The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1941 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 16, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks In FirstCage Victory, 32-29 THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1941 Coppedge Paces With Ten Points; Juniors Win, Too Crashing into the victory column for the first time this season on'the hardwoods, ciytheville's Chicks edged Osceola in a high school basketball encounter at Osceohi Wednesday, night, 32 to 29, standing off a determined rally by the losers despite loss of Big 'Ho Coppedge and Monk Mosley late in the game via the foul route. Coach John Etl James' Junior high squad marked up ius fiist 1941 triumph with a 22.J. -—, Riggs Vs f Kbvacs In Net Meet The Sports Spotlight By (AYMOM) CftCM of the Courier N«w.s Stati Brown Gets Job He'll Be On Spot Spotlight Notes Paul Brown, who says "I have been running this football business on a basis''of murk and right and wrong—and will continue to run it that way, no matter tlt(- to 15 upset of Osceola's juniors »n a preliminary contest. Both Blytheville teams will lilay again here Friday night on thi; . high school <;ourt • against Shawns hijfh of«Join- rr. A nwTr-;p:icked gymnasium of partisan spectators cheered lustily as the Blytheville advantage faded after the locals held an 18-9 margin at half time. . Bo Copp'edge led Chick scorers with four field goals and a pair • of charity tosses to mark up n 10-point total that equalled the 10-point success of both Paul An- nnble. six-foot senior center, and Guard Billy Reid, who almost turned the tide in Osceola's^ favor with their shooting and all-round abilities. Hugh Dozier hit two field goals and a single free, throw for the Chicks-to make a better showing than last Monday '"night against "Jonesboro, when Blytheville was smothered beneath an avalanche of state champion goals by a 75 to 32' margin. In an earlier contest Manila beat the locals. 41-28. The Lineups Ely (32) 1'laytr Lloyd, .f TriiMy. f T><i7:ior. f-c Jins.s. f-ir rtjirri.s. f . Cam way, Mosley. y .Totals. v | Osceola f^ ft pf j .1'liuvr 121) iWcn' f 0 0 OJOoot/., f 2 J OJliuilcr. f t) 0 OLTordon. f 10 Oj AiimiMo. c f 0 0 0| PIiilHps. c '•(.' 2 0 Oj Ren!, jr c -I 2 -l|f{ry;int, 114! ir l "2 l! (29) 211 000 2 0 1 •000 -1 23 000 f> 0 3 0 0 \\ 1.2 B I 01 Tnials >Swim Meet Saturday Opens Indoor Season NEW YORK. Jan. 16. (UP)— The men's junior 220-yard free 1 • ^ style and women's junior 440-yard free style swimming meets will launch the 1941 indoor championship season^ at-'Washington, D. C.. on ; Satin-day, according to a list of datas announced by the National Amateur Athlet-ic Union todav. The -women's senior competition will be held at Buffalo for four days-beginning March .19 and the ^men's meet will be run off April ~4 .and 5 at Ann Arbor. Mich. ORLANDO, Fla.. Jan. 16. (UP)— Quarter final matches in the Florida State Tennis tournament today sends Jack Kramer of Oakland, Calif., against Prank Guernsey of Orlando; Ehvood Cooke of Brookline, Mass.. against Ed Alloo of Rollins College, Fla.; and Bobby Riggs of Chicago against Prank Kovacs of Oakland. Riggs, \vho ranks second in the national tennis seedings, and Alloo, who reached the final in the Dixie tournament at Tampa, each won two victories yesterday to gain the quarter-final round. Riggs beat R/O. Ross of St. Petersburg, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 and took a default victory. Alloo eliminated Norman Brooks of' San Francisco, 6-3] 6-4, and Bill Davis of Stetson university, 6-2, G-3. chips may fall," is the: new Ohio State head football coach. IIis ap- ! poimrnent is .significant in thai he i.s one of the few men ever to enter the hlg-time coaching ranks di- n-rily Irorn a high school job. EYES OF THE NATION'S sports world will b<; cast toward Ohio State nt:xt full, t-.uw to applaud or condemn Brown, who comes from Mans!lion, Ohio, a town of 2t),000 population whose football teams under Brown have been (.he annual scourge of the state. During' hi.s nine, years a.s coach there, they have lost eight contests—only one in the lust b'O games. * * «> One of the new Iluckeye mentor's favorite couching stunts is to line the dressing rooms with posters such us the one shown below: leet Again Friday Luxora Plays Wilson; Boys Beat Holland 25-24 LUXORA, Ark.. Jan. 16.—Coach Marvin Sanderson's Luxora high school cagers will go to Wilson Friday night to play Wilson high school. Both the grils', and boys' teams will compete. Luxora boys won from Holland Tuesday night. 25 to 24. with Marvin Wilson and Pred George each getting six points for the winners and Bunch of' Holland having 15. The Holland girls' sextet won 11 to 10 over Luxora. Flossie Nash .was..tops m,scoring .for Luxora. THE TEAM THAT MOVES QUICKEST AND HARDEST THE FIRST SIX INCHES WINS THE CHARGE AND THE BALLGAHE Second helping: coming; up . . . Fritzle Zivlc ana Henry Armstrong ija Iheir first fight. In -which Zjvic lifted welterweight crown. A's Most Consistent Club In Base ball-Always Last BY GEORGE KIRKSEV • comers is Pete Slider, a 23-year-old NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UP)—For j the past six years the Philadelphia Athletics have been the most consistent club in the American league. That's why they are quite No Spectators AUBURN. Ala., Jan. 16. There will be no spectators for the basketball -games here Friday and Saturday between Auburn and Springhill. • It was announced only players, coaches and game officials would be allowed in the gym as a precaution against the outbreak of influenza. Four Generations Mark Same Family Birthday RIO VISTA, ,Cal. (UP) — When members of the family of Mrs. Margaret Ryan of Hamilton City met- to commemorate her birthday the celebration virtually assumed mass proportions. It also was the birthday of four other members of four generations of the .family. In addition to marking the 77th. ( .anniversary of Mrs. Ryan's birth! it also was the birthday of two of her ^daughters. Mrs. Helen Kibbv of Hamilton City and Mrs. Carleton Hansen of Crescent City; that of her grandson. Robert Winters of Colusa. Read Courier News want nds Food Was Ready So hurriedly did Admiral Byrd's 1929 expedition to Little America leave there that pans of food were left on the stove. When they returned in 1933. they lighted the fires, warmed and ate the perfectly preserved contents of the pans. third baseman who hit .301 for the Binghamton Eastern League club. He is expected ,to 'take over the hot corner/ where four men failed, last season. Eddie Collins, Jr., son likely to finish last, again in 1941. of the great Athletics-White Sox From 1935 through 1940 the Ath-1 second baseman, comes up from IS BROWN A "MIRACLE MAN" of football? Will he succeed where one of the greatest coaches, in the business has failed? He follows Francis Schmidt, who resigned under fire, and the fire—momentarily only faintly smoking—may begin smouldering all over again if he doesn't win in the Big Ten. Since it. is the toughest conference in football, we'll predict that he'll have a winning team IF he has good material ' and the Schmidt, squabble hasn't left coo many sparks of dissension. You never can tell. ... * *• * HELP! HELP! ALL BASKET- ball coaches in this territory can help this department by shooting us a schedule of your team and scores of early games on the schedule ,. • . . Thanks . . . and you sports page readers can always earn a "Thank You" by trading: news with us via the telephone, postcard or letter . . . The Golden Gloves eliminations will be held here the first week of February, it appears, so any boys wishing to enter should do • so now, sending your name, fighting weight, age, height, experi- •enc*:. etc. ... NEARLY SPOTLIGHT NEWS: j Wrestling impres-sario Mike Me- ! letics' victories have ranged between 53 and 58 each season. Their top percentage has 'been .389 anci their low .346 during that period. Four times they've finished eighth and twice seventh. There's nothing the 1941 Philadelphia material to indicate that the A's are going' any place this season. Connie Mack has done* 1 a bit of house-cleaning, getting rid of such players as Bill Lillard, joe Gantenbein, Al Rubeling, Bill Nagle, George Caster, Ed Heussel, Eric Tipton and Dario Lodigiani, ,bm his replacements aren't anything to write home about. In fact, it's doubtful if more -than three or four of the new crop will add anything to -the A's. McCoy May Improve Perhaps the best of the new- Baltimore to bid for a berth in the outfield. He is fast and may have a future. He hit .293 last season. The A's infield is likely to line up with Dick Sieberb at first, Benny McCoy at second, Fred Chapman or Al Brancato at short, and Rookie Suder at third. Mack believes McCoy will be a better 'ball player this season with the pressure off. If he doesn't improve his job is likely to go to Crash Davis from Duke University. If Suder fails at third, the only other third sacker available is Bob Kahle from Hollywood. Outfield Intact Last year's outfield of Bob Johnson hi left, Sam Chapman in center and Wally Moses in right probably will remain intact since it's department on the Replacements will tie Dee Miles, Rookie Collins and the Vet Al Simmons, who coaches. The A's three best pitchers last season were Johnny Babich, ..Bill Backman and Nelson Potter. Thai trio is likely to do the A's pitching again this season with some help from Chubby Dean, who pitched a brilliant game ugainsL the Yanks last April and 'then faded badly; Herman Besse, who came up from Memphis lasi season highly- touted;' is also expected to come aroimd. He was the majors' worst pitcher last season, having the highest earned run average <8.83> for ;pitchers who worked in us many a.s 45 innings. Fodtboll Pros Seek A Grid Czar CHICAGO, Jan. irj. < UP)—Club owners' of the National Football League are looking for a commissioner to police their business and may select one today in an unofficial meeting of eight—possibly all 10—owners. Prominently mentioned for the job wwe John Reed KU- palrick of New York's Madison Square Garden and Jim Farley, although almost every club in the league had a candidate. JVhat started as a "secret.;' session came into the. open when Arch Ward, Chicago sports editor, revealed v he had turned down an offer to become commissioner 10 days ago. Ward previously had been offered .the league's presidency. BY CHARLEY PADDOCK Publisher, The Pasadena Star-News One-Time "Fastest Human" After all the years I .have been in amateur sports as a competitor and as an observer. I shouldn't by rights be surprised by anything any of the officials do. But I guess I'll never grow up. The antics of the amateur officials ^ continue to amaze me.. Let us consider that dignified group known as the Pacific Coasc Conference. The boys got them- To Young Pros Get Links Meet Lead SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16. (UP)—Chick Harbert, for-,, mer amateur star from Battle Creek, Mich., led today aft if the second 18 holes in the $5,000 San Francisco match '* play golf tournament got under way. After today's 18 holes, which will start after 30 of the ( />-.i 168 starters finish their.first rounds, halted yesterday be- ;f| cause of darkness, the best : J ,2 medal scorers start their M make sure no one would have any false illusions as to why they got him and what kind of police duties he was expected to pel-form, they hired a former G-man. It was all in the interests of amateurism. To make sure everyone had his worst suspicions reahxed, the ' G- man wont out and barred some oi the most, promising young football players in the west from attending U. C. L. A.,"California and Southern California. •* * c Of corn-so these; youngsters were no better and no worse than hundreds of oilier prep stars being "rushed" by ovfir-eager alumni of these particular institutions of higher learning, as well as all the other members of the Pacific Coast Conference. What has been accomplished by making "examples" of these boys and these particular colleges lias not yet been explained. But it was all in the interests of amateurism. The Los Angeles Coliseum is the only stadium in that city large enough to stage outstanding athletic events. Professional rodeos, ice carnivals and other play-for-pay shows are .often held there. But the conference refused to let the best professional football teams in, the world use the Coliseum even for a relief show. Why? Officials said it was not' right for the amateurs to use the same field as the professionals even on different days, weeks and months. Yet conference teams play elsewhere throughout the land on fields where professional cavort. football teams also Finally, that the boys might be looked after in the "right" way. the conference decided that those players who competed in the Rose Bowl might be given $50 for their services, if in the opinion of the college officials' they would have lost that much by not having a Christmas vacation job. Al Masters, graduate manager of Stanford, an A. A. U. official of many years standing, could not- accept that one: He knew that this constituted out-and-out professionalism and _would be proper grounds "sudden death" matches. There j£ will be two such rounds a day to- if] morrow and Saturday at 18 holes, which will leave the finalists for a 36-hole match Sunday. The 25-year-old Harbert., making jfji his first winter swing with the!"" money players, went out in 33 and back in 34 to ring: up a hot 67, five 1 tinker par, despite intermittent youngster, Ma- showers. Another rion Heifner of Denver, caddy the Stanford university course, fin- |lj Lshed in second place, two stroke?-/M back! at 69. He turned in 34-35. v; Five professionals scored 70's for the (5.600 yard course: Denny Sluite of West Newton, Mass.; Sam Byrd of Ardmcre, Pa.; Zell Eaton of _ Brownsville, Tex.; Johnny Revolta iff of Evanston, 111.; and Emrick Kocis ||i| of Lake Orin, Mich. Two other pros, \\ Eduardo of Buenos Aires and ;'l John Perelli of Lake Tahoe. Calif.. " ! had 71's. ;: First round casualties included -.Ralph Guldahl. Chicago. 78; Har- i old McSpaden of Winchester. Pa., H 78; Paul Runyan. White Plains.? N. Y.. 75;. Harry Cooper. New Lou- : don. Conn.. 76; and Leonard Dodson, Kansas City, 77. The medalist gets $400 in this ;:' tournament, the champion. $1.000. losing finalist, $500, losing quarter- . finalists. $150. the eight second- i round losers $100 and the 16 first : -( '•oimd losers. $75 each. f ; open amateur competition either in !$!] this country or abroad. So Stanford, thanks to. Masters. |fj| fs safe, but that does not excuse the action of the Pacific Coast Con- |fj| ference officials. They are still merrily moving along their trail of inconsistencies, always, of course, m the interests of amateurism. Races To Detroit NEW YORK, Jan. 16. (UP)— The i 1941 Gold Cup races, blue-ribbon.! event in speedboat competition, will be held on the Detroit river ', en Labor Day, Sept. 1 under the i sponsorship of Horace E. Dodge. Detroit sportsman. ' The Gold Cup board met., last I ^1 night to choose a site for the uH event and voted to hold the races [I under the sponsorship, of the Dodge ||| - • fc in - - a- — ---• » «,«..«w* • **^i\_ kJ^-rviLiOUA Ollip -• \J1 L ilC I^UUgC H ' to bar any athlete, whether he ac-. Brothers Dealers association; with |l ,. cepted the money • so long assistance of the Detroit Gold CUD ^ i _» L- . • • " '- fc m Take Charge, Mister ^J J x^Sy^A ronev saw Oaklawn Track To Install Modern Mutuels Machiner HOT ..SPRINGS. Ark.. Jan. 13.— The Oaklawn Jockey Club will install an electric totalizator to record all wagers and odds for its 30-day meeting- beginning here February 24. General Manager P. j. Holmes, of the Jockey Club made the announcement today shortly after he signed a contract with the American Totalisator Co.. of Baltimore, for immediate installation of that latest electric "tote- „ X company's machine. Installation of the machine will begin-at once. Holmes said that it would require several weeks of work by a crew of 20 men or more to install the machine. The crew to come here from the company's Baltimore plant will work day and night until installation is "complete. Major Tracks Have 'Tote' At the same time Holmes announced that Herman M Frank 1 Baltimore, will be in charge of mutuels for the meeting. Prank a nationally known mutuel man has charge of mutuels at a number of tracks incuding; Aqueduct. Jamaica and Empire City in New York- Launrel and Ha we De Grace iri Maryland and Wilmington, in Delaware^ The note" to be installed at Oaklawn is ot fhe same design now in. use at all the country's major tracks including Arlington, Sara^toga,. Empire City', Hialeah, Santa Anita< and Washington Park. It will record^ each wager as it is made , and ^the three mutuel pools, together ^th the approximate odds ^wlll _ be", flashed jm. a huge odds board in the infieici where the board will be visible to everyone. The issuing machines are also the same as used on all tracks. For instance when a race goer wants to play a certain in a certain race lie goes to a mutuel clerk, calls the horse he wants to play by number as given on the racing program and the clerk presses the number requested. A ticket corresponding to that number comes out of the issuing machine directly in front of the purchaser. too much action j two weeks ago ... a rib .' was torn loose during a scut- { lie as he officiated in a match . . . Heavyweight Jimmy Lunsford, i in Nfu- York conditioning for | Uu: coming Mid-South Golden Gloves event, says lie isn't boxing- much but is doing: a great deal of roadwork, bicycle riding:, shadow-boxing, etc. . . . Arkansas university must have one of it.s best cage quints in history, judging from the manner in which it won two games over Texas U., always a tough Southwest conference team, and split a pair with Phillips 66 of Barllesville, Okla.. National A. A. U. champs. . . . The state Medical Society suggests j use oi" goggles in many sports to' prevent serious eye injury. . . . i Most of America's noted conserva- \ tionists. technicians, sportsmen and nature-lovers are expected in Memphis Feb. 17-19 for the first annual North American Wildlife conference ever held in the South. . . . This warm weather inspires spring fever and golf talk. . . . China's population has been estimated at approximately 474.787.000. CORRECTION Through Mistake, the Dates for the Phillips' Motor Co. lised Car Sale were erroneously quoted as Jan. 9 throuirh Jan. IS. IT SHOULD HAVE READ: PHILLIPS USED CAR SALE Starting Thursday, Jan. 16 (Today) and Ending Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9 P. M. T HERE'S a new word spreading through the vocabularies of car owners who have made firsthand acquaintances with this slick new 1941 Buick. It's a word we first picked out as an'apt description of a new and better engine — but it is rapidly coming to mean a completely new and excitingly pleasurable manner of motorcar travel. All over the country, u to fireball" now mea-ns to enjoy both ease and dispatch in your travel by car — with a very special new manner of thrift. Not the ordinary, scrimpy, self-denying sort of thrift, hut thrift with all the thrills left in! Now, just why that happens is easy to understand. ^Optional equipment on the Buick SPECIAL, standard on all other scries. Reenforced by Compound Carburetion* this FlREEJALL eight develops nearly 17% more horsepower on exactly the same fuel rationing. , With all that power on call, we can use a more economical gear ratio as bur standard high gear—a ratio that ups miles per gallon 'by giving more revolutions of the wheels for every revolution of the engine. Then, in addition, we have in Compound Carburetion a fuel supply system that adjusts itself according to the driving conditions you meet. • Thus your engine is always getting the ut- most benefitout of the least amount of gasoline that will give the performance you want. And that spells economy. So much economy that a man who drives 15,000 miles a year gets as much as 2,000 miles' extra driving on the same amount of fuel. And that, Buick buy- 'ers' will tell you, is something very much worth looking into through a free demonstration such as any Buick dealer will gladly give. EXEMPLAR OF GENERAL MOTORS VAIUE BUICK PRICES BEGIN AT 935 for the Business Coupe delivered at Flint, Mich. State fax, optional equipment and accessories — extra. Prices subject to change ivithout notice. LANGSTON-WROTEN CO. Phone 1004-5 Walnut and Broadway BlytheviUe WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT BUICK WILL BUILD THEM ••*•••••••••••• 1

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