The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1947 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 20, 1947
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.SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Messick Downs Chick Five, 45-20 Squaws Get First; , Win, Defeat Gotnell Girls .in Hoop Duel : The : BlythevlII* Ohiclu 1 victory (tring' was .broken »t tlim (tmes lasl night when (he fast-breaking Panthers of Messick High School in Memphis romped lo a 45 to 20 victory over Co»ch James Fi«her'« aggregation in-the Htley Field BJ'm. Coach Nancy Pander's Blythcvllle Squaws, however, turned the tables on their brother Chicks and hung up their first \jctory of the season, « 69. to 49 -tiiuraph pver the Goi- nell.High School sextet. ,_ As far as the.Chicks are con- ;stracd, it was one of those nights when cvei'.vfhing was wrong and nothing was right, but for the Bquaws it was a perfect night. It was the sharp shooting eye of forward Sue Wldner of the Chicks pitted against the uncanny shot making ot Sophie Bevfl, Ciosnell forward, 'and the Squaws leading point-maker won out. The game developed Into a scoring duel between these two sta!- warts from the very first whistle and they rocked along matching point for point until midway of the second quarter when the Blytheville ace broke into the lead and remained there for the rest of the came. Widner lilt the basket with 24 field goals and five free throws lor the amazing total of 53 points • while Bevil was leading her team with 39 tallies. It was by far the Squaws best performance of the year and they showed definite signs of Improvement over previous games. Their defensive game looked good despite the fact they Were unable to check the far-shooting "of their opponents. Doll Mtht for Chirks For the Chicks, !t was a rather dull night. They fought desperately against the fast-mounting odds but their efforts were futile as the score-happy Panthers racked up points almost at will and smother• ed any possible Chick retaliation under an expertly maneuvered man-to-man defense. They made baskets, from Just about every angle and kept the Chlcts on the defense *ll night long. . The Panthers .began their point making early and compiled an 11 to 5 lead at. the end of the first quarter. They continued their crack Khootlng In the second frame and ' racked up 22 more points in the second quarter while holding the Tribe to one lone free throw for 33 to 6 halftime lead. The Chicks- hit.the comeback trail at the opening of the second . hall but it was too little and too late. They out-scored their opponents by two points in the thir.: and fourth stanzas but the Panthers '. x took advantage of their early lend I • and played a waiting game. ' Forward Jimmy Cole and six- i foot, three-inch center Jim Childcrs ': of the Panthers tied for highpoint honors with 11 markers each -. and Billy Bob Elliott paced the Chicks with nine point- 1 !. Bobby Cole of the Panthers and Bob Mullen of the Chicks were runner- ups with 10 and five points respec- ;• lively. 1 .Last night's game was the last ; for both the Chicks and the Squaws " until after the Christmas holi- \ Ortiz Wins Fight MANILA, P. I., Dec. 20 <UP>— Manuel Oritz, world bantamweight TCU's Cinderella Team Rated Tougher Than Statistics Show M • fill-in for Jim Lucas, who never got hla starting berth back after an injury, and Pete Stout, power-house runner »lth a deadly »tiif arm, at, fullback. Stout picked up 452 yards rushing and does an occasional turn al passing. A rugged line built around a pair of sterling tncfcles, Harold Klhnar. and Weldon (Scratch) Edwardi, turned In the best full season defensive mark In the conference In holding the opposition to 1,184 yards and only 6'34 passing In 10 games. Expected to start alonu with Kllmnn and Edwardi will be Shankle Bloxnm and Alan Pike • t guards, Morris Bailey, who snitBKed 10 passes for 310 yards during the season, and George Boal it ends, and Doug Brightwell at center. Even It Mississippi scouted the Progs, clianccs arc Ole MI.M "eye.?" missed something, since TCU uses seven different offensive forniiiUons Including a wide spread that has proven a tough one for most defenses to jalhom. By Ed flU (llnittd Pr«w Sporti Writer) FORT WORTH, Tex,, Dec. ».— (UP)— Texas Christian, a Cinderella team that could have l»«n a Southwest Conference co-ch»mplon with a little bleeer smile from dam* fortune, will furnish the University of Mississippi IU oppotltion In th« Delta Bow) inaugural at MemphU, Tenn. for the TCU eleven (hut .Coach Leo (Dutch) Meyer will take to the Tennessee classic was outplayed in only one of Its conference conlttli «nd its 1947 won-and-loss record doesn't speak adequately for thee type of team Meyer will ficlil New Year's Das'. Only Sugar Bowl-Bound Texas among the conference teitns wai able to manhandle the Horned Frogs statistically HS well as on the scorebonrd. Setbacks by Arkansaw and Rice should have gone lh e oilier way, but luck wasn't riding with the Frogs on those Particular days. Ana, wlille lhe 'lands got. Jome asslsls from Lady Hick In that 19 to 10 thriller with champion Southern Methodist, there were few if any of the 30.000 fans In the stndiujn that day that dldn'l agree that the Mustangs' Cotton Bowl team was the fortunate one to be able to pull the game out of the fire. TCU got 'uway to * slow start, Maying Kansas to a scoreless lie quagmire and looking like anything but a college team In dropping > ragged U to 7 decision to a weak Oklahoma A. and M. Phe Frogs looked better the fol- ! owing weeks, but lost to Arkansas to 0 when a TCU end dropped pass In the end zone with no one near him. From that point on, the Homed Frogs began to function like Chnm- slons with the exception of a 20 to 0 blanking by Texas. They trounced Minml. Oklahoma. Texas A and M and Baylor, then pushed Rico all over lhe field but were nosed out 7 to 0. Btnchcd First Team The secret of TCU's comeback stems from Meyer's determination lo get n winning combination even if he had to bench his so-called first team. He did just that and took his starting eleven from the boys he had earlier relegated to the reserves. The move paid dividends and now the Frogs are drilling hard for the school's sixth bowl appearance ilnce IBM. Texas Christian played in the Sugar Bowl in 1936 and 1939, In the Cotton Bowl In 1938 and 1945, and the Orange Bowl in 1942. | The Frog nttnck is built around j 170-pound tailback I»indy Berry, i who accounted for 752 yards with ! »„:/ J:_ D u: t - U " a>n 9 "'« Lujack Definitely To flay Pro Football During Coming Season SOUTH BEND, Intl., Dec. 20. ilfF)— Johnny Lujack, Notre Dame's all-Amerlcnn quarterback, said today he "definitely" will play professional football next year even though he has another season of college eligibility.' • But he did not Indicate whether he will Join the National Leaguu Chicago Bears or trie All-Amerlcan Chicago Rockets, both of whom hold his draft rlglilt. Wartime rules would allow Lujack to play another season at Notre Dame. I've had four years of football since my freshman days," Lujuck said. "I don't think I'm entitled to more even though 1 could play next year." He added fliat hlg acceptance to play in the Kust-West trnmc at San Francisco Jan. 1 automatically made him a professional. Player Draft Shows National Football League Dislikes Dealing with Rival Demand Lesnevich Be Stripped of His Title CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 20 (UP) — The Cleveland Boxing Commission today awaited a reply to Its lelo- gram to the Nallonnl Boxing Association, demanding that Gils Lcsnc- vich be stripped of his world's liRht- heitvywelBlit for failure to defend it within -six months. (In Fntcrson, N. J., Abe J. Greene. President of the N. B. A., said his office had not yet, received Hie wire and that lie would not comment until lie had read the entire text.i The Cleveland Commission acted alter matchmaker Lurry Atkins complained that Lesncvlch and his manager, Joe Vella, had turned down an offer of 350,000 to fight Ez- znrd* Charles of Cincinnati, O,, here next, month. Lcsnevlch, of Ciiffsido Park. N. J., has scheduled a title bout an.ilnsl Billy Fox of Philadelphia for March. Atkins called Charles the top challenger and said Lesnevlch's refusal to fight him put him in Jeopardy of the NBA rule which provides that a champion roust dcfen 1 his title against a suitable opponent every six months. Monday's Mat Program to Be Holiday Special Referrec-rromoter Mike Meroney announced today tile booking of a special Christmas wrestling card lor the American Legion's weekly mat program Monday night which will feature, in million to the regular 90-mlnute time-limit, tag match main event, a one-hour time limit j special preliminary match. The special prelim match will pit I Tex Hlley agnlnst Jack Welch in a I beat-two-out-of-Uirce-tall affair! which Is expected to feature scientific • grappling. Both Welch and Riiey are favorites of Blytheville fans and are both old-timers iu the local ring. In the lax mutch feature. Bill Canny and Red Roberts, one of Meroney's best drawing teams, will! pair off against Frank Marconi an.1 Floyd "Red" Byrd In a slarn-bang affair that will pit brawn agaiusl -riff^ m brawn with scientific thinking j I 1\\J In thrown over the side. j DBTnorT| Dcc Both of these two teams have ap-j w .i[ crwe (,, h i -•.„...„' .,.„, , tn , _.^.v, n i pcared here on numerous occasions! ? cUl : 1 .. v ' elK ' lt ^ ro " n was stnl P«chcd but this will be the first time that they have faced each other from Robinson Wins Over Tdylor PITTSBURGH, Dec. 20 (UP) — The annual National Football League player draft today emphasized what has been apparent for two years—the NFL doesn't care to do business with the rival All-America Conference. The NFL began Its annual draft of college stars last night. A Jew selections were released from the finoke filled room but some teams failed to announce any of their choices, probably for fear of supplying information to (he AAC. U also wns apparent that the question of, a common draft with the rival league had been side-tracked, Alexis Thompson, owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and the chief proponent for a common draft, failed to appear for the meeting and that Issue appeared dead, at least for the current session. The New York Giants, the lea KUC'S doormat team tills year aflci winning the Eastern Division championship last year, had first choice jiml nicked Tony Mlnisi, versatile University of Pennsylvania buck. Nfinlsi, previously was drafter by (he Chicago Rockets of the AAC nnd the Giants probably will bi forced lo do some spiriting bidding to land their Number One choice. AmonK the 25 -selet-tlons announced hy Philadelphia were two University of Arkansas backs, Clyde Scott and Aubrey Fowler. Another Rnzoibnrk, tackle Jim Minor, was selected by the Detroit Lions. The Los Angeles Rums, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Stecl- ci's announced none of their choices but Coach Jock Sutherland's Stcel- crs arc known to have the draft rights to Hob Chappuis, Michigan's All-Atnericn back. The Washington Redskins officially confirmed that they had pick- 1 cd Harry Gilmer of Alabama in a pre-dralt bonus draw held recently at Philadelphia. Last night they chose Lowell Tew, Gllmer's fullback team mate; Tommy Thompson, William and Mary center; Dan Santlifer. Louisiana State University halfback; Jack Wcisenburger. Michigan fullback; and Jack Kur- ko«-skl, Detroit buck. Both Wcisen- Hcaly, Georgia Tech guard. The Chicago Cardinals picked Jim Spavltal, Oklahoma A <fc M back, Bill Smith, North Carolina tackle, and Jay Smith, Mississippi Southern end. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: Tonight "OUTLAW TRAIL" wllh Bnh Stccle 15th Chapter "Purple Monster SlrikeV' Also Shorts" Saturday. Owl Show "TOPPER RETURNS" wllh Roland YounR and Joan Blondcll Also Cartoon (Christmas Trees j Holly &* ft I Cedorj-'-Any Six* ? jSptcUl Price* to Butinm Firms, f Churche* and School! |P/oc« Your Order How! ; I Moreland's I I MUSIC STORE * SPhoiw 42ZZ 315 g,. Jnd« Sunday and Monday Warner Ne«'sreel and Short butgor nnrt Tew also are choices of ; the New York Yankees of the-AAC. Bo.ston's Yanks choose Vaughn Mancli;i, Alabama center; John Nolan. Penn State tackle; Earl COOK, Southern Methodist guard; and Bill opposite corners of the ring. A special referree may be employed lo officiate Monday night's affair, Meroney stated. War Memorial Stadium hh passing and running this fall j ' Commission Secretary Gordon Cam- I pbell of Little Rock has warned that Box scores: Girls Game Blytheville (GO) Pos. Gosnell (49) F Bcvil (39) P . . . i Wldner (53) e Whi'hunt 112) : ~~ I LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 20 (UP) days.- The Chicks will resume tberr |_ ArkansBS War. Memorial Stadium cage hostilities on Jan. 9. when ' the.v invade Memphis for a return game with the Panthers. I construction of, the huge athletic | plant Is still not assured. | "We must sell S250.000 in additional stadium bonds." Campbell said, "or the actual contract to get the work started Is In real jeopardy." He explained that the contract which was awarded to the Harmon Construction Cbmpauy»Monday was only a tenatlve one. Campbell Just hasn't enough money to start building the stadium. Since the contract was awarded, the slale fiscal control board has agreed lo purchase $500,000 wortn of bonds, and citizens of L.ittle Rock have pledged another $500.000. But Campbell sulcl this still 'falls short of the total cost under present prtc- 20 (UP) — : | welterweight lir'tod?" S^tLTwT! Mo " ; '« Le9'°n*««s ; nn's Hospital hen- sought to deter- [ Smother Bloodhounds mine just how badly he hurt his i_ c,__ «_„.:.,„ T'l* latest victim. Chuck Taylor of Coal-1 " fteC icor ' n 9 ' "* port. Pa. Robinson, an overwhelming favorite, had trouble only in the first two rounds. For Robinson, it was his 6?nd knockout, the tenth time In his last 11 fights that he has finished his rival. It was the third loss In 23 tights for Taylor. P G G G Grimes (10) Moody Bright Doimer Swain Stires (4) Ross E. Overman White Substitutions: Blythcvllle—Bailey, Shelton. L. Overman, Thaxton, and I Hawkins. Gosnell—White, Downing and Flowers. Boys Game Messick (45) Pos, B'theville (20) Rumble (6) 7 Mullen (51 J. Cole (ID P Hardy Chilclers (11) C Hodge (2) B. Cole (10) G Gentry (2) •Brenner (2> O Elliott (9) Substitutions: Me-wick — Murley, Messer (5), Kelly. Brown, Stantill . champion from El Centro'. Calif successfully defended his crown to- ,.., „,„„.., , night by outpointing Tlrso Del Ra- ] (1), Treadway, Gary, and Hammer, tario of the Philippines In a 151 Blytheville — Jernigan, Berry (2), round bout. [ Ashby and Simon. point honors"with-23 points. The all-tourney teams picked by lhe coaches and announced at the close of the tournament last night Is as follows: Girls: forwards-Latham of Wilson, Tuggle of Shawnee and Edwards of Crawfordsville. Guards-Mcafce of Dyess. Ryals of Wilson and Freds of Shawnee. Boys: forwards-Jacobs of Dyess and Hale of Wilson, center-Wiseman of Osceola, guards-Brooks of Shawnee. Reiri of Osceola and Rogers of Dycss. Three guards were chosen on the boys team due to the narrow margin in votes gained by each of the three- Manila. Ark., Dec. 20—The Manila Legionnaires, playing by far one of their best games of the sea- snti, smothered the Arkansas Bloodhounds of Jonesboro under a barrage of filed goals to thump their arch-rials 94 to 76 In an exhibition basketball game plr.yed in the Manila High School gym here Thursday night. .- . :. *Wayne Taylor was tha standout for the Legionnaires, hitting the wicker for a total of 32 points with Fisher and Tillcy leading the Bloodhounds with 24 points each. The two teams win play a return engagement on the Jonesboro court tonight. FOLLpW THE CROWDS TO PLANTERS GIFT and TOY CENTER! £ettcr Than Ever Before Concrete Tile Sewer Tile Sizes 4, 8 and 8 Inch Culvert Tile Sizes 10, 12, 15. 18, 21, 24, SO and 36 Inch A. H. WEBB Hwy. «1 at State Line Phone Blythcvllle 711 YD! Tf.TS * WATKINS PRODUCTS Now Available A Complete Line Famous Since 1868 airs. IJ. Justus?, Dealer Mil Ash St. Phone 3115 BLYTHEVtLLE'S ONLY Al I 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 Bov Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 es. He said s\n immediate drive will be launched to raise the extra $250, 000. Chlsm Reed, president of. the Razorbaclc Club, will hend the drive YOUR FOR Dyess, Wilson Take Tourney Honors TRUCK PHRTS New Theater Manila's finest Shows EVERT NIGHT . Box Opens Week Days 7:00 Matinee Saturday A Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont Showing JOINER. Ark.. Dcc. 20—The Dyess High School boys and the Wilson High School girls, 'lor the seconrt consecutive year, were declared champions of Lhe Shnwnce Invitational Basketball Tournament here last nlRht by winning the tinal games in their divisions. The Eagles o( Dycss put on a lasl quarter scoring spree to overcome a stubborn Osceola High School tenui 30 to 21. The two tennis battled nip and tuck all through lhe game and Osceola held a halCtlme lead of 20 to 19. Gere Wiseman led In scoring with 12 points. SATURDAY 'GLORY TRAIL" with Tom Kcenc Selected Shorts We stock and install precision-engineered International Truck parts-just like the originals in International Trucks. They f* an^statU tip. That't why they're your best bet-just as any s*rvice don« in our shop is your best bet, because our skilled mechanics use International-ApproTcd equipment for testing and tenrice, and follow Intenutiooal- Approved methods and practices. So bring your trucks to us for parts and service that produo* truck operating profits. Snltirday Owl Show "Sourh of Pago Pago" with Victor McLaRlcn and .Ton Hall Selected Shorls TONIGHT (Unulile Feature) "Wagon Wheels Westward" wllh Bill Elliott and Little Beaver "Pursuit to Algiers" with Basil Halhbone nnd Nigel Bruce Serial: "Sun nf Zorro" No. : $ Also Cartoon Opens at 6:30 p.m.: Starts 7:00 p.m Tonight "FLASHING GUNS" with Johnny Mack Brown Raymond Hatton Last Chapter: '"Scarlet Horseman" Also Shorls Saturday Midnile Show Starts '10:15 p.m. "THEM1LLISON CASE" nilh Warner Baxlcr and Nancy Sanmlcrs . Also Shorls Saturday Owl Show Starts ill 11:00 p.m. "TERROR BY NIGHT" with Basil Italhtone, Rence Godfrey Serial: "Jungle Girl" Chapter « Also Carlnon Sunday and Monday Sunday and Monday THAT HAGAN GIRL" wilh The Wilson7lrls"bla5ted the Shaw-! Roll:llrt Kn san and Shirley Temple nee High School sextet 29 to IS A ' 50 shorl! to claim the crown In the girls division. Latham of Wilson won hieh Sunday and Monday "PURSUED" wilh Teresa Wright, Rolicrt Milchinn Warner News and Shorts RADIO REPAIR 1 AND 2 DAY SERVICE ON ANY MAKE OR MODEL. RELIABLE WORKMANSHIP, PHONE 2642 We call for and Deliver FRED CALL I HAN Electrical Appliance Co. Authorized Motorola Radl« Sales and Service 106 South First St. Damp fed. as * result flf Ih1n • hoes anil soles. Invites bad coliis. Protect your and your children'i hcallh by keeplni *feo«$ In good repair. See u». Hfl LTGRS QURLITY SHOC SHOP 121 W. MAIN ST. -"City Radio •Service- Dial 2407 For Expert Repair* 324 East Main St. Felix A. Carney FOR ELECTRIC WORK *Call 2397* —FOR— • Bob Powell • T. W. 'Hop' Neil We specialize in house wiring, farm wiring, motor repair and appliance installation. BOB'S Electric 500 N. Fifth St. BIythevitle, Ark. FOR SALE Concrete Building Blocks Aquella Water Proofing Paint 12-48 inch CONCRETE CULVERTS plain or reinforced Osceola Tile and CULVERT CO. We Deliver Phone 691 ''DOLLY'SISTERS" with r«;ircl O'Brien, Nigel Brnce Also News and Cartoon I INTERNATIONAL J HARVESTE ? 3/2 SOUTH 2*P ST. PHONE883 th« motor* with ihc grctt feature* faticr- mefl wjnt! Th« only motors with ihc revolutionary \VcciIlcs* Drive, . lhai leu you inn jutt about Anywhere there's wner! Exclusive four-cyl imler performance, too — .- *d Fvinruile Stirling ease! \V« have a liminjj supply of l:\in- rvKks right now — but bcittc hurry! Hall & Redman OUTROARl) MOTORS 610 W. Ash St. Phone 2971 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Seati on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday ADULTS 45c — CHILDREN 15« Monday, Dcc. 22nd Special Christmas Card TAG MATCH Frank Marconi and Floyd Byrd versus Bill Canny and Red Roberts 90 Minute Time Limit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls TexRiley vs. Jack Welch One Hour Time Limit, Best 2 out of 3 Falls Free Delivery Call PICKARD'S GROCERY Phone 2043 1044 Chickasawba MALONE Plaster and Stucco Phone 2029 Is This the Day After Wash Day? Did \ou catch a cold hanging out thai wet wash? Docs jour back ache trom ironing? Save yourself hours of discomfort and doctor bills. Send your laundry to us. Finest service—prompt deliveries—easy on the budget. Call Us For Both Laundry and Dry Cleaning NU-WA LAUNDRY CLEANERS Phone 4474-4475 Still & Young Motor Co. Phone 3479 Lincoln-Mercury Dealer Blytheyille Ark. 112 Walnut

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