The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1947 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 13, 1947
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BATTJBDAT,. DECEMBER 18, 194T Chickasaws Win Over Memphians "A" Cage Team Licks South Side High, and Bees Trounce Scrappers MEMPHIS. Dec. 13.—Blylhcvlllc Kito School cascrs scored a double v .W>ry ll(¥rc last nlRht over teams from South Sirtc High School, the Chicks' "A" squad defeating the South Side "A's" 30 to 28 and the Chick nees defeating the Scrappers second team 23 to 14. Both xamcs were played In the South Side -High School gym. Both eflmes were rough dud frequented with rule Infractions with a total of 64 fouls called in both games, .19 in the B game and 25 in tile A lilt. However, a greater portion of these were called against the South Side teams. Nnitlior Blytheville srniad experienced too much difficulty In overcoming the Scrappers and neither ter.m was behind al any time during the contest. Both Chick teams jumped into an early lead nnd stayed on the offensive throughout the contest. It was the first game of the sea- FOH for Coach James FlRhcr's "B" K()uad nnd displayed good form despite the numerous fouls which marred action in the contest. Carl Wyatt, Innky foi-wnrrl for thr Chicks. w,ill;i/d on with high point honors, hitting tbs wicker for three field go^ils and four three throws for a total of 10 points. Broyles pared the Scrappers with three points. Chicks Score Early 'Hie Chick "A's" took command of then- contest from the first whistle and out-maneuvered the taller South Side quintet to gain a decisive 22 to 11 at half time. However, the Chicks' fast moving offensive attack paced by the tricky ball ! -»li"tT of guard Billy Bob Elliott avBT forward Bob Mullen, bouued down late in the game but they were at no titno In serious trouble. Dudley Hardy, working from the forward slot, paced the Chicks In ffmiriK with 15 points. Mullen was runnor-up with eight markers nnd guard Vic Harrison led the Scrappers' scoring with seven points. The Chicks' "A" scpiad will meet the Scrappers in a return engagement at the Haley Field sym Tuesday nicht. A junior team from South Side will meet the Papooses in a preliminary game on the same program. Box scores: H r.nme niythcvillc Pos. South Side Wyatt iio> p ,2) scott Ellio 't '2' P... (11 Stewart B <-"try <:<> C (2) Underwood C. Frankum <5> O (3) Broylcs Bcsharse (i) ....G j mlc s Substitutions: Blytheville — Belknap, j. Frankum, Redman, and Hammock. South Side — Lamb. Campbell. B. Flowers, Rogers. Flowers. Prcntip and Phillips (31. A Game BLTTHETTLL1 (ARK.T COURIER Papooses Win At Luxor a But Squaws Lose The nl.vtheville Junior Papooses and the senior girls split a double header basketball game with loams from LU.vora HiRh School hi the Luxora gym lust niBht with the Papooses downing the Luxora Juniors 2B in o mid the Squaws dropping their third straight contest of the year to a Luxora sextet, by » 28 lo 23 score. Coach Buddy Davis 1 Papooses jumped into a early lead In their game ami breezed on to an easy victory, j. o. Droke, the Paps center, led both teams In scoring with Hghl points followed by Sonny Stircs with six. Stanford paced the Luxora quintet, with four points. fii the girls game Sue Widncr led In point making with a total of H tallies followed by Richardson of Luxora with II. Louncll Overman was runner-up for the Squaws with five tallies. Box scores: Roy* Game B'vjlle (26) Pos. Luxora IS) Deer (2) P (1) Smith Criner (2) I» Densmore Drake (8) a Hill Reid (51 G (4) Tate Stircs (G) G Barch Substitutions: BlyUioville-Wcub, Wallace. Hoyd, Hosteller, and Vance. Luxora-Slanford <4), Hars- lon. and Hall. Gn)s Game Luxora (28» POB. B'ville (33) Richardson (11) F (14) VVIdner Cole (9) F (4) WhtEenhunt Jones (8) F 15) Overman Slanneld G While M. Sexton G Hooper Sexton G Overman Substitutions: Luxora - Bledsoc, j Blair and Berry. Blylheville - shcl- j ton, Slires (2) and Thaxton. Osceola Athletic Group Re-elects Officers for 1948 OSCEOLA, Dec. 13—Steve Ralph wa» re-elected president o[ the O.i- ceoln High School Athletic Association at a meeting of the association in the high school here last night. Melvln Waggoner was re-elected vice-president, and Miss Billy Fain Sheddan, secretary of the High School, WP-S elected secretary-treasurer. Dm-ing the business session which followe* the election of officers members 01 Ihe association voted to turn nil detail work back lo the high school including the operation of concession stands at Hie football stadium. Reports were given by Coach Rube Hoycc and Frank L. Sanders, superintendent of schools. 'Memphis Chicks Seek Farm Deal i In Kitty League j MEMPHIS, Tenu.. Dec. 13. (UP) —A possible tie-up for the 1948 season between the Southern Associa- [ linn Memphis Chicks and the Madi- ifionville Miners of the Kitty League ' was in the works today. President George Mills of the Madlsonville club said he hoped a deal would be worked out through the Chicago White Sox. who now own a controlling interest In the Chicks. However, Memphis General Manager Prank Longinotti said that "nothing has been done here, on the matter." i The miners had a working agreement with Waterloo of the Three- Eye League last year. The Chicks 1 worked with Fulton of Ihe Kitty r League in 1947 but were forced to ! drop the arrangement because of • lack of farm out. Nations Best Duck Callers Seek '41 Title STUTTGART, Ark., Dec. 13 (UP) —A record number of entrants was ready today to compete in the 12th annual national duck calling con- lest here and the iirst prize ot $1 000. Among the entrants were J'YimJt Esluiu ol New Orleans, the Lntusi- ana champion duck callfr; and Forrest D. Meyers ol Akron. O., Hie Ohio champ. Drawings for positions was held at 11 a.m., ijnd the preliminaries started at noon, he linals will begin ill 6 p.m. Lewis Wilhelm or Stuttgart, ivon the title last year, bul Ihc rules prohibit his delending the lille this year. In addition to the first prize, 49 others tolul $2,000. Blylheville Hodge (51 Gentry (-1} B. Elliott <•!>. Substitutions Tos. .. .P.. ...C.. ...G.. ...G.. South Side <7> Emmons . Brubraker . (T> Shelly ..... Sisson HI) Harrison Blytheville— Jernigan and Simon. South Side— Barker, OUvan, Bell. Connley, McCullough (3) and Deal. Milk Will a Dang OLV.MPIA. Wash, i UP)— Mrs. Leo B. nipley received • her daily milk delivery to Ihe front porch, with quite a bang. The dnirj\truck was side-swiped by; another vehicle and diverted into the front yard, where it smashed into the Ripleys' parked automobile. Scores of milk bottles were thrown over the front porch. Terms Dispute Stymies Louis- WalcottRepeat NEW YORK, Dec. 13. IUP> — i A return bout ueuvcen Joe Louis j nnrt Jersey Joe Walcott tor the | heavyweight championship next I June, which almost everyone had believed certain, wns apparently tar j Irom being settled today as a result of a dispute over terms ol the i contiact. ', So strained were, the relations between the camps of champion | and challenger that, Louis threatened yesterday to accept light- heavyweight, champion Gus Lesne- vlch as the next opponent unless Walcott agrees to "reasonable Legion Sponsors Special Train to Delta Bowl Game Three hundred tickets for a special train to the Delta Bowl uamt in Memphis New Year's Day were placed on sale in Blylhevllie yes- lerday by the Dud-Oason Post 21 of the American Legion, Marshall Blacknrd. member of the Post's committee In charbe of arrangements, said today. The special train, to be known | as the ."Veterans of Northeast Ar| Kansas Special", was arranged through the Earl v Maxwell Asso- 1 elates of Memphis, Mr. Blackard ! said, and will be under the direct sponsorship of the Dud Cason Post. Applications lor tickets will be accepted from any person residing in Northeast. Arkansas, he stated. Tickets on the special, including admission to the game and transportation to and from Memphis, will sell for $12. he said. The train \vlll leave from the Frisco De- ]x)t here at 9'30 a.m. Jan 1 and Is schcdule'd "16 "arrive in Mehiphis"al 11:15- a.m. The train will leave. Memphis for Blytheville 10 o'clock that night. A special snack car will be added to the train with hot and cold drinks and sandwiches, Mr. Black- arri said. I J. P. Friend, local sports en- i thustast, has been placed in charge j of the sale of tickets to non-vct- I erans and applications for tickets ' should be mailed to him at Post Office Box 2. here. Mr. Blackard will handle the sale of tickets to veterans. | We stock and iastaH jirtriiina tufmmnl iMcr national -Ruck parts-j«t MM *« ariginak ii Internationa] Truck*. "*»"•-. *• —f jtlnrY zf. That'- why they're ymtr IMM b«« j««« M *^ Mrrwe 4oo> ic our shop is j-o»r We W, hmmt Mr Atttec mechanic* ws« L - J -—-~—-« ?l jqitirtt tq»ifm*i for testing and servke, and feHow IMCMM ApproT«J »»*•* MKJ pvMtiow. •• trucks to as for parts and serriee AM truck operating Dyess Basketball Teams Defeat Osceola Cagers OSCEOLA, Dec. J3-?The Osceola High School Seminoles dropped games to the high-flying Dyess Eagles in the high school gym here last night the boys losing to the Eagles by a 37 to 31 score and the girls falling before a sharp-shooting Dyess sextet by n 29 to 18 score. The boys game \va.s one of the most thrilling ever witnessed hers terms." The Louis cimp wants 40 per cent for Ix>uis. 20 for Walcott. while Walcott's camp is just as insistent on a 30-30' split ot the gate. Louis, making his first appearance at. a press conference since his close victory over Walcolt. tolrt newsmen that he definitely would retire alter the June bout and that he considered Lesnevich a mofe dangerous challenger than Walcott, "Walcott had me down twice and didn't Icnow what to do about it," said the Brown Bomber. If Lesne- vlch had me down twice, he'd » knocked me out." Bloodhounds To Ploy Tupelo Here Tomorrow The Arkansas Bloodhounds of Joncsboro will open their Mid-Sonlh semi-pro buskelball schedule at thu Armory here tomorrow afternoon when Ihey meel the Tupelo l^glon- milrcs of Tupelo, Miss., in their first league game. It wns nnuounccd lo- da.v by Stanley Keller, coach. The Bloodhound* were originally scheduled to open league play nKiiinst the Ix^lonnnlrcs in Jones- bora tomorrow but the site of the game was moved to Hlylhevlllc due lo Ihe BJooribomuts 1 Inability to obtain n court on (hat duto. Keller snid. The came Is scheduled to get underway al '.':3a. This will be the first meeting between these two teams Ihls year. The- Lcfiloiiniiires were crowned Southern champions last year ajler winning the Southern tournament in Atlnntn. The Bloodhounds wern the only team in the South to defeat the Tupelo team last year. The Bloodhounds opened their three-game series with the House of David team In CRruthcrsvllle last nlghl with a victory, nosing out the whiskered five by so lo IB score in an overtime period. The game was nip and luck nil the way with the score at 28-28 at halftlme and •I5--15 at the end of the gnme. Jake Holniiin paced the Bloodhounds In point* scored with 18 umrkcrs and Clark led the visitors with H. Louis Fears Lesnevich More Than Joe Walcott, He Tells Sports Writers NEW YORK. Dec. 13. (UP) -. Joe Louis said today at a press conference that GIB Lesnevlch. light heavyweight champion, would be a more dangerous challenger for his heavyweight crown In June than Jersey Joe Walcott. I/nils, who wns nearly dethroned last, Friday ni K ]it by WiilcoU, said lie nnd Walcott were not matched for a return bout In June and that there was « K oo<l possibility (hat they would not be matched. He said Lciiiicvlch had an excellent clmiite (o Ire selected as the Junn opponent Sitting'at a ImiR table in aoth Century Sporting Club headquarters, thn brown bomber surprised newspapermen and photographers with his statements about Lesnevich. It was the champion's first conference with the press since Friday night's widely-disputed title fight at Madison Square Garden. Canny Paired With Roberts For Mat Battle The mat duo of Bill Canny and Red Roberts, one o! the best known In ffiM"secU6ri"6f iHe state, returns to the wrestling ring here Monday night lo launch combined operations against Eddie Williams and Tiger Long in the 90-minutc lime limit tag feature of Ihe American Lc'ijion's weekly wrestling program. Canny ami Hobcrls have clicked as a inal learn for a number of years, agreeing to (he Idler on the slyle ot attack that should be used against an opponent. Their forceful methods of banging mat foes about has won them the name ot being one of the most dangerous teams. Monday night's fracas cSuld easily be termed as a grudge battle, for had it nol been of Long's request for a match with Canny, promoter Mike Mcroncy might have j had four other men appearing on | next week's program. Long his a j score to settle with Canny — one . that dates back several years. | The fireworks are expected to j begin when, these two mayhem mer- I chants tangle In one of one-fall j preliminary matches and will probably continue until one of them j bows for the second time in the 1 main event. In the other prcliml- , nary match Roberts will lake on I Williams just to keep the crowd Irom pelting bored while Canny j and Long are resting between i .scrap,!. Doub/e A Grid Title Tilt to Be Played Today Ky Culled PTMI II was two down and one to to In the Arkansas high school football championship playoffs today. Two brand new champions were crowned last highl In (he "A" and •H" Divisions, and the Double "A" titllst will be decided this niter- noon In Llllln Hock. Magnolia deicatert Arrest City H lo fi In Hot Springs last night to bcrome (he first, Class "A" «t»te champion .In Ihe history of Arkansas high school foulball. The District Magnolia team scored a touchdown and a safely In the second period lo lead B to 0 at hall- time, and another murker in the liuul .stanza. Forrest City scored it-s lone touchdown In Ihe fourth quarter. Dcrmolt won the class "B" championship on their own Held by nosing out Atkins 19 lo 14 with a goal line stand nnd a touchdown in the thrilling closing minutes of Uic name. four-thousand funs watched the gum* In Mib-frcet.lng weather. Lust night's game.s cleared the .slate for this afternoon's Double "A" game between Snblnco Academy und Little Rock In the caultal city. Lit Ik nock, Ihr defending champion. Is favored over the title- clmnpnyers. Little Rock hns a razzle-dazzle olicnsiU 1 nnd plenty o! reserve strength to throw ngainst the Sub- inro team's powerful ana hard- charging barklield nnd line. , PAGE 8EVEK Coaches to Swap Game films Before Bowl Tilt TUSCALOOSA, Aln., Deo. IS. (UP) — Inlroducing something new in the history of college football, Coach Red Drew of Ala.- =^=^==5ZrZSS^HS5S RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight "Prairie Express" with Johnny Mack Brown Cartuon anil Mill Chapter "I'urplc. Monster Strikes" I All electric clock-radio Is on the market. The compact plastic-encased combination can be stood on Its base or hung on the wall. with the Eagles staging «. last min- I ute scoring spree to untie the score and go on to victory. Gere Wiseman, the Scminolcs center, led in scoring with 19 points and Betty Nell Robbins led the Osceola girls with nine points. Saturday Owl Show "SHADOW RETURNS" with Kane Itlchmomt Also Curlown Sunday and Monday Tuesday 1'ou'rc a one-way ticket to trouble | DOROTHY UMOUR \ ROBERT PRESTON | LLOYD NOLAN " In ParameuM'i Warner News and Musical Short 3/2 SOUTH ZHP ST. PHONE863 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! RcscrTed Seats on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday ADULTS 45c — CHILDREN 15« Mondqy, Dec. 15th < T " blinded) _ . __ BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA TAG MATCH Eddie Williams and Tiger Long versus Bill Canny and Red Roberts ALSO TWO 1-FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Eddie Williams vs. Red Roberts Tiger Long V*. Bill Canny Coachei Bock Overtime Plan for Grid Games OHAPEL KILL, K. O., Deo. II. (UP)—Two blg-llnie football coach. *• — W. A. Alexander of Qeorgl* Toch »n<t C«rl Suavely of North O«rolln»—todnjf jupjx>rt«d a pl»n to continue » (tme beyond th« «0- mlnul« limit In order to break i lie. Editor Urnta Grave* of the Chnnd Hill weekly today published statements from Alexander nnd 6nav»- Iy which supported th« urtra-jier- lod )>l«n Ornvos pushed in nn editorial last wi>Dk. "It I get an opportunity," Suavely .sold, "[ am going (o bring thu matter up for illscii.-aloii al tli» Southern Conlerence couches'incel- Ing," | Bnitvfly !)oliit«d o)il (h« unllm- bama lortny revealed that lie nnrt Coach Bliilr cherry of THMM would exchinge films of their inn xniues before their t<«im!i clash In tli« SiiRftr Bowl Jun. 1. Cheriy i.s expelled lo proffer fllnn ol (Jib yeiu's Tcxwi-'rcxai ChrLitlan till in exchange for Hie movies of the Alabama-Louisiana Stat« gnin«. Southern Leogue Votei Strkter eligibility Ruin ROANOKE, Va,, D«, 13 (m>')_ 8(rict«r «!lglbllity r ule«, liicludlng xsUxatloji ot th« freshman rule and dltbvment of any player who ever made it professional agreement, at any ag«, wer« voted by the an- tra Urn* to brrnk a tie, Alexander, grid coach al Georgia Tech for many years and now ath- lelle director, said tho Ideft had been iircsenlcd to HID rules committee before but created lltlle Interest. lied iiibiUtutioi) rule would keep n lenm enough to play ex- nual meeting of me aoutlten Oco. fcrenoe yesterday. The /ruhman rule, ttttctt* 'ant July 1, bari from vanity plu aiw student who hu not been enioM and living »t the school for V full academic year, with exc*pUoB* made in the case of ttudenU ***** !««vltuj th« armed icrvicM. ~ ' • The rule regarding profeulcoAl agreements was an outgrowth «< the dispute* which arou mvnl moiitin ago about footbtll .pl»*n Charley (Ohoo Ohoo) JuiUc* ot North Carolina and Vernon Uor- gan of th» university of Rlohraond. Morgan signed a baseball oontrae* at the age of 14, and Jostlce (fen- ed » pao football contract while la scrvlfo but the agreement wu n*v- er approved. Opens «t 6:30 p.m.; Start* 7iM P.O. Tonight "Chaycnnc Takes Ovtr" with Al (1/ash) Larue and At IVunj) SI. John Serial: "Thr Hcariat IIorseni»n" Also Short* Saturday Mirlnile Show The Lone Wolf in Mexico Ktnrts H! 10:^ p,ni, ' with Grrnld Mollr, hrll« Rynn Alto Shorla Sunday and Monddy 'The Two Mrs. Co rolls'* with Humphrey Bo*;»rl, Barbam Unwyck and Alexis Smith Wanier-Pathc Ncwa Also Shorts New Theater Manila's Finest Hhuwi KVEKY NIGHT Box Opena Week Day» 1:00 p,m Matinee Suturdaj * Sunday p.m. Cnnt Showlni Sat.-Sun. SATURDAY 'THE LION'S DEN' With Tim Mr.t'oy Also Shorts Saturday Ow! Show "THE AMELO AFFAIR" wllh John Ilorilak and France! Glffurd Kekctrd Slinrls Sunday and Monday 'Romance of Rosy Ridge" with Van Johnson Selected Short BubjeeU BUVTHtVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Weekdayn Box Office Itpenji 8:30 p.m. Show Slarls «:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens 12:15 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Olfkt Openn ):*5 Show Starta 2:00 Friday & Saturday (Double Feature) "Under Nevada Skies" with Roy Rojen and Da IB Evan« "Strange Confession" with Ixin Chancy and Brendi Joyc« Stria! "Son of Zorro" Chipt«T 4 Alsn Cartoon Saturday Owl Show BUrls at 11:00 p.m. 'CRIMSON CANARY" with Noah B«ery Jr., I.oU Collier Serial: "Jungle Girl" Ka. S Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday (Double Feature) 'COURAGE OF LASSIE" with Tom t)rake and F,ll?abclh Taylor "THE PLAINSMAN AND THE LADY" with Bill Kllioll and Ver» RaUton Aljo News anil Cartoon DAVID B. ANDERSON MASON CONTRACTOR Brick Work ot Quality E. Davis St, Phone 4641 Come To Our TOYLAND! f r H'a the most complete toy ^ display in Blytheville. 16 In. TRICVC1.KS »9.9S Overland COASTKR WAGON ... »8.3S LOOK AT TH ISAM Kinds l>oll» ,.,.'...,|t.M »p Ooll BuRnl" H.SS •» Christmas Tree LIGHTS BLAN HEATH Auto & HOME SUPPLY ['hone 82ft 419 West Main Street FARM DITCHES DRAGLINE EXCAVATION R. M. HEUCHAN CONTRACTOR' Blytheville, Ark. P. O. Box 883 Phon. 4821 First National Insurance Agency FOR COMPLETE PROTECTION !-?: . i Phone 23 LI \ 108 North 2nd St. BILL WILSON CHARLES BITTNER Have You Tried Bowling? -4- Regulation 10 Pin Alleys! 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