The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 3, 1948 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 3, 1948
Page 9
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WTOTTWDAY, MAKCH «, 1948 (AMC.V COURTC* WBWt FACE mid [ystem Revised ir Cage Play-off Athletic Committee Devites New Plan to Settle Girls' Dispute Icontroversy surrounding the Mls- Issippl County girls high schoo Esltetball championship play-of fill come up for final seltlenien k Osceola tomorrow night follow lig > re-schedule of names nnnoun • rt today by Superintendent o jcliools C. [j- Hyrd o( Wilson, chair tan of the County Athletic Com .tee. L re-play of the protested scm i\ scrap between Wilson an liawnee which was scheduled to kst nighi. was cancelled and tl llay-off system revised fnllowii I meeting of officials of the tv, hhools in Wilson Monday night. nr. Byrd stated. A play-off to determine the final lutcome will be held in Osccola morro*' night, he said, with the tuee teams lo represent the county i the district tourney in Marked free next week to be decided. The lirst same, a consolation battle be- |wecn Osceola and Shnwnce. will held at 1:30 with Wilson incct- K Keiscr in the final game A. 1:30, 1 Under the original system Wilson Ind Shawnee was jwhcriuled to re- Texas Dumps Baylor ralcini? revonpe or a previous defeat by the Bears from Waco, the Texas Lonchoin basketball team dumped Baylor from the untlefealrri ranks m the "southwest Conlercncr In a game ployed at Austin. Here, No. 18, lay 'the disputed' game with the t viltarcy White. Texas, shunts in Ihe third miarlrr of Ihe prune. No. iu'nrr lo mnet Kciser for _the cmm- | R( (( Qwrn ]iiid Nn u js mn Wewiu i^h of Baylor. Final score: 1 32—Baylor 20. iNEA Tclephoto.) hlfiy • championship nnd the loser meet- ig Osccola In the consolation Iliird-place game. However, Mr. hyrd pointed out, it was agreed Ihat, under this set-up nothing Vonlrt be decided definitely and ilicials of tlie schools decided on . -lew play-off plan. Wilson to Play Kciser Ofiidals of tlic two schools. Wil|on and Shawnee. "flipped a coin' determine which team would Kciscr in the tourney finals Kith the other team to meet Osc?- in Ihe consolation. Mr. Byrd Itntcd Wilson won the loss, lie laid, and will play Kciscr In the tun-on with Shawnee mcetinK Os- However. he pointed out that |;hould Shawnee defeat Osceola In Ihe consolation game, then two I rtffety champions would be named. | l=HKvncc and the winner of Hie , Vilson-Kclser game Tronhies would j awarded to both schools and j Ixith would lie given the same con- ; Iteration in the drawing up of l.hc district brackets. But. should Osceola defeat Shaw- INCENTIVE tiicn Ihc winner of the Wilson- (('oillimteil frniii l'aK« I) must effective- Award In the mosl effeclivp teacher in Mississippi County. Duplicate contests for the Negro schools with the same awards. A contest committee representing bolh professional and lay groups, hul with a majority of j laymen on lh" committee. | A.s bases lor judging teachers he . suggested: j Achievement tests for pupils, personality growth tests for pupils, records of student participation in civil and religious organizations, records reflecting leal far democracy, and such other evidence of pupil advancement the i-uiitesi judges shall deem worthy. Mr. Gill proposed that all bases Cciscr game would be declared the. lountv champions with Osceola being declared third-place winners Shawnee would be eliminated I'omplclcly. Controversy regarding the girls oiirncy developed In the semi-final natch' between Wilson and Shaw- last Saturday when a Wilson orward scored a field goal just the final whistle blew giving Hie Bulldog scxlel » 30-29 victory. Shawnee official, claim that the Coal was shot after the whistle had minded, thus nullifying: the score for judging of teachers through the work of their pupils should be approved by a committee of teachers 10 be selected by the Mississippi County Education Association. "By adopting this program." Mr. Gill said, "Mississippi County can be the first to declare war on Communism, and its goal is to make this county first in the field of education." He sees in the plan an opporutmty to prepare pupils for meeting the problems of life, and in the process of preparation the teachers can double their efficiency any school yea]'. One teacher In each district will gel an all-expense scholarship lo the school o! ills choice within Hi'' stule. "We lonjr have been offering prig's at onr counly fail's for tlv: j fattest hogs. Mr. Gill said. "This plan proposes prlWJi for Instructing j our future citizens, and t assure yon there are no hidden motives in the plan. We want to create an awareness of the need lor action to preserve the American way of hie nnrt bclicvp we can no il throu:ti an offensive launched at Ihe prass roots—the rural communities of our nation." . Mr. Gill placed emphasis on the I the small sum which is through current sources lion. "In Blylheville," he said. . : annual budget for the largest dls- | Chris trict in the county Is approximately S233.COO. Tiiis is less than one "< third of the sum spent annually u> Biythevillc lor limior; it is less than the sum spent annually In Blytheville for tobacco. One of the first lo endorse inr proposal List night was Max Held. Blythcrllle attorney, former iircs- idrnt of the Arkansas Bar Association anrt now president ol the Blylheville School "'>"<!. Mr. Gill's idea," dent of BlydiPvllle schools; Dr. Edetu I president of Arkansas State College, I and Or. null Couch, member of Ihe college faculty who came her* from Jotiesboio lo attend Ihe rnwt- in«. Or. Menu expressed keen inler- CM in Ihe pluu submitted by Mr. GUI and in the l»im bureau spoil' sorshtp of the program. "Th« plan,' he said, "is meritorious and has great possibilities. Too oflen, 1 mn convinced thai w« are merely play- Ing nt Ihe Job of educating our ' children. We sometimes net lo tlilnkins Hull nil we need ii school bulldtnj; and » teacher to greet the pupil* at the door. Mr Gill has offered a plan for improve mem ol cm educational proctssei but It is > plnn which will requlr work." Urges Close Comnmnllr Ti«* Mr. Junes, who IK* been work- Ing closely with Mr. GUI In. developing thr plan, commended the Idea of a closer relationship b«- tween Ihe school and Ihe comrmin- My, '•Eciucallonal processes should be developed." he snlci, "In a natural environment; we have had too much In nil artificial environment. II lias caused deficiencies which It'iut lo encourage communistic thinking. "We need lo root education In (he needs of Ihe community and tie it to democracy. Mr. Gill has IL wonderful Idea. We. have a sound approach here to a great problem. Educators have heen seeking to nltack the problem from the lop. Tlic surre.'.sful plan needs to slarl at the crass ronls. and tins new plan proposes lo do that-. "We feel thai we have heen making some progress in Arkansas. This . .stain lias next lo the highest per- ' eem.w »f increase during I lie past five years of per capita spending for educiHloii. North Dakota ranks i-l Ihe top but Arkansas' rule has Iwen increased 92.5 per cent within live ''••Arkansas is spending Ibis >'<•'"• three per cent of her total per capita Income for education. This compares with 1.5 per cent for the notion as .1 whole, and It means thai Arkansas Is making twice the effort the average ."laic Is making to improve its educational processes. I "We enn do a lot more, and will do il with carrying mil a pla:l such as Mr. Gill has proposed. It should spread everywhere." Mr. Nnsli announced the following rommittces to handle details of educational plan: available ; Executive Committee—Noble Old. u criiica- 'chairman. Dell; W. n. Nicholson. Ihe : Blythcville: Louis, Blylheville: rompkins. Bui'dcll e; Leruy Carter; Lcachville; Bob McKlnnon, Manila'' Coleman Crews, Rl. 3. O5- cpola- C'.U'l llyi'd. Wilson; Cluirlie Lowrancc, Grlder; Paber White, Osceola' llev. R. T. Lawrence. Osceo- ia; mid Lonis Cherry. Blylheville. Publicity Committee— Hftrry Haines -Blytlievillf: Kendall Berry, Blylheville; Sam HodBe.s. Oaceola; and Harold Sutlbury, Blylheville. Finance Committee—Lloyd Ood- ley, Osceola. chairman; Bob Bryant, he told Leachvillc; Lee Btarden, Loachvtlle; Cooter Cogert Havt Fine Record 5 Is Texns bovc ni* (lie Cool or. Ma,, High School WllitcMi, ImUIn c or Hie most envied nine rvi'orrt* In tills »«». I*<l by Oo«cii J»c BLVTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE NOW SHOWING Continues Through Saturday otf nrul in U names they scored 525 point* lo Iheli opponent*' Men bers of Ihe smiad (kneclliiRi left lo rl«ht—James oleiui, Billy Perry, Ral| h McCrary. Billy Johnson and Harold Dunn, nack row—Coach Hush- hiK, Gene WhiRflelil. Hobby Joe Dennis, Buddy WanMer, .lei ry mown and Kenneth Holmes. ! nrt"»ivlnE Shawnee a 29-2B victory. ! and brill? the process of education At the time of the dispute, the j to all children. . County Athletic Com- nltlce ,'tlp.clared. Ihc game "no con:est" aiid orneieo It replayed. Irdinals Pin Victory iopes on Rookie Crop PETERSBURG. Pla., March D—Edilie Dyer pinned the Fl948 pennant hopes of the St. Louis Cardinals on a group of rookies (today. He cited figures which snow ap- sjppi County take the for granted: we look too much at the flaws in our Koveriimenta! agencies and to look too seldom at the foundation , which we became a great i cralic nation. I think proximately 22.COO children of school age in this one county with ' only IS.COfl of them in school. They need to be in schools which show zeal lor democracy through daily stress that Americanism is a fundamental belief. "Through coniniuniliied education," he said, 'we can learn to live, mid we must learn If we are to live." The plan envisions such rewards as a year's graduate study for the teacher in this county making the rratcst contribution to h*r school dcmo- the Missis- ! Farm Bureau Is the lo sponsor Ihis •They have to come through." he "so we will be able to ; 6 natch the depth of the Dodgers, and to the community it serve. They beat us last year because we Couldn't cope with their bench Dyer is satisfied that man for man amonp the regulars the Cardi- ils match if not surpass the Dodg- strevipth. th^ Broiu" r "We" 5 arT'incl-me.<rTo j o hn" Bcardc.,: Leachvltie; Bob, Mc- the group. way too mm . h wiimo!li Manila; J. F. Harris. Rl. . arc 'inclined lo Manila- E. M. RcRcnold. Armorcl; 1 A. C. Spellings. Wcsl Ridge; F. N. Brist. Frenchman's Bayou; A. A. Banks, Tyrona: M. J- Koehler, I>11; Charles I-angston. Ht 1. Blythevlll;: Claude Duncan. FU. 3. Blylheville: I/iuis Freeman. Dell'. HlUlral Bunch. Rl. 1. Blylheville; Edrhe Hagan, Rt. 1. Blythevllle; J. P. Hui- liman, Lepanlo; b. C. Shclton, Rl. S. Osceola; E. B. Chikis. Joiner; Bill McDanicls. Elytlieville; C. T. Tucker. Rt. 2. Hev. I, T. Ijiwrence. pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Osce ola, who plcdRcd the support Ihe ministers of the county to the pio°ranr Fnber White of osccolo, chairman of the Stale Hospital Board, and secretary of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau; J. Louis Cherry. Hlytheville businessman. W. B. Nicholson, supcriiitcn- appropriale agency l)r olhers to lend enthusiastic en-: dorsement included: Ro:sco Craf-1 ton Blythcville school hoard mem- , ber- Lloyd Godley. of Osccola; the of . . Blytheville; Chester Cnldwell, Bly- thcville; Cluirlie Lnles, HI. », Bly- Ihcvillc; F. A. Rogers. Rt. J. Bl.v- iheville; J. E. Culn, Wilson; H. 1'. Bond, Lcpnnto; R. L. Houclc. Luxora; Hays Sullivan. Burdette; H. F. Ohlcmlorf, Gririer; John CaudiM. Blylheville; F. A. White, Oscooln: R. H. Robinson. Kciser; »nd Earl Wildy. Rt. 2. LcnchviHe. Mrs. Eslcllc Lawson Page, former Women's Amateur Golf champion and member of this year's U.S. Curtis Cup team who didn't make the southern tour \vilh other members, practices in University of Norlh Carolina's Woollen Gymnasium al Chapel Hill. Tht Curlis Cup matches are to be hole! in Ens- land. Mav 9.\.Xl BRINGING YOUR CAR TO US IS LIKE CACHING SAVINGS IN A DEPOSIT BOX! YOU KNOW YOU'RE SAFE Yon liikc- rhnni'os any time you 1ft someone An work on ytmr I'nntwt who just rinesn'1 know It mechanically. And (here's no way of lelliiiR until more Mrlou* Human:* is delected. 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