The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 30, 1947 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 30, 1947
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NBWB TUESDAY, SEPTEMBEll 30, 19-17 thicks Condition For Tiger Attack Blytheville Gridders '- Determined to Give Little Rock a Battle With only three dajs lef before their big game with the 1045'slate champion Little Rock Tigers, the BljtheVrlle Chicks settled down to serious business yesterday afierrscorr: <vith • a long sorimmngc on c^fenshe drills Coiche-i Nig Bynum and Wnlter Dans sent t elr charges through n long practice session at the Country Club Irainini? camp yesterday in hopes of sharpening up the offensive attack which heretofore lias been spotty. The Chicks' biggest handicap yesterday was the absence of two regular backfielrt members, vmrter- ONE 3? CROWD BY THIS IS THE YEAR Now that football season is fully entrenched and we have hud ii fair chance to see <vho's got what we'll hit ihe high spots of a very busy conference week using some of the Chicks' iocs' contests to try our hand at a little predicting. LUtle Hack at Blytheville— This will be the No. 1 game of the state this week, so we will start here. The Chicks hope desperately for nn upset and the Tigers will IK plnying of penmanship I will have to file it in the same manner as 1 do other little bits of paper. This anil Tha)—Squirrel season opens in Arkansas tomorrow for a 00-day run und reports from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission state thai the Fall crop of squirrels good except In some areas which suffered from extreme drouth last Summer. All hunters, 16 and older, will be required to pur- to maintain their last year's crown | chase a hunting license if they ex- so almost anything is apt to.hap- pect to do any squirrel shootlrg. back Jack Elliott and halfback l' el) In this contest. However, the The dally bay Harold Tray lor. These ».vo regulars; state's brain trusts are siwtting the eight, were re-injured in t!ie M»istckH°cal boys three to four touchdowns garre last week and ;ve new under! but as usual we arc inclined to dls- a doctor's observation to i'.ctermine agree. Tiic Tribe showed some lin- the extent of their injuries. I proveinent in defense despite the E. B. Gee Jr., \vho qtrartcrbacked 20 to 0 loss last week and Ihev will the Paps last year, shared tho play even harder against the Tigers, signal calling duties with Roger Little Rock by two touchdowns. Lum, also n member of the Paps Korl Smith at Tine MlufT—The backfielcl last Fall, during yester- • Grizzlies got off to n bad start by day's session, with Donald Hucy. losing their first two games to El doing mcst of the left halfback Dorado nnd Sublnco white the Ze- v.ork ' . i bras were splitting their first two. Couches Prepare for Kmerjcncy I But on tlie other hand Coach Captain Billy Wayne McFarlanrt, George Terry's Mules are reported who Is still a bit shaky on his to be small in number this year nnd injured leg, shared the halfback their prospects of equal size. Con- post with Huey with Larry Lutz siderlng everything though, the Zc- and ^ Esnnle Gentry, ^the _ regular - bras should take Ibis one by at least seven points. at Tixar-iuna—Sonth- llmlt tills year Is Hals Off Department—To Fred Ciillihun, !o<-ul raiiio .serviceman, fur his itonatinjc the use of a imu- Hc address system (luring gamfs at Haley Field, we say hats off. The addition of Ihe i'A system, Ihe new M'orcbourd, anil the ' new lileacher section, which is to be knuwn as "KustMilc Stadium," makes Haley Field one nf Hie best in this section of the state. right end, alternating at right halfback. : Tlie absence of Elliott left E big ouestion in regard to who would do the Tribe's punting should his injury force him to. the sidelines during the Little Rock tilt. Taking, nothing toi- granted. Coach Bynum went to work on R. C. Alien, the fullback. Gee. and .Gentry, ten ;cCng" : diem In kicking under pressure. . Despite' the fact that they are rated underdogs in' the coming conference clash; the Chicks'spirit was..undimmed. -They showed the usual . amount of hustle during yesterday's drills and used their tattle cry "let's get the Tigers." The Chicks' forward wall appeared In. first. class condition de- snitp the beating they took frora the heavier Mcssick line last week. L. W. Fitzhugh. who was Injured . during last week's contest, showed rig. ill effects from his injury and : appeared ready to go. Lead 2 to 1 in Dixie Series MOBILE. Ala.. Sept. 30, (UP I — The Mobile Bears, champions ol the Roulhcrn Association, led til'; west Arkansas is producing a lot of Houston Huffs ^two games to one " ' ~~ "- - 1 ^ • in the Dixie Series today nftci trouncim; the Texas League cntrj last night 7 to '2. Pal McGlothln went the route for North Little Itoek-' Mob " c . effectively Ecntlcrtns eight Houston hits. The big blow for the Bears wns a home run \\ilh two matrs on base by Hill Hart in the sixth Inning Fourth game In the scries will be good teams this Fall which makes this one hard to figure out. But as a stab in the dark we choose Texarkana. ' Cumden at The Wildcats didn't make too good an impression last week when they nosed out the Razorbacks of Tex-' nrknna by a 13 to 7 count. But Sam Cook's aggregation Is generally a , ,.-,,, surprising lot anyway so it's hard » ln > ed to '"" lu 'Cubs Buy Fire Hur/ers, Two,lntielders, Catcher '• .CHICAGO, Sept. 30. (UP) .— the Chicago Cubs announced today they have purchased five pitchers, two infielders and a catcher for tlie 1918 season^ The new cub hurlers included Ben Wade of the Nashville, Tenn Southern Asscelatlon (earn, Don Carlson and Jess Dobcrnic of tlie Los Angeles Pacific Coast I eague club, Howard, Auinan ol the Macon Ga., Sally League organization and Lee Anthony of the Tulsa. Okla. Texas League team. Forrest: Burgens of the Fayclte- o tell. North Little Rock by 12 joints. Joneshoro nl Hupr — This ought to be nn easy one for the Bobcats. Newport slipped by the Hurricanes 18 to 7 ;ast week und Hope icld the high-touted Wildcats of El Dorado to a lone touchdown. Hope by 20 points. Ralesvillonl Paragould— Tlie Bulldogs' showing against the Chicks two weeks ago has convinced us that Paragould is the team lo beat in the Class A division of District 3. Paragould by two touchdowns. Brinklcy at Forrtsl City— Tlie Mustangs surprised everybody but themselves in downing the Helena- Wesl Helena Indians last week it cnuld be that Forrest City lias another dark horse team this year. The Mustangs by three TD's. Osceola at West Memphis — Even Boston Red Sox in '48 though neither of these teams is an • opponent of the Chicks we think NEW YO7IK, Sept. 23. (UP) the game is worth mentioning. (Methodical Joe McCarthy, the Bu Coach Rube Boyce's Scinlnoles arc ialo Irishman who made the Me\ an improved bunch this Fall and shouldn't have too much trouble hero. Osceola by 12 |K>ints. Florida Burs Sick New ' England Race Horses MIAMI, Fla.. Sept. 30. (UP) — All racehorses from Rockhij-han Park. Salem, N. II., were bnrrcr from Florida tracks today on or ilcrs from State Veterinarian J. V Knapp in an effort to prevent th spread of tho dreaded swam fever which struck no horses a Rockingham this Summer. Knapp also ruled that horse from Suffolk Downs, Lincoln Down. Narragansott Park, and Pascoa Park—other New England track — must pass blond tests before the caii race in Florida this winter. .McCarthy to Manage president Branch Hiclccy was counting on 19-lft, hut the Brooklyn Dodgers got together and made Ihis Ihu year, advertise the fact with the numbers on the back's of, left lo right, shortstop Pec Wee Heese uiid oulficklera Arky Vauyhati, Uuke. Snider and Pete Hciser. Look Qut Below! ., • ' y~?'h'< M^fff^vi ,-"/:^{/^ t «< "'<* ~'<*>'A Meroney Gets Short End of Grudge Fight Bill Canny, the boxing beauty of Independence, Knns, knocked cut Mike Meioncy or Dlylhevillc, promoter of .the American Legion's wrestling shows here, in the fifth round of their scheduled eight round grudge match at the Legion Arena last night. Big Bill VMS too much lor the diminutive match maker hut Mer- roncy nut up a game fight until the fatal fifth rolled around. Handicapped by 20 pounds difference in weight ant! 11 years difference j in age, Meroney literally boxed the i Kansas slugger all over the ring in the first three rounds ljut Canny's tactics got the best of him in the fourth round. Herbert .Langston of Dycrsuurg, Tenn.. representative for the Mid- South Booking Agency who officiated the match, was all set to give Meroney the bout after Canny had fouled the cflicial several times in the fourth round, but Meroney turned thumbs down saying "no disqualifications, let him Memphis Mayor's Office Described as 'Durigson' MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sapt. 30. IUP> — E. 11. Crump, Memphis political leader and former mayor descr.V cd the mayor's office today as a "dungeon" and a disgrace to the city. "Memphis needs a ncv mayor's of:icc and needs it now," Crump said. "It was a dinky place when I was mayor in 1010." Crump said the city has tripled in population, but the office, now occupied by Mayor Jim Ploasants is still a "dungeon" and a "'Jinky place." New Source is Found For Recruits to Grid Squads of the Future FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Sept. 30. (UP) — Tho University of Arkansas fcinlball trainer, Sammy Larrk- foi'd, thinks the Razorbacks have' Meroney""was'sprawledTon ihc cini- thc answer tn the problem of re- , VH ss from a right haymaker to tile cruiting ballplayers. j j«w by Canny who had bounded "Another two decades." Sammy off the ropes to give the blew mo- says, "and there mny be no need menlum. cratic Leader E. H. Crump's suggestion today as a possible solution to the national fooil problen 1 . Crump said the situation could be solved by seining the country's i-Ivera with giant nets pulled by tugs. "If the United States government were to permit steel and rope seines in all the rivers ami-streams throughout America with tugs to pull them in," crump said, "tlicu- v.'oultl be enough fish to feed the country for a long time." go." And exactly one minute liter for recruiting players. There may be enough offspring of Ra'/crback football players to fill the ranks." Lankford based his comments on the recent rash of babies in. the Arkansas football camp. The If.t- est is a seven pound husky born to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rcichcri.. Arkansas fullback. Other recent baby Hn/orbacks were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Scott and Mr. ami Mrs. Aubrey Fo.vlcr. Two-year-old Peter Edgar sncnkcd into a fonr-ycar-old swimming nnd diving class in Houston, \viis diving for stones in five fi-el o£ . water bcfcSre the instructor discovered his oue, or lack of it- Brooklyn Fans Eye Catching Jinx as World Series Opens Blytbeville Checker Team Defeats Missouri Quartet A Blytlicville checker team composed of Harry I.utes, Bill Stevens, B. Baldridgc and John Foster, defeated a Hornersville, Mo., team 103 to 23 at Hornevsville. Sunday. Harry Lu'cs was high scorer for the Blytheville team winning every game that he played. Four other teams from Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas also participated in Sunday's play. One of the largest crowds in the history of the show witnessed the grudge battle. All seals of the Arena were occupied arrd the aisles separating the ringside seals from he general admission section we.'e Jacked with .spectators and it was ilmest Impossible for the prcforrn- crs to pick their way from the dressing rooms lo the' ring. In the wrestling bout that preceded tho main event. Joe Welch downed Red Roberts in the final .wo falls to claim victory after Roberts had taken first with a Japanese headlock. Ily <:,\IU, LUNIHJUIST (United Vrcss Sports Writer) NEW YORK, Sept. 30. (UP)— Six long years they have waited and as the fateful time for revenge drew today, the faithful minions of Brooklyn wondered if onue again he ciitching jinx would catch up .vith ' their Dodgers. One finger, the long tall sore one 511 the throwing hand of (heir solid sophomore receiver, bruisin' Bruce 'dwards, might mean the difference lefween victory and defeat as the Dodgers square off in the World Well, there is our masterpiece of guesswork. But excuse me now as ville. N. C. ,Tri-s"late League team 1 ' 1 ," a , v ? > '°. e °, n " d ^, c nttcd fo1 ,' a new .is the newly-acquired catcher. '•-'--'•-'•> .--i—> "•-.Dyer Signs Contract ST. LOUIS, Sept. 3D. (UP)—Man- .ager Eddie' Dyer yesterday signed a'oue-year contract to manage the St. Louis Cardinals in 1948. Read Courier News Want Ads. straight jacket. The one I have is beginning to fray at the seams. .Fan mull—To the "daily reader" that honored this column with the letter regarding last week's comment on the Chicks' schedule, I say thanks. But inasmuch as the writer evidently wasn't sure enough, of himself to sign the bit The chances of the ''Beloved Bums" from Brooklyn in the current series might well rest upon such a slender thread as the one which snapped when Owen faltered ill 1941. And Edwards, the cocky kid from the high banks of the ok] Mississippi near Quincy. HL, realized that one bad throw of! his sore hand, one muIE in his big mitt, and H would be Katheiine, bar the door. Edwards, wno Knows that if he isn'b able to handle the chores, he will have to turn the mover to untested Bobby Brngan or rookie Gil YorK Yankees tire greatest ucnmnUJ] Series against Ihe same swasrtier- = _ __ __ winning team in baseball history, j ing Yankees who humiliated them Hodges, is going to do "his bcsT The came out of retirement today to n 1041. ..Dodger fans think his best will be came out of retirement today sign a two-year contract as manager of the Boston Red Sox.' Storm-Damaged Seawall To Be Very Expensive to Replace, Florida Learns JACKSONVILLE. Fla..' Sept. 35 (UF)—Cily officials learned tort.iy thai it will cost between ten find 15 times the original price to re- t:ln:c a seawall rinmnged by hi:?!'. tides of recent storms. Tides have crumbled portions of an 11-mila- lous seven-foot concrete-sea \va!l bo- itween Pontc Vcclrn Bcacli nnd North Atlantic Bjnch. and engineers say it will have to he entirely repl.xccd. City officials voted lo s:etl fp.d- cral aid in repla'in^ the wall 'ind I ?skccl B?n McCormlck. a seawall ! contractor, what i*. \vcuki cost. ! McCcnnick said Hie original wall was built by WPA abuut 1:33-36 at a cost ol $7 a foot. Present constriction costs will j make the replacement piicc -'im o.^I twccn S70 and silo a loot, lie sakl. ! He didn't add up the total co,s; [of the project. .Fireman Casey icst catcher In the major leagues, | ejiresents one definite margin of •uperiority the Dodders enjoy in a | Wheat fanning employs more ositio"n-by-position comparison.'i; co !' lc throiijrhout the world than vith the Yankees, yet he definitely do ^ ull >' othcr l«>''»8 occupation. New Theater Manila's Finest Shows KVKRY NIGHT Box Opens Week Hays 7:00 p.m Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sal.-Sun. 1 Cont. Showing Crump Suggests Fish Diet As Food Problem Solution — Let them eat fish was Demo- THE TOPS not Vic at his best when the first ball thuds in his big milt. Edwards suffered u split finger in one of the waning games of the l season and while favoring it. in- \ jured another. Whtle Bruce will try • to be the rough, tough durable guy who was willi the tank destroyers In the war and who caught 133 of the 151 Dodger games this season, he definitely will b? at a handicap against the hit;h-ridins Yankee base runners. That the Dodger catcher should be the key man at such n critical time, and with a sore nitikee, too, Balls the Flalbnsh faithful. It isn't that the fans have anything loose Bruce r the Dodger receiver, but they remember only too well what happened to his predecessor in 19U. Fur that was the your n not her kid catcher. Arnold (Mickey* Owen. like Edwards, was touted a Mar of the Teamsters Union Head Fn Memphis Resigns MEMPHIS, Term., Sept. 30. <UP) — Dexter L. Lewis said today that he had resigned as president of tlie local Te:iiusters Union pending an audit by the union's international headquarters at- Indianapolis. evi is disclosed that Harold Thlrlon of St. IJOULS, who represents the union in Southern Illinois nnd Missouri was appointed trustee, He referred all inquiries on his resignation to Dan Tobin, president of the International Brotherhood cf Teamsters. Asked if his resignation had anything to do with a shortage in the local union, Lewis said: "So Tar as I know persoiially there five no shortages, either actual or alleged. The question of a ] shortage has nothing to do with the i existing situation." Tuesday "SECOND CHANCE" TwenUethCentiiry- Fox Picture Selected Shorts - Wednesday & Thursday "KEEPER of Hie BEES" with Alichael Diunc and Gloria Henry Selected Shorts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. TODAY Tractors Suffer From The Cold r Too! Don't leave your tractor out this winter. You know from past experience that the weather is exceedingly hard on all farm machinery. Play safe! Have your tractor winterized in our modern shop. We use the latest factory approved methods. Then provide adequate shelter for your tractor against the elements. Remember—"A Penny Saved Is a Penny Karned!" FREE ESTIMATES ON ALL REPAIR WORK! 3/2 SOUTH 2ZP ST. PHONE863 ars, was e a a Series. What happened is nnd it's tho kind of history the ' NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS history, won tho , . The Dodders never recovered, and (he Yankees breezed lo triumph in the fifth and deciding yninu. Called to the rescue in '16 game:, , when the Dodgers were in I troubSo this season, Ilu^h C'as^y, above, appropriately wearing a 1 fireman's helmet, won nine and U saved alniosx twice as mony. • Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Also Black;—90 I'roof UAKRETT HAMILTON, INC. Distributors, LiUle Rock Last day for payment of state & county tax without penalty Drainage Taxes are also due now October 1st is deadline for payment of Poll Tax WILLIAM BERRYMAN • Robert RYUH ,il "tow JEFfREfS • Scorje "Gib&n" HAYES Hj^= «EPIO:1H -Slsve BRODI£ • Eillj HOUSE Pjotiaced br NAT HOL1 • tli|*CI«d ty RAt EhKiCHT Scit«Fi*»6jrroimJ(lKaollwl aniGene Lt-il AVarner Bros. N'e\vs and Shorts Wednesday & Thursday "SCARED TO DEATH" (\\\ Technicolor) wilh Ucla Lugosi anil Douftlas Fru-rflc News and Alusical Short Opens at 6:15 p.m.; Starts 7:15 p.' TODAY 'That Way With Womeil H'ilh l>anc Clark. r>TarMi:i Vrckcrs Chapter 3 "The Sea Hound" Also Shorts ' Sheriff and Collector Mississippi County, Arkansas Wednesday & Thursday "JESSE JAMES" with Tyrorc Toner :nnl Henry Fonda Fox Movietone News Also Shorts COMING ,. "DUEL IN THE SUN" October 5 &• 6

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