The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 1, 1948 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 1, 1948
Page 7
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MONDAY^MARCH 1, 1948 "hicks Find Leachyille Cagers 'ough Competition But Win \issco Championship 36 to 31 . Coming from behind in the final 10 minutes of i>l;iy tin- lilythoville Chicks wrestled the Mississippi County Class "A" Ttigh school baskothall crown from the hands of the Le;u'h- Lions hy downing the Lions IH> to 111 in the !'in;ils of tin tournament at the Haley Kield jrym here Saliirda.\ R1ATHKVILLE (AKR.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Ibout everything but -store, the Kiilcks hit their stride early in Ihe. Ihird period lo whittle away a .ft |o 15 halflimc deficit, and wont on fen there to annex their first .Ruity championship lit two years. J The 8 aine - though .slowly played, l;as the basketball thriller of Bly- Iheville's 1948 season as the Lions lave the Chicks tnc scare of their life and the Blytheville fans a new lase of ulcers. The Chicks were StiSl a Specialist . Ivell off the beaten path during the • list two periods and failed to register a single |»int during the first Iiuavter. I Jumping to an early lead, Ijlons combined a deadly slow-break Ivith a well-coached zone defense gain a 6-0 margin at the end if the first stanza. Playing slowly • ml. steadily the Lions kept Ihe • thicks off balance for Ihe first 10 Ininutes of the game before allowing center R. B. Hodge to slip urr- |lcr the basket for a crip shot. That shoi set trie Chicks off. Puling themselves together the Chicks, Jsparkcd by Captain Billy Bub Elliott, broke up the Tjions tight zone liefcnse with a barrage of Ion,; lihots to move within four points • >f the visitors when the second litanza ended. I Although they commanded play •in the second halt the Chicks were •never comfortably ahead. Their •biggest lead was six points shortly Cage Teams First Round Matches In State AAU Tournament LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. March 1 (UP)—Several favored indeiicndcn'. teams have a head start In the 1018 Slate Arkansas Athletic Union men's basketball tonrnment here ImTay followinR first round victories In early Barnes yesterday. Carlisle defeated Hedfield. <15 lo I 41: Hot Springs Malco Flyers defeated McOehee 54 to 30; Stamps RC Cola rolled over Miirianna, 1>'J lo 28; Kinney Shoe of Little Hock defeated Balesvllle Sims Grocers, 13 the o 59; Morrilton won o\T» Kl Dorado 'alnters 59 to 51; Everett defeated Hope Legion, S3 to '21: Morgan Insurance of Little Rock won over Emmell Skychicfs C5 to 38; and Camdcn Pryor Chevrolet won oviu Jonesboro Bloodhounds by default College teams will make their first appearance in the tournament today. In first round play today Littln Rock Junior College was scheduled to play Jmlsonia at 10 a. in. in other games Long's plantation will piny Ozarks; Ouachita Cubs will play Sigma Chi from the University of Arkansas and Beebe Junior College will play the strong Arkansas'Sport- ing goods quintet of Fayeitevillc. Hickcy, Roberts To Meet Stanley, Chacoma on Mat Paul Stanley of Chicago, foimer holder of the "Mi. .-.merles" lllle will make his UnUal appeatmwe AS' a wrestler here tonlfihl when he teams wllh Mike Chacoma In (he mutch main event of the Ameri Legion's weekly wreslllng pros- ram at the Legion Arena. Opposing Stanley and Chacoma in the lag match affair will b* Frank lUckey, another newcomer, »nd IU'd Uoberls, an old-timer of the Hlythevillc circuit. Btamtinfi an even six-feel in eight and welshing a sleek 200- liounds, Stanley Is considered lo have one of the best physique* In the imllon. Ills measurements Include a 50-Inch chesl, a n and one-half Inch neck und R slim 32- Inch waistline, He won the tllli of "Mr, America" several years a^( while a physlclsl culture Inslructure NOT1CK NolU'c Is hereby Rlvcu tluil the iinderslBUKl will within (lie time fixed by !»»' »pply to th« Commls- hlonov of RcveiMics ot the SliUo «t Aikunxi;; for » i>orinlt to sell beer at loltill ill CCO B Mnln St., Hlytlie- vllle, Mississippi County. The uiKlcrslKiied slates thai he Is a citizen OJ Arkiinsus, ot eood niornl character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral (uvpltucle; Hint no license to sell beer by the nmlei'slBiicd has been revoked within live yours last pnsi; nii.d lhat Ihe undersigned lias never been convict- ert of violating the laws of this state, ov any other slate, relating lo tlif sale of nlcoliollr. liquors. Dnb VaMhlnctrr SubsrrllH'd and sworn to iji-fnre me this 28 day of Feb. HUB. E. M. Tony Notary P«bll< My Commission expire* 4-21-50 Reid Courier Ht*a WimV A« In Chicago. Although physical culture KiTL'lirv;il former Kentucky hnck and ctiopl;U'k spccinli^l :• professional Bimiklyn Duiijjers, slrolics IVIn>l 1'oitll. his •inner ;il Klorklu's lluileah Iraclt in Miami. Krrcln;viil gave up gridiron activities to become a horse uaincr. Spring Training Opens Today For All Major League Teams making his (Irst npeiminr* li Ihe local ring UmlRht. However, h main means of llvehood, Stanley L [ ruled by Hcfeicc-1'ic.moler Mlk \ Mvronc-y us "oue ol the best wrest I lors In Ihe business." He practice unalure wrestling while developin his near-per(cct physique «nd tinned lo pro RrnpiillnR only a couple of 'ais BBO. Moi'tiney staled Hint he knew very Illlle ulxnu llickey, who will also slated In ttiat . th« Mid-South luuuUes Ih very highly. IHUh Chiu> Uobcv\s HVC vc\(M p i\us »! bookhiK of nil wresllers In riiled him iimn and the local rliiR. In Ihe two one-fall prehmlnnr; botlls slated to preceed the mulch (eahire, Chacoma will lak on IlnberUs and Slimley will swji mips wllli Illckey. The first mail Is scheduled lo slart ul 8 o'clock. ANNOUNCING BUCHANAN CHEVROLET CO. "Ports Dept. Party" FOR • Dealers • Part* Men • Mechanic* At The Osceola Community House Miirch Z, 11)18 8:45 P. M. Free frsh Fry Colie Stoltz Orchestra Attendance Priies! Ibiggcst leau was six pu.m* sm.n.y .presented to Captain Elliott of the ifter the opening of the second halt j Cliicks Uy^SuperiiUciident ot Schools Jbut the Lions, like the champions ' "" " "'" Ithey were, fought back brilliantly ORLANDO. Fla.. March 1. vUP> —Even thouRh his mrielrters and outfielders will not report for an- , the final quarter to keep within • easy striking distance of the Tribe. 1 The star of the game was bij; loeorge Anthony, the Lions' center. Iwho Just couldn't miss. His 14 Ipolnts led both teams in scoring land his remarkable re-bound work Blythcville's basket made him Itjiost a" "shoo-in" for all-county I honors had an honor team been I named. Next in line in the score-making luhow was Blytheville's R. B. Hodge land Billy Bob Elliott who account- led for 10 points each and trailing Iwa.s Vaughn Shownes, the Lions' Icocky little guard and captain who I pushed nine points through the • hoop. 1 Defensively, both teams were at I their best. Guards Dennie Gentn lot Blytheville and Joe Welch and I Shownes of Leachville stole the 1 Iloor show, staying on their toes al I the way to rob their opponents o I numerous points, A large championship trophy wa T. D. Wllkins of Ltrxora who represented the Mississippi Comity Athlctlt Association. Smaller trophies were presented lo Captain Shownes of LeachviHe and Joe Threlkeld of Manila as second and third place awards. No all-county team was named n the Class 'A" division for undisclosed reasons. However, it is bc- icvcd that one wilt be named with- n the next lew days. All three of the Class "A" team-,, Biylheville, Lcachviile and Manila, will enter the District 4 Class "A" tourney to be held in Jonesboro next weekend. Pairings for that tourney will be announced this week. other week, Manager Joe Kuhel of the Washington Senators today launched Sprint; training concerned chiefly about a replacement lor Buddy Lewis. Toe North Carolina right fielder has decided to sit out the 1948 campaign, leaving a big gap Knhel's plans. Two rookies for the Class B Bii; SUtc Lenfiue in Texas rated lop consideration for the job today— 25-year-old Dean Stafford (rom Greenville and 23-year-old Drake Irom Sherman-Denison. discussed his contract with the j club. i Outfielder Dutch Mele was not on deck when training started to- dav. He suffered an eye injury nt his Plainfleld. N. J. home and will report within the next few days. ST. PETERSBURG, Fin.. March 1. ... iUP)—Pitcher Bill Wight left the in I Yankee camp today without ever getting to woi'k out. He was traded to Chicago last week, but was en route from his California home by car and didn't get ttic news. Box scores: Bly'vllle (36) Mullen (6) .. Hardy Hodge (10) Gentry Elliott (10> ros. . F. . F . .' G . . G. Leachville (31) (4) Nelson Aavon (14) Anthony J. welch Sho\vnes . . . . . Substitutions: Blytheville — Jernigan (7), and Duclos (3). Leachville ....... Barnes and E. Welch (4). Does Your Tractor Need Paint Look Drab? Rusting? Going Slowly to Ruin? Better let Our Paint Department catch it now - - LAKELAND. Fin.. Miirch 1. IUP) —Thief players ivcre missing us he Detroit Timers launched Spring training loctay. Shortstop Eddie Lake was holding out for more noney. while third baseman Oeorse Kcll and outfielder Doc Cramer received permission to report late. TUCSON. Aril.. March 1. (UP) — Hank Greenberg. still dickering (or a new job in baseball, was due lo join the Cleveland Indians for the beginning of Spring training today, even though lie has not com!! 0 terms with Die c!\!b. Edgar (Special Delivery) Jones. | star haiiback of the professional Cleveland Browns football team, ilso was with the Tribe, on trial as 1 pitcher. He has only amateur ex)IM ience. BRADENTON. Fla.. March 1. IUP) — Catcher Phil Mas! Joined the Boston Braves for the opening of Spring training; today. A holdout, he siRiicd his contract la:,t hyht. WEST PALM BEACH. Fla., March 1. i UP]— The Philadelphia Athletics launched Spring training today with their entire roster in tow. Outfielders Barney McCosky uml Elmer Valo signed yesterday. LET THE GCPC MAN CLEAN UP YOUR BILLS If you ha»» a lol ot «:o.ll«r«d bllli •! »ld d«bli. >•• lk» OCPC Man for tht woney you n««d. H. llk«» to »oi« lo=n« <• h «'P p.opl. and you'll Hk« Hi piompl. IrUndly. conndwUol Mule*. H«paym«nl» tiiang»d lo «ult your i U. 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