The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 26, 1948 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 26, 1948
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I FAGB IOC Chicks to Meet Manila Tonight Winner of Gam* to Tackle Lcachvilfe in Mistco Tournament Kurt-round play In the Mississippi County Class "A" high school oisketball tournament will get underway at the Haley Pic-lrt c.vm here tonight with the Blythpville Chicks meeting the Manila Lions at 8 p.m. Only two games will be played Jn tne tournament as only three teams In the county. Blythevllle Manila and Leachville, B re clnssl- Jied in the "A" division. Winner of tonight's contest will meet ihc defending champion Loaclivllle Lions In Ihe championship till SrU- urday nlRht. Lcachvillc Arm- a first-round bye and was automatically advanced to the finals. Regardless of the county "A" tourney, each of the three teams entered will be allowed to rmrtiol- pste In the District 4 meet In Jonesboro March 3-6. About the only thing to be Knincri by staging a county tournament is for the sake of the title of county champions and [hat the [lr.<t piece winner may get a belter seeding In the district brackets. ' Tonight's meetings between the Chicks and Manila will be Ihelr third ol the season with the Chicks x"lctors in the (U'o ropular season affairs both by fairly lavjie scores. However, the Lions are nlwnvs considered a rinnperous lenm and may give the Tribe trouble In tonight's engagement Chirt, Gel Stiff l>rin Tlic Chicks and Lracliville am ruled as pre-tournry favorites uith Blythevllle at present holding Ihc Inside track. In regular sr-nson |)lay Leachvllle and nlyllievlllc .split k two name series with the Chicks taking (he first cnme by n 2n lo 16 count and Lpnchvllle fnkinc the wconci 40 to 35. The Chlcis nolished off their pre-tourney drills with » stiff workout yesterday. Coach James Fisher sent the Tribe through n long ball-handling session before tapering off with an hour-Inns Fast Track .y COURIEK Cleveland Indians Sign Three More Players Leaving Only One Holdout ny .Inlin Cirlffln (drilled l're-.s Spoils SVrllerl NEW YORK, Feb. 2fi -UP.--The Cleveland Indians, annually ihe most contented club in baseball ".vhni il coin{>fi to coturitcis. announced Ihi-ee more siblings today lhat UKirly completed the loster lor HUB. One of tho j>la>< v rs ui nciepL terms was catcher Jim Hennn, the onlv player classed as :\ holdout siJU'e vi\'ficious Bill Veeck iMXame ptesitlent. of the Indians ill 1'Jlli. IJookle pitcher Clcnc lieartleh and Arkansas In Ihe National Assocui- | v eleratl liurler ij-a Wibbcr were the other si};iices. and Ilial lefl only rookie infielder i.en liatto outside the tribe. Hcgnn's surrender [nllnwcd re- je(;tton of four previous i.-o^tj-ncts. The first-fitring catcher had re- porlcdly asked for and been If either learn should win Inlh ! nffnrccl MIJW". Final terms, which Rfimes ft would eel (he noil If (hev I K1> " "'' rf l jtl '< 1 l>v phuiic Irom his should spill ihe series, a third game! !' y " n ' ^"" s - lu "' le worn "wllcvcd will be scheduled. i'"...!"' H . l . w " t . S .'-^ 00 J . State Teachers ToMeetASCin Crucial Series Illy Dulled Press! crucial two-game scries oprn- tonight in Comvny will decide which of two teams will rrpic-.sent ion of InteiTolJeclair liaskctbnll tournament In Kansas City nexl week. The teams t|iialllylng for the trip nre Arkansas KI.-UC Tcrn-licis of Conwny and Arkansas Stale of Jonesboro. ference victory for the Russellvllle three game,? or regular season play. Both the Chicks nnd the Lions »re expected Io floor their usual •tartlng lineups in tonight's tusslo ' has Indicated during the past three days' drills Hint he mn y call on diminutive Prentls Jemlgan to take over the No. 2 forward post in- Mead of Dudley Ilnrriy, the regular. Officials rteslcmiled Hardy Is an excellent umtcr-thf- , bssket man bi'il I.ilely has liren witnessing some difficulty with his defensive pame. Jcrnlgnn. the smallest member of the Chicks' squad. Is a pood floor man nnd specializes in one-hand set shooting Officials for the "Class "A" tour•'• ncr are: ixslie Speck of Osccola. . referee; L.vmi Dowdy of Mraiphls umpirc; George Clark Tllle. scorer; and Sylv, Mosley of Blytheville, timer. Probable startln e lineups [or tonight's contest are as follows: Tonight in Tournament trouble" signing tlirm. The Glnnl group will pick up 11 more men at Chicago and six at Kansas city. The Detroit Tigers reduced tlielr list of unsigned players to three by collecting the aittogniph of catcher Hob Swift. Still onlside the fold are pitchers Freddie llutehlnson Fig/it Events Scheduled for OaklawnToday ! HOT SPRfNGS, Ark.. Feb. 2(J._ i 'UP'—Tile racing bill at Oaklawn I Park today includes five .sprints jam! three distance races Purses I »f $1200 will lie offered in three of the sprints Hut (In- l>i s news at the Spii M'cmed to be the nominations for the {5,000 handicap Sru- I in day. I The event, In which nearly a .score of the mure promising three• year-olds stabled at Ihe track will iwrform. (vill be the lirst trial nil) lor Arkansas Derby candidates. Outstanding 'anions those selected for the six-furlonj; race is Mrs. Ethel Dene-mark's Enforcer, which won three out of five suns at i Hot Springs lasl year other top i performers receiving the nod were RelRhs Comet and neighs Belle, both belonging to Mrs.'H. J. Damis. In yesterday's action, a long- shot seven year old gelding unmet! Pigeon Express glided over the muddy track to win, paying his hackers S53.10 straight. The tlail v double, compose;! o.' | Ariel Pay in the first race and Top Boots in the second paid $24.40. LITTLK ROCK. Ark., Feb. 2 —Morgan Insurance of Littli and (he Carlisle Independents clash I Kaaif Lake, here tonight In the final game of! ' rll[ ' Cincinnati Reels signed the district AAU independent has- i ron kie first baseman Ted Kluszew- kelball tournament, 1 -^1 and have only two more players The experienced Morgan woi try 57-lo-.l<i Shoes in one final games. The towering Carlisle team, made up mostly of former Junior College and University Rock learn i Ihe city championship and a at the district title with n' decision over Klnney last night's jomi- > 01 Aiompms ..r , , „ , ^ «",»i.^n,\ rk of Blvthr I Aikaiisus players, rammed Mor- ylvester ''Pop" fj" 0 " « to * "' «« "".cr semi- 1 I _„ HJlit |. Blytheville Mullen ... Hardy ... Hodge ... Gentry ,. Eliott" r ns. F. .. F. .. C . .. G . . r,] The game is scheduled for a pin. in the Hoys Club. Manila . East Argentina Horse Entered -\f. Harris /— J. Harris Threlkcldl Newhonser nnd sliorl.stop pla unsigned—pitched Johnny Vander- tneer and first baseman Norman Ulabei Young. Klus/ewski hatted -.177 for Memphis lust season In llfj games, and also played fu nine games with Uie Reds. Stud Poker Sets New Mite-and-a-Half Record O . Wilson •Promoter Real Loser In Pep-Sierra Bout MIAMI. Fla.. Feb. 'i6. (UP) — Humberto Sierra may have taken a > terrific beating Irom Featherweimt -1 Champion Willie Pep last Tuesffay. but the cash register showed today that the real loser of the fight was : promoter Clarence (Kayl Knntro: -«-itz—lo the tune of about S43.COO. An official check of the gate re•' ceipts showed that only 7.757 fans showed up to see Pep' technically knock out sierra and the gross proceeds were only $50.253. That came '.nowhere near meeting the expenses 'incurred by Kantrowitz. a Harlforri. Conn., business man promoting his - first fight. Rain that threatened all day and finally fell during the main bout did much to hold down the Anita Handicap ARCADIA, c«l.. Feb. 2R UJP, — Arrjrminr.'.s ch.-impioii thoroughbrc'l Endeavor II, uas definitely 'named' MIAMI, Fin,, Kturi Pnker, a with a new tance over the turf. Stint Poker, carryln ol Kd Voynow. set the yesterday when he gall loiy in the SITj.OOO Pel). 2fi. iL7P' -- ong-winderi five- g. today was credited Arneriraii record ol the silks (Hoped tci vir- Minini Beach Santa Anila handicap. The plant horse from the Pampas i oi had been considered a doubtful en- '»' try until owner Jorge DC Atucha arrived in this country from Argcn- Mnu and announced he wsuted his colors in nctton. ut >Iialeah. It was three and one-Iifths see- ids faster than the old record, set nie Knlso nt the old Shceps- head Bay track, Brooklyn, N. Y,, in 1301). 25 Out of 29 Foul Shots Wins for Southwestern MKMPHIS. TlMUV. Feb. 20. (UPI —Southwcstern's talellls tu ringing 2.i of 2ii foul ..hots last night enabled the I.ynx riuintet to tie- I F t * r j Ie:ii ihe St-waiiee Tigers 61 to 59! favored of it. Petersburg with Elcion Konrk pncms tlie scor- ' ing with 1>0 points. ST PF/I'ERSHunCt. Fl;i Feb ">fi ' f* n:ir k cincherl the cume in the — nob Hamilton o( Reynolds - f '' lal '"!'"•"<• ol play slnkiriB Hie Endeavor will lie eotiplrri with the favorite, li. N. Ryan's Talon as tho entry trained by Horatio Luro. But the public's mone.v will be on Talon rather than Endeavor. Hamilton and Locke Hockey Gambling Investigated By League President DETROIT. Feb- 26. (UPl -Clarence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, today carried his search lor the names ol players allegedly Involved in gambling on games lo Kim Sigler, the Governor of Mlclilgan. Detroit police have been unable to supply the names to Campbell, who Is conducting a sweeping personal Investigation into the gambling reports in order to retain public confidence in Ihe spnrt. Campbell has now asked Sigler for permission to talk lo 3t; -year-old Jnnic.s Tamer, the gambler in Ihe ! Tamer Is behind bars in the i Penltenlinry at Jackson ns a im- rolo violator and Warden "Ralph * Renson has Indicated \\iHiiVgncss to lei Campbell see him—bill not un- 'lil a M-day quarantine period is The period began last Friday [when Tamer iv as arrested ihree dnvs before the expiration of his parole. -There Is strolls: circumstantial evidence here which shows 1117 need of n big field for Investliia- ttt::!i," snid Campbell yestr-rclny nf- ler a closed conference with Detroit Police Commissioner Ilaivy s. Toy. "I didn't get am names and so far I can't put tile finger on any hockey player, nut I will try to see Tamer and find out what he has to say." Dead Fighter's Manager Resigns From Wilson Bulldogs Defeat Burdette Many Cage Teams Sec Action in County Tourney in Oteeola OSCEOLA, Ark., Feb. 26 <UP)_ Piny In the Mississippi County girls and class -n" boys high school basketball lournamcnts nil] move Into the quarter-finals tonight following the. completion of first- round play, with tile exception of one game, last night. The one remaining first-round battle between the Luxora and Manila girls will he played tonight and then the tourneys will swing into the quarter-final round. Tonight's schcdue Is as follows: Osccola bovs vs. Mlssc at « o'clock; Htxori Birls vs. Manila at 1 o'clock; Shawnee boys vs. Kelser at 8 o'clock and the Kciscr girls vs. Leachvllle at 9 o'clock. One quarter-final match was played last nlRht with the Wilson Bulldogs bncooiing the first, team to reach the semi-final.* by drub- blnp the Burrtette hoys 66 to 20. Both Wilson and Burdetts drew first-round byes and were automatically .ifh-niicrrt to the quarterfinals. Wilson Oirls Defeat Armorel Forward D Hoylcs paced the Bulldogs aliack u-li!) 27 polnLs whUft Burdelte's scoring was distributed evenly among all (lye of the players. hi other first-round Raines Inst night the Wilson girls walked over Armorcl by a ^8 to n score. The Wilson sextet jumped to nn early lead and with forward J. Lathum leading the \v;iy built up n 44 to 4 hftlflime maiEin Lathum lefl hi scoring with 25 points. The tourney-fooled Dyess Eagles witnessed little difficult.!' in i Retting by the Luxora panthers in 1 the boys' bracket by a score of 41 | (o 21. Dean. nyess forward led both (earns in scoring irilh M points followed by Jimmy Layel. Luxora center with 12. The win advanced the Eagles to quarter-final play u-hoii they U'll] meet the Deli Blue Devils, who drew a first-vounri bye. !)ell Loses to DVCM Girls Tin' nyess Rills, following In the tracks of their brother Eagles, went Into the quarter-finals by trimming tile Dell sextet 31 lo 20 In last night's third game. The Dyess -six worked dom a halftime lend of 13 to 4 tn stage a last half scoring spree which was led by forward Yaies witii uo points. I. Blair paced Dell with 12 (allies. In last night's final game the Shawnee Rills blasted Gosnell from the tourney running to the tune of a .ST to 33. Details on Shawnee's scoring were not available this morning but Sophie Bevlll. Gosnell forward, accounted for all but six of her team's points. THtntSPAY, FEBRUARY 2«, 1941 Kentucky Cagers Will Play in NCAA Meet LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. '2*. <UP> Tlie University of Kentucky basket-ball terini, fresh from its 5838 revenge victory over Temple, Tue.sdav night, yesterday ncceptcd a bid to play In thr N.C*A.A. tour- Hfiinpnt at, Mndison Square Garden March 18-20. Athletic Director Rernie Sbively announced 'the Wildcats would accept the bid. It is the fifth consecutive year the Wildcats have gone to a national tournament. Japs' Bab* Ruth Oulficktcr Iliioshi O.shila. 25. of the Tokyo flyers is the leading hitter of the professional Nippon League. A graduate of Me-iji University, he manufacluird 17 home runs batting .315. Kaiser-Frazer Corporation Acts to Lower Payrolls DErrROIT. Feo. 26. i UP)—The Kai.ser-Frazcr corporation announced todny It would eliminate it.s I JiiRht shift beginning March 1. cllt- j tins its payroll by 2.400 workers. I Edgar F. Kaiser, vice president ; and qoneral manacer. said the move was dictated in Ihe Interests or economy. The layoff of 2.400 workers will leave the firm with a total of H,- nOO employee. h's resignation, which read: "I hereby tender my resignation Irom the Boxing Managers Guild of New York, a]id further state that 1 am abandoning ihe management of boxers." Kv.. Window KIBSS was developed during tlic thirrt century A. D. It wns cast on large, flat stones. , fa bine of hs victoVv hi he New - v j r(orv v ' ' Read Courier Ads. anci Sr.uth African star Bobby e o: Johannesburg were the receipts. I and amaletn ' solfcrs went to the!" . . .. Hrst tec in the $10.000 a,. Peters- open la,, Sunday, a nmmph worth enu iiKiinainrnt. j SL> 000 L<>eko was finvert beraiw ••>* raird lusjh because j he ha s been the mosl consistent | golfer on the Winter rin-uit. . , , „„ NEW .YORK. Feo. 2G . UPl-MiXe . Spinelh. luanaper "I fj^lner o;\iu t Baroudl who was kil'-rri m a Chi- fR£o tiRtit last J*riaa.\ n:::;H, (oaa> WM n " ex-member— by reoiiORt -of thD !ioxillg Mn " tl 8 e " G -" 1(1 of N « l York. ™e el ,l!d* board of director,. I'resitirrt over by Charley .lohmlnr.. . vrsterdrvy asked for and sot Sptnrl- Officials To Pick National Tourney Teams This Week NEW YORK. Feb. 26. (CfPJ—Tile first -two or three" teams picked for the National Invitational Basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden next month were expected to be announced trjday. and the entire field completed "within a week." Those were the promises made last night by ASH S. chair- nmn of the tournament committee, and they served to spur speculation Bushneli admitted that North Carolina State has received a "feeler" and Athletic Director J. L. Vonglahn issued the same information from Raleigh, N. o. The Mountaineers, who have won '23 of their 25 games, are reckoned high on the National Invitational list, especially since Kentucky has elected lo play in the N.C.A.Aj tourney. Both thi invitational and N.C.A A. are known to be waiting for unbeaten New York University. If the VioIeU pick the invitational. Columbia is likely to get the District Two bid (o the N.C.A.A. If N.Y.U. accepts the N.C.A.A., then either Long Island University (15-4> or City College (14-3) Is expected to be asked to the invitational. Other teams reportedly high on the invitational'^ list of prospects nre St. Louis U., Bradley, Bri^ham Young. Tulane. Rhode Island state, UcPaul and Western Kentucky. B-29 Hits Hillside Crewmen Killed Fourth Man Missing; Army Sayt 8 Safely Escaped Via 'Chutes MERIDIAN. Tex.. Feb. 36 (UP) — A B-29 Superfortress crashed into R hillside and exploded near Meridian early today, killiiift three crewmen. A 1 fourth was missing. A spokesman at Fort Worth Army Alr/leld. which the plane left on a routine training flight to Los Angeles, said eight other crew members parachuted safely seconds before the plane crashed 12 miles West of here. Sheriff George Crimes of Bos- tjue County, however, said nine airmen had parachuted to safety. The plane exploded when it hit the ground and bits of metal were scattered over a wide area. The filers who parachuted landed over a wide section of the country They made their ways individually to ranch houses. Residents brought them to the sheriff's office here. Grimes said the missing crewman also may have parachuted from the plane but was Injured so badly hi the drop that he could not walk to a farmhouse. Army and civilian parties were looking for him and planes were to be sent out at daybreak to join the search. Grimes said some of the men were Injured while parachuting and received emergency treatment in his office. None was believed in serious condition. Plane Commander Survived He said a colonel who commanded the plane was among those who survived. Names of the dead were withheld pendiiiK an official release from the Army. The air base public relations office at Port Worth sairt the p!ane was one of a group of 20 on a lont; non-stop training flight over San Antonio, El Pjiso. Los Angeles and back to Port Worth. The Fort Worth Air Base said It was out of radio contract with the other planes and that they appar- emly continued their flight unaware that one craft had crashed. The Foi t Worth air hase said the 21) planes took off about 11:20 o'clock lust night. About an hour afterwards it received the first report of the crash. The wenther was rainy with a low ceiling. The air base immediately dispatched investigators, a crash truck, two ambulances, guards for the wreckage, and a 12-man party to Dearl I-eller Office Anakern RANDOLPH, VI. (UP)—Nearly 31 years after his father mailed It. a letter has been received Irom lh« postal department's dead-letter office by Harrison H. Hayward, Jr. Ihe letter, containing a statement lor $3 for professional services, was addressed by his father. Dr. Karrison H. Hayward, since deceased, to a patient. search for survivors. A spokesman said that unless all ?'£* H- 29 :< crewmen wer. » c - iook Salesmen Wanted If you nre a salesman or feel VVL 1 -™" hav<? sales abllilv. REX AIR DIVISION of the Martin- Parry Corporation offers an out- standinB future in Blythevllle and surrounding territory for men with ambition. You will be able to earn while you learn If selected yon will >j e glven tne necessary training, and you should be satisfied with from $60 to $80 per week lor the first couple of months. Apply to T J tliimm, Hotel Noble, Dlytheville Ark. THEATRE LUXORA Pride of the Community" IMal 4261 Opens at 6:30 p.m.; SlaHs 1:00 p.m TOMGHT "Undercover Maisi'e" with Ann Solhern and Barry Nelson Warner News and Selected Short Unklndeirt Robbery WINTHROP. Mass. I UP I — Two "deiivcrymen" arrived at Dr. Wallace Haley's home in a tank truck and ran a hose line Into the cellar. After they had departed, the doctor discovered they had siphoned off 150 gallons of his precious fuel oil. Friday & Saturday "Prairie Bad Men" with Buster Crabbt and Al "Ftn/y" St. John Serial: "Serret Agent" No. I Also Shorts - . -: RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark: Tonight "BUSH PILOT" H-llh Rodicllc. Uinlson nnd .lark I.aRn* Ncws anil Short Friday * Saturday "Marked Trails" with Hoot Gibson and Bnb Steel* .# I | Cartoon :md 10th Chapter * Perils or ,Vyoka New Theater Manila's Finest Shows EVKKV NIGHT Box Opens We»k Days 1:00 p.m Matinee Saturday & Sund»y Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showtag Tonight 'H«r Husband'* Affairs' with :. Lucille Ball and Franchot Ton* Also Short Subjects Friday "Blondie's Anniversary" with Penny Slnglrtnn and Arthur Lak« Also Short* Saturday "Riders of Pasco Basin' A Universal Picture with •Tnhnnr Mack Brown Selected Short Subject* Does Your Tractor Need Paint Look Drab? Rusting? Going Slowly to Ruin? Better let Our Paint Department catch it now - - In addition lo havinp the heM mechanical repairs In town, our shop is also hcatlintarlcrs f,, r « real Irartor paint job. Come in 1 inlay and K cf ( ,ur price. \V 8 llss only the best implement painl_U, e kind International Harvester gave your tractor when it was made! 3/2 sof/r/f 2ia° sr. Bus Service to The AIR BASE SKATING RINK LEAVES BLYTHEVILLE DAILY. . . 6:00 p.m. LEAVES SKATIING RINK DAILY 10:00 p.m. Skating Nightly 7 p.m til 10 p.m. Matinees Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PER SESSION Special Parties Welcome BLYTHEViLLES ONLY ALL \VHITF THEATRE Weekdays Bui Office Opens 6:31) p.m. Sliniv Starts 6:45 p.m. Saturday Box Office Open§ I2:«S p.m. Show SUrU 1:00 p.m. Sunday Box Olfict. Opens 1:4* Show Starts 2:00 Thursday and Friday "ASILENE TOWN" with Hanrinlph Scntl and Ann Dvorak Srrlsl: "UauRlitfr (if Don Q" Also C.lrlonn ] Starts Tuesday. March 2nd Howard HiiKhr*' l>arlnj Froductinn "THE OUTLAW" A BETTER BOURBON BUY! i ( f j \\1i^t ^ wonderful fine? you have coining to you — in your first bottle of Three Feathers V SRI Bottled in Kentucky, Three Feathers V S R is mellowed and Mended lo a hourhon connoisseur's clolight, from the world's choicest whiskies. Knjoy ihis niAgnificcnt \\hislcey~ today! 9ft PROOF THREE FEATHERS VSR BOURBON WHISKEY A BI;EM) *U Straight Boiubuii \Miiskey, -19* griin neulial s|)inls. Thr«« Fcjllion Uislnbutun, Inc., N«w York, N.I

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