The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 1, 1947 · Page 3
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Saturday, March 1, 1947
Page:
Page 3
Start Free Trial
Cancel

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 1947 Manila Lions Defeat Chicks In Hard-Fought Cage Contest In Seasons Final Game in Gym . A fast iuid determined squad of cagemen from Manila made gooi: their threat to avenge a previous Chick- admunsteral defeat us they held a thirty-.oeriod br««ak- away to defeat the Blylheville five 42 to 33'last night" on the Iocs.: court. * h _„ This tilt dropped the curtain on •,ne 1S46-47 basketball season for the chicks with the exception of the District 4 tournament starting Wednesday at Lcachvllle. * ie Manila Lions last night <• within one point of down- I"S (he Chicks by the same mar- Kin the BUS eagers ousted them in the eounty tourney.'Hlylheville won the first meeting 51 to 41. With the i exception of a little fourth-period edginess. both teams displayed a fine brnnd of fast, smooth playing as they took advantage of this final opportunity to sharpen their court operations before taking off on the rocky road of District 4 competition. It was a ncck-and-neck contest in three; of the four quarters with the Uons pulling a quick dash to the front in tlie third period to assume a lead that won the came for them. Tlie opening stanza set the even scoring pace predominate throughout the game. The Chicks held a brief 9 to 0 lead but the count soon leveled in tight back and forth play until the period ended with th e locals in front of a thin 10 to i 9.tally. Forward Jim Stafford dominated the Blytheville offensive in this s'.snza as he annexed all of the Chicks' points with four field goals 1 and a nair of free throws. Nip and Tuck at Start ; .Hard and fast play continued In the second period as the lead rap- Irtly changed hands. For several minutes there was no more than • single point's difference in Ihe I score and the margin never ex- ,cd an ephemeral four-point held by the chicks. The Uons closed the gap, however, in 'the final minutes and n halftime held a | slim 23 to 22 lead. Both Quints showed coordinated | offenses and hard-fought, alert defensive work which kept scoring on a point-for-point exchange with each team garnering a doz3n I markers in the second period. The die was cast in the thin! quarter, during which the Lions sot up an air-tight defense and i cornered the ball to push steadily ahead while effectively blocking 1 Chick scoring attempts. A charity I toss by Mullin brought in the only 1 Chick point during this stanxa j while the Lions grabbed nine mark- US to hung up a 32 to 23 lead. Winding up the tilt in another pitched battle for points, both teams played a name of desperation ps the chicks fought to make UD J the difference and the Lions bat- I lied to'hold their lead. The spirited contest that ensued resulted in deadlocked scoring scrap similar to the second canto as both fives added 10 points but Uons' third I»riod lead stood. Stafford Leads in Points _ Team captain Stafford sank 17 flints for the Chicks to cop high- s».-prinq honors. Lion guard Threl- £;Rlr3 ran a close second by dropping through 16 markers. Box scores follow: . Chicks (33) I Player Pos. fg ft I Stafford F I Mullin . F I Hodge C I Foster G IB. Elliott O I F. Jernigan F Gus Lesnevich Retains Crown In Title Event NEW YORK, March 1. Veteran Gus Lesnevlch, (UVJ — light , heavyweight champion who 5<nc\v how to light, stopped young Billy Fox, an over-rated challenger who didn't, at, Madison Square Garden last night. That, in brief, was the story ot their dull struggle for the world's US-pound title that ended at 2:19 of the 10th round fcefore a near capacity crowd of 18,318 who provided a gate of «102,520. Referee Johnny Burns— a small, elderly, gray-haired man— halted the bout at Its turbulent conclusion to save Philadelphia's young Negro challenger from further punishment. He awarded 32-year-old Lesnevlch victory on a technical knockout. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Razorbacks Lose Cage Title to Texas NEW YORK, March 1. (UP) — I College basketball, with Texas newly added to Its lust of champions, I climaxes its regular season today with the Amiy-Nayy game, two important Big Nine games and the Big Seven title game. Texas defeated Arkansas night, 49 to 44, to clinch Southwest Conference crown, Wisconsin can win the Big tonight by defeating .{Minnesota il Indiana whips Illinois. Utah plays at Wyoming in the decisive game of the Big Seven race. Also on today's program was the wind'up of the Southeastern Conference tournament, in which Kentucky still is favorite but may- suffer an upset because of injuries to Ralph Beard and Alex Groza, two of its outstanding stars, Kentucky already has won the regular season loop crown. I P. Jernigan I Hardy C 0 1 4 (Gentry G 0 0 \ I J. Elliott G 0 1 0 Totals ,... 12 9 21 33 Lions (42) ' ' I Player Pos. fg ft f tp I J. Harris F 2 0 2 4 1M. Karris y 3 2 3 8 Mobley C 3 1 .relkeld sst G 3 1 GOOD Totals 16 10 15 42 Referees: Frvviu Jones (Blythe- I ville) and Trigger Wall (Manila). Bead Courier News "Want Ads. REAL ESTATE FOB SALE I To prospective tuyers w« S»T« a itlect Hat of bouses—homes—apis. — tusl- nosses—acrcago and larma In •>&! kround BlythtTllle. We lietp finance »Us. Phone 2394. J. J. Field. Banded Bui EitaU Broker. last the and Nine Two Old-Timers On Mat Program Pacer and Keene Booked to Meet Wolfe and Ward Two hefty madnen return to Ihe Legion Arena after long absences in this week's tag match ns Lefty Pnccr and Charlie Kecne clash with Joe Wolfe and Tommy Ward Monday night. Wolfe and Pnccr qre the re-, turnees. Wolfe will be'making his| first appearance here after grappling elsewhere in wrestling circuits raid Pncer will do his first mat- work here in two and n half years. Dolh nre rx-football players ami are In the zoo-pound junior heavyweight class. They arc reported to be a pair of scientific yrripplers and fast for their we.'ghl. Wolfe specializes in the use of flying tackles to topple his opponents. Pncer, on the other hand, strikes ivllli the tricky flying scissors, a maneuver which does effective damage but Is no stum for the beginner. Keene will be making his third mat appearance here In which he meets Ward. He hns one win and one loss to his local record. In Ills first match here, he was paired with Vcnable and for lack of a more stable partner, lost to Ward and Chris Belkas. T^ie following mulch, he and Al Galento won over Ward and Al Szasz. Keene can be scientific- in his mat methods but stages B rough contest when up against similar opposition. Ward hns a fiery temper and when Its Inflamed by rough opposition, he puts aside his scientific maneuvers and bursts out in a storm of righls and lefts that has belabored a number of opponents into submission. Opening the evening's mat program, Wolfe will battle Keene in n one-fall bout and Pacer will tangle with Ward in the olher prc- llm. Two Missco Basketball Teams Play in Semi-Finals of Tourney Two Mississippi County teams have reached the si'intfinnls of (he Junior Hoys Dlstric'l 4 tuiiriiiuneiit :n Junesboro and were sla'.i'd to luce today the two tough contenders seeded to baltln out the Irophy Eyes of Racing Fans on Armed At Santa Anita ARCADIA. Oat., March 1. (UP) — It was the day of the Golden Urtl- lop at Santa Anita today ami n shining gelding named Armed V.VIH lo the pest seeking a $1110,000 pot 'it gold wr.ltiiiB lit the end' of the mile and a quarter race. There wer e muny others In Ihe race-sprinlers. stretch-runners and just runner— 'but the eyes of the racing world on Armed". Once mi ugly dutkling who served ns « lend pony for more fashionable stars in , tlie Calumet, barns, Arir.ed slowly climbed .to a plucc of eminence on the turf. Touay lie is the third gi'eiUcst money-winner in racing history. -Ann a victory today places him within less than S2,0<M of the all-time high, with a Summer ot racing sill before him. B;IL the greatness of Armed did not prevent V\ others from 'being named for the nice, with from IS to the lull 22 expected to go to the post at 5:03 p.m. (PST.) A crowd expected to reach 80,000 began gathering early, seeking choice seats and standing room. Two California Horses Featured At Spa Track HOT SPRINGS. Ark., Mar. j. — ( UP)—Two California speedburn- ers, Buy-Me-a-Bond and Hyhustie, clash at Oaklawn Park here today with eight other handicap stars in the $1,500 Moody Hotel handicap, a 6-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up. Buy-Me-a-Bond, leading handicapper at Santa Anita, will go to the post the favorite. Other entries include a Chance, Sugar Beet, Pecspme, Tommy Chic, Y. Gun. Pouting Mac, Powdered Milk and Little Hoops. The sub-featured seventh will bring out nine distanccrs at a mile and a sixteenth for the $1.500 L-ll- tle Rock purse. The event will feature .favorites So Proudly and Hockfood Lou. and also Ksar of Audlcy, Dididlda. prince Bicltro. Big Head. Jacalltos, Alumoiit nnrt Plover Brand. A drizzling rain kept the attendance down to 4,000 yesterday, although the track was in good shape. Tlie premutuel handle was $258,399. ' • Your feet will feel belter —stay better if you have those shoeg ; resoled properly at our 'Quality Shoe Shop. Longer wear for less Money! HALTERS QUALITY SHOE SHOP 121 W. Main St. The New HiGGlNS BOATS A Complete Boat Line OUTBOARDS AND RUNABOUTS See J. C. ELLIS, Jr. Dealer Barfield Farm Blytheville, Ark. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION PRICE ANYWHERE! Reserved Scats or. Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday n , k , . _ ADULTS 45c — CHILDREN I5c Monday, March 3 <TK included) ^ BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA TAG MATCH CHARLIE KEENE and LEFTY PACER versus JOE WOLFE and TOMMY WARD ALSO 2 1-FALL, 30 MINUTE MATCHES Charlie Keene . Lefty Pacer vs - vs. JoeWoife I Tommy Ward Bnnir—Jonc'sboro ana Ti'mnnnn. Jotii'sbwo copped an expected victory over KIU!I> insl night by a 4(1 to 32 coinil and Whlltcm. Mississippi coimty loiinmnient sccoiul- !>mt'i! winner, advanced to the semi-finals by ousting Marked Tree 38 Jo il. Jimt'sburo and Whftlon wero scheduled to clash In wiul-Ilmil.s. Tnimnnn trounced Tyromn 31 to 1H lust nlyht to reach the seinl- IHuiLs, In which It meets Osccoln this morning n t 11 o'clock. O.sccoln. third in Mississippi County, Jumped lo (he semi-finals when Mai 111,1- (luke and Hpech a rove didn't show up lo provide a i;«.-omWound opponent. Radio Clinic ATTENTION VETERANS! If you served overseas, you should join (lie V.F.W. now! Meetings every Wednesday night, 7:30 at the Wctcnkamp Cotton Office. Bring a veteran with you. VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Farris McCalla, Commander • 430 W. Ash St. | 1'lione 855 or 2291 j WE ! PICK UP and DELIVER SALES CO. STUDEBAKER Sales — Service We Kuy mid Sell GOOD DSHD CARS Bill Cliamblln _ Ix?x Clinmlilln Railroad & Ash Sts. Phone 2195 FROZEN FOODS Lockers for Rent—Meat Curing— Groceries — Meats — Vegetables— Wilson Pasteurized Milk— Birdseyc Frozen Products We Deliver Telephone 2H02 Main .'it 21st Street BRING US YOUR POULTRY! We Pay Highest Prices for all Hens, Roosters, Ducks and Geese Save That Middleman's Profit, Our Prices Governed bj Market Value O|icn 0:30 p.m.; Show Klurts ^ p. W T DAVIS Highway 61 North Phone 3762 As a Natural Aid for HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE High blood pressure associated with kidney disease mny be reduced by keeping kidneys functioning properly. For 50 yenrs doctors hnvc prescribed this mineral water from Hot Springs, Ark. Pure lusting . . . not a Inxntivc. Phone or wrilc today for free booklet CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main and Division Blythevllle, Ark. WHERE DO YOU GO... * FOR HOUSEHOLD NEEDS * FOR AUTO ACCESSORIES * FOR GIFT ARTICLES You'll rind thai a quick trip to Blan Heath Auto A: Home Supply will give you the inside on loads & loads of good merchandise you need nt giveaway prices! SPECIALS THIS WEEK This week Inaugurates our weekly specials ... all going to you as advertised at, absolute cost. Look at these and then buy nt our wholesale pricel Electric SPACE HEATERS ....$5.35 up TABLK LAMPS J2.60 op LUGGAGE $15.95 up WAKE-UP KITS $3.65 up „..„„,, SERVING TRAYS $1.50 up Any and all toys will be sold at absolute costl Tricycles, wagons, scooters, dolls, table & chatr sets and many other toys for youii" and old! ° FLOOR LAMPS .....JJT^SO up BLAN HEATH AUTO & HOME SUPPLY •121 W. Main St. Phone 828 For Sale- At nil times I keep on hand several tractors and equipment, including new and used, f have John Deere, Fitrm:ill and other makes. Also have for sale at all (imcs 70 (o SO head of mules. Terms can be arranged. I will trade for almost anything you have. J see F. C. CROWE 1 Mile South Braggadocio, Mo. l.iisl Time Today "SILVER RANGE" willi .luliiiny .Miii'k llrutrn Srrlal: "Son uf Hie fiuunlsmun" Also Sliurl Niilijt-rls SATURDAY MIDNITB SHOW Starts lO-.-ln p.m. "LADY CHASER" with Hnlii'il !,o\my, Ann Kavatso Also Shorts Sunitiiy and Monday "Ernie Pylc's Gl Joe" wllh KUI-KKSS Alrrcillth us Krnle I'yln 1'arammiiit N'nus anil -Slim Is PAGE THBEK BEN WHITE & SONS GENERAL CONTRACTORS" MAIN OFFICE NORTH TENTH Phone 3151 FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. I'lisl Time Toihiy "SUNSET PASS" with .limit's Wnrreii and Nun Leslie Carlnnn anil 12th <:hii|>ler "/.orru's llluck \Vlil»" Sitlunliiy Owl Show "PHANTOM KILLER" uilh Dick Pumill mid .loiin Woudliury IMiis Cartoon anil Monday » urarao AJTTOIJ HKO News and Shorts New Theater . Manila's Finest Bbows EVERY NIGHT Malfnep Saturday & Sunday Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Bat-Sun. 1 p.m. ConU bhowlni Saturday 'PRAIRIE BADMEN' Also Short Hii Saturday Owl Show 'Madonna of the Seven Moons" willi Stewart OraiiRcr, I'alrlcia line Also Shorts «nrt Mnni1»* "NO LEAVE, NO LOVE" with Van Johnson, Kernnii Wynn Also Shorts CHICK THEATRE "Where Happiness Cost! So Little" ] WEEKDAYS BOT Office Opens «:15 p.m. Bhow Ataris 7:00 n.m. Last Time Today "Trail to Vengeance" with Klrhy Grant and Fuzzy Knight Serial: "Rl;\ck Arrow" Cliapl. G Also Cartoon Sal unlay Owl Show Sl:irts II:CO p.m. "Valley of the Zombies" with llobnrt I.ivintslonc. Ian Keith Chaplcr 7 "Monster and the Ape" Also Slmrfs and Monday "Enchanted Cottage" vilh Kolirii VOIIIIB, Dorothy McGudc Xews and Cartoon OR ANY EXCAVATION S.vXCOHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG.LYJHEVILL§ ARK. CONCRETE BUILDING BLOCKS Also CULVERTS 1% Indies ap lo 48 Inches Wo arc Dealers for THE FAMOUS WATERPROOFING Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 OSCEOLA, ARK. CALL 2611... STOP AT 2611 Don't Hesitate to Ask for Free Service \ Listen — We can wash your car in HO minutes. We use Genuine Alemite (it-case to lubricate your car. Yes, we have the tires — Day Ion — Hood — Good- .ve.'ir. We al.so have New l!allories. Standard ESSO Gas & Oils, Also Quaker State, M A D D'C AUTO ** IV l\ -^SERVICE Plume Mi Second and Ash Sis. An engine recondition- practically new cnginel ing job done here is a performance from a re- sp'ccializcd job —done by International - trained mechanics using special International equipment and installing factory- engineered International Parts. The result is what you'd expect— conditioned engine. So' improve truck performance and cut operating • i • I costs with an engine reconditioning job here. Phone and tell us when we may do a job for you. DELTA IMPLEMENTS, Inc. 312 So. 2nd Phone 863 •—«*- ' .__ ..,— INTERNATIONAL Trucks

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free