The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 29, 1947 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 29, 1947
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PACK SIX ' Memphis Team To Play Here Four Semi-Pro Games Scheduled for Basket- Font for Weekend BLYTHRVILLE (ARK.) COURIEK NEWS Courier News All-State Football Selections Basketball fans of Mississippi and Ptmlscot Counties will have a full menu of the- sport this week-end with four semi-pro games scheduled to b* played In Blythevilte, Luxora and Cooter, Mo., It was announced today by Stanley Keller, conch of the Arkansas Bloodhounds. The four-game card will open to- j night when the Bloodhounds meet the Swayne-Latrmm Independents of Memphis at the Armory. Both of these teams are members of the newly-formed Mid-South Semi-Pro Basketball League and this will be their final warm-up meeting before league play gets underway Dec. 13. Both teams have met on previous ocaslons this year and they both arc boasting one victory each. A preliminary game between the Blytheville Bums, a Negro squad, and a Negro team from Poplar Bluff, Mo., Is slated to precede Eloodliaunds-Sirayiie-Latham till. The first game will get underway nt 7 o'clock. The First Americans, an all Indian professtonnl team from-Ponca C'ity, Okla., will open « four game series with tlhe Bloodhounds hi Cooter, Mo., Monday afternoon, Keller said. Every member of the squn;l Is a full-blooded Pawnee Indian and are former college basketball stars. Monday night the Bloodhounds and the Americans wl 1 ' tangle at the Armory here and Tuesday afternoon they wlll'meel In Luxora High School gymnasium. Following thcj Luxora game the two teams will] move to Jonesboro for their fourth and final game. , As an added attraction in each of the four games, Sky Chief, a Pawnee tirbal chleftnln and world champion feather dancer at- Wastern Indian pow-Nvows, will dnnce during hallUme intermission to ancient Pawnee songs. i Coach Keller stated that lie would probably start his regular lineup In each of the four games, Including tonight's contest. His roster includes several former all-state high school players Including Jake Holinnn, Willard Tilley, and Polly Black, former all-staters at Jonesboro High School; Maurice Miller, all-stale collegiate center at Arkansas State last year and Thrace Ramsey, former Osceola High School star and a professional baseball player with Sacramento, Calif. First Tram P layer Wlndham F. Wllllami . J. Vernon • B. Brlley I B. Braccy I J. Ky?*r J B. Bailey - B. James B. Bodle School El Dorado ' Little Rock Sublaco N. Litlle Rock Blylhevlllc N. Little Rock Texarkana El Dorado Pine Bluff j B. McFarlnnd Blytheville i L. Hoffman N. Little Rock I Jo (Clam AA) Tat. LE LT LG O HO HT RE QB HB HH FB I Second Team ' (School Flayer I Litlle Rock J. Wllkini J Blytheville L. Koontz i El Uorado Harmon • El Dorado Smith ' N. Little Hock C. 7,akr«wskl Little Rock Blytheville Litlle Rock Blylhcvllle Texarkana Tc F. Almond J B. Elliott i K. Tracy • H. Traylor i B. nankin • . ..wi.,.,*».» ji, i^,vuc jiuvjt ra iL*.\H{Kaiia J, Cruse \ Third Team—Dossey, Texarknna and Zunlga, Sublaco ends' i . ...illusion. Jonesboro nnd Soule, North Little Hock, tackles; Filzhugh • J Biylhevillc. and Bumpass, Pine Bluff, guards; Fltzglbbons Little' ! I Rock, center; Hucy, Blytheville, quarterback; Fuqua, Little Rock and • J Blendcn, Norlh Litlle Rock, halfbacks; and Scott, Jonesboro, fullback. ! , (Eds. Note—Players represented here were chosen solely through * i their performances against Blytheville). « Army-Navy, Alabama-Miami Tilts Top Today's Gridwork Browns Say Sale Of Players Result Of Money Trouble CHICAGO. NOV. 29. (UP)—Tilt 5t. Louis Browns told other American League clubs that they'were In financial difficulty before the big "player bargain sale" facgnn. but were turned down In their request for a $100,000 League loan, the United Press Learned today. During the five-day selling period, the Browns lost seven players, and received In return $415,000 In cash and 11 players of uncertain quality. The story of the sale actually began nearly two weeks before the first was announced. Owner Richard Muckerman applied to the League for the loan of approximately 5100, 000 to meet running expenses, [jay- able immediately. Under the rules, such loans must be approved by club owners. , This approval was not granted and shortly thereafter the browns began selling. * Had the owners approved the loan. It is unlikely that some of the trades would have occured. By .Tohn Griffin IVnlleti Press Sports Wrllcr) NEW YORK, Nov. 29. <UP1—ThB Army-Navy gninc, most glitterlns; spectacle of Hie regular foolball season, topped a slim national grid- Iron program today with several other trnditlonnl rivalries coming in for their full share of attention. The leading same on last night'? card, Alabama vs. Miami, was postponed until tonight because of bad weather. Array's Cadela-nnd Nnvy's Midshipmen were geared to stage their pomp and pageantry before more f.ian ICO.COO fans al Philadelphia's Franklin Field nnd the twlce-bcat- cn, twice-tied Cadets were rated a one-touchdown favorite over the Middles, who won only one of their eight previous games this year. The experts were picking Army because of Its rugged line plus the passing of Arny Guilds nnd the running oi Rip Rowan, but because of Navy's high spirits and tough schedule, they cautioned that as usual this is one Rnme where past performances don't count. Another traditional game pits two bowl-bound Southwest Conference rivals — Southern Methodist atvl Texas Christian. S. M. u., unbeaten and untied, Is Hie conference champion and Is signed lo play Peun Slate In the Cotton Bowl. T. C, U., with four wins, lour losses, and one lie to dntc, will meet Mississippi in the Delta Bowl at Memphis, Tenn.. on Jan. 1. SMU 10-rolnt Favorite S. M. U. with star back IJonk Wnlkcr, was a 10-poinl choice to remain unbeaten. Mississippi was a one-touchdown favorite in its game with Mississippi State. Olc Miss was relying, oi course, on its Charley Coneiley to Barney Poole passing combination, which Icarts all other duos In tlie nation in ground-gaining, state was banking on ace back Tom (Shorty i McWilliams, a former tcnnimnle of Poolc at Army. West Virginia, which is.consider- ing a bid to the Harbor Bowl in San Diego, was a six-point favorite over Piltsburyh. Boston College was similarly picker over an old rival. Holy Cross. . Oklahoma was called two touchdowns better than the Oklahoma Aggie.?, and nice got a like nod over Baylor. North Carolina, and back Charley (Clioo Choo) Justice, was a 13-1 [S point favorite over Virginia, bu; Nebraska was only rated one point over Oregon State. Olher leading games were Florida-Kansas Stale, Mnryland-Norlh Carolina state, and Tcnncsscc-Vau- derbllt. Georgia Tech. which signed ycs- tertlny to meet Kansas in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 1. completes its regular season today against Georgia. Tech. beaten only by Alabama, U a one- touchdown favorite. Alabama's game against Miami last night- had to be postponed because of a storm sweeping in from the Florida Keys. The Crimson Tid'.', which will meet Texas In the Sugar Bowl, (s rated 28 points better than Miami. To Hold Golden Gloves Meeting Here Wednesday Mike Meroncy. promoter for the proposed Blytheville Golden Gloves boxing team, announced today that a mecltne of all high school athletic coaches and officials, and members of the Golden Gloves Commli- tee of the Dud-Cason Post 24 and the Blthcvillu Jaycee.s. has been called tor Wednesday night at 7:30 in the Legion Hul. Tlic purpose of the meeting will he to map out plans for holding a Golden Gloves tournament here In affiliation with the Mid-South Golden Gloves' tournament held annually in Memphis. Present plans cull for holding two tournaments In Mississippi County, one here'and one In Osceola. All coaches and officials of Mississippi County high schools anil members of the committees arc urged to attend tlie meeting, Mm-oncv said. Truman's Party Leaves For Army-Navy Game WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UP) — President Truman and members of his cabinet entrained for Philadelphia today to attend the Army- Navy football classic. The president's special train pulled out from Union Station at 8:48 a.m. EST for tlie comparatively short run to Philadelphia. Mr. Truman was accompanied by Mrs. Truman. ' The Army-Navy game wns the be- I ginning and end of the football sea- I son as far os official Washington was concerned. I Many Senators and Congressmen. j admirals and generals, and heads of the various government bureaus planned to travel to the Quaker 1 City on "football specials." The Pennsylvania Railroad scheduled 15 - trains mid the Baltimore & Ohio had four to accomodale an estimated 20,000 Washlngtonlaiis lucky enough to get tickets for the game. Greek Villagers Demand Protection < ATHENS. Nov. 29 (UP)—Dis- 1 patches sairt today that tcrror- I stricken residents of the town of 1 Amalias blockaded the railroad station and refused to let Greek Army Troops curry out their orders to leave. The troops were sent to Amalias earlier this week when a strong guerrilla force invaded the town, looted It and tried to free all the prisoners In the town jail. They were scheduled to return to Aeghlon yesterday, but dispatches said townspeople refused to let them go and Insisted that they slay permanently. Finally, the troops agreed lo stay until two companies of Gendarmes arrived. Chief of Cager» ,Boy Chief, a full-blooded Pawnee Indian, will lead the First Americans, an • all-Indian professional basketball team from Ponca City, Okla., into battle against thc Ark- ; nnsa.5 Bloodhounds In a scinl-pro- fesslonal basketball game at the Armory Monday night. Hall, Marconi Booked for Mat Program Finis Hall >nd Frank Marconi, who made their first appearance in Blytheville a* a mat l*am last week, will return to the American Le- gion'i wrestling program again Monday ntglit to tangle with Tex Hiley and Tiger Long In the tag mntch feature. Marconi and Hall teamed up for the first time last week and battled Long and Johnnie Marr to a draw In a 80-mlmite time-limit affair that went the limit. Hall Is an old- timer of the local ring but last week was the first time that he had performed here In over five years. Long will have a little more assistance In his battle,with the two meanies this week. Last week he battled Hall and Marconi almost single handed with hl» partner Marr, who showed signs of strain from the many years that he has been in th* business, offering a little help. Illley, who Is somewhat younger than Marr and who Is noted for his flrey Irish temper likes lo play rough and Is quite capable of taking care of most any situation. In the two-one fall preliminary mutches that will precede the main event. Long will take on Marconi nnd Rilcy will tangle wl". Hall Notre Dame TOPS ! '"*«""»* '°nel Amateur AlUmerican List Bfliebo " Se " es plannfd Of Grid Magazine SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1947 State Teachers To Play Hardin In Bowl Game CONWAY, Aak., Nov. 29 (UP) — Coach Howard R. Montgomery of the powerful Arkansas State Teachers Bears hiis announced that he has accepted an invitation to play thc Texas conference champion hi the Ktckapoo Bowl, Dec. 8. The game will be played at Wichita Falls, Tex. Tlie Bears opponent will be rugged Himlin College of Wichita Falls, who finished the season in a tie for tlie conference lead with McMurray College of Abilene. Both schools had season's records of six wins and four losses, Bur Hardin whipped McMurray 20-6 earlier in the year. 'State Teachers also shared a conference championship. They finished their season on Thanksgiving Day, with a record of eight wins, one tie, and no defeats, and a. first! place' tie with Arkansas Tech of Rtissellvllle. Coach Montgomery put together a powerhouse. His first year at Conway. His fierce Bears scored a total of 220 points while giving up a meager 40 to Its opponents. And on the ground they ale up yardage like sci much money. Jonesboro Bloodhounds Defeat Cagers in Manila Manila, Ark., Nov. M—Stanley Keller's Arkansas Bloodhounds a semi-pro basketball team of Jonesboro, defeated the Manila Legionnaires 67 to 6< In a special Thanksgiving Day game at the high school gym here Thursday night. Paced by the former all-state forward WJlllard Tilley, the Bloodhounds cnme to life in the final quarter to move Into the lead niter the third period had ended with the Knotted at 42-all. Tilley led both tennis In scoring with 18 points Charles Jollilf, Mack McWherter nnd Wayne Wallace paced the Le- glonnnlres with 16 points each. Sen. McCarthy Demands Thorough Investigation Of Army Sugar Purchases Washington-St. Louis Diamond Deal Delayed CINCINNATI. Nov. 29. (UP) — Approval of the recent Wasliing- ton-St Louis American League player deal is being held up by Baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler, Walter Mulbry, secretary-treasurer of Professional baseball, said Wednesday. Mnlbry said the deal was held "p at the request of Clark Griffith president of the Washington Club Washington recently gave Gerald Priddy and cash for Johnny Ber- ST. LOUIS. Nov. ». (UP)—Notra Dame topped the Ail-American team named yesterday by The Quarterback, national football weekly. Johnny Hijack, sharpshooting quarterback, George Connor. Irish captain and tackle, and Bill Fischer, cuard, shared places on the first team with players Irom eight other schools. The 282 football experts who were polled in The Quarterback's voting lound little difficulty selecting 22 strong candidates, but Irom there on down It was every man for himself. . > The Midwest placed four on the ' first team, and the East captured honors on the runners-up wilh five men on the second eleven. There were seven seniors, three Juniors and one sophomore on each team. Lujack was high man In the overall balloting and was also named outstanding player of the year. Doak Walker, SMU backflclrl Mar, was second choice, and Bob Chappuls, Michigan's top back, was third. Each made the first All-America ' backfielrt along with Bobby Layne of Texas. Beside Connor and Fischer, the first team line was made up oi George ((BarneyJ Poole, Mississippi, and Paul Cleary, Southern California, ends: Bob Davis, Georgia Tech, tackle; Joe Stofty, Arinv. guard, and Dick Scott. Navy, center. ST. LOUIS. Mo., Nov. 29 (UP) — Aii International amatuer baseball championship series was suggested today by J, O. Taylor Splnk, global commissioner of th« National Baseball Congress. Spink said that he would offer his plan to the organization's meeting nl Miami Dec. 2. after the daily grind High Scores, Thrills Predicted in Alabama- Texas Sugar Bowl Tilt NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 29. (UP)— i Tho Sugar Bowl today put its money ' on a score of basketball proportions In matching Texas and Alabama for . the New Year's day classic here. i President Sam Corenswet, in announcing- Texas' selection yesterday on the heels of the 32-13 Longhoru victory over Texas A and M, said, "we've secured two high-scoring teams, and it's thrills we'll be look- , ing for New Year's day." • Texas accepted the Invitation five ' days after Alabama was selected fol- > lowing Its victory over LSU. • i Texas brings to the game, a record of nine victories and 1 only OIK defeat, that by SMU. Alabama suffered early losses to Tulane and Vanderbilt before gel- ting started. The Tide subsequently ! reared up to down Georgia Tce.'i ' when Tech had a perfect record and ' then clinched the Bowl bid with a • to 12 victory over Louisiana State. Concrete Tile Sewer Tile Sk« 4, « and * Inch Culvert Tile SI if. 10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 2«, N and 36 Inch A. H. WEBB Hwy. <1 at State MM Phone BljthetllU 714 COLUMBIA BKtWINO C ST. LOUIS * NEW * and Used Electric MOTORS Suited (o any use. Come in 1/30 to l'/j horse power sizes. Supply Is Not Unlimited Medlin & Lane ELECTRIC 129 S. First COMPANY Phone 2180 Louis Starts Sparring POMPTON LAKES. N. J., Nov. 29 (UP)—Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Louis was scheduled to'staru the final week of his preparation -•• —- ....... .u, ^•jiiiiny laer- for his Dec. 8 title bout against ardino, who later announced his re-,Jersey Joe Walcott today with the . tlrement from baseball for picture career. » mov- first of five days of intensive sparring sessions. Army Plane Missing With 14 Aboard These units are reconditioned strictly in accordance wilh factor)' methods-dutches, brake shoes, crankshafts, and many others. They give the same service and long life as new units. You can buy International Exchange Units from us and put them in yourself, or we'll do the installing. For any kind of truck service-from a sisnple lubrication job to a complete program of preventive maintenance-come to us. Our - skilled mechanics use International-Approved equipmcntand precision-engineered International Parts. Our service provides real ton-mile economy. Phone or stop in today. Ql)e^<0mp(j^m&0/ Wo/do Winchell Returns Safely to Her Home NEW YORK, Nov. 29. (UP) — The Missins Persons Bureau of the Police department said today that It had been stivited that Walda Winchell 20-year-old ai / •«- fciiler O f columnist Walter vVln- chell, had returned safely to her home. The bureau sold the case was closed as !ar M It was concerned. ELLOVV5TQNE BOTTLED IN BONO FRANKFUHT. Nov. 2f) (UPI — The United States Air Force announced today that an Army C-47 carrying n passengers and four crewmen IVHS missing oil a flight from Italy, and might be down somewhere in Germany. Radioed distress calls were heard at Munich anrt Bremen last night giving rise to belief that the transport might be down In Germany. American planes were shuttling through the skies along the route of the missing transport in search of it or some sign of Its fate. .. The C-47 left Pisa, Italy, al 12:37 or a Republican. I'm going to lie- P- m ' '6:31 a.m. EST). yesterday. It mnnd a complete investigation by, was due at the Rheln-Main air base Congress." I outside Frankfurt at 5:3o (correct) Thc freshman senator made his [ p.m.. sugar charge on "meet the press" i A radioman at Munich heard a broadcast (Mutual) last night In plane trying urgently to make contact with the Rhein-Main field, one of the busiest air bases in Europe. Bad weather Impeded the search. Fog and mist hung over much of thc area In which the plane might have gone down. One airman who went out from Munich said the search steaming haystack." Identification of (hose aboard thc WASHINGTON. Nov. 29 (UP)— Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy,'R., WIs., said today he will demand a Congressional Investigation of charges that the Army bought 1,600,COO,000 pounds of sugar at needlessly high prices shortly before controls on sugar ended Oct. 31. McCarthy told a reporter the immense sugar purchase ap|>eared to be "a deliberate administration at- tcmp to force prices up to make, them a political issue." "It stinks to high heaven." he said, "whether you are a Democrat I answer lo a question. He said the Army made tile purchase oct 15. "almost the Identical day we forced Ihcm to dccon- trol sugar." The price paid, he said, was *1 per 100 pounds more than he world price and approximately BrMkT'r ^"""i "^ "' O Brill.ih »c,v paying. French Wor Hero Dies in Plane Crash in Africa PARIS, Nov. 29. IUP>—Gen. Jacques LcClerc, 44, French hero of World War II, was killed when his plane crashed in flames yesterday near Oran in North Africa, the Air Ministry announced. L^Clerc. commander of French forces in North Alrica, took part In the liberation of Paris in I9«. Air ministry officials saiil the crash occurred 18 miles from Colornb- Bechar in Algeria. First reports said the plane, identified as a Mitchell B-25, crashed Into a sand dune after catching lire. RADIO REPAIR 1 AND 2 DAY SERVICE ON ANY MAKE OR MODEL RELIABLE WORKMANSHIP. PHONE 2642 We call for and Deliver FRED CALLIHAN Electrical Appliance Co. Authorised Motorola Itadlo Sales and Senrlce 106 South First St H-flLTCRS QORLITY SHOC SHOP 121 W. M P I N ST. FOR ELECTRIC WORK *Call 2397* —FOR— I . • Bob Powell * • T. W. 'Hop' Neil j We specialize in house I wiring, farm wiring, motor repair and appliance installation. BOB'S Electric 500 N.Viflh St. Blytheville, Ark. FOR SALE Concrete Building Blocks N Aquella Water Proofing Paint 72-48 inch CONCRETE CULVERTS plain or reinforced Osceola Tile and CULVERT CO. We Deliver Phone 691 Molotov Proposes Big 4 Meeting Be Held in China NANKING. Nov. 20 (UP)-The Chinese government Is carefully studying a recent proposal by Russian Foreign Minister Viacheslav M. Mololov that the big tour powers meet in China next January to study plane was being. withheld for the time Read Courier Newg Want Ads. a .Japanese Peace Treaty, foreign office sources said lortay. - - - Molotov's proposal, reported by powers ; Radio Moscow, called for a meeting " -••••'- on Chinese soil. Jonesboro Child Killed Under Whee/s of Truck JONESBORO, Ark., Nov. 29. (UP) — Funeral services were being planned today nt Jonesboro for 3- year old Linda June Byrd. who was run over and killed while playing yesterday. Charles H. Johnson, 29. of Pata- gould was arrested in connection wilh the accident, but no charges had been filed. He said he was driving his Midwest Dairy Company truck when the child ran out in' front of it. Police Chief Clyde Barker said Johnson saw th c girl go f»et away, but \ as unable to stop. Surviving are the parenls. Mr. anrt Mrs Paul B. 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