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• PACK »rx * III .^••••^ llfc. Shawnee's B Team, And Keiser Girls Win County Titles . '. Kjr C'forfe Clark ' Courier N'e«r» Sporti Kdltor WILSON, Feb. as.-Shawnee High School's Indians vert crowned rounty Class B boys champ.? and the Keiser girls retained their 1S4( rirls' prep crown here Saturday )n the finals of the Mississippi Countv Knlor girls and Class B boys basketball tournament, Shui-nee took over the boys'+ frown. l«*t worn by Dyets, by ousting th* Wilson Bulldoss 33-24 In the boy* championship game and the Kejser girl$ defended Iheir title by edging Wilson 25-23 in a couple of extra free-throw sessions that were necessary to untie the score. The Gosnell boys and Luxora flrl$ can-Jed off third place honors by-"winning consolation games In each division. Gosnell downed Miss- co 42-27 in the consolation game of thc-'toys' division and Luxora defeated Missco's girls 28-21 tot third place in the girls' division. .The Kirls' rhamplonship name elided In » 21-21 deaillntk anil in order to decide the issue membrrn of each team had to try two ciiar- .Jl/to»sf« apiece. Under rrgula- llalif (overnlnr (Iris 1 tuurnry pUy, tie scores »rt decided by an «{«•» free-thra« trsslon. But after members of each team had fired their first free throws the score still remained tied at •«all and a second session was neces- «r'y. In that one Keiser sank three out of six while Wilson made only one, An over-flow crowd of approximately 2,500 spectators crowned Into Wilson High School's spacious gymnasium to witness the two thrilling battles and they hart Northeast, Arkansas' largest basketball plant heaving at the seams as they cheered their favorite team. Wanda Johnson's free throw In the. second charity toss .session sewed ,up the victory for Keiser's girls. She was the filth member of her team to fire in the last over-time. Patricia Campbell >vas the oiily member of Wilson's team to sink a one-pointer in the second jse.ssion. Shawnee's extra height and •tamina proved (oo much for Wil- sori's «crs,ppy Bulldogs In the boys' title game and Coach Roy Stobaugh's Canines were forced to give In the la-st quarter after battling the favored Indians gonl for goal through three full periods. It appeared for >wh!lr as If this f*me might »o Into «tr» ptrludi <<w but Snawnte utartcd pullltg up l«l« In th« third period «nd won joint *way In the final quarter M Wilson's defense fell «p»rt. First, second and third place winners In each division of the county tournament will be entitled to represent this county In Ihe District. Three senior girls nnd Class B boys tournaments this week. The district, girls' tournament will be hc'.d in Marked Tree Wednesday through Saturday and the Class B boys meet, will be-conriucted In Wilson on the **me dates. As > climax to the tournament, . Phillip Deer, superintendent of Wilson's schools and chairman of the Mississippi County At.hletic Committee presented trophies to first, second and third place tvin- nrrs of each division and announced the all-county teams selected by officials of the tourncAnicnt. Championship lineups; First G»me Girls Four-Way Tie For SWC Cage Title Possible Keisftr (^5) M. Crews (6) P W. Johnson 15) r Hartley (12| F Williams a Amot a Girdley Q t'l In overtime Substitutions: Reiser—Dairl r)i R. Johnson and W. Crews. Wilson —P. Bowen. Second Gamt Boys Shawiiee 1331 p os . Wilson i''4i Vrooman U3i p James (4) r Kelly (7) c Coffman (5) o HiSBinJi H) G Substitutions: shawnee — Ballsy and Harrison. Wilson—Garrett anil Johnson. Wilson (23) (10) Campbell 111) McAfee (1) J. Bowen Ryals Precis (1) Andrews' (3J Forrester Ul) T. U'wood Boyl&s (8) Underwood (21 Ex-Razorback Gridder To Coach at TexarJtana TEXARKANA. Ark., Feb. 28. l,r> ~ Leon Pense. former Universitv ot i Arkansas football player, has been appointed head coach at 'Texai- kana. Ark., high school Appointment of Pense. backflcld mentor at Port Arthur. Tex was announced by W. M. Locke, superintendent of the Texarkana schools. A native of BartU-sville, Po ns( . played football at the Universitv for two years and during the 1945" grid season played professional football with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He succeeds Frank Moselcy B.r The Asvoclatcil l'res« Arkansas and Baylor cnn officially claim pnrt of the Southwest Conference basketball championship tonight by winning final games. The Raznrbacks close their sen- son ngHlnsl Texas A. atirt M at College Station and Baylor ends aualnst Texas Christian al Port Worth. Rice, the third team now tied for the lead, can make it a three-way tie for the title by whipping A, and M. Friday at College Station. Outside of Ihe. nil-Important, games Involving the "big three" this wppk, Texas takes on Southern Methodist al Austin tornorrow night. Tor Texas to RO "fo'.n-'.hs "on Ihe championship, Texas Christian will have to beat Baylor. Texas heat Southern Melhodirt and A. ami M. knock otT both Arkansas unrt Rice. James H. Btewnrl, executive director of the Southwest Conference, has xnld (here will be no plnyoff should the race end In a tie. There will bo co-chnmplons. or trl-cham- plons or quadruple-champions. Rice threw Ihe race Into a three- team affair anrt spoiled Arkansas' hopes for an undisputed championship by whipping the nazorbacks. 5 to 48, al Houston Saturday night Baylor kept pace bv turning back Texas A. and M.. 38 to 26. Slater Mnrtln. Texas' great guard set a new conference scoring rccorc for one Ramp as he dumped In 49 points to pace Texas to an 81-60 triumph over Tcxns Christian. But Bill Tom. sparkplug of Rice sttll leads in conlerence scoring with 207 points and In scnson point- making with 379. In other games last week Arkansas brat TCU B7-S2. Baylor beat SMU 47-38 »nd Rtct downed TCXRS Whirlwind Wins District 3 Title Junior Seminole* Lose in Tourney Final* 72 to 57 Joiie.'.boro's junior Whirlwind bfat olf a late Oscool* rally to annex I lie District Three junior boys bas- kelba.l crown 77-57 in the fi nH L s al the dislikI. tournament In Jonc.5- boro Saturday nleht. The Rarne was probably one of the fastest junior tilts ever played In this district aj the two teams battler! all-out. Jone.sboro took command oarly anrt held a comfoi t- nble lead until (he third quarter when Coach Charles Moore called lifi Junior scnihioles off their ; onc defense to a man-lo-man defense. The move addled Jonesboro temporarily hut long enough for the .Junior Semmolcs to register is points in thrre minutes to move to within live points of the bitslitne Whirlwind. It looked then as If the .Hmlor Seniiiioles might do it but In the fourth, period Jonesboro cut oose again and pulled away. Both JonestKiio and Osceola will ii'urcscin District Three In the slate Junior tournament which opens at Hue Bluff Thursday. Joncslioro and Osceola dominated the all-district team which wns iclected by tourney officials, receiving three nominations each. Nettle- ion placer) tlvo players on the mytli- •:a.l live and Circeiiway and Marm•\duke one each. The all-district selections: Jerry Yielding. Jack Cnldweli and Sonny Dean, Jonetboro; Harvey Hill. Tommy Spires and Warren Weinbcrg. Osceola; Junior Jordan, Marina-' duke; Warn. Oiecnw^'; and Elli- cn BiKl HlgKins of Kettlelon. I 'I'he *ineuf)5: j I '01. Jonesboro 172) Yielding <2< 'relst iG) Cnldweli c2i Dean 141 Francis < 101 ..F. ..K. ..C. ..a. ..a.. O«ceol» (57) (251 Hill ..U7) Spires 6J Welnberg (7) Cox .. »2) Jaflec Free Umbrellas AKRON. O.. Fob. 2S. W(-', c Blink of Akron wnnts to keep Its customers dry. The Institution hns started free umbrella service for any o f Its customers who are caught in t t- lf r a |rj while m the downtown area. Look at That! Climbing into a uniform at lankee Stadium to look inloliis crystal baseball. Casey Slcnjjcl appears stailled at seeing n' •?J" / lorc for thc Bomb - rrs. The futuve is briRhl, ?uirl the nevv manager of the N'cvv »ork Americans. Wardell Quintet Wins Sub-District Cage Tournament CARUTHKRSVfLLE, Peb 28— Warden's Pemiscot County cane chnrnulom added the .sub-regional title to their honors here Saturday night by defeating Decrlng 40-20 In the tourney finals. As n-iuncr and runner-up In the Mib-rcRjonnl tourney. Wardell and nccrinjf will represent this area in he reciniml tourney In Kcrmctl this week. First and second place ciu"r"" S '" " 1P re8lonBl mcel »''» Springfield. Mo., later thlTTiontl" in the consolotlon game of the tourney Hnytl deleatod poitajie- ville 28-22 for third p]ace honors Bone, lanky Wnrdell center was blfirh point player for the game with seven field goals and four free throws for a total of 18 point,.; James and McLcort paced Deering with six points ench URK.) COURtE* NEWS Doing the Dune Sports Roundup Time Out bv Hush fl, Jr. Bovs I'layer Diiii Vrooman Alfred Dimkin Tim Underwood Ross CalriweJI Willie James Tom Underwood George Kelly Rob Forrester David Crnxs Harold Ward All-Missco Cage Teams School SJ.nwnee Jlissco 'A'ilson Gosnel] SliAwnee Wilson Sliawnee Wilson iMi.wco Gosnell School Wilson Wilson Luxora Keiser Keiser Leaclivillc Manila Missco Wilson ' Keisnr I'lixora Missco Girls flayer Patricia Campbell Ltjla Alae Kreels Jladie Sexton Alice Grimes Sarah Lee Hartley Dorothy Williams Bonnie Adams Lucille Buck Lib Mae Grecnlull Mary Kyals Dora I>e;m GirJley Helen Haniia Martha Ellis Meroney Books Tough Mexican For Maf Tussle Gorilla Macias. a tough Mexican grapple,-, will ma fcc hlsOTestll wrestling g af ne at the ; Majors Leaguers To Open Spring Camps Tomorrow NEW YOHK, Fob. 28. (JT> — Thc major leagues will begin spring .i . gion Are- Cory Middlccoff Cops Rich Rio Grande Open HARLINGTON. TEX.. P c b 2S_ .'Pi-Handsome Gary Mldrtlecoff mo left a career In dentistry for Rolfs tournament, trail, ncars the end of his trial period pretty well convinced that he won't have to colh" t0 Ule buslnc - w 0[ '"trading In March of 1941 when the •lemphls. Tenn., links stnr turned professional, he said he'd make thc oi.rnnmenl circuit two years and if at the end of that time he was convinced he could not be one of he ton three players in Ihe country Yesterday, the tall 28-vcar old von the JIO.COO flio Grande Valley Open with a n-ynrtcr par 2(>7 for 72 holes. Top money was jaooo It boosted Midrtlccoff to fourth place •miring the money-winners of foil Closing out In srcond place was bos Bob Hamilton of \ nndwer ™"v vh ? h(ul a 72 -' wl(> tot: " oi -1)9. S.. J. Harrison of Little Rock wound up Ihird with 270. Sa.nl Francis Xavicr. 16m Ccn- ury mifstonary priest .traveled for II ycnrs in India, the East Indies inri China. He is bclievrrt to have '' AUnoush Ihc word "Yankee" j, the most popular nalionai m r k- name, Us origin is debated by •icho- n^^fi"' who tips lilc scal «s well win n 2 *°- po " nri mnrt. will team with Carlos Rodriouez. another Mexican meanie, against Walter Siros. and Hcnry Harre| , , t minute n me limit, best t™ out of Ihree falls event. Promoter Mike Meroiicy booked the newcomer as O n e of the toughest Latin American wrestlers ever |o compete In this country. Maeias is one of two wrestling brothers. Tonight's performance will also he the first herr for Sirois in several months. The French-Canadian made his initial appearance here last year but left the Mid-Smith circuit shortly afterward and returned only recently. Both Harrell and Rodrique/. have rppenred here recently with Harrcll having participated in last week's main event. In the two one-lall preliminary boiiU scheduled to precede the main event Mncias will meet Harrell and Sirois will meet Rodriquez. Oklahoma Aggies Defeat St. Louis Again 40 to 37 DES MOINES. Feb. 28. (,r>)—Thc Missouri Valley Conference basketball teams head Into the flna! week with the Oklahoma A B g(cs at thc head of the parade again. The AgRics won 10 straight games fw the 10J8 title, and It's likely they II do the snme this season. Oklahoma A. <fc M. passed its most warm weather fronts ,„„,„„„„ with seven ot the 16 clubs under managers who weren't, barking the orders a year ago. Four National League teams will be under pilots who took over in the midst ol last season arm who .should have some notion of the.r task. The three new bosses in the American are digging in from scratch. The National managers who will be supervising spring drills of their particular clubs for the lir s t time are Leo Durocller of the New York Giants arid Burl Shollon ot the Brooklyn Dodgers, who figured in Ihe sensational switch last July; Ed Sawyei of the Philadelphia Phillies, and Bucky Walters of the Cincinnati Reds. The American's new brain imst- ers, all appointed at the close of the 1048 campaign, arc Casey Stensel ol the New York Yankees. Red Rolie ot the Detroit Tigers and Jacv- Onslow ol the Chicago White Sox." These managerial shifts and numerous winter trades have failc.t to make much change in the com- plciiou ot thc aproaching races. The Cleveland Indians arc preseason favorites to win the American League flag again and their, sternest opposition Is expected to I come from New Yors and Boston who battled them to thc wire last veai in one ot the closest races in league history. The National League presents las t year's champion BostonBrav«, St. Louis anrt Brooklyn on, a sori r>i take-yotu-choice basis. The pow- t er-hlttins Giants, under Duroclicr'i | ii;grc.i«ivc leadership, may be the j circuit's "sleeper." By John Chandler IFor Jfuch >'ullcrlori, Jr.) NEW YORK, IVb, 28, UP,— Old Rockporl, tlie (lyiiiB horses Olyni- pla and Ocean Drive, and Eevclllo have been grabbing most of the three-year-old headlines on the winter racing circuit. Which brings up Ihe annual question: Where will they he on Saturday May 7? That is, along about, 4:30 !>.in. when the band gives with "My Ohl Kentucky Home" and some 100,000 frenzied turf patrons cheer while the 1049 Deiby champion gets :he blanket, of red roses at Chr«-chill Downs. Only thing certain is It won't, be Reveille, for trainer Bert Mulhollnml s;iid the colt wasn't nominated for the classic. Could be Old liockpr.it, winner >f the $10.000 Santa Anita Derby nst Saturday. Olympic or Ocean >rire might imikc the Derby grade But Ihe pluin (act is that the big 'oys, such as Blue Peter, Mr. Bush- T and Capot lijive yet to trot Into the 1049 mcms .-iccnc. The three named—Hlnr> jvicr ivus thc 1048 two-year-old ihumpimi coll—have been (juicily gcttius into condition at winter quarters in South Carolina. The horse that can handle those three stands a Kood chance to land the Derby roses, plus the better part of the $100.000 Col. Matt J Winn W in S h c j| om (or t | lc winner ' Ocean Drive mm the Hibiscus at Hialenh and Olynipia took second they were flown to Santa Anita' Olympia won thc San Felipe Ocean Drive was fifth and Old Rockport ninth. TWO weeks later Old R Qck Port jumbled the dope in the Santa Anita Derby. Olympia was second this time, Ocean Drive seventh nevcille copped the Everglades al Kialeah last Wednesday. | That gives a rough 'idea of Ihn three-year-old situation ns the s=io 000 Flamingo, last of the major win" tcr tests for three-year-olds an MONDAY, TOBRUABY 28, While the Pirales were pitching .'amp m San Bernardino, Calif.. 'JS""?. Wagnor celebrated his ?5th birthday quietly with his farm y and cocker spaniel at his Pittsburgh home. A recent sicoe at mltuenza was responsible lor the immortal shortstop passing ' P '^.'"'"'"g 'rip. He signed nis !7th contract as a coach of '.he Corsairs, his 33th as a major leaguer. Still a Teacher LITTLE ROCK. Pel). ?g (fp. _ H ;. 21 years as superintendent of the Bi.rric.Ue spools Have formed la- bits i too slrong for Rep- L. H. An try or Mississippi County to subdue Atitry. House budget commiitee chairman had appropriation bills 1; _ for consideration when Rep. ciaurie coftelt of Benton County rose to "ask one question that will 'expe- Jiate' this matter" '/Expedite. Mr. Coffelt." Autry qi ' k '"' an<l turni "B to l "« The tidnl wave of April. 1940 rac- i «i across the Pacific ocean at a 1 speed of -100 miles per hour Arkansas Legislators To Learn This .Week If Night Sessions Needed LITTLE ROCK, Feb 28-M>,_ Arkanssas legislators will learn early this week to get their work done before they adjourn March 10. Some 500 bills already introduced await action. New ones will be submitted this week. However, Governor McMath said over the weekend that he expects no trouble" in the legislature closing time. Some of the new items which will be taken up this week are the governor's revenue stabili/^tion act revision, an anti-lynch bill and r- proposed constitutional amendmen to create a budget bureau THEATRE LUXOR/ FRlDE Or 1H£ COMMUNITY Ilia) <2«) 6:4&~SUrl» Time Today "SAIGON" Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake Serial: Chapter Z ot I "BRUCE GENTRY" i Short] Tuesday 'THE AMAZING MR Turhan Bey, |, ynn B arl Serial: Chapter 2 of "BRUCE GKiVTRV" Also Shorts Manila, Ark. Shows iiVERV NIUHT BOJ Opens Week Days 7;oo p t Matinee Saturday i Sunday Sit.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont Sho« Last Time Today "Two Guys from with Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson Also Shorts Tuesday '1 SURRENDER, with Gloria Je»n and navld Street Shorfs Added Read Courier News Want Ads. The Friendly Yard has Linoleum E. C. Robinson Lumber earlier victorv scored 'at^stin* I ° lhcr f 1 "' 001 v a"cy record, water. scored at Still- Bradley 15-3 > Is the opponent for The Accir^ ,-=,,, H ., ' A ~ >V "' M " l<)lli R ht at Peorln and Hcn- . title fiV »,?rf ? ""worse than | ry Iba's boys will return home to ___ __ d ollly Bli »tlley and I play Wichita Thursday. - Pickard's Gro and Market 1044 Chickasawba We Specialize (n Fancy Meats and Groceries W« Deliver Phone 2043 p| «"ty of Parking Spaet That't Our Motto! an FVTBi" 0 e(I ° rt '" P"»'idm E wr^t u <«i'5-dRy prescription service, which means extra con- an ni « nce '° W feel free to call on us at any time. Prompt delivery service. Phone 507. WOODS DRUG STORE BLYTHEV1LLE LEGION ARENA c ' lOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHKRpi S P ™ ay, February 28 Storting time 8:00 ADULTS SOc - CHILDREN 15c BOX SEATS I.ic KXTUA tTai Includrd) . Rodriquez rv .,..r-_NOt the Smart Way to GUARD AGAINST DANGEROUS / EXHAUSJ* FUMES (TS SAFER TO IET US INSTALL A MUFFLER, AT THE SPECIAL LOW PRICE OF * c " T "INSPECT YOUR MUFFLER W£ f Of CHARGC BLYTHEVILLE'S ONL1 ALL WHITE THEATT Slum starts tVeekdayi 6:45 p.n Last Time Today (DOUBLE FEATUREJ "CHEYENNE" with Dennis i\lorpan and Jane Wyman "Queen of the Yukon' with Charles Bickford ami Irene Rich Also Comedy and Late Newi LEACHVI LLE , ARKANSAS, I.as! Time Today "THE RETURN T i OF OCTOBER" with Glenn Ford. Terry Moore anrt Dame May Whilly Fox .Movietone News i- Short Tuesday j "TEXAS, BROOKLYN,! AND HEAVEN" wilh Diana I,ynn, C'tiy ^ladisoii, James Dunn Shorl Subject and Hollywood Screen Tcsl N RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday &• Tuesday &* T ' wo Pttit GtOKt WMLI«M Warner \ ews an a Short "Academy Awards"

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