The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 24, 1948 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 24, 1948
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2-1, 1018 BLYTHEVU.I.R (AUK.1 COURFKU NEW? PAGE SEVEN )age Tourneys 10 Open Tonight Osceolo Host to Missco Girls' Teams And Class B Boys I iris and Class "li" boys baskctbal I -ains were all set today [or opening lay in the county tournament :hedulcd to get underway at Os- 1 I iota tonight. i Tlie totnnr.iiicnis arc shitcd for five | ightly sessions .'iili Hie scmi-fi- s to be run-off Satuvrlay niovn- and afteinoon and the finals v?uirday niBht Fotir games are I sled for tonight's session with five I :h«inled for all other sessions ex- 1 eptinR the senii-llnals and finals. 1 Opening play toniRht will be the l;ciscr and Bmdette girls who I lash at G o'clock. The Osceola and I losnell boys pair off at 1 with I he Missco and Leachville airls 1 leeting at a anil the Shawnec I nd Artno]-el boys playing at 9. I Trophies will be awarded lo the I Irst. second and third place win- 1 crs foilo'.vine thc finals Saturday I ,!ght Each of the. first three place I :inncr.s will be eligible to parti- 1 ipatc in the District, 4 meets to I e held in Dyess nnd Mavlscd Tree I-larch 11-13. , 1 Tlie Blythevilte Squaws, only lilythcville team entered in these I ournanients. will not see action un- lil Friday night when they meet lhi> Osceola .Seminoles in f quar- I cr-final match. Both Osceola and lUylhcville drew first-round bye.s 1 nd were automatically advanced 0 quarter-final play. Wilson Girls May Repeat In the girls bracket, the Wilson high School sextet. 1947 county I hampions. are rated as big favor- Ites to retain the crown. The Wil- 1 on girls are undefeated in regular I cason Play this year and have nl- l-cady defeated Just about every 1 earn slated to participate In the I ournament. I And In the boys tourney, the I mce-beaten Dyess Eagles were list- 1 'd as pre-tonrney favorites to wres- J le the county crown from the lieiser Yellow Jackets. 1917 champs. fever strong opposition is ex- Ud from the Shsuvnce lilt [ OiTo handed tiie Eagles their only 1 let-back of the season. Thursday night the county's three . ^lass "A" teams. Blythevillc. Leach- |;ille and Manila, will langle in a l-hree-way tourney -'at the Haley li^ield gym here. The Chicks are (dated to meet Manila in the only I'irst-round game with the winner Taking on Leachville in the tourney l;inals Saturday night. Panthers Seek Class B County Title Bulldogs Romp Over BHS Cagers Squaws Lose, Too, in Double Bill Played On Paragould Court Two 1e:»ms of PiiLngmiUl Hiftl Rt'linol llnlUUiriii nunped lo n tioii- blr win over lh(* Hlyllipvlllo CliU'k. tuul Sqintws In it puli' of pluycd in I'ariVrAonUl Insl nlfihl. tlir boys tJrf(\iltnn thp Chicks :tl lo 2 In \\\v main I'viMtt von\t*st nni\ th pills dowiiin^ tin 1 Squaws 38 to '2 in Ihr pivliiiiiiuiiy UU. j The t\vo contests mitrked uii curt, to Ihc mythovUlc trains' lfl-17-18 1 ,'d\!lo mul left them with only county, dislilri iind posMbly siftto Imunanu'iU play to (.'(inrcnU'rttc OU, The 1 loss Rave Ihfr Chirks n vrrovtl of 11 wins iLK»iiiM sc\'eii defeats in nlftt' season jtlay and Ihc Kqunws 1 defeat was (hctr olphdi ol the «pn- sot> ;\t;alnst srvon victories. lioth Kaiiics ^ci'o rouyh with Ivc- ici\ted i ute t til ructions. A total of -11 fouls was called In the boy*' 'J:t nRalnsl Ihc Chicks nnd in against the nulldoKS with three The Luxora High School Panthers (shown abovei will enter ,he race for the Mississippi County Cl»s S "B" ;^^ l ^^^^•,^ llo ^' 1ll , ! ™•, 1 ^ High School case title tomorrow nishl when they clash with the Dyess EiiKles in thc county loiirn,um-nt "^ [1( ,, |by ii ., 1];U([ llf i> lu . 11Kml id.'ioraMl Osceola ThotiBh their season record was none loo impressive, thc Paulhfvs ,ne rewudcd as a capable sqir.ul . ),.,„„ u,,, ,. ; ,, m , ; ,!t ( .r roniinlnliiB Ihr Members of the squad are front row UMt lo nel.t Koonl Gray. Trice Cockrcll. Cnarles Mnlhns, James niaxlmum niimbn' "I^o.ils Thlrty- Layell, (Jale Hanna nnd Cleo Jlanna. Hack row-Concn Tye Adams. David Douglas, James Bailey, Jmimy 1 '•»•'" Io " ls w " p in "™ Driver, Le.vls Insram, Terry Bertt, Herbert, Lucas and Ncal Lemons, manager. With a Splash Willie Pep Meets HumberSro Sierra VVrest/erS Add In Featherweight Title Bout Tonight , ew F ea f ure Read Courier News Wan* Ad«. Double-Header By Jack Cuddy (United I'rcss Spurts Writer) MIAMI. Pla.. Feb. 24 (UP>—Champion Willie Pep and Humberto Sierra of Cuba will fight toniRht for the world featherweight crown in a television test-tube bout staged by a "mystery man" promoter. Pep of Hartford. Conn., was favored at 13 to 5 over Uie tail, skinny Cuban, who Is ranked as the world's No. 1 contender. Though this bout will not be televised, Promoter Clarence (Kay) KanlrowlU of Hartford—who never [staged n fight before -disclosed today that he is going to use the scrap as an experiment in his plans to make future matches "for television only." Kantrowitz. who owns a film exchange at Hartford, said he would make no money out of the fight; for "all profits will go to the Hamon Runyon Cancer Fund. Most boxing men doubted that there would be any profits. An advance ticket sale of $29,000, this morning. indicated Kantrowitz would be lucky if the gate at the Miami Orange Bowl exceeded ST5.- 000. Friends of the promoter said the gate must reach S03.000 for hin to break even. Pep was a heavy favorite despite the tact that he lost some of his leg speed In a nearly fatal airplane accident in January, 1947. Wee Willie was lavored because he had out- pointed Sierra in n non-title fight at Hartford last July. Possession I B Pope falls flnt on his face w-itli Valiant 111. as tlie rider of I Iho w : rming Victory Moon, di- t 'ly behind them, narrowly iscs doing Ihc same thing at I thc first jump in Ihc I'indon I Novices Steeplechase at Font- well Park, England. Fair Weather Favors Dogs at Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION( Twin.. Fe'J. 24. iTJP>— Ideal weather and luiiit- in? conbiiions v-'cve on tap here today for thc second clay ot the 50th nnmial National Field Trials, nnrt Handlers hoped for improved performances by thc dogs. Clear, Spiing-like weather greeted tlie field and horse-mounted gallery ot 100 for the openind dav | of the world series for bird doss 1 lierc yesterday, but performances I were genevally disappointing. In this morning's cast. Titamic, owned by C. M. Upholfl of IVirficld. 111., was paired with Saturn, the 19« champion. NYU Meets Notre Dome In Garden March I NEW YORK. Feb. 24 lUPI — Notre Dame's crack basketball team today loomed as the biggest obstacle between the Violets of New York University and the "miracle" of an unbealen season. Th Irish will meet N. V. V. in Madison Square Garden on March I in one of the four games still remaining on the Violet schedule Noire Dame boasts a record of 11 won and four last, with the most impressive performance and upset | of mighty Kentucky. ' t!;iime with (\vu pluyeis. Joyce Slu'l- lon of tllylhi'Vtlli! and Call DeVoll if p«i-,iKiwUl (oullitr, out. in Ihc buys Bi'iiic 'he h":,l five st no tiinr in neUiny scorlni; inulcr vay. paired b\ nuard l.eon Tilrpti ind center sicrliiiK Coojicr. the nulldops built up an R to '2 Ilr; licriod lead before thc Chirks cmild i!ct started. l!ul Ilie 'I'libe rallied In ... ... U> (OIRC nhpud al halftiine b> p a IS to l-l score. HlllldOK* Ucgalli f.rail The llnllrtoR.'. opened up asain In tlie third i)crl<Ml lo oul-piilllt thc Chirks lv,'o to one jind «;iln u '2\ to ^0 third period le:\d. The RLIIIIC uot loiiMlier in the foui'tti period xvUh li\ile scoring luUiup pliu't-. Ii Hint peiiod the FiuildiiKS zipped tiirouch sVvcn (allies while holding llic Chicks to five. Tnrplii led both teams in iinlnt making \vitli iy tallies followed by Mullen of the Chicks with II. To Mat Event Although Tex Riley and Bob DeMarce emerged victorious (roil the third fall nt the Ing 'malcl I feature at the Legion Arena Ins niph!. officials of Ihe America! Legion sponsored wvcsllitiK event were still in n hub-bub today as to who they should declare actual winners of the screwy bout. It all started during a fast "pnrd- nor switch' midway In the final fall when liiley and DeMarce dllch_ „_ eri their original pardners. Charley' vvas niiinci-np [or tlie Chicks with Keene and Bill Canny, and became i s j x markers and VJallmd accounted allies despite the protests of fn! . [| le same nuniber for the llull- [iefcree-Plomoter Mike Meroney. ^ VKS . who asserted that it couldn't, be^ cteiting off to n slow Marl thc done. 'Squaws fought uphill all Ihe way But it was dcme. and Riley and (luring their contest. The I'ura- DeMarce pinned Canny and Keene K ould sextet look advantage of thc 17 minulos later and walked from Knnaws' slow start to pile up 14 lo the ring proclaiming themselves as Jillddy lioyle sels a new vvalci* Kld-jlimpiny rrooi'tl of fir> fcut in (he Florida championships nl Cvprcss Ciiudcns. The previous mark was 03 feel. Teachers Turn To Picketing f n Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 24. <UPI — Union teachers f,;iui'k inruiighoul, he ells' today, giving more limn 75.000 students an euIoiceU vaca- tiiin. Approximately 1.100 , leu ch errs itaycd away from tbrlv clu-sses today lo support their demands lor higher pay and to lorce thc board o! education to abandon Us pi tins to cut tlie school year by two weck.s. An luldllioitnl 1,300 non-union Icnchei's stayed away from classrooms on advice from the board ot education that no attempt would lie made to operate U)c city's 92 imbiic schools (hiring the strike. Fmiil ordcr.s lor Ihe walkout \vcnr I iMiictl last night aflcr Mayor Hu- \iert 11. Humphrey failed In nil IHh lour medical Ion nlleinpt. Hiiin- ilucy .said thcrr luipoared lo be "no spirit of conciliation" oil the pail of union and board of education officials. Tne strike began without fanfare. Some teachers arrived at school bmldtiiR.s K tew minutes betorc 'I, ruul R>, thc deadline arrived took up jiU-kct-line poM.s assigned them five days HKO whni negoUalions appeared f!i':idlocked iiiul Ihr stoppage in- cvuiible. Other teachers picketed tlie City Hall h\ a prolcsl again;.! failure of I'llv autl'.orlilfs to provide adequate, school fund.s. However, strike leader.-; said tiie "lokrn" picketing would end soon. Sugar Beet Takes Opening Race At Oaklawn Park NEW YORK, Feb. 24. (UP)—B appeared ir«ly today that Frank Shea, ace pitcher of th« World Champion New York Yankees, will not be present when the team opens Spring training at St. Petersburg, Flu., on March 1. The sum of tt.OOO-difierence b«- twccn IM.OOO and »18,000 offered— has made Shea, winner of tw« panics In thc 1947 world series, • .stublx)rit holdout. Dog Race i Stymied HOT 8P1UNO3. Ark., Feb. J». (UP)—-Thc Arkansas Racing Com- mision n^ain deferred action on. two ii))pikcatlons to operate dof lrack.s in Arkansas. Filed hum Hot Springs and W«*t Memphis, the applications were r«- celved at thc couunlslon's last me*t- iiiB. Mnny state officials, However, have Indicated tliat they are not Ul lavor ol dog racing in Arlcamu. of Hie first race, and "Risky Betty," who won the second, combined !• pay tlfJ.CO in the dally double. BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY Al-L WHITE THEATRe 4 lead ill the, Clisl period nnd led by a 24 to 13 mnreln nt halftlmc. '1'he Kimiiws rallied late In Ihe fourth period but Uie lead was ton great. Substitute forward Louncll Overman paced Ihe Chicks in scoring with nine points followed by Bui! Widencr. Bobbie Whlscnlumt nnd ,lnnr. StSres who ivccoucilcd fur sis pnlnls each. Wldencr, the Squaws nee. forward, was handicapped by a badly Injured hnnd wlijcli kepi her scoring doiyn considerably. llllllc Isbam. Puragould's No. 1 forward, [cd lier team in point-making wttli 10 tnllles followed by Jean WtlTOcksrm with 12. Box scores: llcsts to tiie ring official no avail. Meroney didn't whnt to do rUhei. The partner switch came following constant arguing; among the members ol both teams during thc first two falls. At the time of thc trade Ihe rounds Ktocd at one for Canny and DeMarcc and one for Riley and Keene, and the third rcmu'd was the deridina one. And ..'^ Independent Cage Teams know Battle for AAU Honors Ll'ITLE ROCK. Feb. 24. (UP) — Four top-ranking indepeiulcnt bas', kctbnll teams were marking time today, nwaltlng their semi-final eu- | cuuiilerf. tonmvrow nH;hl in tlie tils- tric:t A.A.U. tournamenl. Carlisle will play Morrilton nl 7 Pruagoiild (38) Pos. I [sham (!!!) f- jWhcllls (ft) r". | Wllcorkson (12) f. l Mitchell ('•• } DcVoll O. While O. Substitutions i21> Blythevlllr «SI Widenc (O Whisontwuit E, Overman Shellon Iloss Pnragould -Oulll. HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. F'.-b. 74. (UP) — Mvs. C. T. Maxwell's "Flecl- ridKc" was expected to rule us the ftu'rnlte In the, featured mile and seventy yards allowance rare at Hot Slirlnr.M' Oakliiwn I'ark loduy. Chlei conienllon wrus exacted from R. C. Austin's "Bcllbrook." and W. H. nlsbop'is "Stcll Snyder." The Maxwell entry was last, year's Arkansus Derby winner. Five other .prints were on today's curd. The opening day feature, thc Inaugural handicap, was lakcn ycs- Icrday by "Sugar Beet, a five year old gelding with Jockey D. flowcuit up. After K final burst of .speed In stretch. "SUKiir Beet" finished tlirre-qimrtcr. 1 , of * length ahead of K'lhel Dcncmnrk'i "Bullish" lo take thc $2.000 purse. "Sugar BMl" wai fourth choice In thc betting nnd paid $12.40 straiRhl. Thc winning time was 1:112. The collected »3OT.902 tor the opening day, fulling cojisidcr- aljly short of the 1320.012 collected Inst ycnr. "Mls« O'Glftlc," winner Wcekdnyi Hm office Open* d.M p.m. Show SlzrU «:4S p.m. Saturday Box Oflice Opens 12:15 f.m. Show Starts 1:M f,m. Sunday Box ()!Ii,f Opens !'.« , Show Starts Z:M Tuesday Wednesday (DOUBLE FEATURE) nrnilton. Moore, Carter nnrt M .,i 01 j r ' n ,ythevllle -U Overman (O'l. Hoopcr , itawkins, BlUl- and CorncU's John Rose comes down with rebound ns Bi^; Hod re- verges setback ot\ homo court by beating Pennsylvania. (JS-S7, in Pmlndrlnhin faction of hcing declared Ihr winner for Meroney refused lo commit himself. Rilcy and Keene won the Inst fail in" 20 minutes with Riley eliminating DeMarce with body slums and a pin and Keene defeated Canny later with a double jackknitc. ond'^aM^n^mi'mitcs"^!!". "lYc. ; Ban-Kliinev Eame Both arc mil- Marce taking care of ulley with a 1 standing Ullle Rock teams and have scries of body slams anil Canny: tlo >- m ^ before this season. eliminating Kccne with a tor-arm; and back breaker. j In tiie two one-fall premiliiiarv body slams and Canny matches which preceded the main I Ket'iift in cipjit infinites with In lasl nlRhl's quarteilinnls. Morgan look out Central Fliitane of Kco M (o 42, Kinney huniblecl I'erryville US In 47, Carlisle blasted Ihe Ulll-, verslty of Arkansas Medical School; Sli to 48. and MorriHon look out Arkansas Tech Quads 54 to 4fl. is centered on thc Mor- c , ,.'. ' ,' ' F. F. C. a. o. (in mi 12) 14) American Hard. Mullen I lodge Elliott Gentry | Wallace, McNutl, DeVoll (31, and Turner. Berry U), ixnd Duclos, eveut RHey defeated CcMarcc with f Boston split and .shouldrr press. Automatic vending' 1 has grown Inlo ,i s500,OCO,OCO-n-yc»r business ul defeated i the United Slates during tiie past half century. 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