The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 9, 1947 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 9, 1947
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLR (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1047 *»r . I i n • Chicks to Begin i CagePlayTonight ', Osceola Boyi, and ; Girls, Too, to Meet ; In Haley Field Gym Hi There! •. The Blylheville Chicks, fresh from a successful gridiron season, turn to the maple court tonight for the opening of their 1947-W basketball play when they take on the Osceota Seminoles in a pair of games at the Haley Field gymnasium. The first tilt is scheduled to jet underway at 7 o'clock. i All three Blytheville teams are scheduled for action tonight with the Chicks and the Squaws meeting teams from Osceola on the home court and Coach Buddy Da- Vis' 'junior high school Papooses Journeying to Manila for a contest with the junior Lions and each of the three teams win be playing the first contest of the year. . In the home action tonight Coach Nancy Fender's Squaws and a sextet of seminoles will perform in the first game, with Couch James Fisher's Chicks and thc Osccol.i boys tangling in the nightcap. The boys' game is expected to start around 8 o'clock. The Chicks ended their ure-sea- son training with a light scrimmage yesterday afternoon. Working with one of the largest squads ever to turn out for basketball tit Blytheville High School. .Coach Fisher has been holding practice sessions every afternoon for thc past three weeks and has pronounced his team in the peak of condi- ,. , . tiou and ready for action tonight, Tulane's Alex Alhos looks like he's waving to someone in Iho last Yet to rick "A". "B" Teams 1 row as he jumps high to block Joe Uolhons shot in^he^rst half ol Coach Fisher stated that he was undecided as 'to who he would start in tonight's contest and that lie would probably use every mnn dressed out. The Chicks will have four full teams dressed out for tonight's game, he said. "I'm going to split my sound In half so that I can have an "A" By Jurk CmMy team and a "B" team," Coach Fish- fllnlteil Press Spurts Writer) staled, "but I won't know who NEW YORK, Dec. 9. (UP)- — Brooklyn was reported readying new deal with Pittsburgh n.s the the initial game of a double-header played before l(i.8G2 persons at Madison Square Garden. New York U. odaed the Grecnies 41-37. to put on what team until 1 see all of my boys in action. All of them looked pretty good in practice." The Scminolcs, under--the direction of Coach Rube Boyce, wound up their pre-season drills yesterday. Coach Boyce lias whittled his "A- 1 frquad down to 10 members and will pin his victory hopes on these two teams tonight. Grid Players In Line-up The Seminoles as well as the Chicks have been hampered with overlapping of the football and basketball season inasmuch as their entire first string, with exceptions of one man were also members of the football squad. Jerry Wiseman, the six-foot plus center, is the only member of the .Seminoles 1 cage team who did not play football. Coach Boyce listed his probable starting lineup as follows: Ha- ".thorne and J. Shaneylclt, guards; Wiseman, center; and B. Shr.»cyIcU and Bobby Dean Reid, forwards. Other members making the trip tonight are Gwftltney and Watson, forwards; Ralph, guard and Mize. center. Probable starting lineups for the girls game are: Squaws—Stires. B. Whisenhunt and Widner, forwards; and Overman, White and Ross, guards. Seminoles — A. Driver, :Grigsby and Ethridge, forwards; and Banister, Caldwell and J. Thompson, guards. Bums Begin Bartering with Pirates At Major Leagues Annual Meetings ing coach for the Braves, Today's opening of the major league meeting* featured Individual sessions for the. American und National loop. 1 ;. Routine uusl- nesff figured to Uikc up most of the time, except for the inevitable huddling over trades and sales. One subject, due for discussion was a change in the start o( Spring training, now set «l March 1. Tin: moguls seek to move this up some, although they promise to avoid any drawn-out exhibition schedules. 'Too, the Browns were due to ask lor unlimited night baseball .— withoutMhe requisite of permission major leagues opened their annual meetings here today anticipating record number of trades. The Brooks had started the bartering fireworks with their swap of Dixie Walker, Vic I/imbardl. and Hal Gregg for the Pirates' Billy Cox. Preacher Hoe . and Gene Mauch. There were many who thought that the Dodgers were on the short end of that deal, but/ willingly so because of new business in the wind with Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, the Washington Sen- ] from the visiting clubs, ntors finally disposed of Gerry Priddy to the St. Louis Browns. At first, Priddy went to the Browns In return for Johnny Bor- ardlno. That deal subsequently was nullified by Commissioner A. B. Chandler when Berarcllno revealed his retirement from baseball. However, last night. Secretary Eddie Evon of the Washington Club announced that thc Browns had purchased Priddy outright for $25,000. In addition to sending Priddy to j St. Louts, thc deal cased some of i thc criticism aimed at (he Browns Return Title Bout To Be Negotiated Signing the Match Not Easy; Fighters Differ on Gate Split NEW YORK, Dec. B, (UP)—Bol Strauss of the 20th Century Sporting Club was expected to launch negotiations today to get Jersey Joe Walcott's agreement for » return heavyweight championship fight against- Joe LouLs In June, but signing the match will not be an easy matter. Walcott, to be sure, wants another crack at the crown he sa nearly snatched from Louis' head In a 15-round bout last Friday night. However, there may be a hitch In the financial arrangements he'll he offered. Louis, In agreeing to the return go, stipulated a 40-20 per cent split of Die gale, the same division as for his second Billy Conn fight. But Walcolt might not take this. His handlers consider Jersey Joe as much the drawing card as Louis now. Ami ihey irmy hold out for n 30-30 division of the participants' end. The division was 45-15 Friday. At any rate, It seemed certain that Hie fight, no matter how th.-i sale is divided, will be held in New York at the Yankee Stadium. This holds true despite offers to Mayo the match In Miami. Philadelphia, Jersey City and Chicago. It_ was also dcfinlle today that Relcicc Roby Goldstein and Judges Marty Monroe and Frank Forbes— who handed down the widely-disputed decision to Louis Friday — will -not ofliciate the return match. Chairman EddLe Eagan of the New York Slate Athletic Commission cited a custom calling for a change ol officials in all return matches, Eafjan made his statement just niter the commission refused yesterday reverse the victory handed Louis on tlie basLs of the point system. Judge Forbes gave Louis the fight on the basis of rounds, even though his point totals favored Walcott. The challenger objected to this, but got nowhere during a special meeting of the commission. Eddie Williams And Red Byrd Win Tag Match Eddie Williams and Floyd "Red" Byrd out-fought, out-wre.stled anj out-smarted Jack and Lester Welch to claim victory In the tag match feature ol last nlght'i weekly wrestling program »t the American Legion Arena. Williams and Byrd were victors of the first and third falls und didn't encounter too much trouble in subduing their opponents after they finally got together on what style of grappling they should use. At first Williams refused to hav« anything to do with. Byrd's catch- ns-calch-can style and stuck to scientific measures untlf~"Oherokee tempers of the Welch brothers became riled forcing him to fight fire with fire. From there on the going was easy. Byrd and Williams captured the first fall in 25 minutes with Williams eliminating Jack Welch in 15 minutes with body slams and a pin and Byrd defeated Lester Welch 10 minutes later with a crab hold. The Welch brothers copped the second fall in 23 minutes with Jack Welch defeating Byrd in 15 minutes with a leg lock and Lester Welch pinned Williams eight minutes inter with an anatomical twist. Williams and Byrd won the third and deciding fall in 15 minutes, Byrd eliminating Jack Welch in eight minutes with a double Jack knife and Williams, defeated Lester in seven minutes with flying scissors and a body pin. In tlit two one-fall prelim matches Williams defeated Jack Welch in a strictly scientific brawl with flying head scissors and a pin and Lester Welch defeated Byrd in 17 minutes with kangaroo kicks and a pin. Scalpel! Sponge! Sawdust! photography produced 80 per cent of tile information learned about the enemy's ground forces and movements in the last war. That helped to cut down casualties, h» added. Youngsters in New York's West Side Boys Club, under the auspices of the Children'? Aid Society, are helping out Santa Clnus by fixing over old loys for Christmas Here, left to right, Pelcr Foriadis, 10, Sisto Deliculi, 10. and Joy Ann Sahanas, 4, prepare to operata on the broken leg of Susie, the doll. All-Star Missouri Cagers to Meet Jonesboro Team The Southeast Missouri All-Stars, consisting of lop basketball players from Dunklln and Pciniscot v Coun- lies, will meet the Arkansas Bloodhounds of Jonesboro. one of the top semi-pro cage teams of this district in the feature attraction for peddling top players io the Boston Red Sox. The $25,000 paid for Priddy could be taken as confirmation of General ^fanagcr Bill DeWitt's statement that his learn was reshuffling, not going out of business. The Boston Braves, meanwhile, added fat Freddie Pitzjimmons to I of basketball twin-bill Nice Souvenir, Anyway • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (UP) — Morrie . Oudersluys, an army vet-their list of coaches. Fitzsimmons, eran, finally received the balance former Giant and Brooklyn pitch- J of his terminal leave pay. It was Ing ace and once manager of thc j Jive cents, but he can't spend it. It Phillies, announced that he had costs a dime to cash an out of resigned as general manager of thc town check. football Dodgers to sign as pitch- Porker Cagers Win Season's Second Game Says Camera Is Ahead Of Aircraft Progress DAYTON. O. (UP)—Aerial photography is far ahead of airplane development, according to A. H. Kfttz, physicist nt the Wright Field photographic laboratory. Katz, 5ays there are cameras ready to take good pictures even if pUnes could travel 1,000 miles an hour now. New cameras are so powerful, he says, that a soldiers' 'poker gatnn on the ground was photographed recently from a plane and the values of the cards could be determined. Kalr say.s aerial reconnaissance A man sitting In a church, watch- Ing a chandelier swing back and forth, discovered the principle of the clock. New Theater Manila's Finest '" Shows KVKK1 NIGHT Box Opens Week Days 1:00 ti.m Matinee Saturday i Sunday Sat.-Sun. i p.m. Conl. Showing Tuesday The Corsican Brothers" with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Selected Shorls Wednesday Thursday J 'Repeat Performance' with I.ouis Huy\v;ml Short Subjects U Here's Savings to You on All Farm Machinery Repair! Our Free Estimate Saves You Money — .You Know What You Pay! Why lake chances on amateur work and orercharRe when farm machinery needs repair? Here at Delta, we give estimates beforehand, thus eliminating approximations of cost. We tell you point blank how much thc repair bill will be. No "extras" addcB on to your bill Nows the time to overhaul you.r tractor and other farm equipment. If your name isn't on our advance schedule list i>lca<,i> sep •us soon for an estimate. Then you won't run the rials' of scttinc caught in a last minute rushl *<-""% thc Steole, Mo.. High School gym tonight, it was announced today. In thc preliminary game the Golden Flyers, an all-girl qifintet composed of players of Northeast Arkansas, win meet thc Sleclc independents, an all-male team. These two teams will play boys rules. Tonight's games promise to be one of the best exhibitions of semipro basketball seen In this arcn in several years and will feature former high school and college basketball stars on both teams. Thc Bloodhounds' will have such players as Willard Tilley. Everette BoHon. .Jake Kolnian and Polly Black, all former all-state players from Joncsboro High School and several former greats from Kennett, Caruthcrsvlllc anrt Steele High Schools on their roster. Tonight's basketball program is being sponsored by the Steele Veteran of Foreign Wars Post and will get underway at 7:30 o'clock. FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. Lee. 9. (UP) — The Arkansas Rasarbacks shoved off for the "biz time" today after winning their second basketball game here last night. The Hogs, showing much improvement, romped to & 68-to-36 victory over a big Culver-Stockton team from Canton, Mo. Big Al Williams ^continued his wizardry from the free Ihro.w line by making six straighK^charity tof.ies in the first half. He" set a new conference record for" free, throws last year. Williams also tossed In eight field goals to pace the Porkers with a total of 22 points. Lanky r George Kofc made six field goals and three free throws lor 15 points while forward James Cathcart racked up ten. Tlie Hogs leit here loaay for New York where they will meet - New York University in Madison Square Garden Thursday night. Before returning to Arkansas they will meei. LuSallc in Philadelphia on Saturday night. Crisler, Michigan Mentor, Is Named 'Coach of Year' NEW YORK, Dec. 9. (UP)—Herbert Fritz" Crisler, who tutored Michigan's Wolverines through an undefeated-untied season into the Rose Bowl, today was named "Coach of the Year" in the New York World-Telegram's annual poll. . Crisler beat out Matty Bell of Southern Methodist University Southwest Conference champion Mustangs in the balloting. Crisler received 68 first place votes to 40 for Bell. Lynn Waldorf of California, winner of the award when he coached Northwestern in 1935, was third with 38 and Frank Leahy of Notre Dame fourth with 21. Crisler succeeds Coach Earl (Red) Blaik of Army. Members of the American Fool- j ball Coaches Association annually select the coach of the year in the poll, with a special committee of 'Ihe organization overseeing the balloting. BLYTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Weekdays Box Office Opens 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box- Office Opens 12:45 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts Z:0fl NOW T a week buys a BENDIX! Tuesday "SHADY LADY" with Charles Coburn and Glnny Simms Also Short Wednesday & Thursday "Men in Her Diary" with Jon Hall and Peggy Ryan Also "PILGRIM LADY" with Warren Douglas anil Lynn Roberts Also Selected,Snorts II Happened In Smith DakoU Douglas Cops Playoff In $10,000 Orlando Open ' ORLANDO. Fla . Dec. 9. (UP)— Dave Douglas o( Wilmington, Del., entered the $10.000 Orlando Open as a little-known dark-horse earmarked for the also-ran column, but today the gangly iron-shot artist pocketed top money in the first tournament of the Winter season. A five-foot putt clinched victory for Douglas yesterday In a Coner/y Wins "Most Valuable Player" Award NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Dec. 9. (UP) — "Chunkin" Charley Conerly, star back who led Mississippi to the loop championship, was named today as winner of the Nashville Banner's annual award to the most valuable football player In the Southeastern Conference. Conerly received the nod from eight of the 12 conference coaches and was placed second by the other four, racking up an even 100 points on a 10-5-3 point basis for first, second and third places. Read Courier News Want Ads GET YOURS TODAY... Take 18 mos. to pay No need to wait for the washer that "does everyihing" ... no big down payment in the new Easy- Pay Plan. 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All three had wound up the original 12 holes with matching 274s. At the end of IB holes In the playoff round. Dcmnret and Douglas had identical 71s. still tied, while Kciser dropped out of the running with a 73, Rather than go another 18-hole playolf today, Demaret and Douglas agreed to continue with extra holes until one scored ft victory on A match play basis. Op«nj at 6:30 p.m.; Starl« 7:8« p.n Tuesday "GO WEST" with the Oa« House Kldj Btrlah "The fahound" Also Cotntdy Wednesday & Thursday "Miss Susie Single's" Ftaturln* Veronica l.akr, Sonny Turin, Joafi CauinHil Fox Movietone N>w§ Also Comedy • RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight *o«»o« ».> Warner Newn and Comedy Wednesday A Thursday "KILLER DILL" with Sllinri Erwln »ml Ann* (iwlnnt Newm and Comedy There's unequalled comfort and convenience in new light-medium duty GMCs. All-steel cabs are 8 inches wider and 7 inches longer, are 3-point mounted and rubber stabilized. 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