The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1955 · Page 13
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, December 21, 1955
Page 13
Start Free Trial

WEDNESOAY, DECEMBER Zl, 19S8 BLTTHETILL1 (ARK) COURIER KEWi PAGE THIRTEEN ARKANSAS OUTDOORS A * Arkansas Gimt, tfish Commission LITTLE ROCK — This year has been a successful one for the Arkansas Game and Hsh Commission and, through conservation .net management, it has also been a successful year for the state's sportsmen. The main wish of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission «t this Christmas Season Is that wildlife will increase In Arkansas. The key to this resource Is ihe private'landowner whose methods of land management can destroy or increase wildlife more effectively than shooting or protection. The funds available to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission ire sjicnt on regulating hunting and fishing and other wildlife ac- tivlties, studying the species Involved, »nd increasing them by restocking, habitat Improvement, or other practical forms of management. However, the direct effect of this management is negligible compared to the food or 111 effect* of the landowners' program. SPKCIES, LIKE quail, that are more sensitive to food and cover conditions than to hunting pressure can receive only slight benefit from habitat conditions improved by planting. It would take a lot of the plants and a much greater interest in quail management to significantly benefit the thousands of quail in the state. The point is that no game and fish commission alone can put into effect programs that will directly and significantly Improve wildlife conditions throughout the state. It can only take the lead and do » much as possible. Success or failure depends more upon what happens to the land — private land. Real power to do good for wildlife lies in the^sportsmen themselves. Many of them are also landowners. If they were to exercise the power of their influence with landowners and with programs that affect the land, move wildlife would .result than a state commission could produce with a tenfold increase in Its budget. Sportsmen can profitably expend great energies on pollution control. They can watch for marsh drainage or brush clearing and other habitat destruction and question their necessity. They can extoll the virtues of the landowners who recognize heir land as a biological balance of resources to be used wisely. THEY CAN suggest habitat Improvements where interested landowners do not realize the possibility of increasing their fish and game. They can offer to assist with habitat improvements such as fencing cattle out of small marshes and ponds and by planting food and cover plants for game. They can make friend.- for wildlife by conducting themselves in such a manner that landowners will not consider wildlife a liability. They can work with youngsters to teach them the techniques of sate hunting and fishing, at the same time instilling the basic respect for sound land management that Is so essential to wildlife production. Such action on the ground, in the forks of every creek, is the greatest need of, wildlife In Arkansas, and it can be accomplished with the influence and action of all sportsmen and landowners. This Is the Christmas wish of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Merry Christmas! Paul Brown Gives His Gridders Gentle Hint CLEVELAND (AP) — A subtle warning to the Clevelanc Browns, now preparing for the National Football League title game with the Los Angeles Rams, has been issued by Coach Paul Brown. "This is the time of year I like to study the personnel." Brown told the Cleveland Ad Club yesterday in a statement he knew would reach the ears of his players. 'The good ones get better when the going gets rougher." Brown did not elaborate, but sources close to him interpreted the statement as a hint that some of the others would not be with the team when the 1956 season opens. Brown is not one for pep talks or pregame oratory, but neither is he adverse to using a little roundabout psychology when the opportunity arises. The team had a natural letdown following its victory over Pitts- burgh which clinched the Eastern Division crown more than tw< weeks ago and is having to con tend with adverse weather condi tions in preparing ior the till' game Monday in Los Angele: Coliseum. Gold Beach, returning $191.60 In 1946. was the highest priced win ner in Gulfstream Park history. In 1941 Jane Gall paid $2.20 to win. Penny Lucas rolled a 299 game at Gossett's New York Rlveria al leys. After 11 straight Strikes th 5 pin wiggled but failed to fall Her three-game series was 630. No Change Seen in SW Trend A MILLION DOLLARS RU-NNI.VG FREE: Nashua romps on a blue pasture in Kentucky, far With no $2 Window from the thick-carpeted banking offices in New York where » sealed bid changed his colors. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the Southwest Conference it seems the losers can't win for losing and the winners can't lose for winning. The Baylor Bears, one o! the losingest basketball teams in the loop, lost another last night when they went down for their sixth defeat of the season, this time 6459, at the hands of Tulsa. Tonight two of the winningest teams—Rice and Southern Methodist—hope to continue their winning ways against Kansas and Auburn, respectively. The SMU Mustangs journey to Lawrence for a return mateh with the Kansas Jayhawks, Whom the Ponies defeated In Dallas last weekend. The Methodists now have a 6-1 season record. Eighth Straight The unbeaten Rice Owls will be seeking their eighth straight victory when they play host to Auburn at- Houston. It Was Nashua's Day at the Bank By JIMMY BRESLIN NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NE4) — "This is," a horse guy said, "a little out of my league. Do they have a two-dollar window around? I'd like to make a bet on who wins this thing." Another of the loop's losingost teams—Arkansas, the only other Southwest Conference team to see iction tonight, meets the powerful Phillips Oilers at Bartlesville, Okla. The Porkers, who haven't won > single game this season, have suffered four straight losses. Two of Tulsa's fast wheeling bssketballeri-^Junlor Born and •)C. Duncan—proved too much for the Bears. Born tossed in 17 points Fights Last Might By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami Beach. Pla — Al Andrews, 163, Superior, Wis. out- pointed Luther Eawlings, 162'/j, Chicago, 10. Holyoke, Mass — Charley Joseph, 159, New Orleans, outpointed Sammy Walker, 157%, Springfield, Mass., 10. for the Qoldcn Hurricane »nd Duncan 14. Eddie Ashwood. with 14 points, was high tor Baylor. Tulsa, which had already whipped three other Southwest Conference teams—TCU ,Texns A&M, and Arkansas, wa* never behind, and led 35-30 at halftime. during ffce holidays- drive there m a FORD DEALER USED CAR car you want tt a pri«« yoof <*« On term* yov want PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 300 Broadway GIVE HIM or HER Golf Equipment FOR CHRISTMAS Shag Bags Balls Golf Shirt* GIOVM Clubs (J 33$0 Bags Hood Covert Sold Exduslv*lr By P«*. PAUL FARRINOTON BlythevilU Country Cl«b Him? M X. Ph. I-MM This was the thick-carpeted offices of New York's Hanover Bank, the kind of big, sturdy financial set-up that has absoluie- ly no room for horse racing. " Yet the biggest racing news of the year was being made in an oak - paneled conference room. Bids for Nashua, the great horse with the strange tnle to him, were being examined. Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, .the 81-year-old trainer, wasn't there. Neither was Eddie Arcaro, the slim jockey who rode Nashua to so many victories. Instead, you had a group of sober-faced bankers, legal - minded fellows who had, in thair hands, the destiny of one of tht finest thoroughbred horses the country has had. • • • Outside, the reporters and horse people waited around. They lounged at desks of vice-presidents and looked around the huge and desk-filled outer office. "No," a bank officer was saying to one of the horse guys, "the personal loan department is not on this floor." Through the big windows at either end of the office, you could see the light-flecked outlines of Wall Street's towering financial strongholds. Then, at a little before five, neatly typewritten releases were handed to the gathering. Nashua, the paper said, had been sold for the record price of SI.251.200. Leslie Combs. 2d, of Lexington, Ky.. would be Nashua's new owner.' While this was going on, the strapping Nashua was on a farm near Combs' Spendthrift Farm. He was sending his 1,200 pounds flying over the blue acres of Bull Hancock's thoroughbred establishment. In the bank office, Charles Mapes, one of the. executors of the late William Woodard Jr.'s estate, was going over the sale In the painstaking way bankers have Yes, he was saving, there were five other bids for over a million dollars. And, no, the trustees did not expect such an easy time figuring who the purchaser should be. As he spoke, another dark-suited banker knocked the contents of his pipe into an ash tray on the scratch - pad littered conference Zuppke, Great Illini Coach, Suffers Stroke CHAMPAIGN. 111. l.fl— Bob Zupp- ke. one of America's foremost foot- j ball coaches, is hospitalized and in serious condition after suffering a ! stroke last weekend. ' Zuppke. 76, Illinois coach for 29 seasons before retiring in 1941, was hospitalized last Friday with what physicians called a "cerebral vascular accident." Dr. J. B. Christie, associated with Cole Hospital, said "you'd call it a hemorrhage or blood clot." Zuppke. who led Illinois to seven football titles and was the master of the upset, reportedly suffered the stroke Dec. 11 while listening to a broadcast of the Chicago Bear-Philadelphia Eagle football game which the Bears won 17-10. Zuppke has long been an advisor to Chicago Bear football coach George Halns. Before his retirement. Zuppke coached Illinois teams won 131 games, lost 80 and tied 12. Give Husband Orson The Amazing New SCOTCH CALL" For Christmas MAKES ANYONE AN EXPERT MOST WwMtof CALLS EVER MADE! One war of (rasping tht call preparatory to use. Fingers and palm open- Ing and closing over th« aperture to Imitate the mouthing tones of th« duck. For close-In calling, one way to make the led »11. Simply shake M UlMtrated. You Can Be the EXPERT! For the load Inltl.l attraction, extend bellows and releaM In a Jerking manner tor the tone* jo* wtah to obtain. DUCK CALL So easy to me that even the rank amateur can call ducks like the seasoned professional. Simply shake or depress the Scotch Duck Call—a> Illustrated at left—and It produced the most melodious, authentic tones you've ever heard. There's nothing like it. • It's Breathles«-iNO BI.OWINO • N» Molstira Condensing • Simple, Easy Hand Operation • Rugged Neoprene Diaphragm • Hand-finished Hardwood Sounding Throat OKUY $T50 Other Calls Soon Available / STEWARTS DRUG STORE MainotLokr Blyth.villt, Ark. Phow 2-2822 table. It reminded jtm of an August afternoon at Saratoga. A slim guy in a sport Jacket was doing the same thing then, only he was rapping his pipe against a tree trunk. Next, to him sat old Mr. P1U, his eyes gleaming as a big horse was led to him. 'How did it go, Eddie?" he asked as Arcaro jumped down from the horse he had Just worked. "Couldn't have been better, Mr. Pitz," he haid. "He's ready to run Swaps a good race." The slim man nodded at this. then looked at the horse. His wife, tall and striking, reached out to pat Nashua's nose. This wns BiU Woodward and his wife, Ann, who were to be in the midst of tragedy a few months later. The fellow knocked his pipe again, But this time it wasn't against the tree at Saratoga. It was in this big bank office in New York and they were knocking down Nashua—for better than a million and a quarter. Pro Basketball By TIIK ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston 111. Minneapolis 104 Syracuse 98, New York 91 lead c >urler News Classified Ads WE REMANUFACTDRE GAS & DEISEL ENGINES Look For This Label ,- D on all Remanufactured Engines There is a difference between a rebuilt and a Remnnufactured engine. JOHN MILES MILLER CO. Blyrheville, Arkansas Phone PO. 2-2007 New Chevrolet Task-Force Trucks New High-level ventilation! New concealed Safety Stepil Anything l*»s it an old-faihloned truck I Come in and tee how much you tave with today'* most modern truckt! SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO. 301 W. Walnut Phone 3-4378

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free