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PAGE TWELVE BLTTHEYTLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 9* A By Accu««r Is Accused We were all set to flle this Jonesboro incident right along with n fur other unpleasant memories but then L. G. (Pet* the Plumber Thompson comes up with a clipping from a Paragould newspaper tha was too rich to pass up. It contains an account of the Jonesboro Paragould Thanksgiving Day tlfT and in it the writer, whose name was no given, pointed a big, fat accusing finger at Clarence Gels' holier-tha: thou Golden Hurricane. In fact the article made Geis 1 "roughness be yond reason" charge against our Chickasaws sound like the theme of ; Sunday School picnic. • The writer In his (as he termed It) "penalty-by-penalty" description at the fame commented: "Anyone who expected U w« a fool- bail game was sorely disappointed for while nearly every bind nl back alley brawling was In evidence, any real football K*S only cn- Incldcnlal." And he further charged that "the Hurricane seemed more Intent on crippling the opposition than oulscorinf them, and the game deteriorated rapidly." Then he capped thing* off by,say- in;: "Just as editorial comment here, It's In line to KUggesf that football be discontinued between the schools unlil tbe Idea of meeting for pure liloodshed be outgrown and some semblance,of jports- manlikc play lie develoiietl." Whether any or all of these charges are exaggerations Is problem- ulical—nvaybe they are and maybe not. The Joncsboro-Paragould game: are like the Chick-Hurricane series, annual renewals of a rivalry tha. dates back to the early years of the century. They're games that are noted for their rugged play, hard blocking, hard tackling and, yes. a; occasional forearm or elbow. But the writer of the article made'it sound as if Johesboro and Paragould,, too, might have been gnilty of a little "roughness beyond reason." Wonder why there's been no word fron Jonesboro on Iliis'inittter?- Could it be that the Hurricane's holding tl:_ favored Bulldogs to a 6-6 tie might possibly have caused.certain heads to turn the other way at the right lime? Let's poll the parents and fijid out. "' And while on the subject of .lonesboro, Ma.v Keid, 'Rlytlievllie school board president, thinks the Hurricane should have dropped the Chicks in Irack, too. Because, says Mr. Reid, dust from the heels of a couple of Chick speedsters mlglit endanger the eyesight of the Hurricane thinclails. Boosting Basketball The first phase of Coach Jimmy Fisher's basketball promotional program at Blythcville High School will be reeled off Monday night when the Chicks and Paps malch dribbles wilh Hector at- the Haley Field gym Jimmy's idea is to get more townspeople interested in the hardwood sport and he plans to do this by inviting members of civic and other groups:to see the Chicks play as guests of the school. He is even going to reserve a section of the gym's bleachers so that members of the groups may sit togelher. First on the list of guests will be the parents of the players. They'l be invited to attend Monday night's games. Fisher is also planning a special ceremony for Monday night that »ill ' officially" open the Chicks' season. This will include Introduction of the players and special guests and Ihe throwing out of the "first" bar. bx a school official And for the\occasion the Chicks and Paps will be garbed In brand new unifouns. Now, he says, all that's needed Is someone to-watch all this. Schedule Settled To soothe the minds of those wh'o doubled (he Chicks' ability l« line Dp a football schedule next year, we are happy to'report that the sport will not be reduced to intra-inural participation next fall. The Chicks could go right now wllh a seven game slate and Ihe potslbilltlM at tvso more tills are belter than fair. The Tribe had two year contracts with Poplar Bluff, Renlon, 111., Jackson, Tenn., Whitehaien, Tenn , and Figgoll, «o they'll be back. Paragould already has signed a new contract and two Memphis schools, cue and Roufh Side, are reported lo have sent 'out feelers for games. Not but two Arkansas schools, but so whal? The way things hare been «olng yrm beat an Arkansas school and jam let accused of everything in the book.-. . . Bud Wilkinsons Sooners Out To Make Sugar Bowl History By ROT STErNFORT ". " . NEW ORLEANS, Dec. IS. (AP)— Coe-ch Bud Wilkinson and his Oklahoma Sooners—modern football's record busters—may set a. record here New Year's Day that could stand about as long aj the Bugar Bowl's con«ret« and steel stadium. In toe Sugar Bowl's 16-year'his-* • toiy, a team never has won three successive games, but Oklahoma probably will be favored to do,that against Kentucky here New Year's Day. Oklahoma smashed North Carolina 14-6 Ul 1949 and Louisiana State University fell under a 35-0 slaughter this year. L.S.U., back in early Sugar Bowl history, played In three straight Sugar Bowl games—but the Bayou Tigers lost them all. Under the direction of 31-year-old. Wilkinson, the Sooners now have a winning skein of 34 straight games—longest victory string In modem football. And it's .hard to say where the str.iig will stop, but the !ay-it-on- the-line boys feel it won't be against Coach Paul Bryant's once-defeated Kenluckians. Started From Scratch . Wilkinson will probably be the most surprised visitor In the big stadium . when 85,000 fans gather New Year's Day. He took a team of reserves and sophomores this tall and started to build again from scratch. Graduation had wrecked his 1949 eleven. And after the Sooners won 10 straight—their entire schedule-, Wilkinson said at last he was finally convinced his team was as good as everybody uredlcfed it would be before the season opened. Boyish Bud has been a head coach only tour years, al of them Rt Okahoma. In that time, he earned a reptualion as the best young coach in the business—many claim he's the best, young or old. His teams have won 38, lost three, and tied one for a .926 winning average. The cold figures speak stronger than any adjectives. His team finished first this year In the Associated Press' poll, second last year. Oklahoma has won the Big Seven title the last two years. Babe Zaharias Is Nations Top Woman Golfer MIAMI, Tin., nee. 15. (£•)—Babe Didrlkson Zaharias, woman athlete of the half-century, captured virtually all of the Women's Professional Golf Association honors and earned an unprecedented $14,800 in prize money during 1950. Fred Corcoran, woman's PGA tournament director, today listed the top 10 women professionals. The Babe was far out In front. Mrs. Zaharias, wno was voted by the nation's sports editor! In the Associated Press poll as the top woman athlete of the past fifty years. won six m jor tournaments Including the grueling 144-hols Weathervane Tournament played on four golf courses. She placed first In the women's U.S. open, the Wcathervane cross country, the Ail-American; the world's tournament: Western Open and Title Holders Tournament at Augusta. On. Patty Ber R of Minneapolis. Minn., placed .second In Corcornn's poll with three tournament victories the Eastern Open, Hardscabble at rort Smith, Ark., and the Cnrroll- ton, Gn.. Open. Louise Suggs, Atlanta. Ga., was isted as third. The remainder follow in this order: Betty Jameson. San Antonio. Tex.: Alice Bauer, FRIDAY, DECEMBER Tribe Exp«cr* Tough Sledding Against Improved Lion Fiv« Blytheville's Chick* »m1 'nps get their first feel of District Three competition tonight when they invade Manila for n pair of Barnes with .Manila High School teams. The rioubleheader Is scheduled for 7:30 In the Manila High School gym anil the first game will pit Earl Stabler': Paps against the Manll Juniors. In the feature game, the Chicks •ill go aealnst the reputedly strong Manila Lion five. This will be Ihe Blythevllle teams irst games against Arkansas tennis. They have played three tills al- eady but two have been against Holland. Mo., teams and the other against Memphis South Side. Tlic Chicks are expected to have .ouch sledding against the Lions. Manila Is reported as being one >f the most improved teams .In Dls- rlct Three and Is expected to give Coach Jimmy Fisher's tribe » real battle. And an ex-Chick Is rme of Ihe naln ramrods of the Lion team, ffc's Bob Berry who saw t lot of iction as a Chlckasaw reserve last ,'ear and was being groomed for « Parting role this year before he .ransferred to Manila. Both the Chicks and Paps will be ifter their third victories tonight They have won twice over Holland :eams but lost to South, Side. PlayofTTWe Games Toniaht Rated Toss-Ups By The AsmrUted Frew As would be expected in playoff Inals. tonight's game.'! lo decide he two remaining Arkaasas high chool football championships loom as ding-dong battles. Both th« Wynne-Siloam springs Clas* A encounter and the Rlson- Atklns tangle In Class B are regarded as toss-ups..' Siloam Springs" will have the ad- •anlage of playing - at home and ained stature by upsetting title- avored DeQueen in the semi-finiils ast week. The Panthers are undefeated but were tied once In nine egular .season games. Wynne hud season record of eight Victories nd one defeat and entered the fi- als by spilling a strong McCrory earn last week. ,,: RUon I* the only one of the four ;ams playing tonight which bouts perfect record. The Wildcat*' r»n ver ten fofts before entering the layoffs. However, they were bung- d up considerably In beating o«- eola a week ago. -Atkins, with a season mark of 8-2. laims one of. the state's finest unhlng attacks, sparked . by 185- xniiid Eai» Kaiser, who college taint scouts say U RJI good a back M here Is In Arkanvu prep circles. ;.^ ,..'g«a.J3x'Sly5;T; 10 CHA\DLKK?-Tnlkinir together tn the lobby of their hotel at St. Petersburg. Fla.. are Warren Giles (left), president of the Cincinnati Reds, and Ford Trick, National l-eague president. They have been mentioned in rumors circulating here as possible successors to Chandler when the owners offered to buy up his contract and release him. (AP Wlreplioto). Tournament at Wilson Enters Semi-Final Lap WILSON, Dec. 15,-Wilson High School's invitational basketball sea tournament moves into the semi-final round tonight with two boys and two girls 8 a HIM lo be run off Action is scheduled to start-at 6 p.m. with a girls game that will pit Wilson against Dell. Then games will follow each hour with the final tilt set for 9 o'clock. Blytheville's. Cnickasaw "B" lean is slated for action in tonight's second game meeting the host team the Wilson Bulldogs. The Chick "B" team went Into the semi-final round by drubbing ryronza 45-29 in a first round gam Wednesday night. In other games tonight CXsceola's girls tackle Luxora at 8 o'clock and shawnee's boys take on Luxora a College Basketball By The Amr>cl»ted Frem CCNY 59. Washington State 4S Canlsiils 59, Texas 45 Long Island 75, Georgetown (DC) '•'"',.' Murray (Ky) 73, Marshall 54 Panhandle A&M 47, • Sterling Kas) 40 -Central State 57. Southwestern 49 McKendree 93, St. Louis Musfc- ,rt* 48 Denver 68, Brake BO Missouri Valley'73. College of Emoria 67 Morning 75, Washbllm 83 Western Kentucky 103. Tampa 70 Kentucky 85, Florida 37 North Carolina'Slate "5, Eastern Kentucky 64 (overtime) Oklahoma A&M 44, Arkansas :« Ouachita 48, Arkansas A&M 45 Southwest Texas 55. Texas A&M 0 N. Texas 54, Baylor 50 E. Texas 47. Howard Payne 4S Wyoming 64, Colorado 51 I id land, Tex . and her sister, Marene Bauer, also of Midland; Helen 5ettvvller. Inrilo. Call/.; Shirley pork. Detroit. Mich.: Sally Ses- ons, Detroit and Betty Hicks, Long each, Calif. NU-AID Relieves Misery For palm In | hack, gas pa bad tastes month. tired and fecllnyS (Joe lo sluggish] $1.50 A BoUIe OWENS DRUG BE WISE - ECONOMIZE Cut Insurance Costs? A Dividend on Every Policy Broad Coverage—Prompt Claim Service RAYMOND ZACHRY Mutual Insurance Agency 200 Isaacs Bldg. p hon e 3190 Fire—Aulomobll*—Burglary ft Holdup Workmen's Comp*ns»ilion—Hospilalizalion Life—flat* GUs»—Public Liability Boys Osceola Osceola Kcalen teams from Gosnell and girls teams and fro Sha«-nee and oosnell were elimf- naled in the final first -round action last night. Lnxora's boys moved Into the semi-finals by defeating Crenel 4€-33 -in last night's first game Stanford led Luxora with 15 points and Emery scored H for;Gosne!l. •In the second game Harvey Lee Hill hooped 20 points ; ;but that didn't keep hisOsceloa Seminole bud- die** irom going down in defeat. Shawnee knocked the Seminolesout of Ihe tourney with a 41-38 viclory. Faulk led shawnee with 13 points. Luxora's girls got by Gosnell 3624. with Cockrell scoring 25 of her team's points and Osceola's girls drubbed the Shawnee sextet 14-34. Mann led the way for Osceola with 19 points.. Winners of tonight's game will clash 'tomorrow nigbt .in the tourney finals. '•-,--; 'Thing' in Mrs. Daly's Garage Proves to Be Dud ENDICOTT, N.Y.. Dec. 15. (AP) — The "thing" fn Mrs. James J. Daly's garage brought a policeman on the double. Meanwhile, this renort was written in the police book: "Mrs. Daly requests olficer to come and shoot, or remove the thing from her garage. She is afraid to get into her car. Sands (Patrolman Lee Sands) got out of here with the boom-da-boom." The thing was a small, frightened opossum. Sands released it In an unpopulated section. John T. King Dies In Paragould Hospital PARAGOULD. Ark.. Bee. 15. W>— The commercial agent for the Cot- Still Time to Buy— SCHENLEY Order now /or the Holidays! /BIENOED WHISKEY Si PR. <S% C-SAIN NEy. "At SPIRITS. SCHENIE'T DIST.. INC.. N. f C $1 Fine Returned For Family Milk CLEARWATER, Pla., Dec. 15. (AP)—The police gave back a $1 parking fine to a man who wrote that paying It "Is depriving my three children of much needed milk." Chief George McClamma did not identify the man but said he invited an investigation to prove loss of the dollar would hurt his family. McClamma did not investigate, but returned the money with a note that he hoped It'vrouid be used to buy milk. ! .- i .- ? . _ —•—-^—^^—— • - - - • • : — • . — r — —- v»j»-***«j» *" I 1 W9 ' Chkk and Papoose Cage Teams Invade Manila Tonight iMHMMI^HB ST^°^^''V^ NC State s State Clean , By MII.O FAKN'KTl • *•' '•• ^fi NEW YORK, Dee. 15. (AP)-Th. .Wolfpack had to scrambk'w... but the North Carolina state basketball'five stUJ U undefwtei ^^ Oklahoma Aggies WhipHogs44-33 Horn* Court Faili To Help Porker*; Agj Hit Long Ones FAYETTEVILL, Ark., Dec. ij, (AP)—The home court didn't prove to the Arkansas Hfl- an advantage zorbacks. The mighty Oklahoma A and M. basketball team, which had managed to nip the Porkers by only lira points on the, Asgle floor last week, turned them back, 44-33, In a return engagement here last night. ' The two rivals, title favorites In their respective conferences, the Missouri Valley and the Southwest. may meet again this sea.son on a neutral court. Both will compete In :ie all-college tournament at Oki>">;na City later this month, T':e Rnnrbarks got the shots last nipht but missed, rimming them and bouncing them off Slate came from behind In regulation play last night then came from behind again in overtime to defeat Eastern Kentucky, 65-G4. Both times Wolfpack forward Sam Ranzlno scored the vital points. He first tied (he game at 58-58 on a free throw with 12 seconds left in regular play, and in the overtime Ran- zino dribbled down court and sank the winning basket with just 28 seconds left. Little Joe Harper le.d Eastern Kentucky into an early second-half tie and from there on the two teams battled to the end. Ranzino topped the scorers wilh 22 and Harper tallied 15 to lead the visiting Kentuckians. Each quintet rates high on the national listings. Another strong blucgrass five, Western Kentucky, hu'd it easy ILJLIJI 01H1 UUUMk.111^ IIIUIII Oil aS **C.TLCI1I IVU11 I IILK \ , Ili thiush they had never playecl their ' against Tiunpa. 103-70. own Iiackutinrds before. The Agiiies, ' on the other hand, were hittins from distant spots, and that wa" the difference. Only one of Arkansas' high scor ing standouts, Bob Ambler, wa. able lo click. Ambler chalked up 12 points. Billy (Toar) Uesler, the seven- foot center who stands In for Ambler, didn't fare as well. He played about half the time but was good '.or only three points. The Porkers had narrow leads In the early minutes but Oklahoma A. and M. pulled ahead on steady jail control plays and never was headed. The halftime score was A ind M. 24, Arkansas 18. Norman Pilgrim led A. and M with 12 points. Arkansas Defense Plan to Be Talked 'LITTLE ROCK, 'DCC. >, (AP) -i- An over-all defense program for Arkansas wilt be discussed here next week. Maj. Carl C. Martin, deputy state civil 1 defense director, jaid the meeting of the State's Advisory Council on Civil Defense would be. held in the governor's reception room at the state capital Dec. 19. The meeting originally was scheduled for tomorrow but was postponed because of Governor McMath's absence from the state. Belt Railway here died at a Paragould hospital yesterday. He was John T. King, 55, a native Texan. ; King had been here since 1942. Prior to that.year he had resided at Pine Bluff. Wefner and Waldo. - Ouachita Shades Arkansas Aggies By The Associated Press Oii?chiia survived a closing rush by Arkassas A. and M. to .win an .AIC basketball game, 48-45, at Ark- artelphia last night. College of the Ozarks, which won't open.its AIC schedule until next month, lost for the second time to Northeast Oklahoma of Tahlequah in a game at Clarksville The score was 48--2S. In the Arkadelphia game, Ouachita led, 26-12, at the half. C. E. Harris of Ouachita led in scoring with 15 points. In-it.5 game. Ozarks managed to keep the score close only in the opening minutes. Dobbins of the visiting team was high- with 14 points. Fire Causes Death Of Camden Resident CAMDEN, Ark.. Dec. 15. (jj 1 )—Pire caused the death of a long time resident of Camden early yesterday. He was William L. McGough, 61. Coroner George B. Mathis said the fire In McGough's one room apartment apparently, began when the tenant went to sleep while smoking. The coroner said the victim died of suffocation. McGough lived alone. et Hiibbard Furniture Mac|i TMl MITMORE— s terrific new value by Magnavox! 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That makes It two over the Porkers. A t t M defeated Arkansas at Slillwntcr, 5553, Friday and last night Improved -T that at Fayetteville. Kentucky prepared for Kansas Saturday night with an 85-37 drubbing of Florida. Powerful Murray Slnte. the fourth strong Kentucky quintet, advanced to the finals of the Marshall Invitation Tournament, whipping Marshall 73-54. West Texas Siaie defeated Pepperdine, 70-60, in the older scmi-flnal. Missouri continued its winning drive since the CCNY upset. The Tigers defeated visiting Texas Christian, 50-45. Little Bud Heineman of Missouri ' led the scoring with 15 points. Missouri passed up several free throws late in the game to keep possession—Phog Alien's newest baskethall invention. Denver topped Drake, 66-60, and in the west, Wyoming defeated oft- beaten Colorado, 64-51. In the southwest. North Texas State downed Baylor, 54-M and Sou'thwe'it Te«u took Texa. A A M , 55-SO. ' '. . Sen. Ksfduver Mentioned tor Chandler's Job , MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 15. «-,_ .enator gstes Kefauver 'L i ! s .: Jr . epo . r ' ed yesterday But to queries on the reports he Senator told the Prcss-ScImS ^"f!, 0 " 6 ^"*" iVnshington-lhal hndnt heard anything about It ed hC W ° U ' dn ' t — '"'"f- I want'to be a'squire 'on. ton 01 Lookout. Alountain (near Chatfa noosa) or a. member of .the Un States Senate." the crime Inv gating senator said t . T | le , rp ™ ss - s «ni«ar 'said reports that Kefnuver has 'the -"backing n S? A " le m ° St I)OWei ' fl " Bro "^ in the American and National Leagues had reached it from Hollv- uood. It sa,d a formal offer may be tendered the lawmaker soon Toboggans Without Snow 'SlNKAPOIiE ••(AP);. _ it never snows m Singapore, but some smart kids here go tobogganing. They've made toboggans out O f slrips. of woven bamboo and pieces of sacking. They "slide- along on these on a long stretch ' of green grass with a 14-foot dip,. 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