The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1947 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 15, 1947
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PACK EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) qpURIER NEWS Blytheville Pap Halfback Rated High-Scorer in All-Arkansas Junior High School Grid Nay Charles "Buff" Lotes, hard-running haUbnck and chief ground gainer: of the Blytheville Junior High School Papooses, was chosen aj * backfield member of, the 'Arkansas Athletic Association's AJI-SUU* Junior High School football sqimd which was released yesterday. •Lutes, who scored 24 touchdowns and four extra points din inn the regular season play for a total of 148 points, was also awarded Honors as the state's highest scorer. * Bbbtiy Stage of North Little Rock, was the closest man to Lutes tt'lth 11 touchdowns and two extra points tor a tofal of 68 points. . Three other members of the 1917 • ^Papooses, guard Jerry Phillips, quarterback Mel Hay and fullback Robert Reid, received honorable mention on the associations mythical eleven. Only one all-state team was picked' by the AAA through H poll of all junior high school coaches in the state. Players picked by the coaches for berths on the second and Third teams were lilted among those receiving honorable mention, Final Year with l'ap» . Lutes, who witnessed his final year as a member of the Papooses this Pall, received much praise from members of the Arkansas Athletic Association and various coaches throughout the state. This was his first year as a member of the Paps backfleld having played in the line his other two years. His 148 points is believed to be an nll- tlme record for an individual junior high school player. The all-slat* team picked by the AAA Is as follows: Ends—Bill Blackburn, Norlh Little Rock and James Vaughn, Joijcsboro; tackles —Drew Clements, West side Little Rock,,and Hoberl. Hamilton; yuards —Robert Ballon, Malvern and Roll- by Ryder, nusscllvllle; center — Jimmy cauthoron, Enst Side Little Hock; backs—Bobby Stage, North Little Rock, Jimmy Holmes. Pine Bluff, Buddy Jones, Hot Springs, and Charles Lutes, Blythsvilc. Honorable mention—line—Davis, RisoJi; Green and Bailey, Malvern; Pryor and Rnmscy, Fort Smith; Whltten and Hampton. North Little Rock; Sheets, Hot Springs; Glover. East Side Little Rock- Jerrv Phillips, Blytheville; and Clippy Westbrook, Jonesboro. Backs — Glowers, Pine Bluff; Neighbors and Bradford. West Sid Little Rock; Williams. Lake Village; Bates. Hot, Springs; llolmnii. East Side LIUIe Rnck; Knight, Malvern; Bird, North Little Rock: Howden, niissellvlllc; Yielding. Jonesboro; Robert Reid and Mel Hny, Blythe- vllie. Ten I.r;irlinjf Scorers The 10 leading scorers of Race to Nowhere Is Right MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1047 Charley llcrgna, left, of the American team anil Marcel Guimbreliero of France hold Ihcir heads :is they instv soill in (i six-day race at the Cleveland Arena. Bergna was badly bruised, Guiinbrcliere went to e beside their nicyclei :.fter ;\ .lospilal with firain concussion. Grudge Bout Arranged by •Mat Promoter slate were: Player Charles Lutes Botby StngB Jake Glowers Jimmy Holmes Paul Neighbor! Leon Bates Billy Bird Eddie Bradford Jerry Yielding Team Blytheville fJo. Little Rock Pine BlulT Pine Bluff West Side L. R. Hot Springs North Little Rock West Side L. R. Jonesboro ^ Tl) 24 11 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 KP 4 1 4 2 2 1 1 0 4 the TnUI 148 6fi 4G 44 32 31 31 30 28 Revenue will be Hie keynote ol tonight's Ing match In the Lc- , glon Arena when Tiger Long and lllc stalc football playoff Eddie Williams pair off In a spc-i CInss AA learns lull not Arkansas' Big 16 in High School Football Seeks New Playoff Policy LITTLE HOCK, Dec. 15—Members of the Arkansas (Big 16) High School Athletic Conference at a meeting here Saturday, voted to remain organized on a standby basis while they seek improvements in system for to award cial bout with "Red Roberts and conference championships In nny William Canny. """•"" Chicks Practice For Return Tilt With Memphians With two straight victories in as many starts tucked away in tlielr trophy case, the BlyUievllle 'High School Chlckasaws will begin preparations this afternoon for their return engagement with the South Sid« Scrappers at Haley Field gym tohiorrow night. Th« Chicks downed the Scrappers tn' a pair of game* Friday night, the "A" squad whining by a 36 to M §oor« and the "B" squad victors by » 33 to'14 margin. However the "B" squad will not see action on the horn* court tomorrow night. Coach Walter Davis' Papooses will meet the South Side freshmen In the preliminary same while the Chick "Bees" and the Squaws are ««ing action in the Shawnee invitational tournament. This will alto be the third start for the Paps *nd they will be seeking their third win. The Chick "B" squad and the Squaws will meet teams from Shawne« in the Invitational tourney In Joiner tomorrow night. Both teams •were entered In the tourney last. y«ar but met with'little success. Coach James Fisher of the Chicks will send his squad thnJugh a light workout this afternoon- and probably another tomorrow. This afternoon's session probably wiil be limited to extensive ball handling and foot work drills with a short scrimmage following. SE Conference Champs Considered as 'Annual Sugar Bowl Participants BILOIX, Miss., Dec. 15. (UP) — Talk of an agreement Hint would put the Southern Conference football champion Into New Orleans' Jan, 1 sugar Bowl name every year grew stronger here today the annual SEC meeting into its final day. Sam Corenswet, president of Hie Sugar Bowl, asked 3EC officials to lame a committee to meet with the New Orleans group to talk over ticket matters" connected with :he bow] game. It was generally believed thnt such talks might include discussions a permanent agreement between the conference and the Sugar Bowl to make the SEC champion the host team each year. • • Corenswet pointed out thht SEC teams have been Invited 'to the Sugar Bowl in 11 or its 14 past post-season games. tea blrd» travel Inland, away from the sea, farther than they travel out to sea, away from land Tonight's special match was booked following a challenge issued by Long who is seeking to revenge a broken hand received during n match with Canny several ycnr.'i ago which led to his induction Into the Armed Services. The 1 broken hand caused Long to lose his defense job with a Baltimore, Md., shipbuilding concern thus voiding Ills • exemption from the draft and making him eligible for induction. Since his release from the service two years ago, Long has been attempting to re-schedule a match with Canny. But the going won't be easy for Long for Canny will have his favorite cronnic Robe Us on hand to give him asslslancn in the grudge battle. Danny and Roberts have been performing as a a mat team for years and are reatcd as one of the most dangerous dubs in the business. The beginning of -the fireworks is expected in the main preliminary when. Canny and Long have the ring nil to themselves. Williams and Roberts will square off In the second prelim merely as a warm- up before the expected explosion comes in the main event. Manila Cagers to Play Benefit Game- Tomorrow Manila's senior hoys and girls cage teams will be hosts tostcams! from Monette at 7:30 tomorrow night in a benefit game sponsored by the Lions-Club. Proceeds from the game will go to the Goodfellows fund. Admission has been set at $1. Tile Manila five has won ^scven games and lost one. They downed Bay 27 to 22 Friday. Moncltc lost to Leachville by a three-point margin last week. Football Teams To Be Feted at Annual Banquet The annnnl foollmll banquet for members of the Blytheville junior and senior high school squads given by the Chickssaw Athletic Club will be held Wednesday night at 8 o'clock in the dining room of the Blytheville High School it was announced today by C. G. Redman, president of the drib. Walter Stewart, sports editor of ie Memphis Commercinl Appeal, ill be the mnin speaker with Mii- icipa! Judge Grahnin Sudbllry us inster of ceremonies. Mr. Redman lid. Short talks nnii relwrls will Iso he made by \V. B. Nicholson, iperinlcndent of schools. Concurs irmnn Bymim, Walter Davis and op Mostey. LeUcrmi;ii of both junior and The Conns Gloris-Mnrls, n rare, is worth S800 a .specimen. YOUR FOR TRUCK PRRTS We stock and install precision-engineered International Truck parts-just like the originals in International Trucks. They faandstand up. That's why they're your best bet-just as any service done in our shop is your best bet, because our skilled mechanics use International-Approved equipment for testing and service, and follow International Approved methods and practices. So bring you trucks to us for parts and seivke that produce truck operating profits. .\=k \ HTERNATIONAL £ * 3/ 2 . SOUTH 2£L° Sfi sports. Representatives from mcmbin- schools met in clased se.ssioti Bat- urdiiy ruid following that mooting Conference President Ben Mayo of Fort Smith aiftioimccd thai "wo I eel the conference is dead :is an operating unit, but we decided to remain organized as sort, of an advisory group to help the Arkansas Athletic Association iron out unsatisfactory features of Use play- oil systems," He said thai representatives from all Class AA .schools in the state would be invited to meet with tlio conference here Jnn. 10 to formulaic proposals for ".some play-off system more acceptable to the large schol.s." Representatives from member schools present mt Saturday's meeting listed Tour principal objections to the present play-off system. They \verc: / 1. The Arkansas Athletic Assodfi- lion claims too large a percentage of playoff receipts (nothing from first-round games, 25 per cent of the net gate of second-round games and 30 per cent of the net gate of the finals: Season Too Loriff 2. The sea soil is too long, making the game too/hard on young athletics and interfering with other sports, i 3. High school football is commercialized nnri there is loo much pressure brought on coaches to get their -teams into the playoffs, and, 4. Teams don't like to piny each other twice—once iti the regular .season and again in the playoffs, ns has been the case in several instances this year. There \vrro sonic indications from usually reliable sources that a forma I Ion of a smaller conference mnde up of larger schools would be a "last resort" if the play-off system could not be revised to the satisfaction of these schools, 'Fourteen of the 20 class A A schools In the state a IT members of (he Arkansas Conli'rence. They arc: Pine Bluff. E\ Dorado, CnimUni, Hope, Texarkana. Smackocer, For dyce, Lilllc Rock, North Little Rozk, Pi. Smith, Hot Springs, Rus- sellvlile, Blytheville mid Jonesboro. Demaret Is Leading Links Money-Winner By Carl I.iindquist (United Press Sports Writer) MIAMI. Fla., Dec. 15 (UP)—This may be a new, golf season, but that man Jimmy Dcmaret was out In front again today as the leading money-winner among the professionals, taking up where he left otf last season. Dcmaret, the fashion plate from Ojaf, Cal., earned $2,000 for his victory hi the $10,000 Miami Open tournament yesterday'and that, added to the $1,400 he received for finishing second in the Orlando Open last week, put him back in first place in the pro field after the first two toLirnnmcnts of the new .season. Today is the beginning of the holiday season for the big-name golfers, who will not appear again until the Los Angeles Open, Jan 2-5. Purity Code For Athletes Strengthened DALLAS, Tex,. Dec. 15. (UP)The faculty committee of the Southwest Conference htive adopted a slightly more stringent "purity code" for athletes of member schools than that of the national ollcgiate athletic association, it * r as disclosed today. No outside remunerative jjobs or athletes are permitted dming he school year with scholarships onsisting only of employment providing board, room and laundry, for will the athletes be permitted "i accept gifts • be "lavishly The executive secretary of the conference was given power to lame an Investigating committee, initiate an inquiry of his own concerning any questionable activities. He is to study and make Seminoles Divide Twin Games With Wilson Cagers OSCEOLA, Dec. 15—Tile Oscecln ominolcs split a double-header :i*ket'jall game Saturday night vith two teams jvom Wilson High School the girls losing by a 24 to 5 score and the boys winning by n 35 to 24 count. Ami White, forward for the Os- :eoia girls scored all of 1 the Sem- noles points to lead the field in icoring. Eugene Shaneyfelt led the boys with 10 iwints followed ere WLscinan with 9. Both the boys and girls teams will participate In the Shawnce nvilajional tourney which eel* underway in Joiner tomorrow night. no the annual report, of the Bly- icvillc High School Athletic As- ociation will also be given. Reservations of persons desiring attend the banquet will be ac- eptcd by either President Redman C. \V. Afllick, secretary, up until onlglit. ' 'wo Independent Cage lames Are Scheduled Two imli'pcndcntr basketball nines are scheduled to be played l the Blytheville Armory tonight vtlh \he Hays Store five meeting he Holland Independents in tho irst game and the Wakcticld Ser- icc Station team meeting Stcele n the nightcap. Both the Hays Store team and he Wakeficld Service Station five are members o( the Blytheville Y's "lity Basketball League and th<s 'Gunman' Fires At Ballet Dancers With Air Rifle; One Girl Is Hit LONDON. Dec. 15 (UP)— Po,lid reported today the of a balcpny gunman who shot (in nir rifle slui into the shoulder of a 2t-ycar-olc blonde ballet dancer. Vcra Valciv line', but failed to disrupt the per formnnce. Miss Valentine was shot Saturda> night as she slithered into a split in the finale of the "Ballet Pnri- slenne" in a suburban London theater. The slug, she said, hit her shoulder with the kick of a mule. Blood flowed across her sequin-studded brassiere and trickled down to the Hawaiian snsh that covered her hips. All she heard, she said, was a faint "swish." Miss Valentine finished her performance and then rushed to a hos- Turquoise is supposed to be a ucky stone, bjit, only when ceived as n gift. lug noises during the performanc, but none was hit. However, several pellets were found on the stage. Mississippi Cagers Bow to Bloodhounds The Arkansas Bloodhounds, led by center Wlllard Tilley, defeated the Boonevllle, Mis«. Tornadoes 48 to 44 on the Armory court here in their first gam* against Mid-South Semi-Pro League competition. Tilley paced the Bloodhounds in scoring racking up 13 points and it wa* his: field goal from coffin corner In. the last two minutes of play tljat put the Hounds In front where they remained for the rest of the game. M. B. Rowan/ center for the Tornadoes, led both teams in scoring with 22 points. Thr two teams battled neclc and neck until th« final two'minut when Tllley'8 field goal put the Bloodhounds in front. The Tornadoes led n to 14 »t the end of the first period, 2fi to 24 at halftlme and trailed 42 to 37 at the end ol the third period. Box Score i Bloodhounds Pos. Stevens (2) P Holman (11) P Tilley (13) C Smith (8) G Malone (2) ' Q Substitutions: Bloodhounds — Henson (12), and Blackwell. Booneville . H. Rowan (8) Burnett (6) M. Rowan (22) Baker (8) Patterson Military Notables Wage War on Arkansas Ducks Arkansas from Memphis where h« ihe guest of Col. Everett R. Cook, who was on the general's staff during the war. Spualz made a week-end visit to Col. Howard Stovall, of Stovall, Miss., also a former member of his war staff. More than one-half of the population of 28 of (he 48 states lived in rural areas in 1940. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: Monday and Tuesday Gen. carl Spaatz, Army Air Forces chieftain, and Gen Jonathan M. Wainwright, of Bataan fame were hunting in Arkansas today Walnwrighfs duck hunting expedition settled down at Stutt- such as clothing ! gart, scene of Saturday's national entertained." | duck calling contest. Spaaatz crossed the river into recommendations for penalties to the faculty committee. The penalties may apply to the school or the individual, or both. For gift or guest — SCHENLEY IsA Wekomed Treat DOROTHY LAMOUR ROBERT PRESTON ILOYD NOLAN Arkansas DESERVES THE BEST .Vakefield team is lending the League with two wins against no|pltal to have the pellet removed. The Hays Store quintet tied j Police searched the theater. Tl second place with one win against one loss. The first game is scheduled to get underway at 1 o'clock with the sec- same following Immediately. They found no clue to the assailant, but deducted the gunman must havo fired from the balcony. Several other members of the troupe also reported hearing swisli- \Vc Give Von BOURBON At its nest STRA'IGHT from KENTUCKY • 100 I'rortf Sour Mash Ask For It at YOUR PACKAGE STORE ELLDWSTDNE BOTTLED IN BOND Also Black Libel— 00 Proof Barrett Hamilton, Inc. Distributor, I.lltle Kix-k BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserred Seats on Sale al the Legion Arena from fi p. m. Every Monday tVDULTS 45c — CHILDREN I5c Monday, Dee. 15th <' r " included) ' BOX SKATS 1iic EXTRA TAG MATCH """'"""""""^""""••""••"•'"•••"""-""'•-•'----••----•••-•••••.•••••»» Eddie Williams and Tiger Long versus Bill Canny and Red Roberts PHONES63 _JL_ ALSO TWO 1-FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Tiger Long vs, Bill Canny Eddie Williams vs. Red Roberts Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Starts 7:00 p_ra. Tonight "The Two Mrs. Carolls" with Bumphrey Bogart, Barbara lanwyck and Alexis Smith Warner-Pat he News Also Shorts New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVER* NIGHT HOT Ojtns Week Days 7:00 n.m itlntinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Conl Showing Remember—every guest, likes SCHENLEY'S SUNNY-MORNING FLAVOR ... and in its distinguished holiday carton Schenley is AMERICA'S MOST . DISTINGUISHED GIFT! Tonight "Romance of Rosy Ridge" with Van Johnson Selected Sbrcrt Subjects A Tuesday "ZENOBIA" with Stan Laurel anil Oliver Hardy Also Short Subjects SCHENLEY FOR SUNNY MORNING FLAVOR Enjoy America's Kincsl Whiskey Today Rare Pre-War Quality Blended Whiskey 86 proof. 65% grain neutral spirits. 01947, Schenley Distillers Corp., N.Y.C. BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY Weekdays Box Office Opens 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Of fire Opens '14:45 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 (Double Fc.ilurc) "COURAGE OF LASSIEMi with ^' Tom Drake and KHiahcth Taylor "THE PLAINSMAN AND THE LADY" with Bill Elliott and Vcra Ralston . Also News and Cartoon Tuesday The Ghosr Goes Wild" with K^.ward Evareil Hoilon and Ruth Kelly Also Selected Short Subject)

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