The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 17, 1948 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 17, 1948
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1948 B1ATHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE. SEY5H Jonesboro Thrill-Packed Game from Chicks The BlyUioville High School Chiekiis;i\vs came within [ a hair's breadth of piilling one of the bi;rgcst upsets in ; state cage history at the Haley Field gym hove last night when they battled the high and mighty Jonesboro Golden ' Losses, Favored in NCAA Play By Slan Opolowsky United rrrss Siwrts Wllter NHW YOHK. 1-Vb. 17 (Ul>>- Oklahoma A and M's calculatin' Cowboys, \vho operate on tile old saw '; that "possession is nine points of the taw." were getting revised respect today from a lot ol slno.vcl nbsem'is who think tlu'y me heud- cd for tliclr third national baskol- uall title in four >vav.s. Missco Junior Tourney Play Opens Tonight Huvricanca on cquitl terms for ping a 62 to 55 decision. *• Once again it was a fatal third quarter that hurt the Chicks. They out-played their highly-favored opponents during the lirst. second and fourth periods but a slonchy performance during the stanza No. 3 cost them the b.ill game. Jernigan Stars paced by substitute forward, diminutive Prcntis Jcmigari, tlv; smallest man on the roster, win was not given a berth on the starting lineup because of his size, the Cliick* blazed away during the two quarters to make a nip-an:!tuck battle out of the affair, bu r lagged in the third canto Just long enough to let the ball-hawking Hurricanes build up a lead whlcn they coukl never overcome. Jernigan was all over the court staying in the Hurricanes' hair even' minute. His eagle eye for the basket netted him n points and tie with the Goldshirts' ace Chariie Ste three quarters before drop- Squaws Swamp Holy Angels 41 to 19 Blytheville Hhigh School's plil cag- ers scored their sixth victory of Hie season at Use Haley Field "gym , here last night b v oustiii" th e visit- Pai)1 sintl Kansas Slate. Missouri Valley Conference clmtn- inunship by lopping Si, Louis University's ilillikens for tlie sec ami .straight, time, 47 Lo 38 in whut generally was considered the mast significant game last week, ' Previously, St. Louts hart bcc*n rated the nation's tunnber one tcnin, having lo,sl only to A and M In an earlier mntcti. while wiuniiiR 1U pamcs. But '.vheti Conch Henry Iba's Aggies topped the UilJlkons a second lime, the experts switched their bandwagon. The Ai;s hnve \virn 21 games and lost, but Uvo, lo De- ing Holy Angels Academy sextet 41 I to 19 In the preliminary game to the Chicks-Hurricane tilt- Thp yame opened slowly but Rained in momentum as it moved along. Thp Sqimu took command of the contest early in the first quarter and were never pushed by the Catholic team. The Squaws got down to business in the opening minutes and built no a 13 to 4 lead at the end of the first stanza. Thp Squaws continued their scor- [)heiis for high-point honors and inp oquaw his brilliant floor performance w*s f"| <>"s>aii(rlu in the second per- one of the best turned in by any Elytheville player this season. The Chicks commanded the game during the first quarter with center n. B. Hodge sinking a one-hand set shot Irom coffin corner in tin: lirst 10 seconds to open the scoring. The'Chicks bounced right back for two more field goals and A charity toss before the visitors could get started. Then things opened up. Both teams started hitting from all angles. The score swapped hands a couple of times during the first period but when the buzzer sounded ending the quarter the Chicks T/ere out in front by a 15 to 13 mar- M^n. ™ Chicks Slow in Third Juncsboro slartcd pulling ahead in the second period. They scored three consecutive field goals before the Chicks could get moving after the quarter intermission to tr\ke a four-point lead. They were never behind from there on. The Chicks atuck to the defensive during most of the second period and at half time the Hurricanes led by-a 37 to 27 count. Then came the Chicks' down-fall. Everything went wrong in the third period. They threw several bad passes which cost them points, valuable points, and their heretofore accurate far-out shooting, fell way Ehort oC the basket. The alert Hurricanes took advantage of the Chicks off quarter to build up 53 to 31 lead, which, technically speaking, gave them the ball game. In the fourth period, the Chicks rfltnrncd to their old self. They iod with forward Sue Widcner lead- mc the way. At halffimn intermission they held a 22 to fi yend. Continuing their spree in the last, half, the Squaws .dried to their margin. Widcner. aidcrt by other forwards June Stires and Bobbie Whisenhunl. hit the honp for 12 tallies in the third canto while limiting the visiting Jonesboro sextet seven \Videner paced both teams in scoring with 23 points followed by Whlsonhimt with U. Burch paced the visitors with nine poinU 1 ;, GurmSs Joyce Shellun and Edna Overman ^ - ere defensive standouts j for the Squaws with Boechmann ) turning in a nice defensive game | for Holy Ansel.s. | Tlox Score: niy'rillc f4I) WIdcncr f23> . WWhimt Hl> Stires <3> E. Overman . Shellon Ross ......... Substitutions f4>. Hale, Pos. H. Anpcls (191 F .... fG) F . .. C4> Schwarz .F .... <9' Burch G Frego G- ... Sellpmeyer G . .. Bocchmnnn Blylhevillc—Bailey Overma n. Hawkins, Hooper, and White- Holy Angela— Dill, Child. Davis, Knoppc, Rues- wale, and Ryan. bolh teams was considerably better than it was in their first, meeting a week ago. For the Chicks guards Billy Bob Elliott and Dennie Gentry were defensive standouts, anil center R. B. Hodge, aloiif; with- Elliott, turned in some beautiful re-bound work. But the Chick who had the toughest assignment of them al! was forward Bob Mul- staried moving in on the'aggrcssivc j lcn who * as = ive " L \\ c J°. b ° r § uard ' Hurricanes to out-point the visitors ! In » Stepnens. the Hurricanes star, nearly three to one, but the rally I nnri sun retaui hl5 fo! ^ard posi- tcll short as time ran out. I tion ' and hc dld ^ e |i.But, the Chicks have nothing to Ccntci " Rusl1 Barrett <w ashamed of in defeat. They worried the Hurricanes and forced them to stay on their toes all the way. Coach Eugene "Hot" Osmenl, able mentor of the Golden Gang paid his respects to Coac:i Jann'S Fisher's aggregation by prais- i ing the Chicks' game showing. "I'm \ glad that's over," he stated shortly ' after the final whistle had .sounded, j "Hhoy (the Chicks) had me wor- _, - ' y ' Abcrnathy 12) nnd Pnrycar. Blv- thnville—Jernigan (17), Berry (6), In order to qualify tor a section beilh in (he National Collegiate Tournament, -.vhioh they won in 19-15 and 10-16. I lie AgRies have to clinch their I'otitr-vt'ncc crown of- fictHlly---—!u-H;nlly n mere formality— then deficit the win nee of the Bin Seven nice, in H .sectional playoff. Even in defeat, the Biilikens cam*! close to assuring themselves of i national invitational tournament berth, since- they made a rousing hit in Madison Square Garden, and probably would be welcomed inlo the brackets if thoy lose no move games. Itoly CL'OPS and Columbia also looked like 5ale bets for N.C.A.A. tournament berths while New YOTK ] University was figured a "shoo-in" j for the invitational. { The Holy Cross Crusaders, defending N.C.A.A. champions, ncv.v have won 16 Raines and lost throe and are the New England standouts. Columbia must vie with New York U for the Mid-Atlantic berth but it seemed likely that the Lions would go to the N.C.A.A. while the Violet will accept an invitational bid since they are regular Madison Square Garden performers. They are the only unbeaten teams left in the nation, New York having won 16 games and Columbia 14. Eiscwbcj L'. the N.C.A.A. picture was as follows: South — North Carolina State leading Southern Conference, but must, meet North Carolina in a showdown game Saturday. Southwest—Baylor defeated Texas. 48 to 39. to tnke the conference lead. They meet again Feb. 25. Tax- as plays rugged Arkansas Friday and Saturday of this week. Michigan, seeking to duplicate on the court the success enjoyed by the Wolverine football team last j fall, was out in front, in the tnud- | die Big Nine race today and a i big step nearer a spot in the N. C ! A. A. Tournament. The Wolverines took over undisputed fir.-il place in the conference last night when, playing at home they routed Indiana. 66 to 54, whil Wisconsin, which had been leading was beaten at Ohio State, 53 to 47. Most of the front-running teams Tlio Mississippi Comity Junior Hiph S:hnol basketball tournaineni.s for Ixith boy*, and girls teams opens in Osceola tonight with I tie Blythc- villt 1 I'upoosos nu'Cllnfi the l^ach- ville Juniors the opening Hisi- round same o( (he boys' bracket ni 1 o'clock. Faur other lirst-round flames arc sclii-riuled vo be played tonight, They arc: Wilson vs. Lcnchville yirls at G o'clock, Kcisir vs, S!in\vntT sins at 8 o'clock. Luxora v.s Wilson boys at 0 o'clock nnd Whilloj) vs. Dycss girls at 10 o'clock. The lournaineut will conlinuo through Saturday night when I hi games will bo lield. round {jume.s \\ill bti played tonight and tomorrow ni^hl with qimrtor- routui play to be held Thursday un.l Friday nights and the SL'inUfinnl games Saturday morning. A total of 14 bo\s and 13 girls teams me entered m Uie uuLriiunu'nl. Ujytlu-villj is the only school In Ihe county tluit docs not sponsor a junior girls team. FA'c games ire scheduled to be played at every session excepting > Friday night's (juancr-round pluy, I Saturday niorniuy's. soml-round mul I Saturday night's finals. A spoeinl 1 consolation game will be pluyctl be- | ^["^p^ twe^n thn two losing, teams in tilt; cemi-final round to determine the -third place winner. Trophies will be a warden 1 to lirst, second, and Ihirn place learns In both boys' nnd girls' brackets with each of the tirst three place win tiers bein^ eligible to participate iti the District 4 tourney to be held in Jonesboro next month. ] Winners ol tonight's first round \ ntt.s will advance lo the quarterfinals with guinea to be played Thursday night. The Papooses lire ucfetiding county champions and are rated as fa\oriles to retain their crown. n Leqion Wrestling Show Taiwan While, light heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, defeated Cluulcy Kecne two O'lt ot three falls in the mnln event of tin- American l>t');lon's weekly wre.stlinR show at thp legion Arena last nlRht. White copied the hist two falls after dropping the first round 1 ci Kerne In 15 minutes. While won the second fnil in eight minutes wliti flyliiR tackles and a body pin nnd the third round In the same manner. Kcene copped his only round with n body straddle. In Ihe preliminary miUch MUc Chacomii defeated Jnck Hadcr, substitmr for Jim Cofflcld In two out of Hire* 1 falls. Clmcomn won the first round in 13 tnlnntos with a body pin and the final round in 11 muuile.s wllh n double lot'k nurt Iwcly pin. Under won thts second round fn 10 minutes with a crab hold, All Pittsburgh Pirates Signed For '48 Season To Re-Organize Missco Amateur Baseball League At Meeting Tonight BASKETBALL RESULTS It) Unltcil Trr.vO Soutlnvr&L Arkansas A. nnd M. 50, Grumbling 17 HUv. 5-1, Tcxus 47 1 Smith f Tcmir-sspc M. VnudciblH 4H Mississippi Southern 49, Mississippi College 40 Loyuln i Smith) 40. Loniskiim Stale 43 VirKiniii 68. Miu-yliuut S6 Kiirinnn 5B Wolforrt 57 Indiana 54 t Ohio Stale 53. Wisconsin 47 Purdue 54, Minnesota 3ft Iowa State 48. Missouri 47 West Colorado 56, Oklahoma 54 Smilhcasl Kentucky 133. Alabama 33 Inler-srclldnnl Duke GO. Grorsla Tech M Read Courier News WanA Ads. Plans fov je-oiganlftliig the Mh-< slsslpiil Coiinly Amateur Basebnll LcitKue lo ojici'ate for the flral tlnie on Us own i\1n be discussed nt, a iticcttnR or club sponsors niul innn- agers In the offices of Ihe Fred 8. Sallba Wholesale Company tomorrow nlRlU, 7 o'clock, It was an- nouncftl today by Hill Godwin of JUythevllle, pvesldent. Prr.scnL plans cull for the formation of a fcopflralc league to opeiale lnde)icnd<ntly, Mr. Qndwln stated, Instead of under Ihc sponsorKhlp of a civic organization a.\ It did !nM year. The league was npoiisored by (lie niytbcvlllo y last Bummer. llcpre.'iCiUiUK'cs of loams thai were members of Ihc league Insl year hnvc beon Invited In attend tomorrow night's inccliiiK, Mr. Godwin staled, and It will be determined al that time how many teams expedite enter Ihe nc\v league. Initial plans call for an eixht-lciim loop in plncc of (lie 10-lenm leantic of last year. Six team* have already indicated . that they would seek entry In the he ever i league It formed, Godwin staled. iinyw!ii>roJTIiey ntc: Dlylhevlllc. Osceola. Ar- glxj, llnl; morel, Manila. Mtlle Hlver, nnd nnd Vic Lombr-rti, thieu' mtes. Kadi of Ihc dBlil-teams In NKW YORK, Keb. 17. (UP)—Thn Plltsburiih pirates, wiio finished nl the bottom In the National League last seiisun, revi'iseil themselves today and led the field for a chniiiic, beliiR the first club In the mtijms to report «ll players sinned nj) and j Imjipy for 10*8. TJw Plr8lc^. with a new mutineer, Bill Meyer from Kniuiit City, and wllli virtually a complete new slnrtlng llncnp, arc the mnulier one dark horse team In (he National lx"ngue race. There wan a brand new altitude among Ihe play- frcm the general unlinpplness which prevailed In 1041. Not a bonaflde holdout was listed during Hie entire period o( sul- >ry negotlallon.s and the club had :o deal with .some established major lenmie »larj. Thew liicturicd Dixie Walker, the old "Pride of Platbush," who admitted that. In Ills first year nt Pittsburgh lie bclnc paid more than nuide In Ilrooklvu or else; Pitchers Klrby Htgbc, llnl 34 Bird Dog* filtered In National Field Trial t » GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn., Jteb, 11. <UP)—'l-hlrty-four polnten ,wer« entered today In the National JWd Trials on the Ames Plantation her* next Monday for the "World Sertet" of all bird ttog trials The trial course IK well lup- plled with birds this year. Hunting Is not permitted on the 5,000 «cr« tract and « '|U«II hat«hery 1» maintained on the Ames Plantation from which birds are annually rt- lca.scd. The dog lilah will run at leart seven days. The finest of American kennels can compete in the national trials. Sntuvn the present bird (tof champion owned by A. Q. C. Sax* of New York City was Ihe first eo- try on thin yean trial lilt. more rx-Drxlner sharpies; nnd llalph ICInor. the sophomore home run Mnr who blasted bl round- li'lppcr.s h\sl season. Last of the Pirnlcs U) sign was oulfleldor Wnlly Westlakc, who will huve to fight for a Job as reRtilar behind a trio o[ Walker in right, Johnny Ifopp In center, and Klncr In left. Wostlake wn.i n .273 hitler last year, hutting In UQ runs and hllttnt! 17 homers. The athletics settled one holdout problem when soi>homoiT baseman Forrln Fiiln, n .'J01 lillter. returned his contrncl, but admitted that they had one other in outfielder Barney McCosky. who rejected terms. McCosky IP the only Philadelphia plnyer who hns not. returned a .itRiied contract. He hit ,3'Jfi last season and was nnmcrup lo Ted Williams of Boston for Ihe American League bnltlng title. tlie IcnRiin will be sponsmed by n uublmiss concern of tlu-lr respective towns and con'.mnnitlcs. 1'rovldcil Ihnl the li-nxm: is ylvcn tllr go slRIl, full ciiB;inl/.;a[i>lnl[ pluns will be made at tomorrow night's mccllne which will Include Ihc election of officers and discussion ol by-laws. Thursday In HluniiiKhnm. Aln. Ncylnnd, president of Southeastern Conference, Coar.hCR Association, snld Ihc purpose o[ the gathering Is lo approach the. football sch- Red Sox Get Infittdtr BOSTO^f. Feb. 17 (UP)—Bill Hit- . chock of Opellkn. Ala., a utility Inflelder obtained from St. Louia llrowns, returned his stKned'eon- trad ttt Ihe TJoston Red Sox today. In SO names lust season Hitchcock had a balling average of .223. olai-shlp question "In a uniform manner". "We hope lo take back to our respective conferences a program for putting Ihc 'sanity code' Into operation," Ncyland said. Colton Alorris were rinfensive standouts for the Hurricanes. Box score: Jouesboro <62) Pos. Blytheville (ODI Stephens U7) F (12i Mullen Scott (121 F (41 Hnrdy Barrett (141 .. C (Ill HodPC Johnston 18) .. G 13) Gentry Morris (1) G Elliott Substitutions: Jonesboro - Coble (1). Harwoori. Burress (5) Coulter, lied." The defensive showing made Manila Lions Win •mat Home Game 58-33 The Manila High School Lions ! marked finis to their home cage eason last night by laking Ihe Luxora Panthers 58 to 3'j In a game played on the Manila High School court. J. T. Harris, Lion forward, led both teams in scoring with 10 points Including nine out ol 10 free throws and Jimmy I.ayel paced the Panthers wilt: II points. Marm Harris \vas the defensive standout for the Lions. In preliminary games the Manila senior girls dcleatcd Luxor i 26 to 20 and tin? Luxora Junior girls defeated Manila 14 to 12. made "within a few days." "I don't think he's a 130 pounil horse any more," said Jones. "He used to be able to outfool those lightweight horses but now he cap't do it." ^ In Iho Widcner, which Armed has won the last Iwo years, the Calumet star was to have mot King Ranch's Assull, whom he defeated in a match race nt Bclmont Pork last year. Representatives of 3 Conferences to Meet KNOXVILLE, Trim.. Pel). 17.—' (UPJ—Bob Ncyland. University of Tennessee athletic director, today revealed plain for a Hireling of Southeastern. Southern and Southwestern Conference representiillvcs to dlmiss athletic scholarships. The meeting Is scheduled for FOR THE 0NTHE \ by job of 'it J cx l icct clear sailing this week, ind ciiird" Columbia meets Princeton ' "• ncsany and Harvard Saturday N. Y. U. plays Manhattan toda. Kansas State faces Kansas in : crucial Big Seven game Wednesday and then, meets Missouri Saturday Kansas plays Oklahoma Saturday. Baylor tackles Southern Methodist tomorrow, while California dist today while California meets Southern California Friday and UCLA Saturday while Washington State runs up against Washington Friday and Saturday. ! Simon (2), and Aslib}'. l I • Armed, Believed Going '• 'Down Hill/ May Not Run • In Widener Handicap \ j MIAMI. Fla.. Feb. 17 (UP) There • I was a strong possibility today that • Armed, "Horse of the year" for 1947 | who lost his first two starts this j season, might be scratched from the S50.000 wldener handicap at Hialeah park this Saturday. H. A. (Jimmy) Jones, who irainsj the handicap ace for Calumet Farms, disclosed today tiial hc i J thought his seven-year-old star was I "going down hill." He said a deftn- ' J ite decision on whether Armed 11 i would go in the Widener WT> I 'Attention All Veterans' The Steele V. F. W. Post No. 7889 will present Victory Medals and' American Defenie Medals to all eligible veterans, at the I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall at 8 o'clock P. M. Tuesday, February 17. Be sure and attend and bring your Official Discharge. Open* House Meeting, Public Invited. EDWARD DENHAM Post Commander ULY;THCVILLE* ONLY ALL WHITE THtATBE i Bo« Offle* optna 6:30 p.m. Shaw StirU C:U p.m. Saturday Bin (Utter Open* 1J:4!S p.m. Shaw SUrtt t:M f.m, SmitUj Box Office Opens 1:15 Show SUrta 2:00 'I'tic.sday and Wednesday "CAPTAIN KIDD" with Randolph Srpit &. Barbara Briltoa Alto Comedy THEATRE LUXORA Pride of the Community" Dial 4211 Opens at fi:30 p.m.; Starta I'M M "I'M ALL SET FOR SPRING . . . ARE Y 0 U?" IF NOT...THERE'S NO REASON, YOU GET EASY CREDIT HERE! Doc^your traclor need repairs before you can do any appreciable work (his .spring? If so. don't try to do it yourself if yon know little about the "inner-workings" of a Iraclor. And don't (rust expensive machinery lo Ihc hands of an amateur. Instead, bring it to Delia Implements Inc. for rcjil Inlernalionai approved repair by skilled mechanics. Don't let money worry yon either, we arrange for easy, low-cost payments. GENUINE I-H PARTS 3/2 SOUTH2"PST. PHONE ff 63 THAT I HE.AR UPON THE AIR ? 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Marilyn Maxwell Warner New* and Shorts Also: Home Movie* RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: TONIGHT POLE MOTOR COMPANY ELLIS POOLE, Owner & Opera tor ~~(K Phone Steeie 49, Tonight The Bandit and the Lady' with Akim TamiTolT Selected Shorts Wednesday & Thursday "Northwest Outpost" jrith ' Nelson fdAf 'and Illona Ma»sey Also Shorts SCREEN'S MOST DARING DRAMA! vim cum* ««m« PAUL KIllT MMIEYEKE ht*-.l * U4UIVG1I • AVarner .S'r.w! and Shorl Wednesday A Thursday "Queen of the Amount" with Robert Lower; A Patricia News and SlMrt*

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