The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1956 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 5, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1956 The View from Here bu CM J4ac4 HI'S AN easy-to-talk-to type fella this Ted Brown, circulation manager of the Courier News — but not when it comes to himself. He'll talk all day about you or newspaper circulation or his lovely daughters 'but he has little if anything ... to say about himself. But yesterday he ilip'ped. And so like a vulcher I swooped in to get the whole The '«torr Is this: Ted vu more than Just a good athlete during his high school days at Messlck High in Memphis. He was a whiz. As a matter of (act, comptt- int In the Tennessee state trick meet In 1932, the lanky Mr. Brown (as he wasn't known in those days) fired to first-place wins In the 120-yard low hurdles and Men jump. "Funny thing about that hurdle race " Ted said. "I'd never, run the 120 before, just the 220. When I got to Nashville and took a look at that distance, I Was scared to death." So scared he outran the best the state had to offer. Ted also earned a letter in tennis for dear old Messick. MESSICK, it's interesting to note, always was a leader in athletics in Memphis. "I wasn't much of a tennis player, though. I'd be good one day, punk the next." Don't believe it. "But I could hit the ball pretty hard." Believe it. Strangely, Ted received Ms Itlttest competition not from »ny particular K-hooI or Individual from a competing Institution ... but from a Mcsslck foam member. Harry Ander•on. "Harry was quite an athlete. He participated in all the sprints, broad jump, pole vault, Javelin. For a long-legged boy he was an •xceptionally fine sprinter." Ted Aid: "When It came to meet time, the coach would make ui flip a coin to determine who would represent our ichool In such - and - such an event. Harry always did beat mi. Even tat the coin-flipping." Although they were good friends, he hasn't heard from Anderson In quite a few years. "Last I heard. Harry was working for the health department in Memphis. You know, I believe he was the first boy in the area to break 10 in the 100- yard dash. "I know he was the first sprint- i, I ever saw who used starting blocki. We didn't know what to make of them when we first saw them." TED IS strictly a Memphis man. He was born in the Nation's Quietest City, lived there all his life until July of the past year when he came here to take over ttie circulation department. I might 'be overstepping my department here (but I think not) when I say that he's turning in another all-state performance on his new Job. To get back to his lovely daughters, there are four of them. Pat. 17, Linda, 14, Sally, 10, and Sheryl, 3. Just about everyone In town, of course. Is familiar ... at least spiritually . . . with Sally. Since her accident we have all uttered either spoken or unspoken prayers for her swift recovery. For on the bright afternoon of Ted Brown Friday. March 16. tragedy invaded the Brown family. Sally was struck down by an automobile at the Intersection of 10th and Main on her way home from school. • During a period of a week or so (a longer length of time than Ted now cares to recall) the life of Sally rested entirely in the hand of God, Once the. crisis was successfully passed . . . and then only ... did .the routine of this, newspaper office fall back into its natural ways. It Just wasn't the same around here without Ted's wide smile. AFTER SALLY'S accident, traffic on Main Street seemed to grow sane for a time. Once again I may be overstepping my department (I think not since safety Is everyone's department), but It appears to me that traffic on Main has resumed its pre-Saily, Insane tempo. You might say that Ted's early life in sports gave him the necessary strength (both spiritual and physical) to square his shoulders and face up to his family's tragedy. Most fathers of big families pack an unnoticed reservoir of strength and courage for such Instances but usually you'll find that sportsmen or former sportsmen have Just that little extra to fail back on. For one tiling they know how to be good losers. Ted was rarely a loser in his "good old days" but when he had to be. he was a good one. Good losers are always the big winners. I think Ted Brown has found that out. O\E THING more about big Ted. When I talked to him yesterday I found he was one of the few persons in this city I had to look up to when chatting together. Of course . . . when I Interviewed him he was -standing , . . and I was sitting . . . PONY BASEBALL LEAGUE PLAYER REGISTRATION -1956 NAME Tel. No., ADDRESS DATE OF BIRTH : Boys born in 1941 and 1942 are eligible (o participate in this league. Registration closes April 2<1, 1956. This blank should be completed and returned to the Blythcville "Y" or to Emery Francis. Porks Flatten Chiefs OKLAHOMA CITY >& - Ari:an- j fias' baseball Razor backs have col- ; lected another victim, their fifth of! the season ajainst a single defeat, j With the help of six errors by i Oklahoma City University the Pork- J ers trounced the Chiefs 9-3 yesterday. Righthander Jees Deason went the route for Arkansas, allowing 12 hits .but keeping them well scattered Arkansas got 10 hits 69 in Handball Fight ST. LOUIS (f) — Led by defending Champ.on Jimmy Jacobs ot Los Angeles, a Held of 69 singles playrrs will enter the sixth annual U. S. Handball A>.sn. Notional Championships starting tonight. The 25-year-old Jacobs, representing the Los Anseles Athletic Club, won his first national title on his home court last year and recently added the National YMCA { championship. Oilers Paste Stars ##***# **¥*»» AAU Coach Beefs About Olympic Picks KANSAS CITY (AP) — Olympic officials today picked a dozen basketball players the United States will send to the Olympic Games next November in Australia. Five come from the playoff champion Bartlesvllle Oilers; Burdette Haldorson, Bob Jeangerard, James Walsh, Chuck Darling and Bill Hougland. Selected from -*hree other teams the Oilers met during a three-night round-robin playoff here were Carl Cain. Bill Russell and K. C. Jones of the College All-Stars; Billy Evans, Gib Ford and Ray Warren o,f the armed forces; and Dick Boushka of the Seattle Baiters, Only Repeater Of the 12, only Hougland was a member of the U.S. team which swept to victory in the 1952 Olympics, At that time he was a Kansas University student, The Oilers qualified for five places on the team by defeating the College All-Stars 79-75 in the final night of the playoffs. The balance of the 12-man team wasj selected by .Olympic officials Inj consultation with Gerald Tucker, j Oiler Coach who automatically be- came Olympic coach by virtue of his team's victory. Named assistant coach of the Olympic squad, subject to approv al of his school, is Frank (Bucky O'Connor, who directed the College All-Stars to two victories in the playoffs before bowing to the Oilers. O'Connor is head coach o baksetball at Iowa. Quick Lead The playoff champion was then determined by an Olympic rule which gives two points for a victory and one for a loss, but in the event of two teams finishing with similar point totals gives the playoff victory to the team which defeated the other. Against the All-Stars the champion Oilers roared Into a quick lead In the first half sparked by Darling, the 6-9 former Iowa player. Darling scored 19 points in the first half and with two more points In the second hah' was high for the Oilers. KANSAS CITY (A?) — A sharp protest was registered today after selection of the U. S. Olympic basketball team. LR Now Solo New Deal For Travs By FRED PETRUCELLI Arkansas Democrat Sports Writer Written for The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK (AP) — It's a new deal for the Little Rock Travelers who aim to vacate the Southern Association cellar under the reigns of Mgr. Steve Souchock in '56. But the scheme Is strewn with obstacles, not the least' being the independent colors the Travelers are wearing this season. After a 5-year connection with Detroit, the Little Rock club called off the deal and headed into the new season on Us own. Pulling out 'of the Detroit chain meant turning loose pratlcally the entire club since most players on .he '55 squad were under Tiger contracts. Thus, the Rocks have ieen faced with a virtual rebuild- ,ng almost from scratch. Picking- Up Players Eiiecutiv^ Mgr. Rny Winder has )cen picking up players on the open market through the winter months but even so, his wants still are great. He hopes to make up for the deficiency on a buying •lp through Florida training camps this week. Probably the most optimistic acet deals with the Infield where a couple of holdovers appear en- renched. The Veteran R. C. Ote s back at second base and And; Frazier. who was with the Travel ers most of last season, return at shortstop. The newcomers ar John Paul Jones, up from Maco of the Sally League, at first base and Charles, (Spider) Wllhelm a hird base. Wilhelm was purchase from the Columbus Jets. Souchock's troubles are many 1 regard to the outfield. He is hold down left field himself, bu that Is entirely an emergenc measure. The right field Job be ongs to a Texas League veteran rlus Burns, purchased from Okl; loma City this winter. Youn Jewls Hull, at Durham in '55, I Maying center field. Souchock \ Lryinfr desparately to strengthe ilignment Catching Solid C.itchlng" appears to be solid, i not spectacular. In the hands c Harry Minor, backed up by youn Luther Tucker, who divided las season between Little Rock an< jreenvllle of the CInss C Cotto: PIONEER SEED CORN Guaranteed Stand Jack Robinson Implement- Co. Store Fixtures FOR SALE 1 metal 2 wheel truck, 8 drawer storage counter, 1 meat block, 1 flobart slicing machine, 1 Stcf- ner sausage mill, 1 8-8 Hussman walk-in cooler, ' 4 ft. Hussman meat counter and pans, 1 24-ft. double gondola, 47 ft. of wall shelving, 1 money-changer Coke machine, I 6-hoIe frozen food box, 1 pair Dayton scales, 1 pair U.S. scale*, 1 5-hole open frozen food box, 1 pair platform scales, I 24 In. exhaust fan. CALL ROBBINS BROS. Phone 1021 or 8G3 OSCEOLA NOTICE The Courier News, during the late Spring and Early Summer months, will have part-time jobs open for durations of 30 to 90 days to handle special promotional work. These jobs may be handled by men, women or high school students. If you live in HAYTI, MANILA, LEACHVILI.E, HORNERVILLE or WILSON, and are interested, write: Ted Brown, Circulation Mgr. COURIER NEWS Box 380 Blytheville, Ark. States League. Pitching is another phase of the business that's giving Souchock many anxious moments. Dickie Thompson remains on the only proven lefthander on the club. Another southpaw recently returned from Army duty, Herb Fleischer, is bidding for a job. Among trie righthanders, the kingpin is ex-major leaguer Mar- Hn Stuart, who was coaxed out of semi-retirement .after a short stay at Denver In last year. Stutart pitched for the Travelers several years ago before hitting the majors. Only Joe Tully (2-2; and Vernon (Pete) Taylor (6-8) are holdovers from the 1955 cellar- dwelling Travelers. Others on the pitching corps are Evans Blanton (12-10 at Shreveport), Ernie Lawrence (8-14 at Albany), Ernie Nichols .(10-10 at Albany). In view of the requirements that are outstanding Souchock is leery about going into the campaign ith his club ns It now stands. Outfield and pitching help must be obtained before .the Rocks can think of a better finish In '56. I "I consider It highly indecent of the selections committee that it, ignored the National AAU champions in the Olympic team setup, 1 ' said Frank Fidler. Fidler Is coach of the Seattle Bakers team which won the AAU championship at Denver before Boyer Might Be Cleanup Hitter For Cardinals Laurel race track is 20 miles from Washington and Baltimore. ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals, getting sharp pitching, broke spring camp as the Grapefruit League's No. 1 team, but Manager Fred Hutchinson, himself a former pitcher, hasn't lost his perspective. "I'll get excited about the pitching," Hutch said yesterday, "when it's the same during the season." Tne Cardinal pitching staff held an outstanding 2.53 earned run average as they opened a nine- game six-state swing with the Chicago White Sox. The Redbirds boasted a 16-8 record in exhibition games with 12 victories In their last 14. "We'll go as far as our pitching will carry us," the team's new field leader declared. "We also need a good balance: that Is, the overall look, including a solid fourth-place hitter." Boyer In Cleanup Ken Boyer, the sophomore third baseman who is hitting .351, might be the cleanup man. If not, perhaps recently acquired Hank Snuer, Hutch said. "Rip (Repulski) has looked very good recently," the manager conceded, ''and I guess it wouldn|t be fair to keep, him out, but we Slave to get a good look at Sauer, too." Hutchinson Is comforted tha veteran stars Stan Muslal, blttln .369, and Red Schoendienst (.361 lave been playing, like youngster; Giving them solid backing ar Wally Moon (.360) and Boyer. Based on their past reputatio and exhibition showing, Vinega Bend Mlzell (1.77 earned run a^ erage), Harvey Haddlx (4.00 Willard Schmidt (4.00) and Tor Poholsky (2.57) shape up as Hutch inson's big four, with Larry Jack son (1.201 and Ben Flower (2.42) battling for the fifth spo Hutch summed up his club thl way: "The speed is good, power' pood and pitching pretty good. Will this put the Redbirds fa above last year's seventh plac finish? The former Detroit pitcher doe not know. "I'm new to the league you know." NEW for spring and summer Jarman combines fine calfskin with smart SILK SHANTUNG Look i! over — it's the Jarman "t.omrj.irrlv," slim and trim and madi- of dc-lnxr Bri.irhidc calf'and luxury silk sliantune. Try ii nn - it's light and easy.lining. Price it — il s sijrpn.-inL'K modest. Buy it it'* *ure tn give you a world of'wonderful "ear. We'll he expecting yon ^on. coming to thi Olympic olayofls 9 No Ke««on Fidler said that II the team hai played poorly in the playoffs hi could understand . why they "passed up all of my boys." The Seattle club lost to the Col lege All-Stars and the Barltesville Oilers, before salvaging an 82-7! victory over the Armed Forces in the final game of the playoffs. After their victory at Denver Pldler's club was permitted to add three players to its roster. Dick Boushka, one of the players added was named today to the Olympic team. Another, Terry Rand, is an alternate. Only Charles Koon of the original team got favor able notice from the committee, being named an alternate. IOU* FRIENDLY IHOI STOIf Tri - Meet For Paps Today The Blytheville Junior High Papooses were all set to depart a little after 12 noon today for their triangular track meet at West Memphis. The meet, involving West Memphis and Earle, was originally scheduled for yesterday afternoon. Coach John Koldus, anxious to see his athletes in action for the first time this season, named the starters in each event, although there still exists doubt in'some of the events such as the high jump. Right now John Mays is the only sure Jumper, although Chip Wright is expected to show well also. The other events: 80-yard dash Jim Pulley and Bill Sullivan. 100 • yard da&h: Pulley and Charles Watson. 220: Pulley and Watson. 440: Freddy White, Sullivan. Shot Put: Billy Harvison, Jim Bruce. .Discus: Mays, John Logan, Wayne Lovelace. Broad jump: Ray Odle, Watson. The same team will compete in the 440 and 880 relays for the Paps. They will be running in this order: Sullivan, Watson, Jim Stilwell and Pulley. Meet is to start at 2:30. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received by the Shawnee School District No. 10, Board of , Directors, until two o'clock P. M. on April 18, 1956. at the office of Mr. M. H. Benton, DWARFED Superintendent, located at Shawnee School. Joiner, Arkansas, These bids will be for the construction of a six classroom and study hall- library High School Addition to Shawnee School at Joiner, and an eight classroom Elementary School Building at negro school site at Frenchman's Bayou, Arkansas, approximately three miles south of Joiner, Arkansas. The bids will be publicly opened and read in the Shawnee School building at 2:00 P.M., April 18, 1956. Any bids received after the opening time will be returned unopened. Plans and specifications will be on file for public Inspection at the office of the Superintendent, Shawnee School, Joiner, Arkansas. 'opies may be obtained upon application at the office of Sanford fe Sanford, Architects, 1324 Columbian Mutual Tower BIdg., Memphis, Tennessee, upon deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per set which will be returned upon return of such plans and specifications, in good condition, to the Architects. All bidders must be licensed in he State of Arkansas as provided by Act 124 of the 1939 Acts, amend;d by Act 217 of 1945 and Act 149 )f 1949. Separate bids will be received on he various branches of the work as follows: •• DIVISION I — General Con- | tract . j DIVISION n — Mechanical ( Contract (Plumbing and Heating) , DIVISION m — Electrical Contract The Board of Directors o? th« Shawnee School District No. 10 reserves the right to accept or to reject any - or all bids submitted and to waive any informalities la bidding. A certified check or bank draft payable to the Board of Director! of the Shawnee School District No. 10, U. S. Government Bonds, or & satisfactory bid bond executed by the Bidder and a surety company in an amount equal to at least Iiv» (5%) per cent of the bid shall be submitted with each bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish an Owner's protective bond in amount of one hundred per cent (100%) of the con* tract price. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days subsequent to the opening of bids without the consent of the Board of Directors of the Shawnee School District No. 10. BOARD OP DIRECTORS, SHAWNEE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10 By: A. L. EIPLING, President, Board of Director!. Sanford & S&nford Architects Clarence H. Fisher Architect Memphis, Tennessee. 4/5-U in its issue of Feb. 25, Business Week Magazine reports THE FASTEST GROWING WHISKEY IN AMERICA IS ANCIENT AGE! For the past year th« makers of Ancient Age, confident that they were bottling the finest hour- bo'n produced in this country, made this challenge to the American public: "IF YOU CAN FIND A BETTER HOUR. BON...BUY IT!" Tho people accepted this challenge and rewarded Ancient Age with a phenomena! sales increase, a percentage greater by far than any other liquor in any category. To you who made this record possible we say ''thanks" and promise the same superior bourbon in every bottle of Ancient Age you may buy this year. 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