The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1947 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 7, 1947
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PAGE SIX HLYTHliVlLLE (AUK.) CUUIUKK NEWS College Football Polkies Scored Officials See Trend ". To Ban Professionalism Within Conferences BY STEVEN SNIDKIt ' United Press Sporls Writer NEW YORK, Jan. 7.— iUP>—In a breathing sl>oll bcfoi-c tlieir showdown fight on recruiting, officials of the National Collegiate Athletic Association turned the spotlight on gambling today in a round-table discussion designed to bring Hie problem into, the ouen. Delegates- to the 41st nmmal convention indicated no action jm gambling was expected—or necessary. The big fight of the convention —a plan to boycott all colleRes •fnlMng to accept a standard code ! of eligibility—conies up in the an- ! nuai business meeting tomorrow. In the first drastic move to wipe out proselyting and professionalism, a conference of conferences representing 33 athletic leagues recommended five basic principles governing eligibility and urged the N.C.A.A. to put teeth into the proposal by refusing to .schedule any Institutions that mil to conform. "We'll have a- fight on that." Wilson conceded. "The principles arc approximately the same as we recommended at. Chicago last July but putting the teeth in it is new. We want to stop the couch u ho goes out on a talent hunt for a couple of months to loud up for coming seasons." The five principles defined amateurism, placed control and rc- sjxinsibility for enforcement up to the individual Institution, set a uniform academic standard for both the athlete and non-athlete, indicated that permitted extent of financial aid and restricted recruiting. / 'I V; After listing the principles, the conference of conferences further recommended: "A firm agreement be made liy institutions which accept and implement these principles that tbcy will confine their intercollegiate competition to contests with institutions that avoir the same principles and which conduct their athletic programs under rules which make these principles effective." The amount of aid permitted to athletes was confined to tuition and stated fees when approved and awarded by a regular agency established for aid to all students— except when the athlete Is being i helped by governmental grant or scholarship not based on athletic ability. "Acceptance of any financial aid beyond that makes the recipient ineligible for intercollegiate competition," Wilson said. "And that means he can't accept board and room 'unless he works for it." The definition of financial aid also stated that "compensation for employment of nn nthlete must be commensurate with services rendered." In an effort to curb recruiting junkets, the conference restricted members of athletic staffs "to the boundaries of their own campus" jn; their efforts to solicit attend- Mce : of prospective students at their colleges. Nor may they, on or Off the campus, be permitted to offer financial aid or inducement to prospective students, the proposal ~ Bag Limit MONDAY, JANUAKY 7, 10-17 Quite casually. Toronto fioalic Turk Broda leans on uoal in first period and waits (or forwards Don Mel/ of Maple Lents and Top" LeswicU of New York ltnnf>crs lo come out. so rough tame cap li<resumed before Uirn-asvay crowd at Madison Square Ga;.'u-n' Visitors won lourlli sriirntylit, 3-1. Athletic Scholarship Idea Advance'd for Football Stars Szasz, Rodriquez Win Tag Match Affair is Limited To Two Falls in Fast And Furious Encounter Al Szas/. and Carlos Rodrique/. 1 copped two consecutive falls to tic- feat Red Roberts and Billy Venable in the weekly tag match last night i the I,ci;ion Arena mat. Alter an absence of nearly live years from local mat performances, both S'tMsr. and Vcimblc returned last night In top form. Both displayed conscieiuiously rough work and lived up to expectations of the rough mid tumble grappling [or which they are known. S«asK sparked mat-work last night by the vicious kangaroo kicks he used to batter his opponents. Leaping nearly as high as hl.s opponent's head, lie would lash out with both feet and plant them on Ills victim's face and neck. His kangaroo kicks landed dual punches that lifted his foes off their feel and dropped them consistently. Ko<lrl(|UC2 and Szasz came out on top of the first fall after 20 minutes of rugged mat work and returned for the second fall with victory In mind, winning the final encounter in 14 minutes. Roberts and Sms-r. had their clinnce at winning in the two prelim matches. Vcnable stopjxxl nod- NEW YORK, Jan. 7.—(UP)—Dr.: the band Wilbur 'Smith of Wyoming Univer- "From the sity, president of the NCAA, suggested today that it might be better for colleges to openly aid an athlete to stay in school than to allow him lo take "handouts" from an alumnus. In a speech prepared for delivery before the convention, he asked: "Why not honor the .so-called physical side to some small degree at lenst. . . Do \ve who believe in and love athletics not have the couraec to honor physical attainment?" "We do not hesitate to award .scholarships for so-called mental Htlainmcnt— for high scholastic attainment—and even lo members of the debating team, i;lee club and standpoint of character, is It best to have .some anonymous alumnus give a 'handout' lo some star athlete \vho knows sui'li action is wrong? Or is it best to grant this young mini aid. the same as Is done for many other students? '"the various athletic conferences in tiie different sections of thu country arc quite well organized in the manner of giving aid to athletes. The grunts In uid and the rules of pay for work done varies somewhat in the different conferences, but each group hns set up regulations which it believes meets Its purticiiliir problem. "Shall the NCAA continue on attempting to be a judiciary body, or shall it |>!' ;1 n advisory group?" Drawing Cards Memphis Basketball Fans To See Stars in Action ' MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Jan. 7. (UP) - The city collcfilatc basketball championship scries gets underway here tonight with a game between Memphis Slate, defending lillisl, and Southwestern University. Other college basketball games to be played here this week include Southeast Conference balllc Thursday night between Alabama and Mississippi University. "t>ioji worrying—I've got my thumb over it." Tests by nircrafi engineers show that Ilight at 2GOO to 2100 mph would cause enough friction to .moll |num tile magnesiu in present-day I'lquez in 15 minute prelim with a Jnl>; Roberts defeated him with a suif-bo 10 minutes or the s and alumi- ircraft. of. the first esc leg hold. by pinning rd hold after Always rely on Me great rub for to relint owgtw -KMnf movie* RUB ON H <:.-\Iti> OF THANKS We wish to thank ail our Iriends for their kindness and floral offer ings during the loss of our mother and grandmother. Mrs. James Oxford and family. Orange • Grapefruit Orange and Grapefruit Steel Oil Barrel Racks Ally Size T. L. MABRY •123 MISSOURI ST. I'M. 36.I7 Rl THEATRE Manila, Ark. Hogan Wins Golidom's '47 Season Opener LC3 Lilllc ANGELES. Jan. 1. Ben Hogan today <UP>-had $2,000 start towards his goal of be- Three BIytheville Cage Teams to Play in Luxora Three Blyihmlle cage tennis hit _ the road for uixorn tonight when j they meet cagere from that school "• - triple-header tliprc. nation's top money- playing to uphold tlu-ir undefeated coming the Open with a record four nndei-par 2?o for 72 holes. The Hershey. I'll., professional, his back crip'ilcd vvii* neuralgia, forgot his aches and pains as he came from behind in the final nine yesterday to pass Tony Peiinn of Cincinnati and win by a three- stroke margin. Hogan's 280 broke a six-year record of 281 set in 1941 by Johnny Btiila of Phoenix, Ariz., and was fcmr strokes below the par winning score of Byron Nelson over the same Riviera Country Club course last year. The chick "A" squad wil be Three Basketball Games Scheduled By Missco Teams Three North Mississippi County schools' basketball teams face oth~- er MISSCO and Missouri cngers tonight. Leading the bill Is a doubleheader between boys and girls learns cf Gosnell High school nnd Babe Scores Again; Undergoes Operation To Relieve Neck Ailment NEW YORK, Jan. 7. <UP)— DV> tors said tcrtay that Dabc Ituili baseball's greatest power hitter soon would have another "home run'' to his credit — that the Babe will be a'ole to so home if he continues his fast recovery from a serious neck ojlcration. Leachville holiday tournament, ' champinnrhip. In the probable starting Iinc-U|> "or Ilie "A" cngers are Gay and Stafford, forwards: Hardv. center; Foster niif] Ca [dwell, miai'ds. Pliiyins their second R amc of the eason. the f'.ip.s will appear against the Luxira Juniors. With no games scheduled for them during the holidays, the Paps liave had an extensive Iny-off since Dec. 13. when Haytl. Mo,, capers downed them -10 to 30 in their season's opener. Slated to start for |iie Paps arc Honcycuti and Wyatt. forwards: Berry, center: Donnci and Gentry, guards. niytheville KI\\A will face tiie l-uxoru sextet in an effort lo tic u]> tllcir recdrd of two wins and three losses. I'robaijlc Mtirtns include B Ball, Sray and Wilson as forwards tuid E. Overman. \v. Whisenininl and Travis ns guards. University of Mississippi ,15 ,„ -j Georgia led at the half. 23 Probable starting line-up for GoOTcii p iralcs inc|u(ics Sn . aln ( ° nrards I he ln an center: r u rthc R«ad Courier News Wani Ads. Dr. !li;.}|iolytc Werthcim iJ^vform-f 21. ed the lwo-honr-and-10 minute op- Forward f-:d Hcalev of Gcoi"ii cialiou at Pi-ench Hospital yes- was Uio j-anii-'s iVarlin.. .score terriay. aided by three oilier spec- | with i;i ]:oims. Crau :• Rus^cli Rei< ialists. and at its conclusion lmli-)\vas cated thai it iind been a complete Ilospitnl Director Harry Kiely later issued a bulletin sityin tliat Rvifn's condition was "satis- facioiy' 1 and lhat he would be able to sit up and to walk around within a few (lays, unexpected complications arise. Ruth will be 52 years old UCXL birthday. Georgia Cagers Win OXFORD. Miss.. Jan. 7. I UP) — Georgia University won Ihc fir5 Southeastern Conference basket ball game last night defeating Ih It'll Pay You to always follow the crowds to The Home of Famous Brands PLANTER'S HARDWARE CO., Inc. 126 West Main St. TUESDAY "LITTLE IODINE" v. liii Jti Ann Marlowe anit M.irc I'ratiuT RKO Neu'.s and romtrdy Wednesday & Thursday "Ding Dong Williams" <\iCi Clk-iiii Vermin and M:irria McGuirc News and Short CHICK THEATRE "Where Happiness Costs So Little" WEEKDAYS Hn.t Office Opens 6:15 p.m. * Show ntjirts 7:00 ' Tuesday "SCOTLAND YARD INVESTiGATOPx" Hicliard I'ni/icr :iml Doris I.luvd Also Sluirls Wednesday & Thursday "Mazie Goes to Reno" with Tom Ilriilic, Ar.n Southern Serial: "Xnrrn's Black Wbi/>" Chapter 10; Also Shorts hits the roof No, no, tlii.s isn't a new A Loin Buinb! • It's merely Mrs. Brodic, after ;i t|uict family conference with Mr. Brodic. Mr. B. made a few sharp remarks about their family budget. Naturally, Mrs. Brodic hit the roof! And, like the cost of living, her temper kept right on going up and UP! On the other hand, the cost of electricity, like Mr. Brodic's popularity at home, is going down and DOWN! The Brodies (and you, too, if yours i.? an average family) get plenty of electricity for every budget dollar —more than twice as much as 20 years ago! This domestic bargain took plenty of practical planning and technical skill on the part of your friends and neighbors in this company, under bound business management. You helped, loo, by your increased use of electricity. , • List™ 10 il,f New Klccinc \lmr-iltc HOUll OI ; CIIAUM. New Theater Manila's Finest Shows KVnilV NIGHT IMalincc. Saturday t t Sunday Box Ojieiis Week Days 7:OH p.m. Sal.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showtai Tuesday 'BETTY CO-ED" uilli Jc;i n I'uilcr AIM) Short Subjects ay & Thursday "IF I'M LUCKY" with Vivian Klninc, Harry .lames Open 6:30 p.m.; Show Starts 7 p.o Tuesday I'AI. NIGHT rt' 'THE GREAT JOHN L.' j.imla !>:irndl. !!;n!).ir.i llrillun G c^ .Mi'Clurc Serial: "Who. Is Guilty'.'" Also S)i«rls Wednesday & Thursday 'HOLD THAT BLONDE" with l:<UUc HrnckMi, Veronica I.aUe Nc»s of the Diiy :l nd Shori

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