The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 16, 1947
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'PACK SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARKJ COURIER Chick Captain Again Honored McFarland Named On All-State Team Picked by Gazette Playing in Bowls Becomes Something of Habit for Pop Mosley's Three Sons Who Have Made Grid History for B.H.S. and the U.$. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 194T football history will be la thi making In New Orlenu, L«., NBW Years Day. For wlisn Norman "Monk" Motley, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester "Pop" Mosley' of Blythe- vllle, Joins the University of Alabama's 'Orlinson Tide in battli Billy Wayiie McFarland, the 165- against the University of Texa* pound hard driving halfback and captain of the Blythcvlllc Chicks was chosen on the first squad of the Arkansas Gazette's 1947 Class AA high sclioo) sll-st.ite (earn which was announced this week. He was elec- tpi to the fullback slot. ;,Two other members of (he Clifcks, tickle Lloyd Koontz and guard Billy Bracey, were picked on the Gazette's third team and end Billy Bob Elliott and halfback Harold Traylor, received honorable mention. ;McFarland, who was mentioned ' on the second team of the Arkansas Athletic Association's mythical squad which is declared as the official alt- state team, received much praise from the Gazette's sports writers for his pile-driving backfleld work. In naming McFarland the Gazette said "The fullback Is Billy Wayne McFarland of the Blylhevllle Chicks. The line bucking and the end sweeps pi this 165-pound powerhouse gave many a team a hard evening." • Stven Schools Represented Seven schools. Liltle Rock, North Little Rock, Sublaco, Texarkann, El Dorado, Pine Bluff, and Blythe- vllle, were represented on the Gazette's first string with the champion Tigers from Little Rock dominating the team with three members. two on the first squad with the other schools placing only one. Three players from Scath Mississippi Schools received honorable mention on the Class A and B teams picked by the Little Rock newspaper. Billy 'Barber, guard of the Osccoln 6emlnoles, received honorable mention on the Class A team and QUOD Qeu, a guard for the Shawnee Indians of Joiner and Cat, center for the Kelser Yellowjackets, received similar honors on the Clnss B team. The Gazette's Class AA nil-state selections' were: Longhorns In the Sugar Bowl classic, it will make his family eligible to claim the title of being the first American family ever to have SODS participate In each of the four major bowl games. Monk I« Senior at Alabama "Monk", who fa * senior at AJa- bama and understudy to Harry Gilmcr, whcelhorse of the famed Crimson Tide team, has already participated In one bowl game, Miami's Orange Bowl In 1943, and his two brothers Herschci and Russell, have participated in three. Hcrsphel became the first ot the Moslcy,' clan to make a name for himself in th c football world when he followed ttie Crimson 'ride West in, 1938 to the Rose Bowl to do battle against the University of California's Golden Bears and then came Russell who played with the Tide against Texas A. and M. ID the Cotton Bowl game, and the following year he and "Monk" played for the Tide tn the Orange Bowl gaum when Alabama rolled over Boston College 19 to 0. It's Sugar Bowl on Jan. I That left the Moslcys with only one major bowl game hi which they did not have a son play, the Sugar Bowl, mid officials of the University of Alabama took care of that when Sublaco and El Dorado both placed"! they accepted a. bid to play in thc New Orleans game this year. Arkansas football fans will remember the Mosley brothers from the outstanding records they turned In while members of the Blythe- vllle High School Chicks. Their magnificent play while members Blytiieville's famous "football family," the three Mosley brothers,' Russell, left, Herscliel, center and Norman, right, shown with their' father, Sylvester "Pop 1 ' Mosley, coach oi the Blythevilie Junior High School papooses, will become eligible to claim one of the most unusual I titles in the history of American football New Year's Day when "Monk" Mosley, the youngest of the trio, plays with the University of Alabama In the Sugar Bowl. The Mosleys-will then become wliat js believed to of'the" Chicks won them the title i be the first family In the United States ever to have a member play ~ in all four of the nation's major bowl games. t three were mentioned on all-slate | never seen their sons play in a high school squads, all three were I bowl game despite the fact that' chosen on the All-Southern high [ they have participated in three, are i school jsqund anil Jill three played I milking plans for atteiifitiiR the Sii- of Blythevllle's "famous football family" and much respect in Arkansas prep football circles. Parents Plin to Attend Tile thing that makes the Mos- leys' outstanding record even more remarkable Is thc fuel that they were all three captain of the Chicks I left halfback lor Alabama. IB gar owl game this year, provided *irst Jcam-ends-JacK wiikins ol.- durmg tndr ll(gn sc hool days, all! Mr. and Mrs, Mosley, who have Until they can obtain tickets Little Rock, nnd Horace windham of -—_ _ , —— , . El Dorado; tackles-Buddy Edwards: of TeSarkana anrt Frert Williams of j Seven Immovable ObjtCtS RobertS CflnnV .^.^nS^"* IHKijTo Test Line Strength ' '. 7 center-Bob Briley, of North Little On Powerful MuitanQS Rock; backs-Kermit Tracy of LHUcj ^ Rock, Billy Bob Jnmes of El Dorado, STATE COLLEGE. Pa., Dec. 16, Bill Bodle of Pine Bluff and Billy Wayne McFarland of Blythevilie. Second team-ends-Val Zuniga of Subiaco and Bill Judd of Camden; Is Of Mat Tussle (UP)— Unbeaten and untied Penn State pitted its hopes today on its mighty line—the nearest thing In football ' ... The mat duo of Red Roberts and Bill Canny' pounded their way Teams to See Action Tonight Jansen of Giants Leads National Contract is Let For Big Stadium Oklahoma City Firm - Buft Lew OR Store's Memorial Project LITTLE ROCK, Arlc., Dec. It. (tTP) —Arkansas seemed assured today of a big time football stadium by next season, following the award- Ing of I tS69,M9 contract to til* Harmon Construction Company of Oklahoma City, Okla. General Manager H. L, Walters of the Harmon company said today his firm will start purchasing necessary materials Immediately, and construction will begin as soon as the equipment can be brought to Little Hock. Quick Kayo NEW -YORK, Dec, 16. (UP)-Mex- kan Nava Esparza was so dawd by hfe two-punch M-second knockout last night that he thought he was a handler, not * lighter. After being helped out of the ring after the 10-count, he seized his own waterbucket and climbed back In with it to await the next fighter. Esparza lost his bout to Rocco Rossano of Brooklyn In :26 of the first round, the quickest main event kayo In the history of St. Nicholas extra sections of teats. The commission proposed to finance the construction of the stadium through sale of bonds. One half million dollars has beea subscribed by Little Rock backers, and another quarter million was expected to be subscribed by the rest of the state—with the offer o[ prl- Walleni said he could "practical- orlty on tickets in return. be ready for games. Jy guarantee" Arkansas fans that their war memorial stadium would next season's big In accepting the Harmon bid yesterday, the Stadium Commission deleted several items, with the option that they could be put back In the contract within the next 30 days if desired. The deletions brought down the original base bid of Jl.170,000. The items which were excluded temporarily include floodlights and /THE TOPS through the final two falls to claim Blythevillc's four cage teams, the —. , _ ... _ , •_ i il inej>ii*ittiiy uiuiia i/uv> t* iui Charles Smith of El Dorado; backs-1 fonvarrt waU c!in check the Mus- Bobby Scott of Jonesboro; Joe Cruse - (nilM . ofu , nslvB R5 we ll as it has of Texarkana, Gene Lambert of cvcrv OH(! „, ils ninc rcgl ,, al , season Fayelteville, and Jesse Yates of opponents. Coach Bob Hlgglns.and : ! his team figure they'll neert to " North Little Rock. COLUMBIA '••SWING CO. ST. LOUIS The 1947 legislature authorized the state'to purchase hall a million dollars in stadium bonds, but no action has been taken as yet by the state to purchase the bonds. - However, there was a possibility lhat the state might consider the purchase at the next meeting of the Board of Fiscal Control Wednesday. * New Theater Manila's Finest Showi EVERY NIGHT Box Opens Week Day* 7:00 p.» Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Coiit- Showing Tuesday "ZENOBIA" with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy Also Sliorl Subjcct« Wednesday & Thursday "Spirit of West Point" with Doc Blanchard and Glenn Uavto Also Selecrea Shorts BLVTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Weekdays Box Office Opens 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens 12:15 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 Tuesday 'The Ghost Goes Wild" with Edward Evareii Horton and Kuth Kelly Also Selected Short Subjects Wednesday Thursday DOUBLE FEATURE "Spoilers of the North" with Paul Kelly and Evelyn Ankers and "Senorita from the West' with Alien Jones and Bonita Granvlile Serial: "Daughter of Don <J." Chapter 2 Two Chicks on Third Tc:im j only once, or twice at tile most, to Third tenm-eiids-John 'Webb of w »» 'he big bowl clash at Dallas. Llttle Rock nnd Jack Ray of Hope; taclrels-Lloyd Koontz of Blythevilie •rid ' T. Canady. ot El Dorado; guards-Bob Wntts of Fordycc and Billy Bracey of Blythevilie; center- Henry Fitzgibbons, of Little Rock; , backs-George Thomasson of Hot I Dorado, Oliver of Little Rock, Rca- Springs, Junior Barber of Van Bu- ga n of Texarkana and Vcrnon of ren, Kenneth Carter ot Little Rock (Suliiaco. Centers-Reaves of Camden, Nitlnny Lions compiler! the best defensive record in the nation. Penn State's line, averaging 203 In coining up with their first perfect football season in 35 years, the I through thc second fait with case j with the Chicks meeting" the""souui ! «nd Bill SuUon of Hope. Honorable Mention-ends-Burns of North Liltle Rock, Tate of Van Buren, Bales of Hot Springs, BJilukncr of Russellville, B. Elliott of Blythe- vilie and Holmes of Harrison. Tackles-Oarrclt of Hope, Wells »!id Rhyne of Fort Smith, Garllng- ton of El Dorado, Drake of Fayettc- Tille, Peugh of Pine Bluff and Gladish of Springrtale. Burris of Rmsellvltle Weiburg of Van Buren and Jim Fltzshnmoiu of Subiaco. Backs-Lamphere ami C. Hnllum of Camden, Henry of Harrison, Lewis and Louge of Fayctteville, Wright and Piiqua of Liltle Rock, Lcrtbet- 'ter of Fordyce, Wiilren and Hoffman of Subtaco. Hoffman, Ncase and Rlcnrte.n of North Little Rock, RIs- inger and B. Ballard of El Dorado, Guards-Woodyear Zakrewsld of jScanlon of Port Smith and Traylor North Little Rock, Harmon of El'of Blythevilie. nnd captured the third and dccid- ! Side "A" team and the Papooses ing round without too much Iron- taking on the freshmen from Mein- blc. Long and Williams won (lie first round in 22 minutes* with Long phis School. The first game scheduled to get underway at seven o'clock. eliminating Roberts In 20 minutes i Both the Chicks and the Paps will with flying head scissors and n body pin and Williams took cnrc of Canny two minutes later in the same manner. But that was the end of their glory for Roberts and Canny opened a comeback attack in the second fall that was .second to none. be after victory No. 3 tonight, having won their first two games of the new season. Tonight's contest will be thc second meeting between the Clucks and the Scrappers of South Side, Thc two teams met in Memphis last Friday night and the Chicks emerged victorious by a 36 to 28 They captured the second round In 'score 18 minutes with Roberts cltmlnat- j Crach Jiimc ,, ,, is!)I , r lu(llc ., lec| lo . hig Long in 16 minutes with n sun t day that he wm]ld ( t , , , board and Canny defeated Williams | taellp , n t 0 ,, igll f s game T]ie ,= tart . Y^^w^A^^rL™ at ?±^ ien B anBd ^ zs^xjssz ss x^ r ^(?r* omity took care of Williams in io min- , W hllp tiVpir h, ti,» V utcs with a surf board only to be I t n klnc r nrl f t) L i"™? f,' e nli,nin»trrt Iwn minntp, l.K-r with , i?. k '" B ™ re _ o( ti ™ home front, the eliminated two minutes later with sion five niinute.s later. Ill the two one-fall preliminary matches Roberts defeated Williams in 13 minutes with ». body pin and Long won over Canny in 10 minutes with flying head scissors and a body pin. Blythevilie Squaws and the "Bees' Purgatory, Alaska, and Hell, Norway, both have cold climates, and Blythevilie teams will meet teams from (lie host school in the first round play, the Squaws meeting the Shawnee girls at 8:30 and the "Bees' taking on the Shawnee boys at 9:30 Probable starting lineup for the Squaws is Sue Widner, Bobble Whl- i?es disclosed today. Janscn, who reported to the Giants after winning 30 anrt dropping six with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League in 1946, found major league hitters only slightly more difficult and racked triumphs against five losses during 1047. Span. 25-year-old Buffalo, N. Y., fast-ball wizard, permitted only 87 rnr.s, 75 of which were earned, '290 innings while winning 21 games and losing 10. His won-lost percentage of .617 was fifth best in the league. Spindly Ewcll Blackwcil, Cincinnati's nioimrt ace. garnered most of ^the other hurling laurels, however. The San Dimas. Calif., rlghl-hand- ci won the most, games, 22, pitched Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Starts 1:00 p.m- Tonight 'King of Wild Horses" with Preston Foster, Gail Patrick Serial: "The Seahound Also Shorts Wednesday & Thursday "Our Hearts Were Growing Up" with Gall Russell, Diana l.jnn, Brian Donlevy Fox Movietone ?s'ew» Also Short Subject! RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: , , lie in approximately the same lat- Ho °P cr «»d Edna Overman at ...... ' - I guards. The "Bees" will probably __ start Carl Wyntt and R. O. Bclk- Itude of the far north. pounds from end to end, yielded an jnap at forwards, Jim Berry at cen- average ot only 17 yards per game | ter, and Carl Prankum and Don In rushing all season. Three of i Bcshearse at guards. State's opponent!! — Pitt, Syracuse ' and Colgate—were held to minus Great Salt Lake, Utah, contains thc most complete games, 23, registered the most strikeouts. 193, and authored the circuit's sole no-hit, no-run game against the Boston Braves on June 18. His 16 consecutive victories represented the longest winning streak ever put together by a right-hander in modern National League annals. Blackwell's record of 22 victories and eight defeats gave him a percentage of .733, third highest in thc loop, nnd'his earned run average of 2.47 was second only to Spahn's. . . _ Ralph (The Hawk) Branca senhunl and Lounell Overman at Brooklyn and Johnny Sain, lank forwards and Ann White, Ruth [ Bo.iton right-hander, were the only ' other 20-game winners league, both of them winning 21 and dropping 12 for a .636 percentage. rushing tot'als-on the ground. I 5.000,000,000 tons of salt. Scotland to Them Scotland Is called "SotimaK" In (he Magyar language, "Skotsko" In Czeclioslovnkinn. "Iskocyn" In Turkish, and "Szkocja" in Polish. We stock and install precision-engineered Inter- nationa] Truck pam-jujt like the originals in International Trucks. They fit and stand up. 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