The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 31, 1947
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTOEVILUe (ARK.) COUKILR NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1047 Chicks to Battle Jonesboro Quint The Chicks journey t«i Jnncsboro tonight -where they will clash with the toughest foe on their cage schedule as they resume a traditional rivalry with tlic Golden Hurricane in Ber) Smith gym at 8 o'clock, long-standing* Chick Bees, Girls To Play Holland Teams Tonight Gamblers' Curb Urged in Sports Big Time 'Rings' Seen As Real Danger to Athletic Programs This tilt between foes promises to be one of the big- beijt cage shows of th<3 season Both teams have been defeated drily twice and both have been turning out top-notch work thus laf this season. ' But the ' Golden Hurricane will be 'a stiff breeze, indeed, for the Chicks to proceed against. The Gold and Black <nnnt has been paced by some of the top fives In the territory and in Inc face of their conditioning ay stronger opponents has an edge over the Chicks— 'an edge honed to Big 16 Conference sharpness. Bouquet from the Eneniy Experience notwithstanding, the Jonesboro cagemen face more tough competition in the Chicks and they Know it, recording to following Ollick-addressed bouquet picked from sports columns of the Jonesboro. Sun: "Blytheville has one of Its best ball clubs in the school's history this season. The Chicks li^ve been winning right and left, "losing only two games." •Winner of !0 of Us dozen games Ployed, the Chick quintet hns lost only to Bay and Leachville. The Bay Yellow Jackets upset the locals by a single field goal and Ihe liibns nosed out a three-point win In the two hottest contests staged yet this season. The Golden Hurricane has bowed only to Central High of Memphis, by a narrow 36 to 34 count, and to North Little Hock, the Gold- Chicks shirts 1 only conference loss. p - Jcmignn . 'On the winning side, Jonesboro Gentry •c^geis have touted Helena-West A!lcn rjfelena twice, by a 50 to 41 score Simon the first tilt and a 58 to 33 incing at' the iast encounter. The Pine Bluff Zebras also felt twice the chilling blast of defeat sent thcii way by the Golden Hurricane first 4S to 35. then 55 to 35. ';BI? scoring guns on the Jonesboro squad are forwards Jake Hol- rnan and Charles Stephens, center Neil Stallings and guard James §loan. Leading Chick marksmen are lea.m captain Jim Stafford and forward Dan Caldwell, whose Per' Ipfmance has. been eminently satisfactory since his shift (rom guard fo replace Marion Gay, scholas- tjcally benched. Billy 'Bob Elliott, siiicc he moved to a regular starting sentinel post, has been turning iii a creditable game. ' Chicks' Show Improvements The. Chicks as a whole have been showing improvement steadily throughout the season and, though tliey have a tough row to hoe and itiay not win. are capable of slow- in.6 the velocity of the Oolrten Hurricane. ? Hers are the probable starting line-ups: '; Chirks Pos. Stafford ....... F Ofildwcll ...... p Hardy ........ C ft Elliott .... G Jster .. ...... G Two more B'.ythcville cage gqun'.ls hit the hardwood tonight as the Chick "B" team and the Blytheville Oirls sextet travel lo Holland, Mo., lor a piir of return engagements. The Chick Bees will be seeking revenge for a previous 40 to 21 being handed I hem by Ihe Holland :[iiint. This first defeat marred thfl Bees' first game of the season srd got ihcm started In the losing column. Since then, the Bees have worked through an almost even record, chniking up four wins and three losses thus far this season. At the firsl meeting the Chick five suf- Icred from opening night ragsed- ncss but have improved their play in ensuing games. The Blytheville sextet will be gunning for their ninth win hi a riczen starts. They downed the Holland Girls 32 to 24 in their season's opener, a slow game that the locals ccpped with a last- quarter rally. Probable starting line-ups follow: "II" Boys Pos. .. F. . .. .. F ... C. ... G. Holland ..... Ashle) ,... Corrcll J. Parrlsh .... Smitl Filzhugh O Kcnlc) Senior Girls Blytheville Pos. B. Ball F. B. Whisenhunt F. Widner F. Travis G. Seay G. W. Whisenhunt G. Towering Mississippi Basketball Player Slow on Defensive Game cifcrous critics ol Xing-size kelbal! players can relax. Max Palmer, skyscraplng Mississippi schoolboy player, win offer no threat lo orthodox basketball unless lie overcomes an extreme cnsc of awkwardness. Palmer, 10 years old, is using Ills seven-foot seven-Inch height to pile up points and publicity for Walnut High of Vance, Miss. His style of i>:ay Is decidedly simple, Palmer piuks his 300 pounds under an opponent's ba.sket and placidly walls until his" fovir busy little helpers get the ball f or him. Then he stands on tip-toe and literally drops the ball in the basket. Palmer is extremely effective agalns! teams in the same ability class with Wnlmit High, lie's scored a.s nif.ny as 78 points in three quarters and general! racks up all Walnut High scores except foul and scattered field goals tossed in by teammates when their ball-chasing reaches tile point of nothing in an "effort to ''clean up."| frustration. Hut against belter . prep school teams, It's debatable as to whether Palmer is an asset or 'a liability Palmer's big frnmc has limited mobility. To be blunt, he can't get pff a dime. As a result. Walnut BV I.KO II. rETKRSKN (United Press Sports Killlor) NEW YOHK. Jan. 31.—Enactment of .stringent laws, with teeth in them and carrying drastic pcnal- les, was suggested today a.s the nost effective means to combat the current wave of sports gfimbllng. Most of the sports editors and •rllcrs who paitlclpated In United Press sports gambling poll elt thr.t tiie quickest, ;<nd surest i solution would b; legislation dc- .Igned. lo drive the big time ;ar.:bling'rings out of business. • They agreed that petty gambling on sports events coxild r.ot be cllirr- natcd—any more than prohibition did away with drlnkllig—and Hint such wagering did nnl constitute miicli of an evil. So the target snots of the measures they suggested is the big-lime operator •vvtio stops al Holland Pitikston Cannon Proctor .. Betty Whittle Fry Baibara Whittle p,"i Rinklng next lo^ tile enactment and enforcement, of nnli-BiunhUng laws, \verc the suggestions that ports bolting could be ciubsd by limiting Intercollegiate athletics to college campuses and the establishment. of a sports FBI, with a director who '.vould have the same, policing and Judicial powers which the late K. M. Landis had as baseball commissioner. The question of whether intercollegiate athletics should Ijo confined to college campuses lound the Poll parllcipnnts sharply divided, with 54.3 per cent of them voting in favor of it. Several called it a must In any anti-gambling program. They contended that the big time patr.blcrs operated hi the large cit- Irs ami that their chances of "get- tins" to athletes would be diminished by confining the contests to one of the participant's home grounds. pointing out that most schools are in smnll towns where there Isn't. enough business to Interest the organized syndicates. "Confine the gamblers and you confine yaiKbling," was the majority opinion on the issue. Evangeline Ball Club Plans War To Curb Gamblers OPELOUSAS, La., Jan. 31.—(UP) —The Class n Evangellne Bascbai ... , League, target of bitter criticism sons speedy players took advantage by the minor leagues president's of- BV JAMES R: MASSKY Jackson, Tenn.. High School prov- (UnlUd Press Sports Writer) [ cd that point here with an easy MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 31.—Vo-| 1G-41 victory over Walnut High. bus- Palmer scored 40 points, but Jack- of his conspicuous absence from their scoring end of the court. Jacksori Center Thoniphy Diibncy showed that timing and coordination are still basketball cs.sentl.ils ijy turning in Ing Palmer, Indies he spotted the a good job of guard- considermg the 18 boy. Dfbncy.also led Jackson scoring with 25 points, giving Palmer a net gain of only 15 points. Despite his clumsiness, court- con.seious colleens are watching Palmer. Several are definitely Interested. If he can learn to movi;. Arkansas gave more than a slight, hint ol interest by producing a pair of size 16 shoes, thereby re- licviHR Palmer o! the necessity ol playing bare-foot. territory. Jlign finds iUscif out-nianiicd to-four in its defensive This numerical deficiency | s too much when Walnut fnce.s a team capable of taking advantage ol it Trippi and New Boss Hurt in Auto Accident ATHENS, On., Jan. 31.—(UP) — Football Star Charley Trippi and his new boss, owner Charley Bidwill of the Chicago Cardinals of the Football League, reported'.some muscular aches but no other ill effects today from an auto accident. Trlppl's new car skidded on tlic flee, prepared today to clean up In an elfort to save Itself. Its president, J. Walter Morris, told directors that only drastic action against gamblers would keep the loop from being "run "out of organized baseball." Morris said the national minor leagues office was ready to spend thousands of dollars to investigate and clean up the league, and added that his own efforts would continue, even if the offended ball players sue. Major Leagues Determined to Avoid Scandal NEW YOUK. Jan. 31.—lUPI — Baseball's, big-wigs, Insistent that the major leagues .shall have no "fix" scandal, prepared today to make their parks "out of bounds'" lo pamblers. bookmakers, and other undesirables. The elub owners, in their annual mid-winter meeting, recognized the gravity of a situation in which professional football and boxing al- i ready have had attempts made to Gosnell Teams to Play Twin Bill in Nettleton Gosnell 5!lgh School Pirates and Plratcttcs journey to Nettleton tonight fcr a double-header, the .second games of the season with the Raiders and Raidercttes. The Raiders trounced the Pirates in their first encounter by a 41 to 20 count but the Pirattes emerged with x 3B to 34 victory. Ncttleton possesses a strong five this season, sparked by tall TZaider Center J. Holmes. The Haiders were piloted last year by Coach J. R Harris, now mentor of the Gosnell cagers. Slated to start in the Piratette line-up are Bevill. Wisdom and Grimes as forwards and Bright. "fix" the outcome of major events. ; rjDiin nnd Brown as guards. Just what steps would be taken | Probable starting line-ups to insure the honesty of the na- boys' came _ Morris said, ""fin | suit by a crooked "Let 'em sue," not nfrold oj a ball player." Five Evnngellnc players, lour from the Houma club and one from Abbeville, were suspended f I m I organized baseball on charges they as.socinlcd with gamblers and engaged in ''conduct detrimental to baseball." tlonal pastime were not dctcnnln- Gusnell ed. hut it was believed the club Harris j owners probably would seek to e.'i- • White tablish a lit'le eloscr rein .on the I .Swan- activities of players away from the ball fields. Night baseball has eivcn players spare, time, in the afternoons and the opportunity lo visit race tracks and gambling establishments. Al- Ford ... Perkins follow: 1'os. F. V. C. G. G. X'etllcton Neal ... Williams . J. Holmes Dudley Cross scheduled to meet Laddie Irwin of Monlclair, N. J., today in the semifinals of the Doherly Women's' Atlanta-Athens highway as Hie j er in history. men were enroutc to the Athens Touchdown Club parly, and the machine rolled over twice. Trippi was shaken and Bidwlll suffered slight leg abrasions. Trippi, standout or Georgia's undefeated, nulled 1946 eleven, recently signed a contract to play for Bidwlll's club that may make him the highest paid football play- them have chosen to do so, it still is a matter of major concern to the owners, most of whom Insist that players be denied the liberty to frequent such plnces. though only a scattered few of I Amateur Golf Tournament, while' Peggy Kirk was bracketed against Margaret Gunthcr. Mrs. Zaliarius. a strong favorite,.'•cored a three and one victory over Mary Agnes wall of Menomlnee. Mich., and Miss Irwin eliminated." Mrs. Frank Fuller of Miami. Miss Kirk of Findlny. o.. ousted" Dorothy Klrby fo Atlanta, two and: one,-and Miss Gnnther of Mem-, phis, Tenn., defeated Alice O'Neal" oi Indianapolis, seven and five. Memphis Woman Goes Into Go// Semi Finals MIAMI, F!a., Jan. 31.—<UPi — Babe nidrickson Zaliarins was Pops March to Easy Victory Over Whitton in Empty Gym With virtually Hie whole DHS gymnasium lo themselves, the Pa- .pooses loped lo a 43 to 32 victory (32)' Hurricanes Hoiman Stephens Stalling* stollll Murrej Fitzpatrick Jewelers Games . Titzpatrick Jewelry Independent Beys' and Girls' squads copped gqincs from Holland n nd Caruth- ifsville teams and Haytl Independents downea Steele Independents last night in a March of Dimes benefit trioie-bill l»Kt nirhh on the Gosnell High School court. At the end of uie evening, the Scoreboard read— Fitzpatrick Girls 23; Holland Girls is. .Fitzpatrick Boys 50; Caruthers- vllle Boys 35. Hayti 37; Steele 23. Approximately $50 were added to the Infantile Paralysis 'Jund by collections taken up during the program. The Jewelers' took both [heir frames with little difficulty al- Ihough playing was never dow and the girls' first half ended 7 to 7. T)ie boys team led Car«iiiersville 23 "to 9 at haHtime. The' Haytl five held a safe 23 to 9 Intermission count. M. Bevill and R. Bevill shared scoring honors for the Fitzontrick sextet with seven each. Cannon drpPPCfl through eight markers for Holland. i n the boys' tilt. Bell of the jewelers and Upton of Ca ersvtllB shared tallying lauvels will 12 points each. The Jewelers quintet travels ti, Osceola tonight for another MarcVi of Dimes benefit tilt. They nice Paragould Independents here Mon day night in the high school gym "~ Qarkhorse in Lead in Tucson Golf Tournament over the Whitton Juniors last night what would have been a fair practice game but was otherwise of doubtful interest. Scheduled at the last minute, there was little time for advance notice "of the game and that fact was reflected In the "crowd" of approximately 35 which' witnessed the hnphnzfmily played tilt. The absence of an audience' ap- parenliy effected bnth (corns as they played erratically throughout the evening. Usually turning in good performance, the Paps played disappointing ball last night. After n walk-away first period in which whllton Guard T. Moorings looped through a floor heave from about the foul shot line for the visitors' only two markers, the Paps seemed content- with the 15 points .they had stored and slowed down. Both fives made numerous scb'r- Ing attempts as they moved continuously up nnd down the cour but missed half their shots, inanj of the bobbles Inexcusable. Mam Whitlow tries were long tosses bu not more thnn two or three founc le hnop. Taklne too much for grniilC' 1th their long first period lenH Paps' scoring bogged down in ollow: 'nps <43i Pos. Whitlon Vyatt (5> ____ "P... Forrester (41 foneycutt (15) P.. Castlcman (8) Jerry (0) ---- C. J. , Moorings. (1) 'crclfull 151 . G.T. Moorings 19' Donner ...... G ..... Wigley (4) ' Substitutions-. Paps— Droke. Deer J'. Wimdcrllch. Bunch, Stephens 1). Phillips, cnldwell, Kirschncr. Wlitllon— Williams, Jackson, Sul- ccr. Hcfercc: To^ Fisher. Manila Lions Tenth Cage Win Tonight The Miiniln l.lotis EO after Vhclr tenth win in rt dozen starts 10- ntaht when tlicv meet the pownr- fiil Bay Yellow Jackets on the Manila court. The Lionesses meet the Bav Girls in a ctirtnln-rafser at 7:15. A hard nnd fast contest looms as the twice-beaten Lions clash with the strong Yellow Jackcl.' "•ho have 'downed almost everything rominp their way, including the Blvthev'llr Chicks and the Leachi'llle Lions. Probable sinners for the Manila Girls are Pierce. Waddell anr Smith, forwards; Bright, Endtcot' and Guntcr, guards. Probable starting line-ups for tin He second stanza until lli c visitors ^°- vs ', M|lmls (olltnv: ad pulled up to within three tnl- I """"". . £ os es. Finding Ihcbnsfcrt. in tlic last I ,, , Hluris •• *•••• nlnutcs of the period, the PODS I Hnms •" F ' period, tlic Pnps ot seven more to hold a 22 to 12 inlftime count. The third period told a tnlc of ntcrmisslon lectures as both miin- ets conccntratert on finding the askct. It was the Paps' qunrtcr ind although the smaller Whitton acts ptckcrt \ip 10 markers, they verc oulplayed by the locals who inmsscd 19 tallies to retain a safe •1 to 22 lead when the stanza cnd- ,.Thc Paps lost the ..nark In the •inal canto, however, and were outplayed in all directions. They only two points to their count while the Whitton quint ran through them to maintain their 10-polnt-a-period scoring pace. Paps forward Honrycutt rolled up 15 points to top scoring while runner-up Donors were split three ways among Wyatt and Berry ot the pa p., a ,«i Whitton guard T Moorings with n inn each In lieu of last night's game, the ti.t with Helena Juniors. formcrl> tonight. slated for celled. been icrl> can- MohlCy . . Smith ... Threlkeld C .. G-. G .. Ba . Mooi Gillian . Wys . Plcrc Coopc Togo Gomes Tonight Basketball games slated to I ilaycd in Mississippi County to light follow: Osceola vs. Mississippi Count High S:haol, at West Ridge. Shawncc vs. Wilson, at Wilson. Bay vs. Manila, at Manila. Osceola Leather Pushers To Meet Memphis Team TUCSON, Ariz:., Jan. 31.—<U! Parkhorse Jim Clark. Huntingto Beach; Cal., went to the post today I In the second round of the MO.OCO 1 Tucson cpen Golf Tournament i protecting u slim one-stroke lead, j One of the early finishers yes- terdnj. the Oil city professional ))osled a seven-under-par record equalling 63. Clajton Haefner, Charlotte, N. C, posted a 64. Ben -Hogan, Hcrshey, p a ., who ."cored a 67. again had gallery trouble. He three-putted the sljtth hole when a movie camera Tan threw his putter off balance. Alaskan Fulpwoou" Alaska can produce 1.500.000 cords of pulpwood annually, This OWi be converted into 1,000,000 tons of newsprint, or more than one- fourth ot the present yearly con- of the Iji.livd Siotes. C.sccolo leather pushers, ^coached by \V. V. (Lcltyi Alexander, will meet a picked Memphis Pork Commission boxinc team at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis Feb. II. it was announced yesterday afternoon. South Mississippi countianx .slated to box before the Kennedy veterans are John Cox, Joe I.ce \Valk„, .. „ •". Carl Lang.slon. Busier Kinks, fatal ling line-ups nnd box scores Louis Ralph and Jack Brawlcy. CORRECTION! 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