The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1941 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 22, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Manila Beats Chicks, 43-36; WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 Winners Tally 15 Points In Third- Fowler Makes 18 Manila's Lions, overcoming stubborn opposition that held them to a single-point advantage at half-time, piled up 15 points in the third Cession on thn Manila court Tuesday night and defeated the Chicks of Blythevillo, 36, for the second time in a.s many weeks in a high .school basketball-encounter.. . ,v •The junior high squad of Coach John Ed James also met defeat for &t(lti$ticfi the. second time by Manila, 21 to 9. as a fellow nameci Deaton scored 10 points—he had 18 the previous game between the two schools —to pace the. winners to a hanriy victory after Blytheville could score only two points: in the entire hist two periods. ; Fowler Gets 18 An injury to Capt. Albert Love last week kept-him oil the court most of the time, but "the Manila cause suffered little as Bud Fowler found the lacings for nine field goals and scored an 18-poinl total for Manila during the night. Center Novis Jolliff had eight points and .Forward Eddie Ashabranner and Love each '• netted three buckets. Big Bo Coppedge kept the locals going throughout the first' half with four buckets and added two more in the •. latter quarters for a 12-point total, but. Sonny Lloyd, whose scoring increases with each game, accounted for 13 points with five buckets and three charity tosses. Hays Spradley, improving young forward, had four points and Monk Mosley three. Close Struggle The game was a thriller through- .out. although the third-period scoring sortie won the contest for Manila and sent the locals down to defeat for the fourth time in five starts this year. It was 8-all at the end of the opening period and Manila edged away to a one-point lead at halftime, 20-19. Then came Fowler 'and Jolliff with 10 points between -.them in the third to add to the Manila rally as the Clucks could manufacture only eight points," two each by Hugh Dozier, Lloyd, Coppedge and Mosley. The finale saw Blytheville out-score the winnevs by a single point. 9-8, but the third-period margin was too much. BUheville will be inactive until next Wednesday, when Osceola plays here at the high school gymnasium. Blytheville's only victory was over Osceola, 32-29, last week. Bly Srs Sjifjj.JIfy, f l><-/.i.T, I Ctiravvn J Manila STK f ' (1 •Smith, 1 I Hi Wlii!, I 0 1| I.,,V,-. n 'i O' Foriv 0 0 l» <43) fw fi i»r - 4 ! 0 L' !' i) '2 it (I f) I) i :s 4 (I I 'J t) 'J :: 0 o o t") i) Totals Bly Jrs Pin y or SlOHi', f Huinos. f llinn-liiii. { (9) J Manila Jrs '_' 0 If Kiiwlcr. (I 0 Oil I in ion, i i ij(;.•,•,..!. 0 <l If.Million, n (i n Dos*. Kousli. Stacy, j; (<:) n o 0 To tnl.s n o nj 0 0 I| i •I 1 «! S'l.ocklcy (21) IV fi [if f o o o t '2 o n o o o <: :i 1 2 ^' 0 0 :; K •'• o (i v (f) o o i 10 ] ;' Oaklawn Gives Awa $155,000 HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Jan. 22.— The Oaklawn Jockey Cltib will give away a total of $155.000 in purse money during its 30-day meeting beginning here Feb. 24. General Manager j. p. Holmes said today. That amount includes the $5,000 added Arkansas Derby purse. Holmes set the date for the running of the Derby for March 29, final day of the meeting. Racing Secretary Eugene Bury has already received a number of nominations for the Arkansas which ivns won last year by Mrs'. Emil Denemark's Super Chief. Colorado Ore. another Denemark horse ran second the first time in the history, of the race that the horses of "one stable have finished one-two in the special. The distance of the Derby is one mile and an eighth, for 3-year-olds. Several famous horses including Milky Way Farm's Tiger and the good" 1 Ariel Toy have accounted for fehe Arkansas in its five run- nings. SCOREBOARD By DON SANDERS Columbia University thinks its fencing coach,' Jimmy Murray, has the longest continuous record of any coach in any sport in the country. He is starting his 43rd season at Mbrnirigside Heights, which -surpasses the 41-year mark of Amos Alonzo Stagg at Chicago Harlan Kiersey may follow the path of Carl Miles from the University of Missouri campus to tlie major leagues. The former Tiger third baseman will go to spring training with the.'Boston Bees Last year Kiersey played for Lima m the class D Ohio state League this year became the property of Youngstown, Bee chattel. * * * Sports writers almost invariably refuse to believe forwards L. J. Esrslestori and J. T. Newman of Henry Iba's Oklahoma Aggie quintet don't have first names. Both were christened with initials only, but teammates have tagged them Lonnie and Johnny to satisfy the scribes. « ' » * • Dr. Harold C. Carlson, volatile. cage coach at the University of! Pittsburgh, is a keen student of! the sliding zone defense, although ' he heartily, dislikes it. calls itV 'burlesque of basketball." in a letter to-a New York sports writer! he predicted. N. Y. u would be > unable to fathom the zone and ' would be upset by Penn State The • Violets were ... The following! night, Carlson's cagers beat Penn! State. < * * A i Coach Al Ulbrickson of the* championship University of Wash-' mgton crew was relying on Barton ' Unbeaten Leachville Wins No. 14 LEACH VJ'LLE, Ark.. Jan. 22.— With L. SCULL still in the driver's >.wat of ihe LeacUvllle scoring machine, the undefeated local tja.s- keieers looked toward Victory No. 15 today. TJu, Lions made it 14 in u row without a 1940-41 defeat here Tuesday nijfht by * Lining u whirlwind last-quurit'r finis)) to triumph over KragK C'ity, 3(1 to 31. L. Scott, high 'scoring ace nil ye:ir,''ucvounled for 17 points for LeacJiviJIe. Bni'.'^ Guy led midway in the contest, 20 to 18 a.s A. Tice, who scored 14 points for the loners, kept Jm .squad ahead of the two periods. Leadiville's "B" team also won over a Bragg City quintet, 26 to 20. as Dortch and H. A. Scott each lalHeci eight points. Damp ... But Coo] ,- ij'^^^^^^^^Bb. ^ *' ^^^HBHM^B^^^^^^^L •' •'.-•*.• The moon rises on nn average of 50 minutes later each evening. Coast Sprinter Heads East By JAMES A. SULLIVAN United Tress Staff Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO.—-Groomed in an old lettuce shed amidst all the paraphernalia of the track world, another of those California boy sprint wonders heads east this winter to try and overshadow, the racing fame of Charley Paddock. George Anderson and Clyde Jeffery. Harold Davis of Salinas Junior College is the newest hero of the Pacific coast, which has put some of the world's fastest sprinters into racing shoes, and he's pointing for the Millrose games in New York and the Boston A. A. indoor meet. He is currently the N. A. A. U. sprints champion. Better Distance Man Coach Bud Winter has scheduled, his fleet-legged star for the GO- yard and 300-yard events in both meets but exects his protege to do better in the longer race. Davis' one fault—slow starting— is the basis for Winter's prediction.- However, Davis and Winter have been putting in long months of practice to overcome that fault and also to accustom'Davis to running on wooden tracks indoors. ' \ Track fans got their first glimpse of Davis two seasons back when, practically unknown, he scampered away with sprints laurels as a representative of Morgan Hill high school in the Pacific association's annual outdoor meet. Roman 'roads built before the birth, of Christ now are lighted by electricity. The Dope Bucket By J. P. FRIEND TOUGH SLEDDING AHEAD—If the Pine Bluff Zebras finish ahead m the 1941 Arkansas Hi*h School Conference football title chase they will be entitled to the championship and all the plaudits and honors that accompany. The tentative schedule released this week by Coach Jeff Sherman reveals no soft spots, and which -nves rise to the fact that the Zebra mentor must have some- "hing in sight for his 1941 eleven. . nine ag: cied on the tribal roster, and the teams were unwilling to accept other dates. HERE AND THERE: Russ Mosley. former chick star who came homo t.n attend thf funeral of Hi'ch Hnrbert. Sr.. father of his t >oi. "T^V. plans to return to the nnivevsitv of Alabama this week. I*- had been nimored that Russ ulnnned tn enlist in the army for Ms- splprtfve period rather than Fordyce, expected to regain much of its lost prestige; Fort Smith, a potential powerhouse; Blytheville, of the University of where he is n student, containing nn nccount of the Pork- the upper bracket; El Dorado, not an easy touch by any means; North Little Rock, picked by many as the team to beat: Hot Springs, a possible dark horse; Little Rock miff sed against a Zebra outfit; open, and Hope, due for n comeback. That list is comparable to the Chicks' '40 schedule last year and will take plenty on the* ball to u through with shirts. HAVING NO LUCK — Fishing hasn't been so good for Head Coach Joe Dildy as he seeks to nil the two vacancies on the local high school grid schedule for this *au s campaign. Joe Petritz, director of sports publicity at Notre Dame, tells this one on Greg Rice, the great distance runner who captained the Irish team in 1939. Morning after the Illinois meet?. Rice, went around and awakened all his teammates, nerded them to mass. Only then aid he find Father John A. O'Brien had chosen that- particular morning to: deliver a sermon on Rice's virtues as,an athlete, gentleman, - acholar-and - Christian/ v. , ~.v vw n.<itimigc nis dates so as to take on the Dildy men. if successful, it win be the nrst clash between pigskin representatives of the two schools. Greenwood was played two \ OV?., , -' *"' b'auuaiCU the Chick* head man and one of the leading non-conference leaders, wa s one sought but also to no avail bchool authorities notified they were unable to make the necessary changes as they already had contracted for games on September 36 and November 17, only vacan- Novikoff Is Likely To Succeed By PAUL SCHEFFKLS United Press .Staff Correspondent MEW YORK, Jan. 22. (UP)— It'll be five weeks from today before the major leagues call out their pitchers and catchers for advanced spring training but talk already has swung around to nominating Lou Novikoff, Chi-ja<jo Cubs' newcomer, as the likeliest rookie of ihe year. Novikoff, who hits like Joe Di- Ma^io and fields in the best Babe Herman tradition, comes up to the cubs with an impressive slugging record and a talent for eccen- tvicity surpassed only by the per- Miami Plans Grid Attraction Soon ANN ARBOR, Mich., .)aiiTl>2. (UP}-Tom Harmon. University of Michigan's All-America back, said today that John Kimbrouph, Texas A. & M. star, had agreed to join the team he selects for an all-star college charitv football game MI Miami, Ma., Feb. 2:3. Harmon indicated that final arrangements for the ^ame have not ,v»'t btcn t-omjHoied m iVliaim, but listed th« fol- •lo\\!ug as tht* other college flavors hi- had invited to par- Ends— Ed Fruti-.r, Michigan; Er••in Eh'Od. Mississippi State; Paul :'f:verin, North Carolina; Gene Scodreault, Eoston College. j sonatity of his future teammate — Dizzy Dftan. Can Ilulp Cubs .The Cubs have been relegated to the National League's second division for 1941 by of the base- j '' mc - Kcrih'.vesifcrn; ball oracles but if Manager Jimmy j Georgetown. Wilson can steer Novikoff's batting j Centers—Leon Gajecki, talent close enough to his remark- i Stale; Bob Nelson. Baylor. Tucklr-s - Tony Rufi'a, Duke; Precl Davi.y, Alabama; Mike Enich, lo>vu; Warren Alton, Nebraska. Guards—Ralph Fritz, Michigan; MoitnsVL, Tennessee; Joe Lok- Augie Leo, Penn Heavy * surf at Honolulu Duke Kahanamoku, former Olympic champion, in foreground, and William Hollinger, famed Hawaiian surfer. Cincinnati Reds Eye Third Successive 'National Crown BY GEORGE KIRKSEY United Tress Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Jan. 21. (UP)—It's generally not very healthy for a National League club to win the world's title. They get knocked off-last in their own circuit the next season. You have to go all the way back to MrGraw'a Giants of 1922 to find a National League world champion that was good enough to win the flag in its own loop the r/"vl i/"M*n n /•»• t t j-i .-\ « » following year. But the Cincinnati Reds have*high designs on winning their third straight pennant in 1941 despite the fact that they'll have to lug along their world's championship crown as excess baggage. Most championship clubs blow their titles because of over-confidence, old age or injuries and ether mishaps. \i -there are any ball players on tlie Seels who are going to try. to nde on their past laurels and take it easy in 1941, they'll be going elsewhere quick. Bill McKechnie won't tolerate a lazy, indifferent ball player, not even if he has to play an inferior hustler instead. t Still a Young Team The Reds aren't old men yet- Only five men on the club are past 32. And only two of, these are in- dispensables—Paul Derringer, who's 34. and Ernie Lombard! 32. Others are Jim Turner, 35; and Tot Pressnell and Floyd Young, each 33. Injuries and mishaps are the unknown quantity. They can knock out any ball club as they did the Tigers in 193(5. So the Reds go to the post in excellent shape to become the first three-time pennant winner in thi> National League since the Giants 01 1921-22-23-24. The Reds' .strength lies in their superb pitching and magnificent defense, hey setT n National League fielding mark last season with an average of .981. making only 117 errors <a ne\v low). Good Hurling; Corps Their first line pitchers shouirl continue to function ting order. McKechnie figured he could spare Myers because Eddie Joost. a fancy fielder, was on the verge of -winning the shortstop job anyway. The infield shapes up with Frank McCormick at first, Lonnie Frey nt second, Eddie Joost at short and BilWWerber at third. Chuck Aleno, who hit .332 at Birmingham, 'is a bright third base prospect. Jimmy Gleeson will play lefc, with Mike McCormick and Harry Craft again battling for the cen"- terfielcl job, and Ival Goodman in right. The best of the five rookie outfielders appear to be Al Mele. who hit .340 for Birmingham, and Mike Christoff, who hit .320 for Oakland. Ernie Lombard! will be the No. l catcher, with young Dick West from Indianapolis his relief man and Frank Baker again filling the No. 3 spot. able minor league record—never under .350 in any league—his club | may be the surprise of the year. Certainly Rookie Novikoff will be. Novikoff was one of 13 children in the family of two Russian immigrants and played softball under the sobriquet of Lou Nova. One of his feats in over six years of softball was .a 352 foot homer with a 13-inch .softball. That led to a trial with Los Angeles of the Pacific Coast League. On his first time at bat. Lou clouted the first pitch over the centcrfield fence. That won him a job and he was sent to the minors for seasoning. Remarkable Record Nicknamed "stupor-man" for some of his early fielding antics. Novikoff cut a wide-swath through the batting averages to become the minors' batting "suoer-man". With Ponca City he tore into Western Association pitching for an average of .351; soared to .367 with Moline in the Three-I circuit in 1938 and next year at Tulsa led the Texas League with .368. Brought up to the Pacific Coast League for 36 games he climbed to .452 with 61 hits on the coast. -Last year he practically took the Coast league apart in 174 games. He drove in 171 runs, scored 147. hammered out 259 hits, including 41 homers, six triples and 44 doubles for an average of .363.-Meanwhile his fielding improved steadily. PITCHER IN SCHOOL PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 22.—Car} Miles, the Athletics' young left- hander, has returned to the University of Missouri to study for a master's degree. Quarterbacks — Forrest Evashevski, Michigan; Henry Toczlowsky, Boston College and Jim Thomason. Texas A. & M. Hacks—Dave Allerdice, Princeton; Walt Matuscscak. Cornell;. Irn &?)nnant, Fordham; Charley O'Konrke, Boston College; Bob Foxx, Tennessee. . Harmon said the opposing team would include Dean McAdams and Rudy Mucha of Washington; Al Krueger. Jack Den ton and Ben Sohn ol U. S. C:; Jim Kisselberg of Oregon State; Lee Gentry of Tulsa: Andy Marafeos of St. Mary's and Bill Jennings of Oklahoma. Taking a Gander 'Round the Stalls CHICAGO, Jan. 22. (UP)-—Pom- entrants shared the lead in the 1941 world's three-cushion billiard tournament today after 'upsets knocked two other contestants from the undefeated ranks. Welker Cochran, San Francisco, defeated Irving- Crane, Livonia, N. Y., for his fourth consecutive victory yesterday to advance into a tie lor first place with Otto Reiselt. Philadelphia, Allen Hall, Chicago, and Jay Bozeman, Vallejo. Calil'.. all of whom were idle. Cochran won, r 50-28, in 44 innings. Each had a high run of four. WANT TO BK INDIANS PIEDMONT. Calif.. Jan. 22.— Every graduate of the unbeaten Piedmont high school football team plans to enter Stanford University next fall. Maegoose, stable mascot of the Maemere Farm, wanders by the stall of Puro Oro at Hialeah Park, Miami, Fla., to make sure everything's all right with the 3-year-old filly. Apparatus at lower left is an electrical device used to treat fragile limbs of: racing thoroughbreds. HARRISON'S AUTO PAPTS & GARAGE SERVICE STATION General Repairing, Welding Across from Red Top Gin Overlin Decisions Tony Cisco In Non-Title Bout "WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. (UP) Ken Overlin, world's middleweight champion, won a close decision over Tony Cisco last night in 10-round non-title right. Overlin opened a cut over the Norristown. Pa., fighter's left eye. i early in the bout and concentrated j on it to the final bell. • Both fighters weighed 1G1 pounds. Recently built by Igor Sikorsky a wingless Copter, which UK other interestine bits of np"-s, T was partioularlv interested to loam that Arkansas cneers av- "rnee 6 feet. 4 inches plus, in height. But West Texns State. Can- von. Texas, makes them stand in i *he shade. Led b v Halbert. center, j ^ho extends 6 feet. 10 inches, the j Texans oversee better than 6-6 . . RUMOR—Grapevine teleg- '•pphv reports that Foy (The Fox") Commons is on his way out at Hop-\ The dean of state prepi conches plans to step down by de- | ball duties . . . DID YOU KNOW —That Arizona State Teachers College (Flagstaff 1 * was first a reform school, then an insane asylum, finally n 'college? . . . OPPORTUNITY — A former Blytheville Giai\t. stands an excellent chance to stick in the National league this year. He is Steve (Red) Tramback, the popular carrot-thatched out- ^elder-pitchcr on the 1938 team. Manager Bill Terry recalled him from the Clinton (Iowa> Giants; and let him break in the New York lineup the last two weeks of the 1940 campaign. The Memphis Colonel is sold on him and indicated that Red may now be ready for the big show. Pete Pavich and T.ommy Gorman, Clinton hired hands in '40, are due to get trials with Jersey City, with "Joisy" Joe Maresca moving up to Clinton from Fort Smith. Norbert (Stinky) Barker and James Hamblin expect to rejoin Herschell Bobo at Fort Smith after two successful seasons at Salisbury, N. C. down 58 victories last season, lean- J, it/ . h .. winrimnr . rntn ing the way. Behind them Me- ! *mdmill ,oto. K"echnie has Tumor. Joe Beggs. Whitey Moore. Johnny Yandcr Meer. Elmer Riddle. John Hutchings and Witt Guise from last year's staff. Vander Meer appears to be on the. way back. Begg.s is the league's top relief man! 50 The Reds have marie only three additions to their pitching staff hut any or all of them s; give valuable service. T hey arc Monte Vearson. boupht from the , Yanks for $20,000 and a ball player; Tot Frcssnell, from the Cardinals. ajul Bob Losjan, southpaw who won 18 and lost 14 for ln> dianapolis. The Reds made the almost unheard of move of trading away the shortstop of their two pennant winners. They sent Billy Myers to the Cubs for Outfielder Jimmy Gleeson and Shortstop Bobby Mattick. The Reds need more punch and Gleeson. the league's sixth best hitter last season with .313. is expected to put more base hits in the Reds' bat- FEATStffOWER POft LIGHTNING STARTS, TRY Read Courier News want ad WE CAN'T AFFORD ANYTHING BUT ONE ^ A OF THE THREE LOWEST PRICED CARS" BUY A FARM WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION FARMS FROM 80 ACRES UP Good Improvements TERMS as low as 20% down—10 years to pav—5* interest—priced to sell. Phone—Call—Write at once to the McFAW LAND COMPANY M. T. Minton, General Agent, Dexter, Mo. OKEYO7rrr MORE YOU GET! you'll see that you can easily IOO-HORSEPOWER 6-CYLIN- afford an Oldsmobile! 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