The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1948 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 18, 1948
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croirr BLTTHEVILLB (ARK,)' COURIER NEW» Trumann Cagers To Meet Chicks Wildcats and Kitteni To Sec Action Tonight On BlythevilU Court Co&ch Dorse Kellor'j! Trumami Wildcat* and their sister Icain the Kittens, will Invade ttie Haley Piclrt gym tonight for a pair of Important cage contests wiih the Blyllic- ville Chicks and Sqimws. The first game te scheduled lo eel underway »t 1:30, This will b« the first meeting between the Chicks and Sqnnws and the Trnmann teams, their Tint .scheduled meeting of Jan. 21 liavin;; been cancelled due lo Icy roads. The two Blytheville teams will phw i return match in the Tniminn gym Saturday night. Tonight's battle between tlic Chicks and Wildcats will have considerable bearing nn bemuddlert situation* surrounding the District/ 4 cage race which is scheduled to b« settled In Jone.sboro early next month .Inasmuch as (he winner of tonight's tut probably will he rated second to Jonesboro when (lie brackets for the district, meet arc drawn up. Jonesboro. sevcn-noinL victor over Blytheville in their second oulini; Tuesday night, has defeated lx>:h the Chick. 1 ; and the Wildcats on two occasions this season, and the situation at present gives the district's second-best rating to either Blytheville or Trmnanii with th« Chicks holding the inside track. A victory tonight and Saturday night should Rive the Tribe the undisputed rating without further question. Chirks Hold Advantage The Chicks will hold a slight advantage over the Wildcats »hen the two teams take the court tonight due to comparative scores wih common opponents. The Joncsboro Hurricanes trovmced the Wildcats handily twice this season but witnessed coixsiderable difficulty in Rettins: past the Chicks twice.'And another point in the Tribe's favor it the fact that the Wildcats last night completed a down-state sweep and tt'ere forced to drive all the way from Hot Springs for tonight's encounter. Hot Springs trounced Trumann 81 lo 49 in their meeting IRS* night. The Chicks, who are still a little fretful from their heart-brcnkfng defeat at the hands of tlic Hurricanes. Tuesday night tapered off in a light drill yesterday afternoon in final preparation for tonight's game. Coach -James Fisher sent, his aggregation through x short session In under-the-basket shooting before dispatching them In a light scrimmage se-ssion. To ¥!*)• Faragoultt Friday The Squaws too. tapered off their pre-game drill? yesterday but in x different manner. Coach Nancy Ponder sent her tribe through a long and hard session yesterday at noon , before pronouncing them ready for tonight's tussle. Both teams are expected to start their usual first-string lineups in tonight's engagement. Tomorrow night ihe Chicks and Squaws will journey to Leacbvil'.e for a pair of gamas with the Lions and Lionesses and then return TO close their home season with the Paragonld* Bulldogs Friday nighi Saturday night they go to Trn- mann for t p ,vo engagements and then officially close their 1947-48 schedule in Paragould Monday night. Monday night's games were originally scheduled for Tuesday but • were changed due lo conflicting datw with the county tournaments Philadelphia A's Struck With Severe Cose of 'Contracttils' By Cart l.undquUt ((ir.ll/-d Prvm .Spark Wrllw) NEW YORK, Feb. 18, (UP) — Most folks on relief want mor* money and pitcher miss Christopher of the Philadelphia Athletlca was no exception today. Christopher, w)io wan o»e ol the A's standout starting pitchers until last season, was converted by Manager Connie Mack Into an effective relief arllst, while younger and faster hurlers took over the regular starting berths. All of which prompted the laaky right hander from Point Richmond, C.i]-, to become one of the year's most unique holdouts. He doesn't want more money If he can go back to his old role as a starting pitcher, but said hf would have lo have a boost In the amount of money the club has offered If he has to be "ready to go at any minute. " •Relief pitchers have to work twice as hard as starters." he said. "So they should be paid accordingly." Christopher said he had Nats to Give Young Rookies More Attention ORLANDO, Fla ., Fek. 18 (UPl — Owner. Clark Griffith or the Washington Senators, said today that young players would get more attention, than ever when the club opens Spring training quarters here. March 1. The elderly h«ss of Ihe Nats was Piirtloulnrly enthusiastic about young Al Kozar. the Inllelder who came to the Senators from '.he Boston Red Sox In the deal for outfielder Stan Sprnce . Koznr has been labeled by some baseball men as a. possible "rookie of the year" and 11 was considered a major .surprise when the Red Soy Baylor Defeats Mustangs 51-49 One More Win Sought To Cinch Pennant in Southwest Conference (By llnllfr! Press) fiaylor University was assured today of at least a tie (or the Southwest Conference basketball champ, lonshlp. That Is the shorl ending of a long story. The Bears hart to battle down to the last second in their game last night with Southern Methodist University before winning SI to 49, By winning either of their only two remaining conference games-| with the University of Texas Christian-- Baylor can sew up the loop trophy. Tlic last lime Baylor and SMU got together, at Dallis. a last second field goal R:IVP. Baylor a 43 to 42i l ' !l >'' saved at least a dozen games wrilch < lc , 1 . hlm ">»' , arl '' ith f« Id , '« "">».ere credited as victories lo other , ^!L*?,"'li )c .^ e ^". n '" e seco; " 1 pitchers, In addition to the 10 he won. He appeared In 44 games, winding up with a 10-1 record. The A's had two other holdouts, ouUieldcr Elmer Valo anrt Uifielder! Eddie Joost. who have spurned urgent telegrams asking them to advise the club what they Intend to do. The Phils had better luck with one of their veteran hiirlers, Emll Leonard, knuckle-ball ex-pert from Audiibon, 111., who won 17 games last year. The btilgin' Belgian telephoned Hint he was satisfied with terms, leaving three men, second baseman Bmil Verbal!, outfielder Pro Golfers Move to Metairie Course for New Orleans Open WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, for "My scouts lei) ine he WHS a bearcat In the Southern Assoda* lion with New Orleans season." Griffith said. "He hit .340 and gels around well In the field." Despite the enthusiasm of the "Old' Fox" for Kozar and other young players plus the fact that the N»ls will have a new manager In Joey Kuhel. Griffith didn't figure that club as a pennant contender. "It ' looks like a two-way light between the Yankees and the Red Sox with the rest of as following them in," he said. "New York has got together, at Dallls. a last second j d| d them precious little good to- field goal gave. Baylor a 43 to 42 [day. Two holes—16 and 11—were victory thai was the first conference chanced lo make way for a hous- gamc for Ilic Bears, and Ihcy were '"8 development. Nearly all of the headed for what may be a champ- firecns have been done oVer, to lonshlp. make pulling tougher. All holes are linylor cage slock rose sharpley " 1O '' C heavily trapped and bunk- during the succeeding games The m ' ri thim lhoy werc ' Hears beat two tough teams—Tcx-is I Bosl<lc -' i l " at tllc course is likely ionship. linylor cage slock rose sharpley during the succeeding games. The Hears beat two tough teams-Texas, and Arkansas, they were considered I ft cinch ofer SMU lasl night, and for' atime it looked as II Baylor would run roughshod over ihe lowly Mustangs. The ]ioines have lost six conference games while winning only two. Baylor Jumped inlo a quick lead,' f „ By William n. i.nltltr (United J'ress Sports Wii(er) NEW ORLEANS, Feb. IX. <UP,-_ A Held of the hottest professional golfers In the world, teamed with about 100 local amateurs, today Pbyed a pro-amateur tournament over the Metairie Country Club course, where the 110.000 New Orleans Open starU tomorrow. for the pros. It was an opportunity to try under competition, a that has Iwcn toughened from the first hol» lo the lasl The last big tournament at Metairie wa.s played in 1932. Gene Saracen won it that year and only a handful of entrants for, - -- -the current tournament wer e en- I ovor " le Lcachvllle Juniors last ' ' ' night in (he opening till, ot the Mississippi County junior boys basketball tournament at Osccola. The win advances the Paps to tmartci'-iinal play where they will meet the Wilson Juniors Thursday night. The Wilson Juniors eliminated Luxora from further tourney coinpelliinn by an 18 to II score in last ni«lit's fourth name In opening girls' play'the Wilson Junior girls cased out the Lcnchville six IS to 15 to advance to quarter-play. In the second girls Ouachita Cagen Win From Crosi-Town Rivals Papooses Win lourney Opener Lcochvifle Juniors Defeated 24 to 10 in Missco Competition r The Blythevllle Junior Papooses annexed an easy 24 to 10 victory • tered then. Among them re lialph Guldahl. Ben Hog nil, Ttiny Pcnna, Dick Mctz and Ky Laffoon. But what they learned, in 1932 , lo toe stow, with the- freciucnt show- hcen falling an<l t. Par for the that bave heavy dew at course l.s 11 -3 fioUfov Locke African, looked like the man to '^'e beat on tin . Kiune Dycss won the rig lit to meet the dapper South i Wilson In the quarter-finals by defeating wtiltton. Score of the g:imti was not' available. In the final K.-une.of the evenin , at o,>e point was a,,ead by ,8 point,. iimini lAncLin ! ^ sound ball clllh and Boston bu.s fliu ry Wltl^cl, tlic llallOJIHI Itf.lylil, .' , . I I n I 1 it batting chump, and reserve out- k '_ "*' P°wer. mu, men cnanr("; de- flcldcr Busier Adams as holdouts. lw " ..9," now J nc pitchers i'|-. Vernon Stephens, who Is expect- Grirtllli said he though! that ed to be the regular third baseman f° me mB l° r J«»Bue club was miss- tor the Red Sox. signed his con- '"« » 8ood bet by not nicking up mi: UK: man to ""= Dyess Bii'ls defeated Whiuon of early,practice , to move into ((linrter-tound play, methodically, .he U.vff.s will meet ihe winner of ilic uirr-par 07 the first .' Csccola Manila lilt to b-j played tome he tried the course. j night. At that liitic, Lloyd Mangrum Oojncs scheduled for tonight are: mid Jimmy Deinarcl had not sam- en 1 '-' 1 biackct-Osceola vs. Manila; • • -• • ' and Dell n. —Osccota vs. Dell pled tlip romwp. Tlicv were late nr- I and Dell vs. .Mteco. Boys bracket '•'-• ' '-- "—' --•'-• - — tract, reversing a role he usually played With the Browns where he was a perennlnl holdout. StcphenSj considered the mnst. Important acquisition -by the Red Sox In their wholesale dealings with the Browns, batted .219 and hit 15 homers us shortstop the last year. The Giants announcer! from Sanford. Fla.. where they have « rookie school, that pitcher Robert Marshall. 21, from Barbcrton. O., and first baseman George Street. 22, of Chicago had been signed to contracts and that they would be farmed out lo the Sanford club of the Florida State League- Rickey Maintains Claim of Moves Against Robinson i NEW YORK. Feb. 15. IUPI—In I the face of denials, "No comment," evasions, and forRetfulness by other ' club owners. Brookland Dodger .President Branch Rickey stuck to 1 his assertion today that there WRK ' Rt one time a concerted movement to keep Negro Jackie Robinson out ! of the Majors. Rickey, who arrived by plane from 39-year-old pitcher Bobo Ncwsom, a frc e agent since being cast adrift by the Yankees. "Newsom is still a good pitcher and > great showman," Griffith said. "I think some team that hasn't yet benefited from his assets couldn't go wronu by sign- Ing him. Of course I ought to know. We've only had him four different times." Among (he otli'er young players on the Senator roster, Griffith was most enUiuslasHc over outfielder Oil Coan. who has been labeled a "great prospect" for two sensoiLt. but who hfts never come up to expectations. ; "It looks like Coan definitely will 'arrive' In 1848." he said. "After spcndi,ng most of 1917 at Chattanooga, he canir back to us and hit safely 21 out of 42 times for a .500 average iinri that Isn't bad—not by any means." and belli a 30 to 21 halftime ,,..„, The Mustangs began to shave the lead gradually Finally, with 45 seconds to go, guard Doak Walker VivimTtor ,i, c New Orleans Open dropped a field goal to liethings Uinre iliev played off the $10.000 lip at 4!>-all. Il was Walker's only score of the evening. The seconds licked off. Both teams swapped the ball. After what tC' Waco gym. Odell Preston. Baylor i - „. , . . substitute, dropped a crip shot to I Locke wns expected to have hi?; Sonny Stires paced the Paps in put Haylor ahead 51 to «. I hands lull «lth Mangrum, If not ' Cenlcr Don Hcathington. .spark- half a (Uwn other entrants Plug in (he Baylor drive lor the A.numu other top players on the T crown, led Ihe Bears to their loth scene were E. J. iDutchi Harrison, | Illy'ville (2-1) conference victory with M points Tony Mane:o, Jim Turncsa, 1 Tied for SMU's high point honors Han's. Jr.. and Chick Harbert Reiser vs. Oos... »..,.„„„. »cll. and WJiilton vs. Shawjice.To- l/nver Rio (iranrte Valley open hi I nights ]>lay will begin at 6 o'clock Hflrlingej!. Tex.. Monday. I Although the game started slow Manyrum won the Lower Rio the Paps commanded the game Grand Open with a six-under-par j lhroii;;hout- They jumped to an cams anappcci the ball. After what Grand Open with a six-under-par. lluoii;;hout. They jumped to an irobably seemed an eternity lo the 65. and made himself the top mon- early lead In the Ilrst quarter and cw thousands who jammed the | ey winner on the Winter circuit. ' moved on lo take a 16 to 4 half- iS'aco gym, Odell Preston. Rnvinr: lirairln. rounds notwithstanding. ] time lean. point-making with 9 tallies. Kcitli ' led Leachville with 5 > I'nx Score:' ' i9> were forward Bob Prewiu. center! Roy Pugh and Guard Salmon nine points each. Kentucky Woman Sinks An Ace in Florida Meet PALM BEACH. Fli- :-^h. IS — o( Ar.chorais. x : . . ,-£ GrOrje R£S- e^ayishM ;;-^zjal7i 3 iiUh on ihs Stircs _ - Criiicr (41 Freri H:i;is' father is the pro nt j Dorr <!>> . al Mev.-itrii 1 Counlry Cluh. Fi'ccl Haas, Reici 1 Sr.. bcU;'\'f-.s it will take FI total Vntice <2) i scnrp of ni mind 276 to win the four-day tmirnnmerH. Dell and Osceola Basketball Teams Split Twin Games pELL. Ark., Feb. High School cagers 18.—The Del! divided win! Chicago, admitted he .saw little to ft" 8 hori °" with Osccola l€a ™ ' be gained by tuther discussion of ~,. r the matter, but said that "it there ho I Is any need. I will do so at some double-header played ai the ; future time." He refused to Indicate when that were losing 34 lo 27. Jack Lewis, tall center for the Dell Blue Devils copped high-point and her pir.r.rr s. :or--_r" -,1--o^over Var-jj-s: G-:.:_-;.- -: !,fim- phi.=. Tenn . ^r.2 .^:,::s:::f . T j; ^.ip, Auliffe of :,Vv yc:t *-? rsi aeen established /s io-j.-r.ia-.en: favorites. The Kenyon -Ra-srn'-ivcn combination was rr.a'.cnec ::-"ay Peggy Kirk o: Ftndiav I'OS ..F. .. P. ..C O. G l/villp 11(1) II B. M'Adams 2) S M'Atlams Casle i2) Bailev (5i Keith! Emotions remain mixed In the college town al Arksdclphla today following a 48 to 44 basketball victory by Ouachita over its crosstown rivals, the Henderson Reddles, last l]if£ht. Ouachita gained an early lead and was ahead 29 to 17 at (lie half. The Reddles, however, rallied In the second half with Jim Mac Sawyer and Jim McMahan leading the way and held Ihe Tigers lo one field goal In the first 11 minutes. /u other intercollegiate games last night the Little Flock Junior College Trojans rolled over Monticello A. and M. 59 to 46 In Little Rock, and Magnolia A. and M. defeated College of the Ozaiks 55 to 42 at Magnolia. i Most of tonight's games find A1C , teams tangling with outside opponents The University of Mississippi will play al Arkansas State College In Jonesboro; Beebe Junior College will play at Arkansas College In Batesvitlc, and Hendrlx will meet Kimicy's Shoe Store in Little Hock. • Later In the week, the teams move back into league play with one of the top games set for Friday night at Magnolia. At that lime an up-and coming Magnolia quintet will be shooting for the glory of handiiv Ihe conference champion Arkansas Teachers tlieir first defeat of the season. The Teachers clinched the lenitue crown earlier this week. Auto Supply Concern Names Credit Manager Pete Bradley, a native of Jackson N. C, and employed al present at the D. P. Goodrich Store in Jonesboro. ha.s been named budget man- ascr for Blan Heath Home and Auto Supply store. Mr. Bradley, tils wife and two children, will make their home in Hlylhevilte as soon as suitable living quartern are found. They Object lo Names ( Members ol the Rejang tribe in | Indonesia, object to mentioning their own names, says ihe Encyclopedia Bricanr:ira. Many sa'rage peoples avoid using personal names, and often substitute terms of kin-' -shio. Rugs Cleaned We clean any type rug with guaranteed correctness. Your best is safe here. We have a specialist at work always. Blytheville's only complete rug cleaners. PEERLESS CLEANERS Phone 2433 PLYTHEVILLESONLY ALL WHITE THF ATQF Weekdays bin Office Opens 6.30 p.m. Shon Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Opens !S,-<5 p.m. Show Starts 1:00 p.m. Sunday- Box Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts 2:00 Tonight (Substitutions; E;ythcvillo- Boyd f (-t), Drokp, Wallace. Hopper aurf • Tomlin.son. ; lime would be and Indicated that | honors In the boys game' bv the matter would not be. discussed I counting tor 16 tallies Jere " When fully dnated. the human eye has an area about 2O time-s as great a.s when contracted. when the. Dodgers hold x luncheon for newspapermen today to present Information on some of their more I promising rookies. i Rickey said he haden't seen newspaper account* of the speech be he! livered Monday night In Wilberforce, O., before a gathering of Negro college students, but understood "I'M ALL SET FOR SPRING . . . ARE YOU?' IF NOT... THERE'S NO REASON, YOU GET EASY CREDIT HERE! M vo r P f , nZ" nf hinerv fn a i In 1 ll orlveH worn paymen lh ' S Sprin|fV U *'• ''"»•' I" (0 do it U,e "inner-work- <lon '' lnist expensive ma- s of an amaleur. Instead, bring - fnr rpal Inl«rna«fonM-ap' Don'l let monev ensv, low .co«t GfNU/Nf PARTS man paced Osceola with 12. In the girls game Dixon ot Dell I led both teams in point-making' with 19 tallies while Ethridge was leaning Osceola with tt. Peggy Kirk o: Ftndiav. o. and >r the Ted Berghaus o.' p?.!m S?sch who -point defeated Mary Agnes Wa'l. M?no- iy ac- minee. .Y'ich.. and Georre Bates, Wise- Chicago, 5 and 3. there of ii. were two different versions It's an Tdca SALEM. Ore. . upi-Salem police deducted tliat the thlc! Mho stole n bottle of whiskey and R wheelbarrow of kintlliiis; wood at ihe same time wanted to keep warm— inside and out. Lonq Island U. Whips In Important TUt NEW YORK. Feb. 18. (UPl—Nat- ional inviialion basketball loiirna- rne):l officials were about ready today to direct cherry "hellos" to the "bye-bye blackbirds" of Long Island University, who less than a month aK« were counted out of the postseason jamboree because of four early season setbacks. L. I. H.'s loss column shows defeats by the Oklahoma Aggies, U. C. L. A., St. Louis University and Western Kentncky---all listed as poentlal tournament learns. But the Clair Kee coached leani boasts some prominent victories trio, juid one of the latest was a 55 to 48 win last night over a husky Diiqucsne team at Madison Square Garden. Duniiesne, which also harbored, . tournament hopes ivilh only two! previous setbacks in 18 games, bat-' tied the Blackbirds on even terms! during the first half. The Dukes'! zone defense slowly folded with the j slart of the second half, however, as drive-in plays by little Nat Miller and Lou Liptnnji swept L. I. U. to a 47 to 37 lead with only eight minutes- remaining. Beebe Cagers Lick Tigers Cf Little Rock (By T'hitcii I'rcssl Little Rock basketball fans found themselves in an unusual position today--«'lth a losing athletic team on their hands. i The Little Rock Tigers dropped a '19 lo 47 basketball game to Bccbe at Beebe last nighl--the fifth con-j secuUve loss for the capital city in a row early in the season be- ! fore they lost four stars by mid-1 season graduation. In other high school games last! night: Russellville beat Ozark 55 to 20. Mabelvale defeated Bauxite 45 to 25. Arkansas School for the Deaf I defeated Friendship 39 to 35. Hot! Springs rolled over Tinman 61 to 29. Pine Bluff defeated England 34 to 27, ami Tech High of Little Rock bent Joe T. Robinson's senior Bovi M lo 23. A North Little Rock-Bcnton game was postponed yesterday CIGARETTES /PER CARTOI _ PRE-PAID (Minimum i Cirlont) Quantity pilcct upon t«qu«ll Olden shipped umi day Stud t. 0. Money Ordtr tt Chick STEE1E SALES CO., STEEUt, MO. 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