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EIGHT BLYTHEVtLLB (ARK.) COURIEK NEWS WcTS-Kentucky Do Battle Tonight : fetti Coach** Pick Phillip* 66 Quint to . Win Olympic Contest •r C«ri Lvndqnht .(VmHcd .Pro* Sporla Writer) KEW YORK, Mar. 31. (UP)—The rlral coaches were agreed that the Phillip* Oilers should beat the Ken tucky Wildcats In tonight's finale of the Olympic basketball tournament, but the fans In the street couldn't make up their minds. Some cage sages were naming the Oilers as 20-polnt favorites, while others were saying Just ns loudly that Kentucky "should win by 10." Since past performances mean nothing In this battle between the super-team of A.A.U, pla v and the super-ta\m ot collegiate circle.'!, the men who lay the odds refused to take any bets either way. If they were, they said the would make With 14 Wins, Brooks Lead Spring Circuit NEW YORK, March 31. (UP) — Brooklyn atscl Cleveland ranked as co-leaders of the grapefruit leaeiic' today, with the Dodgers- gaining all the victories and the Indians all the respect. As far. as hard and cold statistics are concerned, no club can touch Brooklyn's Spring record of 14 victories and no defeats. The only fly in the Dodgers' cllrJs set-up is that none of the 14 triumphs were ac- against major league Nine victorias were complished opposition. achieved ,at the expense of tho Montreal Roynls. Brooklyn's International League farm, and the remaining five were against Dominican Republic (cams In Cludad Tru- Jillo. Cleveland, on the other hand, has \von 12 games fltui lost five — mostly against major league teams— for a .706 percentage which ranks second only to Brooklyn's gaudy 1,003 mark. th« Oilers six-point chlces. Tnc Indians, playing no favorite.,, Omar (Bud) Browning, young »'°n seven games and lost two Phillips coach, was quite willing to against National League teams; go out on a limb In picking his I won three and lost one against team to win. and Coach Adolph American League clubs; won olio Rupp of Kentucky clambered out land lost two to minor league ou'.on the same branch. "Kentucky has a great team, the best of the colleges," Browning paid fits and gained one triumph against Southern California's Trojans. Runnerup to Cleveland in were the the New tribute to Ills "rivals, "but I be-1 American League lleve the Oilers can beat any team, York Yankees with a record of 15 in the country and I mean that j won and eight lost for a .052 ]>er- slncerely." Rupp sadly agreed. Oilers Have Height "They've got Just too much experience and height for us." said the baron of the bluegrass. "I honestly dont think we can win. If we do It will be a miracle, and miracles just don't seem to happen any more." centagc. After the Indians and Yankees, the only other junior circuit club with an average of better than .500 was Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics, who won seven and lost five lor .583. While Sox In Cellar Cliailie ' Grimm's Chicago Culjs were second best to the Dodgers in the National League with 13 In most games they have played, i triumphs anu nine setbacks for .591. the Wildcats have enjoyed a huge]Only three points behind the Bruins height advantage with six-foot, i came the rebuilt Pittsburgh Pirates seven-inch Alex Groza In the hue- | w ith .588 on 10 victories and seven ket and six-foot-four Wallace (Wall 'detents. Wan) Jones up forward. But this , Anchored deep In lasl place In the time the size 13 shoe Is on the other foot. At center the oilers' Bob Kurland stands an even seven feet, or i Philadelphia Phillies wen: at rock- citrus circuit were the White Sox with only six victories nnd 15 losses tor a .2M nverage. The five Inches over Groza, while six- foot-seven Gordon (Shorty) Carpenter looks down on Jones. Actually, there is little or nothing at stake in tonight's fray. It has already been decided that five players from Phillips and five from Kentucky will be picked for the Olympic squad, plus four more from the other six teams in the tourney for a total of 14 piayej-s. bottom In the National I ague with Prowler Routed WEDNESDAY, MARQH'31, 1948'- Cod* Bhndt Co/fog* And Pup Grid ftw/e* .NEW YORK, March SI. (UP)— College and high school football rule* were blended Into a single code today alter a compromise agreement on nearly ISO. differences which had split the two factions for gie past 15 year». The new code, adopted after a three day session by national collegiate and high nchool representatives goes Into effect next season. Approximately eight differences still remain, the main one being that colleges will play 15 minute quarters to 12 for high schools. art the <b> Wra wcapM •ystem; , <o> New furnace building In the High School-Junior High-Central area; designed » tarry th» district through without Insolvency until there can be a change In the law. At present the margin between aa- . .„, , tlclpated Income and disbursements id) Additional grounds at Sud-; Is less than one percent. Even bury; Mrs. Ruth Worslmm, 19-jenr-old Houston, Texas, mother, holds a butcher knife, which she used to rout a inlet-night prowler, afttr taking the knife away from him. Her four-year-old daughter, Vela Aljcan, Is amused by the proceedings. (NBA Telephoto.) Plucky Murry Dickson Humiliates Yanks With No-Hitter; Cards Win 7-0 St. PETERSBURG, Pin., Mar. 31* (UP)—The pitching future of little Murry Dickson never gleamed ns bright as it did today, but that 10 victories and 10 defeats for .345. |of big Bill Bevehs was never so Baylor faces the Denver gets in * preliminary game. Nug- Joe McCarthy's Boston fieri Sox, co-favorites with the Yankees to win the American League pennant, were tied with the Detroit Tigers for fourth place In their circuit with a .500 average. Boston won eight nnti lost eight and Detroit won 11 nnci lost as many. The records include all Spring exhibition games played by major league "A" nnd "B" teams. Boston Braves Pin Hopes on Strong Infield BRADENTON, Pla,. March 31. (UP)—Here in the Spring training camp of the Boston Braves they are talking about winning the 1948 I National League pennant. And there are a lot of baseball experts who feel they will do Just ; that. Por the Braves have gone all. out - to correct the deficiencies which cost them the flag last, year — a shortstop-second ba.se combination which could not make the double play. Last year the Braves led the major league clubs in hitting, were the only team to come up with two 20rgame winners—yet finished . third., in the final National League i play Coi standings. The answer was in the ' team, an Four Top College Quints Booked for Sugar Bowl NEW ORLEANS, March 31. (UP) -The M|d-Wintcr Sports AssocU\- gloomy. Dickson, the 155-pounder who relics on dinky curves Instead of blitzing fast balls, pitched a complete no-liit, no-run game yesterday for a Spring training 1 lo 0 victory over the World Champion New York Yankees. Bevens, the, Yanks' burly fast-bailer, was the performance of the pint- victim. The sized Card right-hander was' the first no-hit job involving major league teams since Bill Mccahan of the Philadelphia A' hog-tied the Washington Senators last Aug. 3. The only other complete Spring training no-hitter was turned in by lion announced today It hnd signed 1'he late Cy Blanton of Plttsburg lour of the nation's outstanding teams to play in the Sugar Bowl's IB-ia basketball doubleheaders, Including Kentucky's yowling Wildcats. Chairman John Kcihaus of the Basketball committee said St. Louis University's Billikcns, national invitational champions; Ho)y Cross, Eastern collegiate champions, and Tulane, the 1941-48 southeastern conference darkhorse team, hnd accepted the Sugar Bowlers' invitations to participate In the doubleheaders which may rival the New Year's Day football classic as major attraction of the wceklong New Orleans sport carnival. Neihiius said Kentucky would Conch Cliff Wells' Tulane against Cleveland in 1039. The nigh-perfect performance virtually assured Dickson of rank- Ing ns the nee of the Cardinals' .staff .'Almost certainly It earned him a starting job after" two years of relief duty. ^ For Bcvens, the game may have marked the end of a Yankee career that has been nothing but one bad break after another. It was n fitting episode In the .saga of the man who missed the first world series no-hitter in history last Fall when Dodgers Cookie Lavngntto doubled with two out in the ninth. The old arm trouble that hampered Sevens last year cropped up in the game's first Inning mid this .double play column of the lidding averages—In that department the .Braves finished last. But with Eddie Stanky, late of the Dodgers, at second and rookie AI- vin Dark at shortstop, Manager Billy Southworth believes he has overcome the double play weakness. Stanky is a key player in the Braves' setup for the coming sea- Bon. He can make or break the ball club and the betting is that it is more likely to be the former. He was acquired with only one .thought—that he was the best man available to be playing alongside Dark. Dark too^Ais a key man, he also has to come- through if the Braves hope lo be a contender. And the Braves figured he had a better chaf.co of coming through if,he' had an old hand like Stanky to give him advice and help him out. Dark hit .303 with the Braves this year. All 'he wants from Dark is fielding and he may well get it The rest of the infield Is set with Earl Torgeson and Frank McCot- Holy Cross in the first doublclieader Wednesday, Dec. 29. - The two winners nnd two losers would meet in nnothor doubleheader on the following night. , „ , . . ,, . Hme f t could be very serious d Saint LOUIS would meet Tt , c raw _, Mncli Hg ht _., mi(i( , r VV/ns Oratory Event Prize CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo., Mar 31 -Joe Muir, Caruthersville high school Senior compction In the state finals at Jefferson City, Mo., last weekend ia the American Legion Oratorical Contest, placed third The prcparco oration was "The Constitution. A Barrier Against Try- aniiy." In vanning third place Muir was presented n $50 savings bout), mick dividing the first base chores and Bob Elliott, the league's most valuable player last year, at third. There is n possibility that Connie Ryan. last year's second baseman may be shifted to third to free Elliott for outfield duty. said he wanted to take three weeks off to go either to Johns Hopkins Hospital In Baltimore or to baseball's noted F. Hylimd '""••geon. Dr. St. Louis. Robert Successful Candidates Ask Election Probe By County Grand Jury FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., March 31. <UP)— The man who won the Democratic nomination as city Judge last month has asked Circuit Judge Maupitl Cummings to instruct Hie grand jury lo investigate the dis- I putcrt primary when it meets April | Paul Jameson made the request yesterday when he filed a motion asking dismissal of an election contest suit filed by his opponent for the office. Judge James Ptak. Although the city Democratic committee adjudged Jameson the Caruthersville Election Holds Two Contests CAHUTHERSVILLE, Mo., March 31—Only two contesl-s will appear in the annual city election here Tuesday. These are in Ward Four for lh- post of alderman, vacated by Dr. C. F. Cain when he moved from that ward. Two newcomers are seekin;; their first public office, both grocerymen from Ward Four. They are Clmrles Crow and Les Adair. The otlier contest, is Jor the office of Chief of Police. Albert Walker, incumbent, is seeking re-election, and is being opposed by E. M. (Mack) Ncely, who h&a served on the police force as patrolman for the past several mo.nths. Those seeking re-election without opposition include: Boscce Cokcr toe city collector. O. E. Hooker for police judee; 8. J. Pate for city attorney; Houss Johnson for city assessor; Earl S. Bennett for city treasurer; John Ahern (or alderman. Ward One; Wyman Dilltnan for alderman, Ward Two; Luke K. VanAusdall for alderman, Ward Three. T\vo special measures will be decided by the voters election day. These are for a one-fourth mill increase in the library tax, the equivalent to 2 1-2 cents on each $100 assessed valuation, and extension of the city limits to take in about 11 city blocks and a 30-opre tract. Mrs L. K. VanAusaall and Mrs. J. Thos. Markey are unopposed for re-election to the school board. The library tox has, for the pa^t 20 years, been ^ 1-2 cents on the SlOo assessed valuation, but due to I increased operating costs and need ' to replace a great number of worn ' and' mutilated books, the slight increase is asked by the Library Board. (e) Numerous needed repairs throughout the system. Why did the board uk for th* creation uf a citizens school -committee several mouth* ago to' raise money for (he purchage ot a loci- lion for a new wlilte hl(h ichoot? Ans. The building program for the Blytheville district Is of long- range design, and It may take ten years for completion of all that 1» needed. It. will take more than a million dollars for the building of all of the schools that,the district needs now. As has been pointed out, it Is Impossible under the present law and tax set-up to do more now than a small fraction of that bulldliig. When the citizens were asked to acquire a new "school site, It was evident (tint unless a location was Immediately bought nnd reserved, that every available location would be either cut up into town lots and sold for residence purposes, or turned into commercial or Industrial 'developments. That Is what Is happening now to several ot the tracts considered but abandoned when the location near the present high school was selected. When will (be district be able to 40 ahead with Its complete buil:Ilug program, including the new Hlytheville High School? Ans. When there Is a change In the school tax law. There Is an opportunity at the general election In November for the voters to repeal the present 18-mlll constitutional limit on school taxes. In addition to that, we need to replace our present out-moded assessment system so that there will be a more rational relation betwe-li assessments and actual values. The Blytheville School District is a wealthy district. It want 3 better Ans. It is Impossible to tell now school facilities and is able to pay for them, but under the present law It is impossible to acquire the necessary money through taxation. Why were the lax payers asked to pay the 10-mill voluntary lax Ibis year? Ans. It was a stop-gap measure, SCHOOL BONDS (Conllnued from P*ie 1) city. ^ What doe*' the board propoM lo do la relieve the situation? .Arts. To build a six-room addition to Lange, and a 12-room Negro high school. Why are these two schools M- lected tor first attention? Aiis. Lange ; is the most over crowded white school now. It Is in a -section of town that is building most rapidly. The school zones can be shifted so that the new rooms (it Lange can relieve the pressure all over town. The new Negro school will take the three lop high school grades out of the old frame building at Harrison, and it will be the beginning of a plan to improve school facilities for all of our Negroes. Small Negro primary sch i Is are needed in both the East and West end. Will Hit construction of Ihese two hew buildings consume all of the 5225.000? If not, what will be done wilh (he balance? exactly how* much these new buildings and their furnishings will cost, but It is estimated that the cost will run from $180,000 to J1M,- 300. The excess is needed for various. Improvements, Including: (a) New roof on Central School;' small miscalculation in comyectlon with either can result in overdrafts, which the l»w prohibits. It Is the operation' and maintenance fund In which the voluntary tax money Is needed. Out of that fund school equipment Is purchased, Janitors, bus drivers, and clerks are paid; building and equipment are repaired, «nd It Is hoped that this fund will provide some margin of safety for the Directors who are required to operate the schools within the limits of school revenue. The mlllage revenue of the District Is practically the same as It was 20 years ago, and the cost of operating has more than doubled. We, have substantially increased' teachers' salaries, but that has been accom- I plished through State aid. The \ building and maintenance fund is derived mainly from local property taxation, and without the voluntary tax It will be impossible during the next school year to provide even ordinary repairs and upkeep. . Hair many years will the proposed tSU.OW ,bond Issue runt Why are maturities arranged over that lone period of lime? Ans. The principal on the new bond issue will commence to mature in 1950 with annual maturities to and including 1917. After maturities commence the annual installments of principal and interest will average about $17,000. These payments can be easily met with a six-mill tax. Our present bonded indebtedness on which $108.000 is due obligates the district to use the proceeds of seven-mill tax «ach year toward the payment of the bonded indebtedness. This is retiring the present Indebtedness more rapidly than It Is maturing! and would get rid of the debt en- ' tlrely In a few years. However, since the 7-mills are earmarked by contract for the retirement or this bonded indebtedness. It is requiring that the money go to the old building debt and leaves practically nothing for maintenance purposes from the millag* fund. The new debt Is »et up to require not mor« than six mills for debt retirement and also provides that after the payment of Interest and maturing installment^ the excess from trie six mills can be used to call ..-bonds or for other school purposed. The maturities are designed so' that when It becomes legally possible to borrow and pay back additional money for ' more buildings, other bond issues can be set up aloni? side this new issue without disturbing it in any way. " BLYTHEVILLt'S ONLY Show SLarLfi Weekday! 6:45 p.m. Saturday 1:M p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. Tonight ntW ADVENTU REST SPENCER < TRACY 20 STANIEYiw ^ LIVINGSTONE < RICHARD GREENE-NAKcmin ALSO Cartoon SEAGRAM'S 7CROWN. BLENDED WHISKEY. 86.8 Proof. 65% Grain Neulral Spirits Swgnm-Distillers Coipoulion, Chrysler Building. New York ' RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "Jiggs and Maggie in Society" Joe Yule and Renie Rlan» News and Shorts New Theatre Manila's Finest Shorn EVERY NIGlli Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday SaL-Snn. 1 p.m. Cont Showing Thursday and Friday "BOOMERANG" (Double Feature) i with Robert Keith ami Jane Wyaft and Wednesday & Thursday "Gone With The Wind" with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh News and Shorts Dial 4261 ' Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Start! 7:M p.». ' Wednesday & Thursday ' "KING'S ROW" with Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummlngi and Ronald Reagan Warner News and S hurls RHVmESDFREflSQn 4t V% ''" • • ^*M "' k ' *""* o Purpose Machine for Dirt Moving, LAND LEVELING • ..and Seed Bed Preparation HERE'S A LABOR-SAVING, MONEY-MAKING MACHINE. Witk »> Ever.mm y ou j c , u n t«b!« Iff condition quickly «aiily. Evtnman-lcvclcd field> ir- rij.i. ttwmMtvu.j You .»vo ti mc , l«b»r, w«tcr, jrow b«ucr cropi •Mckiniztti equipment worki faner, "»*r« «ffici«ntly. Th« Evcriman l«v. «W Und AUTOMATICALLY — wW wlmt» go.on Mgd pbcc V,Udc Uw«n t« ukc . cut, when wKccli I* ;•<• • l«w place blade niso le, T^e«i« dirt — break* clodi, firms »4 r*cki ik» lurface, forming a trnly pulverized >eed btd »• tS, Mckix novn alonj. Same machine i on the market required. Excell field,. After dir fattest dirt mo* cr oday f or ,„,„ er t for rebuilding , moved it can he d down and AUTOMATICALLY LEVELED with , hc ,,„, „,. chine. Here's a J.iv (or dirt movi laining conto »ork And »fter year. ied V machi IS, leveling, foi »fi! conicrvatia, prtplrins 'fed Ixdl yr» EVER5MAN fltJTOMATIt ^0 KVIIER •• » •••iJI'W^I^ and DIRT MntiED and DIRT MOVER 3/2 SOUTH 2ZP ST. PHONES63 party's nominee by 65 votes, Ptak , 202 -) 0 ncrsons mid '. contended .„ his suit that 8, non- v^ousTames o"? the tournament State Cage Tourneys Termed Big Success LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. March 31. (UP>—The 1948 statewide boys an-l girls high school an junior high school basketball tournament WAS a financial success, according lo the Arkansas Athletic Association. The association revealed that watch the resident University of Arkansas .students voted in Uio pramary. ' Jnmeson countered In his action that Judge Ptak and Sam Wheeler, chairman of the city committee, unlawfully opened the ballot boxes in Ihc county clerk's vault nnd nllcg- edly removed and altered certain rlocumcnls. . The net return lor the association was $0 «5. while participating teams got $2.780. Uoth attendance nnd revenue figures constitute an all-time record, the association said. Read Courier News Want 'TIS FIRST (THE ALL WHEN PUN1 AND TRICKE-RV HOL.D BUT THERE'S NO FOOUNGr WHEM I W W.AUitU CO.. l"i. ^= DEAL AT POOLE MOTOR CO. MR. PAUL D. ABBOTT .has joined our sales force. 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