The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 19, 1947 · Page 13
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 19, 1947
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1047 Chicks Go After 4th Cage Victory Blytheville Quintet To Meet Memphions In Gymnasium Tonight Coach James Ft. Pislicr's Blylhc- ville Ciiicknsaws, undefeated in ^their first three stalls, will go after •|calp NO. 4 tonight when they tan- 8le wlili the strong Messick High Panthers of Memphis at the Haley Reid cymnasutm. Off to a flying start, the Chicks have bowled over their first three opponents, defeating osceola soundly 57 to 37 In their first game of the season and then went on to take two straight from the South Side Scrappers of Memphis both by decisive scores. But the going is not expected to be so easy tonight as all reports coming fro:n the Bluff city Indicate that the Panthers are one of the leading pre-season favorites of tlie Memphis Prep league. The Panthers last year wer e one of the top teams In the Memphis league nnrt are expected to rank high again this year. The Chicks tapered off their pro-game drills with a long workout yesterday afternoon. Coach Fisher cent his squad through a long session of passing and floor work and then divided his team Into two squads for a long scrimmage. The Tribe mentor probably will field hU regular starting lineup with Dudley Hardy and Bob Mullen working at forwards. R. B. Hodge at center, and Billy Bob Elliott and Dennie Gentry at guards. Squaws to Play Gosncll Tn a preliminary game the Blytheville Squaws, the senior girl squad, will take on the Gosnell High School girls team. The Squaws are still looking for their first victory of the season having lost four Jkralght games. ^•However the squaws have shown improvement all along and are now beginning to whip Into shape. Coach Nancy Ponder's girl dropped their best game of the season , last week to the Shawnee Indians In a 38 to 31 thriller. The Squaws probably will-start June Stlres, Lounell Overman and Bobble Whlsenhunt at forwards and Edna Overman, Ann White and Ruth Hopper at guards in tonight's contest. The first game is scheduled to fet underway at 7:30. BLYTHEVILLB (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS Kiner Piles Up Top Slugging Ole Miss Record Percentage in National Loop " " ~""' ' By Milton Rlchman (United I*r«s Sports Writer) NEW YORK. Dec. 19 (UP) — Ralph Kiner of the Plr.ilcs tilled tip the highest slugging percentage in the National League during 19*7 and Johnny Mfzc of the Giants copped the rims-batted-!n crown In the same type of spirited duel which marked their race for home run honors, the official averages revealed today. Kiner and Mlze, who wound up In a deadlock for the home of Kiner and Mlze, only four National League players were able to bat In 100 or more runs. Catcher Walker Cooper of Ihe Giants drove In 122 runs, llob Elliott of the Braves, 113, Wfllnrd Mnr- shnll of the Glnnls, 107, and Ocorge OVhitey) Kurowskl of the Cardin- nals, 104. Enos Slaughter of the Cardinals, winner of Ihe runs-bal- ted-ln title with 130 in 1946, batted In only 86 last season. Cooper, who came back In 1947 --- _. uu .. , u> mt llvmf; null „ ,, . ,^j ..... --- --.. leadership with 51 each had long- ' " *••"»'«"» ] ^6 season, was ac a ong- distance hitting honors vlrtunllv „. ln i to themselves. The blond Pittsburgh outfielder registered a slugging percentage oj .639, the figure being determined upon the percentage of extra base hits made, Miz«, second In slugging witn .614, topped Kiner In runs-batlcd-In with 138, the Buccaneer belter finishing second with 127 The 25-year-old Kiner, from Ala- hambra, Calif., collected the most total bases 361 and Mlze was barely a base behind with 360. Outside , iwcentage with .680, followed by Kurowskl, .544, Marshall .528, and Elliott, ,517. The squnre-jawed Giant receiver also wns third In total buses with 30?. Hank Qrccnbcrg of the Pirates, plnyiiiK his first season In the taa- tlonnl League, drew the most walks 104, but finished with only a .478 slugging percentage mid ^^ runs baited in. Runnerup to Hammering Htink In bases on balls was Pee W<.o Reese, Brooklyn shortstop, who coaxed 102 passes. Distribution of Sugar Bowl Tickets Under Fire NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 19. (UP)— In spite of growing pressure lor an explanation, it was not expected yesterday • that the Mid-Winter Sports Assn., would make public the exact distribution of Sugar Bowl tickets until after the Texas- Alabama game on New Year's Day. Sugar Bowl president Sam Cor- enswct disclosed yesterday that .the k Universities of Texas and Alabama got 24,600 of the rare tickets. Another 21,000 presumably were offered to holders of stadium bonds. But Corenswet Indicated it would not be possible to release the fuU distribution story until alter the next meeting ol the association, to be held Jan. 2 or Jan. S. The heaviest pressure for an explanation came from the New Orleans Monday Quarterbacks' Club The Sugar Bowl seat* 72,000. There were no bank failures in 'the United States during 1945, for the first time in 75 years. There I» no substitute for Safety. Wakefield Five Bolsters Lead In 'Y' League The Wakefield Service' Station quintet strengthened its hold on first place in the Blytheville Y's City Basketball League standings by nosing out the Loy Eich Chevrolet Company five, last year's league champions, by a 28 to 24 score at the Armory last night. The Service quint held a 15 to 7 lead at halftlme but the champion Etchers staged a rally In the third quarter and matched their opponents point for point during the last half. Bill Rakestraw, center for the Etchers, led both teams In point making with 12 followed by Paul Llpford of Wakefield with eight. In other games played last night, Hays Store remained In the first half running by handing the Simpson Oilers their third straight de- Icat to tht tune of 43 to 28 score. The win left the Grocers in a two- way tie with Playmore Billiards for No. 2 spat in the standings. Bill Meharg of the Grocers was highpoint man for this game with H tallies, followed closely by Jac'c Duclos with 13. . In the final game, the PJaymore Billiard five, paced by forward Marlon Gay who scored 14 points turned back the improved Ark-Mo Kilowatters 40 to 24. Johnson center for tlie Kilowatters,' led his team In scoring with 12 points. Box scores: First Game Wakefield (28) POS. Loy Eich (24) Alexander (4) C. Harris (1) Lip ford (8) Poff (1) Morris (3) F C G G Fisher' (3) Lute, 1 ! (1) Rakestraw U2> Armstrong (5) Chaflin (2) Substitutions: Wakefield — W. Harris <2), Reagan, Boles (5), and E. Harris (3). Loy Eich— Hicks (1), and Dill. . Second Game Hays Store (43 Pos. Simpsons (28) Meharg (14) F j. Duclos (13) Bunch (13) F L. Duclos Pierce (9) C McCrary (3) William (5) G Duclos (10) Chapman (2) Q smith (21 Third Game Playmore (40) Pos. . Ark-Mo (24) F V C G <H) DeLong <13) Pope (7) Jernigan (Sj Da l' Substitutions: Playmore-^Johnson (4), Davis and Wilson. Ark-Mo — Moore, Roush, Bishop, and Walters. Howard (81 Vfilson (2) Johnson (!') Harris Besharse (2) Former Memphis Chick Manager Sued By Relative MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 19. IUP) —A $100,000 damage suit was on file In federal court yesterday agiiinst James Thompson (Doc) Prothro, former Memphis Chicks baseball team manager, charging that he and his wife alienated the alfections wife. of their son from hl» We stock and install pretision-etiginecred International Truck parts-just like the originals in International Trucks. They fit and stand ,<p. That's wh)- they're your best bet-just as any service done in our shop is your best bet, because our skilled mechanics use International-Approved equipmeni for testing and service, and follow International- Approved methods and practices. So bring your trucks to us for parts and service that produce u-uck operating profits. 3/2 SOUTH SOP ST. PHONE863 Thc suit was brought by Mrs. Aim Goriti Prothro, won a Chancery Court divorce from James T. (Tommy) Prothro, Jr., on Oct. 30. Mrs. Prothro charged that her husband's parents harbored an "Intense dislike" for her and maliciously sought to prejudice" his mind against her. The suit alleged (hat the cider Prothros endeavored by "subtle connivances and contrivances" to misrepresent the younger woman to her husband, starting in 1945. Mrs. Prothro charged that her parents-in-law broke up a possible reconciliation during the last 90 days of her marriage. The younger Prothros were married Nov. 29, 1941. They hove one Boosts Rating of Delta Bowl Game OXFORD. Miss,, Dec. It. (UP) — 'Wny back Inst Spring the mention of the University of Mississippi football leaiu raised lew temperatures, even in the state of rmidcaU and magnolias, and nobody had ever heard of tlie Delta Bowl at nil. Misery must have loved company. Mississippi and the Delta Bowl hitched their wagons to each oth er's stars In a mutual assistant pact without precedent In the an nils of bowl games. Long befor the opening of the season, Missis slppl guaranteed to present 111 Rebels in tlie Inauguriil Delia Bov, at Memphis Jan. 1. The resulting inBS-to-rlclies slo ty, however, qualified as tops fo the football season. With mi ele gant Mississippi team comin through to win eight of Its lo game and Ihe Southeastern Conterenci championship, the Delta Dowl hat little trouble snaring Texas Clirls tlan as an opponent. The Horned Frogs celebrated the signing cere monies by going out to the South ern Methodist, the Soulhwts chnrnps, missing a victory over th Mustangs by an eyelash. Thus the Delta Bowl game, fron the standpoint of powerful, closclj matched teams, has Just as muci to otter us the Ornnge Bowl (deor gla Tech-Kansns) or tho Suga Bowl (Alabama-Texas). For.the first playing, Ihe Dollp Bowl will have only about 30,00 seating capacity In Crump Stadt um and a lot of unkind things have been said about the Held due tc ^ts tendency to turn to gumbo un dor heavy rains. But the Delta Bowl Isn't com plaining, not with the game It has coming up, and Its American Vet erans sponsors believe that If 1 turns out to be the thriller »d vcrtlwd, their event will be made for the future. , in her mother's custody .at Franklin, Ky., home. Young Prothro is a fooltmll coach at Vandor- bilt University. Dickey Resigns As Manager of Little Rock Pebs LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, Deo. 19 (UP —Bill Dickey, former catcher and manager of the New York Yankees was reported today lo be seeking a return to thc major leagues afte resigning yesterday as pilot of the hapless Little Rock Travelers lo daughter, 4-year-pld Ann, who is . • - •- ' ... her one unsuccessful season. Dickey announced his Yanks Have 39-Game Spring Training. Card NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UP)—The world champion New York Yankees will play a 39-game Spring (mining schedule in 1948, Including three games against their World Series' rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers. Unlike last season, all the Yankees' exhibitions will be played within continental United States. They will meet eight major league teams and eight minor league clubs. Hunger and Cold Kill Refugees from India NEW DELHI, Dec. 19. (UP) .— Press reports from Pakistan said today that refugees from India are dying by the thousands in the. West Punjab where wintry weather sent Ihe temperature down near freezing. Pneumonia and exposure were reported taking a heavy toll of the refugees who fled from the wrath ol Hindus during the Autumn and were uncared for by the hard pressed Pakistan government. The Pakistan Times of'Lahore said 2,000,000 Ill-clad and under- llon as manager of the Southern Association team yesterday but re| fused to discuss his future .plans However, Traveler business manage Ray Winder said he "understood tlie former Yankee great was "dickering" for another Job In the maj- rs. Winder said he knew that Dickcs would resign but the first definite word of the move was given him las' night by reporters. Winder said he had not seer Dickey since the baseball meeting In Miami and It was there he learn cd Dickey was trying for a returrt to the big leagues. fering from injuries suffered In communal disorders, were camping along the roads from India or in the streets of Lahore. Hunger also was reported taking a big toll in the ranks of the re- Robinson is Favorite DETROIT, Dec. 18. (UP) _ Ray (Sugar) Robinson was a 6 to 1 favorite today to retain his world's welterweight championship tonight in his 15-romid bout against Chuck Taylor with only his weight difficulties keeping the odds from soaring even higher. The fight at Olympia Stadium is Z.UW.VAAJ m-ciaa and under- ^'^ il &"* »<• vjiympia oLaoium i; •ished refugees, many still sut- expected to draw a 1100,000 gate, largest in the stadium's history. A Pointer On Good Eating"DINE AT THE DELTA!' OraiiBc Juice Peach Salad t 1.25 1.25 1.25 $1.25 1.25 1.25 1.15 Sunday Menu December 20th Grapefruit Juice Tomato Juice Combination Salad or • ENTREE • Golden Brown Fried Chicken Roast Loin of Beef with Brown Sauce Choice Ham Steak with Raisin Sauce Grilled Pork Chops with Raspberry Jelly Oysters. Extra Select Fresh Gulf Shrimp with Tartar Sauce....".',' Tenderloin of Trout with Remouladc Sauce f ls Vegetable Plate, choice of four Vegetables ' j'[<> (CHOICK OF TWO) Baked Macaroni & cheese June Peas „„, e? A PP le » Snowflake Potatoes Cole S aw Frcnch Frleg Hot Rolls corn Slicks Tea or Coffee DESSERT: Cottage Pudding with Lemon Sauce or Ice Cream Fresh Homemade Pies I5c per Slice; Alamode 25c * We Serve Swift's Best Steaks • BATTERY FED FRYERS: ',4 Fried Chicken with French Fries and Slaw 1,50 DELTA CAFE South Division St. Rhone 3685 Porker Cage Coach to Get Athletic Award FAYETTEVILLK, Ark.. Dec, 19 (UP)—Dr. Ociic l,amljcrl, now In Ills sixth season as head bnskotbntl conch at the University of Arkansas, will be nmoiig eleven former All-America ulnyors lo bo honored during the Nntloiml ColleRlnte Tom- iiainent «t Los Angles, Dec, •'0-29 Lambert's sky-hlsh Porkers are among eight teams lo enter the tournament. Lambert will receive an award from the Helms Alhletlo Foundation prior to a gamo played Saturday night, Dec. 27. The Arkansas coach was All-American In 1829 That season he wns co-cnptahi' and nnmed to Ihe All-Southwest team. Osceola, Dyess Reach Finals In Cage Tourney JOINER, Ark., Dec. l».—The Osceola High School, boys will meet Dycss and the Shawnee High School girls will mcot Wilson In the flnnls of tho Shnwnec Invitational Tournament In the hloh school gym hero tonight, The four tennis ndvnuced to Iho finals of their respective divisions by winning their scml-flnnl games last night. The Osceola boys defeated Shawnee 29 to 21 In their semi- round game and tlie Dyejs boys downed Wilson 23 to 20, In their game last night. In the girls division the Shawnee Indians defeated Orawfordnvllle 40 to S7 and the Wilson girls downed Dyess 29 to 23 lo advance to the finals. aere Wiseman, tall center of the Osceola Scmlnolcs walked off with high point honors In thc boys' division with 19 points and Tuggle of tho Shawneo Indiana, was high scorer for the girls with 33. Tonight's schedule of gnmcs call for the Slmwncc girls meeting Wilson nt 7:30 niul I lie Osceola boys meeting Dycss nl 8:30. Yule Tree Profiteers Humbled by E. Roosevelt PLOUGHKEEPSIE, N. V., Dec. 18. (UP)— Elliott noosovclt today reported a booming business at his Christmas tree market. Hundreds swarmed to the Roosevelt market to purchase trees up to 12 feet tal| for $1. More than 800 trees were sold In eight hours yesterday, he said. Roosevelt had announced that he Intended "to make Christians out of the Christmas tree dealers," who bought trees from thc Roosevelt Estate for 65 cents each and resold them for as much as $35. PAGE Chick Grid Squad to See Bowl Gome As Guests of Blytheville Merchants Four Men Arrested On Gambling Charges LITTLE ROOK,'Ark., Dec.4» (UP, —Four men charged with operating a gambling houso were to be given a preliminary hearing In Little Rock Municipal Court today. The men were arrested when Little Rock police raided their establishments yesterday. Police confiscated four telephones, a teletype machine, and a loudspeaker. All Ihe material was used for taking bets and handling reports on horse races. The men were Identified as Bill Williams, George Poster, Julian Lytle and George Browning, all of Little Rock. All but Browning, the telegrapher, hnd previous police records. Fire Damages Houses Occupied by Negroes Fire believed caused by either •> faulty flue or overheated oil stovo destroyed a Negro residence in the rear of 110 East Coleridge and damaged an adjacent house yesterday afternoon. A two-room house occupied by J. H. Moore, Negro, burned to the ground mid the walls and root of the liouse next door, occupied by Plummer Homes, Negro, was damaged. Both houses were the property ol Curtis Williams, Negro. Woman, Hit by Engine, Shows Improvement Mrs. Mary Morris of Blytlievllle, vho Is In Blytheville Hospital re- eiving treatment for Injuries re- clved when she walked Into a mov- ng 'Frisco »wltch engine yesterday, Twenty-nlne inwnberi of tlie Blythcvlllo nigh School football squad and their conches, Firman Bymitu and Walter Davis .. with Couches Jnines R pish- and I>op Moslcy of Iho lllylhe- vlllo I'npoosi'a, will bo the guests p! Hlythevlllo business concerns at (ho Delia i!o«-l gnmd bclHwn the University of Mississippi and Tex- ns Chrlsllan University in Memphis News Years Day, It wus announced today. , Thirty-three lilylhcvllle buslneu firmi have arranged for reservation* for the coaches, and members of Ihe squad on the Northeast Arkansas veterans special Iraln lo the Memphis bowl game which b being sponsored by the Dud Cnson P ^ 1 . "* 0( the American I-e^lon, officials of tho Legion who are In clmrg« of the arrangements for thc train staled. Each of tho 33 firms hits purchased a ticket and pild for tho transportation of one member o[ the /jijiiiid or one conch on th c siic- clsl train, the officials said. Members of the aquad and the conches along with representatives from several of the sponsoring flnrn will be seated In a special aeotloa of the stadium, they said. Tlckots for tho special train arrived hero this morning anil will bo niniled as soon an all awillca- llons arc In, j. p. Friend, who Is In charge of ticket sules, staled. Only BOO llckcls were received, he said, and they will be sold on n first come first serve basis as loim as they last. Mall applications will be. nccepled, Mr. Friend «ald. Marshall Blackarrt, a member of the Legion's Special Train Cmn- mlttco, will handle applications from all veterans with Mr. Friend handling non-veteran ticket aalei Veterans who dealre tlcktte on UM Si ," >""" ehould oontaet Mr Blackard at Joe Isaacs Store here nnd non-veterans jihouM «nd their applications for ticket* to Potl Office Box 2 In Blythevllle Mr fvlend said. ' I'rlco of the ticket Is $11 which will cover transiwrtatlon to and from MomiUili ami admission to th« game. Mr, Friend pointed out that tick ' aalei would not b» * «i iL ^r l/w *««wio&«u to Blytheville and that rtquMta from all Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Mlawurl towru would be honored. However, h, .tated that )x>rson« wantlni tlcketi anould in nke application M soon M rxa- sible so that mailing of Uie ticket* could begin. , Dlythevllle business flrmi that »ri> sponsoring members of th« foolball squid include Jledel», New York Store, Hubbard Hardware Store, Guards Jewelry, Wr.t National Bank, Bchmuck* Jewelry, .Ilmmle Edwards Furniture Wore, Loo Motor Sales, city Super Mar- kcl, R, D. Hiwthes Co,, Family She* Store, Owen* Drug store, Rothrock Dru« store and Fred R Billba Co. Coca Cola Bottling Company, Formers Bank and Trust Co,, Plun- tors.Hardware, Pspsl Oo]a Bottling Co., plckardj Grocery, Po«t Office employees, Courier News, Arkansas Clrocor Co., H«y« store. Franklin Press, Applebaunw, Holt Funeral Home, Swift Oil Mill, Federal Com- urew, R1U and Roxy Theatrei, Blytheville Soybean Co., MUaco Lumber Co., Crafton and Co., Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., and Langston- Wroten. Jury Convicts Jonesboro Man Who Killed Negro JONESBORO, Ark., Deo. 1BI (UP) —Walter Montague, M year old Joiiesboro businessman was free today on »20,000 dollar bond, nfter having been Krnntcd an appeal of his conviction of second degree murder. Ho hnd been found guilty by a Cralghead County Jury whli'h reduced the chargo from first degree, murder in the death of 30-year old Joncsboro Negro, Ralph Donaldson. The Jury recommended a twenty- one year prison term. Montague showed no sign at emotion, when the Jury announced Its decision after three and a half hours of deliberation. Montague's brother Byrnli, 44, and his sister, .Gladys, 40, faco charges of being acce»sorle» to tho murder, but their cases hav« been continued to tho next term of Craighead circuit court. Donaldson was killed In Montague's Jonrsboro Transfer and Storage Company office. Montague claimed he shot the,Negro in aelf- de tense. Highest crime IncreaM In 19 years was recorded during the first halt of 1948. reported: Mmproved" this, morning She received multiple cut.? nn< bruises when knocked down by the engine a few yards South of tho Main Railroad Street crossing yesterday morning. Witnesses aald she apparently didn't see the engine. -AT ALL THE BETTER SPOTS COCUMIIA IIHWINO CO. ST. LOUIS Openi at «:JO Startl 7:00 Friday &' Saturday "FLASHING GUNS" , with Johnny Mack Brawn Raymond ifaiton La>t Chapter: -'Scarlet HorMman' AIM Short. Saturday MidniU Show . Starte Ili42 p.m. "THEMILLISONCASE" with Warner Baxter and Nancy Baand«n Ala* Short* Sunday and Monday "PURSUED" . ' with Tema Writht, Robert Mllrhom Warner Ntw* and Bhorta New Theater Manila's Finest Show* EVZKX NIGHT Box Opcoa Weak Daj» 1:M pa Matlne* Batarday A ginday Bat-Sun. 1 p.m. Cant Bbowtof Friday "TUXEDO JUNCTION" , with The TVeaTer Brother* and Klvlry Alto Short* SATURDAY "GLORY TRAIL" with Tom Keene Selected Shorla Saturday Owl Show "South of Pago Pago" with Victor McLaf len and Ion Hall Selected Short! Sunday and Monday "THAT HAGAN GIRL" with Ronild Refan and Shirley Temple Alao Short* The moS«ui League will plam draft rive In town for UM M title playoff Sundar • Philadelphia Eaclm. Aa the League'* jowllMt Umt year, the New Tork Tlihlg first pick In the draft and come the Detroit Lion* aad Boston Yanks. . . > Each team ha* JO many ownera will not their Mlcctloni for for of Ini vital Information to All-America conftrcnet. T en havi declared thai Ua» vta k**p .Kent on their ebatoM. 3s==^9EBEB RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark?' Friday and Saturday "OUTLAW TRAIL" j with Bob BtMb IBth Chapter "Pirpl* M»Brtii Alao 8h.rU- Saturday Owl Show "TOPPER RETURNS" with Roland Younf and J*u AIM CartoM Sunday and Monday, WMadajt Bw Offte* UpM •iM IMB. Show Itar* tt« Ma. Bfll Offlce Opm _, Show Btarti 1:M ui Bandar B» Offlo* OpoM 1(4 Show «Urt« Sit* Friday and Saturday (DoaM* rattan) "Wagon WhMh Wtitward" with BUI EllioU ud Utai* "Piinuit to with BaaU Kathbom aa4 Xlf* IfeM Serial! -8«n «f Zon*> Mb, • Also Cartoon Saturday Owl Show Starts at U:M pj». "TERROR BY NIGHT" with Basil Rathbone, Rene* Otttttt Serial: "Junrle Girl" Chapter • Also Cartoon Sunday and Mwrtwr "THREE WISE FOOLS" (Donbta reaten) (In Teehnledw) with John Payne, Betty. AIM "DOLLY SISTERS" with . Marzaret O'Brien, Nlfd Also Newt and XBQK Mile--ft-MinuteMuitu fly TOM A. LITTLE. JR. OH,MARTY- AREN'T THE SKATCes i—-'.I THEY'VE WRITTEN EVEEV LETTER. ALPH&BE.TJ, Bltitiieville Motor Co Dodge, Plymouth 217 S. SECOND STREET PHONE 4422

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