The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1947 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 11, 1947
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11,1947 O'Conner Seeks Change in Ruling B«u of Whitt Sox Would Limit Powers Of Commissioner By jMk Caddy (UnH*d Pma Sporte Writer) . NEW YORK, Dec. 11. (UP- — A* the major letgu** went into a Joint meeting-today, Leslie O'Connor, general manager of the Chicago White Sox, was reported ready to propose a rule change . that might diminish Commissioner A. B. Chandler': Judicial power. 'O'Connor, secretary to the late Judf* KituuttW l(. Undls ,and Interim oommlMloner before the appointment of chandler, was reported to have prepared an amend" ment providing that Chandler inould Interpret major league rules according to the letter of the rules, and not according to what Chandler believed to be the spirit of the rules. O'Connor's amendment could be proposed only vith the permission of the Joint session, over which Chandler presided. Many baseball men doubted that such permission would be granted; for, before the amendment could be considered, the session would have to reopen Chandler's recent high school ruling that led to O'Connor's temporary suspension until his club had paid a $500 fine levied a* gainst O'Connor. O'Connor was fined for having signed George Zoeterman. a high school player, for the White Sox- O'Connor claimed the fine was illegal because Zoetcrman's high school was not a member of the Natlbnil Federation of High School Associations, and that the major league nil* prohibited the signing only of boys attending schools In that association. Chandler decided that the rule was applicable to boys In all high schools throughout the United States and Canada, although the rule did not specifically say so. Before today's session, President Will Harrldge of the American 'League said O'Connor had not bought up the Chandler high- school ruling before either of the American League's separate ses- '»ions yesterday or Tuesday. He said O'Connor would be acting "strictly on hU own" If he made in issue of It today. One problem certain to be considered today was that of the Pacific Coast League's desire to be freed from the major league draft. .To obtain this freedom, the P.C.K had proposed that (1) It be granted niijor league status, Or (2) be granted a probationary period of fivfe ye*rs during which It would be fre» from the drafting of its players at "sacrifice prices." Th* National and American circuits. In their separate sessions were reported to have voted down both proposes, and to have designed procedure by which individual Pacific Coast clubs possibly might enter the major leagues. Long Time Between Records Quick Change 1133 Jackie Wcsliopc, left, who ns an nppionln.0 jockey ioc niocKirn .acing record v,i.h JOI u.nners. conRraluhilos jockey, Johnny Longden, who surpassed the old mark with his 301th first : at Bay Meadows in Sari Matc-o, Cilit. ' Costly College Bvory Pitcher Robin -Roberts, led, nnd shortstop Martin Hnnsen are re- porlo to have been puid $25,000 and 512,000, respectively for sigm; / with the Pliilnclclphtiv Nationals. The Michigan Slate seniors point to the locations of their assignments, Roberts to Wil- 'u ln K? n ' Del -' of llle Intci'-Sliilo und Hanson to Terre Haute of the Three-Eye. Eight Spartan underclassmen have been signed 1 by clubs in organized baseball since last June. Tipsy Burglar Decides He Went Too Far CAEMEL, Cal. (UP)—Mrs. B. L. Ooatei was dismayed when tome- one Uirtfarized her home ol a earner*, light meter, a jeweled elk's t66th, * fountain pen and a few itim*. of jewelry. She was amazed t. week later when all. of the loot •was returned In a parcel post pack- ate mailed from Los Angeles. Also enclosed WM an unsigned note which said: "I am returning your things that I picked up one night, while intoxicated. This is everything I tound on ipy perwn when my mind began lujack to Turn Pro; ' Will Go to Top Bidder NE YOEK, Dec. 11 (UP)—It was up to the Chicago Rockets and the Chicago Bears to Slurt laying It on the line today for the nation's No. 1 collegiate football player, because Johnny Hijack says he's going to highest bidder. Lujack received the Heisman Memorial trophy, annually awarded to the outstanding player of the year, at a Downtown Athletic Club dinner here last, night. And during the course ol the festivities, he said Army end Jim Rawcrs, left, and center Bill Yeoman hop directly from foolbail to b;isketb.ill. Rmvers is the cage explain, Ypyo Yeoman the 1048 football skipvier. Chick Cagers to Invade Memphis For Two Games With South Siders House of David Cagers to Play In Carulhersville The Arkansas Bloodhounds of Jorwsboro will meet the strong House of D«vld quintet of Bonlon Harbor, Mleh,, In *n exhibition I B»sketb*ll eon^wt on the Caruth- eravlUe Hfch School court In Ca- ruthersvllle tomorrow night, Stan-ley Keller coach of the Bloodhounds announced today. ' Tomorrow night's game will open a three-game series between the Bloodhounds and the be-whlskered House of David five with the two teams slated to meet in Jonesboro Saturday night and In some other Northeast Arkansas town Sunday afternoon, Keller said. Site of the third game has not been picked. The Michigan team Is famous throughout the nation for basketball and baseball exhibitions. Tiie teams are generally rated among the beat Independent squads in the country and this year Is no exception, Keller stated. v. The Bloodhounds probably will send their usual lineup of all-star players on the court at the open- Ing whistle. These including Jake Holmin, former sll-state forward from Jonosboro and Wllllard Tillcy, who was considered one -f the be high sehnol basketball players o'f the South In the late SO'.s Tillcy also olayed for Jonesboro High School. A preliminary game Li scheduled with the Blytheville Bums, a Negro team meeting Ihe Camtuers- ville Rebels. The first game will get underway ab 7:30. Move to Oust Coaches Now CaHea* 'Dead Issue' STARKVILLE, Miss., Dec, 11 (UPl —The attempt to oust Mississippi State head football Coach Allyn McKeen and Athletic Director C. R. (DuUy) Noble was a dead issue today. Stale President Dr. Fred T. Mitchell gave both men a vote ol confidence In a formal statement Issued after rival petitions were submitted a^a^a^a^^^Bamm^BH^avtM New Theater Manila's Finest Show* KVfcKY NlUHi Bo* Open> Week Data 7:00 p.n Matinee Saturday * Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cent 8 bowtnf to him. One petition, circulated bjf a group of students, demanded both men be removed. Another petition, signed by the football squid, tup- ported them. Off to a good start with a victory in their first cage game of the season Tuesday night, the Bl.v- thovillc Chicks will invade Mem- their opening tilt and the Squaws nlla Juniors In Tuesday night . _.._ liave lost. both of their engage- phis tor a pair of games j men's one to Manila last week and from South Side High School of " 1C other to Osceola Tuesday night, that city. Coach James Fisher announced this morning that both "A" and "B" squads will sec action tomorrow night with South Side furnishing the opposition in uoth contests. He said that he would whittle his "A" squad down to 10 228 Linksmen Tee Off In $10,000 Miami Open MIAMI, Fla,, Dec. II. (UP) — The baliny. palmy Miami Springs golf course appeared in fast shape after practice this afternoon | despite the havoc wreaked by two I Plains. Hutsell Becomes Athletic Director At Auburn CoIIeoe AUBURN, Ala.. Dec. II. (UP)— Wilbur Hiltsell. Auburn's "grand old man of athletics." took over as athletic director today with immediate orders to start looking for a, new football coach. Hutsell's appointment was announced last night only a few hours after Acting President Ralph Dr&ughon. hid made official the termination of Rxitball Coach Carl Voyles' contract. Voyles fcilso had served as athletic director at the Tonight 'Repeat Performance" with Louis Hayward Also Short'Subjects Friday "DANIEL BOONE" with George O'Brien Selected Shorts SATURDAY 'THE LION'S DEN" with Tim McCoy Also Shorts BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY Weekditya Box Office Up*ni 6:30 p.m. Show Starts fi:li p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens 12:45 PJB. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Openi 1:49 Show Sfarta 2:60 : Tonight "Men in Her Diary" with ; Jon Hall and Peggy Ryan ; Also "PILGRIM LADY" Warren Douglas and Lynn Robert* Also Selected Shorts men with the remainder of his roster to constitute the "B" team. The Chicks witnessed a long practice session yesterday and will taper off with another this afternoon before -Invading the Ten-! recent hurricanes as a, record field of 22fl llnksmcn teed off today In ihf! first, round of the $10,000 Miami Open- There were R few puddly spots in the fairways despite the care- ncssee city tomorrow night. The j ru "y manicuring job the ground- Tribe's roster received a boost in keepers did In the wake of the size yesterday with the reporting storms which blanketed the course of two more hopefuls, Roy Smith,! w ' tn water. But the greens were In top shape, and the par of 70 seemed doomed for a he definitely would piny pro ball next season with either the ^cars of the National Football League or the Rockets of the All-America Conference. But ns for which one. Johnny indicated that dollars and cenls alone would spell out the answer. a six-foot-plus lad who played tackle and end in football, and Carl Bean who was student manager for the football Chicks. Two More Players Report The addition of tncsc two players bbosts the size of Coach Fisher's roster to 32 players, one of the largest ever to turn out for basketball here. Dlythcvlllc's other two teams the Squaws and the Paroosr.s ivlll also see aciion tomorrow night- Coaches Buddy Davis and Nancy Ponder will take their squads to Luxora beating. Iti pre-tourrmment practice rounds, almost every big-time golfer on the entry list took the par for a ride, and Lew Worsham, the national open champion, even knocked his score down to a four- undcr 6C. Thnt prophetic practice round established Worsham as one of the favorites for the pot of gold at the end of the tournament's rain- to function properly. Please forgive me for this awful thing I have done. I swear I'll never drink again." Here's Savings to You on All Farm Machinery Repair! Our Frt* Estimate Saves You Money — You Know What You Pay? work to'" work aild ov " c1 ' 3 ^ «*" '«» Here at Delta, we give estimates beforehand, thus elimlnntini sss?wS ( Sn i? c « L .. w ; e tei1 you p ° tnt wn " k ! >°» ™"'' repilr bill will be. No "extras" added on to your bill. Nows the time to overhaul your tractor and other farm cquio- ' SL SL f 'T "^ ' ^' l m ° Ur adv<mcc schcdulc "st:™c«se £ e ° ° U " Brazil nuts are said to have the highest caloric of foods with rating of 425. bow, but he was no shoo-in cinch Sammy Snead, who won the Ml- : ami open last year, and Jimmy Defor games with the Luxora High; ma ret. the man with the purple- School Pantherctts and the Luxoca splotched shirts, both shared'the juniors. j favorites' role with Worsham. This will be the second game of ' It was believed the naming of Hutsell «as a move by school official? to bring about, "closer harmony" between coach and alumni. It had been a persistent alumni campaign which finally brought about the ending of Voyles' tenure as football coach two years before his 5-year contract expired. Hutsell has been at Auburn ever since his graduation from the University of Missouri in 1921. The popular 49-ye«r-o!d mentor is now in his 26th year as track coach and trainer. His appointment brought about a division in duties. Voyles had held as both athletic director and football coach. Yesterday, Draughon announced the termination of Voyles' contract "by mutual consent.". Opens at ti:30 p.m.: Starts 7:00 p.m. Tonight "Miss Susie Single's" Featuring Veronica lake, Sonny Tufts, — Joan Caulfleld Fox Movietone New* Also Comedy Friday & Saturday ; (Double Feature) * "Under Nevada Skies'' with Roy Rosen and Dale C«an« L "Strange Confession" with Lon Chancy and Breneta Joyet Serial "Son of Zorrb" Chapter ' Also Cartoon . ' - T RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: Tonight Friday & Saturday "Cheyenne Takes Over" with Al (Lash) Larue and Al (Fuzzy) St. John Serial: "The Scarlet Horseman" Also Shorts "KILLER DILL" with Stuart Erwin and Anne Gi News and Cotnedy lnn« Friday & Saturday "Prairie Express" with Johnny Mack Brown Cartoon and 14th Chapter "Purple Monster Strlkei" .the season for Coach Darts' afpooses and the third for Squaws. The. 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