The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1948 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 19, 1948
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MONDAY, JANTJARY 19, 1948 BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER NTEW1 PAGE SEVEN Chicks to Face Tough Opponents Game Scheduled For Tomorrow Night With Manila Lions Razorback Cagers Lead Conference ThP Blylheville Fitch School ir.ks. aflx?r two consecutive wln« their home court, hit the road 1his wcok tor a pair of contests with two strong District 4 teams. The Chicks, seeking victory No. 6, face another stiff contest tomorrow night when they invade the lair of the always sironft Manila Lions for a lilt which will have definite bearing on the Mississippi County cacc race as well as the district battle. Friday night, the Tribesmen will Journey to Lcach- ville lor a return enRaK^mfnt with Coach Ethrldg<> MrKccl's quintet. Coach Nancy Ponder's Squaws | will accompany the Chicks on their | venture to furnish comix-tition of i the Kirls' teams of the two schools ! In preliminary battles. In previous meetinps Ihe Squaws bowed to both j Manila and Leachville squads and this wock they will be seeking rev- eniie. for their two lickin«s I.Inns Have Vine Record The Chicks, who opened their District 4 cage play with a pair of wins over Leachville and Bav lust week, began practice for this week's encounters this afternoon. The Tribe will have only today to gel ready for the Manila contest and will r-liirn to the practice court Wednesday in preparation for their return engagement with Leachville Friday night. The Manila Lions, who have polished off some pretty fair ball clubs in hanging up 15 wins in 17 starts, are rated as one of the county's top teams. Their list of victims thus far this year include such teams a.s State High of Jonesboro, Monet te, ^Parngould and Osceola. Their two *.* came at the hands of the X'ooter Wildcats. Chirks Gel Top Rating Coach James Fisher's Ohicks, who have been defeated only by the Mfssick High Panthers of Memphis, wilt be rated as slight 'ivnrites in both contests this week. They received this rating over Manila by virtue of comparative scores against their only common opponent. Osccola. Tho chicks smothered the Seminoles 57 to 37 in the sea- PAYETTEVn.LE. Ark., Jmi. II (UP)—The Arkansa* Raiorbucks, currently lopping m« Southw«t Conference, will malntnln their undefeated loop record thli week by meeting two non-conference teams The Hogs, who won over Southern Mcthotttsl University twice nl Fayettevllle Usl week, will plus- Alabama In Memphis Werine.sdas and Arkansas State In Jonesboro Thursday, Meanwhile, early standings Indicate lint Arkansas. Texas and Baylor will scramble for conference honors. Arkansas has a record of four conference victories and no defeat* while Texas and Baylor have woi three games each. However. Texa ; has a season's record, having wol I 11 Barnes and lost, only one. Arkmi sas lost four games in early «»son play against ten victories. In other games this week. Bay lor meets Texas Christian at For Worth tonight and Rice in Waco Saturday. Rice plays Texas A. and M. in Houston Wednesday. Texas and SMU do not play. Meanwhile. George Kok, Arkansas' towering center, hun« ontn his scoring- leadership by racking up 47 points against Southern Methodist, He now has 29* points in U games. Bill Baley of Texas A. >nd M. nosed out Al Williams of Arkansas to lake over second place. Kok also leads the conference scoring with 88 poinLs. to Meet Byrd and Dillman •n« Blaklejr «nd Ten niley team up tonight to grapple with Floyd •Red" Byrd and Joe Dillman In liie weekly lag match at the American LeRton Arena. Blnkley. • J20-))ound urappler ho will b« mnklni; his first ap- earance here In over n year, will encounter Dillman in one of the pre- Hmlnnry bouts with VUley nnd Byrd swapplliR mips In Ihe other. Tonlpht's tag maUh Is expected to develop into R private fued between nlley and llyrd as a result of Ulley nccu.sluR nyrd of "showing parllftllty" In last week's matrli which was officiated by nyrd. The. match was halted in Ihe second round by Otis Shcppaid, Inspector of the Arkansas Athletic Commission who gave the fight lo KHi-y nnd Jim Coffield due to :he alleped partiality shown by Byrri. FollowliiR last week's match Fiiloy Is reported lo have asked Promoter Mike Mcroney to arrange a special meeting bewccn lie and nyrd for either this week or a future date Harrison Victorin Richmond Open Arkansan Finishes Two-Dp On Damaret Nearest Competitor Betty Jameson Wins Tampa Women's Open TAMPA. Fa., Jan. 19 (Up)_5j el i Y Jameson, pert Miss from San An'- tomo. Tex., who socks a golf ball further than most men. loomed today as the foremost challenger of Mrs. Babe Didrickson Znharhs when that famed Rolflng lady returns to the competitive circuit Miss Jameson, holder of the national pro championship, ye s | er clay scored a four-stroke victory 'in I lie 53,000 Tampa Women's Open Tournament with a total of 307 for the 72 holes. The win $500. was worth .............. ,.„. _. ___ ............ .. In second place, and playing even son opener while Manila had lo be " lor<! brilliantly than Miss James- satisfied with a narrow one-point j °'V_ ol i, the "" al .round, was flashy victory over the Osceola five. Following their showdown with Leachville Friday night, the Chicks return home for a Saturday night engagement with the Helena-West Helena Indians in an inter-scc- tioripl baltle and then move, to Trumann next week for a game with Coach Dorse Keller's Wildcats be- Jore taking on the Jouesboro Hurri- \ • canes here Jan. 30. j ATLANTA. Oa.. Jan. 18. (UPI- The BlytheviUe Papooses, who '. S^", u . c . A'' 1 Wildcats. defending suffered their first defeat of the ---- '-- turned today to the winning In their own m at the hands ol the ..Itlnes- ' J h ».™nlons, business of Lois Suggs of Lllhia Springs, Oa Ihe national amatuer champion, with 311. Her final card of 1*. one-under- women's par, was the lowest round of the tourney. Kentucky Meets Georgia Tech in SEC Battle boro Whirhvinri.s Friday night, will be Idle this week. Amateur Baseball League Leaders To Meet Tuesday Bill Godwin, president ot the Bly- loop but it, was easy to see their eye.s were on Madison Square Garden. Kentucky plays Its second conference game of the season against an improved Georgia Tech team here tonight and travels to Athens tomorrow for a third SEC tilt with Georgia. The way it's figured In the Blue grass when the Wildcats head back ., ..... , - honiH they'll have Uvree conference Wicville Y's Mississippi County Am- wia , agll | rst no de[ent5 In tne ntcur Baseball League announced sack nnti there'll be time later to handle a scrappy Tutane. outfit in Many 'Big Name' Colleges Seeking Football Coaches NEW YORK, Jjui. 19 (UP I—Want to coach a football team? There were ponty of chances today wiih a host of coaching positions, lioih pro collegiate, open In all sections of the country. r Colleges In thp market for men- ors included many "big names"— Harvard. Yale. Navy. Colorado. St Louis, and West Virginia. The pro earns looking for coaches were the Detroit Lions, Chicago Rockets. I.os Angelet Dons, and Brooklyn Dodders. The competition for jobs is fierce, of course, with an army of grid- roil geniuses seeking, or reportedly seeking, new positions. And the rumors are flying thick and fast. The man mentioned for practically every position Is Frank Lenny o'f Notre Dame, who denies that he's even thinking of a change. The pro Lions admit there're trying to get hlrn to succeed Oils Dcrals. and it was reported that if they failed they would try for Dr. Eddie Anderson of Iowa. Only Six Cage Teams Remain Undefeated NEW YORK. Jan. 19 (UP)— The Kasl, which has long respectfully acknowledged the Mid-West a* the natlon'n baskeltinll bosom, suddenly' discovered today Ihat all of tha undefeated itanu art right In Its own back yard, Only six mnjnr unbeaten team* remained after three luiubli'rt I mm tile select list lust week, and not one w«« from tlio Mid-Western stronghold. Instead, Columbia, Now York University, Rhode Island Main, LusaVic. nuquesne and Foullmm kept the perfect records exclusively In the Knst. Oone from Ihs list were Georgia, North Carolina and IOWR. North Carolina wns a rill-ret victim of Eastern power, having lost lo NYU and Temple In consei-ullve gnmcs, Georgia was beaten In home territory by Auburn ami Alabama, mul Iowa lost Its first game of the sen- son In Wisconsin In ihe scrambled Jllg Nine Conference race. The fad tlmt the Enst had all of the unbeaten teams corralled didn't mean a seclloniil monopoly on the bi>st miKrt.t. HI. ixinls Unlver- .-,lty. Oklahoma A \- M ntld KUII Pittsburgh Stars Kiner And Walker Sign Contracts By Hul Wood t'nltert Prrts Spnrln Wrliw RICHMOND, Cnl.. Jan, 18. (UP) —Golf's Arkansas Iravoler. E. J. (Dutch) Harrlsmi of Little Rock. Joined the ranks of the itjwrlV new glamor boys today, When tht nation's loiirins professionals lee o[( In tho 110,000 Phoenix open on Thursday, the likeable Riant from the Southland ran be rated a favorite, alons with Jlnnny Dptnaret, Sammy Sncart «i\rt Ben HoRnn. Harrison, n 3fl-yr>ar-nlr) veteran who has beer, visiting ihe nation'* major courses for 20 years, annexed the $10,000 Kli-hmond Open championship yesterday Hllcrshonl- liig some of the finest soil ot Ins career. In 72 holes he knocked IS stroke* off par and fnlshed with » 213 total—two strokes ahead of Ihe last- closing Uemarel, who finished with A fonr-vmrtor-iwr l!6 lor the il.iy. First place uas worth $2,000 to Harrison and Demaret collected *1,4<10J Htale In llir midlands. Texas In the .second money. Harrison had rounds Southwell. Kentucky In ihr ymitli- easl. Dradley In the MldWest and lowii In the His Nino nil hail lost but one KIIUIO In loiiRh schi'd ules. SI. I,mils mini ihe best lean] lo appeal- In Madison Hinmre (imdci of 65-67-10-71 for his big onslaught on par—barely good enough to edge out Ormaret. However, the way Demaret and Sncad finished in llicir last two rounds they nppcared In top condition for the of the. Winter tour, Sncad iinlslicd with yoitntts of 70-10. and Demaret, with 69-6«. Ho- gau did not compete. Harrison's brilliance on the greens and fairways was watched yesterday by a record-breaking crowd of 10,000 in hot and sunny weather. A flock of the newer stars of golfriom continued their Inroads on Ihc ranks of the old trird-Hnrt-lruo performers In this tournament. Ed Furfol of routine, Mich., who is .Marling his third year as a professional, collected third place money with a 271 good for »1,000. Chandler Harper of Portsmouth, Va,. finished fourth and received $800. this «cason, the Eastern RluiUs Mh- wilhatancllng. TORK. Jan. II. (OT») — Cieneml Mminger Rojr Hame; of the Pltl.sbiirRh Plrntw popped up today us basebull'n lutes! miiORrarm hound, putting out approximately $56,000 over tlm weekend for the signature* of two of hi* «Uir players, Ralph Klner «nrt Dixie WnlXer. Tli* pen und Ink Job* van on IMf] contracts which provided both players with the htghent one-year salaries In their careers. Klner. .sophomore. sluKRinf? stflr ot the Pirate* who hit 61 horn* 1 runs season to Ho Johnny Miao of Ihe Oinnls for the major league, lead, came from lll« home in Al- hanibra, Cal., lo sl^n up yesterday. Walker. Imic-stundliiK stnr or Ihe Brooklyn DodRers wtio wus Irnded to PllubuiKli In an ol [-Benson deal, drove np from nirinlnglmin, Ala. Hamey, who announced tho siRn- hiR of KILHT yesterday, said the one-year contract was "In (he. )0rlinod ol $30,000"—a ptrUy I'lUiv neighborhood at that for « •Id yomiRslcr Just Retting started In * MS league bnsrfoall Klner said he was "very pleased" wiiii (he di'ul. He said there wns no bonus clause In the contract but Indicated he was petting nearly double his 11M7 salary. Wulkrr. imially one of the more reluctant players to Mgn up when he was a DodKcr, cnnlened only two minilles with Hiuncy before KettiiiK on Iho lino for u icpnrlcct »25,OOO—"tho most, I «ver nude m mv lite." * Roctots Win lilTTI.B ROCK, Ark,, Jin. 18. (UP)—Cathollo High of Little Rock tort«y held It* nevenlh consecutive uuketboll victory ot th« teuton. Th« RoclteU defeated St. Ann'i ot Port Smith jreiterday 46 to 16. Credit. Itf B«r .BT. CLOUD, Mlna.- <D1»)'—St Cloud Teachers College claim* to b« th« first school In the country to oiler a course In boy «cout leadership training. Credlta will b« girn (or thotc completing the two-quarter course. Second U.S. Hockey Team Heads tor Olympics NEW YORK. .Ian. 19, (UP)—With one "official" United Slates Olympic hockey team already In Switzerland, a second team claiming official status was winging Its way »cro5« the Atlantic Ocean today liopelul of a chance to jilay in the games which start st St. Moritz on Jan. 30. The team which left by piano last night was I hat. chosen by tlic U. 5.' Olympic Committee. AHcady on the scene Is i squad picked by the Amateur Hockey AMoclatinn, and it will b* up lo a meeting of the International Olympic Committee on Jan. 27 to decide which team shall pariicii'Me in the Olympics. The A. H. A. team, which is rcc- ognlecd by the Internationa! Ice Hockey Federation, has the bnck- iiiR of the Swiss organizing committee. The U. s. O. C. learn, which will today that a meeting of the managers and sponsors of all teams in the league has been called for 8 o'clock tomorrow night at the Y. The purpose 01 me meeting is to 'discuss plans for the coming season, he said, and urged thai each team have a representative at the meeting. scrappy Tutane. down in New Orleans. The Greenies, who surprised everybody in last year's tournament only to bow before the Wildcats In the [iii^ls. are pacing the league with six Bins and no losses. They tangle with Mississippi »nd MU- sisslppi State this weekend. Farm Co-Op Plans Three Big Projects LITTLE HOCK, Jan. 18. (UP) — Dclalh for the estnhllshmcnt of three plants In Arkansas tills year will be discussed at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Co-Opcratlvc here Feb. 6 and 7. One will he for mixing (ertlli/er, one for Binding eggs and the third tor processing seed. Initial plans were set out. by the board of directors yestci'dfly. Ralph Hudson of Harrison, board president, said the plants will supply some of the farmers' urgent needs In items that gn into Ihe cost o[ production. The fertilizer plant will product! what Hudson described as a "high analysis fertilizer" of phosphate, nitrogen nnd potash (or the cooperatives' 15,000 members. The cuK-RradinR plant will operate trucks for eeu-collcction, eliminating the necessity of shipping to Three Harrhon High Cage Teams Victorious The- DriiBons, junior nniRo nnd Driiconclles (if Ilim-lsou Hl School hnnB up victories over teams from Mcrinumlnlo. Mo., and Joncs- Ijoro In n;imc* phiyod on the Armory court over ihn weekend. Friday nluhl the Unison* and Junior DniRons defontcd teams from the Honker T. Washington Hlgli School In JoiMvsboro, Ihe Junior Dragons defeatln K the Jonesboro Juniors n In 111 In the first Kiiinc nnd the Unigons dcfcatiiiK Booker T. WashiiiRtnn's senior hoy.i squad 22 lo 20 In the nightcap. Saturday night the Dragons were victorious over Ilermondalo 23 to 15 while the Uriicimetlps won trom the Hcrmondnlc girls 1C to 8 in a preliminary contest. The Dragons nnd Drngoncllcs will piny tcmns from Turrell Friday night at the Armory. The lubricating vnhin nf oil ,s (I ur lo H.s chr-mlrnl s true Lure i\nd cnm|>mitjon. not to its vl.scocitj 1 . ". . . . liuf mnwxiui . UK'S using tennis equipment COMPANYI" from UN Mission Succeeds BATAVIA, Jan. If) (UPi Dutch and Indonesian representatives today signed nn agreement catling lor ft plebiscite In the Indonesian areiis of disputed jurisdiction. The United Nations sponsored the proposal for holding the plebiscite In Indonesia, It was an extension <•! the Dutch-Indonesian agreement Saturday ending hostilities In Java. The UN delegates will return to New York soon to report lo the Se- curitv Council on the agreement. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING I.OWKST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! KcKerred Se*ti on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday ADULTS 45t; — CHILDREN 15c Monday, Jon. 19lh ^ ^™£\ XTRA TAG MATCH MUCH Ot I IMWAtV >». vs. GENE BLAKLEY and TEX RILEY ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Gene Blaklcy |,| Tex Riley VS. vs. Joe Dillman Red Byrd go to Frankfort, Germany, before i ot |\ e1 ' states for grndlng. flying to Switzerland, is under the direction of Olympic. 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It formalized »n agreement mad.: The sccd-proccssliiR plant will re- , dncc the slnte's hcnvy purclmses o(' seed from other stntes.Fiudson said. A survey Is made lo determine location and size of the plants In other action, the board members heard General Manager Clifford L. Smith ot Little Rock report ihnt the cooperative hatchery at Fnycllcvllle Is producing 125,000 chicks every three weeks and has reduced the death rate of chicks from 16 to throe per cent. Smith said the $350.000 poultry- processing plant at Bentonvlllo now has a capacity of 10,000 fowls dally An electronic pencil, which tn- nblps blind persons to read ordinary printing by sound, wan exhibited at the University of Michigan. between Gilmer.and Edwards aftci the New Yenr's Dny Sugar Bowl same at New Orleans where Alabama lost to Texas. 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