The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1948 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 2, 1948
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PAGB SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Boxing Tourney Winners Named 15 Qualify in Osceola to Enter Mid-South Golden Gloves Event Team Standings in Winter Olympics ST. MOK1TZ. l"eb. 2. (U.P.)—Here are Ui« t»am ilandln«« (x) in the fifth Olympic winter Annies: Sweden Norway Finland Switzerland United Slates Hollnmt Fifteen youthful boxers, repre- - senting five Northeast Arkansas !., . . schools, today began preparations 1 s m for entry in'the Mid-South Golden Britain Gloves to be held In Memphis Feb. I Italy 10-12 as official representatives of rjanarin 18-Kil Ski •Jl 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SOO-Melei Bobsled Skating 0 0 14 'i 0 9 10' 0 0 0 0 0 0 IS 4 0 3 3 1 0 6.000 Nordic Meter 1 15 U 0 0 3 n fl Total Combined Pts 4 1 17 a o o 0 0 A 0 32 30 <A 31 I* 14(1 .•> * 2 1 this area. The young ring aspirants won (lie right lo represent Northeast Arkan- "ngM^^r'maSs t, "Z 1 ">' "*>*<• <°" r "" "*"<' ""« '« 'ounh. two ,or filth ,nd one "^ Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves : smh ls >' f K art i<'<l «* I he unofficial cliamplon. competition In Osceola Saturday i — _ , night. Each of the 15 winners received a pair of miniature golden gloves and wns designated champion of Northeast Arkansas In his respective weight lients received pairs sliver gloves as-nmner-ups. The Osceola High School (earn, i After a week's rest due to weath- x—There is no official team championship. However, the nation which wins the most points on * basis of 10 tor a. first place, five I Cogers Facing Heavy Schedule Irkansns In Ills • A n . f _T ' s"I* 'minK As Result of Postponed Games , wlth six champions, was awarded j er condtions causing the canceVi- a large trophy for having (he Inrg- lion of two gumes, Ulytlieville High est number of winners In the com- School's rage teams luco a full petition. Shawnce and Dycss lied schedule of events this week had Friday listed as an open date. Junesboro Ganirn Ke-schcduird The same with Jone.sboro which was scheduled for last Friday night but was cancelled due to icy roads but only 12 were held. One match was von by default and (wo contestants were unopixxsed. New FrMhcnveisiil Champion A last minute substitution was necessary In the open featherweight division when John Cox of Osceola, the 1911 With weather conditions for the past two weeks causing cancellation ol three senior niul two Junior games. Coach James R. Fisher is attempting lo re-sluiSlle liis schedule in an effort to make-up the cancelled games. Tonight's ttlt with Dates for Die playing of the (.'all- celled game willi Trumann and the Papooses' Bamiu witli Jone.sboro and Whltton have not been set, he -said. Both the Chicks and the Squaws will start their regular lineups Osceola, unopposed. Open vj-Herwcight—Carl LaiiR- stoti. Osceola, dcclsioned John Griffin, Osceola. Open middleweight—Jack liraw- ley, Osceola. won over lister Carl- wrisht, Manila, by default. Open light heavyweight—John Roy. Dycss. unopposed. Novice GO-15 pounds—Henry Harrison. Shawnee, decislqneil Bob Williams, Dycss. Novice '16-90 pounds — Shollon Harrison, Shawnee, dcclsiojied H, A. Appllng. Dyess. Novice 01-100 pounds—John Bleri- soe. Dyess, dccisioncd Donald While Kelser. CoacJi Pishcr stilted that lie was ! Edna Overman at guards negotiating with Lcachville ofli- Tins will be the second meeting cials to schedule (heir cancelled between these teams the Chicks sunn, of Jan. 23 this week, pawl- having won their first nncounter by bly tomorrow or Fnday nights On '• R 57 lo 37 score while the Squaws the CHICKS i were losing 50 lo 41. Ihe original schedule Novice District Cage Tourney Sites Are Selected Dates ami siles for the district Coach Predicts Victory for U.S. Figure Skaters ST. MORITZ, Feb. 2. (UP) — The flyweight—Harry Wilson. I j l "]f. or n:lt! sc " ior boys ami girls • miinagcr of the U. S. figure skal- Dyess. defeated Earnest Davis Osceola, TKO 1:46 second round. Novice bantamweight — Jimmy Ha- pcr, Osceola, dccisioncd Horace Crowley. Dyess. Novice featherweight— Paul Stil- bnsketball tournaments were announced at n meeting of District: •I officials ami coaches held in' Jom-sboro Saturday Misslssiiipt County received only one of the five tournaments, the well, Osceofa, defeated Buddy Per- : f"' 01 ' """ lioi ' s "' cnt Io >» hclc l any we have ever entered in guson, Osceola, TKO second round '" UycSs Mnr ' 4 ' 6 - J °»c5boro was (OPCnlnS taUK ;^ I Sor ll bo y r^,,'1^' K tonrna- "^"T' .«™' S »> ..'»>pfr inp, team today flatly forecast point-winning performance for his crew in the. current Winter Olympics. Harry KciRhly said, "this team is the strongest and best balanced of any International competition. It has Novice lightweight—John Driver Osceola, decisloned Billy Driver Os- ccoln. Novice welterweight-Ruins Hish- op. Osccotii. decisioned O, C Dolling. Osceola. ments the senior "A" lour-' and outstanding possibilities in ncy to be held on the same date . '^iT^"™'* lndlTl<lllttl sk ' U o r Ihn "H ™. II,., <...,(„.. t.nvc L >> ' IKI P^lrS. U05 - s Discussing as the "B'- meet, Ihe junior uui^ n;*,., i ,, , \rii- 11 n inri Mm iimiiir r.i,R Discussing the various events Mar' 18 "0 cills ' Kcighly. n Chicago.™, added, "if Marked" Tree was awarded Ihn' Dlck BllUon lot En B lewood. N.J.) -.we Novice light heavyweight-Ray 'osSa ' " eCiSi0 " Cd B '" , Osceola. • Cnw Is Rich rrodurer ARCADIA, Ind. (UP)—Xenia Lassie. a dairy cow owned by Joe H McCarty, has produced more than twice as much bultcrfnt ns the average cow. Her record is 7597 pounds of milk and 492 pounds of butterfftt during a 303-day test period. Meeting awarded Mar H 13 ' ^ c L ' ln mo - s ^ - s Mississippi County coaches will ' worl ' 1 meet' "Saturday tr> 'decide oil the ' ^'Kh'v • sl ' iti the U. S. should do site for the" county tournament ' *' c " .'" thc «™»cn's figure skating ' which is scheduled to be held Feb. : alul lhe " n "' s - Hc believes Grclchen ( M-an. i Merrill nnd Eileen Scigh will give Canada's fnmed Barbara Ann Scott a stiff battle. Miss Merrill, ot Boston, and Miss SeiBh, ol Brooklyn, were rated as a cinch to finish among the first five and Yvonne Sherman of New York Oily may ilo well I CHI, Kcighly said. Billion's chief competitors are Hans Gcrschwilcr of Switzerland, Teammates Johnny Grogan and Uritnin's Graham Sharp. Gropan. a 16-year-old from Oakland. Gal., has been Iraining eight and 10 hours a day In all types" of weather for Ihe last month. His form, especially in the schoolers, Jins improved greatly. John Lcttcngravcr of Minneapolis Is ihe third American figure skating entry on the men's roster. He iva-s tlic U. S. junior champ in IMC. Rainbow Girls will meet Tuesday night. 7:00 o'clock nt the Masonic Hall for the regular business meeting. You Get ^ Than Truck Lubrication Here First you get a top lubrication job - lubrication that reaches every nook and cranny. But you get a truck inspection, too. We use International- Approvec! methods and equipment, and International precision-engineered parts. When we do » lubrication job \vc just can't help make at least a partial service inspection. That let's us ferret out little troubles and point out how you can get them fixed before they become big ones. So get your trucks lubricated here. Complete truck service, all the way from lubrication to regular program! for preventive maintenance. PHONEB63 Yanks Far Behind In Winter Games Victory by Figure Skoters Would Put ' U.S. Back in Running BT Vlrjll Plnklcy (United Prmj Vice I'm. t'nr Kurone) ST. MOHITZ, Keb. 2 (UP) — Counting heavily on Its figure ska- '.ers. the United States was Riantcd in excellent cliniicc today (o finish imong the top five nations In the /iflli Winter Olympic fames even though the contestants from Scan- rllnnvln's snow and ice have dominated the events up until now. There Is no official team champion, but Sweden led the unofficial labulatlons at Hie end of yesterday's program with 32 points. Norway was one and a half points bc- Ulnd after Its smashing victories n the 500-meter (S-tli.Bl yards! and •i.OOO-melers (3.11 miles) speed skn- IIK races. Finland's startling upset victory in the Nordic combined skiing competition wns xooil for lljlrd place with 21 points, while Switzerland was fourth with 18 and the O S fifth with 141,4. With seven days of competition ! remaining, it appeared that Sweden was headed for victory with Norway In a close second and the U S butting Finland and possibly Swiu- Officer's Fat Wallet Lost But Not for Very Long CHATTANOOGA, Trim.. Fcf 2 lUPi—Police Chief Ed Ricketts and his S2.300 were not long separated today. Ricketts lost a wnltcl containing the money in the washroom of the police station, shortly afterward however. George Deasels, a bondsman, found It and returned It to the chief. Air-Minded Sportsmen Provide Feed for Birds FOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn.. Feb 2 i UP)—The birds around here may have R little trouble getting used to the new eating habits. Now Instead of flying to the ground for tlicir food the birds wait on the ground while men drop it to them from a plane. The scheme is an Invention ot the local sportsmen's club lo feed the birds while snow covers the ground. They drop the grain packaged iu one pound boxes. The boxes burst and scatter the food. Southern Golfer Is Winner in Fast- Tournament in Tucson, Ariz., Open MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1048 By Henry Klegcr I Hulled 1'resn Sports Writer) TUCSON, Adz., Fob, 2. (UP) — Drnwlln' Skip Alexander, a dead- center putting expert from the links a! tile deep .SouJ), jingled t2,00o top money from the Tucson open In Ills pocket today- while exhibiting A score card second to none in the history of the $10,000 tournament. Alexander, ol Mid-Pines. N. C., canned a 12-foot putt for an eanle three on (lie 18th for , 72-hole total of 264 to win the title yesterday, one stroke better than Johnny Pnlrm . of Badln, M. C. Skip etched a final [8-hoIe card of 02 In grubbing the top prize, the best single-round card ever registered In the tourney. He accomplished the sub-par performance with a brilliant 29 on the front nine, also the best nine-hole card ever recorded in the Tucson open. His 2-holc total of 284, 16 strokes under par, tied the record established year by Jimmy Uema- rct, OJal, Gal., who this year failed to finish In the money. Alexander slipped over par bill once on his final 18. on tiie Hth, and added two eagle,s and five Mi-dies to 10 pars, He putted to perfection. missing only two shot puts while dropping numerous shot.s from 12 to 15 Icet away. Palmer also had top money almost In his hands as he moved onto Hie 18th green, but missed a nine-footer and settled for a bhdic, one stroke back of Alexander South Africa's Bobby Locke skidded from his leading position at the end of the third round as Ills putter went awry. He took a final OS for a 263 third place total with Vic Glicz/.i. Kansas City, Kan,, and low amateur prank Stranahnn Toledo, O. Among the money winners at 274 was E. J. (Dutch) Harrison IJttlc Rock, Ark, Cage Contests Turn Into Mad Pennant Races State Tourneys \ Roberts, Dillman Planned by i paired AAU Officials L1TLE HOCK, Ark., Fob, 2. (UP) Welch Brothers Joe and Jack Welch return lo the American Legion's wrestling card tonight lo (ancle llh Red Roberts place among the first three. They were scheduled today to skate five compulsory school figures before nine liHerimtloiial judges There Is no time limit on thc compulsory skntlnt'. but in the free ska- tine portion set for Wednesday has rive-minute maximum. The American teams in the fonr- man bobsleighs and main competition scheduled more pr.ictlce runs today. Thc U. S. should •score well In both events and win the four-man bobs. The Scandinavians especially Sweden ami Norway—figured lo show more of their power today in thc 1.500-meters (119.6 yards less than one mile) speed skating and the downhill skiing portion of the Alpine combine. The slalom, scheduled for Wednesday. Is the other half of the combine. Norway certainly has shown speed skating slrenglh up to now. That nation took first nnd second places in the 5.000-mctcr rncc yesterday as a follownp of its win in the 500-mcters Saturday. The real surprise yesterday came in the Nordtc combined .skiing event. Thai hns been Norway's property for years, the Norwegians having won the flrsl Ihree places in all previous Olympics. But yesterday Finland came I rlm-il pinr Bluff through with a starting victory In take lhe tirst two places—Hcikkt ITasu was tlrsl and Martli Hnhlala open and novice divisions to be held at Clarksville Mar. 18. 19 and 26 and special v.'cights at McGchce Mar. 5-6. The Claiksnlle meets will be -sponsored by the Clarksville Boys Club and College of the Ozarks who outbid LUtlc Rock. | Olhcr sites and dates recoiu- ] mended were: Roberts and Dillman will be work- ins for tlicir first win as n learn Both niatmen are veterans of the local ring but this will | Ie their first appearance as n lag team. The Welch brothers, members ot a famous wrestling family, will be seeking their second consecutive win having defeated newcomer Bob ,„,,„ , ••— -••• DcMnrcc and Te.v Rllev in Hil <0 » e ' Men's basketball - Lillle Roci:. I week's lag affair Feb. 29, Mar. 1 -4, Women's basketball—Little Rock Feb. 9-13. Swimming—in door at Henderson State Teachers College, Arkadcl- phi:i, April 17 : outdoor meet, Fuir Park pool. Little Rock, Aug. 11. Softball —• Men's Division. Little Ro~k. Aug. 2J-MI; Women's Division, Pine Blurt, dates yet lo be decided. Men's Southwest Regional Tournament, Little Rock, Sept. 'J-5: Women's Southwest Regional, dales tentative, Wrestling — Regular weights. El Doracio Boys Club. April 23-24; special wcight-s, Arkansas Deal School, Little Rock. April 1C-I7. District tournaments again will qualify the suite's independent basketball learns for berths in the men's .state lournamenl. Applications to hold Uiblric 1 Heavyweight Boxers to Mix In Little Rock 2.— was wn* «v.nT»T =., —^ • ^ "- I wll ° wi " bc certified to the state raeU™ was U rd *" \' wei must bc tlcdclcri '»' Fcb ' 21 ' "Th S e° n e™nt "comprises the total I'' 1 '" ^^ """^ ^ points scored In thc 18-kilometer i (11.18 miles) cross-country ski race and the special jump.. That jump, which w,i.5 held yesterday in the wake of Saturday's rncc, was a heart-breaker for the United States' Gordon Wren of Winter Park, Colo. First unofficial returns stamped htm us Ihe winner but wound up in second place lo Isnraelsson. It was bad form that cost. Wren the victory—he was very clumsy on his second Jump nven (hough his jump of 68.5 meters (224 feet 7 inches) was the longest of the day. Thc hockey competition continued unrecognized by the intcrnutioiul Olympic committee, with Czechoslovakia. Switzerland and Canada ail! undefeated after yesterday's games The U. S. beat Italy, 31 to rl Czechoslovakia beal Poland, 13 lo I 1. Canada beat Britain, 3 to 0. and' Switzerland downed Austria, 11 to' 2. The U. S. played the last period of ils game with the snowstorm lashing the outdoor rink. Sweden tightened its grip on the pentathlon by laking the first ibrec places In (he pistol shoot which comprised lhe second of Ihe five evcnls Has O»n Problem BOSTON (U?)—The wife or an antique clock collector. William J. Connors, "isn't bothered" by all the dusting it t^kes lo Keep her husband's 40 masterpieces clean. "I; lake a lot more lime lo run a duster over the 350 dolls in my hobby collection." she said. LfTTLE HOCK, Ark., Fob (UP i—A lop-flisht program set. up for Arkansas boxing fans tonight with Joey Maxim ami Bob Siko.s headlining (he 28-round card here. Mn.xim. the nation's third-ranking heavyweight, will t r e oft against the Uttle Rock slugger in (he first bout of a barnstorming tour ( . he hopes will bring him a shot at • I Joe Loins' hcrivvvvei^ht crown lounisraems have been received Tnc C | cvclan( j lad 'un pod" into I-ort Smith, Judsomn. Little [ prominence recently bv his tcn- Ho. bpnnes and ,-ound triumph over Olle Tandbcvg „.,.,. j or Sweden. He holds one decision District wmtiers^and^rtmners-up, ovcr j erscy joe Walcott. chief con"'""' '' "' tender for Louis' crown, but has lost a pair of split decisions to Walcott. Thc speedy Maxim is expected to weigh in at 180 pounds. 12 pounds lighter than his opponent. Despite the weight disadvantage tbt: 24-year-ohi fighter w r as expected to move out of the ring with the decision on points. rent touring series. Riggs gels hli chance to even the count tomorrow when they play at Palm Beach, Pla In the preliminary match yesterday, 1'antho Seguara downed Dinny Palls, 6-4, 6-2. NEW YORK, Feb. 2. (UP) — Utah's national Invitational cham- plon.s appeared headed out of the doldrums today as the mid-year examination basketball slack ended and all leagues moved full speed ahead In the business of declaring champions. The utes started out. this 1948 campaign as if they V.TIC a cinch for the "disappointment of the year" awards, and they still may wind up with that designation. But tlicir consecutive victories over Wyoming, Denver and Colorado A & M appeared to be the start of a comeback. The chameleon Dig Nine race tried a new color last week when Michigan beat Northwestern 53 to 37, t^ move into the lead. Illinois Wisconsin and Iowa are the chief contenders, and Michigan meets Illinois Saturday in a vital till North Carolina Stale plays the University of North Carolina Wednesday in a name which could decide (lie Southern conference championship. Each team has last twice, neither to a conference op- poncnt. state has won 18 and Car- '• oliiia 15, : Kentucky squeezed out a vital 08 lo 51 win over DePaul Saturdav to run its victory streak to Ifi against a lone loss to Temple. Tulane. the Southeastern Conference rival, has won IG and tost one. Kentucky plays Notre Dame Umii'.ht, Alabama Thursday and Washington of HI, Louis .Saturday. Tulane meets Alabama Saturday. Oklahoma A & M lost its second game of the season last week, a 32 to 31 setback handed out by DePaul. But the Aggies still arc In •the midst, of a Missouri Valley Conference fight with St. Louis U . which has lost only to the Ai;s in 13 starts. St. Louis plays Missouri [ Wednesday and Wichita Saturday, j The Ags meets Tulsa tonight, Oklahoma Thursday and Drake Saturday. [ Columbia and NYU. a pair of I New York City clubs, held the only major undefeated records today after Texas Wc.-.lcyan dumped a La- Saile and Syracuse downed Ford- j ham last week. Columbia faces Pordham Saturday while NYU meets Baston U. Thursday and Temple Saturday. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday and Tuesday ROMflNTIC RIOT . ,5, ..Mil HIM • «f CdUIKS W , V Warner News anil Short McGchc-e. j| la t college and independent teams will be placed in the same brackets. in other action yesterday, the board: Admitted the Little Rock Recreation Commission and the Mc- Gehce. Boys Club as members and reinstated the Hartman Boys Club, i Sikcs claims the southern heavy bringing slate membership to 26 ' campkmship. Hc freely admitted organizations. | thai he will be gunning for a Presenled the Marlin Powell j knockout A victory would put him sportsmanship trophy to Bill Ho- wcil, Lillle Rock Veterans administration softbull pitcher. Discussed but took no action on a question of eligibility which arose when two professional baseball players became eligible under Arkansas intercollegiate rules in violation of thc AAU's regulation Ihat a pro in any sport is a pro in all sports. high on the list ol hwivywciRht contenders. Sike.s holds IS victories since his return from the Army. Air Age Ily-l'roillicl COLUMBUS. Columbus City sion rcixirlcd i S4.22S—but not Ind. (UP| — The Aviation Conimis- profit for 1947 ol from operation o[ Read Courier News Wan. Ads. the cily airport. The profit was made on the sale of soybeans grown Ion Ihe little-used Columbus airfield. Tin many women who live to be 100 than men. Draughon's College of Mechanics Post Office Box 835, Memphis, Tenn. Will give you specialized training on motors, motor (tme-up. painting, anlo electricity, hotly ;tncl render work, cltifch, brake, transmission and deferential repair. A complete traininjr. approved for VETEKAN'S. Call or ivrile for free information. Kigqs Bests Kramer In Miami Beach Match MIAMI BEACH, Pla.. Fab. 2. (UP) —Bobby Rises was just one match away from catching his professional tennis rival Jack Kramer to- tiny after winning a 6-4. i-B, 6-2 victory on a clay court here yesterday before 1.800 fans. The Rigs;s win left Kramer with a slim 12-11 advantage In their cur- New Theater Manila's Finest Slums EVKKV MU1IT Bon O-iens Week Days 7:00 p.n> Mafine* Saturday i- Sunday Sal.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cout Showlnc Tonijfltt "IT HAD TO BE YOU" with Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wild* Selected Short Subjects Tuesday .<$ "Two Blondes and a Redhead" Midi Jean Porter and Jimmy Lydon Also Shorts Sijn of Kcsenlmcnl JiIUNClE. Ind. (UP)-Muncic police arc looking ror someone they think may not like them. A patrol car discovered a large quantity of sinjle nails scattered over the police station parking lot. Ixical & Long Distance Hauling Moving a Specialty Anytime — Anywhere Any Place Buck Meharg 401 E. Main St. Phones: Day .(677 Night 2986 BLYTHEV1LLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! R«s«rTed Sea'- on S.ile ai the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday \DULTS ifK — CHILDREN IS- Monday, Feb. 2nd BOX SKATS lac EXTRA ITai Included) TAG MATCH JOE DILLMAN'ond RED"ROBERTS JOE WELCH ond JACK WELCH ALSO 2 I-FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Joe Dillman vs. Joe Welch Red Roberts Jacl/Welch Weekdays Box Olficc Open* S:'lli p.m. Slum Siarts 6:45 p.m. Saturday BOY Oflicc Opens 12:45 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. SunrJ^y Box Oflice Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 Tonight "The Razor's Edge" with T.vrone Tower, Gene Tlerney, John Tayne and Anne Baxter Also News & Cartoon Tuesday Wednesday DOUBLE FEATURE Naturally Dry-est KirM l).i-i<: i* ui prove men I in pin making in 300, SiMjiram's rxi'luHtc proc:(??s make; llils fine gin Natitrnlly goltlcn, Naturally Mnooilirr, \nlirr'i!(y iVy-r^t. Try- it lor/rt) 1 .' BARRETT HAMILTON, INC. Distribute LITTLE ROCK ARK. Seagrams OlSTtllfD DRY Oi'ltllat from American Grain, 90 Proof. Scagtam-DisuHcrs Corp., N,V, Opens at 6:30 p.m.: Starti 7:00 p,l Tonight 'HONEYMOON" with Shirley Temple. Ou.v Madison and Fr.inchot Tons Warner News and Short

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