The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 3, 1947 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 3, 1947
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PAGB TEN BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1947 Dixie Bowl Game Practice Begins Bornhill's Charges To Battle Gridmen • Of William and Mary By Mori Stern (Unite* 1'ress Sporlswriler) An unpredictable University pi Hrkansas football team, which defeated three o( the nation's eonfer- mce champions bul showed up mls- •;rably In Its own league, will begin ih»rpenlng up Monday for its Ne\v year's Day contest with William ind Mary. Read Coach John Barnhlll surprised most observers when he announced that he had received and iccepted au Invitation to play ,thc au invl Southern .confcri •encc champions in Ihe Dixie'Bowl at Birmingham, Ala The University had appeared In- ilfiererit to talk of bids from West ern bowls during the past week. Coach Rube McCray's William and Mary Indians will be the fifth conference championship winner lo face ONE '£ CROWD BY Put Up or Hush The Blythcville Papooses' claim o the state football championship las caused quite a stir In prep football circles with Just about everyone saying "laln't so" but no one willing to retire to the gridiron to settle the Issue. One of the most amusing bits of comment regarding Pops' Paps glory came from our good friend Eugene Sitillh. sports editor of the Jonesboro Evening Sim. smllty, who has for been one of backers of Jonesboro football teams, evidently became a lillle excited over the Papooses' claim and, according to all Indications, his blood - must have hit the •"»>« Is no comparison, And as for North Little Rock and Vesl Side, they lioth refused to a number of years Ihe most ardent However Arkansas fell doggedly before Southern Methodist of their own (Southwest) conference, 14-6. This will be the third posl-sea- ton game that a University of Ark- unsas football team has entered, and the second In trie, two years that John Barnhlll has been head coach. Last New : gear's Day Arkansas battled L. S. U. lo a scoreless deadlock on an Icy Cotton Bowl Held. During the war years the Barnhill- led Tennessee Volunteers beat Tulsa In the Sugar Bowl and, lost, to U. S. C. In the Rose Bowl. Wheri Arkansas resumes practice Monday, they will pvit in three weeks Ironing Out weaknesses and boning up on William and Mary plays. The Dixie 'Bowl Inaugural will mate)' the single-wing offensives of two o! the Neyjand system's strongest adherents. . The only Arkansas varsity playe: definitely sidelined by Injuries Is alternate blocking back and wing baek'Alvin C. Duke, who has beci on the bench with a bad leg sine 'the S. M. U.fganie. But All-South west;, tailback Clyde ' Smackover Scott 1 , ii "expected to wear a nose guard, since ;hls nose was badl banged-lip in the Tulsa game. '• Speaking for the members of tl team, Co-Captain Mel McGaha i Oak Grove, La., said the news can as a surprise to the boys.-"who khe they had played : only a medioc Squaws Lose Cage Game to \Manila 21-70 i The. Blythevllle High School Squaws bowed to the fast moving Manila Lionesses 21 to 10 In the opening game of the 1047-48 baskct- 1 ball season In Manila last night. The Squaws got oft to a slow start and were never able to overtake the Lionesses who had built un an early lead. Waddell, Manila forward, was high scorer for the ilav the 1'aps under any clrc'mn- | night with seven points, followed laiiccs A"d as for the Jonesboro ] closely by Pierce with six.- June amc the Paps were defeated, oir.-[Stircs nml Sue Wltliicr paced the ought out-scored, out-played, but ny team can get lucky every once n a while. So In answer to Mr. Smith's very amusing comeback I vlll merely say. if you want to,argue the matter, put on your fool- jail equipment. ?6* St|«aws will) four points each. The Squaws will open their home schedule Dec. 9 when they meet the Scmlnolcs of Osccola at the Haley Field gym. Slart!n£ lineups: niythcvillc (10) Pos. Manila (211 Golden Gloves Team Planned For Blytheville Mike M crone/, newly-appointed promoter for the proiwscd Blythe- vllle Golden Gloves team announced today that the meeting of school officials and Golden Glove Committee members of the Dud Cason Post 'M and the Blythevllle Junior ... __„ ... Chamber of commerce to be heldting price lengthened from 1-1 tonight will lie held In the Jaycce 8-1 favoring the champion. Cdds Favoring Louis to Keep Title Now 8-7 NEW YORK, Dec. 3. (UP) — As Joe Louis completed training today for Ills 24th defense of the heavyweight crown igalnst Jersey Jo« Walcott Friday night..the bet- to Bloodhounds Win Again Over Redskin Pros The Arkansas Bloodhounds made It three straight wins over the First Americans, an all-Indian proles-j pfew" Year's~Day, won the Lambert sional basketball team Jiom Ponca i Trophy for the first time City, Okla., by defeating the Red- | skins 43 to 40 in Uixora yesterday cast, 08 went to Penn Slate. 'Hie University of Pennsylvania, unbeaten and once tied, placed second with 17 voles. Army, which won the award last year for the third successive time, polled 14; Columbia got six and Rutgers three. Perm Stale, which will meet SMO in Uic Orango Bowl at Dallas, Tex., Club Rooms. A bingo game scheduled [or Ihe gion Hut tonight was the rpa- £on for the change of meeting places. Mcroney snld- The meeting will hogin at 7:30 o'clock, | The New Jersey "clearing house" for fight wagers was laying T.I and taking g',;. comparatively few afternoon and 71 horo last night. Willard Tillcy, state forward 'of to 50 In Jones- = the former a II- Jonesboro High School, paced the Held in scoring in yesterday afternoon's game with 16 were being made, It reported. Lack i points and Jake Holman. another ( SsJ ' ! ]stlrcs(4> ....... F ____ (7) Wnrtdell Pierce Kvcry since the Arkansas Athletic | B Whi'hunt (2) F (5) Pierc Association came out with the of-, Wkhici U) F <3) L ; nuc ficial all-state football team, which; Overman " "~' J - Holder .......... G ....... Endicntt Ross ...... , ____ G ........ 13. Buck Substitutions: Blyl'icvlllc— Shcl- ton Hooper and Thaxton. Manila ClHbb (5), ccidlng who Isn't, the champion ut our friends over Blylhcvill ay seem to have some differeii dens." \ After the Sun had gone to >ss Friday afternoon the follow• little tidbit found Us way onto '• AP wire with a Blylhcvlllc atellnc: "A claim of Blythevllle unlor High School to an unoffi- lal Arkansas junior high school ootball championship was voiced oday by officials of the school. flic Blythevllle Papooses have won eight, lied one and lost one." Tlml's really n bad one. " Included just about everybody but the water i)oy from the El Dorado team, the whole Idea has been rather a touchy subject around Bly- thevllle circles i — Ktherlrigc,. Shclton, Blylhcvlllc fans, Including myself, i Walker and Childress. are still wondering why Billy Wayne Mcfarland with his average of 9.81 yards per try this year, rated only the second team and why Billy Braccy, who was rated by several different coaches as the best guard In the slate, wasn't even mentioned. Those are questions that irrobnbly will never be answered so about the only thing thai we can do Is to settle down to some real linrd work and show the rest of the state a real football team. One Hint, won't leave, any doubt In anybody's mind as lo who has the best backficld or Ihe best line' In the state. The Here'ii There If you're looking for a good football "game to ' attend this week Joncslwro is the place to go. The Pnragoulcl Bulldogs and .the Mag,.., j . J'H|a}TUmll nUlllmfc--> till" .I.,.*. ft >aps were beaten by Jonesboio 13 ! i)oMn Piinlnc| . s wlM rio i rat tlc In n o 1. Of course if the cvllle dldn'l meet met again same clubs | ' might win. ! C'". 55 again,, ami ' r , . „ Thirteen Wilson Athletes Eligible For Grid Letters WILSON, Dec. 3—Thirteen members of the Wilson High School Bulldogs have been declared ellgibjc to receive football letters It was announced today by Coach Roy Stobaugh. Members of the Bulldogs' roster that played the necessary number of quarters were Buford Boyles nilly Boyles, Robert Busscy, Blllj Gene Castlemtin, Lester Hale Jr. John LaRuc, Robert Nelson. Win- frcd Profdll. Harold R;.y, Charles Standefcr, Billy Teal, Lonnic Tucker and Louie Wlglcy. Minor Leagues Split on Subject Of Spending More MIAMI, Dec. 3 (UP)--The minor leagues divided themselves in two separate camps today--there were those willing to spend more money hi hopes of Increased revenue against those who stood ready to retrench If necessary if 1948 Is not a boom year for sports. President George Trautman, ad- Ircsslng the heads of 5* minor cagucs in executive session, sounded i warning note when he said that now is a time for (is to soltdfy our lalns of Hie past low years." ."This Is not a time for expansion ixcept with extreme caution," he ;aid. "It ^s a time for extreme caution •mil to be hesitant over jumping leagues or teams to higher classification. of Walcotl support. Indicated that I former Jonesboro High School star. Louis might enter the HUB favored | led last night's scoring with 17 at 10 to 1. 1 points. Bomber Joe's demonstrations, In | Running Fox led the Indians in the clpsl accuracy'—"despite "additional » olnt honors for his team In last er Joe's demonstrations, In e e nans n sing slages of training, that I scoring In yesterday's contest with had his old-timi speed and 13 points and Boy Chief won high weight — caused Walcott supporters to "cool off." night's game with 15. The two teams will meet in Hol- At the champion's camp in i land. Mo., tonight In the final game Pompton Lakes. N. J., Trainer Man- j of their four-game series. Penn State Gets Trophy, play-off contest, on the ' ' . stato college field there i Golfers Fire Qualifying Whirlwinds bent them. They outscored, outfought and outplayed the highly favored Mississippi County eleven. So, It seems that If the title was to be awarded to , cither Jonesboro or Blythevllle, | certainly the winner of the game | would gel the diadem. But. let's not go otf trying to grab something not rightfully ours. • After all, the Whirlwinds did loose a 6-0 desl- slon lo West .Side of Little nock, their only setback In Arkansas. "Then 'west Side lost not once bul twice, to North Little Reck. Our vote to the stale tltllst, forgetting all others except Blythe- vllle, Joiicsboro. West Side Class A championship light. Both i teams arc \oastlng line records | S''»'«y»'B. «""«"\ '». the Panthers undefeated by Dec. 3 (UP) — the $10.000 Orlando Open, act one in profcs- At the same lime that Trautman urged caution over expansion plans It was revealed that a new Class A circuit, the Central League o! Michigan. Ohio., and Indiana hiul been established with six teams anc that there probably would be eight teams on hand by the time' the 1048 senr.on begins. It also was revealed that the Pacific Coast League was ready for a "showdown" vote on its propo- , sal to become a third major league, j And It had the consent, though not icccssarlly the blessing of its Eastern Seaboard counterpart, the In- .crnallonal League, In Its ambition. nie Seamon confirmed that Louis would scale at least 212 pounds at the Madison' Square Garden weigh -in tomorrow noon. This will be the heaviest figure, of his fighting career. Seamen's confirmation indicated that Louis would have a weight idvantagc of about 20 pounds over Walcott, the stocky Camden Negro who finished preparations yesterday at Grcnloch, N. J. Trainer Dan Plorlo said the 33-year-old challenger would register "192 or 193 pounds." Meanwhile, the brisk ticket sale continued to point toward a $260,000 sell-out at the Garden- And requests for working press seats reached an all-time garden high of 237. Writers at the ringside will Include 23 foreigners. Unofficial Grid Crown NEIW YORK. Dec. 3. (UP) — Coach Bob Higglns today was due to accept the Lambert Memorial Trophy awarded Penn State for winning the .unofficial championship of the East. The trophy was voted to the unbeaten and untied Nitlany Lions by a poll of sports writers and broadcasters. Of Ihe 108 ballots "BLYTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE TJJEATBIL >V«kdays Box Office Opens 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens 12:45 p.m. Show Slurls 1:09 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Sliow Starts 2:00 , 'Where Happiness Costs So Llille* Arkansas DESERVES Arkansas learn' this year. They | sional golfdom'sWinler show, were crushcd Texnrkana 34 to 0 nnd j launched today to whittle down the sailed by Cnmdcn with ease. And ' record field of more than 200 en- arc the ones that tlie in- and season, but he added "we'll go down , N or t'n Little Rock, would be lo the "__..i — J give; them .everything | N O ,UI Sidcrs. without a doubt. Not there and we've got." Arkansas' record is five games won, four -lost and one tie. In addition to Tulsa, North Texas and Ole Miss, they ^defeated Northwest,Louisiana State and Texas Christian. The setbacks, came from Baylor, Texas, Rice and S. M. U. The tic was with • Texas A. and M. The Williamsburg, Va., school, the oldest college In the country, has a season record _ of nine wins and one loss—a close' one to North Carolina. scared the daylights out of Chicks early this season....'.. cldenlly, the Bulldogs are going all out lo broaden their athletic program Paragotild fnns have formed a booster club, voted for a sports expansion program and have hired a line coach. He's Sandy Saijford, a former Alabama end with imltc a. reputation. The Kelscr Independents are seeking games with other liulcpcnrt- only thai, but we would put.Blythe- vllle fourth on the basis of the records of these lour teams Jonesboro third." (rics before the tournament's official start tomorrow. Bantam Ben Hogan. No. 3 money man In the Summer PGA tour, and virtually all the rest ot his Ryder Cup team were on hand for the 12-holc medal play tourney. Only Byron Nelson and Lloyd Mangrum were missing of the team that whipped the British. Hognn, winner ot the Inaugural tournament on the thibsdread course two enl or semi-pro basketball teams j ](]0 oxcm pttd"Vfrom the qualifying years ago. \vas one of the elite in this section. The Independents j chore ,, y j )asl performance. Anothei with had quite a season last year win- , noiiefuls had to battle it out fm 'nine 28 games and losing six all ' the " the 50 berths remaining in the lour- Concrly May Play Pro Baseball, Mother Says CLARKSDALE, Miss., Dec. 3 (UP) —Charles Conerly, All-America University of Misissippl back who established a new national collegiate passing record, hopc.i to break into professional baseball, his mother said here yesterday. Mrs. Conerly said thaj. -her son nay follow baseball as a career In the future." She said he had received an offer from one of the major leagues, but added that Conerly had not determined whether or not to accept at this time. Conerly plays against Texns Christian University in the Delta Bowl at Memphis, Tcnn.. on New Year's Day. It will be his final game with Ole Miss. Chicks May Become • White Sox farm Club MEMPHIS. Tcnn.. Dec. .1. (OP) — The Memphis Chicks baseball club today faced the possibility of becoming a "farm" club afler Manager James (Doc) Prothro an nounccd sale of his interests to Ihe Chicago White Sox of the American League. The action sent Prothro into retirement from baseball after 11 years and put the chicks up for the farm for the first time in Its 45 year history. Prothro's formal slntemcnt said. "I have jio other basebill connections In mind. I would not consider any other assignment that would take me out of Memphis for an extended period of time." The transfer will be up for approval of the Southern League directors at a meeting in Miami. Fla., today. White Sox officials refused to reveal the amount of interest they purchased. "Let;; Just say we bought ' an interest," one commented. Wednesday & Thursday (DOUBLE FEATURE) "Sentimental Journey" with olm Payne and Maureen O'lfars Also "She Wrote the, Book" with Jack Oakle and Joan Davil Also hort We (Jive You B 0 U R C 0 H At Irs Best STRAIGHT from KENTUCKY • IttO I'rnn! Sour Mfiftl fg THEATRE Manila, Ark. Vi'fccliU'Stlay Thursday A new manager was expected to be named during the Miami meeting. Admiral Stedman Chosen As Filipino Commissioner MIAMI, Fla., Dec, 3 (UP)—The National Baseball' Congress today continued Its global,expansion with the 'appointment of Adm. Giles Stedman as commissioner for the Philllplnes. Raymond Dumonl of Wichita, Kan., head of the congress, made the announcement. At the same time, Ask For It at YOUU PACKAGE STORK LIOW5TOHE OTTLED IN BOND Also Black Label—90 Proot Barrett Hamilton, Inc. Distributor, Uttle'Kork "Hollywood Barn Dance' with Ernest Tubbs and His Texas Troubadors Warner News and Comedy he revealed that Gen. Douglas MacArthur has cmloresd a proposed global - scries among non-proffes- sional baseball teams. However, MacArthur said he did not recommend that Japan participate until utter the signing bag 'limit Is 10 and the posesslon limit is the* same Next week two more seasons will opc:i. The last half or the state's split deer season opens Monday ami duck shooting will also begin that day. ly by the Louisiana Boxing Commission for his poor showing In a 10-rounder here Monday. Cosla was knocked out in the third round by Pat Donahue o< Algiers. Lti., atlcr being floored seven times. day. The purpose of the meeting is College to Ask Laney For Emergency Funds CONWAY. Ark., Dec. 3. (UP> — i The president of Arkansas State I Teachers College has placed the problem of how to replace the fire I I ravaged Training School Building squarely, up to Gov. Ben Laney. Dr. Nolen M. Irby said the school will be unable to replace wllhout an approprialion from the governor's emergency fund. However, he said the school's board of trustees will be called soon to discuss the possibility of construction temporary structures as a stop-gap measure. The 22 room training unit in addition to its regular training school New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVEKX NIGHT Box Opens Week Days 1:00 Matinee Saturday ,t Sunday Sat.-Sun! 1 p.m. Cont- Showing Wednesday & Thursday "The Late George Apley" wilh Ronalil Cohnan ,t Pessry Cummins Also Short Subjects Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Starts 7:00 p.m. • Wednesday Thursday 'THE VERDICT" with Sidney Grecnstrect and Teter Lorre Fox Movietone News Also horts for veterans on- job training and for kinder-| car ten and nursery schools. *1 DROVE THESE GATES POSTWAR TIRES 50 TO 60 MILES AN HOUR ofgracious there's just M ewl te wonders 10 HOURS DAILY FOR, 25 DAYS AND YOU'D SAY THEY RE AS GOOD AS NEW." 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