The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1948 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 24, 1948
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY M, 184* Chicks to Play Helena Tonight Friday Night Games Cancelled Because . Of Cold Weather After having boen forced to cancel their games last night the Blytheville Chicks and Pai« will meet two teams of Helena-West Helena Indians at the Haley Field gym here tonight. The first game is slated to get underway at 1:30. The Paps game with the Jonesboro Whirlwinds here and the Chicks and Squaws contest. 1 ! with Leachville teams in Leachville last night were cancelled late yesterday due to the extremely bad weather condition.",. Negotiatioas are underway lor scheduling the games. Tills morning Athletic Director Firman "Nig" Byrum of BlythcvUic High School stated that he had received no word from Helena officials ill regard to tonight's games and as far as lie knew the games would be played as scheduled. Very lillle is known about Ihc record of the Indians cxccin Hint, they are billed as one of the strongest, Class B teams in District 5. The Indians walked over the Chick. 1 ! 57 to 35 in their first meeting last year on their home court and ac- eordi»« to all reports received here, they have virtually the snrne team back this season. The Chicks look a much needed " rest yesterday due lo the last, minute cancellation of their game last night, and should be In Iheir best form for tonight's tilt. The Trite held their last lire-game work-out Thursday afternoon. Opening for the Chicks against the strong invaders tonight likely will be Bob Mullen and Dudley Hardy at forwards, R. B. Hodge at center, and Dcnnie Gentry and Billy Bob Elliott at guards. The Paps' starting lineup will be Leroy Criner and Jim Deer at forwards, J. C. Droke at center and Dick Reid and Sonny Stires at guards. The Paps and the Helena Juniors will start things off tonight in the first game with the Chicks-Indians clash following Immediately after. Bucky Morris, New York Yankees' Pilot, To Receive Slocum Award Shy Guy By Carl LmidquM (United Pm» Sport. Writer) NEW YORK, Jan, 24. (UP) — Manager Bucky Harris of the New York Yankees, who took a dispirited and disgruntled bunch of ball players and led them to a World championship, was named today by New York baseball wrltcra to receive their annual Bill Slocum award for long and meritorious service to the sport. The 51-year-old Yankee pilot will be presented the award at.the annual dinner of the New York writers on Feb. 1, climaxing a long managerial career which started when he won two pennants In a row as the "boy wonder" of the Washington Senators in 1924 and 1925. Harris was selected for the award for his accomplishment in restoring to the Yankees the pre-war eminence that made them the most feared dynasty in baseball—and he had to battle almost overwhelming odds to get the Job done. The wrinkle-faced one-llmo coa] mine employe from Pltuton, Pa. didn't want to manage the Yankees, hut he agreed to take over the job in 1947 when Larry McPhail was unable to find [mother capable pilot available. At tho start of the campaign, the players grumbled over interference with operallom of the t«am by MacPhall, who arranged for them to do all of their traveling by plane, and who ordered them to make frequent banquet speeches and other public appearances. Bucky's darkest day as manager was on May 22 when the team was on the verge of open rcvoll. Four stars, Joe DiMagglo. Charley Keller, Aaron Iloblnson niul Johnny Llndell had been fined for not posing for Army photographers and two other players, both rookies were fined for not attending a banquet,. On May 23. Harris called a club house meeting and asked the boys to "go out and win .some ball gamc.v" "I'm not Interested In fining ball players or In whether you want to fly or you don't," he said. "But 1 would sure as hell like to win Ihe American League pennant. 1 ' That afternoon, the Yankees touched off a four-game Nvlnntng streak over the champion ned Sox and on June 10 the Yankees took over first place alter a long battle lo catch Detroit and shortly j thereafter staged a 19-gamc win- I ning streak which nil but clinched ] the pennant. Thru they bent the j Dodgers In the world Series. U.S. Squad Enters Last Pre-Olympic Competition ST. MORITZ, Jan. 24. (UP) — "With six injuries already endangering the U. S. Winter Olympic (quad's victory hopes, the ski team Musial Insists He Has Received No Salary Offer NHW YORK. Jan. 24. (U.P.) — Stan Musial peeped from behind Bob Hanncgan's newly-Invoked Iron cnr- tnin today long enough to Insist that he. Is not a holdout, but the evidence nevertheless pointed to salary troubles In the St. Txauls Cardinal baseball camp. Musinl's fruitless Interview with Hannegan yesterday came too close to a similar experience with Whitcy Kurowskl to overlook. And, on top of that. Hanncgan, the new boss cif the Cards, quickly followed his talk with Musial with the announcement that henceforth all contract talks arc "top secret." There will be no announcement ol player slgnlngs—or non-stgnlngs — until spring training begins March 1. Previously Hannegan had bcei quite willing to reveal that his players had come to terms. Musial, back at his Donora, Pa., home today, .said. "I can hardly be classified as a holdout because a Two-Way Battle Looms In Women's Open BELLEAIRE, Fla., Jan. 24, (UP) —The $3.000 women's open golf tournament still represented a two- way battle today between Peggy Kirk of Finlay, O., and Louise Suggs of Atlanta. Miss Suggs, the national amateur champion, moved to within one stroke of the Ohio star yesterday, turning in a TS for a 54-hole total of 230. Husky Betty Jameson, national women's open champion, had the best card of the day, a onc-under- p.\r 76, which gave her a 234 total and third place. French-Canadian Wrestler Booked To Appear Here Bob DeMarce, a 205-pound Prench-Canadlan grappler, will nake his Initial appearance In the •Ing here Monday night when he .cams with Joe Dlllnmn In the 90- niliiulc time limit, tag match feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling show. DeMarcp, who hails from Monreal, is touted as being both fast and rough. He Li a veteran of the vreslllng game having appeared in many sections of the United States. Opposing Dillman and DeMarce in the tag feature will be two of .he Welch brothers, Joe and Jack. This will be Joe's first appearance liere in several months. Ill the two one-fall preliminary matches DeMarce will tangle with Joe Welch and Dillman will take on Jack Welch. today risked adding new casualties salary hasn't been offered me yet, precarious ' "ut I think things will work out by competing on the Pontresina run. The event wits the last big pre- Olympic meet before the games get under way Jan. 30, and Coach Walter Prager of the American team branded the run as almost too dangerous for competition. The American coach knew he could not afford another casualty. Miss Dodie Post of Reno. .Nov., Art Devlin of Lake Placid, N. Y.. and Ralph Dietila of Ishpcming, Mich., already were suffering from injuries incurred since the team's arrival here. I okay But the fact remained that the Cardinals were not having the success of most of the other major league clubs In lining up their stars with little or no effort. The Yankees got Joe DFMagglo. the Red Sox Ted Williams and the Indians Bobby Feller without difficulties. Elsewhere on the baseball Iront, players literally were rushing into the fold. Utility Asks Approval For Big Bond Issue LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jail. 24. (UP)—The Arkansas public service commission yesterday took under advisement a request of the Missouri Utilities Co.. of Cape Girardeau to sell $2,500,000' worth of bonds. The firm said it would use the money to expand its facilities in With the Courts Chancery bonnie Key vs. Robert Dansley, suit for $30 or possession of properly. Connie's Fred Dair, foreground, hns a hunted look in Ins eyes us New Y o r k University's Ailolph Schaycs virtually climbs all over him in trying to guin possess ion of t he ha It. U nclc - fcalcd NYU kept ils \vjiining streak intact with a 64-59 victory before 18,140 fans at Madison Sauare Garden. Double Take Notice to Our Friends and Customer* BLYTHEVILLE GARAGE 216 LaClede Street North Robinson Gin Complete Auto, 4697 and Tractor Repairs / PHONE Frank Ashhy and Eric Hall, Owners Cotton Moore, Tractor Mechanic Bowlers Play Opening Games In City League The Knights of Columbus, Van Fatten AAA, Meads Clothing Store and Chitwood bowling teams jumped into the lead ot the Blylhcvillc , w Bowling League by winning open- fling games at the Chitwood Bowling Alley Thursday night. In first round games played Thursday night the Knights of Columbus defeated the Saliba Cafe team 131-112; Van Patton AAA won over Phillip Motor Company 130123; Meads Clothing Store team downed Blythevllle Sales Company 137-133 and Chltwoods defeated the Southwestern Bell Telephone. Com- 136-116. Father B F. McDevitt of the Knights of Columbus team bowled high score lor three games with a total of 496 for an average of 165 per game. ing how the cold wave was moving out of Ihe Midwest. By contrast, however, warmth- accuttoined residents of Atlanta, Gn., shivered in 31-degrcc temperatures. It was 22, with heavy .snovv fulling, at Chattanooga, and 11 at Memphis. The cold still had not readied down into the Florida peninsula but. forecasters warned that ttie citrus licit might be in for u serious frost. The mercury stood at 13 at Miami and 53 at Jacksonville. John M. Porter, forecaster at tiie Chicago Weather Bureau, -said the weather would moderate .slightly ver the Midwest today ami tomorrow bat would turn cold again tomorrow night. "The moderation won't amount to much, however," he said. "Temperatures will stay below normal for the next five duys at least." lie said the slightly milder tern- perature-'j \voulcl move across tin: country, bringing some relief to the East and South. Lead In Phoenix Open Goes Into Three-Way Tie PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 23. (UP)— Three of golf's more colorful Win ter circuit regulars—G. A. tltlist Jim Pcrrier of San Francisco, nonickered Bobby Locke of Johannesburg, South Africa, and links stylLst Jimmy Dcmnrct of Ojai, Cjilii., — were deadlocked for the lead with 65's today as firing began in the .second round of the $10,000 I Phoenix Open. lyjcke was constantly ill trouble on the fairways, but made beautiful recoveries to use only 26 putts for tiie IB-hole route yesterday. Pic-tournament favorite Ben Hogan, Hershcy. Pa., was well within the title chase orbit with a 68. The little fellow from the chocolate city s thrcc-under on the front nine but ran into tee trouble on the back nine. His left thumb, burned when a pack of safety matches ignited in his hand, also gave him trouble throughout the 18-hole round. A host of other topnotchers were breathing down the leading trio's neck. Bracketed at 86 were former U. S. Open chnms>lon Lloyd Man- gruin, Chicago, and newcomer Johnny Palmer, Badin, N. C. A stroke behind was another pair, E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, Little Rock. Ark., last week winner of the Richmond, Calif., open, and admittedly on his game, and Marty Furgol, Los This cockeyed feline, giving you a double sturc, belongs to A. Wcchsler of Chicago. It was entered in the Chicago Cat Club's annual Cat Show. This must be the cat that walked the crooked mile. Heater Causes Fire Run Firemen answered a call lo 115 E. Mathis yesterday afternoon when an oil heater flared up. No damage resulted. WEATHER DDT xvaUpapcr. designed to provide protection nf;ainsl clirease-car- Southeasffcrn Missouri and in Mar- i rying insects, hns been announced maduke and Paragould. Ark. for children's rooms. (Continued from 1'ajc 1) temporarily to conserve gas sup- j plies as the pressure dropped in mains due lo [rigid weather lUoni; the Kentucky NnUirAl Gas Company's supply lines. The number of deaths attributed directly or Indirectly lo the 11-ilay cold wave snared to 101. Eichtj-four lost llieir lives in fires caused by over-heated stoves, 16 froze to ricath and two tiled of I overcxcrlion. Two more were as- I phyjhvlcd. j The mercury sank far below zci'3 in a belt extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Coast. The "Sunny" Southland sutfered | one of its worst onslaughts of freezing weather, sleet and snow in many years. With tb« mercury standing at 25 degrees, wo fires broke out in New I Orleans. One threatened famous j structures in the old French nnar- ! lers. Firemen fought the flumes as one of the city's few snowstorms in history swirled about them. The coldest city in the nation at midnight whs Land O'Lakcs, Wis- coirsin's traditional ice-box, . where the mercury stood at 33 below. It was 25 below at Cadillac, Mich., lit below at Burlington, Vt., and 17 below at Utica. N. Y. 13 Ucgreo in Miami Pembina. N. 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Tonight "DESPERATE TRAIL" with Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight Serial "Secret Agent" No. 9 Also Shorts Saturday Midnite Show Starts at 10:45 p.m. "Bulldog Drummond at Bay" with Anita Louise and Pal O'Moori Also Shorts STUDEB AKERS T U D E B A K E R S T U DEBAKE RS T U D E B CHAMBLIN SALES CO. K Railroad & Ash Streets J3 Lex Chamblin Phone 2195 Bill Chamblin Now In Our New Modern Service Department (Steam-Heated For Your Comfort) • ONE STOP SERVICE • WASHING & LUBRICATING FARM (£ LOANS Home Office, Newark, N. J. LOMO TBMC PROMPT CLOSING LOW RAT* CALL. WRITK OR SIS RAY WORTHINGTON 115 a. Third St., Ely then lie, Ark. Serrini This Section 25 Yran Authorhcd Mortitas* Loan Solicitor lor THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA Sunday and Monday "Dead Reckoning" with Humphrey Bogart and Llzabeth Scott Warner News and Short B LY T NEVILLE'S ONLY Weekdays Boi Office Open* 6:30 p.m. Show Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Oflice Opens 12:45 p.m. Show SUirls 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVER* MGHT Box Opens Week Days 1:00 p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Snn. 1 p.m. Cont Showing Saturday Frontier Uprising' with Monte Hale and Adrian Booth Serial: "Son of tforro" Also Cartoon Saturday Owl Show Starts at 11:00 P. M. "They Made Me o Killer' with Siiluiinlay Owl Show nt 11 p.m. Robert I.aucry and Barbara Britton Serial: "Jungle Girl" Also <'omedy Saturday 'Badmen of Missouri" with Dennis Morgan and Jane Wyman Also Short Subjects Saturday Owl Show "EXPOSED" with Aclele Mara and Robert Scott Als» Shorls Sunday am? 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