The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 3, 1949 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 3, 1949
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PAGE SIX naivmoo '("5mv> THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1949 - .1 Gels Under Way Favorites Advance In First Round Tilts In Wilson Gymnasium By Georje Clark ' Courier News Sports Killlor WILSON, March 3.—The favorites came through as expected last night and'Tyronza, Lake City, Nettleton and West Memphis advanced Into quarter final play by winning trielr games In iae opening round of the District Three Class B tournament here. The tourney got underway last night and some 500 or 600 specla- tors were on hand to wish It bon voyage. A total of 16 teams Is entered In the annual event which will continue through Saturday night. Tyronza advanced into the quarter-final round by thumping Wot- ncr 42-38 in the curtain raiser. Lake City moved forward a peg by notching ft luckless Lepanto quintet 20-14 and Gosucll, Misslsslssl County third place winner, was ragged and was scooted clear out of the running b) e flashy Nettleton (can) by a fil-38 score. In last night's fourth game, the itourhey-favored West Memphis Blui Devils had a field day with Green way and racked up a 63-33 victory Shawnce to Play Lafe First-round team play will con tinue tonight with two Mississipp County teams slated for action Opening play tonight will be Shaw nee,'county champs, with Lafe o Greene County furnishing the op position. The gnme is set for o'clock. Wilson, runner-up in th county, will take on Monctte at o'clock, Marion meets Dclaplalne o Greene County nt 8 and Crawfords ville meets Marmaduke, picked ns possible dark horse, at 8. Quarter-final play in the tournament will be held tomorrow night with the semi-final round scheduled for Saturday morning nnd the finals Saturday night. . The lineups: First Game Tyronza (42) Pos. Welncr (38) ..F... ..F... ..O... ..G... ..G... State Junior Cage Tourney Opens Tonight PINE BLUFF. Ark., March 3. (IT) —With 16 teams harboring cham- lionship aspirations, the Arkansas unlor high school basketball tour- lament will open here tonight. And, while the Juniors are bat- ling here, senior teams will' con- Inue district elimination play hroughont the state. By Saturday ight the district meets, which began last night, will have been com- ileted and the casts will he made ip for state tourneys. Two class A tuid two Class n earns from each district will quall- y for the state meets of next week The Class A tourney, along wllh he big six meet, will be played nt jlttle Rock, Class B stAto competl- lon will be at Sheridan. No one team hns been singled out ns a favorite In the junior title scramble. Best liked are pine Bluff, Jonesboro, Little Rock West Side nnrt Balcsville. Birt two of these qulntcla will be eliminated In the [irst round, for they begin running Into each other nt the start. Vnn Huron Is the defending champion. Tonight's games are: Balesvllle vs. Jonesboro, Fountain Hill vs. Emerson. Lavncn vs. Tnckcrmnn and Bcllcfonte vs. Conway. In the lower bracket, in which piny will start tomorrow morning, pairing are: Little Tiock West Side vs Pine Bluff, Brlnklcy vs Van Buren, Osccola vs Forrest City nnd Texarkana North Heights vs Mount Ida. Tile championship final will be played Saturday night. Missco Girls Cage Champs Chicks to Meet Cats in Tourney BHS Cagers to Open Bid for District Three Title Tonight (7) Dudley (14) Fowler E. Jackson (11> Jackson (•1) Hoguc Kclser High School's girls basketball learn won the 1049 Mississippi County championship 1 by downtn ho defending champion Wilson team 25-23 In the finals of the county tournament at Wilson Saturda light. The Yellow Jackets will enter the District Three tournament In Marked Tree next week. Member of Ihe squiicl are: back row left to right: Dora Dean Girdlcy, Wanda Johnson, Mary Katherine Crews, Doroth Williams, Dixie Amos, Christine DeLnncy, Sue Crews, Joan Stepliensou, Reba Sue Johnson and C< Jnines BoltoH. Front row—Barbara Jcnn Pong, Snrah Lee Hartley, and Tencie Hair). Burton (7) . Emrlch (It) Justlns C4) . Perdue (-O . Smith (10) Substitutions: Tyronza — Mceks, Tatum and 'V/ilson. Weiiier — Schiesler O) and Lawrence (4>. Second Game Like City (2D) Vns. Lcpanta (14) Smalhvood <0) .F ...... Wilmoth H. Flynn ...... F ..... (7) TolJIver Grlsham (2) ...C .......... Hunt O. Williams (7) G.. (2) Carpenter Rapert (3) ..... G ...... (1) Glover Substitutions: Lake City — Wood (5), Thornton (3), Tucker and Chisenhall. Lepanto — Garner (3), McClellan (1), Thompson, Henley, and Mote. College of Ozark Defeated by ASC 5n Playoff Opener JONESBORO, Ark., March-3. (/P —Arkansas State was one up on ColJcfic of the Oznrks today i» the plny-oif to determine wiilch team will represent Arkansas in a na- tionnl basketball tournament. Slate defeated the Clai'ksvlllc visitors, 08-50, here last night. The two teams meet again tomorrow night at Clnrhsville. If State wins It will play In the tournament ot the National Association of rntcr- colleglate Basketbull (NAIB) at Kansas City beginning next Monday. If ozarks wins, a third game on a neutral court will decide the Arkansas representative. State's Benny Wllhclm was high Individual scorer last night with 23 points. Hoosler Boy Favored in Spa Feature HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 3. (/Tj—Classy ilnec-yesir-olds Including Arkansas Derby prospects, matched strides In the six-furlong allowance headlining today's racing program at Otiklnwn Park. Cncomc drew top weight of 118 pounds for the featured sixth race, but the role of favorite appeared likely to BO to John St. Charles' Hoosler Boy, which was second In the Hot Springs Handicap. He was entered nt 101 pounds. There were eight other prospective starters—Blue Missy, Colo Spring. Estn Vez, Royal Tom. Rare Bid, Salsand, Atom Ride nnd June Bonus. Henry Forrest's Traveler won the enturod six-furlong race yesterday i nent'-ictord time. He was clocked 1:10.2. a fifth of n second off he track record. He pnld $7.10. Third Game NetHcton (Gl) Surbaugh (15) Hardin (15) . Box (15) Williams (13) Higgins .(2) Substitutions: To*. Gosndl 136) .'F..... Ill Brown ..F... (12) Caldwcl ,.O .... (12) Harris ..G Gann ..G (H Hart Netticton—Durtun, GammilKl), Heath, Carson, Barnett. Gosnell — Emery, Ledbetter, Ward CD), Lucius and Lewis (1). • T Fourth Gnme W, M'phls <G3) Pos. Grccmvny (33) Carpenter (16) .F (6) kegley Cross (7) F (2) Cooper Davis (16) C (11) Wilks Flttnum . (14) ..G... (3> Bateman Mcknight (2) ..G 15) Glascmi SubstUxitionsi West Memphis Porter <2), Sortells (G), Goss. Dennith and Gorey. Oreenvwy—Crow- son, Copelant, Shelton, Jewell nn< Golden (6). Biytheville Kiwanians Induct Three Members A film, Fred Jones, Kiwanlnn, wns shosvn members of the Bl.vlhcville {iwanls Club at their luncheon at he Hotel Noble, by L. G. Thompson. Jr. Dining n business session yesterday three new members, A. L. Snl 'ivnti, John D. McDowell and Lnrrj Kneas were inducted by Khvaniar William Boonc. A report from the uiiderpvivilcgct children's committee showed Urn the club gave hospital cnrc to one child, contributed $50 toward th expenses of another, a spastic case tt> a spine hospital, bought shoe for three children, and contributet $23.90 for treatment of anoihc child, bcinft treated for diphtheria Rex ciain, a Kiwanian from O:> coin, >vas ii guest. Czechoslovakia irtSced fro Tricds Df Spy Suspects MUNICH, Germany. March 2. (If —Testimony of a U. S. countcr-ln- elligcrice agent linked Commun- st-niu Czechoslovakia yesterday to .lie spy trial here of eight Etiro- icans charged with collecting in- rormatlon lor a "foreign power." The agent testified before an eight-member U. S. Military Com- ni.ssiou. He told of a conversaiion wllh defendant Robert Kruse, 44. The agent snid he showed Krusc "documents he had submitted to the Chechoslovakian secret service." No further mention was made of C/csclioslovnkia or any other [or- eign power in the testimony. The Army has said only one of the defendants, Walter Fretdrich. 32, was n Czech. However, Edith Ditlrich, 25-year-old employe oi the Munich YMCA, told newsmen she is Czech, and n defense lawyer identified Adolf Frank as being of that nationality. Miss Dltlrich said she is not s Communist, but n Socialist. Kentucky Cagers Rank 10th Among Scoring Leaders NEW YORK,' March 3—W>— Kentucky's claim to fame in the basketball wurld was further bolstered today. The National Collegiate Athletic Bureau released statistics showing the Wildcats to be 25 'A points better than the .-n-ciage of their 26 opponents this Kentucky Is the only team in the country among the top 10 both offensively and defensively. The blue grass sensations have averaged B7.8 points per game, 10th best latlonnlly nnd have held their opponents to 42.3 points, third best lationally. The figures include panics for major schools through ast Saturday. The highest scoring outfit In the country Is Rhode Island Satto with average of 10.5 for ID games. State wins this race year after year. Defensively, it's the Oklahoma Aggies, of course. Although Coach Henry Iba modestly claims he did not Invent defense, his team acls ns If they had it patented. The Aggies have limited 22 opponents to an average of 34.7 points per game. Siena of Albany Is n poor second in defense with 42.3 followed by Kentucky, Wyoming, Minnesota Washington State, St. Bonnvcnturc Baylor. St. Louis nnd Michigan. Sports Roundup bj Hugh Pullerton, Jr. D/Mog's Heel Okay; Returns To Yank Camp NEW YORK. March 3. im— Joe Dl Maggia and his aching Heel headed back to the Ne'.v York Yankees' training camp today after a quick visit to his Baltimore %'octor. The verdict: lie's okay. No medical attention required. The right heel, from which a bone spur was removed last fall, flared up after the Yankee clipper's first workout Tuesday. Taking no chances with their star, the Yankees sent him winging back to Dr. George Bennett. Blytheville'a Chlcfcasaw .cagers /111 open their bid for the District Three crown tonight In the quar- er-/!nals of the Class A district .ournamcnt at Jonesboro and Tru- ann's highly-regarded Wildcats will furnish the opposition. Trumann won the right to meet he Chicks In the quarter-finals onlght by subduing a hapless Corn- ng team 62-25 In a first-round game last night. The Chicks drew a first-round bye and were automatically advanced to the quarterfinals. Mississippi County's other three Class A teams also are scheduled for action tonight with two of the teams, Manila and Dyess, meeting each other. Dyess drew a first round bye and Manila went into the quarter-finals by taking Rector 36-19. Leachville, Mississippi County': other entry, will tangle with Marked Tree In its quarte-flnal scrap The Lions, like Blytheville am Dyess, drew a first-round bye and Marked Tree advanced into quarter-final play by ousting Plggot In a 53-51 •first-round thriller. The tourney-favored Jonesborc Hurricanes also are slated for actioi In tonight's quarter matches, meet ing Paragould. parngould furnished the tourney's first upset last night when they knocked off the favored Bay Yellow Jackets 53-46. Jonesboro drew a first-round bye and advanced to the quarter-finals automatically. Ralcd Evenly By virtue of regular season records, Blytheville and Trumann will be rated about even tonight with the Chicks given a slight edge. The two teams did' not meet during regular season play but have met common opponents. The Wildcats were one of the three teams to bent the powerful Lcaehville Lions this season lint lost twice to Jonesboro. Blylhcvillc lost twice to Leach- NEW YORK, March 3. W—One of' Casey Stengel's first training rules for the Yankees was that they would visit the dog races Thursday nitffits only. . . Tonight provides he first opportunity to say the whole team has gone to the dogs. . Leo Durocher started off by praising a Giant shortstop named Bill Jennings. Probably the only resemblance to Hughie Is the name. . Bobby Locke Is due in Anier- ca March 11 In time to take In «he Jacksonville, Fla., open before his irst big objective, the Masters. But he South African golfer already is planning to take time out from his American torn- to play in the British Open. Mangrum and Middleco.\ Picked at St. Petersburg ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Mar.") 3. TO—Lloyd Mangrum and Ca- Middlccoff are In the spotlight the winter golf tour began play he $10,000 St. Petersburg Open i day. Mangrum, dapper Chicago vettj an, stands second to Jimmy navel in money winning to da] this year. MiddlecoH, young Memphis deil ist. won the Rio Grande Valley lal week and stands fourth In the ll behind Ben Hogan. Plenty of other stars are in til field of 16. Sports Before Your Eyes The NCAA baseball finals are almost sure to be shifted from Kalamazoo, Mich., to Wichita, Kas., this spring. Seems Wichita is ready tc underwrite the 110,000 yexpense am college folks were greatly Impressec that the national non-professlona' tournament, there started with i $19.000 gate in 1935 and drew almos $100,COO last year. . . San Francisco basketbail fans predict that Will! (Woo Woo) Wong, frosh stnr a USF this season, will become basketball's fust Chinese man of distinction. . . Texas Christian's Dutch Meyer will head'the faculty at the U. oi Illinois football school next summer, lecturing on the single and double wing offenses. Could it be a trend? . . . Heavyweight Roland Lastr.rza spends about three nights a week roller skating to keep his legs in condition. He have heard of Gene Tunney's bicycle. State AAU Tournament Moves Into Finals LITTLE ROCK, March 3. M>| I Two Independent teams will me I here tonight for the Arkansas Ad | men's basketball title. The Malco Flyers of Hot Sprlnl will play Morgan Insurance of L!tq Rock. In last night's semi-finals, Mal| eliminated Arkansas College Batesvllle, 55-44, and Morg| downed Arkansas Sporting of Fayetteville, 58-49. BY FfUX CARNEY After an Inspection [be doctor said: "There was nothing to do nbout Joe's heel at this time. 1 believe he and the Yankee otririals became unduly ulnrmctl over the eaction to the first workout," The star outfielder reported that led Tree vs. Leachville at 7; Jones- hc heel pained most of the time boro vs. parafiould at 8 and Blythe- nd "really hurt when I run." Dr. Bennett advised special care but aid he was optimistic about Joe's hances or being in good shape in line to open the season. Yale and Western Kentucky are tied for rutmer-up honors to Rhode Tsland State In the" scoring department with averages of 60.4 points per game. Illinois and Cincinnat are deadlocked for fourth with 69 3 Then come Colgate, Now York TJnl versity, Bowling Green, Loulsvill and Kentucky. ville but broke even in a pair of games with Jonesboro. Tonight's schedule of names Is: Manila vs. Dyess at B o'clock: Mark- ville vs. Tiuinann at 9. The Mnnila-Rrctor lineups: Westminster Abbey was originally he church of an old Benedictine Abbey built in the 7th century. It has been estimated that each census in England costs $1,500,000. Quote, Unquote Elmer Layden (remember him?): "I haven't lost a game since I quit coaching. Even Notre Dame alumn! speak to me now." End ot the Line Ray (Rocket) Ramsey, now the property of the football Yankees, has returned to college at Bradley U. to earn his masters degree in physical education. . . Gen Omar Bradley ha* agreed to play the match when Virginia's Keswick Country Club is opened for play next spring and to bring another full general as his opponent. No doubt they'll play with brassies. Manila (36) Pos. Rector (19)' Yelverton <5> .F ..... (4) Clopton Wagner ______ F ..... (6) Denny East (10) ..... C. ..(2) G.Taylor Ketchum iSl . .G ..... W Derden Harris (121 ...G ....... L. Taylor Substitutions: Manila — Fleemsn (1), Rouse. White, Garner, Denton. Rector— Lovelady (1), Williams and French (2). Oregon Team Wins OREGON CITY, Ore., March 3. (/Pj—The Portland Outdoor Store w.on the Oregon A.A.U. basketball championship and the right to go to the nationals In Omaha later this month by defeating Powers Athletic Club, 73 to 53, last night. i An acquaintance," sayj Hannah. 'is someone we Itnow well enouqK ; to borrow from, but nof well enough fo lend" Jo!" Our expert technicians have ml mere acquaintanceships In thil radio field. We know every set till thoroughly as we know the paltil of our right hand! fXPEKTRADIO 5AIESESERV/CI *. '" FOR FKEE ESTIMATES _ IjeE.MAINST.BtYTHEVIIlE.ARX. Read Courier News Want, Ads. Insurance Men to Hear Head of Underwriters Harold Wood of El Dorado, pres ident of the Arkansas Life Underwriters As-.TOcln.llon, will address members of the Blytheville Association ol Life Underwriters at their monthly meeting to be held in Hotel Noble nt 6:30 p.m. Friday, it was announced today. J. A. Brynnt is president of the Blytheville group. You'll Enjoy These 3 Day Specials At Blytheville Motor Co. Letterman at Oberlin Ben'J. Lancashire, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R, Lancashiie of 1031 Chickasawba, this week was awarded his third letter In basketball at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. He Is a junior at Oberlin College majoring in economics. m WRECKS REBUILT Expert Body end F«wter Work W« pod lo do quality Bo* Md Fem H wiB f*f yo« to faro tt* body and ot your CAT in good condi Payment*. v . Phone 578 Sullivan-Nelson SEAGRAM'S 7 CROWN. BUNDED WHISKEY. 86.8 Piool. 65'/. Grain Neuiral Spirits Seagram-Distillers Corporation, Chrysler Building, Now York CHEVROLET CO. SOI West Walnut Come Down to Our Restaurant for Lunch FRIDAY NOON Fresh Fried Channel Catfish Choice of two: While Beans, Slashed Potatoes, Oinrticd Yams. Also Combination Blind or Cole Slaw. Coffee, 75c FREE SATURDAY NOON Baked Young Duckling With Dressing Chnlcc of two: Snowtlakc "Pt>- lalocs. 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