The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1947 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 29, 1947
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f AGK SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1947 Dixie Bowl Train Plans Go Astray Special Coaches To •• Added to Carry Football Fan* Tht -American Legion sponsored •pedal train to the Memphis pelta Bowl football game New Year's D»y haj been cancelled Is was announced today by J. P. Friend who wu In charge 61 the sale of tickets for the train. Mr. Friend stated that he was notified of the cancellation \of the train late Saturday afternoon by Early Maxwell of the Early Maxwell Associates of Memphis who arranged the special transportation for the Blythevllle veterans organization and that Mr. Maxwell gave the "evident lack of Interest indicated by the sale of tickets" as the rea- aon for cancellation. T« Add Eitra Coach M However, he stated that applications for tickets which have alreadj been received by him would be tilled and that two coaches would be added to the Frisco's trnin No. 805 which leaves Blythevllle at 5:30 fl.m to accomodate members of the Blytheville Chicks and Papooses whc will see the game as guests of local business firms. He stated that only 75 applications for tickets had been received her* at noon Saturday and that members of the Delta Bowl Committee in Memphis had requested J.S. Golf Association Devises Vew Scoring System for Players returned to Memphis to be placed on sale there. Since the cancellation of the train approximately 100 requests for tickets have been received, Mr. Friend said. "The special Just didn't go over like we thought la would." Mr. Friend stated. "Ticket sales dropped to al- most'nothing during the Christmas holidays »nd it those people who requested tickets after the train had been cancelled would have applied for tickets two days earlier, we probably "could have kept the NEW YORK, Dec. ». (UP)— Af new handicap system based on a numerical rating for each course was advocated today by (he U. 8. Golf Association. The system, originally developed by the Massachusetts Oolf Assocla- ion, carries tables which can be used to compute the handicap o! any golfer on a rated course. Re- :lonal golf associations were urged by the USGA to set up linmedlale- y machinery to rate the courses In ,helr areas and assign handicaps to the players on these courses. The new plan would disregard the ^resent pars In Its commutation, and nstead rate • each course on the wsts of its difficulty for what is described as. a "scratch golfer." The USGA says its "scratch golf•" must be able to drive 200 yards, hit midlron shots j\ minimum ot 180 to 185 yards and nlbllks 100 to 110 yards. The "scratch" golfer's performance for 10 rounds on the course, plus such considerations as playing length, topography, the prevailing wind conditions, etc., will give each hole a rating. A par four may be rated 3.9 or 4.2 by the regional association's committee: the course rating is the total of the hole ratings, carried to the nearest even number. Thus, a 71.1 total would give the. course a 71, a-71.5 or a T1.8 would Rive the course a 12. j The Individual player's rating for, the course would be based on 10' rounds for the past year or season.] His total strokes for all rounds are I totaled, nnd used as a baste figure ' dlcap from the USGA table. A plnyer who totaled 639 to 649 strokes In 10 rounds on a cou'rse rated 67 would be a scratch golfer. Unbeaten Texas Cagers to Play in Oklahoma Meet Scalper* Active Mr. Friend stated that he had received requests for tickets as far away ai Jackson, Miss., Indicating that ducats for the bowl game between Ole Miss and Texas Christian University had become scarce. Reports have been received here that •calpers in Memphis are asking as much as $25 for the tickets. Mr. Friend stated that arrangements have been made for the members of the Blythevllle Junior High School Papooses to accompany the i Chicks to the New Year's Day game Blytheville merchants are sponsor- Ing both teams, ha said. Totals from 650 to 660 give the player a one-stroke handicap. Totals from 661 to 671 give him two strokes; and so on down the line, with 36 the maximum handicap allotted. There arc separate tables for medal play and mutch play, but 85 per | cent of the time each player will have the same handicap'In both! ables. | The USGA will not put the system | into operation, but instead sug- j gesU that the regional golf as- j sedations pick up the ball. How-1 ever, the national organization will j supply the tables. NE.W YORK, Dec. ?«• CU.P,) — Texas' hustle-bustle basketball team, still undefeated after a whirlwind flight through the East, today reached the crucial stage of Its early-season campaign with ft •/^op-over for tlic Oklahoma city Invitational Tournament which begins tonight. In this tourney, the gangling Ixmghorn speedsters come face to face with Wyoming and Oklahoma A. and M.. two o( the powers In the cowboy country. Wyoming Is the defending champion of the Big Seven conference and conqueror last season ol the National invitational champs from Utah. Wyoming has droppet two in the South this season—one to Tulane and again Saturday to Southern Methodist—but they'r still tall and tough. The A. & M has been beaten only by Arkansa. State in the finals of the Big Six tournament. Other teams In the Oklahoma City tournament are Baylor, nice Alabama, Georgia Tech, and Ham line. The I>os Angeles fnvilationa which started last week, move Into its final round tomorrow night. Syracuse plays Marshall College of West Virginia In the title game. Syracuse downed Brigham Young, 53-45. and Marshall defeated Idaho, 73-44, In the semifinals Saturday. '• Holy Cross, the NCAA champion, with a record of four victories against a lone defeat to unbeaten Columbia, plays North Carolina State in the Sugar Bowl basketball Same at New Orleans tomorrow. N. C. State Is the defending champion in the Southern Conference, ^ loser tbis season only to West Virginia. The Climber Coaches of Bowl Teams Put Players Through Final Paces Gene Slump of 'he Boston Celtics really ;els up n the nir 'o take the Kill out of the Knickerbockers' Dick Holub's ;irms m ;i professional -jame ;it Madison .Square . Garden, jut ,t turned out :o be. wasted elTort. The New York learn won, 70-58. School Official Dniese Charge By Auditors ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 2« (UP) — Stale Auditor B. E. Thrasher, Jr., who keeps watch over the way state agencies spend money, found himself in the middle of a delayed action fend today as a result of his crlticjsm of financial operations in the University of Georgia Tech athletic offices. There was an ominous quiet among .school and athletic officials at the itnli'ersilies for several days after Thrasher suggested last week that Hie state legislature restrict them from "borrowing" money, During the week-end university officials at Athens exploded, and Head Football Coach Wallace Butts went so far as to offer his resigna lion if the athletic board doesn't like the wny lie is running things In the Bulldog camp. There has been no reaction from Tech. The way Butt* quaHfied his of- ph v s ical shape. Bobby Layne, fcr to quit almost required a strong! brilliant Texas passer .indicated he vote of confidence from the in- nad regained mid-sea. flucntlal alumni and faculty members who make up the athletic boaid at the university. The Georgia coach got the Im-, mediate backing of University Pres- ' Went Harmon W. Caldwell who issued a prepared statement castigating Thrasher. Thrasher, who commented after the Athens uproar that his report had been "misinterpreted," had charged the University Athletic Association with borrowing $91,000 By United Pres* Most coaches of football teams playing in New Year's Day bowl games sought to give their players that final slmrp edge in workouts today but at Blloxl. Miss., Alabama Coach Harold (Red) Drew told his boys to go deep sea fishing. There was no susgcstlon, however, that Drew thought his team ivas all set lor its New Year's Day game with Texas in the Sugar Bowl. In fact, he ordered the boys back in lime for a lively practice: session which he said' probably would involve scrimmage. "We're rapidly approaching the form we had in late season," Drev/ said. "We have been lucky to escape serious injuries since practice for the Sugar Bowl game started and I hate to risk possible injuries this late, but we do need a litiie contact work." Meanwhile, the Texas, Longhorns were emoutc to New Orleans after a final workout at Austin, Tex., showed the entire squad In lop •egained mid-season form by building shots with rifle-range accuracy. Both Coach Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech and George Sauer oi Kansas stressed offensive tactics, particularly passing, in their worK- outs at Miami, Fla., for the Orange New Theater Bowl game. "With Tech's line defensive record, it looks as if we will have to take to Ihe air a good deal." Sauer told his boys, then sent them out for a long passing drill. Uodd sent Tech through an hour and a half passing drill with Jim Still doing most of the tossing. Ray Evans did the practice passing for Kansas. Coaches Fritz CriEier of Michigan and Jell Cravath of Southern California said that from now on boih of their teams would engage in only light tapering-off drills for the Rose Bowl game In Pasadena, Gal. Cravath, not dismayed because the Trojans have been labeled 5 to 1 underdogs, said that his boys were "completely relaxed" and that ihey might "fool a lot of people." Crlsler didn't like the idea of folks using the Rose Bowl game as a measuring stick In which to compare Michigan with Notre Dame, which scored a 38 to 7 triumph over Southern California. "I'm worried right now," Crisler said. "The Trojans have a tremendous psychological edge. Notre j Dame wasn't 31 points better than they \\eie." Manila's finest Sliowi EVER* NIGHT Box Opent Week Daj'i 7:M f.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday •Sal.-Sun. 1 p.m. 1,'onU Showing Tonight 'Merlon of the Movies" • ItfJ Bkelton Also Short Subjects Tuesday "GAS HOUSE KIDS IN HOLLYWOOD" with the Gas House Kids Atso Short Subjects Army Rejects Resignation Application of Davis WASHINGTON, D«. 29—<up>— The Army Saturday turned down the application of Lt. Glenn Davis, one of Army's "Touchdown Twins," to resign from the service. D«vis. who with Felix (Doc) Blanchard, was one of West Point's ( brightest football stars for three yean, recently applied for resignation. He said he Intended to play professional football if his request were granted. But Army Secretary Kenneth C, Itoyall turned * cold eye on the application today. - Royal! said that normally In time of peace the Army unhesitatingly tccepts the application for resignation by regular commissioned officers. To do otherwise. Royall said, probably would damage the 'high •tandards of duty and service demanded of the officer corps." Gonzales Upsets Mulloy In Sugar Bowl Tourney NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 2fl. (UP) — Richard tPancho) Gonzales, an angular power player apparently destined for an upper runs on the nation's tennis ladder, moved into tire third round of the Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament todav after upsctling second-seeded Gardnnr Mulloy. That was quite an upset for the teen-ager from Los Angeles. Mulloy was the fourth ranking ama- !eur In the nation In the most re- j cently released rankings, am! nc had breez:d through a 7-9, 6-2. 6-0 first ronuri victory over Diclj : Moulcdous of New Orleans yestcr- | day with trouble only. In the sec-I ond set. But laler in the day came the second round, and young Gonzales was ready after his own first round win over Robert Curtis of Houston, Tex., 6-3, 6-1. Graziono Awaits OK On Re-Match With Tony Zale MIAMI BEACH. Fin.. Dec. 29.^ (UP) —Promoter Harry Voilcr awaited word today from the Miami Beach Boxing Commission over Two Arkansas Hunters Lose Lives in River Search for the bodies of two Pu- Inskl County men who were drowned in the Arkansas nivcr near Tichnor in Arkansas County Saturday ;vas resumed today. The two were Francis Gachot, 40. and his nephew. Leo Gachot, 16, both ol whom live on the Fomche Dam Pike. They were crossing the river In a boat to rcnch a duck blind when the boat, capsized. Two other men in the boat whether it will sanction a middle- | reached shore several miles down- weiglit title, bout, between Rocky , stream. They were Paul Birnbach, Grazlnno and Tony Znle at borrowing from the state. He said Georgia Tech created a debt of (333,000. "The University of Georgia Athletic Association has never asked for and has never received one dime from the state." Caldwell said. The university president rebuked Thrasher for listing Butts' salary ns coach nnd athletic director last year at $19,000. Butts salary Is set at $12,000 a year. "Of the sums that the auditor's report shows were paid to Mr. Butts. TICHNOR. Ark., Doc. W. (UP)— not all were as compensation for his services," he said. "A substantial amount was reimbursement for legitimate expenses." Razorback Cagers P/ay On West Coast liLVTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. the Memorial Football stadium here, Feb. 28. Voilcr said thai he would donate all proceeds from the match tp charities approved by the Veterans of Foreign Wars which would sponsor it. H c said he could get IS.OQt) •. I>erfions at the bout, which woukl be ' at the heir-lit of the Florida Winter season, at prices ranging from $8 to $50 per seat. Grnzlano was offered S150.COO to defend his title En a re-mntch with Znle. who wns offered S75.000. It was Voilcr's second attempt to Fine Time to Find It Out WABASH, Ind. tUP)—City officials have just discovered that they lost 70 bathing suits In the two months the city operated a swimming pool this summer. They discovered the loss when they began tiguring operating expense and income. stage tlin bout. 'Hie first fell ! reer today through when the Miami Boxing ] stale team Commission, which operates Independently of the Miami Bench Group, said it might not condone th c bout because Rocky Gritzltmo had been dishonorably discharged from Military service. Voiler originally had planned to hold the tight, tu the Miami OvauRe Bowl which has n seating capacity of oiore than 65,000 for a prize fight. Chicago Cards, Pro Gndders, Annex Title Chicago, Dec. 29 (UPI—It was • too bad old Charley Bidwill couldn't ; live to see it, but the Chicago Cardinals, the team he assembled with the nid of a fat and quick-opening wallet finally owned full title today to the National League football 1 championship. Bidwill died on April 19. shortly after his greatest achievement, which was spiriting Charley Trippi, the Georgia All-America halfback away from the New York Yankees of the ' rival All-America Conference, ar.rt jit was significant that Trippi was I a big star in yesterday's 28 to 21 ] play off victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. A hardy gathering of 30,759 fans, who sat in 28-degree weather Davey fights Maryland's vastly- | watched the teams battle on the improved Danny Smith in the head- ^ hard-frozen turf of Comiskey Park In tennis sneakers Instead of the Jr., and Woodrosv Jones. Birnbach said the boat overturned when one of the men attempted to start an outboard motor. Continuous searching Saturday and Sunday failed to locate the bodies. Michigan State's Boxers Meet Maryland Today NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 29. (UP) — National conciliate lightweight champion Chuck Dnvcy faced one of the tonRliesl matches of his ctt- wlicn his Michigan opposed Maryland in the Sugar Bow! Intercollegiate box- duel. (By United Press) The Arkansas Razorbaeks. scrapping to salvage some glory from the National Collegiate Championships In Los Angeles after losing their opening game, move back into play tomorrow night against George Pepperdinc of Los Angeles in the consolation finals. The Hogs defeated the Loyola Lions of Los Angeles 60 to 47 in a consolation contest Saturday night. Syracuse University and Marshall College of Huntington, W. V.. meet i in the championship finals tomor- : row night. Following their Los Angeles appearance, the Porkers will travel ' to San Francisco to meet Oregon, Stanford and San Pvaucisco in a j four-college tournament. ! They \vili return home -uexj. week to open Southwest Conference play ! against Texas A. and M. at College' Station on Jan. 9-10. In tlic conference as a whole, the : Southwest took an interscctional drubbing last week, losing six games and winning two. The season's record noV stands at 14 victories and 23 defeats. The University of Texas did not play last week, but still remained I nt the top of the heap with an eighth-game winning streak. George Kok and Al Williams o.' Arkansas took over individual scoring leadership. Kok has accounted, for 133 points in seven games and Williams has totaled 112. Monday & Tuesday "VARIETY GIRL" . with All Star Cast Warner News and Shorts Weekdays Box Office t)iien» 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Bo* Office Opens fiil.'i p.m. Show Slarls 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 TONIGHT DOTJBLf. FEATURE ALANLADD GAIt RUSSELL Mf, SALTY OROURKE STANLEY CLEMENTS N OW'.SHOWI NQ! • I MGM presents A. J. CRONIN'S !• SCREEN YEARS Opens at 6:30 p.m.: Starts 7:00 p.n line fittraction. Maryland is last season's Southern Conference Champion. Airoort News This Emblem Identifies Great Trucks Oklahoma Hurdler Sets New Sugar Bowl Record NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 20. (UP) — Ross Nicholls' 14.4-sccond victory In the Sugar Bowl 110-meter high hurdles stamped him today as one of the nation's lop Olympic prospects. The Oklahoma A. and M. speedster, was only three-tenths of a second off the existing 14.1 olym: \>ic record when he snapped the tape In the meet yesterday. Con- ' sldcring that this was the first outdoor competition of the season, the performance took on added lustre. Veteran Bill Hutsc ot the New- York Athletic club turned in an impressive victory when he took tlic 1.503-mcter run in 3:55. The Olympic record Is 3:47.8. Hulse streaked iu barely ahead of Pcnn usual cleated football shoes. The Tonight "THE YEARLING" In Technicolor Gregory Feck—Jane \Vyman Warner News and Shorts Eagles started out by using another device to combat the slippery footing, they had filed cleats on their shoes to razor sharpness, but after two five yard pennlitics for use of A number of pilots of_lhis area .. mcBnl equipm( , nt/ . they sw it cne d to th« tennis shoes. The Cardinals were the pre-game favorites and they won without too much difficulty in a game in which High Court in Recess LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Dec. 29.— (UP) — The Avkansas Supreme Court, observing the holiday season between Christmas and New Year's Day, was not in session today. As he court took no cases under submission, there probably will be no opinions handed down next Monday. took advantage of the full moon last week and got in several hours o( nip-hl flying at Btythevllle, Municipal Airport. IIM Practically no flying activity took | , ? plnyoH records el(hcr .ed or surpassed. Trippi, who signed with the Cardinals for one of the highest salaries ever paid In professional football made two of the four Chicago touch downs while his running mate, El Yes Sir! We're Sincerely grateful to Our Customers and Friends Demand for International Trucks has been greater Umn supply. Our customers and friends know lhat. And our customers and Iriends have been pattcnt and cooperative. Bat m few people seem to think that what Is called a seller'* market Is it bed of roses for the scll«r. BcKcve us that jusl Isn't w. O»r business is in this community; and when things pile •p BO we can't take care of our customers and friends ns fast they'd like to t. taken care of, we're not in a spot that we enjoy B.ut there are two things we're proud ot: One is the service maintenance we've been able to furnish to fccep International *nd other trucks on the job and to hold operating costs down. The other is the line cooperation we've had from customers and Iriends, Our Customers and friends have been miphty understanding; and we want to say, publicly, right now, that *re deeply appreciate the tine spirit they've shown. We urge truck operators now to do two things: 1. To continue to use our truck maintenance service for .trucks now in operation. That way they'll get best results until new t trucks ire delivered, 2. To place with us promptly the specifications for the new tnicka they need, • That ' way they'll help us make the earliest deliveries possible. place Christmas Day and most of tlic field personnel were away for the holiday. Arthur Dan of Blytheville, made his first so'o flight, last week. C. B. Woods and Henry Davis flew to Forrest City yesterday In Mr. Wooc's' Bcllanca. G. L. White of Osceola is taking dual instruction for re-instatcment of his private pilot's license. " Transient pilots lauding. here during thc past week included: S. J Hampton of Springfield. Mo.. Luscombc; C. T. Hooper Jr. of Brownsville. Term.. Cruiser; J. K. Tyler of Sunbyr Sunbury. Pa.. Ercoupe: Johnny Fields of Gamsville, . G;v, twin-engine Cessna; Dr. Mai- mer Angsman, ex-Notre Dame sta made the other two. Full IS-Round Showing of Joe Louis — Jersey Joe Wolcott PRIZE FIGHT Tuesday "THE SON OF RUSTY" with Ted Donaldson, Stephen Dunne and dog "Rusty" Serial: "Brick Bradford" Chapter 1 Also News, Cartoon Tuesday Wednesday DOUBLE FEATURE "Winter Wonderland" with Charles Drake and Lynne Robert* "Dangerous Millions" with Kent Taylor and Donna I)rak« Also Shorts StTeTGcr\ld"K n rve"r"8nd tlie^ew i coliii Cook and Malcolm Cook Jr. of York -A C Toinmv Qimin at lie Hamilton. O., Cessna; Edward nnlsh U'«tz »f P"nt. Mich.. Stinson: L=Jerry Thompson of Texas University won the 3.000 meter race, nou-olympic event, in 8:35. and thc Oklahoma A. and M. team took the mile relay in 3:18.4. All four events set new Sugar Bowl records Roy Bullis oi Trcbtou. Mr,., Aer- onca; Arnold Jones of Cooler. Mo, Cruiser; James Burton of Stecle. Mo.. Cub; G M. Kccly of Marked Tree, Piper Cub; nnd Paul IJarnetl and James Spurlock of Marked Tree. Acronca. Cleveland Browns Sign Football Star from LSI/ CLEVELAND, Dec. 29. (UP)—The Cleveland Browns, adding depth to the quarterback position behind i Otto Graham, today signed Y. A. j Tittle, Jr., star passer and signal j caller for Louisiana State Univer- f sity the past four years. < j Tittle, considered one of the best! t of the collegiate T-formation quarterbacks last year. Is an accurate passer and good ball handler. He \ averaged more than 50 minutes play I in each ot LSU's games the past ; two seasons. The 20-year-old quarterback Is six feet one inch and weighs 190. INTERNATIONAL "HARVESTE . $OUTH2S?Sr. PHONE863 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING i.OWKSl ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Sea'.i orv Sate ai the I.cgion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday M)ULTS 4Sc — CHILDREN 15« Monday, Dec. 29th TAG MATCH Roy Jack & Lester Welch vs. Jim Cofficld, Bill Canny and Red Roberts Also Three 1-Fall, 30-Minute Matches Names will be drown to determine the opponents in these thre* matches. Guide to Quality SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. 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