The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 23, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 23, 1948
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 10*18 BLYTHEVILLE (ARJO COURIER NEW? PAGE SEVEN Blytheville Paps Win Cage Trophy Kciser Sextet Takes Junior Honors in County Tournament The Blylhcville Papooses and the Reiser junior sills retained their Mississippi Cuuiuy junior lilsli school face crowns Saturday night by winning in the finals of the county tournament hold In Osceola. The Paps won the 1048 championship by VjlastiiiK Hie Victoria Juniors 24 to 10 in the (inals of the bo.vs tourney and the Reiser .Jilrls successfully defended their S^rown by otistinp Luxora in the ^girls' championship game. Both Hie Viips and Kelser plsw td fmir im'Milurs nf their starting lineups on the all-county t«ams elected at the climax of ih» loumcy. The Paps placed forwards Sonny Stlrefi, and Ted Vance, renter Jim Deer and guard I.croy Crlner on the boys' honor team and the Kelser yirls placed Johnson, Crews, Gridley and Dairl on the girls' all-county squad' Other members of the all-county teams Include; Boys—Hill, Wine- Ijerg and Stephens of Osceola; Un- ( derwood of Wilson, Lunsford « f Victoria and Ketchnm of Manila. Girls, L. Driver, Cone, and Mann of Osceola, Grimes of Luxora, Swain of Gosnell. Roach o( Manila and Greenvrell of Wilson. Underwood of Wilson was voted as the outstanding boy player in the tournament and Grimes of Luxora won similar honors In the girls' division. To reach the finals In the boys division the Pap s nosed out the Osceola Junior Seminoles n to 14 in an overtime period in th e semifinals Saturday morning. Their final opponents, Victoria, edp.ed by Shawn^ 12 to 11 in the closing seconds of the second semi-final game Saturday morning. In the girls division the Keiser sextet advanced to the final round by edging the Osceola juniors 23 to 22 in thir semi-final match Saturday. Their opponents, Luxora, were" forced into an over'.lme period to beat Gosnell 18 to 16 In the Cither semi-final game of the girls' Bracket. ~ Osceola Ranked Third In the consolation games between semi-final losers ently Saturday evening the Osceola boys gained third place honors by downing Shawnee 12 to 9 and the Osceola girls won similar honors by whipping Gosnell 18 to 13. On basis of these results, Blytheville, Victoria and Osceola boys, and Keiser, Luxora and Osceola girls are qualified to represent Mississippi County in the District 4 junior high school meets next month. In the championship game the Luxora Girls Enter Missco Tourney Two Missco Cage Tourneys Are Scheduled for This Week Piny In the Mississippi County Kills and clns,s "11" Hoys high i 1 school biiskeiljall tomimmcnts will ' Ret midcuvny in Osceola tomorrow niglil with lour ilrst-rmind games oil schedule. Opi'itlng play will be Ihe KoLser niul lUinli'Uo Rlrls who toe (he line at i> pm., with the Osceola and (iosm-ll boys playing at 7 o'clock, the Canny, DeMarce Meet Keene and Riley on Canvas mes ~oii tonight's wrestlhit; card and Ix-achvlllc girls at'al Ihe Amerlcnn I.eglon Arena point Strong contenders for the Mississippi County gills' cage crown are Conch Tye Adams' Luxora Pnnther- ettes who tangle with the Manila Lionesses in a first-round game of the county tcunicy at Osceola Thursday night. The Pantheietlcs witnessed a mediocre season but arc reported to have shown considerable improvement during the past two weeks. Members of the squad are: front row Icf to right—Wynelle Stanfield, Ruby Lee Jones, Patsy Ann Richardson. Myrtle Geneva sexton, Millie Coli? and Frances Brooks. Duck and the Shawnee and Armorr-l boys at 9. The tourneys are scheduled to run for five days with the semifinals to be lield Saturday morning mid afternoon And the finals Saturday nighl. Only night sessions will be held tin other duys wilh at least four games scheduled to be playrti during each session, Lowvs ot lisp two scinS-(tni\l matches In each bracket will meet In consolation punies Saturday night to determine thlrrt place winners. First, second and third place teams of both boys' and girls' divisions will enter District 4 tourney piny next month. The District "II" boys' tourney will be held In Dycss Mar. 11-13 nnd 'lie district ulrls 1 merl will be held in Marked Tree on the same dates. The Squuws. only Blylhcvllln leain entovt'd in this tournament, drew a flrsl-round bye in Ihe girls bracket and will not sec action until Thursday night when (hey rough lour-wny affair with quartet of mntdom's meanest, Hill Cimny, nob DeMnrce, Charley Kcene and Tex niley, providing the cnlcitMiiincnt. All four of thcar mayhem merchants will see action in the ing match main event with Canny and DcMarce pairing off nualnst Rlley and Keene following two preliminary bouts which will pit Canny iiKfllnsl Keene in Hie first and Kl- Icy against DeMarce In the second. Tonight's performance will mark the first appearance of Kcene ami Hiley us a team. These two Kruu- plers have appeared In IHythcvlllc numerous limes during Ihc, n years thai wrestling Ims been on (he local sports agenda but never as lag match combination. Kcene and RHcy ihmiUI click a mat duo because Ihey both us more or le.s.s the sume free style o grappling. Both belong lo (he nlor heavyweight classification Hamilton Rallies Late to Take New Orleans Open NEW ORLEANS, feb. 33 (UP) — Bob Hamilton ot Reynolds, Ky., a golfdom greybeard who hadn't won a major tournament since 1036, rared up as the biggest, surprise of the Winter Mason today. Hamilton, the PGA champion of 1034, came from the clouds to win the $10,000 New Orleans Open R& he fired a 69 in yesterday's final round to take first place with a 280 for (he 12-holes. Frert Haas, Jr., o! New Orleans, whose father l« home pro at (he MeUlrle Golf Club here where the tournament was ilaged finished in a tie for second with Roberto 131 Vincenzo of Buenos Aires and Lawson Little of Cleveland with 28ls Haas hid led the field during the first three roundi but a bogle on Read Courier 1 ffewi Wui le 11th hole yesterday beat hln hU stretch-drive duel with Hamton. Lloyd Mangrum of Los Angela us third with 2«2, and dry Mid lecoff of Mtmphifi, Tenn., wa ext with 293. Ed rurgol of Brooks' n and Sammy Snead of Ho prlngs, Va,, had 285s and Ben Ho an of llershey, Pa., had 284. row, Coach Adams, Madie Sexton, Vetda Mifflin, student manager. Bledsoc, Helen Hanna. Martha Lucas, Mary Hiclicy and Bellyc Assault, Turf's Smallest Champion, Retired After Injury In Widener By Dick West (United Prws sports Writer) MIAMI, Fla.. Feb. 23. (UP)—Assault, tlie club-footed comet of the tur[, was retired today aflcf cam- Ing $626,620 during a misery-packed Paps encountered little trouble in getting by th« Victoria Juniors. Tlie v jumped to an early lead and dur- i 10-0 Dixie Bowling Congress To Be Held in Memphis LITTLE KOCSJ, Ark., Feb. 23.' OT>—Memphis, Tenn.. will be the host city for the 1949 Southern handicap bawling tournament next February, the Southern Bowling Congress announced following an annual meeting here yesterday. The Tennessee city outbid Btr- held the Victorians scoreless Ing the first period to gain ; first quarter margin. T«king advantage of this slve lead the Paps coasted from there. Paced by center Jim Deer who scored seven points, the Paps piled up a 15 to 1 halftime lead. They continued their rout In the second quarter with Deer and guard Leroy Criner leading the way. In the semi-final clash with Os- I ceola, the Paps did not have such I an easy time. The Junior Seminoles | matched the favored Papooses goal i for goal during the entire game to I gain a 14-14 tie at the end of reg- I ular play forcing the contest Into a three-minute overtime period. Blytheville's three winning points were scored during that period by forward Ted Vance and center Deer. Box scores: Pap* 111) Stircs '51 Vance til Deer ill . Reid (41 .. Criner 16) Finals Fos. ...F. . ...F. . ...C. .. ...G. .. ...C. Victoria (10) Allen (4) TjUn-sforri , ...C3> Joues Brooks . (31 Dugger Substitutions: Blytheville—Boyd mingham. Ala., and New Orleans I Tom ||nson (li, Droke, Hopper and for the honor and announced that i Wa n ttce event will be held In the South- I ern Bowling Lanes. In other action, the Congress elected Tom Napoli of Little Rock, E. J. Belisomo of Memphis, R, C. Siye of Jackson, Miss., and E. W. Rudolph of Birmingham, Ala., as vice-presidents representing the four states in the Congress. The term of President D. H. Morgaa of New Orleans does not expire this year. Paps (7) Stires 151 Vance 16) VJteer <3> Reid Criner (31 Semi-Finals ros. OsceolA ..F. ..P. ..C. ..G. ..G .... Stephens Still* ell ,U) Wciiibetg Jaffee 191 Hill but spectacular career. The five-year-old chestnut, champion who parlayed the Kentucky* Derby, the Preakncss and the Bcl- nlont into racing's coveted triple crown in 1946 injured one of his good legs as he ran a disappoint. ing fifth in the Widener Saturday. i Right aft:r the race owner Robert Kleberg commented that the iison of Bold Venture appeared to have broken down in the stretch. He walked lame yesterday morning rt ..j j and Trainer Max Hirsch discovered " ! H "popped osslet"—a bony growth i in the ankle—In the Texas-born horse's left hind foyt. ; I Hirsch promptly ordered Assault | : to Kleberg's breeding farm near j i Lexington, Ky, and thus ended' the career of one of turfdom's smallest champions. During his career, Assault »'on 16 races, placed second five times and was third five times. Born with a malformed right hind foot, the little champ had a unique gait hut nevertheless ran ahead of the best of them. It was his bad foot. Hirsch reasoned, which caused Assault to favor the lett one and lead lo the injury which has caused retirement. Off to a slow start as a two year old. he pulled surprise after surprise the next season with the wins in the Derby, Preakncss and Belmot. He » on » record $424,105 that 5'car. Last year Assault won five in » row before finishing third In the International Cold Cup at Bclmont. He next ran at match race with Armed at Belmont. but was in sucli poor condition that the racing commission ordered no bcUs on the race Armed won going away. Starting a comeback, he won Baylor, Rice, Arkansas to End Cage Play mccL Ui e O.sceola scxlft, which n]so|boUi nrc musters ol cat<:h-nx-cntch (By United Press) Baylor, nice and Ark;msns ring down the curia.n in the torrid Southwest. Conference baskclbai race this week with the Golden Bears of Baylor crowned conference champions. It (s the second time in three years thai the crown [ has landed in WBCO, Tex. drew a bye. should Hie Squaws win Mint Riuno (hen they will au- tnniaticaily advance into semi-final l>ln.v. Foilrti'cn teams are entered In each bracket with a lotnl of W fames to be played. Five- teams drew byes in first-round piny in the boys bracket with only two Is teams-unopivi.srd In the first round of Ihe girls' lourncy. In the Bills' lourney. the iindc- fcntcd Wilson High school sextet, defending county clnunplons. are [uvored to retain lllrlr crown with the stiffcst opposition expi-ctort from Osceola, Lcuchvlllc mid Dycss. Wilson won the 19-n crown hy onst- Inp Luxora 41 to M In the flunls. The* oncc-licatcn Dyoss Knglc-.s am favored to take the Class "B" Boys' tourney* with Slinwncc and Osceoln rxiicctrd to finish second and third. However strollfr opposition Is expected from both Reiner I and Dell who hiivs (Uie. C.IRC re- Cxnny nnd DeMarce, on the oil er luind, ftpiicnred here once bcfor u IKK rnntch team unil didn fare so well. They nr^tied constant throngliovil Uie niftlch nnrt on 01 occasion cnnie to blows, nu 115 CAT nit Inlent Is c-nncerned, the ntc both conslrlrred cnpnljlp B piers nnd touch opponents for team. Heart Courier New* W»ni Ada. (14) Substitutions: HlytheviHe—Tom- Hnson, Droke and Boyd. Osceola— Dunn. Fielder and Johnson. tune-up Feb. 14 and ran such outstanding workouts that he was established favorite in the Widener. But an outsider. El Mono, won it with Armed fourth nnd Assault fifth. Each learn will play two Raines cords tin's year, this week. Southern Methodist and Texas Christian close their conference cnrnprLigns when they inert March 3, while Texas and Texas A. and M. wnlt until March 9 before calling it quits for 1938. Undefeaiea in lo conference clashes, the 13cars could lose their games tin's week with Texas and TCU and still hang onto the title. The bruins were assured of the :itle this week-end in the crucial Arkansas-Texas -scries at Faycttc- ville. This two-game set was predicted lo hold the key to the outcome of the Southwest Conference campaign. It did. Arkansas and Texas split the series. Thus both teams, each beaten twice previously, knocked each other out of title contention. Arkansas won Friday night ft4 to 40, and Texas came back strong Saturday night lo emerge victor by a score of 54 to 43. Baylor played only one name d ing the week, barely nosing ouL SMU 51 to 49. ! After losing the Baylor same, j SMU came back with plemy nf hustle to manhandle Texas A. and I M. 62 to 20 nnd then edge by Rice ' 54 to 52. /Before the Arkansas set. Texas was upset by Rice 54 to 47. This week also saw TCU get its first conference victory In a year. Chicks, Squaws To Journey To Paraaovld THEATRE LUXORA Pride of the Community" I) 1.1 4ZD1 ' Openi «t «:30 p.m.; SUrU T:M *J Tonight 'Till tht Cloud* Roll By" (In Technleotor) All SUr Cut Warner Ntwi and Sh6rtf Tuesday 'When the Daltont Red*' with Randolph Scott and Kar Fraacif Serial: "Krlck Bradford" Al*o Short* "' BLYTHEVILLE* ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE Weckdayi Bin ' Offlct (t|if ni 6:30 p.m. .Show SUrta 8:45 p.m. Saturday Boa Office Opcna 1Z;45 p.m. Show Atarti 1:00 p.m. Sunday Bo< Office Opens 1:45 Show Starts Z:00 TONIGHT New Theater Manila's Finest Shiurs KVKKV MOHT Boi Opens Week Uay« I:** f.m Madnte Saturday it Si Sal.-Sun. I p.m. Conk WE CAN Willie Pep in Fine Shape, Manager Soys MIAMI, ha., Feb. 23 (UP) -Man. arct Lou Viscusi today denied reports that Willie Pep. world featherweight champion, might be stale for tomorrow night's defense i^.ainst Hutnberto Sierra al the Orange Bowl. • BlK Viscusi said, "I'll admit Willie I went a little stale *hile training at Tampa last week, hut trainer Bill Gore and I laid him off for a couple of days. Then we made him take It easy when he returned to the gym." Hatchet-faced Pep of Hartford, Conn., arrived l&st nisht from Tampa, where his final workout yesterday included four rounds of sparring. He will loaf today. 'And he'll be in swell shape tomorrow night," Viscusi assured. Pep, 25, went stale for the first time in his career because he embarked upon a month of training immediately after five fights in five weeks. lo the last of those bouts, he outpointed Joey Angelo in ten rounds at Boston on Jan. 10. The Frogs conquered the Texas Agies 4G to 41 Saturday ni^hl. The night before, TCU lost lo Rice 55 to 52. Baylor goes to Austin Wednesday to meet Texas. The Bears defeated the defending champion Longhnms when they were first met in Waco in a game that proved to be the turning point of the tille scrnmWc Baylor meets TCU at Waco Satur- The Blytheville Hiph School Chicks rmcl Sriimws. ttllc over the weekend due to a last minute can- cclinllmi of the Trumnmi games Hoturday n'shl. will close tl-.clr 1947-48 case schedule, except lor tourney piny, tonight when they Invade Pflmgould for » p»lr of return games with the Parngoultl Bulldogs. The Chicks - Trumann contests scheduled for Trumnnn Saturday nic.hl wore cancelled bv nlythevilie school officials lute Saturday af- \ ternoon due lo Inclement weathet. j The Barnes will not be re-schcd- j tiled. i The Chicks will be seeking to run > heir victory slrlns to 12 Bnmc.-, In !B stnrls when they taiiRle with the Bnlldoi-'s loniRhl and the Squnws will be after victory No. 8 16 slnris. Following touiRht's contests the Chicks and Squaws return home to teRin preparations Withe county tournaments which Will be held this week. Tlic cirls' tourney underway in Osceola tomorrow night and the Class "A meet begins here Thursday ntehi.. Coaches Jnmu Fuslirr and Nanc.' Ponder arc expected lo floor their rosnlar lineups in tonight's games with each member of both squads oxiitcted to see nctiou Inasmuch as it is Ihe \aM whcdulcd Raiue of the reason. Opening for the Squaws will be SUP Widener. Boljrjle Whls- cnhnnl and June Stires at forwards. AurOMOB/LE MIH A Hew FIRST CLASS SH ELTON Motor Company Dial 4438 119 \V. Ash Alftn NewA anil Cartoon Tuesday Wednesday Toniffht 'SLAVE GIRL" with Yvnnn« De Carto a nd George Brent Also Shorts' Tuesday "There Go«« My Heart" with Frcdrlc Mirch and Virginia Bruce Abo Short BnbJecU Abo "THE LAST MILE" with Freaton Fnnter and l.uulu* Rfltcoe Selected ShorU Saturday at Houston for a two- game set, while SMU meets Texas at Austin SaUirdny. ! : " 1 ' 1 Jo - vcc Barnum and White Tee Off in Finals at Houston Dudley Hardv at, forwards, R. B. Hod ft at center and Dcnnie Gentry imrl Billy Bob Elliott at Kuan's, lii a previous mcrtirig week ;he Chicks and Squaws divi'tal UP,__I winniiiR honors with Ihc Paragr-uld lca:n.s. the Chicks winning 35 lo 15 and the Squaws losing 41 to 32. HOUSTON, Tex.. Keb. 23 Giant killer John Barnum of Chicago and Ed White of Houston teed off today in the 36-hole finals of the 30th annual version Invitational Golf Tournament. Bnrnum was a rurprlse participant in the finals by virtue of his upset of defending champion Frank Stranahan of Toledo. O. White t with a victory over Dick McCreary. moved into the championship round Houston city champion. Although the ocean holds tons of cold, no commercially profitable way has been found to extract ii. THEATRE Manila, Ark. Tonight "Bui, Bohhy, even if Ihe Blytheville learn is those superb, hard-hilling hats from HIJHHAKI) HARDWARE, you can'l quit now!" Essential accessories are important on every truck. We have a complete line that is International-Approved—tachometers, fire extinguishers, spotlights, fog lights,seatcushions,and dozens of others. International-Approval means that each accessory has not only been checked but double-checked by International engineers —that quality and performance are doubly certified. So guard against disappointment by getting your truck accessories here, just is you guard against disappointment when we service your trucks. GENUfNf I-H PARTS 3/2 SOUTH 20° ST. PHONE B63 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION' I'KKM': ANWYHEKE! Reserved Scats on Sale at the Legion Arena from (i p.m. Every Monday ADULTS I5c — CHILDREN loc Monday, Feb. 23rd W>X SWATS 15c EXTRA Warner News Musical Short Tuesday "SMART POLITICS" with Freddie Stewart anil .lune Cartoon and New* ON THE STAGE: Don..Id Hnw.ird and Mil Smiling; Hillbillies Admission 25c and 50« (Tax Included) TAG MATCH- CHAS. KEENE and TEX RILEY versus BILL CANNY and BOB DcMARCE ALSO TWO 1-FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Chas. Kcene versus Bill Canny Tex Riley versus Bob DeMarce G A. RAGE REP/MRS WE DOCTOR AILING AUTOS! Located In th« Business End of Blytheville! We took nur doctor's degree in mechanics. That's why we carf spot trouble fast and fix it just as quickly! At the first sign of trouble, drive in and let- us check and repair your car. (We Cater (o Truckers . .". N 7 o Better Service!) 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