The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 27, 1947
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f FAGB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DKCEMBER 27, 1947 Met Sales Lag For'Bowl'Special Train to Carry Grid Fans to Memphis tor N«w Year's Day Game Officials of Ills American L«- fton's special train to the Memphis Delta Bowl football game New Year's Day announced today • tentative schedule of slops lo be made by the special between Ctutffw, MO., its make-up point, •nd Memphis, The special train, which is to be known as the Northeast Arkansas Veterans' Special, is scheduled for two stops In Southeast Missouri »nd two In Arkansas, J. p. Friend, Arkansas Sports Fans Find 1947 Packed With Variety of Thrills who Is In here, said. cTiarge of ticket sales By Mort Si*Tn (United Prrsi Sporli Writer) LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 27. (UP) — Looking back on 11, 'the year 1947 has been ft big one lor Arkansas sports fans. It lias not been a year in which the Wonder State added to Its nations^! laurels, but it brought more than Its share of thrills. For Instance, Arkansas played lost to Its first Amateur Athletic Union championship event, witnessed the record-shattering play of Golfer Mildred "Babe" Zalnirlas, arned a place In Ihe American Legion Junior Baseball finals, and sent 'our teams to post-season football games. In addition, the year turned up ;reat Interest In hunting, school and college football and Hayti Mo., Is the first scheduled »top for the train, Mr. Friend maid, and wll arrive there at 8:30 *. m. for the benefit of ticket holders In the Kcnnctt, Maiden Calling Contest In 12 years. Little Hook Tlgrn Win LIUIc nock's football Tigers, under new coawi Wilson Matthews, ni'auccd to a second straight state championship by defeating surprls- strong Sviblaco 10-0 In the"AA" playoff fina:s. Competition was keener for the "A" Division title as Magnolia nosed out Forrest City H-G, and in the is Division, where Di-nimtt turned tack Atkins 10-14. Most sportswrllers lauded the Tilple-A's new classification system, which gave smaller schools a share In the season's honors. But some larger schools Indicated dissatisfaction with the AA playoffs. The big surprise in intercollegiate football was the upsurge of State Teachers under new coach Howard basketball. Much of this was due | "Pee Wee" Montgomery. Picked to to the efforts of agencies which led the activities—the Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Ath- lectlc' Association. And, as the year drew to a close, Leaps at the Idea and Hayti areas. The train will make Its second stop at Stecle al g:4S to accommodate ticket-holders in ihe Stecle, cartithcrsville and Holland area. The train will arrive in Blythe- rille at 9:30 and IB scheduled to leave•'immediately following tin loading of passengers. Osceola wil complete the train's stop schedule . he said, and will leave Dial city 1 at approximately 10 o'clock, However, he pointed out tlial stops would be schertuled In oilier towns provided ticket sales so warranted. The sale of tickets on the special train have slowed down considerably due to Christmas shopping, he said, -but. it Is expected that tales will pick up early nest week. Tickets will remain on sale un til he the latter part of next week, said, and he urged fans who plan to ride the special train to • the bowl game to file applications *s soon as possible so that mailing ot the tickets could be completed. it seemed certain Arkansas will have 1 a big-time football stadium In 1948, and perhaps a heavyweight boxing challenger. Late In July, Little nock's Fair Park pool was jammed as Barney Cipriani of Detroit, Mich., took a hard won victory In the National A. A. U. throe-meter Junior diving championships. The funs i;ot an unexpected thrill as Carl Quaintance of Little Rock outclassed oilier state champions for three dives, only lo drop to third place behind the steadier Cipriani and Ray Trindale of Carol Gables, Fla. Gabby, gregarious, "Babe" Zarrar- Ins won the hearts of Arkansas golf fans, us well as the $1,000 first prize, in the Hard.<crabble Women's Opel at Fort Smith In October. In the process, the Babe from Denver annexed Manila Quintet To Tangle With Mississippians The Tupelo Legionnaires of Tupelo, Miss., 1946 Southern semi-pro basketball chutnpions will meet the Manila Legionnaires "> live Manila " High School gym tonight. This'will be.the first meeting of these two teams which are bot!i members ot the newly-formed Mid. South Semi-Pro Basketball League. The Tupelo team have played hi this vicinity only • once previously that behig last Spring when they met the Royal Crown Bottlers of Jonesboro In the Cooter, Mo,, High School gym. Tonight's clash between these f two teams of Legionnaires Ls nil- important inasmuch RS the two t tennis arc rated RB the league favorites. Both teams arc undefeated in league play. Boasting three former All-America players, the ,Tupelo squad is rated as one ot the best, teams in ' the South. Tupelo coppeil the Southern crown last Spring In tho Southern Semi - Pro tournament held in Atlanta. Paced by George Prather, former the world's record lor womens *?2- hole medal piny with a cavd of 293 strokes. Her third round cnrd was an eleven under par 08, but lh< Babe played her best golf in the final round to beat off Patty Bert of Minneapolis. ]>nii£}ilK>.vs I'*-rform The UUle Hack Doughboys became the first Arkansas Icain lo make the iCRlon baseball finals li 21 ycttr.s. The twilight of the uniform tourney {omul the Doughboys battling the Bcntley Post of Cinchi nnti, O. For seven innings the garni rocked along, a 2-2 pitching duel be Uveen Arkansas' Ernie ICunk. Ohio's Bob Andres. But in th eighth Funk wenkeneil, allowed tsv nncl the run which meant the national crown for CincimitUi. Rav.orbuck fans were trying to forget the 1947 mediocre record when the startling news flushed from Birmingham, Ala., that Arkansas had been signed to play the Southern conference champions in the first Dixie Bowl contest. The first big Arkansas sports event of 1948 shaped up us n duel between speedster Clyde Scott nnd WilUnm and Mary's Jack "Flying" Cloud. Three other Arkansas colleges In bowl games produced only one postseason victory. EEardtn College whipped ArkansasStnte Teachers 3D" 13 in the Klcicnpoo Bowl and Mag- noJIn'A. and M. and McNeese Junior College fought a scoreless tie at the finish sixth, the Teachers tied Ar- knnsus Tech for first place. Since the two schools had broken off utli- JeUc relations, they were declare* o-chnmps. But at the season's close, fficlflls of the two schools forged truce bringing them together In 94&. After he t-nmc to Arkansas John Barnhlll asked for a big stadium, nd promised to schedule three ma- or queues there if It could be ontn- »!etc<t by October of 1048. Four Arkansas cities competed for the ithlletlc plant but Little Rock got ,he nod In August. Slki'S A Contender Boxing funs looked hopefully to i?nvywelght Bob Sikes as a 1948 til- contender. Back on the victory :rall after a stretch In the Air Sorps, Southern champion Sikes Imd DOOM promised a spot in the semi- r lnnl preliminaries of the coming return match between Joe Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott. However, Sikes still had to get by Hammcrln 1 Ua- jon Kiimcy who held the Arkansas lUe. While Rnzorbnck fans were let down by the Hogs poor conference grid showing, the biggest disappointment of the year was the poor show- Ing of BUI Dickey's Travelers. The Former Yankee- backstop found out too late that the Trtivs' Class AAA affiliates couldn't spare the players necessary to get the Arkansas club out of the Southern Association cellar. As a result, Little Rock had Its worst season on record, finishing 43 and one-rmlf games off the pace. And HS the year ends Traveller officials were seeking a manager, hoping to replace Dickey vrh<* resigned several days ngo. as two-touchdown favorites today to beat the Philadelphia Eagles of the East tomorrow In the playoffs for the National Football League championship. The big game of the N. F, L. season Is expected to draw about 40,000 fans and the winning team will get a major share of the gate. That menus Hint each player on the win- iiing team—and the belting is tlml it will be the Cards—will receive about $1,500. Jt will bo the third meeting'be- tween the two Learns this year, and earlier results helped swing Hie weight of opinion to the cards. Chicago won ]joth .scrap.Sj a pre-s'eason exhibition, 38 to '21, and a league jnttie three weeks ago, 45 to '2\. Fox News A. Selected Short Subject Arkansas Kentucky Man- May Purchase St. Louis Browns ST. LOUIS, D«c. 21. (UP) — Gcovge P. Kinkead of Louisville, Ky., was expected to make a cash oftci- for the SL LouLs Browns baseball team today. Kinkead, who is in 1 the bottled gas business, reportedly wa.s ready with $1,500.000 to bid for the American League club and its farm organization. James V. Dunbar, attorney for Browns' president Richard C. Muck- man, said that "nothing definite" \vris decided at hi* conference with Kinkead yesterday. The Browns will remain in 3t. I Louis if the deal noes tluough, Kinkead said. Pirates Sign. Former Star High School Pitcher CHICAGO, Dec. 27 <UP>— Anthony Judge, 20-year-old pitcher without any previous professional experience, was signed today by th» Pittsburgh ' Pirates, General Manager Roy Haincy announced. The acquisition of Judge filled th« Pirate ro.ster lo the oil-season limit of •!<> players. The young'pltcher, who will be given a thorough tryout in Spring training, played for Austin High School here and then made an Impressive record pitching 1 for service teams while he was in the Army. DESERVES Helen Ha'tfield, Cypress Gardens, Fla.. aqunmnid, attractively demonstrates a feature ot 1918 that a lot of gals are thinking about —it's Leap Yearl THE BEST - * We Give You BOURBON At Us Best S I R A j G H T from KENTUCKY • JOU I'm,,! Suisr Mush Whiskey Ask For II at \'6l)K PACKAGK ST'OKK EILOW5TONE: BbniCfi IN'BOND, Williams Cops American Loop Slugging Title rain-soaked Cnjun Bowl. Little Hock , Junior College won its bowl encoun- • tev. A prosperious Gnine and Fish All-AmeriCRn. from M.1 s s I s s i p p 11 commission prepared to spend more State, the Mississippians are masters of the fast break nnd are" one of the strongest defensive teams in the Nation. In a preliminary game the Blackwater Independents will meet tlw Del! Independents. Starting time lor the first game is 7 o'clock, with the feature game scheduled to get underway at 8:15. Read Courier News Want Ads than $500,000 in conservation and restocking projects to accomodate the greatest number ot outdoorsmcu | ever [o roam Arkansas' fields and streams. Meanwhile, private organizations like the Wildlife Federation fuid Ducks Unlimited were impounding additional breeding areas. And at, Stuttgart, 51-year-old J. K. Gail- ner became the ninth Stuttgart hunter to win the National Duck Meroney Books Extra Motmen For Tag Feature Another special holiday mat program which will feature three preliminary bouts and a triple-header main event has been booked by Promoler Mike Meroney for Monday night's American Legion wrestling show. The hig match feature bout, will run for the usual three falls and 90 minute-lime limit but it will feature three grapplers instead of the usual two on each team. The first earn will be composed of three Welch brothers, Roy, Jack and let- and the second will be composec of Jim Coffield, Red Roberts am Bill 1 Canny. However only two of the six grapplers will be allowed in the ring one time with the other four taking (heir regular positions outside of th ring in Ihelr respective' corners and cnch of the four will be eligible t be tagged by their partner at an time. Three one-fall preliminary bouts are also on the menu but no pairings have been made for these bouts. Prior to bell lime, the six perform- vvill draw lots lo see who will pose who In these bouts. This Emblem Identifies Great Trucks Yes Sir! We're Sincerely grateful to Our Customers and Freind Demand for International Trucks has been greater than supply. Our customers and friends know thai. And our customers nnd friends have been patient and cooperative. But a few people seem to think tlml whai is cnllrd a seller'* market is a bed of roses for the sellfr. Relieve us thai just Isn't so. Oar business is in this conirnunily; ami when things pile up so we can't lake fare of our customers and friemls as fast as they'd like lo be taken care of, we're riol In n spot that wr cujoy at «1L B.ut there are two things we're proud of: One is the service maintenance we've been able to fuvnisU to keep Int?rualloiia\ and other trucks on the job and to hold operating costs down. The other Is the fine cooperation we've had from customers and friends. Our Customers and friends have been mighty understanding; and we want to say, publicly, right now that we deeply appreciate the fine spirit they've shown. We urge truck operators now to do two things: 1. To continue to use our truck tnnlntcnanr service for trucks now In operation. That way they'll gel best results until new trucks are delivered. 2. To place with us promptly the specifications trucks they need. Trml vay they'll help us mak deliveries possible. NEW YORK, Dec. 27 rUPl — Gnngllng Ted Williams of the Red Sox did one of the most thorough hitting jobs in American League history during 1947, adding the run.s-bntted-in and slugging crowns to his batting nnd home run titles, the official averages revealed today. The curly-hnircd Boston outfielder, who led the circuit with a .343 ailing average and 32 homers, drove n 114 base runners fmd registered .he loop's foremost slugging percentage of .634. Outfielder Tommy Henrich of the Yankees was closest to Williams In runs driven in with 98 and slugging, based on the percentage of extra hits, Joe Di Maggio of the Yankees \vas nnmei- ip with .522. Williams, who drove in 100 more runs for the sixth straight season, also received 162 bases on balls, only eight shy of Babe Ruth's nil-lime record. It marked Ihe fourtl consecutive campaign that thumping Ted topped the league in walks. Williams wa.s below par in onl; one department. He failed to stea a single for the second straigh year, IVtus Ucing a major leagu record for fewest .stolen bases amor players appearing in at least 15 games during n season. Di Mnggto was thud to Henvic in runs batted in with 97, followe by Murrill Jones of the Red So with 96 and Billy Johnson of tV Yankees and Bobby Docrr .of Bo: ton, each with 95. Spoils Kramer's ro Debut With Victory Psychology Used By Coaches of Rose Bowl Teams PASADENA, Cal., Dec. 27. (UP) — wo masters of psychology, football .vie, today tried their mental will's i .squads of youngsters from Michan and Southern California in •epnration for the Rose Bowl game ew Year's Day. Herbert O. "Fritz) Crisler of lichigtm was at work trying to onvince his Wolverines that tm- s-s they got real mad they might Tliny arc nearly three touch- own favorites. And 100 miles a\vny nl Santa Barbara, ft grim young football ontli named Jeff Crr.vath was also rying to get his team mad, and vith more success. Cravath's goad- ng words carried a real sting be- ni:so he could insult his players vith accounts of their 38 to t de- eat by Noti'e Dame. Crislcr'.s worry, at least for pub- ication, was his team's condition. With a perfect season behind them, couldn't slap them down with recollections of defeat. Also Black Label—00 Proof Barrett Hamilton, Inc. Distributor, 1/iltle Koek Read Courier News Want Ada. Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Starts 7:00 p.m. 'Last Time Today "RUSTLERS ROUNDUP' Kirby Grant—Fuzzy KiirElit Serial—Chap. No. 1 "The Secret Agent No. 1>." Also Shorts Saturday Midniie Show "BLIND SPOT" with Chester Morris, Constance DowHn; Also Shorls RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark; Last Time Today "OUTLAW TRAIL" with Bob Stcole Ciirloou .t 1Mb Chapter "I'lluri.E MONSTKIl STRIKES . Saturday Ow] Show "TOPPER RETURNS" tb Knhnd Vonn Jn:m Blnnilell Also Cartnon NEW YORK. Dec. 27 (UP)—The obby Riggs-Jack Kramer Irans- ontlnental tennis tour will be rc- micd in Pittsburgh Monday night itlv Riggs, defending professional lampion, one up as a result, of 6-2. 10-9, 4-G, 6-4 triumph here st night. Bantam Bobby of Altcdena, Cal., den Gloves king, will meet as sure that he could spoil Kramer's I Bui khardt, Hardin-Slmmons Osceola Boxer To Perform in Memphis Event ro debut at Madison Square Gar- cn and he made good by playing 1 is usual plodding, defensive game •hile nervous Kramer was forced Uo errors. The match drew 15,114 despite the worst snowstorm in Vcw York City's history. Riggs beat Kramer just as he cockily said he would, and just as was dominated pro tennis lor everal seasons—by making the other fellow make the mistakes. Jack Brawlcy, slugging Osceola middleweight and Mid-South Gol- Bill Col- Ireshman, in the Fairgrounds Shelby County Building Arena in Memphis Tuesday night ns a member of the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Golden Gloves team. Brawlcy, known in Mitt-South boxing circles a.s the ''Fighting Farmer" agreed yesterday to join the Memphis nmatour boxing team which will oppose the Fort Worth Star-Telrpram's team in Memphis I Tuesday night. South Favored In Annual Blue* Grey Game Today By United Press The South team, couched by Ally n McKccn of Mississippi State, was a slight -favorite to bent the North today in the ninth annual btuc-gi'cy loolbaU game at Montgomery, Aln., which opens the | jam-packed holiday season schcd- nlo of "bowl" gnnics. A crowd of r.Uout 22,500 was expected for the gridiron revival of the war bet worn the states and buth learnt were placing most of their hopes on a strong passing pame. The South has won rive of the eight previous- gtimes and (he presence of three top-fllpht passers on the squad- is a bip factor in their favoritism today. McICccn can call on Jimmy Batchelor of East Texas State. Charlie Riclikus of North Carolina State, anrtj Wally Matulich of Mississippi State. Sunday and Monday "Adventure Island" In Technicolor Ilnry C';ill)oun ami [thoncla Fleming Warner News nnd Shorls »nrt Monrta "THE YEARLING" In Technicolor Gregory Feck—Jane Wyman Warner News and Shorts Full 15-Round Showing of Joe Louis — Jersey Joe Wolcott PRIZE FIGHT BLYTHEVILtES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. \Veckduys Box Office Opens 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens I2:4!i p.m. Show Stalls 1:00 p.m. Sumhiy Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts :'.:00 DOUBLE FEATURE , A THE WEST IN MAGNACOLOR HOME ON THE RANGED lib. B001H "Fabulous Suzanna" with Barbara Kritton, Kuily Vallee Serial—"Son of Xorro" No. 6 Also Cartoon New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVER* NIGHT Box Opens W«k Days 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont Showing SATURDAY "Marshall of Cripple Creek with Allan I.ane as Red Ryder Saturday Owl Show "RAILROADED" with John Ireland -Sunday and Monday "Merron of the Movies" Red Skclton Saturday Owl Show "House of Dracula" will! ton Ciianey—Martha O'Driscoll Serial—".luiiEle Girl" No. 7 Also Shorts Sunday and ' Monday DOUBLE FEATURE ALAN LADD GAIL RUSSELL OROURKE ' * STANLEY CLEMENTS I NOW SHOWING! MGM presents A. J. CRONIN'S « 3&GREENMRS" •jfc CHAR L ES CO B URN TOM BEYtflLf HUUE DRAKE • TYUR • CP.ONYN Cards Favored Over Eagles In NFL Playoff CHICAGO. Dec. 27 (UP)—The Chicago Cardnials, strong men of the Western Division, were installed for the new the earliest mmfaffnc, BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST A1JMISS1ON PRICE ANYWHKRE! Kctserved Seati on Sate at Ihe Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday ADULTS .!5c — CHILDREN I5c Monday, Dec. 29th EXTKA TAG 312 SOUTH 2SP ST. PHONE 863 Roy Jack & Lester Welch vs. Jim Coffield, Bill Canny and Red Roberts Also Three 1-Fall, 30-Minute Matches Names will be drawn to determine the opponents in these three matches, SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. BLENDED WHISKEY. 86.8 Prool SeaetJnvDislill«s Cotpoialion, Chrjslei Bu Barrett Hamilton, Little Rock, Ark., Distributors

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