The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 22, 1950
Page 7
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PAGE TWELVE Bl/YTHEVTU.E (AR1U COURIER NEWS Leachville Shades Big Six Champions In Jonesboro Gym JONESBORO, Dec. 22.—Leacliville High School's Lions gained a little more prestige over the state last inght by whipping Big Si>: champion North Little Hock 35-32 in the Berl Smith gym here. The victory was the eighth * straight for Coach Ethridge McKeel's unbeaten Lions who R'lll defend the District 3A crown In the district tournament this winter. The game, although tight in . scoring, was dull in spots as both teams played deliberately, keeping «corlng to a minimum. Leachvllle jumped to an early lead but managed only n four point margin at the end of the first quarter. The scoring stayed on a near equal basis during the second stanza and at halftime the Lions led 22-16. Tulce during the second period North Little Uock pulled to within one point of the Lions' margin but were unable to catch up. Third Quarter Dull The third quarter \vas dull with •coring at a minimum. Lcnchville scored only eight points In that frame and North Little Rock but three. The Lions started stalling In the fourth period while North Little- Rock' got. a little hotter. Larry Scott paced the Lions' point making,.swishing the basket for M points, most of them on beautiful set shots that touched nothing but the net. Mylon Buck came in lor 10 points and David Buck got six. • For North'Little Rock John Por- tenbufy was high with 11 points and 'Jjtn Scott scored 10. The lineups: L'chville (35) Pos. N. L. Rk. (32) McAdams (4) .F. (11) Fortenbury M. Buck (10) .F (6) Whitten Scott', (U) C... (10) J. Scott D. Buck (6) ...G... (1) Drowning Gil£>atr!ck (1) G. (2) Harrod Substitutions: North Little Rock —Clark, King (2), and Johnson. Portagevillc Whips Marston in Pair PORTAGEVILLE, Mo., Dec. 22— Portagevllle's A and B boys basket- bill teams copped- a pair of wins from Marston last!night. The B team, with Wldner scoring 15 points, defeated Marston 46-21. Iceman led Mftrston' with 10 points. Portagevllle's A boys downed Marston 44-23 In the second game. Hulshof was high for Port agcv ill e with 10 points and Bearden and Brown paced Marston with seven. ' It was the third Little Eight Conference victory for portageville this season. Hew Orleans Loyola Dumps ASTC Five 67-48 NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 22. (/P) . — Ijoyola of the south led throughou In defeating Arkansas State Teach ers College 61 to 48 In basketbal here last night. It was the seventh victory In NEW BALL—Eddie (Whitcy) Ford checks the globe at the Fort Devens, Mass., reception center. The Yankees' recruit pitching phenomenon and World Scries star is speculating as to the ppssible-spols he'll seo during his Army career. ting Injury Fatal To Negro Boxer Sonny Boy West Dies Of Brain Concussion; Autopsy Is Ordered By TRD MKIKR NEW YORK, Deo. 22. (/P)—Little .wo-yenr-olcl Sharon West won't get he toy piano her daddy Intended o buy her for Christmas. Her daddy. AI (Sonny Boy) West lied last night In St. Clare's Hospital, some 22 hours after he had been knocked out by Percy Basselt of Philadelphia, In a boxing bout at St. Nicholas Arena. The 21-year-old West, a Negro ightwolght from Washington D C mdcrwent two delicate brain opern- ions and received three blood transitions, but failed to regain consciousness and died at T.M (EST). He had been kept alive for several hours by artificial respiration. Dr. Vincent Nardicllo, state Alh- ctlc Commission physician, said West died of an Ultra-cerebral hem- nrrhngc and a cerebral concussion When ho was knocked out West Tell flat on his back and his heac hit the canvas' with a thud. Suffered Relapse He did not respond to Nardlello'.s Lrcnlnicnl and was carried from ,hc ring on a stretcher and rushec to the hospital. He rallied after th first operation, but suffered a relapse and a second operation wa ordered In the afternoon. There titter he was reported "sinking tixt and was not moved from the op crating room. Only n few hours before he en lered the ring Trainer Johnny Sul livan snld West had talked of th Christmas gifts he had In mind t buy his family with his purse ruon cy, estimated at $1.000. He had h! heart set on the toy piano for ilttl Sharon who was sent to hed In th West Washington home last nigh without being told of her daddv death. The death was the third boxln Fatality In the United States an Lhe ninth In the world this yea compared to 18 In 1940. There will be an autopsy afle which funeral services will be hel In Washington. Kentucky Crew To Fly Home for Brief Christmas MOBILE. Ala.. Dec. 22. (/P)— Kentucky's Sugar Bowl bound crew files back to Lexington for Christmas today after a grueling training grind for Its Jan. 1 date with Oklahoma. One more workout was scheduled for the Wildcats before they boarded a chartered plane for a brief holiday. Kentucky's stout defensive team looked sharp yesterday in a full- dress rehearsal against Oklahoma eight starts for Loyola. • Loyola Center Tommy Kctchuni was high scorer with ID points, followed closely by teammate Art Oell with 11. Guard Rush Harding was high for the visitors with 13 points Michigan, California Hampered by Injuries PASADENA, Calif.. Dec. 22. (A*;— Routine practice was on the schcd ulc today for the Rose Bowl rivals Michigan and California, and th main concern centered on the coi dltion of three players. Coach Lynn Waldorf of Callforn has a worry In the pulled leg muscle of end Ed Bartlett, and Michigan awaits the return to heavy duty ', practice of halfback Leo Koceski and linebacker Roger ZntkoTf, similarly plagued by ailing leg muscles. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1353 Mac Is 'Just a Fan On His 88th Birthday PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22. (AP)—"I'm just a fan now," said Conil< Mack today as he celebrated his 88lh birthday. This is the first, birthday In 07 cars that the grand old man of ascball has observed as a spectu- or. He retired as manager of his eloved Philadelphia Athletics last Oct. 18. He managed the A's' for 50 easons and had been active as player and manager for 67 cam- KiigllS. How Is he taking retirement? "I'm so busy that I don't have Ime to even realize I'm retired," •lack toM the usual crowd of press ind radio men who visited him In ils Shibe Park tower office. Mail for Connie still pours into he office from over all the world. And he replies to every letter. It leeps him going five days a week. The routine Mack has followed iver since lie took over the Ath- etics Jn 1901 hasn't varied any. ivory morning at 10—sometimes earlier—the ever straight-backed dean of baseball men can be seen n his office chair. He generally works until about 1 p.m. and then ;ocs homo. ' "ISasclmll Will Survive" The man who inrnngcd Milwau- scorlng plays. It had some difficulty, however, against Paul Jones' interpretation of Sooner quarterback Claude Arnold's passes. Vito Parllll kept his tllnglug arm warm during the two-hour session In- a light drizzle. Before World War n about 40 per cent of U. S. exports went to British Empire. the THE No.1 BOTTLED IN BOND OFFER That's Rocking The Nation ^ C~ ' i ' i '" > , ' •• .? •> For Christmas, New Year's and ever)' day —the light-bodied, mellow smoothness of "County Fair" makes it always the most welcome of gifts . . . Premium quality —priced to bring good cheer to every pocket. Why pay fancy prices when today you can get BOmED IN BOND 100 PROOF STRAIGHT BOURBON County Fair *035 O PINT *170 1 ttPJNT; STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY nnm en tu nnun Untler U ' S ' W. A. HAULER CORP.. PHILADELPHIA. PA. BOTTLtU IN BOND Supervision kee during the Spanish American war and guided his, A's through two world wars said he had "no doubt that baseball will survive this latest emergency." He paused briefly, then said slowly: "I was shocked at the failure of the major league owners to renew trie contract 'of Commissioner (A. H.) Chandler. 1 still do not understand It. After all, Chandler did everything that was expected of him—and did it well. "What more do they want? Why the commissioner arranged for payment of more than $800,000 for world series television, didn't he? That alone should have been enough to keep him in office," Approved Other Decision Connie said he approved other decisions reached by the baseball magnates in Florldajjfcrepeal of the bonus rule and abolishment of the agreement not to take players out of high school. Then, worried lest club General Manager Arthur Ehlers and manager Jimmy Dykes might think he was st*,jplng out of line, he salcl: "Nov.', I'm just shaking as a fan. I'm not- speaking for the Athletics." And after gazing from one to another of his audience, lils eyes— agllnt with humor—"Gosh I hope everybody realizes I'm lust a fan now. "Naturally I Intend to go south with the boys and I'll travel with tlrim but ril W atch rrom the stands. "Dykes told me he didn't believe I'd be able to watch the learn everyday and be able to keep my mouth shut, well, he'll be surprise* I Intend to prove him wrong." Sharks rarely are found In fmh water, but Lake Nicaragua, In Central* America, contains sharks u well as other sea fish. SINOER£ Our heottiest wishes Ihal you moy enjoy a truly Merry Christmas and all the good Fortune lo make the New fear a hoppy one. CURVE-INN GROCERY J. C. Cherry Air Base Road •£&§&$& ' '•' ' '|£Lt^tfr f ^vT"j( ~ -• ,, F>VM*^vy*iiF 2 I 3 WESTMAIN ST. PHONE 2OIS Hubert Scymore To OUT faithful old friends, to our devoted new friends and to those whose friendships we hope to earn—we wish a most cheerful Christmas and a New Year filled with all the good things in life- Health, Happiness and enduring Peace. We extend this greeting, not because it is the customary thing to do but because It is e sentiment genuinely felt, for as the years go by our appreciation oi cherished friendships becomes greater and greater. Motor Sales Co. DeSOTO - PLYMOUTH — PACKARD BlyfhevilU, Arkanta*

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