The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 5, 1948 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 5, 1948
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FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1948 thicks to Meet Hurricanes; >aragould Plays Bay Tonight n Cage Tourney Semi-Finals By Ctorte Clark Courier News SporU Kdlto- JONESBORO, Ark., Mar. 5.—Tile Blythevllle Chick* were left alone carry the cx*ors of Mississippi County in the District 4 Class "A" liinti hool cage tourney being played here following their win and LMchvllle id Manila's loss In qiiiirler-/inal tilts last night. The Chicks won the right to meet the defending champion Jontsboro un-icaiws m the first serm-final game tonight, by drubbing Marked roc's heretofore powerful Indians 58 to 48 in last night's first mntch lie Chicks and lh e Hurricanes are scheduled to do batt! e at 8 o'clocK might, . •• fi.caclU'ilie-5 lanky Lions, second- BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Kentucky Uses Subs to Blast Florida 87 to 31 lace winners in the Mississippi ounty tournament here last week )lded in the final period of their uarter-linnl match with the Para- ould Bulldogs last night, bowing to le Bulldogs by a 34 to 29 score, and le Manila Lions, third place Winer in the county, lost a heart- reaker to the Bay Yellow Jackets . y a 27 to 25 count. LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 5 (UP! Manila, the team that surprised ~ Km ^ y 'f, S°»thcasteYn Confer- I'eryljody with a first-round upset P nce bask etball foes Imd even less Ictory over the second-seeded Tru- Florida, considered :oming SEC quintet, an up-and- never had a by Newt Tice, Bay center. The scrappy Lions, tourney under- ogs, whipped through the first ~ ° M .....«. s ,i C , L -[ ilttu * iree quarters in'grand fashion to cha " cc - The Kentucky regulars roll- ain a 24-20 lead 'as the fourth ~ l "" ° ""-" '—* ' - " ' ' tanza o[>ened but fate frowned on " i """"<^ «"u men icit n 10 tnc hem as the seconds slowly ticked subs to handle the rest of the game Way. In the fatal fourth frame Aluham* fniiriii.»»H./i i« .>.. 'oach Charles Jolllff's aggregation cored only one free throw while he Yellow Jackets were accounting ar seven poiuts which plainly pelled victory. Chicks' Tricks Pay Off While the Manila-Bay scrap was * n<t Tenr i«se« coasted to a 1 ermed as the tourney's thriller the ° ver • M ' s5is5l PPl State. »ns' best show came in the Blv'thr. Today's quarter-finals fin ins 1 best show came in the Blythe- '.r.T "• ille-Marked Tree tilt as the Chicks Prohibitively ut loose with a streak of sleight- "' "" t-hand shooting that met with the pprovai of everybody, excepting laybe the Indians. The Chicks looked great ofTenslve- V as they whipped shots In from U angles and their defensive game, Kdjfh not up to par with that of heir first tourney contest, was good. :enter R. B. Hodge led the Tribe's ffensive attack with 16 tallies and ,'ns also a stalwart on defense. His sft-hand hook shots knocked the otlom out of the bucket and his e-bound work under both goals ept tht Indians off-balance all ight. Other top men In the Chicks coring department were forward lob Mullen with 14 tallies and Uard Billy Bab Elliott with 12. But orwards Mullen and Prentis Jer- ilBan were the trick shooters, sink- ug one-hand set shots from just bout anywhere. And Dennle Genry was the Tribe's ace floor man. The Chicks took an early lead, sco r in i 10 points before the Indians could get started. They moved steadily forward, gaining a 15 to five margin at the end of the first period and ran It to a 33 to II halftime lead. The Indians hit their stride in the third period and the jrane turned Into a scoring: duel. kit wns point, for point for the next Fwo Long-Shots Wn To Pay $920 <U Oaklawn Park HOT SPRINGS, Ark. March 5 JJP>— Racing fans are still talking the double-barrel •rouglil in by the long-shot stable- lates at Oaklawn Park yesterday. A S2 daily double ticket on Diesel i.ind, first event winner, and "bunder Eciiu, winner of the sec- nd, was worth $920.60 In the mut- cls. In addition. Diesel Sand's win rice was S56.10, and Thunder Echo ain $66.10. Both were saddled by J. E. Ma miey, Chicago horseman, and botl ntrics were trained Frenchy" Noel. A good Arkansas derby prospect as uncovered yesterday in Mel lash, who defeated seven other iree year olds in the six furlong by Jack Barnes. — "••* •««*uug i ice 11 llowance sixth race. The colt won Griffin nose decision over On The Way Reeves is entry mate, in a thrilling stretch ucl. iieet defeat when Georgia Tech upset the Crimson 46 to 34. In other first-round games, Tulane's second-seeded Greenies over- :ame stubborn Auburn, 41 to 40. ind Tennessee coasted to a 73 to 52 favored id the Kentucky Wilson Girls Win County CageTille Victory Over Ktitcr And Shownte'i Lost To Osceola Ends Row OSCEOLA, Mar. 5.-The Wilson High School girts sextet wa» crown- ' ert basketball champions ot Mississippi County H t the high school gym here last night following Hi M to 30 defeat of Kelser In the finals ol the county girls toimia- ment The win helped the Bulldog sii nlong but the thing that reallj gave them undisputed claim of the crown was Osceola's 31 to 31 d,. /cut of Shawnee Invtlie Coiisoli- tion third-place game. Last night's m»tch«« were replays of games last week which ended in a scoring squabble causing the Mississippi County Athletic Committee to order re-mat- che-i. The game around which the squabble was centered »•«» « semifinal between Wilson and Shaw- dee. Representatives of the two schools Involved agreed on last night's replay and added that should Shawnee win Its game with Osceola and Wilson Its game with Kelser then co-champions would be nn'ii- ed. Osceola's defeat of Shav i 'e decided the issue however. For Wilson, Annie Latham was the stand-out. accounting for 30 of her team's points. Stubbs led Ke^er's scoring with 18. For Osceola, Carolyn I Banister led the way with 26 points followed by Tuggle of Shawnee with 20. Bv virtue of last night's wins 'Wilson' Kelscr and Osceola will represent Mississippi county In district tourney play In Marked Tree next week. Quarter-Final Play Today in Cage Tourney DYESS, Ark.. Mar. s.—PIav In the District 4 class "B" high school basketball tournament being held here moves Into the quarter-final rounds following the com- P' e "° n o' first-round play last niRnt. Four games are on tap for tonight with Dye." PAGE SEVEN • '$!• (: \ . ^-\ I] ' A ^ i i* *V Ip j,< *:.-•*&, ; ^\«<i 1 M? j» i i > i*.;9 L *«i J Two of the great n 'V Cage Title Series Tied as Hays Wins Tilt I lays store Oroccrs suwrt buck into the win column nnrt into a I e for (he "Y" Icncne i-hnni)>loii- snip with H convlnolnit .11-39 di-cl- Mon ovc-r Ihc t>ny Klcli tngen .it lhe Armory, in Hi,, wconcl Kninc of the ptuy-off serifs. Switching iliclr us,,,,) s i m( | n ,, llne-iii) liy usiiiR A. C. niinch nt Biwrrt and a. ttmu'li nl forward Hie Oroci'rx <|ii!ckly tissuim-d com-' main! 1,1 (he K nme umi never U)l( seriously llirrntniMl. They nmnM erf 10 unliUs before tho Molormen were nble to rind Die hoop nnd lort by 13-0 nl the quarter, 21-15 m the half and 31^ nt the close of the third period. The Klehers, bntllln x |,ur<l to win this one and new up the championship, lucked this punch unit lhe polish draionslnitcd In (hdi- last mooting, missing numerousi,el U|)R nnd ollioiwhc appeared oft the, form showed In previous mocilnns "I lhe> two teams. The Hnys tcnm. on Ilir oilier linml took thltiifs In stride mu'viK ihelr shots count nnd were not im cicr the pressure of previous KnnH s A. C. and Glen Hunch Uvii tor orliiK honors with M pi>ln!s ciich nnd wen- rlo.srty followed |,y \! ni'B "nil Jones with la om'ii In n prellmlnnry giuni' the \V|iU field Service Slnlioii five <tcfr,iircl l.uxorn 2P to 2>l. Dyess nt i.marn led scoring of both leiims with I' points followed I... Munis of Wakt Held with D. The line-tin: • Hays Slum (51) I'ns. (:|[1) |, (ly quint meeting Lousiana State, which drew a first-round bye. Lesnevich Will Moke Last Title Defense Tonight NEW YORK. March 5 (UP)— More than 18,000 fans were expected to pay about S125.000 to watch grand old Otis Lesenevlch make his last defense of the world ' light heavyweight championship tonight In a return bout with blackjack Billy Fox at Madison Square Gard- eh. Muffin-faced Gus, who stopped young Fox In the 10th round of] L ' ast n| ehfs play was restricted their first fight slightly more than to lower bracket teams with four Meads Clothiers Lead Teams in Bowling League The Meads Clothiers and tho Knighls of Columbus, two leading teams in the Blythevllle Bowling League, ran their victory strings to is and 1« games respectively by winning their tilts in league play last night. The Clotl.-iers. bonsllng a team ! average of 148 pins for the season, blasted the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company four three straight j contests In last nights' first set and the KC's rietcated Phillips Motor Wilson at , Cormick at nine. "' Last night's play was - ten AAA three"str'alBht. and the G. O. Saliba Cafe sound defeated the Rnzortack Drive-in three out of a year ago, announced recently that "win or lose" tonight he never would attempt to pare down to the 175-pound limit. The champion from Cliffslde, N. J., was favored at 8-5 to make a successful fourth defense of his title, despite his age of 33 and despite his weight-making difficulties. Also despite Fox's remarkable record In 51 professional fights. Sandy-haired Lesnevich was favored over the Philadelphia Negro because four straight victories In 1947 won the "fighter of the year" award from the New York Boxing Writters Association and, at the same time, indicated thai the champ was fighting In peak form. Besnier. a Frenchman, made a successful flight In the nth century, by pumping and kicking with artificial wings. ; . 'o periods as the two teams battled : out offensively but the Chicks' :ad was just too great and the In- ians never seriously threatened. Valker, Indian forward, was the ig man of the night, sinking 27 flints including 11 out of 13 free hrows. Maxfleld gained runner-up ojiors for the Indians with 13 larkers. For Leachville. forward Jack Nelon was the offensive ace, leading iis team with nine tallies. How- vcr, Bresharse, Paragould forward, opped high-point honors in the ame with 13 markers. Leachville commanded the game or the first half, gaining a 16 to 3 lead at the Intermission period, lilt Paragould moved to the front arly in the third stanza and went *•"«" uniy one oiner semi-nnai nit n from there to their first tourney Is on deck for tonight. Bay and Paragould wilj supply this entertainment with the winner meeting the I **..*. CaL.i. victor of the Chicks-Hurricane L.OnQOnOf S c 'asn in the finals tomorrow night. Box scores: Blylherille (59) Poi, Mk. Tnt («)' Mullen (14) F (27) Walker Jernigan (B) F Gienn Hodge (16) c... (1) Glidewell Gentry (6) G Singleton Elliott (12) G... (13) Maxfield Substitutions: Blytheville — Du- victory. For Manila it was forward David East leading the way wHth 11 points followed by J. T. Harris and Joe Threlkeld with five each. Cooper led Bay's scoring with nine points followed by Gillian-, with seven. Beside the Blytheville-Jonesboro clash only one'other semi-final tilt County downed Qreenway ol Clay 38 to M with Tech High of plra- gould drubbing Nettleton 32 to 25 In the second contest. Tyronza nosed by CrawfordsvilH 45 to 43 in the third game, the best of the evening and Hulbert- West Memphis lost to' McCormlck 36 to 31 in the nightcap. Semi-final play | S scheduled to begin tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock with - the finals scheduled for tomorrow night. By virtue of •irst-round showings, Dyess, McCor- mlck and Marmaduke are listed as' tourney favorites. , all of flic Chitwood team turned in the best score of the cve- , nlng with a high- of 215 pins while • Wendell Eaton of Van Patten's and Father Francis McDevitt of the KC's gained runner-up honors with -.85 each. , Meads had the highest team average of the evening with a 152 mid Cafe was second with 145. standings: Wrong Door I^atal LA PORTE, Ind. (UP)—Ed Flitter left his stalled automobile on a busy highway and walked into a nearby farmhouse for help. He opened the wrong door, stumbled over a step and fell down the basement stairs. He was dead when the occupants of the house reached nim. _ ' Teams K ot C j Meads Saliba Cafe . Chltwoods . . •Van Patten . Raxorback . . Bell Telephone Per Won Lost Cent IS IS 14 11 10 B t Phillips Motor .... 4 5 8 7 10 II 13 15 17 .162 .111 .667 .521 .471) .381 ,28(! ,190 Perfect Alibi, tc:- Once FORT .WAYNE. Ind. (UPi— Jerry Danehy wore a string on his finger all day w.lhout being able to rto what lie was supposed to rcmem- | her. Mrs. Danchy had foruottcJl to give him the letter to mall. i i, * ouu^utunons; aiyinevnie — uu- Vfshi clos (1), Hardy (2), Wyatt, Berry. and Simon. Marked Tree— Hulcy! Paragonld (34) Pos. Leachville 129) Tripod (2) ...... F ..... (g) Nelson Bresharsc (13) .F ...... (5) Aaron Cooper (6) ..... c.... (4> Anthony Ballard (4) ..... G.... Turpin (8) ..... G.... Substitutions : Wallace, Stage, (4) J. Welch ... (6) Shownes Paragould— Dcvoll, McNutt (1). and , , . Turner. Leachville— E. Welch (1), Madison, Scott, Metheny, and Bay (27) Gilliam (7) (9) (6> .. (5) Pos. Manila (24) ...F (U) East ...F...(3) M. Harris ..C. (5) J. T. Harris ..G... (5) Thrclkcld G (2) Wilson ..... ..... Substitutions: Bay — Bcycrsdorf and Holt. Manila— Wagner. Cere's the Best Offer On Auto Pointing to Be Found Anywhere In This Section! Your Choice of Painr Brands FLOWERS BODY SHOP It's Our Guarantee That Counts LOCATION: ITS South Lilly Street Martin & Boydston Presents Rubber Footwear ATI PRICE Here's a real ehanct to MI e! ALL NEW MERCHANDISE, ma ,ic by the Goodrich Rubber Company, America', kadlni manufacturer of Knbbcr Footwear. The« are numbers that we plan lo discontinue from .lock ... So buy them now at an unusually k>w price! Reg. $10.95 Hip Length Red tf> wr A SPORTING BOOT-— O 50 Reg. $5.00 Black eg. . Black *4trA KNEE BOOT ---- *2 50 R«g. $9.95 Hip Length Black tflAT SPORTING BOOT-- $ 4 95 Martin & Boydston "Everything for Men and Boys" Importers Stymied By "Made in Japan" 'SEATTLE (UP) _ The public smiis to object only to one thin:; nbout Japuiiosc Roods. Tlml is, "nuvtlc In Jixjinn." Tliiit's Ibc lament of Trulson nnd Siinclcrlaiid, Seattle ImnorlCE's. Tliey are tlie post-war bntch r,f American business men who have been Granted a government permit to Uncle with ,]»imn. AccoriUns to W. W. Trulsoii, one ol the iirlinnry cnuses for tlw trickle of Japanese goods Into this country and the apathy or llu buyer ts American mciuory. "Tlml, nnd the JnpnncKe memory." Americans, npjmicnlly, luwen't been able yet to cull up memories of "Madam Bultcrlly" or cherry trees when they come across » "made In Japan" trade mark. Japanese exporters realize tliat. he said. That Is why Trulson and Suiidcr- land confine themselves to raw materials like rapesccd becnusc it's 1 rood team of th« nation. Slelnecke, the Wixardi ill-foot one-inch floor general, U a one- hand shot and clown who got his basketball experience while playing for DePauJ UnJferaKf a* Chicago. Another stalwart, of the be-whl§- kercri RlnnU Is Jim KeUer, a tin- hall hurlcr from the Pacific Gout L.'flgue whote contract U owned by the Boston Bravet, KeUer, alx- fcct five-Inches in height, hold* down the pivot post for the Wtztrt* and Is their defensive star. O. Uinwli tl4) F Mehing (12) ..!•', Plereo i:ii ..., c: . A. Hunch (M) CI . an . ,ci , . t?> Challn .101 It.iktvilrnu 1 ... 112) JOIHVI uli i.utcs (fil Hill Subs—Loy Klch—Kicks itt). r. O. Srrvlrr Never I'iilh CONNHKSVILLE, Ind. HIP) — Hen McKenny. n city inntl carrier lost his glasses during the Clnlsl- mns inntl rush, lie recovered thorn from Ft. Worth, Tc.s, He hml dropped the spectacles and case Into n mall bug sent to lhe Ume star .State. ImpOMlblc to stnmn. The Jii])nnesfl Irado mark Is not the only problem. "J.ipiin knows nuv inntcrliiln nre her best, bet. but she't iMioiiRil to Krt slnrlcil." 'Vnilson -.snld. ! Tnilson wniils roilnu ings from I Jnpnn In excliiinnc lor biilliltnit imitci-lnls, Hut. where Japnnesn used (o colled, wnsh, cut nnd b.ile worn- out cotton clothing ror export before tlie w;\r, now ihey still we>r them. Shots like this one hy Nulrc Dninu's l.eo B.nrnhorst oniihU'il (hi- Irish to slop Nmv York iJnivor,^il>''s I't'hliu-kahlt 1 \vin- iiini' shfin ill iil. Wiilrliiiiij hi'lplf.ssly Me 'Adulph Sc'lmyi-s (•I) nnd Don Funiinn Ct). The K-.-ul <-lnuii;cd l wni | s ju || m ,, s hrforc Noire Diiinc won, fi-l-50 whilr 1HJ-I35 fans watched nt' Mjidison ,Sriitar»? I'tnrtlt-n' Professional Cage Teams to Compete On Osceola Court Tho WhUkcrert Wlznrrlt, one of the nation's top protessionni bns- kathnll tcnms. will meet the Ar- kiinniis niooillionnds o[ Jniuvsnora In n sperinl exhibition s»mn nt Iho. Osci-oht uiKli School gym to- nlKhl nt fl o'clock, Pncc<l hy Hill stclni-cke, former innjor ICHRUD ontcher with the Nr\v V'ork YnnkcM. Detroit TlReri nnd tho I'lttslmrnh pirates, the Wl- zards nio considered as the t No. This Is It! Naturally Golden Naturally Smoother Naturally . Dry-cst BARREH HAMILTON, INC. Distributor LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Diilillcil from American Grain, 90 Proof Sc»8r»Trt-Disiil]<:r* Corp,, N.Y BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY ^A^LL WHITE THEATPF TODAY and 'TOMORROW ADMISSION: Adults 50c Children .... 25c Tax Included ~ THiATRE LUXORA Pride of the Community" nut <2«i Opens at «:JO p.m.; 8UrU 7:N mj Friday & Saturday 'Bod Men of Miitouri" wJth Dennis Mnrean and Jane Wynuc Serial: "Secret Agent" Ne. t Also Short! 8nlur<1uy Midnite Show .Starts at 10:30 p. m. "I Stole a Million" wllh (irorite Kafi and Claire Trerv Alu> Shorta Sunrlny and Monday "Gone With tht Wind" (In Technicolor) with t'lurlc fiable, Vivien l*l,h utul Leslie Mo ward Warner News; Abw ShurU New Theater Manila't Finest Showi KVKRV NIGHT Roi Opem Week Da;a 7:W f.m Matinee Butnrit.j * Sand*; Sit.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cent Showta* Friday "Return of Rin Tin Tin" with Donald \Vood.i and CUudia Drakt Also Short.*! "Last Days of Boot Hill" with Charle< Starred, Smiley BurntlU Selected Short* Snturdsy Owl Show "I Lov« Troubl." with Kninrluil Time and Janet BUfc Also Sliort Subject* "SINGAPORE" with ('red MncMurray and Ara Gardo*r Alw Selected Short. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday 'Song of the Drifter" wilh .Ilmmy Wakely Cartoon and llth Chapter • of "Perils of JV'joka" SATURDAY OWL SH&W "In Fait Company" with the East Side Kids 'Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday Tuesday FME, SCREEN'S MIGHTIEST MUSK SHOW, „ UNITED ARTISTS Warner News an4

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