The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 31, 1947
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1947 BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS All Teams Ready For Bowl Clashes Tomorrow's Games Expected to Draw Crowd of 500,000 By United Press jji?r sports folks who insist on sWielhlng besides the flowing bowl for New Year's, everything was ready today for football flvol- Ity in the Rose, Sugar. Orange. Cotton, Sun. Bust-West, 'Gator. Tangerine, Cigar, Dixie, Delta. Rnisin. Harbor. Salad, and Pineapple Bowl grid battles. Advance ticket sales indicated that 500.COO fans would pay $2.500,000 to see (he New Year's Day classics highlighted by such "traditional clashes as Michigan- Southern California. Kansas-Oeor- gla Tech, William and Mary-Arkansas, and Wichita-College of Pacific to mention a few. The biggest assemblage, of course, was expected at Pasadena, Cal., where Michigan, making its first Rose Bowl appearance since 1002 when it polished off Stanford. 49 to 0. was hoping to do one-seventh as well against Southern California. Wolverine Conch Orin Crisler said he would be tickled to settle for a one touchdown triumph. More i than 90,000 fans were assured for the meeting in the big saucer in the Arroyo Scco Area. Bob chappius, Michigan's passing star was idle with a pulled thigh muscle but Crisler said he was confident his inlrepid backfield staf would be up and around for the big doings. Trainers, meanwhile, hovered tenderly around with No Passing Attack/ Eh? C- Perm State stresses running, rather than passing, but, brushing up ;t\ Dalhis for the Cotton Bowl ghmc uilh Soutucvn Methodist on NVv,- Yr;jr"s Day, Joe Co'ono is about lo U,:;* ;i jump pats behind tho protection of, lull to right, backs Jeif DurUoUi, Chuck Dr;i/enovich mid Lcirrv Joe. Many Blytheville Football Fans Will See Bowl Games Tomorrow Gosnell Cagers Defeated by Manila Teams Manila Hiiih School's iwo basketball teams continued I heir winning wajs lust night by handing teams from Gesnell High School a double liokins In the Manila gym lust Might. In the feature Ramc. Manila's senior boys had Hlllo tumble In oxcrconiliij! the Plralcs of CSoMiell by a 42 to 9 score, vvllh the second and lliirrt teams pla.vlng during halt of the contest. Mann Harris, Miinllu Kimrd.tcri his team in victory playing a brilliant dclcn.sivo game. In liie preliminary janii' the Mnniln girls clowned the Closnell glrli 60 to '.'0 with Waddell lending (he way by scoriR 26 points. Soplilo Bevll paced the visitors wilh IS markers. The Manila seniors »ml Juniors will meet teams from Lvunnto m three games Friday night nt the Manila gvm. PAGE Great Pigskin Twirler Makes a Pass for Big Money Among the Pros BILOXl. Miss,, Dec. 31. (UP) — Harry nllnicr. Alabama's bean-pole halfback uilh the sllnisshot arm, revealed today (hat lie wanted n $100.000 contract before 1 shining with a profession:]! football club. Harry, who play s his flnul college panic against Texas tomorrow '• in the Simnr Howl, siild he hud talked terias with '.he Wiislilnuton I Redskins' owner. George Murslmll., The Redskins of the National league nnd Brooklyn of the rival American circuil drafted the blond With tomorrow being observed not scared,"" Cravath said. "Naturally, . they were downcast after the Notre Dame game, but they aren't conceding anything to Michigan." There was a similarly forthright attitude at Miami, Fla., where both Coaches George Sauer of Kansas and Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech said they were "shooting the works tor victory." "Tills Is our first bowl game." Sauer said. "We want to give them The Sugar Bowl clash between Texas University and Alabama's Crimson Tide ranks lops in importance to Blytheville fans for this game will bring national recognition to one of Blytheville's leading families. Norman "Monk" Moslcy, former appearance. In 1043 Monk and his : , brother Russell t>i<n./v* «.uu n,~ I consisting of Herman Wedemcyer of St. Mary's. Cal Rossi of UCLA. George Quist of Stanford and Vir- i'-tormn- • lion." he added. "Thai formation _ , „,. . PizycA »'Hh the ; R | VC5 a back more protecllon and Crimson Tide in Miami's Orange he doesn't lake such a severe beat Bowl against Boston College. His in* •• other brother. Hcrschel represent- stcv> ed Ihe family in the Rose Bowl In I Giants 1933 when Alabama met the Uni-' versity of California and Russell played for Alabama in 1042 when Hie Tide met Texas A and M in the Cotton Bowl. gil Eikcngerg of Rice. all we've got." Coach Bob Higuins of Penn State Tlie Kansans were given a boost i said at Dallas, Tex., that he u as I in morale when their 100 piece band i very pleased over prospects of cold plus a big rooting section arrived i weather for the cotton Bowl ; unexpectedly and staged a big with Southern Methodist, down-town parade and pep rally. Dodd said that- his boys looked I "pretty sharp" as they gave earn ! a other a final banging around |i scrimmage. New Orleans, the Sugar Bowl ; awaited the arrival of the Texas Ixmghorns who have been | practicing at home where All- America back. Bobby Layne has | been working on passes in the hope I of outshining Harry Gllmer of I Alabama. The gace, which is expect- Owcn of the New York who will watch Harry tomorrow for the third time, once said "ff T had him I'd fine every player In the lineup for i\(4 protecting him if he so much as got his uniform dirty." If Brooklyn and Wnshlnglon (all to sign him. It is believed that he eventually will wind up with the ed to be a passing duel, may be played in the rain, but partisans I on both sides figured that the wea- I ther wouldn't hurt too much. At San Francisco, the East and West college all-star squads were scheduled to clash with the East- I eners still seven point favorites be- I cause they have Johnny f Jackpot) I Lujack of Notre Dame doing their I passing. The West hoped to count- Lujack's passes with a quartet talented passers and runners Anrt Pop, Russell, and Herschel will be on hand in New Orleans tomorrow lo see Monk write the page in football history. Russell, i Giants. Owen said Gilmcr was the wh. Is nox*' assistant coach at the greatest college passer he had ever amc Jo:- Bradley Hish School in Hunts- ' seen when he watched him perform j vllle. Ala., left for New Orleans as a freshman in Ihc Sugar Bowl At Memphis, Tenn., the Texas ' yesterday and Herschel will prob- j four years ago. Christian Horned Frogs arrived in ' ably leave his West Point, Ga., 1 drizzle to work out for their home today to sec the Delta Bowl game with Mississippi . left Blytheville this and Coach Leo Meyer said that; join them, "rain is certainly no bargain for j Several other Blytheville fans j I will also see Monk perform in the ' PASADENA, Cal., Dec. 31 (UP) New Orleans' classic. Blytheville Bob Chappiiis. the kcv to Mlchl- residents who will attend the game gan's offense, was suffering toddy include. Mr. ami Mrs. C. G. Hed- from a muscle Injury In his right I man, Russell Hays. Fred S. Snllba. Hugh Harbert. and C V. Sebnush. To See Razorbacks Play Birmingham's Dixie Bowl tilt between the University of Arkansas and William and Mary will also be witnessed by several Blytheville e game POP Mich/nan Ace Suffering morning to J . » • Leg Muscle Injury ', us. "We played three games in the rain this year. " Meyer said. "And we certainly weren't anywhere near our best." Mississippi was expected to turn passer Charley Conerly loose regardless of whether the field was wet or dry, since he hasn't been handicapped too much by weather thus far, In Jacksonville. Fla,, Georgia's Bulldogs polished up nn"«crial game ' fil "?- Thos ? >»aking the trip to the built around Johnny Ranch, while i Albania city include Mr. and Mrs Maryland worked on a general running ame for iUs 'Gator Bowl game. Two dark horse players, passer . Charles Hose nnd son. Charles, Nick and Richard. Walter Davis, assistant coach of Blytheville High . ner John Baroni of Maryland. Ug- • urcd as possible d,ark horse stars, j This Emblem Identifies Great Trucks Yes Sir! We're Sincerely grateful to Our Customers and Friends Demand for International Trucks has been greater than supply. Our customers and friends know that. And our customers and friends have been patient and cooperative. Bui a few people seem to think that what is called a seller's market is a bed of roses for the seller. Believe us thai jusl isn't so. Our business is in this comtnunily; and when things pile up so we can't take care of our customers and friends as fast as they'd like to be taken care of, we're not In a spot that we enjoy at all. B.nL there <\re two things we're proud of: One is Die service maintenance we've been able lo furnish to keep international ana other trucks on the job and to hold operating costs down. The other is the fine cooperation we've iiad from customers and friends. Our Customers and friends have IXTII mi»hty understanding: and we want to say, publicly, right now thai we deeply appreciate the fine spirit they've shown. We urge truck operators now : to do two things: p To continue lo use our truck maintenance service for trucks ^".ra^™ way ihcyn eei bcst '• esims ""<" ™ 2. To place with us promptly the specifications tor the new ™ Wa ' l " e "" hl * >ST. PHONE863 Ray Prosper! of Georgia 'and run- S; *ool, M r - and Mrs. M. C. Cook. - •..¥.... Mr and Mrs . w . j wunderllch. Mr. and Mrs. Baker Wilson. Bill Eldcridge. Jare Wilson, and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Curtis. Members of the Blvthcvllle Chicks and Papooses will atlcnd the Delta Bowl game in Memphis as guests of several Blythevillc business men. The two squads will leave by train at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow and they will h e joined in Memphis later by hundreds more BiytheviiTe football enthusiasts. Lalest conlribulion to home •leatness is roll-away doors for kitchen cabinet.^. Constructed of interlocking strips of plastic, they slide at a touch, do not chip or peel. Chapeiones once were known as 'gooseberries 1 ' in England. BLVTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATPF Weekdays Bo\ Office Opens 6:30 p.m. Shuw Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens 12:45 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 TONIGHT DOUBLt, FEATURE "Winter Wonderland" with Charles Drake and Lynnc Kolicrtj "Dangerous Millions" ivith Kent Taylor and Donna' Drake Also Shorts Thursday anrt Friday "IDEA GIRL" willi George Dolcnz and Julie Bishop "THAT'S^MY MAN" Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Starts 1:00 p.m •• •• Wednesday Thnrsdnv Carnival in Costa Rica" „ . , " lln ! (In Technicolor) Don Amcche and Katherine McLcod with Dick Haymcs, Ver* Ell-n, Semi: ••u.iushlcr of I) O! , Q , Cacsar Romcro Also Short Subjects | Fox Movietone News and Shorls Old-Time Form Gilmer's Salary Request Made To Wrong Marshall liliVKliLY Hll.lJS. Cal., Dec. St. <Ul 1 )—doors* I'rcstoti Marshall, owner ol the Washington Redskin* Pro Football team, todny .-aid Al»- bama ace Many Ollmcr had con- sml with another Muslmll when he asked lor $100,000. "He must think he's applying to Secretary ol Stale Qroi'ge MKV- sliull for European aid," said tho Washlnmoii football owner. "1'hls Is no Bovcinmenl project vve'ie iinmlnii at Washington and wo can't go In for that kind of cle- ili'it .speiidliiB," Murshall admitted Qllmer had been contmcled but said that lio personally was not, aware of any $100,000 demand by the Alabama player. He said negotiations Imd been conducted uy Couch Olenn ri'urlo Hdwards. "O( course we want, the boy. He's » Rood football player, but not tt that price," Marsh«ll «dd«d. "Those are racetrack figures. They sound like tlw mutuel handle, at some of the racetracks run by lien Umlbclnier o[ the All- America. FV.olball Conference. Cyril W;ilker demonstrates that lie still has tin 1 swing Hint beat liobby Jones, Itnbhy Cruick- ihank, Wiilicr llaui-ii nnd a crack Held lo win tin: U.S. Open Championship at Oiiklaml Ililis [iinniii|;lmm, Mich., in l!l^.|. The veteran \\;is fur sume years saddled in Ihe GMMU-I' Miami Fla., area. Vaunted Utah Basketball Team Loses to St. Johns NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UP)—Tho basketball shot heard 'round tho country lottay was fired by a scrappy St. John's quintet lust nlijhl when It fashioned (he season's major upscl by defeating a vaunted Ulah combine. .19-44, before 18482 fans In the first gnme of a Madison Square Garden double-header NEW YORK University drubbed Temple. 64 to -II In the .second K ame mil despite Ihe Impressive victory failed to steal the spotlight from St. John's which had been without a victory In five previous Garden slarts. Texas defeated Alabama 40-'il and Riec squeaked by Georgia Tech' 13-42 in the Oklahoma City, Okla' tournament. '' Kramer Annexes First Pro Tennis Victory CLEVELAND, Dec. 31 (UP)— Jnck Krmncr's cannonuall scixlce amt overhand smashes dually paid olf (odiiy lo give the former ame- leur champion and Duvls Cup star his first professional tennis victory a 6-4. 0-4 irkiituph over Bobby Ulggs. Ivrmncr lost lo liig^.s, top U. B. •oicMlonal. at Now York and Plt- tsburg In tlie lirst two matches of their bnriislormlnK lour but he blustcd I he bouncing Rlggx and Ills defensive game olf (he arena court here last night. Francisco (Paucho) SCKiira of Ecuador defeated ninny Palls of Australia, 8-6, 2-8. 6-3. In the pro- lltnluaiy. Your Move Follow the Arrow, in Mew York. 1 fame,' Tne a l; e of stalagmites, like that of trees, can be told by their "rinus " nrcordini; lo an eminent scientist p.iitl lecture]-. Schroeder and Gonza/es Meet in Tennis Finals NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 31. IUP>— Davis Cup hero Ted Schroeder of Glcndale met a tcllow-Ciillfomlan. Richard (Paucho) Gonjalcs of Lai Angeles, loday for Uie 1947 Sugar Bowl tennis championship. Each of the finalists had fitkuock- down, flvc-sel baltlc In yesterday's semi-finals. Doubles flmils. also scheduled lo- day. will mulch Schroeder and Gar- riimr Mulloy, Miami. Fla., against Irving Dortman, New Yorlc, anrt Vic Scixas, Philadelphia. Schrocdcr's punch was the deciding factor In the scml-flnal.s. It overcame his bad shots and errors i and finally let him eliminate Scx- I las. 4-6. 6-2, 0-fi, 6-4, 7-5. Pancho Qonziilcs dropped the first two scls lo slugging Herbert (Buddy) Bchrens, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but Mulshed strong to win 3-G, 3-0, fl-3, 6-3, 0-2. The Sexlns-Dorfman team reached the linals ny rtcfcnllng Hlehar.'l I Moulcdous. Tulauc, and Bchrens, 1-5, 0-6, 6-4. Schrocder and Mulloy, FARMERS (Continued from l'»«r 1) »2.000,000. Livestock and lurck crown were estimated by Mr. nilbrcy to have brought an Income ol approximately M.000.000. The livestock population In (he county last your was Ihn lowest shier the early 30's. ho snld, and Ihe truck crops which urn Brown lamely In South Mississippi County were about on it level with tho 1940 croDs. In his 1048 crop outlook Mr, Bll- hiey predicted a considerable decrease In corn nnd alfalfa acreage, throughout the county. "I do not expect, much change In the soybean acreage," he j.lcl "but bellevo lliat there will lx> a sizeable decrease In corn und alfalfa production in llic county." "Tlie United Stales Department of Agriculture. Is asking for Ihree per cent increase In the talal cotton acreage In the nallon In order to meet the ever growing demand," I Mr. Bllbrey slated. "It Is my opln- j Ion that the cotton acreage In Mississippi County should show an easy 10 per cent Increase In. 1048," he Mr. Bllbrey pointed oul ihtii the serious shortage of fertilizer.In the United States will not affect this county's production materially because of the native fertility of Ihe soil anrt because only a few farmer* In the ebunly. especially In die northern. Jialt, are accustomed to lop-seeded pair, moved lulo tho [.nrirnpioiiAhlp nmtch with a semifinal win over Harcourt Waters, Tuhmc, and Gardner Larncd, Chicago, 6-2, 8-3. leg that was expected to hamper his efforts In the Rose Bowl game with Southern California on New Year's Day. The All-America halfback Injured the leg during lapcrlng-off drill and was ordered from the practice field immediately by trainer Joe Hunt. New Theatei Manila's Finest Shows EVERY NIGHT Bos Onens Week Days 7:00 Matinee Saturday A: Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Con! Showing Wednesday & Thursday "THE KISS OF DEATH" with Victor Mature and Brian Donlcvy Sclcclcil Short Subjects RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "Bowery Buckaroos" with Gorccy and Hie East Siilc Kids Also News and Comedy slug fertilizer. labor Outlook Analyst* The farm labor outlook ai far u production Is concerned ihould b* adequate, Mr. Bllbrey stated. However, he pointed out that a word of caution on the possible supply of harvest labor would be good for all farmers stating that that the harvesting of a bumper crop could b«- eomc u serious matter In IMS. "This year, iai-.nera In this «re» received plenty of help at harvwt time from residents of Arkansa*' hill sections and Texn Mexican* but they should not expect at much next year," he said. "People of the hill country were starved out In their home sections by drouth lait i year «nd were forced to come to the Mississippi Delta In order t« mnkfl a living." "And the Mexicans we obUlntd from Texas were recruited through Hie Extension Service's farm labor program which no longer existi Any recruiting of farm labor In th« future will have to come throuih the United Slatei Employment 8«r-i vice." he explained. "We cannot afford to auumt that Ihc hill country of the state will b» visited by a drouth next year," he said, "and we cannot depend too strongly on obtaining Latin American help from Texia for tht 1M8 harvest season. Those that wen brought hero last year were recruited over protests from the state and the supply of migrating labor miy I be shut off altogether." he said. Mr. Bllbrey pointed out that ht rtld not propose a big cotton acreage for Mississippi County due to these uncertain labor conditions staling that "Mississippi County hns entirely loo much cotton acrt- age for n long range program and the day Is coming when w« will bf forced to decrease our cotton act*, age." Wishing You and Yours Happiness and Prosperity During the New Year We will be closed all day Thursday and Friday for Inventory We wish to lakt this opportunity to thank our many friends and patrons for the fine spirit of cooperation shown us throughout 1017. We arc deeply appreciative of your patronage, and look forward to having (he privilege of serving you again in 1948. And to each of you we again say "Happy New Year."

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