The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 17, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Paps Meet Caruthersville Tonight in Double Bill Here Blytheville Junior High School's Papooses make their second home appearance of the 1951-52 season tonight when they take on the Carulhersville juniors in a pair of games at the Haley Field gym. Th» gam* will get the county off * • to an extra heavy week of action ' >s teams rush to get in all the games they *.re allowed before schools dismiss classes lor the Christmas holidays. , The Paps will b« seeking their third win of the season against onls one loss. Their lone setback came last week at the hands of Humes of Memphis. Tonight's first game will be between the B teams or the two schools and will sta'rt at 7 o'clock. The second game will follow immediately. In all, a total of 15 games involving Mississippi County teams are scheduled for this week. There will be action every night starting tonight and continuing through Friday night. Blj'theville's Chicks play their final game before the Christmas holidays tomorrow night when they go (o Manila to play the Manila Lions. Osceola's Seminoles go into action (onlght when (hey meet Uixora In a double header In the O-^eola gym. The games were to have been played last week. In -games tomorrow night, the Shawnee Indians piny host t« Trumann In B doubleheader, Dell goes to Oeceola /or two games, Keiscr will be at Dyess, Burclette plays at Lepanto, and WUson goes to Turrell. LeachvUle's Lions have a pair of game* scheduled with Tilghmnn High of Paducah, Ky., lor Jonesboro thl« week. The first game, will be Wednesday night and the second Thursday night. Burdette also has a game scheduled for Thursday night with Dycss at Burdette. In games Friday night, Shawnee goei to West Ridge lor a pair of games with Mlssco High, Qosnell plays at Manila and Dell plays at Amwrel. Chicks to PI ay Newport First In ASC Tourney The Blythcvllle Chicks will play Newport In their first game of Arkansas State College's invitational basketball tournament which opens in Jor.esboro Jan. 1. Brocket drawings were held at Arkansas Slate Saturday afternoon in both ^ A, and B divisions^ The 'Chicks - aiid. Pocahontas were;>the two seeded - (earns In (he -upper bracket of the A division and Le«chvllle and Bay were seeded in thf lower bracket. iwchvilie Is scheduled to play Marked Tre« In Its first game. Two Mississippi County tennis, Otceola and Wilson, are entered tn th« tournament, Wilaon, defending B champion, Is Kheduled to play Lake City in its first game and Osceola will play Werner. Sixteen teams are entered In each division of the tourney. First r,ound pairings In the A Division are Pocahontas vs. Green County Tech; Walnut Ridge vs. Tnimann; Oxford vs. Tuckerman; Blythcvllle vs. Newport; Leachvllle vs. Marked Tree: Egypt vs. Augusta; Hoxle vs. Lynn and Bay vs. Paragould. In the B Division, first round pairings are Pwighkeepsie vs. Calico Rock; Weiner vs. Osceola; Marmaduke vs. Monette; Ncttleton vs. Clover Bend; Oreenway vs. Hardy; Viola TO. Lepanto; Broakland vs. Vandale; and Wilson vs. Lake City. Air May Be Free, But Not for Radio BELGRADE. (;j>)_Thc n ) r may ),,. free, but the privilege of listening to the radio here In Communist Yugoslavia isn't. Like other public services and good here, the government s.'ises.s- ment for owning a radio set has gone up recently—from 514:40 to $CO.OO annually. It doesn't make any difference If you only turn on the current, or if you listen exclusively to loreign broadcasts such as those beamed directly this wny by BBC and the Voice ol America. Radio Bclprade, sta;c operated without income from advertising. sugcesicd rocoiiliy that radir.s were subject to seizure unless their owners paid their qyai'.crly installments for their use. Kentucky-St. Johns Game Tops Week's Cage Action By WH.I, GRIMSLEV • NEW YORK, <&)— The top attraction of (he young college basketball season Is the dish for Lexington's fine Coliseum tonight when Kentucky and St. John's of Brooklyn clash in a game matching the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, The Joust headlines a full slate ol pre-Christmas activity featuring another game between tenants ol The Associated Press' top ten. Tiie St. Louis Billlkens, fourth-ranked, are host Wednesday night to Washington, No. 6. Things are not ns rosy with Adolph Rupp's national champions at Kentucky as a year when at the Wllclcuta beat St. John's Madison Square Garden. 43-37. The Wildcats, who rarely lose, have dropped one decision already —a 61-57 loss to Minnesota last week. Splvcy Injured Besides, the team's seven-loot pivot stsr, Bill Splvcy. is on the ailing list and unable to play and a New York assistant district attorney Is in Lexington hinting of new scandal exposes. Nobody has named names. Rupp's mountain marksmen proh- ably will have to have their sights razor-sharp If they are to avoid a second setback for the year. St. John's has fl fast, smart team built around big Bob Znwoluk. It has won five straight games. Zawoluk Is one of Ihrec returning regulars from the sqund good enough to Jiang up n 22-3 record In regular season play last season. The others are Jfick McMahon a crack set shot, and Ronnie McGilvray, a crack floor man. Kentucky won't be suffering from lack of experience. Five lettcnncn are back from last year's championship team but the loss ol Splvey has softened its scoring punch. Kentucky plnys DePaul Thursday. St. John's has A Saturday date In New York with Vanderbilt, Washington has a rough schedule, playing St. Louis Wednesday and (lien tnklng on Minne-so'ii, conqueror of Kentucky, on Friday and Saturday. Illinois. No. 3, plnys Oklahoma, North Carolina and DePaul. Kansas State, No. 5. Is,at iiamline Monday nmi then meets Indiana in R top game Saturday. Columbia Keaten pclon Hall, No. 7. takes on Tempo State Wednesday and Scramon Saturday. Eighth-ranked Kansas plays Rice Tuesday and Southern Cal Saturday. Ninth-ranked LaSalle is idle but North Carolina Slate, No. 1, meets George Washington Tuesday and Manhattan Thursday. The defeat of Columbia, unbeaten in regular season play last year, featured the nearly 2 dozen major games Saturday night. The Lions were beaten by Pittsburgh In n rousing game, 65-64, nt dedication of Pitt's new gymnasium. St. John's nnd Seton Hall won a rtoubleheadcr at New York's Madison Square Garden. St. John's prevailed over Rhode Islnnd State. 8202, while Seton Hall beat lona NY., 70-00. A mild surprise saw St.. Joseph's take the measure of Texas Tech. which had previously surprised North Carolina Stale. 62-58, at Philadelphia Convention Kail. New York University won its ninth straight game, rallying to repel Cornell, 58-52. Ohio Stale was given a big score by Butler but won 15-74, on Paul Ebert's last minute foul shot. Iba's Aggies Showing Signs of Old Power STILLWATER, Okla. M>)—Th« stalwart defense- which cata.pult.ed the Oklahoma AgglK u> national f»m« under Coach yank IDS. once again U asserting itself. On the busts of four games, the* present outfit is likened to the "Ag- glca of'old." Tills means that Ihe Cowboys from Stillwnter will be reckoned with when lime comes to pass out national honors. The four victories, the Aggies have allowed opponents only 43.1 points a game. The Aggies also have displayed a potent offense in their Inst two games against Loyoln of Los Angeles after squaky starts against New Mexico A. and M. and Southern Methodist. The Aggies had to go two overtimes to beat New Mexico 45-43 nnd won out over SMU 50-45 in a single overtime. The Aggies downed Loyola 13-43 and 60-44. The Aggie oflense hss averaged 57 points in the four games, hitting 39.4 per cent of lt.s field goal attempts. Six members are shooting better than 40 per cent. Centers Scoring In ability of the centers to score was a severe handicap to the Ag- gies last season. This Impotentcy apparently has been overcome. Using three centers, Iba has been able to get 20 points a game from the boys In the post position. Pete Darcy, Oklahoma City, currently Is the lending scorer among the centers with 43 points for a 10.1 point average. Bob Mattick. the 6 feet 10'-1 sophomore from Chicago has scored 19 points and Bob Pnger has hit for 18. Drm Johnson. Chlcknslia, described by Iba ns the "sre.itcst fonv.ird in America" is averaging Ifi points pime for 45 per cent pace. Dnr- cey Is connecting at 53 per cent The Aggies will lake on Southern California In a pair of games this I week. They cnjrnee the Californium in Stilhiatcr Tuesday night and In "•'"• Tulsa Wednesday night. Medal of Honor Heroes to Lead Rose /Parade PASADENA. Calif, (/n—The honor of leading the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's day will go to six men who have one thing In common—courage. All are Medal of Honor winners. This Is the first time In Its 63- year history the floral procession hasfhad more than one grand marshal. President Leon Kingsley ol the Tournament of Roses Association announced the names of the heroes today: St. Stanley T. Adams. Olathe Kans,; Capt. Pasadena; Lt. ner, Fall River, Mass.; Master Sgf Ernest R. Kouma, Dwight. Ncbr.; Capt. Lewis L. Millett. Haverhlll. Mass., and Maj. Carl L. Sitter, pueblo, Colo. All are veterans of the Korean War. Raymond Harvey JO Thomas Hud- Scorers, Timers To Attend Clinic The Mississippi County Basketball Officials' Association will conduct a clinic, for high school timers nnd scorers at the Wilson Tavern in Wilson tonight. The clinic, which will be open to the public, is scheduled for 7:30 Praying Painter Fra., the saintly Fteen- tlne painfr. believing In divine guidance-, prayed for inspiration for his work and. it is sairi, never handled a hrush withiut a prayer. Tim-ber! Here They Come PRINCE ALBERT,. Snsk. «•) — More than 500 men In Northern Saskatchewan have signed contracts to spend the winter working in the timber in Northwestern On- Scats of Learning Needed PICTOU, N.S. (AP)—Need of «d dltlnnal space In the town schooL was lorclbly pointed out In reporl, Ui the. school commissioners. In one grade 9 class there are 50 drsk: and 53 pupils. Two of the exlra. use the teacher's desk, while thi third Is R "floater", using any thn happens to be vacant that day. BLYTHEV1LLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, Dec. 17 8 p.m. TAG MATCH Lee Fields & Roy Welch MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 19«1 Teams from this league, already way behind, have a dozen tests sjalnst outside foe*. Thus far the conference hat won only eight of Musial Officially Named NL Batting Champ for'5th Time ST. LOUIS—(/P|—Stan The Man Musial. has a new silver bat for his trophy case. The St. Louis Cardinal "ii'""'-lirf von the National League batting crown for 1951—the second consec- ilive year he's icen the top niter in the senior circuit. No one else has managed to win :he crown for ; w o years run- I ning since Rog-'^ SKNBOB— Dasmar Rom Irics her skill o., a ski-bob at Zugspitze cvcl^ V5dTi S wf *' m ?" ntaln ' Jhe ski-bob is a combination bf-' nskl ' M ' R ' i w * ' s-o s a comnaton b- ™ cu l '. M .'u Rom ls » me mt>« of.Austria's Winter Olympics team. She is the women s world slant slalom champion and Austrian slalom titleholder. (NBA) Legal Loophole Sought In Kentucky Fix Case By KYLE VANCE LEXINGTON, Ky.—cm—New York Investigators seeking "fix" onfesslons from three past or present university of Kentucky paskelball Jlaycrs who "broke no law" proved today for an opening in legal barters that teemed to block their project. Although stymied by the silence*— . . >f two of their suspects, they appeared determined to stick by their 11IU. Their strategy began to take hapc with reports that the third slayer had arrived in Kentucky rom the west and might be ready o provide testimony they could use o crack the lips of the other two. The Investigators —, Vincent A. . O'Connor, assistant district at- Pigskin Going 'Two Platoon' In Rose Bowl torney of Manhattan* and three ^few York detectives—have been in Kentucky since last Thursday. Wants Confessinns While admitting they were unable to prosecute the suspected iltxyers because apparently their al- eged acts took place outside New York, O'Connor said he wanted the players to confess so .their testimony could be used against gambling elements. The investigators have been un- ised by resentment expressed by =;ome officials and citizens who contend they have no right to subject Jlayers to damaging statements If ;ha players are guilty of no crime. Kentucky and several other states have no law covering bribery of players. O'Connor has not sought to der end himself on this score. When the players refused to talk, ie arranged a conference with Dr. FI. L. Donovan, president of the University. The two lalked Saturday and Sunday and sale! they would continue the conferences later. "Reached Dead End" John Y. Brown, attorney representing one of the players, said today he felt certain O'Connor has reached a dead-end In his Lexington visit and the case "will stand like it Is at present." This was a. sampling of the resentment. On the other side ol the picture the university administration and some alumni officials appeared to be giving the New Yorkers full co-operation. And It was at the request ol Kentucky's Gov. Lawrence Wetherby that O'Connor and his men came to Lexington. PALO ALTO, Calif, «v-Even the pigskin Is going two platoon in the Rose Bowl. Stanford and Illinois each will ,ise its own favorite brand of foot- oall on offense in their New Year's day clash at Pasadena. Al Masters, Stanford director of athletics, told about it. today: Assuming It would be host team, Stanford laid in a supply of the brand of ball it's been using all " n ason. Oh no! said Illinois Coach Ray Eiiot. There's no home team in the Rose Bowl. So, to make 11 easy for ball handlers to pack, pitch or punt, each team will put its own favorite into play each time it's on ofTense. Whose ball will be used on kickoffs? Masters didn't mention that. Heavy Intersectional Slate Faces SWC Teams This Week ' J y l P) ~; SO r t l\ West Confercncc basketball teams get the hulk of their in- schedule out of the way this week and it's a tough old row to hoe. 28 Intersection*! games, Texas, the last, unbeaten „„ .,,,,„, ,.„„,, „„., lu „,,„, ,_,,, CUI15 lo . ^ fu gures ln thrcc of ihem ' T °- bllltlc Tulane, Friday night Texas mgnt. me Longnorns meet Louisiana plays Murray State of Kentucky at State at Baton Rouge and tomorrow team light drop over to New Orleans to ers ( R a j a h ) |j lornsby made a f \abit of it with \ he Cardinals from 1820 :hrough 1925. Official Na- Stan Musial ional League batting statistics re- eased yesterday show Musia! atop he list with a .355 average. Only 7 Have none It Only seven National Leaguers have won the crown in two successive years with Dan Brouthers of Buffalo first turning the trick n '1882-H. The 1951 championship is the 'Ifth award won by Musial. The other four were won in 1943 .357, 194€ J«5, 1644 .367 and 1950 .346. That places him two down on rlornsby and three down on the jreat Hans Wagner, the only two National League players to win more batting championships than Musial. At 30, Musial believes he has another two years at peak performance. "A hitter's best years are from the time he's 28 until he's 32," he said. Wants Base Hits Wagner was 33 when he collected his fifth crown. Hornsby was 28. Musial added something else that might prove interesting to national league pitchers—he plans to keep swinging for the base hit rather than the home run. 'I've led the league five times now," said Musial, "and I've always tried for base hits, not home runs. After all. I never was much of a power hitter and base hits. are more important lo the club.' U. A. Athletic Fund Will Show Big Deficit LITTLE ROOK Ili'l— A deficit of S17.000 for the fiscal year ending June '30, 1912, will be shown by the University of Arkansas' athletic -budget, the Board of Trustees' Athletic Committee has announced. The committee, meeting here yesterday, said the deficit is a result of the minor sports program, adding that football had more than paid its way. The athletic Budget Committee was appointed to draft a budget for the fiscal year bcgini-ins July 1, 1952. Members are University Provost Joe Covington, Athletic Director John Barnhill, and T. C. Carlson, vice president for finance. Blue and Gray Contest to Be Gala Affair MONTGOMERY, Ala. w>—Two All-America performers .and 46 other gridiron glamor gents roll into this city this week to get ready for the fanciest Blue-Oray game in history. When workouts start Saturday, rival coaches will have just seven days to whip their squads into shape for the Dec. 29 encounter. Even the taxpayers have kicked in with S20.000 to help make it the kind of show promoter Champ Pickens has dreamed of since he originated the North-South "friendship" classic 13 years ago. The legislature appropriated the loney to advertise the game. Austin. Rice Plays Vandy Of major Interest will be the clash if Rice with Vanderbilt at Nashville Thursday night. Vandy Is the outride team playing in the preseason inference tournament in Dalli next week and the way things ha- been going probably will be favor- to win. Last week found the conference learns losing 10 of 11 Intcrsectional games. Baylor, which took Its first decision of the seasbn, won the only «st with an outside foe—the Dears ickcd Colorado 54-50 although losing the second night 47-46. SMU Beaten Southern Methodist carried highs' rated Kansas to the last whistle before losing 58-57 after being iwampect ,74-51 the night before. Texas was keeping Us season record clear with a 57-49 will over last Texas State of the Lone Star Conference and a 68-41 victory over Sam Houston State of the -same conference. There will be a couple of double headers this week in Dallas. Wednesday night SMU'plays Nebraska and Texas Christian takes on Texas Tech and Thursday night Southern Methodist tries Tech while Texas Christian engages Nebraska. Arkansas dropped a pair of intersectional games last? week, to send its season's mark to 3-3. The Razor- sacks bowed to Tulsa, 48-44, then to Mississippi State, 79-39. Arkansas plays two games week af FayeHeville _ Miss on Thursday and Tulsa again on Saturday. Champions Repea In Bowling Meet Matson Is Top College Scorer NEW YORK. (/n—In one of the closest finishes In history, Ollie Mat.son of San Francisco edgec Hugh McElhenny of Washington by oue point to win the tndividua scoring crown for the 1951 college football season. Final statistics released today by the NCAA service bureau show Matson on top with 126 points- on 21 touchdowns to McElhenny's 125 tallies on 17 Id's and 23 extra points. Matson, who was All-America on Associated Press' first defensive team, produced a six pointer In every game as he paced the Dons lo their first undefeated, untied season. He also led the nation in rushing this season. Pat Summerall of Arkansas won the field goal kicking over Ohio State's Vic Janowicz, four to three. Osceola Girls, Gosnell Boys Win Dell Meet DELI,, Dec. 11.—Osceola's girls and, Oosnell's boys are the champions of Dell High School's invitational tournament which was completed here Saturday night. Osceola won the girls' bracket by defeating the Dell sextet 38-24 in the finals, Gosneli won the boys' title by whipping Luxora 41-38 In the finals of that division. Both games were fairly close al the way. with the winning teams pulling ahead in the last half. Girls' Game DC" Pos. Osceola Simmons f8) .. P (11) Mann Brown <15) ... p. ... (18) Wat-son Blair I'll P (9) Cone Workman G Lowe Tate o Kendrick P. Johnston . G Hartle, Substitutions: Dell—V. Brinkley and c. Brinkley, Holmes. Osceola —Spiers, Dunn, Peeper. Boys' Game Ghost Town Now- Silver City, one of the mast picturesque of the ehost towns in' Id— h ™ - " bowls out of Chicago, and Mrs. Mnrlon Lartewlg of Grant! Rapids, Mich., arc repeating champions of! the Rational All-Star Tournament. ' Tlie husky, 39-year-old McMnhon. ! winner of the 1940 meet nnd a sixth i place finisher last year, backed the 1951 title last night nud the S2.000 prize that goes with it. : The All-Star championship, how- ' ever, will be worth much more to McMnhnu In money from testimonial. 1 :, exhibitions, etc. j Mrs. lA-\dewlg, winning her third straight women's crown, also will cash in much morfi than the $600 prize she received. j Guaranteed Watch Repair Liixora Towles 02) Barnes (13) While (21 .. R. Tate (6) Barch 12) ' Pos. p P c G. G Oosnei! (e) Emer: Hodgi (16) GUI (15) French (2) Cook ....... ' Substitutions: Luxora — Stoval Johnson. Gentry. Tucker. GosncI —Brown, Caldwell, Allen, Lollar. James A. Garfield was assasslnat ed on July 2, 1881. Adults 50c—Children 15c Eddie Malone & Bill Canny For Reserved Seats. Cal) 3359 90 Minute Time Limit Best 2 out of 3 Falls Fields vs. Malon* Welch vs. Canny $ 3.50 ll'our watch Is disassembled Ideancd, pivots pollshtd and [hair springs adjusted. 3 Day Service Thompson Credit Jeweler xt door «« Wade Furniture MOOSE LODGE CHRISTMAS DANCE with Art Sutton and his Orchestra Mirror Room, Hotel Noble Monday December 17 ... 9 till T Members Permitted to Bring Guests $2.50 Per Couple "army, Malone )n Legion Card Bill Canny and Eddie Malone, a air of mat meanies, will team to- ight against Roy Welch and Lee ields in the tag match feature f the American Legion's wrestling latches at Memorial Auditorium. This booking is expected to give lat fans plenty of their favorite rappling style— rough and tumble .-ork, as it will mark another ewal of the ancient Welch-Canny eud. • : Promoter Mike Meroney booked he four rivals as the Legion's spe- ial Christmas card. Two one-fall preliminary bouts ire also booked, with Field's meet- ng Malone in the first one and lanny taking on Welch in the econd. Superstitious Chinese take pills made from tiger whiskers for fever. TOP KICK—Charlie Burr EC-' lects his equipment at Florida's Tropical Park as the leading American jockey of 1951 The 17-year-old.-Arkansas City, Kan., lad was the phenomenon o'f the New England racing season. (NBA) _, _, irnj Christmas itntlv Casieaie a tuily $reat fiourboittojlve orjer Thoughtful to give, wonderful to getl Cascade is all Kentucky Straight Bourbon, naturally aged, naturally good. A truly great Bourbon, one lo make great occasions even greater KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKY CM. A. Di£k<l Distilling Company, Uxiiivillc, Ky. • 86 Pical_. This whisky is 4 re->s oli

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