The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 13, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 13, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chicks to Begin District 4 Play ' Leachville Teams to See Action Tonight In B.H.S. Gymnasium The Blytheville HiKh School Chicks and Squaws will officially open their 1918 District 4 cage play it the Haley Field gym tonight, when they take on two strong teams from Leachville High School. The Squaws wi(l meet ilic Loacli- ville Lionesses, considered one ol Hie strongest sextets of the district, in the first same which is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 and the Chicks will meet Coach Ethrirfgc McKcel's . Lions in Ilic nlterpiecc. Tonight's games \\itl t>e ini|»ori- ant to ix)lli teams inasmuch as it is their lirst against district opposition anu both squads need a wm in oraer lo get things rolling. The Chicks, vino havu polished off three of their lirst five opponents, tapered olf with a liard workout yesterday alternoon m preparation for tonight's battle and will probably only witness light limbering up cxercrises this afternoon. Squaws Play Leachville Tonight Coach Nancy Ponder .sent her triba of squaws through a heavy workout yesterday. Ace Guard On Injury List The Squaws ace guard, Ann White, will not see action in tonight's game due to a back injury forward; received in the Gosnclt game beiore Christmas. The Squaws .scntmcl was ordeied to the sidelines last week and was told to take two- weeks rest before resuming action. Opening for the Squaws agtutut \ the strong Invaders will likely lie Sue Widner, Nancy S tires tmU Bobbie WhLsenhunt at forwards and ; Edna Overman, Mary Jo Ross ami Ruth Hcpper at guards. The Chicks are expected to open their district play with the usunl ; starling lineup. Bobby Mullen and Dudley Hardy will work at forwards with R. B- Hodge at center and Dannie Gentry and Billy Bob Elliott at guards. However in practices this week, Coach James FLsh- er indicated that the starting lineup may be changed for this game but made no official statement re- gunrding a change. Following their show-dawn with the Lenchville teams tonight, the Chicks and Squaws wilt take on another strong district foe. Buy, here Friday night, then move to Manila for a pair of games with the Manila Lions and Lionesses and then play return matches with the LcachvUle squads in Leachville. — Courier News I'hotit Blytheville's representatives in thc District 4 High School girls' basketball race arc thc Squaws, pictured above, who will line up against the Lcnchvilic Lionesses in the preliminary game, at the Haley Field Kym tonight. The Squaws have a season record of (wo wins against three losses, having won the last two games that they have played. Members of lhe Squaws are back row left (o right— Coach Nancy Ponder. Kdna Overman, guard; Louncll Overman, forward; Sue Widener and Mary Jo Katon, student manager. Middle row— Bobbie Wisenhunt. forward; Peggy Hawkins, nuarrt; Dorothy Thaxton, guard; Ann White, guard; and Mary Jo Ross, guard. Front row— Joyce Shcl- ton, forward; Oleta Bailey, forward and June Stires, forward. Grid Letters Awarded 33 U. of A. Players Holland Sextet Seeks 35th Win In 35 Contests TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1948 Chicks Begin District Competition FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. Jan. IB fUP)— Enough University of Arkansas football players for (hree teams— 3:i— plus Student Manager Jada McGulre recicved letters the 1H47 season last night at of Feller Was Highest Paid Baseball Player of '47 CLEVELAND. Pnn. 13 (UP) — President Bill Veeck of the Clevelend Indians revealed yesterday that Bob Feller was the highest paid player in the history of baseball last year—with a totsil salary of 587.000. Announcing that lie will go into a salary huddle for next season with Feller here tomorrow, Vceck said his star pitcher drew S5.000 of his top income as expense money and some $40,000 as a bonus based on attendance. The earnings lopped by $7,000 the previous high of $80,000 paid to Babe Ruth. j annual Fa.vcttovllle Chamber Commerce football bniiQiict. The 1947 letlermen are: Hilly Unss, Leon Campbell. Bud Canada. Date Counts, James Cox, Jim Cnifton, Alvln Duke, Rnv Daugheity. Aubrey Fowler. Billy Franklin, Kurold Henson, Ken Holland. Eler Jackson. Frank Lam- briglil, Charles Lively. Gordon Long. Henry De Salvu, Slaccy Loonev. John Lunney, Melvln McGahn, Jim Minor, Hay Peters, Joyce Pipkin. Ross Pritchard, James Reichcrl, Don Richards. Thcron Roberts. Clyde Scott. Billy Ray Thomas Floyd Thomas, Duval Thornton. Steed While, Leon Whittakcr. The Holland, Mo., High School! girls cage team will attempt to stretch their two-season victory string to 35 consecutive wins and the boys five will try to pull their court record a little farther out of the red when the two squads for i meet Stccle, Mo., High School boys the. and girls in a homecoming double on the Holland court to- AAC Inspector Slops Tag Match Excessive Fouling, Referee's Alleged Partiality Blamed Because of unnecessary roughens* and excessive fouling on the part of Finis Hnll and Joe Dillman and the alleged "favorltsrn" shown by Referee Floyd "netl" fiyrd, lhe tag match feature of the American Ije- gion's weekly wrestling show last night was halted In the -second round with thc decision going to Tex Rl- ley and Jim Coffleld. The order to halt the match was Issued by Otis Sheppard of Blythe- vllle, local Inspector for thc Arkansas Athletic Commission who termed the display of im-fnir maneuvers by Hall and tollman and lhe actions of Referee Byrd at; "uncalled for!" The order came after 15 minutes of second round action. The Inspector's action was the second Intervention during Hie second [till. Earlier in the round Mr. Sheppnrd stopped the ring aclivllv and ordered that Hall be disqualified nftcr he insisted on roughing up his opponents despite previous warnings. After much discussion, Hull retired to the ringside where he continued his fouling by holdh'n Ililcy and Cofflelcl while his partner, Dillmati worked them over from inslde'tlie ring. Referees Action (.'ritirl/.ed Mr. Slieppimfs intervention was also aglatcd by the actions of Referee Byrd who was substituting for Referee-Promoter Mike Meroncy who was absent from the riim due lo illness. Byrd is tilleRcd to have "shown partiality toward Oillmaii and Hall" and his attitude toward Riley and Cofdclil was also listed us a cause for thc stoppuii: of the bout, Dillamn and Hall won lhe fir.U full of the match In 23 minutes wltlt Dlliman eliminating Riley in 10 minutes with body slams and a pin and Cofficld- was eliminated four minutes later by Hall with a body pin which followed a severe fistic attack. In the two one-fall preliminary! bouts Hall defeated Cofficld in 18 ... I minutes wilh a half-jack knife nnrt I Mississippi County schools with no Riley defeated DMImtin in nine j o"t-°f-«>unty foes mvadms. minutes with knnkaroo kicks and ai The county's biggest event tonight body pin. will come oil in Manila with the —Courier News Photo The Blylheville Chicks, 1947 edition, will officially throw in the District (heir hat i basketball ring tonight when they take on the strong sought (o get all details on posslbl* j Irregularities In the New York professional fight game, State Sen. Isador Dollnger, a Democrat from Manhattan's 26th District clamored today for a $50,000 Investigation of the sport. - Dollnger, who said at Albany thafc i "unfair, unwholesome and deplorable conditions exist In profession-i »*w YUKK, Jan. 13. (UPi-Thei al hox , „,,,„„ the slatc ... i mrc _ Texas Longhorns. » team of shor- , d d feso i ul | 0r , , or U ie appoint- tin ?nrt U , SU ,l" y C0 '" e ,° U , L ° n th * i >»'«t of » •<"•<"> " lan conimltff rirLrf. VV';? 01 ?' tociay were which would have the power to! defending their Southwejt Confer- 5ub ,, ocna witnesses and document, basketball title in the good i j .„ invwhere tradition—by shooting I ot)( ^ n e vi, ' TCU Defeated By Longhorns, SWC Champs NEW YORK, Jon. 13. <UPJ—The! ' enre ence old Texas ' • 1 Hie .small hut speedy Longliorns j o ruptlon. his the first six minutes and the 45 to 39 victory over the Horned Progs was their 12th in 13 starts. Texas rolled up an 11 to 2 lead in the opening minutes, led PI to 21 at the end of the first half, and outroughcd TCU in a brawling second half at will Roger.' Coliseum In port Worth. Tom Hamilton, a 6-foot. 3-inch guard, one of the few tall men on the Longhorn (earn, led the scoring -.vlth 15 points. Guard Gene Schmidt was high scorer for TCU with nine points. In other feature games last- nl \Jit, Duquesne and Georgia, both undefeated, had no difficulty adding their lllh victories. Duquesne roll- l.eachvlllc Lions at the Haley field gymnasium. Coached by James R. | e<| over St. Francis at Altoona. Pa., Fisher, the Chicks have a record of three wins against two losses thus far this season and boast one of the slrongest cage tennis since before tile war. Pictured above arc back row left to right—Coach Fisher, Dudley Hardy, forward; Jim Berry, center; and Billy Bob Elliot, guard. Middle row—Dennie Gentry, guard; R, B. Hodge, center; Mosc Simon, Kmud, and Carl Wyatt, forward. First row—£>eon Ashby, center-guard; Prcntis Jernlyiin, forward, and Bobby Mullen, forward. 60 to 34. nrirt Georgia beat South Carolina, TO to n'l. Wisconsin, although beaten in non-conference competition, ranked as th c only unbeaten team in the Big Nine and the Badgers' 60 to 51 triumph over Iowa at Madison, wis., lust night halted Iowa's unbeaten string at eight games. 22 Missco Cage ,Navy May Have Teams Booked for Tilts Tonight Civilian Mentor To Lead Middies New York Senator Asks Investiqation of Boxing NEW YORK, Jan. 13. (UP)—At the same time that a grand jury King Meet Scheduled FORT SMITH. Ark., Jan. 13. (UP) Fort Smith's 1948 Golden Glov»s Boxing Tournament will be held here Jan. 22. 23. 24 and 31. The deadline for entres is Jan. 20. and winners in the . Fort Smith tourney will be qualified for regional competition. 'Hie tournament is being sponsor- 'ed b}- the Southwest-Times Record. Knoxville Step Closer . To Berth in Dixie Loop KNOXVILLE. Term., jnn. 13 — (UPl—Knoxville wji.s one step closer to a possible berth In th c Southern Associntlon Baseball League today nfter the city council agreed last n:\it lo the provlslonnl ex- lieudituic of S200.MO to enlarge the baseball park here. The council voted unanimously to guarantee the money provided the Knoxville Amusement Co. purchases a Southern Association franchise and has it approved within 90 days. hcarlc nlRht. Thc Holland sextet has nmnsscd a total of :it straight victories during the 1940-41 :ind 1947-48 seasons. They've won nine hi a row I his season. 'Ilieir lust victory was a 30-20 romp over Cooter, Mo., girls Friday nighl. Leaving Ihclr record at three wills and live losses, thc Holland five dropped their fracas with thc Cooler lads that night, by n 37-22 count. Prior to the opener, Mary Alice Prilchnrd. Holland High School Junior will be crowned Basketball Queen In homecoming ceremonies. The Kills' teams will launch the ! as the National League Rules Com- twin-bille, beginning at 7:30. ! mlttee pernared to go into session The Holland sextet won the j a I New York (o discuss rules chan- Southeastcrn Missouri R lrl.s cham- Bes. plonship last season as well as the Pcmiscot County title. The girls are coached by c. H. Utlcy and the boys five is piloted by Roy Epperson. The girls will tournament 20-24. Mississippi County basketball fans will have a full menu of their favorite sport tonight with 11 cai;e i tilts, four double-headers and one ' triple-hill slated to be played over thc county. , Headed by Blytheville's double I clash with Leachville at the Haley Field gym here, tonight's list includes games between eight other Food technologists ili.^lose that radar can sterilize food. Bacteria I Irmt cause food to spoil can be destroyed in a few seconds by high- I frequency radio waves, which generate sudden heat. Read Courier New» Want AdJ ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Jail. 13. (UP) —A big time- college coach—perhaps even Frank Leahy of Notre Dame—was expected lo be named shortly lo direct Navy's football team as the academy launched a new policy today of operating on the gridiron without benefit of Its ancient and obsolete graduate system. | Whether Icahy had been approached or whether he would take ; the job even if he were, belonged with tilt-- .speculation that found Manila Lions meeting Missco High Davy's scaclog mentor. Capt. Tom School in a triple-bill. Thc Manila H »mi!ton at South Bend. Intl.. the [ Juniors will lake on a junior team " om . e ol . tn , c F1 « \ tm 1I ' 1S "' at I'™" > I from Missco in (he first game at | clscl > - 'he time ha the Navy an-6:30 with the girls teams from the j "ocaWn" y^eV" "" Hamilton was there, presumably j to attend a sports banquet, but in | view of the fact that, Leahy WHS a war lime navy officer, there seemed a remote chance that lie might \ consider coaching Lhe Middies in • peace time—for n sizeable sum. 1 The Navy, in announcing that tt ; would operate hereafter as dirt , 1041, stated cryptically that it was going Into the open market to obtain a civilian with an outstanding reputation. New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVER* MGHT Box Opens W«k Days 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont Showing play in a at Warden, Mo., Jan. R*»d Oourter New» Wani AOS. Porker Captain Named PAYETTEVIL.LE, Ark.. Jan 13. <UP) ...... Guard Thcron Roberts, a junior from Tcxarknna. was electe;! captain of (he 1948 Arkansas Uaz- orback team at a banquet here la-sl night. Major League Players Sign '48 Contracts : NEW YORK. Jan. 13. cur 1 ) — Holdouts were a rarity today with not a bomificie salary quibtolcr to lie found as baseball players on t various major league clubs trotter Clyde (Smackover) Scotl, senior. [ the dotted line to satisfactory terms All-Southwest half, alternate captain. was named two schools meeting in the second game and the senior boys clashing in the nightcap. South Mississippi County fans will come in for their share of tlie sport, too. ix games are scheduled for that end of the county tonight with the Gosnell Pirates meeting Osccola in a pair of games at Osccola. Wilson invading Luxora for a pair and Shawnee taking on Keiser in two tills. Tonight "SWEET GENEVIEVE" with Jean Porter and Jimmy L.vdon Also Shorts Army when it hired Earl (Red) Blaik from Dartmouth as its most [ i successful mentor ol all lime In Wednesday & Thursday "OUT OF THE BLUE" with Virginia Mayo and CiCorffe Brent Selected Short Subjects AVIATION TRAINING for OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF AMERICA Why INTERNATIONAL Truck Service Means TON-MILE ECONOMY • Conlact us if you're interested in truck service that keeps trucks operating economically. Here's •why: \Ve plan your work efficiently. Our shopmen arc competent craftsmen. They find and fix little troubles before they become big ones. They have the skill and will to do thorough jobs. We arc part of the International Truck service organisation. \Xe have factory-standard International parts. \Ve have special International equipment for testing, servicing and repairs. So contact us for service that pays off in thc language thc truck operator understands best ton-mile economy. This service available for other makes as well as International. with their Bosses. Knokics and veterans alike were included in thc latest contract signatures with inficlders phll Rizzuto of the world champion Mew York Yankees and Hobby Docrr of (he Boston Red Sox as the most prominent. Shortstop Rizzuto, a .273 hitter (iuriiiK the roRiilar season and a .301 swatter against the Brooklyn I>odccrs In the World Series, was pivcn a "healthy raise." Guesses placed Ills 1!M8 salary at SIft.lKw. Thc Yankees also signed vi" left handcr Tommy Byrne, who i expected to be a regular next ., ;\son provided he can master a tendency lo'.vard wlldness Byrne, who won 12 games and lost 6 wilh thc Kansas City Blues' farm club, had an earned run average of 3.25G. The Red Sox announced no salary figure for Doerr. one of the ' most brilliant defensive second basemen in baseball, and until last season a jxjwcrnil and consistent, hitter. Last \ear Docrr's average dropped lo .258 a.s the entire Uos- i ton Club slumped from its pcnunnt- I winning eminence of 1046. Other : Boston players to be signed yesterday wcrp veteran outfielder \Vally Moses, a .275 hitter last year. <inri a rookie third b.isenian, George Strickland. 3/2 SOUTH 20? ST. PHONE863 Bell Would Drop Extra Points to Combat Gamblers PHILADELPHIA. ,1all 13. lU —Commissioner Bert Bell of the National Poothall Leastie. who is sternly opposed to the point afler touchdown, said today lie would advocate its elimination as R means or combattinp gambler.-;. Bell, wlio has had no announced suppnr among club owners for his dra.stic proposal, said elimination o[ the extra point would be "one ansuer to the sucker odds now being offered bv gamblers." "Gamblers arc milking the public now by trimming thc odds down to as low as one-halt point." Hell said. "With thc extra point s°"C, their spread would have to be at least three points." Bell announced hU stand against the extra poitit and In favor of a "sudden death" appended period to wipe out all league tie garnet. Hundreds of opportunities If you are 17 to 34. physically lit. and can pass certain mental examinations, you may enlist right now in the U. S. Air Force. Once in the Air Force you will have an opportunity la qualify for one of the many technical or specialized training courses ottered by the Air Training Command. In addition, you may take courses under tiie United States Armed Forces Institute and complete your high school education Then, if you are between 201/2 and 28, you may compete for appointment to Officer Candidate School. Special opportunities for high school graduates II you have graduated from high school you can enlist In the U. S. Air Force for 3 years and will be accepted for an Air Force Specialized School of your choice before yon enlist, under the Aviation Career Plan. If you arc between 20y, and 28 you can compete for appointment to Officer Candidate School. Single men between 20 and 26',:, who have two years of college or can pass an equivalent examination may be eligible for Aviation Cadet Training. Special opportunities for men with two years of college or the equivalent In addition (o the opportunities offered by Hie Aviation Career Plan and Officer Candidate School, all unmarried male citucns between 20 and 26Vi are eligible to apply for Aviation Cadet Pilot Training (next classes start March 1 and July 1). Successful graduates of pilot training will be rated as Air Force pilots, commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants, Air Force Reserve, and assigned to flying duty with the U. S. Air Force. These officers will have an opportunity to compete for a Regular Air Force commission. r-te Special opportunities for Veterans ol any of the Armed Forces If yon held an occupational specialty In any of more lhan 300 skills with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Gnarct. you may be eligible for a grade as high as Technical Sergeant in lhe Air Force, depending upon your skill and previous experience. Former officers may apply to Headquarters. U. S. Air Force, Washington 25, D. C.. for determination of a grade in which they may enlist. ALL THESE OPPORTUNITIES AND GOOD PAY, TOO! Don't overlook the money In an Air Force career. Right at the start, you make S75 a month, plus such essentials as food, clothing, quarters, medical and dental care, provisions forrellre- mcnt, and in a few short months, you may be rated Private First Class at S30 a month. This actually gives you more net lake-home pay than lhe average civilian who is paying for equal benefits. For full details, ask at yonr nearest U.S. Army and U. S. Air Force Recruiting Station. U. S. Army and U, S. Air Force U. S. ARMY RECRUITING STATION City Hall Second Floor grand jury in Manhattan sought to gain testimony from middleweight boxer Jake Lamolta, but was unable to do so because h§ refused to sign a waiver of Immunity. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. TONKJHT Warner TVewi and musical Shorf Wednesday & Thursday "KILROY WAS HERE" with Jackie Cooper and Jackie Cnogai News anil Short J^re^^i Weekdays Bux Office Open* 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens li:4S p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Slarts 2:00 Tuesday Wednesday . FEATURE" They all want who Gertie isn't giving 1 . Tonight > Woman on the Beach" with ' oan Bennett and Charles Bickfor Serial: "Brick Bradford" and Comedy , Wednesday & Thursday "Smoky River Serenade' with The Honsier lint Shot* , and Ruth Terry . ..J.

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