The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1947 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 22, 1947
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PACK .IOC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEJIBER 22, 1947 Blytheville Star Wins Position I0n All-Southern Football Team l$elected by AP Sports Writers kl Blllv Wayne McFarland, brilliant ground-gaining ace of the Blythe^Tille Ch'ickawws, was listed•»mong the five Arkansas high school players tehoseh on the Associated Press' 1947 All-Southern High School football r iqutd which wa« released Saturday. I , The All-Southern team, the hlgh-# firt Inter-scholastic gridiron honor i fo be awarded in the South, is plck- i'id annually by a board of sports riters from 12 Southern states. Bob L Hayes, sports editor of the Orlando f'Homlnsr Sentinel, Orlando, Fla., Is | chairman of the board. J: I Five All-Southerners and six hoii- | arable mentions were chosen from | »«ch slate by a state chairman who V named up to 10 writers and coaches do the balloting. Orvllle Henry, £ •ports editor of the Arkansas Oa* letl* in Little Rock was Ihe Arkan- I. »s chairman. #: ., McFarland Is the sixth Blylhe '•(ville player ever to receive the Bouth's top high school honor and ,., to the first since Norman "Monk' Mosley, who Is now a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, left Blythe ' ville High School. He received : berth on -two of the state's three major all-stale teams but received . only a second team mention of the '• Arkansas Athletic Association's mythical learn which Is considered Arkansas Fans To See More Porker Games .FAYETTEVILLE. , Ark., Dec. 22 (UP)—The Arkansas Razorback. will play seven of ten 1846 footbal games In Arkansas—either hen or In LHtle Rock, Coach John Barn hill announced today. Three of Hie Little Rock game will be played in the state's new $1.000,000 war memorial stadium while a fourth contest will be play ed in the Little Rock High Schoo Stadium. The 1043 schedule includes Hire new opponents, William and Mar. Abilene, Tex.. Christian College an East Texas Stale. Making wny fo these three games. Barnhill dro): Much Kick Coming pcd Olc Miss. Northwest Louisiana and North Texas State from the official In Arkansas prep circles His' outstanding evemge of 9.64, „ yards per try for the 1947 season Ti,n'schedule- made him one of the state's leading "'" ,' ' •„,,... contenders for backfield honors on' Sept. 18-Abllene Chris Ian Col- the All-Southern team and won I >W at Little Rock (night), him much acclaim from sports writers and coaches of the state. He led his team in net yards gained Sept. 25—East Texas State at Fayetteville. Oct. 2—Texas Chr'.llan at Fort Despite Early Ribbing, Crimson TideWon Up-Hill Battle to Bow/ Blotting paper was discovered when a paper manufacturer iccl- dentally left the sizing out ol » batch of paper pulp. Carl Knox, TCU's able little punter, warms up his Loe that propelled the ball more times than any other kicker In the nation during the past season. Harold Kllmati, ace defensive tackle, and Coach Dutch Meyer, right, look on as the Frogs prepare for their Delta Bowl [>ame against Ole Miss at Memphis, Tenn., on New Year's Day. —(NBA Telcphoto. through rushing with « total of | Worth might). 1,230 yards in 128 times that he Oct. 9—Baylor at F»yettevllle. carried the ball. Oct. 16—Texas at Austin. Other Arkansas players rccelv- Ocl - ^-Permanently open, ing berths on the All-Southern Oct - 30-Tcxas A. and M. at Col •quad were Frert Williams, tackle,' lc s c Station. Little Rock; Tom Stringer, tackle, Eublaco; Horace Wlndham. end, Nov. 6—Hlce at Ultlc Rock. (Dedicating new stadium). El Dorado; snd Kermit Tracy, back, Nov. 13—Southern Methudist at Little Rock. ; Fayetleville. Receiving honorable mention from I Nov. 20—Tulsa at Little Rock. Arkansas were: Jack Wiikcns, end. Nov. 27—\Vlllinm nncl Mnry at Lil- Little Rock; Charley Temple, back, j tie Rock. Brinkley; Jerry Yemen, guard. Sii- biaco; J. P. Chism, guard, Forrest City; Buddy Edwards, tackle, Tcs- irkana; and Eugene Lambert, back, Fayetteville. Australians in Tribute To American Servicemen Decision Due In January In Road Suit LTTTLE HOCK, Ark.. Dec, 22 CTJP)--A decision in a suit by counties of Arkansas to recover S1.553.- 000 In highway turnback funds is expected from Fulaski Chancellor Frank Dodge shortly'after th'c'first of tha year. The chancellor took the case tin- BRISBANE, Dec. 22. (U.P.) — The Oicensland government conducted a ceremonial state funeral today for au unkuowix American serviceman. Armed to Carry 130 Pounds at Santa Anita ARCADIA, Clll., 'Dec. 22 (UP) — Armed, Calumet Farms' "horse of the year," today was assigned 130 pounds lop-weight for the S100.000- Ekiarnntocd Santa Anita handicap Feb. 28— a pound more than he carried in the 1947 event. The international flavor of Hie nice, for which \ 16 throughbrcds were nominated, was emphasized In assignment of the ncxt-hlghc.sL Impost—126 pounds. \V. J. Smith's Australian Shannon and Arnold Hanger's Soutr American cup ace, Ulco Monte were bracketed at tho 12G-poum weight. Meroney Offers Special Prelim Mat Atraction Texas Longhorn Cagers Stand Out as Top Team NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UP)— The Texas Longhorns — as choice commodity on. the basketball court as Blytheville wrestling fans will be their less fmlunate brethren of the treated to a special Christmas mat; beef arc on the caltle market— card nl the American Legion's week- 1 . s u>od out today as the top quality ly wrestling; show tonight in the ] t clim in the Legion Arena which will fen- j picture. national collegiate For the long-shooting Longhorns who pooh-pooh the thought lure In addition to the regular 90- mlnute time limit tag match attraction, a one-hour time limit best two out of three falls preliminary I [[°M'"" ou ' 120 feel, mamifieri to get by with Performing in the special prc-1 out defeat in a week that was rough Racing Secretary Webb Everett \ gave another Ctilnmet Farm's ent- ! ry, the four-year-old Fervent, a Officials believed the • ceremony, load of 125 pounds for the mile- was tlie first of its kind in the and-a-quartcr event. history of the British Empire. It, , token remembrance for Ihe war dead being repatriated was i 1,800 aboard the transport Gouchcr Victory. ! A similar ceremony honoring American war dead was held iu Sydney. Urn event will be Tex Rlley and Jack Welch, two llght-heavlcs who have won quite a following of Blytheville fans. This match is expected to be Court to Hear Cases neys representing the counties five days to file briefs and allowed the •tate five day> to reply. Th». question of "legislative in-] tent" grabbed the spotlight in the hearing, when the stale attempted to prove that the county Judges received »3,0«/,00o from the 1947 legislature under two separate acts •nd that the General Assembly had not expected a third law to go into «ffect until the end of the current fiscal year. The judges, represented by sev- tral prosecuting attorneys, contcnd- «d that Act ICO of 1947 entitles them to draw a $1,500,000 in addition to the $2,000,000 received under tha two other laws. ln Little Rock a strictly scientific duel between two well-schooled grapplcrs and will serve f\.s an appetizer for the slam-bang tng bout which will follow. In the ing match affair. Referee- Promoter Mike Meroney hns pitted rough and tumble tactics of Red Roberts and Bill Canny ugiiinst the brawn of "Big Frank" Marconi and Floyd "Red" Byrd in wlmt promises to be one of the roughest .matches ever booked for Ihe'local 221 arena. These two learns have long .been what Promoter Meronry termed as "trouble milkers" and the veteran match-maker, in announcing the special card, stated that he hoped the match might "mol one of the on the nation's more ambitiou basketball learns. They turned in victories on foreig comls against St. Joseph's of Phila delphia and City College of New York, two of the tennis which were given national championship con- sideralion in pre-season ratings. LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. K. (UP)— H. S. (Boots) Coleman. vico president of the Coleman Dairy. and VVoodrow White, former em- ploye of the Stale Hospital lor Nervous Diseases, were scheduled lo iAce trial today on eleven counts of lalse pretense. The hearing Is being held in Pnlaskl Circuit Court. The two men are accused of misrepresenting lo the hospital business manager the amount of milk delivered by the dairy to the Insti- Razorback Cagcrs Defeat Texans in Little Rock Game FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Dec. (UP)—The University ot Arkansas' towering basketball squad was preparing lo travel coastward today] after their easy 62 to 49 victory over, North Texas Stnte in Little Rock' Saturday night,. [ : Thc hogs will play in the National, two teams down a little." All four grapplors that make up the main event match arc veterans of the local ring. Tonight's special match is slated to g*t underway at the usual time 8 o'clock. Read Courier News Want Ads By WUUam Tucker ! (United FTCM Sport* Writer) TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Dec. 22 — UP)—The disparaging cry of "war able*" reddened their ears u rimson as their jersiea for the oetter part of two season:, but Alabama's civilian football players arrled on with a courage worthy if the Purple Heart and no one akes them lightly now. Led by th« Incomparable Harry Oilmer, accalmed in Tujcaloosa as ,he greatest playr • In Alabama ilstory, the Crlmi^»Tide is bound for Its 10th bowf^fter »n uphill fight unpr«cendented in the memory of Southern pigskin followers When the tide tackles Texas In the New Orleans Sugar Bowl classic. Jan. 1, it will have stepped into more New Year's Day extravagan z&s than any team In the countr; except. Southern California, which scheduled for Its 10th Rose Bowl appearance. Also excepting the Trojans. Alabama his the best bowl record with six victories, two defeats and one tie. The bowl prosperity has built up & football empire at Alabama but It almost went Into eclipse last season when the "war babies," fresh from routing Southern Cal, 34 to 14, in the 1946 Rose Bowl, were sent spinning by postwar teams. They lost [our games for the worst record of a modern Alabama earn. Coach Frank Thomas, whose icalth had prevented him from spending much time frith the earn, retired to the ofice of athlet- c director and Harold (Red) Drew, ong-tlme Alabama end coach, was Drought back as head coach after the season at Mississippi. The tide ebbed even farther at ,he outset this season because in its frlst important game it let a lightly regarded Tulane team outscore 11 21 to 20. Then Vanderbilt bopped 'Bama, 14 to 7. Red Drew wished he was back at Mississippi and long-time Alabama " adherents deserted by the hundreds. Comeback Siarls Slowly There wasn't much left beside Oilmer and a team spirit that even the closes Alabama followers doubcd was there. Then the comeback started, without much notice at first, because the victim was Tennessee and the Vols were definitely below par. But a week later a faint tinge of Alabama pink appeared in the South's pigskir ratings when the Tide smote Georgia, n to 1, on some brilliant rumv ing by Gilmer and Lowell Tew. Next came Kentucky, which wal loped Georgia and dropped Van dcrbill with ease. Gllmev tossed th Tide to a 13 to 0 victory ove 'Tucky and Alabama suddenly foun tself a principal in the Southeastern conference's game of the year — against unbeaten, untied Georgia' Tech. Gilmer played his greatest game, completing 11 out of 13 passes and Alabama arrived at IU peak with a 14 to 7 victory. A 41 to 13 conquest of fading Louisiana State proved an antl-clL- max but It brought a prompt invitation to the Sugar Bowl, the scene of Gilmer & Co.'s first, big splurge Just four years ago when Duke edged out the Tide's civilian freshmen in a 29 to 26 thriller. This year's comeback has provided Alabama fans with a greater lift than even the unbeaten seasons of 1925, 1926, 1930, 1934 and 1045. They are confident the Tide can' take Texas allhough, at this pc»it, the Longhorns rule a favorite. Alabama's probable Sugar Bowl lineup: Bids—Rebel Steincr and Jini Cain; tackles—Dick Flowers and Charley Compton; guards— John Woznlak and Ray Richoson; center—Vaughn Mancha; quarterback—Hugh Morrow; left half— Gllmer; right half—Billy Caden- heart; fwlltack—Tew. Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Start* 1;04 Read Courier News Want Ads. New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVKR1 NIGHT Box Opens Week Dayi 7:00 Matinee Saturday & Sunday at.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing tution. Coleman also facts bribery. a charge of Don't Wait Until Spring Planting Collegiate Basketball Championship Tournament at Los Anselcs. Calif., Dec. 26 through the 28lh. Elsewhere in the Southwest Conference, teams-failed to fare as well against tntersecttonni foes last weekend. Texas and Baylor were the only teams chalking up victories. Rice lost three games, Texfls Christian two and Texas A. and M. two. Texas defeated City College of New York, and St. Joseph's of Philadelphia, Baylor trimmed UCLA and George Pcpperdine but lost to Arizona. Texas' tsvo decisions gave the I Longhorns national publicity and a season record of eight victories. This week finds all the Southwest Conference teams except Texas meeting outside teams, Texas does not play. Texas Christian plays Lawrence Tech in Detroit and Loyloa in Chicago; Baylor will meet California at Berkley; Texas A. and M. plays Seton Hall at South Orange, N. J., Rice and Southern Methodist each meet Wyoming; and Arkansas will be in Los Angeles. Tonight 'THAT HAGAN GIRL" with ioliultl Regan and Shirley Tcmjil Aha Shorts "Philo Vance's Secret Mission" with Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan Also Selccled Shorls Tonight "PURSUED" with Tertsa Wright. Robert Mllchum Warner News and Shorts Tuesday "IT IS A JOKE, SON' with Kenny Delmar Serial: "The Seahound* Also Short* U BLVTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. Weekdays Box Office opens 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens 1£:45 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 TONIGHT RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight Sets Out tor Fish But Gets' Duck Instead YORK, Neb. (UPl—Mrs. Dorothy Lagc, who likes to 'fish, demonstrated that the hand I? quicker than the eye—especially the eye of a wild duck. Sitting on the bank of the Blue River, with her fish line in the water, Mrs. Lnge saw a wild duck I swimming slowly down stream. As the duck nearcd the point where her line WHS in the water. Mrs. Lage gave the pole a quick [lip and wrapped the line neatly around its neck. _ She served wild duck for dinner. REPLACE OLD, WORN PARTS RIGHT NOW! Don't wait 'til ttt« last minute—get our FREE estimate first . . . then have us pre- •chcdul* your farm machinery for repair! Bandits Grab Gems Valued At $700,000 Chinese Are Expecting Gen. Wedemeyer's Return SHANGHAI. Dec. 22. (UP) — Widespread but wholly unconfirmed rumors persisted today lhat Lt Gen. Albert C. Wcdcmryer wouW return to China to handle the American program of aiei to this country. NEW YORK, Dec. 22. <UP) — Police searched today for thre* armed holdup men who robbed » fifth Avenue jeweler of gems valued at $100.000 and then disappeared in the crowds of Christinas window shoppers. Albert Zakln. SO. a partner of L. Barton prookov. Inc.. told police the men selK-d him yesterday as h« entered the lobby of the building where the company has its offices. He said they took three cases of j jewels he wa* returning from »! weekend display at Lakewood, N. J. ' Curtain, Near Lighted Christmas Tree, Burns A curtain in the home of C. Hinduism, 1062 Hearn, was slight!: damaged Saturday night when i became Ignited. The blaze was be licved caused by contact or the cur. tain with a hot light bulb on » Christmas tree. Confidtnflolly.,, HED LIKCTOHAVt A PULTON Si/1 I ELD You couldn't choose a finer, more practical gift than the Fulton Sun Shield for that >p*cial someone. Rugged, lo&ting aluminum construction . . . shuls out sun glare, snow glare, iky fllaro. Order yours now, put It under the CVimt- mas tree, and we will install it after Christmo«. Price $24.95, plus nominal charge For painting and installation. One model fits most can. PULTON TIAFFIC LIGHT FINDEI Warner Newsree! and Short Tuesday and Wednesday "Bells of San Fernando" with ]>onald Woods nncl Gloria Warre: News and Short "DOLLY SISTERS" with Betty Grable, June Harer Also News and Cartoon Tuesday —STAGE SHOW— "SLIM" RHODES and Hia Mother's Best Mountaineer* Flum Feature tmoll D^t»li< l*ni allacbiii o intid* of wlndiMeld rilh rubb»T vacuum cup. r.i ( . n.oo KttPS IHt V1OHT WITHIN YOLHI SIGHT Get it today from ... BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. 217 So. Second Street Phone 4422 K mKt?st><S''> J/* SOUTHS*?$K PHONE863 Iranian Premier Named TEHRAN. Dec. 72. IUP> — Dr. Bbrahim Haklml was named today form ft government succeeding hat of the resigned Premier Ahmed Ghavam, who was reported mder arrest, since Saturday when was prevented from leaving biplane for the United States. Shad Mohammert Ri7jv Pahlevt appointed Haklma premier. He now is 78. and 50 years SRO was personal physician of the reigning shah. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! R««r T ed Seat, on Sale a, the Legion Mondoy, Dec. 22nd RQX Former Falls Into Fire; Suffers Fatal Injuries BLIZADETHTON. Teniv, Dec. 22 U.P.)—Funeral services were to be held today for Jerry Luther, farmer, 79, who died of burns received when he fell Into his fireplace Saturday. Luther dragged himself to his doorway, where » neighbor, Jame* Potter, found him, 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 BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLV ALL WHITE THEATRE STAGE SHOW IN PERSON Tuesday Night SLIM RHODES and His "Mother's Best" Mountaineer! ON THE SCREEN s "Girl On The Spot" ALSO SHORT SUBJECTS

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