The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 27, 1948 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 27, 1948
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1948 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Ihicks Advance 'p Cage Finals Missco Champions To Be Determined In Game Saturday Blytheville High School's chickery Chicks advanced to Hie finals of the Mississippi County Class "A" high school cage tournament by blasting the Manila Lions 41 to 30 in a first- round game at the Haley Field gym here .last night. With the victory, tlie Chicks won the right to meet the Leachvllle Lions, 1941 county champs, in the Bials of the tourney which will be i^ketrRakc'straw and Hicks Eiayed at 8 o'clock tomorrow night, i the count wllh lol , B DAs!!Cls With only three teams entered in tourney play, Lcachvilte drew a bye Loy Eich Quint WinsCfionceat 'Y' League Title Loy Eich's basketball team, paced by center Jones, pulled a game out of the (Ire last night on the Armory court with a fourth period rally which guvc them ti 44-13 decision over Hays Sloiv and netted them the second half championship and a play-off with this same team for the "Y" league title. Hays took an early lead and aft- in the first-round pairings and was automatically advanced to the finals. Last nipht's win was the third for the Chicks over Manila this season nnd it gave them a season record of 12 wins against seven defeats. The Tribe led all the way and never was closely pushed at any time er five minutes of the firs held a 7-1 advantage. At thc end o' the Hays led 11-7 but the second quarter was a battle in which thc lead changed with almost evevy tied nnd then Loy Eich went ahead lor the first time on Rake.straw's free toss. From that point the load Squaws to Play Osceola Tonight Top-Ranking Teams To Meet in Missco Cage Tournament The niythevllle. High School Squaws will make llicir first appearance In the Mtssisslpp County girls basketball tournament at Osceola tonight when they tangle ,jj n " ",".; witli the Osceola High Scliool sexist pcnoci tet , n ^ ql | arter . flnal mnlc |, , t , 7 Walcott Gives In, Will Sign For Bout Today NEW YORK, Feb. 27. (UP) — Having surrendered to Joe Vouls' ultimatum, Jersey Joe Walcolt wns scheduled to sign today for their return heavyweight championship fight on June 23. Before Louis sailed for England on Feb. 19. he warned the 34-year- 'eeka or.lose his four times before Hilly Mcharg regained the four point advantage for Hays with two quick buckets as the half ended at 23-19. Hays led at 30-29 at the third quarter but it was short livcc Jones, center for the Motonuen.l slluyiexl through the HRJS defense Rozorbacfc Caa«ri Swk Undisputed Hold on 2nd Place in Conference (By Unite* free*) The University of Arkansas will be out lo take undisputed hold of .second place In the Southwest Conference baskelbHll race when they o'clock. Both the Squaws and Osceola \ drew bj'rs in first round pairings thus moving them to quarter-final play automatically. The winner of this contest will advance to the semi-finals for a craek at the Reiser sextet, defending county champs. Three other quarter-Hnnl tilts are on tap tonight with the Dyess boys Ihe title. Ix>uls had signed shortly after their memorable first fight on Dec. 5, Walcott surrendered completely and ceremoniously at Camden. N. J,. last nlglit. He accepted the final terms Hung at him by the clmm- pipn and by Sol Strauss of the 20th Century Club. He promised to sign today at '20th Century headquarters. Standing in his black-tind-whito fighting trunks before 1,500 Hrtmlr- 29 Teams Ready For Opening Of AAU Cage Meet LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Feb. 71. (UP)—Twenty-nine fust basketball teams including six college quints piny in the Arkansas AAU men's basketball tournament here Sunday through next Thursday. The pairings were made yesterday. Tlie college teams are headed by (he A1C Champion State Teachers, i Arkauaaa is favored to win the and Include Hnedrlx, Ouachlla, I wrlei even though Rice la tough to Little Rock Junior College, College beat on 1U own court, of the Ozarks and the Beebe Junior The towering Razorbacks College. • The first round games will be ilaycd Sunday and Monday. The pairings: Upper Bracket Carlisle vs. Redfleld, noon Sunday. McClehee vs. Mulco Flyers of Hot Springs, 1:15 p.m. Sunday. meet the Rice Owls In Houston tonight. It will be the opener of game aeries. Tomorrow a two- nlghl's game will wind up conference play for both Arkansas and Rice. jumped to a 13 lo 4 firsi period lead, extended It to 26 to 12 at halftime | and led 38 to 17 at the end of the third quarter. Fisher Uses Second Stringers Coach James Fisher played his second string during the entire fourth period and the Lions rallied late but were never able to overcome the big Chick lead. Substitute forward Prentis Jernigan paced th« Dhicks in scoring with nine tallies and forward Marm Harris led Manila with !(/. The game was played fast with ooth _tcams employing a fast-break offense and a cross man-to-man aud zone defense. Defensive work for both teams looked good with guards \ Billy Bob Elliott and Dennic Gentry | leading the way for the Chicks and guards Joe Threkeld and A. J. Wilson and center J. T. Harris playing nice floor games for the Lions. Box score: i Blytheville (41) Pos. Manila (30) ' Mullen '(8) F (4) East Hardy (7) F...UO) M. Harris Hodge (4) c (2) J. Harris jMtry (4) G (6t Threlkel faiott (1) G (8) Wilson Substitutions: Blytheville—Jernigan (9), Wyatt, Berry, Simon, (1) and Duclos U>. Manila—Gammil, Wagner mid Galloway. NYUMayHold Out for NCAA Tourney Bid NEW YORK, Feb. 27. (UP)—New York University, the only major undefeated basketball team in the nation, could nail down a old to the National Invitation Touriia- for three field goals in rapid fire | order and they were ont front to I stay, although Hays staged a rally meeting Dell In the first game at (i o'clock, the Wilson girls playing Dyess at 8 o'clock and the Shawnee girls meeting Manila at 9 o'clock. Qviavter-Iinal play \\\ both glrls' and Claw; "B" boys' tournaments bcgnn last night with the .playing of four contests. In 'iie in the closing moments which fell , first game the Osceola Semir (<> one point shy. Mebarg's 21 points' had to stave off a lust half i^illy was good for high score which Jones j before overcoming the stubborn took second honors In this department with 19. The first game of two-oul-of- three play-off will be held at thc Armory Tuesday night between same teams, Hays having won tlie first half championship. Missco quintet 4(i lo 40 to advance ers in Camdcn's Convention Hall, Jersey Joe announced his reluctant acceptance of terms. At the ssme time, he charged Hint Ixiuis, the 20th Century Club nnd the New York the Boxing Commission were "trying to be dictators of boxing In this country." The contract, awaiting Wa!cott> pen, provides that Jersey Joe receive 20 per cent of proceeds fron the net gate, radio and television SWC Champs Fall To Texas in 32-29 Thriller at- Austin (By United Press) Even champions bite the dust, ] and the Southwest Conference Champion Baylor Bears delivered a heartfelt "amen" yesterday. The Bears took it oil the .chin from the University of Texas in a 32-to-29 spine tinglcr Wednesday night at Austin. It was Baylor's ^irst loss in 11 conference starts. But the r ,mal count had no heaving on Baylor's conference championship which tlie Bears sewed up last week ivhen Texas and Arkansas knocked each | other out of the running. But it was Texas' way of getting back at the team which replaced it as the conference ciiam- Into semi-fitial play. Missco Five Rallies The Seminole. 1 ; controlled Ihe gumc dining the first two periods but were forced to the defensive In the last half when the sharp-shooting MKsco five began to roll. Eugene Shaneylelt. Seminole forward. ed both teams in point-making witli 23 points and Dunkin led the Missco s<iuad with 15. In the only first-round game played last night the Manila Lion- | esses whopped things up in the | Inst half to overcome a scrappy j Luxor a sex and 22',; per cent of profits from movies. Ixmts will get 40 per cent of, all proceeds. Pie Traynor And Pennock Named To Hall of Fame NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UP)—Herb Pennock and Harold (Pie) Traynor, stars from baseball's famed golden I era, were named today to the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N. Y., but MnrlHimn vs. R. C. Cola of StEvtups, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Arkansas College, bye. Hcndrix, bye. Pryor Chevrolet of Camden v«. Jonesboro Bloodhounds, 9:i5 p.m. Sunday, Sims Grocery of Bntesville vs. Khmcy Shoe Store of Little Rock, 3:45 p.m. Sunday. suite Tenchers vs. Gmlfprlde of Urttesville, 9:15 a.m. Monday. Lower Uiitckel OuachUn, bye. Lktle nock Junior College vs. udsonln, 9,a.m. Monday. Morrllton vs, El Dorado Painters, :15 p.m. Sunday. EinmcU Skychlcfs vs. Morgan In- urancc of Little [Jock, 8:30 p.m. ilinday. College of the. Ozarks vs. Long's Plantation of Moscow. 11:30 n.m. \fond.1y. Sigma Clil of Faycllcvllle vi. Ouachtta Cubs, 1:30 p.m. Monday Hope Legionnaires vs. Everette'a •lass, 6 p.m. Sunday. Bcece Junior College vs. Arkansas Spoiling Goods of Fayetlevllle. 3:45 i.m. Monday. from Ihe Ourkx bout a seven to three record which ties them for the runner-up tnot with Texai. Rice h«« an even five-all record In Southwest Conference play. Two other conference gamei tomorrow night mid Baylor meeting Texas Christian and the University of Texas taldnt on Southern Method iat. ses held a one-point 17 to 16 lead j at halftime intermission and forced fore beating Richardson o[ Luxora led the field in scoring with 11 points and Buck led Manila with 14 Iftinie intermission and were i "tile too to stage a last half rally be- Their s jeating Ihe Luxora six down.' writers of Shawnee's hoop-hitting Indians, I orinl. probably the strongest contender "" for the boys' county crown, continued their merry point-making way in their game with Reiser last night, running rough-sTlod over the i Yellow Jackets to the tune of a 54 I to 29 score. Tlie Indians, led by for Pennock Ihe glory came little too late. selection was by baseball 10 or more years service and for Pennock, who , died while attending a National League meeting here on Jan. 30, it was a mem horns on their way out of contention for the title. In last night's game, Hollywood could not have thought up a more breath-taking finish. The game was tied up at 2S-all with 25 seconds to go. Like a bolt of lightning, Texas guard Al Madsen grabbed a fast-break pass out m - e "A *ii h a win over Rutgers to- I of the air and drove in for a bank ! Ja!< ? night-But whether the -Violets! shot that sent the Longhorns into j was would accept the invitation was ] the lead. Madsen was fouled a open for question. • couple of seconds later and made The team which has won 18 goo d his free-throw, straight and faces four more games jje topped tlie scoring with nine before the end of its schedule may I tallies. choose to hold out for a possible | ' \A bid. Thc NCAA Is considered favored tournament this year because it will produce two representatives for the Olympic tourney and the invitational only one. .The choice would be one of el- olficial outclass the bewildered j Yellow Jackets and advance to the I semi-finals. Nesler *led Reiser's scoring with 18 points. i Large Crowd Sees Games I One of tlie largest crowds ever to witness a basketball tourney in the county, flooded thc Osceola .gym for last night's sessions. The I gym was filled to capacity and ] hundreds more were turned away at the door. Osceola school officials Pennock, the stylish left-handed pitching star of the New YorK Yankees, received 94 out of a possible 121 ballots while Traynor, win served with distinction first as : third baseman and later as manage: of the Pittsburgh Plrnlcs, got 93. Pennock. who was general nmna ger of the Philadelphia Phils v<hei ie collapsed and died of a hear attack, was cited for his pltchin brlllance in the realm of the firs great Yankee teams—a reuli which stressed the "nvurdcdcr; row" hitting of Bnbe Ruth am company and where pitching wa almost Incldential. Santo Anita Handicap To B* Run Tomorrow ARCADIA. Oil., Feb. J7. (UP) — The llth running of the 3«m« Anit* Handicap, (he ori|lnal "hundred grander," will be held at lush Santa Anita tomorrow with R. N. Ryan's Talon heading an International field. Talon, a «peedy Argentine-bred, l.i expected to |o to th* poll ait the ftvorllt In the mt)e-and-»- Qiiarter run. Tlie field, expected to lumber about 15, will b* shootlnK it S100.000 added In prhves. making he 'cap the richest stake In Amci- ca. Big Nine Bosses M«ct To Discuss New Sanity Code CHICAGO, F*b. « (UP)—The Bit Nine's athletic policy makers, the faculty repr»entatlve«, m«wt today to comptr* their rule book aralnst the r«cenUy adopted NOAA "sanity code," and It'i probable I he We«t*rn Conference will continue to be more itrlr.t than nec- et&ary, The National Collegiate Athletic Association in January adopted program calling for uniformity of athletic practice* throughout the nation. The big nine achoolc were major development of tht program. Still, the unity cod« t«ll (lightly ihort of the Weatern Conference rules. The major difference was that the NOAA code permitted off campus recruiting of athletes while In (he Big Nine no athfeUc department representative can contact an athlete away from the school grounds. Another Important difference wan the sanity code permitted assist- unce lo athletes solely on the basis of need while the blR nine requires jtomethlng added before a htgh school star can receive help. Generally, the athlete must be In the upper 23 per cent of his gmduatlng clns*. Stcrt* reactors Trim A5C Indiom 55 to 44 CONWAY, Ark., *teb. IT. (OK— The Arkanaac state OoUege IndiUM Of jonetboro were act for a do-or- dle effort in tonlght'a crucial bw> ketbal game with Stata TMCbm College at Con way. The Teachers won th* tint jiat In the best-two-out-of-threw HriM yesterday by a score of M to ««. The outcome of the aertoa vlll d»- termine which team participate* to tlie National Association of Inttr- colleglate Basketball Tournuaent at Kansaa city next week. If a third game la needed tt will be played at Jonesboro. Little Ked tkhoolhmuc Gr*w» BROAD RIWl*. Ind:, 10F) — Once there was only a littla ra4 sclioolhouse for the village of Broad Ripple. Today, the "village" 1* a suburb of IndltnapolU and I hey are building a schoolhouae for 1,500 students. tew Theater Manila't Finest 8h«w< EVHT NlUH'l' Box Optna Week Daji 1:M |>w Mattfwe, I»t»nl«j It Slnda; at.-Sun. 1 f,m. Cent Sbowkag ther holding the bird in the hand, or shooting for the two In the bush. Governor Takes Over Search for Gamblers DETROIT. Feb. 27. (UP) — The investigation into reports of gambling by National Hockey League Players proceeded along • u today with Governor Kim Sig- the NCAA Committee picks Colum bia. which has a 16-1 record I date. Otherwise, the tournament picture was shaping up on definite lines. , of thc investigation today that they believed It the largest 1 in the county. i Tonight's session will complete the quarter-round play with the \ semi-finals scheduled to start at i 10 a.m. tomorrow. The Osceola boys will meet ahawnee In thc first i game tomorrow morning with the remainder of the schedule to be decided following tonight's battles. | Following the playing of the: .semi-final round tomorrow' morn- ; ing, the finals and consolation game between the losers of the .semi-finals to decide third place, will be played tomorrow night. To- , morrow night's session is schedulid to get underway at 7 o'clock. | Sight glass assembly, Inserted In discharge tube of t.n automatic washing machine, permit- 1 ; the house- crowd- on record i % Vife to see the dirty water as il flows to the drain and note that successive rinse waters become clearer. Six-Furlong Event Today's Top Race At Oaklawn Park HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. Feb. 27 (UP 1 —The top Interest spot on today's bill nt Onklnwn Park was shared by a six-furlong allowance affnlr lor four-year-olds nnd up, niut a three-prtticl dusli for two-year-old mnidcn fillies. Ten arc entered In the race Tor older horses, which look feature place on the card as the seventh race.' The two-year-old event wns the I! rat appearance of the season's juveniles. Eighteen had been noml natcd and most of them were first alnrlers. In yesterday's rao*s, F. Wysft's four-year-old Filly, Heres Me, won the featured six-furlong allowance seventh nice, paying J7.50 straight Fancy Answer, winner of the first and Memphis Flyer, second even 1 •winner, combined for a dally double payoff of $64.90. A crowd of 4,000 put $235,65 through the mulcts windows. THEATRE I'ride of (he Dial LUXORA Community' 42M Opena at 8:30 p.m.! Starla 7:00 p.ot Friday & Saturday "Proirl* Bad Men" »lth Tuwy" Busier Crabta anit Al St. John Serial: "Secret Aljenl" No. » Also Shorti SATURDAY MIDNlTr. SHOW Starla at 10:10 p.m. " MARKED WOMAN" with Bette Davla and Humphrey Bo|»r Alto Short Sunday and Monday "BUCK PRIVATES COME HOME' with Bud Abbott and I.ou Coitello Warner News and Shorta TONIGHT Blondic't Anniversary" with ^ enny Singleton and Arthnr'Lake AIM Short* liLYTHEVILLES ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE IVeekUi)* ten Office Opeoa 6:10 p.m. Show SUrU «:i» ».«. Saturday Bux' Office Opens tZ:U f.m. Show Starts 1:M p.m. Sunday Bos orrlce Opena l:tt Shuw SUrU ZtM Tonight CKAIO RICI'S UQMC SWEET HOMICIDE 2O* OKTUtY.fOK Saturday 'Ridtn of Pasco Batin" A Unlrenal Picture wllh Johnny Mack Brown Selected' Short Subjecla •ATUKDAY OWL SHOW "BLONDE SAVAGE" with Lett CKekaoH Sunday and Monday 'The Fabulous Texan Wlllla: Ala* "ABILENE.TOWN" . with Randolph Scott and Ann Drank Serial: "Daughter of Don V Q" Al«o Cartoon Satirday "Santa Fe Upri*inj" with Allan I.»n« and Babby Slake Serial "Klnr of Ihe Fereat Baiifen' AIM Corioan • ATURDAY OWL SHOW SUrU at tl:M f.m. ' were taken over by Sigler yesterday from President Clarence Campbell of the N. H. L. After Campbell had been unsuccessful in his attempts to discover thc names of three players alleged to have been Involved with a Detroit gambler. Sigler immediately ordered a meeting next Tuesday of all agencies involved in the case, to "pool" Three Teams Advance |/n Sub-Regional Tourney CARITTHKRSVILLE, Mo., Feb. 27 I —In the first round of play of the ! information. Ordered to be present t ,he diminutive Hcrshey, 1 Sub-Regional High School Basket-1 wcre Detroit Police Commissioner i four s trokes In front. I ball Tournament being held here Harry S. Toy. state police officials. • Hogan broke an eight-year-old this week, Caruthersville, Hayti and and the State Parole Board. Portageville won games, with stecle. ' Hogan Shoots 63 to Take Lead At St. Petersburg ST. PETERSBURG. Fla.. Feb. 27. (OP) — It was a case^of Ben Hogan against the field today as the St. Petersburg Open golf tournament i moved into the second round with Pa., ace I Deerlng nnd I eliminated course record in the first round yesterday with a nine-under-par 63. Braggadicio being I A" Improved washing machine ,The ola record was 68, set by Jim- Oaruthefsvllle defeated Steele 30- for automobiles, with seven giant- j mv Dcmaret. sized rotary power brushes • II. Portageville downed Brageado- long fibers and compressed air for I cio 34-28, and Hayti ran roug'ihod [drying, does a complete car-wash- 1 over Deering 54-23. : ing job in 90 seconds. with j Hogan was six under par with a I 30 for the first nine, and then he I clipped three more strokes from par on the back nine for a 33. III Mil MOTORS GUARANTEED SAME AS NEW ENGINE -- 4000 Miles - - 90 Days Use ALL MOVING PARTS NEW! DODGE, PLYMOUTH and DODGE TRUCKS No Motor Bored Over 30,000th $159.95 This Motor Guaranteed to Have Standard Crankshaft and Bearings BUY NOW-PAY THE BUDGET WAY These Motors Rebuilt In Our Own Repair Shop BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR COMPANY "Dodge, Plymouth, Dodge Job-Rated Trucks" 217 South 2nd Street Phone 4422 Walch (or Our FFICIAL RE-OPENING TO BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK! We are now in the process of restocking our store with complete new lines of men's wear with nationally advertised lines exclusively. HOLLYWOOD with Bid Abbott and Lai AUn Newi and Starlit Tuesday, March 2nd Howard Hut he*' Darini Production "THE OUTLAW" > Introducing Jaa* Kuweit RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. CLOTHING Timely Botany "500" Style Mart Palm Beach HATS Dobbs Disney Resistol SHIRTS Arrow Van Huesen Enro Wilson Bros. SHOES Nunn Bush Edgerton Freeman Holeproof & Wilson Bros. Hosiery Arrow and Wilson Bros. Underwear Alligator Rainwear R. D. HUGHES & CO Friday * Saturday "Marked Trails" with Hoot Gibson and Bob Stecto Cartoon and 10th Chapter Perils of Ns«ka SATURDAY OWlt SHOW "FEAR" with Peter Cookjon and Warren William Abo Comedy ^gP_ ° cToT^ lowmta t. BOBS!! MNMSMK Y me won nen*tt Warner Newi an* «*«<*

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