The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1948 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 16, 1948
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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Blytheville Chicks to Play Golden Hurricane Here Tonight; SquawsMeet Holy Angels Sextet BJytheville High School's maroon clad Chicks and Squaws were all set today for a full week of stiff cajfe activities which will, except for county and district play mark an end to their 1948 basketball season The Chicles and Squaws will »lait» th« week off In a big way tonight by taking the toughest Ilrsl when (hey encounter teams from Jonesboro »t the Haley Field gym. The Chicks will play host to the high »nd mighty Jonesboro Golden Hurricane In the feature attraction tonight while the Squaws are entertaining the Holy Angels Academy sextet In the preliminary event. The first game will start at 1:30. Following tonight's games the two BHS teanu will have five remaining games on their schedule which they must complete before the county tourney gels underway a week from Thu«day. Wednesday point in the the game, but llaytl ball, scored two Lineups Raines: C'vllln ISO) Hart. 4 Simmons. 12 Hninby. 4 . Taylor. night ihey will entertain teams from Truniann In a pair of games here and then move la Leacliville tlie following night for a pair of con- teslj. Friday night they will meet teams from Faragould on their home court and then go to Trnmann Saturday night for re-matches with the Wildcats. They will officially «nd the regularly scheduled season Feb. 24 when they invade Paragould for return games. . Tonight's tilt between the Chicks and Hurrica lias promises to lie one of the season's best for it brings together two teams who have been rivals fo? more than two decades. The season's largest crowd is expected to (low into Haley Field gym to see this contest and Blytheville school officials indicated today that it may be necessary to erect temporary bleachers in order to take care of the crowd. The Chicks will be seeking victors' No. 11 when they tangle with (he high-touted Hurricanes tonight »nd they will be seeking revenge for the 82 to 60 drubbing handed them by the Hurricanes in a previous meeting on the Jonesboro court last week. The Chicks have not defeated the Hurricanes In basketball shu:e 1933. Coach James R. Fisher sent ins tribe of Chicks through a ItBh', workout, this afternoon in finM preparation of tonight's engagement. He slated that he would start his usual lineup against the Hurricanes, the same that he started against them last week. Opening for the Chicks will bn Bob Mullen and Dudley Hardy at forwards. R. B. Hodge at center, and Dennie Gentry and Billy Boo Elliott at guards. Coach Fisher staled that lie would employ the same offense and defense against the GolilshlrLs that he did last week, a fast-breaking offense and a tight, man-lo-man defense. These same systems are used by the Hurricanes. Coach Eugene "Hot" Osment. a former Jonesboro High cage Slav who returned to his alma mater eariy last year to take over hardwood activities, will pin his victory hopes on a pair of diminutive fast-moving forwards, Charlie Stephens and Bobby Scotl. Stephens and Scott have operated the froti; end of the Hurricanes' machine successfully since the first game of the season and have proved, to be a good ball-handling team. Another stalwart and high-scoring member of the Golden Oaiu who hurt the chicks rnore than either Stephens or Scott in the two teams' first meeting, is Rush Barrett, a six-foot three-inch guard who shoots Ironi all angles and Is ,,„„„,„,. a master of the nian-to-man de- I Blylhevillc fense. Barrett alternates between | Mullen ...'. guard and center and is very cap- ' Hnrdv able at either position. 'Hodge Th Squaws too. finished their I Gentry"."' pre-game drills today. Coach Nancy Elliot! ..... Caruthersville, Holland Annex County Meet CAHUTHEUSVILLE. Mo., Feh. 16.—CnrulhersiHlc boys and Hoiland girls emerged winners of the minimi Pomiseot County High School Basketball Tournament, concluded here Saturday night. Cnruthcrsvllle boys downed Hayll 30-25, coming from behind In the second half lo overcome a slight way at the stcele girls, out rest and Hayl! lead. Holland girls were in front nil the periods over the won 27-21. Holland girls defeated DocrliiB 39-15 In the semi-finals Frlrt.iv night, and Slccln downed Cooler 19-17. Hayll scored Ihe tipsci of the tournament Friday nl^ht by dcfo.iilng Die highly touted IViir- dell boys 33-30 lo advance to Ihe finals. Wardell was In (rout by one mhnac.s of "took" the and went Ihen Into Ihc lead by one point, n.s the final seiromls of the Kiinic went by, Ilnyll scored n long field goal Lo mn'Ke their victory secure by a three-point, margin. Cnrulhcrsville advanced to the finnls by downing Cooler lioys 2820. with' Simmons, Caruthersville mnrksninn. scoring live points In the closing mhuilcs with lils'luftl hand, having his "shocnUij;" hand! Hurricdne Cage Stars ""-'' Charlie .„. (I'hotos Courtesy Jnnesboro Sun) The main cogs of the Jonesboro Hurricane's offensive machine arc those two last-breaking forwards Charlie Stephens, and nobby Scotl. Stephens and Scott will lead the Ilurrlcunc against the Blytheville Chicks at the Haley Held gym tonight at 8 o'clock and scores of final Hounds Trounce ASC Indians Book Vagabonds 73-51 | Eleven Tilts For At Caruthersville 11948 Grid Season .F. .r. c. .0. .G. ilarlli Displaying a fourth period out- t of s )>e«l and accitrncy, Coach ' •£•>! I lit VII ' "jyi-i.i! nn\i HL.njini.J, l/filCI] . Nelson | S'lu'cy Keller's Arkansas Uloort- Wllllam.s i Bounds "I Joiie.scoro pulled one >f . R Warrtl llle b upsets of (heir career .1 Gwln ieslcrdny wJu-ji they buried the . - - - 10 Wells hUhly-favorcrt Detroit Vagabond Subs: Dorroh for Cnruthersfllle; K "Wi under a 73 to 51 landslide In Bain and Little for Havtl. I n game played at Caruthersville. Iliillnnd <27) M. Cannon H. Ciinnon Proctor 18 Whittle Carroll 3 (21) Stcclel The Hounds jumped ahead miil- 5. .P. .. 11 Christian | vv "y m ln e fourth period when Ihe ....F 5 Prince Kings attempted to pull (lie ancient — F 1 Lewis a <i<l almost impossible trick of con.. O Kincliey trolling the ball for Hie remainder PC Watfler al 'he game, but their slim flve- ... Mauldln I point lend wasn't quite enough. Prltchard 1-| Paced by forward Willard Til. 1 lev Subs: Holland — ,. .. Sleete—Burton 2, and Wlnbcrlcy. 2.'Icy and center Lee Adnms, \ the up from A new process which combines synthetic rubber and n plastic material lias produced an automobile fender which snaps back into shape, I after being bumped. ' n Hounds seemed to spring nowhere to break up the Kings net, and take command of the game. It was the Bloodhounds only win in the live game series. Tillcy ted both tennis in scoring, iccountlng Ponder sent her tribe through a stiff hour-long workout at noon before closing training camp until ali- er lonlghtfs game. This will he the Squaws 13th game o[ the season and they will be seeking their sixth viclory. Coach Ponder slak-d that she would start her regittar lineup against the Jonesboro sextet with Sue Wiilener, Bobbie Whisonhiim and June Slircs working at lor- wards, and Ann White. Joyce Sliel- ton and Ednn Overman at guards. I iiimi.iir.K mi p « Probable starting lineups for the ' MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1«, Ex-Pro Grid Star To Wrestle Here Tarzan White to Meet Charley Keene in Weekly Mat Event Tarzan White, Ifght heavyweight wrestling champion o! the world anct former All-Amcrlcan grid star from the University of Alabama will make his initial appearance hi Blytheville tonight when he meets Charley Keene In a 90-mlnute time limit best two out of three falls non-title affair that will highlight action In the Legion's weekly grappling program at the ' ?glon Arena. White, who milt pro football to become a professional bone-twister Is hailed as one of the most capable matmon in the business. He has performed In every section of the country and is recognized by sports writers as official holder of the senior light heavyweight crown, which Is claimed by several wrestlers. AlthoiiRh this is his first appearance before a Blylhevllle crowd, the light heavy king, in reality, Is no stranger to locnl sports fans. Football followers will remember him from the late 30's when he was roving the gridirons for Alabama's Crimson Tide. Another 90-mlnute time limit; frncas brtU'cen Mike Chacoma and Jim Cofllold has been lined up by Promoter Mike Meroney as a preliminary to the VVhile-Kccnc tussle. Tile first match Is scheduled to start at 8 o'clock. Chacoma will be making his first appearance here since he broke his leu while performing In tile local ling more than a year ago. Barbara Scott Successfully Defends Title JONESBORO. Feb. 16 — Athletic DireeUir J. A. "Ike" Tonilinson, of Arkansas Stale College, announced the 1948 football schedule for the Stale College Indians, today following the .signing ihe contracts with the last tram on the schedule. j today „ tl , lcen of Iigme skalcrs of „,„ ±" S ',, W '"" " ', CCOTd «'erywhere after completi.iB her 01 lorn wins, three lies, and two lasses in the 1947 sense DAVOS. Switkcrland, Feb. 16 (UP1 —Barbara Ann Scott, Canada's daz- darlinf! of the Ice, reigned ., for 24 markers witii Adams, a member of the 1947 Lcaclivillp Lions, copping runner- up honors with 17 tallies. Dave Lalier led the King.? i" the polm-mak- iiiR department with 13 followed by John Srbnstiiln with 12. Saturday night Ihe Kings were victorious over the Hounds by a 71 lo G7 score in a game played at Ihc Gosncll High School gym. In a preliminary fame Saturday niglit tlie Jonesboro High School Whirlwinds defeated the Oosncll Jun- j A 500-foot American tanker Is iors 40 10 29. i about one foot longer when loaded. I Box score of yesterdays game: ] New "mcnumats" make it pos- Vagabnml . sible for a customer in a rcstau- Kincs (51! | rant to give his order by punching , travel to Manhatlnn, Kansas on Oct. 9 for their lirsl meeting against a Big B conlerence team in a game that pits their, against Kansas State College. The remainder of the schedule will find the tribe playing a little closer to home than they have done in the past two years. The schedule follows: Sept. 25 Pciisacola Naval Ah Base here Oct. 2 Western Kentucky State TfMcher.s-, here Oct. 9 Kansas State College, there Ort. 10 Middle Tennessee State Teachers, there Oct. 23 Delta state Teachers, here Oct. 30 Southern Illinois University, there Nov. G Henderson Stale Teachers, homecoming, here Nov. 13 Northwestern State College of Ln., there Nov. 18 Memphis State Ccillcgc. there sweep of ehamjnonshlps by successfully defending her world title njr.iinst a Inleiitcri field. Miss Scott, holder of the North American, European, and Olympic crowns. Rave one of her greatest performances of all time in retaining Ihe world diadem yesterday. After finishing- first in every one of the live compulsory figures, she turned In by far the top free skat- Ing performance on softening ice and was adjudged the winner by seven of the nine judges. With only n placlngs. she had a total of 182.6 points while Eve Pawllk of Austria, who finished second had 32 placing* and 175.6 points. Miss Pawllk, a Vtnnese medical .student who was preltily dressed in jet black edged with white, gave Miss Scott a game battle but the Canadian miss, clad in a modeled while and gray dress with ruffled skirt, responded magnificently lo the challenge. Miss Pawllk reached her peak in a flashing, precise dance to the ac- conlpanient of Franz Lcliar waltzes Travelers Hire Ex-Yankee as Club Manager LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Feb. 16 — (UP)—The Litlle Rock Travelers today gave Another ex-Yankee ball player the job of pulling the cellar- rlwlllntj flub Into a contending po- slllon In Ihe Southern. Association. Ray Winder, Traveler business manager, announced Ihat he had signed Otto H. "Jack" Saltzgaver to a one-year contract succeeding Bill Dickey, ex-Yankee catcher and manager. Saltzgaver, a former Yankee second baseman, becomes the 22nd pilot hired by Ihe club in Its 42-year membership In the Association and the eighth In the last ten years. Introduced to ihe press at a luncheon here Saturday. Sallzgaver promised little lor the Little Rock club other than that the players will "hustle." "I'll stand for a lot if they'll hustle." he declared. The 41-year-old malinger, who makes his home In Keokuk, la., got his start In professional ball as an outfielder with Oltunuva, la in 1025. He spent two years on that club, then moved to Oklahoma City as second baseman 1927 through 1029. He played with St. Paul in 1!)M and 1031. moving up to the Yankees late hi (he 1031 season. He was farmed out (o Newark and returned to the Yanks In 1934. when he remained until 1937. saltx- gnvcr was with the Kansas City Blues in 1038 through 1944, managing the last-place club In his final year. In 194* h c joined the Pittsburgh Pirates as a player. He managed Wilmington, Del., In the Inler-Stalcs League In 1948 and 1947, winning a pennant the first season and placing second tlie last year. His club won the play-oils lasi year. Winder also announced a iliur- Kiime exhibition schedule, which be v.'fll expand Inter. The schedule: May 27-28 — Shrcvcporl at Shreveport. I«T. April 2—Ru-'falo at Waxahachie, Tex. April 3—Paris, Tex., at Paris. April 4—Greenville. Tex., at Greenville- April 9. 10. 11—Indianapolis at Little Rock. April 12—Detroit at Little Rock. On Anril 15. the St. Louis Cardinals will play the Chicago Cubs exhibition game at Traveler night. Oam« time U 8 o'clock. .The New Madrid team which has been defeated only once this season, IK rated as one of the strongest In this area. A preliminary game between Ihc Playmore Billiard five of Blytheville and Osceola, has been moved lo Osceola due to lack of transportation by the Osceola leain. B LYTHEV I LLE'S ONLY Weekday, Bux office Optn» «:30 p.m. Show SI*rU «:<5 p.m. Saturday Boi OlUct Open. KM p.m. Show SUrts 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Office Opens 1-.4J Show Start! 2:00 TONIGHT "CONFLICT" Will! Humphrey Bouarl, Mary Williams Also News & Cartoon Tuesday and Wednesday THEATRE LUXORA Pride of (he Community" Dial 4261 Optm at 6:30 p.m.; Starts 7:M p.m Motormen to Play New Madrid Five Tonight The Loy Eich Molormcn. Blytho- ville Independent cape quintet, will meet tlie New Madrid. Mo.. Independents at the Armory here to- froin her nntivc Vienna. Yvonne Sberman of New York City finished sixth with 71 placing* and a total of 163 :i points. The pretty American star, dressed in deep crimson, fell during her per-) formanre but rose and gamely fin- ' istnjd to loud applause. Tonight Mother Wore Tights" (IN TECHNICOLOR) with Betty Crable, Dan Dailey and Mona Freeman Warner News and Shorts Tuesday "LITTLE MR. JIM" with Butch Jenkins, James Craijf and Frances GifTord Serial: "Brick Bradford" Also Shorts // ,Hracrican _/'"•''""' >eagram'* &*$£* «^/^ (Jin Naturally Dry-est Hist lusic iiniH.),,.,,,nil in gin ninkiiil! in 3UU years, Scagram'i delusive prnccss makes lliis lino ^ gm Naturaity golden, Naturnllj ^' Mnixulier, Xuturalty <!i-y-est. Try it lodayi BARRETT HAMILTON, INC. Distributor LITTLE ROCK ARK. Seaorams / *s OlSTUieo DRY Distilled from American Grain. 90 Proof. Seagram-Distillers Corp., N.Y. . P... C ... Cr ... G ... Joncsb. . Stephens .. . Sco',1 . Johnston . Barnett . . Morris Tillcy (241 Unison llfll Adams U7> Black (2) .. Jntwper H2> O . G "I'M ALL SET FOR SPRING . . . ARE YOU?' IF NOT... THERE'S NO REASON, YOU GET EASY CREDIT HERE! yourself wom - know little ab o«l the -inner-work 4 An(1 fln "' 1 tnis( MPWiv* ma- Ue , handS ° f a " »"Wt«ur. Instead, bring e 7'!? lnC - fi>V rea1 international ap r Skl " ed mechani «. non'( let money ' GCNL//Nf I-H PARTS SOUTH 2SP ST. Substitutions: B 1 o o ri h o u n rls— • Jones CD. Vagabond Kings—Camp- ' ! bell (3). ... (4) DeVoll i buttons,at his table. The selections ... (131 l,ltter are regislcred on n board in the ... (81 Kaselu i kitchen, mid the meal is promptly (11) Loranger I brought by n waiter. 13) Campbell Manila Legionnaires Enter NEA Tourney .lONESBOflO, Feb. 16—The Manila L-^ionnatres. Mississippi County's No. l semi-pro basketball quintet, were rated today n.s one of the .strongest entries in the Norlhi-nsl Arknnsns AAU (ourn:<- meiu lo be held in Jonesboro next weekend. The Legionnaires were one of (hi teams lo file entry in (h,: imirnnmenl which will begin Thiirs- ''ny night and continue throueh I Knturdny. Polly Black of Jonesb-iro. is director of the tourney. The two ' finalists in Ihe tourney play will so to slate meet in Little Rock nrxl month. | Rlfors are being made to secure ' entry nf a tram from Blytheville. I New Theater Manila's Finest Shnws KVKIIY NHillT Boi Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturday £ Sumlay Sal.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cant Showing Tonight Hurt "BRUTE FORCE" with Lancaster and llmnr. Cronyn Also Shorts The diameter of the star tictcl- gcusc is variously estimated at Ironi 200.000.000 lo 300.000.000 miles Tuesday 'The Bandit and the Lady' 11 Illl Akim TamirolT Sclcclpil Slinrts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday and Tuesday HIE SCI I IT imrrt» „.,„ YOUNG »»,M)TCHliM «nfu Hi AN SCREEN'S MOST DARING DRAMA! Warner News and Short BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION I'RH'E ANWYHKKK! Reserved Seals on Sale al Hie I.ejiion Arena fruni fi p.m. Every Mondiiy AIH'LTS ir )C — CHII.DUKX 15c Monday, Feb. 16th W)X SKATS liic KXTRA TAG MATCH—SPECIAL CARD! MIT MAT< Mike Chacoma versus Jim Coffield TWO 90 MINUTE TIME LIMIT MATCHES Tarzan White iRht Heavyweight Clinnip versus * Chos. Keene I f IT SERVICE YOU WANT? I J IT REPAIRS YOU WANT? WHATEVER THE NEED, OUR COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR SHOP WILL HANDLE IT QUICKLY! HOW'S YOUR: ENGINE: Is your car using more oil than it used fo? Does the exhaust smoke? If yes, you should have your piston rings checked hv our experts. STEERING: Measure the free play from vigil I to left on your steering wheel, Two or more inches either \vny means loo much lost motion before Hie \vhcel starts turning — dangers lack of control CLUTCH: it. BRAKES: ("an you push the pedal down one l.o one and a half inches before the clutch begins releasing? If its tighter than that, let u's adjust Does Hie pedal move more than one inch before, braking action is felt? Do you have at least an inch of pedal travel left after a full stop in ten yards at 20 miles per hour. If no, your car isn't safe! ONE DAY SERVICE—NO CASH NEEDED! BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR COMPANY I'lymoxifh, Dottle .Job-Hated Trucks' 1 21T South 2nd Street I'hon* 4422

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