The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 21, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 21, 1947
Page 7
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PACfB TWELTB Chicks Prepare To Meet New Foe Blythcville, District ThrM Champions, to Play Subiaco Friday Tht Blytheville Chicks settled down to business »t hand yesterday afternoon In preparation for their coming clash with the Bubl- »oo Academy Trojans In Paris, Ark., Friday night with a lengthy scrimmage session at their Blythevlllt Country Club training camp yesterday afternoon. In their first scrimmage since they took all the blow out of the hurrying Hurricanes of Jonesboro last week, the Chicks continued to •how top notch spirit that led them to their 26 to' 0 defeat of their arch enemies lust week, and the District Three crown. ' Tills week's lilt holds much promise of being one of (he Tribe's toughest games for the Trojans Bre reported both big and nigged. This will be the first meeting of the two teams in the history of Blythevlllc High School football. However, the Trojans have played some of the better toams in state this year, In- chidlng Hot Springs, Fort Smith and Hussellvlllc. Two weeks ago Subluco subdued the fighting Bulldogs of Pnrngould by a 19 to 1 score, a team which the Chicks defeated only 14 to 7. And reports from some of the Pnrn- gould fans state that the Trojans are both big and fast and capable of holding nny of the stale's larger teams to a good game. Mose Simon, the left Imlfback who missed practice nil last week and didn't make the Jonesboro trip due to illness, returned to practice yesterday. Simon was confined to his home all last week but appeared okay and ready for action yesterday. The Chicks will taper off their prergome drills with n rough session this afternoon and probably tomorrow and leave for Paris early Thursday morning. They will spend Thursday afternoon and night In Russellville where they will hold n light scrimmage and then proceed to Paris Friday. Ole Miss Mentor Sings Blues About Tilt With Porkers ATLANTA. Ga.. Oct. 21. (UP) — Every Southeastern Conference eleven except the league powerhouse, Georgia Tech. reported they were in good shape today but the Yellowjackets were more certain than any of the rest how their weekend contest would come out. Ole Miss Coach Johnny Vaught was pessimistic about his annual affair with Arkansas coming up this weekend. Vaught saitl it was unusual for the series to be won by one team two years running _ and Ole Miss won last year. It's been '21 seasons since one team won two games In that series in a row. Uncertain footing was in store for every SEC learn. Georgia Tech admittedly • bruised and worn thin by two supposedly easy opponents — VMI a«vl Auburn, prepared to take on another breath in the Citadel. ' Coach Bobby Dodd cancelled nil heavy work for his squad and moved reserves Into three or four starting berths just In case the regulars don't recuperate as they should. • Vanderbllt's Commodores beaten by Kentucky, tuned up new plays today to throw at the powerful LSU Bengal Tigers Saturday. Coach Red Sanders said his boys were In better shape than they had been since their first game The Florida Gators had to fight to get on the playing field yesterday for a practice because of the swarms of enthusiastic rooters It's wonderful what that first victory In H tries will do. The Gators -will need all their tricks to make it two In a row. They meet the powerful, but hogged-down, North Carolina Ta'rhe»ls Saturday. . The U. S. corn crop has the highest farm .ve'.ue and requires a larger acreage than any other crop. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWi Frogs Win Over Aggies TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1947 ONE !? CROWD BY Glo+Ji. urprise. Surprise . . . It's written a» over moxom, face as he cHitcheT^ iieM^ In he second Barter of the B » mc pi.yed at Port worth. Being a guard, Bloxo,,, isn't u.scrt to u „• lancihng. but he was very apt at running, and this he did, all the way over W final stripe or ouch lowr.. No, 85 Is Moreman.TCU. The Frogs won ai-u. (NBA Tele photo) Mayor to Pifch First Ball When Jaycees Perform Mayor E. R. Jackson will pitch ho first ball to open the return jame of the Donkey Softball "Scid- lle.iore Scries" at Walker Park here omoiTOK- night, it was announced •esterday. The Snddtcsore Scries opens 'o- ilght nt Osceola at the high school tiulium when the Blythcvillc Jay- ees meet the Osceola Jaycccs nt :13 p.m. Blythcvillc team manager Mar- hull Blackard has called a meeting >f his pluyer.s for (i:30 tonight in he Jayccc club rooms. The team vill leavyc from mere, he said. The game here will start at 7:57 p.m. tomorrow night. Women's •lothing which will be worn in n special "Lady Godiva Relay Race" nidway in the game here is on llsplay in windows of the build- rig formerly occupied by White's Shoe Store. Advance ticket sales for the game \cre are on sale today nt Kiroy 3ros., Main and Broadway. Groziano's Promofer Seeks Way to Hold Bout MIAMI, pia.. Oct. 21. (UP)—Promoter Harry Voiler turned his lawyers loose today in the hopes of finding some manner In which he can stage a Rocky Graziano-Tony Zale middleweight championship fight without the sanction of the- Miami Uoxing Commission. The Miami Board ruled Saturday that it would not authorize the bout of Grazlano's dishonorable discharge from the Army. Veterans groups and civic organizations voiced vociferous objections to the match as soon as Voiler announced he had signed it. Florida Football Mentor Named 'Coach of Week' ATLANTA, —Conch Roy University lected c< / Southea:;. of 20 spoils the Atliintn On., Oct. 21. 'Bear) Wolf of ..._ Florida today was :;e- of the week In the Conlercnce in n poll writers conch ^ by Journal, The Florida team ended a !LI- •nme losing streak hist sutnrd/ light by defeating North Carolina State '» to 6. Runncrs-up in the poll \vcr<> Bear Bryant of Kentucky, Red Drew of Alabama, and" Bernle Moore of LSU Player of the wcok was Harry Gilmer, whose 11 completed passes 14 attempts led Alabama to a 10 to 0 victory over Tennessee. Hitchhiker Charged With Killing Driver ASHLAND CITY. Term., Oct. 21. (UP)—A 20-year-old hitchhiker was hold-hero today charged with'the murder of Pierce Calton, Park Ridge, III. Traveling salesman who gave him a ride on a Tennessee highway. Tennessee Highway Patrolmen said the hitchhiker was listed as Rnlnh Abbott of Pt. Smith. Ark. Calton was shot to death in his car on the highway near here last night, patrolmen saitl. Abbott told police he hitched a ride with Calton about 40 miles East of Memphis headed for Nashville. He said he siiot Calton "because he was going to rob inc." Patrolmen, said Calton was shot through the head apparently while his car \vas still moving. They said the car skidded off the road an;l some nearby Inrmcrs caught A!>- botl and held him until authorities Only 39 Schools I Boast Undefeated, Untied Teams NEW YORK, Oct. 21. (UP)— It wasn't quite .so crowded today on the nation's bandwagon of unbeaten and untied college football teams —33 fell off or were pushed in last weekend's games, leaving only 39 in a proud but precarious position. There were some pretty might survivors, like Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas. California, and Georgia Tech., and there were some classy lesser lights, too. like good old Slippery Rock, Wilberforce (fresh from n 101 to 0 conquest ol Kittyhawk), Cameron, Qkla.. Aggies, Upper lown, and Northern South Dakota Teachers. Among the casualties, it, was an old case of "the bigger they are the harder they fall." And the loud. n e ou- est crashes were caused by Yale, Boston College. Marquette, Vander- fiend Courier News Want Ads. arrived. Lion Protection A Reminder If« time to start soaking that Fruit Cuke /or the Christmas j Holiday!— I For, those who prefer B'andv I we..-"-,-: " . { C< T VSQ ....H Pt . S i sn ; I Cv T VSQ p t . $2.95 ! J BIT. , prefer wine, we have: ! I 1905 ,...iage . j j R»r« Douro Port J295 ' , T»yiort N.Y. State Port..'$r50 ! I Italian Swiss Colony Port $1 00 ' J Cresta Bianca Port si'jo ' I Sweetheart Port 85c I { Merito Port ., $1 95 ' I FOSTER'S i An engine recondition- ' practically new engine] ing job done here is a performance from a re- ipccialized job-done by conditioned engine. So' International - trained improve truck perform-' ance and cut operating costs with an engine re- and installing factory- conditioning job here, engineered International Phone and tell us when Parts. The result is what you'd expect— mechanics "' : -ig special Internat. equipment we may do a job for LIQUOR STORES Welch »na Bill Foster 1Z« West Main 1H N. Q/)e£t& Mwp&mte/ti&J^ 3/2 SOUTH 2™ •EKVJyiRa PHONE863 , . ... eacers EHendale, N. D., N & I. Gustavus Attolphus. and Southwest Louisiana Institute. The earth's temperature, as a whole, Is lower during the time of year when we're nearest the sun. African natives pay good price:: for scales of the curious nnimsil known as a pangolin. One of thcs-:: hard, leaf-like scales, worn about the neck, is believed by its wearer to be protection against attacks by lions. There has been much converu- tlon regarding Coach Wally Butts' dismissal of one m«mb«r ol tht Georgia Bulldogs for » n alleged rule Infraction and his advising to other members, Including Blythe- vlllc's Mayfield "Sonny" Lloyd, to give up football but It 1* doubtful that the majority of Blytheville fans know the real story concerning the Georgia mentor's action. The Atlanta bureau of the United Press In its account of the Incident, failed to offer any explanation for Butts' action other than "an infraction of the rules", which led local followers of the former Blythcville Chick star to believe that Sonny too, was guilty of rule breaking. But F. M. Williams, sports writer for the Atlanta Constitution, clarified the situation somewhat In an article published the day following the United Press' announcement. The article read as follows: "Carl George. WTIO Coach Wallace Butts says 'was my best right tackle,' WAS fired from the Georgia foolljaU team Thursday morning just before the Bulldogs took off from the Athens' Airport for another tough October gridiron en- Basement, this time with the Oklahoma Aggies. "George was dismissed bj Coach Butts for 'Infraction of rules' which the Georgia head man said were or such nature that 'it was either let him go or leave myself.' Coach Cults also announced that two other members or the squad had been told to give up football bull neither was taken off scholarship. They will be allowed to finish their education." "They are Sonny Uoyd, a full- hack, from Blytheville, Ark., and Joe Chesna, end. 'Neither one of boys were helping us because they just don't have the ability,' Coach Butts said. 'There's nothing wrong with their spirit, hut we've reached the place where we've got to eliminate tliose who we don't think will ' ever help us at Georgia.' Denies Dissension Among Players "Conch Butts said that reports of dissension on the Georgia squad were false, so far as he knew, but he added that any of the players desiring to quit could do so immediately. 'I. don't think there are any of them who'll quit." he said, •but we're going to have to get rid of a few more, and some of them are good ones." That's the story, it seems that Sonny, who was at one time rated as one of Arkansas' fastest high school backs, has lost that speed And he could easily b e classified as a war casualty for it was a hitch In the Marine Corps that started Sonny on his backward slide. According to earlier reports that drifted In from Athens Sonny picked up a lot of extra weight during his four year »t*y In the Marine Corj*. And after he was discharged h« witnessed considerable trouble In getting back into his pre-war physical condition. His speed was cut almost In half and too, that leg injury that he received while a member of the Chicks has been giving him some trouble. That evidently, was the reason why Butts' advised Sonny the way that he did and If It was, his action was for the best as far as both parties are concerned. This And That The Chielu added a new page to (heir football history book last Friday night when they defeated Jonesboro M U ». It was the first time In the history of Blythevllle High School football that they have defeated both Pine Bluff and Jonesboro [n the same year. In 1940 when the Chicks beat the Zebras their drst and only other time, the Hurricanes upset them a fen weeks later by a li to 7 count. Robert (Bob) Tubbs or Little Rock, one of the state's most popular football officials and manager of the Blytheville Army All- Field baseball team In 1045. visited Blytheville last week and watched the Chicles workout. Bob is now selling sporting goods for Spaulding out of Little Rock. And for the benefit of fans who are still wondering what happened when Referree Vander T, Bn'an ruled that Blythevllle's fumble' in the end zone which was recovered by Jonesboro was not a safety, that's the rule. The rule states that when the ball Is fumbled In the end zone through emphasis . supplied by the offensive team, and said fumble is recovered by a defensive player. It shall be ruled as an automatic touchback and the ball put into play on the 20 yard line In possession of the opposing team. However, had the Jonesboro player made an attempt to move the ball out of the end zone and was trapped behind 'the goal line, then it would have been ruled a safety. Welch, Peters Get Decision In Mat Event Jack Welch and Mel Peter* w* awarded the third .ndlJcldln fal of the tag feature of tru Ami rlean Legion* weekly Wres show last night bec.uje «£* ponents Jim spencer and Byrd failed to heed Referee Mfee Meroney's warning to cease their two-on-one tactics. The referree's decision came after 10 minutes of wild action In the final round and as the climax of a free-for-all that saw all four of the grapplers In the ring at the same time Spencer and Byrd pull Ing Meroney into the fracas just for good measure. The free-for-all smarted when Spencer and Byrd refused to stop their two-on-one tactics and Peters and Welch decided to take things Into their own hands. After the hub-bub which followed had cleared Spencer and Byrd then sought revenge on Meroney and the official rushed over to Peters and Welch and raised their hands In victory. Peters and Welch captured the first fall in 25 minutes with Welch eliminating Spencer in 10 minutes with a leg lock and then he defeated Byrd 15 minutes later with the copped the second fall In the same same hold. Spencer and Byrd amount of time with Byrd eliminating Peters with a crab hold and Spencer unsing the same hold on Welch. In Hie two one-fall preliminary matches. Welch defeated Byrd in 10 minutes with a rolling scissors and Spencer defeated Peters in 15 minutes with a crab hold. Steam-Powered Racer May Enter Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21. (UP) — Wilbur Shaw, president of the Indianapolis Speedway, said today that a three-wheeled car and a steam- powered racer may be entered In the 500-mile racing classic next Memorial Day. Shaw said that David R. Osiorne and Paul B. Kuel, of South Bend, Ind.. had asked if 'there were any rules which would prevent a steam racer from competing. Shaw said the track's technical Committee rules did not exclude such a Tehlcle.. Coach's Wife Contests Hubby's Divorce Action MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Oct. 21. (UP)— Mrs. J. Thompson Prothro, Jr., contesting the divorce suit filed by her former Duke grid star husband, a husky assistant football coach at Vanderbilt was pictured today as interested in a reconciliation because she still loves her husband. Rhodes K. Myers, of Bowling Green, Ky., counsel for Mrs. Prothro. said that his client feels "they could get along II it wasn't for her mother-in-law." Prothro is the son of J. Thompson Prothro, Sr., manager of the Memphis Chicks baseball club. A witness testified that Ann Gorin Prothro, formerly of Franklin, Ky., was ordered to leave her mother- in-law's home. Mrs. Prothro's mother also charged that her daughter's mother-in-law acted like "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in her treatment of the young Mrs. Prothro. Mrs. Gorin testified how s:ie had pleaded with Mrs. Prothro, Sr., not to,order her daughter-in-law out of the house. "She (Mrs. Prothro, Sr..) said Ann would have to get out," Mrs. Gorin said. "She was very furious. I told her my child (Ann) was a stranger in a strange land, that she has no father or brother. We are now exclusive agents for KAHN TAILORING COMPANY Of Indianapolis, Indiana Famous Makers of Men's MADE-TO-MEASURE CLOTHES WE NOW HAVE A FULL LINE OF THESE FINE WOOLENS ON DISPLAY IN OUR STORE We Invite You to See Them All Persons Who Placed Orders With the Former Kahn Agent, Will Please Call for Them Here HUDSON CLEANER TAILOR . . CLOTHIER Steele, Mo ,.„ ,.,.„ ,. BlythevilU, Ark. During IMS, J8.SOO perwni «... killed *nd 1,000,000 Injured In motor vehicle accident* in tht United States. THE TOPS ^ IN COLUMBIA BREWINO C S T. 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