The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1948 · Page 8
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PAG« EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) .COURIER .NEWS fern-Pro Teams Plan Schedules Mississippi County •oMboll Lcogu* Mont Night GartMS With the entry of the sixth team, Dofirood, in the Mississippi County tent-Pro Btseball League, Presl- lent Bill Godwin today announced the first-round schedule for the ,941 Mason. The first-round schedule was irawn up at a meeting of league iffleen yesterday 'at which" lima the Dogwood team's application 'for [ntry into the Mml-pro loop was ac- ttfttd. League play is scheduled to open April 26 with only Sunday games oooked for the first five weeks v pend.- ''.ng the completion of negotiation* (or night baseball facilities In Bly IheviUe, Preiic"'»' Godwin stated. He disclosed , negotiations are «• under way 'th the MLsslssIp- County Fail iissociRijon for use the Walker Park diamond as the . .ytheville team's home ground. He ttated that he had discussed with [air association officials the installation of more lights at the Walkei Park field and that prospects for night baseball in Blytheville were gcod. Mr. Godwin stated that If arrangements for night baseball 11' Blytheville are completed, the second-round schedule will call for at least one night game here a week The American Legion Post here al- w is negotiating for use of the park this Summer, he said, and has indicated that the Blytheville Cotton Pickers, the Junior Legion, team, tub would play night games if lighting facilities are made available. L. H. Autry of Burdetle, chairman of the Mississippi County ralr As- •ociatlon, has pledged the association's full cooperation on the night baseball plan, Mr. Godwin slated, and it is believed that the proposal will be approved. If the night plan In Blytheville is approved, this would make two teams In the loop that would Ivve home perks equipped for night b»se*>»ll, he Jtatcd. Tlsc Osceoln park is already fully equipped. Other teams In the semi-pro loop already have or are planning to build day parks, he said. These parks will be equipped with bleachers to accommodate spectators. He stated thai the league hss been sanctioned by the National Semi-Pro- Baseball Congress and will receive all benefits offered oy the national association. Top tehms of the league will be entered in the itat* semi-pro tournament at Fort Smith In September for a chance to participate in the national tour- hument held annually at Wichita, Kan. A league-sponsored umpire train- ,ing school will be held beginning next week, President Godwin said, and all officials" working leaui-o fames will be employed by the league. Classes in the school nrs scheduled to begin Tuesday night at the City Hall here with courses in rule interpretations and league policy. Each team will be required to semi at least one umpire to 'the school. > : . Teams entered in the league include Blytheville, Osceola, Lutes, Dogwood. Victoria and Armorcl. The Blytheville team will be sponsor-, i Jointly by the Fred S. Saliba. C<1 pany and Owens Drug Store. The 15-game first-round schedule it as follows: April 25 Blytheville at Lutes; Osceola nt Victoria ;and Dogwood at Armorel. Slay 2 Victoria at Blytheville; Dogwood at Osceola; and Lutes at Avmorel. : . May 9 Armorel at Blytheville; Osceola at Lutes; and Victoria at Dogwood. ; May 16 Blytheville at Dogwood; Armorel at Osceola; and Lutes at Victoria. J _ May 23 Osceola at Blytheville; Dogwood at Lutes; and Victoria at Armorcl. Stroke THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1948 Oxford's crew flashes fine form as il powers a light shell down London's Thames River in a practice run. Oxford and Cambridge crews meet in the traditional Inter-University race, March 27. Schmeling's Comeback Hopes Fade WASHINGTON, Mar. 25, UP) — Max Sclimellng's hopes of making a boxing comeback in the United States were several stiff rounds from a decision today. Ahead of the 42-year-old former Heavyv.-olghl champion were the State Department, tlie House Un- American Activities Committee, and the Justice "Department's Immigration Service. An appeal to allow Schmellng o enter the United States In May :0 begin a series of fights was made I'outlay to Secretary of Stale George C Marshall by Fred Kitsch, Washington promoter. No action has been taken by Ihc Stale Department on the request, pending Schmeling's application for visitor's visa In Germany. Rep. John McDowell, R., Pa., a member of the House UnAmcrican Activities Committee, has asked the Stale Department's visa section for fln explanation of Schmeling's plans to come to the United States. McDowell said he thinks it is "a rather shoddy scheme-to bring an overage fighter who certainly has been useful lo the fascists Into this country to exploit sport* followers." Walson B. Miller, chief of the Immigration Service, said he hadn't «constdered whether his agency would anprove Schmeling's proposed visit. Kirsch, however, was confident tne former German paratrooper would be on hand to start fighting in this country In May. .-ie said Echmcllng now Is Instructing soldiers In the first u. S. Infantry Division at Nuernberg in boxing. More 'Look' In France, there's more "look" than "new" in the new 1948 bathing suits. Mfchele Bidault, 19-year-old model, wears il on the beach at Cannes. It was designed at Worth's. Kiwanis Selects Two Delegates to Annual Meeting J. M. Cleveland and Stewart Prelman were named delegates to Hie national Kiv;anls convention in Los Angeles In June at the weekly meeting of the club yesterday noon In the Hotel Noble. W. B. Nicholson and Tom A. Little Jr." were named alternates. During the program at yesterday's meeting. Jimmy Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cecil Lowe of Bly- thcville, second place winner in the Stale American Legion Oratory Contest, presented the address ne gave in the contest. It was entitled "Our Living Constitution." Capl. J. E. Kelly of the Army Recruiting Station In Jonesboro, spoke to the club on the Philippine Islands. Other guests were Capl. J. C. Pile of Jonesboro, Master Sergt. W. D. Frascr of the Army Recruiting Station here, and Firman Bynum, Blytheville High School coach. Lost Cone and Victoria Teams Advance in Meet « Piny in the Mississippi County rural elementary school invitational basketball tournament at Lost Cane will move into the quarterfinal rounds tonight following the completion of first-round play last night. / Both boys and girls teams from Lost Cane and Victoria advanced to the quarter-finals with the first- round victories in last night's session. Results of last night's games are as follows: Lost Cane girls defeated Shady Grove 27 to 12; Victoria boys won over Shady Grove 31 to 9; Victoria girls blasted Box Elder 30 to 3 and the Lost Cane boys downed Box Elder 22 to 1. On tonight's schedule the Pawheen girls will meet Blackwater at 6:30. Pawhcen's boys play Lost Cane at 7:30, Victoria girls meet Lone Oak at 8:30 and the Lone Oak Boys tangle with Blackwater one hour later. Quintero is Favorite In Spa's Feature Race HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. March 25 (UP)—Quintero was expected to be the favorite in the six-furlong race which" is the top offering on today's card at Oaklawn Park. Top weight Uud been assignee! to Radio Joe. and Sun Symbol was expected to be a factor. Olh- er entries were Miss Clara, Here's Me. Maintaining and Run Lady. A relatively unnoticed mare named Bubbling Easy outran the favorite Bullish In the Mountain alley sprint yesterday, to pay $11.50 straight. Leaping Moose was third. A crowd of 1,500 put $428,138 through the niutuel windows. Mangrum Defends Title At Charlotte Today CHARLOTTE, N. C.^ Mar. 25.— (UP)—Lloyd • Mangrum, leading! money winner of the 1948 Winter I golf .circuit, was scheduled to tee off today to" try • for another title in the ?:o,OSO charlotte Open tournament. A field of 144 top golfers were set to give Mangrum a run for his | money in the four-day tourney over j the sprawling course at Myers [ Park Club. Officials said the 6.410- yard, par-72 course was In excellent condition. A gallery of some 8,OM was expected to trail the contestants around the circuU. Most gallery attention was centered on Msngrum and on the previous winners ot the Queen City event. Gary Mirtdleeoff of Memphis was last year's winner; Bob Hamilton of Reynolds, Ky.. the 1046 winner: and E. J. "Dutch" Harrison took the Myers Park inaugural !n 1944. Guy Lombardo Sets New Gold Cup Speed Record MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 25. (UP) — Maestro Guy Lombardo, who's been making records for many years, broke one yesterday and was after a new one t today. The dark-haired orchestra leader broke the Gold Cup speed record for powerboats yesterday in hh sleek "Tempo IV" speedboat when his cratt shot over a measured mile in Indian Creek at an average speed of 113.031 miles per hour. The old Gold Cup record was 100.781 miles per hour set by Herb Mendolson ot Detroit in 1940. • Detective Chief Removes Hazard from His Office And Dumps It in River LITTLE ROCK, March 25. (UP) —Detective Chief C. O. Fink Is a calm and patient man, even on Ine brink of eternity. 1 But yesterday he grew impatient j and took a chanc* on going over the bridge. Bui he brink. " ! r 1 --'-->. It started when a'LitUe Rock Junk Later dealer called the police. Sometime, somewhere, the junic man explained, during Ihe collection of scrap metal he had picked up a 20-pound aerial bomb and 11 looked Aal. It was a real bomb, but city po- Ice couldn't determine whether or not it was a "live" one. So they called In Army Intelligence. The Army men remarked that the bomb still had the detonator in it and they retired to think the situation over. Meanwhile, the bomb remained in the police station making a great many persons uncomfortable. Finally, Chief Fink could stand it no more. He asked Capt. G. F. Knapp to give him a hand and the two men walked down the street and onto the heavily traveled Broadway bridge. . They waited for a lull in the traffic and then flung the bomb into the Arkansas River. '• They held their breaths. • There was a big fplash and a spray of water shot up toward the men on Police in Memphis Nab Bandits Without Delay MEMPHIS, Tenn,. March 25 (UP) —At 958 p. nv, last night two ycmlhs robbed Maurice Vlnson, 27 Illllng .station attendant of $129. Thirty-two minutes later Luther Wiildrop, 24, and James Woolrldge, 20, of Mayflcld. Ky., were In custody charged with the holdup. The youths confessed. A vivid description of Ihe bandits broadcast over, the police alarm system resulted In the quick capture. Inspector Hal Allen, supervisor of traffic safety, recognized Waldrop and Woolrldge as they boarded a bus. All?n ordered the vehicle surrounded, and minutes later Waldrop and Woolrldge were hustled off by police. Between them they had more than $175 and a pistol. People Are Hazy On Marshall Plan, Survey Discloses CHICAGO (UP)—A public opinion poll of the Chicago area shows that more than one-fourth of the people who have heard of the Marshall Plan do not know what it Is. The )K>I1 was conducted by the northwestern University psychology department. It showed that 87 per cent of Ihe persons interviewed had heard of Ihe Marshall Plan. But 28 per cent of them—a "surprisingly large number — did not know Its aims, structure or meaning, the university said. Seventy-three per cent of the persons questioned believe that another war Is on the way. Of that group, ta per' cent believe jt will come within the next 20 years. Last year, a Northwestern poll showed that only 63 per cent anticipated war during the next two decades. ' Seventy-six per cent of the pcr- sons interviewed believe that the United States should give as much aid to Europe as it can decide upon and afford. Food and non-military loans received the largest vote. Only seven per cent of those favoring aid are willing to go "all the way," the university said. Of five suggested means lo achieve lasting peace, the United Nations received the highest vote, the university found. However, 55 per cent of the group voting for the UN felt that at present It is doing a poor job. The other four methods listed for achieving peace were a federal world government, a United States of Europe, increasing American military strength, and sharing atomic secrets with other nations. Only one per 'cent approved sharing secrets of the atom bomb. be screened by the Basic Science Board. Hearing on the question was held In the lower court hi Little Rock Monday. Physicist have acknowledged that light's velocity is 1 one of the most fundamental constants of nature. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight "PERILOUS WATERS" with Don Castle and Audrey Lone News »nd Short Dial 4261 Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Starts I:M Friday & Saturday "Border G-Men" with George O'Brien Cartoon and 4th Chapter "Perils of Nyokl" there as no ex- Chief Fink recalled that it v : "like throwing a rock In the water." "I didn't think it would explode," he confided, but I wasn't afraid if it did." Chiropracters to Appeal Test of Basic Science Law Dr. Torsten Lindquist of Blytheville received information today that the Chiropractic Board of Examiners will appeal a recent' decision of the Pulaski Circuit Court decrying the board the right to grant licenses by reciprocity without first requiring that appll/mts ' . - •' . I., Announcement Of INTEREST TO ALL MOTORISTS Sale! Thousands •IF ASSOtTtO HEAVKS 100 ATLAS CHICKS OvorORfM HMVy lrt*dl 3QQ. $20.50 rot rnowfT SHIPMEMT 1000 - SC8.50 '-• ~"~" OUAWNTttD. w . p. y ,.„„,. CHICK CO. ... °* H 5AR New Theatre Manila's Finest Shows KVERV NIGHT Box Opens Week Days 1:00 p.m Malinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. 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