The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1948 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 10, 1948
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PACK SIX BLYTHEVILLK (AUK.) 1 COURIER NEWS Messkk Cagers Overcome Chicks Gam* in Memphis One . Of Season's Best for Blytheville Quintet Coupling good defensive baskct- , ball with a fast-brcakltij* offense the BlythevlUe Hlgli School Chlck- asaws gave the Messick High Panthers a good scare before bowing fo the highly-favored Memphis team by a 43 to 40 score on x Memphis court last II!R|I(. The chfckj battled uphill all the way and were within three points of overtaking the Panthers In [lie closing minutes of the game but fell before a tast-rntiiute scoring spree. It was bv far tlie best performance of (he Chirks this year. They got off to a slow start' but their offensive machine started clicking in the second Quarter and they kept within striking distance of the-Panthers at all limes. Only once during the game did the Panthers hold n. sizeable lend that was a 31 to 20 margin at halftlme Intermission. Chicks Lead In Third Period In the third quarter the Chicks started lo roil. The Tribe outscored the Memtihlaiu almost three to one during that period and at the opening of the final canto they led by a 38 to 31 score. Late In the fourth quarter the Chicks were forced to take to the defense as the Panthers started striking from far out. Their brilliant .shot-making netted them 12 points and at the same time they tishtened their defense and held the scrapping chicks to o lone field goal. Jim Chllrtcrs. Die bis six-foot three-Inch center ot the Panthers was the biggest thorn In the Chicks side. He hit. from bolh close-In and far out for a total of 18 points to lead both tennis in scoring and his brilliant defensive work under the basket caused the Tribe plenty of worry. Hard,. Racks Up 13 Points Forward Dudley Hardy paced the Chicks In scoring with 13 points followed by ilobby Mullen wjth seven. Guards Billy Bob Elliott and Dennie Gentry aiin center R. B Hodge «'ere the defensive standouts lor tlie Tribe. It was the Chicks second loss In five starts ami both were nt the hands of the Mcsslck five. In « previous meeting Dec. .19. the Panthers rolled over the Chicks 45 to 20 on the Haley Meld court. Box score: PCS. . P. . ..F. .C. . And Thereby Hanq a Dozen Tails SATURDAY, JANUARY 1«, 194t p^^ipti^o-;^ -vt^,;^ n^;;.^-°^ rr tine. The 14 foundlings were discovered umJc, a tarn n,,,i now aw.nii adoption m Uncago's Animal WcLlare League quarters. Chicks (40) (131 Hardy <7i Mullen . (4> Hodge . (5) Elliott. (C> Gentry Messick (49) J. Cole (61 Rumble (12) Childers (18) B. Cole (81 ...G. Brenner .12) ,.G . Substitutions: Messtck _ Murley, Stanfill. Kelley, 131 nnrt Hamncr. Blytheville — Jenilgan (3). Berry, and Simon (2). Football Coaches fleet •i ... •:NEW YORK, Jan. 10. (UP) — Jimmy Phelnn of St. Mary's of California was elected president ot the Football coaches Association yesterday, succeeding E. E. (Tad) Wieman of Maine Harvey Harmon 'of Rutgers was named first vice president: L. R. (Dutch) Meyer of Texas Christian University, second vice president' Earl (Red) Blalk of Army, third vice president, and Tuss McLaiigh- ry of Dartmouth, secrctary-'treas- .urer. ''--«- Restriction Veterans who served in the aruiol forces during peace time arc entitled to government hospital benefits only If they have service-connected disabilities. Riley Paired With Coffield For Tag Match After three weeks which featured cveiything from a three-way lag t inalch to a special grudge boxing bout, (he American Legion's weekly wrestling show will return to the usual line of business Monday night with a reflation tag match Venture precedmp by two one-fall preliminary bouts. i • J Featured in the las match event ' '• will be a quartet ol old-timers. Tex I rtiloy, the fiery tempered Irishman ' from Mules Shoe. Tex. aiul Jim Cotliclri, the bad-boy who is claimed by no slate in particular, will take on Joe Dilhna.n and Finis Hall, a pair of toushies that are well- | known to Blylhcvillc grappling fans, i Tliis match will be R 90-minu;e lime limit best two out of three lulls nffnir and has nil the pros- pect.s ol developing into a grudge due] bclore it is finished. Hi the two one-fall preliminary matches Dillman will mix with ni- ley in the tirst. and Hall will take I en Cofticlil in the second. Maxim Scores Decision Over Swedish Boxer NEW YORK, Jan. 10. (UP) — Joey Maxim of Cleveland established himself today as one of the most, dangerous men In the licnvy- 'weight ranks as a result of his decision over Olle Tandberg. the Swedish heavyweight champion and victor over Joe Dnkil. While it was true that Tandberg looked more like n promising ama- Second Round oi Binq (cur than a hcjivyweieht contend- ,. L f n IA . f er, he held a 21-pound weight ad- Crosby UO/f Meet Starts , vantage over Maxim—and that was ' not too easy to overcome. | Even though olle spent most oi I his time floundering about the ring. It look a split decision to give Maxim Wle gifht. Referee Eddie Joseph and Judge George Lecron both gave Maxim seven ol the leu rounds nnd Tnmlbcrg the other three. But Judge Charlie Shortess scored five rounds for i Tandberg, four for Maxim and one even. Joe Signs Contract'American League ~~~ Clubs Boast Crop Of Potential Stars Squaws, Paps Win Cage Games Girls Register 31-24 Win Over Pantherettes Of Luxora High School Th* Blytheville High School -Squaws and the Junior High School Papooses annexed a double cace victory over teams Iroin Luxora High school a t the Haley Field cym last night and the Squaws defeating the Pantherettles 31 to, 24 in the first game and the Pans whipping (he Junior Panthers 31 to 12 In the nightcap. The Paps had easy going In their contest, nnd Coach Walter Davis substituted ),is second and third teams frequently but for the Squaws It was a different story. Coach Nancy Ponder's sextet was forcer) to stage a last quarter scoring spree In order t o subdue the stubborn ranlhcrettc* who matched the Squaws point for point throughout the first three frames Paced by forward Sue Widner the Squaws look an early lead on two successive field goats but Coach Tye Adams' Pantherettes hurdled the four-point margin in tie the score a few seconds later. Tlie game was nip and tuck through tlie first two quarters nnd at haUtlinc the score was deadlocked at 12-all Close Game All the \V:i v In the third period the Squaws forged ahead where they remained but at no time during the third period did tliey hold over a four point lead. The Squaws Increased their lead In the fourth period however, with forwards Widner and June stlrcs leading the way. Widner led the Squaws in point- i making with 20 tallies and Patsv' No Worries m 4 untPed fooifei^' 1030 Noll , c Dame tcam cnjoyc(J im ""defeated and Health rnni . ic i' so "' ''eliixcs in Miami licach. Fla., with Swim Tor Health contest winnura, Queen Linda Diane Holies, left. ;md King Vincent Maun- Arkansas Birth Rate Increases During 1947 RUby CHICAGO. Jan. 10 (UP)-Evcj v American Lea Bl ,e baseball clut Tim \ coupli.- of potential rookie stars in the 1918 crop the League Scrv- ice Bureau indicated today but the champion New York Yankees nnd the challenging Cleveland In• lians appear to have ih "c lie t , , , bunch of newcomers. c rs pe ro o gana Heading the lisl of probable stare ; one lead and at halftime they led for Cleveland Is Albert Leonard by a IB to 4 margin Rosen, a third, baseman for Okla- Jim Deer, tall forward of the homa City last season who won Paps was high scorer with 10 mark- nearly every batting honor In the ; ers followed by J. C, Droke Pap Texas League. Young Rosen, who ' — ••- ..... — -•-•-• - ..... J °" Cs of Lu - xora ««i for "cT""" " Wlth SiX P ° Ms ',',,, boys Bnme lhe Pa l )s were f"P reme - The Blytheville juniors , , command of the contest early flrst pcrlocl and tneir le[ld ' visitors to one lone free th (hc [irst pe riod to egat|rneea beer—but he did object when Griggs insisted on bringing his motor scooter in with him. Russia Accused Of Holding 70,000 Italian Prisoners P.QME (UP >—Marshal Giovanni Mess*, who commandftd MUMO- llni'i lt(ion« In Ruwlt Jn 1M>, told the Italian preu that 70,000 Italians still are "misilnf" in til* O. S. S. R. Oespitt reiUrat«d Hutlan ejfl- clal denial* that any Italian wa* prisoners remained In th* Sorl«t, Marshal Mtsse aald h* htll«v««_ many of the men who fought untkflP him are still being used by tK*~ Russians In reconstruction work and other tasks. Messc a constant target for MM Italian leftists press, caused a twelve-hour strike of all transportation In Rome when ha held a meeting of Italian veterans of th* Russian campaign. Arrnt Cmuttt Slrik« During the meeting, a tram conductor shouted that Messe wafl a potential leader or resurgent Faa- clsni. That led lo the conductor'! arrest and an Immediate itrik* by all transportation workers %a protest the police action. In an article In the antl-Com- munist newspaper II Tempo, Meu* said Communist hostility toward him was caused by "their reluctance to admit the truth about th* very grave responsibility of the nil.- sians regarding the fat« of Italian soldiers In Russia." Messe was made a marshal by Mussolini when he was beseiegftd. In Joe DiMaggto kisses his new contract, \vliicli is reporter! to call for $70.000 for 1948 season, nfier signing it In the New York Yankee headquarters. —(NBA Telephoto.) will be 23 on March 1, the day th,, WR leaguers can officially open Spring training, won the halting crown with an average of .349. and also was first In hits, extra-base hits, doubles nnd runs batted in. In addition his 25 home runs were good for second place In that department. The Yankees, with a rookie crop valued around 1500,000. will test three standont pitchers. Bill Wight who won 16 and lost nine for Kansas City in 1947, Frank Killer and Fred Bradley, who combined 10 «'in 28 for the same club. Oils Nlar- lios. n Orcck catcher from the same farm team, also will get a tryout and is boomed as n probable innjor .league star. He was described as a Rood hitter, with a .Ml average a good arm and good fielding ability The Boston Red Sox a!s.o will try nut a large number of rookies, with Bill Goodman, an outfielder from Atlanta the probable star Goodman hit .310 in oi games last season. center with eight. Stanford led the visitors with four points. Box scores: Girls (ialne Blytheville <3|) pos. Luxora (24) Widncr <20i . P. (10J Hich'dson W'senhunt 15) F ...... .15) Cole Stires (6) ____ P. ..(3) Hannah L Overman . .G ......... Sexton E. Overman ...G ..... M. Sexton i Ross .......... G ..... Stanficldl Substitutions: Blyllieville— EHiel- ton. and Thaxton. Luxora— Bledsoe, Jones (6), Rlchey. and Lucas. Boys Game Blytheville (31) pos. Luxora (12) Criner (4) ---- p.. (4> Stanford Deer (101 ..... p ........... Hill Droke (8) ____ C. ..(2) Johnson Stircs ........ G ...... (1) Tate Held (3) ---- G ......... Smith Substitutions: Blytheville — "ance (21. Webb (1), Wallace. Thonunas- son, Hosteller, Boyd (3), Belknap, and Martin. LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Jan. 10 (UPi —Births in Arkansas, after dropping off In the late war years, continued their upward trend again last year—reaching a probable record high of more than 50,000. Harry Lee Williams, director ot the Bureau of Vital Statistics of [the State Health Department, based this estimate on the 44.850 births | reported during the first 11 months of the year. "There probably were about 5.000 other babies born in December," he said. Williams' estimate will top the previous record-high of 45.018 births set in 1946. During the war years of 1944. and 1945. births dropped to 41,560 and 39,130 respectively from a high of 42.589 In 1843. The 1947 births will average about 30 babies per 1,000 population in Arkansas compared with 26,2 per j 1.000 population in 1946. Williams also predicted an in- ] crease in the death rate for 1947,; although figures have not yet been : complied. There were 14.215 deaths j from all causes reported in the state in 1946—an average of 8.1 deaths lor every 1,000 popuation. Incidentally, the 1946 death ra'e was the lowest in the past 10 years with Ihe exception of 1942. when trie rate dropped to 7.9 per 1,000 population. j In Tunisia in 1943, a few days be- Macioci told Gi iggs to take his . fore he surrendered his armies to 1 scooter and "git." The motor sputtered—and so did me i\\o men. Macioci told police he ordered Griggs to leave three times. Thru his patience ran out, he said, and he threw Griggs and the scooter out. the Allies. He was one of the first top Italian commanders to pass over to the Allied side while a war prisoner In England. Greatest untapped source of oil Is the 10,000,000 square miles of continental shell that extends from _ Griggs lost three teeth and f ew to a 100 or so .miles underwa- MaciocI wound up telling it to the ' ler } rorn th» shores of continent* JU(| 3e. I and isi and s. Scoot.' Soys Bartender To Scooter Patron COLUMBUS, O. (UP) _ Prank Macioei. bartender, didn't mind if Benjamin Griggs stopped in for a UILT STRONGER Longer! DEL MONTE. Gal.. Jan. 10 (UPl —The three-ringed national pro-1 nmatuer golf championship circus i moved into the .second round of competition today with America's! top professionals casting a skepti-! cal eye at a flock of invading for- j e'.gn stars. j For the first time since pre-war days, the great American shot- j makers were getting a run for the I money in the S10.000 Bing Crosby ] event as it switched to the not- qnllc-so-toiigh Monterey Peiiinsiiifi Country Club course. Yesterday, touring (he beautiful 'and rugged i Cypress Point layout, the foreign boys were among the 'ronl-rimncrs. A Canadian, Slan Leonard of Vancouver, B. C.. teamed with American socialite T. Suflemi Taller of New York and Phoenix to post a xlhlR seven-under-par best ball of G5 for the leadership. 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The group Includes seven slate governors, senators representing the Finance and Executive Expenditures committees and House members representing the Ways and Means and Executive Expenditures committees They agreed yesterday that Con- grc-ss should immediately enact legislation to correct income tax inequities between Community pro- Coach in Little Rock For AAA Winter Meeting Coach Firman Bynuni of Blytheville High School and Superintendent of Schools w. B. Nicholson are attending the Mid-Winter meeting of the Arkansas Athletic Association in Little Rock today. Representatives of Arkansas schools that are members of the Association will discuss amendments to the present football playoff system and other state football regulations at the meeting. McMathDetaysStatcment Of Political Plans for '4B HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. Jrm. 10. (UP)—Garland County Prosecuting Attorney Sidney S. McMath has set the month of Mar."h for an announcement ot his 1948 politic-il intentions. iMcMath revealed this at a prc.>s conference yesterday. Although Harvard Coach Resigns CAMBRIDGE. Mnss., Jan. 10. (UPi— rticharri Crc.won (Dicki {Jarlow, football coach at Harvard Collepc since !S3;>. rc.sianert today upon the advice ol phv,icians who have been treating him for some time for a blood pressure ailment. pcrty and non-community proper- j s«'d lie was not ready to announce ly states. ' j his plans, he tclrt reporters that his Among other recommendations. , mind i.« already made up. they snid the federal government should relinquish to the states the employers tax levied to cover administrative expenses of the state employment security programs. Oov. Horace Hildrcth of Maine chairman of (h r Governors' Con- fcirnce. said the federal government has collected $150.000.000 more Ih.iii Herder! for administrative costs since the state employment programs have been in operation. Xo More Leaks ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. <UPl The old leaky rain barrel ulldr; the waterspout by small town porches soon will be replaced by tiv latest thing in barrel constructioi- the American Society of Mechanical Engineers was told at its meeting here. The new type is of glued laminated wooden staves with ply wood heads, and it Is not subject to '.vormholes. 3/2 SOUTH 2»P ST. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING u™ H « '^V'KSl ADMISSION 1'fUCE ANYWHERE! Kescrved Sea', on S,l e „ , h , I, CKion Arena from 6 p. m . Every Monda., M , . ,„ \DULTS .J5c — CHILDREN 15« Monday, Jan. 12rh rr.« included) ROX SKATS 15c EXTRA TAG MATCH Joe Dillman and Finis Hall vs. Tex Riley and Jim Coffield ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Joe Dillman |,| Finis Hall vs. Tex Riley VI. Jim Coffield Attention, Men: Mr. Jim Scott Special Representative of the STORRS-SCHAFFER CO. Will Be In Our Store Tuesday and Wednesday January 13,14 Showing a Complete New Line of Spring Woolens in Made-to-Measure Suits You Are Cordially Invited to Attend This, Showing R. D. HUGHES & CO. t K

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