The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 28, 1948 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 28, 1948
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1948 Youthful Boxers To Fight Tonight Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves Event To Get. Under Way Borne 50-odd youthful ring hopefuls representing more than 15 fjjjools of this area will pair off ih 'Osccola tonight In the opening) rounds of the third annual Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves competition. Ring action Is scheduled to start, at 8 o'clock In the Osccola High School gym when the novice fly. "Bights tread the canvas in the first round bouts. Tonight's cant calls for first round bouts In the novice division of all weights with the semi-finals to be held .tomorrow nlfht and the finals Saturday night. C. Franklin Sanders, superintendent of Osceola schools, who 3 supervising the event, stated this morning that the fights would be held regardless of the weather pointing out that this was the only time that the ring' would be available and the fights must he held In order to get winners registered in the Mid-Soiuh Golden Gloves which will be held in Memphis next month. Competition in the ring event will he divided into two divisions, novice nnd open, in all classifications, Mr. Sanders jald, and n champion will be crowned in each division. Winners of Northeast Arkansas titles will be represent this section in the Memphis Golden Gloves. — Many Schools Enter Teams High school teams from Osceola Jonesboro. Turrell, Burdette, Luxora, Leachville, Manila, Caraway Dell, Keiser, Whltton, Wilson, and Slmwnee have Indicated that they will enter teams in the competition, lie said, and a team of heavyweights from Memphis will also compete, fairings for tonight's rights will rmt he announced until after-weign- ing-in time which is 6 p.m. At Unit time contestants will register and be matched, Mr. Sanders said. Six AAIT officials irom Memphis will reign over the bouts, he said. These include such ring notables as Dave Barnett, chairman of the national AAU committee, Cliauncey' Barber and Jack Manning, who willj work inside the ring. Three others will serve as judges. Mr. Sanders I Mated, but their names have not I been announced. i Unless inclement weaiher forcesl some of the contestants to miss tonight's action, there will be a representatives in every class from flyweight to heavyweight and in both novice and open divisions. However. Mr. Sanders pointed out that weather conditions may force some last minute changes in the pairings. The bouts have been officially 1 sanctioned by the AAU, Mr. Sanders stated, and are part of the year- round program of the Osceola Athletic Association. Each contestant Will be given a through physical ex- amlnalion prior to weightng-in anj a physician will be on hand at all times to patch up in injuries received during the ring action. Teams Get Set for Opening of Olympics ST. MORITZ. Switzerland. Jan. 38. (UP)—Entries from the United Stales today were given a good chance of upsetting the favored; Swiss in the Olympic two-man bob- I sled event as teams from nine na-1 tlon.? drew for starting positions] for the race on Friday—opening oa v of the Winter games. Each nation will enter three' BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)' COURIER NEWg Manila Lions Win. 15 Games in 18 Starts The Manila Hish School Lions, winners in 15 o / o,elr first High school Yellow Jackets in an important class "D" till at Ihe Manila B y,,, tomorrow night I! weather permits, under the direction of coach Charles Jo.lltf. the Lion, have bowled over »,rh wrong District 4 teams as Bay. paragouiri, Osccola and lypanto and have lost only to Cooler. Mo aurt nlvthevllle Members of the squad are, standing. !eft to rigm-Fied Winner, fcilly Mack 1-ine, A. J WIKon ' nob Qaliowaj,. David B..I. James Nelson, j. T. Harris, Mnrm Harris. Paul Dean Davis, joe Threikcld and Kenneth Kneeling are -si u rtrnl M«na S er Harold Clilpman and Coach Jolitf. Billy Gene Castle man, another member of the wniad, was not present when picture was taken. Chicks to See Action Against Jonesboro Here Friday Night With their game in Trumann last ni»].i postponed due to icy roads and Inclement weather, (he Blythevillc- Ohicks loday began preparations for their top game of the year a R ninsl the lii^h-flying Jonesboro Golden Hurricane Friday night in the gymnasium here. Tills tilt, which brings together* Paraplegias Beat College Cagers In Wheelchair Tilt- , two of the stale's oldest rivals. i" 1 ? ams of thc l>asl - promises to be one of the season's - besl. Both teams have been etc- I C ' mch Jnmps R - Fislln ' '""^ «rt- fealcd only twice and both have ! Vlllll!1 sc «f the Chicks' idleness yes- Weather Keeps Many Arkansas Cage Teams Idle By United trrtt Winter weather hut brought the basketball program In Arkantas virtually lo a standstill today although a few hardy teams *r« mak- ' ix their schedules an umial. In the Greater Little Rock area North Ulllc Rock postponed yesterday's game at Henlon while Mul- vi'in decided no! to make Ihe trip to Llltle Rock for a game with the Timers. No now dates have been net for the contests. However, the same between tin Catholic High Rockets and the Arkansas School for the Deaf will be played at the auditorium In th» capital city tonight. In the college Held tin top' Hen- deison-OiiBchtlr, cross-town bulll* scheduler! at Arkudelphla last night was delayed when officials found It inadvisable to make the trip from Little Hock to Clark County. However, In other Arkansas intercollegiate contests (he Aikansaji Slate Teachers College continued Ms winning ways by defeating Lll- tle Rock Junior College at' Conwny 5li to 44, The win wns (he second of the season over Lttile Rock »nd thc itcvcnth consecutive conference win for th* league lending teachers. Three Arkansas Tech freshmen were the deciding Inclors in Arkansas Tech ol nussellvllle nosert out College of the Ozarks In Clnrlu- vllle Vt lo i5. Thc liio-enrollcd only this week—nuide SS points for the visilors. In another AIO contest Hendrix captured a A3 to 41 contest with Arkansas A. and M. at Montlcello. In other basketball news about Ihe slate 11 schools have entered thc Pnragould Invitational baskcl- ball tournament starling tomorrow while officials ol District Five will meet In Forrest City Saturday to r.el sites, dales anil pairing* .'or cufle tournaments. „ " B scs ''°" of b:1 " '"'"'I'i'H! .'""I work ! " ul tllc " '!>l«ral off will, RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 28. <UD — A basketball team of veterans whu lost the use of their legs in tilt; war and ivho play In wheelchairs,, .,. "> .'.'" looked for new opponents today •" fniami tjOlt Tourney after winning their third victory without a loss here last nlRht. 'file lurcst victim of the Clnvrlo, . 'Miss Suggs Holds Lead leers of McOuirc veterans hospital MIAMI, Pin., Jan. 28 (UP)— Mtltc Louise Suggs. Ihe national nmn- leur champion from I.llhtn SprhiBK, , , , " ! ' h ™'-- ! <"S scrimmnge. The Chicks Coupled with the Chicks and Hurricanes on Friday night's billing will be a preliminary clash between ihe"""" "", , , Blylheville Squaws and a team from ' ,.,f ' I* 5 ', """ l ° mOTrow the Holy Angels Acadcmv In Jones- ™"" V ' " C "' ™ ak s|)ols bc - boro. This contest will start things ' [., c , sc l V r?" V 'l l " " w " a lhe :u '- rolliiig at 7:30. """!,••• ma I of the District Four champs. The Hurricanes, who have pol- i ished off some of thc state's top teams including Pine Bluff and nee- ! be this season, are rated as strong favorites over the Chicks. Coach Eugene "Hot" Osment's quintet of fast-moving and fancy ball handling cagers have lost only lo lhe state champion Little Rock Tigers and Treadwell of Memphis this season. The Chicks will be righting to overcome, a jinx which has hounded them for the past 15 years. It wns in 1933 that thc Tribe last defeated the big winds from Jonesboro. an upset victory which gave them the District Four championship. But it is a common belief among local basketball fans that the Chicks stand a better chance of breaking the long reign of thc Hurricanes this year than they have since that eventful day in 1933. And they base their claim on two facts, first that the Chicks have shown more power this season than they have in the liast several and secondly thc 194S Hurricanes are somewhat weaker Hockey Teams Believed Settled ST. JIOKITZ, Jan. 28. (UP) — The blistering battle between Am- -ican Olympic Hockey factions _. Rich- Ga., wns still Ihe "gal lo beat" lo- mond.-whose cagcrs bowed in * j day as the Helen Lee Doherty wom- whcelcbair tilt last nlghl, 28 to 24. en's golf tournament went Into Its The Richmond athletes played In i second day of malch plav. hpnlrhfllrs fiict lll..« n,,* .—I-..- l T,..,, _» »»j-_ r-.._ . " , a special set of mlr.s. Afler Ulldci Jour teil-mluule quarters the college team was arm-weary and convincingly defeated. After licking a college lenin, the paraplegic, veterans figured they could outwheel rny team In the nation. The McGuirc squad sends wheel rhairs (o opponent* a week before a game. The Binne is basically the same K played by able-bodied athletes. The !0-.<,econd rule is suspended ami pla.icrs cnn pul lhe ball In Ilielr ,..-„ .„ -,,.••;- -— •' ••"•"uii.i; 'ap;. pump twice and coast. Then Olv,,, n, >y co " rcrl "B "• s.ithcy must pass or dribble bcfor. Oljmp.c Chinrman A very Brundnue 1 tnklns nnoihcr two pumps, there j a o mnc pav wheelchairs Just like the veterans, I Two of Miss Suggs' 'most noted ' ' ~ " teams, two running and one reserve. The competition for two- man sleds (called bohletsi is the first on ihe program for the Winter Olympics. "LAND" GREATER t FARM PROFITS THE DELTA WAY We'll Keep Your Equipment in Good Shape On Easy-Time Basis Br osinj onr easy-time payments, you |,, V r Ibe advanlaje •' «"ln» »o»d work out of that Irartor and e a ulpm cn t without nndne (Iranclal hardship. "Vou're p a y( nR U5 , whilc m tl , voilrs ;,. In(Jll|rc »boul this service. You'll be belter oiT ni *4nipm«nt this Sprmy. ilh smoolli running FREE ESTIMATES ON ALL WORK? 3/2 SOUTH 2XP ST. PHONE863 In an "inconsistent stand by clearing the wa v for complete American participation in the Winter games. It was predicted l(xlay. The "inconsistent stand" Involves Bi untiii^c'.'i attiuuie iicainst tiie ii ; leged ••eoinmcrelali.,,,"-? of tl." Am- ' °" • Sha '" l " r " s ateur Hockey Association team which has been certified bv the Swiss Organizing Committee ns the official U. s. Olympic representative. Richmond Coach Mai Pitt said he io!d his lean, to win and they did their best. They matched the veterans in the straightaway, but the i.pli'i.'ira showed their experience back rivals, Polly Hlley of Fort Worth Tex., and Peccy Kirk of Flndlay. O., were out of Ihe running, eliminated In llrsl-rmmd upsets yesterday. Miss Suggs, who took lhe medal in qualifying competition and thus became a hot favorite to win. spent the first round building up her favored slntus at lhe expense ot Lee Bongcrt ot Orlando, Fin. Play- Ing sleariy par golf, she won easily 7 and 6. Meanwhile, wobbly putting ellml natcd Miss Rlley and sand traps burlerl Miss Kirk, both ot them losing out In extra hole*. Chandler Abandons Hope Of Peace With Latin Loop •ndagc, it was pointed out, pnr- tie. Mted in a vital Olympic con-' , ~ , "y" fercnce at Lausanne. Switzerland . vcrslt5 ' s »'««l"y- a year ago in which professional .,, ski Instructors were permitted to YralCOtt Expectd to Sign pSviZr?,,*" pX up'SrS i for Titl * F '^t Friday as paid tutors n t. American and i .. csoi Is prior to Scnlem- : NEW YOBK, Jan 28. (UP)—Negotiations for a return title fight , ,-.,.. •" ' MEXICO CITY. Jnn. 21 (UP)_ v LiV R S n a 'T, *'"," Pl "- Vtrt as " npe virlll "»y «'».i abandoned to- oeictt for he March of | day for renewal of peace nfgolla- «• I e fu?ure g ° meS Sc " cc1u " liltl01 " bctw «-» '»' Mexican League ..-. r . 7" M'**" 1 *" 1 b»«ball. which were ilic Charioteers take on a pro- -broken off when High Commission fessioi-isl outfit Fridny at Spartan- i cr Alejandro Agullar Reyes of the j bur;:, a. c. and meet Funnan Uni- Eli rope nu . her of 1017. This was a historic ruling bv a full dress international committee Heretofore, all ski instructors were barred from the games on the Latin loop resigned from his post Reyes, backed by most of the Mexican League club owners, but opposed by Mexican League president and "anRlc," millionaire JOJ-BC Pm- quc . walked off after * challenge lo his authority. He said he had made an 'absolutely Irrevocable decision to <nilt as between Joe Louis nnd Jersey Joe i '<>"K as Pasquel Inte7f'ere« In thk Walcott in June were expected to-i league" iwie;™ in this day to be completed on Friday at | That decision prompted Walter 20th Century headquarters. Mulbry. the assislant to Us Com ^°™ n . 15 ^» report, irem Miami | mls.loner A. B. (Happy, ChandT,- Only H.OOO people lived in Dlstricl of Columbia in 18EO. the me ' v ! '£*$'* ° ! '" e b ' 8 f ' B ' U st -- ^continue Kneestander | Y.-.nkqc Stadium on June. 23. Walcott'.s handlers' had been demanding 30 per cent. Louis signed earlier In the month to accept 40 per cent. Engineer Killed When Rock Blocks Rail Line Almost as if he's springing from the knee of an Oklahoma A. ,->nd M. payer, Kansas forward Harold hnpland lays lhe ball inlo Hie liaskcl, but lasl Iwlf rally by Aggies smolhered Jayhawks at Lawrence, -S7-35. \VINSTON-SALEM. N. C., Jan. 28. (UP)—An engineer was scalded 'n rlrnlh and a fireman slighlly in- —' —^ j*o^,u.ij WNCJI ic wsvs jured when a freight locomotive I wrecked in n deep cul. Three loari- | ed coal C.IM were derailed. struck High rock and overturned near N. C., the Winston- - .... —„.., ... »^, p IJ]R wmsion- Saiern Southbound rallwuy reported today. Engineer R. L.. Gray, .M, was pinned under the cab and killnd by steam. Fireman G. L. Smith wai hurt. Both were from. Winston- Salcm. The (rain was m route Irom Wlmton-Snlem to Wadcsboro, N. C., late yesterday when it ^- SutC Road to Pleasure BARRETT HAMILTON, INC. *XS\S8Sf •j%.,t--l DI»TKIBUTOR SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. BLENDtD WHISKEY.86,8 ?roof.65KGnln Neutnl Spirits. Seagram-Distillers Corporation, Chr>-sl«i Bnildinj, NewYoik Closing Fast » With all eight feet oft the ground, Medoc, owned hy GCOIR* Rot of Mt. Holly, N.J., and John Brainard, h.nckfiround, the property 01 Dr. Alvin Ncilchinan of Cranberry, N.J., arc oir nnd immiiiz in the. I'inchurst, N.C.. Kicld Trlnl Club liinlj. Player Who Jumped To Latin Loop Sues League Officials For $300,000 By Curl Lundqutat Unllrrt rr«i« SporU Writer NEW YORK. Jan. M. <UP>—Dmi- gcroiia Dnntiy OardelU, who used to provide war-time comedy relict with his outtleld acrobatics at the Polo Grounds, enme buck to play a deadly-serious role'today with • 8300,000 lawsuit which he »»ld he would take to tin U. 8. Supreme Court k( necc.s.sitry. Onrrtclln is -.lugry wllh nil O f „,•_ Bauized bascbnll which lie- eh n rises hiu. deprived him o! milking » livelihood. He was one of the nmnv major league Lmll plnyer.i who Jumped to Ihe Mexican League In 19« j| 0 ri! . turned to Die United Stales but iw could not return lo the New York Glnnt.s because baseball Commissioner A. B (Happy) Chandler had placed an automatic five-year suspension on nil Mexican League Jumpers. Gardrlla. through his attorney, charged In federal Court ye.sterdny that his suspension was » violation of federal anti-trust lawn, He would bo n major league »t«r today, hud It not been for hl» "unlawful suspension." Clnrrtella named as defending to the officials of the Ol»nl.i, Commit- xloner chandler, Pre.ilrfent.1 Ford Fr^k Kild Will Harrtrtiin of thn Na- llonal and American Leagues, and Commissioner George Trautmnn of minor league baseball. After studying arguments presented by both sides, Judge John Bright announced he would reserve decision until be )ms a dmnce lo aliidv additional evidence. TViln sides have prepared IciiRthy briefs. H was expected he would announce Ills finrtluss in about a month. Murk p. Hughes, the defense counsel, lold the court lhat base- bull liiul been declared by R 1822 U. fl, Supreme Court ruling to t» a sport, neither In Interstate trade nor commerce. Therefore, he nald, there could be no violation of anil- trust )a«s, Hughes clled Ihe opinion by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmc.i, in which all other Justices concurred, involving rcmnnnts ot the old federal League ib n American «nd N» lloniil ixr«eiir< were charged ai ojwrator.s o( n monopoly in the Federal League Milt. Johnson iclnliateri lhat the Holmes opinion wn.i ob-soleU ami did not apply because of changed conditions. Alhougli It |« doubtful ir Gar- delln could have made the postwar ranks of the Giants, th« caae Is a vital one because. It does not Involve his paying ability. Instead It seeks to determine whether baseball through rulings outMdi the realm of the courts can continue lo circumvent laws which affect other big Industries. Three Cardinals Announce Contract Signing Despite Hannegan's Edict My Stan <>ix>low«liy Uml«d 1'rew SporU Writer NF.W YORK, Jan. 28. (UP)—St. Louis Curdlnnl President Bob Han- ncgau's edict of no comment by players on signing ot 1M8 contracts backfired tuudly loday and Uncle Sam's ex-head postman was responsible ror purl of the repercussion himself. Three Cjirrtlnal plnyern, CT»or|re Kuionskl In Reading, P»., und pitchers Howie PolletL and Qeorge Mungcr In Houston, Tex.. Indicated that thn.y had signed up lor 1B48 and Kuroiv.skl made hla announcement In the presence ot Hannejan. Sutmg that he hart been given a "nice Increase" Kurowskl, th* club's wheelhorse third btseman. said he had come lo terms last nlghl at ati old timer's sports dinner In Heading, his home town, where Manncgnn wn.s one of thc guesl speakers. Kurowski, supposedly a holdout, had Invited Hanne- gan to lhe dinner and they jetted whalevrr differences they had. Pollell, Ihe lean left Imiider who underwent a post-season arm operation to regain his former effectiveness, said that he had mailed hiu contract nnd that Munger, powerful right hander, also hid do tie so. The Plrnlen revealed that outfielder Johnny Hopp. key man In their defensive Improvement pro- Brain, and right handed pitcher Edson Babr had signed up. Hopp, who came In a trade from lhe. Boston Braves, Is ticketed to play center field. The Yankees, nhcad of all other teams In lining up ihcir playen, signed a pair of spare Infleldeni, Jnckie Pbllllju and Lonny Frey, bringing lo 2tl the number of players under Icrnu. At Philadelphia. Connie Mack announced that Lou Brissle, his TAKE IT EASY! Avoid Driving Worries and Go By Greyhound It's grand to relax as you ride. And sometimes a balky engine, n well-worn tire, or parking problems make relaxing while driving your car a difficult problem. Then's the time to travel easily nnd confidently, by Greyhound. 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