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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 14, 1948
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' fAGB SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUNTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1948 ChJCksWin39-16 /?/«* C f gers Don Girls'Garb Over Leachville 500 Spectators See Blythevide Team Open Conference Play The Blytheville High School Chfcka&aws, after being temporarily detoured by two consecutive setbacks, rolled back onto the victory road last night with a 39 to 16 win over a pack of hard-.scrapping Leachville Ltons, Approximately 500 spectators Jammed the Haley Field gymnasium to near capacity to watch the Chicks annex their fourth victory of the Infant season and their first against District 4 competition. While not a fast tilt and .scoring WBA slow both teams played a steady game and displaypd strong under the basket defense. Chicks took command of thc contest at the opening whistle and never were hurt! pressed by opponents. To Meet Jewelers in Benefit Tilt The Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce's Piny ground Fund will benefit from a special brisket- bull double nlmclkm lo be held at the Haley Field gymnasium here tonight which win fcnture the Ar- kfuisns Blotxlhouiuls of Jonesboro and Coca Cola Bottle)« in the main event with (he Jnycoe Jennys, an all-male Icnm, meeting the FitzpiiU rlck Jewelry Store's girls team tn a preliminary lilt. Ticket sales for I his specinl attraction, are reported by Envin Jones, chairman of the Jaycec's BnskelbnM Committee ji.s good, and a larpc crowd Is expected to he on hand to sec the top-notch twin-bill. All proceeds from the contest will to the Playground Fund. Tht Jennys, coached by Marshall lacknrd are irporlcd n.s being both fnsl and nRi'aufvc and mn.slers of (hn fast-break, In pro-name, practice sessions, members of the squad conversed on the .subject of a mnn-to- man defense with a combination of fust mul slaw breuk nx H means of Httnck. Couch Btackard slated that he lia.s boon .schooling hl-s quintet In a new .system which he called the "Notre Dnme syslejn" and that he u'ouM maneuver his squad from the bench. Jewelers Devise Sporhil Trlrkii Thft Jewelers, coached by Stanley Keller, are reported to have worked up a .special set of plays which I hoy will use HtfntnsL the Jennys' new .system but Coach Keller declined Pop Gridmcn Guests At Lions Club Luncheon Members of the Blylhevlllt Junior High School's football team were jucgl.s of the Lions Club at it.s week- .y meeting yesterday noon In the Hotel Noble. S. (Pop) Musley Introduced Ihe enm members and spoke, briefly on he 19-17 season nnd prospects for he coming season. Basketball Coach Jamcx R. Fisher also .spoke. It was announced that Gabby Hirer t, sports commentator whu Broadcast the Kt. Louis Cardinal Barnes last season, will be tfuest speaker at next Tuesday's meeting. White the Bloodhounds-Bottler* 1 c " mmml nn wlmt ll * : wollM use to contest is llMcd a.s the main atrftci,- !ion the spotlight will focus on the With forwards Bobby Mullen ami The 1 jcnnys-J^cler., prelim (uncle. The Jclmy . s mm p mcA „, mcni |, rr » ol thc niythevllle Jaycecs who will be uni/orjnctl in ladles Attire, will he playing their first name of the their Dudley Hardy leading the way tlie Chicks moved Into an early lead, ncoring six points In the first two minutes of play but the Lions plup- ged their defense to check Ihe fnst- break Tribe after that allowing them a 6 to 2 lead at the end of the first stanza. Chick Defense Cllrki The Chicks stressed defense mosi- Ijr and their man-to-mnn screen worked beautifully against the slow- break offense employed by the Llona. While Bobby .Mullen led In the scoring with 10 markers, guard Dennle Gentry and center R. 1J, Hodge were the main cogs in the Tribe's machine. The fine follow-up work tmned In by these two Chick stalwarts enabled the Biytheville aggregation tor "it^ck til almost completely control tlie re- T,ionc.sses, bounds under both baskets, which; ^ UI ' 0{ 1 was the difference between victory and defeat. Both teams loosened up somewhat during the second canto and the game moved a little faster. The j fast-breaking Chicks hit ihe wlck-j •r for five field goals and one free throw while holding the Lions to season but it Is expected that they 1 will play boys 1 rules. combat the Jaycces' reported Riuooth-clSckliiR Couch Blarknrd staled Ihiit hi. 1 roster of players includes the names of such former basketball "immortals" AS John "Twinkle-Toes" Hrw- llnjjs, a Imrd-chnrgiiig, f:\st dribbling forward nnd J. T. "Mile-High" .Sudbury, the five-loot two-inch confer. Fie stated that he planned to start JI mmy '' I lawk - Eye" Kd wa rds nt, the other forward post \viih Harry "The Cnt" Camp and William "Wild BUI" Crawford nt guards. However he pointed out that he will dr&ss-niil some 25 players and that he expected lo use all of them in tonight's uninn and thnl tf occasion so calls, he would "borrow" „ . , . , |a lew players from among the spec- Paced by alinrjxshooting forward , tators. Leachville Lionesses Defeat Squaws Onella Parslev who made over hi\U of their points, the Irfachvillo Lionesses blasted the Blylhcvillc High School Squaw's 23 lo 15 in Hie preliminary game at Ibe Haley Field gym here ni^ht. It was College Cogers Will Compete At Jonesboro Baseball Bosses Cast Bitter Frowns On Television Coverage of Games By ('arl !,undquUt (United rrrvc Sports Writer) NKW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI — Nothing will be done unless there Is a slump In nltrndancc but Majr<r League officials iievtTlhnlexs were concerned today over television competition whereby a thrifty fan can liave been converted Into fans, per- Imps In self defense, while listening to games or watching the ball and bat movies at their neighborhood tippling stale. Hut is isn't the casual patron who might be at tlie bar anyway that concerns the club owners. They— Two Horse Owners 'Barred From Turf like the tavern proprietors who are making a tremendous invcslment watch the Dadgers play and enjoy! an eight-course free lunch with j salon music all for a 10-cent beer. Un lo now Ihe three major league clubs In New York and In most of I has a few drinks and watches tlie the olher cillcs where there are [game through lo Ihe finish. Tro/ons Los* Caf» Tilt CONWAY. Ark., Jan. 14 (UP>The Lillle Rock Junior College Trojans were nursing a broken win- NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 14. (UP) — "Ing streak today after tumblingM. c. Keefe, an owner-trainer, and before the Hendrlx warriors 48 to Harry Stein, a former horse owner, 45 here Wednesday night. The Capital Clly lads earlier had won three intercollegiate tilts. The Trojans moved into an early lead but faltered after the first five minutes. Trolley coaches, street cars, an.l In' television equipment-are Intereri B f s . buses °' ' h t, U " lled stat<?5 Cil 'in the fan who makes a special trip. ^*.j; ec °'' d high of mor « *>">" • - - ' 4.000.000 passengers every day dur- ig 1046. television transmitting facilities ha atloptcil the same tolerant altitude as they have toward radio broadcasting reasoning that it has stimulated Interest among Tans. Unquestionably that Is true and three Is no doubt that many a tavern patron, heretofore, has been more concerned with bending his own elbow than In watching Joe DIMagKio bend Ills while whaling a home run Into the upper deck at/ Yankee Stadium. Radio and television polls indicate that many persons "packs 'em In." JONESBORO, Ark., Jan, 11 CUP) —Competition lo determine the Arkansas representative In Ihe National Association InlercolleKiali- basketball lournnment at Kansas City will hc held here Mar. 3-3. Coach Tke Tomilson of Arkansas Stale nnd chairman of lhe Arkansas NAIli Commillce said the slate mrei will be held at Arkansas State f;ym. Tlie tourney will be confined to (our teams: the top three senior (cams in lhe Arkansas Inlorcollc- giale Conference and lhe 1917 staio NA1B rcpvesenlalive. The AIC will not \ioUI » Inunu-y ! boy who rose to thc top and pulled this year, and junior college learns j Ills baseball team up with him, Tavern owners In all sections of the Metropolitan area reported an unprecedented Increase In business last, season during hours when television transmission of baseball games was in progress. Similarly big increases arc enjoyed lor the transmission of other sport.s, particularly boxing. But because of H.s every day availability and because as "the great American game" It has a grea'.- fan following than any other sampling I sport, it Is baseball television that Breadon, Cards' Ex-Boss, Retires From Baseball Today nre not risible for NATB play. Tlie Jewelers starling lineup \ not available at noon today. Semi-Pro Trains tn Play Tonights feature attraction will bring together two of the Mid strong first-hnlf scoring J-Soulh's lop Independent tenms. i-lck for (he " le Bloodhounds squad, which is composed largely of former Jonesboro High School, and former nil- Mate players, is ralccl a.s one of Arkansas' best semi-pro fives. Two «•(*« ago they narrowly missed an unset victory over the tinned Phillips fir, oilers. National AAU champions, In a (,'iimc played In Jones- attack that the fca- shnotlng from far-out as well n.s cln.v in. The visiting sextet lacked np IS of the '>3 points in thc first quarters while holding the Squaws to a mere five points. The Squaws battled gallantly the heavy odds but they were tumble to do much with Ihe ' long shooting two field goals and one chanty losJ ^'^J^ 1 during the second period to gain a "' c „,, ,f'.,', sl 10-point, 17 to 7 halftime lead. ' " 11.1ms Stress of Parsley and thc of forward Bon- I.loni Clame Ontfil The Lions battled Ing the final two quarters but they were unable to whittle down the Chicks lead. George Anthony, the Lfons six-foot plus center, set his wheel shot In motion during the second half and It looked for awhile m If Coach Ethrldge McKeel's quintet might pull out of the sleep-walking daz« that seemed lo rule over them. But th« Chicks retaliated with lorn* top-drawer ball handling to clinch the victory about mid-way In. the fourih period. ' ] Sporting a brand-new set of warm- np tops, the Chicks looked their b«st tn last night's game. Despite th« faot that their offensive attack w»» a little off-par, they oft-set thit with some nice ball-handling »nd ft good defensive game. Box score: Bljthe»ill« . POF. (101 F. (3) (61 P, (3) C. (10) (41 a. (2) (3) G. (!) Substitutions: Blythevillc-Simon (21, Jernlga'n, Berry, Ashby, and Wyatt. LtachvillB-Barnes. S*. Louis Billikens Whip Long Island U. 68 to 57 NEW YORK, Jan. 14. (UPi—The Midwest, which takes It.s basketball seriously—and usually with good reason—could look thc East in the eye again today because St. Louis University only "froze up" for 10 minutes in its Madison Square Garden garni: with Long Island University. bowed out of the game officially lo- boro. Defense This name, like Ibe boys lilt. .. ,. , wns .slow moving nnd featured llt- gallantly dn,-! lle scori|]| , „, „„,„ tcam< . ^^ mostly to the defense. Thc Squaws look an early lead shortly after Sl) e opening whistle but were unnljle to hold it when Lionesses' offensive machine started cliekint: about mid-way of the first quarter. The Squaws out-scored the visitors in thc final-half of lhe game but were never able to come witli- In striking rnnye of their opponents. It was the fourih loss In six starts for Coach Nnncy pondrr's gang and It was their first, setback ngalnst District 4 oplxxshion. j Forward Hobble Wliisenhunt pac- ] ed the Squaws in point-making i with 5 tallies and Parsley led the i Lionesses with 13. Sue Widcner. the I Squaws ace shot-maker was kept iwelty well checked In (Ills cotl- I i | ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Jan. 14 IU1 1 )— Rickey, now boss of lhe Brooklyn Sam Rreadon, the Irish Immigrant'Dodgers, the Cardinals' most powerful rival in the league, was scheduled lo speak nt last night's testimonial dinner, but his plane wa: day with the praise of some of the I grounded at New York by bad wei- most prominent men in sporU andither. I politics rhiBiiiB In his ears. | AnloUB tl ., blllcs to lhe ,,.,,.,, i Hreadon, who had never seen altrovert, who began his business baseball game until hc came to St.jiecr by selling popcorn at the 1901 I.ouis from New York In 1!)03. lold; world's fair, was a telegram frorr more than 1.000 persons who packed] President Truman. • . the gold room of the Jefferson Ho-| "Dear Sam." it said. "Ihis tribute tel lust night that lie first invested to you is richly deserved. Basebal in I lie St. Lotlls Cardinals as a con-] is indebted to you for what yo; tribntlor. (o a community drive. have done to keep H at a level "! knew quite a lot about base- liuh integrity—certainly all of rom Missouri the Cardinals." Breadon. spry and peppery at 72 wanted the SlO-n-pble dinnei •ailed off after he liquidated hi: holdings in November. But. for I hi time in any matter conctrnim the Cardinals, his wishes were dis regarded. . , , ball by that lime." hc said. "I had Coach Stanley Keller of the Bloodhounds staled that lie won! I start his usual starting lineup In tonight's game which consists of Williard Til ley nnd Jake Holman at forwards. Jimmy Henson at center nnd Polly Black and Junior "Blacl:- ic" Stevens at guards. Coach Jaincy R. Fisher of the Blylhcvilic Chicks may play for his squad tonight, he said. As a 'special added ah action to- niliut, T. F. "Doc" Dean. Blytheville real e.stale dealer and a member of the Blytheville Jtvycecs will hold a special free-shot exhibition betwen games, taking on all coiners. nnd won 6H to 57. Thc pass-happy Blllinks couldn't i i '™' 1 ahoul lhe Ramc '" lhc ""vs- gel started in thc opc.ling mill- paper ' s and.! followed the batting nies last night and lt?,471 specla-I * rvol ' aECS wll " D ' lvns stiu '» New tors prepared lo watch another fa- ! ^ mk "After T came to St. Louis. I even attended a (ew games. But when I invested that first $250 in the club, I thought of it merely as a donation." Despite that early impression. Breadon in 30 years managed to run that original investment into a thriving business which he sold to a syndicate headed by former Postmaster General Robert E. Hannegan for S3.500.000. Broaden said that much of the credit for the Cardinals' success should fo to Branch Rickey, former vice president and general manager of thc club. Rickey developed thc Cards' farm system, the first in organized baseball. Manila Lions Win Tilt With Missco High The Manila High School Lions stopped short a late rally of tlie ; Missco Hipji School five to nose out ] the visitors 31 to 32 in (he feature game of a triple-header basketball j Tonight's first game Is .scheduled : nfrnir ll1 tlle -Manila gym last night. In 5,-et underway at 7'30 with the' ln otller K" mes tllc Manila Juu- Boltlers-Bloodhounds tilt follow!]"; ioi ' s ciowll<1(l 'he Missco Juniors 34 Mullen Hardy Hodge pentrj Elliott I.r.ifhville Nelson K Welch Anthony J. Welcii Shawncs Gilmer to Confer WASHINGTON, Jan.' 14. (UP Tlie Washington Redskins said today that Coach Turk Edwards and Harry Gilmer, Alabama passing tee, will meet here secretly Sunday In > "showdown" contract conference. A spokesman said "such details have to be Ironed out" and that an announcement probably made Monday. test and was never able to jict Koine. However, she was runner- up for tlie Sqimv.s will! four points. Fifth Win for l.l.imrssn Tlie win was the fifth for the Lionesses ngalmt two defeats and both of these setbacks '.vcrc at the hands of the Bay yellow Jackets and both by a very small margin. The Lc.ichville sextet Is rated as immediately after. Ruth Plans Vacation NEW YORK. Jan. 14. fUPI — Biibe Ruth is planning a vocation trip to Florida later this month while awaiting his expected release from the Neurological Hospital, it was revealed today. Ruth, who entered the Medical Center Institute last Sunday for ob- Blythcville . Wiclenrr <ti Whi'hunt i.M Stires i3> .... E. Overman .. Ross Hooper Siibsiiuuicins: kins. r Robbins .F 181 Adam* G Lyrrly G Malone G Galley Leachville — Haw- Shiplr-y, and Richardson, will be j Blytheville—Shclton, Bailey, and L. Overman. v31. However. Ruth's physician, Dr. Rollo Masselink. -snid it has not yel been decided when his patient will leave the hospital. to 5 and the Lionesses defeated the Missco sextet 35 to 27. The senior boys game was closely played all the way with the Lions holding a halftimr lead of 1!) to 12. The visitors sank throe long field goals from the center line to move within one point of the Lions In the \ final seconds of the game but time ! j ran out before they could overtake I I Manila's lead. j Marnl Harris led Manila's scoring I with 13 points and Cross and \vi- mouth paced thc visitors with nine points each. owe you cheers foi Idaho Curtain Lifted MOSCOK, Ida. iUP>— Thc Uni versity of Id»hn will clrop its bar against non-Idaho ]-e.sidcnts nex semester. President J. E. Buchana said the big rush of veterans ap pears to be leveling off and con struction of additional housin facilities permitted enrollment o selected mm-iesidcnfs. Read Conner News Want Ads. Troplial hardwoods furnish nine per cent of all timber cut and used, ncording to the Encyclopedia Bri- lannlca. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "KILROY WAS HERE" .TarUie t'oojirr 31 nil Jackie Cnngan Neivs nml Short Beware Couhs That Hang On Creomulsion relieves promptly because It goes right to the seat of the trouble to help loooen and expel •erm laden phlegm, and aid suture o soothe and heal raw, tender, Inflamed bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to Mil you a bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding you must like the way it quickly allays the cough or you an M have your money back. CREOMULSION or Coufihs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis today were banned from the turf for life for allegedly doping A race The Louisiana Slate Racing Commission, which hnndetl down th« verdict, also suspended an exercise boy for six months (or his part in Ihe alleged doping. New Theater Manila's Finest - Shows KVKKY NIGHT Box Opens Week Days 7:00 Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sal.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cant. 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