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BLrTHE'VtLLB (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS TRIEAT, DECEMBER 6, 1947 Large Turnout of Fine Material For Chick Basketball Squad Encouraging, Coach Fisher Soys Wefttnf with on« of the Urfest «quad« «v*r to turn out for ip.i~th.ii a t BlytherllU High School, Ooiu-h Jam«t FUher yesterday bt|U rouiwlin« hi« Blythevlllt Ohiclca Into «h»p» for th« opening of thtir 1MT-41 c*«» tcuon her* Tuesday night «ilrot th* Otcto\t\ '47 Grid Season Ends Tomorrow Notre Dome-Southern Col Clash to Be Top Gome of Week-end Loy Eich, Hays, and Wakeficld Cagers Win First Games in City League Play The nazae* of X players, constituting lour full tennis, are now JtetwJ on the Chicks' roster, and Coach Fisher indicated concern over ttu rapid-growing 1UI of players by stating that he wa« •xpectlng •ten mar* next week. *•— ; But at th« same tlm« the Chicks' mentor wat happy over the large tura-out. "It flakes competition lor th« itaitlnj; berlhs t lot keen- •r," he said, "and mak« the boys work harder becaviw they realize that no on» U a cinch for the first At yeiterday'i drills Co«ch Fisher •eut hit njuad through a long offensive workout against a lone defense .which U common among high ichool teams In this vicinity. And following this workout the Chlcki held an hour-long full time •crimmag* with all four teams see- Ing action. Using both fa»t and slow break offensively and a defense, the Chick* played a regular length gam*' -with their only rest period coming when different teams were aubitituted Coach Fisher segregated the members of his sqiiad into forwards, centers and guard: «nd they worked from those positions during the game. Working-at forwards were Dudley Hardy, Bob Mullen, Jack Elliott, Ptentla Jernlgan, Carl Whyatt »nd R. O. Belnap with Leon Ashby, ' Jim Berry, R. .B Hodge, and Gordon Hammock at center and Billy Bob' nliott, Dennle Gentry, Mose Simon, Charles Frsnkum, Jerry Frankum, O. G. Redman Jr., L. W. Fitzhugh, Don Besharse and Don Kerbaugh working at guards. "I'm right proud of my boys they're coming along nicely." Coach Fisher stated. "We may not be a championship team but we'll be In there scrapping." Arkansas State Teachers Meet Hardin College in Kickapoo Bowl Tonight Chicks, Coaches Rotary Guests at Luncheon Session Member* of the Blythevlllc Chicks football squad were guests of the Rotary club at Its weekly luncheon meeting yesterday noori in the Hotel Noble. Head Coach Firman (Nig) By- mim, Assistant Coach Walter S. Davis, Basketball Coach James R. Fisher, S. (Pop) Maslcy and Superintendent of Schools W. B. Nicholson all made brie! talks. Members of the football squad were introduced by Coach Bynum. WICHITA FALLS.'Tex.. Dec. S. (TJP)—A crowd of 5,000 persons was expected to be on hand tonight for the Inaugural Kickapoo Bowl game «t Wichita Falls, between Hardin College of the Texas Conference, and Arkansas State Teachers College of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference. The Hnrdin College Indians were conference co-champions with McMurry College ot Abilene, although thii WM their first season of college football. They are coached by Thurmon "Tugboat" Jones. Jones uses a single wlngback offense,, while, his opposing coach, Howard v -Montgomery, utilizes modified short punt formation. Montgomery's State Teachers Bears fcom Conway finished the season JR a. tie for the conference lead with Alfekuai Tech ot ; Ru;sellville. Caruthersville's Hamby Gets Berth On All-Star Team CARUTHERBV1LLE, Mo,, Dec. 5 — James Hamby, Caruthersvllle High School star center for the past two seasons, was the unanl mous choice of Southeast Missour football coaches for center posl lion on the mythical All-star grid team of the Big Eight Conference. He also placed on the All-Star team last year at the same position. Other Tigers receiving votes Included BUI Morgan at fullback on the second team; Carl Stlne at tackle, and Bill Simmons at end on the third team; and honorable mention to Bob Patterson at end, Joe Nceley at guard, Wilford Crawford ut back. In the little Eight Conference, Haytl placed three on the first team Hedge at left, end, Nelson at right half, and Wells nt fullback, with seven.making the second team nri about that same number 're- elving honorable mention. Charleston. Slkeston and Cape Central dominated selections on the Big Eight team, with Haytl. Chaffee nd East Prairie dominating on the Little Eight team. Heavy Losers to Play In Futility Bowl Game LOS ANGELES, Dec. S. (UP)—A team^that's lort_3«_ straight Jootbii: game* and one that hasn't wo? dnce 1943 were paired today foi the Futility Bowl—a mythical garni to pick th* nation's underdog. Statistician Oeke Houlgate, who originated the idea two years ago, would pit Kansas State with 26 consecutive losses against Carnegie Tech who lost 18 games since 1U last victory, 27-14 over Buffalo in 1942. Mystery of '48 Dodger Manager Hears Climax NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UP)—The nst of characters in baseball's big nystery, "who will nmnacc the Oodgcrs In 1018." were assembling nere today ns club president Branch Rickey,. who has promised, a solution by Dec. 10, began to set' the j stage for the climax. ] On hand for the showdown after flying yesterday from his home In Bnrtow, Pin,, is Hurt Sholtoli, who managed the Dodgers to the 1917 pennant. There was a report, officially denied, that Sholton's chief dval for the '48 managership, Leo tlurocher, was expected momentarily. Dodgers officials admitted, however, that Rickey met with Durccher at Rickey's Chcstertown, Md., farm "during the past few days." Durocher, manager of the Dodgers in '46 was under suspension last season. Expected to Join the Shotton- Rlckey discussion today are Clyde Sukeforth. Ray Blades, and Juke Pltler, all of whom served as coaches under Shotton last season. By E»r! Wrirht (United ITws Sports Writer) NEW' YORK, Dec. 5. IUP) — Tlie last light drills will be held lodny and the regular 1947 football season will end tomorrow, highlighted by the annual clash between unbeaten Notre Dame and Southern California, Pacific Const champion, at Ix>s Angeles. Notre Damn probably will be a two-touchdown favorite to end Its schedule .with Its ninth straight bid for the 1947 mythical national victory and will be making Its last championship. Michigan, Notre Dame's chief rival for national honors, will meet USC in the Rose Bowl Jan. ) and the two Midwest Uamn' showing against the Trojans probably will determine the nation's No, 1 team. But the Trojans, unbeaten ami tied only by nice In eight starts, have their own Ideas about both games and USC Coach Jeff Cra, vain, always noted for the strength of his teanis In late season tussles, has groomed his boys to unleash a bristling ground and air offense. Cravath's quarterbacks, George Murphy and Jim Powers, have passing records that match the more publicized throwing prowess of Irish signal callers Johnny Lu- jsck and Frank Trlpucka- The game, unless Notre Dame comes up with the type of galloping ground attack that crushed Army, may well be an aerial show .put on by the rival quarterbacks. 3 Bowl Tilts Scheduled j Three bowl games will be played this weekend. Harriin College, which became co-champion of the Tcxns Conference this year in its first season of Intercollegiate football, meets Arkansas State Teachers College today in the first annual Kickapoo Bowl contest of Wichita Falls, Tex. Tomorrow, Toledo plays unbeaten -untied University of Now Hampshire In the Glass Bowl at Toledo, O., while Vlllanova meets Kentucky In the Great Lakes Bowl Cleveland. O. New Hampshire and Vlll- anova arc the favorites. Ranked behind the Notre Dainc- USC game on the regular program Is the Tulane-Loulsiann Stale battle In which LJS.U Is a slight fa- | vorit« over It* local rival. Undefeated and untied Pepper- j dine will- attempt to close its season with a victory Number Nine r tonight agniiut Loyola of callfor- i nla. The Loy Eich Motormen, Hays* Orocers and Wtkeneld Service «ta-| ,lon basketbill quintets won their opening games In the Blythevllle Y's City Basketball League which opened play at the Armory last night. The Motormen, league champloiu :ast year, defeated Ihe Simpson Oil Co. five 47 to 26 with the Grocen downing the Kilownlters from Ark- Mo Power Co. 39 to 19 In the second game and Wakeficld Service station came from behind In the last quarter to nose out Playmore Billiards 28 to 22 in the nightcap. High score honors for the night went to Ted Fisher, forward of the Motormen, who chalked up seven field goals and five free throws for r. total of 19 points. Bill Meharg of the Grocers was second with 14 points. Box scores: First Ciame Ix>y Kioh Pos. Simpson's Fisher (IS) F.. (4) c. Clouse Chaffln (8) F <9) Lamb Rakcstraw (9) ...C Mathls; ..O.. (2) McQuarryj ..a.. <4> J. Duclos i lay Eich—Wallace, I Simp- Unknowns Lead Orlando Links Tournament \ ORLANDO, fla., Dec. 5 (UP) — The $10,000 Orlando Oolf Tournament, first event on the POA's Winter program, moved into It* second round today with unknowns Jerry Goss of Savnnnah, Ga., and Dave Douglas of Wilmington, Del., one stroke ahend of a lightly-bunched blue-ribbon field, Ooss and Douglas started yesterday by touring the tough Dubsdrea^ Country Club course in five-under par G6 each. Their scores were besl in a field of 150 starters, which included all the U. S, Ryder Cup team except Byron Nelson and LloyJ Mangrum, and two members of the English team—Eric, Oreen and James Adams. ot Louit-WolcoH ! Bout li Major Question NEW YORK, Dee. I (UP)—How ulckly can champion Joe Louis nock out Jersey Jo* Walcott to- ight In their fight for the world'* eavywelght champlonitilp? That »e«med to be the major uestlon as champion and challenger —each 33 years old—came Into New fork today from their training amp* for the bout. The possibility f a Wtlcott victory teemed *o neg- igible a« to r« almost entirely over Although Louis w&i favored at coked. 0 to 1 io make his 24th successful defense of the title with compara- ive ea&«, the Madison Square Gar den b--x offict predicted a near- capeclti' gate of $230.000—netting a new garden record. I Lute's (7) ..... | Armstrong . . . Substitutions Jones (4). HIckR, Eubanks. son — Duclos (1). Second Outne Hays Stoie Pos. Ark-Mo F.... (4) Stewart ---- F ........ Bishop C.. (10) Johnson G ..... Daughcrty Wilson to Have Seventeen Game W1LSON, Dec, 5 — Coach Roy Stobaut;h of the Wilson Higi School Bulldogs today announced a 17-game schedule for his 1947-« basketball squad. The Bulldogs will open thei schedule at TyroiiEa Dec. 9. Th ,, schedule calls for the Bulldogs ...G.. (21 Blnckwcll I participation in two tournament: Substitutions: Hays Store—Uill.' shawnee's invitational tourney Dei Ark-Mo—Walters, Harria (1), Ford, 16-10 and the County tournamen and Beshenrse. ',Feb. 24-27. Tiilrd (iiinie | The schedule follows: Wakefielri (26) Pos. (22) Playmore (Dec. 9—Tyronza there Llpford (4) F (5) Gay j Dec. 12—Armorel here Alexander (6) ...F... Blankenshlp j Dec. 13—Osceola there Bunch (12> Mchnrg H4) Pierce (8) Chapman Williams (4) Atkins Gridmen Qualify for 'B' Division Finals Jan. 30—Dj'es« there Jan. 23—Turrell here Jan. 24—Osceolt here Jan. 27—Dell here Jan. 30—Armorel here Feb. 3~Shawnee there Feb. 6— Luxora here Feb. 10—Shawnee her* Feb. 13—Tyronia here Feb. 17—Dyess here Feb. 30—Kelier there Feb. 24-27 County Tournament. BLYTHtVILLESONLV By United Preu One team had reached Ihe finals n the high school football playoffs today and ten oiher teams were gunning for a spot in the championship sun. Atltins rolled over Parkin 30 to « at Forrest City last night to become the first team to clinch a final playoff chance. Alklns now will meet the winner of tonight's semifinal Class B game between Me- Crory and Derrhott at Stuttgart. Final games In the "AA", "A" and "B" divisions will be played next week. Meanwhile, the Subiaco academy Trojans were preparing to tangle with North Little Rock tonight in the first of two semi-final Double "A" games. The second top division encounter will see El Dorado meeting Little Rock at the Oil City tomorrow afternoon. North Little Rock is slightly favored over Subiaco but the strong Trojan line promises to make it tough for the light, fast backs of Coach Sam Cook. Subiaco moved into semi-finai play with a 13 to 12 win over Fayetteville, while . North Little Hock edged out Van Buren 6 to 0. Ark., was In a serious condition i«re today with second degree burns suffered when fuel oil »h» was using In a kitchen alovt ei- iloded. Her father, J. T. Hewlett, WM buined on the hind*. New Theater Manila't Finest Show! EVERT NIGHT Box Opens Week D«T« 7:M 9.» '. Matinee Saturday ft Sunday atcSun. 1 p.m. ConU Shoring Friday "Grqnd Ole Opry" with Roy Acnff Selected Shorti Saturday . 'The Fighting Vigilante^ with Al La Rut and Al Fmzy SI. Joh» Also ShorU Boles (6> Harris PoJT (2) ., Substitutions: . C (5) Pop! .G (2) Davis ,G... (1) JcrnlRan Wakeflcld—Wood- row (2), Woodrow (5t and Rengnn (2). Piaymoro—Johnson. Stafford (8), Henry mid De-Long (1). - Dec. 16—18 Invitational Tourney Shawnee Jan. 7—Dell there Jan. 9—Kciser here Jan. 13—Luxora theve Jan. 16—Turrell there Woman at Grubbs Hurt When Fuel Oil Flashes NEWPORT, Ark., Dec. 5. (UP) — Mrs. W. S. Warbington of Grubbs, Saturday Owl Show "BURY ME DEAD" with Mark Daniels Also Selected Shorti Minn»' tnrt vt«uum "DARK>ASSAGI" with Humphrey Bo tart ti Lauren Bacall Also Short Subjecti Mother, Two Children Die In Flash Fire ^-RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. In, other Saturday games, Utah J thing blowed up-t champion of the Big Seven, faces : and burned mama. Arizona. Arizona State plays Har- I turn it loose." MACON, On., Dec. S. 'UPI — Mrs. Kenneth Fountain and two of her children perished In a flash fire that destroyed her home near Griswold yesterday. A young Negro woman snatched two other children to safety. Investigators believer! some kind of explosion started the fire. The ;ro woman, Eunice Roberts, said I .... one of the children told her "that vmi'"" llo.vcl as llopalong Cawldy Friday Si Saturday 'HOPPY'S HOLIDAY with up--that blowed up and. she can't din-Simmons, Hawaii meet-s College of the Pacific. North Carolina College plays North Carolina A <fc , T, and Wiley goes against Bishop.- Driver Negroes Win Mid-South Farm Contest The victims were Mrs. Fountain, 25, Cherry, three months old, and -Mike, two. The children saved by the Negro woman after she raced 300 yards _from a neighbor's house, wero Ernest. 5, and Ronnie, 3. The Negro woman tried to reenter the house to rescue the victims hut flames drovR her back. Kenneth Fountain, who was setting pine seedlings on the farm, ran to the scene and neighbors had to restrain him from going Into the blazing house. Willie and Nellie Hoskins of '< Rout* 1 .Driver, first place winners i n the all-Negro live-at-home com- Qrorfc Officers petition of the South Mississippi County Balanced Farming Contest, yesterday were declared sweepstakes winners In the tenant division of the Uve-at-honie competition of the Mid-South Plant-to- tenants of a 200-acre farm South Mississippi county, received a $100 cash award as first prize in the contest. Mo. here DC-4 Develops Motor Trouble Over Pacific And Returns to Frisco Chapter 13 of "Purple Strikes" Also Cartoon Saturday Owl "Having Wonderful Crime" ^ with Pat O'Brien, Cnrole Landu) and George Murphy Also Comedy .^ Sunday and Monday Tuesday Here's Savings to You'on All Farm Machinery Repair! Our Free Estimate Saves You Money — You .Know What You Payl Why take chances on amateur work and overcharge when farm machinery needs repair? • Here it Delta, jie. give estimates beforehand, thus eliminating approximations of cost. We tell you point blank how much the repair bill will be. No "extras" adrtet] on to your bill. Now's the time to overhaul your tractor and other farm equipment. If your name Isn't on our advance schedule list, please nee us soon for an estimate. Then you won't run Ihe risk of getting" caught in a last minute rush! San Francisco. Dec. 5. <UP>— A Honolulu-bound Pan American Airways DC-4 transport with trouble I in one. of Its lour engines returned I here sifely last night with its 23 ' passengers and crewmen after j | turning back to land ivhen more than 600 miles over the Pacific. The passengers were transferred to another airplane leaving at 7 p.m. An airline spokesman said that, although the DC-4's are capable of making the entire San Francisco-Hawaii flight on three engines. It was customary to return to brtse \vhen one engine goes O'.it short of the "point of no return." C, O. Mcnde, Menlo Park, Cal.,' the pilot, said he feathered one propeflor when the engine began miming roughly. He added there was "no trouble whatsoever" on ths leuirn flight despite light rainstorms off the California coast. Suspects, But Not Trio Of Felons from Missouri OKARK, Ark., Dec. 5 (UP)—The wave of excitement' which swept Cv.ark last night, when it wns he- arc j llnveci (Hat two of the convicts who ' \ n i escaped from a Springfield, " 1 hospital had been captured died down today. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, following a checkup, said thi men did not fit the descriptions furnished by Springfield authorities. Dean, R. Morley said he was convinced they were not the men who are the subjects of a nationwide search. The FBI agent said the men were too tall and too heavily built to fit the description. The men Identified themielves as George P. Elliot, 24, of Canrca, Tex., and Thomas Burke, 31, of St. Joe, Tex. They were arrested on a routine charge, but Inter wore found to have similar marks of identification to the Missouri exrapees. Watchman Dies in Fire HUTTIG, Ark., Dec. IS. (UP) — Funeral services were held near here today for Kdwin B. Collctl. night, watchman at the Dan Staples Lumber Co. plant near Strong. He was burned to death when his [pnt was destroyed by tire early yeMer- day. Coroner I. E Ballon s^iri workers found the body wlirn thny arrived at the mill yesterday morning. Collett was 60 years old Masonic Officers Elected CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo. Dec. 5 —At the annual election meeting of the Csrulhersvllle Masonic Lodge, H. G. Sprague was named to head ;he lodge next year as Wnrshipful Master. Other officers elected include M. J. Yeager, Senior Warden; Herbert Loyd Junior Warden: Owen Ferris, treasurer; and Frank Kindred, secretary. The appointive officers will be named by the Incoming Worshipful . Master prior to installation, which ] will be held Jan. 6th. Weekday* Box Office Upeiu «:M f.m. Show StarU «:« p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens 1Z:45 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Openi 1:45 Show Start* Z:<H> Where Happiness Costs So Little" Fred S. Saliba's ALL-AMERICAN CANDIDATES \6S POUND LEFT HALFBACK-I 14 WAR OLD SCNIM fROPl TOL£DO-THE rXUftWHS BND PASSING SENSATION WHO MRS SPARKED THE GREAT ALL FULL. mnuiunica " jj %'• : ; *-.'&'- : 'i''rs~''^&^'2'£.£i*'Ki{ Friday & Saturday "Out California Way with Ray Kofers and Dale Evinl Also RIVER GANG" with Gloria Jean Son of Zorro" Chapter Also Cartoon Saturday.Owl Show Starts It p.m. 'The She-Wolf of London' with Den Porter and June Lock-hart Serial "The Jungle Girl" Alao ShorU tS A STIFF FOR. THE 6t& NINE-RAN AN? PMSEO \036 FOR THE CONFERENCE, RtCOAD LAST AND HIS EFFORTS TOWRM) THIS GOBI 1HI5 ««ftR HBS NOTHING SHOUT OF Friday and Saturday "The FIGHTING FRONTIERSMAN" with Charles Starred and Smiley BurneUc Seriil: "The Scarlet HorMBUB" Also Comedy Saturday Midnit* Show SUrta 'FEAR IN .t 1»:48 p.m. THI NIGHT" with Paul Kelly and Ann Doron Also Comedy Sunday and Monday 'Th« Time, the Place and | the Girl" Brought to you by FRED S. SALIBA & Company 223 West Ash Street Phone 4437 (Jriesedieck gros. ! ..CUT LA«« •«" Beer In All (he World! Two Complete Training Two Holland, Mn., men hive completed six weeks of parachute and glider training with the U. S. Airborne Troops at the Infantry School. Fort Bemiing. Oa.. the Army said today. They are Pvt. Billy Max Crawford, son ot Mr. find Mrs. O. C. Crawford, nnrf Pfc. Calvin ilrowrlcr Myrtle Hall. Hall, son of Mrs. NTERNATIONAL' HARVESTE 3/2 SOUTH 2»P ST. 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