The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 6, 1948 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 6, 1948
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Hoop-Happy Hurricanes Down Chicks in Semi-finals of i District 4 Cage Tournament Br Georrc Ctark Cwrfcr New* Sporte Editor ^JONESBORO. Ark, March 6.-Jone 8 boro High School's noop-happr Hurricanes raced unchecked to the finals of th«, District 4 ,CU« j"A". High School cage toume?h e re ta't n |Jht by wrecking the scrappy Blytheville Chicks 70 to 40 in a Mou-iiiUil fracas. B Vr v n° f ' e ' lun 7 i »K Hurricanes will take wn* • w the finals at 8 °' clo <* tonight. won the right to participate in the championship 'contest by nosing out the FaragoiiM Bulldogs 35 to 24 in a lead-swaw- ping .pine-tickling contest that was won in he fnui f?ve seconds of play. * The Y«Uow Jackets won the con- M« In the same manner that tlicy defeated to* Manila rjons Thursday night, on a last second field goal from jo-feet put by center Newt TKe. The game was tabbed M the tourney's best as the two team, battled nip-and-tuck for almost four full quarter!. I**t night's Jonesboro-Blytheville engagement -was" almost a replica Canny Teamed With Roberts In Mat Tangle sively.but somewhat lax on defensive play. The Chicks enjoyed only one short lead, In the first Bin' Canny - Class BCagers Play Semi-Finals Dycis, Mormodukc, Stanford, Tyronza for TitU BLITHE TILL! (ARK.) 1 Ark 'J. M " r ' '— Dy " 5 ' - armaduke and Tyromca, »d_ semi-finals of Class " the - • - "••»«, in uic ursL luiiii ij period when they garnered three program ^^ jV'iS g ? a ' S to move ' The ahesd of the Hurricanes a t margin. «ikk Rally Falls Short But from that point on ^- .. ..„.,. nmu j/\i|lll" UJl tllC Chick, couldn't do much more than fight back >s the galloping Gold Snlrts shifted into high gear Tlie Hurricanes immediately tied the wore on corrective field goals by center Everett Johnston and guard Ruin Barrett and then went on to gain a l« to 11 lead at the e of th* first stanza. The chicks rallied briefly In the •econd quarter but nothing like enough to really bother the Hur- ricmnei. Jonesboro fought off the rally and then opened up with another scoring drive that kept the basket net swishing constantly. Halffune found the Chicks trailing by a 31 to 19 count, a 12- polnt lead that was never surpassed. The third quarter proved somewhat slower as both teams quiet- ened down to more or less defensive play but in the fourth period they were off again taking turns at pushing the ball through the hoop, Tlie bar, facts are that it was experience against gamcncss anti aii usual, experience won out. The Chicks fought back gallantly a nd at one or two points during the game had the Hurricanes worried but in reality they were no match tor the accurate-shooting Jonesboro fiv .?*! Storing Duel T ._• g ue Little Charley Stephens, the Hur{1™""' ma| n C °K »nd R. B. Hortge. the Chicks' stalwart cented. staged their own private scoring duel with Stephens barel,, winning out. He counted so tallies to gain hlgh- "cortng honors while Hodge was Pushing dose behind with 19 Bob Mullen of the e " the chicks was tournament here last night by winning quarter-final games. Semi-final play Is being held this morning with Dyess meeting Stanford at 10 o'clock and Tyronza "aymg Marmaduke at 11 o'clock Winners of these two games will meet In the tourney finals for the district championship at t o'clock onight. • Dyess advanced to the seml-fi- >als by sweeping past Marlon 30 o 14 In the first quarter-final natch last night. The Eagles, em- >loying a mne defense most of the vay, made tlie fast-moving Marlon ive slow down to almost a walk In aklng the victory. Charley Dean paced the Eagles In point making with nine tallies Bnruttl led Marlon with seven. William Jacobs and Carroll Rogers of the Eagles also accounted lor seven markers. Tlie Wilson Bulldogs, Mississippi County's only other entrant lo survive first-round play, fell before « stubborn Stanford quintet 37 to 32 in last night's second match. The Bulldogs got off to a slow start allowing Stanford to gain a 17 to 7 first period score and were never able to catch up. Newberry of Stanford led in scoring with 12 tallies followed by two --- --. ,,, ,. u , lttlui lutt-uyi-u teammate.". Smith with 11 and' grappler. Tlie Mid-South Agency Go'nes with 10. Laliue paced the in Memphis wlilch handles the Bul ldogs with 10 points and Hale booking of all wrestlers In this lnade seven. . vicinity recently rated 'ilm as a In the other two quarter-final capable wrestler In the light-heavy- Batches last night Marmaduke ' too k Tech High of Paragould 42 to 36 and Tyronza came (rom behind In the last two periods to beat out McCormick 39 to 28. J ---n"v vv< tniigic; Wllll Frank Hlckey nnd Joe Welch In the tag match feature of the American Legion's weekly wrestling team ha . .... uiiiujj I til HI IIHS to | has been absent from the ring here for several months. However. Rob- cits appeared here last week when a two-way battle taking on both Bob DeMarce nnd Mike Chacoma m scporatc matches. And Canny made an Individual showing sev- ,, ., "' St '°'' Rg °' s »Pl«arcncc will be the ' a c a»fornl«-born Spotlight Is on South in Finals Of Regular Basketball Season Tl« MorUrtr fret* oporl, Writer) 6. <U P rth c.rolln. sae , th * flna; » «' Conference tournament sth Southern 'orlte to sweep through the finals of the Southeastern Conference North Carolina State alrearlv named to New York's national Invitational tournament, reached t c Southern finals at Durham N o /MI night by dumping a stubborn North Carolina team, 55 to 50. Duke rallied in the .second half lo top Dav dson, 53 to 37, in lUs semifinal round. Kentucky, w i,| ch is hunting in filth consecutive Southeastern title must first face Tennessee in tils' arternoon's semi-final play l t Louisville, Ky., provided the Adolph lupp shooters get by Tennessee, hey will thc/i meet the winner of the Georgia Tech-Tulane seml-fl- Ifll. Tennessee loomed g s u, e most pi'lous threat to Kentucky's title chances. The Vols showed a spark- M ]L_ offetlse , a f th . e ?', turned back Kentucky „ , ,, Louisiana state, 63 to 47. last night, 81 to 62 meanwhile, rolled nail Kayos Fox in Opening Round NEW YORK, March «. (O P ,_ Chnmpion Gus Lesnevlch havin, disposed definitely of chalSn™? ' y ' <he qi " Ckm k '- Commissioner Conscious During Spa Racing ROCK, Mar. «. rehi rch .would assure a breaking mulue! handle at ner<r-iodaT ° th ° A ' Cook said , H " l , m ?^ e tlle Prediction even f ,y? n ' he amount handled he first 10 days of the 1943 spring was »100,000 less than the neTms^rr'd* year ' Whllc bu «'days of the meet, Cook said *u Picked up noticeably on SU m y ternoons this week. »"""/ JATUKDAY, MARCH ^,1943 Eddie Dyer Singles Out Dodgers XT~ Team to Beat But Includes His Cards crown defense against Ej £™ ™, Jl 1 Yanke * "tadium in July „,?''?.,33-year-old champion / f oni Cliffside. N. J., knocked out young Fox at 1:68 of the first'round "al! "'">•' before a sellout crowd of 18- cnzied fans at Madison Square Carolina Stale Never in the 45-year history of the light heavyweight diylslou had a title fight ended in the first round until Referee Prankie Fullam count ed out the Philadelphia Negro as he ay sprawled on the canvas for the •second time. U was ironic that 22-year-old Fox •should have been Hie victim in this •ecord-bi-cnking kayo; for Fox hlm- 912 Mr II COW' 1 * Vlth $3,158...... e sanie P« ri <xl last year lhe state's collections from "all source., so far has amounted to in 19 com Pared with $185,917 By Leo H. Petersea Press SporU Editor) EBSBURO, Fl«., Mar. 8. le Dyer, who lias a nen- H,,h fi ,'"' nfnti a scrond 11«™ club to show for his two seiLsons as a major league manager .singled out lhe Brooklyn Dodger* today as the club to beat in the 1948 National League pennant race But he didn't sell his own St Louis Cardinals short and lie also ;)Ut the Boston Braves and the New york Giants right up there in Die running. inf'L',"* ',"J hc era"dstand watch- al ;y ,* ) * U « .than third? riniri 8ht ' uke a |0( * »t tti £*"& SIT ?"< Bra ™ «' Dark pennant."' "* v * won th nln h1av f ll 't seen this Alvl, Play ball, but there l s on. thing if nt —and * can tell you and that"i| rl ?, ys ., sno ''<- < itop like hi football for Louisiana Stall I officiated in a lot o| able kept N. C. up close during t o[ the game and scorers with 19 points. Dickey was bedridden witli list were hammered there bv ,-.,most o-HhV-wme-and 'topped "nl oTp-b'"^ "±'' "I" 1 °" l " c "*'» scorers with m nn < n i.. ' 01 rev. 28. 1947, when Jersey Oils (stopped Pox in the 10th round of their lii-st title bout. temperature of 103 id was not l weight class. Two one-fall preliminary matches are slated to precede the tag match main event Hickey taking on canny In the first and Roberts meeting Welch In the second. with 13 markers and ««tu --......iv.!, uuugttn Aocr- S^l y \ S^ Barre 't «"d Bob Bcott of the Hurricanes were fourth wth 10 points each fr^ f°2V, e>iminal ^ the Chicks from further competition in the cage tournament and olficinlly marked an end lo their 1947-48 se.i- «on giving them a season record of m*"!? , Rg ? mst ei S ht losses. How- eter. It Is believed that the Chicks stand a good chance of receiving invitation to compete in the Eleven Go to Post In Spa Handicap For $5,000 Purse HOT SPRINGS, Ark,. March 6 (UP)—Eleven thoroughbreds wer scheduled to go postward today in the first running of the $5,000 addei King Cotton handicap. Tlie King Cotton will be over th mile and 70 yard course, and In eludes a formidable field. Entries included Mulll'nger Ma truh. Flng Drill, Ample Reward, Cid Play Baden's Pal, Golden, 'morn Tubby B., Take Wing, First De Bree and Skim. The three-furlong track rccora came close to falling yesterday when Teaj;oy flew past 11 other maiden two-year-olds just a fifth of a second oil the 1938 record set by Odessa Beaulnh. Teapoy was clocked over a fast track in 34.3 seconds. She paid $4.60 . state tournament 'Mar. 18-20 In Little Rock nt ames Fisller slat «' 'n-'t night that should the Chicks receive the bid, they would accept and added that he had "reasons to believe" the invltntlon would be offered ' Blythevflle. He declined SeTtt ?1 h '' S " rcn *»«" but stated that he should know definitely early next week. tookln l[ Forward lo 154 5 nw H, ttnol " ou S hl J' satisfied with £?«?,? «1 B5 °,? wlth thc Chicks." n,« ' thc , b °i' s showed marvel- J"», '"P 8 ^ f °r me and did the best they could.- that's nil that anyone could expect out of them I'm already looking forward To wm ^ m ' ,? nd hopil) s lh "i it one." eqUa ' y " good ns l "is And with that statement Conch season •*««« »» *«ks on his ihst SI * ! a baskitball coach. a season that he can be jus'Iy proud straight. Yesterday's crowd was estimated the m " tue * Score: Stephens (20)'!r! Johnston (10) o (Ml Bly'villc •••(131 Mullen Illinois Man's Pointer Wins Field Trials Title GRAND FUNCTION, Tenn,, Mur, S. (UPi-Thc pointer Peter Rmskl was the surprise $1,500 first prize winner today of the 194B National Field Trials Championship. The new champion of the bird dog world was selected from a field of 28 pointers for his performance Wednesday morning over the muddy course of the famous Ames Plan- i ""i? . un "«™l<i<:<J little pointer, handled by Ray Smith, ran his winning race witli one of the finest ground styles eve r seen in a Na tional HO pointed 10 times and showed birds on nine. The seven-year-old Peter is from the kennels of R. H Waush of p» orla, III. Razorback Net Team Scheduled for SWC Play Bandits Get $14,000 Payroll at Hospital PITTSBURGH, March 6. (UP) — Bandits terrorized two cashiers and 12 other employes at Allegheny General Hospital yesterday and fired four wild shots as they scooped up an estimated $14,000 payroll and escaped In a stolen automobile manned by an accomplice. Miss Elizabeth Bruck, 32, and Robert Chalmers, 65. were paying em- ployes on the ground-floor of the hospital when two men entered. Miss Bruck said one of the men "pushed a gun across the counter smiled and told me this Is a stickup. He fired a warning shot into the wall." Chalmers said he Iricrt to grab the , ^ „, JUI , mitt WHS IIQL expected to be ready for tonight's, Nei "'«' Fo * "or his manager dash. " ; Frank (Blinky) Palermo. attempt- Kentucky experienced little trou- I cd any alibls - In . sporting fashion, We rou- with L. S. U. Rupp's varsity j " lc >' accepted this defeat d.s snurfarl lt\ n An tn. *n i._i* ! plmmtiinn *v!ir» l\ift m- . ..,.„. V_M -j-j n -ivj LU 4^ JJUU- time lead, allowing the reserves to carry on during most of the second half. . The Holy Cross Crusaders, biding hpir ffnno tvnfnfn ^«*-__jj~ .1. ., 10 had by a Ills »•.- nu.j o t o« ^rusaaers, omnig i ucancvicn naa entered the ring- a their time before defending their ; 13-5 favorite, despite weigh-makhv N.C.A.A. til -•"v. 1-iui tU Ills, despite age and despite the increasing difficulties of paring down to the 175-pound limit. Lesnevlch had entered the ring a r me eore defending their ; 1-5 favorite, despite weigh-makhv .A.A. title In two wee.ks, made difficulties that caused five trips a premature visit to New York to the scales al yesterday's weigh-in last night, swamping the New York, before lie could lake off an exces.- A C. Club 80 to 37. for their 17th quarter of a pound and register the Wildcats Near 5th Straight SEC Cage Title LOUISVILLE, K y.. March 6. (UP) —Kentucky's monopolistic Wildcats were one step nearer their fifth consecutive Southeastern Conference basketball title today after winning from Louisiana State without, extending themselves last niglrt, 63 Second-seeded Tulane. the onlv . - - ---... .^JUK uu in uiti «—••. Head by a batted ball, Dyer sized 1 ; " An< i "icn they'll be up the clubs this w a y/ P.S the - Dodgers L r d Naturally, with all their depth,! Giants. And thev'could well he »?nnl' ""n SPee<t J '° U lli>Ve l ° 5t "»e rC " fih f01- tlle l'h along with Brooklyn. But we few — . , p""! ls ~T»wcr and Boston is niiKhty dangerous." The Giants, he recalled, were the only club to beat the Cardinals over the season last year—they broke even with the Dodgers My," ho exclaimed, "how those Giants murdered us with their hit- ttng last year, particularly at the 'Polo Grounds. We couldn't ben "A^H °'' stc?n! a hal1 same there 11, ! i j you cal1 ' 1 discount {i ^ M , of " mvcr tne y have, the kind that we and the Dodgers have, too, you just can't overlook thos. raves, just look at the records o "They have two of the best pit chcrs ai baseball in Johnny Sail straight win. Semi-Pro Teams to Meet On Caruthersville Card CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. March 5.—A double-header cage game will be played here Sunday afternoon witli the main event featuring the Arkansas Bloodhounds of Joncsboro and the Whiskered Wizards, owned I Whiskered Cage Team Will Play Here Tomorrow . "- — •• •«""*•!, UVIILVU > The Whiskered Wiajti'ds a nm- and managed by Bill steinecke, for- fessionnl basketball team of Chid mer college star and professional -- ' 172-14. 175 pounds. Fox weighed baseball player. The other game will feature the Arkansas state College quintet against a picked team of Southeast Missouri high school coaches. 3n the Arkansas college team will .»..*. ..^ llt i_n v \j £itxu tile "'• "... iiintiiiaaa i;uni:ge ICitm Will cash drawer but one of the bandits' D* J °e Parkinson. Carutliersville shoved him aside and then both robbers raced outside. They fired three more shots while escaping but no one was Injured. Rood Construction Work to Be Curtailed LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. March 6 (UP)—TJie Highs-ay construction program hi Arkansas will be curtai 1 ed until late in 1948, Highway Director J. c. Baker told a Monroe County delegation here yesterday Baker said that tlie department >had committed all surplus construction money accumulated during World War 11. "We now are operating entirely on current revenues," He said. Mi- Baker pointed out that the next >ayment into the construction fund will not be made until late in November or early December. The delegation, headed by State Senator Alt Brown of Clarendon was t 0 [d that the Highway Depart- ncnt would work with county oili- cials in repairing a short detour lear Clarendon. The detour carrier rafiic around construction work low being done on Highway 17. Baker said that a contract tor blac-ktopping Highway -jg j rorn Stuttgart east to its junction with highway 18 probably would not be et before next fall. boy who is attending the college and Is a member of the basketball team this year. The Wizards sre noted for their high-scoring, fast-breaking style of play, and several of the members have gained a wide reputation as clowns and "fancy" ball handlers. The games will be played at the Armory, beginning at 2:30 p.m. ago, will seek victory No. 2 over the Arkansas Bloodhounds of Jonesboro at the Armory here tomorrow mini when the two- teams tangle in the second game of their series. _,, \,IH2 Oil A team given an outside chance to up- • — set the Bluegrass boys, joined Ken- to tucKy in today's semi-finals witli a nlgM. M W1 " ° Ver Va " li «W't last In a morning session today Ken- ucky met Tennessee and Tulai.e tackled Georgia Tech. The winners of those /amas, expected to be Kentucky and Tulnne, meet for the conference crown tonight Tennessee pushed its wav into the semi-finals last night with an easy 81 to 62 decision over Missisj- | ippi. Tech had a harder time over• coming its stubborn traditional foe Georgia, 60 to 57. Adolph Rupp followed his usual ' practice last night with his Kentucky quint, allowing'the first tea-n to roll up a 40 to 21 lead shortly before halftimc and then hamiini the game over to his reserves But when LSU caught fire in the second halt and chipped the Ken- ucky lead to 15 point,, Rupp plavi it safe. He shot His regulars back nto the fray and they choked off the LSU rally in short order. Fishing j s a $5,000000000 dustry in the United states. nny an and Wan-en spahn. They led the le ^jjj.iiiij, j iiuy iva C(lG league in hitting. And do you want *" know why they didn't in- tlle demand of several BlytheviP" . severa ytheviP" The Wizards, led by Bill sticn- basketball fans. Th |s «ame was or eckc, former big league basketball I 'ginally scheduled to be nlavcd n , al catcher and DePaul University athlete, nosed the Bloodhounds 45 to -10 in the first game of their series at Osceola last night. The game was closley played all the way through with victory coming to the Wizards in the last quarter. Coach Stanley Keller of the Bloodhounds stated today that tomorrow night's 'engagement here was booked late yesterday upon -—-— i.**o. Una game was originally scheduled to be placed in sU^Tio^t""*" 6 ^ 1110 Keller slated that he was attempting to line-up two other »o».i independent teams for a preliminary game but that so far his el- forts had been unsuccessful 32 Top Pros Tee Off in Bio Global Fourball Tourney MIAMI. Pla., March 6. (UP) — Thirty-two of. the world's professional golfing greats today began 144 holes of paired match-play in the top tournament of tile winter tour, the $10,000 Miami International Four Ball. The contest has drawn the best ;n its 26-year history. Dciendln* champions Ben Hogan of Hershcy Pa., and Jimmy Demarct of Ojai' Calif., are only mild favorites to repeat. Heading their formidable opposition are South African Bobby Locke teamed with Lloyd Maiigrum. who presently has banked the largest amount of cash from the Winter tour. Both Locke, said by some to be the world's foremost golfer, and his Chicago teammate have averaged 69 strokes a Ka me to date. The Americans are not outshown Besides Hogan, Demaret and Mangru;n, five other Ryder Cup team THEATRE LUXORA Pride of the Communilv" Dial 4261 Opens at 6:30 p.m.; Starts 7:00 p.m Tonight "Bad Men of Missouri' with Dennis Morgan and Jane Wyma Serial: ".Secret Ajjcnt" .No." 9 Also Shorts Saturday Midnite Show Starts at 10:30 p. m. "I Stole a Million" with George Raft and Claire Trevor Also Shorts ,,_ Sun(J i»y and Monday Gone Witli the Wind" tin Techniciilur) with ' 5 Clark Gable. Vivien I.dgh and Leslie Howard Warner News; Also, Short* New Theater) Manila's Finest "i Brown ' Duclos («). Curfew Considered en under l6 m ty streets alter (10), Biir- be ordi- . Ark., March 6 -oach Ccne Lambert has announced that Arkansas' tennis earn »H1 participate in Southwest Conference competition for the first l "«c in the school's history ™c fact that the Southwest teams " Stancl ' ! <» lsl '»i m - ert can count on flve re lettcrmen: Jack Exa , am Files for Prosecutor LI'ITLE ROCK, Ark., March S (UP)—Herrn Northcutt, former at- ^irney for the State Revenue and Highway departments, filed his corrupt practices pledge today as a candidate for prosecuting attorney In the 16th Judicial District He listed his address as Salem. Prc-scnt holder of the office is Barrel! Simpson of Pocahonta^ Covntrles In the district are Baxter Pulton, Izard, Sharp and Han- Does Your Tractor Need Point Look Drab? Rusting? Going Slowly to Ruin? Better let Our Paint Department catch it now - - In addilion < o having the best mechanirliTe^s in lown, our shop is also headquarters for a real tractor paint job. Come in today and gel our price. W e use only the best implement paint— the kind International Harvester gave your tractor when it was made! SOUTH 2»PSr. PHONE863 ^Uy 6-Baylor < hcrc ; ~ Read CouncrKcw5 wl nl AdJ nance last nlghiTit ----- ...,^ *ji s m. lt is a revival of allowed on the streets Una < ccom°pan^ Here's the Best Offer On Auto Pomtinsto Be Found AnywhVre In This Section! ~Si fSESiBSrtt ."vsf » «-, ™ n dll , tatl Zz £~™" *«»X£r, 3>?,'F r "««E s^ s :n^-- "-^t^^-i- Your Choice of Point Brands BODY SHOP BLYTHEVILLE LEGiON ARENA WRESTLING <u < I'RtCE ANWYHERE! Seats or, Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p.m. Every Monday TAG MATCH- BILL CANNY and RED ROBERTS v«nus FRANK HICKEY and JOE WELCH ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30-MINUTE MATCHES Red Roberts Vs. Joe Welch Frank Hickey v fc Bill Canny U- S. open champion; E. j. (Dutch)' Harrison of Little Rcok, Ark.- Herman Keiser of Arkon. O.; Clayton Heafner of Charlotte, N. C - and Sam Sneed of Hot Springs, Va - — —-•-' • .ww p-n Matinee Saturday & Sunday Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showlnj LYTHEV I LLES ONLY* ALL WHITE TKEATPF j-ost Times Today! •IN rm MOST SAVAGE PKTciKe EVER et HOWARD HUGHES' j fffriina PRODUCTION Out/"" JANE RUSSELL ADMISSION: Adulrs . Children Tax Included 50c 25c Tonight "Last Days of Boot Hill" with Charles Slarretl. Smiley Burnett* Selected Shorts Saturday Owl Shmv "I Love TroubU" with Franchot Tone ami Janet Also Short Subjects Blair "SINGAPORE" with Fred MacMurray :m,I Ava Gardner Also Selected Shorts RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. TONIGHT "Song of the Drifter" with Jimmy Wakclf Cartoon and lllh Chapter of "Perils of Nyoka" OWL SHOW "In Fast Company" with the East Side KIcU Also Cartoon Sunday and Monday Tuesday H4E SOtfEN'S MiGimen MUSK SHOW!

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