The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1946 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 12, 1946
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• PXGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DKCEMBEH 12, vi946 Coaches Clinic Held in Qscepla Officials' Committee Set Up for County With AAA Sanction Plans for the first program of or- eanizcd basketball officiating In Ar- kaivas were set up at a Coaches' Clinic held last night at the Osccola High School. A definite schedule of games to be handled by each official and Ihc sUixtarriiKitiun of rules and officiating procedure were set as alms of Uie program. The Coaches' Clinic was conducted for the purpose of obNiln- In( better officiating for high school bwkctball games through the train- SriC of potential referees. John Burnett, executive secretary of the Arkansas Athletic Association, who conducted the clinic, spoke on the qualifying of officials and explained forms to be filled out by both referees and school offtc!r>l:> -These forms will constitute a rating of both referees and schools and are calculated to give the athletic association an over-all view of the officiating situation. A County Officials Committee -.IMS selected with Trigger Wall of Manila as president and E. P. Jones of BJythcville as executive secretory. This committee will meet monthly. Mr. Jones said, to iron out any difficulties that' might arise and to assist in the operation of the officiating program. Other speakers in (he clinic's discussion of rules and regulations »erc Forrest (Frosty) England. football coach at Arkansas State College, and J. A. (Ike! TomlinsJn. basketball coach at that school. About 44 coaches and potential game officials attended the clinic. Rube Boyce, Osceola High .School vOtch, presided at the meeting Plans for the meeting were drawn up by the Mississippi County Schoolmasters Association Conches' Clhilc committee, headed by Loyal Norman, superintendent of schools at Leachvillc. Shawnee Cage Teams to PI ay Luxora Friday Shawnec High School's Senior and Junior Boys and Senior Olrls cage squads will journey lo Luxora Friday for a Ihrec-Ramo program on the Luxorai hardwood. The senior boys and girls qHhits Kill be seeking their Ihlrd victories of the season. In an opening game with Luxora, the Shawnee boys won 14 lo 7 and the girls shot a 31 to II victory. Marlon was the next victim, going down 40 to 36 to Ihc boys and 50 to 22 to the girls. Shawnee will play host to a four-day Invitational Tournament Dec. 17, 18. 13 an<( 20, with finals play-offs on the last day. Remainder of the season's schedule follows: Jan. 3 Tyron/n at Shawnee Jan. 7 Dycss at Shawne e Jan. 9 Marion at Marlon Jan. 10 Lepanto at Lepanlo Jan. 14 Wilson nt Shawnee. Jan. 17 Dycss at Dycss Jan. 21 Tun-ell at Shawnee Jan. 23. 23, 24 Tyroiwn Invitational Tournament Jan. 31 Wilson at Wilson Feb. 1 Tyronza at Tyronza Feb. 4. 5. G Lepanlo Invllallonal Tournament Feb. 11 Osccola at O.iceola. Feb. u Lepanto nt Bhnwnce Feb. 18 'Ilirrell at Turrell Louis to Fight Until He's Licked, His Manager Says MEXICO CITY, Dec, 12.—(UI'l — HMU'j weight Champion Joe Louis rill nol retire until somebody beats him, lits business manager snhi today, n (Id I UK that Louis expected lo fight "until we have to haul him up to the rlim In a wheel chair." Gene LUCAS, the business man- afier, clle ( j Hie .scarcity of first-rate heavyweights, an<l said the champion, althoiiRh 33 years old, would slay active In ihc'rliiK. "He won't retire until somebody brnls him—and you know ho\v lonj; that will t>e," Lucas snlit. Luca.s came to Mexico City to arrange a series of exhibition bouts, Including a 10-roiind .show ( at Mexico City Spirts Stadium on ' Feb. D which Lucas K siUl might draw $1.000,000. Part of the proce'_ will be donated to « projected hos- .pltal for Mexicans at Los Angeles. Louis will box Perk Daniels of Chi- C»BO. Oiiicllo Asranionti of Cuba and Francisco de La Crux of Mexico during the 10 ummcLs, with a crowd of 80,000 expected. Later, Ixiuls will tour other Mexican cities In a lour endorsed by President Miguel Alcman. .Jiiuics Madison was ihe first president of Die United States to wear long trousers. Senators' Boss Plans Memorial For. W. Johnson WASHINGTON, DfC. 12.— <UP> --Clark Griffith, president of the Washington Baseball Club, an- nmmced today that a Walter Johnson Memorial will be tiutlt at Griffith Stadium here In honor of [he former Washington pitching ace. „ Grilfllh said n shrine of mai'blc or granite w ij| be built just inside Hie liales of the ball park. It will be about four feet high and of .simple design. .inhtiKOM died Tuesday nlglit of a hrnin (imior. Funeral services for "big train" will be held tomorrow at ;>:30 p.m. In Washington Cathedral. Interment will be at nearby nockfllle Union Cemetery, where his wife is burled. Griffith salt! a group of Johnson's former teammates and base- bull associates will act as pnUbear- crs. They Include O.ssic Blucgc, manager of the Washington learn, Joe Judge. Nlek Altrock. KogCT Pccklnpnu.'ih, Muddy fluel, Jim Shaw and Mike Martin. Lone Oak Club Women fleet Officers for 1947 The Lone Oak Home Demonstration Club met Wednesday at the community lunch room ' for the Christmas program ami election o: officers. During the business session, presided over by Mrs. Tom Biltiain. Mrs. J. O. Hucy was elected president. The following ol- flcers will serve with her for the ensuing year: Mrs. U. K. Davis, vice president; Mrs. Glen Alexander, secretary; Mrs. fi. E. Davis, reporter. Several attractive and practical demonstrations were given In mak- Christmas gifts. These Included an attractive bonnet necdte holder, another in making stuffed toys, making crocheted bibs, and Mrs. Roberts showed a braided rug in the process ot being martc. This was admired very much because of the neatness and combination of colors. Mrs. J. O. Iluey showed attractive mats she had crocheted and » number of the club women started similar articles. During the • social hour names were drawn and Christmas gifts were exchanged. The retiring officers served home made cookies and coffee. Abraham Lincoln W as the f|-.i bearded president or Ihc United States. COLDS FIGHT MISERY where you fee! It-rub throat, chest and back with time-tested Steele Cagers Win In Games With Gosnell Pirates .The Stccle. Mo., High School Bulldogs copped .two basketball victories In a double-header with the Gosnell Pirates Tuesday night at Steele. The Dulkiogs edged out the Pirates 22 to 20 and the Steele girls defeated the Piratettes 41 to 29. The halftimc score put the Bulldogs ahead 10 to 8, but the count was tied several times In the last h»If with Stcele pulling ahead In the last minute of play. Reagan, Gosucll forward, led scoring with nine points followed by Burden, Bulldog guard, with eight. Playing without the services of Jackson and Bright, stellar Pi- ratette guards, the Gosnell girls met iheir second defeat of the season. Southern, tall Stccle lor- warti, was high-scorer with 18 tallies and Bcvill, Gosnell forward, was runner-up with 16. Next tilt for the Gosnel! squads is slated for tomorrow night when they meet Manila on the home court. Walter Johnson Had His Heroes Of Diamond, Too ! BV ERNEST BAUOEI.LA United Press SUff Corrtspondrnt . WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. — The late Waller Johnson, hero of Presidents, had his baseball heroes too. . Before he was stricken with the illness that ended his We Tuesday night, Johnson listed some of his heroes in a letter to this writer. High on his list were Grover Cleveland Alexander, the ill-fated "Shoeless Joe" Jackson and the incomparable Ty Cobb. Johnson, himself the peerless pitcher of his era. counted Alexander the greatest hurlcr of them all. He wrote thai Rube Waddell "had more stuff than any pitcher I have ever seen." But it still was old Alex that he labelled "best." ' Jackson, who was barred from baseball for lire after the Black e ac Sox scandal, stood out in Johnson's personal book of greats as "ihc best natural hitter I ever saw." "Jackson used to love to hit my high, fast ball," Johnson wrote. "I guess that's why I think he was the best natural hitter. Anyway, he was tough for me to cet out." Johnson rated Cobb as "the best all-around player of them all." Cobb, he said, was always "the first to delect any (pitching) \veak- • nesses and never failed to take ad vantage of them." BillionsWagered At Race Tracks Total for 1946 Tops AH Other Years in Racing History in U.S. BY RAY AYRKS (United I'rrss Sfwrts Writer) NEW YORK. Dec. 12. (UP)-Racing's river of gold flowed in record proportions during 1946, a nation-wide survey showed today with the total ' mutucl handle throughout the country approaching to two billion dollar mark for the first time. A total of $1,766.418,950 already has been wagered on the horses in 19 states—approximately $356,000,000 more than last year—as every area reported increases with the cx:eption of New York. Current meetings at Tropical Park in Florida. Bay Meadows hi California, Fair Grounds in New Orleans and Charles Town, West Virginia were not Included. New York, the perennial bcllwclh- er .again led Ihe parade but gave the first indication that the golden tide which has been rising steadily for the past decade, may have reached Its crest. Despite Ihc longest season in New York history—192 days—Ihe total wagers dropped from Ihe $450.6«J,- 18o which was b^t in 154 days In 1945, to $407.105.748, a decrease ot $43557.442. An additional , coimVS pari-mutucl tax of'five percent was blamed for the loss of plsy since more New Yorkers than ever before—4.901.616—Jammed the state's rnce tvftcks. Total recorded attendance figures reached 17,592,624 with several states not reporting. New Jersey showed the greatest gain as Uvo new tracks, Moivmotilh Park and Atlantic City, Joined Garden State Park In the state's circuit. A total of $140,296,2o9 was bet. compared with 82.JM.20I handled by garden state last year. SIO.156,636 Ret In Arkansas i Bitting - in California increased 50 percent with a total ot $341.715,7% while Arkansas wijnt up 1'i percent from $5,b!>j.eai lo $10,156636. Kentucky jumped from $25.666,201 to $35,502,929 while Illinois Just fell short of the 200 million mark when it climbed from $168.060.010 to 4198^ -2.S8;. Ohio and Delaware each reported 20 percent increases as the former , Jumped from $27.131,393 to 32,517,- « 913 and the latter from $28,099,171) J to S33,933,65G. I The entire New England area- J showed gains. New Hampshire had I, the greatest percentage of increase'• as the money bet at Rockingham Park reached $56.226.959 while $356.- 70o was bet at fairs in the stale, making the total $56,583,659, an increase of $9.755,852. Rhode Island had Ihc largest total with $99,652,340 from Narra- gansctt Park and Pascoag while Massachusetts Former Welterweight Boxing Champ, to Retire MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. ]1. - <UPJ— PitUburgh's Fritzle Zlvic former welterweight tHle-holde and the best O f the five fighlin Zlvic brothers, today anuouncec that he was retiring from- the rin after a professional boxing carcc •which covered 16 years. "It's not easy for an old man like me to take many punches in the n*«d," said the 33-year old ring wteran. "That's why I'm quitting." Zlvic, who v,on a 10-round de- aaon from Bobby Brittou here Tuesday night, salfl J 1D would cail . totaled Downs $13,903.450 and seven • ~ -r-^j —o-"« >jniu (it: UUUlu tail- ce) a scheduled fight tn Columbus. O, next month and would devke »«t of his. time to running a box- IB* sf hoo! for youngsters In pltts- Smrgh. rom Suffolk ounl v fairs. Florida, where the handle was ompilcd by seasons, showed 108.113,554 total for 120 days duv- ng the 1945-46 season compared vith SIO.803,943 be* during 19*4-4i vhcn the racing ban limited the port to 28 days. The story was the same In Louis ana when only nine days of rac- ng were held during the 1944-45 ieason. resulting In a $2,330.630 lo- al while in the 45-46 season $18.- JG9946 was fed to the mutual machines. Maryland jumped from $103.674.185 to S118.537."60 while Washington :limbed from $11.507,211 to $13.210.003. Michigan. Ihc only slate .vhtch showed a decrease last year, 'ollowed the general trend upward but fell short of the 1944 total of 551.012,962 with $41,970,459 Last vear S3H.92o.616 was bet. West Virginia reached $16.615.865 while Oregon, with major racing 'or the first time, lotalcd $4,086,..--. [ Arizona, where belling figures ale. .•ccorded bv the fiscal year, showed a handle ol Sl.u41,&29 tor 10 days since July 1. In 131 clays during the 1945 fiscal year $a.140,9J6 was bet and that figure is expected to be surpassed by the end of next June. No figures were available from oeaflM' Mem Wwi Nebraska. Racing associations are not required by law to publish bet ling totals—so they don't. Chameleons eat at molting Uiv.e, own skin CHRISTMAS BRINGS HIM HOLIDAY CHEER AND REALLY PRACTICAL GIFTS Give Him a Gift Certificate In Any Amount What would I'e more appropriate :>n a gill? Initialed Handkerchiefs, in white linens and colors. Attractively boxc<l. 35c up Colorful scarves noi nnly mo,\:i extra warmth, but they add t<> .1 ur;,; appearance as well! Scores of <:<•signs In woolens and layons. ;'!«!<!; and solids. $1.95 up Nn ulattcr what his choice may br. w have the plovcs to please him. J-imnoth CaiH'skin. Soft J3uedrs and Fur Knit gloves. In all sizes. $2.50 up HOUSESHOES $5 and $5.95 MILITARY SETS (fittrd & unfilled) SWEATERS In all styles Ar. clfts they'll hit (lie spot. LJcod rpiahty material woren into colnrhil patterns. Full cut tailoring means extra comToil. $5 and up BELTS by Uickok ,v ROBES in Woolen A Itsiyon SPORT SHIRTS In all styles R. D. Hughes & Co, rinill-ird?. Woolens. Silk.s [itul Knil- tori Styles by BoUmy, Supci'ba urnl Arrow, You can't po wrong Ijy r-c- Iccling from these nationally kuov.n lines. $1 to $6 Hosiery featured in an outftaixl- inp pift a.ssoi tmcnt. Snug fitihu'. lone wearing Nylons. Colorful woof-' ens ami smart t-ylcs. In all •sizes. 45c up

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