The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 29, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 29, 1950
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TAGE EIGHT BLYTHKVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 29, 1950 Van Buren Quits Playoff-Seminoles Ready for Marked Tree S<MM« Song, Etc. . . •coot over, Jonesboro, you've got a brd partner. There's nnothci school In these parts that apparently doesn't cater to the Idea of lojins > football game to a superior team, especially If that team is Blytlicvlllr. According to reports that drifted into this department, a Forrest City official, namely one NS. S. Smith, tl\c school superintendent, cot rather hostile his Mustangs were so rudely sidetracked out of the AA playoff last Friday night by an obviously superior Cliirkusaw fam and some smart thinking on the part of Coaches Muss Mosley and Bill Slanc.ll. And these reports sren'l Just rumors, either. They came straight from the horse's mouth. H seems that Brother Smith arrived In Blytheville Mill, lhat proverbial chip on his shoulder and In liinguaje thai Is nol always hecomins lo an educator, Immediately to lamljast Coaches Mostey and Stancil because Hairy Held did nol have the a|i|iear:in<e of a Utopian garden lifter Thnrsilay night's snow storm. Tfut started > chain of events lhat ended several hours later with some rather j(ron& words being ultereil. ] The second link In this chain came during the game when Mosley , \ found the weather and the ground, which frozen hauler than a ; |i o |, mortgage-holder's heart, a much largn stymie to his Chicks ihan wn=. i. ,. the Forrest City team. So, alter halfiimc intermission, Ihe Chicks pa-!"'" 1 raded out In gym shoes and jersey gloves, while Foiresi City fans fumed. | lo pull out of llic slate Class Then the Chicks went on to lasso Ihe heretofore unrideaWe Mustangs I ..\A playoff and forfeit Uieir Pointers Forfeit Game to Chicks Baskstbol! Given As .Reason; Camden Next for Blytheville \V. R. Nicholson, .superintendent,. of Itlvthcville schools, silrt lhl» mornfnf that the Rl.vlhcvllle.- ('Aimlpn plavnff same definitely ulll he played Dec. S. Site for the game has nol hern selrrtert, he siilil, hul il ulll not IK played on a tmilral field. Van Huron High Seliool's I'oinlnr.s, District 1AA fool- I i.. ml ..- nl . , > ' " ° by a saucy 31-7 count. Can This Be Loyally? second round game Blytheville Chicks, the M. (.fnlinin ) Burnett, of (lie Ar- Atlilelic Association ..... Q . „ The chain was completed after the game when Mosley and htancil, . . . , , . as has been their custom all year, went to the cafe where the Forrest! '"" uul ."-.Mt.m,i.> . . '" nnnnuncInR Van Buren's -,,„„, v-/"C/\ JUiLcbUOiU Series Undecided The ALhlPltc Committee of Jone.sboro High School, met In boix) last, night to discuss-whether or not the Hurricane should drop the BlylhevUlfl Chicles from their football .schedule but failed to Une any action on the subject outside of a recommendation to the .school board. iliv" courtesy from us. He went on to say that Blytheville didn't have ""* Ca ."J' lc "-, wl \'. ch "" d , " 5ca ;" d • J - - - — ' round bye. standing between th that good of n team and when I reminded him thai Blythcville had just beaten Forrest Cily he .said something about us being just n bunch nt sorry bums and again asked us to leave. So we left. But In a few minutes j c ',' a member of the Forrest City coaching stall came nround and apologized," Stancil said. Jusl wlint riled Brother Smith, mi nne srrms In. know, 1ml it's our guess lhat he thought like the hundreds of oilier Forrest City fans that saw Ihe g;»me, that the Mustangs were a sure winner, dial the Chicks would b« no match for them, which was all well and g(MH). Bui for a man, rspfrtally Ihe head of a school am! an official representative of a city the srtt of Forrest City, lo set so completely off the beam and revert to such conduct, that's carrying schntil and civic loyalty, if you want lo call it that, a Hi tie. bH too far. Yeah, lake a back sent, Jonestioro, You have been "out-did." Chicks and. their In hvo second suite Playoff Prattle Iti a few days the Chicks will get a chan'ce to see themselves in action against the Mustangs. Blytheville High School took movies nf the Forrest City game as an experiment and they'll be shown back to the boys AS 1 withdrawal of Van Burcti from the playoff might possibly shorten Arkansas' extra long playoff season by one week and-gel the Honblc-A payoff over hy Dec. 8 Instead of Dec. 15 as originally scheduled. No playoff games are slated for this week due [o the observance o! Thanksgiving by most of the state. Conflict Cited 'Hie "announcement of Van Bnr- cn'.s forfeiture u-as ma<W in Blythe- vllle yesterday afternoon by W. B. Nicholson, superintendent of schools. Mr Nicholson staled that he would confer immediately with Camden officials in an effort to Ret the finals moved up from Dec. 15 to Dec. soon as they n're ready. Bill Gat/, ot Patagouid. operated the movie | g ^ u, c SRmc time a site for the camera. . . The Chicks' victory over Forrest City Friday night not only|g arnc w tll ^also be discussed was their llth of Ihe season but it also was third win in five iilayon" games in three years. They lost to Little Rock in a first-round game in 194T; won two in a row in winning (he championship in 1918 and lost to Smackover in a first-round game last year. Prom Camden comes word that the Camden Jaycces are out lo enough money to .lure the Blythevilte-Cnmden championship game lo Camden. So. a trip to south Arkansas might net the Chicks' athletic fund n sizeable nest egg If that's the'way the Jaycees want it. . . ' And Dllkie Speck of the Osceola Seminoles says that if he has his way all of the Seminoles' remaining playofT games will 'be playecl in the afternoon. The snow fight with Augusta night is said to bo his reason for wanting to sliun future night pames.' Keiser Sweeps Cage Twin Bill From Armorel KEISER, Nov. 28 -Keiser High School opened its 1950-51 basketball scheduled with a twin victory over Armorel teams here la-st night. The Keiser girls were victorious by a 70-18 score and the boys won 3E-11. Th* Yellow Jacket learns are scheduled to play Gosnell here tonight. The lineups: Reiser Johnson (17) Dair) (14) .. Crews Ci) Amos (8) Wiliam-s Girdley Girls Game Pns. Armorel (12) P. Sanders 13) Part • (1) Edens Lott. ..... . Sanders Morris Substitutions: KeLser—Cisco (12), Hall (2), Hawk (2), Corkerham (8), Brock, Warren, Poag, Waltrop, S- Amos and Ferguson. Armorel— Kcaster and Priddy. Boys Game Keiser Pos. Armorcl Stage* 7 (41 Brown | Hennon !2i ... T.. Parm (9) .... c.. Kcncndy (18) O. Burdette Cagers To Off icially Open New Gym Friday i ' Burdetle High School's Pirates j will oppii a new gym Friday night; when they play ihcir firpt home ] game of the 1960-51 bnskctba.ll sea- i son against Armorel teams at Bur- ! dette. ! The new gym, one of the largest and finest in this part of [he county, was completed last summer. It is a quonset-type building with a 90-foot playing court. The Pirates opened (heir basket- hall season last Tuesday night by defeating Armorel in a pair of games placed at Armorel. The remainder of the .schedule: Dee. 5 Missco High- at BurdeUe; Dec. 8 Gosnell nt Gosnell; Dec. 12 Del! at Burdcttc; DEC. 14-16 Kto- wah invitational tournament; Dec. 19 Shavvnee at Burdette; Dec. 22 Dell at Dell; Jan. 5 Luxora at Lnx- ora; Jan. 9 LepaiUo at B'-irdetle; Jan. 12 Gosnell at- Burdette; Jan. 16 Dyess at Durdette; Jan, 23 Lopanto nt Lepanto; Jan, 26 Caraway at The reason for Van Buren's action in pulHng out of the playoff was listed by Burnett as the plny- ott's conflict with the basketball season. Tlio Pointers were slate basketball champions last year and Burnett quoted Virgil CoJenian, superintendent of Van Buren schools, as saying that, there was more Interest in basketball at Van Bnren than in football. Burnett also quoted Goleman us saying that several members ot the Pointers' basketball squad who are also members of the football team, had been injured and that the school did not want to run the risk of losing these hoys to basketball due to aggravating these injuries in football. Wyoming, W&L Gel Gator Bids . Skyline Six Champ To Meet Southern ' Conference Titilist JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 3D. Wl,— Wyoming, champion of the Skyline Srx and unbeaten In nine Barnes, will meet Washington am! Lee. rhamplon of the Southern Conference. In the Galor Bowl football game here Jan. 1. Wyoming, coached by Bowden Wy- ntt who was a star Tennessee end In 1938, Is top lenm in the natioi on defense. The Cowboys operate from the single wing formation. Colorful Eddie Tatboom runs the show at tailback. Washington and, coached by George Barclay who was All-America guard'at North Carolina In 15 uses the split T formation. It is In tile bonds of quarterback Gil Bocetti. named to the Southern Conference nil-star team. Eleven Wyoming players were named to the two-platoon all-star team of the Skyline Six. Wyoming has lost only one game in tvvo years, and is one of only lour major teams unbeaten and untied this season. This season It scored successive victories over Montan State, Baylor, Colorado A&M. Utah Slate, Utah. New Mexico. Idaho, Brieham Young and Denver. Washington and Lee defeated Furman, West Virginia, Citadel Davidson, Virginia Tech. Delaware Louisville and Richmond. The Generals lost to Tennessee 27-20 anc lo Virginia, 26-21. Osceo/a, Rison T il^Scheduled For Pine Bluff Pine Bluff wn.s chosen as the site for Osccola's second round playoff games with RLson yesterday and Dec. 7 was chosen as the date, EL was announced thi* morning. The decisions were made at a Hansel T. (Pug) Winter*, chairman of the Athletic Committee, [his morning said (hat the committee offered a secret, recommenria- ;lon to the .school board but refused to comment further. However, it was learned thU morning that Lloyd Golf, superintendent of Jonesboro's schools, was to poll members Q! the school board for possible action on Ihe matter. Mr. Goff was reported mailing; letters to members of the board today. This information came from the Jonesboro Sun svhich had a representative at last nights' meeting. Jonoshoro'.s athletic director Clarence Gels, announced his in- teniions of recommending that the Hurricane sever relations with Blytheville, after the' Jone.sboro-Bly- thevllle game which was played here Oct. 13. After the game Gels charged that the Chicks were "rough beyond all bounds of reason", and stated that lie would recommend severance of one of the oldest football rivalries in the state. Clels Charged RoughneM However, Gels' charges were denied and ridiculed by Blytheville school officials and a large" number of the fans that saw the game. £!i l ir>i!%. ^_.*if*i J. M. (Johnte) Burnett, executive secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Chicks to Open Cage Season Here Friday .Site for BlylheviUe High School's opening same of the 1950-51 basketball season has again been changed, Jimmy Fisher. Chick basketball coach said yesterday. ,_. . .,.,-." ' . ' lllSlllj 1UJ *-> The Chicks first game against o n .! fl . . ,. v ,-,] !„.,,? \ r« ...)n x._ ~i i _i IL-. . *-" lli( -"i *1(*. Association, witnessed the game and commented afterwards lhat he saw no unusual amount of rough- new. At night's meetlrSg, Rouby of the Jonesboro Sun reported, the question was discussed for nearly two hours before It was dropped. Rouby staled that- opinions of those present varied, with some saying the Chicks should be dropped and others claiming that Jone.sboro could not afford to drop Blytheville. ' Results of the poll reported being taken by Mr. Goff. probably will not be rfivealed for several days, Rouby said. —riinto by Travis SKM1NOLK SKNTlNHljr Playing A lot of guard for the Osceola Semiuoles this year is Billy Alexander, a l6Q-po\uui senior. Ataxnnncr is j witnessing his third year as R Seminole squadman. and helped the Os- jajson c eo ] * team get into the state Class B playoff. Cub Catcher Sawatskl Stationed at Cr>o/fe« LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nor., 29. fAP) — Carl Sawatski. the Chicago Cubs catcher, is in the Army. Sawatski, a draftee, left here last, niaht for Camp Chaffee, near Fort Gosnell Cagers Defeated Twice GMnell High School's Pirates dropped n pair of basketball games to teams from Dell last night with the girls losing 50-16 and the boys dropping a close 23-21 decision. The games were played at Gosncll. The boys game was -A thriller with Gosncll leading until the last two minutes of play when Dell forged intri the lead. Perkins led Dell's scoring with 10 points and Bill Hyde paced Gosiiell with nine. Tn the pjrls game Simmons led Dell with 27 points and McGee scored' nine to lead Gosnell. Game To Renew Old Grid Rivalry Tilt Is Scheduled For 2 p.m. Tomorrow/ Osceola it Favored . Osceola Hijrh School'* Seminoles were- ready today for Iheir annual Thanksgiving Day clash with Iheir arch rivals, the Marked Tree Indians, at Osceola tomorrow afternoon. The game, which will bt th* an- Dual renewal of one pi the oldest gridiron feuds In this section of th« stale, Is set for 2:30 p.m. The. Seminoles were slated to taper off their week's practice work with a light workout this afternoon. Then they will sit back and wait for the arrival of the Indians. Seminoles Favored Coach DnWr. Sport's tribe will be favored to take their annual Turkey Day foes, on paper, [hat Is. But both Osceola and Marked Tree fans know that when the Seml- nolM and Indians get together, vrajierwoi-k Ls worthless. The Seminoles warmed up for their meeting with the Indians by taking the Augusta Red Devils 13-0 in the' snow in a Class B playoff game last week. They took time out from [he playoff this week to play their Thanksgiving classic. Following the Marked Tree encounter, the Serninole.s return to the playoff grind. Next week they go to Pine. Bluff U> meet tough Rison, in a second-round game. Then, sould they get by Rison, iffy will play in the [innls of the. class B run-off. Tomorrow's game will end tho season for the Indians, as they ar» nol competing in the state playoff*. They were beaten 13-12 by Paragould for the District 3A title. In World. Forces used War If the Armed greater tonnage of forest products than of steel. The tartan was illegal In Scotland from 1707 to 1782. meeting (Johniel In the offices of J. M. Burnett, executive secre- (2! HardlnJ caraway: Jan. 30 Mlsscb High nt • Ashmorc Etowah: Feb. 2 Dvess at Dvess- _ (1) Carmen ' ' Anderson I3> . G Lett ^ cb - R Shawnec at Shawncc; Feb. Substitutions: Keiser — Langs- 19 Caraway at Burdette: Feb. 13 ton. Boliannon 141. Hall McLaiii, [ I'»*om at Burdcltc. White iji. and Brock. Armorel— Brad.-haw <2i, Camburn and Dixon. tary of the Arkansas Athletic Association in Little Rock when officials of the two schools failed to agree on a .site. -The decision wns reported made by coin tow. A . movement was underway In Osceola this morning to obtain • ' special train to carry Osceola fans' to U\c game. Osceota offlctal*. met 1 with officials of the Cotton Belt ' Lines here in an attempt to arrange the spec! nl which would , leave, from Blytheille on the day of the game and return that night. Holland. Mo., will he played at the| Haley Field gym where It was orlg-I inally scheduled, Fisher said. Last week the game was transferred to Holland due to conflict, with the Chicks football game at Charleston. Mo., tomorrow night but it. was moved back to Blytheville yesterday. Two boys games will be played to get the season underway. In a preliminary game, the Conch Earl Stablcr's junior Papooses will meet the Holland Juniors with the sen- Eor game to follow. Both the Chicks and the Paps have been holding daily workouts for the past two weeks, several members of the Chicks' starling lineup are also members of the football team bu(, Coach Fisher said lhat he would go ahead with his season without the services of the. footballers. 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