The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1946 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 5, 1946
Page 6
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PAGB8IX BLYTHKVlhLK (AHK.) COURIER NEWS Golden Gloves Gambling Evils Of Baseball Irk Managers Tourney Planned '.'• Winners in Osceoto Event Will Compete In Finals in Memphis AmtiUjur boxers Jrom Mississippi County will be paired In finalist, matches nt Osccola High School Wnmaslum Jan. 16, IT ai'.d 16 in the annual Golden Gloves Hug competition. Winners will to from these bouts to the Mid-South finals In Memphis. The Osccola bouts are slated to begin at 7:30 and about 15 HgSEs will conic off each night, W-. V. '"Lefty." Alexander, Osceola sponsor, said this morning. Leather-pushers competing In ps- ceola will 'be winners of elimination tourneys held in towns throughout the county. No plans for such a tourney in Blythevillo have been announced. Boxers 'will fight in ulijlii weight divisions ranging from the 105-112 pound class ;o the 115 pounds and over division. Fights in both open and novice classes will be held. The opsn class includes boxers having won one or more bouts in public competition while the novice class is composed of those never having won a bout in public competition. Beside the eight novice winners, "I^efty" Alexander said he would take as many boys from the open class as he could. There probably will be no fighls nt Osccola In the open class, in which year's winners will fight, un^ss some contenders appear in one of the weight divisions, he said. This would mean a boxer that won in another county last year and moved since then into Mississippi .Counts'. QufitUications for entry in the Golden Gloves tourney, conducted yearly by the Memphis Commercial APPcair arc the same as those for high school football eligibility. Entrants must also be amateurs and have passed their 16th birthday. This will be the second year Golden Gloves county finals hnve 'ocen held in Osccoln. Sponsor "Lefty" Alexander was formerly pitcher for the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5.—(UP) — Baseball was faced with its gravest problem since the Black Sox fcnndal back In 1919 today as its major and minor leagues met in separate conferences to decide svliat to do about Ihc gambling evil which Is plaguing Ihc game. W. o. liiamhnm, who nt Tl and in ill health, I; stepping down as the czar of minor league baseball in favor fo Qcorge Tiautman, minced no words In disclosing that the i:ame was in Jeopardy because of the Inroads of enmblers. He snld, and backed It with proof, that minor league players were throwing ball Barnes, betting against ihclr own clubs and operating in collusion with gamblers to give organized baseball Its biggest problem since the Chicago White Sox "sold'' the 1919 World Scries to the Cincinnati Reds. None of the 42 minor league presidents present, at this winter I conference of National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues would admit that they had the gambling problem which Bramhnm disclosed in his final report, but there were plenty of Indications Hint the men «hn direct the game were ready to lake steps to combat I he racketeering element. Joe Louis Considers Latin-American Tour NKW YORK, Dec. 5. (UP for jit least a week. Jacobs was "slightly although slilt critically TilUnSDAY. DKCKMBEIt 0, I9<l<i Ill O'lay .. he fought back from 'I'uo.iiiay.s championship sclrc-ulc and brain hemorrhage. Heavyweight Champion Joe IXH.I.IJ Ills physicians predicted that me said he would confer , today witn 1 crisis In his battle foj' life WO ui<i his manager, Joln^ Hoxboi'oiijh, I occur before tomorrow morning concerning n proposed ),<um- ' America tour, but Hint he hoped Promoter Mike Jacobs would re- cpvcr soon and join the planning. I/Mils said Jacobs' Illness may cause a said he delay would Die tour Ho In New yont Jacobs' wife. Josephine, who linu left by automobile on 'Monday lor their Miami ncnch, Fin., home was located at Daytonn Heachi Mil. .She pliinned to fly t v \)ew York immediately. j:ion entry In the nightcap.- These will be the final warm-up games before Monday when the ;cls under was. The In si game -.-j'ug'.ii. is '.looked for 7:00 o'clock anil tnc second, at 8:iJO. as local pilots spent abuul two ! hours righting a grass (ire that ' .started outside the norlh bnundry ! of the field and worked Us way 10- ward the housing unit. Using" ihc airport's crash truck equipment, hey were successful in extinguishing (he bla/c. Four Independent Cage Teams Will Play Tonight Promised Land From Gosnell Teams In the Hlythcvlllc "Y" basketball league have scheduled two practice games tonight on the school court. A 1'iomised Land Junior High five nosed out the Gosncll Junior I'haU-s 18 to M last night at Oos- tic-ll. The Gosnell junior girls won their BHIIIC, 23 lo 0. In a third _ , cairn-. t!ie Kltzpalrlcks Jewelry In- Lov i.ich Chevrolet plays Haysj dependents were swamped 43 lo 13 blorc m the opener uud Dlythcvlltc; by n.strong independent squad Laundiy tackles the American l,c- from Manila Golf Pros in Miami MIAMI, Fia., Dec, 5 <u.|>.) .Ben Hogan. still the top mo:ioy- wlnner of 19« ctcspltc a ,;lump in recent tournaments, was !he favorite as 239 golfers began play today In the $10,000 Miami open, last tournament of the year Mauricllo Starts Anew NEW YOIiK, Dee. 5. lU.P.i — Tami Mauriello. knocked out by Joe Louts in his last start, joined the "O Stable" of manager Ixm Schrlo today and began orip.mi- tions for n comeback bout wiin Shamus O'Brien of Florida at Chicago Jan. 23. Read Courier News Want Ads. FIREWORKS (WIIOI.KSAI.K) A wide variety of lliu most .salable items including C;i)> Pistols, Caps, and Plenty of Firecrackers Also Special Assortments WKITK FOR CATALOG CAN TAKE CAKE OF I.AKOK .lOI'.BKUS ON CHINESE TAYLOR FIREWORKS COMPANY i*. O. Box 77H Wilmington, N. C. Gosnell Girls 'Win 42 to 41 From CootefTeam The O'osnell High School girls cage team won their fourth victory last night at Gosnell but the boys met their fourth defeat against Cooler. Mo., quintets. The girls eked out, a 42 to 41 win and the boys lost out 30 to 23. After being hojd by Gosnell In the first quarter of the boys game, pooler pushed ahead aided by the one-hand shots ol Wagster and East. Reagan of Gosnell won high point honors with 14 tallies with Wagster of Cooler following with 13. Boosting her five-game scoring total to 99 points, Sophia Bcvill dropped through 37 points lor Gosnell. Ladil. Cooler forward, was runner-up with 28. The game wavered between a tie and a victory until Bcvill's field goal in the last five seconds of play put Gosncll in front. : Line-ups in the boys game follow: Gosnell—Swain (1) and While tt), forwards; Reagan (14), center; W. Harris and Ford, guards. Cooler—Dennis (3) and Wagster (13), forwards; Lamb (7). center: Homes tl) and East (61. guards. Substitutions: Gosnell—Calciwelt, C. Harris. Girls game linc-np: Gosncll —Grimes (3), Bevill (3T> and Wisdom 12), forwards; Bright, Jackson and Brown, guards. Cooler — Ladd (28). Lastcr (7) and Brown (61. forwards; Chandler. C. Luster and Williamson, guards. Substitutions: Gosncll—Bolin. Cooler — Kearney, Brooks, Mercer, O'Kane. Eddie Aracro Big Factor in Assault's Record NEW YORK, Dec. 5.—(UP) — Horse of the year honors 7/crc awarded today to Assault, the triple crown winner from Texas, .but the glory went to Eddie Arcaro, just about the best Jockey ever boosted Into the saddle. "Little Club Foot," winner of the Kentucky Derby, Prcakness and Bclmont Stakes, breezed home In a nation-wlrle |X>11 conducted by The 'HuT and Sport Digest. He received 111) of the 174 voS>s cast as Armed won the place with 37 and Stymie The Show with 15. But it was Arcaro who rode him to the honor. For Assault faded miserably after adding the Wood and Dwycr to his three major triumphs and six limes was beaten off by Inferior horses. That's when King Hanch gave up on Jockey Warren Mehrlcns and called on banana-nosed Eddie to handle the reins. Arcaro didn't let them down. Airport News A group of Civil Aeronau'.'cs Authority inspectors and representatives headed by H. C. Whitney, associated with the CA.\ in KJWIIIS City. Mo., made a brief Inspection of the' Municipal Airport Sunday. They were travelling In a twin- engine Bccchcraft with Mr. Whitley at the controls. The CAA of- icials' agenda Included Inspection rips lo the auxiliary fields at Stecle, cooler and Maiden, Mo., to check on possible conversion to municipal fields. A Johnson Rocket, one of the fastest cruising light planes on Ihc market. -Is • being demonstrated by G. McCowan, distributor of Union City, Tenn., at (he field. EqVp- with a retractable tricycle landing gear, the Rocket cruises at 185 miles per hour. Flying was slowed down Sunday With Oberlin Cagers •Ben Lancashire, son of Mr. am Mrs. E. R. Lancashire, 1037 Chick- asaw'oa, has been assigned a bcrtl on the varsity basketball team o Cberlin College at Obcrlin, Ohio according to word received her by his parents. He is a member c the freshman class. Graduated from Blythcvillc Higl School in June, he copped high scoring honors for the 1945-46 sea son and accounted for over a fourtr of Ihc Chick quint's total points sinking 256 of the D58 tallies gar ncrcd by the squad in 21 games. Too Lai9 to Clastify formal* Divan. Mrs. McMiiUin, phone 23f>fj after 7 i>. m. 12-5-pk-: rooms and hath. Close in lo business district. T?uyer can move in today. See or call Max I.oijan, Itcaltnr, phone 20JM, Xvnch HMjj. 12-5-uk-8 Phnm. •imllry. Football Fans of Southwest Pick All-Stars to 'Beat' Army HOUSTON. Tex., Dec. 5. (U.P.)— Here's the team that SouUwcsi tans believe could stoi) Army. It'll never play the Cadets, though, because this is United Press mythical 194G all Southwest Conference team It's got power and pnnch. offensively and defensively. Its passe: is big blond Bobby Laync. the people's choice who was named every ballot from Soulhwcst coaches and selected'sports editors. Layiu probably would have been an All American if his Texas team hadn't been so unfortunate in its encounters with Rice and Texas Christian In the backficld with Layne is Clyde Scott, the smackover /rk Player who returned to Arkansas because or a pretty co-ed and who nclpcd pull the Porkers from the cellar to the lop ot the conferenc in one season. Laync polled 38 votes, the limit; Scott got 35. and Rice's .-rani'd • gainer, Carl Russ, who doesn't five a hang for passers, received 33 Here arc the selections: FIIiST TEAM Gene witson, SMU Alton Baldwin. Arkansas Charlie Malmbcrg. Rice Weldon Edwards. TCU Wcldon Humble. Rice , Jim Sid Wright, SMU Richard Harris, Texas Bfebby Ltyiic'. Texas CmrlRuss, Rice End End Tackle Tack I a dura Guard Cciucr Back Back Back Back SECOND TEAM Hub Bcchlol, Texas Windcll Williams, nice Charles Lively. Arkansas Monte Moncrici, A. and Spot Collins, Texas O'Dcll Staulzcnbergcr, A & Bill Thomas. Arkansas Jim Canady. Texas Ike Eikenbcrg. nice Willie Zapalac. 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