yes- .terday .when a number of .their leading candidates' who have been delayed, due to football season; reported for practice. The Chicles' squad was raised bs ceven .'In'.number, and among the late comers are several boys who Coach Fisher thinks will help his team considerable.. Among those reporting late were Dick Reid and Ted'.-Vance., two last year starters, Montrbe Holland, the six-foot, <slxr Inch Pap center ol last year, J. c. Droke, a squadman of last year, and Donald Gentry, Johnny ^O'Brien and Leon Privett, papoose 'graduates. Thre boys who should help the Papa considerably, also reported yesterday. They are Bob (Red) Childresii, a 1949 starter, Larry Limsford,'a slxffoot, two-inch giant who Is playing basketball for the first time and Kelly Jones. Rained-Out Tilts Won't Affect AL Pennant Race l»y JOE REIC'lll.KR ST. PETERSBURG, Pin,, Dec. 12. (AP)-The American League has eliminated any possibility ot a pennant being won, or lost, through a club's failure to play out-trie schedule because of rain or any other 'act of God." — + This precedent-shattering legislation was the most important news ta come out of the opening sessions 111"I T ' lA/llfAM l/lllm/lll wiison i ourney Chick B's and Squaws To See:AcHon in Opening Session WILSON, Dec, 12. IIP) _ First round pairings 'for Wilson High School's invitational '••tournament which starts tomorrow night were announced this morning by Roy Stohaugh, Wilson coach. This invitational tournament was originally scheduled to be held at Osceola but. it was transferred t< Wilson due to Osceqin's participa tion In the stitc football playoffs Tiu BMhiiillc teams h-ne en tered the tourmment the Squaw ind the Chick B learn and botl mil see sen ice in the opening ses 5ion The Squaws are silted U> open the lourmmcut against the Wilsoi jirls at 6 p.m. tomorrow and the Chick B team will close the firs light session against Tyronza at 9 tomorrow night Elfhl Schools Kilter- Boys and girls teams from eight schools will participate In the tourney which will extend through Sat- irday night Entering teams nre Wilson, Hell. Blylli^vllle, Tyronza iosnell.. ihawnee Luxora, Osceola and LRJC Shades Hendrix Five in 43-42 Thriller By The As*ocia**«l Press Uttle Rxjck Junior College already has equalled its basketball win record for all last season The Trojans .opened their 1950-51' campaign by nosing out a victory over Hendrix College, 43-42, at Little Rock' last night. Both teams • re members of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference. The best the Trojans could do last season was one win against 19 losses. / Last night's contest was closfe throughout with Hendrix leading 25-23 at the half and building up the lead to 33-27 after four minutes^ had passed in the second period: Little Rock's Clyde Tracy and First rouna pairings for Hie tournament, are: Wednesday night—Wilson girls vs Blstneiille at 6 oclock Wilson bojs vs Dell at 7 Dell girls vs Tvronn at 8 and BljtheMlle B' is i\ ron?a at 9 Tliursd-ij "lght~GosneJl girls is Luxora at 6 Oosnell bojs is fux- ora .nt 7 Osceola girls vs Shnvuiee at 8 Osceola boys is Shawnce at Quarter and semi-final games will be plijed Fndayi with the finals schedules for Saturday night Paragould Optometrist Heads Gulf Coast Group JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 12. {/!•) Charles H. Brown of Pnrngould. Ark UTS elected president of the Gulf Coast, Visual Conclave meeting lieVe yesterday. He succeeds Dr. M. E. Muir of Jackson. Approximately 05 optometrists from Louisiana, Arkansas Alabama, Georgia nnd Mississippi are attending. Hendrix' John Colcman tied for high scorer with H points each. . The only other game lost night Involving an Ale (earn was Ouachita'.s 76-52 defeat, of Wayne's Independents at Warren Unexpected Firing of Chandler Leaves Baseball World Agog By JOE RElCHLKn fiT. PKTEHSBTOG, P,a, Dec 12. (API-Mure to renew Albert B. n?r. n r,i r as n mmm] ^°"^ **»°^ » ^^^u ^ night that left the entire sports world agog Commissions there was some Indi- gue club owners decision, the bns- ball people attending the winter, meetings were wondering what the next move would be. 'About the calmest persons here were the club owners themselves. The most surprised man was Chandler. So stunned was the commissioner upon hearing the adverse news that he immediately rrsi»ncd Ihen (hanged his mind aiid decided lo finish out his current five-year term which expires May 1, 1952. The anti-Chandler group is will-' ing lo buy up his contract if he will resign. Chandler's pay was officially announced last December to be $65,000 a year, it was then that the owners voted to grant him a . : 515,000 raise. Owners Will lluy Contract One anti-Chandler leader, who declined the use of his name, sairt owners were prepared to fire Chandler on the spot but cited a baseball rule that forbids the releasing of the commissioner before the expiration of his contract. "We are prepared to pay him for the remaining 17 months tomorrow," the owner said, "if he were to resign. That would be the best thine for the commissioner to dn. It would save a lot of embarrassment and pave the way for the search for a new comn.issioner." Fred M. Salgh, president of the St. Louis . Cardinals, one of the owners most opposed to Chandler, said he thought a new commissioner thould be named as soon as possible ''I would like to see a man with JJdlclal temper selected for the "highest Job In baseball," he said 'Xet a commfltee be appointed to nime > successor, i think this Jhotild be decided by a meeting of the minds TV ho would consider ninny men. L<. t the Job , cck (}le best man possible. For these are trying limes." Another Vole Slated D«s)ille the decision lo oubt Uie , ,..,, lu i>o.-. .-.UHIIJ 111UL- cation that the nro-Chnndlcr group was prepared to make a renewed effort to save his i*>b. The owner said there was a possibimy another vote vronld be taken today when the National and American League meet to continue their business. All o\vners agreed Chandler is slated joint meeting of --. more discussions concerning the commissioner would undoubtedly take place, to preside at .. ,„„„ , m . L , the two circuits tomorrow There was switching of votes In t t c i VT' in " li "B ias < "ISM,- A trial ballot resulted in a D-7 count m favor of Chandler, rhe next vote .was 8-8. After cloudier asked the owners to ro-consider, a new- ballot restored the 8-7 edge He needed 12 votes for re-election ' The action preceded the unexpected decision by ci|ib owners not to renew the contract of Commissioner A. 13, Chandler. Chandler failed lo win a new contract vote at a secret session of owners last night. • The American, as well as the National league, also voted to eliminate the bonus rule and end the high school agreement. This, however, was a foregone conclusion since (he minor leagues voted It out unanimously last week. ' Clilsox, finis Trade The trading mart produced ohlv one deal. And that was of secondary nature. The busy Chicago White Sox, who started the pot boiling Sunday by trading pitchers Bill Wight/ and Ray Scarborough to Boston for Allen Zarilla, Joe Dobson and Dick Llttlefleld, exchanged veteran outfielders with Washin" TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18," 1M0 t*. yea, R e,d holds the state 6.86 Average for Three Years— Chicks Reid, Lutes Amble More Than 2 Miles Over Gridiron Dirt By HARRY A. I1AINES (Courier News Staff Writer) ** h " PW ' , - •• - " -v.i .i nail 11IU- „ They..sent ,35-year-old Mike McC'ormick (o the Nats for 34-year- old Eddie Stewart.' '-. By unanimous vote, the American League decreed that after the close of the season, [he president could assign two extra days lor the playing ,off or, postponed contests which might, affect the championship/' The resolution : ivas submitted by ' the New York Yankees, who went to Ihe final day before winning the flag In 19« and the last tfiree days before repeating the feat in >50 Although only once, back In 1908 has a'flag been decided because of the, weather, baseball men long have "M ^ tKl that ' npen dal< * Be 'provided lor unplayed games Detroit Gets All-Star Tilt. The National League was expected to adopt a similar pollcv In its discussion of the subject today The American League also voled to finish under lights any day game,-,(ened by. darkness I ast ye™ this was done only In the final series between two, clubs. The-loop also agreed to play.rnlned out day games lie same night with, the ; KvfMtlmr dub's permission. Enl-h club Will be allowed four night games at. home without the'permission, of the vls- tmg club. . - . . Detroit, requested . and received permission from' the National I-e.isue lo stage the 1951 all-star :anie In conjunction with the cele bration of that city's 250th annl- icreary. It was ( o have been the Philadelphia Phillies' turn Both : ieagucs adopted a national defense service rule crediting play- rmed forces. In the ? rd f1 r v! Ck " w " «- el «l*<l presi- t of the National League for a our-ycar-term at a salary increase ran " eW PS3 ' ls re P° rted to be |55 - OOP annually., •• Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS HI Dec. 12. (AP)_(USDA)-H 0 W H- 00; weight over a.10 Ibs steady 'iih Mondays average; lighter "sights and sows unevenly steady o 25 lower; good and choice 170240 Ibs 18.25-50; lop 1850 paid free- .V for 170-180 Ibs; more sparingly or 190-210 Ibs; 240-300 Ibs 1775-18- 2S; HO-160 Ibs 16.90-18.00- few 110.30 Ibs 15.50-16.50; good and choice sows-, 400 Ibs -down 1600-1700- heavier sows 15.00-75; stags 12.004.50; boars S.50-13.00. , Cattle 1500; calves 1200- opening nqutry moderately active on steers, ew loads medium and low good ully steady to strong at 2800-3150; one load fine yearling steers at 37.35 (highest since Sept. 19~48)- ncdium and good heifers and mix?d yearlings 28.50-61.00; cows open- ng about stcnrtj-; goatl cows 22.- 0-2S.OO; common asd medium 20.00-22.00; canners and cullers 160020.00. A group of Spanish colonists, first white settlers in the Southwest nr- Ivcd In what Is now New Mexico n the year 1598. ship with the Chickasaws lasted! they rambled over more than two and one-half miles of gridiron dirt ... and that goesn't Include the many more yards they've accounted for by being on the receiv- ing'end of Mel Hay's passes. .Every time one of the two Chick threats put his hands oh the bal during tlie past three years, he averaged adding 6.86 to the yards rushing column. Their combined net gain was 4697 yards^and that includes their .sophomore year which was spent largely on the bench. i'ay Helpi Out , Not since the early 1940's when Norman (Monk) Mosley and Sonny Lloyd caused rival coaches to use every thing .short of anti-tank weapons in an-effort to hit on a workable defense have the Chicks bonsted of such backfield strength. The addition of junior Mel Hay this year gave the duo an "air arm and against' loosened defenses Reid and .Lutes, looked .more like two men in a track, meet than football players during the 1950 season. : During 1950, Lutes, the 160-pound broken Held specialist, sprinted his way to 1,040 yards, in carrying'the ball 132 times. ,'. : This gave him a season's average of 7.88 yards per try. "His record for tfiree years shows that he has tucked the ball away and started down field 319 times and has covered 2,392 yards. Reid Averaged £.31 The ISO-pound Reid, who seemed to Improve with every game, headed goalward 144 times during 1950. He gained 920 yards for « 6.31 yards per try average. ' r •' . Over the three-year span, Reid blasted opposing lines 351 times netted 2.205 yards for a 6.28 average. The . combined figures for the pair reveal the. damage an inside and outside runner can do when teamed. Reid and Lutes together ran the ball 670 times while they were Chickasaws. Their total net gain was 4,597 yards. In other words, the opposition could expect, an assault which averaged 6.86 yards every time the fullback or his sidekick got hold of but the the ball. • They advanced the ball, by ing only, 2.61 miles. During his term as director ol the BUS fullback office. Reid accounted for 21 touchdowns and one extra point. Lutes has crossed -into the end zone exactly 40 times <2S times this year) since the first time he began playing in 1948. Reid has always been a fullback starting with the junior high squad Lutes WAS A t'enlfr But Lutes began his gridiron career as a center under Sylvester (Pop) Mosley, now Chick trainer and former Junior coach. After seeing Lute* catch speeds halfbacks from behind during the 1946 season, Pop Mosley shifted him (o the backfield in '41 "as soon as I could find a replacement for him at center." Lutes and Reid have been hurling their ball-carrying treachery from the same T-formation and Notre Dame box backfields ever since. Eyeing their records, college scouls speak of Reid and Lutes with hot gasps, will soon whisk them away to one of the nation's larger universities (they will not necessarily choose the same school, of course). . , ; Aiid Coaches Mosley aiiri:stancil will be looking over the returning letterrnen for next year's battles. The aerial gnme will still be there, .through the launching arm of Mel Hay. And Johnny O'Brien may do a good job of filling Lutes' cleated brogans. But replacing the striking power of, the Chicks' 1950 backfield is the kind of joh in which coaches grow old In a hurry. Sites for Playoff Finals Unsettled Joey Maxim Kayoes Dove Whitlock in 4th SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12. v ,;~ Joey Maxim of Cleveland, world ight heavyweight champion, knocked out Dave Whitlock of San Francisco In the fourth round of their scheduled ten round charity exhib- tlou last night. Maxim, 183, dropped —. ~ . .. . — Pmnlistj In Arkansas high school Class A and Class B football playoffs hadn't advised the Arkansas Athletic Association today when and where (hey'd play The Class A title Is between Siloam Springs and Wynne; the Class B between Risen and Atkins , Blytheville beat. .. Camden last week to win the Cla^s AA title. College Basketball By The A'Moetited '' Pnw Butler 54. Iowa 51 Notre Dame 67, Wisconsin 61 Oklahoma 66, Minnesota 45 Missouri «1, Ohio State 51 Iowa : Stat5 52, Utah state 41 Oklahoma City 37. Texas Tech 33 Bethany 62, Rockhurst 53 Murray State 65, New Mexico AfcM 55 ^Northwest LA.' 5«, Southeastern Okla 52 ••••: .'..:!• Phillips Oilers 64, Idaho 44 California 62, Nebraska 59 Cage Season Hits Full Stride Tonight Mississippi County's basketball season steps into hisft gear tonight with a full schedule,on tap. Just about every team In Ihe country goes into action tonlghl to get the harUvrood sport In ful swing. Most of the schools already have opened their seasons and have played a number of games but foi at least one, Osceola, tonight's Farmer Jones, Joe Welch Win Legion Bouts Farmer Jones and joe Welch won the decisions in the American Legion's double main event wrestling program at Memorial Auditorium last night. In the first best two of three falls, 90-minute time limit br>ut, Joe Welch defeated Bill Canny by taking the filial two rounds. Canny won the first one in 13 minutes with a half crab but SVelch captured the last two, the second In five minutes with a hammer lock and Ihe third in 10 minutes with an arm bar. In the second match, Jones got Ihe decision over Hall by taking the first and third rounds. He won the first fall in 15 minutes with a flying jinney and the third In eight minutes with mule kicks and a body pin. Hall won the seconcf in four minutes with a surf board. Due to the double main event program, there were no nrellmlna ry bouts. games will be the first of season. • ^Pr. Coach Dukie Speck'i Bemlnolei. rated as one of the county's best Class B teams, invade Luxor* to, night for , pair of games with Coach Tye Adams' P»nther« o»- ceola had to delay Iti cage Muon due to the football playoff*' The girls teams of the two school. are scheduled to clash in' (he first game with the boys team* meetlne in the finale. " . In other action tonight, Lwch villa's District 3A champion Lion, will go against a tough Southslde of Memphis team in the, Leachville gym..This will be Lenchville'K sixth O'llna ,.* IV.~ - - ™*LI1 ind prob- toughest game of the young season ably will be the Lion's test so far. i '. . 'Wilson's district B ' champion Bulldogs are also slated.'for action neetuig west Memphis teams In a deiibleheadcr a l the Wilson gym In the first game, set for g o'clock :he girl's-teams-of, the-two school square off with the boys team, following suit at 7:30.- '=' . Dell's Bluejays officially open » ;w gym-, tonight'- when thev (alt. >n Burdette's Panthers. Both tea iave already opened their f sea3_ but this will be Dell's first In if. lew gjm which »a s completed only j st summer * Rounding out the full slate of ic- "" tonight Gosnell'7 Pirates Ion es «m on class A Manila In a pair 'I game, at Gosneil Coach ROT Hon's Pirates got off to a bad start his season and »il| be seelclni t» ^better things In tonight'! twin Jonowicz to Get Heisman Trophy NEW -YORK, Dec... 12. (<pj_The Heisman Memorial Trophy, symbol izing the "outstanding college football player in the U.S.," will be awarded tonight to Vic. Janowicz All-America halfback from Ohio State. Janowicz was picked in > nationwide poll of sports writers anr broadcasters conducted by the Downtown Athletic Club. He received 633 votes to win over an outstanding list ot eligibles. Kyle Rote, Southern Methodist lack, was Second with 280 votes followed by Reds Bagnell of Penn 231; Babe Parilli of Kentucky 214 ind Bobby Reynolds or Nebraska' Give LD THOMPSON in this unique New CHIMNEY PACKAGE Good Old Thompson in this bright and unusual package is a smart gift idea. Make your friends happy by giving them Old Thompson this year. Same package is available in pint size. Blcorfcd whiskey, Sfi.s Proof. Th« straight wlmkits in this prod,,ci ,rr four ye»rj more nld. 37Vi% slraijjht whblti«- grain neutral spirits. NO IXTIA CHAROf 22 WlO-lH-THl-WOOO whiskey »ismiERKi nmrun • umm.ii. 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