The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 12, 1948 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 12, 1948
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COUKIEn NKWS Vagabond Kings PlayHereTonighl Detroit Professional Cagers to Tangle With Bloodhounds The Detroit Vagabond Kings, lulled u on* of. America's top professional basketball clubs, will perform her* tonight when they meet the Arkansas Bloodhounds of Jonesboro, one of the state's leading semi-pro fives, lu a special exhibition game at the Haley Field gymnasium. Game time Is 8 o'clock. Tonight's preliminary contest between the Blytheville Chicks and the Hoxie'High School Wildcats ha-s been called off due to conflict wllh other school activities but Bloodhound Coach Stanley Keller, who U promoting tonight's event, stated that efforts are being made to lineup two more teams to play In n preliminary, game. Owned and managed by King Boring of Dearborn, Mich., who Jast year was business manager for the Detroit Gema of the' National Professional Basketball League, the Vagabond Kings boast a strong professional team. The roster incjncies the names of two former Intcr-colleglalc All- American stars. Averaging well over six-feet per man, the Kings excel] in lloor play and deceptive ball-handling. Their tallest member Is Tony Ka&eta, six- foot eight-Inch center. The Kings have a season record of 38 win: against five losses. The list of opponents include such teams as the Knickerbockers and Celtics of New York City, the Chicago Bears and the Kansas City Monarchs, all j of the Professional Basketball Association of Amerij-s. I Stan In Bloodhound Line-up The Bloodhounns will pin their! victor;' hopes on a much smaller Quintet, but one that carried the national AAU champion Phillips 66 oilers all the way before losing 66 to 39 recently. Their roster \s\ composed entirely ol former Arkan-. sas high school players, most of them from Jonesboro. Included on the Hounds roster are Willard Tilley, former all-state forward from Jonesboro High School; Jake Holmnn, from Jonesboro, who captained the 1947 Arkansas high school all-state squad; Oren Lee Adams of Leachi'llle, a member ol the 1947 all-state sqund and Polly Black, brilliant floorman and guard and former all-state from Jonesboro. Coach James R. Fisher, of the Blytheville Chicks, who twice was named to the all-state team while a member of the Friendship, Aik., High School squad and later won similar honors at Henderson State Teachers College at Arkadelphia, will start tor the HouVids at guard tonight. Drafted Shawnee Cage Teams Defeat Seminoles JOINER, Ark., Feb. 12. — The Shawnee High School boys mid filrls basketball squads rolled down the curtain on (heir 1948 home cage season here last night with ft pair of wins over Osccola High School squads. Tiic Indians downed the Seml- nolcs 40 lo 2<f In the feature game ami the Slmwnec girls whipped the Semlnolc sextet 45 to 34 In the preliminary contest. In the boys ynmr? James, Shawnee forward, led both teams In scoring with 18 points while Wiseman, the .six-toot three-Inch center from Osceoln was leading his team with 11. Margaret Nrll Smith led the Shawnee girls' .scoring with 18 polnis and Hetty Hell Robbing paced Osceoln with 11 In the girls Kiimo. It was the llth win of tiie season tot both teams against four defcnis for the gSrls and five losses for *he boys. Both (cum: have two remaining to be played before en- leiins the county tournaments In Osceola later tills month. They . journey to CrawfordsvlJle /or games • Tuesdav night and to Mlssco Prl- .' night. George Saucr, who look .from the football doldrums lo twice co-ch;iTnpio]is of Ihe former Big Six Conteirnci; ami now the Big Seven, smiles with a football after .nccoplinc appointment as hciid coach of the U.S. Naval Academy. Pro Goffers All Set For Harlingen Open HARLINGEN, Tex., Feb. 12 (UP) -—General predictions were made today that - a new course record would be set for the $10,000 Fruit •and Vegetable open as life usual contingent of pros descended for a four day 72-hole onslaught upon par figures. • The strokesters were shooting over a 6,095 municipal layout and were out to lower the compcllve mark of 266 for 72 holes set by Henry Heard in the 1941 meet. High winds, which -prevailed, throughout practice rounds and a 'Norther' which was expected strike during first round play today, caused a 'discounting of the optimism in some quarters. Luxora Cagers Win Games From Teams at Gosnell LUXORA, Pcb, 12—Luxorn High School basketballs teams made a clean sweep of a four-game scries with Oosnell teams at the high school gym here Inst night. In the feature game the Luxora senior boys defeated the Oosnell 'hates 39 to 23 In a uip-and-tuck battle which saw the Panthers learl all the way. Jimmy Laycl and Cock- rcll ol the Panthers tied for higli- loint honors with 15 points each me! Wnrd led Oosnell with 11. The Luxora senior girls downed the Gosnell sextet 52 to 21 in the ending preliminary game. Richardson paced the victors with 38 points while Sophie Devil led Gosnell with 12. In other preliminary games th« Luxora Junior girls downed tl>e Gosnell six 16 to 10 and the Junior boys blasted the nosed the Junior Pirate 18 to 16 with Stanford scoring 16 of Luxora's 18 tallies. Miami Golf Tourney Enters Quarter-Finals PALM BEACH. Pla., Feb. 12. (UP) —Polly Rilcy ol Fort Worth. Tex., favorite in the Palm Beach Women's Golf Tournament, faced Mrs. Eddie Bush of Wilmington, Del., today in the- feature quarter-final match. Miss Riley, the medalist, won her first round of match play yesterday, beating Evelyn Odom of Mi- aim. Fin., 1-up. Mrs. Bush had n much easier time defeating Mrs. William Cuomo of West Palm Beach. 0 and 8. Mrs. Charles Harbaugh of Cleveland, who fashioned the only upset of the firsl round when she ousted Margaret Gunthfr of Memphis. Tcnn., In in holes, met Pat Dovany of Grossc lie, Mich., winner over Mrs. Paul Kirby of Miami, 2 and 1. Cage Giants Of Southwest Battle Tonight <Hy United Press) One of tile Southwest Conference basketball giants will be humbled tonight. Either Texas or Baylor will be the only undefeated team in the circuit after the two clash at Waco In a gnme that could go a long way toward settling the conference race. Defending champion Texas has won five straight to date. Baylor has won eight. The Longhorns have not tost a conference giune since a Baylor teuin did it In 1946 to sew up the title. Both tcnms arc evenly matched. Both arc fast, both have good scorers and excellent defenses. American In Grand National THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1948 Hatchet Act Fails in Horse Race Swindle With $100,000 at Stake Revelry, Dan Moore up, prances on the turf at Kngland's Lingficld Park. The American horse is t-nlen'ii in (he Grand National at Ain- trce, Mar. 9. He was beaten by thrcc-(ni;irU-rs of n length in (lie Godslono Steeplechase in fust outing of the, year at LineHcId Park. U.S. Offers to Supply Food for Olympic Athletes .LONDON, Feb. 12. (UP)—An offer by the United stUcs to supply food for all athe thletes at the Summer Olympic games, tday waited acceptance or rejection by the Olympic Excceutive pommtttee. The offer was* made yesterday by President Avery Brumlage and Treasurer Owen V. Van Camp of the U. s. Olympic Committee. Af- l2r arrival by plane from St. Mor- Itz, site of the Winter games. nrun- dage i\nd Van Camp conferred with members of the Olympic organizing committee on several details of the Summer games. Including the food offer. Is Your Tractor Ready to Go? IF NOT... Judge Harrison to Hear Crittenderi Slander Case JONESBORO, Ark.. Feb. 12. (UP) —The militant Coughlln Brothers of West Memphis go into court next Tuesday for the second time lo defend their editorial fight against, rjriltendcn County officials. Sheriff cecll Goodwin Is asking SIO.OOO damages on a charge that John G. and Paul E Coughlin. publishers ol the West Memphis News, slandered him In the 1946 campaign. The editorial charged irittenrten County officials with ax law enforcement and misuse of :ounty money. County Judge Cy Bond was warded S500 against the publishers n a similar suit last year. The case will be tried here be- rore jnrtRc Zal Harrison on a :hange of venue. American Skater Highly Favored To Take Crown DAVOS. Switzerland, Feb. 'l2. <W> — A "fortunate" draw of figures, plus on unruffled temperament, made Olympic champion Dick Button a prohibitive favorite today as competition it: compulsory figures opened the men's figure skating in the world's championship tournament. Button. 18-year-old ice artist from EnglewiVort, N.J., had been a strong choice right along to repeat his Olympic triumph of last week, but the announcement of the six figures that must be performed today by each contestant made him a bigger favorite than ever. Button said he was delighted with the way the draw came out, adding, "four of them arc high factor figures—ones which gain more points—and they are exactly the figures I've been practicing." The American star, who finished second in this event last, year ta Hans Gcrschwciler of Switzerland, looked for Gerschweiler to provide his stillest competition with Edi Rada of Austria, the next most, dangerous rival. Gcrschwciler and Rarui linished second and third to Bui- ton in the Olympics. Americans Cop World Table Tennis Crown LONDON, Feb. 12 (UP)—The world's championship in table t«n- nes—the mixed doubles—belonged lo the United Stales today through the combined efforts of Dick Miles, former newspaper copy boy from New York, and Thelma Tliall from Cqliinibus, o. Other titles in the final round ol competition yesterday fell to Europeans-the men's singles to Richard Bergmann of England, the women's singles to Flselle Farkas of Hungary, the men's doubles to Boh- muil Vana and L. Stlpek of Czechoslovakia, and the women's doubles to Peggy Franks and Mrs. Vera Thomas of England. LAS VEGAS, Nev. Feb. 12. (UP) * —Pollc* said today that a 1100,000 horse race swindle (ailed because the hatchet used to cut telephone wires to gambling clubs was too dull. The plot hinged on betting K long-shot winner seconds after thy race was run In New Orleans Friday and then slashing the main telephone cable to Las Vegas before the gambling clubs got the results. But the dull hatchett cut only a few lines and the plotters got only »li,100 Irom one casino, the Las Vegas club. Five other clubs already had received the results of the seventh race at Fairgrounds Track and refused the bets on Atomic City, .which returned $91. Police said that the plotters got the results of the race 'from a woman who was holding an open telephone line to a Reno casino. She flashed the word to four m«n In adjoining telephone booths who were holding open lines to confederates stationed at the. gambling houses. Then while the woman signaled to a man on a telephone pole to wit off all further calls to Las Vegas, the confederates sauntered over to the betting windows and tried to lay their money on Atomic I City. ' | But the hatchet had failed lo suver the cable, and at every club except the Las Vegas their bets were lefused. The men who collected H2.1CO there were arrested on swindliu-j charges. They were faro dealer Louis ^lirshenberg, 38, of El Paio. Tex., and Claude Henry Taylor. S3. Harold Mack Chaatalne, 19, and Edward Walton, 21, were picked up at Cold Fort, Utah, on charges that one of them tried to cut the cable. Wayland Burdctt Oericke, 35, who police said was the brains of the plot, ivas heitl on suspicion of swindling. It was the sixth time someone had tried to cut wires into Las Vegas, the Nevada Telephone Company said. Armful of Horse Camden Cage Tourney Dates Are Announced LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 12 (UPl The Southern district men's AAU basketball tournament will be held in Camden Feb. 17, 18, and 19 for indeepndent teams In seven counties, AAU officials announced here today. The winner and runner-up will be eligible for the state tournament Eight Teams Lett in Girls' AAU Competition LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 12. (UP)— The High School Girls' AAU Basketball Tournament here narrowed to eight teams today after yesterday's eight quarterfinal games. Today's lineup: Greenbrler vs. Mount Ida, 10 a.m. Sidney vs. Wilson, II a.m. * Hardy vs. HRfcen, I p.m. Hickory Hidge vs. Bee Branch, 2 p.m. Yesterday's scores: Greenbrter 27, McRae 11; Mount Ida 44, Texarkana 37; Sidney 33, Hartman 13; Wilson 44, Scotland 17; Hardy 2B, Thornton 21; Bee Branch in Little Rock Feb. 29-March 4. Counties -in the Southern district are Ouchita, Nevada. Columbia, Bradley, Dallas. Union and Calhoun. Twenty teams entered the play last year. USF Coach Denies Charges Hurled By Ed MsKeever SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12 (UP) -Newly appointed football coach Joe Kuharlch today shniKircd oft smear' rhnrec.s nenlnst University of San Francisco athletic polices as an attempt by former coach Ed McKcevcr to "get even" after ils welcome ran out. Kuharich, who feuded ami fussed with McKcevcr as the handsome Texan's asistant last season, denied categorically McKccver's "white letter" accusations that USF had Imported players without regard for eligibility and had paid them "substantial salaries." He said McKeevcr's letter to USF Moderator Father Jerome Sullivan and Pacific Coast Conference colleges and officials was a 'deliv- erale attempt to smear" UBF athletics because of the bitter wrangling. "There are many mlsstatemcnts in McKeevcr's. letter." Kuharich added. 'He is hurting the boys more than he is hurting the school or me." Necking with Mary Delma Brico of Baltimore at Hialeah, and plainly enjoying it, Armed, sticks out his tongue saucily The handicap champion is again expected to tackle Assault in the $50,000 Widener at the Florida track, Feb. 21 State Teachers Cagers Go On Scoring Rampage By United Press Tlie conference champion State Teachers ran up an 83-to-60 score over the Kiuney Shoe Store tiuinl in Little Rock last night as a warm- up lor their meeting with Ouachita College Friday night. Sparked by John Klncnnnon ami his 20 points, the Bears scored at the rate of more than a point a minute. Teacher Coach Glen Smith played his second squad for at least 32 minutes of the game. Arkansas Tech and Hendrix College play an important AIC game in Conway tonight. The Hendrix team is In second place in league standings with eight victories and two defeats. They defeated Tech in an early-season game. Ouachita will play the mighty Teachers Friday night and Hendrix Saturday night. 3D, Mulberry 36: Hazen 23, Smackover 18; and Hickory Ridge 48, Belleville 29. In the independent division. Little Rock defeated U. S. Time 37 to 18, Harvllle-Byrd won over Carlisle 41 to 19, and Routh humbled. Walnut Ridge 22 to 0. Argentina is estimated to contain 200,000 square miles of valuable forests. GET OUR FREE ESTIMATE ON REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENT! SVe make it easy for you to have all your farm equipment in good shape for the season jnsl ahead. Our credit service is just the thing you arc looking for. Come in and let us explain how it works. You'll profit by its use in that you'll have the "right" iractor for the particular job when (he time comes! £ASY CREDIT TERMS McCormick-Deering Service 3/2 SOUTH 2£f> SZ BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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In an Interview with the Communist newspaper Romania Libera, Oallln called the games "a pretex for American millionaires dressed in liinmnberable fur coats to exhibit their riches." "The audience was unsatisfied and ,,,-otested vllently" when Barbara Ann Scott of Canada won the women's figure skating championship Gallin wrote, adding that the games- were not carried out for sports but as a party of St. Morltz businessmen and hotel owners." WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi Cotmly, Arkansan, Celestine Greene Plaintiff, vs. No. 10,397 Maud Dunn, et al Defendant. The defendants Maud Dunn, Mable A. Hose and Victoria Woodlord are hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Celestine Greene. Dated this 11 day of Feb., 1948. Harvey Morris. Clerk, By Betty Peterson, D. C. Attorney lor PlaintilJ, Frank' C. 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